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The Nassau County Commission
has named an interim county coordi-
nator, who will step in when County
Coordinator Ed Sealover leaves in
Office of Management and Budget
Director Ted Selby will take the reins
until a permanent replacement for
Sealover is hired.
"With Mr. Sealover leaving as of
April 9, it will be some time before
we're able to select ,a permanent
replacement for him, and somebody
needs to be in charge of day-to-day
activities," Commis-
sion Chair Mike
HBoyle said Wednes-
Boyle added that
Selby showed his
ability to handle the
coordinator's respon-
sibilities in 2007,
Selby when he stepped into
the role after County
SAdministrator Mike
Mahaney was fired.
"He served as the interim the last
time there was a vacancy in that posi-
tion," Boyle said. "He did an excellent
job, and he has all the knowledge and
skills to keep the county.running on a
day-to-day basis while we search for ali
permanent replacement",
Selby haialsu thi own his hatein the
ring to hold the position permanently.
Boyle said that while Selby is a sti .ng
contender, the commission must con-
sider every qualified applicant.
"I think the citizens of the county
deserve to have ths best possible per-
son selected for the position, and that
can only be done if a search for quali-
fied candidates is made," he said. "... I
have been informed that Tedqhas sub-
mitted an application to become the
permanent county manager, and I
expect that he will be a very strong
candidate based on his tenure widh the
Boyle said that while there is no
timeline for finding a permanent
replacement for Sealover, it needs to
happen as soon as possible.
"The deadline for applications is
March 31," he said. "... Once it is
closed, we will inove quickly to nar-
row the field to come up with a short
list for interview and consideration.
"We have some very strong candi-
dates, including Ted," Boyle added.
"He's worked in the public sector, he
has a master's degree, he has budget
experience. But we also have some
fine county managers from other coun-
ties applying. So I don't think it's going
to be just shaking the old sifter, and
gosh, there's only one left. I think it's
going to be four or five and that's as
it should be."

The U.S. A-my Corps of Engineers

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located in the Nassau River about five
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Child ProrectioTn Teamn. havi:
mniade foir a morit comirlable.
cfteclive and siieamlined pricis-.s.
that lius riinirnized -.iinr,- t the
disconfor I-
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' [ork:. wilth children 1ho, a rvi- i
lin-s A. 1.,r wi itnesc I t .-1 ,I i u
a3 rs of abuse: airind uthir hlinous
c'himts. Juvenile_ t iclhl t nt. ia most
oftop referred to CPT through law
enforcement or the Department of
Children and Families.
Since opening an off-site
Nassau County office in October
2008, advocates say the CPT has
been reaching more area families
by merely having a presence in
the county. Nassau County CPT
Case Coordinator Casey Moody
has been in the office since its
inception, spending each'
Wednesday meeting with victims.
Valerie Stanley, team coordina-
tor of the University of Florida
First Coast Child Protection
Team, said the location has dra-
matically improved convenience
in what is already a difficult
"The location is terrific
because it's near the interstate
and equally accessible to both ,
ends of the county," she said.
Assistant State Attorney Doug
Dorsey said the opening of a local
office consisting of a waiting
room, playroom, family room and
interview room, plus two observa-
tion rooms for authorities has
eliminated travel to Jacksonville,
where victims hand their families
previously had to drive to meet
with a case coordinator.
"Underreporting (of abuse)
was an issue for people in Nassau
County due to the travel distance,"
he said. "And Duval County is
overwhehned with their caseload.
Kids get seen quicker with a dedi-
cated case worker in Nassau
Though the formerly
makeshift offices, located in the
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BB&T Bank lighthouse Project volunteers, from top left, Rose
Mary Coles, Olivia Berrios, Katie Northrup and Jamie Biondo
spruce up a First Coast Child Protection office in the Nassau
County Judicial Annex. Above, the children's interview room and
below, the playroom, after painting and redecorating.

Blalock Coop



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Last year, city officials described
the task of balancing the city's budget
as "challenging." With the state's con-
tinuing sluggish economy, this year's
budget-balancing act will no doubt be
another trial by fire, especially for
whomever city voters elect as their
new commissioner April 13.
With that in mind, the four candi-
dates Chuck Hall, Neil Blalock, Ed
Coop and Arlene Filkoff-were asked
what they would do, if elected, to
reduce the city budget.
"Over the next few years we face
serious budget shortfalls, as the ad
valorem tax revenues are goifig to fall
much farther than they did last year,"
Hall wrote in an e-mail. "Since the tax
appraiser for the county is behind the
market events by at least one year, we
will soon see the effect s of lqst year'st
real estate values collapse."
"I recommend serious cuts to our
budget, a stronger user fee system
and privatized assets where reason-
able," Hall wrote. "I prefer the city
share in the burden of this recession
with the citizens, rather than continu-
ing with 'business as usual.'
"I don't know many that have not
been hurt considerably by this reces-
sion, and I believe the city must shoul-
der its share. A 'rollback' rate (used
last year) that actually raises our tax is
not what I consider.sharing the load
with our citizens," Hall wrote. "Don't
get me wrong, our city has done a
great job in providing many fine serv-
ices. If times were better, I'd feel com-
fortable withkeeping our tax rate, but
we must step up and serve our citi-
zens when times are bad, as well. We
can do this; I know we are willing."
Coop said that if the city could "get
out of its own way," revenues would
increase. Coop specifically said he was
against renovating the downtown post
office because of the expense.
"Now is not the time to get the peo-
ple of Fernandina Beach into debt,"
Coop said. "It's going to be a lean field
out there (for grants)."
Coop, like Hall, was also concerned
about lowering taxes for residents,
and said the city should look at reduc-
ing double taxation for city and coun-
ty services, and also suggested the
city and county should merge taxa-
Coop said the city should lower
utility bills, which include both a fran-
chise and a sales tax, and that the "bed
tax" for bed and breakfasts should be
reconsidered, and possibly decreased.
"Retail businesses have done every-
thing they can to lower prices," Coop
said. "We need to do what we can to
lower taxes. This (economic slump)
didn't happen overnight, and it isn't
going to be a fix overnight."
Blalock wrote in an e-mail that "the
issue is efficient use of my tax dollars.
If we can do our jobs more efficiently
for less money, then we can reduce
the city budget."
"Cutting the budget just. to be cut-
ting the budget without input from the
various departments, nor evaluating
how those cuts may affect the citizens
of the city, is not a very effective or
smart way to do business," Blalock
wrote. "There are four other commis-
sioners sitting at the table. This deci-
sion should be a consensus of the
group, not a decision by one." .
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School bands from Nassau and 12 surround-
ing counties were set to compete at the seventh
District Band Festival at Fernandina Beach High
March 24, 1960
Plans by the Amelia Plaza merchants' associa-
tion to hold an arts and crafts show during the
Shrimp Festival ran afoul of organizers of the
annual event.
March 27, 1985
The city commission voted 4-1 to take the first
step to rename Front Street as Martin Luther
King Jr.
March 29, 2000

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This season's "40 Days for
1 lb Life" campaign to end abor-
tion through prayer, fasting,
Svigil and community outreach
is drawing to a close. David
Bereit, founder of the interna-
tional campaign, will be the
keynote speaker at the "Keep
God in America" rally in
Metropolitan Park March 28
from 12:30-4 p.m. There will
be inspirational speakers, a
concert and activities for chil-
dreh. Admission is free. Visit

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First Presbyterian Church,
9 N. Sixth St. will host a two-
day Driver Safety Course
from 8:45 a.m.-1 p.m. March
29 and 30. There will be no
test and no driving. There is a
$10 registration fee. Pre-regis-
ter by calling 261-3837.
Blood drives
The Blood Alliance will .
hold blood drives March 31,
May 26, July 21, Sept. 1.5 and

The Northeast Florida
Initiative for Nursing Workforce
Diversity Program will hold a
parent/student informational
meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in
the Florida State College David
Yulee Room at the Betty P.
Cook Nassau Center.
Rising high school seniors
who are male or members of a
minority are invited to the meet-
ing to find out more about the
grant funded program to attract
underrepresented populations
to the nursing profession. In
the program, students can earn

i program at FSCJ
college credits while still in Saturday workshops per mon
high school, obtain stipend pay- at the Florida State Colle,
ments and scholarships, North Campus during th<
explore nursing career paths, senior year.
and enjoy planned community Selection for acceptance ir
field trips and clinical opportu- the program will be based on
nities. completed application and
Interested high school stu- interview process. A total
dents must be male or minori- 48 high school students will
ty rising seniors by fall term selected from Duval an
2010. They must currently Nassau County schools.
have a 2.5 grade point average, For additional informati
have completed chemistry, with call Pat Sams at (904) 713-60:
a C or above, by the end of the Call the Nassau Center
11th grade and must agree to 548-4432 if directions .a
participate in two five-hour required.


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Nov..17 from 1:304:30 p.m. at
Baptist Medical Center
Nassau, 1750 South 18th St.
This year it is offering six-
pack coolers to donors in those who give.
Visit www.thebloodalliance.
org, click on "Blood Drives,"
type in 32034, and ar ow
down until you get to the
drive at Baptist Medical
Center Nassau for that day to
schedule a time to donate.
Consumer dinics
A free Nassau County
Consumer Clinic, presented
by Jacksonville Area Legal
Aid, will be held at the
Nassau County Judicial
Annex at 5-30 p.m in the
Juror Services 'Room (first
floor) on April 5. The public is
'encouraged to' attend. Ariel
Patterson, JALA staff attorney
and Equal Justice. Works *
Fellow, will present topics.
including debt collection,
small claims, bankruptcy,
foreclosure'and ID theft.
Suggest topics by-calling
Cynthia Johnson of JALA at

(904) 356-8371, ext. 2509, or
Sue Powell at the Clerk of
Courts Office, 548-4551.
Petblood analysis
Redbones Dog Bakery and
Boutique will host a nutrition-
al blood analysis for pets from
9 a.ri.-4 p.m. April 9 and 10..
Sign up at Redbones, 809 S.
Eighth St. Cost is $50 each
dog, with 10 percent of all
sales benefiting the Nassau
Humane Society. For informa-
tion call 321-0020.
Diabetes classes
The Nassau County Health
Department is offering a
series of four, two-hour dia-
betes classes on Mondays
April 12, 19, 26 and May 3
from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the
Family Education Center/
Yulee Full-Service School,
86207 Felmor Road, Yulee.
For questions or to register
contact Jen Nicholson, RD;
LD/N, Healthy Communities
Healthy People program coor-
dinator, at 548-1853 or Jenni .







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George C. Lawrence
George C. Lawrence, 72, of Yulee,
passed away peacefully on March 22,
Elizabeth Lawrence Stambaugh,
Christopher Lawrence and Gregor:
Lawrence; a sister, Susan Lawre
Bingham; and three grandchildren: Ke
E. Stambaugh, Brett W Stambaugh
Garrett C. Lawrence.
seo~gv.sorn in Dover,. N
Hampshire o, ~prge C. Lawirence
-Mary Elizabeth Phir
. Lawrence on Feb. 24, 1
* He grew up in Ogun
* Maine and Summit, I
Jersey, and later attend
The Bolles School
Jacksonville, Fla., whi
was a military boar
: school in the late 1950s. He credits B(
40. for building character and enabling hit
* graduate from Georgia Tech Universia
become a successful stockbroker and b
George was an avid outdoorsman
enjoyed being near the water to fish
hunt. His passion for the outdoors an
I slower pace of life led him to relocate
family from Bethesda, Md., to Jackson
Fla., in 1975. In Jacksonville, he wor
for companies including Merrill Lyn
E.E Hutton and Shearson Lehman. His
* position was with Vystar Credit Unio
their portfolio manager.
In his retirement years, he becan
writer and had articles published in ne
papers in Maine and New Hampshire al
^ his adventures growing up in rural sea
Maine and the many colorful charac
he knew as a child. His biggest wri
accomplishment was a book entitled"
The Men, The Mills and the Sel
Agencies," which chronicled his fami
prominent role in the woolen industry
owner of several mills and selling agen
in the late 1920s through 1971.
George loved life and especially his
i2034 dren and grandchildren. In addition to'
ing, his retirement years were full of n
-3698 new adventures. He developed a keen in
esses: est in Native American culture and enjoy
traveling, Tai Chi, shag dancing and sing
His passion for life, positive attitude
ay sunny outlook will never be forgotten.
anda Private family services will be held
andina later date. In lieu of flowers, donations
00oo) be made to the Kidney Cancer Associal
ole or in PO. Box 3516, Oak Brook, IL60522-351
go to
Please visit our online Tributt
sons or
Quinn-Shalz. A Family Funeral H
Jacksonville B
Aly, the
reprint- Steven Gray Popwell Sr.
rding or Steven Gray Popwell Sr., 56, passed
ication if March 23, 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida
he gen- was born in Fernandina Beach, Floric
John Elmer Popwell and Myrtle Lee D
LeMacks. Steven loved to hunt and
and was of the Baptist Faith.
37.00 He is survived by his Wife: Dia
33.00 Popwell; Four Children: Steven Popwe]
Cheri (Laureano) Martinez, Ken (D6i
Giddens, Yancy (Terri) Edenfield;.
Grandchildren: Tanya Wilkes, Bra
Wilkes, Gaven Wilkes, Grayson Marti
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Rippal, Christian Overly, Alexis Horne, Waycross, four children, Hank Sirmans and
Brandon Edenfield; Two Brothers: Johnny his wife Linda of Waycross, Greg Sirmans
Popwell and Danny Popwell; Two Sisters: and his wife Alesia of Waycross, David,
Debble (Eddie) Reed and Sandy (Lee) Sirmans and his wife Jennifer of Nashville, "
McCollough; One Sister In Law: Dardene Georgia, Amy McNeal and her husband s
(Paul) Rockwood; One Aunt: Carolyn Bennett of Beaufort, South Carolina, nine ,
Hinson; Four Great Grandchildren and sev- grandchildren, Thomas Sirmans, Tanner:,
eral Nieces and other relatives. Sirmans, both of Waycross, Candace Arnold
The family will receive friends today, and her husband Chris of Adel, Georgia,:
Friday, March 26, 2010 from 6-8 PM at Kelsey Sirmans of Waycross, Maeve,.
Shepard Funeral Home. Funeral Services Sirmans, Hampton Sirmans, both of
will by-Sat eday j27. 2M.lGeorgia, Morgan McNpeaLMar.y.
. AM at Bolougne Baptist Church, Bui Ha cNeal, Amelia McNeal. all of
-will follow r-BtritbdGive-')etne ,y .. >euth Carolina, three great grand-
Condolences may be expressed by sign- children, Kaia Arnold, Krisley Arnold,
ing the guest book at Kayden Arnold, all ofAdel, Georgia, a broth- -,
Shepard Funeral Home. Folkston. Ga. er, Winston Sirmans and his wife Millie of.:
Rome, Georgia, his brother-in-laws, Wade,
Willis Hampton Chesser and his wife Jean of Vidalia,4
"U c rm Georgia, Bill Chesser and his wife Latrelle ,
Hamp" Sirman Jr. of Folkston, Georgia, Joe Chesser and hisi
Willis Hampton "Hamp" Sirmans, Jr. 79, wife Donnie of Folkston, Georgia, Aaron
of Waycross died Tuesday at Satilla Chesser and his wife Karen of Virginia,
Regional Medical Center after an extended Henry Yates of Atlanta, a sistermin-law,:
illness. Winnifred Gay of Gainesville, Florida, and-i
He was born in Waycross to the late numerous nieces, nephews and other rel-1
Willis Hampton Sirmans, Sr., and atives ..
Wilhelmina Clemens Sirmans. He was a A funeral service will be held 2 p.m.,
graduate of Waycross High School and the today at Trinity United Methodist Church.
University of Georgia, with a degree in Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. `
Business Administration. While at Georgia The family received friends Thursday
he was a member of the tennis team and evening from 6-8 p.m., at the Miles-Odumn
Theta Chi Fraternity. Mr. Sirmans served Funeral Home..
in the United States Navy during the Korean In lieu of flowers memorial contribu-
Conflict aboard the U.S.S. Sicily. He was tions may be made to the Hamp Sirmans
awarded the Korean Service Ribbon Star, Scholarship Fund, c/o Trinity United
the United Nations Service Medal and the Methodist Church, 1005 Church Street,
Navy Occupation Service Medal. Waycross, Georgia 31501.
Upon returning home he worked for Sympathy may be expressed by sign--"
his father in the Lincoln Mercury dealer- ing online at www.milesodumfuneral-
ship. After his father's death he took over
ownership of the business and built a new Miles-Odum Funeral Home. Waycross. Ga.
dealership on Knight Avenue. He sold the
business in 1981 and ventured into real Ry P Tavlo
estate. He opened his own real estate com- ..T y
pany in 1986 on the Brunswick Highway Ray P Taylor, 65, of Fernandina Beach,,
until his health forced him to retire. passed away on Monday afternoon, March
Mr. Sirmans was a lifelong member at 22,2010, at Baptist Medical Center-Nassau-
Trinity United Methodist Church where after. brief illness.
he served in many positions of leadership Born to the late James and Mamie
including lay leader. He was a member of Taylor, Ray was a lifelong resident of
the Waycross Lions Club for forty three Fernandina Beach. He graduated from Peck
years and recorded perfect attendance for High School in 1964; he then enlisted into
thirty eight of those years. He also received the U.S. Army, being honorably discharged
a membership into the Waycross Lions in 1966. Ray attended school in Atlanta,
Club's Century Club. Ga., where he received his plumber's
Mr. Sirmans was a big supporter of the license, and worked for a local union for 30
Waycross Lions Camp for the blind. He years. Ray was a faithful member of Trinity
also served on the Salvation Army Board of United Methodist Church, the Rev. Mark G.
Directors and with Big Brothers and Big Garvin, pastor.
.Sisters. In addition, he was a supporter of Those left behind to cherish his loving
the United Way, and was awarded volunteer smile and warm heart; a loving and devot-
of the.year. ed wife, Barbara R. Taylor, children,
Mr Sirmans wa a longtime membemhr of Kenneth (Audrey). Katherine (Greigorv).

each the Okefenokee Golf and Country Club
and was a highly ranked USTA tennis play-
er in Georgia and the southern United
States during his forties, fifties and sixties.
iway He won numerous tournaments in his ten-
-. He nis career. Mr. Sirmans had five great loves
|a to in his life, his church, his family, tennis,
)avis taking pictures and the beach. He never
fish, sought recognition for his many acts of
compassion and generosity to those hurt-
inne ing or less fortunate. God's blessings in
[lJr., his own life gave him a deep desire to share
ira) those blessings with others.
Ten. Along with his parents he was preceded
indy in death by a sister, Joan Sirmans Yates.
nez, Mr. Sirmans is survived by his devoted
ssica wife of 56 years, Ruby C. Sirmans of

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Paul, Shannon and Robert. Brothers, James
and Raymond Tiylor, sister, Myrtice Battle,
11 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 2
God children, and countless nieces,
nephews, cousins and loving friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Taylor will be
held on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at
11:00 AM, at his church. Friends may visit
the remains on Tuesday March 30, 2010,
from 5:00PM until 8:00 PM, in the Mary L
BreakerChapel of Huff & Battise Funeral
Home,' nc., 410 Beech Street, Fernandina
Beach- ^L,: and at the church on
Wednesday from 9:30 AM, until the hour of
services Interment to follow in Bosque
Bello Cemetery.
Huff& Battise Funeral Home

Yulee Baptist Church
will have an Easter Egg
Hunt for children from
birth through fifth grade on .
April 3 at 11 a.m.
In addition to the egg
hunt, there will be a hotdog
lunch, an inflatable and
other entertainment. Look
for the crowd behind the
church building, which is
located on Spencer Lane,
across A1A from the Yulee
post office.
For more information,
call Curtis Crider at 225-

Memorial United
Methodist Church will host
Easter in the Park from 10 -J
a.m. to 1 p.m. April 3 at
Central Park, with fun and
free food for the entire fami-
There will be an Easter
egg hunt, giant slide and
two jumpy castles, face
painting, games and a cake
walk, free hot dogs and
lemonade, cotton candy and
Call the church, 601 '!
Centre St., at 261-5769.

The Fernandina Beach ,
Parks and Recreation
Department will host an
Easter Egg Hunt in Central,
Park on Easter Sunday,
April 4, with registration at
1:30 p.m. and egg hunt at 2
p.m. for children 10 and
younger. Bring your bas-
There will be candy, a
jellybean guess, prizes for
the most eggs and hunt for
the golden egg in each age
group. The Easter Bunny
will make a special appear-
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This map shows the location of the "Alligator Bomb Site" in the Nassau River near
Alligator Creek.

BOMBS haven't found any (ordnance),
but partof the process is that
Continued from 1A ., we ask the public if they have
miles southeast of Yulee, to any historical knowledge of mil-
ensure no unexploded ord-. itary use of the site," she said.
nance remains there. "All Alligator was, was basi-
"This is what we call a for- cally some palmetto logs pyra-
merly used defense site," said mid shaped in the. middle of
Corps of Engineers spokes- the water, that they used for a
woman Amanda Ellison. target. They used it for small
"During the World War*II era arms .50-calibre bullets,
the military used it to train sol- which are nonexplosive. ...
diers." They did use some other prac-
The investigation of the site tice bombs here, which are usu-
is part of an ongoing, nation- ally filled with sand and might
wide effort to ensure the have a spotting charge on
removal of munitions from old them, which is basically a gun-
training sites, Ellison said. powder charge."
"Back in the '80s, Congress While the site seems to be
tasked the Corps of Engineers safe and difficult for the pub-
to identify these sites," she said. lic to access Ellison warned
"We go out, do some sampling that if anyone should happen
and try to determine if there upon old munitions, no attempt
are any items of military use should be made to touch it.
on the site." "We have what we call our
The Alligator site seems to
be cleared of munitions, she -.
said. However, she added, the
Corps of Engineers always
looks fo.,-publioinput during..-.
its investigationris s ,,h
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nize, retreatand report," she
said. Anyone who. believes
he's spotted -old munitions
should leavethe area immedi-
ately, note the location, and
report it to authorities by call-
ing 911.
The results of the Corps of
Engineers' site review of the
Alligator Bomb.Target are avail-
able for public, inspection at the
Corps' headquarters at 701 San
Marco Blvd., Jacksonville.
Anyone with additional
information about the site
should send it to: William
Spence, Project Manager, U.S.
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the same address, or e-mail
For more information, con-
tact Amanda Ellison at 1-800-

Continued from 1A
Filkoff said in a written state-
ment that, to increase revenues,
commissioners should first look
at reducing expenses: .
"(Commissioners should)
continue with the analysis being
done for the enterprise funds
and take the necessary action to
ensure they break even
and also become channels for
introducing more investment
into the community," Filkoff
"The city currently provides
programs and services which
are highly valued by the com-
munity and they are revenue
generators," she wrote. "We
should explore the possibility
of increasing availability of those
programs and/or developing
new ones which bring value to
the community and revenue to
the city's budget."
Filkoff also said that, to
achieve a balanced budget, com-
missioners should."first identi-
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in an e-mail.

Everything else needs to be
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"We must identify our vision
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get us there and prioritize
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State Attorney's Office por-
tion of the judicial annex,
allowed for a more convenient
location, Dorsey and others
admit it was not the most
comfortable environment.
Sterile, stark white walls with
little or no d6cor were "like
walking into a hospital room -
not a friendly environment,"'
Dorsey said.
But that all changed last
fall, he said, when the
Fernandina Beach branch of
BB&T Bank's Lighthouse
Project team got involved.
The branch's Assistant Vice
President Katie Northrup
headed up the group, which
she described as a company-
wide community service proj-
ect aimed at bettering the
communities it serves.
Northrup and a team of
four coworkers- Jeff Kane,
Rose Mary Coles, Olivia
Berrios and Jamie Biondo -
often worked late into the
night from August through
September to make the wait-
ing and interview rooms a
more inviting and comfort-
able place for victims and fam-
"We painted walls, donated
toys, purchased brand new
books, furniture, plasma tele-
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from the children," Northrup
said. "We also collected and
purchased stuffed animals,
stickers and other small toys."
Northrup said BB&T has
invested approximately $3
million and more than 52,000
employee volunteer hours
through the Lighthouse
Project, which impacted 1.7
million people in 22 states and
Canada through more than
1,000 service projects.
She and the rest of the
Jacksonville-area Lighthouse
Project team was allotted
$14,000 for similar projects in
conjunction with the Duval
County Courthouse, Clay
County Courthouse, Nassau
County Judicial Annex and
the State Attorney's Office.
"The specific rooms used
by each courthouse were
organized in a very inexpen-
sive, plain and impersonal
way," Northrup said. "The
Jacksonville team made these
rooms colorful, warm, friend-
ly, which we hope created a
safe feeling for the innocent
young children that are
forced to go there."
Others in the community
chipped in as well Dorsey
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after BB&Ts Lighthouse Project team finished decorating. "Even the TV, DVDs and
books were brought in by them," Assis t$st Attorney Doug Dorsey said.
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Island Quilt Guild donated a
piece that is still prominently
"People in the community
really stepped up," Dorsey
And early returns have
been positive. Nassau County
Victim Services Advocate
Ashley Hammette, whose
office is located amongst the
CPT offices and waiting areas
decorated by Lighthouse
Project volunteers, said the
colorful walls, toys and over-
all friendly environment go a
long way in taking added
stress from the process.
"It allows us to play with
kids, get them talking and
create a bond that makes
them more comfortable,"
Hammette said. "We have to
work three years with some.
kids to get a resolution. In
order for that to happen, you
have to get them to open up.

"You don't want to think
someone can do this to a little
kid," she added: "People think
kids come forward and are on
trial within a week it's not
like that. Meeting with CPT is
just the beginning of a long
That long process is
streamlined, Stanley said, by
way of new 'fcording equip-
ment and two-way mirrors in
the forensic irtierview room,
painted in a itrant beach
theme complete with fun-in-
the-sun d6cor. She said while
the child is more comfortable,
investigators from different
agencies are able to simulta-
neously work on, their cases.
"Law enforcement is look-
ing at the criminal case and
DCF is looking at the safety
and welfare issues," she said.
"But both need the same
information. Providing them
simultaneous access to first-

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hand information during the
interview streamlines their
respective investigations."
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point, Dorsey said that having
two rooms with two-way mir-
rors allows him and his col-
leagues to listen to the child
without adding undue stress.
"What they tell the CPT
worker is instrumental to our
case," he said. "It puts us in a
good position to get perpetra-
tors and is huge for the over-
Additionally, Stanley said
blue was chosen as the pri-
mary color in the interview
room because it aids in dis-
playing the child accurately
when the recorded DVD
interview is used in court.
"We're always so cau-
tious," she said. "The State
Attorney's Office, Victim
Advocates cooperate by get-
ting families to come to the
courthouse. But it can be an
intimidating, traumatic place.
The Victim Advocate taking
them by the hand to a private
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Arson may have been the
cause of a series of brush
fires that burned more than
100 acres while threatening
homes and a church in
Hilliard on Saturday.
The cause of the fires is
still under investigation, state
Division of Forestry Wildfire
Mitigation Specialist
Annaleasa Winter said.
"The cause is listed as
incendiary," she said.
"Whether it's accidental or
intentional is still under inves-
According to a report from
the Nassau County Sheriff's
Ofice, a resident in the area
said she saw two white pick-
up trucks with missing tail-
gates driving very slowly on
the side of the road just
before the fires started. Also
according to the report, "the
fires appear to have been set
Three separate brush fires
erupted within a short time
,.span along patche; of woods
situated between residential
properties heading north on
Conner-Nelson Road from
Taz Road to Turkey Creek
Place just after 2 p.m.
A resident who lives in the
271300 block of Conner-
Nelson Road reported the
first fire. Summer Trouille
was aware something was
amiss when her dogs began
barking just before she alert-
ed emergency personnel with
a 911 call.
"We came outside and the
woods were on fire," she said.
"Ifs crazy. It's all up and down
Conner-Nelson Road."
Nathalene Primitive
Baptist Church was endan-
gered by encroaching flames.
Personnel from Nassau
County Fire Rescue and the
Florida Division of Forestry
worked to protect the church
building and set up camp in
the area. It took nearly nine
hours to extinguish the fires.

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Leslie Tanner has always
had a love for exercise.
"I've tried every fitness
craze and found cycling
to be injury-free, a fantastic
caloric burner and just fun -
never boring and adaptable
for all ages and sizes. I
have found spin gives me
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mind and body! We are
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Tanner recently opened a
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708 S. Eighth St., behind
A cycling teacher for six
years, Tanner says biking is
beneficial because it is easy
on the body.
"You can burn between
600-800 calories in a session.
You are toning your entire
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Never the same class twice,
always different music and
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Classes last between 45
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Individuals adjust the tension
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"You feel the support of
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March 31 is

deadline for

property tax
The clock is ticking toward
the April 1 delinquency date for
Nassau County property own-
ers who have not paid their
2009 tax bill. Pursuant to state
law, on April 1 a 3 percent penal-
ty will be added to the unpaid
To avoid the penalty, tax bills
must be paid or postmarked no
later than March 31. Payments
may be made online, by mail
or in person at one of the Tax
Collector's four office locations
in Callahan, Fernandina Beach,
Hilliard and Yulee.
"If you have not remitted
payment, there is still time to do
so before the penalty begins,"
said Tax Collector John M.
Drew. "We have recently mailed
over 9,000' reminder bills, so I
expect the offices will be very
busy next week."
Payments can be made
online using a credit card or an
electronic check at the Tax
Collector's website, www.nas-, or by phone at
800-601-1067. The credit card
processing company charges a
2.49 percent convenience fee,
but the Tax Collector's Office
receives no portion of the fee.
Electronic checks, or E-checks,
are available free of processing
If mailing, be advised that
the U.S. Postal Service post-
mark will apply. The envelope
must be postmarked no later
than March 31 or the penalty
will apply.
Since opening the 2009 tax
roll in November, the Tax
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Let's start with.a concept
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Rick Keffer

miles cost a minimum of 20 cents per mile in
depreciation. The other basic point of com-
parison is that an average annual mileage is
15,000. That is the basis for most leases.'
Now, let's.go shopping for a one-year-old
car. Many of these are rental cars, bank
repossessions and a rare trade-in. We are
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cle. We find a 2009 minivan with 32,000 miles
for $18,000. At another lot, they are offering a
like 2009 van with 15,000 miles for $19,750.
What is the better buy?
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depreciation of 20 cents per mile, it should be
$3,400 less than a 12,000-mile van and it's
not there is only a $1,750 difference.
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for $15,300. Another just like it with 29,000
miles is $16,875. Again, the mileage variance

Look for cars driven six to 10
years with under 100,000 miles.

should create a $3,000 price difference, and it
Plus, car number two has more factory
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enough for high mileage; in my opinion. I
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Thompkins Landing on the St. Marys River is for sale.


Will county los(

St. Marys River
The very same economic recession
that has put Nassau County into a
financial bind has also dropped a A public
jewel in the county's lap. The ques- future ger
tion is will the Nassau County Commissioners
have the courage and foresight to take advan- enjOcy this
tage of this once-ih-a-lifetime opportunity. S.
Thompkins Landing is a 192-acre property
along the beautiful St Marys River in the
northwestern corner of organization th
Nassau County. It has a Nassau County
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With its high sandy bluffs, Dune, the Ren<
this place offers prime the Egans Cre<
recreational opportunities End Boat Ramp
and has been used by There is an
locals for fishing, swim- the deadline to
S ,niing, boating, picnicking And the county
and hiking for many years. June I in order
It is an important-point on is standing by
Weintraub !' the, St. NMarys River soofar Nassau C
Paddling Trail, and brings unable to focus
in canoe and kayak enthu- fall in its project
siasts from all over the region, adding to the The money,
economy of this rural part of Nassau County. Landing happe
The public's enjoyment of Thompkins account. We ar
Landing, however, is threatened. Privately authorities thai
owned Thompkins Landing has been fore- has the money.
closed on, a victim of the poor economy. The sioners would
bank that now owns this tract is looking for a always done, us
buyer. The Trust for Public Land (TPL), a cover current o
national non-profit organization, has negotiat- Clerk John Cra
ed a remarkably tow price with the bank. sioners how th
While the 192-acre property was listed at $6 et shortfall witi
million just a couple years ago, TPL has nego- reserve funds
tiated a purchase price of $1.5 million. TPL has projects).
the exclusive opportunity to help Nassau Acquisition
County purchase the property, public park wil
Further, TPL has identified a grant funding can always enj(
source available'to reimburse the county for St Marys Rive
up to 25 percent ($375,000) of the land acquisi- large recreation:
tion costs, and is prepared to work with county (require
Nassau County to permanently preserve this ly, Thompkins
important recreation resource. A three-year into an import
lease-purchase agreement is available through thus bringing i
TPL so the financial impact to Nassau will be Nassau econor
small in the first year. There would be three fund future cot
payments ($500,000 down, $500,000 plus inter- What is nee
est one year later, $500,000 plus interest two county commis
years later). The $375,000 grant would &ome in ports acquisitk
two phases, the first phase available Oct 1 of ,need to be call
this year. lective backboi
(The Trust for Public Land is a national of acquiring ThI



park will ensure that
nerations can always
serene place along the
t. Marys River.

at conserves land for people. In
', TPL helped protect the site of
rk, American Beach's NaNa
dezvous Club, two parcels on
ek Greenway and the North
urgency to this opportunity as
apply for the grant is April 1.
y needs to have site control by
to receive the grant funds. TPL
ready to move into action. But
County has dragged its heels,
beyond the staggering short-
:ted budget for 2011.
to purchase Thompkins
ns to be in the county's bank
e informed by county financial
t the Capital Improvement Fund
But the fear is county commis-
prefer to do what they have
se the reserved capital funds to
operating expenses. County
awford has shown the commis-
ey could handle the 2011 budg-
tout using capital improvement
(cut staff, expenses, delay pet
of Thompkins Landing for a
1 ensure that future generations
oy this serene place along the
r. It fills a county need for a
nal facility in this part of the
ed by law). But most important-
Landing could be developed
ant regional tourist attraction,
n tourist dollars to help the
ny in general as well as to help
inty budgets.
ded, right now, is to show the .
ssioners that the public sup-
)n of Thompkins Landing. They
ed and told to stiffen their col-
ne and take the courageous step
hompkins Landing.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

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Optimist Club
The Optimist Club of Fernandina Beach
wishes to thank all of the businesses and indi-
viduals that helped to ensure the success of
our Inaugural Oyster Roast, Silent Auction &
Raffle. Over 300, people joined us at Kelley
Termite & Pest Control Warehouse on March
6 for the event. From all you can eat oysters,
shrimp and desserts, to a live DJ with karaoke,
to over 30 great items to bid on and over 35
door prizes good times were had by all!
In addition to ticket sales, we were able to
raise money through a successful silent auc-
tion. We are grateful for the donations for the
auction from the following businesses and
individuals: Amelia Island Coffee & Ice Cream,
Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Lock & Key,
Amelia Massage, Amelia River Cruise, Amelia
Shotgun Sports, Applebee's, Beef O'Brady's,
Bo & Mike's Detail Shop, Books Plus, Buy
Gones, Cindy's Nail & Hair Salon, Coastal
Vision Center, Cupid's Carry Out, Dottie B's
Florist, Ed. Mosher, Emerald Princess,
Elizabeth Point Lodge, Elizabeth Trading Co.,
Faye Small, Fernandina Mulch & Stone, Fifi's
Fine Resale, First Coast Community Bank,
First Federal Bank, Go Fish, Go Yoga, Golf ,
Cl$ of Amelia Island, Images Salon. srml-
Auto re. ,-3TtM oudett, Ket4e L E rc"'"
Service, Kelley Termite & Pest control ,
Lawrence Piper, Bowling Enterprises, Nassau
Diamond Showroom, Olde Town Carriage,
Paul Clark Ford. Pepper's, Pipeline Surf Shop,
Regions Bahnk, Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler
Jeep, Robisdn Jewelry, Amelia Sanjon Gallery,
Sea Breeze, Sign Shoppe, Scott & Sons Fine
Jewelry, Sherwin Williams, Sliders Seaside
Grill, T & A Sports, Terni Wood and Texaco
Express/North Florida Lube.
We also appreciate the support we received
through in-kind donations from the following
businesses and individuals: Amelia Island
Graphics, Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia
Paint & Hardware, Beaches Best Bar-B-Que,
David Hardee, Florida Properties, Florida
Public Utilities, Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp
Festival, Inc., Jason Ritter, Jones Seafood,
Noble Monument, Pye's Equipment, Rayonier,
Spouses Catering and Stateline Disposal.
We would like to say thank you to Florida
Public Utilities for donating the grand door
prize a $1,400 grill! We were honored that
you believed in our cause and effort and donat-
ed such a generous gift. Robert Keeling was
extremely excited to win such a wonderful
grill. Florida Public Utilities is a staple in our
community and we are grateful to have your
company in this community supporting local
organizations. I
What a wonderful community we live in!
Thank you to everyone who purchased a tick-
et and came to the event,, It was nice to see
friends, families and associates supporting
the club. Without your support, the evening
would not have been a success.
As president of the Optimist Club of
Fernandina Beach, I am honored to have had
such a hard working team involved in this
event. The members worked hard from the
planning stages to cleanup. With over 50 peo-
ple volunteering, the event was a success and
I look forward to working with everyone next
year for our 2nd Annual Oyster Roast, Silent
Auction & Raffle. From the bottom of my
heart thank you to the members and vol-
The Optimist Club of Fernandina Beach
meets every Wednesday from noon-1 p.m. at
Sliders Banquet Room off Sadler Road. Please
join us as my guest for an hour of fun and
relaxation. We are dedicated to "Bringing Out
the Best in Kids" through community service
programs and scholarships to serve the youth
in our community. If your youth organization
is in need of assistance, please contact me at
John Crow
200942010 President
Optimist Club of Fernandina Beach

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Time for U.S. to look in mirror

merica, we need to wake up and look
in the mirror.
Staring back at us is the ugly
truth. We are the problem.
If we don't come to grips with reality and
change direction, the most advanced nation in
the world is going to lose its coveted place in'
This isn't about pointing fingers and blam-
ing Washington. .
The real issues live on Maip Street, in all
states. Where we got off the right road was
wandering away from John Smith's Jamestown
Settlement proposition: "If you don't work, you
don't eat"
Like stacking crumbling bricks, we are
building generation after generation a
faulty foundation for our future. Just look
Other countries are outworking us. This
didn't just happen when the economy gutted
the job market. For decades, it's been clear too
many of us are soft and too quick to stick out
our hands.
It's our fault Just like an unguided, undisci-
plined child, we will grow into an unguided,
undisciplined adult. We have allowed this to
happen. How? We have rewarded the unpro-
ductive with entitlements. And now we have
elected leaders, at every level, 'w '.otect
their jobs by pouring moree'fifit slop
into the somrnthirig-for-nothi0 t ...
But not all of us are lazvfigs rooting for
freebies. There are people, Ierate to blister
their hands to feed their fadfTis. A job, any

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Algaein ,
Amelia Parklake
Was it fertilizers or swimmir
pool water? What caused the he
rendous algae bloom on the' lak
("Algae bloom turns lake to nec
soup," March 24)? We may n':%v,
What we do know is i.hat it
appeal of Amnelia Park is large
dependent on the abundance '
foliage and.the pristine beauty ,
the lake, '
So too, a centerpiece attraction:
the YMCA in Amelia Park is 't
Olympic-style swimming pool.
The issue is why. anyone wou.
dump thousands of gallons of swir
ming pool water, or, a harmfi
amount of fertilizers, into such
lovely lake. It is indicative of gross
environmental insensitivity and/,
arrogance beyond stupidity.
Now the residents of Amel
Park have yellowish slime scarring
one of the freshwater jewels on tli
island and the YMCA must han
its head in shame.
. ...'e tragedy of dumping po<
.,"*wat'einfb tw- la iRwas a travesty
easfitkavoided At the'font door c
the YMCA is a storm drainage po,
ideally suited for such drainage
Why did the YWCA point the hos
from the pool into the lake and n
into the drainage pond? A serious
question and the public deserve
an answer.
Meanwhile, what impact
will this mockery have On th
beautiful beneficial wildlife th;
inhabits the lake? This is th
true horror and shame of the inc
An interesting coincidence
this contempt of our environment
occurred on the 20th anniversary
the Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster
Twenty years later and still the env
ronment suffers and may forever
What good would civil or crim
nal charges serve in ihe Ameli
Park case? If nothing else a wake u
call for all those who dare disr
spect what is left of the beauty of ou
unspoiled Amelia Island enviror
John Uoy
Amelia Islan

Secondhand smoke
I would venture to say the
most people in today's worl
realize that secondhand smokl
is ,dangerous to one's health
What about outdoor secondhand.
According to Science Daily (Ma
3, 2007), Stanford University com
pleted a study that shows outdoo
secondhand smoke, like at a caf6 o
park, contains carcinogens an(
other harmful, toxic chemicals
Noting that the current air standard
for PM2.5 (a toxic chemical pro
duced by cigarette smoke) is 3
micrograms, the Stanford stud
measured levels of over 500 microc
grams when sitting within two fe"
of a smoker, outdoors for 10 min
Another study released by th.
University of Georgia in Novembei
2009 reports on exposure to non
smokers of a nicotine byproduc
known as cotinine.
If the pre-exposure level of cot'
nine is .069ng/ml and post-expo
sure to outdoor smoke gives level
of .182ng/ml to .959ng/ml, wha
does this mean? To put it in per
spective, cotinine levels of.4ng/m
are enough' to increase lung can
cer deaths to 1 for every 1,000 peo
ple and heart disease deaths by 1 fo
every 100.
Will all Nassau County resident:
read this letter and quit? Probably,
not, but hopefully this brief bit o
information will give our commu
nity something to think about th,
next time they are sitting outside,
enjoying a good burger or if an out



job, would be a Godsend.
Then there are those who,
cannot take care of them-
selves. It's our moral obliga-
tion to help the helpless.
But, my jaw tightens when
I see someone who is unwill-
ing to work but expects a
This isn't about Demo-
crats or Republicans. There is
plenty of incompetence on
both sides of the aisle local,
state and national.
This is about restoring
health to the American Way.
And that starts with everyone
doing what they can to make
it better. If you are too old or
unable to get out and go, you

can still be an encourager and vote.
President Obama gets high marks for try-
ing. Right now, we see trillions of dollars being
thrown at problems. But where are the positive
results? If we are going to encumber our great-
grandchildren with national debt, I believe we
should invest those borrowed dollars into re-
educating those citizens who have forgotten
John Smith's concept the one that made
America strong.
More adults and parents need respon-
sible for the consequences of poor planning.
Education opens doors of opportunity, but you
must be willing to step through the threshold
and try. We should begin now, purging the enti-

tlement mentality. We owe America for our
A good place to start re-tooling that thought
is with our teenagers. Let's bring back the
draft. Everyone doesn't have to carry a rifle.
There are public service needs, but all would
benefit from the mental and physical shape-up
of a boot-camp experience.
Employable skills would be a valuable
byproduct for many.
Our First Lady is campaigning against child-
hood obesity. This is a cause beyond noble. It's
necessary. But Mrs. Obama should say,
"Honey, I have an idea to make our people
healthier. I'll concentrate on the young chil-
dren. You work with the teenagers. Bring back
the draft. This will make a difference now and
In the'meantime, for those who can't find a
job, let's benefit from the Great Depression
and revive the Public Works Administration.
While we are building roads and repairing tat-
tered infrastructure, our tax-dollar investments
would be fortifying our foundation and letting
folks rebuild their pride by earning a pay-
America, we need to look in the.mirror.
Staring back at us will be Pogo, who observed,
"We have met the enemy and he is us."'We
must make hard decisions, right now. If we
don't make a U-turn soon, we'd better start
learning to speak Chinese.
.H "Drnk" NeSmith Jr is president of
Community Newspapers Inc., ofAthens, Ga., the
company that ow'ns the News-Leader


door smoking policy were up for a

se Kerrie L Albert
ot Sutton Place Behavioral health
Is Tobacco Free Nassau
es Partnership

ts Caringbusiness
at Three cheers and a "possum" to
e Darrel Higgins, his technicians and
:i- the staff at Nader's Pest Raiders.
I phoned them about a noise I
is heard coming from under my
nt home. Mr. Higgins and one of the
of techs arrived a day or two later.
r. After inspecting the ground, they
'i- set a live trap for the mystery crit-
Er ter that decided to take up resi-
i- After a week or two of checking
a the trap twice a day, I finally had
p .my intruder. In the cage was a small
e- possum that stared up at-me with a
ir toothy grin.
n- The folks at Nader's were won-
derful in the way they offered to
d, 'work with me and calmed my fears
d about whatever big, hairy nasty
thing I imagined living under there.
Kudos to the Nader's folks -
they're a caring bunch.
at Theresa DeMayo
d Fernandina Beach
A. politically correct
On Sunday, March 7, a group of
y Muslims attacked Christians in vil-
l- lages at about 2 a.m. in Nigeria,
r killing over 300 people. On Monday,
)r March 8, the New York Times had a
d small article at the bottom of page
s. 7 titled "Sectarian Clashes Kill
d Dozens in Central Nigeria." I can't
>- imagine what the author of that
5 headline thought they were doing.
y The kind of political correctness
- that title represents is part of what
t is killing our country.
I- The article goes on to describe
the attack that started with gunfire
e arid gasoline poured on the roofs
r, of the houses. Virtually every house
i- was burned down. Almost all of the
:t dead Christians were women, chil-
dren and aged and many of them
i- were hacked to death with
- machetes. Several were decapitated
s or scalped. Can you imagine what
t that, headline would have stated,
- an4,Where in the paper it would
Il have been placed, if Christians
- would have done this to Muslims?
)- Religion of peace? Politically cor-
r i' t losers, why don't you write a
ribrally superior retort to this letter?
s Jim Last
y Fernandina Beach
- Upside-down flag
e I respect my flag, my country. I
- spent 23 yrs in the U.S. Air Force,

defending it from our enemies, both
foreign and domestic. But now we
have a Senate and House of
, Representatives that are shredding
our constitution. They had a full
year to try to pass a health care and
could not get it passed with the
Democrats in power; when Scott
Brown was elected we thought it
was a pause, to give us some say in
the process, but now they want to
pass this bill without even a vote.
What in the hell has happened to
our country?
Really, this is something you
would except to hear from
Hugo Chavez, not in the United
States. I really have an idea why
Obama has tried his best to upset
the American people. He wants to
invoke martial law, the next step
would be to round up our guns,
then our First Amendment rights
will'stand toe to toe with Obama
and his czars, and the police force
he wanted to fund, remember what
he said, he wanted' a police force,
just as well funded, just as strong,
why? I think Obama has had his
dreams, not of a free America, but
of one that he could control as long
as he wants.
Some people say it can't happen
here, well, hell, look 'at the strong
Chicago- gangster-style methods to
get bills passed. His cap and trade,
once he saw he could not get it
passed, he wrote an executive order
and sent it to the EPAso they can be
his enforcers to another unconsti-
tutional attack on our rights.
I have had people stop by and
threaten me because they don't
understand what it means to fly our
flag upside down. This is my free-
doin of speech, to let everyone
know what I think. I think our coun-
try is under attack from inside by
people like George Soros, Obama
himself. I am not a radical, I am a

right-wing extremist, at least if you
hear Nancy Pelosi.say it
We believe in God, our country
and saying the Pledge of Allegiance,
and the right to be free. It's a-com-,
ing. I pray I am wrong, but there are
too many indicators that say I am
J.L Brown

Israel and Gaza
United Nations- Secretary
General Ban Ki-Moon is set to
arrive in Israel to visit the Gaza Strip
amidst demands to end a so-called
siege on the terrorist-controlled ter-
ritory. Yet one has to ask what siege,
or blockade, he is referring to.
738,576 tons of humanitarian aid
were transferred into the Gaza Strip
in 2009.
Additionally the UN has provid-
ed $200 million in Gaza Strip aid
following a military operation that
reportedly claimed 1,300 fatalities
amongst a population of less than
1.5 million.
In stark contrast, despite plans to
raise more funds, the UN has pro-
vided only $10 million to natural
disaster victims in Haiti as of the
end of'Janhary, an earthquake that
claimed the lives of over 230,000
people and affected over three mil-
The international community
has bought into a bold-faced lie
about an Israeli siege on the Gaza
Strip while ignoring the facts on the
ground. International humanitari-
an aid has been flowing rapidly into
the Gaza Strip for years. In fact,
30,576 aid trucks entered the terri-
tory in 2009, aswell as 4,883 tons of
medical equipment.
Also, U.S Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton pledged $900 mil-
lion in' aid to be sent to the
Gaza Strip following Operation Cast
A USAID and DOD report cal-
culating aid sent to quake-ravaged
Haiti noted that, as of last month, all
U.S. government programs provid-
ed just over $700 million in aid, near-
ly $200 million less than to the ter-
rorist-controlled Gaza Strip.
The tragedy in Haiti dwarfs any-
thing that has happened in Gaza,
yet it has almost disappeared from
the news pages.
In about 90 days hurricane sea-
son starts and Haiti will probably
suffer more death and destruction
than Gaza ever faced, since so many
people have lost their homes with
nothing to protect them from the
winds and rain.
Do I sense a double standard or
discrimination in reporting?
Bob Tankel
Amelia Island

f.i )



Katie Ride/Walk f

The Katie Caples
Foundation will host its sixth
annual donor awareness
event, the Katie Ride for Life,
on Saturday, April 17, start-
ing on Amelia Island.
The one-day ride/walk,
sponsored by Mayo Clinic
Transplant Center, will fea-
ture a 100-mile and 100km
route for avid cyclists and a
choice of a 60km or 30km
ride for recreational enthusi-
asts of all ages. The ride will
span nine islands to include
Amelia, Big Talbot, Little
T.dl,,t and Fort George
islands. There is also a 5k
and 10k walk which will
begin at 10 a.m. and will loop
:lringh Fort Clinch State




Ann Pimentel, a pariish-
ioner at St. Michael's Church,
Fernandina Beach, recently
received a letter from
Kimberly Phillips, MD, a sur-
geon with the 603rd ASB who
is serving at the level three
hospital at Bagram Air Field
in Afghanistan.
In her letter, Phillips indi-
cated that the clinical staff, as
well as other aid station and
hospital personnel, took care
of 400-plus patients in the
span of eight hours. She stat-
ed, "We can almost guarantee
that spring and summer will
be even busier in the clinic
and at Medevac."
Phillips went on to explain
that the doctors would love to
be able to hand out stuffed
animals to the moms and chil-
dren coming through the clin-
Pimentel called St.
Michael Academy to share
the letter. The children at the
academy were told of the
need and immediately started
"Project Teddy Bear." Many
of the children know
Pimentel as "Miss Jo" and

Registration is open, to
register as an individual or a
team please visit:
Starting times are: 7:30
a.m. for the 100 mile Century
Ride and 100 km; 8:30 a.m.
for the 30km and 60km; 9:30
a.m. for the Off-road and
Family Fun Ride; and 10 a.m."
for the 5k & 10k Walk. All
events start from the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center at
2500 Atlantic Ave. Breakfast
is provided by Winn Dixie,
and lunch is provided by
Carrabba's and Firehouse
The Katie Caples
Foundation was started in

or Life April
1998 by the family of Katie raises funi
Caples, a young high school awareness
student from Jacksonville of organ a
who became an organ and and encou
tissue donor after not surviv- make a po
ing the trauma of an automo- about don
bile accident. more than
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behind," says David Caples, 3,500 liste
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Ann Pimentel, right, with Principal Deborah Suddarth and some of the students of.
St. Michael Academy with some of their Project Teddy Bear collections.

wanted to help. The children
also knew how comforting it
can be to hold a stuffed toy
and immediately began col-
lecting to share with the chil-
dren in Afghanistan.

Thanks to the efforts of
the students'and Pimentel,
more than 200 stuffed ani-
mals were collected and are
being shipped to assist
Phillips and her medical staff '

As the stuffed toys were
being place in Pimentel's car,
one of the students
remarked, "It is good to know
that we can bring happiness
'to children so far away."


Mr. Gregory, Miss Richardson

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 of Al and Sallie
Richardson of Melbourne.
The groom-elect is the son of
James and Ann Gregory of


John and Alma Pruitt of
White Oak, Ga., formerly of
Fernandina Beach, celebrated
their 50th wedding anniver-
sary recently. They were mar-
ried March 12, 1960, in
LaGrange, Ga. She is the for-
mer Alma Hudson.
Their children are Kim
(David) Page of Fernandina
Beach, LaRee (Sonny) Moody
of Green Cove Springs and
Patti (Ken) Eubanks of

Mr. and Mrs. Pruitt

Hawesville, Ky. They have
nine grandchildren and two


Katie M. Skinner and
Dustin A. Theobald of
Fernandina Beach announce
the birth of a son, Emerson .
Andrew Theobald, born at
4:25 p.m. March 10, 2010, at
Baptist Medical Center-
Nassau. The baby weighed 6
pounds 10 ounces and meas-
ured 19 1/2 inches in length.
Paternal grandparents are
Tom and Mona Theobald of
Fernandina Beach. Maternal
grandparents are Brian K
Skinner of Fernandina Beach
and Molly Skinner of
Florence, Ky. Great-grandpar-
enti are David and Sue

French of Fernandina Beach,
Patricia Haas of Florence, Ky.,
and Patricia Siprell of Hawaii.
Mary and James Her-
bert of Jacksonville announce
the birth of a son, Colton
Ranger Herbert, born at 3:15
p.m. March 14, 2010, at Me-
morial Hospital, Jacksonville.
The baby weighed 5 pounds
11.5 ounces and measured 18
inches in length.
Paternal grandparents are
Debra and James Herbert of
Palm Coast Maternal grand-
parents are Wynette and
Kenneth Boles of Fernandina


Sue Northey-Andrews,
daughter of Tom and Trudy
Northey of Fernandina
Beach, was admitted to mem-
bership in the Philip Living-
ston Chapter, the Michigan
Society, Daughters of the
American Revolution Feb. 6.
She graduated from
FernandinaBeach High ',, ',
Schooland attended the__
University of South Florida'

before moving to Michigan.
Northey-Andrews received a
masters degree in public
administration at the
University of Michigan and
taught sociology at Henry
Ford Community College.
She retired after 33 years
with the office of child sup-
port, state of Michigan as' ."
_dir-ector of operations and
now lives in Brighton, Mich.



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Army Pfc. Charles M.
Bailey has returned to Fort
Richardson, Anchorage,
Alaska, after being deployed
to Afghanistan for one year.
The soldier is one of 3,500
members of the 4th Airborne
Brigade Combat Team
(Airborne), 25th Infantry
Division stationed at Fort
Richardson. ,
Airborne combat team
members included soldiers
assigned to one of six battal-
ions and regiments of the
25th Infantry Division.
The airborne brigade
served in three eastern
provinces of Afghanistan,
which included the Paktya,
Paktika and Khost. Some of
the challenges the brigade
soldiers faced included pover-
ty, unemployment, security
and management of natural
resources and government
institutions. Soldiers
improved roads, provided

vocational training in con-
struction and civics, improved
and re-opened 29 schools,
remodeled six medical clinics
and improved three district
While deployed in Afghan-
istan, he was decorated with
an Army Commendation
Medal and Combat Action
Bailey, a motor transport
operator, is assigned to the
3rd Battalion, 509th Para-
chute Infantry Regiment. He
is the son of Joy Reitch of.
Hoschton, Ga., and Brett
Bailey of Fernandina Beach.
E Navy Seaman Recruit
Brandon A. Pittman, son of
Anita L and Clarence E.
Pittman of Callahan, recently
completed U.S. Navy basic
training at Recruit Training
Cqmmand, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week pro-
gram, Pittman completed a

variety of training, which
included classroom study and
practical instruction on naval
customs, first aid, firefighting,
water safety and survival and
shipboard and aircraft safety.
An emphasis was also placed
on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations," an
exercise that gives recruits
the skills and confidence they
need to succeed in the fleet.
"Battle Stations" is designed
to galvanize the basic warrior
attributes of sacrifice, dedica-
tion, teamwork and
endurance in each recruit
through the practical applica-
tion bf basic Navy skills and
the core values of honor,
courage and commitment. Its
distinctly "Navy" flavor was
designed to take into account
what it means to be a sailor.
Pittman is a 2006 graduate
of West Nassau High School
of Callahan."1 Deadline for wedding information and photos is 3 p.m. Tuesday prior
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Her sudden scream pierced
through the silent classroom. Fear,
like a crashing wave of the sea, land-
ed on them all. As the teacher burst
through the louvered bathroom
door, still fixing her clothes, terror
filled her face. "A snake, a snake,"
she screamed.
Over the years, I've heard many
stories, some true, some not. This
one, a true one, has always made me
think about certain spiritual princi-
ples. It all began during a typical day
of school in a little one-room school-
house. The schoolhouse, dating back
to the 1930's, was a warm and invit-
ing building that had won the affec-
tion of both faculty and students
alike. Though remodeled and
brought up to current building
codes, its charm and simplicity had

snakes, doors and victorious living
been perfectly pre- tered when the teacher saw it gliding pose is to kill, steal and to destroy, people all over the world slow down
served. No one across the floor. Thankfully, she was (John 10:10) to consider the sacrificial death, bur-
would have ever able to get her act together before For me, it's pretty clear. You show ial and resurrection of.Jesus Christ,
dreamed that just exiting the so-called restroom; other- me someone tormented by evil; I'll may we too be reminded of all that
underneath all its wise, the emotional trauma would show you someone who has been liv- He's done for us. Not only has He
outward beauty was have been doubly painful. ing with holes in their life. Thank- paid for our sins, but also He's pro-
a snake waiting to Have you ever stopped to consid- fully, the good news is that Jesus vided a way to plug up the holes that
strike terror in er how little unseen holes can create Christ came to not only destroy the allow evil to come and go from our
those inside. such big problems? I have. In my works of the devil, but to close up the lives at will. As for me, though I've
I can only imag- world of pastoring, we call those little holes that have granted evil access never had a physical snake slither
PULPIT ine what it was like holes door points. Often undetected into our lives. As is the case with all across the floor of my house (thank
NOTES for the teacher that or considered of no real conse- the benefits that come fiom God, God), I have had a few spiritual ones
day. The idea of a quence, door points are openings once we are aware of a problem, it's try. I've learned that when it comes
long thin snake that allow the devil access into our our responsibility to lay hold of to having peace in my home it's my
Pastor slithering through personal lives. In a spiritual sense, God's provision. That provision, by job to keep the gaps and the holes
Rob Goyette an unseen hole things like unresolved hurts, rela- the way, is not just about getting us closed.
while you're visit- tionship issues, bitterness, unforgive- to heaven, but about causing us to "Don't give the devil any opportu-
ing the restroom is sure to be a ness, sexual perversion, occultism, lire a vibrant and victorious life here nity to work." Ephesians 4:27
memorable experience. Though the un-confessed sins and the suchlike, on Earth. In the vernacular of this Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
snake turned out to be non-ven- all create holes that grant access to a story, that means snake-free living. Living Waters World Outreach Center
omous, I'm sure none of that mat- dark kingdom whose primary pur- In this season when billions of

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

Rovidence rc .**,

Everyone is welcome:'
Rev. Robert Phelps,
96537 Parliament Drive, Yuloe
(Comer Old Nassauvidle Rd.)
Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.
(904) 432-8118


Food needed
The Salvation Army Hope
House is in need of non-per-
ishable food to give to those
in need. If you can help, it
needs: 1.) Boxes of cereal and
granola bars 2.) Canned or
bottled juice, preferably
apple, orange and grape 3.)
Canned meats like tuna, chic-
ken, spam, Vienna sausages
4.) Ready to eat canned meals
like beanie-weenies, ravioli
and beef stew 5.) Individual
fruit, Jell-O and pudding cups
6.) Rice, pasta, oats, grits,
helper meals, instant mashed
potatoes 7.) Baby formula and
all sizes of diapers. Hope
House is located at 410 South
Date St. Call 321-0435.
Youth revial
Historic Macedonia AME
Church, 202 S. Ninth St.,
Fernandina Beach, will have a
Youth Revival, "Give God
Some Praise," at 6:30 p.m.
There will be a Praise
Band, Praise pance and the
guest revivalist is Minister
Reggie Haywood of 1st
Corinth Baptist Church,
Fernandina Beach. All are
welcome to come as youth
unite in praise to God in there
own way. Contact the church
at 26.- 44-:14 /1 ., -niq

Women of Power, a sub-
sidiary of LaVerne Mitchell
Ministries Inc., presents "It's
All about Purpose," a free
empowerment seminar for
women on March 27 from 10
a.m.-2 p.m. at the Amelia
Island Museum of History,
233 S. Third St. Enjoy a "girls'
day out" with a purpose. Let
your hair down, have fun, be
empowered and inspired to
function in the purpose you
were designed to live. Contact
Valerie Baker at 635-8789.
Financial workshop
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 register.
First Baptist Men's
Brotherhood will sponsor a
car wash for donations at
First Baptist Church, 1600 S.
Eighth St., the for Nassau
Juvenile Residential Facility "
March 27 from 10 a-m.-noon.
Healing service
Impact Your World Church
inviteshthe igo. uarty to a:. ;

"'Worship this week at

thieypace of your


special prayer and healing
service on Mlarch 28 at 11
a.m. Pastor Kalvin Thompson
will teach on prayer and heal-
ing and pray for the sick and
other requests during this
special service. Make plans to
attend and bring your prayer
requests. Chyi'h services are
held every Sundayat the Full
Service Schiool, 86207 Felmor
Road, Yulge. For information,
call Thompson at 261-9072
St. Peter's Episcopal
Church continues to offer a
Celtic Sei'vice the fourth
Sunday of each month. This
music-filled,' candlelit, peace-
ful, contemplative service
filled with the opportunity for
meditation is open to the conm-
munity. Dress is casual. The
next service is March 28 at 6
p.m Call 261-4293.
Worship and lunch
The community is invited
to join Salvation Army Hope
House each Tuesday at noon
for its Weekly Worship Ser-
vice and Fellowship Lunch.
Michael Garza, Messianic
teacher, will share the biblical
importance of the Passover
for Christians on March 30.
Call 321-0435 or stop by the
Hope House, at 410 South
DaterSt. . .. .

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes Youl ...-
Located at the corner
of 8th &Atlantic
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist \
8:45 a.m. Breakfast Burns Hall
9:30 a.m. Christian formation for all.
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
6 p.m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE' 2nd Sunday


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Franklintown United
Franklintown United Methodist Church at
American Beach invites family and friends to,
join them as they honor God for how great He
has been in their lives all year at Holy Week
and Easter Sunday services.
Franklintown's Holy Week services will
begin nightly at 7 p.m., March 31 through
Good Friday, April 2. Easter Sunrise Service
will begin at 7 a.m. April 4 on the waterfront
of American Beach. Sunrise Breakfast will be
served following the service at the Fellowship
Hall on Lewis Street. The church looks for-
ward to worshipping with the community.
Yule Baptist
The Worship Choir of Yulee Baptist
Church will present the musical, "'There
Stands a Cross" on March 28 at 6 p.m. There
will be,drama and beautiful music. Come join
the church as it celebrates the resurrection of
Jesus Christ. The church is located on Harts
Road, across from the Yulee post office. For
more information, call 225-5128.
First Baptist
Celebrate "God is Alive" with First Baptist
Church. On March 28 the church kicks off a
week of celebration as the Worship Choir fea-
tures the musical "I Will Rise" at 10:15 a.m.
The following Thursday is Maundy Thursday
with evening services-beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday morning, Celebration Day
begins with the "Sonrise" service at Peters
Point at 7 a.m., followed by LIFE Groups at 9
a.m. arid the Celebration service at 10:15 a.m.
First Baptist Church is located at 1600 S.
Eighth St. in Fernandina Beach. Call 261-3617
or visit for information..

In the heart of
9 N: 6" Street
Dr. Holton Seigling
Senior Pastor
Worship 8:30 & 11 a
Sunday School 9:50 a
A i Children
aln Adults
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5.Baptist Church
Sunday School.......................................... 9:30 am
Sunday Worship .............................. 10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA ........................ 6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study.......................6:30 pm
941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

An InterdenominationalCommunity Churchi
March 28th, 2010




9:15 am Classic Worship
11:15 am -Celebration Worship for Adults & Kids
The Chapel is located behind The Spa & Shops at
Amelia Island Plantation 36 Bowman Road
(904) 277- 4414

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Come Worship with us where
the Bible is our only Authority.
Church Services' 11am
YMCA on Citrona 225-5368
AAV' ,m lldlSln rland.rlu ,ol.rir y ,or

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96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Senior Pastor: Rev. Michael S. Bowen
Sunday Morning Worship Services-10:30 am
Sunday School 9:15am
Friday 6:45 9:00 Awana
Worship Service 10:30 (Childrens Church)
Sunday p.m. Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
Nursery Provided
Bus Ministry Available

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6prn
Wednesday PraySe rvice 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
Corner of Buccaneer Tr. & Gerbmig Road, Femandina Bch.
For More Infonation Call: 261-9527

Please o1in us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Rev. Mark Stiles

St Peter's
.St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic
A\"e, announces its 2010 Holy Week and
Easter schedule. On Palm Sunday, March 28,
there will be a dramatic reading of the
Passion Gospel at all services. At 7:30 a.m.,
Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Eucharist
(gather in the church); at 8:45 a.m., Liturgy of
the Palms and Holy Eucharist (gather in the
-courtyard); 10:30 a.m., gather in front of the
downtown County Courthouse, if able; 11
a.m., Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Eucharist
(incense will be used).
On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,
March 29-31. at 6 p.m. there will be Holy
On Mau ndy Thursday, April 1 at 6 p.m.
will be Holy Eucharist, foot washing and
stripping of the altar. At 9 p.m., the Vigil
S n Good Friday, April 2, the Vigil ends at
10 a.m. Stations of the Cross begin at 11 a.m.
in the church. At 12:10 p.m. is the Good ..
Friday liturgy, and at 3 p.m. there will be a
children's Good Friday event
On Holy Saturday, April 3, at 11 a.m., there.
will be an Eggstravaganza (children's celebra-
Easter Sunday, April 4, at 6 a.m. is the
Great Vigil of Easter bring a bell! incense
will be used; at 8 a.m. enjoy an Easter .
Celebration Breakfast; 9 a.m., a Festival
Choral Eucharist indoors (no incense). A 9
a.m. outdoor service (Flowering of the Cross)
runs concurrently in the courtyard. At 11 a.m.
is the Festival Choral Eucharist (incense will
be used).

I ,,, EASTER Continued on 1A .

Inowvae ~0ye, Colampoy MusiU, Casua/Atmcsphem
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd
Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KidKredible Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
Connecting with Christ..Connecting with People.

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Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School ...............9:45A.M.
Worship Service ............. 10:SSA.M.
Discipleship Training ........... 6:00P.M.
Evening Worship ............. 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper .... 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ....... 7:00P.M.
736 Bonnieview Road (across from Sadler Rd.)
904-Z61-461S (church office)
Nursery provided

Living Waters
world outreach
Contemporary Worship'
SUN 9:30am
WED 7:00pm
S 9 YoLuh, Nursery &
Children' Ministries
ob & Christie Goyette321-2117
Seim Paslos On AIA mile wst of sO Ar a lsald


Fernandina Beach
Church of Christ
1005 S 14th St
Worship times:
Sun: 9:30am Bible Class
10:30am Worship
Wed: 7:00pm BibleClass


Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All Services
85971 Harts Rd., West 904-225-5128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225.0809

20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of All People
Sunday New Members Class 9 a. m.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. every Sunday
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m.
Ministries: Bus & Van, Couples, Singles. Youth

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First Baptist Church
1600 S. 8th Street
Femandina Beach, FI
(904) 261-3617



WMli'ffiliTa [Illi I .Infii l

Salurday Vigil Mass -4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday. 4 p Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church,
Sunday Masses 800 & 10.0 am & 12 Noon
Daily Massl- 8.30 am M, Wed6., Iurs & F- .
6 pm Tuesday
I Holy Day Messes"Vigil6.00 pmn;Holy Day 8.30 ani
Confessions: Saturday 3*15pm 3:45 pm or by appt
Telephone Numbers:
Parlsh Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number: 904-277-6566,
also call 904-277-0550


Sunday @11:00
515 Centre Street

Hofy frin ty angcan Church

Jyi^can Cfhurch of .Worth America
Our province is a founding member of the %nglican Church
of North America
.4s Anglicans we believe:
the Bible is the Inspired Wdod of God
In God the Father who created us
In lesus Chrisl His Son who saved us
In ithe Holy Spirit who sanctifies us
As Anlican m e wanrdhp uming ihc Iradhlclnal LIturgy in the
J 928 Book of Common Prayer., Affmmng tihe Nicene and the Apostles 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





Skip the
Q .Will you give me some
.suggestions of salt toler-
ant plants? NC
A.Some possible choices of
shrubs are Pittosporum,
Yaupon Holly, ,antana or
Silverthorn (Elaeagnus pun-
gens). Ask you local nursery
about dwarf varieties that
would be a good choice to
grow in pots.
There are
several vari-
eties of
such as
"Golden -
which is yel-
low. There
are two oth- GARDEN
ers, one with TALK
white flowers
and the other ---
with purple Becky ordi
which are commonly found at
local garden centers and plant
nurseries. Any of these three
will attract adult butterflies as
they are searching for nectar.
Smaller, salt tolerant plant
choices (reaching heights of
only 2-3 feet) are Coontie,
Urope, Purslane (Portulaca
spp), or Algerian ivy. You
might try Beach Morning
Glory or Cape Honeysuckle,
which could be trained to

lime on area

climb a trellis both of these
would attract hummingbirds.
Palms for north Florida
would be European, Canary
Island Date, Pindo, Lady and
Windmill. Moderately salt tol-
erant trees are Magnolia,
loquat, Chaste, and Dahoon
holly. For more ideas and
growth habits of these plants,
check out the University of
Florida website: http://edis.
Q .How much lime should I
.add to my lawn and
should I do it now? WA
A This is a repeat question
so I am pulling up one of
my old answers. Please,
please do not add lime to your
Florida yards unless you have
had a soil test that indicates
you need it.
I have had hundreds of soil
test results and only one per-
son has ever had to add lime. I
know it is a common practice
in Northern states to add lime
.to lawns, but our lawngrass
prefers an acid soil (low pH).
Liming the yard raises the pH,
which places undue stress on
the lawn's ability to absorb
important nutrients and min-
erals. If the pH is too high, it
can kill the grass completely.
Lime is an important part
of vegetable gardening but '

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free workshop packed
with tips on living
better -designed fotr
you and your loved one.

Magnolia trees a
ately salt toleran

not lawns Have 'I
dead horse enough
submit a soil samp
office (either in Cz
Yulee) in a paper 1
will run a pH test
charge. Submit on
two samples as ea
takes about 30 mit
process and I do n
to do this for me.
ent analysis can b<
University of Flori
charge per sample
include a pH test,
has soil test kits. C
or 548-1182 for inf
Q What is this
.*under the le
camellia? MM
A. Camellias ar
now and there
are paying more a
them, which resul

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ing these insects more readily.
The insect is tea scale. it will
take some hard work to man-
age these pests.
Notice the operative word
is "manage." You could take a
wet paper towel to wipe off
most of the insects, then apply
horticulture oil (ultra fine
works best) and use a soil
drench of imidacloprid around
FREBECCAJORDI the root area of the shrubs.
ire moder- Imidacloprid is the active
it. ingredient found in several
products made to control
beaten that insects on trees and shrubs,
h? You can which generally is applied
)le to our' only once a year. Check your
allahan or local garden centers for appro-
bag and I private pesticides.
free of Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFAS
ly one or Nassau County Horticultural
ch sample Extension Agent, is a Univer-
nutes to sity. of Florida faculty member
lot have staff Extension locationsare the
A full nutri- satellite office atthe.:County
e run by the Building in Yulee and the
da for a $7 main ExtensionOffieCK4
e, which will Callahan Ti#.'" ..F% .AS
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Amelia Island Museum of
History's grounds and over
the next few weeks may
notice even more activity
taking place on the south-
west side of the building.
The museum is excited to
begin the planting phase:of a
History Garden, containing
historically relevant trees.
and plants as well as region
specific flora. It is seeking
donations to help fund the
completion of this project
and in return is offering a
special naming opportunity.
For each donation of $100, a
small plaque will be placed
in the garden in memory, in
honor or just in thanksgiving
of your special loved one. If
* you are interested in making
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has high quality flowering
landscape, plants, many of
which are rare, unusual and
not available elsewhere by
Robert of Ever Blooming
Gardens who is at the mar-
ket every, week. Special
orders are taken also.
Angie and James of
Reflections of Nature are
garden design specialists
who cap help transform your
yald and garden. Addition-
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herb plants to complete your,
culinary garden and Florida
native landscape plants.
Reflections of Nature will be
at the market on April 10
and 24. Ina of Seven Trees
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9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Seventh and
Centre streets. Call 4914872
or visit www.fernandinafarm-
Arborist court
Arborist certification edu-
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to prepare for the Interna-
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(ISA) arborist certification
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satellite Extension office.
The four-session certifi-
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on April 1, 8, 13 and 22, from
5-9 p.m. All four sessions
must be attended to qualify
for the exam. Cost is $50 per
person. If you would like to
purchase your books, con-
tact Becky Jordi at 548-1116.
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Photo contest
The Wild Amelia Nature
Festival's second annual
Nature Photo Contest is
under way. Digital photos of
island flora, fauna and land-
scapes highlighting the
beauty of nature may be sub-
mitted until April 2. Begin-
ner and advanced photogra-
phers of all ages are invited
to participate; cash prizes for
first, second and third place
will be awarded in.
A jury of professional
photographers will judge the
photos. Winners will be
announced May 22 during
the festival at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
Most will appear in the Wild
Amelia 2011 Nature
Photography calendar.
For details visit For
more information about the
nature festival, slated for
May 21-23, go to
Buwerfly grease
Join Reflections of Nature
Garden Center on US 17
South in Yulee for its annual
butterfly release on April 3
from 10-11:15 a.m. A short
seminar discussing the types
of native plants that attract
butterflies to your garden
will follow. The free seminar
is open to the public. For
information call 225-9915.
Wild Amelia Nature
Festival is a non-profit organ-
ization of volunteers whose
goal is to showcase and pre-
serve our natural area.
Don't miss this opportunity
to be a part of this exciting
festival. Volunteers are need-
ed for all events including
"Stargazing and Music at
Fort Clinch" (Friday, May
21), the Eco Expo (Saturday,
May 22) and the many eco-
tours throughout the area
(May 21-23).
There will be a volunteer
information and sign-up
meeting on Monday, April 5.
at ~heAtlantic Avenue-.,, ,
Otre anton Center-at b p r,'
For information visit or
contact Len Kreger at or
call.(804) 432-8389.
Naturallstto speak
Ginny Stibolt, a naturalist,
with a master's degree in
botany, who writes on the tri-
als and tribulations of Flori-
da gardening, will discuss
sustainable landscaping to
meet the challenges of '
northeast Florida's climate
at Nassau Sierra's meeting
on April 7 at 7 p.m. at the
Council for Aging building,
18th Street between Lime
and Nectarine streets.
Florida's coldest winter in
40 years has tested the sus-
tainability of landscapes.
Combined with warm sum-
mers and alternating wet
and dry seasons, landscap-
ing in Northeast Florida cre-
ates challenges as well as
opportunities for home gar-
deners and property man-
agers. She deals with these
issues in her presentation.
Stibolt will discuss gar-
den design, growing a sus-
tainable lawn, using native
plants, harvesting rainwater
and how to utilize edible
plants in the landscape.
Drawing on her experiences
after she moved to Florida,
she writes the "Adventures
of a Transplanted Gardener"
newspaper and magazine
column and Internet blog.
She has written a book,
Sustainable Gardening for
Florida, published by
University Press of Florida.
Habitat workshops
Nassau Habitat for
Humanity will hold work-
shops for prospective buyers
and accept applications to
buy Habitat homes built on
Amelia Island.
To get an application, an
applicant must attend a
Nassau Habitat Family
Selection Workshop 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

Wednesday, April 14 at 7
p.m. The Peck Center is
located at 516 South 10th St.
For further information
about Nassau Habitat or
these workshops, call 277-
0600 or check the website,
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EASTER Continued from 9A
Providence Presbyterian
All Nassau County residents are
invited to Holy Week services hosted
by Yulee-based Providence Presby-
terian Church, the Rev. Bob Phelps,
pastor. Providence is located at
96537 Parliament Drive at Nassau-
ville Road.
Palm Sunday, March 28, at the
regular worship time of 9:30 a.m.,
members will gather outside and
begin worship with the Palm Sunday
Gospel from Luke, then celebrate
with a Palm Processional into wor-
Providence will host midday
prayers on Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday, March 29-31, in its sanc-
tuary from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., fea-
turing a brief service of prayer,
music and quiet time. The midday
services will begin and end promptly
to allow people to return to work or
other responsibilities.
Maundy Thursday commemo-
rates the Last Supper and
Providence's Thursday, April 1, 7
p.m. service will combine special
choral selections, readings from
Scripture and the celebration of the
Sacrament of Communion.
On Good Friday, April 2, at noon,

congregants will gather for a brief
time of worship remembering the
cross as a sign of their salvation.
Providence Presbyterian will host
two worship opportunities on Easter
Sunday, April 4, beginning with an
ecumenical sunrise service. All are
invited to the 6:50 a.m. outdoor wor-
ship at the new Goffinsville Park on
Old Nassauville Road. Special music
will be presented. At 9:30 a.m.,
church members and all residents
are invited to the Providence sanctu-
ary for special Easter worship led by
All worship events, except for the
sunrise event, will be held at Provi-
dence Presbyterian Church, 96537
Parliament Drive. For information
contact the pastor at (904) 432-4118,
or visit
Memorial United
Holy Week at Memorial United
Methodist Church begins March 29
from 5-7 p.m. with What Would You
Do? a come and go prayer experi-
ence in the Sanctuary. This will be a
time for quiet prayer/meditation that
will call participants to a choice by
encountering the story of Mary of
March 30 from 5-7 p.m., discover
a method of prayer used by many
early Christians walking a prayer

labyrinth. This is an interactive
prayer experience to find the quiet
center within and connect with God.
In Maxwell Hall.
March 31 from 5-7 p.m. is What is
Your Choice? a second come and
go prayer experience in the
Sanctuary. Can you eat the bread of
Jesus? This prayer/meditation event
will invite you to make a choice with
the way you live your life.
Maundy Thursday, April 1, 6:30
p.m., is The Passion Story An
Artistic Journey Through Jesus'
Final Days. In this unique worship
experience, you will both see and
hear the story of Jesus' final days. In
addition, the sacrament of Holy
Communion will be shared.:The
service will incorporate story, music
and visual art. Service will be held in
the Sanctuary.
Good Friday, April 2, 6 p.m. is
Faith at the Movies Jesus. This
modern film about the life, death and
resurrection of Jesus stars Jeremy
Sisto (Law and Order), Debra Mes-
sing (Will and Grace) and Gary Old-
man (Harry Potter)., Movie will be
shown in Maxwell Hall. Pizza will be
provided. There will also be child-
care rand a children's movie.
Easter Sunday, April 4, will
-includethree celebration services:
8 30 a m, 9:45 a.m.; and 11a.m. The

8:30 and 11 a.m. services will also
include a choral cantata. Call the
church, 601 Centre St., at 261-5769.
Prince of Peace
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
will celebrate Holy Week and Easter
with a Maundy Thursday worship,
foot washing, and communion serv-
ice at 7 p.m. on April 1; and a Good
Friday Tenabrae service at 7 p.m. on
April 2. Easter Sunday, April 4, will
be celebrated with a 9 a.m. tradition-
al worship service and an 11 a.m.
praise service. A continental break-
fast and children's Easter egg hunt
will take place between services.
Plantation chapel
Amelia Plantation Chapel Holy
Week services 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. All are welcome.
Friendship Baptist
Friendship Baptist Church, 85834,
Miner Road, Yulee, will host a serv-
ice featuring the Seven Last Words

of Christ on April 2 at 7 p.m. Pastor
is Bishop Eddie Lawrence. For infor-
mation call 225-5627.
Sunrise service
Yulee Baptist Church will hold a
communitywide Easter Sunrise
Service at the Lofton Creek boat
ramp on April 4 at 6:30 a.m. Bring
your friends, family, a comfortable
pop-up chair (or use one of the
church's metal ones), flashlight and
blankets, if needed. There will be
special music, whole-group singing.,
and a short message. Come cele-
brate the Risen Christ.
Holy Trinity Anglican Church,
the Rev. Michael Bowhay, rector, will
celebrate Palm Sunday March 28
with services at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
and distribution of the palms. The
Maundy Thursday service is April 1
at 5:30 p.m. with Holy Communion
and the stripping of the altar.
The Good Friday service is at
noon April 2 with the traditional
Good Friday liturgy and stations of
the cross. Easter Sunday services
are at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. with Holy
The church is located at 1830
Lake Park Drive in Amelia Park. Call

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Local children visitation center is goal

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Lawyers from the Nassau
County Bar Association are
working together to raise
$25,000 for a Nassau County-
based family visitation center
so that all parents may see their
Currently, when a parent is
assigned supervised visitation,
both that parent and the one
with physical custody must
travel to the Jacksonville
Nurturing Center. The custo-

dial parent drops off the chil-
dren, who enter the center and
meet with the other parent
under the supervision of coun-
selors. When the allotted visi-
tation time ends, the children
say goodbye and return to their
custodial parent, with both par-
ents then driving back to
Nassau County.
For some, those trips, often
available a few times a week
via court order, are not afford-
able. Members of the bar asso-
ciation decided to join forces
to develop a solution. About

$9,000 of the $25,000 goal has
been raised.
"It's a big deal for families
who just can't afford to get
down there," said Chanda L.
Rogers, associate attorney with
the law office of Valerie Falte-
mier in Fernandina Beach.
Rogers spoke before the Hil-
liard Town Council March 18.
She said that out of each 20
clients, 11 cannot afford the
cost of visitation, including
gasoline and fees associated
with the visit, and still afford
to pay child support and. sup-

port themselves in the current
When a parent travels to the
Jacksonville center for super-
vised visitation, a fee of $12 to
$40 must be paid per visit. The
charge is assessed on a sliding
scale based on income.
"A great number of clients
ordered to have supervised vis-
itation have to forfeit visitation,"
Rogers said.
She added that while the
parent with the court-ordered
visitation is paying the fee, both
parents are paying the cost of

gas to get to the Jacksonville
location, straining the resour-
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requires monitoring but also
the custodial parent who tries
to appease his or her children's
desire to see the other parent.
"If you're that kid, all you
care about is seeing Mama or
Daddy," Rogers said.
The proposed Nassau
County center could be located
at the YMCA Kids Campus on
Pages Dairy Road in Yulee.
Rogers said the goal is to
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Charlie Crist recently signed a
proclamation encouraging
Floridians to partake in Earth
Hour 2010. To recognize the
event, the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection
(DEP) is asking all Floridians
to turn off their lights for one
hour beginning at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday to raise awareness for
energy conservation and reduc-
tion of greenhouse gas emis-
"Simple individual actions
such as turning off a light can
amount to a collective and pro-
found impact on energy con-
servation," said DEP Secretary
Michael W. Sole. "Earth Hour
reminds us of the harmful
effects of climate change, and
how worldwide action can alle-
viate this issue both in the pres-
ent and for the future."
Earth Hour, sponsored by
the World Wildlife Fund
(WWF), is a global climate
change initiative that requests
the collaborative effort of indi-
viduals, businesses, govern-
ments and communities around
the world, endorsing the mes-
sage that individual efforts on a
mass scale can positively trans-
form our planet. Earth Hour
symbolizes turning out the
lights to-harmful emissions and
dependency on foreign oil, and
turning on the lights to cleaner
air, a strong economic future
and a preservation of our natu-
ral resources.
Earth Hour originated in
Sydney, Australia, three years
ago, when more than two mil-
lion residents turned off their
lights for one hour. Last year,
nearly one billion people jointly
participated in Earth Hour -
involving 4,100 cities in 87 coun-
tries on. seven continents.
Within this number, 80 million
Americans and 318 U.S. cities
fused together with 18 iconic
landmarks from around the
world, including the Eiffel
Tower in Paris, the Las Vegas
Strip and the Empire State
Crist's proclamation observ-
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the state's commitment to pro-
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generations to enjoy. In con-
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to diversify energy sources, spur
economic growth, and promote
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White ElephantSale
The Federated Republican
Women of Nassau County will
hold a White Elephant Sale on
Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at Republican Headquarters,
402 Centre St. in Fernandina
Beach. The sale will feature
family treasures, political
memorabilia and odds and
ends from local Republicans.
Local elected officials and
candidates will be in atten-
dance. The public is invited.
Patriots reschedule
Because of the Passover/
Easter holiday the Patriots of
Nassau County will not meet
the first Friday and Saturday
of April but will instead have
an educational event at the
American Legion building in
Fernandina Beach at 7 p.m.
April 9.
Nassau County Clerk of
Court John Crawford will
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Deutsche Bank
Jacksonville is sponsoring the
American Heart Association's
"Go Red For Women" cam-
paign and its second annual
"Show Us Your Heart" art
contest 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
Jacksonville Libraries and dis-
played at Deutsche Bank.
For further information
call Deutsche Bank AG at
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Rtverkeeper 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 Ser-
vice Announcements") video
entries. The winner in both
the high school and college
category will 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 Entry dead-
line is Friday, April 23. Rules,
guidelines and videos of previ-
ous winners can be found at
Shrimp Fest pageant
,. Contestant rehearsals for-.,
the MissiShrimp Festival 0010
Scholarship Pageant, spon-
sored 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
home-schooled. The four-part
application packet may be
downloaded from
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@shrimpfestival.
Teen Court
Nassau County Teen Court
will be held March 30 at the
Nassau County Judicial
Annex, 76347 Veterans Way in
Yulee. Sessions begin at 6
Students ages 11-18 are
invited to participate. Those
wishing to be on the volunteer
jury or act as attorneys, court
clerks and bailiffs can sign up
through their school guidance
offices or by attending court
and signing up then. To par-
ticipate as an attorney, see
Coordinator Charles Griffin,
who assigns the rotating posi-
tions. Volunteers need to
arrive between 5:30 and 6
p.m. For information call
Griffin at 548-4600.
Nassau County SWAT
(Students Working Against
Tobacco) will meet April 6
from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the
Fernandina Beach Police
Department Community
Room on Lime Street Area
youth interested in learning
more about SWAT are wel-
come to attend or should call
Mary Obenauf, county SWAT
coordinator, at 548-1866..
Supply giveaway
The Association for
Retarded Citizens invites all
teachers to its next free give-
away for Nassau County
teachers and paraprofession-
als ffom 2:30-4:30 p.m. April
20 at School House Supplies
at ARC/Nassau, 86051 Hami-
lton St. (off US 17 north in
Yulee). Fill three bags with
supplies for your classroom.
Please bring an ID identifying
you as an educator. For infor-
mation, call Angie Brown at


Improve Night
Improv Night at West
Nassau High School, 1
Warrior Drive, Callahan,
will be held from 6:30-
8:30 p.m. tonight. Tickets
are $3 at the door. The
first Improv Night was a
great success, said Martha
S. Garvin, the drama
teacher. The audience was
75 strong and laughs were
plentiful. The West Nassau
students have developed a
keen talent for improvisa-
tion. Come out and join
them in the fun. From left
are Mason Moore, Tabitha
Piipke, Ryan Mowl,
Brandon Davies, Sophia
Retchless and Richard

Students compete in French
West Nassau High School French students competed at Congres de la Culture Franoaise en Floride (the state
French competition) last weekend in Orlando. WNHS is the only school from Nassau County that has participated
in this event in the last two years, said French teacher Alison Stewart, who noted that the state competition helps
motivate the students.
Receiving Good Ratings were: Reading Elizabeth Potts, Level 1; Doroty Felisberto, Level 2; Katie Beall, Level
3; Trevor Mead, Level 4; Brandon Tomlinson, Level 4; and Landon Moyle, Level COA (Classe Ouverte Am6ricaine
- meaning level 5 'and higher students who do not have any sort of native French-speaker claims); and Level 1
Original Skit Elizabeth Potts, Savannah Davis and Morgan Saylor.
Receiving Excellent Ratings were: Reading April Carroll, Level 2; Photo Album Ciji Watson; Project Ciji
Watson; Poetry Recitation Joeseph Matos, Level COA.
Receiving Superior Ratings were: Theater Play Mason Moore, Courtney Blackman, Tessa Hines, Sarah Goss,
Brandon Tomlinson, April Carroll, Jenna Midyette, Garrett Fedderly and Trevor Mead; Poetry Recitation Morgan
Saylor, Level 1; Tessa Hines, Level 2; Christina McCrossen, Level 3; and Courtney Blackman, Level .4.
West Nassau High School was also awarded a trophy for fifth place in overall ranking in its division (based on
school size). Pictured above is the entire team that traveled to Orlando.


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Camden Wildcats

by Pirates in eighth inning


It was nip and luck all night
Wednesday when the Pirates
hosted Camden County.
"Both teams kept it inter-
esting," said Ken Roland, head
baseball coach at Fernandina
Beach High School. "We kept
coming back and they kept'
coming back. It was two teams
that fought through some mis-
takes, but we just came up one
The FBHS Pirates couldn't
answer Camden's run in the
bottom of the eighth and fell 6-
5. Their record is 5-10.
The Pirates went up 1-0.
"We let them get up in a
three-run inning that's been our
biggest problem this year,"
Roland said. "We give up a big
inning and then shut them
down from there. We lose our
defensive focus.
"We tied it up. They went
up 5-3 and we tied it up again.
They scored one in the top of
the eighth inning and we could-
n't answer."
Patrick Garvin went five
innings on the mound for the
Pirates. Ryne Casey pitched the
sixth and seventh innings.
Tyler Thornton came in and
pitched in the eighth.
"Sloppy defense gave them
a run," Roland said. "All our
pitchers threw OK, but not
where we want to be."
Both teams managed seven
hits. Thornton (double, single
and two RBIs) and Zack
Spencer (two doubles) led the
Pirates at the plate.
The Pirates are off until
Wednesday when they travel
to Glynn Academy in Bruns-
wick, Ga. They play at Trinity
Thursday at 5 p.m. before host-
ing the Diamond Classic spring
break week April 7-10.
"We're working at it," Ro-
land said. "They're working as
hard as they can. Every mis-
take we make seems to be mag-
nified , .. .
"We're yopng,in some bad
spots but we're plugging away.
We're gong to be better. As

The Fernamnina Belach High School baseball team hosted Camden County, Ga.,
Wednesday ightL Camden scored in the top of the eighth to edge the Pirates 6-5.
Pictured clockwise from top left: Justin Miller rounds third base early in the game;
Tyler Thornton 'vaits for the throw at first base; Harrison Yonn watches the action at
home he leads off at first base; Myles Rabant watches a pop fly: Patrick
Garvin pitched: fi'e innings for the Pirates.

long as we're ready by district
time, we'll be OK and I thinkwe
will be.
"We played a very tough
schedule. If they manage to
,-grind it-out,,it will pay big divi-
dends in the end."
The Pirates were all in pink

jerseys Wednesday to show
support of a breast cancer
awareness fundraiser.
"If we learned anything this
year, we learned to give back,"
Roland said. "We,
$500 back to breast cancer
research. It was a great turnout

and an entertaining game. I'm
happy for that."
The Fernandina Beach
High School junior varsity
baseball team traveled to
Fleming ilslarndfor a, matchupY-,
with the Golden Eagles
Monday. In a game that

bounced back and forth and
timed out in the sixth inning,
the Pirates fell behind 9-6 and
couldn't rally in the top of the
,The Pi ,r',a r-rn ,,',it fiv.'nlif.
ferent pitchers during the
game. Bailey Weeks started

and went two innings, giving
up two runs on three hits and
four walks..Jake Withers fol-
lowed, going one inning, giv-
ing up two runs (none
earne[l# on o hit ti;-on' c -'

PIRATES Continued on 15A


Fernandina Beach Middle *
School's Cody Cosper,
above left, won the shot
put with a leap of 37 feet
11 inches during a meet at
FBMS March 15. '
Teammate Ki eontay Bush,
above right, competes in 7
the long jump. Yulee '
Middle School's Taylor
Anderson, left, performs
in the high jump for the e -
Hornets. The FBMS girls
and boys track teams went '
undefeated this season
and captured the county r
championships, photos
15A. The FBMS Pirates
finished up their undefeat- q
ed season at home March "
15 against Callahan and
Yulee middle schools and
sealed the county champi- ,
onship the week prior
against YMS, CMS and L -
Hilliard .

Middle school track and field at FBMS
March 15
Final team scores Femandina Beach boys 63. Yulee 31.
Callahan 29, and ior the girls. FBMS 67. CMS 48.5 YMS 17 5
Individual results
Girls shot 3 Jeweli, 25-6 4 Goarrey. 23-2. Doys shot 1 Cosper,
37-11. girls long jump: 3 Nurney, 11-6. boys long jump 2 Hall, 16-4.
3 Bush. 15-4, boys discus 2 Cosper. 86-5. 3 Bruchman girls high
lump 4. Douglas, 3-8, boys high jump 3 Lesoine, 4-6; 4 Turner. 4-4,
girls hurdles 2 Godfrey. 17.41, 3. Janzen. 20 16 boys hurdles 3
Bush. 16 35; 4 McCranie 18.69, girls 100m: I Joyce, 1391. 2

Smith 14 10, boys 100m 1 Moore. 12 56, girls 1600m 1 Faltemier.
601,2 T Lesoine 6 19 3 McNeil, 650 boys 1600m 1 Moore,
5 22 2 J Lesoine 5 45. 3 Arato. 5 57. girls 200m: 1 Smith. 29 66.
2 Joyce 29 79.4 A Kinsley, 31 00 boys 200m 1 Hall, 27 10: 2
Cosper 27 28, girls 400m 1 Rowe. 1 12.2 Godfrey, 1 1272, 4.
Janzen, 1 15 boys 400m 1 Hall, 5825, 4 Zirrmprman. 1 08. girls
4x100 1 FBMS. Janzen A Kinsley, Smnh,. Joycp. 5697; boys
4x100 2 FBMS, Cosper Moses, Turner, Moore. 5225, girls 800m:
1 Faltemier. 2 51,2 T Kinsley, 2 52, 3 T Lesoine. 2 54 boys 800m
1 Brucnman 2 29 2 Weaver. 2 32. girls 4x400 1. FBMS, EIwell,
Faltemier. Godfrey. Rowe, 5 18

Any athlete's at risk

T his past week I saw
a young woman
who is now about
10 weeks into her
new exercise program. She
has been running, lifting
weights and doing aerobics.
She had begun to develop
pain in the middle of her leg
without sustaining any
injury. She described pain
that increased as the day
went on, and that was made
worse by her runningand
jumping. It didn't bother her
at rest and didn't wake her
up at night.
Her physical exam re-
vealed no specific or unusual
findings, other than tender-
ness along the bone. X-rays
were then obtained and
these too were normal. At
this point, I told.her I
believed she had a tibial
stress fracture. I could tell
this diagnosis took her by
surprise. She was young,
healthy and in good shape.
"How could I get a stress
fracture?" she asked.
Most commonly seen in
runners, stress fractures typ-
ically occur when the athlete
changes something about.
his or her training regimen.
A sudden increase in the
number of days of training
per week or an increase in
miles run per week is a com-
mon history reported by
those with stress injuries.
Also, with a change in sea-
sons, a change in surface,
such as from the tennis
courts to the basketball
court, can lead to stress frac-
I often see these in people
who decide to suddenly start
exercising after a period of
inactivity and simply do too.
much too fast This change
rapidly increases the de-
mands on the bone and it
simply cannot handle it. The
bone begins to break down,
developing microscopic frac-
tures begin causing pain.
The lower leg is involved in
approximately 50 percent of
all stress fractures. Tennis,;
gymnastics, track and field
and basketball are the sports
most commonly associated
with stress fractures.
Because the fractures are

only micro-
scopic at
first, regu-
lar X-rays
willbe often
normal, as
they were
in my ath-
lete. I
ordered an
MRI to con-
SPORTS firm my
GREGOY test that
GREGORY could pro-
SMITH, M.D. vide addi-
---... -- tional infor-
mation is a
bone scan, but this would
provide less overall informa-
Stress fractures are seen
more commonly in female
athletes. Factors include
poor diet or eating disorders
and irregular periods, and a
woman's overall lower bone
mass as compared to men.
Any athlete is at risk for
overload injury and the
development of stress frac-
tures. Younger age does not
necessarily protect you from
this injury.
My athlete's bone scan
confirmed her stress frac-
ture. She has now been
placed in a non-impact exer-
cise program, which
includes cycling and swim-
ming. I will allow her to con-
tinue to lift weights. With
proper treatment, she should
be back in action in four to
six weeks. If stress fractures
are left untreated, further
injury to the bone occurs
and a true break in the bone
can develop.

This column is written to
discuss issues regarding
sports, medicine and safety It
is not intended to serve as a
replacement for treatment by
a doctor It is only designed to
offer guidelines on the preven-.
tion, recognition and care of
injuries and illness. Specific
concerns should be discussed
with a physician. Mail ques-
tions to Gregory Smith, M.D.,
1250 S. 18th St., Suite 204,
Fernandina Beach, FL
32034. Call 261-8787 or visit


FRIDAY, MARCH 26,2010 SPORTS News-Leader


The Fernandina Beach Middle School boys, above, and girls track and field teams
went undefeated this season and captured the Nassau County championship. The boys
include, front row from lef, Isaac Blair, Harrison Kirkland, Topher McCranie,
Christopher Grego, Henry Arato, Blake Richardson; middle row, Clay Hewett, Nic
Leblanc, J.D. Turner, John Zimmerman, Spencer Larsen, Mason Buchanan, Will
Weaver, Dylan Sharpe; back row, Coach Stuart Hamer, Robert Moore, Kieontay Bush,
Josh Lesoine, Michael Dobinsky, Ellis Bruchman, Jacob Spence, Cody Cosper, Riley
Hall and Head Coach Cam Harrison. The girls include, front row from left, T. Kinsley,
N. Janzen, E. Godfrey, A. Elwell, K. McNeil, R. Hewwett, B. Lee, E. Kirkendall, S.
Thompson, E. Faltmier; back row, Coach Crowley, L Smith, A. Rowe, K. Weaver, A.
Douglas, G. Jewell and M. Clements.

Hornet boys sweep Baker County

The Yulee High School
boys tennis team swept Baker
County Tuesday.
In singles, Josh Hopper
won 8-4, Zerek LaMere won
8-4, Jeff Beluscat won 8-2,
Ryan Gerlach won 8-2 and
Josh Nelson won 8-6. In dou-
bles, Hopper and LaMere

strikeout and two walks.
Conner Cottle came in next
and picked up the loss, giving
up five runs on four hits. Cole
Cannon relieved Cottle in the
fourth, going one inning, giv-
ing up npr,iun g Aone hit,,
while striking out one. Will
Woods entered the fifth,
going one inning, giving up
no runs on no hits with a
strikeout and 2 HBPs (hit by
a pitch).
"I wanted to give our
young pitchers an opportuni-
ty to compete against one of
the better teams we face on
our schedule and I was
pleased with the effort of my
guys," FBHS Coach Jude
Swearingen said. "We have to
learn to compete and stay
focused on every pitch. It's a
learning experience and


teamed up to win 8-4 and Be-
luscat and Gerlach won 8-5.
The YHS girls lost 5-2.
Alexis LaMere won 8-3 and
Courtney Lowary won 8-2 for

hopefully they shook off
some of their nerves out
there and now can work to
get better.
"I told our guys we would
have to score runs to win, and
we matched them the entire
night at the plate."
: ToprofgensWe-performers
on the night were Nick
Crawford (2-for-3, single, dou-
ble, 3 RBIs, BB, K) and
Thomas Guinn (2-for-3, sin-
gle, triple, 2 RBIs).
The JV Pirates hosted
Glynn Academy in the top
end of a JV/varsity double-
header Tuesday.
Crawford started on the
mound for the Pirates and
received a no decision. In four
innings he gave.up one
unearned run on one hit,
walked two and struck out
one. Avery Womble came in
for relief and picked up the

singles wins for Yulee. Han-
nah Gaskills lost 8-2, Kaylan
Towers lost 8-1 and Channelle
Brown fell 8-2. LaMere and
Gaskill were doubles winners,
9-8. Lowary and Towers fell 8-
3. -
Yulee hosted Fernandina
Beach Thursday,

win, going three innings. He
gave up three runs (two
earned) on two hits, one walk
and three strikeouts.
."Nick had an early injury,
but he has really stepped up
his game in the last few
weeks," Swearingen said. "He
is pne of the hottesthitters,
we have and has given us a
chance every time he steps
on the mound."
Key offensive players on
the day were Brendan
Manning (single, double, one
run, two RBIs), Crawford .
(single, RBI), Womble (sin-
gle, a run, two RBIs, walk,
stolen base), Guinn (single, a
run, RBI), Woods (single, a
run, RBI, stolen base), Jake
Foley (single, a run), Logan
Vendola (single, a run).
The Pirates (7-7) hosted
West Nassau Thursday. They
host Yulee Monday at 6 p.m.


The city of Fernandina
Beach Recreation Depart-
ment (city website www.fbfl.
us) offers the following:
Adult volleyball is from 7-
9 p.m. Tuesday and Fridays
at Peck Gym, $2 per day for
city residents ($5 others).
Peck Gym weight room is
open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.rm.
Monday through Friday and
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Satur-
days and Sundays. Cost is $3
a day or $25 a month for city
residents ($30 non-city).
Personal training is available.
Fee is $30 per session, $75
per week (three sessions) or
$200 a month (two sessions
per week for four weeks). ,
Monthly packages come with
dietary analysis and food pro-
gram. Call Jay at 277-7364 for
an introductory appointment.
Register for girls softball
through today at the Atlantic
Center. Open to ages 8-15
(as of Dec. 31, 2009). Divi-
sions are 15-, 12- and 10-and-
under (machine pitch for
10U). Travel may be required;

local games played at ybor
Alvarez fields Mondays and
Thursday. Fee is $45 for city
residents, $54 non-city, $5 *
discount for siblings. Season
begins April 12. Volunteer
umpires needed. Call Jay at
277-7350, ext. 2013, or e-mail
Open basketball is Mon-
days and Wednesdays from .
11 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Thurs-
days from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
and Saturdays and Sundays
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Peck
Gym, based on availability.
Check out Central Park
tennis court keys at Atlantic
Center ($5 deposit, refund-
able if returned within a year).
Annual skate park decals
are available free of charge to
families who qualify for free or
reduced lunch programs or on
a case-by-case basis depend-
ent on income.
Coed exercise is from
6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and
Thursday at the MLK Center.
Fee is $2 per class (city), $3

Berke's Tennis junior clin-
ics are offered at Central Park
on Tuesday and Thursdays
with instructor Jason Berke.
Beginner (ages 5-7) from
2:30-3:30 p.m.; $10 per hour
for city residents, $12 non-city
Intermediate (ages 7-12) from
3:30-4:30 p.m.; $10 per hour
for city residents, $12 non-city.
Advanced (ages 12-17) from
4:30-6 p.m.; $15 per session
for city residents, $17 non-city
Maximum of six students per
court for junior clinics. Also,
private lessons are scheduled
on availability (recommended
for competitive junior tourna-
ment players). Call Berke at
556-9304 or visit www.berkes Register at the
Atlantic Center.
Shotokan karate classes
for ages 6 and up with instruc-
tor Jerry Williamson are from
3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday and
Wednesday at the Atlantic
Recreation Center. Fee is $40
monthly for city residents ($45
for non-city). Register at the
Atlantic Center.


March 26 at Bolles
March 30 at Bishop Snyder
April 13 at Hilliard
April 19-22 District at FBHS
Junior Varsity Baseball

March 2
March 3
April 12
April 13

March 2
March 3
April 1
April 7-1
April 7
April 9
April 10
April 13
April 16


at Femandina
at West Nassau
at Trinity Christian
at Episcopal

Varsity Baseball
6 EASTSIDE "7:00
0 at Fletcher 6:30
Station Camp, Tenn 7:00
North Marion 7:00
Championship rounds TBD

April 20
April 22
April 26-29
' District

at Andrew Jackson
HILLIARD (seniors)
District at Fernandina

'March 29 at Bishop Kenny
April 14 District at Bolles
Apnl 1 County at Yulee 4:00
April 15 District 4-2A, Bolles 200
April 23 Region 1-2A, Bolles 11am
May 1 State 2A at Winter Park 9am
Varsity Baseball
March 31 at Glynn Academy 7:00
April 1 at Trinity 5:00
April 13 BOLLES' 7:00
April 15 atCreekside 6:00
April 16 at Yulee 6:00
April 26 TRINITY 7:00

April 22 at Fleming Island 4:00
April 26-29 DISTRICT 3-3A TBA
March29 at Bishop Snyder 4:00
April 13-14 District 3-2A at Bolles 8am
March 29 FIRST COAST 6:30
April 13 at University Christian 5:00
April 15 ARLINGTON CO. DAY 7:00
April 16 PONTEVEDRA 7:00
April 19-22 DISTRICT 3-3A TBA
Junior Varsity Baseball
March29 YULEE 6:00
March 31 at Glynn Academy 4:00
April 5 at Orange Park 6:30
April 12 at Camden Co. (DH) 4:30

Nassau al-stars compete tonight
An all-star boys basketball game featuring
senior boys from Nassau County taking on
their counterparts from St. Johns County will
be played tonight in Pirate Gym. Tip-off is at 7
p.m. It is a fundraiser for the FBHS girls track
team. Nassau's all-stars will have two players
each from Hilliard and West Nassau along
with Tai Alford, Terin Dallas, Carlos Holcey,
Zach Rocheleau and Andrew Vrancic from
Femandina Beach High School and Yulee's
Jarell Mitchell and Brian Magalski.
The cost of admission is $3 for students
and $5 for adults. At halftime three lucky
spectators will have their tickets drawn for a
chance to win $100. See an FBHS track
member for tickets.
The inaugural Pirate Invitational Putt Putt
Tournament will take place March 27 at Main
Beach Putt-Putt. The tournament will consist
of two-person teams playing a "best ball" for-
mat. Prizes and trophies will be awarded. The
entry fee is $20 per team in advance or $25
the day of the tournament. See a Pirate track
member for an entry form.

FerandinaBeachPop Warner
Femandina Beach Pop Warner football
and cheer registration has begun. Register
online at On-site
registration will begin May 1 from 10 a.rrm. to
,noon. Early bird fees are $100 if signed up by
June 1. Siblings receive a $25 discount.
Contact Chrisie McNulty Oliver at 753-0776.

English soccercamp
Ed Callaghan's English Soccer Camps are
returning to Fernandina Beach this July for
the 10th year. The camp will be run in con-
junction With the city Recreation Department
and take place at the Femandina Beach
Athletic Complex, 3243 Bailey Road. Camp
runs July 12-16 from 9 a.m. to noon for 5-14
year olds or 4-7 p.m. for 15-18 year olds.
The coaches and staff of Callaghan's
English Soccer Camps will run the camp; fea-
turing professional English, European and
USSF "A" licensed coaches. Cost of the camp
is $125 per player with $10 sibling discount.
For registration or information call. Jason
Brown at the city recreation department at
277-7256 or visit

GaorClub meets March31
Join the Nassau County Gator Club for a
social and dinner at Sliders Seaside Grill and
Restaurant, Seaside Park, Femandina Beach
from 6-8 p.m. March 31. All Gator Fans are
welcome and admission is free. Guest speak-
er is Buddy Martin, writer for Gator Country
Magazine and renowned author. Raffles and
prizes will be offered by the Nassau County
Gator Club. Call Tommy Roberts at 277-4111
or e-mail

Jaguars atAdventure Landing
Jacksonville Jaguars 78 Jordan Black (No.
78) and Atiyyah Ellisson (No. 99) will be at the
'Jacksohvlle' Beach'Adv/eitute Landingg'toda ";
tion March 27 from noon to 1 p.m. for a free
meet-and-greet and autograph signing.
Black, who was a four-year starter while at
Nolre Dame, has played in the NFL for six
years and signed with the Jaguars in 2008 as,
an offensive tackle. Ellisson started 31 games
while at Missouri has been an NFL player for
three years and also signed with the Jaguars
in 2008 as a defensive tackle.
The Jaguars' visit is in conjunction with
their annual Easter Egg Hunt and Charity
Raffle. Raffle items will include an auto-
graphed Jaguar football.

Change the World Walk/Run for Haiti is
April 24, presented by Memorial United
Methodist Church. The one-mile and 5K
walk/run on the beach start at Main Beach at
9 a.m. Since this is a fun walk/run, there will
be no age group awards and will not be
Donations will be accepted from all partici-
pants and anyone else who would like to
show up, cheer and give to this nation still
very much in need. There is no entry fee or
suggested donation, just show up, have fun
and give as much as you can. One hundred
percent of the donations will go to the United
Methodist Committee on Relief Haiti Relief
Fund. All donors will receive a free game from
Main Beach Putt-Putt. For information contact
the church office at 261-5769.

YHSbasketballfoodtba 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.

ElmStreet Little League
Sign up for major baseball (ages 9-12)
through Elm Street Little League from 2:30-5
p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday at the MLK Center concession
stand. Fee is $40. Contact President Wayne
Peterson at 753-1663. Opening ceremonies
will be held at 11 a.m. April 10.

St Patrick'sShoot
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, Amelia

Shotgun Sports will hold a morning and after-
noon shoot March 28 at 86300 Hot Shot Trail
in Yulee. Register from 8-9:55 a.m. for the first
tournament and from 1-2:30 p.m. for the sec-
ond. Fees are $60 and $45 for juniors and
sub-juniors. Fee includes breakfast, lunch and
awards. Call 548-9818 or e-mail

Getreadyfor Kate Ride
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

Cops andKids5KRun/Walk
The Nassau County Sheriff's Officeawill
hold it Cops and Kids 5K Run/Walk April 10 at
Fort Clinch State Park in Femandina 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.

The city of Fernandina 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 com-
plex on Bailey Road.
Register through today at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center. Fee is.$45 for city
residents, $54 non-city, with a $5 discount for
each additional sibling. Tryouts are March 30,
draft is April 1, practices begin April 15 and
the season starts April 26. The league will fol-
low the 2010 Babe Ruth Rule Book.
Volunteer coaches and umpires are need-
ed. Contact Jay at 277-7350 or e-mail him at

Be arunnmng buddy
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 aware-
ness of the importance of organ donation.
Register at'.

Nassau County Sports Association meets
at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday at the county build-
ing, Yulee. Call 261-1075 or 277-1609.

Peanque tournament
The first Regional Petanque Tournament
will be held March 27 on seven courts at the
south end of the marina, downtown Feman-,
" di"' BE6d6h'Regitriati6t its imitSd't 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.

Sailing Cubmeets
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

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 it out 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 chil-
dren 11 and under. All events are held on the
campus of Providence School and New Life
Christian Fellowship in Jacksonville March 27.
Registration opens at 7 a.m., the runisalk
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

Yacht Regatta in 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 Intemrnational
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 http://www.smymayacht Entry fee is
$75, USSA members $65, late entrants after
April 7, $80, and includes the regatta, admis-
sion to the reception Friday evening and
awards reception Sunday.

Challenger Bowng
Nassau Challenger Bowling League for the
physically and mentally challenged meets the
second Saturday each month from 3-5 p.m. at
Strikers Family Bowling Center on US 17 in
Yulee. Call Melinda Willaford at 261-3136 for


16A FRIDAY. MARCH 26.2010 SPORTS News-Leader

Drum fishing weeks behind thanks to a cold winter

D on Whitman of
Leaders & Sinkers
bait and tackle
reports fishing is 2-
3 weeks behind with very few
big drum being weighed in
for the Nassau Sport Fishing
Association's annual black
drum fishing
all due to
the severe
cold winter
that kept
water tem-
below nor-
mal for most
ON THE of thewinter.
WATER have been a
few big
TERRY drum
LACOSS caught,"
... Whitman
said. "Most
of the fishermen are not
signed up for the annual
drum tournament and are
catching drum weighing to 50
pounds. Benny Hendrix guid-
ed a client to an unusual off-
shore black drum that
weighed 65 pounds."
Hendrix reports a big
whiting bite is taking place at
the south end of Amelia
Island during the high falling
tide. Best bait continues to be
ultra-fresh shrimp fished
dead on the bottom.
Sea trout are running in
the Bell's River and

Langsford Creek during the
high incoming tides. Sea trout
weighing to five pounds are
taking live shrimp drifted
close to flooded oysterbars .
and boat docks. Capt. Terry
David Lacoss recently guided
the Brad Corbin fishing party
to a pair of five-pound sea.
trout and a mixed bag of
flounder and reds while fish-

ing in upper Langsford Creek
with live shrimp.
Capt. Allen Mills reports a
big whiting bite is taking
place at the St. Marys inlet
and nice size sea bass are
running at FA fish haven
along with the occasional red-
fish and flounder.
"The water temperature is
still cold offshore at 57

degrees," Mills said. "Once
the water temperature reach-
es the low 60s, I believe we
will see some better fishing
action. Some of the best
wahoo catches are coming off
St. Augustine with big 'hoos
weighing to 80 pounds."
The water temperature in,
Bell's River aq of Tuesday was
still a chilly 59 degrees. Tides

Ben Archer, left, is pictured with a huge bay red he
caught in the Amelia River backwaters. Kara Riggs,
above, showcases a big whiting she caught while surf
fishing with fresh shrimp at the southern tip of Amelia

Saturday will find an early
morning low tide at the
mouth of the Amelia River
arriving at 6:33 a.m. and a
flood tide arriving at 1:03 p.m.
Best bet-this weekend
should be fishing for trophy
largemouth bass-in northern
sections of small lakes, where
bass will be laying their eggs
during the full moon, which

arrives Tuesday.
The News-Leader encour-
ages local anglers to submit
photographs of their catches. E-
mail photos to bjones@
fbnewsleadercom,.mail them
to P.O. Box 766, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32035, or drop
them by the office at 511 Ash
St. in Fernandina Beach. Call
Beth Jones at 261-3696.

U.S. soldiers Lt. Phillip
Wong of Ponte Vedra Beach,
left, and Lt. Matthew
jHorvath of Minnesota, hon-
orably discharged from the
battlefield of Iraqi Freedom
Operation, enjoyed a floun- TO.
der gigging charter Saturday
night with local charter Capt.
Mac Daniel of "
Charters. They caught a
cooler full of flounder, black
drum and sheepshead. "We
sincerely thank them for
their valuable service to our !
country," Daniel said. Visit


Free vessel safety check
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-
bers of the U.S. Coast Guard


Downtown Waycross Eight Flags Shopping Center
401-406 Mary St. 1112 South 14th St.
Waycross, GA Fernandina Beach, FL
912- 283-6350 904-261-6333
Sat. 9-6 Moo-Sat 9-6 Mon-Fri. 10-5 SaL

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
ieacon i- ott shore boatiingj.
There aren't any penalties
associated with not passing
the check. Those who do pass
may display this year's decal
on their boat,
Now is also a great time to
take advantage of one of.the
many boating safety courses
offered by the Coast Guard
Auxiliary and become
acquainted or reacquainted
with basic boating skills, sea-
manship and the most cur-
rent rules and regulations
that may also save a live or
prevent and accident. Visit
Flotilla 14-1 website at

Boatcrew trainees
Boat crew trainees are be-
ing 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. citizen.
Training consists of shore-
side and on-the-water activi-
ties aimed at teaching the
necessary theory and practi-
cal skills required to become
a fully qualified crew member.
Training is by qualified Coast
Guard Auxiliary and active
duty instructors on Coast
Guard Auxiliary vessels.'
Successful completion of
the Boat Crew training per-
mits the auxiliarist'to crew
any U.S. Coast Guard Auxili-
ary boat within their district
and the potential to serve on
board many different U.S.
Coast Guard vessels. Crew
qualified auxiliarists may also
advance to the highest on-
water qualification of cox-
swain, the small boat skipper.
This course includes
heavy weather seamanship,
advanced boat handling,
advanced navigation, search
and rescue and advanced tow-
ing. Successful completion of
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-
quired and not reimbursed,
but may be tax-deductible.
Call 261-1889 or visit

Charity event in Palatka
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 Hospice and has
donated more than $108,000
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. Arfaddition-
al $250 cash drawing for
boaters who are present
immediately follows the tour-
nament. Visit www.nefarchari- or
call Nancie Zimmerman at
(904 394-9494, ext. 1320, or
0leh'h EastAi063143 -

Kayak tournament
The seventh annual
Jacksonville Kayak Fishing
Classic, the world's largest
kayak fishing tournament,
will be May 7-8 in Jackson-
ville. The event offers a fun,
conservation-oriented format
and raises funds for children's
programs at the Down Syn-
drome Association of Jack-
sonville, Daniel Memorial and
the Guy Harvey Ocean Foun-
Officials expect that more
than 350 kayak anglers will
target redfish, trout and floun-
der in a catch-photo-release
format with more than
$80,000 in prizes and gifts.
Last year's event had the
world's largest attendance of
430 paddlers with more than
$75,000 in prizes and gifts.
The captain's meeting is
scheduled for May 7 at Jack-
sonville's St. Ephrem Syriac
Catholic Church. Check-in,
awards ceremonies and a ban--
quet are set for May 8 at St.
Ephrem Syriac Catholic
Church. Entry is $60 and
includes a captain's bag, tour-
nament T-shirt, rights to fish,
raffles arid banquet. A special
VIP entry for $110 includes a
new technology, custom-
embroidered Columbia Blood
and Guts Superlight fishing
shirt and a Norton Brass
Rattler Fish Grip.
Anglers will be launching
and fishing at any inshore
location within Duval, Nas-
sau, SL Johns, Camden and
Glynn counties.
Trophies, kayaks, fishing
gear and gift certificates will
be awarded for first place
through fourth place finishers
in four open divisions and
first place through third place
in the fly fishing division.
Divisions include the redfish-
trout-flounder slam, biggest
redfish, biggest trout, biggest
flounder and the redfish-trout
fly slam. There are also con-
tingency prizes, awards for
top junior angler, top lady
angler, top senior angler, a
mystery fish prize a raffle for
the Best Dang Tackle Box
and raffles that include more
than $20,000 worth of kayaks,
equipment and tackle.
Register online at www.
JacksonvilleKayakFishing or pick up an
entry form at Strike-Zone
Fishing, Black Creek
Outfitters, All Wet Sports and
Gander Mountain.





Plein-air painter Dee Beard Dean will teach the
next Amelia Island Artists Workshop April 19-
22. See the full schedule of classes page 6B.

Learning to see

color and light

Artists will receive challenging group and individu-
alized instruction in plein-air painting in a four-day
workshop with Dee Beard Dean April 19-22, sponsored
by the Amelia Island Artists Workshop.
Dean will observe the artists' works and help them
to improve rather than change their individual styles.
will be on
learning to
see value
color tem-
and compo-
sition and
ments of
abstract shapes that will form a strong foundation for
the painting. There will be extensive studies on color
temperature and value that will make the students'
paintings "sing" and vibrate with evocative color.
The workshop is geared toward intermediate and
advanced artists who are striving to bring their work
up to a new level." ,
Dean is a gifted and sought-after workshop instruc-
tor whose influence has elevated the work of many
known artists. Her simplistic way of teaching color the-
ory and other aspects of painting will bring new life to
students' work.
Dean will start each day with a short lecture,
followed by a demo that will emphasize a particular
skill. Special emphasis will be given to "capturing the
light," color mixing, composition and technique.,
The remainder of the morning and afternoon
sessions will be spent painting with individual
Dean will give the students individual attention
depending on their skill level. Although Dean will be
teaching using oils, she is well versed in all mediums
and students of all mediums are welcome. It is not
Dean's intent to change, but rather to enhance a stu-
dent's individual style and allow them to climb to the
next level.
Contact Mikolean Longaere, 415-3900, or Sandra
Baker-Hinton at Amelia Sanjon Gallery, 491-8040, for
further information. Go to www.ameliais-
landartistsworkshop for complete registration informa-
tion. The Amelia Island Artists Workshop is located at
218AAsh St., Fernandina Beach.

'Bells on the Riverfront tonight

T oday at sunset, down-
town Fernandina
Beach will sound like
Amsterdam, Berlin,
Cork Harbor in Ireland or
Dijon in France, thanks to a
rare visit by the Mobile
Millennium Carillon.
With 48 bronze bells, for a
total weight of 26,000 pounds,
the carillon will "sing" a variety
of tunes, from classical to ever-
greens, under the skilled
hands of Wylie Crawford, caril-
lonneur at the University of
Chicago and president of the
World Carillon Federation.
The carillon is stopping
here thanks to the efforts of
Philippe Boets, who moved to
Fernandina Beach last sum-
mer. "I'm originally from
Belgium, and my family in
Holland has been casting bells
for over a century and I was
lucky to 'grow up with bells'
and witness numerous bell
castings and concerts," he
explained in an e-mail.
"I found out that this huge
mobile carillon is traveling
around the country. But it is
costly to book for a perform-
ance. So I called the folks in
Ohio and asked them to let me
know whenever it travels on I-
95, so we can 'snatch' it for an
evening. They have to sleep
somewhere, in any case! The
city of Fernandina Beach and
the downtown Historic
Fernandina Business
Association were very support-
ive, and here we are."
The one-hour concert starts
at 6:30 p.m. at the marina,
Centre and Front streets, and
is free to-the public. A limited
number of complimentary

The Mobile Millennium, a-travelling carillon with 48
bronze bells for a total weight of 26,000 pounds, will
make a stop in Fernandina Beach tonight.

chairs will be available. People
are welcome to bring their own
and sit anywhere along the
waterfront. "Close your eyes
and let the bell sounds trans-
port you to ... wherever you

Cummer workshop

to combine art, jazz

The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens is hosting a Jazz
Collage workshop with
Fernandina Beach painter
Rhonda Bristol on April 3
froml0 a.m.-4 p.m. for ages 13
and older.
During the workshop partic-
ipants will create a painted and
collaged work incorporating
personal images while explor-
ing the power of music to aid
artistic expression. Activities
and discussions will focus on
collage and multi-media tech-
niques using flat painting,
impressionistic and repetitive
outlining techniques.
Bristol enjoys working with
both clay and paint, where her
art reflects the essential ele-
ments of color, rhythm, action

and texture.
She attend-
ed the High
School of
Music and
Art in New
York City and
from Boston
Bristol University
with a
Bachelor of .
Fine Arts degree in Art
Education and Painting. She
received a Master of Arts
degree from Montclair State
University in Fine Arts.
Bristol has taught both fine
and commercial art in elemen-
tary, middle and high schools,
the art school, college and uni-
versity levels from New
England to Florida. Her last
teaching assignment was at

like,"'said Boets.
For centuries, long before
the arrival of phones, radio and
television, bronze bells were
the bearers of good, and at
times bad news, he noted.

The Mobile
Millennium brings the
carillon, a traditional
tower instrument,
down to ground level.

Churches and city halls in
Europe had at least one large
bell to announce the time of
day, or a church service or a
fire. For joyful events it became
customary to ring several at
The idea of recreating
melodies on multiple bells was
an'obvious one, but not until
the 16th century did bell
founders in the "Low
Countries" (now Belgium and
the Netherlands) come to mas-
ter the technique of tuning the
individual bells accurately
enough to create a harmonious
sound, said Boets.
The Mobile'Millennium car-
illon was cast and built by
Royal Eijsbouts in Asten, the
Netherlands, in 1992 and
toured Europe for special
events until 2008 when
Lancaster, Ohio, became its
new home.
The larger of only two
mobile carillons in the United
States, it turns more than a few
heads as it rolls down the road
and has provided a unique
sight traveling U.S. highways
from coast to coast to thrill
audiences all across America.
The Mobile Millennium brings.
the carillon, a traditional tower
BELLS Continued on 6B

Ghana Series: Boy Child Vision, Acrylic, 2007, by Rhonda
Bristol, above left, and Ghana Series: Kumassi Teen,
Acrylic, 2007.

Yulee High School, where she
was the only art teacher and
taught a full load of six classes
each day.
Bristol currently works full-
time in her studio in
Fernandina Beach. She is affili-
ated with the Art Center
Cooperative in Jacksonville and
the Island Art Association

Gallery-in Fernandina Beach
and maintains an active show-
ing schedule.
Her work has been' in sever-
al group exhibits including
'Through Our- Eyes" at the Ritz
Theatre & LaVilla Museum in
Jacksonville, Florida
ART Continued on 6B


f'l'v pBY ,"
Tickets are now on sale for Fernandina Little
Theatre's presentation of Two by Two, two one-
act comedies by two authors. Janet
Cote-Merow. Don May and Mason "
Moore star in "How He Lied to
Her Husband." by George FU E r
Bernard Shaw, directed by Linda
janca. "The Mouse-Trap." by
William Howells. features Jeff Goldberg. Karen
Antworth, Mercedes Brownett. Kim Murray. Flo
Watson. Alison Stewart and Doris Davis. directed
by Kate Hart.
Performances are tonight and March 27 and 30
at 7:30 p.m. and March 28 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are
$10 and available at The UPS Store located in the
Publix shopping center. Patrons are reminded
that FLT is a small, intimate theater, and they
should purchase tickets early to guarantee avail-

The Amelia Island Museum of History invites
the public to the opening of its newest exhibit:
The Color of Hope. Brought to the museum by
Sutton Place Behavioral Health, the Color of
Hope explores the impact of art therapy as a ther-
apeutic tool. An artistic exhibit created by the
clients of Sutton Place, the exhibit will illustrate

art's power to heal and positive-
ly impact lives.All the paintings
will be for sale. with a portion of
the proceeds helping to contin-
ue the agency's Art Therapy
Program. The opening is tonight
at 6 p.m. with a presentation by
Sutton Place on art therapy. fol-
lowed by a reception. For more information, con-
tact Alex at 261-7378, ext.102.

West Nassau Historical Society will debut its
new museum lighting system and.renovated
caboose as part of this year's 2010 Railroad Days
Festival today and March 27 in and around the
historic train station.
Enjoy food and craft H
vendors starting at '
noon today and music .t
by Mrs. Kate at 4:30
p.m.. highlighting an ..::.-.....
afternoon and evening
lineup of live enter-
tainment from the
front platform. On Saturday, the craft and food
vendors will reopen at 10 a.m. The Shriners will
lead a procession of fire trucks, antique cars and
floats in the annual Railroad Days Parade starting

at 11 a.m. A classic car show will follow. The town
of Callahan will host a kids' play area and model
and scale trains, steam driven engines.
Operation Lifesaver and photo con test entries
highlights the exhibits. Enjoy live entertainment
from 3-8 p.m. For information call John Hendricks
at (904) 879-3406.

The Dynamic Les DeMerle little big band is set
to "Jump, Jive & Wail"
for a special dance and '*,.
show at Sheffield's at
the Palace Saloon.117
Centre St.. March 27
from 7-10 p.m.
The event takes its
title from Louis Prima's
lively hit song and is 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 is complimen-
tary with admission. Tickets are $20 and available
at 491-3332. at the Palace Saloon. Sheffield's. and
the UPS store at 1417 Sadler Road (next to Publix).
Open seating and cash bar. A portion of the pro-
ceeds benefit The Amelia Island Jazz Festival's
scholarship program.


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"Are You My Friend," an
evening of dinner and music
in memory of Kristi Jeraine
Wilder, will be held from 6-9
p.m. tonight at the
Springhlll 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-
derits 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 Sons of the
American Legion, Squadron
54, will hold a Fish & Shrimp
Fry March 27 from 11 a.m.
until. For a donation of $10
you get fried fish, shrimp,
coleslaw and green beans.
Pick up your plates to go at
the new American Legion
Post, 626 S. Third St. -
All proceeds go to pro-
grams sponsored by the Sons
of the American Legion,
Squadron 54.

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.,
Femandina Beach. Admission
is free.
The goal of expo is to raise
awareness of the many non-
profit arts organizations in our
community, and of the wealth
of opportunities available to
local residents to both enjoy
and participate in the arts.
A Femandina 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.
* *
A sale to benefit the PET
Project (Personal Energy
Transportation) based at
Memorial United Methodist
Church will be held March 29
through April 10 at Buy-
Gones Ladles Resale
Boutique, 1014 S. Seventh'
St., Fernandina.Beach. A por-
tion of the sales during this
period will benefit the PET
Project by volunteers based at
MUMC who build self-pow-
ered tricycles for people
worldwide who have lost the
use of their legs. Call 277-
4071 for information.

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 Espaia, 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 from 10 a.m. to
11 p.m. April 3 at Main
Beach park.
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

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booth or donate silent
auction items, contact Chrissy
Branch at 491-1967 or e-mail
Chrissy@ nassaugoespink.
* *
On April 7 Sutton Place
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 Life of Addiction 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 about 9:30, and
books may be purchased and
signed by the author immedi-
ately afterwards.
Tickets may be purchased
from a link on the Sutton
Place website,,
or from Joyce Jones at 225-
8280, ext. 419.
* *
The Camden/Kings
Bay Council, Navy League
of the United States will
meet April 8 beginning at 6
p.m. at the Trident Lakes Golf
Course Clubhouse in St.
Marys, Ga.
Entrance to Trident Lakes
is through the Jaokson Gate,
an open access gate, on
Crooked River Road. This is
the council's annual meeting
and membership social and
the election of 2010-11 offi-
Navy League meetings are
open to both members and
the general the public but
reservations are required.
Heavy appetizers will be
served with a cash bar. The
cost is $15. For reservations,
call (912) 729-7327 or e-mail
m by April 5.
* *
The Newcomers Club of
Amelia Island will host its
monthly coffee on April 8 at
10:30 a.m. All women who
reside in Nassau County (no
matter how long you have
lived here) are welcome to
attend. For information, con-
tact Terri Borakove at tbo-
rakove@aol.comn or 321-
1587; or visit

Savannah Grand
Assisted Living Community,
1900 Amelia Trace Court,
Femrnandina Beach, will host a
fashion show April 14 from
3-4 p.m. featuring Coldwater
Creek fashions and compli-


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information call 321-0898.
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Nassau County
Scrapfest Spring 2010 will
be held from noon April 16
until 8 p.m. April 17 at the
Summer Lake Retreat in
Hilliard. Visit www.bloom- to register by
clicking on the link for the
Nassau Scrapfest. Or go,
directly to www.nas-
* *
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 dancing by
"The Bobcats." Cocktails at
6:30 p.m., followed 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. Reserva-
tions are limited and close on
April 10. For information con-
tact Bob LaPlaca at 225-0617
*o* *
A Black & White Gala
hosted by Nashville record-
ing artist and celebrity
* golfer Steve Azar will be held
April 17 from 7-9 p.m. at
Sheffield's at the Palace as
part of a golf tournament
weekend to raise funds for
Micah's Place, Nassau
County's domestic violence
Mingle with Azar, take part
in the silent auction to bid on a
personal safari on a private
wildlife preserve, bid on
celebrity teammates, concert
packages, vintage wine, rare
scotch, fine champagne and
more. Enjoy complimentary
cocktails, appetizers and
desserts from Espana. Gala
tickets are included in all golf
packages. Additional tickets
are $50. To learn more, *
including about the golf tour-
ney and awards dinner on
April 18, contact Bill Childers
at 491-3332.

The Nassau County
Volunteer Center's 25th
annual Volunteer Awards
Luncheon will be held April
22 from noon!to 1:30 pnm. at
the AtlanticAvenue .- -
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
visit www.volunteer*Individual ticket
reservations are available
through the Volunteer Center,
I 1303 Jasmine St., Ste 104A.

All women are invited to
attend the Beth Moore
simulcast, So Long,
Insecurity, at Amelia Baptist
Church April 24 from 10
a.m.-4 p.m.
For more than a decade,
Moore has touched the hearts
of women worldwide offer-
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depth through her powerful
teaching of God's Word. In
this one-day simulcast event,
women will learn to conquer
fear and doubt and will dis-
cover the liberating confi-
dence and security found in
Christ. Worship throughout
the day will be led by Travis
Doors will open at 9 a.m.
for coffee and fellowship. The
cost is $20 per person and
includes lunch. Call the
church at 261-9527 for tickets.
Amelia Baptist Church is
located at 961167 Buccaneer
Trail at the intersection of
Buccaneer Trail, AlA and
South Fletcher Avenue (at the
caution light).
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The Nassau County 4-H
group,'Juss' Horsin'Around,
will hold its annual fundrais-
er for RAIN Humane at
"Deep Creek" Plantation on
CR 121 on April 24. First
horseback ride is at 10 a.m.
Lunch will be catered by
Callahan BBQ. Proceeds from
the ride will help support the
animals in residence and
RAIN's many community out-
reach programs. Proceeds
from the lunch will support the
4-H group in their cause of .
rescuing/rehabilitating horses
in Nassau County and finding
them adoptive homes. To sign
up or learn more about the
event call Jennifer Hall at
(904) 845-2925.

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.
* *
The Fernandina Beach
High Sdhool Class of 1990
Reunion Committee is plan-
ning the 20-'year reunion
later this year. It needs con-
tact information for anyone
that was a member of this
class. If you were a member
of the FBHS Class of '90, or
, you know'someone who was,
e-rntil their.address, tel '
phone number or any other
contact information for them
to FBHSclassof90@

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 lis-
ten to music while you
improve your memory and get
smarter. Free and open to the


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
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.

The danceWORKS
Annual Spring Dance
Concert with guest artist
Trey Mclntyre Project is
tonight 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
the Saturday concert and
reception are $50. Call (904)


The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens, 829
Riverside Ave., Jacksonville,
presents "Art," preformed
by Players by the Sea, on
March 30 from 7-9 p.m. "Art"
tells the story of three friends,
Serge, Marc and Yvan, as
S. they begin to pull apart the
seams of their 15-year friend-
ship when Serge buys an
expensive modern painting of
white lines on a white canvas.
* * The all-but-blank canvas
becomes the centerpiece of a
funny and compelling discus-

sion of how we define our-
selves and others. Winner of
the 1998 Tony Award for Best
Play, "Art" promises an
evening of witty repartee and
thought-provoking storytelling.
I Cummer Theater is a
series of exhibition-related
performances, presented in
collaboration with beaches-
area Players by the Sea
Theatre, a community theatre
founded in October 1966 and
located in Jacksonville Beach
at 106 Sixth St. North. Tickets
are $7. For more information,
: call (904) 355-0630.

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 facili-
ty 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 can be purchased
at the for $17.
Tickets for students through
grade 12 are $10. For infor-
mation visit ameliacommuni- or call 261-6749.
* *
"Menopause The
Musical" celebrates its eighth
year of international success
with a new Jacksonville pro-
duction running April 20-25 at
the Terry Theatre in the
Times-Union Center.
Inspired by a hot flash and a
bottle of wine, writer/producer
Jeanie Linders created the
show as a celebration of
women who are on the brink
of, in the middle of, or have
survived The Change.
Contact the Artist Series Box
Office at 1-888-860-BWAY.


The Florida State College
Betty P. Cook Nassau
Center gallery exhibit,
"Talismans of the Far East,"
is on view until March 30 and
features 24 religious talis-
mans 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
i woodblockk printsiand a few
stont&,rTbbings' 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, an energetic art
program with drawing, paint-
ing, clay, animation and pho-
For information and to reg-
ister 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,
Fernandina 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.
The museum will combine
submitted photographs with
archival photos of residents
working and playing.
For full rules and informa-
tion, visit www.ameliamuse- or contact Alex at 261-
7378, ext. 102.

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 interested in carv-
ing or learning to carve, call
Bob at (912) 674-2282.

Watercolor workshops
for beginner to advanced con-
tinue by international water-
color instructor William
Maurer. Call 261-8276.
* *
Artist Kathleen. Hardin con-
tinues with her "fun group"
workshops for acrylic
painters. Call 261-8276.

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101 Card of Thanks 205 Lie-In Help 404 Money To Loan 607 Antiques-Collect.bles 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 rlobile Homes 815 KingslanditS. Marys 860 Homes-Unfurn,shed
103 In Memoriam 207 Business Opportuniry 501 Equipment 609 Appliances 622 Plants/Seedl/Fertilizer 803 Mobile Home Lors 816 Camden County 861 Vacation Rentals
104 Per-onals 300 EDUCATION 502 Livestock & Supplies 610 Air Conalt.oners,'Heaters 623 Swap/Trade 804 Amelia Island Homes 817 Other Areas 862 Bel & Breakfast
"05 Public Notice 301 Schools & Instruction 503 Pets/Supplies 611 Home Furnsrings 62-1 'an[ed to BuV 805 Beaches 850 RENTALS 863 Office
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102 Lost & Found

102 Lost & Found
FOUND SMALL CAT Wearing blue
collar w/ silver bell. Blue eyes. Found
in Pirates Woods. Please Call 261-1724
KEYS FOUND at the corner of 7th &
Centre St. on Thursday at 12:30pm.
Call to describe (904)321-0202.
White chest & 4 white paws w/ sm spot
of white on back of head. Missing from
Radio Ave. Call (904)225-0975
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.
black case lost on Egans Creek
Grecnway south of Jasmine. (904)261-

104 Personals
Mature Retired Business Woman -
seeks position as house sitter. Totally
unencumbered. Honest & dependable.
Excellent local references. Available
immediately (904)468-0211.
Advertising That Works Put your
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105 Public Notice

All Real Estate Advertised
Herein is subject to the Federal
Fair Housing Act, which makes It
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
Umrtbds Fstatesi, Departmdribrosfi;
HK iog- AqroUrban Deve~qppt_
HUD 1(800)669-9777, or for
the hearing Impaired 1(800)927-

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Looking for ONE outgoing
self-motivated Sales Associate.

$45-$80k I Year
401k, Health Ins.
Email resume to Angelo Fanelli
Gen. Mngr.
464037 STATE RD 200 YULEE
FL 32097,904-277-6969

| 201 Help Wanted
Nassau County Ocean Rescue will be
accepting applications for the summer
season. Lifeguards must be 16 or older
apd possess a valid drivers license.
$10.50-$13.25 hourly depending on
experience. Applications- can be
obtained in the Human Resources
Department located at 96161. Nassau
Place, Yulee, FL 32097, at by phone
(904)491-7332 or fax (904)321-5926.
EOE/M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace.

OTR DRIVERS New trucks. Avg
2500-3000 mi. Up to 41 cpm. 12 mos
exp req'd. No felony or DUI past 5 yrs. (877) 740-6262. ANF
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.
Experience w/infants to five year otds
necessary. Sunday mornings 7:45'-
12:15. Call Lucy (904)261-6764 or
Church (904)261-6306.
Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process
medical claims from home. Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
1(877)FTC-HELP. A message from the
News-Leader and the FTC.
The Council on Aging of Nassau
County seeks dynamic professional to
be responsible for all financial matters
of the organization. Responsible to the
Executive Director and working coop-
eratively with other staff leadership to
implement strategies across the
organization. Will oversee all compli-
ance and reporting required by govern-
ment regulations and grant contracts.
Is responsible for identifying and
seizing opportunities to create a more
effective and efficient management
accounting system within the Agency.
Position requires strong accounting
skills; demonstrated capability and
willingness to handle routine aspects" of
accounts payable, receivables, purch-
asing, reconciliation, payroll, and the
preparation and oversight of budgets.
Knowledge of and adherence to general
accounting practices, including OMB
Budget Circular A133 Audit.
Position requires a BA or BS Degree
with a major in Accounting, and a
minimum of five years experience In
accounting and finance. CPA or MBA
desirable. Experience with Cougar
Mountain software is desirable.
For detailed position requirements,
please go to or email To apply,
seaidA resumneo sal..r-neqynt. & brief
narrative, of nq.ull(JIFa[ Apr) 9 to:
COA Nassau, Finance Position, 1367 S.
18th St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
or to the email address above. (An
Equal Oppor. Empir.)

201 Help Wanted
Nassau County has an opening for a
Heavy Equipment Mechanic with the
Road and Bridge Department at $16.02
hourly plus benefits. Requires high
school diploma or GED. Two years
experience as an automotive and
heavy equipment mechanic. Certifi-
cation of levels of training and qualifi-
cation by a recognized authority such
,as National Institute for Automotive
Service Excellence. Must have Diesel
Engine and Brakes certificates and
must have one of the following
certificates: Drive Train or Suspension
& Steering. May substitute with a
certificate In Diesel Mechanic from an
accredited program of no less than one
and half (1-1/2) years with two years
as a Preventive Maintenance Mechanic.
Possession of ia valid Class "A"
commercial driver's license with no
restriction for alrbrake and must
possess tanker and hazardous material
endorsement prior to application. App-
lications will be accepted thru March
31, 2010 and can be obtained in the
Human Resources Department located
at 96161 Nassau Place, Yulee, FL
32097, Ph (904)491-7332 or fax (904)
EOE/ M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace.

Companies desperately need employ-
ees to assemble products at home. No
selling, any hours. $500 wkly potential.
Info 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. FL-1380.
Negative drug screen required. Contact
Satilla Business Services at (912)882-
3272 or (904)261-5004; EOE/M/F/V/H
available for 166'unit complex. HVAC a
must. Plumbing and carpentry a plus.
Competitive pay, benefits, and
discounted rent offered. Please apply in
person to 123 West Hirth Road,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, or fax
your resume to 904-277-6956.
EXPERIENCED Prep & Line Chefs,
Wait Staff & Baristas to serve upscale
food & beverages. Espressos, Amelia
Island. Fax resume to (904)491-981'0.
is now taking applications for
experienced stylist positions in an
upscale salon. Booth rental. Apply in
person, 1897 Island Walkway. *
HOUSEKEEPER Saturdays required.
Drug test. Must have transportation.
Amelia Island Resort Rentals, Inc.
HAND Full time. Excellent benefits.
Must be able to work weekends. Apply
In person, Fernandina Harbour Marina,
9,So.,Frorit St EOE .
DRIVERS for Amelia Island & lax.
MIn. 25 yrs. old. Clean driving record.
Best lease rates. Good income
potential. Call (904)225-8888.

201 Help Wanted
seeks outgoing professional sales/
recruiter. Position responsibilities in-
clude new client development, candi-
date recruitment and placement.
Someone with healthcare experience
would be a plus. Send resume with
contact Info to janderson@kerrington

DRIVERS Food tanker drivers
needed. OTR positions avail now. CDL-
A w/ tanker req'd. Outstanding pay &
benefits. Teams welcome. Call 8.77-

204 Work Wanted
One time & long term service. Free
estimates. Reasonable. Call 277-3214,
leave message.
Small jobs welcomed. (904)277-4777
IMPROVEMENT License, insurance,
bonded. One call covers it all. Sam
(904)548-7872 or Mel (904)495-3552.
All American. Best Prices in Town.
Pressure Washing $35/hr. Licensed &
Insured. (904)226-3865

206 Child Care
openings available. Meals provided. For
Info please call Miss Angela at 261-

207 Business
$800/day? 25 local machines & candy
$9,995. (888)629-9968 BO02000033.
Call us: We will not be undersold! ANF

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

404 Money To Loan I
- 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

S 501 Equipment J
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-mbunt cutting edge/
scraper, quick attach and adjustable
forks (includes forks), custom A/C
system, Brown Tree Cutter Included.
$30K Call Tom (678)877-5938 for all
the details.

1 503 Pets/Supplies
Free to Good Home. Needs room to
run. Loyal & protective. Neutered,
w/3 generations of pedigree. 8 wks'old.
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8 females, 2 males. Please call (904)
225-2927 or (904)753-0721.

601 Garage Sales
3/27 9ap ? 2210 Captain Kidd Dr.
Off Will Hardee. Look for signs. Tv's,
vacuums, clothing, housewares, &
GARAGE SALE Furniture, women
clothes, drum set, weight bench, &
more. 4525 Limpkin Ln., Piney Island.
Sat. 3/27, 9am-2pm.
Japan, oak dresser, Fitz & Floyd. Sat.,
8am-12pm. 426 Tarpon Ave.
Thurs., Fri., & Sat., 8am. No eariy
birds. 144 N. 19th Street.
GARAGE SALE Sat., 8am-12pm
9627 Boardwalk Landing, behind Super
Wal-Mart. Everything goes,
1813 STERLING LN. off Will Hardee.
Jasmine guitar, vintage glassware, bar
signs, clothes & much, much more.
Fri. 3/26 & Sat. 3/27, 8am-2pm.

601 Garage Sales
GARAGE SALE Furniture, little bit o0
everything. Across from the Y at 1719
McArthur St. Sat. 3/27, 8am-lpm.
Decorator's home, items sold to make
room. Not your grandmother's estate
sale. High end furniture, art, antiques,
china, wicker, pine hutch, outdoor
items, French chairs, & much more.
Amelia Park at Floyd & Lake Park.
Enter through alleys, look for signs. Fri.
& Sat., 8am-3pm. PLEASE PARK
Sale by Island Estate Sales.
YARD SALE on the north end at
1632 Irene Ct. Furn., good women's
clothing, & lots of great misc. items.
Take N. Fletcher Ave. 1 mi., turn left on
Giselle to Lisa to Irene Ct. Look for
signs. Sat. 3/27, 8am-2pm. 277-4117

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I 601 Garage Sales I
Sat. 3/27, 2123 Canterbury Ln., FB.
Piano, DR & LR furniture, patio
furniture, oak computer desk, 60" TV,
tall outdoor propane heater, bathroom
sink w/vanity, double vanity mirror,
beer keg cooler, refrigerator, hardware,
many more household items. Call
(703)505-9998 for further information.
Sat. 3/27, 8am. Bridgeview Self
Storage. 261-5066. Lots of great
stuff. Food booth. Many Units open.
ESTATE SALE Fri. & Sat., 8am-?
2040 Rayon Rd. (next to 5-Points
Baptist Church). Desk, hutch, curios,
queen beds, antique love seat, tables,
kitchenware, lamps, books, odds &
ends. No Early Birds Please!
Downtown Fern., 208 Beech St.
Rain/shine. Fum., glassware, tables,
chairs, other business furn., toys. Join
us we rent tables. Sat., 8am-2pm,
Chester Rd. Thurs. 3/25, Fri. 3/26, &
Sat. 3/27, 9:30am-lpm. Everything
must go. No reasonable offer refused.
Lots of stuff. No Early Birds Please.
SAT. 3/27 8am-lpm, on Blackmon
Rd. at the comer of Haddock Rd.

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The food pantry needs donations of
non-perishable food items all year round.
For more information, call: 904.261.7000

First flooroceanfrontcondo in Great opportunity to own an Beautiful lakefront 4 BR home Completely remodeled 2/25
newly refurbished complex upgraded 3/3 luxury condo with caged heated swimming Ptowntaomen h as two masterland
near Main Beach.Completely across from Main Beach.Garage pool7Custom builtlns In family suites w/full baths & bal.
furnished and all assessments parking & elevator access into room. large bedrooms & one conies. Near property owners
repaid. unit foyer. blocktobeach. club.
#51765 $359,000 #51770 5425,000 #51771 $429.000 #51780 $269.500

Beautiful home on end of pri- This move- in ready 2170 sf beau- This bank-owned home in Oceanfront furnished Amelia
vate cul-de-sac has oversized ty is the lowest priced 4BR in desirable Amelia Island neigh- Island Plantation 2BR/2BA
kitchen, great room, MBR & Flora Parke. Stucco w/stone borhood has beautiful hard- villanearthepoolhaswooded
master bath. All appliances & accents. wood-burning F/P. wood floors, fireplace,& treed &oceanviews.Tile floors, wet
W/D included. NOT A SHORT SALEI lot. Priced to sell quicklyl,- bar. Weekly rentals OK.
#517825249.500 #51761 5216.800 #518075212.850 #51735 5439.000

Magnificent 4/2. 4.000SF
home on 1.9 acres has boat
dock & lift with 35' of deep
water at low tide. Guest quar-
ters w/kitchenette.
#51791 $S1470,000

Beautiful fully furnished 2/2
on 2nd floor has completely
remodeled kitchen w/custom
cabinets & new tops. new tile
floors, new washer & dryer.
#51588 $129,900

Cute 4/2 oceanfront beach cot-
tage on 50 x 200 foot lot is
being sold fully furnished.
Purchase Includes the adjoin
inglot behind the home.
#49409 $875.000

EnjoythesereneOysterBayset- This oceanfront executive villa Short Sale on a nice 3/2 In
ting of this 2.795sf spacious 2- Isprlced to sell Fully furnished Spanish Oaks with open floor
story home built' In 2003. 3/3 w/2-car garage is beautiful plan, hardwood floors &
Screened porch overlooks & has all theupgrades you fenced back w/hot tub in
pond. would expect great neighborhood.
#51798 $470.000 #49565 $975,000 #51790 $159.900

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Bell Lagoon $98,500 Little Piney Island $300,000
Bennett Ave $225,500/$350,000 Morgan's Way $30,000
Cayman Circle $49,900/$126,900, NapeagusDr. $110,000
Chesapeake Ave. $55,000 N. Hampton Club way $249,00
Dowling Dr. $124,500 Palm Circle $33,000-$89,900
Duck Lake Or. $35,000 Plum Loop $49,900/$66,000
Edwards Road $49,000 Redbud Lane $199,000
Equestrian Way $49,900 Roses BlIff $146,500
Hardy Allen Rd $230,000 Southern Heritage $155,000
Farnsworth Ln. $55,000 Trotter Ln $49,900
LIna Road $399,900 Villa Lane $68,000

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Large 4/25 two-story 2200st
Heron Isles home Is In Up top
shape with fresh paint, new tile
floors downstairs, screened
#51087 $164.900

vantage of develop- Wonderful oceanfront end unit
incentives. Public townhome is a fully furnished
ots priced from vacation rental. Ground level
patio & MBR balcony. Near
boardwalk and pool.
#51466 555,000 #49665 $475.000

601 Garage Sales

ESTATE SALE Kathleen Gentry. 1334
Atlantic Ave. Thurs. 3/25, Fri. 3/26,
Sat. 3/27, 9am-3pm. Home & garage
full. 1940's, 50's & 60's furnishings:
dining, BR, & LR. (2) TVs, 2 sewing
machines, KS bed, old trunk, Ig-based
cabinet, 3 closets full vintage clothes:
robes, dresses, lingerie, suede coats.
Towels, blankets, silver, crystal, sheets,
cedar chest, Archie Eason designer
hats, jewelry, tons of stuff in garage, &
more. All goes by Saturday, View: CASH please.

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.
cement pavers .50( each, Lighted
bldg's and houses .504 each. Call 904-

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BACKYARD FUN Pools create
generations of memories everyday,
vacations never end. Simple DIY pool
kits & pool accessories on sale.
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610 Air Conditioners

LIVING ROOM SET Couch, love HEAT/COOL Window units & ice ma-
seat, 2 chairs. Great condition. $350. chines, used all sizes w/warr. Repairs
Call (904)261-4902. to central & window AC's, refrigerators
=al (904)261-49._______& freezers. Kish's (904)225-9717.

TRAMPOLINE $75. You pick up.
1998 Toyota Tacoma engine,
transmission, rear. end, $800.
& GREEN SOFA w/double recliner &
recliner to match. Call (904)261-3378.
(2) TICKETS to see "Menopause" at
the Times-Union Center on 4/24/10 at
2pm. $100 for both tickets. Call (904)
HOUSE CLEANING 10 years of exp-
erience, honest and excellent referenc-
es. Houses, condos, weekly, bi-weekly
or monthly. Luci (904)415 2169.
TOOL BOX for large truck
70"Hxl4.5"D, $140. Call 225-1938.

624 Wanted To Buy
PAID. (904)879-1190 / 705-8628


I701 Boats & Trailers Visit for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
..--.. IOceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.

16' Boat, Motor, Trailer 75hp
Johnson w/power trim &8 tilt. Recently
tuned up w/new water pump & prop.
Needs seats. $1695/OBd. (843)274-


Starting at $495/mo.

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Private Patios
Sparkling Pool
A Tennis Courts
Exercise Room
Close to shopping
jr 20 minutes to Jacksonville
or Fernandina.

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E 1 37149 Cody Circle Hilliard, Florida
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Apartments Sat. /Sun. by Appt

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3 bedioonm garden units Marsh 'ie%%s
Swimming pool Dishash.eir Laundry facilities
Washer/dryer connections* Washer/dr,.ei units a% ailable'
Water, garbage & pest control in-Lduid in rent
Prices starting at $675.' per month
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1&2 Bedroom Units
Rent starting at $635-$755
Mon & Wed 8am 5pm, Fri 1 pm 5pm
m 1105 S. 13th Street, Fernandina Beach
(904) 277-2103
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1,2&3 Bedroom Unit

Rent starting at $595-$710
Tues & Thurs 8am 5pm, Fri 8am 12pm
850766 US Hwy 17 South, Yulee
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CENTRAL GA 49 ac $1325/ac.
Gently rolling, planted pine, some
hardwood, near Flint River, great
hunting (478)987-9700 St. Regis Paper
Co. ,ANF
Luxury Waterfront Home at
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
Lake Lot Sale 5 ac only $24,900 inci
free boat slips (was $59,900). Sale
3/20. Beautiful mix 'of
woods/meadows-walk to pvt fishing
lake. Quiet country rd, utils, warr.
deed. Low fin. (888)792-5253 x3427.
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
CENTRAL GA 120 ac $1350/ac.
Hardwoods, planted pine, borders Little
Muckaloochee Creek basin, great
hunting. (478)987-9700 St. Regis
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09198 10419 09198 10422
402 Centre Street 403 Tarpon Avenue, #224
Fernandina Beach, Fernandina Beach,
FL 32034 FL 32034
13,797 SF Office bldg. Coastal condo 1,336 SF
Gated parking lot Magnificent Oceanview
with 25+ spaces w/wraparound porch
On the main street of Immediate Rental Income
Amelia Island Amelia Island

09198 10423 & 10424, 95069 & 95053 Reserve
Court Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Coastal Homes Lovely cul-de-sac neighborhood
Immediate Rental Income. Amelia Island

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09198 10425 & 10426
95024 & 95020 Sandpiper
Loop Fernandina Beach,
FL 32034
Oceanside Coastal home
Immediate Rental Income
Amelia Island

4658 Carlton Dunes Dr.,
Unit 4
Fernandina Beach,
FL 32034
Oceanfront Luxury Suite
Ajoins Ritz Carlton and
private golf club
Amelia Island's Finest

101 N. Front Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Comm/Res Intercoastal
Waterfront Marina with 400'
Riparian Rights and 400' Pier
5,350 SF Warehouse
Excellent Downtown
Waterfront Location on
Amelia Island

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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.

808 Off Island/Yulej
3BR/2BA 1.23 treed acres, eat-in
kitchen, formal dining room, huge
family ,room with F/P. Many nice
features. Immaculate condition. Close
to shopping, beach & Jax. Ready to
move. in. Price $189,900. (912)674-
garage, large cul-de-sac lot,
community pool, close to 1-95.
$182,500. Call (772)643-6415.

809 Lots
(2) BUILDING LOTS in Historic
Fernandina Beach. 50X100 each. Views
down the Amelia River. $75,000/each.
Call (904)753-0379.
Otter Run Subd. Asking $51,900. Call

311 Commercidl/Retall
furnished. Ready to move Into.
Gateway. (904)556-6234
SADLER RD. 1540sf building zoned
C-1 in county limits on .69 acres.
Freshly painted inside and out. Just
Reduced....$329,000. Amelia .Coastal
Realty (904)261-2770.

817 Other Areas

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 iquidatio' 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
NC, SC, VA, TN, AL, GA & FL Call
(800)455-1981 ext 1034. ANF
opportunity! Golf course, restaurant,
deep water docks, fitness ctr, more!
Starting $29.9K Special pricing. Ltd
supply. Buy now, build later. (877)266-
7376. ANF

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.
REPO 3BR/2BA on 1 acre, built in
2005. Low down, low monthly. (904)

804 Amelia Island HNo
St., 3BR/1BA, FR, 1800sf, Ig backyard,
heart pine floors, 1 blk off Centre St.
(904)557-6812. Realtors protected.
Owner. Renovated & furnished 2-story
club villa, 2BR. $253,000 sales price.
$1150/mo. 1 year lease. 491-5906

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MARCH 26,2010 CLASSIFIED News-Leader JI5

851 Roommate Wanted
ED Large house to share in Nassau-
ville. $400/mo., includes utilities. Call
Bedroom, living room, DirecTV, W/D.
Call (904)556-2173.
ED for furnished 2BR/2BA condo.
Close to beach near Plantation on golf
coarse. $465/mo. Call 678-386-4331

856 Apartments

OCEANSIDE 1BR Main beach area.
Utilities Included. $675/mo. Service
pets only. Call (847)867-3163.
OCEAN VIEW Luxury 3BR/1BA, tile
floors throughout, W/D, upgraded
appliances. Avail May 1st. 927 N.
Fletcher. $1050/mo + dep. (904)386-
W/D. $775/mo. Call (904)321-1897.

B57 Condos-Furnised

2BR/2BA on Amelia Island
852 Mobile Homes I Plantation. $1200/mo. for 6 months.
Call AMELIA RENTALS (904)261-9129.

Private. Service animals only. $650/
mo. + deposit. Call (904)261-9729.
& monthly rates. (904)225-5577
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.
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
2BA, between Yulee & Fernandina.
Large lot. Please call (912)286-7796
or (912)286-7829.
3BR/2.SBA on Chester Rd. $550/
mo. + $200 dep. Call (904)206-2619.
acre located on Mobley Heights Rd.
(904)753-2155 or 753-2156
FOR RENT 3BR/2BA double wide.
Available 4/1. $750/mo. + electric.
Call Mike (904)225-2504.
small, very quiet trailer park. Water,
garbage, sewer & lawn service
provided. $550/mo. + $500 dep. 261-

2 & 3 BR .Units available In trailer
park & on private property. Call (904)

855 Apartments

WATERFRONT Cozy 1BR furished,
private, close to everything. Available
May 1st. 904-703-4265
At Beach Remodeled effic $145/wk &
1BR $200/wk + deposits, inci utils/
cable/HBO. Also, 2/2 MH on & off
Island starting $165/wk. 261-5034
631 TARPQN AVE. Femandina
Shores. 2/2, furnished, pool, tennis
courts, clubhouse, steps to the beach.
$850. One year lease. Nick Deonas
Realty, Inc. (904) 277-0006

856 Apartments

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
Affordable Living We are accepting
applications for our 1 & 2 bedroom
units. Rent based on income. Apply at
Post Oak Apts., 996 Citrona Dr.,
Femandina Beach; (904)277-7817.
Handicap Accessible units available.
This institution is an equal opportunity
provider and employer.
accepting applications for our 1 & 2
- bedroom 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.


excellent place to recycle your houiholtd
goodl.. For info, call: so04.321.2334 g

2100sf, 2 car garage, pool, short
distance to beach, furnished. $1450/
mo. Amelia Coastal Realty (904)261-

858 Condos-Unfurnished|

CONDO 1BR/1BA, large rooms, walk-
in closet, garden tub, W/D, screened
porch. Immaculate. Great amenities.
$750/mo. (904)432-8359
large rear screened porch, pool, gated
community, ground level. The Villas at
Summer Beach. Unfurnished. $1250/
mo + util. 277-3206
2BR STARTING AT $825 3BR starting
at $900. Gated Community, Please Call
1 & 2 BR Condos In gated, waterfront
communitywith 24/7 fitness ctr, resort-
style pool, & morel Garden tubs,
fireplace, & lots of upgrades! Live the
Amelia Lakes life today starting at just
$799/mo! Call Jessica (904)415-6969
for a showing.
WATERFRONT Cozy 1BR, private,
close to shopping, convenient to
everything. Available May 1st. 904-
bonus room, 3000sf, overlooking water,
open floor plan, huge kitchen.
$1950/mo. Negotiable. (904)430-7676

3BR/2BA BRICK HOME on lake
w/1-car garage in Yulee. $1100/mo. +
deposit. Call (9P4)225-7325 or 261-
nestled In the Greenway, one block
from the beach. Great deal. $1500/mo.
tile bath. $675/mo. + $675 deposit.
Call (904)557-5004.
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4BR/2BA living, dining, full kit.,.
washroom, 2 1/2 garage on the Island,
$1250 + dep. No smoking. Svc pets
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Great location off Jasmine, near
hospital. F/P, fenced yard, private cul-
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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)
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1861 Vacation Rentals
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863 Office

OFFICE SPACE for rent. Office within
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$775/mo. + util.
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*31R/2BA Home on Amelia Island with
beautiful view of Egans Creek.
$1,650/mo. + Util. Includes yard
*2801 Elizabeth St 3/2 upstairs Apt.
Great.Deck-Oreanview$950/mo. + util.
*3BR/2BA on First Ave. w/one car
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864 Commercial/Retail

1618sf on 3rd St. $2,000. Call to see!
Amelia Coastal Realty (904)261-2770.
SPACE across from Harris Teeter.
2400sf for $2400. Call to schedule a
showing. Amelia Coastal Realty (904)
DEERWALK Prime high visibility
location on AlA in O'Neal. 1250sf
units. Curtiss Lasserre Real Estate
1275sf-10,350sf SPACE available
for lease. High traffic counts, close to
Target and Home Depot. End unit
available. $12psf. Amelia Coast Realty
3 OFFICE SPACES available for
immediate move-in. Shared reception
.area, located on busy 8th st. Call for
more info 904-753-0608

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
2005 VW TOUAREG 4.2L V-8
loaded, very clean. One owner. Only
53K miles. Must see. Only $18,000.
Call (904)583-1707.
'98 LEXUS ES300 Excellent cond.
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AIA and Sadler Rd. Great retail
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vehicle exposure. $3,800/mo ind. rent,
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a 1458 sq. ft. building & large paved
parking lot. $2,500/mo. + tax & util.
1200 Five Points Plaza, 816 Sadler
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Amelia. Great frontage. Long term
lease. $2400/mo includes CAM + tax
*Approx 850 s.f. by Fas,tenal and
Peacock Electric in O'Neil, good expo-
sure on AA. Great for show room or
office space $1350/mo + tax +utilities.
*Approx 1,800 s.f. 1839 S. 8th St
Adjacent to Huddle7 House $2,250/mo
lease + tax, also considering sale.
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$2,000 /mo includes CAM, tax, water,
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6523 Spyglass- 2300 sf. 3BR3.5BA located inAIP. Formal dining
room and gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and
stainless appliances. Bedrooms have pool/ocean view. Wrap
around porch. WIA). Pets allowed. On Island. $2,500/mo

5209 Village Way 1789 st 3BR,,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 2120 sf. 3BR/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 sf. 4BR/3BA 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. WD plus
lawn care. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,650!mo

404 Georgia 2257 sA 41BR/2BA home with hardwood floors
throughout living area. Butler's pantry, corian countertops.
Screened lanai. Lawn care. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,650/mo

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

86109 Cardinal 1959 sf 3BR/2.5BA renovated home on two
acres. Master suite down. Upgraded kitchen with granite
countertops, stainless appliances and pod floors. Deck
overlooking horse barn. Off Island. Pets allowed. $1,500/mo

4437 Bean 2075 sf. 4BR/2BA located in Parkway North. Built in-
book shelve in study. Overlooks pond. Pets allowed. On Island.

1552 Ruskin 2302 sf 3BW/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.
WID. Pets allowed. On Island. S1l,,75/mo

4639 Village 2100 sf 3BR/3BA home located in Villages of
Marsh lakes with office bonus room. Tile in main living areas.
Master suite down. Screened rear porch. Community
pool/tennis. Pets allowed. Off Island. $1,450/mo

Amelia Surf & Racquet 1000 sf. 1BR/IBA condo with ocean
and pool view. Furnished.with all utilities. No pets. On Island.

96204 Coral Reef 1950 st. 3BR/2.5B located in Heron Isles.
Fenced backyard. Master has jetted tub. Covered lanai. Water
softner. W'D. Pets allowed. Off Island. $1,350/mo

95078 Barclay #1C 3BR/3.5BA town home located in
Harrison 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 Heron Isles.
Master suite down. Bonus room up. Screened porch with fenced
backyard. Two car garage. Pels allowed. Off Island. $1,250/mo

76044 Long Pond 1903 sf. 3BR2BA with den/office located in
Cartesian Polnte. 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 st 3BR/2BA home in Creekside.
LR/DR, family room with fireplace. Upgraded kitchen with
center island. Pets allowed. Off Island. $1,250/mo

631 Tarpon #3611 -1340 sf 3BR/2.5BAtownhouse located in
FPernandina Shores. Community pool and tennis. Pets allowed.
On Island $1,200/mo

76087 Long Pond Loop- 1590 sf 3BR/2BA located in Cartesian
Pointe with fenced backyard. Covered lanai. Ceiling fans
throughout. W)D. Pets allowed. Off Island. $1,200/mo

95078 Barclay #5B 1908 sf. 3BR/3BA town home located in
Harrison Cove w/clevator. Tile floors in main living area. Master
suite down. Screened lanai. 1 car garage. No pets. On Island.

823 N. Fletcher 1960 sf 2BR/IBA furnished upstairs condo.
Ocean view with sunroom. Water included. Pets allowed. On
Island. $1,160/mo

76237 Long Pond Loop -1903 sf. 4B1/2BA located in Cartesian
Pointe. Large master suite. Bright o en kitchen. Large family
room. 2 car garage. Pets allowed, Oflsland. $1,150/mo

95476 Rainbow 1376 sf 2BR/IBA on 2 acres. Totally
renovated. Out building perfect for storage or workspace. Pets
allowed. Off Island. $1,100/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

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.
1010A Natures Walk 1526 sf. 3BR/2.5BA town home. Walking
distance to Middle and IHigh schools. Located off Citrona. Lawn
care. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,050/mo

2021 Village 1282 sf 2BRP2BA town home with Italian Tile
floors throughout. Patio for entertaining. Close to shopping,
schools and hospital. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,000/mo

Amelia Lakes #626 1143 sf. 2BR/2BA upstairs unit in gated
community. Fireplace. Clpse to pool and workout center. Pets
allowed. Off Island. $900/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/IBA duplex just steps from the
beach on North end of Island. Downstairs unit. Water included.
Pets allowed. On Island. $810/mo

2721 Forest Ridge 1080 sf 2BR/IBA condo on ground floor.
WD included. Tennis courts & swimming pool. Pets allowed.
On Island. $795/mo

* 6151 S. Fletcher Avenue 2BR/2BA with bonus room/ possible 3rd 95140 Hither Hills Way (North Hampton)- 31R/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. Two 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(.L large fenced backyard $995 CONDO/TOWNHOME/APARTMENTS
* 95069 Reserve Court 4BR/2BA Beautifl homewith coveredpatio and well 631 Tarpon Avenue Unit 6353 (Fernandina Shores) 2BR/1.5BA
maintainedlawn.Homeasseparaediningandfieplaceinvingro $1595 reat condo o one block from the beach Fully furnished with
recently remodeled kitchen Community pool andterunis 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 commnmi- with ocean views only a short walk to the beach. Appror. 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/D, lawn main- with elevator access. Community pool, clubhouse, grill $1895
tenance, pool service, quarterly pest control and trash pick-up. $2,200 2840 A South Fletcher- 2BR/1BA Ocean frontdown, s diApte.
* 1268 Quattlefield Lane 4BR/3BA Riverfront home with private dock and Beautifulfviews, easy access to the beach. $1250
boatlift. Twomastersuites,cedarclosetinmaster,separatetubandtileshow- 95024 Barclay Place Unit 4A (Harrison Cove)- ZER2RA
er in bathrooms. Fireplace in great room, mahogany hardwood floors Downstairs condo in desirable gated community ,Unit f atues a fire-
throughout with ceramic tile in bathrooms. Large windows allow for natural place, plantation shutters, granite countertops, stainless aEace. '' il-
light and spectacular views of the river. Private outdoor in-ground pool. ing fans, and water softener. Ceramic iile in living asa with crpeted
$4395 bedrooms. Screenedbackporch. Commumity enins c arvs..rt. wai
$4395 to the beach. $1395
* 1542 Lisa Avenue 2BR/2BA Fully furnished home on the North end of 2705 Dolphin Avenue Unit 1A (Ocean View mVilaM)- 3UR3.SA Be
Amelia Island. Stainless steel appliances. Open floor plan, ceiling fans, the first to live in this bottom floor unit only steps rsi. 'he oasu' and
tile floors. Two car garage. $1325 Main Beach Park. Spacious floor plan with unobltan rest w-, the
ocean. $1995
2805 S. Fletcher Avenue- 3BR/2BA Remodeled beach house, new
ceramic tile and paint throughout. Across the street from the ocean. 95046 Springtide Lane- 3BR/4BA. This is abeautifru hwt btn k'.at-
Beautiful views and easy beach access. $1050 ed in a gated community off A1A off of the Interx-astai wA iastm Re, t
includes, garbage, and lawn service $2,475
664 Grove Park Circle 4BR/3BA Home with fireplace and private 1320 Martin Luther King Jr. Street 2BR/2BA noar oemer %f 14th
pool. Pool maintenance included. $1350 Street. Garage converted into an office and separate stor-A -,oom Open
2100 Belvedere Drive- 2BR/IBA Great location close to schools, down- patio and screened porch. Fenced in private backyard Can b a$895se
town, and the beach. Has a large fenced backyard and a new garage and
built in grill. $1095 3200 Fletcher Ave Unit D-I (Ocean Dunes) 2BR 2BA Nicely tur
nished ground floor unit Ocean front patio with beautiful -4An vi s.
SN FAMYHOMES OFF ISLANDsteps from the beach, Located across from the Surf Restmikmrer.
SINGLE FAILY HOMES OFF ISLAND Communsity pool. $1395
75069 Edwards Road, Yulee 4BR/2BA Only 5 minutes from 1-95, this 2850 S. Fletcher UP 3BR/1BA Upstairs ocean front home with beauty
river front home has a private dock and fully fenced yard. Public boat ful views. Easy access to the beach. $1095
launch nearby. Ceramic tile throughout with carpeted large master bed-
room One car garage plus carport for 2 vehicle es. $1395 2012-A W Naturea Lane- 3BR,'2.5SBA Towniome with masterbedroom
room. One car garage plus carport for 2 vehcledownstairs and fireplace in living room. Eat in kitchen, two car garage
96088 Starlight Lane (Heron Isles), Yulee 3BR/2.5BA Two story and fenced in backyard. Quiet eommuunity lose to schools and shopping.
home in newer community off Chester Road. Neutral colors throughout.

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463189 East State Road 200 located in Iulee and perfect for the small business that needs maximum exposure. 9' X 10' Office, includes
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Gorgeous views of marshes, Amelia Island,
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Story & Song
Queen of Hearts will cele-
brate "An Evening of Story &
Song's" fifth anniversary with
songs from their new CD as
well as their familiar reper-
toire of lush harmonies,
meaningful lyrics and witty
banter. For a sneak preview,
visit www.Queenof
They will perform in
Burns Hall at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave., on March 27 at
8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and
available at event sponsors
First Coast Community Bank,
1750 South 14th St., Mixed
Media, 9900 Amelia Island
Pkwy., or at the door (subject
to availability).
"An Evening of Story &
Song," hosted by Mark and
Donna Paz Kaufman, is made
possible by the Founders of
St. Peter's and the generosity
of First Coast Community
Bank and Mixed Media. For
information, call 277-2664.
Cotton Eyed Joe's
Blackberry Smoke (mod-
ern country) will perform a
benefit concert at Cotton
Eyed Joe's, on AlA just west
of the Shave Bridge, on
March 27, time to be
announced. Admission is $15.
Enjoy a blues jam hosted by
Karl Davis and Friends on
March 28 and April 4 starting
at 3 p.m.
A community drum circle.
is held every Monday from 7-
8:30 p.m. at Indigo Alley, 316
Centre St., Fernandina Beach.
Meet upstairs in cold weather
or outside in the courtyard in
pleasant weather. All levels of
experience are invited to
come and play.
For information contact
Willow Embry at (802)
Frankies 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 performed in a
very laid-back and relaxed
For information contact
Frank at (904) 302-6086 or
find "Frankie's Jazz Jam" on
Green Turtle
The Impediments play the
Green Turtle on South Third
Street from 9 p.m.-midnight
tonight On April 9 at 9 p.m.
and April 10 from 4-7 p.m.
enjoy Bill Sheffield with
acoustic blues. Karl Davis and
his full band return May 1
from 3-7 p.m. for a Shrimp
Festival party.
Instant Groove
The Instant Groove plays
each Thursday night at The
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.
O'Kanes Irish Pub and
Eatery, 318 Centre St., pres-
ents The Turner-London
band from 8:30 p.m. until
close Thursday, Friday and
Saturday. Enjoy happy hour
from 3-7 p.m. with different
drink and food specials each
day. Call 261-1000.
Palace Saloon
Enjoy live Reggae with the
band Pili Pili each Monday at
the Palace Saloon on Centre
Street, and Billy Buchanan
each Tuesday with his
acoustic brand of indie rock.
Catch Movie Tuesdays at
Sheffield's with free popcorn
and free admission.
Sheffield's also hosts
social dancing, with compli-
mentary lessons starting at 7
p.m. and dancing at 8 p.m.
Contact bill@thepalacesa- or call 491-3332.
The Surf Restaurant and
Bar, 3199 South Fletcher
Ave., presents Gary Lee
tonight; Andy Haney 1-5 p.m.
and Reggie Lee 6-10 p.m.
March 27; David Gum noon-4
p.m. and Reggie Lee from 5-9
p.m. March 28; Andy Haney
March 29; and Reggie Lee
March 30. Weekday entertain-
ment is from 5-9 p.m. Call

Chamber music
go on sale in April for the
Amelia Island Chamber
Music Festival, slated for May
7-30 and featuring more than
50 internationally acclaimed
artists and 18 performances
in intimate settings around
the island.
Four concerts of the 2010
season will be free of charge.
Tickets can be purchased by
credit card at www.aicmf.con
or 261-1779.
Prices range from $10 to
$50, with most tickets priced
at $25.

FRIDAY, March 26, 2010 LEISURE News-Leader


The Wilson Family Band of
Folkston, Ga., described as a
musical fusion of family, faith and
bluegrass, will perform in Yulee
at the Betty P. Cook Nassau
Center at 7:30 p.m. tonight. The
popular recording artists play at
festivals and venues throughout
the southeast. The concert will be
held in the Nassau Room in the
Lewis "Red" Bean building
unless the weather permits it to
be held in the courtyard.
Admission to the program is
free and open to the public. light
refreshments will be provided.
Courtyard Nights is sponsored by
the Florida State College Betty P.
Cook Nassau Center, The NeWs-
Leader and The Nassau County
Record. The Nassau Center is
located at 76346 William
Burgess Blvd., Yulee.
Call 548-4432 for information
or directions.

Guitar master at Indigo

Brad Davis is con-
ducting a guitar
clinic this week at
Indigo Alley, 316
Centre St., Fernandina
Beach, and performs in con-
cert Saturday night.
An added bonus, the
Ovation Fan Club will per-
form its annual songwriting
contest live tonight. The
club members are from all
over the world and share the
sound and style of the
Ovation guitar, including
Davis performed on
stage as a member of Marty
Stuart's road band from
1992-2002. For the past
seven years he has played
lead acoustic guitar with
Earl Scruggs and Friends,
and for the past six years he
has played lead electric and
acoustic guitar with movie
actor Billy Bob Thornton's
rock band. He spent two
years (2003-4) as the guitar
player for the Sam Bush
Band and also performed
with John Jorgenson's
Gypsy Jazz Quintet in 2005.
He occasionally performs
with an exciting new blue-
grass band, Greenbroke,
which consists of himself,'
John Cowan, John Moore
and Dennis Caplinger.
Davis has worked for, or
recorded with, Willie
Nelson, Emmylou Harris,
Pam Tillis, The Forester
Sisters, Tommy Shaw
(Styx), David Lee Roth (Van
Halen), Sheryl Crow, Sam
Bush, Warren Zevon, and
The Sweethearts of the

Guitarist Brad Davis performs Saturday night at
Indigo Alley, 316 Centre St. in Fernandina Beach.

Rodeo. Additionally, Davis
has recorded two album
projects featuring Thornton
on Mercury Records and
has toured both Europe and
the United States as the lead'
guitar player for Thornton's

Davis' two solo record-
ings on FGM Records -
"I'm Not Gonna Let My
Blues Bring Me Down" and
"This World Ain't No Child
Anymore" were both
released to rave reviews. He
also appears on an FGM


concert DVD video release,
"Live in Kansas City," with
Cody Kilby and Tim May.
He is currently the host of
an upcoming television pro-
gram, "Commerce County
Line," a singer/songwriter
television program.
A prolific songwriter,
Davis has had his songs
recorded by various country
and bluegrass artists, includ-.
ing country star Tim
McGraw ("Ain't No Angels).
A talented guitar instruc-
tor and writer, Davis has
, been a columnist for
Flatpicking Guitar Magazine
since 1996 and is currently
Takamine's main guitar cli-
nician, conducting dozens of
music store clinics for
Takamine each year. He has
taught at Steve Kaufman's
Flatpick Camp, Nashcamp,
Camp Bluegrass, the St.
Louis Flatpick Weekend, the
Roanoke Bluegrass
Weekend, and more.
Davis has also produced
four instructional DVDs for
Flatpicking Guitar
Magazine, "Flatpick Jam,"
Volumes 1, 2, & 3 and a
book/DVD/CD course
called "Flatpicking the
Blues." Additionally, he has
prgduced,seyerl ipstgc.-,,
tional courses for Mel Bay
Publications, including the
Blue Book of Speedpicking
and a series of instructional
Ear Training Cds.
For more information
call Indigo Alley at 261-7222
or visit IndigoAlley@gmail.
comrn.,Also visit www.braddav

Night at the Opera'set forApril

The Island Chamber
Singers, under the direction
of Jane Lindberg, will be per-
forming selections from the
world's greatest operas fea-
turing tenor Jonathan Price
and soprano Kathy Kessler
Price, formerly of the
Washington National Opera
Works being presented
include Verdi's "Anvil
Chorus," Bizet's "March of
the Toreador," Wagner's
"Bridal Chorus" and arias
from Madame Butterfly and

The Merry
Widow. The
choir will be
nied by
harp, orga. r.
flute, celklo.
bass, tim-
pani and p, i
cussion. Price
This con-
cert will
have two performances at
the Amelia Plantation
Chapel, 36 Bowman Road,
on Friday, April 23 at 8 p.m.

April 25.fat
3 p.m. An
will be held
at the
Kessler Price Fellowship
Hall imme-
diately fol-
lowing Friday evening's per-
Tickets are $15 for
adults, $5 for students and

children 5 and under are
admitted free.
You may purchase tickets.
in advance from the
Welcome Center on Centre
Street, from any Island
Chamber Singer or online at
www.Island ChamberSingers
Tickets will also be avail-
* able at the door.
For more information,
visit www.IslandCham or call
Springer Controls at 225-


The community is invited to Amelia Baptist Church on Good Friday, April 2, at 7 p.m. for the presentation of
"A Covenant of Grace," a musical which clearly describes how the events of Holy Week fulfilled promises God
made to His people. Communion will be 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 from the community rep-
resenting several area churches. The choir will be accompanied by an ensemble of woodwinds, brass, piano,
and percussion comprising instrumentalists from the Northeast Florida community.
There is no charge for this presentation. Childcare (ages newborn through 4 years) is available at no cost
with reservations. Call the church at 261-9527 for more information.




The Amelia Island Artists
Workshop plans the following
April 19-22 Dee Beard
Dean, "Learning to See Plein
Air on Amelia Island"
May 5-7-Jane
Angelhart, "Watercolor
Portraits from Photographs"
May 21-23 Margaret
Dyer, "The Figure in Pastel"
June 11-13 Diane
Farris, "Photography -
Theirs, Yours Making a
June 24-26 Luana
Winner, the Business of Art
and Portrait Oil and Acrylic
Aug. 5-7 Soon Y.
Warren, "Painting Glass in
Sept. 24-26 Leah
Lopez, "Classical Still Life
Oct. 8-10 Elizabeth
Nelson, "Collage and Mixed
Oct. 20-24 -Judy
Carducci, "Portrait Painting
Oil or Pastel"
NQv. 1-3 Tom Jones,
"Watercolor Techniques for
Nov. 12-14 Nicolas
Simmons, "Innovative
VWatermedia with Fluid

Coming in 2011
January Lois Griffeel -
colorful landscapes oil
March Tony Van
Susan Oglive pastel
landscapes; Don Andrews -
watercolor landscapes; Koo
Schadler egg tempera;
Gerald Brommer watercol-
Contact Mikolean ,
Longacre, 415-3900, or Sandra
Baker-Hinton, 491-8040, for
information. Visit www.ameli-
aislandartistsworkshop for
complete registration informa-

ART Continued from 1B

Community College at
Jacksonville Downtown
Campus Gallery, .and at tie
Fernandina Beach Annual
Shrimp Festival and Art Show
where she has received many
Bristol notes on her web-
site that "there is West
African Ogshobo patterning
and placement in my work as
well as strong Caribbean
influences. Color, rhythm,
action and texture are essen-
tial elements, like air and
water. Sculpture is so real to
me. My works are populated
with spirits and positive ener-
gies, connecting us in a dia-
logue with color and form -
transcending language. We
are living, growing, express-
ing and changing. We are all
engaged in staged plays ...
and we can create our roles."
Bristol's workshop is in
correlation with the Jazz ABZ:
An A to Z Collection of Jazz
Portraits by Paul Rogers with
Poems by Wynton Marsalis.
The exhibition, on view
through Aug. 8, features 27
paintings of famous jazz musi-
cians by Rogers. This exhibi-
tion includes selected poems
by Marsalis and highlights
jazz legends from A (Louis
Armstrong) to Z (Dizzy
Gillespie) through art and
poetry. This marks the first
time these works have been
presented in a museum exhi-
bition or gallery.
The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens is located at
829 Riverside Ave. in
The workshop is $70 for
members, $85 for non-mem-
bers and $55 for active
docents. A catered lunch is
included. For more informa-
tion, call (904) 355-0630.
Visit www.rhondabristo- to learn more about
Bristol and view her work.

BELLS Continued from 1B

instrument, down to
ground level. Sensations of
seeing the carillonneur play,
hearing the bells and feeling
the vibration of sound create
a unique and dynamic musi-
cal experience.
Bells on the Riverfront in
Fernandina Beach is a joint
effort of the city of
Fernandina Beach, the
Historic Fernandina Business
Association, Petanque
America and
S .I[ hAiiii liai I ,nI
For further information,
call Boots at 491-1190 or e-
mail petanqueamerica
"*' mt il 'om

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