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BROWSING FOR ARTS AND CRAFTS
PHOTOS BY HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER
Visitors to the Memorial United Methodist Church Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday enjoy browsing
artistic photographs, handcrafted jewelry and many other items, top. Maria Ferreira, above left, prac-
tices the ancient art of repousse by making images on malleable aluminum. Gail Dietz, above right,
displays her one-of-a-kind decoupage plate. Below, beautiftilly beribboned light boxes by Sue Moore
add a touch of whimsy to the annual arts and crafts fair.
Fernandina Beach Commission-
ers voted 3-2 Tuesday to bar Interim
City Manager Dave Lott from apply-
ing for the permanent position.
It was also decided in a 3-2 vote
during the rancorous meeting that
commissioners would not use a super-
majority vote to choose the new city
manager. Mayor Arlene Filkoff and
Commissioner Tim Poynter were the
dissenting voters in both actions.
Commissioner Sarah Pelican had
asked at a previous meeting for a dis-
cussion to rescind a January com-
missioner action that required a
super-majority (or 4-1) vote to choose
the new city manager. Commission-
ers in January also agreed to hire an
interim with the
provision that he or
she could not apply
for the permanent -
asked at the last
meeting for a dis-c
cussion on whether
Lott should be con- Lott
sidered for perma-
nent city manager,
along with other applicants.
The city has received 93 applica-
tions I.r tlhe job, which have been
evaluated by Paul Sharon of the
International City Manager
Association. Sharon submitted his
recommended 10 choices to com-
missioners last week.
Resident Lynn Williams at the
meeting said, "Many of us think (Lott)
has done an outstanding job."
"At the outset, he did not want to
sign on full-time," Williams said, "but
he would be an outstanding candi-
date. I'd like to consider Mr. Lott as
city manager along with the other 93
Resident Mac Morris said,
"Making a change in the super-major-
ity does not make sense," and asked
if there was a "secret agenda that is
being kept from the public."
"(I'his is) not about politics, favors
for a friend or being part of the good
old boy network," Morris said. "Any
city manager considering accepting
an offer of employment may recon-
sider if this commission shows inde-
cision on how they show support for
its city managers."
LOTT Continued on 3A
will it be?
City commissioners agreed 3-2 at
the end of a fractious meeting
Tuesday to choose their own top five
candidates for city manager rather
than accepting the top 10 chosen by
Paul Sharon of the International City
Commissioner Tim Poynter and
Mayor Arlene Filkoff voted against.
All 93 applications received by the
city were forwarded to Sharon for
evaluation and ranking.
Commissioners received his list of
10 recommended candidates last
Sharon wrote in an April 12 memo
to commissioners that there were
"two categories of applicants that... I
do not feel are particularly enhanced
as candidates: local residents and for-
mer elected officials."
"Residents of Fernandina Beach,
while they may be presumed to be
passionate about their city," Sharon
wrote, "are ordinarily not equipped for
the various aspects of managing such
a complex operation, and cannot be...
"Previous service in elected office
does not necessarily equate to oper-
ational or managerial experience,"
Sharon wrote. "The citizens of
Fernandina Beach ... are not partic-
ularly well served by adding a per-
haps politically minded ... person to
the professional position."
Resident John Burch said he was
opposed to one candidate on the list
of 93, and that was Joe Gerrity, a for-
mer city commissioner and mayor
and former county coordinator for
Former city marina director
Coleman Langshaw said at the meet-
ing he had worked under seven dif-
ferent city managers, and that some
only lasted a year.
"This is an indication of the terri-
ble dysfunction in the city," he said,
adding that he had heard rumors
around town about "agendas and
"We've had enough bloodletting,"
Langshaw said. "We need a calm,
dependable, intelligent and dedicated
person (as city manager).... We need
someone good in here."
"I would like to (take) as much
politics out of this as there seems to
be," Poynter said, "and go with the
WHO? Continued on 3A
A special meeting to discuss Femandina Beach Commissioners' choices
for city manager is scheduled for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 204
Ash St. The meeting is open to the public.
White Oak Conservation
Center director departs
After three decades under the same
leadership, White Oak Conservation
Center, a Yulee retreat for rare ani-
mals, is in transition.
John Lukas, the lead zoologist who
has been a fixture at White Oak
Plantation for 30 years even living
on the property with his family during
his tenure no longer works there,
officials confirmed \'.il. -d.d)
"As a matter of policy, we don't com-
ment on any kind of personnel mat-
ters," said Stephen Cropper, vice pres-
ident of the Howard Gilman Foun-
dation,which has owned and :nI:i,,..t1
the property since Gilman died in 1998.
"I'll confirm that he's no longer with
Attempts to reach Lukas for com-
ment were not successful.
Cropper told the News-Leader that
the foundation aims to sell the 7,400-
acre property nestled next to the St.
Marys River to a buyer interested in
continuing the White Oak Conser-
vation Center's programs for wildlife
breeding, research and training.
"We're not anticipating a change in
the conservation center," he said of
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F L 0 R I D A 'S
FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012 NEWS News-Leader
Andrew B. Jamison
Mr. Andrew 13. "A.B." Jamison, age 76,
of Fernandina Beach, passed away on
Sunday evening, April 15, 2012 at Baptist
Medical Center Nassau.
Born and raised in Norway, SC, he was
educated in the local schools of the Norway
and Orangeburg area. Mr. Jamison has
been a resident of Fernandina Beach for
over sixty years. He had been a member of
the ILA Local Longshoreman's Union for
over forty-four years with whom he worked
in Jacksonville. For many years, he worked
on weekends with the Nassau County
Sheriff's Office as a Deputy
at American Beach on
Mr. Jamison enjoyed
music; playing guitar and
singing in two local bands,
"The Golden Trumpets"
.i 1and "Brothers Group". He
was a member of the B.PO.E. Ocean
Front Lodge # 1410 Temple # 1058 as
well as Harvest Outreach Ministries, for-
merly Mount Calvary Baptist Church
where he played the guitar and sang gospel
In addition to his parents, Willie and
Addie Lou Kennerly Jamison, he is pre-
ceded in death by a daughter, Sharetha
Joyce Jamison Washington, two brothers,
Lewis Jamison, Alton "Sonny" Jamison,
three sisters, Kaleitha Jamison, Lois
Jamison Bonaparte and Pearl Jamison
Mr. Jamison leaves behind, his five chil-
dren, Barbara Ann Polite (Terry),
Orangeburg', SC, Clary Jamison (Sharon),
Fernandina Beach, FL, Paul "Peanut"
Williams, Miami, FL, Deborah Lynn
Jamison, Fernandina Beach, FL, Daniel
Jamison, Tampa, FL, three sisters, Evola
Rhines, Orangeburg, SC, Karen Davis,
Denmark, SC, Peggy Smalls (George),
Orangeburg, SC, sixteen grandchildren,
seventeen great-grandchildren, a special
friend Janie Lee and a host of other family
The home going celebration will be at
3:00 pm on Saturday, April 21,2012 from the
Elm Street Church of God .with Reverend
Earl Richo, officiating.
Mr. Jamison willbe laid to rest in Bosque
'Bello Cemetery. The repast will follow in the
.M.B. Delaney'Fellowship Hall.
Serving as pallbearers will be: members
,of the B.PO.E. The Ladies of the B.PO.E.
will serve as flower attendants.
: Members of the Local ILA and former
Longshoreman coworkers are invited to
,serve as honorary pallbearers.
. His family will receive friends from 5:00-
,7:00 pm on Friday at the Oxley-Heard
S Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Mrs. Shirley T. "Ms. Mack"
:McCormack, age 75, of Fernandina Beach,
,passed away on Wednesday evening, April
418, 2012 at her home.
: Born in Haskell, OK, she was the daugh-
ter of the late Jim and Ema Maddox Taylor.
After high school, she attended college,
obtaining her Associates
Degree in Business. In
1956 she came to North
Florida, living in
Jacksonville, while working
with Harry James
Insurance in Jacksonville.
In 1957, she met a young
Army soldier, Leo Richard McCormack,
whom, after his discharge, she married on
October 10, 1957.
In 1973, the McCormacks moved to
Nassauville. In 1975, upon the urging of
Bobby and Annis Moore, she began a long
career with the Nassau County Sheriff's
Department. She worked initially as the
Cook, Dispatcher and Female Jailer at the
jail on 3rd Street. Her career in Law
Enforcement spanned over 29 years, until
retiring in 2004 as Chief Dispatcher. After
retiring from law enforcement, she contin-
ued to stay connected by daily listening to
her scanner at home.
Mrs'. McCormack was a former member
of Springhill Baptist Church.
She leaves behind, her husband of 55 of
years, Leo McCormack, Fernandina beach, -
FL; two sons, Richard McCormack, Jekyll
Island, GA, Jaimie McCormack,
Jacksonville, FL; a brother, Owen Taylor,
Henryetta, OK; a sister, Doris 'Taylor,
Norman, OK; two grandchildren, Lisa Jones
(Chester), Shelly Jaynes (Chad): three
great-grandchildren, Kaylee Jones, Chad
"Buggice" Jaynes, C.J. Jaynes and several
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 12:00 noon on
Monday, April 23, 2012 in the Burgess
Chapel of Oxley-Heard with Pastor Rob
Goyette, officiating. Full police honors will
be accorded by the Nassau County Sheriff's
Office Honors Detail.
Mrs. McCormack will be laid to rest in
Bosque Bello Cemetery.
Her family will receive friends on
Monday from 10:30 a.m. until service time
at the funeral home.
Please share her life story at www.oxley-
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Dr. William David Rodeffer
Dr. William David Rodeffer, 91, of
Fernandina Beach, Florida passed away on
Monday evening, April 16, 2012 at his res-
idence after an extended illness. He was
born in Coatesville, Pennsylvania on the
first day of May in 1920.
"Bill" attended Catawba
College in Salisbury, North
Carolina on a football schol-
arship, graduating in 1943
..- with a degree in mathe-
*' '- matics. Upon graduation
S "Bill" joined the Merchant
Marines, circling the globe
for 2 years during World War II.
Returning to the United States in 1945,
Bill attended the Medical College of
Virginia's School of Dentistry in Richmond,
Virginia. During his time in Richmond, he
met the former, Aline Parrish, who was
working for the FBI in the Washington,
D.C. office. The couple was married
in a double wedding ceremony with Aline's
twin sister, Irene, and Mr. Herman
Norwood in Washington on February 8,
Upon graduation from dental school Bill
and Aline moved to Fernandina Beach,
Florida where he began his practice of gen-
eral dentistry that eventually spanned 55
Dr. Rodeffer was very active in the com-
munity volunteering and providing
leadership to many organizations includ-
ing the Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis
Club, Boy Scouts of America and the
Baptist Home for Children. He was a
member of First Baptist Church where he
served as a Deacon and Sunday School
teacher. Dr. Rodeffer also served on the
Nassau County Board of Education for over
Dr. Rodeffer is preceded in death by his
parents, Carl and Anna Rodeffer, three
brothers, two sisters and twin infant sons,
Larry and Harry.
Dr. Rodeffer is survived by his loving
wife of 63.years, Aline, four sons, David
(Jan) Rodeffer, Joe Rodeffer, Henry
(Phyllis) Rodeffer, Jim Rodeffer and one
daughter, Suellen (Tod) Garner, thirteen
grandchildren and three great-grandchil-
Funeral services will be at 12:00 noon on
Saturday at the First Baptist Church of
Fernandina Beach with Reverend Jeff
Dr. Rodeffer will be laid to rest in Bosque
His family will receive friends from 5:00-
7:00 pm today at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be
made to the First Baptist Church Building
Fund, 1600 South 8th Street, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32034.
Please share his life story at www.oxley-
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
RoyA. Roe II
Roy A. "Curly" Roe II, passed away on
Tuesday afternoon, April 17, 2012 at the
Gaston Acosta Rua Center for Caring in
Jacksonville, Florida. Curly was born on
May 1, 1945 in Gassville, Arkansas.
.He graduated from high school at
Yellville/Summit High School, Class of
1963. He went on to grad-
uate from Arkansas
Russellville, AR in 1967
with a Bachelor of Science
.. ::-, Degree in Biology. Curly
then enlisted in the U.S.
- Army where obtained the
rank of First Lieutenant while assigned to
the Army Infantry He was Airborne quali-
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fled and became an Army Jumpmaster
School Graduate. Curly served his country
proudly and received the Bronze Star of
Valor while serving in Vietnam. After his
honorable discharge, he attended gradu-
ate school, earning a Master of Science
Degree in Entomology in 1973. He spent six
years teaching school during which time he
was able to enjoy his passion in life, sky-
diving for a living. Curly trained over 2,500
students in his life, became an FA.A. Pilot,
Rigger and Master Rigger.
He leaves behind to cherish his memo-
ry, his daughter and son in law, Crystal and
Derek Craig, along with his precious grand-
son, Conner Craig, all of Fernandina Beach,
FL, his mother, Wanda Roe, Pea Ridge, AR,
and his sister, Ramona Roe, Little Rock,
AR. Curly also leaves behind many friends
and students which he mentored and his
sweet dog, Ebony.
A time of remembrance for his close
family and friends will take place on Sunday
afternoon, April 22, 2012 at a place he had
come to love, the sea shore adjacent to the
Simmons Road beach access.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations
may be made to Northeast Community
Hospice, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville,
Please share his life story at www.oxley-
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Harry W Wilson Jr.
Mr. Harry W. Wilson, Jr., age 57, of
Fernandina Beach left this earthly inhabi-
tation on Friday morning, April 13, 2012 at
the Acosta Rua' Center for Caring in
Born in Fernandina, FL, he was one of
seven children born to the late Harry and
Geraldine Coverdell Wilson, Sr. Mr. Wilson
had been a lifelong resident of Fernandina
Beach, Working as a Commercial
His family recalls him as a sharp
dresser and having a love of the game of
In addition to his parents, he is preced-
ed in death by, three sisters, Luddie Mae.
Humphrey, who passed on April 16, 2010,
Johnnie Lee Clinch, who passed on May 11,
2010, Katie Mae Thompson, who passed
away on August 1, 2011 and two nieces,
Cecilia Hammond, who passed on October
4, 2011 and Kadine Thompson.
Mr. Wilson leaves to nrourn his pass-
ing, two brothers, G.H. "Papa" Coverdell,
Fernandina Beach, FL, Theodore
Humphrey (Pearlene), Sandersville, GA, a
sister, Carrie Coleman (Carlton), Oneil, FL
and many additional loving family mem-
The home going services will be at 11:00
am, on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the New
Zion Missionary Baptist Church in
Fernandina Beach, FL with his nephew,
Reverend John Coverdell, presiding. Other
local community ministers including
Reverend Earl Richo, Reverend Bernard
Thompson and Reverend Arizona Perkins
will assist in the service.
Mr. Wilsdn will be laid to rest in Bosque
Serving as pallbearers will be: Robert
Jones, Chuck Floyd, Robert Blue,
Edward Dawson, Andrew Kirtsey and
His family will receive friends from 5:00-
7:00 pm today at the Oxley-Heard Funeral
The repast will be held at the New Zion
Missionary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
Please share his life story at www.oxley-
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Mr. Frank L. Bowen, age 74, of
Fernandina Beach died on Thursday morn-
ing, April 19, 2012, at Quality Health Care
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Mr. John D. Hatch, age 67, of
Yulee/Fernandina Beach died on Thursday
morning, April 19, 2012 at his residence. A
memorial service will be held at 7 p.m.
today in the Stephens Chapel at Green Pine
Green Pine Funeral Home
Mr. James F. Ryan, age 80, of
Fernandina Beach died on Wednesday
morning, April 18, 2012 at Baptist Medical
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
FOR THE RECORD
Christ-Like Youth and Teen Ministry will host a Prophetic
Encounter Youth Explosion at 5 p.m. Sunday at First Assembly
of God, 302 South 14th St. Guest speaker will be Prophetess
Shay Hall Knight of the Roc Church in Woodbine, Ga. The time,
and date were incorrect in a front-page story April 18. t
The News-Leader strives for accuracy. We will promptly correct
all factual errors. Please notify the editor of errors at
nmparnell@finewsleadercom or call (904) 261-3696.
Mayor Ben Sorensen signed a proclamation
declaring April 27 as Confederate Memorial Day
in Fernandina Beach.
April 19, 1962
Florida Gov. Bob Martinez formally
announced that Nassau County was selected as
the location for a multibillion federal atom smash-
er project the state hoped to lure.
April 23, 1987
The Boys & Girls Club of Nassau County
Foundation was working to raise $4.5 million for a
new club building in Nassauville.
April 24, 2002
The Northeast Florida
Community Action Agency,
Inc. (NFCAA) of Nassau
County, in partnership with
the Florida State College of
Jacksonville campus in
Yulee, is accepting applica-.
tions for a six-week Data
Busters summer youth com-
puter camp for ages 14-16.
The registration deadline has
been extended to May 4.
The program runs June
18-July 27 and combines
computer classes and job
training skills on campus at
FSCJ. Transportation is pro-
vided from the Fernandina
Beach office, 1303 Jasmine
St., Suite 100. Call Lisa
Mohn, family and communi-
ty services manager, at 261-
0801, ext. 203 for an applica-
tion. Youth msut meet low-
income and academic re-
quirements. Space is limited.
Skynyrd and Van Zant
family fans, the band Shanty
Town will play Tucker's
Highway 17 Roadhouse in
Yulee at 8 p.mn,. tonight.
Cover is $5. For information
The Fernandina Pirates
Club will sponsor a-blood
drive with the Blood Alliance
from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30.p.m. on
April 21 at Publix on Sadler
An eight-hour Certified
Basic Pistol and Advanced
Defensive Tactics and How
Not to Go To Jail Course will
be held April 21 from 7:45
a.m.-5 p.m. in Nassau
County. CWP training certifi-
cate. Call Gary Belson at 491-
8358 for information.
Drivers age 50 and over
are invited to take the AARP
Driver Safety Program April
23 and 24 from 8:45 a.m.-1
p.m. at First Presbyterian
Church, 9 N. Sixth St. Class
size is limited. Call 261-3837 "
For information visit
Family Support Services
of North Florida (FSS) will
focus on fair housing and a
housing discrimination at the
Breakfast Learning Series,
April 24 at 9 a.m. FSS offers
the free program at the
agency's Nassau County
office, 87001 Professional
Way in Yulee.
Speaker Anna Reynolds,
staff attorney with Jackson-
ville Legal Aid, Inc., will dis-
cuss the Fair Housing Act,
the importance of equal
opportunity in housing and
the impact of where people
live as it affects their access
to education, transportation,
employment, medical and
legal services, as well as
social and cultural amenities.
Networking and continen-
tal breakfast begin at 8:30
a.m.; program from 9 to
10:30 a.m. For information or
to register to attend, contact
Eastern Star event
Fernandina Chapter #55
Order of The Eastern Star
will celebrate its 100th
anniversary on April 29 at 2
p.m. If you are a descendant
of a Past Matron or Past
Patron of Fernandina
Chapter #55, please use the
contact number to reserve
your seat in their honor. Call
Healing Touch Pi-ogram,
which provides accredited
continuing education for
nurses and massage thera-
The Fernandina Beach
Kiwanis Club meets the first
three Mondays of each
month at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club on Bill
Melton Road. This is a din-
ner meeting from 6:30-8 p.m.
Contact Don Lyons at home,
432-8194, or by cell at (978)
The Yulee Optimist Club
leets every Tuesday at
noon at Murllrays ; Grille on
A1A in Yulee. Call 753-0091.
The Fernandina Beach
optimist t Club meets each
Wednesday from noon-1 p.m.
at the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club. Call Bernice Kellyv at
261-7923 or Barb Kent at 277-
pists, is offering two Level 1
training.workshops May 19
and 20 and June 23 and 24 on
Amelia Island. This is a per-
sonal and professional devel-
opment program open to all
individuals who desire an in-
depth understanding and
practice of healing work
using energy based tech-
niques. The goal is to restore
the harmony and balance to
human energy system
through a heart-centered,
caring relationship. Students
learn non-invasive tech-
. niques utilizing the hands to
clear, energize ahd balance
the human and environmen-
tal energy fields.
Tuition prior to April 30
for the May class is $340.
($365 after), including the
textbook; 16 Continuing
Education Contact Hours are
awarded at the end of class.
gram.com for program
details. For class information
and registration contact the
Healing Touch certified
instructor Tina Devoe at 310-
6610 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shrimp Festival hours at
the Fernandina Beach
library are Thursday, May 3
from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and
closed Friday, May 4 and
Saturday, May 5. The other
Nassau County library
branches will observe nor-
mal operating hours. Visit
Whale of a Sale
Join Nassau County 4-H
for its second annual "Whale
of a Sale" May 4 from 8 a.m.-
5 p.m. and May 5 from 8
a.m.-1 p.m. at The Nassau
County Extension Office
(multi-use facility on
Fairgrounds). There will be
numerous vendors including
new and gently used treas-
ures,' homemade goodies
and a new addition the
Florida Masonic child ID
program. Contact the Nassau
County Extension Office at
(904) 879-1019,for informa-
tion or to rent a table.
Free health fair
The second annual free
Association of Northeast
Florida Health.Fair is Ma#y 5.
from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the
Jacksonville Hotel, 1515
Prudential Drive. Free
screenings will include blood
pressure, diabetes, choles-
terol, prostate, cardiac, eye,
dental, foot, nutrition,
women's and arthritis. Enjoy
free seminars on medical and
lifestyle topics, with time
after each for questions.
Health care companies and
area hospitals will have free
, handouts. For information
gmail.com or register at
WIN WIN (Women in
Nassau Helping Women in
Need) will meet May 7 at
6:30 p.m. hosted'by Karen
Lee of Heron's Swim & Sport
and Susan Shannon of Home
'n Bed at the Palmetto Walk
Shopping Village, 4924 First
Coast Hwy., Amelia Island.
Bring a $10 check payable
to "Women of Power" to sup-
port its Cedar Haven
Transitional House for
women, an appetizer or
dessert to share, brochures
and business cards to distrib-
ute and door prize (optional).
Non-alcoholic beverages pro-
vided, or bring a bottle of
wine to share. Cedar Haven
also needs paper products,
trash bags, a couch and table
lamps. To RSVP or for infor-
mation contact Connie
Braithwaite at 759-0745. Visit
The Rotary Club of
Fernandina Beach meets
each Wednesday from 11:30
a.m.-1 p.m. at the Florida
House Inn on South Third
Street. April 25 will feature
Dr. Jay Kayne on "re-discov-
ering your inner child." On
May 2 Burt Bright will speak
about Vietnam. Call Melanie
Ferreira at 321-5675.
The Rotary Club of
Amelia Island Sunrise meets
each Friday from 7:30-8:30
a.m. at the Fernandina Beach
Golf Club on Bill Melton
Contact President Katey
Breen at kateybreen@com-
cast.net or visit www.amelia
511 Ash Street,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 2613696 Fax 261-3698
Website for email addresses:
FRIDAY, APRIl 20,2012 NEWS Ncws-Lcadcr
LOTT Continued from IA
But Commissioner Charles
Corbett insisted that the super-
majority decision could not be
rescinded because it was never
.a real resolution.
"We can't do this tonightl"
Cor'bett said. "We never passed
a resolutionn" Corbell also
noted that City Attorney Tam-
mi Bach and Filkoff signed off
on the commissioner vote in'
January, and that the action
was supposed to come back
for a resolution and commis-
sioner approval, but never did.
"We didn't vote on a reso-
lution, we voted on a motion,"
Corbett said. "I'm not rewrit-
Filkoff said she had signed
a document authorizing the
super-majority vote, but told
Corbett that she "takes excep-
tion that (she) did anything
illegal or shady."
"Unless you want the super-
majority (vote) to stay, you
must take action on it," Bach
told Corbett at Tuesday's meet-
ing. 'This is a valid action. It
does not mean this resolution
is incorrect. We can just ignore
the resolution number and
repeal the action (by commis-
LUKAS Continued from 1A
the facility Gilman established
in 1982 to maintain genetically
diverse populations of threat-
ened species in natural habi-
The Wall Street Journal first
reported the foundation's
intent to sell the property on
April 10. According to the
Journal, "In 1987, Mr. Gilman
sent (Lukas), a zoologist who
heads White Oak's conserva-
tion program, to Zaire (now
the Democratic Republic of the
Congo) to work with pygmy
tribes to capture an okapi, an
extremely rare animal that
resembles a cross between a
giraffe and a zebra. Tdday,
White Oak has 14 of them.
"The plantation's menage-
nrie also includes rhinoceros-
es, the ostrichlike cassowary,
25 cheetahs and the largest
North American herd of the
giant eland, a type of large
African antelope, of which
there are only about 200 re-
maining in the wild. In all,
White Oak houses 270 ani-
"The animals here are all
here because we're helping
them survive as a species,' Mr.,
Lukis" said, referring to the'
plantation's extensive breed-
ing and animal-rehabilitation
programs. 'Obviously I'm coh-
'The chances of four out of five
(commissioners) coming to a
consensus is going to be highly,
highly unlikely. I would have
more of a chance of being
struck by lightning.
COMMISSIONER SARAH PELICAN
City Clerk Mary Mercer
explained to commissioners
that a resolution number was
created for all commission
actions so that the action could
be more easily located in the
Pelican noted the reason
she was asking to rescind the
super-majority vote was
because "the chances of four
out of five (commissioners)
coming to a consensus (about
a city manager) is going to be
highly, highly unlikely."
"I would have more of a
chance of being struck by light-
ning," Pelican added.
But Poynter scornfully told
Pelican it would be "a cold clay
in hell" before a certain candi-
date "being talked about in the
cerned about the future of the
property. I've put 30 years of
my life into this place,'" the
Steve Shurter, director of
conservation at White Oak,
said staff plans to "continue
operations as normal." He said
employees are hopeful the
foundation will find a buyer
who shares the values culti-
vated at White Oak.
Budget cuts have reduced
operations in recent years, but
the staff aims to "uphold our
high standards and quality
work we've been doing through
the sale process," said Shurter.
"We've become much more
efficient," he said during a
phone interview Tuesday.
Shurter said guests and vis-
itors would not notice any
changes in service. As for the
city" would be elected, pre-
sumably former mayor Joe
Gerrity, who is one of the appli-
"I think we can get to a 5-0
vote," Poynter said. "I thought
that was what (Pelican) wanted
(in rescinding the super-major-
ity vote). We have 93 candi-
dates and a great short list.....
How can we come to a con-
sensus when we have not had
a discussion (about the candi-
After the discussion, Vice
Mayor Jeffrey Bunch made a
motion to repeal the commis-
sion decision made in January
to require a super-majority vote
to choose the permanent city
manager, and Pelican second-
ed it. The motion passed with
Poynter and Filkoff dissenting.
animals, the director said it's
difficult to predict the future.
According to the Journal,
"... The animals are also a
potential liability in trying to
sell the property. About 60 per-
cent of the $5 million annual
cost to operate White Oak
goes toward upkeep of the ani-
'. In addition to the conser-
vation center, White Oak oper-
ates a golf course, lodging and
recreational facilities on the
property. Howard Gilman, heir
to a lumber and paper compa-
ny fortune, also indulged his
passion for ballet and other
arts on the property, creating
a retreat for artists, politicians
and other famous people who
have used the facilities over
WHO? Continued from IA
top 10 that Sharon chose.
"I truly believe that no
of f(nse to ave I At we want
a professional cily.nmanager to
get the politics out of it,"
IPoynlr said. ''This is a great
cily with lots of living parts. We
want to getl Ihe best and the
But Commnissioner Charles
Corbelt reminded Poynter that
he recommended at the last
meeting to allow Lott to apply
for the city manager job.
"I wanted Lott to be consid-
ered, sir," Poynter retorted.
"You wanted a local man;
now you want Mr. Sharon's
choice. Which is it?" Corbett
"I want a professional, I want
someone who has done it
before," Poynter said. "I want
-an experienced person without
any vendettas. I did not want
Mr. Lott ... I still want a profes-
sional city manager. That's
always been my position. I
haven't altered one iota... please
don't tell me what I'm thinking."
Pelican also noted Poynter
had said earlier that a certain
candidate would be chosen
"when hell freezes over."
"I want to go on record that
I want a professional city man-
ager," Poynter said.
Intt reminded commission-
I want a professional city
manager. That's always been
my position. I haven't altered
one iota... please don't tell me
what I'm thinking.
COMMISSIONER TIM POYNTER
ers they needed some direction
regarding the process of choos-
ing a city manager, and that
there was a special session to
talk about it next week.
Filkoff said she understood
from a recent meeting with
Sharon that' the commission
was going to go with his choic-
es in its consideration for city
"I don't recall having heard
any other direction than to go
with Mr. Sharon," Filkoff said.
"We sent him off to work ...
ranking people and doing the
"We had a consensus, biut
we didn't vote," Bunch said.
"Does this mean we're going
to throw out all the work Mr.
Sharon has done?" Filkoff
"I want to go on record that
I want the top person," Poynter
said again, and made a motion
for all five commissioners to use
Sharon's top 10 list. However,
Repainting of Shav
The Florida Department of
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the Thomas B. Shave Jr.
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Minor structural repairs will
also be part of the $3 million
The main spans will be sand-
blasted and repainted.
The work should last about
The bridge was built in 1978
and was last repainted in 1997.
The light green color of the
bridge will remain.
Occasional lane closings at
night will be needed for the
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Poynter and Filkoffwere voted
clown by the three other com-
"1 believe we have a work-
shop scheduled," Pelican said. "I
suggest we come back with our
top five from the list."
Lott asked commissioners
to submit their choices for city:
manager on Monday, "to see'
how much synergy there is
between the candidates, or if
we have 25 different candi-
But Bunch objected, saying:
he wanted to announce his five
choices at the meeting.
"It'll be out by 5:15
(Monday) that we already
picked someone, if
A special meeting to discuss
commissioners' top five choices
for city manager is scheduled
Tuesday at 6:30.p.m. at City
Hall, 204 Ash St. The meeting is
open to.the public.
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YOUTH LEADERSHIP NASSA U
Youth Leadership Nassau-members from all four county high schools as well as one home educated and one
:-'Sonshine Christian representative gather for a photo at the Nassau County Judicial Annex.
At tieir recent graduation at FISCJ the young participants shared presentations in front of their peers and their
families detailing how they are paldng a. difference in the community.
Youth Leadership Nassau participants covered an array of topics throughout the six-month program.
High school sophomores or juniors interested in learning more about Youth Leadership Nassau should check
-Ilith their school guidance office at the beginning of the school year or contact the Nassau County Extension Service
at (904) 879-1019.
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Fort Clinch and entrance fees
are waived for participants.
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and going south from the fish-
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North. A Wild Amelia Nature'
Festival cleanup, also at 2 p.m.,
will start at the beach parking
lot and go north and west from
the fishing pier to the fort.
On April 28 the Sustainable
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at the fort parking lot and mov-
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Oh, the places
Good friend recent-
ly sent me an
amusing essay by
wit. The essay was about
places seen and not seen
during the course of one's
life. I forwarded this little
masterpiece to another
friend, who not only embel-
lished it but suggested that I
develop it into a column.
This, then, is my latest offer-
ing to you, with a little help
from Cindy and-Emily.
One day not too long ago,
a group of us including my
two aforementioned friends -
gathered at a local watering
hole for our own brand of
Happy Hour. Soon .the talk
turned to traveling and the
places we've been. I started a
round-robin of reminiscence
by announcing that I have
been in Sane a couple of
' times, and I distinctly re-
member being driven there.
Apparently, there's no air
service. I have also been in
Doubt, but very rarely. That
state.is so depressing that
my friends and I try to avoid
it. I've been in Flexible, too,
but only when I felt that it
was extremely important.
Several of us agreed that
we'd been in Capable once or
twice. I find I'm in Capable
more and more as I grow
older. On the other hand, I
am in Defiance less and less
as the years go by.
Another friend quietly
admitted that one of her
favorite places to be is in
Suspense. She gets an,adren-
aline rush every time she's'
there, and several heads 'nod-
ded in agreement when she
said that at this age, we need
all of the stimuli we can get.
Somebody at the table admit-
ted that they'd been in
Continent a couple of times.
She didn't remember where
she was at the time, but it
was right before she was in
Dutch. I added that, even
though I was much younger
at the time, I distinctly recall
being in Deep Kimshee. I
didn't like it there very-much
people yelled ai me ia lo
Th"le murmurs and nods "
around the table told me that
I wasn't the only one who'd
been in Deep Kimshee a
time or two.
Despite my loud protests,
my girlfriends insisted that I
have been in Sensitive with
them a time or two, but we
quickly agreed that I have.
never been in Cahoots with
any of them. Apparently, you
can't go alone, and I could
never talk any of them into
going in Cahoots with me.
On the other hand, they
admitted, however begrudg-
ingly, that I have probably
been in Cognito once or
twice, but since no one rec-
ognized me, it's very hard
for me to prove I was ever
I bragged about adding a"
visit to Conclusions to my
.. told me l'd
jump to get
S"--.. there. Since
'_ .' I'm not big
__ on exer-
C Y decided to
SIDEBAR put off
.... jumping to
Cara Curtin sions until
after I've been in Shape for a
And then someone told a
simply hilarious story about
the time she,was dragged
through a Knothole, even
though she was kicking and
screaming in a Panic. After a
good laugh, we all agreed we
hated being in a Panic it
squeaks loudly and belches
I thought I had ruined the
mood when I told everyone
about the time I slept
through It All, but that
inspired one of the group to
admit that she'd been to
Through and Through, but
they both looked the same to
her. Gloom and Doom are no
better, she said.
Soon we were all laugh-
ing about the bad trips we'd
taken. Several of us had been
in Defatigable a time or two,
but never again wanted to be
that tired. The friend sitting
right next to me declared
that she had been in Sensed
a couple of times, but not
recently. It was simply too
exhausting to visit very
At the end of the evening,
first one and then another
girlfriend lifted her glass
until we were joined in trib-
ute to an absent friend. She
had first gone to Down and
then Out, which had led her
up the Garden Path. Next
thing we knew, she'd been
up to No Good. She eventual-
ly fell into Disrepute and is
currently stuck in the
Depths of Despair, one of its
.... S. you I avel about the
'coiuYttyside; iemenber me
and my girlfriends. Follow
our advice about being out of
Condition and remember
that being out of Mind will
drive you crazy. Once you're
out of Sight, things will
improve a little. Unless, of
course, you fall out of Sorts,
which will put you in Blue
Visit Cara as she signs
books at Books Plus from 2-4
pm on Fridays, May 11, 18,
and 25. Chat with her
about the five books in the
Wilson Mystery Series, as
well as City Sideba. The
Book, a collection ofher
newspaper columns. Go to
wwwcaracurtin.com to dis-
cover last-minute additions to
her book-signing calendar and
don't forget to check out her
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scheduled for Tuesday. May 1.2012 at 6:00 PM in the City
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FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012 NEWS News-Leadcr
Donation brings new
nature park to Yulee
CANDACEBRIDGMIA KR -----R
(/hl1'AS Nassau County
Master Gardener 'My goal is to create a unique native
Longtime Nassau County landscape for the enjoyment and
residents Paul and Suzi Schutt education of the community'
have donated a beautiful three-
acre marsh-side property to the PAUL SCHUTT
University of Florida College of
Design, Construction and
Planning. Administered by the A six-year "retirement" proj- producing natives are a perfect
Nassau County Extension ect for nuclear scientist Schutt draw to our Florida birds that
Office, the garden is offered for the land has been thoughtfully feast on seeds and berries.
free educational and recre- prepared as a Florida native "The Paul and Suzi Schutt
national use to the community. plant collection and education- Florida Botanical Garden offers
"My goal is to create a al garden. a wonderful educational and
unique native landscape for the Assisted by James Loper of recreational opportunity that
enjoyment and education of the Reflections of Nature Garden both our 4-H and Master
community," said Paul Schutt. Center in Yulee, Schutt has Gardener programs have uti-
He encourages Scouts, church searched the state for native lized. We are grateful that
groups, youth and school trees, shrubs, flowers and the garden has so many native
groups, neighborhoods and ground covers. The collection of plantings some of which
clubs to reserve the space at no 14 native oak trees is impres- are in the Nassau County
charge. sive. These include Live, ILaurel Demonstration Gardens, but
The amenities include a and Water Oaks as well as less several are unique to this local
large screened sunset gazebo often seen Overcup, Willow and garden. We have planned ev-
with tables and chairs, ice Chestnut oaks. eral activities that will benefit
maker, barbecue grill and grill Each plant is carefully our youth and adult volunteers,"
tools and a fire pit. An exten- marked with common and sci- said Rebecca L. Jordi, county
sive lawn of Bahia grass offers entific name and each is easily extension director/horticulture
play space for children. approached on comfortable agent.
Horseshoes and bocce ball pathways: The plants range To make a reservation, call
equipment are nearby. A nearby from a rare Ashe magnolia to Schutt at 261-0987 or Jordi at
workshop provides the rest- Florida privet and' Walter's (904) 879-1019, or email rljor-
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30-mile hike builds
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On the Appalachian Trail are Boy Scouts frori Troop 89 including, seated from left,
David Beal, Will Minasi, Jack Cole and Matthew Gaus. Standing, first row from left,
are Greg Eberwine, Josh Gaus, Chris Matricia and Steve McElroy; second row, Curtis
Gaus and Dan Matricia.
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Boy Scout dad Curtis Gaus
was excited to have the oppor-
tunity to spend five days in the
mountains 'with his two sons,
Joshua and Matthew, over their
-The trio took part in a 30-
mile backpacking trip from
Dicks Creek Gap to Hogpen
Gap on the Appalachian Trail in
Georgia along with six other
boys and two adults. Scout
Troop #89 left Fernandina
Saturday, March 31 and
returned Thursday, April 5.
"Physically, the first couple
of days went well for me, blit by
the fourth day, I started to get
pretty' tired and sore," said
Gaus, adding that he and his
sons were disappointed not to
see any wildlife during their
"Well, there was that one
snake under a rock," said Scout
Greg Eberwine, 15.
"The mountain views were
awesome and it was a nice
change in scenery from the
Florida landscape. The worst
part was the body aches and
pains from the hike," said Gaus.
Younger bodies also felt the
effects of carrying 30-pound
backpacks while hiking steep
"I personally felt fatigued at
the end of the 7.5-mile days,"
said David Beal, 13. "I think the
adults went to sleep about as
soon as they pitched their tents.
And then the snoring started."
The troop chartered a 15-
passenger van that towed a trail-
er carrying all their gear. Each
Scout packed clothes, three
liters of water, a sleeping bag,
tent and food.
"Some people brought self-
dehydrated food, some bought
pre-dehydrated and others
brought MREs (Mdals Ready
to Eat)," said Beal.
The group's only major
calamity was being caught in a
rainstorm with hail, lightning
"We had just received our
re-supply from the van on
Tuesday and started hiking up
the hill. First it was black clouds
and then it started pouring
rain," said Eberwine. "Then a
lot of pebble-sized hail came
and we ran about a mile and a
half to the nearest shelter but
there were already about 15
people in there so we had to
In keeping with their "be
prepared" motto, the Scouts
had. packed their clothes in
water-resistant plastic bags and
everyone had ponchos and
backpack covers at the ready.
Eberwine said one of the
things he'll remember most is
"the stench" resulting from
being on the trail for five days
with no shower.,
"But really, I think we
learned better skills.a a unit
"You're out there in the mid-
dle of nowhere hiking up moun-
tains and stuff and if .you get
hurt, you might have hours
before medical assistance can
Boy Scouts Chris Matricia and WUI Minasi demonstrate
one of the basic tenets of scouting, obtaining pure water,
top. David Beal and Greg Eberwine have plenty of sto-
ries to tell after a 30-mile backpacking trip.
come but you're part of nature
when you're up on the trail. I
mean, there's signal up there
but you're away from civiliza-
tion," said Beal. "It's nice being
out there. It's good to just dis-
Beal said the highlight for
him was being at the top of the
mountain after the steep hike.
"You could see for miles on
end. It was awesome."
Melissa Eberwine believes
the hike was very beneficial for
"It was a great opportunity
for Gregory to be away from
the compute' and Internet; and
all the things that he could have
done on spring break just sit-
ting at home. Just to take the
opportunity to gelt away from
it all and be with boys. He has
three sisters, so Scouts has
been a great outlet for him to be
with other guys."
Leigh Coulter Beal, David's
mom, agreed, saying, "It
impressed me that the boys
came up with solutions to prob-
lems without the adults telling
them what to do. Souts, espe-
cially this troop, is about letting
the boys be the leaders and the
problem solvers. For instance,
when they were in the middle of
that storm, David texted his
dad the coordinates to make,
sure there were no tornadoes
coming and I wouldn't have
thought of that."
Scoutmaster Dr. Dan
Matricia is very proud of his
"The trip brought out the
best in these young men and it
is evident that those who earn,
the backpacking merit badge
have proven they have the abil-
ity, strength and endurance to
do great things and become
Matricia says the Scouts
learned valuable outdoor skills
including identifying and
obtaining pure water, cooking,
carrying backpacks up and
down the mountains and map
reading, all of which are basic
tenets of scouting.
'"The highlight of' fthe''trip,
for me, was finishing and just
knowing I could basically keep
up with these strong 'young
Scouts. My belief in the impor-
tance of scouting was renewed
as I realized those scouting
skills I learned long ago still
served me well when put to the
test presented by this strenuous
trip." said Matricia.
The next trip for the Scouts
will be summer camp in
The Fernandina Beach
Rotary Club has sponsored
Troop 89 for 75 years. Any boy
between the ages of 11 and 17
may inquire about scouting by
contacting Matricia at 277-9611
or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or
they can visit a Boy Scout meet-
ing on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at
the Scout Hut next to Central
Park or visit www.scouting.org.
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Mama's got a
brand new phone
The last time I went out of town, my poor
spouse endured a major automotive catas-
trophe on the way home from the airport.
Without his own cell phone, the number for
my cell phone or our auto travel card, he
ended up in a hotel waiting for the closest
auto repair shop to open the next morning.
In preparation for my most recent trip, I
bought him a cell phone so we could avoid
communication gaps. But when I unpacked
the device and saw all the bells and whistles
it. had, I decided keep it for myself and let
the spouse use my old one.
I was delighted with this
exciting new toy, which not
only performs basic com-
munication functions but
also takes pictures and
videos and provides
Internet access. The phone
also has a built-in stop-
watch, alarm clock and
note saver. You can even
,NEWS .. play solitaire on itoAnd all
ROOM this for less than 20 bucks?
I quickly called the cell
.-... phone company and went
HeatherA. through the process of
switching my service from
Perry the old phone to the new
This procedure involved the shipment of
a new sim card for the old phone. Think of it
as the identification chip.
I rattled off my address, hoping this criti-
cal piece of communication equipment
would arrive before I left for my trip so I
could install it before I left. No way I wanted
to talk the spouse through it over the land-
line while I was away. Let's just say he's even
more gadget-challenged than me.
Then I sat down and attempted to edu-
cate myself on the new phone's functions by
reading through the booklet Unfortunately,
some of the information required to make
the phone work was not included.
For example, when setting up my con-
tacts, no matter how many times I clicked
the button to add, it kept saying, "No con-
tacts." I know there are no contacts; I'm try-
ing to enter them now.
Failure to follow the appropriate setup
sequence left me hopelessly mired in a loop.
Once I made it through this web of confu-
sion, I wanted to text my kids to show off my
new phone, but unless I could find the
spacebar, there would be no texting for me.
After trying every button on the phone, I
gave up and carried the phone to the com-
puter. In a forum on the company's website,
I found my answer. The spacebar is on the
zero key. Why didn't I think of that?
By the time I returned from my trip, I
had mastered the new phone. My son, the
gadget guru, had ample time to instruct me
on its use between flights.
I just hope my husband remembers to
take his cell phone with him when he leaves.
the house from now on!
Heather A. Perry is a reporter at the
Nassau County Commissioners:
Danny Leeper, District 1-Femandina Beach,
261-8029 (h), 430-3868 (cel),
Steve Kelley, District 2-Amelia Island, Nassauville,
O'Neil, 277-3948 (h), 556-0241 (cell), email:
Stacy Johnson, District 3-Yulee, 583-2746 (cell),
Barry Holloway, District 4- Hilliard, Bryceville,
Boulogne, 879-3230 (h), 753-1072 (cell),,
Waiter J. Boatright, Disirict 5-Callahan,
879-2564 (h), 753-0141 (cell), "
email: email@example.com '
City of Fernandina Beach Commissioners:
Mayor Arlene FIlkoff: 583-8629 (cell)
Vice Mayor: Jeff Bunch: 206-9401 (cell)
Tim Poynter: 415-6533 (cell) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlie Corbett: 583-1767 (cell) email: email@example.com
Sarah Pelican: 4.2-8644 (cell) email: spelican@Ibfl.org
He's wild about roadside eats
G rape Nuts is my cereal of choice, The
late Euell Gibbons said the crunchy
nuggets are good for a person, and 1
believed him. My wife said she'd just
as soon eat pea gravel from the roadside.
Gibbons also said that yarrow is healthful.
It makes a nice tea and is considered to be a
love charm. If the federal government hears
about its charming powers, however, the FDA
will step in and require that buyers register, as
My wife loves this plant. She had yarrow in
her flowerbed at one time, but I cut it down
with a weed whacker. I thought it was a weed.
)Older and somewhat wiser, I know now that
love comes in many forms. Sometimes it looks
like a weed.
I learned a little about plants from the late
Marie Mellinger, who led nature lovers
through hills and valleys, naming practically
every plant as she went. She wrote a book,
Roadside Rambles, a guide for folks brave
enough to eat wild edibles. I keep it in our tiny
reading room for quick reference.
Speaking of wild edibles, my daddy said he
broke his arm eating breakfast during the
Great Depression. He fell out
of a persimmon tree.
/ W We have a persimmon
t ree in our yard, just in case.
S II looked dead a few years
ago, but miraculously rose
again, like a phoenix from
the ashes. The fruit is edible
but not very tasty; even the
(logs won't eat it. But it's
FROM another form of love, grow-
THE ing outside our kitchen win-
OFFICE I remember stomping
maypops when I was a boy. I
.- .- thought that was their only
Phil purpose: to be popped. But
Marie's book suggests you
Hludgins slice them and simmer for
five minutes. Strain, add lemon juice and sugar
and serve over ice with lemon slices and mint.
Maypops, by the way, come from the passion-
flower vine, but don't tell Uncle Sam.
ntnd then you have blackberries and their
first cousin, dewberries. I don't have to tell
you how much love is packed into blackber-
ries. When Earl Palmer's Uncle Ralph
Deaton died, one of his relatives walked
around his casket three times while toting a
blackberry cobbler and, sure enough, Uncle
Ralph didn't sit up. So they closed the casket
and buried him. They weren't being cute or
cruel. They were just following Ralph's
Two other wild edibles, hips and haws -
not to be confused with hems and haws, which
is what politicians specialize in will enhance
your mood, in case you're in a bad one.
They're used for tea and syrups and can be
candied for special treats. Hips come from
roses, haws from hawthorn trees. Use one or .
the other. Ingesting hips and haws at the same
time might cause your mood to overswing.
So there. I've given you a short lesson on
some lovely edibles found in the hills and val-
leys and on roadsides.
For convenience, though, you might try
Grape Nuts. Or pea gravel.
Phil Hudgins is the senior editorfor
Community Newspapers Inc., the media compa-
ny that owns the News-Leader
I thoroughly enjoyed the evening
of Friday, April 13. Joey and Jeanie
played their instruments and pre-
sented a superb blend of Christian,
gospel and contemporary pieces.
The two performers even shared
uplifting accounts of how they min-
ister to people on an ongoing basis.
They presented a clean concert with
some old favorites as well as sever-
al newer works. They had three CDs
for sale and are getting ready to
soon present a fourth CD for their
Two of my favorite tunes include
the "Gospel Train" and "Down To
The River To Pray." There was
something offered for every listen-
er present. Several patrons also sang
to the tunes they recognized. It was
a lovely night at the Betty P Cook
Center in Yulee. The night was cool,
but the courtyard offered some pro-
tection from the wind and the
evening was quite comfortable. We
came prepared with chairs and
sweaters. There was popcorn,
lemonade and cookies free of
I would recommend this venue
for future concerts and look forward
to the fall season when the concerts
begin again. This is an activity good
for all ages. I hope that even more
people are drawn to these concerts
and look forward to participating in
the future. Thank,you to the spon-
sors as well; the FSCJ Nassau
Center, the News-Leader and the
Nassau County Record for a great
Kudos are in order for Beano
Roberts regarding his work on the
return of some symbol of normalcy
to the lighting issue for Centre
Street. His individual efforts deserve
recognition for their simplicity in
making Centre Street as distinctive
as it once was. And, he has done it
without the involvement of the city
commission or the expenditure of
"Voitian" sums for little or no return.
The $44,000 spent on up light-
ing under the, thankfully ended,
term of Nan Voit's responsibility for
downtown was more waste than
light. It showed no appreciation for
the work done by those in the past.
in addressing the appearance of the
downtown and historic district and
proved the ignorance in putting peo-
ple in charge of projects for which
they have no training,.expertise or
The two trees between Fifth and
Sixth Streets lit at Mr. Roberts own
expense, and with his assistance, by
Rex Lester and the talented city
employees under his direction are a
welcome addition to the downtown
Mr. Roberts is now taking it upon
himself to raise private funds to
return the proper lighting to our
beautiful trees. Paired with the
efforts of the city's maintenance
department downtown is once again
becoming an inviting area to walk,
shop and socialize as proven by the
TAYLOR JONES/EL NUEVO DIK
throngs along Centre Street and in
the shops and restaurants during
this spring season.
We can only hope that the
change in direction following the
change of leadership following
the last elections will continue
and that our fair village will contin-
ue to improve in appearance as the
efforts of individuals like Mr.
Roberts bring back the sheen to our
jewel of a home. If other groups
would make similar efforts without
burdening the taxpayers, their
dreams could also come true with-
out increasing our tax burdens -
locally known as franchise fees -
and borrowing monies for every
desire they have.
Thank you, Beano!
John Joseph Cascone
There's an illegal speed trap in
Nassau County on US 17 on the
Florida side of the Blue Bridge. How
do I know? I got a ticket for going 44
mph in what is clearly posted a 45
The trooper stated it's 35 mph
in front of the weigh station when it's
clearly posted 45 mph. To make mat-
ters worse I work in Jacksonville
and I live in Kingsland and I see her
handing out tickets in the same spot
on a regular basis.
It bothers me so much I went
back, took photos and am going to
court to dispute the ticket. I just
wonder how many other people got
tickets they didn't deserve.
Ifyou're going to give out tickets
at least know what the actual speed
Where's the outrage?
On November 26, 2011, FAMU
Drum Major Robert Champion was
beaten to death on a band bus after
a FAMU football game in what was
called "a hazing incident" The victim
was a young black male student and
all the students on the bus were
The incident has been deter-
mined to be "a homicide."An inves-
tigation by U.S. Attorney
Christopher Chestnut determined
that at least 17 people engaged in
hazing on the bus that afternoon.
For a brief period of time, there was
a move to suspend the president of
FAMU, pending a formal investiga-
tion, however, that was determined
to "be detrimental to the image of
the university.' To date, no one has
been charged, arrested or indicted.
Why haven't Jessie Jackson, Al
Sharpton, the New Black Panther
Party, the NAACP and thousands
of people rallied in the streets and
demanded justice for Robert
,Champion and his family? Where's
the outrage over the death of a
young black man? Need I say more?
Our fish and our future
When they came for the red
snapper I didn't worry because I
was not a bottom fisherman. When
they come for the king mackerel
and dolphin I'll not worry because
I fish inshore. When they come for
the redfish and sea trout or even
whiting I will not be bothered
because I fish for largemouth bass.
When they come for the bass I will
turn a blind 4ye because "they"
would never do that and besides,
I'm a hunter. But when they came
for my guns and I could hunt no
-longer, I couldn't understand just
how they ever gained that much
Wake up sportsmen and con-
cerned citizens! Many of our local
fish species including shellfish are
already severely restricted and set
to be made off limits permanently,
including grouper, sea bass and
snapper all staples for our table,
small businesses and sporting
enjoyment. Call your representa-
tives and let them know that we will ,
not be denied our right to catch and
consume a reasonable amount of
our local seafood. (Sen. Bill Nelson
at (202) 224-5274 and Sen. Marco
Rubio at (202) 224-3041 need to
know that we need. their help..
It would also be good to know
the position of Mitt Romney, a prob;
able Republican presidential candi-
date and governor of Massachu-
setts, which is a coastal and
his-torically fishing oriented state. It
appears that the current adminis-
tration in Washington is not opposed
to the direction we are headed in
regards to catching and consuming
our local seafood are you?
Captain Jim Wormhoudt
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Barnabas Center Board of Directors and staff
extended thanks to our volunteers during
National Volunteer Week. Their dedication is
inspiring as they work to improve lives here in
Nassau County More than 200 volunteers donate
overl10,000 hours of service each year to help)
their neighbors in need. I
National Volunteer Week was established in
1974 and has grown each year to recognize the
priceless time and support given to help make
communities strong by meeting challenges and
Barnabas services include operating a crisis
center and food pantry, Samaritan medical pro-
gram, low-cost dental program and New to You
We could not deliver these services wilhoutl
our volunteers, who have been will us through
our 25 years of connecting people in crisis situ-
ations with the hell) they need.
Wanda J. l.anier
Special OlympicsTorch Run
Once again the Fernandina Beach 'Police
Department was proud to participate in the
Florida law Enforcement Torch Run benefiting
The Torch Run, held' on April 3, began at
Seaside Park on Sadler Road and ended at the
Publix Supermarket. Runners from the Special
Olympics carried the torch the entire distance
and were also supported by runners, walkers and
skateboarders, to include Mayor Arlene Filkoff,
agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement
Administration, Amelia Island Runners, friends
of the Pipeline Surf Shop and several other city
The torch was handed off to the Nassau
County Sheriff's Office and will be carried by law
enforcement all over the slate in support oIf
The Fernandina Beach Police Department
also collected donations for Special Olympics
during a "Bagging for Bucks" event at the
Fernandina Beach Publix, collecting more than
$1,200 during the two events.
In addition to Putblix, a strong supporter
of Special Olympics, a special thank you to
the following people who participated in this
Mayor Arlene Filkoff; Special Olympic Swim
Coach Kirk Mitchell and Special Olympic ath-
letes Tommy Caperton, Kristopher Mitchell and
Emma Venerdi; Rob and Melissa Ruy, owners,
Pipeline Surf Shop, and Bradley Dunham, Zach
Church, Jarrod Kaylor, Jesse Chapman, Lucas
Duggan and Skyler DeBerry of Pipeline Surf
Shop; Bryce Hall of YMS; John McBrearty of
Amelia Island Runners Club, FBPD and DEA
officers Bowen, Baughman, Spears, Aponte,
Gayle, Voege and Johns; FBPD Capts. Foxworth
and Bishop, Lt. Bradley, C.O. Steve Minahan,
Sgts. Sturges and Hepler, detectives Peake,
Haney, Scott and Smith and officers Hernandez;
Simmons, Filkoff, Gothard and Arseneau; FBPD
PAC members Susan Hurley, John Bertsch, Fred
Giltmire, Ken I/oper, Don McFadyen, Mary
Ruark and Jan Warren; and the Fernandina
Beach Fire Department.
James Hurley, Chief
Fernandina Beach Police Department
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
FRIDAY. APRIL. 20. 2012/NEws-LEADER
B brother "eremiah The event is designed to
Mitchell believes the cross t he lies of race and
saved as well as the denomination for the pl)Ipose of
unsaved will be corn- praising "our God" together.
pulled to come when they hear Representatives from a seven
the songs of Zion ringing different churches will sing,
throughout the community as speak, dance and lead an
the body of believers gather for extraordinary event featuring:
Gospel Extravaganza Festival, Edward Waters Concert Choir;
"an awesome afternoon of Solid Rock Church of God by
praise, worship and dance," on Faith: New Beginnings Church ,
Saturday at St. Peter's Episcopal of God; Greater Fernandina
Church, 801 Atlantic Ave. Beach Church of God; Elm "P
"We, as believers, set the Street Church of God by Faith; ,..
example for our community La PrometidaThe Trumpeter
because there is unity in com- for Christ; Zion Hope E
munity," said Mitchell. Missionary Baptist; Charlene
Davis; GFBCOG Dancers: S
W Shelby Crews; and Southeast
"Gospel Extravaganza has
become the newest island festi-
-p val and is strongly supported by
j -. "i city and county residents," said E
executive director Brother
SJeremiah Mitchell J:. "Mayor
Arlene Filkoff will attend and
S.'' continue the tradition of issuing
a proclamation declaring the
day as Gospel Extravaganza
Festival l)ay." C
The event is free.
'. Concessions will be available.
LoA)ve offerings accepted.
S Courtyard opens at 1:30 p.m.,
SUBMvITlrD event begins at 3 p.m.
Bryan Tomlinson, "The For more information con-
Trumpeter for Christ," tact Brother Jeremiah Mitchell
,performs at last year's at 225-8679 or 583-9311 or email
Arts Nassau forum
Arts and Culture Nassau
.will present Building A
'Better Board, an informa-
tional community forum on
:Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m. to
:noon, at the Amelia Island
:Museum of History, 233 S.
Third St. in Fernandina
This event was originally
scheduled for March 17, but
it was postponed due to the
passing of Jan Davis.
Fernandina Beach resi-
dent Robert Bolan, a long-
time nonprofit organizational
consultant, will host the
-event, which will be free and
open to the public. Bolan,
who holds a PhI) in higher
education and business from
the University of Southern
California, will focus on how
to efficiently fund and struc-
ture organizations via the
use of talented and experi-
enced community leaders.
In addition to serving as
an interim CEO for dozens
of organizations, Bolan has
assisted boards of directors
with governance reviews
and strategic planning
throughout his career.
Arts and Culture Nassau
Chairman Mike Spino
encourages officers and
members from all local arts
and nonprofit organizations,
to attend and bring ques-
tions. "We are excited to be
able to utilize Mr. Bolan's
expertise for this forum, and
we know he will provide
important information for
all," Spino added.
Deadline for wedding Information and photos Is 3 p.m. Tuesday prior
to publication Friday. Call the News-Leader at 261-3696 for Informatlon.
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Gospel Extravaganza Festival
on Amelia Island
St. Peters Episcopal Church
801 Atlantic Avenue
Saturday, AprYl 21st Doors Open at 1:30pm
ltiva, strts at 3..'OOpm
rticipa1thg Praise and WorsQpL.
Sdward Waters Concert Choir
Solid Rock Church of God By Faith
tow Beginnings Church of God
Greater Fernandina Beach of God
Elm St Church of God By Faith
The Trumpeter for Christ
:ion Hope Missionary Baptist
Minister Unda Poterson
Shelby Crews Music
ioutheat Community Church
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The Plantation Artists' Guild &
Gallery, located in the Omni Amelia
Island Plantation Spa & Shops at 94
Amelia Village Circle, presents a spe-
cial exhibit of art celebrating the Isle
of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival
through May 12. The gallery is open
Wednesday through Saturday from
11 a.m.-4 p.m., with a special show
,offered every Saturday through April
at March Burrette at the Spa &
Shops. Call tne gallery at 432-1750.
The Jekyll Island Arts Association
will exhibit the show "Fusion," a
unique, dynamic synergy of creative
photography by Ann Kemp and mas-
terful fused glasswork by Denise
Murphy, both Femandina Beach
artists. The show will be in the
Goodyear Gallery on Riverside Drive,
Jekyll Island, Ga. from May 1-31,
with an opening reception on May 6
from 1-3 p.m. The public is invited.
"Change Your Life Through
Consciousness, Compassion and
Creativity," presented by Martha
Bennett, MA, will be held today, April
27, May 11,18 and 25 4rom 7-9 p.m.
at the Island Art Association
Education Center, 18 N. Second St.
Bennett received her MA in psy-
chology from the University of West
Georgia and is certified by the Hako-
mi Institute in Boulder, Colo., as a
body-centered psychotherapist. She
also teaches at UNF in the Osher
Lifelong Learning Institute program.
Fee for the series is $200. Contact
Bennett .at 557-5951.
Island Art events
April workshops and events at the
Island Art Association Education
Center, 18 N. Second St., include:
Portrait, 7-9 p.m. April 24, 9:30
a.m.-noon, contact Paul Massing,
*Thursday Morning Painters, 8:30
a.m.-12:30 p.m., contact Gretchen
Photographers group mebts 7
p.m. the fourth Thursday of the
Free Childrens' Art Classes, April
28. Sign-up required. Contact Diane
Hamburg, 261-9229, or the gallery,
Storytelling with Linocut, Anne
Howden, April 23, 9 a.m.-noon, con-
tact Anne, 261-8193.
For a complete schedule or to
rent the Education Center visit
www.islandart.org or call 261-7020.
.Z Marine Corps Pvt.
Alexander C. Jennings, son of
Tammy Williams of Yulee
and Jay Williams of Yulee,
recently completed 12 weeks
of basic training at Marine
Corps Recruit Depot, Parris
Island, S.C., designed to chal-
lenge new Marine recruits
both physically and mentally.
Jennings and fellow
recruits began their training
at 5 a. m., by running three
miles and performing calis-
thenics. In addition to the
physical conditioning pro-
gram, Jennings spent numer-
ous hours in classroom and
field assignments, which
included learning first aid,
uniform regulations, combat
water survival, marksman-
ship, hand-to-hand combat
and assorted weapons train-
ing. They performed close,
order drill and operated as a
small infantry unit during field
Jennings and other
recruits also received instruc-
tion on the Marine Corps'
core values honor, courage
and commitment and what
the core values mean in guid-
ing personal and professional
Jennings and fellow
recruits ended the training
phase with The Crucible, a 54-
hour, team evolution culminat-
ing in an emotional ceremony
in which recruits are present-
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ed the Marine Corps Emblem
and addressed as "Marines"
for the first time in their
Navy Seaman Appren-
tice Edward W. Vail, III, a 2008
graduate of Fernandina Beach
High School, 'Fernan-dina
Beach, was recently promoted
to his current rank upon grad-
uation from recruit training at
Recruit Training Command,
Great Lakes, I11.
Vail received the early pro-
motion for outstanding per-
formance during all phases of
the training cycle. Training
included classroom study and
practical instruction on naval
customs, first aid, firefighting,
water safety and survival and
shipboard and aircraft safety.
An emphasis was also placed
on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations." This
exercise gives recruits the
skills and confidence they
need to succeed in the fleet.
"Battle Stations" is de-
signed to galvanize the basic
warrior attributes of sacrifice,
dedication, teamwork and
endurance in each recruit
through the practical applica-
tion of basic Navy skills and
the core values of honor,
courage and commitment. Its
distinctly "Navy" flavor was
designed to take into account
what it means to be a sailor.
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Glimpse of Cuba
past and present
The Center for Lifelong Learning in
Nassau, the Amelia Island Museum of History
and the Florida State College Betty P Cook
Center invite the public to a glimpse inside
the fundamental changes taking place in our
enigmatic neighbor to the south, Cuba.
A seminar entitled, Cuba: The Island's Past
and Present, will be held in Burns hall at St.
Peter's Church on Saturday, April 28, from 11
a.m. until 2 p.m. The event is free and open to
The program will start with a one hour
illustrated overview of Cuba presented by
Peter Johnson, a retired State Department
official. He visited Cuba in 2011 and just
recently returned from another visit. He
teaches the Great Decisions course annually
for the Center for Lifelong Learning.
A panel discussion, moderated by Peter
Johnson, will take place after lunch. Panelists
include Antonio Zamora, a leading Miami
lawyer who specializes in international law
with an emphasison Cuba, and Tessie Aral,
the CEO of ABC Travel, a major travel agency
who speciaRlies in travel to Cuba. Audience
questions are encouraged.
Light refreshments (drinks and cookies)
will be provided by the Center for Lifelong
Learning in Nassau. Fernandina Deli will be '
selling Cuban sandwiches and chips on site
for $7. Advance reservations are appreciated.
Please call 548-4432 to reserve your seat and,
if desired, order lunch.
Upcoming drop dates for The Second
Harvest food distribution program for Nassau
County are as follows:
Monday, April 30, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Yulee
United Methodist Church, 86003 Christian
Way, Yulee. Second Harvest partner on-site:
First Baptist Church of Yulee, Nancy Johnson/
Herman White. Contact Phil St Laurent.at 261-
7000, ext. 107 or Nancy Johnson at 225-5570.
Monday, May 7, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Peck
Center Auditorium, 516 South 10th St.,
Fernandina Beach. Contact Phil St. Laurent at
261-7000, ext. 107.
Thursday, May 17, 12:30-3:30 p.m., First
Baptist Church of Callahan, 45090 Green Ave.,
Callahan. Second Harvest partner on-site:
Crossroads Family Worship Center, Debbie
Irish. Contact Phil St. Laurent at 261-7000, ext.
.107 or Debbie Irish at (904) 879-1833.
Monday, May 21, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Yulee
United Methodist Church, 86003 Christian
Way, Yulee. Second Harvest partner on-site:
First 'B'atist'Church ofYulee, NanI', '
Johnson/Herman White. Contact Phil St.
Laurent at 261-7000, ext. 107 or Nancy Johnson
The Hunger Coalition of Nassau County is
a recently revived effort to meet the fresh food
needs of local individuals and families. It is
working with Second Harvest to provide food
distribution in Fernandina Beach, Callahan
and Yulee. To date the coalition has held six
mobile pantry events and served more than
1,500 people. The coalition is made up of non-
profits, churches, and volunteers from all over
Pastor Carlos Serrano
Pastor Clifford Johnson
FRIDAY. APRIiL 20.2012/News-Leader
As a kid, my great Uncle Frank
and Aunt Maddy owned a ski lodge
in Stowe, Vt. As a kid, one night I .
had the privilege of helping them
serve dinner to their guest. The fact
that I was so young around 10 -
and that they were willing to let me
handle something so important -
their guest marked me in a
way I'll always remember. Just last
week, my great Aunt Maddy passed
On a recent visit to my Uncle
Terry's fishing store on Centre
Street, he and I remembered Aunt
Maddy and all that she meant to our
family. It was then that he showed
me one of his prize possessions, a
cross-stitched wall hanging made by
her especially for him. Knowing his
deep love for fishing, she used her
special skill to stitch some words
that hang on his office wall to this
day. This is what it says:
I pray that I may toil to fish
Until my dying day
And when it comes to my last cast
When in the Lord's great landing net
And peacefidully asleep
That I be judged big enough to keep
It wasn't until I was leaving
Uncle Terry's store that the signifi-
cance of the words hit me. As some-
one who loves to fish myself, and
knows the importance of measuring
fish to be sure they're legal to keep,
the idea of God measuring us at the
end of our lives became ever so
Now for those of you who enjoy
fishing, you know what the term
"slot fish" is all about. As it is with
ing and measuring up
l11many species, it's around long enough to know that not sure if those who've passed on
not just how big a God, too, has a slot within which get to read small-town newspapers,
fish is that deter- He's decided to mneasLure each of us but I feel confident, if they do, my
mines if you can at the end of our days. On the one Aunt Maddy has read this one, and
keel) it or not, but hand, He wants to know that we are in her rather feisty style has issued a
also how small; small enough, in our own eyes, to loud "Amen!"
hence the term see our need for Him. "For God so loved the world, that
"the slot." For On the other hand, He wants to He gave His only begotten Son, that
instance, to keep a know that we're big enough to take whosoever believes in Him should
redfish, it has to be responsibility for where we are, and not perish, but have everlasting life.
PULPIT between 18-27 inch- to lay hold of the gracious provision For God sent not His Son into the
NOTES es. Anything small- He has made for us all by sending world to condemn the world; but that
... er, or bigger, has to His Son to die for our sins. the world through Him might be
be let go. When I According to the Bible, His regula- saved." (ohn 3:16-17)
Pastor began considering tions manual, those two'measure- "For whosoever exalts himself
Rob Goyete. that, the message ments will determine whether we're shall be abased; and he that humbles
behind Aunt keepers or not. himself shall be exalted." (Luke
Maddy's cross-stitched metaphor As for me, I stand forever grateful 14:11)
only spoke the louder. for the family God has given me. It's Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Though I by no means consider clear, without them, I wouldn't be Living Waters World Outreach Center
myself a biblical scholar, I've been who I am today. A bit to the side, I'm firstname.lastname@example.org
The Jewish Community of
Amelia Island/Nassau plans
to hold monthly Shabbat serv-
* ices if locations can be con-
firmed for May, June, Septem-
ber, October and November.
Hosts may choose the date
that is most convenient and
decide whether to have a
potluck for dinner or dessert
only. If Friday night doesn't
work, a Havdalah service may
be hosted on Saturday night
instead. If you are able to
accommodate 15-20 people
and are willing to host servic-
es in your home, contact
Debbie Price at 310-6060 or
The Tri-City Interdenomi-
national Ministerial Alliance
presents "Spring Revival
2012" with a theme of "Come
Now and Let Us Reason
Together" through April 22.
Guest speaker will be Dr.
Wallace J. Sibley, secretary
general of the Church of God
in Cleveland, Tenn. Dates are
7:30 p.m. tonight at Refuge
Center Church of God, at
1348 East 4th St., Jacksonville;
and 5 p.m. April 22 at 502, ,
MLKJr. Drive in-Baldwin.
Sponsors are Bishop Willie
Franklin, president; Dr.
Charles E. Wilson, vice presi-
dent; and the Rev. Henry
Jordan, coordinator. The pub-
lic is invited. For information,
call (352) 348-8141.
The "Willie Mae Glover
Praise in the Park" spring fes-
tival will be held April 21 at 10
a.m. at the Howard Gilman
waterfront park in downtown
St. Marys, Ga. Glover was a
minister of music in the
Fernandina area for over 10
The community event will
feature a free concert, free
games for kids of all ages, a
blood drive, vendors and
more. For information or to
volunteer contact Kenyatta
Compton at (678) 621-9019 or
Christ-Like Youth and
Teen Ministry will host a
Prophetic Encounter Youth
Explosion at 5 p.m. April 22 at
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
Call for singers
The local observance of
the 2012 National Day of
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, music minister at
Amelia Baptist Church, is the
musical director. Interested
singers are invited to attend a
rehearsal at Amnelia Baptist
Church from 5-6 p.m. April 22.
liilt.rest-d singers should con-
tact Allen Lennon at 261-8799
or allenlennon@ comcast.net
so he can obtain adequate
copies of the music.
The Rev. Betty Sikking of
the Unity Spiritual Enrich-
ment Center of Jacksonville
will hold a class/service at the
Board of Realtors building,
910 South 14th St., at 7 p.m.
the last Wednesday of each
month, starting April 25, to
help establish a Unity Church
locally. For information call
Chris Dillon at 310-6502 or
Marchia Brown at 415-0822.
Springhilf 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
Meals are served on the
fourth Thursday of each
month. The church also deliv-
ers meals to those who caniiot
come. On the day of the meal
if possible, anyone attending,
or needing a meal delivered,
should call 261-4741, ext 1 10
in advance. For information,
call Robyn Stuckey at 583-
On April 28 the youth min--
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 lop three par-
ticipants that raise the most
money. Contact Panm Albertie
for registration packages, to
volunteer or to give tax-
deductible donations. Make
checks payable to Solid Rock
YBC Food Pantry
Yulee Baptist Church Food
Pantry, 85971 Harts Road in
Yulee, is open to everyone to
assist with food needs. Hours
are Tuesday from 6:30-8:30
p.m. and Wednesday and
Thursday from 2-4 p.m. For
information call 225-5128.
Harbor Shores Ministries
is a nonprofit organization
that reaches out to needy fam-
ilies in the local community. It
accepts tax-deductible dona-
tions to help local needs. Your
items may be given to a family
in need or liquidated to supply
food, clothes, furniture, etc.
Call 225-0963 to schedule
your items to be picked up.
Memorial gardens now at
First Presbyterian Church
I'or rhi Nevs l.cader
l'irst Presbyterian Church
of Fernandina Beach has
completed phase one of its
The columbarium and
garden provide a place for
interring and memorializing
church members and their
Given a small site on a
small, unused piece of church
property, the columbarium
committee along with
Columbarium Designs, Inc.
worked to develop a beautiful,
peaceful setting for prayer
iand( meditation. Iiical paving
company, Imnetry, installed
ihe beautifull brick pavers and
Janice Bratches of (Outdoor
Rooms pulled the project
together with her landscap-
ing techniques. ?
Phase one of the project
has 90 niches, a fountain and
benches. There is a granite
tribute tower where names
of loved ones of members of
First Presbyterian Church
may be placed on bronze
plIquIcs. \VWheln needed, the
church will complete phase
two of the master plan, which
will include more niche walls
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First Presbyterian Church will hold a formal dedication
of its new columbarium between services at 10:40 a.m.
on Sunday, April 29.
and seating areas.
With,the rapid increase in
Ihe choice of cremation.
churches have unusual oppor-
tunities to return to the tradi-
tional ministry of church inter-
ment and provide a lasting
memorial for family and friends.
There will be a formal dedi-
cation of the columbarium
between services at 10:40 a.m.
on Sunday, April 29.
Day of Prayer service Thursday
The 2012 National Day of Prayer service in Northrop (Retired 2011) of the Special
our community will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. Operations Command based at MacDillAFB in
at First Baptist Church, 1600 South Eighth St. Tampa. Since 2007 Northrop has served con-
This interdenominational service is a part of currently the United States Special Operations
the 61st annual nationwide observance of the Command and the Army Reserve Medical
National Day of Prayer. A community chorus Command. He has had a distinguished career
comprising singers from several local church- in the military and in civilian ministry in Virginia
es and the Nassau Community Band will pro- and Florida, interrupted by two calls to -active
vide the music. Pre-service music will start at duty beginning on Sept 11, 2001.
6:45 p.m. Veterans and active duty personnel will be
The 2012 theme is "Blessed is the nation recognized and are especially encouraged to
whose God is the Lord" Psalm 33:12. Keynote attend. For information contact Norm Purdue
speaker will be Army Chaplain (COL) Edward at 206-0588 or email@example.com
Sunday School ..............................9:30 am
Sunday Worship....................1.....10:45 atn
Wednesday AWANA.................... 6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ................6:30 pm
941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL32034
This space available.
Call one of our
AD-visors to help you
reserve this space for
your upcoming events
or weekly services.
Call 261-3696 and
ask for Candy, Christy
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Traditional FamilyWorhip....... t30am& 11am
ContenporaryWorahip ...9:45am in Maxwell Hall
Youh Breakway........9:45am in Youth Center
SunadeySchool forallages........9:45am & 11am
"Discover the Difference" at
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Hellon
Sunday Worship Service 10:3OAmn
'Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6prm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pni
Preschool and Children Activities
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Ted Schroder, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 9:15 & 11:15 am
All are Welcome
36 Bowman Road, 277-4414
Off AA at entrance to Ornni Resort
Amelia Island Plantation
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Rev. Jose Kallukalam
Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Metlodist Church
Sunday Masses 8am- 9:30am lami-12:30pm
Daily Mass 8:30am Mon., Wed., Thurs & Fri,
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6:00 pm; Holy Day 8:30 am
Confessions: Saturday 3.00prm 3:45 pm or by appt
Telephone Numbers: '
Parish OIIIce: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
S" SAT ...6:00pm
SUN ..9:30 am
' WED ..7:00 pm
& Children' Ministries
S.1. ... 321-2117
On A1A I mile west of Amelia Island
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85520 Minor Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Wolship 9:00am and 10:30am1
KidKredible Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pmr
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Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward
20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darieun K. Bollden Sr., Pastor
in llthe earr of the City
With (lie Desire to be in ihe
Ileart of All People
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Sunday Service . .10:30 am
Bible Study . . . .9:30 am
Wednesday Service... 7:00 pm
85031 Landover Drive
Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15 am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 8'00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meetin 6'30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pmn
Classes For All Age
Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All
8S971 Harts Rd., West 904.225.5128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225*0809
FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
"MORE THAN A CHURCH. WE'RE FAMILY"
OSunday School............. 9:45A.M.
Worship Service............ 10:SSA.M.
Discipleship Training .........6:00P.M.
Evening Worship ............. 60OOP.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper... 6&00P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ... 7:OOP.M.
736 Bonnievlew Road (ciCo frm Sadlir Rd.)
904-261-461S (church office)
9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM
96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Sunday Mouini Worship Serv:e 10'30 am
Sunday School 9'15 am
Sunday Evening Worship Soivico 6'00 pm
AWANA Sunday 5'00 7:00 pm
Wednesday Sorvico 7'00 pm
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
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Located at the corner
of 8th 8&Atlantlc
7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist J
8: 15 a.m. Breakfast Burns Hall V
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
11:00 a.m. Service
6 p:m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 pl.m. TAIZE 2nd Sunday
FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
"MORE THAN A CHURCH. WE'RE FAMILY"
5 Points Baptist Church
Every Wednesday Night
From 6:30pm 8:00pm
Ages: 8"-12i" Grades
Sunday Services J
Sunday Holy Communion 8:00 & 10:00 am
5th Sunday Morning Prayer -10:00 am
Sunday Children's Bible Class -10:00 am
Wednesday Holy Communion -12:15 pm
Rev.I. Michael Bowhay, Rector
1830 Lake Park Dr. (Amelia Park across fromitCA))
904.491-6082 'I a ,oll3oillyAlgt8.ioBrg
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85326 Winona Bayview Road,
Bro. Harltford Peaples, Pastor
Sunday School ....... 9:45 am
Morning Worship ..... 11:00 am
Evening Worship . .... 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer .....6:00 pm
Bible Study-Thursdays... 10:00 am
"SerVing the Lord With Gtadness"
Worship this week
at the place of your choice
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Sharing the blessings this fine store has provided
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The Pirates drew a bye
Tuesday as District 4-4A's
top seed and will be idle as
the Yulee Hornets and
West Nassau Warriors bat-
tle it out in the semifinal
game at 7 p.m. in Callahan.
The Pirates take on the
winner in the championship
game at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The Fernandina Beach
High School Pirates were
16-8 overall going into the
regular season finale at
Fleming Island Thursday.
The Pirates rebounded
from back-to-back losses to,
Bolles and Atlantic Coast
with Wednesday's 15-4 win
over Paxon "behind solid
pitching by Ryne'Casey and
Marcus Taylor," according
to Ken Roland, head base-
ball coach at Fernandina
Beach High School.
Casey is 7-1 on the
mound this season for the
Thomas Guinn had the
hot bat for the Pirates with
a pair of home runs, a dou-
ble, a single and five RBIs.
C.J. Shelton, Casey and
Marcus Taylor doubled in
runs for the Pirates. Nick
Crawford and Hunter
McKinnon drove in two
runs with singles apiece.
The Pirates lost 13-8 to
Atlantic Coast Tuesday.
Shelton (3-2) was the losing
Shelton and buinn pro-
vided the offense with
home runs for the Pirates.
Guinn had four hits in all,
inning tw,. Jdoull.-- and
a -migl MarcusT:,ylor
doubled in a run and
Brennan Beckham and
Crawford also scored runs
"We didn't play well, giv-
ing up 10 runs after two
outs," Roland said.
The Pirates struck early
April 11, scoring a run in
the first inning against the
Bolles Bulldogs. But Bolles
bit back in the top of the
third with a four-run rally.
The Bulldogs won 6-1.
The Pirates had four
hits on the. night. James
Martin had a double,
Shelton had a single and
Jeremy Taylor had a pair of
hits. Casey took the loss.
The Yulee Hornets are
1014 on the season with
back-to-back wins over Ed
White 13-0 and First Coast
"We have played the
best we played all year the
past four games," said Will
Minor, head baseball coach
at Yulee High School.
William Miller threw a
one-hit shutout Monday,
striking out five and walk-
ing three Ed White batters
in a five-inning matchup.
"Miller had his best out-
ing of the season," Minor
Zach Camp led Yulee at
the late with a trio of hits
and an RBI. Will Woods,
Randy Clark, Matt LeBlanc
and Justin Welsch had two
RBIs each. Eric Arnette
scored four times for Yulee,
which boasted a 10-hit per-
The Hornets defeated
First Coast Tuesday.
"It probably was our
biggest win of the year to
bring us to double-digit
wins on the season," Minor
said. "Chris Murdock
threw a two-hitter against a
very solid hitting team."
The Hornets collected a
season-high 12 hits, scoring
With the game knotted
at 1-1 in the seventh, Mur-
dock scored the go-ahead
on a Clark squeeze bunt
with an out and two strikes.
Camp and Woods and Mur-
dock had three hits apiece.
"We have won four in a
row and seven of the last
nine games against some
good teams," Minor said.
"We have come together as
a team and are hoping to
play as we are capable of
playing in the district tour-
FRIDAY, APRIL. 20,2012;
EWS-LLADER/FERNANDINA BEACH. FLORIDA,
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PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER
Yulee High School's girls softball team hosted the District 4-4A tournament this week. The No. 2 seed YHS Lady Hornets took on third seed
Fernandina Beach Tuesday in the lone semifinal game. Yulee won 16-0 in just three innings. Yulee's Karla Beasley hurled a no-hitter and helped
herself out at the plate with a grand slam home run, her 10th homer of the season. Teammate Hannah Pipkin had a two-run homer, knocking in
teammate Graison Murray, after her single to'left. Pipkin also doubled to left in the game. Brianna O'Neal had a triple and a single to center. Z
Sierra Mills also had a hit for the Lady Hornets, who faced top-seed West Nassau Thursday night in the district championship game. Both teams
advance to the state playoffs. Fernandina Beach was eliminated from the postseason. Alexus Blue, left, relieved Darby Lane on the mound for
FBHS. Beasley is congratulated by teammates after a grand slam home run, right top. FBHS senior catcher Cailee Crane, right.
Karla Beasley, left, threw a no-hitter Tuesday for the
Yulee Lady Hornets in their 16-0 shutout over the visit-
ing Fernandina Beach High School Lady Pirates.
Graison Murray, above, prepares to bunt for Yulee.
Below, Yulee's Becca Taylor slides into homeplate safely
as FBHS short stop Hannah Peeples tries to control the
loose ball. Darby Lane, below left, started on the mound
for the Lady Pirates. FBHS catcher Cailee Crane gets a
laugh from pitcher Alexus Blue, below left bottom.
FRIDAY, APRIL 20,. 2012 SPORTS News Leader
Yulee High School senior Audrey Boren recently signed a national letter of intent to
play softball at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville. "She is a very versatile player
who played third base last year and some of this year. However, she has played catch-
er most of the time for us this season," said Candy Hicken, YHS softball coach. Boren
is the lone senior for the Lady Hornets, a team with mostly freshmen and sophomores.
Boren hit her first home run in the preseason against Bishop Kenny. Pictured, front
row from left, are EWC Coach Ashley Walker, Boren's mother Julie Boren, Boren and
her father, Allan Boren; back row, EWC Assistant Athletic Director Stanley Cromartie
and YHS coaches Chris and Candy Hicken.
Two teams with just one
loss on the year battled on the
final day of the season for the
right to earn top seed going
into championship Saturday.
In what could possibly be the
most mistake-free game ever
played at the softball grounds
at Springhill, The Journey
Church Team One faced Cel-
ebration Baptist Church
Team Two. Just one error
was committed in the game.
Journey One got on the
scoreboard early when
Damon Rowland drove in
Brandon Taylor and Matt
Thornton. But the Pink
Gorillas answered, scoring
four runs when when B.J.
Jones, Corey Reynolds and
Robert Hess all hit doubles
and then scored. The early-
inning drive was spearheaded
by Courtney Hess; she drove
in husband Robert for the
Journey One took the lead
again with four runs as
Taylor, Thornton, Derek
Bellar and Carrington Fussell
n Two earns top seed
all scored. But in typical fash- Christwalk 14-4. Journey One
ion, Celebration answered, defeated Christwalk 17-1.
adding six runs; Robert Hess First Baptist defeated Yulee
homered for three runs and Baptist Team One 16-5. The
Adam Hilger, Sal Ortiz and Carpenters House got the win
Herman Cook all scored. over Lannie Road Baptist
Going into the seventh Church, 20-14. Journey One
inning, the score was 12-11 in defeated Lannie Road 16-10.
favor of Journey One. Cele- Springhill Baptist Church
bration's Hess family started made a hard run in the sec-
the wining drive Robert hit ond half of the season, win-
his second double on the day, ning seven of its last eight
wife Courtney drove him in to games. Saturday Springhill
tie the game and Jameson defeated Lannie Road 23-4
Hudson hit a hardliner to and Christwalk 13-8.
bring in Courtney Hess. Tonight the Family Driven
Celebration Two won 13-12. Softball League will hold its
Robert Hess was men's fourth annual banquet at the
player of the week; he hit. Springhill Family Life Center.
four-for-four with two home The Christ Fellowship Award
runs and a pair of doubles. will be presented by Herman
First Baptist Church of Cook from Celebration
Fernandina Beach defeated Baptist Church.
Five Points Baptist Church The season draws to a
16-15. Monique Collins was close Saturday; 10 teams com-
ladies player of the week after pete for the championship.
hitting four-for-nine and led Celebration Two is the No. 1
First Baptist to two victories seed; Journey One is No. 2.
on the.day. Games start at 8 a.m. with the
Journey Two defeated championship game at 5 p.m.
Journey Four 17-14 and Visit www.fdslsoftball.org.
Amelia Island Light Sport Flying Club
memberships are available for anyone with a
minimum of 200 hours PIC and who want to
fly for less than $50/hour. The AILS is a
newly-formed flying club based at Fernandina
Beach Municipal Airport.
AILS is currently in the evaluation process
to consider specific models of aircraft for club
lease and/or purchase. Become a principal
member now and be involved in this important
decision. Principal memberships are limited to
20 qualified pilots. Call Mickey Baity at 277-
8360 or Lew Eason at 491-8638 for details.
There will be a recruitment night at 6 p.m.
April 30 at Main Beach .Skate Park for all who
are interested in joining Fernandina Beach
Roller Derby. The group is recruiting skaters,
referees, non-skating officials and bench
coaches. Participants must be at least 18
years old and will be provided with the neces-
sary skills to play the fast-paced game.
Quad roller skates, wrist guards, knee and
elbow pads, helmet and mouthguard are all
required. For information, visit www.tcrm-
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. For informa-
tion, call Nathan at 225-3628 or visit
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
andboard members. Call (904) 701-4188 with
Vida Fitness will hold the annual Indepen-
dence 5K at the Omni Amelia Island Planta-
tion July 4. The 5K race will begin at 8 a.m.;
the one-mile youth fun run will begin at 9 a.m.
Start and finish are at the Racquet Park park-
ing lot next to The Verandah Restaurant. The
course meanders through the tree-canopied
resort, located at 6800 First Coast Hwy.
Prowrestling In 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 forrper 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 CCW happen-
ings visit www.ccwrestling.biz.
Elm Street Little League
Elm Street Little League is holding registra-
tion for the spring season from 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday at the MLK Center for
T-ball (ages 4-8). Cost is $25. Call President
Wayne Peterson at 753-1663.
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 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
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
and adults. Fees are $45 half day, $80 for the
full day and $75 if paid in advance by April 28.
Contact Erma Brutscher at (443) 415-1136
or EBrutscherl @comcast.net.
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
Nassau County Sports Association meets
at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday at the county build-
ing, Yulee. Call 261-1075 or 277-1609.
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.
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OUT AND ABOUT
Jazz Fest unveils star headliners
For the News-Leader
Spyro Gyra and con-
temporary pianist David Benoit
are set to headline the 2012
Amelia Island Jazz Festival, it was
announced by Artistic Director
Les DeMerle at the festival's
recent Big Band Bash.
A hugely successful commer-
cial group that has sold over 10
million albums since its 1977
inception, Spyro Gyra will appear
Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Omni
Resorts Amelia Island Plantation.
The popular Benoit, a major influ-
ence on the genre, will perform
on Friday, Oct. 12, also at the
"We are very excited to have
booked these workl-class artists
as headliners for this year," said
DeMerle, "and Fernandina Beach
can definitely look forward to
some spectacular musicianship."
The festival, Oct. 7-14, will
present a full week of musical
events including performances by
jazz violinist Doug Cameron,
smooth jazz pianist Mike Levine
with the Miami Vibe, and The
Dynamic Les DeMerle Band fea-
turing Bonnie Eisele, plus Latin
Jazz Night, a Blues Night with
David Benoit, above, and
Spyro Gyra, right, will head-
line the Amelia Island Jazz
Festival this fall.
Wine Tasting, the Dixieland Jazz
Brunch, Jam Sessions, Jazz in the
Schools and more to be
Formed out of Buffalo, New
York's fertile 1970's jazz jamming
scene by saxophonist Jay
Beckenstein, Spyro Gyra quickly
made a name for itself by creating
a distinctive style that sounded
like nothing before it.
Buoyed by amazing live shows
and strong original material, the
band has endured as an audience
favorite for more than 35 years.
Beckenstein's inimitable sax style
has led him to become somewhat
of an elder statesman in smooth
JAZZ Continued on 2B
Made here, film screens Saturday
"The Diary of Preston
Plummer," filmed on Amelia
Island, will be shown on the big
screen in Fernandina Beach on
Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the
Carmike Cinemas Island 7 on
South 14th Street. .
The movie stars Trevor
Morgan, Rumer Willis, Robert
Loggia and Christopher Cousins,
and 'features Tom Verri of
Fernandina Beach in his big
screen debut as the police file
clerk who delivers some key
information to Preston Plummer,
played by Morgan.
On the day of his college
not think of a
4 b0 g single thing
he follows a
(Willis), to a small island town
where he begins to fall for hdr.
Their relationship is soon threat-
ened, however, when he uncov-
ers her family's dark past.
Sean Ackerman and producer
Jane Kelly Kosek dreamt of
shooting this film amidst the
beauty of Amelia Island and in
the Atlantic waters off its coast
and spent more than a decade
developing the project, finally
realizing their dream the sum-
mer of 2010. The film made its
world premiere at the Miami
International Film Festival in,
Verri is a retired police officer
fi'om New York who served in
FILM Continued on 2B
William Shakespeare would have been 448 this year, and to cele-
brate his birthday, Fernandina little Theatre is presenting one of his
most popular comedies, "Much Ado About Nothing." While friends
conspire to hook up confirmed singles and favorite sparring partners
- Beatrice and Benedick, the malicious Don John sets out to destroy
another couple's happiness.
Performances are tonight, April 21 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and April
22 at 2:30 p.m. at FLT, 1014 Beech St. The April 23 performance
includes a slice of birthday cake. Tickets for all performances are $10
and can.be purchased at the door or in advance at The UPS Store in
the Publix shopping center on Sadler Road. FLT is a small, intimate
space, and patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to
Right, a casual walk in the garden leads to an amazing discovery for
Benedick (Fiank O'Donnell).
NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA
For the News-Leader
Internationally renowned violinist Anne
Akiko Meyers, together with pianist Wendy
Chen and cellist Andres Diaz, will formally
open the 2012 season of the Amelia Island
Chamber Music Festival dn May 17. The 11th
season of the festival, which runs May 13-
June 8, is the largest musical event.of its kind
in the Southeast and was recently named one
of the Top 20 Events for May 2012 by the
Southeast Tourism Society.
The ensemble, which also includes cellist
Christopher Rex, festival artistic director, will
perform works of
and Brahms in a
Romance. The 7:30
will be held at
Tickets are $40
and can be pur-
by calling 261-
Anne Akiko SUBMITTED'
Meyers is celebrat- Anne Akiko Meyers is
ed as one of the celebrated as one of
world's premier the world's premier
concert violinists, concert violinists.
Record Guide wrote
that, "through her peerless mastery and vivid
imagination, there seems to be no limit to the
colors she can draw from her instrument."
She performs regularly as featured soloist
with major orchestras around the world, and
earlier this year her eagerly anticipated Air -
The Bach Album was released on eOne. It
features Bach's solo violin concert as well as
the double concerto in which Meyers plays
both solo parts on her 1697 ex-
"Napoleon/Molitor" and 1730 "Royal
Spanish" Stradivari violins with the English
Pianist Wendy Chen has garnered critical
acclaim for her engagements with leading
orchestras and as a recitalist, in many of the
great halls around the globe. Reviewers have
exclaimed that, "having pianist Wendy Chen
on the program is a guarantee that sparks will
fly." She debuted with the Los Angeles
Philharmonic at age 15 under conductor
Andri Previn. In 1990 Chen became the
youngest winner ever of the National Chopin
Since winning first prize in the 1986
Naumburg International Cello Competition,
cellist Andres Diaz has thrilled critics and
audiences around the world with his intense
and charismatic performances. He has
earned exceptional reviews for his "strongly
personal interpretive vision" The New York
Times and his "bold and imaginative" playing
The Boston Globe.
CHAMBER Continued on 2B
The Amelia Island
Museum of History,
233 S. Third St., invites
the public to its next
3rd Friday on 3rd Strcet
tonight at 6 p.m. with
Jim Longacre dis-
cussing the history of
indigo. Sometime called blue gold. indigo was
one of the main cash crops on Amelia Island dur-
ing 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. Admission is free for members and $10 for
nonmembers. For information contact Alex at 271-
7378. ext. 102.
KATIE RIDE & WALK
The Katie Ride& Walk for Life is April 21 with
ride options of 18.36,62 and 100 miles (start time
8 a.m.), walk options of 5K
or 10K (8:45 a.m.), a family
fun ride (8:30 a.m.) and off hk .
road ride (8:15 a.m.). All \ 't
even ts start at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
2500 Atlan tic Ave..
Fernandina Beach. Full support is provided along
the routes. Sign up at www.katierideforlife.org or
Funds raised support organ donor education
presentations to more than 17,500 high school
freshmen and sophomores in Northeast Florida
each year. All riders must raise $100 by the day of
the ride. Walkers are required to raise $25.
Registration for both is an additional $35.
Small farms across Nassau County and
are opening their
dbors April 22 in
honor ofthe Slow i.ld, ,
Food Tour de l
Farm. There will
,be seasonal cook- g
ing demonstra- .
farm animals and .
lots of fresh local food to enjoy at each venue.
Some of the participants include. Conner's
Amaizing Acres: Chef Scott Sc hi\ at of29
South. Sweet Grass Dairy. Navera Farms and
Harriet's Bluff Blueberry Farm. The tour takes
place from noon-5 p.m. and guidebooks can be
picked up at your Nassau County branch library,
or downloaded at www.slowfoodfirstcoast.com.
featuring maps and five suggested loops along
with a schedule of events for each loop. Come out
and support your local farms at this free, family
friendly event celebrating regional foods.
The Amelia Island Museum of History comes
to Sheffield's at the
Palace on Centre
Fernandina. with music
by Tammerlin. Hear
clever original songs 1
and traditional tunes
pulled from the roots of'
American music a
little bit folk. pop, coun-
try. old time. British
Isles and blues with some world music flavor-
ings on April 22 from 5-7 p.m.
Tickets are $15 and available at the museum.
233 S. Third St. Seating is first come. first served.
For information or to purchase tickets. contact
Alex at 261-7378. ext. 102.
FRIDAY, APRml. 20.2012 LEISURE News-Leader
OUT AND ABOUT
Tickets are now on sale
for the inaugural Amelia
Island Wine Festival hosted
by the Fernandina Farmers
Market, showcasing award-
winning Florida wines and
the vintners who make
them on Oct. 13 along the
Amelia' River in downtown
Fernandina Beach. For more
information and tickets visit
The Baptist Medical
Center Nassau Auxiliary will
hold a Silver and Fashion
Costume Jewelry Sale with
20 percent discount from 7
a.m.-4 p.m. today in the
hospital Board Room. This
is the first sale with this jewel-
ry company. Cash, checks,
and major credit cards accept-
ed as well as payroll deduc-
tion.for eligible hospital
employees. For information
call 321-3818 or 310-6010.
Join fellow car enthusi-
asts for coffee and conver-
.sation from 9-11 a.m. April
21 at Starbucks, 1460 Sadler
Road. For information contact
Harvey at 583-8649.
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
Cats Angels will be at the
Amenity Center of North
Hampton for its subdivision
yard sale on April 21 from 8
a.m.-1 p.m. Cats Angels Will
be accepting donations to be
used in the yard sale and at
its Thrift Store, and also will
accept unsold yard sale items.
Cats Angels is a 501 (c)3 char-
ity supported entirely through
private donations, grants and
The 2012 West Nassau
Relay for Life Car Show will
be held 9 a.m.-noon April 21,
at West Nassau High
School 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 dona-
tion. Participants must arrive
by 8:30 a.m. for registration
and set-up; $10 suggested
donation per entry.
Contact Stephanie for reg-
istration or questions at (904)
465-1323 or email
All proceeds benefit the
American Cancer Society.
A1A Antiques, in the big
yellow building on AlA near
the heart of Yulee, will cele-
brate its custotners and 14
years in business with hot
.dogs, chips, snacks and
drinks for everyone on April
21 from 1-5 p.m. More than
40 independent dealers will
offer sale prices for the event.
Meet Garry Sitton of
California, winemaker for
Clos du Bois, at a special
Winemaker Meet & Greet on
April 24 from 3:30-6:30 p.m.
at Harris Teeter on Amelia
Island. Sitton accepted the
director of winemaking posi-
tion at Clos du Bois in 2010,
bringing with him an extensive
winemaking background from
wineries such as Blackstone -
and Ravenswood. The event
is part of Sitton's tour of
WOAMTEC will meet from
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 25 at
Amelia National Golf &
Country Club, 95211
Clubhouse Road. Guest
speaker Linda Sasha, author
of Queen fora Day-
Reclaiming Your Happiness
One BirthdayAt a Time, a life
coach and recovering birthday
pouter, invites women to love
themselves as much as they
love others. Visit www.lin-
Bring a door prize to raffle
and promotional materials for
display or handout. CGost is
$15 and includes lunch. For
information contact Lisa
Buben at (734) 341-5507 or
This year marks the
450th anniversary of the
French arrival on Amelia
Island. Several commemo-
rative events are planned,
including a visit by French
naval schooners to the
Fernandina Harbor Marina
April 27-29 and an Isle de Mai
Petanque Tournament April
29. For information call 277-
7325, ext. 259 or visit
select the anniversary link on
the left-hand side of the page.
ARK of Nassau, support-
ing adults with disabilities,
will host its second Annual
Car Show on April 28 at
86051 Hamilton St., off US
17 North an eighth of a mile
from A1A in Yulee, with 23 dif-
ferent classes, entertainment,
food and fun for the entire
family. Admission is free.
Eighteen of the classes will be
awarded first-, second- and
Participants may pre-regis-
ter by calling ARK at 225-
9355 or register the day of the
show. Pre-registration is $20
per car; day of show is $25.
Judging begins at 11:30 a.m.
Fernandina Chapter #55.
Order of The Eastern Star.
will celebrate.its 100th
anniversary on April 29 at 2
p.m. If you are a descendant
of a Past Matron or Past
Patron of Fernandina Chapter
#55, please use the contact
number to reserve your seat
in their honor. Call (904) 849-
Ballroom Dance Amelia
will host Salsa Night at The
Courtyard on Centre Street,
with a beginner salsa class at
7 p.m., followed by Latin
dancing. Cover is $5. Contact
Aimee Marshall for details at
Where volunteering begins.
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Call for singers
The 2012 local observance of the National Day of Prayer
will be held Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist
Church in Fernandina Beach, 1600 S. Eighth St A community
,lioL us is beiri recruited I.:. provide spe.:ial music and lead
Ihe singing along wiIh Ihe Nassau Communny Band Pamr
Hellon, music minister ai Amelia Baptist Church. is Ihe musi-
cal dilecior lor this inlerdenomina;iicnal event Interested
singers are invited to attend rerihearsals at Amelia Baptist
Churcri from 5-6 p m April 22 Also' contact Allen Lernnon at
261 -879 of ailenlennoniicomcasi nel -so adequate copies of
the music canr be oblainedJ
ARIAS (Amelia Residents in Acion for the Syrnmpionyi,
which actively suppers the Jacksonville Symphony and
brings music education to the children of Nassau County is
expanding the scope ofl its programs and is seeking new
members Annual dues are $50 per person or $85 a couple
and lully tax-deductible They cover the children's programs
and net operating costs of bringing the orchestra and smaller
orchestral groups of symphony members to Amelia Island
Members gel tist notice ol events For information contact
Tom Pippin, 491-6285 or Bill Gingrich 277-7094
The Fernandina Bach Drum Circle meets Ihe fust Monday
of each month from 7.9 p m at Ihe DeeDee Bartel Nature
Center and North End Boat Ramp Instrumentation cenlers on
drums and percussion but may include other instruments
such as flutes, didgeridoos and other non-percussion instru-
ments Dancers are welcome also Follow North 14th Sireet
to the end Go past Bosque Bello Cemetery and Old Town
over the bridge and then left toward the old pogy plant The
entrance is on the right Call Barbara Hill at 19041) 556-3219 or
Doug Byron at 261-5387 for information
The island Chamber Singers, under the direction of Jane
Lindberg. will present "191h Century Romantics," a concert
showcasing Brahms and Puccini, at 8 p m tonight and 3 p m
April 22 at the Amelia Planlation Chapel, 36 Bowman Road,
with tenor soloist Reginald Bouknight from Washington. D C
An opening night reception will be held at the Fellowship Hall
following tonight's performance
Tickets $15 for adults and free for K-12 students, are
available at islandchambersingers corn from the singers the
Welcome Center 102 Centre St. 1800i 226-3542, and the
AIFBY Chamber of Commerce 961687 Gateway Blvd Suite
,101G 261-3248 Tickets will also be sold at the door
Story & Song
Singer/songwriler Gretchen Peters is best known for her
Grammy-winning song Independence Day,' recorded by
Maina McBride Hei songs have also been recorded by well-
known artists like Neil Diamond Trisha Yearwood. Faith Hill
and Ena James
Fresh from a European tour and release of hei ninth
album, Peters. along with her keyboard accompanist iand
husband) Barry Walsh, will perform at An Evening of Story &
Song" in Bums Hail at St Peter's Episcopal Church (Ninth
and Atlantic) in downtown Fernandina Beach on May 12
Open seating at 7 15 p m show starts at 8 pm A $15 dona-
ton to the artist is requested For information call 277-2664
The Amelia Island Jazz Festival S Scholarhrip Benetrt
Concert is May 24 ir..-n1 m p m it Rac:quel F'-irl in t[h Heron.r
Room C.r h., Omrni R. r;,-.trt Arnehli l .1,rJ Pl-u a,:' .ri .-.lu no_
this year s scholarship winner saxophonist Boyco Gritlilh 18.
wilh The Dynamic Les DeMerle Jazz All-Stars including Doug
Matthews piano Ernie Ealum. bass Bonnie Eisele vocals,
and special guests
Tickets are $25 and available at www amellaslandlazzfes-
tival com the UPS Store 1417 Sadler Road or at the AIFBY
Chamber of Commerce. Gateway to Amelia. AlA and Amelia
(617) 312-1932 or ballroom-
(617) 312-1932 or ballroom-
danceamelia @ gmail.com..
Theatre presents "Streetcar
Named Desire." Tennessee.
explores the extremes
between fantasy and reality.
While visiting her sister, Stella,
in New Orleans, fallen
'Southern belle Blanche
DuiBois' illusions of grandeur
are shattered by her earthy
and realistic brother-in-law,
Stanley Kowalski,' in this sultry
Southern drama. Directed by
Marylee Long. Performances
are at 8 p.m. tonight, April 21,
26, 27 and 28 and at 2 p.m.
April 22. Tickets are $20 for
adults and $10 for students.
Theatre is located at 207
Cedar St. Box office hours are
Thursday-Saturday from 11
a.m.-1 p.m. and 90 minutes
before curtain. Call 261-6749
or purchase at www.amelia-
The ACT .Guild presents
a "Spring Fever Showcase"
on April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at
the Amelia Community
Theatre Mainstage Theatre,
207 Cedar St., Fernandina
Beach. Tickets are $15 adults
and $10 children/students
(through high school).
Family is where you find it,
and this musical revue, direct-
ed by Jill Dillingham, spot-
lights the many kinds of fami-
lies and relationships that
make our lives fun and full.
Singers will include talent from
the theater family, the commu-
nity and high schools. After
the show, meet the cast and
Purchase tickets at
atre.org or call the box office
at 261-6749. Box office hours
are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday
Fernandina Little Theatre
will hold open auditions for
"The Iliad, The Odyssey,
and All of Greek Mythology
Parkway Call (9041 504-4772 or email into@amelhalslandlaz-
A azz larn is held at Pablhis 12 N Second St Fernandina
Beach ir.-m 7-1,0 pm the tirst Wednesday of each month
IM.usiicians are in.'ited tc. sit in for one song or the whole night
Joirn the mailing list by mailing beechflyer'4'bellsouth net
Dog Star Tavern
Dog S'lar Tavern 10 ,N Second St Dean Demerritt
onightl TBA April 21. Gino:rmous JApril 26, Badman April 27
and Scholar's Word April 28 Vist Dog Star on Facebook Visit
Reveibraion.c.-m lor a complete list ol upcoming acts Call
The Working Class Slift" vinyl record nighl is every
Tuesday trom 8 p m -midnigqh at the Dc.q Star Tavern with'
diverse music ranging.irom blues to country to rock and pop.
all played Irom vinyl records More than 1.000 vinyl records
are lor sale every week Hosted by DJ J G World and Jim
Florida House Inn
Florida House Inn, 22 S. Third S1 hosis Hickory Wind in
the Frisky Mermaid bar on Thursdays from 7 30-10 p m Call
The Green Turtle. 14 S Third St live music
The Instant Groove featuring Lawrence Holmes. Johnny
Robinson, Scott Giddons and Sam Hamilton. plays each
Thursday night at The Ritz-Carllon, Amelia Island Dress is
casual For information call Holmes at 556-6772.
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318 Centre Si, free trivia
each Monday at 7 30 p m wine lasting the third Tuesday at
6-30 p m with 10 wines for $10 along with cheese and crack-
ers and live entertainment, darr tournament every Tuesday at
7 30 p m Dan Volil Tuesdays from 7 30-11 30 p m. the
Turner London Band Thursday from 8 30 p m -midnight and
Friday and Saturday Irom 8 30 p m -12-30 a m Call 261-
1000. Visit wwwokanes cornm
The Palace Saloon. 117 Centre St Monday nights reggae
wnh Pili Pili and Chillakaya One, Tuesdays Buck Smith
Project, Wednesdays Wes Cobb, Thursdays Hupp & Rob in
the Palace & DJ Buca in Sheffield's, Fridays and Saturdays
regional bands and DJ Anonymous at Shellield's. Call Bill
Childers at 491-3332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach. 2910 Atlantic Ave, The
Macy's play each Wednesday from 6-9 p m., trivia Thirsdays;
live music every Friday and Saturday at 8 p m. Call 310-6904.
Visa www SandyBottomsAmelia.com
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill 1998 S Fletcher Ave The Macy's 6-
10 p mn Fridays and Saturdays, 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 Ihe Tiki Bar Saturday and Sunday; Pili Pili reggae
from 7-11 pm Wednesdays live music 6-10 p m every night
Call -'77-F.6.2 'ViSit vW'v siidersseaside cornm Join Sliders on
F- -.:L '1, i'' T'A|r.% i
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199 South Fletcher Ave.,
Andy Haney tonight Larnr & The Backtracks April 21
Entertainment is 5-9 p m Monday-Thursday. 6-10 p.m.
Fnday and Saturday and 1-5 p m and 6-10 pm Sunday Call
in 99 minutes or less," a
fast-paced comedy by Jay
Hopkins and John Hunter,
April 26 at 7:15 p.m. and April
28 at 1:15 p.m. at FLT, 1014
Beech St. Needed are three
men ages 18-60 and two
women ages 18-55.
Performances are June 23-30
and rehearsals are two week-
nights and one Saturday each
week. Director is Amelia Hart.
Also needed are set and
On a simple stage, with the
clock ticking in front of every-
one's eyes, the cast speeds
through all of Greek mytholo-
gy. The Gods walk the Red
Carpet, the creation of
mankind is a botchectsubcon-
tractor's job, love stories are a
dating show and the Greek
tragedies are sports high-
lights! For information contact
Registration for The
African American Repertory
Theatre (T.A.R.T.) of Nassau
County will be held April 30
from 5-7 p.m. at the
Elizabeth J. Morrison
(O'Neal Memorial Baptist
Church Annex), 474257 East
State Road 200 and Barnwell
Road (near Lowe's).
The workshops are
designed for ages 21 and
older. Acting workshops will
begin May 7. Attend session I
from 5-6:30 p.m. or session II
from 7-8:30 p.m., Nannette
Autry, owner of Artistic
Concoctions, facilitator. For
information contactAutry at
310-5403 or nononan45@hot-
The Nassau community
and Fernandina Beach
Middle School present "The
Wizard of Oz," featuring a
cast of 140, on May 10-12
and 18-19 at 7:30 p.m. and
May 13 at 2 p.m. in the school
auditorium, 315 Citrona Drive.
Tickets are $15, open seating,
and available at the FBMS
main office or at Amelia
Awards, 817 S. Eighth St.
Proceeds will benefit
Communities in Schools.
AZZ continued jazz pianist has included over "The Stars Fell on Henrietta," corporation, the Les DI)eMerle
SContinued from IB 25 solo recordings. His 1980s produced by Clint Eastwood Amelia Island Jazz Festival'
jazzdom, his influence touch- release's This Side lIp, and starring Robert Duvall. distributes proceeds toward a
ing upi-and-coming perfprm- Freedom at Midnight and the Heavily influenced by Vince scholarship program to fund
ers with the same overall Grammy-nominated Every Gunaraldi, Blenoit coincidental- college educations for aspir-
impact as Grover Washington Step of the Way are regarded ly performed and recorded ing jazz musicians. Contact
Jr. and David Sanborn. critically as jazz-fusion clas- with DeMerle's 1970's fusion the festival hotline at (904)
David Benoit's expansive sics. Benoit has also penned band, Transfusion. 504-4772. Or visit www.ameli-
career as a highly regarded notable film scores such as A not for profit 501 (c) (3) aislandjazzfestival.com.
Continued from 1B
The 2012 season of the
Amelia Island Chamber
Music Festival will feature
morethan 40 internationally
acclaimed artists performing
in 16 concerts held in small,
intimate venues, including
191h century churches and
the historic court house. O)t ller
FILM Continuedfro m B
Iraq as an international police
He owns Patty Cakes
Bakery on Amelia Island.
featured per former of the
2012 festival include cellist
Lynn Harrell, pianists Orli
Shaham and Natasha
Paremski, the Four Nations
Ensemble, the Linden String
Qlari'let, and violinist David
Coucheron anld his sister,
pianist .Julie Coucheron.
On the lighter side, the fes-
tival will offer three of its pop-
ular leer & G( Strings per-
Verri has been an actor lor 12
years and has appeared in
many different New York-
based television shows such
as Law and Order and Third
formances, including a tid-
dling, stepdancing hoedown
with the April Verch Band, as
well as a French cabaret and
series of free community con-
For the complete schedule
visit www.aicmf.com. No tick-
ets are required for four free
concerts. All other tickets,
which range from $20 to $50,
are available online or by call-
He also performed in the-
atre in New York and as a jazz
singer, recently performed in
Los Angeles at several ven-
For more on Verri, who
ing the box office at 261-1779.
Special discounts, which can-
not be combined, are available
through the box office.
Student tickets (one per per-
son) are $10 (cash only) and
available 30 minutes before
any concert on a first-come,
first-served basis, subject to
availability. Students must
present a valid student ID and
prof of o[age under 25.
last week signed ain 18-month
contract with Mavrick Artists
Agency in Hollywood, visit
www.t hediar'yofpresto nplulm-
ller.coll for more on the film.
FRIDiA,v. APri 20. 2012/News-Leader
Congratulations to Ihe
winners of CREEIYs "I et the.
Truth be Told" essay con-
test: Kita Jones, Aliyah Sims,
Zachery Webster, Marcus
Allen and Breanna
Schenecker. The topic of the
paper was "Breaking the
Cyclo of Teen Pregnancy."
The top five entries received
a laptop computer. Thanks to
Walmart Super Center in
Yulee for donating a comput-
er for this event.
Step By Step news
Step By Step I at 1986
Cirtona Drive, Fernandina
Beach, has a new director.
Bobbie Mathews, who has
been in the childcare busi-
ness for over 30 years,
assumed the position on
April 16. The community is
invited to stop by and say
Step By Step II at 95734
Amelia Concourse in Yulee
will open an infant room on
April 29 and is adding.a VPK-
only addition to the current
The schools is now sign-
ing tip for summer camp and
for the 2012-13 VPK pro-
gram. Step By Step has pur-
chased a bus made for child-
care transportation only and
will use it for field trips dur-
ing summer camp artr the
The Nassau Alcohol
Crime and Drug Abatement
Coalition (NACDAC) invites
the community to its
Champion Rally to learn
about alcohol abuse in
Nassau County, the effects
and options to help prevent
underage alcohol abuse.
The rally is free and open
to all who wish to attend.
NACDAC will provide food,
have a youth panel for par-
ents to ask questions and will
raffle a special edition X-Box
Kinect along with other
The rally is April 24 at the
Peck Center, 516 South 10th
St. For information call (904)
994-2502 or email
Registration for the East
Nassau Children's Chorus
will be held April 26 from
4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Eliza-
beth J. Morrison Educational
Building (O'Neal Memorial
Baptist Church Annex),
474257 East State Road 200
and Barnwell Road (near
Lowe's). All children in
grades K-6 through age 12
enrolled in public and private
schools in the Fernandina- .
O'Neil-Yulee and surround-
ing areas are invited to join.
Director is Nanette Autry,
owner of.Artistic Concoc-
tions and founder/director of
the Peck Community Ensem-
ble. The chorus will run a
four-week camp on Thurs-
days from 4-5 p.m. beginning
May 10 in preparation for the
2012-13 school year. For
information contact Autry at -
310-5403 or nononan45@hot-
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 mag-
azine for students, by stu-
dents celebrates creativity
through word and image.
This year, more than 250 stu-
dents submitted their work.
Admission is $5 for chil-
dren, $10 for adults and
includes a copy of the maga-
zine, refreshments and enter-
tainment. Guest speakers
include Rob and Kim Hicks,
authors of Amelia A to Z, a
children's history book illus-
trated by Sharon Bolton-
Eells, and Allyson Richards,
who started writing her first
novel when she was 15. Now
17, she is developing her
new young adult series in
addition to other projects.
Contact Heather Stefanski at
The McArthur Family
YMCA will host a free, fun
family event on April 28 from
10 a.m.-1 p.m. with rock
climbing wall, swimming and
aquatic safety, family obsta-
cle course, kids' Zumba,
nutritional activities, fiee
summer camp registration,
free lunch and more. Bring
your swim gear and your
friend or neighbor. Visit
details or call 261-1080.
The Exceptional Student
Education Department will
sponsor a College/Career
Day program April 30 from
3:45-7:30 p.m. at the Red
Bean Center on the FSCJ
Nassau campus, just off AlA
Families of students with
disabilities age 14 and older
are invited to attend.
Presenters from Project
Search (Hope Haven), FSCJ
Office for Students with
Disabilities, UNF's On
Campus Transition Program,
Vocational Rehabilitation, the
Agency for Persons with
Disabilities and more will
talk about services they pro-
vide as students exit the
Presentations will take
place every 30 minutes
beginning at 4 p.m. Refresh-
ments will be served and
transportation will be provid-
ed upon request. Families
are invited and drop-ins are
welcome. For information
call Jim Burns at 491-9921.
The Amelia Island Parent
Co-Operative Preschool will
.have an Open House for any
interested parents on May 17
from 6-8 p.m. at the pre-
school, located at 5040 First
Coast Hwy., beside The
Dome Healing Center.
AIPCP offers a quality educa-
tion for 2- and 3-year-olds.
For more information about
the preschool visit
www.aipcp.org or call 261-
High school art
at Nassau Center
The 10th Annual Nassau
County High. School Art Exhibit
is on display at the Lewis "Red"
Bean Building of the FSCJ Betty
P Cook Nassau Center through
Thursday. The exhibit is open
Monday through Thursday
from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and
Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
A total of 121 works are fea-
tured from 65 students repre-
senting Fernandina Beach,
Yulee and Hilliard high schools.
Instructors Sharon Eells, from
FBHS, Kim Archer, from YHS.
and Vickie Whigam, from
Hilliard High School, selected
the students' work. Mary
Dumbleton, a librarian at the
FSCJ North Campus, who has
a Bachelor of Fine Arts and is
an accomplished artist, judged
the work. Students participat-
ing in the show are listed below.
Please note the award winners:
** Judges Award for Respective
Class Medium and Special
Eells submitted work by 44
students: Libba Buchanan,
Andrew Bulna, Mathew
Bustabad, Sarah Bustabad*,
Katie Coleman*, Megan
Combs**, Alex Compton, Nick
Crawford, Bailee Crosby,
Bridget Doyle, Hannah Duke,
Sarah Fallin*, Catie Farmer,
Abby Fournicr*, Caroline
Gardner, Allison Gibbs**,
Jordan Gray, Ashley Griffin,
Frances Hanold**, Fredric
Jones, Kailee Lane-LeBraun,
Katerina Lopez*, Taylor May,
Margaryta Midenko, Joseph
Miranda, Joseph Monaghan*,
Janna Montgomery, Fabian
Petravic, Kenzi Porter*, Abby
Potts, Wyatt Roach, Jay Scott,
Caleb Shedd, Shelia Sipes,
Mindy Sorensen, Lo)gan Stone,
Ashland Strickland, Patricia
Thompson*, Reanna Tipton*,
Martin Torres-Manzo*, Allison
Upchurch, Emma Vernerdi,
Brenna Watt** and Casee
Whigam submitted work by
four students: Johanna Diaz**,
Audrey Hodgman, Michael
Lynch** and Cecil Waters.
Archer submitted work by
17 students: Garrett Black,
Francesca Brink, Celeste
Dawson, Kelsey Duprey,
Harrison Gerber, Tiffany Gill,
Hayley Hyers, Gage Legg,
Kathryn Magalski, Derek
Moore**, Hannah Parker, Ciara
Clockwise from top left are works by students Patricia
Thompson,. Fernandina, Derek Moore, Yulee, and
Michael Lynch, Hilliard, on display at the Betty P. Cook
Nassau Center through Thursday.
Satkofsky, Chelsea Strachn, Kat
Tremblay**, Brandi Vafiadis,
Austyn Vinson, and Nicholas
The FSCJ Betty'P Cook
Nassau Center is located at.
76346 William Burgess Blvd.,
Yulee. Call 548-4432.
The Amelia Island Parent Co-
Operative Preschool is registering for
summer camps for ages 3-5. Three (two-
week) sessions are offered 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
or full-time (Monday-Friday). Session I,
June 4-15, is Water; Session II, June 18-
29, is Space; and Session III, July 9-20, is
Animals around the World. Sign up for all
three and get a discount. Discounts avail-
able for siblings. Full-time fee is $175 per
session and part-time is $125 per session.
For information visit www.aipcp.org or
call 261-1161. Space is limited to 15 kids
B&G Club camp
Nassau Boys & Girls Clubs has estab-
lished the schedule for the 2012 Summer
Camp program, which will run at both
the Fernandina Beach and the Miller
clubs on weekdays from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.,
June 18 through July 27. Enrollment is
first come, first served for ages 6-18.
Fees are reduced for those who apply
before April 30. For information and to
sign up, call Walter Cromartie (491-9102)
at the Fernandina Club and Jamie
Thompson or Sherryl Smith (261-1075)
at the Miller Club.
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 Iup, 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
AmelialslandMontessori.com for camp
details and online registration.
Lisa Allen's Dance Works presents
"Love Disney" musical theater camp, a
special two-week workshop, (June 18-22
and 25-29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) featuring
numbers from Disney in partnership
with Dina Barone's Vocal Studio, the
Friese Studio of Music and the St. Marys
Little Theatre in St. Marys, Ga. All levels
of experience are welcome ages 5
Casting calls will be on April 21 and
April 28. Call (912) 673-9161 for more
information on times and locations.
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Q I purchased some plums and I now I won-
.der if I made the best choice. BS
A When purchasing fruit, or any plant, it is
best to determine if theses plants are vari-
eties well suited for our area. The plums you '
selected perform well in the California area but
they are not the best choices for Florida. ~
We would suggest selecting a cultivar with -
the prefix "Gulf' in front of it such as
Gultbeauty, Gulfruby, Gulfblaze or Gulfrose.
These are Japanese plum varieties, which are GARI
more disease resistant and require fewer chill- TAI
ing hours or cold days to develop fruit. The
peel is slightly bitter but the fruit is sweet on
these varieties and they all ripen in early May Becky]
The two trees you have purchased, Methley
and Santa Rosa, are older varieties which are Pacific. A
no longer recommended for our area. Both of coconut,
these are susceptible to plum leaf scald and tant prod
several bacterial diseases and the fruit quality in soaps,
is not high. Use a general fertilizer such as 6-6- oils.
6 or 8-8-8. Remember the numbers represent I will 1
nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Jacksonv
Consistent irrigation, especially during fruiting May 11 fi
and flowering season, is important for best be held a
fruit production. Learning appropriate pruning Complex
techniques is also essential. The publication $25 person
from the University of Florida, Growing Plums: ISA certil
in Florida, provides more information about Conta
fertilizing, pruning and watering: http://edis. rljordi@u
ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/HS/HS25000.pdf coconut [
Q Can we grow coconut
W.palms here? CT
A *Coconut palms, Cocos
,. X nuciferaa, would not sur-
vive or produce nuts here in
Nassau County. These palms
should be grown in cold hardi-
ness zone 10b-11. Remember,
we are located in zones 8b-9a.
Even in South Florida,'
)EN coconut palms are susceptible
J( to several issues especially
nutrient deficiencies. Coconut
palms are believed to be
lordi native to the Malay
Archipelago or the South
side from the flesh, fresh or shredded
coconut oil is one of the most impor-
ucts of coconuts. Coconut oil is used
shampoos, cosmetics and cooking
be conducting a palm class along with
ille Urban Forester, Larry Figart, on
"om'9 a.m. to nQon. The program will
t the James S. Page Governmental
on Nassau Place in Yulee. The cost is
on and three CEUs will be available for
ct me if you wish to attend -
[fl.edu. For more information on the
palm check out the University of
ant for the zone
Coconut palms, above right, are a poor
choice for Northeast Florida. However
the rainlily, above left, thrives in area gar-
Florida publication at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/
Q What is a rainlily? I saw it in a plant cala-
*log and was considering ordering some.
A They are low maintenance, flowering
*bulbs that flower from spring through the
fall. The common name comes from the flow-
ers showing up after a rain shower. Rainlily
refers to any of about 70 species of
Zephyranthes and Habranthus, all of which are
flowering bulbs that share common names of
rainlily, fairy lily, rainflower and zephyrlily.
Rainlily is one of the easiest bulbs to grow
in Florida. When planted in an appropriate site,
rainlily needs little care after planting; it toler-
ates most soil conditions and will not need fer-
tilizer, irrigation or replanting. Rainlily seems
to flower best when clumps ere left undis-
turbed. like daylilies, the flower only last for
one or two days. This flower can be seen along
roadsides and in pastures throughout our
county during warm weather.
I would encourage you to try some in a sec-
tioh of your landscape you may find you
absolutely love them. We have several in the
large demonstration garden located at the
James S. Page Governmental Complex on
Nassau Place in Yulee. We also have specific
information regarding every plant on our web-
Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFAS County Extension
Director for Nassau County and Nassau County
Horticulture Agent III, is a University of Florida
faculty member Extension locations are the satel-
lite office at the County Building in Yulee and
the main Extension Office in Callahan. The
UF/IFAS Nassau County Demonstration
Garden is located at the James S. Page
Governmental Complex and demonstrates best
management practices for Northeast Florida.
Mail questions to Garden Talk, c/o Rebecca
Jordi, Nassau County Extension, 543350 US 1,
Callahan, FL 32011. Visit
Michelle Sharpe and
Donna Reilly of My Personal
Chef will introduce gourmet
compound salads from tradi-
tional chicken salad to quinoa
salads at the Fernandina
Farmers Market April 21.
Also at the market April 21
will be Clean Ridge Soap,
Olive My Pickle, Gabriela's
Tamales, and PC. Fresh
Herbs. Visit www.fernandina-
The market is open every
Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at
Seventh and Centre streets.
No pets, please. Call 491-4872.
For information on the inau-
gural Amelia Island Wine
Festival Oct. 13 at the down-
town waterfront visit
Registration has begun for
the sixth annual Wild Amelia
Nature Festival, May 18-20 at
venues on and around Amelia
Island. The festival website,
www.wildamelia.com, lists all
activities register online or
download and mail the regis-
Many festival events
require no registration and
are free and open to the pub-
lie. Complete programs are
available at locations around
town, including First Federal
Bank branches, the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center,
Kayak Amelia and YB Green
General Store, Nassau County
Volunteer Center, the Depot
and the Gateway Chamber of
Commerce, to name a few.
Earth Day outings
Enjoy an Earth Day
Celebration of tours and activi-
ties with the Nature Center of
the Omni Amelia Island
Plantation April 21 and 22.
Activities include a marsh
kayak tour: Beach Bounty
tour including a coastal clean-
up; Bike Hike stargazing;
'Birds of Amelia; Nature
Segway; fishing; and Tales
with Tanner. Naturalists also
host eco-friendly crafts daily
in the Nature Center from 10
a.m.-4 p.m. For information or
to register for a tour, contact
the Nature Center at 321-5082.
The 10th annual butlerly
release and seminar dis-
cussing the types of Florida
native plants that attract but-
terflies to your garden will be
held April 21 from 10-11:30
a.m. at Reflections of Nature
Garden Center, 850688 US 17
South in Yulee. The event is
free and open to the public.
Call 225-9915 for information.
Keep Nassau Beautiful,
Inc. (KNB), the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection and Fernandina
Beach will collect, recycle,
treat and properly dispose of
household hazardous waste
and electronics on April 21
from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., or until the
collection vehicles are full, in
the Yulee Home Depot park-
ing lot (A1A and Chester
Road) and at Fifth and Lime
streets in Fernandina Beach.
For information contact
Keep Nassau Beautiful, Inc at
261-0165 or 1-800-977-0162.
Little Talbot Island State
Park, 12157 Heckscher Drive.
will celebrate Earth Day with
a volunteer beach cleanup on
April 21 from noon-3 p.m.
Garbage bags and gloves will
be provided. Closed-toe
shoes, gloves, a hat and sun-
screen are recommended.
Park entrance fees waived for
participants. Tell the staff at
the ranger station you are
there to volunteer for Earth
Day. For information visit
The Nassau County Bird
Club will hold an outing at
Amelia Island Plantation on
April 21 starting at 8 a.m., rain
EXTENSION VOLUNTEER LUNCHEON
Nassau County Commissioner Danny Ieeper was the featured speaker at the Annual
Extension Volunteer Luncheon, hosted by County Extension Director/Horticulture
Agent Rebecca L Jordi. The theme was "Volunteers are the Heart of Extension."
Leeper spoke about the importance of volunteers and the financial impact of their
donated time. He also addressed the leadership qualities developedby youth who vol-
unteer. Extension Agents Amanda Thien (4-H), Meg McAlpine (Family & Consumer
Sciences) and Jordi (Horticulture) recognized volunteers, including those who could
not attend. Agriculture Agent Steve Gaul acknowledged his volunteers who are working
farmers. County Manager Ted Selby and Todd Duncan of Keep Nassau Beautiful and a
member of the Horticulture Advisory Board, were honored guests.
or shine. Take A1A south to
the main entrance of Amelia
Island Plantation. Tell security
you are with the Nassau
County Bird Club and ask
directions to Walker's Land-
ing. Bring binoculars, field
guide, bug juice, sunscreen,
sunshades, rain gear, layered
clothing and water. Contact
Carol Wyatt at 261-9272 or
608 S. 8th Street
Fernandina Beach. Fl 32034
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will be held April 28 from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. at 45349 Fifthl
Ave., Callahan. Enjoy the
mimny private gardens in the
Callahan area, enter a drawing
for garden items and buy
fresh baked goods. The self-
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ouv.2 cari gra gei $SIOOl/mouohleii
1238 S Ilth, 3BRA1BA, large fenced yard, S900/mo +
Sro, Ridge 2BR S5BA., ownhoose, lrnihed. oulai
SincLded512S0/mo (0lli'Ushiug & uullue negourable)
Sprg Bosso... L-', 48 3 B. In Arlea Poine 51650 a
BEACH COTTAGE-MONrHLY RENTAL
2BP+IBA '., hed 1801 5. Fletcher Ave. $1,6501mo.
.clsmostulltIes, wa r.rsaewer,ga rbage. ,abloarud in i r-
net AvabFbl in April
AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHLY 2BR/ IBA Ocea,-
vic 487 S F lccer Across th street from the beaci.All
,il.w n.TV pl-o
3BR 33BA t o.,'l'o ir S.adpiper Loop $16580wk plus
Fve PointsVlge 1,200sq It AIAS 8th S exposure Gr-
Amelal Pak 910 apprro qft, 3 ofices,a i-cepton aea,
S1839 S 8 t 0 dlent d .o Huddle House. 1.800 aqft
51700,-' ,o Sale 1als cosideoad
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, Lndscpng Co ." Na-nery
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I 01 Garage Sales
MOVING SALE TV's, furniture,
kitchen, tools, lawn, VCR's, computer
desk, Queen bedroom, more. Fri.
4/27, Sat. 4/28, Sun. 4/29, 8am-3pm.
106 S. 18th St. (904)277-2285
COMMUNITY YARD SALE Arnold
Ridge Community near Horme Depot.
Take Chester Rd. to the end, left on
Arnold Ridge Dr. Follow signs.
Antiques, household, books, tools,
lawn equipment, hunting, fishing,
plants, dolls, furniture, computers, &
jewelry. Fri. 4/20 & Sat. 4/21, 7am-
2pm. Rain or shine.
LOTS OF DIFFERENT STUFF THAN
LAST WEEK! Girl's size 4-6X. Great
prices. Sterling Ln. off Will Hardee.
Sat. 4/21, from 8am-lpm. Rain or
FRI. & SAT., 9AM-2PM 1534
Plantation Oaks. Fishing collection, new
& old Penn, English fly rod, lure
collection, new fishing cart, three skin
mounted fish, iron bed, knife sets,
fountain pen display case, Pewter 440
sq ft Bamboo flooring, twin motorized
bed, kids stuff, Pfaltzgraff china.
1602 Articles for SaleI
(12) 5-PC. PLACE SETTINGS &
serving pieces, Mikasa white on white
china. $250/OBO. Call (904)277-8948.
WICKER SET Sea Foam Green.
Love seat, desk/chair, bookshelf, small
shelf,TV stand w/matching valances &
pillows. $159. Call (904)261-9390.
Anniversary Sale and Celebration -
Please join us at AIA Antiques (the
big yellow building in the heart of
Yulee) for our 14th Anniversary sale
and celebration on Saturday 4/21 from
10:00 -5:00 and Sunday 4/22 from
1:00 5:00. We will have hot dogs,
chips, drinks, and snacks along with up
to 50% off our already low prices. Sale
varies by dealer. A1A Antiques -
610 Air Conditioners
GARAGE SALE Fri. 4/20 & Sat. 4/21,
start 8:30am. Clothes, sports,
electronics, lots of stuff. 4136 S.
1611 Home Furnishings
ANTIQUE OAK SECRETARY DESK -
from the 1860's. Excellent condition.
Paid $950 in 1980, will sell for $600.
Tools & Equip.
FOR SALE Craftsman 12 Inch radial
arm saw, $100. Craftsman 6 inch
planer jointer, $50. Both $125. Call
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
Sunday, April 21 "st 1 PM 4PM
3A Ocean View Villa
(2705 Dolphin Avenue)
'k t EI j-TA-
R I AL E T A E Vsit -s at
802 Mobile Homes
MOBILE HOME For Sale. 1979
Skyline, 12x61, 2BR/1BA, very good
condition. Have title & ready to move.
3BR/2BA LIKE NEW Yulee.
Fireplace furnished, 1 acre, private,
vertical ties. $104,900. Must see to
appreciate. Call (904)753-0256.
Visit www.bceanfrontAmelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.
1 806 Waterfront
Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
*LOCATION LOCATION* Lakeside
living and 5 minutes from the beach.
808 Off Island/Yulee
LOFTON POINTE 1440 sq ft. Pristine
3BR/2BA open living design, Ig. corner
lot. Lease / Buy option. $155,500
Sunday, April 22 North Hampton
861821 North Hampton Club Way
Daune Davis Watson Realty Corp
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.
851 Roommate Wanted
MATURE PERSON to share 3BR/1BA
house on island 5 blocks from main
beach. Dog OK. Prefer no smoking.
$400/mo. + $200 dep. (904)277-0040
I 52 Mobile Homes I
DOUBLE WIDE Extra clean 5BR/
3BA on Douglas Rd. Call (904)557-
SMALL 2BR MOBILE HOME on 1
acre land with a fishing pond.
$650/mo. + $600 dep. (904)491-8768
BLACKROCK AREA 2BR/1BA, CH&A.
$500/mo. + $500 sec. dep. Call (904)
MOBILE HOME 5BR, fireplace, huge
2 living roonis. $985. (904)703-4265
RV RENTALS AVAILABLE in a
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WiFi included. (904)225-
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
BLACKROCK AREA Remodeled SW,
2BR/1BA. $600/mo. + $400 dep.
Service animals only. Call (904)261-
3BR/2BA SW Kitchen has tile floor.
New laminate floor. Water Included.
Yulee. $795/mo. (904)501-5999
BEACHFRONT APARTMENT -
Includes All Utilities. 1233 N. Fletcher.
Open House Saturday April 21, 8-2.
$775/mo. Single $800/mo. Double
Occupancy. Deposit and Lease
Required. No Smoking. Call (912)816-
8491 for more info.
314 N. STH STREET 2BR/1BA
$950/mo. Incl. some util. Call (904)
POST OAK APARTMENTS
Affordable Living Rent from $560-
&747 for eligible persons/families. 1 &
2 Bedrooms. Post Oak Apartments
,(904)277-7817. Handicap Accessible
apartments available. 'This institution
is an equal opportunity provider, and
employer. TDD: 711
MURRAY HILL APARTMENTS
Rental assistance, on 2 & 3 BR HC &
non HC accessible apartments. W/D
hookups. Water, sewer & trash
provided. Call 904-261-2937 TDD/T/Y
711, 1655 Lime St. FB FI 32034. "This
institution is an equal opportunity
provider & employer."
3 Bedroom Special
Stadg at $695/ow.
wi. h $99 cwity deposit
Close to schools &
20 minutes to
* W/D ConxnKim
* Large Clo.eds
* 'Privae PHlie,
* SprlhBng Pool
* Tenni, Courts
* Eerrta e Room
.t14i ,'4?- '.22
.Y149 I. d% (ir kIl Hillhrd, FL
S;, l un. b) .\ppE.
LONG TERM AIP 1st floor Spyglass
Unit, 3BR/3BA, located on beach,
heated pool. $1800/mo. including
trash removal & water. (904)310-
COTTAGES OF STONEY CREEK -
behind Super Wal-Mart. 3BR/2.5BA,
1631 sq. ft. $1195. Nick Deonas
Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006
FERNANDINA SHORES Unfurnished
2BR/1BA, ground floor. Pool, tennis,
clubhouse, 1 block from beach. Year
lease. Deposit. $895. (904)261-5630
THE LANDINGS ON AMELIA RIVER -
Over 3400sf on 2nd floor overlooking
Intercoastal Waterway, 3BR/3.SBA,
fireplace, wet bar, gated community
pool and parking garage. Asking
$3,000/mo. + utilities. Call (904)753-
4147 or (904)321-3444.
AMELIA LAKES CONDOS Living in
Paradise 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe condos
in gated, lakeside community with 24/7
fitness ctr, resort-style pool, ten-nis &
more! Lots of upgrades! Starting at
just $749/mo!l Call Tammy for our
spring special at (904)415-6969 for a
FOR RENT 409 S. 17th St.
3BR/1BA. $900/mo. + $900 deposit.
Service animals only. Year's lease
required. Call (904)277-4473
4BR/3BA fireplace, 2-car garage,
oversized lot on the lake, W/D. Amelia
National. $2,100/mo. Call (904)261-
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)
2BR/1BA REMODELED DUPLEX 5
minutes to ocean/Harris Teeter.
$800/mo. + $800 dep. & $35 credit
check. Yearly lease. (973)903-1181
2 HOMES FOR RENT off island.
3BR/2BA, Heron Isles. $975 $1,000.
Call (904)206-1370, The Real Estate
OPEN HOUSE Sat & Sun, 1:30-3pm.
4BR/3BA, 2-car garage, great kitchen,
FP. $1800/mo. 492 Starboard Landing,
on island. Call (703)577-8384.
861 Vacation Rentals
VACATION CHALET in N. Carolina
Mountains. River overlook, cozy, well
furnished, majestic views. Peaceful.
$495 a week. Call (904)757-5416.
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
VARIOUS OFFICES 600-1500sf.
2382 Sadler Rd. behind Amelia
KIA 2006 Nice. Only 53,000 miles.
Spectra EX auto/sport. Good on gas.
$5,900. Call (904)277-6796.
9 RESIDENTIAL LONG TERM RENTALS
95330 Spinnaker 3792 sf. 413BR/3.5BA gorgeous ocean 3322 Fairway Oaks 1,456 st' 2BR/2BA Omni Amelia
view home located in the exclusive'\Amelia Island Island Plantation villa located on tlhe Fairiway. Recendy
community of Summer Beach. Grand two story living remodeled with updated Kitchen and appliances.
I room wito h fireplace, private library/office w/'fireplace, Generous living spaces wiirh iving/Dinning Room
gourmet kitchen with high end appliances. Master Suite cobinedite with private bath. Optional AIP
offers separate sitting room facing the ocean. Master badh membership available. Washer & Dryer. Pets ok. On
fealutres separate vanities, large shower and oversized jetted Island. $1,4(1l/mo
brC i> c,,in, Pl.A ,i.. t,>]il. F ri'hdOil ITland
tu ommunty oo. va a e y urn
5209 Sea Chase 2566 sf. 4BR/4BA furnished town
home located in exclusive and gated Summer Beach
overlooking Atlantic ocean. Hardwood-floors throughout.
Gourmet kitchen overlooking thp Famiily Room,.-Master
Suite tvith separate shower and garden tub located
downstairs. Pels ok. (On Island. S2,750/'mo
2 Wild Grape- 293.1 sf. 3BR/3BA well appointed home
located on Onmi 'Amelia island Plantation. Beautiful
Kitchen with solid surface counter tops and lots of
windows. Living Room with built-ins surrounding the
Fireplace andl separate formal Dining Room. Master suite
loctcid on first floor with both Guesr Rooms located on
tlhe second along with the Priviate Study.o Large back ,porch
hat's perfect lor ... ....i..1 and ovelooking the private.
d(ck and poiind. Pes ok. On Island. S2,395./3ior
75070 Ravenwood- 32'95 sf. 3BR/2.5B\A large open floor
plan home in quiet T'limber Creek Plantation. Combined
lFoornal t inning Room and Living Room, Office, I'amily
Room pin large Bonus room. Master suite with sitting
area., walk-in closer, double vanities miand separate tub and
shower. 'Fenced back. u d overlooking the pond. Irrigation
& Security systems. Pets ok. Off Island. S1l5511/mo
76305 Timbercreek-- 28001 sf 41,R/14BA former model
home ill Timbercreek 'ith all tile extras, including a large
bonttrs r'noi2 that could lie 5oh ibedroom.n Masrer suite has
large closet and walk-in shower. Upstair' bonus room or
5th bedroom I has a full bath C(overed paio o1 Verl'loking
backyard. Pets ok, Off Island. $1,550/,imo
75070 Iern Creek- Private lot with Iill i fenoced backyard
orhioklmig pond. I utrge plaster suitc do\vn witlh 4tilh
bedr'ootm and Iill hath up, Tile t'hrorghouIt most iofl main
living arc;t I p rai'l d kitchen w ithl stainless appliainccs.
Security and irrigation. Pets oi. (Off Island. $1,500,/ror
2126 Calais 2,0001 s. 4BR/2BA Florida style home with
carpet and cile throughout. ( tGenerous sized living spaces
and Master Suite with separate shower. Large yard wirlh
fenced backlvard. Pets ok. On Island, $.3501/mo
AVAILABLE HOMES UPDATED DAILY ON
75079 Ravenwood 1725 sf. 3BR/2BA open floor plan
Florida style home in 'Timbercreek. Bright, large rooms
and kitchen overlooking living arca Nwith plenty' of cabinet
space. Pets ok. Off Island. S1,250/mo
96157 Stoney Glen 1544 sf. 3SBR/2BA open floor plan
in Heron. Wood floors throughout the main living g areas.
E at-in Kitchen with brecakfasr bar and large pantryi'. 'ull
sire Dining Room. Master suite with His and Hers closets
phls Garden 'tub in bathroom. Fully fenced backyard
over looking the pond. Irrigation and securiNt systems.
Washer and dryer. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,250/mo
16 Zachary 1668 sC. 3BR/3B,\ condo just s eps from
the beach and golf course. Plenty of cabinet space in this
kitchen o\ criNoking the ftamih room with vaulted ceilings
and fireplace. Over sized screened porch on back with
private fenced irn backvaid. Pets ok. O(ff Island,
2235 Cashen Wood ,.-14 sf. 3BR/2B, A horne located
in a qulte neighborhood on lhe Island. Open floor plan.
Large yard with lots of sliade. Pet-s ok. On Island.
631 Tarpon .:- 1053 sf. 2BR/i1B fully firmished town
lihome located in ite I'errmindina Shores conlntmilt. .\11
utilities included, liocatcd just two slorl blocks from the
beach. Pets okl. On Island. $1,150/mo
2488 First Ave. 1088 sf. 2BR32BA townhIose on First
.Aw-nuc in t Icrnadiurl la each. Breakfast iar in llte kitchen.
Master' bedroom has balcony o\erlookting tie backs;u'd
alnd Atlantic Ocean! P'cts ok, ,'n island, SI.1 O0llpo
96010 Stoney -- 1I 7 ssl 3B R/2BAi\ upstairs tom houoe
Kitchen and center island plus Beakfasi ,\rea. ,lsmc
to the lernandinla Beach Middle and I ligh Schools. L,ow
mllaintelancc II.. 1 I no ciiverway with single car
garage. Pets ok. On I l, ,, "im
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