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Femandina Beach Commissioners are scheduled to meet from 8 a.m.
to 3 p.m. today at the city golf course clubhouse, 2800 Bill Melton Road, to
review and set goals for the city manager and the Forwvard Femnandina
The commission will review the goals established for former city man-
ager Michael Czymbor, which are:
Complete waterfront master plan.
Develop 5-year plan for revitalization of the historic downtown.
Conduct an extensive analysis and operational study of the airport,
golf course and marina enterprise funds to determine the optimal operation
and management of each fund.
Conduct operational and process efficiency studies of each municipal
*Enhance the city's communication, public information and awareness
capabilities by intensified and target usage of its w~ebsite, govemment
Access channel and any other available media outlet.
The commissiont will get an update from its w~aterfront advisory group. it
will discuss the clrrent status of and plans for Forward Femnandina.
The commission also will discuss rec-ruitme~nt of a full-time city manager
with Paul Sharcon of the international City/County Ma~nalefment
The meeting is open to the~ public.
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Gregory David Lairkin is comlpe
tent to be sentenced to death or life
imprisonment, Cir-cuit Cou~rt Judge
Robert Foster ruled Thursday.
Sentencing for Lirkin, convicted
Jan. 10 of mur-dering his parents in
April 2'009, will proceed at 9 a.m. on
Friday, Feb. 1i.
Dr. Umush Mhatr-e found Lbirkin,
38, competent dur-ing a third court-
ordered mental health evaluation.
Foster- said the results of the exami-
nation affirmed his initial r'uling: that
Larkin was fit to represent himself in
the trial's penalty phase, as he had
done throughout the trial after firing
his cour-t-appointed attorneys.
The judge outlined the var-ious dis-
advantages limited access to
'i'- res9. 1Iour~ces and thec
S, fsPIOffice chief amnong-
.tl them~ -- of self-rcpre-~
wilsh to recpresentll
yroursl-cl?"' he aske~d.
I rkin told Fostrc~ hc wantI1-
-- ed to continue his
despite the disadvantages it mightr
pose. He retains Assistant Public
D~efender- Br-ian1 M-orissey as his stand-
Foster had or~dered a s~c~onld e~val-
uation by psychologist Dr~. Janlice
WYalton after deeming concliusions from
the first one performed by ~r.
LARKIN' Continlued on 3A
with the budtgeting process" andi couldl
qluicktly adlapt to governmentallclll
accounting practices I, h> also saidt
that, as his fir-st action, he wouldl foculs
on p~repar-ing the city's budget.
Initt said~ he was the beSt canida~i~~ te
for interim city m7anlager because of
the city," such as the~ Fernandlina~
Municipal Airp~ort, the Isle of E~ight
Flags Shrimp, Fcstival, the dredgtling of
the marina andi the restoration of
.Exa~ns C~r-ee-k( Grenway~.
"I have the base:.knlowledge( to jumprl
in andi hit the glolround running,"
Comnmissioner~s aIt anI earli-
par cr mee1Ttin~g rankedl the 13 app~li-
Scants, giving their' top applicants
Three points, their secondl
choice two points and their-
third choice one p~oinlt. Of those
chosen by commissioners', five:
were ra;nkedl highest: Ir,(l and
SHigginbotham hadl six points
each; Ibasserre hiad five; atnd
Pecak andi Conner hadl four points ea~ch.
T'he recst of the applicants hadl two
points or' less.
Higginbotham, of Seminole, s~r~vedl
aIs city manrager~l of Madetira Henach
fr-om 2008~1 1 anld as town mlanager of
SurfTside from 2(X)6i-07.
l asse~rre has been pre~sidcnt/bl~ro-
ker of Curtiss H-. Inlsscerr'c Rea:~l Estate(
Inc. inl Frnandr~rinal HecachI since 1998).
He rcccivedt a jur-is doctor- from F:lor~ida
Coastal School of ilaw, Jacksonvillc,
in D~ecember 2010.
Peak, who lives in Yulce, has 25
years of management/supervi sory,
human resour-ces and wor-kforce: plan-
ning exper-ience. He most recently was
regional emergency management
coordinator at Battelle Memorial
Institute, Kings B~ay, G;a.
Conner, of Brhadenton, ser-ved as
city manager in Sunny Isle~s from 2007-
11 and as city engineer in EI P'aico,
T`exas, from 2004-07.
CITY Continued on 3A1
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I IE~ IEA[I:R A. PERRY
lalmily photos a~nd
mcmentos in the tiny
Office at his niusery
business, D~avid P-age saidl, "Not
many people get to r-ealize their
childlhood ambitions, but I'm
living my childhood dream and
m~y children ar~e helping."
P'age tr~aces his Nassau
County roots back to 1791
when liis ancestor- Bur-gess
Higginbotham settled here.
TIhe town ofr Crandall was
namedl for his grIeat-gr-andfa-
ther, Simeon Crandall, and his
parents began P'age's D~airy in
As a youth, Page delivered
milk from the dairy farum all
overl the county. T~he dairy was
eventually sold to Velda Farms
Da)ir y in Ja~cksontville.
Page~ became a Baptist
pracherlc, taught school and
ser~ved onl the Nassau County
School Boar-d for 127 year-s?
His plant-gr~owing hobby
grew into P'age's Ilandscape
Nurser-y in~ 197i7. Wife Betsy
tooke care of the bookkeeping
andt the couple's four children
helpedl run the n~ursery.
"Page's landscape Nursery
is unique bec-ause of its friendly,
fam nily-orie nted atmospher-e,"
said daugh~ter Angic McClellan.
whlo lealrned to drive on the
.'Th~ere are cows, pigTs and a
donlkey to see. There's a pondl
for fishing~. Thle acreag~e that
thec nurllsery' encom~passes pr-o-
vides~ the space needetld for a
laIrge number, variety andl sizes
Pagiet is famtiliar- with all
ty-pes of Florida-appr'opriate
plants andl can a-r-r~ane for- local
Inlanscapel8 to help with instal-
"He is full of information .
ailmu thei best times2 andl places
andr miost approcpr-iate plants ior
thiis area." said MlcClellan.
Some of that know-ledge was
gainled fr-om WVillie Stuar~t,
Amelclia City resident and fo~r-
melcr employees oilf the Gebing
nrsery~c\ on Ameclia Iisand.
"WVillie taurght m~e how to
pr~opagate azaleas," saidl Page. D:
T`he nur-sery~ has always g
been active in the community. Y
E4GE Continrued on 3A1
)avid Page still uses the old Mlassey: Ferguson tractor his grandfather
jave himn to do work at Page's lanldscape Nursery in Yulee, top.
oungi David Page with his parents Clara Helle and John Page Sr. on
heir dairy- farm in YIulee, middle. D~avid and etsy~ Page, above, were
married 56 y-ears before she passed awiay in February 20)11.
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roots in Yu ee
City commissioners chose local r~es-
ident Dave Intt as interim city man-
ager at a special meeting Wednesday.
The candidates interviewed p~u~-
licly at the meeting werIe Intt, Riick
Conne-, Timothy Peak, Jon Lassserre
and W.D. Higginbotham. ''They were
chosen f-rom 13 original applicants that
commissioners hadl previously na-
rodwed to five. .
At Wednesday's meeting, each
applicant was allowed 15 min-
utes to answer. questions
posed by commissioners, and
each commissioner was
allowed two questions. In the
end, each commissioner r
ranked the candidates fr-om 1
to 5 points, and Ixott was cho-
sen based on having the most
overall points at 18. Intt
Higginbothiam was ranked
second, at 16 points.
Intt, of Ferlnandina Beach, is son-
ior vice president of Speer &
Associates iumllinell~L fir'm, based in
Atlanta, and has a B3.S. degr-ee in indlus-
tr-ial management f~rom Geor~gia Tech `]
in Atlanta. He has been involvedl in
city and county issues for- mor-e thln
six years, including several city advi-
Askedl if he would be: able to sepa-
r~ate his own interests fr~om those of the
city, Intt said that he had "always been
apolitical in (his) involvements with
the city "
"I have no agenda," Ixott said. "I'm
a strong advocate of the river-front
par-k, but l under-stand there are finan-
"Communicatfon is one of my
strong skills,' Intt said, regarding the
city's relationship with the News-
Leader. He added that city officials
should "get ahead of the story in stead
of reacting... the city's viewpoint needs
to be out there."
I tt said he was "very comfor-table
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Dr. Kristin Jones Alvarez
~-F:BR _l;\3. 2012 nWS New:s-Leader
An;:-: a:.r?!e now:~ be-ing accepting
i---i r m :.:~Iade. sixinsored by~ hie
Re--i< er;- !rl0 Amclia Island, to be held
in, d\.ir,.i-wt feirnaindina Beach. Deadline
hrough_~i the- Years-.` Pick; Your Favorite
Decadeii El~invies could be a floating time
causa:!e :-i-j--cnreing the shrimping indus-
t:-\in thesea;-r-oichoice. asone example.
The eight- flag should be historically accu-
r~rate To~l viiew fooage from last year's
paradeti~ tga! :-t wwsh~~mprimpesivalcom and
I':i/,- .r 0 be awa~rdedi for the top three
entries in thel following cate-ories:
*Commercial or Commericially! Spon;-
Non-Profit or Civic Organizairon
Walking, Performing L nir or VInuage
Plus. there will be a special award for ;
Best Special Effects.
Al1l participants must pre-regis:r:er by
Friday, Aipril 16. Application packe~ts are
available online at www7\. shrimpiet;ival.oh ~,l
or they can be picked at The Reside~nie
Inn Amelia island, 2301 Sadler Road. Ametlia
Island Convention & V~isitors ureau,~! 102
Centre St. (De~pot) or AlFBY' Ch~unlber of
Commerce in Gateway icentr l
The prteparade safety' metc'ingL w\ill be
hel~d on Th~ursday. Apil 26i art p.m. at the
Res~idence Inn. Amneia Island. A- rep-Irese~n-
!inivei of ea7ch re~gIstered entrrant must
atten~d. A !ate entlry-\ fee of 850 will be
!c~!!reuire fr complerted applications
rececivetd afrter hth deadline of Friday,
Forl mIore~ information~ contacr Shrimp
Festiva;l PYi-rate P'!!arae Direct~or D~esiree
4infold'shr!implestivakl~ om.11 49t-I)h Annlual
se~nted by Publhx Supe~rmankrkes, will be
hecld May -L and 3 6ii in dowanown 'e~r~nan-
!!:li\)n and ikt" themll onI Face2b~Ok.
!,r. Kri;tin Jone1-~ AL~varez
14IB i:1 Isaing, MIl anti di~d
ouiti; Undc. High' Sch!ool in
irc:!ivedr~ her! undergrTKadu;alte
s!,u!! Flocridb in 196i7 and
rar hoo~l! Hear Icin Flrida in
iercria Touch in F ernanina
19:r l~-;w. ShL vr ~l:lc a
rcinlrKu war~I lon o~f the 11r t
Kreizri wnt; onr to become
Nal~ctionl oa hrd ~Certifid di
lewe.She was selectd asd otie
hch-h untion to parti ociplatein
.ol hi usme Mieographic Ititu
retignit, eaning her lv fgor-
phy roCiadwrldh atrave~l.lo a
K~ r i-,f.I 0(!,IIiti was hnrdt e
hernc~ MAstaer and octsora o
degic~reesn at h University of
Soterny Meis Lnsisip
career~ asa;I As socsiate Proes i
othourk.I'olitaph and Eduatn at
NH in 1999. In, 2009, Kist was th
I-lnedl AssciatS.~e Proesso o
Edueint~ionI at Uveu- ars ity f
JerrI~ nay Lewirs aLenggts, 4
passed awaypu aths re~l sidnc Cin
Untail~c rin JkovIlle, Fcicn
Octobri ~ 2, 1957 he wa~iols the
shiriming a anll'~ nearly wage with
hil~l o-Iis father l an boh ndu o
spento manyi yeas ablt o ngthe
Atlantic C,~otlasct. Jey had wlokl-
ed~ I~asc a omchial Fis hlermn
of the- Nationa Council for
Geographicii E-du alo~i n red; ilas
New\l Hampsh~iire- She de?il-
and taught~ icountles; zrstudents
to appre-ciate- Gegcr~aph! and
under lrand the impoyru!!inced. ~
Kr!isti ic -urvived b\ her i
Ailvarecz; diaugh~terls I';ig
(Da~vid)i Hanik ofi Mc~jinney
TX~r, Alexsa (Harns Alvare-z ,i
of News O)rle~an-,, IA. Shc i
also sur-vited by hler grant~d
dlaughters, Ameclia Hank-,~ and
B~ianlca Alvaircz, a~ well! a
A Memori~iial Service in
Kr~isti's honlcr wvas he]ld at
Tr`Iinity E~pisCopal ChurchZI in
Redtlands, CA on Tluesday,
January~l 1, 212 at 11 am. In
addition, a mremor-ial service
will be heldf on Saturfay,
Februal y 11, 2012 at Camp
Weedl in L~ive Oak, F:L at 11
In lieu of flowers, the fami-
ly requests that memorial
donations be given to the
Diocese of F~lorida, 325 Mar-ket
St., Jacksonville, FLI, 32202,
notedl "Camp, Weedl Scholar-
ship F-undl," or to the UIniver-
sity of Redlands~ School of
Education, Geougraphy Kids
Camp, Attn: Martin Bright,
1200 E:. Colon Ave, Redtlandls,
C~ourt,; with speakers Dr.
Fow\ler-Browning.$ For infor-
mation call321-0898 or 321-
AARP Chapter #4608 of
Fernandina and Nassau
County will meet Feb. 14 at
the Council on Aging (across
from Baptist Medical Ce'nter
Nassau) beginning at 1~p.m.
The eveht will celebrate the
" Love of Valentine's Day" and
member-s will be tr-eated to
surprises and fun and treats
and refr~eshments. Members
will be asked to tell a fun story
about themlselves or their
experiences with Valentine's
Day. A short business meeting
wYill be held, and all members
are urged to attend and bring
a guest or new member. For
information call John Megna,
or~kSour~ce has par~tnered
with the NortCheast Flor~ida
Community Action Agency of
Nassau County to offer a fr~ee
job seekers workshop to the
public on7 Feb. 14 at t-he Peck
Center in Fernandina Beach.
Topics include resumes, 2-3
pm. and job search, 3-4 p.m.
F~or information visit
TIhe Men's Newcomer~s
Club of Amelia Island will hold
its lub~ch-meeting on F~eb. 16
at the F~ernandina Beach Golf
Club at 11:30 a.m. Br-igadier
General Robertl M. Branyon,
.Chiel of StaffI, Flor-ida Air-
Nationall Guardl, Saint
Austistine will precsent a br~ief
histor-y of the F~lorida Air
National Guar~d and discuss its
role andi readinesssin provid-
ing security against terrorism.
Tickets are $15 by F~eb. 11
and $17 at the dloor. For reser-
vations call Bob Keane, 277-
4590. All men, whether new to
the ar~ea or- longtime Nassau
County r-esidents, ar-e wel-
comee to attend the meeting
and join the club. For informa-
tion visit www.mensnewcom-
On F~eb. 17 at 10 a.m.
County E'xtension Direc-
ror/Nassau county Horticul-
ture Agent, Rebecca Jordi and
Master- Gardener Bea Walker
will conduct a Landscape
Maltters class on pruning trees
and shr-ubs in your- landscape.
TIhe session will take place at
the 4IF/1FAS; Nassau County
Decmonstration Garden. For
mor-e information, visit
matters.html or call the
Extension office at (904) 879-
10)19 or 491-7340. This session
is fr-ee andi open to the public.
The United Coast Guard
Auxiliary, Amelia Island,
Flotilla 14-1 will offer an
"About Boating Safely" course
Fecb. 18 with registration at
7.:30 a.m. and classes at 8 a.m.
at the Amelia Island
I.;~-iehth. -: Cottage on
O'Hag~an lane, between 215
and 217 Iighthouse Circle.
Upon successful comple-
tion participants will receive a
state of F'lorida boating safety
education ID), good for life.
coul-se fee is sis5. The auxil-
iary is a volunteer organiza-
tion promoting boating safety.
Call Maurice Beal at (904)
735-0322 for information.
Springhill Baptist Church
will serve meals for individu-
als and families in need in the
area on TIhursday, Feb. 23
from 5-6j:30 p.m. at the church,
941017 Old Nassauville Road.
Meals are served on the
fourth TIhursday of each
mo~nth. The church also deliv-
eri meals to those who cannot
O~n the day of the meal if
possible, anyone attending, or
nee~ding a meal deliveredl,
should call 261l4741, ext 110
For~l information, call Robyn
Stucke:y at 583-280
Th!e Inter farith D~inner
Networi!k p~rovides a hot,
nutritious dinner four nights
a wee~ck at the Salvation Army
Hope Housec. Ninth and Date
streetsi~ fol-r te island's
hom eless and needy. The
ID)N comprises 11lbc'al
chur-ches. Tfhe gr-oup is look-
ing for- mor-e churches that
would like to serve dinners
one night a month. Small
chlur-ches can partner with
Oither-s. Call Aile~ne Wood at
491-1900 for- infor-mation.
TIhe Yulee Inter faith
D~inner- Networ-k, sponsored
by the Coalition for- the
Homeless of Nassau County,
ser-ves a healthy dinner to
anyone in need every
TIuesdayi an~d Thur-sday fr-om
5-7 p.m. T`he Y'ulee IDN is
localted be.hindl thei Old Yulee
Midldle Sch~ool, at US 17 and'
Pages D~airy Road. Look for
the banner andi signs. For
infor'mationr or to volunteer,
call 556i-2496) or visit their
Yulce Bjaptist Church
F~oodl PantrIy 85971 Harts
Rioadl in YuleoC, is open to
everyone to assist with food
needs. Hours are Tuesdays
from 6:3(>8:30 p.m., and
WYednesday and Thursday
from 2-4 p.m. For informa-
tion call 2255128.
O'Neal Memorial Baptist
Church, 474257 SR 200 East,
offers an emergency food
pantry for families and indi-
viduals in crisis. No income
eligibility required. For
assistance call 277-2606 or
The Fernandina Beach
Church of Christ is collect-
ing items for people in need.
A barrel is located at Amelia
Island Storage for donations.
Canned, dry and boxed food
as well as personal items .
such as soap, toothbrushes,
toothpaste, etc., are needed.
Call 261-9760 for more infor-
The Yulee United
Methodlist Church Food
Bank, 86003 Christian Way,
is available to anyone in
need, Wednesdays fr-om 10
a.m. to noon. Other times
please call for an appoint.
ment at 2255381.
Gary: W\. Be~lson Associates
Inc. offer-s gun courses at the
Range&fi Educationlal TrainingR
Center in Nassau County. A
Concealed Weapon 11cense
Cour-se will be offer-ed ald
today and Feb. 6 at 5:15 p.m. A
Basic with Defensive T~actics
Course w-ill be offered Feb. 11
at 7:45 a.m. Contact Belson at
491-8358, 476-2037 or gbel-
WJomen ofPoten al
The Nor-theast Flor-ida
Community Action1 Agency of
Nassau County is offering a
Women of Potential employ-
ment tr-aining progr-am, F~eb. 7-
March 28. Classes will meet
Tuesays kom 10 a.m.-noon at '
1303 Jasmine St., Suite 100,
Women must be currIent-ly
unemployed, have a high
school diploma or GE),
under-go a backgroundl chck<,
provide dlocumepntation of
household income and meet
low-in~come requir~ements.. For
.information or to register call
261-0801, ext. 203. .
It isn't too late to register
for- spr-ing term classes
offer-ed through the Center for
lifelong Imar~ning. Classes are
held at the F~lorida State
College Betty P. Cook Nassau
Center and St. Peter's
Episcopal Chur~ch. F~ee per
class is $50. Still open at the
Nassau Center- ar-e: Chinese
Folk Religion, TIuesdays, Feb.
7-28, from 10 a.m.-noon; The
Evolution of a New Ar( Form11,
Thursday, Feb. 9-Mar-ch 15,
1-4 p.m, contact Richard l
Olderman at 261-2544. Classes
still olien at St. Peter-'s include:
Crime Scene Nassau,
Tuesday, Feb. 7-March 13, 10
a.m.-noon; Oenol1ogy 101-
How to Enjoy Wine, Tues-
'days, Feb. ?-March 20, 1-3
p.m.; Tr-easure Hunting 101,
Tuesday, Feb. 14-Mar-ch 6,&
8 p.m.; Comparative Mytholo-
gy, Thursdlays, F~eb. 9-Ma-ch
15, 10 a.m.-noon. Contact the
Nassau Center at 548-4432 for
registration and information.
Join the Nassau Alcohol,
Cr-ime and Dr'ug Abatement
Coalition (NACDAC) in par-t-
nership with the Depar-tment
of Health for- a wor-kshopr on
Strategic Planning, Feb. 8
from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the
Nassau Room of thet Red Bean
Center at F~lor-ida State
College at Jacksonville's Betty
Fl Cook Center- in Yulee. RSVP
to Kerrie Albert at (904) 994-
2502 or fin slan 99@bell sout h.
net by Feb. 2.
Using the Partnership for- a
Healthier Nassau's core
assessment findings of the
health indicators most impor-
tant to the community, the
workshop will help proel
data into action. Participants
will learn how to select evi-
dence-based programs, poli-
cies and practices most
responsive to the needs of the
community. The workshop
will help the partnership be
most effective with its
resources for successful
strategies, future planning and
D~ivorceCare, a 13-week
support group and seminar
for people experiencing sepa-
ration and divorce, featur-es
Videotapes with recognize
expenrs on divorce and recov-
ery and an opportunity for
group discussion. Tnis no~n-
denominational group isope-n
A new group is forming
and will start Feb. 8 at j:15
p.m. at Amelia Baptist
Church. There is alsoj a dinner
each Wed~nesd*ay at .5:30 p.m.:
all are welcomed, but please
RSVP attendance~ to the
church~ office:, 261-9527.
TIhe Naixau~ County itroke
Support G;roupj w'lijl meet Feb
9 at 12:30 p.m. at iravannah
Grand, 1900 Ameia T'race
children: Joaney G;arner
(Chris) of Groton, Connctricut,
Tr~lish Intle (B~ill) of Fornan~dina
Each, F~lor-ida, Jeremy I ents
of To~ccoa, GeorgKia andl one
slcop-son, Cor~y Henders~on of
Toiccoa, G~eolrgia, his br~othe-s
and sisters; Craig Lents
(Susan) of Mlayo, F;L, Myr-tle
"Sissy" _Hamlin (Ter-ell) of
Mayo, F:L., Mart~in Lents of
Ferlnandlina B3each, FLI, Shir~ley
Lents of Mur freesboro, T`N
an~d Nadline L~nts olSt. Auguls-
line, F:I, and five wonder ful
grianachuildr I(1: Johthn t l ln
Emlily arnd onec. step-gr~andtchikl:
A private service was
hoktl for his family as he was
laidl to rest~, inl the waterls he
lovedt, off the coarst of Amolia
Please share his life story
at www.oxleybeard com.
Oxley Hlearduner~al Directors
O)pen meetings are open
to anyone, including non-
alcoholecs, families; etc., who
may be interested in Alcohol-
ics Anon)IymousLl. All schel-
uled~ AlA mceetings- ar~e non-
smloking andl one hour in
: ne.~.il~lI for pecople .who
have, or think they may.have,
ar dr-inking- problem ar-e held
Mondlays at noon and Satur-
days at 10 a.m. at Prince~ of
P-eace Luther-an Church, on
Atlantic Avenue. Please enter
the meetings thr-ough the
TIhe F~ernandlina Beach
Group, m~eets in the Amelia
Room, 906 S. Seventh St.,
Mondlays at 6:30 p.m. (begin-
ner-s); T~ue~sdays at 6:30 p.m.
(open discussion); Wednes-
da~ys at 7 a.m. (open 12 &
12! study) andi 11 a.m. (open -
step meetig);; ~Thur'sdays at
7 a.m. (open Big Book
sltudy), 11 a.m. (o~pen dis-
cussion) andi 6;30 p.m. (open
- B~ig Book study); Fridays at
11 a.m. (open Big Book
study) and 7 p.m. (open -.
meditation, speaker); and
.Sattirdays at 7 a.m. (open -
discussion)-and 6:30 p.m.
(open discussion). Call 261-
The Downtown Group
meets at the Alachua C~lub,
corner of Third and Alachua
streets, on Mondays at 8 p.m.
(open 12 & 12 study);
Tuesday at 8 p.m. (open .
speaker); Wednesdays at
8:15 p.m. (open men's dis-
cussion); Thursdays at 8 p.m.
(open discussion); Fridays'
/ at 8 p.m. (open discussion);
and Saturdays at 8 a.m.
:(open discussion) and 8
p.m. (open relationships).
The Yulee Florida Group
meets in the YMCA building
on Pages Dairy Road on
Sunday at 8 p.m. (open -
discussion); Tuesdays at 8
p.m. (open Big Book);
Thursday at 8 p.m. (open -
discussion); and Saturdays at
6:30 p.m. (open Big Book).
Bernice Kelley at 261-7923
or Barb Kent at 277-4071.
Ro chk ub
The Rotary Club of
Fernandina Beach meets
each Wednesday from 11:30
a.m.-1 p.m. at the Florida
House Inn on South Third
Street. Feb. 8 will feature a
"Why I should join Rotary"
overview of the club for
prospective members. Call
Melanie at 321-5675.
The Rotary Club of
Amelia Island Sunrise meets
each Friday from 7:30-8:30
a m. at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club on Bill
Melton Road. Contact
President Katey Breen at
Fernandina Beach. FL 32034
(9-04) 2h1-3h90 Fax 261-3h'98
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TIhe Civil Defense director presented the city
of Fer-nandina Beach with Radiological Defense
Monitoring! Kits as part of a program to man 20
moniorrirnR stations in the county.
February 1, 19j2
Ain ammended ordinance authorized the city of
F-crinandina Beach to levy~ a 7 percent tax on long
diiitrance calls, a 4 cents per gallon tax on fuel oil
andi kerose~ne and a 10 percent tax on electricity
andt water, bottled gas and telegraph service.
February 5i, 1987
Venus WVilliams, defe~nding Wimbledon and
U.S. O)pen tennis champ, announced she would
play- at the 200)2 Bausch &; Immb Championships
at Xmenla Island r-lantation.
February 1, 2002
M~ail ini Nassau County . .. . ..
Mlail out-of Nassau County . .. ..
Letters to the editor:
Monday. 12 pm
Monday. 5 p.m
rel dnad Places
CNI ~P d ~
Classlied Ads: M~onday 5 00 p m
Classified Display: Fniday. 3 p.m
Legal Notices: Enday, noon
Retail Advertising: Friday. 3 pm
Classified Ads: Wi'ednesday. 5 00 p m.
SMonday holidays w~il; move the
Classified deadline to Fniday at S p.m.
Shnrnp Fest parade accept-ing applications
Jean~r Masson, 80, dlied on Jan. 18, 2012.
H~rendal~ Jonles, 6i7, diedl on Jan. 18, 2012.
G;eorge Jones, 69, dlied on Jan. 19, 2012.
Malry Schott, 87, d~iedl on Jan. 19, 2012.
Harbara Iilslin, 65, diedl on Jan. 21, 2012.
Maria Curras, 631, diedl on Jan. 21, 2012.
D~eborah Hill, 56i, dlied on Jan. 22%, 012.
er tfhel SexYton, 88, dlied on Jan. 21, 2012.
Ka;th~y M'arie Jones, 5,4, dlied on Jan. 20, 201'
A\llenl Moon, 74, dlied on Jan. 25, 2012.
E~leanolr Pcttig~rew, 88, dlied on Jan. 25;. 2012.
Steplhanile Sta~nton, 317, dlied on Janl. 25, 20)12.
Hobby1,5 Sullivan, died on Jan. 27, 20~12.
Roxsannla Streeter, 71, diedl on Jan. 31, 2'012.
Jamells ".lim" T. War-e III,' 70, died on Jan. 1Y. 2012.
Mclvinl J. Harden, 75. diedl on Jan. 24, 012.
Jo~seplh lacy7 Mayes, Jr-., 84, dliued on Jan. 29, 201'.
Hlilly Patric~k P'owell, 44, died on Jan. 31. 2012.
Arrngmetsby E~ternity F:uner-al Homes. Nasaul.
96092)L V'ictoria's Place, Y'ulee 261-2700, Jacksonlville. (904-) 3148
Thle Fer~lnandina Beach
K~iwanis Club meets the first
thr-ee M~iondlays of each mon-
th at the Ferlnandlina Beach
Golf Club on7 Bill Melton
Road. This is a dinner- meet-
ing f-onll 6:30-8 p.m. Contact
D~on Lyions at home, 432-
S194, or (9178) 758,0561.
Th~e Yule~e Optimist Club
meets everyv fuesdlay at
nloon at Murwray s Gr-ille on
i41A in Yulee. Call 753:-0091.
TIhe Fertnandlina Beach
Ofptimist Club meets each
W~edlnesday flrom noon-1
p.m. at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club. Call
~SN E V~
.539 00 5
anT ass,ninlnpri iit $
Mav~or Ar~lene Filkoff had
-iuggesteid that conurnissioners
sh~ould conisider nonlcriccal ca-n-
dicaiates. Thre focur non-local
appicant! werfe reiommernnd-d
by the Intern~ational Citv/
Coiunty- Manageime-nt Associa-
Filkoff s~aid at the end of
I~~edtnesday'`s mett-ing rhat a
contracts w-ould be written by
City Attorney\ Tammi Each.0 t
be approvald by commissioners
at their nextu meeting on
Lotit wrill ser ve as interim
managers! until commissioners
choose a permanent manager.
A m~eeting is being held today
at the- Fernandina Beach
Municipal G;olf Course dur-ing
which commissioners will dis-
c~uss rtcrulitmlent~ of the per-
mnanent c~ity manager-.
A requuest for proposals for a
permanent city~ manager will
be sent out at a dte~rt deter-mined
by city commissioners, who
also voted 4-1 Jan. 18 not to
allow the interim city manager
to apply for the permanent posi-
Former city manager
Michael Czymbor resigned
under pressure Jan. 13. The
other applicants for interim
*Matthew D. Brock of
Patrick AFB was most recently
manager of Polk City in 2011,
and city manager of Pahokee
from 2008-10. He served in the
U.S. Marine Corps, active and
reserve, from 1972-97.
*Nick D. Deonas of
Fernandina Beach, owner of
Nick Deonas Realty Inc.
Deonas served as Nassau
County commissioner from
1996-2006 and as Por-t Author--
ity commissioner from
1988-96.. He was also a memb-
ber of the Fer-nandina Beach
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Live & Silent Auctions
M~id I Srcho 1e neerst a~n nthne su ent ..
Friday, February 3, 2012
510.00 per person (advance), $12.00 at the door
Adults Only Casual Dress
Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center
FOT fiCket information
PALGE Conrtinuedfromi 1A
sponsoring a ~ittle League
team andi placing adls in the
Pagie and his wife, Betsy,
ejy el ot e 1as GIlanrl
Holiday Festival P'ar-ade
fore she passed away on
'Pages l;indscalpe Nur-sery,
Inc. is located at 2056 Page's
The nursery is open 8
The foodr pantry
needs dona~tionrs of
items all year round.
f~or mrore inforwmation,
call 9041. 261.000
F t SOuthf Ith Streer
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Alt~ti300 Kids eat free 5-8pm .
;ITUM"DAYl Pok~er Night starting at~pm
VJE@MSWAY The Macy's play live for wingit
VTMWI~iSA ~- Trivia at 7pm, BOGO pizza from 5-8
Outside Bar is Now Heated! ,
Buy One Get One Free Pizza
during the Superbow I
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Fic2;~ u Oeeemeanmentr ors ,
*kl Adm auifman of Fernan-
dina Beach is an arbitrator/
metdiaor w-ith the Newf York
Swtat Education Department,
and has a law degree from
Chica~go. and spearheaded the
Forwarid Fernandina initiative
*Len Kreger of Fernandina
Beach worked as co~struuction
manager at Chevron Energy
Soiluions, Chicago, and is a
retired U.S. Marine Mlaster. He
has been involved in several
city boards and committee-s and
.*Te~rre~ll J. Powell of Fer-
nandina Beach has beenI the
owner and CEO of Properry
Management Systems Inc.,
Yulee since 198i4.
*Ken ~talker of fernandina~
Beach.who is self-employed as
a "transportation contractor'.
ser-ved as city commissioner
for six vears. He also served as
sanitation superintendent for
the city of Fernandina Beach
*Patrick M~i. Foster of
Chattanooga, Tenn., was most
recently underground damage
prevention representative for
Progress Energy, Raleigh, N.C..
*Richard Gestrich of
Oviedo was most recently city
manager of Oviedo from 2008-
11, and previously township
manager of Middletown Town-
ship, Bucks County, Pa.
mteht hsder fiom~psychorie
A jury found Larkin guilty
of two counts of fi-rs-degree~
murder Jan. 10 for the April
2009~ killings~ of his parents,.
Dick and Mvra; Larkin, aftri~
at their CapricL line home on
Prosecuors, co~nchlded that
Larkin had bludgeonerd themn
both to death with a baiSeball
BEA SLE YRE TIRES
It. Robert Beasley of the Fernandina Beach F'ire
Department accepts a retirement gift from Fernandina
Each F'ire Chief Chuck Hogle: at F'ire Sitation I on
Jan. 27. A retirement celebration breakfast was held
for IA. Beasley with over 50 people attending. Beasley
retires with .30 years of "outstanding service" to the
city. His first day on the job as F'ernandina Beach fire-
fighter was Oct. 1, 1982.
David and Betsy P'age and their dogl Plutd ride
through their nursery on a golf cart.
This is where I was born and, raised.
Ikno~w most everyone and I'm happy
to be the welcoming committee
for those who are newu
PAGE'S LANiDSCAPE NURSERY
Gulsevil Bridges Anne Friend Dot Morr
Ken Bridges Susan Hughes Pam Na
Gay Browne Paul Kelly Mia Puri
Lisa Chaff man Kathy Levy Judi Sea
Tracy Fendig Doug Mackle
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Conltinue~d fivm L-1
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found Lail~rki competent.
Meadows had suggested
thrat larkfinl mayd haveC been
-hiding or mrinimnizing' a pos-
sible unde~rhivin mnltal illness.
The~~c judge-- sought' an initial
mezntal health evaluation fol-
lowing Lbrkin's~11 J. 10con-
victrioni after Morri~ssey
exspressed conce~trn that br;kin
POLITICS IN BRIEF
Ron Phiilos' School of Golf
Establishes New Home ~~
L ura PDi ar pleae oK anouc dirL arn r hip ith
Amelia National Golf ar Country Citib where they 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.
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The staff of Ron Philos' School of Golf thanks
all of those who have supported our efforts to
establish our new location at Amella National Golf
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to provide you all with the best instructional and
playing experience available.
Ron Philos' School of Golf was established as a
Florida CorporatioR in I 992 by Ron Philo and Ron
Philo Jr. Ron and I grew the business for I 7 years
located at the Amella Island Plantation. Our staff
grew to 7 dunng the best times and we were
lucky to have found Tom Oden early on ro fulrth-er
our efforts. Kevin Diaz then Joined our' staff and
became our lead instructor before becoming m~y
We remain the only full service
school in this area!
The process of learning golf works best with
long term relationships with professionals dediaa[-
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Golf staff is dedicated.
Our philosophy, 'Unders tandin g-Awa reness-
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Golf is in the bloodstream of our family from my
father to my brother to my son a3nd one of my
daughters. My wife Cheryl and I have had the
opportunity to travel the world supporting the
efforts of our children to pursue their dreams
while competing in professional golf.
I have worked my entire life
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well as equipment and
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Wiles Lspeaker- for
be- Susie Wiles, political con-
sultant and former campaign
manager to Govi. Rick Scot.
The sorcial will be- he~ld at
11:30) a m?. and the busine2;s
mett-ing will beg-in at 11:45
Wi~ilesj is a se-asoned c~om-
re-latio~ns andi political profes-
sional with more thanl 20
years of experIience managing
government and public affairs
endetavors. He~r national politi-
cal e~xperience spans three
presidential cam~paignls in sen-
ior- positions, WVhite House
service in the Executive
Of ice of the President for
President Ronald Reagan,
staff to Congressman Jack E .
Etm as heassumoe lead~r-
Re~presentatives, a senior role
at the Departmenit of Imbor.
mr~iepoliia can igns.
WIilesj managed Scott s
crampaign, held a senior
position in the Scott/Carroll
transitions, served as. Gov
Jon? Huntsman s first
national campaig-n manager
in his bid for the presidency
and most recently joined the
Mlitt Rompey presidential
campaign team as co-c-hair
of his Florida Advisory
Contact Gail Biondi at
261-876~3 by T'uesday with
your reservation. Cost of the
luncheoni is $20
The Republican Executive
Committee will hold its
monthly meeting at 7 p.m.
Feb. 16 at the County
Building, 8160256 Pages Dairy
ns:;u- -sa 1remail.co m or (904)
of Eletu-ionIs Vicki H Cannon
orgaizinons o conutc~t
vorter registratioic n drives by
offerings the serices~ of h~r
andi eventslr *'This is an
impo'~t~rr tan let~ionj, year\ and it
is always our mission to
enslure hth intertity' of the
election prce'css, and to make
sure thatln plrocss is ac`ceSSi-
b-le andt acetulare." Cannon
if y:ourl organizmrion or-
event would like to receive
viner- r~egstration services,
contact the Nassau County
Supervisor of Elections office
at 491-7500, toll fr-ee 1-866-
260-4301 or TDD 904-491-
Visit ww\\w.votenassau.co m
ior election1 news.
Nassau Patriots wvill holst
Ra~n~d? Mclamrlels; of
firt Saur v C lf at 9:
a m. Saturday at Mfurray s
ril cnYue. The public is
for fur~thcr mf~onniation,
Commissionerr Tim Paynt~r
will conduct a ?Town
Meet~i~ng" at 7 i>.m.
Wedrnesd~tay in the upstairs
room at Cafe Katribo restau-
r~ant, 27 North Third St.
Citizens may ask quls~tions
and receive input on various
to~pics or attend just to listen.
F~or m~ore- information call the
ity' ClerIk's O)ffice at 277-
T'he Federateid Republican
Women of Nassau County will
Nia-ssau County voreg preferred Newt Gingrich to Mlin
R~tomney~. 42-38 percent, m ~Tues;dayk'Repiubican presideti~tal
primary el~ction. But startewide Romney prevailed by 46-32
L assau, Gingrich got 5,109 votes to 4i,6i56 for Romn~ey
Rick Santorumu got 1,560. or 13 percent, and Ron Paull po~lled
71~4, or 6 percent, loca~lly.
Candidates getting less than 1 percent of Nassaru C~ounty
Republicans' vorte were Hermani Cain, 32: Rick Perry.3:5;
Michelle Bachmann1.16t; Jon Hunltsman, 15; and Gary
Road Westa. Yulleet. Sp~aketr
w~ill be Nassau County Tax
Collector John Drew. All
Republicans are welcome.
YOun R 11blicans
The Nassalu Countyr You~ng
Republicans ar-e scheduled to
meet Feb. 21 at San Jose
M~exic~an Grill, 46i3797 SR 200
in Yulee. Guest speaker- for
the monthly meeting wrill be
Public Defender for the
Fourth Judicial Circuit Matt
The social will be held at
6~:30) p.m. and the business
meeting \\ill beheki from titlt ;
Shirk was.rhe tirst
RepublIcanu to be~ eleu`ctd as
public defe~tnder for the
'o~urth Judicial Circuit, cover-
ing Nassau. D~uval and Clay
counties, in 2008.
Nassau County Young
Republican meetings ar-e opexn
to any' interested Republic7n.
Family member-s andi childr-en
are always welcome at the
To RSV'P or for infor-m?-
tion contact Amanda Young at
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Writers Workshops Feb. 17
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FRIDAY. FEBRv~zwY 3. 2012 KEWS News Lader
of that yea~r he
and hIs father
started REM. ~l
v W o a d
Pr oduct s.
ued to operated
Edwfards while Edwards
and became a
member of the Florida Air
In July 1973 Edwards mnar-
ried Norraine A. M-orrow, and
they moved to Yulee and have
resided there since. In
September 197"3 RFIM. Lumber
moved to its current location at
86289 Pages Dairy Road in
Edwards has served on
numerous committees to review
county issues including beach
driving. The locaiion! ,! fr th
Yulee middle anid h~ighn sc~ho, s
an~d other planingrii grups.
He currerntly serves~ on hle
board of directors ofi ARC
Nassazu. Edmuds~~isapa~I bacurt
members of the No~r thast
servedl~ i asn Aux~iliary\ Florida
Higha\ P'atrlmna~n anld is a cur-
re~nt mem~Iber of hth cham~ber of
commermtanld the FloridKa bulild-
ing marterials delersnC. asscia-
Edw\ar~ds has als;o been l
involvedi w\ith the ktwal commun~-
nity: wherelc her coacher d both
Ulittle leagllue bas~ball alnd Pap
W~ar~nerl football. He served as
presidents of the Yulee ~ittle
Leagsue orga3nization for trhree
years and served four ter-ms as
president of the Ferlnandtina
Beach Qua-rterback Club.
Tlhe Edwards have two adult
children an!d six grandchildren
an~d tw\o Lablradors. They\ e~njoy:
watching their Zrandkids grow
up and gadcrdeing. His other
interests! arec huitring, fishing
atnd spo~lrtirg day~.
Eidwaruds promised to focus
on reducing de~br and e~ncour-
aging~ business~ growth c~ounts
wide. He said he would aom-
plisht this b app;ly~~in business;
metrhods to grover nmentr spend-
Tlhe Krep-ublican primary
relection is Aug. 14.111er general
ekvition is Nov. 6i
Edwar~ds has planned a caml-
paign r-ally: 'llu'h~sdayr, Feb. 23,
fr-om 5:3(h9 p.m. at R.P.M.
Lumber in Yulee. The: public is
invitedl to come out and meet
him and lear-n more about his
Pat Edw~ards, owner and
president of REM. Iaunber, has
filed as a candidate for the
N!assau County Commission
District 3 seat, whichrepresents
Edwfards, a Republican, is
one of two candidates who have
fied to seek the seat being vancat.
ed by Commissioner Stacy
Johnson. The other is Ronnie
Edwards has owned and
operated RP.M. Inmber in
Yulee for the 38 vears he has
resided in Nassau County. He
plans to apply the knowledge
gained from almost four decades
of business experience in
Nassau County to the office of
He graduated from Andrew
Jackson High School in
Jacksonville in June 1969. In July
the late Ed
iv served as
Barlow pubt i.c
the late Inu
Frost between 1986 and 198'7.
In the early 1990s his friend
find mentor Chief Florida
Supreme Court Justice
LMander Shaw recommended
Barlow for service on the
state's Judicial Nominating
Committee for the Four th
Circuit. He accepted the
appointment and went on to
serve as the committee's
first African American chair-
manarlow subsequently chal-
lenged the Flori'da Bar and
many of its allies by drafting
and fightilig for a constitu-
tional amendment that ulti-
mately ended the Florida Bar's
40-year battle against the peo-
ple's constitutional right to
elect trial court judges.
Florida voters in 2000
approved ~a constitutional
amendment that gave the peo-
ple of each circuit and each
county in Florida the right to
choose their own circuit and
county judges through open
About Barlow's fight for
this change, the conservative
journal of the James Madison
Institute in 1998 wrote:
"A. Wellington Barlow, a
respected lawyer testified
recently before the Constitu-
tion Revision Commnission in
Jacksonvnille, asking, 'If the
public is not intelligent
enug hto ut a jubdce on2
gent enough to remove a
judge from the bench?' The
key to overcoming public
ignorance about judicial cam-
paigns is education, not str-ip
ping the public of its right to
Barlow served in advisory
positions for Jacksonville may-
ors Tommy Hazouri, John
Delaney and John Peyton. His
volunteerism included work
as atrusteefor the Nolthwest
Jiicksonviille Iconiomic Dvel-
opment Trust Fund. Jack-
A. We'llington Barlow; has
collkcited more than 8,~000 sig.
naturcs toi succes~fully qualify
by petition to seek election as
circuit court judge in the
Fourth Judicial Circuit cover-
ing Duval, Clay and Nassau
Barlow, aJacksonville attor-
ney and ordained minister,
officially kicked off his cam-
paig~n at an event on the
West side of Jacknsonville.
"O)ur campaign is fueled by
a great and humbling ~gound-
swell of grassroots support,"
Barlow said. "My family and I
are thrilled with the blessing of
celebrating the launch of this
campaign with our friends and
Officials with the Florida
Department of Erlections con-
firmedl that until nou lno can-
pe~tition to run for circuit court
judge in the F~ourth Judicial
Circuit. Almost 7,000 validated
signatures from registered vot-
ers in the three-county circuit
Barlow said he has spent
his legal career and enost of
his life fighting uphill battles
for justice and for the rights of
average citizens. He grew up
in the shadows o~f Raines High
School where he and his two
brothers played in the streets -
of Jacksonville's Magnolia
Gardens neighborhood. His
parents. Annic Mac and the
late Arthur W. Barlow, Sr. gave
him the foundation upon
which he built a distinguished
legal career that literally
changed how justice is admin-
istered in our state. ..
Bar~low learned an oppor-
tunity to altcten the University
of I'lorida Law School by hav-
Kiul Virg'l nI ki s Fel
ship, namedl in honor of the
man who overcame staunch
opposition in order to deseg-
regate the Florida Bar and
Florida law schools. In 1985
Barlow became the first Virgil
Hawkins Fellow to graduate
'UF;'s Law School.
TLhrolugh three decades of
legal andi public service, Bar-
low has br~oken dlown barrIie~s
as he worlked to live lp~ to
Hakktins' legacy. B~arlow
prdseculted as' a Floridia
Supreml-e Court Cer-tified
legpal Inter-n in the State
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COnsumer confidence surges in state
University ofFlorida nation's economy over the next Bureau of Economic and Busi- and age groups, except
year went up dramatically and ness Research. "W'e are begin- lower- income r-espond
GAINESYILLE Consumer trust in the U.S. economy over ning the year with the same pat- whose perceptions of cur
confidence among Floridians the next five years was upbeat, tern as last year- wher-e ther-e per-sonal finances decl
surged in January, marking a too. These figures parallel re- were r-elatively steady increases slightly. Results also indical
rise in optimism, according to a sults of aUniversity of Michigan in confidence fr-om the end of tle difference in confide
University of Florida survey. study that show consumer con- the summer- (to) Januar-y 2011. among political par-ties, w
Four of the five categories fidence across the nation shot This was followed by seven indicate that the rising
measured by the survey reveal up from December to January. months of decline (to) August summer confidence is most
increased optimism. The over- Only when it came to decid- 2011 when Congr~ess debated ly linked to perceptions o:
all perception among survey ing if the present is a good time the debt ceiling." economy r-ather than con
takers that they are better off to buy big-ticket items such as The UF survey shows these .about the upcoming Nover
financially than they were a year an automobile or a refrigerator,. increases ranged across income elections, McCart~y said..
did confience among respon-
dents sag, actually falling.
"Consumer confidence in
Florida is now back to the level
it was in Januar~y 2011," said
Chris McCarty, director of UF;'s
Survey Research Center in the
ago rose to the highest figure
since March 2008 when the U.S.
economy began to falter.
Expectations that their person-
al finances will improtre by this
time next year also rose sharply.
In addition, confidence in the
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Perhaps one of the more
impor ant meetings of the day
w~as to chair a workgroup I
called together to address the
issues affecting the Mhavport
ferry. This is an important
transportation facility for the
citizens and has an important
impact on the traffic and the
day to day lives of many work-
ing families and taxpayers.
Creating a framework for
solutions was our focus and I
was pleased to have over 30
people attend this important
I have asked the work-
group chaired by former
Elaine Brown that was organ-
ized by Councilman Bill
Gulliford to take the lead over
the next two weeks to come
up with strategies that can be
considered to keep the ferry
working. My plan is to. bring
everyone back together in
two weeks for a meeting to
explore options at the state
and local level to create a
framework for success.
I hurried to the Higher
Subcommittee where the
committee considered and
passed a proposed committee
bill on Postsecondary
Education Funding. This bill
shortens the length of time
from three to two years that a
student is eligible to accept
the initial Bright Futures
Scholarship after high school
graduation. This simply
means that a student has two
years to accept the Bright
Futures Scholarship and ,
.begin their postsecondary
education upon high school
The bill also modifies eligi-
bility requirements for stu-
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SCHOOL CAPITAL OUTLAY
The School Board of Nassau CountY
will soon consider a measure to
amend the use of property tax for the
capital outlay projects previously
advertise-d for the 2006 to 2007
sc hool ye ar *
NEW PROJECTS TO BE FUNDED
Yu lee Primary School Access,
Egress, and Par king Improvements
All concerned citizens are invited to
a public hearing to be held on
Monday, February 6, 2012, at 6:00prn
in the Boardroom at the School
Board Office at: 1201 Atlantic Ave., .
Fernandina Beach. FL 32034.
A DECISION on the proposed
amendment to the projects funded
from CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will
be made at this meeting.
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dents receiving a Bright
Futures Scholarship award
renewaL. Currently a student
receiving an academic scholar
awKard must graduate high
school with a 3.5 grade point
average and maintain a 3.0
grade point average for
renewal. The proposed
increase to a 3.25 grade point
average in fiscal year 2012-13
and up to a 3.5 grade point
average in 2013-14. Similarly
the Medallion Scholar and
Gold Seal Vocational recipi-
ents must also maintain a 3.0
grade point average to qualify
at high school graduation and
maintain a 3.0 grade point
average to maintain eligibility.
I am not quite sure why the
renewal eligibility require-
ments were less than the ini-
ti'al eligibility requirements:
but it makes sense to me that
it should all be consistent. I
believe that the higher the
expectations, the higher the
performance. It is important
that students work hard to
maintain their focus on aca-
demic achievement and these
new standards will create the
The Health and Human
Subcommittee passed HB
1163 on Adoptions favorably
out of the committee with
only one dissenting vote.
Wednesday started with
another meeting of the
Subcommittee'. Here I pre-
sented HB 1305, which
declares that the state's pub-
lic records laws apply to offi-
cerewelect upon their election
to public office. The bill
requires that such officers-
elect adopt and implement
reasonable measures to
ensure compliance with pub-
lic records obligations.
This was an issue recently
when records were not
retained during the timeframe
of the November election and
the January inauguration of
Gov. Rick Scott. This bill clari-
fies that these records are
open to the public and is sup-
ported by Gov. Scott. The bill
was passed unanimously by
At the PreK-12
Chair Coley presented two
pr-oposed committee bills and
it was my responsibility to
chair the meeting. One of the
proposed committee bills
dealt with the School
Specifically, it seeks to stan-
dardize paymnents to
providers of School Readiness
services. Currently. providers
in different areas of the state
are paid much different rates
for the same services. This
. ill enable the state to pr~-
vide services to children who
are currently on waiting lists
We~dnesday afternoon, I
met with roug~hly' 25 individu-
als at the first Education
Solutions Roundrable,. In
order to attrc~t good busi-
nesses and jobs it is cr'itical
that we focus on improving
our schools. The roundtable
is focused on ideas and solu-
tions. We had an excellent dis-
cussion on how to further
integrate the STEM (science,
technology, engineering and
math) subjects between the
K-12 system and the postsec-
ondary system. The timing
was especially poignant as we
had just concluded several
hours of conversation with
the university presidents
where they identified this as a
I gleaned some good ideas
from the discussion, such as
establishing a talent search at
one of the Florida
Universities, similar to the
Duke Talent Identification
Program (TlP). I just recently
learned of the program
myself where they are look-
ing for students who ar~e in
the top 5 percent. For a $35
fee you can register your
child to access online enrich-
ment opportunities. Thle qlues-
tion was raised, "Wh~y isn't
F~lorida doing the same
thing?" Her~e is a perfect
example where North
Carolina is looking to recruit
Florida's brightest students to
their university. I will be look-
ing for ways for us to compete
and attract students to Florida
and improve our schools
I am looking forward to
the next roundtable where we
will talk about the high school
graduation and dropout rate.
Clearly one of our big chal- '
lenges is how do we change
the culture in our schools. In
talking with.D~uval County
School Board Member Becky
Couch, she shared with me
how it is "noticool"l to be
smart if you are in middle
school. And it is especially
"not cool" to be smart if you
are an African Amnerican male
in middle school.
Creating greater integrat-
tion between our higher edu-
cation systems and struggling
schools would allow these stis
dents to wirtness firsthand the
suc*css of higher education
through real role models.
Other ideas include creating
an emphasis on reuognizing
academic suc~cetss and cretw-
ingr status within the cullture
for these academic: warriors.
Changring thet cu~lture starts
with how we r~ewarda success
anld re~ogrmnizs talent both on
and off the athletic fields.
Thur-sday morning the
Education Committee passed
HB 19, which gives school
districts the ability to gener-
ate revenue for their schools
through advertisements on
school buses. IThere are, of
cour-se, restrictions on what
can be advertised.
Mid-afternoon, I headed
back to Jacksonville to attend
the Republican debate at the
University of North Florida. I
was pleased to see my alma
mater in the limelight and
receiving favorable reviews.
UNF has certainly grown into
a remar-kable treasure for
North Florida and has afford-
ed many north Floridians like
myself the opportunity to
achieve higher education. We
are greatly blessed.
Friday was a long day,
beginning before 6 a.m. for
the drive back to Tallahassee
for a 9:30 a.m.~ Redistricting
Committee. The committee
considered two amendments
to the House map, two
amendments to the
Congressional map and one
amendment to the Senate
map. The committee adopted
one amendment to each of
These maps will head to
the House floor this Thursday
and Friday. We have 10 hours
scheduled Thursday for sec-
ond reading questionsn) and
five hours on Friday for third
reading (debate and vote). In
all three maps, Nassau
County is kept whole.
Please do not hesitate to
call on me if I can be of assis-
tance to you. I look for war~d to
hearing your thoughts on
how we can~ build a str~onger.
economy and educational sys-
.'tem for Flor~ida.' bc''::~-
The third week of the leg-
islar~tiv 3sesion was busy with
members burning the candle
on both ends. The energy and
pace was faster as amend-
ments wetre filed to remove
potential fiscal impact or to
co~rrect problems. This cre
ate~s a demand for meettings,
discussion and compromise
in order to have a bill in the
proper posture for a success-
ful committee vote. This
process continues from one
committee to the next, as dif.
ferent issues sur face or othen
organizations seek to add
measures that may or may
not be vie-wed as friendly
Tuesday morning began
with a K-201 Innovation
Subcotmmitte~e meeting. This
committee discussed digital
le~arning and acceleration of
public options. There is no
question that the changing
role of technology in our lives
is affecting how we organize
aInd deliver instruction and
make information and learn-
ing available to students.
Tuesday was a busy day as
members of the House head-
ed to the House floor for the
traditional panoramic photo.
The camera -i
used for the
built in tne
1800 's and
shot. It takes
it to com-
ture all of
bers in the chamber.
I used the time to talk with
members of the Health &
Human Services Access
Subcommittee: to see if there
were any questions on my
adoption bill, HB 1163. When
you have a bill before comlmit-
teeu, members will always use
the time on floor to go and
discuss pending legislation
with committee members to
garner support and address
questions. The adoption bill
address the issues that arose
in the case involving
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much media attention last
year due to the fact the child
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bmraIon In town. The round, concrete re-mamns
of an old band shell still remain there. W'e
used to play- dodgelballoan it at recess so It
must ve bee~n pre~tty big. right? P'0, like the
lunchroom stageC, it turns out that the old band
shell fo~undationI isn't really all that big. We'c
wezre~u ust sper small.
There was a baseball diamond the size of
W\rigley: Field that doubled as a football field as
bigr as ;the stadium at the Unive~rsity of
Georgia. A ball hit to the sidewalk along one
edge of it wans an automatic ho~mer. Malny of us
have visited the old par~k and are~ am~azed at
how small it is. A small par~k within a small
blo~k. The baseball field is UilliputianI. So is
the W~imbledion-size~d tennis co~urt. So aret the
lutge swing sets upo~n which we usedl to play.
T'he linkl canal, with its conc'ree and stone
br-idge, still bisetus the park. Wte were forbid-
de~n to plaly there but we did anywayr. It seemed
like a river back then and the really naughtyr
older- kids sometimes grabbed us wee ones
and threatened to toss us in if we didn't holler
The nuns who taught us were larger than
life figures, ancient women clad in dark robes.
Because their heads were covered, we used to
amuse ourselves trying to guess what color
hair they had. Everybody had a story about
one Sister or another. An old classmate of
mine ventured to ask of us all in one of her
posts, "I wonder what stories the Sisters told
I'll bet they told some whoppers about us.
.sm~ilinga hrll ki~ds and t~e
Siserw who raught themil are
preservedi like sweet figs in
syrup. Thne comments r
betneath rthe picture is a
an era he~n air raid drill
horns pie~rcedi ther tranquility
of towns; all over Ametrica and
CUP OF schol k~ids evecrywt\here
JOE duckedd and covered" ut
beneath theiri desks. she~ler- I
ing trom the ar!tomic anac~k
loel Palmer that neverI catme,
Not sur-prisintglyin addi-
tion to lampooning one another and a tew of
the teachers. the talk soon tur~ned to how big
we recalled things being back rthen. ~Th class-
rooms were enormous.'~~ They hd to be in
order to accommodate two grIades each. didn't
they? Ah, but no. Some of us recalled tour-ing
the school years later and bemng surpr-ised at
how~ tiny those classrooms really~ were. It' sa
miracle the nuns could get anything accom-
plished. WVe were practically all over- each
Other. I remember thinking the stage where
we did our annual Christmas play was as big
as a ballroom onlyf to discover in my later
years that I've had a house or two with bigger
Our school was across-the street from a
park. The park encompassed a whole block.
Back when our parents and grandparents
were kids, the park was a central place of cele-
It's funn)- how childhood perceptions about
thinlgs change as we grow- older. The giants 01
our childhood are dwarfed as we age. The
impe-netrable forests in which we once feared
getting lost turn out ro be nothing more than
tiny wsooded lots. In a child's eyes. ev~erything
bigger than he or she is enormous and unfath-
But through a strange trickery of the mind,
e-ven though we know the wooded lot to be
small when we grow up, we still retain an
image of it mingled within the chemistry of
our brains that whispers to us that it will never
let us forget that it might've really been a vast,
teeming forest once upon a time.
My grandmother's. house used to seem
enormous to me. It held our extended family
at Christmas and Thanksgiving. But I drove by
it one day years later and was amazed at how
small it was. Rather than a sprawling estate, it
more resembled a little cottage. Such is the
difference between how we remember things
from the way they really are
The miracle of Facebook has brought me
intO COntact again with a group of my old
chums from grammar school. We attended a
small, parochial school in Southeast Georgia.
There were two grades per classroom, kinder-
garten through eighth. A nun was in charge of
each classroom and a sweet, saintly lady aptly
named Mrs. Paradise taught kindergarten.
Someone recently posted a class photo that
looks to have been from maybe second or
third grade. Like Don Mclean's anthem says,
"There we all were in one place, a generation
Currently there are multitudes of
"black market" pharmacies that have
acquired medications from outside the
U.S., which means they do not meet
manufacturing requirements and reg-
ulations that this country's FDA
requires and monitor-s for safety. Please
visit the following websites to educate
yourself about this terrible problem. It
might be cheaperr" but it could cost
your pet's life. (Remember- the huge
food recalls due to melamine that came
fr-om China? Many dogs lost their lives.)
Also, veterinarians are governed by
the State Board ofVeterinary Medicine,
which polices-ethical behavior of vet-
erinarians. We are requir-ed by law to
have a "client/patient" relationship
(which means we have to have exam-
ined your pet physically in the last 12
months) in order to prescribe any med-
I am an honest, hard-wor-king per-
son, but my hospital cannot compete
with the lar-ge inventory that these
apharmlacie Ic~an carry (anld illegally
purchase cheaper, since these drugs
may be tainted, less than p-op~erly man-
ufactured, dec.). I am always willing to
wr'it-e prescriptions for my clients, but
I do charge a nominal fee any rea-
sonable, intelligent person will r~ecog.
nize the value of this. I am not willing
to risk the life of any animal to save
the owner a few dollars. I have caught
many, many mistakes in dosages, phar-
macy mislabeling, and my clients have
been extremely grateful for my dili-
gence and are more than willing to pay
the once year-ly minimal prescription
fee to make sure the medications they
are receiving are safe, corrlect and
come from a r-eputable source.
Kimberly A. Carter, DVM
Nassau Veterinary Hospital
In response to the letter to the edi-
tor- concerning medications dispensed
by vet-erinrarians (Jan. 25) I would like
to point out a few things.
*"Virtual pharmacies" do not con-
tribute to our- local economy or com-
*The above mentioned pharma-
cles do not help local rescue groups
*Your- veter-inarian is also a mem-
ber of your- community. They are your
neighbors, fellow church members,
Little League/Poy~larner coaches,
they are your- Boy Scout leaders and in
view was diminished by his irrational
fears ("Chem trails," Jan. 27). The view
was gorgeous and "they" were
nowhere in sight.
The Inter faith Dinner Network
(IDN) is a church-sponsored outreach
ministry that provides dinners fobr
days a week at the Hope House to
those in need. Nmne local churches
presently participate in the program by
supplying food and volunteers. When
the IDN was started four years ago
t~heerchurches n eed Ioa so porrtdand
help. Twice a week the management
has provided breads, pastries, chicken,
salads and other goodies. We are sad-
dened to hear that they are closing
their doors. Their generous mnvolve-
ment has been a huge financial bene-
fit and has played an integral part in the
success of the program. We will miss
their support as well as their dedicat-
ed commitment to the IDN endeavor.
Thank you. God bless. We wish you
Marcia Grubeshy, IDN
St. Michael Catholic Church
many cases they are your pet's best
"Virtual pharmacies" will not
meet you at their clinic at 110'clock on.
a rainy Saturday night to treat a sick
*These pharmacies will not hold
your hand or give you a shoulder to cry
on when your beloved pet takes that
walk to The Rainbow Bridge.
In some instances a veterinarian
will match the online prices if you ask.
Remember to "Keep it Local" when-
Cats Angels, Inc., SPCA.
There must be a lot of mqney to be
made by promoting outlandish con-
spiracy theories, otherwise why would
they be so widespread? Gullible folks
buy into such ideas as the one that
claims aircraft contrails are actually
signs of a secret government-spon-
sored program that sprays chemicals
in the atmosphere to counteract glob-
al climate change or perhaps to control
population growth by sterilizing the
There are two facts that appear to
offer validity to the "Chem trails" (lan.
(1) Aircraft contr~ails (nothing but
exhaust vapor condensed from air~craft
engines at high; altitude) may persist
for lengthy periods of time depending
on atmospheric conditions.
(2) Conferences have been held by
scientists to discuss the possibility of
spraying various compounds into the
atmosphere to protect the Earth from
negative effects of the sun's radiation.
"Chem trails" fanatics proceed from
these facts to formulate wild specula-
tion, "confirmed" by testing that: finds,
for example, the presence of aluminum
in water puddles. Further confirma-
tion is provided by denial~by all gov-
ernmental and scientific leaders that
atmo pheri cheem 1a stpr~n hhas
in such positions of responsibility are
Ar~e there not: enough real prob-
lems in this world that conspiracy the-
ories should waste our time?
I played golf last Jan. 24 at the city
course and it was indeed a beautiful,
sunny day. Any time I looked up at the
sky, I was filled with gratitude and joy.
I feel so sorry that (the letter writer's)
in spite of the pain, you still live. You begin
making plans for the future. You may also real-
ize the'house behind you is no longer haunt-
ed, but is now a source of experience and
My most sincere wishes of healing to any-
one who has lost a loved one in any manner.
Please: don't make your journey through the
haunted house one of solitude. Share your
feelings, accept help, know that by healing you
aren't betraying the one you've lost.
Resources for help on this subject~
* Florida Community Prevention Center, Inc.
1303 Jasmine SL, Suite 103
Fernandina Becach, FL 32034
www~ flo rid aco mmu nitypreven tion .com
TIhis will connect you with a crisis center in
The American Academy of Child and
32615 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
Wasihinglton, D).C. 200)163007
Phone: (202) 966~-7300
look for reasons to explain this tragedy, but
keep in mind that logic does not apply to emo-
tion. Suicide is a very personal choice and
even the person making that choice may not
fully understand his or her reasons. A person's
state of mind is just as much about chemistry
as disposition. Our bodies are flooded daily
with a biochemical soup that allows us to feel
pleasure, hurt, joy, sorrow, and yes, despair.
Grief makes it difficult to think clearly. Please
know you are not to blame. Talk to people
about your feelings.
The Depression Bedroom:
This is a dark, cold room without windows
and the doors are often well hidden. Time
may slow or ~even stop in there, keeping you
suspended. The reality of your loss is begiin-
ning to sink in. Food may' hold no interest.
sleep or waking may be difficult to achieve,
concentration may be difficult, tears flow
often, the body aches. You may find yo~urself
trapped in there. If this happens, ask for help.
Let someone come in with a flashlightr and
help you find the exits. You don't have to go
through this alone.
The Kitchen of Acceptance:
The final room. Sunshine flows across the
floor, a breeze comes in through the open win-
dow~s. Energy returns and you remember that
r-oom to protect us from feeling overwhelmed
and it can help us come to terms with the pain
of grief. However, if you stay too long in this
room, healing can be halted.
The Anger Den;
Anger is a very common aspect of grief. We
are~ angry at the person, at our friends, at any-
thing or anyone. This room has images and
sounds guaranteed to fray the last nerve. This
r-oom also has false exits. You may think you
left it long before and suddenly you realize you
are still wandering through its aggravations.
Yocu hulff at the waitress who brought your cof-
fee. You feel the person in the car ahead of you
should have had his gene pool chlorinated,
yonu sinap at friends and family over minor irri-
tations. Be aware that this is a stage of grief,
acknowledge its effect on you and try not to
strike out at others.
The Bargaining and Guilt Suite:
In this room there is a table filled with
deals to God. -Tifyou make this a mistake or
noti true, I will do anything.." Along the walls
a~re shelves filled with, 'if only's- and "what
ifs-," and "I wish I had's."
Tlhe room of Bargaining and Guilt also has
a1 c-loset called "blame.- There you will find
blame for others, yourself, organizations that
w~erenr't there to help in time. It is natural to
Super-sized in a kid's eyes
~- T Cmmanty
Nassau County Animal Services
has teamed up with Nassau Humane
Society, RAIN Humane Society, Cats
Angels and 8 C's Big Dog Rescue to
move adoptable pets to their facilities
and foster homes. All of these organi-
zations are working with Nassau
County Animal Services to help them
RAIN has transported many -ani-
mals to shelters throughout Florida
so they can find forever homes. NHS,
Cats Angels and 8 C's have taken our
animals in and placed them in forever
homes. We have set up a program so
they can tag additional dogs and cats,
and we hold them and care for them
until those agencies can take them,
We also have a group of dedicated vol-
upteers who walk, foster and help
socialize these animals. This gives
them a far better chance of finding a
It is this type of action that will help
Animal Services reduce the euthanasia
rate and increase the live release r~ate
from our shelter. It's refreshing to see
all of Nassau County's animal com-
munity band together and make a dif-
~forened~fof the? gets of our- county.
Thanks to each of you for stepping
up for the animals of Nassau County.
Joe Novello, interim director
Nassau County Animal Services
This is written in response to the let-
ter titled "Veterinarian's prescriptions"
published on Jan. 25.
I' would like to inform the public
that although the statute stated in this
letter is correct, what was not stated is
that veterinarians are allowed to charge
for this service. We are professionals,
have completed a doctorate education
and we simply cannot work for free -
this is part of our job and what we
receive compensation for.
m,"Mng app sipain is no done by
that the medication is correct, the
dosage is correct, the patient's med-
ical condition still requires this med-
ication, possible side effects for this
particular patient, no newv medications
have been recently started that would
interact with the medication being pr-e-
scribed, that the patient's weight hasn't
changed which would require a change
in dosage and that the patient's health
status does not need to be reevaluated
for continuing administration of this
medication. This is a large amount of
work, and a minimal charge is at best
fair, at worst it is good business.
VIEWPOINT/RICIA SoRUM/FERNANDINA BEACH
through haunted house of loss
Help to ger
'There was a tragedy In our community this
Tuesday, and a family has been left with a
painful wound. A wound slow to heal and
impossible to ignore. l'd like to say a few c
words on the subject.
"Wrhat subject?" you may ask.
First, E'd like to ask a favor of those of you
who come in contact with any family facing
this horrid circumstance; laI .1- don't adld to
their pain. The greatest gift you Tan give right
now is to be an crllnrionll~llk II111 nose liSten-
er. Listen with comp~asion andr withhold judg-
ment of their situation, Lifer shoul behc a gift.
not a sentence, L~et's all do our be~st toi mrake
that statement a reality and help to lft pain
rather than increase it
There are stages to hea~rlngt, hinlk of them n
as rooms in an actively hau ntedr ho~use whfe-e
each has to be visited, cleane~d andt airedl oit
before the final door1 opensn~ tor The frersh ;ic
Avoiding any one of these r'ooms lea-vesr~ ua stg
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'Tne Denial Foyer:
Denial is often the rsh I stagerf of ilth grie~v
ing process. This entrance to thr haun rlted
house holds inl~nghti otf "Thiis c'ifii/an' b real,
or "There must bre a mi~istatkrr' '. usei ithis
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FR~IDAY. FEBEARY~~ 3. 2012/?\NE:s-LEAD)ER
Spiritual battles fought
about tomorrow and even the good offers. We must
powers of Hell can't keep God's find in our hearts what
love away. Nothing can ever is right for us, accord-
separate us from his love. ": ing to the word of God
Every spiritual battle is either won or and our valued rela-
lost in our heart. Our conviction deter- Bi 7r~ tionship with God.
mines our choices. Every day we are all Never be afraid to
presented with choices that we can request what we want
make and either fear or faith will domi- even though we are
nate the dictate of our hearts. NOW AND not in a favorable st-
Like us, Daniel was presented with a THEN ting. If our hearts are
choice and his heart chose for him. -... right to do what is
When he was offered food from the pleasing to God, He
king's table, not wanting to desecrate, Maybelle will bring us into favor
pollute or stain himself by eating it, he Kirkland and tender love with
chose to aisk for something else. He the one who has the
chose the honor of God over the honor power to give us per-
of man, mission. The Devil may try to convince
Most of us have considered it an us that we have to court the enemy to
honor to be fed by the King. How quick- obtain favor. He tries to keep us from
ly we forget that it is the enemy or the understanding that we, as believers,
one who has put us in fear or bondage always have options and we always have
who now wants to feed us. By the spirit good ones.
we must know when it is the right time Resist the Devil and refuse to enter-
fare principles and sklls.
Airmen who complete
basic training earn four cred-
its toward an associate in
appliedt science degree
throug-h the Community
College of the Air Force.
Ginger is the son of Mart
and Terr-i Gingery ofYulee?.
He is a 2011 giraduate of
Yulee High Schoo~l.
W ir Force Airman
Matthew A. Gingery\ gradual-
ed from basic~ military train-
ing at Lack~land Air Fotrce
Base, San Antonio, Texas.
IThe airman completed an
intensive, eight-week pro-
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military; discipline and stud-
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physical litnes and basic wr-
819 complete schedule of
events and classes or to rent
the Education Center visit
www.islandart~org or call 261-
Omni Amelia Island
Plantation Artists' Guild and
Gallery, 94 Village Circle, will
feature an exhibit by Jack
Allen of Jacksonville, Feb. 8
through' March 10. Opening
reception is Feb. 17 from 5:30-
8 p.m., hosted by Ospr~ey
Village Assisted living. The
show, "Multiple layers of
Bliss," denotes a love of
abstracts and an embodiment
of how Allen, vice chair of
MOCA, sees the world. He
will give a free talk at the
gallery on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m.
Painting Boldly and
Expressively with instructor
Shar~on Haffey will be held
March 2, 3 and 9 from 9 a.m.-
noon at the Island Art
Association, 18 N. Second St.
Fee is $100 for all three ses-
sions or $40 for individual ses-
sions, all mediums, all levels.
mhe workshop will explore
ways to developg50ur own a
bringdlife and dfd~mato your':TYl
wor~k by adapting different
approaches to your brush-
work and focusing not only on
capturing the essence of your
subject, but on the essence of
you. Each day will include an
instructional portion, a short
painting demo and the oppor-
tunity to paint with the focus
on specific elements.
Emphasis will be on color',
composition, perspective, flu-~
idity and work will include
studio painting, painting from
photographs and outside
(plein air) painting. The
beginning painter will be
guided in the basics of "the
paint" and the more experi-
enced artist will be directed
toward developing a looser,
more personal style of expres-
Day 1 Ingic meets mntu-
ition. Day 2 In the style of ...
(and you)! Day 3 Seeing the
ordinary from a different
Haffey has been painting
in oils and acrylics misch of
her life. In addition to formal
Start studies at Ohio State
University and the Spruill
Center for the Arts in Atlanta,
she has spent time as an artist ,
in residence at the Nantucket
School of At and Design
where she explored the rela-
tionship of color in nature.
Her work is currently on dis-
play at the Island Art
Association, 18 N. Second St.,
To register, contact Sharon
Haffey at 3109194 or sshaf-
fey@aolecom. Mail payment to
her at 1640 Northpark Drive,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
IThe postmark deadline for
Fine Arts & Crafts Ap~plica-
tions for the 49th Annual Isle
of Eight Flags Shr-imp Festival
in Fernandina Beach has
been extended to today. Go to
under Festival Information
and click on Vendor
Information/Fine Arts &
Craft for the application link.
The Shrimp Festival will
be held May 4-6, with the
Pirate Parade on May 3 at 6
p.m. For Festival Fine Arts &
Crafts information and t-he
application, contact the Island
Art Association at 261-7020,
visit www.islandart.org or
email James McKinney at
Tine Kirkland Gr~aham will
\do children's figure sketches
and dog and cat portr-aits in
acrylics painted on the spot or
by photos from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25 at
.Eileen's Art and Antiques, 702
Centre St. Contact the gallery
at 277-2717 for details. Visit
tinegraham.com for details.
Island Art classes
']~jcomidiR'c Inas.-s ;nd
everits at the Iland Ar~t
Association Education Center,
18 N. Second St, include:
*Feb. 4, Photographyi with
Bill Raser, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.,
contact Raser at 557-8251 or
Feb. 13, 20,' 27, Christy
Woods' Basic Sewing Classes,
5:30-9:30 p.m., contact 583-
2012 or email
Feb. 7, 14, 28, Portrait
Workshop, 7-9 p.m., contact
Paul Massing, 321-0738.
*Feb. 18, 9:30 a.m.-noon,
Portrait Workshop with Paul
Massing, call 321-0738.
Feb. 9, 16, 23, Thursdays
Painters, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,
contact Gretchen Williams,
S491-3171 or gretchwi@com-
Feb. 9, 16, 23, Afternoon
Painters, 1-5 p.m., contact
Regina Gilmore, 491-6873.
*Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m.,
Photography Interest Group,
contact Pat Hooks,
*Feb. 25, Free Childrens'
Art, two sessions, starting at
10 a.m., with Middle School
Art 1-2:15 p.m., Anne Howden
teacher, contact the gallery at
261-7020 to sign up.
Feb. 28, 29, Basic
Drawing, Lisa Inglis instruc-
tor, 9 a~m.-12:30 p.m., contact
Inglis at 557-1131.
Feb. 24, Plaster/Gauze
Sculpture Class, Anne
Howden instructor, 9 a.m.-
noon, contact Howden at 261-
*Feb. 27, 28, March 5,
Afternoon Children's Art,
Anne Howden instructor, 3-5
p.m., three sessions, call 261-
The cost of the workshop is $2~5, regis-
ter in advance by mailing janelind-
firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign-in and coffee
will begin at 9:30 a~m.
Worship at New Vision
Congregational Church on Sunday at 10
a.m. will include the music and story-
telling of Inugh. "The arts and music
offer us an inspiring avenue to God,"
said the Rev. Mary Mbore, pastor. "Folk
music has uniemcumbered way of reach.
ing deep into our.soul. And when our
soul is touched, our eyes are opened to
both the beauty and the needs around
Iugh holds a Music Education
degree fi-om Murray State University,
Murray, Ky., and a Master of Music
Education from Western Carolina
University, Cullowhee, N.C.` For the past
20 years she has devoted her full time to
festivals, wor-kshops, Road Scholar pro-
grams, performances and school resi-
dencies. Inugh` has been a regular
instructor for the past 21 years at the
John C. Campbell Folk School and has
taught at numerous festivals and work-
shops throughout the country. Inugh
also has several recordings and over 10
books of dulcimer arrangements to her
credit. Visit www.annelough.com.
New Vision is a new church start of
the United Church of Christ and wor-
ships each Sunday at 10 a.m. at 96074
~Chester Road in Yulee. Visit
org or call Moore at (904) 238-1822.
New Vision Congregational Church,
UCC, welcomes Anne Imugh, acclaimed
.folk musician, for a weekend of music
and stoi-ytelling on Saturday and
Sunday. Equally at home on guitar, auto.
harp, mountain and hammered dul.
cimer, Iqugh's mastery is impressive.
Her artistic interpretation, sensitive
playing style, versatility and skill as an
instructor have earned her national
While Lough is well known as an
instructor and performer of traditional
singing, storytelling, folklore, folk
dance and the shaped-note tradition, her
repertoire includes a broad range from
classical mbsic to old standards, show
tunes and sacred music.
Enjoy the "sweet sounds" of the .
mountain and hammered dulcimer as
Lough presents a delightful concert of
music, song and stories on Saturday at 7
Traditionally a Southern Appalachian
instrument, the mountain dulcimer has
become a widespread, versatile instr~u-
ment ideal for traditional mountain
songs as well as more contemporary `
show tunes and classical melodies. The
hammered dulcimer is an ancient
instrument originating in Persia and
now has related instruments in most
cultures. The forerunner to the key.
board instruments, its ethereal soun
expresses a wi'de rarige off e~keirioir-e.
fr~om Collic airs to dlassical and hynitis.
lier gift of storytelling added to her
offering of music offers you an oppor~tu-
Mountain and hammered dulcimer
expert Anne Lough.
nity to touch deeply your own spirit.
Join Lough on Saturday from 10-
Lunique oplx~lrtunity to lear-n the art of
th~e mbcuntain dlulcliner fr-om a master.
The theme of the show is "On the Backs
of Other-s: Celebr~ate Black/American
Histor-y and Keep MaVynne's Dream
Alive." Vintage quilts and new fiber art
of Billie McCray's will be shown.
Great Blacks in Wax
This year, the National Great Blacks
in Wax exhibit will be sponsored and
hosted by Andrew A. Robinson .
Elementar-y School, 101 West 12th St.,
Jacksonville and the Dare To Dream
Tour- Youth Gr-oup of Northeast Florida,
P!O. B,ox 354, Yulee.
'This year's theme is Famous Afr-ican
Am~ericans and their contributions to
STEM (Science, Technology,
Engineer-ing, Mathematics). Wax fig-
ures featured include Benjamin
Banneker-, George Washington Carver,
Earl Gr-aves, Mar-y Eliza Mahoney,
Madam C.J. WIalk~er and Granville T.
The exhibit will be open Feb. 13-17
fr-om 4-7 p.m daily. Tickets are $5, or $3
for groups of 15 or more. Children ages
5 and under- are free. Group tours are
The Dar-e To Dream Tours are
designed to expose youth in the com-
munity to historical, cultural and educa-
tional points of interest. For information
contact Pamela Albertie at 583-8466 or
Erving Gilyard at 874-1947. For more
info rmation about the National Great
Blacks In Wax Museum visit www.ngbi-
The Amelia Island Museuin of
History, 233 S. Third St., invites the pub.
lic to its next 3rd Friday on 3rd Street,
on Friday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. This month
it celebrates African American women
in history, and the musellm is excited to
welcome Marsha Dean Phelts who will
be discussing the life of MaVynee
Betsch, the great-granddaughter of
Abraham Lincoln Irwis, the founder of
Growing up in affluence, Betsch
gave up a promising career in the opera
to return to American Beach. She would
become its most vocal advocate, dedicat-
ing the rest of her life to its preserva-
tion. Irarn mpore about this fascinating
This event is free and open to the
public and is sponsored in part by the
Florida Humanities Council. For more
information, contact Alex at 261-7378,
Classes will meet
Tuesday from 9*3011 a~m.
for strength training exercis-
es and walking the Greenway,
and Wednesdays at 8:45 a~m.
for diabetes education,
strength training from 930-
1C&30 a~m. and a Greenway
walk from 1Q&30-11 a~m.
Cost is $30.Water will be
supplied at every class.
Please get your doctor's
approval to participate in the
weight training and walking
portion of the classes.
Contact Meg McAlpine,
Exctensrion agent, at 491-7340
or cannor~ufcedu to sign up
for this program and/or to
ask for further information.
Diabetes and exercise go
hand in hand when it comes
to managing diabetes.
Exercise can help improve
blood sugar control, as well
as boost your overall fitness
and reduce risk of heart dis
ease and nerve damage.
A five-wee~k program start-
ing Feb. 16, Taking Charge of
Your Diabetes, is being
offered to anyone who has
type 2 diabetets and who
would like to make lifestyle
changes to attain better blood
glucose control. The program
incorporates strength training
and walking into, the weekly
sessions at the Atlantic
Recreation Center auditori-
CO MM UNIT Y
tain his lies. The best way to do this is to
humble ourselves before God's almighty
hand because the battle is not ours, but
the choice of weapons always are.
Remember, sometimes the best weapon
to use is to say no at the right time.
'lle families of the late Mothers
Eloise Gibbs, Beatrice Thompson and
Brother Joseph Kirtsey thank God for
and exrpress their love for all acts of
kindness shown to them during their
hours of bereavement
Birthday wishes to Starletha Pollard,
Annette Myers, Teresa Porter, Willie
Coleman, Ferrell Perry, Paul Jones,
Herbert Chatman, Shanice Sanders,
Shawn Hubbard, Barbara Baker, Edith
Jackson, George Mason, Terrell
Johnson, Joseph Green, Vincient
Johnson, Rodney Anderson, Tommie
Albertie, Catherine McGowen, Samuel
Albertie, Tommy Mc~owen, Shamari
White, Tomas~ena McGowen, Latoya
Shepard, Kevin Inckett, Aletha Albertie,
Gloria Jackson and Sister Mittie MlcRae.
The Nassau County Public Library
System and the Friends of the -
Fern~andina Beach Library, in partner-
ship with the Association for the Study
and Preservation of African American
History of Nassau County, will sponsor
the African American Read-In on Feb. 6
from 6:30-8 p.m.
Join community leaders, teachers,
ministers and youth as they read selec-
tions from books, poems, writings and
speeches by African Americans at the
Fernandina liblrary, 25 N. Fourth St.
Special guest, local poet Rutha Turner
Jones, will read from her book.
The event is part of the 23rd
National, African American Read-In.
Libraries, schools and churches across
the nation participate in order to make
the celebration of fiican American lit-
eracy a traditional part of Black History
Month activities. Call 5484857. .
Fiber Art Celebrahton
Artist Billie McCray will host a Fiber
Art Celebration at the American Beach
Community Center/Museum on Feb. 10
and 11 from 5-8 p.m., Feb. 12 from 2-5
p.m. and Feb. 13-16 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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HFATH-ER A. PERRY/NEWS-LFADER
People from different faiths joined together last month in the fifth
annual Faith Walk for Christian Unity in downtown Fernandina
Beach. Above, participants join in prayer at New Zion Missionary.
Baptist, one of five churches that helped host the event.
Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15 am and 11:00 am
Wedn~esa Pae Mee~n e 30 pm
Groups including Youm
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Phone calls, marriage and assuming you'd want to know
"Mr. Rob," the young girl be. That said, the wondering. the w-oman on the nextn point. lIf ou want to know true who read it. at least that's how it
screamed at the top of her lungs. alternative, being phone thlat day is the woman that I love, you need to know God for God seems to mle.
"Mr. Rob," she bellowed out again. married to the now; have the privilege of calling my is love (1)ohn 4:7-). Sure, by divine W2ehethr single, married, or
At first I wasn't sure the call was for wrong person, did- wife. Clearly, answering her call was design. we all havPe a capzacity to somewherfe in between, the love t
me. Once I stopped what I was n't sound too good one of the be~st decisions I've ever receive and give~ love away but if we God) Himse~lf has extendedt toward
doing, looked across the filed and either, so I was in made. Try! to keep Godf out of the equation, us is worth shouting about; ee~n
heard her piercing voice one more the "wait on God" Whten I think back on that memo~- at best what we are calling love is at first it seems a bit extremle. Foc~
time, her words were unmistakable, season of my life. rable day, the awkw\7ard shouting temporal, fickle and conditional. nK, answering His call remains tl
"Wrhat?" I hollered back. 181 The teenage girl across the Dield, the assumption that God's love is none of those, most rewardingi decision of myU lil
"Telephone," she blurted out, who had hollered ifIi knew who was calling E~d want to As a preacher. I often feel Wi~hen it comes to mly marriage at
using what sounded like her last Pg across the field to answer it, the blessing it brought like the young ~teenage gSirl shouting the wonderful wife God brought i
blast of vocal strength. NQOTES get my attention inom ie ecIcnthelp ~but across the field. I know in many the love: w share flows from the
Take a message," I shouted, a did so, E'm con- make some spiritual applications. cases, people initially wondler why love He shared when He gave Hi:
bit confused by her attempt to com- vinced, because For instance, the desire to love E'm being so vocal, but once they Son on the cross for us all.
municate with me at such a far dis- Pastor she wanted to see and be loved is in us all. Though realize who it is that's calling them 'In this was manifested the lo~
tance. "It's a woman," she Rob Goyette me married almost some seem quite content to be sin- the atwkwardness of my loud voice of God toward us, because that G;
announced, thinking that would as much as I did. gle as far as marriage goes, when it goes away. sent His only begotten Son into tl
make a difference. She was right. Her assumption that I would not comes to our need to experience Wtith Valentine cards, candies world, that we might live through
At the time it happened, I was want to miss a call from someone true love, we are all in the same and balloons beginning to fill the Him." (1 John 4:9)
single and living with some friends. that might be "the one" could not boat. God made us that way. stores, God dropped this article on Robert L Govette is pastor of
Now single is an interesting thing, have been more correct. The truth is, without real love, we my heart. Clearly, it is both a Living Waters WVorld Outreach Ce
especially when you don't want to Now for those of you who are all dry up. Now that brings me to my reminder to me and a call to you rgoy~iv~ingtuatersouaeac
churh alo delveh enant toethose
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
The Jewish Community of Amelia
Island/Nassau County will hold
Shabbat services Feb. 24 at a private
home. Services will begin at 6:30
p.m. For the location and more infor-
mation, contact Debbie Price at 310-
6060 or email@example.com.
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 801
SAtlantic Ave., Fernandina Bd'ach will
host its an nual Alter native Gift
Market on March 10 from 9 a.m.-3
p.m. inside Bur~ns Hall, featuring
hand-crafted fair trade gifts created
by artisans from around the world,
Shop for unique Easter, graduation,
Mother's Day, birthday and wedding
gifts. Exciting new vendors as well as
returning favorites. Unique and
affordable gifts include hand-crafted
jewelry, home and garden decor,
body care, children's gifts and mor~e.
Your purchases benefit women, chil-
dr~en and-families in our neighbor-
hood and in developing countries.
For information call 261-4293.
COflcecft With CatISC
The Boston University School of
Theology Seminary Singers witl
appear in concert at Memorial
United Methodist Church on March
13 at 7 p.m.r The performance is part
of the Concerts with a Cause series,
with this one to benefit Micah's
Place. Admission is free and a love'
offering will be taken.
The Seminary Singers are com-
posed of students, administrators
and alumni of the school and are
touring various places in Florida.
The tour program is called: "Light is
Stronger than Darkness: Singing for
Peace." It offers music in a variety of
African, Korean and Spanish lan-
guages as well as traditional and
modern takes on' classic and beloved
hymns. For more call 261-5769 or
email joan @mumconiline.co m.
Help stock pantry
The Salvation Army Hope House
is working to replenish its emer-
gency food supply. They need: 1.)
Canned fruits 2.) Peanut butter and
jelly 3.) Starches macaroni and
cheese, instant mashed potatoes,
rice, noodles spaghetti, egg and
elbows 4.) Crackers 5.) Canned
vegetables 6.) Soups ready to eat
and condensed 7.) Washed plastic or
glass jars that margarine, butter, cot.
tage cheese, etc come in 8.) Ziplock
bags freezer quart and gallon sizes.
Call 321-0435 or stop by the Hope
House, 410 S. Ninth St.
The Amelia Island Adult
Community Bible Study classes will
begin a six-week study of the Book
of Galatians in F~ebruar~y, concluding
with a six-week study of the Book of
Philippians in Apr~il. Evening men's
and ladies classes meet Mondays
and ladies day classes Wednesdays
at Amelia Baptist Church. Children's
programs are Wednesdays, newborn
through high school. Register now.
Fee is $25 for adults, $10 children.
All other donations are tax deduct-
ible and voluntary. For the men's
evening class Call Tony Taylor at 321-
0785. Ladies evening, call Claudlette
Drlummondl, 321-0293. ladies day
class, (eIIkil Kghkei n Mi1p!); pf7-125.
Mark your calendars for the
Women's Day events at Historic
Macedonia AME Chur~ch, 202 S.
Nihth St., Fernandina Beach, includ-
ing fish dinner and sandwich sales
from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. the second and
fourth Saturdays of February and
March: The Pr~etty Hat Tea at 5 p.m.
Feb. 12; and a Women's Day
Program on March 4 at 5 p.m. All are
welcome. For information call. Sis.
Sherry Thompson at 335-7496 or
leave message at 261-4114.
A Workshop for Mountain
Dulcimer with musician and story-
teller Anne 14ugh will be held Feb. 4
from 10-11:30 a.m. at New Vision
Congr~egational Church, UCC, 96074
Chester Road. Check-in and coffee
be nseat i3 a~me nste is $25
An evening of music and story-
telling with Inugh will be held Feb. 4
at Tp.m. at New Vision. She will also
bring her music and storytelling to
worship at New Vision on Feb. 5 at
10 a m. Visit www. newvisioncongre-
Memorial United Methodist
Church hosts Faithlink Encounters,
discussing current events and how
they connect to our lives, each
Wednes day at 6:1 p~m Ealhb wek
sented for discussion. A core Bible
passage for reference will be used
from time to time. Groups meets at
the Partin Center Parlor on Centre
Street and at O'Kanes Irish Pub &
Eatery on Centre Street. Contact
Pastor Hollie at hollie@mumcon-
Rico Cortes, anointed speaker
and founder of "Wisdom in Torah
Ministries," will share teaching from
the Hebraic roots of the Christian
faith at 6 p.m. today at the Associa-
tion of Realtors, 910 South 14th St.,
across from Moon River Pizza. Email
c.,i,,ny;~ i t~ellsorffh net.
Yulec Baptist Church will cele-
br~ate Super Sunday on Feb. 5 with
three morning services, 8:15, 9:45
and 11, and special music by Maruk
Shiver. All are invited. The church is
located at 85971 Harts Road.
Tu scy Washp
Join the Salvation Army Hope -
House on Feb. 7 at noon for its
Tuesday Worship Service. Delores
Richo, assistant pastor of the Greater
Fernandina Church of God, will
share a powerful message from the
Word of God. For more information
call 321-0435 or stop by the Hope
House, 410 S. Ninth St.
The Jewish Community of Amelia
Island/Nassau County will gather
JOININGe IN PRA YER
Feb. 11for a.potluck dinner, followed
by a Havdalah ser-vice and dessert.
extravaganza. Havdalah means "sep-
aration" and refers to the distinction
between sacred time, such as Shab-
bat, and gr-dinar-y time. Just as they
call forth the' Sabbath by lighting
candles, they mark the end of that
sacred time, when thr-ee star-s appear
in the sky, with a braided candle, a
kiddush cup filled to overflowing and
a spice box. For. the location and
'if680on- ebd o@aol.. at
Sake of Love gala
Solid R~ock COG~BF, 86138 Palm
Tree Drive, Yulee, is sponsor-ing its
annual "For- the Sake of Inve" gala
on Feb. 17 at the Ci-own Plaza Hotel
Airport, Main Ballroom at 7:30 p:m.
Everyone is welcome to join in the
celebration of love. There will be
plenty of fun activities and a deli-
clous meal served. Call 225-5388.
The Women's Community Prayer
Breakfast, sponsored by the Metho.
dist Women, will be held Feb. 18
from 9-11 a.m. at Memorial United
Methodist Church's Maxwell Hall,
Sixth and Centre str~eets. Registr~a-
tion begins at 8:30 a.m. Childcare is
available with a reservation to deena
@mumconline.com or 261-5769.
Breakfast is $7. Reser-ve by Fe~b. 16
to Gail at 491-3713 or shavebs~aol.
com. Tables of seven available. -
The Rev..Dr. Brett Opalinski, pas-
tor, will speak on the theme of
Centering Pr-ayer. Taiz6 worship will
also be part of the program. With the
approach of the Lenten season on
Ash Wednesday, the event: brings
together women of the church and
~:community for a time of fellowship,
fon i:muessrsdlayer and an inspira-
The Greater Fernandina Beach
Church of God, 305 S. Fourth St.,
will host a Family Week Revival Feb.
20-26. Guest speakers include
Minister David Harrison, Pastor
Gerald Dinkins, Elder Ruby Baker,
Pastor Johpn Coverdell, Prophetess
Shay Hall-Knight and Bishop
Charles B. Eichelberger. Hours are
Monday-Friday at 7:30 p.m. and at 6
Springhill Baptist Church will
serve meals for individuals and fami-
lies in need on Thursday, Feb. 23
from 56:30 p.m. at the church,
941017 Old Nassauville Roaid.
Meals are served on the fourth
Worship this week
at Ihe place of pour choice
The Wiild Amelia Nature
Festival 2012 has announced
that Carole Adams, past-prcs-
ident of both the D~uval
Audubon Society and the
SouthShore Audubon Society
of New ~York and a dir-ector- cn
the Audubon of Florida Board,
will be the featured sljeaker
on Tuesday, F~eb. 14 at 7 ).m1.
at the Peck Center Auditor-ium
for the monthly "Wild Nite"
Her topic will be "Gettingto
Know the Bir~ds of Amelia."
These nature forums are held
on the second Tuesday
evening of each mon01th in the
months preceding the Wild
Amelia Natur-e Festival, to be
held this year fr~om May 18-
An avid birdler since the
age of 10, when she was a
lunior'ddulibii nltheiitiber in
Kansas and recordled her- first
bir~d, a Nor-therni Car~dinal,
Adams has spent man~y year-s
working to monitor and pro-
tect wild bird nesting. She says
.her "greatest claim to fame"
occurr-ed in IVlay 2009 when
she and two others discovered
and identified the Greater
Sand Plover- at Huguenot.
This bird was a second
western hemispher-e r-ecor-d
and a fir-st for- the state of
"Bir-ding doesn't get much
more exciting and rewarding
than that," says Adams. In
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F"i3-\. Faxr~~ jRY 3.012i News-Leader
The Wild Amelia Nature
Festival has announced that the
fourth annual Wild Amelia
Nature Photography Contest is
now; under way and accepting
digital images as entries.
TIhe contest was jumgstart-
ed on Saturday when the festi-
val and the city of Fernandina
Beach co-spons~ored a "Wow!
Photos* day-long seminar at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Ce~nter for aspiring nature pho-
tographers. Twenty-seven ph>
tographers attended the class,
taught by professional photog-
rapher Maria Struss, who was
assisted by Wild Amelia board
members and photographers
Stephan L~eimberg, Dawna
Moore and Scott Moore.
TIhe class focused on pho-
tog~raphic creativity but also
covered essential elements in
photography, such as exposure,
aperture, shutter speed, types ,
of lighting and types of lenses.
Attendees are thus better pre-
par-ed to enter the Wild Amelia
Nature Photography Contest,
ongoing through April 6, which
is the deadline for entries.
Amateur and professional
photographers of all ages are
invited to enter this contest,
with images of nature wildlife
and wild places (landscapes) -
that could be found on or near
Amelia Island. Contest entry
forms and rules may be found
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Twenty-seven aspiring photographers participated in the WVowr! Photos nature photog-
raphy seminal, sponsored by the Wild A4melia Nature F'estival and the city of
Fernandina Beach, Parks and Recreation, on Saturday. The instructor was Maria
Struss, a professional photographer, who was assisted by Steve Ieimberg, Dawna
Moore anid Scott Moore of Wild Amelia.
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The great blue heron, a wonderful fisherman, is found
on beaches and on the marshes all over Amelia Island
and is one of the birds Carole Adams will discuss on
Feb. 14 at a Wild Nite lecture.
A WildNite o
Prizes will be awarded to the
top three photos in each cate-
gory; each photographer who
enters may win only one award
in the category. Panel of three
judges will evaluate the images,
and this will be a "blind" judg-
ing, i.e., without knowledge of
the name of the entrant.
The winners of the Nature
SPhotography Contest will be
announced at the Wild Amelia
Nature Festival on Satur-day,
May 19 at 3:30 p.m. at the
Atlantic Recreation Center
during the Festival. Expo
The Wild Amelia Natur-e
Festival is an all-volunlteer non-
profit organization whose mis-
sion is to "protect the natural
tr-easures of Amelia Island-the
wildlife and wild places-through
education." The sixth annual
Wild Amelia Natur-e Festival
will be held at venues on and
around AmeliBI island from
Friday,.May 18 through Sunday,
May 20. This sixth annual fes-
tival will include ecotours, pho-
tography classes, exhibits, chil-
dr-en's activities and a huge
silent auction; these activities
are now posted sit www.
wildamelia.com. Festival news
is updated weekly on the Wild
Amielia Nature Festival
December 2009 she received
the Carol and Bob Grimes
Annual ESnvironmntald Activist
Award, a tribute to her work
protection birds and their habi-
O~n Fecb. 14. Adams will
speak about bir~dingr opportu-
n~ities on Amelia Island and the
kinds of birds that bir-dwatch-
er~s of all ability levels might
look for. Witll many birds win-
tering2 and prepar~ingl to nest.
on Amelia, Adamns' list may bc
long! Ironically, F~eb. 14 -
Valentine's Day was once
thought. to be the day birds
chose their mates, so it is an
appropriate night for the prles-
If you are intereslted in t~he
birds of Amela aind would like
to know mToreC abotil them,
plan on7 attending this
\\d No. ivl:_, the pr~ogram is Irce
and open to the public.
TIhe Wild ~Amelia Natur~e
Festival is an all-vol'unteer non-
profit organization dedicated
to protecting t-he wild places
and wildlife of Amelia Island
through. ed ucation.
F~or more information
about the Wild Nites series,
the festival and its ongoing
nature photography contest,
visit www.wildamnelia.com. The
festival is also now on
F~acebook, where updates;
about events and programs
are post ed~regu larly.
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SPECIAL LDA YFOR ATHLETES
Pirates hosting district tournament next week
Three surgeries later: Mranning'spro future remains unclear
was a defeat last year in the Chicago. uneventful as his first, but that team's starting quarterback, ending Manning.
first round of the playoffs The surgery was turned out not to be the case. As the his NFL consecutive game streak at At this point, predicting
against the New York Jets. successful and weeks passed, Manning failed to see 227 starts. Manning's future is simply a guess.
Since then he has had two neck sur- ~s 5ll Manning returned to improvement in his pain and the In an interview with ESPN this It is possible he could retire, possi-
geries and his future remains weight training within weakness in his triceps progressed. week, Manning said he was pleased bly be ready for opening day next
unclear. .~~c~: two weeks. He fol- Triceps weakness in anyone is with his progress, and every day he season or sit out another year and
Most expect a decision from ILc'- S lowed that with anoth- not good, but in a quarterback it is feels a little better. However, those then look for a return if he is physi-
Colts' owner Jim Irsay days after ~P Er Ier Pro Bowl season devastating. You simply cannot who have seen him throw say he ally able to play.
the Super Bowl this weekend. and led the Colts into throw the ball very far and you have still has a long way to go.
Manning's history of cervical the playoffs, where no velocity on the ball as well. The problem with neurologic T~his column is written to discuss
spi hne tubes began eeien Marc cannrcS they eventually lost to Because of this, a more invasive injury is that it is very unpre- issues regarding sports, medicine and
2010 whe hebega expriecing JO~tl J the Jets. procedure was Manning's only real dictable. He may receiver completely. safety. It is not intended to serve asa
pain and some weakness in his MEDICINE Then, during the choice at this point and, in He may not. The Colts are aware of replacement for treatment by a docoto
throwing arm. spring of 2011, September 2011, he underwent his this and have to make: a very tough It is only designed to offer guidelines
Doctors discovered compression GREGORY Manning's symptoms third surgery in 19 months, a more decisiion On whether to kee~p him, on the prevention, recognition and
of the seventh cervical nerve as it S~ITTH. M.D. returned with invasive discectomy, along with a which will cotst them $3~5 million this care ofinjuries and illness. Specific
exits the spinal cord due to a herni- increased pain and one-level cervical fusion, where the year, oir trader him to anothe-r team. concerns should be discussed writh a
ated disk and Manning underwent -"'- progressive weakness two vertebrae above and below the Complicating ther matter further physician. Mail quesitios to Gregyory
his first surgery, a decompression of his arm. A repeat MRI showed seventh nerve root are fused togceth- is the fact the-y have the: No. 1 pick Smith, M.D., 1250 S. 18th St., Suite
procedure called a microdiscectomy, additional disk herniation, leading to er with plate and screw fixatio~n. in the draft this year, where: they are 204, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
that was performed by spinal sub- a return to surgery, again by For the first time since Manning expected to take quarterback Call 261-8787 or visit wwrw.gsmith--
specialist Dr. Richard Fessler at Fessler. was a freshman at the University- of Andrew Luck o~f Stanford, who most mrdcom.
FRID.-\Y. FEsRUARY S. 2012
N E`U;`S- LE~D ER.IIFERI~~~ 1)1~X BEAC H. FLORID;Z
Scenes from the 2011 Nassau County Special Olympics. The 2012 event is Feb. 24 at Yulee High School, starting Jat 10 aj m.
NaSSau L.ounty games are reD.24~ In YuICC
This year's Nassau County
Special Olympics Games are
scheduled for Feb. 24 at Yulee
Opening ceremonies start at
10 a.m.; competitive events will
start by 10:30 a.m. and finish up
by 1 p.m. *
This year athletes have four
options. There are three sets of
events for track and field. Events
include tennis ball toss and stand-
ing long jump for field and 25-
meter walk and 50-meter .
walk/run for track.
Regular events for field
include softball throw, shotput
and running long jump. Track
races are 50, 100, 200 and 400
Wheelchair events include
softball/tennis ball throw in field
and 25-meter races motorized
and 25-meter races unmotorized
Nassau County also has one
athlete registered for the pen-
tathlon, which consists of the
irt00-meter run,::unning~jpng u
jump, shot put, high jump and
White High March 31.
"These games are put on at no
cost to athletes or their families
or our spectators," McBrearty
said. "This is thanks to the good
people and organizations that
support us every year."
Major long-term sponsors are
Amelia Island Runner~s, Boar~d of
Reidtors, Civitan, Knights of
"'olunibus, K~iwanis, F~ernandina
the 100-meter dash. Cycling is an
official event this year.
"We will provide bicycles and
helmets,".said John McBrearty,
director of the Nassau County
games. "We encourage athletes
to bring their own helmets." -
All regular event competitors
in both track and field and
,,~cy~c]i~gg are! eligible tg),dvy*inge t(
area games in Jacksonville at Ed
Woman's Club, McArth7ur Family
YMCA, Nassau County
Recreation Department, Nassau
School System and Naval
Anyone who would like to be
part of this event should come
early and sign up as a volunteer,
"Ever~y one I have talked to
v. lni 0.. ..i hI~ ack again,"
The district tournament is in
full swing this week at West `
Nassau High School while the
boys basketball teams tackles the
postseason next week.
The Fernandina Beach High
School varsity boys team hosts
the Distr~ict 4-4A tournament,
beginning Tuesday. West Nassau
and Yulee play at 7 p.m. The win-
ner takes on top-seed FBHS in
the championship game at 7 p.m.
SThe Pirates wrap up the regu-
lar season tonight at home with
Bolles. Junior varsity plays at 6
p.m. and varsity tilt is at 7:30 p.m.
Seniors will be honored.
The Pirates lost 50-40 to .
Ttrinity Christian Tuesday. The
Conquerors were up 30-21 at half-
time. The Pirates did manage to
outscore their guests 10-7 in the
third quarter. ..
Logan Vendola steered the
Pirates with 16 points, including
four three-pointers. He also had a
paiir of rebounds, an assist arid a
Kyle Baker chipped in six
points. Mack Casey had five r~e-
bounds, five assists-and two
steals. Jordan McIntosh pulled
down five boards and had four
steals. David Booker had four
PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWIS ADER
The season came to a halt Tuesday for the Fernandina Beach High School boys soccer team, which was eliminated from the state
playoffs by Bolles in a 4-0 shutout Bonles advances to the regional semifinals. In action for the FBHS Pirates, from left, are Riley
Hall, Conner Nelson and Tom Taylor.
Saturday will begin the fourth season for
the Family Driven Softball League. Many new
additions have taken place since last season
and the biggest accomplishment has been the
completion of a second field.
The great relationship with the city of
Fernandina Beach recreation department
earned the non-profit organization a fence for
field two. The city is in the process of instal-
ling a new fence at the Ybor Alvarez complex
and, rather than scrap the old fence, the city
donated some of it to the FDSL.
'The donation saved the FDSLthousands of
dollars not to mention the cost savings to the
city as members of the FDSLyvoluntarily
removed the old fence from city property. The
Christian softball league also has a new web-
site, www.fdslsoftball. org.
Opem ning d crmo wHl tke Dlc tvi
Keay of Memorial United Methodist Church
will officiate and the Fernandina Beach
Church of Chr~ist Praise Team will sing the
National Anthem, followed by an official wel-
come by Senior Pastor Bud Long of Spr~inghill
Baptist Church. Senior Pastor Darryl Bellar
of The Journey Church will offers the prayer
followed by the official first pitch by Chr~is
Spivey of Celebration Baptist Church.
Spivey currently serves as executive board
vice president: and is one of the original mem-
bers who served on the first board of dir~ec-
tor~s. In 2008 as work began on an old, dilapi-
dated baseball field at Springhill, almost daily
a white pickup truck loaded with lawn equip-
ment would show up at the field. Spr~inghill
secretary Wayne Peters contacted league
president Ernie Stuckey, but Stuckey had no
idea who was at the field. Peters investigated.
Peters hung up the phone and walked to the
field, but the white struck seemed to disappear
into thin air.
The field began to look more and more like
a baseball diath~ond. Stuckey finally caught up
to then-named "Angel in the Outfield." It was
none other- than Spivey.
Spivey, who owns Southeast: Lawn Ser~vice,
told Stuckey how much he enjoyed hunting,
Sbut it seemed every time he attempted to load
his hunting dogs, he inst'edd'fl;lt"G~od tugging
on his hear-t to hook up his lawn equipment;'
he would end up working on tlhe field.
-Since then Spivey has been a major player
in the decision process within the league. Just
league. Spivey's popularity as the "Angel in
the Outfield" grew larger when, in 2009 com-
peting in the Sons of Thunder tournament, he
batted .1000 and did not record an out the
entire ~weekend at the plate.
Spivey's Celebration Team Two is the only
team to win the Sons of Thunder Tournament;
they took home the first-place trophy three
years in a row. Last season Team Two finally
captured the league championship after finish-
ing rutinerup in 2009. Each season Spivey
plays a major role in every part of construc-
,in n te eds On~le one' ohar hHTa n
fields than Spivey.
Foterteen teams will take the field Saturday
at the softball grounds at Springhill located on
Old Nassauville Road. On Field One The
Journey Church Team O~ne will take on
Springhhill Baptist Church at 9 a~m.
Celebration Baptist Church Team Two will
play against Yulee Baptist Church Team Two
at 10:20 a~m Yhlee Two will then play new
comer Th~e Carpenters House at 12:10 p~m.
The Journey Church Team Three will play
Lannie Road Baptist Church from Jacksonville
at 1:30 p.m, The Journey Three will play Five
Points Baptist Church at 2:50 p.m.
On Field Two, First Baptist Church of
Fernandina Beach will play against The
Journey Church Team Two at 9 a.m.
ChristwalkZ will pjlay The Carpenters H-ouse at
10:20 a.m., Yulee Team One will play
Celebration Team one at 12:10 p.m. The
Journey Church Team Four will then take on
invited for a fun day of fellowship and
For information go to www.fdslsoftballorg
or call Stuckey at 261-608~3.
PIRA TES ELIMNA TED
Five Fernandina Beach High School athletes are headed to college to continue playiing their respective sports. Th?
five garthered in ~front of the student body Wednesday, national signing day, to pen their commitments. From left,
To~by W~illiams will play football at Western Illinois; James MZartin will play baseball. at Daytona State College; Ijdba
Buchanan plans to play soccer at North Georgia College and teammate Casey K~night will play at Erski~ne College;
and Jacq~ueline Shelly will join the Mercer University ladies golf team.
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Old Timers get trady
Plans are under way for
the 2012 Nassau County Old
Timers football game, an
annual grudge match be-
tween former high school
football players. Call organizer
Donnie Braddock at (904)
588-4250 for information.
Yue ite Lea u
Yulee Little League will
hold registration from 10 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Feb. 4 and from
4:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 6-10. Fee
is $85. Bring two proofs of
residency along with athlete's
birth certificate. Visit YLL's
Amelia Shotgun Sports will
present "Stampede 2012"
Feb. 4 in Fernandina Beach.
The Continental Champion-
ship Wrestling main event will
be a 20-man Top Rope Battle
Royal for $10,000 and a
future title shot. Current CCW
champion Chris Tumer
defends his his title against
CCW tag champions the
Marcs Brothers defend their
belts against the Army of
Darkness. The Southern
States Championship will be
on the line as champion
Scotty Biggs takes on "Flash
and Cash" Hayden Price,
There also will be a host of
other matches with stars such
as Dante "The Dragon" Steel,
Kevin Toole, Ricky Jay, "Sir"
lan Shire, the Dynasty
SSamantha Steele, Logan
Stevens and many more.
The action takes place with
a 7:30 p.m. bell time Feb. 4 at
the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. A portion
of proceeds will benefit Shiny
Badges, Inc. For information,
Pirates on the Run
One of the-most festive
running events in North
Florida retums to Fernandina
Beach Feb. 18. The Ned
Tyson Memorial Pirates on
the Run 5K/10K will feature a
free pancake breakfast for
registered runners and walk-
ers, courses that include .
cross-country routes through
the Egans Creek G~reenway,
and, of course pirates. The
race begins at 8:30 a.m. Feb.
18 with the start and finish
lines at St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, 801 Atlantic Ave. The
first 500 people to register will
receive a technical T-shir?.
Both race courses run
through Femandina s streets
and into the Eoans Creeke
Greenway, where runners will
enjoy beautiful views of nature
and wikilife Tr.lr:.u?!h a grass
cro~ss-co~untry route. Members
of the Femancdina Pirates
Club in full regalia will heer
the runners and walkers and
hand out Mardi Gras beads to
finishers Scor-ing fo~r the SK
and 1 0K( aces will be donwe
with Champio~n Ch-ip timing.
New this yesar w~Ill be dispo~s-
able timing chips, so they
won't have to be retuned
after the run. You must wear a
chip on your shoe to be timed.
No strollers, dogs or head-
phones in the 5K< or 10K,.
Awards will be presented
tothae no h s mnal ahnd
events, the top masters (age
40 and up) and grandmasters
(age 50 and up) runners and
the top three finishers in 15
age groups. Multiple awards
will not be given.
Registration will be $20 per
person through Feb. 6 ($5
discount for AIR members
through Feb. 6) and $25 per
person Feb. 7 through race
day with no refunds. Follow
the signs to free event-parking
areas. No race parking in the
downtown area on Centre
Register at Current
Running, 815 S. Eighth St., by
mail or online. Registration
forms and online registration
are available at www.
Preregistration ends at 2 p.m.
Feb. 16 with race-day regis-
tration at the church from 7-8
Proceeds benefit AIR's
youth scholarship program
and St. Peter's mission trips.
com or call 277-8365.
Lane coach of the year
Doug Lane of Sandbox
Weightlifting (USAW Club No.
1425) has been named coach
of the year by the Florida
Since the team's begin-
nings in 2009, Sandbox
Weightlifting has quickly
become a highly decorated
and competitive team Within
Florida and on the national
welphpifting platform. In 2011,
Lane coached his team to an
AAU Jun ior Olympic girls
team title as well as coaching
individual medalists in the
Florida State Championship,
the Sunshine State Games
and the National Schoolage
This year Lane and his
team will compete at the Na-
tional Juniors Championship
(ages 17-20) in Chicago, Ill.,
and the National Youth Cham-
pionship (ages 9-17) in Madi-
son, Wis., as well as the Flor-
ida Sunshine State Games
and the AAU Junior Olympics
to be held in Houston, Texas.
TIhe Amelia Island Club's Women's
Golf Association held its annual lThree
Jills and a Jack tournament at the Inng
Point golf course Jan. 26. It was once
again one of the most popular of events.
Nineteen teams, each composed of
three women and a man, competed in a
unique format of a two best-ball sham-
ble, all from the women's tees. Teams
had to use each player's tee shot at least
three times during the course of the 1&
hole tournament and were given just 60
percent of their handicaps.
After a beautiful day of golf, all par-
ticipants gathered for an Italian-themed
btiffet lunch in the Amelia Island Club's
Palmetto Room to share their stories of
great shots and fun times,
'The winning team of Connie
Rodgers, Mary Ann DiBlasio, Claudia
Watts and their male guest Ron Nelson
had a low net score of 122, which was 22
strokes under par. Second-place honors
went to the team of Illene Kaufman,
Marti Cain, Rosalind Bowles and Mike
Lower with a 127 score.
Thne thirdl-place team, composed of
Marty Wr-ight, Claudeen Lindberg,
Mar y lcsher and Brian Silva, finished
with a score of 128. Fourth place wrent
to the team of Carol Kimmel, Maryse
O'Brien, Judy Schmonsees and Bill
Rodger-s with a final score of 129.
The fifth-place team of Nancy Hurley,
Janet Nause, Pat Gieg and Phillip Patton
posted a 130 score.
Those interested in learning more
Mary Ann DiBlasio, Ron Nelson, Connie Rodgers and Claudia Watts, from
left, won the Three Jilli and a Jack tournament at Long Point. '
about The Amelia Island Club, may con-
tact Donna Bilger, membership eir~ector,
The 10th annual Amelia Island
Museum of History Golf Tournament is
Feb. 17. Enjoy a fun-filled day of golf,
food, drinks, contests and mor-e while
supporting the museum.
Entry fee is $150 and includes pre-
tournament party Feb. 16, pri~ies for
closest-to-the-pin, longest drive and put-
ting, cart and green fees. Format is a
handicap scramble. Women's four~somes
are assured first or second low net and
every fifth spot thereafter. An awards ,
presentation follows play with heavy
hors d'aeuvres, beer and wine.
Organize a four-some or be pair-ed. To
r-egister, contact Paul Condit at 491-8499
or Alex Buell at 26~1-7378, ext. 102, or
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Festival will return to
Fernandina's historic district
on Saturday, FeLb. 18. That is
the dlate set for the 11th annual event
that focusesi on books, books and more
Admission to the festival is free, open
to the public of all ages andf promises; to
provide a full day of literary-basedr fun.
Most of the festival a!ctivities will be
on North fIfth Street, a block off Centre
Street, between two downtown church
No stranger to the Amelia Island
Book Festival scene, Berry will be dis-
cussing his latest thriller Thejefferson
Key. F~our United States presidents have
1865, 1881, 1901l and
196i3 each murder
and separated by time.
But what if those pres-
idents were all killed
for the same reastm: a
clause in the United
States Constitution Bry
Article 1, Sectio~n -
that would shock Americans? Intrigued?
TIhat's why he's back with this history-
packedl novel. Berry is the Host Author
of the F~riday Night Gala, He'll be accom-
panied by good friendly David Morrell.
D~vd M re
D~avidl Morrpill is the award-winning
iluthor of Fi'vt Blood, the: novel in which
R~ambo wa~s cr~eated. You know Rambo -
Sylvester Stallone in headband and
Considler~ed the "father
of modern action nov-
els" Morre~ll published
the first of his Rambo
series in 1972 while he
was a pro~fessor- in the
English decpartment at *
the Unriversity of' iowa.
His awards ar-e nulme-r-
ous andi his influence Morrell
Morre~ll is allways
intrcslted in dliffrernt ways to tell a
story. He wrote the six part comic book
ser~ies, Captarin America: T'he Chosen.
Morrell is the Host Author of the Fr-iday
T'he Panis Wife is Melatin's second
novel andl f~ifh book.
It's a fictionalizedl fi-st-
person account of life
by his fr~lst.wife, .
Hadlley, and has been
on he New York
Times best-seller list
for months. .
A str~ugglingr Mclainn
a~uthor forl years, --
story is inspiratlional. It wasn't until The
Paris Wife that she began to attain
NE#f 5-EDRRNAA~D I NA BEAC H F LORI DA
End crape murder,'
attend garden day
Rebtc~a L. Jordi. c~ountyDiecori
Extensionl 2010 and
D~irector/;Hort icult ure Agent I contlinue~s
forl Nassau Counlty, will be a to serve as
featur-ed spe~ak~r- at the I ~~Nassau
Lowe's Garden D~ay in Yiulee (c ~ Countv's
on Saturday. Feb. 11. Ls Envi-ron-
Jordi's talk will take place ml :l~e Iental
at 10 a.m., outside the ILIHor-ticul-
Imwe's Garden entrance at Jordi ture Agent.
the "Master Gardener Crape a position
Myrtle Island." Her session she's held
will cover the selection of the for more than 10 years.
best crape myrtle cultivar for Jordi has earned numr--
your landscape, proper fer~til- ous awards at the state,
ization and pest manage- regional find national levels,
ment, as well as correct prun- and noqI serves as pr-esident
ing practices for crape of the Exctension Profession-
myrtles. als Association of Flor-ida
The Master Gardener (EPAF).
Crape Myrtle Island is the Other participants at the
focus of a partnership Lowe's Garden D~ay event
between the Lowe's Yulee include: Costa, Windmill,
store and the Nassau County Flowerwood and Naturec's
Extension office. The p~ur- Way nur-ser~ies: Scotts
pose is to educate Nassau Mir~acle-Gro Company: the
County homeowners on cor-- Pennington com~panyr;
rect pruning pr-actices and to Nassau County Fire Rescue;
eliminate "'cr-ape murder." the Florida F~orest Service;
Three tr-ees are involved and a lot more. There will
in this progr-am: two Cr-ape also be plenty of attractions
Myr-tle "Natchez" tr-ees and a for- kids.
Cr~ape Myrtle "Osage" tree.
Both~ the "pencil-style"' and The event will be fr~om 10
"pollardin~g-style" pr-uning a.m. until 2 p.m1. On Satr~llday,
techniqlues will be demon- Feb. 11.,IFor mor~e infor~ma-
str-ated. tion contact ~Lowe's at 277-
Jordi is a member- of the 5000.
faculty of the Univer-sity of For more infor~mation
Flor-ida and holds a Master's about the Nassau County
degree in Secondar~y Extension Ser~vice's
Education/Biology. Jor~di is Horticultural progr~ams. visit
also an ISA-cer~tified arborist. h~ttp://nassau.ifas.ufl.edu/ho
She was appointed to the rticulture/hor-ticu~lur~e.html,
position of County Extension or call (904) 879-1019 or: 491-
An author reads to children at the Kidz Zone of last year's Amelia Island
Book Festival. *
enough attention and money for her to
be a full-time writer.
"I was on welfare my whole life, below
the poverty level, and then on student
loans," said McLain, who lives in
Cleveland Heights with her two young
children. She'll~tell us more at the festi-
val. McClain is the Host Author of the
Saturday Luncheon, which is sold out.
Soli br-ings us The
Lotus Eater, a story
about the Vietnam
War as seen-through
the lens of a female .
war in the back-
ground, Soli tells a Soli
story of hope and for-
giveness. International .
acclaim for this debut novel includes
Br~itain's oldest literary award this
August, the James T'ait Bllack Memorial
Prize for fiction. Soli has beenl a pr-olil~e
short story writer andi her jour-ney will
inspir~e and motivate lovers of literature.
Author Zone and Sentinals
The headliners and nearly 30 more
featur-ed author-s will gather in the his-
toric First Presbyterian Church Commu-
nity Hall to greet the public, sell and
autograph their books. Free seminar-s on
the many aspects of writing will be held
on the church campus all day long.
The Kidz Zone
The Kidz Zone is where kids of all
ages ineet author-s of children's books,
will be dir-ectly across North F~ifth Str-eet,
in La TierrIa Prometida (the for-mer- Fir-st
Baptist Chur-ch) education hall. Cr-afts,
author readings, storytelling and other
special projects are free and available all
day. Featur-ed children's authors will sell
and sign books, and talk with children
and parents about reading and wr~iting.
The Fernandina Beach Librar~y is a
longtime festival partner, and the Friehds
of the Libr~ary will sponsor a free book
making activity (the legal kind) for-kids.
This, too, will be at la Tierra Prometida.
The lar-ge library parking lot is a short
block away, another advantage to the
Tickets for the festival's Friday
Writers Workshop and Friday Night Gala
ar-e still available through the website.
Saturday's VyStar Authors Luncheon is
sold out. The festival is a gift to the com-
munity from its many generous spon-
sor~s, the Amelia Island TDC, friends and
volunteers. Find out more at www.amell-
AUTHORS IN'~DIf513 c'~
Each year thousands of Nassau
County students and their teachers -
get to meet and interact with a published
author, thanks to the Amelia Island Book
Festival. Bringing the Authors In Schools
Pr-ogram (AIS) to every public school in
the s wi tn f chl ren and young
adults are submitted each year by local
and regional authors, and reviewed by
the committee for quality, age appr~opri-
ateness and general entertainment value.
Fernandina Beach Middle School media
specialist: Br-enda Carr and her commit.
tee members Attavia Facciolo, Terry
Ramsay and Terr1i Dean are seasoned
festival board members and highly quali-
fled arbiters of good reading for children.
"Many people tell us that they consid.
er Authors In Schools to be the most
important part of putting on the annual
Am~elia island Book Festival," said Board
BOOKS Continued on 2B
Fernandina I~ttle T'heatre's new production of
Tennessee Williams' masterpiece, "The G;lass
Menagerie," is a glimpse into the life of a mother
(Karen Antworth) torn between illusion and reality, as
remembered by her son Tom (Doug Nemeth).
Performances are Feb. 4-11 at FLT, 1014 Beech St.,
in downtown Fernandina Beach. Tickets can be pur-
chased at the door or in advance at The UJPS Store in
the Publix shopping center. FIT is a small, intimate
space and patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets
in advance to guarantee availability.
that stays wi th you long after the storybooks
close. Tickets are now on sale at 520 adults and
510 stu den ts(Kl12). Purchase at 261-677490or
www.ameliacomm un itytheatre.org.
A night of chili and Irish music to benefit Meals
on Wheels for Pets will be held Feb.10I in Burns
Hall of St. Peter's Episcopal Chu rch. 801 Atlan tic
Ave.. Fernandina Beach. Happy hour with music
by Fear Buile of
cahbri -Gainesville and (~a ~xr
p.m_ dinner and
dessert from 7-8
p.m. and more
music from 8S-9
p.m. Tickets are
515 and available ~rl
at the Secomd
Chance Th ri ft Store on Sou th Eigh th Street. the
N~assau Humane So~ciety Dog Park on Airport
Road. the Cou ncil on Aging office and at
www yMOW4PetsNassau.com. Visit
wuww FearBuile.com fo~r more on the band.
Proceeds will help provide pet fooid to, the co~m-
pa union a n imals of sen ior ci tizen s recei vi ng MealIs
on Wheelsin Nassau County.
from her book.
The even t is part of the 23rd '
National. African American y
Read -I n. Li bra ries, sch ools
and churches across the
nation participate in order I
to make the celebration of
African American literacy a
traditional part of Black
History Month activities.
IfNTO THE WOODS
Am elia Com muni ty Thea tre present ts "Into th e
Woods- by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine.
Feb. 9-ll.1 li18 and 23-25 at 8 p.m.. with a matinee
Feb. 19 at 2 p.m.
Th is spellbinding Tony Award-winning musi-
cal transports audiences
to an enchan ted world of
rom ance.1a ugh ter an d
quentces. Fav-orite faiq-
tales get a new twist as
th ey learn wh at happens ,.
a after happilyi ever a after. ,
"Into the Wioods- is a -PG"
visual and musical delight a L ~ ~ jZ
The Pi ra te Ch eer Boosters will h ost a Wi ne
Tasting and Silent Auction from 6-8 p~m. Feb. 6 at
H-orizons Restaurant on
First Co~ast H--ighway. .i
Amelia Island. Tickets are 7
$5 and may be p~urchased
in advance from any
Fernandina Beach High |---
School va rsi ty cheer-
leadler or at thIe door. Enjoy several i n eresting
winces. ligh t hor~s d'oeu rves and a fabulous silen t
auction. All proceeds benefit t thte FBHS Varsi ty
Cheer Compl-eti tion Squad. For in forma tion con -
tact M indcy WYill iams a t 557-4297.
The N~assau County Public Libraryi System and
the Friends of the Fernandina Beach Librari. in
partnersh ip wni th the Associa tion for the Study
and Preservatio~n ofl African American History of
Nassa u Corun ty. wi ll sponsor th e African
American KRead in on Feb. h f'rom 6:30 8 p.m. Join
community leaders, teachers. ministers and
youth as they read sll lil th n fro~m bo mb11 poems.
writings and speCche~S byl Afrilcan Amert'iCanS at
theFernandina library.2b5 N. Fourth St.Special
guest. local poret Rutha Turnerl I11nes, will read
Book fest names head liners
And Kidz Zone, Authors in Schools, Marketplace and more
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FRDE~ FEar~1~n 3. 2012 LInSURE Niews-Leader
the AfFBY Chamber Of Commerce
Gatewlayeto Amelia, A A andAmelia
Parkwtay. Or ca~ll (904) 504-4772 or
The Amelia Island Chamber Music
Festival will unm May 17-Junre 8 with a
galaxy of international stars and out-
standing emerging talent The festival is
offering discounts on hticet packages for
mukiple performances- 10 percent oft
for three to five pedtormances and 20
percent off for six or more concerts.
Season tickets are available for $384, a
20 percent discount. Or present a valid
confirmation number from any lodging
establishment on the island and receive
a 50 percent di~scount. Call 261-1779.
A jazz jam is held at Pablos, 12 N.
Second St., Femandina Beach, from 7-
10 p.m. the first Wednesday of each
month. Musicians are invited to sit in for
one song or the whole night. To join the
mailing list submit your email to b~eeci-
Amelia Island Coffee, 207 Centre
St hosts a music circle on Saturdays
from 7:30-10 p~m. featuring great local
musicians. Admission is tree and all are
Amella River Cruises' Adult "BYOB"
Twilight Tours are held Fniday and
Saturday. Tickets are $29 per person at
1 North Front St Femandina Beach, or
call 261-9972 or book online at
Dog Star Tavern. 103 N. Second St.,
I~ve music; The Real Nasty plays Feb.
27. Visit http://therealnasty.com to learn
more. Visit Dog Star on Facebook. Call
The Green Turtle, 14 S, Third St.,
live music. Call 321-2324.
The Hammer head, 2045 South
Fletcher Ave., karaoke on Sunday
nights with Daddy "O" DJ Follow The
Hammerhead on Facebook at
The Instant Groove, featunlng
Lawrence Holmes, Johnny Robinson,
Scott Giddons and Sam Hamilton, plays
each Thursday nightat The Rlitz-
C~aston, Amelia island, Des~sis kcaual.
For inonrmatin call Holm~es at 558-6i772.
CY~Kane's Iish Pub and Eatery, 318
Centre SL, free trivia each Monday at
7.30 p.m.; wine tasting the ttlird
Tuesday at 6 30 p.m with 10 wines for
$10 along with cheese and crackers
and Ryve entertainment; dart toumament
every Tuesday at 7:30 p m.; Dan Voll
Tuesday frm 7-30-11.30 p.m.; the
Turner London Band Thursday from
8.30 p.m.-mdcnight and Friday and
Saturday from 8.30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Call
261-1000. Visit wwurw.okanes.com.
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St.,
Monday nights reggae with Pili Pili and
Chillakaya One; Tuesdays Buck Smith
Project- Wednesdays Wes Cobb,
Thursday Hupp & Rob in the Palace &
DJ Buca in Sheffield's: Fridays and
Saturday regional bands and DJ
Anonymous at Sheffield's Call Bill
Childers at 491-3332 or email
birll thepa lacesa looin.com.
Picante Grill, Rotisserie and Bar,
464073 SR 200, Suite 2, Yulee, lie
music every first and last Saturday of
the month from 7-10 p m Call310-
9221. Visit wwwpicantenassau.comr.
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910
Atlantic Ave., The Macy's play each
Wednesday from 6-9 p.m ;trivia
Thursday; I~ve music every Frklay and
Saturday at 8 p.m. Call 310-6904. Visit
www. SanidyBottomsAmella .com.
Sliderls Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill. 1998 S.
Fletcher Ave., The Macy's In the lounge
from 6-10 p.m. Frklays and Saturdays;
shaggin' In the lounge Sundays from 4-
7 p.m., Pill Pili in the tlik bar
Wednesday from 5:30-9:30 p m.; Ilve
music in the bar all weekend. Call 2717-
6652 Visit www.Slidersseaskie.com.
Join Sliders on Facebook and Twitter.
The Surf Restaurant and Bar. 3199
South Fletcher Ave Larry & The
Backtracks tonight; Richard Stratton
Feb. 4: Super Bowl party Feb. 5; Kent
Kirby Feb. 6; Alex Affrontl Feb 7; DJ
Roc Feb. 8, and Stevle "Fingers" Feb.
9. Hours are 5-9 p.m. Monday-
Thursday, 6-10 p.ln. Friday and
Saturday and 1-5 p m Sunday. Call
assure you a kIss from Jesse,
the baby Chiihuahua. and a
chocolate treat. Jesse is prac-
ticing his pucker and looks
forward to coliecti~ng lots of
food for his friends at the
RAIN Humane Society shelter
for Valentine s Dray.
Christian Academy at First
Baptist Church on South
Eighth Street and its stu-
dents will host a Spaghetti
Dinner with Silent Auction
on Feb. 11 from 5:30-7 p.m.
in the Family Life Center at
FBC, dine in or take out,
Tickets are SS and available
by contacting the school at
491-5665. Silent auction
donations also accepted,
Please contact the school.
The Woman's Club of
Fernandina Beach will hold
its annual Valentine Game
Party on Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. at
the Clubhouse, 201 Jean
Lafitte Blvd. All card games,
board games, dominoes and
mahjongg are welcome. Get a
group of four together and join
in the fun. Cost is $5 per per-
son. Snacks and dessert will
be served and there will be
lots of door prizes. For reser-
vations call 321-1752 or 277-
8244 or contact a Woman's
Solid Rock COGBF,
86138 Palm Tree Drive,
Yulee, will hold its annual
"For the Sake of Love" gala
on Feb. 17 at the Crown
Plaza Hotel Airport, Main
Ballroom at 7:30 p.m. Ever-
yone is welcome to join in the
celebration of love. Enjoy fun
activities and a delicious
meal. Call the church at 225-
The Nassau Humane
Society Annual Flea and
Tick Garage Sale will be
held Feb. 17 and 18 from
7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the
Femandina Beach Airport
hangar. Bring tax-deductible
donations of art, antiques, fur.
nature, housewares, jewelry,
sporting goods, tools, toys,
clothing and other items to the
Second Chance store at 312 ,
S. Eight St. Please no com-
puters or T~s. Phone Penny
i:with cquestions at 321 0022.
The St. Marys, Ga.,
Association will host the
18th annual Mardi Gras.
Festival and Parade on Feb.
18 with the theme "All That
Jazz!" including a street festi-
val from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; parade
at 10 a~m., Great Camden
County Chili Cook-Off 11
a.m.-2 p.m.; entertainment
starting at noon; a pet cos.
tume parade at 1 p.m.; and
Mardi Gras Ball at the '
Southern Junction at 7 p.m.
Tickets for the ball are $35
at the St. Marys Welcome
Center and Once Upon A
Bookseller in St. Marys (912-
882-7350). Contact (912) 882-
4000 or info@stmaryswel-
come.cor;7 for inf ormation.
The Fernandina Beach -
Rotary Club will bring back
gi gt basket raffle. The attire is
semi-formal to formal and
fathers and daughter of all
ages are welcome. The cost
is $85 for one father and one
daughter, and $40 for each
additional daughter. The price
includes heavy hors d'oeu-
vres, a gift bag and memory
book. Visit www.fcaangels,
com or call the school office at
321-2137 to purchase tickets.
The GFWC Jr. Woman's
Club of Fernandina Beach
presents the third annual
Soilecito Mardi Gras Ball
and the play "Noir
SuspiqJons" on March 3
from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the
Atlantic Recreatiori Center,
2500 Atlantic Ave.. Tickets are
$50 and include dinner the-
ater, entr~e and cocktails.
Enjoy a silent auction and
50/50 raffle. Cocktail attire,
The charity ball celebrates
Fernandina Little Theatre's
20th anniversary. For tickets
or information email
The inaugural 2012
American Cancer Society
Cattle Barons' Ball will be
held March 23 from 6:30-
10:30 p.m. at Amelia Island
Plantation with a silent and
live auction, dinner and danc-
ing to the Bo Cats, celebrity
chefs Chef Brian Grimley of
Lulu's at the Thompson
House, Chef Scotty Schwartz
of 29 South Eats and Chef
Adam Sears of Merge
Restaurant. Attire is country
Funds raised will support
the American Cancer Socie-
ty's programs and services for
cancer patients and their fam i-
lies in Nassau County. Tickets
are available for $75 apiece.
Tables can be reserved.
Contact Sarah Welsh at 391-
3642 for tickets or information.
Theatre will hold meetings
for those interested in being
part of the 2012 Peppermint
Players tour at 2 p~m. on
Feb. 7 in the Studio Theatre,
209 Cedar St. Volunteers for
onstage roles and backstage
crew are needed. The
Peppermint Players are adult
to help solve the world's
Tickets are $15 ($10 for ~
members) and available at the
museum, 233 S. Third St.
Series tickets are $25 for
members, $40 nonmembers,
Lectures will be at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club,
2800 Bill Melton Road. March
3 will feature General Carol
Mutter and March 9 joumalist
Melissa Ross. Contact Alex at
261-7378, ext. 102 or alex
The Fernandina Beach
High School Foundation's
Feast, a fundraiser for the
academic benefit of stu-
dents at FBHS, is Feb. 25 at
Walker's Landing in Omni
Amella Island Plantation.
,Sponsorships range from
$250-$1,000 and include tick-
ets for food and drinks, sig-
nage and public recognition.
The event begins with an oys-
ter roast and includes catering
by Gourmet Gourmet, silent
auction and a recap of the
at FBHS. Contact Jody Peters
or Patti Burch at pattiburch@
belisouth.net for sponsorships
and individual tickets ($75).
The sixth Annual Chili
Cook-Off will fire up down-
town on Feb. 25 at North
Second Street (new loca-
tion) from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
This family event benefits
local nonprofits and features
over 30 chill booths, a kids'
fun zone, live entertainment,
local celebrity judges includ-
ing Wounded Warrior Bret
Turpin, and an array of prizes
for the champion chilis.
Tickets are $10 (children 12
and under free) and available
at the event or at Amelia
Island Montessori School,
montessori.com. For informa-
tion or to enter a team, con-
tact Patrick Higgins at
Faith Christian Academy
invites you to make a fond
memory at the 12th Annual
Father-Daughter Ball on
Feb. 25 from 7-10 p.m. at
The Ritz-Cariton, Amelia
Island. Enjoy live music. pro-
fessional photography and a
actors who perform at Nassau
County elementary schools,
for preschools and other Inter-
ested groups. Actors must be
able to rehearse and perform
during moming hours.
This year's show, written
by Mary Hurt, is about
American super-heroes such
as George Washington, Ben
Franklin and Betsy Ross. At
the initial meetings, informal
aulditions will be held. For
information call 261-6749 or
Theatre will hold auditions
for Tennessee Williams' "A
Streetcar Named Desire" at
7 p.m. on Feb. 13 and 14 In
the studio theater at 209
Cedar St. Six men and six
women are needed for the
cast. There are also non-
speaking roles for extras.
Marylee Long will direct
this show with performances
on the Main Stage in April. For
information visit www.amelia-
communitytheatre.org or call
The world premiere of
"Conversations on Catfish,
Courtrooms and Change:
The Life and Times of Henry
Lee Adams, Jr." will be held
at the 2012 Amella Island
Film Festival. This documen-
tary tracks the life and career
of the first African-American
Circuit Court judge in the
Fourth Judicial Circuit, Judge
Henry Lee Adams, Jr.
Produced by Lang Sheppard,
the film will be shown on Feb.
24 at the Nassau County
Courthouse on Centre Street,
Femandina Beach, where
Judge Henry Adams once
presided. Sheppard, a Hawaii-
based filmmaker, is the son of
Adams' former law partner,
Jacksonville attorney Bill
The Nassau County Bar
Association and members of
the private bar in Nassau
County and Jacksonville will
honor Adams and Lang
Sheppard at a pre-showing
reception at O'Kane's Irish
Contact Randy Bowman,
president of the Amelia Island
Film Festival, at (904) 778-
6454 or rb~owman~ameliais-
the Harlem Ambassadors
basketball team for an
game with the hometown
team, the Nassau Nets, on
Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the
Fernandina Beach High
.School gymnasium. Proceeds
will support the club's college
scholarship and charitable
Tickets are available at
Vystar Credit Union, the
AlFBY Chamber of
Commerce or from Sean
McGill at 556-4225. Cost is *
.$10 for adults, $5 for children
under 12; or $12 and $7 on
game day. Children four and
under free. Sponsorships
available. Contact Kim
Harding at 321-7002. The
FBHS Interact Club will sell
concessions, with all pro-
ceeds supporting its commu-
The Boys and Girls
Clubs of Nassau County
Foundation's 5th Annual
Benefit gala is Feb. 24 at
The Ritz-Cariton, Amelia
Island with speaker Bonnie
St. John, an athlete, author
and executive coach. *
Growing up in a crime-rki-
den environment, St. John
lost her leg to a medical disor-
der at age 5 but found support
in Boys and Girls Club mem-
bersihip. The 1984 Paralym-
pics bronze medal winner in
the slalom graduated with
honors from Harvard, eamed
her master's at Oxford as a
Rhodes scholar and served
on the White House National
Economics Council. For tick-
ets call 261-8666. Visit
www bgcnassau.org. Email
The Amelia Island
Museum of History has
declared 2012 the Year of
the Woman and will present
a three-part lecture series.
On Feb. 25 at 4 p.m. meet
Soderberg, former U.S.
ambassador to the United
Nations under President Bill
Clinton. Today she is a
Distinguished Visiting Scholar
at the University of North .
Florida and president of the
Connect U.S. Fund, which
works to strengthen U.S. col-
hboration with other nations
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to write and they discover a love of reiad-
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years, the response has been over-
whelmingly positive from students and
teachers alike," she added.
Friday, Feb. 17 is the day authors will
visit the Nassau County schools.
The Amelia Island B~ook Festival is a
501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedi-
cated to promoting literacy by bringing
readers and wrriters together. Visit
more festival details.
OUT AND ABouT
A Workshop for M~ounrtain Dulcimer
with mutsician and storyteller Anne
Lough will be held Feb. 45 from 10-11:30
a.m. at New Vision Cuongregational
Church, UCC, 96074 Chester Road.
C~hsck-rn and coffee begins at 9.30 a.m.
Cosi is S25 Register in advance by
For of om~anon call 238-1822.
An evenrng of music and storytelling
with Lough will be held Feb. 4 at 7 pm.
at New Vi~slon. She will also bnng her
music and storytellig to worship at
New Vision on Feb. 5 at 10 a~m.
Enloy food, fun and jazz on Feb. 7
from 6-8 p.m. at Culhane's Irish Pub,
967 Atlantic Blvd Atlantic Beach, with
The John Thomas Group featuring John
Thomas on keyboard and Emie Ealum
of Femandina Beach on bass.
The Zukerman ChamberPiayers wth
periorm a program of Brahms and
Schumann on Feb. 12 in a signature
event of the 2012 season of the Amelia
Island Chamber Music Festival.
Led by Pinchas Zukerri~an, urniver-
salry acclaimed as one of the greatest
violinlsts on the intemational stage, the
Zukerman ChamberPlayers has per-
formed at some of the most prestigious
venues in North America, Europe, Asia
and South Amen~ca. The 4 p~m. per-
formance winll be held at Amella
Plarntaton Chapel, 36 Bowman Road.
Tickets, which range from $50 to $125,
can be purchased at wwwvaaicmt com or
by calling the box office at 261-1779
The Amella Island Jazz Festival will
kick off its 2012 season with a benefit
Brg Band Celebration Gala March 24
from 6:30-10 p m at the Omni Hotel
and Resort at Amelia Island Plantation.
Featuring cocktails, dinner and ballroom
dancing to the Dynamic Les DeMerle
17-Piece Orchestra, with vocalist
Bonnie Elsele, The Big Band Bash will
recreate classic swing arrangements by
Dukte Ellington, Count Basie, Benny
Goojdman. ARtle Shaw, Lionel Hampton
and more. Several surprise guests will
appear as well.
Tickets are $75 per person, with the
proceeds benefiting the educational and
entertainment programs of the 2012
Amella Island Jazz Festival Get tickets
at www~YM amelialslandiazzfestival.com,
the UPS Store. 1417 Sadler Road, or at
Middle School will host the
16th annual Desserts of
Amelia from 6-8 p.m.
tonight at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center.Tikets are
$10, or $12 at the door, adults
only. Casual dress. Taste a
wide variety of desserts and
enjoy live and silent auctions.
Participating local restaurants
include DeNucci's, Barb~ara
Jean's, Bliss Cupcakery,
Omni Amelia Island Planta-
tion, Pecan Roll Bakery, 29
South Eats, Kelley's Court-
yard and more. All proceeds
benefit the school's teachers
and their students. For tickets
or information call 491-7938.
The Sons of the
American Legion will sell
beef brisket and two sides
1or a 10 donation at
American Legion Post 54. 626
S. Third St., from 11 a.m. lIntil
gone Feb. 4. The public is
A remote controlled
model boat fun sail and
exhibition will be held on
Feb. 4, 10 a.m. to noon at
the Amelia Island Plantation.
All model boats are welcome,
working or not, finished or not,
except gas powered.
Spectators, including super-
vised children, especially wel-
come. Call Hal Mather at 261-
6420 for details and to
arrange for a pass at the
The Pickers Market will
hold its "First-Saturday-of-
each-Month" Flea Market
Feb. 4 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in
the parking lot at 201
Alachua St., Fernandina
Beach. Everyone welcome,
including pets. Many items will
be donated to the Nassau
Humane Society's Second
Chance Thrift Store on South
Eighth Street. Proceeds bene-
fit homeless dogs and cats.
Mary Pitcher of CBC
National Bank will host the
next WIN WIN (Women In
Nass~au Helping Women in
Need) networking meeting
Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Pablo s
Mexican G~ill, 12i N: Second
St. (Donations wiUoben7efit
Cedar Haven Transitional
House, where women in tran-
sition undergo a comprehen-
slve program to help develop
the skills necessary to reclaim
their place as productive
members of the community.
Bring a $10 check payable
to "Women of Power." CBC
National Bank will provide a
few appetizers. Purchase
food/drinks. Bring brochures
and business cards to distrib-
ute. Door prizes optional.
RSVP to Mary Pitcher at 583-
9850 or maryi dave Qbell-
south.net. Visit winwinnas-
RAIN Humane Society
will host a Valentine's
~Kissing Booth at Paws-
Ability Resale Store Feb. 8-
10 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each
day. A can of pet food will
BOOKS Cilntinudedfrom 1B
President Attavia Facciolo. "Students,
fr-om curious 4l-year-old kindergarteners
to high school seniors, are entertained
and enlightened by the authors we bring
to Nassau County schools. They get to
$17~500 in scholarships at College Goal Sunday
The FSCJ Betty E Cook Nassau eligible for the scholarship drawings. veterans benefits if appropriate, (5) cur-
Center will host College Goal Sunday on You must have already been accepted at rent bank statements, (6) current busi-~
Feb. 12, 1-4 p.m. The statewide program the University of North Florida to be ell- ness and investment r~ecor~ds.
assists parents and high school seniors gible for the UNF scholarship dr~awing. The event is being held statewide.
to identify potential scholarship opportu- You do not have to be present to win but: The local site is a collaboration of F~lor~ida
nities at Northeast Florida College~s as you must begin or- complete the FAFSA State College at Jacksonville, the
well as assisting them in completing the to be eligible to enter t:he plrawing for the University of Nort~h Florida, Jacksonville
FAFSA (Free Application for F~ederal scholarships. University and the Nassau Count~y
Student Aid). The FAFSA is used to Students and par-ents ar~e encouraged School District.
award PELL grants throughout the cou~n- to attend even if they ar~e not ready to Light refreshments will be sealed.
try. ~complete the F;AFSA at this time. Parents Completing the FAFSA takes appr~oxi-
Professional financial aid advisors will and students should br-ing the following inately one and a half hours. Please
be available to work individually with documents: (1) Social Security number, al-rive by 2:30 p.m. at: the latest. More
families. There willlbC drawings for (2) di-iver-'s license or alien registration information on College Goal Sundayr can
tuition scholarships from Florida State card (if non-US citizen), (3) 2011 IRS be found at
College at Jacksonville (two at $1,000), 1040 or latest tax return and W-2 state- www.collegegoalsunday.fl~or-g. The
University of North Florida (5 at $1,000), ments (4) Untaxed yearly income state- Nassau Center is located at 76346
and Jacksonville University (2 ist $5,000). ment for 2011- such as Social Security William Burgess Blvd. in Yulee. Call 548-
You must be a graduating senior to be benefits, welfare and non-educational 4432 for information.
LIFE AS EXCHANGE STUDENT
'Ihe Rotary.Club of Amelia Island Sunrise wel-
.'':...'':: -' : --a, comed French Rotary Exchange student Angelique
lebigot to speak about her experience. Angelique.
/, lives with a host family in North Hampton and
as attends Femrnadina Beach High School as a senior.
.~io Over 120 students are in the Rotary Exchange pro-
~, gram in Florida. Three times a year they get together
] to compare stories, travel and learn about Florida.
Angelique now speaks three languages, French,
SSparlish and English, although when she first arrived
~last August she spoke very little English. One of the
biggest changes for Angelique is our nical schedules.
In France, people eat breakfast at 8 a~m., lunch at
noon and dinner at 9 p~m. on average. Americans
eat at all different times and have dinner much earli~-
er. In high school in France, students attend school
'~;: fom 8 a~m. until 6 p~m. daily. The high school
f~h~ schedule here is from 9 a~m. until 3 p~m.
Rotary Exchange students enjoy bonding with
their host families and most create a relationship
< that lasts a lifetime.
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ages are we~lcom~He. The cost
is $85 for one father and one
daughter and $40 for each
additional daughter and
includes heavy hors d oeu-
vres, a gift bag and memory
book. Visit wwwifcaangels.
com or call the school office
The Femandina Beach
High School Foundation's
Feast to raise funds for the
academic benefit of students
at FBHS is Feb. 25 at
Walker's Landing in Omni
Amelia Island Plantation.
Sponsorships range from
$250-$1,000 and include
tickets for food and drinks,
signage and public recogni-
tion. The event begins with
an oyster roast and includes
catering by Gourmet
Gourmet, silent auction and
a recap of the scholastic
accomplishments at FBHS in
the past year. Contact Jody
Peters at travelingpeters@
gmail.com or Patti Burch at
pattiburch Qbellsouth.net for .
sponsorships and individual
'Mighty Teeth Day'
Free preventive fluoride
treatment for children ages
5-12 in Duval and Nassau
counties will be offered 9
a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 25 at
Florida State College North
Campus, 4501 Capper
Road, Jacksonville, Dental
Clinic, Building A, Third
Floor. The program is free
but appointments are req-
uired by calling (904) 766-
6573. Spaces are limited.
Fluoride vamish is paint-
ed onto the teeth quickly and
painlessly. All children will be
examined by a dentist prior
to the application of the var-
nish. Children must be
accompanied by a parent or
legal guardian who must sign
a consent form. Children will
receive oral hygiene instruc-
tions and enjoy oral health
games and activities.
The Let the Truth be told
YoythForum/Lun~cheon wilh in r
be held March 10 from 9
a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Martin
Luther King Center, 1200
Elm St., Fernandina with a
panel discussion conceming
preventing teen pregnancy.
The event is sponsored by
the Coalition for the Reduc-
tion/Elimination of Ethnic
Disparities in Health
(CREED) and is free and
open to the public.
For information contact
Jennett Wilson-Baker at 556-
3363 or Jennett baker@
Step by Step Learning
Center 11 in Yulee offers a
separate after-school p~ro-
gram adjacent to the child
care center. The program
offers school bus transporta-
tion iothe fac lty, s acks and
games and computers are
available. Call 261-6030 for
information. Step by Step
Leaming Center I in
Femandina also offers an
after school program. Call
The nonprofit Amelia Arts
Academy, 516 South 10th
St., now offers lessons six
days a week, including after
school, in music, art, acting
and more. Saturday private
lessons are available in flute,
brass instruments, voice,
piano and violin. Visit
org, call 277-1225 or email
inf ormation ~ameliaart-
Children ages 6 to 16 can
become "TTotal Kids" at the
Freedom Center Boys &
Girls Club on Old
Nassauville Road. New chil-
dren are welcome to enroll in
the after-school Total Kid
program that helps young
people gain skills, confi-
dence and the ability to
engage with other young-
sters and adults -
school to club is available via
the county school bus sys-
tem. Visit www.bgcnassau.
org or call 261-1075.
Y Pryme Time
YMCA Pryme Time offers
before and after school care
for ages 5-12 by professional
Contact the McArthur
YMCA, 1915 Citrona Drive,
at 261-1080 or visit www.
SCHO~ scoo a
Painting and Multi Media
After School Art for ages 6-
12 is offered Tuesdays from
3-4:15 p.m. starting Feb. 7.
Cost is S120, including sup-
plies. The eight-week course
will be held in the lower ele-
mentary classroom and stu-
dents should be picked up
promptly at 4:15 p.m.
Contact Andrea Lasserre at
556-3804 to register,
This course aims to
develop painting skills while
learning about the basics of
shape, color, texture and line
in a variety of media and
basic painting techniques
and brush control while
developing keen observa-
S . di ne
Christian Academy at First
Baptist Church on South
Eighth Street and its stu-
dents will host a Spaghetti
Dinner with Silent Auction on
Feb. 11 from 5:30-7 p.m. in ,
the Family Life Center at
FBC, dine in or take out.
Tickets are $5 and available
by contacting the school at
491-5665. Silent auction
donations also accepted.
Please contact the school. ,
For more information on
Safety in Cyberspace, youth
ages 11 and older are invited
to attend a program with a
parent or guardian provided
by the Nassau County
Sheriff's Office and the
Nassau County 4-H program
on Feb. 13 at the Nassau
County Extension Service
from 5:30-7 p.m: For further
'information and to RSVP call
(904) 879-1019. The World
Wide Web provides so much
information readily available
at our fingertips and the
intent of this inf rrmat na is to
make you more informed. .
Q 8n Q9M~ij ,,~,,
Jack and Jill Preschool,
1600 S. Eighth St.,
Fernandina Beach will hold
an open house Feb. 23 at 9
a.m. Parents are invited to
tour the two-year-old, K-3
and K-4 classrooms to see
the new curriculum in action,
Call 261-0881 for informa-
The Boys and Girls Clubs
of Nassau County Founda-
tion's 5th Annual Benefit gala
wil be held Feb. 24 at The
Ritz-Cariton, Amelia Island
with speaker Bonnie St.
Growing up in a crime-rid-
den environment, St. John
lost her leg to a medical dis-
order at age 5 but found sup-
port in Boys and Girls Club
m almIc bozle medal
winner in the slalom graduat-
ed with honors from Harvard,
earned her master's at
Oxford as a Rhodes scholar
and served on the White
House National Economics
Council. Individual tickets are
$125, with several sponsor
levels available. Call 261-
8666. Visit www.bgcnas- .
sau.org. Email info~bgcnas-
The sixth Annual Chili
Cook-Off will fire up down-
town on Feb. 25 at North
Second Street (new location)
from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. This
family event benefits local
nonprofits and features over
30 chili booths, a kids' fun
zone, live entertainment.
local celebrity judges includ-
ing Wounded Warrior Bret
Turpin, and an array of
prizes for the champion
Tickets are $10 (children
12 and under free) and avail-
able at the event or at Amelia
Island Montessori School,
montessori.com. For infor-
mation or to enter a team,
contact Patrick Higgins at
Faith Christian Academy
will host the 12th Annual
Father-Daughter Ball on
Feb. 25 from 7-10 p.m. at
The Ritz-Carlton. Amelia
Island. Enjoy live music, pro
fessional photography and a
gift basket raffle. Attire is
semi-formal to formal and
fathers and daughter of all
in a surprise classroom
visit on Jan. 27,
Superintendent of Schools Dr-
John Ruis announced that
Melissa Johnson of Hilliard
Elementary School was the
Nassau County Teacher of
the Year for 2012-13.
Johnson is a fourth grade
teacher with five years of
teaching experience. She
graduated with honors from
the University of North
Florida with a B.S. in
Broadcasting before transfer-
ring into the field of educa-
tion. Johnson's leadership
coles include serving as a
mentor teacher to first-year
teachers, a supervising
teacher for interns, the school
FOCUS Super-user and
Trainer and a Math
Workshop Presenter and
Johnson is an outstanding
example of a teacher whose
instruction is highly interac-
tive, engaging and hands-on.
She creates a learner-cen-
Dlr. John Rihs
of due Yem-r
with flowers and
School last week.
tered classroom in which stu-
dents must process, inquire
and apply concepts.
All Nassau County
Teachers of the Year and
School Related Employees of
the Year will be honored at
the 16th annual Teacher and
and Awards Breakfast on
The Coalition for the Reduction/Eli-
mination of Ethnic Disparities in Health,
CRFED, will host its fourth annual youth
forum, "Int the Truth be Told," at the
SMartin Luther King Center, 1200 E. Elm
St, on March 10 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
CREED is again sponsoring an essay
contest for students in grades nine-12, on
the topic "Breaking the Cycle of Teen
Pregnancy." Only the first 25 applicants
will be accepted, and the top five papers
will win laptop computers. .
The essays should be 500-800 words
typed, doubled spaced, with two formal i
references such as the CDC, MMWYR or
another reputable site, and one or two -
informal refer-ences such as a teen par-
ent, school teacher or healthcare
provider. Wikipedia may not be used as a
reference. The paper should include:
*A comparison of the teen birth rate
(ages 15-19) per 1,000 in the U.S. to
those of teens internationally
*How does an unplanned pregnancy
affect the future of teen boys and girls,
academically and economically?
*What is the cost of teen childbear-
ing to U.S. taxpayers?
*What can health care providers do
to help prevent teen pregnancy?
Communities? Parents, guardians and
caregivers? Teens themselves?
Papers must be postmarked by Feb.
25 and sent to CREED, c/o Jennett
Wilson Baker, 464126 SR 200, Yulee, FL
32097. Organizations are asked to have
no more than five of their students sub-
mit papers. For information contact
SBaker at 556-3363.
Kohf's Department Stores will be
accepting nominations for outstanding
young volunteers beginning next week
for the 2012 Kohl's Cares Scholarship
Program. Nominations for kids ages six
to 18 wil be accepted through March 15
at kohlskids.com. Nominators must be
21 years or older. Through the program,
Kohl's will award more than 2,200 young
volunteers more than $440,000 in schol-
arships and prizes honoring kids who
have made a positive impact on their
communities. Two nominees from each
of the more than 1,100 Kohl's stores
nationwide will win a $50 Kohf's gift card.
More than 200 of the store winners will
win regional scholarships worth $1,000
toward post-secondary education.
Ten national winners will be awarded
a total of $10,000 in scholarships for post-
secondary education and Kohf's will
donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization
on each national winner's behalf.
Ametla Island NSDAR
The Amelia Island Chapter National
Society Daughters of the American
Revolution is pleased to announce their
annual scholarship program, which is
open to Nassau's graduating seniors. One
outstanding student from each of the four
Nassau County high schools will receive
a checkr for $1,000 to help with their edu-
cational expenses. Winning students will
be honored for their scholarship, ambi-
tion and initiative.
Applications for the scholarships are
available through the Guidance
Counselor's Office at Fernandina Beach,
Hilliard, WYest Nassau and Yulee high
schools. Deadline for completed applica-
tions is March 29.
Parents and mentors, if your student
wins, the A~melia Island Chapter will treat
you and your student with a special
awards ceremony and luncheon. For
information call 277-6j775.
The Rotary Club of Fernandina BEaih
is accepting applications for its scholar-
ship program, open to all seniors graduat-
ing from Nassau County high schools.
*Be a senior at a Nassau county high
school at the time of the application.
Be in the top 25 percent of the class
Provide one letter of reference from
school faculty, employer or community
*Provide a resume outlining current
classes, extracurricular activities, commu-
nity service, work activities and~interests.
*Complete the application cover let-
ter and provide school guidance coun-
selor's endorsement of GPA and class
Applications are available at all high
school guidance offices and online at
Completed application packets must be
submitted to your high school guidance
office by March 15, or postmarked by
March 15 and mailed to the Rotary Club
of Fernandina Beach, P.O. Box 6j54,
Fer nand ina Beach, FL 3203J5.
The Baptist Medical Center Nassau
Auxiiliary annually funds a $2,000~ schol-
arship for a student pursuing a career in
an allied health related field. To be eligi-
ble, a student must be a Nassau County
resident, enrolled at least part-time in
nursing or an allied health degree, have
a 2.8 GPA, submit two letters of recom-
mendation and be 21 by Sept. 1. A listing
of scholarships can he accessed by going
to www.fscj.edu, selecting fl]orida State
College and then selecting financial
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601 Garage Sales
GARAGE SALE N~assau Lakes Subd.
Sat. 2/4, S~am-? 96029 Parliament Dr.
Last house on left In cul-de-sac.
ENTIRE APT. CONTENTS Fumiturre,
housewares, linens, clothes, reorri
playe. Eryt~hl g20e~sm Al e.n
SAT., 8AM-1PM Antique paintings,
old mirrors, old collectibles, pair of old
porch columns ($100 for pair), Native
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WHEN: Feb. 9th, 10th, 11th
WHERE: Pirates Wood
(ff Chese Rd.)
(97070 e@ gans Way
WA : A ti u, fumiture,
app aces T 11 g,
gapassanare, etc rgs
NO EARLY BIRDS
YARD SALE 940596 Old Nassauville
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handmade crafts or resale treasures In
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available, too. Join us Sat 2/4 for our
Garden Market, 9am-2pm. N. 3rd
Trading see Robert (904)261-0405.
SUNDAY ONLY RESCHEQULED-
G'arage sale at'1544 Canterbury Ln.,
10am-3pm. Miscellaneous goodies.
THE PICKER'S MARKET Is having
First Saturday of Month Floa Market.
Everyone we come to buy or sell. Feb.
4, 8am-3pm. 201 Alachua St., FB.8
$15.00 per space. Call (904)210-6191.
2-FAMILY GARAGE SALE Sat. 2/4,
9am-1pm. 91064 Fiddler Dr., Phney
Island Sub. Dolls, Bombay Collectibles,
glassware, CD'S, books, DVD player,
too mulch to mention. Rain Cancelsl
HUGE PRE-ESTATE YARD SALE -
Sat. 2/4 & Sun. 2/ Furn ure,
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Forrest off Scott Rd., on Island.
(904)860 3150. Dealers wcicome.
HUGE MULTI FAMILY Garage Sale.
YARD SALE Saturday Only, 8am-
Ce kside a. Yulfe N ethm n Che0s5er
uf dinon I ft.sBluff to Creekside
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102 Lost & F und
LOST KITTY all black w/lsmall white
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Becky at (904)206-2931.
I1You Have aLost YourmPet -Spleiase
faculty located at 671 Airport Rd. next
to the airport (904)321-1647 & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
Uicense Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440.
CALICO LONG-HAIRED CAT white,
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based on r~ce, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or
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make any such preference,
limitation or discrimination
The News-Leader will not
knowingly accept any advertising
for real estate which Is In violation
of the law. AII persons are hereby
Informed that all dwellings
svepdrtie Itar avI ble on an
If you believe that you may have
been discriminated against in
connection with the sale, rental or
financing of housing, call the
Hnite S tadtesrbDneatelmen o
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the hearing Impaired 1(800)927-
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201~ Help ~taed .
SALES ASSOCIATE NEEDED for
local mfg/modular home company.
Email or fax resume to:
NOW INTERVIEWING for PropertY
Man trs Real Estsat r bCAMe Ucense
firstname.lastname@example.org or to HR
Dept., P.O. Box 15596, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32035.
LOCAL TITLE COMPANY seeking
real estate closing/title agent. 3-5
years experience handling real estate
~closings at a title company or law firm
required. Please fax resume, including
3 business references, to (904)379-
LOCAL AUTO DEALERSHIP needs
experienced receptionist. Outstanding
hldehneith snsumae 401Knveaatt n
Send resumes to: Help Wanted, PO
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LOOKING FOR AMBITIOUS PEOPLE
for a sales position. Must be
available Mon-Fri, 9-6. No experience
necessary. Medical and dental
benefits. Call (229)319-4162.
SEEKING PT CONTRACT EMPLOYEE
-Experience in general office duties/
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HAIR STYLIST Must be professional
& have an established clientele. Call
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MEDICAL ASSISTANT experienced,
for front & back pediatric office. Full
time with benefits. Fax resume to
COMPUTER REPAIR BUSINESS in
Fernandina seeks clerical assistant.
Punctuality and professional appear-
ance a must. Duties of position
include: inventory, reception and in-
take of computers to be repaired
Familiarity with basic computer
functions and Quick(8ooks a plus but
not required. $8/hr starting, part-time.
bhwa kins~gopinc.comrums t:
MEDICAL CLINIC seeks front desk
office assistant. 2 yrs clerical medical
office experience ,required. Must have
good customer service skills. Hours to
include evenings and Saturdays. E-mail
resume to thill~nassauopenmri.com or
fax to (904)491-7701-
PRIOR EXPERIENCE IN RETAIL -
Prefer Sears retail. Bring resume, 1116
04)4 1-t 11.Sears Hometown Store
CARIBBEAN TAN & FULL SALON -
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message therapist, and nail tech.
Please call (904)321-2826.
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for a career oriented individual with
strong administrative skills. Position
will focus primarily on assisting with all
data entry / computer aspects of the
business including, but not limited to,
generating documents like purchase
orders, receivers; shipping bills of
Fading, and accounts payable. Candid-
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organized, DETAIL ORIENTED A MUST,
possess strong time-management
skills, multi tasking skills, and have
good oral and written c mmunica io
administration background preferred.
Full Time with Benefits. Interested
candidates please email resume to
fax to (904)491-8688.
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environment. Nationwide certifications
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DRIVERS Run 5 State Regional! Get
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Companies desperately need employ
HAMPTON INN AND SUITES
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housekeeping, and maintenance.
Applications available at 19 South 2nd
St., Fernandina Beach.
COUNTER/SALES Opening for
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in Equipment and Consotrucrtio eFiteld
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602 Artiles for Sale
1920'S ERA OAK DINING SET 6
chairs, table, 6Cx45' with a 6' lea,
buffet, amr china cabinet. Y/lill se~ll
china: cabinet seprtely. (904)2,6
FOR SALE Set 3 bar stools, 9225.
Set 4 bar stools, 5300. Wnod & metal.
Like new~. (904)277-8943
GUN SHOW Fe-b. 4th & 5th~. Pnrne
asbom onvlenton center. ?:00 wa~er
St., jax. (I-95 south to exit 353A,
Forsythe St.). CWP, cla~sss 10:CC &
1:00. Admission S8,00. Free Park-
ing. Info Ofiff thangers (386)325-6114.
FOR SALE Baer's racck,
entertainment center, fireplace, 1200
to sh~Ees. (904)504-7674
JOHN DEERE RIDING MOWER
LAll5, only 50 hours, new~~battery,
$800. Load Runner Enclosed
Trailer, 1 year old, 6x10, 92,500
Fernandina Beach. Call (918)706-5837
DIVORCING Mlikasa bone chtna
setting for 8 with extra vegetable bows
& platters. Crystal stemvrare included,
$700. Lane old darkt wood butch with
lighting, $600. Whrl~pool refrtgerator
25.2 cu. ft., side-by-side, white, $200.
Futon: golf decor, $100. (2) OVD
recorders $25/ea. (904)321-0948
PINE STRAW Convenient on Island -
Sadler Road Premium Long Leaf
$3.50 per bale. 261-8883
WANTED 10 HOMES needing siding,
windows, roofs or sunrooms. Save
hundreds of dollars. No money down.
Payments + All credit accepted. Sen-
lor/911|itary discounts (866)668-8681.
804r Amella Island Hm s
FOR SAI.E BY OWNER Custom
nlome. Must sell. 3ust reduced 35%
from $649,000 to $429,000. Private lot
on Amella Island. 3BR/2.58A, custom
woodwork, master bedroom suite with
walk-in closet, home office, oversize 2-
car garage, porches front and back,
incredible landscaping, (904)556-8581
s 805 eachss
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Waterfront Hornes & Lots Call
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CONDO FOR SALE Stoney Creek
28R/28A,. first floor Call (904)277-
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Amelia Island, FL
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$160,000 MLS 54335 home in Marsh Lakes. $179,000
338/40 TARPON AVE., 5494 Ervin St. Great opportunity on 96209 CAPTAINS POINTE
338/0 Trpo Ave, 5Ple atthe corner of Lewis and Ervin street on RD. Premium residential lot
338/0 Trpo~ve.S~lxathistorical American Beach. This
Main Beach, can be sold sep- so'xils* lot is fenced. Price includes in gated community.
arateju two homes being sold "as is" with the $119,900 MLS#56321
$420,000* MLS#51 366 right to inspect. The homes are present-
ly occupied. Beware of dogs in the yard.
Call for appt. $190,000 MLS#55370
YULEE 86204 Hayley PI. 8490 Alene Road 2007 633 Ocean Ave (houeb i d4
2 bedroom 12 bathac09 sL gt u1Rb nd eA lot. pnrtoeperties. One q arter (1 2)
ock9barn wLSth5wat pwe. $95,000 MLS #56694 $165,000 .MLS#55815.
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B JO~lmo.plus tax.- .el $3lm. Commercial Office Space
Call for details available. 1939 19-19 5. 8TH
no, Lcaterec s 2RIlBA St., $450/mo + tax 6% utilities,
voted #1, in the UI.S
Wide, sady beaches
Basi price Priced to sell.
call 904-868-2150 or
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Ove~r 2000 st on the mash' Imma"culate. wdli-appointed Lnmely 897 st 4/.5 two-story
Concute brlock 4/2 withi hard a n a G i n merrkh
woo~d Geor~f~bns &lrg onu r appliances. magmiiecut cabi- m 216. Great pathi area. backs(
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honi mn quiet Yiukef gchbor
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Beautiful 4/3brick home on 4.1 i
acres \fry close ;o Amella
Island. 1-Acre stocked pond
tnutr & pecani trees on propery.
River & marshi views.
East SR 200 (Comm,; $425 000 Sad Y[Pd Yhy ia
Little Piney island SISC0 000 Sere~ly Lane
Present Tkids Ad For FREE Application
2 Bedroom $60?0/mo
with $99 security; dep~osit
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Blackrock Road 5260;~ 00 M T--d: xse,
Biackrock Road 530.000 Napeague Crrie
SUMMER BEACH VILLAGE Furn.
3SlR'28A. 2-car gar., gated, comma:
pool,. 5 mins tac-h. Rental by day, wk.
LOFTON POINTE HOUSE 3B~i~26RA
- tenus room, garae, fully furnished.
$1300Ano. Call Ana (90)403-1982.
CHARMING 2BR/1BA COTTAGE
Near countown, bamb~oo r7oors, art
glass, sunrooml & front porch.
$900 me. (90-0555-217:
SAINT M(ARYS, GA 459 Cyprlss
Lane 3 2.2l-car garage. sp~lit plan, tvg
f NSLnD eGi$5A ?03 Sea~ar c Ct
SI nclesi~ water. with storage, $4935
123 grt;nSt., ~\Cutst? nlwm emd
ncaeol~ f~rom Ijst 5150 weekly lease
3BR/2BA Ve~ry clean, nearly ncew.
On Island. $850/mo. + deposit. (904)
48R/4.5BA LAKEFRONT HOME In
Foster Ba Opdn iisor plan: Sepaarate
neighborhood. $1800/no. Caul Tffany
(904) 335-0583 For details.
3/1 Like newP, near DT FB, pets ok.
$9150/mo. Amelia Coastal Realty
NEWLY RENOVATED 3BR/2BA
home w/fenced yand, storage, carport,
greenhouse. Centrally located on
iad.alMus 457. 3- $r 1195/mo +
861 Vacation Rentas
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066. C.H. Lasserta,
Realtor, for special rates.
VARIOUS OFFICES 600-1500sf.
2382 Sadler Rd. behind Amella
BUSI ESS &F PROFESSION. Space
Includes janitor, utilities, secure WI-FI
network, parking. Starting @ $1l50/mo.
Current tenancy Includes non-profit,
social services, education & training.
.1303 Jasmine St. (904)583-0058
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vue Great fr rend. rervces, or offie
renFr* 2. I~r)- rer~~4 3 flices recepoon
1 839 5. ath 5L ascLnr to Hudde HousgIe. laco
rglr $1700tmoleaske + ar aL~e aluo ecualdered.
'BSlr.EiNE OPPORTUNTRY Landsaping C. or
!Iurlery Office, gsreeone, shade house wub a
fenced, trriagad outside space for plantl.
Exedient Ivco acnm weks vlubehty
tfrdaird 1941 Otron Or 4690 spIr mncud
Ing ad nonal for Call for more into 261-4066
nia~~~~~~ 28 W-SE.gcor
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pets OK. Yu CHR~r 50x100 Lot.
Rent to owun avail. (90c)501-59 9.
RV RENTALS AVAILABLE in a
campgrrround Weekly or monthly All
utilities & WiFi incSLude. (904)225-
FULLY FURNISHED Cable. &ice 9
Glenn for details (904)548-9707.
ROOM KO 83ENT6 South Fketcher
AT BEACH Eff. $125 wk. IBR inct
cable & all utils, $185 wk/$85j0 mo. +
dep. ALSO 2&8R8 SWMH. starting
$175 wvk/S695 mo. + dep. 261-5034
2BR/2BA VILLA -beautifully
equipped and fully furnished, newly
renovated, 2nd floor overlooking pool,
path to beach. Call (904)993-6006.
GARAGE/STUDIO APARTMENT in
Amelia Park. Full kitchen, private
en2nce. rm smoking s rice a ial
Security deposit required. 277-2680
OCEAN VIEW Luxury 3BR/1BA, tle
floors throughout, W/D, upgraded
appliances. 927 N. Fletcher, upstairs.
$995/mo + dep. (904)386-1005
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0akg )n277 6Nick Deonas Realty, In'c.
835 ELLEN ST, 2BR/1.5BA town-
s 7 Nic Donas2 Rel.Inck( 04
1BR APARTMENT Gum Street.
$600/mo. .+ security deposit & utilities.
Call 261-6776 or 261-6047. *
1 1R N. 3RD ST. DT r-istor 2,20 st,
Sdle I.-40i,00 sf. avail. Pnce
r~c Pareho_-s fror 5600/00-
Cae-mrney j30K OBO Call Phil ~
rehal Coastal Real~ty 904-556-S140
817 Oth~er Areas
MOBILE HOME wid1acrage, reao
spae for the~ prre, 3BR/2BA Serious
o e~rs o~nl, no renters. (850)308-6473.
DPT AOMPANON T000.
AMEY RENTE Bu
*ar Cloe 30 days .
$1500 git card at
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2B5f 2BA APT. Deposis pNo .
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JASMINE PLACE 28R/2BA flat. S-95
irduces lawn. gartage-sewe w\ater &
W';D. Ni~k Deans~ Realt. Inc. (934'
POST OAK APARTMENTS
-\iorcat~e Uvmgn Rent fror j5550
&&;7 for elhigibe pe.ul-rsms fmthe 1 &
2 Becrooms. Pos Oak A~parments
(90-0277-7817. hanolcap A-ccessabe
apartments avadable. 'Thts insjtituton
msan equal g~nr ~ nity rou and
HISTORIC DISTRICT 2BD 184 ~
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ACROSS FROH OCEAN 28 ZGI,
watr & garbagei, $840/mog +as $840 d
dep. Available 2/1. Call 277-27.2
AT THE BEACH Spuacis studio with
private beach access. $650/mo. +
$650 sec. dep. (3004)261-7658
OCEANFRONT GATED CONDO
4BR/48~A w/garage. Appmx. 3800sf
Security dep. .References req'd, 7
month minimum. $1950/mo. Contact
Summer Beach Resort (904)277-0905
3BR/2BA CONDO Ocean Paric. Main
04ac 22ea vn2iew. Long term. Call
OCEANFRONT GATED CONDO -
3BR/2BA, approx. 1200st. Security
dep. References req'd, 7 month
minimum. $1950/mo. Contact Summer
Beach Resort (904)277-0905.
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Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)277-
THE COLONY 2BR/2BA/2-car
garage. $900/mo. Pool & tennis courts.
Svc. animals only. No smoking. Call
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904 556-6861 mEl so r
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I /2 alcre, 3/2 2LK sf, granite,
stanlr-ss, hardwood, covered
bac~k porc~h, immaculately Onlly
..- -.. 214,900 MLS#56i712
474303 E. SR 200
FERNJANDINA BEACH, FL
FURNTSHHET HOMER ON TRT.ANT) CONTIO/TOWNFIOME/AIPA\RTMENTIS
* 631 Tarpon Ave, Unit #6367 (Fernandino Shores) 11718aI 2777 Forest Ridgle Drive, Unit F-7 (Fonat Ridge Condominiums) -
2BR/1.5BA Fully furnished condo only one block from the beach. 2BR/1BA Two blocks from the Bench, enrpeut and vinyl flooring, mini
Community pool. Rent includes sewer and garbage fees. $11715 blindd, playground, barbecue grills, tennis courts and community pool.
* 1542 Lisa Avenue (Te Park Subdivision) 884sf 2BR/2BA Fulyfulr- $750
nished ready for you to begin Florida lifestyle Stainless steel applianuces 1 N. 4th Stroct Apt C (Swan Building)- IBR/1BA Upstairs lunit dowrn-
ocean views, carpet and ceramic tile, mini blinds, cable/satellite TV ready, town on the corner of~lth and Centre Street, across from thopos;1tM ofc$6825
private yard/courtyard, patio/deck, private street and 2car garage $1450 *402 5, 11th Street, Unit C 3BR/1BA Upslairs unit in triplex WID
* 403 Tarpon Avenue #322 (Ocean Park Condominiums) hook ups inside. $795
1432st 2BR/ZBA Community pool, barbecue grills in colmmon area, 18 is ou 21 D/1 nst Idol m ag ll
patr tah omaco, a s/ek blonso ag clst arp : ans
Washer/Dryer, water, sewer, trash, pest control and Association fees are md ptodc.80
included. Home also on Sales Market. $1500 24185 First Avenue, 1085st 20R/1.58A, Thlree story dulplex only one
1373 lan"at dn Pit Dr.u(Pantad nd Po noe a I0ost -G BWH2A bloodk fro Laho lenh it iln Idnezn~l aul Ocan ve frnn Mase
opens to kitchen lanM brakfast no Vaulted ceilings, fireplace, two car bli ds,1 icar carp ont $50 h ooy 10f-ZR ATwhm
Co~ndo, Master bath has jettedl Ilb. Eachl bedroom has its owlnhath, Dningill
SINGLE FAMIIX HOMES ON ISLAND in family room, newr carpet, mlinli blinlds, fimpllace in~ livingl rooml, vaultdl
* 306 S. 15th Street, 1159st 3BR/1BA Centrally located between Dowvnlown and ceili ngs, tennis courts, poo-l and 2cnr garage. 4000
thle lincac, full bath, diumg inl livinlg/gien ruoom, enrpet and cernlnic cil, mim lblindsll 2694~ rorcu IUdge Drive, t.Jnit A-4 (Forost Ridge Condominiuma) -
covered patio/deck, chain link fence and driveway parking. $99.5 3BR/28A T~wo blocks fromt the Bench, full Master bath, enrpet anld vinlyl
* 2100 Belvedere Avenue, 912sf- 2BR/1BA\ Close to hligh school andi mid- flooring, mlini blinds, covered patioldeck, playground, tennlis courts andc
dle school. Ceramic tile and mini blinds, cable/satellite TV anrd high1 speed comnmunitypool. $950
internet ready. Large fenced-in backyard and outside storage. Yard.watering 4800 Westwind Court (The Colony) 1140sf 2BR/2BA Townhlouse
system. New 1-car garage and built-in grill. Available March lst $995 condo full Master bath carpet and vityl flooring, min~i blindsr fireplace ill
192 Srinbrok Rad (gan B~ff ubdvisin) OG~f -4BR2BA living room, tennis courts, cormmunity pool and 2-car garage 6905
Full Master bath, carpet and vinyl floors, cable/satellite TV ready, private *la 3168 Frtw Avnremze 0 rOnst 4br~amcT oi clloiry omte thinrs op n
yard/courtyard with fenced-in back yard and 2-car garage Available dining room,$ closet pantry in kitchen. Walk to the bechcl or B Q! on your
18417 Beach Walker Road (Turtle Dunes Condominiums) 1800st -
SINGLE FAMILY HOMIEy Off ISLAND 2BR/2BA Located on 4th, foor, two Master bathroomsr, ceramic tile and
* 90697 Ridgewood Circle (Lofton Points Subdivision) 1600sf raedd c nnit aod po Wtr se er al ml n ded an rt As
3BR/2BA Master bathroom with separate shower, gardenl tub and double on SalesMarket. Available Fbruary 1st $1005
sinks. Carpet, ceramic and vinyl tile, uini blinds, fireplace in living room,
cable/satellite TV ready, covered patio/deck, playground in common area ~ M L~~~~
and Z-car garage. $1225 Amelia Parke Towne Center Office sipacq 4,500stwill divide
ceramic dile all new appliances, patio/deck andl wood fenced in yrd. $1375 Centmc Syrpet & 4th (Swan Bldg) individual offices
* 85678 Bostwick Wood Drive (North Hampton Subdivision) 2900sf 1799 US HIWY 17 1198st Commecrcial bulilding, $1,500/mo.
4BR/3BA This spacious home has many elegant upgrades. Formal dining Sadlecr Road 625s building on 1 acre lot. $1,500
wireless internet, and basic cable service. Also includes membership at the
Beach Club ofAmelia. Availabic February Ist 61895 Gateway to Amelia Suite 201N, 2 rooms writh total 370sf, includes
utilites+ CAM, $695
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