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Costs to maintain beach are piling
ANGELA DAUGHTRY percent of the total $44,000 cost.
News-Leader Eric Olsen, president of the firm, is
Lastyear, the Corps ofEngineers determined they asking for an additional $25,000 to
The city has no money budgeted for made a mistake, andyou owe$42 0oo.' resolve the funding discrepancy
beach maintenance in 2014 even made a istakeandyou o0. between the city and Corps of
though it agreed in 2007 to pay $45.9 ERIC OLSEN Engineers.
million as its share of a 50-year project, ENGINEERING CONSULTANT FOR THE CITY According to a city document, the
including maintenance every five reason for the, discrepancy was
years. -**- because, the. Corps of Engineers mis-
Worse, the city commission now et that takes effect Oct. 1. Among the firm, $11,783 for engineering services takenly refunded the city $600,000 in
has learned it owes $429,000 in an items proposed to be cut money for for.the upcoming 2014 beach con- non-construction-related costs for the
unexpected payment to the U.S. Army beach renourishment. struction project. That's the city's share first major construction in the beach
Corps of Engineers for work already City commissioners did agree with Nassau County paying an equal renourishment project in 2008. The
done this as the commission strug- Tuesday to pay Olsen Associates, the amount and the Florida Department of city returned some funds to Nassau
gles to cut expenses in the new budg- city's coastal engineering consulting Environmental Protection paying 46.44 County and FDEP, but the Jacksonville
District of the Corps of Engineers says
the city owes it $429,500.
Olsen said he hopes to prove the
project cooperation agreement
between the city and Corps of
Engineers does not allow for recovery
of expenses incurred prior to 2008.
Olsen also told commissioners the
city was informed of the discrepancy a,
"Last year, the Corps of Engineers
(general audit) determined they made
a mistake, and you owe $429,000,"
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Bearing "bad news," the executive
director of the nonprofit Nassau
County Council on Aging told city
commissioners Tuesday his agency
must cutback on services as revenues
That will mean fewer Meals on
Wheels for seniors, fewer bus trips
and other service reductions.
"We're facing a large operational
budget deficit," said Tom Moss, exec-
utive director of the Council on Aging.
He said donations have decreased and
there is "less and less money" coming
from the federal and state govern-
ments, which largely finarnc: the
Council on Aging.
" "Expenses are going up, and we
are trying to maintain the same level
of service," Moss said. "We will no
longer, be able to do that."
Moss said the Meals on Wheels
program would be cut from seven to
five meals a week and in-home clients
would have other services reduced.
Transportation services for the dis-
advantaged will be affected, he said.
Moss declined Thursday to give
other specifics until he 'has had a
chance to meet with county commis-
sioners and brief them. The 'city and
county 'each contribute to the coun-
cil,which also operates adult day care
programs at its facility on South 18th
A new. transportation center' to
accommodate the center's public trans-
portation program has opened on the
site of the former county hospital on
North 14th Street. The Council on
Aging offers the only public trans-
portation system in Nassau County.
The service has buses or vans travel-
ing daily scheduled routes, and oper-
ates special routes for senior citizens
and disabled residents.
A new Council on Aging facility on
North 14th Street is being planned to
replace the facility on South 18th Street
on property owned by Baptist Medical
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Speaking out for recreation
PAULA PORTERFIELDIZZO, FOR THE NBEWSLfL~ ER
Water aerobics classes at Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center such as this one are popular and bring n more income than they cost,
according to a city study. But the heated swimming pool at Atlantic costs the city more than $100,000 a year to maintain year-round.
Closing MLK/Elm St. would be a tragedy for so many
A large crowd of concerned citi-
zens spilled out into the hallway at
Tuesday's city commission meeting
at City Hall, most of .them to speak
out in support of keeping city recre-
atiov programs going.
Many were there to keep city
swimming pools open, especially for
water aerobics and children's swim
teams, but dozens were in attendance
to protest the possible consolidation of
programsat the Martin Luther King
Jr./Elm Street Center with the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
"It's not the colored recreational
center, it's our recreational center,"
solidation of programs at the two.
Both centers have pools and many
programs to serve the entire com-
munity. But the MLK center is locat-
ed in the heart of the predominantly
African-American Southside neigh-
borhood and is heavily used by near-
by residents. Before integration, it
was the recreation center for- black
residents while Atlantic Avenue
served the white population.
Nichole Demps said she is a single
working mother and that she uses the
MLK center, in combination with the
privately run Boys & Girls Club, as an
affordable and good quality place for
her son to go during the summer. "It's
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former vice mayor and commissioner
Patricia Thompson said. "How about
thinking about cutting (costs) in other
places?... I think it's absurd, ridiculous
and outlandish to close down this cen-
ter and keep'another one open. We're
Commissioners are looking at pos-
sible budget cuts for the fiscal year
that begins Oct. 1, including a pro-.
posal to close city pools for a year that
was brought up at a budget meeting
last week. Commissioner Tim Poynter,
who did not attend Tuesday's meeting,
suggested last week that the city can
no longer afford to keep both the MLK
center and Atlantic Recreation Center
fully functioning, and suggested con-
Mostly A's for Nassat
SIAN PERRY maintained A's for the sixth year in a
News-Leader row. That's 75 percent A's, compared
Nassau's elementary and middle
schools mostly maintained their A
standings and bested school districts
regionally as their grades were
released last week by the state
Department of Education.
Two middle schools Yulee and
Callahan earned B's, while the rest
to 60 percent for Clay, 64 for St. Johns,
50 for Baker and 35 percent for Duval
Superintendent John Ruis said he is
pleased with Nassau's results. "We've
been through a tough year with the
new FCAT 2.0 and grading scale and
, I think we fared well," he said. "Now
we know where we need to improve
i elementary, middle schools
and where we need to maintain and go The middle and elementary school formance component
forward from there." grades are based on points that Under the old system, Yulee and
' As Florida continues efforts to raise schools earn in nine areas, including Callahan would have earned A's, Ruis
school performance, school grades a pointfor each percentage of students noted, but with the new standards,
are being calculated using more rig- meeting high standards or making middle schools must score 590 points
orous standards and new achievement learning gains in math and reading, to receive an A, compared to 525 pre-
levels, the Department of Education and the lowest 25 percent making viously.
noted in a release, referring to the gains. And for the first time this year, Statewide, 89 percent of schools
new, tougher FCAT 2.0 that led to a the state included students who are (2,301) earned an A, B or C grade and
precipitous drop in some test results just learning English and students with
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SINGLE WORKING MOTHER
FRIDAY. Ju.Y 20. 2012 NEWS News-Leader
Marie Phillips Smythe, 87,
of Greenville passed away
peacefully Monday, July 16, at
Cascades Verdae. Born in El
Dorado, Arkansas, she was the
daughter of the late Douglas
Sand Lucy Phillips.
She was the widow of the
late Col. (Ret) Harry C. Smythe
married, for 60
role as an Army
the moves to
various states and countries,
the entertaining, and the many,
many friends around the coun-
try. After Harry's retirement
from the Army, she and Harry
enjoyed retirement in Atlanta,
'Ga., Beaufort, SC and Amelia
Island, Fla. She moved to
Cascades Verdae in Greenville
in November 2010.
She was a loving, giving, and
devoted wife, mother, and
grandmother. She is survived
by her daughter, Donna May
(Jim) of Greenville and a son,
Doug Smythe (Claire) of
Clearwater, Fla., 5 grandchil-
dren: Scott May (Natausha) of
Mt. Pleasant, SC, Dr. Karen
May of Atlanta, Ga., Biron
Smythe, Adam Smythe and
Caroline Smythe of Clearwater,
Fla., one great-grandchild,
Jackson May of Mt. Pleasant,
SC, and a sister-in-law, Anne
lppincott (William) of Atlanta,
Graveside service will be at
Beaufort National Cemetery in
Beaufort, SC at a later date.
Memorials may be made to
Heartland Hospice Services,
421 SE Main Street, Suite 100,
Sinpsonville, SC 29681.
The family would like to
thank all of the staff of Cascades
Verdae.for their exceptional
care and support.
Kevin Ferguson, age 14,
died on Friday, July 13, 2012. A
graveside service was held at 10
a.m. on Tuesday, July 17 at
Evergreen .Cemetery' in
i Hardage-Giddens funeralHomn,
-Main Street Chapel
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Book Festival honors longtime volunteers
For the News Leader
No festival can operate with-,
out a dedicated corps of volun-
teers and the Amelia Island
Book Festival is no exception.
This past February marked the
llth annual event where
authors assembled with their
various works of poetry, adven-
ture, memoirs, history and
nearly every other genre you'
can think of. Book lovers of all
ages joined them, learning the
Show to's" of writing, what
inspired the authors and how to
get started on their own work
of literature. Hundreds of
books were sold and are now
the proud possessions of these
None of this happens with-
out volunteer help and an
evening of recognition, was
recently held to honor those
who made the 2012 Book
Festival another great success.
This year's President Terri
Wright welcomed the group at
the Fernandina Beach Golf
Denise McDonald presented
two special awards named for
the founders of the festival. The
first, 'The Parker Award," was
given to Priscilla Puckett who
has been a longtime dedicated
volunteer for the festival.
Founder Do'n Parker was
thrilled to acknowledge
Puckett's years of service.
'The Selement Award" was
then presented to Penny
Sansbury, who has also spent
hours of her timeand energy in
helping to make the festival a
success over the years.
Sansbury stated, "Thank you
for your recognition, but most
of all, thank you for all the work
you do throughout the year to
make the festival happen. I
have watched the festival grow,
bring in some of the best writ-
ers in the country, and become
a real asset to Amelia Island.
You make that happen, and I
enjoy the results of your labor
Wright made a special
announcement to the group
about the date and location of
next year's festival, which will
be held on the last weekend of
April, just one week prior to
the annual Shrimp Festival. To
make the festival even more
accessible to children, their par-
ents, book club members and
even more lovers of literature,
the Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center will be the exclusive
location for the free festival on
"The spacious grounds and
facilities of the rec center pro-
vide a great campus for the fes-
tival with ample visibility and
parking for all. We are part-
nering with the city's Parks and
Recreation Department to
make the 2013 festival bigger
and better," said Wright.
SAn ambitious new program
called "Author Link" will be
instituted next year as'a part
of Festival Friday's Authors in
Schools. With corporate sup-
port and vigorous fundraising
this program is designed ulti-
mately to give every single
Nassau County public school
child a copy of the book written
by the author who visits their
detailss on how the local
community can participate will
be announced soon, but the fes-
SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVES
The Nassau County
Corporate Volunteer Council
(CVC) through its 12th annu-
al G.O.K.I.D.S. (Giving Our
Kids Important Daily
Supplies) project is collect-
ing school supplies and
donations for local students
who need them the most
.Monetary donations will
be used to purchase supplies
and will be distributed
among all area public
schools by principals. Over
the last 11 years more than
$120,000 worth of donations
and supplies has reached
Nassau County's public
schools and teachers.
The project will run from
July 9 to Aug. 13.
Distribution to the schools'
will take place on Aug. 16.
The most needed supplies
include pencils, pens, pocket
folders, wide-ruled notebook
.paprI; p sRi:al notebooks, ,
crayons,'glqe sticks, clear or'
m'sh 'acikpcks (no
wheels), dry-erase markers,
and white or color copy
paper. Monetary donations
are also welcome, as are gift
Those who wish to donate
school supplies may.drop off
donations at any of the fol-
lowing locations: Omni
Amelia Island Plantation
Century 21/John T Ferreira
Insurance, city of
Fernandina Beach (City.
Hall), Nassau County
Volunteer Center, Amelia
Dental Group, First Coast
Community Bank, First
Federal Bank of Florida, Golf
Club of Amelia Island,
VyStar Credit Union, CBC
National Bank, Callahan
locations: Callahan Town
Hall, Westside Journal,
Nassau County Record,
Walgreen's Drug Store,
Callahan library, Dollar
General, Winn-Dixie, as well
as Hilliard and Bryceville
libraries, Hilliard Town Hall, -
Hilliard Recreational Center
and Hilliard Pharmacy. The
drive is also supported by
Rayonier and RockTenn.
For more information
about how to help students
right here in Nassau County,
call the Volunteer Center at
261-2771 or email
The Coalition for the
Ethnic Disparities in Health
(CR. D) is asking the corn-
Smuniut' 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
During this event CREED
will provide free school phys-
icals to students in kinder-
garten through 12th grade
who are making their initial
entry into a Florida school.
For students transferring to
a Florida school from anoth-
er state, a physical complet-
ed within one year is'accept-
able if completed on a form
comparable to Florida's stan-
dardized School Exart form
(DH3040). CREED will also
provide sports physical.
What they heed from you:
* Wide rule notebook paperI
and compositions books
* College rule notebook paper
and compositions books
* Pens and pencils
* Glue sticks
* Backpacks (as many as you
Public support last year,
along with other community
members', helped to ensure
a successful event. CREED
was able to provide physi- '
cals, vision screening to over
100 students and school sup-
plies to over a 225 children.
All supplies are to be
taken to the Martin Luther
King Center. The contact
Person is Johbn C.e4"d,.., .
Stuff the Bus
The Salvation Army Hope
House is now accepting
applications to help income
qualifying families obtain
school supplies for their chil-
dren through its Stuff the
Bus School Supply Drive. If
you, your church, club or
group would like to help,
they are in need of back-
packs, three-ring binders
and subject dividers. To
apply for assistance or to.
donate, call 321-0435 or stop
by 410 S. Ninth St.
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 July 23 at Yulee
United Methodist Church, 86003 Christian
Free meals foi kids
Balanced meals are provided to all chil-
dren during summer vacation when school
breakfasts and lunches are not available. All
children 18 and younger, if open site, are eli-
gible for meals at no charge.
The following sites are open each week-
day from 10:30 am.-12:30 p.m. through
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* Southside Elementary,'1112 Jasmine St.,
Yulee Elementary, 86063 Flemor Road,
Callahan Elementary School, 449618 Hwy.
301, Callahan .
Hilliard MiddleSenior High, One Flashes
The Fernandina Beach Recreation
Department will participate in the
Summer Food Service Program through
Aug. 3. Meals are served from 11:30 a.m.-1:30
p.m. Monday through Friday at the MLKJr.
Center, 1200 Elm St.
All children 18 and younger, if open site,
are eligible for meals at no charge. Call
The Nassau County Sheriff's Posse announced a
fundraiser fish fry and dance at the Callahan Fail
July 19, 1962
Sales of beach driving permits stood at 9,877 for
the year to date 1,000 more per mbnth than coun-
ty officials had expected.
July 23, 1987
Nassau was among Florida's wealthiest rural
counties eighth overall according to the Office
of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development.
: July 19, 2002
Amelia Island Book Festival founder Don Parker pres-
ents The Parker Award to Priscilla Puckett for her
years of dedicated service to the annual event.
tival's desire is to make this Amelia Island Tourist
one of the most aggressive Development Council, its cor
book distribution programs in porate partners and all of its
Florida. dedicated members. Visit
The festival is grateful for' ameliaislandbookfestival.com
this past year's support by the' for more festival news.
The Salvation Army Hope
House is looking for volun-
teers who have a few hours a
week and enjoy interacting
with people to serve as: 1) ,
Clothes Closet attendants '
Monday, Wednesday or
Friday from 1-4 p.m. 2)
Receptionist/greeters. If you
are interested in serving, call
321-0435 or stop by 410 S.
Ninth St., on the corner of
Ninth and Date.
Gerri's Corner of Com-
fort, a resource center for
women with cancer, answers
questions'in a confidential
setting, provides support
group information, brochur-
es, reference materials, a
lending library and more
through trained volunteers.
This non-profit also offers
stylish head coverings, hair-
pieces, sleep caps, chemo
, lgs with necessities and
comfort pillows free of
charge. Open Monday-Fri-
day from noon to 4 p.m. in
Maxwell Hall at Memorial
United Methodist Church on
North Sixth Street, down-
town Fernandina Beach. Call
Fill the boot
Members of Fernandina
Beach Fire Department will
be out in the community to
fill their fire boots with dona-
tions to benefit the Muscular
(MDA) today and July 27.
Firefighters will collect dona-
tions from passersby at
Sadler Road and 14th Street
from 11a.m.-2 p.m. and from
4-7 p.m. For information con-
tact Mefedith Picray at the
Jacksonville East District
office at (904) 296-7434 or
Gary W. Belson
Associates Inc. will hold con-
cealed weapon license cours-
es at 2 p.m. July 22 and 6
p.m. July 27. A basic with'
defensive tactics course will
be held at 7:45 a.m. July 21.
For information and schedul-
ing contact Belson at 491-
8358, (904) 476-2037 or gbel-
The Blood Alliance will
host a community blood
drive at Publix in Fernandina
Beach on July 21 from 10
a.m.-4 p.m. Visit www.igive-
blood.com for more informa-
Nassau County Animal
Services announces a $35 cat
and kitten adoption event
starting July 21 to help adopt
as many cats and kittens as
possible to good homes. The
cats and kittens will be
spayed and neutered,
microchipped and will have
current rabies shot.
"Currently the shelter has an
awesome selection of cats
and kittens for adoption,"
said Director Joe Novello.
Visit them at 86078 License
Road in Yulee, next to the
Tax Collector's Office.
The Jacksonville Public
Library will host Genealogy
Summer Boot Camp at the
Main Library, in partnership
with the Jacksonville
Genealogical Society, Inc.
July 23-26 fi-om 10 a.m.-2:30
p.m. each day in the confer-
ence center, 303 Laura St N.
The classes, presented by
genealogy experts, are free
and open to the public.
Topics include basic family
history research, land
Record research, vital record
research, paleography, mili-
tary research, genetic
(DNA) genealogy, health
and heredity, Native Ameri-
can ancestry, property
records, and free online
genealogical resources. Pre-
registration is encouraged as
seating is limited. Call (904)
The Salvation Army Hope
House invites the communi-
ty to join it each Tuesday at
noon.for the Weekly Worship
SService. Pastor David
Harrison of The Promise
Land Church will share the
Gospel message July 24. For
more information call 321-
0435 or stop by the Hope
House, located at410 S, ::..
Ninth St ....... ..
Springhill Baptist Church
will serve meals for individu-
als and families in need in
the area on Thursday, July
26 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the
church, 941017 Old Nassau-
ville Road; Meals are served
Son the fourth Thursday of
each month. The church
also delivers meals to those
who cannot come. For infor-
mation call 2614741.
Lay Day service
The Laity of Historic
Macedonia AME Church,
202 S. Ninth St, will hold a
Lay Day Service on July 29
at 11a.m. The Rev. Brett
Opalinski, pastor of
Memorial United Methodist
Church, will give the mes-
sage. All are welcome.
Court of Honor
Boy Scout Troop 701.
invites all local Eagle Scouts
to its first National Eagle
Scout Court of Honor on
Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. for William .
Black Appleton. The event
will be held at Living Waters
World Outreach Center's
.new church property off SR
107 in Nassauville. RSVP by
text, voice mail or email to
(904) 742-3481 or jenniferap,
Orientation for new stu-
dents at Fernandina Beach
Middle School will be held
on Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. in the
,.auditorium. An open house
for all families will be held
on Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. in the
Florida's Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Program needs
volunteers to join its corps of
dedicated advocates who
protect the rights of elders
who live in nursing homes,
assisted living facilities and
adult family care homes. The
program's local councils are
seeking additional volun-
teers td identify, investigate
andresolve residents' con-
cerfis. Training and certifica-
tion is provided. To learn
more call toll-free 1-888-831-
0404 or visit http://ombuds-
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Thursday at 9 a.m. at the
Peck Center for a friendly
game of duplicate bridge.
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a good program," she said.
"The MLK gave my son some
place safe to go. We don't have
to worry about anything."
"If you gtys would come out
and take a look once in a while,
you'll see how busy it is," Claire
Coverdale told commissioners.
"I think it's crazy to say, 'Let's
just close this down and let the
kids roam the streets.'"
Pastor Darien Bolden of
First Missionary Baptist
Church said the MLK center
should be kept open because
there are "not a lot of places
for our young people to go."
"You come around to our
churches around election time
and make a whole lot of prom-
ises," Bolden told commis-
sioners. "We're not having faith
in a system that's not working
Pastor Berpard Thompson
of First Missionary said many
residents had "grown up" using
the MLK center.
"Our parents felt good when
we were at the. rec center,"
Thompson said. "I met my wife
(Patricia) at the rec center.... At.
Elm Street they did so much'
with so little. I make this appeal
to you, now is not the time."
Odessa Williams said ".to'
take (the MLK center) away
from our children is ridiculous."
She also noted that if the center
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Olsen told commissioners at
the meeting. "Someone has to
lobby and explain that these
monies are not owed. (We will)
continue the debate with the
Corps of Engineers and con-
vince them this debt needs to
go away.... The Corp's policy is
if they don't get the money,'
they won't go ahead with
According to'City Manager
Joe Gerrity, the first email
informing the city about the
discrepancy was sent to then
city manager Michael Czymbor
last Aug. 25. Gerrity said
Czymbor "appeared to be try-
ing to resolve it,'" but appar-
ently did not inform commis-
sioners about the problem
before leaving the job earlier
"The Corp of Engineers is
embarrassed," Olsen said at
the meeting. "It's a very unique
conundrum.".., i,.;. .-. 0)1
Olsen also noted city lob-
byist Buddy Jacobs, who
worked at city expense in
obtaining easements along the
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election time and make a whole lot of
promises. We're not having faith in a
system that's not workingfor us.'
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becomes an empty building it
would "be fair game for home-
less people and more than like-
ly increase non-positive activi-
ty" in the neighborhood. "It
will be a prime target of van-
dalism and an eyesore," she
"The rec'center has been a
boon to our neighborhood,"
said former mayor Charles
Albert. "Let's think of some
other avenues (to cut costs) so
we can keep our recreational
"I think it's about time to
remove the idea of closing both
these facilities," Andrew Curtin.
said. "The city commissioners
should make a commitment
not to pursue these hare-
Lavinia Williams praised
the MLK center for being the
"most diverse" one that the city
has, but chided commission-
ers for its "atrocious" condi-
tion. "We need to take the same
care for that center that we do
for the other ones," she said.
beach for the renourishment
project, is "aware and working
on" the problem.
interest in this conundrum,"
Olsen said. "I'm mildly
optimistic we'll prevail.... This
has to be ended in the near
future before the next project
City commissioners agreed
in: 2007 to have the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers re-sand the
city beachfront from Fort
Clinch to Sadler Road over 50
years at a projected total cost of
$188.8 million. The federal gov-
ernment said then the city's,
share of the project would'be
"Cut the fat first, but somebody
has to pay something."
Jennett Wilson-Baker said
she runs a community-based
organization that uses both the
MLK center and Peck
Community Center. "Where
would we go?" she asked.
"When we think about spend-
ing money, spend it on our kids
or spend it on our jails."
A group of senior citizens
said they also greatly appreci-
ate the water aerobics program
offered in the'heated pool at
the Atlantic center, and local
parents pleaded with commis-.
sioners to keep the pools open
for swimming programs.
"If you close the pools, it
will affect the swim teams,"
said an emotional Melanie
Beckam, adding that school
swim teams do not have any
other local heated pools for
Jean Hanna, 87, said she
had been taking water aero-
,bics classes for 16 years and
that "closing the pool would be
$45.9 million. Maintenance of
eroded beaches was scheduled
to be done at five-year inter-
vals, but. that has been delayed
a year because of city budget
difficulties. The next mainte-
nance is now scheduled to take
place in 2014.
Gerrity said there is no
money so far for beach renour-
ishment in this year's budget,
but that he would address set-
ting aside $250,000 to help
defray costs during the' next
budget workshop on Tuesday.
Gerrity said the local share
would most likely be between
$1.2-1.4 million, to be split with
Nassau County and the Amelia
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Nancy Carpenter said she
came to the meeting tO sup-
port Ihe water aerobics pro-
gram, "but I realize how selfish
my reasons are."
"If you even think about
consolidation of (the two rec
centers) it would be a tragedy
for so many people," she said.
Her husband, Bob
Carpenter, said he started
water aerobics over the winter
and can see physical benefits
from the program. He said they
have paid for water aerobics
and would continue to do so.
John Dubie of Yulee said
his daughter has used the pool
the last few years and was able
to place in state swimming
competitions as a result. He
said he happily pays for the
pool as a non-city resident.
Thomas Morris, who lives
near thd MLK/Elm Street
Center, suggested local gov-
ernments spend too much on
amenities for tourists at the
expense of necessities for local
Some young people spoke
as well. Brittany Mattes said
she uses the Peck gym, MLK
pool and the softball fields at
Elm Street as well. The soft-
ball fields are maintained in
"crappy" condition but she
would be "crushed" if they
were not available, the girl said.
Wendall McGahee, senior
class president of Fernandina
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Separately, the U.S. Navy
annually rebuilds a mile of the
city beach at no cost to the city
Sas part of a contract agreement
that was written when the St.
Marys River channel was
dredged for the Kings Bay, Ga.,
submarine base decades ago.
SMayor Arlene Filkoff will
meet the public al 10 30
a.m. Wednesday on the
front steps of the Peck
Center She'll in the
one with the while balloon
and will be available to
discuss any city govern-
Beach High School, asserted
there is not enough local enter-
tainment for children, espe-
Scially African-American chil-
dren, apart from the beach and'
city recreation activities. He
suggested that if the city could
afford to pay for palm trees
along Eighth Street (actually
a state expense) that it could
Certainly afford to pay for
recreation for its children.
Mayor Arlene Filkoff did
not give any assurances the
centers would stay open, but
said the budget'discussion
would continue next Tuesday
at 5:05 p.m. at City Hall. She
also said she was happy to see
so many residents at the meet-
ing and that she.was pleased to
see both recreational centers
were "so valuable to the com-
"We have nonprofits that
have duplicate programs (sim-
ilar to city programs)," Filkoff
said. "I think we should start
working with these programs.
... Let's just spend the dollar
once. That's what I'm going to
be asking the city manager to
,do. Make the community a
part of the solution."
COA Continued from .A
Center. The site is to be used
for hospital parking and the'
senior center will be torn down.
Construction of the main
building and Life Activity
Center awaits funding. The
organization has started a cap-
ital campaign to raise the $2.5
million that it will cost to build
the main building, which will
be three times the size of the
current facility with a larger
kitchen and multi-purpose
rooms broken up for senior cit-
izens with different capabilities.
It would also house adminis-
trative offices and a special
Adult Day Healthcare center
for those afflicted with
S The city has agreed to con-
tribute to that construction but
postponing the expenditure has
been broached in its current
budget deliberations. Planning
for the new building is under
way, Moss said, and he asked
the city to keep its commit-
The -Council on Aging
serves about 2,800 senior citi-
zens with a waiting list. The
organization has about 70 full-
time employees, with most
being drivers for the center's
The Council on Aging oper-
ates two senior centers, in
Fernandina Beach and fHilliard.
It opened in 1974 and is part of
a national network of agencies,
with funding sources that
include federal, state and local
grants as well as donations.
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Buying a used vehicle is
more of a process than buying
new. The unknown of how a
vehicle was operated and
maintained is a reality of most
used purchases. There are
ways to minimize the risks and
go with the best odds of suc-
cess. When buying a recent
year model used vehicle, cer-
tified programs are in place
from most manufacturers. Let
me stress manufacturer cer-
tified. While some dealers or
dealer groups may have attrac-
tive in-house certified pro-
grams, it is a safer bet to go
with a manufacturer certified
Certified used, programs
have been in place for years
and area niche in the market.
For five months of 2012, there
Were 754,950 sold at dealer-
ships versus 719,774 for five
months of 2011. This is .a
small, but growing part of the
used car market. At about
150,000 units'a month, it is
worth an examination.
When a dealer gets a used
car in that qualifies to be cer-
tified, there are criteria they
have to follow. If the manu-
facturer is going to agree to
warranty terms associated
with a certified offering, they
want to be sure the car is in
shape. In addition to a thor-
ough check, the car often is
required to have floor mats,
two keys and other possible
requirements. These lower
mileage, close to new units
are intended to be an appeal-
ing alternative to a new car.
Some of the best ones are
lease turn-ins in the two- to
four-year-old range. Many will
still have some degree of the
original factory warranty,
which generally comes with
the vehicle at no charge.
The pie is always sweet-
ened by the manufacturer on
these certified units. It is not
magic, as the dealers pay a fee
for the right to. market these
vehicles. What is offered is
generally the "big two:" addi-
tional warranty and special
finance terms. I can't make
blanket examples, but these
two incentives can create a lot
of extra value to the buyer.
The mamrnfaettmres as a group-
are mdirei'hthusiastic than the
.total of their dealers. Having to
put more in reconditioning
and pay a fee to the manufac-
turer is too
m much to
ers. It is a
KEFFER'S ticipate and
CORNER are worthy
... of the
RickKeffer from a deal-
Buyers have a similar
choice as to whether they see
the extra value in a certified
model. Certified used sales
are up 4.9 percent this year
and new car sales are up 15
percent. I don't have a nation-
al used car sales market
source to refer to, but I can
share the used car market is
more than double the new car
It seems used car sales are
on a nice uptick right now in
our market. It is a good eco-
.nomic barometer to see used
activity improving. Our new
car business has gotten most
of it volume back in the coun-
ty from 2007 and prior year
levels. When used sales also
get back to the 2007 and prior
k vel, we i II be one step clos-
er to being out of the woods
-with our local economy. It cant
happen too soon.
I got some nice notes in
the mail from Big Brother Big
Sister bigs and smalls-thanks
guys. Have a good week.
Rules iz rules here's more
Seems like everybody has
rules these days about every-
thing you can imagine. All
these rules run the gamut
from simple (keep off the
grass) to the complex (i
before e except after c,
except when pronounced like
"a" in neighbor or weigh).
Unless you're talking about
the word weird, which is
why so many people think
English is so difficult.-But I
To get back on track -
there are so many rules these
days that I thought I'd make
up some of my own. What are
a few more rules in the grand
scheme of things? Besides,
people like rules. Rules guide
us so we know where we're
going and how we're sup-
posed to get there.
My latest set of rules is not
in any particular order, but I'll
start with what I call my
Umbrella Rule, because it
covers just about everything
else you're going to read in
the next few minutes:
As long as you are d6iiig
what you're supposed to be
doing, you know who you are.
Each of us has an idea of our-
selves, and as long as we act
accordingly, we remain
safe and secure. It's when I
try to act like something
other than a chubby matron
in fly-over country that I get
Money cannot buy happi-
ness,'but it's better to cry in a
Bentley than in a Beetle. You
betcha! I can't swing a
Bentley, but my Buick has a
lot more padding than myVW
Never order spaghetti at a
steak house or steak at a
Yes, I know
to this rule,
with all of
out where to
Forgive your enemies but
never forget the injury. The
point of remembering is not
to plot revenge but to avoid a
repetition of the slight. For
further enlightenment, refer
to the rule of Fool Me Once,
Don't complain about
something you cannot fix, like
the weather or a United
Nations resolution. This will
free up untold brain cells and
energy so you concentrate on
the stuff you can fix.
There are people among
us who are still alive because
it's illegal to shoot them. I am
certain that you can think of
one or two of these people in
your own circle, but I'd advise
I I -'I
you to make sure your friends
and family don't think of you
when they read this state-
Don't talk more than
you listen. You'll never learn
anything that way, and the
recipients of your wit will
learn more than they ever
wanted to about you and
the subject you are pontificat-
Learn the difference
between listening and merely
waiting for your turn to
speak. This bon mot is really
the second part of the rule
above. It's not enough to be
quiet so the other person can
speak. I know.it's hard, but
you have to learn how to hear
what they're trying to tell
Don't buy more than you
can carry. That's not much of
a challenge these days, but I
learned this lesson years ago
before the economy got crazy.
I was an only child who grew
up to be a bachelor living
alone. I long ago learned that
the power of one has its lim-
its, especially when I had to
carry groceries up a flight or
Ask permission before you.
attempt to touch someone
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else's pet. Even very small or
very cute pets have very
sharp teeth. I am amazed at
the number of people who
grab my dog without warn-
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appalled at parents who let
their children run up to
strange dogs that may
or may not want their atten-
tion. I know it sounds odd,
but I do believe that one
should ask the animal's per-
Don't ask a question you
already know the answer to.
Conversations are not pop
quizzes, and none of us needs
to.give or receive that irritat-
ing buzzer sound as we are
attempting to have a civilized
The last rule I offer up
today is yet another I adopted
years ago, and it has served
me well. Decide whether you
are going to go through life
being cranky at every lemon
it throws at you, or whether
you're going to enjoy your
time here, despite the lemons
and the hair pin turns along
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County spends $1 million on firefighting
Nassau County Commis-
sioners have agreed to spend
$1 million updating its fleet and
modernizing its equipment to
fight fires. Commissioners
voted to buy new breathing
equipment for roughly
$668,000 and a new fire engine
County Manager Ted Selby
said the new engine was fund-
ed, in large part, by $300,000
previously allocated for the
refurbishment of three engines
currently in the county's fleet.
Reserves will foot the bill for
the remaining $33,844, Selby
"That's coming out of
reserves for capital, and from
the municipal services fund,"
Commissioners agreed to
reject three bids, ranging from
$371,000 to $571,000, to refur-
bish three of its engines.
"Those were bids to refur-
bish current engines we have
and they were going to rebuild
them," said Selby, who noted
that the bids exceeded the
$100,000 the board had set
aside per engine.
SFire Chief Matt Graves said
his department has had trou-
ble with past refurbishment
projects, which have not
shrunk costs for repairs and
maintenance and do not
include extended warranties.
Funding for the'breathing
equipment was previously bud-
geted for in the county's capi-
tal improvement plan. The
county saved 25 percent on
that purchase by "piggyback-
ing" on the contract ofTualatin
Valley Fire & Rescue in
Washington County, Ore.,
Boatright praised Graves and
county staff for their resource-
fulness in finding a cheaper
alternative to a standard pur-
The equipment, which
would become the depart-
ment's standard, is expected
to last 15 years. Graves said
the purchase updates the fire
department's inventory to the
most recent, and safest, line of
Scott Safety equipment.
Disaster Recovery Center opens
The Federal Emergency
Management Agency is
encouraging Nassau County
residents and business own-
ers who sustained property
damage in Tropical Storm
Debby to register for assis-
tance, a FEMA spokesman
"Once people register with
FEMA, that's the first step,"
FEMA spokesman Ted
Stuckey said. "The next step
is an inspector will call and
come by to inspect their prop-
erties,,and that happens pretty
The average turnaround
time between a resident's initial
call and a completed inspec-
tion is two days, said Stuckey,
who added, "There could be
grants issued within two to
Stuckey said 17 counties
Disaster Recovery Center
The Federal Emergency Managemert Agency (FEMA),
Florida Division of Emergency Management and Nassau
County Emergency Management announced that a
Disaster Recovery Center is open in Nassau County to
assist residents with damage associated with Tropical
Representatives are set up at the Nassau County
Emergency Operations Center, 77150 Citizens Circle,
Yulee (next to the Nassau County Courthouse). Services
available Include registration for disaster assistance, small
business support, home cleanup and recovery supplies
and economic assistance.
The Disaster Recovery Center will be open Monday-
Saturday from 8 a.m to 6 p m and noon to 6 p m. Sunday.
To expedite your individual process prior to going to the
Disaster Recovery Center, affected residents should con-
tact FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 (hearing
and speech impaired).
are reporting a total of 8,200-
plus registrations, totaling to
more than $11.8 million in
assistance funding. But
,Nassau, Stuckey added, is
reporting a "low" number of
registrations at just 44 tallied.
Individuals have 60 days to
register for public or individual
assistance, Stuckey said.
"A lot of people don't call
in," he said. "A lot of times we
find people don't register
because they think they're
depriving someone else of aid,
and that's not the case. The
service FEMA offers is for
everybody, on a case by case
basis determined by need."
Homeowners with insur-
ance shouldn't rule themselves
out of receiving government
aid either, Stuckey said.
Insured homeowners and busi-
ness owners may be eligible
for other types of assistance, he
"We don't want people to
disqualify themselves for any
reason;" Stuckey said. "We
want them to call and have the
experts go through their infor-
mation and see if they're eligi-
Residents can register by
phone, online or visit the
Disaster 'Recovery Center the
agency opened in Nassau
County at 77150 Citizens
Circle, Yulee (next to the
Nassau C6onty Judicial Annex)
or Jacksonville at the Johnnie
Walker Community Center,
2500 West 20th St. The cen-
ters are opera 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
seven days a wiek, and repre-
sentatives from FEMA, the
Florida Division of Emergency
Management and the Small
Business Administration will
be on hand to explain assis-
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viduals apply for aid.
For more information, call
AMELIA CONCOURSE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE ADOPTION OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2012/2013 BUDGET; AND
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE IMPOSITION OF MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION SPE-
CIAL ASSESSMENTS, ADOPTION OF AN ASSESSMENT ROLL, AND THE LEVY, COLLECTION, AND ENFORCE-
MENT OF THE SAME; AND NOTICE OF REGULAR BOARD OF SUPERVISORS' MEETING.
The Board of Supervisors for the!tAmeliCa-ancourse-Couilmniii, Dcelpiment Disict.will hold to public hearings'and a reg- ..
Liar meeung on August 9, 201,2 at 9:30 1 ri a Cdmpais Grop, 961687 Ctewayi Boulevard. Ankri a.Island, Florida 32634.
The purpose. of the first public hearing is to receive public comment' and objections on the Fiscal Year 2013 Proposed Budget.
The first public hearing is being conducted pursuant to Chapter 190, Florida Statutes. The purpose of the second public hearing is
to consider the imposition of special assessments to fund the District's proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2012/2013 upon the lands
located %within the District, a depiction of which lands is shown below, consider the adoption of an assessment roll, and to provide
for the levy, collection, and enforcement of the assessments. The second public hearing is being conducted pursuant to Florida law
including Chapters 190 and 197, Florida Statutes. At the conclusion of the public hearings, the Board will, by resolution, adopt a
budget and levy assessments as finally approved by the Board. A regular board meeting of the District will also be held where the
Board may consider any other business that may properly come before it.
A copy of the proposed budget, preliminary assessment roll,'and the agenda for the hearings and meeting may be obtained at the
offices of the District Manager, located at 475 West Town Place, Suite 114, St. Augustine, Florida 32092, Ph: 904-940-5850, dur-
ing normal business hours.
The special assessments are annually recurring assessments and are in addition to previously levied debt assessments. The table
below presents the proposed schedule of operation and maintenance assessments. Amounts are preliminary and subject to change
at the hearing and in any future year. The amounts are subject to early payment discount as afforded by law.
Single Family Residential Lot: $550.46
The tax collector will collect,the assessments for platted lots. The decision to collect special assessments by any particular method
- e.g., on the tax roll or by direct bill does not mean that such method will be used to collect special assessments in future years,
and the District reserves the right in its sole discretion to select collection methods in any given year, regardless of past practices.
Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certificate to be issued against the property which may result in a loss of title. All
affected property owners have the right to appear at the public hearings and the right to file written objections with the District with-
in twenty (20) days of publication of this notice.
SThe public hearings and meeting are open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida Law
for Community Development Districts. The public hearings and meeting may be continued to a date, time, and place to be speci-
fied on the record at the hearings or meeting.
There may be occasions when staff or board members may participate by speaker telephone.
Any person requiring special accommodations at this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment' should contact the
District Office at (904) 940-5850 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please
contact the Florida Relay Service at (800) 955-8770 for aid in contacting the District Office.
Each person who decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the public hearings
or meeting.is advised that person will need a record of proceedings and that accordingly, the person may need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based.
Kelley resigns elections
post; kin are candidates
Nassau County Commis-
sioner Steve Kelley has re-
signed from his post on the
Nassau County Canvassing
The canvassing board cer-
tifies election results and
enforces state election rules. It
includes the supervisor of elec-
tions, a judge and county com-
missioner as members.
Kelley made his resignation
known in a letter to Nassau
Supervisor of Elections Vicki
Cannon, citing a conflict of inter-
est posed by his siblings' can-
didacies in upcoming local elec-
"Due to circumstances
beyond my control, I was going
Sto miss a period of time before
the primary election in August,"
Kelley's letter stated. "With
Mike's candidacy, I would have
to step down before the
November election. I feel it
is in the best interest of the cit-
izens of Nassau County that I
The commissioner's broth-
er, Mike Kelley, has qualified
to run against Ed Coop for the
Amelia Island Mosquito Control
seat held by the late Clyde
Steve and Mike Kelley's sis-
ter, Pat Gass, plans to seek a
seat on the Fernandina Beach
City Commission in November
and has asked for his help with
her campaign, the commis-
sioner said in his letter.
The Nassau County Bar
Association, News-Leader and
Nassau County Record will
host a forum for candidates
for circuit court judge in the
Fourth Judicial Circuit on
Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the
first-floor juror services room
at the Judicial Annex in Yulee.
The forum is free and open to
The Fourth Judicial Circuit
is comprised of Nassau, Duval
and Clay counties. There are
three contested Fourth
Judicial Circuit races: Group
29, Mark Borello and A
Wellington Barlo-,w Group 34,
John Merrett and Suzanne
Bass; and Group 1, Brian \'
Davis, Melina Buncome, Greg
Messore, Donald Mairs and
Gerald L Wilkerson.
For more information con-
tact Shannon Shaw by e-mail
Nassau Patriots Tea Party
is scheduled to host a public
debate for Nassau County
Wednesday at the Fernandina
Beach Police Department
training room, 125 Lime St.
The evening begins with a
* mectand greet fromin 30-7 ':
p.m.. and the debate will uke.
place from 7-9 p.m.
Low Country Boil
Nassau County Democrats'
annual Low Country Boil is
set for 5:30 p.m. July 28 at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave.
Keynote speaker for the
evening will be Nancy
Soderberg, American foreign
'policy strategist. Soderberg is
the former U.S. representative
for special affairs at the U.S.
mission to the United Nations
with the rank of ambassador
and is the current Democratic
.,candidate for Florida State
Senate, District 4.
Cost is $40 per person.
Tickets may be purchased
from any Democratic
Executive Committee mem-
ber and at the Democratic
Club at the corner of Eighth'
anl Date streets.
For more information, con-
tact the club at 261-3364 or
Carla Voisard at (904) 849-
7076 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Low Country Boil
replaces the regular monthly
dinner meeting ofthe Demo-
cratic Club of Amelia. The
next scheduled meeting of the
club is Aug. 28 at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club.
The Amelia Island Nassau
County Association of
Realtors has screened candi-
dates seeking election and
endorsed these for election:
Property Appraiser Mike
Hickox; Nassau County
Sheriff- Bill Leeper; County
Commissioner, District 3 Pat
Edwards; County Commis-
sioner, District 5 Walter (Jr.)
Boafright; School Board
Member, District 2-John
Pulice; and School Board
Member, District 4 -
.-.di H 'o "l _,$V i '( "* i ii '
.* Nassau Cott~ty~io" -'' :;;-
have endorsed Cord Byrd in
his bid for a state House of
"The First Responders of
Nassau County fully support.
Cord Byrd for Florida House
District 11," said James
Casteel, president of Nassau
County Fire/Rescue Profes-
sionals, "We know Cord Byrd '
will represent the First Coast
with honor and integrity."
Byrd, an attorney, lives in
Neptune Beach. For informa-
tion visit CordByrd.com.
POLITICS IN BRIEF
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SVIEWPOINT/PHILLIP GRIFFIN/FERNANDINA BEACH
Jt is encouraging to see that Ron Sapp, a
longtime proponent of anti-growth, has
awakened to the destruction caused by
utility impact fees ("City's utility impact
fees unfair," July 4). There is a clear correla-
tion between the anti-growth policies that he
and the former commissioners promoted and
the negative growth that has occurred within
city limits. Success of these policies are evi-
dent on so many levels, from seeing the aban-
doned waterfront properties to the abundance
qf vacant commercial properties. Lack of new
businesses, virtually no new construction,
downward spiraling property values all point
to a success of the anti-growth climate promot-
ed by former commissions and enforced at
When Ron Sapp was asked by his teacher
friend why she had to pay impact fees in the
city the accurate answer would have been, "To
pay off the $7.5 million note to FPU which we
agreed to in 2003 in paying an exorbitant price
for our water and sewer facilities." So he is
correct when he says, "Utility impact fees can-
not be justified." He is incorrect when he says
they are not easily explained.
Mr. Sapp explains the law of impact fees
accurately. Those fees are to be collected and
used only to pay for expanding infrastructure
to accommodate growth. In fact, that's what
both Florida and federal law strictly require.
Impact fees may not be used to fund operi-
tions or maintenance. So his explanation that
impact fees are intended to cover operating
expenses until new development can be,
brought on to the tax rolls is incorrect. Impact
fees are not a tax. They are a fee for service
and the service is the creation of new facilities
to support the new development.
When the city bought the water and sewer
system from FPU it had excess capacity.
That's the reason FPU wanted to sell.
They had created "stranded investment"
on which the Florida Public Service
Commission would not allow a return. In fact,
in this newspaper our Utilities Director
John Mandrick acknowledged that we
should not need new treatment facilities
until 2030 assuming a 3 percent growth
rate ("City utilities department pushes for-
ward," Nov. 12, 2010). Because there has
been no growth in recent years our capacity
should extend far beyond 2030. If no new facil-
ities are required what possible legal justifica-
tion can there be for water and sewer impact
Impact fees in the city are being used to tax
change. Whether you want to see new devel-
opment or not is unimportant to this discus-
sion. Any community to survive arid prosper
.must change over time. Gas stations become
shops, banks become restaurants, old post
offices may become boutique hotels and suc-
cessful businesses expand. That pattern offers
economic opportunity and employment to our
citizens. It's what brings our young people
back home.when they complete their educa-
tion. In the city all of these changes would
incur an impact fee. When none of these
changes will result in the need for new facili-
ties what legal justification can be made for
impact fees? I am being offered improved
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
Steve Nicklas (Steve's Marketplace,
July 11) asked if the Affordable Care
Act (Obama-Romney Care) is "What
the doctor ordered." While it is imper-
fect, this old doctor prefers it to what
we have had up to now. As to my qual-
ifications for writing this, I started pri-
Smary care practice in Massachusetts in
1957 (eight years before Medicare),
practicing there for 31 years and for
two years as acting director of emer-
gency service at a Massachusetts
General affiliated hospital. In 1987 I
moved to Amelia Island and found a
fine physician to practice with in
Kingsland, Ga., (a professor and for-
mer associate chairman of the
Department of Medicine, University
of Florida). We both retired from active
practice three years ago and I now
serve as a volunteer physician at the
Samaritan Clinic here on Amelia Island.
To take Mr. Nicklas' last concern
first: he logically wondered if there are
"enough doctorsnd X-ray machines to
take care of the'30 millionpeople whole
will be added to the health care sys-
tem." The answer is they are already in
the system with $40-50 billion per year
of uncovered cost at our hospital emer-
gency rooms when they have an acute
problem. It is my observation that their
care is often more expensive because
it is fragmented and they are sicker
when they get to the ER. Because of
the difficulty of follow-up, more tech-
nology such as lab work, X-rays and
scans are ordered than usually might
be the case. We all, as taxpayers, ulti-
mately pay for that care.
As for complexity, I do not see the
Affordable Care Act is more complex
than what we have now. The insurance
exchanges will be no more govern-
ment-run than Medicare is and will
function and provide competition much
as Medicare Plan D does now.
Mr. Nicklas is concerned over the
act's potential to restrict coverage. We
restrict coverage in many ways now.
Health care is a finite resource and
will always involve allocation of scarce
resources, either explicitly of implicitly,
as the New England journal ofMedicine
I can appreciate young healthy peo-
ple obje6ing to the mandate, but given
the unpredictability of life and unex-
pected high-cost illness, their failure to
have insurance will cause the cost to be
borne by the. rest of us. Without the
mandate, insurance companies cannot
afford to insure those with pre-existing
As for Mr. Nicklas' comments on
the Act's unpopularity: In Massachu-
setts, where Mr. Romney's act, which:
served asa template for the Affordable,
Care Act, the current popularity is over
60 percent. The problem facing
Massachusetts and all of us is the ris-
ing cost of medical care. What most
people are'unaware of is that included
in the Affordable Care Act are pilot
programs to change the inefficient way
we practice medicine and to promote
the development of integrated clinics
(the so-called Accountable Care
Organizations-ACOs) which will elim-
inate the fee for service. These ACOs
are already beginning to spread across
Charles S. Tippetts, M.D.
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During the last eight years.
Fernandina Beach has seen its library
Sin the local news on a regular basis as
it struggles to accommodate our. recent
' population surge. Stories and op-ed
Contributions have been both sup-
Sportive and critical: calling attention
to its bulging seams and deteriorating
conditions, questioning the value of
libraries, presenting creative ideas and
new strategies and debating, how to
fund many much-needed improve-
ments. The coverage has been ongoing
Sas the library has worked to clarify
what it needs and how to make it hap-
Now that our city commissioners
have approved a renovation plan, today
marks a new era for a better library on
Amelia Island. With a construction
project on the calendar, it makes good
sense for us to circle back to the real
reason that this effort is worthwhile.
Why are libraries still important and
S:,whybdo ,weneed the ain tcday'sdigi-i
S- t4t'world? 'Here are just a few things
that come to mind:
A library helps children get excit-
ed about reading, the most important
skill that will determine success later
A library is open to all so that we
may better ourselves, regardless of
our beginnings and struggles.
A library inspires us continue to
learn and grow throughout our lives.
A library satisfies curiosity and
opens the world of understanding on
any topic under the sun.
A library teaches us how to find
accurate information, focus our
Internet search strategies, and identi-
fy credible sources.
A library is filled with information,
knowledge and timeless wisdom.
A library invites us to sit, take a
break from our busy lives, and allows
us to be transported by our creativity
A library is a place where we can
discover solutions to our problems.
A library is where "can't do" turns
into "can do."
A library offers a place for us to
gather and interact, learn together and
celebrate the best of ourselves and our
A library houses our history and
helps us create our future.
A library says so much about who
we are as a community and what we
value, It stands as a civic building, but
most importantly, it stands as an impor-
tant symbol. With a library, we are
encouraged and supported to be our
higher selves, gather and discuss top-
ics face-to-face and grow as a people. A
Library is as much about "we" as it is
Thanks to incredibly energetic and
ever-positive volunteers, loyal patrons
who signed petitions, librarians and
library staff who never lost faith or
their padsion and -local officials who
worked countless hours, listened to
endless presentations and mustered
the courage not to shelve or table the
library project this time we are now
forging ahead to create a better library.
Still downtown in the same space,
still quaint yet more adequate for our
community today, the new and im-
proved library will be a symbol of our
ability to work together, navigate our
way in an increasingly complex world,
see the possibilities and find a way.
Donna Paz Kaufman
Nassau County Library
(past president of Fernandina
Beach Friends of the Library)
There has been much confusion,
" and numerous rumors flying about
regarding the recent changes in our
state's recycle laws. Please allow me to
give you my interpretation of the new
law and how it affects you, the recy-
The following items cannot be sold
CHRISTOPHERWEYANT/THEHILL (WASHINGTON, D.C.)
without some proof of ownership.
Acceptable proof includes: original
receipt or bill of sale, receipt from a cer-
tified technician showing proof of the
replacement or disposal of the item(s)
in question (for business/govern-
mental entities, i.e., AC companies,
electricians, plumbers, garages, man-
ufacturers, city, county, state, etc.) a let-
ter from a supervisor/owner on com-
allowing for the disposal of items for
recycle. This letter is to be kept on file
and may be renewed every 90 days.
A manhole cover
An electric light pole or other
utility structure and its fixtures, wires
and hardware that are readily identifi-
able as connected to the utility struc-
A guard rail
A street sign, traffic sign or traf-
fic signal and its fixtures and hardware
distribution and service wire from a
utility including copper or aluminum
bus bars, connectors, grounding plates
or grounding wire
A funeral marker or vase
S*A historical marker
Railroad equipment, including,
but not limited to, tie plate, signal
house, control box, switch plate, E clip
or rail tie junction
Any metal item that is observ-
ably marked upon reasonable inspec-
tion with any form of the name, ini-
tials or logo of a governmental entity,
utility company, cemetery, or railroad
A copper aluminum, or alu-
minum-copper condensing or evapo-
rating coil, including its tubing or rods,
from an air-conditioning or heating
unit, excluding coils from window air-
condition or heating units and motor
vehicle air-conditioning or heating units
An aluminum or stainless steel
container or bottle designed to hold
propane for fueling forklifts
A stainless steel beer keg
A catalytic converter or any non-
ferrous part of a catalytic converter
unless purchased as part of a motor
Metallic wire that has been
burned in whole or in part to remove
A brass or bronze commercial
valve or fitting, referred to as a "fire
'department connection and control
valve' or an "FDC" valve, that is com-
monly used on structures for access to
water for the purpose of extinguish-
A brass or'bronze commercial
potable water backflow preventer valve
that is commonly used to prevent back-
flow of potable water from commer-
cial structures into municipal domes-
tic water service systems
A shopping cart
A brass water meter
A storm grate
A brass sprinkler head used in
In the event that proof of owner-
ship/recyclability is not available, we
will respectfully refuse to purchase
Payment for restricted regulated
items will be made by check only and
must be mailed to the physical address
on file within three business days.
Unregulated items include but are
not limited to: aluminum cans, alu-
minum sheeting, extruded aluminum,
cast aluminum (not associated with.
utilities), insulated or stripped copper
wire (not associated with utilities), any
brass or bronze- fixtures (other than
commercial backflow preventers),
automobile batteries, rims, any stain-
less steel not mentioned above.
Basically, any ferrous or non-ferrous
metals not specifically listed in the reg-
ulations are availablefor purchase with-
out specific proof of ownership.
State law also mandates that the
seller of any metal for recycle (other
than aluminum cans) present a valid
government I.D., be in a currently
tagged motor vehicle, submit a right
thumb print, submit home phone, work
phone and place of employment.
Nick Drakus, Owner
North Nassau Recycling
Howtobalance a budget
As I have read and heard of all the
budget problems by city, county, state
and federal governments, I would like
to offer a few suggestions to the voters
and elected officials.
1. Make it a law that anyone that has
a mortgage on any property must have
an escrow account set up for the taxes
and insurance to be part of the month-
ly payment. This way the mortgage
company will have the monies to send
in yearly. This would eliminate many of
the notices on overdue taxes and bring
in more monies to the collectors to
spread out in a budget.
2. Make it a law that anyone that has
any property that is not mortgaged
and fails to pay the yearly taxes, that
the property will be seized within 90
days of failure to pay, by the county,
and it will be sold at action within 120
days. The lowest amount that can be
paid is the outstanding taxes, transfer
fees, property surveys and any other
3. Make it a law that when any tax-
based governing body receives any
budgeted monies that they are only
allowed to spend 80 percent of that
amount per year; 20 percent of each
budget must be carried over to the
nextyear,just like running a business.
These monies cannot be spent the fol-
lowing year, but every five years that
elected body may take that money and
use it on the betterment of the com-
.munity after informing the voters of
the reason of who, what, where, when
and why the monies are to be allocat- -
ed for it and the voters must vote on it
for it to be done.
4. Make it a law elected officials
must pay for their own insurances and
any other benefits; also once every
five years that elected body may
request from the taxpayers, who will
vote on it, a raise. After all, we are your
5. Make it a law that a 3-cent sales
tax increase will be implemented for
the next 5 years. This way afiyone mak-
ing a purchase will be paying their fair
share. Of this 3-cent increase, 1 cent
goes to the county/ state/federal gov-
ernments on a quarterly basis. This
will allow the various governing bodies
listed an opportunity to get themselves
out of debt and stay out of debt. At the
end of the five years, the 3-cent sales
tax will be decreased to zero. Only in
times such as this can this tax be
6. Lastly, any state having lottery
funds, those funds must be used for
90 percent education/10 percent for
operating cost. This 90 percent must be
used as follows: 60 percent to K-12 pub-
lic education, 15 percent to new con-
struction, 15 percent to scholarships
and 10 percent to colleges and univer-
sity.systems. Under the existing plan
colleges/universities and scholarships
receive more monies than K-12.
Get my point: I want all my gow
ernment bodies to work for all the peo-
ple of this country. Have you ever won-
dered of the 50 states and our
territories how many elected officials
we have and how much money is spent
each year on their salaries/benefits.
This country needs to take care of all
its people; if a person is homeless' -
help them, if a person needs a job -
help them, if a person needs food -
help them, ifa person needs a mode of
transportation help them, if a per-
son is in need of a medical person -
help them, if a person needs to be
taught help them. If we are the great-
est nation, then let's demand the great-
est governing bodies for all its people.
properties on Eighth Street for the cost of the
land. Everyone wants Eighth Street improved.
But with the impediment of impact fees cou-
pled with onerous city regulation it's unlikely I
will do those deals. So property values contin-
ue to decline and ad valorem taxes decrease.
With reduced tax receipts recent reports are
that the city is considering increasing taxes
and adding new fees. That just further fuels
the downward cycle.
Both Mr. Sapp and a letter to the editor
take issue with the county in their handling of
impact fees. I have yet to find anyone in county
government ho is against impact fees that
are lawfully established and administered. The
county, in my view, wisely suspended impact
fees when growth stopped in the county. But
they did not sit idly by. The county empanelled
an 11-member task force to deal with the
future of impact fees. I am one of those mem-
bers and I can say confidently that not one of
that panel is opposed to impact fees. Every
one of them accepts the premise that the cost
of growth must be paid for by those causing
In the end, Mr. Sapp and I come to the
same conclusion; well, almost. I believe we
must suspend all impact fees immediately and
join in the county's effort to design a new
impact fee regime to beactivated when growth
justifies its use. I think the city would be well
served by appointing Mr. Sapp as its represen-
tative to the task force.
Phil Griffin is the Broker and Principal at
Amelia Coastal Realty and a member ofNassau
County's task force on impact fees.
FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012/NEWS-LEADER
Boy Scout Troop 89 held its recent Court of Honor with 20 of its troop members earning 37 merit badges, spe-
cial honors and 13 Scouts earning rank advancements. Pictured with his parents Jane and Dr. Michael Howington,
above right, is Will Howington, who was awarded the Scout Spirit commendation for living the Scout Oath and.
Laws, and for participating with a strong sense of camaraderie in his Scout work. Above left are the troop members
who advanced a rank since the previous Court of Honor. First row, from left, -are Tommy Johnston, Matthew Gaus,
Alex Clay, Jeremy Henderson, Will Howington, Josh Moseley and Hamilton Rainey. Second row are Greg Eberwire,
Hynson Cole, Chris Matricia, Justin Murray, Jon Henderson and Josh Gaus.
Mobile center to help businesses hit by Tropical Storm Debby
A Mobile Assistance Center will be at
the Betty P Cook Nassau Center, 76346
William Burgess Blvd., Yulee, on July 24.
from 3-5 p.m. to help small businesses
affected by Tropical Storm Debby. It is
operated by the Small Business
Development Center, through its
Business Continuity and Risk
Management (BCRM) Program.
From disaster loan applications, man-
agement and technical assistance and i
other post-disaster challenges, business
continuity consultants will be available
for one-on-one assistance at no cost.
The SBDC can assist with the Florida
Emergency Bridge Loan (www.flori-
dadisasterloan.org), which provides an
expedient cash flow to eligible business-
es physically damaged by Tropical
Storm Debby to help bridge the gap
between the time damage is incurred
and when a business secures other
longer-term financial resources. U.S.
SBA's Business Disaster Loans
(www.sba.gov) provide eligible busi-
nesses and nonprofits loan amounts up
to $2 million, not exceeding 30 years.
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in order o get along in tdi word. they
have to be Reible. For example a bedtime
a young child may rather say up and play
than go to bed however, hey shod be
taught that they cannot always have their
own way, and that it i necessy for them
to get their rest AukLs, as wel as children,
should be aware at being Ielble In
oursoiety is necessary to Uve inharmony
with the world around us. Often, bang
S eie simply means being considerate of
others and when we show mis
moughtfuress to others, our mnsderadon
wll usually be rfleted back to us.
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good will, and being thoughtful of others
reecfs Go's values However. being
stubborn and nonyielding only to sae
face when we are wron reflects egotism
and self pride Knowledge Is acquired
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and respecting anodhe's point of view wllt
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Promuly Supporting Our Communnity
Quitting is not an option
for Freedom Fighters. Of
course you are tired; the jour-
ney has been long. However,
God does ntn expect us to per-
form in our. strength. He does
expect us to endure to the
end. He provides us with
Members of the Nassau
County NAACP Yduth and
College chapter traveled to
Houston, Texas, this past
week for the national conven-
They gathered lots of infor-
mation, attended lots of meet-
ings, luncheons and the
Freedom Fund banquet. Each
night from 9-11 p.m. was the
youth social. Of course, they
looked forward to that.
Each day began at 7 a.m.
with the Youth and College
regional meetings and ended
with a late-night worship.serv-
ice at 10 p.m.
On Monday we heard
from NAACP President
Benjamin Todd Jealous.
Monday was also our public
mass meeting, youth night
and the Black College Jam
and Greek Step-off.
Tuesday was the Clara
Luper Youth and College
Division Honors Inaugural
Luncheon and Youth Movie
Night with Red Tails.
Wednesday the Roy
Wilkins Youth and College -
Leadership Luncheon with
Mitt Romney, the Republican
candidate for president
of the U.S.
Several workshops were
attended by the youth and col-
lege divisions and the Juanita
Jackson Mitchell Youth
Freedom Fund Awards
Dinner. More than 40 scholar-
ships were presented: The
Gospel Extravaganza featured
Thursday we heard from
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.
The youth community out-
reach, where the youth went
into the com-
.. feeding the
was a gi-eat
NOW AND Saturday
.... traveling to
Maybelle Texas, by
ment for the youth. We were
blessed to have Justice Hill,
Curtisa Collins, Reggine and
Reggina Alexander and Nikita
The Alexander twins visit-
ed their grandparents while in
Texas. Nikita visited her sister
in Louisiana. We were also
blessed to have Lillie Melton
chaperone along with youth
advisor May-belle K. Brown..
An educated travel to Houston
this year; next year in
; Thursday we head to the
Prime Osborn Convention
Center to hear President
Obama speak. To God be the
glory for a very safe trip
through the storms and rain
there and back.
S Happy Birthday
wishes to Deondra Starks,
Carmonique Blue, Clarice
Williams, Virginia Mealing,
Rev. Stanley Palmer, Pamela
Fisher, Darlene Alber-tie,
Randy Daniels, Rebecca
Williams, Carlesa Kirk-land-
Glover, Jeanette Johnson,
John Henry Williams, Ilona
Preliou, Jennifer Atwaters,
Kadeem Williams, Minister
Andrew Jackson, and Mother
Congratulations to Carlesa
and Wendell Glover on their
John C. and Marjorie L.
Cross of Blairsville, Ga., and
Fernandina Beach are cele-
brating their 65th wedding
anniversary. They were mar-
ried July 23, 1947, in Edenton,
N.C. She is the former
Marjorie L. Raike.
'They have five daughters,
Sharon L. Townsend of Fern- Mr. and Mrs. Cross,
andina Beach, Nikki L. Craw-
ford of Jacksonville, Deborah
L. Ellison of Blairsville, Ga., grandchildren and one great-
Rebecca L. Miles of Jackson- great-grandchild.
ville and Loretta J. Richard- The Crosses are celebrat-
son of Windom, Minn., 11 ing with a family reception
grandchildren, 21 great- July 22 in St. Augustine.
N Natalie Tanner of Ame- the city's historic sites as well
lia Island is one of 16 Valdosta as international dining at
State University students cur- restaurants with regional cui-
rently touring and studying in sine. Students may attend
London as part of the sum- courses that focus on cultural
mer study abroad program. diversity, theater and psychol-
The five-week trip began June ogy. Participating students
28 and ends Aug. 1. can earn up to six hours of
The trip includes tours of credit in international studies.
SIKristen Highsmith of
Yulee and Deshawn Baker of
Camden County, Ga., an-
nounce the birth of a daugh-
ter, Ada-Lynn Grace Michelle
Baker, born at 9:51 a.m. June
16, 2012, at Baptist Medical
Center-Nassau. She weighed
6 pounds 4 ounces and meas-
ured 21 inches in length.
Paternal grandparents are
Cherice and James Bacon of
Camden County, Ga. Matern-
al grandparents are Ada and
Herman Cook of Yulee and
Bobby Ferguson of Jackson-
ville. Great-grandparents are
Helen and Dannie Highsmith
of Jacksonville, Ethel.and
Willie Butler of Camden
County, Ga., and Corinne
Ferguson of Jacksonville.
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White Oak offering new
'Breakfast with Beasts'
This summer the Wildlife
Conservation Center at White
Oak has launched a new event
series, "Breakfast with the
Guests will enjoy a gourmet
breakfast buffet atthe Riverside
Pavilion and experience the
thrill of watching the world's
fastest land animal at a chee-
tah run demonstration. .
With the cheetah experi-
ence, guests will be given an
abbreviated tour to view some
of the other animal species that
call White Oak home. The 600-
acre Wildlife Conservation
Center is one of the world's pre-
miere wildlife breeding,
research, and training facilities,
and is located along the St.
Marys River in Yulee.
The remaining breakfast
events will be held Aug. 4 and
Sept. 1 from 9-11 a.m. Tickets
are $100 per person and may
be purchased by calling 225-
Tony and Barbara Lopez, above, have been living in
Fernandina Beach since 1978. On their property is the
biggest loblolly pine recorded in Florida, below. In
2006, the circumference was 172.8 inches and the
height was officially 102 feet. The average crown spread
was 78 feet. The age is 250-300 years old. It is still
growing and they appreciate being its protector. Other
trees on their property include hickory, oak and magno-
lia. Many birds such as doves and cardinals come to the
bird feeders and they often see owls and hawks. Not
long ago a bobcat was prowling around their lovely natu-
"Spotlight on Nassau Gardens" is a recognition pro-
gram of the UF/IFAS Nassau County Extension Service,
featuring the beautiful gardens and plants grown by
Nassau County residents. To be considered, send a digi-
tal photo with a description of your "Spotlight" along
with your name, address and phone number to
email@example.com. For more information, call
the Extension office at (904) 879-1019 or 491-7340.
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HOME & GARDEN BRIEFS
Gabriela's Tamales has
introduced several new gour-
met dips including spicy arti-
choke and tangy cheese as
well as creamy Mbxican flans,
both traditional and chocolate,
and tres leches cake to the
Fernandina Farmers Market.
A 10-year vendor with the
market, Gabriela's authentic
hand-made cheese, chicken,
pork, beef-and vegetable
tamales continue to be very
popular. Gabriela is at the
market on the first and third
Saturday of the month and
will be at the market on Aug.
4. Also at the market on
Saturday will be Olive My
Pickle, P.C. Fresh Herbs and
Clean Ridge Soaps.
The market is open every
Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at
Seventh and Centre streets.
No pets, please. Call 491-4872
or visit www.fernandinafarm-
ersmarket.com. For informa-
tion on the Amelia Island
Wine Festival on Oct. 13 at
the dowAtown waterfront, visit
The Jacksonville Shell
Club, Inc. will host a Shell
Show and Fair through July 22
at the Morocco Shrine Audi-
torium, 3800 South St. Johns
Bluff Road in Jacksonville.
This judged show and fair
presents educational exhibits
of local and worldwide shows
and shell art. There will also
be dealers present with many
shells, sea life and fossils
available for purchase. Show
hours are 10 a.m.-4 pm. today,
10 a.m.-5 p.ni. Saturday and 10
a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday For infor-
Join a park ranger and
learn about the lifecycle of the
sea turtle and the importance
of these creatures on July 21
at 2 p.m. at the multi-use trail
pavilion located at the south
beach area on Little Talbot,
Island. No reservations are
necessary and the program is
free with park admission.
For information contact the
Talbot Islands Ranger Station
at (904) 251-2320. For more
information about Florida
State Parks, visit www.floridas-
Becky Jordi, County
ture agent, will conduct a
Plant Clinic on July 23 from 10
a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Yulee
Extension Office (A1Aand
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.
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Amelia Island's traditional Labor Day
Weekend run has a new date this year
Labor Day itself.
"Last year's Turtle Trot 5K beach run was
so. popular, we're doing it again this year with
all the things people liked best," said Race
Director Robin Lentz of the Amelia Island
Those include coffee mugs for the first 500
finishers; commemorative beach towels for
age group winners and race T-shirts with orig-
inal sea turtle art.
"We've switched the run from Saturday to
Monday this year because the tides will be
more favorable," she said.
The incoming tide should be a bit more
than a third of the way in when the race starts.
Again this year the run and walk will be
entirely onthe tiWach, With a 5K out-and-back
course that heads south from Main Beach.
"People loved seeing the sun come up over
the ocean last year and then doing the run,"
Race-day headquarters will be at Main
Beach Park, and the event will be a 5Konly,
with half-mile and one-mile kids' fun runs
afterward. The run/walk will start at 7:30 a.m.
Sept. 3, on the beach at Sandy Bottoms.
"It will be a great way to celebrate the holi-
day," Lentz said.
As always, the race will raise money for
Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch and turtle
patrols inside Fort Clinch State Park. Runners
and walkers may be able to see sea-turtle
nests along the route.
The race T-shirts will feature original sea-
turtle art by noted Amelia Island artist Sandra
Baker-Hinton, who creates a new artwork
each year especially for the race. T-shirts will
go to all pre-registered runners and walkers,
and to race-day registrants as available. The
first 500 finishers will also get a-Turtle Trot
coffee mug last year's were green, this
year's will be blue. Runners and walkers must
present their bib to receive a-mug.
The race will again use ChampionChip tim-
ingthis time with chips that don't have to be
returned after the race. Awards categories will
include the top male and female.finishers over-
all and the top 3 in each of 15 age groups -
and the awards again will be special Turtle
Trot beach towels. There will also be draw-
ings for door prizes at the post-race awards
Registration for the 5K is $20 per person
through Aug. 25 or $15 for members of Amelia
Island Runners (AIR member discount not
available on Active.com). After Aug. 26, the fee
will be $25 for everyone.
Fees are $10 per child for the half-mile and
one-mile kids' runs, which will start on the
beach at 8:30 a.m.
Entry forms are available at Current
Running, 815 S. 8th St.; the McArthur Family
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Last year's overall winners, Sorcha French and Mitchell Driver, display their Turtle
Trot beach towels, above. Top, the start of last year's Turtle Trot 5K.
YMCA, 1915 Citrona Drive; Club 14 Fitness,
1114 S. 14th St.; Pak's Karate Academy, 96549
Parliament Drive; and online at
AmelialslandRunners.com, where online regis-
tration is also available. Forms may be mailed
to AIR oi- returned to Current Running.
The deadline to register in advance of the
race is Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. Registration will be
going on from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. that day at
Current Running. People who have pre-regis-
tered can pick up their race packets at that '
time, or at the race site Sept. 3, starting at 6:30
a.m. There will also be race-day registration at
the race site from 6:30-7:15 a.m.
Kids' run registration on race day will con-
tinue to about 8:15 a.m. Preregistered youth
runners will get a T-shirt and all finishers get a
ribbon. Parents are encouraged to fun with
their kids for free, just fill out a registration
For information, visit the Amelia Island
Runners website or call (770) 655-0865.
Adult tennis team championships at Omni through Sunday
The USTA Northern Region week at Omni Amelia Island Sign-ups for fall clinics will
Adult Tennis Team Champion- TENNIS NEWS Plantation, Kraft Club and Amelia be available at the block party.
ships will be hosted at Racquet National. Matches are played on WIT Format League play will be
Park by Cliff Drysdale Tennis and Tuesday evenings at various sites returning in September. Team
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Colebourne, new director of ten- throughout the city. OAIP is cur- entries are now being accepted.
today through Sunday. nis for Cliff Drysdale Tennis. rently in the lead while other Email michelemaha@msn for
This event brings together the 'There will be over 300 players teams are still trying to resched- information.
league champions from Pensacola and many more spectators here ule rain deliy matches. Tennis camps and clinics will
to Jacksonville and everywhere in and we are encouraging as many Aug. 26 is the date for the continue through mid-August;
between. The tournament win- local spectators as possible to city of Fernadnina Beach Tennis scheduling is available at the
ners will head to the section come out and view the action. Block Party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. parks and recreation office or by
championships in August at "The teams playing here are all Free clinics will be offered on all mailing michelemaha@
Daytona.. league champions in their own four Central Park courts. msn.com.
Matches will begin at 8 a.m. area and, if they win, the competi- Contact michelemaha@msn. The city of Fernandina
daily and will continue until the tion here they will compete for a com or the parks and recreation Beach Junior Championships will
early evening. This event will state and possibly national title office for information on the block be played July 27-28 at the Central
bring an expected 300 players to later in the year." party clinic schedule and to Park courts. Boys and girls sin-
Racquet Park. For information on the event, reserve your place on the court. gles and doubles will be offered
The tennis standard during call 277-5151.. This event is being sponsored for ages 12 and under, 14 and
some of the matches will be very The Nassau County men's by Maharaj Tennis Services, the under and 18 and under.
high and spectators are welcome 7.5 summer league is in full swing Yulee Tennis Foundation, the city Cost is $10 per person per divi-
at no charge, after getting off to a rainy start. of Fernandina Beach Parks antd sion; trophies will be awarded to
"Cliff Drysdale Tennis is very There are currently six local Recreation Department and all finalists.
excited to bring an eventof this men's teams competing for the Pawsability. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
size to the Omni Amelia Island summer league trophy. Tennis enthusiasts are encour- for entry information. Deadline to
Plantation," said Scott Match play will continue this aged to come join in the free play. enter is July 23 at 6 p.m.
now available, two tickets as low as $185. To
reserve your season tickets or for more
information, call (904) 621-0700.
Follow the Sharks on facebook at face-
book.com/jaxsharks and on Twitter
@jaxsharks as well as the Attack D)ance
Team at facebook.com/sharkattackdance,
For the third straight year, the
ArenaBowl XXIV Champion Jacksonville
Sharks will be competing in the Arena
Football League season. As the 2012 regu-
lar season comes to a close, the Sharks will
head north to face the Pittsburgh Power
with a chance to clinch the team's third
South Division title in as
many seasons. Gmw*
The Sharks and Power y
will clash on NFL The Sharks and
Network at 8 p.m. tonight Power wl cash
in the regular season on NFL N wmrk
finale of the AFI's "Net1O at m. t o
Arena Football Friday" seasoinae of
series. the AFLs
Jacksonville (9-8) "NeO Arena
secured a playoff spot Football Frday"
with a 48-30 victory over seres.
the division rival Orlando
Predators in Week 19. The result gave the
Sharks a second consecutive season series
sweep of the Predators and ensured that
Jacksonville will enter the playoffs no lower
than the No. 3 seed in the American
"We've accomplished our first goal
which is to make the playoffs," Sharks head
coach Les Moss said following the team's
Saturday victory. "Next week we'll have a
chance to accomplish our second goal
which is to win our division and get a home
"Obviously we're in the tournament and
now we want to win it"
The Sharks have now won three of their
last four games to propel themselves to the
top of the South. Key in this recent surge
has been the phenomenal play of the
Jacksonville defense. In the team's last
three victories, the Sharks have allowed 42,
32 and 30 points, moving the team to the
top of the league in scoring defense with an
overall average of 49.7 points allowed per
One change for the team's defense in
recent weeks has been the-move of.play-...
,oakeTerratnce Smith from widereeeiver
to defensive back. The team's leader in
every major receiving category in 2012,
Smith moved to defensive back midway
through the Sharks' Week 18 game against
Milwaukee when starter Micheaux Robin-
son left with a leg injury.
With Robinson now on injured reserve,
Smith started on defense Saturday and
grabbed his first interception ofthe season
in that game.
When asked about the defense's recent
performance, the second-year veteran from
South Carolina State was quick to credit the
unit as a whole.
"Our D-line has been stepping up, Aaron
Robbins is playing the best ball he's played.
I.'m impressed every week with what he
does on the field" Smith said. "I just give
our defense a lot of props: (Defensive \
Coordinator Jake) Grande is doing great,
our organization is really coming together
The starter at Mac linebacker in every
game this season, Robbins recorded a sack
last week and now has 7.5 this season.
Robbins has partnered with.defensive line-
man Scooter Berry to form one of the
league's most fearsome pass-rushing duos.
Entering the final week of the regular sea-
son, Berry officially sits at 10.5 sacks and
needs just one to break Derrick Summers'
franchise record of 11.
Though the Sharks do not rank near the
top of the league in takeaways, an opportu-
nity to make a game-changing play may
present itself this week. Pittsburgh quarter-
backs have been victimized to the tune of
26 interceptions and the-Power ranks last in
the league with a minus-17 turnover margin
Moving to the offensive side of the ball,
quarterback Bernard Morris has continued
to play efficient football. Though he has not
thrown for more than 200 yards in either of
the last two games, Morris has totaled nine
touchdowns without an interception in
those two contests.
Overall, Shark quarterbacks have played
eight games this season in which the team
has not thrown a single interception.
Unsurprisingly, Jacksonville is 7-1 in those
In the team's two recent wins, Morris
has found an emerging target in rookie
receiver Josh Philpart. Philpart made his
first career start against Orlando and has
now scored five touchdowns over the last
two weeks. Teaming with the steady Jeron
I-arvey and Jamarko Simmons, Philpart has
helped propel the Sharks to back-to-back
The Jacksonville Sharks are members of
the Arena Football League. The ArenaBowl
XXIV and back-to-back South Division
Champions are presented by Sea Best
Seafood and play all home games on Sea
Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans
Season tickets for the 2013 season are
FRIDAY, JULY 20,2012 SPORTS News-Leader
First Baptist Church is offering Upward
Basketball and cheerleading in the Family Life
Center on South Eighth Street for youth from
kindergarten through sixth grade. Register chil-
dren online at FBFirst.com. The Upward
Basketball season includes one-hour practices
First Baptist will be broadcasting the games
online through the website. Sign up online or
stop by the church at 1600 South Eighth St.
during regular business hours to receive a
brochure and form.
Amelia Island Youth Soccer registration is
open. Visit www.aiysoccer.com and use the
"registration" button on the right to sign up.
Amelia Island Soccer is proud to announce
a partnership with Coerver Coaching in thie fall
season. Coerver will work with the coaches
and players every week.
The season will start Sept. 8 and end Oct.
29for U15 through U19 and Nov. 10 for U14
and below. Cost is $150 for the fall season,
including uniform and Coerver training. Contact
registrar Ronee Malama at registrar@aiysoc-
cer.com for information.'
The Femandina Beach High School football
team is selling its $10 cards for discounts at
local businesses. The sale will run through
Aug. 13. Community blitz is from 5-7 p.m. Aug.
14; players wear jerseys after practice, and hit
the town to sell the remaining cards. This is a
fundraiser for the Pirate football program;.pro-
ceeds are earmarked for cleats, spirit packs
and travel expenses to games.and camps.
Donations will also be accepted. Call 261-5713
Sign up forPpW Wmer
Femandina Beach Pop.Warner is holding
registration for football and cheeqreading
through Aug. 19. Registration is online only
through Aug. 19 at www.leaguelineup,
com/fbp'wa. Register at the field from 10 a.m.
to noon Saturdays through July 28. Fees are
$150 for the first child and $125 per sibling.
Contact Lisa Haddock at lisahaddobk@ hot-
mail.com or 225-9931 for information.
The Jacksonville Axemen rugby team are at
home at Hodges Stadium July 21 to take on
the Rhode Island Rebellion. Kickoff is at 5 p:m.
kickoff with gates opening at 4 p.m. Walk-up
entry remains at $5 with $1 Bud Lights for the
entire event. There are halftime raffle prizes
and the Axemen will be offering a special raffle
for an autographed Axemen playing jersey.
Tickets for both raffles are $1. Visit www.jax- ,
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fist -Tuesday at the Kiaft Athletic Club at Ten
Abres. Social.hbur starts at6 p.m., dinner at
6:30; p.m. and meeting at 7:30 p.m. Sailors,
powerboaters and interested parties are wel-
come. Contact Commodore Charlie Monroe at
email@example.com or 261-9263.or visit
The 68th annual TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl
will be played at Everbank Field in Jacksonville
Jan. 1, 2013. Kickoff is at noon and the game
will be televised nationally on.ESPN2. The
game will pair the fifth selection after the BCS
from the Southeastern Coqference and the
third selection after the BCS from the Big Ten
Conference. Visit www.gatorbowl.com.
Amelia Island Light Sport Flying Club mem-
berships are.available for anyone with a mini-
PARKS & RECREATION
Recreational co-ed league
Control Freaks 12
First Coast Paint& Body '2
Luxury Landscapes 17
First.Coast Paint & Body .10
Luxury Landscapes 23
Control Freaks 22
First Coast Paint & Body 5
Logic Mountain 7
Luxury Landscapes 8-0
Control Freaks 3-5
First Coast Paint & Body 1-7.
Logic Mountain 0-7
mum of 200 hours PIC and who want to fly for
less than $50/hour. The AILS is a newly formed
flying club based at Fernandina Beach
AILS is currently in the evaluation process
to consider specific models of aircraft for club
lease and/or purchase. Become a principal
member now and be involved in this important
decision. Principal memberships are limited to
20 qualified pilots.
Contact Mickey Baity at 277-8360 or Lew
Eason at 491-8638 for information.
Amelia Island Boules Club holds petanque
pickup games Saturdays at 9:30 a.m., Wed-
nesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 3:30
p.m. on the Central Park petanque courts at,
the corner of Atlantic Avenue and South 11th
St. Petanque (pay-tonk) is a cousin of both
horseshoes and bocce, the Italian bowling
game. The public is always welcome to join.
Call 491-1190 for information.
Organzed bll rides
There are organized bicycle rides in
Fernandina Beach and around Amelia Island
Thursday starting at 9 a.m. and Saturdays
starting at 8:30 a.m., weather permitting. All
rides start from Main Beach. Park near the
miniature golf course.
Cyclists of all abilities are welcome. The
ride will be around 30 miles with rest stops
along the way and loops back to the starting
point at around 10 miles before continuing on
the remaining 20 miles of the route. Lunch
after the ride is optional.
Bicycle helmets and a bicycle in good work-
. ing condition are mandatory. Rides are led by
Don Eipert in conjunction with the North Florida
Bicycle Club. Call him at 261-5160 or visit
www.ameliaislandcycling.com or www.nfbc.us.
The Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End
Alzheimer's will take place Nov. 17 at Central
Park in Femandina Beach. Nearly 200 people
from the Fernandina Beach/Nassau area are
expected at this year's event to raise.aware-
ness and funds to fight Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's Association Walk to End
Alzheimer's participants will participate in a
three-mile walk and will learn more about
Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities,
clinical trial enrollment and support programs
and services of the Alzheimer's Association.
Each walker will also join in a meaningful trib-
ute ceremony to honor those affected by
Start or join a team at alz.org/walk or by
calling (904) 281-9077.
Baseball and softball umpires can join the
fastest growing umpires association in
Northeast Florida, the River City Umpires
Association. River City Umpires is currently
iTec-uiting-meTihi-aid Women interested ihnoffici-
Sating baseball and softball.
If you live or work in .Baker, Bradford, Clay,
..'Duval, Putnam, St. Johns or Nassau County,
contact Terry Padgett at (904) 879:6442 or visit
Nassau Challenger Bowling League for the
physically and mentally challenged meets the
second Saturday each month from 3-5 p.m. at
the Nassau Bowling Center in Yulee. Call
Melinda Willaford at 261-3136 for information.,
Nassau County Sports Association meets at
7 p.m. the first Tuesday at the county building,
Yulee. Call 261-1075 or 277-1609 for informa-
To submit an item for this column, contact
Beth Jones at 261-3696 or email'to
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Bar-B-Que Raffle Drawings
Friday, August 3rd
5-8 p.m. Registration
5-8 p.m. Public Barbeque
7 p.m. Captain's Meeting
6-8 p.m. Sounds on Centre
Saturday, August 4th'
6:30 a.m. Fishing opens
2 p.m Weigh-In Opens
5 p.m. Weigh-In Line Closes
5 p.m. Public Barbeque/Uve Entertainment
I 7:30 p.m. Awards
$5 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20
OveiSI10.000 in prizes Vacations to Naples. Tampa. Clearwater. Fort Meyers. Coastal Georgia
(to name a few: airfare not included) Many more prizes! Drawing Saturday. August 4.2012.
7:30pm Fernandina Harbor Marina (need not be present to win)
PRZE SCHEDULE KNGFISH *
1st $10,000 6th $1,000 Lady Angler: 1st Prize, $1,000; 2nd $500
2nd $3,500 7th $850 Junior Angler: 1st Prize $500 Cash and
3rd $2,500 8th $700 $500 Savings Bond; 2nd $500 Savings
4th $2,000 9th $550 Bond
5th $1,500 10th $400 Small Boat Class: 1st Prize, $1,500; 2nd
*Basedon 1obood wifh 0%ofenry bespadsout ,toulna ent $1,000
wil pay for onepace lforevery ten boats entered
Entry Fee: $350 per boat
($400 after July 22 2011)
In/Offshore Rodeo -$000- 1 Place Per Spees
SRedfish *Redfish (Most Spots) Sea Trout Flounder Sheepshead
SSea Bass Wahoo Dolphin Grouper Cobla
Entry Fee: $100 per boat ($125 after July 20,2012)
Based on 125 boats with 80% payout
Make checks to Nassau Sport Fishing Assodation
P.O. Box 16416 Femandina Beach. FL32035
Credit Cards Accepted: Visa/Mastercard/Discover
For Tournament Information, contact Joe Wise at 904-415-1927 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nassau Sport Fshlng Assocation is a 501(c)3 Charitable Oroantiatlon, Toum ment prceeds benefit Nassau County
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Frank D. Murphy will be Bowl-winning coach Tony tional struggles, dreams, dis-
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SMurphy, who played foot- 'The conference is open to faith, becoming new role
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The camp will begin at 9 with the development of without a doubt ranks as the
a.m. and conclude at 3:50 sports camps and related best I've seen during my 35
p.m. This conference is for events. ProCamps has given years of coaching at West
all men of any circumstance Murphy invaluable insight Nassau," Coach Johnnie
from all backgrounds and into the organization and Green said.
facing any circumstance. dedication necessary to "Passsion and persever-
The camp is for athletes make an event successful. ance are the traits that come
form every sport football, The Athletes with to mind when I think of my
basketball, track and field, Purpose men's conference friend Frank Murphy," said
wrestling. focuses on the challenges Raheem Morris, head coach,
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PIRATES INVADE PECK
PHOIUS BY HEATHERbA. PEKKY/NEWS-LEAUDK
Adrianna, Savannah and Jonathan Jones, Payton and Tyler Mauldin and pirate
inda Scott, above, listen to a pirate's tale of treasure Saturday at the Peck Center
library after it was invaded by Fernandina Pirates. Scott joins the children in listen-
ing to a poem read by Rutha Turner Jones at the Peck Center Library, below.
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Property Apkraiser with the experience and knowledge in
"all"areas of the Property Appraiser's Office. I am the only
candidate with this knowledge and experience of 27 years.
As your PropertyAppraiser I am mandated by the State to
assess the 47,000 plusproperties in Nassau County and
to administerthe exemptions and classifications accord-
ing to the State of Florida Constitution, Statutes, and
Laws. I am asking for the "endorsement ofthe people",
and with."yor" vote on August 14th, will continue to
serve you humbly andwith honor. In Sincere Service, TS
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11 percent (285) earned a D or
Results for high schools (and
Hilliard Middle Senior High, a
combination school) will be
released in the fall under rules
that went into effect in 2010 that
they be graded based 50 per-
cent on FCAT results and 50
percent on new measures.
Those include access to rigor-
ous, accelerated coursework
and performance in that course-
work; college readiness; and
graduation rates for all students
as well as those academically
The A grades earn the dis-
trict more than bragging rights
- under the Florida School
Recognition Program, schools
that receive an A, or improve at
least one performance grade
from the previous year, are eli-
gible to earn an additional $70
Florida has raised expecta-
tions for school grades five
times in the past 10 years and
the results show that after an
initial drop, grades improved
consistently in the years that
followed, according to the
Department of Education. As
Florida moves toward imple-
menting the Common Core
State Standards in 2014-15, the
progress seen over the next few
years will smooth the transition
to the more challenging stan-
dards, it said.
For more information on
individual schools, visit school-
resources dnd FAQa are avail-
able at www.floridapathtosuc-
cess.org and parents.fldoe.
Kathie Colgrove of
Community Newspapers con-
tributed to this report.
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Callahan Intermediate ............. A
Callahan Middle .................. B
Emma Love Hardee ............... A
Fernandina Middle ...............A
Hilliard Elementary .. .... .. . .. .. A
Yulee Elementary ......... ... A
Yulee Middle ............... ..... .. B.
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East Side schoolresults
*74 percent of Emma Love Hardee Elementary students met
high standards in reading,.70 in math, 79 in writing and 70
percent in science -all down over 2010-11.
69 percent of Yulee Elementary students mel high stan-
dards in reading, 67 percent in math, 85 percent in writing
and 61 in science lower than last year's results, except for
writing and science, which remained the same.
S74 percent of Femandina Middle students met high stan-
dards in reading, 73 in math, 89 in writing and 61 in sci-
ence, all down over 2010-11.
64 percent of Yulee Middle students met high standards in.
reading, 57 in math, 82 in writing and 52 in science, all
lower than last year.
As for the lowest 25 percent of students
making learning gains in reading!.
* Emma Love saw an increase, from 57 percent last year to
69 this year,
FBMS improved from 68 percent to 73.
* Yulee Elementary went from 57 percent to 55
*,YMS decreased from 74 percent to 57 this year under the
, hew FCAT 2.0.standards.
In terms of math gains for the lowest 25 percent ofstudents:
* Emma Love improved slightly from 66 percent last year to
67 this year.
FBMS dropped from 65 percent to 55.
* Sixty percent at Yulee Elementary made gains in math,
compared to 67 last year.-
*YMS dropped from 65 last year to 44 percent this year.
West Side school results
* 70 percent of Bryceville Elementary students met high stan-
dards in reading, 66 in math, 87 in writing, up from 72 per-
cent last year, and 81 percent in science, a jump of 13 per-
*69 percent of Callahan Intermediate students met high stan-
dards in reading, 73 in math, 84 In writing, and 65 in sci-
ence, up from 57 last year.
*61 percent of Callahan Middle students met high standards
in reading, 60 in math, 79 in writing, and 46 in science.
* 75 percent of Hilliard Elementary students met'high stan-
dards in reading, 79 in math, 98 In writing, compared to 99
last year, and 70 in science.
* Because it is considered a combination school by the state,
the grade for Hilliard Middle-Senior High is still pending.
As for the lowest 25 percent of students
making leading gains in reading: .
* Bryceville Elementary improved from 60 percent last year
to 71 this year.
* Callahan Intermediate dropped from 65to 62 percent.
* Callahan Middle improved from 64 percent to 70.
SHilliard Elementary improved from 60 percent to 71.
In terms of math gains fdr the lowest 25 percent of students:
* Bryceville Elementary improved frorf 63 percent last year
to 74 percent.
* Callahan Intermediate improved from 64to 65 percent.
* Fifty-five percent at Callahan Middle made gainsin aqth,
down from 64 last year ".- '.
* Hilliard Elementary dropped from 75 percent last year to 68
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A pool party unlike any
other is coming Saturday
evening, Aug. 4.
It's the second annual
Splash Bash, an event that
helps two worthy causes and
also gives you a chance to win.
$500 for just a $10 ticket.
Proceeds will benefit the
Nassau Humane Society and
Relay for Life.
"It's a great opportunity
for people who believe in
these two causes, but don't
necessarily cross paths very
often, to get together and
socialize," said orgaize,r.
a bit of
the Golden Retriever, plunges
into the doggie pool at the
Nassau Humane Society Dog
Park. Floating in the pool will
be hundreds of numbered
tennis balls, corresponding to
the ticket numbers. Katy will
take two, plunges, retrieve two
balls, and determine the
"Last year she wouldn't
come out of the pool with the
ball," said- Lis Jost,-a-12-year
cancer survivor and Katy's
owner. "We've been training a
lot this year, and she's com-
ing out with the ball Whether'
shell do it Aug. 41 don't
know, but she's been consis-
tently doing it. She doesn't
realize it's training; it's all fun
It's a great
people who believe in
these two causes, but
don't necessarily cross
paths very often, to
get together and
SPLASH BASH ORGANIZER
to her. She loves the dog
The event begins at 6 p.m.
Aug. 4 at the dog park on
Airport Road in Fernandina
Beach, across from the city
Airport terminal. Tickets can
be purchased now or at the
Seventh, and the $500 prizes will
be awarded to two ticket hold-
There ill be free
"yummy" food, Balzer said,
and margarita, wine, beer,
soda and water will also be
available. Jost will talk about
her experience as a cancer
survivor who benefited dur-
ing her treatment from the
love ofa dog, and NHS
President John Landregan
willdiscuss the Nassau
Humane Society's campaign
to build a new animal shelter.
"You find people who say
what a great comfort a dog
was when they or a friend had
cancer," said Jost, a
Fernandina Beach realtor.
'!That-was one of the things -
very helpful to me when I had
cancer another Golden
Retriever, Lucy, was always
by my side. Dogs provide a
lot of comfort I think a lot of
people relate to that," she
Last year's ticket sales
Katy the Golden Retriever is training hard for the
Nassau Humane Society's Splash Bash event Aug. 4,
with help from her owner Lois Jost.
exceeded expectations, so
hopes are high for this year's
event, Balzer said. She said a
tent will be set up at the dog
park, "and-there will-be plenty-
of chairs and tables outside.
We're going to fog the park
for bugs and have Citronella
torches, just in case."
Tickets are available now
at.the NHS Second Chance
store at 312 S. Eighth St., at
the dog park and at
Each $10 ticket translates into
one tennis ball to tempt Katy
in the pool, and you can buy
as-many as you like. You-don't,
have to be present to win, but
"it's a lot of fun with the antic-
ipation," Jost said.
Balzer explained that the
Splash Bash provides support
for another joint fundraiser,
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Exceptional evening, exquisite wines' at Salt
Salt at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
continues its Winemaker Dinner series
on Friday. Aug 3 with a four-course din-
ner paired with the award-winning wines
from Groth Winery and Vineyard of
Napa Valley, Calif.
The evening beginsat 5-30 p.m. with
champagne and hors d'oeuvres reception
highlighted with a commentary by
Suzanne Groth on her family's vineyard
"This is going to be an exceptional
evening of exquisite wines paired with a
tasting menu that celebrates the best of
summer," said Chef Rick Laughlin
The menu will feature:
Tuna Pastrami/Brussels Sprouts
Salad/Rye Crumble paired with a 2011
Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
Alaskan Halibut/Zucchini Angel Hair
Pasta/Heirloom Tomato Broth paired
with a 2009 Chardonnay, Napa Valley
Braised Veal/Sweet Corn/Morel"
Mushroom/Cherry Relish paired with.a
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville,
Chocolate Blackberry Torte/Chocolate.
Meringue/Raspberry Vanilla Ice Cream
paired with a 2008 "Reserve" Cabernet
Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley
The price is $140 per person, plus tax
and gratuity. Salt is located in The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island at 4750 Amelia
Island Pkwy. For reservations please call
277-1100 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/
artists to island
" "atercolor will be an emphasis when Amelia
Island Artists Workshop opens its fall season
S with Pat Weaver an all-around versatile water-
S colorist. The three-day workshop is for ahy'level,
from beginner to advanced. Pat will present an exciting way
to mix color using limited palettes and will include Alla Prina
painting, a simplified way
to draw and an uncompli-
catpd approach to composi- .
tion and design.- --
Her critiques are so'
valuable and helpful to
every student. Pat encour-
ages them to try different '..
Landscapes, animals, peo-
ple, florals, marine scenes, RI sa
beach scenes, etc. She will regisration and addi-
demonstrate a different ional information about the
subject each morning Amelia Island Artists
working on 140-pound cold Workshops contact Sandra
press, yupo or hot press Baker-Hinton at 491-8040 dur-
paper. Students will come ing regular business hours or
away full of enthusiasm at 557-1195, or Mikolean
an4 excitement from all tongacre at 415-3900.
they have learned. She : .Earm'bd regisatiod is
gives 150 percent to her .aailable to all who sign up at
classes, making sure that least.30 daysin advance. If
each student receives the reduir'e number of stu-
attention every day. debtsfia not signed up by
Pat is an international that date, the class pay be
watercolor instructor, hav- .anc~led
ing traveled throughout
out the United States, Italy,
France, Mexico, the Bahamas, Saint Thomas and the Virgin
Islands teaching workshops. She has a direct spontaneous
approach to painting in watercolor.
The class is Sept. 14-16 and costs $325, with a $25 early
bird discount before Aug. 13.
Nicholas Simmons' Watermedia Workshop, Liquid
Acrylic on Paper, will be held Oct. 26-28. Nicholas Simmons
is currently one of the bright shining stars of the art world
at. He was the only judge rep-
resenting the Americans at
the Shanghai Zhujiajiao
Biennial Exhibition in 2010
and 2012, the world's largest
watercolor exhibition. He
Swas also one of two judges
for the 2012 Florida
Nicholas paints in water-
media on a scale that rivals
oil painting. The subject matter is a dazzling mix of figures
juxtaposed with printed lettering, graffiti, -
Japanese block prints, neon lights, reflections and lavish
corners of nature.
The paint itself swirls, floods, drips and spatters, driven
by the general excitement of the imagery and giving the
work a sense that it was done in a matter of minutes. He is
sought after as a workshop instructor, lecturer and judge,
known for his fresh, unorthodox and often irreverent
Working with liquid acrylics as well as watercolors,
Nicholas will demonstrate techniques you will want to adopt
an'dadapt to your own way of working.
The workshop is $450 for all levels. Early bird registration
will be available'to those who sign up at least 30 days in
SDaryl Urig will break up the watercolor marathon with a
Self Portrait Oil Paint Painting Workshop for advanced,
beginner to advanced students Nov. 3-6 at a cost of $350.
ARTISTS Continued on 2B
The Amelia Island Museum of History invites
you to its nex.rd on 3rd Street presentation
tonight at 6 p.m. -
history of Civil
War Feuds. The
will explore the
root causes of traditional family feuds and review
the histories of disputes in both the North and
South. He will focus on examples of notorious
feuds throughout Virginia. Tennessee, West
Virginia. Kentucky, Florida and Georgia.
Admission is free for members and a suggested
donation of $10 for non-members. For information
contact Gray at 261-7378, ext. 102.
JAZZ AT BURNEY PARK
The American Beach
Property Owners Association is
at it again. This month's event is
5-8 p.m. July 21 featuring the
sounds and stylings of Pierre
and Company of Jacksonville.
Bring your chair and wear your
dancing shoes. The community's
help is needed and greatly appreciated to contin-
ue this activity in the forms of sponsorship
and/or donations. For more information contact
Jim Smith at 261-7906.
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
July 21. The public is welcome.
Diiner includes a steak cooked
to order, baked potato, corn on
the cob, salad and a roll for an $11
donation. To-go dinners are available. All pro-
ceeds go to programs sponsored by the
American Legion Riders, Chapter 54.
TEQUILA AND TAMALES
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829
Riverside Ave.. Jacksonville, will host a sultry
evening of Tequila, Tamales and Live Music in the
Gardens to celebrate the Miradas: Ancient Roots
in Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art:
Works from the Bank of America Collection exhi-
bition, on July 25 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy an
evening of spicy hot fun where three zesty
Mexican antojitos (appetizers), inspired by three
works of art from Miradas, will
be paired with three tempting
libations for you to enjoy.
Tickets are $25 for members
and $35 for non-members.
Deadline is today. Call (904)
899-6004 or visit www.cum-
On Aug. 1 at 10 a.m.. Master Gardener Joseph
Smith will conduct a Landscape Matters class on
vegetable gardening at the James S. Page
on Nassau Place in Yulee.
Conference Room A. The
session will review season-
al gardening forvegetables,
including seeds and "starter
plants, container gardening as well as
what vegetables to grow during different seasons.
Free and open to the public. For information'visit
ters/landmatters.html or call the Extension office
at (904) 879-1019. Master Gardeners are on phone
duty Fridays at 491-7340.
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FRIDAY. JULY 20, 2012 LEISURE News-Leader
Cars, Coffee and
Conversation will meet from
9-11 a.m. July 21 at the
Amelia River Golf Club and
Restaurant. Enjoy great river
views, the brunch menu, lots
of shade and air conditioning
and an opportunity to see
some of the area's interesting
automobiles and meet their
owners. Enjoy great conversa-
tion too. Everyone welcome.
The next WOAMTEC
(Women on a Mission to
Earn a Commission) lunch
is 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. July 25
at The Golf Club of Amelia
Island. Cost is $15 and
includes lunch. WOAMTEC
opportunities where women
can focus on keeping their pri-
orities in order of faith, family
and finance without feeling
guiltyabout it, For information
contact Lisa Buben at (734)
341-5507 or lisa@bubenof-
The next WIN WIN
(Women in Nassau Helping
Women in Need) networking
meeting will be hosted by
LaVerne Mitchell, president
of Women of Power and
Cedar Haven Transitional
Home, on Aug. 6 at 6:30
p.m. at 900 Cedar St.,
Fernandina Beach. Money
collected at the door will bene-
fit the nonprofit organization
>that empowers women by fill-
ing the gap between home-
lessness and independent liv-
ing. Please bring a $10 check'
payable to "Women of Power"
and an appetizer or dessert to
share. Bring brochures and
business cards to distribute;
door prizes are optional. Non-
alcoholic beverages will be
provided. To RSVP contact
Connie Braithwaite at 759-
0745. Visit winwinnassau.com
RAIN Humane Society
will present BBQ &
Bluegrass on Aug. 11 from
5-8 p.m. at the Fernandina
Woman's Club. Tickets are
$10 and include barbecue
plate with dessert and iced tea
and live music by the Amelia
River Ramblers. Enjoy a cash
ba with beer ans wine, a
siflnf auction with weekend
getaways and tickets to
events including the Kentucky
Derby, County Music Awards,
Super Bowl, Richard Petty
Driving Experience and more.
Jumpin' Jax Flyball Club will
have dogs running hurdles
and voting for the "Kiss the
Pig" contest is ongoing, with
the loser kissing a pig the
night of the event. To cast
your vote or for information
spca.org. All proceeds will
-benefit the homeless and
abused animals of Nassau
Join Cats Angels Inc.,
SPCA at its annual Walk and
Vigil to commemorate
Homeless Animals Day on
Aug. 18 from 6-8 p.m. at the
gazebo in Central Park. The
Fill in the squares so
that each row, column
and 3-by-3 box
contain the numbers
I through 9.Solution
will appear in the
Wednesday, July 18
two-mile walk begins at 6 p.m.
and concludes with a candle-
Since 1992, organizations
around the world have come
together on the third Saturday
of August to raise awareness
about the pet overpopulation
epidemic. Visit www.catsan-
gels.com to learn more.
The Australian rock band
Little River Band will head-
line the musical entertain-
ment at the third annual
Great Southern Tailgate
Cook-off, Aug. 24-25 at Main
Beach. The group will perform
Aug. 25 at 7 p.m., offering
new energy and arrange-
ments as well as classic hits.
The Great Southern
Tailgate Cook-off is a free,
two-day event offering live
entertainment and more than
50 professional and backyard
(amateur) teams competing
for more than $20,000 in prize
money.and trophies. Teams
can register through Aug. 15
and pay online at www.gstail-
gatecookoff.com (after Aug. 1
fee increases $15). Fee is
$100 per backyard (amateur)
team and $250 for each pro-
For information or to regis-
ter a backyard team visit
Theatre's Studio Stage at
209 Cedar St. Is offering an
"Acting Class for
Everyone," with daytime and
evening classes, limited to 10
per class, beginner to experi-
enced 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
Classes will include vocal
and physical conditioning for
the actor, text analysis and
interpretation, monologue and
scene study and improvisa-
tional exercises. Cost is $50.
Instructor is Sinda Nichols.
Contact Nichols at acting-
email@example.com or (910)
616-5148 (if no e-mail .
Theatre presents God's
Favorite by Nell Simon,
directed by Geoffrey King.
In this laugh-out-loud retelling
of the story of Job, a modem-
day tycoon is visited by a
messenger from God and
soon-undergoes a series of tril-
als and tribulations testing his
Performances are at 8 p.m.
Aug. 2-4, 9-1.1 and 16-18 and
2 p.m. Aug. 12. Tickets are
$20 adults and $10 students.
Call or stop by the Box Office
at Amelia Community Theatre,
207 Cedar St., 261-6749,
Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-1
p.m. (or 90 minutes before
curtain). Tickets may also be
purchased online at
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Sounds on Centre, presented by the
Historic Femandina Business Association,
will feature Ferman on Aug. 3, with Spanish
guitar and flamenco music. Concerts are
held the first Friday of each month from 6-8
p.m. on Centre Street between Second and
Front streets Bring a chair and your dancing
For information or to become a sponsor
contact Madellne Richard at (904) 688-0880
or mady@GoMady.com. For the complete
schedule, visit SoundsOnCentre.com.
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 Kautman, 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 277-
The second annual Amelia Island Blues
Festival Is scheduled for Sept. 14-16 at Main
Beach, Roger "Hurricane" Wilson will open
the Saturday lineup with his "Blues in
School" program and will hang out all week-
end providing musical Introductions and
insight. Blues sensation Shemekia Copeland
will close Saturday night. The festival lineup
includes Sean Chambers, Shane Dwight,
J.P. Soars, The Nouveaux Honkies and
Flannel Church with Duane Trucks, to name
For information and tickets visit
The Femandina Bach Drum Circle meets
the first Monday of each month from 7-9 p.m.
at the DeeDee Bartel Nature Center and
North End Boat Ramp. Instrumentation cen-
ters on drums and percussion but may
include other Instruments such as flutes,
didgeridoos and other non-percussion Instru-
ments. Dancers are welcome also. Follow
North 14th Street to the end. Go past
Bosque Bello Cemetery and Old Town, over
the bridge and then left toward the old pogy
plant. The entrance is on the right. Call
Barbara Hill at (904) 556-3219 or Doug
Byron at 261-5387 for information.
A azz jam Is held at Pablos, 12 N.
Second St., Femandina Beach,
from 7-10 p.m. the first Wednesday
of each month. Musicians are Invited to sit in
for orfe song or the whole night. Join the
mailing list by emalling beechflyer@bell-
Amela Rir Cruises
Amelia River Cruises'Adult "BYOB"
Twilight Tours are held Friday and Saturday.
Tickets are $29 per person at 1 North
Front St., Femandina Beach, or call 261-
9972 or book online at www.amellariver
The Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Centre
St, features open mic night Mondays at 7
p.m.; Latin dance night Wednesdays at 7:30
p.m. (85 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 Taver
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N Second St.,
Donna Hopkins tonight; Freddy's'Finest July
The Northeast Florida Fair
invites the community to
design a new logo for the fair
to be used on publications,
ribbons, marketing and
other locations. It should be
original artwork and reflect
the different attractions the
fair offers. The winning
designer will receive $100
and a family four-pack of
passes to this year's fair'Oct.
Entries should be on 8 1/2
by 11 paper and postmarked
before Aug. 10 to: Northeast
Florida Fair Logo Contest,
P.O. Box 1070, Callahan, FL
32011. Include your name,
address and phone number
on the entry.
For information call (904)
879-4682, visit the fair
Facebook page or e-mail
Artist Eliza Holliday will
hold two book-making work-
shops at the Island Art
Association, 18 N. Second
St., Femandina Beach.
Paper Decoration Tech-
niques for Bookmaking is
July 21 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
and Will give you a pile of
painted papers to use for
future fine art books.
Bring a hair dryer. Fee
is $65, including all materials.
A $30 deposit will hold your
21, Spade McQuade July 26; and The 3 July
28. Every Tuesday is "Working Class Stiff"
when thousands of vinyl records are for sale
and available to listen to. Visit Dog Star on
Facebook and Reverbnation.com. Call 277-
Flida House Inn
'Open Mike Night" is each Thursday from
7:30-10-30 p.m. in the Mermaid Bar with
local musician Terry Smith hosting a jam ses-
sion. Musicians perform a couple of songs
and the audience gets to hear new talent.
Appropriate for all members of the family. No
cover charge. Call Smith at (904) 412-7665.
The Green Turtle, 14 S Third St., live
music. Call 321-2324
Hammerhead Beach Bar
Hammerhead Beach Bar, 2045 S.
Fletcher Ave., DJ Heavy Hess Sundays. Visit
Hammerhead on Facebook. Contact Bill
The Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence
Holmes, Johnny Robinson, Scott Glddons
and Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday
night at The Ritz-Cariton, Amelia Island.
Dress is casual. For information call Holmes
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 pm ; the
Davis Turner Band Thursday from 8:30 p.m.-
midnight and Friday and Saturday from 8:30
p.m.-12.30 a.m. Call 261-1000. Visit
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St.
Swerved 9 p.m. tonight; Josh McGowan 9:30
p.m. July 21; BSP 9:30 p.m. July 22; Ace
Wynn9 p.m. July 23; BSP 9 p.m. July 24;
and Wes Cobb 9 p.m. July 25. Call Bill
Chflders at 491-3332 or email bill@thep-
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.sandybottom-
Seabreeze Sports Bar
Seabreeze Sports Bar, 2707 Sadler
Road, inside the Days Inn, welcomes week-
end DJs Wayne and Country Carrie.
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher
Ave., live music in the Tiki Bar from 6-10 p.m.
nightly arid 1-5 p.m. weekends and reggae
with Pill Pili from 6-10 p.m.
Wednesday; live music in the lounge by
The Macy's riday and Saturday from 6-10
p.m., line dancing with Miss Judy Mondays
from 6-8 p.m., trivia Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
with DJ Dave, and shag dancing Sundays
from 4-7 p.m., live music In Breakers Lounge
from 9 p.m -1 a.m. nightly.
Call 277-6652. Visit
www.slldersseaside.com. Join Sliders on
Facebook and Twitter.
The Surf Restaurant and Bar,
3199 South Fletcher Ave Gary Keniston
tonight; Richard Stratton July 21;
Richard Smith 1-5 p.m. and live entertain-
ment 6-10 p.m. July 22; Early McCall
July 23; Alex Affrontl July 24; DJ Roc July 25;
and Ernie & Debi Evans July 26
Entertainment is 6-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday
and 1-5 p.m
and 6-10 p.m. Sunday. Call
Call 556-2517 for details.
On Aug. 4 Holliday will
offer a Sculptural Books
workshop (to put those deco-
rative papers to good use)
from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fee is
$65, including all materials
and tools. Minimum four per
class; maximum 15, with $30
deposit. Call 556-2517 for
Island Art events
The Island Art
Association, a cooperative,
nonprofit organization devel-
oped to sustain interest,
appreciation, and enjoyment
in and of the visual arts,
has over 150 members and
is located at 18 N. Second
St. Upcoming events
Nouveau Art/ Juried,
Themed exhibition: "Black
and White," Ann Howden
Best of Show winner, on
exhibit through July.
First Coast Community
Bank Satellite Gallery, fea-
tured artists: Bonnie
Cameron, Steve Leimberg,
Susan Henderson and
No Portrait Workshop
during July and August.
Classes will resume in
Paper Decoration, 8:30
a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 21.
Contact Eliza Holliday at
Sculptural Books, 8:30
a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 4.
SContact Eliza Holliday at
Painters, 8:30 a.m.-12:30
p.m. July 26. Contact
Gretchen Williams, 491-
Photographers Group, 7
p.m. July 26. Contact Pat
Free Children's Art
Classes, July 28. Sign-up
required at the gallery, 261-
7020. Children's Art, for 6-9
years old, is 10-11 a.m. and
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Middle
School Art for 10-13 years
old is 1-2:15 p.m. Ar supplies
are donated by the
Woodcock Foundation and
the Plantation Ladies
For a complete schedule
of events and classes or to
rent the Art Education Center
visit www.islandart.org or call
The Omni Amelia
Island Plantation Guild and
Gallery, 94 Amelia Village
Circle at the Spa & Shops,
features a show with a "sum-
mertime" theme through
A special area In the
gallery features a display of
resident artists' renditions of
summertime feelings through
For more information call
Throughout history Old
Master artists have used
themselves as a cost-effective
and convenient form of learn-
ing portrait painting.
Urig will help explain
many variables in painting
portraits including form,
lighting and understanding
and measuring facial propor-
tions, reminding artists that
proportions are generalized
and that the exact placement
of facial features will change
slightly with each individual,
The student will learn how
to paint using the palette
knife and other tools to create
a self-portrait. Daryl has an
easy manner and teaching
method that will enhance
your painting no matter what
Jane Angelhart will be
back on Amelia Island for the
fourth of her well-received
Watercolor Portrait from
Photograph workshops Nov.
8-11, designed for the begin-
ner to the advanced student.
Jane has a unique step-by-
step method of teaching how
to paint with clean rich color
to create beautiful portraits in
watercolor. The class is limit-
ed in size and each student
will receive individual atten-
tion. Students will learn a new
method of creating rich,
vibrant, clear colors and will
create a number of small por-
traits from their own photo-
graphs over the four days. It's
a perfect opportunity to cre-
ate a heirloom portrait of
someone you love for them to
Coming in 2013 are class-'
es by two more watercolor
Soon Y. Warren will be
returning to Amelia Island for
a second year to teach a work-
shop devoted to how to paint
water reflections by doing a
painting of a duck sitting in
the water, above.
Soon is an accomplished
and award-winning artist who
was one of two judges for the
2012 Florida Watercolor
Competition. Her workshop
Feb. 1-3 will cost $375. An
early bird discount will be
offered to those registering
45 days prior.
Mary Whyte's watercolor
workshop is filled, but if there
is enough interest she will do
a PowerPoint presentation
about her work one evening
during the workshop at the
Island Art Association, 18 N.
Second St., Fernandina
Beach. Fee is $12.
Continued from 1B
the Bark for Life dog. walk on
Saturday, Sept. 8. The non-
competitive walk through
downtown Fernandina Beach
- in which you're welcome to
walk with your dog starts
with 10 a.m. opening cere-
monies at Central Park. The
pre-registration fee is $20 per
dog, and you can register
now at the NHS Dog Park,
Second Chance or the NHS
website. Late registration will
be $25 per dog, starting at 9
a.m. Sept. 8 at Central Park.
Supporters will get a goodie
bag, T-shirt and doggie ban-
dana. Details are available at
the NHS website or the Bark
for IJfe Facebook page.
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Salesmen, religion, Rolex watches and policing what is true
As people bumped, shuffled and
steered themselves around one
another, thesights and smells of
India filled me up. I have to tell you, I
love the place. Though at times it can
feel like an Indiana Jones film, where
at any moment something crazy
might happen, India is one of the
most colorful places I know, I've
been in taxi cabs driving on the side-
walk, seen scooters, laden with a
family of five, weaving through traf-
fic, watched men riding elephants in
some kind of urban, ancient plod,
Sand all of it no big deal for those who
call.her home. Me, on the other
hand, I never tire of the show.
I especially like the market
places. On one such visit, while
.wrestling through the masses, my
eyes fell on someone selling fake
Rolex watches. You know, the kind
- that outwardly looks real but inside
lacks the goods.
Though I'm often
how far people will
go to create such
attempts to deceive
the innocent offend
eThe idea that
SPLPrT someone would
NOTES take the good name
and stellar reputa-
tion of someone
Pastor else, counterfeit
Rob Goyette their product, drop
the quality, then
cheapen the price, and all that for
their own selfish gain, just rubs me
the wrong way. Unfortunately, that
same thing occasionally plays out in
the kingdom of God.
God, who has invested the ulti- 1
mate price to provide the ultimate
product salvation for the entire
world should never have to be con-
cerned with a cheapened version of
His salvation being sold on the
streets as if it's a reflection of who
He really is. Yet it happens. Talk
about injustice, for me, that's the ulti-
mate. Now if I'm going to invest in
something, especially something so
important, I want to know I'm getting
the real deal. Christianity that is
Christianity on the cover, but when
you pop open the lid doesn't have the
goods, used to impress me, but not
anymore. Sadly, history, even recent
history, has had its share of such
Now lest you think I'm standing
alone in my observation, Jesus.
Himself raised the topic some 2,000
years ago. While I'm not sure how
such hot words will do on newsprint,
they nonetheless are His words to
anyone, Christian or not, who uses
God's name and reputation, cheap-
ens the product, and grabs the pro-
ceeds for their own selfish gain.
Buckle your seatbelts. Hold on to
your coffee cup. Here they are.
"Woe unto you, scribes and
Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are
like unto white washed tombs, which
indeed appear beautiful on the out-
side, but are within full of dead
men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
Even so you also outwardly appear
righteous unto men, but within you
are full of hypocrisy and iniquity."
And then again, Jesus' words to
the church at Laodicea;. "I know your
works, that you are neither cold nor
hot: I would that you were cold or
hot. So then because you are luke-
warm, and neither cold or hot, I will
spew you out of my mouth."
Wow, I know, sizzling right?.
Certainly not the stuff most would
Expect to hear from Jesus, the lov-
ing, gentle, Savior of the world. Yet,
in His words, I feel His zeal for polic-
ing what is true and what is not. It's
as if He's saying, "It's your choice to
live for the devil or to chase after
God, just don't cheapen the product
and try to sell it to others as if it's the
As for me, policing my own heart
is a full-timejob. Though such
searching words as Jesus' would be
easy to pass off on someone else, let-
ting them course through myown
soul continues to serve me well.
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach
The Harboir Community
Action Center will host a
clothing giveaway on July 21
from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Harbor
Shores Apostolic Church,
96080 Victoria's Place, across
from Walmart Supercenter in
Yulee. The free clothes are
available for everyone no
qualification necessary in
every shape and size as well
as back-to-school time: For
more information call 225-
0963 or 225-0416.
Impact Your world Church
will host a two-part workshop,
from 10 a.m.-noon July21 at
First Baptist Church of Yulee,
86548 Pinewood Drive.
Part one of the workshop
Swill focus on auto, homeown-
ers, renters, flood and person-
Sal umbrella liability insurance.'
Part two will give special
attention to the different types
of insurance life, disability,
long-term care, health, and
Annuities (income insurance).
SSpace is limited. Please call
261-9072 to RSVP A love offer-
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World Church Youth and
Outreach Scholarship Fund.
St, Peter's Episcopal
-Church offers a Celtic Service
the fourth Sunday of each
month. This music filled, can-
dlelit, peaceful, contemplative
. service filled with the oppor-
-.; tunity for meditation is open
-to-the entire community.
Dress is casual. The next
service will be held July-22 at
6 p.m. For information call
The community is invited
to join Living Waters World
Outreach Center as it hosts
the 10th Annual Around the
Clock Bible Reading begin-
ning July 23 in the church
sanctuary, 96282 Brady Point
Road, off A1A just west of the
.The Bible will be read
verse by verse beginning with
Genesis 1:1 at 6 a.m. Monday
and ending with Revelation
22:21 late Thursday afternoon.
People of all ages will read in
15-minute intervals. To sign
up stop by the church office
'or call 321-2117. People are
invited to come and listen
whenever time allows. The
entire reading will be live
streamed on the Internet. Log
soutreach.org on July 23 and
select the homepage link to
the Bible reading
Springhill Baptist Church
will serve meals for individu-
als and families in need in the
area on Thursday, July 26
from 5-6:30 p.m. at the
church, 941017 Old Nassau-
ville Road. Meals are served
on the fourth Thursday of
each month. The church also
delivers meals to those who
cannot come. Call 261-4741-,. -..-
Prayer. When you hear
that word, what comes to your
mind? If you are like many, it
may raise questions: What
exactly is prayer? Does God
really hear me when I prayIs
there a specific way to pray?
How do I even begin?
Prayer is not meant to con-
fuse. If you would like to learn
more about how to effectively
communicate with God, join
Pastor Rob Goyette for an .
informative look at this often
misunderstood principle and
privilege on July 28 from 10
Sa.n.-noon at the Association
Sof Realtor's Building, 910
South 14th St. Free and open
to the community.
Blackrock Baptist Church presents
the Vacation Bible School, "Amazing
Wonders Aviation," Encountering Gods,
Awesome Power, July 23-27 from 6-9
p.m. nightly for children through sixth
grade, with an adult class too. For more
information or if you need transporta-
tion, contact the church office at 261-
6220. Blackrock Baptist is located at
96362 Blackrock Road in Yulee.
Springhill Baptist Church will host
its 2012 VBS July 30-Aug. 3 from 6-8
p.m. nightly. The theme is SonRock
Kid's Camp and is open to.kids entering
first through sixth grade. Pre-register
your child online at www.springhillbap-
tistfb.org. At SonRock Kid's Camp, your
kids will learn how their lives can be
transformed by God's great love for
them. For more information call the
church office at 261-4741.
Community Hospice of Northeast
Florida will host Camp Healing Powers
Mental health professionals who spe-
cialize in grief and bereavement lead
activities that help children identify and
express their feelings and learn skills to
help them navigate the grief journey in
a'safe, supportive'and fun environment
-for. children ages 7-17 whose loss has
occurred at least three months prior to
the camp but no longer than two years.
A $35 deposit is returned upon comple-
tion of camp.
Camp is held at the Marywood
Retreat and Conference Center in north-
Sern St. Johns County, about four miles
south of 1-295 onState Road 13. Space is
limited. Call (904) 407-6222 to learn
more and schedule an appointment for a
The Salvation Army Hope House is
now accepting applications to help
income qualifying families obtain school
supplies for their children through its
Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive. If
you, your church, club or group would
like to help, they are in need of back-
packs, three-ring binders and subject
dividers. To apply for assistance or to
donate, call 321-0435 or stop by 410 S.
First Baptist Church is offering
Upward Basketball & Cheerleading in
the Family.Life Center on South Eighth
Street for children in kindergarten-sixth
grade. Register online at FBFirst.com.
The Upward Basketball season
includes one-hour practice each week-
where coaches teach skills like drib-
bling, shooting and passing.
Cheerleaders can improve their
skills during the one-hour practice each
week where coaches teach skills like
.stances, motions, jumps and cheers.
S.First Baptistwill broadcast the games
Early registration has begun. Sign up
online or stop by the church at 1600 S.
Eighth St. during regular business
hours to receive a brochure and form.
Homeschool program Classical
Conversations is enrolling Nassau
County students in K4-6 grade for the
2012-13 school year. Information and
enrollment sessions are scheduled in
Fernandina Beach, Yulee and North
Jackdonville in July and August.
Classical Conversations' purpose is
to lead the home-centered education
movement by equipping parents and
students with the classicaltools of learn-
ing needed to discover the order and
beauty of God's creation and to inspire
others to do the same. It believes par-
ents are their children's primary teach-
ers because each child is uniquely made
and the people who know and love a
child best are the ones most motivated
to help that child succeed.
Classical Conversations supports
parents through its Classical
Conversations Communities across the
Country and the CC Connected online
community, Parent Practicums and aca-
demic retreats. Go to'www.classicalcon-
versations.com and contact Tabitha
Mudd at 556-6757 or
Lamb Chtistian Day Care is now
enrolling ages six weeks to four years
old for the fall: It offers free VPK, music
and dance. The school is accredited by
'APPLE and is located in the educational
building of Memorial United Methodist
Church, 601 Centre St., Fernandina
Beach. Come by soon as availability is
limited. Call the church at 261-5769.
Night for parents July 28 at First Baptist
DIr Ed Gamble, executive direc-'
tor of the Southern BaptistAssoci-
ation of Christian Schools
(SBACS), the national organization
representing the interests of over
750 Christian schools and their
sponsoring churches, will hold a
parent session, "Will Your Child-
ren Be Conquerors or Casualties?:
Raising Godly Kids in Ungodly
Times" on July 28 from 6:30-8 p.m., ,
with a Q&A session, at First
Baptist Church, 1600 S. Eighth St
Topics will include:
What is God's expectation of
you as a parent/grandparent/
teacher/mentor? (Kids are God's
homework assignment for parents)
Providing a Kingdom
Education for every child
Is the word Parent a verb or
noun to you? .
t What is the source of your
Contentment vs. Virtue:
Which are you encouraging in
The Ten Commandments of
,Parenting and Kingdom Education
Admission is free. Childcare
will be available for infant to fourth
grade. Contact FernandinaChris
tianAcademy.com or call 491-5664.
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941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd-167 South
A Congregation of the Presbyterlan Church In
America Devoted to Christ to the Fellowship &.
to the Great Commlssion
Worship on Sundays at 10:45 am
Nursery and Children's Church provided
Grace Groups meet on Wednesday evenings
In Fernandlna Beach. Klngslend &Yulee.
Men's, Women's and Youth Ministries
85439 Miner Rd., Yulee
(Yulde Middle School)
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Traditional FamilyWorship.......8:30am & 11am
ContemporaryWorship ...8:4jam in Maxwell Hall
SundayScholl forallages.......9:45am& 11am
Wedn.day Dinnerr(Aug-May)..... 5:15pm-630pm
Downtown Foreandina Beah
601 Centre Steet (04) 21-576
"'Discover the Difference7' at
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
961167 BUCCANEER TRAIL
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For More Informaion Call: 261-9527
Ted Schroder, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 9:15 & 11:15 am
All are Welcome
36 Bowman Road, 277-4414
OffAlA at entrance to Omni Resort
Amelia Island Plantation
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Rev. Jose Kallukalam ,
Saturday Vigil Mass- 4 pm& 5:30 pm
Saturday 4 pm MassatYulee United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses 8am 10am- 12 noon
Daily Mass- 8:30 am MonWed., Thurs & Fri.
6 pm- Tuesday
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6:00 pm; Holy Day 8:30 am
Confessions: Saturday 3:00pm 3:45'pm or by appt
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number: 904-277-686
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2500 Atlantic Ave.
Worship Sunday at 10:30 am
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85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
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Wednesday Study 6:30PM
AiA & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward
20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
in the Heartof the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of All People
Sunday New Membehr Class 9 a.m.
Aiorning Worship 10:30 a.m. every Sunday
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Sunday Service ... .10:30 am
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Wednesday Service... 7:00 pm
85031 Landover Drive
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 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age
Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All
85971 Harts Rd., West 904-225-6128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 2250809
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96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
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Sunday School 9:15 am
Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 pm
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Wednesday Service 7:00 pm
St. Peter's Episcoal Church
Located at the corner
of 8th &Atlantic \
8:30 a.m. Service
10:00 p.m. Service
6 p.m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE 2nd Sunday
Sunday Holy Communion 8:00 &10:00am
5th SundayMoming Prayer 1000 am
Sunday Children's Bible Class- 10:00am
Wednesday Holy Communion-12:15 pm
Rev.J. Michael Bowhay, Rector
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Morning Worship .... 11:01 am
Evening Worship ...... 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer .....6:00 pm
Bible Sludy-Thursdays... 10:00 am
"Senring the Lord With Gfadness"
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7:00 pm Spanish "
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.201 Help Wanted
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Housekeepers. Great pay, and flexible
STEVE JOHNSON AUTOMOTIVE
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S 201 Help Wanted
OWNER OPERATORS Guaranteed min
2700 mVwk. All miles paid loaded/ empty.
Class-A CDL. Lease Purchase Program,
discount plans.for major medical & more.
Fleet owners welcome (866)220-7845
Is now accepting applications for F/T,
P/T on call employment. No nights or
weekends. Background check. Drug
free workplace. Must be 21 or older.
904-261-6262. Must have own vehicle.
DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW -
Learn to drive, for Schneider National.
Earn $700/wk. No experience needed.
Local CDL \training. Job ready in 15
days (888)368-1964. ANF
SUMMER COLLEGE GARDEN HELP -
Weed, trim, mulch very large garden.
20 hrs +/- per wk. $8/hr. Prefer hort.
or college student. (904)310-6325
FERNANDINA BEACH CHRISTIAN
ACADEMY OF 1ST BAPTIST Is
seeking innovative Christian certified
teachers for grades K-2. Send resume
DRIVERS/FLATBED CLASS A Get
home weekends, Southeast Regional.
Earn up to 39r/mile. 1 year OTR
flatbed exp req'd. (800)572-5489
x227, SunBelt Transport, LLC. ANF
YMCA NOW HIRING
part time after school care positions.
Seeking energetic and active role
models with a passion for youth
development. Applications available on
line @ firstcoastymca.org. EOE / Drug
ATTN: DRIVERS Freight up = more
$$. New pay pkg, new KW
conventional, 2 mos CDL Class A
driving exp. (877)258-8782. ANF
FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES
of North Florida
is a non-profit organization created
to provide all child protection services
previously performed by the Depart-
ment of Children and Families (DCF) in
Duval and Nassau Counties. We are
seeking to fill the following three
positions In our Yulee, FL office: Fami-
ly Services Supervisor, Family Preser-
vation Worker, Transporter. Please e-
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and to view other employment oppor-
tunities, please visit www.fssjax.org
the employment link on the bottom of
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CARIBBEAN TAN & SALON looking
for 2 Hair Stylists & a Nail Tech. Great
opportunity. Pis call (904)557-5829 or
apply in person, 474264 State Rd. 200.
AFTER SCHOOL BABYSITTER -
needed Hon-Fri. Call (904)206-4355,
leave message. Will call back.
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DRIVERS Steady refrigerated & dry
van freight. Daily or weekly pay.
Hometime choices. Modern equipment.
CDL-A, 3 mos current OTR exp. (800)
414-9569 www.drlveknight.com. ANF
MISS, KATE'S PRE-K now
Interviewing career-oriented individuals
for morning VPK or afternoon after-
-care, M-F. Early childhood experience
and/ or education preferred: Contact
Kate at 321-0049 or
COMMERCIAL ELECTRICIANS -
wanted for 13 weeks full time in Yulee.
Send resume to
EXPERIENCED OTR FLATBED
DRIVERS Earn 50 up to 55 cpm
loaded. $1000 sign on to qualified
drivers. Home most weekends. Call:
(843)266-3731 / bulldoghiway.com.
204 Work Wanted
We do Carpentry, Painting,
Doors, Windows, Shutters,
Repairs, Chores & Errands.
Exp'd. Reliable. (904)277-4261
WELL-ESTABLISHED (5 YEARS)
LOCAL FRANCHISE PUBLICATION -
for sale: Part-time, work from home,
great money and fun! Owner moving.
301 Schools &
MEDICAL CAREERS begin here.
Train online for Allied Health & Medical
Management. Job placement assist-
ance. Computer avail. Financial aid if
qualified. SCHEV certified. (888)203-
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AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train. for
hands on Aviation Maintanance Career.
FAA approved program. Financial aid if
qualified Housing avail. Call Aviation
Institute of MainWteeine --(866)314-
GARAGE SALE Fri. & Sat. at 2106
Jekyll Ct. Harley items, toys, baby
swing, high chair, knick-knacks, &
YARD SALE Fri. 7/20, 8am-12pm &
Sat. 7/21, 8am-lpm. 1325 Marian Dr.,
off of Buccaneer Trail behind Amelia
River Golf Club.
ESTATE SALE AAAA Storage, 1830 S
8th St, next, to Staples. Thurs, Fri and
Sat, July 19th, 20th and 21st, 9:00 -
3:00 but 9:00 1:00 on Sat. Numbers
to enter at 8:30 on Thurs. End tables,
chest of drawers, bookshelves, bar
stools, portable dishwasher, entertain-
ment stands, Princess House, Longa-
berger basket, Vera Bradley bag,
costume jewelry, cookbooks, kitchen
items, ladies clothing (sizes L, XL, 1X,
2X) books, lots of misc. More info,
photos and map go to
Fish Fry: Sat. 7/21, lam-,3pm:
Yard Sale: 9am ?
$5 plates include a fish sandwich,
potato salad, & coleslaw. Located in
Deer Walk Plaza, 474380 SR 200-AlA.
SAT. 7/21 ONLY Multi family, 8am-
noon. Gheenoe, generator, desk, tools,
home furnishings, sports equipment,
too many items to list. 2178 Lakeside
Dr. East, Egans Bluff community.
96559 OTTER RUN DR. Sat. 7/21,
8am-noon. 2 like new recliners,
pictures, housewares, DVDs, bicycle,
exercise equipment, 10 ft lighted
Christmas tree, Christmas decorations,
much more. Rain date 7/28.
MULTI-FAMILY DAYCARE CLOSING
GARAGE SALE Sat. 7/21, 8am-3pm.
Furniture, aquarium, table hockey, prer
lit Christmas tree & Christmas items,
and much more. 23689 Arrigo Blvd.,
MOVING SALE Furniture, lawn &
yard items, collectibles,. kitchen,
children's books, games, CD's, & much
more. 502 Starboard Landing. Sat.
602 Articles for Sale
REVO 4-WHEEL MOBILITY SCOOT-
ER Full-size, compact lightweight de-
sign. Easily disassembles for transport.
Battery charger included. $700. (717.)
FOCUS SPEAKERS by Legacy -
$2500/pr. Exc. condition. Rosewood
finish w/]PS custom bass alignment
filter 7/driver-4/way system, 175 Ibs,
approx 56"x16x14. Eclectic CD/vinyl
album music collection.* McKinley
leather teal couch, chair, ottoman &
other furniture. Call (904)310-5083,or
S 603 Miscellaneous
MEET SINGLES right now! No paid
operagrs, just real,:,people like you..-
Browse greetings, exchange messages
& connect live. Try it free. Call now
ANTIQUE SOLID OAK lion claw foot
dining table, 42" diameter, round,
expandable w/leaves. (239)821-2399
ORTHOPEDIC RECLINER Electric
powered to stand up position, Beige
with muted design, good condition,
1612 usical Instruments
BABY GRAND PIANO for sale. 1982
WW Kimball Baby Grand, $3,500/OBO.
Was recently appraised at $5,800+,
but moving and ready to sell. (904)
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Landscape Design & Installation
Flowerbeds, Mulch, Cleanups
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Landscape Design & Installation
Irrigation Installation & Repair
Seasonal Lighting Projects
Sod Installation & Repair
Concrete Pavers & Fre Pits
Deck Installation & Repair
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Grading Services &Drainage
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ON ISLAND N. 14th 1BR w/utils
$225 wk/$895 mo. Off Island Lg re-
S U, OII O modld 3/2 DWMH, Nassauvlle, CH&A,
fenced 1 ac. $800 + dep. 261-5034:
3BR/2BA TRIPLE .WDE sitting on 4
acres on Lofton Creek. Close to YMS
and YH9. $104,900. (904)583-2009.
MOBILE HOME For- Sale.. 1979
Skyline, 12x61, 2BR/1BA; very good
condition. Have title & ready to move.
3BR/1.5BA 1 car attached garage,
24x24 detached garage, on 1/2 acre
lot, 410 S. 14th St. $164,900. Call
AMELIA PARK TOWNHOUSE 3BR/
2.SBA + granny flat 1BR/1BA w/kitch7
enette above 2-car gar. 1620 heated
sq. ft. $314,900. Near shopping. FSBO.
(843)222-2371. Brokers protected.
MIEr, urFI I UivrnrIsI
Visit www.Oceanfro)tAmelia.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. .
EXECUTIVE OFFICE SPACE Located
on highly desirable Sadler Rd. 655
sqft, 2 office suite with restroom.
Conference room is available. Can be
leased or purchased as office condo.
.Call Sam Sell, realtor with Watson
Realty-Corp at 904-625-6678.
NEW COTTAGE on the lake. Only
$69,900. Dockable shoreline. Sale Sat.
7/28 only. Never before offered Gor-
geous new designer ready lakefront
cottage in beautiful setting on spectac-
ular, recreational lake. Boat, ski, swim,
fish, more: Paved roads, power &
phone. Perfect for vacation home or
weekend getaway. Must see. Exc
financing. (866)952-5336 x222. ANF
DOUBLEWIDE 3BR/2BA + office, in
Yulee. New carpet & new appliances.
Services dogs only. $1000/mo. + dep.
(904)704-4989 or (904)225-5392
3BR/2BA Fenced yard, on Harts Rd.
$850/mo. -Call (904)225-2587.
RV RENTALS AVAILABLE In a
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WiFi included. (904)225-5577.
3BR/1BA Nassauville. Washer/dryer,
garbage svc., cable TV, electric, fully
furnished, comer lot. $600.'r,6 + tS00
deposit eledr(6tybilll ,`'04 o27i ? '
RENT/OPTION TO BUY Owner
financed. Lg 3/2 with den DWMH, 1 ac
fenced, CH&A, remodeled, Nassauville.
$800/mo. + dep. (904)261-5034
.3BR/2BA APARTMENT available In
great downtown location. Semi-furnish-
ed, office, WIFI and utilities Included.
Adjacent to the Hampton Inn and
Suites, 19 South 2nd St., Fernandlna
Beach. Lease and references required.
,$1600/month. Contact Bob Ramshaw
THE COLONY 2Bi/1BA with garage.
$950/mo. Stoney Creek 3BR/2.5BA.
$1200/mo. Amelia Rentals, (904)261-9129
S POST OAK APARTMENTS
Affordable Living Rent from $560-
&747 for eligible persons/families. 1 &
2 Bedrooms. Post Oak Apartments
(904)277-7817. Handicap Accessible
apartments available. *This Institution
Is an equal opportunity provider, and
employer. TDD: 711
COTTAGES OF STONEY CREEK -
Gated community, 3BR/2.5BA. Pool w/
cabana; summer kitchen & sunbathing
deck. $1195 Includes garbage service.
Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. 277-0006
VERY NICE 2BR/2BA Lagoon Villa
on OAIP. All appliances included. Walk
to beach. $1,300/mo. Call 'Susan,
(904)557-6501'. Amelia Island Proper-
ties,.Inc. 319 Centre St. FB, FL 32034.
#7 JASMINE PLACE Duplex,
2BR/2BA flat. $875 Includes lawn,
garbage/sewer, water, & W/D. Nick
Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006
LARGE 3BR/2BA HOUSE off island.
$1250/mo. Call Greg at 556-2573.
FOR RENT 3BR/2BA at Flora Parke.
$1350/mo. Call Linda (321)231-3888.
NICE 3BR/1BA HOME with garage
& fenced yard. $900/mo. Call Greg
TOWNHOME OCEAN VIEW 2168B
First Avenue, built in 2009, unfum-
Ished, 1750 sq. ft., 3BR/3.5BA, double
garage; one-year lease $1,500/month,
available August 1. 904-206-0238
SA L ES I
BEAUTIFUL GATEWAY TO AMELIA
Office Space All utilities, CAM, & tax
Included. 2 rooms, 370sf. $695. Call
EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office
space from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft.
Includes utilities, Internet, common
area receptionist, conference room,
break room, & security. For Info-call
HISTORIC CENTRE STREET -. Office
Suite. Hardwood floors, brick expos-
ures, new windows, reception area and
more. (3) Offices, (2) Bathrooms.
Must seel $1250/mo. Call (904)261-
9556 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3 BerOom Special
i99A e serity depos t
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.. Charm! .- o~rs
Close to schools & riPrw ite
shopping. Spf'.t* P
20 ndutes to sa CPitsr
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37149 Cod (Cirdt Hillard, FL
Sal. /Sun. b% .Appl.
1925 S. 14T St., Suite 4
Amelia Island, FL
^ Sales (904)277-9700
Surfside Properties, Inc. www.ameliasurfside.com
338 TARPON AVE., 338 Tarpon FLORA PARKE 3 BR/2 BA very
Ave., 3 Plex at Main Beach. $265,000 nice home $163,000 MLS# 56950.
5494 Ervin St, Great opportunity on the corner of 96209 CAPTAINS POINTE RD.
Lewis and Ervin street on historical American Beach. Premium residential lot in gated co-
This 50'x1l15' lot is fenced. Price includes two homes
being sold "as is" with the right to inspect. The homes munity. $119,900 MLS#56321
are presently occupied. Beware of dogs in the yard.
Call for appt. $190,000 MLS#55370
Amelia By The 'Sea, Ground Floor 633 Ocean Ave (house)& 634 N. Fletcher (lot)
Unit! 2/2 $295,000 MLS #57243 combined properties. One quarter (1/4) interest
for sale. "As Is" $150,000 MLS#55815.
Summer Beach FOR RENT
Lots Let us professionally
Lots manage your property for youl
Lot 10 lan Dr. Commercial
*Lot.13 Avery Rd.
Lot 15 Avery Rd.
$44,000 Commercial Office Space available.
199 19 -10 S RTH 1 $300:mo n t. i uillliln pe, ui.i
3BR/2BA on Piney Island. $1,200/
mo. No smoking. (904)463-2770
2BR/2BA SINGLE FAMILY HOME -
on large lot, near hospital. $950/mo.
Call (904)261-0816 or (904)557-1682.
4BR/2BA MARSH FRONT HOME on
Blackrock. 1 block from AIA. Tile floors
downstairs, hardwood upstairs, over 1
acre. Great neighborhood. $900/mo.
Call Mutt (904)206-2040.
3BR/2.5BA HOME located in gated
community. Granite countertops, wood
floors, SS appliances & mary extras.
$1300/mo + $800 dep. (904)237-7324
861 Vacation Rentals
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
VACATIbN CHALET in N. Carolina
Mountains. River overlook, cozy, well
furnished, majestic views. Peaceful.
$495 a-week. Call (904)757-5416.
CLASSIC 1990 MERCEDES 420 SEL
- all options, V8, all receipts. Excellent
condition. 142K miles. Local car, local
service. $6,000. (978)877-2613
VARIOUS OFFICES 600-1500sf.
2382 Sadler Rd. behind Amelia
house w/12'X15' office & bath. Two
12X12 roll up doors. Amelia Island In-
dustrial Park, 2424-B Lynndale Rd. Call
Jim Deal 261-6230 or cell 415-0423.
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LOOKING FOR small apartment or 2007 FORD F150 TRUCK Good
efficiency in downtown Fernandina. condition. Runs well. $7,500/OBO. Call
Please email email@example.com (904)806-3297.
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904 556-1515 REALESTATE
904 556-1 515 Fenandis Beasch Reali
Hickory Village. 3/2. 1616SF.
NOT a Short Sale. Split floor plan.
Spacious Master Suite.
Covered. screened patio, fenced yard.
backs up to pond. Won't last long.
$150.600. MLS# 57768
Real Estate, Inc.
CHRYSLER 300 TOURING 2005 -
Silver, 64,000 mlles.'. One owner.'
2005 TOYOTA COROLLA Well
maintained. Excellent condition.
$7,500. Call (904)556-9118.
Saturday, July 21 1PM-4PM
86071 SPRING MEADOW AVENUE
3BR/2BA 'ASF 1324
86096 SPRING MEADOW AVENUE
3BR/1BA ASF 1200
86257 SPRING MEADOW AVENUE
4BR/2BA ASF 1634
,, RESIDENTIAL LONG TERM RETAS
RESIDENTIAL LONG TERM RENTALS
94117 Fiddlers Walk Lane 2512 sf. 4BR/3BA home
in Fiddlers Walk on over an 1/2 acre well landscaped
corner lot. Large guest rooms withbay windows.
Wood floors throughout. Over sized Florida room on
back with tiled floors. Upgraded kitchen with double
oven. Master bath has walk-in shower arid jetted tub.
Pets ok. OffIlsland. $1,750/mo.
1984 Burnham Lane 2279 sf. 3BR/3.5BA beautiful
detached Amelia Park home located in the heart of
Amelia Island! Wood flooring throughout the main
living areas. Kitchen overlooks large Family Room
with fireplace. Home features two Master Suites! Plus
large shaded porches on the front of the house. Bonus
two c* garage. Pets ok. On Island. $1,750/mo.
404 Georgia Avenue 2257 sf. 4BR/2BA home in the
Portside community. Hardwood and tile flooring
thr-ugholtu rlh living areas. Large Living Room with
Fireplace! Formal Dining Room., Kitchen~ with
Butler's pantry and Corian counter tops. Well sized
Master Suite with separate Garden Tub ard Shower.
Screened Lanai, Pets ok. On Island. $1,750/mo.
95457 Sonoma Dr 2601 sf. 5BR/3BA 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
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 AlP membership available.
Washer & Dryer. Pets ok. On Island. $1,500/mo.
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Surf & Racket #A110 1BR/1BA condo with ocean and
pool view. Furnished with all utilities. No pets. On Island..
76391 Deerwood Drive 1764 sf. 3BR/2BA.home in the
Tiinbercreek community. Spacious galley style Kitchen
with Corian counters! Huge screened Porch overlooking
backyard and preserve. Family Room has surround sound!
2038 Marlin Court 1400 sf 3BD/2BA, Wood floors,
,ith den and fenced backyard with deck. Centrally located
on island, Pet OK. $1,275/mr6.
86222 Evergreen Place -1590 sf 3BR/2BA split floor plan
home in Hickory Village, Bright and open with fireplace in
, the Family room. Breakfast nook kitchen. Two car garage.
Irrigation system. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,200/mo.
861478 Worthington Drive- 1386 sf. 3BR/2BA residence
in the Page Hill community. Split floor plan with extra
room for Den or Office space.
Well appointed Eat-in Kitchen overlooking the large
Family Room, Large backyard that is partially fenced. Two
car garage. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,195/mo.
2235 Cashen Wood Drive -.1,444 sf. 3BR/2BA home
located in a quite neighborhood on the Island. Open floor
plan. Large yard with lots of shade. Pets ok. On Island.
2343 Cashen Wood Drive 1416 sf 3BR/2BA
Fernandina home in the Cashen Wood neighborhood,
Large kitchen overlooking Family rom .wirh breakfast
nook. Master suite with private bath. Convenient location
to almost everything Island life has to offer. Pets ok. On
96091 Stoney Dr 1407 sf. 2BR/2BA ground floor unit in
the Cottages' of Stoney Creek. Tiled throughout living
areas. Kitchen witheat-in Breakfast area and wrap around
bar with Corian counter tops. Large Master Suite. Screened
porch overlooking woodedpreserve. Washer & Dryer. Pets
ok. OffIsland.' $1,000/mo.
837B.Mary St. 816 sf2BD/IBA first floor duplex located
on the North end'of Amelia Island. Bright and open with
large yard and carport. Pets ok. On Island. $850/mo.
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LONG TERM RENTALS
*3423 S. FletchecAvenue-2BR/i BA across from
the beach. Nice Deck, Furnished with washer
Sand dryer.$ 1000/mo. utilities.
514 S. 14th Street 3BRI.IBA. Nice large
fenced yard. Available Sept. Ist. $950Jmo .
* 2519 S. Fletcher Ave. 3BR/2.5BA with 2880
sq.ft. Grand old beach house with unusual
floor plan and lots of parking $1,650/mo. plus
S23820 Flora Park Blvd.4BR/2BA 1988 approx.
sq.ft. home. $1,350/mo. plus util. Avail.
-76129 Long Pond Loop- 3BR/2BA 1723 sq.ft.
,$1,200 plus utilities
BEACH COTTAGE/MONTHLY RENTAL
*2BR/IBA furnished 1801 S. Fletcher Ave.
$1,650/mo. includes most utilities, water,
sewer,garbage, cable and internet. Available in
*AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHLY
2BR/I BA Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher. Across
the street froln the beach.All util, wi-fi,TV &
* 3BR/ 3BA townhome In Sandpiper Loop
$1850/wk plus taxes & cleaning fee.
SAmelia Park Unit B small office (2 rooms)
with bath, 576 sq. ft. $ 1000mo. + sales tax.
* Five Points Village 1,200 sq. f.AIA/S 8th St.
exposure Greatfor retail, services, or office:
$1,200/mo +sales tax.
SAmelia Park Unit E (14th St frontage) 910
approx.sq.fL, 3 offices, reception area, kitchen
and bathroom. $1450/mo. + utilities.
S1839 S. 8th St. adjacent to Huddle House,
1,800 sq.ft $1700/mo. lease + tax Sale also
* Office Complex w/tenant for ale I excellent
investment 1941 Citrona Dr 4690 sq.ft.
including additional lot Call for more info
FRIDAY, JUIY 20, 2012/News-Leader
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