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Child, 4, exits daycare alone

Police and state officials are inves-
tigating a local church daycare serv-
ice after a child left in its care was
found wandering downtown
Fernandina Beach alone Tuesday
morning, authorities said.
The 4-year-old boy from Yulee was
spotted walking along the 700 block of
Centre Street by two passersby about
8 a.m. Tuesday minutes after his
mother dropped him off at Lamb
Christian Preschool & Daycare a
block and a half away, according to a




- again

According to the city manager's
office, Fernandina Beach Fire Chief
Dan Hanes resigned his position
Wednesday in orcer to accept a posi-
tion with the West Palm Beach Fire
The effective date of his resig-
nation is Oct 30, but he will be leav-
ing the city's employment today.
Hanes had formerly held the
position as city fire chief from
November 2oi0.1 to March 2011, but
left to take a position in Fort
Lauderdale. He had previously
worked for the Fort Lauderdale
department for 27 years.
Hanes returned to the fire chief
position Aug. 6. At that time, he
i>eplaced Chuck Bogle, who
resigned from the position after
holding it for six months.
City Manager Joe Gerrity
mailed Thursday to say that Hanes
would be leaving again. He said
Jason Higginbotham would once
again assume the position of interim
fire chief for the city.

police incident report.
A Fernandina Beach Police offi-
cer arrived minutes later and, after
speaking with the boy, returned him
to daycare officials at Memorial United
Methodist Church. Police said they
were not aware he was missing.
The state Department of Children
and Families is investigating, Deputy
Police Chief Mark Foxworth said
"Our role at this point is, we will
coordinate with the (Department of
Children and Families) to see if they
will take any administrative action,"
said Foxworth, who added that

charges of child neglect could be
The boy is safe now, but Foxworth
said the issue is concerning because
the youngster crossed two streets
alone. After leaving the daycare cen-
ter, located behind the church at 601
Centre St., the boy crossed both
Seventh and Centre streets before
two citizens spotted him on Centre
Street near the intersection with
Eighth Street, he said.
Charlene Estes, assistant director
for the daycare, told investigators that
directors took attendance that morn-
ing, but said the child asked to use the

bathroom, police said.
Instead, the boy walked down the
hall and slipped out of the building
by pressing a button that unlocks the
door electronically, the police report
'They didn't take it lightly, every-
one was concerned," Foxworth said.
"It wasn't something they brushed
Estes, contacted by phone
Wednesday, declined comment.
Melissa Schol, director of the day-
care center, referred questions to a
CHILD Continued on 3A


String lights once again illuminate trees along Centre Street. According to former city commissioner
Beano Roberts, who spearheaded the tree lighting project, 34 trees are now displaying lights down-
town, 27 of them on Centre Street and four in the pocket parks. Previously, only 19 trees were light-
ed. Some of the ambient uplighting that replaced the previous string lights is Also being used, Roberts
said. The total amount spent on the lighting was $7,858 out of $8,169 in donations, Roberts said,
anrid the extra amount was given to the city.

Paranormal fan

leads ghost tours


and you're not likely to
hear the response, "I lead
ghost tours."
But that's exactly what Megan
Hettinger does. As one of six Amelia
Island Museum of History ghost
tour leaders, on various Fridays at 6
p.m., she meets a few intrepid
trekkers at the cemetery behind St.
Peter's Episcopal Church and leads
them on an exciting tour.
Hettinger brings history alive
during the one-hour walk through
Fernandina's streets, detailing the
hauntings, ghostly appearances and
spine-tingling events that have
become part of the city's lore.
"Megan is a recent addition to the
museum as a tour guide who pres-
ents the ghost stories with a new

freshness that excites the listener. '.
She is enthusiastic and always will-.
ing to give as many tours as I can
arrange," said Amelia Island
Museum of History Volunteer and
Tour Director Thea Seagraves. -
A great fan of the paranormal,
Hettinger says she loves learning
and sharing our local history.
"It's an excellent way to know
about your community and welcome
those who are visiting or locals who
want to experience an entertaining,
educational and spooky tour."
It took about two months to learn
the chilling narrative she speaks dur-
ing the tour, said Hettinger.
One of the stories told describes
"poor Nettie Thompson" who had a
brick house built for her because she
was terrified of fire. She perished in
a hotel fire but her spirit is said to
TOUR Continued on 3A

Ghost Tour leader Megan Hettinger relates the spooky tale of
Amelia Duryee, a grumpy lady who donated the horse and dog
fountain in front of the old train depot.




At an airport vision workshop
Monday, city commissioners agreed
the Fernandina Beach Municipal
Airport's master plan needs updating.
Some of those updates could include a
welcome center, fire station, green tech-
nology and possibly a second fixed-
base operator.
Mayor Arlene Filkoff asked Andrew
Holesko of airport consulting firm
Passero Associates if the city's facility
could be considered to have the latest
safety standards and technology.
Holesko, who worked on the air-
port's last master plan in 1999, said
having additional instrument approach-
es "would allow the runway system to
be usable 365 days a year," but in order
to have those approaches more trees
would have to be taken down and the
instrument approaches would have to
be expanded.
He noted runways 22 and 13 are
already instrument approaches, but
that the FAA will not allow Runway 4 to
be an instrument approach because of
the proximity to the Jacksonville
International Airport
Commissioner Tim Poynter said he
recalled the city commission saying
previously that no more trees should be
cut down at the airport, and that there
would be no more instrument
AIRPORT Continued on 3A

City hears



prop osal

The city may have very little to lose,
and something to gain, if it allows a
second fixed-base operator at the
Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport.
But according to a presentation at
Tuesday's city commission meeting,
the city may have no choice but to
allow it.
Local businessman Brian Echard
submitted a commercial lease and oper-
ating permit application to City
Manager Joe Gerrity on Sept. 24 for a
second fixed-base operator at the air-
port Currently the sole fixed-base oper-
ator is McGill Aviation, which offers
ground support and fuel services.
According to Echard's presentation
Tuesday evening, the Federal Aviation
Administration requires the city to
"negotiate in good faith and on rea-
sonable terms with prospective aero-
nautical service providers" if the city is
not already providing identical servic-
Called 8 Flags Aviation, the new
FBO would provide services "appro-
priate to a high-end resort destination
... and first-class aviation services to
both local and visiting aviators," accord-
ing to Echard.
Echard said he had worked for the
FBO Continued on 3A

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Patsy Sue George
Patsy Sue George, age 73,
of Fernandina Beach, passed
away on Wednesday morning,
October 17, 2012 at the Acosta
Rua Center for Caring in
Born in Folkston, GA, she
was the daughter of William
Brice and Mary Gladys Crews
George. At an early age, her
family moved to Fernandina
Beach where her father worked
as a Fisherman, Shrimper and
eventually with Mosquito
Control. Growing up in
*Fernandina, Patsy graduated
from Fernandina Beach High
School, Class of 1957. As a
teenager, she worked at
Lockwood's Drug Store and the
Five and Dime on Centre Street
During her twenty's she worked
at the Five J's Restaurant. In her
early thirty's, Patsy enrolled and
graduated from Cosmeto-logy
School in Jacksonville Beach.
She worked for many years with
Alberta Leeper at Alberta's
Beauty Shop on 6th Street. In
1990, Mrs. Leeper retired, allow-
ing Patsy to purchase and
rename the business, Patsy's
Beauty Shop. In the mid 2000s,
she retired from hairdressing
continuing to work in the Deli at
Publix and Winn Dixie.
Patsy enjoyed reading
romance novels and had been a
longtime member of North 14th
Street Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents,
she is preceded in death by her
brother, Alfred Brice "Buddy"
George, who passed away in
She leaves behind, her son,
James Brice George (Mariana),
Kingsland, GA, a sister, Peggy
Konopa, Anderson, SC,
four grandchildren, Alexander
James George, James Michael,
George, Rebecca Michelle
George, Gracelyn Marie
George, two nephews and two
Funeral services will be at
11:00 am on Monday, October
22, 2012 in the Burgess Chapel
of Oxley-Heard with Reverend
Noel Roberts, officiating.
Ms. George will be laid to
rest beside her mother in Sardis
Cemetery, Folkston, GA.
Her family will receive
friends from 5:00-7:00 pm on
Sunday at Oxley-Heard,
Please share her life story
at www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley-Heard'Funeral Directors

W E.'Bill' Henefeld
Mr. William Edward "Bill"
Henefeld, age 64, of Fernandina
Beach, passed away on
Wednesday morning, October
17, 2012 at
ManorCare of
Born in
Pittsburgh, PA,
he was the
youngest of
three children born to the late
SFrederick and Pearl Barmetler
Henefeld. As a young man
raised in Pittsburgh, he was pas-
sionate about' their sports
teams, oftentimes walking to
the ballpark to. watch the games.
He was a graduate of Dormont
High School, Class of 1966.
During his junior year at
Dormont, he began to date and
court Barbara Ann Lenz, who
would agree to become his wife
in 1969. During their next 43

years of marriage, they had two
sons and made their home in
Pittsburgh until coming to
Fernandina Beach in 1998.
Mr. Henefeld had worked as
a baggage handler with U.S.
. Airlines for 30 years. He
worked for 16 years in
Pittsburgh and in Jacksonville,
FL for the remaining 14 until
retiring in 2010. As a longtime
devoted employee of U.S. Air,
he was a member of the Local
IAM Union.
From 1976 until the mid-
1990s Mr. Henefeld coached
baseball in the American Legion
League of the Moon Baseball
Association in Pittsburgh.
During these years of mentor-
ing countless young men aged
16-18, he was respected and
revered not only for his ability to
direct the focus and energy of
his team but also for standing up
for his players in the face of
adversity. While working with
U.S. Air in Pittsburgh, he played
on their traveling softball team.
Whatever team was playing for
Pittsburgh, whether it be the
Pirates, the Steelers or the
Penguins, they were his team.
Preceding him in death are
his parents, a brother, Fred, a
sister, June and a nephew,.
Rocky Collavo.
Mr. Henefeld leaves behind,
his wife of 43 years, Barbara A.
Henefeld, .Fernandina Beach,
FL, two sons, Derek Henefeld,
Fernandina Beach, FL, David
Henefeld (Shawna), Houston,
TX, three grandchildren, Tyler,
Kenneth and Lizzie, his father in
law, Charles J. Lenz, Pittsburgh,
PA, a special nephew, Michael
Collavo (Deborah), Pittsburgh,
PA, special nieces, Mary Ellen
Collavo Crocker, Atlantic Beach,
FLand Susan Hudson (Jimmy),
Pittsburgh, PA, brother in law,
Victor Collavo, sisters in law,
'Debbie Kolod, Donna Riter, all
of Pittsburgh, PA, many nieces,
nephews and special feline
The Mass of Christian Burial
will be at 11 a.m. on Monday,
October 22, 2012 at St. Michael
Catholic Church with Reverend
Jose Kallukalum, Celebrant.
His family will receive
friends on Sunday, from 5-7 p.m.
in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley
Heard Funeral Home where the
Vigil for the Deceased will be
held at 6 p.m.
Please share his life story at
Oxtey-HeardFuneral Directors

Beverly Jean Perkins
Miss Beverly Jean Perkins,
age 49, of American Beach,
Fernandina Beach, FL passed
away on Monday, October 15,
2012 at Baptist Medical Center
- Nassau.'
Born in Detroit, MI, she was

one of five chil-
dren born to
Sylvia Knight
Perkins and the
late Harrison
M. Perkins.
Growing up in
Detroit, she

was a graduate of Winter Halter
High School, Class of 1981.
After completing high school,
Beverly and her twin sister,
Kimberly, came to Fernandina
Beach. For many years she had
worked as the Custodian at the
Nassau County Courthouse.
She possessed a big heart,
loved all people, enjoyed cro-
cheting, laughter and daily con-





The Fernandina Beach High Pirates picked up.
their fifth straight win of the season against the
Baker County Wildcats in Macclenny. '.
October 18, 1962'

Two Panamanian stowaways jumped ship in .,
Fernandina Beach but were quickly captured by
authorities after one broke his foot in the 30-foot
jump to the concrete pier.
October 22, 1987

The city commission approved three resolu-
tions facilitating the salt marsh restoration at
Egans Creek.
October 18, 2002


versations with her family and
Miss Perkins was a member
of St. Michael Catholic Church.
She leaves behind her long-
time companion, John Telfair
Holmes, Fernandina Beach, her
daughter, Danielle Holmes,
Detroit, MI, her mother, Sylvia
Knight Perkins, Lavonia, MI,
one brother, Roderick Harrison
Perkins, Detroit, MI, three sis-
ters, Sylvia Johnson, Yulee,
Yolanda Perkins, Detroit, MI,
her twin, Kimberly Ann Ross,
Fernandina Beach, two
nephews, Rufus Lewis Johnson
and Marcus Justin Johnson.
The Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at
St. Michael Catholic Church
with Reverend Jose Kallukalum,
Her family will receive
friends from 5-7 pm on Monday
in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley
Heard where the Vigil for the
Deceased will be held at 6 p.m.
Please share her life story
at oxleyheard.com.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Jennie Thomley
Jennie Thomley Vinzant, age
50, formerly of Fernandina
Beach, passed away on Mon-
day, October 15 2012 at her
home in Ft. Mitchell, AL.
Born in Orlando, FL, she
was the daughter of the late Pat
Hulbert and Ellen Beatrice Lord
Thomley, Sr. Her family came to
Fernandina Beach in 1965 and
later moved to
Ki ss imm ee
where Jennie
.. school, gradu-
.a i eating from
Osceola High
School, Class of
1980. Her family returned to
Fernandina Beach in 1984 when
she began working in the
Banking Industry.
She had worked in various
roles in banking to include
Branch Manager for Barnett
Bank ofJacksonville, First Coast
Community Bank of
Fernandina Beach and in
Callahan, FL. In February of
2012, she and her companion,
Hank Hall, moved to Ft.
Mitchell, AL
As a lifelong Floridian,
Jennie enjoyed Gator games at
the-Swamp in Gainesville and
boating on Lake George.
She was Southern Baptist by
She leaves behind, her
daughter, Lindsey Vinzant, cur-
rently serving in the United
States Navy in Norfolk, VA,'
Lindsey's father, George M.
Vinzant, Yulee, FL, one brother,
Pat H. Thomley, Jr. (Lilly),
Fernandina Beach, FL, sisters,
Janet Byrd (Rob), Ashland City,
TN, Norma Honey (Tony),
Franklin, TN, Donna Williams,
Eustis, FL, Mary Lou Newhart
(Glenn), Castleberry, FL, com-
panion, Hank Hall, Ft. Mitchell,
AL and numerous nieces and
Memorial services will be at
2:30 pm, on Monday, October
22, 2012 in the Burgess Chapel
of Oxley-Heard Funeral Home.
Her family will receive
friends on Monday, from 1:30
pm until the hour .service at
Please share her life story
at www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors


Charles A. Perkins, age
57, died on Friday, Oct. 12,
Green Pine Funeral Home
Melanie A. Watkins, age
48, died on Saturday, Oct. 13,
2012. Arrangements were
incomplete at time of publica-
Green Pine FuneralHome
Kay West, age 68, passed
away October 10,2012. Funeral
services were held Monday at
First Baptist Church of

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Domestic violence everybody's business

For the News- Leader

Domestic violence is a crime that reaches
far beyond the victim's home. The effects and
the actual incidents travel with them wherever
they go and that includes their place of
employment. Yet with more and more victims
coming forth and disclosing domestic vio-
lence in their lives, a smart business owner
will be proactive instead of reactive in
addressing this terrible crime.
Statistics show that:,
74 percent of domestic violence victims
reported also being harassed at work.
Domestic violence costs U.S. businesses
nearly $6 billion annually in aggregate costs
including $4.1 billion in direct medical and
mental health services.
Nearly 8 million days of paid work per
year are lost as a result of domestic violence
that is the equivalent of 32,000 full-time jpbs.
In a National Safe Workplace Institute
survey, 78 percent of HR professionals consid-
er domestic violence a workplace issue while
94 percent of corporate security directors
rank it as a high security concern.
With one out of every four women
reporting physical abuse by an intimate part-
ner, it is certain that a company of any size
has an employee experiencing violence at
What can you do as a business leader in
the community?
More and more employers who fail to pro-
tect their employees from violence at the
workplace may be liable. Jury awards on aver-
age around $1.2 million nationwide with the
average settlement being $600,000. Workplace
safely and liability concerns are a major part
of our business world today.
1. Establish a policy against domestic vio-
lence. One that defines domestic violence


addresses how an employ-
ee can get help and how
your workplace has taken
steps to address a safe
work environment. Most
importantly, let your
employees know that it is
okay to discuss with man-

agement their safety concerns without threat
of losing their job. Micah's Place can assist
with tailoring a plan that works for you and
your business. It can also provide domestic
violence education to your management team
and employees.
2. Know the warning signs of domestic vio-
lence at work. Domestic violence should no
longer be considered a private matter, you
may be the one to make a difference and save
a life.
Signs to look for include:
Unexplained bruising or injuries
Distraction or difficulty concentrating
High absenteeism rate
Signs of upsetting or numerous calls
3. Inquire gently and in private. Is it possi-
ble that you are being hurt by your partner?
Do you want to talk about what is going on at
4. Refer them to Micah's Place through its
24-hour confidential hotline 1-800-500-1119
or local 225-9979. Trained advocates can
answer their questions, provide a life saving
safety plan and if necessary provide shelter.
5. Feel free to call Micah's Place for assis-
tance in addressing a specific concern or need
that you may hiav- at your business that
relates to domestic violence.
If you and your business are interested in
ways you can assist Micah's Place in making
Nassau County a safer place for women and
children, contact Kelly Monti, project coordi-
nator, at 491-6364, ext. 102.

AAgendes aim to improve child care
Family Support Services of North Florida five eqtuares to school readiness in a child,"
(FSS) is partnering with Episcopal Children's Kaywork said.
Services (ECS) to help improve the quality of FS is ialo implernienring child welfare er-
Nassau County child care centers and pre- tiication pigram thai will help foster parents
kindergarten programs. identify child care cent.:r that have been des-
FSS and ECS will'hold a joint meeting ignated as- early education partners. To earn
Thursday with directors from local child care certil&ation, hi Id care centers must complete
centers to discuss the implementation of two 10 hours of 'pecializtd training, provided by
new initiatives: a quality child care rating system FSS, and successfully participate in the quality
and-a child welfare certification program for ranking system.
Nassau County child care centers. FSS is spearheading these early education
The meeting will be held at 11:30 am. at the efforts through a $250,000 grant awarded to
Yulee Full Service Center, 479 Felmor Road. the agency last October by the Administration
For more information, contact Ray Holt at (904) for Children and Families, U.S. Department of
432-2723. Health and Human Services. The grant is fund-
FSS is the lead agency for foster care, adop- -ing a 17-month project by FSS to bring togeth-
tion and family preservation in Nassau and er all area agencies and programs involved in
Duval counties. ECS is the lead agency for child child care educational prograins and to evaluate
care centers in Nassau County, responsible for where foster children receive child care and
training, assessments and staff certification as pre-kindergarten services.
well as the local Head Start program. In earlier phases of the project, FSS held
"With the creation of a quality rating sys- focus groups with foster parents from Nassau
tem in Nassau County, we expect to see local and Duval counties to gather information about
child care centers step up their programs to, child careusage. In addition; ,the.agency;held
earn higher ratings," said Lee Kaywork, FSS e.'early education training programs for foster
CEO. 'This will result in improved early edu- parents and kinship caregivers (the relatives
cation opportunities for children in our com- or family friends caring for children when their
munity.." parents are unable to), and evaluated internal
Kaywork also said, "A quality rating system processes and procedures related to early edu-
for child care centers will enable parents to cation for children in child welfare.
make solid comparisons between child care "We are looking to improve the early edu-
centers so they can make sound decisions about cation opportunities we provide to children in
the best child care and earlyleducation options .our care, and at the same time, improve the
for their children." quality of child care for the community."
Studies show that children who attend a Kaywork said. "Through our partnerships and
high-quality child care program excel in school outreach efforts, we hope that all parents come
far above children who did not participate in to understand-the importance of early education
quality early education child care. learning from quality child care and preschool
"Getting a quality early education before age programs."


Center opens
The Coalition for the
Homeless of Nassau County
has opened a Day Drop-in
Center that provides facili-
ties, services and resources
to people experiencing home-
lessness and those at high
risk of homelessness. The
center provides services
such as showers and laundry
facilities, a mailing address,
phone and computer use,
help acquiring needed docu-
The center is located at
the Fernandina Beach
Church of Christ at the cor-
ner of Jasmine and South
14th streets (entrance facing
South. 14th Street). Hours are
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and
Thursday. To volunteer or
for more information, contact
Mary Clemens at 556-6216.
Ve/tran Div

will sponsor the Veterans
Day Parade honoring all who
served at 11 a.m. Nov. 10. For
entry information contact
Cathy Dopson at 261-8473.
The parade will line up at
10:30 a.m. at at Ash and 11th
, streets. Line-up numbers will
be assigned.
Celebrity bag day
The team of Dr. Joyce, Dr.
Luke and Dr. Peter will hold
a Celebrity Bag Day from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. at Publix at
1421 Sadler Road on Oct. 20.
Come in and support your
favorite bagger and see who
can bring in the most tips to
raise funds for Relay for Life.
Celebrity baggers include
Fernandina Beach Police
Chief Jim Hurley, Nassau.'
County Commission Chair
Danny Leeper and Nassau
County Sheriff-elect Bill

Oct. 20 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in
the island Publix parking lot.
Visit www.igiveblood.com.
Gun courses
Gary W. Belson Associa-
tes Inc. will hold concealed
weapon license courses at
4:30 p.m. Oct. 20, 26 and 30.
A basic with defensive tactics
course will be held at 7:45
a.m. Oct. 27 and Nov. 3. For
details and the complete
schedule contact Belson at
491-8358, (904) 476-2037 or
gbelson@bellsouth.net. Visit
Breakfast meeting
Family Support Services
of North Florida (FSS) will
highlight Integrated Substan-
ce Abuse Services for Wo-
men and Children at the
October Breakfast Learning
Series Oct. 23, from 9-10:30
a.m. at the FSS Nassau
Office, 87001 Pirofessional
Way in Yulee. Continental -
breakfast and networking
begin at 8:30 a.m. Register to
attend at FSS.BLS.Nassau
@fssnf.org or 225-5347.
Katrina Robinson-Wheeler
of Sutton Place Behavioral
Health will discuss the suc-
cessful outcomes of integrat-
ed treatment services and
implementing such pro-'
Women meet
The next WOAMTEC
(Women on a Mission to
Earn a Commission) lunch is
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 24 at
the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club. Cost is $15 and
includes lunch. WOAMTEC
offers business-building
opportunities where women
can focus on keeping their
priorities in order of faith,
family and finance without
feeling guilty about it. Con-
tact Lisa at (734) 341-5507 or

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Gretchen Hastings, spokes-
person for the Florida
Conference of the United
Methodist Church, said the
church is cooperating fully
with the DCF investigation and
performing its own internal
review of the incident.
"We're still at the stage of
looking at exactly what
happened," said Hastings.
"Safety for our children
and all the folks on our prop-
erties is of the utmost impor-
Any changes or actions
made in response to the inci-

dent would have to await the
results of both investigations,
Hastings said.
Jennifer Rabe, the child's
mother, told the News-Leader
on Thursday, "I don't really
have anything to say. I'm just
grateful that he's OK and that
there were angels watching
out for him. I'm just grateful
that he's home."
"I keep reliving the memo-
ry over and over again in my
head of what could have hap-
pened," she said.
Asked if she would keep
her son enrolled at the day-
care center, Rabe said, "I don't
want to answer that."
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candelabra in a long dress,
and always with a smile. If
you are lucky enough, she
may move the downstairs
curtains to see you outside
her house," said Hettinger,
who is-eager to add new
names to the list of those
who have heard her scary
"I'd like to invite you to
join us for a ghost tour. You
will not regret it! The weath-
er is cooling down and who
knows who or what will
come out!"
I When not giving people


Kiwanis Club
The Fernandina Beach
Kiwanis Club meets the first
three Mondays of each month
at the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club on Bill Melton Road for
a dinner meeting from 6:30-8
p.m. Contact Don Lyons at
432-8194 or (978) 758-0561.
Optimist clubs
The Yulee Optimist Club
meets Tuesdays at noon at
Murray's Grille on AIA in
Yulee. Call 753-0091.

The Fernandina Beach.
Optimist Club meets Wedends-
days from noon-1 p.m. at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club.
Oct. 24 will feature Theresa,.
Duncan of Communities in.
Schools. Call Bernice at 261'
7923 or Barb at 277-4071.

The Westside Optimist
Club meets the third Monday
at 7 p.m. at the Callahan Lions
Club. Bring a covered dish
and join the club. Call 613-
Rotary clubs
The Rotary Club of Fern-
andina Beach meets Wednes-
days from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at
the Florida House Inn on '
South Third Street. Oct. 24
will feature Theresa Hamilton
of the Fairbanks House Bed
& Breakfast speaking about
the Amelia Island B&B
Holiday Tour. Call Melanie
Ferreira at 321-5675.
-The Rotary Club of Amelia
Island Sunrise meets Fridays
from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club
on Bill Melton Road. Contact
Christal Fish at clfish@barm
jlaw.com or visit www.ameli-

goose bumps on the Ghost
Tour, Hettinger enjoys pho-
tography, the beach and vis-
ifiri.- :ii historic sites. She:
'als6 Works with a'charity *
that helps spread awareness
of the signs of canine cancer.
Husband James and
canine companions Madison
and Athena share her island
Tickets for the Ghost
Tour may be purchased at
the Amelia Island Museum
of History for $10 for adults
and $5 for students. Contact
Thea at 261-7378, ext. 105 or
for more information.

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approaches in light of keeping
more trees.
Former airport manager
Richard Johnson told commis-
sioners that once trees are taken
down to accommodate a visual
approach slope, it doesn't, take
many more trees taken down
to accommodate an instrument
approach. He also noted having
additional instrument approach-
es would assist pilots in certain
weather conditions so they don't
have to make circling approach-
es to the airport.
Scan McGill of McGill
Aviation, the airport's fixed-base
operator, said about six to 12
planes a year miss the city air-
port because of weather condi-
tions and limited instrument
approaches. He said more
instrument approaches could
have an effect on the number of
planes that are able to land,
which could be a boon for air-
port businesses.
"We have found a key point
that needs to be clarified," said
Filkoff, "(which is) whether in
fact instrument approaches will

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past year with an aviation con-
sultant to provide data and
research on the feasibility of a
new fixed-base operator. He also
said projected revenues for the
city would be about $60,000 in
the first year from land lease,
hangar lease and other fees, and
over 20 years could be $2.4 mil-
The site for the 8 Flags
Aviation would be at the north
terminal area of the airport,
Echard said. He also told com-
missioners he would build the
facility at his own expense and
pay the majority of infrastruc-
ture costs..
The facility would comprise
a 10,000- to 15,000-square-foot
office/hangar building with a
community conference and
greeting room and restaurant.
Later, a maintenance division
would be developed for local
and transient pilots.
Echard also said 8 Flags
Aviation would create eight new
jobs in the city, with more to
come as the business grows,
and thAt the company would
actively market the airport and
city through aviation-related
A professional aviation man-
agement firm, ABS Aviation,
would 'assist with management

require massive tree cutting....
We need to get clarity on this dif-
ference of opinion."
Holesko also showed com-
missioners an abbreviated ver-
sion of an airport vision work-
shop from April, and reminded
them that the airport operates at
the city's direction.
"The city's directions deter-
mine the magnitude and size of
the airport," Holesko said.
"What does thq city want the
role of the airport to be?" He
noted commissioners may want
to update the airport's master
plan since it had not been
reworked since 1999, and that
they would "have to press the
FAA aggressively to fund (the
master plan)."
Holesko said the FAA's cost
for the master plan could be up
to $300,000, depending on the
level of specialized studies..
"If you told the FAA or
FDOT you wanted. that level of
funding, I believe they would
fund it," Holesko said. But he ,,
also added that the city could
update its list of desirable proj-
ects any time ;i 1h, iuii the need
to update the plan,
Holesko suggested com-

and start-up of the FBO, Echard
Michael Hodges of ABS
Aviation spoke at Tuesday's
meeting about FAA regulations.
He told commissioners that,
although the city runs the air-
port it must still comply with
FAA regulations in order to
guarantee continued federal
funding. He also noted the city
could not make a determination
as to whether the airport could
support another fixed-base oper-
He said the location chosen
for 8 Flags Aviation was "already
recognized for aeronautical
development" and was appro-
priate for the fixed-base opera-
"We're ready to move for-
ward," Echard told commis-
sioners. "We'd like to expedi-
tiously reach an agreement for
a land lease ... we think it could
be beneficial to the city and local
According to Echard, he met
with four city commissioners to
brief them on his plans, but
Vice Mayor Jeffrey Bunch
declined his invitation to meet
and talk.
Commissioners agreed to
hold a workshop in the near
future to discuss Echard's plans
and the FAA's position before
making a final decision.

'The city's directions determine the magnitude
and size of the airport. What does the city
want the role of the airport to be?'

missioners refrain from elimi-
nating planning for a runway
extension, because the airport is
already bounded byr a river and
roadways, and can't expand any
"I don't recall any develop-
ment you couldn't do based on
the current plan," Holesko said.
"You've always been able to do
what you have to do."
"I think there's a need to
update the plan because it's 13
years old," Vice Mayor Jeffrey
Bunch said. "(Instrument
approaches) panicked a lot of
people and panicked us. If clear
cutting is not going to happen,
we need to have instrument
approaches and an extended
Commissioner Sarah Pelican
said she would like to see a fire
station at the airport. Holesko

Commissioner Tim Poynter
also suggested City Attorney
Tammi Bach address some
questions commissioners may
have prior to the workshop.
At the end of the meeting,
Bunch suggested to commis-
sioners that they read all the
FAA's airport compliance man-
"There's a lot more infor-
mation, there than just a gun to
the head," he said.
The city recently lost a law-
suit against McGill Aviation
regarding an airport land lease
dispute, which ended up costing
the city $2 million in damages
and attorney fees. McGill has
been the airport's fixed-base
operator since 1998.

also showed a map of an area
where a welcome center could
be built, as well as an area for a
second fixed-base operator.
Holesko said another addi-
tion to the master plan could be
green technologies that would
be beneficial to the airport finan-
cially and environmentally. He
suggested a possible solar panel
farm at the middle of the air-
port to generate sustainable
electricity, since that area cannot
be used in any other way.
Holesko also noted there was an
opportunity to recycle and
reuse excess pavement at the
Commissioners decided to
wait until they hold a public dis-
cussion about a second fixed-
base operator before making a
decision on whether the airport
needs an additional FBO.


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Advanced Disposal Servi-
ces, which has been shopping
for a site to base its new head-
quarters in Northeast Florida,
could land in Nassau County -
for the right price.
Relocation of the waste
management conglomerate,
based in Jacksonville, supplied
subtext for discussion of the
county's economic develop-
ment grant program at a work-
shop Wednesday afternoon.
The proposed grant pro-
gram, combined with the coun-
ty's existing rural tax credits
and a pending megasite certi-
fication for the Crawford
Diamond industrial site in
southwest Nassau County,
could make Nassau an ideal
haven for those headquarters.
Steve Rieck, executive
director for the Nassau County
IEconomic Development Board,
downplayed rumors Wednes-
day that the county was in the
running to become home to
Advanced Disposal, saying he
has had no contact with the
But Mike Mullin, an eco-
nomic development board
member and former county
attorney, said Nassau could, in
fact; be considered.
But the county was at a seri-
ous disadvantage being the
only one in Northeast Florida
without an economic incentive
program, Mullini said. Adding
one, he said, would make
Nassau a serious contender.
It should be noted also that
at a commission meeting
Wednesday morning, com-
missioners approved a meas-
ure appointing the economic
development board as the com-
mission's agent in dealings
with Enterprise Florida, the
state's economic development

arm, an organization that pitch-
es businesses on the merits of
relocating their businesses to
Under the program, the
county would give generous
tax rebates to relocating busi-
nesses that create at least 10
jobs and make capital invest-
ments of at least $1 million.
Existing businesses that meet
one of those standards could
get similar awards.
Rieck told commissioners
that neighboring counties
should not compete for busi-
ness because what's good for
one county is good foi the
region. But that hasn't stopped
officials from Jacksonville and
St. John's County from pitching
competing packages of incen-
lives to Advanced Disposal,
which provides waste collec-
tion, transfer, disposal and recy-
cling operations to more than
48,000 commercial customers
and 775,000 residential cus-
tomers from Florida to
Vermont. The company serv-
ices Fernandina Beach,
Callahan and Nassau County.
Still, Rieck said the scarcity
of employers means a growing
number of counties and cities
are fighting for a shrinking
number of jobs. The burden,
he added, falls on counties like
Nassau to ratchet up incentives
to remain competitive in the
market for businesses looking
to relocate their operations.
County Attorney David
Hallman took that a step fur-
"We're in a real war with
other jurisdictions for these
jobs," said Hallman. "How
badly do we want these busi-
nesses and these jobs in
Nassau County?"
County Manager Ted Selby
pointed out that the board
should be careful in how many'
and how much in tax-based

incentives it offers because the
county still needs money to
operate, especially if it's approv-
ing development that would
add to infrastructure and oper-
ations costs.
Commission Chair Danny
Leeper, who acknowledged
that attracting jobs is all about
"competition," asked Rieck
how Nassau could lure busi-
nesses here while protecting
the interests of the taxpayers.
'That, Rieck said, is the
board's dilemma moving for-
"At the end of the day, this
is always your program," he
told the panel.
The return on investment
the grant program,awards a
business would be scaled with
the number of jobs it creates
and the size of its investment.
The amount of tax rebates
received would decrease grad-
ually over the course of the pro-
gram, Rieck said.
Timing is critical as the
Town of Callahan, the Ocean
Highway and Port Authority
and Rayonier, which owns the
Crawford Diamond, are in pre-
liminary discussions with JEA,
which services the county, to
extend water and sewer service
to the industrial park.
Callahan and port authority
officials are holding a work-
shop at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at the
county building on to discuss a
proposed bond to finance the
cost of extending those lines.
Local officials are anxious
for water and sewer services to
be provided to the Crawford
Diamond, an 1,800-acre indus-
trial park owned by Rayonier's
real estate branch, TerraPointe
Services, 4.5 miles southwest
of Callahan. The site is being
promoted as an economic hub
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Liberty Dwellers
Patriots from] across the
state of Florida will gather at
the steps of the (Od State
Gapitol Building in
Tallahassee on Saturday lto
call for legislators io pass leg-
islation to remove UN Agenda
21 from Florida.
Speeches by experts on
UN Agenda 21 "will empower
you with the knowledge that
you need to edLucate your
elected officials, as well as
your friends and family, about
the evils of the UN's
entrenchment in America.
Musical interludes will rouse
your patriotic spirit," accord-
ing to a press release.
Participants are urged to
bring a chair or blanket,
drinks and snacks, signs-
"and your love for freedom!"
Additional information
about Liberty Dwellers can be
found on the website
For information contact
Michele Kling at 556-6982.
Democratic Club
The Depocratic Club of
Amelia Island will host its
next dinner meeting Tuesday
at the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. with
dinner served at 7 p.m. A
cash bar will be available.
Speaker for the evening
will be Nancy Soderberg, U.S.
foreign policy strategist and
presently a professor at the
University of North Florida.
Soderberg is the former U.S.
representative to the United
Nations with the rank of
ambassador and is the cur-
rent Democratic candidate for
the Florida State Senate,
District 4.
To reserve, send a check
for $15 per person, payable to
1153/Fernandina Beach FL
32035. Checks may also be
dropped off at party head-
quarters on Eighth Street in
Fernandina Beach..
For more information or to
reserve by phone or email,
contact Carla Voisard at (904)
849-7076 or csvcisard@
Candidates' forum
A forum for candidates for
Fernandina Beach City
Commission is scheduled
from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct.
25 in city commission cham-i
bers, 204 Ash St.
There are four candidates
seeking two city commission
seats. Commissioner Tim
Poynter is challenged by Ed
Boner; John Elwell and Pat
Gass vie to replace Jeffrey

Bunch, who did not seek
Builders for Bean
Republican Aaron Bean
has been endorsed by the
Northeast Florida B1uilders
Association (in his bid for the
Florida Senate District 4 seat.
"With the current state of
the economy, we need some-
one who is proactive and can
expand and strengthen the
construction industry so that
we can create jobs and pro-
vide a bright future for our
region," said Daniel Davis,
executive director of NEFBA.
"Aaron Bean is the strong
candidate we need and we
fully support his campaign for
the Florida Senate."
Bean served eight years in
the Florida House of Repre-
sentatives, including a term
as elected chairman of the
Duval County Legislative
Delegation in 2008.
Election 2012
There arethree ways to
vote in the Nov. 6 election:
Vote by mail: Any regis-
tered voter may vote by mail
(no reason required). Visit
www.votenassau.com to
request a mail ballot.
Vote early: Begins Oct. 27
and continues through Nov. 3
from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at loca-
tions around the county. Visit
votenassau.com for locations.
Vote on Election Day, Nov.
6: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters must
cast ballots at their assigned
polling place. Visit votenas-
sau.com to find your polling
Bring current and valid
photo and signature ID to
vote at any early voting site or
polling place Otn Election Day.
A voter information card may
not be used as identification.
If eligibility to vote cannot be
determined, or a voter does
not have proper identification,
they will be allowed to vote a
provisional ballot.
The ballot is two separate
pages, front and back. If pro-
vided less than two pages, or
two of the same page of the
ballot at an early voting site or
polling place, notify an elec-
tion worker immediately. If
this occurs with a mail
(absentee) ballot, contact the
Elections Office immediately.
Blue Bag Lunches
Local Democrats are invit-
ed to bring a lunch to the
Democratic Club each
Wednesday at noon to meet
together, discuss issues and
share ideas. The club is locat-
ed on the corner of Eighth
and Date streets in
Fernandina Beach.


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Avisit to the classroom

A week ago today, Holhlk'
and I visited Katie's second-
grade class in G(rer, S C. As
with so many things in life,
there had to be guidelines.
The visit involved me' read-
ing a book about a young boy
telling his dad about a dream
car while riding in the back
seat of the family car. The car
submerged, flew, had a swim-
ming pool and a soda foun-
tain. I held up the book to
face them and they were at
their best listening ,to the
book. -
Having a 22-year-old and a
20-year-old, we forget what a
group of 7-year-olds is like.
Let's just say they are lively.
This was the last part of their
day on a pretty Friday after-
noon and we were the sur-
prise guests. A couple had
hoped for President Obama
and others had correctly
guessed Miss Keffer's par-
Most of the 20y students
were facing away from tlhe
door as Katie had, I suppose,
instructed to add to a sur-
prise element. She intro-
duced us and it was on. The
questions, which were prede-
termined per guidelines,
came flying.
How old were we? You

guess, I
The first
two guesses
)being 68
and 81
could have
deflated a
S less secure
CORNER beamed at
.. the young
girl who
Rick Kel/er thought she
was 29.
What was our favorite color?
What pets do we have?
Where do we work? What is
our favorite sport? all were
among tihe other questions
that Katie knew would create
specific answers.
After trying to pick the
responding students and get-
ting scolded by a young man
who hadn't gotten a chance, I
turned it over to Miss Keffer
to choose the student who
could speak. She knows a lot
about them after seven
weeks and is getting settled
into her role. We took her out
for a belated birthday
evening in downtown '
Greenville, S.C., where the
Fall for Greenville weekend
event was getting under way.

We forget what a group of 7-year-olds
is like. Let's just say they are lively.

She was a little tired as was
apparently typical after a full
week. Leaving the apartment
at 6:30, spending the day
including lunch and recess
with the kids and arriving
home at no earlier than 4
makes for a full week. She
refreshes over the weekend
and is ready to go on
Monday sound familiar?
Let me regress to our
arrival and an interesting
sidebar. It was a very con-
trolled environment. They
was a glass-enclosed entry
that led to the office. Once
inside, you check in and give
your driver's license to the
receptionist. It is scanned
through a national sex-
offender screen and a pic-
tured visitor badge is gener-
ated. Only after that is a
release triggered to let you
through another door into
the school.
Katie tells me every
school in South Carolina has
this system. What a world we
live in. Some 65 percent of
this school's children are on

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which reflects a school where
new teachers get their oppor-
tunity to break into the pro-
fession. Katie likes the )princi-
pal, the assistant principal
and another administrator
whose title escapes me. They
have actually won a number
of awards and the environ-
ment seems positive from my
unqualified perspective.
Hollie passed out some
goody bags we put together
after a trip to the dollar store.
It was an early Halloween
treat, which Katie requested
they put in their backpacks
until after school so as not to
make any other kids jealous.
It was well worth the effort to
visit the school and I hope we
can make it back. God bless
Katie and all who teach our
kids. Have a good week.
Rick Keffer owns and 'oper-
ates Rick Keffer Dodge
Chrysler'Jeep in Yulee. He
invites questions or positive
stories about automobile use
and ownership.
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FRIDAY. OCjCl31:R 19. 2012 OPINION News-Leader


Stop glorifying
the military
Everybody seems intent on elevat-
ing the military into a "superior" status.
Not a day goes by without someone
calling our armed forces members
"heroes" or giving them some special
treatment. This ranges from discounts
at stores and events to preferential
boarding at airlines. This is the men-
tality that got us involved in Vietnam
(mistake), Iraq (mistake), Somalia
(mistake), Afghanistan (mistake) and
you pick which will be next, Iran or
Syria, both mistakes.
What warrants this special treat-
ment? Were they drafted? No! So they
all took up this life willingly as their
Are they all heroes? No! A hero is
someone who goes beyond his or her
regular duties to perform a particu-
larly courageous act. Are some mili-
tary people heroes? Of course. But
there are heroes among the police,
firemen and in all walks of life. The
real heroes' recognition is tarnished
when almost every military person
who is injured or killed doing their
regular duties is also called a hero.
This does not mean I'am callous about
the wounded or the dead. But most
combat casualties would be the first
to tell you they are not heroes.
Why do people join the forces? Very
few because, "They want to serve their
country," as the headlines suggest.
Most do it because it is the best job
going for someone with their level of
education and skills. Or they are
attracted to the lifestyle, where almost
every decision is made for them. Or
they want to use the high technology
equipment that is available, etc. Very
few will ever see combat even though
these few are what we see in the head-
line news. There are way more per-
sonnel in the background, quite safe.
So why do we give them special
treatment? Police and firemen are in
more danger than most military per-
sonnel. Regular citizens who keep the
country running by doing their jobs
day in and day out are just as valuable
as the military. And our freedom is not
enhanced by our incursions into distant
foreign lands at enormous cost, of our
people, residents of the foreign coun-
tries and money
So stop the glorification. Treat the
military the same as anyone else with
a job. This may prevent the next "mis-
Hal Mather
Amelia Island

Can't get lost here
1 hIie a problem that I believe is
shared by many and it has to do with
libraries.. Dewey's Decimal system
seemed to work fine for me back in
high school when the records were
kept on 3-by-5 small cards in a green
metal box on the librarian's desk. Now,
some 35 years later, many of the sys-
tems in our libraries have changed and
some skill with electronic gadgets of all
kinds is needed more than ever before.
Recently, I visited the downtown
county library in Fernandina Beach
with a difficult research project. I can-
not remember going into any estab-
lishment of government and receiving
a warmer welcome. The first person to
help me with my project was Ms. Janet
Loveless, the library's assistant direc-
tor. She was kind, thoughtful, full of
smiles and eager to lead me through a
training exercise on how to operate
the library's microfiche, reader.
Instantly, I felt at home and knew this
was a place where I was not likely to
get lost.
Ms. Loveless recognized the diffi-
culty of my assignment and called on
one of her assistants, Ms. Susan
McKinney, who ended up working side
by side with me for hours on my proj-
ect. These are two great library
employees who I believe will come to
the rescue of anyone lost in our library
and with its modern equipment and
systems. With the help of Ms. Loveless
and Ms. McKinney, the research
assignment I had dreaded was easy
and almost fun.
If there is some question you have
in your mind, try stopping in to the
downtown library for the answer. You
will be pleasantly surprised by the pos-
itive and helpful attitudes of the down-
town library's very professional staff.
Bob Allison
Fernandina Beach

Pet owners beware
I currently live off Chester Road.
Two weeks ago my pet cat was killed
by a pack of coyotes. Yes, coyotes are
very abundant in Nassau County. Two
nights ago 1 was awakened at 3 a.m. as
this same pack chased a deer through
our subdivision. I went outside and, to
my amazement, you could hear five
different coyotes at various locations,
yelping. It was like they were locating
each other's position. Go to YouTube
and select coyote hunting Florida. A
man shoots two coyotes one 50
pounds and the other 40. Your small

pets do not have a chance. These pred-
ators have super eyesight and the nose
of a bloodhound. They feed on all pet
dogs to 20) pounds and cats, etc.
()n the west side of Chester Road a
club put up a game camera. It filmed
one coyote taking seven different deer
fawns into its den to feed on. In'
Callahan I was told you have to take
newborn foals and calves out of the
pasture quickly or they may not be
there the next clay.
With no hunting pressure on these
large predators they will only increase
in numbers. It is an epidemic for your
pet's health. Please call your county
commissioner with your concerns and
look at YouTube for your pet's sake.
It is legal to hunt these on private
land seven days a week, 24 hours a
day. If you doubt this, go outside
around 4 a.m. and you will hear them.
Michael Powell
Davie Yulee. hero
Re: "David Yulee" (Oct. 17).
When an opinion is fuel by igno-
rance, no one benefits. D)avid Levy
Yulee has a remarkable list of achieve-
ments (the letter writer) might do well
to emulate. Not the least of which, he
is credited with being the Father of
Florida Statehood the first man of the
Jewish faith to be appointed as a U.S.
senator serving in Washington, D.C. -
territorial representative lawyer -
businessman creator of the "new"
Fernandina of which we are so justifi-
ably proud the man who financed
our school system when our local
finances crashed and we could not
afford to maintain the schools. The
list is endless. Did he own slaves? Yes.
But then, so did Washington, Jefferson
and many of our Founding Fathers.
David Scott (Dave's World, Sept.
28) could do with a bit of compas-
sionate education as well. There were
people of honor serving on both sides
of the Civil.War. It is not only what he
did that bears reflection. It is why he
did so and what he sought to accom-
plish by his actions..
Of note is the fact that David
Yulee's companj*on while dodging "bul-
lets as he was cTrased out of this town
on his own train by the Union Army"
was none other than Archibald Baker,
the spiritual leader of the congregation
of First Presbyterian Church and close
personal friend. In and of itself, cre-
ation of the first peninsular railroad
was extraordinary. It was one leg of a
worldwide trade network reaching
from Europe to the Orient. The Union
thought enough of its importance to
mount what was, up to that point, the
most massive naval attack by our
young government in the hopes of
-securing it and Fort Clinch.
Point of fact: Yulee was never
"exiled" to Yulee. He was incarcerated
in Fort Pulaski. Yet again, the baffling
ignorance of (the letter writer's) tirade
twists the facts to suit the arrogance of
his opinion.
Both (the letter writer) and Mr.
Scott would benefit from an afternoon
of research at the Amelia Island
Museum of History, and a reading of
Celeste Kavanaugh's critically
acclaimed monograph on David'Levy
A further point of interest is that the
funds to create the statue are being
largely sourced through private dona-
tions. In this climate of negative opin-
ion, we desperately need heroes.
There is one right here in our com-
munity. He has been here since the
beginning. It is well past time that we
honored his accomplishments.
Ronald H. Kurtz
Former director
Amelia Island
Museum of History
Fernandina Beach

Hornet Hound
A big thank-you to Carolyn's
Breakfast and Joe's Produce for sup-
porting Yulee High School's STARRS
Student School Based Enterprise -
Hornet Hound Dog Treats. All pro-
ceeds from the sale of these dog treats
go directly back into making this pro-
gram a success. Please stop by Joe's
Produce at 474380 E. State Road 200
today and purchase your Hornet
Hound Dog Treats.
Sarah Bunch

Election time
First, I think for folks that are anti-
Obama to think about: In 2011, U.S.
corporations had record profits (per-
cent of gross) higher than at any
time in recorded history of corporate
profits. Along with this, of the income
increases in 2011, 98 percent of them
were by the top 1 percent of earners.
So how is Obama hurting the rich and
the corporations?
Second, Mr. (Steve) Nicklas wrote
about Amendment 4 and his support
for it. Apparently he believes giving a
tax break to real estate investors and

not homesteaded properties is the way
to go. But you have to realize they to do
so would mean the county and local
governments would lose revenue. This
will cause one of two things to happen
(or both). These government bodies
will either have to impose new fees or
taxes to replace the revenue which
will impact the average citizen or they
would have to cut services.
As an employee of Nassau County,
I have seen the building department
staff cut in half (actually more than
halO. If it is cut much more, folks will
be waiting days for inspections, plan
review will slow and permitting will
take days instead of hours. The same
will happen to police and fire service-
isthis what you want? If so, vote for
Amendment 4.
But I don't want new fees on me to
give a tax break to investors and serv-
ices have been cut to the bone by the
recession, even the county commis-
sioners in this budget year discussions
opined that services were as low as
they dared to let them go. I guess Steve
believes he needs to make more on
his investments (makes sense to me)
but at your and my expense. I vote
Sprague Owings
* *
One hundred and seventy workers
at Sensata Technologies plant in
Freeport, Ill., of which Bain Capital is
the majority owner, were fighting back
against the outsourcing of their jobs to
China. This plant formerly owned by
Honeywell manufactures sensors and
controls that are used by aircraft and
automobiles. They are currently dis-
mantling equipment and sending it to
Further insults: these workers at
Sensata technologies were required
to train their Chinese replacements.
Mitt Romney and RNC keep talking
about creating jobs. This is their
answer to jobs creation. No wonder
Mitt Romney is called "Outsourcer in
This is in addition to shutting down
Kansas steel plant.
Francis E. Linden
Fernandina Beach

I found Pat Eubank's letter about
Democracy and Islam (Oct. 12) to be
informative, as well as hypocritical, as
well as pretty darn funny.
As stated in the letter "America
was founded on freedom of religion, it
became a republic to get away from
being dictated what religions they were
to follow."
I would like to remind us all that
Muslims are Islamic. Islam is a reli-
gion, you know one of the things
America was supposed to give free,
dom to. You don't have to follow it, you
don't have to like it and you don't have
to understand it. All we have to do is
give this religion the freedom as we do
any other religion. I don't think I would
know a Muslim if he ran me over, or a
Mormon for that matter, but as ati
American I would hope that I would
allow them the right and the freedom
to worship whatever God they choose.
I honestly believe heaven has enough
space for all of us.
Islam is the second largest religion
in the world. It makes up almhnost a quar-
ter of the world's population and is the
fastest-growing religion on the planet.
These facts alone sort of push it to the
top of the list, I think.
The problem is that words such as
Islam or Muslim or Quran scare the
crap out of us. They scare us the same
way the words Communism and cold
war scared us back in the '60s.
Remember how about 50,000 of us died
"to fight the spread of Communism"
back in Vietnam? I went on my senior
trip to Saigon back then to help with
that fight. Today they are still com-
munists. Many died, many were
wounded, many mothers and fathers
lost children and if you look at the label
in some of your clothes you will notice
that they were made in Vietnam. My
point is simple what was the point?
Was it fear? Was it a real threat to ouri
way of life? Was it political? Or was it in
retrospect just pointless?
The letter stated that the
Democratic National Convention
opened its convention with a two-hour

Muslim Jamah Prayer. This is just not
true. The nice thing about writing a
"letter to the editor" as opposed to real
journalism is that you can make stuff
up, or repeat something that you read
online or heard from a left- or right-
wing nut job. There was a two-hour
Muslim prayer meeting, but not held or
sponsored by the DNC fact check
this stuff! If you look at most of the
statements in this article and do a bit
of research you will find it is more of a
personal opinion, which is fine, but a
complete distortion of the truth.
With respect to the word God being
put back in the platform, there were
some that wanted to keep it out as a
separation of church and state. It was
President Obama, who some believe is
the "Head Muslim," who, in fact, insist-
ed it be put back in. I guess he sort of
pissed off Allah by doing that.
Interesting fact, the word God doesn't
even appear in our Constitution. I did-
n't know this till I did some research.
Why? Many theories, but one is that
church and state were meant to be
As far as the Democratic Party
being destructive to our American way
of life, what would the answer to this
be? Have only one party? Sort of blows
the old denm ,c :i,Y t ih;-,i ', right out of
the water. Many countries have a one-
party system. The only problem is we
keep helping, supporting or invading
them to get'them to change to our sys-
There is avery simple answer to all
of this. Don't believe what you read or
hear. Don't believe what you have just
read here, don't believe CNN, MSNBC,
FOX, Rush or Glenn..Don't believe the
Washington Post or the Huffington Post.
Take all the information you can from
each and every source you can and
look it up, research it, pick out the
Over the next few weeks we will
have to make some very important
choices. They will involve how we feel
about our budget, our commitment to
war, Social Security, energy, health
care, gay rights and women's rights,
the list goes on.
Now would be a good time to real-
ly examine the issues, research them,
debate them with friends and family.
Come to a decision based on facts and
not just a bunch of talking points heard
on television, the radio or tead on some
blog. Myself, I am not worried about
Sharia coming to my church. I am wor-
ried about wars, finances and human
Tony Crawford
Fernandina Beach
* *
Sally Pipes, in a recent newspaper
article, stated that Obamacare should
be dismantled and replaced: "By
returning control over medical care to
doctors and patients, repeal would
make the medical profession attrac-
tive to America's best and brightest
once again."
This will only work if you are in the
top 5 percent and can pay cash for all
of your medical needs. For the rest of
us, the 900-pound gorilla in the room
is the insurance company.
The author states that individuals
should be allowed to purchase insur-
ance policies with "pre-tax dollars."
'"This would empower consumers to
select insurance policies that meets
their needs." If a person has few
"needs" then he may be able to pur-
chase a policy for say, $500 a month.
That is if he has no pre-existing con-
ditions. This also assumes that he has
the $500 to spend after food, clothing
and shelter. If he has major "needs"
then the price could go through the
roof. Pre-tax dollars will make no dif-
"A new army of consumers shop-
pirig for insurance would inject com-
petition into the marketplace and yield
lower prices simultaneously deliver-
ing universal access to coverage and
reduce costs."
This formula sounds great. It is a
prime example of the "Big Lie." If you
tell a big enough lie often enough, peo-
ple will believe it, repeat it and many
more will believe. Or, as Lincoln said,
"You can fool some of the people all of
the time." If this plan were to be put
into effect it would create in America
a "pre-spirits" Scrooge mentality. It

would be better off if a lot of unhealthy
poor people would simply "die."
In the late 19th century a right-
wing, super-conservative by the name
of Otto von Bismarck decided that all
workers in Germany would receive
health care. His logic was that a healthy
work force would make Germany a
world leader in industry, manufactur-
ing, chemistry, etc. Germany endured
major destruction and then lost a large
portion of her work force in two dis-
astrous wars in the 20th century and
still emerged as a leader in many areas.
By the way, Bismarck opposed over-
seas military involvement.
The one thing I cannot understand
is why cost-conscious (except military)
conservatives would prefer that mil-
lions of poor, sick people pile into very
expensive emergency rooms rather
than provide them with health insur-
ance. Primary care at an early stage in
a disease would save billions down the
road. There must be some other rea-
son: political, social pr religious for
their resistance.
'Phil Mayberry
Fernandina Beach
* *
In the candidate profile for Mr. Ed
Boner published in .the Sept. 14 edition
of the News-Leader, the candidate was
quoted, "As a moderator of a local
ogline forum, with over 1,600 mem-
bers, I hear the locals' point of view

What Mr. Boner failed to mention is
that over the last several months he has
"uninvited" several citizens from par-
ticipating in his online forum. One of
the "uninvited" is me.
Several of the people I know who
Mr. Boner removed from the forum
are respected leaders within this com-
munity with valuable insights,.accu-
rate information and well thought-out
ideas. However, not all agree with Mr.
Boner's points of view.
When we go to the polls in
November, let's focus on voting for city
commission candidates who truly
invite and consider all points of view.
Deborah Powers

Within a month we will be voting on
key national and state representation,
state amendments and a number of
county positions. The local candidates
will have an important influence on
Nassau County residents. I hope we
carefully consider the choice we have
for the Ocean Highway and Port
Authority (OHPA) District 1 seat.
There are two of five districts up for
election to the OHPA board.
I believe the right choice for District
1 is Mr. Richard Bruce, who has 40
years of maritime experience. For the
past five years he has served as the VP
of Amelia Maritime Services, as well as
two years as president of the
Fernandina Maritime Exchange, prior
to his retirement in June 2012. He has
held numerous maritime assignments
throughout the country dealing with
many U.S. and international ports,
including 11 years in port manage-
ment at Jaxport. Mr. Bruce is running
for this four-year position because he
has the experience and passion to help
our community and county grow the
usage of a very valuable but underuti-
lized asset the Port of Fernandina.
I have done some research which
indicates the port has not expanded
for the last 27 years! In fact, this year
usage is down considerably (3545 per-
cent) from prior years. Several of the
small ports in Florida have gone out of
business because they ceased to grow.
In these economically competitive
times it is important to grow our port
and, as a result, increase jobs in the
Your vote for Mr. Bruce will help
select the first candidate with maritime
experience to the OHPA board. We
deserve a representative that has the
initiative, energy level and experience
to pursue many growth opportunities
that will result in more job opportuni-
ties and income to our community.
That candidate is Mr. Richard Bruce.
Learn more about him on his website
at www.BrucePort.net. Let's get bet-
ter utilization of our port and create
more jobs for Nassau County
Robert L Volp
Fernandina Beach

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Vote No on Amendment 8

As mail-in ballots are delivered to voitrs all
across Florida, they are now seeing the scope
of the many important decisions they must
make this election year. Some of the hardest
decisions for voters may be reviewing the 11
amendments to our State Constitution, all pro-
posed by the Florida Legislature.
While the League urges Florida voters to
reject each and every one of these 11 state
proposals, one in particular should give
Floridians who care about quality public edu-
cation a particular fright. Amendment 8 is a
dagger pointed at the heart of public educa-
tion in Florida.
Amendment 8, the so-called "Religious
Freedom" revision to the State Constitution, is
a particularly glaring example of a deceptively
named amendment that actually will do noth-
ing close to what its alluring title promises.
This amendment is not about religious free-
dom at all, but about allowing state over n-
ment to give public funds to any private reli-
gious organization it chooses.
Here's the background: For more than 125
years, the Florida Constitution has included
language, known as the "no aid" clause, which
guarantees the.separation of church and slate.
It prohibits state government from giving tax
money to religious groups for religious pro-
grams. That language has helped block the
use of taxpayers' money for vouchers for pri-
vate and religious school students. At the

Amendment 8 is a dagger
pointed at the heart ofpublic
education in Florida.

same time it has not blocked faith-based
(1 ii.. i' .n from using tax funds to provide
services like drug treatment or job training for
the poor as long as people are served with-
out regard to their religious affiliation or
Voting 'No" on this amendment will not
stop that kind of program from being adminis-
tered by faith-based groups, despite what sup-
porters of Amendment 8 may say.
The proposed amendment is harmful to
Florida in two ways. First, it tears down the
separation of church and slate that we have
valued in the United States since our founding.
If Amendment 8 passes, the prohibition on tax-
payer funding for groups for religious purpos-
es will be eliminated. In its place would be a
provision that would keep state government,
from denying funding to any group even if it
were using your tax money to further that
group's particular religious purposes. State

funds could go to any and all religions some
you may support, some you may not, without
any accountability.
Second, the legislature placed Amendment
8 on the ballot in a transparent attempt to
smooth the way for private-school vouchers. If
it passes, the path toward creation of a univer-
sal voucher program becomes easier with
devastating impacts on public education. A
universal voucher program could drain billions
of dollars from public schools, according to a
recent study from the Florida Center for Fiscal
and Economic Policy. Florida already is on the
lowest tier of school funding in the nation.
How can we cope with further budget cuts and
drains on school funding?
Because of the damage to separation of
church and state and to public education,
statewide organizations like the Florida PTA
and the League of Women Voters of Florida
oppose Amendment 8.
Don't be fooled by the misleading
"Religious Freedom" title on Amendment 8.
Vote 'No' on Amendment 8 and all proposed
amendments to the State Constitution this
year. It's time to move Florida forward, not
undermine core democratic principles or pol-
lute our Constitution,with initiatives that don't
belong in our fundamental governing docu-
Deirdre Macnab is State President of the
League of Women Voters of Florida.


Joe Valardi Softball Field
After the challenges of the past few years to
find a place for the sport of girls' softball here on
Amelia Island' I think it is appropriate to take
the time today to say thank you to a few groups
who have come together over the'past few
months to turn a weathered old field of grass and
clay into a new, exuberant, fully functional girls'
softball field. Over the next fewweeks Joe Valardi
field will be complete with many new additions
such as dugouts, a clay infield, 'iew bases, bench-
es, fencing and protective 'netting for
girls in Fernandina Beach of all ages and all
associations to play softball in the weeks, month
and years to come.
Let me begin by saying thank you once again
to the city of Fernandina Beach government
for passing resolution 2012-74 this past May,
insuring Joe Valardi field will be a venue for girls

of all ages and associations to have a place to play "
and practice this much loved sport ol -,,i -1fl-i
First off, we would like to say thank you to
Mark Cutshaw, Charles Wilkes and the entire
team at Florida Public I illii.., for the donation
and installation of the five concrete poles need-
ed to install protective netting around the dugouts
and the first and third base lines. Without the
donation and installation of these poles it would
not be possible for us to install the netting to pro-
tect players and spectators from risk of injury
during practices or games when we begin to
Second, we would like to say thank you to the
entire team at Burbank nets for the creation and
installation of the protective netting. This netting
will insure protection for all players and specta-
tors from foul and fly balls along the first and
third base lines during practice and play.

Third, we would like to say thank you to Rex
Lestei and the city of Fernandina Beach main-
tenance department for donating the concrete
needed to insure the proper installation and
longevity of the poles installed by FPU. In addi-
tion we would like to thank Rex and the city of
Fernandina Beach maintenance department for
their continued efforts (including but not limit-
ed to) providing maintenance and lawn care for
,the field and dragging the clay regularly to pro-
vide these girls the best possible venue to play
on. Last, I would like to say thank you to the city
of Fernandina Beach parks and recreation
department for working closely with all of the
aboye mentioned groups to insure a timely per-
mitting and documentation process along the
I think it is important to mention that all of the
above-mentioned people and groups acknowl-
edged, accepted and acted on the need for this

upgrade and venue for our girls and this sport
here in Fernandina Beach. I know times are
tough in this economy and budgets are tight. I'm
sure it would have been just as easy for all of the
people mentioned above to put this project off
another year or until a better time. Looking back
nobody mentioned above wasted any time par-
ticipating or making these projects happen. I
hope you all realize just how much your efforts
are appreciated. Wait! Why don't you come out
to a few practices or games and see for yourself.
The smiles on these girls' faces when they play
and there appreciation of your contributions to
this venue and this sport I hope will speak for
themselves. Thank you all!
For information regarding girls softball in
Fernandina Beach please contact me at (904)
Mark Puca
Fernandina Beach



Chocolate bacon, Ish Kabibble and more

Musings, opinions, observations, questions,
and random 't .ocL', on island life, Fernandina
Beach and more:
If technology has passed you by and you
miss the "good 'ole days" of vinyl records or
you have no idea what a record is and are curi-
ous, then Dog Star Tavern, 10 N. Second St., is
the place you want to be on Tuesday nights
beginning at 8 o'clock to hear four hours of
music played strictly from these relics. -
Dog Star proprietors Anthony and Patrick
(and Jacob, whom we never see), the fellas
who originally opened the Green Turtle on
South Third Street, tell me there are more than
1,000 records for sale-in the bar every
Tuesday, and if you have some,331/3 rpm LP
discs you think are valuable, bring 'em with
you and JG World and Jim will let you know if
that recording of Ish Kabibble yodeling the
chorus from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, or
Teresa Brewer belting out her favorite
Gregorian chants, are worth a fortune or are
just pieces of junk.
Spinning folks into the past with vinyl has
turned out to be one of the Dog Star's most
popular nights of the week the past 10 months
with $2 draughts and special rum and vodka
prices adding to the attraction. Call 277-8010
for times, etc.

Island bed and breakfast innkeepers are
well known for going to special lengths to
accommodate their guests, so when visitors at
the Fairbanks House lamented to innkeeper
Theresa Hamilton that they were disappointed
that they hadn't seen any of the ghosts that
allegedly haunt the 1885 award-winning villa at
227 S. Seventh St., Ms. Hamilton, unable to
conjure up the resident spirits, recruited reluc-
tant husband Bill to rectify the situation.
Theresa hastily clothed Bill in a bedsheet
and instructed him to clash through the dimly-
lit dining area at an appointed hour, but the
ruse was short-lived as the more than six-foot-
tall Bill was tripped up by a twin-fitted sheet,
not one ideally suited for a ghostly spirit, thus
generating the "Ghost of Hill" legend which

lives on today.
t *' Mike Gorman, owner of
i Yulee's Second Amendment
Outfitteirs, is offering both
Florida and Georgia fans a
shootout of theil own from
.' now until the -piturday, Oct.
-. ^. .' .27 shootout between the
DAVE'S Florida Gators and Georgia
Bulldogs down the road in
WORLD Jacksonville. For just $29 fans
....- 'receive either a Gator or
Bulldog target, aday-pass to
DavidN the gun range, a 9m1m hand-
Scott gun rental, 50 rounds of
ammo, eye and ear protection
and an opportunity to fill Albert or Uga full of
holes and then take their bullet-riddled target
bodies to a tailgate party and eventually promi-
nently display them at home. Oh, you also get
a raffle ticket for a chance at winning a Walther
P22 Target Pistol. So if you want to spend an
afternoon plugging you archrival's mascot, call
(904) 849-7593.

If you like bacon and you like chocolate,
you're going to love what they're doing over at
Peterbrooke's, the chocolate factory in the
Publix shopping center on Sadler Road.where
Oompa-Loompas Sandy Carroll and Pat Hillier
are dipping Smithfield bacon strips into dark
chocolate and say they are selling at a fast clip.
Me? I'm trying to cut back on chocolatc-cov-
ered bacon, but how about some caramel-coat-
ed chicken gizzards?

And speaking of chocolate, while observ-
ing this past Tuesday's presidential debate
moderator, CNN's Candy Crowley, it occurred
to me that she certainly has an appropriate first
name and it has nothing to do with her disposi-

So, as I asked last week, what the heck is a
"Beguine" as in the Cole Porter 1935 classic
"Begin the Beguine" that the Courtyard Pub

pianist John Springer plays so well? The word
originally dates back to about 1180 France
where a b6guihe was a women's spiritual order
said to have been founded in Liege. However,
in the Creole language of the Caribbean, in par-
ticular French Martinique, it became a term
applied to a slow, close dance, sort of a combi-
nation of a ballroom and a Latin folkdance,
which was popularized in the 1940s due to
Porter's song. So, as Paul Harvey used to say,
"Now you know the rest of the story."
? *
Speaking of the Courtyard, if you have ever
been there during one of the piano player's
evenings and heard local resident Mary Malas
Aielto sing along to one of the show tunes,
then you've been treated to a talent that many
people have paid a lot of money to hear. The
gracious and gorgeous diva has a powerful,
jaw-dropping voice that has reverberated off
the walls of the New York Metropolitan Opera
as well as many other prestigious venues and
has a personality that is as big as her beautiful
voice. We're lucky indeed to live on an island
with so many talented residents. I wonder if
piano men Springer or Gary Ross could handle
a yodeler? Call (904) 432-7086 for piano and
jazz times.
* *
Somewhere's 5-7 p.m. Monday through
Thursday "all you can eat shrimp happy hour"
has been a success for new owners Jim and
Laura Dubberly and local shrimpers as the
Amelia Yacht Basin pub, formerly known as
Marker 13, reports that it goes through well
over 300 pounds of klcal shrimp a week and on
one recent Thursday patrons consumed more
than 100 pounds in just two hours. Folks, these
are huge shrimp, fresh off the boat, and you
can get them fried or peel-and-eat and wash
them down with half-off domestic draught
beers. If there's a better happy hour deal than
this $10 special on the island someone please
tell me where. Call them at 277-9619.
* *
With few exceptions (Peppers' comes to
mind) all Mexican restaurant food, to me, not

only tastes the same but looks the same, so I
have an idea that will save customers from
wasting time scanning those lengthy menu
selections and playing mental three-card monte
trying to calculate combination plates. Simply
break the selections into Mexico's four basic
food groups: Green Stuff, Orange Stuff, Brown
Stuff and Red Stuff. Sides would include White
Stuff and *Red Stuff (* = spicy). Any ques-
* *
I've heard that Bealls will be moving from
its present location in the Publix Shopping
Center on Sadler Road into the much larger
space previously occupied by Kmart and that
Bealls' current quarters will be filled by a Big
Lots, positive signs the local economy is start-
ing to stir.
* *
The Fernandina Beach Parks & Recreation
Department and its barbecue organizer Jay
Robertson are to be applauded for the success-
ful city-sponsored fourth annual Butt and
Brisket BBQ they staged Oct. 6 at Central
Park, where more than 1,000 folks enjoyed per-
fect weather, 25 varieties of barbecue, live
bands, cold beer and good company. It did
seem odd, however, that with the exception of
Parks & Recreation Director Nan Voit and for-
mer city manager David Lott, who served as a
barbecue judge, no other city officials were
spotted and with the election just around the
corner only one local candidate, Ed Boner, who
is running for city commissioner, was seen
mingling with the crowd. Did I miss the others
or was something else going on that (lay that
attracted the muckedy-mucks?
* *
Last week in a letter to this newspaper a
writer took issue with Nassau County zoning
property "RS2" which, she says, enables folks
to keeps chickens and other barnyard animals
on their premises. Me? I kind of like the idea
and would be willing to help feed my neigh-
bors' hens for a couple of fryers now and then
and a steady supply of eggs.




'Ye have the poor with you always'

ven after all hI Ic (did, we refuse to
trust the Lord our God, guiding
us by a pillar of fire by night
and a pillow of cloud by day.
Too often we are guilty of predeter-
mining where and how God will meet
our needs. In addition, too often people
teach that a Christian in the will of God
will never be poor.
I However, Jesus did. say, "Ye have the
poor with you always."
We have never had fewer financial
resources than when we were in Bible
school,-yet God met every need through
strangers, family members, our instruc-
tor, new acquaintances and old friends
in faraway places. Not one time did we
write, call or tell anyone of our unique
We never concerned ourselves with
whom or what God would use to meet
our needs. We were obeying God's word
in us. He told us where to go to school.

So we l'ft Ilim the
responsibility to tell
o. others where we were
| 'and what part Hle want-
ed them Io play in His
I .. plans for our lives.
Likewise, the saints
trusted the living God
who was in covenant
with them. Though
NOW AND they were having a
THEN hard time financially,
..... they did not send out
new letters for help
Maybelle though there were few
Kirkland miles between them.
However, the
Christians are so grate-
ful for spiritual blessings they receive
from other Christians that they eagerly
receive an offering from them.
Sometimes we send monthly checks
to missionaries and ministries responsi-

blc for aiding us to hear the truth from
God's word, which enables us to grow,
to prosper and to experience more abun-
dance in ..' I ',hil'L However, often
people may bombard us with requests
for money though they have done noth-
ing to help feed us spiritually.
One thing we have learned is that
there are con artists both in and out of
the ministry, and God will tell us where
there is a genuine need or just His plan
to bless someone through us.
It is exciting to be debt-free and in
position to obey God to voluntarily assist
others as the spirit of God speaks. It
may come from near or far, but it should
always be by God.
Birthday wishes to Marcus Jones,
Ellen Green, Ruby Brown, Naundy
Smith, Carlos Newsome, Endia Geter,
Edward Rauls Sr., Prudencia Veal,
Sharon Jamison, Loretta Ward and
Arlecia Bostick.

Jazz Festivalpresents finest eventyet

For the News-Leader

Capped by a spectacular headliner
concert from smooth jazz icons Spyro
Gyra, the Amelia Island Jazz Festival
succeeded in presenting one of its finest
events yet. Led by founder Jay
Beckenstein and featuring superb musi-
cianship throughout its energetic 90-
minute set of all original material
Saturday night, the veteran quintet
showed why it is one of the most
sought-after acts in the world of jazz.
The sold-out crowd at the Omni
Amelia Island Plantation's tented pavil-
ion responded heartily with'multiple
standing ovations throughout the show.
."I was absolutely knocked out," said
Festival Artistic Director Les DeMerle.
"All five musicians in the group are
world class players, and they proved it
over and over. It was a riveting show,"
he added. DeMerle's group, Hittin'The
Blue Notes, opened the program boast-
ing a tight eight-piece horn driven unit,
which showcased the work of masterful
keyboardist Mike Levine.
However, Spyro Gyra was not the
only talked about group in the festival's
eight-day run this past week. On Friday
night much heralded pianist David
Benoit delighted the near-capacity audi-,.
ence at the Omni with masterful rendi-
tions of his compositions' as well as
those of his.mentor, the late Vince
Guaraldi. The evening got off to a sensa-
ri..n:i i rt with Gypsy Rendezvous; led
by DeMerle, which showcased-the stun-
ning play of violinist Doug Cameron and
cool vocals from the ever-popular
Bonnie Eisele, and then concluded with
a smashing rendition of Louis Prima's
"Sing Sing Sing."
Book-ended by Dixieland Jazz and
Smooth Jazz Sunday brunches on Oct. 7
and 14, the festival kicked into high gear
immediately on opening day with a free
concert by TGIF, the Southeast U.S.
Navy Jazz Band before a crowd of sever-
al hundred, including an animated pack
of dancing youngsters on the grass in
Amelia Park.
Wednesday's Blues Night at Sandy

Bottoms presented a guitar-powered
performance of blues and rhythm and
blues staples by Savannah's Eric
Culberson Blues Band that kept the live-
ly house boogieing into the night.
Thursday night's Latin show, also at.
Sandy Bottoms, attracted a packed
house of dancers and Latin music afi-
cionados to hear the impeccable stylings
of trumpeter Bobby Pickwood's Samba
Soul, a solid percussion driven combo
which brought several highly skilled

Julio Fernandez, Scott Ambusch
and Jay Beckenstein of Spyro Gyro,
in concert Saturday at the Amelia
Island Jazz.Festival, above.
Left, pianist David Benoit, another
headliner, delights the near capacity
audience at the Omni Amelia Island
Plantation's tented pavilion.

couples onto the dance floor to demon-
strate exquisite versions of salsa and
cha-cha-cha dancing.
DeMerle could not have been more
pleased and commented, "We are quite
gratified with this year's turnout and
i-spi'ciilly the support we received from
the Tourist Development Council, the
Omni Amelia Island Plantation, JAZZIZ
Magazine and so many businesses
throughout the community. Additionally,
I cannot give ertough thanks for the
hard work of our Board of Directors -
along with dozens of dedicated volun-
teers who managed to take charge, plan
and execute all aspects of the festival,
which ultimately produced an efficient,
well run, and profitable week. We plan
to continue building the festival into an
internationally recognized event
because Amelia Island is second to none
in its support of the arts."

Evening with author Janis Owens

Enjoy an evening with author Janis
Owens on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at The.
Book Loft, 214 Centre St. in downtown
Fernandina Beach.
Owens, is a novelist, memoirist, folk-
lorist and storyteller. She is a native of old
Florida, born in Marianna in 1960. She
attended public school and the University
of Florida, where she was a student of
Harry Crews' Creative Writing Workshop
and earned a degree in English with a
minor in Southern history. I
She is active in Florida conservation,
oral history, historic preservation and ded-
icated to the celebration and preservation
of small-town Florida life.

'She is by trade a writer, and the award-
winning author of My Brother Michael,
winner of the Chautauqua South Fiction
Award for Best Novel, Myra Sims, The
Schooling of Claybird Catts and The
Cracker Kitchen.
Her latest book;,American Ghost -
inspired by Owens's extensive research
into a real lynching that occurred in 1934
in Marianna -was just released this fall.
It has been chosen for features in both
Elle and Good Housekeeping, and as a
Pulpwood Queen main selection.
Call the store at 261-8991 for more
information. Copies of the book will be

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Mr. Brown, Miss Jewell

Tiffany Nicole Jewell and
Christopher Wayne Brown,
both of Yulee, will be married
at 3 p.m. Nov. 3, 2012, at on
the bach at 32 S. Fletcher
Ave. in Fernandina Beach.
The reception will follow at
Sandy Bottoms.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Timmy and
Cindy Jewell of Yulee. The
groom-elect is the son of Earl
(Scooter) Pittman and Caro-
lyn Brown, bdth of Yulee.


Army Pfc. Joshua A.
Sellers has graduated from
basic combat training at Fort
Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of
training, the soldier studied
the Army mission, history,
tradition and core values,
physical fitness and received
instruction and practice in
basic combat skills, military
weapons, chemical warfare
and bayonet training, drill and

ceremony, marching, rifle
marksmanship, armed and
unarmed combat, map read-
ing, field tactics, military
courtesy, military justice sys-
tem, basic first aid, foot
marches and field training
Sellers is the son of April
and Bret Sellers of Callahan.
He is a 2009 graduate of West
Nassau High School,


Allison Calegari of between 3.80 and 3.99.
Amelia Island was named to LIM College is an inde-
the president's list at LIM -"' pendent, private'college locat-
'College for the spring 2012 ed in New York City exclu-
semester. To be placed on the sively dedicated to the study
president's list, students must- 'of business and fashion. Visit
earn a grade point average www.limcollege.edu.


Shopwith Cops
The eighth annual Shop
With Cops for underprivi-
leged children takes place
Dec. 12.
Children ages 1-11 are
selected by local elementary
school counselors to partici-
pate in the Christmas shop-
ping event at the island
Walmart, where they are
accompanied by volunteer
city police. One hundred per-
cent of money donated goes
to the children
Volunteers and contribu-
tors with. caring hearts make
the program possible. Please
make checks payable to Shop
With Cops, and mail to: City of
Fernandina Beach Police
Department, ATT: Police
Chief Jim Hurley, "Shop With
Cops Program," 1525 Lime
St., Fernandina Beach, FL
For information contact
volunteer program chairman
Don Monahan at shopwith-
cops@aol.com or 277-2091.
Holiday Bazaar
The Council of Catholic
Women at St. Michael.
Catholic Church will hold a
Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 17
from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the St.
Michael Academy Courtyard
on Fourth Street. For infor-
.mation call 261-3472.
Cookie tour
The Amelia Island Bed &
Breakfast Association will
present its annual Holiday
Cookie Tour on Nov. 17 from
noon-5 p.m., featuring eight
decorated ifins and B&Bs.
Sample a signature cookie at
each stop and take home the
recipe, get decorating ideas
and learn historical tidbits.
Trolley rides'will be available
to the inns along the beach
and horse-drawn carriages
Tickets are $20 before
Oct. 31 and $25 after and
available at the inns, the
Chamber of Commerce, the
library and Purple Dove
Resale Center. VIP lodging
packages (five available per
inn) are $150 and include one
mid-week stay, two tour tick-
ets and Sunshine Morning,
the association cookbook. A
*portion of ticket sales will
benefit Micah's Place. For
information visit www.ameli-
aislandinns.com or call 277-
Tree lighting
Starting at 2 p.m. Nov. 24
at the foot of Centre Street,
carolers, choirs, dancers and
singers will entertain visitors
with the sights and sounds of
the Christmas season.
Vendors will serve hot
chocolate and other delights,
plus Pirates will assist with
toasting marshmallows. Santa
Claus will make his way down
Centre Street to the
Christmas tree on a fire
engine at 2 p.m. All are invit-
ed to welcome him to town.
He will meet and take pic-
tures with the kids (and pets)

until 5 p.m. for a donation of
$5 per photo.
The city Christmas tree
lighting ceremony will begin
at 6:15 p.m. Visit www.amelia
island.com for information.
Hosted by the city of
Fernandina Beach.
Christmas funM
On Dec. 1, Fernandina
Beach Christian Academy will
host its first annual Christmas
Enjoy local chorus groups
singing C hristmas carols, ',"
breakfast; ffrim Chic Fil-A and
lots of fun activities, including
visits with Santa, and a Santa
Shop where parents and kids
can do some Christmas shop-
The event will be held at
First Baptist Church on South
Eighth Street from 9.a.m. to
Amelia Community
Theatre Guild will hold it first
annual "Holly Festival of
Trees Gala" live and silent
auction on Dec. 2 from 6-9
p.m. at the Main Stage Lobby,
207 Cedar St.
Enjoy live music, wine,
'hors d'oeuvres and the
chance to bid on creatively
decorated Christmas trees,
wreaths, gingerbread houses
and other auction items.
Tickets are $70 per person
and available by calling 261-
6749. Leave a message and
your call will be returned to
confirm your payment and
reservation. Or contact Shelia
Davidson at actguild@com-
Local businesses, groups
or individuals that would like
to create and donate Christ-
mas wreaths orgingerbread
houses for the auction may
contact Linda Janca or Shelia
Davidson at 261-6749 dr email
actguild@comcast.net for
Holidayopen house
The Amelia Community
Theatre Guild has planned a
number of sparkling events
this season, including a holi-
day open house Nov. 17 and
30 and Dec. 1 from 1-5:30 p.m.
View the theater lobby
filled with decorated trees,
wreaths and gingerbread
houses, then take a compli-
mentary tour of the ACT com-
plex to better understand the
creation of live theater.
Breakfast with Santa
Breakfast with Santa is
Dec. 1 from 9-11 a.m. in the
holiday-decorated Amelia
Community Theatre lobby.
Attendance is limited.
Tickets are $20 per person
and include a pancake break-
fast, entertainment and a free
4-by-6 photo with Santa.
Doors open at 8:30 a.m.
Tickets may be purchased
at the box office or by calling
261-6749. Leave a message
and your call will be returned
for confirmation. Or contact
Shelia Davidson at

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Visitors enjoy the downtown waterfront at tables and chairs set up for the inaugural
Amelia Wine Festival, above left, on Saturday. Visitors line up to .sample fruit and
grape wines made at vineyards throughout.Florida, right. Shannon Ruebel and Elliot
Morgan of San Diego, Calif., below, enjoy the wine, sunshine and breeze at the city
waterfront. The event, hosted by the Fernandina Farmers Market, featured wine tast-
ing from Florida vintners as well as live music, artisans and gourmet food samples
from local restaurants.


A Public Service Announcement by The News-Leader


FOR ...

The Nassau Friends of Scouting is looking for any
Boy Scout Eagle Scouts and Girl Scout Gold Award
recipients residing in Nassau County. If you are an
Eagle Scout or Gold Award recipient please contact
Foy Maloy at fmaloy@fbnewsleader.com or 261-3696.



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Holiday Home Tour tickets on sale

/ or the NeM'Zs L.cader

Advance tickets for the
Amelia Island Museum of
History 2012 Holiday Home
Tour are now available for
25 (before Nov. 30.) Price is
$30 on days of the tour. Five
private vintage homes
dating back to the Victorian
era will be open to the public
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on
Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday,
Dec. 1.
Don't miss this opportuni-
ty to view these historic
"grande dames" of
Fernandina dressed in their
holiday finery by profession-
al decorators and florists.
Tour tickets are for sale at
the following locations:
Amelia Island Museum
of History, 233 S. Third St.,
Fernandina Beach, 261-7378,
ext. 100 or 105 (groups of 10
or more)
Amelia Island Visitor's
Center (old railroad depot),
102 Centre St., Fernandina
T['he Plantation Shop,
Palmetto Walk Shopping
Center, 4804 First Coast
Hwy, Amelia Island
Golf Club of Amelia,
4700 Amelia Island Parkway,
Amelia Island
Chocolatier, 1427 Sadler
Road (next to Publix),
Fernandina Beach
Harrison's Mercantile,
The Shops of Amelia Island
Plantation, 6800 First Coast
Hwy., Amelia Island
Lindy's Jewelry, 202
Centre St., Fernandina
To purchase tickets
online visit ameliahome-
tours.conm'click the "tickets"
banner. While visiting this
site, take some time to pre-
view the featured homes.

Lindy Kavanaugh, left, owner of Lndy's Jewelry, where tickets to the Amelia Island
Museum of History's Holiday Home Tour are available for purchase, with tour com-
mittee member Carla Foreman.

Don't miss this opportunity to view these
historic grande dames'ofFernandina
dressed in their holiday finery by professional
decorators and florists.

Tickets for two additional
attractions that accompany
the Holiday Home Tour also
are now for sale. Organizers
recommend buying them
early as both have limited
Creating Christmas
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island decorator and award-
winning restaurateur, sharing
unique holiday decorating
tips and new ideas for tasty
hors d'oeuvres. Cost is $10
(before Nov. 30) or $15 at the
door. Seating is very limited.
Tickets are available at the
Amelia Island Museum of
History only.
Lunch at Joe's 2nd

Street Bistro offers a deli-
cious meal in an elegant
restaurant in downtown
Fernandina Beach. Seatings
are at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Entree choices are chicken
and spinach Florentine
quiche with a salad garnish
or a warm bacon/mixed
green salad with feta and can-
died pecans, tossed in a
peach/lavender vinaigrette
and topped with grilled
shrimp. Cost is $18 (gratuity
included). Reservations
required. Seating is limited.
You will be asked to declare
choice of seating and menu
at time of purchase. Tickets
are available at the Amelia
Island Museum of History

This charming 3 BR, 2.5 BA beach cottage is a must
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Farmers markets
Doug and Melissa
Resetarits of Doug's Wild
Alasla Salmon will return to
the Amelia Farmers Market at
the Shops of Omni Amelia
Island Plantation on' Oct. 20,
and on the first and third
Saturday thereafter.
Available will be boneless
sockeye salmon known for its
rich flavor and great for grill-
ing, broiling, baking, poaching
and smoking, Nova-style and
peppered smoked salmon and
new this year, 100 percent
sockeye burgers and halibut
steaks. The Restarits are a
third-generation fishing busi-
ness from Bristol Bay, Alaska.
Also at the market will be
Olive My Pickle, Gabriela's
Tamales, PC. Fresh Herbs,
and Batch 501. Sign up for the
E-Mail Newsletter at www.
The Amelia Farmers
Market is open every
Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
with farm fresh produce,
organic products and specialty
foods and specialty plants and
flowers. No pets, please. Call
491-4872 or visit www.amelia-
* *
The Amelia Island Market
Place offers fresh baked
breads, organic vegetables,
natural meats and dairy prod-
ucts each Saturday from 9
am.-1 p.m. at Seventh and "
Centre streets in downtown
Fernandina Beach, as well as
rotating calendar of musi-
cians. Each week also features
a local nonprofit as well as a
different traditional brick and
mortar shopkeeper.
This week's vendors
include T-Ray's of Fernandina
Beach, named as one of the 51
Best Burger Joints by USA
Today, with its culinary spe-
cialties like perfectly.blended
rubs and organic salad dress-
ings. Amelia Island Soy
Candles, made from soy wax
by Chandler Dot.Williams,
burn cleaner, have wicks
made with cotton so they are
lead free and are scented with
natural oils.
Visit AmelialslandMarket
Place.coni or call Judie or
Lawrence at (904) 4414-240" "
lor inlforniatioii
Plant clinic
On Oct 20 County Exten-
sion Director/Horticulture
Agent Becky Jordi will con-
duct a Plant Clinic from 10
a-m.-2 p m. at ACE Hardware
on South Eighth Street in
Fer nandina Beach. 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.
Bird club
The Nassau County Bird
Club will meet rain or shine
Oct. 20 at 8 a.m. at the Atlantic
Avenue entrance to the Egans
Creek Greenway, located
behind the rec center. Bring
binoculars, field guide, bug
juice, sunscreen, rain gear,
sunglasses and water.
The Greenway was recent-
ly selected as a stop on the
Great Florida Birding Trail.
On this walk there is a possi-
bility seeing a variety of wad-
ing, shore and songbirds as
well as birds of prey. This nat-
ural setting with its grass-cov-
ered trails is ideal for hiking,
biking and photography.
Duval Audubon will join the
outing. For information con-
tact Carol Wyatt at 261-9272 or
Pruning class
Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFAS
Extension Horticulturist and
ISA-certified arborist, will
demonstrate proper pruning
techniques on crape myrtles
and Oak trees at Fernandina
.Beach Mulch and Stone Oct.
26 from 10-11 a.m. Learn how
to properly prune trees to
improve structure and form.
The class is free to the public
but landscape professionals
are also encouraged to attend.
The address is 474389 SR 200,
Fernandina Beach. Please call
261-7177 if you plan to attend.
Sustainable Amelia
In an effort to expand its
participants and scope, the
Sustainable Fernandina
Committee is being reorgan-
ized from a city to a citizen-
based committee, initially
named Sustainable Amelia
Island. The new group is open
to all Nassau residents, inter-
ested individuals and groups.
A reorganization meeting will
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Areas of anticipated
emphasis include energy .con:
servation, renewable energy,
environmental management
and economic development.
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comments to Sustainable.AI@

Living history weekend

On Oct. 20 and .21, the
Timucuan Preserve, a unit of
the National Park Service, will
host the 150th anniversary of
the Bartle of St. Johns Bluff.
This living history weekend
will be held at Fort Caroline
National Memorial and will
highlight how the Civil War
affected Jacksonville and
Northeast Florida. The event is
free and special programs will
take place on Saturday from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cannon and musket firing
programs will be the highlight
of the weekend, but living his-
torians will also demonstrate
Civil War medicine, military
engineering, camp life includ-
ing cooking and music.
Portrayed will be infantry sol-
diers of both the North and the
South; including Union gunboat
sailors, marines, artillery crews,
engineers, doctors and nurses,
military musicians and chap-
Life for ordinary citizens,
those left behind by the sol-

diers, was often a matter of the
will to survive. This event will
shed light on this often over-
looked aspect .of the Civil War.
"Golden Tea Cup Society" a liv-
ing history group that portrays
civilian life in the Civil War, will
hold ongoing demonsti-ations
of sewing, quilting, needlework,
spinning, and candle making,
skills relied on when supplies
were blockaded.
Each day at 2:30 p.m. they
will also conduct a special pro-
gram on the antebellum hobby
of china doll collecting, using
authentic and reproduction
The event is free and open to
the public.
Fort Caroline National
Memorial is open 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. seven days a week at 12713
Ft. Caroline Road, in the East
Arlington section of
Jacksonville. Call (904) 641-7155
or visit www.nps.gov/TIMU.
Like it on Facebook at
Timucuan Ecological and
Historic Preserve and follow on
Twitter @TimucuanNPS.




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When seniors need financial assistance

For the News Leader
When the last national cen-
sus was taken in 2010, 48 per-
cent of the population was clas-
sified as poor or low-income
(earning less than 200 percent
of the poverty level). Anyone
who's ever tried to live on a low
income knows how difficult it
can be to make ends meet when
cost increases for essentials like
healthcare, housing, food and
energy outpace their earnings.
This can be especially chal-
lenging for seniors living on a
fixed income.
The good news is there are
literally thousands Qf federal,
state and private assistance pro-
grams designed to help seniors
and others cover their basic

needs. Your challenge might be
finding ones for which you're
eligible. Here are a few sug-
The nonprofit National
Council on Aging offers
BenefitsCheckUp (www.bene-
,fitscheckup.org), a free, confi-
dential web-based service that
helps seniors and their care-
givers find financial assistance
for healthcare, housing, food,
utilities, in-home services and
much more. After answering
several questions, you're issued
a personalized report describ-
ing programs and services for
which you may be eligible,
including links to their websites
and applications.
Several government-spon-
sored programs help people
with limited income and

resources pay for medical cov-
erage, including Medicaid and
Medicare. For a good round-up
of these programs, go to
www.medicare.gov and click on
"Get Financial Help."
Most pharmaceutical com-
panies offer patient assistance
programs (PAPs) that provide
uninsured and low-income peo-
ple access to prescription drugs
they couldn't otherwise afford.
Ask your doctor, pharmacist or
health clinic for details. Other
good resources include:
Medicare's alphabetical list of
drugs available through PAPs
asp); Partnership for Prescrip-
tion Assistance (www.pparx.
org); RxAssist (www.rxas-
sist.org); and NeedyMeds

In addition, as a result of the
Affordable Care Act, Medicare
Part D participants who reach
the so-called doughnut hole cov-
erage gap now receive a 50 per-
cent discount on brand-name
prescription drugs and a 14 per-
cent discount on generics.
(These discounts will gradually
increase until 2020 when the
doughnut hole will disappear
The IRS tax code includes
several benefits that target sen-
iors (and often, other lower-
income taxpayers), including:
A higher standard deduction
amount for most people who
don't itemize deductions if they
and/or their spouse are over 65
or blind.
An additional tax credit for
lower-income people who are
over 65 or disabled and file a
1040 or 1040A tax form. (For

full details and eligibility, see
IRS, Publication 524 at
Free tax return preparation
,assistance and counseling from
IRS-trained volunteers is avail-
able to people over age 60, as
well as low-to-moderate income
folks and military families.
IRS Publication 554 provides
comprehensive help for seniors
to prepare their tax returns.
Many government-spon-
sored benefits, grants and finan-
cial aid programs exist to help
seniors, low-income families and
others pay their bills, including:
LIHEAP (Low-Income
Home Energy Assistance
Program) provides grants to
help pay utility bills. To see if
you qualify, go to www.acf.hhs.
gov/progra ms/ocs/lih eap.
SNAP (Supplemental Nutrit-
ion Assistance Program) helps

lII I.1...... lower-income Ameri-
cans buy nutritious food each
month. Visit www.fns.usda.
gov/snap for qualification
Rental assistance for low-
income families is available
from several U.S. Department
of Housing and Urban
Development programs as well
as other state and local agen-
cies (see www.hud.gov/rent-
ing/index.cfm for details).
Go to www.usa.gov/Citizen/
Topics/Benefits.shtml for a
comprehensive overview of
additional aid programs.
And of course, don't forget to
ask about senior discounts
whenever you shop, travel or
buy insurance 10 percent
here and there can really add
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financial education programs.


Lenahan new GM
The Amelia Island Club board of directors
has announced appointment of Don Lenahan
as general manager.
Lenahan's past experience includes execu-
tive positions at several five-diamond resorts,
including the Ritz-Carlton at Rose Hall,
Jamaica and the Ritz-Carlt6n
in Dubai. His most recent
position was director of food
and beverage at the Hotel
.' Ravelia in Lake Las Vegas,
Nevada, before returning to
the club as assistant general
Lenahan will be responsi-
ble for all day-to-day opera-
Lenahan tions of the two-year-old equi-
ty club, and will report
directly to the board of direc-
The Amelia Island Club is a member-owned
private club with 1,389 resident and non-resi-
dent members. It offers its members a full
range of facilities, including the Fazio-
designed Long Point golf course and the
beachfront Ocean Clubhouse, as well as
access to all Omni Resort amenities.
For information visit www.ameliaisland-

Shurman named president
Mark Shurman, a 1978 graduate of
Fernandina Beach High School, has been

elected president of
FNAME, Florida's largest
advertising and marketing
executive organization, for
Shurman began his career
with the News-Leader in 1982.
He is now retail advertising
a- manager of the Tampa Bay
Shurman Times, Florida's largest news-
As president of FNAME,
Shurman said he will strive to strengthen
the partnership between daily and weekly
newspapers to show advertisers value in
the newspaper industry's print and digital for-
This will be his second term, as president of

Amelia Island Yacht Basin
The "grand reopening" of Amelia Island
Yacht Basin is scheduled
Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m., with lunch served
noon to 5.
There will be live
music by Sean McCarthy,
complimentary barbecue
by Chef Brian and the
newly remodeled marine AAELIA RiLAND
store, with shelves YA stocked by Port Supply,
will be unveiled.
Call 277-4615 for more information.

Boy Scout Troop 89

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Sponsored by Fernandina Beach Rotary Club

October 26, 2012


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Friday, Novexmber 9, 2012

Amelia Slhotgunt Sports
86300 Hot Shot Trail, Yuilee, Florida

Registration: 9:00 am..
Shooting: 10:00 a.m.x.
Lunch & Awards: 12:00 p.m.

4 Person Teaxms $500
2 Person Teaxxs $300

Pre-Registration Deadline is October 29"'
.4 Man Team is $650 after October 29(.

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ALAN DONALDSON mer state representative and
For the News-Leader native son Aaron Bean and
Club Unit Director Walter
A truly grand grand opening Cromartie, who proudly intro-
took place Sunday at the new duced two young club mem-
Fernandina Beach Boys & bers who flawlessly recited the
Girls Club, the Roberts Boys & Girls Club Code and
Learning & Achievement Mission. Jack Roberts, whose
Center, on Lime Street. family is the founding sponsor
A crowd of about 300 came of the new Club, made the final
to marvel at the spacious rooms and meaningful remarks.
where children can learn and Now that the big challenge
grow, every day after school. of opening the club is finally
Attendees were provided met, Cromartie looks forward
refreshments, courtesy of The to doing what he loves best -
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, and working with kids, ages 6 to
were entertained by music" 17, who come faithfully every
from the Nassau Community day. Since opening on Sept. 24,
Band, directed by Amy Scott. the Club membership has
Prominent among those on grown from 50 to 100 daily
hand were Nassau County members. One of those mem-
School Board members, city bers is Casstian Mote, 7, who
and county commissioners. came to thb grand opening with
After an open house, the his mom and aunt. When
crowd assembled in the hand- Casstian was asked how he
some, open-air Athletic Venue, liked the club, he said simply:
and listened as Bill Gower, pres- "I never want to leave!" He
ident of the Boys & Girls Club won't be alone with that idea
Nassau Foundation, opened the as the new club, with a capaci-
program, which began with an ty of 250 members, throngs
invocation from Chaplain Jim with kids, all eager to fulfill their
Tippins of Baptist Medical potential and their dreams.
Center Nassau. Brief remarks See a video of the new
followed from county School Roberts Learning & Achieve-
Superintendent John Ruis, for- ment Center at bgcnassau.org.

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FRIDAY. OCTOBER 19, 2012 NEWS News-Leader

Cumberland National Seashore 40 years old

C umberland Island National Seashore
celebrates its 40th anniversary this
month. A press release issued by the
National Park Service gives its view of
40 years of stewardship.
On Oct. 23, 1972, President Richard M.
Nixon signed Public Law 92-536 creating
Cumberland Island National Seashore. This
act culminated a long and complex process of
obtaining supporI from various individuals and
groups to make Georgia's largest barrier
island one of America's National Parks.
Since that time, the National Park Service
has methodically moved to establish opera-
tions on the island and mainland, preserved
natural and cultural resources and provided,
visitor services to the public. The Cumberland
Island National Seashore legislation remains
the most important defining document as to
how this resource is managed on behalf of the
American people.
The process of making the island a
National Seashore really began in 1962 when
Florence, the last surviving child of Thomas
and Lucy Carnegie, died. With her death, the
trust established by Lucy Carnegie ended
allowing lands owned by the Carnegie heirs to
be sold. The Carnegie descendants had no
one vision for Cumberland Island:; mt ...,.re
willing to sell their lands and others wanted to
preserve it as a National -ar I:
Those wanting to sell their land did so to
coastal developer Charles Fraser, who had
already realized development success on
Hilton Head Island. Those seeking to preserve
the island sought the assistance of Stewart
Udall, former Secretary of the Interior under
Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. With guid-
ance from former Secretary Udall, family
members united by Joe :, '- .-ii..J, a
vision for the island. .
Congressman Bill Stutckey, who represent-
ed southeast coastal Georgi.i.. -h ilh'- long
and delicate process ofcrealin- a, bill ;abl to
pass both the House and Senii r rllh- hill
must satisfy all the various ., r, an 1, ii u, i hav-
ing an interest in preserving the island.
A major obstacle to achieving the goal of a
National Park was obtaining the funding for
purchase of the land. The Mellori F.,.iirnd; iir.i
provided the bulk of the funds to the ne"i.I,
created National Park Foundatiofi, which
negotiated acquisition v.ith mi st .,:4 ti:e laii'i
After the bill's enactment, the National
Park Service arrived to the island in late 1972.
One of the many challenges facing the new
staff was the many historic structures on the
island. Most were left over from the Gilded
Age when the Carnegies and their children
lived on the island. Some of the structures
were in fair condition butmany were in an
advanced state of decay. So began a two-
decade-long process of stabilizing and rehabili-
tating structures. Cultural resource specialists
determined that some buildings while possess-
ing an exterior that looked to be in good condi-
tion, often the foundations or interiors had suf-
fered extensive damage and the buildings
could notbe.saved. .
By.fai- the greatest dhall nge in'saviing cul-
tural resources was that of Plum Orchard
mansion. The 20,000-plus-square-foot house
had been built as a wedding present for
George and Margaret Thaw Carnegie in 1898.
Although the Georgian Mansion was stabilized
it was never fully rehabilitated until the turn of
the 21st century. From 2000 through 2006 the
National Park Service painstakingly
brought back to its former grandeur.
Today, Plum Orchard tells the story of
those who lived and worked on Cumberland
Island in a time long ago. Caring for historic
structfires did not stop with the restoration of
Plum Orchard; currently the park cares for
nearly 80 historic structures. Nearly 60 of
these historic structures have been rehabilitat-
ed. In '
addition to caring for historic structures,
the park also cares for over 207,000 artifacts in
its collection. That collection was housed on
the island in a substandard facility until 2000
when it was moved to an approved museum
storage facility on the mainland to ensure
those objects would be properly cared for.
The park's 1972 enabling legislation called
on the National Park Service to develop a
wilderness recommendation to Congress.
Acting on that recommendation, legislation
was passed in 1982 that designated over 8,800
acres of the Island's north end as Wilderness.
President Ronald Reagan signed the bill into
law. Today, over 9,886 acres are designated as
Wilderness on Cumberland Island.
In 1972, when the National Park Service
assumed the management of Cumberland
Island, most of the island was in a natural
state. As with many parks, fire was a major
concern to managers. A massive fire on the
north end of the island in 1981 that burned
1,700 acres steered managers towards a sup-
pression policy for wild land fires on the
island. For many years, this was in keeping
with national policies towards fire manage-
ment. However, fire management knowledge
has grown and it is now kno,. n thi.i.i many
ecosystems need fire to nimanirain a healthy bal-
ance. .
Another key feature of natural resource

Many historic structures on Cumberland Island were left over f'om the Gilded Age when the Carnegies and their children lived
there. Some of the structures were in fair condition but many were in an advanced state of decay, above. Feral horses, which roam
free on the island, below, have been a challenge. Beloved by visitors, they are perhaps the most popular feature to the island, but
do have a detrimental effect on the island's vegetation. Historical artifacts dot the island, below right. Bottom left, a fire burns on
Cumberland, a continuing problem which is being addressed with a new fire management plan.

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management is protecting threatened and
'endangered species. For Cumberland Island,
nesting sea turtles were an important
resource that warranted special attention. For
the last 20 years the park staff has worked
closely with the-Georgia Department of
Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service to monitor, protect and sup-
port the successful nesting of sea turtles on
the island.
Feral animals have also been a concern to
park service managers. When the National
Park Service staff arrived on Cumberland
SIsland in 1972 three remaining forms of live-
stock (cows, pigs and horses) roamed free on
the island. By the 1980's the cows had been
removed. Feral hog control has resulted in
dramatic reduction of the population. However
it is unlikely they will be eradicated. Feral
horses have been a greater challenge. Beloved
by visitors, they are perhaps the most popular
feature to the island, but do have a detrimental
effect on the island's vegetation.
Visitors first began.arriving by ferry to
Cumberland Island in late 1974.
The 1984 General Management Plan limit-
ed daily visitation to 300 persons per day. The
visitor limit and the remoteness of the island
has kept visitation to the island low by
National Park Service standards. There were
just fewer than 40,000 visitors to the island in
2011. Still, visitors to Cumberland Island enjoy
a variety of activities to include swimming, bik-
ing, camping, hiking, fishing, observing
wildlife and taking in the rich historical sites of
the Island. With much of the island designated
wilderness, backpacking and primitive camp-
ing is also very popular. Nearly every day the
-park hds been in operation the popular
Footsteps Walk has been given by the park's
interpretive rangers. The trip aboard the con-
cession ferry to the seashore can be a relaxing



experience for visitors who often get the treat
of observing marine life along the way.
Recently, the park has set a course for the
use of expired reserved estates by developing
the Former Reserved Properties Management
Plan and finalizing it in July 2012. Another
major step for the park was the beginning of
the Lands and Legacies Tours. This rugged
van trip to the historic sites on the north end
of the island was initiated as a result of federal
legislation, which required the tours and rede-
fined the wilderness boundaries. In the first
year of operation over 3,900 visitors have
taken the trip and given the experience high
Looking to what the next 40 years will
bring to Cumberland Island is impossible to
determine. But some important steps are in
the works that may reveal how the park will be
managed in the near future. The park has
begun a new fire management plan that will
seek to bring back fire into the natural envi-
ronment. Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue selected
Cumberland Island National Seashore as
Georgia's site to be represented on America's
Beautiful National Park's Quarter program.
The hew quarter will be minted in 2018. The
park will also develop a new foundation state-
, ment that will serve to update the 1984
General Management Plan and guide future
Cumberland Island is the largest barrier
island off the coast of Georgia, encompassing
more than 36,000 acres of maritime forests,
salt marsh and beaches.




t's tgamme day. anld both the Yulee
I lihh School Ilornets and the k
Fernmndiina leach Pirates travel
to1lig;iht. Ytuiee hcads to Callahan to .
tak m tlu h.st Nassau Warriors "
,.i. t.. .l.r.ates head to Fort
V1hit(,. (lame lime is 7:(30 p.m. for .
both. Pictured right, the I hornets and k.
irriors battle in last year's. .
matchup. Ynice ( -2) fell victim to 7- el
0) First'.,Co stt 7-2, last week. A winl
tonigh ,,v -i ,ul re the district chain- '" "
ul 'z..", ., orFilee h Pirates (2-5) -
are coming, off a 35-25 loss to ,
Mlat"nizas. The Pirates trailed 21-18.' "
at haIftime and took a 25-21 lead in .. ... .
the third quarter on a Cole Willis '
one-viard rushing touchdown. "But .
di- :. ...I. "'."* .' '3
d ,fensivey we couldn't hold the
lesld," Ii IS head football coach
TwIv'lis Hodge said. "it's very frustrat- ..
ing for our kids. We have five losses
and, 2-3 plays in a few of those -
games, and we could easily be 4-, or
even 5-2, but we have to learn to
make those plays. I tell you one thing
though, these kids will battle andi
fight for .IN minutes. W'e were down
2 1-3 and came back to take the lead.
We just have to be more consistent.
We'll keep working though; these
young men are fighters." Willis was
Q-of-:. for 170 vards and t4o
scores; Tony 'FranklMand had 22 car-
ries for 1)00 yards; and Will Mitchell..-' .
had eight catches for 150 yards. .. -- ,
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AiIsland Invitational Saturday

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A first-of-its-kind high
school cross country in .eet is
cominio tio Flrnandlini Heachi
Saturday mIrorningl anid the
public is invited to attend andi
cheer (on ilI alhltes.
The iinau]giural Amelia
Island Inv iatioi()nal will be run
oni the north couLrs'e ofthe
F'eirnandinia IIach (( ll -Club.
Ftcl-nandina IBeach I ligh
Sch"olTs cro s-coun try
squads will play host to 12
other sci ,ools Ir, i tlihroLlgh

(t'o'.rgia. T'ams ar(' coming
from thi li ack I In. ar' a,
Baldwin, (aiins-ville and
Pensacola and from Atlhens,
(a., and Richmond Hill, (a.
Spixctators will be( able io
watch Ithe comlXItition and
cheer the riunnller froin sever-
al locations, all nii'ar Ih' start
andil finish areas. After tlhe
high school >ivs and girls 5K
racts, a non-sc1oring oiii'n
Sr'ace will be hI ld for junior
varsity boys and girls, and
Sanyon. ,lis, whoo would like to
TIhe v'nt is twh brainchild
of I11'HS ticross ciilunltry coach
Mark Durr, who is cuIr''c'ntly
on 1 avC I n', andII .. n i
known r1tinningl.l coach Roy
Hinson, wl'1o Ioved to
Am.lia Island' in 2009 and
s(lrvits as a css country
coachi-ii.i voliuntl i irt' at the
"Markl I'lIt w should havy
an invitational rack to show
'tlat we w1r1' siTrious about
cross co(,itrily at F' I IS,"

Jay Harbin, left, and Roy Benson organized Saturday's cross country match at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club.

Benson said. "It's been sort of
a dream of ours starting back
in the fall of 2009, when we
had the boys team that went
to the state meet for only the
second time in school history,
and Stephanie Strasser fin-
ished second in the 2A indi-
vidual race."
"We have a very active
new cross-country booster
club ind President Jay Harbin
and other members have
worked very hard to make
this happen," Benson said. He
said support froin the
Fcrnandina Beach Golf Club
has been crucial, along with

Contributions from the Amelia
Island Runners club and
numerous sponsors.
Harbin said organizing for
the event began with fundrais-
ing last April. "It's been a true
community effort," he said,
with support from.sponsors
and dozens of volunteers, and
the golf club.
Benson says the event will
be "a unique cross-country
experience" and he expects
fast times on the golf course
route. One different aspect of
the varsity races will be a
"clash start."
The field will be divided

onto two opposing starting
lines, running toward each!
other to the first turn, where
they will merge onto the main
Benson has a longstanding
relationship with Nike and, *
"to make the meet unique, I
borrowed the idea from
them," he said. Nike launched
a meet between top high
school runners from differ-
ent-sized schools in Oregon
and Washington, using a giant
field on Nike's campus in
Portland, Ore..'"To put some
drama into the race they line
up Oregon's runners at one

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end of the giant field ai, l the ioi
Washington's at the other,': closed
they fire a cannon, the kids races,
run straight at each other to course
the middle of the field, where Nik
they then merge and continue membi
on around the course." sity tea
In the local version, "We'll special
put half of the teams at the Runne:
end of the first fairway, the runner
rest at the other end, the teams.
Fernandina Beach Pirates In s
Club will fire the cannon, and cross-c
the teams will run roughly rankin,
430 feet straight at each other places
until they merge together at with rt
the first turn." for,the
-'......1- scheduledib tc n- ,in l:,"
pete include Jacksonville's low sco
Bolles, which is favored to import
win in 2A at State this year. ner in*
"We'e succeeded in attracting someti
a diverse and competitive, the fas
field," Benson said. be cele
He also urged local run- "W(
ners and running enthusiasts will art
to attend and show their sup- from tI
port for the young athletes. die sch
'There will be seven view- Harbin
ing spots all within just a very base e:
short stroll across two or sports,
three of the fairways near the contint
start and the finish, so people form o
will be able to see a great deal try is r
of the race," he said. 'This healthy
will be an ideal venue for, stage c
spectator viewing." "Th
The boys varsity race part of
starts at 8 a.m. Saturday with country
the girls varsity race at 8:35 Bensoi
a.m. and the open event at ners co
9:20 a.m. compa:
A post-race mixer at the had 13
golf club's clubhouse will fea- contint
ture' a continental breakfast of dista
and the golf club's restaurant who dc
facility will be open to both sport c
runners and spectators. While really f


rth course will be
to golfers during the
the south and west
s will be open.
.e prizes will go to each
er of the top three var-
ims. There will also be
1 "Most Valuable
r" awards to the fifth
Son each of those

scoring high school
countryy meets, a team's
g is determined by the
of its top five runners
runners earning points
position.ip which,they
jiustflilke 'g, .1f in. :it.:l-h,'
ore wins. The critical
tance of that fifth run-
the overall score is
mes overshadowed by
ter finishers, but will
ebrated at this event.
we're hoping this meet
ract more students
he high school and mid-
iool who want to run,"
said. "Running is your
exercise for other
and as you get older, it
ues to be an excellent
f exercise. Cross coun-
unning, and staying
y and with that at this
*omes competition."
e meet is an important
developing a cross-
y tradition at FBHS,"
)n said. "We had 28 run-
)me out this year as
red to 2010, when we
. This is an effort to
ue developing a culture
since running, so kids
)n't have any other
an enjoy being on a
un, successful team."

Hn Gol/continues improvements at North Hampton

1linim i)tln (iolf, tIh indus-

lion i ii iiii ov ni s at Th
G(olf Cltubi North Hlami)lt(o
in l'F(rnandina i'-wtch.
1I ci t'll r lfullblis lmtnlis io
thi clb.,io:,us, including a

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b1lr ii i-i i n'ilts to thli
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to bl bm' l d by rarly
Tlw ( Io, Llub ;it No1rlh
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cha,-rd bvy Ta'lmpa ;aIy l'ays
minority owni' r l';iii y l
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is m anaigiiill t l, th ubl ai!l
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thr tIaciliir ;- nd ll h co lr: .
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slandil;: kI owl\''ld., o(d Aml 'lia
Island and ii- al, industry,
has 1 ), (n hirh',l ) .ivr as
gwnwrn> i niiial .w r/di]rkclor ol
golf 1wi ih th 'lul>. Tuick ri'-
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Aiiw liia ticri (d ll ( lub.
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Ami tli; Island I 'lniltion

'This is an
exciting time
for The Golf
Club at North
I lampton, as it
gets upgrades
to the course -
and facilities
1t under new
Tucker ownership,"
said M.G.
Render, presi-
d(nt tif I lamption Golf and
:irld presidentt ofThe PGA of
America. "We are honored to
have Ed' at the helm, and the
couitrse and club will greatly
bltii'lTl froi)m his wealth of
experience and familiarity
with thlt area aild its golf pro-
TheI challenging signature
course' ai Th' Golf Club at
North I lamption was designed
by Arnold Palm< r and the
club ot flrs a vanity o()f in-
structional and recreational
programs for adults and chil-
dren. I ampton Golf's central-
izt'd customer service center
will be1 handling Ite time and
reservation bookings.
In addition to the course(
and clubhouse, amenities at
ThX (;oIlf Club at North
I-Hampll)ton includI an aquatic
cntrtr with a Junior Olympic
)poiil, Ibasketball and tennis,
courts, canoC/kayak launch

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-The Arnold Palmer signature course at The Golf Club t North ampton

The Arnold Palmer signature course at The Golf Club at North Ilampton.

with access to Lofton Creek
and multi-purpose playing
"We have embarked on a
successful new membership
program with limited time
availability, and we are en-
couraging residents of the
area to take advantage of the

opportunity to join this amaz-
ing club," said Tucker. "Our
state-of-the-art facilities are
getting even better, and a full
golf membership also comes
with reciprocal privileges at
other affiliated golf clubs in
Florida and throughout the

Hampton Golf acquires
and manages golf courses and
facilities throughout the
Southeastern U.S. and em-
ploys more than 1,000 team
members, including more
than 40 PGA professionals.
Hampton Golf is committed to
providing the highest stan-

dard of excellence in design,
service and course conditions
alt each facility it serves.
For information about
I hampton Golf and its golf
course clubs, visit www.hamp-
tongolfclubs.com, www.why-
hamptongolf.com or call (904)



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FRIDAY. OCTOBER 19.2012 SPORTS News-Leader

96 play

The Golf Club of Amelia
Island sponsored its 22nd
annual Ladies Invitational
(better ball of two) Oct 11
with an Olympic theme. The
theme was carried through-
out the tournament from
flight names to the entertain-
ing, synchronized swimmers
to dessert.
A full field of 96 players
enjoyed breakfast, golf, lunch
and entertainment. There
were drawing prizes donated
by many area golf courses for
the ladies to enjoy. The two
grand prize drawings were for
a three-day, two-night stay at
the Summer Beach Resort
and a one-night oceanview
stay at The Ritz Carlton-
Amelia Island.
Food and Beverage
Director Kevin Krzeminski's
highly-anticipated dessert
this year was "Tower of
Flaming Torch" cupcakes.
A proximity prize went to
Marguerite Gilliam, who had
the longest putt on hole No. 2
among all handicaps. Amelia
Parkerson was closest to the
pin over the marsh on No. 14.
For handicaps 0-20, Maria
Johnson was closest to the
pin on hole No. 9; Shan
Giordano had the longest
drive on No. 11; and Rhonda
Donovan was'closest to the
pin on No. 16.
For handicaps 21-32,
Jarris Priester was closest to
the pin on No. 5; Anne
Donaldson was closest to the
pin on No. 13; and Jqlie
Robbins had the longest drive
on No. 1. *
The flights were named
after the various events of the
In the cycling (eighth)
flight, Nancy Carpenter arid
Johnnie Enter were low gross
winners with an 89; Jayne
Paige and Kathleen Hilmer
had low net, 66.
In the track and field (sev-
enth) flight, low gross win-
ners were Marilyn Lawso and
Julie Robbins, 92; low net 68
was posted by Carolyn
Rumph and Bobbie Fost.
In the equestrian '(sixth)
flight, Nancy Jones and Jarris
Priester had a low gross 86;
Javene Lamb and Clare
Colemen had low net, 67.
Carol Scavotto and Eileen
Flynn led the swimming
'(fifth) flight with a low gross
- 8 ijijh'ie Arin,Lamb and-
Daisy Moody had low net, 65.
Linda Larabee and Salli
Roberts won low gross in the

in ladies tourney

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Overall ilow gross winners were Sue Lansdell and Shan
Giordano, above, with a score of 75 from the first flight
(gymnastics). Overall low net winners were Cathy Halter
and Nancy Flynn, below, with a score of 60 from the
sixth flight (equestrian).

.soccer (fourth) flight with an
89; Sue Burke and Linda Yow
won low net, 66.
Sharon Badenoch and Fifi
Abdian posted the low gross
score of 84 in the volleyball
(third) flight; Mary Lesher
and B.J. Murphy were low net
winners, 65.
In the rowing (second)
flight, Mary Poole and Shirley
McKain teamed up for low
gross title with a'76; Cletia
Bowron and Dianne Hartley
shot a low net, 65.
In the gymnastics (first)

Jacksonville hosts Davis

Jacksonville has been
selected as the site for the
2013 Davis Cup by BNP
Paribas first-round match
between the United States
and Brazil Feb. 1-3. The
matches will be played at the
Jacksonville Veterans
Memorial Arena, which will
have an expected capacity of
approximately 13,000.
The event is being organ-
ized, staged and promoted by
the USTA. Tickets will go on
sale to the general public in
early December. For informa-
tion, fans can call the U.S.
Davis Cup hotline at (888)
484-8782 or visit www.
"There is nothing like play-
ing Davis Cup in your home
country and Jacksonville will
be a great venue when we
host Brazil next year," said
Jim Courier, who led the U.S.
to the semifinals this year in
his second season as U.S.
Davis Cup captain. "We were
very happy to draw a home
match. This could be a great
opportunity for players like
John (Isner), Sam (Querrey)
and Ryan (Harrison) to expe-
rience a home court advan-
tage for the first time in their
Davis Cup careers."
This will be just the sec-
ond home match as U.S.
'Davis Cup captain for Florida
native Courier. The U.S.
played all three of its matches
oh the road this year, posting
wins over Roger Federer's
Swiss team and France before
losing to Spain in the semifi-

The matchup with Brazil
will be the first home tie for
the U.S. since the 2011 quar-
terfinals in Austin, Texas, and
just the third home tie for the
U.S. since 2009. In that time,
the U.S. team has played
seven road matches all on
The best-of-five match
.series begins Feb, 1 with two
singles matches featuring
each country's No. 1 player
against the other country's
No. 2 player.
Saturday's schedule fea-
tures the pivotal doubles
match, and the final day of
play on Sunday includes two
"reverse singles" matches,
where the No. 1 players
square off followed by the No.
2 players going head-to-head.
All matches are best-of-five
sets until one country wins
three matches.
"Hosting the Davis Cup
competition represents a
great opportunity for our city
to receive the global attention
it deserves," said Jacksonville
Mayor Alvin Brown. "The
.word is getting out: Jackson-
ville is a premier city for ma-
jor sporting events. Our selec-
tion emerged from a high-
ly-competitive process and it
goes to show that we have the
staff, facilities and experience
to create a marquee experi-
ence to delight the thousands
of fans headed our way."
"The Davis Cup is one of
the top tennis events in the
world and we're very proud to

flight, Linda Scott and
Rhonda Donovan were low
gross winners with a 75; Jane
Casper and Faye Shepherd
were low net winners with a
The overall low gross win-
ners were Sue Lansdell and
Shan Giordano with a score of
75 from the first flight (gym-
The overall low net win-
ners were Cathy Halter and
Nancy Flynn with a score of
60 from the sixth flight

Cup match
be hosting the first round in
Jacksonville," said Alan
Verlapder, executive director
of sports and entertainment
for the city of Jacksonville.
"We have a tremendous ten-
nis community that is eager
to engage in a first-class ten-
nis event at the Jacksonville
Veterans Memorial Arena."
This match will mark the
fifth meeting between the
U.S. and Brazil in Davis Cup.
The U.S. leads the overall
series 3-1 with its last victory
against Brazil coming in the
,1997 first round in Ribeirao
Preto, Brazil, when Courier
and MaliVai Washington led
the U.S. to a 4--1 win. .
The U.S. is 109-16 all-time
in Davis Cup ties played at
home and undefeated in
Florida (6-0)..This will be the
seventh Davis Cup tie played
in the state of Florida and first
since the U.S. defeated
Sweden 4-1 in the 2004 quar-
terfinal at the Delray Beach
Tennis Center.
Tennis Channel will pres-
ent live daily coverage of the
match. The site selection is
.subject to final approval by
the International Tennis
The U.S.-Brazil winner will
face either Serbia or Belgium
in the quarterfinals April 5-7.
Should the U.S. advance, they
would host the quarterfinal
Davis Cup is the world's
largest annual international
men's team competition with
122 nations competing.


Volleyball Nov.' 9 at Oakleaf 7:00
.Oct. 19-20 at JV tournament, BK TBA District YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Oct. 23, 25 Distnct 4-4Aat Yulee 6:00 Volleyball
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL Junior Varsity Football Oct 23, 25 DISTRICT 4-4ATOURNEYTBA
Varsity Football Oct. 25 YULEE 6 00
Oct. 19 at West Nassau 7:30 FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Oct,26 atTrinity Chrstian 7:30 FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL Swimming
Nov. 9 at Hamilton County 7:00 Cross Country Oct. 22-26 Distnct 1-2A meet TBA
Varsity Football Nov. 1 Distrct 3-2A TBA Junior Varsity Football
Oct. 19 atFort White 7.30 Nov. 10 Region 1-2A, Tallahassee8 30am Oct 25 at Femandina Beach 600


Arlington FC
Oct. 13 Goals: Lesoine, McNeil

2 AIYSU14girls
2 Ponte Vedra
Goals: Burchett (2).Arato

Henry selected for Army bowl
Yulee High School senior running back
Derrick Henry will be honored at 10 a.m. Oct.
25 at the school. The 2013 U.S. Army All-
American Bowl Selection Tour will visit Yulee
High School to select Henry for the U.S. Army
All-American Bowl. The school will honor
Henry before his teammates, classmates,
fans and family during an assembly in the,
The five U.S. Army All-American Bowl
Selection Tour teams travel across the coun-
try from late September to mid-December to
announce all 90 players and 125 marching
musicians to the bowl game.
The 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl will
be televised live on NBC from the Alamodome
Jan. 5 at noon. Visit www.usarmyallamerican-

Chicken. Prosser guest speakers
Dan Hicken and Jeff Prosser of First Coast
News will be the guest speakers for the
Nassau County Gator Club meeting at 6:30
p.m. Oct. 23 at O'Kane's Irish Pub on Centre
-Street. There is no charge for University of
Florida alumni members; $5 fee at door for
everyone else.

The McArthur Family YMCA is offering a
youth basketball league for ages 4-14 this -
winter. The season begins Dec. 14 and runs
through Feb. 9. Teams will practice once
weekly, Mondays through Thursdays from 5-9
p.m. Games will be played Friday evenings
and/or Saturdays.
Each participant will receive a YMCA jer-
sey and an award at the end of the season.
Registration ends Nov. 8. Fee is $55 for mem-
bers and $110 for non-members. Visit
www.firstcoastymca.org or call 261-1080.

Senior. Chistian bowling leaues
A senior league bowling is offered at 9:30
a.m. Wednesday at Nassau Bowling off US
17 in Yulee. The group also meets for
Christian league bowling at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The American Cancer Society's Game Day
5K will be at 9 a.m. Oct. 27 at Racquet Park
at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Run or
walk in your Georgia or Florida college colors
to benefit Relay For Life of Fernandina
Beach-Yulee. There is a $20 pre-registration
for adults and $10 pre-registration for children
($5 increase on race day). To register email

YuleeBasketball Associaton
The Yulee Basketball Association will
begin registration in October for the 2012-13
season. Registration dates are Oct. 22 and 26
from 5:30-7 p.m. and Oct. 20 and 27 from 8
a.m. to.noon at the Yulee Sports Complex,
86142 Goodbread Road in Yulee.'
The YBA is a competitive, no-minimum
play league that strives to provide a competi-
tive environment designed to equip athletes
With both the basketball skill set and mental
fortitude 'necessary to succeed at the junior
high and high school levels.
YBA.currently offers three leagues 15U,
12U and 10U. Players must be eight years old
by Nov. 1. Bring child's birth certificate, physi-
cal within last six months and completed reg-
istration form with you.
Cost is $100 for first child and $75 per
each additional sibling. For information and to
download our registration form visit www.
yuleebasketball.org or call (904) 701-4188.

Shootwith thesheriff
The "I Shot with the Nassau County
Sheriff" will be held Nov. 9 at Amelia Shotgun
Sports, 86300 Hot Shot Trail in Yulee.
Registration is at 9 a.m., shooting is at 10
a.m. and lunch and awards are at noon.
Format is four-person teams for $500 or
two-person teams for $300. Pre-register by
Oct.. 29; four-man team is $650 after Oct. 29.
For information, contact the Sheriff's
Foundation of Nassau County at 548-4027.

Strides for Education 5K
Take Stock in Children/Nassau presents its
inaugural "Strides for Education" 5K Run and
Beach Walk at 9 a.m. Dec. 8 at Main Beach.
Proceeds will be used to purchase scholar-
ships for more deserving students in Nassau
Held simultaneously with other Take Stock
programs in Florida, the event is open to all
individuals, families, companies and local
organizations and will feature RIFD Chip tim-
ing by DRC Sports. The fee is $25 and
includes a goodie bag and T-shirt. More than
75 medals and awards will be presented for
all levels of participation.
Take Stock in Children/Nassau has provid-
ed college scholarships to more than 150 stu-
dents over the last 15 years. Another 160,'
Take Stock scholars are in Nassau County's
four middle and high schools. To sign up, go
to www.stridesforeducation.com and click on
"Nassau." For information contact Jody
Mackle at 548-4464 or jmackle@fscj.edu.

AHero's Run
The inaugural A Hero's Run 5K and 10K
run or walk will be held at 8 a.m. Oct. 27 at
Fort Clinch State Park. There will also be a
fun run for children. This charitable event is

hosted by Mothers of America's Military
Fallen, SPC Kelly J. Mixon Foundation. All net
proceeds are a direct donation to Mothers of
AMF Foundation.
Submit the name or names of the heroes)
you want to run for on the registration form.
Hero(es) dog tags will be included in the run-
ner's packet along with a Dri-Fit event T-shirt.
Choose several heroes to run for at an addi-
tional fee of $10 per name.
Fees are $35 for the 5K or 10K run or walk
and $15 for the fun run. Race packets will be
available from 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. at Current
Running, 815 S. Eighth St. Race day registra-
tion begins at 6 a.m. No registrations accept-
ed after 7.15 a.m.
The awards ceremony is at 10:30 a.m.
Water, fruit and granola bars will be available.

Awards go to the overall male and female
winners in the 5K and 10K as well as masters,
grand masters and age divisions. Fun run par-
ticipants receive a kids dog tag medal com-
memorating "A Hero's Run" 2012.
The races start at atthe recreation center.
10K runners will enter Fort Clinch and run to
the back gate, down 14th Street to Atlantic
Avenue, turning left and continuing down
Atlantic Avenue back to recreation center. 5K
runners will enter Fort Clinch and run 1.5
miles to the turnaround point and back to the
recreation center. 5K walkers will enter Fort
Clinch and walk 1.5 miles to the turnaround
point and back to recreation center. The kids
fun run course will be given on race day.
Email juliebargeron@MothersofAMF.com.

Sports association
Nassau County Sports Association meets
at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday at the county build-,
ing, Yulee. Call 261-1075 or 277-1609.

Organized bike rides
There are organized bicycle rides Thurs-
days starting at 9 a.m. and Saturdays starting
at 8:30 a.m. All rides start from Main Beach.
Park near the miniature golf course.
Cyclists of all abilities are welcome. Riders
of A (18-21), B (14-17), C (up to 14 mph) and
S (social ride, speed of the slowest rider in the
group) all participate. 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. Anyone who joins the
group will not be left behind. Lunch after the
ride is optional. There is also a regular ride
Monday for experienced road cyclists start-
ing at 9 a.m. at various locations on Amelia
Island and in Na'ssau County. The starting
points and distances for these rides will be
Helmets and a bicycle in good working
condition are mandatory. Rides are led by
Don Eipert in conjunction with the North
Florida Bicycle Club.'Call 261-5160 or visit
www.ame liaislandcycling.com,
www.sports.groups. yahoo.com/group/sriders
or www.nfbc.us.

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 apd South 1.1th
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.

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

Challenger Bowlng
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.

Gator Bowl game set
The 68th annual TaxSlayer.com Gator
Bowl will be played at Everbank Field in Jack-
sonville Jan. 1, 2013. Kickoff is at noon; the
game will be televised nationally on ESPN2.
The game will pair the fifth selection after the
BCS from the Southeastern Conference and
the third selection after the BCS from the Big
Ten Conference. Visit www.gatorbowl.com.

Walkto End Alzhelmers
The Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End
Alzheimer's will take place Nov. 17 at Central
Park in Fernandina Beach. Nearly 200 people
from the Femandina 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
Alzheimer's disease.
Start or join a team at alz.org/walk or by
calling (904) 281-9077.

The Health Planning Council of Northeast
Florida is expanding the Community First
Hale Hearty 7K race series to Fernandina
Beach on March 16. The Community First
Hale Hearty 7K in Riverside/Avondale will
continue June 1.
The Community First Hale Hearty 7K
Fernandina Beach will begin in downtown
Fernandina Beach at Front and Centre streets
with an 8 a.m. start. The race will take runners
down historic.Centre Street. Runners will also
be able to see all sides of the popular and
beautiful Central Park, Egans Creek
Greenway and run past the Amelia
Lighthouse. The course will end at the popular
Farmer's Market on Front Street.
The proceeds from this race assisted the

Health Planning Council to cover the expens-
es associated with its annual regional health
care utilization studies and to expand the fea-
tures of its health-related quality of life indica-
tor dashboard, Northeast Florida Counts. The,
Mission of the Health Planning Council of
Northeast Florida, Inc. is to develop regional,
unbiased research and evidence-based initia-
tives that promote healthy communities,
'lifestyles and improve accessible, quality
health care. Visit www.hpcnef.org for informa-
To submit an item for this column, contact
Beth Jones at 261-3696 or email to


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Greater Fernandina Beach Woman's Club member Eunice Kurtz reads Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad to Carey
Scott's first-grade class at Yulee Primary School, one of four schools taking part in "Read for the Record," organized
by Jumpstart, a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students and community volun-
teers to work with preschool children. Read for the Record is an international campaign to bring children together
with grownups in their lives to read the same book, on the same day, in communities all over the world.


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"I like to make things fun," says Yulee Primary School
Media Specialist Martha Robinson, showing a book on
snakes under a snakeskin.

Instilling a love

oflearning early
HEATHER A. PERRY use the kids' environments to
News-Leader teach them.
"The kids get a treat if they
"It doesn't matter what bring in a bug. If they can find
kind of day you're having, it in the field guide, they get
when those kids come through another treat," she said.
that door, your whole day gets Turtle shells, bones, rocks
better," says Yulee Primary and skulls fill tubs and line
School Media Specialist shelves in the library.'
Martha Robinson. Robinson also keeps a
For more than 25 years, stock of art supplies so thestu-
Robinson has been instilling a dents can write and illustrate
love of reading and learning their own books.
to the youngest in the school "We're big on art and writ-
system. ing here."
Her library is filled not only Having been a teacher her-
with books, but also an amaz- self at Fernandina Beach High
ing array of fossils, rocks, School in 1972, Robinson is
bones and bugs encased in keenly aware of what the
plastic, teachers need from the library,
Robinson says she likes to and she strives to be an exten-
sion of classroom learning and
to provide curriculum support
"You have to be in their
1 Street shoes to know what they go
through," she said.
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open enrollment started this
week, and seniors are being
urged to review their current
plans carefully to make sure
they're getting the most out of
their coverage.
Leslie Spencer, AARP
Florida's associate state director
for advocacy, says it's important
to make sure your plan covers
your prescription drugs, antl
. that your provider is included in
any new plan you may consider.
"It's really important to look
at quality ratings for the plans,
which are available for most
Medicare Advantage plans. It
really pays for seniors to do
their homework."
According to AARP Florida,
3.3 million Florida seniors are
enrolled iri Medicare. The
Florida Shine Program, spon-
sored by the Department of
Elder Affairs, has 450 volun-
teers across the state available
to help them make the right
Medicare plan choices. Spencer
says there's a lot to think about
"Certainly they should look
at plan costs and what is includ-
ed in those costs, such as
monthly premiums, deductibles
and any cost sharing that may
be in place."
During open enrollment,
Spencer says, Medicare
enrollees can switch plans, add
a prescription drug plan or drop
Medicare Advantage for a plan
under original Medicare. If
you're happy with your!current
plan, she says, you don't.have to
do a thing. Open enrollment
ends Dec. 7.
Get information on the
Florida Shine Program by call-
ing 800-96-ELDER or logging
on to FloridaShine.org. Any
changes made during open
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duction of Sonja Linden's
powerful play, "I Have
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A Young Lady From
The'power of art to ease
even the deepest pain is
poignantly explored in "I
Have Before Me A Remark-
able Document Given To Me
By A Young Lady From
Rwanda," which will ma ke its
Northeast Florida premiere
Saturday at Fernandina Little
Theatre, 1014 Beech St.
This moving drama is
based on the experiences of
its author Sonja Linden, who
worked as the writer-in-resi-
dence at the Medical
Foundation for the Care of
Victims of Torture. Linden
founded the iceandfire the-
atre company, which
explores human rights sto-
ries through performance
and whose first production in
2003 was the London pire-
miere of "I Have Before' Me a
Remarkable Document
Given to Me by a Young
Lady From Rwanda."
This intimate two-person
play explores the relation-
ship between Juliette, a
young Rwandan refugee
struggling to write about the
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Fifi Dean and Frank O'Donnell star in the Fernandina
Little Theatre production, "I Have Before Me A
Remarkable Document Given To Me By A Young Lady
From Rwanda," which will make its Northeast Florida
premiere Saturday.

her family, and Simon, a poet
who is struggling and failing
to write the ultimate post-
modern novel. They meet at
a refugee center where
Simon is helping refugees
write their experiences.
Juliette arrives with high
hopes that Simon will fast-
track her book to a publish-
ing house. Simon expects to
meet a timid young woman
from a deprived Third World
background who will be
awed at her first encounter
with a real writer. Both their

expectations are confounded.
"I Have Before Me a
Remarkable Document
Given to Me by a Young
Lady from Rwanda" is just a
beautiful play," said FLT
Artistic Director Kate Hart.
"By focusing on one person's
experiences, Linden makes
this historical moment of evil
terribly real and personal.
Yet it's still a hopeful play,
with a great deal of humor as
Juliette and Simon develop a
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Show," opening Thursday. The giant lips artwork, Bite Me, was created by artist and
set designer Annie Hall-Hines.

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When Amelia Community Theatre first
announced it was presenting Richard
O'Brien's "The Rocky Horror Show," reactions
were of delight and disbelief. Heard more
than once was, "You're doing it in Fernandina
The musical is a deliberately campy, sexy,
send-up of B movies and science fiction stories
set to a 1950's rock 'n' roll beat, and it's. as

fresh and outrageous today as it was when the
show made its US debut in 1974. But now it
has the added status of being a cult classic that
is nostalgic for baby boomers and devotees of
the movie version, which is known as "The
Rocky Horror Picture Show."
For ACT, it's also the first full-scale produc-
tion on the Studio 209 stage since the new
main stage was built next door in 2010.
Directed by Steve Reden, the show features a
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The 16th annual Amelia Cruizers
8 Flags Car Showwill be held Oct.
20 on Centre Street in downtown
Among the
prizes are
People's .
Choice and
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Show. Sponsored by Mama J's
restaurant in Yulee, the event bene-
fits the Justin Hess Scholarship
Fund at Fernandina Beach High
School, Court Appointed Special
Advocates of Camden County and
Nassau County Council on Aging.

Memorial United
Methodist Church will
present the annual Fall -4
Festival on Oct. 20
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at
Central Park on
Atlan tic Avenue. The
entire festival is free of
charge to the church's
neighbors in the community. A hot
doglunch and treats will be served.
There will be music from the Grace
Notes as well as crafts., games, inflata-
bles and pony rides for the joy of all.
The Lighthouse radio station (FM
89.3) will broadcast live from the fes-
tival. For information contact the
church at 261-5769.

Cats Angels. Inc. SPCA will hold
its fifth annual "Rescue Me" fundrais-

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,of wine or beer. vegetarian selection.
dessert buffet, door prizes, silent
auction and music by The Macys.
Tickets are $20 and on sale at Cats
Angels, 709 S. Eighth St., or through
PayPal at www.catsangels.com.
Cats Angels is a nonprofit 501(c)3
charity and receives no government
funding. All support comes from
fundraising, grants and donations.
Since June 2001, Cats Angels has
helped spay or neuter 12.660 ani-
mals and over 5.100 have been
adopted through its programs.
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Bring your kids. grandkids.
nephews, nieces, etc.. to the
Fernandina Beach Parks &
Recreation Department's annual
Halloween Carnival on Oct. 20 from
5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Atlantic Center
,auditorium on
Atlantic Avenue. b
Thisis oneofthe .
biggest special ''' .
events of the .
year, with games,
crafts, face paint-
ing. hay rides and lots of candy.
Dress your kids in their
Halloween costumes for a fun time.
Game and concessions tickets are 25
cents each.



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The Amelia Island
Museum of History, 233 S.
Third St., invites you to its
3rd Friday on 3rd Street
presentation on Oct. 19 at 6
p.m. Bob Sieg will deliver a
program on the life Joseph
A resident
Fineganr was i
an attome, 3
builder and
Fine'gan was
a business partner of David
Yulee and an important mem-
ber of the community at the
outbreak of the Civil War. He
became a general in the
Confederate Army and was
the commander of Southern
forces at the Battle of Olustee
-the most significant battle to
take place in the state of
This program is free for
members, with a suggested
donation of $10 for non-
members. For information
contact. Gray at 261 -7378
ext 102.

Cat lovers are invited to
the Nassau Humane Society
Oct. 20 and 21 for a special
event to find loving homes
for their "legacy cats" -
those that have been at the
shelter a year or more,
some since 2008.
The "KittyPalooza" will be
Saturday and Sunday from
a.m. to
2 p.m. :c
at the s:
NHS j;2
Park on
and the legacy cats will be
offered for a special reduced
adoption fee. You can also
select from cats at the NHS
cattery next door who have
been at the shelter for less
than a year.
In all there will be about 50
cats to choose from at 641
Airport Road in Fernandina
Beach. Adoption applications
will be available at the event,
or you can download them
now at NassauHumane

Cars and Conversation
will meet Oct. 20 the
Waterwheel Amelia Island
Cigar Shop and Gallery at
A1A and Scott Road. A leg-
end member will share adven-
tures of North Italy's auto
dreamland of exotic auto
design and production'from a
recentevisit to Ferrari,
Lamborghini, Maserati,
Bertone, Alfa, Pininfarina, etc.
'"Legends" is a group of
like-minded preservationist
car owners whose average
car age is 30 years old. All car
enthusiasts are invited. ff pos-.
sible, bring out that cool leg-
end vehicle to talk about from
9 a.m. till noon at the
Waterwheel Amelia Island

Cigar Shop.

The American Legion
Riders, Chapter 54, will host
their monthly "Steak Night"
at the American Legion
Post 54, 626 S. Third St.
from 5-7 p.m. (or until gone)
on Oct. 20. The public is wel-
come. Dinner 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. There
will be live entertainment
beginning at 7 p.m. All pro-
ceeds go to programs spon-
sored by the American Legion
Riders, Chapter 54.

Eight Flags Needlepoint
Guild will meet Oct. 20 from
10:30 a.m. to noon at Scott
and Sons Fine Jewelry. All
needlepointers are welcome.
Contact Donna Pearce at
310-6362 for information.

Boy Scout Troop 89 will
hold a Fish Fry, sponsored
by the Fernandina Beach
Rotary Club, on Oct. 26
from 5-7 p.m. at Kelley's Pest
Control, 10th and Lime
streets. Dinners are $10,
drive-through take-out only.
For information and tickets,
contact Bob Rainey at 206-

The first Kinchafoonee
Cowboys GA/FL Kickoff
Party will be held on the
river behind Cotton Eyed
Joes (at the foot of the
Shave Bridge) on Oct. 26.
This year's event will bene-
fit the Jason Luke Recovery
Fund. Luke suffered a broken
neck and damaged artery in a
fall on Sept. 2 and is para-
lyzed from the mid-chest
down. He currently is at
Brooks Rehabilitation in
Jacksonville and has a long
recovery ahead. He was
employed at RockTenn at the
time of his accident but his
insurance was not in effect.
Tickets are a $10 minimum
donation to the fund in
advance or $15 at the door.
Call 206-7786 or visit
rite.com/ for tickets and infor-
mation. .

Baptist Medical Center
Nassavg Axiliary will hV.,a
Pancake Breakfast on .'
October 27 from 8-10 a.m. at
Applebee's, corner of
Sadler Road and South
Eighth Street.,
Enjoy pancakes with
scrambled eggs, bacon/
sausage and a drink for $8. A
portion of the proceeds will be
used to fund auxiliary scholar-
ships, the Beyond Tuition
Program, Kid's Tours and
other ongoing projects for the
medical center.
Tickets are available at the
Baptist Medical Center
Nassau Gift Shop or at the
door. For information call the
,auxiliary office at 321-3818.

The 52nd Annual
Morocco Shrine Circus rolls
into town for two days and
six shows at the University
of North Florida Arena, 4567

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Courtyard Nights
The next Courtyard Nights at Florida
State College Betty P. Cook Nassau Center,
76346 William Burgess Blvd., Yulee, is at
7:30 p.m. tonight and features the Mike
Hendrix Band playing '50s, '60s and '70s
classic rc.ck and country
The senes is tree and open i. Ihe puuLiic
Light refresimenis will be available bul indi-
viduals may bring heir own Alchhoic bever-
ages are no, pernmined Lawn chai.s are
en.:c.urqaged E.nng a can of IloCd 10.:i The
Barnabas Center to.d bank Call 548-4432
tor information Locals interested in per:orm-
ing at future Counryard Nighis should call
Don Hughes ar 548-4481 The free conceal
series is sponsored by FSCJ Belty P Cook
Nassau Center the News-Leader and
Nassau C',unry Record
Concert with a Cause
Memrnrial UMC next Concert with a
Cause Oct 23 at 7 p m in the sanctuary 601
Cenire St w.'ill featlui the Jacksonville
Maslervworks Chorale Selections will include
music by Brahms, Viclona Belalonte
Herbert. Mozart Kopylcw Gilbert & Sullivan.
Thomps n and Rutier
Adrnissior, is tree but a love offering will
be taken All proceeds will benefit the United
MelhodiFl Comnmiliee on Relief. Nursery will
be provided All are welcome For information
contact Ihe church at 261-5769 Visit
www Irncsings org
Community band
Wet your reed, oil those valves and dust
off your drum sticks for the love of music
jpin the Nassau Communrty Band Adult
musicians rehearse weekly on Thursdays In
the Yulee Middle School band room
Downbeat is 6 p rri Woodwinds. brass and
percussionists are welcome. The repertoire
includes marches, pops., classics and con-
temporary pieces Contact inlo4',nassaucom-
munityband.com with your questions
Jazz jam
Pablos 12 N Second Si Fernandina
Beach. hosts a jazz jam from 7-10 pm the
first Wednesday .lf each month Musicians
mrnay in lor one song ocr the whole night
Join the rnailin list by emaililn beechflyer
_'bellsoulh net
Amelia River Cruises
Amelia River Cruises Adult "BYOB"
Twililtl Touis are held Friday and Saturday.
Tickets aie $29 per person at 1 North Front
St Ferrnandina Beach, or all 261-9972 or
boo:.k online at wwv amrnelarivercruises cornm
The Courtyard
The Co:urt'ard Pub & Eais 316 Centre
St, tealures Gary Ross in the piano bar
every Monday beginning at 7 p m. John
Springer every Thursday and Saturday at
6 30 p m live entertainment nightly Call
-132-7086 Join them on Facebook at court-
DogStar Tavern
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N Second St,
Swamp Cabbage c'rinight The Fuzz Oct 20.
The W.-od.rrains trom Athens Ga Oct 25,
and The Fritz Oct 26 and 27 Every Tuesday
is Working Class Stiffl' where, thousands of
vinyl records are for sale and available to lis-
ten to Visit Doq Star on Facebook and
Reverbnation cornm Call 2'7-8010

Florida House Inn
"Open Mike Night" is each

St. Johns Bluff Road South,
on Oct. 27 at 10 a.m., 3 p.m.
and 7 p.m. and Oct. 28 at 11
a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tickets are $15 per person
and available at the Morocco
Shrine Center, 3800 St. Johns
Bluff Road South, or charge
by phone at (904) 642-5200,
ext 10.

Nassau Humane Society
invites you to the eighth
annual Pasta for Paws
Spaghetti Dinner Nov. 3
from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
balls, .. i
bread, :
are $2. -
available. Children 6 and
under eat free. Enjoy live
music by Frankie's Friends
and a huge silent auction.
Tickets are on sale at the
NHS Dog Park, Second
Chance Store on South
Eighth Street and online at
www.nassau humanesociety.c
om. All proceeds benefit the
horneless animals at the shel-
ter. Phone Penny Landregan
at 277-1152 for information.
* *
The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
hold Its 20th anniversary
Genealogy Seminar Nov. 3
from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints, 2800
South 14th St.
Nationally known speaker
Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG,
CGL will present the topics
Getting to Know You, Getting
to Know More About You;

Thursday from

7:30-10:30 p.m. in the Mermaid Bar hosted
by local musician Terry Smith. Musicians per-
form a couple of songs and the audience
gets to hear new talent. Appropriate forth
whole family. No cover charge. Call Smith at
(904) 412-7665.
Green Turtle
The Green Turle& 14 S Third Si live
rrmusi CCall 321-2324
Hammerhead Beach Bar
Hammerhead Beach Bar 2045 ,
Flelcher A e DJ Heavy Hess Sundays Visit
. Hammerhead on Facebook Coniact Bill
Childers at biii'a',thepalacesaloon cornm
Instant Groove
The instant Groove, tearing Lawrence
Holmes, Johnny Robinson, Scon Giddons
and Sam Hamilton plays each Thuisday
night at The Riiz-Carlton Amelia Island
Dress is casual For information call Holmes
at 556-6772 *
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery,
318 Centre St. free trivia each Monday
at 7 30 p m wine tasting the third Tuesday
at 6 30 p.m with 10 wines for $10 along
with cheese and crackers and live
entertainment, dar tournament every
Tuesday al 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 am Call 261-1000 Visit
www okanes cornm
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon. 117 Centre St,
Buck Smith Project Tuesdays at 9 p m ;
Wes Cobb Wednesdays at 9 p.m .
DJ Heavy Hess Thursdays: local
and regional bands Fridays and Saturdays,
NFL Sunday Ticket Buck Smath Prolect 9
p m Sundays. Call Bill Childers at
491-3332 or email bill@ lhepalacesaloon
Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach,
2910 Atlantic Ave, The Macy's live on
stage every Wednesday; Friday night
dance night with DJ Sparky starting at 8
p m live bands on stage every Saturday 9
p m -close. live music on the patio every
Visit www.sandybonomsamela cornm
Seabreeze Sports Bar
Seabreeze Spons Bar, 2707 Sadler
Road. inside the Days Inn, DJ Wayne
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S Fletcher
Ave live music in the tiki bar from 6-10 p m.
every night and 1-5 p m Saturdays and
Sunday. reggae Wdnesdy'.yvith Pilli RP1,.,.
Thie .ac'.,s in the lounre F id,'y .and
Saturday 6-10 pm tnvia Thursdays at 7 30
p m with DJ Dave and shag dancing
Sunday from 4-7 p m.. music nightly from 9
p m -1 a m. in the Breakers Lounge Call
27 7.6652
Visit www slidersseaside cornm Join
Sliders on Facebook and Twitter
The Surf
The Sud Restaurant and Bar. 3199 South
Fletcher Ave DJ Roc Wednesdays and
Richard Smith Fridays. NFL Ticket Sundays
Call 261-5711

Creating a Research Plan;
GPS for Genealogists; and
Manuscripts and More.
Registration is $30 for AIGS
members, $35 for non-mem-
bers with lunch provided if
,postmarked by Oct. 27.
Forms are available at
Nassau County libraries, or
visit www.aigensoc.org for the
registration form, topic
descriptions and directions.

Learn from the best,
try new techniques and
make new friends -.it's all
part of the new cooking
series at the Salt Cooking
Go behind the scenes and
into the kitchen with Salt Chef
du Cuisine Rick Laughlin. Fuel
your passion for cooking while
learning how to cook Italian
Holiday Classics Dec. 19-20.
Call 277-1100 for information
and reservations.


"The Fantasticks" the
beloved family musical
where next-door neighbors
scheme to make their ado-
lescent children fall in love
with each other in a reverse
Romeo and Juliet fashion -
will play tonight and Oct. 20 at
7 p.m. and Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. at
the Theatre by the Trax, 1100
Osborne Road, St. Marys, Ga.
Tickets are $12 arid available
at the St. Marys Welcome
Center, Cedar Oak Cafe on
Osborne Street, and On the
Green Salon and Day Spa at
the entrance to Osprey Cove,
or by calling (912) 729-1103.
Visit www.stmaryslittlethe-
* *
Carmike Cinemas, 1132
South 14th St., Fernandina
Beach, presents live
streaming of famous opera
and ballet companies per-
forming in Europe on
Sunday at 2 p.m. and
Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Tickets are generally $15.
Oct. 21 and 23 will feature

L'Altra Meta del Cielo at
Teatro alia Scala; Qct. 28 and
30, Un Ballo in Maschera at
Teatro Regio di Torino; and
Nov. 4 and 6, Swan Lake by
the Royal Ballet.

A free screening of
"The Weight of the Nation,
Part 3: Children In Crisis,"
will be held Oct. 22 at 11:15
a.m. a "brown bag lunch and
learn" event of the Nassau
County Health Improvement
Coalition at the Yulee Full
Service School, 86207 Felmor
Bring a bag lunch and
enjoy the free movie and pop-
corn. The four-part HBO
series examines obesity in
America and the health con-
sequences of being over-
weight, the origins of the epi-
demic and opportunities for
communities to fight back.
Stay after the movie for the
NCHIC meeting at 1 p.m. To
RSVP and for information, call


One ticket, four pubs, a
wealth of historical information
about downtown Fernandina
and a good time for all.
Join the Amelia Island
Museum of History
Thursday at 5:30 p.m. to
tour four of the town's
most popular, notorious or
otherwise historic pubs and
One ticket will get you one
drink at each establishment
and an earful of colorful tales
about the places you visit as
well as those you see along
your way. It's a great way to
see Fernandina and learn
about Its history.
Tickets are $25 per person
(must be 21, must show ID);
tour begins at the historic train
depot in downtown
Fernandina Beach.
Reservations required.
Contact Thea at 261-7378,
ext.105 or Thea@ameliamu-


Island Art events
The Island Art Association,
a cooperative, nonprofit
organization developed to
sustain interest, appreciation,
and enjoyment in and of the
visual arts, has over 150
members and is located at 18
N. Second St. Current events
The Vanishing Art of
Plaster Mold Making, Oct.28,
2-4 p.m; with OJdham.
Contact (904) 432-8398.
*A portrait workshop Oct.
23 and 30 from 7-9 p.m. and
Oct. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to
noon. Contact Paul Massing
at 321-0738.
Thursday morning is
.Open Studio from 9 a.m.-
noon. Contact Gretchen
Williams at 491-3171.
*The Photographers
'Group holds monthly meet-
ings at 7 p.m. Contact Pat
Hooks at 277-2595.
Children's Art is Oct. 27
from 10-11 a.m. and 11:15
a.m.-12:15 p.m. for ages 6-9
and 1-2:15 p.m. for ages 10-
14. Register at the gallery,
*A Studio Sale will be held
on Nov. 3. Rent a table to sell
unwanted art supplies.
Contact Susan at Sellner-
For information, the com-
plete schedule or to rent the
Art Education Center, visit
www.islandart.org or call 261-
Guest artist
Special guest artist
Deborah Reid will be. show-
cased through Nov. 3 at the
Plantation Artists' Guild and
Galleryeat the Omni Amelia
Island Plantation's Spa and
Shops, 94 Village Cirple. Reid
is part of the gallery's Fall
Colors show.
Reid is a lifelong painter
and practicing attorney from
Jacksonville. Her work is
based largely on her own
photographs, which-she inter-
prets in a combination of
acrylic, eggshell, oils and now
aerosol. She will give a free
demonstration at the gallery
on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. Call 432-
1750 for information and to
Nicholas Simmons,
acclaimed watermedia
artist, will return to Amelia
Island to conduct a painting
workshop with the Amelia
Island Artists Workshop, Oct.
This will be the second'
and last time to be able to
study under this artist in
Fernandina Beach. Cost is
For registration and infor-
mation contact Sandra Baker-
Hinton at 491-8040 during
regular business hours or at
557-1195, or Mikolean
Longacre at 415-3900.
The Historic Downtown Art
and Jewelry Exhibit and Sale,
organized by Leslie Urban in
Fernandina Beach, will be
held Oct. 26 from 10 a.m.-9
p.m. at the Island Art
Association Education Center,
18 N. Second St. Artists will
include Leslie Urban jewelry,
Joe Winston pottery,-
Elizabeth Weigel decorative
gourds, Stephan Leimberg
photography, Laura Olivia art
merchandise reproductions,
Chad Bridges wood turning,
Gretchen Williams watercol-
ors, Teddie Forbes paintings,
and Jose Garcia mixed media
paintings and reproductions.
The exhibit is open to the
public with free admission.
For information call 225-0065
or (904) 701-9983.
Art workshops
Bill Maurer conducts
watercolor and sketch work-
shops on Thursday and
Friday. For sketching, meet
at 10 a.m. Thujrsdays at the
Amelia Island Coffee Shop.
Weather permitting. The
watercolor workshop meets
1:30-4 p.m. Friday at St.
Peter's. Call Bill at 261-8276.
Paint classes
Kathleen Maurer's acrylic

painting workshop is Fridays
10 a.m. at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, Room 201.
The class introduces beginner
as well as advanced students
to the medium. Fee Is $30 per
week. Call Kathy at 261-8276.
Photo exhibit
"Seeing Beyond Seeing:
Creative Imagery Through the
Lens," a photographic exhibit
by Fernandina Beach artist
Ann Kemp, is at the Florida
State College at Jacksonville
North Campus Art Gallery,
4501 Capper Road,
Jacksonville, through Oct. 30.
For information or direc-
tions call (904) 766-6785.

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Unity Church
Unity of Fernandina
Beach, 910 14th St., announ-
ces that the Rev. Judith Elia
will speak on the story of
Unity, Courage, Commitrient
at 6 p.m. Oct. 21. On Nov. 18
' the topic will be A Still More
Excellent Way: The Love
Teachings of Jesus; and on
Dec. 16 hear What Is Truth?
All are welcome. Call Marcia
at 415-0822 for information.

Religious rally
A Religious Freedom Rally
will be lield from 2-3 p.m. Oct.
21 and 28 and Nov. 4 in front
of the vote pro-life banner on
the north side of SR 200 just
east of CR 107 (Old Nassau-
ville Road). Signs will be avail-
able or you may bring'your
own. All are welcome. Contact
Mary Downey at 557-8763.
Concertwith a Cause
Memorial UMC next
Concert with a Cause Oct. 23
at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary, 601
Centre St., will feature the
Jacksonville Masterworks
Chorale. Selections will
include music by Brahms, ,
Victoria, Belafonte, Herbert,
Mozart, Kopylow, Gilbert &
Sullivan, Thompson and,
Admission is free, but a
love offering.will be taken. All
proceeds will benefit the
United Methodist Committee
on Relief. Nursery will be pro-
vided. All are welcome. For
information contact the
church at 261-5769. Visit

Shabbat service '
The Jewish Community of
Amelia Island/Nassau will
hold a Shabbat Service on
Oct. 26 at a private home,
Gather at 6:30 p.m. to meet
and greet. Services begin at 7
p.m. Bring a dessert to share
for the Oneg following the
service. To RSVP and for
information contact Debbie
Price at 310-6060 or
Dates for a Shabbat
Service in November are
either Nov. 9 or 30. If you are
able to host services on either
of thosC iI.i .. ., ,,il,.l Price.
The Solid Rock COGBF's
Silver Seniors are sponsoring
a Fashion and Dining Eitrava-
ganza in -Burns Hall of St.
Peter's Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave., on Oct. 27 from
6-9 p.m. Tickets are on sale
now at $20 per person or $35
per couple. Proceeds will sup-
port the Solid Rock Building'
Fund. Male and female mod-
els are needed. Contact Laura
at 225-5388 for information.

On Oct. 28at 11 a.m.,
Trinity United Methodist

Sunday School ............................. 9:30 am
Sunday Worship......................10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA.....................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ................6:30 pm
Pastor:Bud Long
941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd-107 5outh
rernandina Beach, FL32034
www springhillbaptistfb.org


A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church In
America Devoted to Chri-t. to the Fellowship &
to the Great commission
Worship on Sundays at 10:45 am
Nursery'and Children's Church provided
Grace Groups meet on Wednesday evenings
In Fernandina Beach, Kingsland &Yulee.
Men's. Women's and Youth Ministries
85439 Miner Rd., Yulee
(Yulee Middle School)


Traditional Family Worship ....... 820am& 11am
Contemporary Worship ...945am in Maxwell Hall
SundaySchoolforallages .... 9.45am & 11am
Wednesday Dinner (Aug-May) ... 5:15pm-630pm

Church will celebrate 190
years of serving and worship-
ping the Lord at the corner of
Eighth and Ash streets. Guest
speaker will be Minister
LaVerne Floyd-Mitchell, the
CEO of Women of Power,
author of Women of Power-
Move Into Your Purpose and
co-founder of Cedar Haven
Transitional House for
Homeless Women.
Everyone is invited to join
in celebrating this milestone -
the goal is 190 people in atten-
dance while enjoying a pow-
erful message and great

Men's Day at
Historic Franklintown
United Methodist Church,
1415 Lewis St., American
Beach will hold its annual
Men's Day Program at 10 a.m.
Oct. 28. Bishop Clarence
Drummond, a native of
Fernandina Beach and a grad-
uate of Peck High School, will
be the speaker. Refreshments
will served in thefellowship
hall after the service. All are
welcome. Contact 277-2.726 or
Avis Smith, pastor.

On Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. New
Vision Congregational
Church will hold a service of
dedication and blessing of its
new worship space. Dr. Kent
Siladi, conference minister of
the Florida Conference of the
United Church of Christ, will
preach on themes of hope and
vision for the church. Guest
soloists Lisa Flick and Terry
Waldron will provide music.
The church has met for
five years in space provided
,by Springer Controls Com-
pany at 96072 Chester Road in
Yulee. The company just cele-
brated the expansion of its
business and has included
space for New Vision to con-
tinue to worship there.
Visit www.NewVisionCon
gregationalChurch.org, find
them on Facebook, or contact
the Rev. Mary Kendrick
Moore at (904) 238-1822.
Night of Worship
Dr. TonyErby will lead "A
Night of Worship: Let the
Worshippers Arise," at 7:30
p.m. Nov. 9 at The River of
Praise Worship Center, 83410
Saint Mark Drive in Yulee,
where the Rev. Larry Osburn
serves as pastor. Erby, senior
associate pastor of Christian
Education and Congregational
Care at Kenneth Copeland
Ministries in Fort Worth,
Texas, will use his gifts in
music ministry and teaching,
to promote, inspire and culti-
vate love for the local church.
The worship experience is
presented and sponsored by
Impact Your World Church,
Inc., the Rev. Kalvin Thomp-
son, pastor. Admission is free.

In the Heart of Fernondina
9 N. 611 Street I
Dr. Wain Wes'berry
Senior Pastor
Dr. Doug Ganyo
Associate Pastor
Worship 8:30 & 11 am
Sunday School 9:50 am
W Nursery *Children
-ll Youth Adults
l6 261-3837

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
Comer of Buccancer TI & Gerbng Road. Fcmandina B0ch
For More Information Call: 261-9527

Ted Schroder, Pastor
Fall Series: Book of Revelation:,
Encouraging the Faith
"There will be an opportunity for
healing prayer at each senrice
36 Bowman Road, 277-4414
OffAIA at entrance to Omni Resort
Amelia Island Plantation



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St. Michael Academy shared in a special liturgy on Oct. 11 for the opening of
the Year of Faith. In October 2011, Pope Benedict XVI issued the Apostolic
Letter, "Porta Fidei" ("The Door of Faith") in which he announced a special Year
of Faith for the Catholic Church throughout the world. The Year of Fqith began on
Oct. 11, the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and
the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church,
and will end on Nov. 24, 2013, the Solemnity of the Feast of Christ the King. This
sacred time will provide Catholics locally and throughout the world a opportunity
to celebrate, deepen and share the spiritual richness of their faith.
St. Michael Academy students planned the liturgy and played piano, flute, vio-
lin and hand chimes during the celebration. The students will participate in many
activities throughout the year to share their faith and offer service to others.
Top, students accompany students in grades PK through eight while playing
hand chimes.
Above, eighth grade students Abby Bayacal and Ashley Moen play piano and

Rev. Jose Kallukalam
Saturday Vigil Mass -4 pm .5:30 pm
Saturday Vigil Mass- 7 pm Spanish Mass
| Sanlrday 4 prom Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses Oct-April 8 am -9:30 am
11am -12: 3pm
Daily Mass- 8:30 am Mon. Wod,Thurs & Fri.
Holy Day Masses Vigil- 6 pm: Holy Day 8:3110 am, 6 pin
Confessions: Saturday 3 pm 3:45 pm or by appti
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Parish Office: 904-261-3472: Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number. 904-277-6566

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Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KidKredible Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
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Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM

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

20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Boldeln Sr., Pastor
The Church
in the IHeart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of All People
Sunday .Nh' Mnttberv Class 9 u.m.
Sulah Srchool 9:00 a.m.
Mor-ing 'ifihip 10:iu.. ,very Suday
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fam/il worship central
Sunday Service . .10:30 am
Bible Study ....... .9:30 am
Wednesday Service... 7:00 pm
85031 Landover Drive
Yulee, Fl


Sunday School 9:30 am
Moving Wojship 8 15 am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pmr
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age
Groups tnluding Youth
Nursery Provided For All
85971 Harts Rd., West 904.226-5128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225.0809

Dr. Bill Yeldell, Interim Pastor
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Wediuda*y Pr7er BSi ............7.. 700pm
736 Bonnievlew Road
Nursery provided
Find us on Facebook:
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First Baptist
Fernandina Beach
9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM

96362 Blackrock Rd.. Yulee
Van Power
Sunday Morning Worship Service 10 30 am
Sunday School 9 15 am
Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 pm
AWANA Wednesday 6:30 8:30 pm
Wednesday Service 7 00 pm
Nursery Provided



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Fall Festival
Memorial United Metho-
dist Church will present the
annual Fall Festival on Oct. 20
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at
Central Park on Atlantic
Avenue. The festival is free of
charge to the church's neigh-
bors in the community. A hot
dog lunch and treats will be
served. There will be music
from the Grace Notes as well
as crafts, games, inflatables
and pony rides. The Light-
house radio station (FM 89.3)
will broadcast live from the
festival. For information con-
tact the church at 261-5769.

Springhill Baptist Church's
fall festival, Bethlehem
Marketplace, is Oct. 26 from
6-9 p.m. There will be games
and activities for kids of all
ages inside the Family Life
Center and activities outside
that include a rock wall,
bounce house and train ride.
Hamburgers, hotdogs, chips
and drinks will be available at
low prices. Admission is one
non-perishable food item.
Please, no scary costumes
allowed. Call 261-4741.

Yulee festival -
Community Baptist
Church, 85326 Winona
Bayview Road in Yulee will
hold a free Fall Festival on
Oct. 27 from 5-7 p.m.
Enjoy games, prizes, draw-
ings, a hayride, popcorn and a
bouncy house, all free of
charge. Free food and drinks
will be served while supplies
last. The Country Store will
be open with cheap prices on
new and used items as well as
crafts and baked goods. All
are welcome: For information
contact 225-0809 or 225,5430.

Hallelujah Fest
North 14th Street Baptist
Church, 519 North 14th St,
invites the young and young
at heart to join them for
Hallelujah Fest from 6-8 p.m.
Oct. 31 in the Fellowship Hall.
Enjoy fun and games, prizes,
candy and hot dogs and chips.
Try your hand at "Dunk the
Pastor," join the homemade
"Cake Walk". Free fun for all
ages. For more information,
check them out on Facebook.

Harvest Fest
This Halloween join New
Life Christian Fellowship,
2701 Hodges Blvd., Jackson-
ville, for Harvest Fest, a fun,
safe, family-friendly alterna-
tive on Oct. 31 from 6-9 p.m.
It's an evening packed with
games, bouncy houses, and
costume contests. Along with
lots of candy, tasty treats and
a free hot dog and drink for
each person. Admission is
free. Visit www.nlcf.org.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes You!
Located at the corner
.of 8th &Atlantic
7:30 a.m. Service
9:00 a.m. Service
11:00 a.m. Service
6 p.m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE 2nd Sunday

Community Baptist

85326 Winona Bayview Road
Yulee, FL
Bro. Harlford Peeples, Pastor
Sunday School ..... .9:45 am
Morning Worship .... 11:00 am
Evening Worship ......6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer ... .6:00 pm
Bible Study-Thursdays... 10:00 am
"Serving the Lord with Gladness"

t La Tierra Prometida
(Thy Promise Land)
9fispanic 'Ministry

Sunday-1 1:00 am English
7:00 pm Spanish
Wednesday-7:00 pm Spanish
& English
416 Alachua Street
(904) 349-2595
www.ThePromiscLand Church .us

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PB&J drive
The Nassau County
Volunteer Center and the Girl
Scouts of Nassau County 14th
annual Peanut Butter & Jelly
Drive runs through Oct. 25 in
coordination with national
"Make a Difference Day."
Drop-off sites include:.
Nassau County .Volunteer
Center (1303 Jasmine St.,
Suite 104A, Fernandina
Beach); First Federal Savings
Bank (Sadler Road); South-
side Elementary (Jasmine
Street); St. Michael's Acade-
my (Broome Street); and
Callahan Masonic Lodge
(45085 Frank Brookins
Donations will be distribl
uted to Nassau County Head
Start programs, Barnabas
Center and The Salvation
Army Hope House. For infor-
mation call 261-2771 or email
Public hearing
A public hearing for review
of Fernandina Beach Middle
School's 2012-13 School
Improvement Plan will be
held Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. A copy
of the plan will be available.
Information night
Yulee Middle School will
host its annual Curriculum
and Technology Night Oct. 23
beginning at 6 p.m. in the
library. Parents are invited to
learn about all of the great
things going on inside the
classrooms at YMS. Enjoy
light refreshments and prize.
drawings for participants.
Students are encouraged to
attend with their parents. For
information call 225-5116.
Stop bullying
"Stop Bullying -The End
Begins With Me!" will be held
on Oct. 27 from 1-4 p.m., at
Christwalk Church, 2920
Bailey Road.
This family forum on bully-
ing will.address both parents
and children/teens separately.
Tabi Upton, MA, LPC, of
Chattanooga, Tenn., will hold
individual grdup sessions for
parents and teens/children.
Upton is a well-known public
speaker experienced in the
subject of bullying.
The forum is sponsored by
King's Plumbing and Home
Repair, Windward Sailing and
Publix. Host for the event is
Mosaic, a local community-
minded organization support-
ing families. For tickets to this
free event email MosaicPPT'@
yahoo.com or call 277-6812.
Seating is limited to 75.
Parent course
The University of Florida,
Nassau County Extension
Service will present Guiding
Good Choices, a research-
based program that teaches'
ents strategies for promoting
healthy behaviors in children
in grades five through eight.
Sessions will be held at the
Peck Center on Elm Street in
Fernandina Beach on Oct. 29
and Nov. 1, 6 and 9 from 9:15-
11:15 am. Registration is $10.
To reserve your spot contact
Meg McAlpine of the
University of Florida/Nassau
County Extension at 491-7340.
Essay contest
Scot Ackerman, MD, med-
ical director of First Coast
Oncology, announces this
year's topic for the Students
Who Care Essay Contest
Being Good + Doing Good =
Being Happy.
High school students from
Duval and Nassau counties
can enter for a chance to win a
MacBook in reward for their
good deeds. The contest asks
students to write about a time
they decided to do good even
when others around them
were not.
For details visit www.First
CoastOncology.com or con-
tact Director of Communica-
tions Michele Katz at (904)
880-5522. The deadline is Oct.
30. Essays may be submitted
online at www.FirstCoast
Strides for Education
On Dec. 8 Take Stock in
Children/Nassau will hold a
"Strides for Education" 5K
Run/Beach Walk on
Fernandina's Main Beach.

The goal is to register 250
runners and walkers and to
raise $10,000 for the Take
Stock in Children/Nassau
Scholarship Fund. To register
as a runner/walker, create a
team or support visit http://
site/TR?fr_id=1 142&pg=entry.
To volunteer or become a
sponsor contact Jody Mackle
at jmackle@fscj.edu.

United Way demonstrates literacy program
For theNews Leader u*

Fernandina Beach Mayor
Arlene Filkoff captured the
attention and vivid imagination
of 25 Island Academy pre-
school children, plus 120 atten-
dees, during United Way's
Nassau County Campaign
Kickoff on Oct. 3.
The event featured Filkoff
reading a lively pirate tale to
the audience, as an engaging
"imaginary" pirate mirrored
her words, illustrating how
United Way's Success By 6 and
ReadingPals initiatives make a
difference in the lives of chil-
dren by sparking their inter-
est in reading.
CA McDonald, 2012 United
Way Board of Directors mem-
ber and Rayonier general man-
ager, lead the kickoff that high-
lighted how United Way is
creating positive, sustainable
change in Nassau County by
focusing on the building blocks
of a better life: education,
income and health.
"We all win when a child
succeeds in school," said
McDonald.'"And when fami-
lies have'the tools, such as
United Way's Success By 6
scholarships that help children
receive the early learning skills
they need, we all win as a com-
United Way's Success By 6
is a partnership with The Early
Learning Coalition of Clay,
Nassau, Baker and Bradford
counties and Episcopal
Children's Services that pro-
vides two-year early learning
scholarships for three-year-
olds. The children are placed in
high-quality early education

'We have seven Success By 6 scholarships
still available in Nassau County. These
grants help hard-working families who need
assistance providing quality preschool for
their children.'

centers and receive two years
of full-day education and care.
As Filkoff and the animated
pirate, Heath Hollabaugh, an
on-loan United Way communi-
ty builder from Publix, enter-
tained the Island Academy stu-
dents with the pirate-theme
h-tory, kickoff attendees wit-
nessed the power of
ReadingPals, a new easily liter-
acy initiative that helps chil-
dren get ready for kinder-
garten. Island Academy is
Nassau County's first
ReadingPals site.
Filkoff's entertaining
approach exemplified how sim-
ply reading a book to pre-
kindergarteners will improve
their literacy and language
skills. The children gleefully
interacted with her and the
pirate character, proudly shout-
ing answers and even adding a
few of their own humorous
"We have seven Success By
6 scholarships still available in
Nassau County," said Jan
Morse, United Way's director
of childhood and youth strate-
gies. "These grants help hard-
working families who need
assistance providing quality
preschool for their children.

Since Success By 6 began in
2007, more than 631 preschool-
ers have received scholar-
Each year, nearly 18,000
Nassau County residents' lives
are improved through United
Way-funded programs such as
Success By 6, including
preschoolers, at-risk youth,
people with disabilities, senior
citizens, local families and
many others.There are 11
Nassau County-based agencies
and a total of 44 United Way-
funded programs located in
Duval and Nassau counties
that assist Nassau County res-
Three Success By 6 centers
are located in Nassau County:
Island Academy and Lamb
Christian Day Care in
Fernandina Beach, and
Building Blocks Academy in
Callahan. To learn more about
Success By 6 and ReadingPals,
contact Morse at (904) 390-
3267. For more information on
how to start a workplace or
individual campaign, contact
Dyar at (904) 390-3239. For
information about United Way
call (904) 390-3200 or visit
www. LiveUnitedNortheastFloi"

During United Way's Nassau Couhty Campaign Kickoff,
Fernandina Beach Mayor Arlene Filkoff captures the
imagination of Island Academy preschoolers with help
from pirate Heath Hollabaugh, an on-loan United Way
community builder from Publix. United Way is seeking
ReadingPals volunteers passionate about inspiring the
love of reading. Call (904) 390-3267 for information.


Recently, the Fernandina Beach Rotary Club
enjoyed a presentation by youth exchange stu-
dent Klaudia Forgacova, right.
-Klaudia, a graduate of Yulee High School,
was sponsored by the club last year while she
lived and studied in Liege, Belgium. She said
the trip fulfilled her longtime dream to immerse
herself in another culture and she returned
from Belgium speaking the language French -
fluently. While there, she lived with three differ-
ent host families in small rural villages near
Liege. She also had the opportunity to travel to
England, Italy, Hungary and Latvia.
*Her experience helped her decide to pursue
ah international business degree and she is cur-
rently attending Florida State College at
Jacksonville with the intention of transferring to
the University of Florida to further her studies.
Klaudia said she returned from her trip with
a deeper understanding that she should let the
world mold her rather than try to mold the
Each year the Fernandina Beach Rotary Club
sponsors both outbound and inbound exchange
students through Rotary's Youth Exchange
Student Program. To learn more about the club,
which meets every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.
to 1 p.m. at the Florida House Inn in downtown
Fernandina Beach, visit www.fernandin- B .
abeachrotaryclub.org. I

In two very different events, Boy Scout Troop 89,
sponsored for 75 continuous years by the Fernandina
Beach Rotary Club, raced through the mud and also
held its court of honor at First Presbyterian Church.
Earning more than 65 badges and more than seven rank
advancements, the troop is moving into fall with a fish
fry, canoeifig and hiking trips, and prepping for
Christmas tree sales.
Pictured at the Court of Honor, above left, front row
from left, are Jeremy Henderson, Josh Moseley, Will
Howington, Tommy Johnston, Matthew Gaus, Spencer
Bedingfield, Hamilton Rainey, Aaron Volpitta, Alex Clay
and Kylen Fricke. Second row are Jonathon Henderson,
Chris Matricia, Justin Murray, David Beal, Jack Cole and
Justin Sabia. Back row are Jacob Bishop, Matthew
SooHoo, Hynson Cole, Greg Eberwine, Elan Wright and
Will Minasi.
Competing at the Boselli Mud Run, the Boy Scout
team sponsored by Amelia Urgent Care included, bottom
left, from left, Chris Matricia, Hynson Cole, Elan Wright
and David Beal. In action during that event, in which the
team placed second in its division, are Chris Matricia,
David Beal and Elan Wright, above right.

Bike expo set for

kids and adults

On Saturday, Oct. 27 from
9 a.m.-I p.m. the city of
Fernandina Beach will host
an adult and children's bicy-
cling safety expo at the MLK
Jr. Recreation Center, 1200
Ehlm St.
Celebrate the cycling com-
munity in Fernandina Beach
and Amelia Island and learn
more about safe bicycling
practices. Visit with local ven-
dors and bike clubs to get
information about upcoming
cycling events. Bring the kids
with their bikes to participate
in helmet fittings and service

They can learn how to fix a
flat tire and assess their
bicycles for safety then, join
in for more fun at the Bike
Youth bike safety checks
start at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. The
Youth Bike Rodeo starts at
9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.
At 10 a.m. the North
Florida Bicycle Glub of
Ji., i.,II'.-will leach an adult
bike safety class. Exhibits,
informational materials and a
chance to win prizes will con-
tinue throughout the event.
For more information visit

Bicycle Friendly Community


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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012 LEISURE News-Leader

T he 21st Annual
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The finest Chefs and Restaurants __
on Amelia Island '
Cordially invite you to
"Celebrate Autumn on Amelia"
at the 21st Annual
"Taste of Amelia Island"
A Culinary Fair to Benefit
Experience the excellent cuisine of
Northeast Florida's finest restaurants, including
Amelia River Golf Club Grille, Bliss Cupcakery, Crab Trap,
Don Quixote, Fancy Sushi, Gourmet Gourmet,
-Harris Teeter Supermaket, Horizon's Continental Cuisine,
Joe's 2nd Street Bistro, Kelley's Courtyard Cafe,
Marche Burette, Omni Hotel Amelia Island Plantation
Restaurants, O'Kane's Irish Pub & Eatery, Peppers Mexican
Restaurant, Peterbrooke Chocolatier, Slider's Seaside Grill,
The Courtyard Pub & Eats and The Surf Restaurant
6:30 pm 7:00 pm Cocktails
7:00 pm 9:00 pm Taste of Amelia
$40. Per Person
Music by the Palmetto Catz Trio
Unique Silent Auction 50/50 Drawing
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Street & Sadler Road & AIA in Yulee); Horizons Restaurant (Palmetto Walk A1A):
The Plantation Shop (Palmetto Walk) Vystar Credit Upion (14th Street); and The
Nassau County Volunteer Center (1303 Jasmine, Ste. 104A).
Tickets may also be purchased by credit card
on the Center's website www.volunteernassau.org.




FRIDAY OC rOBER 19. 2012 LEISURE News-Leader

ROCKY Continued from 1B
cast of 16 actors, 11 of whom are new to
the ACT stage. Musical director Jill
Dillingham performs with the live band of
six musicians.
In the story, newly engaged Brad and
Janet (Courtney Russell and Jason Uhlig)
seek shelter from a storm, not realizing
they've entered the castle of a mad trans-
vestite scientist (Patrick Green) who is
unveiling his new creation, a muscle man
named Rocky (Gray Edenfield). Soon it's
just a jump to the left and then a step to the
right and everyone is doing The Time
Warp, the best known of the 17 musical
numbers choreographed by Carey
Hot Patootie, I Can Make You a Man,
Rose Tint My World, Eddie's Teddy and
Science Fiction Double Feature are just
some of the songs that tell the story of Dr.
Frank N. Furter, Riff Raff and his sister
Magenta (Ted Burkhart, Shannon Hod-
gson), Dr. Scott and his nephew Eddie
(Mike Hines, Frank Carver), the tap danc-
ing Columbia (Sarah Sandall), and the
Phantoms (Linda Janca, Rachel Tyler,
Jamie Wilkinson, Linzy Kennedy, Amy
Petroy), Other cast members include
Jennifer McCarthy as the Usherette and
Don Maley as the Narrator.

FLT Continued from 1B
relationship across a cultural divide."
What's On in London called "I Have
Before Me a Remarkable Document
Given to Me by a Young Lady From
Rwanda" "... absorbing and deeply mov-
ing ... an important, timely piece of the-
atre that manages to explore political
issues and express moral outrage without
ever once lapsing into moralising and
political rhetoric."
Fifi Dean makes her FLT debut as the
traumatized yet courageous Juliette who
is unable to write or speak about her fam-
ily's murder. Frank O'Donnell, who most

Throw open the switches on the sonic
oscillator! Adding to the fun is the clever
set designed and built by Annie Hines and
Gregg Dillingham, and the sci-fi costumes
assembled by assistant director Toni
Don't dream it. Be it! As Rocky fans
know, audience participation is part of the
appeal of the show. Participation guides
will instruct those new to the stage experi-
ence, and prop bags with cards, water
guns, gloves and other items will be on
sale in the ACT lobby for a nominal fee.
No outside props will be permitted.
Performances are at 8 p.m. on Oct. 25-
28 and 31 and Nov. 1-3. The audience is
invited to attend in costume any night,
plus there will be a costume contest at the.
Halloween show. Tickets are $20 and are
available online at www.ameliacommuni-
tytheatre.orgor through the box office,
261-6749. The box office in the main stage
theater is open from 11 a.m.-i p.m. on
Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays. Any-
one under the age of 18 attending the
show must be accompanied by his/her
parent or legal guardian. Studio 209, locat-
ed at 209 Cedar St., will open at 7 p.m. and
seating will begin at 7:30 p.m., with guests
selecting their own seats.
. Studio 209 is an intimate space, so
advance tickets are recommended.

recently starred as Benedick in FLT's ,
production of "Much Ado About
Nothing," portrays creatively-stymied
Simon whose own passion for writing and
life is re-kindled as he helps Juliette find
her voice and free herself from the past.
The production is directed by Ron
Kurtz, who most recently helmed "The
Glass Menagerie" and "Doubt" at FLT.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20,
23, 25, 26 and 27 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday,
Oct. 21. Tickets are $15 and may be pur-
chased in advance at The UPS Store
located in the island Publix shopping cen-
ter. Patrons are encouraged to purchase
tickets in advance.


Springhill Baptist Church's
fall festival, Bethlehem
Marketplace, is Oct. 26 from 6-9
p.m. There will be games and
activities for kids of all ages
inside the Family Life Center
and activities outside that
include a rock wall, bounce
house and train ride.
Hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and
drinks will be available at low
prices. Admission is one non-
perishable food item for the -
church's community pantry.
'Please, no scary costumes. Call
261-4741 for information.
Haunted history
Melding the mystery and his-
tory of St. Marys, Ga., and
Halloween with stories of yester-
year, professional and amateur-
storytellers will hold court at
noteworthy locations through-
out the historic district of St.
Marys, Ga., on Oct. 26.
The "tellers" will be fully cos-
tumrned in their respective time
Tickets are $8 in advance,
. $10 day of event, and available at
Once Upon A Bookseller, 207
Osborne St., and the St. Marys
Welcome Center, 111 Osborne
St. Call (912) 882-4000. The
Welcome Center will be open 9
a.m-7 p.m. the day of the event.
Fall Festival
Community Baptist Church,
85326 Winona Bayview Road
(off Radio Road) in Yulee will
hold a free Fall Festival on Oct.

27 from 5-7 p.m.
Enjoy games, prizes, draw-
ings, a hayride, popcorn and a
bouncy house, all free of charge.
Free food and drinks will be
served while supplies last. The
Country Store will be open with
cheap prices on new and used
items as well as crafts and baked
goods. Contact 225-0809 or 225-
Fish fry
Greater Nassau County
Chamber of Commerce will hold
a Fall Festival Fish Fry & Craft
Fair on Oct. 27 from 9 a.m.-3
p.m. at the Train Depot in
Callahan. For information or to
order your fish dinners, contact
(904) 879-1441 or info@greater-
Creepy park tour
Come out to Crooked River
State Park in Camden County,
Ga., on Oct. 27 from 5-7 p.m. for
a walk through the creepy ,
nature center. Make your own
creepy treats and tricks in a
spooky lab with a mad scientist
and go for a haunted hayride
*Food and beverages available for
purchase..Tickets are $1 ages 3
and up and $5 parking. Call
(912) 882-5256.
Join Walkin' Nassau on a
walk through Bosque Bello
Cemetery on Oct. 30 with spe-
cial guest speaker Marie Santry,
past president of the Amelia
Island Genealogical Society. The
walk will depart at 5 p.m. Park
and meet on White Street in Old

Town, just past the cemetery.
Learn about some of the local
residents and see a piece of his-
Afterwards, enjoy dinner with
Walkin"' Nassau friends at a local
restaurant RSVP to Jane Bailey
at 261-9884 ordnjbailey@mind-
Halloween games
The Woman's Club of
Fernandina Beach will hold its
annual Halloween Game Party
on Oct. 30 at noon at the
Clubhouse on 201 Jean Lafitte
Blvd. All card games, board
games, Dominoes and
Mahjongg are welcome. Get a
group together and come join in
the fun. The cost is $10 per per-
son and includes lunch.
There will be lots of door
prizes and costumes are wel-
For reservations call 277-
8244, 261-4885 or contact a
Woman's Club member.
Trick orTreat photos
Island Photography will host
its fourth annual Halloween
Canned Food Drive for the
Barnabas free food pantry on
Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m.
Everyone will receive a free
digital photo with a donation of a
non-perishable/canned food
item. Digital photos will be deliv-
ered via email. The Best
Costume winners will receive an
8x10 print.
The studios located at 1401
Atlantic Ave. (at 14th Street) in
Fernandina Beach. For informa-
tion call 904-261-7860.

November 10, 2012


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102 Lost & Found

If You Have Lost Your Pet please
check the Nassau Humane Society
facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next
to the airport (904)321-1647 & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440.

105 Public Notice

Herein is subject to the Federal
Fair Housing Act, which makes it
illegal to advertise any prefer-
ence, limitation, or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make any such preference,
limitation or discrimination.
The News-Leader will not
knowingly accept any advertising
for real estate which is In violation
of the law. All persons are hereby
Informed that all dwellings
advertised are available on an
equal opportunity basis.
If you believe that you may have
been discriminated against In
connection with the sale, rental or
financing of housing, call the
United States Department of
Housing and Urban Development
HUD 1(80Q)669-9777, or. for
the hearing impaired 1(800)927-

Sara Rd., Yulee. Needs to be removed
within 30 days. Please notify.

201 Help Wanted
looking for experienced landscape and
maintenance supervisor. Must have
valid drivers license with clean, driving
record and be able to pass a drug test.
Please fax resumes to (904)491-8710
or pick up application at office.
WE ARE SEEKING a master's level
Compliance Manager, license preferred
- LMHC, LMFT, LCSW, RN. Knowledge of
substance abuse required. Duties
include: Intake, monitoring, referrals
for evaluation/treatment. This is a full
position with benefits. Please email
your resume to: adminciflpm.org
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days! (888)368-1964. ANF
NOW HIRING Full Time Plumber -
Must have experience in new
construction, residential/commercial,
remodels, and repipes. Must have a
valid CLEAN driving record. Stop in and
apply, see one of our associates for
details. Dave Turner Plumbing, 474390
E. SR 200, FB. (904)277-3942
home weekends. Up to 39C/mile, late
model equipment & Big Miles! 1 yr OTR
flatbed exp. (800)572-5489 xZ27,
SunBelt Transport. ANF
Nassau County has an opening for
Maintenance Helper at $10.83 hourly
plus benefits. Requires high school
diploma or GED and experience in the
field of agriculture or construction
trades, and a valid drivers license.
Applications will be accepted thru
October 29, 2012 and can be obtained
in the Human Resources Department
located at 96135 Nassau Place, Suite
5, Yulee, FL 32097. Phone (904)491-
7332 or fax (904)321-5797, or
EOE/M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace.
ISLAND HAIR CO. Position available
for Hairstylist & Nail Tech. Call Margie
at 583-3336 or Phyllis 753-0363.

201 Help Wanted

office with experience only. Full time with
benefits. Fax resume to (904)491-3173.

SAVANNAH GRAND seeking experi-
enced candidate for FT/PT Caregiver
for 11pm-7am shift. Must be able to
pass background check and drug test.
Please apply in person at 1900 Amelia
Trace CL
enced only. 5 years or more. Must have
resume, references, & own
transportation. Please call (904)277-
4300 for appointment.
between Sam & 3pm for small island
cafe. Experience a plus.Please respond
to: fbcafemanager@gmail.com
APPLY NOW 12 drivers needed. Top
5% pay. CDL Class A driving exp.
(877)258-8782, www.meltontruck.com
stylist with clientele. Weekly booth rent
in great "new" location. 229 S. 8th St.
Heidi (904)583-4722.
wanted for busy, small animal practice
in St. Marys, GA. Open M-F, no
emergency calls or weekends. Fax
resume to (912)882-1385 or call
(912)882-4732 for further info..
EXPERT needed part-time Make
your own hours. Location in
Fernandina. Send resume
to: Jobs@iAmeliaIslandJobs.info
SERVER for breakfast/lunch. Must
be experienced. Call for appointment
Automotive is seeking experienced auto
technicians. Multiple openings for
brake & suspension tech and diagnostic
tech. Competitive compensation and
benefits. Fax resume to (904)277-7962
or apply in person at 1852 Sadler Road.
experienced candidate for FT/PT Cook.
Hours may vary. Must be able to pass
background check and drug test. Please
apply in person at 1900 Amelia Trace Ct.

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Yulee specialty practice. Full time with
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CENTER looking for certified Pilates
Instructor to teach private sessions on
the equipment, & some mat classes.
Continuing education opportunity with
the right person. Please email resume
to: chiro8888@yahoo.com
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Small jobs welcomed. (904)583-1465

207 Business
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tailored to needs & desires of student.
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503 Pets/Supplies
good home. Neutered/spayed & 1st
shots. Lost Red Male Chow Name
"Chang". Reward. Call (904)225-9940.

KITTYPALOOZA! Sat-Sun, Oct 20-
21, 10:30am-2pm, Nassau Humane
Society Dog Park, 641 Airport Rd. A
home for the holidays cat adoption
event. Holiday Special Adoption fees
start at $25 and Include shots,
spay/neuter and microchip.

(2) CHIHUAHUAS free to good
home. One female 1yr old, and one
male 4 yrs old. Call (904)491-4970.

S 601 Garage Sales
Robles Dr. Sat. 10/20, 9am. Lots of
stuff: Riding mower, garden tools,
household goods, tools, furniture, &
much more.

SALE 3 families + our church again.
Clothes, furniture, electronics. Too
much to list. Fri. 10/19 & Sat. 10/20,
9am: No early birds. 85620 Lana Rd.,
Wilson Neck subd.
Sat. 10/20, 8am-noon. Roses Bluff
Development. Chester Road, left onto
Roses Bluff, right into Roses Bluff
community, Yulee.
2174 KETCH CT. Sat. 10/20, 9am-
2pm. Household items, clothes, books,
audio tapes, toys, & much more.
8am-3pm. Multiple homes on Sunny
Parke Dr. Across from Home Depot,
take Amelia Concourse to Flora Parke
development. Sunny Parke Dr. is first
right In neighborhood.

10/20, 8am till Noon. Kids furniture,
bookcases, homeschool supplies,
household & office items. 96093
Sweetbriar Ln., Yulee, FL.
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Sat. 10/20, Sam-12pm, A1A to Amelia
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light. Look for the signs directing you
to participating homes.
SALE SAT. 10/20, 8AM-NOON.
Off Will Hardee, two entrances Ciera Lri
& Calais Ln. Furniture, futon, toys,
.books, bric-brac, clothes. Something
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the ocean! $1,200/mo.
.*305 S. 17th Street 2BR/IBA Home
*2BR/IBA furnished 1801 S. Fletcher
Ave. $1,650/mo. includes most utilhes,
water, sewer, garbage, cable and internet.
Available fate August.
2BR/IBA Ocean-view 487 S. Fletcher.
Across the street from the beach All uula
wi-fi,TV & phone.
* 3BR/ 3BA townhome in Sandpiper Loop
$1450/wk plus taxes & cleaning fee.
* Two 800sf Office/Retail spaces, can be
joined for one, 1,600 sq ft space, AIA
next to Peacock Electric $12/sq. ft +
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* Amelia Park Unit B small office (2
rooms) with bath, 576 sq.ft.$1050/mo.+
sales tax.
Five PointsVillage 1,200 sq.ft.AIA/S 8th St.
exposure Great for retail, services, or
office. $ 1,200/mo -sales tax.
*Amelia Park Unit E (14th St frontage) -
910 approx. sq.ft., 3 offices, reception
area, kitchen and bathroom. $1450/mo. +
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ESTATE SALE --Victorian love seat,
mahogany dining table 4 chairs, old
smoking stand, oak glass top dining
table 6 chairs, TV cabinet, nice
artwork, oriental items, lamps, glass
& metal end tables, many silk
florals, clown collection, mahogany
sofa table, 8 ft. silk tree, glass &
metal sofa table, baskets, books, old
records, Indian items, Barbie doll
collection, African items, toys,
many decorative items, wicker arm
chair, "L" shaped desk, wicker plant
stand, western items, office
supplies, professional DeskJet, lamp
shades, stuffed animals, Victorian
chair, corner chair, mahogany 1940's
bedside table, Hoosier cabinet, glass
top round dinette 4 chairs, ant.
English china cabinet, many kitchen
items, set of 6 plus dishes, glass &
metal coffee table, Mattel collector
dolls, linens, Queen Simmons
mattress/ box springs, bath items,
clothes men large (nice), large new
entertainment center or clothes
cabinet, pillows, full size
mattress/box springs, curtains, very
large selection glassware,
depression, milk glass, glass top
bamboo side table, twin mattress &
box springs, white wicker
headboards, white wicker dresser
w/mirror, Christmas room-getting
close, director chair, patio floor
lamp, rare vanity lamps, mirror
stereoscope by Sorkisha, hundred
plus hand tools, workbench, tool
cabinets, Skil set, stain glass (boxes
of loose pieces), many garage items,
shells, figurines, tubs, ladders,
bikes, lumber. Thurs. 10/18, Fri.
10/19 & Sat. 10/20, 8am-3pm. 106
Ocean Ridge (off Simmons). Follow
the red & white signs.
GARAGE SALE Sat. 10/20, 8am-
11am. 3580 S. Fletcher, next to Beach
Access 35 South. Furniture, household
treasures, office supplies, & more. (F)

GARAGE SALE Sat. 10/20, 8am-
12pm. 96075 Captains Point Rd.,
Yulee. Some antique pieces & collect-
ibles: misc. household items.
ESTATE SALE 1031 N Fletcher, Apt
4. Fri & Sat, Oct 19th and 20th from
9:00am 3:00pm. Numbers to enter
at 8:30 on Fri morning. Sofa, 2 full
size bed sets, table & 6 chairs, old GE
record player/stereo, record cabinet,
dinette table with 4 chairs, corner
student desk, coffee. & end tables,
Noritake Homecoming China, other
dish sets, Mickey & Minnie Mouse
cookie jars with boxes, 2 flatware sets,
kitchen items, -George Foreman grills,
cookbooks, tea pots, tea cups, lamps,
Sentry Safe, wrought patio table & 4
chairs, patio furniture, lots of misc.
More info. & photos go to
Sat. 10/20, 8:30am-2:30pm on Bailey
Road between Amelia Parkway &

leather, like new, $875. Cape Hateras
floor lamp, $125. (904)225-5325
FOR SALE Queen sleep sofa,
excellent condition, clean. $550/OBO.
Call (904)310-9423.

802 Mobile Homes
SW w/CH&A 3BR/2BA on 1 acre of
land very private. Dependable, clean
renters only need apply. $185 per
week, no lease required. $600 deposit
and 1st weeks rent to move in
immediately. Call 904-753-3356

805 Beaches
Visit www OceanfrontAmella.com for a
complete list, or call Bob GOdoon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.

857 Condos-Furnished
2BA. Pool, close to beach & shopping.
$925. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)

601 Garage Sales
10/29 & Sat. 10/20, 8am-2pm.
Housewares, clothes, kitchenware,
linens, Christmas decor, knick-knacks,
'88 Chevy Blazer, & much more.
96659 Chester Rd., Yulee.

furniture, yard decorations, small
appliances. Sat. 10/20, 9am-2pm,
1408 S. Snapper Ln, Fernandina
Beach. (F)

GARAGE SALE Housewares, bed
linens, some clothes & shoes, and
trinkets. Sat. 10/20, 8am-lpm. 95580
Bumrney Rd. (F)

GARAGE SALE Sat. 10/20, 7:30am.
Household items, artwork, artificial
plants, outdoor patio set, new
inflatable mattress, books and more!
2999A First Ave.

Fri. 10/19, ipm-6pm & Sat. 10/20,
8am-2pm, 438 N. Fletcher Ave
(Corner of N. Fletcher & 2nd St.)
Furniture, bedding, dishes, appliances,
home furnishings & antiques, clothes
(incl. children's), toys, luggage,
jewelry, electronics, knickknacks, office
furniture & equipment, tools & building

GARAGE SALE In Ocean Sound, 994
Ocean Overlook Dr. Fri. 10/19, 8am-
1pm & Sat. 10/20, 8am-11am. New
garage door opener, hand tools, vice,
pipe wrenches, household goods, fans,
heaters, and more. Rain cancels.

602 Articles for Sale
w/hi-back sept. Used less than 30
days, never outside, less than 2 yrs
old. $875. Call (904)277-2104.
Sport, multi-action roller, cross country
skiing machine, numerous free
weights. Best Offer. (386)984-7811

LIVING ROOM new sage green' sofa
& love seat $475. Glass top coffee &
end tables $150. TV 60" console $175.
Dbl bed head & foot black faux leather
$125. TV 2-drawgr black armoire w/TV
$225. Dining room American Drew
cherry double pedestal table/6 chairs
$400. Sideboard $175. (904)432-8314

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original plastic, never used. Orig price
$3,000, sacrifice $975. Can deliver.
Call Bill (813)298-0221. ANF
never used, brand new in factory
boxes. Original cost $4500, sell for
$795. Can deliver. Call Tom (407)574-
3067. ANF

JAX Quality products 50-80% off
retail. Queen mattress sets $150.
Sofa/Love $399. .5pc Bed set $399.
House/Condo packages $1799. Call


3350 S. Fletcher Ave., Unit E6 1130 sf. 2BR/2BA
Oceanfront and fully furnished sixth floor condo.
Large Living, Room and Dining area with ill
furnishings and TV. Master Suite with private bath
and views of the Atlantic. Guest room with twin beds.
Large private patio. Community Pool. Water
included. No Pets. On Island. $1,997/mo.
2503-A W. 5th Street 1983 sf 3BR/3BA Northend
condominium just a quick stroll from the beach. Tiled
throughout and with ocein viewsfrom the Master
Suite balcony. Master located upstairs with Guest
rooms down. Community pool. Pets ok. On Island'.
92071 Crane Drive 1658 sf. 3BR/2BA brink homes
just off the Island in the Pine) Island community.
Large Living Room & Den plus Kitchen with Island
and Corian counter tops. Large bedrooms with
walk-in closets. Screened porch overlooking the fenced
yard and in-ground pool. Pets ok. Off Island.
95024 Barclay Place #2 1541 sf. 2BR/2BR town
home in the gated Summer Beach community of
Harrison Point. Tiled throughout th ,iing Room
(with fireplace) opens to the Kitchen and Breaklast
nook for a clean spacious feel. Master Suite features
doublevanity and separate garden tub and shower.
Large screened porch outside and one car garage. Pets
ok. On Island. $1,497/mo.
86059 Remsenburg Drive 1480 sf, 3BR/2BA house
in N Hampton close to community amenity center.
Eat in Kitchen overlooks large family room with
fireplace. Covered patio with flat backyard. Side entry,
2 car garage. Basic cable, internet and security
included. Huge community amenity center with pool,
tennis, ball field and more. Pets ok. Off island.

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.32125 Grand Parke Blvd 2084 sf. 3BR/2BA home with
large fenced in backyard. Split floor plan with fireplace and
media nook in the living room. Quartz counter tops in
kitchen with walk in pantry. Whole house water softener
and two car garage. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,395/mo.
3322 Fairway Oaks 1,456 sf. 2BR/2BA Omni Amelia
Island Plantation villa located on the Fairway. Recently
remodeled with updated Kitchen and appliances. Generous
living spaces with Living/Dining Room combined. Master
suite with private bath. Optional ALP membership
available. Washer & Dryer. Pets ok. On Island. $1,350/mo.
75079 Ravenwood Dr 1725 sE 3BR/2BA open floor
plan Florida style home in Timbercreek. Bright, large
ioonms and kitchen overlookingliving area with plenty of
cabinet space. Pers ok. Off Island. $1,250/mo.
76015 Deerwood Dr 1858 sf. 3BR/2BA house in
Timbercreck Plantation. Corner lot with large backyard.
Custom paint throughout. Upgraded Kitchen with tile
floors. Huge Master Suite with separate cub & shower.
Irrigation & security systems. Dogs ok. Off Island.
96010 Stoney Dr 1373 sf. 3BR/2BA upstairs townhouse
in gated Stoney Creek. Large open floor plan with huge
Kitchen and center island plus Breakfast Area. Master Suite
has a big walk-in closer and separate shower/garden tub.
Screened porch overlooks wooded area and pond. One car
garage. Small dog ok. NO CATS. Off Island. $1,150/mo.
41 Oak Grove Place 1008 sfi 2BR/IBA home with
hardwood floors throughout plus a pool! Recently updated
throughout! Stud' with built in bookshelves. Pool & lawn
care. Pets ok. On Island. SI,147/mo.
1069 S. 19th Street 1341 sf 3BR/2BA town home
located in the heart ofFcernandina Beach. Open floor plan
and vaulted ceilings makes this home feel much larger!
Kitchen oripens to Living Room/Dining Room combo.
Master Suite located downstairs with Guest room and
Bonui loft space up. Washer & Dryer. On Island.

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Jane Collins

806 Watrfrnt 4BR/4BA villa ON island, near Ritz,
806 Waterfront beach access, service animals only. No
smoking. For rates call (904)491-0676.

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

808 Off Island/Yulee
4BR/3BA 3 car garage, in beautiful
N Hampton. Neutral colors, stainless
appliances. Mother-in-law suite, formal
living and dining rooms, great room
with breakfast area On wooded
preserve. Owner financing options. Call
Daune Davis, Watson Realty Corp. 904-

| 1/0 otherr Areas
20 ac on St Lucre Canal $189,500. 20
wooded ac on paved road, extensive
frontage on St. Lucie Canal & dockable.
Just a couple miles from Lake
Okeechobee. 24 miles from Stuart.
Less than 1 hour by boat to Atlantic.
Rep avail 10/20. Call for directions or
more info (888)602-3704. ANF

852 Mobile Homes
RV to live on a campground for $425/
mo. All utilities included. Ask about
senior citizen special. (904)225-5577.

NICE 3BR/2BA SW in Yulee. Wood
kitchen cab., SS appliances. $695/mo.
Water inc. Possible RTO. Call (904)
501-5999. Other 3BR SW rental avail.

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

O1 & OFF ISLAND 2/2 & 3/2 mob.
homes. Clean & remodeled. Pay wkly/
mthly. + dep & utils. ALSO eff & 1 BR
apt at beach. Call details 261-5034.

1BR MOBILE HOME for rent on
fenced 1/2 acre. $650/mo. Will
exchange security deposit for minor
repairs. (904)556-2353. Pets

854 Rooms
ROOM FOR RENT Yulee area. Call
for details (904)261-8686.

855 Apartments
AT BEACH Eff. & 1BR, incl utils. Long
term $145-$225/wk + dep. Also on &
off island 2 & 3BR mob. homes. Clean
& remodeled. For details call 261-5034.

856 Apartments
Affol'dable Living Rent from $560-
&747 for eligible persons/families. 1 &
2 Bedrooms. Post Oak Apartments
(904)277-7817. Handicap Accessible
apartments available. *This institution
is an equal opportunity provider, and
employer. TDD: 711

APT. Tile throughout, central AC, DW,
W/D. 927 N. Fletcher Ave., down.
$995/mo. + deposit. (904)386-1005

858 Condos-Unfurnished
Paradise 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe condos
in gated, lakeside community with 24/7
fitness ctr, resort-style pool, ten-nis &
more! Lots of upgrades! Starting at
just $799/mo incl. water/sewer! Call
Tammy at (904) 415-6969 for a
showing, www.amelialakes.com
BEAUTIFUL 1/1 Amelia Lakes, 2nd
floor, tile throughout main living area.
$750/mo. (904)535-5352.
2BR/2BA With 2 car garage,
swimming pool and tennis courts.
Stone throw from shops and the beach.
$1,000/mo. (904)415-8256

860 Homes-Unfurnished
4BR/3BA HOME in Amelia National.
Separate LR/DR/GR. Golf & water
views. $1750/mo. (904)335-0583.
2.5BA. Pets okay. Fenced yard & 2-car
garage. Call Greg at (904)556-2573.
97i19 DIAMOND ST. 3/2 modular
home. Storage shed, corner lot. $950.
Nick Deonas Realty, (904)277-0006.

Blackrock. 1 block from AIA. Tile floors
downstairs, hardwood upstairs, over 1
acre. Great neighborhood. $900/mo.
Call Mutt (904)206-2040.
NICE HOME in Yulee's Timber Creek
pool & tennis community. 3BR/2BA,
new carpet & paint, backs up to pond.
Ready 11/1. $1125. The Real Estate
Centre, Inc. (904)206-1370.
1860 sq. ft. 95130 Village Dr.
Fireplace, lake view, garage.
$1475/mo. Call (904)923-7637.
3BR/2BA AI home. Fenced yard, tile
floors, 2-car garage. Pets ok. $1,400/
mo. 1 yr lease. 1st, last & dep req'd.
(858)354-8221 or (503)781-0752.

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

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

866 Wanted to Rent
ROOM APT. Long term. Have
references. (904) 583-0332

MOVING TO FB mature pro. couple
(+ 2 dogs) needs unf house (3/2+)
near Fletcher/Jasmine ASAP. Visiting
10/20-21 to see. 352-552-0733

901 Automobiles
$8K/OBO, good condition, straight six,
automatic transmission, runs good.
Brian (912)467-1802

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