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Governor, teachers exchange education views

News Leader
Gov. Rick Scott visited Fernandina
Beach Middle School for a roundtable
discussion with county teachers, mark-
ing his first official visit to a Nassau
County school.
...Seated in the library with a panel of
teachers, students and staff Nov. 18,
the governor entertained suggestions
from educators in a frank exchange.
Enduring particularly harsh criti-
cism was Florida's Comprehensive
Assessment Test, or FCAT, for what"
was called its inconsistency and the
time and funding it diverts from teach-
Yulee High School teacher Kelly
Burnette and several others suggest-
ed cutting the FCAT entirely and reas-
signing its funding elsewhere.
"Cut the FCAT," said Burnette, a .: '
2010 finalist for the Macy's/Florida
Department of Education's Teacher
of the Year Award. "Reallocate the
nScott countered that state funding "4
for the standardized test was not as
significant as it was purported to be. -
"I don't think it's as much as you think
it is,"' he said. "It's not much as far as .HOr'OS, DotC AOViF F.-k NHF -C.i t.,.,EF.
the state budget" Teacher Daniel Snyder makes a point to Gov. Rick Scott while Kelly Burnette listens during an
Gov. Rick Scott during an exchange education roundtable at Fernandina Beach Middle School. Snyder and Burnette, previous state
with teachers last week. SCOTT Continued on 3A teacher of the year finalists, were critical of state FCAT mandates. More photos, 14A.

Council onAging acly moves ahead
Couci on " e.

A rendering shows the new main building that will, contain administrative offices, a life Activity Center
and an Adult Day Healthcare Center for the Council on Aging of Nassau County.


The new Nassau County Council
on Aging facility on North 14th Street
i- being built slowly but according to
plan, according to Tom Moss, new
executive director of the nonprofit
organization. I ,
, .The, Council on Aging facility on
'-outh 18th Street must be relocated
because it is on Baptist Medical Center
property, according to Moss. The site
is slated to be used for hospital park-
ing and the senior center will be torn
A suitable spot for the senior serv-
ices center was found several years
ago at the corner of Atlantic Avenue
and North 14th Street, where the
County Annex building and the for-
mer Humphreys Memorial Hospital
were once located. The county, which
owns the property, is leasing it to the
senior center.
Moss said phase one of the project
started a year ago and will be com-
pleted by Dec. 22. The facility has to
be built in stages, Moss said, because
there are time restrictions to be met
for the flow of funds by the county
and state.

Phase one
includes engineer-
ing and design work
as well as clearing
the site for a trans-
portation center and
main building that
will house adminis-
trative offices and a
Moss selir ceitra., Moss
.. .... .. said.
A Department of
Transportation grant will help fund
90 percent of phase two, which will
begin in January. That portion of the
project involves the construction of
the transportation center and will last
up to 100 days, Moss said. The trans-
portation center will accommodate
the center's public transportation pro-
gram. The city of Fernandina Beach
committed $150,000 to the entire proj-
ect,h and $75,000 of those funds are
also going toward the building-of the
transportation center.
According to Moss, the Council on
Aging offers the only public trans-
portation system in Nassau County.
The service has vans traveling daily
scheduled routes, and runs as needed
COA Continued on 3A

Dredging alternative for city marina?

ANGELA DAUGHTRY -***--- mended realigning and adding slips environmental impact. While cos
News-Leader .... .. parallel to the current on the north still being determined, Semme

A new low-post dredging alternative
may solve the extreme sedimentation
problems of the city marina, according
to a presentation by Robert Semmes of
Applied Technology & Management
during a city commission meeting.
Called water injection dredging,
the method has been used in. Europe
for over 20 years, but in the United
States has so far been implemented
only..in New Orleans according to
"Some Europeans call it natural
dredging," Semmes told commis-
sioners Nov. 1. "It returns sediment
back to the estuary with a minimum of
energy costs." Semmes also noted
WID had been used continuously
since 1988 in the Netherlands,
Germahy and the United Kingdom.

omet Europeans catl it natural areaging. it
returns sediment back to the estuary with a
minimum of energy costs.'

The dredging method would mobi-
lize sediments near the bottom of the
river using low pressure, then move
them out of the marina basin using
high volumes of water. Fernandina
harbor's conditions, he said, are ideal
for the WID technology.
"In the case of Fernandina Harbor
Marina, the edge of the naturally deep
river channel ... is fairly precipitous,"
an ATM report stated. "The material
moved to the channel will quickly dis-
perse throughout the system to areas

where it naturally would settle if the
marina had not been excavated."
Semmes told commissioners that
the Fernandina Harbor Marina where
it is sited now has never been a good
location for docks and boat slips.
Because it is located on natural mud
flats, rather than having piers built
over the flats, the marina will always
need regular maintenance dredging
to keep boat slips deep enough, he
In the late 1990s, ATM recom-

side of the marina. The city complied
with those suggestions, but at the time
could not afford to take additional
measures to deal with siltation, such as
creating a low elevation wall to train
the current, and restoring the marsh
to its natural state.
Semmes said that, although the
technology is relatively low-cost, there
are no WID dredges as yet in Florida
and equipment and operators would
have to be brought in.
* The biggest obstacle to the alter-
native method is government regula-
tions and permitting, Semmes said,
although so far the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection has been "very receptive."
Semmes also said it would be best
to start using WID in a small experi-
mental project with the least possible

sts are
es said

the new technology was estimated ait
about $3 a cubic yard considerably
cheaper than current methods. The
WID method also has the least envi-
ronmental impact, he said.
Other methods of dealing with sil-
tation could include a rapid dewatering
of sediments and possibly developing
a disposal facility at New Island, locat-
ed southwest of the marina, Semmes
However, the New Island site
would .have to be developed and the
cost to dredge and move the spoils
was estimated to be between $30 and
$76 a cubic yard, depending on dif-
ferent factors. But the ATM report
did note that if WID does not work
out, those options could be pursued.

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FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 25. 2011 NEWS News-Leader


Michael E. Frieze

Michael E. Frieze, 72,
passed away Tuesday,
November 22, 2011 at his
Yulee, FL residence. He was
born June 28, '1939 in
Columbus, OH and moved to
Yulee in 1996 from Louisville,
Mr. Frieze retired from the
United States Army with over
22 years service as a Master
Sergeant. He served with the
101st Airborne and was a
Vietnam Veteran. Decorations
include Meritorious Service
Medal, Master Parachute
Badge, Vietnam Service
Medal and Vietnam Campaign
Medal with 60 Device among
others. Memberships include
the American Legion, the 101
Airborne Association and
Yulee United Methodist
Church where he served as a
Lay Leader. Mr. Frieze was
active in church and he
enjoyed socializing with
friends and spending time with

Hazel Reid Jones
Mrs. Hazel Reid Jones, age
95, formerly of Fernandina
Beach, Florida passed away
on Thursday, November 17,
2011, in Vero Beach, Florida.
Hazel, her husband
Franklin Lawson Jones and
family moved to Fernandina
Beach in 1954 and she lived
there until 2002.
Throughout her life she
was an avid reader, loved cook-
ing, traveling and was an active
volunteer in the community of
Fernandina Beach. She helped
found the public library in'
Fernandina and was very
actively involved in support
and fundraising for that cause.
Mrs. Jones was an active mem-
ber of Saint Peter's Episcopal
Church, the Woman's Club
and the Gardeh Club of
Fernandina. Her husband was
the general manager of
Container Corporation of
America, paper mill in
Fernandina Beach, until his
retirement in 1978.
She was preceded in
death by her husband, who
passed away on September 15,
iazel was born on July 17,
1917 and was, a native of Red
Bay, Alabamnailere she lived
until her graduation from high
schpol. She attended the
University of Alabama and
received her Liberal Arts
Degree in June of 1937. She
taught school in West Blocton,
Alabama until her marriage in
1939 to Franklin Jones. She
and her husband then moved

include his
f o r m e r
spouse and
friend ,
Martha L.
Frieze; a son,
Nathan E.
Botts (Shelley); four daugh-
ters, Nancy Corley (Ron),
Michelle DeVito (Joey),
Deborah Wadsworth (James)
and Sara Gunes (Naif); three
sisters, JoLynn McKnight
(Neil), Pamela Lashley (Rick)
and Marsha Burcham; 10
grandchildren and five great-
A memorial service will be
held at 10:00 a.m. Monday,
November 28, at Yulee United
Methodist Church, Highway
A1A in Yulee.
For more information and
to sign Mr. Frieze's online reg-
ister book please visit the
Green Pine website at
Green Pine Funeral Home

to Port Saint
Joe, Florida
where her
husband was
employed by
St. Joe Paper
Adams, ShannCompany.
She is sur-
vived by her three children,
Anne Mettler of Arcadia,
Calif6rnia, ElliottJones of Vero
Beach, Florida and Larry
Jones of Palo Alto, California,
four grandchildren,
Christopher Jones, Mark
Adams, Shannon Adam and
Jeffrey Mettler and a sister,
Nan Smitherman and a broth-
er, William Reid.
Funeral services will be
held at 10:00 o'clock in the
morning on Saturday, Decem-
ber 3, 2011 at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church in Fernan-
dina Beach, FL
Mrs. Jones will be laid to
rest beside her husband in St.
Peter's Episcopal Church
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made in her name to
the Nassau County Public
Library System. Make checks
payable to the Nassau County
BOCC and note that it is for
the library in the name of
Hazel Jones. Send to the
Nassau County Public Library
System, c/o Library Director
Dawn Bostwick, 25 North 4th
Street, Fernandina Beach, FL
Please share her life story
at www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors


Gloria Stapleton Hogan, age 84,' of Fernandina Beach
died in Gainesville on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011. Services will be
held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church at 3 p.m. today.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Wessie Moreta Lee, age 91, of Fernandina Beach died
on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 at Baptist Medical Center Nassau.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26 at
Springhill Baptist Church with Pastor Bud Long officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Don Mark Turner, age 47, died on Nov. 22, 2011 at his
Yulee residence. Arrangements were incomplete at time of
Green Pine Funeral Home

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The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign kicked off Nov. 18 and will continue through Dec. 24. All funds col-
lected at 14 sites will be used to assist Nassau families in need. Counter Kettles are currently on site in a variety of
local businesses and bell ringers will be collecting funds at a Variety of grocery and popular department stores on-
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays during the season.
Above at the kickoff at the pocket park on Centre Street are Advisory Council members Mary Ann Tobin, Jane
Manley, Chris Kirkland and Marilyn Evans-Jones, staff members Mary Moore, Pastor Jeanette Richo and Tara Hall,
Salvation Army Hope House Volunteer and flutist Andy Tower, Mayor Susan Steger, bell ringer site captains Marlene
Strobach and Bill Gingrich, bell ringers James and Lou Johnson, and the Rev. Michael and Alice Bowhay of Holy
Trinity Anglican Church. Not pictured is Supervisor of Elections Viki 'Cannon.


Cold Night Shelter
When nighttime tempera-
tures drop to 40 degrees or
below, the Cold Night Shelter
(CNS) at the Fernandina
Beach Church of Christ at the
corner of South 14th and
Jasmine streets opens to wel-
come people who are experi-
encing homelessness and oth-
ers who lack adequate heat in
their homes. Guests are given
mats and blankets for the
night as well as a hot dinner,
breakfast and a take-away
For more information con-
tact Kristen Mandrick, CNS
coordinator, at 583-1183.
Weatherization help
Northeast Florida
Community Action Agency's
Weatherization Assistance
Program needs qualified
homeowners to receive free
energy saving home improve-
ments such as insulation, duct
repair, caulking and weather-
stripping, minor ceiling and
floor repairs and more.
It needs applicants for the
program. Call 261-0801, ext.
211 or visit www.nfcaa.net.
The main requirement is
income eligibility, based on
the number of people in your
home and the total household
Kiwanis Club
The Fernandina Beach
Kiwanis Club meets the first
three Mondays each month at
the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club on Bill Melton Road.
This is a dinner meeting from
6:30-8 p.m. Contact Don
Lyons at home, 432-8194, or
by cell at (978) 758-0561.
Optimist dubs
The Yulee Optimist Club
meets every Tuesday at noon
at Murray's Grille on A1A in
Yulee. Call 753-0091.
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The Fernandina Beach
Optimist Club meets each
Wednesday from noon-1 p.m.
at the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club. Call Bernice Kelley at
261-7923 or Barb Kent at 277-
Rotary clubs
The Rotary Club of
Fernandina Beach meets each
Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-i
p.m. at the Florida House Inn
on South Third Street. Nov. 30
will feature a club assembly
Call Melanie Ferreira at 321-

The Rotary Club of Amelia
Island Sunrise meets each
Friday from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at
the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club on Bill Melton Road.
Contact President Katey
Breen at kateybreen@com-
cast.net or visit www.ameliais-

Christmas play
Tickets are now on sale for
Fernandina Little Theatre's
presentation of "The Best
Christmas Pageant Ever," thd
classic holiday comedy by
Barbara Robinson. When the
usual director of the church -
Christmas pageant is injured,
Mrs. Bradley steps in to help
out and finds the task made
even more challenging by the
participation of the exuberant
and feisty Herdmann kids all
six of them!
Performances are Dec. 10,
13, 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m.
and Dec. 11 and 18 at 2:30
p.m. at FLT, 1014 Beech St.
Tickets are $12.50-$14,
depending upon performance,
and can be purchased at the
door and in advance at The
UPS Store in the Publix shop-
ping center. FLT is a small,
intimate theater space and
patrons are encouraged to
purchase tickets in advance..
Gary W. Belson Associates
Inc. offers gun courses at the
Range & Educational Training
Center ini Nassau County. A
Concealed Weapon License
Course will be offered Nov. 2.9
and Dec. 7, 12 and 15 at 5 p.m.
A Basic with Defensive
Tactics Course will be offered
Nov. 26 and Dec. 10 and 17 at
7:45 a.m. Contact Belson at
491-8358, 476-2037 or gbel-
son@bellsouth.net. Visit
Join The Salvation Arm.y
Hope House Nov. 28 for its
noon Tuesday Worship
Service. Pastor McGee, evan-
gelist and senior pastor of
First Pentecostal Church of
Hillard will share an exciting
and powerful message from
the Word of God. F
or more information call
321-0435 or stop by the Hope
House, located at 410 S. Ninth
Recreation meeting
The Nassau County
Recreation Commission will
meet Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. at the
county Parks and Recreation
Office, 45195 Musselwhite
Road, Callahan. The public is
invited. For information call
the Clerk of Courts Office at
Beach cleanup
Wild Amelia Nature
Festival, in partnership with
Fort Clinch State Park and
Keep Nassau Beautiful, will
host a beach clean up on the
Fort Clinch shore on Dec. 10
at 9 a.m. Entry to the park is
waived for participants.
Meet at the fort parking lot
at 9 a.m. For information con-
tact Len Kreger at l.kreger@




Employees of the local division of Rayonier,
Inc. announced the organization of the Chem Cell
Club, named after the company's chief product,
chemical cellulose.
November 23, 1961
An all-out islandwide campaign urged resi-
dents to shop at home for the holidays.
November 27, 1986
The county commission tabled a resolution
defining American Beach as eligible for a commu-
nity redevelopment agency, or CRA, after resi-
dents expressed concerns during a two-hour dis-
cussion and public hearing.
November 28, 2001

Kitty Wish Tree
The Kitty Wish Tree-at
Cats Angels is filled with
Angel Wish Cards from its
kitties. There's a wide array'
of wishes this year from cat
food, spay/neuters, cat toys
to an adoption. Please stop.
by and make a wish come
true. An Angel Wish Card
makes a very nice holiday
gift when you donate in
someone's name. Cats
Angels, 709 S. Eighth St., is
open Monday through
Saturday from'.11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
While you are there, take a
look at the bargains in the
Christmas Shop on cards,
seasonal decorations and gift
items. Cats Angels is a
5013(c) charity and proceeds.
benefit its spay/neuter pro-
gramn .
Angel Tree
The number of seniors
identified and qualifying for'
the Salvation Army Hope
House Senior Angel Tree
program has increased,by 76
percent since last year, up to
309 grandmas and grandpas.
If you would like to show one
of the low-income seniors
that. they are not forgotten
this Christmas season, drop
by The 'Salvatiobn Army Hope
House, SunTrust Bank or
Bank of America in
Fernandina or Callahan and.
adopt a Senior Angel. By
adopting and purchasing a
little something from their
wish list, you will help bring
joy, hope and a smile into a
senior's life. For more infor-
mation call 321-0435 or stop
by Hope House at Ninth and
Date streets..
The Yulee 'Senior
Christmas-'Dinner will be
held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on
Dec. 3 ait The Carpenter's
House (Old Nazareue
Church) on US17 North in
Yulee. Tickets will be avail-
able at Southeastern Bank in
Yulee. Diners age 50 and
above are free, all others are
$5. You must have a ticket to
If you would like to
donate your time, money or
services, contact Ashley
Dilda at 225-9313. .
Shop with Cops
The.eighth annual Shop
with Cops program is under
way, raising funds for the
needy children- of Amelia
Island to go Christmas shop-
ping for themselves and
their families with a
Fernandina Beach police
officer on Dec. 15 at
Walmart in Fernandina
Beach. All funds donated go
children ages 1-11,, selected
by their school guidance

counselors. Donations are
tax deductible. Make checks
payable to ''Shop With Cops"
and mail to Fernandina
Beach Police Department,
Ati: Police Chief Jim Hurley,
Shop with Cops Program,
1525 Lime St., Fernandina
Beach, FL 32035-0668. For
information email shopwith-
Adopt an Angel
The Adopt an Angel pro-
gram at Quality Health
invites community members
and businesses to provide
gifts for the residents.
Contact Erika Woolard at
261-0771 to obtain a wish list.
Gifts need to'be brought to
the facility by Dec. 16.
Christmas dinner
Gracie's Kitchen of the
Yu'lee Interfaith Dinner
Network will serve a
. Christmas dinner on Dec. 20
from 5-7 p.m. To donate, vol-
unteer or for more informa-
tion, call 556-2496. To learh
more about the Coalition for
the Homeless of Nassau
County, visit www.clicked.
JOY to the Children
Joy to the Children is
gearing up for its annual
Christmas Day celebration
for some of Nassau County's
children and their families. If
you have the opportunity to
give of your time or money
this year, contact JOY at
info@joytothechildren.org oir
Like the Facebook page at
tot hechildrennassau.
Upcoming volunteer events
include shopping for toys
and toiletries Dec. 4 at 5
p.m-.:, with toy loading and
transport at 6:30 p.m., at
Walmart Supercenter ijl
Toys for Tots
New, unwrapped toys for
the Toys for Tots program
for needy Nassau County
children may be dropped off
at American Legion Post 54,
626 S. Third St., seven days a
week, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Contact
Marge Brewer at 415-1893.
No stuffed animals. please.

A1A Slow-A-Way Storage
and Truck Rental is an
authorized drop-off center
for Toys for Tots. Donations
of new, unwrapped toys may
be delivered now through
Dec. 2:1 at their business
office located at 463915 SR
200 in Yul(ee, just w.'st of
Sonic and the carwash.
()tfice hours are MNIonday-
Saturlday from 8:30 a.mi.-i::0
pm. Cail 22:5-1940 for infor-

AIDS Day service Dec. 1

A Service of
Remembrance and Hope will
be held in recognition of
World AIDS lDay on lDec. 1 at
7:30 p.m. at New Vision
ConigregKationial Church,
96074 Chester Road, Yulee.
The service will include a can-
dle lighting eirelmony in
ilmemory of those lives lost to
HIV/AIDS while inspiring
hope for those who live with
HIV/AIDS and for the com-
munities that are forever
changed bv the disease. O(Ie

AcChord, a vocal ensemble
-from Jacksonville, will per-
formll and a sectionll of the
AIDS Mlemorial Quilt will'be
on display before and after the
service. More than 4)0,0(X) col-
orful panels make up the (quilt,
most memorializing the life of
a persCon lost to AIDS.
For information visit
www. NewVisiionCoi.ire.i'ation
alChurch.(crtg or contact the
Rev. Mary Kendrick NMoore
at 23S-1822 of u1slin Hell at
41 -5691.




F'RI ,n. NoVLMBIR ,25,2011 NEWS News-Leadcr

SCOTT Continued from 1A
Fernandina Beach High
School teacher Dan Snyder dis-
agreed, pointing to overlooked
costs attached to the assess-
"I think that's a trickle-down
effect because if we're not
spending time on that, then we
have time for the other things,
like planning," said Snyder, a
2006 finalist for the
Macy's/FDOE Teacher of the
Year Award.
One teacher suggested
replacing FCATwith a pre-test,
post-test system, which would
test students' knowledge with a
diagnostic at the beginning of
the year. A post-test adminis-

COA Continued from 1A
for both senior citizens and dis-
abled residents.
Moss says he is hoping
phase three of the project,
which includes construction of
the main building and Life
Activity Center, will begin next
summer, but that portion of the
project is not yet funded. The
organization has started a cap-
ital campaign to raise funds for
the $2.5 million that it will cost
to build the main building,
which will be three times the
size of the Council on Aging
facility now in use at 1367 South
18th St.
According to Moss the new
facility will also be more func-
tional, with a larger kitchen and
multi-purpose rooms broken up
for senior citizens with different
capabilities. It will also house
administrative offices and a spe-
cial Adult Day Healthcare cen-
ter for those afflicted with
Alzheimer's disease. A court-
yard and butterfly garden are
also included in the site plan.

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Permitting costs for WID,
however, are estimated to be
higher than other methods
because it is a new technology
for Florida.
Vice Mayor Tim Poynter,
after hearing the presentation,
said it was "worth the risk" to
look at the new dredging
"The state may help if we
do the pilot program," Poynter
said. "It certainly would save
the taxpayers a lot of money....
There really isn't much of a
decision here."
Commissioner Eric Childers
said he also' recommended
moving forward with pursuing

tered at the end of the e'ar
would demonstrate how much
students had learned compared
to what they knew initially.
Teachers also shared reser-
vations about merit .pay a pavy-
for-performance program that
sets standards and financially
rewards teachers exceeding l
those standards. tOne tach'er
asserted, "Merit pay doesin'l
Some argued that a merit-
pay system discouraged teach-
ers from sharing knowledge
and helping one another
because the financial incentive
would breed an excessively
competitive atmosphere. The
added pay, they said, would dis-
courage teachers from helping

Moss said the Council on
Aging is not just for the finan-
cially disadvantaged, and that a
client's socioeconomic status
should not be a deciding factor
in signing up for the organiza-
tion's programs.
The Council on Aging
serves about 2,800 senior citi-
zens, Moss said, with a waiting
list of 270. The organization also
has about 70 full-time employ-
ees, with most being drivers for
the center's transportation pro-
grams. Moss said the senior
services center also counts on(
13,000 hours of volunteer hours
per year and coordinates with
the United Way, the Barnabas
Center and many other chari-
table organizations.
Moss was named executive
director of the Council on
Aging in September by the
board of directors. He holds a
BA in sociology and an MBA
from the University of
Connecticut. He was also a U.S.
Air Force squadron command-
er and managed the athletics
department of the U.S. Air

the WID technology. "I hate to
see a dredge site (at New
Island) across from the down-
town," he added.
Commissioner Jeffrey
Bunch said he was also in favor
of exploring the new technolo-
Joe Springer, manager of
Westrec, the city's marine man-
agement company, urged com-
missioners to go forward with
water injection dredging.
'There will be natural attention
brought to it," he said. "There
will be a lot more interest in
this project than .cranking upt
and dredging, and moving it to
another location."
Semmes also recommend-
ed that the city consider struc-
tural changes to the marina

one another.
Scott listened to criticisms
that external factors involved
in merit-based pay students'
home lives, intellects and
(e forts, as well as class sizes -
were beyond teacher control.
But the governor contended
that the program does not
penalize teachers whose stu-
dents test poorly; instead it
rewards the most effective
"I think it's fair that they
get paid better, that they get a
bonus plan because they're
more effective," he said. "I think
it's the right thing to do. I think
it will give more recognition to

Force Academy. Moss was
administrator for the past five
years of the Jane Adams House,
an assisted living facility on
Nectarine Street.
The Council on Aging of
Nassau County is a nonprofit
501 (c) 3 organization that
serves to enhance the lives of
senior citizens and 6 di ,:il. >1
of Nassau County through
counseling and referral servic-
es, information services, in-
home services, Meals on
Wheels, transportation servic-
es, breakfast and lunch pro-
grams and adult day care. It
operates two senior centers, the
East Nassau Center in
Fernanclina Beach and the
West Nassau Center in Hilliard.
The Council on Aging opened
in 1974 and is part of a nation-
al network of agencies, with
funding sources that include
federal, state and local grants as
well as donations.
For more information on
Council on Aging services, go
to http://coanassau.com.

such as expanding side-tie
clocks to the north and expand-
ing the marina westward into
the deep channel.
"It seems to me we can't
afford to keep spending money
on the same thing over and
over again," Poynter said.
"There's got to be a better way
of doing this. Every two to
three years we're spending
$400,000 to get the mud out....
You saw the pictures. (The
marina) is built on a mud flat."

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News Leader

Gloria Merwarth may be
retired but that doesn't mean
she's not busy.
She writes and edits five
newsletters, one of which is
for the Baptist Medical Center
Nassau Auxiliary.
Merwarth has been an aux-
ilian for nine years and says
she derives a great deal of ful-
fillment in that role.
"It's great to help patients
feel better. I usually try to
make them laugh."
In 1976, while working at
the Visiting Nurse Association,
Merwarth received a scholar-
ship from the American
Cancer Society to study
enterostomal therapy. This is a
specialty in wounds, ostpmies
and incontinence.
"I came back from Emory
University as the first regis-
tered ET nurse in Central
Florida. It became my respon-
sibility to not only educate
patients, but also doctors and
nurses about this -i" p i.i It's
no wonder that I enjoy volun-
teering in a unit that deals with
gastrointestinal problems," she
Merwarth became a vol-
unteer at Baptist Nassau
after she and her husband
came to the hospital for a med-
ical test- shortly after they
moved .to the area 10 years
"Why don't we volunteer
here?" Mark Merwarth asked
his wife as they sat in the wait-
ing room.
"I went right over to the
information desk and asked
them how we signed up to vol-
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"I like to interact with the
patients, he likes to pour cof-
fee," said Merwarth.
The couple is very active
in the walking community and
has done 10K walks in every
stale. Merwarth writes
newsletters for three walking
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A scholarship in
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"I wanted to get invoh'ed with Communities In Schools
because I am fluent in Spanish and I want to assist
Spanish speaking children," says volunteer Theodora
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Communities In Schools intern
Jane Leising is a chemist
and math whiz from-
Cleveland. Theodora Karlis,
from Pittsburg, is proud of
her Greek heritage and
taught college-level Spanish.:
Where will you find these two
dedicated women. most after-
noons? Communities In
Schools students are relieved
to know that they will be with
them providing much needed
Leising and Karlis both
have realized that schools
alone cannot handle the com-n
plex issues facing today's
youth That is why they both
volunteer foi CIS They are
part of an organization that
strives for a certified teacher
to student.ratio of 1-8. and vol-
unteer jurors and coaches
typically support one to three
CIS realizes that it takes a
team approach to empower
and equip a child to stay in
school and achieve in life
Whether it's helping students
learn English. or explaining
math equations, both Jane
and Theodora are making a
life-changing difference in the
lives of the students they sup-
port and guide
Leising has volunteered
with CIS since 2003. She
works as a chemist and helps
tutor kids in math in her free
"I always looked at math
as a game. I get a sensation
out of getting the right
answer and I am challenged
when it's wrong Oftentimes
children don't look at a wrong
answer as a challenge: they
look at it as failure So. I'm
here to make it fun and that
could make all the difference
when it's difficult "
Ieising inspires children
v.irth hei patience and passion
for learninii.
"I realize that not every-
one is going to love math, but
I want to ease the pain and
help them endure it."

In the eight years she has
volunteered she has seen
grQwth and success in the
lives of the students that she
has worked with.
"I worked with two girls
who I had been told were not
going to pass algebra. People
said there was no hope for
them. I tutored them every
day for a year and they both
ended up passing. That
makes every moment with \,
these kids meaningful for me.
"I like working for
Communities In Schools
because I see the difference
that. is being made in our
community. It is all about the
kids. In previous nonprofits I
have worked for people made
it all about the money and lost
the focus on what was really
Everyone who sees
Leising in action with her CIS
students can see she is often
the missing piece in the puz-
zle called learning
"When I work with kids I
find out what they want to be
when they grow up. I don't
want math class to be their
one stumbling block I want
them to be able to pass and
move forward I want to help
them get one step closer'to
what they really want to be or
do in life. Oftentimes passing
math is the first step to a suc-
cessful future "
Theodora Karlis, also
known as Ms Teddy, started
helping CIS students last
summer in the CIS summer
remediation program. She's
now avery important "regu-
CIS summer remediation
programs provide three
weeks of intensive support to
120 county students who have
failed a core subject and who

would otherwise be retained.
This year. 98 percent of these
students'passed and were pro-
moted after the program this'
"I'received my undergrad-
uate degree in Spanish from
the University of Oklahoma
and my master's in Spanish
from Pittsburg. I also used to
teach Conversational
Spanish' at a community col-
lege ai I
"I wanted to get involved
with Communities In Schools
because I am fluent in "
Spanish and I want.to-assist
, Spanish speaking children,"
said Karlis.
"Currently I am helping
three Puerto Rican students,
and one Mexican student who'
moved to the United States
this past summer and need
help learning English Math
is challenging enough and
learning it in a new language
makes it feel impossible for
the kids sometimes"

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Karlis partners with'stu- .
dents and explains their
homework assignments in
Spanish. Then they give her
the answer and she helps
them translate it into English
"I also help them learn
English by getting them to
express their thoughts and
feelings out loud, even
though they are, shy," she
' I Today, I helped a ffi&t
from Mexico. He looked up at
me and said 'I'm smart' in '
English. It was the first time I
have heard confidence and
hope in his voice It is dimes
like these when you realize,
what it is all about," notes
"The Spanish-speaking
children that I work with are
afraid to speak English
because they do not want to
make mistakes or be
ridiculed," she said, adding. "I
love working for
Communities In Schools
because it is a phenomenal
organization. It is so well
accepted by the children. No
matter what they are strug-
gling with, deep. down they
are all excited that someone
is giving them help And I get
to see that everyday."
Karlis said "there is no
separate English Language
learner's class here at
Fernandina Middle,; am glad
thatI get to be the missing
link. I get to help the popula-
tion of students that are.
falling through the cracks.
These students go to class not
understanding.what is being
said or being assigned and
are struggling to keep up."
"I see first-hand, every
day, that schools definitely
can't do it alone."
When it comes to unlock-
jng a child's potential, CIS
fiever gives up and neither do
Leising and Karlis.







Communities In Schools volunteer Jane Leising helps Katie Eichele with her home-
work at Fernandina Beach Middle School.

Communities In Schools serves students directly at six
Nassau County school sites who are referred by principals,
guidance or parents. Sometimes students come directly to
CIS for assistance and no child at any CIS site is ever turned
away. CIS coordinates and/or delivers services directly at the
school site where they are most accessible to students. It Is
an agency that partners with schools to identify and prescrip-
tively coordinate and provide services to students struggling
for any reason and at-risk of falling academically, dropping
out or falling through the cracks, Last year, despite the chal-
lenging economy, CIS honored its commitment and provided
case management services to more than 600 Nassau
County youth and one-time, large-group or referral services
to over 3,000 additional teens..
When people in Florida ask what the difference Is
between Take Stock In Children and CIS, the answer is sim-
ple CIS serves those students whose grades, test scores,
behavior or attendance do not qualify them for TSIC. For
information, visit www.cisnassau.org or call 321-2000.

24 hOUR 8D


FRIDAv. Novi!MBA:R 25,2011 NEWS Ncws-Lcader


The Fernandina Beach
Rotary Club recently concluded
one of its most important local
service projects of the year -
delivering 844 dictionaries to
every third grade student in
Nassau County.
Club members visited third-
grade classes throughout the
county, including Fernandina
Beach. Yulee, Callahan, Hilliard
and Bryceville as well as pri-
vate schools Faith Christian
Academy, Amelia Island
Montessori and St. Michael
Students received not only a
dictionary, but a brief explana-
tion of what Rotary is as well
as how dictionaries can help
them become active readers,
good writers and creative
Delivering dictionaries has
been a project of the
Fernandina Beach Rotary Club
for more than six years. The
club was recently recognized
by The Dictionary Project,
the national nonprofit organi-
zation whose goal is to reach
every third grade student in
the U.S. In its citation, the
organization noted that of the
estimated 16,275,858 students
that have received dictionaries,
more than 5,400 have been dis-
tributed in Nassau County by
the Fernandina Beach Rotary
Dictionary Project President
Mary French said, "The sup-
port of the- Fernandina Beach
Rotary Club makes it possible
for students to receive a dic-
tionary for their own personal
use that they will be able to use

for a
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lifetime." She added, "For Amelia Island Book Festival
children, this may be the join us in our dictionary project,
first book that they have especially since the festival is
owned." dedicated to promoting literacy
or the first time this year, and a life-long love of the writ-
"ernandina Beach Rotary ten word. Every year, the festi-
partnered with the Amelia val introduces our community
d Book Festival to pur- to an impressive array of tal-
e and distribute the dic- ented writers. We believe that
ries. through our dictionary project,
olary Club President we are building the next gen-
non Brown said, "Our eration of writers and book
was honored to have the lovers."

Rotary Club members Vince Cavallo and Steve Sell hand out dictionaries to all of the
third graders during an assembly at Yulee Elementary, above. Fernandina Beach
Rotary Club member Mike Mickler speaks to third graders at Faith Christian Academy
after handing out dictionaries, left.


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.Patrick Sabadie, Boys &
Girls Club Foundation treas-
urer; Kevin Burnette, direc-
tor of Nassau County School
Facilities; and Bill Gower,
Boys & Girls Club
Foundation President, pose
by a sign with a rendering'of
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Refreshments will be provid-
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. 250 youths daily and will
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Give thanks: powerful

and underutilized

Two of ;thIe most w\,-ll.
received w ords in the English
language: thank y.u $So simple
to. do and yet so appreciated
We expect it from our waiter.,.
cashiers and anywiuihei e.tlse-
lwherlI. oui 6 niey i N hlian_,t-d
Then there are the middle of
the road situation like I k holding
the door for soleoune right
behind you or i,-niring so-meorie
pull out in traffic Bul it is the
unexpected tharik-youts that
really carry weight. Do ;e,
thank the outstanding waiter,
teller, salespei'son medical prac-
tice staff or anyone else for
doing a nice job? All of us make
dozens, if not hundreds of per-
sonal intei-l arions a day. Why.
not thank a few more people for
their efforts or courtesies. It
costs iithing and pays a divi-
dend a ha d co.mbinalion to
" Now let's move from giving
thank-yous to being thankful for
the good thlirgsin'-ouT~rife'.
Hopefully, most of us take some
time on Thanksgiving to reflect
on what there is tu be thankful
for. A-hint for those who may
.need a siiarting point is "ti tU:-

w e-a lt h,"
.. which is fami-
ly, friends and
A,. health.'
People. who
1It4. have any, or
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things to be
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RKEFFER'S r This year. get
CORNER out a pen and
paper and
write some
RickKeffer. things down.
It can be private or something
shatied with family or a friend. It
has long been a proven method
of reinforcement 10 put things
-n paper Yes, you can enter it in
yO ur i Pad. but go fetro with this
one The length of your list is
not as important ans the power of'
the content.'
So let me share a couple
items-that I have to be thankful
for this year: 1) At 56 years old,
bhI urli ,n.o pd.cini i ;- fi with us,
along with my two brothers, two
sisters and all their family miem-
b-'i ;(25 ifL ui ) 2) Two of,iny
best fi lends are in remission
fi um cancer. 3) My ,ports fanat-

ic son's college football team is
9-2 (Clemson). 4) My daughter,
a senior at Furman, loves her
choice of teaching as a profes-
sion and has been thrilled with
her 'college. 5) Hollie, the
anchor of the family, keeps us all
straight. 6) The product I rep-
.resent has had a big year. 7) We
havie;,family functions planned-
for Thanksgiving, Christmas
and New Year's a rarity to have
all three. 8) The time I spend
with the great people at our
store 9) The blessings that I
have received in my life and do
every day 10) The military,
police officers, deputies, fre res-
cue, hospital staff and all oth-
ers who worked for ,us on
Thanksgiving. Day.
f' wrote this list in less than
10 minutes and enjoyed seeing
what popped in my head. You
would'too. I hope you had a
happy Thanksgiving and have a
good week.
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.ates Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler
'Jeep in Yulee. He invites ques-
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automobile use and owu'nership.
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Notice of Public Hearing
Annexation/Land Use Change
December 5, 2011
7:00 PM

The Town, Council for the Town of Callahan will meet Monday, December 5, 2011
@7:00 p.m. at the Council Chambers, Callahan Town Hall to consider the applica-
tion for Annexation & Land Use Change for the Friendship Alliance Church for the
following properties.
All of that certain piece, parcel, tract, or lot of land.situated, lying and being in the
County of Nassau and the State of Florida, and known as described as:
Parcel "A", Part of Lot 11, subdivision of the Seymour Pickett Grarit, Section 49,
Township 2 NorthRange 25 East, According to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book
2, Page 15 of the Public Records of Nassau County, Florida. Parcel ID # : 49-2N-25-
Parcel "B" Part of'Lot 1, Pickett Estates, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 2, Page 27 of the Public Records of Nassau County, Florida. Parcel ID # : 32-
2N-25-4020-0001-0020 :
Parcel "C" Part of Lot 1; Pickett Estates, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 2 ,Page'27 of the Public Records of Nassau County, Florida. Parcel ID # : 32-2N-
Parcel "D" Part of Lot 1, Pickett Estates, according to the plat thereof recorded in PJat
Book 2, Page 27 of the Public Records of Nassau County, Florida. Parcel ID # : 32-2N-
Application seeks Annexation and Land Use Change from Nassau County Open Rural
(OR), to Town of Callahan Residential Single Family (RSF).

Persons interested may appear and be heard at the time and place specified. If any person decides to appeal any
decision made,by the town council, with respect to the matter considered in the hearing, he orshe will need a
recording of the' proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made.

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Cheap Charlie, king of the mutts

t's hard to believe Charlie's been gone
nearly a year. Sometime before the chilly
light of day of Dec. 2, he woke from his
sick bed and lollopped across Rainbow
Bridge where he's chasing lizards, squirrels
and mooching treats off human passersby as
they cross the legendary bridge to the afterlife
to be reunited with their deceased pets.
We have two Great Danes, Samson and
Pretty Paige, who we love dearly but neither of
them will ever take the place in our heart that
Charlie occupied. Maybe it was because he
homesteaded our hearts for so long.
We were living in Atlanta 12 years ago
when I brought Charlie into our family. I was
out shopping and stopped off in a pet store,
just to look around. A local animal rescue
organization had set up shop in the store and
was selling rescued pets to interested shop-
pers. There were puppies and kittens galore,
along with some adult dogs and cats. As I
approached one pen, a large, golden brown
dog with a black muzzle and melt your heart
chocolate brown eyes wandered over and
sniffed me.
"That's Buddy," the rescue lady said. "He'd
sure like it if you took him home. He's a sweet-
ie but most people want puppies."
"He looks like he has some lab in him," I
said, stooping to pet the dog that was now lick-
ing my hand raw.
"He's anything you want him to be, aren't
you, Buddy?" the lady said.
Buddy wagged his tail and pressed side-
ways against the pen to be petted more thor-

roughly .
Si "Can 1 let him out a
moment?" I asked.
"Sure," the lady said
S. cheerfully, probably sensing
SthaIt my heart already had a
big hook in it.
I took Buddy out of the
cage and we played and
walked around the store
CUPOF together. He wasn't too keen
JOE on the leash at first but
caught on quickly.
"How much does Buddy
Joe Palmer cost?" I asked the lady, walk-
ing him back to the pen,
knowing that he'd never see the inside of it
again if I had my way and enough cash in my
wallet to cover it.
"Sixty dollars," the lady said. "But that's
just to cover the neutering fee. He's already
been fixed."
I fished out imy wallet and counted out
three twenties, wondering what my wife and
sons would say when I got home. It'd been a
few years since we'd owned a dog.
I arrived at the house with Charlie in the
car and led him inside to1 meet the family.
"What is that and where did you get it and
how much did it cost?" my wife asked.
"It's a giraffe and I found it wandering on
the African plains and I only paid sixty bucks
for it," I replied. "No, seriously, this is Buddy
and I just rescued him at the pet store."
"You paid 60 bucks for a mutt?" my wife

said. "Lord, lord. You're not seriously going to
call this poor thing Buddy, are you? Bad
enough that he's of dubious parentage, let
alone having a name like that."
"Let's call him Charlie," my youngest son
chimed in.
"Cheap Charlie," my eldest son opined.
"The $60 mult."
And so Buddy became Charlie and dwelled
in our home for 12 long years. We figured him
to be a year old when we got him so that
would've made him about 13 when he died
quietly in his sleep of old age on a frosty night
last December. He spent his final few hours in
one of the spots he loved most, on his pallet
beside the fireplace. I lit a fire and kept it
going all night for him. I catnapped for an hour
or so and when I woke up, he was gone. Never
so much as a whine out of him.
Charlie's other favorite spot was beneath an
orange tree in the yard. It was a root stock
tree that only bore sour fruit each season. We
joked later that maybe sweet Charlie would
cause it to produce sweet oranges for a
change. He didn't. Sour oranges again this
We've wanted a fig tree for a long time so
this summer, I dug up the sour orange tree
and planted a couple of small'fig trees there.
The growth has been rapid. My sons were at
home one day and I.showed them the fast
growing fig trees.
"Hey, Pop," one of them asked. "You did
clear that with Charlie, didn't you?"







What is that work on Big Talbot Island?

T he current off-road construction
activity on Big Talbot Island has
raised questions about what is going
on. That work is construction for one
segment of the Timucuan Trail, a paved off-
road multi-use path. A similar multi-use off-
read trail, the Amelia Island Trail, will be built
beginning in late 2012.
Two Timucuan Trail segments will be con-
structed over the next 12 months on Big
Talbot Island, about six months for each seg-
ment. The two segments on Big Talbot will be
5.1 miles long. Following that the construc-
tion of the Amelia Island off-road trail will
begin, which will be 6 miles long for a total
new continuous off-road trail of 11.1 miles, o0;
22 miles round trip. This new off-road trail
could also be connected to the Little Talbot
Park off-road trail by riding south 1.6 miles on
A1A to provide a 14.8-mile trip, or 30 miles
roundtrip, which would be 89 percent off
The Amelia and Timucuan off-road trails
will be multi-use for walking, running and
bicycling. (No motor vehicles.) The trails will
be 10-feet-wide paved paths with small buffers
on each side. Trailheads will be available
along the trails with parking and restrooms.
These trails are being funded with Federal
Transportation Enhancement grants and con-
structed by Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT') contractors.
Completed (2.1 miles): The Timucuan
Trail in Little Talbot Island State Park already
has 2.1 miles of paved paths, which was con-
structed about three years ago. You enter this
trail at the entrance to Little Talbot Island
State Park and it runs south for 2.1 miles.
Bicycle riders have ocean access from this
park trail and can also ride on the hard flat
beach at low tide if they wish. ILille Talbot
Island Park will be the trailhead and it offers
plenty of parking space and bikes can be rent-
ed in the park. At the southern end of this
trail there is a courtesy kiosk with picnic
tables, water fountain (including a doggy-
fountain for pets) and a compressed air pump111
for cyclists.
Future construction (1.6 miles): This
future segment extends from the Little Talbot
Island State Park entrance north over the

Myrtle Creek Bridge and the Simpson Creek
Bridge to the Big Pine trailhead parking area.
This segment is 1.6 miles long and a funding
and construction schedule has not yet been
established because the-two creeks in this
segment make construction of an off-road
path more costly. In the meantime bicyclists
can use the shoulder on AlA for this 1.6-mile
Under construction now with a planned
completion of May 2012 (2.8 miles): The
Timucuan Trail segment on the southern part
of Big Talbot Island runs off-road along the
ocean side of A1A from the Big Pine trailhead
parking area north 2.8 miles to the Bluffs
parking area. This trail segment is now under
construction on Big Talbot Island. There are
walking trails off this multi-use trail and it is
planned to have bike racks at walking trail
intersections to allow bicycle riders to walk to
the beach from the bike trail.
Construction planned for April 2012 to
September 2012 (2.3 miles): The Amelia
Island Connector trail segment on Big Talbot
Island will go from the trail head at the Bluffs
parking area across the Nassau River to the
Amelia Island State Park trailhead on the
Amelia Island side. This off-road trail will be
2.3 miles long on the ocean side of A1A and is
planned for construction from April 2012 to
September 2012.
The above four Timucuan Trail segments
of this off-road trail on the Talbot Islands will
be 8.8 miles long, with 7.2 miles having off-
road construction completed by September of
Construction planned for September
2012 to spring 2013 (6.0 miles): The Amelia
Island multi-use off-road trail is planned for
construction from September 2012 through
the spring of 2013. The Katie Ride for Life will
be run on April 21 in 2012 and April 20 in
2013, so perhaps this new off-road trail might
be ready for the 2013 run. That would be one
way to spread the word on our new trail to
about 700 bicyclists from around the country
who participate, and who could also be future
vacationers and potential homebuyers here.
This trail will run along A1A from the
Amelia Island State Park on the Nassau River
to Nassau County's Peters Point Park on the

When the Amelia and Timucuan
Trails are completed in spring
2013 they will become a major
recreational destination for local
residents and visitors.

Atlantic Ocean. This trail will provide 6 miles
of paved off-road path through tree-covered
ocean side areas. A number of beach access
points can be used'along, or just off this trail,
including Scotts Road, Iewis Road at
American Beach, Burney Park, the South End
beach access and Amelia Island State Park.
Opportunities to make a stop for lunch
include The Ritz-Carlton, Parkway Grill,
Gourmet-Gourmet and the Omni Amelia
Island Plantation Shops. A federal grant was
applied for by the Amelia Island Trail (AIT)
Team and awarded to Nassau County with the
construction being done by FDOT contrac-
tors. Most of this off-road path will be built on
existing FDOT right-of-way and about 80 per-
cent of this trail will be along a route already
cleared for utility lines.
Taken together the four Talbot Island
trail segments and the Amelia Island Trail will
provide 14.8 safe miles of trail, offering a sce-
nic 30-mile roundtrip for bicyclists by the
spring of 2013. The trail from Peters Point on
Amelia Island south to the Big Pine trailhead
on Big Talbot Island will b(. 100 percent off-
road and 11.1 miles long, or a 22-mile
roundtrip. Four additional trail segments for
some time in the future are also planned
south of Little Talbot Island Stale Park, but
not yet funded.
When the Amelia and Timucuan Trails are
completed in the spring of 2013 they will
become a major recreational destination for
Nassau County residents as well as major
attractions for out of town guests and poten-
tial homebuyers. This ciaslal trail through
Amelia Island and the Talbot Islands will also
become a part of thile ast Coast (recnway.
which is a planned coaslas;i bike trail from

Maine to the Florida Keys.
From Peters Point Park the Amelia Island
off-road path will connect north to the current
35 miles of Amelia Island Trails including
Egans Creek Greenway trails, Fort Clinch
trails, the new coastal A1A bike lanes to Main
Beach arid other bike lanes and sidewalks to
schools and business locations.
A map of these existing Amelia Island
Trails can be downloaded from: www.ameliais-
landassociation.com then click on Trails. The
goal of the Amelia Island Association (AIA) is
to hell) improve the quality of life on Amelia
Island and the Amelia Island Trail (Afl) team
was established as a committee of the Amelia
Island Association (AIA) to hell) improve the
quality of life in the recreation area.
Well-designed trails don't just materialize;
they are planned, funded and constructed by
knowledgeable people working together at
the local, county, state and federal level. We
want to thank the 60-plus local citizens,
including public officials, business owners
and bicyclists that have worked as part of the
Amelia Island Trail (AI'l) Team for several
years to help make multi-use trails happen
here. In particular thanks to the public offi-
cials at four levels of government who have
worked together and with the AIT Team:
Barbara Goodman, federal Timucuan
Ecological & Historic Preserve, director and
ranger; Robert Joseph, Talbot Island and
Amelia Island State Park DEP, park manag-
er; Pete Scalco, Fort Clinch State Park DEP,
director and ranger; James Bennett, urban
transportation development manager, FDOT
District 2; Austin Chapman. Florida
Department of Transportation liaison to
Nassau County; Jeff Sheffield, Northeast
Florida Transportation Planning Organization
director (for five Northeast Florida counties);
Danny I.eeper, Nassau County commissioner;
Tim Milligan, Nassau County Facilities and
Maintenance director; Kevin Burnette,
Nassau County School District facilities direc-
tor; Susan Steger, Fernandina Beach city com-
missioner and mayor; Nan Volt, Fernandina
Beach Parks and Recreation lDepartnment
Phil Scanlan and \like Pikula are Amelia
Island Trail (AIT) cn-chairs.

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Nassau County Commissioners:
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insd. v. lihn we get rt heaven. noi:t ,,n i:,
h. nmi will find.
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J. u i Chri.st .ur L .rd add up in hrn-.
en's storehouse for the day of our re-
ward. The crowns we are giyen we will
lay th. r Jesus' feet; th day will be
the I tvy n our joy wi complete.
So, air e truly than ?-Do we lift
,',u, ,Ic prai,; l C .,should be
I. .Icus,'our mniin purpose in thrse
I% s. When gve arn ive in heaven, like the
a ng.IsV g. Why rit start today
and, b'the prajs they
Di ing? ,
Give svith a grateful hear t.
: .pl1 are unreas-onabl,- illo.gical and
self-centered. Love thinm anyway If we
are kind, sometimes they may accuse us
f .,f.ish ulttfior rnimtives, We should be,
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"I .kind to them anyway. If ful to God for allowing his 97-year-old
we are successful, we aunt, Mother Annie Johnson, to travel
Smay win some false along with some of her children -
friends and true ene- Evans and Rose Jones, Dr. Rosella Pel-
S mies. We should suc- ham, Maybelle Brown from Fernandina;
ceed anyway. Dea. Levy and Doretha Coleman and
The good we do their, daughter from Jacksonville; Mini-
today will be forgotten ster Andrew White, Minister Gladene
tomorrow. Be good Harris and Ronnie White from Port St.
anyway. Honesty and Lucie; all members of the Jones family.
NOWAND frankness will make us Elder Jones was overjoyed to have them
THEN vulnerable; just be hon- in service with he and his family.
... est and frank anyway. After service, First Lady Mother
What we spend years Dorothy and her daughters had dinner
Maybelle building can be prepared for kings and queens. They
Kirkland destroyed overnight; truly shared their love with family too.
Build anyway. People To God be the glory for allowing them
need help, but will to fellowship together.
attack us if we help them. Let's help The families of the late Sis. Willie
them anyway. Lee Peterson and Mother Margie
In the final analysis, it is between us Sanford Herring thank God for all acts
and God; it was never between us and of kindness shown to them during their
them. anyway. hours of bereavement May God richly
' We are so thankful we can share our bless each of you ......
love with others. When we share our Birthday wishes to Cassandra Den-"
love, we give God thanks for what he nard, Maurice Fields, Elaine Overstreet,
allows us to do during this Thanksgiving Brandon Jones, Ernest White, Neisha
season. Rainey-Smith, Lawrence Albertie, Elvis
Some family members traveled to Albertie, Louise Ford, Zanova Johnson,
Cocoa Sunday to be in service at Regina Smith, Corliss Brown, Vivian
Emmons Memorial Church of God by hardy, DeJuan Hightower, Mother
Faith to share their love with Pastor Bessie Reeves and Maggie Winfgard. Be
H-ai':ld NI .Jr:nis Th1yi :,r. v,.-i Ihank- thankful

Paz4,Praade supports Humane Society

'. A holidy' lighlight .-.r. :. l .:,.'- [ Christmas gift for any animal
i:l lur s..is coming to lover on the new NHS
.A.r u0 1..ornI.ng, ". Giving Tree." Hand-made.
Sc. ornaments will be hanging
. iarad'e f. ..- on the tree with variety of
:and ireuit), bnfeitiisg tha7d P.a dog and cat images (some
. N ; :inu -hlml S n ocie ty.- Regwith angel wings) and an
Y,,u can walk 'our dog .- explanationof how the dona-.
;Iih ,r % without a canine .tion may be used. For.
S"hr "tmas'imeir, on a n instance, a $10 donation can
1ile. roa .etragl, r wikh help NHS provide milk
' i-.wn t- F .tdi aBeachw.d -fr ;.. replacement powder for aDlit-
'Priz s will be awarded for the holter of underweight kittens,
: b ,-s.ostunimed dogs. and hot : S ,and a $25 donation can help
C ,hA......te. c ffe and danish .*pay for a spay or neuter oper-
. ill be available before and action. "It's a gift with mean-
- att I the parade.. Registration ing," said NHS board mem-
1,-10 and al' pi-oceeds will ber Sandy Balzer.
1-I p ii-h sheltered dlgs and I.l b .4VNS. L Fri. [HE NCh.-LE IE. You can register atthe
-t at the Hiumnane Society Jingles was "decked out" ip reindeer garb for last event on Dec. 3, or avoid the
' on AirportRoad. year's Parade for Paws benefiting the Nassau Humane lines and sign up in advance.'
The funr, bin at 10 a.m. Society. Registration is available now
Dec. Z. at Cri ntral Park, with at the NHS Dog Park on
the pil -lA, starting at 11 a rnm Airport Road, Redbones Dog
New th-;, yar will b- Ph-,ts parade. Adoptable dogs and hqqiu o. i. in ii ntheholiday Bakery on SouthEighh
With S',t-l. fr a .sl lI,:.na. catsfrom the Humane;i i' Street, or .the NHSwebsite, ',
tion, before and after the Society 4ht." % illa l 8.,e on You'll also find the perfect NassauHumaneSociety.com.


Ughted prade
S America's Youth will sponsor the
Holiday Lighted'Parade at 6 p.m. Dec.
10 in downtown Fernandina Beach, with
the theme "The Music and Magic of
Christmas." Line up at 4:30 p.m. at
Central Park Buccaneer Field. Parade
applications are available at the North-
east Florida Community Action Agency,
1303 Jasmine St., at the Depot on Centre
Street and at www.ameliaisland.com. All
entries/units must be-lighted.

Yulee Festval
Nominations are being accepted for
Grand Marshall of the 7th Annual Yulee
Holiday Parade on Dec. 10. Entries
must be postmarked by today. Write
"Grand Marshall" on the envelope.
Vendors are needed for the Yulee
Holiday Festival, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m.-4
p.m. at the Sports Complex on
Goodbread Road. Parade participants
also are needed. The theme is "It's a
Wonderful Life." Download grand mar-

shall, vendor and parade applications at
www.tinyurl.com/yhfestival or call
Connie at (904) 845-3264 to have them
mailed. Vendors, call Julie at 225-5237.

The Yulee Holiday Festival and
Parade will be held Dec. 10 from 10
a.m.-4 p.m. at the Yulee Sports Complex
on Goodbread Drive in Yulee. The
parade is at 10 a.m., followed by live
entertainment, Santa pictures, arts and
crafts vendors, food, bouncies and pony
rides. Call Connie at (904) 845-3264.


The Newcomers Club ofAmelia Island
will host its monthly coffee on Dec. 8 at
10:30 a.m., -
All women who reside in Nassau
County (no matter how long you have
lived here) are welcome to attend. For
further information, including the loca-
tion. contact Debbie Price at deb203@
aol.co 310-6(06-or,,visit http://new
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A realistic conception of oneself is sometimes
conix'ited a hialmark of the mentally healthy
person A person with iom self-Eteem, is
someone who devalues rhemseif or who has
a defL|ted sense of s Likewse, it i posiblNe
to have an inflated sense of self and we all
know how inufferable II I: to be around
those who think they are Detter. Witer
Funnie or' more likable than they really are
S Snws peopleS view of tisemseniest is thus
Inflated while other, nave a deflated sense of
sell. Mo ol fus have areas o our lives where
we re seemingly oUnrious 1 our faults
SCufTet psychological research s eggetcs mal
there may be :omne benefit to positive
illusion: both abour ourselves: and others
There poditive ision: becomnw eif fiulilling
propnecies. That is, We become the people wi
think we are and others live up to
or down lto- the erpectanons We have of
1 "them So. we should think postrivey hbout
ourselves and owners. and strive to live up r
our Own eapectatioiu. Life in this world is
* ~ relatively short compared with ere rity nd
being honest. rusniorthy.
and hading a good
relationship with God will
insurl h.-ppinems in this
word andalo intme.

A North Atlantic Right Whale mother and calf show the
"V"-shaped spout and white callosities callousess with
whale lice) that identify them.

Coming attraction:

Northern Right Whales
The first of December Wildlife Conservation
marks the beginning of the Commission.
North Atlantic Right Whale The North Atlantic Right
calving season offshore Whale, now reduced to only
Amelia Island. From 3'00to 400 in number, sum-
December through March, mers off Stellwagon Banks in
this most endangered type of the North Atlantic but
whale visits the waters of migrates south each autumn
southeast Georgia and to spend the winter here,
Northeast Florida their where their babies are born.
,only known calving area in Have whales been spotted in
the world. our waters already? Can we
To get the most recent see them from the beach?
update on these special giants What hazards do they face?
who migrate hundreds of How can we help them sutr-
miles from the Bay of Fundy vive?
and the North Atlantic to give For answers to all of these
birth here in warmer waters, questions and more, come to
plan on attending the Wild the Dec. 13 "Wild Nite on
Amelia Nature Festival's Whales."
"Wild Nite on Whales" nature "Wild Nites" will be held
Sforum on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at on the second Tuesday'of
7 p.m. at the Peck Center each month until the sixth
Auditorium in Fernandina annual Wild Amelia Nature.
Beach. The program is free Festival, May 18-20, 2012. The
and open to whale watchers of city of Fernandina Beach
all ages. partners with Wild Amelia in
The guest speaker willbe sponsoring these Wild Nites
Katie Jackson from the North and the upcoming festival.For
Atlantic Right Whale Project more information visit
ofthe Florida Fish and www.wildamelia.com.


Mr. and Mrs. Graves

John-and Mary Graves of
Yulee are celebrating their
50th wedding anniversary.
They were married Dec. 1,
1961, in Fernandina Beach.
She is the former Mary
The Graves have two chil-
dren, son Matthew (Mandy)
Graves of Fernandina Beach
and daughter Elizabeth
Graves (Jason Anderson) of
Callahan. They have three.


Mr. and Mrs. Crawford

i Vida Renee Park of Jack-
sonville and Richard Andrew
Crawford of Fernandina
Beach were married at 11
a.m. Sept. 3, 2011, at First
Baptist Church of Fernandina
Beach with the Rev. Jeff
Overton officiating. The
reception followed at Walker's
Landing, Omni Amelia Island
The bride is the daughter
of Sith and Ren Prak of
Jacksonville. The groom is
the son of Richard and
Kimberly Crawford of
Fernandina Beach.


Air Force Airman 1st
Class Joshua Mowl graduated
from basic military training at
Lackland Air Force Base, San
Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an
intensive, eight-week pro-
gram that included training in
military discipline and stud-
ies, Air Force core values,
physical fitness and basic war-
fare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete
basic training earn four cred-
its toward an associate in
applied science degree
through the Community
College of the Air Force.
Mowl is the son of John
Mowl of Callahan. He is a
2007 graduate of West Nassau
High School and earned an
associate degree from Florida
State College at Jacksonville.


Lauren A McCoy,
daughter of Michael and the
late Teresa McCoy was
inducted into Psi Chi, the
international honor society in
psychology, recognizing her

outstanding sholastic achieve-
ment at Georgia Southern
.University, Statesboro, Ga.
She graduates in May and
is currently seeking place-
ment into a masters program.

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Families, forgiveness and heavenspearly gates
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Recently somer.one hand%.-d mt:- a
copy of a Dear Abby article they
thought I might lind a .ingirii ThI:-
'.cre right After I chuckled. I had I,.,
ask rni \s'i JLu-, '. hat I ,,uld a,
should such a person fi.ll'.. D,_arr
Abby s advice and t.,ori e knocking
on my d.,or
I'he f-,llowving i- a c._.py oft th.
Dear Abby t.alumn and how I imarg-
ine myself rsporiding should such a
person be looking for advice from
Dear Abby I ar a mitidld'.aagd
u.innt il tii (s C'itistan be aitli I
beltie v that ii.'h in I d I will ., t.,
heat'ven Ily p 't., li: tis it gtng tI,'
hlieavt, en heans bin'li 'trlni'd illi hIn
parents and. .thllr t family min l-nbrs
II.thf I dont I ntUl t. g.' Tli, ilkt t
poundingg t t ,tn! y i.liIh itho' is Me.n'i s


than Ican etand.
but I diin 't want t,'
go I hell. either
Any thoughts
Eternally Cn'ifsed
S in Mlssissippi
[Dear Eternally
Confused Yes
When you reach
the pearly gates,
'ULPIT talk this over with
NOTES I st. Peter Perhaps
he would be w-.illing
to place you in a
Pa tor dift-'rent wing than
hb Goyette the on, 'your par-
ents and other fam-

ily members are staying in And in
th:- nieantini., discuss this with your
rmini stt-er
Funny right' Unfortunately it's-

the sad reality of many people's'
lives Though I've never had some-
one come seeking advice with this
exact scenario, the issue of broken
relationships, deep-seated hurts, bit-
ter ness and un-forgiveness is very
I suppose if I were responding to
this person, it would sound some-
thing like this
Dear Eternally Confused: I
rejoice to hear that you are a
Christian That tells me there is
hope Unfortunately, it's my job to
inform you that heaven is not
segregated Your desire to avoid
certain people will just not be an
The good news is that everyone
who enters through those pearly
gates shares something in common

- forgiveness. That-Os eight. wit hoLt
it, no opeg &sin. .
Now if it's o( any consolation to,
You, I too Iknov how you feel.
Though my relationships with my
., family are great, in other area., of my
life, I've experienced deep 'wounds,
and offences like you. It wasn't until
God,reminded me of all my short-
comings, and the grace and mercy
that Heb ad.extended to nme, that I
was able to extend the same grace
and mercy to,those who had hurt
Fascinating isn't it? God.'s n>,t
asking us to generate forgivenesa- on
opr own- He just wants us to -exTend,
thIe same forgivenefss we've rt:ceived
t6thosewho've offended us
Eter.nally' confused, I feel clnfl.
dent that ifyo'i walk in this ntimplr

truth. all those that \Lu r..I.I .% u I W
pa-ss i11rvugh those piy ; i\ i .i il
be jiiust r.i gli(ld Ito '- P . ll
be to 'r.t th .I Im
In lihe interim ', Ih', ..i .i 1 1 d 'I
ever time you hav- I'-n I. ,I ii
Ear th lu let the lov, t 1 C Ii, -1 -I ..
on thos- ai found ytou \\ V I i ..
with the holidays upon ,.I- nIrl ill ih.
expectations ol iirilly g,;altl-rrL -.
you might find a Iliuchli l l-;'. .
right here on Earl il
"F .rI 1 if t )i tll tll g. I r 'll i'. I I
passe-.. your he-:v ly 'ilFalh'_l ilI
la.-o f,-rgiv\: you But it ', I. .
not m en lhe' ti espot ,--. to, ii' l,,T i
will you Father ftul e, ,,.i Ii- -
pases" (Matthew 6 14-1'..'
Rubert L Gl.'Vte :s 7,,f, .
Living l\1ters li\)rld Ozai.. '. ,
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Emergency pantry
O'Neal Men-i ial Baptisi
Church. 474257 SR 21t' Fast. off'li
an emergency food pantry lor farni-
lies and individuals in crisis No
income eligibility required Call
2 ""16 or 2;1-4186
Grief share
GriefShare recover y and sup-
port group sessions rmleet
Wednesday firomi t 6-, p m through
Feb. 1 at First Baptist Chuich.
160) S Eighth Sr GriefShare i, a
video seminar si lies that features
some of the nation's foremost
Christian experts on gglief and
recovery topics as seen fromrn a bib-
lical perspective -The video semi-
nars are combined with support
group discussions Childcare is
provided Call 261-3617
Celtic service
Sr Peter's Episcupal Church
continues to offer a Celtic Service
the fourth Sunday of each rionlth
This music filled, candl lit, peace-
ful, contemplative sei vice tilled
with the opportunity forr meditation
is open to the enliri v community
Dress is ca-ual flhe next si-- ice
will be: held on Nov 27 at 6 p in
For information callkI6l-4293
Trial Sermon'
. NewJ ci usbleimi H (1 G b' I C
invites you to the Ti ial rtcrmari ,o
Deacon Ray Bai t!ey at 4 p rn Nov
27 at 16 iSouth 1'th St Pastor
Ruby Baker and the New
Jerusalem family will be hlionored
to have you gather with them a-'
they encourage Bartley and wit-
ness the call of this chosen v ss-el
into the ministry, as, he proclaims
the Word of God For information
call 491-76609
Join The Salvation Army Hope
House Tuesdays at noon for ils'
Weekly Woi ship Service Call 321-.
0435 or stop by the Hope Hou.e.
located at 41i S Ninth St.
Jazz music
Daniel Bauberkemter. a profes-
sionaljazni musician., will speak and

per form for Arnelia Baptist Church
.'ri Nov .ll at 6 31, p in. Baubei
k.-rnter has per or md with most
well-known jazz musicians- ot today
All are welcome to come to, Amelia
Baptist Church. 961167 Buccaneer
Trail iat the corner of Fletcher
Avr nue and Buccanee-r Trail
Adoption seminar
A free adoption seminar foi
prospective adoptive and foster
care parents will be held Dec 4
starting at .3 p m. at First Baptist
Church. 16001 b Eigh h iSt ,
Fernandina Beach Doors will
open al 23 1 p m Childcare provid-
ed The seminar will covel myths
about adiptiorn and foster cart. tes-
timonials fi.rni adoptive families
and offer a question and answer
period. For information call.larrett
and Amy Potts at 225-91'53.
Free dinner
Springhill Baptist Chuich will
-er e% meals for individuals and
farnilies in nred in the area on Dec
15 frort F5-6a 30 p t- at the church.
94 1111 Old Nassauville Road
Meals are normally served on
the fourth Thursday of each
month Due to the Christmas Day
holiday, the meal is being served a
we.ek early in December. The
clhtuch also dlivrs meals On the
day A, the rin.a] if po'.sible'. anyone
aitI.-rridinr air-oiredirg a.meal deliv.
ered. call 261-4141I. ext 11'. in
advance Foi informallon, call
Rubyn 'Stuckey at 583-32,S..
Dinner network
Interfaith Dinner Network rep-
resenitatives -med every twoo
mironths to coordinate dates and
plans for the dinners for those that
are homeless and needy on Amelia
Island. The dinners are provided
four nights a week from ,5-t p.m. at
Salvation Army Hope House
Churches involved in this vol-
unteer ministry are Amelia Baptist,
Amelia Plantation Chapel. First
Baptist. First Presb.yt iian. Five
Poirits Baptist. Heaven On Earth.
Macedonia AME. Memorial United
Methodist. Prince of Peace
Lutheran. SI Michael's Calholic.
and St Peter's Episcopal

Memorial United Methodist
Church. 601 Centre SL, will present
the Advent Worship Series, It's A.-
Wonderful Life, on Sundays Nov. 27,
Dec 4. 11 and 24, at 8:30, 9:45 and 11
a.m. Week one is It's A Wonderful
Life "Because God is Present Here
and Now; week two, Because God
has been Faithful in the Past; week .
three, Because God Will Be Faithful
in the Future: and on Christmas Eve,
Because God is With Us! Service
times Dec. 24 are at 4, 5.30 and 7.30
p.m Holy-Communion at 4 p.m only.
All things Christmas
Come Home to Christmas on Nov.
27 at 5:30 p.m. Join the family of First
Presbyterian, 9 N. Sixth St., for
Christmas Family Night with a brief
worship in the sanctuary. followed by.
Turkey Soup Supper in Jim Thomas
Hall. decorating the Christmas tree,
making family ornaments and .'
Victorian carolers Nursery available.
Advent class
Memorial United Methodist
Church, 601 Centre St., will hold an
Advent class. Christmas is NotYour
Birthday', on Nov 30 and Dec. 7 at
6 15 p m in Maxwell Hall, led.by Rev.
Advent services
The- community and island visitors
are inited t,, share in Advent
Communion Services on
Wednesday. Nov. 30, Dec 7, 14 and
21 at noon in Lhe sanctuary ofFirst'
Presbyterian Church, 9 N.:Sixth St.
Come and receive a Christmar gift-
Christmas answers
Moms, dads and kids of all ages,.
be a guest for an entertaining
Saturday morning as you get
answers to Christmas questionswe
have all wondered about, Dec. 3,
9 45-11:30 a.m. in the ANCHORo(f.
First Presbyter-ian Church-, corner.of
Sixth and Centre streets. Why .Do We
Call It Christmas? is hosted by Phil
Visc her. the creator of Veggietales,
Jelly Telly and What's in the Bible?
An ive early to get a good seat and
enjoy Christmas cookies following
the show. Bring your friends, family


and neighbors. Questions, call 261-

TOyland Concert
..The Tayl3nd,.Concert featuring
"Thhi Hopetat..First. Baptist Chifrch
Dec. 4 at 6p.m. Is a yearly eyent
designed to' collect unwrapped toys
tfor the Marines' ".Toys for Tots" pro-
.gram, "Ami-iOn" 0o the concert is
' one .nwrapped,toy Special guests
this year till be This Hope, a five-
member male group whose goal i. 1to
glorify God through music. Their
harmonie-s nd fuaf.style of inging
S:wli nirethisye'.,concert thbe best
yet. Childcar'e atod ii -iorcare is pro,
vided. For'information call the
church office at 26f-361 or visit

'Get redtb 1iave.yu. heart
warr d and-ypur spirits lifted.in "A
Time lor Christimas," performed at
'First Baptist Chirch ip the worshili
center, D R. .8L1.'This Bropdway- .
'styleuisical takei ihaudience o.n a
journey thrt h the history LI.
Christows yhild eniphasiizipgthe
important of tbe true nineam g of. -
.the hiolfdayiSh ow ti\fes are Dec. 8-10)
,at,7 r.ip. f1d D~.'l at 6 p.pi. For
infor~ratiorn visit FFirsL'coOm 0r call
261-3617. '
Evening in December
The community is invited to Ith-
15th annual presentation of An
Evening in December" on Fi iday and
Sunday.ec, 9 and 11 at.7 p.m. at
-Amelia'Bp~ iChurch.
Pam Heitoi, ftiister of music.
b assembleSd i community choir of
mdrehfaht sager arid an instru.-
Smetral ensCmble f if persons from
several a chturhes for "The Heart
of Chrisias a 'concert coriiprising
Variety of Chrtstmasi music .tyles
and tradition and 'he scripture pas.
'.-sgest at bTaveinspird tjhem The
-ongsgnd irrk!oniritmmunicate
the g6spf'Agstilatis 'The ',
Heart of Christmas"'
Admission i free. Cbhildcare
through age fohr is available with
reservations. Ca1 0261-9527 Amelia
BaptIt Ch ur.c h is located at 961167
Buccaneer.Trail where it intersects
with South Fletrher'Avenue at the

rotindaboul Contac.i I'anI H-.!,ii ':,
t(26 -9l -2, ) oIt Alln tri ,.., i_-. I

Cristmas cantata
T he C hancel C hoi ,t I -, l
Presbyterian Church. N ri.T i
presents the Chrirnitra Coiii:t.,I. i.1
Promise ,of a IOng. A CI I, i- rii:,-
Proclamation of Hopu,p,. ,. I'n i. 1 11. I-I
worship at .8-30 a.-i and l l I1 i :.
Nurs;er available
Christmas at Chapel
The Chapel Choir and .. -i ,
will presnrit Tom Fetik--'- Cl II 'l
Cantata, "God Is With i.Us., [i c
11 at 10 a im The commit inilr i-' Inil- .j
ed to celebratr: the wiindI-n and .
majesty of the '.%so ki i n iti h .: iii. in-
bers of Amelia Plantalkrln C lii-hop-..,
Bowman Road. Amelia Island
P.lantation. Call 277-4414 i v ,-ii
tWw anieliachapel.com
Quiet Christmas
'Memorial ULnited Mel hirli- ti
Church. 601 C.entre t,. !., -en-. A
Quiet Christmas with BPells .r n LY:c
11 at 5 p.t, in the -andltuai. T 'r s is .
healing service and ilh- ipp .ri, i, \i:
for pet.sonal player time at ii- all:ii
Christmas pageant
Memorial i niti- d Ni t hot I-i
Church, 0 Cen re St. ,il -.' l-. I li
Be-1i Christina's P;.g-11 ,l\ I -i 'i
Diec 14 at 6:15 p m ;ri ';.- i- N !i
pcrlori Tm .-d b\ th, _- I r,:0 i ,, i .W., ,
M middle SchIioul dram i, d.[:I ,iii I-- fI
Christmas cantata
Memorial United M\ethtli. i
Church. 601 Centre St., pr,'-,.-ni- I
Hear the Prophet Callini' ,n I1). 1:',
*at 8.30 and 11 am a C hri,-. in-. c.i
tata presented by the C aini:l i .
and instArqmentalists
Christmas Eve service
Memorial United Methldir.l
Chur-ch. 6)1 Centre St., v.ill holld
Cbhistniaa Eve services at 4. : ..-; .nd
7:30( pm: Dec 24 in the sa cicrti.al 1 A
Blessing of the Toys and Cai,.I l'hi
will be held Christinmas lia. hI. '.. :
at 10 a m. in the s anctlial ', Kid- :ii
invited to wear their pj.iarlIa-
A Nes' Yea 's Da) % \I.'- i .'. iI. ,
held'Jan I al 10 .m ia M&a,\.1 H II ll

Sunday School ..... ...... 9:30 am
Sunday Worship..... ................. 10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA......................... 6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ................6:30 pm
941017 Old Nassawille Road County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL32034

This space available.
Call one of our
AD-visors to help you
reserve this space for
your upcoming events
or weekly services.
ask for Candy, Christy
or David.

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
Comer of Buccaner-Tr.& Grbing Road, Fmandina L. h
For More Information Call: 261-9527

Ted Schroder, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 9:15 & 11:15 am
All are Welcome
36 Bowman Road, 277-4414
OffAlA at entrance to Omni Resort
Amelia Island Plantation

Rev Joae Kallukalam

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Paiish Office. 904-261-3472. Fx 9U4321-1901
Emergency Number 9084-277-6556

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SSAT ...6:00 pm
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at the place of your choice


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25.2011/News-Leader


Auxiliary scholarship
The Baptist Medical
Center Nassau Auxiliary
annually funds a $2,000 schol-
arship for a student pursuing
a career in an allied health
related field.
To be eligible, a student
must be a Nassau County resi-
dent, enrolled at least part-
time in nursing or an allied
health degree, have a 2.8
GPA, submit two letters of rec-
ommendation and be 21 by
Sept. 1.
A listing of FSCJ scholar-
ships can be accessed by
going to www.fscj.edu, select-
ing Florida State College, and
then selecting financial
Festival scholarship
The Amelia Island Book
Festival announces that it is
time to apply for the Christa
Powell Walley Writers
Scholarship available to high
school seniors, undergraduate
and graduate college students
with ties to Nassau County.
Named for the late Christa
Powell Walley, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Powell of
Fernandina Beach, the $2,000
scholarship is dedicated to
encouragingvwriters in their
Pursuit of a literary career.
Application deadline is Dec.
31. See www.ameliaisland-
bookfestival.com or your
school guidance counselor for
Amelia Island Parent
Cooperative Preschool will

host its annual Pancake
Breakfast & Silent Auction, on
Dec. 3 from 8-10 a.m. at
Applebee's, 2006 S. Eighth St.
Breakfast tickets are $6 each
and available through any
AIPCP member or at the door.
The silent auction includes
theme park tickets, river
cruises, jewelry, museum
passes, an autographed
Jaguar football, golfing pack-
age and more. All proceeds
will benefit the Co-Op.
Questions? Call 261-1161.
Winter Wonderland
The Winter Wonderland
Concert will be held Dec.' 11
at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island. All Amelia Arts
Academy music and art stu-
dents (excluding after school
programs) will participate in
this showcase of talent. -
Tickets are $10 each and give
access to three concerts
throughout the day.
Tickets are available
from any Arts Academy
instructor or student, or at the
Amelia Island-Fernandina
Beach-Yulee Chamber of
Commerce on Gateway
Boulevard. Call 277-1225 for
Children ages 4-10 will
enjoy making winter-themed
crafts and holiday gifts Dec.
20-22 from 9 a.m.-norn each
day at the Amelia Arts
Academy, while guardians
enjoy extra time to get last
minute shopping done. For
information call thle academy
at 277-1225.


Yulee Middle School students Georgina Isais, Blake Haliburton and Zavia Jenkins are new Take Stock in Children
scholars. They signed their participation agreements and were introduced to their mentors at school in October.
Their mentors are Nicole White, Jack'Dickson and Jan Wilson. If the students honor the agreement, upon gradua-
tion, each will receive a 4-year college tuition scholarship. For more information about Take Stock in Children
contact Jody Mackle, program director, at 548-4464 or go to www.takestocknassau.org.

when she needs it. Math is her
favorite. and best subject.
Audrey also has made many
new friends and learned to play
new.sports at the club. Despite
problems at home, she does
her best to be supportive of
her mom and older siblings.
Audrey wants to continue to
be an outstanding student so
that she may earn a college
scholarship. Her love'of ani-
,mals inspires her goal to
become a veteriniarian.
Audrey's maturity and willing-
ne's'to0 learn will ensure suc-
cess on whatever future path
she follows .

Boys & Girls Clubs of
Nassau County take pleasure
in announcing two exceptional
young people as Youths of the
Month for October 2011: Gavin
Gleason and Audrey Basch.
-At 11 years of age, Gavin
Gleason is remarkable for his
focus and his involvement. As
a sixth grader in Yulee Middle
School, his scholastic per-
formance is excellent. As a
Miller Club member, he par-
ticipates in just'about every
activity available as well as in
community clean-up projects'
and canned food drives. When
neighbors or family need help,

.... Gavin is,
there and
he gladly
younger club
with home-
a work. His
Gledson skill at sports
is outstand-
ing and he
plays on the YMS basketball
team. Gavin is determined to
go on to college and aspires to,
play professional basketball:
When that career is done,
Gavin wants to own a pro team.
With the talent and dedication

Gavin dis-
plays, we
think his suc-
cess is
Basch is a
likeable 10-
Basch year-old who'
___ understands
the value of
working hard to excel. Now in
the fifth grade at Emma Love
Hardy Elementary School, she
hap made the Honor Roll io
every school year to date.
Audrey credits the club with
'providing help with her studied,



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25,2011 HOMES News-Leader

Wait until cooler months to plant English peas in the garden

Q, I would like to plant
English peas but I am
concerned about whether I
can grow them here in the
South. When would be the
best time to plant them? MG
A.We can indeed grow
.English peas here in
Northeast Florida but it must
be done during the cooler
months of the year. It is a little
too early to put them in the
ground now but you could
start seeds inside the house or
a back porch where the
seedlings will receive a stable,
warm atmosphere.
It is also important they
receive a good amount of light
initially, but never direct light.
Plant the seeds in a good com-
bination of sand, peat and
composted material to encour-
age germination. Be sure the
soil is well-drained, which
means moist but not wet. Plant
the seeds about one to two
inches deep but no deeper.-
Cover the tops of the pots or
paper cups with plastic to keep
in moisture. Check the pots on
a regular basis to remove the

Plastic as
.soon as green
leaves appear,
.* .encourages
SEnglish peas
in the ground
| outside
GARDEN January and
TALK March. It will
take about six
to eight
BeckyJordi weeks before
you will be
able to begin harvesting your
peas. Wando and Green Arrow
are two varieties that produce
well here in Northeast Florida.
If you produce more than
you can eat, consider freezing'
the excess. A University of
Florida publication on how to
freeze vegetables is found at *.
( .Enough already, what is
, with all the acorns
falling? When will this ever
stop? My front yard, sidewalk
and driveway are so messy. CL

A .You are not the only one
.who has asked me this
question recently. Everyone,
but the squirrels, seems to be
unhappy with the number of
acorns falling from the oak
trees this year. I can almost
hear my mother's voice
responding to this question -
"When they are good and
ready" is exactly when the
trees will stop dropping
This is one of those things
we have little control over but
the general rule is oak trees
,take about three weeks to
drop all their acorns some-
times shorter and sometimes
longer. The mess should be
over soon but wait for it, wait
for it ... next we will have oak
leaves dropping!
On the bright side, the
leaves can be used as mulch
for trees and shrubs. This
type of mulch is free and adds
wonderful nutrients to the
soil. Just be sure to only have
about two to three inches of
mulch around shrubs and
never let it touch the trunk of

Wando peas may be suc-
cessfully grown in North-
east Florida.

any tree or shi'ub. If you have
a mulching lawn mower, this
will help break up the leaves
into smaller pieces, which will
enable them to decompose
Q What do I need to do to
.get my landscape ready
for the winter? BH
A .There are a few Ihings
.which should be done
immediately if you have not
already done them. It would ,
be a good idea to add potassi-

um (potash) to your lawn now.
Fertilize palms and cycads
with a palm fertilizer configu-
ration of 8-2-12-4 (Nitrogen,
Phosphorus, Potassium and
Magnesium). Use slow
release for acid soil and quick
release for alkaline soils.
If your palms are small
enough, consider.spraying the
bud with a fungicide to protect
it from any potential fungal or
bacterial diseases if a freeze
causes damage to the bud tis-
sue. 13e sure your plants do
not experience any long peri-
ods of drought before a
freeze. This means it is essen-
tial to irrigate plants 24 to 48
hours prior to a freeze. It is
important to pay attention to
weekly weather forecasts so
you will not be caught off
Plants in containers are
very susceptible to drought
and therefore freeze damage,
check then prior to cold
snaps. However, over-water-
ing them or any landscape
plant can case as much or
more damage than freezes so

do not over do it. Cover ten-
der perennials prior to hard
freezes (four hours of 28
degrees and below) but be
sure the cover material reach-
es all the way to the ground to
help trap any heat coming
from the ground. Remove the
cover once the threat of freeze
is over.
Rebecca jordi, UF/IFAS
County Extension Directorfor
Nassau County and Nassau
County Horticulture Agent III,
is a University of Florida facul-
ty member Extension locations
are the satellite office at the
County Building in Yulee and
the main Extension Office in
Callahan. The UF/IFAS
Nassau County Demonstration
Garden is located at the James
S. Page Governmental Com-
plex and demonstrates best
management practices for'
Northeast Florida. Mail ques-
tions to Garden Talk, c/o
Rebecca Jordi, Nassau County
Extension, 543350 US 1,
Callahan, FL 32011. Visit

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The Yulee High School boys and girls soccer team visited West Nassau in Callahan Nov. 17. The Warriors won both matches.,Yulee and
Fernandina Beach's teams are idle for the Thanksgiving holiday. Yulee returns to action with matches Monday. They host Taylor County. The
FBHS Pirates defeated Keystone Heights 3-1 Monday and Raines 9-0 in a half Tuesday. Shane oodman scored two goals and Andre Gianinni
scored one in Monday's win. Ian' Paul had two goals Tuesday and the Pirates got one apiece from Gianinni, Wyatt Hunit, Sidney Kostecki,
Jonathan McCloskey, Daniel McCranie, Conhor Nelson and Tom Taylor. The Pirates host West.Nassau Tuesday at 7:20 p.m. The FBHS Lady
,Pirates defeated Raines 9-0 in a half also Tuesday. Lauren M6ule scored four goals and Ashley Kinsley, Casey Knight, Perrin Bille, Taylor
Kinsley and Chrissy Sayre provided the goals. Moule, Lana Tomassetti, Knight, Autumn Vaughn and Janica Castro had assists. The Lady Pirates
host West Nassau at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Pirates edge Fashes 5047 in season open

For theNews-Leader
The season opened
Tuesday at-Hilliard for the
Fernandina Beach High
School boys basketball team hom
and the Pirates chalked up i. d B
their first win..
Afteraa 14-14 first'quarter, .
the Pirates took a 26-20 lead
at halftime. Hilliard outscored ..
the Pirates 13-10 in the third lth.
and both were neck-and-neck .
again in the fourth, each scor-
ing 14 again. '
Logan ,.n la ,,d1 th .'-
.Pirates ~i th 23' pinl's I-I
also had a pair of rebounds,
two assists and five steals.
Fabian Petravic scored 10 and
pulled down nine rebounds to
go along with two assists and
two steals. Jordan McIntosh.
had 11rebounds, seven .
points, three assists and five
steals. Donovan Rainey and ?A- ..
Mack Casey had three steals :r. Q. -.RA T
each. Tyler Somora had eight .
rebound. 5..
The Lady Pirates lost to
the Hilliard Ladyr Flashes 51-sB
34. Chi Dueehas led FBHS t A

FBHS is at Bartram Trail
Saturday and home.Tuesday PHOTOSaBYrBETHrJONES/NEWS-LEADER
with Baldwin. The girls travel The 2011-12 Pernandina Beach High School varsity, top, and junior varsity boys basketball teams. The home
to Terry Parker Tuesday. opener is Tuesday with Baldwin.




for FDSL

.The holiday season means
more than just shopping for
local Christians. It also neans
practice 'will begin for the
Family Driven Softball
League. Local churches will
be rounding up their teams as
practice will begin Dec.- 3.
The season kicks off with
the first coaches meeting at 9
a.m. at the softball fields at
Springhill Baptist Church.
Following the meeting, some
members from the FDSL will
travel to the Nassau County
Juvenile Residential Center to
play some softball, enjoy pizza
and minister to the teens.
Any church interested in
participating in the 2012 sea-
son, which begins Feb. 4,
should contact Ernie Stuckey
at 261-6083 or come to the
meeting Dec. 3.
Last season 12 teams took
to the fieldsinrfriendly com-
petition. The FDSL is a soft-
'ball league like no other in
that God really does come
-first. In the three'years since
the inception of the league,
not one team has forfeited a
game and not one player has
been ejected from a game.
A typical Saturday at the
softball fields at Springhill,
moms, dads, grandparents
and teens are enjoying a
game of softball while~smaller
children are running around
and playing behind the back-
drop of Christian music,
laughter and the rich aroma
of hamburgers, hot dogs and
of course the world famous
"chicken salad sandwiches" at
Heather's concession stand.
The majority of players
yo find in the FDSL are
more of the laid-back variety
who are more focused on fel-
lowship than winning champi-.
Teams returning this year
are Christwalk, Fernandina .
Beach Church of Christ, First
Baptist Church of Fernandina
Beach, Lannie Road.Baptist
Church and The Journey
Church, which may field four
teams. Also returning are the
league founders Springhill
Baptist Church, Celebration
Baptist Church, Yulee Baptist
Church and Five Points
Baptist Church.
For information on the
FDSL, visit www.fdslsoftball.

Registration ends soon for Reindeer Run half-marathon, 5K

For the News-Leader
Registration ends Wednes-
'day for the inaugural Rein-
deer Run half-marathon, 5K
and kids' runs. It promises to
be the most ambitious run- .
ning event ever on Amelia
Island, with hundreds of vol-
unteers and more than a year
of planning.
The race starts at 8-a m.
Dec. 3 at Main Beach Park
with a half-marathon route
that includes North Fletcher
Avenue, Fort Clinch State
Park and Old Town
Packet pickup will be Dec.
2 at the Atlantic Avenue Re-
creation Center from noon to
9 p.m. By popular demand,
packet pickup also will be
available on race day at Main
Beach Park, starting at 6:30
There will be no race-day
registration except for the
kids' runs, but you can still
register now at Current
Running, 815 S. 8th St., by
mail or at AmeliaIslandRun
A pre-race pasta dinner
will be held from 4:30-8 p.m..
Dec. 2 at the recreation cen-
ter. Dinners will include
spaghetti and meatballs,
salad, bread and a beverage
at $10 for adults, $5 for chil-
dren 10 and younger. Takeout
will be available. Proceeds
will benefit the Fernandinia
Beach Civil Air Patrol.
The event will also feature
a "kids' zone" from 8:30 a.m.
to.noon Dec. 3 at Main Beach
Park and numerous chances
to-win prizes whether or

not you're a fast runner. In
fact, walkers are 'encouraged
to enter the half-marathon -
the 13.1-mile course will be
open for 3 1/2 hours.
A drivingrforce behind the
half-marathon is Pattee Boler,
a Fernandina Beach runner.
"I always wanted to bring a
half-marathon to the island
because so many of us who
live in this area like that dis-
tance," she said last week.
"My friends and I always trav-
el to. do races, and we won-
dered why there wasn't one
here, because it's so beauti-
Boler and friend Susie
DeMille began gauging inter-
j est among localrunners more
than 18 months ago and
found support from the
Amelia Island Runners club.
"It's been way more work
than we ever thought it
would.be," Boler said. "There
are so many details, from
enlisting volunteers and spon-
sors to painting reindeer on
the mile-marker signs."
One of the contests will
challenge runners and walk-
ers to remember details about
the signs.
The event will be family-
oriented and Christmas-
themed. "We'll have live
music, fun and games, deco-
rations it'll be so much
more fun than your usual
race," Boler said. "It's going
to be kind of silly in a good
way, with crazy contests,
whimsical things we're going
to insert throughout the
Those will include awards
for the largest "herd" fami-
ly members taking part -

and for middle-of-the pack
runners and a costume con-
lRegistration, in the half-
marathon is limited to the
first 500 runners or walkers
who enter and the race is
about 60 percent full. Half-
marathon finishers will
receive a custom-designed
Half-marathon entrants are
guaranteed a long-sleeve
technical T-shirt with the
Reindeer Run logo, while 5K
runners will receive a short-
sleeve cotton T-shirt with win-
ning artwork from a local
school art contest.
Age group Winners'
awards in the half-marathon
and 5K will be custom-
designed Christmas orna-
ments. Overall winners in the
half marathon will receive
Reindeer Run steins and 5K
overall winners receive coffee
Three untimed fun runs
for children are also planned
- a one-mile fun run with
Santa at 10:30 a.m.; half-mile
fun run with Santa at 10:45
a.m.; and a Tiny Reindeer 50-
yard dash for kids four and
younger at 11 a.m. Entry is
free with a toy donation to
Toys for Tots (there is a
charge if you register online).
Parents must sign a registra-
tion form for each of their
children. Kids' fun run partic-
ipants won't get T-shirts, but
all finishers will get a ribbon
or reindeer token.
Proceeds will benefit the
Healthy Start program, serv-
ing pregnant women and fam-
ilies with children under age
3, and Friends of Fort Clinch.

Emma Love Hardee Elementary student Jeremiah Giedrys, winner of the 2011
Reindeer Run 5K T-shirt art contest, with race directors Susie DeMille (left) and
Pattee Boler, and the school's principal, Dr. Eric Larsen. Jeremiah was presented with
a race shirt displaying his artwork.

"We're so excited about
the interest we've had from
all over," Boler said (runners
are expected from as far away
as Germany). "I talked to a
lady in New Jersey who said
how excited she is to be com-
ing here. She's never been to
Fernandina Beach. She's
going to dress like a candy
"And she's bringing a
friend who also has never

been here. They never would
have decided to come see our
wonderful island if not for this
race. It's exciting."
DeMille said she couldn't
think of a better place for a
"We have a beautiful
island, and sometimes we for-
get how lucky we ate to live
here," she said. 'This race
has been so exciting to put
together. We need to thank

the local community for their
support Without them arid
our sponsors, we never could
have put this together. We are
looking forward to seeing a
lot of 'reindeer' running our
Everyone who registers
for the half-marathon or 5K
will receive a coupon good for
a free breakfast at the ocean-,
front Elizabeth Pointe Lodge,
a $19.50 value.

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FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 25, 2011 SPORTS News-Leader

Young harriers compete in inaugural First Wind Runners season

Members of the First
Wind Runners middle school
cross country team celebrat-
ed their inaugural season
Sunday with an ice cream
social at Island Time Frozen
'Yogurt on Centre Street.
The runners had an oppor-
tunity to compete in seven
meets this fall. Two home
meets were held on the
Egans Creek Greenway,
which started at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
The cross country meets
include races for students
from third to eighth grade.
The cross country season
concluded in dramatic fashion
with two individual girls and
the entire boys' team qualify-
ing for the 3K state meet in
Lakeland '
Three eighth graders con-
peted for the boys First Wind
Runners this season. Two -
eighth graders led the team
throughout the season and
both peaked at the 'state 'feet;
running personal best times,
Wesley Twiggs (11:26, 6:09.
mile pace)' and Philipp '
Tolxdorf (11:42, 6:17 mile
Christopher Grego .
(13:11/6:36 mile pace) was'
also a strong member of the
team at home meets. :
Six eighth graders compet-
ed for the girls First Wind '
'Runners this season. The
girls team was led by Emilyt
Faltemier (12:25/6:50 mile
pace) and Teddi Lesoine
.(13:19/7:10 mile pace)
throughout the season and at:
the state meet. .
Anna Brook Opalinski
(13:41/7:21 mile pace),. '
Brenna' Rowland (17:00/8:30'
mile pace), Gabbi'Czymbor '

(18:28/9:14 mile pace) and
Kate Walker (19:06/9:33 mile
pace) demonstrated solid
work ethics that helped them
persevere and improve
throughout the season.
The First Wind boys team
was well represented with six
sixth-grade runners. Daniel
Faltemier led the group while
battling well against the
eighth graders. He ran a per-
sbnal best at state (11:47, 6:20
mile pace). Martin Tolxdorf
also competed well this sea-.
son and ran.a personal best at
state (14:26,7:46 mile pace).
Four other sixth-graders
worked hard and had
improved times throughout
the season Conner Going
(13:40, 6:50 mile pace),
Gabriel Grego (15:19, 7:39.
mile pace), GaVin Gleason
(16:45; 8:23 mile pace) and",
Kevin Zhou (17:20, 8:40 mile
,Three sixth-grade girls
competed on the team. Anna
i~to. (14:43,7:55 mile pace)
led the girls trio, followed by
Katherine Doss (15:58, 8:35
mile pace) and Ellese Leblanc
017;46, 8:53 mile pace).
Twd.pre-middle schoolers
competed with First Wind.
Jonah, Braeger was the lone
fou-th grader competing and
ran well (17:15/ 8:38 mile
pace). Jacob Faltemierwas
the lone third grader training
and cotmpeting with First'
Wind. He ran in the develop-
mpental race at the state meet
(12:53/6.56 mile pace) and
earned'a first-place medal
while competing against
Other third-grade runners:'
S"We are proud of the
extraordinary'effort and posi-,
tive attitide.of each runner

on the team," Coach Valerie
Faltemier said. "They have all
demonstrated the strength
and good character they will
need to take on challenges
they will face in life."'
The First Wind Runners
was started by the Amelia
Island Runners Club last win-
ter. Coach Roy Benson, who
moved to the island in 2009
after retiring from coaching at
Marist High School in Atlan-
ta, designed the program and
organizes the workouts.
Benson previously
coached at the University of
Florida, ran competitively for
approximately 40 years and is
a professional running coach,
exercise scientist, speaker
and author.
Benson continues to run a
Nike running camp in the
summer for middle and high
school students, ,
"We are very fortunate
and thankful Coach Benson is
willing to volunteer his time
and expertise to toach the
team," Faltemier said. -
Chris Twiggs and Tom
Faltemier also serve as coach-
es for the team.
"We hope to make middle
school cross country running
a new tradition ini Nassau
County," Valerie Faltemier '
said. '"The runners will be .,
continuing to train together
during the offseason to pre'-
pare fot track."
The team meets on the''.
Greeinwaybehind the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center at
4 p.m. Sunday for a family
fun run for all ages.
'For information on First
Wind Runners, contact
Valerid Faltemier at 206-3221-
'or Tom Faltemier at'557-1732.

First Wind Runners competing in
the inaugural cross country meet
Sept. 25, above, were Philipp
Tolxdorf, Brenna Rowland, Gabbi
Czymbor, Wesley Twiggs, Anna
Brook Opalinski, Christopher
Grego, Martin Tolxdorf, Emily
Faltemier, Anna Arato, Daniel
Faltemier, Katherine Doss, Jacob
.Faltemier, Kevin Zhou, Gabriel.
Grego, Conner Going and Gavin
Gleason. Not pictured: Teddi
Lesoine and Jonah Braeger.
Attending the 1ce cream social, left,
were Wesley Twiggs, ,Kate Walker,
Anna Brooke Opalinski, Brenna
Rowland, Emily Faltemier, Gabbi
Czymnbor, Daniel Faltemier,
Conner Going, -Kevin Zhou, Philipp
Tolxdorf, Martin Tolxdorf, Jacob
Faltemier and Ellese LeBlanc. Not
pictured: Katherine Doss, Christo-
pher Grego, Gabriel Grego, Gavin
Gleason and Jonah Braeger.


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Jan, 10 at GlynnAcademy .
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Jan. 21 at Terry Parker, IBT tourney.
Jan. 22 at Terry Parker, IBT toumey
Jan. 26, at University Christian
Jan. 29 'at Camden JV tourney .. .
Feb. 11 .Regionalat Clay
Feb. 17 Slate al Lakeland
Feb. 18 Slale al Lakeland
Girls Basketball '
Nov. 29 at First Coast Christ: 6:00
Dec. 5 at Baldwin 6:00
Dec. 9 WEST NASSAU 6:00
Dec. 12 at Hilliard 6:00
Dec. 13 at Fernandina 6:00
Dec. 15 at Oakleaf 6:00
Dec. 29 FERNANDINA 4:00
Dec. 30 Consolation/champ- 2:30/6
Jan. 5 at Episcopal 6:00
Jan. 9 at West Nassau 6:00
Jan. 11 BISHOP SNYDER 6:00
Jan. 12 at Providence 7:00.
Jan. 17 at St. Joseph 7:30
Jan. 19 FERNANDINA 6:00
Jan. 20 FIRST COAST CHR. 6:00
Jan. 23 BAKER COUNTY .6:00
Jan. 24 BALDWIN 6:00
Jan. 26 at Bishop Snyder. 6:00
Feb. 2 District at West Nassau
Feb. 4 District at West Nassau "
Boys Basketball
Nov. 29 at Hilliard 7:30
Dec. 2' CREEKSIDE 7:30
Dec. 5 at Bishop Snyder 7:30
Dec. 8 EPISCOPAL 7:30
Dec. 9 at Broach 7:30
Dec. 16 at West Nassau 7:30
Dec. 19 at Bolles 7:30
Dec. 29 COUNTY 7:30
Dec. 30 COUNTY 4/7:30
Jan. 3 at Providence 1:30
Jan. 5 OAKLEAF 7:30
Jan. 6 FERNANDINA 7:30
Jan. 13 WEST NASSAU 7:30
Jan. 20 at Fernandina 7:30
Jan. 23 -at Bolles 7:30
Jan. 26 BISHOP KENNY 7:30
Jan. 27 : PROVIDENCE 7:30
Jan. 3,1 BROACH 7:30
Feb. 2' at Oakleaf 7:30
Feb.'b' at University Christian 7:30
Feb.,7 district at FBHS
Feb. 11 District at FBHS
Junior varsity games are at 6 p.m.,,,
Boys Soccer
Nov. 28 TC. 7:20
Nov. 30 at Englewood 7:20
Dec. 2 MC 7:20
Dec. 5 WEST NASSAU' 7:20
Dec. 7 at Ribault* 7:20
Dec. 8. at Raines* 7:20

Cnill's Yulee 12,
Nassau County Schools 8

Halttime Sports Bar 19
Callahan BBO 3

Chili's Yulee 15-'
Halftime Sporils Bar 11 1
CallahanBBO 20
Conlrol FrealBs 13

CrabTrap 13
Nassau County Schools 3

PrabTrap 9-3
T Nassau Co Schools 6-6
Control Freaks. 5-7
Chili's Yulee 5-7
Callahan BBQ 5-7
Halftime Sports Bar 4-8

League tournament starts
Nov. 28.

Women's league
:,Nov.15 .
P.A.E 24
Mighty Mouse Aviallion 14
.(Mighty Mouse Aviation

Championship game
Hookin' Hitters 16
RA.E ... 13
SLeague champions:.
Hookin' Hitters

Ober. co-ea league
S Nov. 16
First 'Coast Crane 7
Crawlora Jewelers (fort.) 0
(Crawford Jewelers
. eliminated)

ANO Sportswear 17
Martex Services 8
(Martex Services

Dec. 15 ST-AUGUSTINE 7:20
Jan. 4 FERNANDINA' 6:00
Jan. 9 at TC 7:20
Jan. 12. at First Coast 6:00
Jan. 23-27 District at FBHS
Girls Soccer
Nov. 28 TC 5:30
Nov. 30 at Englewood. 5:30
Dec. 2 MC 5:30
Dec. 5 WEST'NASSAU*' 5:30
Dec. 7 at Ribait'l* 5:30
SDec. 8 at Ralnes* 5:30
Dec.,15 ST. AUGUSTINE' 5:30
Jan.'9 :at TC 5:30
Jan. 12 at FBHS* 6:30
Dec. 2 at Space Coast Duals, Cocoa
Dec. 3 at Space Coast Duals, Cocoa
Dec. 7 BISHOP KENNY .6:00
Dec. 10 atFletcherJV IBT 8am
Dec. 14 COUNTY 6:00
Dec. 16 at Camden Duals 6:00
Jan. 6-7 at Clay tourney 3:00
Jan. 1.1" EPISCOPAL 6:30
Jan. 21 at UC toumey lo0am
Jan. 13 at Flagler tourney 3:00
Jan: 14atFlaglertourney 3:00
6Jan. 18 at Fletcher 6:00
Jan. 25 RAINES 6:00
'Feb. 5 District 3-1A
Boys Basketball
Nov. 26 at Bartram Trail TBA
Nov. 29 BALDWIN 7:30
Dec. 2 EPISCOPAL 7:30
Dec. 5 at University Christian 7:30
Dec. 9 at Bishop Kenny 7:30
Dec. 15 TRINITY 7:30
Dec. 16 MATANZAS 7:30
Dec. 17 at Bishop Snyder 7:30
Dec. 20 at Bolles 7:30
.Dec. 21 WOLFSON 7:30
Dec. 29-30 JT Smith at Yulee
Ja. .. a .a..wi

Jan. 3
Jan. 5
Jan. 6
Jan. 13'
,Jan. 17
Jan. 20
Jan. 24
Jan. 27
Jan. 31
Feb. 2
Feb. 3
Feb. 7
Feb. 10

at Baldwin 7:30
at Yulee" 7:30
at West Nassau*
YULEE* 7:30
at Episcopal 7:30
at Trinity 7:30

* Junior varsity games are at 6 p.m.
Girls Basketball
Nov. 29 at Terry Parker 7:3C
Dec. 1 at Ponte Vedra 6:3C
Dec. 6 WEST NASSAU' 7:3C
Dec. 12 at Camden County 7:3C
Dec. 13 YULEE*. 6:OC

Halfteiti Sports Bar

ANO Sportlswer,'
First Coast Crane
(First Coast Crane

Dec. 15 at stanton 7:30
Dec. 29 County at Yulee
Dec. 30 County at Yulee
Jan. 5 at Bishop Kenny 7:30
Jan. 9 FORREST 6:00
.Jan. 10 PROVIDENCE 7:30
Jan. 12 at West Nassau* 7:30'
Jan. 19 at Yulee* 6:00
Jan. 20 at Forrest 6:30
Jan. 23 at Baldwin 7:30
Jan. 26 STANTON 7:30
Feb. 2 District 4-4A at WNHS
Feb. 4 District 4-4A at WNHS
" Junior varsity games are at 6 p.m.
Boys Soccer,
Nov. 29 WEST NASSAU* 7:20
Nov. 30 at Ribault* ,6:00
Dec. 2 at Nease 7:20
Dec. 6 RIBAULT* 7:20
Dec. 8 at Oakleaf 7:20
Dec. 13 EPISCOPAL 7:20
Dec. 15 WEST NASSAU* 7:20
Jan. 4 at Yulee* 6:00
Jan. 5 at Raines* 7:20
Jan. 11 WOLFSON 6:00
Jan. 14 at Bishop Kenny 10am/12
Jan. 23-27 DISTRICT 3-2A'
"'Junior varsity games are at'6 p.m.
GIris Soccer
Nov. 29 WEST NASSAU' 5:30
Dec. 6 RIBAULT* 5:30
Dec. 8 NEASE 6:30
Dec. 14 at Nepse 6:30
Dec. 15 at West Nassau* 5:30
Jan. 4 YULEE* 6:30
Jan. 5 at Ralnes* 5:30
Jan. 6 at Providence 6:00
Jan. 10 STANTON 6:00
Jan. 13 at Bishop Kenny 6:00
Jan. 17 District at Yulee
Jan. 19 District at Yulee
Jan. 20 District at Yulee
Nov. 28 FENANDINA 5:30/7
'.Nov. 29 CAMDEN 5/6:30
Dec. 1 County Semifinals
Boys-YMS; GIrls-FBMS
Dec. 3 County at FBMS
Dec. 5 CHARLTON 4:30/5:30
Dec. 8 at St. Marys 4/5:00
Dec. 12 ST. MARYS 4/5:00
Dec. 13 at Camden 4/5:00
Jan. 5 at Hilliard 2/5:00
Jan. 6 at Callahan 6:30/7:30
Jan. 9 HILLIARD 2/5:00
Jan. 10 CAMDEN 4/5:00
Jan. 12 at Femandina 2:20/5:30
Jan. 17 FERNANDINA 2:30/5:30
Jan. 19 CALLAHAN 6:30/7:30
Jan. 20 County semifinals at FBMS
Jan. 21 County at Callahan
Jan. 30 at Chariton 4:30/5:30
Feb. 4 Florida-Georgia champ.TBA

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Men's league
Nov. 17
Knuckleheads 7
Catchin'a Buzz (forfeit) 0
(Catchin' a Buzz eliminat-

Halftime Sports Bar 25
WVeI AdjueId 19
(Well Adjusted eliminated)

P5 Productions 24
Capital Inventory 23

All games are played at
the YborAlvarez softball
fields. Visit www.league-

Dodeba .W1ou1ey.
A Holiday Dodgeball-Toumament will be'
held Dec.. 18 at Peck Gymnasium. The tour-
nament will be round robin followed by an
elimination tournament, Games begin at 9
Register at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center through Dec. 9. Team fee is $50 per
team and is due at registration, Tournament is
open to ages 13 and up. Format is five-on-five
with an eight-person roster limit.,
For information, contact Jay at .277-7350,
ext. 2013, or at jrobertson@fbfl.org.

Continental Championship Wrestling will
bring'pro wrestling to Hilliard Middle-Senior
High School Dec. .O'with a 7:30 p.m. bell
time. ..
See Kevin Toole take on Ricky Jay for the
.Southern States tile, champion Scotty Biggs
defend against Maddog Miller tag-team sen-;
sations, The' Marcs Brothers and get a shot at.:
the championship against John Douglas and':
Rob Justice. The CCW championship willbe
on the line as "The Future" Joriathan Wells
attempts to wrestle it away from champion
"Rock 'n' Roll" Chris Turner. "Sir" lan Shire,
Samantha Steele, .Haydern Price, Dante 'The
Dragon" Steel and a host of other wrestling
superstars will also be on hand.
Partial proceeds go to the Hilliard Middle-,
Senior High School football team and
advance tickets may be purchased at the',
school. For information, visit

Youth sportngclays clinic
Amelia Shotgun Sports, 86300 Hot Shot
Trail, Yulee, is hosting a holiday Youth
Sporting Clays Clinic Dec. 17 from 10 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. The clinic is an introductory session
to the shooting sport of "sporting clays," an
outdoor sport and a great training tool for
hunting .and clay target shooting.
The fee is $50 per youth/adult pair and
$25 for each additional youth and includes
clay targets, ammunition, use of a shotgun
and lunch. Just 15 spots are available so reg-
ister early; deadline is Dec. 10.
Shooters ages .12-18 may participate with
an adult. The clinic includes safety training
and instruction by a certified NRA instructor,
50 clay targets per individual and picnic-style
lunch. All shooting will be supervised by an
experienced shooter.
The moving session will include safety
instruction, shotgun familiarization.and opera-
tion and live firing at straight away clay tar-
gets, a safety review and question-and-
answer session will be conducted during
lunch and the afternoon session will be con-
ducted in small groups on the sporting, clays -
course, supervised by an experienced shoot-
Experienced shooters may use their own
shotgun with the approval of the instructor. A
parent or legal guardian must sign a permis-
sion slip for the youth shooter and the adult
shooter must sign a release form for both.
For information call 753-4619 pr 548-9818
or visit ameliashotgunsports.com.

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 route will include North
Fletcher Avenue, Fort Clinch State Park and
historic Old Town. Each half-marathon finisher
will 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 events
The half-marathon race fee will be $55
through Nov. 30, when registration closes.
The 5K fee is $2Q through today and $25 from
Nov. 24 until Nov. 30. Members'of Amelia
Island Runners receive a $5 discount for
either race. Entry into the one-mile children's
fun run with Santa will be free with a gift dona-
tion to Toys for Tots (parents'orguardians
must fill out a registration form).
Packet pickup will be Dec. 2 from noon to
9 p.m at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation
.Center There will be no race-day registration
The half-marathon and 5K will start at 8
a.m. and feature professional sconng, using
ChampionChip timing The children's run will
start at 10:30 a.m. .
Proceeds will benefit the Healthy Start prit
'gram, Friends of Fort Clinch and Amelia.
Island Runners' youth running programs. ;..
Call 491-4959 or visit www.Amelialsland
Runnerd.com, where a registration form' and
'online registration are available. Registration
forms can also be picked up at Current -
Running, the McArthur Family YMCA and
other locations..

Organized bie rides
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 perriitting. 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 stqps
along the way and l.ps 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.

Adutbasked -
Register for winter adult basketball league
through Jan. 6 at the Atlantic Avenue Recrea-
tion Center: Team fee is $250 and is due at
Games will be Monday and Thursday
nights with a possibility of some Wednesday
nights at Peck Gymbeginning Jan: 16. Tenr
regular season games will be followed by an
elimination tournament. Teams must have
matching colors; check color availability upon
For information, contact Jay at 277-7350,
ext. 2013, or at jrobertson@fbfl.org.

CGobbr shoots
Amelia Shotgun Sports, 86300 Hot Shot
Trail in Yulee, will host two Gobbler shoots
Nov. 27. Register from 8-9:55 a.m. for the first
shoot and from 1-2:30 p.m. for the second
Fees are $60 ($45 for juniors). Registration
fee includes breakfast, lunch and .awards. For
information, call 548-9818 or email

Laetnler hoops clinic
The Christian Laettner Basketball Clinic
will be held Dec. 10 at Peck Gym from 10
a.m. to noon for ages 10-12 and from 1-3
p.m. for ages 13-15 with a girls clinic from
3:30-5:30 p.m. Cost is $40 per child with a
$10 discount for additional siblings. Pre-regis-
ter at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center
by Dec. 7.
For information, contact Jay at 277-7350,
ext. 2013, or at jrobertson@fbfl.org.




FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 25. 2011 NEWS News-Leader

Gov. Rick Scott greets schoolteachers at an education roundtable at Fernandina Beach Middle School on Nov. 18, above left. Nassau County Schools Superintendent John Ruis
shares a laugh with the governor, above right. State Rep. Janet Adkins listens as the governor talks to teachers, below left. The governor and others are attentive as frank views
were exchanged during the hour-long roundtable, below right.

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Gingerbread ship
The S.S. Amelia
Gingerbread pirate ship is
docked in the lobby of The
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
through Dec. 28. Made
from 1,200 pounds of sugar
and 3,000 eggs, the S.S.
Amelia serves as a festive
backdrop for countless hol-
iday memories. All are
invited. Complimentary.
Charity celebration
The Omni Amelia Island
Plantation will host its
Annual Holiday Charity
Celebration at The Spa &
Shops from 5-8 p.m. today,
featuring entertainment,
horse and carriage rides,
train rides, stilt walkers,.
pictures with Santa and the
lighting of a 35-foot
Christmas tree. Entry is
free. Tickets for rides,"
treats and beverages will
be available for purchase.
Proceeds benefit Take
Stock in Children. Visit
tation.com. For other holi-
day events at Omni AIP,
visit the website.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island presents Santa's
Storybook Tea Nov. 26,
.Dec. 3, 10 and 17 at noon in
the Seaside Room with
fireside holiday storybook
read by Santa and after-
noon tea. $45 per person,
ages 5 and up, including
gratuity. Call 277-1100.
Gingerbread class
Create a gingerbread
. housewith The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island pas-
try chefs Nov. 26 at 3 p.m.
in Salon 1. Young chefs will
receive a chef's hat, apron
and diploma. $35 per child,
ages 5 and up. C ill 277-
1100 for reservations.
Christmas Carole'
"Christmas Carole"
opens Nov. 30 at Alhambra
Theatre and Dining,
Jacksonville Beach, star-
ring Gary Marachek as
Scrooge. Sho'w tinie. are 8
p.m. Tuesday through
Sunday. Doors open at 6.
p.m. and the buffet starts at.
CAROLE Continued on 3B

In a scene from Amelia Community Theatre's production of "A Christmas Story," a young school-,
boy learns the consequence of a "double dog dare" to put his tongue on a frozen lamppost.

A Christm as toryt

ACT brings beloved holiday tale to the stage

'4 Tou'll shoot y6ur eye out!" Fans of the beloved
I classic movie recognize that line immediately.
This December, Amelia Community Theatre pres-
ents the .tage play version of "A Christmas Story."
SPerformances are at8 pm on Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-
17, and at 2 p.m. on Dec. 11 at 207 Cedar St.
"A Christmas Story" is written by Philip Grecian,
and based on ,he motion picture of the same name
by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark, and
Jean Shepherd's "In God We Trust, All Others Pay
The play is a memoir of growing up in the late
193U0s and has been described as ajoyougs elebra-
tion of childlrood It chronicles young Ralphie's -
quest for a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas
with stories about family life, school, bullies and the
wonderful fantasy play of children, as they explore

the jungle in their own Indiana backyard.
All thefamiliar stories from the movie are in the
play, such as the trip to see the department store
Santa, the arrival of the magnificent leg lamp and
.the double dog dare for a boy to put his tongue on
the frozen lamppost. And through it all is the con-
stant reminder about what happens to kids with BB
guns: "You'll shoot your eye out." /
The cast of 15 adults and children includes Corey
Oliver as young Ralphie and Devin Hughes as the
adult Ralph who provides the narrative thread that
ties the scenes together as they approach Christmas
morning. Cari Cahill and Brian Gilvey play Ralphie's.
mother and his very colorful "old man." Berenger
Burkhart is little brother Randy, and school friends
ACT Continued on 3B

Kick off the

season with

pajama party.

tree lighting
Kick off the holiday shopping season in down-
town Fernandina Beach during the Thanksgiving
The popular Pajama Party Sale & Contest,
held annually the day after Thanksgiving, begins
at 8 a.m. today. Shoppers are encouraged to dress
in their favorite pajamas, fuzzy slippers and other
assorted sleepwear and stroll along Centre Street
and throughout downtown Fernandina Beach,
exploring the shops, attractions and eateries.
Shoppers will enjoy deals and refreshments to
fuel their shopping spirit To be eligible for "Best
Dressed Individual Shopper in Pajamas," "Best
Dressed Duo or Trio in Pajamas" and "Best
Dressed Shopping Group in Pajamas," have a *
free photo taken atthe judges' booth in the 200
block of Centre Street Free contest photo regis-
tration ends at noon, but most shopping specials
will be available all day. Hosted by the Historic
Fernandina Business Association.
A full day of entertainment leads up to the offi-
cial city of Fernandina Beach Christmas Tree
Lighting Celebration, Saturday at 6:15 p.m. at the
foot of Centre Street.
Starting at noon, carolers, choirs, dancers and
singers will entertain visitors all afternoon with
the sights and sounds of the Christmas holiday
Enjoy crafters, hot chocolate, Pirates and-mak-
ing s'mores! Santa Claus will arrive at 2 p.m. at
the Fernandina Harbor Marina aboard the Ye
Olde Pirate charter boat and, all are invited to wel-
come him to town. Santa will be available to meet
and take pictures with the kids of the community
until 5 p.m. Photos with pets will also be avail-
able. Hosted by the city of Fernandina Beach and
Historic Fernandina Business Association.
Proceeds from the Santa photos will benefit the
nonprofit organization, Shiny Badges, Inc.
For more area holiday activities, access the .
Events Calendars at www.ameliaisland.com and
www.fbil us or contact Sandy Price at 206-0756 or
. email blueskvevent@gmail.com.

Variety of items, from framed art to Christmas decorations to dolls to jew-
elry, tea sets and gift certificates will be up for raffle at the Amelia Island
Museum of History's Holiday Home Tour of five historic homes dressed up for
the holidays Dec. 2 and 3 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. Tour tickets are $25
in advance at the museum, 233 S. Third St., Golf Club of Amelia, Resort to
Home, Plantation Shop, Peterbrook Chocolatier and the Depot downtown.
Tickets are $30 the day of and available at any of the tour-houses or the muse-
um. Free trolley transportation between homes will be provided.
Luncheon at the Beech Street Grill is $15, with seatings at 11:30 a.m. or 1
p.m. both days. Tickets are available at the museum only or online at
www.ameliamuseum.org. For information visit the website or call 261-7378,
ext. 100.

Light up a Life, a benefit
for Take Stock in
Children, is Dec. 1 from 6-
9 p.m. at Omni Amelia
Island Plantation. Enjoy a buffet dinner, wine,
cash bar; music and silent auction. Tickets are $75
and available by cash or check at Images Salon,
First Federal Bank of Fernandina and Yulee, the
News-Leader. Plantation Shop at Palmetto Walk
and Resort to Home at Omni AIR Purchase by
credit card at takestocknassau.org. Click on "Our
Events." To reserve tables of eight contact Jarie
Preston at janeyprestongmail.com. Preview the
event at takestocknassau.org or call 548-4464.
The Annual Christmas Glow
sponsored by the Woman's Club
of Fernandina Beach will be held
Dec. 2 from 530-8:30 p.m. at the
Woman's Club Clubhouse at 201
Jean Lafitte Blvd (behind the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center). Just follow the luminaries to
the.clubhouse. There will be face painting, enter-
tainment and visits with Santa. Chili. hot dogs.
chips and colas will be served for a fee. Cookies'

and punch will be free. This is the Woman's Club's
gift to the community. Please come and bring a
friend. All ages are invited. For information call
415-1283 or 707-5136.

"No Room at the Inn." a display of nativity
'cenes, will be at the sanctuary of Memorial
United Methodist Church
and the Partin Center at 601
Centre St. Dec. 2 and 3
from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in con-
junction with the Amelia
Island Museum of History's
Holiday Home Tour. Enjoy
Refreshments and
Christmas music.,
Admission is free.
Donations may be made to support the Coalition
for the Homeless of Nassau County. The United
Methodist Women sponsor the annual event.
Tickets to the home tour are $25 in advance at
the museum, 233 S. Third St., Golf Club of ""
Amelia. Resort to Home, Plantation Shop.
Peterbrook Chocolatier and the Depot down-
town. Tickets are $30 the day of and available at
any of the tour houses or the museum. For infor-
mation visit the website or call 261-7378. ext. 100.,

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The 20th annual "The
Taste of Amelia Island," a
culinary fair to benefit the
Nassau County Volunteer
Center, will be held Dec. 2 at
the Omni Amelia Island
Plantation Ballroom.
The theme is "Ring in the
Holiday Season!" Twenty
restaurants and wine purvey P
ors will highlight their
cuisines and wines. Cocktails are from 630-7 p.m.
and the Taste from 7-9 p.m. Enjoy music by
"Crescendo Amelia" and a silent auction. Attire is
Tickets are $40 and available at Century
21/Johni T. Ferreira Insurance (Centre Street and
463820 SR200, Suite 101): News-Leader(511 Ash
St.): CBC Bank (14th Street): First Federal Bank
(Sadler Road and AlA in Yulee): Horizon's
Restaurant (Palmetto Walk): The Plantation Shop
(Palmetto Walk): VyStar Credit Union (14th
Street): Tax Collector's Office (86130 License
Road, Yulee and in Callahan): and the Volunteer
Center (1303 Jasmine St, Suite 104A).
Call 261-2771 or email ncvcfbgaol.com. Buy
tickets at www.volunteernassau.org.

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The Martin Luther King
Jr. Commemorative
Breakfast will be held on
Jan. 14 at 9 a.m. at Burns
Hall of St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, presented by the'
Nassau County NAACP.
Donations are $20. Tickets
are available now from any
member. For information con-
tact Arva Butler at 277-1256
or bostler@comcast.net or
Johnel Preliou at.261-9361 or
jpreliou @ bellsouth.net .

The Coalition for the
Reduction/Elimination of
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
(904) 662-7015.

Join a park ranger to
learn about the many com-
mon species that inhabit
- the natural communities of
the undeveloped barrier
islands of Northeast Florida
on Nov. 26 at 2 p.m. at the
Ribault Club on Fort George
Island Cultural State Park.
S .For information contact the-
Talbot Islands Ranger Station,
S:- t (904) 251-2320.
: The Nassau County
community is invited to
attend the $5 Jewelry Sale
at Baptist Medical Center
Nassau on Dec. 2 from 7
a.m.-5 p.m..in the board-
This sale is sponsored by
thq Baptist Medical Center
Nassau Auxiliary and will fea-
ture more than just jewelry.
There.will be lots of stocking
stuffers and teacher gifts as
well as gifts for every member
of the family at $5 plus tax,
for each item. Cash, checks,
and'major credit cards accept-
For information call the
auxiliary office at 321-3818.
* *
Amelia Island Parent
Cooperative Preschool will.
host its annual Pancake
Breakfast & Silent Auction
on Dec. 3 from 8-10 a.m. at
Applebee's, 2006 S. Eighth '
St. Breakfast tickets are $6
each and available through
any AIPCP member or at the
door. The silent auction
includes theme park tickets,
river cruises, jewelry, museum
passes, an autographed ,,
Jaguar football, golfing pack-
age and more. All proceeds
will benefit the Co-Op.'
Questions? Call 261-1161.
* *
RAIN Humane Society
will hold a yard sale on
Dec. 3 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. In
the Cotton-Eyed Joe's park-
Ing lot, located at the foot of
the Shave Bridge on A1 A. All
proceeds will benefit the ani-
mals of RAIN Humane
* 5
Join a park ranger for a
leisurely paced hike to dis-
S cover the Island's natural.
communities on Dec. 3 at 2
p.m. at the multi-use trail
pavilion located at the south
: beach area on Little Talbot
Island. Participants are
" encouraged to bring bug
spray and bottled water. No
reservations are necessary
S and the program is free with
S: regular park admission. For
information contact the Talbot

Islands Ranger Station at
(904) 251-2320.
* *
The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens, 829
Riverside Ave.,.
Jacksonville, presents its
Talks and Tea Lecture
Series Dec. 14 and 15 at
1:30 p.m. This seated gallery
talk offers tea reception imme-
diately following. Seating is
limited and pre-registration is
required. Cost is $6 and
includes free admission to the
museum and gardens. Call
(904) 355-0630 to register.
* *
Florida folk group
Tammerlin performs in.
Hixon Auditorium of the
Cummer Museum of Art &
Gardens, 829 Riverside
Ave., Jacksonville, on Dec.
27 at 7 p.m. With a sound
that is a step off the well-beat-
en path, Tammerlin has gar-
nered praise from critics
world-wide. Their innovative
performances offer exception-
al guitar playing, well-crafted
original songs and traditional
tunes pulled from the heart of
American music. "Wintersong"
is a unique holiday program
featuring ancient- carols,
songs of the winter season,
readings and poems, which
was first presented at the
Smithsonian in 2001. Free for
members and non-members.
For information call (904) 355-

The city of' Fernandina
Beach will host Its first
-annual Wing King
Competition on Jan. 14 at
the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center with two
cooking categories, best
wings and hottest wings. Fee
is $25 for one category or $50
for both. Register until Jan. 6
at the rec center,
Timed eating competitions
include the "Tongue Torch,"
eating six of the hottest-wings,
and the "Iron Stomach," eat-
ing the most wings. Register
the day of beginning at 11
Food judging begins at
12:30 p.m. and eating con-
tests at 1 p.m. For information
contact Jay at 277-7350, ext.
2013 or jrobertson@fbfl.org.

Direct from Havana,
Cuba, Kings of Salsa pays
homage to the great Cuban
performers and dance
styles from this island with
a cool, contemporary twist
showing young Cuba today.
Choreographed by Roclan
Gonzalez-Chavez, Kings of
Salsa is high voltage salsa
and sizzling choreography
from Cuba's hippest new
dance show, backed by the 9-
piece band Cuba Ashire. The
show comes to.the Times-
Union Center Moran
Theater, 300 West Water St.,
Jacksonville, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $31. 1
Discounts are available for
- groups of.10-plus by contact-
ing (904) 632-3228 or group-
sales@fscj.edu. Call the box
office at 1-888-860-BWAY.

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,
presented Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. by
Amelia Arts Academy and
the Florida Division of
Cultural Affairs. Holmes.
must use his skills of observa-
tion and disguise, along with
audience participation 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.


Instrument Zoo
The instrument Zoo, a program
sponsored by the Amelia Residents In
Action for the Symphony (ARIAS) that
takes 30-plus instruments to all Nassau
County fourth grades, is staffed by vol-
unteers and needs 14 people on each
of 21 mornings during January and
February Both men and women are
Each student has hands-on fun and
instruction with each Instrument. Ideally
volunteers can give a maximum of six
mornings over the two-month program.
You do not need to know how to play an
instrument. For Information or to volun-
teer, contact Barbara 2acheis, coordina-
tor, at 321-5639, or Rachel Smith,
scheduler, at 491-3829.
Bring family, friends and a folding
chair Nov 26 from 6-9 p.m. to the Spirit
of 1812's Jazz In the Park, an evening
of smooth jazz at the Downtown
Waterfront Park In St. Marys, Ga.
Featured artists Include Ernie
Lombardi's Just Jazz Quintet and
Gabriel Arnold's saxophone. Domino's
Pizza, Coca Cola and the St..Marys
DDA will sponsor this "donations-appre-
ciated" tundraiser benefitting the Spirit
of 1812's bicentennial commemoration .
of the War of 1812 events to come in
February and November 2012 Pizza
and Coca-Cola beverages will be avail-
able for purchase. For information call
(912) 576-2906.
Sunday Musicale
The Amelia Arts Academy will pres-
ent Its next Sunday Musicale on Dec 4,
featuring J.S Bach's Cello Suites by
Alexei Romanenko, Jacksonville
Symphony Orchestra principal cellist.
The afternoon includes hors d'oeuvres,
libations and an opportunity to mingle
with the artist. Romanenko will perform
several of J.S. Bach's Cello Suites in a
beautiful private home. Address will be
released to ticket-holders. Tickets are
$45. Call 277-1225 for tickets. Seating
Is limited.
Artistic Concoctions, in cooperation
with O'Neal Memorial Baptist Church,
474257 State Road 200, will host a
choral reunion Dec. 16-18. If you were
in chorus, madrigals, musical theater or
Sapphire at Femandina Beach High

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6:30.p m Matinees on
Saturday-ire ai;-ml'p mn
Doors open at-1l a m. and
' the buffet starts at 11:15 a.m.
:Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m.
Doors open at noon and the
butfet star ts at 12:15 p.m.
Tickets start at $42 for adults
and $35 for children and
include dinner, show and'
parking. Call (904) 641-1212.
Visit www.alhambrajax.com.
Victorian brunch
The Friends of the -
Fernandina Beach Library
will host a holiday celebra-
tion Dec. 1 at Elizabeth
Pointe Lodge, 98 South
Fletcher Ave. Enjoy a
Victorian brunch at noon or
English tea at 3:30 p.m., with
Ron Kurtz reading from A
Christmas Carol. Tickets are
$30 for Friends members and
$35 non-members, brunch or
tea, at the library. Guests will
receive a gift tus$y mussy
filled with favors and a
chance to win a holiday edi-
tion of A Christmas Carol.
Email FernandinaLibFriends
@gmail.com or visit www.
nassaureads.com and click
on Friends of the Library.
Free concert
The 13th Annual Joint
Concert with the First Coast
Wind Ensemble is Dec. 2 at
7:30 p.m. in Terry Hall of
Jacksonville University, 2800
University Blvd. North. Free
admission. Call (904) 358-
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host its annual Pancake

Where volunteering begins.

School from 1991-2006. you are invited
to assist Nanette Autry in planning the
event. Please call Autry at 321-7867 or
email her at nononan45@holmail.com.
Drum drcle
The Femandina Beach Drum Circle
meets the first Monday of each month
from 7-9 p m. at the DeeDee Bartel
Nature Cenler and North End Boat
Ramp. One need not possess or pur-
chase a drum to participate. Instrumen-
tation centers on drums and percussion
but may include other instruments such
as flutes, dldgeridoos and other non-
' percussion instruments.
Follow 14th Street North to the end.
Go past Bosque Bello Ceme.tery and
Old Town, over bridge and then left
toward the 6ld pogy plant. The entrance
is on right. Call Barbara Hill at (904)
556-3219 or Doug Byron at (904)
Amelia Island Coffee
Amelia Island Coffee. 207 Centre
St., hosts a music circle on Saturdays
from 7:30-10 p.m. featuring great local
musicians Admission is free and all are
welcome. Come enjoy dessert, coffee
and music.
Amelia River Cruises
Amelia River Cruises'Adult "BYOB"
Twilight Tours are held Friday and
Saturday. Tickets are $29 per person at
1 North Front St., Fernandina Beach, or
call 261-9972 or book online at
www.ameliarivercrulses caom
Bonito's, 614 Centre St., live music.
Call 261-0508.
Dog StarTavern
Dog Star Tavern. 10 N. Second St.,
live music. Visit Dog Star on Facebook.
Call 277-8010.
Green Turde
The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St.,
live music. Call 321-2324.
The Hammerhead
The Hammerhead, 2045 South
Fletcher Ave karaoke on Sunday
nights with Daddy "0" DJ. Follow The
Hammerhead on Facebook at
Hammerheadbar Islandbbq.
The Instant Groove plays each

Breakfast & Silent Auction
on Dec. 3 from 8-10 a.m. at
Applebee's, 2006 S. Eighth
St. Breakfast tickets are $6
each and' available through,
any AIPCP. member or'at the
door. The silent auction
ricludes theme park tickets,
,river cruises, jewelry, muse-
,um passes, an autographed'
Jaguar football, golfing pack-
age and more. All proceeds '
will benefit the Co-Op.'
Questions? Call 261-1161. .
Santa photos
Take free-photos with
Santa on Dec. 3 from noon4 .
p.m. at Peterbrooke Chbco-
latier, 1427 Sadler Road, next
to Publix. Children will enjoy
a visit with Santa and receive
a free downloadable photo.
Call 277-0162.

The Fort Clinch State
Park Holiday Encampment,
Dec. 3 and 4 is a gathering of
volunteers in Civil War era
costumes as they place fresh
- greenery on the mantle; put
up and decorate a period
Christmas tree and portray
daily life as it was in the win-
ter of 1864. The ladies string
berries and popcorn on the
tree while cheerful fires burn
in the fireplaces and soldiers
answer questions about what
it is like to be stationed at
Fort Clinch. Call (904) 277-
7274 or visit www.floridas-
Time for Christmas
Your heart will be
warmed and your spirits lift-
ed as "A Time for Christmas"
returns to First Baptist
Church in the worship cen-
ter, Dec. 8-11. The dramatic
musical takes you on a jour-
ney through the history of
Christmas while emphasizing
the importance of the true
meaning of the holiday. Make
plans to see "ATime for
Christmas" at First Baptist
Church, Dec. 8-10 at 7 p.m.
and Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. Visit
FBFirst.com or call 261-3617.

Evening in
The community is invited
to the 15th annual presenta-
tion of "An Evening in Dec-
ember" on Friday and Sun-
day, Dec. 9 and 11 at 7 p.m. at
Amelia Baptist Church.
Pam Helton, minister of
'music, has assembled a com-
munity choir of more than 60
singers and an instrumental
ensemble of 12 persons from
several area churches for
"The Heart of Christmas," a
concert comprising a variety

Thursday night at The Ritz-Cariton,
Amelia Island.
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
Tuesday from 7:30-11:30 p.m.; the
Turner London Band Thursday from
8:30 p.m.-midnight and Fnday and
Saturday from 8-30 p.m.-12 30 a.m. Call
261-1000. Visit www.okanes.com.
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St.,
Monday nights reggae with Piii Pill 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
Chllders at 491-3332 or email
Picante Grill, Rotisserie and Bar,
464073 SR 200.-Suite 2, Yulee, live
music every first and last Saturday of
the month from 7-10 p m
Call 310-9221 Visit www.picante-
Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910-
Atlantic Ave The Macy's play each
Wednesday from 6-9 p.m.; trivia
Thursday starting Dec. 8; live music
every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.
Call 310-6904 Visit
www.SandyBottomsAmelia .com.
SlidersSeaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S.
Fletcher Ave., The Macy's In the lounge
from 6-10 p.m..Fndays and Saturdays;
shaggin' in the lounge Sundays from 4-
7 p.m ; Pil Pili in the tiki bar
Wednesday from 5:30-9:30 p.m.; live
music In the bar all weekend. Call 277-
6652. Visit www.slidersseaside.com.
Join Sliders on Facebook and Twitter.
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199
South Fletcher Ave.: live music 5-9 p.m.
weekdays and 6-10 p.m weekends.
Call 261-5711

of Christmas music. The
songs and narrations com-
municate the gospel message
that is "The Heart of
Admission is free. Child-
care through age four is
available with reservations.
-Call 261-9527. Amelia Baptist
Church is located at 961167
- Buccaneer Trail. Contact
:Pam Helton (261-9527) or
Allen Lennon (261-8799).
Santa photos
RAIN Humane Society
will host Santa Claus pictures
on Dec. 10 and 17 at Paws-
Ability Resale Store, located
in the Harris Teeter .
Shopping Center on Amelia
Island. All pets, adults and
children are welcome to have
their picture taken with Santa
from 10 a.m-2 p.m. Costs is a
donation of $5 per picture, or
a donation of pet food to ben-
efit the animals of RAIN
Humane Society.
Refreshments will be served.
Winter Wonderland
The Winter Wonderland
Concert will be held Dec. 11
at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island. All Amelia'Arts
Academy music and art stu-
dents will participate in this
showcase of talent. Tickets
are $10 each and give access
to three concerts throughout
the day. Tickets are available
from any Arts Academy
instructor or student, or at
the Amelia Island-Fernandina
Beach-Yulee Chamber, of
Commerce on Gateway
Boulevard. Call 277-1225 for
Christmasat Chapel
The Chapel Choir and
Orchestra will present Tom
Fettke's Christmas Cantata,
"God Is With Us," on Dec. 11
at 10 a.m. The community is
invited to celebrate the sea-
son with the members of
Amelia Plantation Chapel, 36
Bowman Road, Amelia Island
Plantation. Call 277-4414 or
visit www.ameliachapel.com.
Christmas play
The beginning drama stu-
dents at West Nassau High
School will perform "The
Best Christmas Pageant
Ever" by Barbara Robinson
on Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m., 1
Warrior Drive, Callahan.
Tickets are $3 at the door.
Children are welcome.

Night Before
Santa's challenge sets the-
stage for St. Marys Little
Theatre's production of
'Twas the Night Before
Christmas, an original script

interwoven with music, Dec.
16, 17 and 18 at the Theatre
by the Trax. Tickets are $10
for adults, $6 under age 12
and available at the St Marys
Welcome Center, Bulldog
Liquors or Cedar Oak Caf6.
Call (912) 729-1103 or visit
Winter carnival
Enjoy a Winter Wonder-
land Carnival Dec. 17 from
5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Atlantic
Recreation Center, with
games, crafts, tasty treats,
'face painting, hay rides and a
special appearance by Santa
Claus. Game and refresh-
ment tickets are 25 cents
each. Contact Jay at jrobert-

The Kinderstudios Com-
pany Dancers will present a
Christmas Spectacular on
Dec. 18 at The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island. Doors open at
5 p.m. Show startsat 5:30
p.m. Tickets are $10. Email

Children ages 4-10 will
enjoy making winter-themed
crafts and holiday gifts Dec.
20-22 from 9 a.m.-nooi each
day at the Amelia Arts
Academy, while guardians
enjoy extra time to get last
minute shopping done. Call
the academy at 277-1225.
The Purr-fect Cats of Cats
Angels are together again in
a calendar for 2012. The cal-
endar kitties are hoping you
purchase one or more at $10
each as gifts or stocking
stuffers for cat lovers of all
ages. The calendars are on
sale at the Cats Angels Thrift
Store/Adoption Center, 709
S. Eighth St, and the Fern-
andina branch library. Proce-
eds support the Cats Angels
Spay/Neuter Program.
Trolley tour
Amelia Island Trolley is
dressed up for Christmas
with lights, holiday music
and a light tour of Amelia
Island. Leaving downtown at
6 p.m., the trolley tours the
island finding the best of holi-
day lighting, with island trivia
shared along the way. The
last stop is the Florida House
for a holiday drink and treat.
Cost is $25 a person. Group
reservations only, minimum
of 15. Visit www.amelia-
email aicoastalconnect
ions.com or call 556-6455.




Call to artists
Six times each year the Nouveau Art
Committee at the Island Art Association, 18 N.
Second St., accepts entries from members and
ion-members for a themed and juried show with
prizes awarded.
December's theme is Four Seasons and submis-
;ions will be accepted Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. until noon
at the gallery. Or submit work earlier at the gallery
ront desk. Each artist may submit two pieces, up to
36 by 36 inches per piece, with hanging wires and
ramed unless a gallery canvas is used. Fee is $25
)er entry (slightly less for members). Submit original
paintings sculptures, stained or fused glass, collage
ind other media. Find complete guidelines at
The reception and awards ceremony is Dec. 10
rom 5-9 p.m. Nouveau Art provides refreshments.
Island Art classes
Upcoming classes and events at the Island Art
Association Education Center, 18 N. Second St.,
Figure Drawing, Dec. 6, 7-9 p.m. and Dec. 17,
9 a.m.-noon, contact Paul Massing, 321-0738
Photographers' Group meeting, Dec. 15, con-
ict Pat Hooks, path11 @comcast.net or call the
Dec 17, Children's Art for 6- to 9-year-olds, two
sessions : 10-11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.;
middle School Art for 10- to 14-year-olds, 1-2:15
;.m. Led by Diane Hamburg. These classes are
,ree, thanks to the Woodcock Foundation of
Jacksonville and the Plantation Ladies Association.
Lisa Inglis, Basic Drawing, Jan. 3-25 (Tuesdays
nd Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; contact Inglis
.t 557-1131 or scottlisainglis@bellsouth.net.
Christy Woods, Basic Sewing classes, mid
January on Mondays, 6-9 p.m., contact Woods at
583-2012 or 261-3318.
Jon Hoglum, nationally known artist/instructor
from Franklin, N.C., with Mastering Amelia
Landscapes in oil, mid-January. Details to come.
Contact the gallery.
Thursday Morning Painters, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,
contactt Gretchen Williams, 491-3171 or
Thursday Afternoon Painters, 1-5 p.m., contact
nean Riley, 261-5471 or
For a complete schedule of events and classes
;r to rent the Education Center visit
.vww.islandart.org or call 261-7020.
Artists Book
Make your own artist journal sketchbook in an
artistss Book Workshop Dec. 3 at the Island Art
association Education Center, 18 N. Second St.,
)art of an ongoing series with local designer and
bookmaker Eliza Holliday.
Learn a series of "exposed stitch" techniques for
this multi-signature sketchbook. The paper used for
ihe blank interior pages will be watercolor- and col-
lage-strong; the cover fashioned from stronger
paper decorated by the participant, making this
sketchbook totally personal to you, the artist/jour-
naler. Long stitch (with decorative stitching and
beading), coptic stitch and chain stitch will be cov-
ered. Paper, linen thread and all materials included
in the price of $65. Contact Holliday at 556-2517 or
Holidayart reception
Seventh Street Gallery invites you to a holiday
reception for expressionist artist Paul Massing. The
show features a stunning suite of his newest work,
which is signature Massing: rich in color, vibrant with
energy and elegant in spirit. Join them in downtown
Fernandina Beach at 14 S. Seventh St. on Dec. 17
from 4-7 p.m. For questions, directions or to set up
an alternate viewing time, call 432-8330.
Art classes
Acrylic painting classes with Kathy Maurer are
Friday from 2-4:30 p.m. All levels. Beginners wel-
come. New painting instruction each week, $30 per
class. Call 261-8276.
Watercolor workshops with William Maurer are
Fridays'from 10 a.m. -12:30 p.m. All levels wel-
come. Cost is $40. drop-in or $210 for six weeks.
Call 261-8276.
Pencil sketch outdoors around town with Maurer
every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon, $40. Meet at
Amelia Island Coffee Shop on Centre Street. Learn
to plein air sketch and improve your paintings. Call
Seminole paintings
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens,
829 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, presents
Eugene Savage: The Seminole Paintings, on view
through Jan. 8 and featuring 42 paintings and
watercolors inspired by Savage's trips to the
As part of the museum's 50th anniversary cele-
bration, the works are being displayed publicly for
-he first time since the 1960s. The Cummer pur-
chased the collection in 2007.
Savage's series is the most extensive painted
record of the Florida Seminoles from the early 20th
century For information call (904) 355-0630.
Sank show
The "Photographers Group" members are the
featured artists at the First Coast Community Bank
Satellite Gallery on 14th Street, Femandina Beach,
through January. Visit during regular business
ours. For information contact the Island Art
association, 18 N. Second St., at 261-7020 or visit

Canr Cahill and Brian Gilvey play Ralphie's mother and his very colorful "old man" in
ACTs production of "A Christmas Story." Here, the old man marvels at his luck in
winning a leg lamp.

ACT Continued from 1B
include Jonathan Maurer as Flick,
Matthew Taylor as Schwartz, Reegan Graves
as Helen and Elizabeth Eberwine as Esther
Daniel Cahill is the feared bully Farkas and
the schoolteacher is played by Wendy Gilvey.
Other school friends include Brighton
Burkhart, Elizabeth Foster and Andrew Prax,
and Christopher Cahill plays a bully in train-
ing. Within the cast itself, there are three real-
life families represented, with husband and
wife Gilveys, the Cahill mother and sons and
brother and sister Burkharts.
Wendy Gilvey, who has appeared in "Dixie
Swim Club" and "Red Herring," said,
"Working with the children has been great.
The children really focus on each scene." She
gets to play a witch in addition to being the
teacher and has fun with some off-stage voic-
es. Berenger Burkhart has attended ACT's
summer camp for several years, but this is his
first mainstage production. "My favorite scene
is when I have to put my face in the bowl of
oatmeal," he says. His character Randy is also
memorable for being so bundled up for winter
that he can't move his arms.
Director Toni D'Amico, who is the adult
leader of ACT's Teen Troupe, has directed

Art born ofloz

Amy Schrom is a.former Fernandina Beach
resident who moved away to the big city of
Jacksonville. Since she was 4-years-old and
drawing figures in three dimensions on a
chalkboard, she has been heading toward
becoming an artist.
She showed in the Shrimp Festival as a
high schooler at age 14, winning first place rib-
bons in several categories. A stay-at-home
mom, she began working in earnest to find
that art niche she yearned to fill as her nest
began to empty.
After experimenting with clay sculpture
she pulled out the oil paints and realized this
was her medium. She began with some kind of
inner urgency to quickly develop her painting
skills. She read, practiced and watched videos
of other artists teaching techniques, which
she absorbed like a sponge.
A short time later, her husband and best
friend was suddenly diagnosed with a rare
form of cancer and in a matter of three weeks
he was gone. She reflected on the sudden
urge to become proficent at her craft as linked
to this sudden turn of events that threw her
into a precarious situation. Now it became a.
necessity to use that skill she had been honing
as a survival skill.
Her world and that of gallery owner
Sandra Baker-Hinton collided when Baker-
Hinton's next-door neighbor came to ask some
advice for her artist daughter who wanted to
get her work shown in galleries. Baker-Hinton
gave her some hints, recommended a book to
read on self-promotion, then went inside to
look up this artist/daughter and see what her
work was like. Within minutes Baker-Hinton
was knocking o, her neighbor's door, saying,
"I want Amy's work in my gallery. She is
It is part of Baker-Hinton's personality to
encourage and mentor emerging artists, espe-
cially when they show such innate talent as
Amy Schrom. She works in a traditional style
of oil painting on board or canvas mounted on
board. She loves the figure, but is equally
skilled with portraits, flowers and still lifes.
Most of her paintings are in a smaller format,
making them perfect for gift giving.
Amelia Sanjon Gallery is proud to exhibit
this emerging artist's work along with all the
other artists it represents. The gallery is full of
one-of-a-kind art and collectibles. Amelia

"The Pirates of Penzance," "Play It Again,
Sam," and "You're A Good Man, Charlie
Brown" for ACT, but this is her first time
directing children. She says, "This show has
had a bigger impact on me than any show I
have ever directed. Directing children is an
invaluable experience. They are so excited
about this show and being at the theater and it
just reminds me how important it is that all
kids get a chance to experience the theater
from all angles."
During the run of the play, the theater
encourages guests to ACT Against Hunger by
bringing non-perishable food items for the
Barnabas Food Pantry and placing them in the
large gift-wrapped box in the lobby. Guests will
also enjoy the holiday decorations and music
in the lobby before curtain and may enter a
drawing for an authentic Leg Lamp.
This show offers families an opportunity to
attend the theater together. Tickets are $20
for adults and $10 for students through col-
lege. A season ticket for this show and the four
that follow is still available for $85. Tickets
may be purchased online at www.ameliacom-
munitytheatre.org or through the ACT box
office which is open from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on
Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays and 90 min-
utes before curtain on show dates. Call 261-
6749 for more information.


'.'Let's Dance," an oil painting by new
artist Amy Schrom, a former Fernandina
Beach resident now represented at
Amelia SanJon Gallery on Ash Street

Her husband and best friend was
diagnosed with a rare form of
cancer and in a matter of three
weeks he was gone. She reflected
on the sudden urge to become
proficent at her craft as linked to
this sudden turn of events.

SanJon Gallery is located at Ash and Third
streets in downtown Fernandina Beach. Call

CD release


late blues


ATIANTA- Landslide Records
announces the release of Sean
Costello: At His Best Live, a spe-
cial album of live performances
recorded by the late blues gui-
tarist/singer, featuring 16 tracks of
all previously unreleased live mate-
rial recorded in the U.S. and Europe
from 2000)-7.
This first ever completely live
album of Sean Costello performanc-
es includes 11 songs not on any
prior Costello release. Produced by
Fernandina Beach resident Michael
Rothschild, At His Best Live was
mastered by acclaimed
producer/engineer Rodney Mills
(Gregg Allman, Atlanta Rhythm
Section) and represents the essence
of Costello's unique artistry and
total devotion to the genre.
landslide Records is distributed
nationally in the U.S. by Select-0-
Hits. A portion of the royalties from
the sale of the album will benefit the
Scan Costello Memorial Fund for
Bi-Polar Research (www.sean-
Throughout At His Best Live,
Costello demonstrates why he was
tagged as a blues artist of immense
talent and potential at the age of 16,
and how he continued to deliver on
that promise up until his tragic
death in April 2008, just one day shy
of his 29th birthday.
It also documents the strong
overall musicianship Costello sur-
rounded himself with throughout
his career. In September 2009,
landslide Records released Sean's
Blues, a 20-track memorial retro-
spective collection culled from his
three commercial album releases
from 1996 through 2001, as well as
previously unreleased tracks, which
garnered rave reviews from fans
and critics alike.
Now, on At His Best Live, blues
fans who never got to see Costello
perform will hear what all the
excitement was about; and for those
fortunate enough to have experi-
enced a show in person, the new
CD will bring back vivid memories
of the energy force that drew audi-
ences from all over the world to this
incredibly talented musician.
"This CD release intends to
share the incomparable power and-
magic of Sean Costello's shows,"
writes blues writer Tom Hyslop in
the album's liner notes. "Drawing
from clean soundboard recordings
and warts-and-all, you-are-there
audience tapes alike, it offers a fair
representation of Costello's ever-
evolving musical reach, including
serious blues, sultry soul and R&B,
and rock 'n' roll.
"When performing songs from
his albums, Sean generally hewed
closely to the reference versions.
We have tried here to present rare
performances in which Costello
shook off those bonds and took
artistic flight. More difficult was
selecting the 'best' takes of blues
that Sean had not recorded, and
therefore approached with complete
liberty and palpable joy. On these
favorites, his improvisations were
reliably staggering, displaying his
playful sense of humor, impeccable
groove, chops and attitude. It was a
rare night that went by without
Costello pulling down stars from the
sky. Like his hero Johnnie Taylor,
he was just doing his own thing.
And how."
At His Best Live showcases
that special gift Sean Costello had to
interpret songs and truly make
them his own. The track list for the
album highlights his mastery of
Chicago blues, swing/jazz, funk,
rhythm and blues, soul and rock.
Highlights abound throughout the
CD: witness his amazing take on
Freddy King's "San-Ho-Zay," Lloyd
Glenn's "Blue Shadows," Magic
* Sam's "All Your Love," Lowell
Fulson's "Reconsider Baby" and
Johnny "Guitar Watson's "Motor
Head Baby" (wherein Sean ascends
to interplanetary heights with his
guitar work). Closing out the set is
Sean's version of Little Richard's
classic, "Lucille," which shows that
he could also rock out with the best
of them.




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candidates must possess a broad range
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candidates should have strong welding
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Experience working on forklifts is a
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to work on any shift. Excellent wage
and benefit package including health,
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chores, errands, adult/home sitting,
assist seniors, painting, carpentry,
installing fixtures, doors, etc.
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or (904)491-4383.

Small jobs welcomed. (904)583-1465

1 206 Child Care

NANNY needed for after school, five
days a week. 1 child kindergarten age.
Call (904)206-3330 for details.

301 Schools &
high paying Aviation Maintenance
Career. FAA approved program.
Financial aid if qualified Housing
available. Call Aviation Institute of
Maintenance (866)314-3769. ANF

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available. Financial aid if qualified.
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601 Garage Sales
226 SEA WOOD Fn, & Sat., Sam-
12pm. Coats, boots, sweaters, dolls,
tools, Pit puppies, fishing, toys.

1628 CALHOUN ST. Saturday only,
8am-2pm. Household items, women's
plus size clothes, very large Christmas
collection, Jaguars collectibles, gift
items, treadmill, & much more.

602 Articles for Sale

556-8581, come over & make offer.
DRIVERS Titicist: 910 D3 8.5, 910
D3 9.5, 907 D2 9.5, 905R 9.5, 905S
9.5, Callaway Diablo Octane 9.5.
IRONS Titleist Z8 Forged 3-PW, 735
CM 3-PW, 690 CB 3-PW, 670 4-PW,
Callaway X-16 Steelhead 3-PW. Lots of
wedges & putters, both new & used.

2-PC SECTIONAL SOFA, both ends
recline, micro fiber, $50, Matching end
tables, $25 for pair. Round coffee
table, solid wood, $35. (904)310-9625

DINING ROOM TABLE w/6 chairs &
china cabinet w/2 glass doors, dark
walnut, excellent condition. TV Table -
w/2 doors on bottom. (904)225-5598

11/26, 2-4pm. 233 S. 3rd St. Holiday
gift items. Cash & carry. (904)545-
1136 for more info.

window bright easy-to-read LED
display shows speed, time, pulse,
distance, incline, calories. Foldable
FeatherLIGHT liftsystem. Retails $600.
Asking $250/OBO. Call 556-4755.

603 Miscellaneous
PINE STRAW Convenient on island -
Sadler Road Premium 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.

802 Mobile Homes
TRAILER FOR SALE 1979 Skyline,
12x61, 2BR/1BA, very good condition.
Have title & ready to move. $5,000.

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

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

Price Reduction
Lake view / Close to ocean

809 Lots
FSBO R3 wooded, 87' W x 230' D.
Jasmine, near beach, greenway. Will
consider trade for or toward owner
financed home on island, in county.
$75,000. (904)415-6699, Michael.

811 Commercial/Retail
$325,000. Cafe-Reduced-$45,000 low
lease rate. Retail-Office lease space
from $9 psf Land-9 acres-$300,000 on
SR 200. Call Phil @ Amelia Coastal
Realty 904-556-4190

817 Other Areas

bank owned assets: AL, GA, NC & TN.
12/6, 7 & 8. Homes, acreage, resident-
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851 Roommate Wanted
$500/MO. Utilities included.
Beautiful brick home in quiet subdi-
vision, Nassauville area. Questions call
(904) 583-1695.

852 Mobile Homes
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WiFi included. (904)225-

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DW, remodeled, corner lot, CH&A.
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mo. + $400 dep. Service animals only.

NICE 2BR/1BA SW $600.
Spacious 3BR/2BA. $775. Water
included, Small pets OK. Yulec. CH&Air.
50x100 Lot. (904)501-5999.

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Furnished I
AT BEACH Eff. $145 wk. 1BR incI
cable & all utils, $225 wk/$950 mo. +
dep. ALSO 2&3BR SWMH, starting
$175 wk/$695 mo. + dep. 261-5034

8I 56Apartments
2BR/1BA unfurnished upstairs beach
;side unit at 832 N Fletcher. Covered
ocean view deck. Remodeled, through-
out. CH&A & washer/dryer. $925 w/6
month lease & $500 deposit. $10i off
2nd months rent w/6 month leave.
Utilities included except phone. Service
animals only & no smoking. Referenc-
es required. Call 277-3317 or email
rlemmond@comcast.net. .

Afforoarlie L.ing Rernt ir.:.m $5,60-
&"'47 for eligible .r.:.n rarnilie ,1 &
.2 Bedrooms. Post Oak Apartments
(904)277-761"' i ar,,i.: Accessible
apartments available "-This ir.-t.uticor.
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3BR/2BA lop fl.e:.r ,of dupile, i-b.:.
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and cEr, cilen &. tnbr.jt i162, rr5me plus
security. Ead'gr,_uLrd .:r..,:k i(
interested .:all (c904);553. -4A. -

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flooring trirougn.:.j't D up ,4a
a ,pliarice : "' tJ F I.:r.:hr up 'r ir ;
$995''mo d=, p |9'04,4 i3 .3- 0

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F arrJlie 1 , 2 ad1lu, *:,:'nlJ'
in gated, lakeside community with 24/7
fitness ctr, resort-style pool, tennis &

garage. $950/mo. Pool & tennis courts.
Svc. animals only. No smoking. Call

townhouse, screened porch, garage.
$1000/mo. Darllngton Realty (904)
261-8030. .
3BR/2BA, washer/dryer, 1-car garage,
gated, community pool, walk to Super
WalMart, one level walkup. $1,100/mo
+ utilities. Call (904,, 75-. -14-7 or 321-
fully upgraded. Starting at 5950/
mo. Please call (904)225-0886.

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3BR/2BA _.:r,..1r -,,rch r-irplwL,
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4BR/3BA ii.:kr, lld 3ge Subd.
'j.:.,,:, iloLri iir Eplae. 1350' mo
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3BR/1.5BA HOUSE ,'- r ard fll,
,:quippe-.3 Litch r, Pri.at.. '. J i lar tll,
Chester area. $900/mo. plus sec. dep.
3BR/1BA Service animals only.
$600/mo. + utilities + $550 sec. dep.
For information calI (847)867-3163.
Fireplace, cute, convenient to
shopping. $950. Available 12/1.
tlond. room, LR/'DR. garage "1 mile
from beach & Egans Creek paths.
$1600/mo + security dep. 7+ month
,lease. .(904)556-2535
FOR RENT 3/2. D/W oni Owens Road.
New carpet, washer and dryer with
unit. Tenant will be responsible for yard
upkeep: Must have verifiable
references r:. :o.: eppr.ti im1ll pets
allowed iilh r..:,r. rcunr:I ble. 'pet
deposit of I250 RRent is I''o rrme. due
on the 1st irltre.,_u pjrtl.es :~lI 904-
556-3414, leave your name and
3BR/2BA HOME .:,rf Earrwhll R.1
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,ard new riaro.'.l J iic:. Ir. n mrrin
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FOR RENT EI 16 block house,
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863 Office
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Ir LhluJ,.1.- sratlh:.r utillici :'jrc I',J rlmFI
nr tw,,ork parkir ii_,ariing %i9. I 11 0 mo
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Private Patios'
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Eastwoo Oak

City Apartments
with Country Charm!
Clowe to schools & shopping.
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S 37149 'Codd Circle ailliard, FL
|lon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30
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95330 Spinaker -7'. f. 4BR :3.5B\
.',r..i.'-'_u ,':OI fln "vic 1 hu ''l ILC loc.tced in
rL i. :LcLi..sivc _\ rn-liU Iland Con'luflutilt
of Sumin er Bj:13 c. Grand TWo 5EitL,'v
Li, inL rroC t.i1 \ li tirt place. pl .ite
lir:u'v i tficte -.' Fueplace, gou.ni et
kirchln .' ith 1lu-ghn Ld fapphiian Suirt *:l['i-r? Si!iil'gLec irtlOi- ',.,'i1t t. iing,
6lL CICOL.1i. Li[SCi _3.1Ith f ,J[t> r'is -.epar.iteC
v.tn'iries, ,l.C.e shnov.er and over',i'ed
jetcJ ruib. C,:iiiminiLMi, P11ol.. AVaLiable
fuIll fi irn-ihedi ('In .Olani d. .'ui- ni ,

9613C0 Piney Island 1i(6n. sf.
3BR 3B.\ i:FlciJ.' bcach style house
!,'..:ed ci'n P.inc 1.sland iur.t of \Amli.
llr1.11.J. '.,ier:1 upi dr.ided Kitchenl
o-rClo-...-l.:i n,, tht largc i anuh Ro,.,nm.
D ,.., -r i., -.'.LiT roi rn fo- f: tanliilv
re.Lci .l T,.rt. c 'r1 _i r I cia r..i l P.-' ..!." (E i ff
Island. 1 l: 551i mo '-

96928 Buccaneer -. 15') 1 sf. BR /2B_\
Si,h irliL-in hoIme !,-loc, cd under tihe
canopy of oaks .on lu.iccrficer Trail.
C ir,,I, p icnlv crr).-atcd but still retains the
c'tgn, .il I'c.-t t ofpt t '111 ]' ..i d ceilings.
Th..r. car'garage. Pets ok. On ,land.
S1. 00/mo

86201 Sand Hickory 2437 .
4BR 2.5l.\ FJ-ckur-, Vllagc tMu story
,'.i-itiun \'a.ll lt d 'tincec to cwl- ools.
ip 'r.itdeJ 1Ki tchen \\ilth gr.itc courtlIer
trup opclini to [:tm1ilv Rooni ',x-di
fticlacc! l ',rni.nal Li-iar & DLunn
R.:iomLs. Three large Bedr:ooms upstairs
,W, i ,la .it Su.1itc do.vn. Securing &8
Lr'nITaluon s',t'.rLm Pl-ts .:,k. C)ft Island.

86116 Caesars 12-4 sf. 3BR 2BA\
ho.iuse in ne\lh bi.ulh subdiv\iton. \ e'U
:[ppoinreJ kitchen irh eatin. 1irea..
f,:.i.strr ut.c 'rith t\r i wo clIosict. T-',o cir
garage. and iurigarion ,iv,,rcm. I.a-r.c
tfamil' ittin.m open to kirchcn. 1ker-s ok.
( ff Island. S1l.iiC5 'mo

314 S, 14th 1836, sf. 2BR'1.5BA
i'.sland cltrue home -.vitli oversized
fenced min bacl k..l-r and large deck for
LncI.t.'t!iinin'. Pets Ailowevd On IlLiand.
-SO r 'n mo + .

Amelia Lakes:- 806 sf. iBR/1BA
gioundi flo] unl I.IIi -, \nie.i Laikes krwih.li
new c.'rpct thr,,Ut,!h,'ur. ( 'pL-n kitclicn.
ceiling .fans and screened porch
oi c\-erl.king the lakec. Pets ok. Off
Island. 1.-51,'mo


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* 631 Tarp.n Are. Unit E 367 (FTrnandina Shore_.l 117S-.f 402 S. Ihth Stree., Unit B -I IBF 1B\ D n. a.itr. unr1r L
-'Eli'. 1 36 ., FiU' [IJ LL,:'A,: 'I'. n .. '. I I': I'... .. r. ,,: V% r, E .. ..r, i .. L ilj,: $ 500
li,: i1.: ,:.14 Lurl 1. I.. ,1 -. :I..:l. : i J l ". l. 402 S. I th Scr l r[nit ,\ -l B I F.\ D., n- La ; unr. ti
*1175- L 8 triplex. W/D hook-ups inside. $675
* 1542 lisa Avenue (The, Park Subdivision) 884sf 402 S. 11th Street, Unit C 3BR/1BA Upstairs unit in
i,.'.: l lF t l.- .I ,t, .. *,.u l,. ... rl,, W /D hook-upsinside. $795'
1-.lr, s ,1. p #. r' 2741 Forest Ridge Drive, Unit I-1 (Forest .Ridge
I. if ir i : o 1j r _i' U t L li h d 1. j'l .. i i le T I. ir 1 ',- n '. i r, .
.,'ir, .:..LnL rJ. r, I :, .- ,:i r, I 1 .,Ir, [ ..,1 ".'i ,l Cundo.minium )' 2BER 'B&A Dining in family room, open
$1450 I I, I,., i.- I, .:i. pan. carpet, ceramic tile and vinyl, mini
40.1 'arpon ,Aenue S322 (Oedi, Parlk Condc.ninunis) 1i.r. .,.: .'.d pil... ,]...-.. Clubhouse, tennis courts andcom-
1432sf- ': 2t?. _-B. i:.:.nrur ,ir .,.1..:. l.11.r L..I. .ril 0 .-.'m. iut i.:. l so00o : .
in.:.r" iirI, ull r I 1.. Liii. ArJ ..u-5Alc :iul 'I;,n i,. 2040 Village Lane ('Iland Village Subdivision) 1587sf
ir. .' -.,i ..l.:.:. p rr.i-h ,0,- [ -'i ,...a'i .:.r I '- t.. l- r.iE- F.. B ,1. l,. rI :-., .:.rn cul-de-sac'with 2 master baths, one
n -. r ,r .. ; I :.. ,:[ r.:. dn,. in u liJ r r.-c'..:.m .::et pantry,.
.:. r ,-',. i .i.:.,il ,1 t li,:-rI v. ,l [.: ,,: 1,,. I. V. :I,., Dr,..r .' ,ip. i and vinyl tile. 'liir ..blihn J:. i! ,. i.:,., covered
'.lr. .'r. ndh [.-.n[T. .'. .J :.Q t. i lJ. ri,:. ,:i ircr softener.rrigation system and 2 car garage.
rd Home also on Salers Mark $1500 Lawn careincluded. Available December 1st. $1200
S2005 Beachwood Rad t la land Paa 1700 95024 Sandpiper Loop ($Sandpiper Villas) 2693sf -
iF' ,iS[-[E ,) liOFI i Istir iSlIl)Fr 3 ':.
r,:.,1n, .-, h ..: ., ,, l,. i ,l,.: 4 l,,i'J ; ) l.,, ,,1: 3rE, .7 T :. Ch, .:. AifiuLrJ ui with Ocean view, for-
mo -.. .,f t..~ih C Li d.. :m urui, ,. uar, ,:i .... : r, i. l ..n.i1 1r J brt il lf E[ -ir -:4, -mrpet and ceramic tile,
J. :I ... p.j ii. ..-jn.. r.1 ,q.lj'r.-uindJT '.'.ih,[E, Lr.: woodshutters, fireplaceinlivingroom, watersoftener, vaulted
I ar,: .ir, p:-.:... [irr.:l '.. .... i t ii.dlu,.ld $1 95 ceilings, elevator, communitypooland2-cargarage. Available
NoWir 2100
* 1942 Springbrook Road (Egans Bluff Subdii.i onI 20644 COMMERCIAL RENTALS
- 4BF. :-'. Full I.j.h r L.ll,. ..i ,! ui. i7-l. 00-: Amelia ParkeTowne Center Officespace,.4,500sfwill
cable/satellite TV ready, private yard/courtyard with fenced-in divide '
., ard 'ir.J ji. Available January 1st $1750 -Atlantic Ave @ 14th 1,600sfoffice $1,300/mo
* 86048 Knotted Oak Way (Hickory Village Subdivision) 502Centre St (MaxwellBdg) individualoffices
: 1677sf 4BR/2BA Open floor plan with cat-in kitchen. Carpet. street &4th (Swan Bdg) individu offices
f 4BR2 A 'v o t .e *tCentre Streetr& 4th (Swan Bldg) individualoffices
and vinyl.floors. Covered back patio opens to fenced-in back .
1799 US HWY 17 -1196sf Commercial building,
yard. Conveniently located near schools, shopping and 1-95. 2-.* U,0
car garage $1350 $100/mo.
* 97493 Cutlass Way (Pirates Woods Subdivision) 2460sf.? Sadler Road 625sf building on 1 acre lot. $1,500
3BR/2BA -. Two Master Baths, formal dining area, eat-in S. 14th' Street (Jasmine Plaza) Approx. 2400sf.
:U.:-.c c t.it F, M-i ,r; i .r oJ. .:l1,d ui.,lut..J .:.:.u.- :iri,, Commercial space $10/sf ...
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$525,000 4701 Riggin Drive $195,000 On the golf course MLS# 53844
3BR/2BA 2667 s. f.- MLS#56095 4BR/4BA, 3,082 s.f. w/granny flat
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$325,000 322 Ocean Park $150,000 The Colony
2BR/2BA Beautiful Ocean Views MLS# 56355 --2BR/2BA
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1,407 s.f. 2BR/2BA
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