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According to the FHSAA,
Yulee dressed two
ineligible playersfor
most of the 2010 season.

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The 2010 season was a stellar one
for Yulee High School, which went 8-
3 and, as district runners-up to Bolles,
made its first-ever playoff berth.
But the season will go down in the
record books as a bust,'according to
the Florida High School Athletic
Following an investigation sparked
last fall by a father of an Episcopal
player, the FHSAA ruled Tuesday that
Yulee must forfeit last season's wins
because two players were ineligible.
YHS Athletic Director Donna
Jackson declined to comment, but the
school denies the allegations and will
appeal the decision, according to the
FHSAA report.
The school also faces a $1,100 fine
and is now on a year's administrative
probation. Yulee must also pay FHSAA
$2,375 for the cost of the investigation
and send a pair of representatives to an
upcoming compliance seminar.
Yulee finished second onlyto top-
ranked Bolles lat fall to earn a bid in
the playoffs but an emergency
injunction filed in Nassau County Civil
Court on behalf of Michael Scantling,
the father of an Episcopal football play-
er, sought to keep the Hornets out of
the hunt for a state title.
Filed just 12 days before Yulee's
first playoff appearance Nov. 19, the
injunction alleged three YHS football
players transfers from University
Christian were ineligible to play for
the school. Scantling had hoped
Episcopal would take the spot vacated
by Yulee, but that could never hap-
pen, based on FHSAA rules.
Episcopal High School distanced
itself from the injunction, saying at
the time that Scantling, a part-time
coach for Episcopal Middle School,
acted independently without the
school's knowledge.
The injunction was later withdrawn
due to the 45-day limit to file before a
state series commences, clearing the
path for Yulee to make its playoff
The FHSAA investigation contin-
ued, however, and punishment was
leveled Tuesday.
According to the FHSAA, Yulee
dressed two ineligible players for most
of the 2010 season.
One didn't have a required affidavit
for compliance and the other did not
satisfy a "full and complete move" to a
new residence during the school year.
According to the FHSAA handbook;to
comply with the latter the student and
anyone with whom they were living
had to no longer occupy the former
residence; remove all personal belong-
ings from that residence; receive mail
at the new residence; transfer all util-
ities; and change all legal/government
identification to the new address.
The violations cited include FHSAA
bylaws and policies 9.3.2 and 36.7.2.
According to 9.3:2, "A student who
transfers from one school to another
will not be eligible at the new school
until the beginning of the next school
year." The FHSAA also alleges Yulee
violated 36.7.2, which requires a trans-
fer student to have a notarized copy of
an "Affidavit of Compliance with the
FHSAA Policy on Athletic Recruiting,"
which must also be signed by the
school's principal and athletic director.
The FHSAA declined to comment
on the case until the appeals process
is complete.
With the 2010 season obsolete for
the Hornets, the performance of 2B
player of the year Derrick "Shocka"
Henry, not a player in question, will
have to shine on its own.

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S13M award in

A. Hilliard woman was awarded
nearly $13 million Tuesday after a
Nassau County jury found negligence
in'a 2005 log truck accident that left
her with permanent brain damage.
Kecia Huckleby was a 17-year-old
student at Hilliard Middle-Senior High
School when she and then-boyfriend
Chandler Crumbley were returning
home one night from Georgia. As the
car, driven by Crumbley, traveled
down US 1, it broadsided a logging
truck that was attempting to make a
U-turn into the southbound lanes.
Crumbleyv as injured but made a
full recovery. The driver of the log
truck, Mark Masters, was uninjured.
Huckleby, however, was left with per-
manent brain injuries, physical impair-
ments and short-term memory loss.
On Tuesday, the jury found

Kecia Huckleby at her junior.
prom, left, prior to the 2005
accident that left her with per-
manent injuries. Huckleby at
her senior prom, right, after the

Masters and the owner of the truck-
ing company, John T Lee, negligent in
the accident.They also assigned some

log truck crash

responsibility to Huckleby for not for comment.
wearing her seatbelt and the Florida Pajcic said he hoped the judgment
Department.of Transportation for fail- would lead to more caution on the
ing to provide signage prohibiting U- part of truck drivers and more strin-
turns along that stretch of road. gent enforcement of traffic rules.
Crumbley was also assigned some "It's an important step forward for
responsibility, but wasn't found neg- Nassau County," he said. "Fifty years
ligent in the accident. ago, it was the Wild West with these
The jury awarded Hucklleby and log trucks, and that can't go on today.
her mother, Rhonda, about $13 million It's too dangerous. It's especially dan-
for.medical expenses, loss of income gerous at night, and especially dan-
and pain and suffering. gerous for young drivers who don't
"It was a fair jury, ajury that would have the experience when these
make Nassau County proud," said. monoliths come out in front of
Steve Pajcic, attorney for the them.
Hucklebys. "It was a reasonable "Hopefully this verdict will be a
award for Kecia- or Turtle,' as she's step forward to keeping these log
called to help take care of her. And trucks off the road at night, or keep-
it helped set safety standards for ing' them well-lit, or at least keeping
Nassau County for these log trucks. them from doing dangerous maneu-
... Overall, it wvas a very reasonable vers."
and well-considered verdict." Pajcic was especially critical of the
The trucking company, based in
Folkston, Ga., did not return 'a call KECIA Continued on 3A


The driver and a passen-
ger of this Mazda sedan
were taken to Shands
Jacksonville in serious
but stable condition
Thursday following an
accident with a log truck
on South Eighth Street
near Olive Street around
2:45 p.m., according to
Fernandina Beach Fire
Rescue. The Nassau
County.She wiff's Office
also was on scene. The
cause of the crash
remains under investiga-
tion. Officials did not
release the names of the
driver and passenger.

Marina dredging hinges on grants

The city marina will finally be
dredged later this year if the city
receives grants from the Florida
Inland Navigation District.
City commissioners gave a unani-
mous go-ahead at aTuesday meeting
for, city staff to apply for two FIND
grants to help finance dredging of the
Fernandina Hai bor Marina in 2011-
A previous plan to build a seawall
and .wharf was put aside in favor of
more extensive dredging for the heav-
ily silted marina. According to a city
document, the depth of the water was
measured at low tide at the beginning

We've been doing the same thing year after year.
This is a time to look at other alternatives.
Fernandina Beach could be a test site... we
could get it done for fraction of the cost.'

of March and it was found that "out of
72 inner docking slips, only nine slips
had a water depth of over 4 1/2 feet
The situation prompted the city's
private marina manager last month to
ask for its rent to be cut in half because
it is losing money and.blames the city's
failure to dredge the harbor for its

losses. Westrec took over marina Oper-
ations in January 2010 and regional
manager Gary Groenewold told the
city at a special workshop in March
that it is not able to meet its budget
due to the extreme siltation. Westrec
is contracted to pay the city $2,500 a
month, or 25 percent of sales, whichev-
er is greater.

The plan approved 'by commis-
sioners Tuesday one of three sug-
gested calls for dredging nearly
20,000 cubic yards of silt at the mari-
na in two phases during 2011 and
In Phase I, the city will apply for
$185,000 in dredging funds from FIND
and provide $250,000 of its own funds
to dredge about 12,000 cubic yards.
The bidding process is to begin in
July so dredging& can be done in
October, before the marina's busiest
season begins in November.
.For Phase II, the city will apply for
$150,000 in FIND funds and match
those with $150,000 of its own money.
FIND Continued on 3A


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Fernandina Beach Fire
Rescue responded to a house
fire on South 12th Street at
Jasmine Tuesday. The fire was
reported at 6:14.p.m. when
heavy smoke and flames were
seen coming from the north
bedroom of the building.
Responding in three minutes,
fire rescue controlled the
flames in 20 minutes and
worked more than one hour
to completely extinguish the
fire. Investigation revealed
that the fire was accidentally
caused by discarded smoking
material, according to Fire
Chief Dan Hanes. All three'
occupants were evacuated
safely and assisted by the Red
Cross. Damage to the house
is estimated at $100,000. No
pets were found left behind
following two searches by fire
rescue, Hanes said.


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FRIDAY. APRIL 1. 2011 NEWS News-Leader

Gator Club raffle
The Nassau County Gator
Club is sponsoring its "2011
Nassau County Gator Chomp
Scholarship Raffle" to raise
funds for the club and to help
raise $500 scholarships for
seniors from the four county
high schools who are select-
ed to attend the University of
Florida. Drawings will be
held May 5. Raffle tickets are
$5 or five tickets for $20.
Prizes were donated by
Elizabeth Pointe Lodge;
Camden Veterinary Clinic;
Omni Amelia Island
Plantation Golf Club; Amelia
River Golf Club; Fernandina
Beach Golf Club; The Golf
Club of Amelia Island at
Summer Beach; Sonny's
BBQ; Magna's Body Salon;
Kayak Amelia; Walmart
Supercenter; Publix
Supermarkets; Ms. Carolyn's
Breakfast and Desserts; and
Woody's BarBQ.,
Tickets are available at
various locations throughout
the county and club mem-
bers will sell them n .April 2,
Harris Teeter; April.9,. -
Publix; April 23, Lowe's; and
April 30, Winn-Dixie. Tickets
also may be purchased.at
Sonny's BBQ or. Shuckers'
Oyster Bar arid Restaurant in
Fernandina Beach, Callahan
BBQ in Callahan; and St..
Johns Seafood and:Steaks
Restaurant in Hilliard. For
information contact Nassau
Bosom Buddies
Reaction, to the words;
"you have breast cancer,"
range from fear to hopeless-
ness. The Women's Center of
Jacksonville's Bosom Bud-
dies program is now offering
hope and a support system to
women and men battling
breast cancer.. Trained and
caring advocates will help
schedule doctor's appoint-
ments, attend medical
appointments, take notes and
review information with
'patients. If you are interested
and need the help of a fellow
survivor call 722-3000, ext.
224 or visit www.Womens
Pottery classes
Amelia Pottery Work and
More is offering classes in
handc-building pottery, wheel-
throwing pottery, beginning
two-point perspective draw-
ing, beginning still life draw-
ing and other classes.
Instructor is Jim Tipton. For
a schedule of classes visit
com. Call 753-0608 or come
by 821 South Eighth St.
Control cholesterol
A seven-week program to
learn to control or lower your
cholesterol through healthy
lifestyle changes will be held
at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center from 9-11
a.m. Monday April 4, 11 and
18, May 2, 9, 16 and 23. Cost

is $10.
Each week you will learn
about low fat and high fiber
foods and increase your level
of physical activity by engag-
ing in 50 minutes of muscle
strengthening exercises and
then walking at a vigorous
pace for 45 minutes.
The program is offered by
the University of Florida,
Nassau County Extension
Service in partnership with
the city Parks and Recreation
Department. Bottled water
will be supplied and each par-
ticipant will receive a
pedometer. Wear proper
walking shoes.
To register contact Meg
McAlpine, Family Consumer
Sciences Agent, University of
Florida, at 491-7340.
Diabetes classes
Nassau County Health
Department is offering a
series of four, two-hour dia-
betes classes on Tuesdays
April 5, 12, 19 and 26 from
5:30-7:30 p.m. at.the
Fernandina Beach Health
Department Clinic, 1620
Nectarine St Registration fee
is $40 (includes all four class-
es) and $20 for Nassau
County School District and
county government employ-
ees (available as part of the
Worksite Wellness pro-
grams). For questions or to
register contact Jen
Nicholson at 548-1853 or
Evett L Simmons, a
Fernandina Beach native and
now an attorney in Port St.
Lucie, will sign her children's
books, A Special Bowl of
Oatmeal and Professor
Bunnie Wise, on April 9 at
Books Plus, 107 Centre St.
Simmons was one of the
few children in Fernandina
Beach to integrate the
schools in 1965, became a
lawyer and stated a multi-
million-dollar real estate
development company. In
2010 Simmons founded the
Bunnie Wise Foundation,
"whose mission is to demon-
strate through print and
other media that in a world
filled with challenges and,
pain, love can prevail." The
foundation's missions .
accomplished through. .
books, CDs, calendars,
games and exercises that
provide the tools for all to
leave the world a better
place. To learn more about
Simmons visit www.bun-
niewise.com, www.unityprop-
erty.net and www.ruden.com.
Live auction
Sliders Restaurant will
host.a live auction to benefit
Big Brothers Big Sisters on
April 11 at 6:30 pm. Aaron
Bean will be the auctioneer.
The community is invited. To
donate something for the
auction, contact Myra
Davenport at (404) 259-8385.


50 Allen's Grocery Store in O'Neil was destroyed
YERS by fire. March 30, 1961

25 I The city of Fernandina Beach considered pub-
lishing the names of water-sewage customers
YEARSv delinquent on their bills by two or more months.
I IApril3, 1986
0 The owners of St. Martin's Island were consid-
10 ering an offer from the state to buy the area for
YEARS conservation. March 30, 2001


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For the News-L

Save the Manatee Clu
singer-songwriter Jimmy
recorded a radio public s
about the importance of
seemingly humble aquat
In the message, Buffe
public's help, noting "go(
depends on healthy seag
important underwater pl
ing because of pollution
propeller scarring. You c
boating over seagrass be
engine and pole or troll.
protect your favorite fish
sea life, like manatees, w
Thanks for pitching in."
According to Dr. Kati
of science and conservat
Manatee Club, seagrass-
most productive plant cc
Earth. They are flowerin
underwater, and because
sunlight, they are found
shallow water. Florida ha
2.7 million acres of seagr
comprised of seven diffe
"These plants are imp
they provide habitat and
ly 70 percent of all sea lii
This includes endangered
sea turtles, dolphins and
and commercially impor
shellfish species, such as
trout, snapper, pink shrir
crabs. They also stabilizE
improve water quality by
tants from the water colu


Lt. Colonel Richard C. Coleman

Retired Lt. Colonel Richard
C. "Stock" Coleman, a beloved
husband, father, son and broth-
er, 63, of Fernandina Beach,.
Florida, formerly of Waycross
passed away Monday at Shands
Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.
He was born in Eastman,
Georgia to Lewis Warren
Coleman and Mary Ruth Shiver
Coleman. He
was a 1965 gra-
date of Dodge
County High
School. Upon
high school he
Joined the
United States Marines. After his
discharge from the Marines he
began his career with the
Gebrgia State Patrol. He earned
ahie Associates ,,De ree in
Criminal Justice from Reinhardt
University in Waleska, Georgia
and also graduated from the
EB.I. Academy in Quantico,
Mr. Coleman then served as
Chief of Security for Georgia
Governor Jimmy Carter and
Governor George Busbee.
Under President Jimmy Carter's
administration he took a posi-
tion on the White House Staff,
appointed to assist Bert Lance in
the Office of Management and
After his time in Washington
he returned to Georgia and
became Captain and Troop
Commander of the Georgia
State Patrol headquartered in
Waycross, Gorgia. He was pro-
moted to Major/Commanding
Officer and then to Lt. Colonel
of the Georgia State Patrol and
was stationed in Atlanta,
Georgia. Mr. Coleman was
appointed to serve as Head of
Security for the 1996 Torch
Relay that crossed the United
States from Los Angeles to
Atlanta for the Olympic Games
held in Atlanta. He retired fri-om
the Georgia State Patrol in 1997.
Upon his retirement he
returned to Waycross and be-
came Director of the Okefe-
nokee Area Development
Authority. He was also appoint-
ed 'to serve on the Board of
Directors of the Georgia Port
Authority. Mr. Coleman also
served as President of Vedado

Trading Company, an agricul-
ture and shipping company con-
ducting business between the
United States and Cuba. He was
an avid runner,.participating in
the Peachtree Road Race on
numerous occasions.
He was an outdoor enthusi-
ast who loved to hunt and fish.
He was a member 'of the
Waycross Fishing Club and a
shareholder in the Okefenokee
Golf and Country Club. In his
early years in Waycross he was
a member of Central Baptist
Church and more recently was
a member of the First Presby-
terian Church of Waycross.
He was preceded in death
by his father, Lewis Warren
Coleman, and two brothers, Dr.
John Coleman andcDr. Dan
Coleman .. .' '.
He is survived by his wife,
Jennifer Stinson Coleman, of
Fernandina Beach, Florida, four
children, Michele Ham and her
husband Wayne of Eatonton,
Georgia, Ryan Coleman and his
wife Stephani of Brunswick,
Georgia, Ross Coleman of
Waycross, Georgia, Lucy
Coleman of Nahunta, Georgia,
his mother, Mary Ruth
Coleman of Eastman, Georgia,
two brothers, Terry Coleman
and his wife Carol of Eastman,
Georgia, Randy Coleman of
Adel, Georgia, a sister, Ginny
Neal and her husband Cody of
Moultrie, Georgia and numer-
ous nieces, nephews and other
A memorial service honor-
ing the life of Richard C. "Stock"
Coleman will be held at 2 p.m.
today at Central Baptist Church
in Waycross. The family will visit
with friends at the end of the
In lieu of flowers the family
requests memorial contribu-
tio'ns be made to the Toys for
Tots Charity with the Georgia
State Patrol, c/o Department of
Public Safety Credit Union, 959
E. Confederate Ave., Atlanta,
Georgia 30316 or to the Georgia
Sheriffs Boys Ranchb PO. Box
100, Hahira, Georgia 31632.
Sympathy may be expressed
by signing online at www.mile-
Miles-Odum Funeral Home
Waycross. Ga.


Charles F. Rotter, 75, died on Thursday morning, March 31,
2011. Arrangements were incomplete at time of publication.
Green Pine Funeral Home
Mr. Keith Eugene Williams, 59, of Fernandina Beach died
on Tuesday morning, March 29, 2011.
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'Great Change aims

for world record

Cloth diapers have come a
long way in the past 10 years.
Now, the Great Cloth Diaper
Change 2011 already creat-
ing a buzz not only in North
America, but all over the world
will take place on Saturday,
April 23 in locations all around
the globe.
The Great Cloth Diaper
Change (www.greatclothdia-
perchange.com) will set a
world record for the most cloth
diapers ever changed simulta-
Locally, the diaper change
will take place at noon April 23
. at the UNF University Center
at 1200 Alumni Drive in
Jacksonville Event organizer
Stephanie Holt was born and
raised on Amelia Island. She
owns Wee Wallaby, a cloth dia-
per retailer, and teaches Cloth
Diaper 101 classes for moms
new to cloth or considering it
as an option.
The doors will open at 11
a.m., with the change occur-
ring promptly at 12:30 p.m.
However, all participants must
be inside the center by noon to
count towards the record.
Bring a blanket or changing
pad to rest your child on while
changing them. There will be
information on cloth diapering,
goody bags for the first 100

Explore vital

in genealogy
The Amelia Island Genea-
logical Society will meet at .7'
p.m. April 19 at the Fernandina
Beach Police Department
Community Room, 1525 Lime
Speaker 'Ann Staley of
Jacksonville will present
"Hatched, Matched, and
Dispatched: Vital Record
Research," on the history of
registration; vital record types;
finding records in federal, state
and county facilities; and locat-
ing vital information in non-
governmental resources such
as Bibles, journals/diaries,
newspapers, churches and
cemeteries. She. also will
explore ways 21st century
genealogists can address the
onslaught of privacy issues.
when trying to further their ,
knowledge of family history.
Staley was raised in Mobile,
Ala., and has been research-
ing her family since 1980 from.
Alabama, Mississippi and Vir-

people and children's activi-
The first 25 people to reg-
ister will receive a free one-
size-fits-all cloth diaper. Cloth
diapers and starter kits will
also be for sale for those that
may not be familiar with them
but would like to have the
experience. To register, call
(904) 753-3161.
Parents, child birth educa-
tors, lactation consultants, pedi-
atricians and environmentally
responsible businesses agree
that it is not environmentally or
financially justified to contin-
ue sending billions of dispos-
able diapers to landfills every
year, where it will take hun-
dreds of years for them to
Heather McNamara of the
Real Diaper Association says,
"Our local volunteers are find-
ing growing numbers of par-
ents coming to find out about
cloth diapers, whether it be for
environmental, financial or
health reasons or even
because these diapers are just
plain cute!"
Follow the challenge at
www.facebook. com/Great
ClothDiaperChange and at
and, for updates, visit great-


ginia to Fran-
ce, England
and Ger-
many. She is
an instructor,
trip leader
and a lectur-
Staley er at local,
state and nat-
ional genea-
logical conferences. Staley is
currently the education chair-
.man and webmaster for the
Jacksonville Genealogical
Sciel), vice president of the
Genealogical Speakers Guild;
trustee of the Florida State
Genealogical Society, and a fac-
,ulty member of the National
Institute for Genealogical
Studies. She has also been an
associate of the Board for
Certification of Genealogists
since 2000. Her enthusiasm for
genealogy is contagious, and
her programs are stimulating
and informative.

Buffett sings praises of seagrass
eader Tripp explains that Florida Wildlife Research Institute states
seagrasses are in that "... areas subject to repeated boat
ib's co-founder, decline worldwide. As impacts may never have the opportunity
y Buffett, recently a result, countless to recover."
service message aquatic species that Patrick Rose, executive director of
seagrass, the depend on seagrasses Save the Manatee Club, and an avid
tic vegetation. --_ for food, shelter and boater and fisherman, says there are a
ett asks for the "' habitat are also number of actions boaters can take to
od fishing threatened. conserve seagrass beds. "The most
rass. Those Around the world, many seagrass important is to stay in channels whenever
plants are declin- declines are caused by human activities, possible. If you do boat over shallow sea-
and accidental says Tripp. Development close to the grass beds, turn off your engine and tilt it
-an help. When water's edge, the laying of impervious up. Support pole and troll zones that have
ads, trim up your surfaces and the use of pesticides and been established in some areas to protect
This will help herbicides create opportunities for pollut- seagrasses. In these areas, only a pole or
iing spot and the ed run-off to enter near-shore waters trolling motor can be used for propulsion.
vho live there. where seagrasses grow. This causes tur- Support No Internal Combustion Motor
bidity and increased nutrient levels that Zones that have been established for sea-
e Tripp, director block out the light seagrasses need to grass protection and restoration. Finally,
tion for Save the survive. Dredge and fill projects and oil support management practices that
es are one of the spills also take their toll on the survival of reduce water pollution from both point
immunities on seagrass beds. sources, such as sewage treatment dis-
ig plants that live In Florida, significant efforts have charges, and non-point sources such as
e they require been made to recover seagrass, but there runoff from paved roads and parking
mostly in clear, is still work to be done to restore grass- lots."
as approximately beds to historic levels and prevent future Rose adds, "Be part of the solution ...
rass meadows loss. One ongoing threat to seagrass is healthy and abundant seagrass beds will
rent plant posed by boat propellers that cause "scar- keep us all fishing and enjoying our
ring." It is believed that every seagrass coastal waterways long into the future, so
portant because bed in Florida contains at least some scar- as Jimmy says please trim up your
/or food for near- ring. "Scarring happens when boaters try engine."
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A Florida Highway
Patrol photo of
the 2005 accident
that left Kecia
Huckleby with per-
manent injuries,
right. On Tuesday,
a Nassau County
jury awarded
Huckleby nearly
$13 million after it
found negligence
in the crash.

KECIA Continued from 1A
truck's poor lighting, which he
said prevented Crumbley from
seeing it until it was too late to
"It actually had some lights
on it that were inoperable. It
didn't have a strobe light on it
like it should have had," he
said. "It would have been bad
enough if it had just had normal
log truck lighting, but it was-
n't even up to standard on that."
Pajcic also criticized
Masters for making the U-turn
at all a maneuver he said was
dangerous in and of itself.
Masters was attempting the U-
turn because authorities had
turned him around for attempt-
ing to bypass a weigh station,
"(Crumbley) got all the way
into the median (trying to avoid
the truck) and it wasn't far
enough. The log truck got all
the way across both lanes and
into the median. It was stopped
or almost stopped.... This driv-

er had run a red light two days
before in the middle of down-
town Fernandina with a loaded
log truck."
Pajcic said he experts to
have to fight an appeal, but that
winning the initial judgment
was a step in the right direc-
"We're a long way from
being over, but this is by far the
most important step," he said.
Local attorney Teri Sopp ini-
tially handled the case before
referring it to Pajcic. She said
Wednesday in an email, "One of
the things that always happens
ouftthere on US 1 is that all of
the loaded log trucks turn
down (CR) 121 to Andrews
Road in order to avoid the
weigh station. 121 and Andrews
Road are not built to with-
stand that type of constant
pounding, and are destroyed
much faster than normal use
would do."
Sopp said some residents of
the area want a "No Trucks"

sign posted and plans are in the
works to talk to both State Rep.
Janet Adkins and the Nassau
County Commission about a
"It's a huge safety issue,"
said Sopp.
Pajcic ,said the money
awarded Tuesday would ease
the strain on Huckleby's family
and allow them to provide for
her care.
"She really has to have 24-
hour supervision. Her family's
been providing it all, but it's
been a heck of a burden, and
now they'll have some relief,"
he said. "She's not ever going to
be able to work. ... She has
very little short-term memory,
she has problems walking,
some shakes. She's really a dif-
ferent person. She has the same
heart and soul, but everything
else is different. There's a pos-
sibility of a better quality of life,
but there's no real prospect for
improvement in her health."
Pajcic added that he hoped

Woman critical after crash

A Callahan woman is in crit-
ical condition after striking a
tree along US 1 Wednesday.
Linda Nettles, 50, 36364
Shaffer Road, was driving north
on US 1 in a 1987 Ford Ranger
around 8:30 a.m. just south of
Mickler Street.
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol, the vehicle
began to veer off onto the
northbound shoulder.
Nettles immediately steered
back onto the roadway, caus-
ing the vehicle to go across the
grass median and into the
southbound lane. The vehicle
continued onto the south-bound
shoulder and into the wood line,

where it struck a tree before
coming to a final rest. Nettles
was sent to Shands Jacksonville
with severe head injuries,
according to the Florida
Highway Patrol.

No 'other vehicles or per-
sons were involved in the crash.
Nettles was not wearing a seat-
belt at the time of the collision,
the report stated.

Huckleby's story would remind
truck drivers to exercise cau-.
"It's very problematic, these
big logging trucks driving at
night, because they're very
poorly lit," he said. "... And the
more populous Nassau County
gets, the more dangerous it
gets, because when you do this,
it's more and more likely that
there's going to be somebody

FIND Continued from IA
Dredging of nearly 8,000 cubic
yards would begin in October
Silt will be removed from
the river bottom by a backhoe
or dragline on a barge, and
then placed on a second barge.
The containers are to be
offloaded from Parking Lot A
at the north end of the marina,
according to a city document.
The dredge spoils will be
transported and spread over
the 300 acres of grass airfields
at the Fernandina Beach
Municipal Airport.
"This project will allow tran-
sient vessels access to the
inner marina docking area
within the protected breakwa-
ter," a city document states.
"These docks are currently
unusable for boats with a draft
of more than 4 1/2 feet due to
excessive siltation, which ren-
ders the interior slips unus-
able during low tide."
"At a previous meeting,
Commissioner (Jeffrey)
Bunch said to put all (grant
money) into dredging," said
Vice Mayor Tim Poynter. "We
basically said it appears to be

the will of the commission to
do as much dredging as we
Poynter also suggested the
marina could be a test site for
new dredging techniques.
"We've been doing the
same thing year after year,"
Poynter said. "This is a time to
look at other alternatives.
Fernandina Beach could be a
test site... we could get it done
for a fraction of the cost. We as
a community should take the
lead on that."
"We don't want to do dredg-
, ing by itself, we need an ongo-
ing plan," said resident Lynn
* Williams, who advised city
staff on the plan. He added
that water injection dredging,
which propels silt out to the'
channel before it settles, is
beifig used by Savannah and
Kings. Bay Naval Base in
Williams also suggested,
not for the first time, that the
entire marina should be
moved north. "There is prop-
erty available. This would give
us 2,000 linear feet of dockage
... arid eliminate the dredging
problem forever."

Old Town Bicentennial Brief #4
Tomorrow is Bicentennial Day
Two or more years ago while researching Old Town's history, we realized that in 2011 we would have
important reasons for a celebration to honor the people who lived here earlier. Like us. most were ordinary
folk from all parts of the world: indeed during the Second Spanish period. Old Town was a cosmopolitan "
neighborhood. Well, at last the big celebration day has arrived.
The Main Stage, courtesy of Big-O Event Productions, will feature the Opening of the celebration and
our own Mayor Susan Steger welcoming Ms. Cristina Barrios. Spain's Consul-General from Miami.
During the day there will be several informative, history-based events as well as pure fun anid relaxation.
The fun begins when you park your car either in the N.14th St. parking area and take the free Amelia Island
Trolley ride to Old Town. or downtown at the end of Centre Street where you will catch the Amelia River
Cruise boat to Tiger Point Marina at Egan's Creek ($5 round trip adults, seniors and children free).
Pirates are believed to be lurking on the banks of the river and will lure unsuspecting children into their
pirate school. They plan to send children out to search for hidden treasure
Music will fill the air. Local guitarist Dan Voll will play at intervals throughout the day and at 1:00 PM
Flamenco dancers will perform. In striking contrast the Island Chamber Singers will delight with their ren-
dering of The March of the Toreadors" and the afternoon will draw to a close with a brilliant young guitarist
and his trio from Tallahassee. Silviu Ciulei. And if you need a little exercise, test yourskill at Petanca. as
played in European cafe boulevards. ,
While the Main Stage on the Plaza wil! be a focal point, the view of the Amelia River and Cumblerland
Sound is not to be missed. The Amelia Island Sailing Club is holding a Fun-on-the Water day and their boats
should provide a fine back-drop to our land-based events.

Fort to Fort Run (5K) 0830 AM
Official Opening 10:00 AM
Pirate Invasion 10:15 AM
Nature of Old Town 10:30 AM & 2:00 PM
Pirate School 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Sail Boat Race On The River 10:30 AM
Vignettes of History 11:00 AM & 1:30 PM

Spanish Choral Music
Homes Tour
'Walking Tours

10:30-3:30 PM
1030-3:00 PM

From 10:00 AM. Archeological dig. Bosque Bello
Tour. Petanca by the Plaza. Spanish Music and
Dance. Pirate weapons display. Food Vendors.

TICKETS Home Tours- S10 ($12 on April 2)
At Museum of History: and Lindy's at 2nd and Centre St.
Bosque Bello Tours $8 (510 on April 2)
At the Library
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Strong schools affect more than grades: study

ing a culture where even the
most underprivileged students
can achieve academic success,
schools may be able to inad-
vertently stymie another prob-
lem: drug and alcohol use.
While studying 61 inner-city
middle schools in Chicago,
University of Florida
researchers found that students
in schools that performed bet-
ter than expected were less like-
ly to use drugs and alcohol,
steal or participate in fights than
children in schools that did not
perform as well. The study was
published in March in the jour-
nal Prevention Science.
Higher performance in the
classroom reduced the rate of
drug use and delinquency in
schools by as much as 25 per-
cent, said Amy Tobler, Ph.D.,
M.PH., a research assistant pro-
fessor of health outcomes and
policy in the UF College of
Medicine and the study's lead
The schools ri question all
had high populations of ethnic

Amy Tobler, research assistant professor of health out-
comes and policy in the College of Medicine at the
University of Florida, says "the extent to which schools
can achieve value-added education or continue it may be
severely limited by budget cuts."

minorities and children from
underprivileged homes, factors
often linked to lower achieve-
ment in schools, Tobler said.
"It could be good teaching,
better administration, whatever
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can replicate it, it will lead to
not only academic achievement
but improvement in healthy
behaviors as well," Tobler said.
"Some schools can break that
strong link between sociode-
mographic disadvantage and
drug use and delinquency."
The researchers collected
data in the schools between
2002 and 2005, following stu-
dents in their sixth-, seventh-
and eighth-grade years.
Academic achievement scores
were based on standardized
tests on reading and math,
which public school students
in all states are required to take.
The researchers determined
how well schools should per-
form based on each 'school's
own sociodemographic factors
and compared that to how well
they actually fared. They then
compared that information to
achievement and attendance
records and data collected
about students' drug and alco-
hol use.
Of the 61 schools, seven per-
formed better than expected
academically, a link that
seemed to help keep kids in
class and off drugs and alco-
hol, Tobler said.

"I think the study is provoca-
tive, and it has one remarkable
aspect: Schools that do better
have effects that are not (sole-
ly) academic, and that tells you
that the whole culture of the
school is important," said David
Berliner, Ph.D., a Regents pro-
fessor emeritus of education at
Arizona State University, who
was not involved with the study.
"It is a school-culture effect. It
is not surprising, in a way. If
you can get low-income kids to
identify with a school, you get
better kids at the end."
The researchers refer to this
link between a school's aca-
demic culture and students'
healthy behaviors as "value-
added education," a concept
that was first shown in the
United Kingdom in a different
population of students. The UF
study shows that this can work
among students facing disad-
vantages as well, Tobler said.
"I was really curious when
we started this if we would have
any schools that were over-
coming that link between
soci6demographics and high-
risk' behaviors," Tobler said.
"That we had seven schools
that were doing it is pretty
encouraging, I think."
'But the progress could be
undercut by proposed funding
cuts to educational programs
across the country, Tobler
-."Almost all states are cut-
ting budgets to public educa-'
-ioii." Tobler said. "We are
increasingly asking them to do
hiri6ed and more with fewer
resources The extent to which
schools can achieve this value-
added educationn or continue it
may' be sevei ely limited by
budget cuts."
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Dibroski of UF; Paul Aveyard,
Pf 1., of the University of
Btriiingharn; and Wolfgang A.
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fossil mystery

sity of Florida researcher has
helped describe the earliest
known fossil remains of a flow-
ering plant from China that
has a direct evolutionary rela-
tionship with most plants
humans depend on today.
The study, scheduled to
appear as the cover story inr
the March 31 issue of the jour-
nal Nature, describes the
basal eudicot species,
Leefructus mirus, which lived
during the early Cretaceous
period about 125 million years
ago. It is most closely related
to living plants in the buttercup
family. Eudicots, known as
"typical dicots," are one of the
largest groups of' flowering
"It is one of the oldest, most
complete megafossils in the'
buttercup family," said study
co-author Hongshan Wang,
paleobotany collections man-
ager at the Florida Museum
of Natural History on the UF
campus. "Flowering plants are
what we live on, the food we
eat, the crops we have, even
the furniture we sit on can
come from the hardwood of
flowering plants but for the
early history of flowering
plants, we know very little,
especially when we get into
the Cretaceous."
There are about 250,000
known species of angio-
sperms, or flowering plants,
and this early evidence pro-
vides a link to understanding
their rapid diversification dur-
ing the Cretaceous period.
Eudicots comprise about 75
percent of all angiosperms
today, including peaches,
apples, peas, sunflowers and
The fossil was recovered
from the middle Yixian
Formation in Northeast China,
which is part of the Jehol
Biota, a community that has
been extensively studied
because of the unique plant
and animal fossils found there.
"All sorts of animals have
been found in this area, but I4
always wonder, 'What did
, these animals eat?'"
,n ..When 'Leefr uctus mirus.
lived, the angiosperms had just
started to diversify, Wang said.
Based on genetic research,
flowering plants are thought
to have originated from one
common ancestor, and one of
Darwin's "abominable mys-
teries" was how the many
species of flowering plants we
know today so quickly diver.-
sified from the lower Cretac-
eous until the middle Cretac-
eous, about 100 million years

For the early history
offlowering plants,
we know very little,
especially when we
get into the

"These discoveries are
pushing the age of angio-
sperms, or at least the age of a
rapid diversification in
angiosperms back in time,"
said William Crepet, chairman
of the department of plant biol-
ogy at Cornell University.
"This will have significant
implications for dating mod-
els of all sorts and may shift
our investigations of likely fos-
sils to those found in earlier
sediments. This is hence an
. important discovery."
The.fossil was the first eudi-
cot found in the Yixian
Formation and the fifth
angiosperm found in theJehol
biota, Wang said. Crepet
said the study analysis of the
fossil eudicot matches esti-
mates projected from studies
using molecular genetics
The fossil analyzed in the
study is preserved as an
impression in yellowish grey
siltstone measuring about 16
centimeters from the stem to
the tip of the leaves and the
fish Lycoptera davidi was pre-
served on the same slab. The
impression showed a major
stem bearing leaves, fruit and
a vegetative shoot.
Leefructus mirus was
named "Lee," after the collec-
tor, Shiming Li, "fructus,"
which means fruiting and
"mirus," which comes from
the Latin word mira, or beau-
tiful. Some of the features dis-
tinguishing eudicots from
other angiosperms are typi-
cally net-like vascular tissue
in the leaves, pollen grains
with three openings and floral
organs usually occurring in
multiples of four or five.
Previous studies of fossilized
pollen show the first eudicots
appeared about 127 million
years ago, 2 million years
before Leefructus mirus -the
current study describes the
first evidence of a fossilized
eudicot plant.
"By the mid-Cretaceous,
the angiosperms were already
dominating almost every ter-
restrial ecosystem," Wang
said. "It's important for us to
understand the history and
early evolution of flowering

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ALL traffic from April 11th, 2011 for
approximately two Weeks, for the construc-
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William Burgess Boulevard will be closed
to all traffic from Augustus Avenue to the
intersection with Harts Road. Businesses,
including the Judicial Complex and Betty
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access to William Burgess Blvd. via ,SR-
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Boulevard. Businesses and residents located
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and car
A couple weeks after the
touchy subject of senior driv-
ing, we will dive back in the
pond with gender (male or
female) and automotive encoun-
ters. The issue is: How should
men and women be treated
when buying a vehicle or get-
ting one serviced? The compa-
nies that come the closest to
answering "the same way" will
be the winners in the 2011 mar-
There has been significant
progress in the industry in the
last decade. A NBC/Universal
poll comparing new data to 2000
showed the following: 1) 79 per-
cent of women say they are
more confident negotiating with
dealers up 16 percent. 2) 78
percent say they are more con-
fident taking their car in for
service up 22 percent. 3) 76
percent say they are taken more
seriously when trying to make
a deal up 27 percent. 4) 77
percent say they are taken more
seriously visiting a repair shop
up 31 percent.
Although it is nice to cite
progress being made, there still
exists a lot of anxiety in dealing
with car issues and how cus-
tomers will be treated.
There are any number of
female car-buying websites,
including one that will put their
stamp on your dealership as
female friendly. I read their 10
tips for women when buying a
car and most are good ideas,
but not just for women. Since
. women outright buy or influ-
ence 80 percent of car-buying
decisions, they have led the
process in recent decades.
To come up with different
types of advice for female buy-
ers is curious. Most females vis-
iting dealerships today are con-
fident and knowledgeable. The
lingering problem spot can be
when a couple shops together
and the salesperson directs

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most of the
attention to
the man.
Those failing
to interact
and make eye
contact with a
female in
favor of the
man are mak-
CEFFER'S ing a mistake.
CORNER Do you know
why 60 per-
cent of cus-
RickKeffer tomers leave
a dealership
and don't buy? It is because they
weren't comfortable with the
salesperson. Not the deal, not
the vehicle, not the dealership -
the salesperson. Those that
miss the boat with any gender
customer lose the sale.
Communication is vital in all
we do every day, and no less so
at a dealership or repair facility.
Customers and sales/service
representatives that are open
and concise with each other will
be rewarded. As anexample,
tell the salesperson where you
are in the buying process when
you arrive at a dealership. If
there is a budgeted price or pay-
ment, share that. A few prelim-
inary discussion points will
make things much more com-
fortable. It doesn't have to be a
chess match, like some how-to-
buy sources might suggest And
this paragraph is unisex advice.
It really should not matter if
you wear a skirt or not.
*Everyone is a potential cus-
tomer and a valuable asset,
especially in today's economy.
Buy where you feel you are
respected and appreciated.
Rick Keffer owns and oper-
ates Rick Keffer Dodge
Chrysler Jeep in Yulee. He
invites questions or positive sto-
ries about automobile use and

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Susan Colcord got involved
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she thought she could make a
difference in a child's life by
being a positive role model.
She accomplished her goal
so well that she was chosen as
the 2010 Big of the Year.
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her Little Sister, Carmesha,
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her life. The pair make good
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FRIDAY. APRIL. 1, 2011 OPINION News-Leader

The third week of legislative
session can best be described
as "long." The week started on
Sunday afternoon with the drive
to Tallahassee. My daughter,
Emily, was scheduled to serve
as a House Page during spring
break. The Page Program is a
special opportunity for young
Floridians to become involved in
the day-to-day workings of the
State Capitol. Each member is
able to sponsor one page and
one messenger each session.
On Monday I attended the
Honorary Girl Scout Troop
"Pinning" Ceremony in the
Senate Chambers. As a former
Girl Scout, it was rewarding to
see so many young women full
of promise and potential rising to
the challenge of community
service. I was met by Julia East,
a sophomore at Fernandina
Beach High School, and was
honored to have her join me in
the ceremony to place the Girl
Scout pifi on my lapel..
. The day was busy with
preparation for. bill presenta-'
tions. This is an intense time in
the day of any member as you
review the facts, review the ele-
ments of the bill you are pre-
senting and try to anticipate the
questions that will be asked.
The committee agendas are

week a
released two days prior to the
meeting and we learned that we
would present two bills on
Wednesday. We also received
the budget allocation's for each
budget areas. I was pleased to
see almost $250 million added to
our House K12 education budg-
Tuesday began with the
PreK-12 Appropriations com-
mittee meeting and a presenta-
tion from the Office of Program
Policy Analysis and Government
Accountability (OPPAGA) regar-
ding the effectiveness of state-
funded mentoring programs.
Based on the OPPAGA analy-
sis, an additional $1 million fund-
ing was restored to Take Stock
in Children. I had received many
emails regarding the value of
this program. The cut now rep-
resents a 25 percent reduction,
instead of a 50 percent reduc-
tion from the prior year.
The final education alloca-
tion for fiscal year 2011-12 is just
over $12.3 billion. This includes
$8.2 billion in general revenue
funding, just under $2.7 billion in
federal grants and significant
transfers from other trust funds.
Of the $12.3 billion total budget
allocation, nearly $8.9 billion is
allocated to the Florida Edu-
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(FEFP) for Silver Star without payment of school districts to post each pro- Judiciary Committee. After wait-
funding the license tax. HB 431 requires posed, tentative and official ing for over two hours to present
classrooms. application form for original, budget on their websites. the K2 bill, we received a favor-
With the in- renewal or replacement driver's The remainder of the morn- able referral from the commit-
creased en- license or identification card ing was spent on desk work and tee. HB 39 is now scheduled for
rollment pro- shall include option to make vol- meetings. I met with represen- second reading on the House
jected for untary contribution to Disabled tatives from the Florida Virtual Floor next Tuesday.
next school American Veterans. School regarding funding cuts I. enjoyed meeting with Clay
year, this rep- The committee finished its and with Baker County Commis- County School Board Member
sTATE resents a 6.96 work early and this allowed me sioners Adam Giddens and Janice Kerekes later that morn-
STATE p e r c e n t time to meet with Nassau Jimmy Anderson. It was not long ing and then with the superin-
REP. decrease in County Commissioners Barry after meeting with Baker Cofinty tendent and several school
_... per student Holloway, Danny Leeper, Stacy representatives that I learned board members from Duval
f u n d i ng. Johnson and Chair Walter Boat- that NEFSH privatization lan- County. Of course, education
JanetAdkins Dollars were right. County Attorney David guage was present in the Senate funding is their primary con-
swept from Hallman and County Manager HHS Appropriations Budget. cern.'I have had several people
other trust funds to help protect Ted Selby also participated and At 1 p.m. it was time for the ask me, "Are you working to
education funding so this cut we had a lengthy discussion of Rulemaking and Regulation help education?"
was a stretch for Speaker Dean the Nassau County local jobs Committee. Here I presented I am pleased that Speaker
Cannon and I am grateful he bill and funding for the Depart- Proposed Committee Bill RRS Cannon has allocated an addi-
continues to value education as ment of Juvenile Justice and 11-03 Reemployment Services. tional $250 million into the allo-
an investment, libraries. This bill is a direct result of the cation for Education and has
Tuesday afternoon I attend- At 3:15 p.m. it was time to committee meeting last week allowed our committee to
ed the Transl3ortation and head to the Education Commit- where the Department of reduce the impact of the cuts to
Highway Safety, Committee tee. Afterwards, I continued my Education staff was unable to classroom spending.
iheeting and Was honored to be preparations for presentation of adequately answer the question The afternoon was spent on
able to support, our veterans HB 1255 Public, School of "How are you. using this, the House floor. We were sched-
witl a number of bills that came Accountability and Proposed data?" For the last 17 years, the' ulfed to be there from 2:45 p.m.
before the committee. HB 1165 Committee Bill RRS 11-03 department has been "monitor- to 11:45 p.m., so I was quite,
provides for a person's status as Reemployment Services. While ing" the data. The proposed,:,,, happy when we finished around
veteran to be indicated on his preparing for committee I committee bill narrows the mon-.. 7 p.m. One of the actions we
or her driver's license or identi- received the good news that HB itoring role of the department took was a veto override of HB
fiction upon payment of addi- 39 dealing with K2 or Spice had and repdals provision of pres- 7103 from last legislative ses-
tional fee and presentation of been placed on its final com- ent rules that require data col- sion. This bill removes barriers
Form DD 214. HB 371 provides mittee agenda for Thursday election. It passed unanimously.' to conducting business in the
for a Silver Star license plate to morning. Perhaps the most con iro-0. .ariculturalcommunity and was
be issued by to recipien s of When a bill is placed on versial discussion in this corn ..passedduring the 2010 legisla-
agenda, it normally indicates mittee centered on requiring, tiye session with 115 yeas and 0
that'leadership and the com- drug tests for recipients ofTem- niys
ater mittee chair plan to pass the bill porary Assistance Funds (for- .Friday began, with the
out favorably. There are limited merly known as food stiliips). release of the House budget
chances to have a bill on agenda; This bill was favorably referred which was to be voted on by the
85 percent of all bills die and out of the committee, though Appropriations Committee on
never get heard in committee, so the vote was not unanimous. Wednesday. We were pleased
\C it is a big deal when you are on Next it was time to meet with that there was no NEFSH pri-
agenda. Speaker Cannon regarding my.', vatization language in the pro-
Wednesday began with an 8 concerns over talk of privatiza- posed'House Budget. We spent
.-" am. Education Competitiveness tion of Northeast Florida State about two hours in debate on
committee. We passed out HB Hospital. I reviewed with him ,HB 1021 before passing it and
395 granting Sovereign Immuni- the white paper on the daily cost adjourning. HB 1021 does sev-
ty to Shands Hospital in Jack- per bed at the private and state eral things, including prohibiting
sonville and HB 1797 allowing facilities and how the private a state agency from deducting
students of private schools and facility does not accept patients from employee wages dues, uni-
a. ar home schooled students to par- with a diagnosis of V15.52, form assessments, fines, penal-
ticipate in sports programs.This Traumatic Brain Injury, which ties or special assessments of
-- was initially established as a pilot creates a higher cost. The real- employee organization or con-
I in Nassau and Bradford counties ity is after the budget cuts last tributions made for purposes of
a couple of years ago, but the year NEFSH is now at an aver- political activity.
pilot haid expired. This bill age cost of $298/day, which is I left the Capitol just after
0 removes the pilot language and lower than the for-profit private noon. It had been a. productive
12 ma establishes it for all students 'facilities in South Florida. We but long week and I wasready to
UL throughout the state. The .bill will continue to work hard to get back to Fernandina Beach.
S: I has two more committee stops communicate our position and I knew that Saturday I would.
in the House before heading to prevent privatization of this state attend the Bradford County Fair
the House Floor, facility, and I would be headed back to
t 90 YTR I HB 1255, Public School The Select Committee on Tallahassee on Monday. Some
- j Accountability, passed unani- Government Reorganization times the only time a member
mously out of the 6ir6li'itef.'."-''s'schedt4d lll i : 'ni '4:15' has to reflects the few ilif nutes
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'Fiddle dee dee' goes the pirate

Oh, fiddlesticks, am I ever going to
sound like a fiddle player, or is it'
always going to sound like someone
murdering farm animals when I prac-
tice? Trust me, when I rosin up the bow and
draw it across the strings, the lambs are any-
thing but silent.
In case you're wondering, I recently
took up fiddle lessons. Of course, if you live in
my neighborhood, you're probably acutely
aware of my latest adventure. The neighbors
are either saints or deaf because I haven't
had the first complaint. Either that or they're
big fans of "Yo-ho, yo-ho a pirate's life for me"
and "Blow the man down,"'squawked in the
key of A A as in awful. I also rehearse
my A scale, which sometimes sounds sorta-
kinda like an A scale and other times like the
.theme song from the 'Texas Chainsaw
Massacre." I
I can also mangle a few verses of "Ode to
Joy." Hey, make a joyful noise unto the Lord,
saith the Good Book, right? It must be a joyful
noise I'm making because the cops haven't
come once and told me to cut it out. My two
Great Danes really like my playing and have
taken to joining in. During one session, we
actually had a nice little trio going oftiSainson
bayed along in his basso voice and Pretty
Paige howled accompaniment in contralto.
So why does an old geezer like me dedide
to try to learn how to play the fiddle wheih
other- old geezers like me are content 6towork
their Sudoku puzzles and sfamp collections?

Well, it goes along with being
a pirate. You see, I joined the
Fernandina Pirates Club a
couple of years ago and
quickly noticed that one of
our members can play a c6n-
Now Jerry will tell you
that he ain't that good at it
but trust me, he does a toler-
CUPOF able job on a squeezebox.
JOE Anyway, after hearing him
...- play some old seafaring
songs and pirate music, the
Joe Palmer idea occurred to me that if
we just had a fiddle player,
the fiddle player and Jerry could jam and
make pirate music together. And when I went
to the Pirate Festival in St. Augustine last fall
and saw The Brigands performing live, I said
to myself, self, since no one else in the club is
jumping out there and learning how to fiddle,
it might as well be you.
' Allow me to digress for a second, which,
because I have ADD, I will do anyway. I pur-
chased a cheap, Chinese-made fiddle from a
side-street vendor at Fernandina Beach's
annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival last
May. He was also selling used car parts, ash
trays made from melted Coca-Cola bottles and
hair replacement formula but he had an hon-
est face and I really dug his checkered leisure
suit. The fiddle was.tempting and I was weak'
and bought it and it sat mostly untouched for

months because it made such a gosh-awful
racket the couple of times I did try it that my
wife forbade me to do it again unless she was-
n't home.
Then I saw The Brigands performance.
Recently, I was referred to a nice lady in
Jacksonville by the name of Annie McLeod,
who gives fiddle lessons. After hearing that I
actually have a background in music trom-
bone, some piano and badly played guitar -
Annie said she was confident she could teach
me to play a passable fiddle. I thought to
myself, she's either a really good salesperson
or a really great instructor or she's stone deaf
but what the heck? I've now had a grand total
of two lessons as of this printing and Annie
says I have a good ear for it. Now if I can just
get my hands, fingers, wrist and elbow on the
same page with my ears. Annie has the
patience of Job. I screw up and she just smiles
and shows me once again for the hundredth
time how to do it right.
As I finished my first lesson, 1 mentioned
that I'd like to learn the mandolin one'day, too.
Annie said that's easy and she.could teach me
both at once. So I bought a mandolin. No hate
mail yet from any neighbors. "
OK, I know you're dying to ask. The differ-
ence between a fiIdle and'a violin is that violin
concerto audiences drink white wine. Fiddle
music audiences love their grog.
Yo-ho, yo-ho a pirate's life for me. Squawk.
Screech. Dang it.


3rdAnnua Rib Cook-off
The city of Fernandina Beach Parks and
Recreation Department would like to'extend
a thank you to the following people that helped
make the-third Annual Rib Cook-off a huge
First, we would like to give a special thanks
to Brent Morris and Woody's BBQ of Ponte
Vedra. Their donation of side items, barbe-
cue sauce and sweet/unsweet tea allowed us
to make a complete meal to sell to the com-
munity. Your ongoing sponsorship is instru-
mental in making these events a success.
We would also like to thank Stacey Hester
and HIedges Meat Shoppe for her work in pro-
viding the meat for the competition at the
best price, Ace Hardware of Fernandina for
giving us a great deal on the People's Choice
prize (a Big Green Egg), KBAY 106 for their
wonderful promotion and broadcast of the
event, the judges for volunteering their time
to. judge the event, the city parks crew for
their continued behind the scenes work in
keeping our parks in pristine condition and
helping with the set-up for many of our events
and Barb Rathmell and Jim Layman for vol-
unteering their time to help in the running of
the event.
Finally, I would like to thank all of the com-
peting teams for their time and efforts in..
preparing their recipes. Every recipe was
absolutely amazing regardless of where you
placed in the competition. Hopefully you all
enjoyed competing in the event-as much as we
enjoyed having you. I know I speak for the
community when I say thank you and you are
all amazing cooks.
Jay Robertson
Recreation Manager
City of Fernandina Beach

Father/Daughter Ball
Faith Christian Academy sponsored its
11th Annual Father/Daughter Ball at The
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island on Feb 26. It's a
special night, full of magic and adventure as
girls of all ages discover the value placed on
them by loving fathers. This year's event was
different in only one way: community spon-
sorship. Your donation enabled us to maintain
the beauty and quality of the ball, and just as
important, keep ticket prices at a level where
it was accessible to all. ,
We would like to publicly thank First Coast
Community Bank, First Coast Moving and
Storage, First Federal, Amelia Urgent Care,
Amelia's Fine Jewelry, Artistic Florist, Beech
Street Grill, Dr. Ann McGrath, Ei Swim Wear,
Florida Machine Works, Harris Teeter, Dixon
Hughes; CPA, Jacobs and Associates, Sea Star
Line, Living Waters World Outreach Center,
North Third Trading, Wynn and Tracy Fendig
and the Legacy Fund for Faith Christian
Academy of NE Florida for their contribu-
tions. You have made a difference.
Bryan Alvar6, Headmaster
Faith Christian Academy


Nassau County Commissioners:
Danny Leeper, District I-Ferpandina Beach,
261-8029 (h), 430-3868 (cel),
email: dleeper@nassaucountyfl.com
Steve Kelley, District 2-Amelia Island,
Nassauville, O'Neil, 277-3948 (h), 556-0241 (cell),
email: skelley@nassaucountyfl.com
Stacy Johnson, District 3-Yulee, 583-2746
(cell), email: sjohnson@nassaucountyfl.com
Barry Holloway, District 4- Hilliard, Bryceville,
Boulogne, 879-3230 (h), 753-1072 (cell), email:
. Walter J. Boatright, District 5-Callahan,
879-2564 (h), 753-0141 (cell),
email: wboatright@nassaucountyfl.com

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When Commissioner Jeffrey
Bunch was asked about rental
homes on Fletcher Avenue,
("Expand resort rental areas?,"
March 23), he said, "I admit igno-
rance on the zoning because I
assumed the entire beach was resort
rental." Ahhh, if blessed are the
ignorant then Heaven shall be over-
flowing with politicians.
In 2000, local residents con-
vinced the Fernandina Beach
Commissioners that there were too
many noisy tourists renting private
homes near the beach, so the "anti-
tourism ordinance" was proposed
and passed. Unfortunately, elected
officials' vision of the future often
extends only as far the next dlec-
The ordinance destroyed a
vibrant local industry. It prohibited
homeowners from renting their sea-
sonal vacation homes and quaint
beach cottages for fewer than 28
days. It forced them to try to rent the
*homes as long-term,:ful-timee; ri-
dences, something they.were nyer,,. i I ... .
designed to be. Rental revenue went Vs- .)..-,.
from $1,500 a week to $1,200 a
month, resulting in negative cash
Suddenly a good investment
became a bad investment. Property Health care de
values plummeted, resulting in less
property tax for the city. Now, city Community H
officials are telling us that there isn't Northeast Florida ei
enough tax revenue to re-nourish Nassau County resi
the beach and, without a beach, we thousands around tl
may lose valuable tourists. Wasn't participate in Nation:
that the intention of the ordinance Decisions Day on Sa
to limit tourists? 16: The goal.of this n
Businesses, investors and tour- tiative is to encourage
ists are easy to exploit because they gather information, dis
can't vote. What some government document their health
officials and some residents fail to Advance care plan
realize is that businesses, investors you to take an active
and tourists pay a disproportionate future care plans. It is
amount of taxes and fees that help your loved ones to kn
pay for local schools, police, fire are unable to speak f
department, governmental servic- direct your medical c
es, roads and even beach re- sions they make on
nourishment. Lose them, and we all reflect what you want
lose. Documenting our
Real financial stimulus will occur ensure that patient
when our local government officials tomized to reflect our
institute reasonable regulations, erences and health ca
fewer ordinances and reduce impact at the same time allow
fees making Fernandina Beach an our own personal, re]
attractive place to do business, tural beliefs.
invest, vacation and reside. Our cur- Advance care plan
rent commissioners, including Mr. decide if you do or
Bunch, seem to understand. I hope extraordinary measu
they take the necessary steps before keep you alive. Some
it is too late. pursue everything r
David Fashingbauer nology has to offer.

Fernandina Beach

Alcohol on Sunday
Evidently, God does not want his
children to drink alcohol, at least
on Sunday: This is according to the
Gospel of Jim ("Booze on Stinday,"
March 25).
St. Jim explains that alcohol
should not be consumed on Sundays'
in respect for churches and for God
although that does not seem to
appear in the scriptures. The scrip-
tures do state, however, that Jesus
drank alcohol (wine at the Lhst
Supper) and so did his apostles
(they must have had a reputation,
since on the day of Pentacost they
were accused of drinking too much
new wine). The scriptures do not
seem to say anything about what
days you can or cannot drink alco-
hol. The scriptures also do not state
how far alcohol can be consumed
from a school or church. St. Jim is
obviously concerned that school-
children may want to run out at
recess and get loaded and, on
Sunday, good Christians will have
a snort after the 9:30 service. St.
Jim's gospel gets a little obscure
over the serving-God-or-money
issue since he equates it with what
is right. It appears that St. Jim is
determining, on God's behalf, what
is right or wrong.
William Raser
Fernandina Beach


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dents to join
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nationwide ini-
e all adults to
scuss and then
h care wishes.
ning will allow
Sole in your
comforting for
ow that if you
or yourself to
'are, the deci-
your behalf

wishes helps
care is cus-
personal pref-
re needs, and
ws us to honor
ligious or cul-

nning lets you
do not want
ires taken to
c may wish to
medical tech-
while others

may choose to forego continued
Advance directives are valuable
within our health care system today
to help ensure that end-of-life care
wishes are honored.
Patients, their families and'their
doctors should discuss treatment
options, including overall progno-
sis; length, burden and cost of treat-
ment; chance of success; and qual-
ity of life. When you complete an
advance directive and discuss it with-
the significant people in your life,
-you improve the likelihood that your
wishes will be carried out the way
you want.
In Florida, advance directives
can include a living will, a health
care surrogate designation and a
durable power of attorney form,
depending on your individual needs.
Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida provides a lool
called Five Wishes that can help ini
this process. We encourage you to
make informed decisions and doc-
ument your preferences for better
outcomes at the end of life.
The time to complete your
advance directives is now.
Susan Ponder-Stansel
President & CEO
Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida
Lynda Mixson broulghtl Becky
to us on Jan. 9. Along with Becky

she also brought everything to
make our whiskered companion's
transition pleasant. Becky has
become part of our household and
is a friend to both of us.
We cannot say enough about
the compassion and care Lynda
and RAIN show their. shelter ani-
We anticipate supporting RAIN
and its new donation center near
Harris Teeter, adding our efforts to
help more shelter friends.
We three wish to thank Lynda
and her helpers. and Rosemary
Albright, an ever-present mentor
and advisor.
Gordon and Janice Currie
Fernandina Beach

I wish to thank the Fernandina
Police, especially Sgt. Sanderson,
officers Simmons and Mazuryk for
saving the life of my little Yorkie,
Benji, on Wednesday night, March
23. I understand Benji was chased
from IMain Beach down Centre
Street and then jumped in the river
at the marina. You went to extraor-
dinary measures to save a scared lit-
tle lost dog. Thank you again for
this act. .
Benji (formerly Banjo) was in
the process of being adopted by me
when he slipped out an open door
that night to find hig old family. I
was in great distress over his dis-
appearance until the Humane
Society called me the next morn-
ing. Benji is doing fine now and
enjoying his new home.
Ruth Reader
Fernandina Beach

Fine service
Hats off to one of the- finest
restaurants to dine at in our local
community. The food is excellent,
inexpensive to young and older
folks, not to mention the efficient
and quick service of the staff. I
would like to give a "special thank
you" to the afternoon manager,
John. He was kind and courteous in
taking care of an issue that I had. We
all like to dine out once in awhile in
a friendly, relaxed atmosphere
where the entire staff is there to
serve you. If you have never expe-
rienced this feeling, check out
Applebee's in our community.
Elaine Bucchieri
Fernandina Beach

Men and women
I read today how some guys want
to know where all the good women
are, well, I guess I couldn't let this

one pass without my comment.
It works both ways, where'have
all the good guys gone? Well, I fig-
ure we are all still here, men/
women, we're here, we have the
same thoughts and feelings, men
and women.
We have all been hurt, cheated
on, lied to and our trust at an all-
time low. Now I cant speak for men,
but as for women, not all, but some,
our age shouldn't count, it's who we
are that is important, and there are
still lots of us good women out there.
We wear our hearts on our sleeves,
and we love with all we have, we
have jobs, make our own money
and know how to survive.
We are not your exes, we didn't
hurt you, lie to you, cheat on you,
steal from you. We are good-heart-
ed women looking for the same
thing, someone to love and be loved
by, and I know there are men out
there looking for the same thing,
but' if no one takes a leap of faith,
how will one ever find out?
I know there are many women
out there who, like me, just want
the same thing. I am not looking for
marriage, just a good man,
caring, honest, loving, not afraid of
public displays of affection, who will
be there for you, and listen, even if
it's not important to you, it is appar-
ently to them, even if you end up
laughing, you listened, to go
places with, do things with, or even
just sit on the couch and watch TV
To go to bed with and feel their
arm around you and listen to them
breathe, knowing they are there. To
go to rallies with or to just enjoy the
ride to nowhere on a Saturday after-
noon. To learn new things together,
most of us aren't looking to change
you and would hope you wouldn't
want to change us either. That we
get to see a side of you that your
buddies don't. Someone to stand
beside, not in front of, nor behind.
Some of us do not care what you do
for a living, nor how much you
make. I have seen and had money,
it's nice to have, but it doesn't buy
After all, growing old alone is
just that, lonely, and when sex, yes
sex, is no longer, you better hope
you end up with someone you can
talk to while sitting on the porch,
or what, you just going to sit and
stare at each other?
So in the long run, guys, we are
still out there, and ladies, I have to
believe they are out there as well. It
just takes a leap of faith, and a hi, to
But that's just my opinion.
Raven Vanpelt
Fernandina Beach

G Lenj ll



Devil has no new troubles to direct our way

Sometimes troubles are only
measured by people who are
experiencing them. However,
God's solution is the same for all
his people: His word, acceptance of His
son Jesus and obedience to the leading
of the Holy Spirit. Trouble does not
come to defeat us because the devil
knows that it impossible. The only thing
he can do is disturb us from the tranquil
state that Jesus himself made available to
us at Calvary.
The chastisement of our peace was
laid on Him. Therefore, though trouble
comes, it cannot last for those who know
the promise and peace of God. No one
should be moved by these afflictions, for
you yourself know that we are appointed
thereunto. When we have been fore-
warned that.we would suffer trouble or
afflictionl, we should understand that
God is working on it for our good and
the devil has no new troubles to direct
* our way. God does have creative solu-
tions that'are new every day.
Once we have beern-'redeemed, ran-

somed and restored to
the Lord and the care
and keeping of our spir-
it, soul and body are
-, committed to Him, the
things that used to
frighten us, cause us
headaches and stom-
achaches should no
longer faze us because
*NOW AND we chose to believe His
THEN promise and rest in
.... what God said because
He cannot lie.
Maybelle Trouble may knock
Kirkland on our door at any
time. We may have
even left the door open
for it, but that unwelcome guest cannot
stay without permission. One of the
quickest ways to rid ourselves of any-
thing we have allowed access to us is to
repent, turn from it and watch the Holy
Spirit take it from there.
Sometimes we know before we get
involved in trouble that our choice was

not God's best, but we thought we could
participate in what God had not ordained
for us. Some of us, on the other hand,
may be experiencing negatives of life
because we are godly Christians. Either
way, let us rejoice for what was intended
to harm us is being redesigned as a step-
ping stone to our ultimate position with
God. His ways are not our ways and nei-
ther are His thoughts our thoughts.
Blessed is the name of the Lord.
The families of the late first lady Alma
J. Johnson and Brother Augustus
Steward extend their sincere apprecia-
tion for whatever you did to console their
hearts during their hours of bereave-
ment. May God richly bless each of you.
Birthday wishes to Tammy Melton,
Johnathan Carlos Henderson, Virginia
Loyd, Alisha Blue, Samuel Peterson,
Aldo Brown Jr., Jonecia Smith, Amos
Melton and Papa Joe Richardson.
A very happy 47-year anniversary to
,the Rev. and Sister Wadell Avant. May
God bless you both with many more

HolyTrinity '..
Anyone interestedin studying the
Crucifixion of Christ is invited to join in
a Bible study and discussion group,
Renewed Passion, each Wednesday dur-
ing Lent from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Holy
Trinity'Anglican Church, 1830 Lake
Park Drive (across from the YMCA).
This study uses video and a workbook
and is based on MelGibs.:,n movie
'The Passion of The.Christ." You will
come away from this study with your
passion for Jesus renewed.
The church will hbld additional serv-
ices on Maundy Thursday, Holy Com-
munion and Stripping of the Altar at 5:30
p.m.; Traditional Good Friday service at
noon;.and Easter Sunday said Holy
Communion' at 8 a.m., Holy Communion
with music at 10 a.m. and 10 Children's
Bible Study. ." -
Lenten series
"Praying through Music," a special
Lenten series of devotion, communion
and reflective music, is being held each
Monday at 11:30 a.m. in the sanctuary
of Memorial United Methodist Church
at 601 Centre Street in downtown
Fernandina. The April 4 service features
The Amelia Clarinet Ensemble.
Plantation Chapel
4 A Cantata witth Ch,-ir and Orchestra;z"
will be lidIl at 10 a.m April 10 t Amelia.
Plantation Chapel, 36 Bowman Road.
"Praise the God of Resurrection!" fea-
tures the music of Mark Hayes, Lloyd

Transitional house
Women of Power has opened the
doors to a transitional house for women
who were homeless. A yard sale fund-
raiser will be held April 2 from 8 a.m.-2
p.m. at the transitional house, 900 Cedar
St. There will be many items for sale,
including children's clothing..
Lgion yard sale
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit
54 will hold a yard sale April 2 from 9
a.m.-2 p.m. at 626 S. Third St. The Sons
of the American Legion will serve a beef
brisket barbecue from 11 a.m. until for a

Larson, Joseph M. Martin and Ruth
Elaine Schram and traverses the
breadth of human emotion found in the
passion story of our Lord. From joyous
hosannas, to hours of solitude and rejec-
tion, to glorious alleluias, the pervading
theme is ultimately, God is in control.
Walking through the last days of Jesus'
earthly life, this cantata is a moving
reminder of the power of the living God.
The members of local units of the
-Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints in Southeast Georgia and
Northeast Florida will present an Easter
Cantata on April 10 at 6 p.m. at the
Kingsland Georgia Stake Center, 1711
Laurel Island Pkwy., Kingsland, Ga. The
performance is free and the public is
invited. 'The Garden" is a musical pres-
entation of the events that occurred in'
the Garden of Eden. A choir of 50 voices
with several soloists will present the
music of composer Michael McLean
and words of Bryce Neubert. Gloria
Toomey of Amelia Island is the produc-
er and several members of the choir are
from Amelia Island.
Yulee Baptist
Yulee Baptist Church will present an
Easter musical on April 17 at 6 p.m.,
with the choir performing "As Sure As
My Rrdeeidier Lives, So Shall I." On
Api il .i tor o 1 1 a.m.1l p.m., join the
Children's Department as they learn the
gospel, hunt eggs, enjoy yummy food,
fun, a bouncy house and more. On April

donation of $10. The public is invited to
both 'events. Proceeds will benefit veter-
ans' programs and the local community.
VFW garage sale
VFW Post 4351 and its Ladies
Auxiliary are sponsoring a garage sale
from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 2 at their post
home under the Shave Bridge. The sale
is open to the public. Proceeds will ben-
efit Cancer Aid and Research, a VFW
Auxiliary program. For information con-
tact Jamesyn Cassell at 557-1556.
St Michael Academy
The St Michael Academy Garage

24, gather at Lofton Creek and greet the
day with the Risen Lord. And Easter
Sunrise Service will be held at 6 a.m.,
with regular church services at 8:15 and
11 a.m. Enjoy a breakfast at 9:15 a.m.,
with Sunday School following. For infor-
mation call 225-5128. Visit www.yulee-

The United Methodist Women of the
Yulee United Methodist Church invite
everyone to celebrate Easter at the 10th
annual Egg-stravaganza! Join with oth-
ers April 23 at 10 a.m. at 86003 Christian
Way, Yulee, for an Easter egg hunt,
prizes, crafts and face painting.
'Sonris service
Join First Baptist Church April 24 at
6:45, a.m. for a Sonrise Service at Peters
Point on South Fletcher Avenue to
begin a day of celebration with music
and message. At 10:15 a.m., the FBC
Worship Choir leads the Easter'service
at First Baptist with "Love is Alive," a
Resurrection Celebration with such
vibrant and soul-searching songs as
"Come People of the Risen King," "Here
Comes the King," the Easter hymn
"Christ Arose" and the popular contem-
porary song, "Love. Has Come," remind-
ing one and all "that God is love, and
Love has come for us all." Plenty of
parking is available with senior assis-
tance, and childcare is available. For
information visit www.FBFirst.com.
First Baptist Church is located 1600 S.
Eighth St., Fernandina Beach.

Sale will be held April 8 and 9 from 8
a.m.-noon at the Fernandina Beach
Airport McGill Aviation hangar. Shop
for household items, furniture, clothing,
etc. Donations will be accepted April 7
fronl 9 a.m.-noon.
'Ship Wreck Day
The city of Fernandina Beach Parks
and Recreation Department will host
"Ship Wreck Day" on April 9 from 7
a.m.-1 p.m. at the rec center parking lot.
Cost is $15 for a 15- by 12-foot booth
(bring your own table and chairs).
Contact Jay at 277-7350, ext. 2013 or
email jrobertson@fbfl.org.


Paul and Joy Behan of Fernandina
Beach announce the birth of a daughter,
Charlotte Josephine Behan, born at
12:40 a.m. Saturday, March 19, 2011, at.
St. Lukes Hospital in Jacksonville. The
baby weighed 9 pounds and measured
21 inches in length.
Paternal grandparents are Noel and
Bernadette Behan of Jim Thorpe, Pa.
Maternal grandparents are Bruce and
Debby Piatek of Ormond Beach.
Great-grandparents are Mary and the

late Richard Behan of Dublin, Ireland.
E Mary and James Herbert of
Jacksonville announce the birth of a son,
Wyatt Ace, born at p:20 a.m. March 3,
2011, at Memorial Medical Center. The
baby weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and
measured 21 inches in length. He joins a
brother, Colton Ranger, 1.
Paternal grandparents are Debra and
James Herbert of St. Augustine.
Maternal grandparents are
Wynette and Kenneth Boles of

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Michael Wolfe and Kiniberly
Lovett announce the birth of a son,
Mason Braylon Wolfe, born at 10:44 a.m.
Dec. 20, 2010, at St. Vincent's Medical
Center. The baby weighed 8 pounds 11
ounces and measured 21 inches in
Paternal grandparents are Mike and
Janice Wolfe of Oakmont, Pa.
Maternal grandparents are Robert
and Sharon Lovett of Hilliard.

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Mr. and Mrs. Murray

Lauren Langley Coe and
Christopher Brian Murray,
both of Fernandina Beach,
were married at 4:30 p.m.
March 18,2011, at Plum
Orchard, Cumberland Island,
Ga., with the Rev. Doug
Ganyo officiating.
The bride is the daughter
of Furman and Jeannie
Langley of Fernandina Beach.
The groom is the son of
Lamar and Beth Murray of


Air Force Airman Ryan
D. McHaney graduated from
basic military training at
Lackland Air Force Base, San
The airman
completed an
eight-week pro-
gram that
included train-
ing in military '
discipline and A
studies, Air McHaney
Force core val-
ues, physical
fitness and basic warfare prin-
ciples and skills.
Airmen who complete
basic training earn four cred-
its toward an associate in
applied science, degree
through the Community
College of the Air Force.
He is the son of Jane
McHaney of Rustburg, Va.,
and grandson of Martha
Hyers of Fernandina.
McHaney graduated in 2008
from Liberty Christian
Academy, Lynchburg.

Air Force Airman Mary
L. Constantine
from basic mili-
tary training at
Lackland Air ,
Force Base,
San Antonio, '
The airman .
intensive,. Constantine

program that included train-
ing in'military discipline and
.studies, Air Force core val-
ues, physical fitness and basic
warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete .
basic training earn four cred-
its toward an associate in
applied science degree
through the Community
College of the Air Force.
She is the daughter of
Angela Constantine of
Fernandina Beach. Constan-
tine graduated in 2010 from
Yulee High School.

Air Force Airman Nich-
olas E. Brogan graduated
from basic military training at
Lackland Air
Force Base,
San Antonio,
The airman :
completed an
program that
included train-
ing in military Brogan
discipline and
studies, Air
Force core values, physical
fitness and basic warfare prin-
ciples and skills.
Airmen who complete
basic training earn four cred-
its toward an associate in
applied science degree
through the Community
College of the Air Force.
He is the son of Tammy
Moyes of Fernandina Beach
.and Glen Brogan of
Ooltewah, Tenn.


Penn State University
alumna Maggie Jeffries, who
holds an M.D. degree and
works as an anesthesiologist
in Northeast
Florida, has
been honored
with the
Award, which
is given by the
Penn State Jeffries
Association to
outstanding alumni under the
age of 35.
Jeffries, lives with her hus-
band, Shawn Williams, and
three rescue dogs on Amelia
Before joining Lighthouse
anesthesia, which provides
service to hospitals in Florida,
Jeffries was an assistant pro-
fessor at M.D. Anderson
Cancer Center in Houston,
where she focused on pedi-
atric and neuroanesthesia.
While there, she chaired the
Debakey High School men-
torship program, coordinated
a monthly journal club and
served as the coordinator for
resident-education programs.
Committed to community
outreach, Jeffries also works
with local high school and
college students, allowing
them to shadow her at her
practice in the operating
She has presented
research at national anesthe-
sia meetings throughout the
country and has published
articles in Anesthesiology
News, Journal of Cardiothor-
acic Anesthesia, the Neurolo-
gist and Regional Anesthesia
and Pain Medicine. In addi-
tion, she contributed a book
chapter called "Be Aware of
the Drugs that Require Slow
Intravenous Administration,"
to Avoiding Common Anes-
thesia Errors, which was pub-
lished in 2008.
Jeffries has been a
Foundation for Anesthesia
Education and Research
Resident Scholar and she is a
member of the Alpha Omega
Alpha Medical Honor Society,
the Golden Key National
Honor Society and the Order

of Omega Leadership Society.
Her professional member-
ships include the American
Society of Anesthesiologists,
the American Society of
Regional Anesthesia, the
American Medical
Association, and the Nassau
County Medical Society.
Jeffries served on the
Eberly College of Science
Alumni Society Board from
2000-3 and she is a member
of the Penn State Alumni
Jeffries, who earned a
bachlor's degree in biology at
Peqn State in 1999, attended
medical school at Drexel
University and graduated in
2003 with high honors. In that
same year, she began a resi-
dency program at Metrowest
Medical Center, a Harvard
Community Hospital, and
completed her training at
Johns Hopkins University in

Ashley Hydrick of
Fernandina Beach recently
received a clin-
ical white coat
from Auburn ;
University's -:
College of
WVterinary /
Medicine. The
coat, presented
to students at Hydrick
the end of their
junior year,
marks the transition from vet-
erinary sciences into senior
clinical rotations, where stu-
dents help administer patient
Hydrick earned a biology
degree in 2008 from Florida
Atlantic University, where she
participated in the universi-
ty's Honors College.
She is a 2004 graduate of
Melbourne Central Catholic
High School. Her parents are
Robert and Pamela Hydrick
of Fernandina Beach.
The monogrammed coats
are provided by the Alabama
.and Kentucky veterinary
medical associations. Pfizer
Anii'ri'al Health sponsored the:
white coat ceremony for
Auburn and Tuskegee
'University veterinary stu-

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FRIDAY, APRIL 1.2011/News-Leader


Picking up simple truths among the trash

Technically, I don't
think the property is
even mine. I'm talk-
ing about that little
strip of land between the road
and my yard. You know,
where the drainage ditch is.
Whether it's mine or not, the
trash that lands there is some-
thing I police. Recently, while
cleaning up that trash, the
Lord spoke to me something
that got my attention. As I
thought about it, it seemed
worth passing on to you.
The incident happened
after returning from a long
bike ride. As I pedaled along
the roadway in front of my
house, I couldn't help but
notice the trash on the side of
the road. It has always bugged

me how peo-
ple throw
trash out of
their car win-
dows, espe-
cially when it
lands in fropt
of my house.
In either
case, after
ULPIT parking my
NOTES bike in the
.. -- garage and
grabbing a
Pastor small plastic
?b Goyette grocery bag,
SI was deter-



mined to clean things up.
What I didn't realize was just
how much trash there really
was. Mind you, I live on a cou-
ple of acres of land, and a

decent amount of my property
extends along the roadway.
Before I even reached the
end of where I was working,
my bag was full and so was
my free hand. It was clear; I
was going to have to make a
second trip. Thankfully, that's
when I found it.
I must admit,' initially, it
was more of a burden than a
blessing. After I discovered
what it was, all that changed.
What appeared to be one
more piece of trash turned out
to be a Cyprus mulch bag that
was bigger than the bag I was
currently using. Once I put
my smaller bag and loose
trash in the bigger bag, the
Lord spoke to me.
"At times when you feel

like you've hit your limit and
you can't handle anything
else, pay attention, it's there I
want to meet you." What
appears to be just one more
thing to deal with may be
God's gracious provision in
Truth is, I've seen it hap-
pen over and over again. All
throughout my life, I've
bumped up against my per-
sonal limitations. And, all
throughout my life, right
when I've reached the end of
what I can handle., God shows
up. Interestingly, like with the
empty mulch bag, His help
often comes in ways I'm not
even expecting.
The principle is scriptural.
Whether we are talking about

stress, temptations or just
plain emotional or physical
burnout, God knows our
human capacities; and if we
are paying attention, He
will always make a provision
for us and a way to get
through it.
1 Corinthians 10:13 says it
like this: "There has no temp-
tation taken you but such as is
common to man: but God is
faithful, who will not allow you
to be tempted above that
which you are able; but will
with the temptation also make
a way.to escape, that you may
be able to bear it."
When I think about it, even
Jesus, when backed up
against a cliff by an angry
crowd; seeking to kill Him

before His time, found a way
to escape and somehow
walked right through the mid-
dle of them untouched (Iuke
4:28-30). Though I'm sure He
was tempted as a man to look
for other ways out of His prob-
lems, He knew that ultimately,
His help would come from the'
Lord, and so it did.
Now I realize that these
truths may seem a far stretch
from picking up trash on the
side of the road, but those are
the kind of places God speaks
to me, and for it, I'm grateful,
especially when my bag is full
and I need a little help.
Robert L. Goyette is pastor
of Living Waters World
Outreach Center

Food needed

Please help to restock the emer-
gency food pantry at the Salvation
Army Hope House. It needs: canned
or dried fruits, bottled juices grape,
apple, peach, pear and cranberry,
cereal, oatmeal, powdered or non-
refrigerated milk, starches maca-
roni and cheese, instant mashed
potatoes, rice, noodles spaghetti,
egg and elbows, stuffing mix, canned
meats tuna, chicken, Vienna
sausage, Spam, Beanie-Weenies,
summer sausage, pork and beans,
canned vegetables corn, beans and
peas and soups ready to eat and
condensed. Hope House is located at
410 South Date St.
Holy landtrip
Journey-with Prince Chapel
AM.E. Church to the Holy Land in
Orlando. Final payment is due April
17. For information call Eugene
Grant 261-7044.

lope House

If you haven't yet had the oppor-
tunityto meet Major Dean Hinson,
the Salvation Army's recently appoin-
ted Area Commander, April 5 would
be a wonderful time to get to know
his heart for the Lord. Hinson will
share the life-transforming message
of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with all
who come to worship at the Hope
House at noon. For information call
321-0435 or stop by the Salvation
Army Hope House, located at 410
.South Date St.
The Bereaved Parents Support
Group on Amelia Island meets at 7
p.m. on the first Thursday of each
month at the Parish Hall of St.
Peter's Episcopal Church, corner of
Atlantic Avenue and Eighth Street,
Fernandina Beach. The next meet-
ing is April 7.
The meetings are open for the

benefit of parents of Nassau County
and surrounding areas who have suf-
fered the loss of a child and seek a
compassionate group for support.
Please, call Penny Kelley (261-8632)
or Mary Mar.tha Embry (206-017.7)
for more information if needed.
Love Ministry
Love Ministry is still glorifying
the Lord. Join them at 10:30 a.m.
April 9 for guest speaker Minister
Theadessa Williams, a member of
the Elm Street Church of God.
Presiding will be Minister Barbara
Jenkins. The event will be held at
Covenant Community Church,
Pastor Lindine Pinkney, 528 South
Eighth St. Call (904) 624-6231.
Women's conference
The women's ministry of New
Life Christian Fellowship, 2701
Hodges Blvd.,'Jacksonville, will host
Let It Be, a women's conference,
April 14-16. Join guest speakers Teri

Furr and Dawn Sweigart as genera-
tions of women gather to declare
with one voice, "Let it be unto me
according to Your Word." There is
no cost to attend. Childcare space is
limited and will be provided at a
nominal charge for infants through
age 5'by pre-registration only. Visit
www.nlcf.org or call (904) 223-6000.
Singer honored
Sister Willie Mae Glover, Camden
and Nassau Countyies own leg-
endary gospel singer, will be hon-
ored April 16 at the Praise In The
Park Festival at the Howard Gilman
Waterfront Park in St. Marys, Ga.
Mayor Willian DeLoughy will dedi-
cate a proclamation marking a spe-
cial park day in her honor. The
Gospel Choraleers will pay tribute to
her through song. All are invited.
The Jewish Community of Amelia
Island Community Seder is April 18

at the Ocean Club at Omni Amelia
Island Plantation. Enjoy a dinner of
matzoh ball soup, fish or chicken
with vegetables and potatoes and a
flourless chocolate dessert The all-
inclusive cost is $34 per person.
To reserve your place, mail your
check (payable to Debbie Price) to
58 Laurel Oak Road, Amelia Island,
FL by April 12.To contact Price call
310-6060 or email DEB203@aol.com.
Youth revival
Historic Macedonia AME Church
at 202 S. Ninth St. (corner of Ninth
and Beech streets) will host a Youth
Revival on April 8 at 7 p.m. The
speaker will be Ben Mandrick of
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church,
Fernandina Beach. All youth are,
invited to attend.
Unite as One Body, gathering all
denominations that desire to partici-
pate, to worship the Lord.
Contact the church at 261-4114 or

gWorship this week

.fat the, plce of your choice

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In the heart of
9 N. 6* Street
Bruce Lancaster
Senior Pastor
Worship 8:30 & 11 a
Sunday School 9:50 a
www.1 stpress-fb.com

"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 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
omre of Buccaner & Gcibing Road, Fremand a Bch
For.More Information Call: 261-9527

Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday pm Mass tYulee United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses 8:00am, 9:30arn. 11:00am & 12:30pm
Daily Mass 8:30am Mon.. Wed., Thurs & Frin.
6 pm Tuesday .
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6:00pm;
Holy Day 8:30am, 6:00pm
Confessions: Saturday 3:15pm 3:45 pm or by appt
Telephone Numbers:
Parish Office: 904-261-3472: Fa 904-321-1901
Emergency Number 994-277-6556

Living Waters
Ctontenrpoaty Worship
SUN 9:30am
SWED : 0 0 p rnm
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321 -2117
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Innovative Stlde, Contempoamy Music,
Casual Atmosphere
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd, Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KIdKredlble Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10;30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
Connecting W Cdsis.. Cwna ctg wnih Peop/a.

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

Pastor Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School.............. 9:45A.M.
Worship Service ............ 10:55A.M.
Discipleship Training ......... 6:OOPM.
Evening Worship ............ 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper... 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ..... 7:00P.M.
736 Bonnlevtew Road (across from Sadler Rd.)
. p0-i1 1Sr(clisc hofficek), .
S I Na.ijs'pij Mp iid

( a-t; he Beach
Sunday 11:15 am
Wednesday-Bible Study-7:00 pm
Pastor David Cubbedge
312 &S8th. Femnidina Beach.FL 32034

96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Senior Pastor. Rev. Michael S. Bowen
Sunday Morning Worship Services-10:30 am
Sunday School 9:15am
Friday 6:45 9:00 Awana
Worship Service 10.30 (Childrens Church)
Sunday p.m. Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
nursery, Provided
SBus Ministry.Available

SV& isjo Always Welcome!
Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15 am
and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team lKid 6:15 pmrn -
Wednesday 1-79 Youath 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All Services
85971 Harts Rd., West 904-2255128
Yule. FL32097 Fax 225-0809

20 Soan M kd Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K Bldex Sr., Pastor
The Church .
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of Al People
SundayNew Members Class 9 a..m
Sunday School 9.00 am.
Moing Worship 10:38 am. every S&m day
Wednesday Noon-dy Prayer
Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9p.m.
AMinisies: M & t Couple Sgles, Youth

Our vision is:
tTo Love
To Learn
To Worship
To 'Witness in Christ

April 3rd, 2011
Message: "Walking with God"

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

Holy 2Trinity .

Svngtcan Church

Anglican Church of North America
Our province is a founding member of the
Anglican Church of North America
As Anglicans wte believe:
The Bible is the inspired Word of God
In God the Father who created us
In Jesus Christ His Son who saved us
In the Holy Spirit who sanctifies us
As Anglicans we worship using theu adllonal Liturgy in thu
1928 Book of Common Prayer,
Affirming the Nicene and the Aposdese' 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.HolyTrinityAnglitan.org

Making disciples of Jesus Christ through worship, study, service & community

(Traditional Family Worship................. 8:30am & 11am
Contemporary Worship ............9:45am in Maxwell Hall
Youth Breakaway................. 9:45am in Youth Center
Sunday School for all ages................9:45am & 11am
Wednesday Midweek Supper (Aug-May) .... 5:15pm-6:30pm

601 Centre Street Downtown Femrnandina Beach 251-5769

March 14-April 18
11:30 AM

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March 14 Sarah Fint, Flute &
Mark Taylor, Guitar
March 21 Zach Klobnak, Organ
March 28 Peter Deane, Organ

April 4 Amelia Clarinet Ensemble
April11 Kim Grimes, Soprano
April 18 Bill Peters, Organ &
Caroline Sampson, Oboe

lyew Vision Congrkgational Church, UCC
.W ship Sundays at 10o.oo00 am.
96o74 Chester Road in Yulee



First Baptist Church
ii (904)261-5769 1600 S. 8th Street
S VemO rai c street Fernandina Beach, FL
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH mumconline.com WWW.FBFirst.com

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes You!
Located at the corner
of 8th &Atlantic
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

Sunday School ............................. 9:30 am
Sunday Worship.........................10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA............................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ................6:30 pm
941017 Old Nssauville Road County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
www.springhillbaptistfb org

7 Church
17982 N. Main Street, Jacksonville
(lust 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

( Breath of reshylir
917 Soulli 81h Street
Fernandina Beach, FL
Sunday 10:30ani & 1-30pm
Dr John C Van Delinder. Pastor


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Yellow pollen? Oak tree flowers to blame

Q .I saw one of the trees in the back
*of the demonstration garden with
white flowers that hang down like bells.
What can you tell me about it? CR
A .The Two-winged Silverbell,
.Halesia diptera, is
one of the newest addi-
tions to the Urban Tree
portion of the.UF/IFAS
Nassau County .
Demonstration Garden. >
We have it in a slightly
shaded area just in
front of a wooded sec-
tion. This tree prefers .
shade but can be grown GARDEN
in full sun; similar to the TA
same type of environ-.
ment where we often -
plant dogwood trees. BeckyJordi
Two-winged ,
Silverbell trees are found throughout
much of the United States in. cold hardi-
ness zones 5 through 8b. Its normal,
growth height will be between 20 and 30
feet with an equal spread. The white,
bell-shaped flowers appear in the spring.
It likes moist, well-drained soils so it is
important to keep the area under the
canopy.mulched.t6treaih moistui-e.
Two-winged Silverbell trees have.no
major.pest or disease problems, making
this tree a p'i(ft#.additiop to most land-
scapes. Another- benefitof the Two-
winged Silverbell is the production of
showy, small, yellow firit that attract
birds. Some.li ht p-rdning will be
required to keep.branches structurally
sound. Visit http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/
st290. :
Q I heard you talking about how the
Swollen from the oak tree flowers

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might be causing some of our allergy
problems. I have never seen an oak tree
flower. Am I missing something? JJ
A Oaks are monecious, which means
:.the tree has male and female flow-
ers located sepa-
rately on the plant.
The flower clus-
ters are called
catkins. The
female flowers are
classified as pistil-
late and the male
flowers are labeled
staminate aren't
you glad youti
asked? I put that
piece of trivia in
this article just to PHOTO COURTESYOF
remind the Master THE SARASOTAUF/IFAS.
Gardener volun- In the spring
teers the impor- Oak trees pro-
tanrce of the bbtany duce catldns,
class lessons I above, that leave,
taught. yellow pollen all
You would have over our cars
to look very close and outdoor fur-
to see the female niture.
flowers as they are _
quite small which
makes them extremely easy to miss.
The male flowers, on the other hand, are
yellow-green, long and slender. They are
not necessarily attractive either but right
now they are everywhere, hanging from
oak trees and putting off loads of yellow
pollen all over our cars and outdoor fur-
Q I was raking leaves and noticed a
Large cockroach with yellow mark-
ings. I have never seen it before. Can
you identify it for me? PM

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Fernandina Beacn, Fl 32034

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A. I suspect the cockroach you saw
.was the Australian cockroach,
Periplaneta australasiae, which is com-
monly found outdoors among leaf litter,
in flower beds, garden areas and green-
houses. It has yellow markings on its
thorax and a yellow stripe on either side
of its wings.
The Australian cockroach takes
about one year to develop tito a mature
adult. This cockroach has been found in
all the southern coastal regions of the'
U.S. and as far west as California. There
is no reason to be concerned about this
creature roaming your property outside
but an insecticide can be applied along
the perimeter of your home. A chemical
application will prevent this cockroach-
from entering into your home.
If an infestation of any cockroach is
found in the home, it might be advisable
to consider calling iri a professional
exterminator who has.training in locat-
ing pest nesting sites. Finding the
Australian cockroach in your home is
not an indicator offilth like the German
cockroach. Australian cockroaches
would prefer to be outside and do not
necessarily carry the serious pathogens
of the German cockroach. However, you
have my permission to kill the Austra-
lian cockroach if it ends up in your
house otherwise do not worry about it.
Visit http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/mg231.
Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFAS County
Extension Director for Nassau County
and Nassau County'Horticulture Agent
III, is a University of Florida faculty mem-
ber Mail questions to.Garden Talk, c/o
-Rebecca Jordi, Nassau County Extension,
' 543350 US 1, Callahan, FL 32011. Visit
http://nassau.ifas.ufledu. rljordi@aufledu


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A mother cheetah is surrounded by her cubs at White
Oak Conservation Center in Yulee.


Celebration ,
White Oak Conservation
Center presents the annual "A
Celebration of White Oak"
fundraisigg event, scheduled
for Sunday, April 10 from 1-
5:30 p.m.
The highlight event will be
a Cheetah Run, followed by
specialized tours of the con-
servation center. Guests will
also enjoy presentations from
staff and a delicious dinner
along the St. Marys River. A
silent auction will include
behind-the-scenes experi-
ences at White Oak Conser-
vation Center.
White Oak Conservation
Center is one of the world's
premiere wildlife breeding,.
research and training facili-
ties. Located along the St.
Marys River in Yulee, it spans
600 acres and is surrounded
by 6,800 acres of pine and
hardwood forest and wet-
Tickets are $200 per per-
son and are available now. Call
225-3396 or visit www.white
Of the ticket price, $100 is tax-
deductible. White Oak Con-

servation Center is at 581705
White Oak Road in Yulee.
A river cruise to White
Oak Conservation Center with
Kevin McCarthy and Amelia
River Cruises on April 10 will
leave at 9-30 a.m. from the
Fernandina Beach Marina and
reach White Oak at 1 p.m.
Enjoy a tour of the center,
see the incredible variety of
animals that are part of the
important work being done,
feed giraffes, meet the young
,rhino that loves to. be petted,
learn about endangered
species that are being pre-
served and reintroduced into
, the wild and experience the
Cheetah Lure Run. Enjoy din-
ner at White Oak and return
by trolley to Amelia Island,
leaving at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $260 a por-
tion is tax deductible and ben-
efits White Oak Conservation
Center. For reservations email
denamelia@yahoo.com. Visit
www.wocenter.org and www.
ameliarivercruises.com. For
information contact Dickie
Anderson at dickie.ander-
son@gmail.com or 556-6455.

Meet the Farmers'

at bountiful dinner

For some, Farm to Table has
become a clich6 restaurants,use
to attract guests, but for The
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Executive Chef Thomas
Tolxdorfit is a philosophy that
he has ingrained into his culi-
nary team. Freshness, quality,
regionally grown and seasonal-
ly correct are words the chefs
live by, every day. That is no
small task given the amount of
fruits, vegetables, meats and
fish the chefs order weekly for
the oceanfront, luxury resort.
For Thomas, having a per-
sonal relationship with growers
is essential. He explains, "We
visit farms first-hand to see how
they grow their produce and
discuss future trends. Now our
farmers and fish purveyors
gather at our restaurant to expe-
rience how their product looks
on a Ritz-Carlton plate."
Soon everyone can join in.a
Meet The Farmers celebration
served The Ritz-Carlton style.
On Friday, April 8, Cafe 4750 at
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
presents a Farmer Dinner at
6:30 p.m. The event begins with

a casual reception with passed
hors d'oeuvres to meet and
mipgle with the farmers,
seafood purveyors and chefs.
It's the perfect opportunity to
get answers and tips from the
Everyone will want tosam-
ple the appetizer buffet with
shrimp and other local seafood,
farm-fresh vegetables, region-
al meats, honey and house
made charcuterie. Save room
for the seasonal menu served
family-style that includes local
trigger fish, Berkshire pork vari-
ations and a bounty of fresh veg-
etables with house-made dips.
The menu also includes three
servings of Columbia Valley
organic wines paired for dinner.
Each course is introduced by
the chef and a grower. The cel-
ebration concludes with a trio of
citrus-based delectable delights
from the pastry chefs.
Price is $75 per person, plus
tax and gratuity. Reservations
are required. Complimentary
valet parking. For information
and reservations, call 277-1100,
ext 1010.

608 S 81n Street
Fernandina Beacm. FlI 32034
www ACRFL.com

FRIDAY. APRII. 1.2011 NEWS News-Leader

New website for e-check

child support payments

On Feb. 21, the Florida Association
of Court Clerks and Comptrollers
(FACC) launched a new e-payment
website called MyFloridalemit.com,
designed exclusively for those making
child support-payments by electronic
Users making c-check payments
through the current site, MyFlorida
County.com, will have account infor-
mation case umbers, payment infor-
mation, user names, and passwords -
automatically transitioned to the new
website. Users wishing to pay via e-
check should ulxlate their web brows-
er to reflect the new website address.

Service fees will remain the same
a flat fee of $5 per transaction. Now
that the new site is launched, e-check
child support payments will no longer
be accepted through MyFlorida.
County.com, although credit card
payments will continue to be accep-
The launch of the exclusive e-check
website allows FACC to comply with
VISA rules and regulations, allow the
acceptance of VISA-brand credit cards,
. and avoid passing on increasing fees
to users. For more information about
electronic payment options, visit
www. MyFloridaRemit.com.

Nassau Patriots
The Nassau Patriotl.will holt,
Jim Morgan speaking on the Fair
Tax at 9:30 a.m. at Murray's,.rille
on April 2. ,,,
Mike Thompson, aka "Mr,
Conservative," will speakiR on he

subject of "Who is Killing Uncle
Sam" at 7 p.m. April 15 at the
Peck Auditorium in Fernandina
Patriots will join the Shrimp
Festival parade April 28 and are
seeking patriots wearing red, white
and blue to join.


Specialist Darrel
Haller, left, and
Specialist Matthew
Smith, both of the
U.S. Army, purchase a
motorcycle license
plate at the Nassau
County Tax Collector's
Main Office on A1A.
Through the state of
Florida, Tax Collector
John Drew is able to
provide discounts to
active and retired mil-
itary on hunting and
fishing licenses;
exemptions on certain
driver license fees;
and selected military
license plates free of
charge to disabled vet-
erans. During April,
local government
offices, such as the
Tax Collector, are
making a special
effort to promote the
services they offer to
active, retired and
disabled American

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hiddteii t InjIurin- t lit.h head. neck & spine. This damage
n.ay not be lully idenUlled.

Monkey Barrel
Theres more than monkey business going on at
the Monkey Barrel in the Spa & Shops at Amelia
Island Plantation.
Owner Dina Martin offers a wide selection of
items with little ones in mind.
'We carry a variety of clothes and toys from
around the U.S. and some European countries as
Martin worked in retail management after college.
When she decided to open her own store, she
took business development classes to familiarize
herself with the business side of retailing.
Dina chose to open a children store because
she enjoyed working in retail and being around
S hi)dren. 1
She wanted to create a whimsical atmosphere in.
the shop using an animal that children could enjoy,
so she chose monkeys.
With the help of family and friends, Monkey Barrel
was opened in March 1996 and its been a source
of fun and fulfillment ever since.
Its been great and my family loves to help me
with unpacking inventory, merchandising and
working/selling "
Patrons will find clothing in sizes from newborn to
size 10 for boys and size 14 for girls and a good
selection of toys including puzzles, games, dolls,
and cars as well as beach and pool toys, stuffed
animals and arts and crafts kits.
Business hours at Monkey
Barrel are 10 a.m. to
6 p.m. Monday
Saturday & 1 1
a.m. to 5 p.m. on
Sunday Visit with
Dina and her staff
Gwen, Kathy, Sally,
Caroline and John William
at 92 Amelia Village. Check
out their Facebook page
or e-mail Dina at.
monkeybarrel96@comcast. net.
Phone 261-0777. E

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Gator Club '
To help with rising cost of tuition, the
Nassau County Gator Club will offer multiple
$500 individual scholarships to selected
Nassau County seniors chosen to attend the
University of Florida for the 2011-12 school
year. Acceptance to the University of Florida
is highly prestigious and reflects great credit
upon our community, teachers, parents and
students. Contact your school counselor for
an application. For information visit
Applications for the Nassau. County
Community Development Corporation
(NCCDC) Elmo Myers Memorial
Scholarship, Peck Memorial Scholarship and
the Rychard-Lottie-Annie Cook Scholarship
are now available at Fernandina Beach High
School. Applications for the NCCDCO
Scholarship in honor of Felix Jones of
Fernandina Beach are available at Hilliard,
West Nassau, and Yulee high schools.
Deadline is April 18. Contact the guidance
office at your high school or call 261-4396 or
2614113 for information.
Eight Flags Charter Chapter of the
American Business Women's Association
(ABWA) is funding a special scholarship
through the Stephen Bufton Memorial
Educational Fund- (SBMEF). The field of
study is not specified and the scholarship will
be awarded! in the amount of $1,000.
To be eligible for consideration, candi-
dates must be women who: (1) are citizens of

Shrimp fest pageant

Contestant rehearsals for the Miss
Sli imp Festival 2011 Scholarship Pageant,
sponsored by the Hamnpton ipn & Suites,
Amelia Island, Historic.Harbor Front Hotel,
will be held weekly, begirining with the orga-
nizational meeting and rehearsal on April 3 at
6:30 p.m. at the Bean School of Dance, 25 N.
Third St., Fernandirn Beach.
The pageant winner will be awarded a
$1,000 scholarship during the Isle of Eight
Flags Shrimp Festival on Friday evening,
April 29. The pageant is open to high school
juniors and seniors residing in Nassau
County. Eligible participants may attend high
school in'another county or be home-
schooled. The application packet may be
downloaded from www.shrimpfestival.com.
Contestants will be accepted until April 10, Jf
you would like to participate and/or have
questions, call Barbara Book, pageant chore-
ographer, at 583-1770 or Sandy Price, Shrimp
Festival executive director, at 206-0756.
Leave a message with your phone number if

the United States and residents of Nassau
County; (2) will be college first- or second-
year level in August 2011; (3) are attending or
have been accepted at a vocational/technical
school or community college authorized to
confetr associate degrees; and (4) have
achieved a cumulative grade point average
(GPA) of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. To apply,
send your name and email address to: Eight
Flags Charter Chapter, Dawn Lunt at
Trustees of SBMEF serve as the selection
board for this scholarship. Applications must
be completed by May 15 at www.sbmef.org.
The winner will be notified in July. Each one-
time scholarship is not renewable. A check
will be issued jointly to the. educational insti-
tution and the recipient. Funds are limited to
tuition, books and fees.
The Freedom from Religion Foundation's
2011 High School Senior Essay Contest for
college-bound high school seniors offers a
first-place Herbert Bushong award of $2,000.
Additional prizes from $200 to $500 will be
awarded for essays of 500-750 words on the'
topic: Describe a moment that made you
proud to be a free thinker (atheist, agnostic,
Complete guidelines are posted at ffrf.
must be submitted both by mail (High School
: Essay'Contest, FFRF, PO. Box 750, Madison,
WI 53701) and email (highschoolessay@
ffrf.org) by June 1. Winners will be announ-
ced in August. Winning essays will be printed
in Freethought Today, FFRF's newspaper, and
later posted online at FFRF's website.

the call is answered by voice mail.

: Yulee High School has a new club spon-
sored by Beth Gallagher and The Nassau
. Alcohol Crime Drug Abatement Coalition
(NACDAC). The Teens for Change Coalition
(TCC) is a group of teens solely dedicated to
creating positive change in Nassau County.
Through participation in outreach activities
and possessing positive attitudes, TCC will
make a difference and raise awareness of
important social issues in the community.
Current TCC students attending high
school know what positive changes they
want to see happen in their community, how-
ever they would love to hear from you and
what positive changes you would like to see
.Let them know how they can help by con-
tacting Mrs. Gallagher at-225-8641, ext.565,
or Mrs. Albert at 994-2502.
TCC meetings are held at Yulee High
School Mondays after school. If you are
interested, please attend.

Arts focus of field trip

The Youth Leadership
Nassau class met for an "Arts
on Amelia" session last month
at the original Amelia
Community Theatre, where
Linda McClane welcomed them
and shared a bit of history
behind the facility, prior to pro-
viding the students with a tour.
The students were
addressed by Alexandra Carroll
of Kinder Studios, who provid-
ed her perspective on creating
a livelihood with a passion for
the performing arts. The stu-
dents enjoyed her presentation
prior to viewing a rehearsal for
the Peppermint Players.
The youth then visited the
Amelia Island Museum of
History, and after a historical
presentation provided by Sam
Boyd, they learned about quilt-
ing from Linda Martin as she
demonstrated through exer-
cises how this art is a powerful
way to tell stories and .learn
more about history.
The group enjoyed lunch at
the Marina Restaurant prior to
visiting the Island Art
Association gallery. Students

Mary Williams, from left, Amanda Thien, Kelsi Batrous,
Ansley Howard, Victoria Cochrane, Ivy Carter, Mekayla
Mekara and Holden Whiten at an "Arts on Amelia" ses-

toured and even had a hands-on
experience in the studio, creat-
ing models with volunteer
Louise Malone providing words
of inspiration to the students:
The day was planned by for-
mer Youth Leadership com-
mittee member and now retired
UF/IFAS Extension Agent Dr.

Mary Williams. The youth thor-
oughly enjoyed the experience
and will graduate from the pro-
gram this month.
A special thank you to all
the volunteers who made this
an educational learning expe-
rience for the students of Youth
Leadership Nassauw 2



.Iot Pockets'at the top

Fernandina Beach High School team "Hot Pockets" scored highest in Forestry and
Wildlife and won second place overall out of 27 teams at the Regional Envirothon on
March 17 at the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens. They will represent Nassau
County at the Florida Envirothon on April 30 at Jonathan Dickinson State Park, near
Jupiter. Team members are Griffin Moses, Amanda Tiner, Josie Paulsen, Taylor
Smiley and Alexis Turner. Team advisers are Angela Ray and Janine Cazell. The
Regional Envirothon is hosted annually bi the Duval Soil. & Water Conservation
District Board of Supervisor's.

Geanwater project
Recently, Fernandina Beach
Rotary Club member Mike
Clemens met with three
Fernandina Beach High
School classes to share
information about the
Rotary Club's Nicaragua
Water Project, including
students Margaret Eells,
Alexis Kostecki and John
Ward, right. Clemens noted
that some five million peo- "-
ple die from waterborne ill- -
nesses in the world every
year, but that through a
water purification device
developed by Potters for
Peace, many lives can be SUBMITrED
saved. The Potters for Peace device is a simple ceramic filter lined with colloidal silver
that can produce water that is consistently 99 percent pure. The water filters are dis-
tributed by Peace Corps volunteers and to date, 119 filters have been distributed to
seven communities in Nicaragua. The Nicaragua Water Project was sponsored by four.
Northeast Florida Rotary Clubs, including the Fernandina Beach Rotary Club, The
Amelia Sunrise Rotary Club and the Rotary Clubs of Ponte Vedra and St. Augustine.

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Championships' 2011 Florida Championships March 5-6 at the Clay County Fairgrounds in Green Cove Springs. Robinson ropes a
back leg, left, and shows off her hardware with partner Luke, right. The pair are the all-girls champions.

Robinson ropes, rides or state title
BETH JONES Her husband was a regional champion and "I had a really good partner. I drew all my
News-Leader both of his sons went to college on rodeo partners because I don't know the-girls all that
scholarships. well yet"
Kelly Robinson, 46, might be a novice but "I've been riding my whole life but I've only Robinson said she was surprised of her
she's already a champion. been roping three years," Robinson said. "But early success in the team sport.
Robinson, who runs.Kelley Seahorse Stable I have good trainers." ,"That's my first buckle," Robinson said.. "I
with husband Jim Kelley, collected her first "She's been riding since she was a little' couldn't even believe it was happening when
buckle during.the U.S. Team Roping child," said husband Jim Kelley. 'The thing they handed it to me. Did I do that, really,
Championships'2011 Florida Championships about horsemanship, a girl can do just as well three times in a row?
March 5-6 at the Clay County Fairgrounds in as a boy. Roping is challenging. "It's a very difficult sport, especially for a.
Green Cove Springs. She and teammate Tish "She was always a tomboy, so it kind of woman. It's predominantly a man's field, but
Luke of Yeehaw Junction captured the all-girls came natural to her. She is very mechanically there are a lot,of women who do it."
title with a score of 30.83 on three steer. sound. She works at it, she's diligent at it and While training and helping run the 11-year-
"I came back all three times clean, no she accepts her defeat." old stables on the south end of the island,
penalties," Robinson said. "A 30.38 on three But there would be no, accepting defeat Robinson also finds time to drive Tuesdays to
head. It wasn't a screaming fast time but, for a March 6.. Middleburg to pursue certification .as a thera-
beginner, I was really proud of that." "Consistency is the key in roping," peutic riding instructor. .
Robinson, a longtime horseback rider, mar- Robinson said. "You have to catch three steers. Robinson and Luke qualify for the national
tried into the sport of roping. in a row, both of you. So it's a team effort. finals in Oklahoma City in October.



Pirates shut

out Flashes

Fernandina at Bolles,

Yulee at Baker tonight
.Tuesday's matchup turned into a pitch-
ing duel between Pirate hurler Ryne Casey
and Hilliard's Kyle Simmons. Casey limited
Hilliard to just two hits while striking out 10
The host Fernandina Beach.High School
baseball team blanked HUilliard 1-0.
Jake Foley led the. bottom of the seventh
off with a triple and Avery Womble. singled
home Chris Rumsey (running for Foley)
with the game winner.
The Pirates' six-hit attack was led by
Womble (pair of singles), Thomas Guinn,
James Martin, Davis Bean, Foley (triple).
The Pirates (12-5 overall and 4-0 in
District 3-3A) play tonight at Bolles at 7 p,m.
It's another district matchup for the Pirates,
who play Tuesday at Terry Parker before
returning home Wednesday to host St. Pius
at 'h7 p,m.
The Yulee Hornets travel.to Baker
County tonight with a 6:30 p.m. first pitch.
Yulee hosts West Nassau Tuesday and Oak
Leaf Thursday in a district showdown. Both
games are it 6 p.m.


More than 400

in youth league
Amelia Island Youth Soccer opened its .
season this month with a record number of
players. More than 400 took to the field to(
compete on recreation and competitive lev-
Coach Jay Dennison's U-10 team played
skillfully and with heart in their most recent
match Saturday. Joshua Taylor displayed an
outstanding performance as goalkeeper.
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strong on the offensive end while Eli Lesch
and Taylor Adams did a tremendous job
defending the goal.
Still undefeated and playing shorthand-
ed, U14 Coach White's No. 1 Amelia Island
Youth Soccer team delivered its opponent
an impressive defeat on Saturday. Christian
Oliveriscored an early goal to get the team
on the board. Chase Garber scored two
goals, one of which was a sideline shot from
about 25 meters.
S-,'Playing aggressive defense, Lauryn
Shumake helped stifle the opposing offense.
Proving he is immune to fatigue, Ronny
Sephestine scored two second-half goals.
Haynes Cavender scored his first arid sec-
ond goals.of the.season, the latter off a pass
from Garber.
All in all, the team's performance has
improved once again qver the previous
week. Josh Booker displayed some skillful
footwork on offense and Gage Mitchell
made very aware passes, one of which
resulted in a score by Sephestine.
Games are played at the soccer fields at
the Ybor Alvarez sports complex op Bailey
Road in Fernanidina Beach.


Members of the Fernandina Beach Middle School track and field team
ualified for the annual Bob Hayes Invitational March 18 at Raines
Hgh'School in Jacksonville.3The 4x400m girls relay team, above, qual-
ified along with Will Weaver. The team includes, clockwise from top
left; Emma Godfrey, Teddi Lesoine, Emily Faltemier and Monecia
Stewart. The girls teani ran a personal best by 12 seconds with a time
oif;4:36, which surpassed the state qualifying time of 4:40. The team
finished fourth of 18 teams. Faltemier battled in the mile with the
eventual winner and her trading positions three or four times over the
course of the race. Faltemier finished second with a time of 5:46.
Lesoine finished fifth with a time of 6:02. Woods recorded a personal
best in the mile with a 5:01, winning heat one easily. The eventual win-
ner from heat two ran a 4:59 to take first place. The state meet is slat-
ed for May 7.

7 local players named Little Scholars


Pop Warner football honored
150 student-athletes from the First
Coast Conference at the fifth annu-
al Little Scholars Banquet in St,
Augustine Feb. 5. Each recipient
had to. maintain at least a 96 per-
cent grade point average in order
to be eligible.
Fernandina Beach Pop Warner
was represented by seven football
players. Parker Smith, Eddie
Turvey, Garrett Howard, Hogan
and Palmer Alvarez, Aaron
Golding and Ryan Edwards all
received 2010 Little Scholars All-
American awards.

The city of Fernandina Beach
is holding a co-ed one-pitch tour-
nament Saturday at the Ybor
Alvarez fields on Bailey Road.
Games start at 6 p.m.
USSSA rules, six-to-four male-
to-female ratio, 35-minute time
limit for all games, three-home run
limit, Teams supply their own 12-
inch Classic M softballs and 11-
inch-Classic W softballs, available
for purchase. Prizes for first
through: third place. Team fee is
Contact Jason at 277-7256 or
email jbrown@fbfl.org.
Girls ages 8-15, as of Dec. 31,
can sign up for softball through
April 8 at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. Two age divi-
sions, 15- and 12-and-under.

Parker Smith, Eddie Turvey, Garrett Howard, Hogan Alvarez
and Palmer Alvarez, from left, are 2010 Pop Warner Little
Scholars. Not pictured: Aaron Golding and Ryan Edwards.

Practices begin April 13 and sea-
son opens May 9. Cost is $45 for
city residents, $54 non-city with a
$5 discount for siblings. Volunteer
coaches are needed.
Contact Jay at 277-7350, ext.
2013, or jrobertson@fbfl.org.

Backyard olympcs
Sign up for ladder golf, washer
toss, cornhole and horseshoes
during the Backyard Games
Olympics April 16 at Central Park.
Two-person teams. Each event is
$15 or $50 for all four. Prizes in the

individual events and overall.
There is a 30-team limit per
event. Register at the Atlantic
Recreation Center.
Contact Jay at 277-7350, ext.
2013, or jrobertson@fbfl.org for

Jim Robertson had his fourth
career hole-in-one Tuesday at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club. He
aced the ninth hole on the west
course using a five iron from 165

FRIDAY, APRIL 1. 2011 SPORTS News-Leadcr

Black drum run on at beach, south jetties

B ig black drum are
running just off
Main Beach and at
the tip of the St.
Marys south jetty rocks.
Black drum weighing 50-90
pounds were landed by area
fishermen Saturday. Red
drum weighing to 30 pounds
were also running at the jetty

rocks along with sheepshead,
bluefish, whiting and more.
Local saltwater fishermen
Tony Reagon and David
White anchored up at the
south jetty rocks and fished
dead on the bottom with fresh
shrimp rigged to light tackle.
Reagon soon had a big bite
from a fish much larger than

the one-pound whiting the
pair of skilled fishermen were
catching. Thirty minutes
later, White gaffed Reagon's
87.74-pound black drum and
hauled the big fish into the
The two seasoned fisher-
men looked at each other and
said, "We should have

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fish scales Saturday. The fish-
ermen'were not entered in
the Nassau Sport Fishing
Association Drum
Tournament either.
Young Jacob Jones contin-
ues to lead in the NSFA
Drum Tournament with his
85.68-pound drum. Martin
Holder holds down second
place with his 80.32-pound
black drum while Mike
Foster's 76.24-pound black

Needless to say, the
hottest fishing waters in
recent days have been the tip
of south jetty rocks. Fishing
deep on the bottom with cut
crab is producing drum
weighing from 20-90 pounds.
Fresh shrimp is attracting
excellent eating whiting to
two pounds along with puppy
drum, bluefish and
"Spanish mackerel have
also showed up at the St.
Marys inlet during the last
few days," Capt. Terry David
Lacoss reports. "The first run
of Spanish is producing small
fish to one pound; however,
the big ones should show up
any day now."
Beach fishing has been
excellent during the last few
hours of the falling tide while
fishing with a double pom-
pano rig. Fresh shrimp or live
sand fleas are attracting whit-
ing to two pounds.
Vermillion and mangrove
snapper season opens today
with a bag limit of five per
day. Mangrove snapper must
measure at least 10 inches
while mangrove snapper must
measure at least 12 inches.
Tides this weekend will
find a high tide arriving at
8:21 a.m. and a low tide at
*2:45 p.m. at the mouth of the
Amelia River.
The News-Leader encour-
ages local anglers to submit
photographs of their catches for
publication in this space Fri-
days. E-mail photos to bones@

fbnewsleadercom, mail them
to PO. Box 766, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32035, or drop
them by the office at 511 Ash

Rob Bold,
above left, land-
ed a 78-pound
black drum
Saturday while
fishing with
local charter
boat Capt. Tony
Peeplet cap-
stains the local
charter fishing
boat "Southern
Style." Also pic-
tured is Miguel
Garcia. Tony
Reagon, left, '
fished with
David White
recently and
landed a would-
be winner black
drum, weighing
87.74 pounds.
Neither local
fishermen was
entered in the
local black
drum fishing

St. in Fernandina Beach. For
information, contact Beth
Jones at the News-Leader at


The Katie Caples
Foundation will host its sev-
enth annual donor awareness

event, the Katie Ride for Life,
April 16 starting from Amelia
Island. The one-day ridemwalk,
sponsored by the transplant -
center at Mayo Clinic Jack-
sonville, will feature a 62-mile
and 100-mile route for avid
cyclists and a choice of an 18-
mile or 36-mile ride for recre-
ational enthusiasts of all ages.
The ride will span nine
islands, including Amelia, Big
Talbot, Little Talbot and Fort
George. The 5K and 10K walk
will loop through Fort Clinch
State Park.
Call the Katie Caples
Foundation at 491-0811, visit
www.katierideforlife.org or
www.donatelifeflorida.org for

Amelia Elite is having open
gym Mondays and Thursdays
from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in
Building 22 behind Fernan-
dina Beach Middle School.
This is a free, competitive
cheer program open to
Nassau County School stu-
dents ages 12-18. Tryouts for
the 12- to 18-year-old team
will be in April. Amelia Elite will
be adding a youth and a mini

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'dina Beach Pop Warner. Call
277-9660 for information.

Tort to Fortfamily
As part of the Old Town
Fernandina Bicentennial cele-
bration, Amelia Island Run-
ners will present a "Fort to
Fort" family walk and fun run
at 8:30 a.m. April 2.
The route will be from the
site of Fort San Carlos in Old
Town to Fort Clinch and back.
This is an untimed fun run
with no results or awards, but
a clock will be posted at the
finish line.
Registration is $15, which
includes an official T-shirt,
plus refreshments at the fin-
ish. Registration forms are
available at wWw.Amelia
IslandRunners.com and also
at Current Running, 815 S.
Eighth St.

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Way more fun with more th'M

For the News Leader
At Nashville's legendary
Bluebird Caf6, three or four
singer/songwriters at a time are
invited to showcase their songs by.
performing "in the round," where
each takes a turn presenting their
original material. Every once in a
while, the level of talent and musi-,
cianship is so great that stories are
swapped about how a song came
to be, and the artists improvise
with vocal harmonies and guitar
Three of the best performing
songwriters ever to grace the
Bluebird's stage Sally Barris,
Don Henry and Toni Kimmel -
had just such an experience the
first time they shared the
evening's bill. They realized that

by performing together, they
could have way more fun and
make way more music and
much like the Traveling Wilburys
with George Harrison, Bob Dylan,
Roy Orbison and others, that's
how The Waymores came to be.
Grammy Award-winner Don
Henry's songs have been record-
ed by Ray Charles, Patti Page:,
Conway Twitty, Kathy Mattea and
dozens of other great artists but
they shine brightest when sung by
the artist who wrote them. Long
appreciated as one of Nashville's
finest, Henry is revered by fans,
critics and peers alike for being
one of the most inspiring, enter-
taining and funny artists you are
ever likely to see and hear.
Whether in her own hands or
those of hit artists like Martina

McBride or Lee Ann Womack,
Sally Barris's music makes an
indelible impression. And while
her writing credits mightily
impress her songs have been
covered by Trisha Yearwood and
Keith Urban, John Michael
Montgomery, Kathy Mattea and
many others fans and peers are
most captivated by her bright spir-
it and high mountain soprano.
Tom Kimmel's business card
facetiously reads "Overnight
Success," but the truth is far from
it. After graduating college he
worked as a short order cook, bus
boy, taxi driver, chef, shipping
clerk, lab technician, janitor, wait-
er, bartender and window washer
'on his way to establishing himself
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"Th'e Waymores,"
from left, Don
Henry, Sally Barris
and Tom Kimmel,
will perform in
Burns Hall at St.
Peter's Episcopal
Church, 801 Atlantic
Ave., on April 9 at 8
p.m. General admis-
'sion tickets are $15
and available in
advance at program
sponsors First Coast
Community Bank,
1750 South 14th St.
(across from
Walmart), Mixed
Media, 9900 Amelia
Island Pkwy. (at
AlA), or at the
church office at
Eighth Street and
Atlantic Avenue. For
information call
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Pepper's Restaurant on Centre Street in Femandina

Celebrate island's

Mexican heritage

For the News-Leader
History Alive comes again
to Fernandina Beach this
time in celebration of Amelia
Island's Mexican history, with
a dinner at the new Pepper's
Restaurant on Centre Street
on Sunday, April 10 at 5 p.m.
Pepper's will provide a lav-
ish Mexican buffet with one
drink as part of the spring
History Alive fundraiser to
support the Arthur K. and
Margery Huston Freas
Children's Initiative to expand
programs and exhibits for
Pepper's is located in the
former Bank of America
building at 520 Centre St. Don
Shaw owns the building.
Fernandina's Mexican con-
nection is through the pirate
Luis Aury. Born in Paris in
1788, Aury joined the French
Navy and served for seven
years. He spent time in

Venezuela but soon joined a
group of Mexican rebels.
These pirates attacked
Spanish royal ports south of
Galveston, Texas. After many
successful pirate forays, Aury
journeyed to join up with the
infamous Gregor MacGregor,
who had just taken over
Amelia Island from the
Arriving in Fe'rnandina to
find MacGregor gone and
Amelia Island needing money,
Aury was made the
Commander in Chief on the
island since he had $60,000
and two privateers! A procla- *
mation was issued and Amelia
Island was annexed to the
Mexican Republic on Sept. 21,
At the celebration on April
10 guests will enjoy a mari-
achi band and Steve Buel on
the classical Spanish guitar.
Several first-person presen-
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'Life in egg tempera painting

For the News-Leader

M any people are familiar with
the painting "Birth of
Venus" by the Renaissance
master Botticelli. Perhaps
you have seen this wonderful painting at
the Uffizi Museum in Florence; or
maybe you're more familiar with the
version found on the cover of a Grateful
Dead album.
I bet you did not know that Botticelli
rendered his immortal Venus, like all
great painters of his time, with paint
made from the yolks of eggs. Amelia
Island Artists Workshop is sponsoring
Koo Schadler's workshop, "Life in Egg
Tempera," a painting workshop in one of
the most ancient as well as a modern art
form. The workshop will be held April
22-26 at The Plantation Artists' Guild &
Gallery, 94 Amelia Village Circle.
Painting with egg yolk goes all the
way back to ancient Greece. The colors
were in the form of powdered pigments
made from the earth, pulverized stone
or the smoky blacks of burnt bones and
sticks. These pigments were combined
with water, then tempered with a
"binder," something to make it all hold
together and stick. When the binder
used was egg yolk, it was called egg
tempered paint, or egg tempera for
By the 15th century, the Early
Renaissance, egg tempera became the
most popular form of ease painting
.throughout Europe. It was used by virtu-
ally every painter of that time. Late
Renaissance artists such a Michelangelo
and da Vinci also used egg tempera
but by that time a new medium had
arrived on the scene oil. Oil painting
grew in popularity and in a generation or
so, Egg Tempera was practically obso-
Happily, in the 19th century artists
rekindled their love of the ancient medi-
um all over again and the revival of egg
tempera had begun. A score of the early
20th .century American painters adopted
the "new" old medium. One of the most
famous egg painters of them all was

Egg tempera artist Koo Schadler will give a demonstration on the tech-
nique at 7 p.m. April 21 at The Plantation Artists' Guild & Gallery, 94.
Amelia Village Circle at the Spa and Shops at Omni Amelia Island
Plantation. The public is invited. Call the gallery at 432-1750.

Painting with egg yolk goes
all the way back to ancient
Greece. The colors were in
the form ofpowdered pig-
ments made from the earth,
pulverized stone or burnt
bones and sticks.

Andrew Wyeth when he created
'iChristina's World" in 1948.

Interest in egg tempera continues to
ggrow and is used in with a variety of ,
techniques in both the classical way and
adapted to more modern versions of use
for this medium. A Society of Tempera
Painters was formed in the United :,
States. While still relatively unfamiliar to
many people, more and more artists are
discovering the beauty and benefits of
this ancient medium.
Cost of this five-day workshop is
$650, plus,$60 for materials.'It is open to
all levels of experience. Contact Amelia
Island Artists Workshop at 415-3900 or
491-8040. Register online at www.ameli-



Kicking off the Old Town Bicentennial week-
end celebration, the Amelia Island Museum of
History will open its next temporary exhibit, 200
years of Fernandina. tonight
-- j at 7 p.m. with a sneak pre-
'< view of the upcoming WJCT

documentary on the history
'*- of Fernandina. followed by
Cristina Barrios. the Spanish
BICKET Consul-General on the close
relationship between Florida and Spain. and
Emilio Sanchez of the Spain-Florida Foundation:
500 Years. on the 2013 festivities celebrating the
500th anniversary of Spain discovering and set-
tling Florida. Enjoy a Spanish-themed reception.
Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for non-mem-
bers. at the museum. Contact Alex at 261-7378 ext.
102 or alexbuell@ameliamuseum.org.

Old Town Fernandina bicentennial celebra-
tions will be held April 2 in honor of the commu-
nity's founding in 1811 by Spanish Governor
Enrique White.Events include an archeological
exploration, authentic Spanish music and flamen-
co, a 5K family run. free trolley shuttle, home
tours, nature walks, pirate school and weapons

display.,re-enactors, Spanish
choral works. Spanish petanca,
a treasure hunt. vignettes of his
story and walking tours with
museum docents..Visit
www.oldtown fernandina.org
for details.
The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will pres-
ent Tales of Old Town A
Guided Tour of Bosque Bello
Cemetery, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Advance tickets are,
$8 (children under 12 free) and on sale through
today at the Fernandina Beach Library. Tickets
Saturday will be $10 on a space available basis.
Call 321-3460.

Amelia CommunityuTheatre presents
"Morning's At Seven" at 8 p.m. April 7-9.1416 and
2123. with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. April
17. Set in the backyards of sis-
ters. who have lived as next-
door neighbors for decades.
this witty comedy takes a
look at the binding ties of
family relationships.
Directed by Sinda
Nichols, the play features Jim Laughrey. Billy

Powell. Catherine Henry, Jim Hestand. Judy
Laughrey. Brian Gilvey, Linda Janca. Ron Kurtz
and Celeste Amos.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for
students (including college students with current
ID): Call 261-6749 or visit www.ameliacommuni-

The Friends of the Library .
Book Sale will be held at the
Peck Center, 516 South 10th
St.. Fernandina Beach. April 8
from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and
April 9 from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.,. i
with fire-sale markdowns Ibrary
early Saturday afternoon.
Choose from books, audio fN [A
books, magazines, videos,
CDs. DVDs. vinyl records and
games with prices ranging from 50 cents to $3 for
most items. Arrive early to examine specially
priced first editions and other special collections.
Members of Friends of the Library may attend
the members-only preview sale on April 7 from 5-
7 p.m. (if you're not a member, just sign up at the
door or at the Fernandina Beach library before-
hand). Proceeds benefit the Fernandina library.




Paws-Ability RAIN
Resale In the Harris Teeter
shopping center on Amelia
Island will host its grand
opening April 2 from 11
a.m.-5 p.m. The day will fea-
ture skits, comedy and magic
acts every half hour by the
"RAIN Players," free home-
made refreshments and free
balloons. A raffle for a free
night's stay at Amelia Hotel at
the Beach ($200 value) will be
drawn at 5 p.m. You need not
be present to win. Tickets are
$1 or seven for $5 or 15 for
$10. The store accepts dona-
tions Monday through
Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., no
clothing please.
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The European American
Business Club of Amelia
Island, a social club
focused on developing rela-
tionships based on mem-
bers' Joint American and
international heritage, will
hold a river cruise April 3
from 6-8 p.m. with Captain
Kevin McCarthy. The boat.
departs from the marina at
Centre Street. Cost is $25,
payablerthat evening, and
includes appetizers and drinks
catered by Cafe at the
Hamptons. RSVP to timburn-
ingham@gmail.com. Visit

The Amelia Island
Museum of History invites
the public to its next Brown
Bag Lunch Lecture on April
6 at noon, with Dee Stalcup
on the Infamous Gregor
MacGregor. One of Amelia
Island's most legendary char-
acters, MacGregor invaded
Fernandina in 1817 under the
pretext of liberating Florida
from Spain. Larger than life,
MacGregor was friends with
famous revolutionary Simon
Bolivar and conquered Amelia
Island without firing a shot.
Seating is limited and this pro-
gram is free and open to the
public. Contact Alex at 261 -
7378, ext. 102, or alexbuell@
o .
The Men's Newcomers
Club annual Spring Fling
dinner-dance will be held
April 9 from 630-10 p.m. at
the Femandina Beach Golf
Course clubhouse, with
music by Crescendo Amelia,
The event is open to the pub-
lic. Cost is $33 per person,
Beer and wine will be avail-
able for purchase. Dress is
casual with a spring theme -
flowered shirts and dresses
encouraged. RSVP by April 6
with checks made to Men's
Newcomers Club and sent to
Fred Borakove, 4858 Ocean
Forest Lane, Amelia Island,
FL 32034-5625. For informa-
tion contact Borakove at,321 -
1587 or fborakove@aol.com.
Table reservations available
for a minimum of eight, with
the reserving person respon-
sible for organizing the table.
0 *
The next WIN WIN net-
Working meeting is April 11
at 6:30 p.m., hosted by
Carolyn Lockhart of
Prudential Chaplin Williams
Realty at 402 Centre St.

Bring a $10 check payable to
Women in Nassau helping
Women in Need and an appe-
tizer or dessert to share. Non-
alcoholic beverages will be
provided. Attendees may
bring a bottleb'of wine to share.
Business members may bring
brochures and business cards
to distribute and door prizes
are optional. The group meets
the second Monday of each
month at a different business.
To RSVP or for Information
contact Connie at 759-0745 or
Visit winwinnassau.com.
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A Yulee High School
reunion for the classes of
1939 to 1965 will be held on
Apr!l 16 from 5-9 p.m., with
a 50's theme cookout at the
home of Richard Wilson in
North Jacksonville. The meal
is $10 per person. Tickets are
available at Southeastern
Bank in Yulee..or by mail from
Ruth Brewer, 96145 Black-
'rock Road, Yulee, FL 32097.
For Information call 261-5958.
* *
Scot Ackerman, MD, and
staff at First Coast
Oncology will host "I Hope
You Dance," a fundraising
dinner dance/live auction
for the American Cancer
Society Relay for Life, on
April 16 at the Fernandina
Beach Woman's Club, 201
Jean LaFitte Blvd. Buffet din-
ner by Picante is from 6-7:30
p.m. and dancing from 7:30-
10:30 p.m., with music by DJ
Keith. Auction items include
golf and lunch for four at
White Oak Plantation, a night
at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island, autographed sports
items and more. Wine and
beer available. Tickets are
$40 per person and available,
at First Coast Oncology, 1340.
South 18th St., Suite 103. Call
277-2700 or email Laurie@
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"Chocolate for Charities"
will be held April 16 from 1-
5 p.m. at First Presbyterian.
Church Fellowship Hall, St.
Marys, Ga. Chocolate delica-
cies in all forms will be avail-
able to taste and to purchase
and awards will be presented
for creativity, presentation and'
taste in two categories: amia-
teur and professional. Tickets
are $3, available at the door;
and include three samples
and the opportunity to pur-
chase homemade chocolate
desserts, vendor-provided
treats and a variety of craft
items. Proceeds will benefit
Camden County charities. For
information contact the St.
Marys Convention and
Visitors Bureau at (912) 882-
4000 or 866-868-2152. Visit

The Nassau County
Retired Educators Asso-cia-
tion will enjoy a trolley ride
and historic tour of the area
on April 19 at 11 a.m., fol-
lowed by a Dutch treat lunch
at a local restaurant. Call
Nancy Johnson at 225-5570
to reserve your seat.


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Jazz fest tickets
Jacksonville Jazz Festival VIP ticket
packages are now on sale The festival
is free to attendees. or enjoy the festival
with merchandise and special seating.
Tickets for the Jacksonville Jazz Piano
Competition also are on sale. The festi-
val takes place Memorial Day
Weekend, May 26-29.
Visit the Facebook page for the cur-
rent lineup More acts will be
announced, with the full lineup and
schedule to follow on
www.jaxjazzfesi cornm
Packages. passes and tickets are
available at the Office of Special
Events, 117 W Duval St., Suite 280.
(904) 630-3690. and the Jacksonville
Landing, 2 Independent Drive, in the
management office Jacksonville Jazz
Piano Competition tickets are available
at the Florida Theatre box office, 128 E.
Forsyth St, Monday-Friday, 9 a m -5
p.m. or by calling 1904) 355-ARTS.
Chamber music
Amelia Island will celebrate the 101h
season of the Amelia Island Chamber
Music Festival (www.aicml com)
between May 20 and June 19, with
more than 50 internationally acclaimed
artists and 20 performances in Intimate
settings around the island The sched-
ule can be viewed al www.aicmf.com.
Tickets may be purchased online or by
calling 261-1779. Get 10 percent off for
three to five performances and 20 per-
cent off for six or more concerts
Pairs and Spares'
"Pairs and Spares," a concert by the
Island Chamber Singers, directed by
Jane Lindberg. will be held tonight at 8
p.m. and April 3 at 3 p m at Amelia'
Plantation Chapel, 36 Bowman Road. A
reception will follow tonight's concert, In
the fellowship hall
Enjoy classical works, paired with
their counterparts from another era,
from the Renaissance to the 21st centu-
ry. A few pieces have no 'pairs," hence
the "spares." Lindberg will conduct the
singers and a small orchestra of organ,
strings, trumpet and timpani.
Tickets are $15 lor adults, $5 for stu-
dents and free for children under 5 and
available at both AIFBY Chamber of
Commerce locations, 102 Centre St
and 961687 Gateway Blvd., from any
singer, at the door or online at
www.islandchambersingers.com. Call
American Idol in Yulee
The YHS Band is hosting American
Idol Season 6, Top 5 finalist Phil Stacey,
live in concert tonight Doors open at 6
p.m the concert at 7 p m. at Yulee High
School All proceeds go to the YHS
Band Parent Association to help support
the music program at the school
Contact any YHS Band/Colorguard stu-
dent to purchase tickets, which are $10
in advance or $12 at the door
Sounds on Centre
Sounds on Centre presents
Crescendo Amelia tonight from 6-8 p m.
on Centre Street between Second and
Front streets, downtown Femandina
Beach. The monthly concerts, spon-
sored by the Historic Femandina
Business Association, are free to the
public Bring a chair and your dancing
shoes For information, sponsorship
opportunities or volunteering contact
Loren Lum at 321-1605 or

Theatre is reserving a spe-
cial walkway outside the
front entrance to the Main
Stage theatre for commem-
orative bricks that can bear
your name, the name of your
business or whomever you
For a $250 donation, your
brick can honor the theater's
past and be a permanent part
of its future. For more informa-
tion and details on specific
engraving visit www.amelia-
communitytheatre.org or call
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Amelia Community
Theatre will hold auditions
for the moving drama "The
Diary of Anne Frank" at 7
p.m. April 11 and 13 at 207
Cedar St. Five men and five
women are needed for the
cast. Three of the characters
are teenagers. Performances
will be in June and Charles
Horton will direct the show.
For information contact the
theater at 261-6749.
* *
"Offices," three comedic
plays by Joel Coen, will be
presented April 14, at 7:30
p.m., April 15 and 16 at 8
p.m. and April 17 at 2 p.m.
at Florida State College at
Jacksonville, South

lorenlum@p5pro.com. Visit www.down-
International music
The Florida House Inn, 22 S Third
St will host International recording
artist Rafael Manriquez and Duamuxa
featuring Marci and Ricardo Valdlvleso
at 7 p.m. Apri[ 2.
Manriquez has three recordings at
the Smithsonian Folkways and has
released more than 25 works of music
ranging from solo to ensemble jazz,
folklore and contemporary arrange-
ments. Duamuxa performs original
music and interpretations of contempo-
rary Latin American repertoire. Tickets
are $25 and include a glass of wine and
hors d'oeuvres They are available at
the inn.
Free on April 4 at 6 p.m at Jacoby
Symphony Hall -Times-Union Center
for the Performing Arts, listen in on sev-
eral top-level JSYO musicians in an
inspiring show of talent in the final round
of the Young Artlsts Competition. The
winners will perform their solo concerto
pieces with the Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra at the Major/Minor Concert
on May 6, sponsored by Rayonler. Visit
Band concert
Amelia Arts Academy's New
Horizons Concert Band will play your
favorite big band tunes, marches and
more on April 7 at 7 p.m. at Amelia
Plantation Chapel. Hear Nassau
County's only community band make'
music for the whole family. The concert
Is free and open to the public, with
donations accepted at the door. For
information call 277-1225.
Hisry and song
Friends of the Library, Fernandina
Beach, present "Lifting Up Our Voices
Through Time," a free program on com-
munity dedication and history, 'as evi-
denced in architectural details and
treasured windows, against a backdrop
of song.
Join the Friends and members of the
Florida Humanities Council April 9 at
7:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist
Church, 715 Ash St
Taste of the Blues'
Free monthly concerts will be held
from 7:30-10 p.m. at Cafe Kanbo, 27 N.
Third St.. leading up to the Amelia
Island Blues Festival Sept. 16 and 17.
Preview concerts will be held April 14,
May 19. June 16, July 14, Aug. 18 and
Sept 8.
For Information visit www.ameliais-
Join the Dynamic Les DeMerle Jazz
Trio featuring Bonnie Elsele as they
return home from a three-month cruise
contract in the Caribbean, in the Les
DeMerle Jazz Party Lounge of
Gennaro's South, 5472 First Coast
Hwy., April 15 and 16 at 7 and 9 p.m
Music charge is $10. Call 491-1999 for
tickets and reservations.
Amelia Island Coffee
Amelia Island Coffee, 207 Centre
St., hosts a music circle on Saturdays
from 7:30-10 p.m. featuring great local
musicians. Admission is free and all are
welcome. Come enjoy dessert, coffee'
and music.

Campus, Nathan H. Wilson
Center for the Arts, 11901
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville.
The play features 22 stu-
dent actors, a student
set/lighting designer and 10
crew members from all areas
of the First Coast, directed by
Professor of Theatre Ken
Tickets are $10 adults; $5
for FSCJ faculty, staff and stu-
dents; and $8 for seniors and
military. Call (904) 646-2222.
For audiences age 17 and


"Holliday at Indigo," fea-
turing calligraphic paintings
by Eliza Holliday, is an'
ongoing exhibit at Indigo
Alley Tavern & Gallery, 316
Centre St., Fernandina
Beach. For more information
call 261-7222 or 556-2517.

Award-winning photog-
rapher Leonard Messlneo
will be presented at an Invi-
tation-only exhibit at the 7th
Street Gallery April 9 and
16. Those interested in
attending may call Deb Cottle
for reservations at 261-2712.
To see Messineo's work visit

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The Plantation Artists'
Guild & Gallery will host
Jacksonville artist Nadine
Terk In an all-day workshop
April 11 from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m., with a morning lecture
and afternoon individual port-
folio critiques. Cost is $28
(limit 30 people), lunch not
The workshop will be held
at the gallery, 94 Amelia
Village Circle at the Spa and
Shops at Omni Amelia Island
Plantation. Mail or drop off
checks, payable to the
Plantation Artists' Guild &
Gallery, to hold your reserva-
tion. A registration form (for
Terk to get to know you and
your art) is available at the
gallery or call 432-1750 to
have one mailed.
* *
The 8th Annual Art and
Craft Show and Sale Is a
showcase for local artisans
and crafters that will
include the work of
painters, photographers,
fabric artists, jewelry
designers and other mixed
media artists. The event will
be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
April 1P in Maxwell Hall
behind Memorial United
Methodist Church at 601

DogStar Tavem
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N Second St.,
Hayshaker tonight. Earth Bombs Mars
March 26. Visit Dog Star on
Facebook. Call 277-8010

Green Turlde
The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St,
live music. Call 321-2324.
The Hammerhead
Karaoke is now on Sunday nights
with Daddy '0" DJ. Follow The
Hammerhead on Facebook at
Hammerheadbar Islandbbq
Horizons restaurant, 4828 First
Coast Hwy., in the Palmetto Walk
Shops, live music Thursdays, Fridays
and Saturdays.'Call 321-2430. Visit
www horizonsamellaisland corn.
The instant Groove plays each
Thursday night at The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island
Indigo Alley
Indigo Alley, 316 Centre St.,
Frankle's Jazz Jam the first Tuesday of
every month; other three Tuesdays,
Acoustic in the Round at 7 p.m.; second
and third Wednesdays, Indigo Film
Club: open mike night Thursdays at
7:30 p.m., live music Fridays and
Saturday at 8 p.m. Cadl 261-7222.

Larry & The Backtracks perform
every Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at
Kelley's Courtyard Cafe, 19 S. Third St.
Call 432-8213.
O'Kanes Irish Pub and Eatery, 318
Centre St., free trivia each Monday at
7:30 p.m.; wine tasting the third
Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., with 10 wines for
$10 along with cheese and crackers
and live entertainment; dart tournanrrent,
every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.; Dan Voll
Tuesday 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. Visit www.okanes.com.
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St.,
live entertainment most nights. Contact
bill@thepalacesaloon.com, visit
www.thepaiacesaloon.com or call 491-
Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910
Atlantic Ave., Macy's live inside
Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. for wing
night; Big Vic & the Screaming Deacons
live inside tonight starting at 9 p.m.. live
music on the patio every Wednesday-
Sunday. Call 310-6904. Visit
www SandyBottomsAmelia com.
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199
South Fletcher Ave., Richard Stratton
tonight; Gary Keniston April 2; Richard
Stratton April 3; Gary Keniston April 4;
Stevie "Fingers" April 5; DJ Roc April 6;
Reggie Lee April 7; and Andy Haney
April B. Music is 5-9 p.m. weeknights
and 6-10 p.m. weekends.
Bingo on Mondays and triva on
Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the inside bar.
Call 261-5711.

Centre St. Delicious home-
baked goods for sale. Lunch
available for purchase. The
event is sponsored by the
Memorial United Methodist
Women. No admission,
* *
The first ARC Reception
& Art Show April 21 from 4-
8 p.m. will feature original
works created by ARC's
developmentally disabled
clients who participate in its
on-campus art classes. The
show, hosted by Stephanie
Medina and the Waterwheel
Gallery, 5047 First Coast
Hwy., Fernandina Beach, Will
raise funds while showcasing
unique and colorful art on
canvas masterpieces.
" For information call ARC
Nassau at 225-9355.
* *
William Maurer meets at
9:30 a.m. Thursday at the
Amelia Island Coffee Shop
for outdoor sketching around
town, for those who want to
draw or also improve their
paintings. Call 261-8276.

Kathleen Maurer's begin-
ner acrylic painting class is
starting soon, for beginner or
advanced painters. All wel-
come. Call 261-8276.

a tTravis and a host of others) dish up a dash of The and old school country that is
SONG Continued from B and critically acclaimed per- Wilburys, a splash of Alison both unique and familiar.
as an award-winning song- forming artist with seven Krauss and a sprinkle of They'll perform at "An
writer Oohnny Cash, Linda albums to his credit. Beatles a delicious blend of Evening of Story & Song" on
Ronstadt, Joe Cocker, Randy Together, The Waymores contemporary folk, retro pop Saturday, April 9 at 8 p.m.

Continued from ,1B
ters will discuss the Mexican
and Hispanic heritage of the
area. Appearing will be a friar,
a senorita and a pirate. A pifa-
ta and raffles are planned.
The menu includes nachos,

quesadillas, taquitos, four
kinds of fajitas and a full taco
bar. Churros and flan will be
served for desert.
The Garcia-Villasenor fam-
ily has been in the restaurant
business for many years. In
2005 Reuben Garcia-
Villasenor and his sons-in-law

Jose Benavidez and Juan
Angel started Pepper's. Now
there are eight locations in
Florida, specializing in daily
hand-prepared authentic
Mexican foods primarily from
the state of Jalisco, the land of
Tequila and Mariachi. Garcia-
Villasenor enjoys telling peo-

pie of the Mexican saying,
"The happiness of the human
being enters the mouth."
Tickets are $30 per person
and available at the museum,
233 South Third St., or by
calling 261-7378, ext. 102. For
information, visit ameliamuse-

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201 Help Wanted 400 FINANCIAL 603 Miscellaneous 616 Storage/Warehouses 703 Spn-rr Equipmrnt Sales 810 Farms .& Acreage 855 Apartmeniu-Furrish. Trur03 Vans
202 Sales-Business 401 Mlortgage Boughi/Sold 604 Bicycles 617 Macnir.ery-Tools-EQuip 704 Recreation Vehicles 811 Commercal/Retal 85.6 Apnarimesr,[-Ur,- jrr, Voonrcle
203 Hotei/Restaurant 402 StocksE& Bonds 605 Computers-Supplies 618 Auctionis 705 Cornpute, s& Supplies 812 Propertv Excriange 857 Corndo--Fu.-._ned 905 Commercial


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check the Nassau Humane Society
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to the airport (904)321-1647 & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440.

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201 Help Wanted
Savannah Grand Assisted Living. Phone

Femandina Beach is seeking a loving,
caring, mature individual to care for
our children age birth 4. Must be
able to work a rotating schedule
including Sunday am & pm, Wed pm &
special events. Applications available
Mon-Fri 8:30am-4pm at Church office.

S 201 Help Wanted
experienced servers, cashier, cooks &
salad prep. Full-time, flexible schedule.
Email to justright058@bellsouth.net.
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Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
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SALES PT & FT. Apply in person Sat.
April 2nd, 2:00 4:00. Call for
directions, 225-8031 or call for
busy shop in Fernandina. Someone
with clientele Is desired, but willing to
meet with all licensed stylists. Please
call (904)261-0417 after 10am and ask
for Vicki to set an appointment.
ASST. FOR 2 execs in AI office -
Exper. in accounting (QB) and admin.
support duties including knowledge of
Word, Excel, filing, and phones. Email
resume in confidence to
LAMB DAY CARE now hiring part-
time position. Please call 261-5301.
Savannah Grand Assisted Living. Phone
CAN YOU DIG IT? Heavy Equipment
School. 3 wk training program.
Backhoes, bulldozers, trackhoes. Local
job placement asst. Start digging dirt
now. (866)362-6497. ANF
TECH is needed for a beautiful
apartment community located in
Fernandina Beach. Must be HVAC
certified, and have tools and reliable
transportation. Fax resume to
DRIVER Strong freight, Regional or
Express lanes, F/T or P/T, local
orientation, daily or weekly pay. CDL-A,
3 mos current OTR exp. (800)414-
9569. www.driveknight.com. ANF
NOW HIRING Island Car Wash in
Fernandina Beach looking for Car Wash
Manager. Mgmt exp preferred Call
Chris S. (412)726-5300
professional a must! Call Ace Taxi at
(904)225-8888. New owners.
recent commercial exp to transfer
motor homes, straight trucks, &
(800)501-3783. ANF

DRIVERS Earn up to 39t/mi. Home
several nights & weekends. 1 yr OTR
flatbed exp. Call (800)572-5489 Susan-
ext 227, Pam ext 238, SUNBELT
all positions. Experience required. No
phone calls please. Send email to:

201 Help Wanted I
motivated, creative people for full and
part time line cook positions. Also
needed is a high energy
bartender/beverage cart attendant.
Experience is necessary. Please apply
in person at The Golf Club of Amelia
Island, 4700 Amelia Island Parkway.

exp'd hair stylist & skin care specialist.
Commission or booth rental available.
Contact Marie (904)261-2778.

La Petite Academy seeks an Assistant
Director for our Fernandina school!
Must have CDA and mgmt exp working
in a licensed child care facility.
Fax resume to Jenny Vianueva at
(248)697-9006 or

DRIVER Recession proof refrigerated
freight. Plenty of miles. Need
refresher? Free tuition at FFE. $1000
sign-on. Pet & Rider policy. CO & 0/0'S.
recruit@ffex.net. (855)289-2217. ANF

ASAP New pay increase! 34-46 cpm.
Excellent benefits. Need CDL-A & 3
mos recent OTR. (877)258-8782.
www.meltontruck.com. ANF

S202 Sales-Business
44-YR ESTABLISHED Manufacturer
Home Retailer looking for exp. sales
person. Draw + comm., Insurance,
401K & bonuses. Email resume to
yulee@prestigehomecenters.com or
call (904)225-0884

204 Work Wanted
Small jobs welcomed. (904)583-1465

TOO MUCH TO DO? Part-time
administrative 'help. Professional,
confidential. (904)879-0446

Starting price $25. Specializing In lawn
care and weed control. Call (904)556-

> -r -.. -Call 548-8470.

207 Business
DO YOU EARN $800 in a day? Your
own local candy route. 25 machines &
candy all for $9995. All major credit
cards accepted. (877)915-8222.

301 Schools &
high paying Aviation Maint. Career. FAA
approved program. Financial aid if
qualified Housing avail. Aviation
Institute of Maint. (866)314-3769. ANF
Attend College Online from home.
Medical, business, paralegal,
accounting, criminal justice. Job
placement assistance. Computer
available. Financial aid if qualified. Call
www.CenturaOnline.com. ANF

1306. Lessons/Classes
musician available for classes'. Positive
environment. Reasonable rates. John
Kaminski (904)415-6555.

403 Finance
CASH NOW -' Cash for your structured
settlement or annuity payments. Call
J.G. Wentworth 1-866-494-9115.
Rated A+ by the Better Business
Bureau. ANF

404 Money To Loan
- As seen on TV. Injury lawsuit
dragging? Need $500-$500,000+
within 48 hrs? Low rates. Apply nowby
phone. Call toll free (800)568-8321,
www.lawcapital.com. ANF

501 Equipment
SAWMILLS Band/chainsaw. Spring
sale. Cut lumber any dimension,
anytime. Make Money & Save Money. In
stock, ready to ship. Starting at $995.
(800)578-1363 ext. 300N. ANF

503 Pets/Supplies
AKC LAB PUPPIES for sale. Call
(904)879-4625, (904)201-0731 or
medication. Reward. Also, Siamese
mix kittens free to good home. Call
(904) 225-9940.
Puppies for sale. (904)277-2394

I 01 Garage Sales
households participating, Meadowfield.
A1A to Meadowfield Bluff to Riverwood.
Fri. 4/1 & Sat. 4/2 beginning at Sam.
Antiques, household, clothes, toys, &
items, especially baby clothes. Sat.
4/2, 8am-12pm. 900 Cedar St.,
Fernandina Beach.
YARD SALE Sat., 8am-12pm. Dining
room set, bar stools, & much more.
1709 Delorean Ct. (Egans Bluff North).
Natures Lane East at Natures Gate just
off Citrona Dr., on Sat. 4/2 from Sam-
12pm. We've got a great selection of
items. Don't miss it. See you there!
4/1 & Sat. 4/2, 8am-2pm, Yulee.
Arnold Ridge off Chester Rd by Home
Depot. Take Chester Rd to.theend &
left on Arnold Ridge Dr. Furniture,
household items, electronics, plants,
antiques, tools, kid stuff, fishing. Rain
dates 4/8 & 4/9.

8:30am-? Rain or shine. Everything
must go. Furniture, kitchen Items,
refrigerator, too much to list. 862388
North Hampton Club Way.

BIG YARD SALEI!! Sat. 4/2, 8am-?
32" Sony HD wide screen TV, many
other household Items. 96585 Cessna
Dr. (across A1A from Wal-Mart). Look
for "Yard Sale".signs.
SAT. 4/2, 8AM-2PM Household
Items and lots more. Too many items
to list & we want it gone! 32393 Grand
Parke Blvd., Flora Parke..

I 601 Garage Sales
THURS. & FRI. 8am-5pm. Furniture,
glassware, collectibles, books, baby
furniture, plus lots of free clothes.
Follow yellow signs to 85462 Avant Rd.,
Yulee. 225-8478

YARD SALE Sat. 4/2, 8am. Antique
sewing cabinet, wardrobe & chest of
drawers. Odd sized guitar cases, books
and various interesting items. 2175
Cumberland Ct.
YARD SALE Stamp sets, ink pads,
card stock, stamping supplies. See
Mary at VFW Yard Sale on Saturday.
Down under Shave Bridge. Follow signs
to VFW Post 4351. (904)753-3681
GARAGE SALE Sat. 4/2, 9am-3pm.
710 N. 15th St., Fernandina. Sofa,
love seat, washer, dryer, boy's clothes:
shirts size med-lg/jeans size 30-34,
dishes, & more.
SALE Fri. 4/8 & Sat. 4/9, 8am-
noon. Fernandina Beach Airport -
McGill Aviation Hangar. Household
items, fum., clothing, etc. Donations
accepted Thurs. 4/7 from 9am-noon.
GARAGE SALE Sat. 4/2, from 8am-
12 noon at 95292 Arbor Ln.,
Nassauville. Baby clothes, wedding
accessories, furniture, misc.
Post 54 '626 3rd St, will be holding a
garage sale, Sat. 4/2 from 9am-2pm.
The Sons of the American Legion will
also be selling BBQ. Public welcome.

Antiques, collectables, some World War
I era. Custom Pottery, art work &
household items. 9am-3pm, Sat 4/2 -
Sun rain date. Little Piney Island,
Corner of Piney Island Dr & LPI Crt.

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601 Garage Sales

ESTATE SALE Marvelous items in
beautiful oceanfront home, 3620 S.
Fletcher. Sofa, large beveled mirror,
queen size Springair bed, antique
cherry wash stand, 10' & 12' silk
plants, fantastic art work, hall tree,
king size headboard w/frame & two
night stands, Link-Taylor chest,
wicker chest, many lamps, 2 plant
stands, round glass top pedestal
dining table & 8 chairs, (very nice)
round white dinette table & 4 chairs,
books, pottery, small kitchen
appliances, glass bar table w/3
stools, step back cabinet, 2 bar
stools, Austin sculpture, large globe
bar, 4-pc entertainment center, 2
Broyhill chairs, glassware galore,
antique items from closed shop,
office chair, refrigerator, oak side
table, golf clubs, oak mission desk,
child's pedal car, pet stroller,
Audubon art work, marble top brass
server, tugs, Kenzan style rustic ware
multi color china. Beautiful items in
this 3 yr old ocean front home.
Thurs. 3/31, Fri. 4/1 & Sat. 4/2,
8am-3pm. 3620 S. Fletcher, Fem.
Bch. Follow the red & white signs.
YARD SALE Sat. 4/2, 8am-lpm.
96017 River Marsh Bend:. Take
Barnwell to Riverside Subdivision.
Household items, furniture, sliding
door, blinds, Princess House crystal.
Lots more.
4/2, .7am-2pm.. Baby clothes, boy's
-clothes, teen's clothes, furniture,
'household Items, lots of good stuff for
everyone. Cartesian Point, 76073 Long
Pond Loop.
- (off Bailey Rd.) Sat. 4/2, 8am-2pm.
NORTH HAMPTON Power and hand
tools, lawn equipment, fishing and golf
items. 85505 Bostick Wood Dr. Sat., 4/2.
GARAGE SALE Sat. 4/2, 9am-?
Antique furniture, household &
children's items, books, videos,
exercise equipment, & more. 2255
Offshore Dr., Ocean Landing Subd.
8am-2pm. Bridgeview Self Storage,
474431 E. SR 200, FB, 261-5066.
Several units open for your shopping
pleasure. Yulee Elementary School
car wash and bake sale. Sweet
Treat Concessions serving snow
cones, boiled peanuts, hot dogs and
pulled pork.
Saturday, April 2nd, 8am-12noon.
Turn at Murray's Grille (Yulee) onto
Amelia Concourse. Rain or Shiie.

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1925 S. 14- St., Suite 4
Amelia Island, FL
Sales (904)277-9700

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Oceanfront Beautiful Villa Nassau Lakes 96118 Cayman
3 BR/3.5BA on South Fletcher. Circle 4/3 with salt water pool. Must
No HOA fees. $895,000 MLS#52002. see! $234,900 MLS#54132

86204 Hayley Place PRIVACY 535 Ocean Ave. Duplex on 536 N. Fletcher Duplex
with this 2/2 2090 sq ft. home the beach! Upstairs 2 BR/2 BA, Upstairs, 2 BR/2 BA, down-
on 1.67 acres with a large block downstairs 2 BR/1 BA. Also has stairs 2 BR/2 BA Ocean views.
barn. $89,900 MLS# 54642. free standing cottage with $400,000 MLS#53529
_duplex. $850,000 MLS#53528

338/40 TARPON AVE., 96375 Piedmont Dr. 3/2.5 861536 Worthington Dr.
338/40 Tarpon Ave., 5 Plex at Great home! $144,900 3/2 home in Pages Dairy
Main Beach, can be sold sepa- MLS#54014 $139,900 MLS#53298
rately $499,900 MLS#51366

1809 Lewis St, Large building Spanish Oaks, 3/2 well main- Located at 96656 Chester
close to the ocean on American tained home. Fenced yard, 2 Road Very nice, great lot,
Beach. $500,000 MLS#52494 car garage. $165,000 move in ready 3BR/2BA.
MLS#54335 $130,000 MLS#53616

85543 Elise Road, Yulee 2BR/2BA, 1951 South 8th Street
all new bath fixtures, new carpet, Warehouse with showroom
just painted $750/mo Call for details

602 Articles for SaleI
CELL PHONES Two new, in box, LG
DARE. Verizon activation required. Pair:
$185.00. Harry (904)557 4772.
TREADMILL Excellent condition, high
quality. Hardly used. (904)277-4716
FOR SALE Kenmore washing
machine, queen size sleeper sofa,
beautiful 6-pc cherry wood w/bamboo
design BR suit. Call Patti at (904)206-
Complete food booth and related
inventory. Great shape. Call John
SCOOTER with Harmon handicap lift.
Both in excellent condition. Sell as pair
$1250. (904)583-2111.
BUNKBEDS $100 Utility Trailer $75,
32" TV $50, TV cart $20, AC/DC travel
TV $20. 491-3577.

MOVING SALE Amelia Concourse to
N. Hampton Club Way,, go 3 miles,
make left on Sagaponack to 85414 on
right. Modern & classic furn., beige
leather sofa group, Ethan Allen queen
cherry sleigh bed & triple dresser,
black/glass china cab., bar high table
w/2 chairs, patio furn., dining table,
deluxe BBQ grill, art, & accessories.
Thurs., Fri., Sat., 8am-3pm.

609 Appliances
WHIRLPOOL Side-by-side
refrigerator, stove, microwave &
disHwasher. All matching color. Call

610 Air Conditioners
HEAT/COOL Window units & ice
machines, used all sizes w/warr.
Repairs to central & window AC's,
refrigerators & freezers. Kish's

611 Home Furnishings
Quality products 50-80% off retail.
Queen mattress sets $175. Sofa &
Love $425. 5 pc Bedroom set $399:
House packages available. A LOW $$$.
Call (904)245-9397

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802 Mobile Homes
4BR/3BA on 2 acre lot. Owner has
financing. Low to no down. $600/mo.
.Call (904)589-9585.

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

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

|808 Off Island/Yulee
3BR/2BA HOME needs some TLC.
$105,000. 83318 St. Mark Dr. in
Lofton Creek Subdivision, in Yulee off .
of AIA/SR 200. Serious inquiries only.

809 Lots
ALMOST 1 FULL ACRE .97 just off
A1A on Amelia Island. Huge oaks. Has
well & septic. $68,000. Call (904)451-

Two lots with awesome views of the
Amelia River. Drastically reduced
priced. (904)583-4134

1813 Investment PropertyI
Owner Operator, City water/ sewer.
Serious inquiries only.(904)845-3939.

814 West Nassau County
2500 SQ. FT. 3BR/2BA HOME on 1 -
acre. Additional cottage behind home
(JBR/1BA, LR, kitchen). Call (904)813- '.

817 Other Areas
zoned, 4951 Woodlane Cir.,
Tallahassee, FL 32303. 1 acre w/office
& shop. 3 parcels sell as 1 unit for 1
price. Live event 4/28 at 11am EDT.
Info & online bidding now:
www.abalauction.com (850)510-2501.
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opening. 4/2 only, 2 for 1 sale! Buy
$39,900 riverfront lot, get RV lot
absolutely free. Direct Gulf access.
Limited supply. (888)392-9944. ANF

852 Mobile Homes
NICE 5, 4 & 3BR/2BA DW MHs -
Nassauville area. $750-850 per mo.
Plus Dep. Call Sara at (904)753-3268.

FOR RENT 3/2 doublewide on large
lot in Nassauville. Must have
references. First month & deposit,
$850/mo. Must keep yard mowed &
picked up. Please call 904-556-3414 &
leave msg.

3BR/1BA CH&A, in Nassauville area.
Call 261-6703 after 5pm.

2BR/2BA MOBILE HOME for rent
on island. $650/mo. + $500 deposit.
Partially furnished, water & trash
included. Call (904)451-1590 for

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854 Rooms
ROOM FOR RENT Private bath.
$400/mo. Call (904)556-0126.

ROOM FOR RENT for single. 5
minutes from beach. Private bath,
private entrance. $100/wk. + $200
dep. Call 10am-6pm, (904)430-7091

855 Apartments
AT BEACH Long term. Effic $200 wk
+ dep. Utils included. Also, 1 & 3BR
SWMH in park, clean, reJnod.Starting
$150 wk/$600mo Utils avail. 261-5034

'56 Apartments
Affordable Apartments For Rent -
has 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for
rent. Post Oak Is a quaint and cozy
community close to Historic Femandina
Beach, shopping, area schools, and
miles of beautiful beachesI Equal
Opportunity Housing Complex and
Handicap Accessible. Call today 277-

new paint, new carpet, CH&A, W/D
connections. No smoking. Service
animals only. $875/mo, water &
sewage included. 261-4127, ,737 N.

$600/mo. + security deposit & utilities.
Call 261-6776.

OCEAN VIEW !- Luxury 3BR/1BA, tile
floors throughout, W/D, upgraded
appliances. 927 N. Fletcher, upstairs.
$995/mo + dep. (904)386-1005

857 Cbndos-Furnished4 858 Condos-Unfurnished Is Himesnfurnish

2BR/2BA 2-car garage. Long Term
rental $1,150/mo. Tennis court & pool.
Deposit req'd. No smoking. Application
fee required. Pis call (904)838-1969.

Nicely furnished 2BR/2.5BA condo.
Pool, W/D, 2 floors. No smoking. Sec.
dep. + util. $1100/mo. (910)695-9935

OCEAN FRONT 2BR/2BA, L/T rental,
pool, fishing pier, tennis, walkover,
parking for two. $1500/mo. + electric,
phone, & cable. (904)583-8733

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ground floor. Small complex,
amenities, upgraded, central Island
location near medical facilities, pool.
Available now. Ph. (904)556-6853.

floor, pool, tennis court, clubhouse,
near beach. Service pets only. $800/
mo. + $600 sec. dep. (847)867-3163

unit, appliances, Including W/D. Pool,
tennis. 1 yr lease. No smoking. $945/
mo. + deposit. Reference check. Call

THE COLONY Close to Ritz, Omni,
beach. 2-car gar, 2BR/2BA townhouse,
vaulted ceilings, assoc. pool, tennis.
$900/mo. Ref. LM (904)225-2112.

Condo. Tennis Crt, Swimming pool.
$825/mo. Pis call 261-9881.

Living in Paradise. 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe
condos in gated, lakeside community
with 24/7 fitness ctr, resort-style pool,
tennis & more! Starting at just
$749/mo! Call Tammy for our spring
special @ 904-415-6969 for a showing.

Townhouse on Island. Close to
beach & shopping. Granite c-tops, SS
appliances. $1200/mo + util.

3.5BA, 3 levels, private elevator,
double car garage, nearly new.

SMALL 3BR/1BA on island,
secluded, W/D hookup. Lease required.
$800/mo. + $500 deposit. (904)753-

3BR/2.5BA 2-car garage, Amelia
Park. $1500/mo. (904)261-1173

3BR/2BA, garage, on quiet street, near
shopping, short drive to beach. $1250/
mo. (305)308-6505

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1BR/1BA COTTAGE North 3rd St.
All appliances. Fenced yard. $800/mo.
Call (904)277-3095, leave message.

HUGE 3BR/3BA in Amelia National.
No smoking., Pets OK. $1750/mo. Club
privileges optional. Call Terri at (904)

RENT TO OWN On Island 3BR/1.5BA
house. Central heat/air. $895/mo. +
dep. or $225/wk. Terms negotiable,
906 Kelp St. 261-5034.

3BR/1.SBA Fenced backyard. Pets
OK. Close to downtown. No smoking.
$850/mo. Call Terri at (904)261-4743.

4BR/3BA HOME on island, in
Seaside. Great neighborhood & home
with large yard. $1650/mo. Please call
(904)491-6152 for appt.

garage, fenced In backyard on cul-de-
sac. Walk to Y, beach, shopping. Avail
4/5. $1175/mo. Call 321-6180.

3BR/2BA Nearly new executive
home In Ocean View Estates, close to
beach, 1750 sq. ft. $1450/mo. Call

Call (904)261-4066, C.4-. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.

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* 006A Natures Walk,
2BR/25BA townhPuse, upstairs
loft could be used as 3rd bed-
room. Master bath is handicap
equipped. 2,022 approx sq.ft.
$1,100/mo. + utilities. Avail.
.2024 A Nature's Walk -
3BR/2BA Flat $1,100 + utilities.
I 1334 Atlantic Ave.
3BR/ I BA. 1,243 approx. sq.ft.
$ 1,200/mo. +. utilities.
view. 487 S. Fletcher.Across the
street from the beach.All util,
wi-fi,TV & phone.
*2400 sf.at Five Points Plaa 'can
divide to 1200 sf. Reasonable
rental rates in a high traffic,
good visibility area. 818-820
Sadler Rd.
* 1839 S. 8th St. adjacent to
Huddle House, 1,800 sq.ft.
$2,250/mo. lease + tax. Sale
also considered.
* 1334AtlanticAve.3BR/
I BA. 1,243 approx sq.ft.
$1 200/mo. + utilities.

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Wellmaintained home with 2 pantries in
kitchen, volume ceilings, split bedroom
plan, large screened porch, full sprinkler
system, and large garage. New AC, new
kitchen smooth top stove, new tile in
bath and kitchen, new hot water heater.
New Rain Soft water softener & osmosis
water system. Plantation blinds.

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95330 Spinnaker 3621 sf. 4B5R3.5BA gorgeous ocean
view home located in the exclusive Amelia Island community
of Summer Beach. Grand two story living room with-
fireplace, private library/office w/fireplace, gourmet kitchen
with high end appliances. Master Suite offers separate sitting
room facing the ocean. Master bath features separate
vanities, large shower and oversized jetted tub. Community
Pool. Available fully furnished. On Island. $4,500/mo
96928 Park 3000 sf 4BR/4.5BA two story home located in
Oyster Bay. Porches front and rear overlooking canal.
Gourmet kitchen. Bamboo flooring throughout: Washer &
Dryer. Yach[ Club privileges. Pets ok. Off Island, $2,195/mo
2 Belted Kingfisher 2509 sf. 3BR/3.5BA executive home
located on exclusive Omnni Amelia Island Plantation.
Fireplace, large bonus room overlooking two decks, hot tub
and a power generator are just some of the feature of this
home. Pets ok. On Island. 92. I UI. no1
32436 Fern Parke 3010 sf. 4BR/4BA large Flora Parke
home with tile family room and kitchen. Screened in ground
pool, three car garage, fenced yard and security system. No
pets. Off Island. $2,000/mo
85369 Sagaponack 2582 sf. 4BR/3BA home just of the
Island in the community of North Hampton. Spacious rooms
and exceptional kitchen with granite. Cable, Internet and
security system included! Pets ok. Off Island. $1,850/mo
96178 Blackrock- 3544 sf. 3BR/4BA customer home in the
Blackrock Hammock gated community. Large spacious
rooms,! eat in kitchen and screened porch with fully fenced
backyard. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,800/mo
1549 Geddes 2120 sf. 3BR/2BA furnished town home in
the Amelia Park neighborhood. Open two story floor plan
with kitchen overlooking family area. Pets ok.. On Island.
95045 Buckeye ONE MONTHi FREE! 3095 sf, 3BR/3BA'
home in the gated golf course community of Amelia
National. Huge kitchen overlooking family room. Large
thaster suite with separate shower. Sitting room/playroom
sits between two guests rooms. 'Rvo car garage. Pets ok. Off
Island. $1,750/mo
85414 Sagaponack 2202 sf 4BR/2BA North Hampton
featuring large screened porch facing the preserve. Kitchen
decked with corian and stainless, Nice master suite with walk
in closet. Cable, Internet, Security and W/D included! Pets
ok. Off Island. $1,650/mo

1613 Park 1628 sf 3BR/2.5BA fully furnished Amelia Park
townhouse with separate living and family rooms. Plus eat in
kitchen with center island. Large private landscaped
courtyard leading to the 2 car garage. No pets. On Island.
497 Starboard 1942 sf. 4B,/2BA home in the beautiful
subdivision of Seaside with a split floor plan, formal dining
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16 Zachary- 1668 sf. 3BR/3BA condo just steps from the
beach and golf course. Plenty of cabinet space in this
kitchen overlooking the family room with vaulted ceilings
and fireplace. Over sized screened porch on back with
private fenced ii backyard. Pets ok. Off Island. $1350/mo
891 Parkview 1616 sf 3BR/2BA Florida style home on a
corner lot. Large kitchen with granite counter-tops and
breakfast area. Porch overlooking fenced backyard. Security
system and washer & dryer. Pets ok. On Island. $1,295/mo
75079 Ravenwood 1725 sf. 3BR/2BA open floor plan
Florida style home in Timbercreek. Bright, large rooms and
kitchen overlooking living area with plenty of cabinet space.
Pets ok. Off Island. $1,250/mo
86706 Cartesian 1942 sf. 3BR/2BA Florida style home in
Cartesian Pointe in Yulee. Large kitchen with center island.
Master suite with double vanity and gardentub. Pets ok. Off
Island. $1,175/mo

631 Tarpon #6400 1053 sl 2BR/1BA fully furnished
town home located in dite Femandina Shores community.
All utilities included, Located just two short blocks from the
beach. Pets ok. On Island. $1,075/mo

76353 Long Pond 1397 sf. 3Bk/2BA Cartesian Point
home located within a quick drive to 195. Florida style home
.with open floor plan. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,050/mo
Amelia Lakes #521 1145 sf 3BR/2BA second floor
condo with screen porch overlooking pool. Family room
has vaulted ceiling and fireplace. Master suite with two
walk-in closets. Pets ok. Off Island, $1,000/mo
1129 N. Fletcher 750 sf. 2BD/1BA second floor ocean
view condo. large balcony for ocean gazing. No pets..On
Island. $875/mo .

5437 Leonard -1322 sf 2BR/2BA home in American Beach
with parquet floors and kitchen overlooking the living
room. Large side yard with shade'trees and a pavilion. Short
distance to the beach! Pets ok On Island. $850/mo
The Palms Three to choose from! 979 sf. to 1193 sf,
Two of Three bedrooms Fernandina Beach condos located
in a gate community with pool. Recently remodeled. Pets
ok On Island. $875 to 950/mo

Forest Ridge KI 770 sf. 2BD/1 BA first floor condo In the
community of Forest Ridge Village. Unit is located close to
the pool and tennis courts and a short walk to the beach. No
Pets. On Island. $795/mo
837 A or B Mary 816 sf 2BD/IBA single family home
located on the North end of Amelia Island. Bright and open
with large yard and carport. Pets ok. On Island. $795/mo
Downstrairs, $850/mo Upstairs
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*409 S. 6TH Street 2BR/1.5BA in town near, *95023 Sandpiper Loop (Sandpiper Villas) -
historic district, well landscaped enclosed court- 3BR/4BA Fully furnished luxury townhouse with
yard within walking distance to downtown shop- elevator, bonus room with bar, and butler's pantry.
ping and restaurants. Out-door shower and levilor Oceanfront community close to the Ritz. $1850
blinds, includes upstairs bonus room that can be CONDO/TOWNHOME/APARTMENTS
used for home, office or extra bedroom. Rear
fenced-in yard, hot tub in courtyard. Includes yard 2741 Forest Ridge Drive (1-1) 2BR/2BA
watering system, stacked washer/dryer and pest Downstairs unit, close to the beach, community
control. $1175 pool, centrally located. Avail. April 31st $800
18 Harrison Creek (The Plantation) 1828 Perimeter Park (Amelia Park) -

5BR/5BA/2 half BA. Custom built home overlook-
ing the marsh and Amelia River. Pool, outdoor fire-
place, patio living area, boat dock w/ lift, and 4 car
garage. Professional kitchen, granite countertops,
two laundry rooms. Master suite on 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 tiled floors and carpeted bedrooms. Large
great room, screened porch, and fenced in back
yard. $1150
* 96088 Starlight Lane 3BR/2.5BA Home cen-
trally located with Garden Tub in 2 Master
Bathrooms, eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar/nook, carpet
& vinyl tile, mini & vertical blinds, irrigation system
and 2 car garage. $1225
* 86299 Evergreen Place (Hickory Village) -
4BR/3BA shower/separate tub, formal dining
room, walk-in pantry, fireplace in family room, cov-
ered patio/deck, plantation blinds, vaulted ceilings,
hardwood, carpet & ceramic tile, security system
and 2 car garage. $1,650 (Available Mid-May)

2BR/2BA Ceramic tile, stainless stel appliances,
granite, countertops, washer & dryer. Two master
bedrooms. One car garage. Close to schools and
shopping. $1350
* 2840 A South Fletcher 2BR/1BA Ocean front
downstairs duplex. Beautiful views, easy access
to the beach.. .$1150
* 2850 S. Fletcher UP 3BR/1BA Upstairs ocean
frofit home with beautiful views. Easy access to
the beach. $1095
* Amelia Park Town Center Office space, 325sf.
to 8,000sf. Will build out to tenants specs
* Atlantic Ave @ 14th 1,600sf office $1,300/mo
* 502 Centre St (Maxwell Bldg) individual offices
* Atlantic Ave @ 4th (Swan Bldg) individual
* 1799 US HWY 17 1196sf Commercial building,
* Sadler Road Commercial Building 625 sf build-
. ing on 1 acre lot. $1,500

If you are interested in renting your property, please give
Sus a call. Business is good and we need more inventory!

$335,000 224 Ocean Park ML8# 54096 $276.,Q00 -422 S.'5th Street MLS #52857 $124,900 Amelia Woods #803 (MLS#53740)
3BR -2BA Huge wrap-around deck Adorable Bungalow Downtown Fernandina 2BR- 2 BA -Community Pool & Tennis Courts
Nip Galphin 277-659 Brad Goble 261-6166 Regina Sluder 277-6597
Lanceford Lot $122,000 Package $321,000 #45603 Beech Street Commercial Lot $159,000 #46502 -
Brad Goble 261-6166 Brad Goble -261-6166
S. Fletcher Lot 50 X 100 $425,000- Brad Goble 261-6166
Barrington Lot $122,000 Package $321,000 #46502 o Deep Water Lot, Capt Point. $354,000 #52647 -
Brad Goble 261-6166 Brad Goble 261-6166

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included. Share w/counselors and
massage therapist. 2890 S. 8th, Dr.
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SEVERAL OFFICES above the Palace
Saloon. $375/mo. and up. Two-room
suite above Amelia Insurance, Sadler
Rd. $550/mo. 600-1500sf 2382
Sadler Rd. behind Amelia Insurance.
400-4000 sq ft. Centre & Second St.
Chandlery Bldg. (770)444-9800 or
- Offices, suites, studio space.
Includes janitor, utilities, secure WI-FI
network, parking. Starting @ $150/mo.
Current tenancy includes non-profit,
social services, education & training.
1303 Jasmine St. (904)583-0058

1864 Commercial/Retail
- for rent on the property of Amelia
Island. Yacht Basin, 251 Creekside
Drive, Amelia Island, FL.
Approximately 900 sq ft. If Interested
please stop In the Ship Store at the
marina and see Tom Moore, manager.

901 Automobiles
FOR SALE 2010 Toyota Sequoia, 4x4
ULimited. 25,700 miles, excellent
condition. $42,000. Call 1-904-583-
1516 for details.

WANTED Well maintained US made
2000-2006 car for wife. Low miles. NO
DEALERSI (630)308-3886



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