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"Miss December, 2010," a photograph of a turtle hatchling headed to the ocean at Fort Clinch
State. Park by Saidra Baker-Hinton, was included in a 2010 calendar published by the Caribbean '
Conservation Corporation as a fundraiser for their sea turtle work. The CCC is a non-profit orgai-
zation based in Gainesville; calendars may be purchased at www.cccturtle.org. Baiker-Hinton sells
sea turtle cards and art at her shop, Amelia Sanlon ~Gallery, Ash and Third streetss.: .

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w illallow us to s~r vet: el nee s o our
cleos ever, according to a sum ay
Sby the city planning department, if the
city vacates the right-of-way a state
statute allows for adjacent property to
revert to the adjdining property owner,
which means the entire,right-o'f-way
would revert to the county and would
have to be leased back to the city.
Poynter. said it would be a better
idea for the city to sign a use agree-
mentwith the county instead of vacat-
AGING Continued onz 3A


by the end of 2011. However, so far
e' cio~ts thik w shouldo yeoting
for this," Commissioner Tim Poynter
said Tuesday of vacating the rights-of-
for the way. "There's some angst about this ~
:clined' from city commissioners. I don't see
riction that it's in the interest of the city to
ic pur- .vacate the righi-of-way."
,mnus- .~Accordmng to a letter frorn Council
p, their on Aging Executive Directpr Ken
for pri- Willette to the city, withoutt vacation of
the right-of-way, the property woxild
he city be divided into four quadrants and
:incre- would not be usable for our new facil-

e vE give the COuncil on gng t e .
they can do whatever they want with it.'

The city has rescinded an agree-
ment giving $150,000 to the county for
~ry on 1ot t oSutneet to use s a
new Council on Aging. Instead, it will
giethe money directly to the Council
The city also rejected a request by
the Council on Aging on behalf of the
comity to vacate two rights-of-way to
allow development of the 14th Street
The Council on Aging must leave its
current location, owned by Baptist

14th Street property for use '"
public good." But the county de
earlier this month to put a rest
on the deed to limit it to publ
poses for 30 years. County col
sionei's said they want to keel
options open to sell the property
vate development.
SIt was agreed in 2008 that t]
would pay; the county in ~three

Medical Center Nassau, next year. The -
14th Street site, the former
Humphrey's Memorial Hospital' and
later the County Annex, was chosen as
the site for the cout~cil's East Side facil-
ity in 2008. .
The $1501,000 offei'was made at the
request of Mayor Susan Steger~at a
,2008 city commission meeting in
exchange for a deed rest~ric~ting' the

Gene Lasserre, longtime Fernan-
dina Beach businessman wh'o was
instrumental in development of the
Port of Fetnandina, died Wednesday.
He was 89.
The Fernandina Beach native, wh~o
was an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard,
returned home after World War II to
the Ford dealership his father found-
ed. He became president of Lasserre
Motor Co. in 1959, and operated it
~with his brothers, Charles ald
Curtiss, and sister, Louise, tintil selling
the business in 1983.
Lasserre was elected a commis-
sioner of the Nassau County Ocean .
Highway & Port Authority and served
as its chair for nine years. He led the

effort to create a new Port of
Fertiandina in 1986, and' "Gene
Lasserre Boulevard" at the Yulee
International Tradeplex is named for
him in honor of his 38 years' with the
Port Authority,
SLasserre was a member of the
Kiwanis Club, American Legion and `
served on the board of direCtors of the
Florida First National Bank: among
numerous other local civic endeavors.
He was a member of the Nassaut.
County Sheriff's Water Patrol Search ~
and Rescue for 20 years, a member of
the Fernandina Boat Club, a racer of
boats and avid fsherman often out on -
hiis boat, "The Smuggler.
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Ik'smaking music a
JASON YURGARTIS zero for Robinson's program, appears
New>SLeader ready to burst at the seams with two .
decades' worth of trophies towers of (r

high school teacher that nance tell only part of the success
motivated or inspired story.
them along the way, often Robinson, a Fernandina Beach
by fostering a love for a specific sub- native, sat in his humble office, tucked
ject, but sometimes by simply nudg- away in the front corner: of the band .B
ing them through the unpredictable room, and reflected recently on 22
world of adolescence with sagacious years as band director at FBHS. Many
advice. Most probably never go back of Robinson's students have gbne on
to pay that teacher a visit. to play the college level and beyond
Thats nt th cae fr Fenanina after earning their chops under his
Beach High School and Middle guidance. i
School Band Director Johnnie "I've had a lot of students go on a ,
Robinson, w~ho estimates over 90 per- full scholarship in music," Robinson
cent of his former students stop by to said. "I know a lot of the directors (at .
say hello and check in on the schools' colleges). Because of the program we
renowned band program. And have, they do talk to rne and ask me .
Robinson's own Instant Groove Band, things like, 'Do you have anybody
virhich plays at The Ritz-Carlton, that's worthy?' I have a lot 6f kids that
Amelia Island every Thursday night go to Jacksonville University, Florida
and gigs around North Florida, fea- State, University of North Florida,
tures former student Cam Ray on key- Florida, Stetson and the University of

The FBHS band room, ground


with a few of
.the trophies
`that line the
band room
at FBHS.

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Ci ywon't pay~ con150 f or building
ANGEL... DUHR ments: $25,000 by the end of 2()09, ities ..with the: vacation of the rig]
ANG~s-EIAd DAUGHTRY/ $50,000 byi the end of 2010 and $75,000 ::way, the property becomes whole
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.The Nassau County Commission
will begin advertising to lind a replace-
mnent for the depgeting county co~or
dinator, but likely won't have one for
Ed Sealover, county coordinator
suice 2007, tenderbd his resignation
in January and .will leave county
employment April 9. The county will
advertiseithe position nationally until
March 31, with advertisements prob-
ably beginning iete week, according to
Human Resourops Director Chill Pope.
UI cntriacl imiportance i
Wednesday's discus-
slon was the
required job experi-
Sence of the appli-
cants for Seallover's
position. The draft
job description pre-
'sented by the
Human Resources
D e ~rm nt Seaover
Some commissioners, however, want-
ed to open the field to the private sec-
Stor as well.
"I really don't want to limiit it to just
governmental work," Commissioner'
Danny Leeper, said. "'I think we really
increase the pool of applicants if we
open it up to private business as well."
Commission Chair Mike Boyle was-
n't so sure. "I would have great diffi-
citlty in selecting somebody that does-
In't have any government experience,"
he said. "We hear the mantra,
'Government should be run like a busi-
ness' -and that sounds really good, but
there are some restrictions in govern-
ment that just don't translate to the
COUNTY Conti'nued on 3A ;



rual life
A tract of land on the West Side
may be a perfect location for future
industry, according to Rayonier's land '
development arm. I
TerraPointe, a wholly owned sub-
sidiai-y of Rayonie~r, and the Nassau ~
County Economic Develsment Board
are promoting a: zoning charge fErom
agricultural to industrial for 1,814
, acres of Iiayonier-owned land near
Callahan -`
The Nassail County Planning and
~ :Zoning Board yoted unanimously Feb.
3 to approve thet rezoning, That board
restricted the property from being
used for cominercial~mining and set
aside about300 acres of it for conser- .
The issue~ will come before the
county commission at a Cublic meet-
ing March 8 at?7 p~m. Local residents
are expected to object.
"I don't want an~ industrial park in

tainly don't want the tr-affic."
The tract in question is located
about live miles southwest of Callahan
a location uniquely situated for indus-
trIial use, according to TerraPointe
spokesman Mike Bell.
"It's the junction of the CSX rail
line and the Norfolk Southern rail
line," Bell said. "... Thats why it's spe-
cial and unique not just for the dual
rail line, but for the two rail lines ~in
close proximity to (1-95) and Jaxport."
The land, however, is currently
zoned for agricultural use it situa- .
tion TerraPointe and the Economic
Development Board want to change.
"Nassau County ~for many years
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Lihtin dernO Eghting company, at 6:30 p.m. Medical TOWII Replacement Surgery" in this
8 ~~~~~tonight. The L~ED lighting sys. ot' eiclTw et
Eileen's Art & Antiques tem reportedly is 75 percent Meeting ing. The free program is from'
Centre, 702 Centre St., will more efficient than the system Orthopedic Surgeon 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the hos-
host a street lighting presenta- in use from Eighth Street to Richard Blecha, M.D., will dis- pital. No reservations
tion by Nite Lites, a outdoor Front Street. cuss "Minimally Invasive Hip required.

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FRIDAY, February 19, 2010 NEWS News-Leader

Residents of the Forest Hills, Highland Drive,
Highland Heights and Egans Mea~dows neighbor.
hoods pleaded with the city to install sanitary
sewer Hunes in their areas.
SFebruary 18, 1960

Testing was ordered after asbestos was discov-
ered in the Nassau County Courthouse Annex on
14th Street.
February 20, 1985

,roved a contract tp Don W5 Jr. and his sister, Louise
judicial' complex in lasserre, until the business was
Higginbotham sold in 1983. During his tenure
February 16, 2000 i Mr. Don W. Higginbotham, wiith Ford, he was a Director of
~age 62, of Yulee passed away the 8th District of the Florida
on Wednesday morning, Automobile Dealers Association
February 17, 2010 iti Kinston, and Secretary/Treasurer of the
North Carolina. Ford Dealers Advertising Fund.
Born in Jacksonville,FL,he Mr. Lasserre served as an
was the son of Lawrence elected Commissioner of the
Woodrow and Heleri Frith 'Ocean Highway and Port
Higginbotham. Don grew up in Authority of Nassau County.
SYulee and was a graduate of Chairman during his last nine
- Yulee High School, years, he was instrumental in
Class of 1965. After high the development ofthe Port of
a ~school, he worked at Container Fernandina that opened in 1986.
~Corporation of America mn "Gene ILassbre Boulevard" con-
~Fernandina before joining the nects the AAto the
I.B.E.W. four year apprentice- Yulee .Intr~itjd!:;dee x 'plx
sh~ip program in Jacksonville. and it was 1~him in
Graduating as a Licensed wt h1995 in ho~t years
Electrician inl974, Don began wt h o.
his career as, a Master Due tb-ilol.iisfoye eocean
Electrician and Foreman work- ~iand wvaterj~~iJj E24 sserre
ing on and heading up many was ar member~- of Ye'Nassau.
r ~large projects around the County Sheoriff'ds .i Patrol
Jacksonville area, to include the Serhad eue -teny
AllTel Stadium, the Jacksonville yeaes, and be~ was alsp ai mem-
Suns Stadium, the World Golf ber of th erntifidma Boat
--Village in: Ponte Vedra Beach, Club: Te endijoei bbildfing and
the Jacksonville Public Ubrary .racingsp~eedboats!,;etigrinfom
and Baptist Medical- Centers. racing ini ti 1960's. Mr.
For the past year, he has Insserre was an avid fisherman
worked on a large project for and spent many weekends on '
Miller Electric in Kinston, NC. the water.
An avid Florida Gator Fan,. Mr. Lassetre wakimember
Don enjoyed fishing the Nassau of the Kiwaniis 1611i, A;merican
County waterways and hunting Legion, and 'servetil on~ the
with friends. He was a long timne Board of Directors of the,
member of Hedges Baptist Florida lst National Bank.
Church, Yulee and had served Mr. Iisserid)!iki preceded
in the United States Marine iti death byj~hi~s bollief Charles
Corps. W. Insserie, Ji., his 'sister, Freda
Preceding him in death is Louise Lagsserree and liis
his father, Mr. Lawrence 'nephew 'Cur~ti~sst Lasserre, ~
Woodrow Higginbotham, who Jr. .~;, ,
passed away in 2000. He leaves be~llzd h wifPie of
rial Don leaves behind his 67 yeai-s, Jdanp Stier Lasserre;-
int mother, Mrs. Helen Frith daughters, Judith Joan Lzsserre
Higginbotham, Yulee, FL, his Handel of Huntsville, AL. and
ews Providers brother, Delvin W. Higginbo- Julia Jean lasserre of Ins sol,
tham (Glenda), Yulee, FL~,two ~CA*~ brother, Curtiss H.
sons, a daughter, a nephew, Lasserre, Sr. of Fernandina
Timothy Buck Higginbotham, Beach; grandchildren, Kevin
Yuliee, FL and many other close Edward Handel of Birmingham,
~relatives' and friends. .AL, Jennifer Joan Handel of
The family will receive ~Huntsville AL, and Jeannine
friends from 4:046:00 pm on `Kelsey Lasserre Stroud of Ins
~Sunday at the funeral home. :Osos. CA; and nephewS, Jon C.
Fiineral serrides will 198 h"t!l Lashk:l~ rP&f~'"&&megi ggy ag
S11:00 am on Moinday frdifi'thei Inss~i!I rbili tibtffoffi~idildid'P
Hedges Baptist Church, Yulee, Beach and Jonathan H. Stier of
. -FL with Reverends Mark Columbia, SC.
* Patterson and Pete Jones, offli- .His family will receive
* iating. friends frbm 5:047:00 pm on
* Mr. Higginbotham will be Monday at Oxley-Heard
laid to rest in the family seleo- Funeral Home.
Stion of Hughes Cemetery. Funeral Services willbe at
Employees of Miller Electric 11:00 am on Tuesday from ,St.
are asked to serve as honorary Peter's Episcopal Church,
pallbearers.; Fernandina Beach wiith Reire-
* .. Please share his lifestory at rend George Young, Rector, offi-
* **www.oxleyheard.com. caiaing.
Oxley-ileardFuneralDirectors Mr. Lasserre will belaid to
rest in the Insserre family plot
Elmer Eugene at the Bosque Bello Cemetery.
Lassere Please share his life story at
Elmer- Eugene "Gene" Oxley-HeardFuneralDirectors

Lauderdale, Fl., Rev. Doyle
Mitchell (Claudette), Angelo
Mitchell, Bryan Mitchell, Carl-
ton Mitchell, Glenn Mitchell,
Curtis Mitchell, all of Folkston,
Ga., Kelvin (Libely) Mitchell of
California, Frank Hump~hrey Jr.,
Ronald Hum-phrey (Cynthia)
Humphrey and Donald
Humphrey (Betty Ann) all of
Hilliard, Fl.; two grandchildren,
Keith II and Keirstin Mitchell
of Wadley, Ga. and a ~host of
other relatives and friends.
There will not he awake/vis-
'itation. The .remains will lie in
state on the morning of funeral
services an hour prior to sery-
ice. ,
Funeral services will be held
on Saturday, February 20, 2010
at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Carmel
Bagptist Church, Folktston, Ga.
Interment will be in Mt. Carmel
Cemetery, Folkston, Ga.
RoyalFuneralHome. Inc
lesup. Ga.
RObert C."Bob"

they wed in her parents' home
on 14th and Atlantic Avenue,
July 9, 1945. He started working
at ITT Rayonier in 1945 and
retired in 1985..He was a life-
time member of the First
.Presbyterian church.
.He is preceded in death by
his wife, Ellen Shank, a great
grandson, Davis Gity, and a
nephew, Wayne Johnsonl.
Survivors include his
beloved son William Russell
(Linda) Shank, a sister, Emily
Fulkerson of Hartford Illinois,
Grand daughter Jacky (David)
`Guy, Grandson Larry (Beth)
Nettles Jr., ~Great grandsons
Clayton and Garrett Guy, all'
From Fernandina Beach, Neph-
ews, William (Vicky) Fulkerson
of St. Louis, Mo., Michael
'Fulkerson of Houston, Tx.,
Jimmy (Ester) Johnso-n.'of
Jefferson, Ga., Keith t~helma)
,Johnson ofBoneville, Ga., David
(Tricia) John~son of Boneville,
Ga., Nieces, Emily May of
Boneville, Ga., Carol (Gerald)
Goldman of Lincolnton, Ga.,
Kathy Johnson of Boneville, Ga.,

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purchase 30 acres of land for a

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Mr. Robert C. "Bob" and many great nieces and
Richardson, age 81 of nephews.
Fernandina Beach,passed away .The family will receive
on Tuesday evening, February friends on Monday, February
16, 2010 at .the Acosta Rua 22 from 5pm to 7pjm at Oxley-
Center irl Jacktsonville, Florida. Heard Funeral Home.
: Born in Tell, Texas, he was' Funeral services will be at
the son of 'the late Noah and 2:00 pm on Tuesday from the
Ethel McNeal Richardson. Mr. First Presbyterian Church of
Richardson had been a lifelong Fernandina Beach with
resident of Texas before moving Reverends Holton Siegling and
to ~Fernandina Beach in 2002. Bert Swveringen, odfficiating.
He had worked as a Baker a~nd Pallbearers will be Jimmy
eventualy Bakery .Susiervisor Johnson, Keith Johnson, David
with the. Howard E. Butt Johnson, Jimmy May, Larry
"H.E.B." Grocery Coriporation Nettles Jr. and David Guy. .
of San Antonio, TX, before retir- Mr. Shank willbe laid to rest
ing in 1988. .He~had served in beside his wife in Kings Ferry
the U.S. Navy ~from 1946i until Cemet"'`ery. sdora
1953. In lieu offlwrm ora
Mr. Richardson had been an contributions may be made to
actlye member ~of Gideons Community Hospice of N/E
International for the plast 12-13 Florida, 4255 Sunbeam Road,
years and since moving to Jacksonville, FL 32202.`
Fernandina, he had been a Please share his life~ story at
member'at Bla'ckrock Baptist www.oxleyheard.com.
Church. Oxley-HeardFuneralDirectors
He is ppereded ig death by
tlkee~~~~~~~~ brtes Jdk i;o a b
JaspltiRkiiat~t~n kind~gfibiid-' 0 ames r~;l~r;; ySO
son, Shawn Richardson. James E. "Bud" Tyson, 80,
Mr. 'Richardson leaves passed away Thursday morn-
behind, his wife of 57 years, ing, February 18, 2010 at his
Jackie V. Richardson, Fernan- Yulee, FL residence.
dina Beach, FL, two sons, Steve He moved to ylulee 20 years
(Judty) Richardson, Austin, TX, ago from Jacksonville, FL and
Roger (Patsy) Richardson, was of the Baptist faith. He was
Feinandina Beach, FI,a daugh- a double retiree, retiring from
ter, uinda Richardson, Pagosa National Merchandise Com-
Springs, CO, thee sisters, pany and the U.S. Army. He
Johnnie lan Uttlejohn (Perry), was both aKorean War Veteran
Amarillo, TX, Eva Dell and a Vietnam Veteran and a
VanWinkle (Jan), Amarillo, TX, recipient of t~he` following
Ch~arlene Harris (Hoirard), awards and medal: National
McA~llster, OK, seven grand- Defense, Good Conduct,
children, Jesse, Peter, Nicholas, Bronze Star, Armor Badge,
Ami, Robert, Amy, Courtney, Vietnam Service with 2 Bronze
Eleven great grandchildren and Stars, Vietnam Campaign
numerous nieces and nephews. Medal with Device 60, 2 O/S
The family, wiHl receive Bars, Army Commendation
friends from 1:00 pm until the Medal, Gallantry Cross,
hour of service today at the Combat Infantryman's Badge,
funeral home. and the Vietnam Gallantry
Funeral services will be at Cross with Silver Star.
2:00 pm today, fom the Burgess Mr. Tyson was a personable
Chapel of Oxley)-Heard Funeral individual, a history buff and
House ~with Reverend Mike loved to fish. He was a devoted
Bowen, officiating.~ husband and father.
Mr. Richardson imil be laid He was predeceased by his
to rest in: Bosque Bello Ceme- wife, Ollie Rae Ty~son, his broth-
tery with Military Honors. er, Dell Kline, sister, Betty
His family will serve as pall- Bennett and his parents.
bearers. Honorary pallbearers Survivors include a son,
willbe members of the Gideons Mark Tyson of St. Augustine,
International. FL; a daughter and son in lawi,
In lieu of flowers, memorial Patsy and David Wayne Cloer of
i'ontriblitions may, be niade to Jacksonville, FL; one grandson,
the American Heart Associa- Specialist David Ire Clour who
tion, 1101 Northchase Parkway, is presently sei-ving with the
Suite 1, Marietta, GA 30067 or to U.S. Army in Iraq; and several
Alzheimer's Research, 322 nieces and nephews.
Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New Funeral services will be held
York, NY 10001. 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February
Please share his life story at 23, in the Stephens Chapel at
www.oxleyherad.com. .Green Pine Funeral Home with
Oxley-HeardFuneral~Directors Pastor Ray Mayfield officiating.






Interment will follow in Brick-
yard Cemetery with Full Mili-
tary Honor provided by the U.S.
Army. The family will receive
friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.
Monday at the funeral home.
Condolence messages may
be left at www.greenpinefuner-
,Green Pine FuneratHome

DATB sysTwIg

Dorothy Jane Iee, 67, died.
Wednesday morning, Feb. 17,
2010 at Shands Hospital in
Jacksonville. Funeral services
will be held at 2 p.m. today in
the Stephens Chapel at Green
Pine Funeral Home with Bishop
Larry~ Osburn officiating. The
family will receive friends from

Cemetery. Condolence mes-
sages may be left at www.green-
Green Pine Funeral Home


* *
* *

Issserre, age 89, of Fernandina
Beach, passed away Wednes
day, February 17, 2010.
A native of Fernandina
Beach, born January 22, 1921,
Mr. ~Lasserre was the son of
Freda Nagel and Charles W.

After attending
public schoolin
Fe rn andin a,
Mr. Lasserre
spent his senior
year of high
Lasreschool Srat
Riverside Military Academy in
Gainesville, Georgia, graduat-
.ing in 1939.
During World War II, Mr.
Issserre served in the United
States Coast Guard from 1941-
S1947. In 1942 he married Grace
Joan Stier, and the couple was
stationed at Southport, North
Carolina. Mr. Lasserre gradu-
ated from the Officer Candidate
-hool at the U.S. Coast Guard
Academy and was commis-
sioned Lieutenant, Junior
Grade. Mr. and Mrs. Lasserre
were also stationed at St.
Simons, GA and New Orleans,
IA. They returned to
Fernandina in 1947 so he could
work in the family business.
Upon the death of his moth-
er in 1959, Mr. Lasserre became
.president of Lasserre Motor
Company, a Ford dealership
that was founded by his father
in 1910. He worked with his
brother, Charles W. Lasserre,

Keith O.Mitchell Sr. <
Keith 'O. Mitchell Sr., 52, of
Folkston, Ga. passed away
unexpectedly on Wedneyday,
February 10, 2010.
He was born on December
1, 1957 to Edith Mitchell Grantt
and Frank Humphrey in
Charlton County, Georgia. Kith
was affectionately known as
"Donkey" by all of his friends
and loved ones. He Fias edu-
cated in the public school sys-
tem of Charlton County and was
a fornier employee of West
Frazier Pulp Mill in Folkston,
Keith was preceded in death
by a brother, Terrance Mitchell,
a sister, Suzette D. Maxwell,
and his grandfather, Willie
Survivors include: his loving
and devoted wife, Annie Mae
Buraton Mitchell, Folkston, Ga.;
three sons, Keith Jr. (Chei-kera),
Wadley, Ga., Quicton (Yolanda),
Statesboro, Ga. and Marcus
(Krishan), Inuisville, Ga.; his
mother, Edith Mitchell Grantt,
Folkrston, Ga.; his father, Frank
(Mary Lou) Humphrey, Sr.,
Hilliard, Fl.; his maternal grand-
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have tied the rights-of-way to a
specific use- if it goes away the
rights-of-way come back to us."
"The county is out of the pic-
ture," said Commissioner
Jeffrey Bunch. "If we give the
Council on Aging the $150,000
they can do whatever they want
with it."
"I have a different app-'
roach," said Steger. "I suggest-
ed (giving the county $150,000)
when I didn't know the Council
on Aging would go forward. ...
I'm concerned the city would
lose a prime piece of real estate
... I feel we should withdraw our
proposal. It seems like its too
convoluted. It seems like we
should keep things simple."
"Building the Council on
Aging on the property is our
deed restriction," Steger said.
"I don't see the need for a deed
restriction at this time."
Commissioners voted unan-
imously to give the first inst~all-
ment of $25,000 to the Council
on Aging and rescind the agree-
ment that would have given the
county $150,000 over' three
Btit Steger was reluctant to
approve a further suggestion
byr Bunch to follow the same
schedule for paying the council
$150,000, saying it would be
more prudent to hold off until
next year's budget is finalized.
"~We told the county we were
going to give them $150,000 and
now we're keeping it for' our-
selves," said BundIi. "That's not
Asked what $150,000 would
do for the Council on Aging
project, Willette said, "It would
be monumental, a major initia-
tive for us. It would put us over
the top."
Before voting against the
motion to, give the council
$150,000, Steger said she was
still a "huge supporter of the
Council on Aging," but the city
still had to consider giving
money to other non-profits such
as the Boys & Girls Clubs and
the Nassau Humane Society.
"Let's hold off until we get a
lay of the land," Steger-said. "I
just want to be prudent with the
citizens' money."


about personnel."
Holloway agreed that the
current organization needed
a second look, but felt the com-
mission should concentration
defining the county manager's
"There's no other county
iil the state of Florida where
HR reports to the county
attorney. I'm aware of that,"
he said. "But whether we
should go into that, today or
hot I'm inclined to think not.
We've got a lot on our plate
today.", .
"Edt, do yrou have any feel-
ing whether (HR) should be
under you?" Boyle 'asked
Sealover. "This is a stranger
organizational setup," Sealover
said.."Any place that I've been,
HR has reported to the coun-
ty coordinator pr ~the county
manager, whatever you want
to call it." However, he said his
relationship with HR had been
a good one.
County Attorney David A.
Hallman agreed that the rela-
tionship between HR and the
coordinator's office was good
,- but he also .admitted that
~'Nassau County's organiza-
tional structure was an unusu- ,
al one.
S"Iir~mly believe thatfor the
last three years the relation-
ship has been solid ... but I
kind of agree with one thing
Commissioner Leeper said,"
Hallman said. "If Iwere apply-
ing for county executive and I ~
saw that organizational 'struc-
ture, it would be different
enough that I'd want to ask
some questions."
However, the commission
decided to leave the organiza-
tional structure alone for the
time being.
Also discussed was the lik~
lihood that Sealover would be
gone before a permanent
replacement could be found.
"~Mr. Sealover's last day is April
.9, and this is going to. take '
awhile,"' Holloway said. "We .
may find ourselves in the posi-
tion of having to appoint an
interim 'county coordinator."
According to Sealover,
appointing an interim coordi-
nator was practically inevit-
able. "You're going to have 30
days to advertise, then
you're going to have 30 days
Sfor them to respond, then
you're going to have probably
another 30 days to narrow the
field," he saiid. "Then a lot of
people are going tb have* in
their coiitr;acts iiticli asI Idid;'
qu9-dqy~49 9 beforer i
rI~epotirt~ to wor )j. Sdjo yorre
looking at probably six months

development yet.
"At this point we're not
seeking any development
rights, because we don't have
any idea who's going to want
to use the property," he said.
"At this point we're just going
. through a land use change
with the county." .
"I'm disappointed\ in~~the .
way it's .being .done," Em-
mett TIhairpe, who owns 12
acres in the area, told plan-
ning board. "I can't compete
with these lawyers, but it
sounds good. .. I've already
been them mess us up with
Old Baldwin Road. We don't
need to elect any more peo-
ple that will give away what I

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Continued ftrom U1A
private sector."
"If we get two applicants
that~ are basically equal, and
one ha~s more government
experience than the other,
maybe that would tip the
.scales," said Commissioner
Barry Rolloway. "But I kind
of concitr wY~ith you, Commis-
sioner Ireper -we ought to at
least open it up to the profes-
sional circle'."
Commissioner W ~alter
Boatright said an applicant
from the private sector could
learn on the job how govern-
ment operation worked. "For
all intents and purposes, this is
a big corporation," Boatright
said. "...It's not like they're ~
going to be out there on their
own. There will be people they
can run things by."
Btit Commissioner Stacy
Johnson had reservations. "I
know that the potential pool .
of CEOs is probably great, but
I would be very hesitant about
Shiring~ sd~medrie with no gov-
ernment e'p~i-1ilid.: I'd like
to: see rd R':'~ t fi'asCt say,
'Govern ~eille pekiidiace pre-
ferred;'" V~e~: id,7:! down't wnt
to see tisp~ Si6 edne on a
big-lear ..'. j:: I don't
want to hiti ad elidd~jy just '
because t~~ritti ghig corpo-
ration if thiey don't 1m~oi any- .
things about~ thid'66inty."
S"As Citriiniikio'ndr John-
son says; we ~don't have a year
to train hi'ihloflye added.
In the eijd, ;the commissin
agreed to olxphi fl field to pri-
vate sector applicants, with the
caveat that Florida govern-
ment experience woiruld be
given prefe'rreiied' i
Leeper also suggesteded a
change to the county's current
Organization c~har:t~ Cuirent-
ly, the Hiuz;'hIn Rcesoucs
Departmetit is uixdei- the coun-
ty attorneye ?Irleper felt that
department should report to
the county manager. .
"I think we're really tying
the hands of the next county
manager if we don't have HR
reporting to him," he saQid.
"I wouldn't mind revisiting
this in a year, but I don't want
to reorganize while we're hir-
ing a new county manager,"
But Ireper felt ~the coun-
ty's current organization could
be detrimental to the search
for a new county executives. "I
think we,'pqdoing tliinijt tfe;
.1caggd4ts wfed i~i tYg(}xvR
report to Ife county manag-
er," he said. "..., If you look at
the minimum qualifications
and essential duties, it's all

AI Continued from 1A
ing the rights-of-way, which
include portions of Alachua
.Street and North 13th Street
"Wihy would I want to give
away the right's for $150,000?"
Poynter asked. "One way to
avoid it is to say we're not going
to vacate it... the angle~ this com-
mission should take is to not
vacate but to have a use agree-
S"I think we need to tie it to
public use in the interest of the
city as a whole," said Vice
Mayor Eric Childers, who said
he favored a use agreement
over vacating rights-of-way
But Willette said the council
has already retained architec-
tural services for the facility.
"W~e're incurring costs on that
site every .day," he said. "TThe
time frame is critical for us."
City Attorney Tammi Bach
acknowledged the city com-
mnission's fear was that the coun-
ty would end itp with entire
property free and clear.
"A use agreement can allow
the building to be there," she .
; said, "with a specific use, as a
specific entity."
"I believe we will be able to
activate that lease for 99 years,"
said Willette, "but we must
'break ground; on, the site.
Without the issue of the right of
way handled, we don't have a
buildable site. ... if we're not
comfortable with the agreement
I have to deactivate our archi-
"W~hat we're trying to do is
protect the city," Poynter said.
"If it's vacated, we can't get it
`After voting "no" unani-
mously to vacating the city
rights-of-way, commissioners
turned to the question of thy
restrictive deed that was reject-
ed by the county.
"Now what we have left is if
(the property) is not used for
public use," saiid Bach, "it would
revert back to ~the county, and
the county returns the (city's)
"I don't have a problem with
this if (the county has) a use
agreementt" said Poynter. "We

LAND Continued~from lA
has been at a competitive dis-
advantage because it doesn't
have any land with a land use
change that makes it attrac-
tive to a large employer," Bell
said. "That's really what that
property is about. It's about
leveraging existing infra-
structure to create jobs. If yu
don't have any land that's
zoned appropriately, people
are going to go somewhere
The land is ideally situat-
ed for manufacturing or a
warehouse or distribution
center, according to the
Economic Development
Board. However, Bell said
there are no specific plans for

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Johnnie Robinson's clout as director in the music class-
room sits on a solid foundation of achievement as a perform-
ing musician. Robinson is an accomplished saxophonist, get-
6ing his start as one of the famed Mlarching 100t while on his
way to earning Iris bachelors' degree at Florida A&rM
University in 1971.
Following school he headed to Cleveland, where he
I~played gigs with the likes of Billy Paul (the Philadelphia soul
Singer who originally performed ''M~e and Mrts. Jones") and
as a, member of the horn seedion in the Chi-Lites, who were
responsible for 11 Top 10 R&B singles in the 70s.
One fond memory Robinson shared was while he was
playing in the Cleveland funk band Bell Telefunk Company,
which later became The Dazz Band ("Let it Whip'1 after sev-
eral incarnations.
"We opened up at tri-C (Cuyahoga Community College)
' for Earth, Wind and Fire," Robimson said. "We were jam-
i ming so hard, the PA and speakers started messing up. The
Vocalist started saying 'I can't hear myself.'"
; But after an overseas USO tour fell through, Bell
Telefunk gigged up and down the east coast, giving
Robinson free time while off the road in Cleveland to substi-
tute teach.
"'We played gigs for about three years," Robinson said. "I
was the oldest guy in the group. I said to myself, 'I'm going
to see if this is going to be what I want to do, and go in com-
pletely wholeheartedly.' I did that, but the way I was able to
support myself is I kept my teaching c~ertificate, and when
- I'd come off the road, sometimes we'd stay in town and gig
for 93- months, so I substituted."
After a visit with his parents in Fernandina Beach in 1982,
Robinson's career path became clear.
"i interviewed with Mr. Grant for the opening at what was
then Fernandina Beach Junior High. I went back to
Cleveland and began to get back into mny regular routine and
three days later he called and asked me to join the faculty.
And I was ready to come back every year I'd fall down
steps, on ice, it was cold waiting on the bus the cold air
would cut-through me. I put everything in storage, came on
down and taught and went back at Christmas and got every-
thing. Everything else is history; I've been here ever since."

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i15tell 10 the rousic
*Monday FBHS Jazz
Ensemble performs from
6:30-8 p.m. as part of "The
Big Read" at the Peck
Center Auditoriuim, 516
South 10th St., Femandina
*Feb. 26 the FBMS
Beginner Band, Concert
Band and Symphonic Band
will perform at First Baptist
Church of Femandina
Beach, 1600 S. Eighth St ,
Sat 7 p.m. to raise funds to"
Attend Festival Disney this
spring. Tickets are $5 in
advance or $7 at the door.
Call Kristi Henderson at
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Band Director Johnnie
11 innson isa me bewrh o

performs each Thunsday
from 8 p.m. to midnight in
Sthe Lobby Lounge at The
Ritz-Cariton, Amelia Island "

urge that, I really go for that
because it makes them per- ,
form -you have to practice."
SBut Robinson has had
some help over the years on
the~day-to-day operations of
the band. Mary Sikes, who
works in guidance at FBHS,
anid who Robinson described
as his "right-hand gal," has
been involved in the band pro-
gr-am for years and takes care
of the administrative work.
*"I've already got next -
year's calendar done through
December," Sikes said. 'Tve .
been here 21 years I lOve -
.what I do. I have to blame my

son (who was in band) for
getting me involved."
Sikes said she has wit-
nessed first-hand the family-
like bond between band stu-
dents. .
"They work very hard, but
they take pride in what they
do, and they really miss the
interaction we have in march-
ing band that we don't have
any other time," Sikes said.
"My son has been in the Navy
15 1/2 years and he's still -
benefiting from Mr.
Robinson described him-
self as a "taskmaster."
"I work hard and the kids
Know that," he said. "I push
'~ them real hard to shoot for
Sthe top. One of my mottos is if
you really strive for perfee-
tion, on a bad day, you still
might be good enough to
make it." .
Nassau County Tax .
Collector Johni Drew, a 1991
FBHS graduate and a former
band captain under Robinson,
said his former instructor's
dedication and devotion
"could not be surpassed by
another director." Drew said a
lot about Robinson' can be
described by a sign he hung
in the band room that read:
"~We do not stand for medioc-
rity." He said Robinson does-
n't allow.his students to strive
for anything but the best. -
"No one person tainght me
self-discipline the way

Johnnie Robinson taught me! .
Drew said. "I am proud to
have been captaig~ofhis first ,
superior-ratedigand.;"E i
Robinsoil said"(John) was
One of my all-time students I
told him one~day,.'lYou know
you're going to be a politi-
Drew saidp414basicailly
"camped opt'~i irtie ad
Room while at FBHS, using it
as his locker and stopping by
a~;t lunch, in,addition to the
hours spent prapticing there
each day. He Sgd~ pobinson.
was always thesrq tp help with
music and life questions.
"He takes time to work
with any student before or
after school, at Inchldor any-
time with music and person-
al problems." .
Now a frequent visitor to
the program, Drew s~aid
Robinson s versatility allows
Shim to move with east from., ,
playing free-form jazz on his.
saxophone to crisp,1y and pre-
cisely directing the marching .
band. .
Robinson said he listens to
a wide range of music his .
favorites are jazz and gospel -
but, during concert season for
the bands, one particular type
of music ties into his strategy
for sticcess and serves as a .
learning tool for the students.
"During concert season, I
get really into strings, because
that helps the ear," Robinson
Said. "TWhat it does for me, is it

keeps the actual pitch flowing.
A lot of times, you -don't real-
ize that and a lot of directors
I know do this -you need.to. .
record yourselves because
you think you shund good, but .
you don't. You need that.
What I do is I listen to it, then
I let the kids listen to it, and
They see the vast difference.
SSo then we go at trying to ~
make- that thing sound like it
Should be. And it gets better
When they realize that." ,
Robinson took over as high
''school band director in 1987,
Sbut his life as a performing
musician continues with The
Instant Geroove Band. He and
former high school classmate .
Iawrence Holmes (percus-
sion, vocals) formed the local
jazz/soul/funk outfit, which
also features accomplished
pianist/former student Ray,
who now lives in St. .

Augustine, and drummer Sam
"Playing in Instant Groove
~gives me an outlet," Robinson
Said. "It's taxring, but it still .
gives me an outlet because it
gives me a chance to just hang
out with the guys and enjoy ,
S"The thing about school is
you have to have everything
in order, which I don't," he
said as he laughed.
The trophies lining the
band room tell a different
story, but in Robinson's eyes,
there's one true measure of
accomplishment for his stu-
"My reward is when I see
the kids graduating, walk
across the stage and get their
diploma.'It brings tears to my
eyes because they really
made~it," he said.

I love whiat I do. I am twsang my dream.
The Gauzewg~y offers comfortable, colorful clothing,
Part of living the Florida lifestyle is wearing comfortable.
maintenance-free clothing. Owner Jennifer Davis offers
sophisticated, comfortable clothing at 11e Cauzeway at 313
Centre Street, one of only six gauze boutiques in the U.S.
"We have all sizes and a variety of colors and styles," said
Davis. "Everything is washer and dryer safe, and never
needs any ironing. WYe also carr~y one-f-a-kind hand-
painted shirts by Florida artistss"
After obtaining a BA in economics and humanities from
University of South Florida in December 2005, Davis went
to Guadalajar~a Mexico to watch the process of making
gauze pieces from start to finish. "It helped me to under-
stand why gauze is a unique and beautiful fabric. I have been
interested in the artsy lagren look styles since my days as a
sales clerk on high-end St. Armands Circle in Sarasota,"
said D~avis. The lagenlook style is usually composed of dii-
ferent pieces that can be layerred, and sometimes features
asy)mmetrical hems. ~The clothes are appealing to both thin
and curvy women for their flattering and slimming effects.
Eager to share this comfortable, almost maintenance free
style of clotlhing. Davis opened a clothing boutique m a 400-
foot galleria in Mlelbourne, Florida in February 2006 and
within nine months was able to expand into a 1,200i square
foolt location due to the success of the Line and high demand
An osnline shop quickly followed and in February of this
year, she left sister Mlichelle in charge
of Mhhelbourne store and opened

a second location
in Fernandina.
Davis wants to
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Robinson estimates~ the
number of students from his
program that have received
some sort of financial assis-
tance is in the 30s or more.
And a select few have gone on
to be professional musicians.
"If I go way back, I have
some kids that went to
Manhattan School of Music -
the Davis boys (brothers John
and Chris) they were good,
they play professionally,"
Robinson said. "l have at least
six kids that are professional
musicians and have put out
CDs and stuff "
Robinson added the title
middle school band director
in September. Alr-eady, two
middle school students have
earned all-state honors -
Connor Holland and Ben .
Malloty, both trumpet play-
ers. And Kris Ketola, who
plays euphonium in the high
school band, was nominated
for all-state honors, Robinson
But Robinson got off to a
late start with the middle
school band, as he was suffer-
ing from appendicitis last fall.
Despite the setback,
Robinson said seven middle
school and three high school
band students garnered all-
district honors.
"I'm just now getting back
up to where I wait to be and
getting everything smoothed
out," Robinson said. "I was
going crazy for a minute -
there just wasn't enough time.
There are a lot of activities
with both bands, and I really


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"He said there was no plan,
no intention to go in there and
hurt her, he went in there as a
patron to the store and the
opportunity came when she
went into the back of the stor-
age room," Seagraves said.
"He had been drinking alco-
hol ... he was remorseful, he
knew he had done wrong."
Sopp, too, said Compton
was remorseful from the out-
"He apologized to the vic-
tim in open court without
being prompted by anyone,"
she said. "This is a case where
he snapped due to alcohol. It
was out of character."
But White said regardless
of the remorse, the charges fit
the crime. '
"The issue was not factual,
it was legal," he said. :
Sopp said a motion to dis-
miss was filed because the
facts of the case did not indi-
cate there was any intent by
Compton to commit the bat-
tery upon entering the store.

Attor ney's
guy is where
he belongs
and he'll be
there for a
long time,"
White said.
was credited

Seagraves told'the Newrs-
Leader in November 2008 that
"detectives got some informa-
tion pointing to him as a pos-
sible suspect and ... after look-
ing at the (store surveillance
videos) they determined that
there was a good chance it
was him. From there, they
obtained a search warrant to
get DNA swabs, and wheney-
er they wtent to serve it ... he
gave the details to the case,
he broke it down pretty
Seagraves said at the time
that Compton knew things
only the attacker would know,
including details of his con-
versation with the victim prior
to the attack.
Compton, who had never
been arrested for anything
more serious than misde-
meanor DUI, did not know the
victim and had no apparent
motive for the "heinous" attack
that left the woman hospital-
ized for several days,
Seagraves said shortly after
Compton's~ arrest.


A 24-year-old man was sen-
tenced to 17 years in a state
prison and ordered to pay
more than $13,000 in restitu-
tion after he was adjudicated
guilty on charges stemming
fi-om the 2006 beating of a
Callahan convenience store
cashier. ,
Michael Alan Comptoh of
615802 River Road in Callahan
had pleaded guilty for con-
venience to aggravated battery
and two counts of burglary
with assault or battery for the
Dec. 10, 2006 beating of a 55-
year-old female cashier at the
'Lil Champ convenience store
on US 1.
He was sentenced at a Feb.
11 hearing and ordered to pay
$13,225.15 in restitution to the
woman, who was found uncon-
scious in the storeroom, for
medical bills and lost time at
work, according to Assistant
State Attor ney Wesley White,
director ofthe Nassau County


masks, black tops andl black
The victim asked the sus-
pects, "Who are you?" when
they asked hi;m twice to put his
hands up, then told them to "go
stuff it" when they asked a third
time, the report stated. The
men fled south on Regatta
Drive before the victim called
law enforcement, the report
The man's wife was seated a
short distance away frrom the
door and could see what was
going on, but could not hear
what was said, the report stat-
Nothing was found in a can-
vass of the area, but a deputy
was able to lift a partial latent
fingerprint from the doorbell,
the report stated.
No arrests had been made
as of Wednesday and the case
is pending further investiga-
jin gh reotsat rwm

Nyews Leader

A 67-year-old AmelialIsland
man was apparently unfazed by
two armed suspects who rang
his doorbell Tuesday night,
telling them to "go stuff it"
before they fled the scene.
In what was apparently an
attempted atmed robbery,
the two male suspects told the
man to put his hands up at
gunpoint after he opened the
door to his Regatta Drive home
in the Golfside subdivision
about 9 p.m., according to a
Nassau County Sheriffs Office
The victim told deputies one
suspect was holding a short-
barreled rifle with a laser sight
on its side, while the other was
carrying a handgun. -
Both men ai-e described as
slender, 5 feet 8 inches to 5

po:n:s ::dh weag blc

for 471 days served in the
Nassau County Jail, according
to court documents.
Teresa Sopp, Corirpton's
attorney, said the sentence "fit
everyone's needs," as the
guilty for convenience plea was
agreed to by all parties, includ-
ing the victim.
Compton allegedly con-
fessed to the crime in 2008
after detectives confronted him
with a search warrant author-
izing them to take DNA sam-
Sples, SherifTommy Seagraves
said at the time. Compton was
arrested Oct. 29, 2008 at the
Nassau County Sheriff's

child abuse in Octobier 2008,
according to the DOC.
Sapp; has yet to be charged
in Nassau County, according to
court documents, but was sen-
tenced to 12 years in prison in
Duval County in October 2008
for an unrelated armed rob-
bery. He has been detained in
Georgia on unrelated charges
since February 2009, accord-
ing to the DOC.

17 Dec. 14,
2007 and
de handed
The store
clerk activat-
e~d a panic
alarm and
both sus-
Hayes pects ran out
of the .store
Tdhe clerk was able to give
detectives a description of the
two men, aild a witness who
was entering the store as the
suspects left was able to pr -
vide a description of their vehi.
According to statements
from Nassau County Sheriff
Tommy Seagraves at the time
*of the arrests, the vehicle
matched descriptions of vehi-
cles used in other robberies
that same night.

Both men vere arrested on
warrants in Jacksonville in
2008 and subsequently incar-
cerated, according to the
Florida Department of'
Hayes was ordered out of
DOC custody in November
2008 -to face the Nassau
County charges. He was sen-
tenced in Duval County to
eight years in prison for armed
robbery and five years for


A Jacksonville man was
sentenced to eight years in a
state prison Feb. 11 after he -
pleaded guilty to the attempt-
ed armed robbery of a Yulee
gas station.
The sentence is to run con- '
currently with one already
imposed in Duval County for
Eric Jerome Hayes, 28, who
also agreed to testify "truth-
~fully when asked as to code-
fendant" in future court pro-
ceedirigs, according to, court
documents. Hayes was credit-
ed for 764 days already served,
which was stipulated by all par-
ties, according to court docu-
ments. '
According to reports at the
time of the crime, Hayes and
an armed accomplice, Anthony .
Randall Sapp, 22, allegedly
entered the BP Station on US

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By Katie Huffstetler,
Public Relations Director

Welcome home to Osprey Village. Nestled
among palms and soft ocean breezes, Osprey
Village helps members live longer, happier and
more independent lives. With gourmet cuisine,
a cutting-edge wellness progrant developed in
conjunction, with Wake Forest University, and
luxury cottages and villas designed specifically
for your needs at a price you can afford, Osprey
Village is your ticket to Life ... on your terms.

The Weller Life
Helping members live longer, healthier, happier
lives is Ospr~ey Village's primary goal. They've
even coined aterm to describe' their lifestyle the
"Weller Zife"' and it's no less than what you or
your loved one deserves. Delicious nicals,
maintenance- free living, parties, events, fun, a
calendar of activities and access to the Wellness
Program are only a few of the benefits members
enj oy.

The Food
Located in the elegant Clubhouse, Osprey
Village's dining program is headed up by
Executive Chef Carlos Valencia and features arr
expansive menu of delicious offerings that will
tempt the pickiest of eaters. Daily specials include
everything from filet mignon to fresh, wild salmon
and wellness entrees, prepared in accordance
with the American Heart Association's criteria,
are also available for members watching their
diets or wai stlines. Residents can enj oy brunch in
a quiet corner of the Clubhouse, or enjoy weekend
football game with beer and sandwiches in the
adj oming bar. And for a ~four-star dining experience
within arm's reach of their home, members can
dine nightly in' the main dining room, the focal
point of the Clubhouse.

The Weliness Program
The comprehensive~ wellness program was
developed .in conjunctioni with Wake Forest
University's J. Paul Sticht Center on Aging.
Opportunities exist for people of all different
ability 'and mobility levels. The wellness center
features cardiovascular and strength-training
equipment- and exercise areas. Members
participate in regularly scheduled classes such as
tai chi or exercise on their own in some cases.
they do both! Osprey Village's on-site wellness
coordinator develops safe and invigorating
routines while helping individuals set and achieve
personal fitness goals. Plus, members enjoy all
the privileges of a membership to the Plantation
as well, for golf, exercise and swimming.

Maintenance-Free Living
The only thing better than gaining access
to the amenities offered at Osprey Village is
having the. time to enjoy them all. With weekly
housekeeping, maintenance services, and bills
and taxes consolidated into a single monthly
payment, members spend less time and money
crossing off their "to do" list and more time

enj oying life. With on-site transportati on, cooking
classes, educational programs, golf leagues,
bridge clubs, bible studies, cultural outings and
day trips, members never lack for things to do or
* people to do them with.

Peace of Mind
Osprey Village believes the freedom ~to make
decisions on your own terms and the ability
to remain happy, healthy ah~d independent no
matter life's challenges is a right, not a privilege.
Osprey Village offers members the best 'in
supportive services such as assisted living and
memory care should they require a heavier
standard of care. The person-centered approach to
healthcare helps members regain independence,
preserve dignity and achieve personal wellness
goals while enjoying all the fun, friends and
fantastic food they can handle.
No matter your circumstances or individual
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FRIDAY. February 19. 2010 liEWS News-Leader

Thejoy of the open road

Hanneow Democray -
This proposed amendment
to the state's constitution will
fundamentally change the way
land use decisions are made
in Florida if approved in
The discussion of the
amendment will take place in
the community room of the
Fernandina Beach Police
Department on imne Street at
7 p~m. It is free and open to
the public.
.For more information on
AIA and the AI plans and
maps, go to ameliaislandasso-

Lincoln DayDinner
The republican Party of
Nassau County announces the
20th Annual Lincoln Day
- Dinner with featured guest
speaker Gov. Charlie Crist.
The event will be held on
Friday, March 12 at the
Amelia Island Plantation
Conference Center. Reception
at 6:30 p.m., cash bar with din-
ner at 7 p.m. Cost is $90 per
person. For information call

.did not fully appreciate my cof-
fee maker until Iwas subjected
to a series of those fragile one-
cup-at-a-time contraptions and
their stale coffee pods. Thank
goodness there will be no host-
ess waiting for me to make
witty comments about the
morning headlines while I suck
down that first cup of coffee.
I remember how excited I
was when I bought my first
cute "travel" peignoir; I'd wear
it while we and our hosts made
plans for yet another fun-filled
day. Now I can't wait to, get
back to my ratty bathrobe and
its soup stains.
I snuggle down in the last
motelbed during the last night
on the road and smile.
Tomorrow morning will be the
last time I will have to stand on
my head to find my shampoo.
I will rummage through my
suitcase to find my last clean
skivvies, and I will dig out my
.cleanest dirty clothes to put on
top of them.
Perhaps the true joy of the
open road is that short trip up
the, driveway and mnto the
garage. Honey, I'm home!
Cara Curtin as the author of;
Fernandina's Finest Easter
Come zrisit her at Books Plus
from 10 a.m. to noon on Feb. ~26, .
and from 2-4 P.m. on March 5
to talk about all four books in the
WVilson Mystery Series. ~

routine and
to titillate my
senses with
~sights and
E ven
whileie my
SAdult Super-
vision is still
SIDEBAR our luggage,
I am busy
checking out
Cara Curtin the motel
room and its
amenities; What kind of coffee
maker does it have? Where is
the remote and how does it
work? What channels do we
get? What~sin those tiny bottles
on the bathroom counter? ,
If we're staving in a friend's
guest room, I take a tour to
reacquaint myself with its pho-
tos and knickknacks. Since I
read in bed for a few moments
before I tUrn a~ut:the light, I
check out the reading m-aterial
our hostess has,prpyjded. Is
there something fgF~nge to read, .
or shall I extroctlmy own stash
from the suitcase? Next, I give
myself a tour pftlpguest bath.
No small bottles of toiletries
here, ~ o bu hr ay tbe new
As much fun as all of this
is, I can tell that it's' time to
compe home when Igrw weary

of standing on my head to rum-
mage through the suitcase to
unearth shampoo, moisturizer
or some other unguent vital to
a traveler's well-being;
It-s time for me to do a U-
turn when I lose my sense of
wonder at the different ways
manufacturers can make show-
er controls. I knew I was
approaching true Cootdom the
morning I had to fetch my
glasses so I could decipher the
hieroglyphs on the shower con-
trols. (Do you have any idea
just how ridiculous you look
when you're wearing nothing
but a smile and bifocals?)
My breakfast most morn-
ings in Paradise consists of
. Overly healthy dry cereal
topped with antioxidant blue-
berries, oh-so-healthy walnuts
and nutritionally deficient skim
milkr.The eggs and bacon of
our first travel breakfast are
exotic and I practically lick the
plate. I know it's time to return
to. our island when I grow
weary of these high calorie
alternatives. Gimme my silage.
And when the low skivvie
warning light comes on,Iknow ~
it's finally time to head home. ~
' shampjoo on its usual, conven-
ient shelf, rather than at the
bottom of ~a bag. Oh, and to
have fresh coffee again! I can
brew as many cups as I want. I

I love to travel I jump at the
chance for a day trip to Palatka
and the world's best cheese-
burger at the American Diner.
We follow lunch.with a quick
trip, to Ravine Gardens State
Park. Sometimes we fire up
Rudolph the Red Nosed Cessna
to fly to the Flagler County
Airport in St Augustine for
lunch. The food is yummy and
the d~cor is strictly aviation.
The murals alone are worth
the trip.
We take a longer trip a cou-
~ple of times a year, such as the
obligatory 10-day trek at
Christmas. I spend days wash-
ing, ironing and packing in
preparation. Once we are on
our way, I spend even more
days rooting through suitcases
to retrieve those same items.
I carefully plan my ward-
robe, taking into account the
length of the trip and the weath-
er we will encounter at each
action-packed stpp. Each day
will be filled with visiting
friends and family, outings to
tourist attractions, and return '
ing to favorite restaurants. Each
stop is designed to remove me
from my comfortable island


Nassau County Medical Society-

Baptist Medical Center Nassau
;agordially invite you to a

Town Meetil

Minimally Invasive Hip

Replacement ~Surgery
Richard Blecha, MD
Ortho edic Surgeon I non owano vi n

Y *.

Monday, February 22, 201~0
7 -' 8:30 pm
Baptist Medical Center Nassau
Conference Room
1250 S. 18th .Stredet, F'ernandina Beachi

The program is free and open to the public.
Healthy snacks will be available

Medical Town meetings will be held regularly on the 4th Monday
of the month ort various medical topics of interest.

w~ho also believes that the legacy of the past can be carried on for the future.

First Coast Pain Management

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Democratic Qub
Peter Johnson, who work-
ed in the U.S. State Depart-
ment and is actively involved
in the Haitian rebuilding
effort, will speak at the meet-
ing of the Democratic Club of
Amelia Island at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday. *
A Mexican dinner featur-
ing lasagna, chile rellenos
casserole, tortilla chips with
salsa, tossed salad and choco-
late espresso pies will be
catered by Karen Miller of
Old South Yankee. Cost for
the evening is $15.
The meeting will take
place at a new location, the
Amlelia Island Museum of
History, 33 South 3rd St.,
Fernandina Beach.
To reserve a place, call
Maggie Carlson at 277-5608 or
e-mail jandmearlson@yahoo.
comn. .

Amelia Island
The Amelia Island
.Association's (AIA) March 10
meeting will focus on the

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City should

The city is, quite properly, putting the
heat on Florida Public Utilities for its dra-
matic price hikes and deposit increases in '
recent years. Not only are our heat bills ~
exorbitant this winter, but many island resi-
dents have had their deposits increased by
hundreds of dollars.
No matter how poor you are, or how .
long you have lived in your home or how
iniportanthyour sta n gin thecommunit

We wrote about a couple that had lived
in their home since 1954 only to have FPU
ask for a new $385 deposit due in 30 days.
'J1at brought a torrent of complaints from
other FPUI custom ji, including one woman
who reminded us'that "we all live on fixed
incomes these days" and can ill afford to
divert any more of it to FPU.
Citj; government has taken note. City .
Commissioner Eric Childers is hot on this
topic. City Manager Michael Czymbor has
been communicating with Mark Cutshaw,
FPU's Northeast region manager, and City
Attorney Tammi Bach is reviewing the fran-
chise agreement.
This is where we have leverage, if any.
FPU has the right to exclusively sell us .
electricity by franchise agreement with the
city of Fernandina Beach. To do so, howev-
er, it must meet the provisions of that agree-
ment. *
The city has questioned whether FPU
has violated its agreement; FPU claims it is
in compliance. The city has asked for more
information. ,
The city suggests that FPU may owe
financial penalties for failure to comply, but
Cutshaw challenged the city's calculations.
"Our difficulty in accepting your position
is that you have not demonstrated and pro-
vided the calculations and formulas to sup-
port your conclusions," Czymbor respond-
ed to Cutshaw. .. Please provide the
appropriate detailed documentation we are
Requesting commencing from what you
believe is the base year with detailed formu-
las and data to support your contention."
However this turns out, it may not lead
sobn to a rollback of rates or reduced
deposits or a more customer-friendly power
company. But it serves to focus attention on
the city's role in regulating ottr electric titili-
ty and FPU's need to keep in mind the
financial difficulties of its customers as well
as its own. It could ultimately lead to a new.
franchise with a new company that might
serve us better.
Childers, Czymbor, Bach'and other city
officials should keep the heat on. We need
all the warmth we can get in this long, cold

Festival exceeds dreams

Te'n :::::tgo whwn te pAndla Ilni

bration of reading and writing in multiple
county and city venues, with authors visiting
our schools, kindergarten through college,

nationally famous and Pulitzer Prize-winning
writers like this year's family trio of Cassandra
King and Melissa and Pat Conroy, and many
participants from near and far: a festival like
Edinburgh and Hay-on-Wye.
We want to thank the cily, island, county
schools, Florida State College Jacksonville at
Nassau's Betty P. Cook Center, Foy Maloy
and the Newrs-Leader, Don Shaw and Books
Plus, Friends of the Library and every volun-
teer who helped with AIBF ~from the begin-
ning. We especially want to thank and con-
gratulate Dickie Andersbon, thib year's
executive director, and her team for a festival
exceeding our dreams.
Thank you all.
Joani and Joe Selement
Don and Andrea Parker
co-founders, AIBF

FRIDAY. February 19, 2010 NEWS News-Leader

those folks commuting to
: .out-of-county jobs are taking
their econonuc activity with
them. People shop and dine :
near where they work.
I thn if we have a traff ic
problem in the county it is
almost entirely during peak
hours and that's about com-
Keogh muting. The answer is not to .
restraint new economic activ-
ity in the county but to
encourage it. Dialing back concurrency restrio-
tions so as to give local econonuc development
and public officials inore flexibility and more
powerful tools to compete for the limited eco-
nomic activity makes good sense to me.
I think it will also make sense to those
'among our residents who would like to see
Nassau County as the home to new businesses
and better paying jobs. It might not make such
good sense to some among our retirement
community, bless their hearts. They may have
chosen this as their home years ago and no
doubt some things were different then. Their
income may come from out of the area and
they may not be fully sensitive to the need for
more vigorous econonne activity heire.'
President Obama has recently focused his .
message~ on jobs and economic activity. He
understands that the health and welfare of a
community is largely determined by its eco-
nomic activity. I sense that the county's elected
Leadership understands that too, and I hope
They will encourage steps to make Nassau
,County a mnore competitive economy.
Pat Keogh ~a local businessman,

AIthough I am a resident of Nassau
County I still spend a fair amount of
my work time around Washington,
D.C. When I'm there it is common to
schedule my day something like this: "Charlie,
how about we get together in your office about
9:30 after the rush." You even measure dis-
tance by time as in "My office is in Mc~ean,
which is about 15 minutes away and maybe 30
during rush hour." That's common in most
metropolitan areas of any size I travel to.
I have also lived and worked in Nassau
County for about 10 years now and travel .
around the area quite a lot. There has never
been an occasion when I have scheduled my
work or travel as a function of traffic. Nor have
I ever feared for my safety on our roads. It just
has never happened. Now, l am not suggesting
that Washington, D.C.'s traffic is anything to
which we should aspire. What I am going to
argue is that Peter Johnson's recent "A1A traf-
fic safety is top priority" (Feb. 12) does not fair-
ly represent the full range of our community's
interest in A1A traffic.
Peter's "failed road" mantra represents the
Department of Transportationh~ ietv of traffic
Conditions on A1A durinB tiedkhr'oriiffraffic in
the morning and evening.Tbt~lsee N'dssau
County at present is a bedeiquath'ommunity ~
with about 47 percent of out' employed popula-
tion commuting outside olircouri~ty 'td their
jobs. So, according to soniieorie's fofinula in
Tallahassee, that makes o~ur pain azfty
Peter disparagingly mentioridthe economic
competitiveness argument made biy' a
"Jacksonville developer." Irt's see if a Nassau

County resident can make it clearer. Nassau is
experiencing a comparatively lower level of
economic activity than neighboring counties,
The table below presents data with respect to
our neighbors in Camden Cpunty,.Ga., and
SDuval County. Based on density, as you can
see, Camden is more rural than Nassau while
Duval is substantially more urbanized. .
Among the three, Nassau enjoys the high-
est median household inconi~e: But Nassau res-
idents have a 30 percent longet- commute than
Camdenites. The next item is the killer. Our .
County's residents and visitors are spending .
only 12.4 percent of totatl household income in
Nassau. In Camden, economic activity is
almost twice that. Finally, economic activity in
Nassau would have to increase by 70.7 percent
to be on a par with Camden and over 108.9 per-
cent ~to match Duval!
S Camden Nassau Duval
Density (population/sq. mi), 2000
69.3 88.4 1006.3
Median household income 2007
$46,583 $56,500 $49,175
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 2000
21.6 28.2- 25.2
Retail sales per capital, 2002 .
$9,831 $6,984 $12,699
Retail as % of Income
21.10% 12.36% 25.82%
Retail sales % equivalent to Camden
% Increase for Nassau to equal 70.7%
Retail sales% equivalent to Duval $14,591
% Increase for Nassau to equal 108.9% :
Source:Bureau ofthe Census
Therein lies the pt-oblem, I believe. All

Over thh past few weeks there
have been several letters about the'
disrepair of A1A as you are driving
from I-95 into Yulee/Fernaridina.
On Jan. 27 I had my windshield
repaired due to damage from rocks
slung onto mywindshield from this
roadway. Driving home Friday after-?
noon (Feb. 12), my windshield was
once again hit by a rock. I now have
to phone my insurance company
and explain to them that, once
again, I need my windshield
repaired.'Ihis roadway is hazardous
(especially in the rain) and is long
overdue for resurfacing. I trust
sm cone wihn our lca go and

ensure this road is repaired in a
timely manner.
Joyce Shepperd
gyppyi~ a each
rlOL 3 sayu.u
Broken windshields
How long is it going to be before
something is done to repair A1A?
Our family has two cracked wind-
shields from road debris on A1A.
Yes, insurance will replace if you
have full coverage, otherwise~ it
comes out of our pocket Is the state
going to reimburse us for the cost?
A1A is getting worse everyday. If
you think it is bad in a car, try rid-
ing a motorcycle on it. Something
needs to be done soon.
~Vivian Clardy

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estate market to settle into a normal
environment. We are still in a deep
recession, and taxing our biggest
asset on the island, tourism, seems
to push down the bed and break-
fasts and hotels that attract people
to the island. .
Let's push hard when we are
closer to a time when people will,
be more likely to travel again. Until
the. ecoliomy really begins a recov-
ery, many people who used to take
a yearly vacation are now moving on

to another year without one.
Advertising and promotion are
essential parts of a marketing plan,
and I am glad we have the Tourist'
'Development Council to help bring
business to our island.
It does seem that it is a question
of timing. The bed tax dollars are
precious. Let's make sure we are
going to get the best use out of the
new increase in taxes.
Paul A. Barnes
SFernandina Beach

News-Leader regarding a second
increase in bed taxes is most upset-
ting. .
Not because taxes and other dif-
ficult issues do' not need to be
addressed, but because of the strata
gic timing of the tax.
In recent meetings held by the
leadership of Amelia ,Island
Plantation, the time estimated for.
the tourism recovery was as far out
as 2013. I believe this is consistent
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Nassau County's the Betty P. Cook Nassau Center at and $25 for non-members. "Lunch with
"Big Read" is a pro- P%~~~ltitFlorida State College at Jacksonville in the Falcon," at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday,
gram of the National' IPaBdB the Lewis "Red" Bean Technical Career Feb. 27, is $15 for FOL members and
Endowment for the I ollilP Center.. $20' for non-members.
Arts designed to ~ 8~~~Admission is free. There will also be Co eyd~m
encourage morefe ofe oddrns ocmadS &
Americans to read B liGdf;Prre door prizes. Alcoholic beverages are not "Man with Bogart's Face," a two-act
great books The permitted:For information call 548-4f432. radio comedy-.drama by Andrew J. .
Nassa Couny .Fenady, satirizes Humphrey Bogart's
Pasubi Library hasLibrary screening hard-boiled detective movies, launched
selected The See the award-winning 1941 "The by the 1941 award-winning film, "The
Maltese Falcon by Maltese Falcon" film at 7 p.rh. tonight at Maltese Falcon." Four performances -
Dashiell H-ammett. .the Florida State College at Jacksonville March 4-5 at 8 p.m. and March 6-7 at 2,
Big Read events continue through Betty P. Cook Nashau Center, 76346 p.m. at Amelia Community Theatre,
'March 25. Many are free, but a select William Burgess Blvd., Yulee. 209 Cedar Sti Femandina Beach,
groupis ticket. .Visit ACT's box office or call 261-6749
gruiTickets ad rsrain r vial FBHS JazzEnsemble. between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday,
by calling 277-7365,.e-mailing libraryin- This talented jarzz group will perform Thursday or Saturday for tickets $10 for
fo@nassaucounty jazz popular in the time period of The adults and $5 for children.
fl.com, or visiting www.nassaureads. Maltese Falcon on Monday at 6:30 p.m., Frwl t aco
com, unless otherwise noted in the event at the Peck Center, 516 South 10th St. ? C tR CH
descritions.Femandiha Beach Police will work
descuions. Diewt t e kOR with teens to stage and.solve a crime,
Coutyad~ i htsO'Kane's Irish Pub is offering two first with methods from the '30s and then
hle MalteibeiFaloni" Johmijiston's special dining events complete'with a with modern techniques familiar from i
1941 scrednplay starring Htlimpfirey i film showing of "The Maltese Falcon." such television Shows as CSI on March
Bogart and Mary Astor, will be presented "Dine with the Falcon," at 6:30 p.m. on, 25, 6 p.m., at the Peck Center, 516 S.
at 7 p.m. tonight at Courtyard Nights at Friday, Feb. 26, is $20 for FOL members 10th St., Femandina Beach.


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AKatie Keffer, daughter of- a. Caitlin Dickens, a2006
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Keffer graduate of the Douglas
of Fernandina Beach, was Anderson School of the Arts,
included on the dean's list for made the dean's list at the
the 2009 fall semester at University of`Florida's
Furman University in Pharmacy School with a 3.88
Greenville, S.C. average for her first year. She
The dean's list is com- was admitted to UF's
posed of full-time undergradu; Pharm~acy School atter. two
ate students who earn a grade years as an honor undergrad-
point average of 3.4 or higher uate. Dickens received her
on a four-point system. associate of arts degree with
honors front the University of
MMary McTague of Fern- Florida in 2008.
andina Beach completed cour- On Feb. 11, Dickens was '
ses with exemplary marks inducted into the Rho Chi lota
and made the dean's list for chapter of the Pharmacy
the fall 2009 semester from Honor Society in Gainesville.
Georgia College & State Dickens is the daughter of
University in Milledgeville, Jack and Julie Dickens of
Ga. Fernandina Beach and the
granddaughter of the late Dr.
M Mrcus Bradley Man- and Mrs. H.B. Dickens Jr. and
ning has been placed on the Charles and Agnes Harrison
dean's list athe UE niidwmsity ofa)-sofi~pwnandi~-arl~eac yl018 aidi
Filorida for the fall Seniester. ,c.:nb~nr>L
Manning is currently a sopho- Britney Dickens, a 2005
more in the College of Busi-. graduate of the Douglas
ness Administration and is a Anderson School of the Atits, .
2009 graduate of Fernandina is a December graduate of
Beach High School. Florida Sta e University with a

aJames' E. Haigh Jr. of an emphasis in Japanese. She
F~ernandina Beach was named is currently attending FSU
to the dean's list at Carson-' graduate school in education.
Newman College~in Jefferson Dickens is the daughter of
City, Tenn., for the fall semes- Jack and Julie Dickens of
ter. Fernandina Beach and the
To be named to the dean's granddaughter of the late Dr.
list a student must complete and Mrs. H.B. Dickens Jr. and
at least 12 credit hours of Charles and Agnes Harrison
work and maintain a grade of Fernandina Beach.


SArmy Reserve Spec. .
Walter L. Parker is returning
to the U.S. after a deployment
to Iraq or Afghanistan in sup-
port of Operations Iraqi
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Freedom, respectively.
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came to this area, mov-
ing from Sandhill,
.where all but one of
her children were
.aP~r' AM born. Willie D. was
Some again fom
& Philly. When he's not
here, he calls her at
least once a day to talk
to her, often teasing
NOW AND her about her
THEN boyfriend, which
-... brings lots of laughter
to her. She gets great
May belle joy out of her children
Kirkland and grands teasing
each other about her.
Along with the love
from her children, many othei-s came
by. Some called, some sent flowers,
some brought flowers. Ruby Brown
brought roses and even sang "Give Me
My Flowers" to hei:
Andrew and Bernice White from
Miami called and sent flowers to con-
firm their love for her. Sis. Willie Mae
Ashley reminded her not to move too
fast 'cause she's right behind her. Sis.
Faye Richardson, a longtime Elks mem-
ber, remembers their journey together.
Evangelist Clara Stamps, a longtime .
family friend, shared how good God has
been to her.
Family members from Callahan,
Jacksonville, Yulee, Sandhill and

Fernandina came along and enjoyed lots
of food and fresh, hot fish. Her brothers
and sisters in the Elks are always there
when they hear of her birthday celebra-
We continue giving thanks to God for
the life of Mother Johnson. As she
remembers God is with her, she is
reminded of the love that has filled her
heart to overflowing, for her family is
but a glimpse of the love God has for all
his children. She holds onto the promise
that He is with me, you are walking
alongside me, you guide my steps and
grant nie the strength to accomplish the
journey before me,
To God be the glory for another year
of celebration. One day at a time, Sweiet
Jesus, that's all we're asking of you.
.The biggest laugh' came later that
night when Carlesa presented her with a
bottle of champagne (of course, it was
sparkling grape juice) and everyone
teased her that she was waiting for .
everyone to leave to share it with her
Birthday wishes to Janles W~oodaird,
K~evin Lockett, Reginald Alexander Jr.,
'Everette Way, Ferrell~erry, Letony .
Session, Taneshia Williaims, Johnel .
Jones, Tanisha Albertie, Shirley
Williams, Earline Jones,' Brenda Peter-
son, Patricia Jones, Dea. James Payne,
.Mother Ruth Sykes, Dione Brown, Toni
Collie and Eddie Ire Jonets Sr.

of your mercy. Let yoitr healing
hand rest upon me. Let your
life-giving powers flow into
every cell of my body and into the
depths of my Souil, restoring me to
wholeness and strength for service in
your kingdom.
Every day is a day of thanksgiving,
so we glorify the Lord today for all He
has done and is still doing in the life of
Mother Annie Johnson. Through His
grace and mercy, He has allowed her to
turn 96 years old.
All ninC of her children were on hand
to help her celebrate, with the exception
of her oldest, Clarence Jones Sr. Very
fond memories are always shared. He
died in 1972 from complications from a
gunshot wound. However, the continued
love she shares with her family keeps
her smiling and in great spirits. .
The only surviving of her siblings
says God has blessed her because of her
obedience to Him. She says, "Igave my
life to Him at an early age, and this is
the results of Him directing my path. I
owe it all to Him." .
SLast year, President and Mrs. Obama
sent their blessings again on Channel 12
the morning of her birthday. Then,
when the celebration began, William ;
Zetterower an~d David Williams were the
first to come with their blessings to her.
They met her 58 years ago when she

Wesley and Sarah Arnold
of Fernandina Beach are cele-
bratiilg 50 years of marriage.
They were married Feb. 22,
1960, at First Baptist.Church
in Fernandina Beach. She is
the former Sarah Freeman.
They have pt daughter,
Allyson Arnold Wagner, who
lives in Atlanta with children
Olivia, Marshall and Sarah,
and a son, Wiilds Arnold Jr.,
who lives in Orlando with
children Wesley and Max.

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold

point average of at least 3.5 or
better on d 4.0 scale.

a Jessica Suh, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Kyung Suh of
Yulee, was named to the
dean's list wi~ith high distinc-
tion for the ~fall 2009 semester
at Grove City College in
Grove City, Pa. A 2007 gradur
ate of Fleming Island High
School, Suh is majoring in
Christian thought.
To qualify, a student must
have.a grade point average of
3.4 out of a possible 4.0.

SLauren McCoy, a 2008
graduate of Fernandina
Beach High School, made the
dean's list for the third con-
secutive quarter while attend-
ing Georgia Southern
University in Statesboro, Ga.
McCoyr is pursuing her
undergraduate degree in
health and human services.
She is the~ darighter of
Michael and-the late Teresa .
McCoy. Her brother,
Chandler, is a 10th grader at
Riverside Military Academy in
.Gainesville, Ga.

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procedures before returning
to their regularly assigned
Army Reserve or National
Guard units.
SParker, a military police
team leader, is a member of
the 351st Military Police
Company based in Ocala. He
has three years of military
service. He is the son of B.
Walter and Rebecca D. Parker
of Yulee. The specialist is a
h05gra uate of Fernandina

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FRIDAY. February, 2010/News-Leader

Correction and rejection are two different
Once called someone fat Initially I didn't real- up into the parking spot beside us. or some outside source, God has
IActually, I think the word l used ize that the woman Terror struck my eight-year-old always been faithful to keep me on a
was fatso. I know, not conduct Et- had heard what I body. As the officer got out of his short leash.For that, I am thankful.
ting for a pastor, but it happened said, but it didn't car, I broke. "I'm sorry, I'm sorry," I Hebrews Chapter 12:5-8 fronrthe
when I was only eight B.C.-before -take long for me to cried. "I didn't mean it. I won't ever Contemporary English version of the
Christ. Though raised in a great ~figure it out. do it again," I promised. Interestingly Bible has this to say:
home with great parents 61ho clearly "~What did you enough, the officer was clueless to "But yod have forgotten.that the
taught me the difference between say?" she said as what l ivas talking about. His parking Scriptures say to God's children,
right and wrong, somehow that day I she leaned her face beside us was purely coincidental, or 'When the Lord punishes you, don't
gave place to an impulse that no into my half-opened more likely providential. make light of it, and when He cor-
doubt came straight from the pit of PII window "I'm going I have no doubt that God was the rects you, don't be discouraged. The
hell. Don't worry, I paid for it, NOTES to call the police on author of the man in blue showing Lord corrects the people He loves
It all started one afternoon when you," she threat- up when he did. Thiinking back, I can and disciplines those He calls His
my mom~left my older siblings and ened. Though I was only imagine what must have been own.' Be patient when you are being
me sitting in our station wagon in Pa~stor a little concerned going through my mom's mind when corrected! This is how God treats
front of a Jiffy Stoire. About the same Rob Goyette by her warning, it she caine out: of the store. His children. Don't all parents cor-
time.she went into the store, out was nowhere near Throughout my life, I can't always rect their children? God corrects all
came the woman who had parked as troubling as what happened next. say that God's correction has come of His children, and if He doesn't cor-
right beside us. That's when the Just moments after she drove off, so quickly, but it has always come. erect you, then you don't really
wrong words fell out of my mouth, a black and white police car pulled Whether it was through my parents belong to Him "

The passage goes on to say that'
receiving correction is never a pleas-
ant thing, but in the end, proper dis-
Scipline bears the kind of fruit that
brings peace and fulfillment to our
If for some reason you're reading
this article and you find yourself in a
season of correction and discipline,
take heart. Just because God may be
correcting you, it does not mean
He's rejecting you. Actually, just the
opposite is true. God corrects those
that He loves. If you'll pay attention
to His instruction, there's a much
brighter day for you just around the

RmobertL Govetteas pastmoro
Living Waters World Outreacht Center.

ers that had an-impact on our
Strength as a nation today (all with a
devout conviction of faith). Imarn
about little known historical facts,
unsung heroes nationally and locally,
and enjoy music and praise dance.

Friendship Baptist Church, 85834
Miner Road, will hold a Black
History Month event on Feb. 28 at4 4
p.m. For information call 225-5627.

The public is invited to attend a
special presentation by the Bob
Jones University Drama Ministry
Team at Bible Baptist Church in
.Fernandina on Feb. 28 at the 11 a.m.
The program will feature an origi-
nal drama, "When I Survey." Bible
.Baptist Church, located at 820 South
14th SL, is a traditional, independent,
Bible preaching church, ministering
to families in the Amelia Island arda.
Dr. Van Delinder, the pastor, invites
the public to this exciting presenta-
tion. Call 261-5457 or 261- 1712.

CetC s CC~
St Peter's Episcopal Church con-
t~inues to offer a Celtic Service the
fourth Sunday of each month. This
music-filled, candlelit, peaceful, con-
'templative service illed with the
opportunity for meditation is open to
the entire community. Dress is casu-
.; Thellext service-is Feb. 28 at.6
p.m. For inI~formation~call the church
office at 261-4293.

Memorial United Methodist Church,,; yftary~ago, it became her passion.
601 Centre St., Maxwell Hall. A New Visio~n worships each
movie will also be shown for chil- i.Suridhay at 10 a.m. at 96074 Chester
dren. Call 261-5769 for information. Road in Yulee, just off A1A. Visit
Anerseint ch.org or contact the Rev. Mary -
Living Waters World Outreach Kendrick Moore at 238-1822. -
Center in Fernandina Beach will con- Wossp duc
duct an Overcoming Anger Semiruar W rhpadlnh
from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 20. Anger Thie community is invited to join .
is an emotion that.everyone deals --Salvation Army Hope House' each.
with. Signs of anger are self-pity, Tuesday at noon for its Weekly
arrogance, sarcasm, bitterness, fear Worship Service and Fellowship
of failure, feelings of worthlessness Lunch. Joshua Warren, a retired
or fear of intimacy. Cost is$45 per Marine, will share his testimony on
indiviidual or $80 per couple. Snacks :. Feb. 23. Call 321-0435 or stop by the
and lunch are provided. Call 321- Hope House, located at 410 South
2117 for information. Date St.

The series starts with "Saving
Gogi" on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. Saturday at
2.p.m. is "Lilies of th'e Field," starring
,Sidney Poitier who won an Oscar for
'his performance. Saturday at 7p.m.
is "Fireproof' starring Kirk
Cameron, who is stellar as efirlghter
Caleb Holt who battles more than
flames. A love gone cold; a seductive
coworker and compelling virtual. '
objects of desire make for a great
Spot. Sunday at 2 p~m. see "Faith Like
Potatoes," a compelling drama set hii
South Africa and based on a true
story. For information call 261-3837
or visit virww.1stpres-fb.com.

Prince ChapleleebrateS
Prince Chapel AME Church of
Nassauville will celebrate 121 years
with a worship service at 4 p.m. Feb. `
28. Pastor the Rev. Pauline Tucker,
officers and members are asking ,
thiat all churches please come and
help the church celebrate. Bishop
RV.-Webster of the AME Church
will be the speaker of the evening.
All are welcome.
Trinity United Methodist Church,
715 Ash St~, invites you to attend a
"Celebration of African American
History" at 4 p.m. Feb. 28. In partici-
pation with Memorial UMC,
Franklintown UMC and the Greater
Fernandina Church of God, the pro-
gram will be a celebration of a rich
.,heritage in AmetiiGR) & heritage,
attained not only by African
Americans, but by and for many oth-

JOyf O g Study .` Soul services
John~ the women's Bible~study in During the lenten season, wor-
Yulee to take an in-depth study of 2 ship at New Vision Congregational
Corinthians on Wednesdays from Church will highlight Paths to the
9:30-11 a.m. Classes began Feb. 17. Soul each Sunday through March 28
The group is non-denominational at 10 a~m. Explore various means of
and meets at the River of Praise connecting with God and your soul
church in Yulee. The workbook is through art, music and meditation in
$13, and childcare is provided. the context of creative worship.
Contact Bea Walker at 321-2266. On Feb. 21 worship will explore
F~that te moiesCeltic spirituality through readings
A & 800 0and music. Celtic spirituality sees
St. Francis in perhaps one of the thin boundaries between the secular
best known figures in Christian tradi- and the sacked. It is known for its
tion. Francis of Assisi was a typical honor of nature and a passion for the
middle/upper class teenager who wild and elemental as a reminder of
heard God calling him to a radically God's gifts.
different life. "Brother Sun, Sister Worship music will be offered by
Moon" is his story. This movie and Pat Lovejoy, Celtic harpist. A retired
this story hamwaenired manlilhiearts'to ~tipabio'~akebobteacher;.,vL~oveo was . .
and changed lives. Share in this iraised in a musical famiily. When she
experience tonight at 6:30 p.m. at discovered the Celtic harp just 14

Kingdom Connection
Covenant Community Church at
528 Souith 8th St. in Fernandina
Beach, Apostle Alvin and Dr. Ludine
Pinkney, apostolic community lead-
ers, will host 3 Nights of Kingdom
Connection at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24-26
featUring Mz. L,, a "Woman of
Power," Lavern E Mitchell.
All are invited to join these three
nights of Kingdom Connection heav-
enly impartation. For information
call Evang. Barbara Jenkins at 491-
3767 or (904) 624-6231.
Fim feSti a
First Presbyterian Church will
host the first annual Family Film
Festival, with free admission to all
screenings, Feb. 2&28 at:"'he
Anchor," corner of Sixth and Centre
streets, Fernandina Beach.

St. Peter's E~piscopal Church
Welcotnes Youl

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
84 m.Beakat- ---s Har l.
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
6 p.mn. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 p.rn. TAIZE' 2nd Sunday
unwwws~teters arishonr

:.norru= A~lassecome~nPI
Sunday School 9:30 am
Momlng-Worship 8:15am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednes~deasPra er M 1in 6:30mpm
Wednesday I-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Ag Groups Inclur ng Youth
0581. Oat d.,West 90.2x 52

96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Senior Pastor: Rev. Michael S. Bowen
Sunday Morlnin Worship Services-10:30 am
Sunday School 9:15am
Friday 6:45 9:00 Awana
Worship Service 10:30 (Chlndrens Church)
iSun a pm. servsee ooo p7.

Bso Miisr Aadlble '

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Ch h ~
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil. Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service' 6:30pm
.Preschool and Children Activities
Comer of Buccaneer Tr. &i Gerbitig Road, Femandina Bch.
For More Information Call: 261-9527

BArrasT CavaCH
20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darlen K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
Thre Church
in the Heart of the City
With1 thre Desire to be in the
Heart ofAllPeople
Sunday New Members Class 9 a~m.
Sunday Shoot 9:00 a.m.
Mernng. worse 1o:3o a.. every sunder
Wednesday Noon-day Praryer
Wednesday Mid-weekrService 7-9p.m.
Mbinisries: BusB & an, Couples, Singles, Youth

dBMC sense.r
I-aying Trouble Stretching Your Dollar?
Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit food
co-op providing high quality food at a low~ cost!
Boxes are $30 and feed a family of four for about a week.
Items vary by month, but Include fresh/hmzen items, meats,
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Contact Fernandina Beach Church of Christ for
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Fernandina Beach
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1005 S 14th St
Worship times:
Sun: 9:30am Bible class
10:30am Worship
Wed: 7:00pm BibleClass

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

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Our province is a founding member of the Anglican Church
of North America
,is Anglicanrrs l(ee bellar~r:
the Bible is thet inspired W~ord of God
In God the Futher whho crealed us
In lesus Christ His Son w~ho saved us
In the Holy 5pirit who sanedtltes us
,As Anglicans wre worship usilng Ihe Iradnional Ulrurgy in the
1928 Book of Common Prat er, AIrming Ihe NIca~ne and the Apooler.Clreed

Hol\ Commulnl uun ir o~mm & 1onl lammimusics
Morning Prayer Ilh Sunde) or reach m~onih 10.00) am
Rea 1. Michael Bonushe Reclanr
1830 Lake Park Dr. Ir~melia Park) Fernandina Beach
9041-491-6082 ww.Holy Iinlly:~nglkcan~org

DonatiORS needed
SThe Salvation Army Hope House
is in need of the following donations:
Personal hygiene items: toothbrush-
es, toothpaste, mouthwash, deodor-
ant, disposable razors, shaving
cream, feminine products a~nd pow-
dered laundry~ detergent; Canned
foods not requiring cooking: non-
condensed soups, pastas, beanie
weenies, tuna, chicken, fruits, fruit
juices and powdered milk; Breakfast
foods: cereal, breakfast bars, grits,
oatmeal, pancake mix, powdered
sugar and canned fruit. The Hope
House is located at 410 South Date
St;,Fernandina Beach.

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Fernandino ~
9 N. 6'" Street
Dr. Hol orn Seigling
Worship 8:30 & 11 a
Sunday Schoo 9:50 a

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Visit us for our 29th return to the 33th Annual Fernandina Beach
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Instructor is Nancy Rossiter.
Contact Ihe Imarixing Com-
munity of North Florida at
430-0120 or e-mail tledf.com to
Pln 31C ilinc
Becky Jordi, Nassau
County Horticulture Exten-
~sion agent, will conduct a >
Plant Clinic from 10 a.m.-2
p.m. Feb. 22 at the Yulee
Extension Office, A1A and
Pages Dairy Road. All cotinty
TOSidents are invited to bring
plant satirples showing prob-
'lems in their landscapes.
Problems will be identified
and solutions offered for cor- .
rection.IThere is no fee for
Ithis service. For information
Scall 548-1116.

Ndu phtqrp 7
Amelia Island native and
liifetime~resident, Michael
Imary, will preseri't "The Eye,
Mind and fleart of Nattire
Photography" on March 2 at 7
p.m. at the Peck Center
Auditorriumn, 516 South 10th
St., as one of the "~Wild Nites"
nature forums that precede
the Wild Amelia Nature .
Festival. The program is free
and open to the public.
His March 2 presentation
will be a comprehensive dis-
cussion of the nuances of digi- ~
tal nature photography, pho-
tography ethics and
conservation. .
For more information go to

Kaaki 0
Kayaking with the North
Florida Land Trust and Kayrak
Amklia will be held March 6, .
time to be announced, 13030
Heckscher Drive,
Jacksonville. Cost is $65/per- -
son and includes all gear, a
snack and a box lunch provid-
ed by the NFLT.
This is a' half-day guided
four sponsored by Kayak
Amelia, with 100 percent of
proceeds to benefit the North I
Florida Land Trust. All ages
and experience levels wel-
come. Start time is based on
r ides. Guided tours aie :l
planned to go with the current
and begin with a short
instruction on land.
Reservations required. Call
(904) 251-0016. -


Will you give me a list .
.of heirloom tomatoes
to grow in Florida? PH

A ,Agrowing number of
1.garden enthusiasts are
becoming interested in pro-
ducing their own tomatoes. .
There are several reasons for
the increased appeal in gar-
-dening, including food safety
issues, reduced cost and bet-
ter flavor.
According to Taylors
Gixide'to Heirloom ,
Vegetables, a tomato must
meet three
criteria to be
an heirloom
"" 6 .variety: the
Variety must
.grow "true
to orpe"
from seed
saved from
GARDEN .elch fruit;
'IAIE:`.R seed must
':: haive been
" .. available for
B~c! 50 years;.
and the tomato variety must
have a history or folklore of
Sits own.
Tomatoes are labeled
"IND" fbr indeterminate or
"DET" for detenrminate. The
indetermina~te types are
vines thit will continue to
grow and produce until cool-
er temperatures arrive, niak-
ing them a favorite for many
home groweyrs.'I'ese vines
will need to be staked or
allowed to gr~ow on? a trellis.
You may consider growing
them from a hanging basket
.but the larger beef steak vari-
eties may become too heavy.
Tomatoes require about
1-2 inches of water a week -
be careful not to over water
them as they can develop a
root rot. Avoid o~ver-head irri-
gation whenever possible. ,
There are numerous seed
catalogues available for heir.
loom tomatoes su~h as Mary
Ann, which is a classic pink-
.,orange beefsteak tomato,
Green Zebra for salads,
Nebraska Wedding or Eva '
SPurple Bell. Inok for vari- .
.eties able to handle heat and
humidity in addition to'dem.
onstrating disease resist-
For informatiori on grow-
ing tomatoes in Florida see
"Tomatoes in the Florida
Garden" at http://edis.ifas.
ufl.edu/vh028. .

Qll would like ~the name
.of some native plants

Olive Affairs, a Fernan-
dina Farmers Market ven-
dor, has added several
sizes of olive oil for sale on
Saturday morning.

south end and loop back to
Jasmine Street. It is free and
open to the pu~blic. Call 27l-
7350 or visit www.ourgreen- ~
Rain grelS
-James Loper, owner of
Reflections of Nature Garden
Center on US 17 South hin
Yulee, will show design tips .
for creating 'a rain garden for
your landscape and will dis-
cuss the importance of natural
waterways on Feb. 20 from 10-
11:15 a.in. The seminar is free
and open to the p~ublic. For
information call 225-9915.

BORSai WOrkshop
Enjoy gardening inside at a
topiary and bonsai workshop
Feb. 20 from 9-11 a~m.
Studeb'ts will learn how to cre-
Sate and maintain herbal,
creeping fig and ivy topiaries
and begimuier bonsai tech-

A growing number of peo-
ple age turnmrg to growing ,
their own tomatoes, such
as these Romas, above.
Ineft, lichen is a combina-
tion of algae and fug,
which is called symbiosis.

that will grow in this area. :n.The growth islichen,
BB -.which is a combination.
I\ .There are numerous of algae and fungi that is
. listss of native plants to called Symbiosis. The alga
grow in Northeast Florida. If provides the food and lichen
Syou are thinking about supplies the protection in the
adding natives to your land- form of a home. Hanid pulling
scape Iwould encourage you the lichen off could be done
to consider adding plants in as the lichen is riot truly
small increments to deter-: harming the plant.
mine how they will ft. In Something else. must be
addition, reflect on what you causing your roses to be .
want to ultimately achieve. Is under stress. After our dis
it your desire to attract cushion we realized the use
wildlife? If so, remember of heavy river rock aiiound
::birds, bees and butterflies the root area of the roses
Will need to be protected was most likely the culprit
from pesticides in order for for the rose ditomfort. I
Your garden to be successful. know of no woody orniamen-
When adding any plants tal plant that will do well in
to your home landscapes, Florida's hot summer rs with
Cluster them according to rock mulch around the~ roots.
-,their needs. Full sun plants. River rock can be very
should be grown in full sun; heavy; it retains heat and has
partial shade plants will need- a tendency to compact the
to be protected from harsh soil. I would suggest you
~,afternoon lgigt Drought tol- remove the rock and replace
erate plants should be grown it with~a light soil medium
Together and separated from 'such as compost, peat moss
plarits requiring more water and sand especially around
Take into account the the roses.
Mature height and spread of Top: your roses with a
Sthe.plants to allow for coi~ple of inches of pine
~enough room to grow. One straw or melaleuca mulch;.
of the biggest mistakes made Th'e rock.is not a total loss'.
Sby home landscapers is to .because you could use it
.~ place plants too closely around yucca, aloe or cacti
Itokether.ghlaigh g 4gitfeaji, no hd we ~ave ' pia;:
'disease oppoi-tum ites. 1 tat do well here. Kme ber
University of Florida has a you can bring clippings from
publication, which is lay no your landscape and have
means complete, but it will your problems diagnosed at
give you a place to get start- the Nassau County
ed. The title of the publica- Extension satellite office any-
tion is called, "Native Florida .time between the hours of 10
Plants for Home Land- a~m. 2 p.m. on Feb. 22,
scapes" at http://edis.ifas. March 8 and 22, April 19,
ufl.edu/ep011. May 3 and 17 and June 14.
Remember to put your clip-
.I have this gre~en, pings into bags to reduce the
.b~earded stuff growing opportunity of spreading
on my roses. What is it and insect or disease infestations.
how do I get rid of it? MV Check out the UF/IFAS
Nassau County Extersion
website for more information
on our demonstration garden
which has yucca plants. Visit
-.. Rebeccajordi, UF/IE4S
. Nassau County Horticultural
Extension Agent, is a
University ofFlorida faculty
membetr.Extenrsion locations
are the satellite office at the
County Building in Yulee anid
the main Extension Office in
------ .Callahan. The UF/IFAS~
Nassau County Demonstra-
tion.Garden is located at the
James Se Page Governmental

best managementt practices~for
8 Northeast Florida. Mail qutes-
tions to Garden Talk, c/o
RebeccaJordi, Nassau County
Extension, 543350 US 1,
Callahan, FL 32011. Visit

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MOre gardenersch sing:

to grow their own tomatoes

Fam~lerS MMIC~t '
Olive Affairs,' a Fernandina
Farmers Market vendor, has
added several sizes of clive oil
for sale on Saturday morning.
Used in their gourmet olive
tapenades and vegan tape-
nades, Olive Affairs will also
offer extra virgin Italian olive
oil in small bottles to large tins
as well as hand-crafted
SHungarian bottles of olive oil.
Inspired by the famous
`Muffaletta sandwich of New
Orleans, Olive Affairs has cap-
tured the flavor of the :
Mediterranean in their own
Muffaletta sandwich made of
ham, Genoa salamni, provolone
cheese, extra virgin olive oil
Sand gourmet tapenade on a
ciabatta loaf. .
To sign up for the E-Mail
Newsletter, go to www.fernan-
dina~farmersmarket.com. The
award-winning Fernandina
Farmers Market is open every
Safturdayfrom 9 a~m.-1 p.m. at
Seventh and Centre streets in
downtown Fernandina Beach.
Call\491-4872 or visit www.fer-
nandinafarmersmarket~com or
Flo0t1 FOIever1111(C
'Our Greeiiway will support
a hike Feb. 20 at 9 a.m. to cele-
brate Florida's natural treas-
ures and raise awareness of
the Florida Forever program.
The hike on Egans Creek
SGreenway will start at the
Jasmine Street entrance.
Participants are encouraged
to bring water, sun protection,
insect repellent, comfortable
walking shoes and optionally
field guides and binoculars.
The walk willmaintain a
leisurely pace, proceed to the


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Expe~'k" Ed~~ifat'irdia each, from fmalists submit-
Associaition' (IAA) Chapter ted by Supe'rvisors of Elect-
943 will aivaril its first avia- ions throughout the state. .
tion eniphakis scliolarship in For information call 491-
the spring to onie or more 7500, toll free at (866) 260-
residents of Nasisai County '.4301, TDD at 491-1510 or
with an interest in pursitinga~ visit www.votenassau.com.
career or interest in aviatiori.***
Appictad ns mayb obned Wo.The Fernandn B ach
schools or contact Calista money to support its scholar-
Bestor at261-36i2. Appli-' ship fund. Scholarships are
cation deadlinIe is March I. presented to senior women
* at Fernandina Beach High
The Florida Council of the School and Yulee High
Blind, Inc. (FCB) is offering School during the May meet-
four scholars;hips.ranging ing.
From $2,500 to $750. Also, :Fernandinal Beach
the Florida Council of Citiz-~ Woman's Club: currently has
ens with IPw;Vis'ion is offer- tickets available for a 1
ing 'one $500 scholarship. donation for a chance to win
Applicants must be in one of the following: Golf for
.high school oi- college or ~ 4on one ofthe courses at
accepted by a college or uni- Amelia Island Plantation; din-
versity. Go to www.feb.org ner for two at the Ver~andah
and click on the Scholarship restaurant; Injuch for four
Application link fo~r jnforma- at Elizabeth Pointe Indge.
tion. Only persons who are Tickets are available front
blind or visually impaired Woman's Club members and
and ineet the eligibility crite- Little Women. The drawing
na may apply. will be held at the club's May
Applications and support- 5 meeting. Eligible Fernan- '
ing documents must be post- dina Beach High School and
marked no later than March Yulee High School senior
15. Contact the Florida girls may pick up an applicar
Council of the Blind, Inc. at tion in the guidance office. .
1-800-267-4448 for informa- Deadline is March 23.
tion. For information about .***
scholarships, e-mail Barbara The Amelia Island
SGrill at grillbh@com castanet Chapter National Society
or call(941) 966-7056. Daughters of the American
* * Revolution announces its
Vick Cagnnon, Nassau annual scholarship progrant,
County Superviisor of open toNassau's graduating
Elections, announces the seniors. Orie outstanding stu-
opportunity for local college dent from each of the four
students to apply for a $1,200 high schools will receive a :
scholarship through, the check for $1,000..
Florida Staite Association of Applications are available
Supervisors of Elections through the guidance office
(FSASE). -at Fernandinia Beach,
The scholarships will be Hilliaird, West Nassau and
awarded to full-time students Yulee high schools. Deadline
attending an accredited for completed applications is
Florida university or college. March 29. For information
Applicants must be enrolled call 277-6775.
or accepted as a junior or ***
senior and majoring in politi- Applicationls for the
cal science, public adminis- Nassau County Community .
tration, business administra-, Development Corporation
tion, journalism o~r niass ( N ~ CCDC) Elmo Myers
communications. March 19 Memorial Scholarship,'Peck
is the deadline. Memorial Scholarship, and
Applications are at the the,Rychard-Inttie-Annie
Nassau County Supervisor of Cook-Scholarship are now
Elections Office at 96135 available at Fernandina
Nassau Place, Suite 3, Yulee, B~ach High School.
or online at www.votenas- .. Applications for the
sau.com. SCDC Scholarship in
All Nassau County appli- Hditor of Felix Jones are
cations will be reviewed byr available at Hilliard, West
the Supervisor of Elections, Nassau andYulee High
,and one finalist will be for- schools. Completed applica-
warded to the FSASE tions are `lue by April 19.
Scholarship Committee to Interested seniors should
represent Nassau County. contact the school's guidance
The FSASE Scholarship office or call 261-4396 or 261-
Committee will select three 4113 for more information.

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FRIDAY. February l9. 2010/News-Leader


.ArtsAcadenly problems ina sho n
Clase This prog
The Amelia Arts Acade- in partners
my .516 South40~th St., gires- versity of Flo
ents Art After School for DAC. There
ages (1-12 on Tuesdays from f ree childcar
313:15-4:1.m. Contact Meg
The rhixed media class :'~University. ol
for dds meets state educa- 1116, to regil
tional slandards.Students II, held at Su
will explore art techniques :Behavioral H
and history in this hands-on SR 200, Yulel
course. -Ier~o oing, month- day, Feb. 20-
lyS class iiS$50 pr month. 9:30111:30 a.
BMis~ D's El 2entary TFeeCSup1
Tuesday and Thutrsdays : The Asso
from 4:15~5:45.p.m. no expe- Retarded Cit
rien~e ireferired. Instrutors Hamlton St.
-help you choose your instru- Yulee; will of
ment and learn to play. Open House ~Suppl
to all children. Costris-$50 County teacl
per montle.ake itci cnjunc- professionals
tion with Art After School p.m, March :
and save $10 per month.: them belebr
Patty Cake Playtime for day. Particip;
ages 3-6 is Wfednesdays ~from .three bags w
12:30-230 p.tn. Designed' their classrol
with the presch~ooler in ID identifyin
"mind, this cla~ssgives' stu- educator. Fo:
'dents art introduction to art. ca~llRhonda
Students will explore sculp- 9355. This p
ture, pain~rtingpl~:ayd andre- ~by the Able
"tivmsovmn Te oiugo Schol~ars
Start any time. ''' : The 20ti
Kindermusik Fam~iy and Gold Dc
Time for ages newborn to ( ship Auction
seven yeiirs is Wednesdays ~the Kings Ba
from 44:45 .p.m. or Fridzlys''~ plex atKing~
from 5:156'plm. Classes March 20. Tl
begin the wdek of March 8. ~ open to all c
Cost is $120.05 per family, - and theretiri
Call 277-1225 foi- more ty. All pr~ocee
information and registrationi.' Dolphin Schl
dation, a non

In a surprise visit to her
classroom on Feb. 8,
Nassau County Schools
Superintendent John Ruis
announced the selection of'
Kelly Burnette as the
Nassau County Teacher' of
the Year.
Burnette~ teaches Biologyi
Honors, Advanced
Placement Environmental
Science, Aetobics and the
dual enrollment FSCI
Student Life Skills course at
Yulee High School. She has
18 years of teaching exrperi-
ence, holds National Board
certification, is a national
presenter for teacher trainl-
.ing with Florida
Educational Tools, Inc. and
wasethe lead author for the
Florida Educational Tools,
Inc. Secondary CORE pio-
gram,(Curriculum Online
Resources for Educators).
At Yulee High School, 1
Burnette works with the
school's Breakfast of
Chamnpioils Saturday pro- .
gram, "Give Ba'ck to Yidee
Nights;" fun~draisers and
conducts various work-
shops and mentoring~ activi-

'tion establish~
Doors ope
and the silen
ner, and cas~
p.m. Tickets
son for advau
$30 per at the
plete dinner
Advance res
Sbe made by i

d that cause
the home.
ram is provided
ip with the Uni-
,rida and NAC-
is no charge and
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This four-weekt program ~
is a skills training program i
for parents or grandparents
raising children` ages 7-`14.
The goal is tore~duce dr re-
vent problem behaviors,.
includingletilgs, alcohol and
others that can prevent your
child from being sitecessful~

Carson Sutton, a senior-from Fer~nandina B~each High.
School,.was crowned the winner of the Nationals' 2010
Miss Teen Jacksdnvrille pageant competition that took
:place on Feb. 13.
Carson competed for thousands of dollars in prizes
and specialty ~gifts that were distributed to contestants.
She competed in the Miss Teen division, one of four
divisions that had young ladies ages 7 to 19 competing
in modeling routines that included casual and formal
wear. Most important, Carson displayed her personality
and interviewing skills while she was interviewed with
this year's Jacksonville judging lianel..
With Carson winning the title of Mliss Teen
Jacksonville, she will now represent Jacksonville and the
surrounding communities a't the Cities of America
National Competitio~ir that willinksc~ plac b~r Orlando.
JVMore than $60,000 in prizes and awards will be pre- '
sented at the National Competition while each winner
enjoys an expense paid trip of five nights and six days in


The Nassau County High School Art Exhibit is on
view until Feb. 24 at the Island Art Associa'tion Gallery,
18 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach. Former art
instructor Marilyn Eflein was, the judge. 1Michelle Perry,
Stop center, of Fernandina Beach High School won first
place. Cara Broyles of West Nassau, above, won second.
Annie Path of West Nassau was third and Joan Robwiiell
won Special Recognition.
Receiving Honiorable Mentipn were Natalie
Hutchinson and Courtney Norris of West Nassau; Dacey
Campbell, left, Corey Jordan, Courtney Norris, Kristin
'Manrson, Tia Harris, Sarah O'Conner, Courtney Thweat,
top left, Renee H~pper and Ka~sey Pressley, all of FBHS.
Yulee High and Hilliard did not participate. A reception
was held Feb. 13 at the gallery. For information call
S261-7132 or visit www.islandart~org .

FOIest life
Step by Step Imearning
Center 1 enjoyed a visit
from Ranger Ed Strickland
of Talbot Island State
Parks last month. The' chil-
dren had a great time
learning about the forest
and the many creatures
that live there. The staff
and children thank the
ranger and the park for
making the day a fun
learning experience.


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Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver and former player ony Boselli spoke to some of Nassau
County's "movers and shakers" Wednesday at the Golf Club~ofAmelia Island. The, two
discussed the Team Teal, an effort by Touchdown Jacksonville to "revive the.pride" in
the Jaguars for next season. Weaver, top left, talks with John Billings, right, and organ-
izer Aaron Bean. Weaver signs an autograph for Ben. Wright and Parker Smith, right
Bill Scott won a "Big" John Henderson autographed hbilm~et thir~ditgh a drawing, left.

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ify for state, defeated West
Nassau's Garrette Wright at
160 pounds to take third place.
Both he and Wright qulalify for
Tobias has bought into the
program," FBHS Coach Mark
Durr said. "He listens well to
his dad (Coach John Williams)
and gutted it out in several
tough matches between South
Walton an~d West Nassau:.
"He went last year to sup-
port his brother, Jack, and shw:
what state was all about. He
truly committed himself this
year to achieve this goal and
Iwe couldn't be' happier or
~pro der:of him."
Wright (23-7) is West Nas-
sau's first state qualifier.
."Garrette is a two-time
Regional qualifier, who m~iade
the wrestlinig state tournament.
for .the ~first time," WNHS
Coa~ch. Forrest Wlheel~er said.
He is the fist state qualifier
at West Nassau since we start-~
Sed the program a fe~w years
All four qualifiers are in
Lakeland today and Saturday.
"We cheered each other on
all- day and, overall, everyone
who:wrestled .for a' Nassau
SCounty school did great," Cr-ow-
der said. "John, Forrest and
Myself were' are smiles at the

Newus-Leader .

Four Nassait County' grap-
plers are in lakeland today for
the state wrestling tournament.
i Saturday's regional tournament
produced four top-four finishers
and ~first-time state qualifiers
for at least one school.
Yulee's George Shepard (32-
2) and Jose Guilarte (27-14) are
the high school's first ~state
qualifiers. .
Shepard, a senior, suffered
just his second loss of the sea-
son Saturday, but fought back
in wrestlebacks to ~take third
place at 125 pounds.
"He finished in true fashion
and dominated back to third
place, qualifying him for the
state fEinals, the first to do that
in school history," YHS Coach
Brandon Crowder said. "I be-
lieve he can beat anyone, so I
think he will do fine." .
Guilai-te, a junior at 189
pounds, took fourth place to
qualify for. state. .
"I believed he could wres ~
tle' with anybody all year and
he was challenged," Crowder
said. "In the end, he proved that
he can compete with the upper
level guys."- .
Tobias Williams, th~e first
sophomore from FBHS to qual-

Nassau Counity will be represented by fohr wredtlersr c at the state m~eet in lakeland this week~end. They include, front
row~from left, Tobias Williams of Fernandi~a B'eki~ch,~.Garrette Wright of West Nalss'an aid Yulee's Jose Guilark ~and
George Shepard. Their coaches react Ln the.back~ground. Saturday at the regional meet in Clay, from, left, John~ Wil-
liams of FBHS, West Nassay's Forresit Wh~eeler and ~Yulee's Brandon Crowder arid ~Jod~y Montgomery. ~Results, 13A.

port, where yrou get injured
every timdyortt wrestge in Somne
way, whether nnnor or, in some -

cases, major-." :
"Thanks to all the fans for
Sthe support of all Nassau Coun-

ty wrestlers," Wheeler said.
"We are truly one big wrestling

awards presentation. You know
we all deserve this for our pro-,
.grams, It is a very difficult

the past 10 years as we did the
first five," he said. "Average is
not acceptable. I promise you '
that we are working very hard
to do the things we rieed to do:.

"I promise you, everyone at
One Stadium Place realizes that
Wayne Weaver doesjn't~expect
to be sittirig at home .iiext

.Coach Jack Del Rio, the
Roar and players return to
SAmela Island March 8 for a
free pep rally. For information,
visit www~myteamteal~com.

Snowb~oardlers moreikey einue ~
Q .Which is safer, skiing or snow- 4s: put meout of busi- and some are just downright awful. :directions or
.boarding?, ness. Therefore, I'll Worldwide, there are 95,000 snow- other. Int~erel
stick with the skis. board wrist fractures per season, injuries do oc
A. Every time I go skiitig, I have ::Just the same, I There are a few ~ways to decrease pen when the
,a desire to give snowboarding thought it might be the risk here. One simple method the ski lift.U
a try. Watching the boarders surf byr, ': interesting to dis- you rarely see is to wear wrist boarder has
it just looks more fun than tradition- :4 II.1~~; cuss snowboard guards, just as you would rollerblad- the board wh-
al skiing. Snowboarding continues islP injuries. ing. Another simple method is to try not. The boa
to grow in popularity, having Snowboarding, to fall with you wrist clenched, again skier who on
become the fastest-growing winter; does have a higher' making it less likely that the full twisting force
sport, with a four-fold increase in rate of injury than force of the blow is transferred to directly to th
boarders over the last five years. SPORTS skiing and a com- the joint surface. Head inju
Watching Shaun White boarding in pletely different 1 Typical shoulder injuries involve in beginnersl
the Olympics Wednesday, my nine- MIEDICINE pattern of injury clavicle fractures, dislocations and wai-ds and hi
year-old son now wants to try it as GREGORY also. While skiing separations Most beginnerg wrill tell Most head in
well. ilnjres commonly you that you spend a lot of time nature, but a
Now, despite my heart 'telling. me SMITH. M.D. affect the knee and falling forward or backward and does t-he force
to give snowboarding a try, my head ----- ankle, wrist and your shoulders take a beatiidg' study' from Ni
tells me something different. Every .shoulder injuries through the course of the tlaySr the 1998 Win
year about this time, I see someone predominate in snowboarding, fol- There is not any readily available on 143 board
who returns from snowboarding, lowed by head injuries and lower shoulder protective equipment, Nine were se
having broken a wrist, with many in limb (thainly ankle) i~nures. Snow- unless you were willing to wear foot- required brain
need of surgery. My experience tells boarders are also twice as likely to ball-type pads. were left witl
me ski-related injuries much more sustain a fracture compared to Knee injuries are less common, age. Many be
commonly affect the knees. skiers. due to the fact that your feet are r met.
A knee injury I could handle, but Wrist fractures are common, with attached to the board and move as a Snowboar
as a surgeon, a wrist fracture could many of them in need of surgery, unit, being unable to go in different risk for "sno\

than a snowu skier
twist up with each. o ccurs when they go off-trail in
stingly, when knee search of fresh powder. The boarder
ccur,: they often will hap- commonly will endl up falling for-
e boarder: is departing ward into a snowdrift, head down
'sually- at this time, the and feet up. Because the feet are
the lead leg secured to attached to the board, the boarder
tile the trailing leg is has trouble "swimming" out of the
rder is now effectively a drift and essentially drowns in the
Ily has one fat ski. Any snow bank. This happens about
e is therefore applied once a winter season. This is totally
e knee. preventable, simply by always board-
ries are more common ing whith a partner and sticking to
,who 'tend to fall back- grdo~med trails.
It the lIack of the skull.
Juries are minor in 4 iicrasssg eqiumtn is written to discuss
s sped ncrase, s isadsregag ing sports, medicine and
:e of falls. lA two-year safet~y. It is not intended to serve as a
~agano, Japan, (site of replacement for treatment by your reg-
Iter Olympics) reported ular doctor It is only designed to offer
lers with head injuries. .~~gu ~iifnes gn~ the prevention, recogni-
:rious in nature three ; ~in aid ch~of injuries and illness.
in surgery and three :i iSfelgc concerns should be discussed
h long-term brain dam- with your physician. Mail questions to
warders will wear a hel- Gregory Smith, M.D., S1250 S. 18th
St., Suite 204, Fernandina Beach,
ders are at particular FL 32034. Call 261-8787 or visit
w drowning." This wrww.gsmithmd.com.

Nassau qualifies four wr estler s for sta te neet today


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Newus Leader

The Yulee High'School
X~feballtem hetf
thrashing of lee High.
Junior Andrew Minor
threw a complete game, a
four-hitter, striking out four
and giving up just one earned
Seniors Cody Layfield (3-
for-4 with a double and an
RBI), Buck Marell (2-for-2
with a pair of doubles and
RBIs) and Jonathani Beaton
S(3-for-4 with a home rhn and
three RBIS) led the Hornets
at the plate.
Minor and sophomore
Zach Camp had a double and
an RBI each. Jeremy Taylor
had an RBI.
Before the regular season
opened, the Hornets finished
oiut play in Hilliard during a
preseason tournament. They
beat the hosts 4-1 F~eb. 11.
Marcus Taylor, Minor
and Adam Lang all pitched.
Maircus Taylor and Marell
each.had RBIS.
"The defense was much
better than in the first pre-
SeaSOII game (against West
Nassau) and the pitchers did
a good job of throwing
strikes and not walking many
batters," YHS Coach Will
Minor said.
.Yulee hosted University
Christian Thursday. The
Hornets travel to Hilliard
today for a 6 p.m. game.
SYulee's girls are 1-0 with
!Tuesday's 10-4 win 'over
Baldwin at home. They host
SHilliard tonight at 7 p.m.

to spark reewed

Interest steam
BETH JONES .the time, bu;t we'll figure it out."
Newus-Leader Boselli's goal for the 2010
~...Y 5:n:-;::- 3n: p; . ...season is40.fil the stadium and
"I?'m a fan. P'rinjist~ like yoti, dodge a TV blackout
screaming at people, yelling, "How many seats are filed '
cheeriig.Ill be yelling at David creates a perception of wihat
(Garrard). And he's friend of kindof city we are, whether we
mine, but I yell at him," former like it or not," Boselli said.,
Jacksonville Jatiruar Tony Bd- "When I travel people say,
selli told a gathering of some of 'What is wrong with your city?
Nassau County's "movers and What's wrong with Jackson-
shakers" at the Golf Club of ville? Why can't you support a.
Amnelia Island Wednesday. team? Are you too Podunk?'
Boselli, the Jaguars' first "That made me mad. Wait a
pick in 1995, joined owner :~minute, that's my family. You
SWayne Weaver to introduce know how7 big families work.
Team Teal, Touchdown Jack- You can talk bad about your
sonville's effort to "Revrive the family, but if someone else talks
Pride" in the Jaguars:. bad about' your family, you :
The initiative rewards fans punch them in the mouth.
with points, prizes -and parties "We will reach our goal.
as they try to build the fan base When I'm sitting in that stadi-
for the -2010,season. um next year and -every game
"Twice ??his year, we're is on TV and the stadium is ful,
gomjg to' have :big parties," I cani look at all..the pjeople of
Boselli said. Team Teal aind say, 'WVe were a
Use theypoints to upgrade, part of that.' We were part of
seats, win Pr~oBowl tickets or the movement to bring back
.even "sit with Mr. Weaver in the passion. And I can talk a lit-
the box to watch the game "^ tie smack when I travel.'What's
"W~e're going to have a'big wrong witliyour city?'." .
party draft weekend andl a big Weaver is committed to
blowout party at training ,keeping the team inJackson-
camp," Boselli said. ville, but said it would take the
Ticket prices are also more First Coast community's coop-
affordable through the initia- eration.
tive. Fans who make a three- "We need you in the stadi-
year commitment can lock in um," he said. "We want to find
the price with no interest and a way for you to ti~t us in your
no deposit. budget. We have a smarll popu-
"It allows us all to be a part lation and this economy has
of it," Boselli said. "I don't hnow ,. worn all of us out."
if you know this, but: I don't Weaver admitted the team's
really need tickets to go to the success the past few seasons
game. ~(My company) bought has also helped lower ticket
10 tickets. We'll use those tick- sales.;
ets. I'm not even in town half "We haven't done as well in -


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and Thursday nights at the Ybor Alvarez com-
plex on Bailey Road.
Register through Marc~h 12 at thle 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
S16 and draft is March 18. Practices begin
March 22. Season starts April 12. The league
will follow the 2010 Babe Ruth Rule Book.
Volunteer coaches and umpires are need-
ed. Contact jay at 277-7350 or e-mail him at

YutleePop Wlarner
Yulee. Pop Wamer'sboard will meet at 7
p.m. Feb. 25 at the Yulee Sports Complex on
Goodbread Road.

Babe Rutli zegistration
Femandina Beach Babe Ruth is accepting
rggiStratiori online for girls and boys ages 8-
15 interested in playing baseball for the spring
season. 'Register online' at www.Ieagueline-
A mandatory coaches clinic will be at 9
a.m. Feb. 20. Team coordinator meeting will
be held the week bf Feb..22 for all age levels.
Practice begins the week of Feb. 22.
Opening day for T-ball and rookie teams is
SMarch a. Opening day for minor, major and
senior tearns is March 20. For information on
the softball program, call 277-7350.

Special Olbempics Nassau County games
Swill be held at Femandina Beach High School
at 10 ai.m. Feb. 26. The management team is
working hard to ensure this will be a great
event~for athletes with disabilities from all over
Nassau County. Most of the eligible athletes
in all Nassau County schools have been
enrolled, but there are independent athletes
that are not part of school programs the team
would like to reach out to. .
Anyone interested in participating in the
Feb. 26 track and field events should contact
SChris Hendrix at chrishen@nassau.k 2.fl.us
or call 491-9930. To volunteer for the games,
contact Winnie Hunrter at 491-9931. Those
interested in enrolling a new athlete or
becoming part of the team, call McBrearty at
491-0369 or e-mail jandemcb~aol.com.

Bad Bowlesrs au
SBad Bowlers League is at 6:30 p.m.

Elm Street Little League
Sign up for baseball, including T-Ball, or
softball (ages 5-16) through Elm Street Little
SLeague from 2:30-6 p.m. Monday through
Friday at the MLK Center. Fee iS $30 for T-
Ball and $40 for baseball or softball.
The board will hold an organizational '
meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at the MLK Center,
Parents, coaches and volunteers are encour-
aged to attend. For information, contact
President Wayne Peterson at 753-1663.

'Recreation commission meets
SThe Nassau County Recreation Commis-
.sion will meet at 7 p.m. March 4 at the Nas-
sau County Building Maintenance/Parks and
Recreation office, 45195 Musselwhite Road,
Callahan. Call 548-4689 or (904) 879-3751.

Tr OUtfOI'theM s
The Jacksonville Sharks of the Arena
Football 1 league will hold a second-open try-
out for prospective players Feb. 28. The try-
outs will begin at 8 aim, and continue through
the day until all players have been evaluated
Sthorofighly by Head Coach Les Moss and the
Sharks coaching staff. 'obntd o rls
The tryouts will bij acobntnofdil,
Sihcluding the 40-yard das i, 20-yard shuttle
and various pobsition-specific drills. The coach-
ing 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 an'd. winning a championship.
SThie tryouts will be held at Plantation Park, '
.3060. Racetrack Road, St. Johns. Registration
will, tjin at 8 a.mfwith th8 cornbine starting ~
a t 9 a.m. The coaching staff will remain until
*all players have bee0 evaluated,
.Bring a completed tryout packet -- found
at jaxsharks~com to the tryout along with
$80 cish br mone 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 Ijoth
cleats and turf or rnmning shoes, as the tryout
will be hield on field turf. Bring plenty of water ~
to stay'hydrated ,
Watch the Sharks rip into the Orlando
Predators as,toe meets leather for the home
opener April 16.' Season tickets for the inau-
gural~ season are now available for as low as
$45. To reserve seats or for information, call
.t(904) 621-0700.

gi '
Nearly 50 boys and girls participated in the fourth annual Knights of Coliumbus free- *
throw championship Jan. 30. St. Michael Church Council 14295 sponsored the com-
petition at the Peck Center Gym. All Nassau County youngsters ages 10-14 were eligi-
ble. The boys age group winners were Eddie Turvey, 10; Jonel Rios, 11; Artes Miller,
12; Justin Going, 13, above left; and Jacob Powell, who captured the 14-year-old
championship. Champion~ of the .girls division were Asiah Johnson, 11; Jidie Four-
nier, 12, above right with her ~father; Gra~cie. Undberg.13;- and Bethany Jukkala, 14.
Contestanits had 15 free`-throw attempts. The top, boy performers were Going,.Miller
atul Powell. Each svished l3 of 15 throws.. On the girl's side, uindberg aindJukkala
were; the~leaid$rs. Fourdejr alnd Ra'chel Collins engagediin the most competitive battle
of thie toisrnamnent in fhe girls 12-year ski bracket. They tied after shootidig their 15
free-throws; Fouirnie~r then edged Coins by a 'shot in a playoff. Winners advance to
the regional 'competition in Tacksonville Saturday. The state championiship~is iin '.
Orlando March 13. The tournaments are. held annually nationally and intern~ationally.

t~sa~ uo2nmty r sers atatie egior;`. ouise A~d), feat~ Flted to Boyete (B seau I)
YulBe loo- -;ames Taylor lost to chen 135-Ross Walls defeated Davis
103-Matt Sweetman printed (Clay), lost to Reddish (Suwannee) (Baker County), lost to Legniel (Clay)*
s 1 )oa),p nnd.Shws ( d), lost (Claiy) Gine Le utherfor) ihrma (By) la o)oSmt (ease)
to Boggess (Rutherford) defeated Willis (Stiwannee), defeated 140-Terrell Walker defeated
112-Devin Brown lost to Ensmiger Beninett (Providence), defeated Mcbonald (Bolles), lost to Dunwald (S.
(Am old), lost to Cormier (FL White) Freeman (Jackson), lost to Northrup Walton), pinned Cason (Suwannee),
125-George Sheppard defeated (Raines), fourth place, state qualifier lostto Bell (Nease)
Bias (FL White), pinned Griffel (Ponte Fernandina Beach 160-Gerrette Wright pinned Ugles
Vedra), lost to Key (Suwannee), 152-Pit Lebrun defeated Kumm (Ponte Vedra), pinned Spencer (s.
defeated Bledsoe (Episcopal), defeat- (Clayi), defeated Register (Suwannee),. Walton), lostto Taylor (Wa~kulla)'
ed Akins (Arnold), third place, state lost to Thrulow (Bishop Kenny), lastto pinned Bragg (Amold), lost to Tobias
qualifier Gatto (S. Walton) Williams (FBHS), placed fourth, state
130-Michael pidion lost to 160-Tobias Williams defeated qualifier .
Band~onm\Suane)(LN wntb Idoei Brava o (IshpSye) (Cleate 8),l m lost tm to Bell (Nease),
(Raines) defeated Spencer (S. Walton), defeat- 215-B ent Shinkel lost to Fountain
140-Justin Love lost to Bell ed Wright (West Nassau), third place, (Clay), pirined Parkeir (S. Walton), lost
S(Nease), pinned Sawyer (Marianna),- state qualifier .to Collr (Bonles)
lost to Ryan (Amhold) .171-Sean Watkins lost to Booker 285-Steven Shaw lost to Alvarado
145-Seth Bodine lost to Bay), defeated Bryant (Rickards), lost (Suwannee), lost to Walding (Wewa) .


Tuesdays, starting Mlarch 3, at Strik~ers Family
:Petanciaetournarenet Bowling Center in Yulee. Call 225-1077.
The first Regional Petan~que Toumament
will be held March 27 on seven courts at the' Women's bowling tournaenert
south end of the marina:, downtown
F d ach R straion s lmite to The River City Women's Handicap
Feman ina Beah egisrto slmtdt Bowling Tournament~will be held at Strikeis
14.teams of three players each. Teams can FaiyBwigCne nYulee March 13-14.
.e aragi9o igepges Call 225-1077 for information or to sign up.
Registration is $1~0 per player to be distrib-
Uted in prize money. Moming coffee and
donuts are included. Th'e public is welcome. Yacht Regatta'~~a inSmrn
There will be demonstration for those who The seventh annual Lipton Cup Yacht

Outside Ponce Inlet. A skipper's meeting will
Yttlee Little Imagine operting clay be held at the Yacht Club's tiki hut at 5 p.m.
April 9.
Yulee Little League will hold its opening nre sink, o-pnarcd
ceremonies March 6 beginning at 9 a.m. cruising class divisions are welcome. The
There will be "bouncies" for the young ones, a a wl gvm b h neitol
DJ for the ones who wa~nt to "boogey" and raewlbegvndbytenemtol
'Sailing Federation Racing Rules of Sailing
barbecue dinners for the hungry ones. The 2000-1 ad th pertin of U.S. Sailing
sOSSOn is dedicated to the memory of Ronnie -2a rsrpin
and the 2010 Uipton dup Regatta sailing
Sites, a manager, coach, dad and friend. instructions.
SignpfosoftallEntry forms and race instructions are avail-
Signup fr sotbal able at htntp*//www.sm~ymayachtclub.com/Iip-
The city of Fernandina Beach wvil sponsor ton~entry~form.htm. Entry fee is $75, USSA
a youth softball league for ages 8-15 (as of ; members,$65, late entrants after April 7 $80.
Dec. 31) with three divisions available (15-, Fee includes participation in thei twio-day
S12- and 10-and-under) with machine pitch for regatta, admission to hosted reception Friday
10-and-under. Copy of birth certificate evening at the Smnyma Yacht Club and
required. Local games will be played Monday rewards reception Sunday.

March 10 .Park, BB Grunds 7:00
Marchr2 YULEE* 7:00
March 16 at Raines' 6 00
March 18PNTE VEDRA 7:00
`March is at Eplscopal' 7:00
March 23LYNN ACADEMY 7:00
March 24 CAMDEN COUNTY 7:00
Marchsl 31 t Aln cademiy 5 :0

Apdil 26 TRINIT 7:00
Apdil 22 at Fleming Island 4:00
April 2629 DISTRICT 3-3A TBA

Juninor Varsity Basebiall '
Feb. 22 at Yulee 5:00
Feb. 23 at Bishop Snyder 4:00
Feb. 25 at Episcopal 6:00
March 1 at Bolles 5:00
March 5 FLMING ISLAND 6:00
March 8 BISHOP SNYDER 5:00
March 9 at West Nassau 5:00
March 12 at Femingildande 3 30
March 15 BOLLES 5:00
March 16 ORANGE PARK ~5:00
March 19 EPISCOPAL 6 00
March29 YULEE 6:00
Mach31 at Glynn cdmy 4
April 12 -at Camden County (DH)4230

Feb. 19 HILLIARD 7:00
Feb. 23 BISHOP SNYDER 6:00
Feb. 25 :at Raines i 5:30
Feb1 26 at Femandina Beach 6:0Q
MarchP 2 ACD 6:00
March4 1 t pspal'. ~ 60
March 16FRNANDINA '6:00

March 25 RAINES 5:00
March 26 at Bones 6:00
March 30 at Bishop Snyder 5:15
April 13. at Hilliard 6:00
April 19-22 District at FBHS -
Junior Varsity Baseball
,Feb. 20 FIRST COAST 10/1230
Feb. 22 'FERNANDINA 5:00
Feb. 26 at Balles 6 00
March 5 HAWTHORNE 4:30
March 8 CAMDEN COUNTY 4:30/7
March 11 at Hilliard 6:00
March 15 EPISCOPAL 6 00
March 16 GLYNN ACADEMY 4:00
March 18 BOLLES 6:00
March 22 at Camden County 4:30/7
March 29 at Femandirig 6:00
March 31 at W~est Nlassau 6:00
Apila ~itCphnstian 53
Feb. 19 at Hilliard 6:00
Feb. 24 at Glynn Academy 7:00
Feb. 2S ht Raines* 6:00
March 2 WNHS, BB Grounds 7:00
March 4' ANDREW JACKSON 6:00
March 5 HAWTHORNE 7:00
March 12 at Femandina Beach* 7:00
March 16 GLYNN ACADEMY 7:00
March 18 at Bolles* 6:00
March 20 at Hawthome 1.:00
March 23 at Robert E. Lee 6:00
March 25 at First Coast 6 :00
March 26 EASTSIDE 7:00
March 30 at Fletcher 6:30
April 1 CAMDEN COUNTY 6:00
April7- vs. Station Camp, TN 7:00
April 9 vs. North Marlort 7:00
April 10 Championship rounds TBD

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Feb. 23 at Baker County
March 4 at Baldwin

SMarc~h 9 at Femandina (AIP) 4 00
March11 BOLLES 4~00
March i6 at West Nassau
March 18 HI~LIARD
March 25 FERRNANDINA 4:00
March 29 at Bishop Kenny
April 14 District at Bolles

March 20 Bob Hayes, Raines TBA
March 25 at Hilliard 4 00
April 1 County at Yulee 4 00
SApdil 15 Distrct +2A, Boiles 2 00
April 23 Region 1-2A, Bolles 11am
May 1 State 2A, Winter Park 9am
Feb. 23 at Wlest N~assau 4 00
Feb. 25 -BAKER (AIP) 4 00
March 4 W. NASSAU (AIP) 4:00
March 5- Camden Invitational 3:00
March 9 YQLEE (AIP) 4:00
March 11 St. Johns CD (AIP) 4 00
March 16 at Bolles '400
March 18 at Bishop Kenny 4 00
March 24 at St Johns Co. Day 4 00
March 25 PAXON (AIP) 4 00
March 24 at W~est Nlassau 4:00
Mac2 at~ue S 4 0
April f3,4 Disfict3-2A at Boles 8am
Feb. 24 at Raines' 5:00
Feb. 25 AKER COUNTY 6 00
Feb. 26 YULEE* 6)00
March 2 ED WHITE 6 00
March 5 BOLLES* 6~00
March 9 at Episcopal* 6:00
~March 11 RAINES 6 :00
March 12 .at Stanton 5300
March 15 at West Fassau 6:00
March 16 at Yulee 6 0
Marchg 9 t Bolles 6 00
March 23 EPISCOPAL 6 00
March 25 at Arlington Co. Day 4 00
March 29 FIRST COAST 6230
Apdil3l at University Christian 5:00
April 15 ARLINGTON CO. DAY 7 0
April 16 PONTE VEDRA 7:00
April 19-22 DISTRICT 3-8A T BA

Feb. 23 at Ponte Vedra 6:00
Feb. 26 BISHOP SNYDER 68:00
March 2. COLUMBIA 5230
March 5 si Leae Wales 7:00
March 6 at Winter Haven 12 00
March 9 MARIST 7 00

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FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 19, 2010 SPORTS News-Leader

ead highlights
plug for sea
trout that
could weigh
up to 10
pounds. The
month of
;IFebruary is
closed to sea
trout fishing.
ON THE' Fishermen

--TERRY., .catch-and-
release poli-
LACOSScies while
leaving the
Shocked trout in the water
while the hook is being I
Wahoo and blackfin tuna : "ICjt~
continue to highlight bluewa- ~- b~~~~
Steer fishing at the 30-fathour ~ i
curve. Trolling~with "Cedar ..I c
Plugs" far back in the trolling
Sspi~ead is currently producing _
wahoo to 70 pounds and tuna
Sto 30 pounds.
Ryan Rodeffer is holding a
wahoo tournament from the :u
Amelia IslandYacht Basin
today. The obffcal weigh-in in
will take pla~e at the Amelia
.Island Yacht Basin,- beginning 9
~at S5p~m. and running to 7 yli
p.m. Be sure to come and wit-.
'ness the big catches of walico
hitigthe tourna8merit scales.
The. Width annual running 1
of the El Cheapo Sheepshead
Tournatneitr takes place Feb. '
2j. Toni-name~nt headquarters .
is the Mike Scanlan Boat
SRamp in Mapport oa the St.
SJohns River.'First place~for
the largest sheepshead is a G- _
3 Jortboat, 20hp .outboard and
gj~alvanized trailer. For infor-
mation, call Frank Joura, at :
S(904) 241-0777. .


head-fishing con-
tinues to show-
W c~~~ase Amelia~ne shes
Island's winter fishing scene
with excellent catches coming
from' the St. Marys jetty
rocks, backwater dock pilings
and both the Shave and
Nassau bridges. Some of the
best action at the St. Marys
jetty rocks has been coming
during the first few hours of
the incoming tide while fish-
ing close to low areas of the
jetty rocks.
Barnacle-clad dock and
bridge pilings have been p~ro-
ducing nice catches of
Ssheepshead in the backwater
during the last few hours of
the falling and the first few .
- ,hours of the incoming tides,
Best baits for sheepshead
: .continue td be fiddler crabs,
barnacles, a small piece of
fresh shrimp or a cut piece of
blue crab.
Puppy drum and redfish
have been running during the
last of the falling and the fist
of the incominIg tides while
fishing the deep edges of
Large flats, where.deep
sloughs are found close to '
Oyster bars, creek niouths or
Boat docks. Fish on the bot-
Stom with fresh deadly shrimp .
Sbarbed to a l/4-ounce jig
Low tide arrives 6:21 a.m.
at the mouth of thie Amdelia .
SIRiver onSaturday. More than
likely, there will be a good I
redfish and black drum bite
~ ~happening as the tide e~bbs
and begins to come back il .
During the flood tide,
which arrives at noon at the
mouth of the Amelia River,
cast a safety pin or in-line
spinner over flooded marshes -
or oyster bars. .
Sea trout fishing should: be
excellent during the late '
morning flood tide from the
Fernandina Port to the mouth
_ of Egans Cre~ek. Fish deeply ;
: with live shrimp under a trot
float or cast a slow sinking. ,,

Ed Fowler
took this live-
piound Ameli~a
while dishing
close to bar-
dock pilitigsi
Spinner baits,
left, are excel-
lent winter
redfish lures
slowly ovey :
flooded oyster
bars or marsh
Paoros av -

Th~e News-Leader en~outr-
ages local anglers to submit
photographs oftheir catches. E-
mail photos to blontes@ `
Ibnewsleadercom, miail them
to PFO. Boli766, Fernandila
Bach,FL 32035, oi-dro' '
them by the office at 511Asih
St. in Fernandina Beach. Call
Beth Jones at 2614696,

March 5 a~t the Atlantic Center. ,
Fortnat is 4-on 4 short dourt
with eight-person roster limit.
Eight-game season, Thiurs-
days at Peck Syrn; beginning
March 11. Fee is $100, due .
March 5. Contact Jay at 277-
7350 or jrobertson@fbfl.org.
*Adult softball registration ,
is open through Feb. 22 at the
Atlantid Cianter. Competitive -
coed and recreational coed
S(Monday and Wednesday
nights) and men's league
(Tuesdayjs) are offered. Coed '
team fee is $400 (12-game I ;
regular season arid double- :'
Elimination toumament), due
Feb. 22. Men's league team
fee is $350 (10-game regular .
season and double-elimina-'l :
tion tournament), due Feb. 22.
Captain's meeting for all ,'
leagues is Feb. 25 at:SO
Sp.m. Season begins'llarch 8
for coed and March 9 for
men's league. Csill Jason at

277-7256 or e-mail jbrown
*Register for girls softball
through March 12 at the
Atlantic Center. OpRn to aggy
8-15 (as of Dec. 31, 2009).
Divisions are 15, 12- and 10-
and-under (machine pitch for
10~U). Traivel' may be required;
local games played Ybor
Alvarez fields on Bailey Road
Monday and Thursdays. Fee
is $45 for city residents, $54
non-city, $5 discount for sib-
lings. Tryouts are March 16,
draft is March 18, practices
begin March 22 and season
begins April. 12. Voljunteer
,umpires needed. Call Jay at
277-7350, ext. 2013, or e-mail
*Open basketball is Mon-
days and Wednesdays from
11 a~m. to 5:15 p.m., Thurs- `
days from 11 a.tn. to 7 p.m.
and Saturdays and Sundays
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Peck

* Peck Gyrr weight room is
open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
:Monday through Friday and
.-from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Satur-
days and Sundays. Cost j 3
a day or $25 a month ibr ity
residents ($30 non city). *
Personal training is available.
Fee is $30 per session, $75

Gym, based on a~ailabilitty
*Check out Central Park
tennis court keys at Atlantic`
Center ($5 deposit, refund-
able if returned within a yvear).
.*A~nnual MatF ~i'i lldicilsh
are available free of charge to
families who qualify for free: or
reduced lunch programs or on
a case-by-case basis: depend-
ent on income. Visit Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
*Coed exercise is from
6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and'
Thursday at the MLK Center.
Fee is $2 per class (city), $3
*Berke's Tennis junior clin-
ics are offered at Central Park
on Tuesday and Thursdays
with instructor Jason Berke.
Beginner (ages 5-7) from
2:30-3:30 p.m.; $10 per hour
for city residents, $12 non-city.
Intermediate (ages 7-12) from
S3:30-4:30 p.m.; $10 per hour
for city residents, $12 non-city.
Advanced (ages 12-17) from
4:30-6 p.m.; $15 per session

court for junior clinics. Also,
private lessons are scheduled
on availability (recommended
for competitive junior touma-
ment players). Call B~erke at
556-9304 or visit www.berkes
tennis.com. Register at the
Ata tek' .ennis adult clin-
ics are offered at Central Park
Friadys ith intreubcto r

p Brm. Inermeiate clinics on
Wednedays at 10 a.m. and 6

p.m. Advanced clinics on Fri-
days at 10 a.m.nand 6 p.m.
ce t is;1 pe hour frcto n
vate lessons available (rec-.
ommended for competitive.
Stoumament and league play-
ers),. Customized clinics for
leagues and hitting sessions
Also offered. Call 556-9304 or
visit, www. berkestennis.com.

The city ~of .Femandina
Beach Recreation Depart-
ment (city website www.fbfl.
us) offers thle following: -
Adult volleyball is from 7-
Q p~m. Tuesday and Fridays
at Peck Gym. Cost is $2 per
day for city residents ($5 non-

per week (three sessions) or
$200 a month (two sessions
per week for fol~r weeks).
Monthly packages come with
dietary analysis and food pro-
gram. Call Jay at 277-7364 for
an introductory appointment.
Register for the 35 and
up basketball league through

winter fishing scene on island




Workshops offer adenures in art

the landscape in shades of teal,
chartreuse and berry. As a col-
orist, viewers are transfixed by
the depth and translucence of his ~

"Forkbrow"~ is an example odf the work of Michaiel Lery, w~o
will slicak ori nature photography at 7p.m. on March.2 at the
Pecki Center. ;


Blacks in Wax
Pieces from The National Great Blacks in
Wax Museum of Baltimore, Md., are on
exhibit through Saturday at the Martiri Luther
King, Jr. Center, 1200 Elm St., Fernandina
Bea s year's exhibit features contributions of
African-Americans to the medical and health
profession. Exhibit tours will be offered today, 9
a.m.-10 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission is $3 for students 6-18 years with
valid ID. Admission from 6 p.m. until closing
~tod~ay is $5 for students tip to 12 years and $10
Sfor adults 13 and up, with: a special presentation
by Dr. Joanne Martin, co-foundet- anid curator of
the museum and a native of Yulee. Group tours '
are encouraged.
Proceeds benefit the Dare 2 Dream Toui-
2010. For information contact ~Pamela Albertie
; at 583-8466 or Jearinette White at "'00-;33-1.

SThe Amelia Island
Museum of History will
Inaugurate its Flonida
Scholars Series tonight writh
a presentation b~y Dr.
Carolyn Williams, a history
Iun::.sitr f othehFlorida whow\Iill discuss the,
rich historic of the African-American community
on Amelia Island. The lecture is at 6 p.m. in
Baiker HalL. Tickets are $5 for members and $10
for-non-members. For more information, ~con-:
tact Alex Buell at 261-7378, ext. 102 or
Kin sle Plantation.
On Feb. 20 from 11 a.nt.- p.m. K~ingsley.
SPlantation presents "Our Souls Look Back and
Wondah ... How We Got Ovah?"
The National Park Service's TIimuouan
Preserve has collaborated with the TajiriArts
School and Museum to bi-ing the public a full
day of performing arts in celebration of A-frican
Americaia history. Some featured performances
include music by the McIntoshi County
Shouters, from Townsend, Ga., and world-
renowned singer/actress Roslyn Burrough,
better known as Auntie Roz. There will also be
enthusiastic performances by the Ngoma
Drummer and Dancers, Expressly You School
Sof the Arts, and the Wee Dancers of the ..
Alexander Temple in Jacksonville. I
Located off Heckscher Drive/A1A, north of .
the St. Johns River ferry landing, Kingsley
Plantation is open daily, at 10 charge, betwreen 9
a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, call (904)
-251-3537, ror go to www.nps.gov/timu. ! i.
;.The Fernandina Beach High School Jazz
Ensemble, Johnnie Robinson, director, will per-
form Monday from 6:30-8 p~m. at the: Peck
'Au'ditorium. The program is sponsored by~the
Nassau Countyj Public Library System and the
Friends of the Nassau County Public Library -
SSystem in partnership with the Association for
;the Study' and Preservation of Afican American
History of Nassau County.
The program is free and open to the public.
SCall 277-7365 for information.

The Nassau Coimty Public Library System
will participate. in the 20th National African
Anierican Read-In Chain on Thursday at 6:30
p.nk. at the Hilliard branch library. The National
African Ame'rican Read-In Chain is sponsored
by the National Council of Teachers of English
(N ~CTE) and the Black Caucus of the NCI'E.
Come prepared to share a 1-3 minute reading of
HISTORYCont~inued on 6B

The Amelia Island Artists
SWorkshop has two very different
? anrd itrsting artists lined up
Kevin Beck works in a realis-
tic style and will teach a three-
day "Pastel and Oil Landscape
Q Paiinting": workshop March 18-
Iana Grow's "Aqua Media
'Acrylic Extperimental and
Energizing" workshop fi~ve .
days working with acrylics in her
exciting expressions in abstrac-
tion is March 28April 2.
Beck's classes will be a plein
air (working on site outsidee, ,
held.at the Fort Clinch Sta~te
Park Visitor's Center. The cost is
$325. ~
Beck lives in the mountains of
North Carolina. Knownl for the
vibjrancy and resonance of his
palette, he sees and interprets

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"Amelia Forest," a pastel by Kevin Beck, above, and an
abstract work by Lana Grow, right.

r~:'ing. He is on thiefaculty ofCheap
Joe's Art Stuff workshop artists
work both in~ pastel and oil. He is and he and his wife;. Judi, are fre-
a popular instructor with stu- quent visitors to Amelia Island.
dents ~from all over the U.S. in
bqtly plein air and studio paint- ARTContinuedon 6B

and in other wild spaces on
Agnelia Island. He is widely pub- :
Slashed on the web for his photog-
Sraphy wYork in the sports of track
and field and cross country. He is
a volunteer with the Florida Park
Service, and he shares his
imagery with the State Park
System. His photos are often
seen in the News-Irader, and he
~was the First Place Advanced
Winner in the 2009 Wild Amelia
Nature Feistival Photo Contest.
His March 2 presentation will
be a comprehensive discussion of
the nuances of digital nature pho.
tography, photography ethics and
conservation. Because of his in-
depth understanding of animal
behavior, Leary is able to get

For the Newus-eader
Amelia Island native and
\`lifetime resident,
SMichae Leary, will
~present 'th~eEye, "
Mind and Heart of Nature
Photography" on Tuiesday,
iMarch 2 at 7 p~m. at the Peck
Center Auditor~ium, 516 South
10th St. in Fernandiria Beach.
The program is one of the .
"Wil'd Nites" nature forums that -
precede the Wild Amelia Nature
Festival. The program is ~free and
open to the: public. .
A self-taught photographer
and naturalist, Leary has spent a
great deal of time at Fort Ci~nch
State Park, along Egans Cree'k

Amazing shots,1ln his discussion,
he will focus on helping the audi-
ence learn the necessary condi-
iions to find crittcers while

remembering the wild is their
home, and humans are guests.
.For more information go to

Sunday at 5 p.m. at St. Peter's '
Following the performance
ticket holders will be treated
to a social hour with wine and :
hors d'oeuvres provided by
Bonito Grill & Sushi, Brett's
Watterway Caf6 and The: Crab
Trap. There will also be the,. .
opportunity to meet and mingle
with the. artists
Tickets are $4() each apd
'available by calling Amelia` Arts
Academy at 277-1225 or at

'ally, both for his vision in creat-
ing the county's only community
School of the arts, andl for his tal-
tnt on the pipe organ.
Opening the performance will
be 12-year-old Morgan Waas,
recipient of the 2009 10 Henry T.
~-Vollenweider Pipe Organ
Waas gas played the piano for
six years, and has spent the year,
studying the pipe organ with
Pethr Deane. She is a firt hon-
ors student at The Bolles School,
where she is a flutist in the inter-

Tim McKee and
. Mary Vollenweider,
left, and Morgan
Waas, above.

mediate band and a member of
the chorus.
A ground-breaking addition to
this concert is a "live painting"
Performance. Artist Brian
3arnard will create an original

artwork during the concert that
is inspired by the music.
"~We wanted a way to incorpo-
rate the visual arts elemerit of '
our academy into our Sunday
Musicale Series. Brian is a talent-

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Centre Street plus vendors, displays and enter- -
tainment from 9 a.tn.-5 p.m. in Central Parki The
2010 Last Leg Rally Pub Crawl begins at 6:30 p.m.
The Sunday bene-
fit run registration
at 11 a.m. arnd kick- jt e
stands up at 1 p.m. --
will showcase the
northern side of
Nassau County. From -
9 a.m,-5 p.m. enjoy vendors and entertainment in
Central Park. Bike Games on: the school board
property across the street start at 10 a:~m. Bands
will "Rock the Park" both days in honor of all veter-
For information visit lastlegrally~com or e-mail

(filU~t COOK-OFF
The Amelia Island
Montessori School is
proud to present its
4-th Annual Chili Cook-
Off Feb. 20 from noon-
4 p.m. on Third Street
between Centre and Ash streets. Enjoy a day of
food, family, friends and fun as more than a dozen
different chili recipes are cooked by local busi-

'nesses and non-profits. There will' be a Kids' Zone
and local vendors. The Karl W. Davis band will
Splay from 1-4 p.m. at the Green Tuirtle.
New this year, the Nassau HIumane Society will
stage a small adoption area to show off their "chili
dogs" in need of forever horses. Cost is $10/adults
and $5/children.
F~or more information contact'.Allison
Dillingham. 415-6122.or the AIMS business office,

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Claire Barry wi11
speak at the lunch
meeting of the Rotary
Club of Fernandina
Beach on Fieb. 24 at the
Days Inn. 2707 Sadler &: __'
Road, beginning at
12:30 p.m. Barry was in Haiti during the devastat-
ing earthquake on Jan. 12 and will speak about her
work there as well as Haitian culture and the com-
The lunch is open to the public. Reservations
are required. The cost is $20 per person, which
includes lunch: 55 goes to earthquake relief
efforts. RSVP to Rotary Club President Kim
Harding~at 321-7002.

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Aad~emy founder in p pe organ recital Sunday
The Amelia Arts Academy ed artist, an~d this will turn his
brings back its ifolinder, Dr. Tun: visual art into agperformance
McKee, for the rare opportunity 4 art," says Executive Director '
to hear him.in coricert on the /B1 Pegge Ealuni. The paintirig will
"King of Instr-uments" on be auctioned after the pet-form-
Sunday. ance. '
McKee is wiell-known region- The Sunday Muscl s

~FLA & 'llB {R LE
The Nassau H-umane ..
Society Annual Flea and
Tick Garage Sale is today
and Feb. 20 from 7:30
a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the
Fernandina Beach
Airport hangar. Shop for
art, antiques..furniture'
housewares, jewelry.
sporting goods, tools, toys and many other items.
Proceeds benefit the shelter and its programs. For
information call Penny at 277-1152.

The Amelia, Island Last Leg Rally is today
through Feb. 21. Proceeds benefit Anchors ,
Aweigh Charters Inc., a non-profit organization
that sponsors fishing and boating opportunities
for disabled citizens and veterans.
Pre-register for events, eat and enjoy entertain-
ment by the Regi Blue Band at a Meet and Greet
starting at 5 p?m. tonight at Murray's Grille in
Registration starts at 8 a.m. Saturday for a sce-
nic benefit run from American Legionl Post 54.
Kickstands up at 10 a.m. From 11 a.m.-6 p.m. enjoy a
"Bike Show" in Parking Lot A at the waterfront on

FRIDAY. February 19. 2010 LEISURE News-Leader



Sdawnjuds@aol.com. To pur-
chase raffle tickets at $5 each
IS or 5 for $20 for the chance to
win one of two $500 cash
yourorignal rose prizes, call Bamabas at 261-
ureoginIr pose 7000, ext. 104. A $5 donation
for wine is appreciated.
pared to read and ***
lour work. For infor- The city of Femandina
ontat Caa at Beach will hold its Second
dsmyhe176@gm Annual Rib Cook-Off March
13 at Central Park. Judging
begins at noon. The event
LJoft opens to the public at 12:30
ook Loft, 214 p.m.
t., as cosenThe Each team will be provided
f SanLuis ey by 20 racks of ribs to create their
Wilder as its read own recipe and wow the .
nth. The book dis- judges. A small sample will be
will be held at 5 'presented for judging and the
ch 8 pstars a the rest will go to the community
table for the public to enjoy.
b. 7 a 1 ~m.the Team fee is $75 and due by
t wil fatur auhor March 5 at the Atlantic Avenue
nn Lafer ad her Recreation Center. Each com-
Sbook, The Porch~nLue n e petitory' gnill must h~ave a fire
Every Dog has a extinguisher on hand.
aufer is from Tickets for the public are
d and has also $10, sides and beverages
inemaograpy at (water and iced tea) included.
icmoBan Flmntitute For information call Jay at
"The com Pnny," 277-7350, ext. 2013 or e-mail
town Sunday, Feb. jrobertson~fbfl.org. .
a.m. at the ***
inn & uitesThe Men's Newcomers
SIn aspro uthes Club of Amelia Island's next
land Film FestivaL luncheon meeting is at 11:30
formtioncallthe a.m. March 18 at the' Fernan-
61-8991 dina Beach Golf Club. ,
Speaker Sheriff Tommy .
i meeting Seagraves will present an
nnualmeetig of overview of the4l~assau
ral membership of County Sheriff's Office, with
la Island Book special emphasis on the vol-
s scheduled for unte'er program. Larry,
)at 5p.(n. at the Boatright, volunteer coordina-,
na Beach Police tor, will be joining Seagraves. ~
ent Community T tickets are $15 by March 13
and $17 at the dqor. For .
ook estial Bard reservations call Bob Keane
;or Fs wial meetan at 277-4590. For' further infor-
,re the public meet- .mation visit www. mensnew-
ict officers. comersclub.org.
The Fernandina Beach
enee Crane, head- Rotary Club will host Casino
f Ameiaa Island Night Marqh 20 from 7-11 .
ori School, and .p.m. at Ten Acres. Tickets
cott of Scott and are $75 per person and
eJ~'ewelry. include beer, wine, hora
vent begins at 6 p.m. d'oeuvres and play money.
Dancing, hors Enjoy roulette, craps, card
s and a cash bar. At 7 games, live and silent auc-
ly an auction and the tions and a 50/50 raffle.
on of the local stars. Proceeds benefit the Rotary
from the Ballroom Club of Femnandina Beach
ademy and others Scholarships for Nassau
at 8:30 p.m. County high school gradu-
s are $35 in advance ates. Attire is island casual (no
at the door. Proceeds tie required). .
re Ballroom Youth Purchase tickets' from a
,; which teaches local local Rotarian, Prosperity
how to dance. Bank on Sadler Road (next to
formation call (904) Starbucks), BB&T Bank or
Sor visit www.clas- VyStar Credit Union on ~1,4th. -
,m.nejt. ,,,,~ soI Street. For infohnation, call ~
* *Kirri H-arding at 321-J7002,
if the nation's most Sean McGill at 556-4225 or
e vintage auto Trip Clark 753-1151.
he Amella Island *** -
~s d'Elegance fea. The first "Ridin' For
re than 250 rare clas-' RAIN" benefit motorcycle
seldom-seen private ride will be held March 21
s nationwide. The from 2-6 p.m. Enjoy an
us; event will be held escorted ride through Nassau
ith consecutive year County, with proceeds going
tz-Cariton, Amelia to help the animals of RAIN
d the Golf Club of and its many community out- .
;land at Summer reach programs.
arch il-14. Visit The ride will start at .
eliaconcours.org for Nassau Power Sports and
rationo. end at Murray's Grille in Yulee
** -for barbecue and music from
iarnabas Center 5th th8 Idike Miller Band. The $25
New to You Spring donation per bike (plus $5 per
view, including .extra person) includes a shirt
Good to Go ~catering, and hat. For registration, call
auction and more, is (904) 879-5861 or e-mail rain-
2 at 11a.m.at St. humane@yahoo.com.
Episcopal Church, ***
Itic Ave.;Femandina On April 7 Sutton Place
ith fashions by New Behavioral Health Agency
atchington, The presents its first annual
y and others, fundraising gala and dinner,
s, $30 each with "LAn evening wth William
ating eight, are avail- Cope Moyers," at Amella
ew to You, 930 South Island Plantation.
or by contacting Moyers is a nationally syn-
ds at 491-0636 or i dicated columnist, joumalist,
author, of the New York Times
best-selling book, Broken; My
Life of Addiction anid Redemp-
tion, and the son of Emmy-
~award winning joumalist Bill
Tickets are $100/person
~and corporate table sponspr-
ships are available.
~For information contact .
~Sutton Place at 225-8280.

* * Do something different -
exciting team trivia with
Maggle the Trivia Meister on
~Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the
aCrab Trap in downtown
e ~Femandina Beach. Enjoy a
a g special trivia menu and drinks,
win prizes and listen to music.
vidrsFree and open to the public.

Maxwell Hall. A movie will also
be shown for children. Call
261-5769 for information,

The St. Marys Film
Society invites men and
women over age 21 to partici-
pate in an open casting call
Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. at J's
Restaurant, 711 Osbome St.,
St. Marys, Ga. The purpose is
to create a talent bank for
upcoming filming of the TV
pilot and series "CGAUX: Life
Savers" and other potential
film projects. Call (912) 729-
1103 to sign up.

Fernandina Little
Theatre's High School
.Theatre Troupe presents
fStage Fright," a jam ses-
sioh, on Feb. 23 from 7-8
p.m. at the theater, 1014
Beech St.
Tickets are on sale at
Amella Community Theatre
for the radio play "The Man
with Bogart's Face,'' a com-
edy/drama that is part of the
.Nassau County Public
Library's Big Read project.
Performances are at 8 p.m.
,on March 3, 4, 5 and 6 and
at 2 p.m. on March 6 and 7
at 209 Cedar~ St. There are
two~ different casts, and each
Ijerforms three shows. The
cast list of actors and their
specific performance dates
are on the theater website,
e.org, plus the box office will
provide you with this informa-~
tion, at 261-6749. Adult tickets
are $10; student tickets are
$5. Call ~for tickets or visit the
box office, 209 Cedar St.,
between 11.a~m. and 2 p.m..
on Tuesday, Thursdays arid

Fernandiria Little
Theatre, 1014 Beech St., will
host "Adult improv Night!"
on March 6 from 7:30-8:30
i p~rjh. Participants and audi-
Sence members wanted.

Disney's smash hit, "High
School Musical On Stage"
is at Alhambra Theatre (k
Dining Restaurant, 12000
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville,
through March 7. Tickets start
at $42 and include dinner and
the show. Call (904)~ 641-1212
or visit www.alhambradinnerth


"Life as a Legend:
I Marilyn~ Monroe". runs
; throughh April, 4.at thBe
Museum of Contemporary~
SArt Jacksonville. Tickets are
$8, non-memb'eralan~d $5,
seniors, students and military.
"Marilyn ... Forever
Blonde," a one-woman play
that tells the actress' story in
her own words~ and music,
runs every weekend through
March 7. Tickets are $29,
members; $34, non-members;
$24, students and military.
Tickets for both the art
exhibit and the play can,be
Purchased at MOCA at (904)
366-6~911 or www.mocajack-

Watercolor workshops
for beginner to advanced con-
tinue by 'local and international
watercolor instructor William
Maure~r. Call 261-8276.

Local Artist Kathleen
Hiardin continues with her
"fun group" workshops for
acrylic painters. Call 261-


One ticket, four pubs, a
wealth of historical information
about downtown Femandina
and a good time for all. Join
thp Amella Island Museum
of History Thursdays at 5:30
p.m. to tour four popular, noto-
rious or otherwise historic
pubs and bars. One ticket will
get you one drink at each
establishment and an earful of
Colorful tales about the places
you visit as well as those you
see along your way. Tickets
are $25 per person (must be
21, must show ID); tour
begins at the historic train
depot in downtown Feman-
dina Beach. Reservations
required. Contact Thea at
261-7378, ext.105 or
Thea @ameliamuseum.org.

Guests on this tour will
leam Amella Island ghost
stories as they tiptoe through
dark streets and walk in the
footsteps of a bygone era as
the past comes alive through
the skillful storytelling of your
guide. This tour begins at 6
p.m. every Friday like clock-
work and lasts approximately
one hour. Meet your guide in
the cemetery behind St.
Peter's Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave. Tickets may be
purchased at the Amella
Island Museum of History
for $10/adults and $5/stu-
dents. Contact Thea at
261.7378, ext. 105 or Thea@ -
ameliamuseum.org for more

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Book siegn~ing
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St., will host Nadine
Vaughn, author of NJative
Land, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
today. Ben Walker, author.of
Winds of the South, will sign
his book from 11 a.m.-4
p.m. Feb. 20..
The children's author
Feb. 20 is Cadila Cato, who
will read at 11 a.m. and sign
her book afterwards.
The Society of Children's
Book Writers & Illustrators
(SCBWI) will meet Feb. 20
from 1-3 p.m. in Room A at
the Southeast Regional -
Library, 10599 Deerwood
SPark Blvd., Jacksonville,
(904) 996-0325. .
Several members will
present highlights of the
Miami Regional Conference
held in January. The group
is free and open to the
SFor information, contact
Janet Walter at jgwalter

Writers and poets
The Nassau County
Writers and Poets Society
will meet at 9:30 a.m. Feb.
27 at the Femandina Beach
Municipal Airport
Please note that the
meeting has been changed.
.from its regular third
Saturday slot to accommp-
date the Nassau Human
Society's Flea & Tick sale.
AII writers and poets in
the county are invited-
bring two double-spaced .


Amella Community
Theatre will host a
Commiuntyr Open House for
the grand opening of the new
Amelia Community Theatre
on Feb. 20 at 207 Cedar St.
frorn noon-2 p.m.
Tours of the new theater '
will be offered and light -
refreshments will be served.
Theater volunteers will be,
available to answer questions
on upcoming productions and
becoming an ACT volunteer.
This event is open to the pub.
lic. For on-site parking please
enter at Cedar and Third
streets and exit at Beech
Street. Call 261-6749 for more
informatiori. '

The American Legion
Riders Chapter 54 will host
their monthly steak night at
the new American Legion
Post, 623 S. Third St., from 5.
7 p.m. Feb. 20. Dinner .
includes a steak cooked to
order, baked potato, com on
the coh, salad and a roll for a
$10 donation. TO-go dinners
are available. AII proceeds go
to programs sponsored by the
American Legiori Riders
Chapter 54.
The Amella Island Artists
Workshop is sponsoring
Armand Cabrera, an award-
winning oil painter represent-
.ed by fine art galleries across
the United States, at a work-
shop the week of Feb. 22, -
SThe public may attend his
First oil painting demonstra-
tion of the week, free of
charge, from 9-11:30 a.m.
i Feb. 22 outdoors~ at the fort at
Fort Clinch State Park.
:A-tax-deductible $5 dona-
tion is appreciated, but not
required, to support Fort
j Clinch State Park's Friends of
Fort Clinch, the restoration of
tlie fort and the park's sea tur-
Stle work. Call Amelia.SanJon
Gallery at 491-8040 for infor-
r mation.

The U.S. Green Building
_1Council North Florida
Chapter introduces the new
SNassau County Committee on
Feb. 23 at Pablo's Mexican
SRestaurant, 12 Ni. Second
SSt, Femandina Beach. Enjoy

food, drink, introductions and
guest speaker Ellen Leroy-
Reed, president of the North
Florida Chapter, who will
speak on the state of green
building' in north Florida-
Social hour begins at 6
p.m. and the speaker at 7
p.m. Cost is $18 per person.
Register online at www.usgbc-
nf.org by today. For informa- .
.tion contact Shelly Rawis at
m.b.rawls@comcast.net or
Ashley Powell at ashley.pow-
ell @rsandh.com.

The Newcomers Club of
Amelia' Island Community
Service Group will hold a raf-
fle/auction at their Feb. 25
luncheon, with proceeds ben"
efiting the Council ortAging's
Emergency Call Pendant pro- '
gram. The event is open to
members of the club. For
information contact Tem i
SBorakove at .
tborakove~aol.com or 321-
1587; or visit http://newcomer-
Ssclubofameliaisland.com. The
club is open to all women in.
SNassau Coubty,~ no matter
Show long they have lived

The American Business
Women's Association -
Eight Flags Charter Chapter
'will meet Feb. 25 at the
Ferrandlina Beach Golf Club.
Networking time begins at 6
p.m., with the dinner meeting ~
at 6:30 p.m. This month's
speaker is Amelia Hart.
Dinner is $15 and payable
that evening. Call Susan.
Sturges at (904) 206-2580 for
information and to RSVP.

Joirithe Residence Inn
SAmelia Island,.2301 Sadler
'Road, as it gives away the
most romantic Memorable :
~Moment'of a lifetime on
Feb. 25. One winner will be '
chosen from 10 finalists to win
`a free wedding reception for
'100 people. Dozens of other
'sweepstakes prizes will be
given away buit you must be
present to win. Enjoy compli-
m~entary food and beverages
dairing the event. To leam
more call 277-2440 or visit
land.com. '

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bers' dance Feb. 27 from
7:30-11 p.m. at the Woman's
Club of Femandina: Beach,
.201 Jean Lafitte Blvd., with
music by "Harry arid Sally,"
light hors d'oeuvres and set- .
ups' provided by the club.
BYOB. Dress is casual.
Guests may attend for a tem-
porary membership fee of $35
per couple in advance or $40
at the door. Interested in
attending, call 491-8058.

AII scheduled performance
dates for Amelia Conlrbunity
Theatre's popular Neil Simon
comedy, "The Odd Couple," ~
have sold out. An additional
matinee will be held on
Sunday, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m.
Call the theatre at 261-6749
for further information. .

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pete at the annual Dancing
With the Stars on March 6 at
the Amella Island Plantation
Conference Center.
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Annual Flea & Tick Garage Sale
Frl 2p/19 8t Staht 2 20 from 7:30eaa
Ai pot Yobu won't an ito nmisassie
County. Plenty of stuff for everyone
including antiques, artwork, jewelry
household, plants, etc. Bring lots of
"'onges' ilall redsr bnfit the

MOVING SALE Variety of things,
women's & kids clothing; household
items, furniture, etc. Must sell allIII
FRIDAY, 9am-12 noon. 105 Lawrence
Ln. (off Friendly Rd.). NO early birdsl!I
Thank youl
AM'; F~R~Ie;!. &. A 9AM--5PM


cis, Afriman, BalT S. Au esm mase
collector of Christmas plates,
Hummel plates, decanters, beautiful
oriental art, Byers Choice Caroles,
collection perfume bottles, pottery,
china, glass, Waterford, Rosenthal,
sterling silver flatware, antique
Edison phonograph, records, ant.
segmaich ns ckN apro, chek ts,
bed & mattress/boxsprings, end
tables, antique hand carved chairs,
Hn edo burlecdh m le dinin r o
srelrowa empfuil kit he, to esetris
linens .serpentine desk, bear
collection, outdoor items, Kenmore
freemer bautifu" '"id ooak ktsh n
cabinets (wall, base & top),
additional appliances needing TLC,
full rolls of new fabric, fabric
fixtures. Thurs., Fri., Sat., 2/18, 19
& .20, 8am-3pm. Located 1701
CI~nch Dr., follow red & white signs.
Baptst Ch~urch am 46 New fe 20
Yulee, FL 32097. Furniture: Items,
Clothes, Toys, Home Decor and much,
mnh imn e~ IAls atemisa mustgo Cash

602 Articles for Sale
heavy bag~stand w/two bags carivs &
taped, hand wraps, padded gloves.
$150. Call (904)335-0143.
WEIGHT BENCH Adjusts flat/incline,
sold bars, flat/curl collars, 200 Ibs
plastic cement weights. $50. Call (904)

.0 Miclaeu
S603 Miscellaneous I
DISH $19.99/MO. Why pay more?
Free install w/DVR (up to 6 rooms),
fr a maiem chnne ( msu ), & 400 .

607 Antiques
& Collectibles
ART GALLERY Grand opening &
auction sneak preview Thurs. 2/18,
6 m-9pm. Live art auction Sat. 2/20
5 m preview, 6pm auction. Baterbys
Art Auction Gallery, Palm Beach, 13900
5. 3og Rd.,. Delray Beach, FL~ 33484.
Admission (FREE) by RSVP & registra-
tlon only. Free drinks & hors d'oeuvres,
raffles vualuqd ,over ,,$500. Chagall,
PickSso, Dail, Milo, Max fdelmarf, Tar-
RSP www~at rbs omA mC I all (8
537-1004, fineartauction@ baterbys.
com. AB#2746 AU#3750. ANF

sale. Easy financing, low down pmt.
Partially furnished, many upgrades.
Call today (904)589-9585.
32 NEWsMOtBILE HOnME Ond 1 c
furnished. Move In ready. Call to make
appt, (904)589-9585.
new 2009 3acobsen Homes available.
Meed so Ikn rom9 fr52010 models.
4/2 ON 1 ACRE Built In 2003. New
carpet and appliances. Low down,
$750/mo. Call (904)589-9585
2, 3 & 4 BR Land/home pkg. Low
down payment.~ Owner assisted
financing. Calltoday (904)589-9585.

NEW LQG CABIN* & 20 acres cmly
$129,000. Sale Sat. 2/20 only. New
1800sf log cabin pkg on 20 acres near
FL/GA border. Exc financing. (800)
898-4409 x1513. *Log kit only. ANF

-We buy or market development lots.
Mountain or waterfront communities in
NC, SC, VA,\TN, AL, GA 84 FL. Call
(800)455-1981 ext 1034. ANF
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2/13, 20, 21. View full listings
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852 Mobile Homes
On Island Unfurnished 2&3BR
SWMH in park starting $165 wk/$660
mo. + dep. Furnished w/utilities
starting $200/wk. plus dep. 261-5034
acre lots. Ready to move in. Service
animals only. Starting at $750/mo.
+$700 deposit. (904)753-2155
3BR/2BA SINGLEWIDE on large lot
on US Hwy 17. $650/ma. + $650 dep.
Call (904)583-2009.

Ru.800/o.o e$ 80 er r 7

& monthly rates. (904)225-5577
private location. Includes Kinetico
water filter. $680/mo. + dep. Call 583-

854 Rooms
male. $70 per week. Call (904)261-
S pafate livln om DirecTV, nopt '
Cal (904)55 -2 703 after 6pm.nop .
$425/mo. + 1/2 utilities. 1st & last
month required at move in. Yulee area.
Professional male only. (904)405-6959

855 Apartments

ef 02/wk. Lrere~ BRd e195w e
deposits, including utils/cable/HBO.
Also, other rentals available. 261-5034
631 TARPON AVE. Fernandina
Shores. 2/2, furnished,' pool, tennis
courts, clubhouse, steps to the beach.
$895. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.

856 Apartments
2BR/1BA unfurnished beachside
upstairs duplex unit for rent at 832 N
Fletcher--less than 200 feet to the
beach. New kitchen & flooring. Living
roo op ns snto coveredhoc avied
washer/dryer. $925/mo. with 6 month
lease + $500 deposit---$300 off 2nd
months rent---All utilities included
except telephone. Service animals only
& no smoking. Call 277-3317 or emal1:
Larg Beatifu i-Rom tuit

3BR/26A APT. at the Palms. Service
animals only. $1000/mo. Call AMELIA
RENTALS (904)261-9129.,
2BR/1BA DUPLEX 2 blks to beach.
Fresh paint. New carpet. Kitchen &
bath updated. W/D hookup. $800/mo.
(305)281-1011 or(305)219-1433

856 Apartments
For Rent 2BR/1.5BA townhouse apt.
Newly rebuilt. CH&A, stove, refrig.,
d/w, carpet. $795/ma. + dep. & ref's.
828 Nottingham Dr. (904)261-3035
Affordable Living for eligible low-
income persons/famities. 1 &2
bedrooms. Rent based on income.
Apply at Post Oak Apts., 996 Citrona
Dr., Fernandina Beach; (904)277-7817.
Handicap Accessible apts available.
Equal Housing Opportunity.

Ae. 2ontis pSAred 40undy

Fletcher. Free Internet & TV. (904)

857 Condos-Furnished
2BR/2BA on Amella Island
Plantation. $1200/mo. for 6 months.
Call AMELIA RENTALS (904)261-9129.
,:,tery .A ei eW osP oeuiul
tobechaes 8 2940/mo. Call for
18R/1BA Furnished. Amelia Lakes.
Monthly/yearly. Pool, tennis, yptness.
Fr0m $795/mo. Call (904)277-4959 or
FOR SALE BY OWNER Cnbdeo top Ilr
furnished, ocean view, private board-
walk to ocean. New salt system pool. A
must see. Pls call (904)206-2491.

851 Roommate Wanted

SAME Newer home, spITded. H me
quiet, secure. All inc491-799 Hos
privileges. $450. (904) 9-79

older gentleman on SS or retired vet or

share 2BR/2BA condo. $450/mo.1with
Spool and tennis. Call 678-386-433 -

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Washer/drnver connections" Washer/drver units available
Water, garbage & pest control included in rent
Prices starting at $6i75.-. per month
*Some features not a\allable ;n all units

Less than 2 miles from the beach and you can wvalk to the shops
S& restaurants at The Gatewa\ to A~melia Center!

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Located on 2-2/3 lots makes this onle of the largest Need work. Outstanding oceanview. Comer of Lewis
Spares in So Jax Beach. Gleaming hardwood floor, and James. Bury this piece of history noiv and benefit
fireplace. decks. Efficiency apt w/private entrance. greatly inyears to come. REDICIED$ 1;200,000. NE:W
SRoom to add pool or add'l unit. REDUCiSto $990,000 PRICE $700,000
11/4blkto beach. Fire~place, decks, 3BR/2BA/2 1/BA. 2 townhome units with decks/carports/lots of storage.
Professionally updated. Furniture included. REDUCE New roof, nearly n~ew CFIA, new tile flooring. 1/2 block
$539),000 to Askin St. beach access. NOW $4'75,000
Nearly 8000 sqft under roof w/indoor pool & spa.
M marina for 3 boats w/lift and boathouse.. Spectacular
vistas, short boat trip to open water. $I2,425,000

r_. 1925 S. 14T St., Suite 4

Sales (904)277-9700

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Wonderful views and beautiful Miami style home with spectac Move in ready 4/2 2407 sf 2 Adorable newly .remodeled
furnishings in these oceanfront ular views of Lanceford Creek story on cul-de-sac. Over I/2 home has new tile floors. Iami
villas next to the RitzCariton. IntercpastalWaterway&Amelia acre lot, fenced yard.Whiripool nate & carpet. all new appl-
Great vacations rentals or sec I island. This 4368sf home has it Gold SS appi Incl. W/D. 42' ances & granite top. Fencecd &
ond homes. ali including rooftop deck maple cabinets, large loft. treed back yard.
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Spectacular 3yearold custom Picture perfect mint odionImmaculate 2006 brick home This home shines with cus
built oceanview home on dou- 12/2 jacobsen DWMH on I cr has 2049sf. huge great room Lom touches including In T h
ble ot.Thi hoe hs eery fened ot.Islad ktchn, /fieplce~pgrdedighingground pool. S/S GE Profile
things Cross the street to the screened porch. crot& plumbing fixtures. kitchen appliances, upgraded kitchen
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#4855051395.000 1 #465065115.)000 #49200 5275.000 #50161 299.900 IB WS-L1

Make an offer on this nicely Stacked stone 5/4 home w/3 Beautiful upstairs end unit has Stately 2~story concrete block
landscaped 2story pond- cargarage offers 3.038 sfofgl tile floors. granite tops. ss applil home on Lanceford Creek has
view home on a cubde~sac- resort living. Screened &heat ances.fireplace. 1653sfgarage. lots of possibilitiesI Estate-
MBR is down, other BRs up. ed saltwaterpool &spa.bonus washer & dryer. Move-in sized lot. old oak trees.
42' maple cabinets, room. Icondition. screened porch. W d e
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*535-B Ocean Are, 28R IBA, Donom 340-B Tarpon, 2BR/2BA, I bik Irom
floor, oceanview apt. Avail NOW beach 5800;mo
* 536-A N. Fletcher, 2BR/2BA, OFF 15LAND
S.56 Nb f batcer .BRA kn 35 Teal Court 3BR/2 5BA, 2 cal
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2 blocks to ocean. $500/nio. Available NOW
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NORkTHol4H n5HET 4BR/s1. BA
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Antalia Islandl
Avery Rd $45,000 Pineda e Road $69.000
Countess of Egmont $178,000 Someruelus $99,000

Long oint S 0000 1th Seee $8T0000
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lans& more! .

Lennt Av 25,5 0/$350,000
Cayman Circle $49,900/$126,900
Duck Lake Dr. $35,000
Edwards Road $49,000
Equestrian Way $55,000
Gravel Creek $69,900
Hardy Allen Rd $230,000
Lina Road $399,900
Little Piney Island $300,000

1a Ci cle $3 00$9,900
Plum Loop $49,900/$66,000
Redbud Lane $199,000
Reserve at Deer Run $55,000
Roses Bluff$29,900/$146,500
Southern Heritage $155,000
T nttn L $85000nn

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7JUIU $350,00I~ll~
fil secluded 2.19 OCEANVIEW COURT
kefon lt ff Wonderful seaside Victorian Add ress
ck Rd. leared home In highly desrarble Beach C t/tt
dcktoR eared Walkl Renovated kitchen &CiySae
~y bid screened heated pool w/spa.
Short walk to the beach. C re dit Ca rd #
#50315 598,500
#49028 5539.900


Spacious opep floor plan with
great room opening into large
siunnroom.Great island location.
2 large patios, above ground
poorl. Ienced
#49661 225.000


863 Office
Offce Space includes utilities & jani-
3o.Sml 0525 $cm~e ivua 2s25, eargf
fice Center. Call Mack (904)583-0058.

or lease. Prestigious Gateway to Amelia
location. (904)556-6234

OFFICE SPACE for rent. Office within
an office. Desk, chair, bookcase,
uIlities Included, & some extras. 753-

864 Commercial/Retail
DEERWALK Prime high visibility
Location on A1A In O'Neal. 1250sf
units. Curtiss Lassgrre Real Estate
(904)261-4066. *

Approx. .800sf. Located In Historic
District at: 17 S. 8th Street close to
Centre.. $1,000/mo. +dep. Call 557-

ft. 463179 A1A, Yulee. Permits
available foralcohollc beverages. (904)

Otti Aut koile

FSBO Classic 2dr EIDorado `91 Cadi
$950. '92 Expl $1900. '92 & '95 Dodg
PU $2500. '88 work van $1000. '01
Daewo $1900. AllI running. 261-5034
2003 CORVETTE Anniversary
Edition, 34K 'mi., silver w/gray int., extc.
Aod G 2400 K2006sl LIwCOmN
int., good cond. $22,000. (904)491-
9967' i.

15 & Bed Luxury Condos in gated,
waterfront community. Resort-style
pool, tennis court, 24/7 fit ctr,
volleyball & more! Garden tubs, walk-in
closets, & lots of upgmades! Call )essica
(904)415-6969. Starting at $799/rhol

0o ODarlington Realty, Inc. (904)261-
large rear screened porch, pool, gatecl
rnrnunitea .run~dn lv. he Vla t
mo until 277-3206

BEACH, Forest Ridge Village. Like new.
Pool/tennis court. $850/mo. (678)429-

2357 FIRST AVE. 2BR/1BA duplex.
Deck, 1-car garage, close to beach.
$875/mo. w/1 yr lease. Call (229)942-
0110 days or (229)924-3780 nights.
garage, washer & dryer. Swimming
pool & tennis court. $895/mo. Call
(904) 415-8256.
'tennis, 2 blocks to beach, W/D, lower
Unit. Service animals only. $800/mo.
AvailablE nowW Call (84 8723 $800/

mo. Darlington Realty, Inc. (904)261-
1st floor, lakefront, W/D, $775. Avail
Feb 1. Call (904)261-5075.

859 Homes-Furnished

i EUfmlULeHOUS 2Bi Lobto nonu
& garaige. $1275fmo. Call Anna (904)

30ssqrot $280w/eo. eg tala
Available 4/1. (904)430-7676
Fletcher. 2BR/1BA, garage. $1300/
mo. Call (912)663-1111.
302 S. 15TH Convenient island
location.' 3/2. Tile floors. Large garage.
ILarge workshop. Fenced yard. Pets
welcome. Available March. $1075 mo*
Month deposit. 904-432-8146-
PRTS BAYnclosn Ilnd, 3 W2
porch, mint condition, new kitchen with
stainless appliances, fireplace. $1150/
mo. (904)206-2841
$1600/mo. MARSH. LAKES -3/2.5,
POINT 4/2, $1100/mo. AMERICAN
BEACH ~3/2. $875/ma. LOFTON
POINTE R 4 2.(9$ 55-. 10Do

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

863 Office
402 Centre St. 1000-9000SF
1 No th 4th St Sw n Bldg)

10la 10 ve @ 14th St. 500-21005F .
117 S. 9th St 12005F
Galphin R/E Svc (904)277-6597

bookcase, chalr, all utilities, & some
extras. .$500/ma. 753-4077
BUSINESS SUITES in Professional
Office Park located between Harris
oeetc an AP oalongr A1.5~
PRICES! Call Chaplin Williams Rentals

902 Trucks -
1984 FORD PICKUP 4X4 for sale.
Has small blocks engine, has no rust or
dents, would make good work truck.
Asking $2,000. WiII negotiate. Contact
me for more Information. Can call
(904)261-5520, ask for Cathy.

ON-IS.ANDu am loookingfor a 32
starting June 2010 or so, 12 month
minimum, option on second 12 month
period. Kids Involved so must be safe,
clean neighborhood, pool or close to Y
plus, fenced yard or community
playground a plus. One adult, 2 kids.
Send details by email to:
anotherdav1956fdvahoo~com. I will
respond to all inquiries. Thanks!

3BR 1BA50HOME Besetc vlue odn
storage. $825/mo, Coastal' Wav/e
Properties. (904)557-1682

Oa~ksADr., 3WBAR/25TN0002mo B$ 80
dep. (386)365-8543or (866)606-8443

311R/2BA FOR RENT 95002 Wilder
Blvd.,M Nssbvi led t80/o a 8
583-7880, Terry.

Living room, dining room, den, kitchen,
2-car garage. In Otter Run, 5 mins to
Fernandina Beach, 30 mlns to 3ax.
(904)237-4079 -

4BR/3BA Hickory Village. Fireplace,
hardwood floors, upgraded, kitchen,
near schools. $1650/mo. Available
now. (904)576-1049

3BR/2.5BA 2 car garage, Corian
ki hen,mbalcon93 with peek of beac .

VISIT ChaplinWilliams.com .- for
Nassau County's largest selection of
lolig term rehtalsl (904)261-9311
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3BR/2BA Formal Ilving & dining
ec d bcak yad. Great lca aon i
Beachway. $1275/mo. Darlington
Realty, Inc. (904)261-8030

From 120-4000

S uare Feet

Near banks,

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Post office
1890 S. 14th St.

AH Reasonable
Offers Considered.
Incentives Available


(904) 583-2756

(904} 277-3375

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*Amelia Lakes IBR/IBA condo. Lake
view with bamboo and tile floor
5775/mo. +util. .-
73 = 5 4h-3WBAuh me w/fenced
* 19 S. 14th St., 2/1, $800/mo. + util..
security deposit $1,000.
*3BR/2BA Home on Amelia Island with
beautiful view of Egans Creek-
$1.650/mo. + Util. Includes yard
maintenance .
*61'9 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/2BA on First Ave. wlone car
garage. Like new with a partial ocean
view $1,I50/mo + util.

58:5-:. +i. AaillB 11.5 BA
*2822 S. Fletcher, 2BR/IBA Garage

850/ll Iti u
*3BR/2BA home. 95584 Alligator
Crek3/I 0 $U100/mo. + udi.,

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

Apartments ~

1, 2, 3 &r 4 Bedrooms
/ Pool
/ Fitness Center
J Business Center
/ Gated Communiy

*850674 US 17 S, Yulee: 6000 sf

*2000 sf +/- in busy Five Points Plaza at
AIA land Sadler Rd. Great retail
frontage with heavy foot traffic and
vehicleaexposure.$3,8Z00/mo incl.~rent,
*850785 OS 17IYulee 150x300 lot with
a 1458 sq. ft. building & large paved
parking lot.$2,500/mo. + tax & util.
*1200 s.f. at Five Points plaza, 816 Sadler
Rd. Between Stein Mart and At Home
Amelia. Great frontage. Long' terni
lease.$52400/mo includes CAM + tax.
*Approx 850 s.f. by Fastenal and
Peacock Electric in O'Neil, good expo-
sure on AIA.Great for show room or
office space $1350/mo + tax +utilities.
*Approx I,800 s.f. 1839 S.'8th St
Adjacent to Huddle House $2,250/mo

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6523 Spyglass 2.700 sf. 3BKR/.5BA located in ALP.
Formal dining~ room and gourmet kitchen wlith granite
counter tops and stihnless .appliances. Bedrooms, have
.poollocean view. Wrap around porch. ~FD. Pets allowed.
.On Island. $3,500/mo

5209 Village'Way 1789 sE 3BR/BA in Ocean Village.
Furnished or un furnished Community pool with beach
access~ andSummer Beach membership available for small
fee:Lawp care. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,950/mo

85369~ Sagaponack 2582 sf.483R/3BI located in North
Hamptd'n. Overlooking pond and 13th green'. Tlile
throughout main area. Large screened porch. Three cai
garage. Pets allowed: Off Island. $1,850/m~o

96004 Hidden 19arsh 2670 sf. 4BI/3BA on cul-de-sac in
Fiddlers Walk. Office space and formal dining. Fenced
backyard. Upgraded kitchen. Pets allowed. Off Island.

4705 Rigging 2750 sf. 3BR/2BA home located in
Summer Beachi. Formal living and dining. Patio for
entertaining. WciD, lawn care. Pets allowed. On Island.

2119 Beachwood 1700 sf. 2BR/2BA condo-located in
AIP overlooking pool.i Short distance to the beach.
Furnished with all utilities. Pets allowed. On Island.

95392 Sonoma 2641 sf. 48R/2.5BA two story home
with fenced backyard screened porch. All bedrooms up
w~ith office/work station area. Large kitchen ovedooking
family room. Pets allowed. Offlsland. Sl,575/mo

95476 Rainbow Acres 1376 sf. 2B/1BA ot\ 2 acres.
Totally renov~ated. Out building perfect for storage or
.work. Pets allowed. Off island. $1,500/mo

1552 Ruskin 2302 sf. 3BR/3.5BA granite counter tops
and Italian tile floors in main living and kitchen. Master
down, upstairs loft. Water softener, clean stream filtnraion.
W/D. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,475/mo

Amella Surf & Racquet 1000 sf. 18R/I BA condo with
ocean and pool view. Furnished with all utilities. No pets.
On Island. $1,400/mo

96204 Coral Reef 1950 sf. 3 BR/2.58 located in Hreron
IsleS. Fenced backyard. Master has jetted tub. Covered
lanal Water softner. ~W/D). Pets allowed. Off Island.
$1,350/mo -

95024 Barclay Place 2200' sf. 3BR/3.58A to~wn home
located in H~arrison Cove. Tile floors in main living area.
Master suite down. Screened lanal. No pets. On Island.

1893 WOhite Sands 2400 sf 3BR/2.5BA town home
Located in Cape Sound. Gated community ivith po'ol,
Work out facility. Pets allowed. On Island. $],250/mo

96696 Commodore 1900 sf. 34BR/28A located in
Heron Isles. Master suite down. Bonus room up,
.Screened porch with fenced backyard. Two ~car gaMRge,
Pets allowed. On.Island. $1,250/mO

631 Tarpon 1340 sf. 3BR/23BA townhouse located in
Fernandina Shores. Community pool and tennis. PetS
Sallowed. On island $1,200/mO

823 N. Fletcher 19)60 sf. 28R/BA furnished upstairs
condo. Ocean view with sunroom. Water included. PetS
allowed. On Island. $1,160/mo

S1010A Natures Walk $26sf 3BR/2.5BA town home
. Walking distance to Middle and High schools. Located
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Amelia Lakes #1622 13415 sf. 3B~R/2A condo on the
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pool, tennis and workout center. Garage. Pets allowed.
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.Amelia Green Located in F~ernandina Beach these
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granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, attached
garage and either travertine or carpet tlooring. PetS
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1733 Pheasant 1118 sf. 3BR/28A home with 2 car
garage and partial fenced back yard. Pets allowed. On
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Amelia Lakes #1422 1143 st 2 BR/2 BA second floor
condo in gated community. Vaulted ceiling in family
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Pets allowed. Off Island. $895/mo .

2488A First .1.08e af. 28R/28A to:wn home. Short walk to.
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5437 Leonard 1332 sf. 2ZBIR/2A home in American
Beach. Large outdoor area for cookouts and family
gatherings. Pets allowed. On Island. $850/mo

.823 N. Fletcher 196,0 sl: 2BR/1BA duplex just steps
from the beach on North end of' Island. Downstairs unit.
Water included. Pets allowed. On Island. $810/mo

.2721 Forest Ridge 1.080 sf. 2BR/18A condo on
.ground floor. W/D included. Tennis courts &r swimming
pool. Pets allowed. On Island. $795/m~o

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FRIDAY, February 19, 2010 LEISUllE News-Leader


lence, participation in school
organizations and community
The Rotary Club of
Fernandina Beach invites the
s of the local community to join in this
odf :~exciting event and help
IBeach Rotarians make this the best
up for scholarship year ever. Mark
l schol- your calendars now to attend
raiser, Casino Nighton Saturday,
ht, .March 20 beginniing at 7 p.m.
ord at Ten Acres.
egin-Tickets are $75 per person
m. at and c~an be purchased from
Rotary Club members, at
susurrrED PrOsperity Bank, BB&T Bank
and VyStar Credit Union.
hrough- Cprporat'e tables of 12 are
Students also available for $750. For
Riveted 'more information contact ,.
igorous Kim Harding at 321-7002,
rat Sean McGill at556-4225 pr
c excel- Trip Clark at 753-1151.

For theNew~s-Leader

Fernandina Beach
Rotary Club members
htve teamed up for` -
the Casino Night fundraiser, a
gala evening of Las Vegas- ':
style "games of chance"
designed not only for fun, but
~also to raise money for
.Rotary's "Dollars for
Scholars" program.
The Dollars for Scholars
program awards scholarships
to graduating seniors in .
Fernandina Beach, Yulee,
Callahan, and Hilliard high
schools. ..
This yb~ar's Casino Night,
to be held on Saturday,
March 20, will challenge
guests' skills at roulette, .
craps, "21" and Texas Hold

Rotary Club
are gearing
their annua
arship fund
Casino Nig~
scheduled f
March 20 b
ning at 7 p.
Ten Acres.



'Em. The evening will also
feature both silent and live '
auctions,'a 50/50 raffle as
well as free beer and wine,
hors d'oeuvres and play
rinoney~that guests can use as

they try their luick at the'gam- scholarships to' help pay for
ing tables. their education at the school
While the evenf~promiises of their choice. For 14 years,
a fun-filled evening, those the Fernandina Beach Rotary
attending will also be support- Club has raised and distrib-
ing local student~seeking uted more than $300,000 to

deserving scholars tl
out Nassau County. I
applying for these co
scholarships face a ri
screening process th
emphasizes academic

Th IIie Carolina Soul Band from North Carolina playvs
Thursday at 'l p.m. atSt. Peter's Burns Hall as part of a
limndraiser Show & Dance for America's Youth Inc., the
, opening of the Yulee Community Ce~ister and the
Interfaith Dinner Network.

ait America's Youth Inc CTL
Center, 202 S. Ninth St
Fernandina Beach, at First
National Bank on 14th Street
or online at www.amhericasy-
ouithinc.com. .
Ail proceeds benefit the
Arerica' You2 3.ogy

Learning Center..
Home remedies ;
The Mount Olive
SHistorical Restoraition Society,
94133 SR 107 South n
Nassauville, will host a com-
munity discussion, "Healing
with Home Remedies," on
Feb. 27 at 6 p.m.
Everyone is invited to
attend and share a samnple of
their remedies. '
The discussion is a contin-
nafion of the organization's.,
series on Rural Black History
presented in cooperation with
.the Gullah/Geechee Cultural
Heritagje Committee of
Northeast Floiida.. .
For information call
William Jefferson at 502-1992.
'Art and aciookout
Artist Rhonda Bristol will
have art on display and for
sale from 10 a.m. to noon Feb.
27 at the Peck Center's Willie .
Mae' Ashley Auditorium.
Enjoy entertainment by mem-
bers of the gospel group, the
Drifters, arid the Brooklyn All-
stars gospel group at noon,
followed by a cookout at 1:30
Sp.m.' '
Contact Vernetta a
Spaulding for more informa..
tion at 583-1569.

History celebration
Trinity United Methodist
Church invites you to attend a
''Celebjration of African
American History" at 4 p.m.
Feb. 28, in ~participation with
Memorial UMC,'
Franklintown UMC arid
Greater Fernandina Church
of God.
Enjoy a celebration of a
rich heritage in America; a
heritage attained not only by
African Americans, but by and
for many others that had an
impact on our strength as a
Nation today (all with a devout
conviction of faith).
SLearn about little known
historical facts, unsung
heroes nationally and locally,
and enjoy music and praise
dance. .
SAll are welcome at 715 Ash
.St., Fernandina Beach.

combiniti~g abstract with real-
istic elements is an option.
Participants will work on sev-
eral pieces at the same time.
SEach student will receive a
three-ring, 42-page booklet of
the handouts.
The Grow workshop is
S$585 and will be held in the
historic district. It is a studio
class with lots of room to
spread out. .
Registration and a full ,
schedule of 2010 workshops
is available at www.ameliais-
Slandartistsworkshop.coni or
at Amelia San~on Gallery, cor-
ner of Third and Ash streets
in downtown Fernandina
Call 491-8040. Gallery
hours are 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monday through Saturday
and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on

1Massachusetts rowers, from left, Joe Pelc a, I ~ura Aderson, John McCoy, Christin'e Parks and Pe elprreD O
SBroberg, explore the local waterways on a recent trip to Amelia Island.
6 9

'Senior -'-2:

For the Newus-Leader

Bedford, Christine Parks,
Faithaven, and Pehelope
Broberg, Gloucester, have
won several New England ~
competitions and are staying
in rowing shape under the
Florida sunshine.
They have taken picnic
breaks on various beaches,
checked out dolphins feed-
ing, spotted many species of
birds and are amazed with
the bountiful clusters of oys-
ter beds lining our shores.
They managed to set off a
Navy alert while rowing too
close to the ships anchored
in Mayport- two Coast.
Guard cutters appeared
before.realizing the rowers
did- not fit terrorist profiles.
They also did at least one
good deed by retrieving a
skiff that had broken loose
from a tugboat and drifted
down Eganls Creek onto an

If you've been watching
our waterways during the
past month you may well
have seen members of two
senior Massachusetts rowing
clubs moving along in their
homemade 32-foot, cold- .
molded Scilly Isles gig, the
Gail Force. '
The crew of three women
and two men, all in their 60s,
hauled the boat down
through frigid northeast .
storms to-enjoy-a month-long
adventure exploring the St.
Marys, Amelia and St. Johns
Rivers along juith the ..
Intracoastal Waterway and
connecting creeks and
Joe Pelczar and Laura
Anderson of Mattapoisett,~
John M~cCoy, (who built the
Gail Force by hand), New

:,rrom lenI, ;renelope aoroerg, ULunt Hmuers UD, JuIHI
McCoy ~and Joe Pelczar.l (: 1

oyster bbd. The tugboat oper-
ator was most; appreciative
and even tipped them $10 for
their hour-long salvagmig ~
iThe rowers hope to

return to Amelia Island again
next year.; As Broberg .
.remarked, "This has beeni a
once-in-a-lifetime experience
in a very special part of the

than flames. A love gone cold, a sediio-
tive coworker and compelling virtual
~ objects of desire make for a great plo~t.
Sunday at 2 p.m. see "Faith Like
Potatoes," a compelling drama set in
South Africa and-based on a true story.
For more information call 261-3837
or visit www.1stpties-fb.com.
Art and flm
The Island Art Association avill
become an Amelia Island Film Festival
venue on Feb. 26 from 11 a.m. to
5 p.m.
The event is free, but donations to
the building fund are welcome. Included
in the day will be photography demon-
strations, oil portraiture by Karen
McFadyen, screenings of Deanna
SMorse's two films, lig-ht refreshments,
door prizes and an art raffle.
The' Nouveau Art Show, themed Art
& the M~ovies, will be on view.
The gallery is located at 18 N.
Second St. Call 261-7020 or visit


Bean School of Dance, 25 N. Third St.,
on Feb. 27 at 1 P~m. There will be a
Pound Puppy for each child and a gift .
from Wendy's restaurant
Books Plus has donated a basket of
books and reading related goodies val-
ued at $ 500 to be raffled as a fundraiser
for the festival. The basket is on display
at Books Plus, 107 Centre St. Tickets
are $5 and available at the store. Call

'amily mest '
First Presbyterian Church will host
the first annual Family Film.Festival,
ivith fr-ee admission to all screenings,
Feb. 26-28 at "The Anchor," corner of
Sixth and Centre streets in downtown
Fernandina Beach.
SThe 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 per-
formance. Saturday at 7 p.m. is
"Fireproof" starring Kirk Cameron as
firefighter Caleb Holt who battles more

p.m. at the Golf Club of Amelia Island.
Susan Gallo, director of education at the
'Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens,
will highlight this exhibition of 20th cen-
tury jazz greats through poetry, music
and art. Wine and hors d'oeulvres will be
served. Admission is ~free for Cummelia
members and $10 for guests. RSVP by
today to Wendy Stanley at (904) 899-
6007 or wstanley~cummer.org.
Local musiC
The Alan Dalton Trio (bluegrass),
with special guest Karl Davis, plays at
the Green Turtle on South Third Street
Feb. 26 from 9 p.m.-midnight. The
Impediments ~play the Green Turtle on

March 26 fErom. 9 p.m.-midnight.
FBMS band fundraiser
The Fernandina Beach Middle
School Band Program will perform a
community fundraising concert Feb. 26
at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of
Fernandina Beach, 1600 S. Eighth St., to
support the symphonic band's spring
competition trip. Concert tickets are $5
in advance or $7 at the door. Call Kristi
Henderson at 321-0727 or e-mail fbms-
band@yahoo.com. Corporate sponsors
are encouraged with a donation of $50
or more. Sponsors will be recognized in
the concert program as well as receive
tickets to the event.

Casino Night to raise dollars fbr Rotary scholars

~Continued from 18

work written by ~an African- '
SAmerican writer. Call 548 -
i 4866 for more information.
SShow &Dance
T~-:1heCarolina Soul Band
:(Friends of America's Youth,
members from the Drifters
and other groups) performs
SThursday at 7:30 p.m. at .
Burns Hall of St. Peter's
SEpiscopal Church, 801
Atlantic Aven
SThe event is a fundraiser
Sfor America's Youth Inc., the
.opening of the Yulee I
SCommunity Center and the :
Interfaith Dinner Netwvork.
Wear your dancing shoes
and hear old favorites:1ike
"My Girl," "Under the
:_ Boardwalk," "Stand by Me" ~
and "'Some Kind of Wonder-
'.ful." Tickets are $50. Cabaret
5 seating with extras is $400 for
a table of six.
Purchase tickets at
America's Youth Inc C3TL
Center, 202 S. Ninth St. '
Fernandina Beach, at First
National Bank on 14th Street
or online at www.americasy-

SAmnerican Beachi talk
The Amelia Island
Museum of History, 233 S-
Third St., invites the public to
its continuing Black History
Month and American Beach '
anniversary celebrations. Join
the museum on Thursday at 6
p.m. as local historian and
r author, Annette Myers,
shares some qf the history of
the unique local landmark,
American Beach. '
Author of The Shrinking
Sands' ofan American Beach
and The Big Sand Dune and .
the Beach La~dy, Myers is an
American Beach resident who
is truly passionate about its
history and preservation. .
SThis program is free and open
to the public-
For more information, con-
tact Alex at 261-7378, ext. 102.

"Spiritual Time," a tribute
: to Lewis Fashion and Nat
'Soul Finger" Jackson, will be
held Feb.~ 26 at 7 p~m. at
Macedonia AME Church,
202 S. Ninth St., Fernandina
SBeach. Hear old-time Gospel,
including "Amazing Grace."
~_Tickets are $10 and available

t. ARContinued fro'm lB
Beck will also be the featured
artist in a show at the Amelia
San~on Gallery to open
March 13 during the Second
::Saturday Artrageous Art
Grow's class will introduce
new and experimental ways
of painting with water-based
Acrylics. Be ready to try one
thing after another after
another as you move ~from
iitransparent~to translucent to
Artists will explore the use
"-:of acrylic, heavy gel medium,
soft gel medium, gesso, gold
leaf texture stamping trans-
fers and collage. The empha-
sis will be to achieve line,
depth and texture in your
work. The focus of the work-
shop is abstract, however,

Film lovers can grab some popcorn .
`and take a seat at ~the second annual
Amelia Island Film Festival. From Feb.
25 to Mar'ch 1, the festival will present
screenings, workshops, lectures and
exhibits at various venues throughout
Amelia Island. .
' This year's AIFF Richard Widinark
Lifetime Achievement Award will be
presented to Producer Jonathan
Demme for his body of work, including
two ~films in the festival "Man from
Plains" (2007) and "Manchurian
Candidate" (2004), partially filmed in
Fernandina Beach. Tickets start at $20 .
for a one-day pass. Call 491-7617 or e- .
mail at lorbelll@aol.com for tickets.
Visit www.AmelialslandFilmFestival.org
or call 335-1110.

Story time
The Amelia Island Film Festival Feb.
25-March 1 will include a children's
story time by four local authors at the


Haiti benefit
Felix Jones, goodwill ambassador for
Fernandina Beach, will host a benefit
program for Haiti relief from 2-5 p.m.
Feb. 21 at the Peck Center auditoi-ium.
The community is asked to come
together in prayer and to give donations
and financial support. For information
call Pastors Jeanette Richo, 261-6237, or
Ludine: Pinkney, 277-4291.

JAZZ ABZ: An A to Z Collection of
.Jazz Portraits by Paul Rogers with
Poems by Wynton Marsalis, is a
Cummelia event planned fEor Feb. 25 at 5

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