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FRIDAY. JNE I. 2012/18 PAGES 2 SECT7ONS *'bnewsleadercom

Shelter staffer Melissa Day removes Water from an outside walkway Tuesday after rains from Tropical
Storm Beryl. As a stopgap measure, Nassau Humane Society installed retractable tarps on all of the
outdoor kennels earlier this year to provide some protection from wind and rain. "This is, however,
another reminder of our desperate need to have indoor dog kennels for our homeless dogs," NHS
President John Landregan said.

Shelter from the storm.

During the relentless heat of sunm-
mer, you'll find Mary Witt hosing
down the corrugated metal roofs of
the outdoor kennels that house most
of the Nassau Humane Society's shel-
ter dogs.
The shelter tech says when it's 90
degrees outside Lhe- temperature
inldie trhr outdnor cnclo-.ure-: can
quickly top 103. In the winl rr, they try
to keep the animals warm uAng tarps
as wind shields because heaters, like
fans in the summer, are a fire hazard
in the building that is more than 40
years old.
"It's so hot in the summer and so
cold ih the winter we do what %we
can but the tradeoff is, if you let (the
kennels) go empty, you're not helping
as many dogs, it's a Catch-22," said
board member Ed Hardee. a long-
time Nassau Humane Society volun-
teer who works closely with its adop-
tion program.
Soon, however, these and myriad
other problems will be distant mem-
ories. After securing a $500,000 com-
mitment from thecity of Fernandina
Beach and a 40-year lease agreement
with two five-year options, the Nassau
Humane Society is finally moving for-
ward with plans for a new $1.5 million
shelter on a parcel of city land direct-
ly west of its dog park on Airport
"At this point it is cheaper to
replace than to renovate" the existing

-- -- - - - -- - -- r
,. ,Designed by Cotner Associates Inc. Architects with engineers~'ilefte
& Associates Inc., the new $1.5 million Nassau Humane Society shelter
*: A.S.85-square-foot feline building with 51 four- by six-foot indo0r/out-
ioor :dns able to hold multiple cats, plus group rooms forloungin.r and
&: .,I879-square-foot canine building with 44 five- byeight-fDot ,.
iindgoiitj~o~desi's, eaph capable -of holdina one to three .dp1.2'*
1 ,i. b ir.^frolbidnlg. wding w li h 0"i*Mid
feline dens
S*A 2,989-square-foot administration building
The new shelter also will feature a courtyard garden with walkways;
multiple dog training and exercise runs, covered walkways, lauhdry and.
storage areas, a receiving room for potential adoptees,'offices, a lab, .
operating room, lobby, conference room and garage. The ail-conditionead,
area will total 9,665 square feet. .
The building has-been designed following health protocols from-.
University of.Califomia Davis, the preerminent veterinary school, arnd
based on shelter gandard bearers like the Animal Rescue League in
Washington, D.C., and the cities of Denvel, Colo.,and San Francisco,
To make a pledge to the building fund, which offers numerous pay-
ment and naming options; visit www.nrisau or call
Geffrey Cross at 261 -3028. All money will be held in escrow until
$785.000 is pledged.

building, which was never intended to
house a shelter and has been added
to piecemeal over the years, said John
Landregan, Nassau Humane Society
president. "We've put as much lip-
stick on the old pig as we can. We
need something we can be proud of
and that will uplift the community."
The timeline is aggressive, noted
NHS board member Mike Clowbr, a
retired licensed contractor who is

overseeing the building project.
"We're going to hopefully be permit-
ted by October and by the fourth
quarter we would be starting con-
struction of the first canine building
and animal control."
"We want to go through one more
winter with the existing kennels, but
not more than that," said Landregan.
SHELTER Continued on 3A

Nassau declares

emergency in

wake of

Nassau County has declared a local
state of emergency in the wake of
Tropical Storm Beryl. Commissioners
convened a special meeting at 6 p.m.
Tuesday to make that determination.
The local state of emergency allows
the county to request, but does not
guarantee, state and federal funding to
assist with recovery efforts.
The board's announcement trailed
one that Jacksonville Mayor Alvin
Brown made Saturday, prior to the
storm's landfall on-the First Coast.
Nassau's Emergency Management
Director Danny Hinson said neigh-
boring Clay and Putnam counties have
issued similar orders, fueling specu-
lation that Gov Rick Scott will issue a
regional state of emergency for
Northeast Florida.
County Manager Ted Selby said
the purpose of the emergency decla-
ration was to claim Nassau's piece of
the pie, should federal dollars become
S "We didn't declare a local state of
emergency earlier because we really
didn't need to." Commission Chair
Stacy Johnson said. ":.. We're doing it
now in order to recoup some of the
funds after the fact for the citizens."
"Obviously the larger your need,
the better your chances are of getting
some federal assistance," Selby told
commissioners. Staff, he said, was tal-
lying and assessing the damage "to'
see what kind of dollar figure we can
get our hands around."


Selby said, save for a leak at the
Tax Collector's Office, county build-
ings sustained no damage. "We had
no significant damage of note to any.of
our buildings," he added.
Despite incidents of trees and their
limbs crashing through homes,
Nassau County Fire Chief Matt Graves
said, no residents or emergency
responders were hurt during the
"We may be able to include some of
the beach renourishment from SAIS-
SA (the South Amelia Island Shore
Stabilization Association) in that num-
ber, which could get to be a sizeable
number in a hurry," said Selby. The
project may be eligible for federal aid,
he said, because the board agreed to
sponsor it months ago.
The county manager said another
source of potential reimbursement
may be the overtime hours logged by
'public works and facilities maintenance
employees during recovery efforts.
Business owners adversely affect-
ed by the storm, Selby added, may be
poised to recover money for losses of
"We've asked citizens and busi-
nesses to report any damage to the
(Emergency Operations Center)," said
Johnson. The Amelia "Island-
Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of
Commerce, she added, issued a sur-
vey to local business owners to evalu-
ate any damage caused by the storm.
Building Official Robert McKinney
said a damage assessmerlt team of
BERYL Continued on 3A

City beaches open;
A* A

debris a priority

City beaches and the Sadler Road idential collection effort
beach access road were reopened late working throughout the v
Wednesday morning, city officials said. city residents only). Yard d
Lifeguards are staffed at Main Beach be placed at the edge of:
and Seaside parks as well as the coun- ty but not in the street. Sn
ty beach parks at Peters Point and of construction debris (i
Scott Road. North Beach Park and masonry, etc.) can be
Burney Park will be patrolled as nor- garbage bins but should
mal, with the yard debris. Pr
Central Prk is open but thosewho ers are reminded to u
use it or Egans Creek Greenway are licensed contractors to pei
advised to be wary offalling tree limbs home repair work. Sto
or fallen trees or branches, efforts such as this often
. Storm debris cleanup and collec- sient, unlicensed/uninsu
tion remains a priority: The city has a who may charge high fees
standing contract with Advanced ability issues for the proper
Disposal Services and both are com- All city programs and.
emitting additional resources to the res- running as scheduled.

and will be
weekend (for
debris should
your proper-
nall amounts
.e. shingles,
placed in
not be mixed
operty own-
se insured,
form tree or
rm cleanup
attract tran-
red workers
of create lia-
;rty owner.
activities are

'The state Boa
warned that 2012 F
be lower than previo
tough new "2.0" st
held true for third
math results release
Compared to 2
cent of Nassau Cou
tested at level 3 or
this year 66 perce
level or better. State
56 percent.
Math proficiency
percent in 2011 ti
forming'at dr above
year. Statewide the

'ERRY Thetesi
Leader caveat noti
is based on
ard of Education standards
CAT scores would are more ri
ous years thanks to lower on t
:andards, and that previous sc
grade reading and subjects."
;ed Thursday. And a pr
011 when 86 per- new stand
nty's third graders year's score
above in reading, with 2012 r
:nt attained grade 2.0).
wide the total was Howeve
against cc
y dropped from 87 scores beca
o 65 percent per- from FCA'
re grade level this earned th
e total was 58 per- against ea
2012 is the

math scores drop
t results were posted with a established under the new system.
ng, "Because the FCAT 2.0 This transition is necessary to align
n more demanding content the statewide assessments with the
and achievement standards Next Generation Sunshine State
gorous, scores may appear Standards more rigorous curricu-
he new scale than on the lum standards that were adopted to
cale for certain grades and help ensure students are being ade-
quately prepared for college and
press release noted that if the today's competitive job market, accord-
ards were applied to last ing to the state Department of
res, they would fall in line Education.
results (see FCATvs FCAT Education Commissioner Gerard
Robinson issued a a statement saying
er, the state board warned that despite differences in the way
>mparing year' over year this year's and last year's results are
cause 2011 was the transition reported, "impact data comparisons
'to FCAT2.0 and students show third graders did slightly high-
eir levels by competing er than estimated in math and slight-
ch other statewide, while
First year levels are being FCAT Continued on 5A

Percent achieving a level 3 out of 5
Statewide ..................... ............ . ........... 56
Emma Love Hardee ........ ................... ........... 74
Yulee Elementary ..................... .......... ........... 64
Callahan Intermediate ......... ....................... 65
Hilliard Elementary ................... ................... .. .65
Bryceville Elementary .............. ...................... 55
in 2011 86 percent of Nassau County third graders scored at level
3 or above in reading.

FCATmath scores
Percent achieving a level 3 out of 5
Statewide .......................... ................. .. .. 58
Emma Love Hardee ................. ..................... 64
Yulee Elementary ................... ............... ... 60
Callahan Intermediate .... ....... ............... ...... 68
Hillard Elementary .......................................... 76
Brycevlle Elementary .............. ................. ...58
In 2011 87 percent of Nassau County third graders scored at level
3 or above in math.

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Juanita Byrd
Mrs. Juanita Byrd, age 83 of Fernandina
Beach, FL passed away Monday morning,
May 28,2012 at her residence.
Mrs. Byrd was born on August 26,1928
in Thomasville, GA, the daughter of the
late Johnnie and Ethel Wright. She gradu-
ated High School in Thomasville, GA and
moved to Belle Glade, FL
were she began to drive
school buses for Palm
Beach County School sys.
After her retirement,
Mrs. Byrd came to
Fernandina Beach in the
late 70's. She was a founding member of the
Elks Lodge in Nassau County and a mem-
ber of Macedonia AME Church.
She leaves behind her daughter,
Deborah Ann Byrd Springs and her hus-
band Herman of Fernandina Beach, her
granddaughters Michelle Evette Springs
of Virginia Beach, VA and Ebony Eshae
Springs Velazquez and her husband
Quinton of Suffolk, VA and her great-grand-
daughter Essence Velazquez, also of
Suffolk, VA, her sister-in-lair Daisy Johnson
ofJacksonville, FLand a host of nieces and
Funeral service will be held at 11:00AM
on Saturday at the Macedonia AME Church
with Rev. Wendell Webster officiating. Burial
will take place on Monday at 1:00 PM in
Foreverglades Cemetery in Belle Glode,
FL The family will receive friends from 5-
7 pm this evening at the funeral home.
Please share her life story and leave
condolences at
Oxley-jfeard Funeral Directors

Linda Campagna Kroesen
Mrs. Linda Campagna Kroesen, age 63,
formally of Port Charlotte, FL passed away
Wednesday evening, May 30, 2012 at the
Kindred Hospital of North Florida in Green
Cove Springs.
She was born on September 24,1948 in
Patterson, NJ the daughter
of the late John and Daisy
Campagna. Mrs. Kroesen
was a 1966 graduate of
'Lakeland Regional. High
School in Wanaque, NJ. She
was Christened, Confirmed,
and married on February
1,1970 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic
Church in Haskell, NJ- Mrs. Kroesen
attended Averett College in VA for two years
and finished her Bachelors degree .in
Education at-Patterson State College in NJ.
She continued on to receive her Masters in

Education from Nova University in Sarasota, and Beverly Reynods, greatgrandson Noah
FL Mrs. Kroesen was an educator in pub- Reynolds and great-granddaughter Natalie
lic and private schools, first at Our Lady Reynolds:
Queen of Peace in West Milford, NJ and The family received friends from 5 PM
later for over 32 years in the Charlotte to 7PM Thursday at Oxley-Heard.
County School system. She attended Sacred Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM
Heart Catholic Church in Punta Gorda, FL today at the First Baptist Church with Rev.
She leaves behind her daughters Jeff Overton and Rev. Steve Dees, officiat-
Christina Smith and her husband Jason of ing. She willbe laid to rest with her hus-
Fernandina Beach, FL and Lisa Assaf and band in the Brickyard Cemetery near Kings
her husband Michael of Jacksonville, FL, Ferry, Fla
her former husband and father of their two Please share her lfe story atwww-oxley-
daughters, Charles E. Reep Ill of Lebanon, -
TN, abrotherJerry Campagna and his wife:, : OxieeardFunerw lDiecrs
Christina of Bedford, NY and her grand-. : :- -
children Ashley Balcomb and Lauren" "innie HemrilckTennille
Stickney, both of Jacksonville, FL and many Oem K ennu i
nieces and nephews. Bonnie Hemrick Tenille of Amelia
The family will receive friends on IslanFlorida, died peacefully at her home
Saturday at 9:00 AM in the Burgess Chapel on May 30(2012, following a brief illness.
of Oxley-Heard. A Mass of Christian Burial Sh'wil alwaysbe remembered asa loving
will be Celebrated at 11:06 AM on Saturday. mothei;grandmother, daughter, sister, and
atSt Michael's Catholic Church with Father- friend who lived with an unfailing grace,
Jose Kallukalum officiating. She will be laid- positive attitude, creativity, and concern for
to resting Bosque-Bello Cemeteryfollowing others.
the service. A longtime resident of me)ia Island
If so desired, memorials may be made in- Plantation, she was the founder and visioin-
her name to Shop with Cops, c/o Fernan- ary of The Plantation Shdop at Palmetto
dina Beach Police Department, 1525 ime Walk ShoppingVillage which has been an
St, Fernandina Beach, FL32034. island shopping destination for ovbr three
Please share her life story at www.oxley- decades. .. : She was born July 20,1943, in Winston-
Oxley-HeardFuneralDirectors Salem, North Carolina, daughter& of Paul
Houston and Loiise Tuttle Hemrick. She
-Ethel H. Reyn old \ attended R. J. Reynolds High School and
Ethel H. Reynolds .Salem College. -
Mrs. Ethel H. Reynolds, 95, of- .She is survived by her son, Wilson Rose
Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away peace- Tennille, Jr. and his wife Lynn Morgan,
fully at her residence Tuesday evening: Tennille of Amelia Island, and her daughter
May 29, 2012. Cassandra Byrd Tennille and her husband
Born March 24, 1917 in Hilliard, Fla to Michael Welling .and granddaughters
the late Zack and Polly Ann Haddock, she Margaret and Loiise Margeson o Atlanta,
grew up in Hilliard and attended school in' Georgia. Other survivors include,a sister,
Kings Ferry, Fla. o Phyllis Hemrick Dunning of Winston-
In 1937, she married Woodrow W. Salem, North Carolina and two brothers,
Reynolds. and they soon moved to Paul Donald Hemrickand his wifeBarbara.
Fernandina, Fla, where he worked as an Monnett Hemrick of Atlanta, Georgia and
auto mechanic before opening the Reynolds Robert Gordon' Hemrick of Clemmons,
Oldsmobile Dealership in Fernandina, Fla. North Carolina, and' many nieces and
in 1948. Mr. Reynolds passed away in 2002. nephews, and other relate ives: She was pre-
During her lifetime, Mrs..Reynolds tended deceased by her parents and a brother,
to her family and she and Mr. Reynolds Richard Steven Hemrick.
were founding members of Five.Points A memorial service will be held at 12:00
Baptist Church. noon on Saturday, June 2, at The Amelia
Mrs. Reynolds held various positions' Plantation Chapel.
and served as church pianist for many In lieu of flowers, donations can be made
years. to Community Hospice of Northeast
She leaves behind her sons Herschel Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Rd, Jacksonville,
W. (Sandra) Reynolds and Merrill "Bubba" FL 32257 or Angel Watch Home Care, Inc,
Reynolds,.her daughter, Merrilyn "Sissy" 1869 S8th Street,SuiteA,Amelia Island, FL
Lipinski, (Mark), all of Fernandina Beach, 32034. .
Fla, her:brother Cecil (Shirley) Haddock of Please share her ife story at www.okdey-
Birmingham. Ala': her grandson. Alien

'Gennifer) Reynolds, granddaughters Teresa

Oxley-Heard FuneralDirectors

Downtwnrooves tonight with Sounds on Centre
ShI A 1VAr, 'r: A3' 'O'1iO!

2012 SOCChair.

Tonight, you'll have 'the
opportunity to party with some
of Fernandina's finest as you
listen to great music from
Amelia Island's own The
Instant Groove Band. Join us
on Centre Street from 6-8 p,m.
for music guaranteed to trans-
port you back to a cool time in
your life..
You can't listen to the Instant
Groove Band without instantly
feeling sexy and young. Even
the grayest curmudgeon on the
island will think of earlier days.
When I hear Johnnie
Robinson play his horn in
"Stormy Monday" I envision
myself in a dark nightclub chill-
ing with' friends. Then the
Instant Groove breaks into a
funky rendition of "Mustang
Sally" or "Down Home Blues"
and I'm dancing. Folks from the

Master food
Would you like to develop
knowledge about food and nut
share it with others? The Uni
Florida Extension Service is .
Master Food and Nutrition Educ
gram for selected individuals i
The title of Master Food and

"greatest generation" will love
"The Shadbw/.of YFur Smile"
and "Eools Rush in.".
STwo Instant Groove mem-
bers are Fernandina born-and-
raised Johnnie Robipson
(horns and vocals) and Law-
rence Holmes (lead vocals and
percussion). Almost homesy"
are Sam Hamilton (drums) and
Scott Gidden (keyboard and
Most locals will recognize
Robinson as 'the ;Fernandina
High School band director since
1987, where,he launched the
career of many professional
musicians. He went to school
with lead vocalist Holmes and
their close friendship makes for
a seamless blend of music. Off
stage, they poke at each other
like brothers and have lots of
fun. .
Holmes often brags on
Robinson and his contributions
to Fernandina's young musi-

cipis "One of m greatest pleas-
ures with Instant Grove has
been the wealth of young, world
class musicians I have met and
played with through the direc-,
tion ofJohnnie," said Lawrence.
This past Shrimp Fest, the high
school resemblee opened the
show. These students have been
the 'rockingest'.part of the
Holmes is very passionate
about continuing the music pio-
gram at the high school after
Robinson retires in a few years.
He rattles off the names of
Robinson's students who have
played with Instant Groove. "It's
.been a pleasure to play with
John Davis, Chris Davis, Cam
Ray, lance Green; Jason Ander-
son, and Gabriel Arnold and
Instant Groove has per-
Sformed at Sounds on Centre
since its inception in 2007. If
we're lucky the Instant Groove

Band will sell their CD record-
ed live at the' Frisky Mermaid'
Bar & Grill It's a raw mix of
jazz. blues. Latin and funk.
The Historic Fernandina
'Business Association and I
thank our two headline spon-
sors Florida Public Utilities
and Rayonier/TerraPointe. We.
appreciate our other sponsors:
Amelia Island Graphics, Citrona
Homes, Coca-Cola, Crab
Trap/Amelia Hgtel, Doo Wop's
Best 50s Diner Caf6, the Great
Harvest Bread Company,
Hampton Inn & Suites, the
Kirouac Group,. the News-
Leader, P5'Productions, Pablo's
Grill & Cantina, Palace Saloon;
.RebosTravel and Rick Keffer
Dodge Chrysler Jeep.
For a schedule of bands this
season, check out SoundsOn For any questions,
contact Madeline Richard at
Citrona Homes at 310-6900.or

education program to start in August
in-depth Volunteer is given'to those who receivethe port potential volunteers on most tr
rition 'and training. They agree to give volunteer serv- days to the site. Sessions are front
versity of ice to their local Extension Office. am.-4 p.m. Training will include topic
offering a Training will be held atthe Duval County as basic nutrition, food safety-and the
:ation pro- Cooperative Extension Service on Wednes- food preservation updates. A $75
n Florida. days, beginning Aug. 1 and ending Oct 3. covers lab supplies. Contact Meg Mc
Nutrition Your County Extension agent will trans- at 491-7340 or

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Booksae Blood Alliance website at or at
The Nassau County the bloodmobile the day of
Home Educators will spon- the drive.
sor a Used Bookand s
Curriculum Sale today and Garag ale
June 2 at the Fernandina Cats Angels will hold a
Beach Church of Christ, garage sale June 9 from 9
1005 South 14th St. The sale am.-1 p.m. at 709 S. Eighth
will be open to the public St. Choose from aide vari-
Friday from noon to5 p.m. ety.of items including house-
and Saturday frop 9 ajm. to wareshome decorations,
noon and will feature lots of furniture and books. Come
children's books, educational early for the best selections.
materials and teaching aids. This will bethelastgarage
' Therewill also be books for' sale until falland.there will
. adults, as well as videos; b e lots of bargaisis. Bring
computer software, CDs and your aluminum cans- a recy-
games foi all ages. clbin is in the parking lot.
Sllpiroceeds support the cats
Plantdl C atThe Adoption.Center and
On Juie.4 County the nonprofit organization's
ExtensionDirector/Horticul- mission of spay/neuter, res-
ture Agent Becky Jordi will cue, adoption and education.
conduct a Plant Clinic from Visit
In .\ -_ ..^ .4 9 -_ at

IV a.m. unlti a p.m. at ute
Yulee Extension Office (AlA
and Pages Dairy Road). All .
county residents are invited
to bring plant samples show-
ing problems in their land-
scapes. Problems will be, :,:
identified and solutions
offered for correction. Ther'
is no fee for this service. For
information call (904) 879-
1019. Master Gardepers are
on office duty on';Fidays at
Energy talk tips
Oh June 6 at 7 p.m.. .
Nassau Counity Sierra will
feature Tom Larson, policy
manager for Florida for the
-Southern Alliance for Clean
Energy, on energy efficiency
and sustainability. In March
2009, Larson was appointed
to the Florida Energy Code.,
Workgroup advising the
Florida Building Commis-
In March 2011, the North
Florida Clean Cities .
Coalition appointed Larson
to its Board of Directors.
SWith a degree from Miami
University (Oxford, Ohio) in
Public Administration and an
M1 BA from the University
of Chicago, Larson is a con-
tinuing student of human
affairs and environmental
science He will present
money-saving ideas and sug-
gest strategies for policy
change. The, meeting at the
Council on Aging. 1367
South 18th, St., is free and
open to the public. Call 277-
Gardening class
On June|6 from 10-11
a.m., Master Gardener Jane
Brown will conduct a class
on annuals for the hot sum-
mers. Flowering plants will
be reconimended that thrive
during the hottest time of
year. These tough plants will
burst with color, while other
plants are declining and your
garden speeds a beautiful
injection of color.The ses-
sion will take place at the
Demonstration Garden at the
James S. Page Governmental
Complex For information
see the Extension website at:
matters.html or call the
Extension office at (904) 879-
1019. Master Gardeners are
on phone dity Fridays at
Blood drive
The Fernandina Beach
Rotary Club, in conjunction ,
with The Blood Alliance, will
host a blood drive on June 6
from 10 am.-3 p.m. at the
Florida House Inn, 31 S.
Fourth St, downtown
Fernandina Beach. Donors
can secure an appointment in
advance by visiting The

511 Ash Street,
Fernandlna Beach, FL 32034
(904) 261-3696 Fax 261-3698
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Literacy workshop
The Building Blocks of
Literacy, an informative, fun-
filled, hands-on workshop for
parents, teachers, and care-
givers, will be held June 11
from 6:30-8 p.m. at the
Fernandina Beachlibrary.
Learn why reading aloud
reading aloudis so impor- .
tant, how to engage kids in
books and reading, what
activities can enhance the
learning process,;and how '
Sthe Nassau County Public
Library's new take-home
Early literacy kits can help.
Sponsored by the Friends of
theFernandina Beach
Arts forum
.. Artsiand Culture Nassau
will present Building A!
Better:Board, a free commu-
nity torum on June 23,10
a m. to noon, at the Amelia .
Island Museum of History,
233 S.Third St Fernandina
Beach resident Robert
Bolan,-a longtime nonprofit
organizational consultant
who holds a PhD in higher,
education and business from'
the University of Southern .
California, will focus on how
to efficiently fund and struc-
Sture organizations via the
use of community leaders.
'In addition to serving as
an interim CEO for dozens of
organizations, Bolan has
.assisted boards of(directors,,
with governance reviews and
strategic planning through- -
out his career.
Advocates wanted
Florida's Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Program needs
'volunteersto join its corps of
dedicated advocates who -
protect the rights of elders
who live in nursing homes,
assisted living facilities and
adult family care homes. The
program's local councils are
seeking additional volunteers
to identify, investigate and
-resolve residents' concerns.
STraining and certification is
provided. To learn more call
toll-free 1-888-831-0404 or
visit http://ombudsman.

A continuing Computer
Workshop will be held at 1
p.m. on Thursdays in June at
the Council On Aging, 1367
South 18th St., Fernandina
Beach, for people interested
in learning the basics of com-
puter use. Instructor Jan
Cote-Merow has been teach-
ing private and group les-
sons on Amelia Island for the
past 10 years. The cost of
each session is a donation of
$10 to the Council on Aging,
a 501,c3 not-for-profit charity'
For information call Cote-
Merow at 583-2870. '


S field on record for
a pro-amateur golf
YEARS tourney in
--- Northeast Florida
or south Georgia 184 was
in Fernandina Beach for the
$5,000 InvitationaL -
May 31, 196,

After hearing
5 from angry players,
S parents and coach-
YURAS es, the Nassau
-- County School
Board delayed
approval of a proposed middle
school sports program elimi-
nating football and making all
others sports intramural
June 4, 1987

1 O A 1,200-pound
bell, made in New
York in 1889, was
YEARS restored to the hall
--- of the Nassau
County Courthouse in down-
town Fernandina Beach.
May 31, 2002


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Ti for a successful post-sorm cleanup include;
Place qny vegeE planted debris at your road-,
side. Other kinds w be eft behind.
: Do not bag your debris. t's more easily identified as
is. '" '.
ave your debris ready for pickup by early next week
no laler than Tuesday.
SIf you live on a private road, you debris will not
be collected. Calcously sa f to.seeif egibSle for
pick-up. 7
County efforts to dear roads of tre limbs and other
debris could start as son as Tuesday, said County
Manger Ted Seby. .
"We're trying to coordinap the debris pickup now and Mir
will beginthe middle of next week" he said. -
Pubic Works Director Scott Herring stressed tha the
county will collect only vegetative debris and urged resi-
dents not to bag their debris.' .., .
Seby esidthe county heabeen in contact.whththe cop-
tractom t haoontinuiogagreements see hoW .-
qukldy they can mobilizesor debris pickup. The planhe ".
said to.hve contractor making their rounds by. .
STuesdayorWVednes ey. ,.
SCourtytred debris olectors, Herring said, will not,
d e t rad. ....
*'Vi1 oa l the county roads," Selby said. W don't..
go IAo cirs omrntlesU tIhe roads havebeen turned -
ovr to the county for public access, then we go get 'er'
BuIt iyou'ebrls eagate that's not public access!-
: Fdorq~ om ftfta wPuboWorkslepartfent
at 491-7334. ,
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Buldig department tips for home and business repairs
na t of eOerge cy pclud_ ... :

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penit rbr than tt, ts a major er andrequre
a permit ..,
SYoeo don't need a pemil'to tarp xurrnoof'or bqardcyour
Ado E idoor( This'soit.of.orkcan be.performped
with -otverprenthtervkhtion. .
e 'ecIoians can repal~,idrvice entrances and get per-
ii teaTi"day. They-an' also get peitsoiver the.
counter or fax leir information.tq the building department
pctgeorperm .
SBeware- iifjl.n to.hire
an unlIcense4t~ jt bewaregftt'ortractl who,
.rme to you of are Ca. our.
budingl d p tie eo a trait Is:rglstered with
~t county and ljario prfr the k thclaim to
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:' Coity ,iding Official Robert McKikey said
(n 2004 while.wo .id ih Cape Coral he-gbt plerilof expe-
riengei dealing with'arimers.that siw rrfiethearea in
light of Hurr eitharey. ;
"We have pettypgood experience dealing with'the unli-
censed, out-oftstato and unscrupulous contractors," he
'said.,"We arethe best protection residents:have:from
those people."., .
McKinney, aid itLsa commonn practice fbrtt con-;
trabtors to go dlor-4o-door, soliciting offers fbr services
,'such as roof repair, rind ree clearing..Qftqn, he said, they
will demand heftyy deposit and promise to ifo rm the
Work when supplies arrive' They'll ay, "We'll be back as
soon as the shingles come in," McKinney spid..: .
? HH said demands for money upfrbnt are usually good
hint that-a contractor is going to rip you off-.Within days,
WAitKiWffh-r 'safd' the seAm'irhrs have' r dei heir ist~i's,'
tlee~ted re'sidntS and left tbwn entirelyj.A loitof people
lose money in that, and that's preventable
Egnergency.Manaqgement.pirector Danny Hinson said
oi' such scarnmmer had alreddy struck in Nassa 'County
in the wake.df Beryl..A'tree clearing contractor, he said,,
approached a rental community owner and said they were
;doing work In-the area and offered to do some work at the
comruriitWvhen they had finished, Hinsbn said,
'the contracti.'gave the owner a bill for $500, Hinson said
fortunctbly for'the business owner, he had the wts lo call
theaEJiity and refuse'dt6'pay the-exorbitant rate, which '.
was reyer agreed upon before the work began.
: To verify a c Ontiactor or if you suspect a scam, call the
.Nassau County Building Departmnnt at 491-7337.

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The plans designed by
Cotner Associates Inc. Arch-
itects with engineers Gillette &
Associates Inc -include an 885-
square-foot feline building, a
2,879-square-foot canine build-
ing, a 2,912-square-foot animal
control building, a lab and oper-
ating room where a vet will be
in residence, among other fea-
tures, for a total of 9,665 air-
conditioned square feet
"Ire key is, it wi be weath-
erized," said Hardee. Not only
will it be a more humane envi-
ronment for the animals, "it's-
goingto be a lot more attractive
.for people that want to adopt
an animal." Landregan agreed,
noting, "It's people-friendly
when you walk in and it doesn't
: smelL It will be almost a retail
focus where you feel like
you're not an intrusion."
"I don't think it is exorbi-
tant," Landregan added of the
price tag and features, which
were scaled back from earlier
plans drawn -up prior-to the
recession. "You have to be con-
cerned with howyou are going
to operate -you can't go total-
ly cheap."
On that note, Clower said
anything is possible:when it
comes to construction. "From
the building side,.tere's,a lot of
people that would like to see a,
green type of building,jand if

Under the'i city' ,Land
Development Code a waiver for,
tree removaL permits.. an be.
granted for a period after a state
of local emergency has been
declared but the city has not
made such a declaration so the
tree permitting requirements
remain in'effect. : .
.If you have any questions,
call the city Planning Depart-
ment at 277-7325. -. -
Important facts to know are.
The city's tree protection
and permitting requirements
only apply to trees that are 5
inches or greater ih diameter
measured 4 1/2 feet from the
base of the tree. Smaller diam-
eter trees can be removed with
: no permit.
S A pirperty owner has the-
Sright to immediately remove
Sany tree damaged by disease.
fire, windstorm, lightning oc
other acts of nature which pose
an immiihnA t dangie'-to life or"
property. The owner should
document the damagethrough .
a photograph and submit an
after-the-fact Tree Removal'Ap-.
plication form to the city There
is no fde for such removals.'
If a protected tree has,
been damaged but does not
pose an immediate safety haz-
ard, the property owner should
docu nent the damage showing
the need to remove the tree and
submitaTree Removal Applica-
tion to the city to get approval
before the tree is removed.
Again, there is no fee associat-

someone has a nice feeling for
that donate the funds for it
and is there," he said. If some
corporation says, 'I11 give you
the concrete,' it willbe built out
of concrete."
For that reason there is not
yet an elevation rendering of
the building, said Clower, who
hopes businesses and individ-
uals wil feel moved to donate
and help shape the final look
of the shelter.
Donors can pledge to name
just about anything, with levels
for the kennels, gardens.
benches, the "kitty house,"
administration building you
pay, you can name it
Most of all, Landregan
hopes to find that "legacy
donor," who would have nam-
ing rights to.the entire build-
"Any type of capital cam-
paign isa living document said
Landregan, who knows a thing
or two about numbers as a
retired accountant "I feel con-
fident with this plan. I think it
makes sense. We've got a strat-
egy. ... We have the design,
we'velaunched the capital cam-
Now, they hope the donors
will come.
"It's not where you start, it's
where you finish and this is by
far the biggest milestone of the
Nassau Humane Society,"
Lpndregan noted.

still needed
ed with the permit for this type
of removal.
Tree Removal Applications
forms are available at www.fbfl.
us/DocumentView.aspx?DID= t.
49 or at City Hall, 204 Ash St.
from 7-30 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Take your Dad to Sonny's this Sunday and he can enjoy
a Bar-B-Q Lunch, Bar-B-Q Dinner or Salad Bar
for HALF OFF the menu price ... plus we'll give him
a 1/2-price meal the next time he comes ini (All Dads
eating lunch or dinner at Sonny's Sunday will receive a
certificate to letum for one 1/2-price meal, dine-in only.)
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code enforcement staff would
be roving about surveying dam-
age to homes.
Johnson said Commissioner
Barry Holloway, who was
absent, had championed the
cause of setting aside funding
for disaster relief efforts.
"We're always looking for:
ways to look for money outside
the box," she added.
For more information con-
tact Nassau County Emergency
Management at 548-4980.


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Auto bailout aftermath conflicting

After a 15-minute internal debate
in front of my keyboard I have decid-
ed to broach the subject. It has cer-
tainly been an interesting last 24
months to be a Chrysler dealer.
From a suggested pending bankrupt-
cy to an industry leader position.
Only in America could it evolve so
quickly. The question looms for
Chrysler, General Motors, banks,
and Wall Street how bad was it real-
ly? Why have the loans been paid far
ahead of schedule if things were so
dire? What would have happened if
market forces had been allowed to
play out?
Politicians are having a field day
on both sides of this delicate subject.
The current administration is making
the auto rebound a lead topic and
some on the other side of the aisle
are still questioning the wisdom of
the bailouts. It is like economics,
largely theory and belief systems.
Not wanting to spend too much
time tiptoeing in a political minefield,
well stay with the auto portion of the
discussion. First, "bailout" is a very
negative way to describe the loans.
Unfortunately, it is now the accepted

norm when identify-
ing the subject. In
China, Japan and
Korea, it is not
called bailout
money. That is a
whole topic in itself
SAt the end of the
day, GM and
EF'FE S Chrysler asked for
E E'S and took the money.
CORNER Lots of stockhold-
... ers, bondholders
and dealers were
RickKeffer left on the wrong
side of the equation. It was unprece-
dented for so many dealers to be ter-
minated with the strong arm of the
federal government involved. Was
this a necessary intervention or over-
By now, you can see I am careful
not to inject too many opinions, as I
remain conflicted on whether I am
glad it happened or not. What it does-
n't take a Harvard MBA to realize is
that the vision and leadership of
Sergio Marchionne have trans-
-formed Chrysler. He has replaced
Ford's Alan Mulalley as the automo-

The question looms for
Chrysler, GeneralMotors.
banks, and Wall Street -
how bad was it really?

tive rock star of the moment. The
unintended consequence of the part-
nership with'Fiat, meant to stabilize
and enhance Chrysler, is that
Chrysler is now carrying the com-
bined company.
. Fiat isa much bigger global com-
pany than Chrysler with 180,000
employeesversus Chrysler's 60,000.
Fiat has more businesses beyond its ,
car company. Chrysler is now a Fiat
majority-owned company with a
minority stake still owned by the
union's pension fund, an interesting
component of the government's
arrangement in the deal. Fiat wants
to buy out the rest of the stock, and
will eventually, as I would think the
union would need to pay its pension

fund back.
Brilliance or folly? History will
decide. The auto loans/bailout will
be front and center until early
November and analyzed in college
curriculums for years to come.
How about the new gas prices! It
would take a Harvard MBA to
explain the gas price "yoyo" con-.
sumers have experienced and what
to expect going forward. Do emerg-.
ing domestic energy sources have
anything to do with it? Whatever the
reasonss, well take thelower price
and hope it lasts. I listened to a plea
in church recently in North Carolina
by a local asking for dona-
tions. Demand is up 62 percent in
this year. Lots of Americans are still
toughing things out In our county,
new car sales are 85 percent backto
normal, but used sales lag. Could
that be a grassroots barometer?
Hope the storm wasn't too tough
on you. Have a good week.
Rick Keffer owns and operates Rick
Keffer Dodge ChryslerJeep in Yulee.
He invites questions or positive stories
about automobile use and ownership.'


Republican State Committee-
woman Janet Adkins is stepping
down after 12 years on the state
committee for the Republican
Party of Florida.
Any registered Republican
woman may seek election as
state committeewoman during
the qualifying period June 4-8.
Candidates must complete a loy-
alty oath and candidate loyalty
oath. The candidate loyalty oath
needs to be filed with the local
supervisor of elections and the
state party oath must be filed
with the Republican Party of
The state committeewoman,-
state committeeman and the
local county party chairman
each have a vote on the state
committee and help elect state.
party officers, the national com-
mitteeman and woman and
serve as a liaison between the
state party and the local party.
State Rep. Adkins is seeking
reelection to her seat in the
Florida Legislature.

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- 56 percent of third grade students arereeading at or
above Level 3.
SThe percentage of third grade students reading at or
above Level 3 in 2011 was 57 percent based on applying
the higher achievement levels to last year's results.
- The percentage of third grade students scoring Level 1 is
18 percent.
- The percentage of third grade students scoring at Level 1
in 20C11 was also 18 percent based on applying the higher
achievement levels to last year's results.
- 58 percent of third grade students scored at or above
Level 3 in Mathematics.
t-he percentage of third grade students achieving at or
above Level 3 in 2011 was 56 percent applying the higher
Achievement levels to last year's results.
j The percentage of third grade students scoring Level
S18 percent.
* The percentage of third grade students scoring at Level 1
in 2011 was 19 percent applying the higher achievement -
levels to last year's results.

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ly lower than estimated in
Third grade assessments
are especially important
because in 2002 the state
adopted a progression policy
requiring students to have the
necessary reading skills in
order to move to fourth grade,
the Department of Education
noted in a press release.
That's because children
who struggle with reading in
third grade and get extra help
before fourth grade are 'less
likely to drop out and are
more successful as they move
through school, the DOE said,
citing recent studies by the
Annie E. Casey Foundation
and The Manhattan Institute.
In order to be promoted,
students in third grade mdis
reach achievement level 2 Of.
higher on the new 2.0 read-
ing test However, scoring at
level 1 does not mean auto-
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matic retention. Options for
promotion that a teacher and
principal can consider include
a portfolio of a student's
work or using an approved
alternative standardized
"The future success of
third grade students depends
on mastering essential read-
ing- skills," said Robinson.
"Thedresults help us deter-
.mine f how and where we
should focus ourresources so
Istudditis who are struggling
with eadingget the extra help
they need to succeed.
Whether we're preparing a
child for college, career train-
:'ing 'o' the workplace, they
musti'have the fundamentals
of reading to be successful."
As statewide assessment
results are available for the
2011-j school year, they will
be pdted at ,http://fcat.
Sfldde.6rg, along with those
already released.
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Clerk releases report
Nassau County Clerk of the Annual Financial Report
Circuit Court/Comptroller (CAFR),which includes finan-
John A. Crawford has released 'cial statements audited by
the Popular Annual Financial Purvis, Gray and Company,
Report (PAFR) for Nassau LLP The financial information'
County for' the fiscal year contained in the P4FR is in a
ended Sept 30,2011, as partof condensed: and sinmmarized
the office's commitment to form.
open, accountable and fiscally Both,.the PAFR and the
responsible county govern- CAFR are available atwww.nas
n .ese
ibsrar upo re uest a.
derived from broader and the Nassau County Clerk's
more detailed data contained offices. The clerk's office may
in the 2011 Comprehensive be reached at 54&,600.

Summer reading program kicks off

News Leader
The Nassau County Library
System is planning some excit-
ing adult programs for the sum-
mer season. Registration is now
open for "Between the Covers,"
the Adult Summer Reading
Program that begins June 11
and runs through Aug. 13.
"Adults are role models for
children. If we want our chil-
dren to be lifelong readers and
learners then we must show
them that reading is fun," said
Library Director Dawn Bost-
wick, adding that when children
see adults reading the newspa-
per or books and magazines
around the house, they copy this
"Many of our adult library
members bring their children
to our children's summer read-
ing program. This will give the
adults a chance to participate,
too. I hope we will attract new
members as well."
"We are not askingadults to
attend programs; we know
adults lead busy lives. Adults
can participate with us by read-
ing as little as.ohe bookl"
The O'ie Book, One Com-
munity program is-ongoing, with
the current "selection being
Paula McLaip's begteller 7he
Paris Wife, about the romance,
marriage and extraordinary life
of Hadley and Ernest Heming-
way. ,
In addition to lots of great
books, the program offersadults
the opportunity to'win 'a sub-
stantial prize. After reading ope
of the books on the recom-
mended reading list, participants
turn in a form and enter weekly
"We will have a grand finale
program at the end,"' paid
Bostwick. : l-
Readers will critique the
movie based on Hemingway's
The Sun Also Rises and enjoy a
meal at which the grand prizes
will be awarded.
"Summer time is the perfect
time to relax and read a good
book," said Assistant Director.
Janet Loveless.
The library has many for-
mats available including print,
audio, e-books and Playaway.
To help adults get to the
Library, there is now a mobile
app so readers can take the
librarywith them anywhere.
e The.library website at nnas- is a great source-
of information. Several word
games for adults are posted and
kids have a section all their own.

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This was written by Garrett Pelica ofthe News-
Leaderfrom oral and written reports by the Nassau
County Sherffs Office, the city of Fernandina
Beach Police Department and other agencies.
Arrest indicates suspicion ofa crime, not guilt.
Anyone with information about criminalactiv-
ity can contact the Fernandina Beach Police
Department at 277-7342 or-the Nassau County
Sheriffs Office anonymously by calling 22540147
in Yuee and Fernandina Beach or 879-2136 in
Callahan, Hilliard and Bryceville. The "We Tip"
program 1-800-78CRIME- als allows callers to
leave anonymous tips.
Police arrested a Fernandina Beach woman
Memorial Day afternoon for stealing from the
Walmart where she works as a cashier, accord-
ing to her arrest report.
Police said Onika Cherone Njenga had been
stealing gift cards from the store since mid-May
and continued to reload them to the tune of hun-
dreds of dollars.
The store's loss prevention staff tipped off
police to the scheme. Video they supplied alleged-
ly shows Njenga, 37, activating gift cards and.
later purchasing items with them, according to the
In a written statement Njenga told store staff
that when acquaintances came through her
checkout line she would ring up only some of
their items, police said. She allegedly told them
she giv gift cards to family members, but didn't
activate-them so she did not consider the
exchanges to be steAling.
Police said Njenga provided a second state-
ment to ithestore contradicting the previous one.
She said store employees told her whatto write
in the first report and that she always made cus-
tomers ay:for the cards, according to the report.
Njenga, of 603 South 10th St, was arrested
about 1:30 p.m. Monday at her home. She is
chargedwith theft and fraud and is being held at
the Nassau County Jail on a bond of $5,004.
i Deputies arrested Georgia man early Sunday
for kicking officers and trying to punch and head-
butt them, according to an arrest report.
'Deputies were called about 2 a.m. to the
Falcon's Nest'bar at the Omni Amelia Island
Plantation and encountered Stephen Thomas
- Bivins, 21, who they said smelled of alcohol and
behaved very aggressively with Plantation secu-
rity. .
As they tried to handcuff Bivins he allegedly
tried to punch two deputies, the report said. They
grounded Bivins, who allegedly continued to
struggle violently Deputies said Bivins tried to
run several times and also tried to tackle one
officer, kicked Another in the chest and tried to
push and head-butt two.others.
During his transport to NassauCounty Jail,
Bivins kept beating his head against the patrol car
window, deputies said. His persistent behavior
prompted them to stop and call for a jail van tQ
transport him the remaining distance to jail, they
said. '
Bivins, ofAlpharetta, Ga., is charged with two
counts of battery on law enforcement officers,
,resisting arrest with violence and disorderly
intoxication. -'' '
AYulee man and woman were arrested Friday
on DEA warrants for selling methamphetamine
and cultivating marijuana, according to sheriffs
office reports.
Deputies said Joseph Scott Careaga and Misty
Ann Gentry were arrested during a traffic stop on
Yulee Hills Road that day. Careaga, 48, and
Gentry, 36, were wanted by the federal Drug
Enforcement Administration for selling and deliv-
ering methamphetamine and cultivating mari-
juana, the report said. They were each charged
with the manufacture of methamphetamine and
possession of drug-paraphernalia also.
Deputies said Careaga was taken back to the
pair's residence at 86294 Jean Road where author-
ities, executing a search warrant, seized items
used to 4nake meth,'a street stimulant. They
found stores of fuel butane torches, empty pack-
ages of lithium batteries, several packs of pseta-
doephedrine, along with rudimentary meth pipes
and a digital scale used to weigh the drug, accord-
ing to the report. '
Careaga allegedly told deputies he had moved
marijuana plants that were, up until recently, at the
residence. Gentry confirmed this, the report
Deputies said a loaded handgun, which Gentry'
identified as hers, was found in her bedroom.
Careaga and Gentry are being held at Nassau
County Jail on bonds of $65,008 each.
Cocaine bust
A Georgia man and Jacksonville woman were
arrested May 22 for trafficking cocaine, and a list
of drug charges, after their Chevy Impala was
stopped for a tag violation on US 1 in Callahan,
according to a sheriffs office report.

Deputies said they approached Channing
Deshey ElissaJohnetta Robinson and told her of
the tag issue and asked for her license. Robinson,
. 25, allegedly told them her license was suspended.
When Ronald Ray Campbell Jr., 31, opened the
passenger door, officers smelled a strong odor of
marijuana and saw a bag of pills inside a glass
beaker near his right heel police said. Police
said Campbell, when asked to get out of the car,
.pulled away from officers as they tried to detain
.him in handcuffs. After deputies warned. him
they would use their stun guns if he continued to
resist, he complied, they said.
A search of the Impala revealed a 32-gram bag
of a waxy white substance that tested positive
for cocaine and a 3.9-gram bag of a green leafy
substance that tested-positive for marijuana, police
Inside a black knapsack on the back seat offi-
cers found a scale with residual white powder, two
small pouches of the substance weighing 9.1
grams and two plastic bags containing44,3 grams
of the substance, which tested positive for cocaine,
according to the report. Officers also found a
ciga cutter, a cigar and a box of sandwich bags,
police said.
Robinson declined to answer any questions
and Campbell allegedly told police that he knew
nothing about the drugs and was only getting a
ride from Robinson.
Robinson was charged with trafficking
cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of
drug paraphernalia and driving while her license
was suspended.,She's being held at Nassau
County Jail on a bond of $31,008.
Campbell was charged with trafficking
cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of
drug paraphernalia and resisting officers without
Felony arrests
Steven James. Millwood, 24, 87441 Haven
Road, Yulee; May 28, child abuse, bond $5,002.
John Anthonyfodd, 19, 97326 Amy Drive,
Yulee, May 27, Nissau County warrant, manu-
facture of marijuana, possession of less than 20
grams of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia,
bond $15,506.
Donald Keith Moser, 24,43383 Ratliff Road,
Callahari,May 26, felony'domestic battery, bond
Orval Winston Lloyd, 70, 281718 Lake
.Hampton'Road, Hilliard, May 25, possession of
instruments for forging bills, possession of forged
notes, manufacturing marijuana, possession of
ammunition by convicted felon, bond $100,008.
Jeremiah Miller, 35, 85428Lana Road, Yulee,
May 25, grand theft, dealing in stolen property.
Angela Lonnie Amburey, 31, 85428 Lana
Road, Yulee, May 25;grand theft, dealing in stolen
Quinera Lashe Young, 23, Jacksonville, May
25, failure to appear burglary, failure to appear
dealing in stolen property, no bond.
SJames Michael Davis 49,86106Yulee Hills
Road, Yulee, May 25, armed burglary, grand
theft, bond $60,004.
Elizabeth Jean Foster, 51,94280 Palm Circle,
Fernandina. Beach, May 25, burglary, bond
S Daidkl 'Alln Keeri,'20,1135 No h t,
FernanainaBeach; May'25, Nassau CoiunT war-
rant, birglary,fraudulent use of credit card, bond
Richard Ryan Nugent, 24, 814 Oak Lane,
Fernandina Beach, May 24, Nassau County war-
rant, violation of probation grand theft/burgla-
ry, no bond.
James David Dow, 22,95135 Douglas Road,
Fernandina Beach, May 24, aggravated battery
on a pregnant victim, bond $10,002.
M EMichael Lee Poland, 62, 85525 Alena Road,
Yulee, May 24, possession of controlled sub-
stance with intent to sell, sale and delivery of
controlled substance, bond $50,008.
*I William Bryan Lowe, 35,86373 Harts Road,
Yulee, May 24, Nassau County warrant, burgla-
ry to unoccupied dwelling, grand theft, bond
Edwin Ramon Mack, 35, Jacksonville, May
22, Nassau County warrant, felony domestic bat-
tery, bond $10,002.
James Dean Albertson, 19, 85118 Lonnie
Crews Road, Fernandina Beach, May 22, grand
theft auto, burglary, petit theft, no bond.
SAmanda Gayle Pridgen, 33, 23715 Robster
Lane, Hilliard, May 21, failure to appear pos-
session of controlled substance without pre-
scription, no b6nd.
Michelle Tyesha Scott, 18, Jacksonville,
May 21, larceny retail'theft.
Jessica Jean Wilson, 48, 85262 Linda Road,
Yulee, May 23, sale of cocaine, bond $35,004.
J efferson Beureguard Acosta, 20, 22 S5
Second St., Fernandina Beach, May 23, assault on
a law enforcement officer, disorderly intoxica-
tion, bond $30,004.
Pedro Regalado Nunez, 48, 11624 Sunowa
Springs Trail, Bryceville, May 23, Workers
Compensation fraud, Duval County warrant.



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Home sweet home
It was an ordinary Saturday afternoon.
After completing my weekly grocery run, I
was relaxing in my recliner while I opened
the mail
Suddenly, I burst into tear of joy. In my
hands was a letter from the.Board of County
Commissioners advising my husband and
me that the lien had been satisfied on our
home. Reading those words meant that our
adorable little home officially belongs to us
When we first signed up for the
Community Development Block Grant
Program back in November 2005, we were
filled with anticipation to move into our new
home four months later.
It took considerably
longer than that because of
an irresponsible contractor
whose work had to be com-
pleted by someone else, but
on July 6, 2007 we finally
moved in and we've been
savoring every cozy
moment since then.
NEWS-. Having lived in rented
com s o -dwellings all my adult life,
owning my own home is a
eWS long-cherished dream that
o m- ohas finally come true.
HeatherA This dream could not
have been realizedwlthout
Perry, the hard work and dedica-,
tion of others and I'd like to
take a moment to thank them.
First is Eron Thompson, who was the
grants director for the, county when we first
signed the papers. Her patience, tenacity and
compassion went a long way to getting us
into our home.
Second is Frank Houston, the contractor
who completed the ~ork our first contractor
left undone. He and his crew did an amazing
job not only in finishing the house, but
adding small touches here and there that
showed his diligence, integrity and heart.
Special kudos to County Manager Ted
Selby for having the courage to follow
through on a project fraught With difficulty
and to the Board of County Commissioners
for their commitment.
The county has our deepest thanks for
voting to offer the Community Development
Block Grant Program to its residents..
I sincerely hope they will offer the pro-
gram again in the future because the need is
there and more people deserve the peace of
mind that comes with living in a safe, secure,
well-built dwelling.
Home sweet home. There's nothing else
like it.
Heather A. Perry is a reporter at the News-


The following sponsors helped make the
2012 Shrine Charity Golf Tournament a suc-
cess: Steve Johnson Automitive, First Coast
Community Bank, Amelia Island Graphics,
Amelia Lodge 47, Island Pawn, Goldwire,
Oxley-Heard Funeral Home, International
Association of Machinists Local 40, Gene
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Fernandina Beach

HOW TO WR1TE 5 Maximum length is 500 words.
Letters must include writer's name (printed and sig-
nature), address and telephone number fOr verifica-
tion. Writers are normally limited to one letter in a 30-
day period. No political endorsements or poems will
be published. Letters should be typed or printed. Not
all letters are published. Send letters to: Letters to the
Editor. P.O. Box 766, Fernandina Beach. FL, 32035 E-
mail: mparnell@fbnewsleader. com.
visit us on-line at fbnewsleadercom

Flag myst

Musings, opinions, observations, questions,
and random thoughts on island life,
Fernandina Beach and more:
In an early April column I mentioned a
home on the corner of Atlantic and South 16th
Street that looks to me like a realife ginger-
bread house where a flag in the front yard was
flying at half mast for reasons unknown. Well,
that mystery is solved and another one takes
its place as it was revealed to me that the home
was owned by the late Ms. Rosanna Oliver,
who counted among her hobbies the collecting
of antique flags. A few days after she passed
away in late January the American flag in the
.front yard inexplicably slid to the half mast
position where it remained until her best friend
Micki Smith raised it just 3 couple of weeks
ago. Go figure!

Songwriter, singer, island resident and self-
acknowledged "spelling freak" Susan Marie
Gallion, while gently rapping me on the knuck-t
les for a misspelling in a recent column, also
provided me the following link to a song.
about Fernandina Beach she penned and sings
called The.Fishin' Musician's in Love" -
The song is on the main list, easy tofind, and.
There's a lyrics link, too. Folks, this is a serious-
ly talented lady, who you have probably heard'
in national advertising jingles, as a backup
singer for Tammy Wynette, on one ofher
many albums or locally performing with Dan
Voll. Her Crystal Gayle-recorded "Th' Woman
Sin Me" was nominated for a Grammy and she
has played in venues from England's Wembley
Stadium to New York's Carnegie Hall and
received ASCAP's "Most Played Song" award.
Now try to guess the local islander nicknamed
the Fishin' Musician.
,* *
SThinking about sending junior to an
expensive private school because you have
concerns about the quality of education in
our public institutions? Well, think again'ifyou
live on Amelia Island. Based on reports from
U.S. News & World Report and Newsweek,
FBHS could probably charge tuition and get

Citymanagers pay

In response to a recent letter crit-'
icalof the new city manager's salary
("Poynter makes a point," May25),
I think a little history and compari-
son are in order. The former .city
manager's compensation, and sev-
erance packages (negotiated by a
previous commission) came, to
approximately $148,000. $108,000
of the package was salary The rest
of the $148Kwas made up of exten-
sive benefits, including a vehicle
dedicated to his exclusive use, along-
with city-provided gasoline.,
Mr Joe Gerrity' will be just
under $129,000 with $103Kas salary.
If the writer remembers, the target
salary range was $80K to $110K,
agreed to by all. (By the way, instead
of a dedicated vehicle, Mr. Gerrity
will be provided a mileage allowance.
and a vehicle from the city motor
pool if he needs to drive out of town
on official business.)
The writer will recall that the dis-
cussion at the selection .meeting
included most of the elements that
the city planned to offer Mr. Gerrity.
And I am confident that the Writer
will also remember that the com-
mission unanimously directed the
mayor and the city attorney to meet
with Mr. Gerrity to finalize this offer
and then bring it back to the com-
mission for approval. Assuming the
mayor and the city attorney did so,
this compensation package now rep-
resents the results of that negotia-
tion. It simply does not give Mr.
Gerrity just anything he wanted.
Commissioner Tim Poynter was
perfectly free to object, recommend
changes or vote against the offer,
all of which he did when the com--
pensation package was presented
for approval.
Would like to point but, howev-
er, that this current pay and benefits
package reduces the city manager's
compensation by about $20K per
year, and remains well within the
agreed upon salary range. It also
provides Fernandina Beach a city
manager with an extensive business
background in the private sector, as
well as hands-on public sector exec-
utive and managerial experiencein
. Florida. Not a bad day's work,I'd "
Conversely, while the writer is
highly critical of the new city man-
Sager's pay and benefits, she appar-
ently has no qualms about support-
ing "Forward Fernandina." That
boondoggle will increase the city's
indebtedness by $6-10 million.
So, who is really playing fast and
loose with the taxpayers' dollars
Andrew J. Curtin
Fernandina Beach

Roundabout etiquette
A number of roundabouts have
appeared locally in the last few
years. This way of controlling traffic
at intersections is a new phenome-
non for us. Based on my observa-
tions, many drivers are confused by
them. So here's an attempt to
explain them as simply as possible.
The vehicle in the roundabout
has the right of way. When entering
a roundabout, you yield to the vehi-
cle on your LEFT that is in the
roundabout. You have no interest
in vehicles to your right They will
yield to you. "Yield" means that if
you can proceed into the round-
about without hindering the vehi-
cle to your left, you are legal If enter-


finally solved

away with it.
US News' 2012 "Best High
Schools" ranked 22,000 pub-
lic high schools countrywide
and 990 in Florida with our
Fernandina Beach High
Pirates coming in 39th
statewide and 614th in the
U.S., putting them in the top
_l _S ~3 percent nationally On top of
DAVES that Newsweek reports that
WORLD FBHS made its list of 1,000
S Best American High
Schools." FBHS is one of only
DaoidN. 27 "open enrollment" schools
Scott in the state of Florida to make
Neawseek's' list of "America's
Best High Schools" and one of only.69 schools
from Florida to make the top 1,000 high "
schools in the country! Atip ofthe hat to the
students, teachers, parents and local school
supporters for this impressive accomplish-
ment I like living on an island paradise with a
bunch of smart kids!
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Iwas beginning to think that Marker 13,
that cozy restaurant and pub snuggled
on the water in the Amelia Island Yacht
Basin (AIYB) just before crossing Shave -
Bridge to leave the island, was goingto open
when pigs fly. Well, it had a sdft opening the
last couple of weeks and based on the menu
Chefs Tom Kaudstrup and Brian Hooper and
manager Scott Esposito think pigs do fly as
they are featuring a signature appetizer called
St Thomas' Pork Wings, a tasty treat that
resembles barbecued pork chops on a stick. It
lso boats great burgers as well as locally
caught fresh seafood prepared to satisfy those
thatwant it grilled, blackened or saut6ed.
The pub, where gorgeous island sunsets
are on the house, is backed by the financial
clout of Suntex, a Dallas, Texas-based
firm that owns marinas around the world, is
open from 11a.m. until 10 p.m. Wednesday
through Sunday.A formal opening is slated for
June 9 says AIYB general manager Tom

* *
My second favorite Floridatown name next
to Sopchoppy is Two Egg, a place in the
Florida panhandle near the Georgia-Alabama
borders, and the town I'm told from where City
Commissioner Charlie Corbett's late dad
Exteen hailed. And speaking of colorful names
Exteen, who passed away in 2006, makes my
local top five along with Beano, Choo Choo .T-
Ray and Big Ray. According to Charlie he and
his siblings referred affectionately to their
father as "The X Man," as in "what kind of
mood is The X Man in today," but never to his .
face. As an aside, Exteen Corbettwas a city
commissioner and a key figure in the island's
fishing industry and there are stories and pho-
tos of him in a permanent exhibit in the Amelia
Island Museum of History. Oh, Two Egg is
also the childhood home of Academy-Award-
winning actress Faye Dunaway.
* *'
SI noticed that the young man holding the
placard.that reads "Jesus Christ," who occa-
sionally occupies a position at.the entrance to
the Saturday Farmers Market at Seventh and
Centre, relocated to a spot on Second Street in
front of the Palace Saloon, an area that he may
think will produce more of the people that he
feels could benefit from his message and the
"Get Out Of HellFree" cards with Bible verses
on them that he hands out. Give this polite
young fellow credit as it takes courage and a
strong conviction to do what he does, so be
Snice to him. .

Have you ever caught afish and weren't
Assure how to prepare it? Not a problem. Affable
fishmonger Charlie Taylor at Atlantic Seafood
next to the downtown boat ramp can provide a
recipe. Or if you've come up empty-handed
Charlie will be happy to suggest one of his,
fresh selections and provide tips on how to
best serve it. And if you've got nothing .else;to
do, hang around and watch the eclectic
Atlantic Seafood crew toss the leftover bits to
the marinapelicans after they'vecleaned their
catches of the day. A fun show!

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ing would cause a vehicle in the mostly.from Nassaf County. The
roundabout to' brake orswerve, you proceeds benefit Communities. In
are in the wrong. Schools.:To see public school stu-
Traffic flows smoother and safer dents, private school students and
if you indicate your' planned exit home schooled students come
from the roundabout. This is the together and work together to pres-
difficult part for Floridians. ent this incredible production,
So if you are a native Floridian or touched my heart I felt Iwas a little
have been here a long time, please girl reliving the "Wizard of Oz", as
do the following. Go outto your car I saw it so many times through the
and sit in the driver's seat. Look years, and so did my children.
around until you find' a button or To see my own Methodist min-
Slever that is marked "turn signal." ister playing Uncle Henry, his twolit-
Try it once or twice. You should gt :tle daughters playing their part, as
an indication on the dashboard if it well as my own hairdresser's grand-
is working. If you cannot find such son, granddaughter, my church
a switch or lever, refer to you car's choir director's daughter, as well as
instruction book. many of my friend's children and
If you intend to turn right at a grandchildren performing so won-
roundabout, put on your right-turn derfully- and having fun doing so -
signal; This lets the people enter- really touched my heart last'
ing the roundabout from the right Saturdayi night; May 19, the final
knowit is safe to proceed. night, which was sold out.
If you intend to go straight, do What a tremendous job the pro-
not.indicate anything until you get duction crew with Judy Tipton,
halfway to your exit Then put on director, and JimTipton, set design-
your right-turn signal to let those ei, did! Having taught and substi-
entering from straight ahead know tuted for Dr. John Mazzella, princi-
it is safe to proceed, pal at FBMS, as I set there that
If you intend to turn left, put on Saturday night, the closing night of
your left-turn signal so everyone this incredible production, my
knows you are going to go three thoughts were that if such an awe-
quarters of the way around. Change some production including 140 peo-
to your right-turn signal when you pie could happen, what better loca-
are halfway round to let those enter- tiof than FBMS with the likes of
Sing from the left know it is safe to Dr. John Mazzella and his abilities.
proceed. He surely deserved the title
On the rare occasion when you "Principal of the Year" and this pro-
might want to do a U turn using the duction is one of the examples of a
roundabout, put on-your left-turn community and schools working
signal until three quarters of the together! Our community is blessed
way around and then switch to your to have people of the caliber of these
right-turn signal people leading and guiding our
To forestall those wags who say, schools, students and the commu-
"I don't have to use turn signals nity!
because I know where I'm going," Ah extra delight for'me was that
realize that the whole idea of using, at the 15-minute intermission of this
turn signals is to do what was men- three-hour production, I got to be
tioned earlier, that is, to ensure that photographed with Toto, and at the
traffic at roundabouts flows end, since I could not be pho-
smoother and safer by alerting tographed with alt of the young
everyone to your planned behavior, actors at the front, I went to the back
Hal Mather and was photographed with Judy
Amelia Island Tipton, who incidentally happens to
be related to one of the'outstand-
The Wizard of Oz' ing students I have taught in my 56
years of teaching. I told Judy that I
I am sure I speak for hundreds of plan to send the picture to Rusty
people who had the pleasure of see- DeMoss, who I taught and spon-
ing the three-hour presentation of scored in student council at St
"Wizard of Oz" presented by Nassau Frederick's High School in Monroe,
County schools and Communities La. Rusty is now Associate Rector at
In Schools. Simply put, it was incred- Christ Church in Montgomery, Ala.
ible! He has a Ph.D. in Immigration Law
Directed by Judy Tipton, it from Harvard Law School and is
starred a cast of 140 talented people, also practicing law in Montgomery

as well.
Judy said, as I told her that
"Wizard of Oz" was. incredible,
"Rusty's dad came here, and I wish
Rusty would come." We just might
get Rusty to come here; my friend!
"With God, nothing is impossi-
ble!" I believe!
S Janie Wilkins
Fernandina Beach

Rental rcyclng
My family hastbeen coming to
Fernandina Beach for week's vaca-
tion since at least 1938, the year my
parents married. Nearly every year
Since, for four generations now,
members of my family have vaca-
tioned here, always staying on My wife and
I, mytwo sisters and their families
and my two daughters and theirs
begin planning our next trip to
Fernandina as soon as we leave, and
we talk excitedly about returning
all the following year. We are always
sad when we leave.
I am especially saddened when I
see allthe recyclables in the trash
dumpsters on the rental properties
where we have stayed. I realize the
owners' concern about pickup and
understand their disinclination 'to
provide recycling opportunities in
the past However, after talking to
several people involved in or knowl-
edgeable about single streaming of
recyclables, I am convinced it is con-
venient and inexpensive.
Participating in this program also
shows stewardship and good citi-
zenship while at the same time
enabling beachfront rental proper-
ties to gain deserved recognition
for their owners' and managers'
efforts in this endeavor.
Thanks to those involved in mak-
ing the decision to try single stream-
ing of recyclables. I hope that when
we spend another wonderful week
in Fernandina Beach this July, my
family will have a different experi-
ence from any of our previous 75
visits here.
I look forward to the possibility
of guests being able to'put their
recyclables into one of the carts that
all will have on their property. If so,
we won't be quite as sad when we
leave after spending what always
seems to be the shortest week
of the year in this beautiful com-
Jerry R



Seminary graduate accepts God's will

Forthe News Leader
eenagers have a die-hard repu-
tation for sleeping as late as
possible. This behavior has
been ingrained in the DNA of
every person who has turned 13. It's just
natural, like not being able to clean their
room or take out the trash, or pick up
their clothes. (Once puberty sets in, they
just can't help it.
Allison LiCausi likes to sleep late, too,
just like any normal teen, but for the last
four years she has bucked the trend and
rolled out of bed at 6:15 am. every
school day. A member of the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she has
attended Seminary for one hour each
morning before school to study scripture
and learn about the Savior. Besides hav-
ing attended for four years, this year she
also achieved 100 percent attendance,
which shows her dedication. Allison's
father, Tony LiCausi, is her seminary
teacher and also her bishop, which prob-
ably fueled her educationn just a tad. I'm
just saying. Also, Allison's mother, Cindy,
who recently graduated with a degree in
education and now teaches, had a big
influence on her success.
The LDS church has a program
where high school students grades 9-12
are taught principals of the gospel and
study scripture in a classroom environ-
ment, usually at the church meeting
house for an hour each school day. Out
west where the Church of Jesus Christ
of latter-day Saints is more prominent,
seminary is a part of the regular school
Although Allison is the only seminary


Day' set

for June 9

As part of a nationwide
-observance, Fernandiia
Harbor Marina is celebrat-
ing National Marina Day
June 9 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
"National Marina Day is
an annual celebration of
the important role marinas
play in water front commu-
nities all across America,"
said Marina Manager'Joe
Springer. "Each day, this
country's marinas serve as
. safe, family friendly gate-
ways to boating and stew-
Sards of the environment.
We hope you will visit
Fernandina Harbor Marina
on Saturday, June 9
between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
to learn about our commu-
nity's marina and enjoy the
events we have planned."
Fernandina activities
.* Local vendors' boat
and marine show
Tour boat rides
around the harbor area
Marina tours
Police and fire equip-
U.S. Coast Guard stat-
ic display
New vehicles
"Now, more than ever,
Americans need clean, safe
and relaxing locations at
which to spend their
leisure time. National
Marina Day reminds our
customers and our commu-
nity that Fernandina
Harbor Marina-is a local,
environmentally friendly,
beautiful waterfront desti-
nation," said Springer.
National Marina Day is
produced by the
Association of Marina

After four years attending the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints' Seminary one hour each
morning before school to study
scripture and learn about the
Savior, Allison LiCausi has graduat-
ed and will attend Florida State
University in the fall.

graduate from the Fernandina LDS
.church for 2012, six more dedicated
teens that are not high school seniors
also attended seminary, including her
sister, Abby. Another sister, Amber, will
be attending in a couple of years. Allison
is among 10 graduates from nine LDS
congregations in nearby towns in what is
called a "Stake." Seininary and LDS
Institute studies are a part of the Church ,
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' edu-
cational system that is recognized

throughout the world.
Allison is also a part of the graduating
class of Fernandina Beach High School
and has been equally as dedicated to
studying history and math as she has
been in studying scripture and learning
about the life of Christ. She also learned
through a recent experience to listen to
the promptings of the Spirit. She wanted
to go to college but didn't quite know
where she wanted to go. Her older sister,
Ashley, also a seminary graduate,,
attends the University of Florida and
invited Allison to spend the day with her
on campus. "I fell in love with UF and
decided that was where I'wanted to go. I
was so excited."
However, the explains, "The Lord
'had other plans. When I prayed about
my decision I was told by that 'still, small
voice' that I should not attend UE I
couldn't believe it. I said to myself,
'What? No! I really want to go to Florida!'
I didn't want to accept that the Lord was
telling me no." She goes on to'explain, "I
prayed about it again and again trying to
convince the Lord that He was wrong. As
it turned out I had applied to UF and
Florida State University and was accept-
ed by both. After more prayers and try-
ing to convince myself that I still should
go to UF, I finally humbled myself and .
acknowledged that God had other plans
for me. I knew in nri hurt that He knew
what was best for me and that I needed
to listen."
Allison did listen and as a result will
attend FSU in the fall. It is not what she
expected, but she knows she has made
the right choice andthat Seminary had a
big part in teaching her to accept God's
will in her life.


Fourth grade stu- :
dents at St. Michael
Academy celebrated ,'
Colonial Day last
month, above, don- ;
ning time period
costumes they I
helped to make
while participating T
in activities that
reflected colonial
times. Right, back
row, Ben Patten,
Spain Scott, Austin
T. Davoli and Pat
Magagnos enjoy the
day with teachers L
Mrs. Shaffer and a
Mrs. Tasso.

WorkSource to host free basic computer skills class

WorkSource will host a
free Basic Computer Skills
workshop on June 7 from 10
a.m.-2 p.m. at the American
Legion, 626 S. Third ST., and
from 24 p.m. at the Amelia

SWelcome to

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Steve Johnson Automotive
1505 S 14th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL
Proudly Supporting Our romnmunitlr

Island Museum of History.
For more information call
(904) 210-1221 or visit, click
on Calendar (top right) and
the desired date Gune 7) to

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do god to *,'
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locate the event and register.
Classes are limited to the
first 20 registrants. No-show
seats will be assigned to
walk-ins at the start of the


When was the last tme you surprised a
' rit-rnd :' i;,-,rriy me'-irr with something
out of the ordinary? Giving someone
flowers for no special reason is always a
vA:rr,? -.urrmi, And, surprising
someone doesn't have to cost a cent
Flowers picked from a field can oe us:
as rice as the ones delivered oy a flons:.
Caling or writing someone you hadn't
been in touch with in a long time is
another Iow-ost way to pleasantly
sin e someone, tn these times o'
electronic mail and intant messaging.
an old-fashioned letter delivered oy the
marlman can be a wonderful surmise
Baking cookies and c rnging ;hem to
work to share with co workers is not
criP a nice surprise cut alt a special
way to keep on god :~rs with lhos
alwork. Inbtng someone to dinner
who wouldn't otherjj e exer t is
another good way 1o surprise someone
An perhaps,. 'J- ones
who would be rmost
surprised by an act of
kindness are no: our
friends cr family, but
our enemies

Army Pfc. Casey A.
Gardner has graduated from
the Field Artillery Surveyor/
Meteorological Crewmember
Advanced Individual Training
course at Fort Sill, Lawton,
As Army field artillery
team members, the surveyor
is responsible for ensuring
the Army's field artillery
weapon systems are em-
placed with exact precision.
As a field meteorological
crewmember, the soldier
-monitors weather conditions
and patterns to allow artillery
units to fire and launch mis-
siles accurately.
The student crewmembers
are trained to provide firing, record field
data, prepare schematic
sketches and marketing sur-
vey stations, perform astro-
nomic observations and com-
pute data. They also perform
preventive maintenance
checks and services on vehi-
cles, radios, weapons and all
survey equipment.
For the meteorological
phase, training included oper-
ating meteorological equip-'
ment, monitoring flight
progress and system status
during.flight, computing total
and free balloon lift for heli-
Sum and hydrogen; assem-
bling, testing and adjusting
transmitters, obtaining ballis-
tic temperature and densities
and preparing meteorological

Julia Michael Belcher of
Fernandina Beach has been the dean's list at
North Carolina State Univer-,
sity in Raleigh, N.C. for the
spring semester. She is a sen-
ior and majoring in communi-

Yulee resident Joshua
Stephen Williams has been
named to the dean's honor
roll for his work in the spring
2012 semester at-University
of Central.Oklahoma, a dis-
tinction given to those who
achieve the highest academic
standards. .
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For theNews-Leader

SIt was a beautiful day in our
town on Thursday, April 26
when the Newcomers Club
gathered at the elegant Osprey
Village dining room to cele-
brate another Fashion Show
Co-chairs Lynn.Burton, Pat
Smith and Jean Bardes intro-
duced the local .vendors,
Christine of Steinmart, Christy
of Patchingtons, Tatiana of
Evelyn Talman, Jodie of Chico's
and Beverly of Gauzeway, who
in turn introduced their extraor-
dinary couture. Ten of the love-
ly newcomer models sauntered
among guests as their fellow
members anxiously awaited
each fashion. Last, but not least,
Carol Newton of Elizabeth

balloons for launching.
Gardner is the son of Kelly
L Day ofYulee. He is a 2011
graduate of Mandarin High
School, Jacksonville.

Navy Seaman Recruit
Treyor L Mead, son of
Angela C. and Michael L
Mead of Bryceville, recently
completed U.S. Navy basic
training at Recruit Training
Command, Great Lakes, 111
During the eight-week pro-
gram, Mead completed a vari-
ety of training, which includ-
ed classroom study and
practical instruction on naval
customs, first aid, firefighting,
water safety and survival and
shipboard and aircraft safety.
An emphasis was also placed '
on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations."
This exercise gives recruits
the skills and confidence they
need to succeed in the fleet.
"Battle Stations" is de-
signed to galvanize the basic
warrior attributes of sacrifice,
dedication, teamwork and
endurance in each recruit
through the practical applica-
tion of basic Navy skills and
the core values of honor,
courage and commitment. Its
distinctly "Navy" flavor was
designed to take into account
what it means to be a sailor.
Mead is a 2011 graduate of
SWest'Nassau High School of

To be included on the
dean'shonor roll, a student
must record a 3.5 grade point
average or better for the
semester and no grade lower
than a B for work in qualify-
ing classes. Additionally, stu-
dents must complete at least
12 hours of on-campus class
credit for the semester.

E Ashlan Tillman of Fern-
andina Beach completed
courses with exemplary
marks and made the dean's
list for 2012 spring semester.
at Georgia College in
Milledgeville, Ga.
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Trading Company introduced
her breathtaking beachwear. It
was a great show.
Next up, the Newcomers
Club of Amelia Island will host
its monthly coffee on June 14 at
10:30 a.m. All women who
reside in Nassau County (no.
matter how long they have lived
'here) are welcome to attend.
In recognition of the sun-
shine and inviting beach, .the
club has changed the format
for the summer to Coffee op
the Beach. Meet at the Scott
Road beach access and look for
the group of smiling ladies and
the red balloon. Bring your bev-
erage and beach chair.
Contact Lulu Elliott at luluel-
liott@hotmailcom or 548-9807;
or visit newcomersclubo-

Free meals available for kids

Meals will be provided to
all children during the sum-
mer when school breakfasts
and lunches are not available.
All children 18 and younger, if
open site, are eligible for ,
meals at no charge. Meals will
be served June 11-July 27
from 10:30 am.-12:30 p.m. at
Southside Elementary, 1112
Jasmine St.; Yulee Elemen-

tary, 86063 Flemor Road;
Callahan Elementary, 449618
Hwy. 301;Hilliard Middle-Sen-
ior High, One Flashes Ave.
The Fernandina Beach
Recreation Department will
participate June 11-Aug. 3
from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday at the
MLKJr. Center, 1200 Elm St
Call 277-7355.



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Israel, the United States and the

Of all the places on Earth to visit,
Israel is my favorite. Over the years,
I've had the privilege of going there
several times. I've been there during
times of conflict and I've been there
at times of relative peace. Though
the times of peace, at current, are
harder to find, as far as I'm con-
cerned, Israel is still the most amaz-
ing place on the planet.
I'm not sure why, but this week I
feel moved to use this space to talk
about the land that America owes an
enormous debt to. On one particular
trip, during the early stages of the
intifada, an Israeli shop owner
reminded us that right in the middle
of the word Jerusalem are the letters
U.S.A. His point was easy to see; the
United States and Israel are insepara-
ble. Personally, I have to agree.
Though there are those who



think we should not
stand by her in her
time of need, to me,
our responsibility is
clear and emphatic.
The successes of
the United States
are largely the
result of the spiritu-
al principles and
.ULPrT laws found in the
NOTES Bible-God's gift to
the world through
the nation of Israel.
Pastor Ask me, and I won't
)b Goyette hesitate to tell you:
we are forever

indebted for what we've received.
Even our three major branches of
government, the judiciary, legislative
and executive, were inspired by a
passage from the Holy Scriptures -

Isaiah 33:22. "For the Lord is our
judge (the judiciary), the Lord is our
lawgiver (the legislative), the Lord is
our King (the executive), He will
save us." Though Israel and the
United States do have areas that are
different, when you examine the
foundational stones on which both
our countries rest, we have far more
in common than not
That said, realizing the biblical
certainty of the end time conflict that
awaits Israel, and the blessing or
consequence that exist for those who
either stand with her or distance
themselves from her, I find myself
more and more concerned for the
way we as a country handle her.
According to the Scriptures,
God's promise to Israel is clear: "And
I will make of you a great nation, and
I will bless you, and make your name

blessing o

great; and you shall be a blessing.
(Genesis 12:2)
What's also clear is God's prom-
ise to those who stand with her and
to those who don't: "And I will bless
them that bless you, and curse him
that curses you: and in you
(Abraham/Israel) shall all the fami-
lies of the earth be blessed."
(Genesis 12:3)
Ultimately, the greatest blessing
Israel has to offer to the world is her.
Messiah. Though He's often the
stone that the builders reject
(Psalms 118:22, Isaiah 28:16), He is
nonetheless mankind's only hope.
While most don't see their need for
Him until they're in crisis, His friend-
ship is like none other.
For Israel, according to the Bible,
she can count on two major things.
First, there is coming a time of great

f God

trouble biblically known as the time
of Jacob's trouble. Secondly, and for
them most importantly, at that time,
God Himself will save them (see
"Behold,.I will make Jerusalem a
cup of trembling unto all the people
round about, when they shall be in
the siege both against Judah and
against Jerusalem. And in that day
will I make Jerusalem a burden
some stone for all people: all that
burden themselves with it shall be
cut in pieces, though all the people of
the earth be gathered together
against it. (Zechariah 12:2-3) In
that day shall the Lord defend the
inhabitants of Jerusalem. (Zechariah
Robert L Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center

Volunteers needed
The Salvation Arpmy Hope
House volunteers are getting
paying jobs and now it needs
to replace them. If you have a.;
few hours a week or a month-
and enjoy interacting with ,. .
people; Hope House needs,
you. If you are interested in
serving as a receptionist/
greeter or clothes closet atten-
dant, please call 321-0435 or
stop by 410.S. Ninth St., cor-
ner of Niqth and Date streets.
FaithlinkEncout terS
Faithlink Encounters;'A
Biblical View of Current :
Events, are weekly open dis-.
cussions about what is taking
place in our community, state,
nation and world. Topics dis-
cussed-include: Travyon
Martin Shooting, The War &
A Soldier's Life Afterwards,
The Penn State Scandal,

Facing Death, The Ten'
Commandments, Social
Media and The Freedom
Tower-on Ground Zero.
Groups meet at 6:15 p.m. at
two different locations, The.
Partin Center (601 Centre St.,
white'house next to the
church) and O'Kanes Pub
(Centre Street ask for
Memorial's group). For more
information contact Pastor
Hdllie at hollie@muincon- All are welcome.
Tuesday worship
Doii't miss worshipping
the Lord with the Salvation
Army Hope House and shar-
ing what He is doing in your
life onJune 5 at noon at the
regular Tuesday worship
service. Gene Knaga will lead
music; the rest will be singing,
praising and encouraging
each other in the compassion
and grace of the Lord. Hope



Dinner networks

The Interiaith Dinner Network provides a
hot, nutritious dinner four nights a week at
the Salvation Ai my Hope House, Ninth and
Date streets for the island's homeless and
The IDN comprises 11 local churches.
The group is looking for more churches to
serve dinners one night a month. Small
churchescan partner with others. Call Ailene
Wood at 491-4900 for information.
The Yulee Interfaith Dinner Network.
sponsored by the Coalition for the Homeless
of Nassau County, serves a healthy dinner to
anyone in need every Tuesday and Thursday
from 5-7 p.m. The ulee IDN is located
behind the Old Yulee Middle School, at US
17 and Pages Dairy Road. Look for the ban-
ner and signs. For information or to volun-
teer, call 556-2496 or visit their website,

Yulee Baptist Chtrch Food Pantry, 85971
Harts Road in Yulee, is open to everyone to

Sunday School .................................9:30 am
Sunday W orship..............................10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA........................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ................6:30 pm
Pastor:8ud Long
941017 Old asuville Road Conty 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


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House is located at 410 S.
Date St., at the corner of
Ninth and Date.
Gospel Explosion
The first atinual "Gospel
Explosion!" with the theme,
'"Under An Open Heaven: A
Community Night of
Worship," will be held June 8
at 7 p.m. at The Carpenter's
House Yulee, 850987 US 17,
host Pastor Tony Edge.
The Dare To Dream
(D2D) Youth Group, in part-
nership with the'Christ-Like
Youth Ministry, invites indi-
viduals, church bands, choirs,
praise/dance and drama
teams, youth ministries, etc.,
to join in the occasion. All par-
ticipants will be local youth
Giving back their gifts unto
the Glory of God. To partic-
pate, please RSVP by June 5 to
Justin Gilyard at (904) 206-
1877. For information, contact


assist with food needs. Hours are Tuesdays
from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Wednesday and
Thursday from 2-4 p m. For information call
Emergency pantry
O'Neal Memorial Baptist Church, 474257
SR 200 East. offers an emergency food
pantry for families and individuals in crisis.
No income eligibility requi':d. For assis-
tance call 277-2606 or 261-4186
Food donations
The Fernandina Beach Church of Christ
is collecting items for people in need A bar-
rel is located at Amelia Island Storage for
donations. Canned, dry and boxed food as
well as personal items such as soap, tooth-
brushes. toothpaste, etc are needed. Call
261-9760 for more information.
Food bank
The Yulee United Methodit Church
Food Bank, 86003 Christian Way, is available
to anyone in need, Wednesdays from 10 a.m.
to noon. Other times please call for an
appointment at 225-5381.

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
Ca-r of B-uameer T. & GObtg Road. Fnaeim-a Bch
For More Information call: 261-9527

Ted Schroder, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 9:15 & 11:15 am
All are Welcome
36 Bowman Road, 277-4414
OffA1A at entrance to Omni Resort
Amelia Island Plantation
www.ameliachape corn

Rev. Jose Kallukalam

Saturday Vgil Mass 4 pm& 5:30 pm
Satrcmay4 pm Mass atYulee United Methodst Church
Sunday Masses 8am 10am 12 noon
Daily Mass- :30 am Mon., Wed.,Thurs&frn.
6pm Tesday
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6:00 pm; Holy Day 8:30 am
Confessions. Saturday 3:00pm 345 pm or by appt
Telephone Numbers:
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; F 904-321-1901
Emergency Number 904-27-6556

Living Waters
world outreach
Contemporary Worship
3 ,_j5 SAT .6:00pm
SUN ..9:30 am
WED .7:00 pm
Youth, Nursery
& Childrens' Ministries
Rb &iOram 321-2117
On AA 1 mile west of Amelia Island
Join u LIVE on the Web Sunday

NewVision :
Church, UCC
Worship Sundays
at 10:00 am
96074:Chester Boad in Yulee
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Pamela Albertie at 583-8466 or
Erving Gilyard (904) 874-
Trinity United Methodist
Church, 715 Ash St.,
Fernandina Beach will cele-
brate the Rev. Mark G.
Garvin's 12th anniversary on
Sunday, June 10 during the 11
a.m. service. Come and join
us the congregation as they
celebrate his hard work and"
dedication through song, spo-
ken word and praise dance.
The more the merrier, they
look forward to having the
community share in this very
special event
Mandala retreat
New Vision Congregation-
al Church, UCC will host a
retreat to explore the use of
mandalas for meditation and
personal and spiritual enrich-
ment on June 23 from 10 a.m.-
3 p.m. at the church, 96074
Chester Road, Yulee. Begin-
ning with a meditation on a'
reading from literature or
sacred texts, participants will
create or color mandalas with
supplied art materials. No ai-t
experience necessary Retreat
facilitator Marilyn Clark is a
licerind lirnical professional
couns-elr and wo,rkshop
leader from Baltimore, Md.
Cost is $25 before June 6
and $40 after. To register visit
www.NewVisionCongregation, find New Vision
on Facebook or contact Janet
Streit at (410) 258-6094 or the
Rev. Mary Kendrick Moore at
(904) 238-1822.
Free dinner
Springhill Baptist Church
will serve meals for individu-
als and families in need in the
area on Thursday, June 28
from 5-6:30 p.m. at'the
church, 941017 Old Nassau-
ville Road. Meals are served
on the.fourth Thursday of
each month. The church aldo
delivers meals to those who

Innovative Style, Contemporary Musi,
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KidKredible Children Ministries
Meeting @ 1030am Sunday
Youth Progran Wed. @ 6:30pm
Caonecaing Hi Cist..
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Please oin us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM

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

20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of All People
SundayVew Cla 9 9.
Sunday School 9:00a.m.
morning Woship 10o30 am. every Sunmay
Wednesday Noon-day Prer
dneesday 3Mid-week Service --9 p.-Winistrie
BisB a & n. Copres, Singls, Y.ul


Sunday Service ... .10:30 am
Bible Study ....... .9:30 am
Wednesday Service... 7:00 pm
www.thebridgeflordia .cam
85031 Landover Drive
Yulee, Fl


'Soul Surfer
As part of the Faith, Fun and Family Summer, First Baptist
Fernandina, 1600 S. Eighth St., will present the movie "Soul
Surfer" on June 10 at 6 p.m.
"Soul Surfer" is the true story of a natural-born surfer who
was leading an idyllic life on Kauai, Hawaii participating in
national surf competitions when everything changed. On
Halloween morning, a 14-foot tiger shark came out of
nowhere and seemed to shatter all her dreams. "Soul Surfer"
reveals her fight to recover and how she grappled with the
question of her future. It stars Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt,
Carrie Underwood and AnnaSofia Robb as Bethany Hamilton.
The screening is free but seating is limited. For informa-
tion call 261-3617 or visit
Fishin mission
The First Baptist Church of Yulee and Impact Your World
Church will partner in Vacation Bible School,June 11-15. This
year's theme is "Fishin' on a Mission with Jesus."
Participants will learn how to become "Fishers of Men" and
be witnesses of.the gospel of Jesus Christ Young people of all
ages are welcome. VBS will meet at First Baptist Church,
86564 Pinewood Drive, Yulee;from 5:45-8 p.m. nightly.
Contact Daina Davis at (904) 708-7910 for information.
Aviation wonders
Vacatibn'Bible School will be amazing as First Baptist -
Fernandina presents "Amazing Wonders Aviation", June 18--
22. The "flight crew" will lead the kids to amazing things as
they encounter God like never before, all against the back-
drop of some of the world's most marvelous natural wonders.
Amazing Wonders VBS is for kids 3 years to fourth grade
completed. This year First Baptist will also feature "VBX" for
fifth and sixth graders completed, with even more intense
games, intense study, intense worship and intense fun. To
register ,isit .FBFiriLcpm ooKstop by the church, 1600 S.
Fighrh St.
Home Town Nazareth
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2600 Atlantic Ave.,
Fernandina Beach is planning an exciting adventure for your
children,grandchildren and.friends with "Home Town
Nazareth Where Jesus was a Kid" Vacation Bible School for
Sages 2-99. Sign them up for a fun, friendly and safe trip to
Nazareth, Jesus' hometown. Registration will be each Sunday
in June at a table located in the church narthex. VBS will be
held July 9-13 from 6-8:30 p.m. each day. A light supper will be
served from 5:30-6 p.m. Everyone is invited. For information
or to register call 261-6306.

cannot come. For information
call 261-4741.

Unity services
The Rev. Betty Sikking of
the Unity Spiritual Enrich-
ment Center of Jacksonville
will hold a class/service at the


Sunday School 9:30 am
MorningWorhip 8:15 am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeing 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team 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 -128
Yuee, FL 32097 Fax 22650809

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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 00 700 pm
Wednesday Service 7:00 pm
Nursery Provided

Board of Realtors building,
910 South 14th St, at 7 p.m.
the last Wednesday of each
month through September, to
help establish a Unity Church
locally. For information call
Chris Dillon at 310-6502 or
Marcia Brown at 415-0822.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes Youl -
Located at the corner
of 8th &Atlantlc
7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
8:15 a.m. Breakfast Burns Ha
900 a.m. Holy Eucharist
11:00 a.m. Service
6 p.m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE' -, 2nd Sunday

focy trinity

Sunday Holy Communion 8.00 &1000 am
5th Sunday Morning Prayer 10*00 am
Sunday Children's Bible Class- 1000 am
Wednesday Holy Communion -1215 pm
Rev.J. Michael Bowhay Rector
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Community Baptist
85326 Winona Bayview Road
Yulee, FL
Bro. Hartford Peeples, Pastor
Sunday School ....... 9:45 am
Morning Worship .... .11:00am
Evening Worship ......6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer .... .8:00 pm
Bible Study-Thursdays... 10:00 am
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FRIDAY. JUNE 1.2012/News-Leader


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For he News-Leader

In 1992, Canada proposed a
World Oceans Day as part of
the Earth Summit in Rio De
Janeiro, Brazil. Since that time,
World Oceans Day has been
celebrated around the world on
June 8 as a way to honor what
the oceans bring to us: Food,
livelihood, commerce, water
and an opportunity for fun..
Here in Fernandina, we
have particularly close ties to
our neighbor to the east, the
Atlantic Ocean. We are the
home to the beginnings of the
commercial shrimping indus-

.try; we enjoy the beaches and
play host to tourists who are
drawn to the Atlantic's beauty
and opportunity for relaxation;
we just finished a successful
Wild- Amelia Nature Festival,
with the release of a rehabili-
tated sea turtle; we fish from
its waters; we boat on its waters
and play host to sea-turtle nests
and hatchlings and a variety of
other local and migratory crea-
tures. I can't imagine a world
without oceans- as a matter of
fact, there wouldn't be a world
without them.
As world populations grow,
the oceans are beginning to
show the strain. We have over-

fished a number of species,
some of which iill never recov-
er. We have polluted the waters
and thrown our garbage into
the sea, which has become a
floating garbage heap in areas
of the Pacific. We have strewn
our beaches with debris that
becomes food for sea and shore
creatures and contributes to
their deaths. World Oceans Day
reminds us that with our right

to use the seas comes enor-
mous but simple responsibili-
ty: To keep them clean and pro-
ductive so that generations
beyond us can use their boun-
ty as well.
This summer the city of
Fernandina Beach will be
sprucing up major beach
accesses, including new wood-
en surrounds for the trash bar-
rels that vandals drag around,

our footprints
allowing contents to fly free. beaches to cle
The police will be handing out only to empty tl
citations for cabanas, umbrellas, beachside. Aft
etc., that are left overnight The end, the beach(
city is considering new signage After major sto
asking that visitors to "Leave surprised wha
Only Your Footprints." And brought in frol
there will be volunteers at the shore or from
major beaches to remind visi- not all of it par
tors in the nicest possible ways -So, on June
to keep our beaches as beauti- our wonderful
ful as they found them. chill out at the
Most locals I know carry ing or boating
two bags with them when they make it a life-lc
walk the shoreline: One for your trash off
treasures and one for trash. It's dunip it correct
a nice practice and necessary, -the majesty of
because the commercial trash east- and leave
collectors do not go onto the prints.

an. Their job is
he receptacles at
er a major week-
is need our help.
rms, you will be
at the tide has
m the ships off-
lands far away,
ticularly pretty.
8, have some of
I local seafood,
e beach or fish-
g, and begin to
ing habit to take
the beach and-
tly. Contemplate
what lies to our
e only your foot-

Workshop demonstrates preservation matters

City ofFernandina Beach

In order to help current and
prospective historic property
owners learn more about their
properties and how to maintain
and improve them, the city of
Fernandina Beach hosted a
first-ever historic preservation
workshop on May 19 at St.
Peter's campus at 801 Atlantic
"Historic Preservation
Matters," a frde event, provided
assistance to current and poten-
tial historic property owners
through a series of workshops
designed to highlight special
needsiof historic buildings. The
following speakers addressed
a variety of topics:

- Former Nassau County
Emergency Management direc-
tor and Historic District Council
member Nancy Ereeman tack-
led disaster preparedness for
historic buildings,
Interim Fire Chief Jason
Higginbotham, Code
Enforcement Officer Michelle
Forstrom, and Detective Marty
Scott of the Fernandina Beach
Police Department were on
hand todiscuss safety and',ecu-
rity issues,
Lori Miranda, architect
and Amelia Island Genealogical
Society member, taught about
researching house histories,
Kira Lake, conservation
supervisor with Florida Public
Utilities, discussed energy effi-

Tony Brauda, executive
vice president with First Coast
Community Bank, offered pos-
sibilities for financing restora-
tion and construction, and '
Steve Gaul, Extension
Ageiit with the.University of
Florida/IFAS, ard Marshall
McCrary of the Community
Development Department,
talked wildlife and Florida -
friendly landscaping.
In addition, event partners
the Amelia Island Museum of
History and the Florida Public
Archaeology Network (EPAN)
sponsored two educational activ-
ities for children. The museum
conducted "Box City," based on
a well-known model for teaching
children about city planning and
architecture. The children

learned about zoning, historic
buildings, and ultimately built
their own city, which will be dis-
played this summer at the
museum and also be part of its
camp offerings.
FPAN hosted "Shoebox
Dig!" to teach children about
archaeology through the use of
layers of sand and artifacts in a
shoebox. Each child made their
own "dig" and learned about
prehistory and history in
Northeast Florida through their
Lastly, FPAN hosted a short
version of its Cemetery
Resource Protection Training
(CRPT), covering cemetery
management, typology and pro-
tection strategies and illustrat-
ing proper headstone cleaning
in a hands-on session at the St
Peter's Cemetery. CRPT train-
ing is offered by FPAN as a full-
day .session throughout
Northeast Florida.
This workshop was funded
in part by a Preserve America
glant offered through the
Florida Division of Historical,
Resources.,' The city of
Fernandina Beach is a Preserve
America community. Additional
funding was provided by event-
sponsor 'First" Coast
Community Bank. Myers Tree
Service; Fast Signs, Custom
Homes by B-ryan Lendry, the
Fltridai Hlise Inn. and the
..A jili I lland-Ft.r nandirna
R,--.,iration Foundation.
Donations not used for the
e- enL \i ill go towards the city's
Historic Preservation Trust-
For more information, visit'
" or con-
tact Adrienne Burke, Historic.
Preservation Planner, at 277-
;325 or

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Rebecca L Jordi received the ANREP Bronze Award
for her poster, "Calculating Extension Programt Values
to Elected and Appointed Officials"

Horticulture agent wins

silver, bronze awards

SOn May 22, Rebecca L.
Jordi was awarded the Bronze
award by the Association of
Natural Resource Extension
Professionals (ANREP), for a
poster she designed and pre-
sented at the annual meeting.
The poster was titled,
"Calculating 'Extension
Pogairim Values to Elected and
Appointed Officials."
Earlier this year, Jordi pre-
sented the Extension annual
:yoorrt tio,, th Nassau -'Count
Commission. The focus of the
report was the impacts of
Extension programming in 4-
H, Family and Consumer
Sciences, Agriculture/Natural
Resources and Horticulture.,
Regarding the Bronze Award,
Jordi stated, "It is so impor-
tant for our stakeholders to
understand the' value of
Extension programming. We
are grateful to have comniis-
sioners Who appreciate this
value. It was a pleasure to
share with my colleagues an
idea that they can use in their
Jordi was also.awarded the
Silver Award for her article,
"Trees: Nature's Air
Conditioners." The article
competed in the 2012 Short
Publication category, which
recognizes an outstanding
short publication of 5 pages or
less, focusing on natural
resource issues. The article,
inspired by the energy savings
realized due to the, UF/IFAS
Nassau County Demonstration
Garden, was also recognized

by the FAACA last month.
The 2012 Annual Awards
Program honored individual
faculty and teams who have
made significant contributions.
to educating target audiences
on effective sustainable natural
resource management. The
goal of the ANREP Annual
Awards Program is to.encour-
age, support and recognize
outstanding natural resource
programs. This program
.: stresto fosterhigh bstandc:A~i
,a arong its members-andhelp..
expand the use of high quality,
innovative materials and pro-
grams by honoring outstand-
ing members and
well as the educational mate-
rials and programs they have
ANREP award recipients
were recognized at a ceremo-
ny Tuesday during the 8th
Natural Resource Extension'
Professionals Conference at
Henderson, N.C.
Jordi; County Extension
Extension Agent III, is a
University of Florida faculty
member and has served as an
agent for over 10 years. In
2009, she was awarded tenure
by the University of Florida
For more information about
the Nassau Courty
Horticulture programs as well
as other programs offered by
the Nassau County Extension
Service, visit their website at
x.html, or call the office at
(904) 879-1019.


Jacksonville Area Legal
Aid, Inc. will host a Fair
Housing Town Hall Meeting
at the Peck Community
Center, 516 South 10th St.,
Fernandina Beach, on June 2
from 1-4 p.m. The meeting
will offer budget and foreclo-
sure counseling, potential
legal representation and gen-
eral information on con-
sumer rights, home owner-
ship, bankruptcy and fair
Participants will have the
opportunity to win gift prizes
from event sponsors the
Marina Seafood Restaurant;
The Crab Trap; Cafe Karibo;
Amelia Island Museum of
History; Publix; and Carmike
St Marys stroll
Join Walkin' Nassau for a
stroll of St. Marys, Ga., on
June 2. Meet at the Chamber
of Commerce at 111 Osborne
St. at 10:30 a.m. to sign in, or
join a carpool from the island
leaving from the old Kmart
parking lot at 9:30 am.
Following the walk enjoy
lunch at a restaurant on the
river (optional). Contact Jane
Bailey if you plan to carpool
or drive. Everyone welcome.
The walk, with 5K and 10K

options, is free. For informa-
tion and to RSVP for lunch,
contact Jane Bailey at dnjbai- or at
Yard sale
The American Legion
Auxiliary Unit 54 will hold a
yard sale June 2 from 9 am.-
2 p.m. at the Legion Post, 626
N. Third St. The Sons of the
American Legion Squadron
54 will hold their monthly
cookout offering chicken and
rib plates with potato salad
and baked beans for a $10
donation and grilled chicken
sandwiches with chips for a
$6 donation. Come by and
check out the bargains while
you pick up lunch.
Plant clinic
On June 4 County
Extension Director/Horticul-
ture Agent Becky Jordi will
conduct a Plant Clinic from
10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Yulee Extension Office (A1A
and Pages Dairy Road).
County residents are invited
to bring.plant samples show-
ing problems in their land-
scapes. Problems will be
identified and solutions off-
ered. There is no fee. Call
(904) 879-1019. Master
Gardeners are on duty on
Friday at 491-7340.

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that becomes foodfor sea and shore
creatures and contributes to their deaths.

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The Team Fernandina Stiiigrays dove into their summer season Saturday at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center. The Stingrays were victorious. Destiny Sutton, left, is all
business in the butterfly event, taking four seconds off her personal best. Eve Thomas, right, flies to first place in her butterfly event.

A big bunch of hams, TFS guys ham it up in clerk of course, waiting for
relays to begin, above. Don't let those sweet smiles deceive you, they're
serious about their swimming. Just read their backs, "Eat my Bub-
bles," right. Below from left, Bella Hernandez improves her personal
best butterfly by two seconds; five-year-old Charley Maynard shows
thetslmBtrethan one-wayto ge started; 'and'Alexa Miims' great start .
gets'her fourth in the 25 free event

'V. '

The look of victo-
ry, left, for 11-to
18-year-old 200
medley relay win-
ners Mary Kate
Kaywork, Carmen
Watson, Caityln
O'Rourke and
Reagan Butler.
Zoe Reyes, in the
pool, right, swims
anchor for the
second-place girls
13-14 relay team
along with team-.
mates Natalia
Janzen, Jade
Beasley and
Rachel Pittman.


Stingrays dive into season, beat Beaches Aquatic

Jeremy Kennedy squeaks out a close first in the 100 backstroke.

Team Fernandina Stingrays kicked of their
2012 summer swim season Saturday with a
decisive victory over Beaches Aquatics Club
Winter conditioning and hearty spring
practices paid off with 25 swimmers garnering
"B" speed times in 40 events. Three swimmers
earned "A" times Bryson Baxter, Abby
Thomas and Carmen Watson, who earned "A"
times in all three personal events.
Several young swimmers had double-digit
time improvements over last season -
Elizabeth Hernandez (50 free), Emily Flint
(100 free), Lacey Libby (50 back and breast)
and Sydney Pike, who had an amazing 16-sec-
ond improvement in her 25 back event.
The Stingrays, more than 100 strong, swim
Saturday through June. Meets begin at 9 a.m.
Next week they take on the Oceanway

"A" times: Bryson Baxter(50 free), Abby
Thomas (50 fly).Carmen Watson (100 free, 50
fly, 50 free).
"B" times: Jade Beasley (50 freestyle),
Sarah Pagliughi (50 free), Zoe Reyes (100 free,
50 free), Reagan Butler (100 free, 50 free),
Mary Kate Kaywork (100 free, 50 butterfly, 50
free), Natalia Janzen (100 free, 50 fly, 50 free),
Caitlyn O'Rourke (100 free, 50 fly, 50 free),
Felicity Acosta (25 backstroke), Katie Rowe
(50 back, 50 free),Taylor Radcliffe (50 back,
50 free), Chloe Birch (50 fly), Lauren Johnson
(25 free), Marley Thomas (25 fly), Camp
Priest (100 free, 100 breaststroke, 50 free),
Bryson Baxter (100 free), Christian Purdy
(100 free, 50 fly), Joseph Bustabad (100 free,
50 fly), Jeremy Kennedy (100 free, 50 free),
Johnathan Azar (100 free, 50 fly, 50 free),
Carson Nave (50 fly, 50 free) and Jeremy
Fischer (50 free).


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Iocal tennis professionals spent the Memorial Day weekend hosting tennis events and
clinics for junior and adult players in exchange for donations to support "Tennis
Thanks the Troops" scholarship program for ThanksUSA, which provides scholarships
for families of U.S. military men and women. The staff;of Maharaj Tennis and Omni
Amelia Island Plantation's Scott Colbourne volunteered to help support the cause.
Donations totaled $1,800 from events held Saturday and Sunday at the Central Park
courts,and at Omni's Racquet Park. More than 80 tennis enthusiasts weathered the
hot sun of Saturday and the wild winds of Sunday to hit the courts in support of the
troops. ThanksUSA tiny tot participants Joseph and Dustin Doyle, Nick and Chris
Stine and Isaac Graham, above.

Round robin players Bill
Hatch, Bob Stine and
Angic IPost, above, at
Omni Amelia Island
Plantation. Omni's
Director of Tennis Scott
Colbourne with Maharaj
Tennis' Vishnu and
Michele Maharaj at the
Omni Amelia Island
Plantation round robin
event Saturday, above
right. Maharaj Tennis
professionals Kacie
Dickinson, Rod Gibson,
Tracy Smythe and
Vishnu Maharaj, right,.
at the Central Park
courts Sunday after-

Chaifty gamegnobt
A charity baseball game will be played at 6
p.m. June 2 at the Central Park field, 1001
Beech St in Femandina Beach. Tickets are
$3 at the gate and proceeds benefit Gir
Power 2 Cure, an Amelia Island-based non-
profit dedicated to Rett Syndrome research
and awareness. Babe's Bombers will take on
the Blues Brothers (the umpires) and there
will be food and a bouncy house.
For information, visit Femandina Beach
Babe Ruth League's website,

Femandina Beach Pop Wamer is holding
registration for football and cheerleading for
the upcoming fall season through Aug. 19.
Registration fees are $100 for the first child
and $75 for each additional sibling through
June 30. Registration is online only through
June 22 at
Manual registrations will be held at the
field every Saturday beginning June 23 and
will continue until the registration deadline
Aug. 19. Online registrationswill remain open
during the registration period.
Fees will increase July 1 to $150 for the
first child and $125 for each additional sibling
July 1 through Aug. 19. Contact Lisa Haddock
at or 225-9931.

VidaFitness will hold the annual Indepen-
dence 5K at the Omni Amelia Island Planta-
tion, 6800 First Coast Hwy., on 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 fin-
ish are at the Racquet Park parking lot, locat-
ed next to The Verandah Restaurant.
Registration may be made online at or pick up/drop off registration
forms at the The Health & Fitness Center at
the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Forms are
also available at the McArthur Family YMCA.
Contact Sean Keith at
or 415-1429 with any questions.

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 Melihda Willaford at.261-3136.

Fyingub forms
Amelia Island Light Sport Flying Club
memberships are available for anyone with a
minimum of 200 hours PIC and who want to
fly for less than $50/hour The AILS is a newly
formed flying club based at Fernandina
Beach Municipal Airport.
AILS is currently in the evaluation process
to consider specific models of aircraft for club
lease and/or purchase. Become a principal

Fernandina Beach Middle School eighth
graders Teddi Lesoine, left, and Emily
Faltemier returned to the Florida Middle
School State Track Meet in Clearwater in
May. Athletes qualify by finishing first in
one of six area qualifying meets or by
meeting stringent Florida time requiie-
ments for each event Lesoine ran the
1,500m for the second consecutive year,
completing the race with a time of 5:29
and finishing in 19th place out of 40.
Faltemier competed in both the 1,500m
and 800m for the third straight year.
She was 16th of 40 in the 1,500m with
a time of 5:26 and 12th out of 30 in the
800m with a time of 2:37.

member now and be involved in this impor-
tant decision. Principal memberships are limit-
ed to 20 qualified pilots. Contact Mickey Baity
at 277-8360 or Lew Eason at 491-8638 for
membership details.

Boules hb
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 atthe 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.

Organized bike rides
Organized bicycle rides in Fernardina
'Beach and around Amelia Island are Thurs-
days 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 wel-
come. Ride are around 30 miles with rest
stops along the way and loops back to the
starting point at around 10 miles before con-
tinuing on the remaining 20 miles of the route.
Lunch after the ride is optional.
Helmets and a bicycle in good working
condition are mandatory. Rides are led by
Don Eipert n conjunction with the North Flori-
da Bicycle Club Call 261-5160 or visitiyww. or' -'

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Heartfelt Southern drama coming to ACT

For theNews-Leader
Watch and listen to six Southern
women talking about weddings and
babies, life and death, and every-
thing in between. The conversation
is universal and could be in any
town. This June, it's at Amelia
Community Theatre and the show is
"St-el Magnolias," a delightful and
poignant comedy about friendship
and sisterhood.
The setting is Truvy's beauty
shop in 1980s Louisiana, where the
business motto is, "There is no such
thing as natural beauty." Truvy,
played by Fran Hindsley, hires a
down-on-her-luck stranger, Annelle,
played by ShaunaTurnmire.
Annelle declares that, "My personal
tragedy will not interfere with my
ability to do good hair."
The play opens on the wedding"
day of the prettiest girl in town,
Shelby, portrayed by Kristin
Sakamoto. Shelby is marrying into a
good old Southern family with good

old Southern values where "you
either shoot it, stuff it, or marry it."
Toni D'Amico is Shelby's mother
M'Lynn, a career woman with a
fierce love for her family. She says
her husband would never set foot in
a beauty shop. "He probably thinks
we all run around naked or some-
Sharing in this important day are
Clairee, the mayor's widow, and
Ouiser, the town's rich curmudgeon,
played by Tricia Snelling and
Michele Giltmier, both newcomers
to ACT's stage. Between the banter,
the good-natured insults and the
gossip, you will witness the strength
of these women as they support one
another when life outside the beauty
shop becomes hard.
Playwright Robert Harling wrote
this play after his sister's death. Its
popularity inspired an equally popu-
lar movie version starring Sally
Fields, Julia Roberts and Dolly
Parton. ACT first presented this
show in 1990 and is enthusiastic
about producing it again in 2012.

Director Jennifer Webber says that
"one of the great pleasures of direct-
Sing a well-known and much-loved
play such as 'Steel Magnolias' is that
it attracts a big response from our
actors and crew volunteers. We have
had wonderful help from the staff of

local beauty shops to make our
Show very authentic."
In the lobby at most performanc-
es will be make-up consultants with
free samples, and ACT will have
tickets for a special drawing for a gift
certificate for a complete day at the

The cast of "Steel Magnolias"
includes, seated from left,
'Shauna Turnmire and Kristin
Sakamoto, and standing from
left, Fran Hindsley, Tricia
Snelling, Michele Giltmier and
Toni D'Amico.

spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island. '
Sabrina Rockwell is producer and
Gill Johnston, the assistant direc-
tor/stage manager, will be directing
the first show ofACTs next season,
Performances are at 8 p.m. on
June 7-9, 14-16 and 21-23 and at 2
p.m. on June 17 at 207 Cedar St.
Adult tickets are $20 and student
tickets, through college, are $10.
Purchase online at www.ameliacom- or call the box
office at 261-6749. Box office hours
are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursdays,
Friday and Saturdays and 90 min-
utes before curtain on show dates.

Festivalfinale all in the family

Sibliog musicians David and Julie Coucheron.

season of the Amelia Island
T he grand finale of the 2012
Chamber Music Festival will
clearly show that musical tal-
ent often runs in the family. "From Our
Family to Yours" June teams brother
Sand sister, husband and wife and two
Brothers performing music.ofVitale,
Borodin and Chausson.
SThis 7 p.m. performance will be
held at Prince of Peace Lutheran
Church, 2600 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina
Beach. Tickets are $40 and can be pur-
chased at www.aicmf.c6m or by calling
The brother and sister combination
is David, and Julie Coucheron. Violinist
David, concertmaster of the Atlanta'
Symphony Orchestra, regularly per-
forms in some of the world's most
impressive co:nccirt ve-nuc-. including
the Wigmor, Hall, Cai negle Hall, Weill
Hall and The Kennedy Center. Julie has

established an international career and
won first prize in all the national compe-
titions she has attended. She has
played in most of the major music capi-
tals in North America, Europe, South
America and Asia. The sibling duo has
performed around the globeand woh
the prestigious EMCY Jugend
Musiziert duo competition in Weimar,
Elissa Koljonen and Roberto Diaz
are the husband and wife pairing. A cel-
ebrated violinist, Koljonen has thrilled
audiences and critics in over 100 cities
around the world. She initially received
international acclaim upon becoming
the first recipient of the prestigious
Henryk Szeryng Foundation Award
and silver medalist of the Carl Flesch
International Violin Competition Diaz
is a vrrlitstifrhttiitatoiial reputation.
He holds the prestigious position of
President and CEO of the Curtis

.Institute of Music. Diaz is the former
principal violist of th'e Philadelphia
The brothers are Christopher.and
Charles Rex. Christopher, general and
artistic director of the Amelia Island
Chamber Music Festival, has 'been
principal cello of the Atlanta Symphony
Orchestra since 1979. Charles previous-
ly served as associate concertmaster of
the New York Philharmonic under
Zubin Mehta. In addition to his career
as a soloist, he was guest concertmas-
ter of the London Symphony under Sir
Colin Davis.
The 2012 season of the Amelia
Island Chamber Music Festival has fea-
.tured more than 40 inter nationally
acclaimed artists performing in 16 con-
certs held in small, intimate venues,
including 19th century c-hrches and
the historic courthouse. Visit or call 261-1779.

'Bluegrass and Beauty at the ort'

SAs a special thank you to the com-
munity for its support, the Wild
Amelia Nature Festival has
announced a pQst-festival event,
"Bluegrass andBeauty at the Fort,"
on Friday, June 15 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
at the Visitor Center of Fort Clinch
State Park.
:The event celebrates the opening
of the exhibit of the winning images,
from the 4th annual Wild Amelia.
Nature Photography Contest and is
alJs-ceprise l.tlhe bluegrass concert
postponed f[rm Friday. May 18 due to
inclement weather.
The evening is free and open to the
public There will be no charge to
enter the park for the event, which
will be held rain or shine. Additionally,

guests who wish to take the
Candlelight Tour of the fort
may do so at the end of the event but
must register with Fort-Clinch in
The Aimelia River Ramblers a
local bluegrass and folk band -will
entertain the guests who come to
see all of the photographs selected as
winners in the recent contest and
exhibited in the Fort Clinch Visitor
Center. The band willtplay on the.
patio if the weather is fair. or in the
Visitor Center should it rain. Light
refreshments Will be served. Guests
are encourageJ to bring chairs and
insect spray.
Those who wishto take the unique
Candlelight;Tbur of the Fort at the

conclusion of the concert should
make reservations in advance with
the fort by calling 277-7274.
The tour can accommodate.
only 20 guests and costs $3 per per-
The Wild Amelia Nature
Festival is an all-volunteer nonprofit
organization whose mission is
to project the wildlife and wild places
of the island through education.-The
festival is held on the third weekend
of May each year; but educational
events are ongoing throughout the
For more information visit and the Wild
Amelia Nature FestivalFacebook

"Tail Walker" by Don Lay, which took second place in me
Advanced/Pro category of the Wild Amelia Nature Photography
Contest last month, will be among the photos on display at the
winning images exhibit opening June 15 at the Fort Clinch
Visitor Center.



Sounds on Centre, presented by the Historic
Fernandina Business Association. will feature the
Instant Groove Band with jazz and R&B tonight;
Con.ertware held the first Friday of each month
from 6-8 p.m. on
Centre Street
between Second
and Front
streets. Bring a
chair and your
dancing shoes.
For information
or to become a sponsor contact Madeline
Richard at (904) 688-0880 or For the complete schedule.

The Amelia Island Museum of History's next
Brown Bag Lunch June 6 at noon will feature Ed
Johnson on the history of smuggling. After the
Embargo Act of 1807 prohibited U.S. citizens
from international trade. Fernandina's close prox-
imity to the Georgia coast made it an ideal port
for smuggling contraband into the United States
from Spanish Florida. Learn about the origins of

smuggling and its ,-
colorful history .
worldwide, using
examples from
local history. The
program is free
and open to the
public. For in for- ,-
mation contact
Gray Edenfield at
261-7378. ext. 102 or


My Big Fat Greek Food Fest. June 8-10 at Holy
Trinity Greek Orthodox Church,2940 CR-214
(West King Street). St. Augustine will feature
Greek dinners. pas-
tries and coffee. a
Greek Orthodox
bookstore. kid. area
with face painting
and games. Greek
wine tasting and
food demonstrations.
music and specialty
food items. Tours of
the Holy Trinity
Church will be available as well. The featured

event is an "An Evening of Comedy with Basile" at
8 p.m. June 9 in the Michael C. Carlos Fellowship
Hall. Basile has entertained millions of comedy
fans in the U.S. and internationally.
Contact Holy Trinity at (904) 829-0504 for tick-
ets $45 adults and $35 students under 18. Free
admission and parking all weekend. For informa-
tion call the church or visit
Fernandina Little
Theatre is proud to
present Blend. four
guys singing great
songs. in "Forever
Doo Wop: A Tribute
to the'50s and '60s.
Performances are
June at 230 p.m.
and 7-30 p.m. atThe *
Peck Center. 516
South 10th St.. Fernandina Beach.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the
door or in advance at The UPS Store in the island
Publix shopping center. Patrons are encouraged
to purchase tickets in advance to guarantee avail-






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The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens, 829
Riverside Ave.,
Jacksonville, in conjunction
with Blue Star Museums, a
partnership with the
National Endowment of the
Arts, Blue Star Families, the
Department of Defense and
more than 1,500 museums
across America, is offering
free admission to all active
duty military and their fami-
lies through Labor Day,
Sept. 3. The Cummer is also
extending this free admission
to include retired military fami-
lies as well. Valid military iden-
tification is required for free
entry and will include full
access to the museum and
gardens, as well as the spe-
cial exhibitions. For informa-
tion call (904) 356-6857 or.
visit Visit

The Sons of the
American Legion will serve
grilled chicken sandwiches
with lettuce, tomato and all
the toppings for a $6 dona-
tion, and chicken and ribs
with sides for a $10 dona-
tion, on June 2 starting at 11
a.m. at American Legion Post
54, 626 S. Third St.,
Femandina Beach. The public
is welcome. All proceeds go to
programs supported by the
Sons of the American
* *
Micah's Place will host
"A Savory Taste from A
Savory Place" featuring
"chefs" from its board, aux-
iliary, volunteers, civic and
church groups in a cook-off.
using recipes from the
organization's ASaroiyP/ace
Enjoy samples of wine and
beer and live music. Guests
will vote for their favorite
recipes and the favorite
"chef' will win awards.
Exhibitors will decorate their
tables based on their recipe
and/or group.
The event is June 2 from
4-7 p.m. at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
Tickets are $35 and available
at the Purple Dove Resale i
Center, next to Dick's Wings
in Yulee, or contact Kelly
Monti at projectcoordina- or 491-
6364, ext. 102 for tickets or to
sign up as a "chef."

GO Yoga, 708 S. Eighth'
St., Fernandina Beach, will
host an eight-week work-
shop on Insight Meditation.
June 3-July22 from 6:30-8
p.m. using Insight
Meditalon, A Step by Step
Course /i How to Meditate
by Sharon Salzberg and
Joseph Goldstein. Insight
Meditation has its foundation
in Buddhist teachings but is
non-sectanian and anyone, no
matter what your chosen faith,
can benefit.
Willow Embry. is offering
the workshop, which will
include short, guided medita-
tions, discussion and Q&A.

The workshop is free, though
a donation is suggested for
the use of the space. The
workbook boxed set for the
course is approximately $15
and must be ordered. For
information or to register call
261-9143 or email willowem- The course
is appropriate for both begin-
ners and those with some
meditation experience,.
* *
Everyone's invited to
Indy's 13th birthday party
on June 3 at 2 p.m. at his
carriage house, 115 Beech
St. Indy is the Belgian draft
horse who pulls carriages in
the historic district for the Old
Towne Carriage Company. He
was bom in Indiana and after
logging, plowing and winning
heavy-weight pulling competi-
tions he's now retired to a
much easier job. At the party
toss horseshoes, get prizes
for kids and enjoy free
refreshments. As a birthday
gift, guests may bring a carrot
or an apple'- Indy's favorite
treats. For information contact
Rita at 277-1555 or
Rain date is June 10 at 2

WIN WIN (Women in-
Nassau Helping Women in
Need) networking group will
meet June 4 at 6:30 p.m.,
hosted by Diane LaPatra of
Amelia's Treasure at 216
Centre St. Bring a $10 check
payable to "Women of Power"
for the nonprofit Cedar Haven
'Transitional House.
Cedar Haven also needs
paper products and trash
bags. Bring an appetizer or
dessert to share, brochures
and business cards. Door
prizes are optional. Non-alco-
holic beverages provided; or
bring a bottle of wine to share.
To RSVP or for information
.contact Connie Braithwaite at
759-0745. Visit winwinnas-

Mamamelia will host
Divas Day Out from9:30
a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 9 at the
Atlantic Recreation Center
to benefit Girlpower2cure,
an organization devoted to
raising awareness for Rett
SSyndrome, a neurological
Disorder that strikes only
Enjoy shopping, pamper-
ing, fashion shows, hula and
Zumba demonstrations,
womdn's self-defense exhibi-
tion, a Do it Herself session .
by H-ome Depot and more.
Have a diva photo taken, ask
ahn b/gyn questions, get a
massage and have your chil-
dren's photo ID and finger-
Spiiqts taken by the Nassau
County Sheriff's Office.
Businesses interested in
-participating may email
info @
Admission is $3 per person;
children under 6 free. To leam
more about Rett Syndrome
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"Public Archaeology
Day" at Kingsley Plantation
is June 9 at 1 p.m.
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The Femancdia Bach Drum Crcle
meets the first Monday of each month
from 7-9 p.m. at the DeeDee Bartel
Nature Center and North End Boat
Ramp. Instrumentation centers on
drums and percussion but may include
other instruments such As flutes,
kidgeridoos and other non-percussion
instrument. Dancers are welcome also.
Folow North 14th Street to the end.
Go past Bosque Bello Cemetery and
Old Towr, over the.bridge and then left
toward the old pogy plant. The entrance
is on theht.
Call Barbara Hill at (904) 556-3219
or Doug Byron ar261-5387 for .
Gdspel Exposion
The first annual "Gospel Explosion!"
With the theme, "Under An Open
Heaven: A Community Night of
Worship," will be held June S at 7 Q.m.
.at The Carpenters House Yulee,
850987 US 17, hos Pastor Tony Edge
The Dare To Dream (D2D) Y6uth
Group, in partnership With the Christ-
Like Youth Ministry, invites individuals,
church bands, choirs, praise/dance and
drama teams, youth ministries, etc., to
join in the occasion. All participants will
be local youth giving back their gifts
unto the Glory of God.
To participate, RSVP by June 5 to
Justin Gilyard at (904) 206-1877. For
information, contact Pamela Albertie at
583-8466 or Erving Gilyard (904) 874-
Starry Nights
Starry Nights June 9 from 7-9 p.m. at
the St. Marys, Ga., waterfront park will
feature Lisa Allen's Dance Works and
Dina Barone's Camden Cabaret. The
event Is free. Bring chairs,'blankets and
Jazz jam
A jazz jam is held at Pablos, 12 N.
Second St., Femandina 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-
Amelia River Cruises
Amelia River Cruises'Adult "BYOB"
Twilight Tours are held Friday and
Saturday. Tickets are $29 per person at

University of Florida's
Department of Anthropology
on a six-week field school at
Kingsley Plantation during
May and June will inform visi-
tors on the current investiga-:
tions at the Timucuan
Preserve's Kingsley
Plantation and guide them
through active dig sites.
Beginning at 1 p.m., UF
archaeologist Dr. James
Davidson and students will
treat park guests to guided
, tours of the barn, sugar mill
and cabin sites.
this event is free and open.
to the public.
Kingsley Plantation is open
daily, at no charge, from 9
a.m.-5 p.m. Call (904) 251-
3537 or visit
10* *0
The "Fun in the Sun
Expo" will feature the Sand
Gnat BBQ Challenge from 9
amn.-2 p.m. June 9 at the St.
Marys, Ga., waterfront park.
The contest is free but
advance registration is
required. Teams can choose
to be judged in any of fbur
categories and'a team of
judges will declare the overall
winner as "Pitmaster." Guests
can sample barbecue from
each team for a $5 fee and
vote for the "People's Choice."
Teams are able to sell their
Aslo enjoy entertainment,
vendor booths, blessing of the
boats and other activities dur-
ing the expo. For registration
forms or information call (912)

1 North Front St., Femandina Beach, or
cal 261-9972 or book online at
The Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316
Centre St., features open mic night
Monday at 7 p.m.; Latin dance night
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ($5 for les-
sons); Zane live Thursdays at 7 p.m.;
Kevin Barron Fridays at 7 p.m.; Jahmen
Reggae Band Saturdays at 6 p.m.;
Doggy Hour Monday, Wednesday and
Friday, 4-7 p.m. (courtyard is always
dog-friendly). Call 432-7086. Join them
on Facebook.
Dog Star Tavem, 10 N. Second St.;
Souf Gravy tonight; Dark Horse Saloon
June 2: Ginormous J June 7; Chroma
June-8; and The 3 June 9. Visit Dog
* Star on Facebook and
' Call 277-8010.
* *
The Working Class Stiff' vinyl record
Night Tuesdays from 8 p.m.-midnight at
the Dog Star Tavern features blues to
country to rock and pop, all on vinyl
records. More than 1,000 vinyl records
are for sale every week. Hosted by DJ -
J.G. World and Jim. Call 277-8010.
Florida House Inn
Flonda House Inn, 22 S. Third St.,
hosts Hickory Wind in the Frisky
Mermaid bar on Thursdays from 7:30-
10 p.m. Call 491-3322.
een Turde
The Green Turtle. 14 S. Third St,
live music. Call 321-2324.

Hammerhead Beach Bar
Hammerhead Beach Bar, 2045 S.
Fletcher Ave., DJ Heavy Hess Sundays:
Visit Hammerhead on Facebook.
Contact Bill Chllders at bill@thepalace-
Instant Groove
The Instant Groove, featuring
Lawrence Holmes, Johnny Robinson,
Scott Giddons and Sam Hamilton, plays
each Thursday night at The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island. Dress is casual.
For information call Holmes at556-
6772 '
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318
Centre St., free trnvi each Monday at

* *
The $5 Jewelry Sale is
coming to Baptist Medical
Center Nassau on June 15,
hosted by the Auxiliary
from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. in the
hospital boardroom. Cash,
personal checks and major
credit cards accepted.
Everything is $5 plus tax.
For information call the
BMCN Auxiliary Office at
321-3818 and leave a mes-
sage and your call will be

.Fernandina Beach/Peck
'Class of 1972 members first
through 12th grade, stu-
dents or teachers, are invit-
ed to the 40th reunion.
Events include an Amelia
Rivers Cruise Aug. 2 at 7
p.m.; a gathering at The Surf
Aug. 3 from 6:30-10 p.m.;
cocktails and dinner at The
Crab Trap 5-7 p.m. Aug. 4;
main reception at the
Fernandina Beach Golf
Club Aug. 4 from 7:30-11;30
p.m.; and picnic lunch,
Aug. 5 at 11.a.m. at-
Goffinsville Park.
To donate funds to help
those who cannot pay,
locate "lost" classmates or
teachers; decorate, man the
registration table, assemble a
slide show, etc., contact
Catherine Galphin at cgal-
phinl or (904)
To register for the reunion, alumni account at or mail
contact information and reser-
vation requests to Kay Hanna

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
Tuesday from 7:30-11:30 p.m.; the
Turner London Band Thursday from
8:30 p.m.-midnight and Friday and
Saturday from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Cal
261-1000. Visit
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St.,
Monday nights reggae with Pil Pili and
Chillakaya One; Tuesdays Buck Smith
Project; Wednesdays Wes Cobb;
Thursday Hupp & Rob in the Palace &
DJ Buca in Sheffield's; Fridays and
Saturday regional bands and DJ
Anonymous at Sheffield's. Call Bill
Childers at 491-3332 or email
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910
Atlantic Ave., The Macy's play each
Wednesday from 6-9 p.m.; trivia
Thursday; live music every Friday and
Saturday at 8 p.m. Call 310-6904. Visit
SeabreezeSports Bar
Seabreeze Sports Bar, 2707 Sadler
Road, inside the Days Inn, welcomes
weekend DJs Wayne and Country
Sliders Seaside Grll
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S.
Fletcher Ave., The Macy's 6-10 p.m.
Friday and Saturdays; live music 9
p.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Sunday In the
Breakers Bar; live music 6.10 p.m.
nightly and 1-5 p.m. SatUrday nd- .:'
Sui'day in the TIki BarP.III Pill r'a e,:.
front 7-11p.m. Wednesday. pall.
6652. Visit wwwslidersseaSlde.opm.' :
Join Sliders on Facebookandtcte'Jt

The Surf Restaurant and;Bar,:3 '.
South FletcherAve.; Lary &iTh, :i.
Backtrackslonight; Gary Kenistoq jrU)
2; Richard Stratton 1-5.p.rp;'ndRn Rgfe
Lee 6-10'p.m. June 3; Kerit Kity e.ileb
4; Alex Affronti June 5; rD Rocb.Ul ,
Andy Haney June 7; ,Rchard.Sthi-.',
June 8; and Larry & The Backtr&acl. "' '
June 9. Entertainment is 5-9.p.rri, .' :
Monday-Thursday, 6-10 p.m. Fridayan_;
-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. and 6-10 p.i. .m
Sunday. Call 261-5711 -' ..:

Stephehs, P.O. Box 35,
SFerriandina Beach, FL 32035,
or contact Galphin.
1 1 * *
Ballroom Dance Amelia
hbist 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


Amelia Community
Theatre will hold auditions
for the Nell Simon comedy
"God's Favorite" at 4 p.m.
June 3 and 7 p.m. June 4 at
209 Cedar St. Five men and
three women of varying ages
are needed for the cast; per-
formances will be in August.
Geoffrey King is the director.
For information on the plot
and characters, visit
www.ameliacommunitythe- Call 261-6749 to
check out a script.
Those interested in work-
ing on backstage crews are
also encouraged to attend
auditions or contact the the-
ater at

"Wizard of Oz" runs
June 6 through July 22 at
Alhambra Theatre and
Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville, at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday through Sunday.
Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and
dinner starts at 6 p.m.

Saturday matinees are at. 115
p.m. Doors open at 11 a;m.-
and brunch at 11:15 a.m
Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m.
Doors open at noon and the.
meal starts at 12:15 p.m..
Group sales available. Family
pricing is four tickets for $140.
Regular tickets start at $42 for
adults and $35 for children,
including dinner, show and.
parking. Call (904) 641-1212
or visit
* *
Carmike Amelia Island 7
Theater, South 14th and
Lime streets, will feature
The Bolshoi dancing The
Bright Stream with
Raymonda live on June 24
at 11 a.m., with an encore
that day at 4 p.m. and July 10
at 7 p.m. Contact the Carmike
Theater at 261-9867.


Learn about Amelia
Island ghost stories as you
tiptoe through dark streets
and walk In the footsteps of
a bygone era as the past
comes alive through the skill-
ful storytelling of an Amelia
Island Museum of History
Guide. The tour begins at 6
p.m. every Friday and lasts
about one hour.
Meet your guide in the
cemetery behind St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave. Tickets are
$10/adults and $5/students.
Contact Thea at 261-7378,
ext. 105 or Thea@ameliamu- for information.


June workshops at the Island Art
- Association, 18 N. Second St., include:
Portrait, 7-9 p.m. June 5 and 12.
Contact Paul Massing, 321-0738.
*Thursday Morning Painters, 8:30
a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 7,14, 21 and 28.
Contact Gretchen Williams, 491-3171.
Photographers Group, 7 p.m. June
28. Contact Pat Hooks, 277-2597, or
Free children's classes, June 23,
sign-up required at the gallery, 261-7020.
Children' Art, 6-9 years from 10-11
' a.m. and 11:15 a.m. -12:15 p.m. (two
sessions); Middles School Art, 10-13
years, 1-2:15 p.m. Art teachers' honorari-
um and art supplies donated by the
Wookcock Foundation & Plantation
Ladies Associatibn.
Learn How to Sculpt Animals &
People-Workshop 1, Chuck Oldham,
June 2,1:30-4:30 p.m. Contact Oldham
at (904) 432-8398.
Consciousness, Compassion &
Creativity, experiential training with
Martha Bennett, MA, June 4, 11, 18, 25
and July 2. Contact Bennett at (904) 557-
*Acrylic Painting Workshop with

Sharon Haffey, 9 a.m.-noon June 12,19
and 26. Contact Haffey 310-9194 or
How to Use Your Digital Camera
with Bill Raser, 9 a.m.-noon June 30.
Contact Raser at 557-8251 or
For a complete schedule of events
and classes or to rent the Education
Center visit or call 261-
Sculpting class
Leam how to transform basic geomet-
ric forms into realistic-looking animals
and people with sculptor Charles "Chuck"
Oldham. Workshop I on June 2 from
1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Island Art
Association, 18 N. Second St., takes stu-
dents through the basics of sculpting a
maquettee" (a small-sculpture study).
Each student will complete a figure to
take home. All materials included.
Cost is $200 members, $225 non-
members, payable to Charles Oldham,
P.O. Box 15663, Femandina Beach, FL
32035, or with credit card at (904) 432-
8398 or online with PayPal at www.whati- Call 261-
7020 or email Visit or
Compassionate art
"Change Your Life Through
Consciousness, Compassion and
Creativity" with instructor Martha Bennett
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., Femandina Beach.
In this series of experiential classes
students will leam: to be present -the
most powerful place from which to live; to
find your compassion and how to be
compassionate to yourself; and the cre-
ative process through which you can
change your life.
Bennett has more that 25 years' com-
bined experience as a psychotherapist
and 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 a
certified Open-Focus trainer. She teach-
.es at the University of North Florida in the
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute pro-
gram. Cost is $100. Contact Bennett at
557-5951 to register or for information.
Class size limited to 12.

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Students enjoy 'out of the world' adventure.

Six West Nassau High School stu-
dents were selected to participate in
the First Annual Student Astronaut
Challenge on May 19. The event was
sponsored by the Florida Department
of Education, the Challenger
Learning Center and the Walt Disney
The WNHS Astronaut Team mem-
bers are Fenner Bagocious, Kara
Braddock, Bradley Sikes, Caleb
Langrell, Chaiyapat (Parn)
C h.iicha.nasuwat, and Elan Wright.
They werg supported and led by their
fornier science teacher, Monica
Wright of Callahan Middle School and
Shari Braddock of WNHS.
High schools from around the
state applied for the challenge; the
WNHS team was selected as one of
the top eight.
To ehter the competition, the team'
di-ignxed an experiment to perform in
zero gravity, as on the International ,
Space Station. When they were select-
ed as finalists, they had to build and
perform their experiment which was


contest a

Twenty-one students rep-
resenting 10 Nassau County
schools turned up the charm
on May 1 as they shared '
their public speeches with a
room full of school faculty
and family members.
They began months ago
along with more than 2,000
students their age writing a
speech on any topic they pre-
ferred for a classroom
They were then selected
to represent their classroom.
in the school level competi-
tion and each school
sent two representatives in
the elementary (fourth-fifth
grade) and middle school
(sixth grade) age division to.
the culminating county con-
"The research the.youth
.the passion they have for
their selected topics is amaz-
ing and extremely evident as
they make their presenta-
tions," said Nassau County
Extension Agentand 4-H
Youth Development coordi-
nator Amanda Thien.
"I can't help but think
what an asset these young
people will be one day as a
spokesperson for various
The judges this year rep-

Learning Center in Tallahassee. A
panel of experts in the field of aero-
space science and engineering evalu-
ated each team's performance and
picked the top three teams.
They had to prove competency in
each of the following categories: a
written test of aerospace concepts, an
engineering challenge, presentation
of their experiment and finally a flight
operation including launch, orbit and
landing of the Space Shuttle on the
Enterprise flight simulator.
For their participation, each mem-
ber of the team won a day pass at any
Walt Disney World Park and a pro-
gram with the Disney Imagineers.
Also, their experiment was sent to the
NASA Educational Deparatment for
further consideration.
"This is an amazing STEM oppor-
tunity for our students and a chance
for them to see science in a real-world
application. I am so proud of their
hard work and am thrilled for them to
have made it into the finals," says




in nation
Fernandina Beach High
School ranked 614th
nationally and 39th
statewide in U.S. News and
World Report's 2012 Best
High Schools in the coun-
Stry report.
The annual report ranks
high schools in the United
States based on academic
averages relating to college
readiness index, math and
reading proficiency, and
student-teacher ratio.
The magazine used a
:three-step process to deter-
mine the results. Working
.with the American '
Institutes for Research,
they evaluated approxi-
mately 22,000 public high
school arou nd the couritry'
and used data from the
2009-10 school year.
The magazine looked at -
factors that would provide
the best academic climate
in which students could
excel. The first two steps
evaluated academic profi-
ciency based on student
performance on state profi-
ciency tests. The third step
analyzed how schools pre-
pared students for a college

made possible with assistance of
Science First Inc. in Yulee.

The'team competed in a four-hour
competition at the Challenger

Elementary age winners in the 4-H Tropicana public speaking contest, above, are
Honorable Mention, Laura Page, Emma Love Hardee; third place Reegan Graves,
St. Michael Academy; second place Seth Langston, Emma Love Hardee; and first
place Ishmael Lacoste, Callahan Intermediate School.

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Middle school age division winners are, above, Honorable Mention Garland
Stafford, Fernandina Beach Middle School; third place Isabella Thompson-Davoli,
St. Michael Academy; second place Carlene Tompkins, Callahan Middle School; and
first place Raymond Pace, Callahan Middle School.

resented Florida State
College's forensic program
and they were extremely
impressed with the youth

The 4-H Tropicana public
speaking contest is a school
enrichment program oppor-

tunity. For information on the
Nassau County 4-H program,
contact Thien at nassau.ifas. or (904) 879-1019.



Boys & Girls Clubs of
Nassau County takes pleas-
ure in naming two outstand-
ing young people as the
Youths of the Mopth for April:
Summer Basch and Hannah
Summer Basch is available
for just about every job and
project at the Fernandina
:Club. She
does well in
fifth grade
at Emma
School, par-
ticularly in
and partici- Summer
pates in the
school choir
and dance team. As vice-presi-
dent of the Torch Club, this
12-year-old is often called to
lead meetings and seek ways
to help younger members in
activities, such as the
Halloween Party and Easter
Egg Hunt. She turned out for
the "Rake Day" at our new.
club site. As well as a place to
grow and learn,
Summer finds the club to
be a safe haven for her
younger sister and herself
while her.single mom is at
Work; JIer aspiration is -
become professionally trained
as a chef. With her outstand-
ing character, Summer is
bound to succeed.
Hannah MacDonald is a
remarkable 13-year-old girl
and a positive influence at the
Miller Club. She maintains a
4.0 GPA in seventh grade at
Yulee Middle School and dis-
plays great
creative tali
ent in voice
and art At
the club
she is an
active mem-
ber of In
search of
Me Caf6,
and a leader Hannah
in the Bake
Sale and
participates in candy sales,
the car wash project and the
food drive.
At home she was a source
of family strength during her
dad's serious surgery.
Jannah plans to attend a col-
lege that will enable her to
further develop her artistic
With maturity,and
dedication unusual for her
age, we are sure that Hannah
will make her mark in the
artistic world and whatever
other endeavors her future

Front row, from left, are Elan Wright, Kara Braddock and Fenner
Bagocius. Backrow are Bradley Sikes, Caleb Langrell and Chaiyapat
(Pam) Chaichanasuwat.


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102 Lost &Found 206 ChildCare 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 Produce 621 Gatei/Lamu Ei t 802 Mobile Homes 815 Kingsland/St. Marys 860 Homen-Unfurmshed
103 I Hemnoriam 207 Business Opportunity 501 Equipment 609 Apptiarces 622 Plants/Seeds/Feraer 803 Mobile Home Lots -16 Camden County 861 Vacation Rentals
104 Personals 300 EDUCATION 502 Livestock&Supplies 610 Air erseaters 623 'Swap/Trade 804 Amelia island homes 817 OtherAreas 862 Bed & Breakfast
L05 Public Notice 301 Schools & Instruction 503 Pets/Supplies 611 Home Furnishings 624 Wanted to Buy 805 Beaches 850 RENTALS 863 Office
106 Happy Card 302 Diet/Exercise 504 Services 612 Muscial Instruments 625 Free Items 806 Waterfront 851 Roommate Wanted '864 CommerciaVRetall
107 Speoal Occasion 303 Hobbies/Crafts 600 NERCHANDISE 613 Television-Radio-Stereo 700 RECREATION 807 Condominimus 852 Mobile Homes 865 Warehouse
106 Gift Shops 305 Tutoring 601 Garage Sales 614 Jeweiry/Watches 701 Boats & Tralers 808 Off Island/Yulee 853 Mobile Home Lots 901.TRAINSORTATION
200 EMPLOYWENT 306 Lessons/Classes 602 Articles for Sale 615 Buiding Materials 702 Boat Supples/Dockage 809 Lots 854 Room 901 Automobiles
201 Help Wanted 400 FINANCIAL 603 Miscellaneous 616 Storage/Warehouses 0703 Sports Equipment Sales 810 Farms &Acreage 855 Apartments-Fumished 902 Trucks
202 Sales-Business 401 Mortgage Bought/Sold604 Bicycles 617 Machinery-Toots-Eqip. 704 Recreation Vehide 811 Commerdal/RetaiU 856. Apartments-Unfurm. osr
203 Hotel/Restaurant 402 Stocks &Bonds 605 Computers-Supplies 618 Auctions 705 Computers & Supoes 812 PropertyExchange. 857 Condos-Furnshed 905 Commeral


LOST DOG AN white Husky mix,
name King" lost on Marsh Hen Ln.,
Please cal Brandon (904)303-4227 or
Heather (904)206-3179.

LOST PURSE & camera in Sonny's
restaurant on 5/28/12, approx. 8pm.
No questions asked upon its return.
Many life critical & irreplaceable
sentimental items were inside the
purse. PIs call w/any information 904-

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.

birthstone beads plus more. Reward.
If found, please call (904)557-1173.

104 Personals
- Call now to grow your business. Get
your classified ad In 119 newspapers
with one order. Advertising networks of
Florida--(866)742-1373. ANF

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

108 Gift Shops
NOW CLOSED All fixtures must go.
Please call 557-4038.

DRIVERS Earn 50 up to 55 cpm
loaded. $1000 sign on to qualified
drivers. Home most weekends. Vets
welcome. (843)266-3731 EOE

AVAILABLE P/T position for Server &
Pool' Attendant. Must be 18.
Applications accepted at Golf Club of
Amelia, 4700 Amelia Island Parkway.

DRIVERS Refrigerated & dry van
freight. Great pay! Quarterly Safety
Bonus! Part & full time lanes.
Hometime options. CDL-A, 3 mos
current OTR exp. (800)414-9569,
www.driveknight.con. ANF

Earn $$$ Helping MDsl Process
medical claims from home. Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
1(877)FTC-HELP. A message from the
News-Leader and the FTC.

care agency needs office assistant with
knowledge in medical coding, billing,
and all areas of office management.
Must be a team player and be able to
multi-task. Please fax resume to

Apply to Harbor Wear, 212 Centre St.




Saturday, June 2nd 1 pm 4 pm


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vR LK uIVEc WAT II I lass A nat
bed drivers. Home weekends, run S.E.
US. Requires 1 yr OTR flatbed exp. Pay
up to .39/mile. Call (800)572-5489
x227, SunBelt Transport, LLC. ANF
Needed Train to become a Medical
Office Asst. No exp needed. Job
training & local placement assistance.
HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet
needed. (888)374-7294. ANF
now accepting applications for all
positions. In need of qualified,
hardworking individuals to fill roles
from Laborer/ Driver to Sales to CEO.
Multiple locations & positions available
throughout the county. Fax resume to
(904)225-9141 or email to: You may also
apply in person at any NAPA store in
the county.
Is accepting applications for front desk,
housekeeping; and maintenance.
Applications available at 19 South 2nd
St., Fernandina Beach.
experienced/Inexperienced tanker
drivers. Great benefits & pay. New fleet
Volvo tractors. 1 year OTR exp. req'd.
Tanker training available. Call today
(877)882-6537, ANF
APPLY NOW 12 drivers needed. Top
5% pay, great equipment & benefits. 2
mos CDL Class A driving dep. (877)
258-8782, ANF

2012, 3475 Ashley Rd., Mohtgomery,
AL. Crawler tractors & loaders,
hydraulic excavators, articulating
dumps, roll-offs & truck-tractors, motor
scrapers & graders, loader backhoes,
wheel loaders, forklifts, trenchers, skid
steers, paving & compaction, rollers,
tri-tandem & single axle dumps,
cowboys, skidders, feller bunchers, log
loaders & trailers,.farm tractors, travel
trailers, over 600 items will be sold.
For details visit:
J.M. wood Auction Co., Inc. (334)264-
3265. Bryant Wood Al lic #1137. ANF

for front & back.pediatric office. Full
time with benefits. Fernandina Beach/
Northside lax office. Fax resume to
(904), 491-3173.
Hendricks Rd., Fernandina Beach now
hiring foir the following positions:
LPNs & maintenance workers. Apply in
Housekeepers... Great,pay and flexible,
schedules. (904)261-9444
CG STUDIO SALON is looking for a
full time hair stylist & facial specialist
to join our team. Call Paulette for more
information- (904)728-3463.
weekends. Must have own
transportation and references. We do
background checks. Call (904)491-
3873 for appointment.
Fernandina Beach/Northside Jax Office.
Back office experience preferred.
Benefits. Fax resume (904)491-3173.
ORGANIST/PIANIST to perform at
regular and special worship events.
Contact Pastor Charlie Sward, Yulee
United Methodist Church, at (904)225-
5381 for job description, compensation
information and additional information.

nEi w Olu IKUL iNG. Your new
career starts nowl *$0 Tuition Cost
*No Credit Check *Great Pay &
Benefits. Short employment
commitment req'd. (866)297-8916, ANF

AGENT needed part-time. Computer
experience a must. Must be willing to
work weekends including Sundays.
Apply in person at Bridgeview Self
Storage, 474431 E. SR 200.

for'sales position. Stop by 1411 S.
14th Street, Suite G, Fernandina Beach
for application.

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

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

SERVICE OR SALES Call by June 8th
(904)418-9055 or 877-SHUTTER.

We do Carpentry, Painting,
Doors, Windows, Shutters,
Repairs, Chores & Errands.
Exp'd. Reliable. (904)277-4261
DOMESTIC DIVAS have arrived.
Please call us for all your cleaning
needs. (904)465-0162.
t .coni

CNA Private home care for the
elderly, 6 yrs exp. Housekeeping, 15
yrs exp. References available. Leave
message (904)310-9747.

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

^ 207 Bfusines h .
Nassau County Quota liquorr License.
Send inquiries ,to: ,..P.. Box. 766-A..
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. .d ;-


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

home. "Medical *Buslness *Criminal
Justice *Hospitality. Job placement
assistance. Computer. available.
Financial aid 'if, qualified. SCHEV
certified. (877) 206-5165, ANF

BEAUTIFUL White English Bulldog -
2 yrs., neutered, extremely well-
trained. Needs retired person. Must be
only dog. Price negotiable. 277-2979

AKC YORKIE PUPPIES 3 girls. $800
each. (904)849-7586.

good home. Neutered/spayed & 1st
shots. Lost Red Male Chow Name
"Chang". Reward. Call (904)225-9940.

June 3rd 1-Spmll Multiple unltsll Lots
of Great Stuffli Antiques,
Jewelry,Cosmetlcs, Glassware,Tools &
MOREl AAAA Storage next to Staples
8th Street, FemandinallI

GARAGE SALE 199 River Oaks Dr.
Sat. 6/2, 8am-? Furniture, dishes,
glassware, antique Fisk tire glasses,
toys, guitars, & more.

Toys, furniture, children's clothes,
electronics, books, golf equipment.
Something for everyone. At Island
Village off Citrona, 2035 Villge Ln, FB.
Fri: 6/1 & Sat. 6/2, 8am-lpm. No

ESTATE SALE Amelia Island Self
Storage 2641 Bailey Rd; Thurs, Fri
and. Sat, May 31st, June 1st and 2nd,
9:00 4Q00. Numbers to enter sale at
8:30 on Thurs. Full size Bedroom set,
desk, table with 6 chars & buffet, oak
pedestal table with 4 chairs, oak hutch,
coffee and end tables, painted china
cabinet, sofa, love seat and recliner,
small grandfather clock, curio, queen
mattresses with frame, cedar chest,
computer desk, dressers,
entertainment cabinets, Noritake
China, Pfaltzgraff Yorktowne, costume
jewelry, Corelle dishes, vintage electric
coffee urn, flatware sets, kitchen
items, Holiday Barbie dolls, Life
Magazines, apartment refrigerator,
sewing machines,, washer & dryer, file
cabinets, computer and printers,
vintage tricycle, old typewriter, 3 TV's,
sleeping bag, tent, Weber grill, tools,
clothing and lots of misc. More info,
photos and map go to
wwlw.Hnder epers

GARAGE SALE Sat. 6/2, 8am-noon.
Fu-niture, bunk beds, dryer, misc.
items. 1548 Persimmon Circle. S.
(Simmons Cove Subd.)

SALE Come by anytime between
Thurs. 31st and Sunday 3rd. Garage
door will be open. Park in driveway or
street. No parking on grass!! Crate and
barrel furniture, enclosed trailer,
antiques, mobility scooter, freezer,,
baby items, bed and frames, other
misc. 195 Rowan Oak.

wheelchair, household goods, furniture,
china, kitchenware, mirrors, pictures,
plus much more. -5422 First Coast
Hwy., the building with the red roof.
Fri. 6/1 & Sat. 6/2, 9am-4pm.



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FRIDAY. JIL.E 1.2012 CULSFIEDS News-Leader 5B

YARD SALE on Saturday from 8am-
2pm. Lots of men's took, and
household items. ALA to Blackrock
Rd., 2 miles down on Brighton PI. Look
for signs.

YARD SALE In NassauvUlle, to Marc
Anthony Rd. Follow signs. Tools,
whatnots, furniture, antiques, & much,
much more. Rain cancels. Sat. 6/2,

150CC 3-WHEEL SCOOTER new, 15
miles. $3,500/080. 90 MPG! Call (912)
322-6399 or (904)557-8253.

GUN SHOW June 9th & 10th. Prime
Osbom Convention Center, 1000 Water
St., Jax. (I-95 south to exit 353A,
Forsythe St.). CWP classes 10:00 &
1:00. Admission $8.00. Free
Parking. Info Cliff Hangers (386)325-

Buy Swamp Gator. All Natural Insect
Repellent. Family safe. Use head to
toe. Available at Ace Hardward, .The
Home Depot & ANF

VIKING :Freestanding Gas Range -
561 Series. Comm' or residential use.
6 burners,, griddle; oven, convection
oven. Exc cond. $5200. 904-206-1071

MOBILE HOME For Sale. 1979
Skyline, 12x61, 2BR/18A, 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:

FSBO 129 N. 17TH ST La lot,,brick,
3BR/2BA Updated kitchen. Two car
garage. Bonus detached garage. Short
walk to beach or downtown. 1574 sq
ft. $197K. 583-0123

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

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

w/largest dock in area, boat lift,
mother-in-law apt. Priced to sell. Gay
Browne, Keller Williams 904-703-4265.

Real Estate, Inc.

* 1865 Highland Drive 3BR/2BA. 2.87sq. ft
on large lot$1200/mo + utilities.
*95251 Spring Blossom Lane 4BR/3BA In
Azalea Pointe $1750 a month + utilities.
Includes Lawn maintenance.
*2/BRIBA furnished 1801 S. Rether Ave.
$ .650mo. indudes most ulitie water.seer,
garbage. cable and internet. Available In Juy.
2BR/l BA Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher.
Across the street from the beach.All util,
wi-fi.TV & phone.
* 3BR/ 3BA townhome in Sandpiper Loop
$1850/wk plus taxes & cleaningfee /
SAmelia Park- Unit B mall office with bath.
576 sq. ft. $1000mo + sales tax
* 474414 SR 200/A IA 840 sq.ft. office space
+ 2.000 sq. ft warehouse area. High visibili-
y area 3.120.09+ sales tax
SFive Points Villge 1200 sq.ft.AIAIS 8th St
exposure Great for retail, services, or
office $1 2001mo +sales tax
*Amelia Park Unit E 910 appro. sq.ft., 3
offices, reception area. kitchen and bath-
room. $1450/mo. + utilities.
* 1839 S. 8th St. adjacent to Huddle House.
1.800 sq.f. $ 1700/o. lease + tax. Sale also
* AIA Frontage. approx 550 sq. ft. of office
space, three rooms and a bath. plut large
outdoor area great for nurserygarden cen-
ter. landscaping or display.
Office Complex w/tenant for sale / excel-
nt inveasmen 1941 Citrona Dr 4690
sq.f. induding additional lot Call for more
info 261-4066

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NORTH HAMPTON 4BR/3BA 3 car _- -1 -
garage, mother in law suite,
immaculate condition, owner fianci AT BEACH Effic & 1BR start $145-
considered! Call for your showing. $225/wk dep All utils ind Also, 1-
Daune Davis, Watson Realty Corp, 2-3BR SWMH in park start $150 wk,
(904)571-4213 $600 mo + dep. Utils avaiL 261-5034

cul-de-sac. New carpets, appliances,
washer & dryer, 2 car garage, fenced
backyard. Great location In Yulee, close
to shopping center and restaurants.
Asking $115,900. Contact Maria Jerez OCEANSIDE 2BR/1BA, Main Beach
from Powell Management Group at: area. Water. & sewer included.
(904)225-8324. $910/mo. + electric. Call (847)867-
3163 or emal

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

MARION COUNTY, GA 350 acres.
Timber, water, views, open -fields,
hunting, homesite, livestock, hay,
discount tax rate, 35 miles from
Columbus. Private. $2000/acre.
(229)649-8118. ANF

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

Roommate wanted for 2BR/2BA at
Courtney Isles Apartment Homes in
Yulee. Ground-floor apt with tons of
amenities. $488/mo + 1/2 utilities.
Must pass background and credit
check. Call David at (904)753-2445.

852 Mobile Homes
ON ISLAND 1-2-3BR SWMH start
$150 wk/$600 mo.+dep. Utils avail.
Also, Effic Apts. & 1BR at bch $145-
$225 wk.+dep.:Utlls Incl. 261-5034

2BR/1.5BA SW Newly remodeled.
$675/mo. 2BR/1BA, $500/mo, Yulee.
Water included. (904)501-5999
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w/addition, storage, water & trash
Included. Chester area, 87441 Haven
Rd. $80b + util., $500 dep. 583-0912
or 277-2824

campground. Weeklyor monthly. All
utilities & WiFi included. (904)225-

2BR/1BA near hospital, Nectarine, &
14th St. $650/mo. including water,
trash pickup, & lawn maintenance. Call

854 Rooms
home. Fully furnished, TV, DVD, VCR,
use of W/D, kitchen, refrigerator.*
$525/mo. Call (904)583-2467.

855 Apartments
bEEP WATERFIPRONr 1i cozy'-'e~i
BR, private but close to shopping,
great dock & fishing; boat lift, possible
rental. Available July 1. (904)703-4265

2BR/1BA unfum upstairs beachside
unit at 832 N Fletcher. Covered ocean
view deck. Remodeled thru-out. CH&A
& W/D. $950 w/12 mo lease + $300
dep. $100 off 2nd mo's rent w/12 mo
lease. Utilities included except phone.
Service animals only & no smoking.
Refs req'd. Also, 2BR/1BA
downstairs unit $900/mo. Call
277-3317 or email
Affordable Living Rent from $560-
&747 for eligible-persons/familles. 1 &
2 Bedrooms. Post Oak Apartments
(904)277-7817.. Handicap Accessible
apartments available. This Institution
is an equal opportunity provider, and
employer. TDD:'711
For Rent 2BR/1.SBA TH apt. CH&A,
stove, refrig., D/W, carpet: Service
animals onfy. $795/mo. 828
Nottingham Dr. Call (904)261-3035.

FOR RENT 2BR/2BA. L/R dining
combo. Kitchen with D/W, fridge, &
stove. Gated community. No smoking.
$900/mo + $900/dep. (904)557-8522

beach, golf access. $950/mb. +
deposit. No smoking. Pet deposit. Call
(919) 267-9963.
end unit townhouse. On pond and
preservation. Upgraded amenities.
Screened porch. Garage. Community
pool. $1125. (631)873-9895.

38R/2.5BA condo furnished or
unfurnished. Half block to the pool.
Two car parking. $1250/$1050. Steven
Traver, 415-1053. Available
FOR LEASE 3BR/2BA condo.
Beachfront gated community. Ground
floor, no steps, 2 pools, $1700/mo. Call

860 Homes-Unfurnished
ISLAND HOME off of Citrona.
Available nqW! 3BR/2BA, fenced yard,.
2 car garage. Well maintained.
$1350/mo. Includes lawn maintenance.
$50 app. fee w/credit and background
check. Sea Horse
Properties: (904)572-4788

2BA, 2-car garage, brick home, tile
floors, W/D, fenced backyard.
$1100/mo. (904)206-2841

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

Mountains. River overlook, cozy, well
furnished, majestic views. Peaceful.
$495 a week. Call (904)757-5416.

Did you Iknow...

In an apartment, you might share as many as 5 common
walls with neighbors. At Greenbriar, you share one or two
walls and those are double-insulated.
Greenbriar Townhomes has a one hour fire rating for
your protection.
It is faster to get to downtown Jacksonville from Green-
briar than from Fernandina. We are one block from US 17
and then only two stop signs to 1-95.
We have a private enclosed pool, playground & laundry.
Our rate for a 3BR/2BA is only $665 per month. (Bring
ad in for a special discount!)
Full-time management and maintenance. Park at your
door. 1,200 sq. ft. Two entrance doors. GA Power "Good
Cents" certified for energy savings.

GRRIA Call Now
Ga RIA912-673-6596

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up to 2,000 sq. ft Common area
receptionist, Intemet, phone, utities,
conference room, breakroom, security,
all included. For info call 753-4179.

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


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2 Wild Grape- 2,934 sf. 3BR/3BA well

appointed home located on Omni Amelia

Island Plantation. Beautiful Kitchen with solid

surface countertops and lots of windows.

Living Room with built-ins surrounding the

Fireplace and separate formal Dining Room,

Master suite located on first floor with both

Guest Rooms located on the second along with

95045 Periwinkle Place- 2239 sf.' 4BR/2.5BA 2
story home with 3 car garage in Amelia Concourse.
Tiled throughout Main Living Areas. Upscale
Kitchen with Granite & Stainless Appliances
overlooking large Family Room. Separate Formal
Dining Room. Screened porch with. Backyard
overlooking the pond. Loft upstairs that has
multiple uses, Master Suite has separate Shower and
Garden Tub. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,550/mo.

Sthe Private Study. Large back porch that's 3322 Fairway Oaks- 1,456,sf. 2BR/2BA Omni
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perfect for entertaining and overlooking- the

private dock and pond. Pets ok. On Island.


53 Marsh Creek Road- 2617 sf. 3BR/3BA

Amelia Island Plantation home located on the

Fairway! Open, spacious and bright floor plan

with high ceilings throughout. Eat-in Kitchen

with built in desk/workstation leading to tiled

Flooring Room. Master Suite upstairs as well

as large bonus room with balcony over looking

Family Room. Backyard faces Fairway. No

Pets. On Island. $1,995/mo.

Brian Woolard
General Managecr


Lee Richardson

Amelia Island Ylantation villa located on me
Fairway. Recently remodeled with updated Kitchen
and appliances. Generous living spaces with
Living/Dinning Room combined. Master suite
with private bath. Optional AIP membership
available. Washer & Dryer. Pets ok. On Island.

86125 Sand Hickory Trail- 2044 sf, 4BR/2BA
house in Hickory Village. Walk to Yulee middle
and high schools. Great open floor plan with LR
and DR on front of house open to large family
room. Nice upgraded kitchen with breakfast area.
Split floor plan with master suite on one side and 3
guest rooms on other. Irrigation system. Pets ok.
Off island. $1,350/mo. .

2488A First Avenue- 1088 sf. 2BR/2BA
townhouse on First Avenue in Femandina Beach.
Breakfast bar in Master bedroom has
balcony overlooking the backyard and Atlantic
. Ocean! Pets ok. On Island. $1,100/mo.

Brad Holland

Jane Collins




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