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PHOTOS BY GARREIT PELICAN/NEWS-LEADER
The Fernandina Beach branch library held its annual "Going On An Egg Hunt" Wednesday morning
in Central Park. Children enjoyed an adventure story, games and egg hunts. Top, Lily Robb, 3, and
Tate Robb, 2, divvy up their loot Above right, Maryonna Power, 1, learned that two eggs are better
than one during her first Easter egg hunt. Above left, from right, Adam Burgess, 8, Nicole Rankowsld,
5, Julian Rankowski, 6, and Nathan Slater, 4, sort through their findings. Easter events, 8A.
Sensors warn when
Two lightning predictor sensors
have been installed at county beach-
es, one at Peters Point and the other
at Burney Park.
According to Jay Gallo of Thor
Guard of Sunrise, the company that
manufactures the sensors, the sys-
tem continuously tracks negative and
positive ions in the atmosphere and
detects when a lightning strike is
going to occur.
Gallo said the Peters Point sen-
sor has horns set up at the Scott Road
beach access and the Burney Park
sensor monitors American Beach.
The Thor Guard system gives a
warning 15-second blast with strobe
lights when a lightning strike is com-
ing close enough to be dangerous
for people in the immediate area, so
they can take shelter. When the dan-
ger .is over, the system gives three
five-second blasts. The system gives
an 8- to 20-minute warning before the
first lightning strike in the area. The
blast can be heard up to 1.2 miles
and is set to be active between 8 a.m.
and 8 p.m.
Lifeguards can also use the sys-
tem manually to warn against sharks
or other dangerous beach conditions,
Nassau County has installed lightning predictor sensors at Peters
Point and Burney Park by Thor Guard, Inc. of Sunrise.
The system has not yet been
installed on city beaches, but is in
use at several other county'parks in
Bryceville, Hilliard and Callahan,
according to Gallo. The county paid
$70,000 to have the system installed
at beach accesses and parks.
Craigslist sex ad
ends in arrest
Targeted school board member
The vice president of the Westside
Republican Club was arrested last
month for impersonating an elected
official after he posted a proposition
for sex in her name on Craigslist.
Curtiss Gilbert Quarrier of Callahan
has been replaced as the GOP club's
vice president and is no longer wel-
come at the Young Republicans Club.
Kimberly Fahlgren of Hilliard, a
Nassau County School Board mem-
ber, was distraught about receiving
lewd and vulgar propositions result-
ing from the bogus ad, police said.
"After the recent posting late one
night, I received dozens and dozens
of texts and telephone calls from mis-
guided individuals seeking to meet me
and some even claiming that they were
already nearby," Fahlgren wrote in a
letter to the Westside Journal last week.
"This was greatly distressing. There
are so many predators on the Internet
and this activity pointed them straight
at me and my family like a loaded gun,"
Quarrier, 23, was arrested March 17
and charged with fraudulent use of
another person's identity without con-
sent. He admitted posting the ad, telling
deputies it was intended as a joke but
had gotten "out of hand."
The ad, placed on the billboard web-
site Craigslist.org on Feb. 8, made
crude references to sex toys and male
genitalia and invited men to contact
Fahlgren. She reported the incident
to the Nassau County Sheriff's Office
on Feb. 9 after sexually explicit mes-
sages started flooding her phone about
11 p.m. the night before. She said some
of the text messages included sexual-
ly explicit photographs.
'This was greatly
distressing. There are so
many predators on the
Internet and this activity
pointed them straight at
me and my family like a
NASSAU COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
MEMBER KIMBERLY FAHLGREN
ThO News-Leader obtained an inci-
dent report detailing Fahlgren's com-
plaint and the arrest report for Quarrier
after a public records request on
Tuesday. Neither report was included
in the routine police documents the
newspaper reviews weekly for its crime
It remains unclear whether the post
was, as Quarrier told deputies, an ill-
advised prank or a political dirty trick.
Fahlgren is a candidate fdr election to
,the school board this year.
"As a mother of small children, I
believe the safety and security of the
home is of paramount importance, and
should be sacred. Bullying, whether
on a playground or in a campaign, is no
laughing matter," Fahlgren wrote in
her letter to the editor. "As a society, we
need to do everything within our capa-
bilities to prevent and promptly address
bullying behavior. Therefore, I report-
ed the activity to law enforcement."
"This type of behavior is very dis-
couraging and only seeks to deter well-
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The city will receive a one-time pay-
ment of $200,000 by June 1 in exchange
for allowing a natural gas pipeline to be
installed in city rights-of-way.
City commissioners at their
Tuesday meeting approved the agree-
ment between the ,eity and
TECO/People's Gas System, along
with Peninsula Pipeline Company, an
affiliate of Florida Public Utilities.
The right-of-way agreement is for a
main high-speed pipeline to deliver nat-
ural gas directly to the RockTenn mill.
The city granted a franchise to FPU
last year to deliver natural gas to resi-
dential and commercial customers
within the city.
According to Interim City Manager
Dave Lott, the $200,000 from the right-
of-way agreement will be deposited in
the city's general fund and commis-
sioners will eventually determine how
the money will be used.
Two main natural gas pipelines will
be installed, according to an email from
Lott. The above-mentioned pipeline
will be buried underground along 11th
Street for high-speed delivery of natu-
ral gas to the RockTenn plant north of
the city. That line will cross under
South Eighth Street along Lime Street
and then turn onto South 11th Street
and go directly along South and North
11th streets to RockTenn.
Another main line will serve com-
mercial customers along Sadler Rgad,
extend south to the Omni Amelia
Island Plantation and go north to the
Crews lay a natural gas pipeline
on Amelia Island Parkway
city. The distribution line for residential
customers will go from South 14th
Street, west along Atlantic Avenue and
downtown along Ash and Alachua
streets, but natural gas from those
pipelines will not be available until next
According to Lott, laying the
pipeline will cause minimal inconven-
ience to residents.
"In the city (FPU) will primarily be
doing directional boring, where they
dig a square hole and then insert the
pipeline and push it underneath the
surface so they don't have to dig up
roadways, driveways, sidewalks, etc.,"
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FRIDAY, APRII O, 2012 NEWS News-Leader
John Stanton Bell
Mr. John Stanton "Stan" Bell, age 54,
passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2012
at Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, Fla.
Born in Atlanta, Ga., Stan was the
youngest of three children born to Dorothy
Oatley Bell and the late Rev. Dr. Wade H.
Bell Jr: His education included Valdosta
High School, BA degree from Montreal
Anderson College, Montreat, N.C., and cul-
minated with a Master of Theology-
Pittsburg Seminary, Pittsburg, Pa. Stan
served thirty years in positions as Youth
Minister for churches in Panama City, Fla.,
Starkville, MS, and Loves Park, IL
In addition to his mother in Fernandina,
Stan is survived by his brother and sister-
in-law, Wade (Hamp) and Pam Bell of
Fernandina Beach, Fla.; sister and Life's
Friend, Martha (Mar'tie) Bell (Harry
Warren); nieces and nephews, Dianna Bell,
Gavin Bell, Katrin Bell, Steven Bell, Jensen
Bell and Kirsten (Robert) Campbell, and
great-nieces; Maddy and Sady Campbell.
A memorial service celebrating Stan's
life will be held on Wednesday, April 11,
2012 at 11:00 A.M. from the First
Presbyterian Church, 9 North 6th Street,
Fernandina Beach, Fla., with Rev. Dr. Doug
Ganyo, Rev. Dr. Bruce Lancaster, and Rev.
James Stanford, Stan's first cousin, offici-
ating. Following the service, he will be laid
.to rest in the church columbarium.
Erernity Funeral Home Nassau
Robert A Boyett
Mr. Robert A. "Bobby" Boyett, 58, of
Waycross died -late Monday night at
Hospice Satilla House after a brief illness.
He was born in New HanOver County,
North Carolina to the late Quenton Asbury
Boyett and Lenora Louise Brown Boyett.
Bobby had made Waycross his home for
most of his life. He was a cabinetmaker,
most recently working for Jamestown
Cabinets. Bobby was a very accomplished
musician who had the ability to play numer-
ous instruments. His favorite instrument to
play was the guitar. He loved to listen to
music, especially rock-n-roll and sit down
with his guitar and write songs. Outside of
music, Bobby loved to fish.
Bobby is survived by his faithful long-
time companion, Lynda Cribb of Kennesaw,
Georgia, two step-daughters, Danlyn
Mulkey and her husband Chad of
Waycross, Celeste Braddy of Waycross,
three step-grandchildren, Mia Roberts,
Dylan Mulkey, D)alton Mulkey, his brothers
and sister, Jerry Boyelt and his wife Donna
of Fernandina Beach, Florida, Beth
Steverson and her husband Thimlny of
Waycross, Glenn Boyett and his wife Alesia
of Waycross and numerous nieces, nephews
and other relatives.
A memorial service celebrating the life
of Robert A. "Bobby" Boyett was held at
7:30 p.m. Thursday evening in the Miles-
Odum Funeral Home Chapel. The family
received friends beginning at 6 p.m. on
Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to
Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way,
Waycross, Georgia 31501, or to Kingdom
Care, 800 Beacon Street, Waycross, Georgia
Sympathy may be expressed by sign-
ing online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home. Waycross. Ga.
James Barry Sellers Jr.
In the early morning hours, on Tuesday,
April 3, 2012, Mr. James Barry "Shay"
Sellers, Jr., age 46, completed.his course
and heard the words "Well Done Good and
Faithful Servant". With cherished family by
his side his earthly body gave tp the almost
four-year battle with Melanoma as he
entered the gates to be with his Lord.
Born in Macon, GA on
November 25,1965, he was
one of four children born to
I James.B. and M. Crockett
Rader Sellers. In the late
S 1970s and early 1980s his
family lived in Birmingham,
AL. Shay graduated from
the First Presbyterian Day School of Macon
in 1984. He attended the University of
Georgia where he obtained his Bachelor of
Arts Degree in Economics and an addi-
tional Major in French in 1989. He attend-
ed the Universite' D'Avignon in Avignon,
France from 1987 to 1988.
Since 2000, Shay has been the Owner
and President of Minerex International
and Affiliated Companies. He served on
the Board of the MedCen Foundation in
Macon as well as the Boys and Girls Club
of America for over ten years where he
received the National Service to Youth
While living in Macon, he and his fam-
ily were members of Ingleside Baptist
Church. In October of 1996, he married, his
God chosen life-partner, Allison Anderson
Caldwell. They began their life together
in Macon and increased their family's size
as they were blessed with two daughters
and a son.
In August of 2006, Shay brought his
family to Amelia Island, FL; continuing to
grow his company while remaining the
ever incredible and devoted husband and
father. After settling at the beach, the Sellers
family aligned themselves with The Journey
Church where Shay served on the Senior
He leaves behind, his wife that will cher-
ish his memory forever, Allison Caldwell
Sellers, their two daughters, Sarah
Anderson Sellers and' Carson Caldwell
Sellers and their son, James Barry Sellers,
III, all of Amelia Island, FL, his parents,
Mr. and Mrs.. James B. Sellers of Macon,
GA, a sister, Margaret Sellers Elliott
(Bruce), Macon, GA, a brother, Rader Johns
Sellers (Kate), Macon, GA, a sister, Crockett
Sellers Miller (Travis), Columbus, GA, his
father and mother in law, Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Grady Caldwell of Amelia Island
and an untold countless number of devot-
ed and cherished friends.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 am
on Thursday, April 5, 2012 from the grave-
side in Bosque Bello Cemetery in Fernan-
dina Beach on Amelia Island, FL with Pastor
Daryl Bellar of The Journey Church, offi-
ciating. Memorial services will be held at
11:00 am on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at the
Ingleside Baptist Church in Macon with
Dr. Tim McCoy, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contribu-
tions may be made to The Journey Church
Building Fund, 869 Sadler Road,
Fernandina Beach, FL.
Please share his life story at www.oxley-
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
James "Jimmy" Papa Johns, age 63,
of Nahunta, Ga., died on Tuesday, April 3,
2012. Graveside funeral services will be
held at 11 a.m. today in Chester Cemetery
Green Pine Funeral Home
Nathaniel Robinson, age 49, of
Fernandina Beach died on Friday, March
I.E Fralin & Sons Funeral
& Cremation Services. Jacksonville
Community Hospice seeks volunteers
Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida has volunteer
opportunities available that help
improve the quality of life of
patients and families living in
are needed to visit patients in
their homes, in long-term care
or assisted living facilities, or at
one of the five inpatient 'care
centers Community Hospice
For people who enjoy
working with children volun-
leers can choose to work with
children and teenagers at Camp
Healing Powers, a therapeutic
weekend camp that is held twice
Visit pediatric patients and
their families by volunteering
with Community PedsCare, the
pediatric palliative and hospice
program for children with life-
limiting and life-threatening con-
Dog owners can volunteer
to become part o.f the
Community Hospice pet thera-
py program and visit patients or
participate in community events.
Volunteers are needed to
assist with clerical and admin-
Morn, on April 9, 2011 our Lord
called you home. We could see
your pain, but our Lord could
feel your pain; we could see
that your were tired but our
Lord could feel your tiredness;
we are selfish and wanted to
keep you with us but our Lord
needed another special angel.
You said not he sad, but our
tears still flow, our hearts still
ache wanting one more day, our
arms ache for one more hug
and we long to hear your laugh
ne more time.
We love you & miss you,
Your loving children,
Volunteers help out at a
variety of exciting events that
support Community Hospice
The Community Hospice
Volunteer Services department
works closely with all volunteers
to provide appropriate training
and make sure that their talents
and skills are matched with cur-
rent needs in the best way pos-
Whether you offer compan-
ionship and a listening ear to
patients and family members,
help with clerical work, or assist
at fundraising events, there's a
volunteer opportunity for every-
The easiest and most con-
venient way -to become "a
Community Hospice volunteer
is to visit c6mmunityhospice.
corn and click on the For
Donors & Volunteers tab, or call
(904) 407-5011 for information.
Established in 1979, Com-
munity Hospice of Northeast
Florida serves residents of
Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and
St. Johns counties. Each day,
850 employees and 750 volun-
teers help 1,200 patients and
their families live better with
advanced illness. The organiza-
tion is committed to improving
the quality of life for patients
and their families and to be the
compassionate guide for end-of-
life care in the local community.
No one is ever denied care due
to an inability to pay. Visit com-
511 Ash Street.
Fernandina Beach. FL 32034
(904) 261-3696 Fax 261-3698
Website for email addresses:
Office hours are 8:30 am. to 5:00 pm. Monday through Friday
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Beach, FL 32034. Perodicals postage paid at Fernandina Beach, Fla. (USPS
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responsibility for typographical errors in advertising. When notified promptly, the
part of the advertisement in which the typographical error appears will be reprint-
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reserves the right to correctly classify, edit or delete any objectionable wording or
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it is determined that the advertisement or any part thereof is contrary to the gen-
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Mail in-Nassau County ........ . .... ... .$39.00
Mail out of Nassau County ................. $65.00
Monday, 5 p.m.
Letters to the editor:
Monday, 12 p.m.
Monday, 5 p.m.
People and Places:
Thursday, 3 p.m.
CNI ,,'". s
Classified Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m.'
Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m.
Legal Notices: Friday, noon
Retail Advertising: Friday, 3 p.m.
Classified Ads: Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.
Classified Display: Tuesday, 5 p.m.
Retail Advertising: Tuesday, 3 p.m.
Monday holidays will move the
Classified deadline to Friday at 5 p.m
The Sons of American
Legion will host a cookout on
April 7 starting at 11 a.m. at
American Legion Post 54,
626 S. Third St., Fernandina
Beach. Enjoy pulled pork
and sides for a $10 donation.
All are welcome.
Local AARP Chapter 4608
will meet April 10 at 1 p.m. at
the Council on Aging (across
from Baptist Medical Center
Nassau). Members will dis-
cuss AARP issues at the
national and state level as
well as members' views on
current local business. Guest
speaker Mayor Arlene
Filkoff of Fernandina Beach
will give the latest infoi'ma-
tion on city issues and plans
for the near future. All mem-
bers and guests are invited.
There will be a question and
answer session. For informa-
tion call John at 277-2143.
-Beginner bridge lessons
start April 10 from 2:30-4:40
p.m. and meet two hours
each week for nine weeks.
Second-level lessons start
April 11 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
and meet two hours each
week for nine weeks. Even-
ing lessons are available
starting April 11 from 7-9
p.m. meeting two hours once
a week for nine weeks. Con-
tact Nassau Bridge at (904)
900-8481 for information.
The Books Plus Book
Club will meet at 7 p.m. April
10 at the store, 107 Centre
St. It is reading The Hunger
Games. All are welcome. Call
Florida's Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Program needs
volunteers to join its corps of
advocates who protect the.
rights of elders residing in
nursing homes, assisted liv-
ing facilities and adult family
care homes. The program's
local council is seeking addi-
tional volunteers to identify,
investigate and resolve resi-
dents' concerns. Special
training and certification is
provided. To learn more call
(904) 391-3942 or toll-free
(888) 831-0404. Visit
The local council will
meet April 10 at in the
room, 4160 Woodcock Drive
(Bldg. 2800), second floor,
Jacksonville, (904) 391-3942,
to discuss current activities
and take public comment
about long-term care facility
The open session begins
at 10 a.m. Concerned citizens
and those interested in vol-
unteering are welcome to
Nassau Humane Society
will host a Pet Fair on April
14 from 1-4 p.m. at the
Martin Luther King Jr.
Recreation Center, 1200 Elm
St. Enjoy Country Boyz
BBQ, a bounce house,
Goliath K9 Dog Training;
kids activities, music,
spay/neuter sign-up and
rabies shots from 2-3:30 p.m..
Bring your pets and family
for an afternoon of fun.
The Peck Alumni
Association has extended its
membership to the commu-
nity and asks anyone in the
community to join, regard-
less of age or school affilia-
tion. The group seeks ideas
and suggestions for planning
activities, events, committees
and future reunions that will
continue the legacy of Peck
All are welcome to the
next meeting on April 14 at
noon at the Peck Reception
Room. If you are unable to
attend, but are truly interest-
ed in joining, contact
,Louryne Spaulding, 583-
3085, Vernetta Spaulding,
583-1569, or any other associ-
A "Certified Basic Pistol
and Advanced Defensive
Tactics and How Not to Go
To Jail Course" will be
offered April 14 from 7:45
a.m.-5 p.m. in Nassau
,County. Call Gary Belson at
491-8358 for information.
Applications are now
being accepting for the annu-
al Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp
Festival Pirate Parade, spon-
sored by The Residence Inn
Amelia Island, May 3 at 6
p.m. on Centre Street.
Deadline is April 16.
Applications are available at
The Residence Inn Amelia
Island, 2301 Sadler Road,
Amelia Island Convention &
Visitors Bureau, 102 Centre
St. (Depot) or AIFBY
Chamber of Commerce in
Gateway Center. Fo'r infor-
mation contact Desiree
Dinkel at 261-7.562 or 415-
0952 or 4info@shrimpfesti-
Join Baby and Me (a
Healthy Start parenting sup-
port group) the third
Wednesday of each month
from 10-11:30 a.m. at Yulee
United Methodist Church,
86003 Christian Way. Call
548-1810, ext. 5272 for infor-
mation. Remaining dates are
April 18; May 16, June 20,
July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19,
Oct. 17, Nov. 21 and Dec. 19.
The Yummy Mummy
Club (a Healthy Start breast-
feeding support group)
meets the first Wednesday of
each month from 10-11:30
a.m. at the Nassau County
Administration Building, 30
S. Fourth St., Fernandina
Beach. Call 548-1810, ext.
5272 for information.
Remaining dates are May 2,
June 6, July 11 (second
Wednesday due to the holi-
day), Aug. 1, Sept. 5, Oct. 3,
Nov. 7 and Dec. 5.
The Alzheimer's Associa-
tion Caregiver Support
Group for Nassau County
meets the third Thursday of
each month from 1-2 p.m. at
the Council on Aging, 1367
South 18th St. At the meeting
on April 19, Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders
(SHINE) counselor Arlyse
McDowell will speak and
then answer questions about
Medicare and Medicaid from
2-3 p.m. The meeting is open
to the public and everyone
who has an interest is invited
to attend. For information
contact Debra Dombkowski
at 261-0701 or Ashley Krites
Eastern Star event
Fernandina Chapter #55
Order of The Eastern Star
will celebrate its 100th
anniversary on April 29 at 2
p.m. If you are a descendant
of a Past Matron or Past
Patron of Fernandina
Chapter #55, please use the
contact number to reserve
your seat in their honor. Call
The Mayport Council
Navy League of the United
States will host a "Battle of
Dinner" on June 9 at the
Renaissance Resort at World
Golf Village. Cocktails begin
at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. ,
Reserved seating. All are
Tickets are: Active Duty
E-6 and below, $25; E-7 to 03,
$35; 04 to 05, $45:; 06 and
above, civilians and retirees,
$60. Tickets available from
the Navy League Mayport,
Bob Price, (904) 246-9982,
photos and more information
Special room rates are avail-
able by calling the resort at
Five Duke University co-eds returning from a
spring break trip in south Florida were killed in a
three-way accident on US 17 north of Yulee.
April 5, 1962
Gov. Bob Martinez was optimistic Florida was
the lead southeastern U.S. candidate for a $4 bil-
lion federal atomn smasher project.
April 9, 1987
MaVynee Betsch; the "Beach lady," watched
as a wrecking truck hauled away the RV that for
years had housed her black history museum at
April 5. 2002
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public
Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday. April 17,
2012 at 6:00 PM in the City Commission
Chambers, 204 Ash Street Fernandina Beach,
Florida to consider the following application:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMIS-
SION OF THE CITY OF FERNANDINA
BEACH, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE
TERMS OF THE FOREST RIDGE VILLAGE
PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT (PUD) TO
PERMIT RESORT RENTALS WITHIN THE
104 RESIDENTIAL UNITS; FOR PARCEL #
00-00-31-128R-A000-0000 CONSISTING OF
9.98 ACRES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABIL-
ITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
the advisability of any action, which may be considered. Any
UPON WHIC E APPEA. IS TO BE BASED.
Interested papplicaties may appear at said hearing and be heard as tohe
the advisability of any action, which may be considered. Anyo
persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to
participate in this program or activity should contact 277-7305,
TTY 277-7399, (TTY number for all City offices) or through
the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771 at least 24 hours
in advance to request such accommodation.
IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION
MADE BY THE BOARD/COMMISSION WITH RESPECT
TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH HEARING,
S/HE WILL NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH
RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.
Copies of the applications may be inspected in the office of the
City Clerk, City Hall, 204 Ash Street, between the hours of
8:00 AM 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. For information
on the application, please contact the Staff of the City Clerk's
Office at 277-7305.
FRIDAY, ARil. 6,2012 NEWS News-Leader
District urges water conservation
lPALATKA With rainfall
significantly below normal
across north and( east-central
Florida, the St. Johns River
Water Managemenit District is
reminding water users about
the heightened importance of
water conservation and land-
scape irrigation restrictions.
Record low glroniIl(watC I'
and sur face water levels are
occurring across Northeast
Florida. where rainfall deficits
for the past 12 months exceed
20 inches in some areas. In cen-
tral Florida, rainfall also is
below normal and surface and
groundwater levels are gener-
ally below average.
The Dl)istrict expects water
levels to remain low through-
out spring and early summer if
only average or below-average
rainfall occurs. IA)W ground1
water levels can pose pressureL
and saltwater intrusion prob-
lems for water supply utilities
and also can affect the ability of
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meaning citizens, especially
women, from seeking public
office," Fahlgren wrote. "This
will be my only comment on
this matter. Each time it is
brought up, it causes me great
Quarrier resigned as vice
president of the Westside
Republican Club after his
arrest, and a new vice presi-
dent was elected Tuesday,
club President Jeannie Sasser
said. "He's not an active mem-
ber any longer," Sasser said
Quarrier also had attend-
ed a couple of meetings of the
Nassau County chapter of
Young Republicans prior to his
arrest, but that club's presi-
dent, Justinl Taylor, said
Quarrier was not a member.
"I am very disappointed in
Mr. Quarrier's actions," Taylor
said. "The Nassau Young
Republicans do not condone
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Lott wrote in an email.
Iott said the city also will
receive a six percent franchise
fee for natural gas sold to res-
idential and commercial cus-
tomers, an amount that will be
listed on 'ustomner bills.
"It is expected that the pri-
mary users (of natural gas)
will be commercial properties
private sel f-supply wells to pro-
More than half of Florida's
residential water use typically
occurs outdoors. Mandatory
watering restrictions (http://
strictions) are in place through-
out the year within the
District's 18-county region to
ensure the efficient use of
water for lawn and landscape
irrigation. Coin-ciding with the
return to daylight saving time
on March 11, landscape irri-
gation is currently allowed no
more than two designated days
a week, and only before 10 a.m.
or after 4 1)p.m.
The District encourages
or approve of his behavior. We
strive to ensure a full
Republican slate and harming
an elected official is not with-
in our moral values."
Quarrier spoke with Taylor
briefly before his arrest
became public and informed
him vaguely of the incident.
While he declined to specu-
late, Taylor said his first
thought after learning of thy
Craigslist posting was that it
might have been politically
Deputies a-rested Quarrier
at his Artesian Boulevard res-
idence March 17 after they
subpoenaed Craigslist.org for
information behind the,ad,
which revealed the suspect
had used Quarrier's email
address and phone number.
Fahlgren was appointed to
the Nassau County School
Board seat Sept. 2 by Gov. Rick
Scott after longtime board
member Jim Adams resigned.
and residences that currently
use propane gas," Lott wrote.
"The conversion to natural gas
is fairly inexpensive. Existing
residences that use electricity
for their heating/cooking
needs will generally not switch
since a conversion would re-
quire re-plumbing their house
with gas lines as well as a
switch-out of their appliances."
hom leowners and businesses
to conserve when possible and
to save water by irrigating only
when lawns or landscapes
show signs of stress from lack
Conservation is among the
District's most important strate-
gies to help meet Florida's
water supply needs and is espe-
cially important when drought
conditions are present.
To encourage awareness
about the importance of water
conservation, the District's
Governing Board and other
public entities have recently
approved proclamations des-
ignating April as Water
Free tax filing help
VITA (Volunteer Income 1-5 p.m., through Thursday.
Tax Assistance) provides fiee Call 277-7365. Walk-ins OK.
income tax filing assistance Appointments at (he
for the low- to moderate- Peck Center, 516 South 10th
income and elderly. For St., are Wednesdays from 4-7
appointments at the Atlantic p.m. in the reception roonl,
Rec Center and the Peck through Wednesday. Call 277-
Center call the library at 277- 7365. Walk-ins OK.
7365. Bring photo ID), your WorkSource, 96042.
2010 tax return and all 2011 Lofton Square Court, Yulee,
tax documents such as W-2s, provides assistance Tuesday-
1099s and SSA-1099s. VITA Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.,
cannot work from year-end through Thursday. Call 432-
documents. 0009, ext. 2660 for a reserva-
Appointments at the Rec ion.
Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave., are'
Tuesday and Thursdays from [AMELIA ISLANC
South 6th Street
Participants in each block
From Date Street
to Centre Street
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POLITICS IN BRIEF
Record low groundwater and surface
water levels are occurring across
Like hollmeowners, water
supply permit holders are also
required to use water effi-
ciently. Water supply utilities,
golf courses and plant nurs-
eries have specific restrictions
associated with (their permits.
The I)istrict also encourages
the use of reclaimed water and
storm water to conserve
Visit the District's special
web page (floridaswater.com/
facts/dryweather) for more
information about drought con-
ditions and water conservation.
The District is responsible
for managing groundwater and
surface water resources in all
or part of 18 counties inl
Northeast and east-central
Florida, including Alachua,
Baker, Bradford, Brevard, Clay,
Duval, Flagler, Indian River,
Like, Marion, Nassau,
Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola,
Putnam, St. Johns, Seminole
and Volusia counties.
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Nassau Patriots Tea Party
will present David.Beamer,
father of Todd "Let's Roll"
Beamer, who rallied fellow
passengers to fight back
against the terrorist'hijackers
of United Airlines Flight 93 on
9/11. Beamer will discuss
"The State of the Republic ...
10 years after 9/11."-
David Beamer and his wife
Peggy, became reluctant pub-
lic figures after the plane
crashed in a field in Shanks-
ville, Pa., that took his son's
The meeting is scheduled
from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday
at the Fernandina Beach
Police Department Training
Room. This is a departure
from the regular First Satur-
day gathering place at Mur-
ray's Grill in Yulee in order to
handle a larger crowd.
Democrats to meet
The Nassau County
Democratic Executive Com-
mittee will meet Thursday at 7
p.m. at Democratic Headquar-
ters, Eighth and Date streets.
All registered Democrats are
invited to attend.
The Federated Republican
Women' of Nassau County will
have their monthly meeting
on April 13 at the Golf Club of
Amelia Island. Guest speaker
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for the monthly meeting will
be Congressman Ander Cren-
shaw. The social will be held
at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting
will begin at 11:45 a.m.
Currently in his sixth term
representing a district that
stretches from Jacksonville to
Tallahassee, Crenshaw is a
member of the House Appro-
priations Committee where he
recently was appointed to the
Contact Gail Biondi at
GJBiondi@comcast.net or 261-
8793 by Tuesday'with your
reservation. Cost of the lunch-
eon is $20.
The Liberty. Dwellers
announced an April 13 meet
and greet for the public with
candidates running for local
offices. Candidates for sheriff,
school board and county com-
missioner will be on hand to
discuss the issues in the audi-
torium at the Atlantic Avenue
The casual event will start
at 6 p.m. and will lead up to an
address by Rebecca Odell
Townsend, a constitutional
law attorney speaking about
the constitution and what it
means today at 7 p.m. O'Dell
is an appellate attorney who
practices before the U.S.
Supreme Court and other fed-
eral and state appellate courts.
The. event is free and open
to the public. There will be a
silent auction and refresh-
ments will also be available.
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through 17 in the shopping
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The after-school program
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Students are picked up from
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"Our center is monitored
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security system. Our employ-
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Vibe will also be open on all
school holidays, allowing
school-age children a place to
hang out. During the
summer, we will have a sum-
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rooms in which students may
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Board games are available for
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while you still can
A minority of fanatics are
trying to force their view-
points on the majority, and
sadly it is happening in too
many cases. As a preface to
this column, let me say that in
our country you have the
right to embrace religion, tra-
ditions or beliefs. Just as rele-
vant, you are not forced to do
so. What it boils down to is
respect for one another, an
eroding concept with self-
righteous individuals trying to
impose on the majority.
The motivation for this col-
un starts with my two col-
lege-age children. The one
attending a public institution
gets no time off for Easter.
The other school,.a private
college, allows for Good
Friday and Easter Monday off.
The genesis of our political
correctness is all too often our
colleges and universities.
What gives academics the
authority to decide what is
acceptable when religion is in
Let's get back to respect. If
higher education respects
rEFFER'S trouble is the
. CORNER tail is wag-
ging the dog
more and '
Rick Keffer more. T'ime-
team mascots are under fire
from the fringe minority
under the guise of some silly
arguments. Where is a line
going to be drawn? Why is the
positive majority being
imposed on by a negative
Colleges are one discus-
sion and the workplace will be
another. I now hear that all
Christian and Jewish holidays
are basically being unrecog-
nized by a major employer,
with the exception of
Christmas. This is where
VIEWPOINT/ERNIE STUCKEY/FAMILY DRIVEN SOF BALL LEAGUE
More than a game
things will hit the fan. How
about Thanksgiving being a
regular workday for all of us?
Sounds crazy, doesn't it? We
shouldn't take anything for
granted with the environment
we have allowed to evolve.
Political correctness is a lever-
age tool that has been manipu-
lated right in plain view. It is
time to get it under control.
Now to the more positive.
Don't you love Easter? Spring
is upon us in most of the coun-
try and the blooming of
nature is an annual favorite for
many. Bright colors emerge
from the closet, replacing the
winter wardrobe, which is
darker and less vibrant. Do I
dare mention the scene on
Easter Sunday, witlf families at
church all decked out for the
occasion? Yes, I should say
church. Brunch could have
Seen substituted for church,
but it is not the same. Enjoy
Easter and all other religious
holidays or traditions you hold
dear. They are part of what
makes us Americans and
worth fighting for. Happy
Rick Keffer owns and oper-
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Jeep in Yulee. He invites ques-
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In i the difficult limes we
live in one can easily get
caught up in the many
discouraging motives of
a world where there seems
to be no chance of recovery
from moral decay.
Discouragement can range
from the constant rising food
and gas prices or even a sex-
ually provocative TV com-
mercial where you find your-
self wishing your child was
in another room. With the
millions of dollars being
spent on antidepressants and
pornography it takes no
genius to figure out where
America'is headed today.
The truth is no govern-
ment program or doctor's
prescription or even locking
your child' away from the
world can change the cur-
rent direction of the society
we live in. Change will only
come when we as a people
realize who is directly
responsible for the out of
control "got to have it now"
lifestyle we have created for
ourselves. And when we are
done looking in the mirror
we must take responsibility
for the fact that we are the
victims of our own creation.
The only way to stop the
decay of our community
must begin with us taking
responsibility for our own
actions. We must have a
heart change and second we
must change the hearts with-
in our very homes. Only then
can we begin to make a dif-
ference in our community.
There are some who
believe there will be a day
when our very community
will be in desperate need of
help. Help ranging from the
need for food or a way out
froni personal addictions or
to even spiritual in nature.
Many years ago, before gov-
ernment welfare, it was the
church that came to the res-
cue of those who were in
need. And even today it is
the church that picks up the
pieces of a broken life and
provides food, clothing and
sometimes even a place to
stay for those who have
slipped through the cracks of
But who is the church?
The church is not a building
or a particular denomination
but rather a people who have
found hope in a Savior and
have chosen to follow Him.
The churches are the hands
and feet of this Savior, tend-
ing to the needs of a commu-
nity that through their
actions the hopeless might
see what true love really is.
There most certainly will be
a day when our community
will be in desperate need
Many of these people who
are the hands and feet of this
Savior can be found every
Saturday at the softball fields
located on Old Nassauville
Road. Each Saturday you will
find 14 teams participating in
fellowship and a friendly
game of softball. Although
the 14 teams wear jerseys
representing nine different
churches, the fact is there
are 15 different churches
represented from Hillard,
Jacksonville, Yulee and
Through the Family
Driven Softball League a con-
nection has been made with
these people who come from
There are some who believe
the reason why the FDSL
was placed in our community
was because of this very
need that will be realized in
the near future. But until that
time, the FI)SL remains in
constant bonding mood. On
a recent Saturday a gentle-
man who has no affiliation
with a church walked up to
me and began a conversa-
tionr. This man who has not
missed a game this season
and actually does not even
care about softball said, "The
reason I come here to watch
the games is because when
I'm here I feel the presence
of God and because of what I
see in terms of the love and
fellowship that is demonstrat-
ed on the field I will attend
church tomorrow for the first
time in years." He went on to
say that he needed the same
type of love the members of
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bers also continue to minis-
ter to one another. Last week
a gentleman who never
attended church went to a
barbecue, met a preacher
and his family and was
encouraged to attend church
the next day. By no one's
fault the alarm clock in the
gentleman's home was not
changed to Daylight Saving
Time. Needless to say he
overslept and missed the
opportunity to attend church
for the first time. Later that.
day the gentleman was
involved in a fatal accident.
At 'the FDSL games last
Saturday it was learned the
preacher who had invited the
gentleman to church would
be officiating his funeral later
that day. Christians from dif-
ferent denominations hud-
dled for prayer around the
Each week we have the
privilege of posting the .
results from our league's
games. But there is some-
thing much more important
than a game. And when we
place our faith in this Savior,
we believe our community
can have a heart change. It is
amazing how you can be
used when you are willing to
be the hands and the feet of
this Savior named Jesus. A
few weeks ago there were
plans to play a men's tourna-
ment on Easter Saturday at ,
.the softball grounds of
Springhill. There were only
four teams who had respond-
ed to play. Then an idea
arose to use the tournament
money raised in the conces-
sion stand for a Christian
who was trying to fund her
mission trip to Ethiopia. The
FDSL board of directors
voted to donate half of the
tournament earnings from
the registration fee f(or the
mission trip. Last report
there was a waiting list of
teams who want to partici-
pate in the Easter tourna-
I wonder if we put God
back in our schools how
wonderful the results could
ar more infienmation on the
Family Driven Softball League
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President Ernie Stuckey at 261-
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Taking a b
In just a few days, I will join the ranks of
the voluntary unemplloymlent force. Done.
Finite. Sayonara and goodbye. The
moment I have dreamed about, schemed
about and walked lthe floor over is at hand. I'm
Can you tell how giddy I am?
I started planning my retirement late last.
summer and finally got around to telling peo-
ple sometime last fall. Since then, I can't tell
you how many people have asked me, "Sooo,
are you retired yet?" Not yet, was my standard
reply, but my day isn't far off.
There's more to the retirement process
than clearing out your desk, getting the old
pocket watch and clocking out for the last
time. You have to consider the finances of it
and how you're going to live off what's
become known in the lingua franca as a "fixed
income." That said, even if your income is
fixed at a pretty good rate, there won't be any
more raises or bonuses. And that being said,
you have to figure out, OK, now how am I
going to adjust my standard of living so that I
don't get pinched too hard, yet still get to do
many of the things I like to do. And then
there's medical and life insurance to consider,
not to mention your 401(k) or other savings
and how you plan to use it in your retirement.
The checklist goes on and on and I spent
months making like a pilot walking around his
plane to make sure there wasn't something I
forgot before I started the engine and lifted off
the runway. The thing that scared me most
ow, making an exit
were those horror stories
-' about people who didn't stop
f 'M to consider A or B after the
going away party ended and
.,' (he first rocky patches of
.1 retirement and I'm sure
there'll be some began.
.'^.I 1 know my retirement spe-
cialists will be happy to see
me go because I've probably
CUP OF bugged them to the point of
JOE distraction with telephone
.... calls, voice mails and emails.
I've even asked a couple of
SJoe Palmer them to talk with my wife and
answer her questions
because she's more detail-oriented than I am
in most financial matters. They've done such a
good job that they all deserve raises and pro-
motions in my book.
There are a few things I will miss about my
career. I've made some good friends over the
years that I likely will lose track of eventually.
We all have good intentions and we really
mean to stay in touch. But the reality is that it
doesn't happen many times and the friends we
made as newbies on the job fade like our
youth. I'll miss the excitement of that special
lj1 ci ilhail comes along now and then. You
know, lhe one that gets you all pumped up and
ready to slay dragons barehanded.
But there are a whole lot of things I won't
miss. Please allow me to enumerate a few:
-The nearly 70-mile roundtrip drive between
my house and my soon to be former office.
Goodbye road ragers and traffic jams.
Getting up at the crack of dawn to make
that drive. Yuck!
All the cakes and goodies my nice cowork-
ers bring to work. Between that and not going
out to lunch each day, maybe I can finally lose
some weight. Left to my own devices, I could
survive off a bean burrito and a glass of tea for
Weeks too long; weekends too short; the
ratcheting sound of my alarm clock and know-
ing I gotta do it all over again the next day.
Folks say I'll get bored. Nonsense. I have
an old sailboat that needs remodeling, the sec-
ond draft of my first novel to write and a mas-
sive yard project to tackle. I need to add four
feet to my deck. Being in the Fernandina
Pirates Club, I can now play pirate anytime I
wish during the day. !I have a young grandson
and granddaughter to entertain and spoil and
the last time I checked, my favorite fishing
spot on the beach was still churning out nice
catches of whiting and pompano all spring and
summer. It just ain't American to get bored
I've always wanted to do some volunteer
work in the community and now I'll have the
One piece of advice to aspiring retirees.
Don't announce it too soon. Folk will bug you
to death. But boy, when it comes, it sure feels
good to gloat a little.
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
Just some information for dog own-
ers, just in case you aren't aware:
1) Dogs can feel the hot pave-
ment/sand on their paws, so please,
think twice before you take them to
Shrimp Fest this year. The sun is beat-
ing down on their backs, and the pave-
ment is burning their paws, it can't be
fun for them.
2) Even though it may still be cool
in the morning it gets hot really fast, so
please, don't take them shopping with
you just to leave them locked in the car.
Doesn't matter if windows are cracked
or not. It's never OK. Especially little
dogs like pugs and shih tzu's. They
do not sit quietly waiting for you. They
go back and forth getting hotter. Leave
them home and take them for a ride
when you return.
3) If your dog stays outside in a
kennel, or yard, by himself, chances
are he is barking a lot because he
is bored and lonely and worried about
you. Give him something to chew on.
Go by the grocery store and pick him
up a bone. It will keep him happy, and
your neighbors too, I'm sure.
On behalf of your dog, thank you.
Though I am not a Roman Catholic
the letter ("Religious freedom," March
30) deeply disturbs me. He prefaces his
remarks with innuendo heavily laced
with sarcasm. He then goes on to quote
what he calls "facts." Which as it turns
out are incorrect.
First, the Catholic Church was not
given an exemption. Instead, it was
granted an extension for church-owned
organizations to comply with the law
until August 2013.
He seems to hold a deep abiding
resentment to all religions based on
remarks in his letter. His comment
about the Pope being a member of the
Hitler Youth is true, however he leaves
out a very salient point. Following his
14th birthday in 1941, Joseph Aloisius
Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) was
conscripted into the Hitler Youth.
Membership was required by law for
all- 14-year-old German boys after
December 1939. He also overlooks, ori
fails to say, that he refused to attend
meetings, and was punished for this
refusal. The fact that he even brought
up the Hitler Youth point lends cre-
dence to the fact that the letter is full
of anti-religion bias.
I find this statement to be a broad
over-reach of the Catholic Doctrine on
"Natural Law": "... Catholic doctrine in
regard to sex. He would find that it is
only for.procreation, and if you happen
to enjoy it, you are committing a sin!"
Simplest way to answer that is by say-
ing, "not true." While it is true that the
church looks on sex as a means of pro-
creation, it also allows couples to use
the rhythm method of contraception,
ergo, sex is allowed knowing no child
will be conceived. There are much
longer and detailed explanations, but a
letter such as this does not lend itself
to such a dissertation.
The balance of the letter does not
merit a response.
Robert T. White
The News-Leader elected to publish
"Religious Ireedom" in the Mdrch 30
edition. Rather than debate the issues
raised in that letter, I might suggest
that the News-Leader editorial staff
more carefully consider where the line
should be drawn between freedom of
speech and what is clearly an offen-
sive and aimless anti-Catholic rant. In
your mission statement, you include
the line that you "... believe that strong
newspapers build strong communi-
ties." Perhaps someone on your staff
could write a short article explaining
how it is that publishing letters like
the one cited above serves to build
our sense of community here in
Fernandina Beach. I'm just not seeing
One particular element in the letter,
however, does warrant some comment.
For some unclear reason, the writer
parenthetically notes that Pope
Benedict was a member of the Hitler
Youth. I had the very moving experi-
ence df walking Omaha Beach in
France just last month, an experience
made more poignant by the fact that
my father participated in the D-Day
invasion. In the vicinity, there is a
German memorial cemetery, as well.
The average age of the Germans killed
was in their teeos with some as young
as 14 years old. Those young boys,
like our current Pope, were con-
scripted members of the Hitler Youth
and victims in their own right. Maybe
it's time for some degree of forgive-
ness and consideration of all who were
victims during one of mankind's dark-
I would suggest that those who
appear to be uninformed educate them-
selves concerning Agenda 21. This
was entirely appropriate for the front
page (4f the News-Leader (March 23).
The public needs to be informed.
This is simply one more power grab
by our present government and those
in charge.'Please go to the UN website
or Agenda 21. You will be amazed what
is planned for us. The plan has been
implemented as something great for
our country and entire planet. No ref-
erence to Agenda 21. They are using
this stealth way to circumvent the
When did the UN become a part of
our government decision making?
"Park for everybody
I read with' interest the Waterfront
Advisory Group's plans for a retention
pond/water feature in the new water-
front park ("Waterfi'ont 'park for every-
body'," March 28). May I suggest that
it be designed and designated as a
model boating pond.
The Pirates Flag Modelers, a club
with close to 30 members, is based
here in Fernandina. We have been in
existence since 1997. We have a strong
contingent of scale model ship
builders, most of the models remote
controlled. They vary in size from 18
inches to over 9 feet in length!
We currently sail our boats at least
once a month on a pond in Amelia
Island Plantation. Eight to 10 modelers
typically bring 20 or more boats each
time to "sail the high seas." Many fam-
ilies staying at the Plantation show up
to watch us sail. Supervised children
(and sometimes their parents) are
encouraged to operate some of our
There is no existing public pond
that can serve our needs. We need
access all round the water to retrieve
wayward boats. We also need a loading
dock. And it must be weed free.
Why not open our activities to a
wider audience by letting us sail on a
designated retention pond/boating
pond. I am sure we would be an attrac-
tion for many visitors' and residents'
children as well as adults.
Pirates Flag Modelers
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Just asking: Where is downtown Yulee?
Musings, opinions, observations, questions
and random thoughts on island life,
Fernandina Beach and more:
Imagine a guidebook of Amelia Island,
combined with a true-life murder mystery.
Well there is one kind of. Maggie Carter-de
Vries, owner of the downtown book store
Books Plus, had her bookAmelia's Secrets,
An Historical Novel published in 2008. It's a
true tale based on real people, places and
events all taking place on the island some 130
years ago. If you live here or spend any time
here, you'll recognize names like Hoyt and
Hout and places like the Palace Saloon and the
Florida House and be introduced to some
interesting personalities such as President
Thomas Jefferson's great-great-grandson, the
book's key character. And it's all trlte! After
reading it we pedaled our bikes around the
downtown commercial and residential areas
identifying homes, buildings, streets, etc. that
we read about in Maggie's book. Next on our
reading list her Ghosts of Amelia and Other
Where the heck is downtown Yulee? I've
looked everywhere and I can't find it. Has it
been reported missing or turned in to lost &
found in Tallahassee? I've driven east and west
on SR 200 and north and south on US 17, but
have yet to see anything that looks like a
downtown. I've seen the "Yulee" signs and
looked behind them, but still no Yulee. I've
been to Hilliard and Callahan, know exactly
where Fernandina Beach is, and even found
Hedges, but someone must have misplaced
downtown Yulee. Or am I not looking in the
right places? By the way, if you are from Yulee,
a' are you considered a
Yuleean, a Yuleeite or a
Yuleer? Just wondering.
I've read a lot of obituaries
and have decided that I will
:" i not leave mine up to a funeral
director who will have never
"- laid eyes on lme until I've
been rolled in stiff as a board
DAVE'S and cold as a mackerel; an
WORLD ex-wife: an inebriated 'ole col-
._ lege, high-school or Army
pal; a distraught, grieving
David N (hopefully) relative; or the
Scoll local newspaper. Nope, I'm
writing my own, selecting the
photo and editing the copy as I go. Hey folks,
this is my chance to get in the last word, and
I'm talking full advantage of it. I can exagger-
ate, make stuff up, lay it on thick and then my
survivors and friends can read about the per-
son I wish I had been and my dog thinks I
was. I've stashed it in my safe-deposil box with
lmy will. I can even lPhoioshop the picture.
News organizations already have obits written
for prominent politicians, football coaches,
movie actors, business executives, etc., so why
shouldn't (he rest of us have the same advan-
Ixook up the word "cozy" in the dictionary
and there's probably a picture of the house on
the corner of Atlantic and South 16th Street.
The Cape Cod, greenish home boasts 10-12
huge oaks in the front and side yards dripping
with Spanish moss, a beautifully lush, mani-
cured lawn, a split rail fence and an American
flag ini front that is always flying at half mast
for reasons unknown to me. I bet the shutters
are made of gingerbread and the doorbell's a
SOverheard at the McArthur YMCA: "It was
full of a lot of very rich, very grumpy old men
who repeatedly said 'Don't touch my car,'"
responded an exerciser when asked by a
friend what he thought of the Concours
d'Elegance automobile exhibition at The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island.
Fireworks without the noise. The past few
weeks Sue and Richard Carter have lit up the
afternoon skies in front of Sandy Bottoms on
Main Beach with a variety of string-held air-
borne delights resembling animals, wind tun-
nels, flags, etc., that had folks on the beach
and in lthe restaurant and bar going "ooooh"
and "aaaaah." The couple wander the beaches
of Florida, South and North Carolina and
Virginia and say they are next headed to Fort
Walton Beach but don'( have a real schedule.
Sort of the Johnny Appleseeds of kiting! Visit
them at we-kite.com.
Greens Gone Wild Again! If you have a
home air-conditioning unit maniufactllred
before 2010, and that's most of us, then do
your best to keep it in good running order,
because the doofuses at the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have
decreed, without your say or mine or any from
Congress, that the cheaper Freon currently
used in our ACs may erode the Earth's ozone
layer. And because these fanatical nult jobs say
so without any verifiable proof, the cost of get-
ting your hot air-blowing AC fixed, say local
repair guys, will go from around $100 to $400
or more since the loons in D.C. say we can
only use their approved product, something
called R-22. So far these cretins have invaded
our homes with light bulbs that don't light,
detergents that don't clean, shower heads that
don't rinse, electric cars that explode, toilets
that don't flush, bug sprays that insects crave
and now they're coming in through the cool-
ing ducts. Forget hurricanes, we need sheets
of plywood to keep these inept federal
blowhards from destroying any more of our
Bootstraps, those things that people who
were born into unfortunate circumstances are
supposed to use to pull themselves up, what
the heck are they and where do you get them?
I have a pair of boots and they don't have any
straps. And how the heck do you pull yourself
up by straps on your boots? Just wondering.
From what I've been told Marker 13, that
comfortable waterfront pub at the Amelia
Island Yacht Basin, just before the Shave
Bridge crossing leaving the island, is all set to
reopen as "Marker 13" again this April
rather than the sandwich board sign inl front
advertised "Baja Island Grill, coming soon."
No lmatler whale they call it, it is a great place
to watch sunsets, quaff a cold one or sip a
glass of wine and relax if the reincarnation is
anything like the old "Marker 13." If they want
a crowd this time around advertising an open-
ing date and operating houi's might do the
FRIDAY, APR3L 6.2012/Ni-;ws-L:ADER
Luncheon to celebrate volunteers
The 271h annual Nassau County
Volunteer Center's Volunteer Awards
luncheon will be held on Thursday,
April 19 as part of National Voluinteer
The luncheon, which honors volun-
teers in Nassau County, will be held at
the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center
from noon until 1:30 p.m. Awards will be
presented by the city of Fernandina
Beach (the Elsie Harper awards for'
service to youth, seniors, community
enrichment and social services), the
Nassau County Board of County
Downtown Fernandina Beach will rock
tonight with featured hip-hop artist Orlino
Esquerra, right, and students from the Bean
School of Dance, above, performing to his lead
song. Prepare t6 .be moved by his mix of hip-
hop and rap with a dash of gospel, rock and
reggae. The free Sounds on Centre concert,
presented by the Historic Fernandina
Business Association, will take place from 6-8
p.m. on Centre Street between Second and
Esquerra, a "Jacksonville homeboy," writes
and performs music with a healthy message
that promotes the benefits of living a drug-,
alcohol- and crime-free life.
For a schedule of Sounds on Centre bands
this season, check out SoundsOnCentre.com.
For information contact Madeline Richard at
688-0880 or Mady@GoMady.com.
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Commissioniirs, lit, Amelia
Island/Nassau County Association of
Realtors, the Tl'own ofl llilliard, the
Rayonlie r Founlldation, tiei FIrnatll ina
Optimist Club and the Greater West
Nassau Chamber of Commnnerce.
The volunteer service of citizens of
Nassau County involves tens (of thou-
sands of donated hours annually, valued
at hundreds iof thousands of dollars.
Globally, the Johns IHIoplins Center for
Civil Studies estimates that 971 million
1)eople volunteer in a typical year around
the globe, and this is a conservative esti-
'Creating Cooperative Kids' on city TV
A new parenting talk questions that come in from and hosting this show,
show is now airing on the parents and professionals Corbett is the author of the
city of Fernandina Beach needing assistance with chal- award-wiinning book series,
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called Creating Cooperative Nassau County residents Parent's Guide to Raising
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type of show on parenting, gram that is currently airing show or Corbett, call the
the host, creator and author, on the public access stations Cooperative Kids office ac
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issues that parents face on a ties around the country. www.CooperativeKids.comi
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mate. The estimated monetary value of
these volunteers' time is $1.348 trillion.
Volunteers are an enormous economic
resource and contribute significantly to
The April 19 Volunteer Awards
Luncheon honors that commitment of
time and talent in the small corner of the
world that is Nassau County, Florida.
For more information about the
Volunteer Awards Luncheon and/or to
purchase tickets, please call the
Volunteer Center at 261-2771 or visit
On April 7 at 10 a.m.
enjoy an Easter Parade at
The Shops at Omni Amelia
Island Plantation, featuring
decorated island hoppers
Take your picture with
the Easter Bunny or Tanner
the Turtle from noon-1 p.m.
and enjoy snow cones, a
cakewalk and cookie deco-
rating, available for an addi-
From 11 a.m.-7 p.m. chil-
dren can make Easter
crafts at Picasso's Corner at
The Shops. Fees range
On April 8 at 8 a.m. visit
with the Easter Bunny at
The Shops before the annu-
al hunt for eggs begins at
8:30 a.m. -
Methodist Church, 601
Centre St., will host "Easter
at the Church," a free com-
munity celebration on April
7 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Enjoy
an egg hunt, organized by
age group, from 10:30 a.m.-
1 p.m., photos with the
Easter Bunny at 10 a.m.,
bounce houses and food.
Park at the Nassau
County School Board
offices at 1201 Atlantic Ave.
(across from Central Park),
free of charge. Shuttle bus
service to the church will
begin at 9:30 a.m. All are
Yulee United Methodist
Church, located between
Lofton Creek and Chester
Road on Christian Way, will
hold its annual Easter Egg-
Stravaganza on April 7 at
Enjoy crafts, cookie dec-
orating, fun, games and
prizes, with over 1,000 eggs
for the "Big Hunt."
All kids and kids at
heart are invited to join
North 14t4t St. Baptist
Church, 519 North 14th St.,
Fernandina Beach, from 10
a.m. to noon April 7 for an
old-fashioned Easter Egg.
Hunt. There will be fun,
prizes and lunch, too. Call
Elk's Lodge #1410,
Temple #1058 will host the
annual Easter Egg Hunt on
April 8 at the Peck Center,
11th and Fir streets,
Fernandina Beach, for ages
1-16. All children are invit-
For information contact
R. Chambers at 432-8156.
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IHe who finds a wife finds a
good thing and obtains favor
from the Lord.
It is with great pleasure
and joy that Mr. and Mrs.
Roger Baker of Folkston, Ga.,
announce the engagement
and forthcoming marriage of
their daughter, Miss Chenell
Tynette Baker, to Mr. Richard
Hudson III, the, son of the late
Ms. Earnestine Manning and
the late Mr. Richard Hudson
Jr. of Fernandina Beach.
The couple will begin their
future together and exchange
marriage vows on May 5,
2012, at 2 p.m. The ceremony
will be held at Jerusalem
Holiness Church in Folkston,
Army Reserve Pfc.
Brandon 1). Hawkins has
graduated from basic combat
training at Fort Jackson,
During the nine weeks of
training, the soldier studied
the Army mission, history,
tradition and core values,
physical fitness and received
instruction and practice in
basic combat skills, military
weapons, chemical warfare
and bayonet training, drill and
"Change Your Life
Compassion and Creativity,"
presented by Martha
Bennett, MA, will be held'
Friday, April 20, 27, May 11,
18 and 25 from 7-9 p.m. at the
Island Art Association
Education Center, 18 N.
Second St., Fernandina
In this series of classes
students will learn to be pres-
ent the most powerful place
from which to live, to discover
and change erroneous beliefs
about yourself that may be
keeping you stuck, to find
your compassion and how to
be compassionate to yourself
and the creative process
through which you can
change your life. Students will
learn who they truly are -
creative human beings.
Bennett has more that 25
years combined experience
as a psychotherapist and anll
educator. She received her
MA in psychology from the
University of West Georgia
and is certified by the
Hakomi Institute in Boulder,
Colo., as a body-centered psy-
chotherapist. She is also a
certified Open-Focus trainer.
She is currently teaching at
the University of North
Florida in the Osher Lifelong
Learning Institute program.
Fee for the series is $200.
Contact Bennett at 557-5951.
Class size is limited to 12.
The Island Art Association
Cooperative Gallery invites
artists in Nassau County to,
apply to become exhibiting
artists at its local gallery.
Applications are available at
the gallery at 18 N. Second
St., Fernandina, or by email-
Exhibiting artists must vol-
unteer one day per month at
the gallery and participate in
at least two association com-
mittees. They also pay annual
dues and contribute 30 per-
cent of the price of their work
Deadline is April 10. Visit
questions to Susan S'llner,
gallery director, at 261-5160.
April workshops and
events at the Island Art
Association E(ducaltion Center,
18 N. Second St.. include:
Mr. Hudson, Miss Baker
Family and friends are
invited to witness the celebra-
tion of their love and unity.
ceremony, marching, rifle
marksmanship, armed and
unarmed combat, map read-
ing, field tactics, military
courtesy, military justice sys-
tem, basic first aid, foot
marches and field training
Hawkins is the son of
Brenda Landon of Fernandina
Beach and Larry Hawkins of
Jacksonville. He is a 2011
graduate of First Coast High
Portrait, 7-9 p.m. April
10 and 24, 9:30 a.m.-noon,
contact Paul Massing, 321-
Painters, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,
contact Gretchen Williams,
meets 7 p.m. the fourth
Thursday of the month.
Free Childrens' Art
Classes, April 28. Sign-up
required. Contact Diane
Hamburg, 261-9229, or the
-? Fundamentals of
Photography: The Creative
Element, 9:30 a.m.-noon (con-
tinued from March) with .
Roger Moore and Michael
Spicer, today and April 13.
Contact Michael at 491-8658.
Sharon Haffey, April 13, 14,
16, 9 a.m.-noon, contact
Linocut, Anne Howden, April
16 and 23, 9 a.m.-noon, con-
tact Anne, 261-8193.
For a complete scheduleor'
to rent the Education Center
visit w'ww.islandart.org or call
Oil portrait class
"Painting Living Portraits
in Oil" with instructor
Roberta Carter Clark will be
held at the Island Art
Association Education Center,
18 N. Second St., from 9:30
a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 9, 10, 11
and 12. Cost is $300 members
and $350 nonmembers.
Participants will work with
live, clothed models. There is
a modeling fee. To register
call Barbara Fuller, 277-1553,
or email dickfuller@mind-
RAIN Humane Society will
host an Animal Artist Corner
on April 14 at the Paws-Ability
Resale Store in the Harris
Teeter shopping center.
Rachel Singleton, 13, will
draw portraits from still pic-
tures of pets from 10 a.m.-2
p.m. Her recent work was
shown at Mardi Paws, with
' much admiration. Bring a
clear picture of your pet for
Singleton to work from.
Proceeds will benefit several
animal charities and
Singleton's college fund.
Complimentary desserts and
refreshments will be served.
Call (904) 879-5861 or email
C 4M Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
4 Easter Services
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church will be Participating in Holy Week
and Easter with several worship opportunities.
April 8 at 7:00 AM is Easter Sunday celebrated
with our Sunrise Praise worship service beginning
April 8 at 8:30 AM Breakfast and a children's
Easter egg hunt will take place.
April 8 at 10:00 AM will conclude with our
Easter Worship Service with Holy Communion.
Come and join us during these
most Holy days of the church year.
FRIDAY. Ailll. 6. 2012/Ncws -Leader
Saws, scars and
Blood poured. I was in shock. In
all my zeal, I had no idea lihe deep-
toothed bow saw was so close andt so
sharp. As I pulled my 12-year-old
knee back from the sawhorse, my
friend's dad rounded the corner. It
happened in 4 heir garage.
Thankfully, he knew just what to
do. After calming me down and
cleaning the wound some of that
old school antiseptic stuff that hurt
more than the cut itself- he custom
cut a butterfly bandage and then
escorted me to my house.
I have no doubt he was glad to
hand me off to my parents. For me, I
was glad I didn't have to go to .the
emergency room. The only clown-
side to the whole thing was the scar.
Though not that big, maybe an inch
or so, it's been with me my entire
life. Funny how
scars do that, isn't
allow for me to tell
all of my scar sto-
ries but, trust me, I
have a few. From
to broken ankles to
mishaps to a host
of other things, my
body has been no
stranger to cuts
and gouges. As it is
with all of us, each
of our scars tells a story; some more
While l'm not sure why God built
us the way He did, what I do know is
that He never wastes a thing. Even
scars serve His amazing plan. Take
Jesus as an example. Though brutal-
ly beaten beyond recognition, nailed
to a cross in payment for our sins,
buried and then supernaturally
raised from the dead as evidence of
God's forgiveness, yet somehow in
Jesus' resurrected body, God left a
few scars for us all to see.. Why, you
ask; no doubt to remind us of what
He did on our behalf.
Though scars are not something
we like to have, Jesus' scars, and the
message they carry, are the most
beautiful things a hurling person
can ever look on. Unlike my scars,
all obtained because of stuff I did
wrong, each one of Jesus' scars
exists because of what He did right.
His scars tell the story of our salva- .
tion. In them, we find healing, for-
giveness and, best of all, a restored
relationship with God the Father.
Knowing that helps to explain why
God left them there for us all to see.
Each year at this time when peo-
ple the world over slow down to con-
sider Jesus, I too like to rehearse
His story. His sinless life, His sacrifi-
cial death, His powerful resurrection
and beautiful scars, all offer a hope
like no other. -
Though nowadays my scars are
not something I think about often,
occasionally, as I pass over them
while washing, I remember how
they got there and then I move on.
It's my prayer that as we, by faith,
reach out to touch Jesus' scars that
we too would remember and then
move on into all that those scars
have provided for us to enjoy.
From my family to yours, may
the Lord grant you all a wonderful
visitation of God's love and grace as
we celebrate His death, burial and
"He greeted His disciples and
said to Thomas, 'Put your finger
here and look at my hands! Put your
hand into my side. Stop doubting
and have faith!'Thomas replied,
'You are my Lord and my God!'
Jesus said, Thomas, do you have
faith because you have seen me?
The people who have faith in me
without seeing me are the ones who
are really blessed!'" (John 20:26b-29
Contemporary English Version)
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center
Call for singers
TIhe local 2012 observance
of the National Day of Prayer
will be held Thursday, April 26
at 7 p.m. at First Baptist
Church of Fernandina Beach,
1600 S. Eighth St. A connmuni-
ty chorus is being recruited to
provide special music and
lead the singing along with
the Nassau Commtunity Band.
Pam Helton, music minister at
Amelia Baptist Church, is the
musical director for this inter-
Interested singers are invited
to attend rehearsals at Amelia
Baptist Church from 5-6 p.m.
April 8 and 15.
This service will be a part
of the 61st annual nationwide
observance of the National
Day of Prayer. Keynote speak-
er here will be Army Chaplain
Col. Edward Northrop of the
Special Operations Command
at MacDill AFB Florida,
Interested singers should
contact Allen Lennon at 261-
8799 or allenlennon@com-
cast.net so adequate copies of
the music can be obtained.
Community Baptist .,
Church, 8532 Winona
Bayview Road, Yulee, will host
a revival nightly at 6 p.m. April
9-13 with Evangelist Curtis
Jones of Maryville, Tenn. Call
225-0809 for information.
Salvation Army Hope
House invites the community
to join it as Maj. Marge
Strommer, The Salvation
Army's own chaplain in
Northeast Florida, shares the
Gospel on April 10. Worship
begins at noon at 410 S. Ninth
St., corner of Ninth and Date
Life in 3D
First Baptist Church,
Fernandina Beach presents
the next session of Life in 3D
beginning April 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday School ..............................9:30 am
Sunday W orship...........................10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA.................... 6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ................6:30 pm
941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd 107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL32034
This space available.
Call one of our
AD-visors to help you
reserve this space for
your upcoming events
or weekly services.
Call 261-3696 and
ask for Candy, Christy
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Traditional Family Worship....... 8:30am & 11am
Contemporary Worship ...9:45am in Maxwell Hall
Youth Brakway ........ 9:45am in Youth Cantor
Sunday School for all ges.......9:45am & 11am
Wednesday Dinner Aug-May)..... 15pnm-i30pm
Courses being offered
include: Share Jesus Without
Fear, a program relaying
William Fay's passionate,
effective instructions on how
to share the love of Christ
with anyone without feeling
intimidated on either side of
the conversation. Bold and
joyful, the outreach move-
menl continues without fear.
When God's Spirit Moves -
Pastor and bestselling author
Jim Cymbala shows you how
to welcome God's Spirit in a
way that can invigorate your
church and infuse a fresh
sense of his power in your life.
And Honor Begins At Home
from Michael Katt. This pow-
erful, video-based study pro-
vides a family-centered Bible
study experience directed
toward men and fathers, but
also works as a couples' study.
This eight-week study, utiliz-
ing "Courageous" movie clips,
helps to create a community
that explores and applies
God's Word, and strives to
have godly families.
Registration is available on
Sunday before and after serv-
ices, and the night of the
course. Call 261-3617 or visit
FBFirst.com for information.
Friendship Baptist Church
on Miner Road in Yulee will
host The Full Gospel Riders at
7 p.m. on April 13. For infor-
mation contact Bernice
The 9th Annual Arts &
Crafts Show & Sale will be
held April 14 from 9 a.m.-3
p.m. at Maxwell Hall, located
behind the Memorial United
Methodist Church Sanctuary,
601 Centre St.
The event is a showcase
for local artisans and crafters
including artists, photogra-
phers, fabric artists, jewelry
designers and other mixed .
media artists. Home baked
goods and lunch will be avail-
In the heart of
9 N. 6" Street
Worship 8:30 & 11am
Sunday School 9:50am
'nn south Adults
"Discover the Difference" at
Pastor: Dr. F. Neil llHclton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30ain
Bible Study 9rn
Nursery provided for all services
Siall! group studies-Adults 6pri
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pmr
Preschool and Ciildren Activilies
961167 BUCCANEER TRAII.
C--rnel ii,:iwvrne 'Jr. & (;iirl l1; R-.1, FIlvhtl;.l .l:h
F-or More infornialion Call: 261-9527
Ted Schroder, PIastor
Sunday, Worship: 9:15 & 11:15 aIm1
All are Welcome
36 Bowman Rioad. 277-4414
O(fAIA 1 l at enlrance lo ()Oni Resort
Amelia IslandI Phnlttion
able. Sponsored by the
Memorial United Methodist
Women, proceeds support the
missions of UMW, including
many in Nassau County.
Admission is free. For infor-
mation call Gail at 491-3713.
Women of Power, a sub-
sidiary of LaVerne Mitchell
Ministries, presents It's All
About Purpose, a free empow-
erment seminar for women,
on April 14 from 10 a.m.-2
p.m. at the Amelia Island
Museum of History, 233 S.
Third St. Women, let your hair
down, have fun and be
empowered in your purpose.
Presenters include Lisa
LaKeesha Morris, business
consultant, Nicole White, pub-
lic relations, and Sherrie
Gardner, entrepreneur, child-
care specialist. RSVP is
encouraged for proper prepa-
For details contact Valerie
Baker at (904)'635-8789.
The "Willie Mae Glover
Praise in the Park" spring
.festival will be held April 21
at 10 a.m. at the Howard
Gilman waterfront park in
downtown St. Marys, Ga.
Glover was a minister of
music in the Fernandina atea
for over 10 years.
The community event will
feature a free, diverse
Christian concert, free games
for kids of all ages, a blood
drive, vendors and more. For
information or to volunteer
contact Kenyatta Compton at
(678) 621-9019 or nichelle-
The Rev. Betty Sikking of
the Unity Spiritual Enrich-
ment Center of Jacksonville
will hold a class/service at the
Board of Realtors building,
Rev. Jose Kallukalam
Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5.30 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses nam- 9:301a- 1am -12:30pm
Daily Mass- 8:30 am Mon., Wed., Thurs & Fn.
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6:00 pm; Holy Day 8.30 am
Confessions: Saturday 3:00pm 3:45 pm or by appt
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fox 904-321-1901
Emergency Number: 9b4-277-6566
SUN .9:30 am
WED ..7:00 pm
.~ Youth, Nursery
S & Childrens' Ministries
On A1A I mile west ol Amelia Island
Join us LIVE on the Web Sunday
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St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic
Ave., will hold an Easter Eggstravaganza for
children at 10 a.m. April 7. Easter Day servic-
es include: 6 a.m., the Great Vigil of Easter,
please bring a bell; 8 a.m., Easter Celebration
Breakfast: 9 a.m., Festival Choral Eucharist
indoors, with an outdoor service (flowering of
the cross) running concurently in the court-
yard; and 11 a.m., Festival Choral Eucharist.
Call 261-4293 or visit www.stpetersparish.org.
Holy Trinity Anglican Church, the Rev.
Michael Bowhay, rector, will observe Easter
Even (Saturday) with the blessing and light-
ing of the Paschal candle and Holy Baptism.
Easter Day, April 8, will feature Holy
Communion at 8 a.m. and the Festival
Eucharist at 10 a.m. All are welcome. Holy
Trinity is located in Amelia Park at 1830 Lake
Park Drive, across from the YMCA. Call 491-
6082 or visit holytrinityanglican.org.
In honor of the sacrifice made by Jesus
there will be a cross bearing prayer crusade
on April 7. Cross and sign bearers will walk
-and pray for the community, county and
region in a visual testimony of what they
believe as saints of the most high God.
Contact Evangelist Lois Cook at (904) 624-
3501 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Franklinlown tUnited Metlhodist Church at
American Beach invites family and friends to
Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. April 8 at
Burney Park on historic American Beach.
Sunrise Breakfast will be served immediately
following at the Fellowship Hall on Lewis
Street. Sunday Easter Worship Service will
begin at 9:30 a.m. The community is invited.
910 South 14th St., at 7 p.m.
the last Wednesday of each
month for six months, starting
April 25, to help establish a
Unity Church locally. For
information call Chris Dillon
at 310-6502 or Marchia Brown
Springhill Baptist Church
will serve meals for individu-
als and families in need in the
Innovative S y'e, Contemporaryo Music.
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30arn
KidKrediblN Children Ministries
Meeting 10:30anm Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pmr
Coninectng m Chrisnt..
Cnne-thng l ith Po C pi
~ J YULEE UNITED
Please join us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward
20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rov. Darien K. Rth'len Sr., Pastor-
in the Ilearl olf the Cityil
WHith the Desire to be illn the
lleirl of All People
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family worship center
Sunday Service .. .10:30 am
Bible Study ....... .9:30 am
Wednesday Service... 7:00 pm
85031 Landover Drive
Rise up early on Easter morning, Sunday,
April 8, for the Community Sunrise Service at
Ft. Clinch at 7 a.m. A pancake breakfast will
be served in Jim Thomas Hall of First
Presbyterian Church from 7:30-8:30a.m., fol-
lowed by worship celebrations at 8:30 and 11
a.m., Sunday school for all ages at 9:50 a.m.,
flowering of the cross and butterfly release.
First Presbyterian Church is located at 9
N. Sixth St. Call 261-3837 or visit www.first-
First Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach
will hold a Sonrise Service at 6:30 a.m. at
Peters Point, followed by Life Groups at 9
a.m. and the Morning Service at First Baptist
at 10:15 a.m., with the Worship Choir present-
ing "Your Great Name- A Worship Event
Lifting Up The Name Of Jesus." Visit
book or call 261-3617.
The East Nassau Ministerial Association's
ecumenical Easter Sunday Sunrise Service
will be held at Fort Clinch State Park at 7 a.m.
April 8, with many local pastors participating.
Park in the parking area closest to the fort. All
are welcome and invited.
Celebrate the resurrection of the Lord
with Amelia Plantation Chapel on Sunday,
April 8. There will be three services, the first
on the beach in front of the Ocean Club,
Omni -Amelia Island Plantation, followed by
two services in the chapel at 9:15 and 11:15
a.m. Visitors are always welcome. The chapel
is located at 36 Bowman Road, Amelia Island.
Call 277-4414,'visit www.ameliachapel.com or
area on Thursday, April 26
from 5-6:30 p.m. at the
church, 941017 Old
Meals are served on the
fourth Thursday of each
month. The church also deliv-
ers meals to those who cannot
come. On the day of the meal
if possible, anyone attending,
or needing a meal delivered,
should call 261-4741, ext 110
Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15 am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6 30'pmn
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age
Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All
86971 Herts Rd., West 904.22656128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 22680809
FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
"MORE THAN A CHURCH. WE'RE FAMILY"
OSunday School............. 9:4SA.M.
Worship Service............ 10:SSA.M.
DIscipleshIp Training ......... 6:OOP.M.
Evening Worship ............6:OOP.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper... &600P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ..... 7:OOP.M.
736 Bonnleview Road Ieema s otesad*r Rd.),
904-261.461S (church oMfloe)
9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM
96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Sunday Monling Wolship Solrvice -10:30 amn
Sunday School 9'15 am
Sunday Evenin Woiship Sorvice 6'00 pm
AWANA Sunday 5:00 7*00 pm
Wednesday Soivicn 7'00 pin
For information; call Robyn
Stuckey at 583-3280.
Yulee Baptist Church
Food Pantry, 85971 Harts
Road in Yulee, is open to
everyone to assist with food
needs. Hours are Tuesday
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and
Wednesday and Thursday
from 24 p.m. For more infor-
mation call 225-5128.
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Located at the corner
of 8th &Atlantic .
7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
8:15 a.m. Breakfast Burns Hall
9:00 a:m. Holy Eucharist
11:00 a.m. Service
6 p.m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE 2nd Sunday
FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
"MORE THAN A CHURCH. WE'RE FAMILY"
5 Points Baptist Church
Every Wednesday kight
From 6:30pm 8:00pm
Ages: 89"- 121 Grades
Mofy Tinity IE7
Sunday Holy Communion 8:00 &10:00 am
5th Sunday Morning Prayer -10:00 am
Sunday Children's Bible Class- 10:00 am
Wednesday Holy Communion -12:15 pm
Rev. J. Michael Bowhay, Rector
180 lake arkPaDr, Parkacrrsu fromYMCANI
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85326 Winona Bayview Road
Bro. Hartford Peoples, Pastor
Sunday School ....... 9:45 am
Morning Worship ..... 11:00 amn
Evening Worship ......6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer ..... 6:00 pm
Bible Sludy-Thursdays... 10:00 amn
"Serving the Lord with Gladnrss"
L- Worship this week
at the place of your choice
FRIDAY, APRIL 6.2012
NEws-LEADER/FERNANDINA B-EACIH, FLORIDA
Yulee Hornets topple Columbia 2-1 in eight
.. ..BETH JONES
After dropping another
pair of one-run games, the
Yulee Hornets rebounded in
*.the spring tournament finale
Wednesday to beat 7A
Columbia 2-1 in eight innings.
Eric Arnette drove in the
game-winning run. Brandon
Wingate was the winning
% 0"It was a pretty big win for
us, especially after losing two
-nore one-run games," saidl
Will Minor, head baseball
coach at Yulee High School.
.,'Minor said that makes eight
or so games the Yulee
Hornets (6-14) have lost by a
run this season.
"The Hornets hosted the
s ,2*- third annual Burbank Sports
Net/Ron Anderson Spring
"' ) Break Classic Monday
__Yulee opened tournament
play Monday against 7A
Gainesville, losing 5-4 to the
eventual tournament champi-
ons. Gainesville won all three
of its games.
The Hornets were idle
Tuesday but played back-to-
back games Wednesday. In
their first game, the Hornets
lost 4-3 to Bishop Snyder, ral-.
lying back from a 4-0 deficit
after two innings.
"It was a good tournament
for tis," Minor said. "We had a
lot of good competition. Most
of the games were really
There were good teams
that came in. Good players
At playing out there. It was defi-
nitely a success."
The Hornets return to
action Tuesday as they travel
PHiOTOS BY BrH.IJONES/NEWVS-LEADER to Hilliard. The home finale is
Ryan Yoder, above left, was on the mound Wednesday for the Yulee Thursday against Englewood.
Hornets in their annual spring break tournament. Randy Clark, above Yulee will honor its seniors
right, mans third base. William Miller, left, at bat for the Hornets, before first pitch, which is
Short stop Timmy Roszell gets a piece of the ball, above, slated for 6 p.m.
The Fernandina Beach High
School baseball team is
hosting its annual spring
break tournament Fleming
Island and Harmony play at
1 p m today Hilliard and
Baker County play at 4 p m
and the FBHS Pirates play
at 7 p m against Mamaro-
neck. N Y Harmony and
Baker County open play at
Ii a m Saturday. followed
by Fleming Island and
Mamaroneck at 2 p m
FBHS and Hillard are in the
tournament finale at 5 p m
admission is $4
Yulee caps the regular sea-
son the following week with a
trio of road trips before head-
ing to Callahan for the
District 4-4A tournament,
which kicks off March 24 at
West Nassau High School.
The championship is slated
for March 26.
The Fernandina Beach
High School Pirates are also
home this week for a spring
break tournament. Play got
under way Thursday.
Fleming Island and
Harmony play at 1 p.m. today,
Hilliard and Baker County
play at 4 p.m. and the FBHS
Pirates play at 7 p.m. against
Harmony and Baker
County open play at 11 a.m.
Saturday, followed by Flem-
ing Island and Mamaroneck
at 2 p.m. FBHS and Hilliard
are in the tournament finale
at 5 p.m. Admission is $4 each
day of the tournament.
The Pirates host Bolles
Wednesday at 7 p.m. and trav-
el to Suwannee April 13.
The Pirate junior varsity
team plays at Fleming Island
Monday and wrap up the sea-
son Tuesday at home with
Fleming Island at 5 p.m.
Wanzo crowned Hooters
Half Marathon champion
Fort Myers News-Press
Pounded by a deluge in
the race's first 20 minutes and
whipped by fierce winds
throughout the recent Hoot-
ers Half Marathon in Fort
Myers, Sarah Wanzo of
Fernandina Beach never had
to look far for inspiration.
"4 Nanny," a red-eyed
Wanzo, the descendant of five.
generations of Fort Myers
residents, had scrawled on
her left arm in honor of her
late grandmother. "I was run-
ning this for her."
, Obliterating her personal
best time by nearly nine min-
utes despite nasty race condi-
tions, women's champion
Wanzo joined overall winner
Ryan Hopper of Cincinnati in
using plenty of motivation to
key run away victories.
An air-traffic controller in
Jacksonville, Wanzo, 32, com-
pleted the 13.1-mile course
that started and finished at
Hooters in Fort Myers in one
hour, 31 minutes and 12.85
Her time was more than
three minutes better than
runner-up Haley Warner, 21,
of Fort Myers.
"Good rest, good food,"
Wanzo, a vegan, cited for her
win, her first in five half-
marathons. "I don't train
much. I just go out and like to
Wanzo got an.extra lift by
racing in memory of her
grandmother, Reba Horine,
who died six years ago, and
Sarah Wanzo of Fernan-
dina Beach finishing the
Hooters Half Marathon in
Fort Myers recently.
competing in the town where
large segments of her extend-
ed family still live.
The early race path took
Wanzo past Fort Myers
Memorial Gardens, where
some of her family is buried,
on Colonial Boulevard. "It
was inspirational knowing my
family was there," she said.
The course later went into
the teeth of the wind crossing
the Edison Bridge into North
Fort Myers, helping make for
a harder course than the
Marine Corps half-marathon
Wanzo has run in Jackson-
"That's a tough course, but
nothing like the wind and rain
today," she said. "It was kick-
ing my butt."
Local girls swim in
Sofia Dupee, 10, and
flaylie Wallace and Bridgette
DeLille, 11, took part in the 1
and 4 area swimming chain-
pionships March 17-18 at
Cecil Aquatic Center.
Dupee swam the 200-yard
freestyle in a time of 2:58.75.
This was her first attempt in
this event; she finished it -
with a "B" time. In her 100-
yard backstroke she took off
six seconds from her person-
al best in a time of 1:30.48.
Dupee also took six sec-
onds-off her 100-yard individ-
ual medley and, in her 50- L
yard backstroke, she shaved ."- '
off three seconds, taking her
within five seconds of a '-...
Junior Olympic cut. r
Wallace swam the 200-
yard freestyle in 2:20.17, tak-
ing 2.18 seconds off her per-
sonal best and finishing r
seventh overall in that event.
She placed 11th overall in
her 50-yard breaststroke,
dropping 2.23 seconds off
her personal best and taking
her within 2.86 seconds of
her Junior Olympic cut.
Wallace is not a breast- ..
stroker, so achieving this
time was rewarding.
She swam her 50-yard .
freestyle in a time of 29.60
and in her 100-yard individual '
medley in a time of 1:15.85.
Wallace, finished her 100-yard
breaststroke in a time of
1:31.35 and her 100-yard
freestyle in a time of 1:06.30.
Del.ille had a very good
personal best meet. She ., i
dropped two seconds in her
100-yard individual medley in
a time of 1:32.39. She
achieved a two-second drop A drastic 26-second drop
in her 100-yard breaststroke in her 200-yard freestyle in
with a time of 1:44.60. time of 2:52.28 was a tremei
(dous effort and a wonderful
morale booster for Delille.
She also took 10 seconds off
<. *lace, above
'f action. Left,
S' from left, all
in the 1&4
ships at the
of her 50-yard back and had a
1.2-second drop off of her 50-
Easter tournament planned this weekend for Family Driven Softball League
The Family Driven Softball Christwalk, Springhill Baptist is run by an executive board with six Team FDS. took first place. field and defeated Journey Team
League will host its first Easter Church, The Journey Church and members; the I ICAA has more than At the Easter tournanmenJ all of Four 14-8 in while ganime of tilhe week.
Men's Softball Tournament Yulee Baptist Church. 60 church teams compared to the proceeds from the concession The contest between Christwalk and
Saturday. Tournament organizer Games will begin at 8:50 a.m. FDSL's 14 teams. sand will go towards a mission trip Springhill was suspended in tie fifth
Chris Spivey hopes this will be the Saturday with the championship Allthough some of the bestl th- to 3Ethiopia. The FDSL has also coin- inning due to lightning and will re'
beginning of an annual event. game to be played later in the day. letes in Nassau County compete in millttd half of the tourltmm ilnament entry convene on Ilie linal (lay of tilt' rIegu-
The tournament will involve not Hogan Athletic Association is the the FDSL,, the league is a majority of fee to glo towards this mission trip. lar season, which is April 1-4.
just teams from Nassau County but sister league to FDSL. Alan Roberts families and adults who play mostly In lI)DSL action Satlurday, rain For the third time this season.
also from Jacksonville."The Hogan who heads up HCAA has umpired at for fellowship and recreation. Over kephat lf of the games from being ladies player of the week is
Christian Athletic Association, 0 the softball grounds at Springhill for the past few years the FDSL would played. Celebration Team Two Celebration's ILauren Vriezima, who
which is located at Hogan Baptist the FDSL in the past. send a i..iliIgI. nI of players (o play deflated Celebration Team iOne 17- hit 4-for-7. Men's player of the week
Church, will bring three teams for When putting the FDSL together in various tournamlenis alt Ilgan 5. B.J. Jones and Will I harris both hit is Celebration's Corey Reynolds,
the event which are Southpoint in 2007, Roberts gave advice from an Baptist Church. Team FDSL (head- 4-for-4 for the Pink Gorillas. who hit 5-for-7 with three home
BIlue, The Crusaders and Soduthpoint organizational I." I -... Iii.. 'There ed up by Spivey) has participated in Springhill defeated Five Points runs.
Green. are two main differences between the biggest tournament fundraiser haptist Church 18-10. Makaya For information, visit
The FDSL will be represented by the two leagues Roberts has full held at the ICAA in ihat of "The Wellington hit 4-for-5 for SBC. The www.fdslsoflball.org or call league
Celebration Baptist Church, control of the iHCAA and the FDSI. Tom Mitchell Classic." list season Pink Gorillas then returned to the president Ernie Stuckey at 261-6083.
FRIDAY. APRIl. 6.2012 SPORTS Ncws-Lcadcr
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Free-throw state champion Julie Fournier, left, and state runner-up Antonio Vendola,
right, with Knights of Columbus State Deputy Christopher Kernan and State Advocate
Fournier a champion, Vendola
second in KOC free-throw event
Competing against con-
testants from throughout the
state of Florida, two
Fernandina Beach basketball
players won trophies at the
annual Knights of Columbus
March 17 at Osceola High .
School in Kissimmee.
Julie Fournier, winner of
her age bracket for the last
three years in local free-throw
competitions, capped her par-
ticipation in the Knights of
Columbus free-throw tourna-
ments by taking first place in
the girls 14-year-old division,
sinking 21 of her 25 throws.
This was a fitting climax
for Fournier as she had cap-
tured second and third place
trophies in the past two years
in this annual state, contest.
Antonio Vendola finished a
very strong second in the
boys 13-year-old division.
Tied for first place after the
first round of -ih '....riii. he
lost by just one shot in the
ensuing playoff. Altogether,
Antonio made 241 of his 30
The next local competition
will be held January 2013;
date and location to be
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL I April 19 at Paxon 6:00
7 DIAMOND CLASSIC
I at Suwannee
' ATLANTIC COAST
9 at Fleming Island
S District 4-4A at West Nassau
District 4-4A at West Nassau
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
SJunior Varsity Baseball
April 9 at Fleming Island
April 10 FLEMING ISLAND
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
April 10 at Hilliard
April 12 ENGLEWOOD**
April 16 at Ed White
April 17 at First Coast
April 24-6 District at West Nassau
** Senior night
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Track and Field
April 12 District 3-2A at Raines
April 19 Region 1-2A at Bolles
April 28 State 2A at UNF
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
April.10 at Stanton
April 12 at Ed White
April 13 UNIVERSITY CHRISTIAN
April 17-19 District 4-4A at Yulee
FERNANDINA BEACHiHIGH SCHOOL
April 20-21 State 1A at Kissimrnmee
Hula hoop workshop
A hula hoop workshop will be offered at
the McArthur Family YMCA on Amelia Island
is from 8-
8:45 a.m.; ..
workshop is ,
from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
There are .. "
half day or
full day ses- -
available for .... -
use or pur-
able ages 10-13 and adults. Fees are $45
half day, $80 for the full day and $75 if paid in
advance by April 28.
Contact Erma Brutscher at (443) 415-1136
or EBrutscherl @comcast.net.
Putt-Putt business league
Sign up your business for the Putt-Putt
business league, which opens its spring sea-
son May 1. Four employees or customers
play at 7 p.m. Tuesday; different players may
participate each week. The season culmi-
nates June 19 with the playoff championship.
Fee is $259 per team. To enroll a team, email
Elm StreetLittle League
Elm Street Little League is holding regis-
tration for the spring season from 3:30-6:30
p.m. Monday through Friday at the MLK
Center. Fee is $40 per child ($10 extra for
additional sibling). T-ball (ages 4-8) registra-
tion is now open through May. Cost is $25 for
T-ball. For information, call President Wayne
Peterson at 753-1663.
Amelia Island Boules Club holds petanqoe
pickup games Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.,
Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays at
3:30 p.m. on the petanque courts at the south
end of the downtown marina. Petanque (pay-
tonk) is a cousin of both horseshoes and
bocce, the Italian bowling game. The public is
always welcome to join. Call 491-1190.
Shrimp Festival 5KRun/Walk
The McArthur Family YMCA is hosting the
18th annual Shrimp Festival 5K Run/Walk
May 5 at Main Beach, starting at 8 a.m. The
event includes a 5K run and 5K walk along
with a 1.5-mile walk. Youth events include the
one-mire Katie Caples Memorial Run'for kids
12 and under and the half-mile Popcorn
Shrimp Run for kids eight'and under.
All proceeds go to the Give to the Y
Campaign to benefit families and children in
Nassau County. Registration is available at
the McArthur Family YMCA or online at
Active. com. For information call 261-1080 or
Nassau Challenger Bowling League for
the physically and mentally challenged meets
the second Saturday each month from 3-5
p.m. at the Nassau Bowling Center in Yulee.
Call Melinda Willaford at 261-3136.
Organized bike rides
There are organized bicycle rides in
Fernandina Beach and around Amelia Island
Thursday starting at 9 a.m. and Saturdays
starting at 8:30 a.m., weather permitting. All
rides start from Main Beach. Park near the
miniature golf course. Cyclists of all abilities
are welcome. The ride will be around 30 miles
with rest stops along the way and loops back
to the starting point at around 10 miles before
continuing on the remaining 20 miles of the
route. Lunch after the ride is optional.
Bicycle helmets are mandatory as well as
a bicycle in good working condition. These
rides are led by Don Eipert in conjunction with
the North Florida Bicycle Club. Contact him at
261-5160. Sign up for email notices at www.
ameliaislandcycling.com or www.nfbc.us.
Nassau County Sports Association meets
at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday at the'county build-
ing, Yulee. Call 261-1075 or 277-160.9 for
Baseball and softball umpires can join the
fastest growing umpires association in
Northeast-Florida, the River City Umpires'
Association. River City Umpires is currently
recruiting men and women interested in offici-
ating baseball and softball.
If you live or work in Baker, Bradford, Clay,
Duval, Putnam, St. Johns,or Nassau County,
contact Terry Padgett at (904) 879-6442 or
The Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the
first Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic Club at Ten
Acres. Social hour starts at 6 p.m., dinner at
6:30 p.m. and meeting at 7:30 p.m. Sailors,
powerboaters and interested parties are wel-
come. Contact Commodore Charlie Monroe
at email@example.com or 261-9263 or
GREATER NASSAU COUNTY
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Invites you to our
21st Annual Golf Tournament .
Friday, April 27, 2012 .
Deerfield Lakes Golf & Country Club
4 Person Captain's Choice
8 a.m. Registration 9 a.m. Shotgun Start
Games and Prizes Dinner and Awards Follow Play 1 -
For more information call GNCCC office at (904) 879-144
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
PARKS & RECREATION
Recreational co-ed league
Halftime Sports Bar 18
Logic Mountain 8
Control Freaks 7
Martex Services 11
Crab Trap 8
Martex Services 30
Crab Trap 11I
River Valley Rats 1
Crawford Jewelers 12
Control Freaks 10
Control Freaks 4-2
Halftime Sports Bar
River Valley Rats
Open co-ed league
First Coast Crane
Halftime Sports Bar
Halftime Sports Bar
First Coast Crane
Halftime Sports Bar
First Coast Crane
P5 Productions 7
Swinging Richards 0
Halftime Sports Bar 13
Halftime Sports Bar 22
Swinging Richards 7
P5 Productions 24
P5 Productions 6-2
Halftime Sports Bar 5-3
Swinging Richards 0-8
Games are played at the
YborAlvarez fields on
Bailey Road. For statistics
and schedules, visit
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HEATHER A. PERRY
erle and Grace Earl.
Holland were high
-&. who met in the
"Ijoined the choir just so I
could be near her," said
"I'd look back at him and
he'd wink at me," said his
The pair graduated from
Fernandina High School in
1951 and was married at the
former First Baptist Church
on April 4, 1952, with Grace in
a borrowed gown.
"We had one basket of
flowers that we had to pay off
after the wedding," recalled
the bride, who said her sister
decorated the church with
magnolia leaves and made the
The groom noted that
they still have one of their
wedding presents, a Sunbeam
Holland served in the U.S.
Army during the Korean War
and was fortunate enough to
remain stateside in North
Carolina during his two years
Once his military obliga-
tions had been fuiiill '1, i
Holland and his wife moved
back to Fernandina and start-
ed their family, adopting three
children, Bradley, Diane.and
"He worked (wo or three
jobs so I could stay home and !
raise the children," said Grace
Holland of her husband, who
worked at Rayonier for 39
She taught four-year-olds
in Sunday school for 40 years
and ran a florist business for a
"M) dad built her a little
place out back for that," said
.4, 'af ,' .
HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER
Nerle and Grace Earl Holland today, above, and on their
wedding day on April 4, 1952, below.
youngest daughter, Trish
"We were raised in a home
that was loving and struc-
tured, and we never saw a
fight," said Lute. "They are the
most loving people I know. I
myself have been married for
10 years this August and I can
only pray that I live up to the
marriage my parents have so
One happy family memory
involved the use of sein nets,
large nets used to capture fish
as the ends were pulled
L,., il.ri or dragged to shore.
"Back when seining was
legal, our entire family would
pile up in our trucks and go to
the beach. We, the kids, would
jump out and find small pools
of water to play in while the
adults grabbed the nets and
(dhagged the.bottom of the
ocean floor catching fish.
Every now and again they'd
catch crabs and we'd play with
those while everyone grabbed
the fish and put them in the
The family fish fries follow-,
ing these seining excursions
remain a cherished memory
for Lute, who says one of the,
major contributing factors to
the longevity of her parents'
marriage is the strong support
they provide one another.
"My mother was diagnosed
with breast cancer in the '90s
and my father stood by her as
she had to make the difficult
decision to have a mastecto-
Two years ago, Grace
Holland returned her hus-
band's support when he suf-
fered a stroke that completely
disabled his left arm. He is
retired now, but Grace
Holland remains active with
committees at First Baptist
and the hospital auxiliary.
The couple enjoys spend-
ing time with their six grand-
children and one great-grand-
Their advice for young peo-
ple who want their marriage
to last 60 years?
"Respect is number one,"
"And you've got to have
good communication and
trust," added his wife. "A
sense of humor helps, too."
"And we never smoked or
drank," added Holland,
"We've lived a good, clean
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dent of Savannah Grand
Assisted Living in Fernandina
Beach', will celebrate her 100th
birthday on Monday.
Heckard was born in Volga,
S.1)., on April 9, 1912. Her par-
ents, Albert and Ethel Paul
decided to move to the West
Coast when Millie was 3 years
old and settled in Santa Ana,
Calif., where they lived for the
balance of their lives. Millie
graduated from Santa Ana High
School with honors in 1929 and
went to work for the Prudential
On Dec. 8, 1934, she mar-
ried Furn Underwood and their
first son, Dennis, was born in
1939. In 1941 the Underwoods
moved to San Diego where a
second son, Ned, was born in
1943. Furn Underwood worked
for the telephone company and
the family moved eight times
from 1941 to 1959. He died in
O()n ( li, 11,i,, Day 1959
Millih married George Heckard
1and they moved into a new
home in l.a Mesa, Calif. His
four children joined the two
Underwood children. Millie
worked for the county of San
Diego for 23 years. She retired
in 1971. After retiring the
Heckards spent time traveling
within the U.S. as well as taking
many trips abroad. They cele-
brated their 90th birthdays
together with a party in 2002.
George died in 20034.
At age 92 Millie moved to
Fernandina Beach to live with
son Dennis and his wife, Carol.
In May 2007 Millie moved into
Savannah Grand. She has
seven grandchildren and 13
great-grandchildren, many of
whom will join her on her birth-
OUT AND ABOUT
FRIDAY, APRi. 6,2012
NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA
ARIAS reorganizes to ensure a strong music
l'or the News-Leader ship. However, as economic times to all fourth grade students in the its talented musicians to Amelia
have changed, ARIAS has found that county and give them an opportunity Island for special concerts. The com-
A RIAS (Amelia Residents in it must adjust operations accordingly, to see, feel and hear the various munity has benefited from the popu-
Action for the S,. ,ii'.1,' ',l I but wants to fillv maintain its proven musical instruments. Additionally, lar "Let Freedom Ring" concert, the
has completed a;. rl.' and successful programs. Indeed, ARIAS brings ensembles from the event where ARIAS arranges for the
successful season carry- the organization would like to Jacksonville Symphony to the Jacksonville Symphony to come to
ing out its mission of being active in expand the scope of the programs schools in the county; and buses chil- the island to perform a stirring
support of the Jacksonville that it brings to the community. But dren to the symphony to experience Memorial Day concert for all ages to
Symphony and also bringing music these uncertain economic times have a live orchestra; and awards deserv- enjoy. In recent years, this concert
education to the children of Nassau required reorganization. ing students'scholarships to continue has been held at the First Baptist
County. The ARIAS dream was first real- their musical education. In these Church of Fernandina Beach, a great
Every year since its founding, ized I i .ug, The Instrument Zoo, a days of budget cuts in public school forum that brings the orchestra into
ARIAS has -j,.. 'i. l,, -I the symphony program that is entirely staffed by diln ..ii these efforts are increas- the center of our community.
financially and brought music educa- local volunteers. Instruments are ingly important. ARIAS has'also, until now, held an
tion to the students of the county, donated to and maintained in good The second primary mission of annual formal dinner-concert for
concerts to Amelia Island and vari- operating condition by ARIAS: and ARIAS has been to promote the members, a fundraising event at
ous special programs to its member- local volunteers take i. instruments Jacksonville Orchestra and to bring which the Jacksonville Orchestra has
performed a classical music concert.
But while that gala event was much
enjoyed by those who experienced it,
circumstances have turned against
In the past few years, dinner
prices have gone up significantly, the
cost of bringing the full symphony to
Amelia has escalated and the num-
ber of people attending has been
'reduced by about half due to the
economy. Additionally, the venues
available for a dinnier-concert are too
limited to encourage the robust pub-
lic participation that is needed to
ARIAS Continued on 2B
A Storm isA Comin' to Fernandina tonight
For the News-Leader I
During his five-year hiatus from
the heavy demands of touring, Karl
W. Davis has produced 14 wonder-
ful additions to the world. The first
two were easy, for him at least,.they
are his two beautiful babies, Raemi,'
4, and Julien, 2. The Qther'12 con-
sist of the songs on his latest
recording, "A Storm Is A Comin',"
set to be released in the U.S. today
at the Dog Star Tavern in
In listening to each of the songs
on the CD, one can barely contain
the tears at times as Karl's voice
drips with emotion and soul. On
one of the tracks, "Good Woman,"
the'singer is clearly expressing his
love for his sweet wife, Tina.
"There is just no possible way to
sing about the one you dearly love
without whippiii' out some brand of
chees.." Davi-s -;iv. "So, during the
very fi1I t vci .c I got it all out of the
way. Stars and planets align, our
eyes met across a crowded room,
it's so schmaltzy but, as Tina's
granny used to say, the truth's the
'In the sweet soul ballad,
"N.,lhin'sToo Go-,d F.,l My ,:byv,"
the subject-5'hisd:.ii hu..Tr. X\V iir-
when she was just three months
old, this love song is straight from
daddy's heart, and with 9-year-old
Fernandina Beach singer-songwriter Karl W. Davis leads the Urban Voices Choir of Nantes, France.
Davis will release his latest CD at the Dog Star Tavern tonight.
Zuzu Brown's pristine and tender
voice in duet with Karl's on the cho-
ruses, the effect is nothing short of
breathtaking. Warning! You may
want to run out into the street to
kiss random babies.
After all the lovin', a balance is
struck with the title track, "A Storm
Is A Comin'." Penned by Davis for
the Urban Voices Choir, this
DAVIS Continued on 2B
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Vinyl record night
"The Working Class Stiff" is
ernandina's only vinyl record night
happening every Tuesday from 8
p.m.-midnight at the Dog Star
Tavern located at 10 N. Second St.
More than 1,000 vinyl records are
for sale every week. Enjoy four-plus
hours of incredible and diverse
music ranging from blues, country,
rock and pop played strictly from
vinyl records. Vinyl record night is
hosted by DJ J.G. World and Jim.
Call 277-8010 or visit Dog Star
Tavern on facebook.
Christian music duo releases new album
Christian music duo Joey and
Jeanie have recently released
their second album, "I Grew
up on Gospel." This country-blue-
grass flavored album promises to
make you niik, with 14 sing-
along familiar gospel/hymns
bookended with two original
songs with the same down-home
The sweetness in this album is
enhanced by Joey and Jeanie
reaching out to include over 20 of
Amelia Island's talented local
adults and children, to play instru-
ments or add background vocals
on the album. Listeners are in for
a treat with a musical journey that
will make your hands clap, your
toes tap and will make you want to
listen again and again.
Joey and Jeanie have a non-
profit ministry, "Crowns of
Creation." Their ministry is an
outreach to the community pro-
viding music, prayer and commu-
nity resource information to any
who are seeking encouragement
or help. Unless they are out of
town, they are at the Fernandina
Farmers Market from 10 a.m.-
noon each Saturday and at their
home church, Memorial United
Methodist, where they serve as a
part of the contemporary praise
team each Sunday at 9:45 a.m.
Joey and Jeanie have had an
exciting year of experiencing their
ministry expanding. They have
shared music and stories in the
Northeast, Midwest and Southern
U.S., leading worship at confer-
ences, churches and special
events. The original song, "I Grew
Up on Gospel," the title cut of
their new album, was-developed
into a music video by local film-
makers and was nominated and
shown at the 2012 Amelia Island
Film Festival. TIy ,'. iII be singing
at Courtyard Nights at the Betty
P Cook Nassau Campus of
Florida State College at
Jacksonville on April 13 and then
will be on the road to north
Georgia and North Carolina in
April and May.
to book them for your next event,
to learn more, follow their sched-
ule, to see the new music video
and to get your copy of the "I'
Grew up on Gospel" CD. You can
order or download from the.web-
site or stop by the Fernandina,
Farmers Market and pick up your
copy. You can also join them on
At the end of the War of
1812,1.500 slaves were liber- '
ated from Cumberland T.-
Island.Ga. Kevin McCarthy
will speak about the British
occupation of the island.
southeast Georgia. and the proclamation offering
freedom to the slaves in the winter of 1815, at a
meeting of the'General Duncan Lamont Clinch
Historical Society on April 9 at7:30 p.m. at the
Amelia Island Museum of History. 233 S. Third
St. The public is invited.
'STRETCAR NAI1' '-D + -
Amelia Community Theatre .J
presents "Streetcar Named Desire." -
Tennessee Williams' masterpiece
explores the extremes between fan- lteA ,
tasy and reality.While visiting her :,-,--
'sister, Stella. in New Orleans, fallen No
Southern belle Blanche DuiBois'
illusions of grandeur are shattered by her earthy
and realistic brother-in-law. Stanley Kowalski. in
this sultry Southern drama. Directed by Marylee
Long. Performances are at 8 p.m. April 12,13.14.19.
20,21.26.27 and 28. with a matinee at 2 p.m. April
22. Tickets are on sale now at $20 for adults and
$10 for students. Amelia Community Theatre is
located at 207 Cedar St. Box office hours are
Thursday. Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
and 90 minutes before curtain. Call 261-6749 or
purchase tickets online at www.ameliacommuni-
MI'MOIIFS EXHIT .
On April 13 and 14 from 5-8
p.fn.. the Seventh Street '
Gallery presents "Memories
of Josephine" by Jose Garcia.
In this one-man show.,
Garcia's paintings bring .
Josephine Baker. the leg-
endary performer. to life with
all the color and excitement that defined her.
Throughout her 50-year career. Baker dazzled
and captivated audiences from Philadelphia to
Paris. She was decorated by the French govern-
ment for her bravery during World War II and
was'the guest of royal houses across Europe. At
home in the U.S.. Baker fought tirelessly for equal-
ity and civil rights.
A limited edition "Memories of Josephine"
book will be for sale with glossy prints of Garcia's
art on every page and fascinating facts and
insightful quotes by Baker herself.
The gallery is located at 14 S. Seventh St..
downtown Fernandina Beach. For questions.
directions or to arrange an alternate viewing
time. call 432-8330.
The Amelia Island Museum of History. 233 S.
Third St.. invites the public to the opening of its
newest temrnporary exhibit. FDR to Obama: A
Private Collection. on April 13 at 6
p.m. Every four years we decide
who our next president will
be. WiIthout fail. entrepre-
neurs create countless T-
shirts, posters, buttons and
other paraphernalia to help
support their candidate. Some
disappear after November. but some of the more
Sc,]l i\ c items become part of history and sought
after by collectors for years to come. One such
local i ,llc 11 ir has graciously loaned the museum
his c. ,1ik. ii 'n that spans every presidential elec-
tion from Franklin D. Roosevelt to present day.
Helping open the exhibit will be Jack Pickard pre-
sent ing the history of political parties in America.
Admission is $5 for museum members and $10
nonmembers. For information contact Alex at 61
7378. ext. 102.
FRID)A. APRIl. 2012 LEISURE News-Leader
OUT AND ABOUT
The Nassau Humane
Society is holding a silent
auction on an antique pump
organ, probably from the
early 1900s. The parlor
organ, in excellent condition,
was originally sold by Sears
Roebuck & Co. of Chicago
and was donated to NHS.
See (and hear) the organ at
the NHS Second Chance
store, 312-S. Eighth St.,
Fernandina Beach, open 10
a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
A video is also available at
The starting minimum bid is
$300 and the silent auction
will close at the end of the day
on April 16. ,
All proceeds will benefit
the dogs and cats awaiting
their forever homes at the
NHS shelter, 671 Airport Road
in Fernandina Beach. For
informAtion call the store at
Ballroom Dance Amelia
offers "Dancing with the
Stars" themed classes
Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and
Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Group class each week will be
the dances featured on the
Monday episode of the show.
Beginners welcome. Private
lessons by appointment. Call
Aimee Marshall at (617) 312-
1932 or email ballroornh-
The Pink Ribbon Ladies,
a support group in Nassua
County for survivors of
breast and other female
cancers, Will hold meet at 6
p.m. April 9 in the Conferen-
ce Room at Baptist Medical
Ca den, a local fiber artist, will
share her art and provide a
springboard for discussion.
For information contact Joyce
Karsko at 261-2976 or Isobel
,Lyle at 321-2057.
The April 10 meeting of
the Amelia Island Quilt
Guild wilt feature Karen
Preston of Gold Star
Stitchery with a trunk show
that will demonstrate her
evolution from traditional
quilting to a less regiment-
ed style. Preston's passions
in life have influenced her
quilting style ahd her recent
interest in creating cat dolls.
She will offer a workshop in
basic doll making techniques
on April 11. Email info@aiquil-
ters.com for information or to
register for the workshop. The
guild meets the second
Tuesday of the month at the
Women's Club, 201 Jean
LaFitte Ave. Programs are
free and open to the public.
The Newcomers Club of
Amelia Island will host its
monthly coffee on April 12
at 10:30 a.m. All women who
reside in Nassau County (no
matter how long they have
lived here) are welcome to
attend. For further informa-
tion, contact Lulu Elliott at
548-9807; or visit http://new-
*,Angels will hold a
Cats Angels will hold a
book sale on April 14 from 9
a.m.-noon in the parking lot
at 709 S. Eighth St.,
Fernandina Beach, with a
variety of books to choose
from. Purchase a bag for $1
and fill it with books. Cats
Angels is a 501 (c)3 charity. It
receives no monies.from any
government entity. All revenue
received to support its organi-
zation is through private dona-
tions, grants and fundraising.
A Yulee High School
reunion for the classes of
1939 to 1965 will be held
from 4 p.m. until on April 14
with a Frontier Days theme
at the home of Richard
Wilson in north Jackson-
ville. The meal is $15 per per-
son and will be served at 5
p.m. Tickets are available at
Southeastern Bank in Yulee
or by mail from Ruth Brewer,
96145 Blackrock Road, Yulee,
FL 32097. For information call
The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will -
meet at 7 p.m. April 17 at
the Fernandina Beach
Community Room, 1525
Lime St. Faith Varrasse and
Lori Miranda will present "Let
Me Weave Yout a Story:
and Family Patterns."
Genealogy is more than
names and dates. Research
often turns up similarities and
themes connecting several
generations. The program will
illustrate this with a story of
two unrelated family lines that
both originated in Yorkshire,
England and converged cen-
turies later in Pennsylvania.
The genogram a method for
psyciihoogists- :c graphically
represent family patterns -
will be introduced as a tool for
genealogists. The presenta-
tion will also include the
results of a "20 Questions"
srtrvey of genealogy experi-
ences. The public is welcome.
This year marks the
450th anniversary of the
French arrival on Amelia
Island. Several commemo-
rative events are planned,
including a visit by French
naval schooners to the
Fernandina Harbor Marina
April 27-29 and an Isle de
Mai Petanque Tournament
April 29. For information call
277-7325, ext. 259 or visit
select the anniversary link on
the left-hand side of the page.
The 4-H group Juss'
Horsin' Around will hold its
annual fundraiser for RAIN
Humane Society on April 28
at Deep Creek Plantation,
located on CR 121 in Nassau
County. First horseback ride
out is at 10 a.m. Ride out on
your own or with a group. Fee
is $25 per person. Jackpot
Obstacle Challenge offered.
The club will serve lunch from
Callahan BBQ from 11 a.m.-3
p.m. for $6 per plate, including
drink and dessert.
All horse riders must
RSVP by April 26. To sign up
or learn more call Jennifer
Hall at (904) 845-2925.
*The city of Fernandina
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Beach's first "Senior" Prom
will be held from 5:30-9 p.m.
April 29 at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
Ages 55 and up are invited to
enjoy a night of music cour-
tesy of Instant Groove, danc-
ing, heavy hors d'oeuvres,
refreshments and a cash bar
(beer and wine). Tickets are
$25 and available at the rec
center. For information con-
tact Jay at 277-7350, ext 2013
Fernandina Chapter #55
Order of The Eastern Star
will celebrate its 100th
anniversary on April 29 at 2
p.m. If you are a descendant
of a Past Matron or Past
Patron of Fernandina Chapter
#55, please use the contact
number to reserve your seat
in their honor. Call (904) 849-
Join "Party and a Play at
ACT" on April 17 to support
Communities in Schools of
Nassau County. Enjoy a spe-
cial performance of "A
Streetcar Named Desire" and
libations and heavy gourmet
hors d'oeuvres by Horizon's
Restaurant. Tickets are $50
and include the reception at 7
p.m. and performance at 8
p.m., all to benefit CIS. Tickets
are available at cisnassau.
ticketleap.com, at (904) 321-
2000 or at the AIFBY Cham-
ber of Commerce. Amelia
Community Theatre is located
at 207 Cedar St.
Spring and a birthday -
theatergoers need no better
reasons for attending
Fernandina Little Theatre's
of Shakespeare's popular
comedy "Much Ado About
Nothing." While friends con-
spire to hook up confirmed
singles and favorite sparring
partners Beatrice and
Benedick, the malicious Don
John sets out to destroy
another couple's happiness.
Timed to celebrate what
would have been Shake-
speare's 448th birthday, the
performances are April 20, 21
and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and April
22 at 2:30 p.m. at FLT, 1014
Beech St. Tickets are $10,
and available at the door or in
advance at The UPS Store in
the Fernandina Beach Publix
shopping center. Patrons are
encouraged to purchase tick-
ets in advance.
Theatre is offering a Date
Night & Children's Theatre
Workshop from 6-9 p.m. on
Parents attending the April
21 mainstage performance of
"A Streetcar Named Desire"
may enroll their children
(grades K-5) in the theater
workshop next dqor in the
Studio Theatre, 209 Cedar St.
Show tickets are $20 for
adults. The workshop is $10
per child and includes theater
activities, a G-rated movie
and snacks, and allows par-
ents time for dinner and the
show before. To sign up your
child, call the ACT Box Office
at 261-6749 or come by dur-
ing box office hours, 11 a.m.-1
p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays,
The ACT Guild presents
a "Spring Fever Showcase"
on April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at
the Amelia Community
Theatre Mainstage Theatre,
207 Cedar St., Fernandina
Beach. Tickets are $15 adults
and $10 children/students
(through high school).
Family is where you find it,
and this musical revue, direct-
ed by Jill Dillingham, spot-
lights the many kinds of famrni-
lies and relationships that
make our lives fun and full.
Singers will include talent
from the theater family, the
community and high schools.
After the show, meet the cast
and enjoy refreshments. Be a
part of the ACT family and join
in a night of entertainment for
all, Purchase tickets at
atre.org or call the box office
at 261-6749. Box office hours
are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday
Join the Amelia Island
Museum of History Thursdays
at 5:30 p.m. to tour four of the
town's most popular, notori-
ous or otherwise historic pubs
and bars. One ticket will get
you one drink at each estab-
lishment and an earful of col-
orful tales about the places
you visit and others along the
way. Tickets are $25 per per-
son (must be 21, must show
ID); tour begins at the historic
train depot in downtown
Fernandina Beach. Res-erva-
tions required. Contact Thea
at 261-7378, ext.105 or
Guests on the ghost tour
Local singer and so,-ngwriiir Susan Marie
Gallion has released a video icr her new
song, Child of Thunde.r in collaboralicon \\wiih
Jim Marett (original airangernenit.'dermo)
Blue Miller imasier engingeer'produc:er) and
friend Bonny Holder larist and muse) Watch
Ihe video Cn YouTube
iwww youlube co.m'oceanbiiJusic i or on
Galicon's ReverbNation page
Renielle Wesi, reco-rding artist, wi(le
Child rI Thunder exactly expresses my o:,wn
regiels Profound lyrics, beautiful voice greal
sc'n'. line prc.duciinr Brave., Susani And
thank you lor your voice"
The Island Chamber Singers under the
direction of Jlane Lindberg, will present 19tl-i
Century Romantics." a conceal showcasing
Brahms and Pjccini. on April 20 and 22 at
the Amelia Plantation Chapel Featured will
be Giacomo PJccini's Messa di Gloria and
Johannes Brahms'Schicksalsiled. 0, The
Song of Fate.
This year tenor soloist Reginald
Bouknight from Washington D C will sing
with the group and also perotm', solos
Including a selection of spirituals
The concerns will take place at the chapel.
36 Bowman Road. April 20 at 8 p rrn and
April 22 at 3 p.m An opening night reception
will be held at the Fellowship Hall immediate-
ly following Friday's performance
Tickets, $15 for adults and free for K-12
students, are available at islandcham-
bersingers.con. from the singers, the
Welcome Cen-er. 102 Centre St i800) 226-
3542, and the AIFBY Chamber of
Commerce. 961687 Gateway Blvd Suite
101G, 261-3248 Tickets will also be sold at
the door For information call 225-0575 on
The Amelia Island Museum of lislory
comes to Sheffield's at the Palace on Centre
Street, downtown Fernandina, with music by
Tammerlin. Hear exceptional guitar work
accompanying clever original songs and tra-
ditional tunes pulled from the roots of
American music a little bit folk, pop, coun-
try. old time. British Isles and blues with
some world music flavorings on April 22 from
5-7 p m Tickets are $15 and available at the
museum, 233 S. Third St Seating is first
come first served. For information or to pur-
chase tickets, contact Alex at 261-7378. ext
The Amelia Island Chamber Music
Festival will run May 13-June 8 with a galaxy
of intemalional stars and outstanding emerg-
ing talent The festival is offering discounts
on ticket packages for multiple pertormanc-
es 10 percent off for three to live perform-
1in'-~ and 20 percent :tl ic.r r'm< 'or more con.-
-nsri Seas:.n tic-.kes are a.ail.,bl c le1 $384
a 20 percent discount Call 261-1779 Visit
www aicmi com
A lazz tam is held at Pablos. 12 N
Second St Fernandina Beach trom 7-10
p m the first Wednesday of each month
Musicians are invited to sit in for one sonr or
the whole night Join the mailing list by email.
ing beechlyver-'.bellsc.uth net
Dog Star Tavern. 10 N Second 54. Kail
ARIAS Continued from 1B
make such an occasion a success. Because of
these factors, the formal dinner-concerti is no
longer a viable option.
In view of all the above factors, ARIAS is
restructuring to expand its membership base
and to actually bring more music to Amelia
Historically, the funding for ARIAS came
primarily from membership dues. But starting
this year ARIAS is changing its basic member-
ship structure. Annual memberships will be
reduced to cost only $50 per person and $85 a
couple. All the membership dues will be fully
tax-deductible and will be used exclusively for
the children's programs and for covering the
net operating costs of bringing the Jacksonv-
ille Orchestra and smaller orchestral groups
of symphony members to Amelia Island.
All sponsored programs will be available to
the full public. Everyone, members and non-
members, will pay the ticket cost for events,
but the ticket sales will in most cases not
cover the full event costs. ARIAS will fund the
net costs of the programs, including the "Let
Freedom Ring" concert (the next one is
scheduled for this Memorial Day, May'28, at
the First Baptist Church, Fernandina Beach).
Talks are ongoing with the symphony to add a
DAVIS Continued from 1B
poignant lament addresses the disparity in
health and wealth throughout the world.
"Basically the message is to love your neigh-
bor, or be struck in the head by a giant bolt of
lightning," says Davis.'
As everyone knows who has been follow-
ing Davis through the years, (his is a continu-
ation of the France-Fernandina musical ex-
change, which he initiated 11 years ago. The
high level of musicianship and a fertile cre-
ative atmosphere led to a critically acclaimed
album and a one-year tour of Europe and the
east coast of lthe t.S. The success of the "Karl
W. Davis And The Milkmen" recording and
world tour, and more recently the collabora-
tion with French soul/blues artists Malted
will learn Amelia Island
ghost stories as they tiptoe
through dark streets and walk
in the footsteps of a bygone
era as the past comes alive
through the skillful storytelling
of your guide. The tour begins
Davis and Friends tonight. DJ Lounge Chair
April 7 LucirlApril 13. and Flannel Church
April 14 Visil Dog Star on Facebook Vist
Reverbnalion corn or a complete list of
upcoming acts Call 277-8010
Florida House Inn
Florida House Inn 22 S Third St.,
hosts Hickory Wind in the Frisky Mermaid
bar on Thursdays liorn 7 30-10 pm Call
The Hammerhead, 2045 South
Fletcher Ave.. karaoke on Sunday nighis
with Daddy '0' DJ Follow The Hammerhead
cn Facebook at Hammerheadbar
The Inslant Groove feaiunng Lawrence
Holmes Johnny Robinson. Scott Giddons
and Sam Hamilton plays each Thursday
night at The Rrtz-Carnton, Amelia Island
Dress is casual For information call Holmes
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery. 318
Cenire St free trivia each Monday at 7 30
p m wine tasting the third Tuesday at 6 30
p m. with 10 wines for $10 along with
cheese and crackers and live entertainment.
dart tournament every Tuesday at 7 30 p.m ,
Dan Voll Tuesdays from 7 30-11 30 p m., the
Turner London Band Thursday from 8 30
p m -midnight and Friday and Saturday from
8 30 pm -12 30 am Call 261-1000 Visit
www okanes com
The Palace Saloon 117 Centre St.
Monday nights reggae with Pili Pili and
Chillakaya One. Tuesday Buck Smith
Project. Wednesday Wes Cobb; Thursdays
Hupp & Rob in the Palace & DJ Buca in
Sheffield's; Fridays and Saturdays regional
bands and DJ Anonymous at Sheffield's Call
Bill Childers at 491-3332 or. email bill@thep-
Sandy Bottoms al Main Beach. 2910
Atlantic Ave The Macy's play each
Wednesday from 6-9 p m Invia Thursdays,
live music every Friday and Saturday at 8
p.m Call 310-6904 Visit "
www SandyBottomsAmelia com.
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S Fletcher
Ave, The Macy's6-10p m Fridays and
Saturday live music 9 p m.-1 a m. Friday-
Sunday in the Breakers Bar, live music 1-5
p m and 6-10 p m in the Tiki Bar Saturday
and Sunday Pili Pili reggae from 7-11 p m.
Wednesday. live music 6-10 p m every
night Call 277-6652 Visa www sliderssea-
side :orm Join Sliders on Facebook and
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199 South
Fletcher Ave Richard Smith tonight, Larry &
the Backtracks Apnl 7, Richard Stratton 1 -5
p m and Reggie Lee 6-10 p.m April 8, Kent
Kirby April 9. Andy Haney April 10; DJ Roc
April 11. Richard Smith April 12. Larry & the
Backtracks April 13, and Reggie Lee April 14
Entertainment is 5-9 p m Monday-Thursday,
6-10 p m Friday and Saturday and 1-5 p.m
Sunday The Surf is open Easter Sunday.
pops concert on the island to the annual
schedule, featuring either the full orchestra or
a part of it.
ARIAS will continue to sponsor events that
may include less formal dinner parties or
cocktail parties with music ensembles, rather
-than the full orchestra. And arrangements will
be made for bus trips to and from Jacksonville
for the Opera and Coffee Concerts. Members
will get first notice of availability for these
ARIAS points out that in order to continue
its success, they need your support. With it
ARIAS will continue to:
Provide music education for Nassau
Support the Jacksonville Symphony, an
institution that is a vital asset for the Amelia
Island community and indeed the entire
greater Jacksonville area
Sponsor musical events each season for
ARIAS members and the community, includ-
ing "Let Freedom Ring"
ARIAS hopes that people tell their fiends
and neighbors about the organization and
what it brings to the community, and that they
will become members of this important non-
for-profit organization. To inquire about mem-
bership contact Tom Pippin, 491-6285 or Bill
Milk, has enabled Davis to devote himself
fully to his family as a stay-at-home dad but, as
you may have heard, a storm is a coming .
Davis will be heading to France this sum-
mer with his longtime accompanist and writ-
ing partner Jim Barcaro to promote their new
Release and to compose and perform songs
with the 850-member Urban Voices Choir in
Nantes, France. This three-month project will
culminate in an entire month of concerts at
the finest theaters and concert halls in the
Loire Valley region.
For information about the CD release
party and the Urban Voices Choir visit reverb-
nation.com/karlwdavis and leadinterna tion-
al.fr. Join the Dog Star Tavern and Davis on
facebook. Call Dog Star, 10 N. Second St., at
at 6 p.m. every Friday like
clockwork and lasts approxi-
mately one hour. Meet your
guide in the cemetery behind
St. Peter's Episcopal Church,
801 Atlantic Ave.
Tickets may be purchased
at the Amelia Island Museum
of History for $10/adults and
Contact Thea at 261-7378,
ext. 105 or Thea@ameliamu-
seum.org for more informa-
Volunteer M atch.org
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FRIDAY, APIizI. 6. 2012 HOMES News-Leader
Wild Nite on sea turtles a chance to do your part
Mary Duffy, president of Amelia Island
Sea 'Trtle Watch, will be the featured speaker
at the"Wild Nile" nature forum on Tuesday at
7 p.m. at the Peck Center at 516 South 10th St.
inl Fernandina Beach.
The program is free and open to the public
of all ages and will focus on the volunteer
work of Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch, an
*,i ,ri, .i;.... dedicated to collecting data about
sea turtle nesting and helping endangered sea
turtles survive on this island.
The meeting will also serve as the organi-
zational :,. -I.L- for Sea Turtle Watch, and
interested persons may be asked to volunteer
if they so choose. AISTW, like Wild Amelia
Nature Festival, is an all-volunteer nonprofit
organization. With sea turtles already nesting
early just a few dozen miles south of Amelia
Island, perhaps because of warm sea water
temperatures, the meeting comes at an oppor-
For more than 20 years a network of men
and women volunteers have arisen before the
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A single leatherback hatchling makes its
way to the sea.
sun to walk the beaches of Amelia Island look-
ing for the'huge telltale tracks of the logger-
head, green and even leatherback turtles that
have nested on this island for centuries. All
endangered species, these female turtles
comlle ashore only to nest, sometimes several
limes a summer. It is thought that some inter-
nal GPS leads them back to the beach of their
birth for nesting.
Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch volunteers
verify the existence and type of nest, cordon it
off for protection and wait and watch for 50-60
days until the 100-150 eggs hatch. Very small
hatchling tracks are indicators of the success-
ful hatch; and permitted volunteers excavate
the nest to count the shards of hatched eggs
and look for live hatchlings in the nest, which
are then released to the sea.
Observing the ancient ritual of the sea tur-
tle nest is one of the great joys of living on
Amelia'Island; each resident and visitor can do
some very simple things each summer from
May through August to help make sure the
nesting season is successful.
To find out how you can help sea turtles
and hatchlings survive, plan on attending the
Wild Nile on Tuesday and bring your turtle
questions. It is worth noting that nesting sea-
sons the last two years were very successful,
with more than 200 and 150 nests in 2010 and
This sea turtle Wild Nite is the next-to-last
in a series of nature forums sponsored by the
Wild Amelia Nature Festival in the months
before the festival, scheduled this year for
The final Wild Nite will be Tuesday, May 8
and will focus on this year's festival mascot,
the Florida bobcat. For more information
about the Wild Nites and the Wild Amelia
Nature Festival, a three-day celebration
of the wild places and wildlife of Amelia Island,
visit www.wildamelia.com and/or the Wild
Amelia Nature Festival Facebook page. *
Registration is now under way for all phases of
For more information about the Amelia
Island Sea Turtle Watch, visit the AISTW *
Facebook page and/or www.ameliaislandsea-
Stick to sugar and water
at hummingbird feeders
Q.I have heard if you give
water it will cause liver dis-
ease. Is it true? SS
A.I called the Audubon
.Society about this ques-
tion just to be sure no new
problems had cropped up of
which I was unaware. I was.
particularly interested in your
question as I know many gar-
deners supplement our land-
scapes with hummingbird
The University of Florida
would suggest you always
have trees, shrubs and flow-
ers in your yard,to attract
hummingbirds and provide
them with sufficient nutrient
sources. Planting a red buck-
eye or wild azaleas in a shad-
ed site in your. landscape will
provide nectar in the early
spring as these native plants
are the first
to put out
GARDEN fourr parts
water so the sugar will dis-
solve easily but be sure to stir
the solution sufficiently so all
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sugar il' dissolve.,a
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Allow the watclean water
and one part
Beckyeordi late sugar.
water so the sugar will dis-
solve easily but be sure to stir
the solution sufficiently so all
sugar p:i .i ... dissolve.
Allow the water to cool
before pouring it into the
Never use artificial sweet-
eners or honey as' these can
be toxic to the birds. Never
add red f6od coloring as the
bird's kidneys cannot process
the dyes. These two impor-
tant factoids, regarding the
sugar water, may be where
the rumors of sugar feeders.
being lethal got their start.
If you use multiple feeders,
keep them about 10 feet from
each other to avoid fights
between the birds as hum-
mers are very territorial.
Change out the water every
three to five days as it can
become rancid. Wash the
feeders when changing out
new sugar solutions. Do not
use soap or chlorine to clean
the hummingbird feeders -
Planting a red buckeye or
wild azaleas in a shaded
site in your landscape will
provide nectar in the early
spring for fiummingbirds.
just warm water.
Bottlebrush trees, butter-
fly bush, firespike, plumbago
and coral vine are easy care
plants to attract hummers to
your yard. For more informa-
tion on hummingbirds check
out the University of Florida
(; Can I 'grow mint here? I
.see it in all the stores
and I would love to have some
for cooking. JL
A The mints are some of
.the most easy-to-grow
perennial herbs for Florida
gardens. Spearmint (Mentha
spicata) and peppermint (M.
piperita) are two of the more
popular along with apple and
orange mints. I have seen
chocolate inint and several
variegated forms all beauti-
The flowers of the mint
family are small and are
white, pink, blue or violet.
Mint should be started in
moist soil, using surface or
underground runrfers as
sprigs for new plants. In'
Florida, many of the mints
grow profusely in shade or
full sun. The leaves and flow-
ering tops are the useful
parts, both fresh and dried.
We would suggest you
consider planting the mint of
your choice in containers. If
you plant them in the soil,
they have a tendency to
become weedy and grow
where you do know want
them to grow. Do not be
afraid to pinch off new leaves
as these provide the best fla-
vor. Mint leaves can be cut up
and placed in freezer bags,
then stored in the freezer so
they are ready to use whenev-
er you need them.
Mint plants are also great
additions to classroom proj-
ects as they can be grown in a
container easily, they attract
butterflies and provide senso-
ry lessons smell, taste and
Q *Can we grow the sweet
.clove here? MG
A Clove tree, Carophyllius
.aromnaticus,, is small
evergreen tree. The pink-
peach colored flowers
appear at the beginning of the
rainy season and grow in
bunches at end of branches.
The calyces, with the
embryo seed, are beaten
from the tree and when
dried form the cloves sold in
Calyces are actually the
sepals of a flower. They
enclose the petals and form a
protective layer around a
flower in bud. The flowers
have a strong, refreshing
odor. If the seeds are allowed
to mature, most of the pun-
gency is lost. Each berry has
only one seed. It takes about
eight to nine years after plant-
ing before the tree produces
any fruit. The whole tree is
highly aromatic including
The spice was introduced
i to Europe from the fourth
t5 the sixth century. The
finest cloves come from
Molucca and Pemba, where
the trees grow better than
anywhere else, but they are
also imported from the
East and West Indie's,
'Mauritius and Brazil. We do
not have similar climates to
these areas so I suspect the
plant would not be productive
Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFAS
County Extension Director for
Nassau County and Nassau
County Horticulture Agent III,
is'a University of Florida facul-
Mail questions to Garden
Talk, c/o Rebecca Jordi,
'Nassau County Extension,
543350 US 1, Callahan, FL
32011. Visit http://nassau
The Walkin' Nassau Club will walk in
North Hampton on April 14 at 9 a.m., followed
by breakfast/brunch at the North Hampton
Golf Club for anyone interested. Meet at 8:45
a.m. at the golf club, 34050 North Hampton
Club Way, Yulee. Contact Jane Bailey at 261-
9884 or email@example.com.
On April 16 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.,
Nassau'County Master Gardener volunteers .
will conduct a Plant Clinic at the Yulee
Extension Office (A1A'and Pages Dairy
Road). Bring plant samples showing problems
in your landscape. Problems will be identified
and solutions offered for .,., i-- ii There is
no fee for this service. Call (904) 879-1019.
The 10th annual bitterly release and semi-
nar discussing the types of Florida native
plants that attract butter flies to your garden
will be held April 21 from 10-11:30 a.m. at
Reflections of Nature Garden Cent'r, '''"
US 17 South in Yulee. The event is free and
open to the public. Call 225-9915.
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In partnership with Fort Clinch State Park, Keep Nassau Beautiful and local
organizations, beach cleanup have been scheduled to celebrate Earth Day and par-
ticipate in the Great American Clean Up. All events begin at Fort Clinch. The public
is invited to participate. Park entrance fees are waived for participants.
Sunday, April 22 will include a cleanup with the Girl Scouts of Nassau County
starting at 2 p.m. at the beach parking lot and going south from the fishing pier to
Fernandina Beach beach access 16 North. The Wild Amelia Nature Festival will
hold a cleanup at 2 p.m., also starting at the beach parking lot and going north and
west from the fishing pier to the Fort.
Saturday, April 28 join a cleanup with the Sustainable Fernandina Committee
starting at 9 a.m. at the fort parking lot and covering the area from the fort west and
south to the old pogy plant. For additional information on any of the events contact
Len Kreger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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the French artist Jacques
LeMoyne will be presented
at Fort Caroline National
Memorial on Junior Ranger
Day, April 28, 1-3 p.m.
"From Boll to Shawl" -
A demonstration of cotton
spinning and weaving at
.Kingsley Plantation, April 24-
26 at 2 p.m.
"Picture Yourself in the
16th Century" Includes
demonstrations of crossbows
and muskets at Fort Caroline
April 28 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
"Find Yourself in a
National Park" A compass
scavenger hunt for the whole
family all day at Kingsley
Plantation April 28.
"Picture Yourself as a
Ranger".- Dress up like a
ranger and learn about the
National Park Service uni-
form, available all day at
Kingsley Plantation April 28.
Kingsley Plantation is
located at 11676 Palmetto
Ave.Call (904) 251-3537. Fort
Caroline is located at 12713
Fort Caroline Road, call
The Timucuan Ecological
and Historic Preserve,
Jacksonville's National Park,
will celebrate National Park
Week with a range of activi-
ties April 21-29. The theme,
"Picture Yourself in a
National Park," will also
include Junior Ranger Day
Events will be offered
free of charge all week and
"Painters in the
Wilderness" -An arts and
crafts program inspired by
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FRIDAY, APRIL 6,2012/News-Leader
Applications for the
Nassau County Community
(NCCDC) Elmo Myers Mem-
orial Scholarship, Peck
Memorial Scholarship arid the
Scholarship are now available
at Fernandina Beach High
School. The Cook Scholar-
ship is also available at Yulee
High School. Applications for
the NCCDC Scholarship in
Honor of Felix Jones of Fer-
nandina Beach are available
at Hilliard, West Nassau and
Yulee high schools. Deadline
is April 20. Contact your guid-
ance office or call 261 -4396 or
261-4113 for information.
The Nassau Sport Fishing
Association will award the
Johnny Thirsk Memorial
Scholarship worth $1,000 for
the 2012-13 school year. It is
renewable and good for two
years for a total of $2,000 per
Applicants must reside in
Nassau County, plan to attend
a two- or four-year college
and complete an essay on
why they plan to attend col-
lege, their future goals and
why they should receive the
scholarship. Financial need
- and academic scores will be
eration will be given to stu-
dents interested in marine
biology and/or participation in
For details see your school
guidance office or www.fish
nsfa.com. Deadline is April 20
to mail to The Nassau Sport
Fishing Association, Attn: The
Johnny Thirsk Memorial
Scholarship Committee, C/O
Mike Castner, 2803 Tidewater
St., Femandioa Beach, FL
The Fernandina Beach
Association (EAA) Chapter
943, will award its aviation
emphasis scholarship in the'
spring to one or more resi-
dents of Nassau County with
an interest in pursuing a
career or interest in aviation.
Applications are available at
all Nassau County high
schools or contact Calista
Bestor at 261-3692.
Amelia Island Montessori
School has prepared fun and
exciting educational activities
for children ages 18 months
through adults. From Toddler
"Dig those Dinosaurs" to
Primary "Little Chefs," AIM
offers a wide variety of camp
topics to keep children
engaged. For first graders on
up, the school provides sum-
mer camp studio classes that
include Clay Art, Camp
iMovie, African Dance, Sea
Turtle Exploration, Horse
Camp, Jewelry Making and'
more. Visit Amelialsland
Montessori.com for camp
details and online registration.
It's the Southside
Elementary annual orientation
for parents and students
enrolling in kindergarten for
the 2012-13 school year. The
orientation meeting will begin
at 8:30 a.m. on April 9 in the
cafeteria. Classroom visita-
tions will follow the meeting.
Your child must be five on
or before Sept. 1,2012 to
enroll in kindergarten'.
Documents to bring include:
original or certified copy of
child's birth certificate, immu-
nization record, physical
examination record, Social
Security card, and proof of
address. Registration begins
April 9. Call the school at 491-
7941 for more information.
Contestant rehearsals for
the Miss Shrimp Festival 2012
Scholarship Pageant are held
every Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at
the Bean School of Dance, 25
N. Third St. Contestants will
be accepted until April 10.
Bring the completed applica-
tion and participation agree-
ment to your first rehearsal.
Download applications at
For information contact
Barbara Book at 583-1770 or
Sandy Price at 206-0756 or
Leave a message with your
phone number if the call is
answered by voice mail.
Fernandina Beach Christian Academy
students work and play with students
from the Journey Homeschool Co-Op
On April 10 and 12, Fernandina Beach
Christian Academy will open its doors to
families that are exploring their choices in
classroom education for their young chil-
dren and would like to meet the faculty
and learn how the students are taught to
learn. On either of these days the school
may be visited at 9 a.m., while in session,
or at 6 p.m. 0
Fernandina Beach Christian Academy
offers standards-based kindergarten, first
and second grades. All teachers are certi-
fied in early childhood. This is the
school's second year of operation. It is
located at 1600 S. Eighth St., at First
Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach.
'SPA CE DA Y'A T YES
At left is a satellite replica,
super-imposed over the Earth,
that Yulee Elementary School
fourth graders built with the help
of individuals from Lockheed
"This was one of the station
activities students participated in
for Space Day at Yulee
Elementary School, March 9,"
said Principal Scott Hodges.
"In addition to learning about
the satellite and its functions,
students also learned about
famous astronauts, participated
in team building activities that
simulated space walk missions
and worked with some of the
equipment used in space."
Space Day was a culminating
activity for the March 5-9
Science Week at Yulee
FRIDAY, APRIL 6.2012
To Place An Ad, Call (904) 261-3696. The Classified Ad Deadline for Wednesdays is 5:00 p.m. Monday and for Fridays is 5:00 p.m. Wednesday
100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 204 Work Wanted 403 Finm.aril-,H.,rr Pe.opert 606 Fh,:..o Euiprn.-t & ijh 6p Bu...- i:iu,,6,,:..t 800 REAL ESTATE 813 investment Propaery 85S Condc.J-U.Furru.sned
101 Card of Thanks 205 Live-in Help 404 M*1or,.ey To LO-n 607 A,"ilu0-C.:.1iiccTv.iDie izU '..;l-.:..-:lJu-i 8O1 wantedd to, .u& or Rent 814 West Nassau County, 859 Homes-Furn.shed
102 Li st F,.Fun.j 206 Child Care 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 Pr,.:..uj:e 6`,1! G.arer, LI, : .'u.m,r-,i &2 Mroble H.omes 815 Kingsland/St. r.arys 860I Homes-Uniurr,51heo
103 In .lmiersam i 207 Business Opportunity 501 i-Eqi,,pTe-t h a-,.pi,.ar,r-s 6 2 PI.nrr- ,'--a; F-rtl;,,-r 803 rlc.ble Home L.tsI 816 Camden Counr' 86l1 Vacaion PeR-,als
104 Personals 300 EDUCATION 50.2 t..i',.stck SupOlie~ 6r10 Ar C.rndiitrer.Het-atrs iE.- 3 ...,ap, Tri-ole Amrrelia a;iand HomEs 817 Other Areas 862 Bea & Breakfast
105 Publi-, IJc,lc 301 Schroli & -struct., 502 Pe,'Suppiile 611 MH.:.'ne Fur-,.h.r-.,. :l W.,ance.: Ito 6u, a0 Beaches 850 RENTALS 863 Office
106 Happy Card 302 D.e'EO.-.er:rse 500 Ser.,ces 612 .lusc.al l,1Strum,-,nt '25 F.-. ii.-, 80h Wa-er'fron-t 851 Roommate Wanted 864 Commercial, Retai
107 Special Occ a~or, 303 Hob.es/Crafts 600 MERCHANDISE 613 Tel.lisi,3n-Radio-'-[ieh- 700 RECREATION 801' C7-ra.-.nmnrmus 852 MobbleH.3mes 5 WTreHna TATON5e
108 G,fi Snosp- 305 Tutoring 601 Garage Sales 614 Jewelr, 'W[he. "01 Boars T. Tr,Iler 1308 Off Island 'Yulee 853 M.*ileo Homne LO5 901 TRANSPORTATION
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 L.esrns-Clas-e- .n02 Artiu.i sfor S 15 BuiJldingi l.a,r,rrii, .12 oat IupliI C,-Do,:kaQe 8O-9 Lois 854 Room 901 Au Truok'o
201 He-lp Warnted 400 FINANCIAL 613 11 scellan-ous 616 Storage,'.ArEhoks,,e,. -'1:13 Sp.rt Euipmrerl 9ai- 8110 Farm' a-reage 855 Apartments-Furrnishl 903 Van
202 Sale a-Buc.ne -101 rmlortgage Boughtr/Sold 6O4 6,cI.-Cls 17 ma1..:rhin-r',* To- i-EQup O-ld I.:rarr,,- ...l,:n. 's 311 Conm ercral,'Retal 8656 Apartrrientsi-lnfurr,. :9 r- rtor-,cies
203 HoteIl'estaurant 402 Stocks B.-'djs 605 rj CiTiputers-Supii'e- f.l au -tior.s ';f CLnomrputrs it. iuppli:- 812 Propsrt, Excrange 857 Condos-Furnished 90 5 Commercal
THENEWS-LEADER SERVICE DIRECTORY Is LOCATED BELOW
S 102 Lost & Found
If You Have Lost Your Pet please
check the Nassau Humane Society
facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next
to the airport (904)321-1647 & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440.
105 Public Notice
ALL REAL ESTATE Advertised
Herein is subject to the Federal
Fair Housing Act, which makes It
Illegal to advertise any prefer-
ence, limitation, or discrimination
based, on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
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. All persons are hereby
Informed that all dwellings
advertised are available on an
equal opportunity basis.
If you believe that you may have
been discriminated against in
connection with the sale, rental or
financing of housing, call the
United States Department of
Housing and Urban Development
HUD 1(800)669-9777, or for
the hearing impaired 1(800)927-
201 Help Wanted
PART-TIME Administrative Staff &
Property Inspector for local Real
Estate Company. Must have trans-
portation, drug test required & Satur-
day work mandatory. Amelia Island
Resort Rentals, Inc., (904)261-9444.
DISHWASHER Part-time, seasonal
work at Greyfield Inn on Cumberland
Island. Boat transportation to/from
Cumberland daily. Call for info:
Greyfield Inn (904)261-6408.
EXPERIENCED PART-TIME HOUSE-
KEEPER Weekends a must. Must
pass background check and drug test.
RESIDENCE INN Experienced
Housekeepers, Front Desk, & Seasonal
Shuttle -Driver. No phone calls
please. Accepting applications at
2301 Sadler Rd.
"PART-TIME OFFICE HELP NEEDED
- at Kennedy Electric. Experience
needed. Please email resume to:
Medical Billing Trainees Needed -
Train to become a Medical Office Asst.
No exp needed. Job training & local
placement assistance. HS Diploma/
GED & PC/Internet needed. (888)374-
COMPANY INCENTIVES Manage-
ment training. $1,600/month to start.
Call today start tomorrow. (912) 882-
MEDICAL ASSISTANT W/ BMO -
FT/40 with great benefits for Baptist
Primary Care in Yulee. 2+ years of
exp, FL BMO lic, & MA certification is
required. Fax resume to (904)391-
201 Help Wanted
HIRING EXP'D/INEXP'D TANKER
DRIVERS Great benefits & payl New
fleet Volvo tractors. 1 yr OTR exp req.
Tanker training avail. (877)882-6537,
PART-TIME Administrative Staff &
Property Inspector for local Real Estate
Company. Must have transportation,
Drug test required and Saturday work
mandatory. Amelia Island Resort
Rentals, Inc. (904) 261-9444
OSPREY VILLAGE has a CNA
position open. The position Is full time
with' benefits. Applicants please apply
online at www:osprey-village.com
DENTAL HYGIENIST A friendly local
family dental practice Is looking for an
energetic full time dental hygienist.
Florida RDH required. Send resume' to:
send to Amelia Gentle Dentistry 1699 S
14th #21 Fernandina Beach FL 32034
CHAPLIN WILLIAMS RENTALS -
Looking to fill full time Customer
Service Rep. position. Send resume to:
CAN YOU DIG IT? We will train,
certify & provide lifetime assistance
landing work. Hiring in Florida. Start
digging as a heavy equipment operator.
OTR DRIVERS WANTED Class A flat
bed drivers. Home every weekend, run
S.E. US. Requires 1 yr OTR F.B. exp.
Pay up to .39/mile. Call (800)572-5489
x227, SunBelt Transport, ULC.. ANF
APPLY NOW 13 drivers. Top 5% pay
& benefits. 2 mos CDL Class A driving
exp. www.meltontruck.com (877)258-
FLORIDA HOUSE INN now hiring
bartender, servers and housekeeper.
I 01 Help Wanted
CARIBBEAN TAN & SPA looking for
a Hairdresser with clientele, and also
an Estheticlan with clientele. Please call
DISHWASHER Must be experienced.
For breakfast/lunch. Apply at Bright
Mornings Cafe, 105 S. 3rd St.
Companies desperately need employ-
ees to assemble products at home. No
selling, any hours. $500 wkly potential.
Info 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. FL-1380.
REAL ESTATE SALES AGENT for
Nassau County new home sales.
Highest commissions paid! Military exp.
helpful. Fax resume to (904)722-2277.
NEW TO TRUCKING? Your new
career starts nowl *$0 Tuition Cost
*No Credit Check *Great Pay &
Benefits. Short employment
commitment req'd. (866)297-8916,
HAMPTON INN AND SUITES
Is accepting applications for front desk,
housekeeping, and maintenance.
Applications available at 19 South 2nd
St., Fernandina Beach.
25 DRIVER TRAINEES Needed Now
Learn to drive for Werner Enterprises.
Earn $800 per week. No experience
needed. CDL & job ready in 3 weeks!
DRIVERS New freight for
refrigerated & dry van lines. Annual
salary $45k to $60k. Flexible homet-
ime. CDL-A, 3 mos current OTR exp.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY now hiring TRAINEES NEEDED IMMEDIATELY -
Housekeepers. Great pay and flexible No experience, must be neat. Excellent
schedules. (904)261-9444 training & career opportunities. (912)
LOOKING FOR FT MEDICAL BILLER
- Mist have previous billing experience
in doctor's office. EMR experience is a
plus. AND PT Medical Assistant. Fax
resume to: (904)261-0732.
A FRIENDLY, FAMILY ORIENTED,
GENERAL DENTISTRY OFFICE is
looking for an energetic person to htelp
out with chairside dental assisting
duties. Full time and part time appli-
.cations will be accepted. Experience
preferred. Please e-mail your resume
or send it to Amelia Gentle Dentistry,
1699 S. 14th #21, Femandina Beach
FL 32034. Questions: call 277-8500
MECHANIC Experienced in
construction equipment including gas,
diesel, hydraulics, and small engine
for rental company. in St. Marys,
GA. Own tools, clean MVR-over 21.
Fax resume 912-576-1903 or email
EXP'D OTR FLATBED DRIVERS -
Earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000
sign on to qualified drivers. Home most
weekends. Vets welcome. (843)266-
3731 / bulldoghiway.com. EOE. ANF
25 DRIVER TRAINEES needed now.
Become a driver for Schneider National
Earn $750/wk. No exp needed. CDL &,
job ready In just 3 weeks. (888)368-
LIVE-WORK-PLAY-PARTY! Play In
Vegas, hang in LA, jet to New York.
Hiring '18-24 girls/guys. $400-$800
wkly. Paid expenses. Signing bonus.
Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process
medical claims from home. Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
1(877)FTC-HELP. A message from the
News-Leader and the FTC.
201 Help Wanted
Nassau County is seeking a full time,
multi-talented Technical Services
Coordinator with experience in IT &
Network Administration. Starting salary is
$44,675.43 plus benefits. Requires a
Bachelor's Degree with emphasis In
Computer Systems Hardware, Software
and Networking Technologies Is preferred.
Three (3) to five (5) years experience
supporting Microsoft Oper-ating Systems,
End-User Applications and related
technologies. Must possess a valid state
driver's license. Know-ledge of Microsoft
Office 2003/2007 Server, Ad, User Profile
Administration and Networking Protocols
preferred. Considerable knowledge of
Microsoft XP/Vista Exchange 2003/2007
and Outlook 2003/2007 preferred. Know-.
ledge and experience with Telecom-
munications Systems such as P25 Trnnked
.Radio System, Cisco Call Managers,
Switches and Routers preferred. Working
experience with Ancillary Information
Systems such as Veritas Tape Backup,
McAlee Virus and Spam Security
Programs preferred. Applications will be
accepted through April 17, 2012 and can
be obtained in the Human Resources
Department located at 96135 Nassau
Place, Suite 5, Yulee, FL 32097. Phone
(904)491-7332 or fax (904)321-5797.
EOE/M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace.
1 204 Work Wanted
A & A LAWN MAINTENANCE Prices
start as low as $25. Lawn
maintenance. Specializing in weed
control. Call (904)556-9370.
We do Carpentry, Painting
Install Doors, Windows, Fixtures
Cleaning, Errands & Chores.
Reliable. Exp'd. (904)277-4261
301 Schools &
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from
home. "Medical *Business *Criminal
Justice *Hospitality. Job placement
assistance. Computer available. Finan-
cial aid if qualified. SCHEV certified.
Monday, April 9,2012
9:00 am 4:00 pin
Onii Amelia Island Plantation, Racquet Park
6800 First Coast Highway Amelia Island, FLI
Exciting employment opportunities are now
available for Hospitality professionals.
Be part of a great team !,
Various positions available:
Servers Housekeeping Recreation
Guest Services Drivers
OMNI. HOTELS & RESORTS'
amelia island plantation
omnlhotels.com Drug Free Workplace EOE/M/F/D/V -
301 Schools &
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for
hands on Aviation Maintenance Career.
FAA approved program. Financial aid if
qualified 'Housing available. Call,
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866)
FOR SALE One 10 week old
Chihuahua puppy & two 13 week .old
Pekingese puppies. $50/ each. 904-
601 Garage Sales
SPRING HAS SPRUNG ESTATE
SALEI!! Antiquds, crystal, furniture,
art, jewelry, power tools, ,NEW
INVENTORY FROM GEORGIA!!! Friday
April 6th 2pm-5pm, Saturday April 7th
9am-2pm, AAAA Storage next to
Staples, 8th Street, Femandina Beach.
SAT. 4/7, 9AM-2PM 539 Santa
Maria Drive, in Isle De Mai. NO EARLY
BIRDS! Clothes, treadmill, & other
ESTATE SALE Sat. 4/14 & Sun.
4/15. 2122 Cashen Wood Dr.,
Fernandina. Priced to go, everything
negotiable (bring truck/trailer)
Fumiture-china cabinet, beds,
layzboys, tables, chairs, kitchen items,
bedding, clothes. 1997 Honda Accord.
Everything must go. Cash Only.
CV rVJ Uk)
Paul Clark Ford
is expanding in SERVICE
(1) SERVICE ADVISOR
(1) SERVICE PORTER
(1) PARTS COUNTER PERSON
Ford Experience a MUST
Ford Certification a HUGE Plus
Dealership Experience Needed
Used Car Techs please apply
Contact Pat Burke 225-3673 Ext. 144
Paul Clark Ford
464046 State Road 200 Yulee, FL 32099
JOHN'S PINE STRAW
QUALITY GA STRAW GREAT PRICE
Locally Owned & Operated
'A company built one bale at a time through
hard work and integrity over 18 years."
Fast, Friendly Service-Installation Available
SELECT PINE STRAW
CONVENIENT ON ISLAND
PREMIUM LONG LEAF
$3.50 PER BALE
NICK ISABELLA, INC
Color and Stamped Patios,
Driveways, Sidewalks, Slabs
Now doing Regular Concrete
and ,S'amped Concrete
261-3565 REASONABLE ESTIMATES
Patios Sidewalks & Starting at
Driveway Adkns $599
Licensed & Bonded (904) 237-7742
Please Call Us
HOMES CONDOS OFFr ES
U BONDED, INSUED
CI.EANINGSER~ICE 7 F
Window & House
State Reg. Building Contractor
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601 Garage Sales
MULTI FAMILY YARD SALE New
Items great Easter gift ideas. Used
Items eliptical machine, Indoor
shelves, clothes, toys. Lots of stuff
76087 Parrot Way, Yulee. Take Harts
Rd. (by YBC) to Cardinal Rd. Take
Right on Macaw Rd and Parrot Way Is
at the end, Fri. April 6th and Saturday
April 7th. Sam 1pm
THE PICKERS MARKET First
Saturday Flea Market, Sat. April 7, 8-
3pm. Fascinating finds. Sellers $15 per
space. Everyone welcome. 201
Alachua, Fernandina Beach. Becky
GARAGE SALE Don't miss It. Sat
4/7, 8-12 noon, Ocean Sound subdlv,
989 Ocean Bluff Dr. Furniture pieces,
fishing poles,, glassware, lots of
awesome stuff. No early birds. Rain
LARGE FAMILY YARD SALE Fri. 4/6
& Sat. 4/7, 8am. Household goods,
furniture, clothes, toys, movies, etc.
Located in Nassauville Mobley Heights
to Owens, right on Lonnie Crews, on
corner of Lonnie Crews & Lina Rd.
OUTDOOR MARKET SALE Every
first Sat., 9am-3pm, downtown at 13
N. 3rd St. Outdoor tables to sell your
treasures or crafts, $15 per table.
North 3rd Trading, (904)261-0405.
BIS YARD SALE Sat., 8am-2pm.
Flora Parke on Creek Parke Circle.
Household items, clothes, a little bit of
FLORA PARKE COMMUNITY
GARAGE SALE 8am-lpm, Fri/Sat.,
April 13-14. AlA & Amelia Concourse
in Yulee just west of Wal-Mart.
601 Garage Sales
MOVING SALE Fri. 4/6, Sat. 4/7,
8am-2pm. Old jewelry, furniture,
clothes, dolls, many more items. 315
S. 5th St., 3 blocks from old
RESTAURANT ESTATE SALE Friday
2pm-7pm, Saturday 11am-4pm, 316
Centre St., upstairs. Library side
chairs, tables, coffee pots, pots, pans,
mixer, stemware, bakeware,
dinnerware, and more. Questions?
GARAGE SALE Furniture, books, wall
art, household and kitchen Items. Fri.
4/6 and Sat. 4/7, 8am-2pm. Cash and
carry. 2146 Nature's Gate Ct. N. ,
GARAGE SALE 2 households. Thurs.,
Fri. & Sat. 8am-?, 85177 Lina Rd. Off
of Nassauville Rd. & Mobley Heights.
Follow signs. little bit of everything. Ice
machines, mini fridges, clothes, & dive
gear. Priced to sell.
1602 Articles for Sale
THULE EVOLUTION 1700 Cargo
Carrier 17 cubic feet cargo capacity.
Excellent condition, used 12 times.
91.5" L x 27.5" W x 15.5" H $275/OBO
802-760-7278 cell or 904-491-0602
BRAND NEW MPS HOVEROUND
NEVER BEEN USED. ORIGINAL PRICE
WHEN PURCHASED WAS ,$3,844.42.
ASKING $2,000.00. SERIOUS
INQUIRIES ONLY. CALL KATHY AT
(12) 5-PC. PLACE SETTINGS &
serving pieces, Mikasa white on white
china. $250/OBO. Call (904)277-8948.
701 Boats & Trailers I
FOR SALE Boat, Motor, and Trailer,
like new. Motor: 100 HR, Trailer: all
new tires, rims, bearing etc; Custom T-
Top, many extras. (904)321-1641
704 Recreation VehiclesI
1984 LEISURECRAFT C- CLASS 23
ft. self contained. 89,000 miles, A/C
needs work. $5000/OBO. (904)261-
802 Mobile Homes I
MOBILE HOME For Sale. 1979
Skyline, 12x61, 2BR/1BA, very good
condition. Have title & ready to move.
Visit www.OceanfrontAmella.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.
DEEP WATERFRONT APT. 1BR,
great fishing dock. Boat lift available
for extra fee. Available July 1st. (904)
*LOCATION LOCATION* Lakeside
living and 5 minutes from the beach.
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Waterfront Homes & Lotsi Call
as se(904) 261-4066 for Information. C.H.
MARINERS WALK 3BR/2BA, Lease/,
Purchase. 185K. Call Phil at Amelia
Coastal Realty 556-9140.
1380 Shipwatcl -.located ocean front Omni-AIP
Oceanview and short walk to beach furnished.
Great rental history. MLS#56517
Great Ocean front Beach house on quite Decking -
extensive decking and great ocean views. MLS#56556
Ocean Place #62
Gorgeous sixth floor ocean front
NO -'2BDR 2BTHl unit. Larger: "B"slyle
Completely reunnvated. cult oin
counter tops. tilid floors, nen v in-
dows and doors, fullyII furnished.
Call Charles Aroneck, Brett Aroneck, Patsy Windham 904-261-9444
RESIDENTIAL LONG TERM RENTALS
5209 Sea Chase 2566 sf, 4BR/4BA furnished town 75079 Ravenwood 125 sf. 3B1R/2BA open floor plan
home located in exclusive and gated Summer Beach Florida style home in Tinmbercreek. Bright, liirge rooms
overlooking Atlantic ocean. Hardwood floors throughout., and kitchen overlooking living area with plenty of cabinet
Gourmet kitchen overlooking the Family Room. Master space. Pets ok. Off Island. SIL250/mo
Suite with separate shower and garden tub located
downstairs. Pets ok. On Island. $2,750/mo
2 Wild Grape- 2,934 sf. 3BR/3BA well appointed home
located on Onmi Amelia Island Plantation. Beautiful
Kitchen with solid surface counter tops and lots of.
windows. Living Room with built-ins surrounding the
Fireplace and separate formal Dining Room. Master suite
located on first floor with both Guest Rooms located on
the second along with the Private tn,.i I ,. -e back porch
imat's perfect for entertaining and overlooking the private
dock and pond. Petrs ok. On Island. $2,395/mo
75070 Ravenwood- 3295 sf. 3BR/2.5BA large open floor
plan home in quiet Tiumber Creek Plantation. Combined
Formal Dining Room and Living Room, Office, Family
Room plus large Bonus room. Master suite with sitting
area, walk-in closet, double vanities and separate tub and
showetCr; enced backyard overlooking the pond. Irrigation
& Security systems. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,550/mo
76305 Timbercreek- 2800 sf 4BR/4BA former model
home in Timbercreek with all the extras, including a lirge
bonus room that could be a 5th bedroom. Master suite has
large closet and walk-in shower. Upstairs bonus room or
5th bedroom has a full bath. Covered patio overlooking
backyard. Pers ok. Off Island. $1,550/mo
75070 Fern Creek- Private lot with fully.fenced backyard
overlooking pond. Large master 'suite down with 4rh
bedroom and full bath up. Tile throughout most of main
liv in. area!. Upgraded kitchen with stainless appliances.
Security and irrigation. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,500/mo
2126 Calais 2,000 s. 4BR./2BA. Florida style home with
carpet and tile throughout. Generous sized living spaces
and Masicr Suire with separate shower, Large yard with
toerd backyardd. Pets ok. On1 island. $1,350/mo
3322 Fairway Oaks 1,456 sf, 2BR/2BA Omni Amelia
Island Plaiiation ;illa located on the Fairwvav. Recently
remodeled with updated Kitchen and appliances.
Gcincious living spaces with 1 iving/Dinning Room
combined. Master suite with private bath. Optional AlPl
mseilieirs'hip available. Washer & Dryer, Pers ok. On
96157 Stoney Glen 1544 sf. 3BR/2BA open floor plan
in Heron. Wood floors throughout the main living areas.
Fat-in Kitchen with breakfast bar and large pantry. Full
size Dining Room. Master suite with I lis and Flers closer
plus Garden Tub in bathroom. Fully fenced backyard
over looking the pond. Irrigation and security systems.
Washer and dryecr. Pels ok. Off Island. $1,250/mo
97102 Coopers Way 1,808 s1 3BR/2BA Ranch style
home in quiet neighborhood. Large KIitchen with
Breakfast Bar overlooking the L.iving Room. Master Suite
with separate shower, garden tub and double vanity. Pets
ok. Off Island. S1,250/'imo
16 Zachary- 1668 sf 3BR/311A condo iusn sleps from
the beach and golf course. Plenty of cabinet space in this
kitchen overlooking the family room with vaulted ceilings
and fireplace Ovn'r si-cd screened porch on back with
private fenced in
backyard. Pets ok. Off Island. Sl ,200/mo
2064 Marlin Court 1092 sf. 3BR/2BA Island homen
with tile and wood flooring throughout. Snladed fenced
backyard with separate storage space or workshop. Pets
ok,. On Island. S1,150/mo
2235 Cashen Wood -I 1,444 sfl 3BR/213A home located
in a quite neighborhood on the Islmid. (Open floor plan.
Large yard wiu lots of shade. Pets ok. On Island.
9'6010 Stoney .. 1373 sf 3BR/2BA upstairs townliouse
in gated Stoney Creek. Large open floor plan with huge
Kitchen and center island plus Breakfas Area. Master
Suite has a big walk-in closet and separate shlwer/garden
tub. Screened porch overlooks wooded iiar( and pond.
One car garage. Pets ok. Off Island. S1 ,100/mo
978 Chad 1400 sf. 3BR/2BA Island 'Towsuome located
in the heart of Amelia Island on a quite cul-de-sac. Close
to the Fernandina Beach Middle and I ligh, Schools. ow
maintenance landscaping. Iong driveway with single cat
garage. Pets ok. On Island. SI,075/mo
AVAILABLE HOMES UPDATED DAILY ON
2BR/2BA REMODELED MH w/
addition, also storage area, + extras.
Chester area, 87441 Haven Rd. $900 +
util., $500 dep. 583-0012 or 277-2824
ON ISLAND Remodeled & clean 2/1
& 2/2 SW $650/mo., 3BR $700/mo. +
dep. Utils avail. Also, APTS. $225/
wk. + dep. Utils incl. 261-5034
5BR/2BA fireplace, large, spacious;
2 living rooms, brand new carpet.
(904)703-4265 owners rep
RV RENTALS AVAILABLE In a
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WIFI Included. (904)225-
BLACKROCK AREA 2BR/1BA, CH&A.
$500/mo. + $500 sec. dep. Call (904)
LARGE 2 BEDROOM CH&A, washer/
dryer, hardwood floors. Near ocean.
$750/mo. Call (904)491-6136.
Real Estate, Inc.
Cartesran Point. Long Pond Loop 3BR/2BA. 1700 sq ft.
house. 2 cartrage.S120nmo+utiliies
1238 S 14th,. 3BR/IBA, large fenced yard. S900no. +
security deposit. I
SForst Ridge 2BR/1.5BA. ownhose, furnshed. utiltJes
included Si1250/S o (fumshin & uUt6os ragoable)
551 S cher 2Br I Ba with prae.upstars of duplex $1200
a month + uahlnes.
Natur Walk Cort 2BR 26A 2-car rage, ,51200 a mordh
Spring Blosom La-e 48r 3 Ba In Azdea Polnte 51650 a
BEACH COTTAGE-MONTHLY RENTAL
2BR/IBA uhnuhad 1801 S& Fiechnr Av-. $1,6S0tmo.
lclueIsmon t ihtiso water,lawvr.garblu[C. cbiyo nr Inter-
n.a Avwiabia In ApnI.
AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/i MONTHLY 2BR6 ISA Ocetn'
-w, 487 S FI.cOner, A-ros theo atoot from ftho bonch All
.I w. i.TV & phona.
*3BR6 3B1A townhon,' m Sindpiper Loop $1i0S/wk plus
exxes & I...g ha,
io Po-ntIV41 1.200 q RA I nAS, St. expoSLre Gaest
for IL seces, or office- .S 1.201no ,ae o
Amei P)irk 910 approx sq ft. 3 office ,-recepon area
kitchen and btathrom. 1450nno.- unlines.
1839 S. 8th St ajiaeent to Hudde Hotse, 1.800 sqft
$S1700'mo. leae + ax.e al, soacosidered
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Lardscaprg Co. or NurseIry
Office. rerho. ishad house th a fenced Irrigated
o..de sp.ce for pl-nt. E-xcellent Iocaon woth ini %is-
il ny Ca.l for details
SR 20AIA 4,800 SqF air condoned warehouse and
ice space combo.great visibklty $1105 SqF sales .
G-Oo Ren- S4.729.40' mn-th
Office Conpox wenat (oInc Ie cionll insirunGnt
1941 Cot'O- Dr 4690 q.f including adddoni lot. Call for
more ao 261 4066
817 Other Areas
20 ACRES Live on land nowl .Only
$99/mo. $0 down, owner financing, no
credit checks. Near El Paso, TX.
Beautiful mountain views. Free color
(800) 755-8953. ANF
MOBILE HOME with land, ready to
move In, great value. Approx 1500sf,
3BR/2BA. Serious offers only, no
renters. (850)308-6473. ANF
852 Mobile Homes
OCEANFRONT 2BR/1BA Lower
level, te(razo floors, $900/mo, $900
dep, incl sewer, water, garbage. 270 S.
.Fletcher. (904)556-5722. Yearly lease.
POST OAK APARTMENTS
Affordable Living Rent from $560-
&747 for eligible persons/families. 1 &
2 Bedrooms. Post Oak Apartments
(904)277-7817. Handicap Accessible
apartments available. *This institution
Is an equal opportunity provider, and
employer. TDD: 711
RESORT CONDO 2BR/2BA fully
furnished condo on Amelia Island
Plantation. Near beach. Swimming
pool.: Rent for 12 months at $1200/mo.
LONG TERM AlP 1st floor Spyglass
Unit, 3BR/3BA, located on beach,
heated pool. $1800/mo. including
trash removal & water. (904)310-
RESORT CONDO 2BR/2BA fully
furnished 2nd floor condo on Amelia
Island Plantation. Near beach.
Swimming pool at doorstep. Rent for
12 months 'at $1250/mo. Call
CONDO FOR RENT 3BR/2BA, corner
ground floor Small complex,
amenities, upgraded, central island
location near medical facilities, pool.
Available now. Ph. (904)556-6853.
AMELIA LAKES CONDOS Living in
Paradise 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe condos
in gated, lakeside community with 24/7
fitness ctr, resort-style pool, ten-nis &
morel Lots of upgrades! Starting at
Just $749/mol Call Tammy for our
spring special at (904)415-6969 for a
3 Bedroom Special
with at $9e5/ipo
wit $99 semwfa deposit
Close to schools &
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COTTAGES OF STONEY CREEK -
behind Super Wal-Mart. 3BR/2.5BA,
1631 sq. ft. $1195. Nick Deonas
Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006
THE LANDINGS ON AMELIA RIVER -
Over 3400sf on 2nd floor overlooking
Intercoastal Waterway, 3BR/3.5BA,
fireplace, wet bar, gated community
pool and parking garage. Asking
$3,000/mo. + utilities. Call (904)753-
4147 or (904)321-3444.
LOFTON POINTE HOUSE 3BR/2BA
+ bonus room, garage. Furnished or
unfurnished. $1350/mo. Call Ana at
OPEN HOUSE Sat. & Sun, 12-3pm.
4BR/3BA, 2-car garage, great kitchen,
FP. $1800/mo. 492 Starboard Landing,
on island. Call (703)577-8384.
861 Vacation Rentals
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
S 863 Office
VARIOUS OFFICES 600-1500sf.
2382 Sadler Rd. behind Amelia
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL Space
- Offices, suites, studio space.
Includes janitor, utilities, secure Wi-FI
network, parking. Starting @ $150/mo.
Current tenancy Includes non-profit,
social services, education & training.
1303 Jasmine St. (904)583-0058
FURNISHED OFFICE SPACE with
optional secretary station, In an office
sharing arrangement. In a great
location in The Village Center at
Gateway office complex. Access to
.conference room, copier and break
room. Rent includes utilities,
telephone and internet. $1500.00.
Contact Betty M. (904)355-0355.
3BR/2BA SW Kitchen, tile. floor.
Water included. Yulee. Small pet OK.
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