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Lott, Gerrity finalists for city manager


Fernandina Beach Commissioners
Will consider six finalists in the search
for a new city manager, including three
local men and three who have worked
in city government elsewhere in
Commissioners reversed course at
a special meeting Tuesday and decid-
ed to allow Interim City Manager Dave
Lott to apply for the position and
become : firi:,l' Lott was chosen as
interim manager in February after for-
mer city manager Michael Czymboir
resigned under pressure.
The commission also chose Joe

Meet and greet
The public is invited to a 'meet and greet" for all six city manager finalists
at 6 p m Friday. May 11 at the Femandina Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill
Melton Road Commissioners will interview candidates one on one begin-
ning at 8 a m Saturday, May 12 The full commission will interview each
candidate in a public session tentatively set to begin at 1:30 p m. that day.

Gerrity, a former Fernandina Beach
mayor and commissioner, as a finalist.
Gene Knaga, senior analyst with the
Nassau County Clerk of Courts office,
also will be interviewed.
Also making the cut were Michael
Slainpfili.. former city manager of
Casselberry, Paul White, former assis-

tant city manager of Riviera Beach,
and Judy Whitis, city manager of
Callaway. They were among 10 candi-
dates recommended by Paul Sharron
of the International City Managers
There were 93 applicants for the
job. Commissioners at their last meet-

ing agreed to choose from the entire
list of candidates rather than from the
list of 10 narrowed down by Sharron,
who had recommended against pick-
ing a local resident for the job.
Vice Mayor Jeffrey Bunoh asked to
have a discussion at Tuesday's meet-
ing to reconsider allowing Lott to apply
for the job. Bunch said he had spo-
ken with Lott over the past week and
"felt it was right to allow him to apply
for the position." Bunch also said that
Lott had not lobbied hin to be con-
"I have gone and asked (Lott) ques-
tions and got answers right away,
which didn't happen before for me,"
Bunch said. "That's giving me what I

want to know, which is what he's sup-
posed to do." Bunch added that he
had not heard "one negative thing
from one person" about Lott in City
Commissioner Sarah Pelican noted
that she had originally suggested the
interim city manager should be
allowed to apply for the permanent
job. She said she was swayed by
Commissioner Tim Poynter's argu-
ment at a previous meeting that the
interim manager should be barred
from the permanent job so that all can-
didates would be. on an equal playing
CITY Continued on 3A

Trawling local waters

Mi-T-Mo, a 65-foot converted Army T-boat, above, heads for the Intracoastal Waterway. Tugaloo, a 26-
foot Nordic Tug, glides into her slip at the Fernandina Beach marina, below right, after attending a tug
rendezvous in St. Augustine. Stuart Schechter and Claudia Young, bottom right, joined owners of 60
other boats for the recent Marine Trawler Owners Association gathering here.

Tug owners

gather here
Robert Wiggins piloted
the 26-foot Tugaloo smoothly
into a berth in the
Fernandina Harbor Marina
on Saturday.I
While lie w-ent to check in
with the dockmasttc, w i'e
Emily stayed on board to
complete a few domestic
"We've had it about seven
'or eight years," she said of
their Nordic Tug, which was
built in Washington State.
"They're very durable lit-.
tle boats. A couple of the
other tugs from the ren-
dezvous stopped off here
before going home, too."
Wiggins and her husband,
who winter in Florida, met up
with other tug owners for the
- annual Tug Rendezvous, held
this year in St. Augustine.
After-a brief respite in
Fernandina Beach, they'll
head back to their homeport
in South Carolina.
Also enjoying the harbor
was Mike Effort, whose 65-
foot converted Army T-Boat,
Mi-T-Mo, joined other boats
for the annual Marine
Trawler Owners Association
gathering, held this year in
Fernandina Beach. I
Claudia Young and Stuart,
Schechter docked their 62.5-
foot yacht, Evening Star, and
planned to stay through
Shrimp Festival before head-
ing back to Chesapeake Bay.
The couple enjoys the annual
MTOA gali I.i iing as a chance
to socialize with other boat
"People come from all
over to, get together before
we go home," said Young.
"The city has been so wel-

Ferry might receive

temporary state aid

Community Newspaper
The state Department of Transpor-
tation is "amenable" to providing fund-
ing to keep the Mayport ferry opera-
tional until a permanent public-private
partnership can be arranged.
Jacksonville City Councilor Bill
Gulliford, who chairs a council com-
mittee charged with saving the ferry,
said a conference call late last week
left participants optimistic that Ananth
Prasad, secretary of FDOT, will help
keep the ferry afloat.
"We got the sense that the secretary
of the Department of Transportation is
amenable to providing funding to the
ferry for next year to keep it opera-
tional," Gulliford said. "He asked for a
number and I said 'Let's wait on the rid-
ership survey.'"
Prasad participated in a teleconfer-
ence Thursday with ferry backers,
including State Rep. Janet Adkins and
Elaine Brown, chair of the Keep the
Ferry task force. Other DOT person-
nel were also involved, including James
. Bennett, district engineer.
Bennett coordinated the ridership
survey to determine who is riding the
ferry and that report is scheduled for
presentation in mid-May, Gulliford said.
At that time the council auditor will

also be involved and Gulliford said deci-
sions would be made based on actual
information. He said ultimately he
favors having a commission operate
the ferry and the Jacksonville City
Council is expected to permit creation
of such a commission, which will be
funded with public and private rev-
The future of the St. Johns River
Ferry service has been in question
since JaxPort, its current operator,
announced it will cease responsibility
Sept. 30, citing financial concerns,
including millions of dollars in capital
repairs needed.
The decision of the Jacksonville
Port Authority prompted locals to
begin scrambling earlier this year to
find a means to continue ferry service
-between Mayport village and
Heckscher Drive. The ferry is a link in
state road A1A.
Gulliford said he believes the ferry
is ihe "best kept secret" in North
Florida, adding that better promotion
and price adjustments on coupon
books will help in the long run.
"I feel very comfortable that it's
doable," Gulliford said of keeping the
ferry running.
At a Monday meeting of the Atlantic

FERRY Continued on 3A

Just Friends -for

singles over 55

Growing up in North Carolina,
Helene Scott was regarded by her
seven siblings as someone who could
fix anything.
She kept that attitude while enter-
taining troops with the USO during
World War II with Bob Hope and
Jimmy Durante, doing her part to
bring joy to soldiers far away from
In the 1950s when she began hav-
ing children, she didn't like the mater-
nity clothes that were available so she
fixed that problem by designing her
own and another career was launched.
Today, vintage Helene Scott materni-
ty clothes fetch high dollars on the
"When I moved here in 2000, I
thought it was so lovely but I kept
hearing people say how hard it was
to meet people and I thought,
'Well, I'll fix it."'
Determined to bring
together older singles, Scott
created a co-ed group for sin-
gles 55 and older called Just
"The first week, 'I got 70-
some calls! I had only planned --
to have one dinner but people Scott
had such a good time, they -..-
kept calling me to do it again."
Just Friends will be five years old
this November.
The group has met at nearly every
restaurant in town, drawing singles
from as far away as Woodbine, Ga.
and St. Autuiiiir.:
Scott details the fun of each party,
as she refers to the monthly dinners,

Just Friends is scheduled to.meet
each Monday in May at 1 p.m. at
the pavilions at Main Beach. Look
for the yellow balloon. Bring your
own picnic lunch. It's free to join
Just Friends and dinners are
always under $25. To receive an
invitation, qall Helene Scott at

describing the after-dinner games, the
interactions between attendees and
the general atmosphere of cama-
raderie and friendship.
"I want people not to be lonely,"
says Scott. "I want people to be able to
have'companionship. People need to
socialize and have some outside stim-
While it's true there have been four
marriages and several cou-
ples who have paired up
because of the group, Scott
said most of the people just
appreciate the opportunity to
spend an evening with peo-
ple their own age, to chat and
share a good meal.
Several additional groups
have grown out of the initial
one, including a bowling
..... group for singles over 55 that
meets at 2:30 p.m. on
Wednesdays,,folks who walk together
a couple of days a week, and others
who get together to play bridge.
It's free to join Just Friends and
dinners are always under $25. To
receive your invitation, call Scott at

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FRIDAY, APRIL 27,2012 NEWS News-Leader

Street dosures
Waterfront parking lot B
will be closed from midnight
May 2 until midnight May 6.
Waterfront parking lots A, C
and D and the library park-
ing lot will be closed to unau-
thorized vehicles from mid-
night May 3 until midnight
May 6.
Beginning at 5 p.m. May
4 there will be no parking on
the streets and public park-
ing lots of the downtown
Centre Street business dis-
trict (bordered by Ash and
Alachua .streets from Eighth
Street to the waterfront).
This area will remain closed
to parking until midnight
May 6 to finish cleanup and
street sweeping. Signs will
be posted throughout the
downtown area and unautho-
rized cars will be towed.
Parade dinner
Memorial United
Methodist Church will host
its annual Spaghetti Suppei"
in Maxwell Hall on May 3,
Pirate Parade night, from
4:30-7 p.m. Tickets are $7
adults, $3 children six and
under and include spaghetti,
bread, salad, cake and a bev-
erage. Take-out available.
Shrimp Festival
The 49th annual Isle of
Eight Flags Shrimp Festival
May 4-6 will feature a juried
fine arts and crafts show,
antiques, live entertainment,
kids activities, contests,
pirates, the blessing of the
fleet, free admission and 25

food booths by local nonprof-
it organizations. For informa-
tion go to www.shrimpfesti-
val.com or call toll free (866)
The annual Pirate Parade
will be held in downtown
Fernandina Beach on May 3
starling at 6 p.m. For infor-
matidn contact Desiree
Dinkel at 261-7562 or 415-
0952 or 4ififo@shrimpfesti-
val.com. See story page lB.
Southern breakfast
St. Peter's Episcopal
Church will serve a full-
Southern breakfast on
Saturday, May 5.from 7-10:30
a.m. in the Parish Hall at
Ninth Street and Atlantic
Avenue. The breakfast buffet
will include scrambled eggs,\
sausage gravy and biscuits,
fresh fruit, pancakes,
sausage links, coffee and
juice. The cost is $10 per per-
son and is "eat'in" or "take
out." Everyone is welcome.
For more information or to
place special "take out"
orders, call the church office
on Friday, May 4 at 261-4293.
Pet Stop station
.Meals on Wheels for Pets
will host the Pet Stop on
Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m.
to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 6
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during
Shrimp Festival at 17 S.
Seventh St., half a block off
Centre Street. Shade, wading
pools, water and treats will
be available for pets needing
to cool off and get out of the
sun. There is no charge for
this service.

Food safety exam,

training available
ServSafe Food Manager best price possible. The train-
Certification training is offered ing and exam cost $110; the
through the University of Flor- training, exam and ServSafe
ida Nassau County Extension Manager 6th Edition Textbook
Office to provide comprehen- cost $165; and re-tests are $75.
aive training that contains the Training classes are one
most up-to-date information day, starting at 8:30 a.m. and
and current regulations. ending at 5 p.m. The test is
Upon successful comple- administered during the latter
tion participants will receive a half of the day. The maximum
Certificate of Achievement allowed time to take the test
from the University of Florida is three hours. Locations do
Food Safety and Quality Pro- not accept registration or text-
gram. Once students pass the book payments. .
ServSafe Manager's Exam, Nassau County training
they receive a National Certifi- dates and locations are:
cation valid for five years. The Aug. 21 and Oct. 30, 8:30
National Restaurant Associa- a.m.-5 p.m. at the Atlantic Rec-
"tion Educational Foundation reaction Center auditorium,
developed the curriculum and 2500 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina
exam. Beach (277-7350 for direc-
Certification is required in tions). -
Florida for food managers of all Dec. 11, 8:30 a.m. to 5
establishments licensed by the p.m., Northeast Florida Fair
Department of Business and Grounds Multipurpose Build-
Professional Regulation, the ing, 543350 US 1, Callahan
Department of Agriculture and (904-879-1019 for directions).
Consumer Services and select- For information contact
ed licensees of the Department Meg McAlpine, Family and
of Health. Consumer Sciences (FCS)
As a nonprofit educational agent III, UF/IFAS Nassau
program the Extension Office County Extension Service, at
is committed to offering the 491-7340 or (904) 879-1019.





.Fernandina Beach won a strongly contested
bid for a Florida Waterway Welcome Station,
beating out Jacksonville Beach, St. Augustine
and other coastal cities.
April 26, 1962
ITT Rayonier was charged with 29 incidents
of dumping unauthorized pollutant discharges
into the Amelia River in a $300,000 lawsuit filed
by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
April 30, 1987
Eight teachers with a combined 250 years of
experience were set to retire from the Nassau
County School District.
April 26, 2002

French naval schooners l'Etoile and la Belle Poule leave Brest, France'on March 8 on
a trip to the United States to celebrate the 450th anniversary of French Capt. Jean
Ribault's arrival on our shores. The ships will tie up at the Fernandina Harbor Marina
today for a weekend of rest and relaxation before going on to official engagements
along the East Coast.

The French. are coming!

Schooners arrive today for anniversary

Today, Fernandina Beach
welcomes 54 sailors aboard two
French naval schooners for a
weekend of rest and relaxation
after their seven-week voyage
across the Atlantic.
The sailors are visiting
Florida in honor of the 450th
anniversary of French Capt.
Jean Ribault's arrival. After cel-
ebrations in Jacksonville on
May 1, they will head to
Savannah, Annapolis,
Philadelphia and New York.
At 4 p.m., irrespective of the
ships' arrival time, Fernandina
Beach Mayor Arlene Filkoffwill
give a brief welcome along with
Frangois Kloc, Consul of
France in Jacksonville, at the
north pier of the Fernandina
Harbor Marina. Singers from
St. Michael Academy will per-
On Saturday from 9-11 a.m.
and 2-5 p.m. the ships l'Etoile
and la Belle Poule (The Star
and, The Pretty Hen) will be
open to the public for free vis-
its. The 123-foot-long sister
ships were built in F6camp,
France in 1932. The "Belle
Poule" was named after the 26-

gun frigate that started the
French intervention' in the
American Warnof Independence
in 1778. Both ships served the
Free French Forces during the
Second World War.
On Sunday from 12:30-6
p.m., players ages 10 to 77 will
compete in a friendly petanque
tournament a French outdoor
bowling game at the south
end of the marina parking lot.
Teams from Amelia Island,
Jacksonville, St Augustine and
Tallahassee will take on the
French sailors. The event is
free to the public and specta-
tors are welcome. Wine, beer
and food will be available along
with lots of Frehch music.
* "A petanque tournament
like this is probably a first in
history," noted Philippe Boets
of Petanque America, organiz-
er of the event. "Thetre aren't
that many port cities outside of
France with an active and
dynamic players' community.
And a play area right next to
the port, to boot."
Boets said in an email that at
first he had no idea if the sailors
would be interested in a game,

"but the response from the
ships' commanders was so pos-
itive that we had to increase
the number of courts for the
He is looking forward to an
afternoon of "camaraderie at its
best," where players will chat,
get to know each other, have a
drink "a lot better than just
waving at the crew while they
sail by!"
Even the French Consul-
General in Miami hopes to find
time in his busy schedule to
swing by to watch the finals,
said Boets.
"The co-operation of the
almost 80 members of the
Amelia Island Boules Club is
priceless: work on the courts,
sponsoring the sailors for a wel-
come party, a guided tour of
the island in French! Not to
mention the efficient support
of the folks of Parks and
Recreation. All working togeth-
er to make it a memorable
weekend for visitors and
islanders alike," said Boets.
The ships will set sail
around 10 p.m. Sunday. For
information call 491-1190.

WHEATON, Ill.- On May 3-
6, the First Division Museum at
Cantigny Park will welcome 50
Vietnam veterans of Charlie
Company, 1st Battalion, 18th
Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry
Division, as they gather for
their annual reunion and cele-
brate the release of Dogface
Charlie, a book about their
experiences as soldiers.
Tom Pippin of Amelia Island
will be among them. He-is fea-
tured in. the book and will be
traveling to Illinois for the cel-
ebrations and time with his fel-
low veterans.
Dogface Charlie began as an
idea of Tom Mercer, a Charlie
Company veteran and fire-teamn
leader in 1967-68, after he and
his wife visited the Moving
Wall, a replica of the Vietnam
Memorial that travels the coun-
try. After seeing many familiar
names on the memorial,
Mercer decided to hold an ini-

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tial reunion in 2009, where he
recruited other Charlie
Company veterans to con-
tribute to the book.
Pippin relayed his experi-
ences as a platoon leader and
staff member.
"I was a platoon leader in
Charlie Company for five
months and then was promoted
to Battalion Staff as a first lieu-
tenant," Pippin said in an email.
"My last five months in RVN
(the Republic of Vietnam) were
spent on Maj. Gen. Keith
Ware's headquarters staff as
liaison officer to USARV (U.S.
Army Vietnam). I left RVN as a
newly promoted captain in the
infantry. I was 25 at the time
and had a wife and daughter
that was a month old when I
left for RVN."
Pippin saw action on
Highway 13 better known as
Thunder Road as well as
action in the field and earned
the Combat Infantry Badge and
other awards.
For the official release of
Dogface Charlie on May 4, the
First Division Museum has
coordinated with the members
of Charlie Company to make
this reunion special, featuring
private events for the veterans
and their families, as well as

special guest speakers and
other events that will be open to
the public.
On Friday, May 4 at 1 p.m.,
a discussion panel at the First
Division Museum featuring
members of Charlie Company
and museum staff will speak
on how the book began and the
important themes it represents.
After the panel, the book will
officially go on sale.
Saturday, May 5 will feature
a memorial service followed by
an authors' panel including
noted war journalist and author
Joe Galloway; Brig. Gen.
(Retired) James Shelton, oper-
ations officer of the 2nd
Battalion, 28th Infantry
Regiment during the 1967 bat-
tle of Ong Thanh; and Joan
Kotcher, a former Red Cross
"Donut Dolly" with the 1st
Infantry Division in Vietnam.
"Our mission is to preserve
the history of the Army's 1st
Infantry Division, and one of
the ways we do that is to
engage veterans like these, but
it is also a great honor," said
Paul Herbert, First Division
Museum executive director.
Visit www.firstdivisionmu-
seum.org to learn more and to
purchase the book following its
official release May 4.


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Shore cleanup
On April 28 the Sustain-
able Fernandina Commit-
tee will hold a shore
cleanup starting at 9 a.m. at
the Fort Clinch parking lot
and moving west and south
to the old pogy plant. Fort
entrance fees are waived for
participants. For informa-
tion contact Len Kreger at
A continuing computer
workshop will be held each
Thursday in May at 1 p.m.
at the Council on Aging,
1367 Sout 18th St., for peo-
ple interested in learning
the basics of computer use.
Instructor is Jan Cote-
Merow who has been teach-
ing private and group les-
sons on Amelia Island for
the past 10 years. Fee per
class is a $10 donation to
the Council on Aging, a 501.
Class size is limited. Call
Cote-Merow at 583-2870.
"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
Northeast Florida Fair-
grounds). There will be
numerous vendors includ-
ing new and gently used
treasures, homemade good-
ies and a new addition the
Florida Masonic child ID
program. Contact the
Nassau County Extension
Office at (904) 879-1019 to
rent a table.
GoYoga will host a dona-
tion-based yoga class at the
volleyball courts at Main
Beach on May 5 at 9:30 a.m.
following the Shrimp
Festival 5K run/walk. The
class is designed to reduce
injury. For information
Free yoga
Lisa Waas is pursuing
the three-year process of
lyengar yoga teacher certi-
fication and needs students.
interested in precise,
detailed, safe instructional
classes at Community Yoga
with modifications for
injury, age, inflexibility and
some illness available. All
ages welcome. Classes are
held most Fridays, Satur-
days and Sundays. Space is
limited. Call Waas at (904)
613-6345 or email lisaphr
@bellsouth.net for informa-
tion and times.
Free health fair
The second annual free
Indo-American Medical
Association of Northeast
,Florida Health Fair is May 5
from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the
Wyndham Downtown
Jacksonville Hotel, 1515
Prudential Drive. Free
screenings will include
blood pressure, diabetes,
cholesterol, prostate, car-
diac, eye, dental, foot, nutri-
tion, women's and arthritis.
Enjoy free seminars. Health
care companies and area
hospitals will have free
handouts. For information
email lAMAHealthFair
@gmail.com or register-at
www. iamahealthfair.com.
DCF meeting
The Florida Department
of Children and Families
will hold a public meeting
on May 7 from 5:30-7:30
p.m. at the Nassau Children
and Family Education
Center, 86207 Felmor Road,
Yulee, to discuss the state
of the child welfare system,
including foster care and
adoptions, in Duval and
Nassau counties.

Local Vietnam vet marks book release

FRIDAY, APRIL 27,2012 NEWS News-Leader

Meet the candidates

for city manager
Full resumes of the final six candi- Speer & Associates of Atlanta, Ga. He
dates for city manager are on the city has a B.S. degree in industrial man-
website (www.fbfl.org) under "Notices" agement from Georgia Institute of
on the home page. There are 43 Technology, Atlanta. Lott currently
pages, including cover letter, job histo- receives $3,500 biweekly as interim
ry, education and references for each city manager.
candidate. Here is a brief synopsis for Michael Stampfler of Portage,
each, in alphabetical order: Mich., served until September 2011 as
Joe Gerrity has more than 25 emergency interim manager of
years' experience in both the private Pontiac, Mich population 65.000. He
and public sector, with six years as an was previously city manager of
elected official. His last lob was as Talladega, Ala.. Casselberry in Florida
county coordinator of Suwannee and Portage. Mich. He has a master's
County. He served as a Femandina degree in public administration from
Beach commissioner for six years. Western Michigan University. He listed
including a temi as mayor He is a a minimum salary of $110,000.
licensed Florida real estate broker and Paul White has more than 20
a former owner/operator of n multiple years' experience in city management
McDonald's restaurants in Nassau and last served as interim community
County. He has a bachelor of arts development director and assistant
degree in political science with a minor city manager of Riviera Beach. He pre-
in public administration. He'is asking viously worked for PDWA
for an annual salary of $71,500. Management Consultants and
Gene Knaga of Femandina Insituform Technologies Inc, He holds
Beach is a senior analyst with the a master of public administration
Nassau County Clerk of Court/Comp- degree from Howard University School
troller. He was previously a consult- of Business, Washinoton. D.C. His
ant/project manager with ICX Group of minimum salary requirement is
Jacksonville and is a certified public $115,000.
accountant. He has a bachelor of sci- Judy Whitis of Panama City has
ence degree in accounting from Olivet 23 years' experience in municipal .
Nazarene University, Bourbonnais. 111. management and has been city man-,
: He is asking for a salary of $79,400. ager of Callaway, population 14,000,
Dave Lott has 25 years' expen- for the past 15 years. She was previ-,
ence in retail and commercial banking ously assistant to the internal auditor in
as well as experience in corporate Panama City. She has a B.S. in
planning and strategic development accounting and CPA graduate work
and operational analysis He is senior from Florida State University. She list-
vice president with the consulting firm ed a minimum salary of $109,000.

CITY Continuedfrom 1A
Pelican complained she had
been "accused of playing poli-
tics," but that she had been won
over by Poynter's previous argu-
ment. Pelican asked that com-
missioners "stick with the
majority rule" from a previous
vote to bar Lott from applying.
"I stand by everything I said.
before," Poynter said. "(Lott)
should be considered if (every
other candidate) is allowed who
"There are several decisions
we made that were brought
back," MaV6or Arlene Filkoff
said. "I believe the best person
(for the job) is the one who has
been professionally trained. ...
However, when Mr. Lott was
chosen it was one of the best
things that happened to this
commission." Filkoff added that
because of Lott's communica-
tion skills during a difficult time,

he should be allowed to apply
The vote to allow Lott to
apply for the permanent job was
3-2, with Pelican and Commis-
sioner Charles Corbett dissent-
After the vote, Corbett asked
if he could add I.otl to his list of
five candidates.
"You can add a sixth (candi-
date) because we have to whit-
tle it down anyway," City
Attorney Tammi Bach told
In the end, commissioners
chose four to six candidates
each for a total of 26. All candi-
dates ( lI. by more than lne"
comniissiondr were put on the '
list of six finalists.
Lott was listed by Bunch,
Corbett, Poyntel- and Filkoff.
Gerritywas listed by Bunch,
Corbett and Pelican.
Knaga, Stampfler, White and
Whitis were each listed by two

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The six will be scheduled for
interviews on Saturday, May 12
at City Hall at times to be deter-
mined. Those interviews will
be open to the public.
The public also is invited to
a "meet and greet" for the final-
ists at 6 p.m. Friday, May 11 at
the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road.

The Mayport ferry Jean Ribault crosses the St. Johns River.

FERRY Continued from 1A
Beach City Commission, Ad-
kins told commissioners that a
folJow-up meeting to discuss
the St. Johns Ferry with DOT
will take place in about five
She said the target to finalize
funding issues should be May,
and if things aren't settled by
July 1 it will be "entering the
red zone." The goal, Adkins
said, is to secure funding for at

least one year in order to con-
tinue ferry operations.,
"Follow through is actually
critical," she said of following
up with the meetings at the state
In separate action, Jack-
sonville- City Councilor Ray
Holt has suLegp-.l'-J that a spe-
cial taxing district be estab-
lishied so that a tax may be
collected to fund ferry opera-
The boundaries of such a

district are unclear, though' it
has been suggested it include
the areas immediately near the
ferry landings on both sides of
the river.,
Gulliford said, however, that
he thinks such a district is prob-
ably a bad' idea as there is no,
justification that the people in'
Mayport should pay more than
those in south Jacksonville-
Beach or elsewhere, as the
ferry benefits the entire North'
Florida area.

Consumer confidence declines

UIniversity 'oflorida
confidence among Floridians
fell in April, marking a three-
month decline, according to a
monthly University of Florida
All five categories measured
by the survey dropped.
This latest drop in consumer,
confidence was expected, accor-
ding to Chris McCarty, direc-
tor of UF's Survey Research
Center in the Bureau of Econo-
mic and Business Research.
"While we are in many ways
repeating the pattern from last
year, the levels of consumer con-
fidence among Floridians are
higher overall," he said. "This
time last year the index was at
68 compared with 73 this
month. All five of the index com-
ponents are higher than they
were last year, although lower
than last monlh."

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April 13, 2012. Drs. Carlos Alosilla, George Pilcher, Michael Illovsky,
Tony Magnano and Rudy Geer will continue to provide medical care to
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Income levels seem to have
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example, confidence among
those earning $30,000 or more
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those making less were opti-
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Negative equity, damaged

credit -what to do?

The car business is infa-
mous for industry phrases,
which readers of this column
don't see me use. There are
more phrases for owing more
on your car than it is worth
than any other single facet of
our business. Let's just call an
excess of payoff over value
"negative equity," a good two-
word descriptor. The other
major barrier to buying a vehi-
cle is damaged credit. I say
damaged because "bad cred-
it" isn't always accurate. Fifty
percent of people have flaws
in their credit and they vary
from minor blips to major
issues. To categorize credit as
good or bad is too simplistic.
There are multiple levels of
ratings lenders use when
approving loans, with. rates
that coincide with just how
good or bad the applicant (s)
qualifying factors are.
We'll start with negative
equity. As a rule when you
sign a 60-month note on a new
car and drive it an average of
15,000 miles a year, having
made a modest down pay-
ment, you can expect to break
even in 42 months. This sur-
prises a lot of people who
want to trade after two years
of a 72-month note, having
driven 25,000 miles a year.,
The solution for the higher
mileage drivers whose com-
mute is 80 miles a day is to
shorten the finance term to
48-60 months and buy what
your budget allows. These
days mortgage lenders are
not letting people get in too

deep otn the
financed ont
a house, but
oil cars
v lenders are
again willing
1to advance
way over
EFR 'S value for
KEFFER' Svehicles if
CORNER your credit
allows. It
helps to
RickKeffer have a plan
for how long you intend to.
keep the car.
Rolling some negative
equity to another car can be
OK. With today's low rates,
you can be dropping several
points of APR from the old
loan. Your credit may have
improved, allowing the rate to
lower, sometimes substantial-
ly. There is no hard and fast
'rule, but keep the amount
rolled under $5,000, and. hope-
fully less than that. Those
rolling over $5,000 with no
cash down are really commit-
ted to their new vehicle. You
better love it. Fortunately,
most customers will end up
with less than $3,000 of nega-
tive equity, in deals that actu-
ally take place.
. Those with negative equity
need to weigh the ). n, lit-, of
trading or waiting.
Credit approvals come
from a basket of criteria. Your
employer, position, income
and job time rate heavily.
Renting versus owning and
time at residence come next.

Then, how have you handled
paying your bills? The credit
report (s) will show a numeric
score, which lenders look at in
earnest. If there have been
problems, are they recent or
current? Credit is a seven-year
history, and time and/or good
payment activity will drive a
score up. Those rebuilding
from scores in the 400's to mid
500's are often better waiting.
It is a reality that some can
pay 4 percent while others pay
14 percent from the same
lender for the same car.
When circumstances force
a purchase with severely dam-
aged credit, spend a minimum
on a vehicle that will tide you
over until things improve.AA
lot of credit rebuilding deci-
sions require logic; with emo-
tion best left on the sidelines.
Up to 50 percent of dam-
aged credit has at its root a
health challenge. Those with
damaged credit have a lot of
company, are not "bad" people
and can right their ship. The
hardest thing to do with big
negative equity or severely
damaged credit is to wait.
That is hard for a car dealer to
say, but often the best plan.
You will get more for your
money with a little planning
and sometimes patience. Have
a good week.
Rick Keffer owns and oper-
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Meet the Mayor
Fernandina Beach Mayor Arlene Filkoff
will conduct a "Town Meeting" at 7 p.m.
Thursday at the Fernandina Beach Police
Department Community Room at 1525 Lime
St For more information call the City Clerk's
Office at 277-7305.
Democrats to caucus
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and more information or stop by party head-
quarters on Eighth Street. Delegate forms
must be received no later than today.


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Toastmasters helps slay the

lo'r [re News leader

Have you heard Aaron
Piper's story about the little vil-
lage in a land faraway and long.
ago? It seems a'ferocious drag-
on lived on the mountain at the
edge of towvn by the road the
villagers used to enter the big
city nearby. The dragon had
magic powers and could out
match any of the knights using
their best weapons to slay him.
The villagers became so afraid
of the dragon that they stopped
using the road, and slowly the
town began to die.
One day the town fool
announced he was going to try
something new. (Fools are
renowned for not believing in
the impos'ibility of a task and
then getting the job done.)
Followed by some of the curi-



ous or brave townsfolk, the fool
marched out to the dragon and
offered an apple in the uplifted
palm of his hand, asking, "Are
you hungry?" The dragon
reared up on his hind legs and
roared at the fool who didn't
cringe or run away. Lowering
himself, the dragon extended
his neck to sniff the apple and
gently nibbled the tasty treat
from the palm of the fool's hand.
Then the dragon raised his front
paw and slammed the apple
down on the ground, produc-
ing two juicy red apples beside
fool's boots. The next day the
fool brought the dragon an urn
of water, and again, after drink-
ing the clear, clean water, the
dragon smashed the urn, pro-
ducing two golden urns of fiesh
water beside the fool's boots.
Each day, the dragon was
offered something good, and
each day the dragon doubled
the gift offered to him. In time,
the people realized that the
dragon was a blessing to the vil-
lage and not a cuirse, when treat-
ed with warmth and kindness.
I think public speaking is
similar to the dragon. It is one of
the things people fear most.
Recently my friend Beth's aunt
died. At the funeral it was dis-
closed that Aunt Dot had made

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a short list of things she was
afraid of in the left column and
a long list of things for which
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umn. At the top of the left col-
umn was public speaking. It is a
fact that people say they fear
public speaking more than
death. Yet, if we learned to be
comfortable speaking to a
group, we could be more influ-
ential, exchange more ideas,
making our world a better place.
Have you heard of
Toastmasters International?
Many people are unfamiliar with
the organization that has been
around since 1924. There are
currently 270,000 members in
13,000 clubs around the world.
One of those clubs, named Talk
of Amelia Toast masters, meets
twice a month here on Amelia
Island in the Community Room
at the police station on Lime
Street. It's still a small club right
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You might think that
Toastmasters is all about writing
speeches, giving speeches and
critiquing speeches. Actually, it
is so much more. In a recent
officers meeting we discovered
that all of us had joined to
improve our self-confidence,
become comfortable emerging
from our "shells" and to make
new friends. Not one of us actu-
ally thought about speeches,
per so, to motivate us into
exploring the organization. It


turns out that the speeches are
the "vehicle" taking us down
thei road of personal develop-
l'Ire' are different levels of
step by step skill set develop-
inent used in creating speeches.
In the beginning, each new
member participates at the
Competent Communicator
I level, similar to the gentle
Bunny Slope for the beginning
downhill skier. As you progress
through the 10 skill sets, you
gain knowledge, confidence and
proficiency. ()ur club is very
supportive of the speakers,
encouraging each member and
providing tips for improvement
after each speech is given. You
can111 set your own pace as you
progress t l rough the program.
Ten times down the Bunny
Slope and you're looking up the
mountain for a bigger challenge.
'[hat leads to the Competent
I leadership level and another
There are district contests
as well as national contests for
those competitive types.
Membership perks include a
monthly magazine with very
practical advice, not only work-
ing on your own speech devel-
opment, but also inspiring arti-
cles about other 'Toastmasters,
advice for communicating in the
workplace, at home or in the
social situations in which we all
find ourselves at one time or,

Do you think you're already
a pretty good speaker? We could
use a seasoned speaker to
inspire and motivate us and pro-
vide a role model. Being in the
presence of a good speaker
helps us absorb the points of
what makes a speech work and
improves our listening skills.
Your example could help us
believe we too can do it some-
day. We find our club bonding
with each other as we learn to
communicate more effectively
and efficiently. Think about pro-
viding our novice club with
some of your expertise. It's a
way to give back to others and
feel good doing it.
We never know when we will
be called upon to "make a pitch"
to a group in our community.
Whether you have a church
budget to present, a business
plan to propose, or a communi-
ty activity that needs attention,
you find you have something
important to say. Remember the
benefits offered in the programs
of a credible organization like
Toastmasters International.
You may be evaluating
where you are and what you
can do as you work on your per-
sonal development. Many peo-
ple need an edge to improve
their contribution in the work-
place. Talk ofAmeliaToastmas-
ters Club is available to' every-
one and it may just be the
perfect tool for your toolbox
next yea'.

Record-breaking Katie Ride
More than 1,300 participants Walk, which was added in 2009, we can do to increase donation
gathered at the Atlantic Avenue is another opportunity to tell is to document our decisions
Recreation Center Saturday for the story, raise funds and sup- by joining the donor registry,'
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tissue donation. The final num- event put on annually by the Life. "In less than one minute,
bers are still being calculated Katie Caples Foundation and is you can make a decision that
but the event grew about 20 per- directed by Lance Jones. could save someone's life."
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Change is

To quote my old College Econ teacher
(Economics) "there isn't anything as
constant as change," andI 1 offer that
as a start of my views today. That
view has long stuck with me through my life -
that may be harsh to some but very true.
None of us can tell what is going to happen
tomorrow not even the weather channels!
I understand the desire to keep everything
within our own "box" that we don't like
changes and only look back on the ways
things used to be. We are creatures of habit,
and even myself will say not the worst thing in
the world I drive to work, downtown, shop-
ping, and etc.
When it comes to bigger things in our life -
do not ways of conducting businesses change?
You bet! The alternatives to that is many won't
survive the new ways of doing their business if
they'don't change.
ILawyers must be aware of new laws and
changes to the old laws, doctors must keep up
with new medicines or ways of helping their
patients, professionals and businesses must
also keep up with new ideas, expansion and
other means.
The city is going through many changes -
some good and some maybe risky or different
than before. Example: Our commissioners last
year had decided to take a large step and do

going to come
something the past commissioners didn't, step officials to deal with our problems. This is
out and be "progressive" or."a step forward" in another change that would really help -
a difficult time when the vast majority forgot voters' education, voter registration and the act
that several years ago our city had public meet- of voting on election days. What would happen
ings to have the citizens decide what they if this city, county and federal government
wanted to do on the waterfront and elsewhere would declare an "Election Day Legal
to help change the appearance of that area. I Holiday"?
remember the large crowds and people speak- As we look around us, our recent changes
ing on what they wanted to see happen. The on (1) Eighth Street the small additions to
Waterfront Committee spent three years, the curbs of flowers and small bushes, (2)
joined by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Eighth Street out to Shave Bridge with all the
Committee in this effort. The city has started palm trees and new grass areas (instead of con-
to work on the plans and will have some deci- create (3) the small lights back on Centre
sions to make hopefully the right ones. Street trees (thanks to Beano Roberts) are
Someone stated that the vast majority didn't only a few things that can help to improve our
approve the "progressive" approach and it was- image of Fernandina Beach.
n't what the people wanted. How does a total When I first came here in 1958 to visit my
city vote of 25 percent voters out of 100 percent wife's family, there were many things that have
(approximately 8,000) and only 3/4 of them changed since then, when talking to some of
(1,500) show their displeasure constitute a our citizens and telling them what I remember,
majority of citizens? many of them are amazed at the changes. You
The fact that only 25 percent voted does not should remember what the city had and all the
speak well for our city either, that is an issue nice things about it, however, what we should
that.should change this Novegmber when the also do is create what the city could be in the
elections for county and national officials are future.
held. Long ago the effort to get voters out to Changes will come, and we must all judge
vote has been-made without major results, not them by their individual merits and accept the
without trying. The citizens of Fernandina and best ones.
Nassau County need to realize that we all need Life is like changing a flat tire that is a
to take part in the process of electing our best must if we want to go Forward!


Lakewood sidewalks
Sidewalks promote safety. Side-
walks help keep children secure as
they walk or ride their bikes to school.
Most of us would quickly agree with
those statements and I think it's fair to
say that everyone wants the children
of our island to be safe. Thus the pro-
posed sidewalk to be built along
Canterbury Lane from Will Hardee
west to Susan Drive should be, inar-
guably, a good idea, right? Then why
are so many Lakewood residents upset
and concerned about this "good thing?"
("Lakewood residents don't want side-
walks," April 25). Could it be they pre-
fer not to have 6-foot sidewalks
encroaching onto their yards? Could it
be that they are selfish enough to place
the importance of grass over the safe-
ty of our kids? Absolutely not! The rea-
son is in the details and the details are
very interesting.
I live on Canterbury Lane and our
children are grown yet I am very con-
cerned about the children who attend
Emma Love Elementary.
Emma Love has a start time of 7:40
a.m. The grades are third, fourth and
fifth, ages 8,9 and 10. The sidewalk is
being built to encourage these young-
sters'to'walk.to school. Every day, the
sidewalk will be blocked With mail-
boxeA, garbage cans and recyclables on
Monday and Thursday and lawn debris
until Wednesday. Because residents'
cars will not be allowed to block the
sidewalk, they are encouraged by
Fernandina Beach Police Chief Hurley
to park in the street. So here is your
young child, walking to school at 7
a.m. trying to navigate a crowded side-
walk alongside a street with multiple
vehicles which are blocking the view of
oncoming traffic.
Also, according to the Florida Safe
Routes to School Program (SRTS),
under Ineligible Activities or Programs,
"Federal SRTS Guidance prohibits the
funding of recurring costs such as
salaries of crossing guards." Your child
could be crossing busy streets such
as Will Hardee and South 14th Street
without assistance.
Not a problem to you if your chil-
dren are safely bused to Emma Love?
Look again: under the SRTS
Guidelines (www.srtsfl.org) Infrastruc-
ture Projects, Eligible Applicants,
"Some proposed projects will allow
children who live within two miles of
their school to walk or bike to school,
instead of being bused under a 'haz-
ardous' or 'courtesy' busing program.
In these cases it is especially important
to make sure that parents understand
that the busing program WILL LIKE-
LY BE ELIMINATED once the project
is built and that their support for the
project is critical." I suspect the Emma
Love parents of those students who
are presently bused are not aware of
this detail.
The entire project involves side-
walks in both the city and the county
and could therefore affect all Emma
Love students who live within a 2-mile
radius. Do the politicians really think
thit parents are going to allow their'
third-grader to walk 2 miles to their
school which begins at 7:40 a.m.?
Politicians must be thrilled that they
can cut the school expense budget by
decreasing the number of students eli-
gible for busing, while telling parents
that they are sincerely looking out for
the health and well being of their chil-
dren. Still sound like a good idea?
Susan Gagnier
Fernandina Beach

Kudos to Katie's Ride
Last Saturday I had the pleasure of
witnessing the Katie's Ride bike race
herein Fernandina. It was absolutely
a wonderful experience. The race start-
ed with a group of riders from Mayo
Clinic and included hundreds of riders
of all ages and experience levels.
Volunteers were everywhere includ-
ing individuals on their own, the Police
Auxiliary and numerous others man-
ning roads, water stations and check-
points from the 1,., I ,11 ,i, center to
the Dames Point Bridge and back.
Officers from the Fernandina Bleach
Police D)epartment, Nassau County
Sheriff's O)ffice and Jacksonville

Sheriff's Office insured the safety of
the riders and spectators and did an
outstanding job. This was a wonderful
event for a great cause and Fernandina
Beach residents should be proud of
the job done by the Caples and all
involved. This is the sort of thing that
makes our island special.
Don Jordan
Fernandina Beach

Thanks veterans
The Shrimp Festival is quickly com-
ing upon us and there are many indi-
viduals and groups who are preparing
for this annual celebration and tribute
to our shrimpers. Many vendors are
stocking up and hotels are being
booked but there is one group that we
neglect to recognize: our veterans.
,This year we want to thank the
American Legion for permitting the
Veteran Association van to use their
parking facilities and to thank them, the
Vietnam Veterans and the VFW mem-
bers for their assistance in decorating
the Veteran's Memorial near the mari-
na. It is important to all of us veterans
that respect is shown to those who
have given their lives for everyone's
freedom. As such, we are asking for
everyone's help in not using the memo-
rial for his or her lunch table or resting
Thank you veterans and soon-to-be
veterans for your service.
Jim Kaminski
Vietnam Veteran
Fernandina Beach

How could they?
The shocking, two-year-old photo
shows American servicemen holding
the body parts of a suicide bomber.
We sheltered folks shudder at the
apparent ease displayed by the partic-
How could they?
Let's set aside our reaction for a
moment and really think about the
question, "How could they?"
As a start, could it be that these
very special individuals who volunteer
to risk their lives for we the people are
exceptional folks? Yes.
Could it be that they are seasoned
in the field of battle where they've wit-
nessed unspeakable (unfit for six
o'clock news) atrocities committed on
both fellow service people as well as
the civilian population? Yes.
And could it possibly be that the
experience of collecting your fellow
comrade-in-arm's body parts along the
roadside after an explosion of a road-
side bomb has somewhat desensitized
their souls. You bet.
Yes, be shocked, Americans. Let
this small part of reality sink into your
minds, then be grateful to the men and
women who stand in the breach. God
bless them.
Leah Dalton,
Fernandina Beach

Robbed again
I heard the thief who came inside
my fence again (the second time in
two months) and stole two heavy con-
crete urns with large orange gerani-
ums right off my front porch while I
was home. They are getting closer and
closer to the fronf door and I am
The police officer was extremely
prompt and thorough. However, the
city has "Code Enforcement" patrolling
homeowners in police cars while
retired fixed-income taxpaying people
like me get robbed by blatant thieves?
The horse-drawn carriages and his-
toric architectural tours go right in
front of my house. What message will
it send to tourists when I chain dclwn
my rocking chairs and plants and post
huge signs on my picket fence,
"Posted: No Trespassing" every five
Do I have to sleep in a chair on my
'front porch with a shotgun to protect
my property in the Historic District?
Anne Key
Fernandina Beach

Save our animals
This is in response to the dying kit-


ten letter (April 20).
I had a similar experience driving
on North Fletcher several months ago.
There were several cars stopped in
both directions in the middle of the
block. I looked to see what the delay
was and saw the drivers were waiting
for a turtle to cross the street. I thought
how sweet. However one driver in a car
on the opposite side of the street got
impatient, started revving the motor of
his car and sped off around the traffic
in front of him.
And instead of driving on the grass
to avoid the turtle, he ran right over the
turtle, killing it instantly, and he never
stopped. I felt stunned and sick to my
stomach as I am sure the other drivers
did also since there was a delay before
the cars started moving again.
If someone's life is so hectic that he
cannot wait two minutes to let a small
turtle cross the street, all I can say is
shame on him.
Where is the compassion for the
wildlife in our midst. That turtle did
not deserve to die that day and in that
manner just because someone could
not wait two minutes to let it cross the
Please slow down and save our ani-
mals. They deserve better treatment
from us. We need to treasure the ani-
mals we have on our beautiful island.
Carolee Pearce
Fernandina Beach

Agenda 21 revisited
In response to comments made and
rebutted (March 28) by a number of
community members; I'm appalled at
the naivete of the non-conspirators
remarks. It would appear that they also
do not believe that Hitler, Stalin, Pol
Pot, Mao and other dictatorial leaders
existed to remove over 125 million peo-
ple in the name of social change. "My
God, Toto, it can't happen here in
America?" If you have some time
(some two hours) go to the ICLEI
(International Council of Local
Environmental Initiatives) and look up
and read some of the following:
"Local Governments for
Sustainability," this addresses the undo-
ing of your "unalienable rights." This
is a United Nations program (Local
Agenda 21) implemented by local town
councils, pl)lanners, mayors, etc. No
input from local representatives.
Planning will be initiated by Local
Agenda 21 directives.
"Flostering Sustainable Behavior,"
typical European UN social engineer-
ing of your lifestyle, health, environ-
ment and governmental representa-
tion. Reads like our EPA and Executive
Orders only twice as bad.
While the rhetoric may sound
"warm and fuzzy," it can result in con-
sequences such as:
High density housing scams.
HUD projects, imminent domain.
Open space where access is not

allowed. Federal land grabs.
Increased taxes, fees, regulation
, and restrictions. Financial government
Prohibition on natural resources
management. "It's not your land, it's
OUR land."
Undermining Constitutional
administration of governments.
Presently there are 550 communi-
ties in North America paying mem-
bership dues to the ICLEI for funding.
Upoli becoming a member of ICLEI
you become governed by the ICLEI
charter. On the ICLEI website "click
on" USA members, your states and
counties are listed. It's here folks and
it's real. So if you don't believe in Santa
or the Tooth Fairy, you can believe
that the ICLEI is here to "help improve
your life?"
Joe Murphy
Fernandina Beach

Gratitude to the
I am saddened for this trip I made
this weekend to a lovely community as
we are selling my Mom's condo and
bringing back some of her cherished
belongings. My Mom passed away last
May 4, 2011. Just wanted to say to all
in Fernandina Beach a heart-filled
"thank you" for all you did for her!
There are too many to list, friends,
neighbors and many businesses that
took care of her during her life in this
community. Although she had very
strong feelings of where she came
from in North Carolina, Fernandina
Beach for the last 40-plus years was
her home. She loved and lived life to
its fullest and had many wonderful
things to say about the people and the
community of Fernandina Beach.
I can never repay you for your kind-
ness and making her a part of your
community! Thank you all!
T.L Smith
Concord, N.C.

As a resident and homeowner in
the downtown historic district, I want tol
go on record as opposing any changes
to the Land Development Code which
would allow heliports in close proxim-
ity to our quiet neighborhood.
There is an airport on the island for
the handful of people who might want
this experience. What has greater
importance is the experience we want
those of us who live downtown, pay
taxes here and maintain the older
City Senior Planner Kelly Gibson is
way off base. The helicopter business
would not generate tremendous activ-
ity and jobs. The last I looked, only one
person operates the helicopter.
Tourists come here for the unique
qualities of the historic proper ties, good
food, friendly atmosphere, the stretch-

es of beautiful untouched nature, beach-
es and recreation like golf and tennis.
You can't please everyone but
Amelia Island comes awfully close. The
wonderful carriage tours and river fer-
ries are both already available for sight-
seeing and moi-e in keeping with the
atmosphere of a very small historic dis-
People who will choose not to visit
Fernandina because they can't blast
off in a helicopter and buzz the natural
environment won't be missed.
So where was I when the Planning
Advisory Board was considering this
request? Why didn't I lobby them
before they voted on this issue?
I suppose none of us imagined that
the planning board would actually con-
sider the changes requested by Canam
Aviation, let alone approve of them!
Canam Aviation has the singular desire
to profit off our lovely community at any
expense to the residents.
Now the final decision is in the
hands of our city commission. Do any
of the commissioners actually live
Please, understand, Fernandina is
not a theme park, it is-our community.
We live here.
We pay a premium for the homes
we purchase in the historic area that
is our choice.
We also go through the extra cost
and scrutiny of the Historic District
Council before we can perform rou-
tine maintenance or improvements on
our homes.
We do these things because we love
the old homes. We love our downtown
community, our friends and neighbors.
And because we appreciate the need for
rules to protect our collective interests.
This is all well and good until you
throw in a helicopter. One man's idea to
grow his profit statement is not suffi-
cient enough argument to degrade the
daily lives of the downtown homeown-
Canam Aviation has minimized the
intrusive noise and potential public
safety issues of his helicopter rides and
grossly overestimated the boom to our
tourism. Too often the bells and whis-
tles of a presentation by a developer
or interested party mesmerize people
in government positions, affecting their
decisions. Voting should be based on
common sense, not slick promises.
Change should not be invoked
unless it is truly uplifting to the com-
munity at large. This is still a democ-
racy, isn't it?
Canam Aviation has the right to ask
for an exception to t(lie established
rules of thie land and we, the people,
have the right to respectfully reject that
The commissioners will be hearing
public opinion on this issue Tuesday.
Contact them and let them know how
you feel.
Peggy Lehosit
Fernandina Beach



But benefits are out of this world

W whatever compels us to go
one mile, go with Him two.
It appears many in the
body of Christ may not -
have heard this verse or do not under-
stand it. Sometimes in the job market
and in the workforce, some employees
seem to be interested in the benefits
and perks of employment rather than
being productive.
We are compelled with external moti-
vation by the Holy Spirit. Jesus compels
from within in such away that we don't
really know when the work begins; all
we know is that He who begins it will
continue and complete it, as we yield
ourselves more and more to Him by
trusting His word to instruct us and His
.Holy Spirit to direct us.
The desire to be paid is what usually
compels us to go the one extra mile, but
it is choosing to go that extra mile with

a J.Icsus when Ih has
......n.is 'd .ls an in-
crease i"r even a bonus
that gets others' atten-
tion. We know the pay
is low, but the benefits
arle ouit of his world.
Spiritually, the
Sermon on the Mount
is not what we strive to
NOW AND do' it is a glimpse of
THEN what we are capable of
... doing. We should
understand it is totally
Maybelle impossible to live the
Kirkland sermon without an
inward compelling to
please the Lord, which
should always include the way we relate
to others. Sometimes instead of working
hard to please the Lord, let's work to
effect positive changes in others' lives.

When we do this, we should sense that
lie is truly pleased.
In the Lord's job market and work-
force, we can be very productive and
receive the benefits and perks of
employment, from an awesome employ-
er. May God continue to give us the
strength to continue in His will and in
His way.
. The families of the late Bro. Andrew
Jamison and Harry Wilson Ji. thank
their family and many friends for all acts
of kindness shown to them during their
times of bereavement.
Birthday wishes to Shawn Wingard,
Leon Baker, Willie Staten, Tia Scott,
Lynn Smith, Ella Brown, Keegan
Brennan, Velvet Holland-Brown, Clara
Amons, Debora Hall and the Rev.
Darien K. Bolden Sr. as he continues to
enjoy the calendar Tea Victory for April

Arts academy finds new direction

The Amelia Arts Academy
held a community strategic
planning session on Monday
at Springer Controls .
.Company on Chester Road in
The meeting was facilitat-
ed by Jane Lindberg, board
president: Paul Bosland, long-
time Academy supporter;: and
Janet Streit, acting director. It
was attended by 20 communi-
ty members who are interest-
ed in helping the academy
,achieve success with its
t-ecent change in direction.
The Board of Directors

voted at its March board
meeting to re-focus the work
of the Amelia Arts Academy
to provide arts programs for
children in the community
who have little or no access
to arts education.
The group represented
strong supporters of the Arts
Academy donors, teachers,
volunteers, parents of stu-
dents, community members
and the academy board of
After a report on its new
vision by Jane Lindberg, the
, group broke into three con-

versation focus groups for a
catered dinner. The focus
groups were fund develop-
ment, re-branding/marketing
and administrative support to
discuss how to go about
achieving success in these
Ihree major areas of opera-
lion. Th{e groups then caimen
together as a full group and
continued these conversa-
tions with the entire group.
A multitude of ideas was
generated and many specific
roles for volunteer help were
identified. This information
will be taken-to the next

board meeting where a plan
will be developed for moving
forward in an exciting new
"T'here are so many chil-
dren in this cominnubity who
would love to be exposed to
the arts. It's exciting to be
part of a process that will
allow'that to happen." said
Streit. "Knowing the success
of the afterschool band pro-
gram at Emma Love Hardee
Elementary School convinces
me this is the right direction
for the Arts Academy,"
Lindberg added.

Deadline nears for workshop

Renowned Los Angeles oil painter
Michael Siegel is scheduled to teach a
three-day portrait workshop on Amelia
Island June 7-9. This will be the last
workshop until fall for Amelia Island
Artists Workshop.
Born in 1979, the youngest son to a
,violinist father and artist mother, Siegel
grew up surrounded by the arts. With -
an early interest in developing his draw-
ing skills, Siegel spent his high school
years in Los Angeles studying anatomy
and figure drawing under leaders in the
animation and illustration fields. It was
not until the age of 18, however, when
.Siegel first held a paintbrush, that he
knew he had found his calling. After
studying privately under David A Leffel,
Siegel moved his studio to Los Angeles,
where he how works as an artist and is

a highly sought-after instructor.
Known now for his still-life, portrai-
ture and figure painting. Siegel uses a
dramatic "chiaroscuro" (or "light-and-
shadow") approach to create powerful
and moving paintings. IHis works have
been shown at numerous international
exhibitions, and have been collected
throughout the world.
In'this class, students will learn to
'paint the portrait using the chiaroscuro
approach of the Dutch and Flemish '
masters. Particular Ittentioun will be paid
to light amnd shad,)i\x, :as w,'el ;ias the use
of value, color, edges and brushstroke
in creating a painting with a visual con-
This class is open to advanced,begin-
ner to advanced level students.
Registration deadlines ar'e approaching.

Ilos Angeles oil painter Michael
Siegel paints using the chiaroscuro
approach of the Dutch and FIlcmish

Contact Sandra Baker-flinton at Amelia
SanJon Gallery at 491-8040 during busi-
ness hours, or call 557-1195 for registra-
tion and class information. Cost is $375.


Shrimp art learning, collaboration and inspiration, 24 Contact Pat I looks, 277-2597.
the IFC continues to address the Free children's classes, May 26,
The Plantation Artists' Guild & increasing needs of society, eommuni- signup required, call 261-7020. Sharon
Gallery, 94 Amelia Village Circle, pres- ties and individuals. Haffey, instructor.
ents an art exhibit celebrating the Isle of Marsh currently resides as fellow of Childrens' Art, 6-9 years, 10-11 a.m.
Eight Flags Shrimp Festival through the Donald B. and Twila Catron Sr. or 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (two sessions);
May 12 to give festival fanciers an oppor- Professorship of Art at Washburn Middle School Art, 10-13 years, 1-2:15
tunity to visit the gallery. University in Topeka, Kan. For informa- p.m. Art supplies donated by the
The gallery is open Wednesday tion about the International Fiber Woodstock Foundatiri of Jacksonville
through Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Collaborative and its current project visit and the Plantation Ladies Association.
Call 432-1750. www.thedreamrocket.com. Upcoming workshops:
The quilt guild meets the second Sketching & Journaling, Kaytee
rap p- Tuesday at the Woman's Club, 201 Jean Esser, instructor, May 9, 10, 11, 8:30
The Amelia Island Quilt Guild invites LaFitle Ave. Programs are free and open a.m.-12:30 p.m. Call (843) 476-9059 or
the public to a free program at 7 p.m. to the public. Visit aiquilters.com for Kaytee@KayteeEsser.com.
.May 8 featuring Jennifer Marsh, found- information. Fundamentals of Photography with
ing director of The International Fiber Michael Spicer, May 29-30, 9:30 a.m.-
Collaborative. ISand A events noon. Contact Spicer at 491-8658 or
The IFC addresses the growing need May events at the Island Art michaelspicer@bellsouth.net.
for arts education in the community and Association Education Center, 18 N. Learn How to Sculpt Animals &
in 2009 launched the Dream Rocket proj- Second St., include: People Workshop 1, with
ect, a large-scale collaborative fiber Portrait Workshop, 7-9 p.m., May 8, Charles"Chuck" Oldhaam, 1:30-4:40 p.m.
wrap. Up to 8,000 fiber panels will be 22, 29; May 19, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Contact June 2. Contact Oldham at 432-8398 or
created by individuals from various Paul Massing, 321-0738. whatisasculpture(i)gmail.com.
'regions of the world and then connected Thursday Morning Painters, 8:30 Conciousness, Compassion, &
.side by side to wrap the 365,,Saturn V a.m.-12:30 p.m., May 10, 17, 24, 31. Creativity with Martha Bennett, MA,
Moon Rocket in Huntsville, Ala., in May Contact Gretchen Williams, 491-317.1. June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2. Contact
2014. Using the arts as a vehicle for Photographers' Group, 7 p.m., May Bennett at 557-5951.

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Cynthia Spark-
man, daughter
of Renee
Sparkman of
Beach, has
received her
bachelor of Sparkman
arts degree in
English with
concentration in creative writ-
ing and a minor in psychology

from Florida State University.
While attending FSU,
Sparkman was the public rela-
tions chair for Students for
Real Beauty, wrote, recorded
and performed music and
worked as lead vocalist and
pianist at various philanthrop-
ic events. Sparkman also
worked as a soloist and as
lead vocalist for various bands
across Northeast Florida and


Marine'Corps Pvt. Jason
T Higginbotham, son of Jolie
M. and Adam T. Higginboth-
am of Bryceville, recently
completed 12 weeks of basic
training at Marine Corps
Recruit Depot, ParrisIsland,
S.C., designed to challenge
new Marine recruits both
physically and mentally.
Higginbotham 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, Iligginbotham spent
numerous 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 durifig
field training.
Higginbotham 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
Higginbotham and fellow
recruits ended the ti-aining
phase with The Crucible, a 54-
hour, team,evolution culminat-
ing in an emotional ceremony
in which recruits are present-
ed the Marine Corps Emblem,
and addressed as "Marines"
for the first time in their
-' M Navy Cmdr. Timothy V.
Parker, whose wife, Heather,-
is the daughter of Faith and
Joeseph M. Haselburger of
Yulee, currently attached to
the Patrol Squadron (VP) 10

homeported in Jacksonville,
was recently awarded the
2011 Aviation Battle Effici-
ency (Battle "E") from Com-
mander, Naval Air Forces).
The aviation Battle "E" is
.the Navy's top performance
award presented to the air-
craft carrier and aviation
squadron n each competitive
category that achieves the
highest standards of perform-
ance readiness and efficiency.
The award recognizes a unit's
training and operational
achievements while including
a balance that incentivizes
In the aviation squadron
competitions, each aviation
Type-Commander selects a
winner in every category,
while CNAF selects the Navy-
wide winners, resulting in
three sets of recipients.
The Battle "E" competition
is conducted to strengthen
individual command perform-
ance, overall force readiness,
and to recognize outstanding-
performance within the naval
'aviation force.
Grading metrics for attain-
ing the Battle "E" award
include operational achieve-
ment, training, inspection
accomplishments, material
and personnel readiness, avia-
tion safety, weapon systems
and tactics development, and
contributions to the aviation
Each member attached to .
a winning ship or squadron
earns the right to wear the
Battle "E" ribbon on their uni-
form, or if they already posses
that ribbon, they can add an'
additional "E" 'device to thie'
Visit www.navy.mil, www.
facebook.com/usnavy or


Deadline extended
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 applications for a
six-week Data Busters sum-
mer youth computer camp fori
. ages 14-16. The registration
deadline has been extended
to May 4.
The program runs June
18-July 27 and combines com-
puter classes and job training
skills on campus at FSCJ.
Transportation is provided
from the Fernandina Beach
office, 1303 Jasmine St., Suite
100. Call Lisa Mohn, family
and community services man-
ager. at 261-0801, ext. 203 for
information or an application.'
Youth msut meet low-income
and academic requirements.
Space is limited.
.Theater camp
Fernandina Little Theatre
is offering an introductory
theater camp for children
ages four to six years old,
May 15-27. Instruct or will be
Susan Dahl of Thc. Red
Crayon. For registration infor-
mation contact Dahl at 556-
I 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.-l p.m. part-
time (Monday/Wednes-
day/Friday) or full-time
(Molnday-Fri'day). Session I,
June 4-15, is Water: Session
11, June 18-29, is Space; and
Session III, July 9-20, is
Anillals aroun( the World.
Sign up l or1' ll three and get a
discount. Discounts available
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 per camp.
B&G Cub camp
Nassau Boys & Girls
Clubs has established 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
Cromnartie (491-9102) at the
Fernandina Club and Jamie
Thompson or Sherryl Smith
(261-1075) at the Miller Club.
Montessori camps
Amelia Island Montessori
School has prepared fun and
exciting educational activities
for children ages 18 months
through adults. From Toddler
"Dig those Dinosaurs" to
Primary "Little Chefs," AIM
offers a wide variety of camp
topics to keep children
engaged. For first graders on
up, the school provides sum-
mer camp studio classes thai
include Clay Art, Camp
iMovie, African Dance, Sea
Turtle Exploration, IHorse
Camp, Jewelry Making and
more. Visit AmelialslandMon
tessori.com for camp details
and online registration.
Theater camp
Callahan Community
Theatre is holding summer
camp signups. Camp will be
JULY 23-27 from.9 a.m.-3 p.m.
at the Northeast Florida
Fairgrounds building. Fee is
$50 per person. For informa-
tion call (904) 583-0577.

Deadline for wedding information and photos
is 3 p.m. Tuesday prior to publication on Friday. A brief
announcement of the wedding engagement or ceremony will be
published free of charge. Additional Information may run at a
fee of $6.34 per column Inch. A photograph of the bride or cou-
ple maybe submitted and will run free at one column by 2 1/2
inches. Larger photos will be charged a fee of $6.34 per column
inch. Call 261-3096 for Information.


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FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012/News-Leader



St. Michael
Academy Pre-K
students presented
an Easter basket to
their friends at
Quality Health in
Fernandina Beach,


Food needed
The Salvation Army Hope
House's food pantry is cur-
rently in need of: 1.) canned
fruit 2.) oatmeal 3.) -con-
densed soup 4.) peanut butter
and jelly. It also is beginning
to stock other essential neces-
sities like toilet paper, paper
towels, aluminum foil, baggies
and zip locks, dishwashing liq-
uid, etc. and would welcome
donations ofthose items as
well. For more information,
call 321-0435 or stop by The
Salvation Army Hope House,
located at 410 S. Ninth St.
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),)egins pt,:30 a.mg., j,;
warmup at 9 a.m. and the walk
at 9:30 a.m., with 3-, 4- or 8-
mile options. Prizes will be
awarded to the top three par-
ticipants that raise the most
money in this fun and fitness
activity for the whole family.
Contact Pam Albertie for reg-
istration packages, to volun-
teer or to give tax-deductible
donations. Make checks
payable to Solid Rock COGBE
Latin dinner
La Tierra Prometida (The
Promised Land) invites the
community to taste traditional
Latin American food from 5-8
p.m. on April 28 at 416
Alachua St. (in the former
First Baptist Church). The'
dinner will feature an array of
Hispanic dishes from Mexico,

Sunday School ........... ............9:30 am
Sunday Worship..................................10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA........................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ................6:30 pm
Pastor:Bud Long
941017 Old Nasauville Road County Rd-107 South
f. ernandina 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
or David.


1lihdnalFiamilyWoip....... 830am&11am
CenmporaryWVlip ...9tA5am in Maxwell Hall
Youth alavay.........9:45rnam in Youth Center
Suusyloolf atmrallega .......9915gm &1laem
wAmIa qDinr(Aug-May-.....515pm-63pmm

El Salvador, Honduras,
Puerto Rico and Uruguay.
Admission is free but dona-
tions are happily accepted for,
the building fund of the
Spanish ministry. For informa-
tion call (904) 349-2595.
Dedication service
First Presbyterian Church
of Fernandina Beach has com-
pleted phase one of its colum-
barium program, a place for
interring and memorializing
church members and their
loved ones. Phase one
includes 90 niches, a fountain
and benches. There is a gran-
ite tribute tower where names
of loved ones of members of
First Presbyterian Church
may be placed on bronze
plaques. When needed, the
church will complete phase
two of the master plan, which
.will include more niche walls
and seating areas.
A formal dedication of the
columbarium will be held
betwp service at, 10:40,,q.m.
April 29 ...
Dental help
The Northeast Florida
Baptist Association will take
appointments for the mobile
dental unit on April 30 begin-
ning at 8 a.m. for Tuesday
through Friday. Only fillings
and extractions will be per-
formed. Patients must be 18
and older. The unit will be
located af the Northeast
Florida Baptist Association,
851035 US 17 North, Yulee.
Applicants must appear in per-
son. For information call 225-
Tuesday worship
Join The Salvation Army '
Hope House on May 1 at noon
for its Tuesday Worship

"Discover the Dil'erence" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pnm
Preschool and Children Aclivities
Coera- of Buccaneer Tr. & Gterbmg Road. Femandinoa el)
For MoreInfonnation Call: 261-9527

Ted Schroder, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 9:15 & 11:15 am
All are Welcome
,16 Bowman Road, 277-4414
Off AIA at entrance to Omni Resort
Amelia Island Plantation
fareio ptxqtlsamsliaelgntls!'taeu!l

Service. Gene Knaga of
Amelia Island Ministries will
lead the group in an annoint-
ed time of worship through
music and the Word of God.
For more information, call
321-0435 or stop by The
Salvation Army Hope House,
located at 410 S. Ninth St.
Seeker Group
The Seeker Group pres-
ents conversation and practice
using Episcopal Priest
Cynthia Bourgeault's book,
Centering Prayer & Practice -
Inner Awakening. The com-
munity is welcome to join the
group on Thursdays May 3,
10 and 17 from 10-11:30 a.m.
Call Joyce Aldrich and leave
message at'277-0954.
Unity services
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 through September, to
help establish a Unity Church
locally. For information call
Chris Dillon at 310-6502 or
Marchia Brown at 415-0822.
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 aind
Thursday from 2-4 p.m. For
more information call 225-
Donations needed
Harbor Shores Ministries
is a nonprofit organization
that reaches out to needy fam-
ilies in the local community. It

Rev. Jose Kallukalam |

Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5.30 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses 8am- 9:30am 11am- 12:30pm
Daily Mass- 8:30 am Mon., Wed., Thurs & Frn.
6 pm Tuesday
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6:00 pm; Holy Day 8.30 am
Confessions: Saturday 3:00pm 3:45 pm or by appt
Telephone Numbers:
Parilh Oflice: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Nfimber 9-4.277-6586

Living Waters
Contemporary Worship
SAT. .. .6:0110 pm
SUN ..9:30 am
WED ..7:00 pm
S Youth, Nursery
& Children' Ministries
fotp.o. 321-2117
On AA I mile west of Amelia Island
Join us LIVE on the Web Sunday

New Vision
Church, UCC
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7 le. a Ho I l~n iNl.,
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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.
Donations are tax-deductible.
Celebrate recovery
First Baptist Church of
Fernandina Beach, 1600 S.
Eighth St., sponsors
"Celebrate Recovery" every
Friday at 6:30 p.m. This
Christ-centered, biblically
based program is for individu-
als and their family members
who are dealing with addic-
tions, compulsions, past hurts
and potentially destructive
behaviors. Call 261-3617.
Transport project
A project to fabricate metal
parts used to manufacture
three-wheeled, hand-cranked
carts is ongoing at a work-
shop sponsored by Memorial
United Methodist Church.
The vehicles, called Personal
lnerg, Transportation, or
PIETs, are fully assembled at
Penney Farms near Green
Cove Springs and shipped
throughout the world to vic-
tims of polio, land mines and
other injuries.
The workshop operates
Monday through Thursday
from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Call
Jack at 261-5691 or James at
261-5863 to volunteer.
T7 add or change an
announcement in Church
Notes, send mail to Church
Notes, c/o News-Leader, 511
Ash St., Fernandina Beach, FL
32034, send email to
sperry@fbnewsleadercom (use
"Church Notes" in the subject
line) or call Sidn Perry at 261-

Innovative Style, Contemporary Music,
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KidKrodibln Children Ministries
Meeting @ l0:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed., 6:30pmr
Connectwig wth Christ..
ConnectiWg ith Peopa/&



Pleaseohn us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM

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

20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of All People
Sunday 'Ne MAeber( Clasr 9 a.,m.
Sundt1, Schrol 9:00 a.m.
h1,'nnK lirsrtip 10:3i0 .m. evey Suhnda
ildnesday Noon-dtay 'rqvyr
If -dtusdy Mi 'r- Servi'e "-9 p.m,. Ministries:
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family wrship center
Sunday Service .. .10:30 am
Bible Study ....... .9:30 am
Wednesday Service... 7:00 pm
85031 Landover Drive
Yulee, FI

'Next Level' conference

for Catholic men May 19

On Saturday, May 19, hun-
dreds of men from around the
Catholic Diocese of St.
Augustine will gather to take
their faith to the "Next Level."
The doors will open for the
biannual event at 7:15 a.m.
with the conference beginning
at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 4
p.m. at the Wyndham River-
walk'Hotel, 1515 Prudential.
Drive in Jacksonville.
Serving as this year's hon-
orary chair is Jacksonville
Sheriff John Rutherford, who
also will be honored at the
event by Bishop Felipe J.
Esl6vez for being a strong
Catholic leader in the com-
Kicking off this year's con-
ference with the first talk is
Jesse Romero, a Catholic lay
evangelist who is nationally
acclaimed for his dynamic,
upbeat Christ-centered preach-
ing. A resident of California
and a retired veteran of the
Los Angeles County Sheriff's
Department, Romero was a
three-time World Police- box-
ing champion and a two-time
U.S.A. Kickboxing champion.
During his years as a deputy
sheriff, Romero experienced
the dark side of society every
day, yet he also saw evidence
of God's work in some of the
most unexpected places,
Deacon Harold Burke-
Sivers will give the second talk
at the conference. He is the
founder and director of
Servant Enterprises, Inc., a
Christian evangelization and
apologetics organization. He
is a popular speaker and has
appeared in Envoy and The
Domestic Church magazines,
and on many national and
international radio programs,
including Catholic Answers
Live, Catholic Connection,
Kresta in the Afternoon and
the Drew Mariani Show, to

name a few. He is a regular
contributor to the Relevant
Radio Network and has been
featured on the Eternal Word
Television Network's Life on
the Rock and hosts the EWTN
series, Behold the Man:
Spirituality for Men, Made in
His Image: Family Life Today
and Christ the Servant: The
Vocation of Deacons.
This year's keynote speak-
er is Father Leo Patalinghug,
a priest of the Archdiocese of
Baltimore, professor of theol-
ogy at Mount St. Mary's
University and Seminary, an
internationally known confer-
ence speaker, popular TV and
radio personality, the creator
and. host of the movement,
"Grace Before Meals," which
,inspires and strengthens fam-
ily relationships around the
dinner table.
His message combines uni-
versal spiritual insights with
the dynamic of personal inter-
action shared around the din-
ner table. Although he is a
priest, his unique background
as a former martial arts cham-
pionship title holder and cho-
reographer for an award-win-
ning breakdancing group has
provided him unique experi-
ences and insight's that has
caught the attention and accla-
mation of diverse audiences
on PBS, ABC, CBS and also
the Food Network, in which
Father Leo defeated a world
famous chef in a surprise cook-
ing competition, Throw Down
with Bobby Flay.
The conference will include
Mass with Bishop Est6vez as
the main celebrant, prayer and
Cost for the conference is
'$40 ($50 after May 6) and
includes lunch and parking.
To register, call (904) 308-7474
or register online at www.flori-

Grief support available
Community Hospice of second and fourth Thu
Northeast Florida is offering the month from 1-2:3(
an open-ended grief support the Nassau County Cc
group for adults who have Aging, 1367 South 18
experienced the death of a Community Hosp
loved one. An open-ended sup- port groups create as
port group format allows new comfortable envir
participants to join the group at where you can bond x
any time, so that new grievers ers who have experi
have access to the group as a similar loss.
support resource. The support For information or
group will be led by a licensed whether a Communi
and trained Community Hos- pice support group m
pice bereavement profession- right for you, call

The group meets every

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Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15 am arid 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday.1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
plesses For All Age
Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All
85971 Harts Rd., West .904-226.6128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225*0809

OSunday School............. 9:4SA.M.
Worship Service............ O1:SSA.M.
Discipleship Training .........6:OOP.M.
Evening Worship ............. 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper... 6:OOP.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ..... 7:OOP.M.
736 Bonnlevlew Road (aise tr wn Sadlr Rd.)
904-261-4615 (church office)
Nursery provided

First Baptist
Fernandina Beach
9:00 Life Groups
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Yulee, West

Nassau win

to advance

Public schools prevailed Tuesday in region-
al quarterfinal matchups. The Yulee High
School girls softball team eliminated the
Bolles Lady Bulldogs 15-3 in Jacksonville and
the host West Nassau Lady Warriors toppled
Both teams advance to the semifinal round
of the playoffs tonight. It will be a rematch
from the District 4-4A championship. West
Nassau hosts the 18-10 Yulee Lady Hornets.
First pitch is at 7 p.m. in Callahan. .
Advancing to the second round of the state
playoffs is another first for the Lady Hornet
"We played 14 playoff teams this year and
all of our 10 losses were to playoff teams," said
Candy Hicken, head softball coach at Yulee
High School.
: Yulee lost to West Nassau three times and
fell to Hilliard, Creekside, River's Edge out of
Clermont, Wakula, Florida High and Palatka
luring the regular season. Palatka was elimi-
: "We beat nine playoff teams. Not bad for
the season in perspective," Hicken said.
On Tuesday, Hayloy Solomon got the 1ady
Hornet hit parade started in the first inning.
Solomon led off with a shot to center. Graison
Murray pushed her to second with a sacrifice
bunt and Hannah Pipkin knocked Solomon in
for an early Yulee lead., Sierra Mills knocked
in Pipkin with a single to center.
Bolles answered in the bottom with a two-
run home run by third baseman I laley Wildes
to knot the score.
Zoie Williams hit to the pitcher but was
safe at first thanks to an overthrown ball in the
top of the second inning. Solomon had a
grounder up the middle and Murray knocked
in Williahms on a slap hit.
Bolles couldn't answer as Yulee pitcher
Karla Beasley struck out the first two batters;
the third "'pp." '1 up to the catcher.
Bifanna )'Neial led '~f thel ourthili'ning' "
with a hit to center and senior Audrey Boren
advanced her to second on a sacrifice.
Williams doubled in O'Neal.
"Zoie had a great game," Hicken said. "If
we had a player stand out this game, she
would be one of them. She made some defen-
sively great plays and offensively she was 3-
The hits kept coming for Yulee. In the fifth,
Pipkin and Beasley both hit to center. O'Neal
knocked them both in when Bolles' right field-
er misjudged the fly ball. Boren had a hit to
left and Williams hit to left, scoring O'Neal.
Yulee was up.7-2.
Beasley hit her 11th home run of the sea-
son in the top of the seventh inning. Her sec-
ond grand slam of the year propelled Yulee to
a 15-3 victory over Bolles.
Beasley started on the mound, giving up
just two hits. She was relieved by Sierra Mills
in the bottom of the fifth.
West Nassau's Lady Warriors hosted
Episcopal Tuesday, giving up just one run,
unearned, in the regional quarterfinal victory.
Payton Grandquest hit a triple and Court-
ney Smith and Tiffany Barber had infield hits
to load the bases for the Lady Warriors. Nesha
Jones had a two-RBI single and Tiffany
Swafford scored a run on a fielder's choice.
In the sixth inning, Grindquest hit a two-
.run homer to keep the Warrior bats alive.
Morgan Williams got the win on the
mound. She struck out six and gave up just
three hits.



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West Nassau eliminated
Yulee 3-0 Tuesday in the dis-
trict semifinal game in
Callahan. The Warriors
advanced to the title game
Thursday and faced top-seed-
ed Fernandina Beach. Yulee
had just two hits on the night.
Chris Murdock, bottom left,
threw a four-hitter. "But the
offense just couldn't do any-
thing on the night," said Will
Minor, head baseball coach at
Yulee High School. "All three
runs were unearned on four
errors." Yulee bids farewell
to two senior outfielders,
Zach Camp, right, and Will
Woods. FBHS's Ryne Casey,
left, Thomas Guinn, above,
Jake Foley, below left, James
Martin, below right, DJ.
Kiely, bottom center, and
Avery Womble, bottom right.

Clubhouse's ready for May 14 tourney
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Golfers in this year's chari-
ty tournament for the Nassau
Humane Society will get a
:special treat an up-close
look at Long Point golf
course's newly renovated
clubhouse facilities.
Improvements to the pri-
vate course at the Amelia
Island Club have been almost
'two years in the making, said
Humane Society board mem-
:ber Mike Clower, chairman of
'the event. Players in the Pars
;for Paws Classic May 14 will
:enjoy an afternoon of golf on
ithe Tom Fazio-designed links,
:with prizes and amenities,
including cart and a treat bag.
That will be followed by a
reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
for golfers and their guests
that "should be one of the
;best parties anywhere,"
Clower said. It will feature
heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine
and a cash bar, live music,
and a silent auction. Both the
new clubhouse patio and bar
feature stunning views of the
There will be men's,
women's and mixed teams;

The newly renovated Long Point clubhouse facility is open, just in time for the Nassau
Humane Society's charity golf tournament May 14. For information or to register, visit
Nassau lumaneSociety.com or call Mike Clower at 261-2217.

foursomes are invited or you
may sign up individually and
be paired with ot her golfers.
The event is a four-plerson
handicap scramble, captain's
choice. There is a 22-team
limit and so far 20 have regis-
The entry fee is $150 per
player, which also includes a
guest for the reception.

Additional guests are invited
(6 (he i,.. ii..II, for $'()0 perl
person. Individuals ol r busi-
nesses can also sponlso a i
hole for $1,10 0eaich.
lor information or to reg-
ister for lthe toLurnamienlt or
reception, visit Nassau
IlumnaneStciety.coml or call
Clower al 2j 61-2217. The tour-
naument starts al 1 p.m. and

gtoll(ers can practice oI the
driving range starting at'12:30
Proceeds will benefit tle
Nassau Humlane Society and
its mIissiont to save homeless
animals. Tl'he tournament is
an important fundr'aiser florl
IhIe local shelter each year.
"Montey always hells the ani-
mals," Clower said.


Evert, Martin in

'Match for a Cure'

The Omni Amelia Island
Plantation and BP Sports
and Entertainment present
"Match for a Cure," an after-
noon of tennis at the resort's
Racquet Park at 4 p.m. May
6, featuring tennis greats
Chris Evert, Mats Wilander,
Todd Martin, Tracy Austin
and Ashley Harkleroad.
Headlining the event is a
slate of mixed doubles, pair-
ing Martin and Ilarkelroad
against Wilander and Austin
with Evert officiating the
match in the umpire's chair
- all while supporting the
March of Dimells and tlhe
Miracle Match Foundation.
The even also features
an "Ultimate Miracle
Match," placing Martin
against Miracle Match
Foundation founder,
lenukmcia sturvivort and tennis
professional, Bill Przybysz.
Additional attractions
include beginner and
advanced clinics with the

tennis greats from nooni to 2
p.m., followed'by a special
pre-match cocktail reception
with the players. VIP ticket
holders and sponsors are
invited to attend the cocktail
reception that will feature a
question-and-answer session
with the players as well as
opportunities for autographs
and pictures.
Tickets can be purchased
by calling (800) 745-3000 or
online at www.ticketmaster.
com. All general admission
seats are $45, courtside
seats are $65 and courtside
VIP tickets, including court-
side seats and admission to a
pre-mlatch cocktail I. pli .-it
with players, are $150.
For information oil the
event, visit www.mirha-
clematchfoundation. coll.
For Information on the Omni
Amelia Island Plantation, call
(800) The-0 mni or visit
www.oimniamelia islandplan-

FRIDAY, APRIL 27. 2012 SPORTS News-Leader

Team Teal event May17
Join former Jaguars player Jeff Lageman
and Jaguars assistant head coach/defensive
coordinator Mel Tucker at the Nassau County
Team Teal Rally May 17 from 6-8 p.m. at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center, 2500
Atlantic Ave. Be part of an evening of excite-
ment that features the Roar, Jaxson De Ville,
food, inflatable and interactive games and
prize drawings.

Flying dub forms
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 impor-
tant decision. Principal memberships are limit-
ed to 20 qualified pilots. Contact Mickey Baity
at 277-8360 or Lew Eason at 491-8638 for
membership details.

There will be a recruitment night at 6 p.i'n.
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-
rollerderby com.

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

Putt-Puttbusiness league
Sign up your business for the Putt-Putt
business league, which opens its spring sea-
son May 1. Four employees or customers
play at 7 p.m. Tuesday; different players may
participate each week. The season culmi-
nates June 19 with the playoff championship.
Fee is $259 per team. To enroll a team, email
aaron@aaronbean.com. -

Continental Championship Wrestling will
be at Yulee High School April 28 with a 7:30
p.m. bell time. It's a huge main event as
champion Rock 'n' Roll Chris Turner defends
against former champion "Mr. Saturday Night"
Jarrod Michaels. Also the Marcs Brothers will
put the tag-team title up for grabs as they
challenge the Army of Darkness. Southern
statess champion "Flasn and Casn 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.

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

Shrimp Festival 5KRun/Walk
The McArthur Family YMCA is hosting the
18th annual Shrimp Festival 5K Run/WValk
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
email rdeems@firstcoastymca.org.

Hula hoopworishop
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.

Spoims association
Nassau County Sports Association meets
at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday at the county build-
ing, Yulee. Call 261-1075 or 277-1609.
Boules Cub
Amelia Island Boules Club holds petanque
pickup games Saturdays at 9:30 a.m., Wed-
nesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 3:30
p.m. on the petanque courts at the south end
of the downtown marina. Petanque (pay-tonk)
is a cousin of both horseshoes and bocce, the
IItalian bowling game. The public is always
Welcome to join. Call 491-1190.


Journey Team One captured the Family Driven Softball League's tournament champi-
onship Saturday. The team includes Brandon Taylor, Colleen Trotter, Suzanne and
David Bryant, Carrington Fussell, Clarence Jones, Derek Bellar, Tymira Roberts, Matt
and Kaysley Thornton, Chris DeBerry, Darryl Bellar, Blaine Dickinson, Brock
Dickinson, Tony Thornton and Damon Rowland.


United Tang Soo Do Federation held its Junior Friendship Tournament April 14. Pak's
Karate Academy students from Fernandina Beach competed in sparring competitions
at Grandmaster PaWks main school in Jacksonville and were awarded first-, second- or
third-place medals. Aaron Chester, Deyvin Dutta, Michael Ahl, Blayke Morris, Ashton
Eslinger, Sean Mooney, William Ferguson and Alexa Clifton were awarded first-place
medals; Jeffrey Kadence Crosby, Wyatt Smith, Gray Sladek, Brooks Baker, Deyvin
Dutta, Gabriel Anseeuw, Hunter Mooney, Zachary Causey, Adam Magagnos, Natalia
Anseeuw and Gabriel Oyler placed second; and Jace Lacoss, Nathan Oyler, Wyatt Ray
and lan Head took third.

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This year the annual Interna-
tional Coin Collectors Association
will open it's doors to the general
public. The five day coin show is
a unique opportunity for anyone
that has coins, whether it's a single
coin or an entire collection. They
can meet with and sell directly to
the collector's club. Admission is
free and there is no obligation to
sell. The types Of coins the collec-
tors are looking for include silver
dollars, half dollars, quarters and
dimes dated 1964 and before. Actu-

ally, the half dollars cai; dale all the
way to 1)70). The government used
silver to make most U. S. coinage
until 1965 when they started using
cheaper clad. Silver coins made be-
fore 1965 are made with 90 percent
silver and are worth many times
their face value because of today's
high silver market. Recently. silver
has been trading for about $32 per.
oz. Five years ago, silver was just
over $4 per oz. This dramatic in-
crease has raised the price of these
silver coins dramatically. There-
fore, people that have these coins
are selling them to take advantage
of the record high prices. During



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this five day event, those who have
coins they wish to sell will be able
to do just that. Unlike selling your
coins at a pawn shop or one of those
traveling "we buy anything" sales,
this show is operated by collectors
who pay much higher prices.
This show isn't just for silver
coins either. They are also inter-
ested in gold coins, paper curren-
cy, nickels and pennies too. The
United States government started
minting coins in 1792. If those
early coins are in good condition,
they can be worth big money. For
instance, a 1792 silver dollar could
be worth as much as $20,000 if

it's the right one. Compare that to
a common wheat back penny from
the 1960's- still collectible but
only worth a few cents. Old paper
currency can be worth a lot too. A
common silver certificate is only
worth a couple of bucks but an
1890's $20 bill in excellent condi-
tion could be worth thousands. This
event is a place you can learn about
the coins and paper currency that
you have and a chance to sell di-
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Guild from the 1880's to the 1960's. If \/ou have
a vintage :t.:], I want to see it. I pay fair prices.
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Mary Childs was amazed at
the value of the coin collection
she had taken to the local coin
collectors' show. Mary's uncle
had collected coins through-
out his entire life. Harry was
12 years old in 1965 when he
took an interest in coin collect-
ing. Going through his father's
pocket change became a daily
That's around the time when
the government stopped using
silver to make coins and started
using the much cheaper clad.
Harry was intrigued by the sil-
ver coins--they were colder to
the touch than the newer clad
coins and they sounded differ-
ent when they clanked togeth-
er. Harry thought these silver
coins would eventually be taken
out of circulation and may be
worth something more than face
value some day. He was right..
Through the sixties and much of
the seventies it was not uncom-
mon to find these silver coins in
pocket change. However, when
they made their way back to the
mint, they would be replaced
with the newer clad coins. The
silver coins would be melted
down and gone forever.
Harry accumulated quite a
collection over the years. The
silver coins he collected were
not very rare-in fact, they
were mostly heavily circulated
and had common dates. But in
the past 4 years, silver has risen
to record high prices. Currently,
silver is trading for around S33
per oz. That makes,coins dated
1964 and earlier worth many
times their face value. *
Uncle Harry was right-
these coins were worth keeping.
Harry enjoyed collecting these
coins throughout his life and
now he could do something spe-
cial for someone close to him.
Harry never had children of
his own, bht was very close to
his brother's only child, Mary.
Mary had worked hard and was
very independent. She took out
student loans to get through col-
lege and had recently graduated.
She had just landed her first job
and was starting to build a life
for herself Harry decided to
give his coin collection to Mary
and have her sell it to pay down
her student loans. At first. Mary
didn't accept the offer because
she wanted to do things on lher
own, but Uncle Harry was pret-
ty persistent.
After separating the coins
by denomination and type.
Mary loaded up the coins and
headed to our coin show. Afler
a short registration, Mary was
seated in front of one of the coin
experts. The volume of coins
Mary brought in prompted the
collector to summon the help
of two additional collectors.
After counting all the coins and
totaling them up, ($2374.75 in
face value alone) the odemr w as
made: $37,996.00. Mary had to
ask the collector lo repeat the
offer again. She started crying
tears of joy and said "SOLD.)!'
Neither she nor hIer uncle had
any idea that his collection was
worth that niuch. The student
loans would he paid in full, with
motvey left over. It was a good
day t'r Mary... a very good day!

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"The Wizard of Oz,'" 1940 Oscar Award-
winner for Best Music, Original Score and
Best Music, Original Song for "Over the
Rainbow," is coming to Fernandina Beach.
More than 140 talented cast and crew,
ages 6-65 are beginning the final prepara-
tions for the communitywide production,
directed by Judy Tipton, that benefits
Community in Schools. The performances
are May 10, 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7:30
p.m. and May 13 at 2 p.m. at Fernandina
Beach Middle School, 315 Citrona Drive.
Tickets are $15 and available at the door
or in advance at FBMS and Amelia
Awards, 815 S. Eighth St. Due to the sell-
out of every performance of "Annie Jr." in
2009, also directed by Tipton, patrons are
encouraged to buy tickets in advance.

Learn about elusive bobcat at final Wild Nite

T he final Wild Nite nature forum of the
series preceding the sixth annual Wild
Amelia Nature Festival will be a dis-
cussion of the Florida bobcat, the mas-
cot for the 2012 festival, on May 8 at 7 p.m. at
the Peck Center Auditorium in Fernandina
Beach. The guest speaker will be Dan Tardona,
the assistant chief of resource education and
resource interpretive specialist at the Timucuan
The Flprida bobcat, Wild Amelia's "Critter of
the Year," is elusive, a solitary, shy predator
who hides by day in woodlands and swamps
and hunts at night for rodents and rabbits.
However, the Florida bobcat can consume 40
species in Florida, including mammals, reptiles
and birds. With a spotted red to brown-gray
coat, tufted ears and black bars on its forelegs,
the bobcat is best known for its black-tipped
stubby tail. About twice the size of a domestic
cat, bobcats are often seen in Fort Clinch State
Park and along Egans Creek Greenway. They
often live close to people but try to avoid
encounters, darting back into woodland when
people approach. Because of this attribute, they
are often difficult to photograph.
The bobcat is one of two types of felines in
Florida, the other being the Florida panther.
The bobcat is found in every county in Florida,
and because of this abundance, it is not listed as
endangered or threatened. However, the bobcat
can be hunted only at certain times. Territorial,
with ranges following roads, streams or natural
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The Florida bobcat will be the topic of discussion at the May 8 "Wild Nite" of the 2012 Wild
Amelia Nature Festival. The program is free and open to the public at 7 p.in. at the Peck Center

Artists collaborate for 'Fusion'

For the News-Leader
"Fusion," the collaborative
brainchild of creative photog-
rapher Ann Kemp and fused
glass and mosaic artist
Denise Murphy, both of
Fernandina Beach, is on view
from May 1-31 at the Jekyll
Island Art Association.
An opening reception will
be held May 6 from 1-3 p.m.
in Goodyear Cottage on
Riverview Road in the his-
toric district of Jekyll Island,
Ga., and the public is'invited:
Kemp and Murphy's
vision to create a unique
body of companion art for

home or office represents a
dynamic synthesis of individ-
ual talent as well as a unique
partnership of photographic
imaging and skilled glass-
work creations.
Light is the spirit and soul
for both image-maker and
artist, fusing their work in an
imaginative way that is pleas-
ing, playful and contempla-
tive. Each piece of art can
stand-alone or be shQwn
together as complimentary
d6cor. Their work can be cus-
tom tailored and designed to
create that unique focal point,
color combination, mood or,
style that is desired.

Their love of art and pride
in their work are both reflect-
ed in the artistry and atten-
tion to detail they so carefully
achieve in this presentation.
Kemp is a creative photog-
rapher who has been on a
personal journey with her
camera that has been dynam-
ic, challenging and often
"I strive to capture the
overlooked. This may be
seen as a form, shadow,
shape, color, movement or
texture. The commonplace
often becomes the unusual
and the imperfect becomes
mysterious, allowing the

viewer an opportunity for
subjective interpretation and
Kemp currently exhibits
at the Island Art Association
and InsideOUT in
Fernandina Beach. She has
participated in a number of

both local and out-of-state
exhibits and juried shows
and has been the recipient of
many awards. She can be
reached at 491-0638, or by
email at nassaulakes@com-
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Shrimp pie, shrimp twist-
ers, shrimp quesadillas, fried
shrimp, boiled shrimp,
shrimp pizza hungry yet?
The 49th annual Isle of Eight
Flags Shrimp Festival comes
to downtown Fernandina
Beach May 4-6 to celebrate
our heritage as the birthplace
of the modern shrimping
industry. !
Pirates roaming the
Atlantic are just one of Amelia
Island's tales that come to life
at this. year's festival, celebrat-
ing all things shrimp since
1964 catching them, cooking
them, eating them and even
drawing them. The Southeast
Tourism Society has named
the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp
Festival a
times. This
year's line-
up offine
arts and
delicious .
food and
lively entertainment is sure to
live up to that distinction.
Festivities begin Friday,
May 4 with the Downtown
Merchants Sidewalk Sale all .
day long. TheyIsle of Eight
Flags Shrimp Festival, pre-
sented by Publix, officially
kicks off at 6 p.m. that night,
when food booths, entertain-
ment and activities open at the
Riverfront and Kids Fun Zone
only. The opening ceremony
officially starts the festivities
at 6:30 p.m. on the Riverfront
Stage, followed by the Miss
Shrimp Festival Scholarship
Pageant, music and a Pirate
Invasion, with fireworks
scheduled at 9:45 p.m.
On Saturday, May 5 from 9
a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday,
May 6 from 10a.m. to 5 p.m.,
when not feasting on shellfish,
visitors can enjoy the works of
over 300 award-winning
artists and craftspeople and
their creations in watercolor,
acrylics, oils, sculpture, metal,
photography, pottery and
more, all fully juried to qualify
for entry into the show. Best
of Show will receive a $1,250
cash prize. Selected as a Top
200 Outdoor Art Festival in
the U.S. by Sunshine Artist
Magazine, the festival also
boasts an excellent showing of
fine antiques and collectibles,
about 75 booths, including fur-
niture, Depression glass, jew-
elry, crystal and coins. Stu-
dent artwork frQm all public
and private schools in Nassau
County is displayed, with
awards for outstanding pieces
given by local businesses.
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The 2012 Secret Garden Tour
& Plant Sale, sponsored by the
Callahan Garden Club, will, be
held April 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
at 45349 FifthAve., Callahan.
Explore and enjoy the many private gardens
throughout the Callahan area, enter a drawing for
garden items and buy fresh baked goods at the
bake sale. The self guided tour allows for a leisure-
ly day. Tickets and maps will be available the day
of the tour at the corner of Mickler Street and
Fifth Avenue. Tickets are $10 (children free). The.
plant sale is open to the public. Call (904) 879-
5612 for information.

ARK of Nassau. sup-
porting adults with dis-
abilities, will host its
second Annual Car
Show on April 28 at
86051 Hamilton St., off US 17 North in Yulee. with
23 different classes for car enthusiasts to enter,
more than 100 cars, entertainment, food and fun
for the entire family. Admission is free. To pre-reg-
ister at $20 per car call ARK at 225-9355 or regis-
ter the day of at $25. Judging begins at 11:30 a.m.

The Center for Lifelong Learning in Nassau,
the Amelia Island Museum of History and the
, Florida State College Betty P. Cook Center will
host a seminar, Cuba: The
Island's Past and Present, in
Burns Hall at St. Peter's
Church on April 28 from 11
a.m.-2 p.m. The event is free
and open to the public. Peter Johnson, a retired
State Department official, will give an illustrated
overview of Cuba, followed by a panel discussion
after lunch, moderated by Johnson. Audience
questions are encouraged. .
Light refreshments (drinks and cookies) will be
provided. FernanDeli will sell Cuban sandwiches
and chips for $7. Call 548-4432 to reserve your
seat and, if desired, order lunch.

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. i:
swimming and aquatic safety. fam-
ilyobstacle course., kids' Zumba,
nutritional activities, free summer
camp registration, free lunch and more.
Bring your swim gear and your friend or neigh-

bor. Visit www.firstcoastymca.org for details or
call 261-1080.

Two French naval schooners arrive at the
Fernandina Harbor Marina today to kick off
Amelia Island's celebrations marking the 450th
anniversary of the French arrival on Amelia
Island in 1562 under Captain Jean Ribault. The
city will welcome the sailors with a party at the
American Legion, 626
S. Third St. On April 28.
about 100 people per ,
hour will be able to visit
the ships from 9-11 a.m.
and 2-5 p.m. On April .
29, the Isle de Mai
Petanque Tournament in honor of the French
anniversary will get under way at the Amelia
River waterfront. Petanque is a French game, and
Petanque America is headquartered here in
Fernandina Beach. Con i, ,t Philippe Boets for
details at 491-1190 or
For information call the city of Fernandina
Beach, at 277-7325. ext. 259 or visit www.fbfl.us/
historicdistrict and select the anniversary link on
the left-hand side of the page.

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Callahan Community
Theatre will hold a spaghet-
ti dinner fundraiser from
4:30-7:30 p.m. tonight at
First United Methodist
Church of Callahan (behind
CVS). Cost is $5 and includes
spaghetti, garlic toast and
salad. For information or to
donate a dessert for sale, call
(904) 583-0577. Auditions for
the next two plays will be held
from 6-7:30 p.m., including
"Nifty Fifties," ages 13 and up,
and "Peggy the Pint Size
Pirate," ages 12 and under.

The Rotary Club of
Amelia Island Sunrise is
hosting a Flapjack
Fundraiser for the entire
family at Applebee's on
Sadler Road on April 28.
Come anytime between 8
a.m. and 10 a.m. for pan-
cakes, eggs, bacon, coffee.
Tickets are $8 per person at
the door.

The 4-H group Juss'
Horsin' Around will hold its
annual fundraiser for RAIN
Humane Society on April 28
at Deep Creek Plantation,
located on CR 121 in Nassau
County. First horseback iide
out is at 10 a.m. The club will
serve lunch from Callahan
BBQ from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for
$6 per plate, including drink
and dessert. Call Jennifer Hall
at (904) 845-2925.

Jamie Roush will sign
her book, Historic Haunts
Florida, on April 28 at The
Book Loft, 214 Centre St.
Roush was recently featured
on the Morning Show, is a
native of St. Petersburg and
.....iii, runs the most popu'-
lar ghost tour in St. Augustine.
On April 30 Viola Walker.will
sign her book, House of
Secrets, a page-turner filled
with suspense and romance.
Walker is a native of Detriot
but spends her winters at
American Beach. Call the
store at 261-8991.

American Legion Post
#54 will host a Fish Fry
from 5-7 p.m. April 28 at 626
S. Third St. The public is wel-
come. Dinner includes fried
fish, baked beans, cole slaw
and hush puppies for an $8
donation. To-go dinners avail-

The city of Fernandina
Beach's first "Senior" Prom
will be held from 5:30-9 p.m.
April 29 at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
Ages 55 and up are invited to
enjoy a night of music cour-
tesy of Instant Groove, danc-
ing, heavy hors d'oeuvres,
refreshments and a cash bar
(beer and wine). Tickets are
$25 and available at the rec
center. For information con-
tact Jay at 277-7350, ext 2013
or. jrobertson @fbfl.org.
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The next Yappy Hour, a
pet-friendly happy hour, will
be held May 2 from 6-8 p.m.
at The Falcon's Nest at Omni
Amelia Island Plantation.

Fill in the squares so
that each row, column
and 3by-3 box
contain the numbers
I through 9. Solution'
will appear in the

Wednesday, April 25

Donations are accepted for
RAIN at all Yappy Hours. For
more information call Stacy at
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The Amelia Island
Museum of History, 233 S.
Third St., invites the public
to its next Brown Bag
Lunch Lecture, May 2 at
noon featuring Adm. Gene
Kendall, USN (retired) dis-
cussing diversity efforts in
the U.S. Navy from the
1960's through 2000.
Kendall will discuss the issues
that drove the turmoil and
chronicle some of the land-
marks and missteps to diver-
sify the military. This event is
free and open to the public.
For information contact Alex
at 261-7378, ext. 102.

ABC Fine Wines and
Spirits at 474574 State Road
200, just west of the Shave
Bridge, will host a wine tast-
ing from 6-8 p.m. May 2.
Admission is $10. Sample 50-
plus wines, spirits and cor-
dials, with gourmet hors
d'oeuvres to complement the
wine, a coupon tQo use before
you leave and a souvenir
glass to take home, For infor-
mation call 491-6192.
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Fort Clinch State Park,
2601 Atlantic Ave., will host
a Union Spring Encamp-
ment May 5 from 9 a.m.-5
p.m. and May 6 from 9 a.m.-
noon where visitors can inter-
actkwith living historians to
experience life in the fort as it
was in 1864..Contact the park
at 277-7274 or visit

The Newcomers Club of
Amelia Island will host a
coffee on May 10 at 10:30
a.m. All women who reside in
Nassau County (no matter
how long they have lived
here) are welcome to attend.
For information contact Lulu
Elliott at luluelliott@hotmail.
corn or 548-9807; or visit

Join the Yulee AI-Anon
Family Group for a Night of.
Gratitude with dinner and
guest speaker Betty on May
28 from 6-8 p.m. at the
County Building, 86026
Page's Dairy Road (between
the fire station and health
department), Yulee. Please
bring a dish to share. For
information call (904) 465-

Ballroom Dance Amelia
will host Salsa Night on
Wednesday 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
.(617) 312-1932 or ballroom-


Fernandina Little Theatre
will hold open auditions for
"The Iliad, The Odyssey, and
,All of Greek Mythology in 99
minutes or less," a fast-paced

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ARIAS memberships
ARIAS lAmelia Residents in Action for the Symphony)
which actively supports the Jacksonville Symphony and
brings music. edi .'.ilicn Io the children ol Nassau County, is
expanding ir s,:ope uf its programs and Is seeking new
members. Annual dues are $50 per person or $85 a couple
and fully lax-deduciible 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 get lirsi notice of events For Information contact
Tom Pippin, 491 -6285 o.r Bill Gingrich, 277-7094
Drum circle
The Fernandina Bach Drum Circle meets the first Monday
of each month from 7-9 p m at the DeeDee Banel Nature
Center and North End Boat Ramp instrumentation centers on
drums and percussion but may include other instruments
such as flutes, didgendoos and other non-percussion instru-
] ments. Dancers are welcome also Follow North 14th Street
Ito the end Go past Bosque Bello Cemetery and Old Town,
'ver the bridge and then left toward the old pogy plant The
entrance is o.n tIhe right Call Barbara Hill at 1904) 556-3219 or
Doug Byron at 261-5387 lor information'
Irish music
The Johh Thomas Group, with John Thomas on keyboard
and Earnie Ealum of Fernandina Beach on bass. will play al
Culhane's Irish Pub, 967 Atlantic Blvd Atlantic Beach Call
249-9595 or visit www culhanesirishpub corn
Story& Song
Singer/songwriter Gretchen Peters is best known for her
Grammy-winning song, 'Independence Day." recorded by
Martina McBride Her songs have also been recorded
by well-known artists like Neil Diamond, Trisha Yearwood
Faith Hill and Etta James Fresh from a European tour and
release or her ninth album. Peters, along with her keyboard
.accompanist (and husband) Barry Walsh, will perform at "An
Evening of Story & Song" in Burns Hall 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 p m A $15 donation to the artist is requested
For information call 277-2664
Chamber festival
The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival will run May
13-June 8 with a galaxy of international stars and outstanding
emergingfialeni The festival is offering discounts on ticket
packages for multiple performances 10 percent off for three
to five performances and 20 percent off for six or more con-
certs. Season tickets are available for $384, a 20 percent dis-
count Or present a valid confirmation number from any lodg-
ing establishment on the island and receive a 50 percent
discount on tickets Call 261-1779. Visit www alcmf.com.
Jazz concert
The Amelia Island Jazz Festival's Scholarship Benefit
Concert is May 24 from 7-9 p m at Racquet Park in the Heron
Room of the Omni Resorts Amelia Island Plantation, featuring
this year's scholarship winner, saxophonist Boyce Griffith, 18.
with The Dynamic Les DeMerle Jazz All-Stars including Doug
Matthews, piano; Ernie Ealum. bass. Bonnie Elsele, vocals,
and special guests
Tickets are $25 and available at www.ameliaislandjazzfes-
tival corn, the UPS Store, 1417 Sadler Road, or at the AIFBY
Chamber of Commerce, Gateway to Amelia, A1A and Amelia
Parkway Call (904) 504 -4772 or email info&ameliaislandjaz-
zfestival corn
A jazz jam is held at Pablos. 12 N Second SI, Fernandina
Beach, from 7-10 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month

comedy by Jay Hopkins and
John Hunter, 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. Rehearsals are two
weeknights and one Saturday
each week. Also needed are
set and stage crew. For infor-
mation contact fltplay@ peo-

The Sunday evening act-
ing classes at Amelia
Community Theatre will
focus on stage combat
April 29 with coach Randall
Adkison from 6 9 p.m. in the
studio theater, 209 Cedar
St., for adults age 18 and
over: The fee is $10 per class.
. For information on the
Sunday evening program of
acting classes and labs,
known as Actors Asylum, visit

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What would a Shrimp
Festival be without shrimp?
Seafood and shrimp dishes
abound, all prepared with a
local flair and flavor by
dozens of volunteer organiza-
tions from the Fernandina
Beach and surrounding
Nassau County. The treats for
the taste buds and eyes are
rivaled only by musical per-
formances from regional and
local acts that will fill the sea-
side air with the sounds of
jazz, pop, rock, folk, and coun-
try. Beach music will be pro-
vided by the festival's "house
band," the ever-popular

atre.org, email actorsasy-
lum@skipnstones.com or call
the theater at 261-6749.

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 Eliza-
beth J. Morrison Education-
al Building (O'Neal Memorial
Baptist Church Annex),
474257 East State Road 200
and Bamwell 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 Con-
coctions, facilitator. For infor-
mation call 310-5403 or ,
nononan45@ hotmail.com.

Experience the art of

Swingin' Medallions, whi will
perform on Sunday after-
See colorful pirates sword-
fight, loot and plunder in the
streets after they invade the
festival by a pirate shrimp
boat a throwback to the
days when Amelia was ruled
under foreign flags. A
"Blessing of the Fleet" and
the "Best Decorated Shrimp
Boat Parade and Contest" on
Sunday starting at 1 p.m. will
entertain guests at the
Riverfront. Contests include
Adult and Little Pirate
Contests and Best Beard
Contest on Saturday and a
Shrimp Ice Cream Eating
Contest on Sunday. Get with

Musicians are invited to sit in tor one song or the whole night
Join the mailing list by emalling beechflyer@bellsouth.net
Dog Star Taver
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N Second Sl Badman tonight;
Scholar's Word April 28 Visit Dog Slar on Facebook Visit
Reverbnation corn for a complete list of upcoming acts. Call

The Working Class Stiff" vinyl record night is every
Tuesday from 8 p m -midnight at the Dog Star Tavern with
diverse music ranging from blues to country to rock and pop,
all played from vinyl records More than 1,000 vinyl records
are for sale every week Hosted by DJ J G World and Jim
Call 277-8010
Florida House Inn
Florida House Inn, 22 S Third St. hosts Hickory Wind In
the Frisky Mermaid bar on Thursdays Irom 7 30-10 p.m. Call
Green Turde
The Green Turtle, 14 S Third St live music Call 321-
The Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence Holmes Johnny
Robinson, Scott Giddons and Sam Hamihon, plays each
Thursday night at The Rilz-Carlion, Amelia Island Dress Is
casual For information call Holmes at 556-6772.
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318 Centre St., free trivia
each Monday at 7 30 p m.. wine tasting the third Tuesday at
6 30 p m.. with 10 wines for $10 along with cheese and crack-
ers and live entertainment; dart tournament every Tuesday at
7:30 p m Dan Voll Tuesdays from 7:30-11.30 p.m ;the
Turner London Band Thursday from 8:30 p.m.-midnight and
Friday and Saturday from 8:30 p m -12:30 a.m. Call 261-
1000. Visit www okanes com.
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St., Monday nights reggae
with Pill Pill 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 Sheffield's. Call Bill
Childers at 491-3332 or email bill@thepalace saloon.com.
Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910 Atlantic Ave., The
Macy's play each Wednesday from 6-9 p.m ; trivia Thursdays:
live music every Friday and Saturday at 8 p m. Call 310-6904.
Visit www SandyBottomsAmelha com.
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher Ave The Macy's 6-
10 p m. Friday 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 the Tiki Bar Saturday and Sunday, Pill Pill reggae
from 7-11 p.m Wednesdays, live music 6-10 p.m every night.
Call 277-6652. Visit www.slidersseaside.com. Join Sliders on
Facebook and Twitter.
The Surf
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199 South Fletoher Ave.,
Richard Smith tonight, Florida State Bluegrass Band
April 28: Alex Affronti 1-5 p m and Alphonso Home 6-10 p.m.
April 29; Stevie .'Finger 'April 30, Kent (irby May 1; DJ Roc
a1y,,2 Larry & The Baciracks May 3; and Reggie Lee May 4
Entertainment is 5-9 p m. Monday-Thursday, 6-10 p m
Friday and Saturday and 1 -S p m and 6-10 p m. Sunday. Call

filmmaking while fine-tun-
ing your skills in a natural,
normal sounding way at
"Acting for the Camera II,"
Wednesday from 5:30-7:30
p.m., May 23-June 27 at the
Fernandina Beach Police'
Department community
room, 1525 Lime St. Instructor
is Dr. Nadine Vaughan
filmmaker, psychologist, and
author of Native Land: Lost in
the Mystery of Time.
Fee is $90 through May 15
or or $20 per class if you pay
as you go. Send checks
payable to FilmAmelia! Inc.
before May 15 to P.O. Box 5,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035.
Scholarships available for
four high school students and
two work-exchange adults.
Submit your name, age, email
and phone number to psyche-

the spirit of the festival and
entertain the family in the
Kids Fun Zone with activities
for all ages hnd entertainment
throughout the weekend pro-
vided by RickHubbard's
Kazoobie Show and
JuggleSTUFF, among others.
And, don't forget to tight-
en the wooden leg, Black
Beards, and join the YMCA 5-
K run on Saturday rnorning.
Later, bring the crew to the
Shrimp Festival Putt-Putt
Tournament at Main Beach
on Saturday, with practice at 7
p.m. and shotgun start at 8
p.m. Call 261-4443 for infor-
The pre-festival Pirate
Parade, presented by

Former "Acting for the
Camera" students get 25 per-
cent off. Call 491-0904.


One ticket, four pubs, a
wealth of historical informa-
tion about downtown Femrnan-
dina and a good time for all.
Join the Amelia Island
Museum of History Thursdays
at 5:30 p.m. to tour four of the
town's most popular, notori-
ous or otherwise historic pubs
and bars. One ticket will get
you one drink at each estab-
lishment and an earful of col-
orful tales. Tickets are $25 per
person (must be 21); tour,
begins at the historic train
depot in downtown Feman-
dina Beach. Reservations
required. Contact Thea at
261-7378, ext.105 or
Thea @ ameliam useum.org.

Residence Inn, Amelia Island,
will be held on Thursday at 6
p.m. as it takes over Centre.
Street in downtown
Fernandina Beach to the
theme of "Shrimping through
the Years," Pick Your Favorite
Decade. Creative craftsman-
ship will abound with the
imaginative floats and unique
entries vying for "Best of
Parade" honors.
For a complete listing and
schedule of events for the
49th Annual Isle of Eight
Flags Shrimp Festival,
Presented by Publix, visit
www.shrimpfestival.com and
look for the Essentials Shrimp
Festival publication in
Wednesday's News-Leader

WILD shy hunter at the May 8 Wild The festival includes eco- out the community as well.
SContinuedfrom IB Nite and bring your ques- tours, a sea turtle release, For more information or to
contours, the Florida bobcat tions, too. exhibits for adults and chil- register for events that
is active 75-85 percent of the This program will be the dren, music, a huge silent require registration visit
day, and most active at dawn last one before the Wild auction and nature photogra- www.wildamelia.com. For
and dusk. The bobcat rests Amelia Nature Festival, to be phy classes. The entire pro- updates check out Wild
only 2 or 3 hours at a time. held May 18-20 at venues on gram is available online and Amelia Nature Festival on
Come learn more about this and around Amelia Island. copies are available through- Facebook as well.

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ning fused glass and mosaic
"My mission as an artisan

is to express my emotions by
bringing beauty, light and the
juxtaposition of color and tex-
ture into view. At the same
time I want to stimulate the
tactile and visual senses of
the observer," Murphy notes.
"Transforming raw materials

into objects of art challenges
me to achieve that'delicate
balance of skillful technique
and creativity."
Murphy has exhibited
award-winning work in stu-
dios and shows in New
England, and currently

exhibits her creations at
Island Art Association and
Sanjon Gallery and
InsideOUT Home and Garden
on Amelia Island. She can be
reached at 310-6931 or by
e-mail at murphy-david@cornm-

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Wilder benefit
The 10th annual Kristi
Wilder Fund Benefit was
held March 9 at the FSCJ
Bet(y 1P Cook Nassau Center
with over 160 participants.
Don Hughes, executive
director of the Nassau
Center and Lisa Maldonado,
director of operations for the
Florida State College Foun-
dation, recently received a
check from KrIisti Wilder's
father, Kenny Wilder, and
her aunt, Susie Keen, from
the benefit.
The Nassau Special
Needs Fund, in memory of
Kristi Wilder, was created to
assist Nassau Center stu-
dents who have a financial
need for books, supplies,
and/or tuition. In addition,
the benefit supports an
endowed scholarship at the
University of North Florida
for junior/senior students
majoring in Special
Donations may be made
to either fund by mailing
checks payable to either
FSCJ/Nassau Kristi Wilder
Special Needs Fund or UNF
Are You My Friend to Kenny
and Donna Wilder at 95206'
Wilder Blvd., Fernandina
Beach, FL 32034. For infor-
mation call Donna, 753-9044,
Kenny, 254-6324, or 277-
Amelia Montessori
Amelia Island Montessori
School is enrolling children
for the 2012-13 school year.
The school is located at 1423
Julia St. on Amelia Island.
The Toddler, Primary, Lower
Elementary and Upper Ele-
mentary Programs instill
self-confidence and the love
of learning, as children be-
come independent thinkers
and self-motivated learners.
The school is accredited by
the Florida Council of Inde-
pendent Schools and the
Florida Kindergarten Coun-
cil and is a member of the
American Montessori
Society. AIMS also partici-
pates in the state VPK pro-
gram (for those who will
turn 4 on or before Sept. 1,
2012) and accepts the
McKay and Step Up For
Students Scholarships.
For information or a tour
visit www.ameliaislandmont
essori.com or call 261-6610.
Step By Step
Step By Step I at 1986

Cirtona Drive, Fernandina
Beach, is now signing up for
sumiter camp and for the
2012-13 VPK program. 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 build-
ing. The school is also sign-
ing up for summer camp and
the 2012-13 VPK program.
Career Day
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
in Yulee.
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
school system.
Presentations will take
place every 30 minutes
beginning at 4 p.m. Agency
representatives also will be
on hand with information
and to answer questions.
Refreshments will be served
and transportation will be
provided upon request.
Families are invited and
drop-ins are welcome. For
information call Jim Burns at
Open house
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 edtd-
cation for 2- and 3-year-olds.
For information about the
preschool visit www.aipcp.
org or call 261-1161.
Fall registration
The Amelia Island Parent
Co-Operative Prieschool-is
now registering students for
the 2012-13 school year.
AIPCP offers a quality edu-
cation for 2- and 3-year-olds.
For information about the
preschool visit www.aipcp.
org or call 261-1161.


The Eight Flags Charter Chapter of the American
Business Women's Association (ABWA) is funding one
scholarship in the amount of $2,000 through the Stephen
Bufton Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF). To be eligible
for consideration, candidates must be female and (1) U.S. cit-
izens and residents of Nassau County; (2) attending or plan-
ning to attend a 4-year university and (3) have achieved a
cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.
Applications are completed online and require a biograph-
ical sketch,-three professional letters of reference and an
official transcript. To apply, send your name and email
address to Dawn Lunt at dawn32034@att.net. The deadline
for completed applications is May 15.
ABWA has dedicated more than half a century to
women's education and provided workplace skills and career
development training for more than 565,000 members.

England, France and a little 'YOLO'

Energies ran high this
spring break for 12 high
school students who visited
England and France on a nine-
clay educational study abroad
tour. The students were led by
co-group leaders Dustin
Schott and Julianne French,
and teacher Sharon Eells, local
educators in the Nassau
County school system.
Spring break is normally a
time for high school students
to have fun in the sun and just
relax and enjoy being out of
school. However, these FBHS
students chose to use their
break to learn'about England
and France. Students traveled
to London, Oxford, Bath,
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Windsor
and Paris. Just a few high-
lights of the trip included see-
ing Stonehenge, the Roman
Baths, Oxford University, Big
Ben, Windsor Castle and a
run-in with the Prince of Saudi
Arabia at the British Museum!
Students also visited Notre
Dame Cathedral, the Basilica
of Sacre Coeur in Montmartre
and the Louvre Museum in
Paris, France. Traveling to two
countries allowed students to
experience two separate mon-
etary systems, the English
pound and the euro. Students
were also immersed in using
public transportation on the
underground metro systems.
While the itinerary and
pace of the tour was fast, the
thrill of being in Europe and
among so many great cultural
experiences was evident
among the group of students.
Before departing at the
Jacksonville airport, students
were heard saying, "YOLO."
When gifted teacher French
asked the students, "What
does that mean?" she was
quickly answered by them in
unison, "You only live once,"
and so became the guideline
for the rest of the trip.
Travel abroad is a great
way for students to not only
have a vacation abroad, but
also to learn first hand what
they have learned from text-
books. They are escorted with
teachers they know and have
tour guides from their travel
company that are familiar with
the country. These toour guides
stay with the group during

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their entire trip and become a
part of thile travel experience.
Student camaraderie is also
an added bonus. Many stu-
dents became friends with
their travel mates and learn to'
appreciate diversity in each
other. The fast pace of the tour
creates a feeling of excitement
and adventure that is a bonus
to the learning experience.
"Hav\'ing n oppor-lnilty lto
travel with my friends across

seas is amazing. Sights such
as Paris being lit up at night
and the profound architecture
of Oxford I cannot ever simply,
forget," stated FBHS junior,
Tanner Reeves.
Sophomore Jenny Strozin-
sky explained that "the trip
was one of the best, most spe-
cial weeks of my life. My fav-
orite place was the city of
Oxford: I te town was beautiful
and everyone was very nice -

Expressing their enthu-
siasm at the Eiffel Tower
in Paris, France, above,
are FBHS students, from
left, Alex Enlow, Scott
Wardrop, Katherine
Jackson, Jenny Strozinsky,
Zak Katzer, Lana
Tomassetti, Tanner Reeves
and Laura Wardrop.
Exploring the beautiful
architecture of Oxford,
England, left, are Dustin
Schott, Julianne French,
Zak Katzer, Alex Enlow,
Jean Cabell, Jenny
Strozinsky, Wyatt Hunt,
Katherine Jackson, Tanner
Reeves, Scott Wardrop,
Jeremy Fischer, Lana
Tomassetti, Laura
Wardrop, Ellen Wardrop
and Taylor Smiley.

I would love to move there
If you are interested in
learning more about a spring
break study abroad experi-
ence for your child, please
contact FBHS gifted teacher
Julianne French at traveling.
pirates@yahoo.com. Spring
break 2013 is already in the
works, with a trip taking place
to Germany, Switzerland and


The first annual Miss Nassau County Pageant was
held in Callahan recently as part of the Miss America/
Miss Florida Pageant system. Contestants ages 17-24
were judged in interview, swim suit, talent, on-stage
question and eveningwear plus their community service
platform. Elizabeth Gonzalez captured the judges' atten-
tion with her noteworthy platform, Wounded Warriors:
The Mission Continues. Last May she was invited to
Washington, D.C., for the Wounded Warriors: Project
Soldier-Ride a ride around the Capitol. Soldier Ride
provides rehabilitation opportunities for U.S. military
members wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, raising pub-
lic awareness of the challenges they face as they recover
from life-altering injuries. As Gonzalez explained, "I
chose this platform because'I admired their strength
and conviction to take on the challenge to bring aware-
ness to the public." She is pictured with Norma Storms,
field director for the Miss Florida Scholarship Pageant.
Gonzalez hopes to one day work for the FBI in the
Crimes Against Children Unit. She will compete for the
Miss Florida title in St. Petersburg in July. Others
crowed at the pageant were Kalen Dennis, Miss North
Florida, and Music Meier, Miss Florida Sunshine.





100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 204 Work Wanted 403 Financal-Honme/Property 606 Photo Equipment & Sales 619 Business Equipment 800 REAL ESTATE EL [ lr, -STn[t Pi'rcu pert 858 Condos-ir jnrnSised
L0oL Card of Thanks 205 Live-in Help 404 Money To Loan 607 Antiques-Collectibles 620 Coal-Wood-Fuel 801 ,,,.,-,t. tu Bu, ,:,, f,-,r B14 We-t rla.-au Count,' 859 Homres-Furn,stned
102 Lost & Found 206 Child Care 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 Produce 621 Garden/Lawn Equipment 802 ..l1,b_,i. ,Te. ,lts5 k.rygs.ar*.St. HMar,s So) Hc.me.-Lr, urr,,shed
103 In Memoriam 207 Business Opportunity 501 Equipment 609 Appliances 622 lrL '-,_ed i-.n-, rt 803 1, rI,,.- He,,, LCt- tc Carrden Counr, 861 'vacatB rereraLs
104 Personals 300 EDUCATION 502 Livestock & Supplies 610 Air Conditioners/Heaters 623. 5,...c T,a- 804 -r.,,- Ilard -..rres t Orh.r Areas 862 Bed re
105 Public Notice "301 Schools & Instruction 503 Pets/Supplies 611 Home Furnishirigs 624 -. ,r-,ed ro.- u, 805 Pe,--:r- 850 RENTALS 863 COmmrace /
L06 Happy Card 302 Diet/Exercise 504 Services 612 Muscial Instruments 625 Fi.-- [irr.- ui, i..A-rtrirt t1 ,L,'crrmae arnted 864 Commrehruse
107 Special Occasion 103 Hobbies/Crafts 600 MERCHANDISE 613 Television-Radio-Stereo 700 RECREATION ,cr,:,m,,,,irru, r.,,te Homes 901 TRANSPORTATION
108 Gift Shops 305 Tutoring 601 Garage Sales 614 Jewelry/Watches 701 P.: ur e. iTra,i,rs i. On ii.dr, .u ,- e5.t -lobie H me LOI_~ 901 TRANSPORTATION
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Lessons/Classes 602 Articles for Sale 615 Building Materials 702 L-.-.t 'uppl, ..- ,,i.i:r ,-f- i.:.r: e4 Room .02 Truck.
201 Help Wanted 400 FINANCIAL 603 Miscellaneous 616 -r. ra..,. i.:,.-r..:u rs. 703 .,.:.r: E.ijiciTi s'.S nt I-.-.rmr --. :r-ay, 855 Aparnj-.er.Lt--Furr,,shed c 03 ao ,-5
202 Sales-Business 401 Mortgage Bought/Sold 604 Bicycles 617' *1:,.:,,,r-, :.:.:i. i -qu.p. 704 P ,-r.:.t,r -, :.h-,,.:..:s 11 i C.. L t.m-in Fr,:i,3 ,, r" ap.,rtm rntr.s.Un .rn .0 rtlotorcvcle
203 Hotel/Restaurant 402 Stocks & Bonds 605 Computers-Supplies 618 Auctions 705 '-:,n-,pr..r :, .ub.:ci LI.- rop-er, E:t'.ar.ge 5 Q.onds-urrurshed 5n Commercial


This charming 3 BR 2,5 BA beach cottage is a must see!
Decorated in a nautical flair with beachy colors, this would
make a great 'island getaway'. Only a block off of the beach,
all you need are flip flops and your swim suit!
Priced to sell at $324,900!

102 Lost & Found
- on AIA near Lewis St. Please call
- Young male. Missing vicinity of Brltt
Lynn Ln., 1 mile off Hwy 17 on Pages
Dairy Rd. Owner devastated. PIs call
(904)321-4372 or (904)556-0111.,
If You Have Lost Your Pet please
check the Nassau Humane Society
facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next
to the airport (904)321-1647 & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440.
coin trimmed with gold wire, vicinity
Baptist Hospital, Talbots, Harris Teeter.
Generous reward. (904)277-2499

105 Public Notice

ALL REAL ESTATE Advertised Herein
- Is subject to the Federal Fair Housing
Act, which makes It Illegal to advertise
any prefer-ence, limitation, or
discrimination based on race, color,
religion, sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to make
any such preference, limitation or
The News-Leader will not knowingly
accept any advertising for real estate
which is In violation of the law. All
persons are hereby Informed that all
dwellings advertised are available on an
equal opportunity basis.
If you believe that you may have been
discriminated against in connection with
the sale, rental or financing of housing,
call the United States Department of
Housing and Urban Development HUD
- 1(800)669-9777, or for the hearing
Impaired 1(800)927-9275.

105 Public Notice
THERE IS A LIEN On The Following
Vehicles For Towing & Storage and
will be auctioned off on the listed dates
below: on 5/14/12 a 1996 Ford Ranger
VIN# 1FTCR10AOTTA54175 and on
5/21/12 a 1995 Lincoln 4DR VIN#
1LNLM82W5SY675778, a 1997 Mercury
4DR VIN# 2MELM75WOVX613931, and
a 1999 Chevy Cavalier VIN#
4G1JF32T8XB903286 at 12 noon at
1683B S. 8th St., Femandlna Beach, FL
32034. (904)321-3422
HUGE DISCOUNTS when you buy 2
types of advertising! 120 community
newspapers, 32 websites, 26 daily
newspapers. Call now to diversify your
advertising with Advertising Networks
of Florida (866)742-1373. ANF


201 Help Wanted

Nassau County has an opening for a
part-time Library Assistant III in the Li-
brary Department at. $12.70 hourly.
Requires Associates Degree and two
years of general library, customer ser-
vice and/or office experience. Must
possess valid driver's license. Appli-
cations will be accepted thru May 2,
2012 and can be obtained in the
Human Resources Department located
at 96135 Nassau Place, Ste 5, Yulee,
FL 32097. Phone (904)491-7332 or fax
(904)321-5797, www.nassaucountv-
fl.con. EOEM/F/D/V Drug Free
ISLAND HAIR CO. Position available
for Nail Technician. Commission or
booth rent. Call Margie or Phyllis


*New & Pre-owned Sales Person Self-motivated,

honest and dependable with sales experience

Manager's Assistant /Customer Service Personnel

Must be computer literate, have customer service experience,
ability to work hand & hand with our Award Winning Sales Team.
All positions offer 401 K, Health Insurance,
Great work schedule, pay, and work environment.

Must apply via email
To Angelo Fanelli, GENERAL MANAGER



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

$3.50 PER BALE

( 14)SEl (R(; \NLIN\(; ~

"If you have a clutter,
we are the solution"
Solutions for your bedroom,
garage, linen and pantry needs.
Call Pat or Don


C,-I)r and Siamped PalhC-S,
Diivewav-s, Sidewalks, Slabs
NAowdoing Regular C'ov.e,'e
and Stamped Concrete
___ LICENSE #694

Patios Sidewalks &
Driveway Add-ons, starting at 1599
We will meet or boat any reasonable quotes.
Highest Quality Lowest Prices
OfInce: (904) 491 4383
Licensed & Bonded Cell: t(0t 237-7742


Please Call Us
At 753-3067


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(904) 583-6331


State Reg. Building ,ontractlor
40 Years Experience
Licensed Insured
State Licensed RB0055959 .

2-Car Garages

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

(904) 753-3777
Top Notch Stucco
At a Fair Price
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When It Rains
Be Prepared.
Aluminum Gutters
Now Installing Screened Rooms


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Management Team!
Absentee Homes
Occupied Homes
Home Watching/Monitoring
Ilandyman Housekeeping
Lawn Care Power Washing
Scheduled Maintenance
Discover the New Way to
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* Full Service Lawn Maintenance
* Landscape Design & Installation
* Flowerbeds, Mulch, Cleanups
* Irrigation Repairs & Installations
* Hydroseeding & Sod
* All Natural Fertilization Program
* Garden &Sod Prep $75 per 500s.f.

(904) 753-1537
www. FloridaGardenerlnc.coln

Bob's Irrigation
& Landscapinglnc.
FullService lawn Maintenance
Landscape Design & Installation
Irrigation Installation & iRepair
Outdoor Lighting Solutions
Seasonal Ilighting IProjects
Soid nstallationl & Repair
Concrete I1avers & Fire Pits
Oceck Iitallation & Repair
Retaining Waills & Ponds
+* rating Services & drainagee
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wO Mtleasurir"cExct'llt, 1' ii' Yard
Full Service lawn Maintenance
Free L-stimates, Spring Cleanup
Residential & Coummercial
Most Lawns $25
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Removal & Installation
$275 per Pallet
Sod, Labor & Fertilizer
No Up-Front Fee
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Place an Ad!
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*Lawn Maintenance*
*Landscape Installation*
*Irrigation Installation*
*Mulch & Pine Straw*
*Spring Clean-Up*
*Shrub Trimmmlng*
*Sod Installatlon*
Free Estimates and
Great Pricesl
since 1992
(904) 525-0176

Kelsey Landscape &
Lawn Maintenance
Other Services Include:
+ Tree Work
+ Tractor Work
Irrigration Repair
Drainage System
+ Yard Clean-up
Trash Removal

(904) 424-9460

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


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Nassau County's Largest ^
SRoofing & Siding Contractor
SServing Satisfied Homebuilders

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FRIDAY, Ai''Riil.27,2012 CLASSIFIEDS News-Leader 5B

201 Help Wanted

Is searching for an exceptionally
skilled dental receptionist/insurance
coordinator with experience to join us.
Candidates should have an upbeat
personality and strong organizational
ability. Strong listening and communi-
cation skills are essential. If you are
mature, health-centered In your life-
style, personally stable, a hard worker,
and committed to learning, we want to
hear from you. You may email your re-
sume to stmarvs.frontdesk@agmail.com
or fax to 912-882-7564.
Earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000
sign on to qualified drivers. Home most
weekends. Vets welcome. (843)266-
3731 / bulldoghiway.com. EOE. ANF
Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process
medical claims from home. Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
1(877)FTC-HELP. A message from the
News-Leader and the FTC.

WANTED Applicants who love to
work, love natural foods and will love
our customers. Applications available
at www.nassauhealthfoods.net.

Downtown Fernandina is currently
seeking an Executive Housekeeper. Po-
sition to oversee Housekeeping, public
areas and laundry. Previous
Housekeeping supervisory experience
required. Email resume to bob.rami-
shaw@hilton.com. No phone calls.
Accepting applications for part-time
night audit and housekeeping.
Applications available at the Hotel.
CG STUDIO SALON is looking for a
facial specialist. Own private room will
be provided. Call Paulette, 728-3463.

now accepting applications for all
positions. In need of qualified,
hardcorking Individuals to fill roles
from Laborer/ Driver to Sales to CEO.
Multiple locations & positions available
throughout the county. Fax resume to
(904)225-9141 or email to:
jmgnapa@msn.com. You may also
apply in person at any NAPA store in
the county.

$165/wk. First 2 weeks FREE. Call for
interview with Heidi at Cormier Hair"
Studio (904)277-2767 or 583-4722

is accepting applications for front desk,
housekeeping, and maintenance.
Applications available at 19 South 2nd
St., Fernandina Beach.

CAN YOU DIG IT? We will train,
certify & provide lifetime assistance
landing work. Hiring in Florida. Start
digging as a heavy equipment operator.
(866)362-6497. ANF

Needed Train to become a Medical
Office Asst. No exp needed. Job
training & local placement assistance.
HS diploma/GED & PC/Internet
needed. (888)374-7294. ANF

career starts now! *$0 Tuition Cost
*No Credit Check *Great Pay &
Benefits. Short employment
commitment req'd. (866)297-8916,
www.joinCRST.com. ANF

every weekend, run S.E. US. Requires
1 yr OTR F.B. exp., & pay up to
.394/mile. Call (800)572-5489 x227,
SunBelt Transport, LLC. ANF
NOW HIRING in the infant room.
CDA required. Please call 261-5301.
ILLUSTRATOR needed for children
books Must be good with illustration
of animals. Please call.Tangela at (904)
coming to the area, looking for (3)
professional sales people
w/management skills...6 figure income.
Call (410)202-2324 Iv.msg. ANF

201 Help Wanted I203 Hotel/Restaurant]

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

THE GOLF CLUB at North Hampton
- is in need of full and part-time
Goll Course Maintenance Equipinent
Operators and Food & Beverage
Servers. Apply by email only at:

CAREER? We are adding to our sales
Team and looking for star performers.
Whether you have, had or planning oni
obtaining your license, we are interest-
ed. Must be self-motivated, a terrific
presenter and communicator, comput-
er savvy and a team player. Training
and guaranteed leads provided and
unlimited income potential. Send us
an email with your Interest and
qualifications. All inquiries confidential.

The Tribune & Georgian is looking for
an ambitious, result-oriented,
advertising sales professional.
Responsible for selling to established
accounts, prospecting and cold calling.
Must be able to work with deadlines. To
apply for this position, send cover
letter, resume including professional
references to: Tribune & Georgian,
Attention Brad Spaulding, -PO Box
6960, St Marys, GA 31558 or email to
marketinqoSatribune-qeorqian.com .

DRIVERS Great benefits & payl New
fleet Volvo tractors. 1 yr OTR exp req.
Tanker training avail. (877)882-6537,
www.OakleyTransort.com. ANF

Housekeepers. Great pay and flexible
schedules. (904)261-9444

APPLY NOW 12 drivers needed. Top
5% pay. 2 mos CDL Class A driving
exp. www.meltontruck.:com (877)258-
8782. ANF

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

PART-TIME COOK with experience.
Morning/Evening. Apply at Elizabeth
Pointe Lodge, 98 South Fletcher

MAGNA'S an Aveda Concept Salon
seeks a full time Hair Stylist Tuesday
thru Saturday. UpDo's are a must.
Commission plus tips. Please contact
Tom Hughes (904)321-0404.

OSPREY VILLAGE has the following
positions open:
Housekeeper FT position. M-F & one
Saturday every 8 weeks.
Life Enrichment Leader FT and PT
position available.
CNA FT positions available; must
have a current FL License.
Come join our team. FT benefits
include; Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K,
PTO, Holiday Pay and more. Please
apply online to: www.osprey-
village.com village.com>

in the Implementation of wellness
programming and delivery of wellness
classes according to the specific needs/
programs of the campus. The Wellness
Associate shall instruct classes, pro-
mote safety and health education, and
support design and implementation of
an all Inclusive wellness program that
addresses the components of physical
fitness and health related to the
geriatric community. The Wellness
Associate shall operate the wellness
program in accordance with company
policies and procedures and compliance
with federal, state and local regulations
under the direction of the Wellness
Director. To Apply:
httos://home.eease.com/recruit/?Jd= 1

exp'd cook, salad prep, server, &
cashier for F-f, permanent, positions.
Flexible schedules & benefits. nEmall
work history to:
justrii hlt058(fls ellsouth.net.

204 Work Wanted
your senior loved one. ELxperienced
nurse 23 years. Reterences. Call (904)

summer with a concrete patio, driveway
addition, grilling pad, etc. Starting at
$599. 491-4383 or 237-7324

1 206 Child Care

- on 1986 Citrona Drive is looking for a
dedicated teacher. Please apply in
person to Ms. Bobbie.

207 Business

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


home. "Medical *Business *Criminal
Justice *Hospitality. Job placement
assistance. Computer available.
Financial aid If qualified. SCHEV
certified. (877) 206-5165,
www.CenturaOnline.com. ANF

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

503 Pets/Supplies

English, rescue dog, special needs. Fee
negotiable. (904)277-2979

FOR SALE Five 9 week old female
Chihuahua puppies, $50/each. Call

registered, UTD-shots, healthy &
beautiful. Boy 3. Ibs, girl 2. lbs. 4
months old. (904)335-0023

601 Garage Sales

HUGE! GIGANTIC! 8 Family Garage
Sale Frl. 4/27 & Sat, 4/28, 8am-
2pm. Selling everything from A Z.
Priced to sell. 95599 Arbor Ln., off Old
Nassauville Rd.

602 Articles for Sale

FOR SALE Oak TV Armoire, $300.
Tony Little Gazelle Elite, $50. (904)

801 Wanted To
Buy or Rent

clean, quiet, long term lease on island,
available July or August. (904)310-


1 601 Garage Sales

MOVING SALE TV's, furniture,
kitchen, tools, lawn, VCR's, computer
lesk, ...." .. iedroon, nore. Fri.
4/27, i Sun. 4/29, 8am-3pm.
106 S. 18th St. (90,1)277-2285
Community Yard Sale April 28,
2012, 8arm to 12noon.
ESTATE SALE Tools, antiques,
dishes, glassware, china cabinet, lots
of odds & ends. Many garage items.
Sat. 4/28, 8am-3pm. 83756 Avant Rd.,
Wilson Neck subdivision in Yulee.
FRI. 4/27 & SAT. 4/28 8am-12
noon. 86341 Meadowfield Bluffs Rd.,
Yulee. Canoe, furniture, TVs, LPs, &
lots of household & misc.

recliner rocker, floor lamps, coffee
table, lamp tables, art, wall shelf,
pottery, many new Princess house
items just out of boxes below cost,
kitchen items, wall hangers, rugs,
lamps, mahogany dinette w/4 chairs
& leaf, corner shelf, Ralph Lauren
dishes, decanters, collection of shot
glasses, kitchen ladders, luggage
stand, set of twin mattresses/
boxsprings, chests, large amount
linens, lots of glass, jewelry boxes,
baskets galore, floor pads, king bed,
wicker king bed, wicker dresser with
mirror, wicker nite stands, plastic
containers, flower pots, clay pots,
lawn mowers, gas weed eater, some
tools, fur coats, complete kitchen.
Thurs. 4/26, Fri. 4/27, & Sat. 4/28.
416 South 7th St., Fern. Bch. Follow
the red & white signs.
ESTATE SALE Everything must go!
Lots to choose from. Fri. 4/27, 3-6pm
& Sat. 4/28, 9am-2pm. 75028 Edwards
Rd., Yulee.
ESTATE SALE 2792 Ocean Oaks Dr.
Thurs, Fri & Sat, April 26th, 27th and
28th, 9:00 4:00. Please do not block
driveways or park in neighbors yards.
Numbers to enter sale at 8:30 on
Thurs. Down Sofa, rockers, sofa, wing
back chair, love seat & chair, table & 4
chairs, love seat sleeper, queen bed set
complete, futon, Martha Washington
sewing cabinet, early chest over
drawers, dough box, music cabinet,
student roll top desk, twin bed set
complete, queen bed, wooden chairs,
writing table, bar stools, lingerie chest
& night stand, lamps, area rugs, coffee
& end tables,, Grundig Classic 960
radio, Lenox China, Royal Meissen
China, demitasse sets, Lenox goblets,
brass spittoon, book ends, artwork,
toaster oven, Technics & Pioneer
stereos, book shelves, lamp tables,
patio table & 4 chairs, wicker chairs &
table, large dog carrier, lots of misc.
More info, photos and map go to
4/28, 8am. Furniture, infant boy
items, etc. 96392 Chester Rd.
9am-lpm. 1511 Dade St., off of N.
15th St. Come check it out!
Sat. 4/28, 8am-lpm. 95207 Twin
Oaks Ln., off Barnwell Rd. in Spanish
Oaks Subd.
Sam-? 9621 Causeway Place, behind
Super Wal-Mart.

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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

Good ocean view from this Short stroll to the beach from Best priced oceanfront 2/2 Beautiful 2006 4/3 has salt chlo-
updated beach house w/screened this Brylen built home. condo on the South end of rinated & solar heated pool in
pool and double lot. Home has a 'Oversized MBR, great kitchen, Amelia Island! End unit with screened enclosure. Home has
real basement! Weekly Rental screened lanai, 10-ft ceilings, new carpel. 2-year old roof. great toom & formal living
Permit! crown molding & more Conununity pool & tennis (flex) room.
#57212 $439,000 #57170 $374.500 #57163 $310.00t #57154 $234,900

1925 S. 141" St., Suite 4
Amelia Island, FL
Sales (904)277-9700

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Surfside Properties, Inc. www.ameliasurfside.com

Tarpdn Ave., 3 Plex at Marsh Lakes, 3BR/3BA BA very nice home
Main Beach. $265,000 spacious townhome in
$163,000 MLS# 56950.
MLS#54661 Marsh Lakes. $165,000

5494 Ervin St, Great opportunity 96209 CAPTAINS POINTE SPRING LAKE DRIVE -
on the corner of Lewis and Ervin RD. Premium residential lot CALLAHAN 4 bedroom, 3/5
street on historical American Beach. il gated community. bath home.
This 50'x'15- lot is fenced. Prc i n $ gaed 0 comm y bath home
includes two homes being sold "as $119,900 MLS#56321 $254,900 MLS#57053
is" with the right to inspect. The
homes are presently occupied.
Beware of dogs in the yard. Call for
appt. $190,000 MI.S#55370

LOFTON OAKS St. Paul 85490 Alene Road 2007 633 Ocean Ave (house)& 634
Blvd. 3 bedroom 2 bath. 3/B R 2 BA Spaciou S N. Fletcher (lot) combined
Blvd. 3 bedroom 2 bath. 3/BR 2 BA Spacious properties. One quarter (1/4)
$72,900 MLS# 57038. doublewide on large lot. interest for sale."As Is"
$95,000 MLS #56694 $165,000 MLS#55815.

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Let us professionally Lots -
manage your Cl f
Property fo^'r youL Lot 10 lan Dr. _____E__
$44,000 #56771

*Lot 13 AveryoRd.
S--. eo $44,000 #56772 Amelia By The Sea, Ground
SFloor Unit! 2/2 $295,000 MIS
Commrc$29 l Office 7pace Lot 15 Avery Rd. #57 43
1939-1949 S. 8TH St., $350/mo + $44,000 #56773
tax & utilities per uLnit

1611 Home Furnishings I11 802 Mobile Homes

THOMASVILLE oak buffet/hutch,
exceptional condition, $150. Sofa, gold
fabric, 96"L & brown chair, $250.
Excellent condition. (904)277-4544

617 Machinery
Tools & Equip.

FOR SALE Craftsman 12 inch radial
arm saw, $100. Craftsman 6 inch
planer jointer, $50. Both $125. Call

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MOBILE HOME For Sale. 1979
Skyline, 12x61, 2BR/1BA, very good
condition. Have title & ready to move.
$4,500. (904)583-4459
3BR/2BA TRIPLE WIDE sitting on 4
acres on Lofton Creek. Close to YMS
and YHS. $119,000. (904)583-2009.

805 Beaches
Visit www.OceanfrontAmelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
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95330 Spinnaker 3.i92 sf. 4BR./3.5BA gorgeous
oce.n view home located in the exclusive .nAmelia
Island community of Summer Beich. Grand two
story livinxgt room with fireplace, private
hir-irvotlffice wi/flreplacc, gourmet kitchen with
high endi appliances. Master Suite offers separate
sitting room facing the ocean. Master bath features
separate vanities, large shower and oversized jetted
tub. Communit, Pool. Available fully furnished. On
Island. S 3,500)l/mo
2 Wild Grape- 2,934 sf. 3BR/3BA well appointed
hom c locatedI on ()Omni Amnelia Island Plantation.
Beautiful Kitchen with solid surface counter tops
and lots of windows. Living Room with built-ins
surrounding the Fireplace and separate formal
Di ing Room. Master suite located on first floor
with both Guest RooIms located on the second along
with the Private Study. Large back porch that's
perfect for entertaining and overlooking the private
dock and pond. Pets o(. On Island. S2,.i95/mo
95095 Willet Way- 2845 sf. 4BR/4BA gorgeous
Summit r Beaclh hone. Tiled throughout with
generouslvh sized living spaces. Kitchen with
,Treakft.si I:r oveerlooks the Living Room and
features granite counter tops and stainless
aptpiances. Master Suite features a huge walk in
clost and bath with separate shower. Beautifully
landscaped courtvard. Pets ok. On Island.
85488 Sagaponack- 2644 sf. 5BR/3.51A Two
storv North Ihampton home backing up to the
Preserve. Iam'i'boo, Tile and carpet throughout.
Large FamilY Room with Kitchen tand Breakfast area
overlooking. ,Guest Bedrooms plus lack & Jill
Bathroom upstairs. Master Suite with large walking
closet and bath. with separate shower located
downstairs. Ox\er sized Screened Porch facing
wooded preserve area. Lawn care & Interner
inclttded. No Lcats. Off Island. $2,000/mo

95457 Sonoma- 2601 sf, 5BR/2.5BA 2 story house
in the \Woodbridge. Large, bright Family Room
opens to Kitchen with Breakfiast Area. Tile and
carpet floors. Guest suite downstairs. Upstairs has
Den/Officc Loft area with large Master Suite.
Covered Pain,' overlooking huge fully fenced
backyard. Pets ok. Off Island. $l,5_0//mo

3322 Fairway Oaks 1,456 sf. 2BR/2BA Omni
Amelia Island Plantation villa located on the
I-airway. Recently modeled with updated Kitchen
and appliances. Generous living spaces with
Living/Dinning Room combined. Master suite
with private bath. Optional AlP membership
available. Washer & Dryer. Pets ok. On Island.
sf. 4BR/2BA Florida style home with tile entry and
carpet diroughout. Generous sized living spaces
and Master Suite with separate shower an Gardcn
tub. Large yard oerle Ling the community pond.
Pets ok. Ott lslat. I I .,i.
16 Zachary 1668 sf. 31BR/3BA condo just steps
from the beach and golf course. Plenty of cabinet
space in this kitchen overlooking the family room
with vaulted ceilings and fireplace. Over sized
screetid porch on back with private feinccd in
backyard. Pets ok. Off Island.- I. 'im no
631 Tarpon 1053 sf. 2BR/1BA fully furnished
town home located in the Fernandina Shores
commnunirv. Alltutilities included. Located just two
short blocks from the beach. Pets ok. On Island.
2488 First Ave. 1088 sf. 21R/2BA townhouse
on First .Avcnue in Fernandina Beach. Breakfast
har in the kitchen. Master bedroom has balcony,
overlooking the backyard and Atlantic Ocean! Pet's
ok. On ]slhind. $1,100/mto

978 Chad 1400 sf. 3BR/2BA Island Townhome
located in the heart of Amelia Island on a quite
cul-de-sac. Close to the Fernandina Beach Middle
and IHighl Schools. Low maintenance landscaping.
Long drtivcway with single car garage. Pets ok. On
Island. $1,0757n5"io

Amelia Lakes #626 1143 sf. 2BR/2BA upstairs
Amelia Lakes condo with fireplace. Large
bedrooms with lots of light. Kitchen overlooking
living room. Screen porch with storage. (lose toi
pool and workout center. Pets ok. "Off Island.

General i1nagner

Maintenance -IccontiDng

806 Waterfront |
Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
asserre, Realtor.
ving 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
Negotiable. (904)261-6162

817 Other Areas
20 ACRES Live on land now! Only
$99/mo. $0 down, owner financing, no
credit checks. Near El Paso, TX.
Beautiful mountain views. Free color
brochure., www.sunsetranches.com,
(800) 755-8953. ANF

Real Estate, Inc.

* Carsian Point,. LongPond Loop, 3BR/28A, 1700sql f
ho-su. 2 car garagu. S1200ilo+u2ldties
1238 S h,.3BRIt BA.lairge f.,ald yard, $900/ino. +
secu'ty duposiL
Foreo, Ridge 2B6 ,SBA. towoiho ft, nil-cid, cullties
icluIdeId $125ICmo (inishimg & udiliu nugodable)
186 Hiighl.id 0Driv 3B12BA 2,187f on I,\g. iot.
$ 1200/iho + UtcIucS
Spring Blossom Lcno 4Br 3 Ba InAzalea PoinLt $1650
a monih + u!lics,.
2R/IBA furnished 1801 S Fletcher Avoe 1.6501mo
cluda mn osn uih c or. oewer. garbago. cablo and
incoerot Alahblo in April,
view, 487 S F lchor Acros- dio strict from tdi, beach
All uil. wlfi,TV & phon,
* 3BRJ 3BA todloio i Sandpip- Loop 510 S0lwk plu,.
Oxos & clo ing to
* soo Po,,Vcllai i ,200 sw i A1A/S 8d, Sc 8, 1po,-uc-
Griat1foU lwi. 0 .,o offe $1.200h/o" al, I
* Aielia Park 910 appox .sq ft., 3 oi.kess, reception
c-ca, kitcin and bad -oon $1450/-no + uuclo-
S1839 S ath S.L adac.,t I Huaddle House, 1.800 sq fI
31700/mr lease + ta. Sale also considered
Nursery Office, greenhouse shade houses with a
fenced, Inigated outside. space for plans. Excellent
locaon wtsh high visibility Call for details
S* 200AIA 41.80 Sq r r cconditioned warehouse and
office space _cobo. .cea, v-scbcity $ 1 05 SqFc + sales
-ox. Grs Rent 4,72940ionhi
* Office Cocmplx wirant fo At / occttioc cioit
montr 1941 Ctrona Dr 4690 sqf. including additional
lot. Call for morero nfo 261-4066

I 17 Other Areas
AUCTION NC Two mountain homes,
acreage. www.swicegoodauctions.com.
3BR English cottage, 2BR retreat, 16
acres, Little Switzerland. NCAL8805
NCRL195929, Swicegood Group (336)
751-4444 x3. ANF

851 Roommate Wanted
female to share large executive home
on island with two traveling
professionals. $500/mo. Please call
(904) 277-3933.

852 Mobile Homes
3BR/2BA SW Kitchen has tile floor.
New laminate floor. ,Water included.
Yulee. $795/mo. (904)501-5999
D/W 3BR/2BA on 1 acre in Wilson
Neck. W/D, CH&A. $750/mo. + $750
dep. required to move in. Call 225-
0716, 553-4516 or 556-0514.
w/addition, storage, water & trash
included. Chester area, 87441 Haven
Rd. $900 + util., $500 dep. 583-0012
or 277-2824
MOBILE HOME 5BR, fireplace, huge
2 living rooms. $985. (904)703-4265
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WIFI included. (904)225-
. ON ISLAND Remodeled & clean 2/2
SW $700/mo. & 3BR $750/mo. + dep.
Utils avail. Also, 1BR Apts. at beach
$225/wk. + dep. Utils Incl. 261-5034

854 Rooms
ROOM FOR RENT Must have own
transportation. Female only. $550/mo.
Includes utilities. (904)277-2382.

855 Apartments
AT BEACH 1BR $225/wk, $895/mo +
dep. All utils incl. Also, 2/2 & 3/2
SWMH in park, remod. Start $175/wk,
$700/mo + dep. Utils avail. 261-5034

856 Apartments
510-A S. 6TH ST. front unit,
1BR/1BA, close to downtown, wood
floors and high ceilings, central A/C,
W/D hookups. Avail 5/1. $675/mo. plus
same for sec. dep. Water/garbage"
included. 491-5518 or 753-3629

3 Bedroom Special

Stm ng at $695/me.

wMh $99secw*yudeposit

City Apartments
with Country
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Close to schools &
20 minutes it
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856 Apartments
Affordable Living Rent from $560-
&747 for eligible persons/families. 1 &
2 Bedrooms. Post Oak Apartments
(904)277-7817. Handicap Accessible
apartments available. *This institution
Is an equal opportunity provider, and
employer. TDD: 711

B57 Condos-Furnished
LONG TERM AIP 1st floor Spyglass
Unit, 3BR/3BA, located on beach,
heated pool. $1800/mo. including trash
removal & water. (904)310-6106

858 Condos-Unfurnished
Over 3400sf on 2nd floor overlooking
Intercoastal Waterway, 3BR/3.5BA,
fireplace, wet bar, gated community
pool and parking garage. Asking
$3,000/mo. + utilities. Call (904)753-
4147 or (904)321-3444.
2BR/1BA, ground floor. Pool, tennis,
clubhouse, 1 block from beach. Year
lease. Deposit. $895. (904)261-5630
Summer Beach, ground fir, 2 pools,
gated comm. 1 yr lease. $1700/mo.
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/mol Call Tammy for our
spring special at (904)415-6969 for a
showing, www.amelialakes.com
Gated community, 3BR/2BA, pool with
cabana, summer kitchen & sun bathing
deck. $1195 includes garbage service.
Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. 277-0006

860 Homes-Unfurnished
3BR/3BA in the Preserve at Summer
Beach. Gated neighborhood with
community pool. Lawn service incl.
Pets neg. $1,450/mo. (904)321-6079
FLORA PARKE Lg 4BR family home.
Hdwd floors thru-out, formal dining rm,
separate office, screened porch, fenced
yard on pond. $1350/mo. 753-1820
TOWNHOME 2168A First Avenue,
built in 2009, 1750 sq. ft., 3BR/3.5BA,
double garage. (904)206-0238

861 Vacation Rentals
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
Mountains. River overlook, cozy, well
furnished, majestic views. Peaceful.
$495 a week. Call (904)757-5416.

863 Office
space from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft.
Includes utilities, Internet, common
area receptionist, conference room,
break room, & security. For info call
2382 Sadler Rd. behind Amelia
Insurance. (904)557-5644

901 Automobiles
2003 FORD EXPEDITION 3rd row
seating, very low miles, $11,900.
OWNER WILL FINANCE. 478-747-1289
2004 SCION, XB color white. 208K
ml. Good condition. AT, AC, CD, cruise
control, seats five. Asking $4800.
Garage kept. $5,500. Call (904)335-



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