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FBI asks questions about sheriff

News-Leader .
Nassau County Sheriff Tommy
Seagraves and his office apparently
are under federal investigation.
The FBI investigation, subject of
rumors in recent weeks, could not be
confirmed. But Seagraves pledged
Thursday to cooperate with any "law-
ful investigation.",,
Appearing for about two minutes
at a morning press conference and
declining to answer questions,
Seagraves read a prepared statement.

The FBI reportedly requested invoices
for $470,000 worth ofvehicle
purchases made at a Yulee car

"The men and women in this office,
including myself, work very hard every
day to maintain the public trust," the
sheriff read.
"While no one truly welcomes or

enjoys an investigation, sometimes in
Nassau County, perhaps, it seems to go
with the territory," he said.
"This office will always cooperate
fully with any lawful investigation."

He then turned and left the room,
leaving reporters' questions trailing in
the air. The sheriff, wearing a busi-
ness suit, not his uniform, went into his
office and closed the door. Seagraves
has been ill and was hospitalized ear-
lier this month for an undisclosed ill-
ness. He was said to be recuperating at
home in recent days.
Sheriff's Office Attorney Marlyne
Clark would not comment on the case,
saying Seagraves handled all media
inquiries. Undersheriff Gordon Bass
could not be reached for comment.
FBI Special Agent Byron

Thompson said he couldn't comment
on the investigation and referred
inquiries to FBI spokesperson Jeff
Westcott. Westcott declined comment.
A Jacksonville newspaper prompt-
ed the press conference with a front-
page storyThursday. According to the
story in Thursday's Florida Times-
Union, FBI agents inquired about the
purchase by the sheriff's office of vehi-
cles at Ron Anderson Chevrolet-Buick-
GMC in Yulee.
The Times-Union reported that Ron
SEAGRAVES Continued on 3A

Police shoot dog after it rips owner's face


Fernandina Beach police were
forced to shoot and kill an aggressive
dog at a South 17th Street home
Wednesday night that attacked its
owner, causing facial lacerations
that required the man to be airlifted

to Shands Jacksonville Medical
Officers first attempted to restrain
the pit bull, owned by 26-year-old Raul
Rosas of 920 South 17th St., Apt. B,
but attempts to use a catchpole were
unsuccessful, police said.
Upon arrival, about 8:30 p.m., offi-
cers saw a man sitting on the roof of his

truck and the pit bull tied to the
bumper with a rope, they said. The
man told them that li.-d,.,g had bitten
his brother-in-law, Rosas, and that he
was in fear for his life as the dog
gnarled and attempted to chew
through the rope, police said.
According to police, the dog was
so agitated that Rosas, who badly need-

ed medical attention, was kept at bay
inside the home. Rescue personnel
were positioned in the roadway near
the home until it was safe to proceed,
police said.
"Due to the aggressive nature of
the dog, .coupled with the imminent
danger it proposed by escaping," an
officer "discharged one round, imme-

diately incapacitating the dog," accord-
ing to the incident report.
The dog, estimated to be about 5)0-
60 pounds, collapsed from the single
gunshot to the head and Rosas exited
the home soon after, police said. He
was reportedly "bleeding profusely
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4.' Fi: nandina Beach is an
-.xc..ptional place, the
National Park Service may also rec-
ognize the town's unique qualities
with a National Heritage Area desig-
City commissioners unanimously
approved on Dec. 21 a feasibility
study for the city's application to the
National Park Service for a Nation's
Oldest Port National Heritage Area
designation. The proposed area
would extend from Flagler Beach
north to the Georgia/Florida border
and includes areas of Nassau, Duval,
St. Johns and Flagler counties.
To qualify for National Heritage
designation, an area must have dis-
tinct "natural, cultural, historic and
scenic resources that, when linked
together, tell a unique story about
our country," according to the
National Park Service.
According to Gil Langley, presi-
dent of the Amelia Island
Convention & Visitors Bureau,
Leslie White of the St. A.i,.rs ,r.
Lighthouse and Museum contacted
him two months ago to ask about
including Fernandina Beach in the
Oldest Port designation.
The designation, Langley said,

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FRIDAY, December 31.2010 NEWS News-Leader

ins to avoid financial devastation during divorce

For the News-Leader

Even in a strong econoniy,
divorce is often difficult and costly;
but in i prolonged recession, it can
be financially devastating. For exam-
ple, suppose that:
Neither spouse can afford to
buy out the other and you're forced
to sell the house at a loss or even
go into foreclosure.
One of you has been unem-
ployed for a prolonged period and
you've run up major debt.
One or both of you have diffi-
culty finding independent, affordable
health insurance.
The retirement and investment
accounts you've accumulated togeth-

1 2k

er and now must
divide have lost
significant value.
Even in an
divorce, recover-
ing from any of
these scenarios

would be difficult. But if your divorce
is acrimonious, additional legal fees
could leave you further in the hole.
Here are some important finan-
cial issues to consider when you sep-
Do-it-yourself divorce kits are
widely available, but even couples
with few assets who part amicably
still need capable representation.
That may mean hiring an attorney
who specializes in divorce to at least

review your paperwork and make
sure you haven't overlooked any-
thing you might later regret.
To avoid a conflict of interest,
you should each have your own
attorney. Ask friends for recommen-
dations, including those who have
recently divorced. Ask attorneys you
know who specialize in other areas if
they can recommend a good divorce
attorney. Another resource is the
American Bar Association (www.ab
anet.org under "Public Resources").
You may also want to consult a
financial planner for advice on how to
fairly divide property whose value
has escalated (or plummeted), calcu-
late child support and ensure you're
sufficiently insured, as well as
explain Social Security and retire-

ment plan implications.
A good financial planner could
save you money in the long run by
helping to avoid prolonged court bat-
tles and mapping out a plan for
future financial security. If you don't
know one, good resources are the
Financial Planning Association
and the Institute for Divorce
Financial Analysts
To protect your credit status,
close joint bank or credit card
accounts and open new ones in your
own name; otherwise, an economi-
cally struggling or vindictive ex-
spouse could amass debt in your
name and ruin your credit. Be sure
all closed accounts are paid off, even

if you must transfer balances to your
new account and pay them yourself.
Check your credit reports
before, during and after the
divorce to make sure you're aware of
all outstanding debts and to ensure
that all joint accounts were properly
closed. The three major credit
bureaus, Equifax, Experian and
TransUnion, don't always list the
same accounts, so to be safe, order
reports from each. You can order
one free credit report annually from
each through www.annualcreditre-
For additional financial considera-
tions related to divorce, visit www.
Jason Alderman directs Visa's
financial education programs.

Libraries closed
The Nassau County
Public Library System will
be closed today and Jan. 1
for the New Year's holiday.
The book drops will remain
Office moving
The Northeast Florida
Community Action Agency
of Nassau County is moving
its administrative offices this
The new office location
will open on Jan. 3 at the
Jasmine Office Center, 1303
Jasmine St., Suite 100. Call
Food addicts
The Wednesday 7 p.m.
meeting of Food Addicts
Anonymous is suspended
until Jan. 5. Meetings will
resume that day, the Alachua
1 i; :i Third and Alachua
i: ts (use the Third Street
Bereaved parents
The Bereaved Parents
Support Group on Amelia
Island will meet at 7,p.m. on
the first Thursday of January
at the Parish Hall in St.
Peter's Episcopal Church,
corner of Atlantic Avenue
and Eighth Street.
The meetings are open
for the benefit of parents of
Nassau County and sur-
rounding areas who have
suffered the loss of a child
and seek a compassionate
-roup for support. Please,
call Penny Kelley (261-8632)
or Mary Martha Embry
(206-0177) for information.
Nelson office hours
Staff representatives of
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson's office
will hold office hours for
Nassau County residents on
Jan. 7 from 10-11-30 a.m. in
the commission chambers at
the James S. Page Govern-
mental Complex, 96135
Nassau Place, Yulee. The
availability is open to anyone,
including those who need




help with a federal issue.
Those unable to attend
may contact Nelson by mail
at 1301 Riverplace Blvd.,
Suite 2010, Jacksonville, FL
32207, or at http://billnel-
son.senate.gov. For informa-
tion call his office at (904)
Diabetes classes
The Nassau County
Health Department is offer-
ing a series of four, two-hour
diabetes self-management
education classes from 6-8
p.m. Thursday Jan. 13, 20,
27 and Feb. 3 at the Family
Education Center/Yulee
Full-Service School, 86207
Felmor Road in Yulee.
Registration fee is $40 (price
includes all four classes) and
$20 for Nassau County
School District employees
(discounts are made avail-
able as part of the Worksite
Wellness Grant). You are
welcome to bring a support
person at no additional cost.
For questions or to register
contact Jen Nicholson at 548-
1853 or Jennifer nichol-
The City of Jacksonville's
24th annual Martin Luther
King, Jr. Breakfast will be
held Jan. 14 at the Prime
Osborn Convention Center.
Registration begins at 7 a.m.
and the breakfast and pro-
gram will begin at 7:30 a.m.
Parking is free to attendees.
Mayor John Peyton will
serve as the keynote speak-
er. Other highlights will
include comments from the
Jacksonville Urban League,
Jacksonville Regional
Chamber of Commerce,
NAACP Jacksonville Branch
and the Southern Christian
Leadership Conference, as
well as a presentation of
Tomorrow's Leaders.
Tickets are $25/person
and corporate tables are
$300. Call the Office of
Special Events at (904) 630-
3690 or visit www.JaxMLK

Looking ahead to 1961, the News-Leader
wrote, "Today man stands, literally, with one foot
poised for a jump into outer space."
December 29, 1960

Father Ed Booth of St Michael's Catholic
Church sought support to turn the old convent
into a center for the needy.
December 25, 1985
More than 42,000 tickets were sold for the
Gator Bowl game between Virginia Tech and
Clemson University New Year's Day in
December 29, 2000

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Community News:
Monday, 5 p.m.
Letters to the editor:
Monday, 12 p.m.
Church Notes:
Monday, 5 p.m.
People and Places:
Thursday, 3 p.m.

Classified Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m.*
Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m.
Legal Notices: Friday, noon
Retail Advertising: Friday, 3 p.m.
Classified Ads: Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.
Classified Display: Tuesday, 5 p.m.
Retail Advertising: Tuesday, 3 p.m.
* Monday holidays will move the
Classified deadline to Friday at 5 p.m.

Cold Night Shelter

The Cold Night Shelter
opens for the homeless or any-
one without adequate heat
whenever nighttime temper-
atures dip to 40 degrees or
below. The shelter, which is
sponsored by the Coalition for
the Homeless of Nassau
County, is located at the
Fernandina Beach Church of
Christ, corner of South 14th

and Jasmine streets,
Fernandina Beach. Doors
open at 7 p.m. Guests receive
dinner, breakfast, sleeping
mats and blankets. Families
are welcome and stay in a sep-
arate space.
To find out if the shelter is
open, call 310-9225. To volun-
teer, call coordinator Richard
Coleman at 277-3946.

Walk to health

Walking Your Weigh to
Better Health, an 11-week
walking, muscle strengthen-
ing and educational program,
will be held Jan. 4 to March 15
at the Atlantic Avenue Recrea-
tion Center in Fernandina
Walking at a moderate to
brisk pace is one way to pre-
vent/control high blood pres-
sure; lifting hand-held weights
is one way to strengthen your
bones; and learning about
proper nutrition is another way
to reduce high blood pressure,
increase bone density and
loose weight.
Each week participants will
enjoy a mini educational les-
son, followed by warm-up and
stretching, then 40 minutes of
muscle strengthening exer-

cises, then 40 minutes of walk-
ing either on the Greenway or
inside the auditorium, con-
cluding with cool down stretch-
ing. Frequent taste-testing
demonstrations will show that
changing eating habits can be
' tasty and healthy.
Bring a positive attitude,
willingness to work hard, com-
fortable walking shoes, com-
for table clothes and hand-held
weights (minimum 2 pounds).
The classes will be held
from 9-11 a.m. every Tuesday
for 11 weeks beginning Jan. 4
and ending March 15.
Registration fee is $40.
To register contact
University of Florida, Nassau
County Extension Family and
Consumer Sciences Agent
Meg McAlpine at 491-7340.

Long-term costs

of teen pregnancy
For the News-Leader Rely more heavily on
publicly provided health
Teen pregnancy and child- care.
bearing bring substantial Be incarcerated at some
social and economic costs time during adolescence until
through immediate and long- their early 30s.
term impacts on teen parents Drop out of high school,
and their children. give birth as a teenager,
Preventing teen childbear- and be unemployed or under-
. ing could save the United employed as a young adult
States about $9 billion per These effects remain for
year. the teen mother and her
Teen mothers also face child even after adjusting for
higher rates of preterm birth, those factors that increased
and their infants have higher the teenager's risk for preg-
rates of low birth weight and nancy, such as growing up in
infant death. poverty, having parents with
Compared to women who low levels of education, grow-
delay childbearing until the ing up in a single-parent
age of 20 to 21 years, teenage family, and having low attach-
mothers, ages 19 and younger, ment to and performance in
are more likely to: school. ,
Drop out of high school. Jennett Wilson-Baker, RN,
Be and remain single BSN, is executive director of
parents. the non-profit Coalition for the
The children of teenage Reduction/Elimination of
mothers are more likely to: Ethnic Disparities in Health, or
Have lower cognitive CREED, whose mission is to
attainment and proficiency 'Educate the community con-
scores at kindergarten entry. cerning chronic and infectious
Exhibit behavior prob- diseases and the importance of
lems. early access to care." Learn
Have chronic medical more by calling 321-2555 or
conditions. 556-3363.

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Geneva Palmer Jordon

Geneva Palmer Jordon of
Hilliard (Kings Ferry), Florida
passed away on December 27,
2010 at Acosta Rua Center -
Jacksonville, Florida.
Geneva was born December
24,1948 in Glenmore, Georgia
to the late Hosea and Maude
Mason Palmer. She received
her early edu-
cation in public
schools in
Geor giaa,
Br yantt
Academy y,
0Yulee, Florida,
graduating from Peck High
School, Fernandina Beach,
Florida, Class of 1967. She
accepted the Lord as her per-
sonal Savior at an early age, join-
ing and being baptized at Mt.
Horeb Baptist Church, Lessie,
Florida; where she was a devot-
ed member of the Choir serving
faithfully as Vice President and
on the Missionary Board until
her health begin to fail.
"Gen" was united in mar-
riage to Louis Jordon and to this
union three wonderful sons
were born; whom she cher-
ished and loved dearly. Her
greatest joy was her family,
friends and serving the Lord
and Savior Jesus Christ. She
was a wonderful wife, mother,
grandmother, sister, aunt and

Ada Thorpe Weed
Ada "Stumpy" Thorpe Weed,
age 85, of Amelia Island, passed
away on Monday evening,
December 27, 2010 at Quality
Health Care of Fernandina
Born in Waycross, Georgia,
she was the daughter of the late
Johnnie and Cleo Williams
Youmans. She
was a 1942
graduate of
Wacona High
School of
Waycross. She
was married to
Henry Allen
Thorpe from 1945 until his
death. in 1980. She later mar-
ried James Weed in 1989 while
living in Texas. After moving to
Amelia Island in 1998 she
became a member of North
14th Street Baptist Church.
She is remembered most for
her great sense of humor, her
love of dancing, cooking, tend-
ing to others and most of all....
She is preceded in death by:
her parents; her two husbands;
Hugh Raines (son-in-law);
Johnnie Lee Youmans, Jr.
(brother); Mary McClain (sis-
ter); Bennie Carter and Margie
Youmans (in-laws).
Ada leaves behind four
daughters: Celia Williams (hus-

John B. Williams
Mr. John B. "Bubba"
Williams, age 61, of Fernandina
Beach, passed away on
Tuesday evening, December
28, 2010 at his home. Born in
Fernandina, FL.
He was the son of the late
John D. and Katharine
Knighton Williams. Mr.
Williams was-a lifelong resident
of Fernandina. A skilled car-
penter, many Nassau County
homes display his handiwork
and mastery.
Mourning the loss of Bubba
are his wife of 26 years, Dot
Ward Williams, their two
daughters, Anna and Mary
Alice, a brother, James "Butch"
Williams, (Shirley), all of
Fernandina Beach, FL, a sister,
Joan Gilliard, (Weldon), Cairo,

friend; and she will be missed
She leaves to cherish her
memory her loving and devoted
husband, Louis Jordon; sons,
Louis Jordan, II, Brian (Ivy)
Jordon and Desmond fiance6,
Jennifer) Jordon; grandchildren,
Brian Jordon, Jr., Carmen
Jordon and Jaylen Jordon;
brothers, Hosea (Sandy)
Palmer and Reverend Gary
(Brenda) Palmer; sisters, Lillie
Geter, Rachel Jackson, Anna
Bell (John) Timmons, and
Shirley Moore; aunts, Mary
Lawrence and Lucretia Mason;
mother-in-law, Dorothy
(Abraham) Richo; godchildren,
Shayona Alderman and
Roderick Alderman; special
friend, Keasha Dean; nieces,
nephews, and a host of cousins
and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be on
Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 1:00
PM at Mt. Horeb Missionary
Baptist Church, 58552 Cooper-
neck Road, Hilliard (Lessie),
Florida. Visitation will be today,
Friday, January 31, at Mt. Horeb
Missionary Baptist Church
from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM and
on Saturday from 11:00 AM
until the hour of the service at
the church. Interment in Brick-
yard Cemetery, Lessie, Florida.
Huff Funeral Home

band Clark) of Lizella Ga.; Mary
Raines (partner Steve Burris)
of Amelia Island; Sally Baird
(husband Bill) of Waynesburg,
Pa.; Henrietta Reason Burford
(husband Dennis) of Placerville,
Ca.; and a son Hank Thorpe
(wife Cathy) of Tehachapi, Ca.
She also leaves a sister, Susie
Mae Carter of Waycross, Ga., a
brother-in-law, Jay McClain of
Fernandina Beach, ten grand-
children, thirteen great-grand-
children and numerous nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held
at 11:00 am on Monday, January
3, 2011 at the Burgess Chapel of
Oxley-Heard with Chaplain Jim
Tippins, nephew of the
deceased, officiating.
Ada will be laid to rest in
Bosque Bello Cemetery near
her sister, Mary.
Her family will receive
friends on Monday, from 10:00
am until the hour of service at
the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers her family
requests that contributions be
made to the Activities Fund at
Quality Health Care of
Fernandina Beach, 1625 Lime
St., Fernandina Beach, Fl.
Please share her life story
at www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

GA, numerous nieces,
nephews, friends, and Louie.
.The Requiem Mass will be
held today, Friday, December
31, 2010 at Immaculate
Conception Catholic Church,
121 East Duval Street,
Jacksonville with Reverend
Father Warren Keene officiat-
ing. Mr. Williams will be laid
to rest in Bosque Bello
Cemetery, Fernandina Beach.
The family received friends
from 5:00-7:00 pm on Thursday
in the Burgess Chapel of the
Oxley-Heard Funeral Home,
Fernandina Beach where a vigil
service and rosary were held at
6 pm.
Please share his life story
at www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors


Billy Crosby, 82, of Fernandina Beach died Wednesday, Dec.
29, 2010 at his residence. Arrangements were incomplete at time
of publication.
Green Pine Funeral Home.
Richard Finucan Harbeson, 67, of Fernandina Beach died
Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010. A celebration of life will be held at 2
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home in the
Burgess Chapel.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Director:s





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Continued from IA
Anderson service manager
David Dubose was interviewed
and subpoenaed by the FBI and
told to appear before a federal
grand jury on Dec. 15, but later
was told the grand jury would-
n't meet until January and that
his testimony was no longer
According to the Times-
Union, the FBI also requested
invoices for $470,000 worth of
vehicle purchases made at the
dealership. Those purchases,
the paper said, were made
directly instead of using a vol-
untary Florida Sheriff's
Association competitive bid pro-
Dubose, described as a long-
time friend of Seagraves, told
the Times-Union that investiga-
tors had asked him if Seagraves
or his wife, Elizabeth also a
sheriff's office employee had
ever received any favors when
buying their personal vehicles
from the dealership. Dubose
said he was unaware of any
such favors being done.
He also reportedly wtas
asked about a hunting trip hei:
took with the sheriff to Texas
two years ago.
When contacted by the'
News-Leader, Dubose declined
to comment further except to
say that he had not discussed
dollar figures cited by the
Times-Union with its reporter:.
'"The dollar amount I never
gave him, the amount on the'.li
cars I never gave him," Dtibose
said. "I don't know where he"
got that information." '"'
A subpoena was also served :
on Arrow Exterminators in.
Yulee, the former McKendree
Termite & Pest Control, hbut
company spokesperson Cindy
Mannes said it was later
"It was brought into the
office, and they came back arnd',
picked it up," she said. "It had
nothing to do with us. It was a"
legal matter."
Mannes said she couldn't
comm-ient on the contents of the

subpoeln, whli(h sale sid :s
served by l) vgInI
The McKeCndrieesi a!'- pio-
neer Nassau County family. i1 5.
McKendree was a longtime
Nassau County sheriff and Ihis
family started the pest control
Seagraves s ha bcn with the'
sheriff's office for 27 ycars and
is serving his second term as
sheriff. He said earlier this year
he would not seek a third term
in 2012.
The sheriff's office h ;as b, ''n
investigated before. Seagraves'
was on the force in the early
1990s when former sheriff
Lawrence "Liaurie" Ellis :mnd
undersheriff Charles "Rocky"
Mistler were allrrested and ulti-
mately convicted for Il,,,
cocaine from the sheriff's evi-
dence room. Ellis served 14
years in prison and Mist ler
about five years be'tori release.'
Assistant State Attorney W's.
White said that if a federal
grand jury is empanelled to
investigate Seagraves, its pro-
ceedings -and even the names
' of th witnesses it 11 would
be secret.
"It's sealed. It can't be dis-
cussed," lhe said "The whole
pr-ceedings arc ... iill nol
public. Agiven individual, when
sunimnuoned to appear before a
grand jury, can ask whether
they.'are a target of the investi-
gaticon dr not. Butll other thal
that, you obviously don't get
any information out of the fed-
eral grand jury process."
White said that as a state
attorney, he didn't have any spe-
cific information on a federal
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"The only comment I wanit
to make is that under our sys-
tem of laws, everyone is pre-
sumed innocent until proven.
guilty, and that presumption
should travel with the sheriff
until such time as charges arOe
brought'and lie's tried, if ini fact
that's what happens," he said.
"But lie's .-il ii.. to that pre-
sumption and people should
honor that."
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Christmas tree

recycling set

News Leader

The Maintenance Depart-
ment of the city of Fernandina
Beach offers these Christmas
tree recycling tips for residents.
Sanitation contractor
Advanced Disposal will pick up
whole Christmas trees curbside
during the first two weeks of
January on regular yard debris
collection days. County resi-
dents must call Advanced
Disposal at 261-7186 for
Christmas tree pickup.
Residents who miss the tree-
collection period can cut up the
tree and place it in a yard waste
container for pickup'on the reg-
ularly scheduled service day.
Remove all ornaments, tin-
sel, lights and other decorative
materials before putting out
your tree. This includes (lie tree
Do not recycle artificial
Christmas trees.
Christmas trees are taken
by curbside collection only. Do
not take Christmas trees to the
recycle center.
Trees can also be recycled
by grinding with other yard
wastes to produce an organic
Never burn a used
Christmas tree in a fireplace or
woodstove. Evergreen trees


and limbs have a high content
of flammable turpentine oils.
Burning the tree may con.
tribute to creosote buildup and
start a chimney fire.
There are approximately 30-
35 million Christmas irees sold
in North Anmerica every year.
The top-selling trees include+
Balsam fir, Douglas fir, Fraser
fir and Scotch pine.
For more tips onil recycling,
visit the city's sanitation/recy-
cle page at www.flbfl.us.

Continued from IA
would "create another oppor-
tunity for us to p)rom'ote the
heritage and history of the
area." The designation would
also make it easier lor the
city to pursue grants for
future planning, and could
make the area eligible for up
to $10 million in matching
grants during its first 15
years of designation.
The designation will
require no financial support
from the city, but the city
may assist in the effort by
providing staff for future
White, heritage area.offi-
cer of the St. Augustine
Lighthouse and Museum,
said the area was chosen
because of its unique culture
that has included the
Timucuan Indians, Spanish
culture and many other influ-
White said the original
boundaries of the heritage
area we re expande-d to
include Fernandina Beach
because of its 11.n ilini.. and
trading history, historic
transportation corridor.'and
nationally significant stories.
White said Fernaihdina
was added to the National
Heritage Area becauscd'cfits
"long and rich history, qlitaint
and welcoming hfistoric-
downtown district, its multi-
cultural heritage, maritime
culture including shrimp-
ing and having once been
a safe haven for 1-i'il,.s. as
well as its plentiful natural
resources, and status as a
premier resort destination
with beautiful and relaxing
According to the National
Park .Service, a national
heritage area "is a place
designated by the Uilted
States Congress where 'nat-
ural, cultural, historical and
recreational resources' com-
bine to form a cohesive,
nationally distinctive land-
scape arising from patterns
of human activity shaped by
geography." There are 49
National Heritage areas in
the country, with the first
being formed in 1984. No
land is owned or managed
by theNational Park Service,
which acts in an advisory
In order to qualify, areas
must complete four steps,
according tmo itl. National
1Park Service: they ll' uslt gel
the public involved in the fea-

sibility stIudy: complete the
feasibility study, demonstrate
wide public support; and get
commitment from local play-
crs such as government,
industry, private and non-
profit orgallizaiiollns and area
National Heritage Areas
may through grants also
financially support and
encourage community-cen-
tered initiatives such as fes-
tivals, small business devel-
opment, trail development,
maps, restoration of natural
areas, historic site renova-
lion, (-xhibii-,, workshops,
student projects-, local crafts,
and architectural reuse stud-
Once an area is designat-
ed, a management plan
should be developed to keep
the community interested
and involved, according to
an article by Judy .Hart, pro-
gram leader for the National
Heritage Area in
Washington, D.C.
"The results of a heritage
area are improved quality of
life for residents, measura-
ble economic benefits and
reinvestment in the connmmu-
nity," slhe writes.
Hart also says an impor-
tant factor for heritage des-
ignation is that the area
should "reflect traditions,
customs, beliefs and folklife
that are a valuable part of the
national story." These spe-
cial areas, she says, "all have
a theme intertwined with
their geography."
Fernandina Beach
already has a National
Heritage designation as a
Gullah Geechee National
Heritage Corridor, which
includes the coastal areas
and barrier islands of North
Carolina, South Carolina and
Florida. The Gullah Geechee
Corridor was designated by
Congress in 2006.
Some other Designated
National Heritage Areas
include the )Delaware and
Lehigh National Heritage
Corridor: the Hudson River
Valley National Heritage
Area; the Ohio and Erie
Canal National Heritage
Corridor: the Tennessee
Civil War Heritage Area; the
National Coal Heritage Area
in West Virginia: and the
Automobile National
Heritage Area in Michigan,
among many oy others.
For more information,
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Rescue personnel trans-
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idl, airlifted to Shands
.acksonville Medical Center
\\ hie li e arrived in critical con-
dition, police said.
Rosas has since been
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Police Capt. David Bishop.
"It wasn't just a dog bite,"
lishopt said. "It was a severe
injury in which tissue was
removed from his face."
AA... 1;,, i to Rosas' sister
and brother-in-law, the dog,
which lived in the home along
with their two children, growled
at Rosas as he exited the
bathroom, then attacked him
,ind wrestled him to the ground
;,s he Ilunsuccessfully tried to
kick it. The children were
secured in a rear bedroom
it the time and did not witness
lh.' attack, according to the fam-
iosas' brother-in-law was
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. with a length of rope and drag it
from tnhe house, but was unable
to completely control the ani-
mal, police said. He too was held
at bay on top of his truck until
police arrived.
"The officers were not happy
aboul having to shoot the dog,"
Bishop said. "But it was a life-
threatening situation for the vic-
tim and a dangerous situation
for the officers. A dog with that
kind of aggressive tempera-
ment, had it left the area, could
have been very dangerous to
the community."
Another dog owned by

Rosas, which was sting ( on tl'
back porch during the incid'ilnt,
was removed by Animal Conir !
at the family's request, police
said. The dog was eulhani/ed
by Animal Control when it
became "hostile and aggres-
sive" once they returned to tlicr
office, police said.
Rosas' sister reportedly told
police that his dogs had never
displayed aggressive behavior
in the past.

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FRIDAYo December 31.2010 NEWS News-Leader

Cold stuns sea turtles,

hundreds are rescued

Recent cold tempo'rai iurt
in Florida left many cold-
stunned sea turtles close to
death, floating listlessly in thel
waler. VWorking with staff front
county, state and federal a'en-
cies as well as volunteers,
Florida Fish and WildlifeI Co-
servation Commission biolo-
gists helped to coordinate the
rescue of hundreds of sea tur-
Rescuers pulled more t han
250 stunned turtles from the
frigid waters. The majority of
the rescues took place in the
Cape Canaveral area of Bre-
vard County. However, rescIues
also took place in Indian River,
Gulf and Pinellas counties.
Most of the sea, turtles
affected by the recent cold
weather in Florida are green
turtles, with smaller numbers

Although turtles floating listlessly appear
to be dead, they are often still alive.

of loggerheads and Kemp's rid-
leys, as well as one hawksbill
turtle. FWVC biologists predict
(lihe majority of the affected tur-
ti-, will survive.
The FWC and its partners
worked together to pick up the
turtles and transport them to
places where they can recover
from Ihe cold shock. Sea turtle
rehabilitation I~ l h i n.. l-
out the state are housing these
animals until they can be
released when temperatures
When the water tempera-
Iure drops, stunned sea turtles
may float listlessly in the water

or wash onto shore. Although
these turtles may appear to be
dead, they are often still alive.
However, in this listless condi-
tion, they are vulnerable to fur-
ther impacts from the weather
and to scavengers.
With temperatures increas-
ing, biologists are hopeful that,
for now, turtles will no longer
be in need of rescue.
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ORLANDO When the
weather turns cold, wild bird
populations in Florida have to
work hard to find enough food
to survive, so now is the time
that Floridians can help by put-
ting out feeders and keeping
them full this winter.
An estimated 50 million peo-
ple around the country put out
bird feeders this time of year to
attract feathered friends to their
back yards. They may not real-
ize that a bird's diet must fuel a
metabolism that can require up
to a whopping 10,000 calories
a day, so the kind of food you
select has to not only appeal to
the birds, but be nutritious for
them as well.
Nati6nalWildlife Federation
(NWF) naturalist David
Mizejewski recommends a com-

A bird's diet must fuel
a metabolism that can
require a whopping
10,000 calories a day.

bination of seed and suet. But
he says the best way to help
wild birds survive the winter
lies in what you plant around
your property.
"What you want to think
about doing, first and foremost,'
is adding plants to your land-
scape that have berries, seeds,
nuts and that kind of thing.
Those are the foods that that
the birds are going to be feed-
ing on in the winter."
He says there are some
myths to wild bird feeding, like


feeding the birds, you can't stop.
"It is something of a myth
that birds will become depend-
ent upon your feeder and that if
you stop feeding once you start,
the birds are going to suffer
and maybe even die. That is
because the research shows
that birds really only use feed-
ers as a supplement to the nat-
ural foods they find in the land-
The National Wildlife
Federation has a Certified
Wildlife Habitat program, to
educate people about how to
safely attract wildlife like birds,
even in urban settings. There's
an online application to fill out,
and the NWF can certify your
yard as wildlife habitat. For that,
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After retirement,

you still have to

pay some taxes

For the News Leader

Wouldn't it be nice if, after
decades of hard work and sav-
ing, you could retire without
worrying about paying taxes?
Alas, that'll probably never
Even if your income drops
significantly post-retirement,
chances are you'll still be
taxed on a portion of it. And
depending on where you
retire and your income
sources, you'll probably also
face additional taxes on pur-
chases, real estate, capital
gains, inheritances the list
goes on.
Consider these tax-related
issues when budgeting for
retirement living expenses:
Social Security
Most people can collect
Social Security benefits as
early as age 62, although you
drawing benefits before your
full retirement age will signif-
icantly lower your benefit
amount. ("Full retirement age"
is 65 for those born before
1938 and gradually increases
to 67 for those born in 1960 or
Although many states don't
tax Social Security benefits,
they are counted as taxable
income by the federal
government. So, depending
on your overall income, you
may owe federal tax on a por-
tion of your benefit. The for-
mula is complicated, but basi-
Single people whose
combined income from all
sources is less than $25,000
are not taxed on their Social
Security benefit.
For combined income
between $25,000 and $34,000,
up to 50 percent of your ben-
efit may be taxed.
For income over $34,000,
up to 85 percent may be tax-
For married people fil-
ing jointly: benefits aren't tax-
able for combined income
below $32,000; benefits
between $34,000 and $44,000
are up to 50 percent taxable;
benefits over $44,000 are up to
85 percent taxable.
For more details, read the
IRS Tax Topic 423 and
Publication 915 at www.irs.
After beginning to collect
Social Security, some people
can't make ends meet and
must return to work, which
can backfire: If you earn more
than $14,160 a year, you'll lose
one dollar of Social Security
benefits for every two dollars
earned over that amount.
(Note: Investment income
doesn't count.)
Thus, if you need to con-
tinue working, it may be wiser
to postpone Social Security
until reaching full retirement
age. Such benefit reductions
aren't completely lost, howev-
er: Your benefit amount will
be increased upon reaching
full retirement age to account

Wouldn't it be nice
if after decades
of hard work and

for benefits withheld due to
earlier earnings. To learn
more, read "How Work
Affects Your Benefits" at
IRA and 401(k) with-
After age 59 1/2, you can
start withdrawing from
your IRA or 401(k) without
paying the 10 percent early
withdrawal penalty. How-
ever, you will pay federal (and
state, if applicable) income tax
on the withdrawals unless
it's a Roth plan, whose contri-
butions have already been
Other taxes
Some people move to
another state after retirement
to ease their tax burden. For
example, seven states don't
tax personal income (although
two others do tax dividend and
interest income). And five
states charge no sales tax. But
because other taxes and cost-
of-living expenses vary signif-
icantly by community, you
should only consider such
moves after doing thorough
The Retirement Living
Information Center (www.
retirementliving.com) features
a state-by-state breakdown of
the various taxes seniors are
likely to pay, including those
on income, sales, fuel, prop-
erty, inheritances, etc.
Bottom line: Be sure to
include taxes among the many
expenses you need to plan for
at retirement.
Jason Alderman directs
Visa's financial education pro-

If you(
In China, now the biggest
car market in the world at 14
million units last year, 90 per-,
cent of the customers pay
cash for a new car. Seventy
percent are making their first
new car purchase. It is not
uncommon for them to return
inside a year and upgrade
models, again shelling out the
cash for the difference.
To realize the significance
of their 14 million sales, it
compares to 12 million in our
country and 12.8 million in all
of Europe. My projection is
for more cash transactions in
our car market in the after-
math of the credit meltdown
experienced the last couple
years. Domestic cash sales
run from 12 percent to 20 per-
cent, depending on whose
numbers you acknowledge. It
would not surprise me with
people driving cars longer
that the percentage of cash
buyers could hit 25 percent to
30 percent.
Is it a good idea to pay
cash for a car? There is no

:an, pay
one size fits
all answer,
but many
advisors will
i... that you do,
if you can
easily afford
to. There are
WrEFFER'S advantages
CORNER to financing
that are
worth ana-
Rick Keffer lyzing. Low
interest rates currently avail-
able make it mighty hard to
pass up. Keeping your money
working for you can return a
lot more than the interest you
pay. Your credit history is
enhanced with an active car
loan. Those with paid for
homes and little credit on
their bureau can sometimes
use the ongoing credit experi-
Age is another determin-
ing factor. In retirement years
it is nice to be able to pay out-
right if possible. Those in

cash for a car

their 70's and 80's that finance
cars can leave a liability to
their heirs. The biggest factor
is regular monthly income.
Pensions, annuities, invest-
ments and any income you
know can be counted on make
a car note reasonable in some
post-retirement cases.
Many of the Chinese buy-
ing cars and paying cash are
young, unlike U.S. cash buy-
ers, who are primarily over
50. People do what it takes to
accomplish an end. and with
auto financing hard to come
by, these young consumers
save the money to buy a new
Young Americans could
save $5,000 to $10,000 in their
20's and pay cash for a good
used car. They could immedi-
ately start saving to get a
nicer car in two to three
years, having amassed the
money to pay for it. My dealer
and banking friends may
cringe at the loss of financing
business this idea would
bring about. However, I think

there would be more cars
sold and the pluses would
outweigh the loss of finance
Need a New Year's resolu-
tion? How about resolving to
buy your first new or used
vehicle on a cash basis. A lit-
tle planning, patience and dis-
cipline can make it a reality.
For the majority who don't
see this happening for them,
act sooner rather than later t<
get the low rates while they
are there. Just like gas prices
are being pushed up because
Wall Street thinks the market
will support it, interest rates
will shoot up as things
improve. There is only one
way for rates to go, so if you
need a car now, take advan-
I hope everyone has a safi
and Happy New Year.
Rick Keffer owns and oper-
ates Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysl,
Jeep in Yulee. He invites ques-
tions or positive stories about
automobile use and oumershif

5 ways to boost financial health

After two years of recession,
certified financial planner Louiis
Scatigna, author of The
Financial Physician, believes
that 2011 is the time for people
to make solid resolutions to
change old habits.
Calculate your net worth:
Take a piece of paper and make
two columns. On the left side
list the value of all your assets
and on the right side the bal-
ances of allyour loans., Subtract
your total debts from.the total
value of your assets and you
arrive at your net worth, the
exact amount of money you
would have if you liquidated all
your assets and paid off all your
debts. The goal is to grow your
net worth every year.
Prepare a budget: Take
another piece of paper and
make two columns, one for
monthly expenses and one for
annual expenses. List all your
sources of income (wages, inter-

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est, dividends, odd jobs, etc.).
Total your income. Now list
every expense as accurately as
you can. Make sure you keep
track of cash expenditures, like
those coffees and lunches at
work. Spend one month writ-
iing down every penny you
spend. Now total up all your
expenses and then subtract
expenses from your income. If
you're in the hole, it's time to
reduce your spending. If you're
ahead, now you have an idea of
how much you might be able to
save every month.
Manage money together:
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and every day, we hope it's smooth
sailing all of the way!
Happy New Year and many thanks.

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(904) 758-0807

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500 Centre Street
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tive that you manage the money
as a couple. In most families
either the husband or the wife
handles the monthly bills, but
that often leads to miscommu-
nication and overspending. Sit
down together and pay the bills
and discuss how you can
reduce household expenses.
Learn more about money:
The majority of Americans have
little knowledge about finances
so they make costly mistakes.

There are books and websit<
that you can read to learn tl
basics about investing, buyir
cars and homes, insurance, tI
different types of mortgage at
credit cards. Knowledge
power, especially when it com-'
to your money. '
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First Missionary Baptist Church
Amelia Cruizers
Amelia Island Association of Realtors
Amelia Island Montessori School
Amelia Plantation Chapel
Fernandina Beach Church of Christ
Emma Love & Southside Elementary
Faith Christian Academy
Fernandina Beach Middle School
Memorial United Methodist Church
First Presbyterian Church
Florida State College Nassau Center
Food Lion
Fort Clinch
Harris Teeter
Heron Isles
Island Photography

Little Women Club
Miller Boys & Girls Club
Nassau County Association of Realtors
Nassau County Volunteer Center
Newcomers Club of Amelia Island
Optimist Club
Amelia Island Plantation
A.I. Plantation Women's Golf Assoc.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Providence Presbyterian Church
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VyStar Credit Union
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Wishing you a wonderful year filled with excitement,
good fortune and many happy surprises.

You're great friends, neighbors and customers and we feel
truly fortunate to know all of you.

Thank you for your loyal support this past year
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scheduled to meet at 7 p.m.
Tuesday at the County
Building, 37177 Pecan S.,
Hilliard. .
The Westside Republican
Club welcomes its members
and Republican guests for an
evening of political discussion
and fellowship.

The Federated Republican
Women of Nassau will host a

luncheon and meeting at the
Golf Club of Amelia Island on
Friday, Jan. 14.
Mark Gupton and Paul
Livingston of Florida FairTax
will give a presentation on the
Fair Tax. They believe that
the alternative of taxing con-
sumption instead of income is
a much better long-term
choice for the country and
individual citizens.
Contact Gail Biondi by
Tuesday, Jan. 11 with a reser-
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Gratitude for a year's blessings

My wife and I like to ski. Our last ski
trip was to Lake Tahoe to celebrate
our 30th anniversary but that was
nearly three years ago. For the
past week, I've been watching the snow fall on
television and wishing we were on the slopes
somewhere, anywhere, and seriously envying
those who are. Then I heard about the ski lift
in Maine falling and suddenly I was happy to
be here in Florida where it's cold but at least I
don't have to worry about falling from a bro-
ken ski lift.
So as the old year takes its last gasps
before the New Year comes hooting and hol-
lering into the world, I want to reflect back on
2010 and be grateful for the things it brought.
My New Year's resolution is very simple. I'll
get to that soon.
First of all, I want to reiterate how much
I'm enjoying being a grandfather for the first
time. Little Dean Michael Palmer is now five
months old and the apple of his papa's eye.
And judging from the way his little face lights
up when I walk into the room or he hears
my voice, I have to believe he's rather fond of
me, too. That was the biggest blessing of the
And then there's Charlie. Good ol' Charlie,
our faithful family mutt of 12 years who trotted
off to doggie heaven in early December.
Charlie was a prince among dogs, even up
until the very end when, old, crippled and
infirm, he died quietly in his sleep in our living
Room by the fireplace he loved so much. My

family was blessed to have
k such a wonderful canine
I companion for so long, and
my wife and I feel blessed
that Charlie slipped away on
his own terms in the place he
felt most comfortable. Sad as
B we were to lose him, we're so
grateful that sweet Charlie's
story ended the way it did.
CUPOF And of course, there are
JOE all the friends who passed
_ through our lives in the past
year, like our neighbor, Bob
Joe Palmer Canon, who patiently helped
me restore an old sailboat
and taught my wife and I how to sail. And the
members of the Amelia Island Sailing Club
who welcomed us as new members and didn't
laugh when I confessed to grounding my
newly christened sailboat in the Intracoastal
Waterway late one Labor Day weekend night
during a club excursion to St. Augustine. Most
of them confessed to having done it them-
selves, which took the sting out of my embar-
And I must not forget my brother pirates
and sister wenches of the Fernandina Pirates
Club, which my wife and I joined two years
ago. After a year of doing our duty as lowly
swabbies under our sponsor, Wanda Hair, we
finally got promoted to pirates this year. I
never knew dressing up like part of the cast of
"Pirates of the Caribbean" and running around

hollering, "Arrrrr!" could be so much fun and
so fulfilling, but it is. Yes, I am a pirate, better
late than never.
And then there are all the folks out there
who read my columns and send me emails and
letters. I don't even know who most of you are
but I cherish each one, especially those of you
who sent the small avalanche of -., i|p.ii 1i, and
Christmas cards to me when Charlie died. I
answered as many of them as I could. And
Bea, whoever you are, your card was so sweet.
I wish you had put your return address on it.
People sometimes tell me I wrote some-
thing they were thinking but didn't know how
to verbalize. To me, that's the highest compli-
ment a writer can be paid. I think a lot of
columnists lose sight of the fact ,that their
readers often identify with them. So I feel
blessed this year to know that people out there
enjoy the fruits of my labor and I always look
forward to their responses, even if it's just
someone correcting me about a misspelled
word or a misplaced adverb. One gentleman
playfully does that and I've come to expect it
because I know he cares or he wouldn't both-
So what's my New Year's resolution? That's
easy. I resolve to live better next year than this
year. And how does one live better? That's
easy, too. It starts with being content and
grateful for the blessings one already has. The
rest will follow.
Have a Happy New Year everyone.


County should

At first blush you might
think Phil Griffin's propos-
al to merge the city of
Fernandina Beach into
Nassau County (Nov. 26) is ludi-
crous. Do we really want folks from
Hilliard governing our community?
But I read it immediately after receiv-
ing a $1,100 bill to replace a water
heater in one of my restaurant build-
ings. Not that bad but then it also
cost $229 for city fees. That's well
more than double what it would cost
in the county.
Figure I also had to pay the con-
tractor for form preparation, travel to
and from City Hall and permits and
the city government burden proba-
bly cost at least 30 percent of the
project cost. That, after the same
restaurant was recently threatened
with a business-ending $10,000 in
additional city impact fees and fined
$250 by the state for failure to pro-
vide forms the city refused to
process. Incidentally, there are no
impact fees in the county.
Did I mention that I had a handy-
man install an interior swinging door
in the same restaurant at a cost of
$800 and received a Notice of Unsafe
Structure for failure to get a permit?
The letter said the city was declaring

Remember the little Hi
How about$6.5(
a former consignmer
Even God can

the property unsafe because the
an "imminent threat to property
life safety." The letter concluded
'The building is hereby ordered
be vacated within 7 days or obta
permit for repairs or demolition.
interior swinging door? So I app
for the permit complete with dra
ings after the fact at a stated fee
$100 and received a bill for $600
That's a 500 percent fine. State l
limits municipalities levying suc
fines to 100 percent. But hey, wh
quibbles over those details? Wh,
next? Permits for interior paintir
Then there's the time I was ir
charge of renovating an 18-unit
beach condo building a $1.1 m
job that restored the building str
ture and replaced much of the b
ing exterior and elevator. There
two contracting entities; the con
struction company and the cond

take over city government

**- So you think I'm paranoid or the contractor who recently did
S "they" are out to get me. I don't. Our some repair work for me downtown
tspanic church on Eighth Street? city is an equal opportunity discrimi- He recounts the story of completion
0)0 in impact fees to convert nator. Do you know the fellow reno- his home on the county end of the
vating the derelict Bank of America island. Total fees were about $6,00(
7t shop into a place of worship? building on Centre Street faces a When a client requested that the
i't avoid the city's wrath. $100,000 impact fee? He's the one identical house be built on his city
who bought a property assessed at the fees were assessed at $34,000.
$1.4 million for $800,000 and then Same house, same island, different
"" poured what has to be a million-plus side of the street, different govern-
re is association, which I represented. into renovations. I can't see how he mental unit and a 567 percent
and When I applied with plans for a ever makes money on that deal. The increase in government fees.
, building permit the city issued 18 only one who benefits from that So when reviewing Mr. Griffin's
to separate permits. I applied for investment is the community, includ- bill of particulars try to recount the
in a one; they issued 18. Think it might ing me. 10 major benefits you think you
" An have something to do with the extra You see, I appealed all my com- receive from being governed and
lied fees? mercial assessments based on that taxed by the city of Fernandina
iw- How about the time I had a fellow precipitous drop in city values and Beach rather than Nassau County.
of do some scraping on a building to the county reduced them all. By Mostly all I see is a whole lot of bus
determine the need for painting and assessing a $100,000 "penalty" fee ness-killing extra cost and hassle
aw siding replacement? He got sent the only thing the city insures is that with no added value. We are out-
h home with a "stop work" order. Then that kind of investment will not hap- sourcing our elections to the count
o10 there is the stop-work order I pen again anytime soon in the city. so why not at least contract out the
at's received on a building renovation Remember, there are no impact fee city building department? County
ig? because I took down a small orange penalties in Nassau or surrounding employees could use the work and
n tree. That involved a delay of four counties. We should throw a parade we need the savings and responsive
days with 'all construction personnel for this guy. Instead we "fined" him! ness.
million off the site while I showed city offi- Remember the little Hispanic Better yet, adopt Griffin's suggc
ruc- cials that an orange is not a protect- church on Eighth Street. How about tion and make it the Isle of Nine
uild- ed species. Any idea what it costs to $6,500 in impact fees to convert that Flags with the next flag being
were put an entire construction crew on former consignment shop into a little Nassau County's. Those folks from
the beach while I delved into the eso- place of worship? Even God can't Hilliard look better all the time.
o terica of protected species? avoid the city's wrath. Then there is pkeoghs(amv-Ilc.ca









In defense of earmarks to save beaches

Federal beach projects could
be collateral damage in any
Congressional appropria-
tions crackdown.
Even before the recent midterm
Congressional elections, the federal
appropriations process known as
"earmarks" was garnering a sour
reputation in some political quarters.
With the rise of a new Republican
majority in the House and GOP
gains in the Senate, there is talk of
banning earmarks altogether. So
what are these things, and why
should beach advocates care?
Simply put, earmarks are a way to
designate funds for a specific use; in
federal terms, then, earmarking is
the way Congress directs federal
expenditures to specific projects or
activities. It can be as broad as a
Congressional subcommittee setting
down specific appropriations
amounts for a variety of ongoing fed-
eral efforts or projects, or as focused
as a single member of Congress
requesting funding for a specific
project in his or her district (obvious-
ly, the latter are the ones which get
more negative notice).
More specifically, some earmarks
can be inserted into appropriations-
bills without receiving further review
or public discussion. These can end
up favoring one group or individual
at the expense of others, and are typ-
ically cited as the worst example of
"pork." However, proposals to ban
earmarks have not limited them-
selves to these more secret and sen-
iority-based marks, instead encom-
passing the broader process by
which federal projects get funded
outside of the budgets proposed by
the Executive Branch (the president
and staff) or by legislative commit-

tees to eventually eliminate any fund-
ing requests from individual mem-
bers of Congress.
Why should beach backers be
concerned? Because, often, it's those
individual members' requests that
fund federal beach restoration proj-
Consider the 2009 fiscal year
regarding federal beach projects.
The president's budget proposal allo-
cated $31.5 million for beach proj-
ects. The House budget more than
doubled that to $64.7 million; the
Senate budget uppedl it to $84.8 mil-
lion; and the conference reconcilia-
tion budgets ended up totaling
$104.9 million a 233 percent
increase from what the Executive
Branch originally put on the table.
(History shows this pattern is typical
over recent years; in fact, some posit
the president's budget leaves out
beach projects with the knowledge
the House and Senate will ensure
they get put in.)
That may be a dismal picture for
fervent deficit hawks (even though
this is a miniscule percentage of the
total federal budget), but it's a glim-
mer of hope for beach advocates
whose federal projects have lan-
guished for years awaiting long-over-
due funding. Only by working
through members of Congress can
these projects get crucial funding -
even though the process often does
not provide sufficient lump-sum

funding to complete projects, thus
necessitating year after year of
appropriations requests to achieve
enough funds to pay for the federal
share for a single project.
Let's remember these projects
are not fly-by-night pursuits benefit-
ing only a well-heeled few. Federal
beach projects are extensively
reviewed and researched by a host
of agencies, subject to specific proj-
ect agreements and cost-benefit
analyses and toughened by years of
authorization approvals. Entire
neighborhoods and communities
have worked to make these projects

possible, including finding the local
and state funding matches necessary
to augment any federal funds that
are forthcoming. These projects are
not a boondoggle, they are a benefit
to the coast, a boost to the local
economy and a boon to public recre-
ation, storm protection and habitat
If an earmark crackdown sweeps
away all members' funding requests,
this not only will make it more diffi-
cult for individual federal projects to
win funding favor but it will cede
appropriations authority to the
Executive Branch and Congressional
committees where the competition
for cash will be more heated and
funding success will be more fleet-
Beach advocates need to watch
two crucial issues to be addressed
by the incoming Congress:
Just what is an earmark? This

will define whether established
coastal projects are caught up in the
funding crackdown or left relatively
unscathed to navigate the still
treacherous appropriations path.
How serious will overall cuts in
discretionary non-defense federal
spending be pursued? If Congress
takes the entitlement program (e.g.
Social Security and Medicare) and
defense spending off the cutting
board, what's left doesn't add to a lot,
but it will be all the members will be
able to cut to earn their deficit deter-
rence bona fides.
This early in the annual appropri-
ations process, change is easier said
than done. But beach advocates with
a federal project at stake would be
wise to watch how the earmark and
funding debates evolve so they can
stay ahead of its potential impact on
their beach.

DAVID INI NS/ ]'1 n i' >iNA SFAi

The presidents budget allocated$31.5 million
for beach projects. After earmarks. Congress
appropriated $104.9 million.

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NAMI members deliver gift of dignity

On Dec. 15 the residents
at Dayspring Village, a
licensed 96-bed limited men-
tal health assisted living facil-
ity in Boulogne, received a
special visit from the advo-
cates and families of the local
chapter of the National
Alliance for the Mentally Ill
The annual NAMI
Christmas party is led by the
volunteers and advocates
who work with mental health
needs of local residents. The
residents at Dayspring
Village were treated to a
pizza party, homemade good-
ies and gifts of new shoes.
. "For many of our resi-
dents these shoes are per-
haps the only time in the
next year they will get a new
pair of shoes. For many who
live with symptoms of schizo-
phrenia, the illness and its
symptoms can cause a loss of
sleep, restlessness and often
many will find walking a way
to help relieve the symptoms
or stress of the illness. Living
with schizophrenia is a strug-
gle and can be very stressful
and for many, new shoes are
a welcome gift that provide
comfort to their feet and also
help reduce other longer-
term conditions with chronic
back pain and other prob-
lems" said Douglas Adkins,
executive director. ,
"Many of our residents
when they go to the hospital,
the staff will take away the

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Advocates and families of the local chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally
Ill (NAMI) visit Dayspring Village and Executive Director Doug Adkins, bottom left,
Dec. 15 for the annual Christmas Party the agency throws for the residents there.

shoelaces. Once they are
ready to come home, often
they do not get the shoelaces
back so they have to try and
walk in shoes with no
shoelaces. If you have ever
tried to do this you can
understand the problem and
also how it makes you feel as
a person. We discovered
many years ago that the

Velcro straps were a perfect
answer to this problem and
would ensure residents
would have the dignity of
good walking shoes even
when they were ready for dis-
charge," said Adkins. "Ever
since this NAMI 'shoe party'
started over 15 years ago by
local advocacy leader Hattie
Morris, we have seen many

regain some dignity through
the gift of new shoes. Often
when former residents are at
other facilities some of the
nurses at. the hospital can
recognize they were a resi-
dent at our. facility simply by
looking at the shoes on their
feet. These shoes are a bless-
ing in more ways than one
and we are grateful."

On Wednesday, Dec. 22, the
American Legion Auxiliary Unit
54 presented the Cotuicil on
Aging of Nassau with a $500
donation for COA
Transportation, to help the COA
transport veterans for their .54
medical appointments.
From left are American
Legion Axillary Unit 54 mem-
bers Colette Beech, Public
Relations Chair, Jann
Schneider, First Vice President,
Ken Willette, executive director
COA, and Sylvia Curnutte,
President of American Legion .
Axillary Unit 54.
The Council on Aging enrich-
es the lives of senior citizens, .
delivering critical services to
Nassau County seniors in five
categories including Meals on
Wheels, COA Transportation,
In-Home Care, and Adult Day
Health Care, while operating two
senior recreation centers. More
information is available at


Members of local
Boy Scout Troop
89 were on hand
to salute as U.S.
Army Spc. Kelly
Mixon's body was
borne by hearse
to First Baptist
Church in
Fernandina Beach
for his funeral
Dec. 19. Mixon,
23, of Yulee was
killed Dec. 8 in ,I .
Afghanistan by an
insurgent's impro- .....
vised explosive
device. He was
buried in...
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Mr. Crosby, Miss Cooper

CooperC sby
Ashley Cooper of Yulee
and William Crosby III of
Jacksonville are engaged to
be married. They will be mar-
ried Dec. 22, 2012.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Angela Booth and
Harold Cooper Sr. of St.
Augustine. The bridegroom-
elect is the son of Linda
Crosby of Alabama and
William Crosby Sr. of Pace.

Electronics recycling

set for Jan. 8 in Yulee
For the News-Leader burning of material such as
,-i ., h.-avy metals can cause seri-
Did you get new electron- ous health risks. Some elec-
ics for Christmas? Don't tonic scrap components,
throw away the old electron- such, as cathode ray tubes
ics; recycle them instead. (ClTs), contain contaminants
The Nassau County Sierra s'uoh as lead, cadmium, beryl-
Club is sponsoring an elec- ;'f um, mercury and brominat-
tronics recycling event on .... eddflame retardants. Circuit
Saturday, Jan. 8 from 9 a.m.-2 boards contain such precious
p.m. in The Home Depot metals as gold, silver and plat-
parking lot, on A1A in Yulee. inum and such base metals as
Electronics such as desk-. ,"copper, iron and aluminum.
top computers, monitors, lapl, ,! "The processing of elec-
tops, printers, keyboards, cell .. tronic waste in developing
phones and networking equip- countries without strict con-
ment will be accepted, as will trols causes serious health
small electric appliances. ,. and pollution problems
Televisions of any kind will be there," he pointed out.
accepted for a $10 fee. In the United States, an
"Keeping electronics out of estimated 70 percent of heavy
landfills and away from metals in landfills comes from
unscrupulous exporters is .. discarded electronics, accord-
important," explained Ray ..ingto The Environmental
Roberts, Nassau Sierra chair- Protection Agency. An esti-
man. "There is no place in the mated 50 million tons of e-
county for people to recycle waste is produced in the U.S.
electronics so this is their each year, including 30 million
chance," he said. computers. Only 15-20 per-
Recycling of "e-waste" will cent is recycled, with the rest
be handled by Recycling E- going into landfills and incin-
Scrap of Jacksonville, which is erators.
committed to a zero-landfill Developing countries are
policy. All non-working elec- becoming big dump yards of
tronics are dismantled at their e-waste due to their weak
West 16th Street location and laws. Critics of trade in used
materials are recycled electronics maintain that it is
through EPA-approved facili- too easy for brokers calling
ties. No non-working electron- themselves recyclers to
ics are sent to foreign coun- export unscreened electronic
tries., ,. waste to countries such as
"Eletronic-wastv mustrba'e .dhina, India and parts of
kept out of landfills and incin- Africa, thus avoiding the
erators," Roberts said, expense of removing items
"because the leaching or like bad cathode ray tubes.


Photo Ont tative, Teresa H. Monso
be the guest speaker. Th
The 2011 Wild Amelia meeting will begin at 7 p
Nature Photography Contest the Council on Aging bu
will soon be under way; ing, South 19th Street at
potential entrants should visit Nectarine.-
www.wildamelia.com for rules A recent report by th
and entry forms. All entries water management agen
must be received by April 4, shows that most Nassau
2011. munities are using at lea
The 2011 fifth annual Wild percent of capacity. The
Amelia Nature Festival will be Suwannee River Water
held May 20-22 with ecotours, Management District, in
photography classes, recent study of the Uppe
exhibits, sea turtle release, Floridian Aquifer, the so
music and children's activi- of Nassau's water, report
ties. Visit decline in groundwater 1
www.wildamelia.com. of more than 20 percent
'the past half century. Na
Market cklOSed County's planning depar
The Fernandina Farmers ment has listed finding r
Market will be closed on New water resources as a pri<
Year's Day, Jan. 1. The mem- These and other issu
bers wish everyone best affecting Nassau's water
wishes for the New Year. The future and what needs t(
market will re-open on Jan. 8 done will be the focus of
with all of its direct-from-the- cussion. The meeting is
farm winter vegetables, to the public. For inform
greens including mustard, call Ray Roberts at 277-C
turnip and collard, salad
mixes, arugula, bib and lld Ni "
romaine lettuces and more. The Wild Amelia Nat
To sign up for the E-Mail Festival next "Wild Nite'
Newsletter, go to www.ferhan- form, "Manatees, the C
dinafarmersmarket.com. Giants," will take place a
p.m. Jan. 11 in the Peck
NatUWalmst program Center Auditorium. The
The University of Florida gram is free and open to
IFAS Florida Master public. Guest speaker w
Naturalist Program Upland Rachel Cimino, marine r
Systems Module sponsored mal biologist from the F
by Nassau County Extension Fish and Wildlife
will be offered Tuesdays and Commission.
Thursday afternoons begin- 'Thought to see and h
ning Jan. 4-25. Classroom ses-. well, the manatee takes u
sions will be held at the Yulee '.'residence in warm Florii
Extension Office. Registration coastal waters in winter;
deadline is Jan. 1. in Fernandina, they areo
This program is for adults found at the effluent of t
who want to learn more about paper mills. They cannot
Florida's environment. -?tand water temperature
Advance registration is colder than 68 degrees.
required. hough about 3,000 indi
For registration and pro- als are thought to inhabit
gram information visit Florida waters, their "co
www.masternaturalist.org. back" is threatened by b
For questions contact Steve strikes and the degradat
Gaul at (904) 879-1019 or ,their coastal and fresh,
sgaul@ufl.edu. habitat. For these reason
the manatee is still an er
Waer talk gered species.
Will Nassau face a water To learn more about
shortage? That possibility will "Wild Nite" nature forur
be discussed at Nassau Sierra the upcoming fifth annu
Club's Jan. 5 general meeting Wild Amelia Nature Fes
when the St. Johns Water and Nature Photography
Management District's Contest, go to
Government Affairs represen- www.wildamelia.com.

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Good things, unexpected things and the start of a New Year

"Hello," my wife said cautiously, not recog-
nizing the number on the caller ID.
"Hello," the man said. "Is this the Goyette
"Yes," my wife replied.
"We're getting ready to deliver your freezer.
Is somebody going to be there?"
"Ah, we didn't order a freezer," my wife
replied. "You must have the wrong number."
"Hmm," the man said. "I don't know how
that would have happened. Do you think
maybe your husband ordered it?"
"I don't think so, but let me check," my wife
said and then yelled, "Rob, did you order a
"No," I answered from the other room.
"Who's that?" I asked.
"Just a minute," she told me.
"Sir, I'm sorry, but no one here has ordered
a freezer."
"OK," the man replied, "must be a mistake
on our end. Sorry for the inconvenience.".

"No problem," my wife
said. "God bless you and have
a great day."
"You too," the man said, a
bit surprised by the blessing,
and with that they hung up.
"That was strange," my
wife said as she rounded the
corner and came into the
room where I was.
PULPIT After telling me the
NOTES details, we both scratched our
heads and said, "Oh well, I'm
sure they'll figure it out." And,
Pastor sure enough, they did.
Rob Goyette Actually, we were the ones
who figured it out, but not
until our daughter called later that day. The ini-
tial excitement in her voice, wondering if we
had received the surprise gift, and then disap-
pointment when she discovered that we had
turned it away, can still be heard in the collec-

tive memory of our family.
Thankfully, after a few phone calls and
acknowledgements of what had happened, the
entire thing was cleared up. Today that freezer,
which sits in our garage, serves as a continual
reminder of extravagant love and the nature of
unexpected gifts. Every time I open its lid, I
remember. I remember family, I remember
laughing, I remember turning away that which
we were ignorant of..
I don't know why, by as I sit behind my
computer and write this article, I feel stirred to
make an announcement. Though I'm no
prophet, I believe 2011 is going to bring some
amazing things; some extravagant things,
some unexpected things, some things that God
Himself has ordered on our behalf and already
put into motion. I think all He's waiting for is
for us to open our hearts and minds to receive
I know, it's easy to go into this New Year
thinking about all the uncertainties of our

world, but why not let that same sense of
uncertainty work for us instead of against us?
Instead of pondering all the possible evils, how
about pondering all the possible good things
God has in store for those who love Him and
have committed their lives to Him?
Here's an interesting verse:
"But as it is written, eye has not seen, nor
ear heard, neither have entered into the heart
of man, the things which God has prepared for
them that love Him. But God has revealed
them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit
searches all things, yes the deep things of
God." (I Cor. 2: 9-10)
It's my prayer that as we round the corner
into this New Year, we'll hear what the Spirit of
God is saying to us all and receive it with open
arms; even if initially it's unexpected and hard
to believe.
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of Living Waters
World Outreach Center


NightWatch service
Yulee Baptist Church,,85971 Hartso Road,
will ring in the New Year at a Night Watch
service from 6-9 p.m. tonight..All are welcome.
For information call 225-5128.K
Blackrock Baptist Church, 96362
Blackrock Road, Yulee, will host a New Year's
Eve Extravaganza at 7 p.m. tonight with. a free
breakfast buffet, games and prizes for the
whole family.
Contact the church at (904). 261-6220 or
Che Cantrell at 753-0987 or visit www.black-
World Walk2011
Beginning Jan. 1, First ,Baptist Church is
undertaking the chronological reading plan
that has been compiled according to recent
historical research, taking into account the
order in which the recorded events actually
occurred. This plan has been named "Word
Walk 2011" and will provide historical context
to the reading of the Bible. If the schedule is
followed, the entire Bible will be read in one
calendar year.
More information is available on the
church website at FBFirst.com along with
instructions for downloading the plan or using
your computer or Internet ready cell phone to
read each day. Then each Sunday, the Rev. Jeff
Overton will preach from that week's listing of
Bible passages.


If you cannot attend, the service will:be,
streamed from the website.over the Internet.
CD release
Carpenter's House Church, 850816 US 17
North, Yulee, will hold a "Holy Ghost Girl" CD
release celebration on Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. featur-
ing Evangelist Rhonda Brown, comedian Mr.
Charlie, psalmist Linda Whitley, Trinity Dance
Ministry, Devine Warrior and special guest
recording artist "Chiniah." All are welcome.
For information contact Kenyatta Compton at
(912) 882-4269
Concert event
(Studio)worship, an exciting, contempo-
rary Christian concert/worship event ,
will take place again on Saturday night, Jan. 15
at 7 p.m. at the Christwalk Church, 2920
Bailey Road in Fernandina Beach. Admission
is $5 per person and includes food following
the concert/worship. (Studio)worship fea-;
tures worship leaders and musicians from
local churches. The January edition of (sttu-
dio)worship includes Josh Varnadore of
Christwalk and Chris Walton of The Journey,
along with individuals from the bands of both
churches. At the last (studio)worship in
November, people from six different local
churches participated.
Tickets are available at Christwalk and at
The Journey. Seats are limited and tickets may
be purchased at the door. Doors open at 6:30
p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m. For infor-
mation, contact Josh Varnadore at 262-7120.


Boy Scouts of local Troop 89 conducted a food drive recently and donated the food
to the Cold Night Shelter at the Church of Christ in Fernandina Beach. From left
above with some of the food they collected are Wesley Twiggs, Christopher Matricia,
Will Minasi, Brendan Twiggs, Hynson Cole and David Beal.

Worship this week at the place of your choice

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes You!
Located at the corner
of 8th &Atlantic i\
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
9:15 a.m. Breakfast Burns Hall
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
6 p.m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE 2nd Sunday


( n.e BapTist Church
Sunday School............. ........................... 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

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

rpo d'emlne ,.,

(Presbyterian s
Churcrf "n"I ,
Everyone is welcome
Rev. Robert Phelps
96537 Parliament Drive, Yulee:
(Comer Old Nassauville Rd.) .
Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.
(904) 432-8118
www.providenceyulee.coni '.
providenceyuilee@comcast.net r ,

We belong to a diverse congregation united 6y our
| ait/h i Jesus Christ, committedto worship the Living
Godandto study the Word so that we may witness
anifserve in ourcommunity.

January 2, 2011
Message: "A New Year's Checklist"
Ted Schroder

Sunday Schedule:
9:15 am Classic Worship
11:15 am Celebration Worship
(casual; kids activities)
Nursery Available
The Chapel is located behind The Spa & Shops at
Amelia Island Plantation 36 Bowman Road
An Interdenominational Community Church
(904) 277- 4414 www.ameliachapel.com

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20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rent Darien KI 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

at the Beach
Sunday 11:15 am
Tuesday 7:00 pm
Non- denominational
Pastor David Cubbedge
312 5.8th. Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

foyan chrcity

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Anglican Church of North America
Our province is a founding member of the
Anglican C(hurch of North America
Ak.4 nglicaiis ite believ-e:
The Bible ib the inspired Word of God
In God the Father uhocrGdled us
In Jesus Christ Hia Son % ho saved us
In the Holy Spirit who sanctified us
As Anglicans we worship using the iradihonal Iiturgv In the
1928 Book of Common Prayer.
Affirming the Nicene and the Apostles's Creed
Sunday Services
Holy Communion 8:00 am & 10:00 am (with music)
Children's Programs Bible Study &Crafts
Rev J. Michael Bowhay, Rector
1830 Lake Park Dr. (Amelia Park) Fernandina Beach
904-491-6082 www.HolyTrinityAnglican.org

Living Waters
world Outreach
SSUN 9 30am
,WED 77:00pm
-. *. iYouth, Nursey &
.i% Childlkn's Ministries
321 -2117
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iWW.., yj.in Wa.terSc.LOu narg

Join us LIVE on the Web Sunday

17982 N. Main Street, Jacksonville
(Just south of Yulee on US 17)
Sunday School 9:30 AM
Morning Worship 10:30 AM
Tuesday Bible Study 6:30 PM
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:00 PM
Dr. Dave Lawson

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9 N. 6'" Street
Dr. Holton Seigling
Senior Pastor
Worship 8:30 & 11 a
Sunday School 9:50 a
*l Nursery
Y south
* Adults
www.1 stpress-fb.com

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:p0 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 6prm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
Comer of Buccaneer Tr. & Gerbing Road, Fernandina Bch.
For More hIformation Can: 261-9527


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

S"Jod so love6the world that he,




First Baptist Church
1600 S. 8th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL



Rev. Brian Eburn. Pastor

Sunday Masses '00 & 10.:00 am & 12 Nooon
Dally Mass 8:30 am Mon,, Wed., Thurs & Frl.
6 pm Tuesday
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6:00 pm; Holy Day 8:30 am
Confessions: Saturday 3:15pm 3:45 pm or by appt
Telephone Numbers:
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number. 904-277-6566,
also call 904-277-0550

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 Bonnleview Road (across from Sadler Rd.)
904-261-4615 (church office)
Nursery provided

Innovative Style, Contemporary Music,
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
CoTnnecing with Christ.. Connecting with People.

Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:51 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 615 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

Traditional Worship: 9AM
Sunday School: 10AM
Praise Worship: 11 AM
Nursery provided at all services
Rev. Ida Iverson, Pastor
2600 Atlantic Avenue *Fernandina Beach

New Vision Congregational Church,.UCC
IVorship Sundays at 10o:oo a.m.
960-4 Chester Road in Yulce

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'Edge-of-seat' quartet at Cummer

PT"% e Cummer
| Museum of Art &
Gardens continues
A the fall and winter
Cummer Concert Series with
a performance by the Enso
String Quartet on Jan. 9 at 3
p.m. This is the third of the
four concerts featured in the
concert series, which runs
until February.
With a 2009 Grammy
nomination for "Best
Chamber Music
Performance," the Enso
String Quartet has quickly
become one of the country's
most accomplished young
Shortly after the grqup's
inception at Yale Uniyersity
in 1999, Enso had success at
the Banff Internatioeal String
Quartet Compettijoqnand
won the Concert Artists.
Guild International .-.
In addition to the success
of their recordings,Jthe.quar-
tet's concerts.have elen
acclaimed byaudietwes.and
critics alike. The Houston_
Chronicle praised the grgyp
for their "edge-o.f-the-seavt
vitality few groups maintain
throughout a performance."
Previous seasons have. spen
the quarter give many other
premiere performances,
including Joan Tower's Piano

The Enso String Quartet perforlis Jan. 9 at The Cummer Museum of Art &
Gardens. See The Cummer January schedule, page 12A.

Quintet with the composer at
the piano.
Concerts are included in
museum admission. Museum
members are admitted free.
Admission for non-members
is $10. Reservations are sug-i

2011 Cncours

official poster a

tribute to honoree
For the News-Leader
Automotive Fine Arts Society member Dennis
"t rown wa s,.-l,.' i-1 to ci-eate th.. tfi, idJ .'' i art lor
-'the 2011 Am,_ia Islalid Con&,uu d' i.g4in..-, which
will take place March 11-13 on Amelia Island.
The painting commemorates this year's honoree
Bobby Rahat, a three-time CART champion and 1986
Indy 500 winner. Established in 1983, the AFAS is com-
prised of automotive artists from across the globe who
create subjects in watercolors, acrylics, oils, wood and
various metals.
"I created my first official poster three years ago
featuring race legend Derek Bell," said Brown. "This
year, I've had the privilege to create a piece of work
that captures one of America's racecar heroes and one
of my favorite competitors, Bobby Rahal. My drive for
art coupled with my passion for racecars made this a
very enjoyable project for the 2011 Amelia Island
Concours d'Elegance."
The 22 by 30 inch painting depicts Rahal surround-
ed by some of his highest profile racecars. Brown uses
acrylic on board to convey the thrill and excitement
behind racing. His technique of diminishing color val-
ues intensifies the many components of the painting.
For the AFAS exhibition, Brown will bring 10 pieces of
art never seen before at the concours, which depicts
open wheel racecars, classics and Ferraris. He will sign
posters on Saturday, March 12.
POSTER Continued on All

gCsted. Call (904) 899-6008.
The Cummer is located at
829 Riverside Ave.,
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Concertgoers can enjoy
Sunday brunch at the
TrC'Cupp caf6 at 1 p.m., with


a fixed price menu of $24 per
person,, plus tax. For reserva-
tions, call (904) 356-6857, ext.
The final concert of the
series will feature The Albers
Trio on Feb. 6.

This 22 by 30 inch painting by artist Dennis Brown depicts
racing legend Bobby Rahal surrounded by some of his highest
profile racecars.

Omni Plantation
Ring in the New Year at
Omni Amelia Island
Plantation tonight:
A four-course menu at
the Ocean Grill from 6-10 p.m.
for $90 per adult.
Dinner for two at The
Verandah for $125 per couple,
or choose from the regular
menu, from 5:30-9 p.m.
Pirates of the Caribbean
bash from 7 p.m.-1 a.m. for
kids 3-10 for $100 for the first
child and $75 per additional
Party for ages 11-18
from 7 p.m.-1 a.m. for $120 for
the first teen and $100 per
additional teen with Wii and
Xbox games, bowling, dinner
and a midnight celebration.
Midnight at Nine Party,
for families from 5-9 p.m. for
, $23.75 per adult and $9.85 per
child. Call 1-800-The-Omni or
visit omnihotels.com.
The Ritz-Carton
Gala New Year's Eve
Celebration featuring lavish
food, live music, dancing,
open bar and fireworks from 8
p.m.-1 a.m. tonight, black and
white attire encouraged,
masks provided or bring your
own, $150/person.
Sock hop for children
South Beach-theme
party for teens with mock-
tails, buffet, dancing and
Dinner at Salt, with seat-
ings at 6 p.m. ($125/person)
and 9 p.m. ($155, includes
Champagne at midnight).
Buffet at Caf6 4750,
Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
from 5:30-9:30 p.m.,
$62/adult, $28/child, ages 5-
12. Call (800) 241-3333 or visit
Music, dancing, light
menu and Dom Perignon by
the glass from p.m.-1:30
a hi in inh 'Ebbyjounhge. No
cover charge. No reservations
accepted. Call (800) 241-3333
or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/
Dog Star Tavern
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N.
Second St., New Year's Eve,
DJ Screwface and D-Funk
(breaks, dub-step, electro) of
Tampa; and Jan. 1, Logarithm
(members of Middle Rhythm
Acoustic). Visit Dog Star on
Facebook. Call 277-8010.
The Hammerhead
Swerved performs live to
'rock in the New Year tonight
at The Hammerhead, South
Fletcher Avenue. Follow The
Hammerhead on Facebbok at
Hammerheadbar Islandbbq.
4828 First Coast Hwy.,
Palmetto Walk Shops, open
New Year's Eve, with a jazz

trio and dinner specials. Call
321-2430. Visit www.horizon-
Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main
Beach, 2910 Atlantic Ave., the
Bush Doctors play live
toniight for New Year's Eve
starting at 9 p.m.; The Macys
play live from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 5.
Call 310-6904. Visit www.
Sheffield's at the Palace on
Centre Street will host a New
Year's Eve party tonight with
DJ Miguel Alvarez and DJ
Heavy Hess ringing in 2011
and the ball drop live on the
big screen. Enjoy light appe-
tizers and a premium cham-
pagne toast at midnight along
with a balloon drop. Party
favors included. Tickets are
$25/person. Tables for two
are $200 and include a bottle
of Chandon Brut Champagne.
VIP packages start at $500
and include a bottle Moet &
Chandon Imperial Champ-
agne and a bottle of Belve-
dere Vodka along with all mix-
ers. Contact bill@thepalace
saloon.com, visit www.thep-
alacesaloon.com or call 491-
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998
South Fletcher Ave., New
Year's Eve party with The
Macy's from 8 p.m. until and
dinner specials; The Macy's 4-
10 p.m. in the lounge and live
music in the tiki bar Jan. 1;
shaggin in the lounge 4-7 p.m.
Jan. 2. Call 277-6652. Visit
The Surf Restaurant and
Bar, 3199 South Fletcher Ave.,
DJ Roc 6 p.m. till late tonight,
with dinner specials; live
entertainment Monday
through Saturday evenings.
Call 261-5711.

Balloon drop
Adventure Landing, 1944
Beach Blvd., will host a New
Year's Eve Celebration from
10 a.m.-2 p.m. today, with a
celebratory balloon drop at
noon. Get unlimited mini golf,
go-karts and laser tag. Cost is
$10 for kids 12 and under and
$15 for ages 13 and up (bal-
loon drop is for kids 12 and
under only). Visit
Patsy ine evening
The Alhambra New Year's
Eve party will feature "A
Closer Walk with Patsy
Cline," at 8 p.m. tonight.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and din-
ner starts at 6:30 p.m. Call the
box office at (904) 641-1212 or
visit www.alhambrajax.com.


Back by popular demand, the Amelia Island
Museum of History. 233 S. Third St.. invites the
q '-- jws public to hear Dr. Rachel Wen tz
S presenting "Forensic

Anthropology: How the Dead
Died" on Jan.7 at7 p.m. Do you
like TV crime dramas like Bones
and CSI? Then join the museum
for the real deal as it looks at how
forensic anthropology helps
solve crimes and determine
cause of death" through the analysis of human
skeletal remains. Wentz will explore the vital role
trauma analysis plays in forensics and how foren-
sic anthropologists assist law enforcement in
solving homicides. This program is free for muse'
um members and $5 for non-members. For in for
mation contact Alex at 261-7378, ext. 102.

The Amelia Island Museum of History invil s
the public to a special New Year's 'treat: The
Florida House: Past, Present. and Future. The fun
begins at the museum on Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. for a
special program on the history of the Florida
House. After hearing about its colorful past. the
group heads to the Florida House and will receive

an exclusive tour and
reception at the newly
'.. renovated building.
.Come learn more
toabout this local land-
U mark. which has
housed President Grant, Jose Marti and a host of
ot her characters. Tickets are $10 for museum
mem bhers and $20 for non-members and include
iihe historical presentation, tour and reception at
the hlorida House. Seating is limited and tickets
must he purchased at the museum.233 S.Third
Si. For information call Alex at261-7378. ext. 102.

1hC dancers of, the
Staie ballet TheateL I
Rust siA will perform
Swan Laike at theTiIncs
Union Siegried as Moe labors to free the
I'llhcalr Jan. 8 at8 pm I
.1 wi Lke.one ofthe
glrcalst classical bal . .
Icls o1 ill time. is based
on < German (airy tale and 101lows the heroic
young Prince SieglIied as he labors to free the
(lelicately beautiful swan maiden. Odette. from an
evil )sorcerers spell. Call 1-888-860-BWAY or visit
wvw.a nriis seriesja x.org.

The Golden Dragon
Acrobats will be coming to M
the Wilson Center for the ,
Arts on Jan.9 at 3 p.m.
The Golden Dragon
Acrobats represent the best
of a time-honored tradition
that began more than 25 cen-
turies ago. The Golden
Dragons are recognized
throughout the United States and abroad as the
premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company
today. Call 1-888-860-BWAY or visit www.artist-
The national tour of "Legally Blonde The
Musical" will play at Jacksonville's Times Union
Center's Moran Theater Jan. 11-16. Tickets are on
sale now. Call 1-888-860-BWAY or visit
Sorority star Elle Woods doesn't take "no" for an
answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for
someone more "serious." Elle puts down the cred-
it card. hits the books and sets out to go where no
Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Along
the way. Elle proves that being true to yourself
never goes out of style.







Tickets to all the Amelia
Island Book Festival's tick-
eted events are now on sale
for members. Tickets for
non-members go on sale
Jan. 1. Visit www.ameliais-
landbookfestival.com for com-
plete author listings, events,
prices and frequent updates.
The festival runs Feb. 18-19.
Headliners include Susan
Vreeland, Writers' Workshop
Luncheon keynote speaker,
Rick Bragg, Author's
Luncheon keynote speaker,
and Jamie Ford, the Books 'n
Jazz on the Marsh keynote
Free events include the
Authors in Schools on Friday
and the Readers' Festival and
Children's Chapter Saturday.
For information on these and
other upcoming events, visit
val.com or call (904) 624-
* "
The Amelia Island
Museum of History, 233 S.'
Third St., invites you to
2011's first Brown Bag
Lunch Lecture Series, fea-
turing Archivist Teen
Peterson discussing "Local
Resources for Local
Historians" on Jan. 5 at
noon. Ever wondered who
might have lived in your old
house before you, or where
your family lived 150 years
ago? The museum's library
and archives are a great
resource to find out more
about tons of topics on local
history. :
Peterson will showcase,
the wealth of resources avail-
able to the public and where
to begin on your own '
research project. This pro-
gram is free and open to the
For information contact
Alex at 261-7378, ext. 102.
* e
Will Nassau face a water
shortage? That possibility
will be discussed at Nassau
Sierra Club's Jan. 5-general
meeting when the St. Johns
Water Management District's
Government Affairs represen-
tative, Teresa H. Monson, will
be the guest speaker. The
meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at
the Council on Aging building,
Su..Lb 1 'ith StrWet at "
A recent report by the
water management agency
shows that most Nassau com-
munities are using at least 80
percent of capacity. The
Suwannee River Water
Management District, in a
recent study of the Upper
Floridian Aquifer, the source
of Nassau's water, reported a
decline in groundwater levels
of more than 20 percent in the
past half century. Nassau
County's planning department
has listed finding new water
resources as a priority.
These and other issues
affecting Nassau's water
future and what needs to be
done will be the focus of dis-
cussion. The meeting is open
to the public. For information
call Ray Roberts at 277-0655.
* *
A Friends of the Library
luncheon program on
Pulitzer-prize winning
author and photographer
Eudora Welty, known for
her incisive yet compas-
sionate portrayals of char-
acters from the American
South, will be held Jan. 7 at
noon at the Omni Amelia
Island Plantation Resort,
Racquet Park Heron Room.
A recipient of the
Presidential Medal of
Freedom, Welty was the first
living author to have her
works published by the
Library of America. The-lunch-
eon speaker will be Dr. Pearl
McHaney, associate professor
of literature at Georgia State
University, who has edited five
books about Welty in the last
two years. Tickets are $35 for
Friends of the Library m.em^ .

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"Dennis is one of the very
few artists I know who can
capture the image of the hon-
oree and the fantastic detail of
the cars in an emotional and
exciting art piece," added
Amelia Island Concours

Chairman Bill Warner. "He's
among the best in his class
and is part of our ar-tist series
featuring the 'best of the very
best' who include Chuck
QMeener, Hector Bergandi,
Ken Eberts, Craig Warwick,
and Robert McGinnis.
Dennis's work never ceases to
amiaze me.1
Brown focuses his paint-
ings on (he antique, classic
and racing cars that excite his

bers and $40 for nonmembers
and available at the
Fernandina Beach library, or
reserve a space by calling
* *
The Tudor Room at The
Cummer Museum.of Art &
Gardens, 829 Riverside
Ave., Jacksonville, will re-
open Jan. 7 as the museum
unveils a restored gallery
as part of its 50th anniver-
sary season. The Tudor
Room incorporates paneling,
flooring, furnishings, a fire-
place and a selection of art
from the Cummers' home to
recreate the domestic sphere
in which their collection was
originally displayed. Archival
photographs and documents
in the Millner Gallery will fur-
ther illustrate how the
Cummers' lived with their col-
Admission is free for mem-
bers, $10 for non-members.
For information, call (904)
* *
Everyone is welcome to
join the Walkin' Nassau
Club as it kicks off the New
Year with a meeting Jan. 12
at Caf6 Karibo to discuss
how to participate in the
club and announce the 2011
walking events. A short
meeting begins at 6 p.m., fol-
lowed by drinks and/or
dinner for those interested in
staying to get to know club
Is getting more exercise in
2011 one of your resolutions,
like so many others? Join
Walkin' Nassau, a non-com-
petitive walking club for any-
one who enjoys walking along
the beaches, at state parks
and historic areas or through
the Greenway. The club not
only has walking events but
also enjoys social times sev-
eral times a year. For informa-
tion contact Dyanne Hughes
at 206-4417 or
dyhughes@att.net or Jane
Baily at 261-9884 or dnjbai-
* *
The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
hold a Beginner Genealogy
Course for those interested
in researching their family
history. Five sessions will
be held at, thp,Fernandina
'Beach Police Departnrerit
Community Room, 1525
Lime St., on Saturdays from
9:30 a.m.-noon: Jan. 15,22
and 29 and Feb. 5 and 12.
Topics include census and
civil vital records; church and
cemetery records; court-
house, military, immigration
and naturalization records;
effective use of libraries and
archives; and organizational
techniques. Each student will
also receive up to four hours
of assistance using Internet
resources to research their
ancestors. Course fee is
$30/person (includes one-
year single AIGS member-
ship) or $45/couple (includes
a one-year AIGS family mem-
bership). Register at any
Nassau County library or call
Marie at 321-3460.
* *
The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
meet Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at the
Police Community Room on
Lime Street. Dawn
Bostwick, director of
Nassau County Public
Libraries, will speak about
the development of e-
books, their pros and cons
and what this means for
genealogy and genealogical
research. She will talk about
both sales and availability of
e-books versus conventional
books and provide information
on how Nassau's libraries are
adapting and moving ahead
with a new e-book program.
The public is welcome.
After getting her B.A. in
Humanities and a M.A. in
Library Science, Bostwick
was librarian and adjunct
instructor at St. Petersburg
College and also adjunct

creative vision. He likes to
work in a variety of mediums,
but the majority of his work
begins as outlines in pen and
ink. These he develops into
finished pieces with transpar-
ent acrylics.
Brown's approach to his
subjects is innovative with an
emphasis on intense color and
vitality. He is a master of sub-
tly diminishing color values,
and a sophisticated sense of
perspective dominates his
compositions. The front of the
car is typically rendered in a
brighter and more defined
fashion than the section seen
as background.
Brown has been selected
to create the official artwork
for the Stutz Club of America
for its 100 year anniversary in


Chorus auditions
The Jacksonville Symphony Chorus is
auditioning for singers for the 2011 season
Auditions will be held will be held Jan 15
beginning at 9 a m in the Phillips Fine Arts
Building at Jacksonville University The
Chorus will loin the Jacksonville Symphony
in Donizettis opera The Elixir ol Love Hoilst's
The Planets, and Vaughan Williams Toward
the Unknown Region
Singers interested in auditioning should
call (904) 354-5479 ext 221. Audition infor-
marion and membership applications are
available at www laxsymphonychorus org
Country concert
George Strait and Reba with Lee Ann
Womack will play at Jacksonville Veterans
Memorial Arena Jan. 28 at 7 p.m Tickets are
$89 50, $79.50, $39.50 plus applicable serv-
ice charges and on sale now at the
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Box
Office, all Tickeimaster outlets, at (800) 745-
3000 or online at www ticketmaster comn
Rod MacDonald. one of the most promi-
nent artists in the folk music revival, will per-
form at 'An Evening of Story & Song" on Jan
29 at 8 p.m. in Bums Hall at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church Tickets are $15 and avail-
able In advance at program sponsors First
Coasti Community Bank, 1750 South 14th
St. and Mixed Media, A1IA at Amelia Island
Fora look at the artist and his music, visit
www RodMacDonald.net And for more infor-
mation, call series bosts Mark and Donna
Paz Kaufman at 277-2664
Amelia Island Coffee
Amelia Island Coffee, 207 Cenlre St .
hosts a music circle on Saturdays from 7 30-
10 p m. featuring great local musicians
Admission is free and all are welcome
Dog Star Tavern
Dog Slar Tavern, 10 N Second St Jan
6, Spade McOuade, and Jan 7. Haysaker
Visit Dog Star on Facebook. Call 277-8010
Green Turtle
The Green Turile 14 S. Third St live

instructor at Florida State
University before becoming
director of the Bradford
County Library and then com-
ing to Nassau County. She
became a Certified Public
Library Administrator after
completing post-master's
degree studies. She has been
a member of AIGS for many
years and served as president
from 1999-2001.
* 0
To commemorate the
150th anniversary of the
Civil War, the Amelia Island
Museum of History will
present the Civil War
Discovery Series, spon-
sored by First Federal Bank
of Florida in Fernandina
Featured scholars are
Stephanie McCurry, professor
of history at the University of
Pennsylvania; Marc Egnal,
professor of history at York
University, Toronto, Canada;
and Daniel Schafer, retired
professor of history, University
of North Florida. They will
explore the meaning of the
war generally for people
today, and particularly its
impact and legacy on Amelia
The lectures will be held at
The Peck Center, 516 South
10th St., on Jan. 29 and Feb.
5 and 12, at 4:30 p.m.,
Member tickets are $10 per
lecture or $25 for the series;
non-members are $20 and
$50 respectively. (Non-mem-
bers joining the museum will
pay the member rate.) For
information, including reserva-
tions, visit www.ameliamuse-
- um.org or call 261-7378, ext.
* *
The Nassau Humane
Society Annual Flea and
Tick Garage Sale will be
held Feb. 18 and 19 from
7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the
Fernandina Beach Airport
hangar. Please bring your
tax-deductible donations of
art, antiques, furniture, house-
wares, jewelry, sporting
goods, tools, toys and other
items (no clothes or comput-
ers) to the NHS Dog Park,
located across from the city
airport. Call Penny with ques-

May 2011, which will be in
conjunction with the Indy 500.
Brown's resume also includes
creating the first ever official
poster for the Santa Fe
Concorso in September and
the official poster artwork for
the Pebble Beach Tour
d'Elegance on its 10th
anniversary in 2007. Brown's
award-winning work has been
commissioned by major auto-
mobile companies worldwide
and is represented in private
and public collections in the
United States, Europe and
He is a member of the Los
Angeles Society of Illustrators,
as well as AFAS. He is also a
contributing artist for Road &
Track and other acclaimed
publications. Aside from paint-

enertainmeni Call 321-2324
The Hammerhead
Weekly pool tournaments Tuesdays start-
ing at 8 p m : Wednesday nights, DJ Jigz
spins your favorie lunes. Follow The
Hammerhead on Facebook at
Hammerheadbar ls'andbbq
Instant Groove
The Inslant Groove plays each Thursday
nighl at The Ritz-Carliton, Amelia Island
Indigo Alley
Indigo Alley 316 Centre SI., Frankie's
Jazz Jam Tuesdays for musicians of all abili-
ties (call 302-6086 or find Frankie's Jazz
Jam" on Facebook), music trivia with Ken
Cain 8-10 pm Wednesdays, open mike
night at 7 30 p m Thursdays. and Ceroc
Blues dancing, with tree lessons the first and
third Friday of the month with Bean School of
Enjoy solo adcs from 7-9 pm and 9-11
pm the second and fourth Fridays. Call 261-
7 9
Larry & The Backtracks perform every
Thursday from 6-9 p m. at Kelley's Courtyard
Cafe, 19 S Third St Call 432-8213
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery. 318
Centre Sr free trivia each Monday at
7 30 p m.; aine lasting the third Tuesday at
6.30 p m.. with 10 wines for $10 along
with cheese and crackers and live
entertainment. Dan Voll Wednesdays from
7 30-11:30 p m the Turner London Band
Thursday from 8 30 p m.-midnight and'
Friday and Saturday from 8.30 p.m -12 30
a.m Call 261-1000.
Visil www okanes.com

Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St., live
music most nights at 9:30 p m.. including
reggae with Pili Pili Mondays, Grandpa's
Cough Medicine Tuesdays. Wes Cobb
Contact bill@lhepalacesaloon com,
visit www thepalacesaloon com or call

tions at 277-1152.
* *
RAIN Humane Society
will host a Mardi Paws party
Feb.19 from 5-9 p.m. at
Chem Cell, located off the
Amelia Island Parkway.
Tickets are $25 each or
two for $40 and include an
authentic Cajun dinner,
dessert, a glass of RAIN's sig-
nature wine, feather
mask/beads and a pet food
bar sponsored by Bark
Avenue. Attire is casual; cos-
tumes optional, but highly
encouraged. Pets are wel-
come but must be leashed
and current on their Rabies
The Mardi Paw Pet King or
Queen will be chosen at 8
p.m. The pet with the most
pre-event and event votes will
win a three-day cruise for two
people, and the pet's picture
will be displayed on RAIN's
signature wine bottle next
year. Votes are $1 each and
all'pet owners must submit
money on the night of the
event for votes to be regis-
tered and counted. Each vote
is $1. For information call
(904) 879-5861 or visit rainhu-
* *
The Jacksonville Public
Library, in partnership with
Remembering for the
Future Community
Holocaust Initiative, is host-
ing a traveling exhibit of the
United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum on the
fourth floor of the Main
Library through March 13.
"Deadly Medicine:
Creating the Master Race"
examines how the Nazi lead-
ership, in collaboration with
individuals in professions tra-
ditionally charged with healing
and the public good, used sci-
ence to help legitimize perse-
cution, murder and, ultimately,
Free, docent-guided tours
can be arranged for adult
groups and students in ninth
grade and above by contact-
ing the Friends of the
Jacksonville Public Library at
(904) 630-2304. For more
information about the
Jacksonville Public Library,

ing, the Southern California
native teaches aspiring artists
at Mount San Antonio College
in Walnut, Calif.
AFAS was established in
1983 by a group of artists who
are acknowledged by critics to
be among the best in their field.
Members work in many diverse
mediums including oil, water-
colors, acrylics, wood, gouache,
pen & ink, clay and metal.
AFAS participates in select
shows across the country
including the Pebble Beach
Concours d'Elegance and the
Amelia Island Concours
d'Elegance. Information about
AFAS is available at
wwwautoartgallerycom or by
calling Laura Sayed at (214)
520-3430, ext. 301 or

call630-OOK 2665 or Isi

call 630-BOOK (2665) or visit


Amelia Community
Theatre will hold auditions
for "Morning's at Seven" at
7 p.m. on Jan. 4 and 5 in the
Studio Theatre at 209 Cedar
St. This comedy by Paul
Osborne is set in 1939 and
has five women and four men
in the cast. One female and
one male character are in the
35- to 45-age range; the other'
characters are over 60. Visit
re.org for complete details.
Rehearsals will begin in
January and performances
are in April on ACT's main
stage. Sinda Nichols is the
director. For more information
or to check out a script, call
the theater at 261-6749.
* *
The Amelia Island Film
festival begins Feb. 24 in
downtown Fernandina
Beach. The lineup will include
"Good Intentions" (2010) from
the Atlanta-based
Shadowlight Pictures starring
Luke Perry, Elaine Hendrix
and Grammy Award-winner
LeAnn Rimes. Producer
Pamela Peacock, in coopera-
tion with the AIFF, will present
this comedy feature film. A
tribute to the Jacksonville
Norman Studios that pio-
neered early 20th century
silent film production also will
be a focal event.
For more information and
to purchase all-access pass-
es, visit www.ameliaislandfilm-
festival.org. One adult pass is

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A watercolor painting
workshop with William
Maurer begins Jan. 7 from
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at St.
Peter's Episcopal Church.
Pencil sketching with Maurer
is held outdoors on Thursdays
from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in
downtown Femandina Beach.
Call 261-8276
Acrylic painting work-
shops with Kathy (Hardin)
Maurer begin Jan. 6 from 10
a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Jan. 7
from 1:30-4 p.m. Call Kathy
at 261-8276.
* *
The Plantation Artists'
Guild & Gallery welcomes
the public to a ribbon cut-
ting ceremony on Jan. 10 at
4:30 p.m., 94 Amelia Village
Circle in the Spa and Shops
Omni Amelia Island
The Amelia Island,
Fernandina Beach, Yulee
Chamber of Commerce com-
mittee will be on hand to per-
form the ribbon cutting, usher-
ing the gallery into new
business status. A Plantation
Artists' Gallery monthly meet-
ing will be held prior to the
event at 3 p.m. Light refresh-
ments will be served and the
public is welcome. Regular
hours are Wednesday
through' Saturday, 11 a.m.-4
p.m. Call'432-1750 for infor-
* *
On view at the First
Coast Community Bank
Satellite Gallery on South
14th Street'through mid
February are the works of
Island Art Association
artists Balbara Fuller, Jayne
Gaskins, Karen Trowbridge
and Gretchen Williams.
Gallery viewing is during bank
hours. Visit www.islandart.org.
S. .* *
The photographers
group at the Island Art
Association, 18 N. Second
St., has created a CD of
Amelia Island scenes, avail-
able at the gallery desk, in a
second edition, for a $10
donation to the IAA Building
Fund. Call 261-7020. Visit


Join the Amelia Island
Museum of History
Thursday at 5:30 p.m. to
tour four of the town's most
popur, notorious or other-
wise historic pubs and
bars. One ticket will get you
one drink at each establish-
ment and an earful of colorful
tales about the places you
visit as well as those you see
along your way. It's a great
way to see Fernandina and
learn about its history. Tickets
are $25 per person (must be
21, must show ID); tour
begins at the train depot in
downtown Femandina Beach.
Reservations required.
Contact Thea at 261-7378,
ext.105 or Thea@ameliamu-
* *
Guests on the ghost tour
will learn Amelia Island
ghost stories as they tiptoe
through dark streets and walk
in the footsteps of a bygone
era as the past comes alive
through the skillful storytelling
of your guide. The tour begins
at 6 p.m. every Friday. Meet
behind St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, 801 Atlantic Ave.
Tickets are $10/adults and
$5/students. Contact Thea at
261-7378, ext. 105. or

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Capitol Hill

JACKSONVILLE The Capitol Steps
began as a group of Senate staffers who set
out to satirize the very people and places that
employed them.
In the years that followed, many of the
Steps ignored the conventional wisdom
("Don't quit your day job!"), and although not
all of the current members of the Steps are for-
mer Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the
performers have worked in a total of 18
Congressional offices and represent 62 years
of collective House and Senate staff experi-
The Capitol Steps will perform at the
Wilson Center for the Arts at Florida State
College at Jacksonville's South Campus Jan.
19-23 for five performances.
Since they began, the Capitol Steps have
recorded over 30 albums, including their lat-
est, Liberal Shop of Horrors and their special
holiday release, Barackin' Around the

FRIDAY. December 31.2010 LEISURE News-Leader

parody coming to Wils

Christmas Tree. They've been featured on Capitol Hill; some for Democrats, some for
NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard Republicans, and others for politicians who
four times a year on National Public Radio sta- firmly straddle the fence. No matter who holds
ions nationwide during their Politics Takes a office, there's never a shortage of material.
Holiday radio specials. Says Elaina Newport, "Typically the .
The Capitol Steps were born in December Republicans goof up, and the Democrats party.
1981 when some staffers for Sen. Charles Then the Democrats goof up and the
Percy were planning entertainment for a Republicans party. That's what we call the two-
Christmas party. Ronald Reagan was president party system."
when the Steps began, so co-founders Elaina Although the Capitol Steps are based in
Newport, Bill Strauss and Jim Aidala figured Washington, D.C., most of their shows are out-
hat if entertainers could become politicians, of-town or for out-of-town audiences, whether
hen politicians could become entertainers! it's the National Welding Supply Association, a
Their first idea was to stage a nativity play, but university audience, high schoolers, or state
n the whole Congress they couldn't find three legislators. In fact, the Capitol Steps have per-
wise men or a virgin! So, they decided to dig formed for the last five presidents (six, if you
nto the headlines of the day, and created song include Hillary). The only complaints the
parodies & skits which conveyed a special Steps seem to get are from politicians and per-
brand of satirical humor that was as popular in sonalities who are not included in the pro-
Peoria as it was on Pennsylvania Avenue. gram!
Most cast members have worked on The material is updated constantly. Current

on Center

examples include the Democrat's plan to
'defeat' the deficit ("Return to Spenders") and
the Republicans John Boehner becoming
Speaker of the House ("Loonies of the Right").
In addition, it's not a party until you invite a
Tea Party! See the Capitol Steps perform "Fun
Fun Fun 'til Obama Takes Our Tea Party
But no matter who or what is in the head-
lines, you can bet the Capitol Steps will tackle
both sides of the political spectrum and all
things equally foolish. What more would you
expect from the group that puts the "mock" in
To order by phone with Visa, MasterCard,
American Express or Discover call
The Artist Series Box Office at (904) 632-
3373 (toll-free outside of Jacksonville at 1-888-
860-BWAY). Tickets are also'available online at
www.artistseriesjax.org. Tickets range from
$34 to $44.

New Discovery Tour offers trip through history

Amelia River Cruises announces the
newest of its Discovery Tours A Trip
Through History.
The newest tour with stops at
Kingsley Plantation, the Ribault Club
and Ft. Caroline is scheduled Thursday,
Feb. 24. The tour will leave Fernandina
Beach at 8 a.m. and return by 5 p.m.
Exploring the waters south of Amelia
Island, owner/historian Kevin
McCarthy will narrate a tour that travels
through some of the most beautiful
waterways and marshes of Northeast
First stop will be Kingsley Plantation
and the opportunity to explore life on a
19th century plantation. Learn about
Zephaniah Kingsley, his African wife

Anna and the hundreds of men, women
and children that were enslaved on the
The next stop will be the Ribault
Club, also located on Ft. George Island.
The Ribault Club was established in
1928 as a playground for the affluent,
much like the "millionaire's club" on
neighboring Jekyll Island. A chance to
walk the beautiful grounds and enjoy a
box lunch is planned.
The final stop is Ft. Caroline, which
memorializes the short-lived French
presence in 16th century Florida. You
will find stories of survival, exploration,
religious disputes, battles and the
Europeans' first contact with the
American Indians. A visit is scheduled

to the Ribault Monument. The monu-
ment provides a commanding view of
the St. Johns River and sits where
Jean Ribault erected a stone column
bearing the coats of arms of his French
King Charles IX to claim Florida for
Reservations are now being accepted
and are limited to 40 passengers.
Tickets are $96 per person and include
the narrated river cruise, park tours,
gourmet boxed lunch at the Ribault
Club, beverages aboard and return bus
transportation. To receive more infor-
mation, make a reservation or be added
to Discovery Tours mailing list, contact
denamelia@yahoo.com or call 261-9972.
Visit www.ameliarivercruises.com.

Photographs explore

the sensuous shell'

"The Sensuous Shell by
John Kuss" exhibit runs
through Jan. 8 at the
Beaches Museum & History
Center, 380 Pablo Ave.,
Jacksonville Beach.
John Kuss is a fine art
photographer who lives in
Jacksonville Beach and has
worked with Getty Images
and Corbis Images in New
York City. "There is some-
thing magical about shells,"
says Kuss, who has a unique
technique he used for some
-of his most popular pieces.
"The two Polaroid photo-
graphs I have as part of the
exhibit were taken with an
SX-70 Time Zero instant cam-
era," he says. "The camera is
no longer made anymore,
nor is'the film. It was one of
my favorite cameras to shoot
with. There is a quality that
you just can't get with any
other film. There are cracks
and bubbles in the emulsion.

The color tone is often
bluish/greenish. Some
would consider these to be
flaws. But, these shells, along
with my SX-70 camera, have
taught me an important les-
son in life. I would often put
limitations on my work and
myself. I'd say, 'If only I had a
better camera and more
equipment, then I could be
the photographer that I want-
ed to be.' I thought I always
needed something else or
just more, more, more. I did-
n't realize that less could be
"It turns out that my cam-
era with all the limitations,
quirks and flaws they were
actually assets. Limitations
became opportunities. It was
a classic example of 'take
what you've got and make
what you want.' So, the limi-
tations cancel out the limita-
tions, opening up a whole
new set of possibilities. In


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"Pearl Trochus Shell" by photographer John Kuss.

essence, there are no limita-
tions except the ones we
place on ourselves."
Over the years, Kuss's art
has been featured in
Williams-Sonoma Home. His
work has appeared on the

cover of House Beautiful and
on ABC's nationally televised
show Extreme Make-Over, to
name only a few.
For information call (904)
241-5657 or visit www.bm-

Discover amazing 'World of Shells' at museum
The Jacksonville Shell -.. ------,
Club presents "World of
Shells," a multi-faceted look at /
shells including the scientific,
cultural and aesthetic aspect/ y
of these natural creations, ...J .
through Jan. 8 at the Beaches
Museum & History Center, ..
380 Pablo Ave., Jacksonville -=.*-'' '
Beach. I-liip
Featured components of '
the exhibit are regional mol-
lusks, shells and mollusks in
fine art, jewelry, craftwork. .
and day-to-day usage through The Spiny Oyster. The Golden Triton Trim
history. The major themes
include the science of mala- ..
cology, including breathtak- :.. .. \ .
ing photographs of living mol- ; ....~ #v
lusk animals and their shells. ; '
The club's 2009 group proj-
ect, a book of 803 local
marine shells titled Marine .- .
Shells of Northeast Florida, ., '
also is on display and avail- -
able at www.neflshells.org.
The museum is open
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.- PHOTOS COURTESY OFTHEJAC]
4:30 p.m. For information call The Regal Murex.
(904) 241-5657 or visit -
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The Cummer

marks its 50th

The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside
Ave., Jacksonville, www.cum-
mer.org, is offering the fol-
lowing programs in January:
Free Tuesdays
Admission to The
Cummer is free every
Tuesday from 4-9 p.m.
Current exhibitions
Art Ventures:
Supporting the Arts in
Jacksonville for 20 Years; an
Initiative of the Community
Foundation, through Jan. 2.
Since 1990,'The
.Community Foundation in
Jacksonville has used its Art
Ventures initiative to support
the work of 91 individual
artists and 39 small arts
organizations in Northeast
Participating artists
include: Gail Beveridge,
Linda L. Broadfoot, Sarah
Crooks Flaire, Ingrid
Damiani, Nofa Dixon, Jim
Draper, Annelies M.
Dykgraaf, Roseann Merud
Egidio, Ginny Elliott,
Shannon Estlund, Thomas
Hager, Nancy Hamlin-Vogler,
Marsha Hatcher, Hillary
Rumpel Hogue, Paul
Karabinis, Mary Sue Koeppel,
Al Letson, Gil Mayers, Anna
M. McClellan, Leigh Murphy,
Christian Pierre, Bonny
Barry Sanders, Joe Segal,
Dan Solomon, Kathy Stark,
Grant Ward, Mary
Williamson, Barry Wilson,
Russ Wilson, Tony Wood, and
Bill Yates.
Members free, non-mem-
bers $10. For more informa-
tion, call (904) 356-6857.
XAmen of Vision: Art
Beyond Sight Exhibition,
through March 6.
For the past 12 years, 15
women have gathered month-
ly at The Cilmmer to share
their experiences in art mak-
ing, memoir writing and
exploring the galleries and
gardens. The exhibition is a
symbol for the transformative
nature of art, both for the cre-
ator and the viewer.
This exhibition celebrates
Art Beyond Sight Awareness
month, which is an interna-
tional initiative to promote art
by and for people with vision
loss and other disabilities,
and to encourage multimodal
approaches to education and
In this exhibition, local
women who experience low
vision or blindness have used
their hands and minds to cre-
ate powerful works of
abstract musical paintings,
floral paintings, botanical
charcoal drawings and poetry
Members fr-ee, non-mem-
bers $10. For more informa-
tion, call (904) 356-6857.
The Cummer Legacy,
Jan. 7 through May 22.
On Nov. 11, 1961,
Jacksonville residents had
their first look at the newly
constructed Cummer
Museum, built on the site of
founders Arthur and Ninah
Cummer's Riverside Avenue
The Cummer family had a
long history of philanthropy
in Northeast Florida, and the
creation of museum was
something that Ninah
Cummer in particular had
envisioned for years.
Undoubtedly, today's
Cummer Museum of Art &
Gardens exemplifies Nina
Cummer's "desire to take
some small part in the cultur-
al progress of Jacksonville"
by creating a museum "for
educational and cultural pur-
poses for the benefit of all the
people of the city of
Jacksonville" as she outlined
in her last will and testament.
This exhibition brings
together the paintings that
comprised the Cummers'
original gift to the museum,

including such masterpieces
as Winslow Homer's The
White Rowboat, St. Johns
River and Peter Paul Rubens'
The Lamentation of Christ.
Members free, non-mem-
bers $10. For more informa-
tion, call (904) 356-6857.
Re-opening of the Tudor
Room, Jan. 7 through perma-
As part of its 50th anniver-
sary season, The Cummer
will unveil a restored Tudor
Room gallery. The Tudor
Room incorporates paneling,
flooring, furnishings, a fire-
place, and a selection of art
from the Cummers' home to
recreate the domestic sphere
in which their collection was
originally displayed. Archival
photographs and documents
in the Millner Gallery will fur-
ther illustrate how the
Cummers' lived with their col-
Members free, non-mem-
bers $10. For more informa-
tion, call (904) 356-6857.
A Genius for Place:
American Landscapes of the
Country Place Era, organized
by Library of American
Landscape History, Amherst,
Mass., Jan. 25 through April
A Genius for Place fea-
tures large-format photo-
graphs by photographer
Carol Betsch of many well-
known American estates,
including: Gwinn and Stan
Hywet Hall in Ohio,
Dumbarton Oaks in
Washington, D.C., Delaware's
Winterlhur, the Edsel Ford
Grosse Pointe Shores estate
in Michigan, Val Verde in
California, and Naumkeag in
The exhibition will help
put The Cummer's own 2.5
acres of historic riverfront
gardens into context.
Developed by the Cummer
family more than 100 years
ago, the museum's gardens
are prime examples of the
Country Place era in Florida.
Members free, non-mem-
bers $10. For more informa-
tion, call (904) 356-6857.
Cummer events
Cummer 50th Anniversary
Kick Off Event, Saturday, Jan.
15, 6-8 p.m.
The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens kicks off its
50th anniversary year with its
members. Join the museum
for a celebration of its past,
present and future. The newly
renovated Tudor Room will
be unveiled and members will
receive a preview of The
Cummer Legacy, the first
ever exhibition that displays
in one gallery the works of
art that comprise the original
bequest that formed the core
of The Cummer Collection.
Members will enjoy hors
d'oeuvres, live music and a
special theatrical presentation
on the life of Ninah Cummer
by Players by the Sea.
RSVP by Monday, Jan. 10
to Wendy Stanley at (904)
899-6007 or wstanley@cum-
mer.org. Members free and
non-member guests $10
Cummer 50th
Anniversary Kick Off
Community Celebration,
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 4-9 p.m.
Join The Cummer as it cel-
ebrates 50 years in
Jacksonville. The celebration
will include live music, art-
making activities, art demon-
strations and a special theatri-
cal presentation on the life of
Ninah Cummer by Players by
the Sea. Guests will also
enjoy the newly renovated
Tudor Room and view The
Cummer Legacy exhibition
that displays in one gallery
the works of art that formed
the core of T'he Cummer
Free admission. For infor-
mation, call (904) 355-0630.





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2BR T/H w/ocean view, coverce
porches, CH&A, ceiling fans, W/D conr,
No smoking. Svc pets only 737 N
Fletcher. $875 + dep. (904)261-4127
705 WHITE ST Upstairs apt. Gorg-
cous views of the Amelia River 2BR/
1BA. Modern kitchen w/ appliances.
CH&A. W/D hook-up Includes S/W/G.
$875/mo. $875 sec. dep 261-3158.
Available now.
FOLKSTON Large studio in park-like
setting. Very quiet. $135/wk. Includes
all utilities. No depositi Really sharp.
Call Robert (912)276-2001.
LARGE 2BR/2BA large garage, near
the beach. Completely remodeled, new
carpet. $975/mo. + $975 sec. deposit.
Call (904)583-3811
Affordable Living We are accepting
applications for our 1 & 2 bedroom
units. Rent based on income. Apply at
Post Oak Apts., 996 Citrona Dr.,
Fernandina Beach; (904)277-7817.
Handicap Accessible units available.
This institution is an equal opportunity
provider and employer.
house. New paint & carpet. $915 in-
cludes garbage, sewer, water & lawn
care. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)
277 -6006

p57 Condos-Furnishe4

downstairs. Close to beach. Utilities
extra. $825 includes garbage & pest
control. Long term. Nick Dconas Realty,
Inc. (904) 277-0006.

858 Condos-Unfurnished
floor, pool, tennis court, cL ho,.sc,
near beach. Service pets on,, $800
me. + $600 sec dep. 6-12 -'o lease
avail. Call for more info (8-47)1 _9-0c48
in gated community, waterfront ,.'/FP
24/7 fitness center, resort pool ,& tennis
court No smoking 950 dcp Call
(904)7656 0851.

Paradise 1BR/1BA, 2/2 and 3,2 dcluc
condos, in gated, waterfront commun-
ity with 24/7 fitness ctr, icsort-stylc
pool, tennis & more! Garden tub & lots
of upgrades! Live the Amelia Lakes life
Starting at just $799/mo0 Call Tarimy
at (904) 415-6969 for a showing

3BR/2BA, ground floor. Pool, tennis,
clubhouse. Year lease. Deposit. $950

ulous location, near beach, Stairbucks,
etc. 3-yr old townhome, 2BR loft/
study, 2.5BA, 1st floor master suite,
attached garage, granite, luxury
finishes. Beautiful. $1200/mo. Finlay
Management, Inc. (904)491-9993

3BR/2BA upstairs unit, gated comm-
unity w/pool, W/D, SS applianLes
$1150/mo. + deposit. (904)677 -0248

3BR/2.5BA, 1631 sf. Beautiful pool
area has cabana w/summer kitchen
Garage & screened porch. $1195. Nick
Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006


Real Estate, Inc. .

*30S S. 17th St. 2BR/IBA, approx. 750
sq.ft., $800/mo.
1521 Franklin St., 3BR/2BA, approx 1702
sq.ft., 2 car garage- $1,200/mo.
3BR/2BA Home on Ameha Island with
beautiful view of Egans Creek. 1,534
approx.sq.ft. $1,300/mo. + Util
*730 S. 14th St, 3BR/I BA, carport, fence,
$900/mo. +utilities, $1,000 sec. dep
S1334 Atlantic Ave. 3BR/ IBA.1,243
approx. sq.ft. $1,200/mo + utilities.
Residential or commercial.
2039A Nature's Walk Attractive and
clean 3BR/2BA. split level townhouse,
1,71 I approx. sq. ft., $1,200/mo + utlh-
309 South 6th Street, in the Histonc
District, just blocks to downtown.
3BR/2BA, 1718 approx. sq.ft. available
possible Nov. Ist $1 400/mo. + ultiitles

1839 S. 8th St. adjacent to Huddle
House, 1,800 sq.ft. $2,250/mo. lease +
tax. Sale also considered.
*Approx 850 SF by Fastenal and
Peacock Electric min O'Neil, good
exposure on AIA Great for show
room or office space $1.350/mo f
tax + utilities.

2BR/ IBA Ocean-view 487 S. Fletcher
Special Fall monthly rates All Util, wl -f
TV & phone

llq a a,4 *I *.

L 859 Homes-Furnished
BE-..HI Frnished 3/2, 1st Avenue.
il00 n/mo 90,1)710-0423

3BR/2BA HOUSE on Edwards Rd.
Waterfcont w./boat lift. $1000/mo. Call
!904)502 0406.

rish,,j 3BRf2BA, 2-car garage, gated,
comm pool, 5 mins/beach. Rental by
day, ,.k, mth, yr 261-6204, 206-0035

860 Homes-Unfurnished
close neighbors. Rent includes electric.
Seniors discount. No credit check.
$200 dep. $175wk. 97027 Cookville
Rd. off of Blackrock. (904)352-8181

3BR/2BA HOME in North Hampton
on golf course & water. LR/DR, family
room & play/media room. 2200 sq. ft.
$1495/mo (904)335-0583

YULEE Rent $890/mo. + S.D. Very
nice house, 3BR/1BA, hardwood floors,
fuliy equipped kit., W/D hookup, well,
Ig fenced backyard, water softener 1
yr lease. Ref's. (904)583-6321

BEAUTIFUL BRICK 3/2 on Chester
Rd. Totally remodeled on 1+ acres.
Includes all appliances. $1095/mo. +
deposit (904)491 -6008

4BR/2BA ON ISLAND 1600 sf. On
Stanley Drive. Fenced yard, laundry
room, w/d, fully equipped kitchen,
available immediately. $1125/mo.

860 Homes-Unfurnished
fireplaces, hardwood floors, 2-story, 3-
car garage, private access to ocean,
2700sf. $1300/mo. (904)472-4018
LOFTON POINTE 4/2, 2037sf.
4/2, 1825sf, 86242 Augustus Ave.,
$1025/mo. AMERICAN BEACH 3/2,
1142sf, 5475 Ocean Blvd., $825/mo.
Call Don Brown Realty (904)225-
5510 or 571-7177.

ft. 4BR/3-full baths. Close to the
beach, Ft. Clinch, or town. 2-car
garage, sprinkler system, smoke and
security alarms, fitted for Internet,
phones & cable. Fully equipped
kitchen, with breakfast nook, formal
dining area, and storage area, laundry
room with W/D. $1,650/mo. (770)354-
7228 or (770)493-9664.

appliances, deck, carport, open floor
plan, approx. 2500 sq. ft. $1200/mo.
433 N. Fletcher. (904)753-4625

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

863 Office
SEVERAL OFFICES above the Palace ,,
Saloon. $375/mo. and up. Two-room
suite above Amelia Insurance, Sadler
Rd. $550/mo.Retail/Office space on
17 S. 8th St. $800/mo (904)557-5644

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* 2012O W. Natures Lane 3BR/2 5BA Townhouse with master bedroom
downstairs and fireplace in living room. Eat in kitchen, two car garage and
fenced in backyard Quiet communityclose to schools and shopping. $1050
* 18 Harrison Creek (The Plantation) 5BR/5SBA/2 half BA. Custom
built home overlooking the marsh and Amelia River. PFo.l, outdoor fire
place, patio living area, boat dock w/ lift, and 4 car garage. Professional
kitchen, granite countertops, two laundry rooms. Master suite rn main
level. Three BR suites plus recreation room & study upstairs. Private in
law suite. Call for pricing.
* 610 N. 15th Street 3BR/2BA Home with ceramic died floor and carpeted
bedrooms. Large great room, screened porch, and fenced in back yard- $1150
* 2017 Beech Street 3BR/2BA Recently renovated home close tu schools
and downtown. Open floor plan with carpeted living areas and ceramic tile
in kitchen and bathrooms. Two walk in closets in nu master bedr.n.n
Partially fencedbackyard, screened-porch, and two car garage $1225, 1/2
off first months ren t.
* 95035 Woodberry Lane 4BR/4BA, Large master BA w/ garden tlm and
shower. Family room w/fireplace, alann system, 2 car garage, screened
porch overlooks lake, sprinkler system, washer/dryer included and coim
munitypool area. $1850
o 95140 Hither Hills Way 3BR/2BA Grat home on li 2 Green in Ih'
North Hampton Golf Course center, laige living room anld eat-in kitchen, oni
cul-de-sac w/2 car garage, includes washer/dryer, lawn service, cable TV.,
high speed internet and monitored security system. $1350
* 96587 Commodore Point Drive (Heron Isles) 4BR/2tA Iioni
approx 1400 sfin newer subdivision. Split floor plan with at in kitchen.
Basic cable included. Community playground. $1195
* 403 Tarpon Ave Unit 423 (Ocean Park) 2BR/2BA Fiirnislihd conido
with ocean views only a short walk to the beach. Approx. 1800 sq.ft., this
unit includes a washer and dryer, covered balcony, plus a 2 car gaiage with
elevator access. Community pool, clubhouse, grills. $1500
* 3200 S. Fletcher Ave D-1 (Ocean Dunes)- 2BR/2BA Fully fulrnished
ocean front condo. Ground floor unitjust steps from tile beach, across die
street from The Surf Restaurant. Ocean front patio and community pool
for those hot summer days. $1400
* 3319 Sea Marsh Road 2BR/2BA Furnished condo in The Plantation,
Great community amenities including two poels. $1100
* 403 Tarpon Avenue Unit 423 (Omean Park) 1500.00

* 95023 Sandpiper Loop (Sandpiper Villas)- 3BR -IBA Rullv illn:isiled
1-x-ry I w lh,-o with el !v, ,,r, : a- n 'n ith d ar, ,u:(1 b ll r s IHIV
Oceanfr'.-ont n.unuiti y close t.. ithe Riz $1 S50
* 3200 S. Fletcher Ave C-2 (Ocecan Dunes) 'BIR 2A FIuly h rl iled
cnd,, n 2,:d fl,,,r Irepac i living r.."I,, -veIed back deck o ,, o
]l 11s Onm unity p ul ni hand bLs g ealt '-e1- : VieWS $1300
* 4744- Westwind Court (The Colony) 2B'R/2,3A C .,id av.i[a i early lar
2011. Firepiac in hvini r h-m, lgi trw, ci.n riii t C,,'luinii tyi p ,I i and
tennis co .ts CI .c sli.iiippilg, 'IheR Oi,, .illd h be ai $895)
* 95146 Springtide ILanc 3BR/Bl A IIic:ifii l lwi.,,nime li.cawd ii a
gated cln-mnulnty f" AIA T 1th I lhn..lia walerwa Rent in huihus
lawn service $1950
* 2700 Miacll Avc. (4041A) :'l!:1iA .1 d.,i .1i ii W.i ,Is, ;I..un
fl0,or, ni i ldes c..iiiuniiyt ,p .vator lie s .rc ai r i a.ti mi i p i .n
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* 21443A First Avenue (UP) : iR :IsA Sh,,o- walk Il iii'l (,tll
* 966 Cllad Street tK/'.liA 'l,.w lln]l, nl ,,11 l th' Id ar li pct. i] l ;1,.r
plan wis kdi f ti ai dise ti. si h,,is ni shi..ppiniii $975
* 95024 Barilay I'lace Unit IA (IIarrison Cove) 2?11'R/A nl)inSauii
si ined s .i] gjuld i ,i liy ltlis ,i ll n s c i rp.is ,l d, i rli. e c nllc II
,Stai l.ss appliaclw s, b(: ing fi. s, i d wIi ,he r s,,'t in .uel.0ilI in living
crl. sliir wall lih be h. $1295
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large deck nI liac, .naige, i clu 's waii r s'wr. $.125)
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* 271:3 11 Ocan Drive 2BR/i 511A Rcincly wmi.deled lwntlus (lse .
(ho 1bench..Stainlosql h appha ges,ngu i 'lf l lln te t1 ,ban1"o fl ,-'nng,
auld boer rcalt. W/1 inclined. Par b.iv acck plli.. $900
* 2840 A South Flether ;2BR/lllA O-i)all fitll iii..w.stl, s duipl IBauitiiful views, easy acess it thle beacl $1150
* 2850 S. Fletcher UI' 3lR/1BA Upsias ,cean fri n ili hohme .,il, h bha Ii
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privileges. Pl', allowed. Of'T sla nd $d2.19 ,lmou

2 Belted Kingfisher 25l09 st i lil.3\liA exccuiiillc hliomte
lcalt'd on l xcutsiv Onini Atn lii llind Planilationi litep[l;ic ,
Irgl bonus ritoomI overlooking Iwo decks, holl tt ;ind piwvcr
SIgelnfator arc jiu so i o Ill i Icaldiiuls OU' I' find. 'cs ok. LOn
Island. S2,100(imo

95045 Buckeye 30') sl R. 31.\ in igacld cmmIui niiii IJlugC
ipgradcd kitchen, large laimill room ind iod i co'erd ilio lIor
ctlleaiining. Lawincarc & \'1). IPcls ok. Oilf Island 1.9i50 mei

75070 Fern Creek 2358 st.- ill SA onirlookini g pond L.arge
inascr sil(c dom nstairs. Tile llctrogiloul mulin living arca,
gllp radled kitchen with stainless si'c l ;iappliiiinct rcls ill. Oil
Island. S1,500(),mo

86867 Cartesian 252 sl. ilil'2 51BA9 ni sli' iii h lm'rsi/ d
|ha kyard ('iomtitlini ilt is icr\ IC l cmii n ni l ti I kin l-s ;\ ilnd
Jaickso ille. 'ets ok. OIl'Island. S 0'o ill

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and pool vier. Furnished Nilth all utiliiics. \o) pS I(Oh Isluand

16 Zachary 1,68 sf $li 113i\ ground ioi, londti ithin
walkingg dislitnc to beach, ionui! niilt ,Ioli iid Il oll u i uurs c
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96153 Ridgewood 2 73 sl. 1 311BA .n Islind ihomic IP'is ok.
On Island. sl.350.Ino

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Bonus' ainily room wiith spitlm or pla.in S l' iili t, iilgalion \\i li
huge back lard. iPels ok Oif Island, l1.2 m

96009 Grey Heron 1605 sfl 3BR12BA in Heron Isles with
bright & open floor plan Master Suite with separate tub &
shower. Pcis ok. Off Island. 1,2il$)i/mo

86250 Cartesian IAIl.F OFF FIRST MONTHS RENT! 1730 sf
BIR '21BA wih large open family room and galley style kitchen.
Covered palio overlooking private backyard. Pets ok. Off
Island. S1,200,'nio

2064 Marlin 1092 sl c,3BR,2BA on Island home. Pets ok. On
1rland. 1 .1 0'i)/o1

86141 Cartesian 1752 sl 3BR/2BA with Pergo floors in main
living areas. Brightly kitchen overlooking large family room.
Lirge patio itn backyard. No pets. Off Island. $1,150;mo

Fernandina Shores #6400 1053 sl 2BR1IBA filly furnished
ILo nhomec just lwo short blocks lo the beach. Pets allowed. On
Isand. 1.,075I mo

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lii ppintg dfiniing and schools. Sidewalks for biking or walking
throilgh ioLtil enlire area. ts allowed. On Island.

1713 Blue Heron 1066( sl. 3BR'2BA recently remodeled
Island home hood 1.. -.,;.. throughout Nice lfenced yard. Pets
allo\edcl. On Island. *t -,

427A S. 14th 1089) sf. 2BRI2BA Island rcsidencte close to
LveCrithing lFcrnandia Beach Ihas to oiler. On Island. $930/mo

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cic l ot.he spring led lake. Gated community with pool, tennis
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Pirates bite back, avenge loss to Sharks in tourney

Revenge was sweet Wednes-
d(lay night for the Pirates, who
avenged a 69-36 preseason loss
to Ponte Vedra in the second
game of the Pirate Holiday
Classic at Fernandina Beach
High School.
The Pirates won the latest
matchup 47-38 to advance to
Thursday's title game against
Matanzas, Wednesday winners
over Bishop Snyder.
"It was a great win for us,
said Matt Schreiber, boys bas-
ketball at Fernandina Beach
High School. "Whenever you
lose to a team early in the year,
especially as soundly as we lost,
it's always interesting to see
how much progress you've
made. From that aspect, we
couldn't be happier."
The Pirates jumped out to a
12-7 first-quarter .lead, but
Ponte Vedra answered in the
second, outscoring the Pirates
18-11. Ponte Vedra held a two-
point lead, 25-23, at halftime.
The Pirates matched Ponte
Vedra 9-9 in the third, but the
fourth quarter belonged to the
Pirates, who scored 15 and lim-
ited the Sharks to just four.
Senior Sean Jowers led the
Pirates with 19 points. He also
had six rebounds, an assist and
two blocks. Andrew Slechta
scored 13 and had four boards
and two assists.
The Pirates got three points
apiece from Logan Vendola,
Alex Bridwell and David Book-
er. Vendola, Jordan McIntosh
and Will Rodeffer had three
boards each. Rodeffer had
three assists and Vendola had
two steals.
The Pirates (5-6) took on
Matanzas in the championship
game Thursday while Ponte
Vedra and Bishop Snyder bat-
tled in the consolation round.
FBHS travels to Ribault
Tuesday for a district matchup.
The Pirates are at Bishop
Snyder Thursday and return
home Jan. 8 to host Bishop
Kenny. Junoir varsity plays at 6
p.m. Varsity tilt is at 7:30 p.m.


The Fernandina Beach
High School boys bas-
ketball. team hosted the
Pirate Holiday Classic
Wednesday and
Thursday. The hosts
defeated Ponte Vedra.
in Wednesday's night
cap to advance .to the
title game Thursday.
Pictured, clockwise
from top left: A Ponte
Vedra player and
Andrew Slechta go for
the rebound; Sean
Jowers is double-
teamed under the bas-
ket; Will Rodeffer
fights for a board;
Jordan McIntosh
defends the basket;
Logan Vendola, a
Ponte Vedra player and;
McIntosl gcrnambje f
loose balf. W


ElmStreetLttle League
Elm Street Little League will hold sign-ups
starting Jan. 3. Pick up applications for players,
coaches and managers at the MLK Center
from 3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Register
in person from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 15 at
Charles Albert Field. Elm Street offers T-ball,
major and senior league baseball and softball.
Fee is $40. Contact Wayne Peterson at 753-
1663 or pete2305@bellsouth.net.

YMCAchallenger basketball
The McArthur Family YMCA is offering chal-
lenger basketball for individuals ages seven
and up with physical and mental disabilities.
The athletes will be learning skills and play
games every week. Register Jan. 3-14.
Season begins Jan. 7.

Fernandina Beach Pop Warner will hold a
public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 20 in the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center auditorium.
All parents and volunteers are encouraged to
attend. The agenda will include the nomination
of board members and coaching staff.
For descriptions of such positions visit
www.leaguelineup.com/fbpwa or contact
Chrisie McNulty Oliver at 277-9660.

Join TeamNirvana
Team Nirvana trains Saturdays at Main
Beach for the 26.2 with Donna marathon for
breast cancer Feb. 13. This will be the fourth
season the team has participated. Training is
free. All ages and genders are welcome. Call
Liz Kawecki at 415-YOGA (9642).

Continental Championship Wrestling will be
held Jan. 8 at Yulee High School with a bell
time of 7:30 p.m. Headlining is the annual
$10,000 Top Rope Battle Royal to be No. 1
contender for the CCW championship. Also on
the card are Mad Dog Miller defending the
CCW championship against Jarrod Michaels;
Rock-N-Roll Chris Turner and Cousin Ricky
Jay taking on CCW tag team champs
"Dynasty" members John Douglas and Ethan
Marcs; British superstar Sir lan Shire making
his CCW debut against Hayden Price;
Jonathon Wells versus Scotty Biggs; Kevin
Toole, Julian Marcs, The Russian, Samantha
Steele, Buck Buchanan and a host of other
CCW wrestlers.
Advanced tickets can be purchased from
the YHS wrestling team for $6; they will be $7
at the,door. A portion of the proceeds from this
event will benefit the YHS wrestling team.

Boys and girls ages 10-14 are invited to
participate in the local level of competition for
the 2011 Knights of Columbus Free-Throw

Championship. The local competition will be
held Jan. 30 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Peck
Center Gym, 510 S. 10th St., Fernandina
Beach. Last year, a number of competitors
from the Fernandina Beach and Yulee area
progressed to the finals in Orlando.
The championship is held annually with
winners progressing though local, district and
state competitions. International champions
are announced by the K of C international
headquarters based on scores from the state-
level competitions.
All boys and girls ages 10-1-4 are eligible
and will compete in their respective age divi-
sions. Last year more than 170,000 sharp-
shooters participated in more than 3,000 local
All contestants on the local level are recog-
nized for their participation in the event.
Participants are required to furnish proof of age
and written parental consent. For entry forms
or information contact Tom Smeeton at 321 -

Special Olympics
Anyone interested in Special Olympics of
Nassau County is encouraged to attend a
meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 17 in the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center. There will be a
pizza and salad dinner, recognition for organi-
zations that support Special Olympics and a
brief presentation on plans to expand the
sports Nassau County offers. Swimming was
added this year. This will allow more athletes to
advance to area and state games.
Information will be made available for those
who want to support, participate and/or coach.
Before new sports can be offered, coaches
must be certified. Power lifting, cycling and vol-
leyball may be added.
The next phase of expansion would be to
offer integrated teams, pairing disabled and
non-disabled athletes of similar sports ability.
This cannot be offered without coaches who
have been through .integrated team coaching

Yulee Little League
Yulee Little League will hold registration for
the spring season, starting in January. Sign up
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 8, Jan. 15, Jan. 22
and Jan. 29 at the ballpark at the Yulee Sports
Complex on Goodbread Road. Registration will
also be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 31
through Feb. 4 at the ballpark.
Potential players must bring birth certificate
and two forms of proof of residency while reg-
istering. Tryouts are scheduled for Feb. 4-5
and opening day is slated for March 5. For
information, email rllyulee@ aol.com.

Run under the lights
The Amelia Island Runners club offers free
weekly runs and walks under the lights at the
Femandina Beach High School track through
January All are open to the public and all run-

ners and walkers are invited, regardless of
pace, age or ability. Free water and Gatorade
will be available along with free expert coach-
ing advice from nationally-known running
coach Roy Benson and St. Michael Academy
cross country coach Bill Beaumont.
Most of the runs will be on Wednesday
nights. In weeks when the football field is being
used for soccer matches, the runs will be on
other nights. All will be from 6-7 p.m.
The lighted track runs are being offered in
cooperation with the Nassau County school
system as a service to local runners and walk-
ers. Amelia Island Runners is paying for elec-
. tricity use and related costs.
Following is the.tentative schedule for
runs/walks under the lights, with each session
planned for 6 p.m. to approximately 7 p.m.,
weather permitting; the dates are subject to
last-minute change and updated dates will be
posted weekly on the AIR website, Amelia
IslandRunners.com: Jan. 5, Jan. 12, Jan. 20
and Jan. 26.

Spring registration is currently open for
Amelia Island Youth Soccer. Teams for age
groups from U6 to U19 are now being formed.
Teams begin practicing late February with first
games March 12. Register early to save your
spot on the team.
Parents may register their children online
now at www.aiysoccer.com. In-person registra-
tion dates will be posted soon. For information,
contact registrar Ronee Malama at (227-1208
or registrar @aiysoccer.com. Those interested
in coaching or becoming a referee should con-
tact the director of coaching at aiydoc@aiysoc-

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 in Yulee. Call
Melinda Willaford at 261-3136.

Globetrotters to play
Hot on the heels of the most successful
year in franchise history, the legendary Harlem
Globetrotters will celebrate their 85th consecu-
tive season when their dazzling 2011 "4 Times
the Fun" World Tour stops in Jacksonville,
showcasing the wholesome family entertain-
ment that has provided lifetime memories for
generations of fans.
The Harlem Globetrotters will take the court
at Veterans Memorial Arena on March 11 at 7
p.m. Tickets, starting at $15, are on sale now at
www.ticketmaster.com, the Veterans Memorial
Arena box office or by phone at (800) 745-
3000. Information on group and scout tickets
can also be found at www.harlemglobetrot-
The North American leg of the tour tipped
off Dec. 26 and runs until mid-April. The team

will play over 270 games in more than 220
cities in 45 states and six Canadian provinces.
The Original Harlem Globetrotters have played
in 120 countries and territories on six conti-
nents, entertaining more than 132 million fans
and breaking down barriers between cultures,
societies and people from all walks of life,
earning induction into the Naismith Memorial
Basketball Hall of Fame. Visit www.harlem
globetrotters.com for information.

The Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the
first Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic Club at Ten
Acres. Social hour at 6:30 p.m; meeting at 7:30
p.m. Call Commodore Joe Bowen at 277-1614
or visit www.ameliaislandsailing.org.

Beanumpire .
Baseball and softball umpires may join the
fastest growing umpires association in
Northeast Florida, the River City Umpires
Association. River City Umpires is currently
recruiting men and women to officiate baseball
and softball. If you live or work in Baker,
Bradford, Clay, Duval, Putnam, St. Johns and
Nassau counties, call Terry Padgett at (904)
879-6442 or visit www.rivercityumps.com.

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

Baseball school
Local baseball coach Shelly Hall is offering
baseball lessons through his new school. For
information, contact him at 583-0377.

Fitness programs
Fluid Kinetics, 464099 SR 200, Suite 2,
Yulee, (904) 849-7357, www.fluid-kinetics.com.
Y Yoga, Inc., Gateway To Amelia, 961687
Gateway Blvd., Suite 201E, 415-9642,
Sol Pedal Cycling Studio, 708 South
Eighth St., 753-3172, www.solpedal.com.
Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4,
YLilee, 225-8400, www.anytimefitness. corn.
Club 14 Fitness, 1114 South 14th St.,
www.clubl 4fitness.com.
Amelia Island Personal Fitness, Amelia
Parkway Medical Plaza, 2416 Lynndale Road,
Suite 100, 261-0698.
The McArthur Family YMCA, 1915 Citrona
Drive, 261-1080, www.firstcoastymca.org.
Programs are also offered in Yulee (call 225-
2550) and Hilliard (call (904) 845-2733).
Go Yoga, 708 South Eighth St., (904) 335-
0539, goyogainc.com.
To submit an item for this column, contact
Beth Jones at 261-3696 or e-mail to

FRIDAi,\. DLCLMBLI 31. 2010 SPORTS News Lcader


The city of Fernandina
Beach Recreation Depart-
ment (city website www.fbfl.
us) offers:
Adult volleyball is from
7-9 p.m. Tuesday and Fri-
days at Peck Gym. Cost is
$2 per day for city residents
($5 non-city).
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 avail-
Happy New Year co-ed
one-pitch softball tournament
Jan. 15 at the Ybor Alvarez
softball fields on Bailey
Road. U-trip rules, 45-minute
limit for all games, three-
home run limit, male-to-
female ratio of six to four and
teams must supply their own
12-inch Classic M softballs.
Prizes go to first through
third place. Team fee is
$210. Register by Jan. 12.
Field open to first 12 teams.
Contact Jason at 277-7256
or jbrown@fbfl.org.-
Winter Challenge co-ed
softball tournament Jan. 29
at the Ybor Alvarez fields on
Bailey Road. Open to city of
Fernandina Beach co-ed
league teams and prospec-
tive teams for the spring
2011 season. Format will
depend on the number of
teams registered by the Jan.
25 deadline. Winner receives
half-price team registration
for spring. Runner-up will
also be awarded. Team fee
is $10. For information con-
tact Jason at 277-7256,
email jbrown @fbfl.org or
visit www.league
Register for adult bas-
ketball through Jan. 5 at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center. Team fee is $400
and due Jan. 5. Games are
played on Mondays and
Thursday and possibly
Wednesday at Peck Gym
beginning Jan. 10. Each
team must have matching
team colors. Contact Jay at
277-7350, ext. 2013, or
email jrobertson@fbfl.org.
Register for co-ed and
men's softball league Jan. 31
through Feb. 21 at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation

Center. Co-ed league (ASA
rules) plays Monday and
Wednesday beginning
March 7. Men's league
(USSSA rules) plays
Tuesday beginning March
8. Team fee is $435 for co-ed
and $420 for men's. A late
charge of $25 will be added
after Feb. 21. Fees not ac-
cepted after Feb. 23. Manda-
tory captain's meeting at the
Atlantic Center at 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 23 for men's league
and Feb. 24 for co-ed.
Contact Jason at 277-7256,
email jbrown@fbfl.org or visit
,: guehl ue. o ,:.,-,r b 1ill:-, ll
Check out Central Park
tennis court keys at the
Atlantic Center ($5 deposit,
re-fundabie if returned within
a year).
Maharaj Tennis clinics
for youth ages 4 and up and
adults (beginners, intermedi-
ate and advanced) and pri-
vate lessons are offered at
Central Park courts. Adult
clinics are Mondays, Tues-
day, Thursdays, Fridays, .
Saturday and Sundays Fee
is $10 per hour or $15 per 1
1/2 hours. Youth clinics are
Tuesday, Thursdays and
Saturday. Fee is $8 per
hour. Private lessons may be
scheduled with head pro
Vishnu Maharaj ($60 an
hour) or an assistant profes-
sional ($50 an hour). All non-
city residents will be
assessed a 20 percent sur-
charge for clinics and private
lessons. For information,
email michelemaha@
msn.com or call 548-1472.
Peck Gym weight room
is open from 11 a.m. to 7
p.m. Monday through Friday
and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m
Saturday and Sundays.
Cost is $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 pack-
ages come with dietary'
analysis and food program.
Call Jay at 277-7364.
Lap swim is from 6-9
a.m. and noon to 3 p.m.
Monday it'r,:iugh Friday at
Atlantic Center. Cost is $2 a

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Jim and Debbie Wormhoudt caught and released this "bull" red during an offshore bottom fishing trip to KBY artifi-
cial reef. Adult redfish typically migrate from the inlets, jetties and beaches to deep-water structures during the cold
of winter.

Grouper, black sea bass offshore

'i recent offshore sport
(.i ,- fishing boats are
#. ';. reporting excellent
.A '&.. black sea bass fish-
ing at FC fish haven with a
few undersized grouper. Cold
water temperatures have
changed offshore fishing and
game fish are migrating from
shallow water fish havens to
deeper habitats. Look for FC,
HH-11 and the Amberjack Hole
to offer excellent black sea
bass h-hin. this weekend.
Fishermen will also be able to
keep flounder, triggerfish,
amberjack and king macker-
el. The current season for gag
grouper closes Jan. 1 and
reopens May 1. Red snapper
fishing is closed while
National Oceanic Atmospher-
ic Administration reassesses


the health of
the South-
east Atlantic
red snapper
Best bet
remains the
black sea
bass fishery
in water
depths of 50
feet and
sea bass can

weigh well over two pounds,
offer an excellent fight on
light tackle and are excellent
eating too with their snowy
white filets. Tip a four-ounce
bucktail jig with fresh shrimp

and jig slowly close to a rough
Red drum are also begin-
ning to show up at offshore
fish havens and will frequent-
ly attack your hooked fish sea
bass. Be sure to ventilate the
air bladder of your redfish
before releasing the red back
into its deep winter home.
Surf fishermen are report-
ing red drum are also run-
ning at'the southern tip of
Amelia Island at the "Little
Jetty" rocks. Look for sea
trout and blues to hold at this
popular coastal fishing spot as
well. Large live shrimp, dead
or alive, continue to be the
bait of choice while surf fish-

S John Crawford reports
good, numbers of sea trout are
running in Walker's Creek
during the last of the incom-
ing and the first of the falling
tide. Work a glow colored
D.O.A. shrimp under a pop-
ping cork with the depth of
the shrimp set at two feet.
Backwater fishermen will

find good concentrations of
redfish, flounder, sea trout
and black drum holding at
boat docks during the mid
morning falling tide. Drift a
live shrimp deep under the
dock with a buck shot
pinched just a few inches
above a No. 2 kahle hook.
Barb the live shrimp through
the tail, which promotes the
live shrimp to swim deep
under the dock.
A low tide arrives at 12:12
p.m. at the mouth of the
Amelia River. Let's alfhope
that NOAA allows our fiher-
men to<' 4ih aind keep red.,
snappy, i ;n 2011 ,,
Happy New Year!
News-Leader encourages
local anglers to submit photo-
graphs of their catches for pub-
lication. E-mail photos to
bjones@fbnews leadercom,
mail them to PO. 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 for information.

Capt. Benny Hendrix guided his fishing party to a triple-
header of redfish while anchored up at the tip of the St.
Marys south jetty rocks. Red drum should still be hold-
ing at the St. Marys inlet this weekend but a major off-
shore migration is close at hand. Red drum measuring
over 27 inches and less than 18 inches must be re-
leased. The daily bag limit for redfish is one per person.


Boys Basketball
Jan 4 at Ribault' 6/730
Jan 6 at Bishop Snyder 6/7.30
Jan. 8 BISHOP KENNY 6/7:30
Jan. 11 BOLLES 6/7:30
Jan. 18 EPISCOPAL' 6/730
Jan 20-21 at J T Smith in Hilliard 600
Jan 25 at West Nassau 6/7.30
Jan. 28 HILLIARD 6/7.30
Feb. 1 BISHOP SNYDER 6/7 30
Feb 3 ,TRINITY 6/7.30
Feb. 4 at University Christian 6/7 30
Feb. 8-12 District 3-3A at Ribault
Jan 14 at Raines tourney
Jan. 21-22University Christian tourney
)an 27 at Bruhswick
Jan. 29 at Camden JV tourney
Feb 5 District
Feb 12 Region
Feb. 18-19 State at Lakeland
Boys Soccer
Jan. 4 BISHOP KENNY 5.30/720
Jan 6 at Oakleaf 5 30/7.20
Jan 13 at Episcopal 530/720
Jan 18 at Providence 5.30/720
Jan 24 District at Episcopal
Girls Soccer
Jan 4 at Ribault' 530
Jan 11 PAXON 6.00
Jan. 12 at Nease 600
Jan 13 YULEE 600
Jan 18-21 DISTRICT3-3A
* District
Boys Basketball
Jan 4 EPISCOPAL 6/730
Jan 13 WEST NASSAU 6/730
Jan 18 OAK LEAF 6/730
Jan 20-21 County at Hilliard
Jan 27 at Providence 6/7 30
Jan 31 PONTE VEDRA 6/7 30
Feb 8-12 District at Ribault
Girls Basketball
Jan 4 BALDWIN 630

Jan 6
Jan. 7
Jan 13
Jan. 14
Jan. 20
Jan 21
Jan. 24
Jan 26
Jan 27
Feb 2-5
* District

YULEE (varsity) 6:00
CAMDEN (varsity) 6:00
RAINES* 6/7.30
at West Nassau 6/7:30
OAKLEAF' 6/7:30
at Providence 6/7:30
at Bishop Snyder 6/7.30
at Episcopal 6/7:30
District 3-3A at Boltes "

Jan. 7-8 Rotary tourney at Clay 3:00
Jan. 14-15Five Star at Raines 12:00
Jan. 21-22Duals at Terry Parker 3:00
Jan 29 Duals at Gainesville 8am
Feb 5 District 3-1A at Episcopal 8am

Jan 6
Jan 11
Jan 13
Jan. 14
Jan 18
Jan 24
Jan 26
Jan 28

Jan 4
Jan 6
Jan 11
Jan 13

Girls Basketball
at Fernandina Beach
at Episcopal
at Bishop Snyder
at Ponte Vedra
at Baker County
Girls Soccer
at Trinity Christian
at Fernandina Beach

Boys Soccer
Jan 4 WEST NASSAU 7:20
Jan 6 at Trinity Chstian 7:20
Jan 18 at West Nassau 7:20
Jan 20 BISHOP KENNY 530/7:20
Jan 4 at Camden 3 30/5
Jan 6 atSt Marys 3.30/5



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