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of Fernandina Beach
looks over a
sive'r7 maroon roa-1:
ster, top, at the 15th
Cruizers 8 Flags Car
Show on Saturday on
Centre Street. Above,
Jeff McGee peruses a
classic. Detail of a
Ford Fairlane, right
The show, which bene-
fits the Justin Hess
Advocates of the
Federation and the
Council on Aging, fea-
tured eight blocks of
PHOTOS BN ANGELA DAI.GHTRY
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Post office bu
at a standstill
ANGELA DAUG ITRY
Negotiations with the U.S. Postal
Service to acquire the Centre Street
post office building are at a standstill
for the time being, according to Vice
Mayor Tim Poynter, who gave com-
missioners a progress report on the
Poynter, who was tasked with nego-
tiating with the USPS on the possible
acquisition of the building, said he
recently met with rla ..i l;. ital\ -sin a
closed cex-ecutiit session in which it
was made clear that a deal was far
from being struck.
Poynter, who would not give any
details, nevertheless conceded the
city's, desires regarding the building
"were different from what the post
"They never give buildings away,"
A non-binding letter of intent from
the U.S. Postal Service to the city in
April 2009, approved by then-com-
missioners, stated the city would pur-
chase the property at no cost and lease
back 4,000 square feet to the U.S.
Postal Service, including docking
space, for a 100-year
term at a cost of one
dollar. The city was
to also pay for
improvements to the
space as well as the
costs for a tempo-
rary. post office
space during con-
The letter was
Slater revised, with
the square footage for the U.S. Postal
Service deleted, but there were no
additional specifics added to the letter
of intent. According to Poynter, the
current commission rescinded the let-
ter of intent but continues negotia-
lPoynter told commissioners the
postal service had lost $8 billion last
year, and that about 6,000 post office
buildings around the country are in
similar predicaments as the Centre
"Quite honestly, we're not hanker-
ing for this building," Poynter said,
"but we have to take responsibility for
the building as a community. ... The
POSTContinued on 3A
Greenway tree fix
S.Representatives of the 1 lurida
Department of Transportation brought
city commissioners up to date Tuesday
on a tree restoration project for Egans
SBut it was clear some residents are
still suspicious of FDOT's ability to
restore the plant life that was killed
by a 2003 botched mitigation project.
The wetlands south of Jasmine
Street, part of Egans Creek Greenway,
were affected in 2003 by a misman-
aged FDOT mitigation project that
allowed saltwater to infiltrate the fresh-
water habitat. More than 50 acres of
maple trees and other flora died as a
FDOT admitted culpability and
agreed to restore the area to a fresh-
water habitat. The St. Johns River
Water'Management District issued a
permit for FDOT to construct a tide
barrier in April 2008 adjacent to
Jasmine Street, and it was constructed
in early 2009.
But many of the dead trees remain
standing, clearly visible on the south
side of Jasmine Street.
Jim Knight of FDOT told commis-
sioners there are two areas, called
Compartment 1 and Compartment 2,
where the FDOT plans to restore the
habiatt Compartment 1 is partly visi-
--blr'i nim Jasmine Street and is a more
accessible area where the plan is to
plant 30-60 trees per acre. Standing
dead trees are to be felled and left in
place, and appropriate tree species
would be planted in selected areas.
Compartment 2, which Knight said
is very difficult to access, would not
receive any new trees at this time, but
will continue to be monitored for salin-
ity, and the dead trees could be cut
and dropped where they are standing.
In both areas, FDOT would continue
to monitor existing plant growth and
reestablishment of native freshwater
Commissioner Eric Childers said at
the meeting he had met with a citizen
who has expertise in habitat restora-
tion, and had some concerns about
tree density in the restoration project.
Childers said that, at 60 trees per
acre, it would mean one tree planted
every 27 feet, and with 30 trees it
would mean one tree every 54 feet.
For real restoration, Childers said,
there should be a tree every 15-25 feet,
and at least 25 percent should be
TREES Continued on 3A
New cityfire chief
New Fernandina Beach Fire Chief Chuck Bogle, left, poses with a shift of city firefighters wearing
pinkishirts instead of their normal daily work attire during October to promote Breast Cancer
Fire Chief Chuck Bogle may be new
to Fernandina Beach, but he's no
stranger to public service. With more
than 25 years of fire rescue experience,
the 48-year-old veteran presented an
ideal candidate to City Manager
Michael Czymbor. 9
"I selected Chief Bogle as the city's
next fire chief because he possesses a
solid educational background in all
aspects of fire administration, emer-
gency medical and rescue services,
and emergency management,"
Czymbor wrote in a Friday e-mail. "...
The chief also served as the director of
(Titusville's) community development
department, which shows his initiative
and h; 1t i. Ir technical abilities, which
we can hopefully utilize in Fernandina
Beach. 1 was also impressed by his
strategic planning abilities and his 'can
ATitusville native, Bogle had been
that city's fire chief since 2007 and prior
to that held a variety of other posts,
including fire marshal. Sworn in here at
an Oct. 4 city coi mi --iiii :in-_Ii lii.., he
fills a void left after Dan Hanes vacated
his post in June.
The city manager said he consid-
ered a field of 49 applicants for the posi-
tion. A panel appointed by Czymbor
interviewed six of the top candidates
and provided him with a report of its
evaluations, he said.
"I personally interviewed three of
the six and I selected Chief Bogle,"
Fernandina, Bogle said, was atop a
wish list of destinations in which he
had wanted to work and live.
"I had Fernandina Beach in my
mindsiic- thi- late 90s, early 2000s," he
said. "I had just seen some informa-
tion about it or whatnot and I thought,
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2A FRIDAY. OcTroB3:l 21,2011 NEWS News-Leader
Spice up lifefor good health
MILWAUKEE, Wis. -
Spices and herbs can give a
boost of flavor to any meal,
but they also have health ben-
efits. With increasing interest
in "functional food." herbs
and spices have been receiv-
ing greater attention for their
potential to decrease inflam-
mation, reduce the risk of
cancer, fight heart disease,.
and more. TOPS Club, Inc.
(lake Off Pounds Sensibly),
the nonprofit weight-loss sup-
port organization, along with
the International Food
Information Council (IFIC),
explains how different spices
can benefit people who are on
their own wellness journey.
Basil can give a fresh fla-
vor to any pizza or pesto, but
this spice is more than just a
seasoning. Basil has anti-
which can help prevent
swelling and alleviate pain
caused by arthritis. It also
contains the flavonoidsori-
entin and viceriin that can
shield a person's cells from
radiation and other damage.
Have a cut or scrape? Basil
has strong antibacterial capa-
bilities and can help prevent
Cinnamon has a subtle
heat that is perfect for baked
Mr. Monroe Chestine
Johnson, age 78, of Fernandina
Beach, passed away on Monday
evening, October 17,2011 at the
VA Hospital in Gainesville, FL
Born in Blacishear, GA, he
was one of nine children born to
the late Harvey Andrew and
Effie Mae Davis Johnson. After
graduating from Blackshear
Class of 1951, in
ed in the U.S.
training at Fort
Benning, GA and Aberdeen,
MD and served stateside during
the Korleag Conflict untitbeing
of Corporal in 1955. Upon being
discharged he came to Fern-
andina Beach to join the work-
force at Container Corporation
of America. He remained at
Container as a Recovery Boiler
Operator until retiring in 1994.
As a young child, Mr.
Johnson was introduced to
piano lessons and quickly real-
ized a natural talent, surpass-
ing the abilities of his teachers.
Throughout his life he played
masterfully for his own enjoy-
ment and that of others to
include leading the Senior
Convalescent Outreach pro-
gram at Quality Health Care of
Fernandina for many years.
After retirement, he derived
great joy from attending to his
acres of yards and azalea gar-
dens, traveling throughout the
United States as well as the
Orient, the Holy Land and
Mr. Johnson was the
recorder of family memories via
home movies, repaired many
family furniture heirlooms, was
an avid woodworker and always
the first individual to volunteer
to fix anything that was broken.
Throughout his married life, he
and his wife loved traveling
throughout and South to the
many public and private botan-
ical gardens, taking notes to
gather floral design ideas for
L n .
*T warm bev-
potential in diabetes manage-
ment. Research suggests that
cinnamon may lower blood
glucose levels, increase
insulin sensitivity, and
improve lipid profiles. Also,
the sweet aroma of cinnamon
has been shown to boost
Parsley adds flavor and
color to meals and is a source
of vitamins A, C, and K. It also
has'antioxidants and can aid
heart and optimal health.
Found in tea, ice cream,
toothpaste and more, mint is
a versatile flavor. Containing
vitamins A and C, mint has
antioxidants and can help
decrease the risk of cancer. It
can soothe an upset stomach,
relieve heartburn, loosen con-
gestion and help calm. Let's
not forget that mint can also
keep a person's breath fresh!
Cilantro is delicious in
salsa, guacamole and salads
and has numerous health
benefits. It contains anti-
Above anything that he may
have accomplished throughout
his life, Mr. Johnson felt the
most fulfilled as the "Hero" to
his grandson, Andy.
He was a longtime and faith-
ful member of the Springhill
Preceding him in death is
his wife of 15 years, Alice Anita
Johnson, who passed away in
.1974, brothers, W.A Johnson,
Julian Corbett Johnson, Gerald
Eugene Johnson and a sister,
Bobbie Joyce Tuten.
Mr. Johnson leaves behind,
his son, Brian M. Johnson
(Korrin), Fernandina Beach,
FL, his previous wife, Ernestine
FL, a.brother, MarOusJohnson
(Reba), Alma, GA, three sisters,
Mary K. Moore, Fernandina
Beach, FL, Wan L. Mattox,
Waycross, GA, Bertha Kelly
(Ed), Fernandina Beach, FL,
his very special grandson, Andy
Johnson, Fernandina Beach, FL
and numerous nieces and
Funeral services will be at
11:00 am on Saturday from the
First Baptist Church of
Fernandina Beach with the
Reverend Jeff Overton, Senior
Mr. Johnson will be laid to
rest beside his wife in Bosque
Family and friends may call
.on Saturday from 9:00 am-11:00
am at,the First Baptist Church.
Please share his life story at
Mr. Milby V. Smith Sr.,
94, ofYulee died on Wednesday
Oct. 19, 2011. Funeral services
will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday
at Community Baptist Church,
with the Rev. Hartford Peeples
officiating. He will be laid to
rest beside his wife in Hughes
Cemetery with military hon-
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
511 Ash Street,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 261-3696 Fax 261-3698
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inflammatory properties, is a
good source of iron, magne-
sium and manganese and can
control blood sugar and cho-
lesterol. Research shows that
it also can help battle salmo-
Garlic has anti-inflammato-
ry, antibacterial, and antiviral
capabilities. It also can lower
cholesterol and the risk of
cancer and contains vitamins
B6 and C, which fight heart
Red and Chili Pepper
An increase in body tem-
perature or heart rate upon
ingestion of a pepper is
believed to increase metabo-
lism. Red peppers contain
capsaicin, which accelerates
energy expenditure and
increases lipid oxidation.
Studies also suggest that con-
suming capsaicin decreases
fat intake. Chili peppers can
fight inflammation and help
Ginger provides gastroin-
testinal and nausea relief.
Recent studies also suggest
that ginger may play a role in
which could be useful in alle-
viating pain caused by arthri-
tis. Ginger plays a potential
role in cancer prevention with
its antioxidant properties. Its
immunity boosting capabili-
ties is another advantage.
Turmeric, a popular spice
contained in curry powder,
Curcumin gives turmeric its
yellow pigment and may
reduce the risk of cancer,
osteo- and rheumatoid arthri-
tis, and Alzheimer's disease.
It also has antioxidant proper-
TOPS Club Inc. (Dlke Off
Pounds Sensibly), the origi-
nal, nonprofit weight-loss sup-
port and wellness education
organization, was established
more than 63 years ago to
champion weight-loss support
and success. Founded and
headquartered in Milwaukee,
Wis., TOPS promotes suc-
cessful, affordable weight
management with a philoso-
phy that combines healthy
eating, regular exercise,
supp6rt'from others at weekly
chapter meetings. TOPS has
about i70,000 members in
throdghfo 'the United States
Vlsltdrs are welcome to
attend their first TOPS meet-'
ing free of charge. To find a
www.tops.org or call (800)
Safety tips for
CREED Executive Director
Driving helps older adults
stay mobile and independent,
but the risk of being injured
or killed in a motor vehicle
crash increases with age. In
2008, more than 5,500 older
adults were killed in motor
vehicle crashes and more -
than 183,000 were injured.
This amounts to 15 older
adults killed and 500 injured
in crashes on average every
Motor vehicle crash
deaths per mile traveled
among both men and women
begin to increase markedly
after age 75. Age-related
declines in vision and cogni-
tive functioning (ability to
reason and remember), as
well as physical changes
(such as arthritis or reduced
strength), may affect some
older adults' driving abilities.
Still, driving plays an
important role in many older
adults' mobility and inde-
pendence. If you are a driver
age 65 or older, you can
make your time behind the
wheel safer by:
Asking your doctor or
pharmacist to review your
medicines (both prescription
and over-the counter) to
reduce possible side effects
and drug interactions.
Having your eyes
checked by an eye doctor at
least once a year.
Wearing your glasses
and contact lenses as
Planning your route
before you drive.
Leaving a large follow-
ing distance behind the car in
front of you.
An ARP Driver Safety
SProgram will be offered at
SFirst Presbyterian Church.
of Fernandina Beach Oc.
24 and 25. Learn how to
Avoid driving hazards and
i to drive safely. In addition
S you can save on your
insurance. Call 261-3837 to
register or for information.
Class size is limited.
Avoiding distractions in
yoW P50, s asifisfiOnn)iFt
ia a1ud` Y talking onpyyer
cell phone, texting and eat-
alternatives to driving, such
as riding with a friend or
using public transit.
Online tools are available
to help you assess your driv-
ing knowledge and skills.
Some helpful resources
/ Driver Safety Program
(AARP) classes are held
locally, watch the News-
Leader for announcements
Workbook (University of
Jennett Wilson-Baker, RN,
BSN, is the executive director
of CREED, The Coalition for
the Reduction/Elimination of
Ethnic Disparities in Health,
whose mission is to educate
the community concerning
chronic and infectious diseases
and the importance of early
access to care. For more infor-
mation call 321-2555 or 556-
Ride for Pride
The Ground Pounders
Motorcycle Riding Club and
the Wounded Warrior Project
will sponsor the first Ride for
Pride Scholarship Rally Oct.
22 at the Florida State Col-
lege at Jacksonville Cecil
Center North Campus Com-
mercial Vehicle Driving
Facility, 5640 New World,
Ave., Jacksonville. Registra-
tion begins at 9 a.m.
The ride is to raise schol-
arship contributions for vet-
erans and their families to
attend FSCJ and help them
prepare for the workforce
back in the states. Richard
Nunn from Channel 4 is
emcee and will ride in the
event. Lunch will be served
and there will be military
Ride is limited to 700.
Cost is $30/rider $5/passen-
ger in advance at www.flori-
and $35/$5 the day of. Non-
rider contributions may be
mailed to Florida State
College Foundation, 501 W.
State St., Jacksonville, FL
32202 or brought to the
The city of Fernandina Beach made overtures
to state agencies to locate.a, Intracoastal
Waterway welcome station at the downtown har-
October 19, 1961
Jan Higginbotham was selected from a field of
about 50 candidates to head the Amelia Island-
Fernandina Beach Chamber of Commerce.
October 23, 1986
Rachel Sutton, 72, stepped down as president
and CEO of Sutton Place, but vowed to stay active
behind the scenes.
October 19, 2001
Ride for Pride
The Ground Pounders
Motorcycle Riding Club and
the Wounded Warrior Project
will sponsor the first Ride for
Pride Scholarship Rally Oct.
22 at the Florida State
College at Jacksonville Cecil
Center North Campus
Commercial Vehicle Driving
Facility, 5640 New World
Registration begins at 9 a.m.
Kickstands up at 11 a.m.
The ride is to raise schol-
arship contributions for vet-
erans and their families to
attend FSCJ and help them
prepare for the workforce
back in the states. Richard
Nunn from Channel 4 is
guest emcee and will'ride in
the event. Volunteers with
the History of the American
Soldier, sponsored by Ft.
Clinch State Park, will fire a
37mm anti-tank cannon at the
start of the ride, which will
be escorted by JSO and trav-
el through the city and end at
the FSCJ North Campus.
Lunch will be served and
there will be military vehicle
displays, vendors, music and
Ride is limited to 700.
Cost is $30/rider $5/passen-
ger in advance at www.flori-
and $35/$5 the day of. Non-
rider contributions may be
mailed to Florida State
College Foundation, 501 W.
State St, Jacksonville, FL
32202 or brought to the
The Fernandina Beach
Fire Rescue Department,
committed to ensuring the
community is SHARP -
Stroke, Heart, Aware, Risks,
Prevention ready- invites
the entire community to a
free Community Health
Awareness night Oct. 24 at 6
p.m. at City Hall commission
chambers, 204 Ash St.
STopics will include stroke
awareness signs and symp-
toms, heart attack sigrs and
symptoms, modifiable and
non-modifiable risk factors,
roles and repsonsibilities of
the community, deployment
and activation of successful
CPR/AED programs, suc-
cess stories and more. There
will be prizes and giveaways.
For information contact the
fire department at 277-7331.
Parents, grandparents and
guardians of all Nassau
School District K-5 students
are invited to a free work-
shop, Families Building
Better Readers, Oct. 25 at
Callahan Elementary, 449618
US 301. Registration and free
pizza is from 5:30-6 p.m. and
workshop from 6-8 p.m.
Learn simple activities you
can do with your child to
improve their reading per-
formance. A "Parent Tool Kit"
will be provided free to atten-
dees. For information or
childcare needs call 491-9886.
Family Support Services
of North Florida will high-
light two important topics at
the Breakfast Learning
Series on Oct. 25:
Tenant Laws and Tax Tips
for Low Income Residents.
The program begins at 9 a.m.
at the FSS Nassau County
Office, 87001 Professional
Way in Yulee. Continental
breakfast and networking at
8:30 a.m. Register to attend at
The FSS Nassau County
office offers the Breakfast
Learning Series on the
fourth Tuesday of each
month. The office is located
in the Lofton Professional
Plaza, offA1A, 2 1/2 miles
east of US 17.
A Hiring Our
Veteran Opportunity Expo
will be held Oct. 27 from 11
a.m.-3 p.m. at EverBank
Field, One EverBank Field
Drive,7acksonville. For infor-
Got drugs? Dispose of
them properly on Oct. 29
from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Publix
in Fernandina Beach as the
Nassau Alcohol, Crime, and
Drug Abatement Coalition in
partnership with the
Fernandina Beach Police
Department and the Drug
collect unused and expired
Publix $5 gift cards will be
given to participants while
Bliss Cupcakery, 464073
SR 200, Yulee, in the Verizon
shopping center, will hold a
fundraiser on Nov. 1, donat-
ing a portion of sales from 11
a.m.-6 p.m. that day to the
American Cancer Society
Relay for life of Fernandina
Beach/Yulee. For informa-
tion call Lois Jost at 5724788.,
GriefShare is a seminar
and support for people griev-
ing the death of someone
close, be it a parent, a child, a
sibling or a friend, whether
the loss is recent or has
never been worked through
welL Registration for the
upcoming seminar is
Saturday, Nov. 5,8:30 am.-
12:30 p.m. at First Baptist
Church, 1600 S. Eighth St.,
Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 6-8
p.m. at the church.
A benefit, motorcycle ifde'
will be held on Nov. 12 for,
Chas Kerlin Carnes, born on
April 19, 2010 with a rare.
heart condition known as
Hypoplastic Left heart
Syndrome that requires mul-
tiple open-heart surgeries.
He is preparing for his third
and eventually will need a
Ride registration is at 9:30
a.m. Nov. 12 at Sliders
Seaside Grill in Fernandina
Beach. Kickstands up at 11
a.m. with stops including Bar
Z, Garage Bar (was Dale's
Beer Bucket), Tucker's
Highway 17 and ending at
Cotton Eyed Joe's at 5 p.m. A
50/50 drawing is $5 for six
tickets and $1 each addition-
al. Registration fee is $25 per
bike/vehicle, $5 per
included. Non-rider fees are a
$10 donation at Cotton Eyed
Joe's and $5 per meal ticket.
For information call Denise
Taylor at 583-0807.
The Nassau County
Library Advisory Board will
meet Nov. 15 from 3-5 p.m. at
the Callahan branchlibrary,
450077 State Road 200, Suite
# 15. The public is invited to
attend. Contact the library at
Open meetings are open
to anyone, including non-
alcoholics, families, etc., who
may be interested in Alcoho-
lics Anonymous. All sched-
uled AA meetings are non-
smoking and one hour in
meetings for people who
have, or think they may
have, a drinking problem are
held Mondays at noon and
Saturday at 10 a.m. at
Prince of Peace Lutheran
Church, on Atlantic Avenue
across from Fort Clinch
Enter the meetings
through the side door.
The Fernandina Beach
Group meets in the Amelia
Room, 906 S. Seventh St.,
Monday at 6:30 p.m. (begin-
ners); Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday at 7 a.m. (open
- 12 & 12 study) and 11 a.m.
(open step meeting);
Thursday at 7 a.m. (open -
Big Book study), 11 a.m.
(open discussion) and 6;30
p.m. (open Big Book
study); Fridays at 11 a.m.
(open Big Book study) and
7 p.m. (open meditation,
speaker); and Saturdays at 7
a.m. (open discussion) and
6:30 p.m. (open discus-
sion). Call 261-8349.
The Downtown Group
meets at the Alachua Club,
corner of Third and Alachua
streets, Fernandina, on
Monday at 8 p.m. (open 12
& 12 study); Tuesdays at 8
p.m. (open speaker);
Wednesday at 8:15 p.m.
(open men's discussion);
Thursday at 8 p.m. (open -
discussion); Fridays at 8 p.m.
(open discussion); and
Saturday at 8 a.m. (open -
discussion) and 8 p.m. (open
relationships). Call 261-
The Dune's Group, Peters
Point in Fernandina Beach,
meets Fridays at 7:30 a.m.
(24-hour book meeting).
Beach meetings are suspend-
ed during winter months.
Monroe Chestine Johnson
FRIDAY, Ocr)BIl:R 21. 2011 NEWS News-Leader
The Fernandina Beach Fire Rescue Department, com-
mitted to ensuring the community is SHARP Stroke,
Heart, Aware, Risks, Prevention ready invites everyone
to a free Community Health Awareness night at 6 p.m.
Monday at City Hall, 204 Ash St.
Topics will include stroke awareness signs and symp-
toms, heart attack signs and symptoms, modifiable and
non-modifiable risk factors, roles and responsibilities of the
community, deployment and activation of successful
CPR/AED programs, success stories and more. There will
be prizes and giveaways. For information contact the fire
department at 277-7331,
FIRE Continued from IA
That would be a neat place."'
He said the department's
medical transport operations
and its ocean rescue compo-
nent, aspects missing from
Titusville's fire rescue services,
attracted him to the post.
Another selling point was the
department's smaller size.
"Two to four stations is
what I was looking for," Bogle
said. "I didn't want to go to a
because it's too easy for those
to get gobbled up by a larger
entity because of these tough
Even so, he admitted that a
proposed consolidation of
Nassau County and city fire
rescue services gave him
"One of the things that real-
ly concerned me is this whole
discussion that they had about
the county taking the city's (fire
rescue services) over and all
that," said Bogle. Still, he
added, the mutual aid agree-
ment between the two depart-
ments is integral to providing
the best service possible.
Adamant that he will not
shake things up or "reinvent
the wheel," Bogle said he pre-
ferred-to lead by example.
"I think you're going to get
a lot more by trying to work
cooperatively with people
rather than coming in here and
going, 'By golly, I'm the fire
chief and you're going to do
what I shy whether you like it
or not," he said. "You're not
going to go very far with that
attitude. There are some peo-
ple who subscribe to that, but
I'm not one of them."
Bogle heaped praise on the
department for its excellence in
community involvement, but
said one of his chief priorities
is bolstering existing efforts.
"One of the things I've seen
and I've heard is that our guys
are very muchin tune with the
community," he said.
The Nassau County
Legislative Delegation orga-
.nizational meeting, general
legislative hearing and public
forum will be 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday in the Commission
He also aims to familiarize
everyone with local emergency
management procedures and
fire prevention education.
"A busy department helps
justify itself, but a slower
department can helpjustify
itself by not having any (emer-
gencies) because they're out
there doing things proactive-
ly so people don't get hurt and
fires don't occur," he said.
"Quicker responses lead to bet-
Paramount to the chief's
responsibilities, said Bogle, is
ensuring the taxpayers get the
most value for their dollars.
"Professionally and per-
sonally, I like to call myself f'u-
gal," he said. "Some people call
me cheap, but I think when
you're dealing with other peo-
ple's money you need to be
prudent and you need to be
Emphasizing the rescue
aspect of the department,
Bogle said all of its units are
equipped with Advanced Life
Support, or ALS, equipment
"We actually have people
that work for this department
that can go out and drill into
your bones and start IVs," he
said. "... If you call us at 2
o'clock in the morning we're
going to show up with all this
equipment, with all this knowl-
edge, with all these supplies in
order to try to remedy what-
ever issue you're having."
Because of his extensive
tenure with the city of,
Titusville, Bogle was able to
enroll in the Deferred
Retirement Option Program,
or DROP, through which he
receives retirement benefits at
almost 75 percent of his
$96,000 Titusville salary. He
can draw those benefits- he is
eligible to receive them for up
to five years, according to
Bogle in addition to his
$77,000 salary from
Chambers, James S. Page
96135 Nassau Place, Yulee.
The delegation will hear from
the public in preparation for
-the 2012 Legislative Session.
The Florida Department of Transporation will hold a public
workshop on the Egans Creek Restoration Project on Nov.
14 at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic
Ave. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and a presentation on project
alternatives will begin at 6 p.m., with public comment encour-
TREES Continuedfrom 1A
canopy trees. He also noted
trees typically have only 60 per-
cent survival rates.
"I would expect that our sur-
vival rate would not be as good
as a typical survival rate,"
Knight said. "We're really trying
to put trees out there and see
Childers countered that
species in a maritime forest are
well adapted to survive some
salt content and wind damage,
and that those types of trees
were missing from the FDOTs
restoration plan. Tree species
chosen by FDOT for planting
include Eastern red cedar,
sweet bay, red mulberry, wax
myrtle, slash pine, blackgum,
may hawthorn, yaupon holly
Knight said a biologist had
studied the area aQd the trees
chosen were the most likely
species to surviv( adding that,
before the saltwater intrusion
the area was a monoforest with
Childers also asked about
whether the FDOT plan had
considered the problem ofinva-
sive species, and whether the
plan gave native species a
chance to inhabit the area.
Knight conceded monitoring of
the area addressed both those
"This is a process that could
go on for decades," Knight said.
"We are committed to freshwa-
But resident Tom Cote-
Merow was suspicious of the
FDOT plan, saying he was
"absolutely aghast with the lack-
luster vagueness.and unbeliev-
able disinterest by the FDOT"
for the damage done to Egans
"You'd better have a better
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plan, it better be more detailed
... we better stop being forgot-
ten," Cote-Merow said vehe-
mently. "I want to see an email
every month from you guys,
showing what's going on."
Resident John Car; who has
been involved with monitoring
the Greenway for years, said
the FDOTplan was "not a com-
"This is lets try some things
and see," Carr said. He con-
ceded, however; that some
freshwater plants were being
reestablished in the damaged
area of the Greenway.
"This is the same as when
they stopped farming the
Greenway in 1945 and 1946,"
Carr said. "You can do too much
or too little. I won't be here to
see it when it's done. I'm
pleased to see it's moving for-
ward. The support of the com-
mission is vital, and anything
we can do to help these guys do
the right thing."
"Are people willing to wait
for natural recruitment of trees
for 30 years?" resident Julie
Ferreira asked. "It doesn't seem
to me a good method of restora-
tion. There are plants that can
handle salinity and wet feet ...
this requires commitment by
the FDOT and your part."
"In the past, the commission
talked about leaving a legacy,"
said resident Jan Cote-Merow.
"The Greenway is a wonderful
"When you do a plan, do the
right thing, but do it right," she
POST Continuedfrom IA
biggest resolution I continue
to tell (postal service re'pre-
sentatives) is, just fix the
building." He added that
acquiring the building was a
"moving target" now because
the post office has been going
through so many transitions.
Poynter said he had asked
representatives if they would
be willing to shore up the
building's exterior until the
city has a chance to renovate
"I got somewhat of a feel-
ing that they might be doing
that," Poynter said, "but they
have to have a current
appraisal." Poynter said an
appraisal was scheduled to be
done within the next few
"Typically, (when selling)
they try to get within 10 per-
cent of the appraisal value,"
Poynter said. After that, he
said, the building could go
to auction, with the city pos-
sibly having first bidding
Bunch said it might be good if
another party besides the city
bought and repaired the build-
ing. "We have no authority to
make (the postal service)
maintain the building," he
"If a private buyer bought
it, could they demolish it?"
"That's the slippery slope
you go down," Poynter said.
"We're trying to come up.with
a resolution that works for the
city.... The postal service has-
n't done the right thing, and
that's why we have this prob-
lem." He added that, as a busi-
ness, the postal service still
sees its thousands of proper-
ties as having value, and will
not easily let go of them.
The city helped sponsor
an architectural study of the
structure in March 2010.
According to that study,
urgent repairs alone would
cost around $50,000, with
deferred maintenance repairs
costing another $60,000. The
structure was also included
in a 2007 feasibility study by
Surber Barber Choate &
Hertlein that determined the
building could be adapted for
civic use after restoration.
The building was con-
structed in 1910 at a cost of
$90,000, on a former olive
orchard owned by the
Lesesnc family. Based on
Florentine architecture from
the 16th century Italian
Renaissance, it features a
green tile roof, arches and
three types of window con*
A courtroom is located on
the third floor, and offices are
on the second floor. It was the
first steel structure built in
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Scam of the Week: automobile repairs
There are many scants ;and
fraud";s ,surroundii.li the auto
service/repair lI si n ss. 'I'o
avoid becoming a victim, com-
mson sense cerlainly helps b till
you also nieed to think
about what you need done and
plan ahead. When service or
repairs are needed on your
vehicle Seniors vs. Crime rec-
ommends you use thle following
1. 'ake your vehicle to a
shop you can trust. We have a
number of excellent small serv-
ice and relair shops in
Fernandina Beach and Yulee.
Cars are a big investment and
very important in most of our
lives so you need to lind an hon-
est, reputable shop. Use one
you can trust and don't just turn
over your car to anyone. One of
our cases involved a client that
saw a "two tires for one" sign at
a local tire store and took her
car in thinking she could save
some of her hard-earned
money. When she got the bill
for four new tires, she noticed
they had added on charges for
roadside assistance and future
alignment services, neither of
which she had requested or
needed. The total charges
turned out to be more than if
she had paid the full cost of four
2. For special problems or
major work (timing belt service,'
transmission repair, engine or
computer problems) you may
want to use the dealership
from which you bought the
vehicle. Dealers normally give
a full guarantee and it's possible
that the work/parts are war-
3. Know what work is being
done and why the work is nec-
essary. Internet research can
help you understand the prob-
lem and what parts (new or
used/rebuilt) may be needed.
You may want to order the parts
online or buy at an auto parts
store and provide it to the shop
for installation. In that way you
will save material markups. And
since you are assuming some of
the risk the installer might
include in his price, the charges
should be less.
4. Do'not sign a repair or
work order until you under-
stand exactly what needs to be
done to your vehicle. Read the
work order and then sign it
after you are clear it includes
only the work you authorized. If
your car has a warranty make
sure the shop knows this and
the repairs are approved before
the work begins. Ask the
shop to call you if there is any-
thing else they find that needs
to be done. The price, method
of payment and finance terms
need to be included on the
work order before the work
begins, otherwise you may be
overcharged and susceptible to
fraud. If you just drop off
your car in the shop's lot and
leave the keys in their office
with a request to "fix it," good
5. Know the law. The shop
has legal recourse up to the
entire value of your car if you
can't pay for the work once it
has been completed. This is
commonly referred to as a
mechanic's lien. Therefore, be
sure you are able to pay for
what you have agreed to have
done onihe work order or you
could lose your vehicle. Senior
vs. Crime had a client who
actually lost her car when she
left it at a shop and did not claim
it for an' extended period of
time. The shop obtained a
new title for her car because
of charges due them and sold
her only means of transporta-
6. Use a credit card to pay as
this gives you a further avenue
of recourse if the work is incor-
rectly done or otherwise unsat-
isfactory. The credit card com-
pany can stop payment and
negotiate with the shop to
ensure your satisfaction. If their
findings are not in your favor,
you can always dispute the deci-'
7. Talk to your friends and
neighbors and get them to sug-
gest a shop they have done
business with and would rec-
ommend to you. Also check
You have lots ofchoices for auto service or
repair in Nassau County.
with the Better Business
Bureau at (904) 721-2288 or go
to their website www.bbborg.
Once there you can enter the
business's zip code to make an
inquiry as to their rating.
8. Don't be intimidated by
automobile repair shops as they
are like any other business. Be
assertive as to what you want
done and how much you expect
to pay but do so in a pleasant
manner. You may be surprised
at how well you'll be treated!
Having said that, if you look
over the repair center and it
looks unprofessional or un'sight-
ly, just leave. You have lots of
choices for auto service or
repair in Nassau County.
Seniors vs. Crime is a spe-
cial project of the Florida State
Attorney General and in part-
nership with the Fernandina
Beach Police Department. Our
services are free and we are
staffed with local volunteers. We
provide education about scams
and frauds. Ifyou are involved in
a civil dispute, we will assistyou
to reach a resolution. Ifyou feel
that someone is about to or has
taken advantage ofyou, call 277-
7342, ext. 232 or email svcf-
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volunteer to assist Seniors vs.
Crime in helping others, please
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What every woman should know
A tempting invitation is
being offered by Micah's
Place in their invitation to
their fall fundraising event
scheduled Monday Oct. 31.
"What Every Woman Should
Know", teases the invite. So
what do "we" women want to
know? We all want to look
more beautiful and take good
care of ourselves. We want to
find clothing that is unique -
and learn special tips on how
to accessorize with scArves
and jewelry. We want to enjoy -
a casual place to dine and
have a glass of wine. In this
day and age, we women want
to know how to be smart
about our own safety
Micah's Place is inviting
island women to come and
experience the exciting
things happening at Palmettd
Walk, Amelia Island's village
of shops and restaurants
miss one of
lar meet and
- Walk?" I
Bar Zin located at the south
end of Palmetto Walk. Seyda
has brought his longtime
experience with the Amelia
Island Plantation to his new
bar and restaurant.
"I felt that our part of the
island needed a place like
ours to meet, have a glass of
wine or a simple lunch or din-
ner. We are thrilled with the
Bar Zin joins Fern Lily, a
boutique for women. -
Charlene Kingsnorth and her
daughters Amy and Erin,
moved into one of Palmetto
Walk's charming little cot-2',
tages and turned it into a
very special shopping venue.
You can find tops, bottoms, .
dresses, jeans, jewelry, shoes
and for fall some wonderful
Another new addition to
Palmetto Walk is Jeannie
Lashem and Leavem.
Higgenbotham specializes in
helping women find strate-
-gies to make them look more
beautiful and to feel more
beautiful. She offers lashes,
permanent makeup and rep-
resents the prestigious
Rodan and Fields, a line
of beauty products devel-
oped by dermatologists for
These three very different
businesses will join together
to present an afternoon just
for women. A special guest
: will be LtU Bill Leeper, board,
member of Micah's Place,
who will offer personal safety
tips that every woman should
know when traveling.
Higgenbotham will offer
beauty tips and information
and product demonstrations.
The Kingsnorth girls will
offer tips on how to make all
those wonderful, fashionable
scarves offer a variety of
looks to spiff up any outfit.
There will be time to
explore Palmetto Walk before
coming together to sample
wines and light refreshments
offered by Seyda at Bar Zin.
Seyda will offer tips to
women about how to order
today's new wines. It is more
than red or white these days!
This special event will
benefit Micah's Place, Nassau
County's domestic violence
shelter. Micah's Place started
in 1999, with a group of con-
cerned citizens who knew
that survivors of domestic
violence needed a safe place
Micah's Place, Inc. was
incorporated in October of
2000 and registered as a
501(c) (3) nonprofit organiza-
tion in March of 2001. In
June of 2003, Micah's Place
began offering outreach serv-
ices, information and refer-
rals via a 24-hour toll-free hot-
In December of 2003 the
organization opened a 16-bed
emergency shelter for victims
of domestic violence. The
Department of Children and
Families certified Micah's
SPlace in 2004 as he'41stken-
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Reservations are limited.
$30 per person. Contact Kelly
Monti at 904 491-6364, ext.
102 to reserve a seat.
Dickie Anderson welcomes
your comments. Books are
available at local book and git
stores or online at www.dickie-
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To 'e ornotto e
I was right in the middle of a
very busy September when a
friend mailed me a particular-
ly timely and amusing piece
about things literary. The mis-
sive was also a little bit frighl-
We have all heard the doom-
sayers who are smugly proph-
esying the demise of independ-
ent booksellers, and even
(heaven forefend!) the very
books needed to stock the
shelves of these allegedly dis-
appearing Mtores. Thank good-
ness Books Plus and the Book
Loft belie that claim; our two
stores are thriving with shelves
that are fully stocked to entice a
steady stream of customers.
But even I have had to ack-
nowledge that there is a notice-
able surge of electronic devices
that some readers are substi-
tuting for an old-fashioned book.
Every time I turn around or turn
pages in a magazine, I am con-
fronted with an advertisement
for one of the confounded
things. It seems that we are no
longer required to be polite to
the person sitting next to us on
the plane, the train, the bus or
even the back seat of our cars.
We can just plug in and "read" to
our hearts' content without hav-
ing to interact with the real
world around us.
I suppose that if I were to be
marooned on a distant island,
I'd like to have an extensive
library stored in my trusty
Kindle. Otherwise, it offers cold
comfort on several fronts.
Books have been lifelong
friends, and the thought of
throwing them.out for some
piece of electronic gadgetry
makes me cringe. Who else will
be entertaining every time we
meet? Who else will take me to
faraway places or let me meet
famous and important people?
You can't slip a pretty book-
mark in between the pages of an
ebook. I don't know about you,
but I like bookmarks, especial-
ly the ones with our local
authors on them. It's always nice
to see someone I know smiling
.back at me when I open fny
There's no way you can use
that expensive device you're
holding to shim up a chair with
a short leg. Or use it like a heavy
book to press flowers or a fresh-
ly glued joint in your latest repair
No ebook will allow you to
make margin notes or indulge in
one of my favorite literary pas-
times correcting typos, mis-
spellings and grammatical err-
ors in bright
for the color
of their cov-
ers. They tied
a pretty rib-
then put the
bundle on a client's coffee table.
Will decorators of the future do
the same thing to a stack of
expensive books so they can fill
an empty space on a bookshelf?
(For that matter, will we have
bookshelves? The very ques-
tion makes me shudder.)
Those of us who have ever
used a book or magazine page to
get a piece of Sonny's Real Pit
Bar-B-Q out of our teeth will
never give up the Real Thing. If
I had a Kindle, I'd have to get out
of my recliner to go find the
toothpick dispenser. I know we
have one around somewhere.
Several of my rooms are dec-
orated with shelves filled with
books and knick-knacks. I can't
impress my friends with my eru-
dition with an electronic doo-
dad sitting in lthe middle of all of
that bare mahogany.
You and a friend can't swap
books. The two of you will lose
forever the delicious experience
of making a coffee date to safe-
ly return a borrowed book and
then exchange critiques about
its storyline. Come to think of it,
you won't be able to roll up an
electronic magazine or newspa-
per to swat a pesky mosquito,
I remember using an old and
battered unabridged dictionary
as a doorstop for the better part
of a year, but there's no way any
of us would throw a beat-to-
death book down on the floor
And when the story ends,
when the lost dog comes home,
when the soldier returns safely
from battle, when the star-
crossed lovers finally have that
heart wrenching embrace ya
just can't hug a little black box
and cry all over it.
It has no soul.
Cara Curtin will be at Books
Plus, 107 Centre St., from 2-4 p.m.
on Friday, Nov. 4 and Nov.. 18, and
at The Book Loft, 214 Centre St.,
from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 to
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from covered wagons to the weekend in Chi
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6A FRI)AY, Oc roi:i,: 21,.2011 NEWS News Leader
Proud to be an American
You can hear the pride and sincerity in their voices when they
take the Citizen's Oath to support and defend the United States
ofAmerica. You canfeel the feelings ofjoy. happiness andfreedom
as tears fill their eyes as they stand in front of the US. flag and
receive from the judge their Certificate of Citizenship.
IF-l 1AN DOMBKOWSKI
For the News-Leader
My beautiful wife
became a United
States citizen on Aug. 25,2011.
Not only did her naturalization
ceremony give me another
reason to be proud of her -
she is the mother of our two
handsome boys, a college
graduate and a respected
employee of local businesses -
but it also helped to reestab-
lish my own pride in being an
My wife emigrated to the
United States from Colombia.
Colombia is a beautiful coun-
try full of beautiful people and
culture. Apart from what you
think you know about that
country, it has changed
immensely in the past 10
years. It is safer than it ever
has been and is one of the
most modernized countries in
South and Central America. (I
can verify this because we
have traveled there at least
once a year for the past 10
years.) She did not leave
Colombia because it was a bad
place, or because she was in
danger. She left because I
asked her to live with me here.
Together we moved to this
community and discovered its
charm and beauty. We decided
this place was where we want-
ed to start our family and
begin our careers. We are
happy living here, and it was
because of our family, our
friends, the ocean and the life
we live here that my wife
chose to become a citizen of
Her naturalization ceremo-
ny was oddly a community
affair. First of all, the whole
process of becoming a citizen
was inspired, encouraged and
supported by an amazing
member of our community,
Jane O'shea. As a deeply root-
ed and retired member of our
small town, Mrs. O'shea was
inspirational in how her friend-
ship and patriotism encour-
aged my wife to become an
American citizen. Another
example of how the ceremony
had local community ties, a
young woman from Callahan,
Ashli Holton, sang the
National Anthem and America
the Beautiful for the newly
sworn-in citizens. She had a
strong and moving voice and it
was purely coincidental, but,
magical, that this small-town
girl was performing in the
Federal Courthouse in down-
town Jacksonville on the day
of my wife's ceremony.
The community connec-
tions do not end there. As my
wife, my family and I waited
for the ceremony to begin, one
of the judge's guards began
searching the crowd gathered
for the ceremony in hope of
finding myself and my wife.
When he found me, he intro-
duced himself as Larry Brown
and told me he was there to
congratulate my wife on her
special lay. It turned out he
was the father of one of my
students and was told by her
why I was not going to be at
school that day. It was a very
noble thing for him to take the
time to congratulate my wife
and I and another example of
how this community was
entwined in making this day
even more special.
The Citizen's Oath on this
day was taken by 48 people
from 33 countries and admin-
istered by the Honorable
Thomas E. Morris. The princi-
ple guest speaker, Michael R.
Freed, Esq., began his inspira-
tional speech by greeting all of
the new Americans in their
own native language. It was an
excellent display of-American
hospitality. The ceremony con-
tinued with a recorded video
message from our president
that reinforced the sanctity
and sincerity of the process of
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becoming a citizen. It was a
nice welcoming to Ihe commu-
It was the first time my
mother, father and I have wit-
nessed a naturalization cere-
mony. My Mom is the wife
and mother of U.S. veterans
and; because of this, one of the
most patriotic people 1 know.
The guest bedroom in her
house is "Americana" themed.
Red, white and blue every-
thing; bedspread, pillowcases
and all of the things that deco-
rate the walls are "Americana."
Even one of those famous pic-
tures of a sailor kissing a
woman on the street hangs on
the wall because it reminds
her of her Dad, who was also a
veteran. I love her and I am
proud of her patriotism. Being
the patriot she is, she helped
give the best insight on how
and why every native-born .
American should go to at least
one naturalization ceremony.
Her reasoning is when you are
at one of these ceremonies,
you get to witness, first hand,
new citizens pledging their.
allegiance to the United States.
They take this pledge
through conscious choice, not
because they were made to by
their schoolteachers. You can
hear, first hand, the pride and
sincerity in their voices when
they take the Citizen's Oath tb
support and defend the
United States of America. You
can also feel the feelings of
joy, happiness and freedorh as
tears fill their eyes as they
stand in front of the U.S. flag
and receive from the judge
their Certificate of
Citizenship. My Mom said it
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was all of these experiences
during the ceremony that
changed her perspective on
how she felt about people who
were not born in the United
States. She said it made her
feel even more proud to be an
American knowing that
America was gaining citizens
who did not take the rights
outlined in the Constitution
for granted. They worked
hard for them. They had to
show up for all of the inter-
view appointments, pay all
associated fees, pass both a
written and an oral examina-
tion and meet all of the
requirements of a security
screening by the Department
of Homeland Security.
Another reason for my
Mom's already ballooning
patriotism was her pride in
how America looks past skin
color, language, religion and
any other ethnic trait not com-
mon to us, but possessed by
these people, and welcomes
thqm as citizens. My Mom
reminded me how we often
forget the freedoms we have
and how not everyone in this
world is allowed to be who
-they are. As an American citi-
zen, you can be. That is part
of the American Dream; be
who you want If it is part of
our new citizen's dream, it is
therefore now a part of our
dream, because we are all
Becoming a U.S. citizen
allows my wife to voice her
opinion and honorably affect
this community. Following the
naturalization ceremony, our
new citizens were given the
opportunity to register to vote
and finally have a direct path
in personally shaping
America's future. Our country'
and our community have been
continuously changed and
improved because different
people with different back-
grounds and beliefs have
altered the course of igno-
rance and mistrust
I am certain there are
more, but I am only aware of
three other new American citi-
zens in our community.
Congratulations to Victorino,
Judy and Maria Elena. These
three Americans have been in
our community for awhile
now working, playing, raising
families and adding their own
special culture to that of ours.
That is what America is made
of; a mixture of forever chang-
ing ingredients blended
together to createliberty, safe-
ty and happiness. Together,
native born and naturalized,
we sincerely pledge our alle-
giance to the United States of
America and from that make
America the greatest country
in the world.
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SVIEWPOINT/JosELI ZIMMLRMAN/FERNANDINA BLACI I
Legislating by law of
When you open your first small business, it
changes your life. Even though you have
worked hard all your life as an employee,
something is different when you have your
own business. The (lay you open your doors
the first time -you often have no idea what
you're doing and arc to trying to create a sys-
tem for running your business. You can feel
like a chicken with its head cut off.
Regardless, though, that first day there is a
permanent grin that no one can take off your
This also often happens when someone is
elected to a small town or community office.
They feel like they are on top of the world.
Councilman or mayor has an awful nice ring to
it when you first hear it. You are there and can
make a noticeable difference in your commu-
nity. You can see the changes you make. You
sometimes push for help for one neighbor-
hood, one individual or one struggling busi-
ness and it is good for the community.
Flash forward 10 years. '
Now this same small business owner or
small town elected official is running for
office. They get elected. Going onto the flQor
of the chamber to speak for the first time is
awe-inspiring. You hear the House leaders say,
"My friend, and the Senator from the great
state of ...."
Everything just changed. The challenge is
Mostpoliticians succumb to the
law of averages. They balance
between doing the people's work
and doing what theyfeel they
need to do to preserve their job.
different. You still have to legislate on behalf
of your state. If you're doing your job though,
it isn't on behalf of a business, or a neighbor-
hood. It is on behalf of a state with millions of
people. That former business owner, or small
town official is in the big leagues now and is
really playing the game. They begin to com-
Thousands of phone calls from your office.
Email comes from all over the country to per-
suade you to vote one way or the other, or to
propose a new piece of legislation. What if you
don't support a specific policy? You don't live
in a small town anymore, you hear from every-
one. You have other legislators putting heavy
pressure on you to support or kill a piece of
Eventually, most politicians succumb to the
law of averages. lhey balance between doing
the people's work and doing what they feel
they need to do to preserve their job. Ion')
make too many people Imad or you may have
them turn on you. Don't make the big compa-
ny angry, or they might not finance you next
election cycle and your opponents would
gain a stiff advantage. Never did they imagine
This pressure when running for office. "I'll just
stick to what I know is right," they think, until
they're already there.
They become comfortable on their new-
found wealth and influence. The only politi-
cians who are exempt from this are those that
found their calling before they came to public
service and not those who found their calling
in public service. If you're a doctor or a great
lawyer before you come to office you already
have financial security and influence.
Therefore, you are usually free to legislate
more effectively so long as you have no agen-
da or other ambitions. Most do though, right?
Exactly. I could go on and on. The circle
could continue. The point is that most small
business owners and local legislators don't
know what they are getting into until they are
already there. If you are a small business
owner, and want an effective government,
you're more likely to get help from your local
government. They will at least read your let-
Joe Zimmerman has been a local business
owner and manager in Fernandina.
High Tide Women's Weekend
High Tide Women's Weekend would like
to thank the many people and businesses
who made the event successful. The News-
Leader, Red Otter Outfitters, Amelia
Islander, Amelia Liquor, Hampton Inn &
Suites, the National Park Conservation
Association, Fern Lily, Gauzeway, The Crab
Trap, Peterbrooke, the Florida House Inn,
Beadlemania, Cumberland National
Seashore, Timucuan Preserve Kingsley
Plantation, Elizabeth Pointe Lodge, Y Yoga,
Stay n Country Ranch, Up The Creek
Xpeditions, Hoyt House, Amelia Island
Museum of History and Amelia River
Close to 50 local businesses contributed
more than $2,000 worth of goodies to the
Ultimate Amelia Island Raffle basket. The
basket was a huge success (literally) and
benefited Oceans of Fun Reading Camp and
Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch.
We look forward to next year and anoth-
er High Tide Women's Weekend.
High Tide Women's Weekend
Onibehalf of the Amelia Island Jazz
Festival Board of Directors, I want to per-
sonally thank the community for its gener-
ous support of the 2011 Amelia Island Jazz
Festival. We are pleased to report that this
year's festival was a great success, with won-
derful performances in venues ranging
from Amelia Park's Town Square to Sandy
Bottoms to St. Peter's Episcopal Church to
the Beech Street Grill. Despite the iffy
weather, every show elicited enthusiastic
responses from recold-breaking crowds and
the feedback from all who attended has
been most gratifying.
There is no way we could have had a
2011 festival without the generous support
of our sponsors, led by the Amelia Island'
Convention & Visitors' Bureau and our
major lodging partner, the Omni Amelia
Island Plantation Resort. Dozens of other
sponsors. and a strong cadre of volunteers
offered invaluable help in presenting our
shows, and we are most appreciative.
Special kudos go out to the folks at St.
Peters, who really came through by offering
indoor space.when storms threatened to
dampen the weekend concerts in the court-
As artistic director, I am already recruit-
ing world-class jazz musicians to participate
in the 2012 festival, which will take place
Sunday, Oct. 7 through Sunday, Oct. 14.
Please reserve these dates on your calendar
for next fall!.
Thanks, and keep on swingin'!
Artistic Director and President
Amelia Island Jaz Festival
Board of Directors
Poker runs end
Tee and I want to send qouta big and final
thanks to everyone that suppol i:d us at our
four OldSchool Poker Runs:.We saw many
old friends and met many new ones. We had
such a great time and it saddens us to
announce that we no longer have a place -
campground to hold it.
In the past year I have spent countless
hours on the phone and car looking for
another place with no luck. To all our
friends and family that put: so many hours in
helping us the three days we say thank you;
without all of you we could not have made it
happen. To all that ride we always say ride
safe, and to all those that don't remember to
look twice for those who do.
Tee and Donna Klebba
Nassau County Commissioners:
Danny Leeper, District 1-Fernandina Beach,
261-8029 (h), 430-3868 (cel),
email: dleeper@nassaucou tyfl.com
Steve Kelley, District 2-Ameia'island,
Nassauville, O'Neil, 277-3948 (h), 556-0241 (cell),
Stacy Johnson, District 3-Yulee, 583-2746
(cell), email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Barry Holloway, District 4- Hilliard, Bryceville,
Boulogne, 879-3230 (h), 753-1072 (cell), email:
bholloway @ nassaucountyfl.com
Walter J. Boatright, District 5-Callahan,
879-2564 (h), 753-0141 (cell),
Tired of thehypocrisy
I am very tired.
Let me preface my letter. I am not
an old, dried up misanthrope. I am
soon to be 25 years old. I am in the
Prime of my life and I look forward
Sto the future, but I can no longer sit
idly while hypocrisy and lies assault
me from every angle.
I am tired of men with $200,000
educations, receiving millions in
grant funding, telling me that the
very breath I exhale is a pollutant. I
am tired of being told that I must cut
back on energy usagp by the same
people who flit all over the globe in
private jets and live in mansions I
can never afford. I am tired of being
told I must sacrifice to save the envi-
ronment by men who haven't
cleaned up one roadside in their
I am tired of mean-spirited
bureaucrats with fancy titles decid-
ing they know what is best for me,
and I am too stupid to see their infi-
,, Jam tired of men who are not fit
f6- r&n.a lemonade stand thinking
they have the right to dictate the
use of trillions of dollars. Dollars
which come from.you and me.
I am tired of being told I must
sacrifice to "save the children" by
the same people who are selling our
children into bondage, burdening
them with debts they can never
I am tired of people who produce
nothing telling me I must produce
more to cover their shortcomings.
I am tired of seeing excellence
demonized, while mediocrity is
enshrined as the ideal of mankind.
I am tired of criminals receiving
special treatment under the law,
while their victims are punished for
the crime of defending themselves.
I am tired of being told that the
country I love, my home, is evil and
a blight on the world.
I am tired of being told that my
property is not mine, that the fruits
of my labors do not belong to me
and that I am evil for not seeing the
truth of it.
I will likely live another 50 to 60
years. Most of that time will be spent
working to clean up the mess left by
my predecessors. I envy my par-
ents' generation. The world that is
left to me is not one I would wish on
Re: "Faux Protests" (Oct. 7).
I am saddened to see such hos-
tility in the letter written about
Occupy Wall Street espoused in the
town that I love. We enjoy the friend-
ly atmosphere, the hard-working
merchants, the cooperation of not-
for-profits, the cultural benefits, the
natural beauty and above all the
respect for one another regardless
of our religious beliefs, economic
status, color of our skin or political
When I read a letter under
"Voice of the People" that uses the
words Socialist/Marxists, idiots,
immoral and corrupt and the phras-
es demise of capitalism, totalitari-
anism and money launderers to
describe fellow citizens that do not
have the same belief as the letter
writer I feel compelled to speak,
once again, as our founding fathers
did, for freedom of belief.
Perhaps this a stark reminder,
for us all, in such a perilous time for
our country to be more respectful
and open to discussion with our fel-
low citizens who hold a different
view from our own.
On Sunday evening around 7:30
p.m. my I)ad's little puppy went
missing. We were at a birthday din-
ner on Duane Road. My Dad's
JOHN DARKOW/COLUMBIA (MO.) DAILY TRIBUNE
puppy got out unknowingly and we
searched until approximately 10:30
p.m. that night We did not find him,
and on Monday morning we called
the local vet, but no one had seen
him. About 10 a.m. the vet called us
and told us that the puppy had been
found along the Airplane Road area
between my sister's home on Duane
Road and between Dad's home on
We went to the vet and the puppy
was severely hurt. The X-Rays
showed that the puppy had been
shot with a high-
powered pellet or
BB gun. The
injury was severe
and we had to
surgery on his
back. The four
shots had severed
Peanut his spine and rup-
tured his back
spine and back-
bone. He was unable to use his back
legs and could only pull himself
slowly on his front legs (similar to a
low crawl). After a 1 hour, 45 minute
emergency surgery in Jacksonville
the puppy still cannot use his back
legs and he is paralyzed from about
half of his back body.
This puppy weighs about 14
pounds. Animals are defenseless
and depend on humans to take care
of them. Regardless of the size,
breed, dog/cat, horses, birds, they
still have feelings.
My point is, there is some mean,
cruel, heartless person living in the
Airplane Road to the Duane Road
area of Yulee.
Anyone who would hurt and
attempt to kill an animal and shoot
and leave them forl dead has a major
This is the way that serial killers
are made. The person or persons
who do this kind of thing to animals
have a sick mind.
I just wanted to make an editori-
al comment about this so other ani-
mal lovers in this area will be aware
of this and watch their pets closer.
The area needs to know of sick, (dan-
gerous people living in this area.
I just wanted to publish this sadly
,but true story about an elderly
man's puppy and companion.
Gordon (Wayne) Bishop
To the mother of ("Penny wise,
pound foolish," Oct 7), I1 too was my
child's class assistant in kinder--
garten and regularly volunteer
today. But I consider that my respon-
sibility as a parent: to ensure that my
child is as prepared for life as I can
make him. It is not anyone else's
responsibility but mine. Many par-
ents now devote hours of work and
research to homeschool their chil-
dren to ensure the best possible
education for their child.
The country of Norway spends
the most per capital for education, fol-
lowed by the USA. Other countries
spend more per their GDP, but each
child in America receives more edu-
cation dollars than anyone else in
the world barring Norway. And yet
our education is considered greatly
flawed and ineffective. Could it be
that parents have abdicated their
A couple of things we all know
1) When the money is gone, the
money is gone. America cannot con-
tinue to spend money it does not
have, no matter how worthy the
2) The government cannot be all
things to all people. It cannot feed
everyone, clothe them, provide an
individual stellar education, a fabu-
lous home, entertainment opportu-
nities, foster everyone's individual
creativity and, finally, perform par-
This is the third year for this
semi-annual event but the first time
for my participation. My wife and I
have been collecting and saving per-
sonal files for many years and stor-
ing them in our attic. We decided
that this was the year to dispose of
out dated material so we called a
shredding service in Jacksonville.
Their fee was $10 to $12 per file
box. We Went through our stash
and decided that 16 of the boxes
could be shredded.
Then we saw the banner on the
corner of Lime and Eighth plus we
read the article in the News-Leader,
both advertising the recycling
event. We called the Maintenance
Department and yes, they had a
commercial shredder and we could
watch our files being shredded. On
'Saturday we arrived at the desig-
nated area and our files were shred-
ded plus we also disposed of an old
I would personally like to thank
the city, their employees and con-
tractors for this wonderful and free
service for city residents and, for a
small fee, county residents. We plan
to go through our storage shed and
bring more items to the next event.
Ixuis and Susan Goldman
I don't know if people are aware
of how helpful Seniors vs, Crime
are. I had a problem and I was at my
wit's end, trying to solve it on my
own. The company I had dealt with
just gave me the run-around. They
wouldn't return my money, so I got
in touch with Seniors vs. Crime in
Barry (one of the volunteers)
started calling the store, the man-
ager, anybody he could think of. He
was like a bulldog; he wouldn't let
If it wasn't for him, I wouldn't
have gotten my money back until?
I just wanted people to be aware
of their good work and also to thank
My husband and I just had a
wonderful dinner. It wasn't easy.
Not because of the restaurant but
because of the often heard of "dif-
ficult business atmosphere of
The Casa Amelia restaurant was
supposed to open Monday, Oct. 10.
I drove by at least four times, as did
others, I'm sure. Each time I asked
about opening day. Each time I was
told of another delay caused by our
local bureaucracy. The last delay
was due to th "need" for an inspec-
tion of the television set plugs.
Now don't get me wrong; I
appreciate any person or organiza-
tion that looks out for our safety.
Yet this is a building that was pre-
viously used by Pepper's as a restau-
rant. Nothing has changed except
the d6cor. Why does Fernandina
Beach present so many difficulties
for businesses that will bring pleas-
ure and jobs to our community?
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Amateur radio group to host barbecue
Nassau County Amateur Radio
Emergency Services (ARES) will hold a
three-day barbecue fundraiser in the -
parking lot at New Life Baptist Church
on A1A in Yulee, Oct. 27-29 from 10
a.m.-7 p.m. each day.
The ARES team will cook and serve
complete chicken or rib plates, with two
sides and a drink. Slabs of ribs are avail-
able too. Nassau County ARES volun-
Mark you calendars for the
Fernandina Beach/Yulee Relay for Life
starting at noon Nov. 5 at Yulee High
Enjoy fun, food, entertainment and
help in the fight against cancer and to
celebrate more birthdays.
This year organizers will be conduct-
ing a cancer prevention study.
Participants can sign up during Relay.
Eligible are those age 30-65 who have
never had a cancer diagnosis. One local
family that will be helping with registra-
tion is that of Mrs. Roberson. She found
Sa mass while performing a breast self-
exam and has a strong family history of
breast cancer. Her sister is also a breast
cancer survivor and a daughter is an
ovarian cancer survivor. The CPS-3 is a
long-term study looking at environmen-
tal, genetic or lifestyle factors that may
cause cancer. Everyone like the
Roberson family could be benefactors of
this study. For more information contact
Brandi Perkins at 583-3383.
In honor of survivors' battle against
cancer, they and their caregivers are
invited to join the celebration of cancer
survivorship by walkingthe first lap of
the Relay for Life. Following the "Victory
Lap" there will be a complimentary
reception for all survivors and caregivers
in attendance'starting at noon on Nov. 5.
At-8 p.m. join the luminaria celebra-
tion. For a donation, a bag will be placed
around the track to memorialize or
horior a loved one. For more information
contact Laura Petrillo at 391-3622
To Qbtain luminaria or survivor.
forms, to volunteer or for information
contact Relay Chair Alice Nolan at 335-
1825. Also visit relayforlife.org/fernand-
inabeachfl to download stitvivd6 and lun-
minaria forms. '. -
Boston Photography is designing a
one-of-a-kind luminaria presentation .
for the American Cancer Society Relay
for Life-Fernandina Beach/Yulee event
on Nov. 5 featuring photographs of
those we celebrate and remember with*
Anyone can submit a photograph (no
charge) for this presentation to honor
the cancer survivors still with us and
remember those with cancer that have
passed on. The picture should feature
this person, however it does not have to
be of the sole individual, for example a
grandmother with her grandchild is fine.
The photograph must be non-profession-
al due to copyright laws, unless it was
taken by Boston Photography. Images
must be submitted by Oct. 30, pre-
. ferrably emailed as a jpeg image (the
larger the file,,the better) to
Include "Luminaria" in the subject line.
Or send a 4 by 6 image to Boston
Photography 1403 South Snapper Lane,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. If you
would like the image returned, include a
Sself-address stamped envelope. Be sure
to include your name, phone number and
email address in the instance that you
need to be contacted and allow two
weeks for your return.
Make sure that you have permission
to use the photograph you are submit-
ting. Be courteous of others, some peo-
ple may not want their photograph
shown. Visit relayforlife.org/fernandin-
abeachfl to download luminaria and sur-
teers are amateur radio operators,
licensed by the federal government,
,who use their skills to support emer-
gencies, disasters and also special
events by providing radio communica-
tions when and where they are needed,
often on a moment's notice.
The barbecue fundraiser will help
Nassau County ARES raise money to
buy equipment and supplies to enhance
their ability to deploy emergency com-
munication services. Area residents
interested in amateur radio are especial-
ly encouraged to stop by. In addition,
licensed amateurs interested in joining
ARES are welcome to meet the team.
New Life Baptist Church is located at
464069 SR 200, across from the
Walmart Supercenter. Contact Brian
Kopp, 261-0050, for information.
Tickets for the Holiday Home
Tour, sponsored by the Amelia Island
Museum of History on Dec.'2-3, are
now on sale. They may be purchased.
online at www.ameliamuseum.org; at
the museum at 233 S. Third St., or at
any of the satellite locations:
Amelia Island Visitor's Center, Old
Railroad Depot, downtown
The Plantation Shop, Palmetto
Walk Shopping Center
Golf Club of Amelia, 4700 Amelia
Peterbrooke Chocolatier, 1427
Sadler Road, next to Publix
AResort to Home, Amelia Village
Circle, Omni AIP
Tickets are $25 in advance or $30
on the days of the tour.
Tickets for the luncheon atthe
Beech Street Grill are available only.
at the museum as purchasers must
select seating and main course
choice. Luncheon tickets are $15. For
information call 261-7378, ext. 100.
AIDS Day banquetDec. 10
The director and officers of the Through comprehensive commu-
Coalition for the nity engagements it is helping people
Reduction/Elimination of Ethnic in Nassau County by offering health
Disparities in Health (CREED) will educational seminars for local organi-
host the fourth annual World AIDS zations, providing health maintenance
Day Banquet and commemorate 30 information via a monthly newsletter
years of fighting AIDS on Dec. 10 at and sponsoring an annual youth pro-
St Peter's Episcopal Church, 801 gram, "Let the Truth be Told," where
Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. speakers discussissues that are spe-
Social hour is from 6-7 p.m. and the cific to teenagers.
program starts at 7 p.m. During this year's youth program
Keynote speaker will be Rod L. it sponsored an essay contest, con-
Brown, senior prevention/training cerning HIV/AIDS, where the top
consultant for the Florida Department four contestants received a laptop
of Health, Area 4 AIDS Program computer and the fifth and sixth' place
Office. contestant received an e-reader.
Individualsand organizations may CREED also sponsored a back to
sponsor a table. Tickets are $30 per school event in partnership with the
person or $240 for a table of eight, local county health department, '
CREED is a 501c (3) community Baptist Medical Center Nassau, faith-
based organization whose mission is based organizations and local busi-
to raise awareness of risk factors for nesses. During this year's event it was
chronic and infectious diseases, espe- able to provide 90 free school physi-
cially HIV/AIDS, increase access to cals and give away more than 250
health screening and diagnostic serv- bags of school supplies.
ices and promote lifestyle changes The theme for this year's World
that may reduce the risks for these AIDS Day events is, "It takes a village
diseases. to fight HIV/AIDS."
Homeweatherizatlon funds available
Northeast Florida Community
Action Agency's Weatherization
Assistance Program provides free
energy saving home improvement
services to qualified homeowners,
such as attic and floor insulation, duct
system repair, caulking and weather-
stripping, minor ceiling and floor
k Welcome to
C & Interiors, Inc.
*GMC CHEVROLET Abbarpet BUDDY KELLUM
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464054 SR 200, Yulee 802 S 8th Street (904)261-0242
(904) 261-6821 Ferandina Beach, FL 32034 Fax (904) 261-0291
FAMILY DENTISTRY cock
FOR ADULTS & CHILDREN adco
Most Insurances Accepted HOME FURNITURE
Call For Appointment
Dr. Robert Friedman 904-261-6956
A1lA at Bailey Rd. 542057 Us Hwy 1, Callahan, FL
FI E A N Steve Johnson Automotive
WELL DRILLERS, INC. 1505 S 14th Street
Rock & Areian Wells Fernandina Beach, FL
Pump installation & Repair 904-277-9719
606 S. 6ti Street Our Co
Femnandna Beach, FL 32034 Proudly Supporting Our Community
repairs and more.
It is seeking applicants for the pro-
gram. For information call 261-0801,
ext. 211 or visit www.nfcaa.net. The
main requirement is income eligibili-
. ty, based on the number of people in
your homeand the total household
Godhaas given us a great country and
altrough we are not iMAtnour complex issues
p~d problems. we Inhabt the greatest nanur,
S 'Cme rom all parts ol ths worJo with
,gItmlrent ethnic backgrounds to seek the
'Arcain Dream Ard although we aie
dle ,. We all hold the basic Cuth cle in
t Declaration of Independence TMit all
h ar created equal, tat they are
endowed by their Creator with certain
ui 8lenable Rights, tlha among mnese ,re Lie
Puberty. and the punuir of Happiness '
Amedlcans, we tend to take our feelom and
lberties for gronred and a. rielarelvy younq
Scountry, we someumes Forget how gooj
Almighly God haibeen to us We have .
respdnslblilly not gQ|'It be good cmieni our
S to te appreciative ol God for me many
bl lesitl toat He hrs i esrooweo upon u;
: nly God knows wildt the 6ture nolrs for
,thti great land. ard-prayng ror our country
should te part cd our prayer life Putting ou'
tust fW love In our
Hbtaen y Father will help
tJ'Nlr'H c continued
b slingss on all of sLI and
Sour grat country
Brehan Elizabeth lleebner
and Jesse Matthew Kelley,
both of Shippenville, Pa.,
were married at 4:30 p.m.
May 21, 2011, at Sovereign
Performing Arts Center in
Reading, Pa., with the Rev.
Rahdy Roberts officiating.
The reception followed.
The bride is the daughter
of Robert and Christine
Hleebner of Reading, Pa. The
bridegroom is the son of
Edward and Mary Jo Kelley,
Mr. Stopher, Miss Murray
of Fernandina Beach.
Morgan Lindsay Murray
and Christopher Guy Stopher,
both of Lexington, Ky.,will be
married April 21,2012, at
'Oyster Bay Yacht Club.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Terry and Mark
Dcaton and Mitch Murray, all
of Fernandina Beach. The
groom-elect is the son of
Robin and Mike Hawkins of
Meinbers of the Holiday Home Tour committee discuss the'launch of
ticket sales this week including, back row, Leah Bork, Pam Wise, Dee
Stalcup and Anne Kelly. Front row are Carole Miller, Diane O'Malley
and Mary Ruark.
Home tour tickets go on sale
Halloween Fall Fun Oct. 23
from 3-6 p.m. The main stage
theater lobby will be turned
into a small fall festival with
game booths and a $1 ticket
raffle for a Halloween basket
of treats. The ACT Teen
(ZOMBIE) Troupe will present
a musical performance at 3:30
and 6:30 p.m. Doors open at
3 p.m. and again at 6 p.m.
Cost is $5 per child 12 years
and under. Adults accompa-
nied by a child (and people
over 12) pay $2. The $5 chil-
dren's ticket includes admis-
sion to all the game booths.
For information email
Springhill Baptist Church, :
announces its annual
Bethlehem Marketplace, Oct.
28 from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy
activities, games, prizes and
rides. Admission is one non-
perishable food item for the
community food pantry.
Hamburgers, hotdogs, chips
and drinks will be available at
low prices. Please,-no scary
costumes: Springhill Baptist
Church is located at 941017
Old Nassauville Road. Call
Dress your pet in their
favorite Halloween costume
and join Omni Amelia Island
Plantation's pet parade and
costume contest Oct. 28 at 5
p.m. Donations benefit
Rescuing Animals in Nassau.
Prizes will be given for best
costume. Call the Nature
Center at 321-5082 to pre-
register, pr register at the Spa
and Shops from 4:30-4:45
p.m. the day of the event.
Join Community Baptist
Bayview Road, Yulee (off
Radio Road) for a free Fqll
Festival Obt. 29 at 4 p.m. The
event, open to everyone, fea-
tures games, prizes,-food,
horse and wagon rides, a
bounce house and an Old
Tyme Country Store With old-
time prices. Booths open at 5
p.m. Contact Sandra
Kennison, (904) 521-4068 or
, Trick or treaters who come
by Island Photography with a
item to donate to the
Barnabas free food pantry will
have their picture taken and
receive a free photo. Pets are
welcome. Photos will be taken
from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31 at
Island Photography, 1401
Atlantic Ave. No appointments
required. Call 261-7860.
Yulee United Methodist
Church on Christian Way will
celebrate Halloween on Oct.
31 from 6:30-8 p.m. with the
fourth annual "Trunk or Treat"
and "Not so Scary, Scary
The events are free to all,
but please donate a canned
good for the church food
pantry. There will be no blood,
guts or gore, just a lot of
Halloween spoofs. Wear a
costume and trunk or treat
from decorated cars. For
information call Nathan at
The Amelia Island
Museum of History, 233 S.
Third St., is offering special
ghost tours during the month
of October (except for
Sundays. It.will also host a.
Haunted Museum Tour on
Oct. 28. Guests interested in
making reservations for six or
more people can.call Thea
Seagraves at 261-7378,
ext.105 for times and dates.
Amelia Island Ghost Tours
is offering special pricing for
its Halloween walking tours
today at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. (1
hour) and 8 p.m. (2 hours);
and Oct 22at6 p.m., 7 p.m.
(1 hour) and 8 p.m. (2 hours).
Call 548-0996 for reserva-
tions. Meet at the Fred's store
The Florida State College
Nassau Outdoor Education
Center, 76346 William
Burgess Blvd., Yulee will host
the "Holler for a Dollar"
Haunted House Oct. 22, 28,
and 29, from 7:30-11 p.m.
each night. There will also be
a Haunted Hayride and
Haunted Forest. Admission is
$2 per event or $5 for all
three. "Ghoulish Treats" will.
be available to purchase. All
proceeds will go to Take Stock
in Children, United Way and
United Communities,, and the
Baptist Medical Center
Cancer Research Institute.
The events are appropriate for
ages 9 to 99. Call 548-4490.
Memorial United Methodist
Church will host a Fall Festival
Oct. 22 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in
Central Park with food, pony
rides, horse-drawn hayrides, a
bounce house and carnival-
style games with school sup-
'plies as prizes. The communi-
ty is invited. Call 261-5769.
WNRT will present an old-
time radio production of "The
Haunting Hour" Oct. 22 at
6:30 p.m. at West Nassau
High School, 1 Warrior Drive,
Callahan. Performers include
Janet Cote-Merow, John
Bousfield, Linda Janca, Lois
Stewart and David Goldberg.
The show is a mystery involv-
ing attempted murder: The
West Nassau High School
dram, students will perform
"Check, Please!" Tickets are
$3 at the door.
On Oct. 22 wear your
Halloween costume to the
Micah's, Place inaugural Fall
Festival, held from 10 a.m.-1
p.m. at the Amelia Market
Shopping Center in Yulee,
sponsored by The Blood
Alliance. Enjoy food, music,
games, a bounce house, face
painting, bake sale, costume
contests, prizes and perform-
ances by Island Tribe Dancers
and Medinas Martial Art.
Purple Dove will hold a $5
bag sale. Donations will be
accepted for the holiday food
drive. Visit www.micah-
splace.org for a list of items.
The ACT Teen Theatre
Troupe invites you to bring
young kids for some
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The community is invited
to help the congregation of
Solid Rock COGBF 86138
Palm Tree Drive, Yulee, the
National Executive Ruling
Elder of the Church of God by
Faith, and other local pastol:s
to celebrate Pastor Harry J.
Johnson's leadership as the
Jacksonville District Superin-
tendent in an Annual Appre-
ciation Service on Oct. 22 at 6
p.m. at New Dimensions '
COGBF, 3142 Edgewood
Solid Rock will celebrate
Pastor Johnson's 31st
Appreciation Service sched-
uled for Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m.;
Nov: 11 at 7:30 p.m.; and the
closing ceremony on Nov. 13
at 11:30 a.m. Visit the face-
book page srcogbf@bell-
south.net for information.
The Women of Power
Biblical and Practical Life
Study Series will be held Oct.
22 from 10 am-noon it the
Arpelia Island Museum of
History, 233 S. Third St. The
mission of the series is to
assist women by providing
inspiration, motivation, educa-
tion and empowerment for
purposeful living. Session one
is from 10-10:55 am.m, facilitat-
ed by Evangelist Valerie
Baker. Session two is from 11-
11:55 am., facilitated by
Evangelist LaVerne Floyd
Mitchell. For information con-
tact Baker at (904) 635-8789.
Worship and Arts Ministry
at Memorial United Metho-
dist Church will present
"Dancing for Those Who
Can't" on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. in
Maxwell Hall. Local dancers
will perform their talents to
benefit the PET project.
Admission is free and a love
offering will be taken. Call
(261-5769) for more details.
Friendship Baptist Church
at 85834 Miner Road in Yulee
will host their Deacon and
Deaconess Anniversary at 4
p.m. on Oct. 23. The guest
speaker will be Pastor Arthur
Lee Jordan. For questions call
Bernice Walker at 225-5627.
The North Hilliard Baptist
Church is hosting a Home-
coming Service Oct 23. Holy
Ground Quartet from Jack-
sonville will be in concert at
10 a.m. The Rev. Jimmy L
Black, former North Hilliard
pastor, will be the speaker. A
covered dish luncheon will fol-
low. The church is on US
Hwy. 1, three miles north of
The United Methodist
Women of Memorial United
Methodist Church in
Fernandina Beach will host an
informative program on the
worldwide issue of human
trafficking at 9:30 a.m. on Oct.
24 in Maxwell Hall, at the
church, Sixth and Centre
streets. The speaker will be
Attorney Crystal Freed of the-
Freed law firm in Jacksonville.
A question and answer period
will follow and resources will
be available. Refreshments
will be served. This program
is free and open to the public.
The Salvation Army Hope
House invites you to join it
each Tuesday at noon for the
Weekly Worship Service.
Pastor Kathy Smith of Look
Up Ministries will bring the
Gospel teaching on Oct. 25.
Hope House is located at 410
S. Ninth St. at the corner of
Ninth and Date streets.
Wednesday for all
St. Peter's Episcopal
Church hosts a church supper
each Wednesday, open to the
public. Dinner is at 5:15 p.m.
in Burns Hall, followed by
programs for adults and chil-
dren. Cost is $7 for adults, $5
for children and $24 for fami-
lies. On the menu this week is
pumpkin soup, beer-braised'
smoked beef sausage, pasta
Alfredo with greens, garden
salad, bread basket and
Halloween cupcakes, plus
sweet and unsweet tea, lemon-
ade arid coffee. Dinner is
catered by Old South Yankee
Gourmet Shop. Make reserva-
tions by calling the church
office by noon the Monday
before at 261-4293. For infor-
mation about the programs
Trinity United Methodist
Church, 715 Ash St., will cele-
brate its 189th church
anniversary on Oct. 30 at 11
a.m. with the Rev. Avis Smith
of Franklintown United
Methodist Church delivering
the morning message. All are
invited to share in this special
Dr. John Guest, author of
10 books on the Christian
lifestyle, will speak words of
inspiration and renewal from
the pulpit of the Amelia
Plantation chapel on Oct. 30
at 9:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and
again at 7 p.m. Guest has
been called "the thinking per-
son's evangelist," a term that
describes his gift for combin-
ing brilliant apologetics with a
powerful speaking style. The
Amelia Plantation Chapel is.
located the Omni Amplia
Island Plantation Spa and
Shops at 36 Bowman Road.
Call 277-4414 for information
about the chapel and its
Rdnew and Refresh Sunday or
FOOD FOR BARNABAS
Time for Christas
Your heart will be warmed and your spir-
its lifted as "A Time for Christmas" returns to
First Baptist Church in the worship center,
Dec. 8-11. The dynamic Broadway-style dra-
matic musical takes you on a journey
through the history of Christmas while
emphasizing the importance of the true
meaning of the holiday. Make plans to see "A
Time foi Christmas" at First Baptist Church,
Dec. 8-10 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. For
more information visit FBFirst.com or call
Evening in Deceber
The community is invited to the 15th
annual presentation of "An Evening in
December" on Friday and Sunday, Dec. 9 and
11 at 7 p.m. at Amelia Baptist Church in
Pam Helton, minister of music, has assem-
bled a community choir of more than 60
which now accounts,
for some 150 fami-
food supplies for
distribution by the
Barnabas Center in
to area families in
need. At the request
of the center, this
effort, which follows
the observance of
the Jewish High
Holy Days, focused
on. the nutritional
needs of children.
Some 283 pounds
of food were deliv-
ered on Oct. 10.
Above Ron Price
and Mark Kaufman,
from left, load bags
for delivery. Left,
from left, Kaufman
and Barnabas volun-
teers Susan Ryan
and Robert Green
transport the food.
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singers and an instrumental ensemble of 12
persons from several area churches. "The
Heart of Christmas" is an inspiring concert
comprising a variety of Christmas music
..styles and traditions as well as the scripture
passages that have inspired them. The pro-
gram includes the selections "Lo, How a Rose
E're Blooming," John Rutter's "Angels'
Carol," a collection of traditional English car-
ols and "The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy," a
traditional West Indian carol. The songs and
narrations have been selected to communi-
cate the gospel message that is "The Heart of
No admission is charged. Childcare for
children through age four is available with
reservations. For information call the church
office at 261-9527.
Amelia Baptist Church is located at
961167 Buccaneer Trail where it intersects
with South Fletcher Avenue at the round-
about. For information contact Pam Helton
(261-9527) or Allen Lennon (261-8799).
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Wednesday AWANA........................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ...............6:30 pm
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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
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All are Welcome
36 Bowman Road, 277-4414
OffA1A at entrance to Omni Resort
Amelia Island Plantation
Rev. Jose Kallukallam
Saturday Vigil Mass -4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses sam 9:30am.- Ilam- 12230 pm
Daily Mass 8:3 0am Mon., Wed., Thurs & Fri.
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6:00 pm; HolyDay 8:30 am
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Meeting 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. 0 6:30pm
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41 YULEE UNITED
Please join us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward
20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of All People
Sunday New Member Class 9a.m.
Sunday School 9:00a.m.
Mioring Iorsh( 10:30 a.m. every Sunday
iWdnesday Noon-day Prqer
I'Wdnlsday Mid-vweak Service 7-9p.m.Mnlsrnisis:
Hus & Van, Cooupls, Singles, Youth
17982 N. Main Street, Jacksonville
Oust 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
FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
"MORE THAN A CHURCH. ,WE'RB FAMILY"
Pastor i Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School............. 9:45A.M.
Worship Service............. 10;BA.M.
Discipleship Training ......... 6OOP.M,
Evening Worship ............ 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper... 6;00RM.
Wednesday Prayer Service ..... 7tOOP.M.
736 Bonnleview Road (amnrouen la std.)
904.26-.4615 (church office) )
9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday f:30 PM
96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Sunday Morning Worship Serlvces-10:30 am
Sunday School 9:15am
Friday 6:45 9:00 Awana '
Worship Service 10:30 (Childrens Church)
Sunday p.m. Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
Nursery Provided Bus Ministry Available
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Located at the comer .
of 8th &Atlantlc
7:30 am. Holy Eucharist
8:15 a.m. Breakfast Burns Hal,,
9,00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
11:15 a.m, Service
6 p.m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
,6 p.m. TAI E' 2nd Sunday
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5th Sunday Morniag Payer 10:00 am
Sunday Children's BibleClass 1000 am
Wednesday Holy Communion-12:15 pm
Rev. Michael Bowhay, Rector
1830 like Prk Dr. (Amell PaTt rams fhoYMCA))
904-491-60M., w' lllvlnulAulgano
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The Salvatiop Army
Hope House has already
started preparing for this
year's Christmas season. If
you are pondering how you
might wish to serve, please
consider ringing the
Christmas bells, adopting a
senior grandma or grandpa
angel, donating some
fixin's for turkey baskets or
volunteering at the center.
Please call Mary Moore at
321-0435 or come by 410 S.
Ninth St. for more details.
The Everett P Pope
Detachment of the Marine
Corps League, in partner-
ship with the Fernandina
Beach Kayak Club, will
host the third annual Toys
for Tots Kayak Paddle Nov.
12 10 a.m. at Lofton Creek.
Launch and return will be
at the Melton O. Nelson
Boat Ramp on A1A This
event is open to the-public
with a donation of a new
toy for Toys for Tots.
The local Toys for Tots
program provides new toys
to over 700 needy children
in the Fernandina Beach/
Participants will be
required to wear personal
flotation devices. Contact
Hope for holidays
The festive holiday sea-
son can be challenging for
those who have experi-
enced the death of a loved
one,. To help the bereaved
through the difficult time,
Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida will hold
Hope for the Holidays
workshops in November
A workshop for
Nassau County residents
willbe held in Fernandina.
Beach on Nov. 19 from 10n -
11:30 a.m. in the board
room at Baptist Medical
Center Nassau, 1250 South
Hope for the Holidays is
created for families, friends
and caregivers who have
experienced the death of a
will lead the discussions
and group exercises on
ways to cope with grief and
refocus energy on positive
activities and rituals that
honor and remember their
loved ones. Hope for the
Holidays is free and open
. to the public.
Reserve your space by
calling (904) 407-6355.
Worship this week
at the place of your choice
The Florida Department of
Education, in partnership
with First Lady Ann Scott and
the Florida Department of
State announce the 2012
Celebrate Literacy Week,
Florida! Public Service
Announcement (PSA) contest
focused on the theme "Take
the Lead and Read."
Celebrate Literacy Week,
Florida! is a weeklong cele-
,bration of reading and literacy
that will take place Jan. 23-27.
The 2012 Celebrate
Literacy Week, Florida! PSA
should be no longer than 26
seconds and must be post-
marked no later than Nov. 18.
Students from elementary,
middle or high schools are
eligible to participate, with
winning schools selected and .
announced during Literacy
Week in January. To learn
more or for submission guide-
lines, visit www.justreadflori-
Parents, grandparents and
guardians of all Nassau
School District K-5 students
are invited to a free work-
shop; Families Building
Better Readers, Oct. 25 at
Callahan Elementary, 449618
US 301. Registration and free
pizza is from 5:30-6 p.m. and
workshop from 6-8 p.m. Learn
simple activities you can do
with your child to improve
their reading performance. A
"Parent Tool Kit" will be pro-
vided free to attendees. For
information or child, care
A public hearing for
review of Fernandina Beach
Middle School's 2011-12
School Improvement Plan will
be held Oct 27 at 6 p.m. A
copy of the plan will be avail-
Fernandina Beach High
School will hold its regularly
scheduled School Advisory
Council (SAC)*meeting on
Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. in the main
office conference room. For
more information contact
Spencer Lodree at 261-5713,
The next session of
Creative Dramatics, a music
and drama program for ages
6-10, begins Nov. 7 at the
Amelia Arts Academy. Using
imagination and creative
exploration, children will
learn to act and sing in a
cooperative environment. The
focus will include theater
games, improvisation, brain-
storming and collaboration.
Studentaswill learn about cos-
tumes, props, performance
techniques, stage presence,
and voice projection.The ses-
sion will culminate in a per-
formance of "Twas the Night
Before Christmas" a mini-
musical based on the poem.
Register online at www.
.Children ages 4-10 will
enjoy making winter-themed
crafts and holiday gifts Dec.
20-22 from 9 a.m.-noon each
day at the Amelia Arts
Academy, while guardians
enjoy extra time to get last-
minute shopping done. For
information call the academy
Sherlock Holmes is com-
ing to town in January and
kids need to get ready. Join
the Amelia Arts Academy
Dec. 28 and 29, 9 a.m. to noon
each day, to learn how to
solve mysteries and the tricks
of being a super-sleuth, such
as writing in invisible ink,
finding clues and more. For
ages 4-10. For information call
the academy at 277-1225.
The world's most famous
detective is called to investi-
gate a diamond theft at an
opera house in "Sherlock
Holmes and the Opera House
Mystery," an original stage
play based on the work of Sir
Arthur Conan Doyle, present-
ed Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. by Amelia
Arts Academy and the Florida
Division of Cultural Affairs.
Holmes must use his skills of
observation and disguise,
along with audience participa-
tion to solve the mystery.
Produced by Atlantic Coast
Theater for Youth, the play is
fun for the entire family.
Tickets are $6 each. Contact
the academy at 277-1225.
Step by Step Learning
Center II in Yulee now offers
a separate after-school pro-
gram in a new facility located
adjacent to the child care cen-
ter. The program offers
school bus transportation to
the facility, snacks and tutor-
ing help with all homework
needs, and art projects,
games and computers are
available. Call 261-6030 for
information. Step by Step
Learning Center I in
Fernandina also offers an
after school program and new
playground. Call 277-8700.
Lamb Christian. Day Care,
a national accredited center,
is enrolling infants and chil-
dren ages 24. It also offers
VPK to all four-year-olds who
qualify. It offers a Christian-
based curriculum along with
a character building compo-
nent so children get a quality
start in school. Lamb Chris-
tian Day Care is located at
Memorial United Methodist
Church, 601 Centre St. It is
recognized by the state as a
Gold Seal school and offers
breakfast, a hot lunch and a
healthy snack. Call 261-5301
or stop by for a tour.
The nonprofit Amelia Arts
Academy, 516 South 10th St.,
now offers lessons six days a
week, including after school,
in music, art, acting and
more. Saturday private les-
sons are available in flute,
brass instruments, voice,
piano and violin. For informa-
tion or to register visit
call 277-1225 or email infor-
ON THE RUN FOR CIS
William Robinson and Kingston Hill, above. Iaura
Richardson, above left, and Ashley Graley of Yulee High
School, middle left. Placing second was Yulee Middle
Symphony offers ticket
Attending Jacksonville Symphony The card also allows up
Orchestra concerts is accessible for stu- panying.admissions for $1(
dents with the Sound Check Card. only), including friends, as
For $25, students age 25 and under ents of young Sound Checl
can become a Sound Check cardholder,. Call the box office at (904)
and have access to every Jacksonville visit at jaxsymphony.org.
Symphony Orchestra Masterworks, Student Rush Tickets ai
Fusion and Coffee series concert for the only) and available 90 mini
2011-12 season. any Masterworks, Fusion
More than 200 stu-
dents and adults partici-
pated in the 4th Annual
SCommunities In Schools
Family Beach Run on
Saturday at Peters Point
on Amelia Island, top.
School placed first with.
the highest number of
$1,000 to be utilized to
build healthy lifestyles.
Yulee Middle School
was awarded $500 for
second place and St.
Michael Academy came
a close third.
Major business spon-
sors for the event
included Rick Keffer
First Federal Bank, The
Crab Trap, Amelia Hotel
'at the Beach, KK
Public Utilities, the
News-Leader and the
Nassau County Record.
The event was made
possible with the assis-
tance of Nassau County
schools, community vol-
unteers, T-shirt and
food sponsors and the
generous donation of
entry fees for student
runners, enabling every
child to participate free
of charge in this county-
.widt event,, N
Schools of Nassau
County, Inc. is a private
nonprofit dedicated to
helping students achieve
in school and in life.
CIS staff are based at
the school site where
they are accessible to
students, parents and
teachers to surround
students with a commu-
nity of support. For
more information con-
tact Susan Milana, exec-
utive director, at 321-
deals for students
to two accom-
well as par-
re $10 (cash
or Coffee con-
cert, on a first-come, first-served
basis, subject to availability. Students
must present a valid student ID to
purchase tickets. One ticket per
A multitude of concerts are available
under the Sound Check and Student
Rush plans. The season runs through
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There more than monkey business going on at
the Monkey Barrel in the Spa & Shops at Amelia
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 (,vete Tiet class to familiarize
herself with thebus f s ~ide of retailing.
Dina chose to open 'a children store because
she enjoyed working in retail and being around
She wanted to create a whimsical atmosphere in
the shop using an animal rhat 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 -
Patrons will find clothing in sizes from newborn to
size 10 for.boys and size 14 for girls anda 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.
Saturday and "
11 a.m. to 5 pm:
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
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District champs again, FBHS wins seventh straight
FBHS senior Jacqueline Sh
the District 1-5A match.at 1
r was crowned medalist Tuesday after carding an 81 in
Fernandina Beach Golf Club.
The Lady Pirates contin-
ued their district domination
Tuesday at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club. They cap-
tured their seventh straight
district title, beating Clay
County, Bishop Kenny, West
Nassau, Bishop Snyder and
Yulee to clinch the 5-1A
Fernandina Beach High
School senior Jacqueline
Shelly, who was third in the
district last year, was Tues-
day's medalist. She posted an
81 for the top individual per-
The Lady Pirates dominat-,
ed the top spots. Leanne Lee
was third.with a 99, Sydney
Brou'ssard was fifth with a
104 and Cailee Crane finished
sixth with a 106. Lee and
Crane are seniors and
Broussard is a sophomore at
Q ay's Alexis Scardasis
shol a 95 for second and
teai'a.te Racheal Winton
The Lady Pirates advance
to the Region 2-1A tourna'-
ment Monday at the UF
course in Gainesville.
The FBHS boys, who fin-
ished third.Monday at the
city course, will play Monday
at Eagle Harbor in Jackson-
ville. Eric Shelly, freshman
brother of Jacqueline, fin-
FBHS Coach Christina Steffen holds the district trophy
with her players behind her, from left, Sydney
Broussard, Leanne Lee, Cailee Crane, Abby Bellwether
and Jacqueline Shelly.
* ished fourth individually
Monday with a 77.
"I am proud of both
teams," FBHS Coach Chri-
stina Steffen said. "They have
worked hard all season and it
paid off. Regionals next week
will be a big step and great
experience for both pro-
The Lady Pirates had a
team score of 390; Clay was
second with a 442 and Bishop
Kenny was third with a 454.
All three teams advance to
the region. West Nassau had
a 532 for fourth, Snyder was
fifth and Yulee sixth. Kellen
Jones led West Nassau with a
122. Sherri Smith scored a
128 and senior Cheyenne
Coxwell posted a 137.
Shooting for Yulee were
senior Shelby Carney (138)
and freshman Rachael Collins
HOME SWEET HOME
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PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER
Friday night lights will be shining at home for both the Fernandina Beach and Yulee high school football teams
tonight. The FBHS Pirates (3-4) host Fort White for homecoming. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. The parade kicks
off the day's festivities at 4 p.m. on Centre Street The Yulee Hornets (3-3) are also at home tonight, hosting district
and county foe West Nassau at 7 p.m. Homecoming is next week for the Hornets, who host Trinity Christian at 7
p.m. Above, the Pirates parade onto the field to the tunes of "The Horse" by the Mighty Marching Pirate Band.
Derrick "Shocka" Henry, left top, in action last week at First Coast. Tai Dunwood, left, is tangled up by Hornets ear-
lier this season.
FBHS, Yulee swimmers compete in Orlando invitational
Both the Fernandina
Beach and Yulee high school *
swim teams had swimmers at
the FSPA Orlando Invitational
Oct. 8. The swimmers had to
have qualifying times in indi-
vidual events to be invited to
this meet, where teams from
all over the state came to
compete; there were more
S schools in
O'Rourke, Gino Car. llo.
Savannah Shelton, Jasmine
Duke, Reagan Butler and
Fernandina Beach High
School swimmers were
Corinne Priest, Emma Priest,
Zoe Stein, Alie Elwell,Taylor
Owens, Amber Wolfe, Kay-
lynn Chauncey, Chloe Birch,
Katie Weaver, Bryson Baxter,
Joseph Bustabad, Cole
Gallup, Jeremy Kennedy, Sam
Bridwell and Carson Nave.
Corinne Priest qualified
for Ihe finals in two events.
She finished fifth overall'out
of 130 competitors in the 100-
yard freestyle with a time of
53:37. She also placed fifth.
overall out of 99 other com-
petitors in thel00-yard back-
stroke with a time of 59:67.
Priesl also holds the
Fernandini a Beach Hligh
School girls records in the
200 freestyle, 200 individual
medley, 100 freestyle, 500
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Jasmine Duke competes in the backstroke for Yulee High School at the Orlando
Invitational Oct. 8, left. Pirate swimmers enjoy a little dowhtime in Orlando, above.
The FBHIS and Yulee swimmers compete in the district meet Tuesday at Episcopal
Iligh School in Jacksonville.
freestyle and the 1(X) back-
Chauncey holds the school
girls record for the 10X)
breaststroke. Kennedy just
broke the boys-school record
in the 500 freestyle with a
5:29.08. Reeves holds the re-
cord for the 100 backstroke.
The Nassau County high
school swim teams will be
competing at the district
championships Tuesday at
Episcopal High School in
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The Amelia Island Youth Soccer U16 Riptide finished with an undefeated record this
fall 2011 season with six wins, no losses and one tie. Riptide scored 47 goals and
allowed just eight goals scored. Pictured are, back row from left, Hill, Tom, Alec, Josh,
Kenny, Austin; middle row, Coach Will, Tanner, Christian, Hunter, Simon, Matt,
Daniel, Coach Dan; front, Bradley, Ryan, Dristen, Kyle and Bailey.
Inboden October's queen of tees
The "game of the day"
Oct. 11 for the Fernandina ,
Beach Women's Golf Associa-
tion was low gross/low net in,
The A flight winner of low"
gross was Linda Scott with a
score of 83. First low net win-.
ner was Vicki Galpin with a
74; second low net went to
Mary Poole with a 75.
Winner of low gross in'the -
B flight was B.J. Murphy a .:
score of 93. First low net was
Cynthia Moorhead with a 74;
there was a tie for second, low
net between. Mary An, ,.. '
Schroeder and Saldy Pardue
with a 76.
The C flight winner for.low
gross was Ann Thibult with a
score of99. First low net win-
ner was Nancy fn'boden with,
a 70; second rent to Helen
Hirsh with a 75.
TheD flight low gross
winner was Sue Lopiano with
a score of 108. First low net
score of 73 went to Joyce
Tonti; second low net with a
net 82 was Pat Gibbs.
The Queen of Tees for the
month of October was Nancy
Inboden with a score of a net
Randy Kaiser, a guest at
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
SIsland, had a double eagle on
'hole No. 15 Saturday at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club.
The 2011 Fernandina
Beach Kiwanis Club's Charity
Golf Tournament will be held
Dec. 14 at the Golf Club of
Amelia Island. The field is
limited to the first 80 players.
Shotgun start is at noon
with a captain'schoice for-
mat. Entry fee is $100 per per-
son and includes golf cart,
green fees, prizes and a buffet
dinner after play.
Entry deadline is Dec..9.
Make a team or be placed on
one. Sponsorships are avail-
able. For information, contact
Nancy Inboden, left, was crowned Queen of Tees for the
month of October by BJ. Murphy, 2011 Queen of Tees
Steve Heller at 491-4574 or
Sutton Place evnt
The inaugural golf tourna-
ment to benefit Sutton Place
Behavioral Health will be held
Nov. 14 at Amelia National
Golf and Country Club.
Registration is at 11 a.m.
Sh,,tgun start is at noon.
F., I mat is a team scramble.
Brian Sexton, the "Voice of
the Jaguars," will greet
golfers. There willbe a
$25,000 hole-in-one prize. -
A cookout follows play. To
sponsor the event or for infor-
mation, contact Cherie
Billings at 277-2995 or Joyce
The Golf Club at North
Hampton will host the 16th
annual Reggie Hunt Memor-
ial Golf Classic Nov. 8.
It is held annually in mem-
ory of Reggie Hunt, a former
Fernandina High School stu-
dent athlete and six-year par-
ticipant in the Big Brothers
Big Sisters of Nassau County
program, who died tragically
as a teenager in an accident in.
The format will be a tradi-
tional captain's choice with a
noon shotgun start. Registra-
tion-begins at 11 a.m.
Lunch will be provided. At
the conclusion of play, there
is q prime rib dinner with
refreshments and awards.
Low gross and low net
prizes will be awarded with
net scores influenced by the
amount.of money raised for
BBBS. There will also be
longest drive, closest-to-the-
pin and hole-in-one contests.
Big Brothers Big Sisters in
Nassau County relies on pri-
vate donations for more than
half its operating expenses.
Donations are tax-deductible
and the money raised
remains in the county.
Visit www.bbbsnefl.com or
contact Tom Oden at 261-
9500, (904) 806-6854 or
Oct. 27 District 2-1A
Nov 3 Region 1-1A, Bolles
Nov. 11 State 1A, Orlando
Oct. 21 FORT WHITE"
Nov. 4 at West Nassau"
Nov 10 OAKLEAF
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Oct. 21 WEST NASSAU
Oct 28 Trinity Christian *
Nov 4 at Calvary Christ.
Nov 11 HAMILTON"
SHomecoming "Senior night
Junior Varsity Football
Oct. 27 at Yulee
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Junior Varsity Football
Oct 27 FERNANDINA
Last Chance, Galnesville
Region 1-2A. Lake City
State 2A, Dade City
Oct. 24 Region 2-1A
Oct. 31-Nov 2 State 1A, Tavares
Oct. 25-27 DISTRICT 4-4A
Oct. 24 Region 2-1A at UF
Nov 1-2 State1 A
FERN ANDINA BEACH
Oct 24-25 Florlda-Georia champs
YULEE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Oct. 24-25 Florida-Georgia champ.
Join the McArthur Family YMCA this winter
for its youth basketball league. Practices are
Monday, Tuesdays or Thursday nights after
5 p.m. with games on Fridays or Saturdays,
depending on age group. The season runs
from Nov. 28 to Feb. 11.
Each participant will receive a basketball
jersey and an award at the end of the season.
Registration is open with a late fee starting
Nov. 11. The prices are $55 for members and
$110 for non-members. The league is open to
ages 4-14 (as of Aug. 1).
For information, visit www.firstcoastymca.
org or call 261-1080. .
The Femandina Beach High School
wrestling team will hold its fourth annual
beauty pageant fundraiser at 7 p.m. Nov. 18
at Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach.
Tickets are $20 for the buffet dinner, show
and silent auction. Admission to the show and
auction is $5. Contact Tracy Williams at 277-
2359 for information.
The Yulee Basketball Association invites
athletes ages-8-12 as of Nov. 1 to participate
in its second'season. Registration is from 8
a.m. to noon Oct. 22 and 29 and from 5:30-
7:30 p.m. Oct: 27 at the Yulee Sports
Complex, 86142 GoodbreadRoad.
Cost is $75 per child; $50 per additional
sibling. Proof of Nassau County residency,
physical within the last six months and birth
certificate required. Visit www.yuleebasket-
ball.org or call(904) 701-4188 for information.
Amelia Island Boules Club holds petanque
pickup games Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. and
Wednesday at 6 p.m. on the petanque
courts at the south end of the downtown mari-
na. Petanque (pay-tonk) is a cousin of both
horseshoes andbocce, the Italian bowling
game. The public is always welcome to join in
and leam this easy, fun game for all ages. For
Information, call 491-1190.
Nassau Challenger Bowling League for
the physically and mentally challenged meets
the second Saturday each nronth from 3-5
p.m. at the Nassau Bowling Center in Yulee.
Call Melinda Willaford at 261-3136.
The annual Reindeer Run, now a half-
marathon along with a 5K and children's run,
is set for Dec. 3 and will include several new
holiday-themed features for the whole family.
The event is the most ambitious yet by the
island's not-for-profit running club, Amelia
Island Runners, and will be limited to the first
500 entrants. Beginning.and ending.at Main.,
Beach'Park,the'retritei'ill include North
Fletcher Avenue, Fort Clinch State Park and
historic Old Town. Each half-marathon finisher
Swill receive a medal.
In addition to overall and age-group
awards for the 13.1- mile half-marathon and
' 5K, there will be awards for "in the middle"
and "last reindeer in the herd." Other family-
friendly features include a non-competitive
children's fun run with Santa, live music on
the route, mile marker trivia and a Christmas
costume contest. The half-marathon will also
be walker-friendly with a 3 1/2-hour time limit.
A pasta dinner is being planned for the
evening before the event.
The half-marathon race fee will be $55
- through Nov. 30, when registration doses.
The 5K fee is $20 through Nov. 23, and $25
from Nov. 24 until Nov. 30. Members of
Amelia Island Runners receive a $5 discount
for either rage.
Entry into the one-mile children's fun run
with Santa will be free with a gift donation to
The city of Femandina Beach Recreation
Department (city website www.fbfl.us) offers:
Gymnastics and tumbling for cheer class-
es are held at the Peck Center. Classes
Tuesday are for Tiny Tumbles from 3:30-4
p.m.; intermediate gymnastics from 4-5 p.m.;
and beginning gymnastics from 5:15-6:15
p.m. Thursday's classes are from 4-4:55 p.m.
for beginning gymnastics and cheer tumbling
from 5:15-6:15 p.m. Annual fees are $10 to
the city of Femandina Beach and $12 to AAU
for insurance. Tuition is $99 for 10 weeks for
an hour per week for city residents ($120 non-
city). Instructor is Shari Riepe. Call (904) 404-
6758 or visit www.freshspiritadventures.com.
Zumba fitness classes at Peck Center
are.from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 11-11:45 a.m.
M6ndays and 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 5:30-6:30
p.m. Wednesday. City resident fee is $5 per
class or $45 for 10-class punch card. Non-city
fees are $6 per class or $55 for 10. Register
at the Atlantic Center. Contact Kathie at 206-
0107 for details.
Peck Gym weight room is open from 11
a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday. Cost is $3 a day, $25 a month for
city residents ($31.25 non-city), $120 for sixth
months ($150 non-city) or $180 for 12 months
($225 non-city). Personal training is available.
Fee is $30 per session, $75 per week (three
sessions) or $200 a month (two sessions per
week for four weeks). Monthly packages
come with dietary analysis and food program.
Call Jay at 277-7364.
Adult volleyball is from 7-9 p.m. Tues-
days and Fridays-at Peck Gym. Cost is $2 per
day for city residents ($5 non).
Open basketball is Mondays and Wed-
nesdays from 11 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Thursdays
from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays and
Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Peck Gym,
based on availability.
Coed exercise is from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays at the MLK Center.
Fee is $2 per class (city), $3 (non-city).
Check out Central Park tennis court keys
at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center ($5
deposit, refundable if returned within a year).
Lap swim is from 6-9 a.m. and noon to 3
p.m. Monday through Friday at Atlantic
Toys for Tots (parents or guardians must fill
out a registration form).
Packet pickup will be Dec. 2 from noon to
9 p.m. at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center.,Ther will be no race-day registration.
The halfarathon and 5K will start at 8
a.m. and feie professional scoring, using
Champion ., timing. The children's run will
start at 10:30 .m.
Call 491-4959 or visit www.Amelialsland
Runners.com, where a registration form and
online registration are available. Registration
forms can also be picked up at Current
Running, thMjcArthur Family YMCA and
The Women of Power 5K RunN/alk will be
held at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 19 at Main Beach. The
fees are $20 through Nov. 4 and $25 there-
after. The event benefits the Cedar Haven
Transitional House for women moving from
homelessness to housing independence.
For information, visit www.active.com/run-
runwalk-2011 or wop5krun.wordpress.com.
Organized bike ides
There are organized bicycle rides in
Fernandina Beach and around Amelia Island
Thursday starting at 9 a.m. and Saturdays
starting at 8:30 a.m., weather permitting. All
rides start from Main Beach. Park near the
miniature golf course.
Cyclists of all abilities are welcome. The
ride will be around 30 miles with rest stops
along the way and loops back to the starting
point at around 10 miles before continuing on
the remaining 20 miles of the route. Lunch
after the ride is optional.
Bicycle helmets are mandatory as well as
a bicycle in good working condition. These
rides are led by Don Eipert in conjunction with
the North Florida Bicycle Club. Contact him at
261-5160. Sign up for email notices at www.
ameliaislandcycling.com or www.nfbc.us.
The Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the
first Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic Club at Ten
Acres. Social hour at 6:30 p.m; meeting at
7:30 p.m. Contact-Commodore Bill Bass at
277-4398 or email@example.com or visit
This ye iore than 2,000 area residents
will come together to be part of the Stop
Diabetes movement at the Step Out: Walk to
Stop Diabetes Nov. 12 at Jacksonville Zoo
and Gardens, the one-day signature fundrais-
ing walk benefiting the American Diabetes
Every d6ar raised through Step Out plays
an important role in supporting the associa-
tion's mission: to prevent and cure diabetes
and to. improve the lives of all people affected,
by diabetes '-
Today, there are nearly 26 million
Americans including over 120,000 in North
Florida/South Georgia who have diabetes.
While an estimated 18.8 million have been
diagnosed, unfortunately, 7 million people-are
unaware that they have the disease. If current
trends continue, one in three American adults
will have diabetes by 2050.
Step Out: Walk.to Stop Diabetes provides
an opportunity everyone to come together for
a fun, healthy activity. It's an event for anyone
who wants to support the association and
raise critical funds that will help stop diabetes.
To register, volunteer or get information,
visit diabetes.org/stepout or call 1-888-DIA-
Nassau County Sports Association meets
at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday at the county build-
ing, Yulee. Call 261-1075 or 277-1609.
Center. Cost is $2 a day.
Atlantic Center pool public swim hours
are from from 3-6 p.m. weekdays ($2) and
from noon to 5 p.m. weekends ($3). Passes
Femandina Beach Scuba Club meets at
6 p.m. the second Friday at the Atlantic Ave-
nue Recreation Center. Call Kathy Russell,
753-1143, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PADI open water scuba certification is
available. Participants must provide masks,
snorkels, fins*bdbties and weight belts. Fee is
$250 (additii.al fee for check-out dives).
Register at Antic Center. Call Kathy Russell
Shotokan karate classes for ages 6 and
up with instructor Jerry Williamson are from
3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays in
the Peck Center auditorium. Fee is $40
monthly for city residents ($45 for non-city).
Uniforms are available through the instructor.
Register at thi. Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Maharaj Tennis clinics for youth ages four
and up and adults (beginners, intermediate
and advanced) and private lessons are of-
fered at Central Park. Adult clinics are Mon-
days, Tuesday, Thursdays, Fridays,
Saturday and Sundays. Fee is $10 per hour
or $15 per 1 1/2 hours. Youth clinics are
Monday through Thursdays. Fees are $16
per week for one-hour junior clinics, $12 per
day for 1 1/2-hour clinics and $10 per week
for Tiny Tots classes. Private lessons avail-
able with head pro Vishnu Maharaj ($60 an
hour) or an assistant professional ($50). Non-
city residents are assessed a 20 percent sur-
charge for clinics and private lessons. Email
email@example.com or call 548-1472-.
Beach wheelchairs can be reserved at
the Atlantic Center; refundable $50 deposit
required. Two available. Call 277-7350.
Aqua 1 water aerobics is from 10-10:55
a.m. weekdays at the Atlantic Center pool.
Deep water aerobics (aqua fitness belts
required) is Mondays, Wednesdays and
Friday from 11-11:55 a.m. Cost is $50 per
month (city residents) and $62.50 (non-city)
for one class per day; $60 (city residents) and
$75 (non-city) for two classes; or $5 for one
class, $10 for two.
NSFA SETS SAIL
Members of the Nassau Sport Fishing Association were treated to a beautiful sunset
cruise Oct. 14. The catered cruise on board the "Bald Eagle" of Amelia River Cruises
awaits departure at the doc)c at the Fernandina Beach Marina. The cruise was a thank-
you to all volunteers of the NSFA who donated their time and services at the Shrimp
Festival food booth and the Fernandina Beach Fishing Rodeo/SKA Kingfish
FRIDAY, Ocro I. 21,2011 NEWS Ncws Leader
CHEERS FOR THE KING AND QUEEN
Apollo Pederson and
were crowned king and
Middle School's 2011
homecoming Oct. 11.
The YMS Hornets
hosted the Fernandina
Beach Middle School
Pirates for their home-
coming football game.
The 7th Annual Yulee Holiday
Parade is scheduled for Dec. 10.
The theme is "It's a Wonderful Life."
Download applications to join the
parade at www.tinyurlcom/yhfesti-
val or call Connie at (904) 845-3264.
Nominations are being accepted
for Grand Marshal to lead the
parade. Suggested qualities include:
a particular passion and generosity
in giving to the community, person-
al accomplishment or awards and
length of time in the community.
Entries must be postmarked by Nov.
18. Download a nomination form t
www.tinyurl.com/yhfestival or ,ill
Vendors are needed for the 7th
Annual Yulee Holiday Festival from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 10 at the
Sports Complex on Goodbread
Road. Download an application at
www.tinyurl.com/yhfestival or call
Julie at 225-5237.
Yulees Pumpkin Man'an orange treat
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Beach 'walk-in' payment center. While we still encourage you to take advantage
of the superior ease and convenience offered through our various partner
payment agencies, please be assured that FPU.s local payment services and
options will continue to be available in the near future.
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like a bright orange
pumpkin and for
the past six years,
these colorful members of
the gourd family
Cucurbitaceae have been
seen in large numbers
under the Pumpkin Patch
tent at the corner of Old
Nassauville Road'and State
Grown by Poppell's
Produce in Jesup, Ga., the
pumpkins are lovingly tended
by Bo Guined, also known as
"The Pumpkin Man."
"We sell huge West
Virginia pumpkins, sugar
pumpkins, hay bales, potted
mums, corn stalks, Indian
corn, gourds and pumpkin
carving kits," said Guined,
who invites the community to
come and take pictures sitting
on the hay bales.
Guined also offers free .
hot boiled peanuts in addition
to the free candy that's
always available for kids and
"The people of Yulee make
this happen. Seeing the young
kids running around through
the pumpkins and adults
sometimes, too, brings a smile
The pumpkins will be
available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
until Oct. 31, weather permit-
PHOTOS BY HEATHER. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER
Bo Guined, left, invites the commuiwy to visitf'te'pump-"
kin patch at A1A atid Old Nassauville Road. Madison- .-
and Joseph. Moseley, above, enjoy lollipops after picl~hg
out their annual pumpkin. "We come every year,'~i id
their mother. Storm.
About one week before
Thanksgiving, the scene will
switch from harvest to holiday
as the tent is filled with beauti-
ful evergreen trees ""
For information caJ.'
Guined at (229) 712-9515.
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Pasta for Paws promises food, fun Saturday
For the News Leader
The seventh annual Pasta for
Paws spaghetti dinner is Saturday,
and it has grown into one of the
Nassau Humane Society's most pop-
ular fundraising events for good
reason. For just $12 you get not only
a delicious spaghetti supper, but also
an incredible selection of homemade
desserts, plus live music and a silent
Last year more than 600 dinners
were served. "It does seem like the
entire island comes to it," said Sandy
Balzer, volunteer coordinator for the
"We have a wonderful group of
ladies who make the meat sauce and
marinara. These recipes are fresh
and delicious and focus on a wide
variety of tastes," Balzer says. "The
meatball recipe is from a very
famous chef's mother.
"We have a large group of women
who make the meatballs a couple of
days before the event. It takes about
100 volunteers to make it all possi-
ble, and we start work on this proj-
ect about two months prior We have
a number of chefs or former chefs
who volunteer to run the kitchen
and work with the food."
The Humane Society's volunteers
and friends also contribute home-
made desserts, and the result is an
amazing variety of sweet treats.
Additional desserts are available for
$2 each. "I do believe there just
might be a little competition going
on to see whose dessert disappears
the quickest," Balzer says.
The event will be from 4:30 to
7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center, 2500
Atlantic Ave., and will also feature
live music from Frankie's Jazz Jam,
and a big silent auction. Children 6
and younger eat free, and take-out
will be available. Tickets will be
available at the door.
"Our silent auction is one of the
best," Balzer says. "Merchants really
respond to the needs of homeless
animals, so even though times are
tight, they still like to help us out."
All proceeds will benefit the dogs
and cats at Nassau Humane Society,
671 Airport Road, as they await
adoption to their forever homes. You
can meet some of the shelter's
adoptable pets at the event Saturday,
and watch their videos as
Mad Cowford, Jacksonville's premiere improve theater group, will perform at
Fernandina Little Theatre, 1014 Beech St, on Friday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. For five
years, Mad Cowford Improv has been entertaining audiences and teaching students
through the art of improvisation. The troupe's name is a tribute to old Jacksonville,
which was originally known by the backwater-sounding "Cowford." Tickets are $5
and available at the door or in advance at The UPS Store next to Publix.
something to do
with the kids?
Bring them to
of History, 233
S. Third St., for
10:30 a.m. Nov.
5, a costumed
toward 5- to 8-
series will con-
the year, every
first and third '
program is free.
Art in Glass
Explore stained glass
through the ages
Glass has been used as personal ornamentation
since the Egyptians. The first known stained glass is
from 540 AD in San Vitale' and as an art form stained
glass has evolved and moved with the times.
The great windows of Gothic cathedrals gave rise to
Marc Chagall's extraordinary windows in Jerusalem.
Glass bottles, necklaces and the like became Tiffany
lamps, windows and portraits. The ability of glass
design to mold itself to our lifestyles is evident in pieces
such as the
glass window in Contemporary glass
Cathedral in artists are transforming -.,
Washington D.C. this ancient form while
and the incredible
stained glass win- honoring its traditions.
dow wall in the Kirk Reber is one such
Cathedral in local stained glass artist.
glass artists are .
transforming this ancient form while honoring its tradi-
tions. Kirk Reber is one such local stained glass artist.
Reber has been working with glass since 1982 study-
ing under masters and perfecting his craft. In 1993, he
opened Creative Glassworks in Atlantic Beach. Using
slides and photos, Reber will present "Art in Glass:
Stained Glass through the Ages on Friday, Nov. 18 at
6:30 p.m. at the Amelia Island Museum of History, 233
S. Third St.
Reber will start with a brief history of some promi-
nent stained glass work and will move to the modern
opalescent movement pioneered by Tiffany and
Armstrong, as well as other studios. He will then give a
more technical review of the processes used, provide
examples of contemporary works influenced by Tiffany,
and conclude with examples of his work how pieces
have been crafted and where they can be seen.
Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library is sponsor-
ing "Art in Glass: Stained Glass Through the Ages" as a
complement to the Library's One Book, One Usil
Community series of events on the book selection, Reb
Clara and Mr Tiffany by Susan Vreeland. The event is Stai
free and open to the public. Following Reber's talk, on
books on stained glass and the novel Clara and Mr Am<
Tiffany will be available for purchase. Hist
HOMECOMING AT FBHS
The Fernandina Beach
High School homecom-
ing parade is at 4 p.m.
today. The Pirates will
take on the Fort White
Indians at 7:30 p.m. This
theme is Pirates Under
For information contact Rob Hicks at
Robert.hicksnassau.kl2.fl.us or 261-5714.
The Southern Women's Show is at the Prime
Osborn Convention Center in Jacksonville
through Oct. 23 with more than 400 exhibitors.
from unique fashions to gourmet foods to gift
ideas for $25 or less to makeovers to runway
shows and cooking classes.
Featured guest is Today Show correspondent
Jenna Bush Hager. along with celebrity chefs, the
Balancing Your Life Pavilion, health screenings
with body composition analysis, thermograph ic
nerve scans and more.,
Show hours are today and Saturday. 10 a.m.-8
p.m.: and Sunday. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $10at
the door. $5 for children ages
6-12 and free for children
under 6 (with paying adult).
Advance discount tickets are
$8 at area Walgreens.
Discount coupons are avail-
able at www.southernwom-
tickets are $5. Parking at
al. Most of us know so little about owls, in part
because they are nocturnal and are seldom seen.
Learn some interesting things about the owls
found here in Florida.
Nassau and Clay counties are a part of Duval
Audubon. For information contact Caroline
souTrnH Wyatt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 261-9272.
SHOW WATERWHEEL SHOW
Prime Osborn Convention
Center is $7. For information call (800) 849-0248
or visit www.SouthernWomensShow.com.
The public is invited to an Owl Encounter pre-
sented by the Duval Audubon Society. Oct. 25 at
7:30 p.m. at the community room
of the Fernandina Beach
Police Department, 1525
Meet Lesley Royce. former-
ly a naturalist with the city of
Jacksonville. and her non-releasable barred owl.
Merlin. Barred owls are the most vocal of owls
found in Florida and are often known as "hoot
Historically. owls have been feared and
revered, oftentimes for reasons that are not factu-
The Wattrwheel Art Gallery. 819 S. Eighth St..
will host a show for
Char Bachman. aka
Charbach. on Oct.
27 from 4-7 p.m.. _
with a silent auction
of some of her original works, deals on her prints
and hors d'oeuvres by Old South Yankee.
Bachman has been making art on the island
since the 1970s and is famous for her "whimsical
7s." where she produces six identical objects, with
a seventh obscure piece stuck in for fun. always
with a touch of red. She was Waterwheel's first
gallery director and is a member of the Island Art
Association and the Jacksonville Watercolour
Society. For information call 261-2535 or visit
Submit calendar items to Assistant Editor Sian
Perry at email@example.com.
The Seventh Annual Pasta for Paws
Spaghetti Dinner-is Saturday from 4:30-
7:30 p.m at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation -
Center Tickets are $12. Dinner includes. .
salad, spaghetti, meatballs, bread, beverage and
dessert Additional desserts $2. Takeout available Children 6 and under
eat free. Enjoy music by Frankie & Friends and a huge silent auction
Tickets will be sold at the door. All proceeds benefit homeless animals at
the shelter. Call Penny Landregan at 277-1152 for information.
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er will present "Art in Glass:
ned Glass through the Ages
Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the
elia Island Museum of
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The Coalition for the
Ethnic Disparities In Health
invites the community to
join It for the fourth annual
World AIDS Day Banquet on
Dec. 10 at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church hall, 801
Atlantic Ave. Speaker will be
Rod L. Brown, Florida
Department of Health, Area 4
Program AIDS Office. Social
hour is from 6-7 p.m. and pro-
gram from 7-9 p.m. Tickets
are $30. Contact Betty Wilson
at 277-5335; Starleatha
Pollard at 583-2588; John
D'Agnese at 261-6044;
Jennett Wilson-Baker at 556-
3363; Lena Gurley at 491-
0915; or William H.A Collins at
The annual Master
Gardener plant sale will be
held today and Oct. 22 from
9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Nassau
County Extension Yulee
satellite office, 86026 Pages
Dairy Road. The sale will
have unusual perennials,
natives, trees, shrubs and
"plant goodies" for the garden
including painted compost
buckets created by Master
on plant propagation and
other topics will be held
throughout each day. All pro-
ceeds benefit the Nassau
County Master Gardener pro-
gram and the volunteer com-
munity projects they perform
in the county. Call 491-7340
The public.is invited to
discover the Battle of
Olustee as the Amelia
Island Museum of History
SWelcomes Keith Kohl for its
monthly 3rd Friday on 3rd
Street presentation at 6
p.m. today at 233 S. Third St.
Taking place not far from Fer-
nandina; Olustee was one of
3 the bloodiest battles to take
place in Florida. Civil War his-
torian and reenactor Kohl will
: delve into the details of the
conflict and how it impacted
the war. This program is free
for museum members with a -
suggested donation of $5 for
S.nonmembers. Contact Alex at
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Today and Oct. 22 the.
Riverside Arts Market in
Jacksonville will offer a
Complete with games,
German food and music
including local favorites such
as Mike Shackleford, Larry
and Laurin Fincham, as well
as a traditional oompah band
both nights. The taps will be
flowing with beer, while ven-
dors serve German fare plus
art and free fun.
Festivities kick off at 5 p.m.
today with music and games
(beer stein holding) contests,
face painting for the kids and
other fun and games. The
"One Step Ahead of the Law
Brass Band" will play from
6:30-8:45 p.m. Saturday start-
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a KidZone with games, music,
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Oktoberfest costume contest
that night. The oompah music
will return from 6-8:15 p.m.
Admission is free.
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canopy of the Fuller Warren
Bridge, which carries 1-95
over the St. Johns River in
The Nassau County
Gator ClUb announces a
Gator Community Social for
the Florida-Georgia football
game, Oct. 25 from 6-8 p.m.
at O'Kane's Irish Pub, 318
Centre St., Femandina
Beach. Guest speaker will be
Steve Russell, WRUF radio
, and television, University of
Florida. Enjoy raffles and
prizes and an opportunity to
donate to the annual scholar-
ship fund. All Gator fans are
A wine tasting with local
wine expert Bob Weintraub
will be held Oct. 26 from
5:30-7:30 p.rm. at Buy-Gones
Ladies Resale, 1014 S.
Seventh St., Femandina
Beach. Refreshments will be
served and guests will receive
a gift card for all completed
transactions. This is a fund-
raiser for Amelia Community
Theatre. Call 277-4071 for
The Amelia Island
Museum of History invites
the public to its next Brown
Bag Lunch Lecture on Nov.
2 at noon. This month fea-
tures Bill Birdsong presenting
an encore of Three Civil War
Wounds: A hero, an Irony and
a Love Story. Birdsong will
give a brief history of treat-
ment of gunshot wounds in
the Civil War. After this back-
ground, he will tell the stories
of three famous people and
their injuries: Joshua.
Chamberlain, who was left for
dead; Albert Sydney
Johnston, who died but could
have been.saved by a device
he carried; and Jenny Wade,
a fove story about the only
civilian to die at Gettysburg.
This program is free and open
to the public. For information
contact Alex at 261-7378, ext.
102 or alexbuell@ameliamu-
The Friends of the
Fernandina Beach Library
Book Sale will be held at the
Peck Center Gym, 516 South
10th St., Nov. 3-5, offering
books arranged into 40-plus
categories and often in alpha-
betical order by author, audio
books, CDs, DVDs, children's
. books and more most
ranging from 50 cents to $3.
A members-only preview
sale will be held Nov. 3 from
5-7 p.m. (If you're not a
Friends member, apply at the
door, $35 for single or $50 for
family, or at the Fernandina,
branch beforehand.) Regular
hours are 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Musician Susan'Marle Gallion will
perform Oct. 22 at St. George Churchln
Jacksonville. Gallon, of Fernandina
Beach, recently released 'This Isn't
Me," a new song from her CD Saltwater,
Light & Magnetism. For information, find
Gallion on Facebook.
The Cummer Museum of Art &
Gardens announces The Cummer
Concert Series at the museum, 829
Riverside Ave, Jacksonville Concerts
are at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 30 (St. Lawrence
String Quartet), Jan 8 (David'Finckel,
cello, and Wu Han, piano) and Feb 26
(Julien Quentin, piano). They are free to,
members and $10 for non-members
Pre-concert brunch at the TreeCup is
available starting at noon for $24 per
person, plus tax. For reservations call
(904).356-6857, ext. 6017. For concert
reservations call (904) 899-6008
Enjoy Jazz Night with the John
Thomas Group at Culhane's Irish Pub
on Nov. 1 from 6-8 p.m The John
Thomas Group features John Thomas
on keyboard and Emie Ealum of
Femandina Beach on bass. They play
the first Tuesday of each month at the
pub, 967 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach.
The Dynamic Les DeMerle Band
Birthday Bash will be held at Gennaro's
South on Nov. 4 at 5, with The Dynamic
Les DeMerle Band featuring Bonnie
Eisele at7 and 9 p.m. both nights.
Music charge is $15 per person
Gennaro's South at Park Place Is locat-
ed at 5472 First Coast Hwy., Amelia
Island. Reservations are suggested by
calling 491-1999 or mailing lnfo@gen-
Celebrate Les' birthday with Bonnie,
jazz organist Scott Giddens and special
guest, multi-instrumentalist Bill Prince.
while enjoying Italian cuisine and fine
wine in an intimate cabaret setting.
Grammy Award-winning singer/song-
writer Jon Vezner will perform.at "An
Evening of Story & Song" in Bums Hall
at St Peter's Episcopal Church (Ninth
and Atlantic) in downtown Femandina
Beach, on Noy. 5. Vezner's songs have
been recorded by a number of artists
like Martlna McBride, Faith Hill,
Diamond Rio and his wife, Kathy
Mattea. With his straight-to-the heart
sensibility and sensitivity, Vezner will
have you laughing out loud one minute,
and wiping away tears the next.
Open seating at 7:15 p m.: show
starts at 8 p.m. A $15 donation to the
artist is requested. For information call
Tickets are now on sale for Amelia
Arts Academy's 20th anniversary
Nov. 4 and 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Nov. 5, with fire-sale mark-
downs early Saturday after-
noon. Proceeds benefit the
Fernandina branch. For infor-
mation email FemandinaLib
Friends@gmail.com or visit
click on Friends of the Library.
The Amelia Island
Museum of History, in con-
junction with the Center for
Lifelong Leaming in Nassau
County, Florida State College
at Jacksonville Betty P. Cook
Nassau Center, invites the
public to a special inside
look at Cuba on Nov. 4 at 6
p.m. Peter Johnson is retired
from the State Department
with a career in Latin America
and the Caribbean. Johnson
will discuss the current situa-
tion in Cuba, how it got that
way and where the island
nation might be headed. This
event is free and open to the
public. Contact Alex at 261-
7378, ext. 102 or alexbuell@
"Test Drive the World"
luxury travel show will be
held Nov. 4 at The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island, pro-
duced and hosted by The
Travel Agency, Amelia Island
as a fundraiser for the Boys
and Girls Clubs of Nassau
County Foundation. Find cut-
ting edge information on travel
opportunities provided by
world-class travel suppliers.
Cruise lines represented
are: Regent Seven Seas
Cruises, Yachts of Seabourn,
Holland America Line,
Lindblad Expeditions, Crystal
Cruises, Silversea Cruises,
Azamara Club Cruises, and
Viking River Cruises,
Tour companies represent-
ed are: Tauck, Micato Safaris,
Abercrombie & Kent, Cox & -
King, Swain Tours.
Resorts and services: The
Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds
Plantation, The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island, Travelex Trip
Insurance, On Call
Trains, Hotels, & Resorts,
Cabin Bluff, Kurtz-Ahlers &
Associates, Canyon Ranch
Spas, Signature Destinations,
KSL Resorts, Inn at Palmetto
Bluff, Appollo Jets.
Sunday Musicale season. The first con-
cert is La Vie En Rose Nov. 6 at 5 p.m.
featuring Amelia Arts Academy instrub-
tor and vocalist Emma Bledsoe per-
forming selections with a French theme
at a private home on Amelia Island. The
opening act will feature vocal student
Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, libations and
mingle with the artists Tickets are $45
each or $120 for the season and avail-
able by calling 277-1225
Dec 4 will feature Jacksonville
Symphony Orchestra principal cellist
Alexei Romanenko performing several
of J S. Bach's Cello Suites, and March
features Pegge Ealum on flute with a
jazz trio performing Claude Bolling's
Picnic Suite at PLAE.
The Fernandina Beach Drum Circle
meets the first Monday of each month
from 7-9 p m at the DeeDee Bartel
Nature Center and North End Boat
Ramp. One need not possess or pur-
chase a drum to participate.
Instrumentation centers on drums and
percussion but may include other instru-
ments such as flutes, didgeridoos and
other non-percussion instruments.
Follow 14th Street North to the end.
Go past Bosque Bello Cemetery and
Old Town, over bridge and then left
toward the old pogy plant. The entrance
Is on right. Call Barbara Hill at (904) .
556-3219 or Doug Byron at (904) 556-
Amelia Island Coffee
Amelia Island Coffee, 207 Centre
St hosts a mupic circle on Saturdays
from 7:30-110 p.m featuring great local
musicians. Admission is free and all are
welcome Come enjoy dessert, coffee
Amelia River Cnrises
Amelia River Cruises'Adult "BYOB"
Twilight Tours are held from 7-9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $29'
per person at 1 North Front St.,
Fernandina Beach, or.call 261-9972 or
book online at
LeMler tonight; Hupp Huppman Oct. 22,
28 and 29.
Cafe Karibo, 27 N. Third St., live
music Friday and Saturday from 6-9
p.m. on the patio outside, live music
Sundays outside from 5-8 p.m. Call
277-5269 Visrt www.cafekaribo.com.
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N Second St..
live music. Visit Dog Star on Facebook
The Green Turtle, 14 S Third St.,
live music. Call 321-2324.'
The Hammerhead. 2045 South
RSVP by calling 261-5914
or email angela@thetvla-
gency.com. For up to date
information on the show visit
There is a $10 per person
donation to the Boys and Girls
Clubs of Nassau County
Foundation, with checks
made out to the foundation.
Donations can be mailed or
dropped off ahead of time for
expedited entry to the show.
The agency wil also donate
$1 for each person attending
to R.A.I.N. for its Rain Train.
A Veterans Day Parade
honoring all who served will
be held Nov. 5 at 11 a.m.
Participant lineup will begin at
10:30 a.m. at Ash and South
11th streets. The parade will
travel, west on Ash Street,
north on South Second, east
on Centre Street/Atlantic
Avenue to South 11th Street.
To participate or for informa-
tion contact Cathy Dopson at
261-8473. The event is spon-
sored by American Legion
ARC Nassau will hold a
yard sale on Nov. 5 from 8
a.m.-noon at 86051
Hamilton St., off US 17.
North, Yulee. Shop for bar-
gains from a huge selection of
clothing, home decor, furni-
'ture, photo frames, books,
framed art, kitchen items, cos-
tume jewelry, holiday items,
toys and much more. 28. For
Information call 225-9355 or
Proceeds from the sale will
benefit adults with develop-'
mental disabilities who partici-
pate. in ARC's daytime pro-
A benefit motorcycle ride
will be held on Nov. 12 for
Chas Kerlin Carnes, born
on April 19, 2010 with a rare
heart condition known as
Hypoplastic Left heart
Syndrome that requires mul-
tiple open-heart surgeries. He
is preparing for his third and
eventually will need a heart
Ride registration is at 9:30
a.m. Nov. 12 at Sliders
Seaside Grill in Fernandina
Beach. Kickstands up at 11
a.m. with stops including Bar
Z, Garage Bar (was Dale's
Fletcher Ave., karaoke on Sunday
nights with Daddy "0" DJ. Follow The
Hammerhead on Facebook at
The Instant Groove plays each
Thursday night at The Ritz-Carlton,
Larry & The Backtracks will perform
Nov 3 at Kelley's Courtyard Cafe, 19 S.
Third St Call 432-8213.
O'Kane's 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 tournament every Tuesday at 7:30
p m.: Dan Voll Tuesdays 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
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St.,
Monday nights reggae with Plli Pili and
Chillakaya One, Tuesdays Buck Smith
Project: Wednesdays Wes Cobb;
Thursday Hupp & Rob in the Palace &
DJ Buca in Sheffield's; Fridays and
Saturday regional bands and DJ
Anonymous at Sheffield's Call Bill
Childers at 491-3332 or email
Picante Grill, Rotisserie and
Bar, 464073 SR 200, Suite 2, Yulee,
has live music every first and.last
Saturday of the month from.7-10 p.m.
Call 310-9221. Visit www.picantenas-
Sandy Bottomns at Main Beach, 2910
Atlantic Ave., live entertainment every
night. Call 310-6904. Visit
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S.
Fletcher Ave The Macy's in the lounge
from 6-10 p.m Fridays and Saturdays;
shaggin' in the lounge Sundays from 4-
7 p.m.; Pili Pill in the tiki bar
Wednesday from 5.30-9:30 p.m.; live
music in the bar all weekend. Call 277-
Visit www.slidersseaside.com. Join
Shders on Facebook and Twitter.
The Surf Restaurant and Bar 3199
South Fletcher Ave., Pam Affronti
tonight: Richard Stratton Oct 22; Stevie
"Fingers" Oct. 25; DJ Roc Oct 26 and
Reggie Lee Oct 28. Music is 5-9 p.m.
weekdays and 6-10 p m. weekends.
Beer Bucket), Tucker's
Highway 17 and ending at
Cotton Eyed Joe's at 5 p.m. A
50/50 drawing is $5 for six
tickets and $1 each additional.
Registration fee is $25 per
bike/vehicle, $5 per rider/pas-
senger. Dinner included. Non-
rider fees are a $10 donation
at Cotton Eyed Joe's and $5
per meal ticket. For informa-
tion call Denise Taylor at 583-
St. Marys Little Theatre
will host "Dancing to the
Oldies" Nov. 12 at Borrell
Creek Landing In St. Marys,
Ga., to introduce the commu-
nity to the players of the the-
ater and participate in a din-
ner and dance in the spirit of
the 1950s and '60s. Prizes will
be awarded for the best cos-
tumes and Elvis might make
an appearance. Live and
Direct Entertainment featuring
Michael Jacobs will provide
the music. The evening will
feature a retro dinner, silent
auction and souvenir photos.
For reservations email bar-
m. Tickets are $35 per per-
son. For information visit
or call (912) 729-1103.
"My Fair Lady" is'at
Alhambra Theatre and
Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville. Show times are
8 p.m. Tuesday through
Sunday. Doors open at 6
p.m. and the buffet starts at
6:30 p.m. Matinees on
Saturday are at 1:15 p.m.
Doors open at 11 a.m. and the
buffet starts at 11:15 am.
Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m.
Doors open at noon and the
buffet starts at 12:15 p.m.
Group sales are available.
Tickets start at $42 for adults
and $35 for children and
include dinner, show and
parking. Call the box office at
(904) 641-1212 or visit on line
Fernandina Little Theatre
Is proud to present "Doubt,
A Parable," by John Patrick
Shanley. Sister Aloysius, a
Bronx school principal, takes
matters into her own hands
when she suspects Father
Flynn of improper relations
with one of the male students.
The cast includes Arva Butler,
Catherine Henry, Jim
Laughrey and Sinda Nichols;
Ron Kurtz directs.
Performances are tonight and
Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at FLT,
S1014 Beech St. Tickets can
be purchased in advance at
The UPS Store in the Publix
St. Marys Little Theatre
will present "Twas the Night
Before Christmas" at
Theatre by the Trax on Dec.
16,17 and 18. Auditions for
all parts will be held on Nov.
1 at 6 p.m. at Theatre by the
Trax, 1000 Osborne Road in
St. Marys, Ga. Roles include:
Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, girl
and boy age 6-8, mom and
dad (25-40 years old), other
children to be elves, adult car-
olers and more. All roles
(except mom and dad) are
singing parts. Families are
encouraged to audition
Call 912-729-1103 for
information or visit
"The Revenge of the
Space Pandas" will be at
the Florida State College at
Campus, Nathan H, Wilson
Center for the Arts, Main
Stage, 11901 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville, Nov. 3 at 7:30
p.m., Nov. 4-5 at 8 p.m. and
Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets are
$12, with discounts for senior,
military and students and
FSCJ students, faculty and
staff. Call (904) 646-2222,
This sci-fi fantasy comedy
from the Pulitzer Prize-win-
ning American screenwriter
and playwright, David Mamet,
is entertaining for both chil-
dren and adults. As Binky
Rudich and his pals experi-
ment with Binky's new inven-
tion, a two-speed clock, they
are suddenly transported to
the alien planet of Crestview
ruled by a cruel tyrant and
guarded by a garrison of not-
too-bright pandas. Dilemma:
Will Binky and pals be able to
return home in time for lunch?
A series of adventures unfold
as they explore their options
in a strange and increasingly
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Jazz Festival a swinging' time, even with a nor'easter
D despite a significant threat from thun-
derstorms during its final days, the
Amelia Island Jazz Festival succeed-
ed in presenting one of its finest
musical programs yet.
Though the headliner shows were original-
ly scheduled outdoors in the courtyard at St.
Peter's Episcopal Church, the festival, like jazz
musicians, improvised and came up with suffi-
cient space inside to keep everyone dry and
"We really weren't sure how we would be
able to handle the big crowds, especially for
our Saturday show With Buckwheat Zydeco,"
said Festival Artistic Director Les DeMerle,
"but the folks at St. Peter's really came
through and allowed us to perform in both
Burns Hall and the Sanctuary. It all worked
out great, and our audiences were understand-
ing, patient and ultimately very happy."
The festival launched into high gear for its
Wednesday Blues night at Sandy Bottoms with
a pulsating performance by Toots Lorraine
And The Traffic, whose spot on versions of
West Coast Rhythm and Blues and Jazz kept
the full house boogieing into the night.
Thursday night's Latin show, featuring the tor-
rid, percussion-driven combo, Impacto Latino,
brought several highly skilled couples onto
the floor to demonstrate exquisite versions of
salsa and cha-cha-cha dancing.
Jazz Festival scholarship winners Nathan
Skinner (vibes) and John Sheard (sax) and
their group led off the Friday night festivities
at St. Peter's and played an impressive set of
modern bebop, with each tune rendering bril-
liant improvisations. They were followed by
DeMerle's Gypsy Rendezvous outfit, featuring
the superb violinist Doug Cameron and always
smooth vocalist Bonnie Eisele in a tribute to
the'pre-World War II swing music pioneered in
Paris by Django Reinhardt and Stephane
PHOTO BY CAROLINE BLOCH.INGER/FORTIHE NEWS-LEADER
Bonnie Eisele, Les DeMerle and Doug Cameron jam at the Amelia Island Jazz
Festival, held Oct. 2-9 at venues around the island.
Grapelli. The set mirrored their latest release,
"Gypsy Rendezvous, Volume 2," on Origin
Records and presented jumping renditions of
classic swing music.
Sultry, statuesque'and gifted South Florida
singer Nicole Henry closed the evening with a
rousing performance, filled with distinctive
interpretations of standards and originals from
her latest album, "Embraceable," along with a
very personable sense of humor. Henry's use
of double entendres kept the crowd convulsed
with laughter throughout, and she exited the
stage to a standing ovation.
The nation's most popular zydeco per-
former, Buckwheat Zydeco, thrilled the
packed audiences in Burns Hall Saturday with
a pulsating program of his native Louisiana
music. Showing equal dexterity on vocals,
accordion and organ, Stanley Dural, aka
Buckwheat, maintained a high level of energy
and ventured into the overflow audience sev-
eral times to add excitement. His show was
paralleled in the Sanctuary with a stirring trib-
ute to the great organist Jimmy Smith, by a
band led by DeMerle (drums) with Scott
Giddens (organ), Barry Greene (guitar), and
Don Zentz (sax). The group truly captured
Smith's artistry with inspired arrangements
and solos that wowed the packed church from
.start to finish.
The festival closed on Sunday with its tradi-
tional Dixieland brunches at the Beech Street
Grill. The sold out shows presented great food
along with the Dynamic DeMerle's hot sextet,
the Spare Rib Six, doing notable renditions of
New Orleans classics.
The 2011 Amelia Island Jazz Festival put on
Sa wide array of programs including Be-Bop,
Dixieland, Big Band, Latin, Smooth Jazz, Jazz
At The Movies and Blues that drew fans from
across the nation for yet another successful
year. DeMerle, Eisele and others continued
their ongoing presentations in schools and
retirement communities throughout the area
DeMerle, added that, "We are quite grati-
fied with this year's turnout and especially the
support we received from the Tourist
Development Council, the Omni Amelia Island
Plantation and so many businesses throughout
the community. Additionally, dozens of dedi-
cated volunteers managed to take charge, plan
and execute all aspects of the festival, which
ultimately produced an efficient, well-run and
profitable week. We plan to keep building the
festival into an internationally recognized
event because Amelia Island is second to none
in its support of the arts."
All proceeds from the week's events benefit
the Amelia Island Jazz Festival, a not-for-profit
501(c)3 corporation, and its jazz scholarship
program. For information, contact the festival
hotline at (904) 504-4772 or visit www.ameliais-
Island Art classes
The Island Art Association, 18 N.
Second St., offers:
Figure Drawing, Oct. 25 and
Nov. 1,7-9 p.m.; contact Paul
Thursday Painters, Oct. 27,
Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; con-
tact Gretchen Williams, 491-3171.
Photography Group, Oct. 27, 7-
9 p.m., contact gallery or Pat Hooks,
Children's Art, Oct. 29, 10-11
a.m. (6-9 years); 11:15 a.m.-12:15
p.m. (10-14 years), sign up at the
Nature Painting, Oct. 31,9
a.m:-noon, contact Diane Hamburg,
Sculptural Books, Nov.5, 9
a.m.-4 p.m., contact Eliza Holliday,
The "Photographers Group" -
members are the featured artists at
the First Coast Community Bank
Satellite Gallery on 14th Street,
Fernandina Beach, through January.
Visit during regular business hours.
For information contact the. Island
Art Association, 18 N. Second St., at
261-7020 or visit www.islandart.org.
A Nature Printing Using Leaves
and Feathers on Fabric/Paper with
Diane Hamburg will be held Oct. 31
from 9 a.m.-noon at the Island Art
Association, 18 N. Second St. Fee
Create beauty using some of
what nature has to offer. The
artist (new or experienced) will
apply paint using a soft brayer
to the plant specimens and
feathers and press the painted
item onto fabric or paper. Student
must bring: fabric (pale colored fab-
ric preferred), washed and dried
without softener T-shirts, old
sheets, napkins, bandanas; assort-
ment of papers if you want to print
on papers only; and an apron.
Students might like to collect fresh
plant specimens (flatten in an old
Optional: an old towel and old pil-
lowcase will make a great printing
board. Pre-payment required. Email
dianehamburg@ comcast.net or call
The Artists Books Series
with Eliza Holliday will present
Sculptural Bpoks on Nov. 5 from 9
a.m.-4 p.m. at the Island Art
Association Education Center, 18 N.
In this one-day workshop partici-
pants will colorize paper (paste
paper and sink art), make accordion
books or accordion variations (dou-
ble accordions, flag books, spool
books) and create covers and clo-
sures. These books can also be dis-
played as three-dimensional sculp- .
tures. All materials are included in
the price of $65. To register, contact
Eliza at 556-2517 or eliza@letter-
Arts and Culture Nassau will hold
a Social Media Community Forum
Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon at the
Betty P. Cook Nassau Center,
Building A, Nassau Room, 76346
William Burgess Blvd., Yulee.
The free event will feature a
presentation on using social media
to promote the arts by Deanna
Gartenbush, a public relations pro-
fessional who specializes in creating
social media marketing for her
clients. The agenda will focus on
ways that local arts organizations
can effectively use social media out-
lets to showcase their programs.
Artist Bill Mauer and The Island
Art Association will present a water-
color fun workshop Nov. 14-16 from
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. each day at 18
N. Second St. Fee is $300 per stu-
Each day will start with 30 min-
utes of instruction. Weather permit-
ting, participants will paint "plein air"
in the immediate vicinity of the IAA
Art Education Center downtown, or
in the studio with preselected
sketches or photos during bad
weather. A syllabus will be sent to all
participants. Bring outdoor gear,
easel and/or folding stool, sketch
box, sun and insect protection, etc.
'To register contact Maurer at 261-
8276 or w.maurer@ comcast.net. A
$100 nonrefundable deposit will
guarantee your spot.
Maurer conducts annual work-
shops in the U.S. as well as France.
He began his career as an architect,
training at Pratt Institute in New
York, attended Ecole Superieure de
Beaux Arts in Paris and Harvard
University. He is author of the coffee
table book, Sketches of Amelia
Island and Femandina Beach. He
and wife, Kathy, are members of the
Island Art Association.
Artin glass atchurch
During restoration of Trinity
United Methodist Church in 2000,
wood covering the damaged stained
windows was removed and Creative
Glassworks refurbished each win-
dow. The goal was not to recreate
the look when new, but rather to
repair and conserve.
Kirk Reber is a glass artist and
director of Creative Glassworks,
which was awarded the
Preservation Excellence Award from
the Florida Trust for Historic
Preservation for its work at Trinity'
UMC, 715 Ash St., Femandina
Beach. The church will be open
Nov. 19 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to view
the restored windows "in the light of
Ron Kurtz will lead a discussion
and answer questions at noon.
Kurtz is an author of a popular histo-
ry of Amelia Island and a series of
children's books and sits on the
Friends of the Fernandina Beach
library board.,The event is free and
open to the public.
Amelia Island Montessori School
is taking registrations for Oil Painting
with Andrea Lasserre on. Monday
from 3:15-4:45 p.m. for ages 7-12,
through Dec. 6. Cost is $145 plus a
$20 supply fee. Students will gain
basic painting techniques and brush
control while developing keen
Sewing and Design with Andrea
Lasserre is Fridays from 3-4:30 p.m.
for ages 8-14, through Dec. 9. Cost
is $145 plus a $20 supply fee.
Students will explore the basics
of sewing including hand-sewing,
operating a sewing machine,
appliqueing onto fabric and fabric
design strategies. Space is limited.
"Artistic Concoctions" of O'Neal
is accepting student registration for
piano and vocal techniques, with
tutoring in language arts and read-
ing available for all grades and abili-
ties, as well as adult enrichment
classes in a variety of artistic areas.
See Artistic Concoctions on -
Facebook and contact Nanette
Autry at firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW GALLERY OFFICERS
With the start of the fourth year of operations; the members of the Plantation Artists' Gild and
Gallery have named new officers to lead them. The new administration: President Gary Rubin; First
Vice President Ed Mosher; Second Vice President Joyce Karsko; Secretary Harriet Nesbitt; Treasurer
Imogene Coleman; and Guild Director Ron Chabot, welcomes everyone to the gallery's fall show open-
ing, Friday, Nov. 18 from 5:30-8 p.m. In addition to the new presentations by members, the opening
will feature a "show within a show.' There will be a number of paintings available at $100 each per-
fect gifts for the upcoming holiday season. Wine and appetizers will be provided by the staff of Osprey
Village. Come out and tneet the artists and find great art and gift ideas. The Plantation Artists' Guild
and Gallery is located at 94 Village Circle in the Spa and Shops at Omni Amelia Island Plantation.
Call 432-1750. Above are newly elected officers of the Plantation Artists' Guild and Gallery, from
left, Gary Rubin, Ed Mosher, Joyce Karsko, Harriet Nesbitt and Ron Chabot. Absent is Imogene
Call to artists: Exhibit your own art
For the News Leader
Have you ever wanted to see
your art hanging in a gallery for
everyone to admire? You don't have
to be a member of any association
or gallery or own your shop to be
an exhibiting artist. For just $25 per
entry you can become an exhibiting
artist for two entire months.
Become a member and submit for a
slightly lower fee.
Six times each year the
Nouveau Art Committee at the
Island Art Association, 18 N.
Second St., Fernandina Beach
accepts entries from members and
non-members for a themed and
juried show. You could win a mone-
tary prize for Best in Show, first,
second or'third place or perhaps
Special Recognition or Honorary
Mention for your creativity.
December's theme is Four
Seasons and submissions will bc
accepted Monday, Dec. 5 from 9
a.m. until noon at the gallery. Not
convenient? You can always submit
your work earlier at the gallery
front desk. Each artist may submit
two pieces. Size limitation is 36
inches by 36 inches per piece.
Hanging wires are required, and
entries must be framed unless a
gallery canvas is used. Submit origi-
nal paintings, sculptures, stained or
Latest Best of Show winner is Walter Peterson, with his "Split
Complement Detector." This is a working replica of a machine
invented by Renoir, that fit the theme of the most recent Nouveau
Art show, "split complements to a tee."
fused glass, collage and other
media. Complete guidelines are-
available at the gallery or online at
The reception and award cere-
mony is Saturday, Dec. 10 from 5-9
p.m. Nouveau Art provides all the
food and drink for the receptions.
Enter, enjoy and celebrate
being part of the local artistic coti-
Brenda Platt isdirecor of the
Nouveau Art Committee at the
Island Art Association.
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101 Card of Thanks 205 Live-in Help 404 Money To Loan .607 Antiques.Collectibles 620 CoaliWood-Fuel 801 Wanted to Buy or Rent 814 West Nassau County 859 Homes-Furnished
102 Lost & Found 206 Child Care 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 Produce 621 Garden/Lawn Equipment 802 Mob.le Homes 815 Kingsland/St. Marys 860 Homes-Unfurnished
103 In Memoriam 207 Business Opportunity 501 Equipment 609 Appliances 622 Plants/Seeds/Fertlllzer 803 Mobile Home LOLE 816 Camden County 861 Vacation Rentals
104 Personals 300 EDUCATION 502 Livestock & Supplies 61,0 Air Conditioners/Heaters 623 Swapfl/ade 804 Amelia Island Homes 817 Other Areas 862 Bed & Breakfast
105 Public Notice 301 Schools & Instruction 503 Pets/Supplies 611 Home Furnishings 624 Wanted to Buy 805 Beaches 850 RENTALS 863 Office
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AKC REGISTERED BEAGLES Field
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FREE KITTENS 9 weeks old. Call
(904)624-3996 or 624-5391. Ask for
Jodi or Kevin.
The food pantry needs donations of
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MASSAGE THERAPIST needed at
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doctor with patients. Call (904)491-1345.
GROWTH MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR
Nassau County has an opening for
Growth Management Director In the
Growth Management Department. Ann-
ual salary is $64,352 $76,494 plus a
competitive benefits package. Requires
Masters Degree in Planning &
Development, or Jirban/Municipal Plan-
ning, or an equivalent combination of
education, training and experience that
provides the required knowledge, skills
and abilities. Must possess a valid state
driver's license. Applications will be ac-
cepted until filled and can be obtained
In the Human Resources Department
located at 96135 Nassau Place, Suite
5, Yulee, FL, 32097 or phone
(904)491-7332 or fax (904)321-5797
or online at www.nassaucountyfl.com.
EOE/M/F/D/V Drug free workplace.
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fax resume to (904)261-9960
COMPANY looking for full time-
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also have strong computer skills, great
problem solving skills, positive attitude
and the willingness to works a team.
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garage sale, October 22nd. Ddors
open 8am. Many storage units open
for your shopping pleasure. Lots of
great deals. 474431 E. State Road
601 Garage Sales
MOVING SALE Furniture, refrig-
erator, household misc. Everything
must go. Sat. 10/22, 8am-? 86201
Sand Hickory Trail, Hickory Village in
GARAGE SALE Sat. 10/22, 8am-
4pm, Heron Isles, 96134 Tidal Bay Ct.,
Yulee, FL. Furniture, housewares,
pictures, toys, clothes, books and misc.
HUGE YARD SALE Sat. 10/22 &
Sun. 10/23, 8:30am-2pm. Blackrock
Rd., Yulee. Lots Of boys toys, baby
beds, party supplies, home goods,
home school books, and free Beagle.
ESTATE SALE Nassauville area, Lina
Rd. Thurs 10/20 Sun 10/23 & Thurs
10/27 Sun 10/30, 9am-5pm. Lots of
home furnishings, 3pc entertainment
center, 2pc living room suite, Maple
dining room with .Ivory finish, China
cabinet, 8ft table w/ leaves & six
chairs, bedroom maple w/ Ivory finish,
king poster bed, dresser, two night
stands, mirror, Maytag washer & dryer
$250 each. Stove $150.
YARD SALE Saturday October 22nd.,
931 South 10th Street. 8am Noon.
Toys, books, and misc. household
GARAGE SALE Chop saw, 2 routers,
camping items, tools, etc. Sat. 10/22,
8am-lpm, 2611 5. Fletcher Ave.
MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE Sat.
10/22, 8am-2pm. 850893 US Hwy 17
1602 Articles for Sale
MOVING SALE Sofa/loveseat $500.
Washer $50. Dryer $100. Propane grill
with tank $75. Workbench $50. All
prices negotiable. 904-415-3686.
S 603 Miscellaneous
CAST NETS FOR SALE Taped nets
for shrimping, or nets without tape.
Call (800)473-5971. (Hilliard)
PINE STRAW Convenient on island -
Sadler Road Preniium Long Leaf
$3.50 per bale. 261-8883
.610 Air Conditioners
HEAT/COOL Window units & ice ma-
chines, used all sizes w/warr. Repairs
to central & window AC's, refrigerators
& freezers. Kish's (904)225-9717.
611 Home Furnishings
FURNITURE LIQUIDATOR NORTH
JAX Quality products 50-80% off
retail. Queen mattress sets $175. Sofa/
Love $425. Spc Bed set $399.
House/Condo/Apt packages $1799.
SAVE $$$$$. Call (904)245-9397
27" PHILLIPS TV $50.00 each @
Comfort Suites. Call Kapil @ (904)261-
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802 Mobile Homes
FSBO 3BR/2BA DW on lake lot.
$105,000. Call (478)363-1066.
YULEE, 1992 DESTINY SW M/H, 2BR,
1BA, Good condition. Must be moved.
TRAILER FOR SALE 1979 Skyline,
12x61, 2BR/1BA, very good condition.
Have title & ready to move. $5,000.
2BR/2BA VILLA Top floor & end
unit. Best view in complex closest to
beach. Fully furnished. $299K. (904)
Visit www.OceanfrontAmelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty. (904)261-8870.
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Lake view / Close to ocean
Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
OPEN HOUSE Saturday, 10/22
from 10am-4pm. 95239 Nassau
River Road. Deep water on Nassau
River with ocean access. 2,700 sq. ft
home on 1.2 acres gated entry.
$657,775. A1A to Nassauville Road,
left on Arbor, right on Nassau River
Road. Susan Gibson, Prudential
Chaplin Williams Realty. (904)556-
808 Off Island/Yule
HOME FOR SALE at Otter Run.
3BR/2BA, vaulted ceilings, oversized
garage & screened patio. Inside freshly
painted. Like new. See to appreciate.
94035 Summer Trace. Beautiful yard.
Also, nice used furniture for sale -
Bedroom, dining room, special pieces.
3BR/2BA on 8 acres. No long term
lease req'd. Will furnish. $1100/mo. +
dep. Includes garbage & lawn care.
Call (904)402-1341. Negotiable.
S 809 Lots
MARSH FRONT LOT with tidal creek.
Approximately 3/4 acre. $49K or owner
financing.with $500 down & $279/mo.
851 Roommate Wanted
ADDITIONAL ROOMMATE WANTED
- in 3BR/2BA house. .$100 per week +
$100 deposit. All utilities included.
SI CONVENIENT 5 POINTS AREA Pri-
WOULD LIKE TO BUY a Cannon vate bedroom & bath. Electric & cable
Rebel digital camera, body and lens. included. Non-smoker. $500/mo +
(904)624-2202. Dep. Call 206-1058 for appointment.
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OCEAN RIDGE Several. family sale,
Quilts, antiques, chairs, old house
shutters, patio things, household
things. Dan't missI Friday 10/21, 8am-
2pm, Ocean Ridge Community off
YARD SALE 2666 First Ave. Sat.
10/22 only, 8am-2pm.
GARAGE SALE 33380 Sunny Parke
Circle (Flora Parke). Sat 10/22, 8am-
3pm. Furniture, art, home and kitchen
stuff, electronics, washer, dryer, surf
board and lots of neat findsl
GARAGE SALE Furniture, household
Items, fashionable clothes: boys, baby
& ladles. Sizes 5, 6, & 10. Items very
clean. Fri. 10/21 8am-4pm, .Sat.
10/22 9am-lpm. 977 Chad' St., off of
Jasmine St. No early birds please
GARAGE SALE Sat. 10/22, 8am-
3pm. Rain or shine. 2344 Penbrook Dr.
MOVING SALE 8ft Slate Pool Table,
$500. Weight bench, furniture, movies
.& books. Flora Parke, 24048 Creek
Parke Circle. Sat., 10/22, 8am to 1pm.
If interested in pool table, please call
MULLTI-FAMILY Sat 10/22, 8am-?.
877 Diane Dr., off S. 14th St.
Household misc. items, children's
items, clothes 2XL, furniture and lawn
equipment. Lots to sale. All must gol
GARAGE SALE SAT. 10/22 ONLY -
Lots of household stuff, antiques,
men's stuff. 85599 Kirkland Rd., Yulee.
MOVING SALE Sat. 10/22, 9am-
2pm & Sun. 10/23, 10am-2pm. Lg
Paul Mathews painting, antique oak
furniture; unique vintage lamps, 30
fantasy puzzles, old time photo
costumes, hats & props, 60's t.o 80's
costume jewelry, pirates collectables,
rugs, 3 piece wooden office furniture,
woman's clothes and purses, old Army
trunk, large metal baking rack and
potted plants. Lots and lots more. 848
MOVE SALE Sat. 10/22, 8am-3pm.
GE Stainless 24cu fridge, 4 patio
chairs, Sony PS2, NIkon camera, Sony,
Phillips DVD players. Hollister & Aero-
pastle sm, gif s 2t & toys. 86073 Sand
Hickory Trail, Yulee. (904)225-2057
GARAGE SALE/HOUSEHOLD Many
items from furniture, tools, garage
items, and many others. Fri., Sat. &
Sun., 7am-? 95015 Mobley Heights,
corner of Nassuville Rd., Mobley
YARD SALE Sat. 10/22 from 8am to
12pm. Refrigerator, clothes, '93
Camaro, and misc. Items. 317 S.'13th
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RV RENTALS AVAILABLE in a
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WIFI included. (904)225-5577.
VERY NICE 2BR/1BA SW $475/
mo. Remodeled 3BR/2BA SW $725-
$775/mo. Water included. Small pets
OK. Yulec. CH&A. (904)501-5999.
3BR/2BA SW with addition. 5 Points
area. Storage area. On 1 acre.
$700/mo + dep. Call (904)261-6303
2BR/1.SBA $600/mo. + $200
deposit. Chester area. (904)206-2619
3BR/28A MOBILE HOMES for rent
starting at $800/mo. Call 753-2155 or
FULLY FURNISHED Cable, kitchen &
laundry privileges. Yulee area. Call
Glenn for details (904)548-9707.
GREAT LOCATION Private entrance
suite w/kitchen, laundry, pool
privileges. Utilities. Christian woman.
No smoking or pets. $575. 335-7816.
AT BEACH Eff. $145 wk. 1BR Incl
cable & all utils, $225 wk/$950 mo. +
dep. ALSO 2&3BR SWMH, starting
$175 wk/$695 mo. + dep. 261-5034
1BR/1BA APT. furnished, small but
cute, cozy & quiet. Good location, good
neighborhood, located in Nassauville
behind store. $700/mo. + $350 sec.
dep. DirecTV, A/C, water, all utilities
included. Ref's required. 206-3241,
THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS A
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appliances furnished including an Inside
private laundry. Located close enough
to bear the surf but not have the spray.
Must be seen to be appreciated. Call
for an appointment 753-2444 or 261-
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OCEAN VIEW Luxury 3BR/1BA, tile
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LARGE STUDIO APT In park setting
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utilities paid. No deposit, no credit
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Fully furnished condo only one block from the beach. Community 3BR/2BA Two Master Baths, formal dining area, eat-in kitchen,
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* 3200 S. Fletcher Ave C-2 (Ocean Dunes) 1200 sf- 2BR/2BA
Fully furnished condo overlooking the ocean. Fireplace in living ic tile, patio/deck, wood fenced-in yard. $1400
room. Gated condo community with pool. Rent includes water. 86190 Remsenburg Drive (North Hampton Subdivision)
sewer, and garbage fees. $1395 2900 sf 4BR/3BA Wood frame, full Master Bath, formal din-
* 1542 Lisa Avenue (The Park Subdivision) 884sf 2BR/2BA ing area, eat-in kitchen, carpet & ceramic tile, fireplace, communi-
Fully furnished ready for you to begin Florida lifestyle. Stainless ty pool, clubhouse, playground, barbeque grills and 2-car garage.
steel appliances, ocean/lake/bay views, carpet and ceramic tile, Cable or satellite TV and Association fees re included in rent.
mini blinds, cable/satellite TV ready, private yard/courtyard,
patio/deck, private street and 2-car garage. $1450 $1695
*403 Tarpop Avenue #322 (Ocean Park Condominiums) 1432 CONDO/TOWNtIOME/APARTMENT
s.f.- 2BR/2BA Community pool, barbecue grills in common area, 1582 Park Lane (Amelia Park) 400sf 1BR/1BA Cute studio
full master bath with double sinks, dining in living/great room, apartment with efficiency kitchen. 'rile floors in kitchen and bath-
closet pantry, trash compactor, patio/deck balcony, storage closet, room. Recently painted and new carpet. Lawn care.includcd.
carpet and ceramic tile. One-car garage. Ocean views, only a $625
short walk to the beach. Washer/Dryer, water, sewer, trash, pest
controltand Association fees are included. Home also on Sales 2741 Forest Ridge Drive, Unit I-1 (Forest Ridge
Market. $1450 Condominiums) 2BR/1BA Two Mhster bathrooms, each with
* 2005 Beachwood Road (Amelia Island Plantation) 1700 s.f. tub and shower, dining in family room, open kitchen with closet
FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED 3BR/3.5BA, -Each bed- pantry, carpet, ceramic tile and vinyl, mini blinds, covered
room has its own bath, 9 miles of walking & bike trails, 2.5 miles patio/deck. Clubhouse, tennis courts and community pool. $800
of beach. Gated community w/uiard posted, ocean/lake views, Cout (e C ) 1 2 A
dock access, patio/deck and playground. Washer/Dryer, lawn care, 4743 St. Marc Court (The Colony) 1149f 2BR/2BA town-
pest control & Association fees included. $1895 house with full Master bath, dining in living/great room, carpet,
SINGLEAMIL HOMES ONciISLND mini blinds, fireplace in living room, vaulted ceilings, community
* 2805 S. Fletcher Drive 1200 sf- 3BR/2BA Gorgeous ocean pool and tennis courts. Lawn care included in rent and 2-car
views!! Remodeled beach house with ceramic tile throughout, garage. Available November 1st $900
Enjoy the sunrise or sunset watching the waves roll in. Full mas- OM CIA INTAL
ter bath, Dining in living/great ioom/family room, breakfast room,
ceramic tile, mini and metalblinds, 1-car garage. $1050 Amelia Parke Towne Center Office space, 4,510X s.f. will
INGLE FAMILY HOMES OFF ISLAND divide
* 86272 Riverwood Drive (Meadowfield) 1600 s.f. 3BR/2BA, Atlantic Ave @ 14th 1,600sf office $1,300/mo
Home with open floor plan, eat-in kitchen plus formal dining 502 Centre St (Maxwell Bldg) individual offices
room. Back patio overlooks pond. Convenient to AIA and 1-95. Centre Street & 4th (Swan Bldg) individual offices
close to shopping. $1109. 1799 US HWY 17 1196sf Commercial building, $1,500/mo.
97056 Carpenter' Ridge Court (Arnold Ridge Subdivision) adlerRoad25f building on acre lot. $1,
2582 s.f. 4BR/3BA Three Master Baths, dining in living/great Sadler Road 6i5 sf building on 1 acre lot. $1,500
room, closet pantry, carpet and ceramic tile, mini blinds, wooden S. 14th Street (Jasmine Plaza) Approx. 2400 sf. Commercial
fenced-in backyard, private yard/courtyard, 2-car garage and drive- space $ 10/sf
way parking. Association fees are included. $1495 116 Centre St. 2900 s.f. $3,000/mo.
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maintained home. Fenced 634 N. Fletcher (lot) com- corner lot, new air, paint,
yard, 2 car garage. bined properties. One quar- and siding. MLS #55605
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338/40 TARPON AVE:, 338/40 5494 Ervin St, Great opportunity on the corner of
Lewis and Ervin street on historical American Beach.
Tarpon Ave., 5 Plex at Main Beach, This 50'x115' lot is fenced. Price includes two
can be sold separately $430,000 homes being sold "as is" with the right to inspect.
MLS#51 366 The homes are presently occupied. Beware of dogs
in-the yard. Call for appt. $190,000 MLS#55370
YULEE 86204 Hayley PI. ON ISLAND Priced to MT ZION AVENUE Over one
2 bedroom 2 bath, 2090 sq ft sell! "AS IS" $35,000 acre lot (170x280) on Mt.
sell! "AS IS" 35, Zion Ave. located in the
home on 1.67 acres Large MLS#56202. O'neil area. This wooded lot is
block barn with water/ power. covered with pine trees. Close
$84,900 MLS# 54642. to Walmart, auto dealers and
other stores. $65,000
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*210 S. 10th Street, 2BR/1BA $600/mo Commercial Office Space
available. 1939 1949 S. 8TH St.,
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H orn OCEANFRONT 2BR/2BA $1500/mo,
SH om Short term optional, prefer long term.
Call (904)277-4284. Available 11/1/11.
TAmelia Surf & Racquet Club.
._. J q-, CAPE SOUND Gated community, 3
3 bedroom furnished townhomes from
|Ten n$2000/mo, seasonally and long term.
-e Call Darlington Realty (904)261-8030,
1858 Condos-Unfurnishedl I859 Homes-Furnished I
THE COLONY 2BR/2BA/2-cai
garage. $950/mo. Pool & tennis courts.
Svc. animals only. No smoking. Call
AMELIA 3/2 CONDO Pool, gated, ss
appliances, washer/dryer, cathedral
ceilings, centrally located, $975/mo
RTO option. 904-251-9525.
858 Condos-Unfurnished AMELIA WOODS 2BR/2BA. $800/
mo. Darlington Realty (904)261-8030.
RESIDENTIAL LONG TERM RENTALS
95330 Spinaker 3792 stf. 4BR/3,5BA ..,ry I-,,. ocean
v~iu home located in the exclusive \iiTlL Islalnd
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
lasmnres separate vanities, large shower and oversized jetted
tub. (Cornnunity Pool. Available fully furnished. On Island.
Ocean View Villas 2486 sf. 3BR/3.5BA Ocean View
Villas located directly across from Main Beach. Unusually
spacious rith plenty of room for entertaining and family.
(iourmer kitchen with stainless appliances and granite
co.nuer tops. living room has a wall of windows
overlooking the occean! Pets okh On Island. $1,875/mo
861848 North Hampton 2671 sf. 4BD/3BA beautiful
North IJampton home with screened in ground. pool aind
spia. Fully fenced backyard overlooking pond and golf
co~~i t. Tiie throughout with fireplace in :r.il room.
Kl hen with granite and stainless appliances. Three car
garage. Pert ok. Off Island. $1,850/nmo
96928 Buccaneer- 1591 sf..3BR/2BA Southend home
located under the canopy of oaks on Buccaneer Trail.
Completely renovated but still retains the original heart of
pine walls and ceiling,. Three car garage. Pets ok. (On
75047 Fern Creek- 2042 sf. 3BR/2BA River Glenn home
with bonus Office or Den space. Like with extended 3 car
Garage. .Large Family Room with built-ins and Fireplace
plus vaulted ceilings. i pgtr sI l Kitchen with rile floors and
stainless appliances. Screened Lanai overlooking fenced
backward with terrific Pond View. Gas water heater, stove
and fireplace. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,450/mo
Available Homes Updated Daily On
86616 Meadowwood 1689 sf. 3BR/2BA well
mainrincd home on cul-de-sac-lor in the community of
Meadowfield. Split floor plan with Tutscany wine region
decor. Large screen porch overlooking wide fenced
backyard. Pets ok. Off Islsnd. $1,350/1no
32308 Sunny Parke 1758 st 3BR/2BA single family
home located in Flora Parke. Large F'amily Room
overlooking screened Patio. Master Suite with ldoale
vanity and separate garden tub & shower. W&D) plus
water softener included. Pets ok. Off Islana. $1,295/mio
86718 Cartesian 1883 sf.S3BR/2BA house in Cartesian
Pointe. Formal Living Room plus Family Room. All
bedrooms separate from main living area. Huge Master
Suite with bump oun and separate lrnb/s hower. Galley
style kitchen withli bre.aklfast areaI. Iailly fenced backyard
with over si2cd covered patio. Pet ok. o Oft Islaind,
86116 Caesars 1274 sE. 3BR/2BA house in newly built
subdivision. Well appointed kitchen with eating area.
Master suite with two closets. Two car garage and
irrigation system. large family room open to kitchen.
Pets ok. (Off Island. SI..150/moo
75170 Johnson Lake 1890I sf. 3BR/21A home iii tthe
quiet country etring of Jlohi on Lake. New carpet, paint
and more! Large fenced vard:l sith dock on the lake.
Florida room overlooking lae and screen pordc in front.
Pets ok. Off Island. $875/mo
Amelia Landings 791 sf. 2BR/2BA Amelia Landings
condo. Roommate con migration with each bedroom
having its own bathroom. I irLI pri, rL ck i inning the
length of the unit. Pets ok. 1 .i l-I nd "- 2 niI.
Amelia Lakes 806 if. 1BR/1BA ground floor unit in
Amelia Lakes with new carpet throughout. Open kitchen,
ceiling fans and screened porch overlooking tile lake. Pets
ok. Off Island. $750/mo
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COTTAGES AT STONEY CREEK-
Beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath condo all
one one floor. 1680 sq. ft. All new
appliances, gated community, great
location, never occupied. For more Info
call 506-529-0008, 904-753-1833 or
CAPE SOUND Gated community, 3
bedroom townhomes from $1500-
$1700. Available now. Call Darlington
FERNANDINA SHORES Unfurnished
2BR/1BA, ground floor. Pool, tennis,
clubhouse, 1 block from beach. Year
lease. Deposit. $865. (904)261-5630
OCEAN VIEW 2BRj1BA + 1-car gar-
age. Lower level unit. New kitchen &
BA vanity. Fresh paint & tile through-
out. Directly across from Beach Access
2. $900/mo. (904)277-9768
COTTAGES AT STONEY CREEK -
3BR/2BA, washer/dryer, 1-car garage,
gated, community pool, walk to Super
WalMart, one level walkup. $1100/mo
+ utilities. Call (904)753-4147 or 321-
2BR/2BA Amelia Lakes, ground
floor, no smoking, W/D hookup,
amenities. Conv. to [-95, beaches,
shopping. Avail. now. $850/mo.
1BR/1BA Beautiful Amelia Lakes
Condo $740/mo. Fresh paint, W/D
available, pool, gym, tennis courts. Call
STONEY CREEK CONDO 3BA/2BA,
screened porch, garage. $1100/mo.
Darlington Realty (904)261-8030.
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THE AMELIA GROUP
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306 S. 17th St 3bd/1bath'cottage $850
93011 Marsh Landing 3bd/3bath on 1 1/2 acre
marsh front lot $1400
95033 Buckeye Crt -Amelia National 3bd/4bath,
bonus room. Lifestyle membership included
85160 Majestic Walk Amelia Walk 4bd/2.5 bath,
3 bay garage $1600
2216 Linkside Villas Furnished 2bd/2bath villa,
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416 Ash St approx 1440 sqft. private
416 Ash St approx 1440 sq.ft. private
off-street parking $1200
1405 Park Ave #101 Amelia Park location $1300
1416 Park Ave Build to suit $17/sq.ft.
117 S. 9th St 1200 sq.ft.-Lease now and first
3 months only $850/month
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BEAUTIFUL HOUSE 3BR/2BA -
bonus room, in Lofton Pointe, garage,
fully furnished. $1400/mo. Call Ana
3BR/2BA SUMMER BEACH HOME
with 1-car garage. No smoking.
$1850/mo. Call (301)990-8264.
4BR/1.5BA HOUSE Chester area.
Large yard, very private. Attached
garage. W/D hookup. $925/mo. + sec.
TOWNHOUSE 1st Ave., 3BR/2BA
single car garage, screened porch in
back, newly renovated, non-smoking
unit. $1195/mo. (904)-261-2233
AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION
HOME Lovely/renovated/single story
R/3BRA, 2-car garage, gourmet kitch-
en, tile & hardwood floors throughout,
FP, approx 3500sf, corner lot on 1/2
acre on golf course. $2195/mo. (904)
491-5058 or (904)335-7392
3BR/1BA HOUSE ON ISLAND -
Great location. $850/mo + $850 dep.
Avail 11/01/11. Call (904)753-3256 for
ON ISLAND 3BR/2BA home, fenced
backyard, 2-car garage & fresh paint.
$950/mo. + deposit. 2335 Amelia Rd.
NORTHPOINT TOWNHOME For
rent. 3BR/2.5BA, fireplace, carpet, two
blocks from beach. $850/mo. (904)
4/2 NEAR EVERYTHING 2,100 sq
ft, tile, S.S. appl's, Coran, screened
patio, 2-car garage, cul-de-sac, $1200/
mo. Call Mike at Coldwell Banker
Amelia Group (904)415-6039.
4BR/2BA in Hickory Village next to
YHS. $1250/mo. Call (904)415-6922 or
BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2BA SECLUDED
BEACH HOME Gated, access to
beach, pool & tennis. 1 yr lease req'd.
$1600/mo. Avail 10/1. (904)321-1713
861 Vacation Rentals
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066. C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL Space
- 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
GATEWAY TO AMELIA OFFICE
SUITES no long term commitment,
move in today., Call Phil at Amelia
Coastal Realty (904)261-2770.
TWO-ROOM OFFICE SUITE above
Amelia Insurance, Sadler Rd. $550/mo.
600-1500sf 2382 Sadler Rd. behind
Amelia Insurance. (904)557-5644
3000 SF RETAIL on Centre St.
Charming interior Upstairs apt incl in
rent at $16.50 psf. Call Phil at Amelia
Coastal Realty 904-556-9140
HIGH VISIBILITY ON 8TH STREET-
Near downtown. Prime retail space at
800 and' 1,500 SF or 2,300 SF total,
low rates. Call Phil @ Amelia Coastal
Realty (904) 261-2770.
3-WHEEL MOTORCYCLE Does not
require motorcycle license, has
automatic transm., 49cc, less than 300
miles. $2250 firm. (904)277-2104.
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Office (904) 321-1999 nF AM I
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Prime residential multifamily opportunity In central Nassau
County. Florida. Close to shopping and retail, and for work-
ers at Jax Airport downtown Jax or Kingsland, Ga. Zoned
for residential but future HABU could be commercial or
mixed use. Priced at under 30K an acre. Ideal location in
future nexus of high growth area. Take advantage of impact
fee moratorium while it lasts. Call today for details
MLS# 56113 $300,000
Real Estate, Inc.
* 1006A Natures Gate. 2BR/2BA + loft town-
home $1 I100mo. + utilities and deposit
* 2801 Elizabeth St.OccanVicw. upsLaii of dulex
on North Beach $950 + utilities and deposit
*2519 S. Fletcher 3BR/2BA & loft $1500 +
utilities and deposit
* 619 S.14th Street- 3BRI BA $975/mao + utilies.
*3423 S. Fletcher Upstairs 2BR/IBA
Furnished, oceanview utilities included
* 1334 Atlantic Ave. 3BR/IBA. approx., 1.243
sq.ft $1200/mo. + utilities.
*2BR/IBA fumished 1801 S. letcher Ave.
* AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHLY 2BR/
IBA Ocean-vew. 487 S. Fletdche: Across the
street fom the beacs.All util, wl-fiTV & phone
* F PovntsViltae 1.200 sqft.$1.680ne + sales tax
* 1334 Atlantic Ave. 3BR/IBA. approx 1.243
sq.ft. $1200/1, 4 utilities,
*Amelia Park 910 approx, sqft. 3 offices.
reception area. kithcen and bathroom.
$1450/mo. + utlilti
* 1839 S. 8th St. adjacent to Huddle House.
1.800 sq.ft. $2250mo. lease + tax. Sale also
* BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY L-ndscapin Co.
or NurNery Office, gr cenhous. sdtude houses
with a fenced, rigmated outside, space
for plants Excellent location with uigh visibility.
* Ofce Complex wtoenant fi sals a sin i t
JImasll t 1941 Citmna Dr. 4690 sq ft includ-
wng additial lot Call fol nmori nfo 261 -4066