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loving, kind'

- and dead


Sarah Lynn Hunter grew up in a
middle-class home in Somerset, Ky.,
where she was active in her church, a
Girl Scout and a high school cheer-
leader. She was a pretty, intelligent and
well-liked young woman. She married
and had two children. Then came alco-
hol abuse and, her family learned only
after her death, a history of mental ill-
ness and abuse.
Now there are questions about
whether Sarah Lynn Hunter who a
mental health professional said
had a "warm, loving spirit and kind
heart" was provided the proper
services in the weeks and months
before her decomposing body was
found in a Fernandina Beach apart-

Did the system fail Sarah
Lynn Hunter?

ment on Feb. 4.
The Florida Department of
Children and Families began a quality
assurance review in mid-February. The
objective of the independent review,
said DCF regional spokesman John
Harrell, is to determine if the appro-
priate services were provided at the
right time for Hunter.
Harrell said the review, mandated
by DCF's regional director, could lead
to recommendations for systemic
improvements. "The key is to see if
there are lessons to be learned or
issues in the system that need to be

addressed," he said. "We expect the
review to be completed at the end of
the month and it may lead to further
reviews or recommendations."
Hunter, 46, had been admitted to
Baptist Medical Center Nassau more
than 60 times in the past four years
for medical and psychiatric reasons,
according to mental health profes-
sionals close to her case.
She had been diagnosed with bipo-
lar disorder, paranoid schizophrenia
and struggled with alcohol depend-
ence, but was living independently with
boyfriend Warren Peter Straniti, 37,
reportedly also diagnosed as a para-
noid schizophrenic.
Strafliti was charged with failing to
report Hunter's death, a misdemeanor,
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tax hikes


The Nassau County Commission
looked Wednesday for solutions to a
projected $14 million shortfall in the
2010-11 budget. During a workshop
meeting, the commissioners discussed
cutting departmental budgets, raising
the property tax rate and putting sales
and gas tax increases to voters at an
August referendum.
No decisions were made. Rather,
commissioners identified for staff
which strategies they felt were worth
pursuing further.
The projected shortfall is based on
estimates of reduced ad valorem tax
revenue due to declining property val-
ues. Office of Management and
Budget Director Ted Selby said the
actual shortfall could end up being
higher or lower depending on the
property appraiser's assessment of
property values this year.
Selby told the board the county
needed to find ways to cut expendi-
tures and increase revenues next year
to help close the gap. One way to help,
he said, would be redirecting revenue
from the county's current 1-cent sales
tax fund..
'The past couple of years you've
been successful in dedicating 100 per-
cent of that money to capital projects,"
he said. "We would like you to con-
sider putting that on hold this year to
address the shortfall."
Selby said the projected revenue
from the tax, $5.5 million to $6 mil-
lion, would go a long way toward mak-
ing up the shortfall.
He also said the commission could
consider giving voters an opportunity
to reinstate a defunct 5-cent gas tax -
an idea greeted with skepticism by
board members.
"Everything I have heard suggests
that gas prices are going to continue to
rise, and at this point I would not be in
favor of adding an additional tax,"
Commission Chair Mike Boyle said.
"The other one, the 1-centfund, I think
is very worthy of discussion."
Commissioner Barry Holloway was
leery of the plan too, but was willing to
let voters decide. "As far as the gas
tax is concerned, I was never for it," he
said. "I'm not for it now, but I'm willing
to put it on a referendum and let the
people make the decision."
"If we do reinstate it, ill's a way to
help ourselves, but it would have to be
voter-approved for me to accept it,"
Commissioner Danny Leeper said..
"When Commissioner Holloway
and I ran, that was one of the big
issues," Boyle said. "... A gas tax is a
tax that hits people with lower
incomes the hardest, which is why
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The Barnabas Center held its 5th Annual New to'You Spring Fling Preview March 12 at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church. The sold-out luncheon to benefit the Barnabas Center featured fashions by New
to You, Patchington, the Gauzeway and others. Good to Go catered the event, which also featured a
raffle, silent auction and cash prizes. Abpve, Mavis Jump, Jan Rothrock and Priscilla Puckett peruse
some of the articles donated for silent auction. Below, Beth Gaudiana, Pat Kappehagen and Lynne
Stafford make their choices on auction items.

Audit: city revenues decline

According "to an auditor's report, the city of
Fernandina Beach's finances at the end of 2009 were
comparable to other cities its size "right in the middle"
- but total revenues decreased by more than $5.5 millionI
compared to fiscal 2008.
The report was presented by Ryan Tucker of Purvis,
Gray & Co. to city commissioners at their Tuesday
meeting. The audit found no significant budgetary con-
According to the report, the $5.5 million decrease was

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compared to a $3 million grant in 2008 for beach renour-
ishment and $2.7 million in "developer contributions" in
2008. The beach grant was a one-time expense but
the falling developer contributions reflect the poor econ-
There was also a decline in franchise fees, utility
taxes and sales tax revenue because of the slowing econ-
omy, according to the report. But because the city went
with the "rollback" property tax rate for the fiscal year,
it saw a 4.5 percent increase in tax revenue despite a $77
million reduction in the adjusted taxable value of prop-
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City commissioners agreed
Tuesday to pay up to $100,000 to pur-
chase two privately owned waterfront
lots at the south end of the marina.
City Manager Michael Czymbor
told commissioners relocation of the
city boat ramp necessitated purchase
of the properties because they abut
the chosen location of the future boat
He also noted that now is "a favor-
able time to purchase property," and
that city ownership of the properties
would prevent problems with boats
going over private property to. get to
Sthe new ramp.
Czymbor said funds to pay for the
lots would come from a 2001 general
obligation bond approved by voters in
2001 to pay for land purchases, espe-
cially for Egans Creek Greenway, and
from Florida Inland Navigation District
grant funds the city already has.
"It's vital to obtain those pieces of
property," Czymbor said. "We also have
other statutory abilities to obtain that
property." Czymbor said after the meet-
ing that the properties could be seized
by eminent domain.
According to the Nassau County
Property Appraiser's website, the lots
are owned by Joyce Watters. An aerial
photo indicates they are mostly sub-
merged lands or mud flats with a small
portion of uplands area.
Commissioner Jeffrey Bunch said
he was in favor of purchasing the lots,
mostly for preservation. "I don't want
to see hotels going up there, as was
proposed before," he said.
A multi-story residential building
with million-dollar-a-unit condos was
proposed for'the lots in 2003. The build-
ing would have been constructed on
submerged lands with elevator access

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FRIDAY, March 19,2010 NEWS News-Leader


County Ranger Olin Mercer said 47 wildfires
burning 642 acres had been attended since Jan. 1.
March 17, 1960

Allen Kent of Fairfax, Va., was named the new
administrator of Nassau General Hospital.
March 20, 1985

Supervisor of Elections Shirley King
announced she would retire at the end of the year
after five terms in office.
March 22, 2000

Getting to the heart of women's health
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Lightheadedness, fainting, sweating,
nausea and vomiting
Risk factors for heart disease
Women who have a body mass index
of 25 or higher, waist circumference greater
than 35 inches, high blood pressure (above
120/80), high cholesterol (total cholesterol
greater than 200 mg/dL) or diabetes have
an increased chance of developing heart dis-
ease. All of these health problems are on the
rise among women in the U.S.
According to the American Heart
Association, an estimated 11.5 million
women' are diabetic; more than half of



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betes. .You may find that healthy lifestyle
habits help. Try to consume a diet high in
fiber and low in saturated fats, cholesterol
and refined carbohydrates. Get 30 to 90
minutes of exercise on most days and quit
smoking. Your doctor may prescribe med-
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The Northeast Florida
Community Action Agency, Inc. is
continuing to accept applications
for the Weatherization Assistance
Program for low-income residents
in Nassau County.
If you need energy-related
home repairs such as attic insula-
tion or central cooling and heating
repairs, call the program at 261-
0801, ext. 204 for more informa-
tion and to see if you qualify. The
agency is located at 516 South
10th St., Fernandina Beach.
Donations needed
The St. Michael Knights of
Columbus has teamed with other
councils in Florida to participate
with another charitable organiza-
tion, the Wheelchair Foundation.
The goal is to help target local vet-
erans who are in need of a wheel-
chair but cannot afford one. For
information visit www.wheelchair-;To make a dona-
tion, make checks payable to
Florida Knights of Columbus
Charities, c/o St. Michael
Catholic Church, 505 Broome St.,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
Diabetes screenngs
Free diabetes screenings will
be held at Kmart, 1525 Sadler
Road, Fernandina Beach, March
23 and 24 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. No
appointments are needed.

Talk of Amelia Toastmasters
meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and
fourth Monday of the month at
the Fernandina Beach Police
Department community room,
1525 Lime St. Contact Mark
Dennis at (904) 583-1887, Martha
Meece at 277-4599 or visit
First Baptist Men's Brother-
hood will sponsor a car wash for
donations at First Baptist Church,
1600 S. Eighth St., the for Nassau
Juvenile Residential Facility on
March 27 from 10 a'.m.-noon.
'40Daysfor Life
40 Days for Life, a national
campaign to end abortion through
peaceful prayer and fasting, is in
Jacksonville through March 28.
Participants stand vigil from 7
a.m.-7 p.m. in front of a women's
health center at 4131 University
Blvd. South, Jacksonville. For
information visit www.40daysfor-

offers workshop
The WorkSource Career Service
Center, located at 96042 Lofton
Square Court in Yulee, offers a
Disability Employment workshop
the fourth Friday of every month
at 9 a.m. The workshop is free and
open to the public. No advance
reservations are required.
WorkSource Disability Represen-
tatives will explain your rights and
responsibilities under the American
with Disabilities Act
For more information, contact
Venessa Leatherman at (904) 819-
0231, ext. 2001 or e-mail vleather-
WorkSource, operated by First
Coast Workforce Development, Inc.,
is responsible for providing a trained
workforce to the more than 16,000
employers in Baker, Clay, Duval,
Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns coun-
ties and is an equal opportunity pro-
gram. Auxiliary aides and services
are available upon request to indi-
viduals with disabilities. All voice
telephones numbers may be
reached by TTY/TDD via the
Florida Relay Service at 711.

John Charles "Pop Jack"
Mr. John Charles "Pop Jack" Bradshaw,
age 96, of Fernandina Beach, FL passed away
Wednesday afternoon, March 17, 2010 at
Quality He#ltb of Fernandina.
Bornin.Woodbury, NJ, he was the son of
the, late Charles and Catherine Grace
Bradshaw. Leaving high school after com-
pleting:thelOth grade, be worked to help his
parents. He began working
as an apprentice at the New
.. 'York Shipyards in Camden,
.NJ. Throughout his career in
the shipbuilding and design
industry, he progressed
through the ranks to become
the Director of Operations
ard Scheduling. Recognized throughout the
industry, he helped build several nuclear sub-
maripes'and frigates. His finest achievement
was being in charge of the building of the air-
craft carrier "Kiym, Hawk". The "Kitty Hawk"
was the last of the conventionally powered
vessels stationed in the Pacific Theatre.
-After..New York Shipyards closed, Mr.
Bradshaw shared his expertise with
Bethlehem Steel in New York and Ingall's
Ship Yard in MS. At the age of retirement, he
was asked to teach shipbuilding to U.S. allies.
Mr. Bradshaw was one of the last American
citizens out of Iran before the Shah was over-
run. Accepting retirement in 1990, he and
his beloved wife, GiGi, continued to reside in
Gautier, MS.
In 2000, they moved to Amelia Island to be
near family. After settling on Amelia Island, he
played many rounds of golf, scoring two holes
in one; one being on his 90th birthday. Their
P% Amelia Park front became the site of
many afteroon ha urs. The famnil, and
neighbors will remember the countless pho-
tographs taken by Mr. Bradshaw of the neigh-
bors and dogs as well as the constant pock-'
et of dog treats that he shared with his furry
Mrs. Bradshaw died in 2005.
Mr. Bradshaw is also preceded in death by
a sister, Catherine "Kitty" Head.
He now leaves behind, a daughter,
Stephanie "Stevie" Russell (Paul), Amelia
Island, FL, a son, John Michael Bradshaw
(Linda), Memphis, TN and Pompano Beach,
FL, a. brother, Charles "Charlie" Bradshaw,
Crystal River, FL, a sister, Marie Warlow,
National Park, NllJ, grandchildren, Monique
Stepherson (Jack), Greg Russell (Cathy),
Ryan Bradshaw, Cody Bradshaw (Vicky),
Bridgette Bradshaw, Dane Bradshaw (Julia),
great grandchildren, Victoria Stepherson,
Christopher Stepherson, Justin, Sean and
Catey Russell and Sora and Vera Bradshaw.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be at
3:30 pm today, from St Michael's Catholic
Church with Father Brian Eburn, officiating.
Mr. Bradshaw will be laid to rest at a later
date in a private family service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made
to the charity of one's choice.
Please share his life story at www.oxley-
Oxley-Heard FuneralDirectors

Doretta E. Kaspers
I Doretta E. Kaspers, 90, ofWQodbine, GA,
passed away peacefully on Thursday, March
18, 2010 at Hospice,of The Golden Isles in
Brunswick, GA.
She was born in Newark, NJ, the daugh-
ter of the late Carl and Edith Reinhardt. Mrs.
Kaspers grew up in Dover, NJ, and graduat-
ed from Dover High School. She spent most
of her life in Sparta, NJ. Mrs. Kaspers moved
to New Bern, NC, in 1988 and then to live with
her daughters in Woodbine, GA, and Yulee,
She was a Presbyterian by faith. Mrs.
Kaspers was a wife, wonderful mother and
homemaker for her family.
'She was preceded in death by her hus-
band, John E. Jones. Mrs. Kaspers leaves
behind her daughters, Dianne (Jerry) Bitzer,
of Clemson, SC, Sandy Gerry) Mick, of Yulee,
FL, and Jacanne (Mike) Duffy, of Woodbine,
GA, a bother, Walter ( Rusty) Reinhardt, of
Port St Lucie, FL, her Grandchildren, Jeffrey
Mulligan Sr., Michael and David Bitzer,
Christine Clemmer, Tracey and John Eno
along with 4 great grandchildren, Jeffrey
Mulligan, Jr., Sophia Clemmer, Andrew
Blitzer and Aidan Clemmer.
The family will receive friends from 5-7
PM. today at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home.
-Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday
at the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard
Fifiuneral Home with Rev. Michael Bowen offi-

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She will be laid to rest in Bosque Bello
Memorials may be made to Hospice of
the Golden, Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway,
Brunswick, Ga. 31525.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directorseard

Lindell Scott Lee
Mrs. Lindell Scott Lee, age 70, of Yulee,
passed away on Tuesday evening, March 16,
2010 at her home.
A native and lifelong resident of
Fernandina, she was one of twelve- children
born to Ernest Vincent and Corine Anderson
Scott. Growing up in the Yulee area, she
attended Yulee High School.
Mrs. Lee, along with her
husband Ferrell, had owned
and operated Lee's Nursery
in Yulee for fifteen years and
had owned Lee's Plantation,
a trailer park, in Yulee for
twenty-two years.
An avid NASCAR and drag racing fan, her
family recalls her devotion to the likes of
Dale Earnhardt and "Big Daddy" Don Garlitz.
While married, she and Mr. Lee made many
trips to their cabin in the Tennessee moun-
She was a member of Five Points Baptist
Preceding her in death is her husband of
48 years, Ferrell E. Lee, who passed away in
January of 2007, a son, Terry E. Lee, her par-
ents, two brothers, Virgil and Owen, and sis-
ters, Lorraine, Ruby, Gail and Faye.
She leaves behind, three brothers, George
Scott, Yulee, FL, Lindy Scott, O'Neil, FL,
Randy Scott, O'Neil, FL, two sisters, Joan
Jones. Fernandirta Bet6-h; FL, Nancy-
Tranthiunm. Fei n.Tina Bedach. arid .nijany
nieces and.nephews.
Her family received friends from 6:00-8:00
pm on Thursday at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 am today,
from the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard
with Reverend Pete Jones, officiating.
The active pallbearers will be, Jimmy
Lovitt, Louis Scott,. Buck Scott, Kenneth
Claxton, Stanley Scott, Keyin Tranthum and
Mitchell Scott.
Honorary pallbearers will be Mr. Lee's
graduating classmates, who were also her
close friends; from Fernandina Beach High
School, Class of 1957.
Mrs. Lee will be laid to rest beside her hus-
band and son, in Bosque Bello Cemetery.
Please share her life story at www.oxley-
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Todd Charles Picard
Todd Charles Picard, a loving and devot-
ed husband, father, son, and brother died on
Saturday, March 6, 2010 in the Thomas
Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia,
PA after a valiant battle with cancer.
Mr. Picard was 36 years old and was the
husband of Janine (Broucke) Picard of
Norristown, PA Todd was born in Norristown
on June 25, 1973 and was a son to Charles
Nicholas and Carol Lee (Campbell) Picard of
Norristown. He graduated from Norristown
High School. His hobbies included boating
and fishing, spending time at the shore, and
he had a love for anything that was on four
wheels including, sports cars, ATVS, hot
rods, and classic cars and trucks.
Todd cherished every moment he spent
with his family and many friends. Todd
worked as a plumber and was employed with
Baumann Pitts Plumbing, Norristown.
Besides hiswife and parents, his children
Tyler Matthew Steffy, Alyssa Carolynne
Picard, and Todd Charles "TJ" Picard, Jr. sur-
vive him. His brother Gary J. Picard, and sis-
ters Noelle Picard-Doyle and Corinne L
Picard, all of Norristown, also survive Todd.
His. funeral mass was celebrated on
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 in St. Titus
Church, Norristown, with burial in St. Patrick
Cemetery, alsoin' Norristown.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy,
a memorial donation for The Educational
Fund for.tle Children of Todd Picard can be
sent to TD Bank, 1 99 Swede Road, Blue
Bell, PA 19422-: ..
Boyd-Horrox Funeral Home
East Norriton. Pa.


Mrs. .Lucinda C. Silva, age 91, of
Fernandii'aBeach died on Wednesday morn-
ing, Mach 17; .2010.
Oxley-Heard FuneralDirectors

some facts you should Know:
Its toll on women
Heart disease killed more than 432,000
U.S. women in 2006 roughly one woman
per minute. It kills more women than men
in the U.S. every year, and more than 42 mil-
lion women are living with or at risk for
heart disease.
The signs can be hard to spot
Roughly one-third of heart attacks in
women go unnoticed or unreported, in part
because people don't know what to Ipok
for. Heart attack often manifests different-
ly in men and women, making the signs
harder to recognize and delaying diagnosis
in women.
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FRIDAY, March 19,2010 NEWS News-Leader

If approved by voters, an
additional 1-cent sales tax could
make increasing the property
tax rate unnecessary.

COUNTY $220,000."
COU T11 1A"Try challenging their
Continued from 1A staffs to the same 10 percent,"
I'm against it." Boyle said. "... We're all in this
Also discussed was raising together."
the millage rate on property Before hunting for new
taxes another idea the com- revenue and slashing existing
missioners greeted with cau- budgets, however, Holloway
tion. wanted to know how bad the
"The total millage of 7.2364 $14 million shortfall would be
could be increased by 1.5 mills for the county if left
if we experience a 16 percent unchecked.
reduction in taxable value," "Let's just say for argument
Selby said. "If we see a reduc- that we're going to just take
tion in taxable value of 10 per- the $14 million shortfall," he
cent, which is a little more said. "How would that impact
optimistic, you could increase our county?"
the millage rate by 0.92 mills. "The fund that pays .for
That would give you the those departments is about
amount of revenue you took in $70 million," Selby said, "$14
last year." million out of $70 million is
As an alternative, Selby significant."
suggested putting a' 1-cent "So a lot of people would be
sales tax increase on a refer- in the unemployment line?"
endum during the Aug. 24 pri- Holloway asked.
mary election. If approved by "A lot of people and a lot of
voters, Selby said, the sales services would be significant-
tax could make increasing the ly impacted, yes," Selby said..
property tax rate unnecessary. He also pointed out that about
"This would be a penny $24 million of the $70 million
more in sales tax, and with a fund already goes to the budg-
county that brings in millions ets of constitutional officers.
of dollars in tourism, that Boyle said that meant the
means a lot of money would county had to find a way to
be raised from people visiting raise revenue and make cutg
here," Boyle said! 0 that wouldn't leave the county
"That's right," Selby said. government unable to serve
"If you do it through ad val- its citizens.
orem, it's you and I and every "I have never had a single
other homeowner in Nassau constituent tell me that the
County. If you do it through level of service in the county
sales tax, others will also be is too high," he said. "... I'm
contributing." tiying to come upwith a budg-
In addition to finding new et that's going to provide the
revenue, Selby warned, the basic level of service we
county would have to do some need."
belt-tightening. "There are The commissioners agreed
several things.we're looking that Selby should further
at to help cut expenditures," investigate putting an addi-
he said. "We're sending a' tional 1-cent sales tax on the
memo out to all department August ballot and ask depart-
heads. ... We're saying, 'Do ment heads to slash their
not give us any decision items budgets. However, the con-
to add anything this year.' sensus came down against
Instead, we're asking, 'How adding the 5-cent gas tax or
can you cut your personnel increasing property tax rates
services by 10 percent?' I'm if avoidable.
also asking them to tell us Budgets for county depart-
what effect that will have on ments and constitutional offi-
their operations." cers are due to the Office of
Selby said he was discour- Management and Budget on
aging county department May 1.
heads from making personnel
cuts hut he recog nized job .
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-Selby'said'tiwasalsocai '." '
lenging constitutional officers |
to slash their own budgets. LITTEI
"As far as the constitutional
officers, I will ask them to do Spay or Neuteo
everything they can to help,"
he said. "Each 1 percent '____
reduced from a constitutional
officer's budget gives us

LAND Continued from lA
from a boat ramp to each condo.
The city, however, did. not
approve the proposal because
the amount of developable land
on the parcel was disputed.
Commissioner Tim Poynter
said he was in favor of the city
purchasing the properties, and
possibly more waterfront prop-
erties in the future. "If you cre-
ate the value, it will fund," said
Poynter. "We're in the catbird
seat ... we can dictate, moving
forward, what we want to do
(with these properties). If you
own it, you can control it."
"We do have a funding
source from grants and leftover
money from a bond fund (to"
pay for the properties)," said
Mayor Susan Steger.'"If we
have access to the marina
blocked, we've got a problem."
Steger also asked Czymbor if
there was the possibility of
financial benefits from the lim-
ited uplands included in the
Czymbor said city staff had
determined that the sites were
developable, but that it would
cost a lot of money and "there
are a lot of restrictions."
The citywas recently award-
ed $200,000 in grant money to
design anli engijeqrthe new
boat ramp, which is to be 120
feet long by 50 feet wide and
will abutth Watleri'property.
Once those plansiare done, plus
the necessary permitting, the
city will 'look' fbr. additional
grants to construct the boat
ramp, which:Is esitfiated to cost
up to $1.2 millidit:.
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said, the city first needs permits
in hand, because the state
"doesn't want to tie up funds for
projects that are not ready to
"We anticipate a long per-
mitting process, especially since
there are no mandatory review
times for Army Corps (of
Engineers) permits," Semanisin
wrote in an e-mail. "The permit
process can take anywhere
;from six months to 24 months
to resolve all environmental
issues and water hydraulic
model requirements from the
When asked if acquisition of
the boat ramp would help with
the marina's dredging,
Semanisin said the property
"would have the same problems
with dredging as the boat ramp
"If we dredge for the boat
ramp, the mud flows onto it
from this property," Semanisin
Vice Mayor Eric Childers at
the end of the meeting sug-
gested the city should also con-
sider purchase of the Island
Seafood property north of the
city marina, which would
include submerged lands and
riparian rights. That property
is being advertised for auction.
"There could be aihotel right
in front of the river," Childers
said. "That is a key piece of
property. We should consider
looking at that."

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CITY Continued from 1A
erty in the city.
Government expenses
increased about $1 million, or
5.8 percent, in 2009 compared
to 2008..
Some other budgetary
highlights included additional
expenditures in the general
fund's government sector to
cover $75,000 for the lobby-
ing services of local attorney
Buddy Jacobs, and $25,400
for unbudgeted unemploy-
ment contributions in the
facilities maintenance depart-
Commissioner Jeffrey
Bunch asked Tucker if it was
a good idea to use reserves
to make up the difference
when revenues come in lower
than projected.
Tucker said it was "not
good policy to go into
reserves over time."
But, he added,,"A lot of
cities are having to do what
you're doing."
Tucker also said that the
city's reserves were still about
25 percent of the city's total
budget, which is where they
should be.
The Community Develop-
ment Department had addi-
tional expenditures of $60,700

for unemployment, and the
fire department had $17,000 in
increased lifeguard coverage
at the beaches, plus $25,000 in
fire rescue salary and over-
Governmental funds,
which include the general
fund, capital improvement
fund and impact fees, had a
combined decrease of $11.2
million over the previous
year's balance.
The net assets of the city
exceeded its liabilities at the
end of 2009 by $55.7 million,
according to. the report.
Enterprise fund revenues,
including the airport, marina
and sewer, increased by
The city uses enterprise
funds for the golf course, air-
port, sanitation, sewer, water,
stormwater and marina oper-
At the end of the meeting,
Tucker suggested to com-
missioners that the city
should have a written state-
ment on grant 'policies and
procedures. He also noted
that the city has no audit
committee, which means all
financial audits go directly to
city commissioners for

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SARAH Continued from 1A
after he told authorities she had
been dead in their Buccaneer
Villas apartment for 7-10 days
and that he put perfume and
air fresheners on the body to
mask the odor.
On Feb. 8 he was released
on his own recognizance to
Hilliard's Dayspring Village, a
mental health assisted living
facility specializing in care for
adults with schizophrenia and
schizo-affective disorders.
According to Harrell, adults
are allowed to decide whether
or not to reject mental health
and adult protective services.
"If they have the capacity to
reject services, then they have
the legal right to do so," he
said. "And that would apply to
future situations, no matter
what recommendations might
come out of this."
Hannah Hackworth, men-
tal wellness programs director
for Urban Jacksonville, request-
ed in a letter dated March 3 to
DCF District Administrator
Nancy Dreicer that "DCF con-
duct a death review to-exam-
ine the circumstances sur-
rounding -Ms. Hunter's death

'She seemed relai
functioning throut
into her early 30s,
had two child
started to spira

and to identify where the sys-
tem did or did not work as it
should have." But Harrell said
a DCF review was already
under way.
Hackworth wrote the letter
on behalf of the United Agents
for Coordinated Treatment (U-
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and multiple service needs."
The letter, signed by mem-
bers of U-ACT, said the team
became involved in Hunter's
case in December when adult
protective services made her
situation known.
According to a Dec. 8 Fern-
andina Beach Police report, a
DCF investigator called police
to Hunter's apartment because
she "was concerned for (her)
welfare," citing that she was
"unable to care for herself."
The DCF investigator said
she was going to contact a treat-
ment program in Jacksonville
and coordinate living arrange-
ments for Hunter, the report
But the next report by
police involved their investiga-
tion of Hunter's death in
Hackworth said in her letter
"the U-ACT team is hopeful that
DCF will conduct a death
review so that we can learn

lively normal and
ghouther2Os and
. She married and
en. Then her life '
l out of control.'

from this tragedy and move for-
ward, putting into practice what
we've learned and hopefully
preventing unnecessary deaths
such as Sarah's."
The letter speaks of
Hunter's "warm, loving spirit
and kind lIeart," sentiments
echoed byl'iiends and family

Sarah Lynn Hunter in her late 20s or early 30s.

members who grew up with
Hunter in her native Kentucky.
One of her sisters, an attor-
ney who requested her name
not be published, described her
idyllic upbringing in a middle-
class home in Somerset, Ky.
She said Sarah Hunter (or
Lynn as she was known by fam-
ily and friends) was a "very
pretty girl" who was "intelli-
gent, had a great personality"
and was "well liked by every-
one who knew her."
She said Hunter, her
youngest sibling, was active in
her church, a Girl Scout and a
high school cheerleader before
she "spun away into a world of
alcoholism, mental illness and
Unfortunately, she said, her
family was only aware of
Hunter's alcohol problem, not
her mental issues, before her
"She seemed relatively nor-
mal and functioning through-
out her 20s and into her early
30s," she- said. ,"She married

and had two children (who are
being raised by their father in
another state, are excellent stu-
dents and are well-adjusted).
Then her life started to spiral
out 6of control."
"We had her involuntarily
committed several times and
she also went voluntarily many

when the (News-Leader pub-
lished an article on her death
Feb. 10). We always assumed
that all of her problems were
alcohol related."
According to Hunter's sis-
ter, their parents traveled to
Fernandina Beach in April 2009
to involuntarily commit Hunter.
She spent 62 days in a treat-
ment facility and was to attend
an outpatient facility, but
according to her sister, she "fell
through the cracks and never
ended up attending."
"We were never told, due to,
privacy issues, that she was
being treated for anything other
than alcohol abuse," she said.
"If, at that time, the treatment
facility was aware that she suf-
fered from mental illness per-
haps extreme mental illness -
then I believe she could have
been committed to a mental
health facility. But instead, she
was released."
The sister said she and her
husband had recently urged
her parents to petition the court
for guardianship over Hunter
and they were considering it.
But she said they did not real-
ize the severity of her illness
and attributed her behavior to

'At nojime were my parents or any other
family members ever told, due to
privaQclaws, that she suffered from any
mental-itlness, We always assumed that all
of her problems were alcohol related.'

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the Amelia Island Club Inc.,
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Police: Spring break party

ends with armed robbery

Fernandina Beach Police
have arrested one suspect and
are searching for a second in
connection with a home inva-
sion armed robbery at a South
Fletcher Avenue condomini-
um early Tuesday morning.
The two men allegedly
forced their way into an Amelia
By the Sea condo about 3:30
a.m., threatened six Auburn
University students on spring
break with a handgun and
demanded money, drugs and
alcohol, according to
Fernandina Beach Police.
None of the victims, ages 20-22,
was injured.
Police arrested Michael
Nichols, 19, of Atlantic Beach
later that day following a traffic
stop at Eighth .and Jasmine
streets and charged him with
home invasion robbery, police
said. He is being held in lieu of
$100,002 bond at the Nassau
County Jail.
However, police continue to
search for his accomplice, who
allegedly brandished the gun.
He is listed in an incident

report only as
"Chris," and
described as a
white male
with blond
hair, 6 feet 1
inches tall, 220
Nichols pounds with a
__ muscular
build and
numerous tattoos on both
arms, possibly of Chinese sym-
Both Nichols and his
accomplice visited the condo
about 1:30 a.m. along with two
females and claimed to be look-
ing for a party, according to an
incident report. They told the
spring breakers they could see
them partying from the beach,
were subsequently invited
inside, the report stated, and
hung out for about an hour
before leaving. The victims
reported they did not know the
suspects before they arrived
at the door.
About an hour later, the
men returned, forced their way
in 'and left with anywhere
between $225 and $350 cash
from a lockbox under one of

Two men allegedly
threatened six
Auburn University
students with a

the guest's beds, which was
money pooled together by the
.group to use for the week, the
report stated.
According to the report,
"Chris," while visiting the first
time, exchanged phone num-
bers with one of the victims,
and both of the suspects were
photographed while the group
Police are still looking for
the second suspect, but Capt.
David Bishop said the investi-
gation is progressing and he
hope, to have a resolution soon.
Contact Bishop at 277-7342,
ext. 233, Detective Tina Smith
at ext. 248 ori Crime Stoppers at
1-866-845-TI-PS "' (8477) or if
you have any inlformation-
regarding this incident.

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The Florida Highway Patrol
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more than 6,500 were for fail-
ure to buckle 'up. There were
311 arrests for driving under
the influence of alcohol or
drugs, 10,000 drivers were

cited for speeding and troopers
assisted nearly 10,000 motor-
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Central Park on Atlantic-Avenue
10:30 to 1:30 pm

games, prizes, art center,

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Police seek man for

various local crimes

Fernandina Beach Police
have sought an arrest warrant
and are looking for a man who
allegedly choked and restrained
a former girlfriend Tuesday
morning at the Buccaneer Villas
apartment complex.
Detectives are attempting to
locate 30-year-old Delano
Miller for robbery and false
imprisonment, police said.
Miller allegedly began to
yell at his ex-girlfriend at the
Lime Street apartment complex
after he accused her of having
sexual relations with another
man, according to an incident
According to the report,
Miller and the victim had spent
the night together previous to
the incident.
When he became more
enraged, the victim tried to
leave multiple times, but was
restrained against her will, the
report stated. Miller. then
allegedly positioned himself
behind the victim, wrapped his.

arm around her
neck and
applied pres-
sure in an
attempt to keep
her inside, the
apartment, the
1 report stated.
Miller A neighbor
overheard the
struggle and
calls for help about 10 a.m. and
phoned police, the report stated.
But when they arrived, Miller
had already fled on foot after
forcefully taking the victim's cell
phone so she couldn't contact
Miller called a neighbor's
cell phone a short time later
and spoke to the victim. He told
her he was at a nearby mobile
home park, but did not disclose
which mobile home he was in,
the report stated.
Fernandina Beach Police
and Nassau County Sheriff's
depu-ties created a perimeter,
while a Jacksonville Sheriff's
Office K-9 officer attempted to
track Miller, but after a canvass
of the mobile home park, they

came up empty, the report stat-
Miller, whose current
address is unknown, is believed
to reside in Jacksonville but
occasionally visits Fernandina
Beach, according to authorities.
But authorities hadn't
spotted him in the area since a
warrant was issued for his
arrest in late December for
aggravated assault and posses-
sion of a firearm by a convicted
That warrant stems from an
incident Dec. 26 in which Miller
is accused of wielding a revolver
and harassing a juvenile and his
23-year-old cousin while they
were in a tent in the back yard
of a residence on Division Street
Miller is described as five-
feet, seven-inches tall with a
medium build.
Notify Fernandina Beach
Police' Capt. David Bishop at
277-7342, ext. 233, or Crime
Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS
(8477), www.fccrimestoppers.
com, if you know the location of
Delano Miller.

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7:00 8:30 pm, .
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Auto, home sales lead


Two industries are very
telling of how our economy is
going; real estate and automo-
biles. As this column unfolds,
I want to make Nassau
County market numbers part
of the equation. When home
and vehicle sales get back to
a more normal level, we will
be out of the woods in our
economy, locally, statewide
and nationally.
These two industries'
reach must improve. As an
illustration, our state collects
a healthy 6 percent sales tax
on vehicle sales, accounting
for one-sixth of the sales tax
revenue. With car sales off
over a third or more, you do
the math.
Let's take a closer look at
Nassau County. Through
2007, for a number of succes-
sive years, new car registra-
tions in a given month in
Nassau County were averag-
ing 325 per month. The used
car number was typically
around 650 a month, includ-
ing private party sales. There
would be occasional spikes,
particularly in new cars. Big


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past year we secured in a day or two from
are experi-- another dealer. OpRyou can
encing sales order exactly what you want
in our county the majority of the model
of around year.
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R'S 275-325 located and secured in this
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in my 12 .2010 to be a better new car
years here sales year nationally in the
fer have we seen 11.5 to 12 million range. Keep
ike that. If it were in mind that 16 million a year
ales, you could was the norm for a long time.
that people are Look for used sales to
ed as a less costly improve as aging cars must
. But used is off the be replaced.
portion For now, The more you see houses
assau County are being framed and temporary
vehicle purchases, tags on,the back of just-pur-
ople I talk to have chased new and used vehi-
100,000 miles, but cles, the closer we will be to
ready to replace recovery.
Rick Keffer owns and oper-
has been a lot of ates Rick Keffer Dodge
abotit reduced ChryslerJeep in Yulee. He
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Home sales rise,

prices down again

Northeast Florida Associa-
tion of Realtors revealed that
single-family house sales
increased for the 12th
consecutive month in
There were 935 closed
sales, an increase of 7.1 per-
cent over February 2009.
Pending sales spiked from
1,012 last February to 1,627
this year, a 60.8 percent
Sales prices continue to
be soft. The $135,000 median
sales price was down 14.6
percent from last February's
$158,000 median. A disparity
between sales prices of tra-
ditional sales and lender-
mediated properties is evi-
The median sales price
for lender-mediated proper-
ties (foreclosures, short
sales) dedlinid 4'7 percent
from a yeai"o' "while the
median prfied 'fo 'ttfaditional
sales was doWdri* j 1.7 per-
cent. "
February al 6 marked
the second '0hsecutive
month whete leidler-medi-

ated properties represented
half of all sales. The large
volume of lender-mediated
sales continues to trend over-
all prices downward.
NEFAR President Carol
Hill said, "The excellent pric-
ing, combined with very low
mortgage interest rates, cre-
ate a very attractive envi-
ronment for buyers. Buyers
are taking advantage of pur-'.
chasing now, particularly
before the tax credits end
April 30, as the February
supply of inventory was at
11 months, down from 15.7
months a year ago."
NEFAR is Northeast
Florida's largest profession-
al association, comprising
more than 5,500 members
working in all facets of the
real estate industry All sta-
tistics are based on data com-
piled from the Northeast
Florida Multiple Listing
Sei vice As all Nassau and
St. John'i County realtors are
not participants, of the
NEFMLS, reports provided
do not represent thd full
extent of realtor sales,in
those counties.

Realtors host

open houses
Amelia Island Nassau
County Association of Realtors
.and their clients will host open
houses April 10-11. It's the first-
ever statewide open house
weekend and it's being spon-
sored by the 115,000-member
Florida Realtors.
The Florida Open House
Weekend comes just before the
April 30 deadline for the feder-
al homebuyer tax credit Homes
need to be under contract by
April 30 and closed by June 30
for buyers to take advantage of
up to $8,000 in tax credits.
"This event offers people a
convenient way to see as many
homes as they want in one
weekend and gives our mem-
bers a chance to be part of this
fantastic effort to match buyers
to their sellers," said Wendy
Sapp, director of the Amelia
Island Nassau County
Association of Realtors.
Sapp adds the weekend will
be a fun way to attract buyers
and help them learn more about
what is available in the local
housing market Blue balloons,
featuring the Realtor "R" in
white, will denote those homes
that are part of the statewide
open house campaign.
For, more information, visit or call 261-8133.

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Sale & Foreclosure Process,
What You Need to Know;" on
Tuesday. The public is invited.
The program is from 6-7:30
p.m. at Kelley Termite & Pest
Control, 1235 South 10th St.
The program will include
discussion of the fundamentals
behind a short sale,. why
lenders accept short sale pur-
chases offers, tax consequences
for short sellers. benefits to sell-
ers and buyers to negotiate
short sales and how short sales
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Sunshine -

its the law
This is Sunshine Week, when the
light shines annually in Florida
and across the nation on how gov-
ernment agencies respond to pub-
lic records requests. It's an annual reminder
that the government's business is your busi-
ness and you have a right to the public
records generated at your expense and on
your behalf.
Governments in Nassau County are usu-
ally responsive to public records requests.
There are the occasional exceptions, but the
city of Fernandina Beach, county govern-
ment, Nassau County Schools and other
government agencies are generally quick,
proficient and courteous in their responses
to'public records requests.
But one local government needs to do
better the Nassau County Sheriff's Office.
We recognize that public records
-rp aesstsa!iePrceived by bureauci ats -
bntrdertsomenitime-consuming and a distrac-"
tion from their main tasks. But the law
requires that such requests be handled in a
timely, fair and efficient manner.
The Florida Times-Union tested area
governments recently and found Nassau
County government to be appropriately
responsive. That newspaper obtained coun-
ty Fire Rescue Interim Chief Sam Young's
personnel file within 24 hours.
If they had asked for the personnel file of
a sheriff's employee, it likely would have
been a different story.
In our experience, the sheriff's office
takes more than a week to provide employ-
ee personnel records. Earlier this year we
asked for the file of a fired employee
accused of a crime. We got it more than a
week later and it lacked documents we
located elsewhere, including a letter of dis-
Recently we asked -for the file of a 911
dispatch employee hired in May and fired in
.November for dereliction of duty. We made
the request Feb. 18 but the documents
weren't provided until March 1.
When we asked the sheriff's attorney,
Marylne S. Clhrk, on Feb. 26 what we could
do to speed up the response, she replied:
"... We have only had the request for a little'
over a week. We are processing (it) and will
have it available as soon as possible....
"As for speeding up the process of
receiving personnel records, you may not
be aware but requesting an individual's
entire personnel file can be time consuming
as they sometimes contain hundreds of
pages. We then have to go through and
redact anything with Social Security num-
bers etc. We are very careful with these
documents as to not inadvertently release
an employee's Social Security number, etc."
That personnel file did contain a lot of
pages the majority being copies from the
department handbook defining personnel
rules regarding dereliction of duty. It con-
tained a dismissal letter that cited derelic-
tion of duty, but did not specifically describe
the infraction by the employee, who had
received a satisfactory performance evalua-
tion and pay raise just the month before.
It also contained, by the way, her unredact-
ed Social Security number.
The redactions in the file could have been
done by a competent employee in an hour's
time so we question the need for more than a
week to respond.
Since other Nassau County governments
routinely comply with the Sunshine Law, we
think Sheriff Tommy Seagraves -who often
reminds that he is the county's chief law
enforcement officer ought to be able to do
so too.

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A controversial change in
Fernandina Beach law is
barreling its way
through to the city com-
mission that will create two class-
es of Historic District residents,
one able to object to city actions
and one denied the constitutional
right of equal legal protection.
Generally known as "the HDC
matrix," the proposed law increas-
es the number and magnitude of
staff approvals for some proper-
ties but not others, where previ-
ously all were handled the same.
If passed, the matrix will create
two classes of property owners
with unequal access to due
"Contributing" property own-
ers will be notified of projects
affecting them, have a chance to
review plans, voice objections in
quasi-judicial hearings and appeal
decisions that affect their proper-
ties; whereas for the same type of
case, a noncontributing property
owner will not be notified, willnot,
be able to review plans or ygce,;
objections in hearings and will nct1
be able to appeal. Two items on.
the matrix that recently sparked-
litigation have been changed to
staff approvals so the parties
will be unable to protect their pon-.

i1 city lai

contributing properties from neg-
ative impacts.
In the law regulating historic
districts in the United States, a
"contributing property" is one
that adds to the qualities that
make the district, listed, locally or
nationally, historically significant
However, "noncontributing" prop-
erties are widely acknowledged to
contribute to a district's "charac-
ter" if not its historic significance.
Most important, while different
standards can be applied tb the
two classes of properties for
example, the use of certain mate-
rials or demolition this is not a
basis for giving different constitu-
tional rights to the people who
own them.
The Planning Advisory Board,
which has met several times on
this issue, agreed March 10 that
the inequitable treatment of
affected property owners is
wrong but decided to fix it "later."
The matrix has been sent to the
city commission unchanged. The
PAB is, however, recommending
several changes that would treat
"noncontributing" and "contribut-
ing" properties more equally, cit-
ing their importance to maintain-
ing the historic districts'

w stifles dissent

Planning staff has provided
incomplete information in press-
ing for these additional powers.
They advised everyone that'three
other cities already have the same
HDC approval matrix West Palm
Beach, Tarpon Springs and Fort
Pierce. I called and spoke with
planners in all three cities, and
none of them treat due process as
our city proposes to do.
West Palm Beach cites the
importance of noncontributing
structures to its historic districts
in defining and maintaining char-
acter. The matrix on their website
applies staff approvals the same
way for both types of buildings,
and the planner I spoke with veri-
fied the current process for con-
tributing and noncontributing ,-
property owners is "essentially
the same."
In Tarpon Springs all staff-
approved applications must go
before that city's Technical
Review Committee so affected
"noncontributing" property own-
ers have the right to comment in
a public forum, as well as the
right to appeal staff decisions to
the Historic District Commission
and city commission. The Tarpon
Springs planning director said it
takes only two weeks and costs


Local boaters ignored,
After reading "New ideas for. city
waterfront" ,(March 12) I was left.
with a sinking feeling. There was
not one mention in the entire story
about local boaters and trailer park-
ing. Maybe Lynn Williams and his? i
committee members don't own trail-
ered boats, so it hasn't occurred to
them that there's a serious prob-
lem. We don't need shade trees and
a place to drink beer at the marina
(which, by the way, would hurt
downtown businesses). Where are
we supposed to park our trailers?
Misguided "improvements" to the
marina have already eliminated way
too many parking spaces.
On a recent weekend there was
an event downtown. People parked
their cars in boat trailer spaces so
they could walk down Centre Street.
It took me 20 minutes to find a space
for my trailer and I had to take a
gamble on leaving it in an undesir-
able location. Another boater I spoke
to had to park lis trailer on a.iend'';,
front lawn blocks away! Two other
fishermen were burning mad
because they had to sit at the dock
waiting a ridiculously long time for
their partners to search for a trailer
parking spot. That caused a backup
of boaters who had to waste time
and gas circling around until there
was room at the dock to get their
boats out of the water.
It even appears that some people
are living in mobile homes in boat
trailer parking spaces! Does the city
allow that? The boating season has
barely begun and I can only imagine
what a nightmare trailer parking will
be when there are boaters arriving
in large numbers. And please don't
tell us to use the North Boat Ramp,
where the design is so flawed that
it's dangerous to put your boat in,
and out (but of course there's plen-
ty of parking).
Who cares about a Welcome
Center when boaters who live here
don't even feel welcome at their own
marina. I hope Gary Groenewold
understands the importance of the
local boating community and the
charter fishermen who use the mari-
na year round; we are the lifeblood
of the city waterfront.
Morgan Crawford

HoChl Minh Trail
Count me in with the group of

drivers on our local version of the
Ho Chi Minh Trail who have sus-
tained sufficient damage to a wind-
screen to require repairs. What
galls me to no end is no one has
stepped up to take responsibility
for what is an obviously poorly engi-
neered piece of roadway.
Since its inception as a four-lane
road, the drainage had been a prob-
lem due to a lack of a crown. Now
with the roadway torn to shreds,
hydroplaning is severe during
storms and loose gravel bounces
from the roadway, blasting wind-
screens and auto paint as if they
were the recipient of a Claymore
mine blast.
I I am a novice regarding road-
way standards, but even the most
inept planner must have known
what the recommended foundation
and load bearing products should
have been for a road that services a
port and a lumber mill. Seems to
me that would be elementary and
fundamental knowledge for any
road planner but obviously not in
Nassau County whether it was a

state or county engineer who
designed it.
Anyway, I plan to submit my
repair bill to the local highway
department and'after it is declined
I expect to make a claim through
the small claims court. After
all, if the county can pay for pro-
pellers damaged during use of the
poorly designed multi million-dollar
boat ramp, it should have no prob-
lem paying for my windscreen
Vince Cavallo
Amelia Island
False choice
In a letter to the editor ("Republic
or socialism," March 12), the writer
suggests that we are in danger of los-
ing our country to a dictatorship. A
dictator that will brainwash our chil-
dren, change our form of govern-
ment and end capitalism in this
She also threw in a loss of free-
dom of religion and a rather gener-
al sideswipe at homosexuality-, truly
a great deal was covered. To all of

only $50 to handle staff approvals
this way, so due process-is served
while keeping the turnaround rea-
sonable and the cost low. The
planning director also said that
their matrix is being changed to
remove staff's approval authority
for additions, and return it to the
Historic District Commission.
Fort Pierce also allows appeals
for affected parties, contrary to
statements by Fernandina Beach
In Tallahassee, the local gov-
er.nment coordinator for the
state's historic district isreserva-
tion office said he was unaware of
Fernandina's due process
inequities when he approved the
proposed matrix.
Behind this effort, I believe,
are political force's that seek to
make significant changes in
Fernandina's historic districts
around Front and Centre
Streets and'Old Town, areas with
significant numbers of noncon-
tributing property owners. They .
Seek to shift decision making
away from elected and appointed
officials to staff and to quash dis-
The bottom line is that the pro-
posed matrix is an unconstitution-
al law easily challenged in court

this I respond an incredulous what?
Because the party you prefer was
so ineffective when they held power
this country was ready to .elect a
black man, a black man with a
Muslim name, a black man, with a
Muslim name, and little experience.
That is the legacy of the previous
I have grown weary of these non-
sensical rants.
Let us look at the real issues we
face as a nation, and find ways to
solve them. There is plenty we can
agree on; encouraging job creation,
fiscal sanity, world-class educations
for our children, laws that hold
accountable those who risk our
financial future, a rational defense
Please, please, please, enough
with the histrionics that lend noth-
ing to the conversation. We need
solutions because these issues affect
all Americans and your approach
just seeks to demonize; shameful
Stephen Johnson
Fernandina Beach



There are many issues
that will be important for
Northeast Florida to
monitor this session, but
one in particular that should be
on the radar screen of all of us
who count on commerce and
tourism traffic in and out of the
Port of Jacksonville and the Port
of Fernandina our St. John's Bar
pilots and Cumberland Sound
Each year 2,000 cruise and
cargo vessels come in and out of
our waterways, with the majority,
approximately 1,500, being con-
tainer vessels and auto carriers.
The marine traffic happens, all
without incident, because of'the
16 harbor pilots who work our

pilots deserve support

two local ports at no cost to the ship owners that think that their pilots in Jacksonville and
taxpayer. bottom line is more important Fernandina Beach and fought
These harbor pilots are all than the safety of our ports. for their profession and our
maritime and homeland security These foreign interests are attack- waterways and I vow to do the
trained, with a collective 365 ing our harbor pilots all for the same.
years experience all with the end goal of either doing away with This session, I will pick up
sole job of making sure that for- the mandate that foreign ships where Sen. King left off and will
eign ships and cargo vessels are must have a Florida harbor pilot stand up for our local harbor
brought into port, day or night, or bringing in more pilots to the pilots, the security and safety of
good weather or bad, without inci- system that would be beholden to the Port of Jacksonville and Port
dent or catastrophic event. Their them and lessen their independ- of Fernandina, as well as all ports
job is port safety and security for ent judgment. across Florida. I will not vote
the communities of Jacksonville The late Sen. Jim King, on the against Floridians who do their
and Fernandina Beach and one Senate floor in the last days of his jobs ahd keep our ports safe'just
of my jobs this session will be to last session, stood up for these so foreign ship owners can
protect them and protect our pilots and drew a line in the sand increase their bottom lines.
ports. that these pilots should be herald- State Sen. John Thrasher repre-
These privately paid, state-reg- ed for their fearless efforts and sents Florida Senate District 8,
ulated professionals are being tar- not attacked by foreign interests, which includes East Nassau
geted by foreign cruise and cargo Sen. King knew these harbor County.
^ *_______________

Nassau County Commissioners:
SERVING Danny Leepei; District 1-Femandina Beach, 261-8029 (h), 430-3868 (cel), e-mail:
Mike H. Boyle, District 2-Amelia Island, Nassauville, 491-1908 (h), 753-1409 (cell), email:
Stacy Johnson, District 3-Yulee, 583-2746 (cell), email:
Y OU Barry Holloway, District 4- Hilliard, Bryceville, Boulogne, 879-3230 (h), 753-1072 (cell), email:
Walter J. Boatright, District 5-Callahan, 879-2564 (h), 753-0141 (cell), email:

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Peck event benefits disaster relief in Haiti

Reach out and touch somebody's
hand, let us make this world a
better place, for we know that
we can. Reach out.
Throughout the county, many groups
felt the need to share their love with
IHaiti through fundraisers or simply
donations. From the largest group to the
smallest, love is not love until we put it
into action.
It is not how many we can count but
how many we can count on. Recently a
benefit for Haiti was held at the Peck
Center. Sponsored by Courtney Tyson-
Shelby and Geneva McGowen, the pro-
ceeds were given to Mission Harvest
America Disaster Haiti Fund.
There were some who gave money
and others who donated boxes of food,
clothing, toiletries, blankets and first aid
supplies given from the heart Although
there were less than 50 people present,
little became much because we put it in
God's hand.
Those who came were God sent and
we rejoiced in Him at the joy they
brought in being there. The program
began with Pastor Alvin Pinkney open-
ing with prayer and City Clerk Mary
Mercer gave a review of Mission
Harvest America, Inc., their activities
and history. The theme for this program

was "Reach out and.,
Touch." The service
really reached out and
touched the hearts of
Everyone there.
Minister Louise
heard throughout the
auditorium as she sang
solo, along with Chuck
NOW AND Hall, Joey Daddario,
THEN Roger Antworth, Mike
.....^ Hendrix, Doris Harris-
Haynes performing
Maybelle' together. The entire
Kirkland program brought back
memories of the blues
with their band called
the Brothers. Felix Jones was there,
joining them with his harmonica. Also
appearing offering songs of encourage-
ment and hope was the Peck Ensemble.
Fernandina's mayor, Susan Steger,
was happy to participate, as this is a
reflection on how our city has been
touched by what we have heard in
reports about the disaster in Haiti. Peter
Johnson, founding director of the execu-
tive committee of Caribbean-Central
American Action, gave a presentation
that included a brief history of Haiti.
Maria Edwards, along with her son

Local genealogists win
Amelia Island
Genealogical Society mem-
bers received two awards at
the Florida State
Genealogical Society confer-
ence at Melbourne.
Marie Santry, president of
the local society, and Michael
Toomey, vice-president, each
received awards.
Santry receivedthe award
for Excellence in Florida
Genealogical Research and
Toomey received the award ShMeT tr
for Excellence in Michael Toomey and
Genealogical Research. Marie Santry of the
Santry is the principal Amelia Island
instructor of the AIGS Genealogical Society.
Beginners Course taught .
each January, and wr6te the presented in 2004 and 2005,
curriculum for the course. and is a frequent speaker at
She was previously program the society's meetings and
chairman and secretary of other historical societies.
the society, chaired the two She is a dedicated
cemetery tours that AIGS genealogical researcher who

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606 S. 61h Street B 04-277971
Femandna Beach, FL 32034 Proudly Supporting Our Community

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Alistair from Atlanta and Lisa Crafton
from Jackson, traveled to the benefit just
to hear some singing. Believe me, they
got just what they asked for.
The service on the inside ended with
the benediction given by Pastor Jeanette
Richo. Refreshments of pizza, cookies
and beverages were given in the recep-
tion room, while fresh fish was fried on
the outside by Raymond Wilson Sr., who
loves to come to his hometown and' do
something for others. He works very
closely with his sister, Geneva. Anyone
else who needs him, he tries to be there.
Thanks'to those who came to show
their love to others in need. No matter
how small the part, we thank God for
you. Be blessed.
Congratulations to Willie and Paula
Evans, the proud parents of a baby boy.
With three older daughters, this is their
first son. Their daughters are happy too
for their little brother.
Birthday wishes to Derrick James,
Ashton Harris, Michael Veal, Vineese
Albert, Latasha Scott, Miriam Traeye,
Joseph Perkins, Willie Pollard Jr., Zoria
Moxie, Brian Hooper, Adrian Moxie,
Sidney James, Seatreya Nasby- f,
McFarland, Alexander Way, William
Holmes Jr. and Mother Faye Richardson
with love.

two state awards

mentors countless beginners
in the process and methods
for successful research. She
is also a member of the
Central Florida Genealogical
Society and is a docent at the
Amelia Island Museum of
Toomey is also the web-
master for AIGS, teaches the
technology section of the
Beginners Course, is a fre-
quent speaker and along with
Santry, taught a six-week
course at the Florida State
College's Yulee campus.
Toomey completely
redesigned the AIGS website
after becoming webmaster
and also developed an
ACCESS database for the
website that will eventually
contain the death notices and
obituaries from back issues
of the News-Leader's prede-

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Caregiving can be a lonely, exhausting and
frustrating role, but it can also be filled with
delight and satisfaction.This workshop will help
you find that balance and learn ways to care for
yourself and your loved one, as well as network
with fellow caregivers, share your stories and
develop fnendships.

Keynote Speaker: Carol D. O'Dell, author of
"Mothenng Mother"'will tell her humorous,
touching and compelling story about caring for
her aging mnother-in an engaging session.

Saturcd., March 27, 2010

Registration dt 8 310 am
Program ? am -2 pmr

Fir-,t Baptist Church
1600 Souti 8th Street
Fr-eandina Beach. FL

cessor, the Florida Mirror.
The 86 rolls of microfilm,
donated by theNews-Leader,
contain thousands of names
of deceased persons from the
late 1880's up till modern
times and this is being
extracted and recorded by
the society's volunteers.
Toomey co-chaired the
project to survey the Jones
Cemetery in Callahan and
then posted all the informa-
tion from the survey to the
AIGS website. This informa-
tion was added to the ceme-
tery data on the site, which
has records from 54 cemeter-
ies throughout Nassau
County. Toomey has been
' doing genealogical research
for 15 years, and uses his
technology skills to keep
abreast of the many changes
in research methods.


Mr. Main, Miss Blair

Molly Josephine Blair and
Brent Hardy Main, both of
Fernandina Beach, were mar-
ried at 2 p.m. March 13, 2010,
at American Legion Post 54
with Marie Cumberland offi-
ciating. The reception fol-
lowed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter
of Lois Ledbetter of
Fernandina Beach and the
late Frank Blair. The groom is
the son of Orrin and Judy
Main of Yulee.

Angela Carrolle Wiggins
and Donald Robert Dennis
Jr., both of Jesup, Ga., will be
married at 7 p.m. April 17 at
Main Beach gazebo No. 1 in
Fernandina Beach. The
reception will, follow in the
picnic area next to the gaze-
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Riley Jackson
Wiggins and the late Verlinda
Rowell Wiggins of Fitzgerald,
Ga. The groom-elect is the
son of Donald Robert Dennis

Miss Wiggins, Mr. Dennis

Mr. Gregory, Miss

Sr. and Hazel Rowe Dennis of
Greensboro, Ga.

Stacie Richardson and Jeff
Gregory, both of Jefferson,
Ga., will be married at 6 p.m.
May 8, 2010", at the Amelia
Island Plantation. The recep-
tion will follow the ceremony.
The bride-elect is the
daughter ofAl and Sallie
Richardson of Melbourne.
The groom-elect is the son of
James and Ann Gregory of


Air Force Airman Ian R.
Carrion gradu-
ated from basic
military train-ing in military
ing at Lackland
Air Force Base,
San Antonio,
ornVILThe arnhiin'"
completed an
intensive, Carrion
eight-week pro-
gram that
included training in military

discipline and studies, Air
Force core values, physical
fitness and basic warfare prin-
ciples and skills.
Airmen who complete
basic training earn four cred-
its toward an associate in
applied science degree
' thi-Nbgh the ,cmtrdnWV('5"
College of the Air Force.
He is the son of Jose
Carrion of Yulee. Carrion is a
2007 graduate of Yulee High


N Eric and Cheryl Horne Paternal grandparents are
of Kingsland, Ga., announce Elwin G. Horne of Kingsland,
the birth of a daughter, Emily Ga., and the late Juanita
Pearl Horne, born at 6 p.m. "Nita" Horne of Glennville,
March 10, 2010, in Kingsland. Ga., and Ann Crews Horne of
The baby weighed 8 pounds, Fernandina Beach.
11 ounces and measured 21 Maternal grandparents are
inches long. She joins siblings Mike and Diane Crews of
Peton, 8, and Dalton, 6. Kingsland, Ga.


Nearly 100 outstanding
high school seniors recently
attended Georgia Southern
University's second annual
Southern Leadership Excel-
lence Academics and Dedica-
tion Conference at its main
campus in Statesboro, Ga.

You'll also enjo> a complimentai-, breakfast and
lunch, and the chance to win door pnzes. Vendors
will be on hand with more information on
community resources.

You will hear from experts on a variety of helpful
topics, including.
* Caring for the Caregiver
* Managing the Challenging Behaviors of the
Alzhelmer's Patient
* Resources for Seniors in Nassau County

* Preservation of Assets

workshop please ,all
904 225.041 I.Ext.7033,
no later than Monday,
March 22.

AVAILABLE: To reserve
free adult day care for
your loved one please call
Kathi Sargent at IhE.
Alzheimer's Association,
800 272 3100

To be invited to the
Southern LEAD Conference,
students must score a mini-
mum of 1,100 oh the SAT,
earn a 3.0 grade point average
in high school and have expe-
rience in leadership and
involvement through
extracurricular and volunteer
experience. The participants
examined student organiza-
tions, academic and student
services offerings and inter-
viewed for the Southern
LEAD Scholarship. Through-
out the day they attended
leadership workshops, as well
as toured the campus, resi-
dence halls and the
'Recreation Activity Center.
S-,.The Southern LEAD
Scholarship was established
in 1999 and awards a $1,000 award to 40 incom-
ing students. LEAD scholar-
ships are awarded to 40 stu-
dents who meet the listed
criteria, have experience in
leadership and volunteerism,
and have enthusiasm to
,becoine University leaders.
Tara Whitaker, a senior at
Fernandina Beach High
School, attended the
Southern Leadership
Conference at Georgia
Southern University.

This free workshop is brought to you by

Compaess.oncTe GuIde

Presented by

cIerSouRCE *, ( .*, ,,

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FRIDAY. March 19.2010/News-Leader


t's been several years ago, but
I'll never forget it. There I stood
on a Wednesday night preparing
to minister. The truth. -is, I was a
little discouraged. Though, at the
time I hadn't been pastoring long,
God knows I was giving it my all. As
I stood behind the pulpit to minister,
I couldn't help but think of all the
people who weren't there. I later
learned that's a trap that many pas-
tors fall into. Thankfully, somehow, I
was able to realize that those who
had shown up deserved the very
best I had to offer them. Besides, I
had studied and prayed all day. To
not share the precious truths God
had shared with me, just because
certain people had not shown up,
would be a terrible disservice to
those who had.



Rob Goyette
orable event tool
An older gent
present approach
with me somethi

is watching makes all the
As I pushed While I was ministering, he had had no matter what you are doing, he
through the atmos- a vision. I know, for some that may ing Jesus present and enjoying
phere of empty seem a bit strange, but the Bible is what's going on, is everything. A
seats and thoughts full of such occurrences. In the far as I'm concerned, it's the onl:
of discouragement, vision, he saw Jesus standing not far real way to measure success or f
my role as a pastor away from the pulpit where I was ure. Even the Apostle Paul said t
came back into ministering. With one hand on His at a certain point in his ministry
focus. Whether chin, and a large grin on His face, man stood with him, but the Lor
there were many Jesus was leaning back against the stood with him and strengthened
people or few, I was altar and thoroughly enjoying the him. (2 Tim.4:16-17)
going to feed them message. Basically, that was the Though in my case the exper
the word of God. extent of the vision. Little did the ence happened many years ago,
That's what He man know how significant it was to vision has been forever burned i

called me to do. It
wasn't until I fin-
ished teaching that
night that the mem-
k place.
leman who'was
hed me and shared
ng he had seen.

The idea of Jesus being present
while I was teaching, and more
importantly enjoying it, was a huge
lift. And to think, I had been feeling
discouraged by the lack of people in
I've learned that above all else,


my heart. Whether I'm speaking to
large crowds or small groups, for
me, the important thing is that'Jesus
is present and Jesus is pleased. So,
whether you're a pastor or a Sunday
school teacher, doctor or librarian,
housewife raising children or con-
struction worker, it's all the same. If

you are doing what you are doing as
unto the Lord, He sees it and is
cheering you on. In the end, that's
all that really matters.
Though at times human apprecia-
tion for what you are doing may be
sparse, heaven is continually rejoic-
ing over each act of service we per-
form in His name. So be encour-
aged, your labor in the Lord has not
gone unnoticed.
"And let us not be weary in well
doing: for in due season we shall
reap, if we faint not. As we have
therefore opportunity, let us do good
unto all men, especially unto them
who are of the household of faith."
(Galatians. 6:9-10)
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Qutreach Center

Crutc.hes for Haiti
Maybe you are like many people
who needed crutches once in your
life and now those crutches are
mounted on the wall in.your garage?
Or maybe you have an old walker in
the closet or an orthopedic brace
you needed after surgery but now it
just sits in a box in the attic.
Someone in Haiti needs that brace,
those crutches and that walker.
Grace Community Church is col-
lecting such items and will deliver
them to Haitians in need via El Shad-
dai Ministries International. Bring
items to Grace Community Church
(meets at Yulee Middle School Sun-
days at 10:30 a.m.) or call to arrange
a pickup/drop off at 491-0363.
Grace also is collecting monetary
donations to help with shipping
costs. Any gifts that exceed the cost
of shipping will be donated to El
Shaddai Ministries for its continued
relief efforts in Haiti. Checks can be
mailed to Grace Community Church,
RO. Box 17021, Fernandina Beach,
FL 32035.
Edward Rothmel, pianist, will per-
form March 20 at 7 p.m. at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic Ave.
This is the fifth Community Concert
in this series. Rothmel, a master's
degree piano performance candi-
date, is a Fernandina favorite, having
played here several times. He will
perfor,r or6ks.b, Bach,,Ji~,ydn. [

-- Every Sunday ---
Traditional Worship:
8AM & 11AM
Praise Worship: 9:30AM
Nursery provided at all services
Rev. Ida Iverson, Pastor
2600 Atlantic Avenue *Fernanarna Beach

( providence
.pvsbyerian n S
C 1'urcf en jrj ," e
C rch i,.-. ',a,
Everyone is welcome
Rev. Robert Phelps
96537 Parliament Drive, Yulee
(Corner Old Nassauville Rd.)
Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.
(904) 432-8118



Chopin and Debussy. Donations will ., Outreach Center every Wednesday
be accepted at the door. .-iiliWjjy'nlng, except the last Wednesday
Sfthe,month, for his continuing
tywideruadeBible study on the "Attributes of
The Greater Fernandina Church God." Service starts at 7 p.m. at
of God, Jeanette M. Richo, senior -96282-Brady Point Road, Fernandina
pastor, will host a City Wide Crusade Beach. Call 321-2117.
at 5:30 p.m. March 21 at the Martin
Luther King Recreation Center. Re"val
Speaker will be Bishop Charles The Nassau County Ministers
Eichleberger of the Cathedral of *i-r ,Allialice will hold a revival at First
Deliverance in Jacksonville. ,i, :ortinth Missionary Baptist Church,
S1124 Hickory St., Fernandina Beach,
Ly Y i t &' March 24, 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m.
First Assembly of God, 302 South: nightly. The Rev. John Ewing Sr. is
14th St., will host the Lytle ministry! the pastor.
team March 21 at 10:45 a.m. They 'r dayout'
will perform "At the Foot of the Girls ay OU
Cross," a look at the birth, life and Vomen of Power, a subsidiary of
death of Jesus through the eyes of LaVerne Mitchell Ministries Inc.,
His mother Mary, culminating in a' i presents "It's All about Purpose," a
confrontation with the Roman centu- ;free empowerment seminar for
rion in charge of her son, Jesus. For; women on March 27 from 10 a,m.-2
information call 261-6448. p.m. at the Amelia Island Museum of
w 0,,,1,, aril :History, 233 S. Third St. Enjoy a
Worship and lunch ; "girls' day out" with a purpose. Let
The community is invited to join,, your hair down, have fun, be empow-
Salvation Army Hope House each ered and inspired to function in the
Tuesday at noon for its Weekly purpose you were designed to live.
Worship Service and Fellowship For details contactValerie Baker at
Lunch. Pastor Lois Cook of the 635-8789.

Greater Fernandina Church of God,
will share the Gospel message on
March 23. Call 321-0435 or stop by
the Hope House, located at 410
South Date St.
All are welcome to join Pastor
.Rob Go.yilet, .iving WateH World

New Zion Missionary Baptist
Church, 10 South 10th St., '
Fernandina Beach will sponsor a
financial workshop for young adults
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 27.
Please call the church office at 261-
0010 to rtgistcr. .- '-,""*


First Baptist
Celebrate "God is Alive" with
First Baptist Church. On March 28.
the church kicks off a week of cele-
biration as the Worship Choir fea-
tures the musical "I Will Rise" at
10:15 am. The following Thursday
is Maundy Thursday with evening .
services beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday morning, Celebra-
tion Day begins with the "Sonrise"
service at Peters Point at 7 am., fol-
lowed by LIFE Groups at 9 a.m. and
the Celebration service at 10:15 -
a.m. First Baptist Church is located
at 1600 S Eighth St. in Fernandina
Beach. Call 261-3611 or visit.
www.FBFirstLcom for information.
Plantation chapel
Amelia Plantation Chapel
organist Peter Deane will play
.meditative music from 12:30-1 p.m.
on Wednesday during the Lenten
season. This is a time for quiet
reflection for those who wish to
collect their thoughts, to pray or to
On March 21, Amelia Planta-
tion Chapel presents The Messiah
a sacred oratorio (Parts II & III)
by G.E Handel, directed by
Richard A. Dickson with full cho-
rus, soloists and orchestra from
the Jacksonville Symphony. The
performance will be given during
the morning worship service at
9- 1S a m Thechapel is open to all.
Holy Week service- will include

a 5 p.m. Maundy Thursday service
April 1. Easter Sunday Sunrise
Service April 4 at 7 a.m. on the
beach in front of the Amelia Inn;
and Easter Sunday services at 9:15
a.m. and 11:15 a.m. at Amelia
Plantation Chapel, 36 Bowman
Road, just inside the entrance to
the Amelia Island Plantation.
Good Friday musical
The community is invited to
Amelia Baptist Church on Good
Friday, April 2, at 7 p.m. for "A
Covenant of Grace," a musical that
clearly describes how the events of
Holy Week fulfilled promises God
made to His people. Communion
will bte observed as the choral
group communicates the meaning
of the cross. This moving Lenten
musical by Joseph Martin will be
presented by 40 talented singers
representing several area church-
es. The choir will be accompanied
by an ensemble of woodwinds,
brass, piano and percussion com-
prising instrumentalists from
Northeast Florida.
There is no charge for this
presentation. Childcare (ages new-
born through 4 years) is available,
at no cost with reservations. Call
the church at 261-9527 for informa-
Amelia Baptist Church is locat-
ed at 961167 Buccaneer Trail, at
the intersection of Buccaneer
Trail, A1A and ,oulh Fletcher
'v,'nu li L.t ..tanttin lighbl

St. Peter's Episcopal Church Irn tre hrort o -f 4li M iVl' ill CELEBRATION BAPTIST
Welcomes Youl Fernanaina Rev. Brian Ebum, Pastor CHURCH
0 9 N. 6"' Street iBB1ov111 imswsay CnamnSyuer Cas alrtospIwa
Located at the corner Dr. Holton Selgling SaturdayV igi Mass- 4 pm & 5:30
worshipi th s "week at r 8th &,Atl ntic r Pastor Mike Kwatkowski
Senior Pastor Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church
8 00 oa.m. Holy uchr / Worship 8:30 & 11aunaM a S 10020 ir
8:45 a.m. Breakfast Burns Hal l Sunday School 9:50 a 6p-Taday Sunday Worhip 9:00am and 10:30am
SlIa Nursery nHdy Day M'ssis Moll :M pm; Holy Day 830 am Nursry Provided
tfi j' J / X9:30 a.m. Christian formation for all. .Children CaiedoB: Satulrday 315pn -3:45pm Nursery Provided
S10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist :Chil KidKredible Children Ministries
Sce' 6 p.m. Celtic rship 4th Sunday l u Telephone Niuners: Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE 2nd Sunday Adults Parish Office; 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901 Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
6 p.. 2nd Sunday 261-3837 Emergency Number. S94-277-6566 Connecting wint Chist...connecng wVth People.
904-261-4293 www.lstpress-fb.corh also call 904-277-0550 I. _ll___ilI_ l;_*_ ,ll *-

An InterdenominationaCcommunity Church 96362 BlaCHURCHMORE THAN ACHURCH. WE'RE FAMILY" PT RCH
,,96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown .LPC _
SSUNDAY W ORSHIP 261-6220 Sunday School...............9:45A.M. 1 .1 .-'" "M ...
SW ORSHIP Senior Pastor: Rev. Michael S. Bowen Worship Service ............. 10:SSA.M. Sunday School 9:30 am
";'arch 21th, 2010 Sunday Morning Worship Services-10:30 am Discipleship Training....... ......... 6:O00P.M. Morning Worship 8:1am and 11:00 am
March 21, 2010 Sunday School 9:15am Evening Worship .............. 6:00P.M. Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
M s e d efFriday 6:45 9:00 Awana Wednesday Fellowship Supper .... 6iOOP.M. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 630 p
Message: "The Secret of Progress" Worship Service 10:30 (Childrs Church)Wedneday Prayer Servce. 7:P.M Wednesday Team Kid :1 pm
9:15 am Classic Worship Sunday p.m.'Service 6:00 p.m. 736 Bonleview Road (across from Sadler Rd.) Classes For All Age Goups Incuding Yoh
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m. 904-261-4615 (church office) Nursery Provided For All Services
Nursery Provided EVERYONE WELCOME www.Yuleebaptistchurch corn
HANDE L S M ESSIAH Bus Ministry Available Nurse hMpovd 85971 Harts Rd., West 904.225-5128
Amelia Plantation Chapel.Choir Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225-0809
^y ---------- ~~~Amelia Plantation Chapel Choir- ---- ----------- --------
S with Orchestra and Soloists "Discover the Difference" atvin W FIRST MISSIONARY
Directed by Richard A. Dickson Amelia Baptist L ving W o t r aBAPTIST CHURCH
wor outrChurcheach 9:15 am Sunday Worsh 20 South Ninth Street261-4907
Church 9:15 am Sunday Worship Service Church contempora, Worship Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton SUN 9:30am The Church
Sunday School.......................................... 9:30 am 11:15 am -Celebration Worship for Adults & Kids Sunday Worship Service- 10:30am in the Heart of the City
Sunday Worship..............1...45 1m Bible Study 9am WED 7:00pm Ifth the Desire to be in the
Sunday Worship.................... 61. 5 pm Nursery provided for all services f Yoth, Nurse Heart ofAll People
Wednesday AWANA ...............................6:15 pm -ALL ARE WELCOME- Small group studies-Adults 6pm Ci/ds M t Sunday New Members Class 9 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study.....................6:30pm The Chapel is located behind The Sa & Shops at Wednesday Prayer Service 630pm Mstes Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
941017 01d Nesuville Road. County Rd-107 South Amelia Island Plantation 36 Bowman Road Pachool and Chdren Activities t 321-211 7 Morning Worship 10:30 a,.,. every Su,,da
FernandinaBeach, FL 32034 961167 BUCCANEER TRAIL &nChri stieOyM ele ednesdtiNoon-dayPraer
261-4741 (904) 277- 4414 Coner of BucCaneer Tr. &Gerbing Road, FenandinaBcn a WeBidnesday Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m. For.More Infornalion Call: 261-9527 AllinistriAw Bus & Van, Couples, Singles, Ynuth
p I

Come Worship with us where
the Bible is our only Authority,
Church Services: 11am
YMCA on Citrona / 225-5368
wwW smrelialilandchurhofchrist cnom

"oy Tritnty ngacan Chfrch

Angtcan Church of North .America
Our province is a founding member of ihe Anglican Church
of Norlh America
As Anglkans uT' believe:
Ibe Bible Is the Inspired Word of God
In God the Father who created us
In Jesus Christ His Son who saved us
In the Holy Spirit who sanctifnes us ', ,
As Anglicans we wordlip using rhe iraditinnal Liurgy ir.i h ,
1928 Book or Common Praer, Afrming he Nicene and th, Apomsit Creed
Sunday Services
Holy Communion 8:00 am & 10:00 am (with music) *
Morning Prayer 4th Sunday of each month 10.00 am
Rev J. Michael Bowhay, Rector
1830 Lake Park Dr. (Amelia Park) Fernandina Beach

Fernandina Beach
Church of Christ
1005 S 141h St
Worship times:
Sui: 9:30am Bible Class
10:30am Worship
Wed: 7:00m BibleCass

Anfl,, food
S i rei as
Having 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 famiiyjof four for about a week:
Items vary by month, but include freathlrozen items, meats,
fruits, vegetables, dairy etc.' With nor inc:,me restrictions,
everyone can participate
Contact Fernandina Beach Church of Christ for
Information or to place' an border 904-261-9760


Sunday @1 1:00
515 Centre Street


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

First Baptist Church
1600 S. 8th Street
Fernandina Beach, Fl
(904) 261-3617
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Nassau Habitat

to hold workshops

Nassau Habitat for
Humanity will hold workshops
for prospective buyers and
accept applications to buy
Habitat homes built on Amelia
To get an application, an
applicant must attend a Nassau
Habitat Family Selection Work-
shop to learn about Habitat's
program. Workshops will be
held in the reception area of
the Peck Center on Saturday,
April 10 at 2 p.m. and Wednes-
day, April 14 at 7 p.m. The
Peck Center is located at 516
South 10th St.
These Family Selection
Workshops explain the eligi-
bility requirements, how the
selection process works and
what commitments a family
must make to buy a Nassau
Habitat home. The sessions
last about an hour.
Nassau Habitat offers no
interest mortgages on 2- and 3-
bedroom homes, built on land
that Nassau Habitat owns.
All applicants are evaluated
based on their need for safe,
affordable housing, their abil-
ity to partner with family and
friends and with Nassau
Habitat to meet the 300-hour
"Sweat Equity" requirement
and the family's ability to repay
a zero interest mortgage for
the home.
To afford a Nassau Habitat
home being built in
Fernandina Beach applicants
must demonstrate a minimum
annual income of $22,000 for a
family of two to $25,000 for a

Nassau Habitat
offers no interest
mortgages on 2-
homes, built on
land that Nassau
Habitat owns.

family of four. The maximum
annual income limit is $31,000
for a family of two up to
$39,000 for a family of four.
Nassau Habitat has just
completed its 25th affordable
home. Families are selected
for these homes without
regard to race, color, national
origin, religion, sex, family sta-
tus or disability.
As part of a non-profit
Christian ministry, Nassau
Habitat works to eliminate
inadequate housing in Nassau
County. one home at a time.
Homes are built largely by vol-
unteers working alongside
future Habitat families. Local
businesses- also support
Nassau Habitat by discount-
ing or donating new materials
and labor. These efforts all
help keep down the cost of a
Nassau Habitat home.
For further information
about Nassau Habitat or these
workshops, call 277-0600 or
check the website, Nassau The
office is open Wednesday

Pick right palms for the climate

Q.My Queen palm appears
*to be dead. Will it come
back? GP
A The short answer is you
.will have to wait until
later in the spring by deter-
mining if any fronds come out
green. The long answer is
which palms
really can tol-
erate our
colder winter
: weather.
S:" Iknow,
.0 youfare
thinking you
moved here
GARDEN because the
TALg average tem-
perature is
well above
Beckylordi freezing,
which is true,
but nothing about this and the
previous winter falls into the
"average" category. Queen
palms, Syagrus romanzoffi-
ana, have feathery fronds and
tall slender trunks that reach
heights of up to 50 feet. The
cold hardiness zone for this
palm is 9B-11, remember we
are in cold hardiness zone 8B-
9A, which is just above the
Queen palm's preferred area.
This explains why so many of
these palms have suffered
over the last two years.
It would be better to
choose a cold hardy palm
such as Pindo, Cabbage,
Chinese Fan or Indian Date.
Refrain from planting the
Pygmy Date Palm, Phoenix
roebelenii, as it is also a South
Florida palm in the 10-11 cold
hardiness zones: .
We have several cold

hardy palms-in the UF/IFAS
Nassau County demonstra-
tion garden, which we will be
refurbishing later this spring
and summer if we receive the
grants we wrote this winter.
Remember to use palm fer-
tilizer on your palms spring,
summer and fall. For more
complete information check
out the publications from the
University of Florida on the

Photos taken last year
after freezing temperatures
occurred show damage to
a Pygmy palm, above, and
Queen palm, below, that
did not recover.
Queen palm: http://hort.ufl.
arid the Pygmy Date palm:

Q What is wrong with my
.sago palm? The newer
fronds are brown and twisted.
AYou sago palm appears
: to have a nutrient defi-
ciency called frizzle top. The
photo I took shows several
seasons of fronds that have
experienced this nutrient
The sago is lacking man-
ganese (Mn), which can be
found at your local garden
center in the form of man-


Farmers market
Marcia McQuaig and her
son Chris of Minorcan Datil
Pepper Products have joined
the Fernandina Farmers
Market as a new vendor. They
will be at the market on
March 27 and the second and
fourth Saturdays of the month
As a 15-year-old family
business, Minorcan Datil
offers a gourmet line of datil
pepper products including hot
sauces, marinades, mayon-
naise, relish, mustard, barbe-
cue, vinegar, salsas, jams and
jellies. For those who like it
hot, there is an X-Hot Sauce!
There are gift sets already

ready to go. On March 20,
Gabriela's tamales will be at
the market. To sign up for the
E-Mail Newsletter, go to
www. fernandinafarmersmar-
The award winning
Fernandina Farmers Market
is open every Saturday from 9
a.m.-1 p.m. at Seventl: and, ,
Centre streets. Call' 491-48'12
or visit www.fernandinafarm-
Greenway hike
Our Greenway will lead a
hike on Egans Creek
Greerway March 20 at 9 a.m.
The hike will feature the
south half of the Greenway
starting at Jasmine Street.

Bring water, sun protection,
insect repellent, comfortable
walking shoes and optionally
field guides and binoculars.
Meet at the entrance to the
Greenway on Jasmine Street.
The walk will depart promptly
at 9 a.m., maintain a leisurely
pace, proc,-ed to the south
c ndaud d 1,f Jasmine
* Set'. TluTI hike'i' free and ."
open to the public. For infor-
mation visit www.ourgreen-
River deanup
The 2010 St. Marys River
Celebration, the spring clean-
ing of the river and its tribu-
taries, will be held March 20
in Nassau and Baker counties

in Florida and Camden and
Charlton counties in Georgia.
The cleanup takes place
from 8 a.m. until noon, fol-
lowed by a celebration lunch
for volunteers until 2:30 p.m.
at White Oak Plantation in
Yulee. A $5 donation is
requested from volunteers to
.Jlpefray the.cost of the
food. Tickets, will be distrib.
uted and are required to gain
entry to White Oak. Volun-
teers will receive a St Marys
River Celebration T-shirt
For information or to regis-
ter contact St. Marys River
Management Committee Co-
Chairman Dean Woehrle at
(904) 879-3498 or Keep
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ganese sulfate. Do not con-
fuse manganese sulfate with
magnesium sulfate, which is
the ingredient found in
Epsom salts. You will need to
be sure to add manganese
sulfate to your normal palm
fertilizer if it does not already
contain manganese. The fer-
tilizer should be spread totally
under the canopy of the
fronds. Add a small amount of
water to be sure the fertilizer
reaches the root area. Adding
Mn now will not change the
look of the current fronds.
However, do not be tempt-
ed to remove all the ugly
fronds, especially if they still
have any green color. The
green color tells you the
fronds are still providing food
to the palm and removing
them will stress the palm
even more. Regarding
removal of palm fronds, it is
best to keep all fronds on all
palms until they are totally "
Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFAS
Nassau County Horticultural
Extension Agent, is a
University of Florida faculty
member Extension locations
are the satellite office at the
County Building in Yulee and
the main Extension Office in
Callahan. The UF/IFAS .
Nassau County Demonstration
Garden is located at the Janies
S. Page Governmental
Complex and demonstrates best
management practices for
Northeast Florida. Mail ques-
tions to Garden Talk, c/o
Rebecca Jordi, Nassau County
Extension, 543350 US 1,
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FRIDAY, March 19,2010 NEWS News-Leader

Amelia Plantation Chapel initiates Celebration Worship Service

For the News-Leader
When the Amelia Plantation
Chapel first opened in 1974, the
congregation included many
young families with children.
As the years have progressed,
the parish has grayed and the
children have grown and moved
It was only a natural step,
therefore, that Pastor Ted
Schroder and chapel volunteers
held an informational meeting
late last year to discuss adding
a second worship service to the
chapel's traditional 9:15 a.m.
Classic Service. Thus was born
the 11:15 a.m. Celebration
Service, an informal service that
offers communion every Sun-
day, a children's message, heal-
ing prayer and traditional and
contemporary Christian music,
in addition to Schroeder's week-
ly sermon.
Initiated on Jan. 17, a key
part of the service is the music
ensemble, directed by Dr. Jim
Hart, a longtime friend of
Schroder With Hart at piano.

Dr. Chris Brewer on bass guitar,
Hart's daughter Alyssa playing
the djembe African drum and
vocalists Cherie Chandler and
Kelsey Bolam, the ensemble lit-
erally has parishioners on their
feet, joining in.
"We now have two services
to incorporate the community,"
said Schroder. "We offer com-.
munion, healing prayer and a
mix of traditional and contem-
porary music. It has the flavor of
but is not quite the same as a
contemporary service," he said,
adding, "We are refining it as
we go."
A reflection of the beach
community, the service is less
formal. Schroder does not wear
his traditional robes and Hart
goes tieless. The service also
provides an alternative for those
who find the 9 o'clock hour too
early and offers a children's
message for those families with
children or grandchildren.
"Attendance overall lias
been quite good," the pastor
said. The congregation cur-
rentrly numbers 501,. approxi-
mately 70 have been attending

the Celebration Service.
"Today we had a group from
Cape Town, South Africa, as
well as an Atlanta couple," said
Schroder. who noted that the
chapel's proximity to the les[.ir i
attracts a variety of visitors

Eileen Searle; leader of the
Worship Ministry, said, "The
Celebration Ser'vice here at the
chapel is an opportunity to fur-
ther serve our Lord. We are
vei %, ,excited about this praise
s.,:i ice and '-ach we-k we are1

Pastor Ted
The Lord's
Prayer with
parish chil-
dren dur-
ing a
Service at


growing with new faces and lit-
tle feet.".
Susan Casillas, lay reader at
a recent Celebration Service,
said. "We're waiting on God and
the plarins He has for us "
Hart. president of the Robert

E. Webber Institute for Worship
Studies, travels with his wife,
Carol, and daughter Alyssa,
each Sunday from Orange Park
to direct the music portion of
the service.
"Ted called and asked if I
was interested in leading a new
service," said Hart, who direct-
ed a children's church choir
that was featured at the chapel
last spring. Hart said he was
blessed to accept the new role.
On Saturday, March 27 at 10
a.m., Hart and Schroder will
facilitate a discussion about the
Celebration Service in the
chapel's Fellowship Hall. On
the same day, Searle and
Casillas will hold a training
meeting for lay readers, altar
servers, greeters and ushers.
For more information, con-
tact Searle at 321-0235 or e-mail
her at eileensearle@bell- Information is also
available at the chapel website
Carole White, a former
reporter for the Jacksonville
Business Journal. lIres tin l11ha
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Deutsche Bank Jackson-
ville is sponsoring the
American Heart Association's
"Go Red For Women" cam-
paign and its second annual
"Show Us Your Heart" art con-
test for middle and high
school students living in
Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Nassau
and Baker counties.
The contest gives students
the opportunity to express
their creative talents While
increasing their awareness
about the prevalence and risk
of heart disease. The winner
will receive recognition at the
"Go Red For Women"
Luncheon on May 14 at the
Prime Osborn Convention
Center in Jacksonville, and a
$ 1,000 scholarship from
Deutsche Bank. The original
piece will be framed and will
travel through the Jackson-
ville libraries and displayed at
Deutsche Bank.
For further information call
Deutsche Bank AG at (904)
6'20.o-i r:'
Riverkeeper contest
St Johns Riverkeeper has
launched its third annual PSA
Video Contest to involve stu-
dents in the effort to raise -
awareness about the St. Johns
River. The theme of this
year's contest is "A Voice for
the River."
College and high school
students who attend schools
located within the watershed
of the St. Johns River, includ-
ing Nassau, can begin submit-
ting their PSA ("Public
Service Announcements")
video entries. The winner in
both the high school and cpl-
lege category will each
receive $500.
Entrants must submit a
video of 60 seconds or less
that provides a compelling
message about the impor-
tance of the St. Johns and the
need to protect it. The contest
deadline is Friday, April 23.
Rules, guidelines and videos
of previous winners can be
found at www.stjohnsriver-
Shrimp Fest pageant
Contestant rehearsals for
the Miss Shrimp.Festival 2010
Sc: h lai hip Pageant, 4rpo]n.
scored by the Hampton Inn &
Suites, Amelia Island, will be
held weekly, at the inn, 19 S.
Second St
The pageant winner will be
awarded a $1,000 scholarship
during the Isle of Eight Flags
Shrimp Festival on Friday
evening, April 30. The pageant
is open to high school juniors
and seniors residing in
Nassau County. Eligible par-
ticipants may attend high
school in another county or be
horie-schooled. The four-part
application packet may be
downloaded from www.shrimp Contestants will
be accepted until April 9.
If you would like to partici-
pate and/or you have any
questions, call Barbara Book,
pageant choreographer, at
(904) 583-1770 or Sandy Price,
Shrimp Festival executive
director, at (904) 206-0756 or
e-mail sandy@shrimpfes Please leave a mes-
sage with your phone number
if the call is answered by voice
Free fun day
The 10th Annual Kid's Fun
Day, sponsored by the
Fernandina Beach High
School Interact Club, will be
held March 20 from 10:30
a.m.-l:30 p.m. in Central Park
on Atlantic Avenue.
Children ages 3-7 are invit-
ed to enjoy games, prizes, an
art center, jumpy funhouses, a
field play area, face
painting/tattoos, and lots of
fun. The event is free.
Children must be accompa-
nied by an adult.
Town hall meeting .
Fernandina Beach High
School's Student Government
Association will hold a town
hall meeting March 23 at 6:30
p.m. at the school, 435 Citrona
Drive, to educate parents,
teachers, officials, youth and
others about the impact of
underage drinking and to
develop possible solutions. All
are invited.

For information call the
school, 261-5713.
SAC meeting
The School Advisory
Council for Fernandina Beach
High School will hold its regu-
larly scheduled meeting on
March 25 in the Building One
Conference Room.
Any questions and/or con-
cerns, contact Spencer Ijodree
at 261-5713.

Retired educators promote literacy

The members of the Nassau County
Retired Educator's Association
(NCREA) are involved in a number of
efforts to promote literacy locally and
These efforts include volunteering in
schools, providing money for scholar-
ships, sponsoring essay contests in the
county's schools, donating books to day
care centers and the publishing of books
by individual members. .
Three of the group's members are
published authors. They are Annette
McCullough Myers, Ben Isaac and
Willie Mae Hardy Ashley
Myers, who is retired from a position
as a guidance counselor at Fernandina
Beach High School, is the author of The

Shrinking Sands of an African American
Beach. This non-fiction memoir, written'
for the preservation of Florida's historic
resources, especially American Beach,
was released in September 2006.
Her latest book, The Big Sand Dune
and the Beach Lady, was written as a
narrative for children and adults. It tells
the true story of historic American
Beach on Amelia Island, the big sand
dune named "NaNa," and MaVynee
Betsch, widely known as the "Beach
Lady," all of which are significant in the
history of American Beach.
Isaac, retired as a classroom teacher,
began his career in Nassau County
teaching at Bryant Academy in Yulee,
after which he taught at Yulee

Elementary School. He is the author of
an autobiography entitled Binderella,
Almost a Fairy Tale, which is an account
of his early family life and experiences,
as well as of the people who supported
him along the way. The important mes-
sage of the book, in Isaac's own words,
is "Boys and girls, young men and
young women, if Binderella can accom-
plish what he did with no parents, what
can you do?"
The group's third published author,
Ashley, began her teaching career at
Chester, after which she taught at Peck
School. She retired as a guidance coun-
selor at Southside Elementary School in'
Fernandina Beach. She is the author of
Far From Home, a biography of Emma

B. Delaney, a native of Fernandina, who
served as a missionary to East Africa
and Liberia from 1902-22. Delaney estab-
lished a school in Liberia, the Suehn
Industrial Mission. In East Africa, she
co-founded the Providence Industrial
Ashley is also the author of a thus
far unpublished book, The Ebony
Connection, an account of the role of
African Americans in the development
of Nassau County from 1793 until 1993.
The NCREA is proud of its mem-
bers who have done and continue to do
so mudh to promote literacy among chil-
dren and adults in Nassau County, and
the far-reaching impact these have had
over the years.

'Bowl for Kids'

on April

Big Brothers Big Sistersofl
Northeast Florida is hosting
tits second, annual Bowl for
Kids' Sake fundraiser in
Nassau County.
All are welcome to join in
on Saturday, April 24 at
Strikers Family Bowl on US
17 South in Yulee from 1-3
p.m. and strike up the fun!
Funds raised in support of the
event go directly towards sup-
porting one-to-one mentoring
Bowling balls are being pol-
ished and teams are being
formed by local "Bigs" and
"Littles," Advisory Board
members, and supporters.
Each team of five raises a min-
imum of $500 in pledges and
participates at the bowling
event. During the event, in
addition to a T-shirt, food and


'shoe rental, the agency will
provide prizes and incentives
to create a fun-filled, memo-
rable day.
Event sponsors to date
include: Blue Cross Blue
Shield of 'Florida, Acosta,
Fidelity Information Services
and Lender Processing
Services. '
For additional information
call Erica Foster at 261-9500 or
register your team online at
Big Brothers Big Sisters is
the leader in building profes-
sionally supported, dynamic
relationships that unite chil-
dren with committed volun-
teers, on a one-to-one basis,
transforming their lives and
enriching families, communi-
ties and society.


Members of the 2009 Bowl for Kids' Sake winning team, from left, Jessie Angus, Toby
Lentz, Robin Lentz and Dave Rouse. This year's event is April 24.

'Superior student
Sarah Snodgrass, a
piano student of Joel
Pace who attends
Sonshine Christian
Academy, recently won
a "Superior" rating at
the Florida League of
Christian Schools in
Lakeland. Sarah per-
formed "Starlight
Waltz." She enjoys
playing piano and soc-
cer and is also
involved in the music
ministry at her church.

Pottery talk
The Island Art Association's Mike Clemens recently
spoke to Sharon Eells' ceramic classes at FBHS. He
discussed Potters for Peace, the need for safe drink-
ing water in the developing world, and pottery items
from Nicaragua, where he recently visited with local
-Rotary clubs on a ceramic water filter project.

Culinary plaster
Students in the Island Art Association's free culinary
plaster sculpture class with Anne Howden display
their creations. The class March 6 was for 11- to 14-
year-olds. There will be another Middle School Art
Class for this age group led by Diane Hamburg on
April 3 from 10-11 a.m. For information or to regis-
ter, call the Island Art Association Gallery, 18 N.
Second St., at 261-7020.


Boy Scouts of America pres-
ents Adventure Base 10Q, a
firing exhibit, thi- St Johns
Town Center March 19-2'1."
The exhibit is touring the
U.S. 'to mark the centennial of
scouting and includes a 10,000-
square-foot base camp of activ-
ity and fun, including an Imax
dome set up with the sights
and smells of scouting, enter-
tainment, a ropes course, zip
lines, the Scouting Museum
from Texas, Scout shop and
sponsor tents. There will even
be a Jeopardy competition
between troops.
Hours are hoon-6 p.m. on
Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday,
and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. The
event is free and everyone is
invited to attend.
For more information and
a full schedule of events, visit

Cub Scout fun
Cub Scout Pack 549 of Yulee held their Blue & Gold Banquet Feb. 23, where
members also received their trophies from the Pine Wood Derby race, top. The dis-
trict race included boys from Nassau and northern Duval County competing at
Gander Mountain.
Above left, Bear Cub Scout Kyle Cirulnick is proud of the vest his dad made to
hold all his event patches.




Lady Hornets strike early, shut out Lady Pirates 7-0

News-Leader i"[/ I

The Yulee Lady Hornets
improved to 5-3 with Tuesday's
7-0 shutout over visiting Fern-
andina Beach.
Yulee jumped out to an early
lead, scoring four in the first
inning. Yulee scored runs in
the fourth, fifth and sixth inn-
Freshman Sierra Mills was
on the mound for Yulee and
was backed at the plate by
teammates Courtney Miller,
Morgan Mason, Kyndal Ketel-
senand Shadi Bedell.
Yulee improved to 5-3.
Yulee High School's ten-
nis teams won both matches
against West Nassau Tuesday.
The boys are 6-1 and the girls'
record, stands at 5-2.
In boys singles, Josh Hop-.
per defeated Conner Stevens
8-04), Zerck LaMere beat Sam
Bryan8-2, Jeff Beluscat won 6-
0 over Deven Stevenson and
RyAn' Gerlach beat Dustin
Helmot. West Nassau's Tripp
Pittman defeated Alex Mott 9-
In -doubles, Hopper and
LaMere defeated Stevens and
Bryan 8-1 ,and Beluscat and
Gerlach beat Stevenson and
Hvlmriot 8-0.
. nhi'girls singles, Alexis
LaMere suffered the lone loss
for Yulee, falling to Mallory
Zobel 6-3. Hannah Gaskill
defeated Colleen Spearrin 6-2,
Courthey Lowary defeated
MikailyTowler 6-0 and Kaylan
Towers beat DoredyTerisberto
6-0. Helen Bentley of West
Nassau won by forfeit.
In girls doubles, LaMere
and Gaskill defeated Zobel and
Towler 9-7 and Lowary and
Towers beat Spearrin and
Bentley 8-1.
The Fernandina Beach
High School junior varsity base-
ball team hosted Orange Park
Tuesday and fell to the Raiders
"It's tough enough to win
g st a team like Oran e
seven extra outs because of
errors, it's nearly impossible,"
FBHS Coach Jude Swearingen
Thomas Guinn took the loss

Brittany Lester throws to first base for the Lady Pirates Tuesday, above left. Sierra
Mills got the win on; the mound for Yulee, above" right. Katie McElhaugh pitched for
FBHS, right. Yulee short stop Morgan Mason throws to first, below left. FBHS's
Whitney Small fields a line drive at first. '

on the mound, going 5 2/3
innings and giving u rir-,- runs
(one earned) on six hits, two
walks and two strikeouts. Will
Woods came in for relief, giving
up no runs and no hits.
The Pirates offense sput-

tered on the night, scoring
ihle runs ,,n seven tiih vuiih
[I.. r :ilk- aiiin four strikeouts.
Offensive performers of the
night were Nick Crawford (3-
for-3, three singles), Jake Foley
(1-for-4, single, a run), Avery

Soccer star Beckhamr

tears Achilles tendon

international soccer superstar
David Beckham tore his
Achilles tendon Sunday during
the final moments of A.C.
Milan's 1-0 win over Chievo Verona.
Beckham was moving backwards
and began to move forward, when
he suddenly winced in pain and
reached down for his left heel.
Patients often will say when this
injury occurs they at first thought
someone had kicked them and, if
you watch the replay, it does appear
Beckham's body actually turns
around as if someone is behind him.
The Achilles tendon is the thick
cord that you feel at the back of your
heel, which attaches the calf muscle
to the heel bone. While the Achilles
is the strongest tendon in the body,
Achilles tendon ruptures are com-
mon in the professional athlete as
well as the "weekend warrior."
Usually occurring in males aged
25-45, the athlete will feel a sudden
snap in the back of his leg as if he
has been kicked, and then is usually
unable to walk due to the pain. Loss
of the Achilles also would make it
very difficult to run, jump and push
off through your ankle.
The tendon is named after the
ancient Greek hero of the Trojan
War. Mythical legends tell the story
of Achilles' mother dipping him in
the river Styx in order to make him
immortal. However, she held him by
the heel, which did not get
immersed in the water, and thus he
was vulnerable there.
After many adventures and victo-
ries, Achilles was killed by an arrow
shot into his heel. As a result of the
Achilles legend, the expression
"Achilles heel" came to mean a fatal
vulnerability and the tendon connect-
ing the heel to the calf became
known as the Achilles tendon.
A physical exam is usually all you
need in order to tell whether or not
you have ruptured your Achilles.
When your exam suggests you
might not have torn your entire ten-
don, an MRI may be ordered. The
exam usually shows a swollen calf,.
without significant bruising, and a
palpable defect where the normally
taught tendon cord should be. At
surgery, the ruptured ends of the

tendon are pulled
back together and
then held with a
heavy braided
In the athletic
population, surgical
repair is recom-
mended in order to
restore power and
endurance to the
SPORTS leg as well as to
decrease the risk of
MEDICINE re-rupture. Afler
GREGORY surgery, limited
weight bearing on'
SMITH. M.D. crutches and pro-
----...--- tection in a cast or
protective boot
should be expected. Non-surgical
treatments are usually reserved for
patients much older in whom
strength loss would not be impor-
tant. Also, non-surgically treated
tears have a higher incidence of re-
rupture later on.
In the professional athlete, a tear
of the Achilles is a season ending
injury. This injury also occurred to
quarterbacks Dan Marino, Vinnie
Teste'verde'and Trent Dilfer, as well
as Dave Wanstadt, Cowboy Greg
Ellis, Bronco Brandon Stokely, for-
mer Duke star Elton Brand,
Lawrence Taylor, Raider Ronald
Curry and Lavar Arrington. Even
former Vice President Al Gore tore
his in a pickup basketball game
years ago.
The 34-year-old Beckham under-
went surgery Monday by Dr. Sakari
Orava, an orthopedic surgeon in
Finland. Beckham is expected to be
out of action for at least six months
and will miss the World Cup in South
Africa, which starts June 11.
This column is written to discuss
issues regarding sports, medicine and
safety. It is not intended to serve as a
replacementfor treatment by a doctor.
It is only designed to offer guidelines
on the prevention, recognition and
care of injuries and illness. Specific
concerns should be discussed with a
physician. Mail questions to Gregory
Smith, M.D., 1250 S. 18th St., Suite
204, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
Call 261-8787 or visit www.gsmith-


A wild ride came to an end for nine seniors who collected more than 50 wins in two seasons at
Fernandina Beach High School. Fernandina Beach High School bids farewell to senior basketball
players, from left, Zach Rocheleau, Carlos Holcey, Billy Hunt, Terin Dallas and Tai Alford. Not pic-
tured: Patrick Garvin and Andrew Vrancie.

Seniors reflect on last two seasons


Years of preparation went into the
2009-10 edition of the Pirate basket-
ball team and the nine seniors, who
have played together since middle
school, had to readjust when the sea-
son abruptly ended at Ribault in the
district semifinal.
"It's been hard,"Terin Dallas said.
"I still don't think I've recovered from
it honestly. The last 6-7 years we've
been playing together and to know
that I'll never stop on the court with
all myiteammates again is going to be
Dallas let his emotions take over
when he fouled out in the season
"That's the first time I've ever
fouled out in a basketball game, but
I left it all on the court," he said. "I
cried from when I fouled out until
we got home. I woke up at 3 o'clock
in the morning and cried more. I was
tired, but I got up and came to school.
I faced the reality that it was over."
The Pirates went 27-3 last season
when ithe nine were just juniors and
25-4 this past year. Dallas said there
was a big different between the two
seasons, however.
"We played such an easy schedule
last year," he said. "Coach (Matt
Schreiber) tried to get us harder com-

Stacey Lynch and Chris Keffer.

petition and he did (nationally ranked
Providence this season). I think we
had the hardest district out of the
whole state because Episcopal and
Raines were probably the best three
and four teams in the state.
"I think this year, our competition
was a lot better. That's why I'll take
this 25-4 over that 27-3."
That's 52 wins and just seven loss-
es in two seasons and the Pirates
were ranked in the state, losing only
to Ribault and Providence.
"It's weird now, knowing you don't
have another year to come back, sit-
ting there waiting for it to come back,
but it's not coming back," Zach
Rocheleau said. "We always knew
we'd be able to come back and have

another chance, but after that loss,
there was no coming back. And we
played horrible, so ..."
Last year's most valuable player in
Nassau County, Carlos Holcey, is
playing in the adult league, but he
still misses his Pirate teammates.
"I really like playing with them,"
Holcey said. "We had fun all the time,
even on the court, we were laugh-
ing. I just miss it a lot. I'm going to
miss playing basketball at Fernan-
Holcey said the way the season
ended was frustrating to him.
"Every time I turned around, we
would score and they would score
twice," Holcey said. "It looked like
the end. I might as well keep playing
but I can't keep them from making
Dallas wasn't the only senior emo-
tional after the last loss.
"I didn't come to school," Tai
Alford said. "I couldn't come to
school. I was too tired and I was sad."
"Our last game, it was emotional,"
Billy Hunt said. "We became like a lit-
tle family."
And they gave their fans a lot to
cheer about the last two seasons.
"I had the best coaches I could
ever ask for," Dallas said. "They've
been like father figures to me and
my teammates are like brothers. I'll
miss playing with every one of them."

FRIDAY, MARCH 19,2010 SPORTS News-Leader


The second annual Kraft Tennis Club Davis Cup tennis tournament was held March 6.
Format of play was similar to the Davis Cup with 54 entries (players) placed on six dif-
ferent teams representing the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Sweden, Germany and England.
Team members were encouraged to dress in their country's colors. The "Parade of
Countries" colorful opening ceremony kicked off the festivities with participants
marching to Olympic fanfare music beneath the waving flags of their "adopted" coun-
tries. After a series of round robin play between countries, Sweden and Mexico ad-
vanced to the finals and played for the championship. Sweden was a strong competitor
as last year's defending champion, but Mexico prevailed and nosed out Sweden to cap-
ture the 2010 Kraft Davis Cup Championship. Team Mexico included, front row from
left, Cathy Harbin, Jane Scanlan Susie De Mille, Jerry Gardner (captain), Charlotte
Bowling; back row, Doug Hayman, Alice Gizzo, Benji Mirschel and Phil Scanlan.

Team Sweden included, front row from left, Leslie Ritter, Mary Jo Hanlon, Denise
McDonald, Cathy Shroder; back row, Doug Haynie, Dennis Harbin, Liz McCall, Evan
Mirschel and Bob Schick.

Team England included, front row from left, Cyndee Robertson, Diann Schindler, Paul
Barnes, Joyce Menz; back row, John Bray, Patrice Benton, Carol Condit, Steve Crislip
and Steve Ritter.

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Team Canada included, from left, Mike Cipriano, Don Gilles, Shorn Mills, Jane
Handscomb, Ruth Carter, Bo McCullom, Lou Benton, Dahielle Spence, Karen Zintak.

Team Germany included, front row from left, Tommy Oliver, Polly Henderson, Tony
Lott, Patti Clifford, Frances Blancett; back row, Ric Borum, Rose Mary Jacobs, Lois
Brought and Peter Johnson.

Team USA included, front row from left, Janett Thomas, Kris Barger, Anita Oliver,
Merrillee Whren; back row, Ed Clifford, John Mirschcl, Joe Carlson, Davre Henderson
and Sue Hegarty.


Babe RuL opening day
Femandina Beach Babe Ruth opening day
is March 20 for minor, major and senior
teams. The season will be dedicated to the
late Ybor Alvarez and all the uniforms will bear
his name. A memorial fund has been set up at
First Coast Community Bank with donations
going to support local Babe Ruth teams.

YHSbasketball football camp
The football and basketball coaches at
Yulee High School will hold camps for future
Hornets June 14-18. The football camp will
run from 9-11 a.m. and the basketball camp
from noon to 2 p.m. Participate in either or *
both. Campers who stay for both will be
served lunch from 11 a.m. to noon.
The cost is $50 for both or $30 for the indi-
vidual camp. For information, e-mail Coach
Robert Ramsay at robert.ramsay@nassau. or call the school at 225-8641.

Elm StretLittleleague
Sign up for baseball, including T-Ball, or
softball (ages 5-16) through Elm Street Little
League 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. Contact
President Wayne Peterson at 753-1663.
Tryouts for major boys ages 9-12 will be at
5 p.m. today and-at 5:30 p.m. March 20 at the
Charles Albert Field.
Opening ceremonies will be held at 11
a.m. April 10.

Continental Championship Wrestling is
March 20 at Yulee Middle School with a 7:30
p.m. bell time. The main event is an eight-
man tag team match as Rock and Roll Chris
Turner, The Marcs Brothers and Booger take
on John Douglas, Scotty Biggs, Kaos and
Kevin Toole. Southern States champ Maddog
Miller puts, his title on the line against Jarred
Micheals; Cuzirr Ricky Jay will take on Otto
Riley; and Kevin Kantrell battles Skylark. Also
see Riot, Cheyne Miles, Jonathon Wells,
Blaine Rage and Samantha Steele.
Tickets are $6 in advance (from YM.S) and
$7 at the door. A portion of the proceeds ben-
efits YMS athletics. Visit

Yulee Pop Warner will hold early sign-ups
from 9 a.m. to noon March 20 at the ballpark.

Getreadyfor KatieeRide
Jim Marino, owner of Nassau Physical
Therapy, has joined forces with David Caples,
founder Katie Ride for Life, to help promote
cycling and encourage participation for the
upcoming April 17 Katie Ride for Life. Training
rides take place at 8 a.m. (actually start riding
at 8:30 a.m.) each Saturday until the Ride.
The rides start at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center on Amelia Island. Visit

Copsand Kids 5KRurWalk
The Nassau County Sheriff's Office will
hold'it Cops and Kids 5K Run/Walk April 10 at
Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach,
2601 Atlantic Ave. All ages can participate.
The registration fee is $25 per person ($35
the day of the event). Registration begins 'at
7:30 a.m. The walk/run starts at 9 a.m.
Prizes will be given to the top four male
and female runners. Proceeds benefit the
Cops and Kids program, which is part of the
Sheriff's Foundation of Nassau County, Inc.
The goal is to promote public safety through
education, public awareness and charitable
activities. The Cops and Kids program allows
disadvantaged youth in Nassau County to get
school supplies throughout the year or shop
for Christmas presents with a Nassau County
deputy. Call Kathleen Rogers at 548-4071.

Sign up for softball
The city of Femandina Beach will sponsor
a youth softball league for ages 8-15 (as of
Dec. 31) with three divisions available (15-,
12- and 10-and-under) with machine pitch for
10-and-under. Copy of birth certificate re-

quired. Local games will be played Monday
and Thursday nights at the Ybor Alvarez coin-
plex on Bailey Road.
Register through March 26 at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center. Fee is $45 for city
residents, $54 non-city, with a $5 discount for
each additional sibling. 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

A Girls on the Run running buddy helps
girls complete the practice 5K and the end-of-
the-season New Balance Girls On The Run
5K on May 8 at 9 a.m. at Deerwood Center.
Buddies must be at least 18 years old. Visit
GOTR will have a team for the Katie Ride
for Life on April 17. This local ride on Amelia
Island helps raise the awareness of the impor-
tance of organ donation. Register for the
GOTR team at

Petanque tournament
The first Regional Petanque Tournament
will be held March 27 on seven courts at the
south end of the marina, downtown Feman-
-dina Beach. Registration is limited to 14
teams of three players each. Teams can be
arranged for single players. Registration is
$10 per player to be distributed in prize
money. Morning coffee and donuts are includ-
ed. The public is welcome. There will be
demonstration for those who want to learn the
game. Register at petanqueamerica@gmail.
corn or call 491-1190.

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

Supecrossin Jacknviie
Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM
World Championship, is an off-road motorcy-
cle racing competition produced .inside a sta-
dium that seats no less than 35,000 fans,
where dirt is brought in and sculpted using
construction equipment.
Top supercross riders Ryan Dungey, Josh
Hill, Ryan Villopoto and more battle itout for
the 2010 AMA Supercross crown. The main
event starts at 7 p.m. March 27 at
Jacksonville Municipal Stadium. Tickets are
$10-35. Purchase at or
by phone at (480) 784-444. Visit www.super- for information on the event.

The Gockle 5K "Run for the Prize" run/walk
is open to participants of all ages and includes
a free, one-mile fun fun for children 11 and
under. All events are held on the campus of
Providence School and New Life Christian,JacksonIille March,27..: iti i
-Regislratidn 7 acmthe rui/salk,,i.
begins at 8:30 a.m. and the fun run at 9:15
a.m. To register or for information, call Jinny at
(904) 223-6000 or download the registration
form at

YachtRegattain Smyrna
The seventh annual Lipton Cup Yacht
Regatta, sponsored by the Smyrna Yacht
Club, will be held April 10-11 in the ocean just
outside Ponce Inlet. A skipper's meeting will
be held at the Yacht Club's tiki hut at 5 p.m.
April 9. Entries in spinnaker, non-spinnaker
and cruising class divisions are welcome. The
race will be governed by the International
Sailing Federation Racing Rules of Sailing
2009-12 and the prescriptions of U.S. Sailing
and the 2010 Lipton Cup Regatta sailing
instructions. Entry forms and race instructions
are available at
form.htm. Entry fee is $75, USSA members
$65, late entrants after April 7, $80, and in-
cludes the two-day regatta, admission to host-
ed reception Friday evening at the Smyrna
Yacht Club and awards reception Sunday.


Adult co-ed sqftball
March 8
Step-by-Step ,
Island Academy
Crawford Jewelers
Regions Bank
Convergence Employee Leasing
Cafe Karibrew
Halftime Sports Bar
Suncoast Reebok/P5 Productions
Morrow Insurance
Moon River Pizza
Martex Services
March 10

Suncoast Reebok/P5 Productions
Island Academy
Regional Trailer Repair
Regions Bank
Crawford Jewelers
Cafe Karibrew
March 15
Regional Trailer Repair
Crawford Jewelers
Martex Services
Morrow Insurance
Cafe Karibrew
Suncoast Reebok/P5 Productions
Halftime Sports Bar
Convergence Employee Leasing

Moon River Pizza 12
Island Academy 12
Regions Bank 10
Crawford Jewelers 3-0
Suncoast Reebok/P5 Productions 3-0
Regional Trailer Repair 2-0
Convergence Employee Leasing 2-0
Kabuki 2-1
Moon River Pizza 1-1
Morrow Insurance 1-1
Step-by-Step 1-1
IslandAcademy 1-2
Halftime Sports Bar 0-2
Martex Services 0-2
Cafe Karibrew 0-3
Regions Bank 0-3
All games are played at the YborAlvarez
fields, 3243 Bailey Road, Femandina
Beach. For individual statistics and
schedules, visit


March 19 atACD
March 23 at Baldwin
March 25 RAINES
March 26 at Bolles
March 30 at Bishop Snyder
April 13 at Hilliard
April 19-22 District at FBHS

March 22
March 29
March 31
April 12
April 13

March 20
March 23
March 25
March 26
March 30
April 1
April 7-10
April 7
April 9
April 10
April 13
April 16
April 20

Junior Varsity Baseball
at Camden County
at Femandina
at West Nassau
at Trinity Christian
at Episcopal



Varsity Baseball
at Hawthorne 1:00
at Robert E. Lee 6.00
at First Coast 6.00
at Fletcher 6:30
Station Camp, Tenn 7:00
North Marion 700
Championship rounds TBD
at AndrewJackson 600

April 22 HILLIARD (seniors) 6 00
April 26-29 District at Femandina
* District
March 25 FERNANDINA 4 00
March 29 at Bishop Kenny
April 14 District at Bolles
March 20 Bob Hayes, Raines TBA
March 25 at Hllilard 4:00
April 1 County at Yulee 4:00
Apni 15 District 4-2A, Bolles 2:00
April 23 Region 1-2A, Bolles 11am
May 1 State 2A at Winter Park 9am
March 24 at St. Johns Co. Day 4 00
March 25 PAXON (AlP) 4:00
March 24 at West Nassau 4:00
March 25 at Yulee 4,00
March 29 at Bishop Snyder 4 0) .
April 13-14 Distrinct 3-2Aat Bodles 8am
March 19 at Bolles 600
March 23 EPISCOPAL 6 00

March 25
March 29
April 13 '
April 15
April 16
April 19-22.
" District

at Arlington Co. Day
at University Christan

Varsity Baseball
March 19 at Episcopal' 7:00
March 23 GLYNN ACADEMY 7:00
March 24 CAMDEN COUNTY 7:00
March 31 at Glynn Academy 7:00
April 1 at Trinity 5:00
Apnl 13 BOLLES" 7:00
April 15 at Creekside 6:00
April 16 at Yulee 6:00
Apni '?6 TRINITY 7:00
Airl -'- at Fleming Island 4:00
April 26-29 DISTRICT 3-3A TBA
Junior Varsity Baseball
. March 19 EPISCOPAL 6:00
March 23 GLYNN ACADEMY 4:00
March 25 WEST NASSAU 5:00
March 29 YULEE 6:00
March 31 at Glynn Academy 4:00
April 5 at Oranre Park 6:30
April 12 at Caildan Co, (DHI) 4:30


FRIDAY, MARCH 19,2010 SPORTS News-Leader

Big whiting

at the Sound

C harlie Taylor of Atlantic Bait &
Seafood reports good catches of'big
whiting being made at Nassau Sound
during the low falling and low incom-
ing tides.
"Some of the best recent fishing action has
been coming from Nassau Sound, where nice
catches of whiting weighing
to two pounds are being
made during the low tide
phases," Taylor said. "Fresh,
local shrimp fished dead on
the bottom is key. Fishermen
^I are also catching a few puppy
drum as well."
"Redfish are also running
in the backwaters. Capt.
ON THE Benny Hendrix guided a
client to a 65-pound black
WATER drum aboard the "Heavy
Hitter" recently. Hendrix was
TERRY fishing offshore when his
LACOSS customer landed the big
.....- drum. I look for the big run
of black drum to happen any
day now. The drum run normally follows the
whiting bite, which is taking place right now.
Whiting are also running at the
Cumberland Sound but seemto be smaller
than the whiting being caught at Nassau
Sound and from the surf.
Gary Pittman recently landed a huge large-
mouth bass he released while fishing in a
small lake.
"I was flipping a black and blue Zetta Bait
Flappin' Dad Crawfish in the black and blue
color pattern in some heavily-matted weeds
when she slammed my bass lure," Pittman
said. "Once I set the hook, she ran straight
from the weed bed to deep water, weeds and
"Before she reached open water, I was able
to pull her up on top of the weeds, where she
couldn't fight. I reached down and lip-gaffed
that big female bass that later weighed'14.2
Gary Palmer released the big female bass
that was chocked full of eggs. Last spring
Palmer caught and released a bass that

weighed just over 13 pounds. .
A full moon appeared Monday and a major
spawn of largemouth.bass.took place: The
bass spawn should last right through- the
month of March.
Weather this weekend looks excellent f r -r

area fishermen with temperatures running in
the low 70s. The ocean water temperature is
still cold, currently 58 degrees.
Tides this weekend will find a morning
flood tide arriving at 11:57 a.m. and a low tide
at 6:15 p.m. at the mouth of the Amelia River.

( i" i

Capt. Chris Holland is pictured with daughter Shelbea
and a nice ladyfish she caught while fishing from her
father's "Misti Lynn" charter boat, left top. Gator trout
like the one above headline the spring fishing season.
Capt. Jim Fussell is pictured with a seven-pound
"Gator" trout Gary Pittman, left, is pictured with a
14.2-pound bass he recently caught and released while
fishing in a small area lake.

The News-Leader encourages local anglers to
.submit photographs of their catches. E-mail pho-
tos to bjones@jbnews, mail them to
P.O. Box 766, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035, or
drop them by the office at 511 Ash St. in Fern-
andina Beach. Call Beth Jones at 261-3696.


Chailty bass tourney
For the seventh consecu-
tive year, the Northeast
Florida Association of
Realtors will raise funds for
the Haven Hospice Roberts
Care Center in Palatka
through a catch-and-release
Charity Bass Fishing
Tournament March 27.
NEFAR donates 100 percent
of all proceeds raised to
Haven Hospiceand has
dotataffiW thai r$108,000 r,-
during the past six years.
Two-person fishing teams
leave the Palatka city dock at
safe light and weigh-in is
scheduled for 3 p.m. Teams
compete for prizes, including
a $2,500 guaranteed payback
for first prize. There is an 80
percent payback to one in
every five boats. An additional
$250 cash drawing for boaters
who are present immediately
follows the tournament Visit
www.nefarcharitablebasstour- or call Nancie
Zimmerman at (904) 394-
9494, ext. 1320, or Glenn East
at (904) 394-99132.

As the weather starts to
get warmer and with the
increase in daylight hours
more and more recreational
boaters will be getting their
boats ready for the spring and
summer seasons. Before hit-
ting the water, the Coast
Guard Auxiliary urges
boaters to make sure they
have the required safety
equipment and that it is in
working order by taking
advantage of a free vessel
safety check.
Vessel safety checks are
conducted by qualified mem-

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Island resident since 1962
Real Estate Broker since 1972

bers of the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary and are the best
way of learning about prob-
lems that might be a violation
of state or federal laws and
provide the boating public
with additional safety tips that
could possibly mitigate or
eliminate preventable danger
on the water. Vessel safety
checks can be conducted on
any type of watercraft from
boats, personal watercraft to
Life jackets, fire extin-
guishers and distress signals
are just some of the items
required by federal regula-
tions. The Coast Guard also
suggests boaters equip their
vessels with a marine VHF
radio, GPS device and 406
MHz EPIRB (Emergency
Position Indicating Radio
Beacon for offshore boating).
There aren't any penalties
associated with not passing

the check. Those who do pass
may display this year's decal
on their boat.
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acquainted or reacquainted
with basic boating skills, sea-
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that may also save a live or
prevent and accident.
Visit Flotilla 14-1 website

Boatcmw trainees
'Boat crew trainees are
being sought by the U.S.
Coast Guard Auxiliary,
Flotilla 14-1, Amelia Island.
Participants must be at least
17 years of age and a U.S. citi-
zen. Training consists of
shore-side and on-the-water
activities aimed at teaching
the necessary theory and
practical skills required to
become a fully qualified crew
member. Training is by quali-
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Successful completion of
the Boat Crew training per-
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any U.S. Coast Guard
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district and the potential to
serve on board many differ-
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Crew qualified auxiliarists
may also advance to the high-
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coxswain, the small boat skip-
This course includes
heavy weather seamanship,
advanced boat handling,

advanced navigation, search
and rescue and advanced tow-'
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the coxswain training permits
the auxiliary member to skip-
per any U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary boat within their
district. Training for both the
crew and coxswain positions
is free. Certain uniforms and,
safety equipment are re-
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Project hopes to raise

visibility of Micahs Place

Get ready Fernandina
Beach and look for the unveil-
ing of Shrimp Expression, a
Micah's Place project featur-
ing shrimp sculptures dis-
played throughout the area
from May through
Approval from the city and
county has been received on
the placement of the sculp-
tures at waterfront locations,
historic downtown sites and
high-traffic tourist areas.
A habitat map from
Discovery Maps will desig-
nate the various locations of
the art. In addition to the pub-
lic display of the sculptures,
there will be numerous
games and activities for the
community and tourists to
enjoy including walking tours,
a photo contest and scav-
enger hunts.
The project will conclude
in the fall with an auction of
unpurchased shrimp.
One of the sponsors,
Katey Breen, has generously
donated her sculpture to the
city of Fernandina Beach in
honor of her father, Florence

Four queens


eight flags
For the News-Leader
X nd the opposite is true as well.
S When Queen of Hearts first
y-Vrcame to Amelia.Island in 2007 to
reform ati a- CEl.-i"g inof Story
& Song," the popular concert series host-
ed by locals Mark and Donna Paz
Kaufman, and sponsored by First Coast
Community Bank and Mixed Media,
they played to a standing-room-only audi-
ence of more than 200 people.
The four Queens (April Amick, Ellen
Britton, BethAnne Clayton and Helen .
Lewis Moore), each a recording artist
and passionate performer in her own
right, have performed in clubs and con-
cert halls from Nashville to New Jersey.
The enthusiastic response that they
experienced here stood out as one of
their most memorable. So it only made
sense for the Queens to choose Amelia
Island as the place where they would
release their latest CD, "No
There's nothing like an appreciative
audience to warm the heart of a
singer/songwriter. In Nashville, where
hundreds of songwriters compete for the
chance to play in small clubs, it's not
uncommon for there to be just a handful

L. Breen Jr.
"This would not only be an
honorarium to my father,"
Breen says, "but I feel this
beautifully finished icon could
become another symbol of
our city, somewhat like the
fabulous pirate at the depot
which children and families
love to photograph, creating a
visual memory of their time
here." A location for perma-
nent placement of the sculp-
ture has not been deter-
The artist painting this
donated sculpture is Olga
Wilson. She and her family
moved here last June and her
husband is a LTCD in the
Navy. Although Olga has a
master's of art in, history and
languages she says, "Art is
my other passion. I have been
painting on and off since I
was 12. I prefer doing chil-
dren's art. In the past year I
completed a 30 by 8 foot
mural for the recreational
center in Lawrence, Kan., and
a few smaller ones for the
local businesses there. fam
hoping to do something like

Olga Wilson works on her sculpture, "Fernandina'
Shrimp O'Maze," which will be an array of various his-
torical buildings of the downtown area.

that for Fernandina Beach. I
am very excited and honored
that my design was selected,
for this project."

Each shrimp has a'spon-
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The Queen of Hearts, from left, BethAnne Clayton, Helen Lewis Moore, Ellen
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of people in the audience usually
friends and family. Some have even joked
that songwriters will break out their gui-
tars to play for three people waiting for a
bus. So it's no surprise that many of the
talented performers that the Kaufrnans
came to know in Nashville before mov-
ing to Amelia Island are thrilled to travel
here to perform.

Queen of Hearts will celebrate "An
Evening of Story & Song's" fifth anniver-
sary on Saturday, March 27, with songs
from their new CD that each of the
Queens has penned, as well as their
familiar repertoire of lush harmonies,
meaningful lyrics and witty banter. For a
sneak preview, visit

Grenache: old

grape, new star

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world; it is time the Roussillon region
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luding annexed by France in 1659.
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ted quanti- its way through the
all vintners Langued'oc and to the
n and south- Rhone.
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nary role in were attracted to the vine for
been as a its ability to produce high
second fiddle yields and withstand the
nillo, caber- heat and drought conditions
iponent of of the Central Coast; so it
nes. became a fixture of cheap
garnacha jug wines.
Spain, is That is changing. The
ke a state- emergence of quality 100
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rnia has nacha from Spain has
ite. sparked a re-evaluation of
(or opportu- this "workhorse" varietal. A
che is that group of San Joaquin vint-
grape ners have formed the
weather and "Rhone Rangers" and are
soil. Plant it promoting the development
et climates, of Rhone-style wines, similar
rth, and the to the pricey ChAteauneuf-
ibject to fun- du-Pape (you can find an 80.
seases. That percent gr. rachc -at $43 bot-
perfect for tie at Amelia Liquors) or less
and costly blends (such as the
of southern Mas de la Dame ros6 at
Priorat Publix for $18). Located
nia in north- about halfway between Los
nd Angeles and San Francisco,
Joaquin moderately priced limestone
around land is being planted with
*grenache and other Rhone
spicy, berry- grapes such as mouvedre. It
on the may be a few years before
atively high we see quality grenache
(15 percent wines from this region as.
needs care- the better wines come from
.ds for best older vines.
oduction In the meantime high
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and color, now showing up on local
s usually shelves. Hartis Teeter has
her grapes. just stocked two: Vifia
all artisan Borgia, a 100 percent gar-
making qual- nacha priced at $8, and- a
ecedence favorite of mine, Borsao
quickly. So
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The Amelia Island Museum

Pursuit of Happiness: Shifting
Ideas of What Happiness Means and Why Some
Countries Are Happier Than Others.
Ramsay's specialty is comparative politics and
his most recent publication is The Good Society:
An Introduction to Comparative Politics, co-
authored with Alan Draper. The book examines
why some countries are better than others at cre-
ating conditions that permit citizens to fulfill their
human potential. The program is 6 p.m. at the
museum. 233 S. Third St. It is free and open to the
public. For information, contact Alex at 261-7378,
ext. 102.
~L~lM, iPARADEi & ARAilil:

Motorcycles and miniature cars will zigzag
their way up and down Centre Street at the 62nd
annual Fernandina Beach Shrine Parade starting
at 11 a.m. March 20. Lineup is at the city ballpark
(Beech and llth streets) at 10 a.m. The parade will
head north on llth Street one block to Atlantic

Avenue. turn west and travel down town to Front
Street at the waterfront. The Divan reviewing area
will be in front of the Palace Saloon at Second and
Centre streets. Units will dis-
band at Front Street and have im- m
the option of parking in the
area and enjoying downtown
or returning to the ballpark.
The Shrine Club also will
host a barbecue dinner at the Amelia Masonic
Lodge. 1101 South 14th St.. from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Contributions are $8 each for the dinner that con-
sists of barbecue pork with baked beans, cole
slaw and bread.


The grand finale Big Read event. Farewell to
the Falcon, will be held March 25 at
6 p.m. at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center auditorium,
2.500 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina
Help the Nassau County Public
Library and the Nassau County
Sheriff's Office sold this murder ---"
mystery at staged crime scenes. Who committed
this horrific crime? Where were you when it hap-
pened? Can you help solve this mystery? For fur-

their information call 277-7365. Donations accept-
ed to benefit the Teen Program at the library.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Fernandina
Beach Branch Library and the Nassau County
Sheriff's Office. The Big Read is an initiative of
the National Endowment for the Arts in partner-
ship with the Institute of Museum and Library
Services and Arts Midwest.

The first "Ridin' For RAIN" ( ,
benefit motorcycle ride will '",'
be held March 21 from 2-6
p.m. Enjoy an escorted ride
through Nassau County. with
proceeds going to help the
animals of RAIN and its many community out-
reach programs.
Sign up starts at 11:30 a.m. at Nassau Power
Sports, corner of AlA and Miner Road, and end at
Murray's Grille in Yulee for barbecue and music
from the Mike Miller Band. The $25 donation per
bike (plus $5 per extra person) includes a shirt.
hat and meal. Cash bar provided by Murray's
Grille. Non-riders are welcome to enjoy the food
and music.
For registration, call (904) 879-5861 or e-mail





The American Legion
Riders Chapter 54 will host
their monthly "steak night"
at the new American Legion
Post, 626 S. Third St., from 5-
7 p.m. March 20. Dinner
includes a steak cooked to
order, baked potato, corn-on-
the-cob, salad and a roll for a
$10 donation. To-go dinners
are available. All proceeds
benefit programs sponsored
by the American Legion
Riders Chapter 54.

The 10th Annual Kid's
Fun Day, sponsored by the
Fernandina Beach High
School Interact Club, will be
held March 20 from 10:30
a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Central
Park on Atlantic Avenue.
Children ages 3-7 are invited
to enjoy games, prizes, an art
center, jumpy funhouses, a.
field play area, face
painting/tattoos, and lots of
fun. The event is free.
Children must be accompa-
nied by an adult.

The Parks and Recreation
Department, the Optimist
Clubs of Fernandina Beach
and Yulee and the North
Florida Association for the
Education of Young Children
will host the third annual
Family Fun Kite Festival
from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 20
at Main Beach Park. All ages
may participate with any type
of kite; store purchased,
homemade, or professional.
For information contact
Bobbie Mathews, NFAEYC
chairperson, at 261-2081, or
Scott at the Parks and
Recreation Department, 277-
7350, ext. 2012.

The Amelia Island Tourist
Development Council and the
American Institute of
Architects Jacksonville
Chapter will host the inaugu-
ral Sandblast sandcastle-
building competition today
through March 21. Teams
will gather at Seaside beach
on Amelia Island to construct
sandcastles of all shapes and
sizes in the quest for prizes
and awards.
For entry information, call
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"Are You My Friend," an
evening of dinner and music
in memory of Kristi Jeraine
Wilder, will be held March 26
from 6-9 p.m. at the
Springhill Baptist Church
Family Life Center, CR 107
in Nassauville. The evening
supports scholarship funds.
The Mighty Gospel Tone
Quartet of Jacksonville will
perform and tax-deductible
donations are accepted for
ARC/Nassau Kristi, to help
. clients attend an annual field
trip; FSCJ/Nassau Kristi
Wilder "Are You My Friend"
.Special Needs Fund, for stu-
dents with financial needs;
and the UNF "Are You My
Friend" scholarship, given to a
junior/senior majoring in spe-
cial education.
Make checks payable to
the fund of your choice and
mail to Kenny and Donna
Wilder, 95206 Wilder Blvd.,
Femandina Beach, FL 32034.
For information call 277-4849,
Donna at 753-9044 or Kenny
at 753-9042.
* *
The Fernandina Beach
Arts Council will host its
inaugural Meet the Arts Expo
from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March
27 at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center, 2500
Atlantic Ave., Fernandina
Beach. Admission is free.
The goal of expo is to raise
awareness of the many non-
profit arts organizationsin our
community, and of the wealth
of opportunities available to
local residents to both enjoy
and participate in the arts.
A Fernandina Beach Arts
Council Roundtable will be
held from 9-9:45 a.m. at the
rec center to introduce the
council and its mission, and
for the council to gather input
on how it can best serve the
organizations that make up
the local arts community.
* *
RAIN Humane Society
SPCA will participate in a
multi-unit garage sale for
renters on March 27 at
Bridgeview Storage on A1A,
time TBA. To donate items to
the sale, contact Ailene Wood
at 491-4900. All proceeds
benefit the animals and pro-
grams of RAIN.

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FRIDAY. March 19.2010 LEISURE News-Leader

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On March 28 Amelia Arts
Academy will celebrate
"Food as an Art" with the
17th Annual Gourmet
Progressive Dinner fundrais-
Guests will enjoy dinner
and musical entertainment in
some of Amelia Island's most
spectacular homes as chefs
create unique themed culinary
masterpieces that represent
their personal artistic vision.
Each chef will be assigned to
a different home, and no more
than 14 people will be served
in each home.
For tickets call the Amelia
Arts Academy at 277-1225 or
Due to the intimate setting of
this event, space is limited.
* *
Maurice's in Yulee will
sponsor a 411 Runway
Fashion Show for Charity
from 7-10 p.m. April 1 at
Sheffield's at the Palace,
117 Centre St., Fernandina
Beach. Tickets are $25 and
include Ketel One cocktails,
finger food from Espafia, a
fashion goodie bag, music
from DJ Anonymous and a
silent auction. Advance tickets
are available at The Palace
Saloon, Sheffield's at the
Palace and Maurice's. Call
Nassau Goes Pink, Inc.,
a non-profit created to assist
cancer patients in Nassau
County enduring hardships
associated with chemothera-
py and radiation treatment,
will hold its inaugural
fundraiser 10 a.m. to 11
p.m. April 3 at Main Beach
There will be music all day
to suit every taste, a children's
park and crafts plus games,
manicures, neck massages,
haircuts, a horseshoe tourna-
ment, a silent auction, raffles
and barbecue dinners. At 9
p.m. a luminary.ceremony will
honor those lost to cancer.
Arts and crafts vendors and
other groups are invited to
rent a booth for $40, or $25
for non-profits. All proceeds
go to offering "a helping hand
till a cure is found."
For information, to rent a
booth or donate silent auction
items, contact Chrissy Branch
at .491-1967 or e-mail
* *
Nassau Goes Pink is
....ooking for people to make 9
1/2-inch quilt blocks in
memory of a loved one who
has endured cancer. The
completed blocks will be used
to make a quilt that will be
auctioned at the festival April
3 from 10a.m.-11 p.m. at
Main Beach Park. Contact
Carol at (904) 502-8811.
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Behavioral Health Agency
presents its first annual
fundraising gala and dinner,
"An evening with William
Cope Moyers," in the'
Cumberland Ballroom of the
Amelia Island Plantation
Conference Center.
Moyers is a nationally syn-
dicated columnist, journalist,
author of the New York Times
best-selling book, Broken; My
Lufe ofAddiotion and
Redemption, and the son of
Emmy-award winning journal-
ist Bill Moyers.
Tickets are $100 per per-
son, and a portion of the price
is tax deductible. A cocktail
reception begins at 6 p.m. fol-
lowed by dinner at 6:45 and.
the keynote speaker's presen-
tation at 8:15. The event will
conclude at approximately
9:30, and books may be pur-
chased and signed by the
author immediately after-
Tickets may be purchased
from a link on the Sutton
Place website,,
or from Joyce Jones at 225-
8280, ext. 419.
* *
The Men's Newcomers
Club, in association with
the Women's Newcomers
Club, will hold its Annual
Spring Fling Dinner Dance
at Amelia Island Plantation
on April 17. Delicious fare will
be catered by Old South
Yankee, with music and danc-
ing by "The Bobcats."
Cocktails at 6:30 p.m., fol-
lowed by dinner at 7:30 p.m.
and dancing from 7-10 p.m.
BYOB with soft drinks and
setups provided. Cost is $45
per person. Mail checks .
.(Men's Newcomers Club) to
Bob Keane, 1793 Mariners
Walk, Amelia Island, FL
32034. Attire is island casual,
no jeans. Reservations are
limited and close on April 10.
For information contact Bob
LaPlaca at 225-0617 or

The Nassau County
Volunteer Center's 25th
annual Volunteer Awards
Luncheon will be held April
22 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at
the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. This
year's theme is "A Silver
Anniversary Celebrating 25
Years of Service to Nassau
County." The event is spon-
sored by Rayonier.
Full tables, seating eight,
are $150. Half tables are $85
and'small business tickets are
$35. Reservations are
required. For more informa-
tion contact: the News Leader,
511 Ash St., 261-3696;
Century 21/John T. Ferreira,
261-5571; the Nassau County
Volunteer Center, 261-2771;
or e-mail ncvcfb@aol. Also
Individual ticket reservations
are available through the
Volunteer Center, 1303
Jasmine St., Ste 104A.
* *
The third annual Nassau
Humane Society Golf *
Tournament will be held
April 28 at 12:30 p.m. at
Long Point, four-person
handicap scramble, captain's
choice (your team or we will
pair you). Entry fee is $125
per player, which includes
golf, cart, treat bag, prizes,
wine, hors d' oeuvres, cash
bar and silent auction. Non-
golfers are invited to evening
festivities for $30 per person.
Foursomes are invited men,
women and mixed teams.
Contact GuySasanfar@com- or (904) 206-4092. All
proceeds benefit the Nassau

Humane Society.
* *
A bridge club for seniors
meets Mondays and
Thursday from 1-3 p.m. at
the Peck Center, 511 South
11th St., Femandina Beach.
The club is free and no part-
ner is necessary. Equipment
is furnished. For more infor-
mation, call 277-7350.

Do something different -
exciting team trivia with
Maggie the Trivia Meister on
Wednesday at 7 p,m. at the
Crab Trap in downtown
Fernandina Beach. Enjoy a
special trivia menu and drinks,
win prizes and listen to music
while you improve your mem-
ory and get smarter. Free ahd
open to the public.


Winner of two Tony Awards
in 1980 and another for its,
Broadway revival in 1994,
"42nd Street" is at the new
Alhambra Theatre, 12000
Beach Blvd., through April 26.
A celebration of Broadway
and the people involved in
shows, "42nd Street" features
varied and upbeat dance
numbers and hit musical
songs such as "We're in the
Money," "Lullaby of
Broadway" and "Shuffle off to
Tickets start at $42 and
include dinner and the show.
Call the box office at (904)
641-1212 or visit www.alham- for details.
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In honor of the Bard's
446th birthday, Fernandina
Little Theatre will host a
Shakespearean evening in
April. Auditions will be held
at 1014 Beech St. on March
21 at 2 p.m. Bring your
favorite monologue, sonnet or
short scene if you wish.
Scripts will be available. For
information e-mail fitbiz@peo-,

The danceWORKS
Annual Spring Dance
Concert with. guest artist
Trey Mcintyre Project is
March 26 at 8 p.m. and
March 27 at 7 p.m. (followed
by optional reception) at the
Nathan H, Wilson Center for
the Arts, Florida State College
at Jacksonville, South
Campus, 11901 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville. Tickets are $10
adults; $8 seniors and mili-
tary; and $5 FSCJ. Tickets for
Sthe Saturday concert and
Sreception'are $50. Call (904)""
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Amelia Community
Theatre presents one of the
most beloved musicals of all
time, Sir Gilbert and
Sullivan's "The Pirates of
Penzance," as the opening
production of its new facility at
207 Cedar St.
This endearing tale of.duty,
friendship and love has some-
thing for everyone. Directed
by Toni D'Amico, with musical
direction by Jill Dillingham.
Performances are April 8-
10, 15-17, and 22-24 at 8
p.m. and at 2 p.m. April 18.
Tickets cane purchased
at the box office for $17.
Tickets for students through
grade 12 are $10. For infor-
mation visit ameliacommuni- or call 261-6749.


Sutton Place Behavioral
Health presents the Color of
Hope art exhibition at the
Amelia Island Museum of
History, 233. S. Third St., with
an opening.reception March

26 at 6 p.m. Finger food and
drinks will be provided. Wine
provided with a donation. The
show will be displayed for 90
days. The public is invited and
a encouraged tq attend.

The Florida State College
Betty P. Cook Nassau
Center gallery exhibit,
"Talismans of the Far East,"
is up until March 30 and fea-
tures 24 religious talismans
from the collection of
Professor James Kemp, who
teaches Asian Humanities at
the college. Obtained from
Taoist, Buddhist and Shinto

temples in Taiwan, Korea,
Japan and Southeast Asia,
the collection includes both
wood block prints and a few
stone rubbings and painted
talismans on cloth or paper.
The Nassau Center is
located at 76346 William
Burgess Blvd., Yulee. Call
* *
Spring 2010.classes are
forming now at the Art
House, 1303 Jasmine St.,
Fernandina Beach, and at the
Beach House on North
Fletcher Avenue, including
traditional and digital photog-
raphy with award-winning
photographer Robin Childers;
wedding photography, formal,
documentary and bride styled;
beach portraits; drawing work-
shops, for those that can't
draw, won't draw but still have
a desire to draw (no previous
experience preferred); and Art
After School, a high impact
and energetic art program
with drawing, painting, clay,
animation and photography.
For information and to register
call (904) 705-6178 or 261-
0116 or e-mail Visit
* *
The Amelia Island
Museum of History needs
the help of local photogra-
phers for its 2010 edition of
"Fernandina through
Whether you're a shrimper,
a fisherman or a mill-worker,
Femandina has always been
a blue-collar town with hard
working citizens. The muse-
um hopes to capture this spirit
of industriousness, as well as
photos of residents at play.
For centuries, people have
hiked, biked, sailed, surfed
and generally enjoyed them-
selves in the endless wilder-
The museum will combine
submitted photographs with
archival photos of residents,
working and playing. For full
rules and information, Visit or
contact Alex at 261-7378, ext.
* *
The Cumberland Sound
Woodcarvers meet the first
and third Monday and on the
second and fourth
Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at
128 West Peach Ave. in
Kingsland, Ga. Anyone inter-
ested in carving or learning to
carve, call Bob at (912) 674-

Watercolor workshops
for beginner to advanced con-
tinue by local and internation-
al watercolor instructor
William Maurer, author of
Sketches Of Amelia Island
andFemandina Beach. Call
* *
Local Artist Kathleen
Hardin continues with her
"fun group" workshops for
acrylic painters. Feel at ease
while painting a new subject
each week. Call 261-8276.


One ticket, four pibs, a
wealth of historical information
about downtown Fernandina
and a good time for all. Join
the Amelia Island Museum
of History Thursdays at
5:30 p.m. to tour four of the
town's most popular, notori-
ous 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 and those you see
along your way. Tickets are
$25 (must be 21, must show
ID); tour begins at the train
depot in downtown Fernandi-
na Beach. Reservations
required. Contact Thea at
261-7378, ext.105 or
* *
Learn Amelia Island
ghost stories as you tiptoe
through dark streets with a
museum guide. This tour
begins at 6 p.m. every Friday.
Tickets are $10/adults and
$5/students. Contact Thea at
261.7378, ext. 105 or for

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100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 204 Work Wanted 403 Finanoak-Homr/Property 606 Photo Equipnmient & Sal3es 619 Equipment 800 REAL ESTATE 813 Investment Property 858 Condos-Unfurnished
101 Card of Thanks 205 Live-in Help 404 Money To Loan 607 A.ntiques-Collect.oies 620 Coal-Wood-Fuel 801 Wanted to Buy or Rent 814 West Nassau County 859 Homes-Furnished
102 Lost & Found 206 Child Care 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 Produce 621 Garden/Lawn Equipment 802 Mobile Homes 815 Kngsland/St. Marys 860 Homes-Unfurnished
103 In Memoram 207 Business Opportunity 501 Equipment 609 Appliances 622 Plants,'Seeds/Fertilizer 803 Mobile Home Lots 816 Camden County 861 Vacation Rentals
104 Personals 300 EDUCATION 502 Livestock & Supplies 610 Air Conditiornrs/Heaters 623 Swap/Trade 804 Amelia Island Homes 817 Other Areas 862 Bed & Breakfast
105 Public Notice 301 Scnools & Instruction 503 Pets/Supplies 611 Home Furnishings 62.- Wanted to Buy 805 Beaches 850 RENTALS 863 Office
106 Happy Card 302 DieutExercise 504 Semrces 612 Musoal Instruments 625 Free iterr.s 806 Waterfront 851 Roommate Wanted 864 Commercaleta
107 Special Occasion 303 Hobbies/Crafts 600 MERCHANDISE 613 Televiion-Radio-Stereo 700 RECREATION 807 Condomlnlmus 852 Mobile Homes 865 Warehouse
108 Gift Shops 305 Tutoring 601 Garage Sales 614 Jewelry/Wacnhes 701 Boats & Trailers 808 Off Estand/Yulee 853 Mobile Home Lots 901 TRANSPORTATION
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Lessons/Classes 602 Articles for Sale 615 Bulding Materials 702 Boat Supplies/Dockage 809 Lots 854 Room 902 Trucks
201 Help Wanted 400 FINANCIAL 603 Miscellaneous 616 Storage/Warehouses 703 Sports Eouipment Sales 810 Farms & Acreage 855 Apartments-Furnished 903 Vans
202 Sales-Business 401 Mortgage Bought/Sold 604 Bicycles 617 Machinery-Tools-Equip. 704 Recreation, Vehicles 811 Commercial/Retail 856 Apartments-Unfurn. 904 Motorcycles
Z03 Horel/Restaurant .402 StocKs &.Bonds 605 Computers-Supprlies 618 Auctions 705 Computers & Supplihes 812 Property Exchange 857 Condos-Furnished 905 Commercial


102 Lost & Found

FOUND RING at Main Beach parking
lot on Tues., 3/16. Call 491-0756.
If You Have Lost Your Pet please
check the Nassau Humane Society
facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next
to the airport (904)321-1647 & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
License Rd. In Yulee next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440.

104 Personals
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Illegal to advertise any prefer-
ence, limitation, or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make any such preference,
limitation or discrimination.
The News-Leader will not
knowingly accept any advertising
for real estate which is in violation
of the law. All persons are hereby
informed that all dwellings
advertised are available on an
equal opportunity basis.
If you believe that you may have
been discriminated against in
connection with the sale, rental or
financing of housing, call the'
United States Department of
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HUD 1(800)669-9777, or for
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HAMPTON INN at the Beach
is looking for aggressive self starter to
facilitate room sales. Duties include
local direct sales to business
community and group sales. Flexible
scheduling available. Email resumes to or apply in
person at Hampton Inn 2549,Sadjer
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OTR DRIVERS New trucks. Avg
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GARAGE SALE 3635 S. Fletcher. Sat.
3/20, 8am. Cleaned out attic, lots of
stiffl Also Shih-Tzu puppies.
MOVING SALE Professional' pool
table, commercial lawn equipment,
piano, drums, keyboards, Hammond
B3 organ, & oak table, 20HP boat
motor. (904)432-8250
YARD SALE Fri. & Sat., 9am-4pm.
Pine Rd. off Bailey. Collectibles, sport
cards, Star Wars, coins, military, good
clothes, & all items priced to go..
GARAGE SALE 86533 Riverwood Dr.,
Yulee. Sat.. 3/20, 9am-lpm. Large
men's clothing, Dell laptop, bedding w/
curtains, toddler items, office furniture,
GARAGE SALE Furniture, boys &
girls clothes, & other misc. Items.
1114 N. 14th St.
at Amelia Island Self Storage. Sat.
3/20, 8am-3pm. Food, door prizes, &
FREE chair massages. 2641 Bailey Rd.
(904) 261-5700
clothes, :fishing tackle, lawn mower,
tools, fishing poles, reels, misc. things,
free things. Fri. 3/19, 9am-lpm. Sat.
3/20, 8:30am-lpm. NO EARLY BIRDS.
WEST OF 95 & AlA right on
Wildwood Rd. Follow signs. Exercise
bike, boys clothes sz. 7-14, paperbacks
25; hardbacks $1.00, videos 50,
women's plus clothes. Fri. & Sat.,
8am-3pm. /
3/20, 8am-12pm. 96585 Blackrock Rd.,
45 degree left curve white house
w/blue roof on left. Truck, tannioi bed,
household items, clothes & lots more.


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201 Help Wante |
Femandina Beach has an opening for a
physical therapy aide. This is a full time
position requiring strong work ethics,
good organizational and people skills,
and the ability to handle multiple tasks.
EOE. Interested candidates should fax
resume to Attn: Human Resources
(706)365-6565 or email to
Come be a part of one of the
largest furniture showrooms In the
Southeast. Exciting Interior Design/
Sales opportunity available with Lott's
Furniture at store on Amelia Island.
Requires 3-5 years of previous interior
design and/or sales experience,
excellent customer service skills, and a
proven initiative. Please email your
resume to info(
DRIVERS for Amelia Island & Jax.
Min. 25 yrs. old. Clean driving record.
Best lease rates. Good Income
potential. Call (904)225-8888.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.
Experience w/infants to five year olds
necessary. Sunday mornings 7:45-
12:15. Call Lucy (904)261-6764 or
Church (904)261-6306.
Hourly + comm., benefits. Must be
highly motivated, friendly & flexible.
Paid training. Call (904)225-8964 or Ed
at (904)540-2314.
OSPREY VILLAGE is currently
seeking a F/T Dishwasher, F/T Cook &
PRN Housekeeper. Apply at:

has two booth rental positions
available. We offer competitive rates,
paid vacation, education, & retail
commission. Please call (904)432-
8374 for an interview.
The Tribune & Georgian, an 8,000-
.circulation, twice-weekly newspaper in
southeast Georgia, is looking for a
dynamic, community-minded journalist
with strong.leadership skills and a nose
for local news to run the editorial
department and manage a staff of four
full-time employees. Position involves
writing articles/editorials, copy editing,
assigning and developing local 'story
.ideas, newspaper layout, fielding public
inquiries and overseeing the dally.
operation of the editorial department.
Candidate must be energetic,
motivated, organized, creative and
have a passion for the community
newspaper business. Newspaper
experience, photography skills, page
design experience and college degree
requirid-:- Bubrttlev \rst imbortynt
requiements- are- v 'itrak record. of
excellence in copnrrmjnit, 'journalism,
strong news judgment and the
confidence and maturity needed to
make an impact in the community. If
this sounds like you, submit resume
and a 200-word column of what you
think a community newspaper should
be to Dublisher(
by March 26, 2010. Community
Newspapers, Inc. EOE
available for 166 unit complex. HVAC a
must. Plumbing and carpentry a plus.
Competitive pay, benefits, and
distodunted rent offered. Please apply in
person to 123 West Hirth Road,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, or fax
your resume to 904-277-6956.
DRIVERS Food tanker drivers need-
ed. OTR positions avail now. CDL-A w/
tanker req'd. Outstanding pay & bene-
fits. Teams welcome. Call 877-484-
3042, ANF

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applications for full time outside Sales
Rep. Includes salary, commission and
expenses, .401K, life, health and
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1 204 Work Wanted
SEMI RETIRED ELECTRICIAN - welcomed. (904)277-4777
IMPROVEMENT License, insurance,
bonded. One call covers it all. Sam
(904)548-7872 or Mel (904)495-3552.
One time & long term service. Free
estimates. Reasonable. Call 277-3214,
leave message.

'207 Business
$800/day? 25 local machines & candy
$9,995. (888)629-9968 B02000033.
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301 Schools &
'high paying Aviation Maint. Career. FAA,
approved program. Financial aid if'
qualified Housing avail. Aviation Insti-
tute of Maint; (888)349-5387. ANF

musician available for classes. Positive
environment. Reasonable rates. John
Kaminski (904)415-6555.

404 Money To Loan
As seen on TV. Injury lawsuit
dragging? Need $500-$500,000+
within 48 hrs? Low rates. Apply now by
phone. Toll free (800)568-8321. ANF

501 Equipment
90HP, 495hrs, Custom built forestry
cage w/door, full belly pans and easy
access maintenance panels, front-end
loader w/reinforced bucket, replaceable
teeth, under-mount cutting edge/
scraper, quick attach and adjustable
forks (Includes forks), custom A/C
gbMftek, rAw T 't.cufter"''ncluded.
$30K Call Tom, (67,8)077-5,38 for all
the details.

Hound mix. 1-1/2 yrs old. Neutered,
micro-chipped, & all vaccinations up to
date.' Call (904)583-0297.
SHELTIE AKC (1) beautiful male, 8
wks. Health certificate. Sable & white.
(904)583-7844 or 583-5206.
months old, 3 feedings daily: $800/
each. (904)225-8634
1/2 English 1/2 American Bulldog. 3
yfs old. House trained indoor dog.
Gentle, big, fun-loving guy. 556-4604
wormed. Call (904)879-2722.
CHIHUAHUA PUPPY 14 .weeks old.
Health certificate. $100. Call (904)261-

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! 601 Garage Sales II

SALE at end of Barnwell Rd (beside
Lowe's). Sat. 3/20. Gates open from
8am-12pm. Rain or Shine.
2-FAMILY YARD SALE 87441 Haven
Rd., Yulee. Under counter microwave,
fridge, toys, TV's, go-cart, cloth, lots of
items, windows, doors. Too much to
list. Sat. 3/20, 8am-3pm. For
directions call 583-0012.
SAT. 3/20, 8AM Antique outboard
engines, various household items.
1501 Lake Park Dr., Amelia Park (in
alley behind house).

601 Garage Sales I

BOOK SALE Fri. 3/19 & Sat. 3/20,
9am-2pm. Hardcovers, paperbacks,
old/new. 1303 Jasmine off 13th St.
(look for red signs from 8th & 14th
Streets). Read-in-Peacel
GARAGE SALE 85252 Blackmon Rd.
(Yulee). Fnri. 3/19 & Sat. 3/20, 8am-
12 noon.
HUGE YARD SALE Fri. & Sat., 9am-
2pm. Dead end of Harry Green Road
in Yulee.

Gold-Currency Coin Auction
Sunday, March 21", 2010
Preview 10 AM Auction 11 AM
jfranl"'5 ntique4 & Z uctions
U.S. HWY. I Hilliard, FL.
Coins 1892-S Morgan, 1881 CC Morgan, 1921
Peace, 1885-CC Morgan
Currency Confederate notes, Civil War Tokens, |
Silver Certificates .
Coins 1915 Ducat, 1959 20 Pecos, 1905 ig.4 ,
USA $10. Many more quality coins
too numerous to list.
ToView On-Line ID #4730. Credit Cards accepted
13% Buyers Premium Discounted to 10 % for Cash or Check Sale by:
Barbara Speal Bus. Lic. #366
For information call: (904) 845-2870
Auctioneer: Don Elliott Lic. #1487

1602 Articles for Sale
GUN SHOW Sat. 3/27, 9-5 & Sun.
3/28, 9-4. The Morocco Shrine, 3800
St. Johns Bluff Rd., Jax. North Florida
Arms Collectors, (386)325-6114.
(2) TICKETS to see "Menopause" at
the Times-Union Center on 4/24/10 at
2pm. $100 for both tickets. Call (904)

610 Air Conditioners
HEAT/COOL Window units & ice ma-
chines, used all sizes w/warr. Repairs
to central & window AC's, refrigerators
& freezers. Kish's (904)225-9717.
619 Business Equipment
FOR SALE Equipment from small
sign making business. Equipment
stored in F.B. For info & access contact,
First Coast Community Bank, Frank
Ridley (904)491-724B.

Features include:
2 bedroom garden units 2 bedroom townhouse style
3 bedroom garden unit,* Marsh views
Swimming pool Dishwasher Laundr, facilitiES
Washer/dryer connections* - IhA1icr dJi erf units a allable'
Water, garbage & pest conufiil included in rent
Prices starting at $675. per month
*Some features not available in all units
Less than 2 miles from the beach and yoti un all to the -hops
& restaurants at The Gateway to Amel a Cante r'

AU u-y! (904) 261-0791
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624 Wanted To Buy
PAID. (904)879-1190 / 705-8628

704 Recreation Vehicles
28 ft. 5th wheel RV. Full equipped,
excellent condition. $14,900/OBO. Call
(904)432-8060. (Fern. Beach).

802 Mobile Homes
nice lot with' 0 *down financing and
$675/mo. payments. (904)589-9585
JACOBSEN 3BR/2BA on 1 acre lot
with new well, septic.and power pole.
Low down and only $699/mo. Call
4BR/2BA HOME built in 2004 on
over an acre of land with island
kitchen, sxs fridge, and overhead
microwave. Home is in great shape and
ready to move in with low down and
only $750/mo. Call (904)589-9585.
acres for rent in Nassauville. $600/mo.
+ $600 deposit. (904)509-0723
REPO 3BR/2BA on 1 acre, built in
2005. Low down, low monthly. (904)

* 85061 Tinma Road. Yulee .i F '26.- ''''-
maintnenace included. $775/mo 35 Teal Court ToWnhome in Marsh
Lakes. 3BR/3BA + bonus room. 2 car
garage, community pool and tennis.
n1Stireet,'osars' 0m '. 0 $1150. Available NOW.

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804 Amelia Island Homes
Owner. Renovated & furnished 2-story
club villa, 2BR. $253,000 sales price.
$1150/mo. 1 year lease. 491-5906

805 Beaches
Visit for a
complete list, or call Bob' Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.

S 806 Waterfront
CREEK Only minutes to the ICW &
Atlantic Ocean! $699,000. Sea Horse
Properties (904)432-8184.
Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
Lasserre, Realtor.

807 Condominiums
- Renovated complex on marsh w/huge
oaks. 2BR/1BA garden unit. Major
upgrades. $119,000. (904)945-6256

808 Off Island/Yul
3BR/2BA 1.23 treed acres, eat-in
kitchen, formal dining room, huge
family room with F/P. Many nice feat-
ures. Immaculate condition. Close to
shopping, beach & Jax. Ready to move
in. Price $189,900. (912)674-3539

809 Lots
VACANT LOT on water in Otter Run
Subd. Asking $51,900. Call (904)321-0684.
(2) BUILDING LOTS In Historic
Femandina Beach. 50X100 each. Views
down the Amelia River. $75,000/each.
Call (904)753-0379.

851 Roommate Wanted
to share 2BR/2BA w/2-car garage
lose to beach. Pool & tennis. Great
location. $465/mo. (678)386-4331

MATURE PERSON Prefer non-smok-
er to share Ig 2BR/1BA located across
from beach. Includes cable and inter-
net. $400 + $200 dep. (904)277-0040
ED Large house to share in Nassau-
ville. $400/mo., includes utilities. Call

1 852 Mobile Homes
TWO DWMH Wilson Neck/Yulee
area. 3BR/2BA, $700-$800/mo. Dep.
& references required. (904)548-1105,
leave message.
acre located on Mobley Heights Rd.
(904)753-2155 or 753-2156
& monthly rates. (904)225-5577
small, very quiet trailer park. Water,
garbage, sewer & lawn service provid-
ed. $550/mo. + $500 dep. 261-6486
On Island 2/1 & 2/2 SWMH In park
starting at $165 wk/$660 mo + dep.
Off Island Holly Point 2/2 SWMH
$175 wk/$695/mo + dep. 261-5034
85156 WESLEY RD. Wilson Neck
area. 3/2, 1500sf, carport, washer/
dryer. $795/mo. Nick Deonas Realty,
Inc. (904)277-0006
3BR/2BA 1600 sq ft Mobile Home on
2 acres in Yulee. Lrg front porch and
utility shed. $1,000/mo. + dep. Call
Gall at 225-2778.

epting applications for our 1 & 2 bed-
room units. Rent based on income.
Apply /at Sandridge Apts., 2021 Jas-
mine St., Femandina Beach; (904)277-
8722. Handicap Accessible units
available. This institution is an equal
-opportunity provider and employer.

BestAddress m inFernamndina Beach

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856 Apartments

OCEAN VIEW Luxury 3BR/1BA, tile
floors throughout, W/D, upgraded app-
liances. Avail May 1st. 927 N. Fletch-
er. $1050/mo + dep. (904)386-1005
3BR/2BA APT. at the Palms. Service
animals only. $1000/mo. Call AMELIA
RENTALS (904)261-9129.
W/D. $775/mo. Call (904)321-1897.
Affordable Living We are accepting
applications for our 1 & 2 bedroom
units. Rent based on income. Apply at
Post Oak Apts., 996 Citrona Dr.,
Fernandina Beach; (904)277-7817.
Handicap Accessible units available.
This institution is an equal opportunity
provider and employer.
For Rent 2BR/1.5BA townhouse apt.
Newly rebuilt. CH&A, stove, refrig.,
d/w, carpet. $795/mo. + dep. & ref's.
828 Nottingham Dr. (904)261-3035
OCEANSIDE 1BR Main beach area.
Utilities included. $675/mo. Service
pets only. Call (847)867-3163.

857 Condos-FurnishedI
costs included with 3BR/2BA for
$1100/mo. Interested parties can call

1BR-1BA Amelia Woods. Beautifully
furnished, vaulted ceilings. Pool & close
to beach access. $825/mo. Call for
details, 770-789-2965.
2BR/2BA on Amelia Island
Plantation. $1200/mo. for 6 months.
Call AMELIA RENTALS (904)261-9129.

*Amelia Lakes .IBR/IBA condo. Lake
view with bamboo and tile floors
$775/mo. + util.
*19 S. 14th St., 2/I, $800/mo. + until ,
security deposit $1,000.
*3BR/2BA Home on Amelia Island with
beautiful view of Egans Creek.
$1,650/mo. + Util., Includes yard,
maintenance \
*2801 Elizabeth St 3/2 upstairs Apt.
Great Deck-Oceanview$950/mo.+ util.
*3BR/2BA on First Ave. w/one car
garage. Like new with a partial ocean
view $1,150/mo + util.
*2822 S. Fletcher, 2BR/IBA Garage
Apartment $11 00/mo + util.
*3BR/2BA home, 95584 Alligator Creek
Road $1100/mo. + until.
Avail. 3/1/2010
2BR/IBA Oceanview. 487 S. Fletcher.
Call for more information
904-261-4066 *

large rear screened porch, pool, gated
community, ground level. The Villas at
Summer Beach. Unfurnished. $1250/
mo + util. 277-3206
$1300/mo. Darlington Realty, Inc.

S859 Homes-Furnished
BEAUTIFUL HOUSE in Lofton Pointe.
Furnished or unfurnished 3BR/2BA +
bonus room & garage. $1275/mo. Call
Gisela (904)403-1982.

Great location off Jasmine, near
hospital. F/P, fenced yard, private cul-
de-sac. $895/mo. (904)557-1682
tile bath. $675/mo. + $675 deposit.
Call (904)557-5004.
Living 'room, dining room, den, kitchen,
2-car garage. In Otter Run, 5 mins to
Fernandina Beach, 30 mins to Jax.

861 Vacation Rentalsl

860 Homes-Unfurnishedl OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
S Homes-Unfurnishe Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
SRealtor, for special rates.

AMERICAN HOMES is offering 0 down 0
closing. 2 new homes @ Heron Isles
move-in ready starting @ $134,900.
Call 904-994-6100, 641-6754
Nassau County's largest selection of
Ipng term rentals! (904)261-9311
Long Island PI. $1000/mo. Deposit
negotiable. Call (904)583-1578.
4-5BR/2.5BA LR, DR, kitchen &
laundry, garage, on 2 acres w/pond in
Nassauville. $1100 + deposit. (904)
2BR/1.SBA W/D, ocean view, new
remodel. $900/mo. (904)504-9081
NORTH HAMPTON 3/2.5, $1600/
mo. MARSH LAKES 3/2.5,,$1325/
mo. AMERICAN BEACH*- 3/2. $825/
mo.. LOFTON POINTE 4/2. $1375/
mo. Call Don Brown Realty (904)
225-5510 or (904)571-7177.

1BR/1BA Furnished. Amelia Lakes. OCEAN VIEW 2BR/2BA with beach
853 Mobile Home Lots $795/mo. W/D, pool, tennis, fitness, access, 2-car garage. $1250/mo. Call
(904)277-4959/(904)557-6799 (904)321-1897.

811 Commercial/Retail WANTED MH LOT TO RENT In Yulee
I I I area. (904)738-6460

furnished. Ready to move Into.
Gateway. (904)556-6234

817 Other Areas7
CENTRAL GA 120 ac $1350/ac.
Hardwoods, planted pine, borders Little
Muckaloochee Creek basin, great
hunting. (478)987-9700 St. Regis
Paper Co. ANF
Lake Lot Sale 5 ac only $24,900 incl
free boat slips (was $59,900). Sale
3/20. Beautiful mix of woods/mead-
ows-walk to pvt fishing lake. Quiet
country rd, utils, warr. deed. Low fin.
(888)792-5253 x3427. ANF
HOME AUCTION Over 60 luxury
condos Little Havana, Miami up to
2BR/2BA 874sf. Starting bids as low as
$29K. Previously valued at $323K.
Auction: 4/10. Free brochure (800)
603-4954, REDC/
Lic# CQ1031187. ANF
auction, 5732 E. Bay Blvd., Gulf
Breeze. 3BR/3.5BA, 3000sf, selling
onsite 3/24, 10am. Hudson & Marshall
(866)509-4473. Lic# SCQ1035357,
AB110. ANF
opportunity! Golf course, restaurant,
deep water docks, fitness ctr, morel
Starting $29.9K Special pricing. Ltd
supply. Buy now, build later. (877)266-
7376. ANF
DELRAY BEACH, FL Paradise! 6 new
homes. Name your 'own price.
Accepting sealed bids, no minimum.
For March 17th sale,
(561)922-7424. ANF
Bank-Ordered Liquidation Sale -
3/20 & 21. Direct ocean access w/free
boat slips $29,900 (was $124,900). All
amenities complete. Paved rds, u/g
utils, clubhouse, pool. Exc financing.
(877)888-1406 X1554. ANF
- We buy or market development lots.
Mountain or waterfront communities in
"JC SC,..vA, ,,T.A ,.-J4GA &
,.:;',),135:l10 1 exl.1.)3..4, -IJF ,., . e .,e
CENTRAL GA 49 ac $1325/ac. Gentr
ly rolling, planted pine, some hard-
wood, near Flint River, great hunting
(478)987-9700 St. Regis Paper Co.

855 Apartments

At Beach Remodeled effic $145/wk &
1BR $200/wk + deposits, Incl utils/
cable/HBO. Also, 2/2 MH on & off
island starting $165/wk. 261-5034
631 TARPON AVE. Femandina
Shores. 2/2, furnished, pool, tennis
courts, clubhouse, steps to the beach.
$850. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)

858 Condos-Unfurnished|
S& 2 BR Condos in gated, waterfront
communitywith 24/7 fitness ctr, resort-
style pool, & more! Garden tubs,
fireplace, & lots of upgrades! Live the
Amelia Lakes life today starting at just
$799/mol Call Jessica (904)415-6969
for a showing, .

3BR/2BA BRICK HOME on lake
w/1-car garage In Yulee. $1100/mo. +
deposit. Call (904)225-7325 or 261-


Real Estate, Inc.

50674 US 17 S, Yulee. 6000 sf
Warehouse with office, 3 16'x20' roll
up doors and plenty of parking
$3000/mo. + taxes and utility
2000 sf +/- in busy Five Points Plaza at
AIA and Sadler Rd. Great 'retail
frontage with heavy foot traffic and
vehicle exposure. $3,800/mo incl. rent,
CAM, and taxes
*850785 US 17Yulee 150x300 lot with
a 1458 sq. ft. building & large paved
parking lot. $2,500/mo. + tax & util.
1200 s.f. at Five Points Plaza, 816 Sadler
Rd. Between Stein Mart and At Home
Amelia. Great frontage. Long term
lease. $2400/mo includes CAM + tax.
*Approx 850 s.f. by Fastenal and
Peacock Electric in O'Neil, good expo-
sure on A IA. Great for show room or
office space $1350/mo +. tax +utilities.
*Approx 1,800 s.f. 1839 S. 8th St
Adjacent to Huddle House $2,250/mo
lease + tax, also considering sale.
*DEER WALK 1,250 s.f. retail/office
space. Units range from $1,750 to
$2,000 /mo includes CAM, tax, water,
sewer, garbage. First months rent FREE
with one year signed lease.
*Amelia Park Office Suites 900 s.f.+/-
Fronting 14th Street $1,
includes all other fees/costs except
utilities. One mo. FREE rent w/ signed
*480 s.f., 15th S. 4th St., excellent loca-
tion on Centre St. Great space for an
office of small retail store. 5 private
parking places on location $ 1500/mo +
tax and util neg.

863 Office
402 Centre St. 1000-90005F
1 North 4th St (Swan Bldg)
501 Centre St (Maxwell Bldg)
Atlantic Ave @ 14th St 500-2100SF
117S. 9thSt 1200SF
Galphin R/E Svc (904)277-6597
bookcase, chair, all utilities, & some
extras. $500/mo. 753-4077
OFFICE SPACE for rent. Office within
an office. Desk, chair, bookcase,
utilities included, & some extras. 753-

1858 Condos-Unfurnished 1860 Homes-Unfurnished

Countryside Apartments
1&2 Bedroom Units
Rent starting at $635-$755
Mon & Wed 8am 5pm, Fri 1pm 5pm
S1105 S. 13th Street, Fernandina Beach
L J '(904) 277-2103
oPPoRii This instlitulon is an Equal Opportunily provider and employer.

Yulee 'Villas

1,2&3 Bedroom Unit

40 Rent starting at $595-$710
Tues & Thurs 8arm 5pm, Fri 8am 12pm
850766 US Hwy 17 South, Yulee
(904) 225-5810
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* 1651 S. Fletcher Avenue -'2BR/2BA with bonus room/ possible 3rd 95140 Hither Hills Way (North Hampton)- 3BR/2BA home with large
bedroom. Carpet in living room, ceramic tile in kitchen, and hardwood in living room and eat-in kitchen. Master suite has garden tub and separate
bedroom and hallway. Easy beach access across the street Fenced back- walk-in shower. Screened back porch. Lawn care, cable service, washer
yard. To story house, approx 1500'sf. $1495 & dryer included. Community pool, tennis courts, and clubhouse
* 2127 Cumberland'Ct. (Island Grove) 3BR/2BA plus bonus room /
approx. 1500 sq.fL.large fenced backyard $995 CODO/OWNHOME/APA MENTS
* 95069 Reserve Court- 4BR/2BA Beautiful home with covered patio and well 631 Tarpon Avenue Unit 6353 (Fernandina Shores) 2BR/1.5BA
maintainedlawn. Home has separate dining and fireplace in living room $1595 Great condo only one block from the beach. Fully furnished with
recently remodeled kitchen. Community pooland tennis courts. $1050
* 1811 Village Court (Ocean Village)- 2BR/2BA with bonus living room. 403 Tarpon Ave Unit 423 (Ocean Park)- 2BR/2BA Furnished condo
Gated community with 24 hour security, tennis courts, and two comnuni- -with ocean views only a short walk to the beach. Approx. 1800,sq.ft, this
ty pools. Ceramic tile and wood floors throughout with carpeted bedrooms, unit includes a washer and dryer, covered balcony, plus a 2 car garage
Spacious open kitchen with Bosch dishwasher' Includes W/p, lawn main- with elevator access. Community pool, clubhouse, grills. $1895
tenance, pool service, quarterly pest control and trash pick-up. $2,200BA Ocean front downstairs duplex.
r1 j v a 2840 A Seouth Fletcher- 2BR/1BA Ocean front downstairs duplex.
* 1268 Quattlefield Lane 4BR/3BA Riverfront home witlhprivate dock and Beautiful views, easy access to the beach. $1250
boatlift. Twomastersuites,cedarclosetinmaster,separatetubandtileshow- .* 95024 Barclay Place Unit 4A (Harrison Cove). 2BR/2BA
er in bathrooms. Fireplace in great room, mahogany hatwood floors Downstairs condo in desirable gated community. Unit features a fire-
throughout with ceramic tile in bathrooms. large windows allow for natural place, plantation shutters, granite countertops, stainless appliances, ceil-
light and spectacular views of the river. Private outdoor in-ground pool ing fans, and water softener. Ceramic tile in living areas with carpeted
$4395 bedrooms. Screened back porch. Community tennis courts, short walk
to thebeach. $1395
* 1542 Lisa Avenue 2BR/2BA Fully furnished home on the North end of 2328 Sadler Road #4A (Amelia Landings)- 2BR/2BA Fully furnished
Amelia Island. Stainless steel appliances. Open floor plan, ceiling fans, condo close to beaches. Screened balcony. Community pool and tennis
tile floors. Two car garage. $1325 courts.. $950
* 2805 S. Fletcher Avenue- 3BR/2BA Remodeled beach house, new 95046 Springtide Lane 3BR/4BA. This is a beautiful town home locat-
ceramic tile and paint throughout. Across the street from the ocean. ed in a gated community off AIA off of the Intercoastal waterway. Rent
Beautiful views and easy beach access. $1050 includes, garbage, and lawn service $2,475
* 664 Grove Park Circle 4BR/3BA Home with fireplace and private 320 Martn Luther ing Jr. Street 2BR/2A near corner of th
Street Garage converted into an office and separate storage room. Open
pool. Pool maintenance included. $1350 patio and screened porch. Fenced in private backyard. Can be furnished
* 2100 Belvedere Drive- 2BR/1BA Great location close to schools, down- or unfurnished. $950
town, and the beach. Has a large fenced backyard and a new garage and 3200 Fletcher Ave Unit D-1 (Ocean Dunes) 2BR/2BA Nicely fur-
builtin grill. $1095 nished ground floor unit. Ocean front patio with beautiful ocean views,
steps from the beach. Located across from the Surf Restaurant.
2850 S. Fletcher UP 3BR/lBA Upstairs ocean front home with beauti-
* 75069 Edwards Road, Yulee 4BR/2BA Only 5 minutes from 1-95, this uiew. Easy access to AUps oceafro e with beuthe beach. $1095
river front home has a private dock and fully fenced yard. Public boat
launch nearby. Ceramic tile throughout with carpeted large master bed- 2012-A W Natures Lane- 3BR/2 5BA Townhome with master bedroom
room. One car garage plus carport for 2 vehicles. $1395 downstairs and fireplace in living room. Eat-in kitchen, two car garage
and fenced in backyard. Quiet community close to schools and shopping.
* 96088 Starlight Lane (Heron Isles), Yulee 3BR/2.5BA Two story $1050
home in newer community off Chester Road. Neutral colors throughout

$699,000 Sandpiper Loop MLS#49621
4BR/4BA, 2,693 s.f.Townhome
Nip Galphin 277-6597

$340,000 Reserve Court MLS#48982
4BR/2BA In Reserve at Old Bluff
Nip Galphin 277-6597

$495,000 Fernandina Cay MLS# 43544 $995,000 1000 s. Flelcher-MLS#45255
3BR/3BA Great Ocean View Great Rental History, Sis on (2) 50' buildable lols
Nip Galphin 277-6597 Brad Goble 904-261-6166

$210,000 Martinique Ct. MLS#50361
2BR/2BA In The Colony
Nip Galphin 277-6597

$469,900 Starboard Landing- MLS# 43365
4BR/3BA -2578sl In Seaside Subdivision
Nip Galphin 277-6597

* Lancelord Lol $122,000 Package $321,000 #45603 Brad Goble 261-6166
* Barringlon Lot $122,000 Package $321,000 #46502 Brad Goble 261-6166
Beech Street Commercial Lot $150,000 #46502 Brad Goble 261-6166
1735 Clinch Dr. 3.2 acres $599,000 #49568 Nip Galphin 277-6597
S. Flelcher Lot 50 X 100 $425,000 Brad Goble 261-6166 $145,000 Cartesian Pointe MLS#50160
1,928 sq.ll. This Is not a short sale.
* 3280 S. Flelcher, 95x400, R-3, MLS#49357, $450,000 Nip Galphin 277-6597 Brad Goble 261-6166


6523 Spyglass -'2300 sf. 3BR/3.5BA located in AIP. Formal dining
room and gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and
stainless appliances. Bedrooms have pool/ocean view. Wrap
around porch. W/D. Pets allowed. On Island. $2,500/mo

5209 Village Wa y 1789 sf. 3B/2BA in Ocean Village. Furnished
or unfurnished. Community pool with beach access and Summer
Beach membership available for small fee. Lawn care. Pets
allowed. On Island. $1,950/mo
1549 Geddes 21201 sf. 3B/2BA furnished home located in
Amelia Park. Walking distance to YMCA, Post Office and beach.
Utilities included. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,895/mo

85369 Sagaponack 2582 sf4BIR3BA located in North
Hampton. Overlooking pond and 13th green. Tile throughout
main area. Large screened porch. Three car garage. Pets allowed.
Off Island: $1,850/mo

4705 Rigging 2750 sf. 3BR/2BA home located in Summer
Beach. Formal living and dining. Patio for entertaining. W!D plus
lawn care. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,650/mo
404 Georgia 2257 sf. 4BR/2BA home with hardwood floors
throughout living afea. Butler's pantry, corian countertops.
Screened lanai. Lawn care. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,650/mo

2119 Beachwood 1700 sf: 2BRI/2BA condo located on AlP
overlooking pool. Short distance to the beach. Furnished with
all utilities. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,600/mo

95476 Rainbow 1376 st 2BK'lBA on 2 acres. Totally renovated.
Out building perfect for storage or workspace. Pets allowed. Off
Island. $1 O0/mo
4437 Bean 2075 sf. 4BR2BA located in Parkway North. Built in
booll shelve in study. Overlooks pond. Pets allowed. On Island.
86109 Cardinal 1959 sf 3BR/2.5BA renovated home on two
acres. Master suite down. Upgraded kitchen with granite
countertops, stainless appliances and wood floors. Deck
overlooking horse barn. Oftl Island.'Pets allowed. $1,500/mo

1552 Ruskin 2302 sf 3BR/3.5BA located in Amelia Park. Granite
counter tops and Italian tile floors in main living and kitchen.
Master down. upstairs loft. Water softener, clean stream filtration.
\W,. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,475/mo
4639 Village 2100 sf 3BR/31A home located in Villages of
Marsh Lakes with office/bonus room. Tile in main living areas.
Master suite down, Screened rear porch. Community
poolilennis. Pets allowed. OlffIsland. $1,450/mo

Amelia Surf & Racquet 1000 sf. 1BI1BA condo with ocean
and pool view. Furnished with all utilities. No pets. On Island.
96204 Coral Reef 1950 sf 3BR/2.5B located in Heron Isles.
Fenced backyard. Master has jetted tub. Covered lanai. Water
softner. WID. Pels allowed. Off Island. $1.350/mo

95078 Barclay #1C 3BR/3.5BA town home located in
I larrison Cove. Tile floors in main living area. Master suite down.
Screened lanai. No pets. On Island. $1,300,mo
96696 Commodore 1900 sf. 3BR/2BA located in Ileron Isles.
Master suite down. Bonus room lip, Screened porch with fenced
backyard. Two car garage. Pets allowed. Oft Island. $1,250/mo

76044 Long Pond- 1903 sf 3BR/2BA with den/office located in
Cartesian Pointe. Open-bright floor plan. Full view of pond.
Irrigation system. Paver drive and walkway. 2 car garage. Pets
allowed. Off Island. $1,250/mo

87535 Creekside 1900 sf 3BR,2BA home in Creekside.
LRDR, family room with fireplace. i p-dti-ed kitchen with
center island. Pets allowed. Off island. S1. il m,,

631 Tarpon #3611 1340 sf. 3BR,/2.5BA townhouse located in
Femandina Shores. Community pool and tennis. Pets allowed.
On Island $1,200./mo
76087 Long Pond Loop 1590 sf. 3B2BA located in
Cartesian Pointe with ftn,.c J b.iL-ard C-. cced i I.i reiling
fans throughout. 1, D I'dr .Ill.. Jd Oil.,r S ni m.

95078 Barclay #5B 1908 sf 3BR,'3BA town home located in
Harrison Cove wielevator. Tile floors in main living area. Master
suite down. Screened lanai. I car garage. No pets. On Island.

823 N. F etcher 1960 sf 2BPR/1BA furnished upstairs condo.
Ocean view with sunroom. Water included. Pets allowed. On
Island. $1,160/mo

76237 Long Pond Loop 1903 sf. 4BR'2BA located in Cartesian
Pointe. Large master suite. Bright open kitchen. Large family
room. 2 car garage. Pets allowed. Off Island. $1,150/mo
Amelia Green Condos 1700 sf 2BR/2.5BA condos feature 10'
ceilings, fireplace, granite countertops, stainless steel
appliances, attached garage and either travertine or carpet
flooring. Pets allowed. On Island., $1,100/mo
1010A Natures Walk 1526 st; 3BR/:2.5BA town home. Walking
distance to Middle and High schools. Located off Citrona. Lawn
care. Pets allowed. On Island. S1,100/mo
Amelia Lakes #1622 1345 sf. 3BR/2BA condo on the 2nd
floor. New carpet and paint. Gated community with pool,
tennis and workout center. Garage. Pets allowed. Off Island.
$1, I00/mo
3031 Club Villas 1500 sf 2BR/2.5BA town home located on
Amelia Island Plantation. Brand new carpet. Community Pool.
Pets allowed. On Island. $1.050/mo
2021-Village 1282 sl 2BR/2BA town home with Italian Tile
floors throughout. Patio for entertaining. Close to shopping,
schools andhiospital. Pets allowed. On Island. $1.000/mo
Amelia Lakes #626 1143 sf. 2BR;2BA upstairs unit in gated
community. Fireplace. Close to pool and workout center. Pets
allowed. Off Island. $S900/mo
Amelia Lakes #1422 1143 sf 2BR/2BA second floor condo in
gated community. Vaulted ceiling in family room with fireplace.
Pool, tennis and workout facility. Pets allowed. Off Island.
823 N. Fletcher 1960 sf 2BR/1'BA duplex just steps from the
beach on North end of Island. Downstairs unil. Water included.
Pets allowed. On Island. $810/mo
2721 Forest Ridge 1080 sf. 2BR1IkBA condo on ground floor.
WD'D included. tenniss courts & swimming pool. Pels allowed.
On Island. $795/,mo

Southent Business Park located in the heart of Ameclia Island's Resort D)istrict. lvo spaces available Fully built out offices. Move in special
price $995.00 for 1018 s or $1,595.1)00 fo r 156 s willh (CAM. Saides Ltax not included.
S463189 East State Road 200 Locied in 1ilc and perltel tfor the small business that needs maximum exposure. 9' X 10' Office, includes
waler. eleclricitly, common area, housekeeping, garbage and ihternet. $195.'mo with CAM. Sales lax not included.

277-0006 CURTISS H.

Unfurnished LASSERRE
Real Estate, Inc.


Starting at $495/mo.

', ^ W/D Connections
.' ." Large Closets
-' .a Private Patios
J;* Sparkling Pool
.-. Tennis Courts
i Exercise Room
Close to shopping
20 minutes to Jacksonville
or Fernandina.

City Apartments with Country Charm!
two a(904) 845-2922
E tw 37149 Cody Circle Hilliard, Florida
astwoo akS Mo...-Fr. 8:30-5:30
Apartments Sat. /Sun. by Appt.

1 863 Office
LOOK! Office Space ready for
occupancy with utilities included. Charming
downtown district with lots of foot traffic &
visitors. Don't miss our special (1) Free
Month with approved annual lease. Phone
(904)261-8249 or (904) 753-0257.

864 Commercial/Retail
DEERWALK Prime high visibility
location on AIA in O'Neal. 1250sf
units. Curtiss Lasserre Real Estate
ft. 463179 AlA, Yulee. Permits
available for alcoholic beverages. (904)

901 Automobiles
FSBO '94 Taurus $2500. '91 Ford
Diesel PU $700. '95 Dodg PU $2500.
'88 work van $1000. '01 Daewo $1500.
All running. 261-5034 a
2005 VW TOUAREG 4.2L V-8
loaded, very clean. One owner. Only
53K miles. Must see. Only $18,000.
Call (904)583-1707.

1 902 Trucks
2006 TUNDRA 4X4 access cab,
SR5V8, Ithr seats, 88,000 mi. $16,500
(new cost $32,391, current NADA retail
$20,175). 1 owner. 556-4491



FRIDAY. March 19, 2010 LEISURE News-Leader

Frankles Jazz Jam
Held at Indigo Alley, 316
Centre St., on the first and
third Tuesday of every.
month, this "jam" is for jazz
musicians of all abilities.
Jazz standards are per-
formed in a very laid-back
and relaxed atmosphere. For
information contact Frank at
(904) 302-6086 or find
"Frankie's Jazz Jam" on
The Amelia Arts Academy
New Horizon Concert Band
will perform its Spring
Concert on March 25 at 7
p.m. in the Peck Center
Auditorium. The "Musical
Concert" will include selec-
tions from "The Music Man,"
"South Pacific," "Fiddler on
the Roof," "Grease" and
'"West Side Story." Guest
vocalist will be Vona Lynn
Boyd. This is a free concert;
donations appreciated.
Call 277-1225 for more
G enTurle
The Impediments play the
Green Turtle on South Third
Street on March 26 from 9
On April 9 and 10, times
TBA, enjoy Bill Sheffield with
acoustic blues.
On March 26 the Mobile
Millennium Carillon, with 48
bronze bells, will "sing" a
variety of tunes, from classi-
cal to evergreens, thanks to
Wylie Crawford, carillonneur
at the University of Chicago
and president of the World
Carillon Federation.
I The one-hour concert will
take place at Centre and
Front streets at 6:3q p.m.
and is free to the public. A
limited number of compli-
mentary chairs will be avail-
able. People are welcome to
bring their own, and sit any-
where along the waterfront.
Jump, Jive&Wail'
The Dynamic Les
DeMerle little big band is set
to "Jump, Jive & Wail" for a
very special dance and show
at Sheffield's at the Palace
Saloon, 117 Centre St.,
'March 27 from 7-10 p.m.
.... The ev.ent,.which takes its
title from the great Louis-
Prima's lively hit song, will be
set up for fun and tailor-

made for dancers of all
ages. George Sheffield, who
with his wife Barbara owns
The Palace Saloon, is co-
sponsoring the show with
Moet & Chandon, and one
glass of Chandon Brut
Classic champagne will be
complimentary with the
admission price.
Tickets can be purchased
for $20 at 491-3332 and in
person at the Palace Saloon,
Sheffield's, and the UPS
store at 1417 Sadler Road
(next to Publix). There will be
open seating and a cash bar..
A portion of the proceeds will
benefit The Amelia Island
Jazz Festival's scholarship
Irish Gards
Experience the historic
sounds of the United
Kingdom as the music
comes alive through the
pipes, drums and highland
dancers of the Band of the
Irish Guards and the Royal
Regiment of Scotland, in
Jacksonville at the Moran
Theater on March 23 at 7:30
p.m. Tickets range from
$30.50 to $80.50. Call 1-
$Stay Nights'
The city of Jacksonville
will welcome rock group Styx
and Tony Award-winning-
artist Idina Menzel accompa-
nied by the Jacksonville
Symphony Orchestra to
Metropolitan Park for Starry
Nights. Styx will perform on
April 10 and Idina Menzel on
April 24. Gates will open at
5:30 p.m. and music begins
at 7:30 p.m. for both con-
Tickets per concert, per
seat are $50 for VIP table
seating, $35 for preferred
seating and $15 for lawn
seating, applicable service
charges will apply. Day-of-
show lawn seating will be
Visit www.makeascene- or call the
Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra Box Office at
(904) 354-5547.
Celtic Woman will be at
the Times Union Center's
Moran Theater on April 17 at
8 p.m. for one performance
only. Tickets range from
$50.50-$100:50. Call 1-
888860-BWAY. Visit



'Patrons' sought to support arts

There will be two oppor-
tunities to support the arts at
the Isle of Eight Flags
Shrimp Festival on May 1
and 2.
When you make a pur-
chase of art, pottery, jewelry
or plants, you get to present
the artist with an award rib-
bon (provided in your Patron
package) to display in
his/her booth. These awards
help the Island Art

Association to continue to -
attract high quality artists to
the festival.
You can also make direct
contributions to support the
programs of the art associa-
tion, including its work with
Nassau County schools,
Council on Aging, free chil-
dren's classes, scholarship
fund, juried shows for local
artists and more.
The association adminis-

ters the selection of the 300-
plus artists/crafts persons at
the Shrimp Festival.
To learn more about the
Patron program and. pack-
ages, which will be available
for pickup at the gallery
starting April 26 through
April 30 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.,
call .261-7020.
The gallery is located at
18 N.. Second St., Fernandina


Memorial United ton candy and music tion at 1:30 p.m. and egg
Methodist Church will host Call the church, h:- hunt at 2 p.m. for children.
Easter in the Park from 10 601 Centre St., I 10 and younger. Bring
a.m. to 1 p.m. April 3 at at 261-5769. your baskets. There will
Central Park, with fun and *i* be candy, a jellybean
free food for the entire fami- The gue. prizes for the most
ly. There will be an Easter Fernandina Beach Parks and eggs and golden egg in each
egg hunt, giant slide and two Recreation Department will age group. The Easter Bunny
jumpy castles, face painting, host an Easter Egg Hunt in will make a special appear-
games and a cake walk, free Central Park on Easter ance. Call 277-7350 or visit
hot dogs and lemonade, cot- Sunday, April 4, with registra-


T indingAm
Books Plus, 107.Centre
St., is pleased to announce
a book signing on March 27
by Deputy Chief Joseph K.
Loughlin of the book he co-
authored with Kate Clark
Flora titled Finding Amy, a
true story of murder in
On an October evening in
2001, Amy set out to show a

friend from Florida the
nightlife of Portland. She
played pool. She danced.
Then she disappeared.
What followed were an
investigation and trial that
would require the patient
diligence of a whole police
force, devastate a family -
and keep an entire state.onr
edge for months: "Brimming
with insights about police
procedure, jurisdictional dis-

puteS and politics" The
Boston Globe. ,
Callahan library
The Friends of the
Callahan Library will host a
free screening of the movie
"G-Force" on March 27 at 6
p.m. at the library, 450086 .
SB 200, Suite- 10,.Callahan.
Enjoy free popcorn and *
sodas. For more information
call (904) 879-3434.

The city of
Fernandina Beach
Parks and
Seniors Meet and
Greet on March
10 featured a trip
down memory
lane to the fabu-
lous '50's era,
with singing and
dancing per-
formed by
Beverly," aka
Beverly Allen of
Beach, left.

U .- 1

.;',: "...--

Osprey Village A

'cordially invites you to a

Friday, March 26 & Saturday, M ch 27 from 12:00 2:00 pm

Join us in celebration as we unveil our newly renovated model homes.

Bring your family and friends and join us for a delicious lunch, refreshments

and musical entertainment.

RSVP to 1-866-941-6421

48 Osprey Village Dr. I Amelia Island, FL 32034

ART Continued from 1B
over 40 unique and beauti-
ful sketches submitted by
local artists in order to make
a selection for their own
sculpture. Sponsors can elect
to have their shrimp "live" at
their placed of business or be
available in public spaces.
Current sponsors include
individuals, Nassau Diamond,
First National Bank, Brett's
Waterway Caf6 and Eileen's
Arts and Antiques. In kind
donations have been received
from Discovery Maps, First
Coast Paint and Body, Florida
Rock, Hayworth Creative,
Rice Architect and Affordable
You can still join in
the fun by sponsoring your
very own shrimp.
Sponsorship of a Shrimp
Expression sculpture includes
numerous benefits such as
name recognition on the
sculpture, website recogni-
tion, official publications and
VIP tickets to a special auc-
tion event in October. Sharing
of sponsorships would be a
fun collaborative option and
worthwhile promotion for all
After the exhibition
ends, sponsors have the
opportunity to purchase their
shrimp or donate it for the
Although this isa fun,
interactive project that high-
lights artists and community
spirit, it is a subtle wayto
bring awareness about',
Micah's Place services, edu-
cate the community regarding
domestic violence and gener-
ate critical revenue fpr victims
of domestic violence'and their
Micah's Place is a Certified
Domestic Violence Center
and the serving
Nassau County
Micah's Place offers safe,
confidential shelter, advocacy,
a 24-hour toll-free hotline,
counseling, legal advocacy
and support groups to victims
of domestic violence. All serv-
ices are free and confidential.
For more information, visit or call
: 491-6364.: .... '
The community and
Tourist- can follow the
success of Shrimp Expression
at www.shrimpexpression.
com, on Micah's Place
Facebook and at Twitter For more
information, contact Kelly
Monpi, project qQordiatqr,at
Micah's Place, 491-6364, ext
100, or e-mail projectcoordina-


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