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A greedy pelican thoroughly enjoys scraps from Atlantic Seafood
at the city boat ramp on the Amelia River.

Candidates file

finance reports

News Leader

The two remaining candidates for
Fernandina Beach City Commission
have filed legally required campaign
treasurer's reports with the,Nassau
County Supervisor of Elections. The
reports reflect money raised and
spent before Nov. 28.
They show that partisans of
Forward Fernandina have shifted:
support from Commissioner Eric
Childers, who lost his reelection bid
last month, to candidate John,
Campbell Elwell.
Elwell faces Sarah Pelican, an
ardent opponent of the Forward*
Fernandina, strategic .plan, in
Tuesday's runoff election. The winner
joins new commissioner Charles
Corbett, who defeated incumbent
Susan Steger last month, in -.taking
office on the.city commission Dec. 20.
Elwell has been skeptical about

Electon Tuesday
Voters inay. go to the polls from
7-*..a;to7 p.m. Tuesday for the
runoff eleotibn for a city commis-
sion.seat. Polling places are the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center and the. Martin Luther
King Jr./plm Street Center.

Forward Fernandina, criticizing how
it was implemented and some of its
tenets. But his financial supporters
include Adam Kaufman, vice presi-
dent of the Amelia Island Fernandina
Restoration Foundation and the pri-
mary proponent of Forward
Fernandina, who gave $250.
Other contributors include Donna
Paz Kaufman, former president of
Friends of the Library, Fernandina
Beach, a proponent of a new library
ELECTION Continued on 4A

'Stiff punishment' for

hazing at high school


"Stiff punishment" has been
imposed on students involved irr a haz-
ing incident at Fernandina Beach High
School, a Nassau. County school offi-
cial said Wednesday.
Police continue to investigate an
allegation that members of the. high
school wrestling team paddled afresh-
man wrestler, leaving him bruised and
battered, on Nov. 28.
The wrestling program has been
suspended until 'the investigation is
completed, said Sharyl Wood, execu-
tive director of administrative servic-

'We want to make it clear to parents who might
be worried and other students... ifyou do this,
you will suffer serious consequences."
+ ,- ,- -.--.. - .
es. She anticipated that might take, the punishment ulher than to'say thel e
another week or so. will be "serious consequences," but
Th'e investigation into student said none of the students will be
behavior has been finished, and about expelled from school
five students will be punished, Wood
said. She declined to be specific about HAZING Continued on 3A

Electricity fee rse to pay

for Forward Fernandina

Fernandina Beach Commissioners
unanimously approved Tuesday an
increase for local electricity customers
to pay for an initial Forward
Fernandina debt of about S2 million
Commissioners also approved a
new natural gas franchise agreement,
also with Florida Public Utilities, that
might ultimately help pay for some of
the strategic plan's costs.
Commissioners also chose local
engineering and planning firm
McCranie & Associates for project
management/communication servic-
es for some Forward Fernandina proj-
ects for the city downtown and water-
front. The cost for those services could
be up to 8250,000, according to the
city manager.
The electrical franchise fee
increase with Florida Public Utilities
brings the fee up to 5.05 percent from
4.55 percent. The additional 55 cents
per $100 paid by customers will go to ..
pay off a loan for Forward Fernandina.
Commissioners last month
approved a $1.9 million loan that will
finance the first phase of the contro-
versial strategic plan. The loan com-
prises a revenue note from SunTrust
bank for a total debt service of 82.3 mil-

7 learned lot along the way. I learned
that ourcity staff is great. This is
one of the best commissions
we've had in recent history.'


lion at a 15-year fixed rate of 2.68 per-
cent The maximum annual debt serv-
ice for the city was calculated at
,- The loan will cover Phase I of tht.
Forward Fernandina -trategki plan
that was spearheaded by the Amelia
Island Fernandina Restoration
Foundation earlier this year
"The proposed debt service repay-
ment pursuant to the adopted F2 plan
is to be derived from a small incre-
mental increase in the electrical fran-
chise fees." a city document states
That rate will be adjusted according to
how much comes in from future nat-
ural gas franchise fees and Community
Redevelopment Area revenues as
waterfront economic growth gener-
ates additional tax income.
In a presentation at the meeting.
FPU Regional Manager Mark
Cutshaw said that pipelines carrying

natural gas would be placed under the
Shave Bridge and into Fernandina
Beach next year through a partner-
ship with TECO/Peoples Gas and
Peninsula Pipelines Cutshaw said the
company would directionally bore
under thlie lntracoastal Waterway using
12-inch steel pipes 60 feet under-
Accordingto Cutshaw, gas servic-
es are projected to commence in
Septeniber.2012. with comnriercial
businesses and new construction
being the first customers, and with
later expansion to residential neigh-
borhoods Cutshaw also noted gas
main installation has already begun
on South 14th Street. in the unincor-
porated area of the island.'
A franchise fee to be collected fiom
natural gas customers and paid to the
FEE Continued on 3.-A

City seeks grant to prove
ty. .s ,* *+

airport runway, with
ANGELA DAUGHTRY 22 should be a lower-angle non-preci- requ
News-Legder sion approach that would require more A
trees to be cut than a higher-angle said
City commissioners have agreed visual approach has 1
to seek $1.4 million from the Federal. Earlier this year. residents protest- many
Aviation Administration for improve- ed a proposed city plan to tut trees on long
ments to a runway at Fernandina nearby city property to bring in rev- way,
Beach Municipal Airport. But they enuewhile meeting federal safety stan- a yea
also requested that more research be dards for non-precision approaches pilot:
done on whether the city needs addi- Residents voiced opposition to the pus- John
.tional non-precision runways that sible.loss of trees on the city golf Pi
might require the clearing of trees. course, in a nearby recreation 'area es dui
'According to a city document, the and around their neighborhoods. such
FAAwill not award the funds until the According to Andrew Holesko of when
improvement project has been Passero Associates, the airport has "P
designed and bid, so commissioners two designated non-precision instru- a hig
Tuesday'also approved initial design ment runways, 13 and 22. Four other accoi
and mapping by engineering consult- runways are designated as visual said,
ants Passero Associates at a cost of approaches. Non-precision runways, Ther
about $114,000. Improvements include Passero said, have lower-angle plane of ou
pavement rehabilitation and removal of approaches, so tall obstacles such as A
runway objects such as trees, trees are more of a consideration. The comic
Much of Tuesday's discussion, airport, he said, has no precision-
however, centered on whether Runway instrument approaches, which would A

ire even lower obstacle removal.
airport Manager Richard Johnson
after the meeting that Runway 13
been a non-precision runway for
y years. Runway 22, the airport's
est and the only FAA-funded run-
has been non-precision for about
ir and is being used as such by
s in spite of risky tree heights,
son said
lots use non-precision approach-
iring adverse weather conditions
as low cloud cover, Johnson said,
n visual approaches are not safe.
'lanes come in (to Runway 22) at
gher than normal approach (to
unt for existing trees)," Johnson
"but it is not a good situation.
e are (tree) problems at a number
r approaches."
according to Johnson, previous city
missi6ns asked for Runway 22 to
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FRIDAY. DECEMBER 9. 2011 NEWS News-Leader


Roger Crenshaw
Mr. Roger Crenshaw, age
64, longtime resident of
Fitzgerald, GA, presently a res-
ident of Fernandina Beach, FL
passed away on Monday after-
noon, December 5, 2011 at the
Acosta Rua Center for Caring in
Jacksonville, FL
Born in Wilcox County, GA,
he was one of nine children
born to Clara Mae Youngblood
Crenshaw and the late Williamni
Howell Crenshaw. '
Mr. Crenshaw worked pro-
fessionally as. a Diesel
Instructor at
Ben. HIll Irwin
Tech ni c,a 1
School in
Fitzgerald, GA.
During his 31
years of teach-
ing, hesaw the original school
become known 1as the East
CentralTechnical College. Mr.
Crenshaw taughtsmall engine
repair. ad, in conjunction with
Toyota backing, wrote the cur-
riculum and. implemented the
first fork lift repair -and safety
course for that area.
Mr. Crenshaw was a mem-
ber -of the Central, United,
'Methodist Church in Fitzgerald
Where he had served as Class
President of the Covenant
Sunday School'Class.
.He;was a U.S. Army Veteran
and a former member of the'
Fitzgerald Lions Club..
He leaves behind, his wife of
40 years,. Sue R., Crenshaw.
their children, Roger Clayton
Crenshaw (Melanie), Kenzie
Suzanne Crenshaw, Craig
Howell 'Crenshaw; all of
Fitzgerald, GA, his mother.
Clara Mae Crenshaw, Wilcox
County, GA, two brothers.
Norman Crenshaw, Rochelle.
GA, Sam Crenshaw; Cordele,.
A i: -2.i v. Shirley Gray,
S Albany. GA. Elaine Strickl:nd.
Rochelle, GA, -Anita Wrigih1l.
Cordele, GA. Minnie Baile'v.
Cordele. GA, Patty White.
Atlanta. GA. Gina Muoire,
Cordele. GA. one granddaugh-.
ter. Kadence Crenshaw
and countless nieces and
Memorial sei vices will be
held at 11.00 o'clock am, on
Saturday, December 17. 2011
at-theCentral United Methodist
Church, Fitzgerald, GA 'vith
Ithe Reverend,Keith Goodlet
jaitr4Assopiaf-YPastor Bj Funk,
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
the Armrican Cancer Society.
PO. Box 2271-', Oklahoma Cirty.
OK 73123-1718 or to
Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida, 4266
Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville,
FL 32257
Please share his life story
at www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxiey Heard Funeral Direotori

Gilbert William
Gilbert William Griffiths, 78,
of Fernandina Beach, FL, died
Tuesday, December 6, 20.11, in
Jacksonville, FL, following a
lengthy illness.
He was born January 12,
1933, in Blakely, PA, son of the
late William and Margaret
Kadar Griffiths. Raised in
. Dickson City and Wilkes-Barre,
. PA, Mr. Griffiths served:in the
U.S. Marine.Corps during the
Korean War. He was retired
from the U.S. Secret Service
and the Federal Law
Enforcement Training Center,
where he was as a legal instruc-
tor. Mr. Griffiths and his family'
moved from Olney, MD, to
Brunswick, GA, in 1976, where
he lived for 22 years before
moving to Fernandina Beach.
He is survived by his daugh-
ter, Christine Griffiths df
Fernandiha Beach, and several
nieces and nephews. In addi-.
tion to his parents, Mr.. Griffiths
was preceded in death by his
wife of 40 years, Lucinda Hurley
Griffiths, and twq sisters,
Shirley O'Connor and Dorothy
A memorial service will be
held in Fernandina Beach at a,
later date.

Lavernme Dixon Jones
Laverne Dixon Jones, 86, of
Jesup, Ga. died. Tuesday,
December 06, 2011 in the
Altamaha Health Care Center
after an extend-d illness under'
the -are of Hospice of Sooith.
The Pierce County, Ga.
native had lived, in Wayne-
County. Ga must of her lit":.
was a member of Calvary
Baptist Church. the-Calvary
Sunshine, Group, Faithful.
Friends Sunda&ySchool Class,
and a homemaker. .
Sh>e was pred.:ceased by her
husband, Cutis 1I Jones, and
a son, James C. Jones.
Survivors are a daughter
and son-int1'l'.'v, Jean and
Charles KickliulIitr of Amelia
Island. Fla a daughter-in-law.
Lola JornesJaniAky olSL Sirnons
Island, Ga .a biotlher and sistei-
in-law. Ward and Dottie Dixon
of Jesup. Ga.. a sister, Evel',-
Gibson of W\Vaycrcss, Ga 6
grandchildi.hn, Belinda :ind
Ronnie Williams'of Jesup, Ga.,,
Lisa anri, W.-nldell y-Ryan-aiof
Springfield, Ga Darren and.
Diane Jones of Brunswick, Ga.,
Kimberly and Nick Cardwellof
Glastonbury. Ct., Kevin
Kicklighter of Hyannis. MNa-,.
Brian and Cindv Kicklightei ot
'Meriden,'Conn greal-grand.
-children,' several great-great-
grandchildren; several nieces
and nephews '"
Funeral services will be 2,
PM. today, Friday,. December 9.
2011 at Rinehart and Sons

Funeral Home Chapel wi
Rev. Vann Dempsey ar
Rev. Jim Tippins office
Interment will be in Little
Cemetery. Active pallbi
will be her family. Hon
pallbearers will be the
bers of the Faithful S
School Class and the Sun
Group of Calvary B
Visitation will be 1 to
prior to services from the
al home:
Rinehart and Sons Funeral

Aurelia Patton
''Aurelia "Betzi" Patto
Passed av. ay Wi:h-idsday
ing, December 7, 20
Chapel Hill, NC. She'wa
.April 2,1936 in Jacksonvi
and made her hom
Fernandina Beach, FLfo
20, years before movie
North Caroline three yea
Mrs. Patton enjoy
family, traveling and spe
time with her grandchi
She was an award-wi
,, seamstress. -
* Survivors include
daughters, Kim Patt
Durham, NC and Kay ]
of Juneau, AK; a son, R
Russell Patton (Jill
Marinette, WI; her
Melissa A. Mincey, of Fra
NC; eight grandchildren
four great-grandchildrer
Graveside funeral se
.will be held at 11:00
Tuesday. December 1
Eu banks Cemetery
The fariily ill re
l ends tririi i, ii until .$:I
Monday atI Green Pine Fu
For more inforinat,io
to sign Mrs Parton's o
guest book please Vis
Green" Pine. web'sit
Green Pine Funeral
Barbara Number
Graveside Services for
B:rbai a Nut nb
Stevenson, 90, who entered into
December 5,2 111, will b
ducted today, Fridaymorn
11 o'clock in Sunset
Cemetery. The Rev. Roy
(,iticiatiing -
of North Augusia. having
'iYulee her home foir the
years She wasa member
Fi st Baptist Church of
Augustra, tit L. w isJ'I"ly S
School Class and the
Table Bridge Club.
N Mrs Stevenson was !
ceased by hei husband,
E. Stevenson, and her pa
SStanlev and Catherine I
N urnbergi
Survivors include he

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ith the and daughter-in-law, Bill and
id the Mary Stevenson, Yulee, FL; two
eating. grandchildren, Katie Stevenson
Creek and Brandon Stevenson; her
wearers brother and his wife, S. L.
iorary "Buddy" and Bobbie
mem- Nurnberger, North Augusta.
unday The family will receive
shine friends at the graveside follow-
laptist ing the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials
2 PM. may 'be made to Community
funer- Hospice, 96084 Victorias Place,
Yulee, FL 32097.
IHome P6sey Funeral Directors of.
up. Ga. North Augusta in charged of
arrangements (803-278-1181).
Visit the .registry online at
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meoi n-' P:"'ey Fhn,ni,i- Drea:,,r ,
11. in NorthAugusta. Ga.,
lle, FL Edward W Vail. Jr.
te in
roverr Edward W. Vail, Ji 51. of
ng. to FernandinaBeachi. Florida died
rs.ago. suddenly MNilday. December
d her 5. 2011 H- was born' in
ending Portsmouth N(eW Hampshire
ldren. and recently retired from Naval
nning Air Station, Jacksonville, FL.
SHe had ap-
two prenticed as.an
on of electrician at
Patton f Pli' r I rn 0 uth
tobert '.' Naval Shipyatd,
1) of- in. Portsmouth,
sister, New Hamp-
inklin,' shire and trans-
n and ferred'to Naval Subnmarine Base
. Kings Bay, Georgia in 1993 He
rvices enjoyed coaching his son and
a.m. r. friends in basketball and soc-
13, at cer and was known by manyas
:in 'Coach Eddie"
He was an avid sports fan,
receive enjoying the Patriots, Red Sox
10 p.m., 'and Celtics. as well as actually
qneral playing softball. basketball, golf,
Scads, chessand hewasagreat
n and cook.
n-line He is survived by 'his son,
it il he Edward.W. Vail, III of Fernan-
e at. 'dina Beach, FL, his daughter,
om.' I. Oliia T. 'VailofYo: k. Maine, his
IHome longtime girlfri-znd Bonnie
O'Connor of Mobile. Alabanma
ger and Fernandina Beach, FL a
sister Jacqueline Vail of
'FernandinaBeach. FL.a sister
rMrs. Teriry LeeVittum and her hus.
erger jand Richard ft H:HolI Hill, FL.
lorida. a sister Lorraint' Vall and hel
rest. husband Deiald Lee of Rancho
econ- Cutcamunga, CA, a 'niece,
ningat Michelle Farrar. her husband
t Hill 'Eric and their son.Loagan of
Kiser. Exeter; NH., his best friend,'
Michael Shield and his wifei
nail-,: Becky,.,qf. t.P.:-te_ s:bdi g. Fla.
mad,= many fellowship friends, previ-.
past 4 ous co-wol kers and longtime
of the friends from Portsniouth NH..
North 'and Fernandina Beach, FL
unday A gathering of family and
Little friends will beheld today,
Friday, December 9th from.
prede- 4:00 pm to 7)00 pm at the home
James of Jerry& Mary Gries a( 96064
rents, Parliament Drive, Fernandina,
Plumb FL at Nassau 'Lakes off of.
Nassauville Road. .
er son Please share his life story at
Si ley Heard FuneralDirectors


Timothy L. Sianecki, 71,
died on Thursday morning,
,Dec. 8, 2011. Arrangements
were incomplete at time of pub-
lication. .
Green Pine Funeral Home


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 meet-
ing from 6:30-8 p.m. Contact
Don Lyons at 432-8194, or by
cell at (978) 758-0561.
OptimiSt clubs
The Yulee Optimist Club
meets every Tuesday at
noon at Murray's Grille on ,
A1A in Yulee. Call 753-0091.

The Fernandina Beach
Optimist Club. meets each.
W.-dnesday froi no ion.l pm...
at the Fernandina Beach
Golf Club Call BDe nice
Kelley at 261-7923 or Barb
Kent at 2774071.
Rotary clubs
The Rolary Club ol
Feirnandina D.:ach meets
eah i Wednesday iomni 11 30
a i -m -lp m. at the Florida
House Inn on South Third'
Street Dec 14 will feature a
talent show by club mem-
b-Irs Call Melanie Ferreira'
at 321-5675. ,
' .* '-
The Rotary Club of
Amelia Island Sunrise meets,
each Friday from 7:30-8:30',
a.m. at the Ferinandina
Beach Golf Club on Bill
.Melton Road Contact
President Katey B :-en at
kateybreen@'comcast.net or
visit wwwanieliaislandro- '
tary.com. -
Gun courses
Gary W. Belson Associ-
ates Inc. offers gun courses
at the Range & Educational--:
Training Center in Nassau
C'i.unty A Concealed ,
\Veapon License Course will.
be offered D-c 12 and 15at
Sp m A Basic with Defen-
sive Tactics Cuurse will be
offered Dec 10 and 17 at
7.45 a m Contact Belson at
491-8.35S. 476-2037 or abel-
son,4bellsoulh.n-tl lVisit :
wv.w.The B-lsiuniGoup.com.
Troop 89, Fernandina
-Reach's 75-year troop spon-
,orted by the Rotar'' Club, is
l-.-i.iLing Frl';ind-l i5 l Scouring
Vi. ih its annual Christmas-
I e -' sale at theI ,:'i'i'cli. fi '.
14th Street and Sadler Road
Jazz service
Jazz up your holiday spirit
at a creative s-rvice featur-
ing the jazz en-zmble at New
V' vision Congregational
Church, 96074 Chester ..
Road, Yulee, Dec. 11 at 10
a.m with Larry Nadei, bass;
Darren Ronan.drums, and
Jane Lindberg, piano Visit.
wwvw New\'isionC-ngregatido'
nalChurch oi y or contact the
Rev. Mary Kendrick Moore
at (904) 238-1822.
AARP meets
Local' Chapt.;r 460S of the
East Nassau C..unt' AARP
will meet Dec 1.', at 1 p m. at
the Council on Aging (across
Irom Baptist Medical Center
Na-sau) Members are :
urged to attend and bring a

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friend to join. Dues are $7.50
and you must be a member
of the national organization
to re-sign for 2012.
An ElderSource Board of
Directors Governance
Committee meeting will be
held at 11 a.m. Dec. 13 by
conference call to cover gen-
eral committee business and
to consider an application for
board membership. For
information call (904) 391-
6670. A budget/finance com-
mittee meeting is at 1 p.m.
Dec. 14 in the board confer-
ence room at ElderSource,
4160 Woodcock Drive,
Second Floor, Jacksonville.
Call itc()4 t391-6670. The pub-
lic is invited.
Sergeants meet,
The Air Force Sergeants
A..-.ociatiorl. Chapter 559,.
will meet Dec. 13 at noon at
the Golden Cot ral restau-
rant.'4250 Southside Blvd.
Jacksonville For inori nation
contact CMSGT (Ret.) John
L Ramsey at 415-266-4
Network lunch
Network with local busi-, '
nesskmnen (and rnen) in a
stress-free, business build-.
iig atmosphere from 11:30
a.m -1 p.m. Dec 14 at the
Amnelia National Golf and
Country Club The goal of
lWomien On A Mission To
Earn Commissiiii
(WOAMTEC) is to create a
positive networking atmos-
phere where seasoned pro-
fessionals come togeiht.r to
share ideas, offer support
and look for solid business
alliances. Lunch is $15. To
RSVP and for information .
visit www woamtec com or
contact Lisa J Buben. chap-
rei director. al.t 734) 341-
5,507 or lisa'3-bubenoffice

The Alzheintier's Demen-
tia Support Group for
Nassau Counr t-ineets the
third Thursday of each
month fiom 1-2 p.m. at the
Council on Aging. 1367/
Sourh ISth St The next
miri-.ing is Dec 15 Anyone
with' an interest is invited to I
attend. For info riiFation 'call
Ann Smith, RN, at 491-3222.
Free dinner
Springhill Baptist Church
will serve'meals for individu-
als and familie- in need in
the al ea on Dec. 15 from 5-'
6:30 p m. at the church,
941017 Old Nassauville
Road. Meals are-normally
served on the fourth
Thursday of each month
Thle church als delivers
meals to those who cannot
come. On the day of the
meal if possible, anyone
attending, or needing a meal
delivered, should call 261-.
4741, ext 110 in advance. For.
information, call Robyn
Stuckey at 5S3-32.O0.


S A Afire gutted
5 the entire top'
Floor of Rayonier
YEARS Inc.'s offices on
S. Fourth St.
December 7, 1961
25 The communi-
t fy mourned the
5" "shooting death of
YEARS'Emma Love
Hardee Elemen-
l" 1 itary School :
teacher Deanna Jones.
December 11, 1986
"4 .Rayonier Inc.
10 l I gifted 750 feet of
.... .. historic train
YEARS tracks to the
... .... Yulee Historical
Society for its
David Levy Yulee park.
: I December 7, 2001.


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1 9. *-Saturday, December 10th
0 10:00 am 4:00 pm

... lat the Yulee Sports Complex
| on Goodbread Drive in Yulee e

i Parade will begin at 10:00 am followed by Live Entertainment,
Santa Pictures, Art and Craft Vendors, Food, Bouncies,
Fu and Pony Rides. '
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TEE Continuedfrom lA
city has yet to be determined.
After hearing sales pitches
from four project management:
firms Hill International, PDI,
URS and McCranie &Associ-
ates commissioners also
made a unanimousdecision
with no discussion to choose'
McCranie & Associates, the,
only local firm of the four, to,
manage the first phase of the
Forward Fernandina strategic
"It's a big piojectforusand
for taxpayer dollars., but it's not
a huge project," said Vice
Mayor Tim Poynter. "We want
people to think about dollars
spent locally. Every dollar spent
locally stays in the community"

Conlinued.from L4
be designated non-precision in
part because the other non-pre-
cision runway's pavement was
ri not in good shape That run-
way has since been improved
Holesko noted at the meet-
ing the number of trees to be
Scut to accommodate the non-
precision approach would be
determined by a mathematical
angle. He also said there are
airports that do not comply
wilh federal tree standards, but
that his company was current-
i ly in the process of removing
i thousands oftreesata Palatka
"In the case of (Runway) 22,
a goodly amount of trees will
have to be taken out," Johnson
said, although he was unable to
say specifically just how many.,
S"Ias airport manager. am con-
cerned "
S.. Resident Beth Foster told
commissioners that it was"not
too late to tell FAA the city does

Contuimed from L-1
"I can say that the allega-
tions that were made were
found to be true." Wood said.
"The school district has
imposed stiff punishment," she
said. "We don't want this to go
on in the school" *
The parents of one wrestler
told police CapL David Bishop
and Assistant Principal Spencer
Lodree the incident happened
after school when the wrestler's
teammates struck him more
than '14times -with -a paddle' '
PulfA e 'sa'jd iri'urielsto'the
victim's buttocks were so
severe that large bruises
lingered three days after

However, there were some
questions by residents about
the integrity of the bidding
Resident Andrew Curtin
said the city had previously
sent out requests for propos-
als to do the job, then picked
two firms and found out later
that it was a violation to evalu-
ate less than thi ee firms.
'1 think the whale process
was tainted,"'Curtin said. "I'
* thiik you should have started
all over."
Resident Lynn Williarms
complained the project man-
agement'firm was not neces-
*sary, and that the city should
save its money. He noted engi-
neering consultant Zev Cohen,
which has been involved in

not want new instruments
approaches 'Onc-e the
approaches are published.'this
becomes a comilplinc' Issue "
"There are a hal of sccnarit,:s
you can cume up w-,ith." said
Vice Mayor Tirn Poyntel, "but
we have a lot ,.tf great trees,
and this is a small island. I'm
not sure why ie're doing this
(non-precision runwa i that's
a lot of sacrifice to alloh-, a plante
to land in a cir-sswirid. Tlhes
trees have been around for
thousands of years
"We need to mral:e sule
we're not being bound into a
decision (wherai) w%, don't
know what w-ere doingc" said
Conunissioner Arkl-ne Fllktff
"We're also in the process :of
doing an evaluation for a rman-
agernent model %,e shi-uld
ask the evaluation coarniciiii- .1f
(this nun-precision runway is
where we want to go This air-
port lives in a neighborhood
with trees. We have to fic uie
out the best way t,:, let evci yone

the incident
"It was delci mined It., be a
hazing evenl" W.,.,d said. The-
school district has a specific
policy against hazing, which
has been in the nvew.s lately
because of the hazing deatil uf
a student in the Floridia A&lM
"We want to mak-e it clear
to parents who might be ws.r-
ried and other students if
you do this. you will suffer
serious consequ,:nces." Wood
FBHS Principal Janre .Arrild
is conducting the'irav..s -ttiaal.k,n.r
ch'. h onin.l e- t. ., t n inrl.-r'altr '
role of wrestling coarhlies in lthe
hazing and w whether there will
be consequences foi their

many city projects, was capable
of doing the work.
"We needn't spend money
at all with this firm," Williams
said. "Maybe with bigger proj-
ects, (but here) it's not called
According to an: email
Wednesday from City Manager
Michael'Czymbor, the amount
to be paid to McCranie &
Assc'cialis for project man-
agement services "is undeter-
mined at this time as we will
have to negotiate an agree-
ment, specific scope of servic-
es and total -cost, to provide
those services. We have pre-
liminarily es.tirnared the total
cost for all their services could
be up to $250,000." .
Tuesday's meeting was also

I think we should say no
ihank-, but le-i Passeroj do the_
s-ui vey." said Cuommissioner
Jeffiey Bunch
Holesko noted that if the
plucess is hallid. the FAA
should be given a time- fiamn- in
which itwill start up again.
"If you're going to make a
decision not to move for ward.
I v.wouldn't recommend you
make it a permane-nt issue."
HiIlesku said "It could- be
yeal s"
"A lot of times, all tLle parts
weren't known., Poynter said.
' I suggest we stop and get
infoiTrnationr so w,..: can make
an infoi ried decision Poynter
added thal Ihe mapping of the
i unwiays should still b, done.
I think yotu guys are mrov-
ing in the liglit direcliun." said
resident Julie Ferieiia "We
Snee-d to think not iust of the
vision for the airport t. but for
Fernandina Beach This is a
wild life coi rridor
Judith Lane of the Sierra
Club. who lives near the air-

behavior. \Wood said.
"Nothinii1 has been com-
pleted in regard io any coach-
es." she said

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Amelia Island

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the last for-Mayor Susan Steger
and Commissioner Eric
Childers, who were voted out.
in the city's Nov. 8 election.
"We're losing two really
great commissioners," Vice
Mayor Tim Poynter said, "who
are doing extremely well -way.
more than you read about in
the newspaper. Next time you
see them in the street, give
them kudos."
Holding back tears, Steger
said she had. "learned a lot
along the way..... Ialso learned
thatour city staff isgreat I also
learned that being civil in gov-
ernment reflects on the com-
"This is one of the best com-
.missions "ve've had in recent
history," Steger said.

pu t. said the presentation on
the runways ~as long overdue
and thai there is "so much mis-
information" about the issue
SIt's strange to be doing this
iilhoult having a vision." she
said. "We want pilots to be sale.
but to take action without
understanding is reprehensi-
ble Now is really the time to do
some planning When these
(runways; were approved.
nobody understood what they
were approving "
The FAA grant would pay
95 percent of the cost for the
siting and mapping project and
the city anticipates the FDOT
would pay 2 5 percent ot allow-
able costs, not to exceed
,35,000. The city's share, with
FDOT participation, would be
2 5 percent of costs
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Lower utility rates

for FPU, FPL

da Public Service Commission
has derived Fldrida Public
Utilities Company's request to
change the methodology regar-
ding its annual cost recovery..
The current me-thod will lead to
cost decreases in January for
Fernandina Beach customers
Starting in January the
monthly bill charge for FPir's
re-sidential customers using
1,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) will
decrease from $182.34 to
.129.07, a change of $3.27.
Recovery amounts included
in FPLi's 2012 bill include fuel
and purchased power, S93 11,
conservation S1.15 and gross
receipts tax,. 3 23.
By Floirida statute and estab-.
lished commission policy, elec-
Sic utilities may recover cer-
tain expenses from custonlers
through cost recovery charges
adjusted annually by the PSC.
Cost recovery is allowed on fuel
and purchased powei, capacity
(including nuclear), conserva-
tion and environniental require-
ments. Utilities may not. how-
ev-r'. make a profit on fuel
The commission also has
approved lower cost recovery

charges beginning in January
for Flkirida Power & Light
Company (FPL), which serves
many Nassau County cus-
tomers. Monthly bill charges
for each utility's residential cus-
tomer using 1,000 kilowatt
hours (kWhi will decrease from
$96.54 to .-94.62, a change of
"Fuel costs represent about
,36 percent of a typical FPL res-
idential customer's electric bill,"
said PSC Chairman Art
Graham. "The commission's
authority to review utilities'
requests for fuel cost adjust-
ments, especially when they
notice a reduction in their pro-
jected costs, helps protect con-
sumei s' bills year-round "
Typically, the PSC reviews
and determines fuel charges
annually in November to reflect
changing fuel costs. FPL re-
quested a mid-course fuel
charge adjustment due to lower
actual fuel costs for 2011 and
lower projected natural gas
prices for 2012 Florida's inves-
tor-owned utilities are not allow-
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fuel to generate electricity'.
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at the Bett) P. Cook Nassau Center

Florida re-ident -holarhjps a'.ailable frn.m
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nThe 600-hour Commnercial, Fod and Culbnan
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Fond Preparation. ihe firms 300 hour course. will begin on Januar, II
and end on Mal) 3. 2012. The class "ill me-et Monda. through
lThursda i eiemngs trom 4PM In 9PM.
Tre ;ec.-.ndclass. Restaurant Cook. 'ill begin :.o May
The intLruci,.r. Chef Kevin Nacke, ha IS ;,ear- of e\prenence in
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Inltrested re-idents mulI attend one or the Information Sessions
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Please call Tina Elmore at 5-IS-4-135 to RSVP
One Hour Inforniaton Sessions in Building 29. Room A 111:
* Wednesday, December ? at lOAM
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i-.-~.';, f. r..,,e L-
ail,. ie-. i, d I e F:,.,I 'w i d
Fe adi a.1 i. O uave p a .I
S i. iinnie l a i v., th,: Hislorie.'
[)Disula C..un.:il andJ ill Fl: in,.
prei id.'nl Fl ii,-nds 1I itlt,-i
L-ibi~ ,'y. Ft,_- ni idina Beach, hl-th
;dv .'i.' es of Fol v. ji d
Fei nrarlina. ave '.56 each
rlth.i, Elwell suppol lers
incliud-. Rachael S ith,3 and
D,-,ugltas Newtoln. James Shuta
and Wilt.y Consulting; Ii tu
Elell rMeported raising,
2.-51) by 'Nov S.'. Additional
repol ti ill b,- filed and may bei
viewed ai Vdilt.-.nas t ti corn. the
N3l-lCaIu CLilry Supel \'isA l otf

:i:t ', by Hi -' S Hei contrib-
ut. include l' ,il el city c iom-
ni-.iun,--i Jhtn CrwI., who gaCve
'-': and foritvi' mayor Bi uc-.
Mak:ulm and former co -mtis-
sionrN B-ano RlIbent, wEho
JonaIt--dbl.'i'each County ._pI-ii.
,:,brmis- ioinr Melvin Usery
utlit-r ontribu.ilir: included
Rcne.. Childie,-: gand Phillip
smith, .5400 each. Chai e' Cole-
man. Andrew Curti[n. Band
De\'Vrie;. John( Gass and Clyde *
G.,odbread, .200 each. Ed
Boner. Michael Kelley, Emma
Nobl,-. Ron Noble, -Kelineth'
Ov\e street. JvlAichelle Pickar.
Sarah R -.-.):rs. George Splcer.



Montith i Stwai t, Challe's
Tanner of CalLihan. T&.A Sport-.
FA-DA.-H Inc. Elaine Wheeler
and John Wi.ei. .-ACOHI apicc--
I&A Sp_',,rt J-- als :I onu ibuII'- an
additional ..-31 -6o in prinild [f
shi ts and Spi-Ir a trailk:r rental
and siien rmaking valued at
Previousli rI:p0ri ed o:1ntri-
buli.tini t, '- lic'an '.' e by
W illa1ii Lij bnrn. -;5,l.. R'n Noble
and his iv.ite Emma, I150 et-ach.
.-n lia Island Pi ope fIies.
XW illirni Clhildr.--., C,.,-Op
S,, st,- rns L,' Ii.ti,:al. StIeve%
Ekiund. M:Nry vAnn Dalon-Gray.
Klley' Ci [ tyai d, Michael
K,-le-y. MAlan Lo.)lrent;;IO. Mary
McCoy-Smith,. Pye,-'. Mobile
\V%.ldi;n. George Strain and Ta-
Dah li'n. ._liuii each. Richard
W illiamsrj of Hilliard. 'l11)
Previusly repo ted ciontri-
butions ,- Ellv..-ll ,el by Ketller
Chr ysler Dealel ship -f YI'ulee,
'-. Richaid Davis. .51,50
Tlo.rm-aw- S CG:-ci. tII:. Landidatf-'s
vhil.. I la y, and j-hr S11i, ,-der.


Tea Party
Nassau PLitiots T.:a
Party will meet at p nm.
Tuesday, th.: last of the
year Meetings will reurne
on Jar, 3 and will be held at
-' p ni every Tuesday in
Nassau Patriols meet-
ings are held in the McGill
Aviation training rounm at
the Fernandina Beach
Municipal Airport, 65'1
Airport Rttad, Fernandina
The public is invited to
join the Nassau Pairitis in
lhis effort to 'Educate to
Equip" the voters of Nassau
County Contact Suisan Lane
at 75.3-04 45or" .to
ww,' nassulpatu iots ning or
g lor more inform maiion
The Westside
Democratic Club's 9th
Annual Christmas Dinnei
will be at 6-3i0 p 11 onl
Wednesday, Dec. 14 at
the Nassau County
Building on Mickler Street
in Callahan Call (9L041
S79-5163 fot cost and more

Murder victim


lnve iga-,! 'a i ia\_-" idl- liied the ,body of a
'terale lounid about -. .i, p rn on, N.v 'ial' E iJr
14 on 1-,95 in it, t.uods adjacent tl. il, h i th.
bound on-i amp in Camd--n Ci.,unty,. (a
T,:- victim is Melis-a NMcCai thy Coniskey,.
-' Cornisik-Iey v, a a iItie .,f N,-- J.ei -.e ', bu.ii
v.as b.lietd ito bte U\inL in ihe', Bro(,ard CounriY
area :nt ithe tilie _-of her death [nvestigat.,-ls.
belic-ve Crnii-kkey died firor a -in.7le -tunIshiot
v. und to rhe h-, ad
Cuniskey wa.s ,..uiid by a truck driver wh i
v.wa- pru ked ton ii,:- oun-rarnip to repair a nalat tiI e
and thi rne-:lianic wlit. chan,:.-d Ithe tire She
was id,:ntifi'-d by hei, l' Iii '-Pl inli sand dis.iinc-
tire tall(oIII "hi- i ,ini',liiiai n into hei mnlurd ri

Motorcyclist killed
uG \-.r T TF PELiC AN
'V.. s L,,.ac,_
A Macclnny nian was killed early
\Wedidnis-day after hictinc a dee,-r on CR 10S in
Callahan, according. i't- the Flkrida Highway
Pa iol
Ti oupers. aid Ju.-in \illian, Pugh. 31. was
traveling ea,'t on his- 2,'1. Hal ley-Davidson
about i6 a in when lhe Istruck a di-er. eiecling
him irom the bike
Rescue pert-onnel pronounced Pigh dead
al ilie sden -, accol ding ito, ili- FHP repol t Thlie
deer also died.
Troopers said it has not yet been
determined if alcohol played a rile in the acci-
dent. Pugh reportedly was nol weal ing a hIel.

Grants to Micah's,

The hWomen'- Givin Allianice (VWGA), an
initiative of The Coirmmunity Foundation in
Jack-onville. ha- awarded s'244.1. (0i in grants
l. eigeh Noti heat Florida agencies serving
v.om _n and girl
Among thuse receiving funding was Nassau
C.iunv-'s Barnabas Center. Inc.. which reeiived
. 2.501)
The grant will fund the expansion of
women's health service& at the Samaritan
Medical Clinic fi om one evening to two per
month and an increase- in breast and cervical
cancer screenings for worren wvho are at risk
for rthee cancers and have no othe-r access to
\VWA works i. improve the lives of women
and girls through collective giving The group
is celebrating its tenth year of grantmaking. It
has awarded :-_;" million in gi aits to more than
3-1 nonprofits
Micah's Place domestic violence agency
in Fernandina Beach has received a '5,5(0I
irant from the Verizon Foundation to help
survivors.ofabuse SOAR (SIarl Out.M] Right).
The prograrn is designed to address various
barriers that prevent survivors frotm gaining
"With thisgiant. Micah's Place will be bet-
ter able to serve survivor- of domestic vio-
lence and widen the continuum of care
throughout all of our programns."said Shandra
Riffey. the agency's executive director
"Micah's Place is honor ed to count Verizon as
a partner in our mission to end domestic vio-
lence one relationship at a time."
The Verizon Foundation, the philanthrop-
ic arm of Vei izon, uses its technology, finan-
cial resources and partnerships to address
critical social issuc., with a focus on education
and domestic violence prevention
For more information on the foundation, or
to, apply for a giant. visit www verizon founda-
tion org

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FRIDAY. DECEMBER 9,2011 NEWS News-Leader

Global changes affect

our U.S. car market

We all know the world is
changing fast too fast for
some of our liking. The emer-
gence of developing econo-
mies, especially in Asia, is
changing world demand.
Worldwide sales have steadily
increased every year, other
than a slight dip in 2009, influ-
enced by a low sales rate here
in our'country. Every major
manufacturer is tweaking their
international strategy as the
marketplace evolves around
the globe: I did a little home-
work on population and sale's
around the world to bring the
picture into a.little more focus.
These figures, are 2010,
according to Wikipedia. The
world population was 6.9 bilionri
people, an incLea-'s of 12.6 per-
cent in. the past decade. What
is considered Asia represents ,
4 -' billi'uin. an in -ise '- f 12
lt-eiceni A lililedivision slh o'.I ws
601 3 pLrcen i or ou:r plant
inhabits an Asian country.:' '
.Africa ha a population :of
just roi e than I billion. up an
incicdible 26.- percent injthe'
lasr 10' ye : ,
The Anr icas have a pop-
ulation ,,f 93.1 million. up iiii
ilar ti', the a.orld otal.at 12 per-
ceni Loikiing closer at th,-
Arne'i'.:a-. hie e al e sonie
Sbi ,:.akdiov.Ins of in-lu e?. South
Arne-rica 38.t million, '.-ithi
1-1 million in Biazil. Mexico
viwi h 112 million. and Canada

with 34 mil-
lion. Our
population is
S .310 million.
" has 738 mil-
lion people,
with "an,
low 1.6 per-
REFFER'S cent change
'CORNER' the last
decade. -
Next to
RickKeffer digest is
where the,
auto sales are taking place.
These are 2011 year-end esti-
mates. Asia, no surprise, leads
-the way with 22.88 million.
North America, with about 11
percent of the Asian populaj-
tion; will'buy 15.21 million vehi-.'
Scle. a 66.5. percent relation-'
'ship to Asiah sales. Europewill:
"s'ell 16.75 million units and
S. oth XiArneIIca 'v.ill sell 4.65
- r illin'. with 2.77 inillirn of
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' which is i.1,ifficie ii commen-
l:ay Tolil global-.:iles are pre.-
dicitd i, hiand at 59 4'0 million
Maior iianiLtLl:tiiers a'ir ak-
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I I_- Asian mniarl'k,:Is Thy '.vanur
pre--nce thire in sales and
'icn rniani.LIacltlring For
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That is-about to change as
smaller platforms, being
brought on by tougher gas
mileage mandates by the fed-
eral government,,will create a
new generation of smaller
American vehicles. Detroit and
other manufacturers around
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es. This standardization is cost.
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2011, News-Leader


Community association collection crisis

crisis in Florida, and
unlike the crisis
caused by greedy
bankers, Wall Street finan-.
ciers and careless owners, it
is homegrown and affects mil-
lions pf Floridians. It's the
community association collec-
tion crisis. Associations and
their members are caught
between mortgage foreclo-.
S sures taking 500 days to con-
clud-e and owners who do not
understand that failure to pay.
can result in sale of home-
stead property. Directors..
community association man-
agers and lawyers are seen as.
greedy "Condo Commandos"
who'exist to punish owners.,
: The'reality is quite different.
Associations are usually
not-for-profit corporations,
where every owner is a mem-
ber. and has voting rights: The
association is runr by an elect-
ed boal d If doii ctors.. volun-
eers i-.itih *i he thankles-s job of,
operating the conmminitrnir
[ Deed restrictions are record-

ed in the public records,
include the rights and obliga-
tions of owners and the asso-
ciation, including provisions
about setting and collecting
assessments. Every potential
owner has the right to fully
read them and understand
their rights and obligations
'before they buy a home.
To operate, associations
mustlevy assessments.'The,
amounts vary from few hun-
dred dollars per year to hun-
dreds of dollars ormore per
month. In order to function,
it's necessary that 100 per-
cent of the homeowners pay
their share. Associations can-
not run deficits. With gaping
holes in the, budget, directors
are forced to raise assess-,
ments on owners who pay or
cut services. They cannot.
drain rhe'pool or fence off of
the tennis court. This is unfair
to. the people who meet their
obligations The' boiad of
director i-s '-,bigated by the
deed res-triction- to collect
as-sessments fI'rom delinquent

The real answer is forpeople to take
personal responsibility for their actions.
Hopefully the recent coverage by the media
will wake people up to the moral hazard of
not paying the assessments that they agreed to
upon purchasing their home.

owners. The question is, how?
The process of making
and collecting assessments is
set forth in the deed restric-
tions as well as state law. All
owners are given several
notices of what they owe ....
before it goes to counsel. As a
last resort, legal procedures
are started..First, the law
i equiies that owners receive
an iniial demand by certified,
mail. They are sent at l-:a-st
two certified mail demands
over 60 days before formal
lecal action is commenced. At .
thii point the bo:i d has nio
other option, to ful0ce I[ i
owner to pay w\ilhour goirig to
cOUl [.

In court the association
has the same powers as a sec-e
ond mortgage holder or
mechanics lien. It can either
.seek a personal money judg-
ment against a delinquent
owner or foreclose the lien.
This right has existed for
hundred i of ye' -. going, .
back to the Common Law of
England.. Money judgments,
are very difficult to c-llli-ct ii'
*Florida, as a result we have
ii hbel-d a de -bioi ~s' para-
dise." . , .
'In the alternative, an asso-
-c iiiion ,Caii Oli eC'.'?-- ili- lien
F.i e.:ls-.tr if a lii is a di ai-.
ti,.. bui l ,l -f i\,e anid !.-.gal
redecly A money idimnl is

nothing more than a piece of
paper that allows its owner to
spend more money chasing
down a debtor to try and col-
lect. Foreclosure results in
sale of the property. In a lien'
foreclosure, a suit is filed and
served, and after several
motions are filed, a foreclo-
sure judgment can be .,
entered. The process takes an
average of about seven
months to conclude. Owners
*in litigation receive copies of
every pleading throughout a
lawsuit. At any p, inl in the
process, a debtor can hire.
- .their own lawyer or call the
assi',ciai i's's lav.v- aniid ask
fornapaymeni plan [lie F ,.).l
is payment, -i.-i pui i- liihirent
Until about 4 \-a: a.,". ,only
about 2-3 percent ol m riiber.
were ever delinquent and
most budg -is cu.ild aiif ird
that and more casual methods
of collection could be used."
That is now distant history ,
If a foreclosure proceeds
to ihfl erd, an open sah takls
place. The association, as
judgment hIloldIr. -t'il _- the
bidding' I niiobodyv ouLI bids ir.
the association takes title.
(.Clli biddel s incluid, iii -
bers ilf ih. public Ti",.high
biddei takes title subject to .
e ,'-c milgl i -lui, -.es and tlac.-
of ti61,. -, a buy-.'. s li; th- l egal
right to take pi-s .- iis ot'
and rent or s-. lli tl propeli t..
Lsubjecr i in 1 n i- i1ii ,,rtgage
A priip-fly ::r b- purchased
fti a few I I us-.and dollars at a
lien foreclosure, b1ii the -"
unpaid mo'rtLag., is pii)babl.
Siic-, as much as the
appraised value and In Fr-'s
mortgage foreclokisua When
an association takes title, the

directors are often so over-
whelmed that they have no
interest in taking on the bur-
den of renting a foreclosed
home, so they look for some-
one to lease it or buy it, sub-
ject to existing mortgages
and taxes to recover the lost
assessments and legal fees;
The system is clearly bro-
ken. With let- -r first mort-
gage foreclosures, the couri'
lack funding and are cutting
staff. Another solution has.
been proposed by the legisla-
ture to allow non-judicial fore-
closure-; lhat v.ill noi -%t u k
What about tiLir. thli.usand- 9f'
"Rob, ir.ined" t'ak,-- lreclo- ,
s ires I.hat end the-ir way
IlhiAiigh tile :oui ts that may
be bi iiug lt in even i-- time
a 'id I--ss du- pil o:es-' Ifnon-
itidicial foreclosures are
allowed, people will be out of
their homes. riiore quickly
'with less due pil o.ess'
The real answer is for peo-
ple to take pei ',nal i espqnsi-
bilii lfor li Houp-flf ly hle recent coverage
bhy 1lie media will wake people
tip-to the iinoial hazard ofnot
paying Ilhe as-.'e-'s eIin-- thai. '
Sthe-y ai e,-d to upon puirchI's-
ing rthlir homn- D spite the
currentet economic circurn-
stances. the vastl maijrity of '
pE-ple living in C:0 -'inulniries
are -atisi-.ed thatl leiir diie,:-
101 Is I woi kint. as, hard :aIS
thle can lo proleci thlie wel-
far-. of all niieinbei .. and *:-niviy
lifer Ie. i hal 'w,.itld be unal-
rainable in a non-deed r i,:rict-
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SSeamless Christmas decorating

The annual Christmas decorating went so
seamlessly, my wife and I were in disbelief.
Almost all the bulbs worked. Nothing shorted
out or caught fire yes, it did happen one year
and nary a cuss word was uttered. We
worked blissfully side by side, humming
Christmas carols and when it got dark, we lit
all the sidewalk sconces, shrubbery lights, the
green rope lights bordering the flower beds
and the big wreaths over the front windows
and the garage and stood back to admire our
See, I got smart this year with the outside
decorations. Rather than be the typical
American male and just plow through things
like a herd of elephants in-a telephone booth, I
actually read and followed directions before
,setting out to do any of the decorating tasks.
My wife's been after me for years to read the
darn things but they confuse me and so I jist
wing it. But this year we, that is I, approached
the annual ritual of Christmas decorating like a
,professional and the results ain't half bad, I
have to admit. .
Now, having said all that, one would think
that when,one takes the same practical
approach to something so rudimentary as
erecting an 8-foot Douglas fir tree in the living
room that the results would be just as satisfac-
And one would be fooling oneself.
' For some reason, Ijust cannot get the hang
of making a Christmas tree stand as straight as

a wooden soldier. Instead,
what results is.something a
little akin to Uncle Hal, green.
around the gills and slouch-
ing toward the kitchen for
another shot of eggnog,
heavy on the nog. For.the
past 15 years or so, it happens
every year.
Last year was a complete
CUP OF disaster. Not only did I buy a
JOE tree that would've taken first
.... prize in an ugly Christmas
tree contest according to-my'
Joe Palmer wife and kids, butwe never ,
could get it to stand up
straight in the Christmas tree stand. It leaned
to the left. It leaned to the right It leaned for-
ward. It leaned backward. No matter how we
shimmed it or propped it, the dang thing went
in the opposite direction. It was almost as if to
say, yeah, I know I'm ugly and I know that you,
know I'm ugly so just hang some lights and tin-,
sel on me and.be done with it. And we finally
did just that. ,
This year, She Who Must Be Obyed would
not allow me to go to the Christmas tree lot
alone; despite my assurances that evenhLas
Vegas wouldn't put decent odds. on me making
the same hideous choice twice. Nope, she '
insisted on wounding my already fragile pride
and going along to advise and'supervise: We
fell in love with the flrst- one we found. It had

the perfect conical shape, the perfect height,
wasn't full of gaps and smelled as enticing as a
platter of fried fish. We had the Christmas tree
-lot attendant make a fresh cut on the trunk so
as to draw water better and then I strapped it to
the roof racks and off we went, singing
Christmas carols and congratulating ourselves.
We have a Christmas tree stand that's com-
prised of a six-inch, three-quarter-inch steel
spike on four legs. You drill a hole in the base
. of the tree, insert the spike and stand it up and
it's supposed to stand up straight. I usually get
in a hurry and drill the hole off kilter and when
we stand it up well we've already talked
about that, haven't we?
But this year I decided to take my time and
do it right and surely I'd end up with a picture
perfect erect tree. My wife.and I laid the tree
across chairs on our back deck to support it
'and I borrowed my neighbor'siheavy-duty drill
because the bit I found to bore the hole was
too big for mine. My wife measured to make
sure the bit was centered on the base of the
trunk and, as I began to drill, she made sure I
was drilling "onithe level."
We removed the bit from the, hole, relishing
the scent of fresh wood shavings and stood put
the tree 6n the stand.,
It leaned.
"That does 'it," my wife complained. "This is
no fun. No fun at all. We're getting an artificial
tree nextryear."
I'll bet I can make one of those lean, too.-


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In this space on Nov. 2 we wrote
"Fernandina Beach voters have an
important choice Tuesday when they
go to the polls 'Stay th<, course' 'or
vote for change Ve endorse change."
That remains our position.
We are halfway there with the Nov. 8
election of Charles Corbett over Mayor
Susan Steger and the defeat of incumbent
Commissioner Eric Childers. who ran third
behind two challengers.
This Tuesday voters have a runoff elec-
tion choice between Sarah P,-licari and John
Elwell.' We endorse Pelican, for the same
reasons we gave in our November editorial
"Forward Fernandina is an ill-conceived,
ill-funded strategic plan that does not have
broad public support "
"Who pays for this? Rather than an
assessment on those property owners who
would benefit, we all do. All residents and
business owners would be levied an addi-
tional . surcharge on their electric bills."
"Voters were not given an opportunity to
ratify this funding scheme because. as
Pelican. has,noted, vou no duPt would Jave..
s Id ,a*,, ,' -- Vnw ,.. i-
"Our cit management has prod ime
and again to be woefully inadequate to the
tasks at hand
Pelican has b.en involved in owu commu-
nity and earned the respect and trust vf
those who hae worked with her Many of
them have. contributed to her campaign.
Elwell says all the right things about
rolling back Forward Fernandina and prop-
erly managing the city bureaucracy, but the
supporters of his campaign speak volumes
The chief proponents of Forward
Fernandina have contributed money to
Elwell's campaign. they have posted his
signs in their yards; they are organizing
phone trees and other get-out-the-vote
efforts on his behalf If actions speak liuder
than words, their actions indicate they
believe Elwell will allow their strategic plan
to go forward.
Sarah Pelican will not She has said time
and again this is not the time for this plan -
we can't afford it She will work with
Corbettto thwart it until the time is right
.and.only after the plan has broader public
You didn't get a chance to vote on the,.
first phase of For ward Fernandina 'he city
commission has voted to borrow up to $2
S. million, impose additional fRes on your elec-:
tricity bill to pay for it and move ahead with
ill-considered waterfront improvements
When you did have a chance to vote, you
elected Corbellt and cast out the two incum-
:bents who supported Forward Fernandina
There is one more opportunity to weigh
in -this Tuesday The Forward Fernandina
advocates will surely come out to vote for
Flwell ..
We urge you to come out and vote fi:,r
Pelican instead. That is the best way for-


"Follow the money." a letter to the editor in
the Dec 7 issue. Incorrectly asserted that the
husband of the wife who'wrdte a previous let-
ter, "Crossroads" (Dec. 2), was campaign treas-
urer when Vice Mayor Tim Poynter was elect-.
ed city commissioner. That was incorrect;
Neil Blalock was Poynter's campaign treas-
urer; his wife did riot write the first letter; and
the Blalocks are not involved in the campaign
for John Elwell for city commission..
Douglas Newton, whose wife Cynthia
Newfon .wrote the "Crossroads" letter, is cam-
paign treasurer for Elwell. He was not formnial-
ly involved in Poynter's campaign n nor a donor
to that campaign, according to records.

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One vote counts
Deci 13 to -.ome citizens of
Fi nandia Beach it is just a
rn-indui that there are 12 more
shopping days to Christmas, but to.
the candidates who are vying for
ith city cumirisslon seat it is.a very
importianii day and one thai should
bring out all tl the voters The can-
didates have worked very hard to
get to this date and the least they can
cxpectlis a good turnout at.the polls.
Fernandina Beach deserves the'
best commissioner but at this busy
time of year one tends to believe
'"orne vote won't make a difference'"
lThe real truth is "one vote" decides
the w inner. and to the candidates
your "one vote" could be their win-
ning vote
Always x-ircise your "right to
\-te" it is re of ourw- privileges
that we should never take for grant-
Judith Ann Belz
Fernandina Beach
Edit.r's ,.re 'ti received numer-
nos letters endorsing each of the two
candidates. as is our'.:w/stl 1in Ithe last
. 1 ,'I( het'(..' (I"'- ,:.'ti:'n. i'. arede [iml -

Maklng the
impossible possible
On Satl.iiday. Dec 5, I had the
great privilege of attending the
memorial 'i vice for Hazel Reid
Jnries. ''iii passed a'way on Nov. 17
at the age.- i i5 Hazel wasaformer
chaii of the F[ernandina Beach
Library Building Committee, as well
as a member of the Nassau County
Library Advisory Committee With
the able ass-istancre.of the late
Martha r"Mar ty'"iAllison. she was
instrumental in obtaining funding
anrd sIppuI I in the mid-',Os for our
Liurrenrt library building, despite-
h,:ated controversies over funding
and location
Controver ies over library fund-
ing and li.catlin' Sound familial'
L[cal libi al y -upporters today con-
front nearly four decades later -
many of the- same challenges these
SI'.'o tenacious dies did in acquiring
library facility to me,-t the needs of
a changing populace Back'in 1976.
'-.when Hazel \as lobbying for a new
ibar\y building. the number of
..library borrowers each year had
rocketed ti Fi.2100 (from 2.300). and
Sth collection had grownfrom3,299
holdings to more than 18,000. Hazel
.sucessfully ai gued that more'
appropi iate space was, needed to,
accommodate that growth.
Today we are at a similar cross-
roads In 2011, we have nearly seven
lies the nuirmbbr of library patrons
annually ind frie times the number
of library holdings than we did dur-
ing our nation's bicentennial. But
the changes go way beyond these
two data points. In :1976, there were
,no personal computers. Today our
library is planted firmly in the digi-
tal age, housing computers that
require more space than p:'iple di..
And it offers services that go way,
beyond the lending of books pro-
viding access to computers (one-
third of Americans do not have com-
puters at home), online databases
and e-books; processing applications
for U.S. passports; and assisting cus-
tomers seeking access to e-govern-
ment services, applying for jobs or
seeking to upgrade their skills.
Whenever I feel discouraged
about the prospects for upgrading
our library, I take heart in Hazel's
example. After all, we have already
garnered substantial financial sup-,
port from the city and county com-
missionrs, as well as meaningful
moral supportfrom more than 1.3'1.m.
citizens and library patrons who'
have signed petitions asking to relo-
cate our library to a more up-to-date,
right-sized facility. Ialso derive com-
fort from the immortal words of the
first prime minister of Israel, David
Ben-Gurion: "Difficult things we do
quickly. The impossible takes a little
Fortunately, our tradition of pas-


sionate library support. both public
and private, stretches way back and
shows no signs of abating in theI
faceof"lthe impossible" Other bene-
factors in the tenacious mold of
Hazel and Martv have included the
late Katherine Peacock, a champion
of children's programs who worked
at the libi ary for many years, and the
late Tonm Martin, a former president
of the Friends of the Fernandina
Beach Library who worked tire-
lessly to ensure full library funding
And new supporter.; jiir us all thl:
time, believing our local library to be
an essential part of the communi-
ty's DNA That's why the Friends
of the Fernandina Beach Library
will be able to donate -23.500 tu tilhe
library in 2011 -an annual record -
at the iBoard of County Commis-
sioners meeting on Monday.
Th.- anthiopoliigist Margaret
Mead oncc- said, "Never doubt that
.a small group of thoughtful, com-
mitted citizens can change: the
World. Indeed, it is the only thing
-that ever has." You can increase tile
impact of our nQt-so-small group of
thoughtful, committed citizens. by
joining or volunteering 'with the:
Friends of the Librai y. donating to
our capital campaign fund. writing
your county and city representatives-
and/or spreading the word to your,
neighbors about our town's need_
for a right-sized library space. For
more information on how you can
help, please email FernandinaLib
Bill Flynn, President.
Friends of the Library
Fernandina Beach

Salton the wound
"Re: Nov. 30 story "City vill pay to
clean up property" unbelievable!
Welcome to the banking and real
estate world where the finger point-
ing always has at least three fingers
pointing back to Bank of America.
Now multiply that by virtually every
bank you know. These are the peo-
ple we bailed out and virtually own.
Can't get your phone call returned?
Can't get the big bank to pay. for
cleaning up a house they foreclosed
onr This is what realtors in Nassau
County and around the U.S. have
"been dealing with for four years.
I wrote a letter several months
ago about the $1 billion government
program giving back around $478
million of the $1 billion because they
could riot get the money through
the banking system to the people
who applied for the money. This is
an instant replay that takes place
thousands of times every day across
the country. It is one of the major
causes the real estate industry can-
not get any traction. The lenders do

not want to giv i~ i,: mi.riey t., tli.,
people who need it Hmost
Take thl, Atlantic Vie- plioperty,
which has been vi:acnt fai ov0 IIliee
yeals and was alliedd at l.5?' .i. il
The Bank of Aniei a c :uld a sign
this to a realtur ti create a compal'-
ative market analysis determining
current value. The- bnank could IhI-n
allow it ti be listed i.'-, sale and sold
for Ihat price ThI new o-ni::rs
would clean up the property and we
would haiv- another' happy faiiily.
another taxable piiipert'y iIn I lie
book- A w'in-win fir eiver\ oni but
Bank of America They would lather
let the city of Fernaridina Biach
clear, up and maintii ir :hlie pil'er-r t
Be li'-v, itor not. this is all pari of
theirclear strategy don't answer a
phone call, make everyone, realtor,
'or ow ner. fax an average of 28 pages
of infoi iratiun to one number. Wait
10 da\-'s. get a fa:: back saying they
can't find the paperwork and you,
need to resend it. (I did one this
weeklbecause on page 7 a date was
not filled in even though on the'
same page the same date was filled
in five times result, resend the full
28-paee packet.) ,
I watched our '1 iuk, i :.e send IS
pages .it least three times about 9
months ago; I think she. is still woi k-
ng orn thli. sale ol tl- property.
When Andy Rooney died, one of
his famous quotes was, "I wish we
coIld invent a pill for stfipidity."
Personally, I wish they could invent
a pill for greed. After 'Alan
Greenspan,retired, he was asked if
another financial collapse could hap-
pen again. His answer was, "As long
as there is greed around, it will more
than likely happen again."
'Why did a recent poll of
Americans recently give the gov-
ernment a 9 percent approval rat-
ing? Ask the banks how much they
are contributing to this number. We
are a society, like the Romans, who
would rather enslave the common
person rather than make it possible
to move forward.
One of the biggest anchors drag-
ging behind economic recovery is
the real estate industry. Now you
have a real live, next-door neighbor
example of why most of us thinkwe
have been banging our heads
against the wall to help customers
buy and sell homes. If the largest
holder of mortgages in the U.S. can
make a small town clean up their
(BOA) mess, imagine dealing with
a customer who makes a full price
cash offer on a property like this*
only to find out the system will beat
them down and make sure the
house does not sell.
Paul A. Barnes
Fernandina Beach

In the Dec. 2 newspaper I wrote
a letter about my cane being stolen.
Friday afternoon I received a call
from Mrs. Lynn Hall in Fernandina
She offered me a cane that I truly
Thank you Mrs Hall for your
thoughtfulness You have restored
roy faith in people. 1 wish you and
your family a very Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year.
Carole Herring

Surfing and fishing
I. along with 5 other men, recent-
ly visited Fernandina on a fishing
trip We have been coming for over
10 years to fish on the pier at Amelia
1 ByThe Sea.
''There have always been surfers
near the pier but this year the
surfers were very near both the
,sides and the end of the pier We
had ave:-bal altercation with sever-
al of the surfers, Who told us they
were. allowed to surf within 30 feet
of the pier. I called the local police
department to see if this were true
and was told that the city did not
have any ordinances concerning
this matter.
I understand that this is unusu-
al in Florida with many cities and/or
counties having .ordinances .con-
cerning distance policies near piers.
We spent considerable amounts of
money in your community to visit
and fish from this pier. However,
we are considering moving our
annual twice a year trip to'
Fernandina due to the actions of a
few inconsiderate surfers. The pier
offers only a limited area in which
to fish while the surfers have a wide
variety of areas in which to enjoy
We would encourage the proper
authorities who have the responsi-
bility to regulate these type of activ-
ities to consider passing an ordi-
nance concerning reasonable
distances from the pier for surfing
activities. We are sure the taxpay-
ers who own condos and the pier
itself would welcome some
response in order to keep their
guests coming back year after year.
Jerry VanDyke
Marion, N.C.

The views expressed by the
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this page are their own and do
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Brag about what Jesus has done

T he gracious hand of our God is
on everyone who looks to
Him, but His anger is against
all who forsake Him. -
When our deliverance comes, how
quickly we forget to continue to rely on
the one who brought about our liberty.
When we have decreed, declared, shout-
ed about and rejoiced over what God .
has done for us, we should not ask ,
another.human the means to continue
what God has begun.
Too often we suddenly begin to con-
sider how others can be our source of
success. God has not brought us out of
darkness into His will only to.abandon
us, rather He has rescued us from dark-
ness and brought us into the Kingdom
of His Son so'that we, accurately assess
that Jesus is the way, the truth and the
life. No man cometh unto the Father but
by Him.
The welfare system was intended to'
aid the elderly, infirm and dependent
children without family. It was never to
be used to the point of abuse. The prob-
lem is that the abusers of the system

have become the
abused because of the
God wants His peo-
SS- ple to fare well, but
welfare has robbed
7 people of their initia-
tive, creativity, self-
respect and pride of
NOWAND I once heard of a
THEN young man who:
.__.... expressed an interest
in a young lady, stating
Maybelle that God showed her
Kirkland to him.
After meeting her,
he arrive at Sunday
school early to set up chairs in the class
they attended. He set up four chairs on
one side and three on the-side where
the lady was. This was to ensure that no
' one else would sit next to her. The
young man' bragged about God, show-
ing him this young lady.
His actions were the true indication
of his perception of how big God is He

could believe God sent her, but he did
not trust God to keep her for him.
We should be ashamed when we do
things that fail to promote the good
hand of our God. Are you a beggar or a,
bragger? As we celebrate the birth of
Jesus, let's become braggers of what He
has done for us. Give Him glory. Give
Him honor. Give Him praise, for He is
truly worthy.' ,'
The families of the late Lillie Palmer-.
"Geter and Charles Lindy Scott appreci-
ate all acts of kindness shown to them
during their bereavement and ask God's
,blessings upon you.
Birthday wishes to Wendell McGa-
hee, Patrick Cribb, Paula Evans, Anita_,,
Rolzendorf, Kevin Smith, Rosalind Hen-
ry, Terry Roberts, Melvin Benjamin, -
Michael Jones; Clyde Benjamin. Rose
Green, Nittaya WVeather head. Judy
Albertie, Lawrence Williams, Da'anglo
Rainey, Melissa Moore, Terin Dallas.
Theo White, Sandra Palmer, Evangeline
'Smith, Lexie Chatman, Wanda Blue,
Elizabeth Perry, Garron Howard and
Catherine Ray.

Baptist Medical Center
Nassau recently received
the Florida Hospital
Association's "Best in the
State Award" for helping
patients avoid rehospital-
ization following conges-
tive heart failure. The hos-
pital's pharmacists,
dietitians and nurses
developed, the program to
increase patients' knowl-
edge of their disease and
learn how to manage
symptoms to improve their
quality of life. The award
was presented at the asso-
ciation's annual meeting in
October. At right are
Sheryl Gerhardt, RN,
tobacco educator, Jim
S Mayo, Baptist Medical
Center Nassau president,
and Marion Mann, RN,
clinical nurse specialist.

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.- wv'rirun on tie ranrroad in [e mie3ice f
one parvicurar ay." I recall the track ,remni
(tling all the new wrers to ij t, e ra.pr:,a
dCtor for a physral e',mrint,aion At i0-.a me
we wiEre afll quite aiy ana swe.r r fr'om
working aind I apologiz-ea .., e auric: :.
bleck.&e we didn't get a -'harnce i.? dean up
befeo e seeingg him Surpricingly me ao::.:.r
dtidn i Lem Io0 rrind and he rem.nre.J imi ti
dirt on t'he oute .ioaan rt matter "e t a : morC
Int reMted in what wis r. the rL.,. c-if ile
oOireras Our HeP-enly Fiarner is ia:.. li. time
ci'c[r-hpe is more irre-e ,l' a in whr.ti n our
lnart thlan in ,ur eLerc.r .'.u'.a a,
,ppearance The Buie trel ui e. ':a .':'ron.-
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-ach person as. thec deserve h,:.ne,,
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pe.rsori e-wrio, mLen 'wie smiour At.i'Lhhi i "
probmly onir numan nAiure to r m.r.r-
fierol, [Io an ertrecTie ei--groomdi per;cr,
than it, someone N .h' i. unli mpt a pe~.-:,n
with la did and gerrdre nearl m.y pro't. : Dei-
a mre reliable rnno .
reardleu of t.ier ,
appearance Our Lora .
never Iccrs at a persons'..
OLMvari app.aanre He
is only concerned wh '.
whaLt itmnide our hear ."' .

Robert and Rachel Moore
will celebrate their 60th wed-
ding anniversary Dec. 12,
They have two sons, Scott
(Dawna)' Moore of Fernan-
dina Beach and Steven
(Paula) of Loudonville, Ky.
They have one granddaugh-
ter, Jennifer (Mitchell) Keiter
of Fernandina Beach. and one
, grandson. Jeffrey Moore of
Gainesville The Moores also
have one great-granddaugh-

Mr. and Mrs. Moore

ter, Peyton, Elizabeth Keiter of
Fernandina Beach.


A retire- include- Air Medal with 2 Oak'
ment ceremony Leaf Clustel -. Air Fui :e
for Lt:Col. Connimeridatiir l Muial. Arimed
Joseph F Forces Exp, dilti.,nary Medal,
Fournier Jr. will National Defense Service
be conducted at Medal and G- lobal War uni
the Mayport 'f" Terrorism S,:i Naval Station at " Air F 'rce Air'ian
1-30 p m Dec Andrew S. Bradley graduated
16 for immedi- Fournier from basic mnilital y Nininrg iat
ate family and Lackland Ail F-,,ir ' Ba-e. 5'
friends Antonio. Te'-:.,
Fournier graduated from The airman couinplhtd an
Fernandina Beach High intensive, ,--iglit-week F pioi'lari'
School and is the son of that included ririing in linili-
Joseph and Judith Foul nier of tary discipline and .iidiet. Ail
St. Augustine, foi rmierly of Force core valu,-., pliysical fit-
Feinandina Beach. ness and ba-ic waj fare princi-
Fournier was commis- ples and skills
signed through the Reserve Airmen wh c':un'[pl,-r>t
Officer Training Corps pro basic training ,:a, r, h-,ur cir d-
gram upon his graduation its toward an ass-oci;ate in
from the University of applied science degree
Oklahoma in 1983. He spent through the Community
his early operational years as College ot the .Air Force
a navigator, instructor naviga-, Bradley i- tir-, son of Janmes
tor and evaluator navigator in and Gerry Bradley of Yulee.
the E-3. H, is : "a 2.l) giidui:i- f Yulee
He has held several staff High School
positions and served as the M Air Fori e Ainarin Ros-
headquarters range and air- LRurlheri ford giaduated fori
space staffofficer at the basic military training at
Pentagon. He is a master navi- Lackland Air Firce Ba ., San
gator with more than 3.101)0 fly- Antoniu. Texas
ing hours in the E-3A/B,,/C, The airman cio-pleied an
the WC-130 (Hurricane' inte-nsirve. eiht-week pru~ii am
Hunters), the C-130 Hercules that included training in mili-
(Tactical Airlift) and the Saudi tary discipline and sludie-.. Air
Arabian KE-3. Force core values. physical fir-
Lt. Col. Fournier was a liess and basic war fare princi-
civilian airspace manager pies and skill-.
instructor at Keesler Air Air men w ho ucmpIlete
Force Base in Missouri until basic training eajn fuLr cied-
2005. He and his family then its toward an ass .ciat, in
relocated to Pensacola, where applied sc:[i. degi ,-:
,.he now works as supervisor through the Community
of training .at the.Naval Air. Coll.) ge,orl i 1-.Air Ft1 e'.. .-
Technical Training Center at -,Ruihel f, d i-.he I s,- i .f h :
the Pensacola Naval Air Catherine Blume -of Callaihan
Station He has lived on the and Jams- Rlurtlierford of
northern Gulf Coast since Jacksornville. He i a 20.11(
1991 graduate .f1Wesi Nassau High
: His awards and dedication-s Sch.ol. Callahai.


The Martin Luther King Jr.
Celebration begins at 6 p m
Jan. 13 at First Missionary
Baptist Church Vice presi-
dent Wendell McGheeis ,
chairman for the Youth
Extravaganza sponsored by
Nassau County NAACP Youth
Council Organizations are
asked to send their youth to
The Martin Luther King'Jr.
Commemorative Br e-akfast
will be held Jan. 14 at 9"a.m. at
Burns Hall of St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, presented
by the Nassau County'
NAACP. Donations are 820.
Tickets are available from any
member For information con-,
tact Arva Butler at 277-1256 or

bo-stler,''corrncast net li
Johnel Pr'eliuu at 261-93'61 or
jpreliou,,'bellsouth net.
The Annual Mai tin Luther
i. ng Jr. Parade is Jan. lt!
Spunmonie-d by NAACP Y)otth
"Council .Arneri,:an ",uth,. the
theme is "Thie Di eaji'. The,
Vision., 'he LUnity '" l pro-
cessional will line up at nionr
at the city ballpark Parade
begins at 1 30 p rn Formis are
available by contacting Romel
Green at (904) 556-5165 or
niemailing dri'o,10S4*'aol corn
Reach Verneria Spaulding at
5.'3-1569 or 261-0801 or
Svspaul9991,' aol.crm Returin
forms by Jan. 13. The parade
will end at the Martin Luther
King ir Ce-nter

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South America, brass plates and giving gifts to the ones you love

"Oh my gosh, look mom. Isn't it
beautiful?" ..
"Oh, it is honey Why don'twe
get it for Dad for Father's Day? Do
you think he'd like it?" my mother-
in-law asked my wife.
"Absolutely," she said "Won't it
look fantastic in the dining room?"
"It sure will," my mother-in-law
replied; and with that they bought it.
Ever since I began writing these
articles, my family has paid a great
price. Their willingness to let me tell
stories that might somehow help
others carries a great eternal
reward, at least that's what I tell
them; ha. ha Anyway, this particular
story caught my attention and
seemed appropriate for the holiday
season, so here it is.
The huge brass plate I would
say about 40 inches across did

turn out to be one of the most
unifsual gifts my
Sfather-in-law had
ever received. With
a map of South
America pressed
into the metal.
when polished, it
truly is a stunning
piece; -
As he sat in bed
PULPIT and opened his
NOTES curious package,
my wife and moth-
er-in-law could
Pastor hardly stand the
Rob Goyette suspense. When
they finally aw his.
reaction they were relieved. That .
was until he said what he said.
"It will look great right there," he'
announced as he pointed at the wall-

across from his bed.
.,"No honey," my mother-in-law
said. "It's going in the dining room."
"I want it there," he said again as
he motioned.with his eyes briefly
and then returned to examining tje
plate's intricate craftsmanship. His'
answer caught them both totally off
guard. To them, the beautiful brass
wall plate belonged in the dining
room, pure and simple.
To hear then tell the story now
is rather funny The idea that they
bought the gift for him, but in their
Sow n hearts already had plans for
how they were going to use it, raises
an intere-ting topic, especially aswe
approach the celebration of our'
Savior's birth "
Now I realize, at Christmas, we
tend to give gifts to each other and
not to Him. but the point is still the

same. When we give a gift to some-
one we do so with the understand-
ing that it's for them.and not for us.
Though we may like it, and can
think of a.million ways in which we
would use it, if it's truly a gift then it
belongs to the one to whom it's
When I roll all that over to the
person of Jesusand the celebration
,of His birth, here's what I come
away with. The day I gave my life to
the Lord, I did it with the uider- ,
standing that it was no longer my'
own but His. Granted, I've often
tried to hang my life .->n the '6all I hat
I think looks best, but the bo.ttomn
line is the decision-is no longer
Now I realize to some that might
seem fanatical and extreme, but it'is
what it is. The day I made Him Lord.

I meant it. Though it's true, I still
wrestle with Him from time to time
and try to convince Him to put
things wh6re. I want them, in the end
I've always found His choices to the
be the best for my life.
In any case, like my wife and
mother-in-law gathering aro-,und imy
father-in-law's bed to present him
with gifts, as we celebrate the birth
of Christ, may our surrendered lives
bring Him the greatest joy.'
."For this reason I make request
to you, brothers, by the mercies of
God, that yo.i will give your bodies
as a living offering, holy, pleasing to
God, which is.the worship it is right
for you to give Him." (Roman's 12:1
Bible in,Basic English Translation)
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Liing Waters World Outreach Center

Rummage sale
Prince of Peace Lutheran.
Church, 2600 Atlantic Ave., will
hold a rummage sale Dec. 10 from
9 a m.-2' p m. All proceeds will be
used to purchase medical supplies
for the Honduras mission trip.
Usher program
The ushers of Friendship
Baptist Church on Miner Road in
.Yulee will host a program at 4 p.m.
Son Dec. 11. Speaker will be the
Rev Joseph James. For informa-
tion contact Bernice Walker at
Join the Salvation Army Hope
House on Dec 13 at the facility
located on the corner of Ninth and
Date streets. For information call

Hanukkah celebration
Hanukkah begins on Dec 21
and ends eight days later. The
Jewish Community of Amelia
Island,'Nassau will hold its annual
Hanukkah celebration early, on
Dec 17 starting at 6 p.m. in a pri-
'vate home There will be a collec-
tion plate at the door for donations
to help reimburse the volunteer
committee's out-of-pocket expens-
Contact Debbie Price at 310.-
S 6061) or deb203 laol corn for rore
information and the location
Bible study
In January, women of the com-
munity are invited to join in a Beth
Moore Study of Esther: It's Tough
Being a Woman.
This nine-week Bible study on
the book of Esther will begin Jan.
10 from 10 a m.-noon in Jim
Thomas Hall of First Presbyterian
Church, 9 N. Sixth St. Call 261-
3837 to register. Study guides will
be avaialble for S15 each.
Bible study
Destiny.Fulfilled Christian
Ministry, 528 S. Eighth St..
Fernandina Beach, is teaching on
a profound subject in the Word of
God (Adonai). the feast and festi-.

vals of the Bible Come out and
learn about the death, burial and
resurrection of.lesus (Yeshua)
through the feast and festivals.
every Thursday. through Jan. 19.
For information call 553-8512
Grief share
GriefShare recovery and suI'
port group sessions meet
Wednesdays from 6-S p.mni
through Feb. 1 at First Baptist
Church. 1600 S. Eighth SL.
Fernandina Beach GriefShare is a
video seminar series that features
. some of the nation's foremost .
Christian experts on grief and
recovery topics as seen from a
biblical perspr-ctive
The video seminars are com.
bined with support group discus-
sion of the materials pil rented
during the video Childcare is pro-
vided. Call 261-3617 for informa-
Clothes giveaway
New Jerusalem H.O.G.I.C
holds a free clothes giveaway the
third Saturday of the month from
6 a m -noon at `816 Svuth 10th St.,
Fernandina Beach. For informta-
tion call 491-7669 or Kimn Strange
at 415-8360
Donations needed
.Habor Shor.es Mlrti-.trie- is a
nohb rofitt)ria,:ization that 'iaia'h-. ,'
es out to needy farrilies in the
local community It accepts tax-
deductible donations to help local
needs. Your items may be given to
a family in need or liquidated to
supply blood. clothes, furniture,
etc. Call 225-0963 to schedule your
items to be picked up. Donations
are tax-deductible.
Celebrate recovery
First Baptist Church of Fernan-
dina Beach, 1600 S. Eighth St,
sponsors "Celebrate Recovery"
every Friday at 6 30 p m. This-
Christ-centered. biblically based
program is for individuals and
their family members who are
dealing with addictions, compul-
sions, past hurts and potentially
destructive behaviors. Call


Evening in December
The community is invited to the
15th annual "An Evening in
December" tonight and Dec 11 at 7
p.m..at Amelia Baptist Church in
Fe.rnandina'Bdach Pam Helton,ri. min-
istei'6f mu iic,.fias assembled a com-
munity choii'and an instrumental
'.ensemble of. 12.persons from several
area churches for "The Heart of
, .hristmas," a concert comprising a
variety of Chrisitmas music styles arind
tra'ditioris and the scripture passages
that have inspired them
Admission is free Childcare
through age four is available with
reservations.' Call 261-9527. Amelia
Baptist Church is located at 961167
BuccaneerJril. Contact Pant Helton
(261-9527) .orAllen Lennon (261-
.8799) .,
ATime for Christmas
'Have your heart warmed and
. your spirits lifted in "A Time for
Christmas" at First Baptist Church
tonight and Dec. 10 and 11. This
Broadway-s-tle musical takes tile
audience on a journey though the
history of Christmas while emphasis.
ing the importance of the true mean.
ing of the holiday Show times are
tonight and Dec. 10 at A p m. and
Dec 11 at 6 p m Visit FBFi rst corn
or call 261-3,617
Qiristmas cantata
'The Chancel Choir of First
Presbyt,-erian Church. 9 N Sixth St.
presents the Christmras Cantata. the
Promise of a King. A Christmas
Pi oclamation of Hope, on Dec 11. in
worship at 8:30 a.nm. and 11 a m
Nursery available .
Christmas at Chapel
The Chapel Choir and Orchiestra
will present Tom Fettke's Christmas
Cantata, "God Is With LUs." on Dec.
11 at 10 a.m. The community is invit-'
ed to celebrate the wonder and .'
majesty of the season with the rriem-_
bers of Amelia Plantation Chapel. 36
Bowman Road, Amelia Island
Plantation Call,277-4414 or\;1it
w.v'ww ameliachapel.com

Quiet Christmas
Memorial United Methodist

Church. 601 Centre St., presents A.
Quiet Chrlistma with Bells on Dec.
S11at 5 p m in the anctuari y, a heal-
ing .-,ii vice and the opportunity for
peitrsinal prayei lim at the altar
Wonderful life
r Memorial Linitld Mlelhodist
Church, 601 Centre SIt. will present
the Advent Worship Seri,' s, It's A
Wonderful Life. Dec 11 and 24. al
$ 30.) 9 4' and 11 a rn Service times
Dec 24 are at 4. 5 3t and 7 30 p in
Holy Communion at 4 p in only

Taize service
Du you he-ar what I hear' Jesus is
corning soon Can we hear Him over
the sounds of hurrv and hustle in
this busy season On Dec 12 at 7
p.m. ioin St. Michael Catholic
Church at Fifth and Broome streets
for a quiet. leverernt and humble
musical prayer Th-e small Taize
ensermble \will help pir pare your
heal I. for the coming of the Lord of
Peace- Thi: service, will last about 30,
minutes. after which everyone will
car His peace back rt their humes '
and lives
Christmas pageant
Memorial Unitted Methodi-l .
CILiurcl, ,Ol C intr-: St presents
"The Best Chlii-ttra Pageant Evr" .
-r.n r,'F : : 1 1,, : .it, ir M tell.
Hall, p.=i f.i nmi-d by the Fernandina,
Beach Middle Schl',.ol di ama depart-
Healing service
Memorial LIIC Holiday Service
uf Healing is Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. in the
Sanctuary, re.-cognizing that the holi-
day s can be extremely stressful in so
many different ways Unload your
burdens and hear" s.ume sounds of
the seas-on by the handbell choirs
Contact Pastur Hollie at
houllie*mLncounline corn
OiDec '13at6pmn on th,
grounds of Orange Hall in downtown
St Marys. Ga.. enjoy a live Nativity
complete with actor .carolers and
Contact the St. Marys Welcome


.Center at (912) S82-4000 or
irinfo,''-tmnary'swelconie.com i
Advent services
The community and visitor-s e
invited to share in Advent
Conmmup'i:on SerDices Dfc 14 and 21
at noonr, in the sanctuary 01 First '
Presbyterian Chinuch, 9 N. Sixth S.
Come and receive a Christmas gift
Christmas cantata
Memorial United Methodist
Church. 601 Centre St., presents I
Hear the Prophet Callin'on Dec. x1
at 8.30 and 11 a m., a Christmas can-
tata by the Chancel Choir and insti u-
First Presbyterian
First Presbyterian Chui ch of
Fernandina Beach, 9 N Sixth St.. will
hold Christmas Eve services at 5:30.
p m and 11'p.m. Dec. 24 in the sanc-
tuary Families are invited to attend
the 5.30 p.m.'service with children
dressed in nativity costumes to pa -
ticipate in the retelling of the story
At 11 p m tilhe community is invited
to join with the First Presbyterian
family for a Candlelight Comuruni''n
Service. On Christmas Day there %%ill
be one worship service at 1 la m in
the sanctutal y Residents and visitor.
alike are welcome to celebrate
lMessiah's birth Call 261-3537
Uvin g Waters |
.hi n Living \\alcis W",, hi
Outreach Center with lw -,r\i,. : ..
Dec. 24. from 4.30-6 p.m and triim
6.30-8 p mrn
Celebrate the birth of Jesus withini
worship and an encouraging rnes-
sage honoring the coming of thl ,
Savior of the world. There will not be i
a service Christmas morning to pro-
vide the chui ch family extra time
together on this special day.
Memorial United
Memorial United Methodist
Church. 601'Centre St will hold
Christmas Eve service- at 4. 5:30 and
7.30 p.m Dec. 24. A Blessing of the
Toys and Carol Sing will be held
Christmas Day at 10 a m Kids are
invited to wear their pajamas A New .
Year's Day service will be held Jan. 1
at 10 a m in Maxwell Hall

Sund,]f School 9 30am
5unJ,.y Worship .. .10 45 am1
Wednesday AWANA .6.15 pm
WednesdaryBible s5dy 6.30 p
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reserve this space for
your upcoming events
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9 N. 6" Street
Rru.?-e Lo.nrct-r
Senior Pailor
Worship 8:30 & 11am
Sunday School 9:50am
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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. Jose Kallukalam

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Telephone Numbers.
Parins Ofice 904.261.3472. Fax 904.321.1901
EmergencyNurmner 904.2T7-5566

So, Id o uLeach
Comeimporary Worship
SAT .. .6:00pm
SON .9:30 am
WED..7:00 pm
Youthf. Nursery
S & Childrens' fmnislries
S d 321-2117
On AA 1 milewest olAmelia Island
www.ivig atersOutieadL.Ldrg
Join us LIVE on the Web Sunday

New Vision
Church, UCC
Worship Sundays
at 10:00 am
960-74 Chleser Road min lee
N 0'i an&Cngrauona4JC22.55 or9

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?Innovar..ve Syle, Cone .:rmir prrMs,
.Caual Atmosphre. ..

CPastor Mike Kwiatkowskll Agr
820 Mner Rd. Yulee,'ang Vur
Nursery Provided For All

Kr idKredle Children Ministries

I Mee ting @ 10:30am Sunday 22.
Innovatie Sye, Contem usora yMusic,
Church Schooual Atmo Wohere 1AM
225-5381 Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 MSouth Ninther Rd.Yuleet FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
KidKredible Children Mi., Panisttores
Meeting @ rh10:30am y Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ ay 30pm

CWennesday Mid-week Ser1ie 7-9 p..iies
Coes, Singles, Youth


Pleaseoin as-for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM

A1A& Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward

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

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\^y Chuch
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'unda,, ;'.,:h .l 9 301 At,1
I ,l..rrinn rilj 10. 30 : ,I 'A r
I Tu,:."i,, Bbler Slud, 6 0U PM
', *,,,r ..id ., }h.-,r Pra,c,:e 00 P1.1
.1: Dr. Dave Lawqon

Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown
-Sunday School........ ...9:4SA.M.
Worship Service.............10:55A.M.
Discipleship Training .... .... 6:00P.M.
Evening Worship ............ 6:OOP.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper. .. 6:OOP.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ..... 7:OOP.M.
736 Bonnieview Road (aross rm Saueor Rd.)
904-261-461S (church office)
Nursery provided

First, Baptist
Fernandina Beach
-9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM

96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Sunday Morning Worship Services-10:30 am
Sunday School 9:15am
Friday 5:00pm 7:00pm Awana
Worship Service 10:30 (Childrens Church)
Sunday p.m. Service 6-00 p.m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
Nursery Provided Bus Ministry Available

St Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes You! .- t
L :.,:2:d a '_-r e .::...M ner

7 3' a IT. H.:r Eucharlirt '
S15 or B- I.r-' i w Hurn H ill
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1I ,'"'. n l.. n;
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6 p.m. TAIZE' 2nd'SUnday
' 904-261-4293
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|lhditionlFamilyWeorhip.....m.. 8:m&11am
Co iporaryWo rli .: .9tam in Maxwell Hall
Yauth malaway........ 945am in Youth Center
Sulay School ffr l ag...... 9:45m & 1lain
Wed dayDier(Augll-y)..... il5pm-630pm

SundayServices .
Sunday Holy Communion 8:00&10:00am
5th Sunday Morning Prayer 10:00 am
Sunday Chldren's Bible Class -10:00 am
Wednesday Holy Communion -12:15 pm
Rev. J. Michael Bowhay, Rector
1830 Lake Park Dr. (Ameia ParkacrosstomYMCA))
904-491-6082. weuHolyTrlilyAn.gll(euo
We ue the litugy [rom the 1928 Book of Common Pnrayer

Destiny Fulfille
Christian Minist
528 S. 8th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL
Sunday Worship
9:00 AM 11:00 AM
Thursday Night Service
7:30 PM
Pastor Jeff & Lynn Wilson
for Info, call 904-583-8512
(between Fir & Elm Street)


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FRIDAY, DECEMBER.9,2011/News-Leader


Winter camp
The McArthur Family
YMCA will offer The Chill
Factor winter day camp Dec.
19-23 and Dec. 27-30, to stir
up the imagination and have
fun in a safe and nurturing
environment. Members and
non-members welcome. Free
registration and details at the
Y, 1915 Citrona Drive. Call
261-1080. Visit www.first-
1. Children ages 4-10 will
enjoy making winter-themed
crafts and holiday gifts Dec
20-22 from 9 a.m.-noon each
day at the Amelia Arts
/ Academy. Call 277-1225.
Sleuth Camp
Sherlock Holmes is com-
ing to town in January and
kids ages 4-10 need to get
ready Join the Amelia Arts
Academy Dec 2S and 29. 9
a.m.. to learn how to solve
mysteries and the tricks of
being a super-sleuth, such as
writing in invisible ink,
finding clues and more Call


St. Michael Academy students in grades 6-8complet-
ed their recent Science Fair projects according to the
Intel International Science- and Engineering Fair (ISEF)
research guidelines. I EF is the world'- largest pre-col-
lege international science fair tcnipetition. Winners
from St. Michael Alcadetm will be eligible to participate
in the Diocesan comipetirion and the Northeast Florida
International Engineering and Science Fair. Right, sixth
grade winiers %ere, fir-t pl.ce, .Amber Sells; second, CJ
Berni: and third. Jack Pirten. In -In, enth grade Alex %on
Mohr was first; Ahbl l-layacal second; and Liuren
Kilburn third. Fight grade., Zoe Reyes won first: Robert
Southwick second: and ( hristinn Fi-ano. third. Above.
Southwick waits for judges to rie ev his research and'to
answer questions.

Beyond the bright lights, presents and

parties, people are still searching for a

true and everlasting hope.

Join us this Sunday, December 11th

for one of the 3 exciting services with guest speaker,
Rick Coram. Rick is a gifted omniunicator and God
has used him to share the exciting story of Jesus
-or of .-:sus

:Christ with thousands of people.

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in uncertain times we need to be reminded that
God is present and active in our lives!

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Winter Wonderland
The Wim.,-r \\ndei land Concert will be held Dec. 11 at The
ilz-C'a lan. Arnelia land with Amelia Arts Academy music
and ail tudei's T[ickel-., which include three concerts
rhioughiLilui_ he day. aif- SiIl and available from any instructor
.- .t-udh-nrt, n,1 at the Chambr of Commerce at Gateway
PIulvcald Caill?- .--1225
YHS festival
Yulee Hihl School P-ir forming Arts Department will hold a
Chl istmlia;. Exu aviganiza and Silent Auction Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. at
the school .with perfonrmancices by the musical theater, guitar
and blind classes. The silent auction will include themed gift
baskets, wilh nimany items donated by local merchants.
Admi.si,-n ni -, Call 557-ll56

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The Amelia Island Montessori Lipper Elementary Girls Quartet practices for this year's
Holiday Music Program, above. The music showcase was held at The Omni at Amelia
Island Plantation and featured even the youngest toddler students. Amelia Island
Montessori School would like to thank Dara Davis. music director at AIMS, and the
Poirier Studio of Music.


Faith Christian Academy collected 3,300 pounds of food during their Food.Drive for
the Yulee Interfaith Dinner Network Soup Kitchen. The kindergarten, fourth and
fifth grade classes tied for the most food collected. They delivered the food on Nov.
22. Some was bagged and given to Soup Kitchen guests at the meal Thanksgiving
Day. The rest will be used to prepare meals and to give to additional guests at
upcoming meals. Above, front row frpni left, are Megan Johnson, Kayden Brummett,
Shyla Barlow, Isabel Crane, Nicholas Cribbs, Angel Meece, Asia Kitrell, Ben
Yarmer, Maria Garbarini, Aiden Malloch and Shelby Dech. Middle row, Joshua
.Simpkins, Ashton Wilson, Daya Watt and Victoria Furr. Back row,. Andrea
Brummett, Rebecca Thorton, Catalina Calingo, Jett Calingo, Thomas Meadows,
Elijah Eckels, Ryan Hadsock, Taylor Alvar6 and Bryan Alvar&.

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Chr i st s "finge
Thereare angels among us,
Old and frail,
There are angels among us,
Wrinkled and pale.
S. Angels among us,'
Aged. and Wise,
Angels among us,
Missing yesterday's ties.
These angels among us
Rely on our care,
They need'touches of love,
. Taot you can share, .
Provide oil RiOe something extra,
Just.to show thor you care.
Ageless angels among us,
S Sgn up for 10 if you dare!

ba3 an ang1l for an ag tless onji
Contact the ActivitIes Department for
A0 Angel A.signrnent or for more information at
Qualit, Healtrr of Fernandina Beach
(904) 261 -07
tif Vi e C-' Ve P puos tiOLiklW tY SAeSON

Fernandina Beach


"Is that who I think it is?"Yes. it's Rick from Pawn
Stars! One of the fun things about this industry is that
you get to meet the most interesting people
Gigi Grubner has been involved in the jewelry indus-
try since 1991, working in her family's jewelry store in
upstate New York.
Amelia's Fine Jewelry. located in the historic district of
downtown Fernandina Beach, carries an impressive inven-
tory of unique jewelry From the biblical Widow's Mite
coin to treasures found at the bottom of the sea from the
sunken ship Atocha. these one of a kind pieces lend to an
array of historic importance as you peruse this friendly
shop Rare estate jewelry and select consignments are
carefully chosen for their quality, such as a pair of golden
cufflinks by Stuart Devlin, appointed jeweler to the
Queen of England. Their newest offering is the Amelia
Island Bead, a beautiful piece compatible with Pandora'
bracelets and most other versions of bead bracelets
Sharing the blessings this fine store has provided her.
she is'active in our community and has participated in
fund raisers for Friends of the Library, STARS. the Nassau
Humane Society, Living Waters World Outreach Center,
and the Help Save the Turtles program just to name a few.
Amelia's fine Jewelry offers free jewelry cleaning every
day They provide quality serv-
ices including repairs,
re-sizing, re-mount-
ing and design work
so you can re-pur-
pose those sentimental
favorites. They also pay
top dollar far.yo..99
unwanted goldfc1. -'

Located at 317 Centre Street,
they are open from 10.00 AM to
5:00 PM Monday through
Thursdays.10:00 AM to 9:00 PM on
Friday and Saturdays, and
now open on Sundays from I I:00AM to
4:00PM. www.AmeliasFinejewelry.com or (I .
give them a call at (904) 277-0665.

SCelebrating 15 years at The Spa & Shops
I 904-261-0777

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Ron Philos' School of Golf
Establishes New Home,

Ron Philo, Ron Philo Jr, Kevin Diaz and LPCA tour star
Laura Diaz are pleased to announce their partnership ,,rth
Amelia National Golf & Couniry Club V,where the\ will
continue to provide you with the best instructional and
playing experience available. .
We welcome you to join us as we re-establish our
base in Amelia Island.
Yes 3 for one. For the price of one 1 hour private lesson
you will' receive two 1 hour private lessons and a round of
golf at Amelia National Golf Club. Your cost only $150.00,
the regular price of a one hour lesson.
Please call'Ron Philb (904)556-8581
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1. -iO i : ED i- 'L'- F L E D LL- i:.l .' ~i i', CAL.
Mikaela Nichols, 3, of Fernandina Beach runs w.ith Santa. left, during the fun run for kids, part of
the Reindeer Run Saturday. Carrying an American flag. Albert Smith of Yuiee, above left, finished the
half-marathon in 2:26:25: Abote right, half-marathon and 5K runners on North Fletcher Avenue,
returning from the North Beach segment of (the route. Half-marathoners went on to Fort Clinch State
Park and Old Town Fernandina and then returned through the fort to the finish line on Dolphin
Street at the beach. The start of the Reindeer Run, below.

More than 400 compete in Reindeer half-marathon

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Amelia island nr.w has a
hialf-i arathl :,n t.. .:all its ,. n.
.'i l i , -.Io C,- S iii- Inrunch. 4
ilhe, RK'deer Run half-
mn:.irahii in and 'K Saturday
M..,r,: than t1I0 runner's
and wa-lkers registeredi, f-r
th.- inm._giai 1 .1-rnile race,
sp.-n::red by Arn i-lia [-land
Ionnr:- \\- \ilh an additional
S resist, Irel .,:,r thl,: .K. iI
was i lhe,i' ,-:st ve rnt yet pre-
Srid by 1h1- l.. cal running
Sf,-el that overall it
,-x> d ,-,d ,_,,.itr exp. lai.i,-ns
and i ,:rit a 1.t 'l :re smin :':thly
than ycu'd xpe,'ct for an inau-
6 giura! ev'ni." -sid i:i:-race-
directoi Patte,- B,-i "in
;piakin > It. p-,:,pl,- cA -rward.
-Ihey .see-n.'id apply with lith
c-vent in u:i.-neral. Aind wer
w"ere blesIsed with w''nd-.-rful
w,: ath.-r -- v:,u Louldn't have
;' ordered up b'-tl. r w,-ather."
First across th,- finish line
for the- n-ew hailf-marathon
W j'.s f, I'rle L U. maralhion
rec-,'rd hdi-dr, J!.rry Lawson
.,f.lJacks_..nviille Beach
Lais n, -1'. finished in
1.205 Gene Se,.- rts.-n. 35.
'f St Miarys wva the second
mal. fiishri overall I 1-22-'.6
and Ihird was- Nick Hamlin.
*U. ofr Yile.1- 1 .1 2'i.
La'...-n said he benefit
fj inr the om-rnptiti.i.n, in
which he and Severts,-n trad-
.ed the lead and frinm ihe
almii' .,ph'- r- ,f the event. "i
stniarted cheering av other r run-
nr-irs js. they \,-, 1e cheer ing at
rn." La.,..in said. adding that
Srve- is'.-n 'did a" gr,:at jb
ad 1n i lda ra ce "a -
Fini-liing tirst amoi'ng
I: male- runn -rs was Sarah
William-s. 28, :of Ar.- .lia island
in 1 's 4-4 S,-cnd was Ashle-v
Baker. 7 ,..I J...hns, Creek.
Ga il 5 1i,. foll,-w.-ed by
S...rcha Fi inch. I .
Ferna lndina Beach il.:''" 1.i
"I lveds it." William. said
"I rIallv liked the, c.ur :
Tl,,r,- aas n,,thing I di.In'l
1 he, ','K and th,: first I,!G 'f
the 1 1-miilr l.-.l :owed the
rI -i, h Ql Shiimp Festival
'.1K t. tlh,- n:ii lh end .,f No tIh
Fl: tch,'r Aernue and back
TTi;: hial'-m:iara;th,;n r ,cntinued
inr,-, F, t Clinch 'Male Park
i.mndl .len tI., (O d Fri-\n. I'tui n-
nri, li ,nig'h the fi:t lu finish
.ii M:,iri B,-each ark
Th,: i-..rn'ring dawn -.d
briuLIit. C:,:i :irn.. windy, but
"th- iisly place th. irindi as a
l'cl. was ..n rh,: fi -it '5K.
Williams said. "G':in.. back
thr',ugh F,-_rr Clinch was
beautiful. anLd'thr was nri':'
wind 1!.il T,:. n \was nic':.
too. i
RUN C. fin,,d i 1.'.-

Runners, from left: Ashley Baker, 37, of Johns Creek, Ga.. was second in open womi-n in the half-marathon: Bill Beaumont, 55, of Yulee, was
first in masters men in the 5K: Blake Hankwitz. 16, of St. Mars was third in open men in the 5K: Caroline Geiken, 54, of St. Simons Island, Ga.,
was first in grand masters women in the half-marathon: Clay Hewett. 15. of Fernandina Beach %was second in open men in the 5K.

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Pictured from left: Dave Hoock, 55. of Ponte Vedra Beach was first in grand masters m.in in the 5K: Gene Severtson, 35, of St. Marys, Ga., was
second in open men in the half-marathon: Holly Czeiszperger., 21, of Kingsland, Ga.. was first in open women in the 5K: Hope Lejeune, 42. of St.
Marys. Ga., was first in masters women in the 5K. Jerry Iawson, 15, ofl'Jacksonvill-- Ileach won the open men division of the half-marathon.

Pictured from left: John Palladino, 55, of Camp Hill, Pa., took first .place in grand masters men in the half-marathon; Kathryn Howell, 45, of
Woodbine, Ga., was second in open women in the 5K; Lyndsie Faulk, 22, of Bryceville was third in open women in the 5K; Mark Grubb was the
men's masters championship in the half-marathon; Mary Jean Last, 61, of Fernandina Beach was first in grand masters women in the 5K.




Santa Claus poses with the children.participating in the fun run above. Entry was free
with a toy donation to Toys for Tots. Below, from left: Will Weaver, 15, of Fernandina
Beach took first place in open men in the 5K- Sarah Williams, 28, of Amelia Island
was first in open women in the half-marathon: and Rosa Haslip, 48, of Fernandina
Beach was first in the masters women's division in the balf-marathon.

RUN C.,niu .d r.n: 12.2
Asked about being the fil tt
femahl- inner of an inaugural
halff-mraraihon. W\illiarns said,
S did realize that. and I asked
J,6rgrLaw-son. ,u'do kriw "i
that you havk the couire
Record. i i hlit'"
Talented high school run-
ners paced the men's field in
the 5K wurni by Will Weaver,
S 15. of Fernandina Beach in
-'5.3 Close behind'were Clay
Hewetl. 15. of Fernandina
Beach t19 04) and Blake
Hankwitz. 16. of St Mlarys.
Ga. (19 21).
Wea'er. a rninth-grader at
FBHS. won the Nassau
S County high school cross
country championship meet
thi- fall and finished 14th in
the 15oni at the Middle
School State Championship
last May t(438 521. The
Reindeer Run was his first
overall victory in a local road
Although he began the
race leading the pack. Weaver
:* was surprised near the end of
I the 5K whe,-n .to of the half-
Smarathoners passed hirm. He
learned later that lie was run-
nine in the same field with a
r-: Jmer Li S marathon record-
:. "i was a shock because I
wasn't expecting half-
maiathoners to be going that
fast," Weaver said "I -was
Samazed at liow cood the run-
S ners were I appreciate that
they would cornr out and runi
ith us I was happy they
came to the island"
He also said he -.'as happy
that his FBHS tearmmiate
Hew.:in set a p,.e sonal record.
S"I'm hoping he'I be a big part
of our t-am nnex-t year tuio."
Wea er said.'
S The top thi,.-i, feimale 5K
finishers were Holly Czeisz-
perger'. 2'1, of Kinrsland
114 2f., Kathryn Howell. 43.
.t'of woodbinene Ga (25 US) and
Lyndsie Faulk.22, of
Bri'ceville i25.2"1)
In the halfr-marathon's
masters category for runners
aL-e 411 and over. winners were

Mark Grubb. 4-. of Atlantic
Beach in 1 27.46. and Rosa
Haslip. 48. of Fernandina
Beach. 1:41-38
Grand masters winners.
age 50 and over, were John
Palladino, 55, of Camp Hill.
Pa 1 31 19. and Carolnrie
'Geikeri. 54. of St. Simonss
Island. Ga 1.46.19.
In the 5K. masters winners
were Bill Beaumront. 55. of
Yulee in 19 24. and Hope
Lejeune. 42. of St. NMarys in
26.001 Grandmasters winner's
were Dave Hoock. 55, of
Ponte Vedra Beach in 21:28.
and -Mary .lean Last, 61, of
Fernandina Beach in 28:19.
Complete -ace results are
available at
AmelialslandRunners corn
The half-marathon was
more than a year in the plan-
ning. arid organizers are com-
piling comments from run-
ners to consider
improvements for next year.
Among features drawing
praise this year were the 13
custom-designed reindeer
mile-markers, each in differ-
enr: colors and garb, the corps
of enthusiastic volunteers,
arrd finishers' medals with the
half-marathon race logo
This year's event also fea-
-ured three fun runs for chil-
dren and a "kids' zone" for
children's activities. The fun
runs were free with a toy
donation for Toys for Tols.
and donation boxes were
brimming with toys. kids'
race director Li? Kawecki
"I think people just had a
lot of fun It was hard to drag
the kids off afterwards
because they 'were having
such'l a good time." Boler
-aid "I heard that frorn a lor
of people "
Race proceeds will benefit
the Healthy Slart program.
Friends of Fort Clinch and
Amelia island Runners run-
ning programs. AIR's next
race will be the Pirates on the
Run 5K '10K on Feb. 18 at St.
Peter's Church-, with routes
that include the Egans Creek
Greenwav Information and

(Located in the Days Inn on Sadler Road)







registration is available at the
AIR website
Co-race director Susie
DeMille thanked the many
volunteers who worked on
the race, the Fernandina
Beach Police. Fire-Rescue
and recreation departments.
the Police Auxiliary Corps,
Fort Clinch State Park, spec-
tators and sponsors.
Boler and DeMille.
dressed in red Christmas out-
fits. were a constant presence
at the event, cheering the
runners and enjoying the
achievement of a long-held
As a cannon sounded and
hundreds of runners started
their race, "I felt like I was,
going to cry," Boler said "It
was so exciting, and the real-
ization of a dream. There they
were. running on our course."
Said DeMille. "I can't wait
to do it again."


Dodgeball toumey
The Pirate Pointe Disc Golf Tourna-ment
will be held for ages 18 and up at 11 a.m.
Dec 24 at Fernandina Beach High School.
Registration begins at 10 a.m. Cost is $10 per
player The tournament is a doubles best
shot Like Pirate Pointe DGC on Facebookfor
details and updates

Dodgeball tourney
A Holiday Dodgeball Tournament will be
held Dec 18 at Peck Gymnasium. The tour-
nament will be round robin followed by an
elimination tournament. Games begin at 9
a.m Register at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center through today..
Team fee is $50 per team and is due at
registration. Tournament is open to ages 13
and up. Format is live-on-five with an eight-
person roster limit. 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. 10 with a 7 30 p.m bell
time. See Kevin Toole take on Ricky Jay for
the Southern States title, champion Scotty
Biggs .defend against Maddog Miller tag-team
sensations, The Marcs Brothers and get a
shot at the championship against John
Douglas and Rob Justice.
The CCW championship will be on the line
as "The Future" Jonathan Wells attempts to
wrestle it away from champion 'Rock 'n' Roll"
Chris Turner. "Sir" lan Shire, Samantha
Steele, Hayden 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. Visit www.ccwrestling.biz.

Register for winter adult basketball league
through Jan. 6 at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center Team fee is $250 and is
due at registration.
Games will be Monday and Thursday
nights with a possibility of some Wed-nesday
nights at Peck Gym beginning Jan 16. Ten
regular season games will be followed by an
elimination tournament. Teams must have
matching colors: check color availability upon
registration. Contact Jay al 277-7350, ext.
2013, or jrobertson@fbfl.org.

Laettner 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 Irom
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 today For information, contact Jay at 277-
7350, ext 2013 or at irobens.:on@fbil org

Rununder the lights
Join the Amelia Island Runners Wednes-
day nights under the lights from 6-7 p.m.
(weather permitting) at the Fernandina Beach
High School track, 435 Citrona Drive. These
weekly runs are open to the public.
Free expert coaching advice is available
most weeks from Roy Benson, a nationally
recognized and published exercise scientist
and running coach.
Join members from the club for a group
run every Saturday morning, beginning at 7
a.m. at Current Running, 815,South Eighth St.
All ages and abilities are welcome at these
group runs and you don't need to be a mem-
ber of the club to participate. For information,
email president@ ameliaislandrunners.com.

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Boules Club
Amelia Island Boules Club holds petanque
pickup games Saturdays at 9 :, a m and
Wednesday at 6 p.m. on the petanque
courts.at the south end of the downtown mari-."
na. Petanque (pay-tonk) is a cousin of bpth
horseshoes and bocce, the Italian bowling,
game. The public is always welcome to join.
For information, call 491-1190.

SailingClub meets
The Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the
first Tuesday at the Krah Ahlieii Club at Ten
Acres Social hour at 6 30 [m rn meetirg at
7.30 p m. C.oniact Commodore Bill Bass al
277-4398 or wwbass,''bellsouih net or visil .
www ameliaislandsailhng org for information

Organized bike rides
There are organized bicycle rides in
Fernandina Beach and around Amelia Island
Thursday starting at 9 a m and Satuidays
starting at 8 30 a.m weather perrrnrinng All
rides start from Main Beach Par near ihe
miniature golf course
Cyclists of all abilities are welcome The
ride will be around 30 miles with rest slops
along the way and loops back to: he stirring
point at around 10 miles before',continuing on
the remaining 20 miles of the route Lunch
ahe.r the ride is optional
Bicycle helmets are mandatory as well as
a bicycle in good working condition These
rides are led by Don Eiper in conjunction wilh
the North Florida Bicycle Club Coniaci him at
261-5160. Sign up Icr email notices at www
ameliaislandcycling.com or www nfbc us

Youth sportingclays
Amelia Shotgun Sports 86-00 Hot Shot
Trail. Yulee, is hoSting a holiday Youth
Sporting Clays Clinic Dec 17 from 10 am to
3:30 p.m The clinic is an introcduct',ry 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-adull pair and
$25 for each additional youth and includes
clay targets, ammunition use of a slihogun
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 Tarrgets per
individual and picnic-style lunch All shooting
will be supervised by an experienced shooter
The morning session will include safely
instruction, shotgun familiarizaton and opera-':
tion and live firing at straight away clay far-
gets, a safety review and quesihon-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-
er. Experienced shooters may use their own
shotgun with the approval of the instructor A
parent or legal guardian must sign a pernis-
so:n slip for the y'.-utH sh-'..-.re''," nd l .adult '
shooter must sign a release lo:.im i.:r bt-oi
For information call 753-461C, or 546-'91818
or visit ameliashotgunsporns com

Be an umpire
Baseball and softball umpires can join the
fastest growing umpires association in
Northeast Florida, the River City Umpires *
Association River City Umpires is currently
recruiting men and women interested in offici-
ating baseball and sohball
If you live or work in Baker, Bradford. Clay.
Duval, Putnam, Si Johns or Nassau County
contact Terry Padgett at (904) 879-6442 or
.visit www.rivercityumps.com

To submit an item for thi- colmr, contact
Beth Jones at261-3696 or emadl/o ,

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Explore Florida's

storied attractions

at literary luncheon

For the News-Leader
Before the Magic
Kingdom, Sea
World and
Universal Studios,
Cypress Gardens reigned
as one of Florida's premier
attractions. Dick Pope, the
founder of Cypress
Gardens in 1936, trans-
formed a remote swamp-
land into a paradise where
could wan-
der through CO pes
lavish botan- Gardes,
ical gardens, ir.ajc,.,
gaze at ; ,;
Southern- a.,a
belles loung- - '-
-ing under
trees and gasp at astound-
,ing water-ski shows.
Images from this exotic
Wonderland appeared in
Smatgain., newspapers,
newsreels and movies, cata-
pulting the destination to
the ranks of a playground
for celebrities such as Joan
Crawford, Don Ameche,
Betty Grable and Esther
Williams, to royals such as
the Duke and Duchess of
\ind-or ,iand Kine' Husse--in
.l" ,rd.an
At it.s Ajinual Lit.-lai
Lunriclh i,n. the Frii:.nds ,ul
lhe, F_-rniardina L[.each
l.ibrar', %ill prieseni Lu
V\'ck-ers.. ault l ,r >'f 1 C4 .rss
Ga 'd, in .4 Si:..: -' i t. 'PI.'l,71
1,'J7nd.rln,a Hoiw LI.k Pp.-'
lhnrnted Fl,,r':a. v.hich
wvon the 2,11 Bruinz-e h--d l
for Florida Non-Ficrion
Utilizing a slid A -hose-,t
photos and vidc,-u. \ k k[.:.r
%uill share l hir nioti\ari..-n.

for writing this book and
her research on Pope's cre-
ation, along with the rich
history of the landmark
attraction and the dynamic
people involved in its devel-
opment. Vickers will also
discuss the park's decline
following the construction
of Walt Disney World, the
changes in management
and the evolving interests
and vacation-
ing habits of
'. '. :,~- the nation, as
Well as its
outlook for
-. .' the future as
part of.
S Florida.
earned a doctorate in cre-
ative writing from Florida
State University and cur-
rently teaches. English at
Tallahassee Community;
College. She has published
numerous essays and short
stories in magazines and
has received three
Individual Artist's Grants
from the Florida Division of
Cultural Affairs. In addition
to her book on Cypress
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It's the weekend for parades, festivals
Arnerica's Youth will sponsor the Holiday Lighted Parad. at 6 p in. Sa:jt.irdrx, in downtown
Fernandina Beach. with the theme "The Musiic and Magic of Christlmas -I in:'-uip is at 4:30 p.m. at
Central Park. Buccaneer Field. For information visit tl- Northeast Fliida Coniiunnitl Action
AgE ucv, 1303 Jasminie St., the Deput ,,n Centre Street url 'av.amlit liaisland coWn. All eintries/Lunits
will b,: lighted.
The Yulee Holiday Festival and Parade will be held Satuiday fromi 10 a rn.-4 p.m. at the Yillee
Sports Complex on Goodbread Drive in Yulee The parade will begin at lI a.m.. followed by live
entertainnment. Santa pictures, arts and crafts vendors, f.od. bounciks and pony rides. For informa-
tion call Connie at 90)4) 345-3264. For more holiday events. see page 2[i

.In spite of or, perhaps,
because of the Herdman
kids, the same old
Christmas pageant has new
meaning in Fernandina
Little Theatre's production
of the holiday comedy clas-
S sic "The Best Christmas
.'Pageant Ever."
.-Performances at FLT,
1014 Beech St., downtown
Fernandina Beach, are Dec.
,10, 13, 15, 16 and 17 at
-.7:30 p.m. and Dec. 11 and
18 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets can
be purchased at the door, if
available, or in advance at
"The UPS Store in the Publix
.'.. shopping center. FLT is a
'" small, intimate space and
S- patrons are encouraged to
purchase tickets in advance.
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Artist Mlaril.n Eflein enjoys painting local scenes.

'Edugator' artist
Marilyn Eflein will be the Island
Art Association's Featured Artist at
the Nouveau Art Reception and
Artrageous Art Walk on Saturday
from 5-8 p.m. at the gallery, 18 N.
Second St.
Eflein is a fine artist and eduga-
tor* who shared her talent and joy
in ,rt at Fernandina Beach High
School, where she taught arts and,
crafts for nearly 38 years. A. Nassau
County Teacher of the Year, she

focus of art walk
founded the school art exhibit as a
feature of Fernandina's annual
Shrimp Festival and, in 2005, the
Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival
was dedicated in her honor, recog-
nizing her endeavors, Additionally,
she has received the Career
Service Award from the Florida Art
Education Association and the Arts
Education Leadership Award from
ART Continued on 5B


The Amelia Island Museum of
H istry.233 S. Third St.. invites the
public lndiscu'-
cr the history ofl
the shrimnping
industry with
Dr. Tony Stu hi is
at 6 p.m. tonight. ".. : -
Stubits rcccinilN :
\vrote The Ocean Under the Moon
and will discuss over 150 years of
sh n m ping h is tory, including how
se\ eral lactiirs came together, in the
early 1900b. ilht made Fernandina
[he cenIerI'!L the modern shrimping'
industry. His presentation will cover'
some iof lhe pioneers of the shrimp-
ing indusr\x and how ithasevolved
over umeC, including someof the dif-
liculnes that days shrimpers
endure to keep the domestic
sh rim ping industry alive. This pro-
gram is Iree !,I members and a sug-
gtested dintiiin of $5 for non-mem-
be rs. C.in tact Alex at 261-7378. ext.

The Cujliin for the
Rcductii, 'Elimination
i Ethnic Disparities in
Health invites the com-
munir t,: jiin it for the fourth annu-
al \\i .rid .AIDS Day Banquet on Dec.
I atl St Peter' Episcopal Church
hall. S.01I Atlan1 c Ave. Speaker will
be Rod L. Brni_\n. Florida
Department iii, Health.Area 4
Program A AIDS Office. Social hour is
from r (7 p m. and program from 7-9
p m. Tickets arc $30. Contact Betty
Wilson at 277 5335:St-arleatha
Pllard at 5 2588: John DAgnese
at 2N. ori44 IcnnettWilson-Baker at

556-3363: Lena Gurley at 491-0915;
or William HA. Collins at (904)

The most endangered species of
whale the North Atlantic Right
Whale -will be the focus of Wild
Amelia Nature Festival's next "Wild
Nite" lecture Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. at the
Peck Center Auditorium on 11th
Katie Jackson of
the North Atlantic
Right Whale
Aerial Monitoring
Program of the
Florida Fish and
Conservation Commission will
address the plight of the North
Atlantic Right Whale, now number-
ing only 300-400 worldwide. the
hazards they face and howwe can
help insure their survival. The pro-
gram is free and open to the public.
Visit www.wildamelia.com.

The Amelia Island Museum of
History invites the public to its next
3rd Friday on 3rd Street Dec. 16 at 6
p.m.. with Fred Giltmier on the histo-
ry of the Seminoles.
Born out of the wreck-
age of other Native
American tribes and
escaped African slaves.
the Seminoles have a
rich history in Florida.
Discover their colorful history and
culture, and how the tribe ties in to
Florida becoming part of the United
States. The program is free for mem-
bers and $5 for non-members. Call
Alex at 261-7378. ext. 102.


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SPECIAL EV S Tickets are $15 by Dec. 10
and $17 at the door: For
The Boys and Girls reservations call Bob Keane,
Clubs of Nassau County 277-4590. All men, Whether
Foundation's 5th Annual new to the area or longtime
Benefit gala wil be held Feb. Nassau County residents, are
S 24 at The Ritz-Carlton, welcome to attend and join
Amelia Island with speaker .the club. Visil www mensnew-
Bonnie St. John, a national-, comersclub.org.
ly recognized source of *
inspiration as an athlete, Join fellow car enthusi-
author and executive asts for coffee and conver-
coach. station on Dec. 17 from 9-11
Growing up in a crime-rid- a.m. at Starbucks, 1460
den environment, St. John SadlerRoad.- For information
lost her leg to a medical disor- contact Harvey at 583-8649.
der at age 5 but found support * *
in Boys and Girls Club mem- Florida folk group
bership. The 1984 Tammerlin performs in
Paralympics bronze medal Hixon Auditorium of the
winner in the slalom gradual- Cummer Museum of Art &
ed with honors from Harvard, Gardens, 829 Riverside
earned her master's at Oxford Ave., Jacksonville, on Dec.
as a Rhodes Scholar and 27 at 7 p.m. Wiih a sound
served on the White House. that is a step oli the well-beat-
National Economics Council en path, Tammerlin has gar-
For tickets and information nered praise from critics
call 261-8666 Visit www.bgc- world-wide. Their innovative
nassau.org. Email info@bgc- performances offer exception-
nassau.org. al guitar playing, well-crafted
S-* * original songs and traditional
The North Florida tunes pulled from the hear o
Chapter of the NAMES American music. "Winteriso:ng
Project is providing two is a unique holiday progianam
panels of the AIDS featuring ancient carols,
S Memorial Quilt for viewing songs of the winter season,
through Dec. 30 at Baptist readings and poems which
Medical Center Nassau, was first presented at the
1250 South 18th St., Smithsonian in 2001 Free for
Fernandina Beach. The quilt, members and non-member.s
Wounded in 1987 as a For information call (9041 355-
poignant memorial, is ai pw-- 0630.
erful tool for use in preventing * *
new HIV infections, and the Join the Nassau County
largest ongoing community Sierra Club on New Year's
arts project in the world. Day for a Beach Walk and
* Clean Up. Meet at Slider's
Wild Amelia Nature Beach Park at 10 a.m.
Festival, in partnership with Participants will walk to
Fort Clinch State Park and Peters Point, approximately
Keep Nassau Beautiful, will 2.5 miles
host a beach clean up on A picnic luirih will be
` the Fort Clinch shore on served arier trle alk that will
Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. Entry to the include the customary New
park is waived for participants Year's blackeye peas and
S, Meet at the fort parking lot at greens for good luck. Bring
9 a.m. For information con- gloves, plastic bags for trash,
tact Len Kreger at water and sunscreen
l.kreger@comcast.net. Please RSVP so organiz-
.* ers can plan the picnic Email
Go "Holiday Walkin'at Karen Miller, Nassau County ,
The Ritz" with Walkin' Sierra Club Outings Leader
Nassau on Dec. 14 at 5 p.m. coordinator at
as members enjoy a short karen penpal.miller'gmail.co
walk of the decorated m Leave your name and
grounds of The Ritz phone number in case ot can-
Carlton, Amelia Island. cellation due to weather
SMeet,in the Lobby Lounge , .., .., ,
and gather there afterwards ,- The city of Fernandina
for light hors d'oeuvres provid- Beach will host its first
ed by Walkin' Nassau. Drinks annual Wing King
available for purchase. Competition on Jan. 14 at
Parking is free. the Atlantic Avenue
For information contact Recreation Center with two
Jane Bailey at dnibailey@ cooking categories, best
mindspring.com or 261-9884 wings and hottest wings.
or Dyanne Hughes at dyhugh- Fee is $25 for one category or
S, es@atl.net or 206-4417 $50 for both. Register until
S' Jan. 6 at the rec center.
The Cummer Museum of Timed eating compeiiii.-ns
Art & Gardens, 829 include the "Tongue Torch,'
Riverside Ave., eating six of the honest wings.
Jacksonville, presents its and the "Iron Stomach,' eat-
Talks and Tea Lecture i; ng the most wings ,
Series Dec. 14 and 15 at Register the day ot begin-
1:30 p.m. ning at 11 a.m. Food Judging
This seated gallery talk begins at 12 30 p rn. and eal-'
offers tea reception immedi- ing contests at 1 p.m. For
ately following. Seating is lim- information contact Jay at,
S i: ed and pre-registration is 277-7350, ext. 2013 or
required Cost is $6 and jrobertson@fbft.org. -
includes'free admission tothe .. :
museum and gardens. Call The Amelia Island
(904) 355-0630 to register Genealogical Society will
*. offer its annual Beginner,
The Men's Newcomers Genealogy Course starting
L Club of Amelia Island will Jan. 14 from 9:30 a.m.-noon
hold its lunch-meeting Dec. at the Fernandina Beach
15 at 11:30 a.m. at the Police Department
Fernandina Beach Golf Community Room. 1525
Club. Speaker Peter Johnson Lime St., and running five
of the Amelia Island successive Saturdays through
Association board of directors Feb 11. Topics pclude
S will define the purpose of the Introduction to Famrily History;
Association and discuss cur- Searching Census and Vital
rent issues and opportunities Records; Church ahd '
it is addressing Cemetery Records


Where volunteering begins.

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Newspapers and Digital
Books; Courthouse Research;
Libraries and Archives;
Organization and Choosing
Software; Military Records;
and Immigration and
Emigration. In addition, partic-
ipants will have the opportuni-
ty for individual research time
with a mentor. Cost is $30 per
person or $45 per couple -
both include a one-year AIGS
membership or $10 for
.AIGS rnembeis.-Sign up.at
any Nassau County-library or
contact Marie Santry at 321-
3460 or
mcsantry@ comcast.net.


.Former Miss America
and Jacksonville native.
Leanza Cornett. will play
the lead role in "Nunsense,"
which will kick off the
Alhambra Theatre and
.Dining's-4th season on
Dec. 30 in Jacksonville.
Beach. Cinelt wil Le ri, rei,-
dence tc. ,ie sh, .' eniir.:-
run Group sales are avail
able Tickels lian at 142 for
adults and :$35 fo children
and include clinnei show and
parking. Call Ihe I ox office at
1904) 641 1212 or viSia
AWWW alharva *~,~l~'m ,onfoi

The world's most
famous detective is called
to investigate 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
Holmes muLis use S111 skills
of observation and disguise
along will aucdien:e parn cipa-
tin i.-. scl.ie the m yster, r'
rod,,uc,-cl b, Atlantic Coast
Theater tcor i',':ulh ih-e play is
fun ic.r tIei entire family
Tickets are $6 each -Contact
the academy at 277-1225
* *
Tickets are on sale for
the new 25th anniversary
production of "Les
Meserables," part of The
Artist Series'2011/12
Broadway in Jacksonville
The show will :co':,rie I' '
iheiTimnes Uninci Cenier's
M.iiran Thealier ironm May 1-
Tickets start at $27 and are
available at The Artist Series ,
,, x Offic:e al 1.5 -860-
BWA',' r .:nliinre a www anst-
s Serie..lax orgr


O e'ri iiel o.u t pubs
i.e-alh.,:d .j i ,-,i:l.ait inilc n o,-n'i Ol
about ,Jc.An.:A/r, Fn Femanrdina *"
.andc a ': -d i'e i :r .all
Join the Amelia Island
Museum of History
Thursday at 5:30 p.m. to
tour four of the town's most
popular, notorious or other-
wise historic pubs and
One ric.- -el Wil jet you one
drink at each e:tablish.menl
Sand n e-i arnul c.t :co.ul lales
about the places y'cu visit as
,well as those you see aiLng
'Our way Ii't a oreat way tc
see Fernandinri- aiind le-arr
about its hii:' r\,' Tikels a ,
$25. per perscri ilrnusti be 21
must show IDi, touu begins ai
lhe historic irain deputy in
downtl.i.wn Fernandina Beach.
.** ,eservalirsn required c,
C:.nia. lThea ?i 2.:-.1-7,7E:.
ex't i;', ,-,r Tiea'-a'ame.iramu.-
seum.org. . ; '.

Guests on the ghost tour
will learn Amelia Island
ghost stories as they tiptoe
through dark streets and
walk in the footsteps of a
bygone era as the past
comes alive through the
skillful storytelling of your
SThe tour begins at 6 p.m.
every Friday like clockwork
and lasts approximately one
hour. Meet your guide in the
cemetery behind St. Peter's.
Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave.
Tickets may be purchased
at the Amelia Island Museum
of History for $10/adults and
$5/students. Contact Thea at
261-7378, ext. 105 or
Thea@ameliamuseum.org for
more information.

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A Christmas Story'
Amelia Comuinitiy Theatire. 2 Cedar,: r
i'SI presins the family holidklay fav,: ite, "A
Chri-tnas Story." vith perfui nmaLt..-s tonight
and -< i: in and 1'-1 7 al S p mI jith a 2 p m
matinee Dec. 11. Diire-cled by T'ini D'AnicL',
this family favorite is the story of young. .
Ralphic and his htop..-- ,.i finding a Red Rydei
BE Gutn under the Clri.in'as tiete.
Tickets are ,20 adults.. "i10 students and
may b- pui chased by calling the. bux office at
261i-1.1l4 c online at www.ann liac .'ro uni-
1\1 healre, org IThe box office open-, ,-ach
Thursday-SatuLrday fr -m 11 a mi -1 p.rn
Pkae bring non-pelishable food iteris for
tie :Barniaba. Foid Parinn y rI hi.t-lp AC T
A','iinst Hunger Ifhei -'.ill ,li-o be a "Li-g
Lamtp Rafil' "
Christmas Bazaar
The Waier wheel A I Gallery and its
iit-itihbors i Rdbures rD.g Bakery.
Beadlemtania, CLII ii-nt Runnin -. Tipton
Smudios and Ayuielia Av.aird-i ir PR:.lican Palmis
on Suutlh Ei hthli Slitrt will host a Chrisinlas
Bazaar roday and Dec li foitn l1 i a rn -4 p.m.
l,-atIL irig Santa Claus.. Ii a Lts gifts for kids to
rnake at each shop. special sales and maybe
even an appears by Mater fromi "Cal s" IThe
venl is free it. attend aind a portion of sales
proceeds will be donated to ith. Hirimane
S.ci.-t\y. Micalh' Place and RFai nabas Foi
inforirnaiion call the Watei wheel at 2'61--2535.,
St.Ma ystour
flih S Mari ys Chrisnias LTour tf Homes.
i D.ic 10 froni 5 3:-101 p mi l'iaturing six deco-
iated pri'vale homni--s, thre-e bed and bi eak- ,.'
lasts, live. chitllches,. Ihe SI Mla ys S-ubmarine-
Museum and Orang.< Hall in doi.ntovn St
Mai ys, Ga Enjoy cai olutrs and hi' I s and a
fl 6 .;-9 p m prtrftri. ance in the \atei
frotil park by (Chrlistiar band irniit. Dr iv rihe
ii,,ur .i take a bu-.. available alung the path
Tickets are --12 in advance or .'15 un the
day and available at The Cortae Shlip.
l arktt onu the Squar, t. Ihe St. Mai rs
Welcomi:- C,-ni,:r and Sheila's Hallmark
Contact the St Ma ys \Welcomne C.ener atr
ll 2) I'l.'-4 ,in i .,r
in f, ,, msin .ja l:,, ,.- .'.m, r '., i ,
Home tour
\isit St binmns islandrJ (. a ufo Lthe '7thl
Annual Cassina Garden Club's Touir of
Homes and Bake Sale Dec 10 from 10 a nm -4
p.im featuring live lthiomes decorated for the
holidays, with several serving treats front
I ecipes in Cassina's hlisoiic cookbook The
bake sale is f uim 9i a ni..2 p tm. al 'the historic
tabby .slave cabins on Gascoigne Bluff The
GlI\nn Art Association on Bealiview Di ive
0iill differ handriade ornament s and other gift
irenms Advance tick-ts are '25 and available
at wwv .'iass.ina4ail denclub orii or at (til2)
.i:ls-2.Sc, Local t.-ero.ants have tickets uni
lheyv miay be purchased the day\ ol at the-
labby .lavie abins
The Fel nandina Beach library will host a
Family Htliday Celeblill-Aln D)c 1t fri.rn 2-4
p.m with holiday stoi ies, songs and a special
craft. Brin_ .yoLru canie ra forta pholt with
Santa and enjoy hot chlic'late and cookies
't'hile supplies lasi Fo.r infol miria on .'call 277-
,365 oi emiail Youih Librarian Michelle Foide
at mtoit dl'r'as atOiii.ntmli c m \Visit
WW IIv'taSaLi'read. conm Spi-,Jsoiled by
Frieiind l IIhel F-rniiandinai Beach Library
Christmas bazaar
A Christmas bazaar "\ill be held Dec 11t
ftr.i 1l a i *.4 p iii at rth, Allanitic .venue
Re t-Cl atiotn C-iltr with a 'va iety of vendors.
including textile artist Rilli- M:CC ay of
Aoueiic:an Bea: ch A mission is fi ,e
Santa Paws photos
Bi ing your favorite pet and If.iry rv iends
10 have- Ithir pictui e taken with banra, Cats
AXniels will spoi-,sor pictures 1\ilih Santa
'Paws" at PetSm a t in SI J.hns Tuvo.n Centel
ron Saturday Sunday Dec It and 11 and 1-
and 1IS lt',. 11 a.mi 4 p m. Saria 'Paws" will
b. at the PETCO.) in Yule on
Saturday Sunday Dec. 10 and 11 from 11
a i --' p i [e I'l arned phiil.os you pLIrchias
vill 'bnit fir the Cats ngels Spay Neuter
Pl owr iam
Storybook tea
The Rit z.C ai ii in, relia Island presents
Santa's Stoi book Tea Dec 10 and 17 at noon
in tlih. Seaside Room with a fireside holiday
Storybook read by Santa and afternoon tea. "
$45 per person, ages 5 and up. Call 277-1100.
Santa photos
.RAIN Humane Society will host Santa pic-
tures on Dec. 10 and 17 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at

BOOK Continued from 1B"
maid Bonnie Georgiadis, is due out in 2012.
Vickers is currently working on another
The Annual Literary Luncheon, spon-
sored by the Fernandina Beach branch
library and the Friends of the Fernandina
Beach Library, is funded through a grant
from the National Endowment for the
Humanities (NEH) and will take place-on'
Friday, Jan. 13 at noon in the Heron
Room (Racquet Park near The Verandah
Restaurant) at Omni Amelia Island
Plantation Resort, 6800 First Coast
Hwy., Amelia Island. Tickets cost $35 for

P,1,- L P i. u -, -t ,J T I :i L. .'r l',I l r I ,M l- i ,

FOL members and $45 for non-members
and are sold at the Fernandina
A vegetarian lunch must be reserved in
advance. After the luncheon, autographed '
books will be available for purchase.
Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library
is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation whose
main mission is twofold to promote litera-
cy and life-long-learning and to advocate and
raise funds for the library.
For information on membership or
events, send an email to Fernandina .
LibFriends@gmail.com or visit www.nas-
saureads.com and click on Friends of the



Paws-Ability Resale Store in the Harris
Teeter Shopping Center on Amelia Islahd. All
.pets, adults and children are welcome to have
their picture taken with Santa and his
"Decked Out Halls, Harley David'son." Cost is
. a$5 donation per picture or a donation of pet
food. Punch and cookies will be served for
photo guests and shoppers. The resale store
is open for shopping and donation drop-off,
Wednesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Holiday bazaar
Osprey Village, 48 Osprey Village Drive,
Amelia Island, will host a Holiday Bazaar and
Showcase of Homes on Dec. 10 from 10 a.m.-
1 p mn Local vendors will sell their goods.
Model homes decorated for the holidays will
also be open for viewing. Enjoy food and
drinks, too Please RSVP to 277-8222. Visit
www.osprey-v-illae.co.m '
Winter Wonderland
The Winter Wonderland Concert will be
lt hid Dec. 11 at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island All Amelia Arts Academy music and
art students (excluding after school pro-
grams) will participate in this talent show-
case Tickets are 810 each and give access to
three concern ts throughout the day. They are
available from any academy instructor or stu-
dent. or at the Amelia Island-Fernandina
1 Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce on
Gateway Boulevard. Call 277-1225
Pink Ribbon potluck
The Pink Ribbon Ladies. a support group
in Nassau County for survivors of breast and
other female cancers, will hold its annual
C hristmas potluck dinner on Dec. 12 at 6
p m. at the home of Isobel Lyle Please bring
a covered dish or a dessert to share. For
Sure information, contact Isobel at 321-2057
after f p.m ,
Band concert
The Fernandina Beach Middle School
band and choir will perform a Holiday
Concert Dec 13 at 7 p.m at the Fernandina
Beach High School cafeteria. Performers
frum the Beginning, Concert and Symphonic
bands will play seasonal favorites. Also hear
the school's talented new choir. Free and
open to the public. *
Yulee High School Performing Arts
Department will hold a Christmas
Extravaganza and Silent Auction Dec. 13 at 6
p.m at the school. See performances by the
, Musical Theater. Guitar and Band classes.
The silent auction will include themed gift
baskets such as The Golfer, Day of
Relaxation. The Great Outdoors, Teen
Choice and others. Most items are provided
by local merchants Admission is $5. For
information call 557-1156
Holiday walk
Go "Holiday Walkin' at The Ritz" with
Walkin' Nassau on Dec. 14 at 5 p.m. as mem-
bers enioy a short talk of the decorated ..
grounds of The Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island.
Meet in the Lobby Lounge and gather there
afterwards for light hors d'oeuvres provided
by Walking' Nassau. Drinks available for pur-
chase Parking is free.
For information contact Jane Bailey at
dnjbailey@mrnindspring.com or 261-9884 or
Dyanne Hughes at dyhughes@atLnet or
Free concert
The Nassau Community Band will per-
foi m a free Christmas concert Dec. 15 at 7
p m. at the Peck Center. All are welcome to
tome and enjoy holiday music.
Christmas play
The beginning drama students 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 83 at the door
and children are welcome.
Winter carnival
Enjoy a Winter Wonderland Carnival Dec.
17 Ufom 5-30-7 30 p.m. at the Atlantic
Recreation Center, with games, crafts, tasty
treats, face painting, hay rides and an appear-
ance by Santa Claus. Game and refreshment
tickets are 25 cents each. For information
contact Jay at the city Parks and Recreation
Department at jrober tson@fbfl.org
Christmas Spectacular
The Kinderstudios Company Dancers will
present a Christmas Spectacular on Dec. 18
at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Doors
open at 5 p m Show starts at 5-30 p m.
Tickets are 310 Emntail alexandra.kinder-
Holiday workshops
Children ages 4-10 will enjoy making win-
ter-themed crafts and holiday gifts Dec. 20-22
from 9 a.m.-noon each day at the Amelia Arts
Academy, while guardians enjoy extra time
for last minute shopping. Call 277-1225.
Kitty calendar
The Purr-fect Cats of Cats Angels are
together again in a calendar for 2012 and one
Sof Cars Angels "model" kitties is featured
each month. The calendars are $10 and avail-
able at the Cats Angels Thrift Store/Adoption
Center, 709 S. Eighth St, and the Fernandina
branch library. All proceeds support the Cats
Angels Spay/Neuter Program.


NWF certifies new Wildlife Habitats

National Wildlife Federation
INWF) announces that the
landscape of Marcia Pertuz
in Fernandina Beach is now
recognized as an official
Certified Wildlife Habitat
site Her proper ry is a beauti-
ful low-maintenance land-
scape with an array of orna-
nimental grasses. perennials.
shrubs and trees It attracts a
vai ier of birds, butter flies
and other wildlife by provid-
ing a wildlife-friend.y land-
Sandee Giannetti. who
.iv., s in O-; ster Ba\. also
recently received Wildlife-
Friendly certification for her
yard. "Yes. I anm proud of my
c-rtified wildlife plaque but
] am most concerned about
pires- ving our canopy trees
and convincing people who
are building they don't need
to put grass on their entire lot
and cut down these magnifi-
cent trees." she said
"As a retired teacher, I see
'..* this as a way to interest nmy
grandchildren in the-ir envi- _
ronment It is a way to share
rny love of animals and the
S outdoors with them." said
Pertuz of her inspiration to
become a certified Wildlife
NWVF began the Wildlife
Habitat certiticalion program
in 1.73, and has since certi-
fled almost 150.001.1 habitats
nation. ide. The majority of
. these sites represent thy
hard work and commitment
of individuals and families
providing habitat near their
homers. but N'FT has also
certified more than 300)o
schools and hundreds of
business and community
sites. The average habitat is
S between 1.3 and 1,'2 an acre,
but certified sites range from
urban balconies to those with
S -many acre .
'PertiLz recently attended a
presentation at tlhe home of
Nassau County Master
Gardenerr Bea Walker, and
leaned that Wildlife Habitat
S* certification requires fuu' ele-
ments that all wildlife need
food. water, cover and places
S, to raise young; and must
employ sustainable garden-
ing practices. Habitats not
S.only ru'ture year-round resi-
dent birds but also migratory

-:.T.. E J I I i J 7- -. -
Marcia Permu, above.
enj-iyi knowing that the
landscape she has .creat-
I ed ik a low -maintenance
oasis of beauty for her
family, but also a habitat
for iildlife as well.
Sandee Gianinetti, left,
who lives in_ Oyster Bay,
recently received \\ildlife-
Friendly certification for
her yard.

birds by proviJing stipover
sites for birds ai -:linL
between tlI--ir siiryriimmer and
winter ranges
County Fxten-ion:i
Director Hi rticulure Aio:n-t.
Rebel.caJ .I dli is thI ille'.l to
have arnith-er Nasi-au Couinty
iesid: ni'l larind-cape cei ti-
fled a : a wvildli,- li:ibilati
"'Stppurting wildlife by hav-
in.g sustainabl, landscap-.-s

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SF"r rhee i\cc Lader
The St Marys Christmas rour ofi
Homes is a festive tradition that helps
kick oif the holiday season in historic
St Maryvs. Ga
This year's tour will be held 'aturrday
. from '-, 30- 9 p m and will feature six
S., beautiful decorated private homes.
rhree bed and breakfasts and flc'
-, churches The. sparkle of the adorned
Slices and winter wonderland decir will
have you savoring the season
Also included on the lour will be
Orange' Hall. a circa 1S29 Greek revi\:rl
rnansion, which w.as recently listed on
lihe Georgia Trust's "Places in Peril list.
along with the Bachlott House. acihca

als,., en'-i u i.II'aL;!-, hl -I :l' St "'
airdl ip il ,ui Iesuic-s \\
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l' lrl o ',vier--ls i,, di :. I> ll'liH,: it'
liheir prpel t6i-- can b: ..rii-r
tied as wildlid, I habil:ts "
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cer lificatili. -n. rIcev. miTi;ibr-
shlp in the _Nation,3l ',ildli;e
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ihg, ratur- *li lh1t1,:er;[.'tliy Trhey
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I..v i hi-orne at Ceoi ltlid
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wildlife lo-i uI, .lildri:n's
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ason with tour of homes

I'P hI,_1 -,1 ,hic!I now [h ,us. s: rlr
ad ini t Irat e lc-I s uf Cuiib, r'land
Island Seashl,-. m.ind tlIe St MNarys
'buib[[]:iiine Museunm, v.l-re Ih. c leuga.y
:1t subiNmaine h s-vnkic' lic,-s in
Eaclh uniqu,-ly ,ir nrimn united l. caltn
will .arn.m y,ir hear t li ii, h.- lida\i a
and have 1 y,,ur rin. ..,wiim ini '.-il!
idea.-. Id k out u\,.,LI ,,v. n I-,, .- ,i
i-1,...lainmn>eni ill ,: .::0.ailablh
lh ui it l',ul I1"he e-vent mfi, 'li 1 .ln'chI
clhnii- aind vc:c l n .gr,.p. ..li. will be catL-
,.-linri at al us n : I.in S .tilonL- Ih,. liu
rot, [h': :w \wil! h,- a f:,: ,: I fui iFanc.:
in Il ,: t Mary- Wa, ii: i fr,:,nt P[ai frk -
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Capture Christmas spirit at St. Mat
St Mlar'ys. GA Santa has a prob Clhair [ariarj ia : .a -" .
lemr Little Susie Anderson of St. Mlarys. [. ot, e the rli -I '. is,-'A i, l. Susi,: v-. .'
Ga has stopped be-dieving in Santa. But., believe aain. :i -i.111 li.- 1ii e auidi-
she says she'll believe if he can make it- -nci:." Ryn said It's tile pel fl: sior
srniw in St Nlarys at Christmas Santa to girt -veiryi ne intI.I the Chrislinis iM pi r-' I
has a big problem. It hasn't snowed in iI that ,'-- all enived in tiunes g ni b\ "
St Marys since 1989 Aulienrces can txp-cl -p.-cia -fl, I -
:Sania's c allenge -ets the stage for at the saii ]>lv:[l(.- l qial]ly a- l!:- y
S St Marys Little Theatre's production of i:-i ,:l it 'Man %.- L Man:hNlar il. I _i ll
"Twas the Night Before Christmas." an ate i- pr-iniee pl lducliiirn J.:- aind
r'. o original script written just for St Nlarys. Tl-ia Lucitr. purlri c- i 'l vas th. i.-
interwoven with traditional and conl- N;sIlit Bef.,ie C hristi nais." .-,aiii-d Io
porary music. give llh coiiiniiInir n,r jii prortunity to
S To b performed at Theatre by the sitar te i., .. ,. the lioliday with ames-.
Trax on Dec 16. 1 Iand 1t. the ,enchirit. sage 6f hope and love.
ing musical will appeal to all ages, "We've mixed traditional songs with
according to St. Marys Little Theatre contemporary music and threaded it all

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tlhi oug h-, l thl, au C m.', i .'ti,,-_i s are
n_ ciiri ",.-.ri t... b irn lai.r n chliaii :iind
blanf l'-i .h trj.l :-niNi t li 'lihd i in iuski
prr vMd bv th, is ru mp ,t [mukrinii,
P-i arn (-n ivinui ,']ijl thi- t"our but'can
It l:,: : Ival ii| n : i ., ,i I s t- l' l t 1 'll h. ,
;]vail:,ibl.> .l.,n; I i ,:- path. r;s ,'vl.
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ihi, ila. .,f th : -.enri and ;:..ila.blr :-1 lIt .
Cl,"I .ig,: h,-pq>,. M ark, t 111 lh ::-.quar,:.
lit-e [n' l, .:i\elc,,111a Cenit.i and
Sh,:ila-' I-Il n:I- [r his annual -c ent i,
s,]* .,h ,,.,: b" th'l "*,t M ai rl -, C,, H|,V' tI,..|H
&: Viit l s bIu lea.i C. iCd. r.: .'s ':-"
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.yilth I -t,, y thal will -In I I_ heart ,
. ,v> ,,ne. T-i .a aid 1\y hu.I-bai d
,r:d I I'._-l ; C l istni a !1 rally is tlhe:
tmlt t -i..lnderiIul tn:im.- o the ,r--ai. and it
will bh <.-v,. n m ,,,e -_:,:\cial Ihi:.at .r,
we enrrl-a'.,.'r i i tch ihe corrMui niirty'
p.',e:rii =rn o th,- t e holidaysnilh Ilhi
- :.,; ,.ilitu l p"icl . ,t .
The play's script was written .by
Barbaray:ini Inld is ailiciid by tihe
beloved pr....I, ltha i. i, d iby lh,
play's nairn ici.:'- :e .-::i adults, i .
for children under 12 and iavI1,abl, an r
the St. Marys Welcome Center, Bulldog,
Liquors or Cedar Oak Caf6. Call (912)
729-1103 for :nt..ri i:iii,i, or visit


S--- --- Thanks to employees of BB&T, these special
Christmas pillowcases have been delivered to children
being treated for cancer.,"The kids will be thrilled with
this fun.print of Santa on a surfboard," said Sylvia -
Hurst, local coordinator for ConKerr Cancer: A Case
~- t for Smiles.
A few months ago, Rosemary Venter, certified mort-
S gage loan officer with BB&T, learned about this proj-
ect and told other employees about it.. Together they
donated funds.to purchase the fabric, and made it
possible that any child who wants a Christmas pillow-
case can have one. Here, Venter is shown, right, with
":- } Cathy King from Folkston, Ga. King sews all year long
for ConKerr Cancer and other charities, and she and ,
.Diane Keagy of Fernandina sewed all these Christmas
ones. "These ladies have been wonderful I've lost
count of how very many they have sewn for us," Hurst
"i More than 1,500 pillowcases have been sent this
year. When the chapter first started, they were only
... able to provide the pillowcases to Wolfson,-but have
-;-- .---- since grown to add Nemours, PedsCare and Shands in
: .. the monthly deliveries. "Of course, we can always use
.. more volunteers," noted Hurst. Call her at 753-1395
for details.


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 volunteers and needs 14 people on each of 21 mornings
during January and February. Both men and women are wel-
Each student has hands-on fun and instruction with each
instrument. Ideally volunteers can give a maximum of six morn-
ings over the two-month program. You do not need to know
how to play an instrument a workshop will be held in early
January. For information or to volunteer, contact Barbara
Zacheis, coordinator, at 321-5639, or Rachel Smith, scheduler,
at 491-3829.. .
John Thomas Group, with John Thomas on'piano and
Earnie Ealum of Fernandina Beach on bass, performs at the
Eurc.pean Street Cale, 992 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach,
Dec 1 frn.m 5-S pm 'Call 1904) 249-300'.
Florida folk group
Tammerlin performs in Hixon Auditorium of the Cummer
Museum .l An & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave Jacksonville, on
Dec. 27 at 7 p m. With a sound that is a step off the well-beaten
pailh Tammerlin has garnered praise from critics world-wide.
Their innovative performances offer exceptional guitar playing,
well-crafed original songs and traditional tunes pulled from the,
Shean of American music. "Winlersong" is a unique holiday pro-,
gram featuring ancient carols, songs of the winter season, read-
ings and poems which was first presented at the Smithsonian
in 21ii. Free for members and non-members. For information

A .jazz jam is held at Pablos, 12 N. Second St Fernandina
Beach', from 7-10 p in the first Wednesday of each month
'lusicians are invited to sit in for one song or the whole night. All(
-are welcome. To joing the mailing list submit your email to.
oeeh'lll,'r ,'bellsoulh net.
Choral reunion
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 Fernandina Beach High School from
1991-2006. you are invited to assist Nanerte Autry in planning
the event Please call Autry at 321-7867 or email her at
S:,nonan45@-hlotmail corn
Drum circle
The Fernandina Beach Drum Circle meets the first Monday
'., each rnrionh firm 7-9 p m at the DeeDee Bartel Nature
Center and Nconh End Boat Ramp One need not possess or
purchase a drum to participate Instrumentation centers on
drums and percussion but may include other instruments such
as fluies didgeridoos and other non-percussion instruments
Follow 141h Street North to the end Go past Bosque Bello
Cemeierv and Old Town over bridge and then left toward the
old pr.:g', plant. The entrance is on right. Call Barbara Hill at
i94i:i 556-3219 or Doug Byron at (904) 556-1606.
Amelia Island Coffee
Amelia Island Cofee, 207 Centre St, hosts a music circle ohn
Saturrdays from 7 i:i-1 p m featuring great local musicians
Admission i? ree and all are welcome. Come enjoy dessert,
oihee and music
Amelia River Cruises
Ameli,a River Cruise:?' Adult "BYOB" Twilight Tours are held
fi .Ja'/ anjd -aurd.av T;.:.keA r are $29 per person at 1 NbrthK -
Frorit S F--ernandina Beach, o0 call 261 -9972 or book online at
ww'A' ameliarvercrurses ,corm ,
Eonito s, 614 Centre St., live music Call 261-0508.
0Dg Star Tavern. 10 N. Second St.. live music. Visit
www thelooiersmusic.com,'biography!dmatrazzo.htrnl to learn:
mr.re visit Dog Star on Facebook. Call 277-8010
Green Turtle
The Green Turale, 14 S. Third St. live music. Call 321-2324:
The Hammerhead
The Hammerhead. 2045 South FletcherAve.; karaoke on
Sunday nights with Daddy 0" DJ Follow The Hammerhead on
Facebook at Hammerheadbar Islandbbq.
The Instant Groove plays each Thursday night at The Ritz-
.Carlton, Amelia Island
O' Kane'. Irish Pub and Eatery, 318 Centre, St,. free trivia '
each Monday at7?0 pm; wine tasting the third Tuesday at
6:30 p m., with 10 wines for $10 along with cheese and crack-
,ers and live entertainment dart tournament every Tuesday at
7-30 p.m ; Dan Voll Tuesdays from 7:30-11:30 p m.; the Turner
London Band Thursday from 8 30 p.m -midnight and Friday and;
Saturday from 8 30 p m.-12:30 a.m Call 261-1000. Visit
www okanes com.
Palace Saloon .
The Pala.:ce Saloon 117 Centre St., Monday nights reggae
wilh Pill Pili and Chillakaya One; Tuesdays Buck Smith Project;
Wedn-esdays Wes Cobb; Thursdays Hupp & Rob in the Palace
& DJ Buca in Shtellield's; Fridays and Saturdays regional bands
and DJ Anonymous at Sheffield's Call Bill Childers at 491-3332.
Sor email i.ll 2 thepalacesaloon.com.
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.picantenassau.com.
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910 Atlantic Ave., The
Macy's play each Wednesday from 6-9 p.m.; trivia Thursdays
starting Dec. 8; live music every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.rim.
Call 310-6904. Visit www. SandyBottomsAmelia.com.
Slider SeasideGrill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998.S. Fletcher Ave., The Macy's in

the lounge from 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturdays; shaggin' in
the lounge Sundays from 4-7 p.m.; Pili 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-

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Adopta family
The Nassau County,
Volunteer Center's 22nd
annual Holiday "Adopt-a-
Family" program seeks dona-
tions of gift certificates, cloth-
ing or toys,to an entire family,
(large or small), to a senior or
ict a foster child to brighten
their holiday season All have
been screened by local social
service agencies as being in
For information orto
donate, call the Nassau
County Volunteer Center at
261-2771, email ncvctb@aol.
com or stop by the office at
1303 Jasmine St, Suite 104A,
Femandina Beach
Healing service
Memorial UMC Holiday ..
Service o1 Healing is Dec 11 .
at 5 p.m: in the Sanctuary,
recognizing that the holidays
can be extremely stressful in
so many different ways.
Unload your burdens and
hear some sounds of the sea-
son by the handbell choirs.
Contact Pastor Hollie at hol-,
lie@ mumconline com.
Quiet Christmas
l Memorial United Methodist
Church. 601 Centre SI., pres-
ents A Quiet Christmas with
Bells on Dec 11 at 5 p m. in
the sanctuary, a healing serv-
ice and the opportunity for
personal prayer time at the
Homeless help
, The Community OutReach
Committee is collecting items
for the Homeless Shelter at
the First Assembly of God
Church, located off 14th ,

Mackenzie and Riley Parrish nitih all of the toys
ed at the fourth annual Toys for Tots event held.
O.'Kane's Irish Pub in Fernandina Beach Dec. 1

The church offers a warm
place to sleep for those in
need when it is extremely
Needed are personal
hygiene items for male or
female and bedding for twin
beds Drop off donations at
the association off ice, 910
South 14th St., or the commit-
tee can bring a bin by your
office. Deadline lor donations
is Dec. 22.

Santa calls
The Council on Ai
Nassau has launched
Santa and Mrs Clau,
call program
For a donation ofI
flyer and fill oui the c
name and phone nur
potential time window
call eic and they wi
three times to reach
No promises will be

they will do their best to make
sure theichild has a Merry
Flyers are available at the
COA, in trie community and
online at www.coanassau.
com. The program runs
through Dec. 21. Proceeds
will-gp toward the new senior
center building project, Meals
on Wheels and other pro-

Kitty Wish Tree,
The Kitty.Wish Tree at.
Cats Angels is filled with Angel
Wisri Cards -from cat food,
SSpat-neuiers and toys to an
Iadop%,ion .,
An Angel Wish Card is a
S*nice holiday. gift when you
.donatein someone's, name.
Cats Angels 709 S. Eighth
St is open Monday-Saturday
From 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Also take
a l,.:k at the bargains in the
Christmas Shop on cards,
decoraions aand gift items
Cals Angels is a 5C131ci)char-'
ily and proceeds benefit its
spay/neuter program.'
A small number of Senior
collect-" Angels still need To be adopt-
at ed To touch [he life of a low-
i. income senior citizen this
Chrisimas come to The
Salvation Army Hope House
at the corner of Ninth and
Date streets
going ot Purchase a little something
d its from their wish list to bring joy,
s phone hope and a smile into their
life. Call 321 -0435 or stop by
$10 get a Hope House

vs for a
II try
the child
made, but

Shop with Cops
The eighth annual Shop
with Cops program is raising
funds for the needy children ol
Amelia island to go Christmas

shopping for themselves and
-their families with'a
Fernandina Beach Police offi-
cer Dec. 15 at Walmart. All,
funds go children ages 1-11,
selected by school guidance
counselors Donations are tax
Make checks payable to
"Shop with Cops"' and mail to:
Fernandina Beach Police
Department, Att: Police Chief
Jim Hurley, Shop with Cops'
Program, .1525 Lime St.
Fernandina peach FL 32035-
0668. Email sihopwithcops
@aol.com. ,
Adoptan Angel
TheAdopt an Angel pro-
gram at Quality Health invites
community members and'
businesses to provide gifts for
the residents Contact Erika
Woolard at 261-0771 for a
wish list Deliver gins to The
facility by ODc. 16
.Christmas dinner
Gracie's Kitchen of the
Yulee Interfaith Dinner
Network will serve a
SChristmas dinner on Dec 20
from 5-7 p m To donate vol-
unteer.or for information, call
556-2496 To learn more
about the Coalition tor the
Homeless of Nassau County
visit www clicked com/coali-
JOY to the Children
Joy to tile Children is gear-
ing up for its annual
Christmas Day celebration for
some of Nassau County's
children and Iheir families. If
you can give of your time or
money this year contact JOY'
at intojloytothechildren org
or visit www.joytoIhechildren
o01g Like the Facebook page

at www.facebook.com/joy-
Upcoming volunteer events
include book purchasing from
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 8 and gift
transport from 2-6 p.m. Dec.
16.. Meet atA1A Storage.
Orientation is at 9 a.m. Dec.
17, with gift wrapping at 10
a.m. at Yulee High School.
Toys forTots
New, unwrapped toys for
the Toys for Tots,program for
needy Nassau County chil-
dren may be dropped off at
American Legion Post 54, 626
S. Third St seven days a
week, 10a m -9pm. :
Contact Marge Brewer at
415-1893.. No stuffed animals,
; o- '
SAtAStow-A-Way Storage
and Truck Rental is an author-
ized drop-off center lor Toys
for Tols
Donations of new,
unwrapped toys may be deliv-
ered now through Dec 23 at
463915 SR 200 in Yulee. just
west ol Sonic and the car-
wash OHice hours are
Monday-Salurday, 8 30 a m.-
5 30 pm Call 225-1940.
Secret Sanra
Dayspring Village, Inc,
a state licensed limited
mental health assisted living
facility in Boulogne serving
adults with schizophrenia
and schizo-affective disorders,
has a Secret Santa program
for its residents Email
Denise Cumbus at denise@'
dayspringvillage.org'br call
(904) 845,7501 to learn the
Christmas wishes of a resi-
dent, giving baked goods or to
schedule a time to share your
musical talents.



IslandArt classes
Upcoming classes and
events at the Island Art
Association Education Center,
18-N. Second St., include:
Figure Drawing, Dec. 17,
9 a.m.-noon, contact Paul
Massing, 321-0738.
*Artrageous Artwalk Dec.
10, with opening reception
from 5-8 p.m. Featured artist
is Marilyn Eflein.
Photographers' Group
meeting, Dec. 15, contact Pat
Hooks, path11 @comcast.net
or call the gallery.
Dec 17, Childred's Art for.
6- to 9-year-plds, two ses-
sions: 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 p.m. Led by .
Diane Hamburg. These class-
es are free, thanks to the
Woodcock Foundation of
Jacksonville and the
Plantation Ladies Association.
Lisa Inglis, Basic
Drawing, Jan. 3-25 (Tuesdays
and Wednesdays), 9 a.m.-
12:30 p.m., contact Inglis at
557-1131 or
Christy Woods, Basic
Sewing classes, mid-January
on Monday, 6-9 p.m., contact.
Woods at 583-2012 or 261-
Jon Hoglum, nationally
known aris. instructor from
Franklir, N C with Mastering
Amelia Landscapes in oil. mid-
' January. Details to come
Contact the gallery
Thursday Morning
Painters, 9 a.m.- 2 30 p m.
contact Gretchen Williams,
491-3171 or gretchwi@com-
Thursday Afternoon
Painters, 1-5 p.m contact
Jean Riley, 261-5471 or
rileystardust@bellsoulh net.
For a complete schedule of
events and classes or to rent
the Education Center visit
www islandanr org or call 261-
Seventh.Street Gallery
invites you to a holiday recep-
tion for expressionist artist
Paul Massing.
The show features a stun-
ning suite of his newest work
which is signature Massing-
rich in color vibrant with ener-
gy and elegant in spirn. Join
them ift.d6wrnrown- 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 Fridays
from 2-4.30 p.m. All levels
Beginners welcome New
painting instruction each
week. $30 per class Call 261-
Watercolor workshops with
William Maurer are Fridays
from 10 a.m.-12:30 p m. All
levels'welcome. 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 261-8276.
Classes break Dec. 16ifor
Christmas. Gift certificates
available. Visit www.maurerfin-
Seminole paintings
The Cumme- Museum of
Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside
Ave., Jacksonvi le, presents
Eugene Savage The
Seminole Paintings, on view
through Jan. 8 and featuring
42 paintings and watercolors
inspired by'Savage's trips to
the Everglades.
As part of the museum's
50th anniversary celebration.
the works are being displayed
publicly for the f rsi time since
the1960s. The Cummer pur-
chased the collection in 2007
Savage's series is the most
extensive painted record of
the Florida Serhinoles from
the early 20th century
For information call 1904) I
The "Photographers
Group" members are the fea-
tured arists at the First Coast

Community Bank Satelline
Gallery.on 14th Sireet
Fernandina Beach, through
January. Visit during regular
business hours.
For information contact the
Island Art Association 12 N
Second St.,'at 261 -7020 or
visit www.islandan.org

t amabas
Needs volunteers ton ,-lp N au C-,ur.r,
families who neei l i,-, l ,hi ,
and basic nrc a -,i ',. ,
Call: 904.261.70(C i,,:. m,:,.e r.io
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ART Continued from 1B
the Florida Alliance for Arts Education.
Reflecting on her creative growth,
Eflein's style of art has evolved and
changed throughout her career. Early
work favored oils painted in an expres-
sionist manner; later she turned to
watercolors/drawings with a more real-
istic approach. Currently, regional
scenes of Amelia Island with its water-
front, beaches, surrounding marshlands
and local'points of interest flow from her
mind's eye, creating her own unique
style. She takes pleasure in portraying
"genre" scenes the ordinary, daily life
that we sometimes take for granted, but
that actually makes our lives more corn-,
plete and satisfying.,.
Loving the spontaneous, fluid medi-
.um of watercolor and the demanding
meticulousness of graphics, Eflein does-
n't like to do the same composition more
than once. She believes the collector is
entitled to a true "original." No prints
made from her work.
: A genuine Florida native born in
Orlando and living in Ferriandina since
she was four, Eflein received her
Master's Degreefrom the University of
SFl'.rida S1,e is the widow of Dale A.
Eflein. A Charter Member of the Island
Art Association, her works are exhibited
at the Island Art Association Gallery, 18
N. Second St Call 261-7020. Visit
w.'w islandart.or-g. Also on viewwill be
Sthe entries in the latest Nouveau Art
show. Best of Show went ot Ly.nette
.lHolmes ftr -Trarisitions," fiber art; first
place to Richard Hultbergifor,"Autumn
Leaves." acrylic. secoLnd to Paul Massing '
for 'Gilded Dragons." mLxed media: and
third to Walter Petersen for "Parsley.

Sage, Rosemnary and Thy me." phho'tgra.
*Edugator: word play for University ,
of Florida "graduate educators "

'Gallery C, featuring the. art of Carol
Winner, will hold a i reception on
Saturday from, 5-9 p.m. in conjunction
with the Second Saturday Artrageous,
Art Walk. This month Winner will be
showing new beach paintrigs f- orm
beach accesses on the nurth end of the
.island, as well as n,ew jewelry, new
angels, cast tiles and new whimsical bird
paintings. Gallery C is located at 218-B
Ash St. up the painted stairs. and is
open 11 am -5 p.m e\ery day except
Wednesday. Call 5S3-4676 Find Gallery
C on Facebook.

Artist Carol Winner will
feature her new beach paint-
ings, above, at Gallery C,
218-B Ash SL. during the
Second Saturday Artrageous
Art Walk this weekend.
Left. artist Lynette
Holmes won Best of Show
for her fiber art piece,
Transitions, at the Island
Art Association's latest
Nouveau Art show, which
will be on view Saturday at
the association gallery, 18
N. Second St.
Top left, a painting by
Marilyn Eflein, at the Island
Art Association Gallery.


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10s Gift Shops 305 Tutoring 601 Garage Sale- 614 Je.elnr, l, rhi.- -ll d,~ c. Trs-lIr. '-e -,: l,.. ,,'J ,ul_ h obil-e Horn._ IL__, 0L Autrc,-ot,,,I
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Lessons/Classes 602 Arr.cles for Sale. 615 ulding -lenals Ec.r Siuppl, [:,E--.-S -' Km Ro '02 Truck
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202 Sale--aus.,r,.es 4101 Mortgage Bought//Sold 604 BiNc.le 617 `.1ac4.r, er 7.-.or.l--Eao u' ,-, F'Pecrear-ur. l-.i:le 15 i7 -,?,T ,r,:lI P-t.i,1 -Sn Apartm,-.t- -Unfurn. ,9 J r iotorcIcleI
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102 Lost & Found
FOUND DOG Medium/large- female,
mixed %breed; black w/white chest;
Found 11/25. Call (904)277'-2979
If You Have Lost Your Pet please
check the Nassau Humane: Society
facility located a't ,-'1 airport Rd. next
to the airport (90'-,311 1i4- & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter,. 86078
License Rd. In Yulee next to the drivers
lic:r,".. tu id. r.r -: 0 .J l -
STOLEN OR LOST _dr.r.h.w,- blo,er
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license a pls.. Apply ii person at
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261-8163 or 583-1300.'

chores, errands, adult/home: sitting,
assist seniors, painting, carpentry, in-
stalling fixtures, doors, etc. Compas-
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brass door levers, mirrors, .gifts, misc.,
ESTATE SALE Fri. 12/9 & Sat.
12/10, 9am-4pm. Entire contents of
4BR home. Everything must go. 1820
Sea Oats Ave. (Ocean Reach). No
earlier please.
rARAGE SALE Saturday only, 8am-
Spi1r- Desk, double dresser, bar
stools, &,more. 96298 Parliament Dr.,
YARD SALE Shop early, for
Christmas. Something for everyone.
From dolls totea sets to tools, Parts
washer, some antiques dishes and
some, antiques jewelry Come and
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ti. .- -jsed to purchase medi,.-al
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607 Antiques
& Collectibles
- Please join us at AIA Antiques in
Yulee- for our annual Holiday sale and
celebration' on Saturday, 12/10 from
10:00 to 5:00 and Sunday, 12/11 from
1:00 until, 5:00. We will have
refreshments for, everyone and .up to
60% off our already low prices. Sale
varies by dealer. Hapyv Holidays! A1A
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610 Air Conditioners
HEAT/COOL Window units & ice ma-
chines,\ used all sizes w/warr. Repairs
to central Ar,,.:... -1 i r.:rigerators
&freezers. K'-h I: -: 17..

612 Musical Instruments
CROWN PIANO tri ..n.ira t.,:r.:r
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F 802 Mobile Homes
L,:. L,:, .:.r, Cref ) 92 ",,,0 O.fn.?r
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806 Waterfront
Waterfront Homes & Lots -li
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807 Condominiums
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jtilitri c& v.IFI inclui.3.:-.a 19t:4-1-25-55;- fully furnished. $1300/mo. Call Ana
DOUBLEWIDE 3BR'-2BRA ,,.: (904)403-1982.

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state line. $75Q/mo: (904)225-5491 or
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854 Rooms
FULLY FURNISHED C aDiE, h. [:r.enr,
aundr, pr.riile..a 'wie arrea Call
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855 Apartments
1BR/IBA APT. furmni.ied, inall tul
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leahe ma~y
AT BEACH Er {1415 4wk !E, Ir..:
able & 311 all ulil : A -. 14.950 nE.:. t
dep ALSO 2636P SWIIlM :i.arr.;r
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856 Apartments
floor iri.:,ud1.',cl CVL E, Up.Drlt.d
3ppiiance" :2- I] FPj :r.:er u,-fi.Sir:
S 995 ne t Oep. I ,-1. 3. 1I' ,
3BR/2BA [3Dp lou-r c-1 .upl, I rlio:
from c.cear. jdelu 'c appliarir'- 1r,:-
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190-4'i - 31 I-I nar.' p ic.:c:iible.
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employer TO,"' 711
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Call 90, i 31'- 3 .1 6 2

857 Condos-Furnished
p:,: ccJr hci_.. 2 MDool ; -r..'i bearn
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858 Condos-Unfurnished
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le,,el Rero.3'ae, rani. c::urner. nc
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S ated coir I -,r I ., 13 I13 ii'.n .o
912 253 -l', 3 ,:.r ,'r l 2 : '304 e.':

3BR/2BA, 2-car ga- gated conmm
pool, S mins/beach. FE rnl t., oa, v.lI
mth, yr. (904)261-6234 :20" '.035

HOUSE FOR RENT 41' -r. r
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860 Homes-Unfurnished
3/2.5 ON ISLAND \riew lamnreav
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necujlable $1l5ii'rrnu 3.a.L'at.le 1 1

3BR/2BA I tl -fr :,. cr.:ean .-:ar
garage. 11101'.3 rnu 2CI8 'l.ar, ''jr.jI
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home,,so it has everything you need.
426 N. Fletcher. $1500/mb. 261-4127
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maintained home. Fenced Marsh Lakes, 3BR/3BA corner lot. new air,
yard, 2 car garage. spacious tpwnhome -in paint, and siding. MLS
$160,000 MLS#54335 Marsh Lakes. $179,000 #55605 $89,900

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338/40 Tarpon Ave.,-. 5 Th POINTE RD. Premium
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2 bedroom 2 bath, 2090 sell! "AS IS" $35,000 one acre lot 1 70x280) lon
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sq ft home on 1.67 acres MLS#56202. O'neil area. This oodd lot
Large block barn with is covered with pine trees.
water/power. $79,000 Close to Walmart, auto deal-
water /powe. $ ers and other stores
"MLS# 54642. $65,000 MLS#55411

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