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Throngs lined the parade route on Thursday as the annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Parade wound its colorful
way through downtown Fernandina Beach. The popular parade kicks off the festival, which continues today through



An ordinance to approve a helicopter sightseeing
business died for lack of a motion at Tuesday's city com-
mission meeting after protests by iresidi-.t 1lxiig near
a proposed heliport
Applicant Dan Simard, owner of Canam Aviators of
New Smyrna Beach, in March asked for changes in the
Land Development Code thatwould have allowed for hel-
iports within mixed-used waterfront industrial zones in
several areas within the city. He planned to locate the hel-
iport on David Cook's property at the south end of the
city waterfront.
City residents, -,,r..- 1min r,. alung South Third Street,
complained of loud noise when Simard's helicopter last
month flew demonstration flights from Cook's property.
Simard had anai-,.,-iri-:nt uirli hCookto usethat land as
a base of operations for sightseeing trips over the Amelia
Resident Lynn Williams, the only speaker in favor of
the heliport business, said the audience should consid-
er the other businesses that operate along the waterfront
were approved long ago, such as the railyard, paper
mills and shrimpers.
Merri Beverly said she moved here with her hus-
HELICOPTER Continued on 3A

City candidate

City manager finalists will be interviewed in public
b Lh l,,ii u at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, May 12 earlier than
originally scheduled after one candidate withdrew.
Judy Whitis, city manager of Callway, Fla., for the
past 15yeai h i-.:i,!lir jb interview that day and elect-
ed to v.-it hdi i her application in Fernandina, City Clerk
Mary M .""--aid Wednesday
Whili- .i.. i-. inalist in North Palm Beach and
d cidedd iP g., in i i!ia .b instead, Mercer said. Whitis also
has city management experience in Panama City and was
one of three outside candidates listed by the city c6m-
mission as finalists. Three local residents also are can-
The five candidates now include former mayor Joe
Gerrity, Interim City Manager Dave Lott, Gene Knaga,
a senior analyst with the Nassau County Clerk of Courts,
Michael Stampfler of Portage, Mich., who has managed
cities in Alabama and Florida also, and Paul White, assis-
tant city manager of Riviera Beach.
1 h. city-commission will interview candidates one on
one beginning at 8:45 a.m. May 12. They now will meet
as a group for half-hour interviews of each candidate
CITY Continued on 3A

14th Street fix

set to begin
Long-awaited work on road improvements on the
South 14th Street corridor in Fernandina Beach is slat-
ed to begin next week, county officials have said.
Cl a 1. .11, Young, contract manager for the county, said
contractors are waiting until completion of the 49th annu-
al Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival before they start'
work .
* The Nassau County Commission opted unanimous-
ly to hire the lowest bidder to perform that work.
The board gave the nod to Baker Infrastructure
Group, Inc., as recommended by county staff and
McCranie & Associates, the project's design firm. Baker,
which bid roughly $1.58 million for the work, beat out five
other firms.
Under its contract with the county, the St. Augustine-
based firm will perform a series of improvements to
South 14th Street, stretching from Hickory Street to
Atlantic Avenue.
The work, which includes milling and resurfacing,
turn lane and sidewalk construction, drainage improve-
ROAD Continued on 3A

'.s1 Pro-Am & Long Drive Competition

May 1 8t Pro-Am at 1 pm
Call 904.277.7370 for details

M y 19, 9th Long Drive Competition at 9am
Free Admission World Class Competition

Fernandina Beach Golf Club 2800 Bill Melton Road Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

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Walter A Bennett III
Mr. Walter A "Walt" Bennett, III, age 67,
of Fernandina Beach, FL passed away on
Tuesday morning, May 1, 2012 at the
McGraw Center for Caring in Jacksonville,
Born in Akron, OH, he was the only
child born to the late Walter and Isabelle
Mayer Bennett, Jr. Raised in Edgerton, WI,
he graduated from the University of
4 Wisconsin in Whitewater,
Class of 1965 with a degree
in Finance. After college,
Mr. Bennett began a long
S career in the Automotive
Industry. He joined General
Motors in Janesville, WI
and later to Burlington, WV
as Regional Manager of Accounting and
Sales for Chevrolet where he remained for
nineteen years. In 1985, he purchased the
Chevrolet Dealership in Kingsland, GA. In
1994, he married Julie Newton of Kingsland,
GA and together they expanded the busi-
nesses with the acquisition of Bennett
Dodge Jeep Chrysler,' Dublin Cadillac in
Dublin, Georgia and Bennett Suzuki in
Kingsland, Georgia
An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunt-
ing, fishing and many rounds of golf at the
Amelia Island Golf Club.
Mr. Bennett leaves behind, his wife,
Julie Newton Bennett, Fernandina Beach,
FL, one son, Eddie Bennett (Kim),
Fernandina Beach, FL, one daughter, Julie
Marie Bennett, Lari-go, FL and two grand-
children, Austen Alan Bennett and Ansley
Taylor Bennett.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am
today, Friday, May 4, 2012 at.St. Peter's
Episcopal Church with Father Kerry Robb,
Pallbearers will be: Jay Mock, Ralph
Webber, Seaward Broussard, Mike
Bowling, J.W. McKinnie and Ronnie Roth.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: Sam
Butler, Bill Ellis, Herb Schotenfeld, John
Price, Glenn Ritchey, Vann Gannaway, Dave
Kirk, Jim Oren, George Moore, Mike
Stanton, Ray Brett, Dan McCranie, Bruce
Jasinsky, Bud Westmoreland, Theo Dejury,
Rick.Spencer, David Roper, Ben Wood,
Keith Dixon, Lewis Dyer and Dave
Bar tram.
Mr. Bennett will be laid to rest in St.
Peter's Episcopal Church Cemetery.
His family received friends on Thursday
evening from 7:00-9:00 pm at Oxley-Heard
Funeral Home, Fernandina Beach.
If so desired, memorial contributions
may be made to St. Peter's Episcopal
Church Youth Center, 801 Atlantic Avenue,
Fernandina Beach,, FL 32034 or to
Community Hospice of Northeast FL, 4255
Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257.
Please share his life story at www.oxley-
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Jacob Daniel Loudermilk
Funeral services for Baby Boy Jacob
Daniel Loudermilk, infant son of Daniel
and Danielle Miller Loudermilk, will be at
6:00 pm on Sunday, May 6, 2012 from the
graveside in Hughes Cemetery with
Reverend Joe Ottwell, officiating.
Jacob leaves behind his parents, Daniel
and Danielle, his twin brother, Jonathan
Lee Loudermilk, his paternal grandparents,
Billy and Janice Loudermilk, his maternal
grandparents, Danny and Cheri Miller,
paternal great-grandparents, Mary
Loudermilk, Jim and Joyce Morgan, mater-
nal great-grandfather, Daulphus Daniel
Miller, and an aunt, Caitlin Stroh (Nate).
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Kairi Anna McCartt
Kairi Anna McCartt, 6 months, of
Cleveland passed away Tuesday, May 1,
2012 in a local hospital.
She was preceded in death by her grand-
father, Arnold McCartt, Jr., great-grandfa-
ther, Arnold McCartt, Sr., great-grandfa-
ther George Lovell, great-grandparents,
Ray and Bobbie Thomas and great-grand-
father Billy Prince. '
Survivors include her parents, David E.
McCartt and Meagan Thomas; twin sister,
Alexis Skye McCartt; brothers, Christopher
Thomas and Jared Edenfield; grandpar-
ents, John W. Thomas and-Kim;Thomas,:
Carol Rugenstein and Darla and Eldon
Rives; great-gilandparents, Dora Dean
McCartt, Rubye and Lee. Morris, Ann,
Portier and Mike And Dot Cook; uncles,
Ryan and Alexander McCartt, Carson
Thomas and Tyler Smith; aunt, Carra
Thomas as well as extended family.
Funeral services will be conducted at
12:00 p.m. today, Friday, May 4,2012 in the
chapel of Fike Funeral Home with the
Reverend J.C. Eller officiating. Interment
will follow in Fort Hill Cemetery.The fam-
ily will receive friends from 10:00-12:00 p.m.
today at the funeral home prior to the serv-
.A fund has been set up at any Sun Trust
Bank in Cleveland, TN in' c/o David
McCartt for assistance with cemetery
We invite you to send a message of con-
dolence and view the McCartt family guest-
book at www.fikefh.com.
Fike Funeral Home. Cleveland. Tenn.

Isaac M. Wise Jr.
Mr. Isaac M. "Jackie", "Papa Jack" Wise,
Jr., age 72, of Yulee passed away on Tuesday
evening, May 1, 2012 at Baptist Medical
Center Nassau following a lengthy illness
and a battle with cancer.
Born in Sewanee, TN, he was one of
three children born to the late Isaac M.
and Cynthia Trussell Wise, Sr. Moving from

Tennessee when he was a W-.,
young child, he grew up in
Yulee. He enlisted and .
served in the U.S. Army in wa *
the 1st Armored Division,
stationed at Fort Hood,TX. (' -
Mr. Wise had worked for
Hess Oil Company, trans-
porting petroleum products until retiring.
He was a former member of Nassau
Baptist Temple.
His family recalls his love of being sur-
rounded by family & friends, spoiling his
grandkids, remote control boats in the pond
and his Sunday ritual of cooking for the
entire family and anyone else who stopped
by. (His cornbread, macarorii salad and egg
sandwiches were matched by no other.)
Mr. Wise leaves behind, his wife of 49
years, Bonnie S. Wise, three sons, Isaac
Matthew Wise, III (Cheryl), Yulee, FL,
Jarrett Jason Wise (Tina), Yulee, FL,James
Durden (Julie), St. Croix, BVI, a daughter,
Daphne Shook (Tim), Yulee, FL, eight
grandchildren, Jennifer Wise Cumberland
(Ricky), Ian Wise, Joshua Shook, Jesse
Shook, Samuel Shook, Kristopher Wise,
Cassie Wise, Gentry Durden and a great-
grandson, Trenton Joshua Shook. He was
a favorite uncle to maiy nieces and nephews
and loved by everyone who knew him. He
was a special person who wanted to make
everyone feel at home and let them know
he loved them. '
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on
Saturday, May 5, 2012 from the Burgess
Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Home with
Reverend Pete Jones and Dr. Larry
Montgomery officiating. .
Mr. Wise will be laid to rest in Hughes
Cemetery, Yulee, FL His family will receive
friends from 5:00L7:00 pm today at Oxley-
Heard Funeral Home.
Please share his life story at wvw.oxley-
heard.com. :
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors


Mr. Bobby Gene Redfield, age 40, of
Yulee died on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at
Baptist Medical Center Nassau. A memorial
service will be held on Sunday, May 6, at 6
p.m. at Yulee Baptist Church.
Oxley-Heard FuneralDirectors,
Mr. Donald E. Shelton, age 49, of
Yulee died on Wednesday morning, May 2,
2012. Arrangements to be announced.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Mr. Christopher Lee "Chris" Shep-
perd, age 40, of Jacksonville died on
Saturday, April 28, 2012. Funeral services
will be held at 3 p.m. today at Cedar Bay
Funeral Home, 405 New Berlin Road,
Jacksonville, with Pastor Janice Colson offi-
ciating. Interment-will follow in Bosque
Bello Cemetery,.Fernandina Beach.
Cedar Bay Funeral Home

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A memorial bench honoring George M. Strain was dedicated April 15 with Commissioner Tim Poynter opening
the ceremony at Beach Access 37 in Seaview where George and wife, Blair, lived for 21 years. Blair cut the ribbon
surrounded by their family.
Sixty-five Seaview neighbors and friends gathered for the ribbon-cutting, preceded by a prayer led by George's
brother, William, a commemorative address by Blair and a song sung by three of their 13 grandchildren. The group
then walked back to the Strain home for a low-country boil and celebration of George's life. Three of the four Strain
children traveled to attend the event- Bettie Blair, Mary Margaret and George, Jr. Son John was unable to attend but
was represented by his wife, Christine, and Brian George Strain, four months old.
After retiring from the Army Corps of Engineers, George divided his time between his family, his garden and his
strong support of his neighbors, his community and his church.


Now Located In Dave Turner's Deerwalk Plaza

Shrimp Festival Weekend

May 4, 5, 6
Fish Fry Saturday & Sunday

3 Day Flea Market

W~airnright Sausage

57- bsVidalia $3.99
'B' Onions

Fresh Fruit

Peaches Pears Blueberries Apples- Oranges Grapes
Strawberries -Cantelopes -Melons
Fresh Produce and Breads!



Adoption month
Come to Nassau County
Animal Services, 86078
License Road, Yulee through
May 31 and adopt a cat or
dog for $60. Your new pet
will be spayed or neutered,
have a rabies shot and micro-
chip. You also receive a one-
year county tag. If you live
outside of Nassau County
the adoption fee is $50. The
shelter currently has a great
selection of cats, kittens,
large and small dogs and
puppies. Call 491-7440 or
visit www.nassaucounty
Legion open house
American Legion Post 54
invites the general public to
join its veterans in an Open
House from 4-6 p.m. today
and May 5 and 6 at 626 S.
Third Street. Activities
include homemade pizza ($7
donation), and open jukebox
today from 6-8 p.m. Saturday,
there-will be a DJ and
Karaoke from 4 p.m. until.
The Sons of the American
Legion will hold a barbecue
starting at 11 a.m. until
Saturday for a $10 donation.
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 Jack-
sonville Hotel, 1515 Pruden-
tial Drive. Free screenings
will include blood pressure,
diabetes, cholesterol,
prostate, cardiac, eye, dental;
foot, nutrition, women's and
arthritis. Enjoy free seminars
on medical and lifestyle top-
ics, with time after each for
questions. Health care com-
panies and area hospitals will
have free handouts. For
information email IAMA-
HealthFair@gmail.com or
register at www.iamahealth-
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 systemirincludingrt .;it
foster care ahd adoptionsi;n *-
Duval and Nassau.counties.
The meeting is part of a stan-
dard and ongoing process to
gather information in prepa-
ration for a future release of
an Invitation to Negotiate for
the DCF contract for adop-
tion and foster care services
in these counties. It will
include a review of what is
working in the child welfare
system, gaps in services that
will need to be filled, and
critical areas where improve-
ment is needed.
WIN WIN (Women in
Nassau Helping Women in
Need) will meet May 7 at
6:30 p.m. hosted by Karen
Lee of Heron's Swim & Sport
and Susan Shannon of Home

'n Bed at the Palmetto Walk
Shopping Village, 4924 First
Coast Hwy., Amelia Island.
Bring a $10 check
payable to "Women of
Power" to support its Cedar
Haven Transitional House
for women, an appetizer or
dessert to share, brochures
and business cards to distrib-
ute and door prize (optional).
Non-alcoholic beverages pro-
vided, or bring a bottle of
wine to share. Cedar Haven
also needs paper products,
trash bags, a couch and table
lamps. To RSVP or for infor-
mation contact Connie
Braithwaite at 759-0745. Visit
AARP meets
AARP chapter #4608 will
meet on May 8 at the
Council on Aging (across
from Baptist Medical Center
Nassau) beginning at 1.p.m.
All members are urged to
attend and bring a friend to.
joifi the chapter. Dues
($7.50) are due. The chapter
does not meet in June; the
next meeting will be July 10.
For information call John
Megna at 277-2143.
Women network
Women's network
WOAMTEC will meet from
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.,May 9 at
Amelia National Golf &
Country Club, 95211
Clubhouse Road. Gutest
speaker Wendy Lyn Phillips
is the best-selling author of
Naked to Knockout: Beauty
from the Inside Out.
Network with local business-
* women (and men) in a
stress-free, business-building
atmosphere. Bring a door
prize to raffle and promotion-
al materials for display or
handout. Cost is $15 and
includes lunch. For informa-
tion contact Lisa Buben at
(734) 341-5507 or
. lisa@bubenoffice.com.
Free concert
The Nassau Community
Band will perform a free
Concert of Classics on May
1,0 at 7 p.m. at the Amelia
Plantation Chapel. Selections
will include works by
Mozart, Arnold, Strauss,
Barber and Ponchielli.
Special guest organist Peter
Dean will perform with the
band.the Finale from -' i-' -f 1
Symphony #3 by'Saint-Saensy-
Food drive
The 20th annual National
Association of Letter
Carriers nationwide food.
drive will be held May 12.
City and rural letter carriers
will pick up non-perishable
food items left at customers'
mailboxes. The food will be
given to the Barnabas
Center for distribution to
those in need.
Library closed
The Fernandina Beach
branch library will be closed
on Monday, May 14 and 21.
The book drops will remain .
open and the Yulee, Calla-.
han, Hilliard and Bryceville
branch libraries will observe
their normal hours.


It was reported May 2 in
a front-page story that
County Attorney David
Hallman, Planning & Zoning
Board Chairmari Tom Ford
and planning board member
Pat Keogh met on Jan. 9
with attorney Brian
Armstrong of Nabers, Giblin
and Nickerson in

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Tallahassee to discuss the
possibility of ending the
county's franchise relation-
ship with JEA. Ford was
scheduled to go, according
to Hallman's calendar for
that date, but in fact he did
not attend the meeting.
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for accuracy. We will prompt-
ly correct allfactual errors.
Please notify the editor of
errors at mparnell@fbnews
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0 A meeting was
set to plan con-
struction of the
YEARS new Waterway
-__ Welcome Station at
the Fernandina
Harbor Marina, authorized by
the state Development
May 3, 1962

p5 Organizers esti-
25 mated that the Isle
of Eight Flags
YEARS Shrimp Festival
---- attracted a record
100,000 to 130,000 visitors.
May 7, 1987

10 The Fernandina
10 Beach Commission
hired former city of
YEARS Jacksonville and
---- Flagler County
Attorney Gary Eckstine as
the city's first full-time legal
counsel at $85,000 per year.
May 3, 2002

FRIDAY. MAY 4,2012 NEWS News-Leader

Continued from 1A
band to retire because it was
quiet and "off the beaten path."
She added that she was afraid
realtors would begin using hel-
icopters for their business and
that helicopters downtown
would "take away from the
small-town feel" of Fernandina
South Third Street resident
Becky Borgman said she had
observed the helicopter flying
over her property, which is
east of the landing area.
"We can hear it; it's very
noisy," Borgman said. "When
it lands, we can smell aviation
fuel, and it's very, very strong.
We really oppose this. For
those of us around (Rayonier)
it's noisy every day..To add
one more element of noise to
our world is just not accept-
Ken Anderson, who lives
on South Fourth Street, asked'
why the helicopter business
couldn't be located at the city
airport. He also said only a
small number of people would
be willing to pay for an expen-
sive 15-minute helicopter ride.
He added he was in favor of
new businesses coming into
town, but not one that would
attract "a minute amount of
Old Town resident Ron
Machado said he was "not
totally opposed to it, but it's,
not a good idea." He also said
he was worried about the code
amendment that would allow
helicopter businesses in loca-
tions around the city that were
zoned industrial. He suggest-
ed the helicopter business
move to the airport, and that
visitors could take a trolley
ride if they wanted a helicopter
sightseeing excursion.
"You're not making (the
amendment) specific enough,"
Machado said. "I.don't think
this has been thought
Vice Mayor Jeffrey Bunch
said there was a stipulation the
helicopter would only fly over
water, but "(the helicopter
pilot) can fly over the city any-
where he wants to fly."
"I don't have a problem
with the business itself,"

ROAD Continued from 1A
ments, signalization and other
projects, aims to revitalize the
two-lane road,.accordingto
county records.
County Public Works
Director Scott Herring told the
board the improvements, ini-
tially bid with alternative side-
walks one-on the east side of
the road and one on the west
will feature sidewalks on
both sides.
"We're recommending
moving forward, since we
have the budget, with a side-
walk on both sides," he said.
Herring said impact fees
would not fund the roadwork.
Instead, the county: will rely
on other funding sources allo-
.cated specifically for the proj-
The county -board also
voted to pay Enigland Thims
and Miller $259,000. for con-
struction engineering inspec-
tion services on the project.
That was on top of almost
$270,000 in design services
and change orders paid to
McCranie, bringing total proj-
ect costs to nearly $2.5 million.
"I've been down 14th Street
quite a bit," Comniissioner
Walter Boatright said. "The
thing must be about 200 miles
long 'cause there's a lot of stuff
going on."
"It's about time," chimed in
Commissioner Danny Leeper
about the project, subject of
numerous meetings, and con-
flicts, between city and county
commissioners for years.
Improvements to 14th
Street have been on the coun-
ty's. radar for some time, but
have been scuttled in the past,
in part due to a lack of avail-
able funding and right-of-way
The project, which includes
improvements to traffic sig-
nals within the corridor, has

CITY Continued from 1A
beginning at 11:45 in the com-
mission chambers, City Hall,
204 Ash St. Those sessions are
open to the public.
White is first up, followed by
Knaga at 12:20 p.m., Stampfler
at 12:50, Gerrity at 1:20 and Lott
at 1:50.
The commission then will
meet at 2:20 p.m. and decide
how to proceed. The board
could make its decision at that
There also is a meet and
greet for the public and the city
manager finalists at 6 p.m. May
11 at the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road.
The new city manager would
replace Michael Czymbor, who
resigned under pressure earlier
this year.

Bunch said. "To me, it just
doesn't fit in ... I heard (the
helicopter) when I was eating
at Brett's (restaurant). ... I
think it would be disruptive.
It should be at the airport. If
people want an aerial ride, they
. will just ride 3-4 miles to the
Simard, owner of the busi-
ness, said the helicopter had
been flown over an upland res-
idential area on April 23 for
emergency.procedures, but
that flying over the city would
not be a normal practice.
Flying over the town would
not be of interest for him, he
said, but rather the helicop-
ters would fly north along the
river to Cumberland Island
and back.
After, questioning by
Commissioner Charles
Corbett, Senior Planner Kelly
Gibson suggested adding a
supplement to the amendment
requiring at least one acre of
uplands for any helicopter
"The issue is changing the
zoning," resident Suanne
Thamm said. She added there
were also environmental con-
cerns because the helicopter
would need aviation fuel
trucked into the area. "This
would just sit on the grass,"
Thamm said. "Do you.want
rotocraft fueling at the dock?"
Thamm said there was also
the potential for others to use
the zoning district for similar
Commissioner Tim Poyner.
said he did not want a heli-
copter downtown, but that the
operator was willing to restrict
the excursion flights over
water. "I don't think it's going
to survive in this community...
but we can stipulate that he.
adhere to (flights over water)
or (the privilege) is revoked."
'The question needs to be,
what kind of business do we
want ,to have downtown,"
Mayor Arlene Filkoff said. 'To
say no to a business is not
what I want to do."
In the end, commissioners
voted 3-2 in favor of a supple-
ment to the zoning amend-
ment, but the resolution to
allow the zoning change died
for lack of a motion.

been a priority since a
Fernandina Beach woman was
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scheduled cost increases.
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the public to be held Tuesday
at 5 p.m. at City Hall.
Commissioners will discuss
the results of a city survey in
which residents were asked to
choose from several options
for future disposal services by
the city's waste contractor,
Advanced Disposal Services.
Based in Jacksonville, the
company has a five-year resi-
dential and commercial con-
tract with the city that expires
July 1, 2013.
Residents were asked in the
survey to pick from three
options for the future of the
firm in the city:
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Advanced Disposal contract to
be extended to July 2018 with
the same pickup service lev-
els for garbage (twice a\week)
and yard waste (once a week)
throughout the city, plus an
enhanced recycling program.
The monthly rate of $19.62
would be continued, with a 3
percent inflation rate adjust-
ment in 2013.
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contract to be extended to July
2018, with garbage collection
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Ocean avenues to continue
twice a week at current rates.
All other city residents would
have their garbage collection
services reduced to once a
week, with a 25 percent reduc-
tion. in rates (or $3.20 per
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garbage collection, $2.92 for
recyclables collection and $3.72
for yard debris collection. The
25 percent reduction for once-
a:week collection would apply
only to the $12.98 garbage col-
lection rate..
, According to Lott, the
enhanced recycling collection
program would provide each
home with a new 65-gallon
recycle cart and a much longer
list of materials that could be
"While it is possible that a
competitive bidding process
might result in lower fees, cpn-
versely there is the risk that
all the bidders will come in at
a higher cost," Lott wrote in
an email.
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collecting rate information of
other surrounding areas to
compare the city's current rate
against others. We are being
very cautious to ensure an
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to 2010.
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from 25,184 in 2010 to 24,737
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Attention college Class of

With two college-age
kids, one graduating this
weekend, I am captivated by
all the gloom and doom in
the press about job prospects
for these graduates. U.S. col-
lege students are spending
an average of $21,000 a year
for a state university and
$42,000 for private colleges.
Student loans are running
rampant and these kids are
in up to their eyeballs in debt
chasing the American
dream. Being a specialized
world, many graduates with
generic degrees are not find-
ing work that supports their
aspirations, pocketbooks and
career path. Even those spe-
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RicklKeffer and are hay-
ing fruitful
careers in engineering, sales,
finance or other manufactur-
er positions. That's all great.
Would you be surprised to
know that dealership ,
employment in our country
far outpaces the number of
jobs from the manufacturers?
Most would say yes, I
believe. With the knowledge
that this huge dealership
employment opportunity is
out there and the days of
pensions that made. going to
work for a General Motors.
effectively over, why not look
into dealership opportuni-

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the car business

Don't rule out
what is a very
sophisticated work-
place these days.

A dealership is business-
es within a business. New
cars, used cars, service,
parts and accounting all
five offer the chance to make
a good career with the back-
bone of America, small busi-
ness. No transfers to the
snowbelt from a Florida deal-
ership and much more of an
opportunity to showcase
your talents than in many big
companies. The most poten-
tially rewarding position
early on in our. industry is
.sales. Some would say, "I did-
n't go to college to be a car
salesman." I say why not? A
chance to sell the second
biggest consumer purchase,"
with immediate income
rewards, sounds appealing to
the logical person. People
will work longer and harder
for so many industries that
don't reward the time and
efforts. Beyond sales, there
are many people who have
made long and prosperous
careers as parts managers,
service managers and office
How would a recent grad
or other self-confident per-
son approach automotive ,
dealership employment? Just
like any other potential job -
find out all that you can
about the position, your
immediate manager and the
company's track record and
My motive in this week's
column is for students, par-

ents and spouses/significant
others to support the con-
cept of dealership employ-
ment. Don't rule out what is
a very sophisticated work-
place these days. Why are all
the public companies
immersed in the retail auto-
motive arena the last two
decades? Because dealer-
ships are good businesses
that produce return on
investment. Auto Nation,
Roger Penske, Rick
Hendricks and tons of other
mega-dealers have trans-
formed the industry just like
imports did. It is an ever- *
evolving dynamic industry.
Anyone who shortchanges
themselves by ruling it out
should reconsider.
The 22-year-old college
grad that goes to work in
auto sales out of college, as I
did, will learn a lot about
business, the world and
themselves in short order.
Those with the talent to
make it work will find them-
selves rewarded and become
a valued commodity should
life draw then to another
A sidebar those exiting
the military shouldn't over-
look the dealership job mar-
ket. College graduation is
not a prerequisite at most
any dealership and military
veterans are used to commu-
nication, which is a lot of sell-
ing. Good luck to the Class
of 2012 (high school and col-
lege) and recent veterans.
May this transitional time in
your life bear fruit. Have a
good week.
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The 20th annual National
Association of Letter Carriers
nationwide food drive, Stamp
Out Hunger, takes place on
Saturday, May 12.
Over 14,000 pounds of food
was collected by the letter car-
riers during last year's dirive.
"The food collected will be
given to the Barnabas Center
for distribution to those in
need," said Bob Henning, pres-
ident of the National
Association of Letter Carriers,
Branch 53.
"Carriers see the need for
assistance every day on their
routes and they are eager to
collect food .to help those in
The need for food assistance
continues to exist throughout
Nassau County. According to
the U.S. Department of
Agriculture's annual study
measuring food security in the
United States, the number of
Americans living in food inse-
cure homes reached nearly 49
million in 2011 (the most recent
year that such data is available).

More than 16 million children
in America more than 1 in 5 -
are faced with the prospect of
"Barnabas Center is com-
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Stamp Out Hunger food drive
and we encourage everyone to
participate," said Wanda Lanier,
executive director. "It's unfor-
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Americans, especially our
children, continue to go hun-
gry in a country as bountiful
as ours. We believe that, with
the help and generosity of
those who are able, we can pro-
vide much needed support for
our community members in
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Young Republicans
Nassau County Young Republicans will
have their monthly ineeting on Monday at
San Jos6 Mexican Grill, 463797 SR 200 in
Yulee. The social will be held 4t4,SPm. and
the business meeting will be held from 6:30-
7:30 p.m.
All District 2 Nassau County School Board
candidates have been invited to attend this
special meeting, which will include a question
and answer forum, the opportunity for the
candidates.to share their message and meet
and greet with local Republicans..
Nassau County Young Republican meet-
ings are open to any interested Republican
(regardless of age). Family members and
children are always welcome.
,To RSVP attendance or to receive further
information contact Amanda Young at nas-
sauyr@gmail.com or (904) 207-2181.
GOPwomen -
The Federated Republican Women of
Nassau County will have their monthly
meeting on Friday, May 11 at the Golf
Club of Amelia Island. Guest speaker for the
monthly meeting will be State Rep. Janet
The social.will be held at 11:30 a.m. and
the business meeting will begin at 11:45 a.m.
Adkins was elected to the Florida House of
Representatives as the District 12 representa-
tive in 2008. She is the current State
Committeewoman for Nassau County, elected
to this position in 2000. Adkins served from '
1998 to 2008 as a Nassau County School
Board member.

Contact Gail Biondi at GJBiondi@com-
cast.net or 261-8793 by Tuesday with your
reservation. Cost of the luncheon is $20.
Democrats host picnic.
A voter information "Picnic in the Park" is
scheduled on Saturday, May 12 from 11 a.m.
until 4 p.m. at Central Park in Fernandina
Beach. This event is sponsored by the "
Nassau County Democratic Party to inform
voters about the upcoming local, state mnd
federal elections.
All candidates that have filed to run in
Nassau County'races have been invited to
attend.. A barbecue lunch will be served for
$10 per person, children under 10 eat free.
There will be live entertainment by saxophon-
ist Gabriel Arnold.
For more information, email info@nas-
saudems.org. voterspicnic@gmail.com or call
GOP executive committee
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Executive Committee will hold its monthly
meeting al 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at the
County Building, 86026 Pages Dairy Road
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County OKs larger signs

The Nassau County Com-
mission approved unanimously
Monday a measure relaxing
signage regulations for some
properties located near 1-95 and
along A1A.
County staff told the board
it would eliminate a competi-
tive advantage existing busi-
nesses, whose signs in some
cases violate county laws, hold
over new ones.
Under the changes,, signage
restrictions would ease for prop-
erties within 3,000 feet east of I-
95, and 300 feet west of the
interstate's western ramps, and
those'falling within 1,000 feet of
either side of State Road 200.
'"This is the second and final
hearing on the revised signage
regulations for the commercial
highway area 3,000 feet east of
Interstate 95 and State Road
200," said Peter King, county
interim growth management
"The specifics of the change
are that we will now allow a sign

of up to 25 feet and 150 square
foot of surface area. We will
also allow pole signs within that
3,000 foot exception area with-
in the commercial highway
tourist area."
Commission Chair Stacy
Johnson, who said residents
shared concerns that the
relaxed rules may invite tow-
ering signs visible from the
highway, asked King to clarify
what he meant by "pole signs."
King confirmed the signs
would riot be any larger than'
ones already in existence.
"'he signs that are out there
now the Burger King sign,
the Flash Foods sign they're
all approximately 25 feet in
height," he said. "This will be
no more visible from the high-
way than those signs. And by
pole, that simply refers to the
structure that holds the sign
Former county attorney
Mike Mullin again downplayed
concerns that the change in law
would invite monstrous signs
in the vein of those in Georgia.
King and Commissioner

Danny Leeper told the board
residents had phoned them
with concerns over the pro-
posed changes, but none both-
ered to show for the public
hearings on them.
Under the new law, busi-
nesses whose existing signs do
not conform to the new stan-
dards would be allowed to keep
However, if a business name
or single-tenant sign changed,
it would be governed under the
new rules. The same holds true
if a non-residential building
remains unoccupied longer
than 12 months, if a sign is
destroyed or is damaged to the
extent that its repair costs
exceed 50 percent of the cost to
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meeting asked the planning
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Monday in favor of a measure
amending the definitions of bor-
row pits and mines.
Commissioners agreed to
allow borrow pits, or dig sites
where fill materials gravel,
sand, soil are unearthed for
construction projects, on coun-
ty land falling with the Open
Rural zoning district.
County Interim Growth
Management Director Peter
King has said the change in law
aims to protect the county while
distinguishing between borrow
pits and mines. Under the new
law, those pits will no longer be
limited to depths of 20 feet.
"It eliminates the 20-foot
rule," he said. "It allows bor-
row pits in the Open Rural dis-
trict by right. This also dove-
tails with the Comprehensive
Plan amendment that the board
recently voted to transmit to
the state, which also eliminated
the 20-foot rule."
Former county attorney
Mike Mullin, representing "all

the people involved in this par-
ticular" issue, told the board
,the ordinance was a "great
, product that, accomplishes
"It's more restrictive on min-
ing itself, but yet brings us into
the 20th century on borrow pits
and ties it to the (St. Johns River
Water Management District)
permitting, and they're the
,experts in that regard," said
Commissioner Barry
Holloway, who said he's been
involved with the borrow pit
changes for roughly six years,
said the measure is business-
"It will allow us to do things
in the county that for the past I
don't know how many years
we've had to go outside the
county to do," he said.
The Planning & Zoning
Board previously took the pro-

posed law changes before a
public hearing March 20 and
subsequently recommended
that commissioners approve the
Mullin previously said the
Planning & Zoning Board
hosted Dave Miracle from the
St. Johns River Water
Management District, who
"addressed all the factual issues
dealing with this type of thing
and did a very good job of doing
The new law also redefines
ponds and mines, establishing
procedures and regulations for
those kinds of projects as well.
Ponds and borrow pits con-
structed prior to the new law
would not be .-ujbii,.'il t, it' p,..
visions, lest'ti_-, b, cihaing(i.
or expanded after its introduc-
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Like father,

like son
While I was busy here at the News-Leader
covering my beat as the features reporter,
my son Robert Crandall was receiving the
2012 Mary Rowena Perrin Memorial
Humanities Award in ceremonies held at St.
Petersburg College in Clearwater on April
In presenting the award, IProfessor
Robert Watts said, "Here is a scholar whose
intelligence, quest for knowledge, whose
discipline and focus have come together as a
finely tuned wisdom in a young mind. His
writing and speaking are
il-11Id with evidence of '
i pt- paration and analytical
i ilititght Mr. Crandall not
on Iv knows what critical
'..thin king is, he practices it
Sa n excellent habit.
. ItFtil thermore, he uses his
m,'- :1 y)gifts:to.assist i ,,i 0 :i
A. -.. ,,,,- ..rimates.",, ,
NEWS- Professor Watts also
ROOM shared one of the ways *
Robert helped his class-
VIEWS mates with a technology
.-.-- problem.
HeatherA "While we struggled
HeatherA with accessing the library's
Perry videos online, Mr. Crandall
Snot only discovered the
way around the problem for himself but he
also developed a video to instruct his class-
mates in doing the same. While we were fix-
ing the problem, Mr. Crandall was doing his
part in the meantime to alleviate it. Good for
you, sir!."
I think it's an interesting coincidence that
my son's father, Richard, received the same
award along with his AA degree with honors
in mass communications from St. Pete
Junior College, spring 1983, just one year
before Robert was born.
I'm glad he was able to be there, along
with his lovely wife Joy, to support our son
and share in the kudos of his professor and
fellow students.
Robert's future educational pursuits
include going forward with studies in
humanities, especially, philosophy and world
religion, at the University of Central Florida.
I I may not always be able to attend every
ceremony for subsequent awards, but you
can bet when graduation day rolls around,
I'll be there applauding like the proud mom I
Heather A. Perry is a reporter at the News-


Nassau County Commissioners:
Danny Leeper, District 1-Fernandina Beach,
261-8029 (h), 430-3868 (cel),
email: dleeper@nassaucountyfl.com
Steve Kelley, District 2-Amelia Island,
Nassauville, O'Neil, 277-3948 (h), 556-0241 (cell),
email: skelley@nassaucountyfl.com
Stacy Johnson, District 3-Yulee, 583-2746
(cell), email: sjohnson@nassaucountyfl.com
Barry Holloway, District 4- Hilliard, Bryceville;
Boulogne, 879-3230 (h), 753-1072 (cell), email:
Walter J. Boatright, District 5-Callahan,
879-2564 (h), 753-0141 (cell),
email: wboatright@nassaucountyfl.com

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Sidewalks do

I'm writing in response to recent letters
about the Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS)
project near Emma Love Hardee
SElementary School. Since 2005 the
National Safe Routes to Schools program has
helped over 10,000 communities improve
infrastructure and conduct safety programs to
encourage walking and biking to schools. The
program's goals are numerous and include
reduced vehicle traffic near schools and
increased exercise for students.
Infrastructure improvements such as side-
walks are targeted to address high-risk areas
where lack of sidewalks and crosswalks, traffic
volume and traffic speeds create unsafe condi-
tions'for children. Federal funding is provided
through competitive grants with no local
matching funds required. Once built, these
sidewalks are not just for students but are
available for the entire community.
Additionally, the Comprehensive Plans for
Fernandina Beach and Nassau County envi-
sion and encourage more sidewalks and set
standards and goals for their construction.
Over the past two years city and county com-
missions and the Nassau County School
District have supported, endorsed and
approved two SRTS infrastructure projects
with an estimated cost avoidance for local gov-
ernment of approximately $400,000.
The primary route for two of the sidewalks
of concern runs east/west between South 14th
Street and Will Hardee Road and will parallel'
Robin Hood Drive and Canterbury Lane. This
route was selected after an evaluation of stu-
dent residence locations, traffic patter n' and
recommendations of parents, teachers, school
district staff, local law enforcement and the
Florida Department of Transportation
(FDO'). This route will connect with existing
north/south sidewalks along Will Hardee and
South 14th thus extending the effective
"reach" of the new half-mile of sidewalks to
many more school households. Construction
will start in June, once school, is out.
Recent letters to the editor have asserted
that sidewalks do not improve safety. I don't
agree. Nearly 4,500 pedestrians are killed
nationwide each year while walking in roads
and many of them are children. Research com-
missioned for the FDOT and published 'in.
2005 found thaf'in Florida the crash reduction
factor resulting from the installationof side-
walks averaged 74 percent. Similar research in
North Carolina determined the likelihood of a
vehicle-pedestrian crash on a road with a
paved sidewalk was 88.2 percent lower than
one without a sidewalk. Sidewalks do improve
pedestrian safety.
A recent letter stated that the sidewalk
along Canterbury Lane would encroach onto
residents' yards. Not exactly. The six-foot-wide

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HaUllrhan replies
It is a serious matter to accuse
someone of breaking the law,. at
least serious enough to solicit their
comment or input before going with
a story making such an accusation
("County to JEA: let's talk," May 2).
Here are some facts you would have
learned if you had called me.
The county's preliminary
inquiry about water and wastewater
services was not a request for pro-'
posals, but rather a request for pre-
liminary statements of interest
(RFI/REI). The county in fact did.
receive one such request, from
FGUA. It is therefore incorrect to
state that the county "failed to
attract suitors."
(County Planning & Zoning
Board Chair) Tom Ford did not go
to the meeting with (Tallahassee
attorney) Brian Armstrong.
While I have the greatest respect
for the First Amendment Founda-
tion, their reputation is that of an
advocacy group, whose statements
often reflect not the actual status of
the law, but rather what they wish
the law to be. The question of
whether a (Sunshine Law) violation
occurred is not based on what the
Planning & Zoning Board did in the
past, but rather what role it could
reasonably be expected to play in
the future. Because they would not
have a role in selecting a consultant,
,negotiating with JEA or other poten-
tial providers, it is not a violation of
the Sunshine Law for two of them to
meet together on this topic.
David A. Hallman
Nassau County Attorney

Day of Prayer

On April 26 a dear friend and I,
along with many other members
of Memorial United Methodist
Church M & M's, left our monthly
dinner for Mature Methodists early.
We cut our planned meeting short
to go to the beautiful First Baptist
Church on Eighth Street to the
National Day of Prayer service.
Arriving in pur car after all of
the close to door parking places
were taken a gentleman wearing
a red, white and blue tie came out
the front door and told us to park in.
the grass at the front door, which we
did! How touched we were at this
radical hospitality we were shown,
which had to be the hand of God!
,Although I had wanted to attend
other events at this church in past
years, I had not been able to do so.
The First Baptist Church is a
per fect place for such a tremendous
ceremony as this event was! My
first impression was that we would
never be allowed to sit close to the
front because of all of the officers,
Scouts and special guests. I was
wrong. My friend said that she
needed to sit not further than six
rows front (he fIront in order to hear.

improve safety

-extenuating circumstances. Having safe alter-
natives such as sidewalks would be another
sidewalks along Robin factor in the school district's annual review of
'ive, Canterbury Lane bus schedules or routes, but neither: the SRTS
program nor the FDOT will require elimina-
Drive will be a big step tion ofany routes.
ze right direction. A recent letter writer concludes that stu-
i irection. dents attending Emma L6ve Hardee
Elementary School are too young to walk to
school. The maturity of individual students
e built entirely within the exist- varies and their parents will make the decision
e city (public) right-of-way and to allow them to walk or ride to school alone
lerty will be taken. Designers or not. There are also other options to walking
impact for local residents on alone. For example, if you live a few blocks
ne and have minimized the from school and have a sidewalk available you
ing used for this sidewalk by could arrange for your child to.walk with older
;ctly adjacent to the curb, rather students or you could choose to walk with
an additional setback, even your child to school rather than drive. Small
r six feet of city right-of-way is groups of students with adult supervision
walking together are referred to as a "walking
over the years residents have school bus." This technique is used daily at
ments within the public right of Southside Elementary for even younger stu-
have to be relocated or dents moving between the Boys & Girls Club
ke way for the sidewalk. The and the school. Today students are walking
n, including, mailbox placement, aid riding bicycles in the road to and from
al, state and local codes and Emma Love School. Adding sidewalks and
property owners along the route other safety features along recognized travel
ectly affected were formally corridors like Canterbury Lane will give par-
ers from the city of Fernandina ents safer options.
bury Lane) or Nassau County A letter writer has said federal guidelines
rive and Susan Drive) in prohibit using SRTS funds to pay for cros-
sing guards. That is true. This is the responsi-
rs have predicted that the side- ability of local government and grant funds can-
icked with trashcans, yard not be applied to that recurring activity.
containers and parked cars, Currently one crossing guard for Emma Love
e sidewalk unsafe for use. I School is funded by the Nassau County
)uld happen if residents are not Sheriff's Office and the duty location is based
pedestrians who use the side- on traffic conditions and risk to children.
their own neighbors). But SRTS funds will pay for all road markings, sig-
letter writers have also indicat- nage and high-visibility crosswalks. One of the
for pedestrian/student safety, I high-visibility crosswalks will be installed'
operty owners will not con- across Will Hardee Road, where there is
an occurrence and will place already a four-way stop, to connect with.the
safer locations. existing sidewalk on the east side of the road.
er has asserted that if side- This sidewalk project will not cross South 14th
"courtesy" busing will likely Street as the existing sidewalk on South 14th
dents living within two miles of Street is on the west side of the road and the
rdee Elementary School. Two sidewalk along Robin Hood Drive will connect
hool is the maximum distance directly.
SRTS infrastructure projects I agree with the writers that there are
d. A two-mile radius is also rec- numerous traffic issues in the Lakewood
state of Florida as the mini- neighborhood. Installing sidewalks along
o a school to establish regular Robin Hood Drive, Canterbury Lane and
*e in Nassau County, our school Susan Drive will be a big step in the right
blished one mile as the mini- direction for our community. It will improve
or regular busing for elemen- safety for pedestrians and it will be done at no
students and "courtesy" bus- cost to local taxpayers. I commend the mayor
orized for elementary students and the city commission for recently reaffirm-
an one mile from their school. ing their sponsorship for this joint city-county-
rict retains full flexibility to school district project.
sy" bus routes at their discre- Mike Pikula is a Safe Routes to Schools vol-
ation of student safety and unteer in Fernandina Beach.


We were allowed to do exactly this
and with no problem whatsoever.
We were so impressed to see
the members of the National Honor
Society at FBHS handing out our
programs. I was' immediately
impressed to see Abraham Lincoln's
picture on the front of our program
and a quote fromhim about our
nation.being on the Lord's side
along with other scripture on the
front of the lovely program.
We were touched to see an
insert of all of our leaders from our
own Supervisor-of Elections Vicki
Cannon to our U.S. President
Barack Obama and 25 other leaders
between those two names listed as
The musical selections were
awesome and being able to follow
along with the words on the walls
above was so wonderful!
From the opening prayer and
welcome to the Benediction and
Benediction Song one could not
help being touched and inspired!
The keynote address was given
by Col. Edward Northrop and the
humor injected added so very much
to this extraordinary address! He
used his cell phone ringing to inter-
ject President John E Kennedy's
going to Paris, France with Jackie
Kennedy, making a joke saying his
cell phone never rings; rather his
wife's cell phone is the one which
usually rings. He mentioned
President Kennedy's saying; "I am
accompanying Jackie Kennedy to
Paris!" Historians, of course, remem-
ber that because of her fluent
French, that this was a big hit back
when they went to Paris when he

was president of the United States.
When the presentation of the col-
ors, the armed services flag bearers,
the Scout troops and band and
choirs sang, chills went up my spine.
I was so pleased that when a gen-
tleman took a picture of my friend
and me sitting in this magnificent
sanctuary, that he included some
Boy Scouts in the picture behind
How proud the parents and
teachers must be to have seen this
amazing ceremony performed ,so
beautifully! Since both of my boys
were members of the Boy Scouts
of America as well as my daughter
being a member of the Girl Scouts
- I was remembering other impres-
sive, touching ceremonies but not
one like this National Day of Prayer
involving so many people from so
many different schools, branches
of the service, and other officials!
Our community is blessed and we
are so proud to be a part of it!
I saw people from my own
Memorial United Methodist Church
playing in the band! I feel sure that
all churches were represented!
My prayer is that all'who partic-
ipated know how much we appreci-
ate the opportunity to enjoy this
National Day of Prayer service. I
truly believe there will be standing
room only next year! Thank you to
each person who helped make this
awesome event happen! May you
be blessed as you have been a bless-
ing to so many people in our com-
munity! Chills went up our spines to
see all of these people perform to
such precision! To God be the
Glory! When I heard the event coor-

dinator say, "Blessed is the Nation
whose God is the Lord," chills went
up my spine! I khew I was supposed
to be there that night Thursday,
April 26, 2012! I knew this was the
day which the Lord hath made and
I have never been more touched or
felt more blessed! Thank you!
Love in Christ Jesus!
Janie Wilkins
Fernandina Beach

credit sdue
In two recent issues of the News-
Leader there were articles about
the collection of political memora-
bilia being displayed at the Amelia
Island History Museum. I found it
disturbing that in neither of the arti-
cles was the owner of the collec-
tion mentioned. In fact, in one of
the articles the News-Leader (a non-
political newspaper) chose to high-
light a politician who is running for
office who attended the opening.
I know the owner, Jack Delaney.
Jack was born in Fernandina, went
to school here, married and reared
his children here. He has been an
outstanding member of this com-
munity and deserves recognition.
Why was there not an article about
the man who collected the won-
derful items?
U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw
donated a couple of campaign but-
tons and a G. Bush commemora-
tive watch to Mr. Delaney's collec-
tion. Maybe the picture should have
shown that presentation.
Carla Voisard




More than 100 people participated directly in the National Day of Prayer service as members of the 50-voice
choir comprising singers from several churches, the New Horizons Band, the Color Guard, as ushers and greeters
and as people who offered the prayers.

Hundreds attend Day of Prayer locally

Approximately 550 citizens
gathered April 26 to pray for
the nation, to honor and pray
for our veterans and military
personnel, to pray for wisdom
for local and national elected
officials, and to hear a chal-
lenging keynote address
delivered by Chaplain Col.
Edward Northrop, U.S. Army,
The 22nd annual obser-
vance of the National Day of
Prayer in our community was
held at .the First Baptist
Church, which offered its wor-
ship center again this year.
More than 100 persons partic-
ipated directly in the service
as members of the 50-voice
choir comprising singers from
several churches, the New
Horizons Band, the Color
Guard, as ushers and greeters,
and as people who offered the
The choir was prepared and
directed by Pam Helton, min-
ister of music at Amelia Baptist
Church; Amy Scott is the
Nassau, Community Band
director. Steve Buchanan, wor-
ship pastor at the Frist Baptist
Church, provided logistics and
technical support and offered
the benediction.
The event was coordinated
this year by Norm Purdue and
a team of volunteers who are
members of various churches
in the area.
"The local NDP team seeks
to create an interdenomina-
tional service which has people
praying for 'ur nai.i and its .
leaders all across the nation,"
said Allen Lennon, who helped
design the program, select the
music and recruit the Color

National Day of Prayer participants, front row, from left, included organizer Norm
Purdue, keynote speaker Chaplain Col. Edward Northrop, U.S. Army, Ret., Maj.
Gen. Mary Ann Krusa-Dossin, U.S. Marines, Ret., and Larry Williams, legislative
aide to state Rep. Janet Adkins. Back row are organizers Allen and Sharon Lennon
and Willie Brunetti, minister of administration at Amelia Baptist Church and chap-
lain to the Nassau County Sheriff's Office.

"Our goal was to have mbre
young people involved in NDP
this year," said Lennon. "We
were gratified that the Air
Force JROTC Color Guard
from West Nassau High
School, led by CMS Ed Spiezio,
presented the colors and Boy
Scouts from Troops 701 and
89 brought in the Armed
Service flags as we recognized
and honored our'veterans."
Members of Explorer Post 750
also attended, and students
from the [BIHS N:,ii. ,rn.i. Ii '..i"
Society served as ushers.
Northrop, chaplain to the
Special Operations Command
at MacDill AFB, brought the
keynote message. Northrop

focused on the theme,
"Blessed is the nation whose
God is the Lord," using the life
of Daniel in the court of
Nebuchadnezzar to show how
through Daniel's faith and wit-
ness, Nebuchadnezzar
acknowledged that the God of
Israel was indeed the true God.
Three prayers were offered
by community leaders:
Major General Mary Ann
Krusa-Dossin, U.S. Marines,
Ret., prayed for our active duty
'il ii i .i i . .i 1 il -. , I l ..r
Willie Brunetti, minister of
administration at Amelia
Baptist Church and chaplain
to the Nassau County Sheriff's

Office, prayed for first respon-
ders, police and firefighters.
Larry Williams, legislative
aide to Florida Rep. Janet
Adkins, prayed for local, state
and national governments and
our schools.
The choir performed each
song of the five armed servic-
es, The Stars and Stripes
Forever, God Bless America
anql the Battle Hymn of the
Republic in addition to leading
the ..,liiii.i1 hymn singing.
"'he N' -.'i i.. mbunityBand'
provided stirring patriotic
music before and after the
service as well as accompany-
ing the choir in the 'To Honor
America" segment.


Life-changing art
"Change Your Life Through
Consciousness, Compassion and
Creativity" with instructor Martha
Bennett, MA will be held Mondays,
June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 2 from
7-9 p.m. at the Island Art Association
Education Center, 18 N. Second St.
In this series of experiential classes
students will learn to be present, to find
their compassion, how to be compas-
sionate to themselves and the creative
process through which they can change
their life.
Bennett has more that 25 years'
combined experience as a psychothera-
pist arid an educator. She received
her MA in psychology from the
University of West Georgia and is
certified by the Hakomi Institute in
Boulder, Colo. as a Body-Centered
Psychotherapist. She is also atcertified
Open-Focus trainer. She teaches at UNF
in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Cost i' $100. Contact Bennett at 557-
5951 to register or for information. Class
size limited to 12.

Jekyll Island show
"Fusion," the collaborative brainchild
of creative photographer Ann Kemp and
fused glass and mosaic artist Denise
Murphy, both of Fernandina Beach, is
on view through May 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, Jekyll
Island, Ga. For information call the
gallery at (912) 635-3920

The Plantation Artists' Guild &
Gallery, 94 Amelia Village Circle, pres-
ents an exhibit of art celebrating the Isle
of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival through
May 12. The gallery is open Wednesday
through Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.,
Call the gallery at 432-1750.
Island Artevents
May events at the Island Art
Association Education Center, 18 N.
Second St., include:
Portrait Workshop, 7-9 p.m., May

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Free children's classes, May 26,
signup required, call the gallery at 261-
7020. Sharon Haffey, instructor.
Children' Art, 6-9 years, 10-11
a:m. or 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (two ses-
sions); Middle School Art, 10-13 years,
1-2:15 p.m. Art supplies donated by the
Woodstock Foundatin of Jacksonville
and the Plantation Ladies Association.
Sketching & Journaling, Kaytee
Esser, instructor, May 9, 10, 11, 8:30
a.m.-12:30 p.m. Contact Kaytee, (843)
476-9059 or Kaytee@KayteeEsser.com.
Fundamentals of Photography with
Michael Spicer, May 29-30, 9:30 a.m.-
noon. Contact Spicer at 491-8658 or
Learn How to Sculpt Animals &
People-Workshop 1, with
Charles"Chuck" Oldham, 1:30-4:40 p.ni.
June 2. Contact Oldham at 432-8398 or

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0 Dixie
Fulmer- I
Manning of
Beach was
awarded a doc-
torate of physi-
cal therapy
from the Manning
University of
St Augustine for Health
Sciences during commence-
ment exercises April 13.
Manning is employed with
the Nassau County School
Board and is also affiliated
with Heartland Rehabilitation
While at the university,
Manning participated in
online post-graduate courses
and on-site seminar and lab
sessions to obtain her degree.
A graduate of the Medical
College of Georgia, :r.'i ni rng '
is active in numerous outdoor
activities, including hunting,
fishing and watching her sons
play baseball.
Manning and her husband
Mark have two sons, Bradley
and Brendan. She is the.
daughter of Dorine and the
late Judson Fulmer of Hilliard.

Amber DeBrule, the
2009 Fernandina Beach High
School valedictorian, graduat-
ed magna cum laude ir''in
Florida State University on
April 28, 2012, with a bachelor
of science degree in political
In the fall, DeBrule will
attend law school at M.-'i r
School of Law in Ma,.:.rn, G a
Based on her-previous aca-
demic excellence, Mercer,
'School of Law awarded
DeBrule a full academic

Tyler Stubbs'of Fernan-
dina Beach, a Mason Law stu-
dent and Alternative Dispute
Resolution Society member,
has returned from the Willem
C. Vis International Arbitra-
tion Moot held annually in.
Viennia, Austria.
The George Mason Uni-
versity team made it to the top
16 out of 281 teams represent-
ing nearly. 70 different coun-
tries, ultimately losing in the
Sound .f 1,- I... :1 -i-rn.L. I '
' fr 6f H:r v.ii ..I L:,i'Y .; hh. ..1, ,in
eventual semifinalist. Teams
argued before diverse.tri-
bunals made up of 650
lawyers and professors from
around the world.
After defeating ILS Law
School from India in,the
round of 64, the Mason team
squared off against George-
town in the round of 32. On

the strength of brilliant argu-
ments from Stubbs and team-.
mate Eric Liberman, the team
advanced to round 16, becom-
ing one of just three Ameri-
can schools to advance to the
"Sweet 16" from among the 52
schools that participated.
Stubbs' arguments from the
general rounds earned him an
honorable mention for best
individual oralist.
This was the first lime
Mason Law sent students to
the prestigious "Vis Moot,"
which was held March 29
through April 5 for the 19th
time in Vienna.
Considered to be the
world's premier international
commercial law moot court,
the Vis Moot involves an arbi-
tration If a contract of sale
between two parties in coun-
tries that are parties to the
United Nations Convention on
Contracts for the Interna-tion-
al Sale of Goods. This moot
provides experience in com-
mercial litigation and arbitra-
tion skills and provides an
opportunity for students to
develop commercial law
expertise through application
to a concrete problem of a
client. The research for this
moot begins in the fall semes-
ter and continues through the
spring, at which time two
competition memoranda are
due. A separate sister compe-
tition is held annually in Hong
Stubbs is the son of Sieve
and Mary Stubbs of Fernan-
1,dina Beach. He is a 2004 grad-
uate of Fernandina Beach
High School. He will receive
his law degree from George
Mason on May 19, 2012.

Peter Dutilly, son of Mr.
aAd Mrs. Ronald Dutilly of
Yulee, will graduate May 5,
2012, from Jacksonville
University with a double
major in music composition
and performance.
Over the years as an
undergraduate, Dutilly has
received the Delius Award for
Outstanding Accomplishment
in the area of music composi-
tion, the JU Service to the
Institution Award and made
the dean's list. :.;' .. ,,i :'
Dutilly was the director of
the Amelia Arts Academy
String Ensemble for several
seasons while finishing up his
undergraduate work.
He has been awarded an
assistantship to the Florida
State University Masters
Program, where he will per-
form with the Eppes String


Tyler and Brittney inches in length.
Clukey of St. Marys, Ga., Paternal grandparents are
announce the birth of a Tracy Sudduth of Monroe,
daughter, Makenna Kay, born Mich'., and Robert Clukey Jr.
at 12:36 p.m. March 22, 2012, of Orlando. The maternal
in Fernandina Beach. The grandparents are Patand
baby weighed 5 pounds 13 Kristie Harris of Monroe,
ounces and measured 19 Mich.


Navy Cmdr. Timothy V.-
Parker, whose wife, Heather,
is the daughter of Faith I.
Haselberger of Yulee and
Donald Tracy, of Preston,
Conn., recently assumed the
duties as Patrol Squadron
TEN's Commanding Officer
during its change-of-command
ceremony held at Naval Air
Station Jacksonville.
Parker relieved Cmdr.
Andrew Miller and became
the 76th Commanding Officer
of the Red Lancers. Also
known as VP-10, the Red Lan-
cers are currently executing
the Inter-deployment readi-
ness cycle, which is a 12-
month training and readiness
period in preparation for
deployment. Patrol Squadron
TEN will deploy in support of
South American and East
Asian operations this year. .
Patrol Squadron TEN's pri-
mary mission is anti-subma-
rine warfare. The squa-dron's
crews are trained to search,
localize, track and ultimately
attack hostile die-sel or
nuclear powered sub-
marines.Visit www.navy.mil,
www. facebook.com/usnavy
or www.twitter.com/usnavy.

M Air Force Airman Brent
L. Constantine graduated
from basic military training at
Lackland Air Force Base, San
Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an
intensive, eight-week program
that included training in mili-
tary discipline and studies, Air
Force core values, physical fit-
ness and basic warfare princi-
ples and skills. Airmen who
complete basic training earn

four credits toward an associ-
ate in applied science degree
through the Community
College of the Air Force.
Constantine is the son of
John Constantine of Deals
Circle North, Woodbine, Ga.
He is a 2008.graduate of Yulee
High School.

Navy Seaman Recruit
Brandon L. Keeton, son of
Anna M. and Gary W. Keeton
of Yulee, was recently promot-
ed to his current rank upon
graduation from recruit train-
ing at Recruit Training
Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Keeton received the early
promotion for outstanding
performance during all phas-
es of the training cycle.
Training which included class-
room study and practical
instruction on naval customs,
first aid, firefighting, water
.safety and survival and ship-
board and aircraft safety. An
emphasis was also placed on
physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations," an
exercise that gives recruits
the skills and confidence they
need to succeed in the fleet.
"Battle Stations" is
designed to galvanize the
basic warrior attributes of sac-
rifice, dedication, teamwork
and endurance in each recruit
through the practical applica-
tion of basic Navy skills and
the core values of honor,
courage and commitment. Its
distinctly "Navy" flavor was
designed to take into account
what it means to be a sailor.
Keeton is a 2011 graduate
of Yulee High School.




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The third annual
Gospel Extravaganza was
held April 21 at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church in
Fernandina Beach. The
interdenominational event
is designed to bring unity
to the community and fea-
tured a variety of praise
and worship choirs,
singers, dancers and,
Counter clockwise,
from top left, Bryan
Tomlinson, the Trumpeter
for Christ, belts out a
heartfelt rendition of
Amazing Grace.
Pastor Carlos Serrano
was one of seven pastors
participating in the extrav-
Executive director of
the event Brother
Jeremiah Mitchell listens
as Mayor Arlene Filkoff
reads a proclamation des-
ignating April 21 as
Gospel Extravaganza Day
in Fernandina Beach.
Singers and musicians
from La Tierra Prometida
perform lively Spanish
gospel music.
The Edward Waters
Concert Choir wows the
crowd with energetic,
uplifting songs.


Barbecue dinners
Miracle FI.i, Church of God,
87688 Roses Bluff Road, Yulee, will
sponsor dinner sales on May 5 start-
ing at 10 a.m. The menu will' include
barbecue rib and chicken dinners,
pulled pork sandwiches and seafood
gumbo. For more information call

Salvation Army Hope House
ini'. 1i: Il, community to join it as
Maj. Marge Strommer, The Salvation
Army's Chaplain in Northeast
Florida, shares the Gospel on May 8.
Worship begins at noon at 410 S.
Ninth St., on the corner of Ninth and
Date streets.

Seeker Group
. The Seeker Group presents con-
versation and practice using
Episcopal Priest Cynthia

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community is welcome to join the
group on Thursdays, May 10 and 17
from 10-11:30 a.m. Call Joyce Aldrich
and leave message at 277-0954.

Catholic men
On May 19, hundreds 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 begin-
ning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m.
at the Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel,
1515 Prudential Drive in
Honorary chair is Jacksonville
Sheriff John Rutherford, who also
will be honored by Bishop Felipe J.
Estevez for being a strong Catholic
leader in the community. The confer-
ence will include Mass with Est6vez
as the main celebrant, prayer and

reconciliation. Cost is $40 ($50 after
May 6) and includes lunch and park-
ing. To register, call (904) 308-7474
or register online at www.florida-

Shabbat services
The Jewish Community of Amelia
Island/Nassau will hold Shabbat
services on May 25 at a private home
.on Amelia Island. Plan to arrive at 6
p.m. for salads and challah prior to
services starting at 7 p.m. Dessert
will follow. The hosts keep a Kosher
home, so they will provide all of the
food. Call 310-6060 or email
deb203@aol.com to RSVP and for
the location.

Free dinner
Springhill Baptist Church will
serve meals,for individuals and fami-
lies in need in the area on Thursday,
May 24 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the
church, 941017 Old Nassauville

Road. Meals are served on the
fourthli Thursday of each :,'.r- hT e-,1
church also delivers meals to those
who cannot come. For information
call Robyn Stuckey at 583-3280.
Unity services
The Rev. Betty Sikking of the
Unity Spiritual Enrichment Center of
Jacksonville will hold a class/service'
at the Board of Realtors building, 910
South 14th St., Fernandina Beach, at
7 p.m. the last Wednesday of each
month 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 and
Thursday from 2-4 p.m. For more

information call 225-5128.
Donations needed
Harbor Shores Ministries is a
nonprofit organization that reaches-
out to needy families in the local
community. It accepts tax-deductible
donations 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 individuals and their family mem-
bers who are dealing with addictions,
compulsions, past hurts and poten-
tially destructive behaviors. Call 261-

Sunday School ............................. 9:30 am
Sunday W orship ..........................10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA..:...................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study .............6:30 pm
Postor:Bud Long
941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL32034

This space available.
Call one of our
AD-visors to help you
reserve this space for
your upcoming events
or weekly services.
Call 261-3696 and
ask for Candy, Christy
or David.


Traditional FamilyWorhlip.......830eam & 11am
ConteomporaryWorsmip ...9:45am in Maxwell Hall
Youth Breakeway.........9:45am in Youth Center
SundaySchool forallfages.......9:45am& 11tam
Wednesday Dinner (Aug-May)..... 5:15pm-630pm

In the heart of
9 N. 6'" Street
Bruce Lancaster
Senior Pastor
Worship 8:30 & 11am
Sunday School 9:50am
t Nursery
D Children
Youth Adults,

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worslhip Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30prin
Preschool and Children Activities
Corner of Bucanecr Tr. & Gerbing Road, Fcmandina Bclh
For More Information Call: 261-9527

Ted Schroder, Pt-tsror
Sunday Wordrip: 9:15 & 11:15 amn
Allare Welcome
36 Bowman Road, 277-4414
O(ff A IA au enilranece to Oiniti lesirn(
Ameslia Island Planitlli
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Rev. Jose Kallukalam

. Saturday Vigil Mass -4 om& 5:30 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses 8am 10am- 12 noon
Daily Mass- 8:30am Men., Wed,, Thurs & Fri.
6 pm Tuesday
Holy Day Masses Vigjl 6:00 pm; Holy Day 8:30 am
Confessions: Saturday 3:00pm 3:45 pm or by appt
Telephone Numbers:
Parish Office: 904-251-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number: 904-277-6566

Living Waters
Contemporary Worship
SAT .. .6:00 pm
.4 SUN .9:30 am
WED ..7:00pm
Youth, Nursery
& Childrens'Ministries
.S..... ... 321-2117
On AA 1 mile westolt Amelia Island
Join us LIVE on the Web Sunday

New Vision
Congrega iional
Church. UCC
\\DI ship StilndJ\'-
.dl 11) 1 ) .11a
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Innovaltive Style, Contemporary MusiA,
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KidKredlble Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
| Connect#g wit/h C5 i...
Connecting with People.


1 Pleasejoin 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 he in the
Heart of All People
Sunday Vewr Members Clhss 9 ..
Sundaev School 9:100 .m.
ArllriSg tl'orallp 10;:30 a.,. y,'11' Suntda y
Iriednesdty Na,,n-adh -'rPyer
Wednesday Mid-wek Srvic'e 7-9 p.m.Minishties:
a & 'mIt Couphls Ss'nghs. 'otrh

(= thebridge
family worship center
Sunday Service . ..10:30 am
Bible Study . ..... .9:30 am
Wednesday Service... 7:00 pm
85031 Landover Drive
Yulee, FI


Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15 am and 11:00 am
Sunday Everdning 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeooting 6:30 pmr
SWednesday Teem Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age
Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All
85971 Harts Rd., West 904.225.5128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225*0809

OSunday School. ............ 9:4SA.M.
Worship Service: ............ 10:55A.M.
Discipleship Training ......... 6:OORM.
Evening Worship ............ 6:OOP.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper... 6:;OP.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ..... 7:OOP.M.
736 Bonnleview Road (across from adle Rd.)
904-261-461S (church office)
Nursery provided

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

96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Sunday Morning Worship Service 10'30 am
Sunday School 9"15 am
Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 pm
AWANA Sunday 5'00 7'00 pm
Wednesday Service 7:00 pm
Nursery Provided

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes You!'
Located at the corner
of 8th &Atlantlc
7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist \
8:15 a.m. Breakfast Burns Halli
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
11;00 a.m. Service
6 p.m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE' 2nd Sunday


5 Points Baptist Church
Every Wednesday Night
From 6:30pm 8:00pm
Ages: 8a-12z Grades


Sunday Services
Sunday Holy Communion 8:00 &10:00 am
5th Sunday Morning Prayer- 10:00 am
Sunday Children's Bible Class -10:00 am
Wednesday Holy Communion -12:15 pm
Rev. Michael Bowhay, Rector
1830 Lake hark Dr. (Amelia Park acms from YMNCA))
904-191-6082e em v llrllolyl h il gliecanlOrg
We use tite lutrg fro itlel 1928 Book of Comtno0 iPrnpr

Community Baptist
85326 Winona Bayview Road
Yulee, FL
Bro. Harlford Peoples, Pastor
Sunday School ....... 9:45 am
Morning Worship .. .11:00 am
Evening Worship ...... 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer .....16:00 pm
Bible Study-Thursdays... 10:00 am
"Ser'inq the Lord With Gladniess"

-. Worship this week

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FRIDAY, MAY 4,2012


'Match for

a Cure' set

for Sunday
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. Sun-
clay, 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 Harkelroad
against Wilander and Austin
with Evert officiating the
match in the umpire's chair
all while supporting the
March of Dimes and the
Miracle Match Foundation.
The event also features an
"Ultimate Miracle Match,"
placing Martin against
Miracle Match Foundation
founder, leukemia survivor
and tennis professional, Bill
Additional attractions
include beginner and:
advanced clinics with the ten-
nis greats from noon 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
onlifle at www.ticketmaster.
com. All general admission
seats are $45, courtside seats
are $65 and courtside VIP
tickets, including courtside
seats and admission to a pre-.
match cocktail reception with
players, are $150.
For information on the
event, visit www.mira-
clematchfoundation. com. For
information on the Omni
Amelia Island Plantation, call
(800) The-Omni or visit
www.omniamelia islandplan-


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Spring football kicked off Tuesday. The
Fernandina Beach High School Pirates
took to the field Wednes-day, preparing
for the May 25 spring jamboree. The
Pirates are hosting. The Yulee Hornets
will play at West Nassau May 24.


The Yulee High School girls softball team was eliminated April 27 from the playoffs after losing 7-4 to the host West Nassau Lady
Warriors in the Region 1-4A semifinal. West Nassau advanced to the regional championship, where they lost 1-0 Tuesday to
Florida High. Yulee ended the season with an 18-11 record. Sierra Mills, top left, was on the mound for Yulee in the final game for
the Lady Hornets. Karla Beasley, left, slides to snag a ball at first base. Hannah Pipkin does the same, right. Yulee eliminated
Fernandina Beach in the first round of the district tournament but lost to top-seed West Nassau in the title game, advancing to the
playoffs as the district runner-up.

Self-defense classes

now at Peck Center
A new program for self-defense is now
offered two nights a week, Tuesdays and'
Thursday, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Peck
Center, 516 South 10th St., Fernandina
Sensei (instructor) Dan Kelly teaches a
unique martial art called Aikido that is ideal
for those interested in fitness, self-defense
and a non-aggressive alternative to typical
martial arts programs.
"Aikido is a benevolent martial art aimed
at refining physical abilities to withstand
attacks that range from simple grabs and
punches to complex.weapons such as
knives, sticks and swords," Kelly said.
When asked to explain his surprising
description of what seeins a contradiction of
terms; "a benevolent martial art," Kelly clar-
ified, "Aikido is often referred to as the Art.
of Peace and the philosophy of Aikido is to
do no harm. Students of Aikido are taught
to avoid conflict and the techniques are
only used to protect themselves and their
loved ones.
"We don't kick or punch. Instead, we
learn to move in harmony with an attack.
We neutralize and redirect the energy of
the attacker."
'According to Kelly, progression is not a
primary concern for students advancing
through the art.
"We simply practice and, through that
practice, our skills improve. As our skills
-improve, advancement is made," he said.
Kelly cautions the techniques of Aikido
are often difficult to understand and
advancement comes through patience and
"Since the Columbine High School mas-
sacre in 1999, there have been 44 additional
school shootings throughout the country
with 115 deaths and nearly as many wound-
ed," Kelly said. "It's important that we learn
how to protect ourselves and learn how not
to be a victim."
Kelly, a black-belt Aikido Sensei, is a for-
mer U.S. Marshall with more than 30 years
of experience practicing and teaching
Affiliated with the Aikido Schools of
Ueshiba, the Peck Center program is part
of a nationwide system of nearly 100 dojos
(martial arts schools) with thousands of
students. Visit www.asu.org for information
Anyone 14 years old or older is invited to
stop by and observe a training session.
Monthly fees are $25 for city residents and
$30 for those outside Fernandina Beach,
payable to the Department of Parks and
Recreation. An introductory class is free.
For information, contact Kelly at 400-



FRIDAY, MAY 4,2012 SPORTS News-Leader

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

Shrimp Festival5K Run/Walk
The McArthur Family YMCA is hosting the
18th annual Shrimp Festival 5K Run/Walk
May 5 at Main Beach, starting at 8 a.m. The
event includes a 5K run and 5K walk along
with a 1.5-mile walk. Youth events include the
one-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.

Flyingdlub forms
Amelia Island Light Sport Flying Club"
memberships are available for anyone with
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 inimpor-
tant decision. Principal. memberships are limit-
ed to 20 qualified pilots. Contact Mickey Baity
at 277-8360 orLe-w Eason at 491-8638 for.
membership details.

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

TeamTeal 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.

Youth shootingclinic
Amelia Shotgun Sports, 86300 Hot Shot
Trail, Yulee; is hosting a youth sporting clays
clinic June 2 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It is an
introductory session to the shooting sport.
The fee is $60 per youth-adult pair and
$30 for each add.iil.nal vouin and includes-.'
clay tigers, arn-iuniiiori 1.' or _2,"1i use 1, a
shotgun and lunch. Just eight spots are avail-
able, so register early; deadline is May 26.
Shooters.ages 12-18 can participate with
an adult. Included in the clinic are safety train-
ing and instruction by a certified NRA instruc-
tor; 50 clay targets per individual; picnic-style
lunch; all shooting supervised by an experi-
enced shooter; morning session including
safety instruction, shotgun familiarization and
operation and live firing at straight-away clay
targets; a safety review and question-and-
answer session during lunch; and an after-
noon session conducted in small groups on
the sporting clays course supervised by an
experienced shooter.
Shooters may use their own shotgun with
the approval of the instructor; a parent or legal
guardian must sign a permission slip for the
youth shooter and the adult shooter must sign
a release forri for both. Call 753-4619 or 548-
9818 or visit ameliashotgunsports.com.

nied bike rides
There are organized bicycle rides in
Fernandina Beach and around Amelia Island
Thursday starting at 9 a.m. and Saturdays
starting at 8:30 a.m., weather permitting. All

rides start from Main Beach. Park near the
miniature golf course. Cyclists of all abilities
are welcome. The ride will be around 30 miles
with rest stops along the way and loops back
to the starting point at around 10 miles before
continuing on the remaining 20 miles of the
route. Lunch after the ride is optional.
Bicycle helmets and a bicycle in good
working condition are mandatory. Rides are
led by Don Eipert in conjunction with the
North Florida Bicycle Club. Call him at 261-
5160 or visit www.ameliaislandcycling.com or
www. nfbc. us.

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Nassau Challenger Bowling League for
the physically and mentally challenged meets
the second Saturday each month from 3-5
p.m. at the Nassau Bowling Center in Yulee.
Call Melinda Willaford at 261-3136 for infor-

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
Italian bowling game. The public is always
welcome to join. Call 491-1190.

Sailing ub meets
The Amelia Island Sailing Club. meets the
first Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic Club at Ten
Acres. Social hour starts at 6 p.m., dinner at
. 6:30 p.m. and meeting at 7:30 p.m. Sailors,
powerboaters and interested parties are wel-
come. Contact Commodore Charlie Monroe
at charlie@digitalvillager.net or 261-9263 or
visit www.ameliaislandsailing.org.

TheU takesonScotnd
The U.S. Men's National Soccer Team will
take pn Scotland at EverBank Field in
Jacksonville May 26. Kickoff is scheduled for
8 p.m. The game will be the first for the USA
in Jacksonville in more than 13 years.
Tickets starting at $22 are on sale to the
public through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-
800-745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster ticket
centers throughout the Jacksonville area,
including many Walmart stores.
Groups of 20 or more can obtain an order
form at ussoccer.com or call 312-528-1290.
Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages,
which include a premium ticket, a custom
made official U.S. national team jersey with
name and number, VIP access to the field
before and after the game and other unique
benefits) are also available exclusively
through ussdccer.com. As a sponsor.of U.S.
Soccer, Visa offers all cardholders access to
an advance ticket sale for this match before.
the sale to the general public. Visa will be the
only payment methodaccepted through the
Visa presale and is the preferred card of U.S.
Soccer. Terms and conditions apply.
The u S Men s National Team will hold a.
public-.raining se_-,,r, at ihe stadium the day
before the game.
Jacksonville will host a U.S. Men's
National Team for the first time since Feb. 6,
1999, when the USA recorded a massive
upset of defending European Champion
Germany with a 3-0 victory. Following the
Scotland match, the USA will continue its
preparations for FIFA 2014 World Cup qualify-
ing with a game against Brazil May 30 in
Landover, Md., and against Canada June 3 in
Toronto. The U.S. will return to Florida to open
Group A play in FIFA World Cup qualifying
against first-time opponent Antigua &
Barbuda. The teams will meet in Tampa on
June 8 at Raymond James Stadium..

Baseball and softball umpires can join the.
fastest growing umpires association in .
Northeast Florida, the RiVer City Umpires
Association. River City Umpires is currently
recruiting men and women interested in offici-
ating baseball and softball. If you live or work
in Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Putnam, St.
Johns or Nassau County, contact Terry
Padgett at (904) 879-6442 or visit


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The Golf Club at North Hampton recently
held its club championships. Gary Miller
was crowned men's club champion after
two consecutive rounds of 73. Ed
Tucker, director of golf and general man-
ager, above from left, is pictured with
winners Gale Jameyson, senior.champi-
on; Kathy Strychowski, women's club
champion; Wendy Finnerty, women's low
net; Gary Miller, men's club champion;
Dr. Drew Halperin, open division cham-
pion; Gerry Zapoli, open division low'
net; and Dave Pettengill, senior low net.
Left, club champion Gary Miller and run-
neis-up Sebastian Wozniak and Hal


FERNANDINA BEACH PARKS & Standings Open co-ed league tournament
RECREATION DEPARTMENT Crawford Jewelers 10-2. April 24 4
a Chili's-Yulee 9-3 Kabuki 9
Recreational co-ed league Halftime Sports Bar 8-4 First Coast Crane 6
April 16 Martex Services 6-6
River Valley Rats 15 Control Freaks 5-7 Halftime Sports Bar 28
Control Freaks 14 Crab Trap 4-8 Sliders 9
River Valley Rats 4-8 .
Crawford Jewelers 18 Logic Mountain 2-10 ANO 19
Chili's-Yulee 17 Halftime Sports Bar 4'
Open co-ed league
Halftime Sports Bar 12 April 18 First Coast Crane 20
Crab Trap 9 ANO 18 Sliders 9
First Coast Crane 6 (Sliders eliminated)
Martex Services 19
Logic Mountain 6 Sliders 13 Men's league tournament
Halftime Sports Bar 10 April 19
Crawford Jewelers 16 P5 Productions 24
Crab Trap 4 First Coast Crane 13 Swinging Richards 1.2
Halftime Sports Bar 7
Halftime Sports Bar 18 Halftime Sports Bar 24
River Valley Rats 8 ANO 22 Knuckleheads 10
Kabuki 14
April 23 P5 Productions 23
Martex Services 8 ANO 28 Halftime Sports Bar 3
Crab Trap 4 Sliders 4
Swinging Richards 15
Crawford Jewelers 21 Kabuki 19 Knuckleheads 8
Logic Mountain 20 First Coast Crane 7
April 25
Chili's-Yulee 14 Final regular season standings Swinging Richards 7
Control Freaks 10 ANO 12-0 Halftime Sports Bar (forfeit). 0
Kabuki 7-5
Crawford Jewelers 20 First Coast Crane 5-7 P5 Productions 9
Control Freaks 11 Halftime Sports Bar 4-8 Swinging Richards 8
Sliders 2-10
Halftime Sports Bar .. 20 Men's league champs: P5
-Logic-Mountain 11 Productions
Crab Trap 14 For statistics and schedules, visit
River Valley Rats 13 www.leaguelineup.com/ fbflsoftball.-


The 2012 Lady Pirate
Volleyball Camp will be held
June 6-8 at the. Fernandina
Beach High School gym for all
upcoming fifth through eighth
graders. Upcoming fifth and
sixth graders will participate in
the first camp session from
8:30-10 a.m. Upcoming sev-
enth and eighth graders will
participate from 10:30 a.m. to
Parents may pay for and
register campers,at the FBHS
gym on the first day of camp.
Registration will begin at 8
a.m. for upcoming fifth and
sixth graders and at 10 a.m.
for upcoming seventh and
eighth graders.
Camp cost is $45 and

checks should be made
payable to Nassau County
School Board. Additional
camp information brochures
can be picked up in the FBHS
main office or by mailing
The Pirate Basketball
Camps will be held at the
Femandina Beach High
School gym for boys and girls
entering grades 2-9. Camp
directors are FBHS coaches
Matt Schreiber and Shane
The first camp is from
12:30-3 p.m. June 6-8 and the
cost is $60. The second ses-
sion is from 9 a.m. to noon
June 18-21. Fee is $80.

Register the first day of
camp. For information,-con-
tact Schreiber at (904) 635-
Yulee Middle School will
host basketball camps this
summer for athletes from all
over Nassau County and sur-
rounding areas. Instructors
are Jonathan Ball and Jim
Game strategies .and train-
ing will be from 8-11 a.m. July
16-20. Cost is 60. A basketball
camp will be held from 8-11
a.m. July 23-27 for ages 10-
15. Cost is $60. Attent both
camps for just $100.
For information, contact
Coach Ball at Yulee High
School at 225-8641.


The city of Fernandina
Beach Recreation Depart-
ment (city website www.fbfl.
us) offers:
Summer adult basketball
league registration is through
June 1 at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. A 12-game
season and tournament.
Teams must have matching
uniforms;'check color avail-
ability when registering.
Games will are Mondays and
Thursday and possibly
Wednesday at Peck Gym.
Team fee is $375 and due
June 1. Season starts June
11. Contact Jay Roberts at
277-7350, ext. 2013, or
Summer coed kickball
league registration is through
May 29 at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. League is
open to ages 15 and up with a
minimum of eight players,
maximum of 11 on the field
(four must be female) with a
20-person roster limit. Teams
must designate one umpire to
officiate a neutral game per
game night. Eight-game sea-
son and tournament. Games
are Wednesday nights. Team
fee is $100 and due May 29.
Mandatory captain's meeting
is May 30 at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center;
designed umpires should also
attend. Season begins June
6. Contact Jason at 277-7256
or jbrown@fbfl.org.
Summer women's softball
league registration is through

May 21 at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. ASA rules,
games Tuesday nights. Fee is
$375, due May 21; $25 late
charge after May 21. No fees
accepted after May 22. Man-
datory captain's meeting May
23 at the Atlantic Center.
Season begins June 5. Con-
tact Jason at 277-7256 or
Summer men's softball
league registration is through
May 21 at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. USSSA
rules; games on Thursday
nights. Team fee is $450 and
due May 21; $25 late charge.
No fees accepted after May
22. Mandatory captain's meet-
ing May 23 at the Atlantic
Center. Season begins June
7. Contact Jason at 277-7256
or jbrown @fbfl.org.
Summer coed softball
league registration is through
May 21 at the Atlantic Ave-
nue Recreation Center. Re-
creational coed league (ASA
rules, aluminum bat rule for
men); games on Wednesday
nights. Team fee is $450 and
due May 21. A $25 late
charge will be added to fees
received after May 21. No
,fees accepted after May 22.
Mandatory captain's meeting
May 23 at the Atlantic Center.
Season begins June 4. Con-
tact Jason at 277-7256 or
jbrown@fbfl.org or visit www.
Men's aluminum bat soft-
ball tournament, is May 12 at

the Ybor Alvarez softball fields
on Bailey Road. Games start
at noon. ASA rules apply. Any
aluminum softball bat allowed:
single-wall, double-wall, two-
piece with aluminum barrel.
One-home run limit, 55-
minute time limit for all games,
softballs will be provided.
Prizes for first and second
place. Entry fee is $180.
Deadline to register is May
10. Call Jason at 277-7256 or
email jbrown @fbfl.org. View
tournament flyer at www.
Open basketball is Mon-
days and Wednesdays from
11 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Thurs-
days from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
and weekends from 11 a.m. to
4 p.m. at Peck Gym.
Peck Gym weight room is
open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday through Friday and
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sundays. Cost
is $3 a day, $25 a month for
city residents ($31.25 non-
city), $120 for sixth months
($150 non-city) or $180 for 12
months ($225 non-city).
Personal training is available.
Fee is $30 per session, $75
per week (three sessions) or
$200 a month (two sessions
per week for four weeks).
Dietary analysis and food pro-
gram. Call Jay at 277-7364.
Check out Central Park
tennis court keys at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center ($5 deposit, refund-
able if returned within a year).

Adult volleyball is from 7-'
9 p.m. Tuesday and Fridays
at Peck Gym. Cost is $2 per
day for city residents ($5 non).
Coed exercise is from
6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and
Thursday at the MLK Center.
Fee is $2 per class (city), $3
(non-city). .
Shotokan karate classes
for ages 6 and up with in-
structor Jerry Williamson are
from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday
and Wednesdays in the Peck
Center auditorium. Fee is $40
monthly for city residents ($45
for non-city). Uniforms are
available through the instruc-
tor. Register at the Atlantic
Recreation Center.
Aqua 1 water aerobics is
from 10-10:55 a.m. weekdays
at the Atlantic Avenue Recrea-
tion Center pool. Deep water
aerobics (aqua fitness belts
required) is Mondays, Wed-
nesdays and Fridays from 11-
11:55 a.m. Costis $50 per
month (city residents) and
$62.50 (non-city) for one class
per day; $60 (city residents)
and $75 (non-city) for two
classes; or $5 for one class,
$10 for two.
Lap swim is from 6-9 a.m.
and noon to 3 p.m. Monday
through Friday at Atlantic
Center. Cost-is $2 a day.
Gymnastics and tumbling
for cheer classes are held at
the Peck Center. Classes
Tuesday are for Tiny Tum-
bles from 3:30-4 p.m.; begin-
ning gymnastics from 4-5

p.m.; and intermediate gym-
nastics from 5-6 p.m. Thurs-
day's classes are from 4-5
p.m. for beginning gymnastics
and from 5-6 p.m. for interme-
diate gymnastics. Annual fee
of $12 is payable to Amateur
Athletic Union for insurance.,
Tuition is $100 for 10 weeks
or $60 for five weeks for an
hour per week and $150 for
10 weeks or $90 for five
weeks for two hours per week
for city residents (add $20 to
rates for non-city residents).
Instructor is Shari Riepe. Call
(904) 404-6758 or visit www.
Femandina Beach Scuba
Club meets at 6 p.m. the sec-
ond Friday at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
Call Kathy Russell, 753-1143,
or email krussell@fbfl.org.
Atlantic Center pool pub-
lic swim is from from 3-6 p.m.
weekdays ($2) and from noon
to 5 p.m. weekends ($3).
For PADI-open water
scuba certification, partici-
pants must provide masks,
snorkels, fins, booties and
weight belts. Fee is $250
(additional fee for check-out
dives). Register at Atlantic
Center. Call Kathy Russell at
Hula dancing classes are
offered at the Peck Center on
Monday from 2-3 p.m.,
Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2
p.m., Wednesdays from 1-3
p.m., Thursdays from 11 a.m.
to 3 p.m. and Fridays from 4-6

p.m. Annual fee is $12 to the
city of Femandina Beach and
$12-16 payable to the AAU for
insurance. Quarterly fees
(January-March, April-June,
July-September and October-
December) are $90 for city
residents, $108 for non-city,
payable to the city. Instructor
i.s Auntie Tan, Triple Crown
Beauty Pageant queen from
Hawaii. Call (808) 348-0678
or email entitymodelinga-
Beach wheelchairs can.
be reserved at the Atlantic
Center; refundable $50
deposit required. Two avail-
able. Call 277-7350.
Facility rentals include
Peck Center (auditorium and
reception room), Martin Luther
King Jr. Center (auditorium)
and Atlantic Center (auditori-
um and conference room).
The Ybor Alvarez softball
fields on Bailey Road (fields
one and two) may also be
rented. Lights are available.
All reservations must be made
at the Atlantic Avenue Recre-
ation Center, 2500 Atlantic
Ave. Contract, damage de-
posit and rental fee required.
Outdoor public facility
reservations can be made at
the Atlantic Center by com-
pleting a contract and paying
a refundable $50 damage
deposit. Outdoor pavilions at
Main Beach must be rented.
Visit www.fernandina
beachflorida.org or call 277-
7350 for information.


12A FRIDAY. MAY 4, 2012 NEWS News-Leader

That's Scarlett the Harlot


Crystal Molchan has a dual
In her everyday life, she's a
cosmetologist and hairdresser
but when she dons her elabo-
rate pirate costume, she trans-
forms into Scarlett the Harlot, a
swashbuckling scallywag and
member of the Fernandina
Pirates Club for the past six

"I have always loved com-
ing to the Shrimp Festival and
seeing the pirates and all the
things they do," said Molchan,
who moved to the area in 1984
from Jacksonville.
As ways and means chair-
man for the club, Molchan puts
together various Pirates 4 Hire
programs and helps other
members and subcommittees
raise funds for the club.
When she's not pirating,
Molchan enjoys sewing pirate

costumes for herself and her
husband, Bucky, aka "Captain
Jack," and other pirates. One
particularly ornate Halloween
costume she made took six
months to complete and fea-
tured a hand-painted overskirt,
and hand-beaded bodice.
She and her husband have
three adult children, Jonathan,
Michael and Alan. Their pets
include AKC registered cham-
pion salukis Fire and Bandit
and a parrot named Scarlett.

They also care for a variety of
feral cats including Captain
Jack, Black Spot, I I, i i.. Fat Cat,
Kittles, Jackie and Ma Barker.
The Fernandina Pirates
Club has been bringing its spe-
cial brand of hijinks and fun to
our island since 1973. They've
been called "Amelia Island's
goodwill ambassadors."
Known for their exciting and
lively appearances at commu-
nity and charitable events such
as the annual Shrimp Festival
and Joy to the Children, the
Pirates also sponsor blood
drives and award scholarships.
Nassau County high school
seniors submit essays on the
subject of pirates or pirating:
past, present or future.
The winning essay for a col-
lege bound student receives an
award of $1,500 and the win-
ning entry for a student headed
into military service receives a
check for $500 upon comple-
tion of basic training.
The pirates participate in 12
parades per year at no cost to
the host organization, and sup-
port many local charities and
. General membership meet-
ings are held every third

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Fernandina Pirates Club member Crystal Molchan, aka
Scarlett the Harlot, says she enjoys the swashbuckling
fun of the crew of scallywags.

Tuesday of the month at 7:30
p.m. at the American-Legion
building 626 S. Third St. For

information contact Billie or
Jerry at 548-1163.

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One of-the most anticipated
events at the Isle of Eight Flags
Shrimp Festival is the preview
of the artwork that will be fea-
tured on T-shirts and other sou-
venirs each year. A select pool of
local artists is contacted with a
basic design in mind and other
For example, some elements
included would be the eight
flags, the date of the festival, a
connection to pirates and, of
course, a shrimp. Much of the
income for the festival comes
from the sale of shirts, caps,
tote bags and more, so*it is cru-
cial the design appeals to both
men and women.
Chris Hamilton, of Hamilton
Press in Fernandina Beach, is
this year's winner. Hamilton has
a fine arts degree from the
University of Florida with an
emphasis in graphic design, so
he knows what works well on'
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Fernandina Beach cardiologist, George Le-Bert, DO
will discuss risks of heart disease and
the latest techniques for diagnosis and treatment.

Wednesday, May 23, 11:45 am to 1:30 pm
The Journey Church
869 Sadler Road, Fernandina Beach

The program is free and open to the public.
A light lunch will be available and information on local services.

Seating is limited, so please RSVP to 904.202.CARE (2273) by May 18.

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Official T-shirt design for
the 49th Annual Isle of
Eight Flags Shrimp
. Festival.

has been working with water-
coloris and acrylics foi" ,bi, "ul 15
"It is important that a local
artist designs the official art
each year," Hamilton said. "It is
good to see the Shrimp Festival
Committee feels the same way."

I This year's art has the feel of
. a tattoo. A shield frames the
design, gently bordered by soft,
ornate lines, somewhat remi-
niscent of an ancient scroll. The
large shrimp has friendly blue
eyes and a pirate ship with large
sails sits just above trIS year's
festival dates sandwiched
between the eight flags. One of
my favorite details about this
year's design is the personal-
ized feel you get pairing it with
your favorite colored T-shirt,
because it has a transparent
Hamilton also designed the
festival shirt in 2002, a large
shrimp whose segmented body
represented each of the eight
. flags that has flown over Amelia
Island, beginning with, the
French flag at one end and end-
:ig ith i th Am-ntri'an ilagoht Its
Hamilton Press is located at
11 N. Third St. For more infor-
mation about its. services,
including logo designs, call 261-

Sea turtles return

- keep lights low
May 1 marks the beginning -...
ofsea. unI i ni'-iiig season, and
the first nest has been reported. If sea turtle hatchlir
From now through Oct. 31
female turtles will lumber onto see artificial light
our beaches to lay eggs at night. they can become co
These turtles need a'quiet, dark
beach to nest and lights can fused andfall victim
scare and discourage females to dangers.
from coming ashore to make
their nest. If a turtle fails to nest
after multiple attempts, she will keep lighting off when it is
often resort to a less-than-opti- needed.
mal nesting spot, resulting in Apply window tinting
few if any hatchlings surviving windows visible from the be
from the nest. and draw curtains after dar
Once a sea turtle does hatch, In addition to the acti
beachfront lights can cause the above, replace existing light
young sea turtle to become dis- tures with those that emit li
oriented and wander away from less detrimental to sea turt
the ocean towards the bright- If you happen to see a n
est lights. If sea turtle hatch- ing sea turtle or hatchli
lings see artificial light, they can while you are on the beach,s
become confused, may crawl in at a distance (and behind if
circles, die from dehydration or a nesting female) where
fall victim to any number of envi- cannot be seen by them. W
ronmental dangers. observing remain quiet, k
During the nesting season all lights off (including fla
beaches residents and visitors lights, flash photography
are reminded by the Fernandina video equipment). Do not
Beach Police Department to: turb them in any way.
Keep beachfront lighting Please remember that
turned off. turtles have roamed the oce
Reduce the number of for more than 150 million y(
lights near nesting beaches to and up until the last 200 year
the minimum.Lighting used for so they were able to do so
purely decorative purposes darkness, with the exception
should be kept off. Mother Nature's light over
Reduce light reaching the ocean. So help them out by
nesting beach by lowering imizing the amount of lighi
shielding, recessing and/or the beach.
redirecting light sources. Any For more information
light source visible to an observ- lighting options, contact
er standing on the beach is like- Code Compliance Offi
ly to affect sea turtles. Michelle Forstrom at 277-73
Place security lighting on ext. 230 or email her
motion-sensitive switches that mforstrom@fbfl.org.




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Street closures
Waterfront parking lots
A, B, C and D are closed
until midnight Sunday.
Beginning at 5 p.m. today
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 water-
front). This area will
remain closed to parking
until midnight May 6 to fin-
isiA cleanup and street
sweeping. Signs,will be
posted and unauthorized
cars towed.
Shrimp Festival
The 49th annual Isle of
Eight Flags Shrimp
Festival today through
*Sunday will feature a juried.
fine arts and crafts show,
antiques, live entertain-
ment, kids activities, con-
tests, pirates, the blessing
of the fleet and food booths
by local nonprofits..
The downtown mer-
chants sidewalk sale is
today from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The festival officially kicks
off at 6 p.m. at the river-
front, with opening cere-
monies at 6 p.m.; Miss
Shrimp Festival pageant at
7 p.m.; invasion of the
pirates at 9:30 p.m.; and
fireworks at 9:45 p.m. Food
booths will be open as well
as the Kids Zone, located in
the parking lot between N:
Third and Fourth streets.
Food booth hours are
today, 3-11 p.m.; Saturday
.10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sunday
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Festival hours are
Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
and Sundayfrom 10 a.m.-5
p.m., with the Blessing of
the Fleet and decorated
boat parade starting at 1
p.m. Visit www.shrimpfesti-
val.com for information or
call (866) 426-3542.
Southern breakfast
St. Peter's Episcopal
Church will serve a full
Southern breakfast on
Saturday from 7-10:30 a.m.
in the Parish Hall at Ninth
Street and Atlantic Avenue.
The buffet will include
scrambled eggs, 'sausage
gravy and biscuits, fresh
fruit, pancakes, sausage
links, coffee and juice. The
cost is $10 per person and
is "eat in" or "take out."
Everyone welcome. For
information or to place take
out orders, call the church
office today at 261-4293.
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Glinda (Alexandra V
Carroll) speaks to Dorothy ,
(Michaela Rowe) in the
community production of
"The Wizard of Oz," which
Fernandina Beach Middle "
School stage, 315 Citrona
Drive, with more than 140 7
cast and crew, ages 6-65,
under the direction of Judy .
Tipton. The production ben- '' -
efits Communities in
"The Wizard of Oz" was a
1940 Oscar Award-winner
for Best Music, Original
Score and Best Music,
Original Song for "Over the .
Rainbow." Performances
are May 10-12 and May 18-
19 at 7:30 p.m. and May
13 at 2 p.m. 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 "Annie Jr." in. 2009, also
directed by Tipton, patrons are encouraged to buy tickets in advance. Right, the
"Tough Kids," from left, Conor Spillane and Cooper Thompson.,

High-flying benefit for NH$S l
F-br the News-Leade"RiN t,

A reception and silent auction for the
Nassau Humane Society could be one of the
highest-flying fundraisers Amelia Island has
ever seen.
"We've got skydiving, we've got ultralight -
rides and we've got hot-air balloon rides," said
NHS board member Susan Haney. Those
items and dozens more will be up for bids dur-
,ing a reception at the Amelia Island Club.
Monday, May 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The
reception will also feature heavy hors d'oeu-
vres including roast beef, cheeses, chicken
wings and grilled vegetables wine and a cash
bar, and live music.
All proceeds will benefit the homeless ani-
mals at the Nassau Humane Society shelter at
671 Airport Road in Fernandina Beach. The
reception will be at the newly remodeled club-
house of the Amelia Island Club's Long Point
golf course, and will follow the annualPars for
Paws golf tournament.
Everyone entered in the tournament may

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Nassau Humane Society board member
Susan Haney and Bella, an NHS shelter
dog who found her forever home with
Bob and Yanick Allison of Amelia Island,
aboard one of Air Amelia's ultralights.

Pianist, quartet

in May concerts

Chamber Festival kicks off May 13

internationally acclaimed.
pianist Natasha
Paremski and the
Linden String Quartet,
one of the nation's most dec-
orated young string ensem-
bles, will appear in three
May concerts at the Amelia'
Island Chamber Music
Festival, the largest musical
event of its kind in the
The 11th season of the
Festival, which will run from'
May 13 through June 8, was
recently named one of the
Top 20 Events for May 2012
by the Southeast Tourism
On May 18, Natasha
Paremski will perform
Chopin's monumental Piano '
Concerto No. 1 at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave., at 7:30 p.m.
Members of the Linden will
be included in the perform-
ance as well. Tickets to the
. performance, which include
a post-concert champagne
reception, are $50 and can
be purchased at

www.aicmf.com or by calling
The Linden String
Quartet will perform works
of Debussy and Saint-Saens
in a concert titled French
Impressions on May 19 at 7
p.m. at.St. Peter's. Tickets
are $30. Both the Linden and
Paremski will also be fea-
tured on May 20 at a 7 p.m.
Beer & G Strings perform-
ance at thli Palace Saloon,
117 Centre St., F'.-r rindirna
Beach. Tickets to this con-
cert, Music of Passion and
Fire, are $50.
Noted for her.virtuosity
and flawless technique,
Natasha Paremski was
awarded the Classical
Recording Foundation's
Young Artist of the Year
Award in 2010. Born in
Moscow, Paremski began
her piano studies at the age
of four and immigrated to
the United States with her
family in 1995. Her debut
recital album was released in
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Rayonier Foundation

sponsors free series
The Rayonier Foundation p.m., Family Concert: The
announced that as part of its French are coming!
2012 United Way Campaign Celebrate the 450th anniver-
grant of $7,500 has been sary of the French arrival in
made to sponsor the free Florida with the Four
Community Concert Series Nations Ensemble. This con-
as part of the 2', 1Amelia cert will demonstrate what
Island Chamber Music makes it French! For fami-
Festival. Featuring classical lies and children of all ages,
.'music i: unique settings, the at Prince of Peace of
Community Concert Series Lutheran Church, 2600
will present three concerts Atlantic Ave., Fernandina
for which no tickets are Beach. Seating is limited so
required. please arrive early.
Sunday, May 13 at 4 Christopher Rex, the fes-
p.m., Concert in the Park: tival's artistic and general
String Cheese Fling. Join director and principal
Chris Rex, cello and Philip cellist with the Atlanta
Pan, violin and friends for a Symphony Orchestra, corn-
string concert of light classi- mented, "This year's
cal and popular favorites at lineup of free concerts
the Amelia Park Concert offers something for every-
Pavilion (Park Avenue off one. Be sure to bring a lawn
14th Street near the'city chair for your mom on
Walmart). Bring your blan- Mother's Day in Amelia
kets and lawn' chairs. Park and we invite parents,
Saturday, May 19 at 11 grandparents and children
a.m., McDuffie Center to Prince of Peace for the
Showcase: Youngi arlists French invasion."
from the McDuffie Center Mike Spino, president of
for Strings at Mercer the Festival Board, added,
University playing selec- "Our partners at Rayonier
tions by Mendelssohn, have made a special effort to
Gliere and more at the make this wonderful music
Nassau County Courthouse, accessible to everyone.
416 Centre St. Please join us for these
Saturday, May 26 at 1 three wonderful concerts."

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Fort Clinch State Park, 2601 Atlantic Ave.,
Fernandina Beach, will host a Union Spring,
Encampment event May 5
from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and May 6
from 9 a.m.-noon where visi-,,
tors can interact with living
historians to experience life
in the fort as it was in 1864.
The grounds will be bustling 1 4
with soldiers in period cos- "
tume involved in firing /
demonstrations, marching
drills, cooking and daily activities. Ladies in their
dresses, sutlers displaying their wares and drum-
mer boys bring every part of the Civil War era to
life. For information contact the park at 277-7274
or visit www.FloridaStateParks.org.
The Amelia Island Quilt Guild invites the pub-
lic to a free program at 7 p.m. on May 8 featuring
Jennifer Marsh, founding director of The
International Fiber Collaborative.
The IFC addresses the need for arts education
in the community and in 2009 launched the
Dream Rocket collaborative fiber wrap. People
from around the world will create up to 8.000

fiber panels to wrap the 365-
foot Saturn V Moon Rocket
in Huntsville, Ala. in May
2014. Using the arts as a vehi -
cle for learning. collabora-
tion and inspiration, the IFC i
continues to address the
Increasing needs of society,
Communities and individu-
als. Visit www.thedream rock-
et.com for details.
Marsh is a fellow of the
Donald B. and Twila Catron Sr. Professorship of
Art at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan. The
quilt guild meets the second Tuesday at the
Woman's Club, 201 Jean LaFitte Ave. Programs are
free arid open to the public. Visit aiquilters.com.

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The final Wild Nite .
nature forum of the
series preceding the .
sixth annual Wild
Amelia Nature Festival -.--
will be a discussion of .
the Florida bobcat, the -
mascot for the 2012 festival. This program, free
and open to the public, will be held 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
Preserve. For information visit
www.wildamelia.com. For festival updates, check
out Wild Amelia Nature Festival on Facebook.


Gretchen Peters is best
known for her Grammy-win-
ning 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 of her
ninth album. Peters. alongwith her keyboard
accompanist (and husband) Barry Walsh. will per-
form 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 infor-
mation call 277-2664.


FRIDAY, MAY 4.2012 LEISURE News-Leader



Tickets are now on sale
for the inaugural Amelia
Island Wine Festival hosted
by the Fernandina Farmers
Market, showcasing award-
winning Florida wines and the
vintners who make them on
Oct. 13 along the Amelia
River in downtown Fernan-
diha Beach. Enjoy tasting,
learn about the wines and
wineries and purchase a bot-
tle or case. Enjoy a "behind
the scenes" look at the Florida
wine industry by Dr. Violeta
Colova, professor of viticulture
at Florida A&M University, live
music, gourmet foods, spe-
cialty artisans and offerings
from from Bar Zin Cafe, Ciao,
Espana and Salt the Grill at
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island. For more information
and tickets visit www.ameliaw-
* *
Miracle Faith Church of
God, 87688 Roses Bluff
Road, Yulee, will sponsor
dinner sales on May 5 start-
ing at 10 a.m. The menu will
include barbecue rib and
chicken dinners, pulled pork
sandwiches and seafood
gumbo. For more information
call 548-0046.
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A remote controlled
model boats fun sail and
exhibition will be held May
5 from 10 a.m.-noon at
Amelia Island Plantation. All
model boats welcome, work-
ing or static, finished or not,
except gas powered,
Spectators, including super-
'vised children, especially wel-
come. Call Hal Mather at 261 -
6420 for details' and to
arrange for a pass at the
security gate.
Enjoy a meal and '
chances to win firearms
and other prizes at the
National Wild Turkey
Federation's Nassau
County Wings & Whitetails
Chapter Hunting Heritage
Banquet on May 5 at 5 p.m.
at Two Gate Hunt Club,
151504 CR 108, Hilliard.
With live and silent auc-
tions and raffles featuring the
NWTF gun of the year, prints
and. sculptures, three's, sore-
hinng for everyone at this
evening of fun. and fundraising
to benefit wildlife conservation
and the preservation of our
hunting heritage. To reserve
tickets call (904) 772-5895.

The Newcomers Club of
Amelia Island will host its
monthly 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

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attend. For information con-
tact Lulu Elliott at luluelliott@
hotmail.com or 548-9807; or
visit http://newcomersclubo-
* *
American Legion Post 54
invites the general public to
join its veterans in an Open
House from 4-6 p.m. May
12. This is the first of three
open houses scheduled for
2012. The Legion is located at
626 S. Third Street. Activities
include homemade pizza ($7
donation) and open jukebox
on Friday from 6-8 p.m.
Saturday, there will be a DJ
and Karaoke from 4 p.m. until.

The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
meet at 7 p.m. May 15 at the
Fernandina Beach Police
Department Community
Room, 1525 Lime St. James
Mitchell Brown will present
"Ancestor Research: Explor-
ing Genealogical Resources
for the War of 1812," with dis-
cussion and visual images of
conventional resources such .
as military service records,
prisoner of war records,.veter-
an and widow pension appli-
cations and bounty land
records, as well as lesser
known state or federal-level
records. It will conclude with a
focus on important finding
aids and protocol on how to
locate copies of the discussed
resources. Public welcome.
* *
Cummelia will hold its
annual meeting on May 16
at 5 p.m. at the Plantation'
Artists' Guild & Gallery,
Omni Amelia Island
Plantation Spa and Shops,
94 Amelia Village Circle.
Cummer Museum Director
Hope McMath will highlight
.the success of the past year
and The Cummer's upcoming
exhibitions and educational
programs. Cocktails and hours
d' oeuVres will be served.
RSVP to Wendy Stanley at
(904) 899-6007 or wstan-
ley@cummer.org. Cummelia
members admitted free; cost
is $15 for non-members.
* *
The third annual Historic
American Beach Bid Whist
Tournament is May 19 from
2-6:30 p.m. at the American
eacih Community Center,
1600 Julia St., American
Beach, with prizes for first-,
second- and third-place win-
ners. Registration fee is $20
per person. (Register early,
space is limited.) Fried fish by
Chef Ron and nonalcoholic
beverages will be available for
purchase. For additional infor-
mation and to register call
310-6696, email amer-
beachevents@aol.com or visit
www.historicamericanbeach .c

Meals on Wheels for Pets will host the Pet Stop on Saturday
from 9 a.m. to 6.p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during
Shrimp Festival at 17 S. Seventh St., half a block off Centire
Strdet. 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.

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Drum circle
The Fernandina Bach Drum Circle meets Ihe first Monday
ot each month from 7-9 p m at the DeeDee Bartel Nature
Center and Nonh End Boat Ramp Instiumenlation centers on
drums and percussion but may include other instruments such
as flutes. didgerindos and other non-percussion instruments
Dancers are welcome also Follow North 14th Street to the
end Go past Bosque Bello Cemetery and Old Town, c'vei the
bridge and then left toward the old pogy plant The entrance is
on the right Call Barbara Hill at (904) 556-3219 or Doug Byron
at 261 -5387 for information.
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 1he 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 Eisele. vocals.
and special guests.
Tickets are $25 and available at www.ameliaislandjazzfesti-
val 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 infoi@'ameliaislandjaz-
zfestival conm.
Let Freedom Ring
The annual Let Freedom Ring concert, promoted by ARIAS
and featuring the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra led by
Conductor Fabio Mechetti. will be held on Memorial Day,
Monday May 28 at the First Baptist Church. 1600 S. Eighth
St, Fernandina Beach As in past years, this popular concert
features patriotic music, including some of America's best
kno,:wn marches
. Doors open at 6 p m and the concert starts at 7 p m
Tickets are $20 and available at The Book Loft Front &
Centre. Amelia Island Convention and Visitors Bureau,
Fernandina Beach Golf Club, The Golf Club of Amelia Island
and the Reception Center of the Omni Resort at Amelia Island
Plantation. Tickets will also be available at the door. For infor-
mation call Pat Murray at 321-4174
Jazz jam
A jazz jam is held at Pablos, 12 N. Second St.,
Fernandina Beach, from 7-10 p.m the first Wednesday of
each month Musicians are invited to sit in for one song or the
whole night Join the mailing list by mailing beechflyer@bell-
south net
Amelia River Cruises
Amelia River Cruises'Adult 'BYOB;' Twilight Tours are held
Friday and Saturday Tickets are $29 per person at 1 North
Front St Femandina Beach, or call 261-9972 or book online
at wwwameliarivercruises corn
Dog Star Tavern
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N. Second St', live music Visit Dog
Star on Facebook. Visit Reverbnation.com fora list of upcom-
ing acts Call 277-8010

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

om. On-site registration
begins atf;.:15 p m the day of,.
Play begins orompily ai 2 p.m.
This event is sponsored by.
American Beach Property
Owners' Association, Inc.

The Amelia Island
Museum of History invites
the public to a book signing
and informal chat with
Phoebe Howard, author of
The Joy of Decorating, on
May 22 from 3-5 p.m. at the
Omni Racq0et Park
Conference Center, Amelia
Island. Tickets are $15 and
include tea, champagne and
light refreshments. RSVP to
liz@ameliamuseum.org or -

Join the Yulee Al-Anon
Family Group for a Night of
Gratitude with dinner and
guest speaker Betty on May
28 from 6-8 p.m. at the

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2011, propelling her'into an
international career as a
soloist well beyond her young
age. Following a recent per-
formance in San Francisco, a
critic raved: "And can she
play! Technique to burn,
magic hands, solid rhythmic
control, sensitive pedaling,
mature stage presence, a real
feeling for lush romantic
music, the ability to handle
blazingly rapid passagework,
beautifully executed trills, and
all made to look very easy..."

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attend the reception with a guest, but
you don't have to be a golfer additional
guests are invited to the reception and
silent auction for $40 per person. Other
silent auction items will include restau-
rant meals and hotel stays, artwork and
golf outings and much more.
The aerial opportunities will give bid-
ders a chance to see the beauty of our
area from an entirely new perspective,
said Haney. She is heading up the silent
auction and decided to take an ultralight
flight herself so she could describe the
"It is amazing," she said. "I sat behind
the pilot and it's like a magic carpet ride.
You get a spectacular view of the island."
The ultralight rides, donated by Air
Amelia, last for 20 to 30 minutes, said
spokesman Bob Allison. Passengers ride
behind the pilot in the ultralight craft,
which has an 80-horsepower engine and
about a 30-foot wingspan.
'The view is spectacular and it's unre-
stricted because there are no windows
like you have in an airplane," Allison
said. Flights head south from the
Fernandina Beach airport and then

County Building, 86026
Page's.Dairy Road betweenn
the fire station and health
department), Yulee. Bring a
dish to share. For information
call (904) 465-0162.
* *
Micah's Place will host
"A Savory Taste from A
Savory Place" featuring
"chefs" from the Micah's
Place board, auxiliary and
volunteers and civic and
church groups participating
in a cook-off using recipes
from the organization's A
Savory Place cookbook.
Micah's Place will have sam-
ples of wine and beer as part
of the tasting and a variety of
live music. Guests will vote for
their favorite recipes and
awards will be given.
Exhibitors will decorate their
tables based on their recipe
and/or business or group.
The event is June 2 from

The Linden String Quartet
has enjoyed remarkable suc-
cess since its founding in
2008, capturing gold medals
and grand prizes at presti-
gious national and interna-
tional competitions and most
. recently winning the Concert
Artist Guild Competition.
Praised for its "remarkable
depth of technique and bril-
liantly nuanced, sumptuous
tonality" (MusicWeb
International), the Linden is
the Graduate String-Quartet-
in-Residence at Yale
University, where the ensem-

are tor sale every week Hosled 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 Turtle
The Green Turtle, 14 S Third St live music Call 321-
Instant Groove
The Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence Holmes, Johnny
Robinson Scoln Giddons and Sam Hamilton plays each
Thursday night at The Ritz-Carlton. Amelia Island. Dress is
casual For information call Holmes at 556-6772
OKane's Irish Pub
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318 Centre St. Service
industry Karaoke night Sundays at 7 30 p mm: free trivia each
Monday at 7 30 p m wine tasting the third Tuesday at 6 30
p m with 10 wines for $10 along with cheese and crackers
and live entertainment dart tournament every Tuesday at 7 30
p m Dan Voll Tuesdays from 7 30-11 30 p.m the Davis
Turner Band Thursday trom 8:30 p.m.-midnight and Fnday
and Saturday Irom 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 Pili Piliand 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
Childets at 491 -3,r2 or email bill@lhepalacesaloon 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 pnd Saturday at 8 p m. Call 310-6904
Visit www SandyBottomsAmella com.
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher Ave., The Macy's 6-
10 pm. 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: Pili Pili 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 Courtyard
The Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Centre St., Latin dance
night every Wednesday at 7 30. Steak and wine evening May
23 at 7 with live music in the courtyard.
The Surf Restaurant and Bar. 3199 South Fletcher Ave .
Reggie Lee tonight. Bush Doctors Band 1-5 p m. and DJ Roc
6-10 p.m May 5: Sho Nufll Band 1-5 p.m and Richard Stratton
6-10 p nM May 6, Early McCall May 7, Richard Smith May 8;
DJ Roc May 9, and Andy Haney May 10 Entertainment is 5-9
p m Monday-Thursday, 6-10 p.m Friday and Saturday and 1-
5 pm and 6-10 p m. Sunday Call 261-5711.

4-7 p.m. at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center in
Fernandina Beach. Tickets
are $35 and available at tlhe
Purple Dove Resale Center,
next to Dick's Wings
Restaurant in Yulee, or con-
tact Kelly Monti at projectcoor-
dinator@micahsplace.org or '
491-6364, ext. 102 for tickets
* or to'sign up as a "chef."
* *
Ballroom Dance Amelia
hosts 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-
danceamelia @gmail.com.


Acting For The Camera II
is a six-week workshop that

ble is mentored by the
renowned Tokyo String
The 2012 season of the
Amelia Island Chamber
Music Festival will feature
more than 40 internationally
acclaimed artists performing
in 16 concerts held in inti-
mate venues, including 19th
century churches and the his-
toric courthouse. Other fea-
tured performers include vio-
linist Anne Akiko Meyers,
cellist Lynn Harrell, pianist
Orli Shaham, the Four
Nations Ensemble and violin-

north along the Amelia Island beach at
about 60 mph, on an island tour that
includes views of Fort Clinch State Park,
the downtown historic district and the
area's marshes as well. '
Air Amelia is also donating hot air bal-
loon rides that will begih in the Callahan
area and "go where the wind takes you,"
Allison said.
Adventurous bidders can also vie for
thrilling skydiving experiences, donated
by Skydive Amelia Island. ,
After safety instruction and training,
"We gear you up and take you for a 20-
minute ride over the ocean," said
Skydive Amelia owner and instructor
Darren Lewis. Aspiring divers wear a
harness that's attached to their instruc-
tor, whose harness is attached to the
"Once we get to the top" about
10,000 feet above the ocean and exit
the plane, divers experience about 40
seconds of freefall at 120 miles per hour.
"The island looks so small when you
leave the plane, and the ocean is so
huge, you're just looking at blue water,"
Lewis said.
After the chute opens, there's about a
5-minute parachute ride back to Earth.

will start May 23 at 1525
Lime St., Fernandina Beach,,,,
from 5:30-7 p.m. Fee is $90
for six classes if paid by May
15, or $20 per class. Submit.
your name, age, email and
phone number to psyches-
pace@earthlink.net and use
"Acting For The Camera" in
the subject line. A short film
will be made at the culmina-
tion of the classes.
* *
Join the Amelia Island
Museum of History
Thursday at 5:30 p.m. to
tour four of the town's most
historic pubs and bars. One
ticket will get you one drink at
each establishment and an
earful of colorful tales. Tickets
are $25 per person (must be
21, must show ID); tour
begins at the historic train
depot downtown. Contact
Thea at 261-7378, ext.105 or.

ist David Coucheron and his
sister, pianist Julie
Coucheron. On.the lighter
side, the festival will offer
three Beer & G Strings per-
formances, including an old-
fashioned hoedown with fid-
dler and composer April
Verch and her band, as well
as a French Cabaret and the
free Rayonier Community
Concert series. View the com-
plete schedule at
i Tickets, from $20 to $50,
are available online or by call-
ing 261-1779.

During that part of the descent,
"there's no sound up there whatsoever.
It's quite breathtaking," Lewis said. "On
a normal day you can see downtown
Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, all the
way down to Ponte Vedra, and
Cumberland Island and Kings Bay Naval
Base to the north. The parachute can go
faster or slower, depending on what the
passenger likes."
The ride ends with a landing in the
grass at the Fernandina Beach airport.
"We can land on a dime with those para-
chutes these days," Lewis said.
Both Lewis and Allison, by the way,
are the happy owners of rescue dogs.
Tickets to the silent auction and
reception are available until 5 p.m. May
10 at the Nassau Humane Society Dog.
Park on Airport Road and online at
NassauHumaneSociety.com. Donations
of merchandise or professional services
are welcomed before May 8 by calling
Susan Haney at 277-1889. For more infor-
mation, please visit
More information on the rides is
available at SkydiveAmelialsland.com,
'HangGlideNow.com and for the balloon
rides, 1-877-WeDoFly.

FRIDAY, MAY 4,2012/News-Leader



Palm class
The International Society
of Arboriculture (ISA) has
accredited the Nassau County
Extension palm class for con-
tinuing education credit. The
three-hour class will be held
May 11, 9 a.m. until noon at
the James S. Page Govern-
mental Complex in Yulee.
Deadline is today.
Topics include general
biology of palms, cold hardy
varieties, planting an'd fertil-
ization; common palm dis-
eases and nutrient deficien-
cies; outdoor demonstration
of proper pruning and fruit
stalk removal; and staking.
ISAcertified arborists Rebec-
caJordi (Nassau) and Larry
Figart (Duval) are the instruc-
tors. Eligible participants can
receive 3 CEU credits.
Registration fee is $25,
which covers handouts and a
flash card set (available in ,
Spanish). To register or for
information call Winifred
Favors at. (904) 879-1019.
Plant clinic
On May 7 County Exten-
sion Director/Horticulture
Agent Becky Jordi will con-
duct a Plant Clinic from 10
a.m.-2 p.m. at the Yulee Exten-
sion Office (AlA and Pages
Dairy Road). All county resi-

dents are invited to bring
plant samples showing prob-
lems in their landscapes.
Problems will be identified
and solutions offered. There
is no fee for this service. For
information call (904) 879-
1019 or 491-7340.
Birding trip
The Nassau County Bird
Club will hold a field trip at
Four Creeks State Forest on
May 12 starting at 8 a.m., rain
or shine. Meet at the entrance
and then proceed to Boggy
Creek Landing, parking at the
intersection to Boggy Creek
Landing and Four Creeks
Road. The state forest is 30-45
minutes from Amelia Island.
Take A1A west toward Cafla-
han. When the road becomes
two-way, watch for signage on
the left. Four Creeks was
named after the four water
systems that transverse its
boundaries Alligator (Mills),
Thomas, Boggy and Plummer.
creeks and join to form the
headwaters of the Nassau
River, which at portion of the.
Bring binoculars, field
guide, bug juice, sunscreen,
sunshades, rain gear, layered
clothing and water. For infor-
mation contact Carol Wyatt at
261-9272 or carolinewgw@

Photography classes popular nature fest offering


Along with the heartwarm-
ing sea turtle release, an
evening of music under the
stars in historic Fort Clinch,
lots of exhibits for adults and
children, exciting ecotours, a
spectacular silent auction, toe-
tapping music and fun, the
sixth annual Wild Amelia
Nature Festival will again offer
a slate of nature photography
These classes, taught by
professional photographers,
have been a popular compo-
nent of the festival for the last
several years, drawing atten-
Sdees from all over Northeast
Florida and southeast Georgia.
Registration is ongoing.
There are classes to appeal
to beginning and more experi-
enced photographers, as well
as photographers young and
old. Among the classes offered
at this festival are: "Making
Friends with Your Camera,"
"Seeing the Light," Introduc-
tion to Nature Photography for
Children," "Flight Photography
- Birds, Bees and Butterflies,"
"Sunset Hands-on Workshop,"
"Sunrise Workshop," 'Taking a
Winning Photo Lighting and
Composition" and "Walk on the
Wild Side."
There are classes offered
on each day of the festival, from
Friday, May 18, through
Sunday, May 20. The classes
are held mainly in the Atlantic

Avenue Recreation Center with
a few exceptions. For a more in-
depth description of the class-
es, please visit www.wildamelia.
corn or call Steve Leimberg,
photo class coordinator, at 491-
Additionally, on Saturday,
May 19, at 3:30 p.m., the win-
ners of the fourth annual Wild
Amelia Nature Photography

Contest will be announced and
awards presented at the
Atlantic Recreation Center
auditorium. A PowerPoint pres-
entation of the entries will run
in the auditorium throughout
the Saturday Expo of exhibits
for adults and children.
For more information about
the nature photography track
and the other events of the

Wild Amelia Nature Festival,
please go to www.wildamelia.
com. Festival programs are
also available throughout the,
community: at the Atlantic Rec
Center, the Nassau County
Public Libraries, the Chamber
of Commerce, Kayak Amelia,
YB Green Store and branches
of First Federal Bank, to name
a few.


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right, a juvenile
green sea turtle,
was released back
into native Florida
waters on April
25 at Main Beach
in Fernandina
Beach. The event.'
was sponsored by '
the Wild Amelia
Nature Festival,
in partnership
with the Georgia r lel
Sea Turtle Center
on Jekyll Island,
Terra-Tiger had
been caught up in .
a dredge in
Mayport and injured, but was rehabilitated back to.
health by the professionals at the Sea Turtle Center. A
crowd of between 100 and 200 well-wishers watched the
turtle swim away, but not before lifting a flipper from the
sea twice, seemingly waving goodbye to the humans who
had helped, above.
The Wild Amelia Nature Festival has announced that
yet another sea turtle release is scheduled to open the
sixth annual festival on Friday, May 18 at 11 a.m. at
Main Beach. Once again, the public is welcome to
attend. For more information, visit www.wildamelia.com
or the Wild Amelia Nature Festival Facebook page.

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component of the sixth annual Wild Amelia Nature Festival, May 18-20. For infor-
mation go to www.wildamelia.com.

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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 for ages 14-16.
Registration deadline is today.
The program runs June 18-July 27 and
combines computer 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 manager, at
261-0801, ext. 203 for information or an appli-
cation. Youth msut meet low-income and aca-
demic requirements. Space is limited.
Special camps
The Florida School for the Deaf and the
Blind is offering several action-packed and
fun-filled summer camps at its St. Augustine
campus for children of all ages across the
state who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or
visually impaired. The 2012 program is free
and open to Florida residents who are not
currently enrolled at FSDB.
FSDB is taking applications through June
8. The camps offer on-campus dormitory
overnight stays, 24-hour supervision, meals
and snacks and 24-hour on-site Health Care
Center. Visit www.fsdb.kl2.fl.us or contact
Sue Hill, camp director, at (904) 827-2601 or
hills@fsdb.kl2.fl.us for information.
Step By Step
Step By Step I, 1986 Cirtona Drive,
'Fernandina Beach, and Step By Step II, 95734
Amelia Concourse, Yulee, are signing up f6r
summer camp and the 2012-13 VPK program.
Theater camp
Fernandina Little Theatre is offering an
introductory theater camp for children ages
four to/six years old, May 15-27. Instructor
will be Susan Dahl of The Red Crayon., For
information contact Dahl at 556-2918.
Kindergarten camp .
Fernandina Beach Christian Academy is
offering kindergarten camp open to any
entering kindergarten. Experience hands-on
stations, math tubs, creative writing, science
experiments, art and cooking, June 4-7, 9
a.m.-noon. For information or to register
email shannonhogue4@gmail.com
Science camp
Fernandina Beach Christian Academy is
offering Camp Explore science camp, June
11-14, 9 a.m.-noon. Experience how fun sci-
ence can be. It's open to any kids entering
first and second grade. From digging for,, .,.
dinosaur bones to making your lava lamp,
children will have a blast
For information or to register email shan-
Co-op camp
The Amelia Island Parent Co-Operative
Preschool is registering for summer camps
for ages 3-5. Three (two-week) sessions are
offered 9 a.m.-1 p.m. part-time (Monday/
Wednesday/Friday) or full-time (Monday-
Friday). Session I, June 4-15, is Water;
Session II, June 18-29, is Space; and Session
III, July 9-20, is Animals around the World.
Sign up for all three and get a discount.
Discounts 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.

Camp Cherry Lake
Amanda Thien, 4-H youth development .
agent, invites Nassau County youths ages 8-
18 to attend a fun-filled camp June 18-22 at
Cherry Lake in Madison. Campers have the
opportunity to attend classes in shooting
sports, junk drawer robotics, sports and nutri-
tion,exploring the wonders of the aquatic
world and the wonders of nature in the out-
door world. Tuition is $150 for 4-H members,
$200 for non-members and $125 for adult
chaperones. All,registration materials and
tuition must be received by June 1. For infor-
mation contact Thien at (904) 879-1019.
Register at http://kinderstudios.com/
camps.htm for the Kinderstudios summer
camp series of Drawing/Painting/Set Design
and Theater: Drama Games/Acting and pay
with your credit card. Each group limited to
15. Camps are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with three classes
by age group, 4 to 14 years. Bring box lunch
and extra water. July 2-6 is Muppet Show the
Musical; July 9-13, Peter Pan the Musical;
July 16-20, Lion King the Musical; and July 23-
27, Wicked the Musical. Payment deadline is
May 31. Call 415-0954.
Robot camp
Middle or high school students ages 11
and up as of Sept 1 who love technology can
learn how to build and program a robot at the
4-H Gear Tech 21 Robotics Day Camp from 9
a.m.-3 p.m. July 9-12 at Yulee Middle School.
Each'week is limited to 15 participants and
tuition is $50, per session. Students with lap-
tops are invited to bring them but it is not
required. Call (904) 879-1019..
Cooking camp
Learn about culinary hand tools and pre-
pare lunch daily at this 4-H camp aimed at
improving etiquette and teaching table setting
techniques. Registration limited to 12, ages 11
and up, at the Family Education Center in
Yulee. Cost is $50. Call (904) 879-1019.
Babysitting camp
Young entrepreneurs hoping-to make
some extra money by working with younger
children might want to consider attending 4-H
babysitting day camp 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 11-13
at a Fernandina Beach location to be announ-
ced. Cost is $35. Bag luhch and drink needed
.daily. Ages 11 and up. Call (904) 879-1019.
B&G Club camp
Nassau Boys & Girls Clubs has estab-
lished the schedule for the 2012 Summer
Camp program, which will run at both the
Fernandina Beach and the Miller clubs on
weekdays, from 8 a.m.-6 p,,m,,,June 18-July 27.
Enrollment is first come,.first, served for ages
6-18. Fees are reduced for those who apply ,
before April 30. For information and to sign
up, call Walter Cromartie (491-9102) at the
Fernandina Club and Jamie Thompson or
Sherryl Smith (261-1075) at the Miller Club.
Montessori camps
Amelia Island Montessori School has pre-
pared 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 engag-
ed. For first graders on up, the school pro-
vides summer camp studio classes that in-
clude Clay Art, Camp iMovie, African Dance,
Sea Turtle Exploration, Horse Camp, Jewelry
Making and more. Visit AmelialslandMontes-
sori.com for details and registration.

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Earth Day
Children at the Peck
Center Head Start
program celebrated
Earth Day and
learned how to plant
a persimmon tree
with Master
Gardener Bea
Walker, above and
below. Everybody
helped mulch the
tree with pine straw,
right. The children
are looking forward
to their first crop of


The Eight Flags Charter Chapter of the
American Business Women's Association
(ABWA) is funding one $2,000 scholarship
through the Stephen Bufton'Memorial
Educational Fund. Candidates must be female
and (1) U.S. citizens and residents of Nassau
County; (2) attending or planning to attend a 4-
year university and (3) have a cumulative
grade point average of 2.5 or better.on a 4.0
Applications are completed online and
require a biographical sketch, three
professional letters of reference and an
official transcript. To apply, send your name
and email address to Dawn Lunt at-,

dawn32034@at(.nt. The deadline is May 15.
The Historic Fernandina Business
Association is ofTferi g a scholarship of $500 in
memory of Lorraine Corbett. The scholarship
is open to all I i. ,. iii Beach graduating
seniors. Applications can be picked up at the
I.. i 1,, i, i Beach High School.guidance
Corbett was an active member of the
HFBA. She held many leadership roles and
was always ,-l .t. to go the extra mile. She,
was greatly loved and is deeply missed by her
downtown family. Applications are due on or
before May 21. The award will be presented at
the next Sounds on Centre concert, June 1.


Amelia Montessori
Amelia Island Montessori
School, 1423 Julia St.,
Fernandina Beach, is
enrolling children for the
2012-13 school year. The
school offers a safe and nur-
turing Montessori environ-
ment for ages 18 months to 12
The Toddler, Primary,
Lower Elementary and Upper
Elementary Programs instill
self-confidence and the love of
.I learning, as children become
independent thinkers and
self-motivated learners. The
school is accredited by the
Florida Council of Indepen-
dent Schools and the Florida
Kindergarten Council and is a
member of the American
Montessori Society. AIMS
also participates in the state
VPK program (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 to'
schedule a tour visit
,sori.com or call 261-6610.
SAC meeting
The regular School
Advisory Council meeting at
Southside Elementary
School, 1112 Jasmine St., will
be held at 2:30 p.m. May 14 in
the library. Parents and the
community are invited to
attend. Call 491-7941 lor infor-
Open house
The Amelia Island Pareint
Co-Operative Preschool will
have an Open House for any
interested parents on May 1 7
from 6-8 p.m. at the prc-t
school, located at 5040 First
Coast Hwy., beside The I)ome,

Healing Center. AIPCP offers
a quality education for 2- and
3-year-olds. For more infor-
mation about the preschool
visit www.aipcp.org or call
Food service class
Students ages 14 and up
who are seeking potential
employment in the food serv-
ice industry c'an maximize
their knowledge by attending
the SafeStaff Foodhandler
Certification class 10 a.m.-2
p.m. June 13 and 14 at the
County I i...I1.,, 86026 Pages
Dairy Road, Yulee.
Students will learn proper
hygiene, how to prevent
cross-contamination, control-
ling, time and temperature
when handling food, proper
cleaning and sanitizing, caus-
es and effects of food borne
illnesses, and how to ensure
proper vermin'control. The
class costs $10 and a bag
lunch is necessary. Space is
limited so pre-rcgistration is
necessary. Call (904) 879-
Fall registration
The. Amelia Island Parent
Co-O(peralive lPreschool is
now registering students for
the 2012-13 school year.
AIPCP offers a quality educa-
tion for 2- and 3-year-olds. For
morI': information about the
preschool visit www.aipcp.org
or call 261-1161.


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103 Ir, .-lemornam 20' 6u.,ness. Opportun,, 501 E-quprnet 60. ,0ph .,:e 622 Plants, eed, /Fertilze.r 803 r-IoD.e Home Lo.t 816 C Tden C:,unr, elt. .C o' r,.
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201 Help Wanted 400 FINANCIAL- .:,03 1ricellaneous 616 Storage. ViarehousES T'3 sports EQuspment Saleas 810 Farmsn Ac8reage 855 Apartment-I*iurr'h-,3 p ,a-s
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102 Lost & Found
Dark gray w/white under neck. Missing
since March from vicinity of Barnwell
Rd. Please call (904)491-8646.

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.

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handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
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The News'Leader will not
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of the law. All persons are hereby
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201 Help Wanted
Fernandina Beach/Northside Jax Office.
Back office experience preferred.
Benefits. Fax resume (904)491-3173.

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201 Help Wanted
COMMUNITY is seeking- a Wellness
Associate. The Wellness Associate
assists 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, promote 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:
Nassau County is seeking a full time
Facilities Maintenance Director.
$58,731.02 $66,448.75 annually plus
benefits. Requires a Bachelor's degree
in Business, Public Administration,
Engineering or related field
supplemented by six (6) to nine (9)
years of experience in Facilities
Management, Construction, Parks and
-Recreation Administration. Must
possess a valid driver's license.
Applications will be accepted through
May 11; 2012 and can be obtained in
-the Human Resources Department
located at 96135 Nassau Place, Suite
5; Yulee, FL 32097. Phone (904).491-
7332 or fax (904)321-9757.
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an ambitious, result!oriented, adver-
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for selling to established accounts,
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able to work with deadlines. To apply
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OSPREY VILLAGE has the -.l,.,'in,ir
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THE GOLF CLUB at North Hampton
- is In need of full and part-time
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Operators and Food & Beverage
Servers. Apply by email only at:

loving, caring, mature individual to
care for our children age birth to 4
years. Must be able to work a rotating
schedule' including Sunday morning &
evening, Wednesday evening, & special
events. Applications available Mon-Fri,
8:30am-4pm at church office,. 1600 S.
8th St. (904)261-3617

bed drivers. Home weekends, run S.E.
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$1000 sign on to qualified drivers. Home
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- 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 stmarys.frontdesk@gmail.com
or fax to,912-882-7564.

CARIBBEAN TAN & SPA looking for
a Hairdresser with clientele, an
Esthetician with clientele, and also a
Nail Tech. Please call (904)557-5829.

Become a driver for Schneider
National. Earn $750/wk. No experience
needed. CDL & job ready in just 3
weeks. (888)368-1964, ANF

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

now accepting applications for all posi-
tions. In need of qualified, hardworking
individuals to fill roles from Laborer/
Driver to Sales,to CEO. Multiple loca-
tions & 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.
DRIVERS New .freight for refriger-
ated & dry van lanes. Annual salary
$45K to $60k. Flexible hometime. CDL-
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Downtown Fernandina is currently
seeking an Executive Housekeeper.
Position to oversee Housekeeping, pub-
lic areas and laundry. Previous House-
keeping supervisory experience requif-
ed. Email resume to bob.ram-
shaw@hilton.com. No phone calls.
Accepting applications for part-time]
night audit and housekeeping.
Applications available at the Hotel.
Nassau County is seeking a Road &
Bridge Construction Supervisor.
Requires a high school diploma or GED
equivalent supplemented by ten (10)
years of experience in the construction
and maintenance of roads, bridges and
drainage structures, including three (3)
years of experience in concrete/asphalt
surface preparation, and two (2) years
of supervisory experience, Must
possess a valid state Class "B"
commercial driver's license -with no
restriction for air brake. Must have
successfully completed FDOT CTQP'
Asphalt Paving Level I and II,
Earthwork Construction Inspection
Level I and II, and DEP Stormwater
Erosion and Sedimentation Control
Inspector Training Program prior to
application. iMust successfully complete
Intermediate Maintenance of Traffic
course within one hundred eighty (180)
days from date of hire. Applications
will be accepted through May 15,.2012
and can be obtained in the Human.
Resources Department, located at.
96135 Nassau Place, Suite 5, Yulee, FL
32097. Phone (904)491-7332 or fax
EOE/M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace.

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? We are adding to our sales
Team and looking for star performers.
Whether you have, had or planning on
obtaining 'your license, we are inter-
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presenter and communicator, com-
puter savvy and a team player.' Train-
ing and guaranteed leads provided and
unlimited income potential. Send us
an email with your interest and
qualifications. All inquiries confidential.
is accepting applications for front desk,
housekeeping, and maintenance.
Applications available at'19 South 2nd
St., Fernandina Beach.
for front & back pediatric office. Full
time with benefits. Fernandina Beach/
Northside lax office. Fax resume, to
(904) 491-3173.
NOW HIRING in the infant room.
CDA required. Please call 261-5301.
career starts now *$0 Tuition Cost
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looking for a PT or FT Front desk
coordinator, Medical Office Experience
.required. Must be able to multi task in a
fast paced office setting. Friendly with
great customer service qualities & able
to work in a-team is what we are looking
for. Fax resume to (904)277-4177.

I 01 Help Wanted
APPLY NOW 13 drivers. Top 5% pay
& benefits. 2 mos CDL Class A driving
exp. www.meltontruck.com (877)258-
8782. ANF
With Fine Dining Experience
Full & Part Time Positions Available
Espressos Cafe, Amelia Island
see www.espressoscafe.com
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203 Hotel/Restaurant
exp'd cook, salad prep, server, &
cashier for FT, permanent positions.
Flexible schedules & benefits. Email
work history to:
justriaht0s58@bellsouth net.

204 Work Wanted
summer with a concrete patio, driveway
addition, grilling pad, etc. Starting at
,$599. 491-4383 or 237-7324
We do Carpentry, Painting
Install Doors, Windows, Fixtures
'Cleaning, Errands & Chores.
Reliable. Exp'd. (904)277-4261

207 Business
POTENTIAL to generate $4,000 to
$20,000 or more a month with this
activity. No selling. Experience finan-
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Must be computer literate, have customer service experience,
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2012 CLASSIFIEDS News-Leader

Unit.i ndo I 7 % INDSI)N(, VIII. S 942564 OLD NASSAUVILLERD
List Price: $999,000 List Price:. $134,000
A rare find in Omni Amelia Island Plantation. This ocean front villa/town- Don't lettlexterior keepyou from coming inside. This homewas totallyrenorated. Has
home offers 3BR/3.5BA with private courtyard entry. This well-appointed 4 bedrooms and2 full baths. Tile looringthroughout. Kitchen hasgranitecounter tops,
unit is a perfectfit for a primary, second home OR investmient/rental. tiled backsplash and36upper cabinets. hst over a halfacre with large fenced rear yard
l L 'I T

9i7a43 LAriTm WA Y
List Price: $144,900
This 4BR/2BA home was remodeled in 2008 and new metal roof in
2009.Community pool and boat ramp. Great as a starter home, 2nd
home or for your Invesment Owner is a Licensed Realtor. MLS# 56751

/ 2861 W. 611 Street List Price: $699,000

SUNDAY, MAY 6th 12pm 3pm


*OLD DIXIE HIGHWAY List Price: $149, 500 25-Acre parcel

*PRATT SIDING ROAD List Price: $50,000 Wooded 10-acre parcel THE

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301 Schools &

hands on Aviation Maintenance Career.
FAA approved program. Financial aid if
qualified Housing available. Call
Aviation Institute of Maintenance .(866)
314-3769. ANF
home. 6-8 wks. Accredited. Get a di-
ploma. Get a job! Free brochure (800)
264-8330. Benjamin Franklin' High
School, www.diplomafromhome.com.
home. "Medical *Business *Criminal
Justice *Hospitality. Job placement
assistance. Computer available.
Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV;
certified. (877) 206-5165,
www.CenturaOnline.com. ANF

503 Pets/Supplies
FREE DOGS Two female Chihuahuasi
Two Pekingese (1 male & 1 female).

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504 Services

3876,claudetteiqle@Qmail.com. Agency
prices to expensive? Too many people
in and out of your home and they don't
seem to listen but you notice all your
things keep coming up missing?

601 Garage Sales
COOKWARE 2517 Caprice Ln. 5/4 &
5/5, 8am-12 noon. Depression glass,
pink, green & clear. Cookware, copper
Teflon lined, wash basin & pitcher, 2
buttermolds, 32-pc clear glassware set.
Great Mother's Day Gifts!
ESTATE SALE Lane cherry 8 seat
dining set, custom floral heavy weight
sofa with matching tables, oak stained
glass hutch, 'dryer, oriental wool rug,
chic rug & chest, Mikasa (shelves),
formal 8 place setting with coordinating
silver, mahogany end table, wicker
planters, girls 10 speed, air hockey
table, some tools, boat lift parts,
assorted interior & exterior doors &
much more. 96225 Piney Island Dr.
Sat. & Sun., 9am-lpm. No early birds


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
rcel 1 ei" n wre+-'., Pentfi scr enell Inn li n-ft ceilinP new n rpet ?-veir ld ,-orf grealt r- lm & tl- n liviC,

Very nice remodeled 3/2 mobile Fully furnished 4/4 oceanfront Walk. to the Yulee. Middle and Nice price on 1760 sf 3/1.5
home off Old Nassauville Road. penthouse villa in gated Ocean High Schools from this 5/3 Amelia Island home
Walk-in closets in BRs, very nice Village. Hurricane shutters, cen- Hickory Village home. Great w/inground pool, screened
kitchen, two storage sheds., trial vac, crown molding, planta- location, great floorplan, porch and privacy fenced yard.
#57303 ti$70,000 shutters.#7099 $1,100,0cree00#d porch, fenced yard. 33 $112Needs some TC.
#57303 $70,000 #57099 $1,100,O q #57041 $178,500 #56335 $112,100

95330 Spinnaker 3792 sf. ILI I. I: .. ... ... ... .,: ,,
view home located in the exclusive Ameha Island
community of Summer Beach. Grand two story living
room with fireplace, private library/office fii,.rl ,,'.
gourmet kitchen with high end appliances. M ,.i ",i.i.-
offers separate sitting room ,..;- the ocean. Master bachd
features separate vanitics- large shower and oversized jetted
tub. Communi, PoolW Available hilly furnished. On Island.

2 Wild Grape- 2,934 sf. 3BR/3BA well appointed hornme
located on Omni Amelia. I island Plantation. Beautiful
Kitchen with slid surface counter tops and lots of
windows. Living Room with built-in ,,- ..... i.t.: tl
Fireplace and'separate r ,i ,;i,. ... ..I i ..t .,,;.
located on first floor with both Guest Rooms located on
the second along with the Private Study. Large, back porch
that's perfect fa r.,. ,i i: .1 overlooking the private
dock pmd pond. ", *. ., i !>,,.I $2,395/mo

95095 Willet Way- 2845 sf. 4BR/4BA gorgeous Summer
Beach home. Tiled throughout with generously sized living
spaces. Kitchen with Breakfast Bar overlooks the Living
Room and, features granite counter tops and stainless
appliances. Master Suite features a I ... .11 i,' closet and
bath with separate shower. l' ...iil, landscaped
courtyard. Pets ok. On Island. $2,100/mnia

85488 Sagaponack- 2644, sf. 5BR/3.5BA Two story
North .Hampton home backing up to the Preserve.
Bamboo, Tile and carpet throughout. Large Family Room
with Kitchen and Breakfast area overlooking. Guest
Bedrooms plus Jack & Jill Bathroom upstairs. Master Suite
with large walking closet and bath with separate shower
located downstairs. Over sized Screened Porch facing
wooded preserve area. Lawn care & Internet included. No
cats. Off Island. $2,000/mo

95457 Sonoma- 2601 sf. 5BR/2.5BA 2 story house in the
V r. JI i -1-._ 1 bright Family Room opens to Kitchen
1.- 1. 1 i, 1 ti i .. .. Tile and carpet floors. Guest suite
downstairs. Upstairs has Den/Office Loft area with large
Master Suite. Covered Patio overlooking huge fully fenced
backyard. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,650/mo

3322 Fairway Oaks -- 1,456 sf. 2BR/2BA Omni Amelia
Island Plantation villa located on the Fairway. Recently
remodeled with updated Kitchen and appliances.
Generous living spaces with Living/Dinning. Room
combined. Master suite with plivatc bach. Optional AIP
membership available. Washer & Drycr. Pets ok. On

601 Garage Sales
WALK GARAGE SALE to benefit the
.Nassau Humane Society (NHS). Free
10' x 10' spaces are provided for a
10% donation of seller proceeds to the
NHS. 1st/come, 1st/served, by
reservation only. Leave a voicemail for
Shanon at 321-0588 or email
PWGarageSale@hotmail.com for

MOVING SALE Thurs. 5/3 & Fri. 5/4,
8am-lpm. Furniture, lots of plants,
dolls, jewelry, & lots of misc. 315 S.
5th Street, 3 blocks from old
must go! Fri 5/4 & Sat 5/5, 8am-
5pm, N. 14th at Beach. Antique
furniture & collectibles, vintage & new
clothing, kitchen & dining items, lawn
and garden tools, piano and lamps.

FRIDAY ONLY 8am-noon. Plants,
trees, gas stove, & misc. items. 96014
Sea Winds Dr., south end of Clinch Dr.

1602 Articles for Sale

POOL TABLE 3-piece slate, $125.
Call 491-5694 or 556-8581.
- with side burner. Porcelain coated
cast iron grates. Model #7500. Lightly
used, $150. Call (904)491-5412.
FOR SALE Oak TV Armoire, $300.
Tony Little Gazelle Elite, $50. (904)
4 CAST ALUMINUM 15" Jeep/Chrysler
5 lug wheels. $200. (904)261-3035,
FOR SALE Thermo Spa 4-seater,
brand new, $2000. Mexican stone
fountain, $1200. 1 complete concrete
3-tier fountain, $1000. Storage shed
7x7, will take $400. Brick pavers, make
an offer. Land 75x100, Schooner
Landing, originally $127,000 asking
$55,000. 774-249-0513/774-249-0256
suit/Mahogany. King size bed, chest,
lingerie chest, steps, TV & armoire.
$8,900. Call (904)277-6610.


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16 Zachary-- 1668 sf. 3BR/3BA condo just steps from
the beach and golf course. Plenty of cabinet space in this
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2642 Delorean -1369 sf. 3BR/2jA homne located in the
Egans Bluff North community. Lage yard and two car
garage..Pets ok. On Island. $1,250/mo

631 Tarpon 1053 sf. 2BR/1iBA fully furnished town
home located in the Femrnandina Shores community. All
utilities included. Located just two short blocks from the
beach. Pets ok. On Island. $1,150/mo

2488 First Ave. 1088 sf. 2BR/2BA townhouse on First
Avenue in tremandina Beach. Breakfast bar: in the kitchen.
Master bedroom has balcony overlooking the backyard
and Atlantic Oceanl-Pcts ok. On Island. : i I,, /'mo

95118 Gerald -. 1171 sfA 3BR/2BA Nassauville cottage
with lots of yard space. Il.arge cov'cred front porch leads
to Living & Pl;,,: .,. in combo with wood floors. Eat
in kitchen ,ii, ,I.ih -I- microwave. Master suite with
private be,1, T l..:1 ...l -*,1. overlooking porch. Pers
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978 Chad- 1-400 sf. 3BR/l2BA Island'Townhome located
in the heart of Amelia Island on a quite cul'de-sac. Close
to the Fernandina Beach Middle and Hligh Schools. Low
maintenance landscaping. Long driveway with single car
garage. Pets ok. On Island. $1,075/mo

Amelia Lakes #626 1143 sf 2BR/2BA upstairs Amelia
Lakes condo with :r. [ I, .,1 i ,.. bedrooms with lots of
light. Kitchen overlooking living room. Screen porch with
storage. Close to pool and workout center. Pets ok. Off
Island. $900/mo


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on 1/2 acre! 3/2
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$214k MLS 56712

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2BA, 1425 sq ft. Home has emergency generator r
separate well for sprinkler system, plantation shut '
ters, Berber carpet, walk-in shower and closet in n t ... 2 s
Master. Privacy fenced in backyard with a quaint 'eevi
screened, tiled porch with a wall TV. Beautifully
landscaped lawn Garage has a side entry door and
pull down attic door $170,200 MLS#57427
Carlene McDuffie Broker/Owner, ORI (904) 753-15225

Well Maintained Home on preserve lot
i .located in Timber Creek. Home offers many
upgrades wivth 3BR's/3BA's and bonus that
can be easily converted to 4th BR. 2 story
home w/privacy fence in rear on preserves.
Close to 1-95, Jacksonville, Kings Bay or
Amelia Island
$179,900 MLS#56599

i oMarlene Frost, GRI
oeer lAssociae Cel : (904) 557-1155
Island Office Mainland Office
1881 South 14 "Street 474303 SR 200
Fernandina Beach Fernandina Beach

a.. Carey Dresser

Elegant French Chateau design w/ Wow factor!
Built 2005.3,438 sq ft priced to sell @ $132 price
per stI ft, 41K below appraisal! Make your best
offer! Upscale kitchen w/ granite counters
Travertine floors-island wI/2nd sink-stainless r .
steel applances-42" cabinets & buner's pantry. J,' I t
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Fireplace & x-tall French doors & windows. Chaplin Willimns
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S'blic water and sewer available to site, but must
S., hooked up. Plans by Dosia Lynn builders for
M60 sq ft home. Screened porch facing the lake.
I lome to be 3 bedroomi-2 bath.

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hidden retreat, surrounded by lots of trees, a sto.t.-d '.4
fish pond, well kept lawnand a custom cedar Juni
home on 25.39 acres with a two car garage and a 1lIi ,1
detached garage or storage area. This is your change
to own a really nice secluded home but that is still iii
minutes from everything $319,000 MLS# 56097
Carlene McDuffie Broker/Owner, GRI (904) 753-1522


TERI STEVENS Top Listing Agent

SHARON SILVA Top Selling. Agent

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

Charrm, wonderful location, 126' of lake frontage &
great value listed at $ 141 price per square foot. Estate
home offering privacy in serene setting. Separate /VC
& electric meter for north side of house is perfect for
mother-in-law suite 170' winding paver driveway
offers an English estate feel w/over 50 trees.
MLS#56837 $445,000

Chaplin Williams

Superb Oceanfront Penthouse at omni
Amelia Island Plantation. 2200 sqlt. ol luxury liv-
ing,thlsvtlla oilers privacy and amazing Ocean and
Nassau Sound views from every room. Uncommon
penthouse floor plan, unique in offering three spa- .
cious balconies. With walls-of-windows in LR/DR J
and MR, the views are breathtaking. This villa is
equally perfect as a primary residence, 2nd home,
or income producing property. Available furnished.
$895,000 MLS#56291

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Leigh Anderson, GRI
C-A 904-607-1010
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This 3BR/2 full bath home is tucked away in the middle of Amelia Island. A
canal runs behind the home for canoeing. Granite counter tops in kitchen with
skylight. Open and airy with closed in Florida Room with A/C overlooking the
backyard and nature. This is a short sale priced to sell! $149,000 MLS#57435

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221 North 3rd Street
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Karen Werling
rT vI 'Team Werling"
S,(904) 556-9549

AMAZING HOME Very .. spacious 3BR, 2BA, 2076 sq ft.
bright, and open split floor plan. Enormous master bat.
with garden tub and his/her sinks & separate toilet closet
7 x 12' Master Closet. Back screened covered porch anct j
interior courtyard w/confederate Jasmine covered archway ..
16' x 16' Pergola that could be used as a garden or part .
area with water & lighting. Potting area, 6'x 8' green house
Beautifully landscaped yard. $195,000 MLS# 54889 _
Carlene MoDuffie Broker/Owner, GRI (904) 753-1522
474303 E. SR 200 FERNANDINA BEACH, FL. (9 4) 53


S. What a RARE Find in Historic Old Town!
Main Fouse 2/2 & Garage ApartmnenL.Tiis clhrniing
a bull tiutomeltas lots or style and historic Flavor w/m iod-
..... .- - ern appeal Wraparound screened porch, tetactied
garage with garage apartmUeiit. Too tunly upgrades to
cov*tr Convetleiilyr. Ioteil next to iger Poitl Marin t
t i Commuity Boat Ramip, Fort Cliincr State Pack &
j inules to Cumberland Sound & tOIean.
--$748,345 MLS#52661

Marlene Frost, GR1
Broker Associsite Cell: (904) 557-1155
Island Office Mainland Office
1 South 14 Street 474303 SR 200
rnandina Beach Fernandina Beach

Darlene Morris, GRI

This 3000SF Estate Executive home with marsh frontage
can't be built today for $1,9/SF. Open gourmet kitchen
to sunset vies every night. A screened scr sleeping porch
and open deck adds to living, entertaining, and relax-
ation. Cozy up to the fireplace in the family loom and
watch the chef bake cookies!! Home Warranty, private /? ..
well saves money for cirigation only, soft water system, I .'a'. 'p..., i
invisible fence, dual HVAC, large bont s room, custo ... L '4ot A
built cabinets, soaring 20' ceiling in LR w/ceiling to floor
windows, fruit trees. Exterior protected by Rhino Shield t : ,
Ceramic Coat/25 yr warranty. Minutes to beaches and
historic downtown Fernandina Heach. $450,000 Realty

This is the perfect... 3 BR, 2 full BA, 1828 sq ft home l < '
for the feel of country living but with all of your con- ' ,'
veniences just right around the corner. Secluded and
private on a large shady lot, Homne features an open -;.r
floor plan with vaulted ceilings, sky lights, custom trim a i g ',
& crown moulding through out, and bamboo plank a. _
flooring. New roof, A/C unit, windows, siding and _i'.i
doors replaced in 2005. $185,000 MLS# 54892 -- --.-
Carlene McOuffie Broker/Owner, GRI (904) 753-1522
474303 E. SR 200 FERNANDINA BEACH, FL. (904) 7 -1 522





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Oceanfront condo on the Plantation. 1BR/1BA, Efficiency with easy
beach access and gorgeous ocean views, eat-in kitchen, ceramic tile
and community pool. Water, sewer and trash included. $1395
* 1373 Plantation Point (Plantation Point Subdivision) 1900sf-
.3BR/2BA Fully furnished home has a beachy feel throughout. Living
areas feature vaulted ceilings and the great room opens to breakfast
nook and kitchen. Large Master with sitting area: Walk-in closet in
Master bedroom. Natural setting in back yard and room on the patio
to grill. Lawn service included. Available July 1st $1595'
* 403 Tarpon Avenue, Unit #112 (Ocean Park Condominiums)
1432sf Fully furnished 3BR/2BA very nice condo one block from
the Beach. Two Master baths, dining in family room, closet pantry,
carpet and ceramic-tile, mini blinds, covered patio/deck, tennis courts
and swimnuing pool. One-car garage and driveway parking. Water,
sewer and Association fees are included. $1650
* 1371 Mission San Carlos (Plantation Point Subdivision) 2100sf
- 4BR/2BA Fully furnished, kitchen pantry, fireplace, vaulted ceil-
ings. covered patio/deck, mini blinds and shutters, carpet & ceramic
tile and 2-car garage. Washer/Dryer, lawn care and pest control
included in rent. $1695 Available now through November 30th
* 18 Harrison Creek (Amelia Island Plantation) 11,000sf -
5BR/6BA Gorgeous home on The Planation. Home has 5 bedrooms, 5
bathrooms, plus 2 half baths and 4-car garage. Pool, outdoor fireplace,
patio living area, boat dock with lift. Professional kitchen; granite
countertops, oversized laundry downstairs, plus second laundry room
on second floor. Master BR on main level. Three bedroom suites, plus
rec room and study on second floor. Private in-law suite great for
guests. $8000
* 1843 Perimeter Park Road (Amelia Park Subdivision) -
2BR/2BA, Master bath has garden tub and walk-in shower, guest bath
has tub/shower, nice built-in desk in kitchen, granite counter tops,
closet pantry, balcony off kitchen, formal dining area, carpet and
.ceramic tile, patio/deck and 1-car garage. Lawn care included.
Available May 1st $1295

* 1651 S. Fletcher Avenue, 1500sf- 2BR/2BA Two story, open and
airy Beach house across street from the ocean. Two bedrooms with a
bonus room/possible 3rd bedroom, 2 full bathrooms, hardwood floors
upstairs it bedrooms and hallway with carpet in living room and
ceramic tile in the kitchen. Drapes and mini blinds and vaulted ceil-
ings. Covered patio/desk, lots of natural light from windows and sky
lights. Fenced-in back yard. Easy Beach access just across the street.
* 86148 Vegas Blvd. (Hideaway Subdivision) 1616sf- 4BR/2BA,
Nice home with private rear yard convenient to community pool, two
Master baths, dining in family room, eat-in-kitchen, carpet and vinyl
floor, mini blinds, community pool and 2-card garage. Lawn care,
Association fees and pest control included in rent. Available June 1st
*86169 Cartesian Pointe Drive (Cartesian Pointe Subdivision)
1710sf 3BR/2BA Full Master bath, dining in family room, eat in
kitchen, kitchen island and closet pantry, carpet & vinyl flooring,
drapes and mini blinds, vaulted ceilings, private yard/courtyard,
patio/deck, playground in common area and 2-car garage. $1295
* 75049 Edwards Road 4BR/2BA Waterfront house minutes from
1-95. House has private dock with boat launch. Recently renovated
kitchen, carpet and ceramic tile throughout, fireplace, covered
patio/deck, fully fenced-in yard. 1-car garage and 2 + car carport.
Water and sewer included. $1395
*402 S. 11th Street, Unit C 3BR/1BA Upstairs unit in triplex.
W/D hook-ups inside. $795
* 2866 Mantanazas Avenue, 2150sf 3BR/2.5BA Townhouse with
full Master bath, dining in living/great room, carpet flooring, vertical
blinds and 2-car garage. Lawn care included in rent. $1695
* 2705 Dolphin Avenue, Unit #1A (Ocean View Villas) 2535sf
- 3BR/3.5BA, Great ocean views and close to tie beach! Dining in
living/great room, breakfast bar/nook, carpet and ceramic tile, shut-
ters, fireplace in living room, wood stove, covered patio/deck apd
covered parking. Available Now! $1995
* 608 Ocean Club Court (Ocean Club Villas South) 3254sf -
4BR/4.5BA Ocean front condo on the Plantation. Full Master bath,
kitchen island, ceramic tile, fireplace and community pool. $8,000

Amelia Parke Towne Center Office space, 4,500sfwill divide S. 14th Street (Jasmine Plaza) Approx. 2400sf. Commercial
Atlantic Ave @ 14th 1,600sf Office $1,300/mo space $10/sf
501 Centre St (Maxwell Bldg) individual offices 116 Centre St. 2900sf $3,000/mo.- Gateway to
Centre Street & 4th (Swan Bldg) individual offices Amelia Suite 201N, 2 rooms with total 370sf, includes utilities
+ CAM, $695
1799 US HWY 17 1196sf Commercial building, $1,500/mo.
Sadler Road 625sf Building on 1 acre lot. $1,500

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DOUBLEWIDE 3BR/2BA + office, in
Yulee. Services dogs only. $1000/mo. 859 Homes-Furnished
+ deposit. (904)704-4989 85 9Homes-Furnished

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

855 Apartments
BR, private but close to shopping,
great dock & fishing, boat lift, possible
rental. Available July 1. (904)703-4265
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

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1865 Highland Drive 3BR/2BA. 2.187sq.f. on largelot.
$1200/mo + udlidies.
*Spring BlScsom L.ne 4BR/3BA In Azalea Poine $1650
a month + utiiaes
2BR/IBA furnished 1801 S FletcherAve S1.6501mo.
includes most utilities, water, sewer, garbage. cable and
internet Available in April.
Ocean-view 487 S. Fletcher Across dtie street from
the beach. All util,wi-fi,TV & phone.
*3BRI 3BA townhome in Sandpiper Loop $1850/wk
plus taxes & cleaning fee.
474414 SR 200/AIA,- 840 sq, ft. office space + 2.000
sq fitwarehouse area. igh visibility area $3.120.09 +.
aales tax.
Five Points Village 1.200 sq. fLAI A/S 8th S exposure -
Great for real. service, or office, $1.200/mo -ales tax.
Amelia Park 910 approx. sq 3 offices, recepdon
area, kitchen and bathroom. $1450/mo + utilities
1839 S. 8tl St adjacent to Huddle House. .195 sq.ft
$17001mo. lease + -taxale also considered
Nursery Office, greenhouse, shade houses with a
fenced, irrigatedc outside space for plants. Excellent
location wid, high viability. Call for'decils
SSR 200/AIA 4,800 sq.ft air conditonned warehouse
and office space combo, great visibility $11.05 sq. ft+
sales tax Gross Rent $4,729.40/ month
Office Complex watenana n fo ale / axdell.tl inAL
rosei, 1941 -ona ODr4690 sq.ftL including addition-
al Iot Call for more info 261 -4066

fenced backyard, close to schools.
Service animals only. $900/mo. +
$900/dep. 1 yr lease. (904)277-4473

860 Homes-Unfurnished
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
2 HOMES FOR RENT off island.
3BR/2BA, Heron Isles. $975 $1,000.
Call' (904)206-1370, The Real Estate
Centre, Inc.
TOWNHOME 2168A First Avenue,
built in 2009, 1750 sq. ft., 3BR/3.5BA,
double garage. (904)206-0238
YULEE 2BR/2BA, recently renovated.
New :arpet & ceramic tile. New CH&A.
1 acre fenced, 2-car carport, large
screened back porch, lots of storage.
Ref's/lease req'd. No smoking. $800/
fmo.+10P0, dep. 225-9.90, -f684..

1861 Vacation Rentalsi
Mountains. River overlook, cozy, well
furnished, majestic views. Peaceful.
$495 a week. Call (904)757-5416.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.

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

1864 Commercial/Retail
garage doors. $475/mo. + $400 see.
dep. Utilities included. (904)424-3895

901 Automobiles
2003 FORD EXPEDITION 3rd row
seating, very low miles, $11,900.
1990 MUSTANG GT Convertible -
96,000 miles, maroon exterior w/
maroon leather interior, 25th Anniver-
sary Edition. $5,500. (904)583-8581


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

3 Bedroom Special

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622 Plants/Seed
3rd,, 4th & 5th. Home grown shrimp
plants for sale. Tomato plants & more.
Thurs. & Fri., lpm-5pm and Sat., 8am-
5pm. North 14th St. to historic Old
Town, 818 San Fernando St., Feman-
dina. Questions? Call (904)583-7341.

625 Free Items
Yulee ideal for bulkhead & water/
land erosion. Call (912)384-7120.

802 Mobile Homes

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

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
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.

806 Waterfront
w/largest dock in area, boat lift,
mother-in-law apt., Brazilian cherry
floors. Priced to sell. Gay Browne, with
Keller Williams (904)703-4265.

on Bonnieview, over an acre, vacant
with some utilities. Contact 1-904-415-

808 Off Island/Yulee
Sat. & Sun., May 5 & 6, lpm-4pm.
3BR/3BA, 3-car garage in North
Hampton at 861821 N Hampton Club
Way. Daune Davis Watson Realty Corp.
LOFTON POINTE 1440 sq ft. Pristine
3BR/2BA open living design, Ig. comer
lot. Lease / Buy option. $155,500
Negotiable. (904)261-6162

1813 Investment Property
Investment, motel, all refurbished,
roof, etc. Priced $489,000. Just listed.
Gay Browne, Keller Williams 904-703-


851 Roommate WantedI
female to share large executive home
on island with two traveling pro-
fessionals. $500/mo. Please call (904)

852 Mobile Homes
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WiFi included. (904)225-
3BR/2BA SW Kitchen has tile floor.
New laminate floor. Water included.
Yllee. $795/mo. (904)501-5999
w/addition, storage, water & trash
included. Chester area, 87441 Haven.
Rd. $900 + util., $500 dep.' 583-0012
or 277-2824
3BR/2BA SINGLEWIDE on 1/2 acre
located in Yulee. $750/mo. + $500
deposit. 491-4383 of (904)237-7324
acre located on Douglas Rd. $700/mo.
+ $700 deposit. 753-2155 or 753-2156

2BR/1BA YULEE Available now.
$600/mo. + $600 deposit. No smoking.
Service animals only or possible small
pet. (904)583-7326

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
APT.- Utilities included except electric.
$875/mo. + $600 sec. deposit. (904)
EFFICIENCY Large bathroom with
Jacuzzi. All utilities included. $600/mo.
utilities. Available June 1st. $675/mo.
+ $500 sec. (904)424-3895
For Rent 2BR/1.5BA TH apt. CH&A,
stove, refrig., carpet. Service animals
only. $795/mo. 828 Nottingham 'Dr.

857 Condos-Furnished
2BA on 2nd floor. Large deck. Includes
water, trash, phone/cable/internet.
Pool & Tennis. Close to beach. $12001
mo. $50 app. fee. Available 6/1/12.
Long term lease. Call Sea Horse
Properties (904)572-4788.
Amelia Surf & Racquet. Pool, tennis
courts, workout room. Year lease.
$1500/mo. (904)277-4284

1858 Condos-Unfurnished
Over 3400sf On 2nd floor overlooking
Intercoastal Waterway, 3BR/3.SBA,
fireplace, wet bar, gated community
pool and parking garage. Asking
$3,000/ino. + utilities. Call (904)753-
4147 or (904)321-3444.
Summer Beach, ground fir, 2 pools,
gated comm. 1 yr lease. $1700/mo.
2BR/1BA, ground floor. Pool, tennis,
clubhouse, 1 block from beach. year
lease. Deposit. $895. (904)261-5630
Paradise 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe condos
in gated, lakeside community with 24/7
fitness ctr, resort-style pool, ten-nis &
more! Lots of upgrades! Starting at
just $749/mo! Call Tammy for our
spring special at .(904)415-6969 for a
showing. www.amelialakes.com