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She asked me basically to commit a crime.... I told her I would be no part of committing a crime.

Sheriff: Johnson sought favors

A Nassau County Commissioner at
the center of a drunken spat March 9
at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
asked Sheriff Tommy Seagraves to
bury her police report and break the
law, the sheriff said Tuesday.
Seagraves said Commission Chair
Stacy Johnson reached him on his
cell phone March 11 following the
incident and asked that he withhold
the report from the media and the
general public.
"She called me and asked me basi-
cally to commit a crime," he said. "...

Life, in


for killer

Ele Colborn's murderer will spend
the rest of his life in prison.
Dusty Lee Bowman, 39, originally
from Cincinnati, Ohio, pleaded guilty
Thursday in Nassau County Circuit
Court to first-degree murder and was
sentenced to life in prison without
parole by Judge Robert Foster.
Bowman has been serving a life
sentence in Florida State Prison after
pleading no contest to the rape of a 72-
year-old St. Augustine woman and a
25-year concurrent sentence for the
sexual battiry of a Fernandina Beach
The killer had dropped a cigarette
butt at.the Ocean Sound home of that
victim, which allowed police to get his
DNA and connect him to the other
His plea Thursday ends a case that
began on April 20,2007, when Colborn,
76, a local activist,
was found brutally
beaten in her home
on Inverness Road.
She lied four days
later at Shands
Beach Police Chief
Bowman James Hurley and
Capt. David Bishop
r- I w hh Bowman at
the Charlotte Correctional Institute in
Punta Gorda-last year. During the visit
Bowman gave a taped statement admit-
ting to the murder of Colborn "while
providing detailed information about
the crime that only the killer would
know," Hurley said.
Police said a former cellmate at
Apalachee Correctional Institute in
Sneads provided knowledge about the
case after Bowman showed him a let-
ter from the Fernandina Beach Police
Department. The witness then con-
tacted Hurley, informing him that
Bowman still had the letter 18 months
after it was written and that he
claimed, responsibility in Colborn's
But Bowman had pleaded not guilty
at his arraignment for Colborn's mur-
der last fall. He has remained in Nassau
County Jail since.
Now he will be transferred back to
thestate prison system 1". I -l, remain-
der of his life.
"We're delighted with the outcome,"
Hurley said Thursday.
He said the state did not seek the
death penalty at the request of
Colborn's family. "We honored the fam-
ily's wishes," Hurley said.
Colborn was an ardent Democrat
who worked well with people of all
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I told her I would be no part of com-
mitting a crime."
Assistant State Attorney Wes
White said Johnson also met with him
after the incident, but he declined to

comment on the nature of the meet-
ing. However, he said, "absolutely,
emphatically" she did not ask him to
withhold reports of the incident.
Johnson, 38, also called The Ritz
the day after the incident seeking
video footage that would verify her
claim that an acquaintance punched
her, but was told the video captured
what transpired outside the hotel bar
where the alleged assault took place.
Video footage of the fracas,
obtained by the News-Leader through
a public records request, shows a
group of women leaving the resort's
lobby and getting into a black van.
Moments later Johnson, who had

been speaking with parking atten-
dants, steps in front of the van and
blocks its exit, attracting both interest
from onlookers and concern from
resort staff.
That forced parking attendants to
divert traffic around the disturbance.
Seagraves described the scene as
Johnson singled out News-Leader
Publisher Foy Maloy in her plea to
have the report buried, the sheriff
said. "She did not want Foy Maloy to
get it, that's what she told me, she
did not want the media to get it," he
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A dolphin bursts out of the water on Easter Sunday at the Amelia River waterfront.

What does city want at airport:

'sleepy' or 'high-end gateway'?
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A Tuesday work session on the
future of the Fernandina Beach
Municipal Airport revealed it will
not be managed by a private firm
because of concerns by the Florida
Department of Transportation.
Instead, the city will look to hire
another airport manager upon the
retirement of Richard Johnson, who
currently holds that post.
It was also the consensus of city
commissioners that the airport is
under-utilized and under-perform-
ing and needs economic promotion
to attract more aviation-related and
other types of business.
Andrew Holesko, vice president
of consulting firm Passero
Associates, made a presentation on
the history and the city's vision for
the airport at the meeting held in
City Hall.
According to Holesko's presen-
tation, the city airport, at 1,100 acres,
was transferred by the federal gov-
ernment to the city in 1947, and its
first master plan was written in 1966.
Its first fixed-based operator was
signed up in 1970 and its first instru-
ment approach procedure was
allowed in 1997.
Although the airport at one time

had four runways, a runway was per-
manently closed in 2004, so now it
has three, Holesko noted. The
Fernandina Municipal Airport has
always been denoted by the FDOT
as a general aviation facility, which
means it focuses on business/cor-
porate flights, flight training and
recreational/sport operations. There
are no future plans for any aircraft
larger than the planes that use the
airport today, and it cannot accom-
modate scheduled air service for
numerous operational reasons,
Holesko said.
Holesko said he believed there
was a need for an update of the air-
port's master plan and layout plan.
He also noted the FDOT had funding
available from 2013-17 for a welcome
center/operations building at the
airport, a project that was voted
down by commissioners several
years ago. The airport has been aver-
aging one FDOTgrant and one FAA
grant per year, Holesko said, but
falls behind other airports in the
development of businesses on its
"Coastal airports have a very log-
ical aviation use," Holesko said, and
as far as business development, the
Fernandina Airport falls behind St.
Augustine's, Flagler's and St.
Simons' airports. The airport should

be bringing in businesses that are
related to each other such as air-
plane maintenance, flight schools
and avionics, but the city should
encourage all types of businesses at
the airport, Holesko said.
"This is an excellent discussion of"
what the airport can and can't be,
but it's not a vision of the airport,"
said resident Paul Condit, who was
on the evaluation committee for an
airport management company. "I
would call it a sleepy little airport.
You may want it to stay that way ....
My vision of the airport is that it
becomes a high-end gateway (to
Fernandina Beach)," which could
attract many more visitors to the
Omni Amelia Island Plantation, The
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island and the
historic downtown.
Judith Lane of the Sierra Club
said having more instrument
approaches could affect the safety of
the airport, and that she would like
to keep it a sleepy little operation
"because that's why people come
Andrew Curtin, a pilot who has
been involved in airport matters for
years, said the airport plan written in
1999 was put in place before anyone
knew The Ritz-Carlton was coming
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Fernandina Beach Fire Chief
Chuck Bogle has resigned his posi-
tion as of Tuesday, according to Interim
City Manager Dave Lott.
Bogle had been-hired by former
city manager Michael Czymbor in
Lott said that, after a performance
evaluation of Bogle's
work, "it became
clear there was not a
Bogle and the com-
mand structure" of
the city fire depart-
Bogle had no
employment con- Bogle
tract.and was an at-
said. He will be on administrative leave
untij the end of the month, but will be
available for consultation if needed.
Lott said the city would immedi-
ately begin the process to hire a new
fire chief. City Fire Marshal Jason
Higginbotham willtake over as acting
chief until a permanent replacement
is found.
Bogle was chosen from a field of
49 applicants by Czymbor who touted
his "can-do attitude" and "solid educa-
tional background in all aspects of fire
administration, emergency medical
and rescue services, and emergency
ATitusville native, Bogle had been
that cit's fire chief since 2007 and
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News Leader
The city received 93 applications
for the permanent city manager posi-
tion by its deadline, according to City
Clerk Mary Mercer. Although Dave
Lott, chosen by commissioners to take
over as interim city manager, did not
submit an application by the deadline,
he apparently is a candidate.
Commissioners voted in January'
to hire an interim manager with the
provision he would not submit an appli-
cation for the permanent position.
Commissioners also agreed in January
to require a super-
majority, or 4-1,
approval to hire a
permanent city man-
Both of those
positions will be
debated at Tues-
day's city commis-
sion meeting, which Lott
begins at 6 p.m. at
City Hall.
Commissioner Tim Poynter
requested at an April 3 commission
meeting that commissioners discuss
at their next meeting whether Iott
should be allowed to apply for the per-
manent position.
Commissioner Sarah Pelican also
asked that the super-majority vote for
city manager be brought up for recon-
Mercer said Tuesday that Lott was
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Confederate sons
The Sons of Confederate
Veterans will meet at a new
venue, the historic Train
Depot on Brandies Avenue
in Callahan, on April 16 at 7
p.m. See films of the 1914
Confed-erate Veterans'
Reunion, followed'by a tour of
the museum. The public is
Association meets
The Historic Fernandina
Business Association will
meet April 17 at 9 a.m. at City
Hall, 204 Ash St. The meeting
is open to all who are interest-
ed and will feature guest
speakers Dawn Bostwick,
director, Nassau County
Public Library System; Bob
Allison, new hot air ballon and
'light sport aircraft business:
and Phil Scanlan, on multiuse
bike paths from Mayport to
the historic district.
The HFBA is a member-
ship association dedicated to
'promoting the best interests
of historic.downtown
Fernandina and is the sponsor
of the Sounds on Centre con-
*cert series.
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 informa-
tion. 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 breastfeeding
support group) meets the first
Wednesday of each'month
from 10-11:30 a.m. at the
:Nassau County Health
,Department Administration
:Building, 30 S. Fourth St.,'
:Fernandina Beach. Call 548-
:1810, ext. 5272 for informa-
lion. 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.

1h The Alzheimer'.s
Association 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 con-.
:tact Debra Dombkowski at
261-0701 or Ashley Krites at

Forum on organ, tissue donation

The Katie Ride for Life will
host a fret communiltlitVy forum
on organd tisslIe donation
on Sunday at 3::it0 P)l.m. Iat
Prince of Peace Lutheran
Church, 2600 Atlantic Ave.
All ages are encouraged to
come and learn about dona-
tion and transplantation and
hear from families who have
experienced the miraculous
journey. There will also be an
opportunity to sign tip for the
8th Katie Ride/Walk for Life
that takes place on April 21 and
is expected to draw 1,500 peo-
"We need to spread the
word that donation changes
lives every day," said David
Caples, donor father and
founder of the Katie Ride for
Life. "These remarkable
changes are made possible
because someone like you
made the decision to. donate.
You too have the power to
donate life. I urge you to act
To register as donor or for
more information visit
According to the United
Network for Organ Sharing
(UNOS), the nonprofit organ-

Katie Ride is April21
The Katie Ride and Walk for Life will be held April 21 on
Amelia Island with ride options of 18, 36, 62 and 100 miles
istan time 8 a m i walk options of 5or 10K (8 45 a m ). a
airnily lun ride (6 30 a m i and oh road ride 18.15 a m i All
events siart at re Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center, 2500
Atilarii: Ave Full support is po'vided along ihe routes Sign
up al www kalieendelorlife org or call 491 -0811
Funds raised will promote organ donor education innia-
hives resulting in presentations to more than 17,500 high
school Ireshmen and sophomores in Nortreasl Florida
eachli veal
To lullill the mission of increasing organ donor aware-
ness. all riders are required to raise a minimum of $100 by
the day oa the ride Walkers are required to raise a mini-
murn ofi 25 Registration for riders and walkers is an addi-
iional $35
: The ride, presented by Mayo Clinic. started in 2005 as a
: cycling evenly or riders of all levels to raise awareness
about rimaking an organ donation commitment The Katie
Walk was added in 2009 The Katie Caples Foundation was
Ssarned in 1998 by the family of teenager Katie Caples who
became an organ donor aher not surviving the trauma of an

auto accident

ization that maintains the
nation's organ transplant data-
base, more thai 113,00(X) people
currently are waiting for life-
saving organ transplants.
Nearly 4,(X)0 of them are listed
at transplant centers in Florida.

This year, thousands of
patients also will need life-
enhancing tissue transplants,
such as skin grafts and heart
Each patient waiting for an
organ transplant faces a day-


Nassau County Amvets Post 2007 Commander Jack-Howarter and finance chair-
man Dana Wine inspect the site at Jacksonville National Cemetery where a carillon
bell tower will be erected this spring. The tower will be approximately 45 feet tall,
with an original cost estimate of $70,000 to be shared equally by Post 2007 and the
.National Amvets FoVipdation..1.eypral veteran organizations and individuals have
contributer finds.Any individual or group that would like to donate to the
50 1(c)19 group project may contact Nassau County Amvets Post 2007 at P.O. Box"
262, Hilliard, FL 32046.

Hazardous waste dayApril21

Keep Nassau Beautiful, Inc.
(KNB), in conjunction with the
Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection and
Fernandina Beach, is spon-
soring a project to collect, recy-
cle, treat, and properly dispose
of household hazardous waste
and electronics on April 21
between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., or
until the collection vehicles are
full, in the Yulee-Home Depot
parking lot (A1A and Chester
Road) and at Fifth and Lime

streets in Fernandina Beach.
Items acceptable for col-
lection include used oil, oil fil-
ters, gasoline, antifreeze, bat-
teries, fertilizers, pesticides,
insecticides, poisons, comput-
ers, televisions, aerosol cans,
household cleaners, fluores-
cent bulbs, pool chemicals,
paint thinners, paint and paint
products and photographic
The following items will not
be accepted: Explosives such
as ammunition, dynamite and
blasting caps; reactives such
as crystallized ethers, picric
acid and sodium and phos-
phorus metals; radioactive or
infectious wastes; and pres-
surized cylinders such as
propane or LP gas tanks and

compressed gases.
Citizens need to identify
and be cautious of dangerous
items, which include: leaking
containers, which must be
packed in a larger container
with an absorbent material.
such as cat litter or oil absor-
bent; do not mix different or
unknown materials together;
containers must be labeled (if
you cannot identify the con-
tents, then label it unknown.
For your safety please pack the
containers in boxes with
For more information on
how you can become involved
in these or any of our programs
contact Keep Nassau Beautiful,
Inc at 261-0165 or 1-800-977-





Sheriff H.J. Youngblood proposed a county dog
pound, a dog warden and licenses for dog owners
to stem a growing dog problem.
April 12, 1962

Nassau County faced a landfill crisis with the
Lofton Creek dump four to six weeks from capacity
and no alternative in site.
April 16, 1987

2001 champion Amelie Mauresmo announced
she would defend her title at the 2002 Bausch &
Lomb women's tennis tournament at Amelia Island
April 12, 2002

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TV show




For the News-Leader

Each week, Undercover
Boss, CBS's popular reality
TV show, follows a different
executive as they leave the
comfort of their office to
examine the inner workings
of their companies in a roll-
up-your-sleeves environment.
Tonight, Chad Hallock,
CEO of Budget Blinds, steps
up to the plate in an episode
that will feature him trading
in his suit for a Budget Blinds
polo shirt as he works hands-
on in the window covering
manufacturing process and
Shoes door to door, taking part,
M,!s customer consultations,
Said product installations.
In 1992, Hallock co-found-
ed Budget Blinds with his
brother and three close
friends with $5,000 in his
pocket. Today, the company
has grown to become the
largest window coverings
franchise in North America.
Although Hallock began
on the front lines, his years
behind the desk are sure to
make an impact on his per-
formance on the show.
"When I was approached
with the opportunity, I took it
without hesitation," he said.
"To be able to work with the
franchisees that have made
this company a success was
something I could not pass
up even though I haven't
taken part in an in-home con-
sultation or installed a blind in
quite some time!"
Budget Blinds franchis-
ees are excited about the
national exposure Under-
cover Boss will bring, and
about the valuable experi-
ences Hallock will undoubt-
edly have.
"Not only is this a great
opportunity to help grow our
individual franchises, it's a
great opportunity for the
company as a whole," said'
Patty Villanueva of Budget
Blinds Amelia Island. "Being
on Undercover Boss will give
Chad valuable insight into
franchisee day to day opera-
tionsthat he is sure to incor-
porate into all future com-
munications and initiatives."
The show airs at 8 p.m.
tonight on CBS. Contact
Villanueva at 277-3652 or visit

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by-day struggle for survival, a
week-to-week effort to main-
tain some semblance of what
the rest of us take for granted.
Waiting to them might mean
six hours of being attached to
a dialysis machine, three times
each week. Or it may mean
being out of breath always.
The limited supply of donat-
ed organs is not meeting the
enormous demand roughly
18 people dying each day while
waitirig but there is some-
thing everyone can do about it.
One organ donor can save the
lives of up to eight people and
one tissue donor can help as
many as 50. One donor can
keep a family together. One
donor can give a child his
first real, play-filled summer
or make it possible for a man
to take his grandchildren fish-
ing. '
Document your decision
to donate life. Visit Florida's
donor registry at www.Donate
LifeFlorida.org to learn the
facts and join the registry.
When asked how you heard
about the registry, click on
"Katie Ride for Life" and
choose from the drop down

in the front circle teacher
parking lot.
Trophies will be awarded
to first, second and third
place fan favorites. Fans may
cast one vote for every $1
Participants must arrive
by 8:30 a.m. for registration
and set-up; $10 suggested
donation per entry. Contact
Stephanie for registration or
questions at (904) 465-1323
or e-mail sknagge@gmail.

All proceeds benefit the
Amlerican Cancer Society.



Madge Green
Madge Green Gibson, 81,
of Fernandina Beach, FL
passed away Monday morn-
ing, April 9, 2012 at the
Community Hospice Morris
Center in Jacksonville, FL.
Mrs. Gibson was born March
21, 1931 in Dover, TN and
moved to Fernandina Beach
20 years ago.
She was a member of
Fernandina Beach Church of
Christ where she assisted
With vacation Bible school,
attended ladies Bible class-
es and taught Sunday school
along with
her husband
before his
passing. She
also loved
sewing and
caring for
children. She
was a resilient woman known
for her positive attitude and
strong Christian faith. Mrs.
Gibson was a devoted wife
and mother.
She retired from the cred-
it bureau with over 20 years
of service.
Mrs. Gibson was prede-
ceased by her husband of
over. 40 years, James L.
Gibson, who passed away in
1996; a granddaughter,
Jennifer Ann Kennison who
passed away ih 2002. and by
her sister, Margaret Ellen
Shepherd, who passed away
in 2009.
Survivors include a son
and daughter in law, Andy
and Sabine Gibson of
Seubersdorf, Germany; two
daughters, Kay Brock of
Fernandina Beach, FL and
Leanne Kennison and her
husband Ron of Yulee, FL; a
sister, Carol Shelton, of
Pensacola, FL; five grand-
children and seven great-
Funeral services will be'
held at 11:00 a.m. Monday,
April 16, in the Stephens
Chapel at Green Pine Funeral,
Home with the Rev. Hartford
Peeples officiating.
Interment will follow in
Green Pine Cemetery. The
family will receive friends
from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m.
Sunday at the funeral
For more information and
to .sign Mrs. Gibson's on
line register book please visit
the Green Pine websi.te at
Green Pine FuneralHome

Willie Calvin
Williams Jr.
Willie Calvin Williams, Jr:,
age 65, a native of Callahan,
Fla., slept away peacefully on
Thursday, April 5,, 2012 at
Community Hospice.
He was preceded in death
by his wife, Pecolia, two sons:
Tony. Calvin Williams and
Robert Melton, daughter
J o a n n a
Brown, and
two sisters:
S a rah
Jenkins and
cherishing his niemories are
three sons: Tommy D
Williams, Timothy T
Williams, & Trumel.Williams
(Heather); two daughters:
Rebecca Stewart and Kasie
K. Reed (David); 16 grand-
children; eight great-grands;
two brothers: Cecil Williams
(Theresa), and Johnny
Carlton Williams; four sisters:
Baby Ruth Nelson Aoseph),
Lula Mae Williams (Johnny
Brown), Brenda Perry and
Alieen Humphries; a host of
other Relatives and sorrow-
ing Friends.
Graveside Rites and view-
ing will be held at 12 noon
on Saturday, April 14, at the
Callahan Comnmunity
Sarah I. Carters Funeral Home

Car show

The 2012 West Nassau
Relay for Life Car Show will
be held 9 a.m.-noon April 21
at West Nassau High School

FRIDA)Y, APRIL i13. 2012 NEWS News-Leader

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to the island. GPS, he said,
has also changed things for
pilots and airports. He added
that the city should let the
market determine where thie
airport goes, but that the air-
port should be made capa-
ble of meeting those market
Interim City Manager
Dave lott said later the
FDOT informed him that it
was not comfortable or famil-
iar with municipal airports
being managed by private
firms. FDOT representatives
also had objections to a pri-
vate management company
because of concerns about
the city maintaining a cer-
tain level of control over state
grant money that pays for
airport upgrades. Lott also
said the FDOT wanted to
proceed "slowly and cau-
tiously" with a request for
proposals for a private man-
agement company, and was
asking to use its own legal
team to review any manage-
ment contract.
"That would have made
(finding a management com-
pany) a 9- to 12-month
process," Lott said. "We can't
afford that time delay." The
result, Lott said, was that the
city would continue with its
management structure,
replacing Johnson with
another city employee when
Johnson retires May 1.
Johnson has been airport
manager since 2006.
"We will also try and
aggressively promote the air-
port from an economic
standpoint," Lott said, adding
that the city would look for a
company that specializes in
economic work for a mini-
mal retaining fee.
Lott noted the city would.
do the minimum amount of.
tree removal at the airport
while still maintaining air-
port safety. A separate work-
shop, to be scheduled with-
in the next month, will
address airport trees and
Commissioner Tim Poyn-
ter said at the meeting .that
an outside manager for the
airport doesn't really make
sense, and that "there are
very capable people out
there that we could hire," as
well as someone interested
in marketing airport opera-
"We should go out and
bring in a person who wants
to build a T-hangar or a
restaurant (at the airport),"
Poynter said. "We would
need to set some guidelines
so when someone comes in
they.won't get shot down
right away. know there are
companies out there that
specialize in this kind of mar-
Lott said the next step
would be to write an "excel-
lent vision statement" for the
airport and determine how
to accomplish the desired
objectives for its future.
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County relaxes borrow pit rules

Nivws leader

The Nassau County
Commission approved a meas-
ure at the first of two public
hearings Monday redefining
borrow pits. The board sched-
uled its next public hearing on
the issue for April 30 at 7 p.m.
Commissioners agreed
unanimously to allow borrow
pits dig sites where fill mate-
rials, such as gravel, sand and
soil are unearthed for con-
struction projects on county
land falling with the Open Rural
zoning district.
The change in law aims to
protect the county while dis-
tinguishing between borrow.
pits and mines, said County
Interim Growth Management
Director Peter King. Under the
new law, those pits will no
longer be limited to depths of
20 feet, he added.
"The 20-foot depth is a

Continued from 1A
Seagraves said his office's
investigation into the incident is
suspended, pending new devel-
opments -for instance, if either
party involved stepped forward
and wished to file charges
against the other. Johnson pre-
viouisly chose not to file charges
against her alleged attacker.
Officers responding to the
incident were not aware who
Johnson was other than know-
ing she was a "county official,"
which she repeatedly' made
known to those present, said
Nevertheless, the sheriff
said the detective investigating
disregarded the commission-
er's status "He didn't care who

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threshold Ihat turned a borrow
pit into a ninee" King said.
"That threshold no longer
Commissioner Walter
Boatright said the change
would benefit contractors, par-
licularly those hired to perform
local road improvements fund-
ed by the state, who would no
longer need to haul fill from
outside the county.
"This addresses it to where
the contractors will be able to
get it closer locally and save
themselves money and that way
(the Florida Department of
Transportation) won't pull that
money and head it down to
South Florida somewhere on
us," said Boatright.
Former county attorney
Mike Mullin, now with Rogers
Towers law firm, praised the
collaborative efforts of county
staff, the Planning & Zoning
Board, landowners, haulers and
other experts who contributed

she was, lihe was there to restore
peace and order." Seagraves
said no person, regardless of
position, would receive prefer-
ential treatment from his office.
"Don't call and ask me to
break the law," he said. "I'm not
going to break the law for
Johnson lhas not returned
repeated phone calls seeking
comment about lthe incident or


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the sheriff's allegations. Her
.four-year term on the county
commission ends this fall. She
said last year that she would
not seek reelection, but she has
filed with the Nassau County
Supervisor of Elections to seek
reelection to the job.



FIRE Continued from 1A
prior to that held a variety of
other posts, including fire mar-
shal. When he arrived here in
October, Bogle said in an inter-
view that Fernandina was atop
a wish list of places he wanted
to work and live.
"I had Fernandina Beach
in my mind since the late '90s,
early 2000s," he said. "I had
just seen some information
about it or whatnot and I
thought, That would be a

to a "great product."
The Planning & Zoning
Board previously took the pro-
posed law changes before a
public hearing March 20 and
subsequently recommended
that commissioners approve the
Mullin said the Planning &
Zoning Board hosted Dave
Miracle from the St. Johns
River Water Management
District, who "addressed all the
factual issues dealing with this
type of thing and did a very
good job of doing that."
The new law also redefines
ponds and mines, establishing
procedures and regulations for
those kinds of projects as well.
Ponds and borrow pits con-
structed prior to the new law.
would not be subject to its pro-
visions, lest they be changed
or expanded after its introduc-
tion, according to county

Continued from 1A
political persuasions to
advance her causes. She
worked on behalf of the home-
less. She tutored individuals
in adult literacy and English.

neat place.'"
Because of his extensive
tenure with the city of
Titusville, Bogle was able to
enroll in the Deferred
Retirement Option Program,
or DROP, through which he
receives retirement benefits
at almost 75 percent of his
$96,000 Titusville salary. He
was able to draw those bene-
fits in addition to his $77,000
salary from Fernandina
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Mercer said. Commissioners
and Sharon together are to
choose three to six applicants
for further consideration,
Mercer said.
Commissioners will dis-
cuss their choices for city man-
ager on Tuesday, Mercer said,
and will rank and choose those
choices at a special meeting,
tentatively scheduled for April
A "meet and greet" event
for the public to speak with
the candidates is tentatively
scheduled for May 11, Mercer

She sought to enroll and edu-
cate voters. She was best
known for her leadership in
the renovation of the historic
Peck Community Center.
Colborn's husband, Earl
"Duke" Colborn, died at age
84 in November.

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Continued from 1A
interested in the permanent
city manager job, but had not
submitted a resume before the
The vacancy was created
when Michael Czymbor
resigned in January.
Mercer said 93 resumes
were sent to city commission-
ers and Paul Sharon of the
International City Manager
Association for evaluation.
Sharon will forward his choic-
es to commissioners today,

FRIDAY. APRi, 13,2012 NEWS News-Leader

Liberty Dwellers
Tho I ilbly 1 dwellerss will host candidates
nLIi O ti lo'r county offices ILoday. Candidates
for sheriff, school board and county commllis-
sioner will bIe on land to discuss the issues in
the auditorium al the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation tCenter.
The caIsual event will start at 6 )p.m. and
will lead up to an address by Rebecca (Odell
Iownsenld, a cmOstitutional law attorney
speaking about the constitution and what it
means today at 7 p.m. O'Dell is an appellate
.iltornev who practices before thie U.S.
Supreme Court and other federal and state
appellate courts.
The event is open to thie public and
free of charge. There will be a silent
auction and refreshments will also be avail-
Additional information about Liberty
Dwellers can bd'found on the website
-l1ttp://L ibertyDwellers.Ning.com. Contact
Michele Kling at 556-6982.

GOP executive committee
Tlhei NaissaI County Replublicanl I'xecuttive
omltite is s lchedulh-d to meet at 7 l).m.
Thursday al Ihe County Building, 86026
Pages )airy Road Westl, Yulee. Candidates
or 'Properly A)ppraiser will be present. All
Re'publicanls lare welcome.

Democrats to caucus
Nassau County D)emocrats will caucus on
Sutttirday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the
County Building, 86026 Pages Dairy Road in
Yulee to elect delegates to the Democratic
State Convention in Tampa who will then be
eligible for election to the National
Convention in Charlotte.
Any registered Nassau County Democrat
may vole and run for delegate. Call 261-3364
or (904) 879-5163 for delegate forms and
nore information or stop by party headquar-
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be received no later than April 27.

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Theresa Duncan is doing
her pa.rt to help the next gen-
eration by mentoring a
Fernandina Beach Middle
School student in the Take
Stock in Children program.
"Schools and parents can't
always do it alone. It's impor-
tant that we as adults step up
and give our time to help the
next generation succeed," said
. "I know middle school is a
difficult age and I am excited to
in some small part be able to
help her make good choices,
succeed and become the amaz-
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way through high school. The
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invested in her success, her tri-
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been paired with her student
since October of last year.
Her mentee, 13-year-old
Elizabeth Nettles, said, "My
mentor is amazing! She is so
very nice and funny! I would'
not change her for the world!"
Nettles dreams of attending
,the culinary program at Florida
State College at Jacksonville
and' then going on to Fklrida
State University. She'd like to
open her own restaurant one
day, and Duncan is looking for-
ward to working with her
toward those goals.
Another 158 students are
enjoying similar relationships
with their mentors in the pro-
To date, 132 local high
school graduates have received
scholarships and are well on
their way to achieving their

Take Stock in Children pair Elizabeth Nettles and
Theresa Duncan review schoolwork at Fernandina
Beach Middle School

Mentors needed
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Since 1995, Take Stock in
Children has been awarding.
scholarships to children from
low-income families. Two- and
four-year tuition plans are pur-
chased with locally raised funds
through the Florida Prepaid
College Foundation.
Applications from sixth, sev-
enth and eighth grade students
are reviewed by a committee
of community volunteers.
At an awards ceremony, stu-

dents sign a contract agreeing
to attend school daily, maintain
a 2.5 GPA or higher and have
weekly meetings with their
Students must also agree to
stay out of trouble in and out of
school and avoid drugs and
crime. There's a contract for
parents and guardians as well
requiring them to see to it that
their children fulfill their con-

Budgeting for new vehicle

It1 has been a while since 1
looked into what the average
new vehicle is selling for in
America. My suspicion was
that with more smaller models
selling and an increasing car
versus truck trend, that the
selling price would have
trended lower. To my sur-
prise, it is up 6.9 percent to an
average of $30,748. That push
over the $30,000 mark makes
you want to wince a little.

The big factors that have
affected the transaction price
are the lower markups and
smaller rebates in today's
marketplace. The end selling
prices move up, with about 5
percent leeway versus 15-20
percent in the heavy incen-
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the extras,
knowing .
they' spend '
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vehicle investment is the
north, let's see where Ameri-
can households are spending
their money. The average
household income is $63,091.
The median income (half
make less, half make more) is
$49,445. A recent Department
of Labor survey using the
$63,091 household income
average showed $49,638 in
average annual expenses.
Housing was 34.1 percent of
the outgo ($16,920). Transpor-
tation came in second no
surprise at 17.6 percent
($8,758). That is $729.83 a
month, which would be large-'
ly any payments, maintenance
and repairs. Insurances are
separate costs at $5,336, or
10.8 percent, our fourth
biggest expense. For the curi-
ous, food is the third expense
at 12.4 percent ($6,133).
To calculate a potential
automotive budget, take 17.6
percent of your take-home
income and that should cover
what is generally two house-
hold vehicles and upkeep.
What we often see is a couple
having one payment and one
paid-for car. When the newer
one is paid off, the older one
is traded. creating a new pay-
ment. The husband and wife
rotate who gets the next car.
However it is managed, a
percentage guideline will help
determine where your outgo
is compared to the norm.
While it is OK to stretch out a
little for a house, it is better to
discipline yourself in vehicle
costs. Having a budget before
you start looking at vehicles is
smart and will save disap-
pointment or even embarrass-
ment when car shopping.
Today's interest rate oppor-
tunities enable people to buy a
lot more car for their payment
dollars. The car market has
been brisk so far in 2012 and
it is clearly a good time to be
in the market. Put a pencil to
what you are prepared to
slx'end tid get oulit and help
get the economy going again
while treating yourself to a
new or used car.
Thanks for the feedback
oil the lEaster column. Have a
good week.
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this year

The Colorado State
University forecast team
has predicted a below-aver-
age 2012 'Atlantic basin
hurricane season due to a
cooling of the tropical At-
lantic and the potential devel-
opment of El Nifio condi-
The CSU team calls for 10
named storms during the hur-
ricane season, which falls
between June 1 and Nov. 30.
Four of those are expected to
become hurricanes and two
of those major hurricanes
(Saffir/Simpson category 3-4-
5) with sustained winds of 111
mpli or greater.
CSU is in its 29th year of
issuing Atlantic basin sea-
sonal hurricane forecasts.
Despite the prediction for
a -..-. ,o 1 season based on
data analysis of about 30
years, the scientists warned
that it only takes one hurri-
cane to make it an active
season for U.S. coastal resi-
"We have witnessed cool-
ing of the tropical Atlantic dur-r
ing this past winter, and there
is a fairly high likelihood that
an El Niflo event will develop
this summer. Typically, El
Nino is associated with
stronger vertical shear across
the tropical Atlantic, creating
conditions less conducive for
storm formation," said Phil
Klotzbach of the CSU
Tropical Meteorology Project
"Still, all vulnerable coastal
residents should make the
same hurricane preparations
every year, regardless of
how active or inactive the sea-
sonal forecast is. It takes
only one landfall event near
you to make this an active
The early April forecast
predicts that tropical cyclone
activity in 2012 will be about
75 percent of the average sea-
son. By comparison, 2011 wit-
nessed tropical cyclone activ-
ity that was 145 percent of the
average season.
The hurricane team fore-
cast a 24 percent chancethat
a major hurricane will make
landfall on the U.S. East
Coast, including the Florida
Peninsula (the long-term
average is 31 percent).

Bill and Dominic

make a special pair

II | AIl I':R A. Il:RRY
News Leadler

"We are fortunate here in
Nassau County to have many
wonderful volunteers," said
Angeline Rainey Crawford, area
manager for Big Brothers/Big
Sisters of Nassau County
Part of Crawford's job is
pairing Bigs and Littles for
BBBS and she was glad to sin-
gle out one Big for special
"One of the reasons I chose
Bill is the dedication he has to
his Little, Dominic. Last sum-
mer Bill and his wife did some
traveling' During this time he
was unable to see his Little but
he sent him postcards and pres-
ents from different places they
went along the way. He made
sure the Dominic felt connect-
ed even though he was far
away. This is the kind of thing
that builds a relationship that
will last a lifetime."
Bill Casper joined Big
Brothers/Big Sisters to fulfill
his desire to "give back to the
community and make a differ-

Prospective volunteers may contact Rainey Crawford at 261-
9500, ext. 228 or www:bbbsnefl.org to become a Big
Brother/Big Sister. Candidates go through a thorough back-
ground check and review process before being paired with a

ence in somebody's life."
"There are kids in this com-
munity, as in all communities,
who need another person in
their life, someone who can
pass along their life experiences
and do it in a way that the child
can relate to."
Casper believes that if he
can help someone solve a prob-
lem or get through a tough peri-
od in their life simply by being
a companion or a buddy, that
this effort will come back
around in a positive way, paying
dividends to both the child and
the community.
"My Little Brother is fortu-
nate to have his mother, Amei.
She does a wonderful job with
him and is a consistent source
of guidance for Dominic. But I
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Dominic's and my relationship
has been high quality all the
way. He brings as much joy and
variety into my life as I hope I
do to his.."
Hugo agrees with this
assessment, saying, "He's fun.
We do woodburning together,
and we went to a Jags game
and to the movies and took pic-
tures of birds on the beach."
An'avid baseball fan, Hugo is
very proud of the baseball bat
the pair made with his initials
burned into it.
It's clear 1-hugo treasures not
only the bat, but also his friend-
ship will Casper, and enjoys
the time they share.
Crawford said B3BBS is the
only program that does long-
term, one-on-o'ne mentoring
with professional support.

"He brings as much joy and variety into my life as I hope
I do to his," says Bill Casper of Dominic Hugo, with
whom he is paired through Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
"He's fun. He helps me with my homework and stuff,"
says 10-year-old Dominic of his Big Brother.

Clubs and community or neigh-
borhood groups are invited to
request presentations about
Volunteers are always wel-
come. At this time there is a
special need for women and

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Big Brothers/Big Sisters of
Northeast Florida has offices
at 516 South 10th St., Suite 103.
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Florida, is currently seeking resum6s from persons who would be interested and willing
to serve on a county board or committee to fill future vacancies. Resumes from interested
persons will be kept on file for a period of two (2) years from the date of receipt.
The members of the following boards. or committees are appointed by the Board of
County Commissioners:
Code Enforcement Board
Planning and Zoning Board
Conditional Use and Variance Board
Board of Adjustments and Appeals
Library Advisory Board
St. Marys River Management Committee
Nassau County Recreation Commission
Amelia Island Tourist Development Council
Nassau County Economic Development Board
Northeast Florida Community Action Agency
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9/11 hero's father warns U.S.

For the News Leader
The father of a Flight 93
hero' who perished in a
Pennsylvania field during the
September 11; 2001, attacks
warned a large audience here
Saturday the United States is
at "great peril as a country."
"The threats are real," said
David Beamer of Jacksonville
Beach, whose son, Todd
Beamer, died after he and sev-
eral other passengers overtook
a band of al Qaeda terrorists
on doomed United Airlines
Flight 93 when he command-
ed, "Let's roll."
Beamer told a group hosted
by the Nassau Patriots Tea
Party meeting that he feels peo-
ple across the country are in
denial and "they are ignorant -
not stupid but ignorant. Folks
are staying away from these
issues by the thousands," he
. Passengers aboard Flight 93
fully understood what was hap-
pening and his son and others
devised a plan to take the plane
back from the terrorists, "know-
ing the plane was only 25 min-
utes from Washington, D.C.,
and heading into one of the fed-
eral buildings."
"They took a vote how's
that for democracy," he said,
"and successfully executed a
counter-attack, crashing the
plane in Shanskville, Pa., with "
no loss of life on the ground.
All 40 passengers died.

awards for quality
initiatives in 2011

Peggy and David Beamer, parents of a September 11 hero, speak with Joan Bean at a
Nassau Patriots Tea Party event Saturday in Fernandina Beach.

"It was a victory. The good
guys won and died," he said.
Beamer feels the country is.
apathetic and indifferent and
"can't believe there's a religion
whose goal is to take over the
He was critical of President

Obama, Attorney General Eric
Holder and the news media.
"I'm concerned about the state
of denial, the way everyone tip-
toes around the Islamic issue.
'Don't make them angry with
us.' This politically correct stuff
is pathetic and dangerous," he
Beamer said President
Obama has "delusions of Robin,



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Hood, demonizing the rich and
the achievers in the country."'
There is an ideology "attack-
ing from within," believing "our
fundamentals are flawed." He
told the group to look at the
union leadership in California
"with Communist symbols and
red, red, red everywhere."
He referred to hig wife and
himself, grandparents of nine,
as the "gifted generation," hav-
ing inherited wonderful oppor-
tunities "to work for what we
got, to improve ourselves and.
our country. But today we have
the 'gimmie generation'."
Beamer says he does not
care "about the president's
color or the preoccupation of
his citizenship. I'm concerned
with his ideology; what color is
inside, and it's not red, white
and blue," he said.

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Raise the Colors

on local flagpole
Everett P Pope detachment and an active member of the
1017, the local Marine Corps Marine Corps League, had the
League, is spearheading a-proj- idea that was adopted by the
ect to again fly the American league.
flag on a 100-foot flagpole at The Raise the Colors proj-
the intersection of 14th Street ect has a Facebook page,
and Sadler Road. "RaiseThe Colors-Fernandina
The Marine Corps League Beach, Florida," which has
seeks to raise funds to refur- been established for anyone
bish the flagpole, install 24- wishing to follow the progress
hour display lighting and fly of the project
the flag. The project goal is The Marine Corps League
$10,000 to cover the cost of is accepting donations for the
inspection, repairs, mainte- flag fund at both the
nance and purchase of two 20- Fernandina Beach and Yulee
foot by 30-foot flags to allow locations of First Coast
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Historic preservation

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In order to help current ities for children to focus on
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their properties and how to Coordinate a variety of
maintain and improve them, tours through our historic dis-
the city of Fernandina Beach is tricts, highlighting both oui-
hosting a historic preservation rich local history and the pos-
workshop on May 19. itive results of historic prop-
Titled "Historic Preserva- erty rehabilitation. (Tours will
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will provide assistance to cur- to the tour operator.)
rent and potential historic This workshop has been
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all of Dr Grigsy's patients at this location. Patient medical records will
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Braver than I

My beat as feature reporter involves no
risk at all so I have always been in awe of
journalists who go to the frontlines of the
One morning as I was getting ready for
work, I learned of the death of journalist
Marie Colvin, who was killed in Homs, Syria
while reporting for the London Sunday
A rocket hit Colvin and French photogra-
pher Remi Ochlik as they tried to escape
shelling on the house in which they were
The previous day, Colvin had filed a
report from the besieged city, saying, "The
Syrians are not allowing
civilians to leave. Anyone
who gets on the street, if
they are not hit by a shell,
they are sniped."
Used to facing danger
S dul ing three decades of
r'tporting from war zones
around the world, Colvin
lo>,, sight in onfe eye when'
NEWS. hit by shrapnel in Sri
Room Lanka in 2001. Even this
did not deter her quest to
VIEWS report the truth behind the
....- battles.
In a speech in
Heather-A. November 2010 at a cere-
Perry mony honoring fallen jour-
nalists, she said,
"Journalists covering combat shoulder great
responsibilities and face difficult choices.
Sometimes they pay tle ultimate price.
"Our mission is to speak the truth to
power. We send home that first rough draft
of history. We can and do make a difference
in exposing the horrors of war and especial-
ly the atrocities that befall civilians."
As I stood there safe in my little house
listening to the radio, I said a silent prayer
for all the intrepid women and men who put
themselves in harm's way so the rest of us
can know the trfith about what's happening
in areas of conflict. And I thanked God for
one special woman who was a thousand
times braver than I.
Heather A. Perry is a reporter at the News-

Doing island time in retirement

I was doing some5 yard work one afternoon
carly this week, enjoying my newlfund free-
donm from the workplace, when aln old class-
male of mine called to ask me a question about
our class rI'eunion later this monIh.
"I1 figred I'd probably better try to reach
you on your cell phone in case you'd already
retired," he said. "So, when do you retire?"
"My last day of work was Friday," I
answered, wiping dirt from my hands.
"So, what are you doing right now?" he
wanted to know.
"Yard work," I said.
There was a long and very pregnant pause
before my friend said anything else. I quickly
assured Donnie that I hadn't lost my ever-lov-
ing mind and that the clay before, I'd spent
nearly the whole day fishing, decided to do a
little yard work that day and that I planned to
go fishing again the next day. And then maybe
the day after, I might do some more yard work
or maybe work on my boat or something.
"What's the name of that motel down at
Main Beach catty-corner from the reunion
headquarters motel?" he wanted to know.
"There was too much merrymaking and cele-
brating going on at the headquarters place last
year and the walls were thin."
"I don't remember," I told him. "But if you'll
wait and let me finish what I'm doing here and
get my pork roast off the grill, I'll go check for
"You don't have to drive down to the beach
just to do that," he said.

.-I "Not a problem," I said,
ft taking off my work gloves. "I
could use a' break anyway
and it never hurts to do a
K beach run."
S And that's been pretty
'.. '. much the ebb and flow
'.' of my life since I pulled the
plug on my job one day last
week. My alarm clock has
CUP OF mysteriously fallen silent and
JOE morning coffee never tasted
......__ better.
I told Donnie that I'd even
Joe Palmer stopped calling the days of
the week by their names and that the week is
now an abbreviated version of its former self.
My week now consists of yesterday, today,
tomorrow and the next day. An event a week
past or a week hence becomes one day last
week or one day next week. Anything further
back or further ahead is either ancient history
or too futuristic for me to concern myself over.
Donnie said he thought that was a great way
to live.
Seriously, by the time this makes print, I'll
be retired just one week and already I feel 10
years younger. Something about leaving the
stress of the workplace will do that. If it keeps
going like this, by the time I've been retired a
month, I'll feel like a kid again.
I had an appointment with my cardiologist
one morning this week and I decided to walk.
It was a beautiful morning and I need to shed

a few pounds anyway. When I told my doctor I
walked to his office, a distance of a couple of
miles or so, he was stoked. I thought he was
going to give me a gold star before I left his
office. I have to go back one day next week for
my stress test and I'll probably walk again.
Why? Because I can and I don't have to worry
about being in a hurry or running off to work
I didn't even get stressed out because my
doctor's waiting room was as full as Hactsfield
International Airport in Atlanta and he was
running behind schedule. I just sat there and
read and didn't pay attention to the time until
they called me. It was only then that I discov-
ered that I'd been there waiting over an hour.
The nurse apologized for the wait and I said
not to worry, I had nothing else to do but yard
work anyway.
I'm sorry to sound like I'm gloating here
but I can't help myself. I've been waiting for
this for months. It was a long wait, full of ques-
tions and concerns and wondering if I was
making the right decision or not. But now that
it's here, I think it's probably one of the best
decisions I've ever made. Now if the retire-
ment checks will just start hitting the mailbox
sometime soon.
I have a long to do list and boredom isn't on
it anywhere. I'm living my life on island time,
Well, the fish are biting. Gotta.run. Later,


Towing price gouging
A couple of weeks ago my sbn's
vehicle hydroplaned off the road
into a ditch full of brush. The police
on the scene asked which tow truck
company we would like for him to
call, so we had him call one out of
Ytulee. When I arrived on the scene
and asked the tow truck driver
what it was going to cost he quoted
me $475. Trust me you're not
half as surprised at this outrageous
price as Iwas. Shortly thereafter lie
changed it to $367. When asked if
they would take a check I was told
cash only.
I ended up paying $150 towing
charge, $67 mileage charge, $50
extra truck fee (because they
brought two trucks), $1Q0 winch
out fee (which they never winch-
ed the car out, one of the tow
truck drivers backed it out of the
So this past week I have learned
a lot about towing fees that I want-
ed to share with the public. First
thing is that the Nassau County
Sheriff's Office has a maximum tow- "
ing rate sheet that all towing com-
panies have to adhere to. This
means that the towing companies
are all on a rotation call list with the
sheriff's office. So when you are in
a accident and the police ask you
which towing company you want
called, if you don't know one
then he will call one off that list and
right then that towing company can
automatically charge you $150,
which is double the price of what it
would have been if you had called
yourself. Next if they are going to
charge you for mileage; the rate is
,$6.50 per mile. They cannot
charge you for the first six hours of
storage and only $25 a day there-
after. They also charge you for
extra time at the scene $37.50 every
15 minutes after the initial cost per
This company is servicing ourt
community; if he has done this to me
he has probably done it to many of
you. So let's band together and stop
this price gouging. Take the time
to contact the sheriff's office and
the Better Business Bureau and let's


try to get this stopped. The public
needs to fight back so let's band
together and start now.
I'm tired of being gouged.
Debbie Farris

I would like to publicly thank
Michael Manzie for taking a per-
sonal interest in the appearance of
our neighborhood.
There is a home in Nature's Gate
subdivision that backs up to
Jasmine Street that frequently
places their trash out on Jasmine
Street instead of out front of their
home. It tends to sit there for weeks
and really becomes an eyesore.
Apparently neither the homeowners
nor the trash collectors are con-
cerned. (Perhaps, it's not the trash
collector's job to pick the trash up
from here.) Mike Manzie is caring
enough to stop, collect the trash in
his private vehicle and take it home

to dispose of it properly.
This community needs more
people like Michael Manzie. I am
proud to call him a neighbor and
Carol Lavin
Fernandina Beach

Smoky conditions are occurring
in Nassau County fiom current wild-
fires in Florida. The smoke is com-
ing from drifting wildfire smoke
from counties to the south and west
in Florida. The Nassau County
Health Department and the Florida
Department of Health (DOH) cau-
tion citizens that wildfire smoke is
a respiratory irritant that cah cause
scratchy throat or irritated eyes and
nose. Breathing in smoke can also
worsen conditions such as asthma
and other chronic respiratory or
lung conditions.
Persons should contact their
medical provider if they feel they

have difficulty breathing due to the
smoke. Persons with underlying
medical conditions such as aller-
' gies, sinus problems, asthma and
chronic lung diseases (such as
emphysema) should contact their
medical provider if they have con-
cerns about their condition.
Wildfire activity is being moni-
tored by the Florida Forest Service,
Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services (FDACS).
A map of the wildfires and the latest
information on the status of Florida
wildfires can be obtained at the
Florida Fire Service website at
For questions or additional
information, contact the Nassau
County Health Department, Kim
Geib, MSN, ARNP, Public
Information Contact, 548-1800,
ext. 5204.
Vicki Roberts
Nassau County Health

VIEWPOINT/Ron Miller/Fernandina Beach

Interfaith communi

ieves suffering

people of compassion. They give
without reservation never asking
anything in return. But of course
they do get something for their efforts, a deep
feeling of satisfaction that they have made a
difference in the lives of those less fortunate
than themselves.
What is it like to be hungry? I'm not talking
about a grumbling stomach letting you know
that your hearty breakfast has worn off. I'm
talking about gut-wrenching hunger pains
because there was no breakfast, hearty or oth-
erwise. I can recall when I was a boy living in
Lake City in Five Points, an "across the track"

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neighborhood where the less fortunate lived.
We had a neighbor who was a single mother
with four children who was, to say the least,
destitute. They had nothing. My mother, who
barely had enough to feed her own family,
found out about the dire circumstances of our
neighbor. She cooked a dinner and with my
help carried it over. Now, 1, not being very per-
ceptive and rather self-absorbed at my tender
age, had no idea why a perfectly good dinner
was being given to the people next door. I soon
found out.
When we walked into our neighbor's
kitchen, which consisted of one lone stool
where the ,,I11 I sat, the children stood
around her looking rather grim. When they
saw my mother holding a plate brimming with
fried chicken, they all rushed her at once,
except the mother who was too weak to get up.
The plate was empty before I could blink.
That's when I realized what true hunger and
real poverty was, and the fact that it was next
door really hit home. What a valuable lesson
that was for me that day.
I can't imagine what it would have
been like to watch my children go hungry
thile way that poor woman did, or have no
place to sleep on a cold night. But many
parents see it every day. This plight is
real and it exists all around us. This is where
the Yulee Interfaith Dinner Coalition steps
in to help.
"The Yulee Interfaith Dinner Network
is a program that strives to serve the homeless
and needy in the Yulee area with a fresh
cooked, hot and l.1 .1ill,' meal to help alleviate
hunger and assist those who may not other-
wise get a nutritious meal or any meal at all

on a regular basis," says Robyn Andrews, presi-
dent of the Coalition for the Homeless of
Nassau County Robyn, who lives in.
Yulec with her husband and four children, got
involved shortly after its inception in
September 2006.
1 first found out about the Yulee Inter faith
Dinner from Aloa Stewart, president of the
Relief Society, the oldest women's organization
in the United States, and an auxiliary of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Laitter-day Saints.
The Relief Society was established in 1842 in
Nauvoo, Illinois "for the relief of the poor, the
destitute, the widow, and the orphan and for all
the exercise of all benevolent purposes,"
according to the March 1919 edition of The
Relief Society Magazine, Joy Huber, a teacher in
the Nassau County School system, and a
Relief Society member, found out about the
Interfaith Coalition through a fellow teacher
and Yulee Interfaith Dinner Board member,
Samuel Forbes. As a result, the Feriandina
Beach L)DS church has joined 100 other
churches, civic organizations, and individuals
in this compassionate service to the less fortu-
The Coalition for the Homeless of Nassau
County also runs in addition to the Yulee
Interfailih Dinner, Hope House dinners at the
Salvation Army Hope House in Fern'andina and
a shelter for the homeless. They also have a
program called "Soup Train" that delivers hot
soup, bread and a desert to about 30 home-
bound seniors. They work hand in hand with
Barnabas Center and the Council on Aging. It
is the hope of the coalition to expand to all
areas of the county with this program, includ-
ing Callahan and Hilliard.

The current co-coordinator, who has been
involved since its inception and played a major
role in its development along with Andrews
and Forbes, is Maryellen Collavo.
The Yulee IDN (Gracie's Kitchen) currently
serves an average of 45 dinners each night it is
open. located in the back of the old Yulee
Middle School, on the corner of US 17 North
and Pages Dairy Road, they serve every
Tuesday and Thursday from 5-7 p.m. In addi-
tion, they are open the first Monday, fifth
Monday and fifth Friday of the month. The
churches and civic groups "host" one night per
month, and the volunteers purchase, cook and
serve the food to the diners. "Thanks to the
extraordinary efforts and caring of the volun-
teers in the community, this program is possi-
ble," says Andrews. None of the money collect-
ed by the coalition goes to salary or overhead,
it all goes to the cause.
Coming soon will be a Day Drop Center
that will provide a safe, compassionate and sup-
portive environment in which people who are -
experiencing homelessness, or at risk of home-
lessness, are welcome and where they will be
able to access appropriate services and
The warm, caring folks in our community
do make a difference. What they do changes
,.- "- i li. ii.. and dark despair to hope and light,
they help open up possibilities that were not
there before. I applaud them and I admire
them deeply. They take seriously the charge of
the good Master to "Feed my sheep."
You can become a member, volunteer or
contribute by going to www.clicked.com/coali-
tion on the net, or contact Robyn Andrews at



Denson honored for her service

opening in, around, through and
for her that her reputation arnd
God's reputation concerning.
her were no longer just something peo-
ple heard about. The evidence was so
apparent that everywhere she goes,
everything she does and every word she
speaks will carry with it so much power
that the godly and the ungodly will be
able to see that here must be a supreme
being who has named her to be His own.
A God-filled appreciation service was
held honoring God's servant, Sis. Ann
Denson, 'first lady of Harper Chapel
Baptist Church. What a service it was.
God showed up and showed out from
beginning to end with a church full wor-
shipping Him. They used His name often
and with confidence. The time had come
for all to see how He responded to His
servant who was called by His name.,
The service began with a highly spir-
it-filled devotional service with the Lord
and Deacon Dawson, followed by a spiri-

tual welcome from the
... church by. Sis. Wanda
Simmons, then Sis.
.; Tina Smith, continuing
in the Spirit of the
L)rd, sang two selec-
That was the day
the church was filled to
standing room-only,
NOW AND giving flowers where
THEN ,they could be seen,
_... heard as well as
smelled while Sis.
Maybelle Denson is still alive,
Kirkland and God gets the glory.
Tlie spirit continued
to flow with Min. U.
Holley singing "I Won't Complain and
What You Know About Jesus?" The Holy
Spirit took over the church and shouting
and dancing lasted more than 30 min-
After the ministry of giving, the
Mighty Praise Te'lam danced to "I'm

Hosts laudAICMFprogram
CHRISTINE AND Jacksonville airport which items in the refrigerator if nec-
PAUL ME;ElIAN along with her trusty essary (depending on how
S For the News-Leader "Magellan" found our home on long they stay) so they can
Amelia Island without a prob- meet their own dietary needs.
What does it mean to have lem. She is drop-dead gor- Beyond that, the rest is pure
and host a young artist for the geous, sweet and talented. We enjoyment.
Amelia Island Chamber Music have a piano that we thought If you can provide a host-
!Festival in your home? The she could use to practice and ing opportunity for a young
answer is simple it's fabu- indeed she did. She is an early artist or one of our premiere
Ilous. riser (5:30 a.m. for a jog on the artists, it will be a very reward-
We hosted Julie Coucheron beach), however, we requested ing experience that you and
from Oslo, Norway for eight no Grieg before 7 a.m. I need they will treasure long after
nights during her stay here on to wake up gently. their performance. Please con-
Amelia Island for the 2011 Shel found Publix and tact the AICMF office (261-
AICME Julie is a brilliant Harris Teeters easily and 1779) if you are interested and
'young pianist, who with her bought her own food. able to provide a housing/host-
brother David Coucheron However, we shared several ing opportunity for one of our
-(concertmaster and principle dinner meals with her, AICMF gifted musicians.
violinist for the Atlanta interns and other artists from The festival also needs
Symphony Orchestra) played a the festival over the week. It housing condominium dona-
.concert of music by Grieg, was great fun but not required. tions for artists who require a
Kodaly and Brahms. (Visit For AICMF artists, host private space. Usually this need
their website at families should be able to pro- is from three to five days. If
www.coucheron.com.) vide a comfortable room and you have or know of a condo-
Julie arrived late in the private bath setting and an minium that is available we
evening from New York City opportunity for the artist to would be most grateful.
'and rented a car at the have a place for some food My husband Paul and Iwill

Coming Out and Jesus Can Work It
Out." The speaker of the hour was intro-
duced by her husband, Deacon Cole,
hymn by the apostle, then the speaker,
Pastor Pearl Cole with the Word of God.
God did perform great and mighty
exploits, which were seen by all. Sis.
Denson thanked the church, visiting
churches, her husband, Pastor C.
Denson, family and friends for the love
they showed toward her and God for
being in control. To Him be the glory for
all the great things He has done.
The families of the late Pastor A.
Lewis and D. McCormick thank all their
families, church families and friends for
all acts of kindness shown to them dur-
ing their hours of bereavement and pray
God's continued blessings upon each of
Birthday wishes to Amos Melton, Sr.
Leon Baker, James Johnson, JyBron
Coleman, John Johnson Sr., Rodrick
Bacon, Tarris Jones, Carrie Fox and
Debra Hall.

1 9

Christine Meehan with
pianist Julie Coucheron of
Oslo, Norway, who
Meehan and her husband
hosted during the 2011
Amelia Island Chamber
Music Festival.

be in New York City Oct. 17
for business and will also be
able to attend Julie's Carnegie
Hall debut with her brother
David. She has become our"
"Norwegian daughter." What a
wonderful experience.

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ration with national, state and so much more than securing occurs. It's a process and not tonight at 9 p.m. and on
community organizations, is legal documents," said Susan an event." Thursday at 8 p.m.
encouraging Americans Ponder-Stansel, president As part of the initiative, Community Hospice pro-
across the country to corn- and CEO of Community Community Hospice is part- vides complimentary copies
plete their advatice health- Hospice. "Advance care plan- nering with WJCT Public of the Five Wishes living will'
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that has culminated in the ing and preparing so that "Consider the Conversation." Duval, Nassau and St. Johns
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Christian music artists Joey and Jeanie perform at the
Courtyard Nights tonight at the Betty P. Cook Nassau
Center in Yulee.

Christian music duo

at Courtyard Nights

Join singer/songwriters
Joey and Jeanie for an evening
of Christian music at
Courtyard Nights from 7:30-9
p.m. tonight at the Betty P.
Cook Nassau Center.
Joey and Jeanie will have a
little something for everyone
as they perform old gospel
favorites, Christian contempo-
rary standards and original
works. They share their music
each Saturday from 10 a.m.-
noon at the Fernandina
Farmers Market and are part.
of the "Grace Notes" praise
team at Memorial United
Methodist Church. They also
perform at conferences,
churches and special events in
the Eastern U.S.
Joey and Jeanie have
released two albums. The first
album, self-titled, is a compila-
tion of original songs. The
second album, "I Grew Up On
Gospel," is a collection of 14
old gospel/hymo ,favorites -
bookended with two originals..
The title cut on this album

was made into a music video
and was nominated and
shown at the Amelia Island
Film Festival 2012. A third
album, a collection of
Christmas Carols, is in
process with a projected com-
-pletion in the fall.
The concert is free but
guests are encouraged to
bring canned food to donate
to the Barnabas Center food
bank. The concert is in the-
courtyard at the Betty P. Cook
Nassau Center.
In case of inclement weath-
er, it will be in the Lewis "Red"
Bean Technical Building.
Light refreshments will be
For more information or
for directions call 548-4432.
The Courtyard Nights series
is sponsored by the FSCJ
Nassau Center, the
Fernandina Beach News-
Leader and Nassau County
Record, The Nassau Center is
located at 76346 William
Burgess Blvd. in Yulee.

Palm tree class for

professionals, public
The International Society and a palm dis-
of Arboriculture (ISA) has -,, ease flash card
accredited the Nassau County set (available
Extension palm class for con- in Spanish
tinuing education credit. The upon request).
class will be held May 11, 9 Pre-registra-
a.m. until noon at the James t tion is
S. Page Governmental Figart required by
Complex in Yulee. May 4. To reg-
ISA-certified arborists ister or for
Rebecca Jordi (Nassau) and information call Winifred
Larry Figart (Duval) will Favors at (904) 879-1019.
serve as instructors. Both are "This is the first time we
also Extension agents: Jordi is are holding an ISA-certified
County Extension Director class for palm maintenance in
and Horticulture Agent: Nassau County. It is a com-
Figart is the Urban Forestry prehensive class with appro-
Agent. Eligible participants private time to cover all aspects
can receive 3 CEU credits. concerning the maintenance
Curricula topics are: gen- of palm trees whether the
eral biology of palms, cold palm collection is just a few
hardy varieties, planting and trees or a commercial land-
fertilization: common palm scape that includes dozens of
diseases and nutrient defl- palms. This is an excellent
ciencies; outdoor demonstra- opportunity for area land-
tion of proper pruning and scape maintenance profes-
fruit stalk removal; and stak- sionals to receive continuing
ing. education. However, the class
' The registration fee of $25 is open to the public for the
covers the cost of handouts same fee," said Jordi.

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Skis, faith and

They lined the wall like the
bars that show the signal strength of
a cell phone. From the smallest to
(lihe tallest; snow skis. Yep, it was
true. My parents had managed to
surprise us all; something not easy
to do when you have five inquisitive
It was Christmas Day and we, my
siblings and I, stood in shock as we
stared at the ski-lined wall. The mag-
ical haze of Christmas morn and a
room not yet given permission to
have its lights turned on our par-
ents were still in bed created just
the atmosphere for childhood fan-
tasies and wild dreams to soar.
For me,,though next to the
youngest in the clan, my fantasies of
skiing had me out in front of my
brothers and sisters doing back-
flips, freestyle maneuvers, and care-.,

fully carve
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slow down
sider, one another. Looking
that moment brought us cl
together. You see, my youn
brother Scott was born witt
palsy, and though not as se

the power

,d turns affected aIs solle, he's unable to
iat of an walk.
athlete Fortunately for us, we were given
at the parents that were masters at fndinng
ues. ways of making each one of us feel
my sib- special. When it came to my brother
ims were Scott, my parents did everything
as fantas- they could to include him in all that
entual we did.
I that Skiing was ,a bit of a challenge. I
e only have no doubt'on the days he stared
of skis. out the plate glass windows of the
wall, and ski lodge and watched us ski, his
family dreams were more vivid and faith
-hildren, filled than all of ours. How do I
each to .know? Because his dreams have
n and con- become reality and have opened
back, doors for countless others to experi-
oser ence the same. iet me explain.
Tiger At current, my brother Scott
h cerebral works for an organization that lifts
verely the lid and helps people with disabil-

of dreams

ilies realize their dreams. He's a cer-
tified scuba diver, has skied several
times with the help of a special
device, plays wheelchair basketball
and now is on the cutting edge of
power-chair soccer, a growing inter-
national sport.
Through his innovative mind,
modern gadgets and a domineering
spirit, not to mention his ability to
dream big, my brother Scott has
carved out a place none of us
thought possible. The fact that he's
been able to help others facing
similar challenges only further con-
firms; his accomplishments are the
fruit of God's amazing grace in his
Now perhaps you're saying if
God is so good, why'doesn't He just
heal him? Truth is that's a fair ques-
tion. Though I don't presume to

have all the answers, what I do know
is that God sees things with a much
broader lens than we do. While our
ability to function physically is of
great importance to God, our ability
to exercise our faith tops His list. It's
for this reason the writer of the book
of Hebrews says that without faith,
it's impossible to please God
(Hebrews 11:6a).
When I think about my brother
and his refusal to let certain limita-
tions define the boundaries of his
life, I'm humbled and inspired all in
one swoop of thought. For me, his
ability to dream big, and then trust
God, has raised the bar and set the
standard for how I live my life.
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach

Crafts show
The 9th Annual Arts &
Crafts Show & Sale will be
held April 14 from 9 a.ln.-3
p.m. at Maxwell Hall, behind
the Memorial United Mbtho-
dist Church, 601 Centre St.
The event is a showcase for
local artisans and craflers.
Home baked goods and lunch
will be available. Sponsored
by the Memorial United
Methodist Women, proceeds
support their missions. Call
Gail at 491-3713.
Revival 2012
Impact Your Worldc
Church, Inc. and Pastor
Kalvin R. Thompson invite the
community to Revival 2012 at
7:30 p.m. April 13, 4 p.m. on
April 14 and 11 a.m. on April
15 at Country Inn and Suites,
46277 SR 200 in Yulee.
Guest speaker will be the
Rev. Gerald Rollinson Sr. Call
Women's seminar
Women of Power, a sub-
sidiary of LaVerne Mitchell
Ministries, presents It's All
About Purpose, a free empow-
erment.semini)iifor women,,
on April 14'firo-'i i10 a.m'.-2 p'.m.'
at the Amelia Island Museum
of History, 233 S. Third'St.
Presenters include Lisa Pres-
nell, entrepreneur, laKeesha
Morris, business consultant,
Nicole White, public relations,
and Sherrie Gardner, child-
care specialist. RSVP is
encouraged. Contact Valerie
Baker at (904) 635-8789.
Prayer service
St. Michael Roman
Catholic Church will hold a
prayer service at 3 p.m. on
Divine Mercy Sunday, April
15, including recitation of the
Divine Mercy chaplet.
Holy Humor Sunday
Everyone is accustomed to
a joke every now and then in

Sunday School .. ................9:30 am
Sunday W orship.............................. 10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA.......................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ............6:30 pm
Postor:Bud Long
941017 Old Nassauville Rood County Rd,107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

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
or David.

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Traditional FamilyWorship ....... 8:30am & 11am
CnntemporaryWorship .. 9:45am in Maxwpll Hall
Youth Breakaway......... 9:45am in Youth Center
Sunday School for all agao....... 9:45am & 11am
Wednesday Dinner (Aug-May)..... 5:15pm-6:30pm

church, but worship on the
Sunday after Easter at New
Vision Congregational Church
will include a full plate of
humor from funny stories'to
music that brings laughter on
April 1'5 at 10 a.m. Many
churches have resurrected
the old Easter custom begun
in the early centuries of
Christianity called Holy
Humor Sunday.
New Vision is a new
church start of the United
Church of Christ and wor-
ships each Sunday at 10 a.m.
at 96074 Chester Road in
Yulee. Visit www.NewVision
find them on facebook or con-
tact the Rev. Mary Kendrick
Moore at (904) 238-1822.
Tuesday worship
Join The Salvation Army
Hope House on April 17 for its
noon Tuesday Woi;ship
Service. Pastors Herbert and
Kathy Smith of Look Up
Ministries will minister in
song and word. Call 321-0435
or stop by the Hope House,
located at 410 S. Ninth St.
Spring revival
The Tri-City
Ministerial Alliance presents
"Spring Revival 2012" with a
theme of "Come Now and Let
Us Reason Together" April 19-
22. Guest speaker will be Dr.
Wallace J. Sibley, secretary
general of the Church of God
in Cleveland, Ten n. Dates are
7:30 p.m. April 19 at Miracle of
Faith Church of God at 87688
Roses Bluff Road in Chester;
7:30 p.m. April 20 at Refuge
Center Church of God, at 1348
East 4th St., Jacksonville; and
5 p.m. April 22 at 502 MLKJr.
Drive in Baldwin. Call (352)

Christ-Like Youth and

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Hellonr
Sunday Worship Service 10:30amn
Bible Study '9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pin
Preschool and Children Activities
Coon.r of Bucia-int::r "1 ,& G.:lbinll Road, t Fenltin inn Bt
For More nlforuatlion Call: 261-9527

S.... "\ CHAPEL
Ted Schroder, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 9:15 & 11:15 ain
All are Welcome
36 Bowman Road, 277-4414
Off A IA at entrance to Onini Resort
Amelia Island Plantalion
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The sixth grade students at St. Michael Academy lead
the living Stations of the Cross for students, parents and
parishioners on Wednesday of Holy Week, above. The
Stations of the Cross presented 14 reflections that cov-
ered the events from the arrest of Jesus.to his death on
the cross and burial. Each scene was acted out and nar-
rated by the students.

Teen Ministrly Will host a
Prophetic EnconIll"er Youth
Explosion at 7 p.m. April 21 Ial
First Assembly of God, 302
South 14th St. Guest speaker
will be Prophetess Shay Hall
Knight of the Roc Church in
Woodbine, Ga. To learn more
call 206-1877 or 583-5794 or
visit clytm.weebly.com.
Unity services
The Rev. Betty Sikking of
the Unity Spiritual
Enrichment Center of
Jacksonville will hold a
class/service at the Board of
Realtors building, 910 South
14th St., Fernandina Beach, at
7 p.m. the last Wednesday of
each month for six months,
starting April 25, to help
establish a Unity Church

Rev. Jose Kallukalam

Saturday Vigil Mass- 4 pin & 5:30 pmr
Saturday 4 pnm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Chiurch
Sunday Masses 8am- 9:30am liam -12:30pin
Daily Mass- 8:30 am Mi, Wed., Thuis & Fri.
6 prr- 1iuesday
Holy Day Masses Vigil 600 pill, Holy Day 830 am
Confessions: Saturday 3:00pm 3:45 pm or by appt
Telephone Numbers;
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number 114.277-6ti566

Living Water s
Contemporary Worship
SUN ..9:30 am
WED ..7:00 pia
? Youth, Nursery
& Childregats Mionisrial

ChuCch UCC
f...... p .. .. r321-2117.
On A1A I mile west of Amelia Island
Join us LIVE on the Web Sunday

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locally. For-informalion call
Chris Dillon at 310-6502 or
Marchia Brown at 415-0822.
Free dinner
Springhill Baptist Church
will serve meals for individu-
als and families in need on
April 26 from 5-6:30 p.m. at
the church, 941017 Old
Nassauville Road.
The church also delivers
meals to those who Cannot
come. On the day of the meal
if possible, anyone attending,
or needing a meal delivered,
should call 261-4741, ext 110
in advance. Call Robyn
Stuckey at 583-3280.
Call for singers
The local observance of
the 2012 National Day of

Int7novat/ivte t/iye. Contemporary Music,
Casual Atmosphem
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9.00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
1(idKredihln Children Ministries
Meeting vg 10:30am Sunday
Youtlih Piogranm Wed. 0 6:30pmn
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Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM

A I A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward

20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. BolIden Sr., Pastor
The Church
in it(e Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of All People
S'd'or Mk v Cblrs c'hass 9 a.m.
.sii id ii y iS'/,i/i>r Co/ on.il.
S '.nindlt SchooIl n,00'v 'ii.
r""tig/ rship' 10:0 1.n. evey Sttthty
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Sunday Service . .10:30 am
Bible Study ........ 9:30 am
Wednesday Service... 7:00 pm
www.thebridgeflordia. ca
85031 Landover Drive
Yulee, Fl

Brother Jeremiah Mitchell
believes the saved as well as
the unsaved will be compelled
to come when they hear the
songs of Zion ringing through-
out the community as the body
of believers gather for Gospel
Extravaganza Festival, "an
awesome afternoon of praise,
worship and dance," on
Saturday, April 21 at St Peter's
Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic
"We, as believers, set the
example for our community
because there is unity in com-
munity," said Mitchell.
The event is designed to
cross the lines of race and
denomination for the purpose
of praising "our God" together.
Representatives from a
seven different churches will
sing, speak, dance and lead an
extraordinary event featuring:
Edward Waters Concert
Choir; Solid Rock Church of
God by Faith; New Beginnings
Church of God; Greater

Prayer will be held April 26 at
7 p.m. at the First Baptist
Church in Fernandina Beach,
1600 S. Eighth St.
A community chorus is
being recruited to provide
special music and lead the
singing along with the Nassau
Community Band. Pam
Helton is the musical director
for this interdenominational
event. Interested singers are
invited to attend rehearsals at
Amelia Baptist Church from 5-
6 p.m. April 15 and 22.
Interested singers should con--
tact Allen Lennon at 261-8799
or allenlennon@comcast.net
so he can obtain adequate
copies of the music.
On April 28 the youth min-

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Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15 am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pma
Wednesday Team rId 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 prt
Classes For All Age
Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All
85971 Harts Rd., West 904.22-5128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 22560809

OSunday School ... .... . . 9:45A.M.
Worship Service ......... 10:SSA.M.
Discipleship Training . .. . 6:OOP.M.
Evening Worship ............ 6:OOP.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper. .. 6;OOP.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ..... 7:OOP.M.
736 Bonnievlew Road (across f n Sadlor Rd,)
904-261-46 S (church office)
Nursery provided

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

96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Sunday Moining Worship Service -10:30 am
Sunday School 9:15 am
Sunday Evening Wolship Seivice 6'00 pm
AWANA Sunday 5:00 7:00 pm
Wednesday Soivice 700 Imn
Nuisery Provided

Fernandina Beach' Church of
God; Elm Street Church of
God by Faith; La Prometida;
The Trumpeter for Christ;
Zion Hope Missionary Baptist;
Charlene Davis; GFBCOG
Dancers; Shelby Crews; and
On The Edge.
"Gospel Extravaganza has
become the newest island fes-
tival and is strongly supported
by city and county residents,"
said executive director
Brother Jeremiah Mitchell Jr.
"Mayor Arlene Filkoff will
attend and continue the tradi-
tion of issuing a proclamation
declaring the day as Gospel
Extravaganza Festival Day."'
The event is free.
Concessions will be available.
Love offerings accepted.
Courtyard opens at 1:30 p.m.,
event begins at 3 p.m.
For more information con-
tact Brother Jeremiah Mitchell
at 225-8679 or 583-9311 or

istry of Solid Rock Church of
God by Faith, 86138 Palm
Tree Drive, Yulee, will host its
first "Leave Our Footprint in
the Sand" Walk-A-Thon at
American Beach starting at
'Burney Park beachfront park,
1556 Gregg St. Registration
(free) begins at 8:30 a.m.,
warmup at 9 a.m. and the walk
at 9:30 a.m., with 3-, 4- or 8-
mile options.
Prizes will be awarded to
the top three participants that
raise the most money in this
fun and fitness activity for the
whole family.
Contact Pam Albertie for
registration packages, to vol-
unteer or to give tax-
deductible donations. Make
checks payable to Solid Rock

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes You!
Located at the comer m
of 8th &Atlantic
7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
&15 a.m. Breakfast Burns Hall
9100 a.m. Holy Eucharist
11:00 a.m. Service
6 p.m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE' 2nd Sunday


5 Points Baptist Church
Every Wednesday Night
From 6:30pm 8:00pm
Ages: 8t -1t Grades


[nyacoan Church
Sunday Services
Sunday Holy Communion 8:00 &10:00 am
5lh 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
1830 Lake Park Dr. (lmelia Parkacerss fromYNMCA))
904.-491-6082*. v"AtP.yiillATedli t -all9a1 g
Sruste the liturgy in Ithe 1928 Bookoftommon Pra)vr

Community Baptist
85326 Winona Bayview Road
Yulee, FL
Bro. Hartford Peoples, Pastor
Sunday School ....... 9:45 am
Morning Worship .....11:00 am
Evening Worship ...... 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer ..... 6:00 pm
Bible Sludy-Thursdays... 10:00 am
"Serfing the Lord With Gladness"


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Lady Hornets second in Ocala Shocker Tournament


The Lady Hornets came
up short in the championship
game of the Orlando Shocker
Tournament over spring
break, losing to 7A Eastridge
and settling for the second-
place trophy.
"We are happy we made it
to the championship game,"
said Candy Hicken, head soft-
ball coach at Yulee High
School. "Another first for our
team. They have made it to
the Final Four the last two
years and their pitcher signed
with Auburn.
"We play good teams to
make us better. I believe it
has done just that."
Yulee beat Dunnellon 3-2
en route to the title game.
Hayley Solomon tripled for
the Lady Hornets, who also
got singles from Courtney
Dietz and Brianfia O'Neal.
Karla Beasley hit a home run
in the sixth inning.
Yulee advanced to the
championship game with a
12-6 win over 5A Belle .
Glades. Beasley and Graison
Murray tripled, Solomon,
Hannah Pipkin and.freshman
Ravan Rauls had doubles and
Murray, Dietz and O'Neal all
had singles.
The Lady Hornets were
back in action Monday with
Baldwin. Yulee beat the visit-

ing 13-6 Lady Indians 12-4.
Solomon led off the first
inningwith a hit to right field
and No. 4 batter and pitcher
Beasley hit another home run
for Yulee, giving Yulee a 2-0
Catcher Audrey Boren
started off the second inning
' with a double and Zoie
Williams sacrificed her to sec-
ond. A Solomon double
scored Boren. Pipkin, a fresh-
man, doubled in a pair of
runs. Yulee led 5-0.
In the fourth inning, Ally
Williams kicked things off
with a hit pitch. Solomon had
another hit to right field and
Murray doubled, netting a
pair of RBIs. Pipkin beat out a
hit to shortstop and O'Neal
knocked her in with a two-run
home run. Boren hits to right
field and Williams chalks up
the last hit of the inning.
Yulee leads 10-0.
Baldwin answered with
four runs in the top of the
fifth and sixth, thanks to a
combination of hits and Yulee
Yulee was quick to re-
spond in the bottom of the
sixth, when Beasley helped
herself out at the plate with a
lead-off double to center.
Courtesy runner Ashley
Mulligan stole second, Dietz
got on base with a single to
center and Williams capped
Yulee's hitting parade with a

The Yulee High School girls softball team shows off the second-place trophy the Lady Hornets collected during the
Ocala Shocker Tournament. The Lady Hornets are, front row from left, Graison Murray, Brittany Verri, Brianna
O'Neal and Hayley Solomon; back row, Delaney Hawkins, Hannah Pipkin, Becca Taylor, Ashley Mulligan, Courtney,
Dietz, Zoie Williams, Raven Rauls, Ally Williams, Audrey Boren and Karla Beasley.

single to left field.
"Karla pitched a great
game," Hicken said. "She has
had to wori hard since Sierra
Mills injured her knee in
Miami and we hope to have
her back for districts.
"We have come a long way
since the beginning of the

season. We are finding our-
selves as a young team and,
though we still have much
growing to do, traveling and
playing the caliber teams we'
have played has definitely
helped us.
"We went to Miami and
played the No. 1 team in the

state in our division and Ocala
and, between those two tour-
naments, have played three
teams that have made it to the
Final Four. It has made us an
all-around better ball team."
Yulee hosted Raines
Thursday and the Lady
Hornets cap the regular sea-

son tonight at Hilliard.
Yulee hosts the District 4-
4A tournament next week.
Yulee (No. 2 seed) will battle
Fernandina Beach (No. 3) at
7 p.m. Tuesday. The winner
takes on top-seed West
Nassau at 7 p.m. Thursday in,
the title game.


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-mile Katie
Caples Memorial Run for kids 12 and
under and the half-mile Popcorn Shrimp;
Run for kids eight and under. All pro-
ceeds 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. Call 261-1080 or email

Faulk captures

hunting award

Tyler Faulk, 12, of Yulee
recently won a state award
near Covington, Ga.
Faulk participated in the
Hunter Education Skills
Challenge, which offers
hunters an opportunity to,
advance their outdoor educa-
tion skills through competi-
tion. The program includes
events that simulate realistic
conditions in order to rein-
force and test a young
hunter's skills, according to
the Georgia Department of
Natural Resources website.
The program is open to
any youths 18 years old and
younger who have complet-
ed a hunter education
course. The competition
includes two divisions -jun-
iors 14 and younger and sen-
iors 15-18.
Competitions consist of
six components archery,
air rifle, safety trail chal-
lenge, orienteering, wildlife
left, with
his award
from the
tion -
Skills -
sU r:BM r,+T

identification and a responsi-
bility exam. Different com-
ponents of the competition
are worth different points
for a maximum possible'
score of 500. The top 10 par-
ticipants from each local
event are eligible to partici-
pate in the state challenge.
Faulk won the 2011 Way-
cross, Ga., regional chal-
lenge a year ago. He took
first place in the junior divi-
sion with a score of 121. He
scored a 58 in archery, a 28
in orienteering, a 20 in
shooting, a 14 in wildlife
identification and an'18 in
The win last year quali-
fied Faulk for the 2012 State
Hunter Education Skills
Challenge Jan. 14 at Clybel
Wildlife Management Area
in Mansfield, Ga.
Faulk is the son of Tyler
and Cassandra Faulk of


Habitat toumey
The inaugural Nassau County Habitat
for Humanity Golf' tournament is May
12 at Amelia National Golf and Country
Club. Applications must be received by
April 27.
Check-in is at 11:30 a.m. with a shot-
gun start at 1 p.m. Tournament will be a
scramble format with all proceeds bene-
fiting the NCHII Building Fund. I
Cost is $90 per person and includes
round of golf with cart, box lunch and
drink ticket and range balls. There will
be a hole-in-one contest sponsored by
Ron Anderson Chevrolet, putting con-
test, closest to the pin and long drive.
Both contest and hole sponsorships are
available. For information, contact Bill
Johnson at 415-6298 or Mark Sobolewski
at 491-9824.

Fous on Recovery
The inaugural Focus on Recovery
Golf Tournament will be held June 15 at
the Golf Club at North Hampton.
Shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Format is an
18-hole captain's choice.
McPherson Counseling Services is a
501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that pro-
vides a substance abuse, outpatient treat-
ment program with group, individual and
Family therapy. Call 753-1599 for informa-

COA Memorial Day
Score one for the Council on Aging
thl'ough the Charity GolfTournament
May 28, Memorial Day. The event will be
held on the Ocean Course at O mni I lotel
and Resort on Amelia Island Plantation.
Entry fee for a four-person team is
$500; individual entry $125. Mulligans
are available, three tickets for $10.
Putting contest tickets are $5.
Registration is from 8-9:30 a.m. l"e
includes green fees, carts, range balls,
cart baggie, lunch and awards.

Shotgun start is at 10 a.m. Box lunch-
es will be delivered on the course at
noon. Beverage'carts (cash only) will be
onl the course as well.
The awards ceremony is from 3-4
Prizes for top 10 men's teams and top
three women's teams. Prizes include
rounds of golf and restaurant gift certifi-
cates, raffle ticket drawings'for new driv-
ers, woods, putters, golf bags and other
exciting items like fly-away lunches, fish-
ing charters and more. Must be present
to win.
Ilole sponsorships are $100. A cus-
tom sign will be placed on the tees and
greens. To sponsor a hole, contact Jeff
McDowell at 261-0701, ext. 117, or jmc-
I.. 1--,, ,:* Is.,111 ,',+oil. For inform ation
on the tourn11anent, contact Broc Nell at
Omni Ilotel and Resort on Amelia Island
Plantation at 277-5907.
To register online go to www.coanas-
sau. com. Deadline to register is May 23.
This event will raise funds for COA's
five outreach programs and running its
senior centers in Nassau County.

Chamber tournament
The Greater Nassau County Chamber
of Commerce will hold its 21st annual
golf tournament April 27 at D. fi. 1.1
Lakes Golf & Country Club in Callahan.
Format is a foulr-peorson captain's choice.
Registration is at 8 a.m.; shotgun start
is at 9 a.m. (Gam's, prizes, dinner and
awards follow lourlianient play. ('all
(904) 879-1,14 1 or enmail inlo@great ernas-
saullcouity.colm ilor information.

Shriners charity tourney
Fern'andinia Bleach Shrine and Nassau
County Professional Firefighters 1AFF
Local #3101 will hold the animal Shriners
Charity Golf Tournanient April 21 at thei
Fer'inandi BeInch Golf Club. Fee is $75
per plahy'r. lIiiunch will be provided.
Registration is lit 8 ;a.n. Shotgun start iat

8:30 a.m. For information or to sign up,
call Doug Blackborn at 321-0306.

Humane Society
The fifth annual Nassau Humane
Society Golf Tournament at Long Point
is at 1 p.m. May 14. Format is a four-per-'
son handicap scramble, captain's choice.
The tournament is open to men, women,
and mixed teams.-Form a team or be
Entry fee is $150 per player, which
includes golf, cart, treat bag, heavy hours
d' oeuvres, wine, cash bar, silent auction
and one guest for evening festivities at
the new clubhouse at Iong Point.
Additional guests are invited to the
reception for $40 per person. Contact
Mike Clower at ClowerM@bellsouth.net
or 261-2217.

TPC Nassau discount
Nassau County residents can save $15
off each ticket purchased to The Players
Championship while $25 per ticket is
donated to Family Support Services of
North Florida to help foster children.
The discounted TPC tickets can be pur-
chased online at chipinforyouth.com
through April 23 using FSS discount
code TPC2VV4.
TPC tickets regularly sell for $55
each, but are available for $40 with the
FSS discount. The tickets can be used
any day of the tournament May 7-13 at
TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach.
Admission is free for children 18 and
under when accompanied by a ticketed
FSS is the lead agency for foster care;
adoption and family preservation in
Nassau and Duval counties. With a local
office in Yulee, FSS provides services
and care to local foster children lind
works with struggling families to enable
them to become stabilized and self-suffi-
cient, thereby keeping them from enti'r-
ing the child welfare system.

FRIDAY, Al'mll. 13,2012 SPORTS Ncws-Lcader


Kraft Tennis Club's super senior (60 years old and over) 3.5 doubles team won the
local division and will compete in the Florida State Championships in Daytona mid-
April. The team includes, front row from left, captain Carol Simon, Kristine Barger,
Deborah Hale and Lois Brough; back row, Sue Ragan, Diann Schindler, Cyndee
Robertson, Nancy Barnes and Mary Jo Hanlon. Not pictured: Elizabeth Perry, Sandy
Mann and Rosemory Jacobs.


Recreational co-ed league
April 2
Halftime Sports Bar 16
Control Freaks 12
Crawford Jewelers 14
Martex Services 9
-Chili's-'ilee 10
River Valley Rats 7
Crab Trap 23
Logic Mountain 8
River Valley Rats 18
Martex Services 5

Halftime Sports Bar
Crawford Jewelers
Control Freaks
Halftime Sports Bar
Martex Services
Crab Trap
hiver Valley Rats
Logic Mountain
Open co-ed league
April 4
First Coast Crane
Halftime Sports Bar

SFirst Coast Crane
First Coast Crane
Halftime Sports Bar
Men's league
April 5
P5 Productions
Halftime Sports Bar
Swinging Richards

Halftime Sports Bar 15
knuckleheads 8
Swinging Richards 32
P5 Productions 29
P5 Productions 7-3
Knuckleheads 6-4
Halltime Sports Bar 6-4
Swinging Richards 1-9
For statistics and schedules,
visit www.leaguelineup.com/


The city of Fernandina
Beach Recreation Depart-
ment (city website www.fbfl.
us) offers:
Summer coed softball
league registration is from
May 1-21 at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
Recreational coed league
(ASA rules, aluminum bat rule
for men); games on
Wednesday nights. Team fee
is $450 and due May 21. A-
$25 late charge will be added
to fees received after May 21.
No fees accepted after May
22. Mandatory captain's meet-
ing May 23 at the Atlantic

Center. Season be-gins June
4. Contact Jason at 277-7256
or jbrown@fbfl. org or visit
Men's aluminum bat soft-
ball tournament is May 12 at
the Ybor Alvarez softball fields
on Bailey Road. Games start
at noon. ASA rules apply. Any
aluminum softball bat allowed:
single-wall, double-wall, two-
piece with aluminum barrel.
One-home run limit, 55-
minute time limit for all
games, softballs will be pro-
vided. Prizes for first and sec-
ond place. Entry fee is $180.

Deadline to register is May
10. Call Jason at 277-7256 or
email jbrown @fbfl.org. To
view tournament flyer, visit
Spring dodgeball tourna-
ment will be April 22 at Peck
Gym for ages 13 and up.
Format is five-on-five with an
eight-person roster limit,
round robin followed by single
elimination. Team fee is $50.
Register through April 18 at
the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. Contact
Jay Roberts at 277-7350, ext
2013, or jrobertson@fbfl.org

Yulee Pop Warner sign-up
Yulee Pop Warner will hold registration for
returning players only from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
April 21 at the Yulee Sports Complex. Cost is
$150 and includes a personalized game jer-
sey. Birth certificate is required. Call Nathan at
225-3628 or visit www.yaahornets.com for

Yulee Basketball Association
The Yulee Basketball Association end-of-
year general members meeting will be at 5:30
p.m. April 25 at the Yulee Sports Complex at
in the Green Room. The meeting is open to
previous season's coaches, parents, players
and board members. Call (904) 701-4188.

Prowrestlingin Yulee -
Continental Championship Wrestling will
be at Yulee High School April 28 with a 7:30
p.m. bell time. It's a huge main event as
champion Rock 'n' Roll Chris Turner defends
against former champion "Mr. Saturday Night'
Jarrod Michaels. Also the Marcs Brothers will
put the tag-team title up for grabs as they
challenge the Army of Darkness. Southern
States champion "Flash and Cash" Hayden
Price battles 6-foot-6 "The Revelator" Kevin
Toole as that title is up for grabs. Dante "The
Dragon" Steele takes on "The Future"
Jonathan Wells. A host of other CCW stars
scheduled to appear include Cuzin Ricky Jay,
Samantha Steele, Daniel Anderson, John
Douglas and Fred Avery.
A portion of the proceeds benefit the Yulee
wrestling team and advance tickets can be
purchased from a member. For information on
this wrestling card and other CCVy happen-
ings visit www:ccwrestling.biz.

Independence 5K
Vida Fitness will hold the annual Indepen-
dence 5K at the Omni Armelia Island
Plantation July 4. The 6K race will begin at 8
a.m. and the one-mile youth fun run will begin
at 9 a.m. Start and finish are at the Racquet
Park parking lot, located next to The
Verandah Restaurant. The course meanders
through the tree-canopied resort, located at
6800 First Coast Hwy.

Elm Street Lttle League-
Elm Street Little League is holding registra-
tion for the spring season from 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Monday though Friday at the MLK Center for
T-ball (ages 4-8). Cost is $25. Call President
Wayne Peterson at 753-1663.

Youth shooting clinic
Amelia Shotgun Sports, 86300 Hot Shot
Trail, Yulee, is hosting a youth sporting clays
clinic June 2 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It is an
introductory session to the shooting sport.
The fee is $60 per youth-adult pair and
$30 for each additional youth and includes
clay targets, ammunition (12 or 20), use of a
shotgun and lunch Just eight spots are avail-
able, so register early; deadline is May 26.

Shooters ages 12-18 can participate with
an adult. Included in the clinic are safety train-
ing and instruction by a certified NRA instruc-
tor; 50 clay targets per individual; picnic-style
lunch; all shooting supervised by an experi-
enced shooter; morning session including
safety instruction, shotgun familiarization and
operation and live firing at straight-away clay
targets; a safety review and question-and-
answer session during lunch; and an after-
noon session conducted in small groups on
the sporting clays course supervised by an
experienced shooter.
Shooters may use their own shotgun With'
the approval of the instructor; a parent or legal
guardian must sign a permission slip for the
youth shooter and the adult shooter must sign
a release form for both. Call 753-4619 or 548-
9818 or visit ameliashotgunsports.com.

Sports association
Nassau County Sports Association meets
at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday at the county build-
ing, Yulee. Call 261-1075 or 277-1609.

Shrimp Festival5KRun/Walk
The McArthur Family YMCA is hosting the
18th annual Shrimp Festival 5KRun/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-mile Katie Caples Memorial Run for kids
12 and under and the half-mnile 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
email rdeems@firstcoastymca.org.

Challenger Bowling
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.

Hula hoop workshop
A hula hoop workshop will be offered at the
McArthur Family YMCA on Amelia Island May
12. Registration is from 8-8:45 a.m.; workshop
is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are half day or
full day sessions; hoops available for use or
purchase. Two tracks available ages 10-13
arid 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-Puttbusiness 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
aaron @aaronbean.com.

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Romantic composers

at heart ofconcert
For the News-Leader

T he Island Chamber
Singers will present
"19th Century
Romantics: Brahms and
Puccini" on Friday, April 20 at 8
p.m. and Sunday, April 22 at 3 p.m.
A reception will follow the Friday
night performance. Both concerts
will be held at the Amelia
Plantation Chapel, 36 Bowman
Road on the Omni Amelia Island
The title of the concert is indica-
tive of the music to be sung. Both
works, the Schicksalslied of
Brahms and the Messa di Gloria of
Puccini are wonderful examples of
19th century musical Romanticism.
The period from about 1830-1900 is
referred to in music history as the
Romantic Period. It began as a
movement in literature and painting
and then moved to the musical
realm. In part it was a reaction
against rationalism and the
The characteristics of
Romanticism include music that
was personal and emotional, an
expression of the innermost feel-
ings of the composer, lyrical and
lush melodies coupled with har-
monies h1:l .*. t r dissonant and
chromatic, wide contrasts of
dynamics and tempos, use of a

CONCERT Continued on 2B

The Island Chamber Singers will present "19th Century
Romantics: Brahms and Puccini" on Friday, April 20 at 8
p.m. and Sunday, April 22 at 3 p.m. at the Amelia
Plantation Chapel, 36 Bowman Road on the Omni Amelia
Island Plantation. Jane IUndberg, bottom left, is the director.

ACT spring play a smoldering southern drama

.For the News- Leader

The cast of "A Streetcar Named Desire" includes, standing,
Jennifer McCarthy and Jennifer Johnston, and seated, Dale
Hair, Joe Parker, Doug McDowell and Rodney Kluessendorf.
Performances are at 8 p.m. tonight, April 14, 19-21 and 26-
28, with a matinee at 2 p.m. April 22. Tickets are $20 for
adults and $10 for students. Amelia Community Theatre is
located at 207 Cedar St. Call 261-6749 or purchase tickets at

works by Williams, has directed
seven other productions at ACT
and is past president of the ACT
board. However, she claims that
she has relied more on her teach-
ing than her theatrical experience

in mounting this production.
"Probably the highlight of my
teaching career was the years I
spent teaching Advanced
Placement Language and
Composition, which focuses on

Perhaps no other play cap-
tures the contradictions of the
South as well as Tennessee
Williams's Pulitzer-prize winning
drama, "A Streetcar Named
Desire." Set in New Orleans
immediately following the Second
World War, this New York Drama
Critics Best Play explores the
warring factions of that transition-
al period the genteel Old South
versus a rising urban-industrial
working class and the fluctuat-
ing boundaries between the
refined and the primitive, fantasy
and reality, romance and sexuali-
ty, kindness and cruelty.
These themes play out during
an extended visit by fallen
Southern belle Blanche DuBois
to her sister, Stella, in which
Blanche's fragile delusions of
grandeur are eventually shattered
by her earthy,'pragmatic brother-
in-law, Stanley Kowalski.
Director Marylee Long, long-
time teacher of English who
holds a bachelor's degree in the-
ater arts and master's degree in
English literature, seems ideally
suited to bring this work to the
main stage of Amelia Community
Theatre. She has acted in other

Party anda play
Join "Party and a Play at ACT"
on Tuesday to support Com-
munities in Schools of Nassau
County. Enjoy a special per-
formance of "A Streetcar
Named Desire" and libations
and heavy gourmet hors d'oeu-
vres by Horizon's Restaurant
Fickets die $50 and include the
reception at 7 p.m. and per-
formance at 8 p.m., all to bene-
fit CIS. Tickets are available at
cisnassau.ticketleap.com, at
321-2000 or at the AIFBY
Chamber of Commerce.

authors' use of language and its
impact on readers or, in the
case of theater, audiences. I've
been able to apply that pedagogi-
cal knowledge in bringing out the
nuances of Tennessee Williams's
.script. For example, the play's
central female character, Blanche,
likens her first experience of
falling in love to a bright light
shining on her face and subse-
quently employs other lighting
references to further illuminate
her character. The most telling
instance is when she declares

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Blue Door
Andrea Adair-Lasserre will premiere her
new work during the Second Saturday
Arilrageous Artwalk April 14 from 5-8 p.m. al
the Blue Door Artist Gallery, 205 1/2 CentreW
St., Fernandina Beach. Vintage family pho-
tos and turn-of-the-century wallpaper gain
new life as they serve as inspirations in her
current body of work. Look for the colorful
stairway between the Island Coffee Shop
and Go Fish. Regular hours are Monday-
Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 557-1187 or visit
Nouveau Art
An opening reception for the Nouveau
Art juried themed exhibition, "And Then
There was
Best of
Show win-
ner, will be
held April
14 from 5-8
p.inm. at the .. .... -..
Island Art
Association gallery, 18 N. Second St. The
Artrageous Artwalk reception, also from 5-8
p.m., will feature artist Georganna Mullis.
Visit www.islandart.org or call 261-7020 for
All artists are invited to participate in the
next Nouveau Art show, themed "Black and
White." Membership is not required-and all
mediums are considered for acceptance.
Receiving will be June 4. For details visit
Gallery C, owned and operated by artist
Carol Winner, will feature new 3-D mixed
media "angels" during the Second Saturday
Artwalk in downtown Fernandina Beach
April 14 from 5-9 p.m. Winner has been busy
getting ready for the Shrimp Festival (May
5-6) and has lots of new angels and jewelry,
as well as acrylic paintings of local land-
scapes. Gallery C is located at 218-B Ash St.,
up the painted stairs, and is open 11 a.m.-5
p.m. ever-y day, closed Wednesdays. Call
.:.- -4676. Facebook Gallery C.
Memories exhibit
Seventh Street Gallery invites you to a
reception for artist Jose Garcia, entitled
"Memories of Josephine Baker." In this suite
of vibrant
paintings, he i. .
celebrates .
Baker's mag-
netic free spir-'" '.*
it, passion for
life and exotic
beauty as he 1
fondly remem- .
bers her.
Garcia will also 'k
be autograph-
ing a limited
edition hard- i ,, ,. ,,
cover book, -
Memories of
Josephine Baker, with high quality glossy
prints on every page, accompanied on facing
pages with Baker quotes and historical anno-
tations by Carol Sullivan.
Join the gallery at 14 S. Seventh St.
(across from Lulu's) in downtown
Fernandina Beach on Friday or Saturday,
April 13-14 from 5-8 p.m. For questions,
directions, or to arrange an alternate view-
ing times, call 432-8330.


The Amelia Island Fop. 'Dn d.,'
Museum of History, 233 S. -* ,."'
Third St.. will open its newest -
temporary exhibit, FDR to .- "
Obama: A Private Collection. ..' "J".
tonight at 6 p.m. Every four r ,. 'a, q.
years we decide who our next
president will be. Entrepreneurs create T-shirts.
posters. buttons and other paraphernalia to help
support their candidate. Some disappear after
November. but some become part of history and
sought after by collectors for years to come. One
such local collector has loaned the museum his
collection that spans every presidential election
from Franklin D. Roosevelt to present day.
Helping open the exhibit will be Jack Pickard pre-
senting the history of political parties in America.
Admission is 55 for museum members and $10
nonmembers. Contact Alex at 61-7378, ext. 102.

The 12th annual Kids Fun Day.
sponsored by the Fernandina Beach High School
Interact Club. will be held from 10:30 a.m.-l:30 p.m.
April 14 in Central Park for children ages 3-7.
Enjoy games, prizes, an art center, jump houses.
field play area, face painting/tattoos and more.

All activities are free. but children must be accom
panied by an adult.

PET ["r '

Nassau Humane Society \ ill j
host a Pet Fair on April 14 ,
from 1-4 p.m. at the Martin -~ :.+4.w
Luther King Jr. Recreation ?
Cen ter. 1200 Elm ST..
Fernandina Beach. 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.

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The 27th annual Nassau IVr
County Volunteer Center's
Volunteer Awards luncheon will be
held on Thursday. April 19 as part of
National Volunteer Week.
The luncheon, which honors volunteers 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
Commission, the Amelia Island/Nassau County
Association of Realtors. the town of Hilliard. the
Rayonier Foundation. the Fernandina Optimist
Club and the Greater West Nassau Chamber of
Commerce. For information and tickets, call the
Volunteer Center at 261-2771 or visit www.volun-

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Spring and a birthday- the-
atergoers need no better reasons
for attending Fernandina Little
Theatre's light-hearted presenta- ,
tion of Shakespeare's popular ." '
comedy "Much Ado About
Nothing." While friends conspire to hook up con-
firmed singles and favorite sparring partners
Beatrice and Benedick. the malicious Don John
sets out to destroy another couples happiness.
Timed to celebrate what would have been
Shakespeare's 448th birthday. the performances
arc April 20.21 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and April 22 at
2:30 p.m. at FLT. 1014 Beech St. Tickets arc $10.
and available at the door or in advance at The
UPS Store in the island Publix shopping ccinlcr.
FILT is an intimate sp.a c and patrons are encour-
aged to purchase tickets in advance to guarantee

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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 oi i.,nii-11,y 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
April 16. For information call
the store at 321-0022.
* *
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.
* *
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 Jacksonville. The meal
is $15 per person and will be
served at 5 p.m. Tickets are
available at Southeastern
Bank in Yulee. For information
call 261-5958.

Osprey Village will host
an Antique Appraisal Show
on April 17 at 2 p.m. at 10
Sea Eagle Court, Amelia
Island. Four appraisers will be
on hand. Guests are limited to
three items each. Please
RSVP by calling 277-8222.

The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
meet at 7 p.m. April 17 at
the Fernandina Beach -
Police Department Com-
munity Room, 1525 Lime St.
Faith Varrasse and Lori
-Miranda will present "Let Me
Weave You a Story: Genealo-
gical Synchronicity and Family
Patterns." The genogram a
method for psychologists to
graphically represent family
patterns will be introduced
as a tool for genealogists,
along with examples of differ-
ent types of repeating infor-
mation that may appear in
family histories. The presenta-
tion will also include the
results of a "20 Questions"
survey of genealogy experi-
ences. The public is welcome.

The Amelia Island
Museum of History, 233 S.
Third St., invites the public
to its next 3rd Friday on 3rd
Street on April 20 at 6 p.m.
with Jim Longacre dis-
cussing the history of indi-
go. Sometime called blue
gold, indigo was one of the
main cash crops on Amelia
Island during its plantation

period. Quite literally worth its
weight in gold, indigo helped
shape the history of entire
regions and led to the deaths
of countless slaves. Admis-
sion is free for members and
$10 for nonmembers. For
information contact Alex at
271-7378, ext. 102.
* *
The Eight Flags
Needlepoint Guild will meet
April 21 at 10 a.m. at Scott
and Sons Jewelry, 9900
Amelia Island Pkwy., Suite
200. All needlepointers are
welcome. Contact Donna at

A1lA Antiques, in the big
yellow building on AlA near
the heart of Yulee, will cele-
brate its customers and
anniversary with a party
including hot dogs, chips,
snacks and drinks for every-.
one on April 21 from 1-5 p.m.
More than 40 independent
dealers will offer sale prices
for the event.
* *
Connor's A-Maze-lng
Acres in Hilliard and
Fernandina's 29 South
restaurant will participate in
Slow Food First Coast's
second annual Tourde
Farm April 22 from noon-5
p.m., an opportunity to meet
the farmers that produce local
food and the chefs and arti-
sans committed to using local-
ly grown ingredients. Over 20
farms in St. Johns, Baker,
Bradford, Duval, Putnam and
Nassau counties will partici-
pate in this free, family friendly
event. Get the brochure at
or your local library featuring
maps and five suggested
loops. For information visit
* *
To mark the 450th
anniversary of the French
arrival on Amelia Island
several commemorative
events are planned, includ-
ing 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 www.fbfl.us/his-
toricdistrict and select the
anniversary link.
* *
The 2012 Secret Garden
Tour & Plant Sale, spon-
sored by the Callahan
* Garden Club, will be held
April 28 from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. at 45349 Fifth Ave.,
Callahan. Explore and enjoy
the many private gardens
throughout the Cal.ia-an area,
enter a drawing for garden
items and buy fresh baked
goods at the bake sale. The
self-guided tour allows for a
leisurely day. Tickets and
maps will be available the day
of the tour at the comer of
Mickler Street and Fifth
Avenue. Tickets are $10 (chil-
dren free). The plant sale is
open to the public. Call (904).
879-'5612 for information.

The 4-H group Juss'
Horsin'Around will hold its
annual fundraiser for RAIN

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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. 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. All horse riders
must RSVP by April 26. To
sign up call Jennifer Hall at
(904) 845-2925.
* *
The 49th annual Isle of
Eight Flags Shrimp Festival
May 4-6 will feature a nation-
ally-recognized juried fine arts
and crafts show, antiques, live
entertainment, kids activities,
contests, pirates, free admis-
sion and 25 food booths by
local non-profit organizations.
For information go to
www.shrimpfestival.com or
call toll free (866) 426-3542.
The annual Pirate Parade
will be held in downtown.
Fernandina Beach on May 3
starting at 6 p.m. Applicati-
ons are available at www.
shrim zpfestival.com, 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. Contact Desiree
Dinkel at 261-7562 or 415-
0952 or 4info@shrimpfesti-
val.com. Deadline is April 16.


"The Diary of Preston
Plummer," starring Trevor
Morgan, Rumer Willis,
Robert Loggia and
Christopher Cousins, will
shown on the big screen in
Fernandina Beach, where it
was filmed and the community
helped it get made. A screen-
ing is scheduled the evening
of April 21 at the Carmike
Cinemas Island 7 on South
14th Street, exact time to be
announced. Visit www.thedi-
aryofprestonplummer.com for

Amelia Community
Theatre is offering a Date
Night & Children's Theatre
Workshop from 6-9 p.m. on
April 21.
. Parents attending the April
21 mainstage performance of
"A Streetcar Named Desire"
may enroll their children
(grades K-5) in the theater
workshop next door 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 parents
time for dinner and the show.
To sign up your child, call the
box office at 261-6749 or
come by from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
on Thursday, Fridays, and

The ACT Guild presents
a "Spring Fever Showcase"
on April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at
the Amelia Community

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the lyrics, you actually feel as
if you are on stage singing a
mini-opera. '
In both the Puccini and
the Brahms, singers are faced
with intervals, such as the tri-
tone, that are very difficult to
sing. In early music, the tri-
tone (e.g. C-F#) was referred
to as the "devil in music" and
was to be avoided at every
turn. Both of these com-
posers have reveled in the
use of the tritone as well as
extreme chromaticism.
Puccini uses the tritone inter-
val for the entrances of each
voice part ill the "Elt resurrex-
it" section of the Credo. This
usage creates a feeling of
stress to the listener as well
as the singers who must artic-
ulate them.
In the Brahms, the first
section is extremely slow and
the second lively and
swirling. The dynamics are
also extremely soft in the first
and much louder in the sec-
ond. Puccini employs the use
of the "fp", or forte piano, in
the Credo of the Mass. This
is sung by approaching the
first note loudly and then
backing away to soft. Puccini
uses a different dynamic at
the conclusion of the "Elt
incarnatus" section of the
Credo as well as (he "El
vitam" section where he ends
the piece on a soft dynamic
and then swells to a loud
Johannes Brahnis (1833-
97) found a collection of the

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" I il covering a light bulb
with a scarf, "I can't stand a
naked light bulb, any more
than I can a rude remark or a
vulgar action.'
Iong is particularly laken

Tammerlin concert
Thie Amelia Itl.and Museurm of Historv
cr.:rrines to Shletlield's at the Palace on Centre
Stliet dow'irtc.wn Fernandina, with music by
Tammerliri Hear excepthinal guitar work
a|c.ompanying clever original songs and ira-
ditronal lunes pulled hrom the rootls 01
Amrrerican music a little bil otlk pop. coun-
i y. old lime, British Isles and blues with
some wrld music lav,,,rings on April 22
irom 5-7 pm Tickets are $15 and available
at the museum, 233 S Third St Seating is
lirst come, first served For intormralion or I',
purchase rickets, ,contact Alex at 261-7378
eX3 102
Story & Song
Singer songwrner Gretchen Peters Is best
known for her Grammy-winning song,
Independence Day," recorded by Maitina
McBride Her songs have also been record-
ed by well-knc.wn artists like Neil Diamond
Trisha Yecarwood, Failh Hill and Ella James
Fresh fronr a European tour and release of
hei n-inh album. Peters. along with her key-
board accompanist rand husband) Barry
Walsh. will perform at "An Evening of Story &
Song' in Burns Hall at SI Peter's Episcopal
Church iNinth and Allantic) in downtown
Fernandina Beach on May 12. Open seating
at 7 15 pm show stars a 8 p m A $15
donation to the artist is requested For infor-
mation call 277-2664
Chamber festival
The Amelia island Chamber Music
Festival will run May 13-June 8 with a galaxy
of international stars and outstanding emerg-
ing talent The festival is offering discounts
- on ticket packages for multiple performanc-
es' 10 percent off for three to five perform-
ances and 20 percent off for six or more con-
certs Season tickets are available for $384,.
a 20 percent discount Or present a valid
confirmation number from any lodging estab-
lishment on the island and receive a 50 per-
cent discount on tickets Call 261-1779. Visit
Vwwwailcmi com.
Dog Star Tavern. 10 N Second St, Lucid
tonight Flannel Church April 14.
Howie'Mosely April 19. Dean Demerritt April
20. and to be announced, April 21 Visit Dog
Star on Facebook Visit Reverbnation corn
tor a complete list ot upcoming acts Call

The Working Class Stillff" vinyl record
night is every Tuesday ffom 8 p.m.-midnight
at the Dog Star Tavern with diverse music
ranging from blues to country to rock and
pop. all played from vinyl records More than
1,000 vinyl recordss are for sale every week
Hosted by DJ J.G World and Jim Call 277-
Florida House Inn
Floridi H.:,use Inn, 22 S Third St hosts
Hickry Vvind in the Frisky Mermaid baron

Theatre Mainstage Theatre,
207 Cedar St., Fernandina
Beach. Tickets are $15 adults
and $10 children/students
(through high school).
This musical revue, direct-
ed by Jill Dilirgham, spot-
lights the many kinds of fami-
lies and relationships that
make our lives fun and full.
Singers will include talent from

early works of poet Friedrich
Holderlin (1770-1843), a con-
temporary of Beethoven's,
and was inspired by the poem
Hyperion's Schicksalslied. It
was fi-om this inspiration that
he began a choral setting of
the work. It is in two parts,
the first deals with the "bliss
of the gods and the second -
the sufferings of mankind
'plunging blinding into the
abyss.'" Instead of setting the
piece in two parts, Brahms
wrote a concluding section
which is purely orchestral as
he really didn't want to leave
it with a feeling of negativity.
After all I hetyurbulence of the
second section, the orchestral
closing is peaceful and leaves
the listener with a sense of
calm. The work was first pre-
miered in Karlsruhe on Oct.
13, 1871.
Giacomo Puccini (1858-
1924), wrote the Messa di
Gloria as his ki .,ulil.iirn piece
from college. In this work one
hears much of what is to
come from Puccini in his later
development as an opera
composer. A true Gloria Mass
is one that only has the Kyrie
and Gloria sections. This is in
fact a fuIll mass and includes
all of the musical portions
one expects in a mass. It is a
concert piece and would not
be allowed in a liturgical set-
ting because of the repetition
of phrases.'Its premiere was
July 12, 1880 and was not per-
formed again until 1952 in
Chicago. A manuscript was
discovered by Fr. IDante Del
I i,, iii ,, iI 1951 and he
thought it was original score.

by the play's more tender pas-
sages. Although Marion
Branldo's dynamic perform-
ance as Stanley both in the
Broadway play and the subse-
quent film is perhapss best
remembered by his plimal
scream of "Stella!" Long

Thursday from 7 30-10 p rn Call 491-3322

The Green Turtle, 14 S Third St live
music Call 321-2324
Instant Groove
The Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence
Holmes. Johnny Robinson. Scott Giddons
and Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday
night at The Ritz-Carlion. Amelia Island
Dress is casual For information call Holmes
al 556-6772
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery. 318
Centre St free trivia each Monday at 7 30
p m., wine tasting the third Tuesday at 6 30
pm 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
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon. 117 Centre St..
Monday nights reggae With Pill Pll and
Chillakaya One. Tuesday Buck Smith
Project. Wednesday Wes Cobb. Thursday
Hupp & Rob in the Palace & DJ Buca in
Sheflield's. Friday and Saturdays regional
bands and DJ Anonymous at Sheffield's. Call'
Bill Childers at 491-3332 or email bill@thep-
a lacesa loon com
Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach. 2910
Atlantic Ave The Macy's play each
Wednesday from 6-9 p m trivia Thursdays,
live music every Friday and Saturday at 8
pm Call 310-6904. Visit
www SandyBottomsAmelia.com
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S Fletcher
Ave The Macy's 6-10 pm 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. Pil Pill reggae from 7-11 p m
Wednesday. live music 6-10 pm every
night Call 277-6652 Visit www sliderssea-
side com. Join Sliders on Facebook and
The Surf
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199 South
Fletcher Ave Larry & the Backtracks tonight,
Reggie Lee April 14 Alex Atfront 1-5 p m
and Richard Stratton 6-10 p m April 15;
Richard Stratton April 16 and bingo in the
inside bar at 6 30 p m Ernie and Debi
Evans April 17 and trivia in the inside bar at
6 30 p m., DJ Roc April 18 Reggie Lee April
19; Andy Haney April 20, and Larry & The
Backtracks April 21 Entertainment is 5-9
p m. Monday-Thursday. 6-10 pm Friday and
Saturday and l-5 pm and 6-10pm

the theater family, the commu-
nity and high schools. After
the show, meet the cast and
enjoy refreshments.
Purchase tickets at
atre.org or call the box office
at 261-6749. Box office hours
are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday
through Saturday.
* *

However, there was another
in the possession of the
Puccini family and its rights
had been sold to Ricordi
Publishing House. A legal
battle ensued and finally a set-
tlement gave half the rights to
Ricordi and other half to Mills
Music, which owned
Fiorentino's copy. Thankfully,
they worked out the details
because losing the work to
legal entanglements would
have been a travesty'
It's interesting to me that
Puccini and Brahms, though
Romantic in expression, both
employed forms that hearken
back to earlier times while
writing in the new and more
expressive language of the
Romantic Period. In the
Messa di Gloria Puccini
paired voices frequently
(Renaissance), made use of a
fugue in the midst of the
Gloria section and often wrote
sequences (Baroque).
Brahms was known for writ-
ing works that had titles such
as SonataS,Si i iii Quartet or
Symphony. Each in his own
way was a man of his time but
also of the past.
The Island Chamber
Singers are delighted to wel-
come Reginald Bouknight as
the tenor soloist for the
Puccini. A native of \\.ili'in, -
ton, D.C., Bouknight graduat-
ed from The Catholic Univer-
sity of America. He received a
fellowship from Tanglewood
Music Center in Lenox,
Mass., where he studied
voice, coaching in dramatic
acting and song literature. He
sang with the Metropolitan

believes there are more piv-
otal and gentler moments in
the script. Before events take
their fateful turn, playgoers
experience the promise of
romance between two lonely
individuals, Blanche and long-
time bachelor Harold

Bill Cosby comes to
Jacksonville's Times-Union
Center Moran Theater on
April 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets start
at $42. Call 1-888-860-BWAY
or visit www.artistseries
Discounts are available for
groups of 10+ by calling (904)
632-3228 or groupsales@

Opera Chorus in Porgy and
Bess and Parsifal.
In 1990, he appeared with
Jessye Norman and Kathleen
Battle in An Evening of Negro
Spirituals, conducted by
James Levine and broadcast
on PBS. He was guest artist
at the Dvorak in the New
World progratn presented by
the IJbrary of Congress in
collaboration with the
Embassy of the Czech
Bouknight's future
engagements will include a
concert honoring the great
African-American tenor
Roland Hayes and a concert
at the Czech Embassy in
Washington, D.C. He will also
be singing two spirituals and
N., --un Dorma" from
Puccini's Turandot as part of
the Chamber Singers concert
program and joining the cho-
rus for the Brahms work.
Other soloists in the Puccini
are Keith Thompson, baritone
and Scott Tinman, bass.
'Tickets for the concerts
are $15 for adults. All stu-
dents are admitted free and
encouraged to attend. Tickets
may be purchased from any
singer, at the door, the
Chamber of Commerce and
the Welcome Center in down-
town Fernandina Beach.
Dr Jane Lindberg is the
music director of the Island
Chamber Singers. She holds a
master offine arts in music
history from the University of
Florida and a doctor of music
arts in music composition
from the University of South

("Mitch") Mitchell, as well as
the intimate childhood remi-
niscences Blanche shares
with Stella.
At the play's stunning con-
clusion, the audience is
struck, somewhat wistfully,
by what might have been.



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Montessori camps
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 AmelialslandMon
tessori.com for camp details
and online registration.
Home school meet
One of the nation's leading
home school organizations is
forming-in Nassau County for
the 2012-13 school year.
Art information session on
the Classical Conversations
education method will be held
at 1 p.m. today at Goffinsville
Park'in Nassauville.
Contact Tabitha Mudd at
556-6757 or tabithamudd@
yahoo.com or visit www.clas-
*sicalconversations.com for
NACDAC meets
If you are interested in the
prevention and elimination of
underage drinking and other
drug use within Nassau
County, please see what
NACDAC meetings are all
NACDAC meets the third
Tuesday of the month, and
this month's meeting will be
held on April 17 at 4 p.m. in,
the community room above
Scott & Sons Fine Jewelry,
9900 Amelia Island Pkwy.
Susan Woodford,
NACDAC's executive, director,
will speak about the latest
trends and dangers of energy
drinks and energy drinks that
contain alcohol. For more
information, visit www.nac-
dac.org or call Woodford at
261-5714, ext. 2616.
Cotillion reception
The National League of
Junior Cotillions, Nassau
County Chapter, will hold a
parents' reception and regis-
tration for the 2012-13 season
on April 17 at 7 p.m. at the
Amelia Island Museumzof
History. Lynn Dempsey is the
The National League of
Junior Cotillions is an eti-
quette and social dance train-
ing program that involves
thousands of students nation-
wide. For information call
(904) 556-2'916 or email
lynn.dempsey@ nljc.com.
Casting call
Lisa Allen's Dance
Works presents "Love Disney"
musical theater camp, a spe-
cial two-week workshop,
(June 18-22 and 25-29 from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m.) featuring
numbers from Disney in part-
nership with Dina Barone's
Vocal Studio, the Friese
Studio of Music and the St.
Marys Little Theatre in St.
Marys, Ga. All levels of experi-
ence are welcome ages 5
through 16.
Casting calls will be on
April 21 and April 28. Call
(912) 673-9161 for more
information on times and loca-
Coffee house
The 10th annual Literary
Magazine Coffee House to
unveil Fernandina Beach
Middle School's magazine,
Smorgasbord, All You can
Read, will be held on April 26
at 6:30 p.m. at the Atlantic
Recreation Center.
The magazine for stu-
dents, by students celebrates
creativity through word and
image. This year, more than
250 students submitted their
Admission is $5 for chil-
dren, $10 for adults and
includes a copy of the maga-
zine, refreshments and enter-
tainment. For information con-
tact Heather Stefanski at

The National League of Junior Cotillions, Nassau County Chapter recently honored
Best Mannered Teachers. lPresent at the ceremony, with their nominees, were, from
left, Erika Zimmerman, Marshall Thompson, Emma Bledsoe, Desi Hambrock, Anne
Marie Van Wie, Kendall-Kay Hunter, Shelby Steadman, Erin Cooper, Ines
Eisenhour, Debi Mullis and Laura Page.

Best-mannered teachers named

The National League of Junior Cotillions,
Nassau County Chapter, has announced
those who have been named Best Mannered
Teacher of the 2011-12 school year.
Recipients of the award are Debi
Mullis, Emma Iove Hardee Elementary
School; Lisa Hooper, Amelia Island
Montessori School (retired); Erin Cooper,
Yulee Middle School; Anne Marie Van Wie,
Episcopal School of Jacksonville; Emma
Bledsoe, private piano teacher; and Erika
Zimmerman, Fernandina Beach Middle
"The students in our program were excit-
ed about being part of the selection process.
They wanted to honor teachers who exempli-
fy the etiquette and manners being taught in
our program," said Lynn Dempsey, director.
The teachers were nominated by Junior
Cotillion students who wrote an essay about
a teacher in their school.
Debi Mullis was nominated by Laura
Page; Lisa Hooper by Iie6s Eisenhour; Erin
Cooper by Shelby Steadman; Anne Marie
Van Wie by Kendall-Kay Hunter; Emma
Bledsoe by Desi Hambrock; and Erika
Zimmerman by Marshall Thompson.
The criteria for selection included their

positive characteristics, how the teacher
shows courtesy and respect for studelntIs and
why the person is a good role model.
According to Dempsey, "The special teachers
are those who treated the students with
respect and instilled a love of learning which
will continue to have a positive effect on the
students' performance throughout their
school years.".
The National league of Junior Cotillions
is an etiquette and social dance training pro-
gram that involves thousands of students
nationwide. For information call (904) 556-
2916 or e-mail ldmpsy@aol.com.
In other news, the National league of
Junior Cotillions, Nassau County Chapter has
announced its Advisory Hoard for the 2012-
13 season. Members are Rachel Cole, Susan
DeVane, Alison Douglas, Mary Hawkins,
Debbie Johnson, RoseMarie Llerandi, Ginger
Mock, Janet Powell, Bonnie Southwick,
Teresa Spence, Pam Steadman, Lisa Waas
and Erika Zimmerman. Honorary board
members include Dr. Suellen Garner and
Vicki Canon.
"We are delighted to have these people
assisting with our Cotillion program," said

.. . ,'"
The Fernandina Beach Middle School band won its division and was rated "superi-
or," the highest rating, at the recent Orlandofest band competition in Orl9ndo. The
band competed against middle and high schools from around the nation and world
during the weekend competition and celebrated by spending time at Universal
Studios. Band members are, from left, front row, Chase Karpel, Sascha Young,
Dalton George, Brendan Twiggs, Cathy McGinnis, Jennifer Arnold, Graham Croft,
Allie Burrows, Natali Shafer, Spencer Puentes, Bridgette Black, Rachel Jennings,
Jessie Clark, Olivia Ballard, Emily Arbo and Ashley Reed; second row: Wesley
Twiggs, Jeff Campbell, Chris Matricia, Colette Murphy, Natalia Janzen, Ashley
Taylor, Tristan Duncan, Zak Willis, Adrian Walker, Madeline Jarman, Anna Brook
Opalinski, Zoe Thompson, Bethy Spillane and Kristin Plews; third row: Ian
Harrison, Davon Jennings, Marshall Thompson and Will Minasi. Not pictured are
Mickenzie Monoghan and Presley Rushing.

S..h I St. Michael Academy's Battle of
SIthe Books team placed second in
-.- the recent competition for the
Catholic Schools of the Diocese of
St. Augustine. The "battle" was held
at Holy Spirit Catholic School in
Jacksonville on March 21. The team
expresses thanks to their coach,
i Colleen Hodge, the school media
In the 1930's, the Battle of the
: Books was a Chicago radio program.
T oday it is a reading incentive pro-
S' gram in schools across the country.
S Teams must read 20 books for
.detail. Students score points during
Ithe competition for answering ques-
3.tions about the'books.
Front row are Josie Kilburn,
Rachel Sheppard and Isabella
..IThompson-D)avoli. Second row are
LAbby Bayacal and aiuren Kilburn.
Back row are Matias Villanueva,
Lauren Chambers and l)rew.Gibbs
A.and Hodge (coach).
:".. .. -... SUBMI I'D

The Eight Flags Charter
Chapter of the American
Business Women's
Association (ABWA) is fund-
ing one scholarship in the
amount of $2,000 through
the Stephen Bufton
Memorial Educational Fund
(SBMEF). To be eligible for
consideration, candidates
must be female and (1) U.S.
citizens and residents of
Nassau County; (2) attend-
ing or planning to attend a 4-
year university and (3) have
achieved a cumulative grade
point average of 2.5 or better
on a 4.0 scale,
Applications are complet-
ed online and require a biog-
raphiqal sketch, three profes-
sional letters of reference
and an official transcript. To
apply, send your name and
*email address to Dawn Lunt
at dawn32034@att.net. The
deadline for completed appli-
cations is-May 15.
Applications for the
Nassau County Community
Development Corporation
(NCCDC) Elmo Myers
Memorial Scholarship, Peck
Memorial Scholarship and
the Rychard-Lottie-Annie
Cook-Scholarship are now
available at Fernandina
Beach High School. The
Cook Scholarship is also
available at Yulee High
School. Applications for the

NCCDC Scholarship in
Honor of Felix Jones of
Fernandina Beach are avail-
able at Hilliard, West Nassau
and Yulee high schools.
Deadline is April 20. Contact
your guidance office or call
261-4396"or 261-4113 for
Memorial funds
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 twg years
for a total of $2,000 per
recipient. o
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 college, their future
goals and why they should
receive the scholarship.
Financial need and academ-
ic scores will be considered.
Additional consideration will
be given to students interest-
ed in marine biology and/or
participation in NSFA.
For details see your
school guidance office or
www.fishnsfa.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., Fernandina
Beach,1FL 32034.





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100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 204 Work Wanted 403 Financial-Home/Property 606 Photo Equipment & Sales 619 Business Equipment 800 RE#L ESTATE 81? Investment Property P58 .r..I:.-.ir,,jrrar,, ;hed
101 Card of Thanks 205 Live-in Help 404 Money To Loan 607 Antiques-Collectibles 620 Coal-Wood-Fuel 801 :'.rd t Iu,, or Rent ai1.1 .res r..au .,ur,r, HrmI-IO-,.: Furr,,ar.-d
10Q2 Lost & Found 206 Child Care 500 FARM & ANIMAL .608 Produce 621 Garden/Lawn Equipment 802 I.l.bl.: i-c.m,- e'- s.n,,r,,,3,,d 'r. rla-,, 860 -,.,r,-irurrr,,-fhe,
103 In Memoriam 207 BuSiness Opportunity 501 Equipment 609 Appliances 622 .Plants/Seeds/Fertilizer 803 1lub.i,- Honr, Lots 6l Camdenr, C.-'u,r, 861 .r .,r, r.-er,.L-
104 Personals 300 EDUCATION 502 Livestock & Supplies 610 Air Conditioners/Heaters 623 Swap/Trade 804- ,mrreha Ila.-,d H.,.mes hi8 '-rh.-r %rea.a: r 6r-z 862 ,a-
105 Public Notice 301 Schools & Instruction 503 Pets/Supplies 611 H.:.T,- F,'i.,;rhins 62.J W'jnreld o Bu 80t efE..:r,r 850 RENTALS 863 rO,,.
1,06 Happy Card 302 Diet/Exercise 504 Services 612 1.ij-s,a Ir, mun-, s n r 25 Fr. e It.=m 80 .,,,-rfr..-,r [8 1 S-r,,j,-,St r r..rr, _- ,--. s i-i
107 Special Occasion 303 Hobbies/Crafts 600 MERCHANDISE 613 -:l .....-r,.131u'-s.re.o, 700 RECREATION 860, C-.nd,l., i,rr,n..u 8i: r5i.. l. iH:.,r,e.. 90 TRANSPORTATION
108 Gift Shops 305 Tutoring 601 Garage Sales 614 v.5:1r,. ei.'. '0 1..T .. Tr,ail-r.r 8'-i ifM il:. r,j ,,i..-- ? rl l H, T- I_,., 901 AurAm.:SR T. AI
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Lessons/Classes 602 Articles for Sale 615 u1i.i-g r laTerai _s ',2 bat Suppie- L',:ka..= 809 Lots R- 0:,r, 9 ,2 Tru,-t.
201 Help Wanted 400 FINANCIAL 603 Miscellaneous 616 .i.'.or.- '.*,r,r,,..ui-e. 03 ports. Equin m.-.ti al.- to i0 F-rm,' .':r.,-- .5- Aparr ,_,-,-.-Furn.sh d .-,, ..r,--
202 Sales-Business 401 Mortgage Bought/Sold 604 Bicycles 617 "1.:r.i-.,,-T:r.--Equip ~.'-i P-cr.>-.grn ,.I. -,,,:I 11 C.-.iT,.-. r,1, R.:r,-, i e l. .-.s- rr.=-ijrjr, r.,srJ r1r,:rc,cle
203 Hotel/Restaurant 402 Stocks & Bonds 605 Computers-Supplies 618 Auctions .:r.p:,rJt.-r -. uOsIul.; i*l: i. I-, ,:rt',angr t C.nchld s-Furrihl-eld -: c:.n-.m,.:..ail


102 Lost & Found
St. Turned in to Humane Society by
airport. Grayish in color, with a- few
black lines on body. Female.


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6u0 S. b8n t ireel
Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034 Phil Griffin
www.ACRFL.com Broker

(904) 261-2770

(a&d 261-3696

102 Lost & Found
If You Have Lost Your Pet pleas
check the Nassau Humane Societ
facility located at 671 Airport Rd. nex
to the airport (904)321-1647 & th
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 8607
License Rd. in Yulee next to the driver
license building (904)491-7440.

I H 105 Public Notice I 105 Public Notice
e HUGE DISCOUNTS when you buy 2
ty types of advertising! 120 community ALL REAL ESTATE Advertised
xt newspapers, 32 websites, 26 daily Herein is subject to the Federal
o0 newspapers. Call now to diversify your Fair Housing Act, which makes it
8 advertising with Advertising Networks illegal to advertise any prefer-
rs of Florida (866)742-1373. ANF 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.


This 3BR/3BA oceanfront comer Sailmaker townhome
offers spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Boosting new Anderson windows with
bright kitchen and open floor plan.
$559,000! MLS#53289


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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-

107 Special Occasion
party special. Call- (904)626-5451 or
emailt laytns@yahoo.com

201 Help Wanted
CAREER? Pays $1600/mo. to start.
Call (912)882-6230.

Mary's surgical practice. Experience
with supervision, insurance & patient
billing and A/Rs, and EMR required.
Full-time salaried position with
benefits. Fax resume to (912)729-

Looking to fill full time Customer
Service Rep. position. Send resume to:

pay & 401K. 2 mos CDL Class. A
driving exp. www.meltontruck.com/
drive. (877)258-8782. ANF

DRIVERS Knight has steady dry van
& refrigerated freight. Annual salary
$45K to $60K. flexible sometime.
modern trucks. CDL-A,. 3 mos current
OTR exp. www.dnveknight.com,
(800)414-9569, ANF

LOCAL LAW FIRM .seeking full
time paralegal with real estate closing
experience. A minimum of 3 years
experience required. Please fax
resume, including 3 business
references, to (904)379-2570.

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.

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.


The New to You Resale Store is an
excellent place to recycle your household
goods. For info, call: 904.321.2334
930 S. 14THl ST T INANDI 'A mRACit FL 32034



Locally Owned & Operated
"A company built one bale at a time through
hard work and integrity over 18 ISyears."
Fast, Ftiendly Service-Installation Available

$3.50 PER BALE

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Color and Slamped Paiis,
Driveways, Sidewalks, Slabs

a 7 3"3 fdmrCv Coy\rete

Patios Sidewalks &
Driveway Add-ons, starting at '599
We will meet or beat any reasonable quotes.
Highest Quality Lowest Prices
Office: (904) 401-4383
Licensed & Banded Cell: 1(904 237-7742

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Please Call Us
At 753-3067 ,




Window & House

(904) 583-6331

State Reg, Building Contractor
40 Years Experience
Licensed Insured
State Licensed RB0055959

2-Car Garages

Granite Today
Granite, Quartz,
Silestone, Cambria
Best Prices In Town
*15% off fabrication with this ad.


Seven I air Maintenance, In
"T7ic/i, a/, ~'iv" since 198- [l
Qiiil 1Payini 'To'iM 1 ) I u !
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Your Home Services
Management Team!
Absentee Homes
Occupied Homes
Home Watching/Monitoring
Handyman Housekeeping
Lawn Care Power Washing
Scheduled Maintenance

Discover the New Way to
Maintain Your Home

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* Full Service Lawn Maintenance
* Landscape Design & Installation
* Flowerheds, Mulch, Cleanups
* Irrigation Repairs & Installations
* Hydroseeding & Sod
* All Natural Fertilization Program
* Garden &Sod Prep $75 per 500s.f.

(904) 753-1537

Bob's Irrigation
& Landscapinglnc.
Full Service. Iawn Maintenance
lIandscape Design & Installation
Irrigation Installation & Repair
+ Outdoor Lighting Solutions
Seasonal Lighting Projects
+ Sod Installation & Repair
Concrete Pavers & Fire Pits
Deck Installation & Repair
Retaining Walls & Ponds
Grading Services & Drainag'e
Iks 120(X)91 9

ilte Measure Evcelen' cfi y t[hel' Yiarl
Full Service Ivawn Maintenance
Free I'stiniics, Spring (leanuip
Residential & ( Coinmercial
Most lawns $25
Mike Rogers
mirogers 1 21 yauloo.coin

Place an Ad!
Call 261-3696


Removal & Installation
$275 per Pallet
Sod, Labor & Fertilizer
No Up-Front Fee
(904) 868-7602

"For the Luxury You Deserve"
*Lawn Malntenance*
*Landscape Installatlon*
*Irrigation Installatlon*
*Mulch & Pine Straw*
*Sprlng Clean-Up*
*Shrub Trimmming*
*Sod Installation*
Free Estimates and
Great Pricesl
since 1992
(904) 525-0176

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for over 20 VCears wilh

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Quality Work at
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Houses Trailers Patios
Driveways etc.
Exterior Windows
Wood Decks Cleaned & Resealed



904 -3700
-Roofingsured Specialtynsed
Nassau County's Largest ^
f Roofing & Siding Contractor
Serving Satisfied Homebuilders _
^ & Homeowners Since 1993 ^
S Re-Roofing New Roofing
Siding Soffit & Fascia ^
261-2233 |
Free EstImates
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201 Help Wanted
AMELIA HOTEL is seeking
be able to work nights, weekends and
holidays. Must be fast paced and
organized. Apply In person 1997 S.
Fletcher Ave.
Fernandina Beach, Florida has an
opening for a Credit Administration
Assistant. This position will assist
the Senior Credit Officer with the
calculation of the bank's loan loss re-
serve; assist in the preparation and
distribution of loan-related reports for
various bank committees; and' extract
loan data from the processing system
and create various reports in response
to. inquiries from bank management,
internal auditors and examiners. The
qualified candidate will. have a high
school diploma (some college pre-
ferred), a minimum of three (3) years
of banking experience, have an inter-
mediate to .advanced knowledge of
Microsoft Word and Excel, and possess
good verbal and written communication
skills. Resume and cover letter should
be emailed, along with salary require-
ments, to siarzvaniacbcnational-
bank.com. We are a Drug Free
Workplace and an Equal
Opportunity Employer.
CAN YOU DIG IT? We will train,
certify & provide lifetime assistance
landing work. Hiring in Florida. Start
digging as a heavy equipment operator.
(866)362-6497. ANF
Vegas, hang in LA, jet to New York.
Hiring 18-24 girls/guys. $400-$800
wkly. Paid expenses. Signing bonus.
(866)574-7454. ANF
every weekend, run S.E. US., requires
1 yr OTR- F.B. exp., & pay up to
.39Ct/mile. Call (800)572-5489 x227,
SunBelt Transport, LLC. ANF
Is accepting applications for front desk,
housekeeping, and maintenance.
Applications available at 19 South 2nd
St., Fernandina Beach.
Housekeepers. Great pay and flexible
schedules. (904)261-9444
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 dnver for Schneider National
Earn $750/wk. No exp needed. CDL'&
job ready in just 3 weeks. (888)368-
196.5. ANF
Housekeepers, Front Desk, & Seasonal
Shuttle Driver. No phone calls
please. Accepting applications at
2301 Sadler Rd.

$165/wk. First 2 weeks FREE. Call for
interview with Heidi at Cormier Hair
Studio (904)277-2767 or 583-4722
Medical Billing Trainees Needed -
Train to become a Medical Office Asst.
No exp needed. Job training & local
plEcement assistance. HS Diploma/
GED & PC/Internet needed. (888)374-
7294. ANF

- Learn to drive for Werner Enterprises.
Earn $800 per week. No experience
needed. CDL & Job ready in 3 weeks!
(888)368-1964. ANF



I When It Rains
Be Prepared.
Aluminum Gutters
Now Installing Screened Rooms


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FRIDAY. ARnl. 13,2012 CLASSIFIEDS News-Leadcr 5B

201 Help Wanted

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.

DRIVERS Hiring experienced/
inexperienced tanker drivers. Great
benefits & pay. New fleet Volvo
tractors. 1 year OTR'exp. req'd. Tanker
training available. Call today (877)882-
6537, www.OakleyTransportation.com.

Full-Time Chef/Cook with 2 years
previous experience. Must have
Part-Time Chef/Cook with 2 years
experience. Must have references.
Bartender Must be at least 21 years
old, experienced, with great personality
& organizational skills. Must have
Certified Boat Mechanic Must have
experience, with references.
Please'apply in person at Amelia Island
Yacht Basin Ship Store. NO PHONE

204 Work Wanted

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

elderly, pet. Daily, weekly, monthly,
etc. Have excellent local references.
Call (904)548-8023.

summer with a concrete patio,
driveway addition, grilling pad, etc.
Starting at $599. 491-4383 or 237-

years nursing experience. Call (904)

207 Business

for sale. Part-time, work from home,
great money and fun! Owner moving.
Call (904)415-6706.

301 Schools &

hands on Aviation Maintenance Career.
FAA approved program. Financial aid If
qualified Housing available. Call
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866)
314-3769. ANF.

home. "Medical *Business *Criminal
Justice *Hespitality. Job placement
assistance. Computer available. Finan-
cial aid if qualified. SCHEV certified.
(877) 206-5165, www.CenturaOn-
line.com. ANF

home 6-8 weeks. Accredited. Get a di-
ploma..Get a job! Free brochure (800)
264-8330. Benjamin Franklin High
School, www:diplomafromhome.com.

1306 Lessons/Classes

classes: Consciousness, Compassion &
Creativity. Friday, 4:20pm-5:25pm.
Call 557-5951 for more information.

601 Garage Sales
Sat., April 21st, 8am-12pm. Turn at
Muirray's Grill onto Amein Concourse,
take a right on North Hnmplton CHil)
Way. Cat's Angels will beo at the
Amenity Center from Ham-lpm.

GARAGE SALE Fri. 4/13 & Sat. 4/14,
8am-lpm. Lanceford Subd., Dowling

GARAGE SALE Lots & lots of girls
clothes from 0 to 7 yrs, women's sz 10,
electronic toys, TV, lots of material,
household items. Neighbors also
having garage-sale, Egans Bluff North.
Sat. 4/14, 8am-?

85912 HADDOCK RD. Thurs.-Sat.,
8am-? New clothing, sheets,
household Items, furniture, wall
cabinets, food items, & more.

4/14, 8am-lpm. Sea Grove
subdivision, S. Jean LaFItte off of

2009 SUNRISE DR. Fri & Sat, 8am-
noon. Fishing gear, books, bookcases,
La-Z-Boy, recumb. exer. bike, young
girls & men's clothes, new crib,
aquarium/stand, drafting board, foam
matter. -tops, carpet, lamps, sm turn,
kit. stuff.

3752 FROG HOLLOW LN., Hilliard -
Fri. & Sat. 9am-4pm. Clocks, old pock-
et watches, lawn equipment, leather
furniture, household and much more.
PJease visit www.amberlanejax.coim.

4/14, starts 8am. 407 S. 13th Terrace.

4/14, Sam-lpm. Lot of household and
baby items! Don't miss this sale!
86145 Sand Hickory Trail, Hickory
Village subdivision.

Fill our bag for $1. Videos available.
Sat. 4/14, 9am-12 noon. 709 S. 8th

ESTATE SALE Sat. 4/14 & Sun.
4/15, 2122 Cashen Wood Dr.,
Fernandina. Priced to go, everything
negotiable (bring truck/trailer)
Furniture-china cabinet, beds,
layzboys, tables, chairs, kitchen items,
bedding, clothes. 1997 Honda Accord.
Everything must go. Cash Only. 9am-
2pm. (954)557-8592

Electronics, furniture, nothing, books
and more. 8am-2pm, Fri. 4/13 & Sat.
4/14, 85005 Lina Rd. Rain or shine.

601 Garage Sales

Waterfront Mansion
Items from before the Civil
war & on. Furniture &
smalls spanning the cent-
uries. Incredible lighting,
old books, wicker, sterling,
clocks, glass & china ga-
lore. Civil war items,
Americana, linens, iron,
rugs, tools, art, plus attic
filled. Fri., Sat., Sun., 9-5.
I's at 8am on Fri. 1814
Highland Drive. N off
Atlantic Ave., Fernandina
Beach, Florida.

YARD SALE Lots of stuff. Antiques,
collectibles, bed frames, & much more.
Sat. 4/14, 8am-2pm. 2021 Marlin Ct.,
off Citrona.

YARD SALE Beachway subdivision
off of Arrigo Blvd., by Super Wal-Mart.
Sat. 4/14, 8am-lpm.

602 Articles for Sale

FOR SALE '- (2) Kayaks. Old Town
Guide & old Town Dirigo with
accessories, $200. (904)415-8341

serving pieces, Mikasa white on white
china. $250/OBO. Call (904)277-8948.

704 Recreation Vehicles

ft. self contained. 89,000 miles, A/C
needs work. $5000/OB0. (904)261-

802 Mobile Homes

MOBILE HOME For Sale. 1979
Skyline, 12x61, 2BR/1BA, very good
condition. Have title & ready to move.
$4,500. (904)583-4459

Fireplace furnished, 1 acre, private,
vertical ties. $104,900. Must see to,
appreciate. Call (904)753-0256.

4BR/3BA in North Hampton. Formal LR/DR. Great room with built-
ins, FP, and spacious b'fast nook. Corian counters and stainless
appliances. Mother-in-law suite. Sitting area off master opens to
screened lanai with preserve beyond! 3 car garage. Golf! Owner
financing options. Call for your private showing. Daune Davis,
Watson Realty Corp. 904-571-4213. MLS #599728

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Fort Clinchl S' Park. Single family estate lot home set up, well-b ill a.nld permitted dock.
adj.cenl to hisIutic imInnalk Amelia Islandr 20x20 block garage with large overhead door,
LigllthoUse. 370+/- ft on Navigable side of concrete floors. High anw dhy lot with beauii-
I ngl's Cr'1ek anid is one of the higllest eleva-i
tiols on I e esr C oaS. Possible Ocean viws to
$995.04Ii ML.S# 37069 $199,0411 MLS 47369

1on Avant Road Split tfloo5 i pln / op0en
kliciiei, gwrear nioni. aud dining area. Kitchen
is equipped w/iII hligh-end appllniances and coun-
tor, inmst see to aiiplciaieI M;Isler ben)droom
lias hnlger doois ;uld a walk-in shower c\/
I.mndicap access, Yard is fenced / tNuiln trees
and kennelaa .,en ior a huge dog,
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borhood 70.45x239 It.

$45.1110 MLSP 52050

Pristine 75' Oceanfiol lot on Amielia Island.
ioui chiince to dwn Onue of thie few leinaII-t
ing Occanflonii lots available on Amelia
Isilmild. I3y now for either investment or lo

$465,000 MLS#56671

Tbis 2784 applro-ximal, sq ti vhiiinlae li,,ii
lnas heen, nsmohfiel into 3 ;ipailnmiens 'lihe
largest has a fireplace, laidwood floors, eal ai
kitchen animl is been well ntn gained, l.lve in
onle uint and rent out the othies or coniert it
back into a single faintly home.

$395,.00 MI Sn# 56107

DEEPWATER PROPERTY Approximately SOONER LANDING is centrally located
128'x 420', with a short dock located on on the Island, close to the beach, and shop-
L..anceford Creek. Beautiful view, close to ping. 85'xlO0'.
A1IA, yet quiet and secluded, there are two $95,000 MLS# 55195
mobile homes on the property bul the value is
,n the lot.

off Robert Olivei in Egan's Landing Subdivision, reduced to
$85,0110 each 113'x150 'buy now build later!

WINTERBERRY AVENUE conier lot just down the road
t'rom thle boat iamp $25.i000

RACII.ELAVENUE 75'xiO' lot $165,000

P'IRATFVIS \()OD I.)LOT approx 1 acre. Doubloon Trail $65,000)

ARBOR I.ANE 2.6t> ACRIS. 170X680. $179,000

$314,000 MLS# 56199

LOTS 42 AND 43 S. FI.ETCHER Oceanfront commercial
lot. Zoning allows hotel use. Preliminary plans provide for 58
roonm/suites when combined with the adjoining lots.$699,000
each MLS#54044 and MLS#54048

I.-7 ON FIRST AVENUE Just N. of Askins $189.500

N. 15"' STREET Cleared lot. established neighborhood
$45,000 MLS# 52050

SCOONER LANDING is centrally located on the Island.
close to the beach, and shopping, this is for lot 20 & 21 togeth-
er, 85'xl00'. $95,000 MLS#55195

INTERSTATE 9"' EXPOSURE AT US 17 GOOD ASSEM- 15 CITY LOTS and Fir Streets. Zoned MU-1 and
BLAGE POTENTIAL for niedmm nszed ,ite. Corner location R2.. Good for townhome, duplex or industrial.
wti good ess. $8sst0,0 0 $52,000
OCEANFRONTT 1OTEL SITE 215' along ithe Atlantoc Ocean. PRIME FRONTAGE ALONG US 17 just north ofAlA,
Plisa show 56 room sines. Reduced to $2.297.000. High development area in the heart ot Yulee. $195,1000.
YUI.-E MINI W\AREI-HO SF Good Iopportunnv to grow vour Plans for an 11,00 sf. Medical Complex on file.
o in 1'. s'.,1ar., '.uinv ,and,'t, d nes r.iani'onice 5'0' on 64 ACRES aloni Amelia Island Parkway for a Master
[ i- tr ,, .! ., ren -. Har on approx. 2 aere. Planned De Iopment ,
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95330 Spinnaker 3792 st' 4BR'/3.5BA gorgeous ocean 3322 Fairway Oaks 1.456 sf. 2BR/2BA Onini Amelia
view home' located ir the exclusive Amelia Island Island Plantation villa located on the :Fairway. Recently
community of Sumnunet Beach. Grand two story living trenodeled with updated Kitchen and appliances.
room with fireplace, private .I. ,r- It', w/fireplace, Generous living spaces with Living/Dinning Room
gourmet kitchen with high end appliances. Master Suite combined. Master suite with private bath. Optonal AIP
offers separate sirong room facing the ocean. Master bath membership available. \Washer & Dryer. Pets ok. (On
features separate vanities, large shower and oversized jetted Island. $1,400/(mo
ubl Communirv Pool Available fnllv tarnished. On Isnhmd

S3',50iU/mo t

5209 Sea Chase 2566 sf. 41BR/41BA furnished rown
home located in exclusive and gated Summer Beach
overlooking Atlamtic ocean. Hardwood floors throughout.
(Gourmet kitchen ocrloolking the iFamily Room, Master
Suite with separate shower aind garden tub located
downstairs. Pets ok.' On Island. $2,750/'mo

2 Wild Grape- 2.934 sf 3BIR/3BA well appointed home
located on Onn( i Amelia Island Plantation. Beautiful
Kitchen with solid surface counter tops and lots of
windows. .Living Room with built-ins surrounding the
Pireplacc and separate formal Dining Room. Master suite
located on first floor with both Guest Rooms located on
rhe second along with the Private Study. Large back potch
that's perfect for entertaining and overlooking the private
dock and pond. Pers ok. On lsland. $2,395/tno

75070 Ravenwood- 3295 sf. 3BR/2 "P I,, .-., i floor
plan home in quiet Timber Creek i nI,,,ri,.., nbined
F'ormal Dining I oorn and living Room,. Office, Family
Room plus large Bonus room. Master suite with singing
area, walk-in closet, double vautmes and separate tub and
shower. Fenced backyard overlooking the pond. Irrigation
& Security systems. Pels ok. Off Island. .1,55011/m

76305 Timbexcreel- 28001 st 4BR/41BA former model
home in Tiibcrcreek with all the extras, including a large
bonus room tthal could be a 5th Ibedrtoomi. Master suite hass
laige closet and walk-in shower. Upstzlirs bonus room or
5th bedroom has a full hath, Cove('d pai, overhlokiung
backyard. Pets olk. (Off'" Island. $1,550/mo1

75070 Fern Creek- Private lot witli tflN fetnceid backyard
overloolking pond, I .arge master suite down with 4th.
bedroom and util bathi up. Tile throughout most of mainii
living area. Upgraded kitchen with stainless appltaices.
Security and irrigation. Pers ok, OfT Islandl, $1,50( /Imo

2126 Calais -- 2,000 sf. 4151R/2BA Florida style home willt
carpet mind tile throughout. Generous sized living spaces
and Master Suiic with separate shower. Large yard with
tenced backyard. Pets ok. ()n Island. $1,350/moino


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75079 Ravenwood 1725 sf. 3BR/2BA open floor plan
Florida style home in Timbercreek. Bright. large rooms
andkitchent. I ..-I,,_1. I;'L ,,, i h plenty of cabinet
space. Pets o 0.' i 1 I 2:.i .

96157 Stoney Glen 1544 sf. 3BRi2BA open floor plan
in Heron. \%ood floors throughout thie nmain living areas.
Eat-in Kitchen with breakfast bar and large pantry. Full
size Dining Room. Master suite with His and Hers closets
plus Garden Tub in bathroom. Filly fenced backyard
over looking the pond. irrigation and security' systems.
\Washet and dryer. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,25(0/mn

16 Zachary 1668 sf 3BR/3BA condo just steps from
the beach and golf course. Plenty of cabinet space in this
kitchen overlooking the family room with vaulted ceilings
and fireplace. Over sized screened porch on back with
1,ri i, f need in backyard Pers ok. Off Island.

2235 Cashen Wood 1:444- sf. 3BR/2A home located
in a quire neighborhood on the island. Open floor plan.
Large yard with lots of shade. Pets ok. On Island.

631 Tarpon --- 1053 sf. 2BR/1B fully furnished lown
home located in the Fernandi.a Shores community. All
utilities included. Located just two short blocks from tihe
beach. Pets ok. On Island. $1,150/ mo

2488 First Ave. 1088 stf 2BR/21.A tow\\nhouse on first
Avenue in Fernandina Beach. Breakfast bar in the kitchen.
Master bedroom hlias balcony o\etiloking the backyard
and tlantic P sd. $1,110l. mo

96010 Stoney 1373 sf. 3BR,. 21hA upstairs townhouse
in gated Stoncy Creek. LargeI oiin floor plawsin wilmge
Kitchen and center land pls lBreaktisi \reitN Master
Suite has a bin walk-in closet and separate showrt gr i mdn
tril). Screened porch overlooks wooded aiea and pond.
Onet' car garage. Pets ok. Off Island. $,1001/to

978 Chad 1400 1sf. 31/1 21A Island Townhnnt Ioc.ited
in ihe heart of Amelia island on a quite ctl-de-sac. ( .s
to tihe Ie'rnandina Beachi Miiddlte andsl igh Schtools iLoN
maintenance landscaping. i ,-'n in i,''"inv s\ iiti stnglc car
garage. Per ls oil. On Island. I i "'

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Near lustoric downtown Fiaidula liBaci
and walking diitatice to beacil. Tile flunida
roollm w iusd ;IAs dilung room, It has ilhe
original pinewood floors.
$115,410)i MI.5I,56527



1804 Amelia Island Homes
PARKWAY SOUTH 4BR split plan,
formal DR, 2.5SB Ig granitc/tile
kitchen. FP, crown holding, near
beach. $398,500. .Owner (516)983-

Real Estate, Inc.
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* C sts, P(.I Lonig Pond Loop 3BR2BA. 1700 sq ft
b'ouslt:. 2 L, gai ae. s s12 -sio+uuhtie
i38s S I-, 3IBA. hiage fenced y,sid, $90Smso +
*i'esi Rdge 2BRiBA. townhouise, funised. ames
.iJt dedS250mo i.k 'irg &)," ties neotiabU)
N s ,, siCoi 21,BA.' 2B ,,A g-uage. 51200. a nOt
+ .shliei Asiible Ap, d
Spii.g son Lu.,e 4IBi 3 Ba I Aale Porte S1650 a
morth utch
- 28R IBA fi.rnishc S101 S. Fletcher Ave $1.65SOnlo
inclucs irost utihulas.watscsewer.garbage.cablo and inter-
ino AsslableinApril
.iew -187 S, FitcherAcross the str-et from the beach.All
iil,w fi.T\ & pihon
* 3BRJ 3BA towin-omie i Sudpiper Loop $BS50/wk plus
"-,es & o fn" *e
FivePoin SWagelt 1,200 sq fAIAiS S Sitexposue-Great
fo. ietleivic.orofce Si.200i'-o Irsalestx.
*Aisha Pa k 910 ppro sqft. 3 office. recepton area
k-cher ad bah S1om S1450r/-O.+ .lltiesi
* 1839 S Sti L a. dlciL to HLdde house 1,800 sq.ft.
5 1700A',. Lse,--a ,, iSliosocs idessd.
* BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Landscaping Co or Nursery
Offi. greenho se. shade houes, wh a fenced, ingated
outside space o plant i, Ex Lent location with high vis-
b,;]y Call fo, details
SSR 20lAIA -1,0 sqFt conditioed warehouse and
oflic.e space conbo grait visi,b,ily Sil 05 SqFr + ses tax.
Gios Rent S41.729 10; inoth
SOffi, Ce Cosple w[n'ao fo e sl'I eIiXios t iiatuissnt.
19 Cutroin Dr- .6 sq.fs. iinduciig ddtionl lot Cal for
-more fo 261 -1066


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

I 806 Waterfront I I

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

living and 5 minutes from the beach.

807 Condominiums

Purchase. 185K. Call Phil at Amelia
Coastal Realty 556-9140.

809 Lots
8 3/4 ACRES In Nahunta, GA,
$75,000. Brick home on marsh front,
$195,000. 1 1/2 acres In Nassauville,
$75,000. Call Wayne (904)548-0042.

817 Other Areas

land ready to move in. Groat value.
Approx 1500 sq. ft. 3BR/2BA. Serious
offers only. No renters. Call (850)308-
6473. ANF

discounted to 1990's prices! 3 acre
starter camp $17,995. 5 acres
w/farmhouse $49,995. 52 acres,
stream, 2 ponds, beautiful wood &
views. Access to road front, .utilities &
state land limited offer. Call Christmas
& Associates (800)229-7843 or visit
landandcamps.com. ANF

3 Bedr om Special

Staaig at $695/me.

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*1695 Mantanazas Avenue, 2150sf 3BR/2.SBA Townhouse withll
* 3997 First Avenue, 1361sf- 3BR/2BA Furnished home (excluding full Master bath, dining in living/'greait room. carpet flooring, vertical
kitchen supplies aInd linens), very close to the beach and'golf course. blinds and 2-car garage. Lawn care included in rent. S1695
Fireplace ihi living room, screened-in porch with fan, private back-

vard. S1295
* 271 Beachwood Road (Sandcastles Subdivision), 900sf -
Oceanfiont condo on the Plantation. 1BR/1BA. Efficiency with easy
beach access and gorgeous ocean views, eat-in kitchen, ceramic tile
and conmmnunity pool. Water, sewer and trash included. $1395
* 403 Tarpon Avenue, Unit #322 (Ocean Park Condominiums)
1432sf -- Filly furnished 2BR/2BA very nice condo one block from
the Beach. Two Master baths, dining in.family room, closet pantry,
carpet and ceramic tile, mini blinds, covered patio/deck, tennis courts
and swimming pool. One-car garage and driveway parking. Water,
sewer and Association fees are included. $1500.
* 1373 Plantation Point (Plantation Point Subdivision) 1900sf-
3BR/2BA Fully furnished home has a beachy feel throughout. Living
areas feature vaulted ceilings and the great room opens to breakfast
nook and kitchen. Large Master with sitting area. Walk-in closet' in
Master bedroom. Natural setting in back yard and room on the patio
to grill. Lawn service included. $1595
* 1371 Mission San Carlos (Plantation Point Subdivision) 2100sf
4BR/2BA Fully furnished, kitchen pantry, fireplace, vaulted ceilings,
covered patio/deck, mini blinds and shutters, carpet & ceramic tile and
2-car garage. Washer/Dryer, lawn care and pest control included in
rent $1695 Available now through November 30th only!
* 608 Ocean Club Court (Ocean Club Villas South) 3254sf -
4BR/4.5BA Ocean front condo on the Plantation. Full Master bath,
kitchen island, ceramic tile, fireplace and community pool. $8,000

* 18 Harrison Creek (Amelia Island Plantation) 11,000sf -
5BR/6BA Gorgeous home on The River. Home has 5 bedrooms, 5
bathrooms, plus 2 half baths and 4-car garage. Pool, outdoor fireplace,
patio living area, boat dock with lift. Professional kitchen, granite
countertops, oversized laundry downstairs, plus second laundry room
on second floor. Master BR on main level. Three bedroom suites, plus

* 97493 Cutlass Way (Pirates Woods Subdivision) 2460sf -
3BRK/2BA Completely remodeled! Open floor plan with vaulted ceil-
ings. Two Master baths, formal dining area, eat-in kitchen, walk-in
pantry. brand new carpet & ceramic tile. all new appliances.
patio/deck and wooden fenced-in yard. S1375
* 86024 Harbormaster Court (Marsh Lakes Subdivision) 1654sf
- 3BR/2BA Master bath with separate shower and nib, double sinks,
dining in living/great room. walk-in pantry, carper and ceramic tile
and 2-car garage. S1395 Also on Sales Market
* 75049 Edwards Road IBR 2BA W\\ierfiont hiuse minutes fromi
1-95. House has private dock with boart launch. Recently renovated
kitchen, carpet and ceramic rile throughout, fireplace. covered
patio/deck, fully fenced-in yard. 1-car garage and 2 + car carport.
Water and sewer included. $1395
*402 S. 11th Street, Unit C 3BR/1BA Upstairs unit in triplex.
W/D hook-ups inside. $795
* 96226 Stoney Drive (Stoney Creek Subdivision) 2BR/2BA Full
Master bath with separate shower and tub. cat-in kitchen, carpet and
ceramic tile, community iLoul and 1-car garage. $1000
* 96104 Stoney Drive Unit 2602 (Stoney Creek Subdivision)
1603sf 3BR/2.5BA, Garden tub and separate shower in Master
suite, bath tub with tile sutrround in guest, half bath on lsr floor, din-
ing in living/great room, eat-in kitchen wit breakfast bar/nook, clos-
et pantry, carpet and ceramic tile, vaulted ceilings, covered patio/deck
and 1-car garage. Trash included in rent. S1050
* 1847 Beach Walker Road (Turtle Dunes Condominiums)
1800sf 2BR/2BA Located on 4th floor, two Master bathrooms,
ceramic tile and hardwood floors throughout, cable/satellite TV
ready, elevator, gated community and pool. Water, sewer and trash
included in rent. Also on Sales Market $1995
* 608 Ocean Club Court (Ocean Club Villas South) 3254sf -

rec room and study on second floor. Private in-law suite great for 4BR/4.5BA Ocean front condo on the Plantation. Full Master bath.
guests. $8000 kitchen island, ceramic tile, fireplace and community pool. $8,000
Amelia Parke Towne Center Office space, 4,500sf will divide Sadler Road 625sf Building on i acre lo.t. $1,500
Atlantic Ave @ 14th 1,600sf Office $1,300/mo S. 14th Street (Jasmine Plaza) Approx. 2400sf. Commercial
501 Centre St (Maxwell Bldg) individual offices space $10/sf
Centre Street & 4th (Swan Bldg) individual offices 116 Centre St. 2900sf $3,000/mo.
1799 US HWY 17 1196sf Commercial building. $1,500/mo. Gateway to Amelia Suite 201N, 2 rooms with total 370sf,
includes utilities + CAM, $695

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Nip Galphin 277-6597

* Barrington Lot $122,000 Package $321,000 #46502 Beech Street Commercial Lot $159,000 #46502
Brad Goble 261-6166 Brad Goble 261-6166
Scooner Landing $80,000 Safe Harbor Lane 2414 Los Robles $195,000 MLS# 53844
Nip Galphin 277-6597 4BR/4BA, 3082 s.f., w/granny flat Brad Goble 261-6166

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
brochure. www.sunsetranches.com,
(800) 755-8953. ANF

852 Mobile Homes
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

I 1857 Condos-FurnishedI

furnished condo on Amelia Island
Plantation. Near beach. Swimming
pool. Rent for 12 months at $1200/mo.
Call (904)415-8256.

furnished 2nd floor condo on Amelia
Island Plantation. Near beach.
Swimming pool at doorstep. Rent for
12 months at .$1250/mo. Call

LONG TERM AlP 1st floor Spyglass
Unit, 3BR/3BA, located on beach,
heated pool. $1800/mo. including
trash removal & water. (904)310-

$500/mo. + $500 sec. dep. Call (904) 858 Condos-Unfurnished
261-6486. 858Condos-UnfurnishedI

DOUBLE WIDE ,- Extra clean .5BR/
3BA on Douglas Rd. Call (904)557-
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WIFi included.. (904)225-
3BR/2BA SW Kitchen, tile floor.
Water included. Yulee. Small pet OK.
$795/mo. (904)501-5999 ,1
acre land with a fishing pond.
$650/mno. + $600 dep. (904)491-8768,
or (904)321-7062

856 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
level, terrazo floors, $900/mo, $900
dep, inci sewer, water, garbage. 270 5.
Fletcher. (904)556-5722. Yearly lease.

Paradise 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe condos
in gated, lakeside community with 24/7
fitness ctr, resort-style pool, ten-nis &
.more! Lots of upgrades! .Starting at
just $749/mo! Call Tammy for our
spring special at (904)415-6969 for a
showing, www.amelialakes.com

.behind Super Wal-Mart. 3BR/2.5BA,
1631 sq. ft. $1195. Nick Dconas
Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006

2BR/1BA, ground floor Pool, tennis,
clubhouse, 1 block from beach. Year
lease. Deposit. $895. (904)261-5630

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.

2BR/2BA Amelia Landings condo off
Sadler Rd. Nicely done, pool, tennis,
close to beach, plus awesome deck.
$800/mo. (904)557-6501

859 Homes-Furnished
3/3 BEACH HOUSE available June 1
to -Septermber 30, three month
minimum. Beautifully furnished, updat-
ed and 1 block to quiet north beach.
$1500/mo. plus electric. Call (904)

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SHARON SILVA Top Listing Agent

TERI STEVENS Top Selling Agent

474303 E. SR 200
FERNANDINA BEACH, FL. (904) 321-4001

builder's home! 3 BR, 2 BA plus beau-
--1 iuful cottage which could be used as
S - office, parent or guest area. Cottage is
.illy equipped and roomy. Property
1 .:; fenced and in a good location close
S .) US1. New metal roof on both
S.' ome and cottage, new AC, new lam-
,ate floors. Move right in!
$861,900 mls#66172

2 ean -able
(904) 753-0807

I," lovely 3BR/2.5BA home on city golf
i course spacious with office. Pool
-.' '' with large screened porch, fruit trees.
S-jB No fees. Rhino Shield (ceramic coast
paint warranty). Sellers also have a
Total 'Protect Home Service Plan in

$386,000 mls#56914

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Pl oplty backs kip to lake. Close to beach,0, alk-
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Fernandlna Beach

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860 Homes-Unfurnished
2 garages. (904)714-2204
ON ISLAND well-maintained, quiet
cul-de-sac, 3BR/2BA, LR, DR, FP,
screened in back porch, Ig fenced yard,
2-car gar. Avail 7/1. $1450/mo. (904)
4BR/3BA fireplace, 2-car garage,
oversized lot on the lake, W/D. Amelia
National. $2,100/mb. Call (904)261-
minutes to ocean/Harris Teeter.
$800/mo. + $800 dep. & $35 credit
check. Yearly lease. (973)903-1181

861 Vacation Rentals
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.

S 863 Office
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.
2382 Sadler Rd. behind Amelia
Insurance. (904)557-5644
- 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

901 Automobiles
1994 MAZDA MIATA 5 speed, with
130,000 miles. In great condition.
Asking $3,000. Call (904)563-3135.
FOR SALE 2007 Artic Cat 650,
$10,000/OBO. '07 Four wheeler
Vinson, $4500. '01 Suzuki 800C,
$3500/OBO. '54 Ford StepSide, new
V8 AT, $6500. '85 Corvette with
Farina body,$10500. '73 3/4 Chevy
with camper, $1200. Call Wayne (904)

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