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County Fix

Residents driving down Lime Street
will find a portion of the road nar-
rowed to one-lane, begin ningthis fall.
The detour will be in place until side-
walks are completed in late 2013 or
early 2014 to accommodate children
walking to the new Boys & Gifrls Club.
Nassau County Commissioners
agreed June 6 to one-lane a portion
of the road frpm South 13th to South
11th Street to coincide with the con-
struction of sidewalks Traffic would
be westbound only from South.11 th to;
South 13th.
The one-lane of that segment of
Lime Street would begin Aug 8 in
accordance with the start of the school
year, county Public Works Director
Scott Herring said The measure aims
o10 avoid driver confusion and accom-
modate the arrival of a new Boys &
Girls Club facility adjacent to
Southside Elementary.
The club, now under construction,
is scheduled to open in September.
"It's a temporary solution," said
Commissioner Danny Leeper, who
noted that the project had the support
of local agencies, including the
Ferpandina Beach Police Department
and the Nassau County Sheriff's
The fix. which aims to provide
pedestrians with safe passage until
the sidewalks are finished, would
entail a re-striping of Lime Street tu
establish separate paths for vehicles
and pedestrians, installation of posts to
cordon off those paths and a sign to
inform motorists of the change It
would cost an estimated 811,5'0.
according to county records, which
will conje from ioad and bridge
accoue -t-s - -- -. -
The Florida Department of
Transportation will oversee con-
S.- struction of the sidewalks, Herring
said Monica Reifeiss, spokesperson
for FDOT, said Wednesday the agency
expects to complete its work on the
sidewalks in late 2013 or early 2014
Reifeiss said the sidewalk on Lime
Street would course from Eighth to
14th streets. Another segment would'
be installed on 11th Street. from Lime
to Jasmine streets She said another
would be built on Jasmine Street. from
11th Streetto Isle of Palms Lane. The
Boys & Girls Club would build a small

The Boys & Girls Club now under construction on Lime Street, above, is scheduled to be completed
in September. An aerial view, below, shows where Ume Street will be one-way until sidewalks are

Traffic would become
two-way again in late
2013 or early 2014.

section of sidewalk on Lime Street,
she added
Reifeiss said the sidewalks would
be "100 percent federally funded"
through a S250.)00 grant awarded by
Safe Routes to School The grant
requires the sidewalks to be built with-
in rwo-mif',e oa school thai servs stu-
dents in the range of kindergarten
through eighth grade, she said.
'The Safe Routes to School pro-
grams are efforts by parents, schools,
community leaders and local, state
and federal governments which exam-
ine conditions around kindergarten
through eighth-grade schools and
work to improve safety and reduce
traffic and air pollution in the vicinity
of schools," said Reifeiss "These pro-
grams make bicycling and walking to
school safer and more appealing
LIME Continued on 3A

"We serve children from age 5 to 18," says Unit Director Walter
Cromartie of the Fernandina Beach Boys and Girls Club.


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News Leader
The mission of the Fernandina
Beach Boys and Girls Club is to
inspire and enable all young people,
especially those who need it most, to
realize their full potential as produc-
tive. responsible and caring citizens.
At the helm of the Fernandina
Beach Boys and Girls Club is Walter
Cromnrtie His dedication to the mis-
sion and devotion to the club's chil-
dren have made him a favorite with
kids, parents and the community.
Cromartie's association with the'
organization began 14 years ago,
when'he was a physical education
teacher at Paxon Middle School in'
"I was asked by the principal of'
the school to work their new after-
school program as a part-time enrich-
ment staff. After working with their
program for a year, the guidance of

the program
Newdub was transferred
to the Boys &
rsing14A Girls Club of
Florida and I.
have been with the organization ever
since as a part-time and full-time.
He has, been with the Nassau
County clubs for four years, three of
those in Fei-nandina Beach
The club provides a safe and pos-
itive place for the community chil-
dren, says Cromartie. and provides
programs that will enhance the liyes'
of members and their families and
reduce the likelihood of children's
involvement in juvenile crime.
Activities at the club are designed
to fulfill the club's mission through a
variety of core activities.,
Arts and crafts enhance creativity;,
CHILDREN Continued on 3A

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News Leader
Fernandina Beach Police said
Thursday a mother of three who said
she was-raped inside a Main Beach
Park restroom has recanted her story.
The woman told the News-Leader, how-
ever, she has not.
"Detectives were able to discount
.the victim's story through investigative
means and the victim has since recant-
ed her statement, claiming that the
sexual assault at Main Beach never
occurred," Police ChiefJames Hurley
said in a press release
"The victim further advised that
she fabricated the story of sexual
assault. and she acknowledged hav-
ing deliberately cast blame at an inno-
cent individual she identified as a
homeless person."
Hurley said investigation into the
incident was continuing.
Asked about the press relea.;e
Thursday, the woman refuted it cale-
gorically and claimed police were at
her residence earlier in the day updat-
ing her on the progress of the investi-
"I did not recant my story," shi.
said, "They're following. a.totallH dii-
f ter'-nt lead and a rntally different >.u;-"
.petL, but I never recanted my rape at
She said she never said for certain
her attacker was homeless, instead,
she suggested that he might have been
homeless based on his attire and the
smell of booze and body odor ema-
nating from his person. But she main-
tained the substance of the original
report was true.
, The newspaper is not identifying,
the woman at this time out of regard
fpr her privacy. It would identify her if
police ultimatelywereto arrest her for
making a false police report
Hurley-said later Thursday the
police recorded her statement in the
presence of a victim's advocate from
"Our conversations, with her and
the. recorded statement point to the
fact that she is suffering many chal-
lenges, and we are trying to help her
work through some of those," he said.
"She absolutely recanted her state-
ment that she was raped at the beach,"
Hurley said.,.
"She also fabricated ... afalse iden-
tification" of the homeless man she
identified as her assailant, he said.
Her description fit a local homeless
man known to police, and he is no
longer a suspect in the case.
The News-Leader first interviewed
the woman on Tuesday, after she called
the.newspaper. She was critical then of
what she called a flawed investigation
by local police. Police, she said then,
had violated her confidentiality,t ried to
discredit her and even accused her of
partaking in a twisted sexual fantasy
All of this, she said,was partof the
department's aim to have tile case dis-
missed rather than tell the public the
truth that a woman can be raped in a
public restroom in broad daylight, as
she was. ,
"They seem more intent on making
me go away than the person who did
it," she said.
Following her initial interview with
S RAPE Continued on 3A

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FRIDAY. JUNE 15,2012 NEWS News-Leader

Jodi Lyn Arnold
Mrs. Jodi Lyn Arnold, age
38, of Fernandina Beach,
passed away on Wednesday
morning, June 13, 2012 at the
Baptist Heart Hospital in
Born in Grand Rapids, MI
she moved to the Nashville,
TN area as a young child. She
,Smyrna High
School in
Smyrna, TN
before com-
ing to. Jack-
sonville .wand
Bishop Kenny and graduating
from the Douglas Anderson
School of the Arts, Class of
1992. Having received a schol-
arship in music, she contin-
ued to pursue her love and
,knowledgeof, music and, the
arts at Florida Community
College of Jacksonville where
she earned .her Associate
Degree. While a student at
FCCJ, she met a co-student
and Mnusic major, Gabriel J.
Arnold of Fernandina Beach,
whom she 2 married / on
December 31, 1994. They
began their family in October
of 1995 as Jodi became a stay-
at-home mother. Their.family
continued to be blessed as five
n ore children joined the'
Arnold household. In 2005,
Jodli returned to school, attend-
ing tle University of North
Florida to pursue her teach-
ing : degree in English
Education. Jodi, Gabe 'and
their family have made
Fernandina Beach their home
since 20Q9. ,
While raising children and.
attending'school, Jodi worked
at Applebees ahd Steak and
Ale in Jacksonville and after
settling in Fernandina Beach,
at Shoney's oh Sadler Road,

George E Rehm
George E Relim, US Navy
Ret., CPO, RMC, died on
Sunday, June 10, 2012 'at his
son's residenire under the care
and assistance of Communty.
Hospice of Northeast Florida
after a long battle with
Parkinson's disease.,
Mr. Rehm was born on
February 26,
1932 to the
late George
and Helen
Brown Rehm.
Joining in
1949, he spent
20 years in the Navy as a
Radioman, mostly on-board
submarines and at Naval Air
Stations.'He served aboard the
USS Sea Devil (SS-400) from
1951-53 during the Korean
War. He retired from the Navy

Thomas Warren Alvey
Sr., age 70, died on May 25,
Eternity Funeral Home &"
Carlita Marie (Lee)
Brown, age 34, of Fernandina
Beach died unexpectedly at
her home on June 5,2012.
Eternity Funeral Homes &
Phillip Sam Dworetzky,
age 53, of Fernandina Beach
died at Baptist Medical Center
in Jacksonville on June 1,2012:
Eternity Funeral Homes &
William. R. McCafferty,
age 58, of Fernandina Beach
died at his home on June 8,
'Eternity Funeral Homes'&
James Haywood Stone,

where she was oftentimes
referred to as the "Best
Waitress". Most recently, she-
had worked at .La Petite
Academy and in the Deli at
Publix in Yulee.
Accomplished on the clar-
inet, she played with the
Amelia Island Arts Communi-
ty Band. Jodi loved all music,
reading, African poetry, and
writing and analyzing the lyrics
of country songs.
Jodi leaves behind, her hus-
band of 17 years, Gabriel
"Gabe" Arnold, their children,
Justin, Jennifer, Jordan, Julie
Ann; Jessica and Joshua, all of
Fernandina Beach, her moth-
er, Constance Patterson
(Dennis), Milton, TN, her
father, Steven Hale,. (Jan)
Sardis, OH, her inlaws,Wayne
and Gwen Arnold, Fernandina
Beach, FL, three sisters, Patti,
Kirkey, Jacksonville, FL, Amy
Cameron, Kerri Clark and a
brother, Patrick Patterson, all
of Murfreesboro, TN, her
maternal grandmother, Mae
Harris "The Cookie,- Grand-
mother", Freemont, MI, her
paternal great-grandmother,.
Virginia Harris, Murfreesboro,
TN and numerous aunts,.
uncles, nieces ard nephews.
Funeral services will be at
2:00 pm on Saturday, J une 16,
2012 in the Burgess Chapel of
Oxley-Heard Funeral Home
with her father in law, Wayne
Arnold, and Reverend Tony
Edgy, officiating.
Her family 'will receive
friends on Saturday at the
funeral home fr.m 12:00 noon
until the hour of service'
,. Jodi will be laid to rest in
Bosque Bello Cemetery,
Fernandina Beach, FL .
Please share her life story.
at www.oxleyheard.com. -
Oxtey-HeardFuneral Directors

in December 1968 and then
retired from civil service at
Kings Bay, Ga.
He was an avid golfer and
loved tennis.
He was preceded in death
by ,his daughter' Cynthia A
Rehm-Thompson;.his brother
Phillip and his sister Carol.
He is survived by-his.for-
mer spouse, MarieA (Rehm)
Gallagher. and their four chil-
dren, Joseph R-hm- (Eebbie)
of'Yulee; MazryQV'."it. tirpr
Oerry) of Jacksonville, David
E. Rehm (Kim) ofAtlanta, and
Theresa M. Rehm of
Jacksonville, and by his broth-,
er, Charles Rehm (erry), of
Quincy, Mass. ,
Mr. Rehmwillbe cremated
'and interred in Jacksonville
National Cemetery with mili-
tary honors. ,

'age 82, died on May 23,2012.
Eternity FuneralHomes &
\ Cremations-Nassau'
Brenda Joyce Stuehbling,
age 69, of Fernandina, Beach
died at her home on May 27,
Eternity Funeral Homes &
Edward Thrift, age 74, of
Yulee died on Monday, June
11, 2012 at his home. 'Funeral
services will be held on
Monday, June 18 at 2 p.m. in
the chapel of Eternity Funeral
Home in Yulee with the Rev.
Rex Gill, officiating.'The fam-
ily will receive friends one,
hour prior to the service in the
- chapel Burial will be private in
Hughes Cemetery at a later
Eterhity Funeral Homes &



flavored 1

Teens, youth and parents
can hear about flavored tobacco,
how tobacco is marketed to
teens and the dangers of tobac-
co at the June Breakfast
Learning Series.
Family Support Services of
North Florida (FSS) will spot-
light Candy Flavored Tobacco
and Other .Tricks Used to.
Attract and Addict Young Users
at the Breakfast. Learning
Series; Tuesd'ay, June 26, at 9
a.m. FSS offers the free pro-,
gram at the agency's Nassau
County office, 87001 Profes-'
sional Way in Yuleei
The compelling program will
explore the truth about tobacco,
including new tobacco products
and how the flavoring, packag-
ing and placement of tobacco
products attract young people.
Educating and empowering
teens will also be discussed.
Local youth members of
Students Working Against
Tobacco (SWAT) will present
the program in conjunction with
the Nassau County Health
Department. '
Networking and continental;
breakfast begin at8 30am., pro-
gram from 9 to 10:30 a.m
For more information about'
the Breakfast Learning Series,
o0o register'4ia'tirid cont ctc,
SWAT is Flbrida'santi-tobac-
co youth advocacy organization
'that is working statewide to
mobilize, educate and equip
Florida youth to revoltiagainst-
and deglamorize "Big Tobacco."
The group is a united move- ,
fment of empowered .youth

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Inspect your how to choose the right life jacket, go to:
equipment regularly www.uscgboating.org/assets/1/Publicati
Take a safe boat-. ons/howtochoosetherightlifejacket_broc
ing course hure.pdf. ,, .
Check weather Visitors can take advantage of a free
conditions and 'pre- life jacket .loaner program at the Corps'
pare for sudden W.P. Franklin and St Lucie recreation

Corps offers
Corps of Engineers (USACE), the
nation's leadirig provider of outdoor
recreation, encourages everyone to be
safe around water this summer.
* "Summer is a wonderful time for fami-
lies to head to America's great outdoors
for fun and relaxation," said Adam
Tarplee, Natural Resource Program man-
ager. "We want visitors to be safe while
. they-enjoy themselves at Corps-managed.
recreation areas and water bodies, such.
as Lake Okeechobee and the
Okeechobee Waterway."
Visitors to recreation areas should
observe these safety practices:
.* Learn to swim well and practice '
Wear a life jacket
Watch your children
Don't depend on air-filled toys such
as water wings that can deflate in seconds
Use the buddy system and don't



Tobac Free Parthership
Nassau will mee J.une 20
at 4 pim. in the Fepnandina
Beach Police Department's
connmunity room, :1525
Lime.St. Anyone, is wel-
come to ljin the'group In its
effd 1 anak alffetence
by rduclng deat s from
tobacco. Contact Jennifer
Emmons at 548-'1867 for
more lhfoitmatioh..

working towards a tobacco-free
future. SWAT is working to
make sure as many teens as
possible never start using tobac-
co. ,
The montthly. Breakfast
Learning Series features guest
speakers who'share informa-
tion, trends and insight into
social services issues and sub-
jects of value to parents and fam-
FSS is the lead agency for
foster care, adoption and family
preservation in Nassau and
Duval counties. FSS serves the
Nassau County community as a
local resourcere center for
child protection and family
preservation services by part-
nering with other area social..
services agencies, such as"
Children's Home Society and
Micah's Place
The FSS-- Nassau Office is
located in the Lofton Profes-
sional Plaza, near the intersec-
tion of S.R. 200 and Christian
Way, about'2-1/2 miles east of
US 17, by the Lofton Creek
Animal Clinic.


Kiwanis CQub
The Fernandina Beach
Kiwanis Club meets the first
three Mondayssof each month
at the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club on Bill Melton Road.
- This is dinner meeting from
6:30-8 p.m.
Contact Don Lyons at
home, 432-8194, or by cell at
(978) 758-0561.
The.Yulee Optimist Club
meets every Tuesday at noon
at Murray's Grille on A1A in
Yulee. Call 753-0091.
; * *
The Fernandina Beach
Optimist Club. meets each
Wednesday from noon-1 p.m.
at the Fernandina Beach Golf



11 am -3 pm

per Ib. Fish Sandwich
French Fries
a Slaw
S 6 Shrimp/Clams
Potato Slad
Zucchini/Squash 690/1b

Zipper, Pink Eye & White Acre Peas!

Call Berfiice Keley at 261-
7923 or Barb Kent at 277-4071.
Rotaiydubs ''
.The RotaryClub of
Fernandina Beach meets each
Wednesday from 11:30 a.mm.-1
p.m at the Florida House Inn
on South Third Street. June 20
there is no meeting. June 27
will feature the induction of
new club officers.
Call Melanie Ferreira at.'
321-5675 .'
The Rotary Club of Amelia
Island Sunrise meets each
Friday from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at,
-the Fernandina Beach Golf
, Club on Bill Melton Road.
Contact'President Katey
Breeniat kateybreed@com-"
oast.net or visit www.ameliais-

,A continuing
Workshop will
p.m. on Thurs
the Council Or
South 18th St.
Beach, for peo
in learning the
puter use. Inst
Cote-Merow h
ing private and
sons on Ameli
past 1.0 years.I
each session is
810 to the Cou
a 501.c3 not-fo
For information
Merow at 583-
The Sons o
Veterans will r
7 p.m. at. the P
Restaurant in C
Nelson Winbu
video present
grandfather, L
former slave a
Confederate si
public is invite
First Assen
302 South 14tl
Life Line Screi
21. Screenings
potential' card
editions such a-
arteries and ir
rhythm, abdor
t aneurysms. an
of the arteries
.bone density s
also offered.
Packages s
All five screen
minutes to cor
information or
an appointme.r
237-1287 or vis
tion is require
Nassau Coi
are invited to a
session about
nation's leading
method" home
The Classi
tibns program
to serve.Nassi
north'Duval C
for the 2012-13
There is a hon
Classical Conv
information se
a.m. June 22 a
lands Branch)
Jacksonville P
1826 Dunn Av
K4-sixth grade
August and pr
tration is now
For informal
om or contact

511Ash Str
Fernandina Beach,
"(904)261-3696 Fa
Webslte for email

areas. Swimmers and boaters can borrow
life jackets at loaner stations and return
them at the end of the day.
USACE is the nation's largest federal
provider of outdoor recreation, managing
more than 400 lake and river projects in
43' states and hosting more than 370 mil-
lion visits per year. With 90 percent of
these recreation -areas within 50 miles of
metropolitan areas, they provide a
diverse range of outdoor activities close
to home and to people of all ages. For
more information on USACE recreation
sites and activities, visit .

r .. at (904). 556-6757 or tabitlia
mudd@yahoo.com to RSVP

ig computer Scrapbooking fun
I be held at 1 Attention: scrapbookers,
days in June at crafters, and teachers- '
n Aging,. 1367 would you like a Saturday
, Fernandina : away from home?
ple interested Join Yulee Band Parent
.basics of com- Association members for the '
ructor Jan first crop/at Yulee Middle
ias been teach- School, with all proceeds go
d group les- to the Yulee Middle School
a Island for the 'Band, on June 23 from 10
The cost of a m. to 9p.m. The cost is $20
s a donation of for the day-and will include
ncil on Aging, lunch, dinner, dessert and
r-profit charity drinks. Just bring your scrap-
in call Cote- booking/crafting items.
2870. Organizers will have a set-up
for cricuts and a one-hour
'ate sons beginner's class. Teachers
f Confederate are welcometo attend the'
meet June 18 at 'cricut class only for free. To
ig Barbeque ,register email scaliwag4@
Callahan. yaho9.com.
ish will give a, A f *
nation about, his Artsforum
ouis. Nelson, a Arts and Culture Nassau
ind 1 will present BuildingA. t
oldir. The Better Board, a free commu-
d to attend. nity forum on June 23,10.,
'a.m. to noon, at the Amelia
:reening Island Museum of History,
nbly of God, 233 S. Third St Fernandina
h St, will host' Beach resident Robert ,
ening on June Bolan, a longtime nonprofit
s identify organizational consultant
vascular con- who holds a PhD in higher
s blocked education and business from
regular heart .the University of Southern
ninal aortic California, will focus on how
d hardening i to efficiently fund and siruc-
ir' the legs. A 1 iture organizations via the
screening is u use of community leaders.
In addition to serving as
tart at $149. an interim CEO for dozens of
ings take 60-90 organizations, Bolan has
mplete. For assisted boards of directors
* to schedule with governance reviews and
nt, call 1-877- strategic planning.
sit www.lifeline- .. .,A" /
i. Pre-registra- Library board
d. The Nassau County
Library Advisory Board will
iool hold a special meeting June
26 from 3-5-p.m. at the Yulee
branch library, FSCJ/Nassau
unty families Center at 76346 William '
an information Burgess Blvd., Yulee. Topics
one of the will include the county
g "classical library system's long-range
e school organ- plan for 2013-17 and the.
importance of NEFLIN, the
cal Conversa- Northeast Florida Library
,is expanding Information Network, to the
ai County and library system. The public is
county families' invited. Call 277-7365.
schoolye Ha Nssu
mnescho6l and. HethyNassau
ersations Partnership for a Heal-
ssion at 10 thier Nassau invites the com-,
t tie High- munity to join itto reviewthe.
of the' Community Health Improve-
ublib Library, ment Plan from.2-4 p.m. June
e. Classes for 26 at the Nassau Room, '
e begin ih Building 30 at the Betty P.
ogram regis- Cook Nassau Center, Florida
open.' State College at Jacksonville,
atioh visit '76346 William Burgess
conversations.c Blvd., Yulee. Topics will
Tabitha Mudd include access to care; -
behavioral health; chronic
disease,'ijury and violence;
eet, And maternal and child .
FL 32034 h.ealth. For information cal
x261-3698 51800, ext. 5299.


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Herring said the con-
struction would not interfere
with the installation of gas
lines in the area. Those lines
will run along Eighth, ll1th,
14th and- me streets. Any
work to be done, Herring
said, would. need to be per-
mitted and approved ly the.
county's engineering depart-,

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Cromartie said the cur-
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the number of children now
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the same. time," said
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police May 31, the woman said
they did not contact her again
until June 5. Detective Tracey
Hamilton grilled her then for
about 15 minutes and accused
her of lying, alternating between
theories fhat she had partici-
pated in a fetish sex act gone
wrong or she was protecting an
abusive boyfriend, the woman
She said Capt. David Bishop
later "basically told me there's
some doubts in my case. I still'
think that they don't believe me
even though I don't know why
they'd. have reason to doubt
The woman said she identi-
fied her attacker in three sepa-
rate photograph lineups.
Although she wasn't 100 per-
cent certain the man was her
assailant, the resemblance was.
striking, she said. The victim
said her attacker stank of booze
and body odor and described
him as leaving a "scrufy" beard
and an "Indiana Jones" style hat.
'"I'll never forget him," she
In the interview Tuesday,
the woman also, said she was
upet that police contacted a
friend of"'hers, using her phone
.*ecord's'and questioned him at
his home about her credibility.
Police told the friend of the rape.
which the woman said violated
her confidentiality
The woman said Tuesday

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'(Police) basically told me there's some
doubts in my case. I still think that they don't
believe me even though I don't know why
they'd have reason to doubt me.

she-wouldn't have reported her
attack had she known how
police would handle it "I debat--
ed whether I was even going to
report it," she said. "With hind-
sight being 20/20, Iwish I never
had. ... Murders don't get dis-
missed but 95 percent of rape
cases get dismissed. That needs
to change."
On Thursday, May 30, she
took her two youngest children,
ages 6 and 7, to the playground
Sat Main Beach to wait for their
older brother, 13, to get out of
school, she said. While she was
using the park's restroom
between Land 2 p.m., a man
attacked her, hitting her in the
face. "It hit my eye and split my
lip," she said. "I, was kind of
stun ned at that point." And then,
she said, he pushed her into a
stal where he bit her-breast-and
cursed her and raped her. ,
But then the door creaked,
the victim said, arid her attack-
er.fled. Asshe knelt on the floor
crying, her.daughter approach-
ed and said she saw a "boy in
the girl's bathroom." When'the
child asked why she was sob-
bing, she told her she had
dropped some money and not to

worry about it She grabbed her
children and left the park in a
hurry; in her haste, she forgot
to pick up her eldest from
school. "I just completely for-
got," she said.
If it had not been for her
daughter, she might have suf-
fered worse at the hands of her
attacker, the woman said. /
"If my daughter hadn't inter-
rupted, I'm sure it would have
gone a lot further," she said.
"He didn't try to disguise his
face at all. He might have
killed me."
The woman said she did riot
report the attack the same after-
noon because she was con-.
cerned for her children whom.
she did not want to leave alone
and whose grandparents were
put.of town, "I had no one here
to stay with my children if Avent
to the police station, and I was-
n't,gbing to bring my children
into that," she said.
She was initially reluctant to
report it. Nonetheless, .she
saved her underwear and put
them in a Ziploc bag as evi-
dence, the woman said.
"I was shocked, blown

away," she said. "I couldn't
believe something like this had
happened to me. I read stories
online of women ... and-bad stuff
that happened to them when
they reported it."
She considered not report-
ing the attack at all. It took a
friend of hers, a social worker,
pressing the issue "for the sake
of other women in the commu-
nity" to persuade her to report
the rape.
- After taking her children tq
school the next morning, May
31, she went to the Fernandina
Beach Police Department and
asked to speak with a female
officer. A female detective,
Hamiltoh, interviewed and pho-
tographed her, she said. The
detective recommended that
the victim seek help from a rape
victim's advocate 'out of
Jacksonville. The advocate, the
victim said, performed a rape
kit on her.
The woman said she-is not.
certain she'll return to the park.
While her children love it, she
said amidst tears, she doesn't
know how she would react
being back there.
."They love: that park," she
said. "I don'tknow. There would
have to be a lot of people
around. I,don't know I haven't
been, back there; I don't know
how it would affect me. There's
somebody still out there. And
who knows if he hangs out
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On Tuesday, the woman'
urged rape victims to be forth-
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"No matter.how you're treat-
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sobbing. "Sometimes you'feel
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The. Amelia Island-
Fernandina Beach-Yulee
Chamber of Commerce and
the Historic Fernandina
Business Association and
other local business groups
are raising funds to pay for
Fourth of July fireworks in
Fernandina Beach.
The local business com-.
munity responded after the
city commission decided not
to pay for the fireworks show
this year for the first time in
Donations in cash or
check made payable to the
"AIFBY Chamber Fireworks
Fund" may be brought to,
the chamber office, 961687
Gateway Blvd., Suite 101G,
from 9a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday...
The chamber is located
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complex near the Shave
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Five Yulee High School sen-
iors who vandalized the
Fernandina Beach High School
baseball field will get the chance
to pay their community back,
and then some.
The vandals, all of whom are
18, will avoid felony charges of
grand theft and criminal mis-
chief if they complete a pre-trial
diversion program, Assistant
State Attorney Wes White said
In other words, Assistant
State Attorney Laura Coggin
said, they'll be on probation
through the State Attorney's
'The seniors vandalized the
field on May 2, the night before
FBHS was. scheduled to host
Bolles in a state playoff game.
Damage from the vandalism,
which included slashed nets, a
dug' up pitcher's mound and
stolen bases, was estimated at
more than $2,500.
'They have.been referred to
the pre-trial intervention pro- .

'They are going to be busy this summer....
The punishment is very severe for
pre-trial intervention.'

gram, and they will have multi-
ple sanctions there including
community service and restitu-
tion," said Coggin, who noted
that the program is commonly
offered to first-time,offenders.
Coggin, who will supervise
their progress, said the vandals
have hearings scheduled for
July 10, but they're expected to
start paying back the commu-
nity in the meantime.
Jake Litecky, Justin Love,
Timothy Roszell, Jonathan
Shepherd hnd William Woods,
will serve "over 100 hours of
community service each," she
Coggin said they would ful-
fill those hours' at The ARC, a
facility in. Yulee for the devel-
opmentally disabled "They
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every hour that they doas sort
of a fine to the community," she
. T at'as in addition to restitu-.
tion costs, she said. Each is
responsible for the sum of resti-
tution costs, or roughly 82.700,
owed to the school district '
"Most traditionally it's split
evenly," Coggin said, but the
five can divide the cbsts' how-
ever they choose, so long as the
total is paid. Should any of them
fail to pay their share, she noted.
the others would be on the hook
for it..
On top of community service
and restitution, each will write a
letter to the Nassau County
School Board apologizing to
the community. Coggin said.
All of them. she said. agreed to
the terms of the diversion in
writing after meeting with the
State Attorney's Office and
expressing remorse (or their
Coggin said They wouldn't
be off the hook.untilthe pro-
gram's terms are complete
Should they fail to adhere to
their contracts, she said. their
cases would be rejected imme-
diately from diversion and she
would file charges and prose-
cute them before Circuit Judge
Robert Foster. That includes
any brushes with the law.
"They are going to be busy
this summer," Coggin said
The punishment is very
severe for pre-trial intervention
A ..Ve have a standard contract.
but we can always order above
and beyond that, and we have
done so in these cases."
Fernandina Beach Police
Chief Jim Hurley said in May
the underlying cause behind
the vandalism was a rival y
between FBHS and VHS.
Roszell and Woods were YHS
baseball players; during his
freshman year, Roszell pitched
for FBHS in the state playoffs.
Litecky an'd Love Were football
players, and Shepheid a
wrestler, for Yulee.

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S "They find themselves
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having to split paying utility
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Tanner says simple things
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In addition to affording the
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Every week, auto dealers
get their copy of Automotive
News in the mail and it is an
interesting read. Automotive
News has no real competitor
and is our industry barome-
ter week to week. This is the
pulse of our industry and in
that I endeavor to keep read-
ers abreast of things, it is often
an inspiration for a column.
Two articles this week
chronicle the plants working
third shifts to keep up with
production and the resur-
gence of sub-prime financing.
One of the main reasons the
plants are so busy is that cred-
it availability is driving sales.
Credit, whether we like it or,
not, makes the world go
around. "Cash is King" ahd
"Money Talks" are not as rel-
evant today as when these
expressions were crafted.
Credit is a two-edged
sword. Used wisely, it is a
great asset. Abused, it has lin-
gering,bad effects. From coun-
tries to college students, cred-
it is often overused.
There is a window today
to use credit wisely for a grow-
ing number of auto prospects.
The average new car rate is
around.4.5 percent and. the
average used car rate is about
9 percent. Rates will vary wide-
ly and that is why it is good to
look at the averages. These
rates are at a historic low, just.
like mortgages. We hear "save
thousands" in so many auto
ads, and it is just not realistic
on the .competitive selling
price side of the equation. On-
the interest expense of a five,
or six year loan, saving thou-.
sands is absolutely true with
today's low rates compared to
inflationary, rates we saw years
ago: The window is open now
for auto credit rates and will-
ing lenders.
The question Inany ask
themselves is, "What do I qual-

ify for"?
above a'700
credit score
are going to
Sbe reward-
ed .' with
S rates that
are below
the aver-
(EEFFER'S ages, some-
CORNER 'times well
.... below,
Rick Keffer on the appli-
cant. and down payment.
Those below 600 are going to
have to be the most prudent in
their choices. They are likely
to find bigger variances in
what they may be quoted. The
big thing to understand is
today's 12 percent rate for a
marginal buyer would have
been 16-18 percent a few years
ago. It is all relative. The mid-
dle of the road 600's scores
are where the lenders are buy-
ing more aggressively. They.
are getting approvals with bet-
ter rates ttlan a year or two
ago. Some lenders are giving
the preferred rates well into
the 600's. Dealers have multi-
,ple lenders, and some have
the spigot open wider than
others at certain times. New
,oi used, don't wait too long to
take advantage of this timing.
May was another good
month for the industry. Japan
has rebounded from the tsuna-
mi and it will be interesting to.
see how the rest of 2012 plays
out. I will have a mid-year
update in early July. It is good
to see the water levels com-
ing back up and things look-
ing better. Kind of like the car
business. Have a good week.
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The proposed program to
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many trees should be removed-
or trimmed for airport safety
reasons and to establish a pro-
gram for .accomplishing that
now and in the:future.' .
The workshop is set for 5
p.m. Monday at City Hall, 204
AshSt. ,.
There also will be a-
Sustainable Fernandina Town
Hall from 6-8 p.m. Monday at'
Peck Center Auditorium, 516
South 10th. St
The, agenda for that meet-

ing includes an introduction to
Sustainable Fernandina, how
the citizens may participate,
"Brainstorming Sustainability
in Our Community," setting pri-
* orities for sustainability ideas
andhow to move forward.
Sustainable Fernandina is a
project the city began in 2010.
Sustainability is a concept in
which human activities meet
current needs without com-
promising the resources of
future generations, and are also
harmonious with the needs of
the natural world.
Goals for 2012 include cut-
ting city electric use by 10 per-
cent; maintaining clean and safe
beaches and waterways; and
focusing on alternative trans-
portation planning (such'as
bicycles and scooters).
For more information visit
{ www.fbfl.us/sustaitiability dr
contact Kelly Gibson with the
Community -, Develpment
Department, 277-7325,.ext. 2?7,
or kgibson@tbtfl.org

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Bass seeks election

as circuit judge

Suzanne Bass of Jacksonville
is seeking election for Circuit.
Court Judge, Group 34.
Bass said she would "bring
experience and accountability
to the bench. As judge, I will
uphold the law and rule with
"Having represented hun-
dreds of clients in varying court-
rooms concerning all forms of
contentious disputes, I know
firsthand how essential it is for
a judge to be fair.
"Whenever a client perceives
the judge as fair, there is emo-
tional acceptance of the final
outcome," she said.
"However, the converse is
equally true. When a client per-
ceives the judge as inherently
unjust, there is rarely any clo-
"Being fair is not an attitude.
Ift ~'quired by adhering to a
personal code of honor, behav-
ing with discipline, delivering
on a principled work ethic and
knowing when to show com-
passion." "
Bass said over her decades-
long legal career she has exer-
cised the discipline, Work ethic
. and compassion needed to,
serve as judge. ,.
Bass is a Martindale-Hubbell
AV-rated attorney'wiih more-
than 30 years of state and fed-
*iral courtroom experience.as
both a former prosecutor and
public defender She is a Florida
Supreme Court-certified Circuit
and Family Mediator. and a'
mediator fur the LU.S District
Court for the Middle District of
Florida `he is also' an adjunct
protiesso at Florida Coastal

School of Law.
earned her
4 i JD from the
S University of
S Richmond
.:and her B.A.
from Emory
Bass University
in Atlanta.
She is
admitted to practice law in
Florida, Virginia, the.U.S. Dist-
rict Court for the Middle Dist-
rict of Florida and U.S. District
Court for the Eastern District of
Virginia. Her areas of legal prac-
tice include administrative,
adoption, criminal, family, fed-
eral, juvenile, and wills/estates.
"My career litigation expe-
riences are balanced," Bass
,said. "I have represented,
'diverse clientele, run my own
practice and am a devoted com-
munity leader."
She is a three-time nominee
for judicial appointment by the
Fourth Judicial Circuit of
Florida's Judicial Nomination
Commission.. She is also listed
in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar
Register of Preeminent Lawyers
and Bar Register of Preeminent
Bass is a member' of the
SJacksonville Regional Chamb-.r
of Commerce, Florida Family
Inn of Court, Jacksonville Bar,
D.W. Perkins Bar, Florida
Acadeiny.of Professional Medi-
ators, Jacksonville Area Legal
.Aid and San Marco Rotary Club.
She e,:ently c. c:kbiared her
'.19th wedding anniversary with
husband Fred. They have one
'daughter, Helen;

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Yulee, Florida
Call today, start losing tonight! (904) 249.3404


Nassau County Young
Republicans will hold their
monthly meeting Tuesday at
San Jos6 Mexican Grill,
463797 SR 200, Yulee. Candi-
dates for Nassau County
School Board District 4,
Kimberly Fahlgren, Richard
Williams, Russell Johnson
andTracy Range-Ketchie,
have been invited to speak.
The social will be held at 6
p.m. and the business meet-
ing will be held from 6:3t(
7:30 p.m.
Nassauf County Young
. Republican meetings are
open .to any interested
Republican (regardless of
age). Family members and
children are always welcome
at the monthly meetings.
To RSVP contact Amanda
Young at nashauyr@
gmail.com or (904) 207-2181.
The Westside Democratic
Club will meet at 7 p.m.
Tuesday at the County
Building on Mickler Street in
Callahan. The public is invit-

ed to meet Fourth Circuit
judge candidates. Dinner and
a short business meeting will
follow. Call (904).879-5163 for
Nassau Republicans
The Nassau County
Republican Executive '
Committee will hold its
monthly meeting at 7 p.m.
Thursday at the County
Building, 86028 Pages Dairy
Road West, Yulee. Speakers
will be Cord Byrd, candidate
for Florida House of
Representatives, 11th
District, and Nassau County
School Board candidates. All
Republicans are welcome.
liberty Dwellers
Is Agenda 21 just harm-
less "sustainable develop-
ment" regulations or a sinis-
ter UN takeover plot? Come
find out at 7 p.m. Thursday at
the Peck Center.
The Liberty Dwellers will
host an open meeting oh
Agenda 21. The Liberty
Dwellers is a non-partisan
group of local citizens work-
ing for a better Nassau
County and would like any
concerned citizen to join

them. '
Additional information
about Liberty Dwellers can
be found on the website,
Contact Michele Kling at
Democratic Club
The Democratic Club of'
Amelia Island is scheduled to
meet on Tuesday, June 26 at
the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club. The doors open at 6
p.m. with dinner starting at 7
p.m. To reserve, send a
check for $15/person to
DCAI, PO. Box 1153,
Fernandina Beach FL 32035,
or drop off a check at the
Democratic Club headquar-
ters on the corner of Eighth
and Date streets. For more
information, or to reserve.by
phone or email, call Carla
Voisard at (904) 849-7076 or
send email to '
It is not necessary to be a
member of the Democratic
Club to attend the dinner
Blue Bag Lunches
Often, it is really lonely
being a Democrat in Nassau

County. That "am-I-the-6nly-
one" feeling can be alleviat-
ed, however, by joining,fellow.
Democrats at the Blue Bag ,
Lunches every Wednesday at
noon at the local Democratic
Club Headquarters at the:
corner of Date and Eighth
streets. Bring lunch and-
come visit for an informal dis-;
cussion of the issues and
making new friends.
GOP headquarers
Nassau County
Republican Headquarters
has moved. It is now located
at 1894 S. 14th St., Suite 4.
Hours of operation are 1:30-
4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
V6ter registration
Nassau County
Supervisor of Elections Vicki
P. Cannon offers the services
of her office to conduct voter
registration for organiza-
tions, churches, businesses
and events.
: .Contact the Nassau
County Supervisor of
Elections office at 491-7500,
toll free 1-866-2604301 or
TDD 904-491-7510.
"Viit wwvw votenassau.com ,i
for election news.

Amendment 4 said to boost economy

posed Constitutional Amend-
ment on the November ballot,
would create Florida jobs, grow
the state's Gross Domestic
Product and increase the per-
sonal income of Floridians, if
passed, according to an inde-
pendent economic and fiscal
analysis of the amendment by
Florida TaxWatch, the nonpar-
tisan, nonprofit public policy
research institute and govern-
ment watchdog.
Amendment 4, a legislative-
1 pr, ipos-d amendment to the
Fli ida Constitution thatwould
make changes to the property
tax system, was analyzed by a
new Florida TaxWatch report,
"Fiscal and Economic Impact
of Amendment 4."
"As an integral part of our
mission to educate taxpayers
and citizens, Florida TaxWatch
has been conducting analyses
of the likely impacts of pro-
Fi pooW-Constifdtional Amend- i
ments for more than three
decades, and I know that this
independent analysis will help
Floridians judge the potential

benefits of this Amendment," Amendment 4 would resulting investment in non-homestead
said Dominic NI. Calabro. pit- the creation of 19,483 private,' 'resdntial 'and commercial
ident and CEO of Florida non-farm jobs over the'10-year' propertyin Florida, and'the eco-
TaxWatch.. w period of the analysis' (2013-' 'nometic model bears that out." '
Amendment would take 2022), that Florida G DP wuIld' The 'Florida TaxWatch
effect on Jan. land proposes: increase by approximat-el\ .1 '1-.analysis also estimates that
An additional homestead .billion and personal incoie 'between 319,861 and 383,810
exemption for first-timeFlorida would increase by more than additional ,home sales would
homebuyers,.equal to 50 per- $5.3 billion. : ,-. ',occur due to the effects of
cent of the just value of a prop- "The increased economic Amendment 4 during the 10-
erty up to the median just value activity estimated by the dynam-' year -period Itollowing its pas-
of a homestead property in that ic econometric model used in sage and implementation.
county, which phases out over this analysis is the result of the According: to the report,
five years by reducing by 20 savings from Amendment 4 "the additional home sales
percent each year; being distributed throughout attributable to Amendment 4,
A reduction in the non- the economy," said Jerry D. over and above those estimated
homestead maximum annual Parrish, Ph.D., Florida Tax- to have occurred in the absence'
assessed value increase cap Watch chief economist and ofAmendment 4, are due to the
from the current 10 percent (on author.of the study. "From'an effect of the additional home-
non-school levies) to a new level economist's standpoint, these stead exemption, the addition-
of 5 percent and an extension of findings are not surprising al income for Floridians, and
non-homestead assessed value because the proposed Amend- the population growth predict-
caps through the 2022 tax year ment 4 would reduce uncer- ed by this analysis. Addition-
'(which also does not apply to tainty for both personal and ally, there are effects from both
school levies) and; business investment, and when the non-homestead exemption
Providing. legislative individuals and businesses can on additional 'residential sales
authority to eliminate the Sav .! better e'irnate rheir future , SOui~ Homies "recaptUi'e ruleA. 'mordstspinclhbdingprpertytaxese-'ireqmurohadedh b son'wheo
Using the best available data they are more likely to invest, have sold their homes and
and an advanced econometric Basically, reducing the uncer- moved up in size or downsized."
analysis, Florida TaxWatch esti- tainty of potentially large prop- The full report can be found.
mates that the passage of ertytax increases willincrease at www.FloridaTaxWatch.org.

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Learning to live on rabbit food

Well, I'm now two weeks out from my latest took off the grill one night
cardiac misadventure and Ive already dropped blackened chicken.
nearly 10 pounds. Whoopee! Only 40 more to Blackened chicken taste
go. I told my doctor when he said he wants to just like blackened chicken.
see me down to 190, I'l look like a pencil. Yes, Ugh!
but a healthy pencil, he quipped. I'm eating tons of veggie
Indeed, and a famished pencil, too, I might I don't mind eating tons of
add. If a cow walked past my window right veggies but I prefer them
now, I'd bolt outside, run it down like a lion fried. I can't help it. I was'
and devour it.whole blood, guts, hide and all. CUP F born and raised here in the
Don't get me wrong, I love fish. But I love my drippy tomato, gravy and
fish fried, dang it. If I walked into my two JOE grits Deep South and, by
favorite seafood haunts around here and ... golly, if something can be
ordered broiled, baked or blackened fish, battered and fried, the Bibli
they'd think'I'd turned into a tourist or a sissy. Joe Palmer says it should be cooked th
OK, so q don't mind eating grilled and way..That's what grandpa said. Oh, yeah, he
blackened fish. Actually, I really like it that died of a massive coronary.
way. But it doesn't go well with hushpuppies So now I'm eating stir-fried veggies, and
and French fries. Ever tried to blacken those? that mostly stir with very little fry. I went tb a
Don't. Asian restaurant the other night and ordered
Chicken's another story. I get tired of eat- the Buddhas's Delight, steamed, not fried. I
ing chicken. Pock-pock-pock.: And no matter wish I'd asked for some fried chicken in it It
how you cook it, it alwaystastes just like was so bland it nearly put me to'sleep. Thanri
chicken, I do have some grilled and barbecue God for the yummy garlic and ginger sauce
recipes that ain't too bad but you're supposed that went with it. Ever notice that Buddha wa
to take the skin off because it's where all the a really fat guy. How'd he get so fat eating-
bad fat is. Skinned chicken tastes just like steamed veggies? I think he secretly stuffed
skinned chicken. Did you know that? I have a on doughnuts and ice cream. Thatwas his
pretty decent recipe for blackened chicken, delight, not a plateful of steamed snow peas
too. Just ask my old buddy Kevin Mc. Car thy of *and tofu and some, other stuff I couldn't iden
Amelia River Cruises ahd.Charteir's He' b-n -fy.
at my house a time or two "lien I made it In R eight now I'm trying to learn how to, like
i fact, itwas he who named the charred utu.l 9i sy products I had soy milk on my bland
named he ch -r'4,%







almond and fiber cereal this morning. I'm sure
e thbre are probably some people somewhere
on this planet who do back flips and go into
trances of ecstasy at the mere thought of
drinking soy milk. Why? The first carton I
bought was so chalky tasting that I tossed it
after drinking about half a small glass.. Neither
the cats nor the dogs would drink it. I poured
it on my dogs' food and they boycotted their
meal the whole day. I finally had to dump the
soggy mess out.
I got some new organic soy milk yesterday
and it's not as bad as the other stuff, Not as
bad. Not as bad as in "having your finger
smashed is not as bad'as having your eye
poked out."
So I go around all day saying in a phony
German accent, "Vee vill learn to like the soy
milk and vee vill drink some every day, ya?"
Ice cream is verboten. So are gooey cook-
ies, cake, pies, bear claws, doughnuts, Danish
and jellyrolls. Snickets Bars are straight out. I
am allowed a few low-fat goodies like ginger
snaps, Graham Crackers, sherbet and sorbet. I
personally don't have anything against.sherbet
and actually like it but try eating it sometime
when your body is craving a triple scoop of
pralines and cream in a waffle cone. It just
doesn't work..
So, I'm learning to be a rabbit. Come hunrt-
ing season, I'll have fluffy fur, a bobtail and
long ears. But at least I'll be a healthy rabbit.
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Hdpmakea change Agenda21
Last night,while closing down the -' A homeowner in rural Nassau
RAIN shelter, we had one of our nor- County is doggedly pursued by state '
mal summer thunderstorms. Heavy- and federal agencies for three yeais
rain, lighting and thunder. For the regarding this landowner's 100-year-., ? -
dogs and cats at RAIN, these storms old. driveway that accesses the St .
are a non-event, but this past week, Marys River. The authorities wanted ,, .'
RAIN assisted Nassau County Animal the driveway removed and the ''.
Services on a case where 10'dogs landowner to'pay a fine. After-going ..' .
needed to be removed from extreme- through a 36-month court battle, per- '
ly deplorable conditions. ,Most had.,, forming multiple land surveys, multi- .
been chained to trees their entire lives ple engineering'studies, hiring fofen- .
with no shelter, vet care or a waste-free sic plant scientists etc., the landowner.
area to exist. finally prevailed. Aside from the :,.
Last night,,all but two of these pets $30,000-plus in these .mandatory
were cowering in the corners of their expenses and fines, the landowner.was, ,
cages in fear of the storm occurring. forced to deed over to the state of
After coaxing most into their beds Florida 25 percent of his property in
with food, it was really awesome to the form of a permanent conservation
see them begin toy elax,,after figuring easement
out theywere not going to be out in Local authorities arrest a local
the storm,this time around. landowner for trying.to protect their,
The point of this story is to please property from an overzealous power
.report neglect/abuse. These animals company that came on her land.
depend on you to be their voice. RAIN Recently, our county police stoi med a
would like to thank 'the GOod private residence without knocking,
Samaritan who brought this case to shot and killed the homeowner' dpg
light; and Nassau County Animal with the homeowner shouting,'"Dort v
Services and Officer Just for actihg shoot my dog." When confronted by'
swiftly'in' helping these pets get to a: the media about these "storm trooper"
better.plhactet(inrItheir livesbiYou oan ii. tactitc,',ourirheriff saidl"policeaie not,. ' .
reporti",neglect,'abu,e ,to Na-,au .,required toiidentify'themselyds'while the United; States: and ,ur U.S. i'r
County Animal Services at 491-7440 or serving arrest warrants and it's not Constitution. All our federal agencies C
call RAIN at (904) 879-5861. Please uncommon to go to the-back door." now answer to the United Nations. fi
help change an animal's world. When asked by the media about the State and local'agencies are often gov- ad
Lynda Mixon recalled warrant that was used invalid- erned by the United Nations without bc
RAIN ly at .this home, our sheriff replied, even being aware of this governance na
"No sir, that isn't our fault, that was a through the use of Agenda 21 man- Sa
yThawk io rtwOrvr'er m Duval County warrant.",Clearly, this dates, regulatory rules and grant to
S y Wentire event was unconstitutional. monies. All of these actions by the
I want to take this opportunity to Newly installed "cameras" at our United Nations are being implement- ai
thank our city workers during local intersections (including one, at ed through Agenda 21 with the sole re
and after the recent storm. When the the Maip Beach Park gazebo?): are intention to obliterate the personal, ysa
lights went out the safety crews were installed without local comment or rights and liberties that are guaran- al
out protecting people and the power input, under the guise of providing traf- teed in the U.S. Constitution. .
company people were out climbing fic data during a catastrophic event Want to learn more? I've only tl
poles trying to get the electricity back such as a hurricane.. Wrong. Most of scratched the surface. Please come s5
on. these "cameras" are designed to6accept hear Victoria Baer (an Agenda 21 ai
After the storm', the cleanup crews update hardware that essentially cre- expert) speak at 7 p.m. at the Peck ca
workedvery hard to expedite the trash' ates both listening devices anid peak- Center (516 South -10th St.) on
removal and managed to get most res- ers. These "cameras" are data mining Thursday. This speaker will welcome, p1
identical steets'cleared in a week or so. devices that are being installed all over' questions at the end of her presenta-' th
And the wonderful street sweepers, .the United States following the path tion. God bless our great nation. c
. which, may be our favorite activity of Europe. These "cameras" appear to. al C.Whitley
around here, managed to sweep our be paid for by various, government Fernandifia Beach
streets;'stop and shovel and continue grants,: non-governmental organiza- .
to sweep! t, b ions (NGO's), but are actually funded Mailboxafr5 I
SSo often I have been critical over by the United Nations. 'cM f ud : e .
issues but would like to say thank you So what could all these unconstitu-. In the almost six years that I have
now for all the hard-working public tional events have in common lived in Femnandina Beach, my rfiailbox R
employees. Agenda 21 (also known as sustainable,, was destroyed six times! Out of those a
Nancie Crabb development, truly an oxymoron). six times, only one person has come m
Fernandina Beach Agenda 21 is a real plan to destroy forward to admit to the damage and tr


eplacei my mailbox, and that was a
council on Aging bus driver. The other
ve times; nobody has come forth to
imit to and replace my broken mail-
ox. This past Friday night, someone,
ailed my mailbox for the sixth time.
adly, nobody has come forth to admit
Sand replace my mailbox.
Since I and the woman for whom I
n caregiver are both too :disabled to
place the" destroyed mailbox, I am
having food money to buyth6 materi-
.s and. hire someone to replace it
nice again! I am so totally dismayed
Lat people on this island are not con-
cientious enough to come forward
nd take care of the damage they
caused. .
I thought that I had moved to a
[ace where everyone had more care
ian this. Evidently I made a bad
choice. Sad, hurt and disappointed,
Sherry E. Johinson.
Fernandina Beach

honoring our flag
As the anniversary of the Flag
solution of 1777, "Flag Day"
approaches on June 14, please take a
moment to reflect on what our coun-
y's flag means to you,

.In his 1914 Flag, Day address
Franklin Lane, Secretary of the
Interior, repeated the words that he
said the flag of the United States of
America spoke to him that morning "I
-am what you make me, nothing more.
I swing before your eyes as a bright
gleam of color, a symbol of yourself."
A symbol of our great nation, out
national flag is a cornerstone of our
history and a promise for our future.
Many men and women have.-bravely
'fought- and lost their lives- defending
.I pledge allegiance to the flag of the
United States of America, and to the
republic for which it stands, bne nation.
under God, indivisible, with liberty and
justice for all."
To keep abreast of upcoming elec-
tion and voting information, follow the
Nassau County Supervisor of Elections
Office on Facebook at www.face-
book.com/v6tenassaufl and/or Twitter
at www.twitter.com/ votenassau, visit
www.votenassau.com or call 491-7500,
toll free (866) 260-4301, TDD (904)
Tamara A. Pendleton
\Chief Administrator
Nassau County Supervisor of
Elections Office

Busted businesses, senior cops and more
1 * '' *li i i

Fernandina Beach city officials recently
helped another business out-go completely
out of business that is, as last month the beach-
front Beach Club At Amelia on South Fletcher
Avenue closed its doors'for good despite being
able to pay the outrageous sum of $20,000 in
impact fees but unable to work out a deal with
the city to alleviate its parking situation
There are two business owners I am aware
of on the city commission so they should have
some empathy for other entrepreneurs and the
entire commission, it would seem, should be
willing to work to keep businesses open since a'
"closed" sign on the door doesn't generate one
cent of tax revenue much less create jobs for
locals. There are conflicting reports on this
entire issue but I overheard.a restaurant owner
telling a patroni recently that he was "lucky to
be in the county and not the city limits of
Fernandina Beach because of the city's anti-
business attitude, lengthy permitting process-
es, appalling fees, etc." Maybe new City
Manager Joe Gerrity will have a positive
impact since the current environment certainly
doesn't build a reputation 'that encourages
folks to set up shop here, just the opposite.
* *
Of interest to island locals is the federal
Bureau of Labor Statistic's list of the nation's
10 most dangerous jobs, which has fishermen
at the top, saying commercial fishermen and
related fishing workers, whose workplace
includes heavy machinery, stormy weather and
slippery surfaces, were number one in death
rates with drowning the most common cause
of their demise. Loggers, policemen, roofers, .
pilots and ironworkers all made the list, but in

my opinion a gi uup that was.
conspicuously absent were
rapper 'w jc .w Okplace
contains tlie I"i,. -t ..mI'ii n
cause .f their iunlhnfely d.'i,_ths
-other rappers., ,',

My wife and:I, friends and
many others we spoke to
were all impressed with the
DAVE'S Florida Public Ltililies folks
WORLD on the island, who despite the
S.... strong winds, driving rain,
blowing debris, etc.';from
David N Tropical Storm Beryl were
Scott performing the unenviable
job of making sure island resi-
dents' power outages were as brief as possible
and doing a magnificent job of it under condi-
tions that none of us would ever want to work.
From my perspective everyone there is dding a
terrific job as their office personnel are as nice
and polite as their crews are efficient. Thanks

Keep an eye on the house currently under
construction on the corner of North.10th
Street and Atlantic Avenue being built by
Bryan Lendry and funded by Florida House
Inn owner, former FSU quarterback and cur-
rent financier Ernie Saltmarsh, as I am told it
will be an 11,000-square-foot, eye-popping
Victorian style dwelling that no doubt will
become a landmark on that stretch of road.
* *
Flipping through the pages of Sunday news-
paper supplement Parade Magazine recently I

came upon a section where readers write in to
ask questions and after scanning them came to
the conclusion that there are a lot of sad people
out there who live totally empty existences
when'they resort to querying: "Does Martha
Stewart ever order takeout?" and "Are Nick
Cannon and Mariah Carey's twins showing any
musical talent yet?" and I didn't make this up.
These pitiful people's lives are as pointless as
the poor sap whose job is to respond to their
mindless drivel.

As kids many of us dreamed of growing up
to become jet pilots, policemen, actresses, fire-
fighters, baseball or football players, ballerinas
or other glamorous, exciting callings, but
instead we gradually morphed into account-
ants, bankers, nurses, carpenters, truck driv-
ers, salespeople and so on, with those child-
hood fantasies just fading memories. Not
Fernandina Beach's Steve Filkoff.
The spark of becoming a policeman was
nevdr extinguished in Steve and at an age
when most people are looking forward to eas-
ing into retirement, the then 59-year-old former
computer programmer applied and was accept-
.ed to the Florida Police Academy in Lake City
along with more than 40 other applicants, most
who were 35-40 years younger than him. Not
only did he graduate from the grueling six-
month-long ordeal of rigorous physical training
and demanding academic studies, but he was
third in the class and holds the distinction of
becoming the oldest grad in the academy's his-
Today Patrolman Filkoff can be found on
one his beats downtown, where he serves as

an unpaid voluntary auxiliary officer and a
reserve officer at other times for only $10.41
an hour, so he certainly isn't doing it for the
money. In'fact Chief of Police Jim Hurley, who
created the auxiliary corps and encouraged
him, says Filkoff puts in many, many unpaid
volunteer hours annually.
This, my friends,-is a dedicated public ser-
vant who achieved his childhood fantasy, and
despite his soon.to be 62 years of age, and his
friendly warm manner, is hot a person you
want to make angry. Oh, by the way, Steve's
wife is Mayor Arlene Filkoff, another job that
takes a lot of heat no matter what side of the
decision she comes out on, and we are indeed
lucky to have such a dedicated duo to serve us
so the next time you see Patrolman Filkoff
scoot by on his Segway, say "hello" and

How about a "Lemon Law" like the
one for new automobiles, for universities,
enabling graduates with degrees in art
history, African-American studies, philosophy,
sports ministry and puppetry arts (yes,
these actually exist) and other worthless
sheepskins designed to guarantee unemploy-
ment, to get a full refund if unable to secure a
job in their field of study within 12 months of
graduation, or better yet, make the school
liable for the gullible grad's entire student
loan? No taxpayer money involved here, it's all
between the naive, ideological future Occupy
Wall Streeters and the academic charlatans
who sold them these useless snake oil certifi-





Library launches

For the News-Leader
A round the world,
nighttime is full of
wishes and
dreams, and many.
cultures have unique tradi-
tions surrounding this -
theme. Dreams, of course,
are not only what we experi-
ence while we sleep: dreams
are also our hopes for the
The activities.and pro-
grams of the Nassau County
Public Library System this
summer will help children
think about and express their
own wishes, dreams, and
Dream Big: Read will be.

presented through July 16 at
11 a-m. at the County
Building, 45401 Mickler St.
Callahan; through July 16 at
2 p.m. at the Hilliard library,
15821 CR 108, Hilliard;
through July 17 at 2 p.m. at
the Bryceville library, 7280
Motes Road, Bryceville;
through July 18 at 11 a.m.
and 2"p.m. for the
Fernandinra Beach branch, to
be. held at the Southside
Elementary School cafeteria
1112 Jasmine St.; and
through July 19 at 2 p.m. at
the Yulee Sports Complex,
86142 Goodbread Road,
The 2012 Summer
Reading Program is open to

'Dream Big: Read'
preschool children through Whataburger; Mary Bunk of
young adults. All programs Watson Realty; First Federal
are free of charge. Bank; Friends of the
The Nassau County -Fernandina Beach Library,
Public Library System appre- Hilliard Branch Library,
ciates Nassau County Sheriff Bryceville Branch Library;
Tommy Seagraves, Nassau businesses in Yulee that wish
County. Fire Chief, Matt to remain anonymous.
Graves, Meg McAlpine, For information and -
Sharon Austin and Amanda detailed description of pre- .
Thein of UF/IFAS Nassau sentations and programs for.
o County.Extension Servicelor each branch, visit www.nas-
providing special presenta- saureads.com, click under
, tions at the Callahan Dream the Young.Minds tab and
Big: Read Summer Reading' then click on Summer
Programs. Reading Programs tab.
Sponsors of the programs For questions contact
include Rayonier Foundation; your local library or email
Bo's Auto Repair of Yulee; youth librarian Michelle
Brad Morris: Regions Bank; Forde at mforde@nas-
Southeastern Bank of Yulee; saucountyfl.com.


Fernandina Beach ,
Middle School eighth'
grade students who
received perfect scores on
the 2011-12 FCAT Writing
test are, front row, from
left, Emily Crews, Katie
McNeil,' Donny Spillane
and Natali Shafer; middle,
MacKenzie Monaghan,
Amy Strozinsky, Renee
Cacciapouti and Peppar
Cook; and back, Blake
Richardson, Sheridan
Crismond and Philipp

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Lauren and Margaret
Clough celebrated their 61st
wedding anniversary June 8,
2012. They were married
June 8, 1951, in the First
Presbyterian Church,
Fairfield,;Ala. The Rev. J.E.
Somerville of Scotland per-
formed the ceremony. -
The Cloughs had two chil-
dren and have four grandchil-


', Crann-Wrv_ Ga., with the Rev. Joe W.
p rMcSwain officiating.
Teri Wrye and Joseph Ran- The bride is the daughter"
dal Crapps, both of Fernan- of Mr. and.Mrs. Henry Wrye
dina Beach, were married. of Jacksonville. The groom is
June 6, 2012, in St Marys, r- the son of Isabelle Crapps.


E Melissa
of The Arnold
Law Firm *
earned board,
certification h
Education law;
one of just
about 40 attor- Gross
neys'to hold Arnold
that distinction _ _
in Florida. She
also is board certified in city,
county and local government
law, making her the first and:
only Fl6rida lawyer to be rec-
ognized with dual certifica- ,a
tion in both specialities.
Gross-Arnold is a principal
attorney with The Ai-riold Law
Firm in Jacksonville, which
serves clients in Florida and
- Georgia, primarily in the
areas of criminal defense,
education, family law and

Harrison Andrew Neal,
22, a member of Omicronr
Delta Kappa, a
national leader-
ship honor
society. gradu-
at(d from
..J6hersity'- '"
College of Arts
& Sciences
with a bachelor Neal
'of science ._
degree with a
major in computer science
Saturday, May 12, 2012.
Neal's senior project was
"Reliable Covert
'.Communication Scheme
Based on Steganography."
During his senior year at
Stetson University, Neal also
. presented at several major
computer conferences with
two of his papers being pub- *
Neal, born and raised in
Fernandina Beach, was
selected by Villanova
University, Philadelphia, for
the 2011 spring semester to
attend the Rome campus of
St. Mary's College -whose
main campus isin Notre
Dame, Indiana, and which is

'affiliated with the University I.
of Notre Dame where he
completed a semester-long
Internship at the Vatican
(Vatican City State) in Rome
in its- Internet Office, which is
part of. its overall telecommu-
nications department that
includes Postal and
Telephone services as well as
the Internet.
, Neal concentrated his
efforts in the very important
area of cyber-security, which
was of particular value to the
Vatican given that its several
web presence are visible
potential targets for cyber-
attacks and that their overall
telecommunications capabili-
ties must securely support
not only internal Vatican City '
communications but also
those with and among its offi-
cial.diplomatic and quasi-gov-
ernmental representatives to
almost 200 sovereign states
and international organiza-
tions, as well as its ecclesiasti-
cal communications with the
more than 2;800 Catholic dio-
ceses around the world.
During the summer of
2010, Neal also participated in
and successfully completed a
10-week Senioi Researchai :,i.
Experience for Undergrad--
uates Program in Computa-
tional Science arid Cyberse-
curity at the Department of
Computer Science, The Uni-
versity of Houston (Texas).
After a few weeks of R&R
with his family and friends in
Fernandina, Neal plans to
relocate to the Washington,
D.C., area to begin his career
in computer sciences, focus-
ing on cybersecurity as well
as pursuing graduate studies
towards a masti-rrs degree.
Harrison Neal is the son of
Linda Neal of Fernandina
Beach and the late Donald C.
"Don" Neal.

N Kali Weiland of
Fernandina Beach graduated:
with a doctorate in physical
therapy from Armstrong
Atlantic State University on
Saturday, May 5,2012, at the
Savannah Civic Center.

Navy Petty Officer 1st
Class Thomas G. Thueson,
whose wife, Christina, is the
daughter of Sue Mardon of
Fernandina Beach and Mike
Mardon of Fernandina Beach,
and fellow sailors and
Marines aboard USS Wasp
(LHD-1) recently participated
in New York Fleet Week 2012.
Held nearly every year
since 1984, Fleet Week Newv
York is the city's celebration
of the sea services. Fleet
Week New York provides an
.opportunity for the citizens of
New York City and the sur-
rounding tri-state area to
meet sailors, Marines and
Coast Guardsmen as well as
see first-hand the latest capa-

abilities of today's maritime
services. More than 6, 000.
service men and women from
the U.S. and coalition nations
took part in this celebration.
This year, Fleet Week New
York is one of the signature
events around the country
commemorating OpSail 2012,
the Bicentennial of the War of
1812 and the Star-Spangled
* The commemoration of
the 200th anniversary of the.
War of 1812 is a salute to all
sailors and Marines-who
fought gallantly in that con-
flict, who served in all our
nation's conflicts since then,
and who are defending free-
dom around the.world today.

Food distribution announced

The Nassau County
Hunger Coalition and Second
Harvest will distribute free
produce, dairy, bakery goods
and meat starting at 1 p.m.
until the food is gone on:
June 21 at First-Baptist
Church, 45090 Green Ave.,
June 25 at the Atlantic
Recreation Center, 2500o
Atlantic Ave., Fernandina

July 2 at Yulee United
Methodist Church, 86003
Christian Way, Yulee .
July 12 at First Baptist
Church, 45090 Green Ave.,
July 16 at the Atlantic
Recreation Center, 2500
Atlantic Ave., Fernfndina
'* Tul 23 at Yulee United.\
,..thludist Church, 86003
'Christian Way, Yulee.

A Publi Service Announcemont by The

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Mr. and Mrs. Clough


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FRIDAY. JUNE15.2012/News-Leader




Dinner networks
The Interfaith Dinner
Network provides a hot,
nutritious dinner folir
nights a week at the
Salvation Army Hope
House, Ninth and Date
streets, for the island's
homeless and needy.
The IDN comprises
11 local churches. The
group is looking for
more churches that would
like to serve dinners one
night a month. Small
churches can partner with
Call Ailenre Wood at 491-
4900 for information.

The Yulee Interfaith ,,
Dinner Network, spon,
scored 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 Yulee IDN is located
behind the Old Yulee .
Middle School, at US 17
and Pages Dairy Road.
Look for the banner and ,:
For information or to
volunteer, call 556-2496 or
visit their website, www.
Yulee Baptist Church
Food Pantry, 85971 Harts
Road in.Yulee, is open to
everyone to assist with
food needs.
Hours are Tuesdays
from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and
Wednesday and Thursday:
from 2-4 p.m. For informa-
tion call 225-5128.
Emergency pantry
O'Neal Memorial
Baptist Church, 474257 SR
200 East, offers an emer-
gency food pantry for fami-,
lies and individuals in cri-
sis. No income eligibility
For assistance call 277-
2606 6r 261-4186.
Food donations
The Fernandina Beach
Church of Christ is collect-
ing itemsfor people in 'i'i No-i:
need. ,
A barrel is located at
Amelia Island Storage for
SCanned, dry and boxed
food as well as personal
items such as soap, tooth-
brushes, toothpaste, etc.,
are needed.
Call 261-9760 for more
The Yulee United
Methodist 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. *

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

A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church In
America Devoted to Christ, to ie Fellowship a
to the Great Commission
Worship on Sundays at 10:45 am
Nursery and Children's'Church provided
Grace Groups meet on Wednesday evenings
in Fmrnandina Beach, Kingsland &Yulee.
Men's, Women's and Youth Ministries
85439 Miner Rd., Yulee
(Yules Middle School)


TradilionalFamilyWorship.......830am& llam
Contemperry Worship ...45amrn in Maxwell Hall
Sunday School fr all ages.....9:45am & 11am
Wednesday Dinner (Aug-May) ..... 5:5pm-6310pm
Downown ernadinaBeac |
Ire Street 190'4) 2157


Voices Together, youth from the greater North Florida area, will present a free Welcome Home Concert on sunday,
June 24 at 6 p.m. at Amelia Baptist Church, 961167 Buccaneer Trail. The group just returned from a singing and
mission trip tour in South Carolina and Tennessee. They presented six concerts in churches and assisted living facil-
ities, and also spent time singing for and helping four children's homes. The 27 students and their Adult sponsors of
Voices Together come from Southside Baptist Church in Jacksonville and the Allegiance Youth Choir, sponsored by
Amelia Baptist Church on Amelia Island.


Double the blessing
When you see an item yopuneed on
"two for one" sale, and you don't need
tWd please think of The Salvation Aimy
Hope House and pick up two anyway -
one for them and one for you. The items
they need most right now to help fill .
Emergency Food Bags for Nassau neigh-
bors in need are: Peanut butter and jelly,
canned vegetables, canned fruits, canned
meats,,condensed and uncondensed
soups,inoodles and rice, helper meals and
toilet paper. Hope House is located at 410
S. Ninth St., on the corner of Ninth and
Date streets.
Faithlink Encounters
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 discussed 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
-,aslfoe.Me.irial'sgroui),For nmoire
irAormaltiorconrial Paori HIollh atL hol.
lie@mumconline.com. All are welcome.

Guest speaker
The Amelia Plantation Chapel wel-
comes Dr. Christopher Hall, chancellor of
Eastern University and dean of Palmer
Theological Seminary to the pulpit on.
Sunday, June 17 at 9:15 and 11:15 a.m.
Hall is the author of a number of books,
editor-at-large for Christianity Today and
associate editor of the Ancient Christian
Commentary on Scripture series. Invite a
friend or neighbor to join you to hear Dr.
Hall's words of inspiration. All are wel-
come here. The chapel is at 36 Bowman
Road, Amelia Island. Call 277-4414.
Tuesday worship
Join the Salvation Army Hope House
each Tuesday at.noon for its Weekly
Worship Service. Pastor David Harrison

"Discover the Difference" at
AmeliH 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
Comer of BuccaneerTr T & Gehbing Road, Fraadina Bch
For More Information Call: 261-9527

Ted Schroder, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 9.15 & 11315 am
All are Welcome
36 Bowman Road, 277-4414
OffA1A at entrance to Omni Resort
Amelia Island Plantation

of La Tierra Prometida -The Promise
Land Church, will bring the Gospel mes-,
sage on June 19 For more information,
call 321-0435 or stop by the Hope House,
located at 410 S. Ninth St.
Women's Day
",, ML Olive Baptist Church of Kings
Ferry will host its Women's Day Program
Ju ne 24 at'4 p.m: The speaker will be
Pastor Barbara Jackson of Fishers of
Men World Harvest Church of
Brun swick. Ga All are welcome to
Celtic service
St Peter's Episcopal Church offers'-a
Celtic Service the fourth Sunday of each
month. This music filled, candlelit, peace-
ful, contemplative service filled with the
opportunity for meditation is open to the
entire community. Dress is casual. The
next service will be held June 24 at 6 p.m.
For information call 261-4293.
Free dinner
Springhill Baptist Church will serve
meals for individuals and families in need
in the area on Thursday, June 28 from 5-
6:30 p.m. at the church, 941017 Old
Nassauville Road. Meals are served on
the fui tlh ThiI -ldavy of ean'h month
" The chtii'ch alk,. d&-:li\hrc iiial "i
those whu cannot lome. For information
call 261-4741.
Women's revival
Love Ministries presents "God is
Doing a New Thing! Women's Revival
and Deliverance Conference" from 7-9
p.m. June 29 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 30 at
Maxwell Hall on the campus of Memorial
United Methodist Church, 601 Center St.
Featured speakers include Elder Barbara
Woods and Elder Bobbie Walls of ,
Memphis, Tenn., Kingdom Leaders
Minister Janice Oleir orMemphis and
Pastor Eddie Hall of Jacksonville, and one
of the most dynamic praise and worship
teams in Florida.
The Rev. Betty Sikking of the Unity
Spiritual Enrichment Center of

Rev. Jose Kallukalam

Saturday Vigil Mass- 4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church
Sunday Mass lsBan, l.va ,12 noon
Daily Mass- 8:30am Mr,4.~i Thurs & Fri.
6pm-Tuesday .
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6:00 pm; Holy Day 8:30 am
Confessions: Saturday 3:00pm 3:45 pm or y appt
Telephone Numbers:
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 04-321-1901
Emergency Number: 904277-6S66

Living Waters
Contemporary Worship
-'" SAT.. .6:00 pm
SUN ..9:30am
' WED ..7:00 pm
Youth, Nursery
& Childrens'Ministries
Rob& Chflia Goyelle
a..,.,,,,,, 321-2117
On AA 1 mile west olAmella Island
Join us LIVE on the Web Sunday

New Vision
Church, UCC
WVorshiip Sundays%
at 10:00 am
bh-,4 I Cheaef-r Hoad in \|lteC
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Innovative Syle, Contemporay Muslic,
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097 -
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KIdKredlble Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
Connectng Wih Christ..
Co=nectO'tg W&t People.


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

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

20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of All People
Sunday Ne,' MAembers Class 9 a.m.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
3Aorning" worship 10:30 a.mi. every Sunday
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m.linistries:
Bus & Van, Couples, Singles, Youth

Sfamiily warswhipier ni
Sunday Service . .10:30 am
Bible Study ....... .9:30 am
Wednesday Service... 7:00 pm
85031 Landover Drive
Yulee, Fl

Jacksonville will hold a class/service at
the Board of Realtors building, 910 South
14th St., Fernandina Beach, at 7 p.m. the
last Wednesday of each month through
September, to help establish a Unity
Church locally. For information call Chris
Dillon at 310-6502 or Marcia Brown at
Celebrate recovery,
First Baptist Church of Fernandina
Beach., 1600 S.' Eighth St., sponsors
"Celebrate Recovery" every Friday at
6:30 p.m. This Christ-centered, biblically
based program is for individuals and their
family members who are dealing with
addictions, compulsions, past hurts and
potentially destructive behaviors. Call
261-3617. ..
Transport project
A project to fabricate metal parts used
to manufacture three-wheeled, hand-
cranked carts is ongoing at a workshop
sponsored by Memorial United
.Methodist Church. The vehicles, called'
Personal Energy Transportation, or
PETs, are fully assembled at Penney
Farms near Green Cove Springs and
shipped throughout the world to victims
of polio, land mines and other injuries.
Tlh ~Ioa kshop operates Monday
Iihrtigih T rhui da.% froni .m 334a a o 1 ' '/
noon. Call Jack at 261-5691 or James at
261-5863 to volunteer.
Donations needed
Harbor Shores Ministries is a nonprof-
it organization that reaches out to needy
families in the local community. It accepts
tax-deductible donations to help local
Your items may be given to a family in
need or liquidated to supply food, clothes,
furniture, etc. Call 225-0963 to schedule
your items to be picked up. Donations are
tax-deductible. ,
To add or change ah announcement in
Church Notes, send mail to Church Notes,
c/o News-Leader, 511 Ash St., Fernandina
Beach, FL 32034, send e-mail to
sperry@fbnewsleadercom (use "Church
Notes" in the subject line) or call'Sidn
Perry at 261-3696. .


Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15 am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00,,pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pin
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes ForAll All Age
Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All
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10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
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96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:30 am
Sunday School 9:15 am
Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 pm
AWANA Sunday 5:00 7:00 pm
Wednesday Service 7:00 pm
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Aviation wonders
Vacation Bible School
will be amazing as First
Baptist Fernandina pres-
ents "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 backdrop of
some of the world's most
marvelous natural won-
Amazing Wonders VBS
is for kids 3 years to fourth
grade completed. This year
First Baptis will also fea-
ture "VBX" for fifth and
sixth graders completed,
with even more intense
games, intense study,
intense worship and
intense fun.
To register visit
FBFirst.com or stop by the
church,1-600 S. Eighth St

Join Amelia Baptist
Church June 25-29 from 9
a.m. to noon as they fly
Amazing Wonders Aviation
to some of the world's
greatest natural wonders
and encounter God's awe-
some power.
i Take off from worship at
the Worship Rally Hanger,
and make your first stop at
Victoria Falls Bible Study;
Snacks at Paricutin
Valcano; Missions under,
the Northern Lights; Music
at the Matterhorn;
Recreation at the Grand
Canyon; and Crafts at the
Great Barrier Reef.
Amelia Baptist Church
is located at 961 167
Buccaneer Trail. Vacation
Bible School is for age 3
through fifth grade com-
Registration forms are
available at the church
office. Call 261-9527.

Home Town
Prince of Peace
Lutheran Church, 2600
,Atlantic AveVFernandinai4I
A Beadhi planning anw- .. ,'
exciting adventure for your
children, grandchildren
and friends with "Home
Town Nazareth- Where
Jesus was a Kid" Vacation
Bible School for ages 2-99.
Sign them up for a fun,
friendly and safe trip to
Nazareth, Jesus' home-
Registration will be each
Sunday in June at a table
located in the, church
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.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes You!
Located at the corner
of 8th ,Atlantic \
7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist '
8:15 a.m. Breakfast Burns Hall
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
8:30 &10:00 a.m. Service
6 p.m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 p.m; TAZE" 2nd Sunday

3IoCy 'Trinity E

Sunday Services
Sunday Holy Communion 8:00 &10:00 am
5th Sunday Morning Prayer -10:00 am,
Sunday Children's Bible Class 10:00 am
Wednesday Holy Communion-12:15 pm
SRev. J. Michael Bowhay, Rector
1so30 lake Park Dr. (Amelia Parkacross froilMCA))
904-491-6082. ww HiiAntliag
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85326 Winona Bayview Road
Yulee, FL
Bro. Hartford Peeples, Pastor
Sunday School ....... 9:45 am
Morning Worship .... 11:00 am
Evening Worship .....6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer .... 6:00 pm
Bible Study-Thursdays... 10:00 am
"Sere'ing the Lord With Glaodness"


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FRIDAY, JUNE 15,2012/News-Leader
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County Extension Director/Horticulture Agent Rebecca L Jordi, above, gives a
-presentation on landscaping maintenance practices including "right plant/right
place," fertilizing, watering, and lawn 'care to a group of interested North Hampton
homeowners. Many of the attendees asked questions concerning issues in their
landscapes. They also participated in an exercise called, "What's Wrong With This
Picture?" and identified things not to do in their landscapes.
Jordi will conduct a Plant Clinic on Monday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Yulee
Extension Office (A1A and Pages Dairy Road) for residents to bring plant samples
showing problems in their landscapes and receive solutions for correction. The serv-
ice;is free. Call (904) 879-1019.

Environmentally friendly gardeners recognized

Nassau County Extension, is now partici-
pating in the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods
(FYN) Homeowner Program and its Florida
Friendly Lahdscape' (FFL) Yard Recognition
program. The FYN Homeowner Program rec-
ognizes environmentally friendly gardeners ,
with official FFL.Yard Recognition signs.
Nassau County Yard Advisor Bea Walker will

conduct home visits and use the homeowner
checklist to determine whether your yard is
eligible for Gold or Standard recognition. For
information visit http://fyn.ifas.ufl.edu/home-
owner.htm, or.visit the Extension website,
http://nassau.ifas.ufl.edu/, and access the
link for FYN Homeowner Progtaram; or call
(904) 879-1019 or 491-7340.

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are harm
Q I do not know what
.these black insects are
on my crape myrtle but there
must be hundreds of them.
Will they harm my tree? BW

A .Thanks for the photo as
*".it made identifying this
insect so much easier for me.
What you have photographed
are psocid nymphs hatching
from their eggs. The sheer
number of'themj would fright-
en most any
I am so
glad you wait.
ed to hear .
from me
before apply- :
ing a chemi-
cal io desu oy
them.: When
trying to GARDEN
determine if TAMi'
an insect is.
beneficial or
Sharrnfulthe Becky order ,
of thumb'is the large. the
number th e morgefkely the
insect is not beneficial 'Of
courirst.there are alWaes-
excepl eans to th-. rule and this
is ne of1 those exceptions..
Psocids are considered tor
be benelkial insects as. they
clean tree bark of bacteria,
ifungi and debris Often they
will form me thick webbing all
aovvr thl trtunk of the tree and
limbs while they are feeding,
whichh really scares people.
But remember, once the pso-
cid- finish cleaning the tree.
they move on to neighboring
trees The-webbing will disap-
p' o eventually and you will
have a healthier tree. I
What is the name of this
b ulb growing in my
yard? My yard is very wet
most of the time, andthis
plant is growing widely all over
my yard.,VM
A.Thanks for bringing in a
-. specitneo n with the
flower; it made it much easier
'to identify. I believe what you
have iswa Swamp lily Cinum
americanum. It is a. Florida
. vl, Ii LI,%% s well in
%% t.la iL'a rid ,k.ing sreamns
Ith oghlout the state.
The swamp lily is a peren-
nial herb, with an onion-like
bulb, The leaves are erect to
spreading. Leaves are strap~
like, up to.3 feetlong and 3
inches'wide. Swamp lily flow-
ers arise from the bulb on a
long flower stalk that is sepa-
rate from the leaves. Two to
six flowers occur at the tip of
the flower stalk. The long .
flower tubes are 4 to 6 inches
Swamp lily flQwers are
white, or white and pink, and
slightly fragrant. Thp'fruitis a

sect infestations

ful to your garden

state. left.
capsule, with large, fleshy ;' and feathery. It can cause skin
seeds. Swamp lilies may be irritation and has the potential
confused with spider lilies to.. t be "weedy" if left uncon-
(genus Hymenocallis). The- '. tolled.
.flowers of both the swamp. lily ,., Another is the Cross vine,
and spider lily have six ptals 'Bgnonma capreolata, which
but spider lily flower petals has a similar looking flower to
will be connected by membri:, the trumpet vine but the
rious tissue. leaves are very different. It is
Swamp lily is a great plant..., also fast growing and the first
for'those areas where water to produce flowers in the
has a tendency to pool or in spring for returning hum-
poorly drained soil. mingbirds.,
S.I want a native vineto, '. One other thought on the
.grow on my arbor but I: topic, consider having some
want it to attract h umning- planters at the foot of the
birds. Can you give me an arbor to attract more hum-
idea of what to plant? CC mers. You could put firecrack-
A I am going to suggested er or cardinal flower (native)
.*limit our search to those in the planters for drama and'
vines that will be perennial, more color, plus they will also
which means they will return provide additional nectar for
season after season. I have visiting hummers.
three Florida native vines to Rebecca fordi, UF/IFAS
suggest : CountyExtension Director for
The strongest contender Nassau County and Nassau
would be c Lr no.rirey,.w ,,..,. ,. li
evergreen and pi oduces beau- ty member Extension locations
tiful coral colored, tubular are the satellite office at the
flowers that bloom from County Building in Yuldee and
spring through summer. It the main Extension, Office in
can be somewhat slow grow- Callahan. The UF/IFAS
ing but that makes it easy to Nassau County Demonstration
control and keeps it from Garden is located at the James
becoming a nuisance in the S. Page Governmental
garden. Complex and demonstrates best
Next would be the trumpet management practices for
vine, Cqmpsis radicans, or as it Northeast Florida. Mail ques-
is sometimes called, trumpet tions to Garden Talk, c/o
creeper. It grows quickly and Rebecca Jordi, Nassau County
can grow upward to 40 feet Extension, 543356 US 1,
The flowers are very showy in Callahan, FL 32011. Visit
shades of red to orange to yel- http://nassau.ifasufl.edu.
low. The leaves are delicate rljordi@ffledu


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Applicants sought
Applications for the Nas-
sau County Master Gardener
volunteer program are now ,
available onine. The deadline
is 5 p.m. July 6. For .an over-.'
view of the Master Gardener
program, an application and to
complete the pre-test, see
ticulture/mgnassau.html. For
additional questions, contact
the Extensionr office at (904)
879-1019, or Rebecca Jordi at
rljordi@ufl.edu. Master
Gardeners are,on phone duty
Friday at 491-7340.
Nassau epares'
Nassau County Emergency
Management is teaming up
with Lowe's to bring the "201?
Nassau Prepares" expo to
Lowe's on June 16 from 9
a.m.-1 p.m. in the southwest
corner of the parking lot,
474283 SR 200 in O'Neil.
Hurricane season runs from
June 1 through Nov. 30. Come
to the expo Saturdpy to learn
what you need to do to be pre-
pared in the event of a storm.
Sponsors include-Publix and
the American Red Cross. For
information call 548-4980.
Singlike a bird
Join a park ranger to learn
the different songs of Talbot
Island's feathered residents
on June 16 at 2 p.m. at the
multi-use trail pavilion located,
at the south beach area on
Little Talbot Island. No reser-
vations are necessary and the
program is free with regular
park admission. Call the
Talbot Islands Ranger Station
at (904) 251-2320. Visit '
Plant clinic
On June 18 County Exten-

sion Director/Horticulture
Agent Becky Jordi will con-
duct a Plant Clinic from 10
a.m. until 2: p.m. at the Yulee
Extension Office (A1A and
Pages Dairy Road). All county
residents are invited to bring
plant samples showing prob-
lems in their landscapes.
Problems will be identified
and solutions offered for cor-
rection. There is no fee for
this service. For information
call (904) 879-1019. Master
Gardeners are on office duty
on Friday at 491-7340.
Walkin' Nassau
,Join Walkin' Nassau for a
walk on the beach at Ameri-
can Beach on Amelia Island
June 19. Meet at Gourmet
Gourmet at 5:45 p.m. to sign
in. Choose a 5K or 10K route.
Meet for dinner at The Surf
restaurant afterwards, if you
choose. Walk for AVA credit
($3) or for free. Everyone is
welcome. Contact Jane Bailey
at dnjbailey@mindspring.com.
Native plants
Florida Native Plant
Society, bda Chapter,. will
meet June 21 at 6:30 p.m. at
Regency Square Library, 9900
Regency Square Blvd,, Jack-
sonville for "Advanced Butter-
fly Gardening" by Edith
Smith, owner of Shady Oak
Butterfly Farm in Brooker.
The meeting is free and open
to the public. Visit http://ixia.
fnpschapters.org/ or call *
(904) 655-2550.
Do you have 1- or 3-gallon
or even 7- or 15-gallon plant
containers left over from
planting? Lowe's is now a
recycling location for plant
containers. For information
call Lowe's at 277-5000.

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FRIDAY. JUNE 15, 2012 NEWS News-Leader

City to pay airport

tenant's back taxes

; ", Nws-Leader
City commissioners agreed
unanimously June 5 to pay a
$21,000 tax bill incurred by Amelia
Island Co. in 2009.
Amelia Island Co., which was
renting space in Hangar A at the
Fernandina Beach Municipal'
Airport, was taken over by Omni
Amelia Island LLC after a Chapter
11 corporate bankruptcy restruc-
Omni took over some opera-
tions in 2010, including a reduced
space at the .hangar, which was
being used for storage and main-
tenande of vehicles "
The;city received notice from
the Nassau County Tax Collector
in April that the taxes were only
paid up to 2009 According to a
city document, "The city had never
before received notice of these"
2009 delinquent taxes." .,,I
The document also states.that,
"It is the responsibility qfthe city

to pay taxes and .interest even
though there was no notice pro-
vided to the city prior to April 2012.
... it is in'the best interest of the city
to pay ... (the) back taxes."'
City Attorney Timmi Bach rec-
ommended to commissioners that'
the city pay the back taxes even
though the bankruptcy case has
. notet.been finally discharged by
the court. Amelia Island Co. is now
a bankruptcy estate. according to
the city document
*Bach also said she had spoken
with the city" finance department
and asked if they would check on
other city tenants in the future to
make sure ad valorem taxes are.
According to the city docu-"
*ment, ad valorem taxes must be
paid by the leaseholder if city prop-
erty is used for non-governmenl-
The money will be-taken from
an airport conlingeicy account
t ,.tt1s tL'ed io] emergency expens-
el;:according to the document

She helps others

Hearing technician Amanda Jeffries enjoys helping
people hear again.

to.hear a
When a bird's song, a
child's lauglhor thevoice of
a loved one can no longer
be heard clearly, life loses
some of its beauty.
Diminished hearing can
be embarrassing during a
business meeting, danger-
ous when driving and frus-
trating for family members
whohave to keep repeating
Advanced Hearing
Centers of America is out to
bring the sou nds of life back
within hearing range.
One of the skilled techni-
cians doing just that is
' "What I like best about
my job is giving the gift of
hearing back to patients
and seeing them hear
their loved one'- voice or
grandchildren's voice for

.the first time."
In the hearing busi-
ness for 15 years, Jeffries
says the most challenging
part of what she does is
getting people to admit
they have a hearing prob-
lem and encouraging them
to accept the help they.
Originally from..-
Jacksonville, Jeffries has,
lived in Nassau County
three years. She shares her
home with teenage children,
Katlyn andLogan.
Advanced Hearing '
Centers of America is locat-
ed at 1413 Sadler Road in
the Publix shopping center.
Business hours are 9 a.m.-5
p m. Monday-Friday.
Financing is available for
those who qualify
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Cole Gallup, left, matches his personal best time exactly and takes fifth place in the 50-yard butterfly event fo: the Team Fernandina Stingrays. Maddie Young, right, swims a
-personal best in the butterfly, right. ,


In their second outing of ''
the season, the Team Fernan-
dina Stingrays drowned the
Oceanway Tsunami 675-285.
sMany swimmers stepped
up to the challenge and
achieved personal bests,
dropping seconds off their
Megan Howard, 8,
dropp-d'14 seconds off her
50-yard freestyle from last
season and took s-scond place "
with a B time; she shaved five .
,-seconds i ff her backstroke,
taking first with an A time.
Several other swimmers
had double-digit time drops;
Faith Dee, 5,,took off 18 sec-
onds in 25 free and "newbie"
Bradley Loum, 13, took off 13
seconds in 50 free.
Camp Priest achieved his
goal of 100 free in under one
minute with a second-place B Camp Prie
time of 58.98. n Graves, rig
The eight-and-under girls
showed it in the 2d5free with we s
one A time (Meghan Ho- girls, Griffir
S ward) and three B times McLean, M;
(Sarah Pagliughi, Mallory Jake Drumi
SMarsh and Lauren Johnson); Bustabad ar
each swimmer also achieved Mreich had
a personal best time. New to times in the
STFS,.Taylor Radcliffe had ,a Shelby B
personal best A time of 28.98 lar meet, sh
50 free for first place.. off both her
Not to be outdone by the fly, where st

victorious again, beat unami

st, 13, and Jeremy Kennedy,. 17, above, are neck in neck in a combined heat of breaststroke.
ght, a third in the breaststroke,

n Young, Connor
atthew SooHoo
mond, Joseph
id Ibrahim'
personal best
boys events.
Bradley had a stel-
aving five seconds
100 free and 50
he took first.

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The 15-18 girls butterfly
event was exciting with
Catilyn O'Rourke's personal
best 32.19 B time taking first,
and Ali Ellwell blasting five
seconds off her personal best
to take third behind Chloe
In meet three, the Wahoos
gave TFS their first sting of

* the season, outscoring them
.610-524. Even though they,
were outmanned by more
thanM30 swimmers, the Sting-
rays gave a valiant effort with
outstanding performances.
The 15-18 boys controlled'
the pool in each event, taking
five out of six places in the
butterfly, freestyle and indi-

Personal best time of 48.04 gives Reegan

vidual.medley events.
Je.emy Kennedy took first
in th M with a 1:05.41 B
time,llowed by fellow B '
swimmers Bryson Baxter,
Joseph Bustabad and Chri-
stian Purdy. Baxter and Purdy
made the 50 fly an exciting
event, both swimming B
times, and Baxter out-touch-

ing Bustabad by less han n
2/10 f a second. '
TFS's youngest swimmer,
Kaia Harris,.5, placed fourth
in the eight-and-under butter-
fly event.
:The Stingrays (2-1) swim
at 9 a.m. Saturday at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation

Ali Ellwell, above, shaved five seconds off her personal best to take third place ini the 15-18 girls but-
terfly. Eight-and-under boys free relay members Anthony Balsamo, Gabriel D'Esterhazy, Ethan Heath
and Jake Drumond, placed thiid, right. Jonathan Azar, below left, comes up for air in the breaststroke
leg of the individual medley event. TFS's youngest swimmer, Kaia Harris, 5, gets thumbs up from
Austin Young and Emma Priest after finishing fourth in eight-and-under butterfly, below center.
Caitlyn O'Rourke, below right, easily glides to first in the 100 backstroke.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 15.2012 SPORTS News-Leader


The Yankees were crowned the Fernandina Beach Babe Ruth League 2012 major divi-
sion season champions. The team includes, front row from left, Austin Buben, 'Jay
Adams, Ryan Edwards, Davis Brown, Zack lindbom; middle row, Eddie Turvey,
Hogan Alvarez, Walker Bean, Tripp Brown; and back row, Manager Bo Alvarez, coach-
es Von Adams, Jake Mottayaw and Roger Richardson. Not pictured: Marshall
Mottayaw and Christian Crews.. ,,....


Continental Championship Wrestling
returns to the Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center in Femandina Beach June 30 with a
7:30 p.m. bell time. In the main event see cur-.
rent champion "Rock and Roll" Chris Turner
take on "Big" Rob Justice.
The current tag team champions The
Marcs Brothers will be defending their title
against the Army of Darkness; Hayden Price
will be defending his Southern States title
against former champion Scotty Biggs; Dante
"The Dragon" Steel, Cuzin Ricky J, John
Douglas, Jarred Michaels, Johdathan Wells,.
Fred Avery, Kevin Toole and a host of other
CCW stars will appear.
A portion of the proceeds benefits Shiney
Badges, Inc.'Visit www.ccwrestling.biz.

Amelia Shotgun Sports, 86300 Hot Shot
Trail in Yulee, will host two tournaments June
16. The morning Father's Day Shoot I starts
at 10 a.m., Register from 8-9:55 a.m. Register
from 1-2:30 p.m. for the aftemoon Father's
Day Shoot II. Fee is $60; $45 for juniors.
For information, call 548-9818 or email
clyde@ ameliashotgunsports.com.

The McArthur Family YMCA is offering a .
new soccer program at the Kids Campus in
Yulee on Pages Dairy Road. Kids ages 6-14
are encouraged to come out and learn the
rules of soccer in a non-competitive environ-
ment. Participants will learn to work together.:
during practices and games, for eight weeks, ;
Registration will run June 18-July 12.
Practices will begin Aug. 6. Fees are $45 for
YMCA members and $90 for non-members.
For information stop by the McArthur Family
YMCA on Citrona Drive.. ,. ,

Vida Fitness 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.
Register online at Active.com or 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 seank@yvidafitness.net or 415-1429.

SignupfNrPop Wamrner
Fernandina Beach Pop Warner is holding
registration for football and cheerleading
through Aug. 19. Registration fees are $100
for the first child; $75 for each additional sib-
ling through June 30. Registration is online
only through Aug. 19 at www.leaguelineup.
com/fbpwa. Register at the field from 10 a.m.
to noon Saturdays, June 23 through July 28..
Fees increase July 1 to $150 for the firstchild
and $125 per sibling July 1 through Aug. 19.
Contact Lisa Haddock at lisahaddock@
hotmail.com or 225-9931 for information:

Amelia Island Light Sport Flying Club
memberships are available for anyone with, a
minimum of 200 hours PIC and whowant to
fly for less than $50/hour. The AILS is a newly
formed flying club based at Fernandlna N
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:
memoer 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.

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Winners in the Jacksonville Fishing Rodeo/Southern Kingfish Association's 23- feet-
and-under small boat division, the "Good Problem" fishing team is captained by
James Powell. Members of the team are, from.left, Travis Oliver, Drew Sparkman,
B Bubba McKendree, Carl Swartz and Powell, all of Fernandina Beach. The tournament
took place over the weekend under very challenging weather and sea conditions. This
team was the only 23-feet-and-under boat to catch and weigh a kingfish for the.
Southern Kingfish Association competitors in this tournament.


Fantastic Gymnastics summer.
camps are June 25-28,and July 23-
26 from 9 a m. to noon for ages 4
and up. Fee is $85 for registered
gymnasts and $95 for non-regis-
tered. Discount is offered if attend-
ing both camps. The gym is located
at 850500 US 17 South in Yulee,
Call 225-0022 to sign up. Email
Fantasticgym@msn.com or visit
Fantasticgym.corm "
Tennis camps are offered at
the'city courts,. Amelia National and
North Hampton. Clinics for adult and
junior players will continue through ;
the summer. Email michelemaha@
msn.com for information.
The Golf Club at North Hamp-
ton is hosting junior golf camps for
children ages 7-15 this summer.
The camps are open to thepublic
and will be offered in five sessions
June 18-20, June 25-27, July 9-11,
July'23-25 and July 26-28. Each
camp day runs from 8:30-11:30 am.
The cost of.the three-day camp
is $99 per child. The camps will be *
instructed by Ed Tucker, director of
golf/general manager, and the North
Hamp-ton staff. Call the golf shop at
548-0000 for information.
The Pirate Basketball Camp
will be held at the Feynandina
Beach High School gym for boys
and girls entering grades 2-9 from 9.
a.m. to noon June 18-21. Camp
directors are FBHS coaches Matt
Schreiber and Shane Talbert..,
Fee is $80. Register the first day
of camp. For information, contact
Schreiber at (904) 635-2612. ,
Yulee Middle School will host
basketball camps this summerfor
athletes from all over Nassau
County and surrounding areas.
Instructors are Jonathan Ball and
Jim Richards. Game strategies and
training will be from 8-11 a.m. July
16-20. Cost is 60.
A basketball camp will be held
from 8-11 a m July'23-27 for ages
10-15 Cost is $60. Attend both
camps lor just 5100 Contact Coach
Ball at Yulee Hlign School at 225-
The Lady Pirate Basketball ,
Camp will be held today through

June 15 from 9 a.m. to noon in the
Fernandina'Beach High School
gym. The camp is for upcoming fifth-
to eighth-grade girls at a cost of $40
per player.
Brochures are available in the
FBHS main office or by mailing
Parents, register your player the first
day of camp between 8:30-9 am. at
the FBHS gym.
Soccer Made in America will
hold a camp through the city of
Fernandina Beach Recreation De-
partment from 9 am. to noon June
25-29 at the Ybor Alvarez complex
on Bailey Road in Femandina
Beach. The camp is open to all lev-
els, boys and girls ages 4-17.
Cost is $155 for the first family
member; $145 for the second. Fee
includes T-shirt and awards. Bring a
soccer ball, water bottle and shin
guards. For information, call 277-
The Omni Amelia Island
Plantation's Nature Center is offer-
ing a variety of summer nature
camps in July, available both daily
and weekly, for youth, juniors and -
teens. To register for the Eco-,
Explorer camps call the Nature
Center at32,1-5082.
The Young Eco-Explorers carfip
is from 8:30 a.m; to 1 p.m. July 9-
13. Fee is $60 a day or $250 a
Week and includes lunch.
Children ages 6-9 will participate
in fun, educational activities, games
and crafts around the Omni Amelia
Island Plantation such as fishing,
crabbing, bird detecting, and beach
exploration.,t also features two local
off-property trips to Fort Clinch and,
Huguenot Memorial Park. *
Junior Eco-Explorers is from
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 16-20 for
ages 10-12. Fee is $350 per week
or $85 per day and includes lunch.
Juniors will enjoy educational
adventures on- and off-property. Off-
property excursions include Jekyll
Island, Huguenot State Park and the
St. Augustine Alligator Farm. Junior
explorers will also learn survival, ori-
enteering and eco-friendly skills.
,Teen Eco-Explorers is from 8:30

a.m. to 4 p.m. July 30 through Aug.
3 for ages 13-15. Price is $350 per
week or $85 a day.
Campers will take part in edua-'
tional games, challenges and nature
skill programs geared towards teen-.
style learning. Teens will have the
chance to kayak in the marsh, ride a
Segway and paddleboard. Off-prop-
erty trips include Okefenokee
Swamp, Huguenot State Park and
, the St. Augustine Alligator Farm.
Fifty percent deposit is required
at registration (non-returnable if can-
celed within 72 hours of camp).
Amelia Island Equity Ocean club
memWbers receive 20 percent off.
Cliff Drysdale Tennis at Omni
Amelia Island Plantation is offering
nine weekly sessions for kids.ages
4-12 to work with professional
coaches to improve skills in tennis,
team sports and swimming. To reg-
ister call the pro shop at 277-5151.
Perfect the back swing, test your
fitness level and then cool of with a
swim. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. daily with half-day ($50 per
child), weekly half-days ($150), full
day ($70) or weekly full day($220).
Campers are provided a morning'
snack and a boxed lunch.
'* The professional tennis staff at,
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Is-land is
holding 10 Kids Summer Tennis -
Camps from June through Aug. 17.
The morning classes, 8-10:30 a.m.,
are for players 10 years and young-
er. Children, 11 years and older,
attend the 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
class. Children do not have to be
experienced players. The tennis
camps are limited to 10 players per
session foria personalized approach
and are held on the clay courts at
the resort.
The camp runs Monday through
Thursday with Friday reserved as a
rain date. The cost is.$100 per week
per child or $30 daily fee. Camps
are June 18-22,'25-29, July 9-13;
16-20, 23-27, July 30-Aug. 3, Aug.
6-10 and 13-17.
The Ritz-Carltoni Amelia Island
is located at 4750 Amelia Island
Parkway. For information and reser-
vations, call 491-6793.


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The new Boys & Girls Club on lime Street is scheduled to be completed in ,

AL A. E o 0 New Boys& Girls Club near

The new Boys & Girls Club
in Fernandina Beach is back
on schedule for a September
completion date. Time lost due
to the unforeseen need to
replace four feet of the dirt
under the foundations has
been made up under the stper-
vision of Auld & White
Cdnstructors, Inc the general
The project began in 2007
when, shortly after the Boys &
Girls Clubs of Nassau County
Foundation made possible the
opening of the new Miller
Freedom Center Club in
Nassauville, the Fernandina
Beach Housing Authority was
inspired by'the success of that
program and stepped forward
to dedicate a sparsely-used
community center building at
Indigo and 11th streets to serve
as a Boys & Girls Club. The
foundation, which funds club
operations, hired staff and
quickly had 30 kids regularly
attending after-school programs
in cramped quarters there
By 2010 the club was burst-
ing at the seams with 75 young
people as member's.
The foundation board rec-
ognized that a larger, better
club facility was essential and
authorized design and initiated
a capital -anpdign to fund
building it.
* Bill Gower, foundation pres-
idenrt, and several foundation

board members worked with
Nassau County Schools
Superintendent John Ruis to
use school property as a site
for the new club In 2011 the
Nassau County School Board
approved a .S1-dollar-a-year
lease for a site adjacent to
Southside Elementary School.
facing Lime Street between
1 th and 13th streets.
The design of the new facil-
iry was completed by Miranda
Architects, the initial estirnat-
- ed cost established at Sl.8 mil-
lion and ground was broken in
The design included a cov-
ered, open-sided athletic facili-
ty for volleyball and basketball.
It was agreed that students at
Southside Elementary, who had
no such facility at the school,
could use this part of the new
facility each school day until 2
Construction began in
January bat the next month it
was discovered that the soil
under the 'footprint" of the new
club was filled with roots and
had to be replaced Some of the
soil was segregated from the
bad and used to make a new
field for playing flag football or
soccer. This excavation and fill
job was primarily responsible*
for the capital cost increase to
$2 million .
A problem with the Lime
Street location was no side-

walks. The estimated cost of
new sidewalks along Lime
Street, 11th and 13th streets
was substantial, but Mike
Pikula, a volunteer with expert-
ise in grant writing, led ateam
of county citizens who devel-
oped a successful application
for a grant from the Florida
Department of Transportation
(FDOT) to Nassau County for
a "safe sidewalks to school"
project around the whole block
surrounding Southside
Elementary School and the new
club site Then agreement to
the sidewalk installation was
necessary from Fernandina
City Engineering and the
County Planping Department,
in conjunction with FDOT
FDOT will not complete
sidewalk construction until
sometime in 2013 so it has been
agreed to change Lime Street
between 11th and 13th to one-
way. one-lane westbound and
reserve the other lane for
pedestrians only. The change
will be implemented in August
and Urne Street will return to
two-way traffic when the new
sidewalks are complete. :.-.,
The Fernandina Beach.
Housing Authority has offered
to allow the old club, once the
new one is occupied, to be con-
sidered for a poLential new Boys
& Girls Club Teen Center for
teens .only since they prefer
having their "own space '

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FRIlDAY. JUNE 15,2012

Amelias got the blues ithfestival headliners

ATPn he second annualAmelia '
Island Blues Festival is
about three months away
and already promises to
outshine its inaugural event. Taking
a major step forward, the event has
landed a true blues diva io headline
the musical talent and a well-trav-
eled bluesman to emcee the three-
day festival at Main Beach, sched-
uled for Sept. 14-16.
Roger 'Hurricane" Wilson will
open the Saturday lineup with his
popular "Blues in School" program,
and will hang out all weekend pro-
viding musical introductions and
insight. Meanwhile, blues sensation
Shemekia Copeland will close the
Saturday night lineup of top-tier tal-
The extraordinary lineup will
expose area bluts fans to a wide
range of talent seldom seen on one
stage. The list includes Sean
Chambers, Shane Dwight, J.P. Soars,
The Nouveaux Honkies and Flannel
Church with Duane Trucks, just to
name a few.
Tickets are on sale now by visit-
ing the festival website at
The stars: ;
Shemekia Copeland
At young age, Copeland is
already a force to be reckoned with
in the blues. She's opened for the'
Rolling Stones. headlined at the
Chicago Blues Festival and numer-
ous festivals around the world,
scored critics' choice awards on
both sides'of the Atlantic and shared
the stage with such luminaries as
Buddy Guy, B B. King, Taj Mahal
and John Mayer. Heir to the rich tra-
dition of soul-drenched divas like
Ruth Brown. Etta James and Koko
Taylor, Copeland's shot at the even-
tual title of Queen of the Blues is
pretty clear By some standards, she
may already be there
Copeland's passion for singing.
matched with her blast-furnace
voice, gives her music a timeless

aSeptuM er t414 s0 a d 2o
power and a heart-pounding
urgency. Her music comes from
deep within her soul and from the
streets where she grew up, sur-
rounded by he :-vei yday sounds of
the city street per for mers. gospel
singers, blasting radios, bands in
local parks and so much more
Born in Harlem, N Y.,. in 1979,
Copeland came to her singing
career slowly. Her father, the late
Texas.blues guitar le gend Johnny
Clyde Copeland, recognized his'
daughter's talent early on. He
always encouraged her to sing at
home, and even brought her on
stage to sing at Harlem's famed
Cotton Club when she was just
eight. At the time, Shemekia's
embarrassment outweighed her
desire to sing But when she was 15
and her father's health began to fail.
her outlook changed "It was like-a
switch went off in my head. and I
wanted to sing." she says "It
became a want and a need I had to
do it "
At 19. Copeland stepped out of
her father's shadow with the
Alligator release of her 1998 debut
recording. Turn the Heatl Up', and
the critics raved TRhe Village i'wce
called her "nothing short of uncan-
ny," while the Boston Globe pro.
claimed that "she roars with a siz-

,.D, l I ti i rn-,ui'
Roger "Hurricane" Wilson, above, will be the entertainment emcee
at the Amelia Island Blues Festival, scheduled for Sept. i'4-16 at
Main Beach, as well as open Saturday with his popular "Blues in
School" program. Blues diva Shemekia Copeland, left,will headline
the talent Her music comes from deep within her soul and from the
streets where she grew up in Harlem, N.Y.

zling hot intensity" A year later, slhe
appeared in the motion picture

"Three To Tango," while her song,
"[ Always Get My Man," was fea-
tured in the film "Broken Hearts
Her second album, Wicked,
released in 2000, scored three
Handy Awards (Song of the -;:ar.
Blues Album of the Year,
Contemporary Female Artist of the
Year) and a Grammy nomination
Two years later, New Orleans R&B
legend Dr John stepped in to pro-
duce her third recording, Talking to
Strangers (2012), which I ibe called
"a masterful blend of blues-rock and
ballads "

Copeland rele-ased The Soul
Truth in 200W5 The album wps pro-
duced by legendary Stax guitarist
Steve Cropper, who also played on
the CD. and featured generous
doses of blues, funk and Memphis-
flavored soul
She joined Telarc Internalional
for the February 2009 release of
. Never Going Back This new chap-
ler in the Shemekia Copeland story
represents a crossroads on her
ongoing artistic journey a place
where numerous new avenues are
BLUES 3Cnintnfd on 2B

TheAustra~ian rock band Little River Band is scheduled to headline the musical entertainment at
the third annual Great Southern Tailgate Cook-off, Aug. 24-25 on Amelia Island.

Ozzie band to rock

Tailgate Cook-off
The Australian rock band Little "Take It Easy on Me "
River Band is scheduled to headline The Great Southern Tailgate Cook-
the musical entertainment at the third off is a tree, two-day event offering live
annual Great Southern Tailgate Cook- entertainment and barbecue from
off, Aug. 24-25 on Amelia Island. some of the top competitors in the
Considered one of Australia's most sig- country The event features more than
nificant bands, the group will perform 50 professional and backyard (ama-
Saturday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m on Main teur) teams competing for more than
Beach, offering new energy and 820,0001) in prize money and trophies.
arrangements as well as classic hits Teams can register through Aug 15
Little River Barid was formed in and pay online at www gslailgate-
Australia in 1975 and quickly became cookoff com (aftel Aug 1 fee increases
ohe of the great vocal bands of the' 815) Fee is 8100 per backyard (ama-
1970s and '80s. The Little River Band teur) team and ^250 for each profes-
was the first band to have Top 10 hits sional team.
for six consecutive years. The group The prof: ssional c.mirip. :irion will
has sold more than 30 million albums consist of four meat categories: chick-
ahd recorded 13 American Top 40 hits,
including "Remindmsing," "Lady" and BAND Continued on 2B


"Beauty & Bluegrass al the Fort" to open the
exhibit of winning images from the Wild Amelia
Nature Festival Photography Contest is from
7:30-9 p.m. tonight at the Fort Clinch State Park
Visitor Center and .
patio, rain or slhine.
The event is free
and open to the
public, with no
charge to enter the
fort. In addition to
concert by the BYJENNYALVARADO
Amelia River
Ramblers a local bluegrass and folk band. Light
refreshments will be served. Guests are encour-
aged to bring chairs and insect spray. Visit

The Amelia Island Museum of History invites
you to its next 3rd on 3rd Street at 6 p.m. today
with Dr. Rachel Wentz,,who will discuss her new
book, Life and Death at Windover: Excavations of
a 7000 Year Old Pond Cemetery The site near
Titusville has produced remains from some 160
individuals, providing a window to the people of

Florida's Archaic Period.
Wentz, who obtained her
OhD in anthropology front :
FSU, is a professor and direc-
tor of the Florida Public ,
Archaeology Network (FPAN)
East Central Region and ser es
on the Brevard County'
Historical Commission.
Admission is free for mem-
bers and $10 for nun members.
Contact Gray at 2617378, ext. 102, or
gray@ameliamuseum.org. ,

The 19th annual Art Off the Wall show is
Saturday from 5-8 p.m.,at the Island Art
Association. Portrait
Drawing Workshop
artists will'display their
paintings and drawings
from the 2011-12
Tuesday night work
sessions. The work will
be installed on walls
and on easels in the Art Education Center, 18 N.
Second St. This annual showcase featuring local
individuals who sit for the portrait sessions is

always well attended/Artwork is available at i nex
pensive, studio prices. Plan to attend to meet the
artists and models and discuss the artworks.
Refreshments will be available. Contact Paul
Massing at 321-0738. -

The Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library
will present Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also
Rises" at a Dinner & a Movie evening on June 22.
at 6 p.m. at Cafe Karibo. 27N, Third St. This is the
third.eventin the library's One
Book, One Community series A.
that beganby reading Paris
Wife by Paula McLain, the story.- N
of Ernest Hemingway's first .
marriage to Hadley Richardson.,
and the start of his writing
career. Ernest and Hadley made
their first trip to Spain in 1925.
Hemingway immediately became enamoured of
the country and wrote The Sun Also Risesin
1926. The movie was filmed in 1957. Dinner will
be tapas buffet: flat bread (pizza), sandwiches.
antipasta platter. curry chicken won.tons. hum-
mus with pita. and dessert. Drinks available for
purchase. Tickets are $25 and available at the
library, 25 N. Fourth St. Call 277-7365,..

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FRIDAY, JUNE 15,. 2012 LEISURE News-Leader



The $5 Jewelry Sale is
coming to Baptist Medical
Center Nassau today, host-
ed by the Auxiliary from 7
a.m.-5 p.m. in the hospital
boardroom. Cash, personal
checks and major credit cards
accepted. Everything is1$5
plus tax. For information call
the BMCN Auxiliary Office at
321-3818 and leave mes-
sage .
* ,
The American Legion
Riders, Chapter 54, will host
their monthly "steak night"
at the American Legion
Post, 626 S. Third St., from
5-7 p.m. (or until gone) on
June 16. The public is wel-
come. Dinner includes a steak
cooked to order, baked pota-
to, com .onthe cob, salad.and
a coll for an $11 donation. To-
go dinners are available. All
proceeds go to programs
sponsored by the American,,
Legion Riders Chapter 54. :

The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
meet at-7 p.m. June 19 at
the Fernandina Beach
Police Department
Community Room, 1525
Lime St. Marlene Cameron
Thomas will present ."Using
Search Engines arid Creati-
vity to Expand Biographies."
-Genealogists have excellent
but often-overlooked tools for
fleshing out their ancestors'
lives right at their fingertips -
search engines. This program
will illustrate approaches to
teasing genealogical.details
from Internet sources.-Public

The 33rd Bennett Family
Reunion will be held on
June 23 starting at noon at
St. Peter's Episcopal'
Church, 801 Atlantic Ave.,
Fernandina Beach. For infor-
mation.contact Helen
Paesche at 261-021,0.

On June 24 the American
Beach Property Owners',
Association, Inc. will unveil
its latest historic marker at
Franklintown United
Methodist Church, 1415
Lewis St., at 1:30 p.m. This
day also marks the 124th
anniversary of the church and
a' special anniversary service
will be held beginning at 11
a.m. Pastor Avis Smith and
,the congregation invite the
public to the service and a
dinner in the-fellowship hall
immediately following the ded-
ication. Call 277-2726.

The Power of You -
Women's Empowerment &
Support Group -will meet
Tuesday starting July 3
from 5:30-7 p.m. at the
MacArthur Family YMCA,
1915.Citrona Drive,
Femandina Beach. The group
aims to provide the space for
women to nurture their inner
goddess. Meet with other
women, learn to communicate
more effectively, improve your
relationships and live less
stressful lives. Space is limit-

ed To reserve a spot contact
instructor Lorn Beard MS.
RMHCI at (904) 405-9469
Visit therapyforliving org and
therapists psychologytoday.

Wesley T. McIntyre will
present "How Great Thou
Art Benefit Show and
Artistic Offering," a night of
performing arts, July 7 at
7:30 p.m. at the Peck
Auditorium, 516 South 10lh
St. Doors open at 6 30 p:m.
Tickets are $10 general
t admission in advance, or $12
at the door.
S Mcintyre has trained and
performed with choreogra-
phers and companies such as
Alonzo King Lines Ballet of
San Fransisco, Mark Morris
Dance Group, Doug Elkins
Dance Company and Larry
Kegwin, all of New York City,
and also participated in a
'three-month dance intensive
with the Alvin Ailey American
Dance Theater in New York
Proceeds will help
McIntyre return to the
University of North Carolina
School of the Arts to complete
the last year of his Bachelor's
of Fine Arts. Contact McIntyre
at Mclntyre.Wesley

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
Fernandrna E.-achl Goll 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 for those
who cannot pay. locate "lost"
classrhates or teachers, or
help with events, contact
Catherine Galphin at cgal-
phinl @juno com or (904)
To register create an alum-
ni account at Reunion
Manager.net or mail contact
information and reservation
requests to Kay Hanna
Stephens. P.O Box 35, '
Fernandina Beach, FL"32035,
or contact Galphin

The "History of the
Blues" exhibit will open
Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. at the
Amelia Island of History,
233 S. Third St., with a lec-
ture about the genre, an
acoustic guitar performance
by Roger "Hurricane" Wilson
and the announcement of the
2012 festival lineup.
The exhibit will feature a
blues history timeline, memo-
rabilia, historic photos, a video
and a tribute to the "Chitlin'
Circuit." The exhibit will lead
up to the 2012 Amelia Island
Blues Festival scheduled for'
Sept. 14-16 at Main Beach.
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Story& Song
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter
Don Henry will perform at the next "Evening
of Story & Song," the concert series present-
ed by First Coast Community Bank and host-
ed by Mark & Donna Paz Kaufman, on Aug
18. Henry has been called "the next Randy
Newman" for his songs that come across as
mini-movies, from the whimsical biker lullaby
"Harley" to the poignant tribute to Martin
Luther King, "Beautiful Fool." His Grammy-
winning song, 'Where've You Been," record-
ed by Kathy Mattea, was the first to receive
every major award in the same year.
For information visit DonHenry.com or call
A jazz jam is held at Pablos 12 N.
Second St., Fernandina Beach, from 7-10
p.m the first Wednesday of each month. .
Musicians are invited to sit in for one song or
the whole night. Join the mailing list by emall-
ing beechflyer@bellsouth.net.
Amelia River Cnises
Amelia River Cruises' Adult 'BYOB"
Twilight Tdurs are held Friday and Saturday.
Tickets are $29 per person at 1 North Front
St., Femandina Beach. or call 261-9972 or
Book online at www.ameliarlvercruises.com.
The Courtyard
The Courtyard Pub &.Eats, 316 Centre
St., features open mic glght Mondays at 7 "
p.m.; Latin dance night Wednesdays at 7:30-
p.m. ($5 for lessons); 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
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N. Second St., 3rd
Stone tonight; Donna Hopkins June 16; '
Freddy's Finest June 21; Stereofideics June
22; and Klob June 23 Visit Dog Star on.
Facebook and Reverbnation.com.
Call 277-8010.

"The Working Class Stff" vinyl record
night Tuesdays from 8 p.m.-midnight at the
Dog Star Tavern features blues to countryto .
rock and pop, all on vinyl records. More.
than 1,000 vinyl'records are for saleevery
week. Hosted by DJ J.G. World and Jim. Call
Florida House Inn
Florida House inn, 22 S. Third St., hosts
Hickory Wind in the Frisky Mermaid bar on
Thursday from 7:30-10 p.m Call 491-3322.
Green Turtle
The Green Turtle, 14 S.,Third St.. live
music. Call 321-2324.
rammerhead Beach Bar
Hammerhead Beach Bar, 2045 S.

RAIN Humane Society
will present BBQ & '
Bluegrass on Aug. 11 from
5-8 p.m. at the Fernandian
Woman's Club. Tickets are
$10 and include barbecue
plate with dessert and iced
tea and live music. Enjoy a.
cash bar with beer and wine,.
a silent auction with weekend.
getaways and tickets to
events. Local public figures
. are collecting Votes at $5
each to avoid kissing Miss
Piggy in the Kisp a Pig contest
at the event. To cast your vote
or for. information visit
* m. Proceeds will benefit the

Fletcher Ave., DJ Heavy Hess Sundays. Visit
Hammerhead on Facebook.
Contact Bill Childers at bill@thepalacesa-
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
at 556-6772.
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318
Centre St., free trivia each Monday at 7:30
p.m.: wine tasting the third Tuesday at 6:30.
p.m., with 10 wines for $10 along with
cheese and crackers and live entertainment:
dart tournament every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.;
Dan Voll Tuesdays from 7:30-11:30 p.m.: the
Davis Turner Band Thursday from 8:30 p.m.-
midnight and Friday and Saturday flom'8:30
p.m.-12:30 a.m. Call 261-1000. Visit

Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St.,
Swerved at 9 p.m. tonight;,. Face for Radio at
9:30 p.m. June 16; Buck Smith Project at
,9:30 p.m. June 17, Ace Winn at 9 p.m. June
18; Buck Smith Project at 9 p.m. June 19;
Wes Cobb at 9 p.m June 20; Pill Pill at 9
p.m. June 21; Rick Arcusta Band at 9 p.m.
June 22; and Wes Cobb at 9:30 p.m. June
23 Call Bill Childers at 491-3332 or email
Sandy Bottoms
'Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910
Atlantic Ave., live entertainment every night
and all day on the weekends; steel drum
band every Saturday starting at 7 p.m. See.
the lineup online at www.sandybottoms
' SeabreezeSports Bar
Seabreeze Sports Bar, 2707 Sadler
Road, inside the Days Inn. welcomes week-
- end DJs Wayne and Country Carrie.
Sliders Seaside GrllU
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher
Ave.. The Macy's 6-10 p.m. Fndays and
Saturday: 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 and
Sunday in the Tiki Bar; Pill Pill reggae from 7-
.11 p.m. Wednesday. Call 277-6652. Visit -
www.slidersseaside.com. Join Sliders on
Facebook and Twitter
The Surf
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199 South
Fletcher Ave., Gary Keniston tonight; Reggie
Lee June 16; Larry & the Backtracks 1-5
p.m. and DJ Roc 6-10 p.m. June 17; Kent
KIrby June 18; Alex Affronti June 19; DJ Roc
June 20, and Ernie & Debi Evans June 21.
Erviertairknentd8Zr%4-m- IVm. Monday -J^W
a 6-10 p.rt Frday'ardSaturday and1-5'p.
and 6-10 p.m. Sunday. Call 261-5711.

homeless and abused ani-

homeless and abused ani-
mals of Nassau County.


Amelia Community
Theatre, 207 Cedar St.,
presents "Steel Magnolias."
Six Southern women in a
small-town beauty salon are
hilarious with their gossip and
steadfast in their support of
one another. They can be as'
delicate as magnolias or as
tough as steel as they see
each other through good
times and bad,
Directed by Jennifer
Webber. Show times are 8
p.m. tonight, June 16, 21, 22

BLUES Continued from 1B
open to her. While she will always remain loyal
to her blues roots, Never Going Back takes a
more forward view of the blues, and in so
doing points her music and her career in a new
"I've had success in my career, and I'm
happy with that," she says. "But that doesn't
mean I don't want to continue to grow. In order
for an artist to grow and for a genre to grow -
you have to do new things. I'm extremely'
proud to say I'm a blues singer, but that doesn't
mean that's the only-thing I'm capable of
singing, or that's the only style of music I'm
capable of making."
' She adds: "I want to keep growing. My
main goal when I started this was that I was'
going to do something different with this
music, so that this music could evolve and
grow. I got that idea from my father. He didn't
do the typical one-four-five blues. He went to
Af-ica and worked with musicians there. He
was one of the first blues artists to do that. I
want to be the same way. I want to be innova-
tive with the blues."
Roger "Hurricane" Wilson
The Amelia Island Blues Festival is bring-
ing noted blues guitarist Roger "Hurricane" '
Wilson back to Main Beach; and this time he
will act as master of ceremonies for the entire
festival weekend. Wilson's storied musical
career provides him with a unique perspective
and practical insight into the blues. The great
bluesmari Hubert Sumlin said of Wilson, "this
boy knows what he's doing," and guitar innova-
tor Les Paul remarked that he "plays some
great blues."
In addition, Wilson will bring his much-her-
alded "Blues in School" program to the 2012
AIBE Students from Fernandina Beach High

BAND Continued from 1B
en, ribs, pork butts and
brisket, while the backyard
teams will compete in chicken
and ribs. Enter a Best Sauce
and Best Dessert category for

and 23 and 2 p.m., June 17.
Tickets are $20 adults and
$10 students.
Box office hours are
Thursday, Friday and
Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (also
90 minutes before curtain).
Call 261-6749 or purchase
online at www. ameliacommu-

"Wizard of Oz" runs
, through July 22 at Alhambra
Theatre and Dining, 12000
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville,.at
.7:30'p.m. Tuesday through,
'Sunday. Call (904):641-1212 '.
or visit www.alhambrajaXi
com. '

School, led by music teacher Johnnie
Robinson, will again open the Saturday morn-
ing blues festival at Main Beach and will be
joined by Wilson for at least three classic blues
songs, all designed to help keep the blues alive
by introducing the genre to the next genera-
tion of musicians.
Taking his famous moniker from Hurricane
Donna, which devastated his' New Jersey
hometown in 1960, as well as from his raucous
blues renditions, Wilson has played with many
of the greats, including B.B. King, Buddy.Guy,
Little Milton, John Mayall and Savoy Brown, to
name just a few.
His latest CD release is the much anticipat-
ed live recording performed with the .
Shufflejunkies at the 2011 Amelia Island Blues
Festival. Also in the works, a compilation of
recordings with the legendary Willie "Big
Eyes" Smith, due for release this summer.
For those that wish to become more famil-
iar with Wilson's music, check out his first two
CDs for Hottrax Records, "Hurricane Blues,"
released in 1994, and "Live from the Eye of.the
Storm," released in 1996. Both received airplay
on well over 100 stations across the U.S. In,
1997 Wilson decided that it was time to step up
to the next level, forming his own record com-.
pany, Blue Storm Records. This venture gave
rise to the third CD, The Business of The
Blues. The fourth CD is called Live at the
Stanhope House, recorded at that legendary
blues club in New Jersey. A fifth effort, all solo
acoustic, Pastime, has also received much criti-
cal acclaim and The Ohio Connection was
released in 2004. Visit roger@hurricanewil-
In addition to playing 250 to 300 nights a
year, Wilson also produced and hosted his own,
syndicated radio show on nearly 100 stations
around the country.

an additional $25. A People's
Choice prize of $200 will be
awarded to one team.
In addition to Little River
Band, a lineup of free per-
formances will be scheduled
throughout the event. The full

entertainment lineup will be
announced this month.
For information about the
cook-off, to register to partici-
pate as a backyard team or for
schedule details, visitwww.


classes for

all at ACT
Amelia Community
Theatre's Studio Stage at 209
Cedar St. in Fernandina is
of fering an "Acting Class for,
Daytime and evening
classes are available and lim-
ited to 10 participants per.
class. Instruction will adapt to
all levels, from beginner to
experienced actor, ages 16
and up
Evening classes will be
held Sundays, July 22 and 29
and Aug. 5, 12 and 19 from
6 30-9 p.m Or register for the
daytime classes held
Monday. July 23 and 30 and
Aug. 6. 13 and 20 from 11
a rn -1 30 p.m.
Classes will include vocal
and physical conditioning for
the actor, text analysis and
interpretation, monologue
and scene study and improvi-
sational exercises.
Cost is $50. Instructor is
Sinda Nichols, who studied
acting and directing at
Michigan State University,
holds a BA in Theater Arts
from the Liniversity of '
Minnesota, and studied at
Penn State as a grad student.
She has acted, and directed at
Amelia Community Theatre
and currently tours a one-
woman show, "The Belle of
To register or for more
information contact Nichols.
at actingclass4all@gmail.com
or (910) 616-5148 (if no
email). t


Island Artevents
June events at the Island
Art Association, a coopera-
tive, nonprofit organization
developed to sustain interest,
appreciation, and enjoyment
in and of the visual arts; with'
over 150 members, located at
18 N. Second St., include:.-
Nouveau Art/Juried,
Themed exhibition: "Black
and White," Ann Howden
Best of Show winner, on
exhibit through July.
Bank Satellite Gallery, fea-
tured artists: Bonnie
Cameron, Steve Leimberg,
Susan Henderson, and
Andrea Mateer
Thursday Morning
Painters, 8:30 a.m -12:30 p.m.'
June 21 and 28. Contact
Gretchen Williams, 491-3171.
Photographers Group, 7
*p.m. June 28. Contact Pat
Hooks,'277-2597, or
Free childreri's classes,
June 30, sign-up required at
the gallery, 261-7020.
Children' Art, 6-9 years, 10-
11 am. and 11 15a.m.-12:15
p.m. (two sessions): Middle
School Art, 10-13 years, 1-
2:J5 p.m. All materials fur-
nished. Classes made avail-.,
able through the Woodcock
Foundation of Jacksonville &
the Plantation Ladies
A. How to Use Your Digital
Camera with Bill Raser, 9
a.m.-noon June 30. Contact
Raser at 557-8251 or wjras-
For a complete schedule
of events and classes or to
rent the center visit
www.islandart.org or call
The Omni Amelia Island
Plantation Guild and Gallery
at the Spa & Shops will host a
June show highlighting a
"summer time" theme.
The show opens June 20
and runs through Aug. 4,
with a special area in the
gallery to'display resident
artists' renditions of summer
time feelings through differ-
ent mediums.
Camera course
Did you know you should
use flash outdoors on a bright
sunny day? Learn why and
many other techniques for
great photos at Bill Raser's
How to Use a Digital Camera
course, June 30 from 9 a.m. to

noon at the Island Art
Association Education
Center, 18 N. Second St.
By learning what all those
dials, menus and button do,
you will greatly improve your
The course will cover
using the digital camera and
include a section on cata-
loging and editing your pho-
tos with a free downloadable
program. Registration
required as the course is lim-
ited to 15 people.
For information and
registration call Bill Raser at


FRIDAY, JUNE 15,2012/News-Leader



On to kindergarten
Rose-Lennie Developmental Learning Center, 474257 SR 200 East in O'Neil, presented its pre-
school graduation on Friday, June 1. Students promoted to kindergarten received diplomas certi-
fying successful completion of preschool academics. Eleanor M. Simmons, administrator, gradu-
ates Jayden Moore, Liana Brown, Jonathan McLaurin and preschool teacher Dearsha Johnson
pose following the ceremony.

Megan Gelenient accepts the 2012 Nassau County Teen Court Scholarship from Charles Griffin,
program coordinator, as Judge Robert Williams looks on during a ceremony at the Nassau County
Judicial Annex in Yulee.

Home school student Teen Court scholar.

Megan Gelement was awarded
the 2012 Nassau County Teen
Court Scholarship at the Nassau
County Teen Court Annual
Awards Ceremony on Tuesday,
May 22.
Th'e $1,200 scholarship is
administered by Nassau County
Clerk of Court John A Crawford,
with financial contributions from
Nassau County Sheriff Tommy
Seagraves in support of the youth
of Nassau County.
Gelement, a home school stu-
dent, earned a 3.99 academic aver-
age and was recognized by the
National Merit Scholarship
Corporation. She developed a cur-
riculum for an AP class that
earned her a top score on her
College AP test by the College
Board: Gelement has been accept-
ed into the University of Alabama
Honors College in Tuscaloosa,
Ala. and will begin her studies
there this fall.
Also recognized for outstand-
ing service to the Teen Court pro-
gram was Shelbie Miller of West
Nassau High who received the
2012 Charles Griffin Spirit Award.
Miller was recognized for her ded-
ication to Teen Court and for
being a positive role model to her
fellow students and youth in her
Several other students were
recognized for volunteering with
Nassau County Teen Court in

2012 as jurors and attorneys. They
are: Amanda Middleton (FBHS),
Noah Bogosh (home school), Zoe
Stein (FBHS), Meranda Berke
(WNHS), Kyle Gelement (home
school), Brandon Ferriol (home
school), Ali Elwell (FBHS), Emma
Priest (home school), Michael
Walters (FBHS), Douglas
Newberry (CMS), Regan Butler,
Jade Beasaley (home school),
Lindsey Delille (FBMS), Kayla
Miller (CES), Christina Howard
(CMS), Bridgette Delille
(Emma Love), Ali McClellan
(YMS), and Destinee Griffin

Nassau County's Teen Court
program is managed by Crawford
and Charles Griffin serves as
Teen Court coordinator. The pro-
gram is a collaborative effort
between the Clerk's Office, the
Nassau County State Attorney's
Office, Seagraves, and the Nassau
County Public Defender's Office.
Local attorneys volunteer their
time as mentors and advisors to
the teens throughout the year- and
court sessions are held twice a
For more information on
the program, call Griffin at

European adventure
Recently the Fernandina Beach Rotary
Club welcomed Fernandina Beach
High School graduate Michael Walters,
pictued with club President Shannon
Brown, who shared his experience as
an outbound exchange student study-
ing in Norway. Walters, who was spon-
sored for the Rotary Youth Exchange
Program by the Amelia Island Sunrise
Rotary Club, spent a year living with
three Norwegian families, first in
Kristiansand and later in Oslo. While
there he not only attended high school
where he learned to speak the lan-
guage fluently, he also enjoyed both
downhill and cross-country skiing as
well as surfing, which he admitted was
an icy experience. He, along with a
group of other exchange students from
around the world, also took part in the
Rotary Youth Exchange Eurotrip to
Berlin, Paris, Venice and several other
cities throughout Europe. Walters
closed by saying the Rotary exchange
program provided him with the best
experience of his life and has inspired
him to pursue a law degree in England
and to later live and work in Europe.

Members of the
garten class at
St. Michael '
Academy led
the Pledge of
Allegiance dur-
ing their recent
graduation pro-
gram and cele-

Perfect math scores
Eighth graders Tristan Duncan, left, and David Beal received perfect
math scores on the 2011-12 FCAT at Fernandina Beach Middle School.

Principal's Award
Palmer Alvarez, left, and Renee Cacciapouti, right, with Principal Dr.
John Mazzella, are eighth graders who received the Principal's Award at
Fernandina Beach Middle School for the 2011-12 year. The award is
based on outstanding academic achievement and good citizenship.

Outstanding achievement
At a recent meeting of the Westside Optimist Club, DJ. Jones, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Jones was recognized for his outstanding achievement and
participation in the Down-Under Tournament, where he was chosen to
play football in Australia, one out of seven in Florida. The club is proud
to have a West Nassau High School student win this award. President
George Spicer said, "Supporting young men and women is just one of
the activities the Optimist Club promotes, individuals such as Mr. DJ.
Jones' personal achievement certainly reflects well on the individual,
school and community."Nassau County Optimist clubs congratulated
him and presented DJ. with a check for $300. From left are Spicer;
Ron Noble, president of the Yulee Optimist; and Phillip Smith, president
of the Fernandina Beach Optimist Club.

HFBA awards scholarship
Tom Hughes, president of the
Historic Fernandina Business'
Association presents Alex Vrancic
with the Lorraine Corbett/ HFBA
scholarship worth $500. The
Fernandina Beach High School
graduate was awarded due to his
grades, athletics and civic involve-
ment. Vrancic will attend Florida
State University in the fall.

Teen CourtTuesday
Nassau County Teen Court will be held on Tuesday at the Judicial
Annex. 76347 Veterans Way, Yulee Sessions begin promptly at 6
p m.
Students from all middle or senior high schools (ages 11-18), pub-
lic or private, are,invited to participate as volunteers. To be on the vol-
unteer lury or act as attorneys, court clerks or bailiffs sign up at your
school guidance office or at court To participate as an attorney, see
Coordinator Charles Griffin, who assigns the rotating positions
Volunteers need to arrive between 5-30-6 p.m.
All students earn two hours of community service credit thai can
be used for the Florida Scholarship program, local 4-H programs,
Scouts and other programs requiring service hours. With prior
approval, some teachers give grade credit for participation
Participating high school seniors are eligible to apply lor Teen Court
Scholarships awarded each year.
Teen Court is administrated by Nassau County Clerk of Court
John A Crawford. For information call 548-4611 and ask for Griffin

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FRIDAY. JUNE 15. 2012 News-Leader


tour the

cosmos from

On Tuesday morning, May 29, Yulee
Elementary School went to the stars!
Science First, a Yulee manufacturer of the
.world's first portable planetarium, demon-
strated the mystery of the heavens to the
winners of the school's science fair.
Thirty students from grades three
through five went on a brief tour of the
cosmos. They learned how to use constel-
lations to navigate, how eclipses work and
how to recognize the features of Mars and
Jupiter. They even learned a little about
the complex orbital dynamics that keep
Saturn's rings stable. They left the Earth
and came back all in one convenient, half-
hour lesson.
"I was greatly impressed with the
. knowledge of some of the students," says
Nathaniel Bell, marketing director at
Science First. "Some of them knew more
about the sky than many adults I've met.
One was able to bring astronomy and his-
tory together he gave a brief talk about
how important Ursa Minor was to the
Underground Railroad. It's a correlation. I
would be happy to hear from an adult; out
of a fourth grader, it was a marvel."
The demonstration was coordinated by
Joy Huber, third grade teacher and future
chair of the Science Committee at Yulee
Elementary School. Huber intends to
invite Starlab back to the school. after the
summer break: She would like to make
the experience available to a wider range
of students, because, as she informed
Helmut Albrecht, sales manager for
Science First, she heard "a lot of wows"
from the students that participated.
The Staflab portable planetarium is
manufactured at the company's facility in
the Nassau Tradeplex in Yulee and sells to
schools, school districts and science
museums all over the world. The immer-
sive experience was conducted by Bell
and Albrecht.

Drive is on for

school supplies
The Coalition for the Reduction/
Elimination of Ethnic Disparities in
Health (CREED) is asking the community
to to help provide school supplies for this
year's back to school event, which will be
held at the Peck Center, 516 South 10th
St on July 28 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
During this event CREED will provide
free school physical to students in'
kindergarten through 12th grade who are
making their initial entry into a Florida
school. For students transferring to a
Florida school from another state, a physi-
cal completed within one year is accept-
able if completed on a form comparable to
Florida's standardized School Exam form
(DH3040). CREED will also provide
sports physical.
What they need from you.
Wide rule notebook paper and com-
positions books
College rule notebook paper and -
compositions books
Pens and pencils
Glue sticks
Hand sanitizer.
Backpacks (as many as you can pro-
'Public support last year, along with
other community members', helped to
ensure a successful event. CREED was
able to provide physical, vision screening
to over 100 students and school supplies
to over a 225 children.
All supplies are to be taken to the
Martin Luther King Center. The contact
person is John Coverdell.

Free meals for kids

available all summer
Nutritionally balanced meals will be .
provided to all children during summer
vacation when school breakfasts and
lunches are not available.
All children 18 and younger, if open
site, are eligible for meals at no charge.
The following sites will be participating
in the Summer Food Service Program and
are open to the public on through July 27
from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.:
Southside Elementary, 1112 Jasmine
St., Fernandina Beach
Yulee Elementary, 86063 Flemor
Callahan Elementary School, 449618
Hwy. 301, Callahan

Hilliard Middle-Senior High, One
Flashes Ave., Hilliard
The Fernandina Beach Recreation
Department will participate in the
Summer Food Service Program through
Aug. 3.
Meals will be served from 11:30 a.m.-
1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the
MLK Jr. Center, 1200 Elm St., Fernandina
All children 18 and younger, if open
site, are eligible for meals at no charge.
For more information call 277-7355.

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One Can program founders, from left, with the students, are Cindy Olson, principal, of Southside Elementary, Maria Murphy, and
Dr. Eric Larsen, principal of Emma Love Elementary.

Kids show they can, collect 4,000 pounds of food

The One Can food drive for the
2012 school year concluded at the
end of May. The students and staff
of Southside Elementary and
Emma Love Elementary collected
over 4,000 pounds of canned food
to help Barnabas Center: meet the
needs of families in I',;iffli
The One Can program has
become a full-on community effort
with principals Eric Larsen and

'Cindy Olsen working with their
staff, Debbie McCook and
Christie Miklas each month to
facilitate participation. Teachers
encouraged their students each
month to give to the community
with one can of food.
Olsen and Maria Murphy.,
designed the program three years
ago after watching other cormmu-
nity pantry programs .ise stl.a;im
over the course of the school year.

The program has brought .
approximately 15;000 pounds
of food to the community in the
last three years one can at a
SMurphy has designed starter
materials and is available to show,
other ,-chools ho% to create One
Can drives on their own campus-
es. "What I love about One Can is
its simplicity. Every person can
give, no matter what their eco-

nomic situation. This helps the
community in a concrete way, by
providing needed food, but it
also teaches our children that
when we work together, we can
make great change. It runs
snioothly because uf all the,
' school and family support The
peopl- in Fernandina can-r about
each other and it shows evei y
month the cans are collected for
One Can."

Musicians enter fraternity
Sixteen local piano students became members of the National Fraternity of Student Musicians by successfully performing ata
Guild Audition in Jacksonville at the beginning of May. Each student played a set number of memorized pieces for a judge from the
National Guild of Piano Teachers. Special recognition goes to Sarah Beth Uindbom who performed 10 memorized pieces, earning a
National level of membership, and Bonnie Miller, above right with teacher Karla Jennings, who earned a High School Diploma in
Social Music for performing a specific approvedprogram as well as three different musicianship phases. Teachers Jennings and
Gail McCamy are members of the Piano Guild.
Top row, from left, are Beth Matricia, Brenna Rowland, Noah Bogosh, and Bonnie Miller. Middle row are Jesus Nease, Savannah
Wingard, Sarah Curtright, Rachel Jennings, and Skylar Wingard. Bottom row are Brigitte Black, Emma Sawyer, Katherine Doss,
Caitlyn Huffman, Allison Gelis, Sarah Beth Lindbom, and Bailey Daugherty.

F -. ---

Music fills the air
Music was in the air on
Saturday, May 12 at Amelia
Baptist Church for a Spring
Piano Recital. The 19 students
who performed represent the
combined teaching studios of
Karla Jennings and Gail *
McCamy. Top row, from left,
are Beth Matricia, Brenna
Rowland, Noah Bogosh, Bonnie
Miller and Gavin Gleason.
Middle row are Jesus Nease,
Savannah Wingard, Sarah
Curtright, Rachel Jennings,
Skylar Wingard and Bailey
Dougherty. Bottom row are
Brigitte Black, Emma Sawyer,
Katherine Doss, Caitlyn
Huffmin, Allison Gelis,
Gabrielle Gleason, Sarah Beth
lindbom and Katie Rowland.

At its June 6 meeting, the Fernandina Beach Rotary
Club welcomed six of the eight Nassau County high
school graduates who received college scholarships from
the club. This year's recipients included five graduates of
Fernandina Beach High: Alyssa Whitfield, Aida Kurti,
Deidre Messner, Trey Burch and Colton Hoffer. Two of
the scholarship winners attended West Nassau High -
Josh Hygema and Emily Garvin and one student,
Bethany Wisienski, graduated from Yulee High. With the
help of their scholarships, these outstanding students
will further their educations at colleges including the
University of North Florida, Florida State College, the
University of Florida and the University of Central
Florida where they will major in such diverse fields as
psychology, engineering, visual media and business.
From left, at left, are Bethany Wisienski, Josh
Hygema, Emily Garvin, Fernandina Beach Rotary Club
President Shannon Brown, Alyssa Whitfield, Aida Kurti
and Trey Burch, Not pictured are Deidre Messner and
Colton Hoffer.
Since 1993, the Fernandina Beach Rotary Club has
awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships to gradu-
ating seniors from all four Nassau County high schools.
The club meets every Wednesday from '11:30 a.m. to 1
p.m. at the Florida House Inn. Visit www.fernandin-

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100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 204 Work Wanted 403 Financial-Hme. Property 606 Photoqulpmenr& Sales 619 Business Equipment 800 REAL ESTATE 813 Inves[maent Property 858 Condos-Unfurnsned
101 Card of Tnanks 205 Live-in Help 404 Maney To Loan 607 Antiques-Collecobles 620 Coal-Wood-Fuel 801 Wanted to Buy or Rent 814 West Nassau Counry 859 Homnes-Furnished
102 Lost & Found 206 Child Care 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 Produce 621 Garden/Lawn Enupr-erint 02 Mlobile Homes 815 Kingsland,. S. -larys 860 Homes-Unfurnished
103 In Memoram 207 Business Opportunirr 501 eQuF.pment 609 Appliances 622 Plants/Seeas/,Ferulzer 803 Mobie Home LOtS 816 Camr den County 861 Vacation Rentals
104 Personals 300 EDUCATION 502 L.iT.jrCK & Supplies 610 Air Conditloners/Heaters 623 Swap/Trade 80- Amelia Island lc.Omes 817 Other areas 862 Bed & Breakfast
105 Public Noirce 301 Schools & Instrucr.on 503 PersSupoies 611 Home Furnishings 624 Wanted to Buy 805 Beaches 850 RENTALS 863 Office
106 Happy Card 302 Diet/Exercise 504 Ser.ices 612 Musciial isruments 625 Free lIerrs 806 Waterfront 851 Ro.mmrr ate Wanted 864 Commerial/Retal
107 Specal Occasion 303 Hobbes/Crafts 600 MERCHANDISE 613 Television-Radio-Stare 700 RECREATION 807 Condomnimus 852 .loble Homes 865 Warehouse
108 Gift Shops 305 Tutoring 601 Garage Sales 614 Jeweiry/Watches 701 Boats & Traller- 808 Off island/Yulee 853 rlobil Home LOsr 901 TRANSPORTATION
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Lessons/Classes 602 Articles for Sale 615 Building Materials 702 Boat Supplies/Dockage. 809 LOLt 85.4 R-om 901 Automobes
201 Help Wanted 400 FINANCIAL 603 rM..-celianeous 616 Storage/Warehouses 703 Spors EquipmentSales 810 Farms 6 Acreage 855 Apartments-Furnisned 903 Vans
202 Sales-Busnness 401 MortgageBc.ugr.l,'S.:5d 60-1 B.-c/.:les 617 Machinery-Tools-EqiAp. 704 Recreation Vehices 811 Commnerciar/ReItal 856 Aparrtments-JUnurn. 904 r.loorctcleI
203 Holel/Restaurant 402 Stocks & Bords 605 Co'-nputers-Supplies 618 Auctions 705 Computer s& Supplies 812 Piroerv Ex.:hange 8_' Conrdos-Furnashd 905 Commercial


j102 Lost & Found
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.'

I105 Public Notice 201 Help Wanted 201 Help Wanted 201 Help Wanted I 201 Help Wanted I

THERE IS A LIEN On The Following
Vehicles For Towing & Storage and
will be auctioned off on the listed dates
below: on 7/2/2012, a 2001 Dodge
Van, VIN# 2B6HB11X21K539965 at 12
noon at 1683B S. 8th St., Fernandina
Beach, FL 32034. (904)321-3422

104 Personals J 201 Help Wanted

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or the intention to make any such
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Garden Sales, -experienced. FT/PT.
Turner Ace Hardware. 2990 S. 8th St.
Contact: Anna Sanders (904)697-6202.
Avon Indep. SIs. Rep.
DRIVERS Class A Flatbed -$-,Home
weekends, run Southeast US, requires
1 yr OTR flatbed exp. Pay up to
.39i/mile. Call (800)572-5489 x227,
SunBelt Transport, LLC. ANF
Housekeepers. Great payand flexible
schedules. (904)261-9444
Fernandina Beach/,Northside lax Office.
Back office experience preferred.
Benefits. Fax resume (904)491-3173.
for a Hairdresser with clientele, an
Esthetician with clientele, and also a
Nail Tech. Please call (904)557-5829.
ATTN: DRIVERS Freight up = More
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conventional, 2 mos CDL Class A
driving exp. (877)258-8782. ANF
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CG STUDIO SALON is looking for a
full time hair stylist 6& facial specialist
to join our team. Cap Paulette for more
Information (904)728-3463.

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

CDL Required Experience
preferred. Part time. Three nights
per week. Great supplemental
Send resume or qualifications to:
Truck Driver
P.O. Box 766-B
Femandina Beach, FL 32035
OSPREY VILLAGE of Amelia Island,
FL is seeking a PART-TIME Wellness,
Associate. The Wellness Associate
assists in the Implementation of
wellhess programming/and delivery of
wellness classes according to the
specific needs and programs of the
campus. Certifications In CPR/AED and
Group Exercise REQUIRED. Group
Exercise Instructor experience
REQUIRED. Please apply by visiting our
website at http://www.osprev-
villagae. om/Contact/careers-amella-

must be drug free and have a great
driving record. (904) 707-7576 or
(904) 277-6700.
Companies desperately need
employees to assemble products at
home. No" selling, any hours. $500
Wkly potential. Info 1-985-646-1700
DEPT. FL-1380.
DRIVERS New refrigerated & dry van'
freight. Daily or weekly pay! Quarterly
safety'bonus! Flexible hometime, CDL-
A, 3 mos current OTR exp. (800)414-
9569, www.driveknight.com. ANF
Earn $$$ Helping MDsl Process
medical claims from home. Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
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Maximum strength
ii'iaig..sii rre r.- lor
tlmiporatv relief troiTi
Joit pain
Athriis pain

Bck pair.

for front & back pediatric office. Full
time with benefits. Fernandina Beach/
Northside Jax office.' Fax resume to
(904) 491-3173.

NEEDED Train online to become a
Medical Office Assistant. No experience
needed. Training & local job placement
assistance thrtJ SC. Training. HS
Diploma/ GED & PC/Internet needed.
(888)374-7294. ANF
per hour commission. Apply in person
at. Steve Johnson Automotive, 1505
South 14th Street or email:-
OSPREY VILLAGE -\has CNA positions
available. Must have a valid 'Florida
CNA License. FT, iPT, and PRN positions
available. Great 'Benefits package.
Please apply on line at osprey-

100% owner operator co. Regional &
dedicated. Home weekly. Glass A CDL.
1 yr exp in last 3. Call (800)695-9643.
Is accepting applications for
housekeeping. Applications available at,
19 South 2nd St., Fernandina Beach.
with 3 to 5 years experience in
Nassau County. Salary commensurate
with experience. Send resume to
Citizens State Bank; PO Box 1355,
Kingsland, GA 31548.
, DRIVERS ATC, Jacksonville needs
Owner-Operatprs. Tons of work! Top
pay! Containers. Ask about .sign-on
bonus! Call Ted: (904)751-6713. .
PART TIME WORK-, for horseback
riding or pay. On call. Must, be on time.
(904) 557-3126

Must have experience in' general
carpentry, maintenance, landscaping
and all around assistant for property
management service. References and
background check required. Submit
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Hendricks Rd., Fernandina Beach now
hiring foir the following positions"
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204 Work Wanted
summer with a concrete patio,
driveway addition, grilling pad, etc.
Starting at $599. 491-4383 or 237-
can relax. References provided. Please
call (904)477-7192.

207 Business
Nassau County Quota Liquor License.
Send inquiries to: ,P. 0. Box 766-A,
Femandina Beach, FL 32034

301 Schools &
S Instruction
hands on Aviation Maintenance Career.
FAA approved program. Financial aid if
qualified Housing available. Call
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866)
314-3769. ANF '

home. "Medical *Business *Criminal
Justice. *Hospitality. Job placement
assistance.: Computer available.
Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV
certified. (877) 206-5165,
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S503 Pets/Suppliesl

FREE KITTENS 8 weeks old. Call
(904) 225-8099.

601 Garage Sales
GARAGE SALE- 'al ,. i. Bar,. Ipr,.
2775. Robert Oliver Ave. Furniture,
electronics, home decor, clothes,
*books, cd's and small appliances,,.

PATIO SALE Our. lemo6ns & leftovers,
misc. new gift items. Southern Touch',
corner of 3rd & Centre. Sat. 6/16,
9am-2pm. (904)261-5377
8am-lpm. 1401 Fountain Dr., between
Simmons and Sdler.
local non-profit dedicated to youth
health programs, is holding a yard sale
June.16, 8am to 1pm at Amelia Island
Self Storage. Rent a booth for $20 &
sell your items OR' donate all your
items and .proceeds to LIFT Florida.
For more information,, contact,
16th from 8am-? at 85580 Elise Road
(Wilson Neck area) in Yulee. Furniture,
chest freezer, double mattress/box,
springs, TV, too much to list. Moving
overseas...everything must go!
YARD SALE Sat. 6/16, 8am-12
noon. Lots of .furniture and odds &
ends. 96005 Coral Reef Rd., Heron
Isles Subd. (Yulee):
- off Harts Rd & William Burgess Rd. Fri
6/15 & Sat 6/16, 7am-3pm. Mostly
kids toys and clothes, a lot of Little
Tykes and some kitchen item's and
bedding. ..' I
June 16; 8am-2pm. Take Biackroclk
Road, one mile, right, onto Dowling,

601 Garage Sales
ESTATE SALE Items moved from
Amelia Island Plantation to 802 Ash St,
across from Fred's discount store.
Please do not park in Fred's parking
lot. Thurs, Fri' & Sat, June 14, 15 and
16, 9:00 4:00. Numbers to enter
sale at 8:30 on Thurs. Large dining
room set, Broyhill sofas, 2 king size
beds, sofa & love seat, armoire,
Bombay style tables, marble top table,
drop leaf table with 2 chairs, coffee
tables, bookshelf, bar stools, mirrors,
lamps, Hummels, jewelry armoire,
costume-jewelry, pictures, chandeliers
& other lighting, refrigerator & apt'size
refrigerator, Budweiser neon,- sign,
microwaves, small freezer, kitchen
items, washer & dryer, 4 file cabinets,
wicker love seat & 2 chairs, office chair,
golf clubs, 3 poker table tops with chip
sets, 2 TV's, books, dehumidifiers,
ladies clothing (L & XL, size 10 sltles)
and misc. More Info, photos and map
go to
Sat. 6/16. 7am-3pm. 411 South 15th
Street. F, rrarrdana Beach

602 Articles for Salb
FOR 'SALE 1996 Ford Boom Crane'
Truck. Also, 2005 Polaris 700 Camo.
Call (904)219-5960.

603 Miscellaneous
Buy Swamp Gator All Natural Insect
Repellent. Family safe. Use head to
toe: Available at Ace Hardware, The'
Home Depot & HomeDepot.comn. ANF
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609 Appliances
Matching." Heavy duty oversized
capacity. Good condition. $200. Call

611 Home
CENTER. great condition, $75. .
Large Table with formal hutch 6.
chairs .good condition, p75.

618 Auctions -

AUCTION 10am 'Sat. June 30,
2012. 3.26 acres on US Hw 1.' I
Commercial and Residential
Zoning. 552397 US Hwy 1, Hilliard,
FL, 32046. Call (904)845.2870 for
further information.

824 Wanted To
pasture horses and Build a home. Yulee
area. Call (904)751-1455.

703 Sports
Equipment Sales
STAIRMASTER 4000-PT -" Feriect

704 Recreation
FOR SALE 2007 Fleetwood Prowler
Classic 30' with 12' slide-out.
$13,500. Call (904)491-3123.

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

804 Amelia Island
FSBO 129 N. 17TH ST Lg lot, brick,
3BR/2BA Updated kitchen. Two car.
garage. Bonus detached garage. Short
walk to beach or downtown. 1574 sq
ft. $197K. 583-0123
FSBO Great location,.convenient to
schools, shopping and beach. 3BR/2BA
split floor plan with home office area.
1700sf. $198K. (904)753-9061

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

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

808 Off Island/
Yulee I
garage, mother in law suite,
immaculate condition, owner' financing
considered! Call for your showing.
Daune Davis,' Watson Realty Corp,

817 Other Areas
20 ACRES Live on land now! Only
$9'9/mo. $0 down, owner financing, no
credit checks.. Near El Paso, TX.
Beautiful mountain views. Free color
brochure. www.sunsetranches.com,
(800) 755-8953. ANF
NORTH GA MTN TOP Foreclosure:
Sub-dividable acreage. w/underground
utilities, minutes to a mountain lake,
Blairsvllle, GA. Priced to sell quickly
29,900. (877)717-5263. ANF

852 Mobile Homes]
2BR/1BA SWMH in Blackrock area.
Service animals only. Large privacy
fenced' yard. $890/mo + $890 dep.
(904)583-5969 .
,2 .R/.,A SW ,-,. iel,. remooeled..
WatEr ,rcluaca f9r4),1 5n .5399
3BR/2BA SINGLEWIDE on 1/2 acre
located in Yulee. $750/mo. .+ $500
deposit. 49'1-4383 or (904)237-7324

One of a kind move-in ready 4/3 Lovely restored 20's 3/2 2rstory Rare field just steps to the beach! Short Sale opportunity on this
features everything a family would home and guest" cottage in Thlis 4/2 has a heated screened 4/2 on Knotted Oak Way.
Fernandina's Historic District. pool overlooking he lake, cus- Beautiful floors, custom paint.
need. Large bonus room over garage, Rent one and live in the other tom uraes, recent HVAC & igyard.NerYulMiooddlsl
largest yard in neighborhood. Great condition! upgrade! recent & HighSchools.
s#575s87 $385,000n #57648 $375,001 #57586 $39,000 #57664 $155i,000O


#57673 5269.500

Beautiful -3brick home on-4.31
acres very close to Amelia
Islantd. 1-Acre stocked pond.
fruit & pecan irees on properly
River & marsh views.
#56523 5270.000Q


Blackrock Road $37,000
EBlackreock Roadi $280 0,1
Blackrock Road $30, 000
Edwards Road $42,500
Edwards Road $39,9000
East SR 200 MComn, S425,0010
Gravel Creek Dr. $55,0,00
Little Piney Island S169.000

Middle Road $250,000
Miner Rd 15a nes) $570,000
Hapeague Drive S75,000
Pages Daily Rd a 5 ans $175,0010
Parnsh Drive S32,500
Saill Wind Way S55,000
Serenity Lane S55.900

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#56712 $209,900

Good ocean view from this
updated beach house w/screened
pool and double lot. Home has a
real basenmet!' Weekly Rental
#57212 $439.000


2 Wild Grape 2,934 s 3BR/3BA well Jppointicd
home located on Omni Amelia bland 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 the Private Study. Large back porch
that's perfect for entertaining and os, edtilikmiig rth
private dock and pond. Pets ok, On Island.
2. r'nio.
94117 Fiddlers Walk'Lane 2512 sf. 4BR/3BA,
home in Fiddlers Walk on over an '1/2 acre well
landscaped corner lot. Large guest toonis witlhbvb
windows. Wood floors throughout. Over sized
Florida room on back with tiled floors, Upgraded
kitchen with double oyen.Master bath-has walk-in
shower and jetted tub. Pets ok. Off Island.
95090 Woodberry Lane 2131 sfA .BR/B.A
home' in gated community with tile floors
throughout living-areas. Formal living and Dining
Rooms. Large kitchen overlooking Family Room
with fireplace. Generous Master Suite with Garden
tub and separate showing. Lawn care.-Washer &
Dyer. Pets ok. On Island, $1,600/mo.&
3322 Fairway Oaks 1,456 sf. 2BR/2BA Omni
Amelia Island Plantation villa located on the
Fairway. Recently remodeled with updated Kitchen
and appliances. Generous living spaces with
Living/Dining Room combined. Master suite with
private bath. Optional AIP membership available.
Washer & Dryer. Pets ok. On Island. $1,500/mo.
76391 Deerwood Drive 1764 sf. 3BR/2BA home
if the Timbercreek community. Spacious galley
style Kitchen with Corian counters! Huge screened
Porch overlooking backyard and preserve. Family
Room has surround sound! $1,350/mo. '

Brian Woolard
General Manager


95457 Sonoma Dr 2601 sf. 5BRi ib.\ 2 story house
in the Woodbridge. Large, bright 'Family Room opens
to Kitchen with Breakfast Area. Tile and carpet floors.
Guest suite downstairs. Upstairs has Den/Office Loft
area with large Master Suite. Covered Patio overlooking
huge fully fenced backyard. Pets ok, Off Island.'
4800 Amelia Island Pkwy #A110 IBR/1BA condo
with ocean and pool view. Furnished with all utilities.
No pets. On Island. $1,400/mo.
308 South 4th St 1950 sf. iBR'2 tBA Fernandina
two story with large fenced yard. Fireplace in Living
Room and upgraded Kitchen with solid surface counter
tops and tons of cabinets. Master Suite upstairs with
separate shower and garden tub. Pets ok. On Island.
86125 Sand Hickory Trail 2044 sf, 4BR/2BA house
in Hickory Village. Walk to Yulee middle and high
schools. Great t.pC, fi1....,i pl hi with. LR and DR on front
of house open tolarge 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.
23525 Bahama Point, #1621 1435 sf. 3BR/2BA
second floor unit with vaulted ceilings and a great view
of the lake. Living area features a woodburning
fireplace! Large- open Kitchen and screened porch
overlooking the lake. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,100/mo.
837B Mary St. 816 sf 2BR/1BA first floor duplex
located on'the North end of Amelia Islatid. Bright and
open with large yard and car port. Pets ok. On Island.

Brad Holland Jane Collins
Maintenance Accounting




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852 Moble, Homes
2BR/1BA near hospital, Nectarine, &
14th St. $650/mo. including 'water,
trash pickup, & lawn maintenance. Call
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WIR included. (904)225-
ON ISLAND Remodid, 2/1 & 2/2 BR
SWMH $165 wk/$650 mo.+dep. Utils
avail. Also, Effic Apts. $145wk/$580
mo.+dep. w/ Util. 261-5034
2BR/2BA on one acre. Very nice.
$700/mo, $700/dep. (904) 753-2155
or (904) 753-2156..Located on Gentry
acre lots In Yulee near 17 and 108.
Remodeled. $750/mo + dep. Owner
financed. (904)261-5034.

Affordable Living Rent from $560-
&747 for eligible persons/families. 1 &
2 Bedrooms. Post Oak Apartments
(904)277-7817. Handicap' Accessible
apartments available. *This institution
is an equal opportunity provider, and
.employer. TDD: 711
Affordable Living Rent based on
Income for eligible. seniors,
handicapped or disabled persons. 1 & 2
bedrooms. Sandridge Apartments
(904)277-8722. Handicap Accessible
Apartments available. *This institution
is an equal, opportunity. provider, and
employer. TDD:711

For Rent 28R/1.5BA TH apt. CH&A,
stove, ;refrig., D/W, .carpet. Service
animals only. $795/mo. 828
Nottingham Dr. Call (904)261-3035.

W/D, selling fans. Includes water,
sewer & garbage. $900/mo. + dep.
Available 7/1. Call 277-7622.

home. (904) 849-7598
ROOM FOR RENT available now. FOR LEASE 3BR/2BA condo.
Upscale Fernandina Beach home. Fully Beachffont gated community .Ground
furnished. TV, DVD & VCR. Use'of W/D floonosteps, 2 pools,.$1700/mo. Call
and kitchen privileges. $525/mo, (912)2781067.
Please call (904) 583-2467.
end unit townhouse. On pont and
preservatibn. Upgraded amenities.
Screened porch. Garage. Community.
pool. $1125. (631)873-9895.
great ,fishing. Available July .1st.
Furhuished or unfurnished. Call (904)
703-4265 :
AT BEACH, 1BR, incl. until. $225/wk, .
mobile homes- 2/1 & 2/2 start with 1-car garage. No smoking.
$150/wk. Call for details 261-5034. '$1850/mo; Call (301)990-8264.

860 Homes-
2BA, 2-car garage, brick home, tile
floors, W/D, fenced backyard'.
$1100/mo. (904)206-2841
$675/mo + 1st month deposit (lawn
maintenance Included). 2837 Amelia
Rd. Call (904)206-0304.
W/D hookup, all new appliances.
South 6th St. Minutes from downtown.
Appointment only. Call (904)753-1346.
in Heron Isles. Backs to
pond/preserv. area. Free cable. 96017
Tidal Bay Ct., Yulee. $1095/mo.,
1BR COTTAGE on Piney Island
marsh. $ 725/mo. (904)463-2770
PINEY ISLAND 91042 1500sf, 3BR/
2.5BA., $1450/mo. (904)463-2770
LOFTON POINTE 4/2, 2037sf.
$1200/mo. Call Owner (904)556-3705
3BR/2BA HOME In-ground pool,
fenced-in backyard, all appliances
including W/D & dishwasher. $1250/mo
-.-$1000 dep. Call (904)307-6937

deep water canal. $1000/wk. + tax.
EllisPeacock2@aol.com ,(954)821-1430

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

863 Office -
Office Space All utilities, CAM, & tax
Included. 2 rooms, 370sf. $695. Call
up to 2,000 sq. ft. Common area
receptionist, Internet, phone, utilities.
conference room, breakroom, security,
all included. For Info call 753-4179.
Hardwood floors, brick exposures, new
windows, reception area and" more.
(3) Offices, (2) Bathrooms. Must seel
$1250/mo. Call (904)261-9556 or
email: fotop@bellsouth.net
2382 Sadler Rd. behind. Amelia
Insurance. (904)557-5644

warehouse w/12'X15' office. & bath.
Two 12X12 roll up doors. Amelia Island
Industrial Park, 2424-B Lynndale Rd..
Call Jim Deal 261-6230 or cell 415-


Loaded, 4 wheel drive, 60,000 miles.
'$16,900/negotiable. (904)491-9967
2003 FORD EXPEDITION 3rd row
seating, very Jow miles, .$11,900 ,

Real Estate, Inc.

-*'2BPIBA funnished'- 1801 S. etlther Ave.
$1.5 /mao. indudes most utilities. water. soer,
garbage, cable and internet. Available in July.
*281iABi2adbethSt3BJ2BA $950/mo. incLWater.
' Sewer and Garbage. .
*23820 Rora Park Svd. 4BPJ2BA 1988 approx
Ssq.ftJome. $1,3SO/m6. pIlu'suiLAmil. 010/ 11Z
* 2519S RFtcherAve.3BR2S5BA2880 approx-.sfL.
* Grand old beach house with unuxal floor plan.
Lotsof roon and paronn$1l,650mAlno.plus utilities.
' C .. e Flamre.- ,Across the street
* -.r ..- e s. Le.L. .. r, c .; Tr phone.
* 3BR/ 3A' townhomjp in Sandpiper Loop
$1850/wk plus taxes & 1ceaning fee.
.*tS. F,,r.er a.e ig.. a& with a loft,
* Cartesian Point, 3BR/2BA 'home near 1-95.
$i2060/mo tutlities '
SAmnelia Park. Unit.BS small loffic(2 rooms) with
bath, 576 sq. ft. $ IbO/mo. sales tax.
* 47411 i :R ; 4)'AA 64G 1 q c.;ffe !w-e +
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S$i.200/mbnf alesetax.
* P-,.. i'rs U.-.. E ,i..n Sc frontage) 910
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4690 sq.ft. including additional lot Call
for more info 261-4066 "


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*403 Tarpon Avenue, Unit #322 (Ocean Park Condominiums)
1432sf-Fully furnished 2BR/2BA very nice condo one block, from 'the
Beach. Two Master baths, dining in family room, closet pantry, carpet and
ceramic tile, mini blinds, covered patio/deck, tennis courts and swimming
pool. One-car garage and driveway parking, Water., sewer and Association,*
fees are included. Available NOW Also on Sales Market` $1500 '
1373 Plantation Point (Plantation Point Subdivision) 1900sf -
3BR/2BA Fully furnished home has a beachy fel throughout Living aroas
feature vaulted ceilings and the great room opens to breakfast nook and
kitchen, Large Master with sitting area. Walk-in closet in Master bedroom.
Natural setting in back yard and room on the patio to prill Lawn -r-rice
included. Available Mid-June. $1595
403 Tarpon Avenue, Unit #11Z (Ocean Park Condominiums) 1432sf -
Fully furnished 3BR/2BA very nice condo one block from the Beach. Two
Master baths, dining in family room, closet pantry, carpet and ceramic tile; mini
blinds, covered patio/deck, tennis courts and swimming pool. One-car garage
and driveway parking. Water, sewer and Association fees'are included 51650
1371 Mission San Carlos (Plantation Poini Sysdivision) 2100sf
4BR/2BA Fully furnished, kitchen pantry, fireplace; vaulted ceilings, covered
patio/deck, mini blinds and shutters, carpet'& ceramic tile and 2-car garage.
Washer/Dryer, lawn care and pest control included in rent (Service dogs'
only.) $1695 Available now through November 30th only!


* 103 S. 5th, Street,41200sf -d2BR/1BA-'Full Master bath, carpet flooring,
fireplace, irrigation system and 1-car garage. Available July 1st $950.
* 96227 Sea Winds Drive, 1932sf-4BR/2BA-Two Master baths, dining
in living/great room, eat-in kitchen, carpet,. ceramic tile and hardwood
floors, drapes and mini blinds, gas fireplace, enjoy grilling on the back patio
and relaxing in the fully enclosed Florida Room. Lawn care included.
AvailableJuly 1st $1595.,
* 18 Harrison Creek (Amelia Island Plantation) 11,000sf- 5BR/6BA
Gorgeous home on The Planation. Home has 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, plus
2 half baths and 4-car garage. Pool, outdoor fireplace, patio living area, boat
dock with lift, Professional kitchen, granite countertops, oversized laundry
downstairs; plus second laundry room on second floor. Master BR on main
level. Three bedroom suites, plus rec room and study on second floor. Private,
iri-law suite great for guests. $8000

* 96088 Starlight Lane (Heron Isles Subdivision), 1800sf 3BR/2.5BA
.B'.;unfui h.'l : w th Gjrdrn Tub and _.ilp.jrr i,:'..fr in Mlastr bathri'.m. '
dining in lisinp. f.t i.,.tm i Cal in kikkn, n. brakskfast bar na:'k. ciset
pantry, carpet and vinyl.flooiing, mini and vertical blinds, yardwatering
system, playground in community area and 2-car. garage. Available Mid-
June $1195 .
* 86148 Vegas Blvd. (Hideaway Subdivision) 1616sf 4BR 'BA, Nice
bonme iah private rear yard convenient to community pool, two Master.
baths. dining in family room, eat-in-kitchen, ca pet-and vinyl fl.r-.ring. mini
blinds and 2.car garage. Lawn ca:, A-:-,:ij' .,:'n t'e and p,:It :'pnu:.l includ-
ed in rant Available Now $1295 .
* 96053 Piedmont Drive (Lofton Pointie Subdivision) 2500sf.- 4BR/3BA
Spacious b'-.mni jTio,.;s- stLc fim N-.rth Hampton Golf Club. Two Master
baths; formal dining area, eat-in kitchen, biealfastba 'n.::, ,walk.-in pantr,
carpet and ceramic tile, mini blind;, .c-.1d pan.. d.:l, '-*, ..:,r 2 iag Jnd
driveway parking. Lawn care included., Available July 1st $1350
* 96083 Windsor Drive (Marshes at Lanceford Subdivision) 2933sf-
4BR 2 5BA-Two. Master baths, dining in living/great room, kitchen'island,
walk in pantry, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, carpet &,ceramic tile, hot
tub in sTreencd in pati., security system and 3-cat garage and driveway
Sparking, Lawn care and pest control included in rent. Available July 1st

* 402 s. 11th Street, Upit C 3BR/1BA'Upstairs unit in triplex. W/D
hook-ups inside. $650 .. .
* 31217 Paradise Commons (Amelia Lakes Subdivision) 2BR/2BA -
Two Master baths, eat-in kitchen, kitchen island, wood fireplace, carpet and
ceramic tile, mini blinds, o.'rmmuniri r', t nnis Oi o:.ui., exercise room, bar-
S'becue grills in common area, gated community, clubhouse and playground.""
Washer/dryer, lawn care, trash and' Association fees are included in rent
Available August 1st, Possibly Earlier $900
* 1829 Perimeter Park Dr. (Amelia Park Subdivision) 2BR/2BA, Full
master bath -with separate shower, tub and double sinks, dining and liv-
ing/great room, carpet and ceramic, tile, mini-blinds, patio/deck. and 1-car
garage. Lawn care included. Available July 1st $1250
* 2866 Mantanazas Avenue, 2150sf- 3BR/3.5BA 125 steps to the Beach
Townhouse with dining in living/great room, private brick patio, open
kitchb-n with extra storage;, ceramic, carpet and hardwood flooring, vertical
blinds and 2-car garage. Lawn care included in rent. $1695
* 608 Ocean Club Court (Ocean Club Villas South) 3254sf- 4BR/4.5BA
Ocean. front condo on the Plantation. Full' Master-bath, kitchen island,
ceramic tle, fiicplace and co:mmmunit-v p,:-.1 $8,000

* Amelia Parke Towne Center Office space, 4,500sfwill divide Sadler Road 625sf Building on 1 acre lot. $1,500

* Atlantic Ave @ 14th 1,600sf office $1,300/mo
* 501 Centre St (Maxwell Bldg) individual offices
* Centre Street & 4th (Swan Bldg) individual offices

* S. 14th Stret (Oasmine Plaza) Approx. 2400sf. Commercial
space $10/sf

S1799 VS WVY 1.7- 1196sf Commercial building, $1,50/m0 Gateway to Amelia Suite .201N, 2 rooms with total, 370sf,
includes utilites + CAM, $695

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