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FRIDAY NOVEMBER16, 2012/24 PAGF 2 SECTIONS /fbnewsleader.com

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When First Presbyterian congre-
gant Linda Bell was asked if she'd
host Vicki Moore during the Fair
Trade Market earlier this fall, she
was only too happy to do so. The sto-
ries Moore shared with Bell had a
resounding impact on the Fernandina
woman who first heard about her
impending visitor at'the Presbyterian
Women's Gathering in Orlando.
Every day in India, approximate-
ly 200 women and children are sold
into prostitution. .
This is unacceptable to Moore,
who travels to India several times a
year to pick up goods created by
women and girls who have been
assisted by the organization she

My children, our love should not be just words and
talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action,'

founded, Rahab's Rope.
Moore created the nonprofit
organization in 2004 after coming
across an article on the Internet about
forced prostitution in India.
SAt the time, she was taking an Old
Testament class and learning the
story of Rahab, the prostitute in the
book of Joshua.
When Moore decided to put
together an organization to help these
women, the story of Rahab stayed
with her.

'The rope in the story represents
Rahab's rescue both physically and
spiritually, and there is a high proba-
bility that Rahab made the rope her-
self. Our hope is that, just as the rope
that Rahab made represents her res-
cue, the skills taught to the women at
our women's centers will represent
their physical and spiritual rescue as
well. It seemed fitting for' Rahab's
Rope to be our name."
INDIA Continued on 3A

First West Nile case

reported in Nassau

Nassau County has confirmed its
first human case of West Nile virus,
according to a press release from the
Florida Department of Health.
The agency said Thursday that the
confirmed case is a Nassau County
resident who traveled to Duval County
several times two weeks before symp-
toms of the illness emerged.
The resident, a 60-year-old woman,
recalled having traveled and been out-
side in the days before her symptoms
surfaced, a spokesperson for the
Nassau County Health Department
said Thursday.
"She's been our only ever reported
resident" with West Nile, said Michelle
George, an epidemiologist or dis-
ease control expert for the agency.
George said the woman's infection
this late in th6 year.is unusual for West
Nile, but nonetheless an important
reminder for residents to take the
"basic precautions to prevent expo-
sure" to mosquito bites.
The health department could not
provide any details when the woman

fell ill or what symptoms she exhibit-
ed, George said. But she said "onset
for illness occurs 3-15 days after being
bitten," and pointed to common symp-
toms fever, headache, muscle and
joint pain, rashes and gastrointestinal
discomfort- of infection.
West Nile, a mosquito-borne ill-
ness, can be asymptomatic, but signs
of infection can include fever, fatigue,
head and body aches, skin rashes, and
can be as severe as coma, tremors,
convulsions and paralysis, according to
the website for the Centers for Disease
The virus is not transmitted by
human to human contact.
County Emergency Management
Director Danny Hinson said Thursday
it's not yet clear if the individual was
infected in Nassau or Duval County.
"I don't know how accurate it would
be to say that West Nile's in Nassau
County, given how often this person
visits Duval County," said Hinson.
There are no vaccinations for the ill-
ness, which according to the CDC
website can last as little as a couple
VIRUS Continued on 3A

DOH continues to conduct statewide surveillance for mosquito-borne ill-
" nesses, including West Nile virus infections, Eastern equine encephalitis,
St Louis encephalitis, malaria and dengue Residents of Florida are
encouraged to report dead birds via thA website for Surveillance of Wild-
bird Die-offs located at www.myfwc.com/bird. For more information, visit
DOH's Environmental Public Health web site at
www.doh.state.fl.us/Environment/ medicine/arboviralindex.html or contact
Nassau County Health Department at (904) 548-1800.

county: volunteer

fire units on notice

Nassau County's volunteer fire-
fighters will continue working under
current contracts they have with the
county- for six months, at least That's
how much notice the county must give
volunteers under the current contract.
On Monday, Nassau County
Commission Chair Danny Leeper
plans to place the volunteer fire chiefs
on notice that the vendor contracts
will end no later than Oct 1, 2013.
Meanwhile, county officials and the
chiefs would have to work with one.
another to resolve issues ranging
from volunteers deeding their equip-
ment to the county to whether they are
properly funded and trained with the
terms of a newly proposed contract.
A special meeting set for Monday
afternoon to discuss the contract has
been canceled. Leeper said he plans to
address the issue at the regular board
meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. that day
"My intention for Monday is, with
the board's approval, to suggest that
we go ahead and put them on. notice
that between now and Oct. 1, 2013
we're going to work together on a
revised contract," he said Wednesday.
The cancellation follows a special
meeting last week, marked by strife
over which of a series of contracts the
two sides were disputing, that ended
early with the slam of the chair's gavel.
On Wednesday, Leeper apologized
for the way the last meeting ended,
but maintained that the goal of revis-
ing the contracts is to streamline serv-
ices for taxpayers and comply with
state laws.
I "Hopefully we can come to terms
with everyone and become compliant,
and that's really the bottom line," said
Leeper. "If they're not in compliance,
how can we correct it? Can we cor-

rect it? And if not,
Join us in a reserve
The county cur-
rently funds.the vol-
unteer units with
$42,000 each annu-
ally. The board and
Nassau County Fire
Leeper Chief Matt Graves
___ have pushed for
stricter regulation,
citing poorly kept records, question-
able spending and inadequate back-
ground checks on the part of volunteer
For the past year, the two sides
have clashed over the new contracts,
which would add scrutiny to volun-
teers' spending, record keeping, back-
ground checks and would determine
the fates of their funding and equip-
ment. Graves has said ending their
stalemate would take diplomacy from
both sides.
"Change is always difficult, fo mat-
ter how it comes about," he added.
They're in line to receive their most
recent quarterly installment of funding,
but they won't receive the one due in
February if they're not willing to work
with the county, Leeper said.
He said adopting support or
reserve roles would give volunteer
units the chance to deed their equip-
ment and vehicles to the county in
exchange for the county picking up
the tab for their training, background
checks, drug tests, uniforms and other
Volunteer chief David Pearson, the
unofficial spokesman for the other
chiefs, said the current agreement and
the one proposed are nearly the same
and the volunteers would prefer to
stay under the current one, signed in

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FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 16. 2012 NEWS News-Leader


Ricky Warren Andrews
Ricky Warren Andrews, 54,
passed away peacefully on
Tuesday November 6,2012 due
to complications of liver cancer.
Ricky was born on October
23, 1958, in Alma, Georgia to
the late Bobby J. Andrews and
the late Martha Burkett
Andrews. The family moved to
Fernandina Beach, Florida in
1960, where Ricky grew up. He
attended Fernandina Beach
High School where he played
his beloved sport of baseball,
graduating in 1976. He enlisted
in the United States Army in
June of 1976 and served
through March of 1983, serv-
ing 5 years in Kaiser Slautern
Hospital in West Germany with
the rank of Sergeant, Trained
Combat Medic. Upon returning

Steven G. Herman
Steven G. Herman, 65,
passed away at his residence in
Fernandina Beach, FL on
Friday, October 19th, 2012.
He was born in Mishawaka,
IN, on July 2nd,1947, and grew
up in Munster, IN. He was a
1965 graduate of Hammond
High School.
In 1965 he joined the United
States Marine Corps. While
serving in Vietnam he earned
the Silver Star medal and two
Purple Hearts, plus numerous
other combat medals. He
served 4 years in the USMC.
In 1970 Steve joined the
United States Air Force for 8
years. He was an Aircraft
Mechanic. While serving in the
USAF he was stationed in
Thailand for one year. He
was discharged in 1977 as a
In 1978 he worked as a Civil
Service employee for
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard,
Portsmouth, NH. He resided
with his family in Sanford, ME.
In 1987 he transferred to Kings
Bay Naval Submarine Base,
Kings Bay, GA. and worked as
an Outside Machinist. He

John D.Thweatt
John D. Thweatt died on
Tuesday, October 30th, at his
home in Clarkesville, GA, fol-
lowing an extended illness.
Mr. Thweatt was a loving
husband and dad, and a long-
time teacher of mathematics at
Satellite High School in Satellite
Beach, FL
He was preceded in-death
by his parents, William and
Ruth Thweatt, brother Bill
Thweatt, and sister Wilhelmina

Tracy McKain Whitley
Graveside services for Tracy
McKain Whitley, 47, were held
Thursday, November 15,2012 at
11 am. at Jacksonville Memory
Gardens Cemetery, 111
Blanding Blvd., Orange Park,
Florida with Rev. Tim McDaniel
Tracy was born on May 20,
1965, in Gainesville, Florida. She
went home to be with the Lord
on November 12, 2012 sur-
rounded by her family.
Tracy was making a career
in nursing, attending Florida
State College at Jacksonville to

to the States he was employed
by Fire Master, where he
resided in Winter Springs,
He leaves behind his wife,
Zena, a daughter, Heidi
Andrews Word (Philip) of
Hilliard, two sons, Michael
Andrews, and Bobby Andrews
of Winter Springs, Florida. One
grandson, Hunter Word of
Hilliard, and three sisters, Pam
Stalvey (Guy) Fernandina
Beach, Florida, Beth Alligood
(Wayne), Fernandina Beach,
Florida, Jan Ryals (Bill),
Callahan, Florida, several
nephews and nieces.
A memorial service was held
on Saturday, November 10,2012
in Orlando, Florida, with Pastor
Bill Ryals officiating.

retired as an Outside Machinist
Foreman in 1995, residing in
Fernandina Beach, FL
Steve was a Harley Davidson
enthusiast and as a hobby
enjoyed books and machining
parts for motorcycles.
He was a member of VFW
Post #4351, American Legion
Post #0054 and a member of the
Vietnam Vets organization.
He is survived by his chil-
dren, Julie Overton, St.
Petersburg Beach, FL, Steve
Herman, Knoxville, TN, former
wife of 40 years, Darlene
Herman of Zephyrhills, FL, a
sister, Susan Herman, Sanford,
ME, a brother, Michael Herman
of Davie, FL, and his seven
grandchildren. He is also sur-
vived by nieces, nephews and
A Memorial Service is
planned for November 20th,
2012 at the American Legion
Post #0054, Fernandina Beach,
FL at 6 pm.
# In lieu of flowers please send
donations to Athletes for Hearts,
5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach,
FL 33706.
Oxtey Heard Funeral Directors

Survivors include his wife of
49 years, Rhonda Thwean, son
WallyThweatt ofTitunill-,, FL,
daughter and son-in-law, Lisa
and Dan Kornegay of Clarkes-
ville, GA, sister MaryJordan of
Fernandina Beach, sister-in-law
Mary Thweatt of Fernandina
Beach, and five grandchildren.
A memorial gathering for
family will be held November

obtain her nursing degree.
She was predeceased by her
mother, Virginia Blackford; and
.her son, Kyle Whitley.
Tracy is survived by her life
Partner, Joyce Isabell; father,
Bob McKaih (Shirley); broth-
er, Patrick McKain; two step-
sisters, Missy Madden and
Donna Hutcheson; special
friends Joseph, Mark and "Lil"
Tracey, and many other family
members and friends.
Please sign the guest book at


Mrs. Ella Nora Wingate Holland, age 77, former longtime
resident of Yulee, died on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Funeral servic-
es will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 in the Burgess Chapel
of Oxley-Heard Funeral Home.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Mr. Michael Alan Moore, age 67, of Fernandina Beach, died
on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 13. Funeral services will be in the
Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Mr. Carl S. Smith, age 98, of Amelia Island, died on
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Funeral services for Master Tyson Carter Williams, age 4,
will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 from the graveside in
St. Peter's Episcopal Cemetery.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors


Turkey talk-line and holiday food safety

For the News Leader

In order to keep your family and
friends safe from food poisoning during
the holidays, it is important to practice
proper food safety in every step of your
food preparation.
For the many people who will be
cooking a turkey for the occasion, an
excellent resource is the Butterball
Turkey Talk-line. Simply dial 1-800-
BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372). This
free hotline is open annually in
November and December. Over the
years, these Turkey Talk-Line experts
have solved some puzzling turkey situa-
tions, like which pan to use, what to do
when the turkey is on fire, and when to
start roasting the turkey so it's ready by
halftime. Bilingual assistance is available
(English and Spanish). For frequently
asked questions, visit their website:
tos/turkey-experts/overview. Helpful,
holiday food safety tips:
Wash hands with warm water and
soap for 20 seconds before and after han-
dling any food.
Wash food-contact surfaces (cut-
ting boards, dishes, utensils, counter-
tops) with hot, soapy water after prepar-
ing each food item.
*\Rinse fruits and vegetables thor-
oughly under cool running water and.
use a produce brush to remove surface

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Church in Yulee. D)epar iment.
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raw meat and poul-
try before cooking in
order to avoid
spreading bacteria to
areas around the
sink and counter-

When shopping in the store, stor-
ing food in the refrigerator at home, or
preparing meals, keep foods that won't
be cooked separate from raw eggs,
meat, poultry or seafood and from
kitchen utensils used for those products.
Consider using one cutting board
only for foods that will be cooked (such
as raw meat, poultry, and seafood) and
another one for those that will not (such
as raw fruits and vegetables).
Do not put cooked meat or other
food that is ready to eat on an unwashed
plate that has held any raw eggs, meat,
poultry, seafood, or their juices.
Use a food thermometer to make
sure meat, poultry and fish are cooked
to a safe internal temperature. To check
a turkey for safety, insert a food ther-
mometer into the innermost part of the
thigh and wing and the thickest part of
the breast. The turkey is safe when the
temperature reaches 1650F. If the turkey
is stuffed, the temperature of the stuff-
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Holiday recycle hours

The Nassau County
"Convenience Recycle
Center" is normally closed
on Wednesday but will

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open on Nov. 21 and then
close from Nov. 22-25 in
observance of the Thanks-
giving holiday. It will reopen
on Nov. 26 at 8 a.m. For in-
formation contact the county
Solid Waste Depart-ment at
548-4972 or 1-877-362-5035
or go to www. nassaucoun-
tyfl.com and click on Depart-
ments/Solid Waste.





Bring sauces, soups and gravies to
a rolling boil when reheating.
Cook eggs until the yolk and white
are firm. When making your own
eggnog or other recipe calling for raw
eggs, use pasteurized shell eggs, liquid
or frozen pasteurized egg products, or
powdered egg whites.
Don't eat uncooked cookie dough,
which may contain raw eggs.
Refrigerate leftovers and takeout
foods and any type of food that should
be refrigerated, including pie within
two hours.
Set your'refrigerator at or below
400F and the freezer at 0E Check both
periodically with an appliance ther-
Thaw frozen food safely in the
refrigerator, under cold running
water, or in the microwave-never at
room temperature. Cook food thawed in
cold water or in the microwave immedi-
Allow enough time to properly
thaw food. For example, a 20-pound
turkey needs four to five days to thaw
completely in the refrigerator.
Don't taste food that looks or
smells questionable. When in doubt,
throw it out. Leftovers should be
used within three to four days, unless
For more information, check your
steps at FoodSafety.gov


Authors wanted
The 2013 Amelia Island
Book Festival will be held in
Fernandina Beach on April
26, 27 and 28,2013. More
than 30 authors have com-
mitted to attend, but there is
room for more since book
sales will be held at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center auditorium. To :
reserve a table to promote'
and sell your book go to
com and click on Author
Submission, scroll down to
Online Applications and click
on the one that suits you.
Space at a table and one
chair is $35 until Dec. 31. A
full table with four chairs is
$100 until Dec. 31. After, the
price is $50 and $125 respec-
tively. The final deadline to
reserve space is March 1,
Confederate sons
The Sons of Confederate
Veterans will meet'Nor. 19 ati
7 p.m. at the Pig Barbeque
Restaurant in Callahan. This
month's lecture will be Dis-
covering Your Confederate
Ancestors. The public is
invited to attend.
Open house
Join the Nassau Alcohol
Crime and Drug Abatement
Coalition for its Open House
Holiday Mixer on Nov. 20 at
4 p.m. at the Fernandina
Beach Police Department
community room, 1525 Lime
St. There will be food and
beverages and the group will
introduce its new staff.
Libraries dosed
The Nassau County
Library System will be
closed Nov. 22 and 23 for the
Thanksgiving Holiday
Antique show
The St. Marys Flea &
Farmers Market, 206W
Gallop St, downtown Saint
Marys, Ga., will host the sec-
ond annual St. Marys
Antique Show Nov. 23-25,
weather permitting. Vendor
spaces are available. The
market is open Friday,
Saturday, and Sunday, 9 a.m.-
3 p.m., weather permitting.
Interesting items are bought,
sold traded. Call (912) 882-
0009 or (912) 674-1958 for
more information.

served; live and silent auc-
tiois will offer options from
local businesses as well as
destinations to world-class
Tickets are available at'
the YMCA, Dog Star Tavern
and Amelia Island Montes-
sori School or call 261-6610.
Poar Express
On Saturday, Dec. 8 from
1-4 p.m. enjoy family holiday
fun at the Fernandina Beach
branch library Seasonal sto-
ries will be read aloud by
guest readers ard children
will have the opportunity to
create a holiday craft. Special
guests, the Song Spinners
Choral Group, will entertain
with holiday songs. Santa
has been invited to attend.
jGet your free ticket to ride
The Reading Polar Express
Trolley at the Fernandina
Beach branch. Trolley tick-
ets are valid for Dec. 8 from
1-4 p.m. only. This event is
S6dsored by the Friends of
the Fernandina Beach
Branch Library.
The Boys and Girls Clubs
of Nassau County Founda-
tion will host its 6th Annual
Benefit on Feb. 9,2013.
Guest speaker will be Ruben
Studdard, an American R&B,
pop and gospel singer who
rose to fame as winner of the
second season of American
Idol and was nominated for a
Grammy in 2003 for Best
Male R&B Vocal Performan-
ce for Superstar.
Studdard has released
five studio albums: Soulful; I
Need An'Angel; The Return;
Love Is; and Letters from
Birmingham. An alumnus of
the Boys and Girls Club,
Studdard has worked as a
television actor in several
roles and toured with Robin
Givens in the comedy-drama,
"Heaven I Need a Hug." In
2008, he accepted the role of
Fats Waller in a stage tour of
"Ain't Misbehavin'."
Gala details and reserva-
tions are available at
www.bgcnassau.org or email
Cold shelter
.The Cold Night Shelter of
Nassau County (CNS) opens
when temperatures drop to
40 degrees or below. Organi-
:zers need volunteers and.

:,. ',.-. fiations from area church-
MOnteSS a s and organizations to oper-
The Amelia Island ate the CNS, which provides
Montessori School will hold.` I':awarm, dry, safe haven to
its Annual Gala -A Moon- ''thelihomeless and those in
light Affair on Dec. 1 at need. Contact the CNS at
6:30 p.m. at the Omni Amelia 277-2517or Patricia deJesus,
Island Plantation's Grand coordinator, at (904) 624-
Pavilion, Racquet Park. 5633 for information.
Everyone is invited to
kick off the holiday season at NAMImeetings
this event filled with live The National Alliance for
music featuring the band Mental Illness Consumer
The Original Class Act. Support Group meets on
Cocktails and dinner will be Fridays at 11 a.m. at the

Council on Aging, 1367
South 18th St., Fernandina
Beach, across from Baptist
Medical Center Nassau.
Nassau NAMI holds busi-
ness meetings on the third
Thursday of each month at 7
p.m. in the conference room
of the Northeast Florida
Community Action Agency,
1303 Jasmine St., Suite 100.
Family support meetings
for family members of an
individual with a mental
health diagnosis are held at
St. Peter's Episcopal Church,
801 Atlantic Ave. once a
month at 7 p.m. Contact Lisa
Mohn at 277-1886 for more

The Fernandina Beach Commission adopted
an ordinance regulating garbage pickup and
introducing a $1.75 monthly service charge for
collection, to be paid quarterly,
November 15, 1962
Boaters berthed near the seawall at
Fernandina Beach's new $2 million marina com-
plained they were left high and dry by silting at
low tide.
November 19, 1987
Immigration officials detained two Dominican
stowaways discovered on a barge in the Amelia
River, while three others jumped ship and disap-
November 15, 2002

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After spending a half hour
researching what's hot and
what's not in the car market, I
just made a deposit in my trash-
can. My semi-annual market
report is only two months
away, and those who thrive on
data can expect it soon. Who,
post- election, is 1not I it cling
on our ti iill '
W e ha '- uI I,,' LI \'i ii ical
decisions to be made in
Washington, not the least of
which is how much all of us
will be asked to pay in'federal
taxes and how we are going to
begin to address the national
debt. Is it fair to say something
is going to have to "give"? Have
too many Americans removed
themselves from the concept of
giving? A lack of ability to com-
promise comes because
nobody wants to "give" an inch.
Our leadership in
Washington has set a bad
precedent relative to a big part
of what makes our country
great a giving spirit. Enough
political commentary. It was
simply a glaring example of
what a non-giving environment
produces very little.
Some like togive, while oth-
ers like to receive. I will admit
to liking both, and have a wife
who is generous beyond meas-
ure and uncomfortable receiv-
ing in return. Giving is good
for the soul and actually proven
to enhance your health. The
opportunities to share time, tal-
ent and treasure are unlimit-
ed. Time-might be the most
valuable of the three. People
love to be with each other and
loneliness affects so many.
Take the time to make a visit or
volunteer in your community
or at your church. You will feel
at least as good as the folks
who benefit from your time.
Talent cannot be underes-
timated. Where would a bake
sale or charity run be without
Sthe talent of the participants?
And don't worry how goodyou
are. Betty Crocker writes good
directions and you can walk in
90 percent of these charity
races. We all have talents that
should be utilized and shared.
Treasure is the touchy one.
So many draw the line when
the pocketbook comes into
play The growing reality is that
were going,to have to help
each other: How are federal,
state and localbtbudgets'look-
ing? Not too good. How much
need is there? Lots. Churches
and community organizations
- .abound in Nassau County and
will be needed to assist those in.
Need. '
These gifts are well admin-
istered and from the hearts of
S the community. They are not
entitlements. How many barn-
Sraisings have there been in
SAmerica after a neighbor lost
their barn to a fire? Neighbors
put their hard-earned money
on the line along with their
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Let's rec-
ognize that
there exist
many amaz-
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instances of
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CORNER giving. Our
hospital aux-
iliary has
RickKeffer around 150
who give their time and talent
to our Baptist Medical Center
Nassau. On top of that, they
contribute serious money to
our hospital. Too many other
examples exist to chronicle.
Those who are givers know
who you are. Those that aren't,
it's never too late. We are either
going to give towards our com-
munity needs or the money
will be taken from us to pay
for them. It will be less expen-
sive and more satisfying to take
the initiative.
The holiday season is a
good time to give. Every gro-
cery store will have a Salvation
Army pno. If you have never
done so, drop an offering in
there it will make you feel
good, Pull a name from an
angel tree. Take some canned
goods to Barnabas. Adopt a
family at work. Visit a i'elative
or neighboi:you haven't lately.
Bake for someone. Deliver a
meal. Make a phone call.
The key is to have no off-
season to the holiday season.
Keep the spirit alive. Make
2013 the year of gifts. And the
year after, and the year after
that Good habits are conta-
gious, just like bad ones.
Enjoy Thanksgiving next
week ard give (a little extra) to
something or somebody. Have
a good week.
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draining any pools of standing
water on their property, often
breeding grounds for mos-
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porches and patios.
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Teaching the women a voca-
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The jewelry, hand-embroi-
dered blankets and handmade
scarves created by the women
are sold at events such as the
annual Fair Trade Market held
for the past three years at First
Presbyterian Ch'urch in
Fernandina Beach.
"We value each of these
women as special gems, and
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Pearson, who commands
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biggest change between the
two contracts is language in
the new one that would trans-
fer volunteer equipment to
Nassau County Fire Rescue.
Handing over equipment for
which he obtained federal
grant funding doesn't sit well
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"If we work together,
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do," he said. "We're just not
going to title over our equip-
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volunteer units have been hit
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last year.
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Monument recognizing David Levy Yulee justified

A monument to a per-
son can be a sound,
like the plaintive
wind-borne whistle
of a train or objects like
train tracks and buildings or
a re-imagined town. It could
be the creation of a state or a
country. It could be all of the
above and more. As to why a
monument recognizing David
Levy Yulee is justified in
Fernandina Beach, we have
only to trace the lifelong jour-
ney taken by one of Florida's
true visionaries.
This is the story of a man
with two names and one over-
powering, passionate dream.
During the first half of his life
he was known as David Levy.
In the second half he would
become David Levy Yulee.
In 1492, the same rulers
who encouraged Columbus to
open a passage to the Orient
issued an Edict of Expulsion
in which the Sephardic Jews
were told they were no longer
welcome on the Iberian
Peninsula. On the same morn-
ing and from the same harbor
that Columbus set sail, they

fled to various locations.
David's family traveled to
Morocco, where they ulti-
mately prospered. David's
grandfather, Jacoub Ben
Youle, became the Grand
Vizier. Palace intrigue
inspired yet another journey
that took David's grandmoth-
er and her son, who would
become David's father, to
Gibraltar, ultimately emigrat-
ing to Charlotte Amalie in St.
Thomas. David's father,
Moses Levy, eventually mar-
ried Hannah Margarite
Abendanone. One of their four
children was David Levy, born
June 12,1810.
Moses sought wider hori- '
zons as his marriage began to
dissolve. He relocated to
Cuba, and with rumors flying
that Florida might some day
become a territory of the
United States, he began pur-
chasing property that includ-
ed the fabled Arredondo
Grant. With the split-second
timing of stating his intent to
settle, filed before the Federal
Court in Philadelphia, and his
return to Florida prior to the

He used these opportunities to further a vision
that connected oceans and continents and
would begin on Amelia Island.

official transfer, he and his
sons received territorial citi-
zenship status. The timing of
this would prove crucial to
David's political future in
claiming citizenship.
Reflections of current history
are apparent.
The Territory of Florida
was no place to educate chil-
dren, so Moses sent David to
The Norfolk Academy in
Norfolk, Va. It was a
Presbyterian school. His other
son, Elias, was sent to
Harvard. Both sons showed
an inclination to behavior that
did not reflect Moses'
Orthodox beliefs; so in 1827,
financial support was with-
drawn from both sons. They
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Micanopy became David's
This was a turning point,
for David Levy realized that
he was ill prepared for the life
he had imagined would be
his. He decided to study law
with Robert Raymond Reid,
who would later become the
Territorial Governor. David
was admitted to the East
District of the Florida Bar and
became a clerk to the
Territorial Legislature. He
attended the Seminole War
Conference where he interact-
ed with Osceola. As a member
of the Democratic Party,
which included the former
military governor, Andrew
Jackson, he was in opposition
to the powerful planter class.
By 1838 he had a seat in
the Senate of the Legislative
Council and served as one of
the 56 delegates to the St.
Joseph's Convention. This
convention drafted what
would become our state con-
stitution. Three years later he
was elected as a Territorial
delegate to Congress. He had
moved from regional influ-
ence to serving in our nation's
capital. He would spend two
terms as a non-voting member
of the House of
Representatives. Admired for
his persuasive way with
words, he fought valiantly to
have Florida move from its
status as a Territory to
become a State. David Levy is
recognized as the Father of
Florida Statehood, and in 1845
we became the 27th state.
David Levy was appointed as
one of the first two senators
representing Florida. As such,
he was also the first Jew to
serve in our national govern-
ment in this capacity. His first
term ended in 1850 with the
defeat of his Democratic
Party. His second and final
term would begin in 1855.
While in Washington,
D. C., David forged many rela-
tionships that would have a
lasting effect on his future.
Not the least was meeting the
love of his life, Nannie
Wycliffe, the daughter of the
Postmaster General of the
United Sates and former gov-
ernor of Kentucky. In April of
1846 David and Nannie were
married at her family home,
Wickland, in Bardstown, Ky.
Less than a year before, in
June of 1845, David came
before Florida's General
Assembly and petitioned to
have his name altered. He
chose to honor his grandfa-
ther's name, Jacoub Ben
Youle, changing it slightly to
Yulee. David Levy legally
became David Levy Yulee.
The second half of his life was
about to begin. As to the rea-
son for the change, one
assumes that religious preju-
dices of the era played a sig-
nificant role. "Levy" was unde-
niably Jewish in nature.
"Yulee" was foreign and exot-
ic; not quite so easy to pin
down. They would have four
children in the course of their
loving union.
David used all these oppor-
tunities to further a vision of
opportunity that connected
oceans and continents-and
would begin on Amelia Island.
Ships from Europe could
cross the Atlantic, as would
ships fort harbors along the

David Levy Yulee, the Father of Florida Statehood, was
appointed as one of the first two U.S. senators represent-
ing Florida.

coasts of North and South-
America. They would arrive in
our spacious, deep harbor
from which he would build
the first trans-peninsular rail-
road connecting our harbor to
a similar one in Cedar Key.
The Atlantic would be joined
to the Gulf of Mexico and
from there the delta would
provide access to the
Mississippi River and interior
trade routes throughout the
continent of North America.
In 1857, he convinced the gov-
ernment of Mexico to build a
short span of track over the
isthmus that would effectively
connect the Atlantic ard
Pacific oceans into a world-
wide trade niri .'i 1* i1. igrnnl i '
here on Amelia Island.
Columbus' objectives would
finally be realized centuries
later by a Floridavisionary,
David Levy Yulee.
David needed tools to
achieve his objectives. A man
of his era, he had access to
slave labor, as well as hired
assistance.. He would need
land to establish his right of
way, which would be supplied
through government grants.
Lumber grown on the proper-
ty would be converted to fuel
to create steam to drive the
engines. He needed a source
of income, some of which
derived from a federal con-
tract for mail delivery. He
issued bonds, sold corporate
stock to fellow Floridians,
mortgaged personal property
and sought additional support
from Northern investors.
Something else he desperate-
ly needed was a clean slate
from which to build.
Old Town Fernandina, the
last town platted by Spain in
the Western Hemisphere in
1811, presented ownership
and planning challenges.
There was a stretch of marsh
that would significantly slow
the construction process. He
decided to arrange the pur-
chase of property tied up in
the estate of Maria Mattair-
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particular, the Yellow Bluff
and the Eliza or Louisa
Plantations, acquired in 1850,
formed the core of present
day Fernandina Beach as we
know it today. The similarity
of our island's dimensions to
Manhattan Island and the
proximity to the harbor
inspired the grid layout that is
still in place.
In September of 1855 the
actual construction of the rail-
road began, with the first 10
miles taking a year to com-.
plete. This would include a
trestle connecting Amelia
Island to the mainland. The
entire length of 155.5 miles
was completed while David
Lev'Yulee was serving as a
senator representing Florida
in our federal government. On
March 1, 1861, the first train
left Fernandina and arrived in
Cedar Key. In January of that
year, David led a delegation of
Southern senators seceding
from the Union he had fought
so valiantly to join. On April
12, 1861, the Civil War official-
ly began.
One year later, David was
on the last train leaving
Fernandina under a barrage
of Union shelling. Seated next
to him was Archibald Baker, a
close family friend and the
minister of Fernandina's First
Presbyterian Church. David
and Nannie attended services
there. David spent much of
the war in Gainesville, another
railroad town, running his
business interests as best he
could, given the circum-
stances. He invested heavily
in blockade runners between
Cuba and Florida, buying
huge quantities of
Confederate bonds. He
refused to serve in the
Confederate government, yet
offered to pay wartime prop-
erty taxes for women left to
till their fields while their hus-
bands were off fighting. By
war's end, his stated goals
were to restore his railroad
and to see Florida readmitted
to the Union. One significant
insight into his character
occurred in a late 1865 letter
to.a friend, "It is bootless to
look back." David Levy Yulee
always had his eyes focused
on the future.
In May of 1865 David was
charged with treason. He had
made some powerful ene-
mies, including his brother-in-
law, Joseph Holt. While still in
Washington, D.C., and serv-
ing as a senator, David wrote a
letter to an embittered Joseph
Finegan, who suffered great
financial losses in his business
relationship with the railroad.
Finegan left the letter for
occupying federal forces to
find. David had suggested
seizing the arms at Fort
Clinch and turning them over
to the Confederacy This was
considered treason and David
was held in Ft. Pulaski, Ga., at
war's end. It was only through
determined political maneu-
vering by Nannie, involving
the intercession of General
Ulysses S. Grant, that David
was released 10 months later.
The Reconstruction Era
found David still involved in
the growth of his railroad and
the town of Fernandina. Yulee
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Trade and tourism helped
our community prosper. At one
point over 24 steamships arrived
on a weekly basis. In 1880.
General Ulysses S Grant
visited Amelia Island.
Fernandina had 'arrived.'

YULEE Continued from 1A
and Samuel Swann formed the Fernandina
Press Association to publish a newspaper
later called The Florida Mirror. George R.
Fairbanks, one of the founders of the'
University of the South in Swanee, Tenn., was
invited to edit the paper, which would evolve
into the News-Leaderyou hold in your hands
at this very moment. The Fairbanks House is
one of our local architectural landmarks still
gracing our tree-lined streets. During the
financial panic that'gripped our nation in
1873, Yulee,paid to keep local schools open.
Trade and tourism helped our community
prosper. At one point over 24 steamships
arrived on a weekly basis. In 1880, General
Ulysses S. Grant visited Amelia Island.
Ferniandina had "arrived."
But a departure was on the horizon. In
1881, the Yulee's decided to return to
Washington, D.C., where they built a mansion
on Connecticut Avenue. Their Fernandina
home, on the corner of Third and Alachua,
was given to the city and used, at one point,
as our library. Its location is identified by a
small stone marker steps beyond Villa Las
In March of 1885, Nannie died suddenly
and David followed her a year and seven
months later. He died of pneumonia at the
Clarendori Hotel in New York, having been on
his way home from visiting his grandchildren
in Bar Harbor, Maine. Both David and Nannie
await eternity in the Oak Hill Cemetery in
Washington, D. C. A sculpture of an Angel
with one arm raised is poised above their
The town ofYulee, which was named in
his honor after his death, was originally Harts
Road, a village that evolved at the crossing of
the railroad and Harts Road. It is ironic that
the town that bears his name was simply a
stop.on the journey to the realization of his
And now, the stage is set for another, more

The Amelia Island Fernandina
Restoration Foundation, a nonprofit
group, has agreed to pay $50,000 for a
statue of David Levy Yulee at the site of
the railroad depot on Centre Street that
is now used as a visitors' center by the
Tourist Development Council. The TDC
and city have committed $125,000 each
for restoration of the historic railroad

appropriate memorial to a man who embodies
the virtues and vices of an.emerging nation.
He was, first and foremost, the Father of
Florida statehood. Had he not been here, we
would probably not be here either, occupying
this enviable spot on an island paradise facing
the future on a slice of land rising between
the Atlantic Ocean and the Amelia River.
I have sharedbnly the barest outline of
what David Levy Yulee accomplished in the
brief span of his years. There is so much
knore waiting to be discovered. For more
information, please consult Celeste H.
Kavanaugh's monograph, David Levy Yulee,
A Man and His Vision. A visit to the Amelia
Island Museum of History and our local
library will offer you additional opportunities
to learn about this statesman and visionary
Ron Kurtz is lecturer, historian, theater
director and former director of the Amelia
Island Museum of History.

GreatHouses ofFernandina

highlights historic homes

News-Leader columnist
Dickie Anderson has released
her newest book, Great
Houses of Fernandina,
Architectural Masterpieces
From Amelia Island's Golden
The soil-cover book, pub-
lished by Sweetpea Media,
Inc. and the Amelia Islander
Magazine, highlights 22 hous-
es in the Fernandina Beach
Historic District.
The photography was
done by Jan Johannes, histori-
an and architectural photogra-
Detailed descriptions high-
light. architectural details and
the histories of the original .
families who built and lived in
the houses.
Adrienne Burke, city of
Fernandina Beach Preserva-
tion Planner, and Ron'
Kurtz, lecturer, historian
and former director of the
Amelia Island Museum of
History, contributed introduc-
A map with a suggested
driving tour is included.
Phyllis Davis, executive
director of the Amelia Island
Museum of History, said,
"Written to highlight the

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testament to
the impor-
Stance of the
Anderson preservation
of Florida's
resources. Dickie is an ardent
supporter and ambassador for
Fernandina Beach and
Amelia Island and its rich his-
Anderson is a weekly
columnist for the News-
Leader, freelance writer and
lecturer, as well as a trained
docent at the Amelia Island
Museum of History Sweetpea
Media and the Amelia
Islander Magazine frequently
publish articles on Amelia
Island's rich history.
Books will be available
at the Amelia Island
Museum of History's Holiday
Home Tour scheduled Nov.
30 and Dec. 1. Anderson will
be available at luncheons
scheduled at Joe's Bistro at.
11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. both

A formal launch of i
book will be held at the
Amelia Island Museum of
History on Sunday, Dec. 2
from 1-4 p.m.
Books are available at The
Book Loft, Books Plus, Front
and Centre, the Amelia Island
Museum of History and The
Plantation Shop at Palmetto
The books retail for
To purchase a copy by
mail contact Dickie Anderson
at dickie.anderson@gmail.
com or 556-6455.

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no way to go through life

The Budweiser
Clydesdales will be making a
surprise appearance down-
town today in front of the
Palace Saloon where folks are
invited to come and take pho-
tos of these magnificent hors-
es, enjoy a freshly brewed
Bud and just hang out. Palace
barkeep Johnny Miller tells
me that the horses are arriv-
ing in three tractor trailers
and staging in Central Park
this afternoon where the
teams will be hooked up, then
they will proceed down
Atlantic to Centre Street,
around the marina parking lot
and stop on North Second in
front of the Palace from 3-5
p.m. for photos. They were
originally scheduled to be at
the Naval Station in Mayport,
but the Navy had to cancel for
some reason so Budweiser
decided to come to the Palace
instead due to the connection
between the bar and
Anheiser-Busch co-founder
Adolphus Busch. They will be

bringing Bud
brewed this
day at the
brewery as
well. Today's
beer my
favorite vin-
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in a police _
report item
in this news- David N
paper an Scott
Idaho man
allegedly told Fernandina
Beach police that he ran from
them because he was "drunk
and stupid" a fellow that
obviously did not Heed the
sage counsel of the "Animal
House" movie's Dean Wormer
to an underclassman, when he
advised: "Drunk and stupid is
no way to.go through life,
When Bill Martens and his

gorgeous Dominican
Republic-born wife, Yamilka,
the new owners of Gourmet
Gourmet, moved to Amelia
Island from Manhattan, they
said they were following their
passion to create a unique
restaurant experience while at
the same time seeking a bet-
ter lifestyle and environment
for themselves and their kids
- son Shawn, a freshman at
Fernandina Beach High
School and daughter, Mya, a
fourth-grader at St. Michael's
- and claiming that since they
landed on the island they are
now 80 percent of the way
toward fulfilling that goal.
Bill, a guy who has never
met a stranger and still a rabid
New York Giants football fan,
left behind a pressure-cooker
career as a credit derivatives
trader,.specializing in counter-
party credit risk management,
because he says "Wall Street
is not fun anymore," now
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other island restaurant
menus. They have just added
a caviar sampler appetizer and
are playing around with differ-
ent mixes of domestic caviars,
tossing in some salmon and
whitefish roe for $15, and if
they see a demand will offer
some pricier beluga osetra
and sevruga.
They'll also soon debut an
artisanal cheese plate as soon
as they decide on a supplier
and tell me that everything on
the menu is prepared fresh,
saying thatthey are striving to
not only have the most varied
menu on the island, but the
healthiest as well. The one
item they didn't bring with
them from New York, says
Bill, is a deep fryer.
They are open from 9 a.m.
to 9 p.m. Tuesday through
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Tasteless & Tacky 1
Department: Two letters last
week to this newspaper about
my opinions, would certainly
reflect that my comments are
indeed, as far as these two
writers are concerned, taste-
less and tacky and much
more, with one saying my
position on a David Yulee stat-
ue "is veering close to anti-
Semitism," while the other
berates me for implying that
Latinos here illegally "are
freeloaders on the U.S. econo-
my." OK! I've never men-
tioned that David Yulee was
Jewish and I really don't care
if he w'as a Carmelite monk or
a Mongolian cross-dressing,
tattooed dwarf, I just don't
think a statue of a guy is nec-
essary, and I have no earthly
idea how the other fellow
came to the conclusion that I
think Latinos here illegally are
freeloaders on our economy,

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as I've never once mentioned
Latinos. The fact is, I think
that all folks here illegally, not
just Latinos, are economic
freeloaders, particularly when
my taxes help pay for their
But, hey, I do appreciate
the two gentlemen taking time
to express their opinions. Oh,
did I mention that I am a natu-
ralized American citizen, hav-
ing emigrated here legally
along with my family from
Canada many years ago and
abiding by all the laws and
regulations to earn my cher-
ished citizenship, including
service in the U.S. Army. All
other immigrants should do
the same.
I bought oranges.at a local
supermarket last week and
when I got home and peeled
Soff the little stickers was sur-
prised to read "South Africa"
on them. Did I mention they
tasted awful, like they'd been
en route for a couple of weeks
or so? A few days later I pur-
chased Florida-grown oranges
from Dub Mullis at his stand
near the traffic circle on A1A
in front of Harris Teeter for a
lot less than half.the price paid
for the imported fruit at the
supermarket and they were
delicious. We live in Florida,
so what's up with grocery
stores importing oranges
from South Africa? I don't
know about you but I've never
heard a shopper-grumbles
"Hey, how come they don't
have any South African
oranges in here?"
And speaking of Dub, the
future of the stand that he has
been manning for more than
three decades is up in the air
since the convenience store
next to it wants to expand and
any agreement concerning
the property he nowoccupies
and Harris Teeter is not clear,
he tells me. And did you know
that Dub'sboiled peanuts
were judged second best on
Sthe North Florida Atlantic
Coast a few years back by a
travel magazine whose name
l4'ub can't recall?
A sign in the window of the
former Patty Cakes Bakery on
North Fourth Street across
From the downtown post office

alerts us to watch for the new
"4th Street Deli 8& Desserts,"
which it says is coming soon.
A deli is a good thing if it sells
fat sandwiches on rye bread
with horseradish sauce, spicy
mustard and crunchy half-
sour kosher dill pickles.
Kevin McCarthy's Amelia
Island Cruises, run out of our
downtown marina, float close
to 600 passengers a week out
to view the coastlines, wildlife,
relax, listen to live music and
hear guides like Pajama Dave,
Kirk and Kevin relate the his-
tory and folklore of the area,
so with the holiday season
coming up, a stocking stuffer
certificate for one of these
trips is an ideal gift, particular-
ly if you live here and have
-never experienced an onboard
adventure or if you want to
treat holiday visitors with a
unique experience. Call 261-
9972 or stop by their booth at
1 North Front St. on the north
side of the Marina parking lot
next to Brett's to buy your

Mike Gorman, owner of
Second Amendment,'
Outfitters, 85076 Commercial
Park Drive in Yulee, tells me
that since the election ended
he has started to sell out of
certain guns and is seeing a
dramatic increase in ammuni-
tion sales. He says sales
began surging a week before
the election and adds that.
once it was over, they really
took off, particularly for
AR15s, the civilian version of
the military's M16 assault
rifle. Mike also has a special '
running for gun enthusiasts
wanting to fire a fully automat-
ic machine gun with all pack-
ages including ammo, eye and
ear pri6tection, and instruction
included. For more details go
to www.secondamend-
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(904) 849-7593.
Things I wish I'd said: "I
like to call in sick at places
where I've never held a job.
Then when the manager tell
me I don't work there, I tell :
'them I'd like to. But not today,
as I'm sick." -Jarod Kintz,
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A vote for our

election officials

In some quarters, Florida has become
the laughingstock of the nation because of a
delay in counting the votes cast in the Nov.
6 election, long lines at the polls, voter sup-
pression efforts before the election and
because of the memories of the 2000 elec-
However much the state has improved
since those days of hanging chads and pres-
idential futures in the balance, not enough
has been done to assure a fair, accurate and
prompt outcome when our citizens vote. It
was a blessing that this time, at least,
Florida's final vote tally didn't determine
who became president. The rest of the
country moved on without us..
We should not let the blemishes of larger
counties such as Duval and those in South
Florida define us though. Here in Nassau
County, we have a right to be proud.
Our Nassau County Supervisor of
Elections Vicki Cannon and her staff are
just what we want fair, accurate and effi-
ciqet, pur.yt9 {alliesyi'e9 huntedd by just
after 8 p.m. on Election Day, barely an hour
after polls closed. Early and absentee voting
went smoothly, and we heard no complaints
of overly long lines or shenanigans on
Election Day.
We are admittedly a much smaller coun-
ty than those that persistently cause the
state trouble Duval, Palm, Dade and
Broward. But we also are, frankly, better at
That is to the credit of Cannon and her
staff, who work long and hard and deserve
our thanks for their labors.
Nothing so large as this endeavor goes
without hitches, but the local ones were few
and minor. For that, we are thankful.
As all Nassau County voters should be.


Pasta for Paws
Saturday, Nov. 3 brought out the pasta
lovers, animal supporters and the bargain
hunters to Nassau HuTnane Society's 8th annu-
al Pasta for Paws event at the Atlantic
Recreation Center. It's where neighbors and
friends and family meet up for a night of great
food and camaraderie, music and shopping.
We served nearly 600 people and raised
money to support the good works of Nassau
Humane Society for our local homeless pets.
We'd like to thank the NHS planning com-
mittee for putting this event together, the
cooks and all of the volunteers who provided
their time to make this event run smoothly and
the businesses who support us each year by
providing items for our silent auction and food
stuffs for the dinner. A very special "thank
you" to Harris Teeter for providing all of the
meat we use for meat sauce and meatballs, and
to Donna Miller for procuring pasta, cheese
and dressing from food distributors who used
to employ her son, Alan Miller, who passed
away suddenly last year. And a big "thank
you" to Gabriel Arnold for providing won-
derful music throughout the night.
This is a labor of love for all of us, but we
couldn't provide these wonderful homeless
pets with a fresh chance for a new home with-
out the incredible support from this commu-
nity. Each year this event grows bigger, bring-
ing in a wonderful mix of local neighbors and
friends. Thankyou for all of your support. I do
believe we will need to find goore chairs for
next year!
Sandy Balzer
Nassau Humane Society

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What is this STEM education we
are hearing so much about? STEM
is an acronym for the fields of study
in science, technology, engineering
and mathematics. STEM initiatives
focus on the perceived lack of qual-
ified candidates for high-tech jobs.
They also favor teaching these sub-
Sjects as an integrated curriculum
instead of in isolation. STEM edu-
cation, along with the arts, will
enable our students to become cre-
ative problem solvers.
As a mathematics teacher and
administrator, I am happy to see
more of a focus on STEM disci-
plines. I am in favor of developing a
STEM workforce for Nassau
County. The Nassau County School
District has participated with the
North East Florida Educational'
Consortium in the development of a
STEM action plan and we are par-
ticipating in the Bridges program
to pilot the integration of STEM,
Common. Core Standards and
teacher evaluations. The goal of the
plan is 'To increase student achieve-
ment through effective integration of
science, technology, engineering
and math in a systemic and collab-
orative effort that develops a high-
ly skilled 21st century workforce."
We are working towards translating.
STEM topics into an interesting and
engaging grade-level-appropriate
We currently have or are plan-
ning in our high schools many pro-
grams designated as STEM pro-
grams by Florida Department of
Education. '(Agritechnology Hil-
liard Middle Senior High;'Biomedi-
cal Sciences West Nassau High;
Building Construction Technology
Hilliard Middle Senior High, West
Nassau High, Yulee High; Drafting
FSCJ Bean Center; Game/Simu-
lation/Animation Programming -
FSCJ Bean Center; Aerospace
STechnologies (planned) Fernan-
dina Beach High). Career and
Profes-sional Academy is also cur-
rently offered for Certified Nursing
Assistant- Fernandina Beach High,
West Nassau High and Yulee High.
Additionally, there are other
Career Technical Education/STEM
programs that are being planned/
projected to be transitioned in the
next four years such as an
Information Technology Academy,
Import/Export Academy, Construc-.
tion Technology Academy, Health
Science Academy, Automotive
Service Technology Academy, Com-
munications Technology Academy,
Solar Energy Academy and
Environmental Horticulture
Academy. ..
At the elementary school level.'
we have Reading Series i ii griatiu, n
with social studies, math and sci-
ence, depending upon the story
selection through all grade levels.
The science series contains a
"career" page at the conclusion of
each unit. For example, if the unit is
a study of Earth strata and fossil for-
mations, the career study is that of
a paleontologist. The list of activi-
ties goes on and on including STEM
based field trips, science night, math'
night, hands on experimentation,
math hands on manipulative and
Marzano strategies to name a few.
The young people of Nassau
County have within their grasp the
opportunity to become superstars
in the global economy. We must con-
tinue to work together to meet the
demand and prepare our students
for the challenges of a technology-
based workforce.
Donna Martin
Nassau County School Board
District 1

Union soldiers
Re: "Union soldiers need help,"
Oct. 26.
I appreciate the concern for the
disturbance of Union soldiers' head-
stones/graves in Bosque Bello
Cemetery. If he had not written this
letter none of us would have known
* pf this disgraceful behavior.
I 'am left with many questions
and I have directed them to the city
manager and the cemetery super-
intendent. Who is responsible? Why
did this happen? What will be done?
Maybe we can all get answers if
an explanation is presented in the
Much gratitude to (the. letter
writer) and other good citizens who
Dene Stovall
Austin, Texas

Another journey
Someone once said that "the only
fault in dogs is that they leave us
too soon." Joe Palmer's column,
"Another journey to Rainbow
Bridge" (Nov. 9) about his story of
his beloved Great Dane, Samson,

exemplifies the heartbreak we feel
when our days with our "best friend"
are numbered.
During the past five years or so,
"Sam" has had the good fortune of
having such a great friend and com-
panion in you, Joe. I can see him
smiling now in full agreement! You
rescued him from the shelter and
gave him the best home he could
possibly imagine. For this he is so
In the coming months as "Sam"
prepares for the road to Rainbow
Bridge, know that he won't be alone
at the end of his journey. Awaiting

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him will be his old pal, "Charlie"
and my old pals, "Jake" and "Leo."
John Hartrich
Amelia Island

In response to the writer who
lamented about the present and
future woes of America, let's take a
closer look. Politically, American
institutions probably have more
accountability and transparency than
ever before. In an increasingly dig-
ital society, it's often more difficult
for politicians to hide their hidden
agendas and transgressions than in
the past of course, this also applies
to emerging nations in the world.
Economically, there exists a seri-
ous gap between the haves and
have-nots, a partial result of the eco-
nomic philosophy that the writer
appears to have supported and, per-
haps, benefited from personally. The
political mantra of the right has been
to resist change, especially when it
threatens to "redistribute earned
wealth" or benefit other groups
besides them. I think guys who com-
plain like this are usually quite well
off. Unfortunately, some don't want
to share the.goods. The loss of "per-
sonal freedom" of the more afflu-
ent segments of society translated
means those of us who have been
the haves may be losing, our grip.
'Phrases like" traditional American
values" and "government intrusion"
may well refer to the continued
desire to maintain power and keep
"those people" out of the loop!
Socially, it is my belief that many
individuals and racial/ethnic popu-
lations are becoming more involved
in our democratic process isn't
that what our collective forefathers
and many religious leaders have
preached for generations? Or per-
haps it is the growing racial and eth-
nic populations that make some of
the old guard fearful afraid that
"those people" are out to take every-
thing that the previous group has
worked for and possessed.
As an older white male, I believe
that we are living in an exciting peri-
od of American history and a further
expressiornof the American dream.
Change is possible in our demo-
cratic state. The growth of an
African-American middle class, the
infusion of a larger Latino influence
on our culture, the momentum of
American women becoming better
educated and contributing to a cul-
turally richer society can be dynam-
ic positives. Of course, change
brings with it challenges, tempo-
rary problem spots and new demo-
graphics. This process can be quite
unsettling, especially to those who
have made the old rules and wor-
ship at the temple of "status quo'"
Hopefully, the process can incorpo-
rate the good of what exists with
the positive strengths of new cul-
tural contributions.
Currently, others and we have
the power to blow most of the world
to hell. While there are those who
consider the term "climate change"
to be unmentionable and even sac-
rilege, there is evidence that you
and I, or our survivors may not have
to worry about the other stuff if we
don't get serious about saving the
planet. This threat ultimately does-
n't choose its victims based on race,
ethnicity or political influence. On
the positive side, the reality of the
common danger of destruction on a
global scale could be a rallying point
for all segments of our society, not
to mention the rest of the planet, to
establish a common goal for sur-
Bob Howat
Fernandina Beach,

Several billion dollars of hot air
gone up into the ozone layer. What
that wouldn't have done for the
school systems, or to aid the folks in
the Northeast ravaged by the storm
Sandy. Did you notice how much
cooler it was the day after election?
The big contributors to the politi-
cians are going to expect a big
return on their investments prompt-
ly, sp the cooperage plants are going
to be real busy turning out pork bar-

rels. The career politicians are head-
ed back to Washington to enhance
their liberal retirements.
My poor ole mute button barely
survived the election. Now that
we're going to have a lefty-on the
mound for another four years, we
need to get ready for those wide
sweeping curves. When released
they appear headed toward the cen-
ter of the plate, but always wind up
wide of the plate, leaving the batter
swinging in futility.'
The national debt is near $16 tril-
lion now, what will it be in four more
years; $20-plus trillion? Greece, here
we come. All the young people who
voted for Obama needed to be learn-
ing how to speaking Chinese.
The Electoral College system
should be abolished. It is outdated.
All voters should be treated alike,
regardless of who they are or what
state they are from.
The one encouraging thing about
the election was the good turnout in
most areas.
The canyon between Congress is
so wide and deep that echoes don't
even make it from one side to the
Talk about election hangover; on
Wednesday morning, my daily news-
paper wasn't delivered and the TV
wouldn't come on.
Just three weeks before election,
gas prices started dropping. Purely
coincidence! I wonder how many
public tax dollars were spent for air-
plane fuel to campaign?
Watching the old movie Grapes
of Wrath this week, I couldn't help
but notice the similarities between
the Dust Bowl era in the Midwest
and today's economic climate.
People without jobs, no money and
being forced out of their homes by
large corporations. When the cat
tractors were pushing the vacated
homes of the poor farmers down, I
looked to see if Wells Fargo was
printed on any of them. They seem
to be auctioning off more than their
share of foreclosures. Their officials
must be riding in gold-plated stage-
coaches. In the 1930s it was large
insurance companies that bought
up all the farmland which had been
foreclosed on. When World War II
started, ending the Depression, they
were able to sell all their land for
many, many times what they paid for
Looking in the rearlview mirror,
if Romney had picked Rubio for his
VP, he might be president-elect
today. I'm not sure what the word
minority means today.
Before the next four years.are
up, most of us will think we are at
the county fail, due to the merry go
round and roller coaster rides.
Those so-called free rides are going
to cost someone. It used to be called
Stanley Bunch
Fernandina Beach

In recent speeches by the top
Republican and President Obama,
there was reference to the "End of
the Great Recession." Really?
John Boehner and President
Obama emphasized the need for a
balanced approach moving forward
or we may end up back in a reces-
sion.'This highlights how out of
touch the upper class and Congress
are with what is left of a redefined
middle class.
If either presidential candidate
had asked their audiences "how
many of you think the recession is
over?" virtually no one would have
raised their hand to say, "We are
out and on the move forward".
Before we look to the president
and Congress to actually do some-
thing, I suggest we at least agree
that our starting point is we are still
in a recession rather than we are
out, OK and may go back into a
SThere are still very few petals
on the rose for a dwindling middle
class and we have not seen anything
tangible to prove we are starting
with a full rose bloom. Let's hope we
can see some early results, not just
marketing speeches.
Paul A. Barnes
Fernandina Beach

Many of you have experienced
the effects of breast cancer through
loved ones. Female breast cancer
is much more common than male
breast cancer. I am living proof that
it can happen. A few Saturdays ago,
while in the shower I felt a slight
pain in my right'breast There was
a hard lump. Monday morning I was
in my doctor's office and by Monday
afternoon I was downtown at the
Hill Breast Clinic. What followed
was a mammogram, ultrasounds
and then biopsy. Soon after that I
was under the knife and my right
breast was removed. The PET scan
showed my body as being clean, but
as a precaution I will have six weeks
of radiation and five years of the
chemo pill.
The point is to check your
breasts when in the shower. I
already have a friend who has done
that and found a small lump. He is
having it checked with the doctor.
When having your physical, have
your doctor check your breasts.
What most do now is use the stetho-
scope and feel around the abdomen
for possible hernia. Have them
check your breasts! Don't be so
"macho" as to not have your breasts
checked. It is rare, but it does hap-
James Grethe
Amelia Island

Veterans Dayparade
I enjoyed the pictures of the peo-
ple who attended the Veterans Day
parade (Nov. 14) but I guess we just
have to .take your word for it that
there was a parade. You printed no
pictures of the parade nor any pic-
tures of a veteran. Are we really sure
you were there or just stopped by for
a photo op? I saw quite a few veter-
ans along the street and we all had
a good time. Too bad you could not
take one photo of someone who
served their country. The only thing
that veterans ask is not to be for-
,gotten. I'm a proud Vietnam veteran,
U.S. Army, sergeant, 1968-1971.
Thanks for printing this as a salute
to all my veteran brothers and sis-
Mike Lion
Fernandina Beach

The Nov. 9 issue had an unau-
thored article, "Care Spot opens in
Yulee". Interesting that there was
no mention that it was formerly
known as Solantic and owned by
Gov. Rick Scott. The same Rick Scott
that was CEO of Columbia/HCA, a
company that admitted to 14 felonies
involving Medicare, Medicaid, kick-
backs to doctors, hospitals, phar-
maceutical companies and so much
more. CEO Rick Scott took the Fifth
Amendment about 70 times to avoid
prosecution. Gov. Scott put Solantic
in his wife's name after he was elect-
ed. The federal government col-
lected about $1.7 billion of the
approximately $3 billion in HCA
Scott has appointed Winston
Haydon as CEO of CareSpot. Mr.
Haydon has a background in insur-
ance and banking. Now that could-
n't possibly go wrong, could it? I
suppose the governor will see a gold
mine of profits if he can block the
Affordable Healthcare Act in
Florida. As usual, the News-Leader
gives half the facts when there are
serious questions to be answered
about this or any other Republican
Randall Guess
Fernandina Beach

Mr. John) Cascone stated in the
last paragraph of his letter ("City
election," Nov. 14)' that the
people have spoken in regards to
Tim Poynter, so why did he feel
that it was necessary for him to
speak at this stage? Where is his
Ruth Carter
Fernandina Beach

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Giulia has a Nassau County library card -
do you? In celebration of National Library
Card Month, Giulia's parents, Angela and
Alessandro, brought her to the Fernandina
Beach branch in order to get her first
library card. As new parents they under-
stand the importance of reading to Giulia
and the value of a library card. From the
library they can check out children's books,
music, audio books, DVDs and e-books.
With a library card, they can search data-
bases full of current, legitimate information
on a variety of topics such as parenting,
health, child development, current events,
gardening, home improvements, art, histo-
ry, science, hobbies and many more sub-
jects of interest. The library offers Time for
Tots and other family programs throughout
the year. Visit the library website at
www.nassaureads.com for information.


Zoo needs


For the News-Leader

The Instrument Zoo is
seeking volunteer support.
Just what in the world is the
Instrument Zoo? It is a pro-
gram sponsored by the
Amelia Residents In Action
for the Symphony (ARIAS),
which takes 40 instruments
into the fourth grades in all
Nassau Count schools.
Each student has hands-on
fun and instruction about
each instrument, hopefully.
planting a seed in each child
for taking advantage of music
education opportunities and
an appreciation of music.
The program is staffed by
volunteers on mornings
scheduled during January and
February, a short commit-
ment for busy people. They
welcome both men and
women currently there are
10 married couples with the
group. Organizers would
hope that each committed vol-
unteer would give six morn-
ings over the two months, but
they are negotiable. You do
not need to know how to play
an instrument an all-you-
need-to-know, handS-on work-
,hp v.ill bhe held in early
If you like children and
would like to contribute a little
of your time to making a life-
long difference in the lives of
more than 850 nine-year-olds,
please call to join the family of
volunteers. Youll be glad you
did, and so will ARIAS.


Play duplicate bridge on
Wednesday at 1 p.m. (except
the first Wednesday of he
month) at the Woman's Club,
201 Jean LaFitte'Ave.
The games are sanctioned
by American Contract Bridge
League and use Bridgemates,
electronic round clock, new
bidding boxes and cards and
have hand records. Cost is
$6/person. Contact Fred
Stokes at (912) 576-8296 or
Join other players
Thursday at 9 am. at the
Peck Center for friendly
game of duplicate bridge.
Bring your own partner or
they will find one for you.
For information call 261-

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Members of Osprey
Village enjoyed the
Second Annual Casino
Night recently and had a
blast playing at seven
gaming tables including
Black Jack, Roulette,
Craps and Texas
Hold'Em. Prizes were
awarded .to the top win-
Above, the Ehrman
family plays at the Black
Jack table. Righr. Hill
and Claire almond
enjoy a game of Texas
Hold'Em. Below, Donna
Winsemann and Caroline
Morse play Roulette .

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Food giveaway
Eagle Scout Jonathan
Tremel held a food drive last
week. Today at 5 p.m. at the
Fernandina Beach Church of
Christ, 1005 Sbuth 14th St.,
Tremel and his fellow Scouts
will provide free turkeys,
stuffing, mashed potatoes and
many other items associated
with a good Thanksgiving
dinner to any family in need.

Free Thanksgiving
A free Thanksgiving Day
meal will be served Nov. 22
from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the
Fellowship Hall at St. Marys

United Methodist Church, 106
East Conyers St., St. Marys,
Invited are those finding it
financially difficult to have
their own family meal and
those simply having no one in
the area to share a meal with.
Anyone who might, other-
wise, not celebrate no matter
the reason is welcome to
enjoy a traditional feast in the
fellowship of others. Young
families, single soldiers and
elderly residents are particu-
larly encouraged to partake.
An RSVP is not required for
the Thanksgiving Day meal
but is appreciated. Call (912)
882-5505, ext. 4, or email
smumc@stmar ysumc.org.


Last weekend Joy to the Children had a great time at the
downtown Fernandina Beach farmers market where they
signed uip volunteers for future events, accepted dona-
tions and spread the news about all of Joy to the
Children's services. For more information abofit volun-
teering and making donations, visit www.joytothechil-
dren.org or like them on Facebook.
Above, Santa (aka Dan Morris) takes time out to chat
with some children at the market.

JOYtothe Children
JOY to the Children is
gearing up for its annual
Christmas Day celebration
Sfor Nassau County's under-
privileged children and their
fa n -iilib s If y .-.1.1 h ';: lh .
opportunity to give of your
time or money this year, con-
tact JOY at info@joytothechil-
dren.org or visit www.joy-
tothechildren.org. Like the
Facebook page at www.face-
Upcoming volunteer
events include'shopping for
toys Dec. 2 at 5 p.m., with toy
loading and transport at 6:30
p.m., at Walmart Supercenter
in Yulee; clothes shopping
from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 4 at
the Walmart Supercenter,
with transport at 1 p.m.; gift
transport from 2-6 p.m. Dec.
21; orientation at 9 a.m. at
'Yulee'High School, with gift
wrapping starting at 10 a.m.;
food pickup and transport the.
afternoon of Dec. 24; and
kitchen prep at 9:30 a.m. Dec.
25, with the event from 11
a.m.-3 p.m., followed by
Food donations
Start the holiday season in
a meaningful way by making
a donation to a local food
pantry to ensure that some-
one in need this holiday sea-
son will not go hungry.
Because of generous food
donations mqde by residents,
and food drives coordinated
by private and public entities,
the Barnabas pantry distrib-
utes close to 100,000 pounds
of food each year to individu-
als and families in need in
Nassau County.
To make a donation of
food, money or time to the
Barnabas Food Pantry, 11
South 11th St, Fernandina
Beach, call 261-7000, ext. 107,
or e-mail
Hope for Holidays
Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida holds
"Hope for the Holidays" work-
shops for families, friends and
caregivers who have experi-
enced the death of a loved
one to help them reflect on
their loss, cope with grief
reactions and restore a sense
of hope for the upcoming sea-
Community Hospice
bereavement counselors will
present information about
ways to cope with grief dur-
ing the holiday season to help
attendees determine what is

right for themselves and their
, families. They will learn how
to refocus energy on positive
activities that honor and
remember their loved ones.
A workshop, free and open
to the public, will be held.
from 11 a.m.-12:30 p:.tD iDe::
8 in the board room at Baptist
Medical Center Nassau, 1250
South 18th St., Fernandina
,Beach. Reserve a space by
calling (904) 407-7001.
Shop with Cops
The eighth annual Shop
With Cops for underprivi-
leged children takes place
Dec. 12. Children ages 1-11
are selected by local elemen-
tary school counselors to par-
ticipate in the Christmas
shopping 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.
NAMI shoe party
Every Christmas Nassau
NAMI hosts a Christmas
Shoe party for the residents
of a local assisted living facili-
ty that houses adults with a
chronic mental health diagno-
sis. NAMI provides food, toi-
letries and Velcro tennis
The Velcro shoes are
important because the resi-
dents are often hospitalized in
an effort to remain stable,
and their shoelaces are con-
fiscated 'as a safety measure.
'The hospitals do not return
the laces and the residents
lack funds to replace them.
Each year NAMI provides a
pair of Velcro tennis shoes to
dach resident to eliminate the
problem of missing laces and
to ensure they have a com-
fortable and safe pair of
There are 116 residents at
the facility and the cost of the
shoes has increased.
Donations to help fund the
shoes are greatly appreciated.
Send them to Nassau NAMI,
PO. Box 15816, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32035. Call 277-

Deadline for wedding information and photos Is 3 p.m. Tuesday prior
to publication Friday. Call the News-Leader at 261-3696 for Information.


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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16. 2012 NEWS News-Leader


This was written by Garrett
Pelican of the News-Leader from
oral and written reports by the
Nassau County Sheriffs Office,
the city of Fernandina Beach
Police Department and other
agencies. Arrest indicates suspi-
cion of a crime, not guilt.
Anyone with information
about criminal activity can con-
tact the Fernandina Beach Police
Department at 277-7342 or the
Nassau County Sheriffs Office
anonymously by calling 225-0147
in Yulee and Fernandina Beach
or 879-2136 in Callahan,
Hilliard andBryceville. The "We
Tip"program 1-800-78CRIME
- also allows callers to leave
anonymous tips.
Police are seeking leads on
the culprit behind an armed rob-
bery after a masked gunman
shot at a clerk while trying to
rob a Yulee gas station a week
It's the second armed rob-
bery of a gas station in the past
two weeks, after a masked gun-
man held up a Kangaroo
Express in Callahan Oct. 31,
police said.
Witnesses told police that a
masked man brandishing a
short barrel shotgun entered
the business about 10:30 p.m.
Nov. 5, according to a police

report. When the clerk fled out
a side door of the Stateline Shell
station on US 17 North, near
the Georgia border, the gun-
man left the store and fired at
him before fleeing south on foot
toward a nearby hotel, the
report stated.
Surveillance footage
revealed the gunman to be a
white male in a black hooded
sweatshirt and camouflage
pants, the report said. Police
said the footage showed him
propping open the door as he
entered, pointing his gun at the
clerk initially, and leaving the
store and firing at the clerk
when he fled.
On scene, investigators
found a handheld radio they
believe the suspect may have
used to communicate with an
accomplice or driver during the
attempted robbery, the report
said. A piece of shotgun
wadding was found nearby.
Credit card theft
A Fernandina Beach man
who police say used stolen cred-
it cards at local businesses has
been arrested and charged with.
fraudulent use of a credit card,
according to a release from the-
Fernandina Beach Police.
Police ChiefJim Hurley said
34-year-old Jason King was
arrested Nov. 9 and confessed

in a police interview to using
the stolen cards. Using surveil-
lance footage from the busi-
nesses, investigators had iden-
tified King, whose middle name
and address were not listed, as
the man charging his purchas-
es to credit cards left in a purse
at the island Walmtrt the day
before, the press release stat-
King, who is also suspected
in a string of thefts and car bur-
glaries, remains at Nassau
County Jail on a "no bond" war-
rant, the release said. Additional
charges are pending.
A Hilliard man who police
stopped for driving erratically
on northbound US 1 in Callahan
was arrested on drug charges
after a search of his car revealed
a case of prescription pills,
according to a report.
About 11 a.m. on Nov. 7, a
Nassau County Sheriff's deputy
pulled over the vehicle near
US 1 and McKendree Drive
after watching it weave several
Police said the driver, later
identified as Thomas Eric
Brown, had watery eyes and
slurred speech. He was placed
under arrest on suspicion of'
driving under the influence after
performing' poorly on field

sobriety tests, the report stated.
Brown, 51, initially told
police he had not taken any
medication, but later allegedly
said he had taken one Percocet,
a narcotic pain reliever, the
report said. During an invento-
ry of his car, police found a pur-
ple case on the passenger floor-
board containing six blue pills,
identified later as the narcotic
anti-anxiety drug Xanax. Police
said Brown denied the pills
were his.
Brown, of 37336 South Oak
St., is charged with possession
of a controlled substance with-
out a prescription, and driving
under the influence of drugs.
Grease bandits
Think you cad steal grease
from local restaurants and get
away with it? Fat chance.
Two Jacksonville men were
arrested after police spotted the
pair siphoning cooking grease
from The Surf restaurant on
South Fletcher Avenue in
Fernandina Beach, according
to a police report. Thefts of
cooking fat had been circulated
in recent police bulletins.
About 4 a.m. Nov. 7, an offi-
cer saw an unmarked utility
truck parked behind ie restau-
rant and watched as a pair of
men, later identified as Guo
Feng Lin and Meixin Li, got in

and left, police said. The offi-
cer noticed a large pool of
grease on the ground where
the truck had been parked and
stopped the vehicle in a Sadler
Road parking lot, the report stat-
Li, 40, allowed the officer to
inspect the truck's cargo area,
where he found four large plas-
tic containers, one of them filled
with roughly 175 gallons of a
dark liquid suspected to be
grease, the report said.
Li and. Lin, 38, told police
they were private contractors
collecting grease from
Northeast Florida restaurants,
but did not have permission
from the businesses to remove
it, police said.
A search of the vehicle
uncovered a GPS, a crowbar, a
screwdriver and a box cutter,
tools police say are commonly
used in burglaries.
Li and Lin, both of Jackson-
ville, were arrested and charged
with felony counts of burglary,
theft and possessing burglary
Felony arrests
Dawn Elizabeth Dittman,
40, 86100 Ron Nelson Road,
Yulee, Nov. 8, Nassau County
warrant, burglary, grand theft,
bond $35,000.
Tracie Elizabeth Cabal-

lero, 36, Margate, Nov. 8,
Nassau County warrant, grand
theft, no bond.
Johnny' Fo'real Jacob
Smith, 21, Jacksonville, Nov. 7,
burglary to a structure, grand
theft, bond $150,000.
James Ronald Herndon,
53, 85032 Lonnie Crews Road,
Fernandina Beach, Nov. 7, salc
of marijuana, possession of mar-
Avery Lenell Parrish, 41,
86185 Pinewood Drive, Yulee,
Nov. 7, aggravated assault with
a deadly weapon, armed tres-
passing, criminal mischief, dis-
orderly intoxication, bond
Jerrald Javon Owens, 35,
909 South 12th St., Fernandina
Beach, Nov. 6, cruelty toward
child that could result in injury,
resisting officer without vio-
-lence, driving while license sus-
.pended or revoked with knowl-
Randall Michael Edwin
Gordon, 21, Lawtey, Nov. 5, sale
of cocaine, bond $25,000.
Charles Daniel Parker, 31,
85115 Haddock Road, Yulee,
Nov. 1, aggravated assault with
a deadly weapon without intent
to kill, battery, contempt of'
court violation of injunction
of protection against domestic

Crenshaw honors veterans

from Northeast Florida

sman Ander Crenshaw formal-
ly honored 96 Northeast Florida
veterans during his llth annu-
al Congressional Special Veter-
ans Recognition Ceremony Nov.
8 at the Naval Air Station
Jacksonville Officer's Club.
The 2012 ceremony recog-
nized the contributions of vet-
erans who served in Operation
Desert Shield and/or Desert
Storm with all honorees previ-
ously receiving the South-
west Asia Service Medal.
Crenshaw, joined by Vice
Admiral and Chief of Naval
Personnel Scott Van Buskirk,
presented each veteran with the
2012 Veterans Special
Recognition Certificate at the
event which included a reading
of Old Glory, a g1-gun salute
and th.e p.llayingof taps., .,,.
A member of the House

Defense Appropriations Sub-
committee, Crenshaw has host-
ed 11 Special Veterans
Recognition Ceremonies
since 2001, honoring more than
2,000 Northeast Florida veter-
"Let us never forget that our
nation's greatness is drawn
from the blood and sacrifices
of honorable and courageous
men and women," Crenshaw
said. "I thank each of our hon-
orees for standing in the face of
incredible danger and hardship
and give them my deep appre-
"While every veteran hon-
ored this year may not be here
in person, he or she has a valu-
able story to share about their
contribution to our nation. We
shine a bright light on their
service ,ap.d,,frmally thank
them today and every day."




All Fresh and Home-made

Delicious gourmet southern cooking...

From our kitchen to your table

Full Serving serves Twelve. Half Serving serves Six

Traditional Stuffing with Pecans. .... 20.95
Apples & Sausage
Traditional Cornbread Stulling ...... ....... .. 18.95
Wild Rice Dressing with Fresh I-r bs. .. .... $18.95
Pecans and Cranberries
Roasted Autumn Vegetables . ....... 522.95
with Garlic Burrer
Orange Ginge(Glaced Bhab Carrots .. $1.95
Creamed Corn Casserule ............... ....18.95
Greens Beans with Almonds .............$16.95
Green Bean Casserole with Fried On.ns .. ... $20.95
Braised Collard Greens with Bacon ... $1895
Smashed Sweet Potatoes ..... ... ... .... $18.95
with Brown Sugar Butter
Garlic Mashed Potatoes ith Grwi' .. . ....$18.95
Yellow Squash Casserole.:.. . . $18.95
Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese ............ $18.95
Field Peas with Okra and Andouuile Sausage ...$20.95
Broccoli Salad with Apples ......... .... 16.95
Cranberries & Red Onions
Fresh-made Cranberrn Sauce- Pt. ...........$12.95

Full Serving/Half Serving
Pre Carved Honey Glazed Ham .......6.75 per Pound
Pre-Carved Turkey Breast with Gravy .6.75 per found
Shrimp and Grits Casserole ........................ $30.95
Beef and Bacbn Meatloaf with Tomato Glaze ... 30.1.5

Cinnamon Apple Cobbler ......................... $15 95
Pumpkin Pie ................................... ... $15.95
Sweet Potato Pie ....... ..... ... . ........... .... 15.95

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Burterm ilk Biscuits ........... ..... .. ............. 511
Skillet Cornbread ....................... ........ ....- $11.'5

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Dining Room will be closed Thursday. November 22nd in observance of Thanksgiving
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16.2012 News-Leader

Open house at'The Barn in Yulee'
"The Barn in Yulee Nancy Van Drie reopened the craflers' work including hand- ing the community at their
Antiques & Uniques," 850918 former "Antique Barn" as "The thrown pottery, repurposed open house on Saturday from
US 17 in Yulee, will host an Barn in Yulee" loaded with furniture, candles, blankets, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Their inventory
open house on Saturday from antiques and unique on con- tote bags and much more. of antiques changes all the
11 a.m.-2 p.m. featuring free signment from varied vendors. Coming soon they also will time. Business hours are 10
coffee, cider, donuts, cinnamon The have the old and the new be hosting "(pen Mic" nights a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through
rolls, pumpkin bread and live and everything in between, featuring family friendly local Saturday. Look for them on
music. In addition to antiques, they entertainers. Facebook as "The Barn in
In September, Kurt and also feature a variety of local They look forward to meet- Yulee."


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Rebecca Jordi, County Extension director/horticulture agent (back to camera) instructs a participant in her
pruning class on the importance of identifying and eliminating circling roots of a new tree, prior to planting. The
class used,both crape myrtle and live oak trees to illustrate best practices of tree planting.
On Monday, Jordi will conduct a Plant Clinic from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Yulee Extension Office, A1A and
Pages Dairy Road. All county residents are invited to bring plant samples showing problems in their landscapes.
Problems will be identified and solutions offered for correction. There is no fee for this service. No Plant Clinic
will be held in December. For information call (904) 879-1019. Master Gardeners are on phone duty Fridays, at

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Keep Nassau Beautiful,
Inc., announces its Holiday
Poinsettias fundraiser. Plants
are $10, with a portion of the
proceeds going to support
KNB's beautification and edu-
cation projects. The poinset-
tias are florist quality plants in
6 1/2-inch containers. Order
until Nov. 21. Colors include
red, pink, white, marble (pink
with white), and jingle bells
(red with white).
Orders will be available for
pick-up early in December. To
place an order, phone the
Keep Nassau Beautiful office
at 261-0165 or 1-800-977-0162.
Farmers markets
Joseph Powers has joined
the Amelia Farmers Market
as a new vendor featuring per-
fect for the cool season gour-
met soups and sauces. Each
week, shoppers can enjoy dif-
ferent soups including Sweet
Corn & Crab Chowder Soup,
Shrimp Bisque and Tomato
Basil Soup, all made with the
freshest ingredients and
unique recipes by Joseph.
With more than 18 years in
the restaurant business, from
fisherman to chef and restau-
rant owner to caterer, Joseph ..
also offers red sauces includ-
ing marinara, puttanesaca, fra-
diavolo and vodka, perfect for
fish, chicken and pasta.
Samples will be available. Also
at the market Nov. 17 will be
all the regular vendors as well
as Deep Roots All-Grass Fed
Beef, Doug's Wild Alaska
Salmon, Cohen's Pecans,
Batch 501, Gabriela's Tama-
les, PC. Fresh Herbs and
Clean Ridge Soaps. Sign up
for the Newsletter at www.
The 10-year-old award-win-
ning Amelia Farmers Market.
is open every Saturday from 9
a.m.-1 p.m. at the Shops of
Omni Amelia Island Planta-
tion. Mingle with local farm-
ers and business owners while
shopping for farm-direct fruits
and vegetables harvested just
before market day as well as a
variety of organic products
and specialty foods. Also dis-
cover gourmet baked goods
and prepared foods such as
jellies,T,-lirh.-A 'and mari-
nades. The market is also the
perfect.location to choose
from a wide variety of plants
and flowers. No pets, please.
Call 491-4872 or visit www.
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Fernandina'Beach has a
fabulous farmers market locat-
ed on North Seventh Street
downtown, where nearly 40
vendors bring their fresh pro-
duce, meats, cheeses, baked
delights, natural soaps, honey,
jams, soy candles and more
each Saturday.
With Thanksgiving just
around the corner, Lulu's at
the Thompson House will be
introducing a delicious pimen-
to cheese spread, a perfect
appetizer to serve during the
football games. For something
different, try Joy of Garlic's
Artichoke Salad, Roasted
Eggplant or Chipotle Garlic
Spread. For something
unique, Shepperd's Farm
offers award-winning jams
and their Raspberry or
Blueberry Jalapeno spreads
are conversation starters.
Also, check out the fresh
lima beans and corn found at
Boatright's farm so you can
make your own fresh succo-
tash, and Reed's Groves is
bringing fresh pecans for your
homemade pie. This is also'
the last weekend to order a
traditional holiday dinner
from My Personal Chef.
Join the market each
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Call 557-8229 for more infor-
mation or visit Amelialsland

Bird dub
The Nassau County Bird
Club will meet Nov. 17 at 8
a.m., rain or shine, at Little
Talbot Island State Park.
Entrance fee is $5 per car up
to 8 people. Members will bird
the beach and the maritime
forest, great for observing
migratory and resident shore-
birds. The beach is accessed
via boardwalks that cross
sand dunes, swales and
coastal strand, which provide
habitats for gopher tortoises,
cotton rats, bobcats and
numerous salt tolerant plants,
such as railroad vine, beach
morning glory and sea oats.
Wear layered clothing and
bring binoculars, field guide,
bug juice, sunscreen, rain
gear and water. For informa-
tion call Carol Wyatt at 261-
9272 or email carolinewgw@
Arboretum day
To celebrate the four-year
anniversary of its grand open-
ing, the Jacksonville
Arboretum & Gardens in East
Arlington will host Much Ado
about Nature, a family friendly
event, on Nov. 17 from 9 a.m.-
1 p.m.
Activities will include a
Bees and Beekeeping lecture
with the Arboretum's bee-
keeper, Tony Hogg; All about
Wildflowers lecture with
Terry Zinn of Wildflowers of
Florida; Owl Encounter by
Lesley Royce, featuring
Merlin the barred owl; dis-
plays by Duval Audubon
Society & Tree Hill Nature
,Center; guided nature walks
along the Arboretum's trails.
Arboretum memberships,
wildflower seeds, honey, hive
products, T-shirts and other
merchandise will be available.
The event is free to members
and children under 18 and $5
for non-member adults. All
children (under 18) must be
accompanied by an adult. No
dogs, please. Visit.jacksonvil-
Animal signs
Join a park ranger for a
presentation and leisurely
guided hike through different
Florida ecosystems, on a quest
to characterize gack~ lefl by
ah assortment of critters on
Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Ribault
Club on Fort George Island
Cultural State Park. No reser-
vations are necessaryand the
program is free. For informa-
tion contact the Talbot Islands
Ranger Station at (904) 251-
Beach walk
Join Walkin' Nassau for
"Walkin' on the Beach" on
Nov. 20 at 5 p.m. at Seaside
Beach (near Slider's, off
South Fletcher Avenue). Note,
the fun walk is an hour earlier
due to daylight availability.
Walking is fiee and everyone
is welcome. Dinner at Slider's
will follow for anyone interest-
ed. Please RSVP to Jane
Bailey at dnjbailey@mind-
spring.com or 261-9884 if you
plan to have dinner so they
can reserve space.
Bee's Knees event
The Ribault Club'at 11241
Ft. George Road in
Jacksonville will host the first
annual Bee's Knees Under the
Trees from 10:30 a.m.-4:30
pm. Nov. 25. Enjoy the care-
free days of the "Roaring '20s"
at the Ribault Clubhouse and
learn how you can become a
member of the Friends of
Talbot Islands State Parks.
The day will feature period
music and dancing, lawn bowl-
ing, badminton, croquet,
1920's costumes, vintage cars
and more at the club built in
1928. This event is free and
open to the public. For infor-
mation call (904) 251-2320.


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Yulee's Randy Clark, left, and.Jamal Benjamin battle a Bishop Snyder player Tuesday night in the opener of a preseason basketball tournament
at Fernandina-~3BachiHIigh School. Snyder edged Yulee 39-36. Clark led the Yulee Hornetswith 12 points. In the nightcap, the FBHS Pirates
walloped Keystone Heights 55-20. Games continued Thursday night. The regular season tips off next week. Schedules, 13A.

Emanuel Brown,with a rebound for the Pirates, above left, and Jared Pauls with a layup, above center. Yulee's Conner Wetmore with a jump-
shot, above right. Teammates Dustin Weatherly and Elijah Babbs. surround a Bishop Snyder player, below left. Jake Powell shoots for Yulee,
below right.

Season openers Tuesday; both teams travel

The FBHS Piratesjumped
out to a 14-12 first-quarter
lead and never looked back
Tuesday night, outscoring
K~rstone Heights 19-6 in the .
second and 15-5 in the third .;
in the 55-20 victory. The
Pirates shot 80 percent from
the free-throw line.
Mack Casey led FBHS '
with 17 points, two rebounds \",
and two assists..Aaron Weihe .
scored nine points to go along
with three rebounds, two 1
assists and five steals. Pauls
scored eight points and had
two rebounds and an assist.
Alex Brown had seven .
The Pirates.open the regu-
lar season Tuesday at Cam-
den County. The varsity plays
at 7 p.m. FBHS's home open-
er is Nov. 24, the Saturday
after Thanksgiving, against
Bartram Trail. The junior var-
sity plays at 11 a.m. and the
varsity till is at 12:30 p.m.
Yulee plays tonight in the
Above the Rim Preseason U
Classic. The Hornets open .
the regular season Tuesday '
at Bolles at 7:30 p.m. Junior -
varsity plays at 6 p.m. ..



at home


The Hornets enter the
postseason tonight as they
host Taylor County out of
-Perry in a District 2-4A quar-
terfinal matchup at 7:30 p.m.
Yulee High School senior
running back is just 102 yards
Sshy of the 11,232 national
career rushing record.
"We all know that the
record is close," said Bobby
Ramsay, head football coach
at Yulee High School. "As a
tI s. iwe are focusing on the
,game, but, sure, we know he
is cl i..-. A reporter told me it
is the career base hits record
of high school football, mak-
irny a c .nTail .; .n Ithink
ihal'- a great compliment and
thatthe record has stood
almost 60 years."
S3The Hor'nets (7-3) are
:rumin g, ff a 56-6 rout of host
1-lamill. .' County. Henry, who
,'played just midway through
the-third quarter, racked up
'411 yards on just 21 carries
and scored six times.
Yulee advanced to the
state playoffs as the District
2-4A champion.
The Fernandina Beach
High School Pirates lost 33-10
in the regular season finale
last week to end their season
at 2-8.
"Another tough loss," said
Travis Hodge, head football
coach at FBHS.
Cole Willis connected with
Hunter Ttzke on a six-yard
touchdown pass to event the
score at 7-7.
"On the I;.: t;ffi DevoTi
Lendry kicked a great onside
that we recovered and we
ended that possession with
Lendry making a 24-yard field
goal to put us up 10-7," Hodge
said. "Then in the second half
we just couldn't keep it
"It's been a rough year,
when you look at the win-loss
column, but this team has
really dealt with a lot off-the-
field and on-field I'm very
proud of our effort and our
fight to keep battling. I don't
think we ever ever quit and
these young men were there
for each other when some of
our players were really deal-
ing with some tough, tough
"We're on the right track.
It was really a year where 3-5
games came down to 2-3
plays and we just have to
learn to make those plays. We
all have to continue to get bet-
ter; that starts with me."


Lady Pirates

blank Raines

Vikings 8-0
The Fernandina Beach
High School Lady Pirates
shut out Raines High School
8-0 Tuesday night in their
first home game of the sea-
The girls played a strong
offensive game with 30 shots
on goal. Scoring for the Lady
Pirates were Taylor Kinsley,
Ashley Kinsley, Amy Strozih-
sky, Teddi ILesoine, Anna
Bridwell, Hannah Alderson,
Crissy Sayre and Emily
Wilson. Ashley Kinsley also
had two assists.
Defensively, the girls shut
down the Vikings, preventing
them from taking any shots
on goal.
The Lady Pirates lost to'
Stanton Prep 7-0 Nov. 9. After
a rough first half, in which
the Blue Devils scored five
goals, the Lady Pirates were
able to hold them to just two
goals in the second half.
Wilson had 17 saves for
the Pirates.
The FBHIS boys and girls

host Yulee Nov. 27 for pink-
out matches to benefit breast
cancer awareness. The girls
play at 5:30 p.m.; the boys
play at 7:20 p.m.



FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 16. 2012 SPORTS News-Leader


The Amelia Island Youth Soccer U14 girls were undefeated this year. The team
includes Shelby Bradley, Anna Arato,Katherine Doss, Ashley Herrera, Andie Parker,
Anna Zimmerman, Kaylee Stuck, Jessica Bradley, Emma Smith, Kristina Thompson,
Emma Johnson, Mia Martinez, Maya Hernandez, Riley Hammett, Madeline Rowland
and Dynast Burchett with coaches Sunny Sprung, Steve Doss and Rick Hammett. The
girls defeated Jacksonville FC 6-0 in the season finale Saturday. Bradley, Burchett,
Thompson, Arato, Stuck and Hammett scored the goals. Amelia Island Youth Soccer
has been chosen to host the District Commissioner's Cup for the second straight year.
The event will be held Saturday and Sunday. The AIYS U14 girls, who won the tourna-
ment last year 'are the only local players competing this weekend. They play at 8:30
a.m. and 3:36p.m. both days. The U14 boys tied Golden Isles 1-1 in their season
finale Saturday. Tingle scored the lone goal.


The Amelia Island Club's mixed team tennis event was held Saturday. Twenty-four
members participated. Teams consisting of two women and two men played a series of
men's, women's and mixed doubles. The winning team included, from left, Jay
Franklin, Joanna Kennard, captain Cecy Koppel and Lee Kaufman. The Amelia Island
Club is a member-owned private club with 1,390 resident and non-resident members.
It offers its members a full range of facilities, including the'Tom Fazio-designed Long
Point golf course, tennis, fitness and the beachfront Ocean Clubhouse. For informa-
tion visit www.ameliaislandclub.com.

raft expanding tennis facility

To meet the needs of a broader tennis
membership, two lighted clay courts are being
added by Kraft Tennis Partners to the Kraft
Athletic Club recreational facility on
Buccaneer Trail.
The courts are projected to open in the
spring. With this new construction, member-
ship will be expanded.
On Jan. 11, 2009, a new tennis club with
five har-tru courts opened on Amelia Island..
Beginning with 110 members, Kraft Tennis
Partners, in partnership with Kraft Athletic
Club, was created,.built and operated by the
Currently, KTP'S membership includes 155
people of various age groups and ability levels.
KTP offers many opportunities for tennis play-
ers' participation -community outreach pro-
grams such as USTA QuickStart 10-and-nder,
fundraiser events for a local food bank and
Yulee Youth Tennis Programs, plus men's and
women's league team play.
Membership openings for the KTP expan-
sion are limited. Anyone interested in mem-
bership information should contact Bo
McCollum at 321-2233 or email

Members of the Kraft Tennis Club, from
left, include Karen Goertler, Peggy Mathe
and Sue Ragan.

ktpboard@gmail.com. Visit the website at




Varsity Football

Boys Basketball
v. 20 atCamden 530/7
ov 24 BARTRAMTRAIL 11/12:30
ov. 27 at Hilliard 6/7:30
ov. 29' at Wolfson 530/7
c. 4 TRINITY 6/7:30
ec. 8 BISHOP KENNY 6/7:30
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ec.14 TERRY PARKER 6/7:30
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Nov 16 OAKLEAF 5:30/7:20
Nov. 27 YULEE" 7:20
Nov. 28 BOLLES 5:30/7.20
Nov 29 at West Nassau" 7:20
Dec. 4 at Keystone Heights 7:00
Dec. 5 at Episcopal 5:30/7:20
Dec 6 WEST NASSAU* 7:20
Dec. 10 NEASE 5:30/7'20
Dec. 12 BISHOP KENNY 5:30/7:20
Dec. 17 at Yulee" 7:20
Dec. 18 at Raines' 7:20
Jan. 9 RIDGEVIEW 5.3f7:20
Jan.11 atPaxon 5:30/7:20
Jan. 12 Episcopal JV toumey TBA
Jan. 14 at Providence 5:30/7:20
Jan.15 atWolfsona 5:307:20
Jan. 17 TERRY PARKER 6:00
Jan. 21-25 Distrct 3-2A at West Nassau
Girls Soccer
Nov 27 YULEE' 5:30
Nov. 29 at West Nassau' 5:30
Nov 30 BISHOP KENNY 6:00
Dec. 3 RIBAULT" 5:30
Dec. 6 WEST NASSAU' 5:30
Dec. 13 CHRISTCHURCH" 6:00
Dec 17 atYulee' 5:30
Dec 18 at Raines' 530
Jan. 8 at University Christian 6.00
Jan. 10 at St Augustine 6:00

Jan. 14 DISTRICT 3-2Aquarterfinal
Jan. 15 DISTRICT 3-2A semifinal
Jan. 17 DISTRICT 3-2Achamp. 6.00
SDistrict Senior night
Girls Basketball
Nov. 16 PONTE VEDRA 6/7.30
Nov. 19 ORANGE PARK 6/7:30
Nov. 20 at Stanton .5:30/7
Nov. 27 at St. Joseph 6-00
Dec. 6 YULEE' 6:00
Dec.10 CAMDEN COUNTY 6/7:30
Dec. 13 at West Nassau' 6/7:30
Dec. 18 atGlynnAcademy 6/7:30
Jan. 3 STANTON 6/7:30
Jan. 8 at Bishop Snyder 6:00
Jan. 10 BALDWIN 6/730
Jan.11 atYulee' 6:00
Jan. 14 EPISCOPAL 6/7:30
Jan. 17 WEST NASSAU' 6/7:30
Jan. 24 at Oakleaf 6/730
Jan.25 atTrinityChristian 6:00
Jan. 29 District 4-4Aat Yulee .TBA
Nov 17 North Florida Duals-Snyder 9am
Nov.27 Yulee Tri-Duals 5:00
Nov. 30-Dec. 1 Episcopal Invite 1200
Dec. 3 Episcopal Duals 6:00
Dec. 11 NASSAU COUNTY 6:00
Jan. 4-5 Terry Parker Duals 4:00
Jan. 9 First Coast Duals 5.00
Jan. 19 WildcatDuals-Kingsland 6:00
Jan. 23 at Fletcher 5:00
Feb. 2 District 3-1A at Episcopal 9am
Feb.8-9 Region 1-1AatBolles 10am
Boys Basketball
Nov. 16 Abovethe Rim preseason 5:00
Nov. 20 at Bolles 4:30/7.30
Nov 27 BALDWIN 6/7:30
Nov 30 FORREST 4:30/7.30
Dec. 4 atTerryParker 6/7.30
Dec. 7 atTrinityChristian 6/7.30
Dec. 11 HILLIARD 6/7'30
Dec. 13 at BaldWn 6/730
Dec. 14 BISHOPSNYDER 6/7:30
Dec. 21 at West Nassau 6/7 30
Dec. 28 J.T Smith at FBHS 730
Dec. 29 J.T Smith at FBHS
Jan. 4 WEST NASSAU 6/7:30
Jan. 8 at Bishop Kenny 6/7.30
Jan. 11 FERNANDINA 4:30/730
Jan. 14 at LUnvemity 6/7:30
Jan. 17 at Ribault 6/7.30
Jan. 18 at Keystone Heights 6/7.30
Jan. 21 MLK Classicat EWCollege
Jan. 22 at Camden 6/7.30
Jan. 25 at Femandina Beach 6/7:30
Jan 28 BOLLES 6/7:30
Jan. 29 at Episcopal 6/730
Jan. 31 UNIVERSITY (seniors) 6/7:30

Feb. 5 District playoff at FBHS
GIrls Soccer
Nov 16 at Ribault
Nov. 26 RAINES
Nov 27 at Femandina Beach
Dec. 3 at Wolfson'
Dec. 4 NEASE .
Dec. 6 at Baldwin
Dec. 14 at Wekiva (Orlando)
Dec. 15 at Edgewater(Orlando)
Dec. 19 WEST NASSAU (seniors)
Jan. 3 at Raines
Jan. 9 at Nease
Jan. 11 t Tnrinity Christian
Jan. 14-18 District at FBHS
Boys Soccer
Nov. 26 RAINES
Nov. 27 at Femandina Beach
Nov 29 at Raines
Dec. 3 at Wolfson
Dec. 6 at Baldwn
Dec.10 at Terry Parker
Jan. 10 at Fleming Island
Jan. 11 atTrinityChristian
Jan 17 at Mandarin Christan
Jan. 14-18 District tournament

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Nov. 20
Nov. 29
Nov, 30
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Dec. 7
Dec 10
Dec. 13
Dec. 14
Dec. 17
Dec. 18
Dec. 28
Dec. 29
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at Femandina Beach
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at Oakleaf
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Cohen tospeakto Gator fans
Gators and 'Noles clash Nov. 24 in Talla-
hassee and local Gator fans are gathering at
O'Kane's Irish Pub, 318 Centre St., from 6-8
p.m. Nov. 20 for dinner and social to welcome
guest speaker Marty Cohen, general manager
and editor of Gator Bait magazine. Dinner and
social begins at 6 p.m. Speaker remarks at 7
Admission is free to Nassau County Gator
Club members; $5 donation for non-club
members. There will be silent auctions, raffles
and more.

Calling all Bulldog footballfans
Meet at the Salty Pelican at 1 p.m. Nov. 17
to watch the Georgia Bulldogs take on
Georgia Southern. Contact Isabel a (803)
412-0436 or nassaucountygeorgiadawg-.
To join the Nassau County Georgia
Bulldog Club send an e-mail to the above
address to beadded to the mailing list.

Train for262with Donna
Team Nirvana was started in 2008 by sev-
eral individuals who had or were in the
process of fighting the fight against breast
cancer. The team wanted to show their sup-
port and bring awareness of this disease by
training and completing the inaugural 26.2
with Donna, a national breast cancer
Once again they are in training under the
guidance of Liz Kawecki of Y Yoga, who has
set up walk and run training schedules for
individuals of all ages and physical abilities.
Every Saturday morning until Feb. 17,
2013, the team meets to stretch, field informa-
tion on correct walk and run practices and
build new friendships. All are welcome to join
and the training is free. For information con-
tact Kawecki at 415-9642 or visit

The Vida Race Series annual Turkey Trot
5K will take place Nov. 22 at Omni Amelia
Island Plantation. A favorite of runners, partici-
pants can race, run or walk through the shad-
ed tree-canopied resort during the
Thanksgiving Day event. Additionally, a one-
mile Youth Fun Run will be held immediately
after the 5K is finished, so pint size junior fam-
ily members can join in the fun. This year's
race will be chip-timed..
The courses will begin and end at the
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Racquet Park
parking lot, next to the Verandah Restaurant
at 6800 First Coast Hwy. Check-in and day-of
registration are from 7-7:45 a.m. The races
begin at 8 a.m. Youth Fun Run begins at 9
Awards will be given to the top overall
male and female and the top two male and
female winners in 14 age categories. All chil-
dren in the one-mile run receive an award for

Pre-register by mail (forms can be found at
www.AmelialslandRunners.com); in person
(forms are available at the Omni Amelia Island
Plantation Health & Fitness Center and the
McArthur Family YMCA); or register online at
Cost is .$25 per adult; $15 per child (12
and under). Day-of registration, checks and
cash only will be accepted. All pre-registered
participants will receive a goody bag, which
will include one race T-shirt, and surprises
from race sponsors. Call 415-1429 with ques-

ReindeerRunDec.2 /
The Reindeer Run half-marathon and 5K
is coming soon, combining a fun, holiday-
themed event with a spirit of giving. The ,
run/walk begins at 7:30 a.m. Dec. 2, starting
and finishing at Main Beach park: The half-
marathon course will include North Fletcher
Avenue, Fort Clinch State Park and Old Town.
There will also be fun runs for young runners,
lots of family-friendly contests and activities,
live music on the course and medals for all
half-marathon finishers.
A one-mile kids' fun run with Santa will
begin at 10 a.m. and half-mile at 10:15 a.m.
with 100-yard "Tiny Reindeer Dash" at
10:30 a.m. All finishers will receive a reindeer
charm, necklace, and admission to the kids'
runs is free with a gift donation to Toys for Tots
(or $5 without a toy).
Half-marathoners will receive a long-
sleeve technical T-shirt in a new silver color
this year. Half-marathon finishers also receive
a finishers' medal that Will add a splash of red
on Rudolph's nose and can serve as a
Christmas tree omament and 5K runners will
, receive a holiday-themed cotton T-shirt. The
Emma Love Hardee Elementary choir will be
stationed along the combined route with the
5K, so all runners and walkers will be able to
enjoy their live music.
This year's half-marathon course has been
"tweaked" to eliminate a half-mile diversion
toward the end of the run. The event itself has
been moved to Sunday at 7:30 a.m., when
there should be less traffic on the roads and in
the park..
A big hit from last year's run will be return-
ing custom-made reindeer mile-markers,
each in different holiday garb. Observant run-
ners and walkers who remember details of
the reindeer markers can win prizes after the
run in a trivia contest. Businesses and individ-
uals can sponsor a reindeer marker.
Also 5K and half-marathon runners and
walkers will receive a coupon good for a free
breakfast at the elegant oceanfront Elizabeth
Pointe Lodge.

The fastest runners will win overall and
age-group awards, but the event is designed
so that walkers and slower runners can win
too. In addition to the reindeer trivia contest,
there will be prizes for the best holiday cos-
tumes, a drawing for new shoes and awards
for the "middle and last reindeer." Runners will
be timed using ChampionChip timing.
Walkers are encouraged to enter either the
5K or half-marathon. There will be a 3 1/2-
hour time limit, so walkers must be able to do
a 16-minute mile.
A pre-race pasta dinner will be Dec. 1 from
4-7 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for

children, free for kids 12 and younger.
Entry fees are $55 for the half-marathon or
$25 for the 5K. Members of Amelia Island
Runners get a $5 discount (not available
online). Entry forms and online registration are
available at AmelialslandRunners. com. Entry
forms are also available at Current Running,
815 S. 8th St., the McArthur Family YMCA,
Club 14 Fitness and other locations.
The last day of registration will be Dec. 1.
Registration will be held that day at St. Peter's
Church from 1-5 p.m. and packet pickup will
be held at the church from 1-7 p.m. There will
be no race-day registration, but race-day
packet pickup will be available at Main Beach
starting at 6 a.m.
For information, please visit
AmelialslandRunners.com or call (904) 491-
4959. More information on the causes that
will benefit from the race is also on the AIR

Walkto EidAlzheimer's
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 Fernandina Beach/Nassau area are
expected at this year's event to raise aware-
ness and funds to fight Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's Association Walk to End
Alzheimer's participants will participate in a
three-mile walk and will leam more about
Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities,
clinicaPtrial 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.

YMCAFrisbeel ague
The McArthur Family YMCA is starting an
ultimate Frisbee league. All skill levels are
welcome. Participants receive a YMCA jersey.
Season runs through Jan. 12.
Ultimate Frisbee is a non-contact sport that
combines features of soccer, basketball,
Amer-ican football and netball. The league is
open to anyone 20 years old and up. Games
are held Sundays at 4 p.m. at the McArthur
fields behind Publix on the island.
The cost to play is $10 for YMCA mem-
bers, $15 for non-members. Players must
sign a waiver. For information, call the Y at

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-
i. g.by DRO Sports..The'fee-is $25 and, :; J...
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.

Senior, Christian bowling leagues
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.

Run Disney half marathon for Rett
Girl Power 2 Cure, an Amelia. sland-based
nonprofit working to raise awareness and fund
research for Rett Syndrome, invites everyone
to join its team in the Disney Princess Half
Marathon Feb. 24. Run through the Magic
Kingdom. Get reimbursed for your race regis-
tration fee, hotel and more by raising funds to
help bring an end to Rett, a devastating neu-
rological disorder that primarily strikes in
young girls. Learn more at
girlpower2cure.org/disney or contact Tiffany
Wilson at (904) 849-7106 or tiffany@girlpow-

Boules QCub
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 Femandina Beach petanque
courts at the south end of the downtown mari-
na. 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.

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.

Oganzed br e rdes
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 hot be left behind. Lunch after the
ride is optional.
There is also a regular ride Mondays for
experienced road cyclists starting at 9 a.m. at
various locations on Amelia Island and in
Nassau County. The starting points and dis-
tances for these rides will be announced.
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



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Social networking issues,
truancy, girl drama and family
situations Yulee Middle
School guidance counselor
Rachel Kennedy sees it all.
Kennedy says she became
.a guidance counselor because
she wanted to make connec-
tions with kids who might need
a positive role model and hope-
fully help them through their
tough times.
"I want them to know that
someone cares enough about
them to check in with them,"
she said.

Among the challenges fac-
ing today's students is the
increase in blended families or.
families consisting of single par-
ents raising kids alone, she said,
and in some cases, hers might
be the only high five or words of
encouragement some students
will get that day.
"We have a lot of really good
parents here, but there are still
some kids who need a little
extra TLC to supplement the
attention they're not getting at
In her sixth year as a guid-
ance counselor, Kennedy start-
ed out teaching after receiving
her Early Education degree
from the University of Central
"I taught two years of fourth
grade and two years of second
grade, and got my master's in
School Counseling and
Psychology at Troy University."
Her role as a guidance coun-
selor finds her doing much
more than counseling students.
'There are many other
responsibilities that come with
.the job. I also sit in on par-
ent/teacher conferences and
Individual Education Plan meet-
ings (for students with special
needs), help coordinate school
activities and there's lots of
The 1996 Fernandina Beach
High graduate shares her home
with husband, Norman, and
their daughters Alexa and
Lauren. Their four-footed com-
panion is a golden retriever
named Katie.
Yulee Middle School is locat-
ed at 85439 Miner Road.
Guidance office hours are 8 am-7
3:45 p.m. Phone 225-5116.

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able at the recent Yulee Middle School book fair.

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Like many other librarians,
Gina Michelle Coleman has
always been an avid reader.
After 10 years as a Social
Studies teacher, she wanted
to explore other areas within
the educational arena:
"When I decided that I
wanted to come out of the
classroom, I wanted to still
work with students. Becoming
a librarian gave me that
chance to continue working
with students and be around
lots of books as well."
Armed with a degree in
Library Science from Florida
State University, Coleman
draws on her knowledge to
teach students general
research skills and to perform
the many tasks required of a
media specialist.
"Contrary to popular belief,
librarians do a lot more than
check in and check out books!

We wear lots of hats and are
responsible for many things.
However, it is very reward-
ing," said Coleman, who has
been with YMS for 12 years.
Activities at the YMS
library include an accelerated
reader program, Black
History and Women's History
months and book fairs.
Coleman would also like to
add family reading night, a
book club, and summer
The divorced native
Floridian shares her home
*with son Andrew, a ninth-grad-
er at Yulee High.
Leisure activities include
reading, shopping, movies and
travel. Coleman is also very
active in her church, helping
with the elderly, homeless and
others less fortunate.
Yulee Middle School is
located at 85439 Miner Road.
Library hours are 8 a.m.-3:45
p.m. Phone 225-5116.

Family Support Services

gets $500,000 grant

Family Support Services of
North Florida (FSS) has been
awarded a $500,000 federal
grant to expand and continue
its successful work with area
early education professionals
to improve the accessibility
and quality of local early edu-
cation programs, building on
earlier efforts that were made
possible by a $250,000 grant'
'FSS received last October.
FSS is the only agency in
the nation to be awarded both
grants from the Administration
for Children and Families, U.S.
Department of Health and
Human Services.
As lead agency for foster
care, adoption and family
preservation in Duval and
Nassau counties, FSS is work-
ing closely with early educa-
tion providers and other local
agencies as part of a recently
established Child Welfare
Early Education Partnership,
and will continue these, part-
nerships through the course
of the new two-year grant.
Collaborating agencies
include the Early Learning
Coalition, Episcopal Children's
Services, Jacksonville Urban
League, Jacksonville
Children's Commission and
the Department of Children
and Families.
Together, they are working
to provide throughout the com-
munity high quality early edu-
cation programs with highly
trained staff, as well as to
implement a voluntary child
welfare certification program
and expand the number of
quality child care facilities par-
ticipating in the certification
"We are looking to improve
the early education opportu-
nities we provide to children in
our care, and at the same time,
improve the quality of child
care for the community," said
Iee Kaywork, FSS chief exec-
utive officer. "Through our

partnerships and outreach
efforts, we hope that all par-
ents come to understand the
importance of early education
learning from quality child
care and preschool programs."
Kaywork said, "With this
second grant, we will expand
the scope of our early educa-
tion initiative to reach out to
the children of our f,- ,._.I \. .u, 1,
and children of young adults
who have aged out of foster
care. In addition, we'll bring
quality early education oppor-
tunities to at-risk families par-
ticipating in our Family
Preservation programs."
Since the implementation
of the early education project
last October, the. number of
foster children in quality child
care centers has increased by
more than 100 percent. In addi-
tion, FSS has changed inter-
nal processes to improve the
ease with which foster parents
can enroll new foster children
in high quality child care.
In earlier phases of the proj-
ect, FSS held focus groups
with foster parents from Duval
and Nassau counties to gather
information about child care
usage. In addition, the agency
held early education training
programs for foster parents
and kinship caregivers (the
relatives or family friends car-
ing for children when their par-
ents are unable to), and evalu-
ated internal processes and
procedures related to early
education for children in child
The early education part-
nership has provided valuable
training to child care and early
childhood educators, includ-
ing trauma-informed care train-
ing, to improve the child care
services provided to children
with behavioral or other issues.
Training has also been pro-
vided on the importance and
value of quality early educa-
tion for all children.


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Museum to launch'Dis(

"Discovery Ship," an exhibit geared
for children, will open at the Amelia
Island Museum of History on Saturday,
Nov. 24.
This has been made possible by an
anonymous donation through the
Margery Huston and Arthur K Freas
Children's Initiative.
This generous gift has allowed
AIMH to move forward on plans for
designing and installing a new interac-
tive exhibit for children. The museum
has recognized the need for interactive
programs for several years. These are
so important in exciting and engaging
children in a museum setting, where
discovery-based learning is a well-
known technique used by many muse-
ums to teach through play.
On the Discovery Ship children will
learn about knot tying and be able to
pilot their own ship, among other activi-
The museum welcomes everyone as
it christens the "Discovery Ship" on
Saturday, Nov. 24 at 1 p.m. This event

is free and open to the public.
The Margery Huston and Arthur K.
Freas Children's Initiative was estab-
lished in 2010 after the untimely death
of staunch museum supporter Margery
The Freas have always been pas-
sionate about connecting children to
their history and to their community.
The initiative covers all aspects of the
museum's outreach to children includ-
ing summer programs, student tours
and special exhibits.
For 35 years the Amelia Island
Museum of History (AIMH) has been
dedicated to the life and culture in
Nassau County through education and
preservation of its local history. This
reinforces its mission statement, which
is "to bring alive and preserve the
area's rich history."
For more information about this
program and the Freas Initiative, call or
email Phyllis Davis, 261-7378, ext. 101,
phyllis@ameliamuseum.org or visit

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Museum of History
Holiday Home Tour
S will feature five
Victorian-era homes in the
historic district of Fernandina
Beach dressed in their holi-
day best and ready for your
visit on Friday, Nov. 30, and
Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
A major part of the tour
experience is viewing the
Christmas decorations creat-
ed specially to enhance each
home. The museum is fortu-
nate to have the expertise of
the following area designers
and decorators to ready these
architectural "grande dames"
for their close-ups.
120 N. Sixth St., home of
John and Dawn Evans,
Designing Women of Amelia
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221 N. Fourth St., home
of Bruce and Deborah
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Candi Barrie and Carol
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Victorian-era homes that will open their doors for thle
Holiday Home Tour Nov. 30 and-Dec. 1.'Left, Noushin
Tureman of the Jacksonville firm Mrs. Howard and
Donna Haddock of Designing Women of Amelia are
among the decorators set to deck the halls oI the homes.


Annual parade.
The 10th Annual Christmas Parade will be Dec. 8 at 6
p.m. with the theme "A Christmas Night of Music and
Lights." Applications may be picked up at the Northeast
Florida Community Action Agency office, 1303 Jasmine St.,
Suite 100. For an email application contact Vernetta
Spaulding, 261-0801, ext. 202, or John Gilbert Sr., 624-5383.
All entries welcome. Anyone interested in helping with the
parade committee, contact Louryne Spaulding at 583-3085 or
The Council of Catholic Women at St. Michael's Catholic
Church will hold a Holiday Bazaar'on Nov. 17 from 9 a.m.-2
p.m. in the St. Michael's Academy Courtyard on Fourth
Street. Call 261-3472.
The ACT Guild has planned a number of sparkling events
this season, including a holiday 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
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Former Gregg Allman Band member to play Dog Star

For the News-Leader
Tommy Talton a founding mem-
ber of Cowboy and former lead gui-
tarist in the Gregg Allman Band will
play.at the Dog Star Tavern in
Fernandina Beach on Friday, Nov. 23.

With Talton's third release from
Hittin' the Note Records in October,
titled Let's Get Outta Here, he has
written the most compelling music of
his career. Always known as a gifted
wordsmith and creator of authentical-
ly timeless melodies, Talton has

reached deep.within his creative well
to create a classic Southern master-
piece. Very special guests joined
Talton on the new release, including
Chuck Leavell, Paul Hornsby, Rick
Hirsch, Scott Boyer, NC Thurman,
Bill Stewart, Kelvin Holly, Brandon

Peeples; David Keith and Tony
Talton is one of the best songwrit-
ers and guitarists of our time; He'is a
founding member of Capricorn
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SJoin the Island Chamber Singers and guest
musicians for a performance of classical works by
Ludwig van Beethoven including his Mass in C
Major, Op 86 and Fantasia in C Minor. Op. 80
("Choral Fantasy"). Concerts will be held at the
Amelia Plantation
Chapel. 36 Bowman
,Road. tonight at 7 p.m.
and Nov. 18 at 3 p.m.
General admission is
$15 and free for K-12 and
college students.
Tickets are available at
the door and in advance at the Amelia Island
Welcome Center, 102 Centre St., the AIFBY
Chamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd..
from'any singer and online at

The Palace Saloon will host the world-famous
Budweiser Clydesdale horses on a visit to
Fernandina Beach from 3-5 p.m. today.
Originally constructed as a haberdashery in
1878. Louis G. Hirth bought the Prescott building
in 1903 and replaced shoes with booze and


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named it the Palace
Saloon. Hirth called
upon his old friend.
Adolphus Busch, foun-
der of Anheuser-Busch.
to assist him with the
design of the elegant bar.
The Budweiser Clydesdales were firpt intro-i
duced to the public on April 7,1933, to celebrate,
the end of Prohibition, carrying the first case of
post-Prohibition beer from the brewery, through
the streets of St. Louis. They will arrive at 3 p.m.
and make their way down Centre Street to park in
front of The Palace until 5 p.m. All are invited to
join in the fun and an opportunity to take photos.
The Amelia Island Bed & Breakfast
Association will present its annual Holiday
Cookie Tour on Nov. 17 from noon-5 p.m., featur-
ing eight decorated inns and -----
B&Bs. Sample a signature
cookie at each stop and take
home the recipe. get decorat- > -
ing ideas and learn historical M
tidbits. Trolley rides will be
available to the inns along
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carriages downtown.
Tickets are $25 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 tickets and Sunshine
Morning the association cookbook. A portion of
ticket sales will benefit Micah's Place. Visit
www.ameliaislandinns.com or call 2772328.
Join in the fuh while making a dif-
ference in the lives of deployed
American troops at "Trees for
the Troops" Nov. 18 from 2-5
p.m. at Maxwell Hall on Sixth-
Street, behind Memorial United
Methodist Church. Mothers of America's
Military Fallen will host a Christmas tree contest
for Best Decorated Tree. 24 inches or less. Please.
no breakable ornaments. The foundation will box
and ship all items. It also is collecting donations of
Christmas trees, decorations, presents and snacks
- ideas include fudge, movies, books, cocoa mix.
coffee, nuts. beef jerky, hard candy, crackers, hand
warmers, scarves, thermals and crew socks. For
information call (904) 468-0733 or email

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The Amelia Island
Museum of History, 233 S.
Third St., invites you to its
next 3rd on 3rd Street pres-
entation today at 6 p.m.
Guest speaker Jack Pickard
will give a presentation on two
of the most important families
in the history of American poli-
tics: the Adams and the
Roosevelts. He will focus on
the contributions these two
political dynasties have made
to Americari history, as well as
their impact on the political
landscape of their respective
This program is free for
members, with a suggested
donation of $10 for non-mem-
bers. For information contact
Gray at 261-7378, ext 102.

Books Plus, 107 Centre
St., will host a wine/cheese
reception, book signing and
talk from 5-7 p.m. today for
Charles Seabrook, whose
new novel, The World of the
Salt Marsh, is a wide-ranging
exploration of the southeast-
ern coast its natural history,
its people and the ongoing
threats to its ecological sur-
vival. Book signing begins at 5
p.m., with the book talk at
5:45 p.m. and Q&Afollowing.
The public is invited.
Seabrook also authored
Strong Women, Wild Horses,
a history of Cumberland -
Island, Ga., which looks at the
many fascinating women who
helped shape the island's his-
tory. Call 261-0303.

The American Legion
Riders, Chapter 54, will host
their monthly "Steak Night"'
at the American Legion
Post, 626 S. Third St., from
5-7 p.m. (or until gone) Nov.
17. The public is welcome.
Dinnear includes a steak
cooked to order, baked pota-
to, corn on the cob, salad and
a roll for an $11 donation. To-
go dinners are available. All
proceeds go to programs
sponsored by the American
Legion Riders, Chapter 54.
The Riders will take a break in
December and continue with
Steak Night in January.

Jacksonville Automotive
Muscle presents "Jam! Fest '
2012 Car and Truck Show"
from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 17
at Rick Keffer Dodge/Chrys-
ler/Jeep on A1A in Yulee.
Open to all makes and mod-
els, the show will support
Homes for Our Troops. Regi-
stration fee is $25 and will be
held from 8-10 a.m. on show
day. The first 50 entrants
receive a goodie bag and
dash plaque. There will be a
50/50 raffle, door prizes, give-
aways and more. Trophy
classes include Best in Shqw,
People's Choice, Kid's
Choice, Top 20 Cars, first,
second and third place cars
and trucks/SUVs. Go to
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The next Legends Cars &
Conversation meeting is
Nov. 17 from 9 a.m.-noon to
at the. Starbucks parking lot
on Sadler Road, near the cor-

ner of 14th Street. Let the cool
weather bring out those hot
legend cars that have rested
all summer. All are welcome.
Members will discuss future
events, runs and shows.

The Amelia Island
Chapter National Society
Daughter of the American
Revolution will honor the
nation's veterans at their
Nov. 21 meeting with guest
speaker, Retired Admiral
Gene Kendall at the Golf
Club of Amelia at 10:30 a.m.
All members of NSDAR and
prospective members are
invited. RSVP by today by
contacting Amy Schnell at
556-3486 or amyschnell-
dar@gmail.com. Luncheons
are $17 per person.

The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
meet Nov. 27 at the
Community Room of the
Fernandina Beach Police
Department, 1525 Lime St.
The program will be the annu-
al "Ancestor Road Show,"
sharing family stories, artifacts
and other treasures with the
group. The membership will
vote on 2012 officers and
.budget. Public welcome.

Learn from the best, try
new techniques and make
new friends it's all part of the
new cooking series at the Salt
Cooking School. 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.

This month Ballroom
Dance Amelia will teach the
cha cha for the Tuesday
6:30 p.m. class. All levels
welcome. Fee is 15$ per cou-
ple/$10 per person. Classes
ate held at Kinderstudios on
Island Walk Way, with private
lessons by appointment.
Contact Aimee Marshall at
ballroomdanceamelia @gmail.
com or (617)-312-1932.


"Drumline Live" plays
Jacksonville's Timbs-Union
Center's Moran Theater for
one performance Nov. 17 at
8 p.m. Tickets begin at $32
and are on sale at
www.artistseriesjax.org or
(904) 442-BWAY (2929).
This versatile group of
musicians and dancers brings
an explosive energy and ath-
leticism to an eclectic mix of
sounds. With riveting rhythms,
bold beats and ear-grabbing
energy, the staged show will
be a synchronized musical

Amelia Community
Theatre presents "It's A
Wonderful Life" by James
W. Rodgers from the film by
Frank Capra and story by
Philip Van Doren Stern.
This is a heart-warming
holiday classic for the entire
family about George Bailey
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Percussion concert
The Cummer Family Foundation
Chamber Music Series presents percussion-
ist Matthew Coley in concert at 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 3 in the recital hail on the campus of
the University c.l North Florida One UNFF
Drive in Jacksonville Admissicon i tree Call
the b.,'x office at 19041 620-2878
Community band
The Nassau Community Band is tunrirn
up for Ihe holiday season II this iine ,1 .,ea. 3
makes you tilnnk about playing y;:ui Inpiru-
ment. join the weekly rehearsal ai 6 p im
Thursday in the Yulee Middle School b[r.nd
room Musicians of all ages and skill le els
will practice carols. classic; arid theirr Ea-
sonal favorites In addition Ito w:ood'.inds .and
brass they need tolks who can shake a
sleigh bell roll on a cymnbal and make IIe
chimes sing Interested7 Email nrro-'n-ri
saucommunityband ccm or like their ;.n
Pablos, 12 N Second St Ferrnaridirna
Beach, hosis a lazz lam Irom 7-10 p m thee
first Wednesday or each rronth Musician_
may sit in lor one song or the whole rnighl
Join the mailing list by emailing beechtly-
er@bellsouth net

Amelia River Cruises
Amelia River Cruises' Adult "'BYCB'
Twilight Tours are held Friday and Saturday
Tickets are $29 per person at 1 Norlh Front
St, Femandina Beach or call 261 -9972 or
book online at www ameliarivercruises com
The Courtyard
The Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Cenire
St, features 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
432-7086 Join them on Facebook at courl-
David's Restaurant& Lounge
New on Ihe scene Grammy-nominated
Aaron Bing performs live on alto saxophone
at David's Restaurant and Lounge. 802 Ash
S Wednesday through Saturdays from 6-
10pm Call 310-6049
Dog Star Tavern
Dog Star Tavern 10 N Second St
Flannel Church with Duane Trucks tonight.
Josh Miller Blues Revue Nov 17, Tommy
Talton from the Gregg Allman Band Nov 23,
Freddy's Finest Nov 24 Every Tuesday is
Working Class Stiff, where music is played
strictly from vinyl and 1000's c1 vinyl records
are available to browse and purchase. Every
Wednesday is Karl W Davis SIowcase lea-
luring new'artists every week Every
Thursday is Spade McQuade Visi Dog .Sar
on Facebook and Reverbnation corn Call
277- -.01
Florda House Inn
"Open Mike Night' is each Thursday Irum
7 30-10 30 p m. in the Mermaid Bar horied
by local musician Terry Srrmth Musicians
perform a couple ot songs and the audience
gets to hear new talent. Appropriale fo Ir he

angel, discovers what the
world would be like if he had
never been born.
Performances will be Nov.
29-30 and Dec. 1, 6-8 and 13-
15 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 9 at 2
p.m. The theater is located at
207 Cedar St..
Tickets are $20 adult, $10
student and available online
at www.ameliacommunitythe-
atre.org, or through the box
office at 261-6749, open.
Thursday-Saturday frorim 11
a.m.-1 p.m. and 90 minutes
before curtain.

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Records group Cowboy.
While in Macon, Ga., through
most of the 1970s, Talton was
a studio musician recording
with artists shch as Gregg
Allman, The Allman Brothers
Band, Bonnie Bramlett,
Martin Mull, Corky Lang,
Mountain, Dickey Betts,
Clarence Carter, country leg-
end Kitty Wells, Alex and
Livingston Taylor and more.
He toured throughout the
U.S. with Cowboy and with
the Gregg Allman tour. Talton
was also the guitarist on
Gregg Allman's Laid Back
Talton was born too late to
be a fan of rock & roll's first
wave opening his eyes to the
world in the early '50s, he
should have missed Elvis
Presley's pre-Army days, but
he didn't mostly thanks to his
sister, five years his senior,
who went around the family's
Orlando-area home singing
the Memphis Flash's early
records, along with those of
Nat King Cole and others. His
interest in the guitar began at
age eight when he saw an
instrument owned by one of
his uncles and plucked one of
the strings, saw it vibrate and
heard the sound it made. By
age 13 he was pursuing learn-
ing the instrument in earnest.
That coincided just about per-
fectly with the arrival of the
British Invasion, and he
became a fan of a local band
called the Nonchalants, who
eventually became the
Offbeets and whose ranks

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S904) 412-76.6-,.5
Green Turtle
The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St.. live
music. Call 321-2324.
Hammerhead Beach Bar
Hariimerhead Beach Bar, 2045 S
Fleicher Ave Visit Hammerhead on
Fac.;eL, o:.c Contact Bill Childers at bill@thep-
ala:esa 31.:on.comm

Instant Groove
The iisilant Groove tealurng Lawrence
Hollries .I-lolnny Robinson, Scott Giddons
and Sain H.amntion plays each Thursday
rniihl .a The Riz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Cie 13 s .a;sual For information call Holmes
'1 C 6- T-"2
C, Kane s Irish Pub and Eatery. 318
.-ntre Si tree trivia each Monday at 7 30
p rn i.ne lasting the ihird Tuesday at 6 30
pm r ..''th 1,1 wines for $10 along with
cheese and crackers aAd live entertainment.
dairT Iurnament every Tuesday at 7 30 p m..
Dan Vaoll Tuesdays Irom 7 30-11 30 pm the
Dvlis Turner Band Thursday from 8 30 p m -
ri.n,,nig:hr arnd Friday and Salurday trom 8 30
p rr -12 30 a m .all 261-1000 Visit
www, okanes cc.m
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St., Buck
Smith Proleci Tuesdays at 9 p.m Wes Cobb
Wedn-esdavs at 9 p m. DJ Heavy Hess
Thursdays. local and regional bands Fridays
and Saturdays- NFL Sunday Ticket Buck
Smih Project 9 pm Sundays Call Bill
Childers at 491-3232 or e-mail bill@lhep-
alacesaIloon comn
Sandy Botloms at Main Beach, 2910
Allantic Ave Rocco Blu Band on stage 7-11
p m Fridays. live music outside 6-10 p m.;
Dan Voll 1-5 p m and Karibbean Flavor 6-10
p m outside each Saturday: Reggae Night
with C hillakaya 6-10 p.m. Sunday,
Frankie's Jazzy Jams 7-11 p m. Tuesday.
The Macys 6-9 p m. Wednesday: and line
dancing 6-9 p m Thursdays, with lessons
starting at 6 p m Visit www.sandybottom-
samelia com.
Seabreeze Sports Bar
Seabreeze Sports Bar, 2707 Sadler
Road inside Ihe Days Inn. DJ Wayne
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill 1998 S. Fletcher
Av.e live music in the tiki bar from 6-10 p m.
eviey night and 1-5 p.m Saturdays and
Sunday?- reggae Wednesdays wrh Pili Pili,
The Macy s in the lounge Friday and
Sadurdays 6-10 p m., trivia Thursdays at
7 3:0 p m 'Aith DJ Dave, and shag dancing
5Liii.J,- li_-r 4- p mrr music nightly from 9
p m -1 a m in the Breakers Lounge Call
277-6652 Visit www slidersseaside.com
Joirn Sliders on Facebook and Twitter
The Surf
The Surt Restaurant and Bar, 3199 South
Flel.:her 4Ae Call 261-5711

The "Phantom" runs
through Nov. 25 at Alham-
bra Theater and Dining in
Jacksonville. Call the box
office at (904) 641-1212 or at

"Where are You Christ-
mas?" an original play set
in St. Marys, Ga. will be pre-
sented by St. Marys Little
Theatre Dec. 13-16 at
Theatre by the Trax, 1000
Osborne Road, St. Marys.
Tickets are on sale at the St.

included David Duff on bass,
guitar and vocals; drummer
Tomm Wynn; and guitarist
Dennis Messimer.
It was Messimer's depar-
ture for military service in
1966 that left an opening, and
an offer to the 16-year-old
Talton who was still a fan of
the group to join the
Offbeets, who had already
made some professional
recordings. Later in 1966, the
Offbeets merged with a group
from Leesburg called the
Trademarks, and formed We
the People. This put Talton
into harness alongside that
group's lead guitarist, Wayne
Proctor, two years older than
Talton. They inspired each
other with their virtuosity, not
only in their playing (where
they would switch off between
lead and rhythm guitar and
bass with Duff) but also their
songwriting. Their differences
enhanced each other's work,
Talton into more straight-
ahead rock 'n' roll with a high
level of sophistication, while
Proctor had a penchant for
the angular and unexpected.
Working both in collaboration
and parallel to each other,
they generated a strong array
of original material, of which
the highlights included
Talton's "Mirror of Your
Mind" and "Lovin' Son of a
We the People made a
decent attempt to break out of
Central Florida to national
recognition but never quite
made the leap, instead leaving
behind an impressive array of
singles for the Challenge and
RCA labels. In 1967 Proctor

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Cedar Oak Cafe, Bulldog,
Liquors, On the Green Salon
& pay Spa or by calling (912)
Santa has a problem. A
world-class meanie has
threatened to steal Christmas
from the town of St. Marys
because the town is just 'too
happy." Santa's challenge to
keep Christmas alive sets the
stage for the production with
traditional and contemporary
music, that is a celebration of
the.true spirit of Christmas.

left, owing to worries about
the military draft, but Talton
kept up the quality of his
work, turning in "The Day
She Dies," a beautiful rock,
ballad that ended up as the B-
side of their second RCA sin-
gle, "Love Is a Beautiful
Thing," while his next B-side,
"When I Arrive," was more
garage punk. He basically
aged out of the group and
ended up leaving at 18.
Talton headed to Nashville
(where We the People had
worked for a time), and then
to California, where he turned
most of his attention to song-
writing. Eventually, he linked
up professionally with Scott
Boyer, Chuck Leavell and Bill
Stewart to form Cowboy. He
moved to Europe where he
recorded and performed
throughout most of the '90s
with a group called The
Rebelizers, with members of
Albert Lee's band, Hogan's
Talton returned to the
United States and formed the
Tommy Talton Band in 2006.
Speaking about Let's Get
Outta Here, Talton said, "... I
just like the songs as a matter
of fact. The good thing is a lot
of them were spontaneous
lyrically and musically....
These tunes are a compilation
of positive movement and
faith and love, and some feel-
good stuff with a sense of
humor every once in awhile."
Visit TommyTalton.com.
Visit the Dog Star Tavern, 10
N. Second St., Fernandina
Beach, on Facebook and
Reverbnation.com. Call 277-


sketch workshops on
Thursday and Fridays. For
sketching, meet at 10 a.m.
Thursday at the Amelia
Island Coffee Shop. The
watercolor workshop meets
1:30-4 p.m. Friday at St.
Peter's Church. Call Bill at
Kathleen Maur.er's acrylic
painting workshop is Fridays
10 a.m. at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, Room 201.
This fun class is for the begin-
ner as well as advanced stu-
dents. Fee is $30 per week.
Call Kathy at 261-8276.


'Gallery Squared
The Plantation Artist's
Guild and Gallery at the Spa
and Shops of Omni Amelia
Island Plantation, 94 Village
Circle, is hosting "Gallery
Squared," a show featuring
more than 40 10 by 10 inch
wooden boxes with unique
paintings in different medi-
ums by the artists of the
An opening reception will
be held today from 5:30-8
p.m. to meet the artists and
enjoy their paintings. Light
refreshments will be provided
by Osprey Village. Call 432-
1750 for information.
General meeting
The Island Art
Association, 18 N. Second St.,
will hold its general meeting
on Nov. 20 at 7 p.m., featuring
a presentation by award-win-
ning photographer Steve
Leimberg, who will speak on
Photographic Creativity: The
Four Stages.
General meetings are
always open to the public.
Visit www.islandart.org or
call 261-7020.
Star ornaments
Recycle all those political
mailers make a holiday
star. Enjoy a relaxing produc-
tive day making star orna-
ments, books and albums in
this one-day workshop on
Dec. 1 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
at the Art Education Center,
18 N. Second St. all materi-
als provided. This is a great
workshop for teachers, librar-
ians, scrapbookers and any-
one looking for a way to make
inexpensive, handmade
Christmas gifts or decora-
tions. For information call
Eliza Holliday at 556-2517 or
email her at
IslandArt events
The Island Art
Association, a cooperative,
nonprofit organization devel-
oped to sustaininterest,
appreciation, and enjoyment
in and of the visual arts, has
over 150 members and is
located at 18 N. Second St.
Current events include:
Thursday morning is
Open Studio from 9 a.m.-
noon. Contact Gretchen
Williams at 491-3171.
The Photographers
Group meets the fourth
Thursday at 7 p.m., except
November. Contact Pat
Hookl at 277-2595.
Portrait Workshop, Nov.
17, 7-9 p.m., and occasional
Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-
noon. Contact Paul Massing
at 321-0738.
Children's Art,
Nov. 17 and Dec. 15. Two ses-
sions for ages 6-9, 10-11am.
and 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Middle School Art for ages
10-14 is 1-2:15 p.m. Contact
the gallery at 261-7020 to pre-
Drawing classes for
beginners and experienced
artists are 9 a.m. to noon, Jan.
15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30.
Contact Lisa Inglis at scottli-
Series 2 is in February and
Series 3 is in March.
For information visit
www.islandartorg or call 261-
West Side show
The West Nassau
Historical Society presents
"Nassau Art at the Callahan
Depot" on Jan. 26, with an art
show and sale from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m., followed by a recep-
The show will feature
Nassau County artists in: oils,
acrylics, watercolors, mixed
media, pastels and drawing
and print-making. Prizes will
include first, second and third
place and a special mention
for art of historic significance
to Nassau County.
The deadline is Jan. 7. ,
Visit www.wnhsfl.org for
details and forms. For infor-
* mation contact Marge Powell
at margepowel@aol.com or
the historical society at (904)
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Of all the sights we saw in securities
Italy, the Leaning Tower of can be scary,
Pisa was one of the most it's nowhere
amazing. I never realized just near as bad
how big it was. When we first as living a
saw it, my wife thought it .i life of con-
looked like a huge elegant stant strain
wedding cake. For me, I.pon- and stress as
dered just how long it would a result of
take before it crashed. being so far
When our guide explained PULPIT out of bal-
how the tower got that way, NOTES ance.
and what they did to stop it ... When I
fi-om leaning anymore, his think about
words pulled my eyes off the Pastor giving up
tower and on to him. Rob Goyette false securi-
Having once been a builder ties in order
by trade, understanding why to receive God's help, I go
the tower was leaning was right to the story of blind
easy. The ground was soft and Bartimaeus in the Bible.
it didn't have a proper founda- Clinging to his beggar's cloak
tion. a sort of status symbol used
When it came to how they to solicit money the day
had stopped it from falling, Jesus called to him, Bartima-
that I found interesting. After eus threw off his cloak and
intensive calculations, the reached for something more -
strategic removal of some God Himself. When Jesus saw
earth and adding 800, tons of that he was not just asking for
lead counter-weights, the temporary relief through a
tower was stopped from its monetary gift, but rather want-
slow but steady fall. In addi- ed fixing, Barti-maeus' life was
tion, the engineers recom- forever changed. God opened
mended straightening the his blind eyes and let him see
tower to relieve some the himself the way God intended
intense pressure it was under. him to be! That, by the way, is
Though the people of Pisa basically the same thing that
agreed to it, they didn't want happened to me.
to straighten it completely. Bound up in a false self-
The reason was obvious. Tour- image, trying to get attention'
ism. Yep, if they totally fixed it, through all the wrong stuff,
Pisa's popularity would fade. like the Tower of Pisa crash-
It reminds me of what hap- ing, only at a much faster rate,
pens with some people. 'the day I heard Jesus calling, I
There's no doubt they are was a mess. On that day, tired
crashing and need help, but of all the dysfunction and pain,
ultimately they don't want to Ithrew off the old tattered
be fixed; just preserved. cloak I was clinging to and laid
The reason? Often it's hold of God.
because they've learned how It's hard to believe that's
to get attention through the been 29 years ago this coming
very things that are destroy- May. Without question, follow-
ing them. To fix those areas ing Him has been the best
would mean letting go of decision I've ever made.
something that appears to be "And Jesus stood still, and
helping them. Here's the sim- commanded him to be called.
ple truth: When we allow our And they call the blind man,
current failures to define who saying unto him, Be of good
we really are, we err. In comfort, rise; He's calling you.
essence, what we are saying And he, casting away his gar-
is, God meant me to be.this ment, rose, and came to
way and I should learn to cele- Jesus." (Mark 10:49-50)
brate it. Sadly, nothing could Robert L. Goyette is pastor
be further from the truth. ofLiving Waters World
Though letting go of a false Outreach Center
self-image and certain false rgoy@livingwatersoutreach.org

Maxwell Hall at Memorial
United Methodist

Mothers of America's Military Fallen
hosts a Christmas Tree Contest for the
Best Decorated Tree under 24"

The foundation will box and ship
all items to deployed American Troops
for the holidays.

904-468-0733 .


Holiday Bazaar
The Council of Catholic Women at St.
Michael's Catholic Church will hold a
Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 17 from 9 a.m.-2
p.m. in the St. Michael's Academy
Courtyard on Fourth Street. For infor-
mation call 261-3472.
Unity of Fernandina Beach, 910 14th
St., announces that the Rev. Judith Elia
will speak on A Still More Excellent Way,
The Love Teachings of Jesus on Nov. 18
at 6 p.m. On Dec. 16 the topic will be
What Is Truth? All are welcome. Call
Marcia at 415-0822 for information.

Dialogue sermons
A dialogue sermon series in
November will feature guests from the
community as New Vision
Congregational UCC highlights con-
cepts from its vision statement and
explores how to embrace them amid
genuine concerns the community faces.
The dialogues will invite congregational
* participation and explore the needs of
those whose souls are broken from the
demands of war, from the oppression of
discrimination, and from poverty.
On Nov. 18 during the 10 a.m. wor-
ship a representative from JASMYN, a
local organization that offers support for
GLBT youth who have been isolated
from their families because of their sexu-
al preferences will speak.
New Vision worships each Sunday at
10 a.m. at 96072 Chester Road in Yulee.
Visit www.NewVisionCongregational
Church.org, find them on Facebook or
contact the Rev. Mary Kendrick Moore
at (904) 238-1822.
Christmas Spectacular
First Baptist Church will host an ele-
gant night of Christmas music in the
"Amelia Island Christmas Spectacular,"
featuring orchestra instrumentalists and
choral singers. This two-night event will
be held Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, with encore
performances planned for Dec. 7 and 8.
Invite your friends and neighbors to
join in an evening that will be a
"Christmas Spectacular." First Baptist
Church is located at 1600 S. Eighth St.,
Fernandina Beach. Call 261-3617 or visit
FBFirst.com for information.

No Room at the Inn'
A variety of Nativity scenes will be on
display in the Sanctuary of Memorial
United Methodist Church and the Partin
Center at 601 Centre St. from 10 a.m.-4
p.m. on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 in conjunc-
tion with the Amelia Island Museum of
History's Holiday Home Tour. Refresh-
ments will be served and Christmas
music provided. Admission is free.
Donations will be made to the Homeless
Coalition in Nassau County.

Storyof Christmas
Why do we call it Christmas? Cutting
down trees? Hanging stockings? Santa
Claus? What do any of these have to do
with Jesus' birthday? Join VeggieTales
creator Phil Vischer along with Buck
Denver and all his friends on an amazing
journey into the world's most popular
holiday on Dec. 1 at the Anchor.
Sure, you know the Christmas story.
But do you know the story of Christmas?
Don't miss the whimsical, educational,
"Christmical" party to end all Christmas
parties as Buck Denver asks, "Why Do
We Call It Christmas?" This delightful
and informative movie will be shown

Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. at the Anchor, 515
Centre St., corner of North Sixth Street.
This family event is open to the com-
munity. Make reservations by calling
One voice, one song
One God, One People, One Song is a
program, initiated by America's Youth
Inc., to help churches do two things: 1.
Come together regardless of denomina-
tion, color or race to worship and praise
God in unity. 2. Help raise funds for the
church hosting the program. The pro-
gram is held quarterly, on the first
Sunday of the month at 4 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church (at The
Anchor on the corner of Centre and
North Sixth streets), will host the pro-
gram on Dec. 2 at 4 p.m., featuring
praise bands from foui- different church-
es. All are welcome to attend, fellowship
and worship. Call 261-3837.

A Gathering of Women: Candles,
Carols and Communion is a service of
worship open to all women in the com-
munity on Dec. 4 at 7p.m. in the Sanctu-
ary of First Presbyterian Church, 9 N.
Sixth St. Women, bring your soul sisters,
mothers, daughters, aunts, grandmoth-
ers, nieces, cousins, granddaughters and
all the other special women in your life
to share a time of joyful worship at the
beginning of this season of expectation.
Cofne and center yourselves, embrace
what is significant in life and plan the
days ahead to welcome the coming of
Christ again into your hearts and homes.
The evening includes dessert in the fel-
lowship hall and childcare is available
with reservations at 261-3837.

Healing service
First Presbyterian Church offers a
service of Wholeness and Healing on the
first Thursday of every month. On Dec.
6 all are invited to meet with Pastor
Doug Ganyo in the Sanctuary at noon
for prayer and anointing with oil. The
church is located at 9 N. Sixth St.

Evening in December
The community is invited to An
Evening in December on Dec. 7 and 9 at
7 p.m. at Amelia Baptist Church in
Fernandina Beach. Pam Helton, minister
of music, has assembled a community
choir of 60 singers and a 15-piece instru-
mental ensemble comprising musicians
from numerous area churches. This
inspiring program of music and drama
tells the Christmas story with and flair.
Admission is free. Please arrive early
for best seating. Chil.daie throughpge...,.
four is available with i', .-r'."iii'ii- Call .
261-9527. The church is located at
961167 Buccaneer Trail where it inter-
sects with South Fletcher Avenue and
First Coast Highway at the roundabout.
For information contact Pam Helton at
261-9527 or Allen Lennon at 261-8799.

Toyland concert
Enjoy an evening of music from The
Martins at the Toyland Concert at First
Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach on
Dec. 9 at 6 p.m.
The Martins are a Christian music
vocal trio composed of three siblings:
Joyce Martin Sanders, Jonathan Martin
and Judy Martin Hess. They have
numerous records and are back on the
road appearing on The Gaither
Homecoming Series as well as limited
trio appearances promoting their latest
release, New Day.

St. Peter's to host

special dedication

'fn Suliday at 2 p ni i. PLt-r',
Epi -o.pal Church ~ ill honor long.
tim,. pl.j i.hi.,ner Ralph N \Woud Si
by dcdicatin i anidd naming th-e Ytuth
t. nit I iufte.I him.
WXV.od was an active imemlbel of St
Pt term's and of this community frrl-i
194.4 until his death in 19?9(
A-. a nit i.-ib l of St Petii- ', \tI.Oud
s,--rv,2d ,iln the Vestr y. was a la i .cad.
-I. hlioir ilrmmber rand part-time sex-
tian He aid his wife, Marry E tvlyn.
pliblishcl.-d lh.: wee,-kly c hlm ih bulletin
oinl iaiml y',ai ;. Li 'lusing a viraige
nitlriogiraph iiachine at their ht.rne
Hi.s gr,-at:-st joy' was -,erving lilt.
\iunsi pe,.,plc ,l ile Ichl uich as
C Iliuch Sc:lih,. Superintendent fir 24
y-.ars. aiid also as leader of the Yuuth
S .ro.,up at Si. -'tter's
Hi- hiurnte ta "npen hius'e" to
y-.un. pc-ple ,.,f all denominations at
any tirri- Ftur years. he hosted Friday
,I SailUrday night Bible quizrzs .ith
prize-s and iackpots" usually hard
-aJndy and penniies).
Wood's work with young p,-tple
,cxtenl]'-d to tlhe ,c.mmnLtntltny., where
Sh ea as ti)Soatniaster of Ti op 59 tI.1
25 ieal He twas actis with the ele-
: mii-nary school FT A Aforimer Nes-.
Lead-ri ai ticle indicated that Wtood
v.as influential in the lives .i at least
.,-'<' young people
I'he dedication ce-emrony will be
held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Youth
Ce'nl-r ol St tPetr's Episcopal
Church at Ihe cor-nt- of Alachua and
South Ei hth streetLs. behind St.
Pt:-r's Church. The community is
iniwit-d. \ ith special imitation ext-nd.
ed tt his i.rmer Troup Ni89 Boy
Scous There will be an opportunity
for hrief ratl iributi-s by those attend-
inc A riftor.ptiin will ininediately ftol.
lo\ the d.-dication

The Toyland Concert collects and dis-
tributes toys through Toys for Tots.
Admission is free, but please bring an
unwrapped toy.

Winter Rose cantata
Come to the Amelia Plantation
Chapel on Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. to experi-
ence the timeless beauty of the
Christmas Story. The chapel choir and
orchestra will present the Winter Rose,
.by;Jpseph M.. Martin,a. cantatawith rar-
ration that tellsthe story of the life of
Christ, from prophesy to passion.
This beautiful cantata is filled with
traditional carols, newly composed
anthems and simple symbolism. The
orchestrations effectively capture the
essence of Joseph Martin's finely crafted
piano writing, fully expressing the color
and beauty of this musical tableau. Begin
this Christmas season with music at the
Chapel, 36 Bowman Road, 277-4414.
Diaper collection
During the months of November and
December, St. Peter's Episcopal Church
is designated as a collection place for dis-
posable diapers to be donated to Micah's
Place. Place donations in the large."gift
wrapped" boxes in the back of the
church and in the church office, both
located at 801 Atlantic Ave.Call 261-4293
or jsmith@stpetersparish.org.

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 South
Fernandina Beach. FL32034


A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in
America Devoted to Christ. to the Felowship &
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)


rraditionalfamily Worship.. ....830am&llam
ContemporaryWorship ...9:45am in Maxwell Hall
SundaySchoolforallags. .. 9:45am& 11am
Wednesday Dinner(Aug-May)..... 5:15pm-6310pm
D ni..................

In the Heart of Fernondina
9 N. 6" Street
Dr. Wain Wesberry
Senior Pastor
Dr. Doug Ganyo
Associate Pastor
Worship 8:30 & 11 am
Sunday School 9:50 am
Nursery .Children
Youth Adults

"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 Buccneer Tr & Getbmg Road, Ferandina Bch
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 service
36 Bowman Road, 277-4414
OffA'lA at entrance to Omni Resort
Amelia Island Plantation

Rev. Jose Kallukalam
Saturday Vigil Mass- 4 pm& 5:30 pm
Saturday Vigil Mass 7 pm Spanish Mass
Saturday 4 pm- Mass at Yulee United Methodis Church
Sunday Masses Oct-Aril 8 am -9:30 am
11am -12:30pm
Daily Mass- 8:30am Mon, Wed,Thurs & Fri.
6pm- Tues
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6 pm; HolyDay-8:30 am, 6 pm
Conlessions: Saturday 3 pm 3:45 pm or by appt
leone Numbers:r
Parish Olice: 904-261-3472; Fax 804-321-1901
Emergency Number: 904-277-6566

New Vision
Church, uc6
WVorsh ip Sundays
at 10:00 amn
91--74 (.li~t-er HoadJ o n ni ,e
N,. i i.:.nConlgr t*r.llb-MihIl . I
904- 2-15 5 1

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innovativee Sty/a, Contamporary Music,
Pastor Mike Kwlatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KIdKredlble Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
Coiyacbng withl C/htt.
Connecting with People


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

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

20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of All People
Sunday New Members Class 9 am. t
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 10:30 am. every Sunday
Wednesday Noon-day Praver
Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9p.m.Minisrries:
Bus & Van, Couples, Singles, Youth

famy worship center
Sunday Service .... 10:30 am
Bible Study ....... .9:30 am
Wednesday Service... 7:00 pm
85031 Landover Drive
Yulee, Fl


l, istorsAlways Weome!
Doug Sides, Senior Pastor
Morning Services 8115 and 11:00 am
SSunday School 9445 am
Sunday Evenihg 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6 30 pm
Wednesday Children 6:3Q pm
Wednesday Overflow' Youth 6:30 pm
Nursery Provided For All Services
85971 Harts Rd. 904-225-5128
Yulee, FL 32097

Dr. Bill Yeldell. Interim Pastor
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W.dMnd. r.Uo-blp Sappr............. .:00Op
lacouantr Youth Group ........ a:3Qpm-B:o0pm
Wedn.ldly Prayer Sn al. ............ :00pm
736 Bonnievlew Road
Nursery provided
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5 Points Baptist Encounter Youth

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

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
(The Promise Land)
11isyanic 'Ministry
Sunday-11:00 am English
7:00 pm Spanish
Wednesday-7:00 pm Spanish
& English
416 Alachua Street
(904) 349-2595

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Oratory contest
The American Lcgion Post
54 invites all Florida students
in grade 9-12 who arc U.S. citi-
zens or lawful permanent resi-
dents of Florida are eligible
and invited to participate in
the National High School
Oratorical Contest.
There are five levels of
competition: local, district,
regional, state and national.
The first level of competition
has been set for 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Jan. 19 at the Yulee High
School Media Center.
Department of Florida
scholarship awards begin at
$1,000, with the state champi-
on receiving a $1,500 prize.
Top national prize is $18,000.
After the local contest, the
participants that place go to
the district contest in
Jacksonville, held on Jan. 26.
Students should see their
school guidance counselor for
information on participating.
Deadline to apply is Dec. 28.'
For more information visit
and click on "find your state
Peck Head Start
Peck Head Start of
Fernandina Beach/Yulee is
currently enrolling children
ages 3-5 years old. For more
information contact Krishna
Lopez at 491-3631 or 491-3630.
Spanish available.
FCA fundraiser
Drs. Rodeffer, Garner and
Minor Orthodontics will host
a fundraiser at Chick-fil-A in
Yulee today from 5-8 p.m. for
the Northeast Florida
Fellowship oi Christian
Athletes. The first 50 students
will receive a free T-shirt and
a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A
sandwich. A portion of the
proceeds received between 5-
8 p.m. will be donated to the
Fellowship of Christian
Athletes. The doctors and
staff will attend and dine with
the families that come by as
well as FCA area representa-
tive Andrew Baker.
Literacy Family Day
The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens; 829 Riverside
Ave., Jacksonville, presents
Words of Art A Children's
Book Fair & Literacy Family
Day on Nov. 17 from noon to 4
Meet your favorite
Jacksonville authors and illus-
trators while shopping for sto-
rybooks, picture books and
graphic novels. Take part in a'
scavenger hunt, a studio art
project, gallery tours and
Make Art Ndw!'in the gar'-
dens. This annual event will
S also feature hourly celebrity
readings, music by Ajamu
Mutima and a theatrical pres-
entation of Emma's House-of
Participating authors and .
illustrators are: Angela Atkins,
Ann Bonwill, Mims Cushing,
Kathleen C, Dautel, Gigi
Morales David, Cynthia L.
Enuton, Eileen Erikson, M.C.
Finotti, Paul Hayden, M.J.
Hayes, Lou Hughes, Sandra
Michelle Kessler, Laurie Allen
Klein, Rudell Kopp, D.E.
Madzel, Mary Ann Miller,
Nancy H. Murray, Maril
Onnen, Petid Pickette, TL
Randall, Frank Remkiewicz,
Jim Rqoker, Barbara Hage-.
man Sarvis, Barbara G. Spur-
lin, Elle Thornton, Diane Till,
June Weltman and Jane R.
Admission is free. For
more information call The
Cummer Store at (904) 899-
Boy Scout night
Chili's in Yulee will
host a fundraiser night for
Boy Scout Troop 701 on Nov.
19 from 4-10 p.m. Troop 701
will receive 10 percent from
each check as long as the cus-
tonier tells the waiter they
support Troop 701. The
Scouts are raising money to
attend camp next summer and
will have an information table
outside. Ask them for a.flyer
and you will not only be sup-
porting the troop, but also get
free chips and salsa.
Teen Court
Nassau County Teen Court
will be held Nov. 20 at 6 p.m.
at the Nassau County Judicial
Annex in Yulee. The court has

a full caseload of three cases
each night and needs student
volunteers to be on the jury of
peers to help give offenders
fair sentences.
Participants receive three
hours of community service
time, though court lasts only
one hour. Arrive between
5:30-5:45 p.m. to sign in. Court
starts promptly at 6 and end

by 7 p.m. Some teachers give
extra credit for coming, so ask
them before attending. For
information contact Teen
Court Coordinator Charles
Griffin at 548-5611.
Essay contest
Florida Chief Financial
Officer Jeff Atwater has
announced the Florida
Students Save Essay Contest
that will award hundreds of
dollars to Florida students
who present the best research
and planning in response to
scenarios that reflect short-
and long-term financial goals.
The Department of
Financial Services, which
CFO Atwater oversees, is
sponsoring the contest in part-
nership with Florida Master
Money Mentors, The James
Madison Institute and the
Florida Council on Economic
Students enrolled in
grades 9-12 (public, private,
charter, virtual or home-'
school) for the 2012-13 school
year can submit an essay of up
to 1,200 words online at
M for a chance to win a first-
place prize of $250. Second-
and third-place winners will
receive $150 and $50 respec-
tively. Three winners will be
chosen from each of five
regions across Florida: North-
west Florida, Jacksonville,
Orlando, Tampa and South
For details visit www.My
FloridaCF(Y.com/YMM, or
call the Division of Consumer
Services helpline at 1-877-MY-
FL-CFO (693-5236). Deadline
is 11:59 p.m. Nov. 30. Winners
will be announced in
Auditions for "Willy
Wonka," to be presented at
Fernandina Beach Middle
School on Feb. 7-9 and 14-16,
with a matinee Feb. 10, will be
held on Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.-3
p.m. For information contact
the school at 491-7938.
Christmas fun
SOn Dec. 1, Fernandina
Beach Christian Academy will
host its first annual Christmas'
Extravaganza. Enjoy local cho-
rus groups singing Christmas
carols, breakfast from Chik-
Fil-A'and fun activities, includ-
ing visits with Santa and a
Santa Shop where parents and
kids Gan Christmas shop. The
event is at First Baptist
Church on South Eighth
Street from 9 a.m. to noon.
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. Everyone
in the community can play a
role in the event. To register
as a runner/walker, create a
team of runners/ walkers or
support visit http://give.take-
r_id=1142&pg=entry. To vol-
unteer or become a sponsor
contact Jody Mackle at jmack-

Classical Conversations
has licensed communities that
provide a.classical Christian
community for homeschool-
ing families with students in t
grades K4-12. These pro-
grams typically meet once a
week for 12 weeks in the fall
and 12 weeks in the
In addition, there are
spots available for mid-year
registration on a first-come,
first-served basis.
Homeschool families meet
weekly to introduce new
memory work using the
Classical Conversations cur-
riculum. A trained tutor intro-
duces the memory work and
leads the classroom time.
Students participate in a fine
arts project, a science project
and have an opportunity to
practice oral presentation
skills each week.
To learn more attend a
meeting or contact Tabitha at
tabithamudd@yahoo.com or

The McArthurYMCA is
enrolling VPK students at the
Atlantic Kids Campus in
Fernandina. Extended after-
school care available. Space is
limited. Call 583-1608 for
details on this free pre-k pro-

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Dictionary project
"For the past seven years, the Fernandina Beach Rotary Club has undertaken a local service project dear to the
hearts of all its members delivering dictionaries to every third-grade student in Nassau County. The club recent-
ly completed delivery to more than 871 students in elementary schools in Fernandina Beach, Yulee, Bryceville,
Callahan and Hilliard as well as private'academies including St. Michael's, Faith Christian and Amelia Island
Montessori. Members of the club visit each school where they not only hand out dictionaries, but share informa-
tion about Rotary and talk to students about the importance of education and how their new dictionaries can help
them' succeed in school.
For the second year in a row, the Fernandina Beach Rotary Club was honored to have as a partner the Amelia
Island Book Festival, whose contribution helped in the purchase of the dictionaries. Both organizations recognize
that, for some students, the dictionaries may be the first book they've ever owned. To learn more about the '
Dictionary Project and the Fernandina Beach Rotary Club's many other service projects, visit the club's website at
Top, Yulee Elementary students eagerly await their dictionaries. Above left, Fernandina Beach Rotary Club
President John Boylan talks to students at Amelia Island Montessori. Above right, Dorothy Lord addresses Yulee
Elementary students.

During October. Breast Cancer Awareness Month,
Fernandina Beach Middle School raised nearly S50()
by honoring and memorializing someone they knew
with breast cancer. Student council members created
their own pink ribbon and rallied students, teachers
and staff to contribute to the fundraiser. The council
funds were donated to Baptist Medical Center Nassau
for breast cancer awareness.
Above, Principal .ohn Marella, Jenny Kingery,
Baptist Nassau Imaging Department supervisor, and
Mrs. Varela. student council sponsor. with newly'
elected council trembers. Inset, Marnella presents
Kingery with the fundraiser check.

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'Eco-Bot Challenge'
Recently the elementary gifted classes of Bryceville, Callahan and Hilliard celebrated National Science Day.
The theme this year was robotics, which tied directly to the robot curriculum the classes are currently studying.
Students participated in the Eco-Bot Challenge. Every child was able to create and test their very own Edo-Bot.
Margaret Johnson from the Nassau County 4-H spent the day teaching the students about the environment and
how robots are used to clean up after oil. spills. The students were then challenged to clean oil (which was actually
rice) off Bailey Beach. They had to test their Eco-Bots three times and make adjustments to help their robot work
more effectively. Finally, they had to calculate the efficiency of their robot. The students rose to the challenge of
creating innovative robot designs and made barriers to make the robots work accurately.


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take a complimentary tour of
the ACT complex to better
understand the creation of
live theater.
On Nov. 21, the ginger-
bread pirate ship, S.S. Amelia,
docks in the lobby of The
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.
Made from more than 1,200
pounds of sugar and 3,000
eggs, the S.S. Amelia serves
as a festive backdrop for
countless holiday memories.
The ship departs on Dec. 28.
Viewing is free and open to
the public.
Ritz treelighting
Starting at 5:30 p.m. Nov.
21, thousands of sparkling
lights will cast a glow on The
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
during the resort's annual
Christmas Tree Lighting. The
event is a YMCA fundraiser
and includes holiday music
and refreshments. The festivi-
ties conclude with Santa's
arrival and a fireworks dis-
play. Visit www.ritzcarlton.
Pajama Party
The annual Pajama Party
Sale & Contest will be held on
"Black Friday," Nov. 23, from
8-11 a.m. in downtown
Fernandina Beach as shop-
pers dressed in pajamas enjoy
special and discounts along
with fresh juice, coffee and
pastries. Photos of folks ifi
their finest holiday sleepwear
will be taken and prizes
awarded for "Best Dressed"
(group and individual) and
"Most Outrageous.'" Visit
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 choco-
late and other delights, plus
Pirates will assist with toast-
ing marshmallows. Santa
Claus will make his way down
Centre Street to the Christ-
mas tree.on a fire engine at 2
p.m. All are invited to wel-
come him. He will meet and
take pictures with the kids
(and pets) until 5 p.m. for a
do,'n:,ti,*n ,,f ;, p.l ph. ft Th,.-
city Christmas ti o l,, hrlring
ceremnony will br-in at 6:15
p.m. Visit www.ameliaisland.
com. Hosted by the city of
Fernandina Beach.
A Ritz-Carlton treasured
tradition for children of all
ages, Santa's Storybook Tea
beginswith a holiday buffet
featuring tea sandwiches and
pastry selections. Children
are invited to meet Santa and
Mrs. Claus to share
Christmas wishes and capture
the moment with a keepsake
picture. The tea concludes
with Santa reading the classic
Christmas tale of A Night
Before Christmas.
Santa's Storybook Tea is
offered Saturdays, Nov. 24,
Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22, at noon
in the Lobby Lounge at The
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.
Price is $49 per person, ages
6 and up, $10 per child, ages
2-5, includes service charge.
Call 277-1100.
The AIA Arts and Crafts
Fair will be held Nov. 25 and
Dec. 9 and 23 at the Deer
Walk Plaza on AIA, from 1-5
p.m. each Sunday, featuring
artists and crafters from all
over Nassau County. Find bar-
gains in arts and crafts for
special holiday gifts.
Wonderful IUfe'
Amelia Community
Theatre presents "It's A
Wonderful Life" by James W.
Rodgers from the film by
Frank Capra and story by
Philip Van Doren Stern. This
is a heart-warming holiday
classic for the entirefamily
about George Bailey who,
with the help of an angel, dis-
covers what the world would
be like if he had never been.

TOUR Continued from 1A
401 S. Seventh St., home
of Dan and Susan Borge, the
family will decorate as they
do traditionally at
Thanksgiving, with special
touches by Larry Miller of
Island Flower and Garden
506 Cedar St., home of
Art Adams and Melony
Austin, Mrs. Howard, the
Jacksonville firm of Phoebe
123 S. Sixth St., home of
Mark and Cheryl Quinlivan,
ThePlantation Shop.
Tickets for the Holiday
Home Tour are available foi-
$25 prior to Nov. 30 at the

Performances will be Nov.
29-30 and Dec. 1, 6-8 and 13-
15 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 9 at 2
p.m. The theater is located at
207 Cedar St., Fernandina
Beach. Tickets are $20 adult,
$10 student and available
online at www.ameliacommu-
nitytheatre.org, or through
the box office at 261-6749,
open Thursday-Saturday from
11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 90 minutes
before curtain.

The Historic Fernandina
Business Association is spon-
soring a number of holiday
events. The Sounds of Christ-
mas is Nov. 29. Carolers
dressed in period clothing
will fill the air with the sights
and sounds of a Victorian
Christmas. Sweet Treats is
Dec. 6. Enjoy snacks while
looking for that present that is
sure to please. Dec. 13 is
Gentlemen's Night on the
Town. Shops Will have re-
freshments and assistance
available for picking out the *
perfect gift. Dec. 20 is Despe-
rate Discounts, for last-minute
Home tour
The sixth annual Amelia
Island Museum of History
Holiday Home Tour is Nov. 30
and Dec. 1. Tickets are $25 in
advance and $30 on tour days.
Five private homes dating
back to the Victorian era will
be open to the public from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. both days,
dressed in their holiday fin-
ery by professional decora-
tors and florists.
Tour tickets are available
at the museum, 233 S. Third
St.; the Visitor's Center (old
railroad depot), 102 Centre
St.; The Plantation Shop,
Palmetto Walk Shopping
Center, 4804 First Coast Hwy.;
Golf Club of Amelia, 4700
Amelia Island Pkwy.;
Peterbrooke Chocolatier,
1427 Sadler Road; Harrison's
Mercantile, The Shops of
Amelia Island Plantation, 6800
First Coast Hwy.; and Lindy's
Jewelry, 202 Centre St. Online
visit ameliahometours.com
-and click the "tickets" banner.
For information about the
tour; the holiday luncheon
both days at Joe's 2nd Street
Bistro and the new "Creating
Christmas with Brett" work-
shops, il1 n, 1.7378.
No Room at the Inn
A variety of Nativity scenes
will be on display in the
Sanctuary of Memorial
United Methodist Church and
the Partin Center at 601
Centre St. from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. in con-
junction with the Holiday
Home Tour. Refreshments
will be served and Christmas
music provided. Admission is
free. Donations will be made
.to the Homeless Coalition in
Nassau County.

First Baptist Church will
.host an elegant night of
Christmas mdsic with the
"Amelia Island Christmas
Spectacular," featuring
orchestra instrumentalists
and choral singers. This two-
night event will be held Nov.
30 and Dec. 1, with encore
performances planned for
Dec. 7 and 8. Invite your
friends and neighbors.
First Baptist Church is
located at 1600 S. Eighth St.
Call 261-3617 or visit
FBFirst.com for information.
Annual craft fair
The annual holiday craft
fair will be held Dec. 1 from
10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center in
Fernandina Beach. See the
works of Billie McCray (aka
"Bird Lady") and many other
vendors with unique items
and good prices.
The Fort Clinch State Park
will hold a Union Holiday
Encampment Dec. 1-2 as vol-
unteers in Civil War-era cos-

Amelia Island Museum of
History (261-7378, ext.100),
the Amelia Island Visitor's
Center, The Plantation Shop,
Golf Club of Amelia,
Peterbrooke Chocolatier,
Harrison's Mercantile,
Lindy's Jewelry, or online at
ameliahometours.com by
clicking the "tickets" banner.
Round out your Holiday
Home Tour day by purchas-
ing advance tickets for
Creating Christmas With
Brett at 9 a.m. at the museum
for $10 and a special luncheon
at Joe's 2nd Street-Bistro for
$18. Call or visit the museum
for more details now as seat-
ing is limited for both events.


The Fernandina Beach Kayak Club, in partnership with the Marine Corps League,
hosted the third annual Toys for Tots Kayak Paddle Nov. 3 at Lofton Creek. The event
was open to the public with a donation of a new toy and included an easy three-hour
paddle on the tannic stained Lofton Creek. Above, donations await delivery to Toys for

tumes decorate the fort for
Christmas. Volunteers place
fresh greenery on the mantle,
put up and decorate a period
Christmas tree, and portray
daily life as it was in the win-
ter of 1864. The ladies string
berries and popcorn on the
tree while fires burn in the
fireplaces and soldiers answer
questions about what it is like
to be stationed at Fort Clinch.
For details call 277-7274, or'
visit www.floridastateparks.
Parade for Paws
Nassau Humane Society
will host the 13th Annual
Parade for Paws on Dec. 1 at
the Old Railroad Depot in
downtown Fernandina Beach.
Walk half a mile along Centre
Street, beginning and ending
at the Old Railroad Depot.
Enjoy fun activities before and
after the parade. Late registra-
tion begins at 10 a.m. and the
parade begins at 11 a.m.
Registration fee is $10 per
dog. Pre-register online at
m/events.html, the Second
Chance Store (321-0022),
Redbones D6g Bakery (321-
0020), or the NHS Dog Park
(491-1511). Awards
announced immediately after
the parade.
Christmas fun
On,,Dec. 1, Fernandina
l-;alC hC it i.ir Academy will
1s-l il- f i a' I rnual Christmas
Extravaganza. Enjoy local
chorus groups singing
Christmas carols, breakfast.
from Chik-Fil-A and fun activi-
ties, including visits with
Santa and a Santa Shop where
parents and kids can
Christmas shop. The event is
at First Baptist Church on
South Eighth Street from 9
a.m. to noon.
Star ornaments
Recycle all those political
mailers make a holiday star.
Enjoy a relaxing productive
day making star ornaments,
books and albums in this one-
day workshop on Dec. 1 from
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Art
Education Center, 18 N.
Second St. all materials pro-
vided. This is a great work-
shop for teachers, librarians,
scrapbookers and anyone
looking for a way to make
inexpensive, handmade gifts
or decorations. Call Eliza
Holliday at 556-2517 or email
her at eliza@letterist.com.
Santa breakfast
A Breakfast with Santa will
be held De 1 from 9-11 a.m.

at ACT, 207 Cedar St. Tickets
are $20 per person and
include breakfast, a Christ-
mas show, a visit and photo
with Santa, as well as, silent
auction opportunities, Every
child will receive a gift Trom
Santa. Tickets can be pur-
chased on the ACT website at
atre.org by selecting'the "act
store" page or by contacting
Shelia at actguild@comcast.
net, or call 261-6749 and leave
a message. Your call will be
return to confirm your pay-
ment and reservation.
Festival ofTrees
Amelia Community
Theatre Guild will hold its
first annual "Holly Festival of
Trees Gala" on Dec. 2 from 6-
9 p.m. at ACT, 207 Cedar St..
Enjoy a fun evening of deli-
cious food, wine, live musical
entertainment and a chance .
to bid on creatively decorated
Christmas trees, wreaths, gin-
gerbread houses and other
auction items. Tickets are $70
per person. Reservations can
be made online by going to
www.4imeliaco mmunitythe-
atresorg and selecting "act
store" or by contacting Shelia
at actguild@comcast.net, or
call 261-6749 and leave a mes-
sage. Your call will be return
to confirm your payment and
reservation. Reservation
deandli c i Nov 17
Christmas Glow
The Annual Christmas
Glow sponsored by the
Woman's Club of Fernandina
-Beach will be held on Dec. 7
from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the
Woman's Club Clubhouse at
201Jean Lafitte Blvd. (behind
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center). Just follow the lumi-
naries to the clubhouse.
There will be face painting,
entertainment and visits with
Safita. Chili, hot dogs, chips
and colas will be served for a
fee. Cookies and punch will
be free. All ages are invited.
For information call 415-1283
or 707-5136.

The community is invited
to An Evening in December
on Dec. 7 and 9 at 7 p.m. at
Amelia-Baptist Church in
Fernandina Beach.
Pam Helton, minister of
music, has assembled a com-
munity choir of 60 singers
and a 15-piece instrumental
ensemble comprising musi-
cians from numerous area
churches. This inspiring pro-

gram of music and drama
tells the Christmas story with
an international flair. Included
are selections as diverse as
Vivaldi's "Gloria in Excelsis,"
Harry Simeone's haunting
arrangement of "Do You Hear
What I Hear," Robert Shaw's
medley of classic European
carols, a collection of carols in
the Celtic style and the rhyth-
mic "African' Noel."
Admission is free. Please
arrive early for best seating.
Childcare through age four is
available with reservations.
For information call 261-9527.
The church is located at
961167 Buccaneer Trail. For
information contact Pam
Helton at 261-9527 or Allen
Lennon at 261-8799.
Yulee festival
The Yulee Holiday Festival
will kick off with the Yulee
Holiday Festival Parade Dec.
starting at 10 a.m. The
theme this year is "A Retro
Rock'n Christmas," with'
prizes awarded in a variety of
categories. Unique vehicles,
marching bands, motorized
floats, animal units and
marching units are-welcome.
Deadline is Dec. 1:
The festival committee
also is seeking arts and crafts
vendors for festival Dec. 8
from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the
Yulee Sports Complex on
Ci,,,dbL. ,d Road. For infor-
rniilih n. Ic.. tact Connie
Daugli ry at (904) 845-3264 or
visit http://yuleehf.wix.
Senior dinner
Southeastern Bank in
Yulee will host its Annual
Senior Christmas dinner from
5-7 p.m. Dec 8 at the Carpe-
nter's House on US 17 in
Yulee. Pick up tickets starting
Nov. 1 through Dec. 6 at
Southeastern Bank in Yulee.
Age 60 and up is free; under
60 is $5 per ticket. For infor-
mation contact the bank at
Winter Rose cantata
Come to the Amelia
Plantation Chapel on Dec. 9 at
10 a.m. to experience the
timeless beauty of the Christ-
mas Story. The chapel choir
and orchestra will present the
Winter Rose, by Joseph M.
Martin, a cantata with narra-
tion that tells the story of the
life of Christ.
This beautiful cantata is
filled with traditional carols,
newly composed anthems and
simple symbolism.. The
orchestrations effectively-cap-
ture the essence of Joseph





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Resort gut-sil and lcals
alike can enjoy, the I anliLktii-
and kick-off th I. holiday sea
son with the festive trc-
lighting on Friday, Nov '-'
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niuntoring and scholar liip
pironiam. Take StoL k in
Chiildren, a publh I'-p iival
p:rtlneiship that is a iir-n
profit organizatlioni that pir'
videos s-chulaiships. mnit-lo(
and hope for a brrttci luturt
to Nassau's most de.-ei line
Guests. families and
members of the ommniurnity
will gather t, enjoy liv,:
enter tainment, holiday stilI
walkers and characters.
trolley train iides. bounce
house. craft inin Santi's
Workshop, cuokir d~ciorat-
ing, pictures with Santa
Claus by Boston
Photography.,and the light-
ing ofa 34-fooI t Christmasi
trer with thousands il htwin-
kling while lights Thlis k-s-
tive celebration will also ica-
ture hot chocolate, holiday
cooki,:-s and food and
drink-s specials availabll- fi>.r
purchase at Marche-
Bur'-tir. Entry is first and
,upen to the public
Vrisibands will be' available
to purchas- for .i10i al
Marche Blre-rte. An'elia's
Signature' Shop and cash
bars to enjoy a coo:.kie. tI
d'-courate, a cLp of' hi t
chocolate, unlimited us.-. ol
the bounce house and mtrl-
!cy rides and one small ci all
in Santa's Wurkshop.
Special guest Santa Claus
will take time out of hIis
bu-y sch he-diule t greet the
children and bear their holi.
'day wishes after hi-s arrive .
on a local fire truck
Santa's elves will be
busy in Santa's Workshop.
helping children :create
thtir holiday crals.
"This is ti uly an ev.nt
that brings out the holiday
spirit in everyone. It is a
great way to celebrate Ithe
joyful season with vour
loved ones." said Paul
Eckert, general manager
for the Omini Amelia Island
Plantation "We are happy
to suppr t Taki Stock int
Children and our local i.,nm-
munity by creating tilis
classic tree lighting the
whole family can enjov
For more information
about the Orni Anirlia
Island Plantation, call l-6()-
The-Omni or visit
www.omniameliaislandplan- i
station corn

Martin's finely crafted piano
writing, fully expressing the
color and beauty of this musi-
cal tableau. Begin this
Christmas season with music
at the Chapel, where all are,
36 Bowman Road, Amelia
Island, 277-4414.

Ylee kolaiday Fesyti al& P ade

Yulee Sports Complex
86142 Goodbread Drive

Saturday, December 8th

10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.

Parade begins at 10:00 a.m. followed by a festival
offering food, arts and crafts, live music and entertainment. ^ '
Have your picture taken with Santa in our Winter Wonderland.

Anyone interested in participating in the parade,
providing entertainment or being a vendor please call
Connie at (904) 845-3264 or email yhfestival(@hotmail.com
Vendor and Parade applications are due by December 1





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102 Lost & Found

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11/9/12. Please call (904)261-7438.
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.
MISSING from Clinch Dr. area. Mini
Australian Shepherd, black with white
& tan, male, 3 yrs old, 32 Ibs, no tail.
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104 Personals

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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 aft dwellings
advertised are .available on an
equal opportunity basis.
If you believe that you may have
been discriminated against in
connection with the sale, rental or
financing of housing, call the
United States Department of
Housing and Urban Development
HUD 1(800)669-9777, or for
the hearing impaired 1(800)927-

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background check and drug screening.
Please email resume to
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'nassauautooroupoicomcast.net or pick
up application at 474361 E. SR 200.
TOP PAY for limited experience.
34cpm for 1 mo OTR exp plus benefits,
new equip & 401K. (877)258-8782,
www.ad-drivers.com. ANF
Resorts location, Yulee area. Hourly/
commission, paid training, 401K, vaca-
tion, insurance, perks. Ed Newman, Di-
rector of Marketing, at (904)540-2314.
Amelia Island Projects
exp and trans required
(904)992-6468 RD Masonry
PAPA JOHN'S in Fernandina is
currently seeking drivers for our local
area restaurant. Drivers must be .at
least 18 years,old, have a valid driver's
license, reliable transportation, current
insurance, and a 3 year MVD. Please
call (904)491-8689 or email
H&R- BLOCK is. looking for
for seasonal employment. Call
(904)261-6942 or 1-866-472-6290.
-is looking for experienced Food and
Beverage staff. Qualified candi-dates must
be enthusiastic and friendly, able to lift up
to lift 30 Ibs, able to stand on their feet for
extended periods of time, and have a
positive attitude. Please apply in person at
2800 Bill Melton Road, Femandina Beach,
FL 32034 or e-mail resume to


S 204 Work Wanted YARD SALE Sat. 11/17, 8am-2pm.
SW54309 Jamie Dr., Callahan (in Deerfield
I-Acres). (F)

Is your chimney a FIRE HAZARD? Get
it cleaned & inspected for a safe win-
ter's burning. Call Lighthouse Chim-
ney Sweeps 261-8163 / 583-1300.

Small jobs welcomed. (904)583-1465

LARGE YARD SALE Fri, 11/16, Sat.
11/17 & Sun. 11/18, 8:30am-4pm.
75241 Edwards Rd., Yulee.
GARAGE SALE Sat. 11/17. 83195
St. Mark Dr., Yulee (Lofton Oaks subd.)
Jeep rims, large women's clothes, baby
clothes, kitchen goodies, toys, above
ground pool, & more. (F)


201 Help Wanted

- Water treatment company seeking a
plumber's helper/service technician for
installations, service and deliveries.
Some basic plumbing and mechanical
skills required. Will train. Applicant
must have good driving record. No
CDL license required. Must be
dependable, customer service oriented,
organized, and possess excellent
communication skills. Heavy lifting
involved. Drug and background check.
Excellent benefit package. Send
resume to: ecowatersquad@aol.com

PM shifts. Clean MVR'druq test. Must
be Island resident. (904)206-2107

to include vitamins, herbs and
homeopathy. Email resume to:

DRIVERS Class A Flatbed -$- Home
weekends, run Southeast US, requires
1 yr OTR flatbed exp. Pay up to
.39i/mile. Call (800)572-5489 x227,
SunBelt Transport, LLC. ANF

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

Fernadna are. Insurance & safety
ware a must. Karen (904)545-5689.

Lea to drive fortevens Transport.
Earn $700/wk. No exp needed. Local
CDL training. Job ready in 15 days
(888)368-1964. ANF

DRIVERS/ Hiring experienced/inexp
erienced ianker drivers. Earn up to
$.51/mile. New fleet Volvo tractors. 1
year OTR exp. reqd. Tanker training
available. Call today (877)882-6537,
www.OakleyTransport.com. ANF

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SJob placement assistant e. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualifi d. SCHEV authorized.

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301 Schools &

trained in months, not years. Financial
aid if qualified. Housing available. Job
placement assistance. Call Centura
Institute (877)206-6559. ANF
Train online for Allied Health & Medical
Management. Job placement assist-
ance. Computer avail. Financial aid if
qualified. SCHEV certified. (888)203-
3179, www.CenturaOnline.com. ANF
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'Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement
assistance. Computer available. Finan-
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FAA approved program. Financial aid if
qualified Housing available. Call
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866)
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program. Financial aid if qualified -
Housing available. Job placement
assistance. Call Aviation Institute of
Maintenance (866)314-3769. ANF

503 Pets/Supplies
kittens. LOST red male Chow named
"Chang"; also lost female Seal Point
Siamese,cat. Call (904)225-9940

601 Garage Sales
LARGE YARD SALE 11/16 & 11/17,
8am-4pm. 673 Grove Park Cir. Home
decor, Christmas decorations, quilts,
coffee makers, ice machine, clothes
mens/womens, household goods.
YARD SALE Sat. 11/17, 8am-2pm.
No early birds. In Yulee, Miner Rd. to
Duane to Renia. Some furniture,
household items, books.

SAT., 8-12 207 Sea Woods Dr. (off
Cedar St. across from Middle School).
Pressure washer (needs .pump), .22
rifle, .22 magnum pistol (picture ID
req'd), scooter, trailer, various tools &
household items. No early birds please.
GARAGE SALE Sat. 11/17, 8am-?.
Rain or shine. 723 N. Fletcher Ave and
E. 4th St. (F)

601 Garage Sales

SAT. 11/17, 8AM-4PM 96038
(laple Ct., Otter Run subd. Many items.
Christmas decoration, dishes, furniture,
& household items, etc. No early birds
SAT. 11/17, 8AM-? Country French
decor, vintage lace, material, sewing
notions, large frames & mirrors, fall
decorations, cookbooks. 91001 Fiddler
Dr., Piney Island.

ques, furniture, tools. Too much to
list. Rain or shine. 5462 Marshview
Ln. Fri., Sat., & Sun., 8am-? (F)

Yard Sale: Sat. 11/17, 9am-?
This year's fresh pecans, cracked &
bagged by us. Come get 'em!
Located.in Deer Walk Plaza,
474380 SR 200-A1A. (F)
SAT. 8/17, 8AM-1PM Mini GE frig.,
bicycle, 2-room tent, home decor.
2761 Ocean Oaks Dr. S. (F)

11/7, 9am-3pm. 85064 Blackmon Rd.,

YARD SALE 96050 Springwood Ln.
(in Spanish Oaks subd. of of Bamwell
Rd.). Sat. 11/17, 8am-12pm.
Household items, clothing, furniture,
toys, & much more. (F)

SAT. 11/17 '- 7am-noon. 2131
Inverness Rd. Household goods,
electronics, tools, means long Levi's &
Dockers 36 x 36 & XL shirts. Women's
and teen girls sz small clothing. Queen
size box spring, mattress, headboard &
frame. (2) 09' Harley Davidson touring
seats plus assorted Harley Davidson
308 SIMMONS RD. off Amelia Pkwy
or Bailey Rd. Fri. 11/16 & Sat. 11/17,
8am-3pm. Lots of stuff! Clothes,
shoes, jewelry.
YARD SALE Fri. 11/16 & Sat. 11/17,
9am-2pm. Assortment of household
items, clothes toysy. 94107 Limpkin
Ln., Fernandina Beach.
FRI. 11/16 & SAT. 11/17 8am-
1pm (no eariy birds please). Bicycles,
golf clubs, furniture, & more. 1659 N.
Fletcher Ave.
GARAGE SALE 1 day only sale Sat.
11/17, 8am-2pm, 95599 Karen Walk.
Bikes, antiques, DVDs, collectables,
furniture, many make offer items,
angel/doll collections, tools. All must go!
HUGE YARD SALE 101 S. 18th St.
Fri. 11/16 & Sat. 11/17, 9am-? and Sun.
11/18, 11am-? Baby items, household
items, games, books, & more.
YARD SALE Fri. 11/16. & Sat. 11/17,.
8am- Tools fishing gear, household
items, furniture, baby clothes, plants, etc.
85115 Jamie Rd., Yulee. Follow signs.

Star Wars & other collectibles, Thirty-
One & Vera Bradley (NWT & like new),
bath & kitchen accessories. Clothing:
girls 8-14, Jr girls s-xl inc several
formal/prom gowns, ladies plus, men's..
Games, movies, book's; stuff for girls,
air hockey table, 2 bikes (like.new),
Christmas trees & accessories,
computer, printer, other electronics,
vacuums, tools, golf bag, & more. Fri,
Sat, Sun, 8am-? Meadowridge Ct. in
Meadowfield subd. off A1A in Yulee,
look for signs.

601 Garage Sales

11/17, 8am-12pm. 211 S. Wolff St.
Furniture, couch, swivel rocker, dishes
& antique grape (Poppytrail) service for
8 + serving pieces, hardware, tools,
misc. household items, books, holiday
decorations, clothes,

THURS. 11/15, FRI. 11/16 AND SAT.

602 Articles for Sale
LANDSCAPE TRAILER 5 ft. x 14 ft.,
$750. Villager wood stove, $150. Fall

GUN SHOW Nov 17th & 18th. Prime
Osbom Convention Center, 1000 Water
St., Jax. (1-95 south to exit 353A,
Forsythe St.). CWP classes 10:00 &
1:00. Admission $8.00. Free Parking.
Info Cliff Hangers (386)325-6114.

PLANTS & POTS 30 gallon lemon &
lime trees, bromeliads, ferns & others.
0160 or 261-5081. (Yulee)

612 Musical Instruments

PIANO Mahogany Spinet Acrysonic
by Baldwin. $550. Beautiful sound. Call

618 Auctions
to be considered for Art Auction
consignment. 11/17 & 18, noon to 5pm
at Baterbys Art Gallery, 9101
International Dr., Ste. 1008, Orlando,
"FL 32819/. Call (866)537- 013 or visit
www.Baterbys.com for more info. ANF

624 Wanted To Buy
jewelry, Estate pieces, gold, coins,
diamonds and other antique jewel-
ry. Call 321-0907 or 753-1058

804 Amelia Island Homes

3BR/2.5BA CAPE COD in south
end, 2.5 car detached garage, on gulf.
No HOA fees. Private, near beach.
4834 Why Road. $395K. 904-410-4904

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

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



811 Commercial/Retail

YULEE, FLORIDA Local Business
Properties 1 acre w/;500sf building
$350,000 or possible rental. Also, 1
acre w/well & power pole, zoned CI,
$109,000. Call (904)704-1933.

817 Other Areas
owned assets in GA, NC, TN. 11/27 @
6pm, Lithia Springs, GA: 11/28 @ 6pm,
Ellijay, GA. Online & live bidding. GAL AU-
Co002594, NCAL8935, TN5733
RowellAuctions.com (800)308-6473. ANF
land ready to move in. Great value.
Approx 1500 sq. ft. 3BR/2BA. Serious
offers only. No renters. Call (850)308-
6473. ANF

852 Mobile Homes
campground. Weekly or'monthly. All
utilities & WiFi included. (904)225-5577.
RV to live on a campground for $425/
mo. All utilities included. Ask about
senior citizen special. (904)225-5577.
remodeled 2-3 bedroom SW in Yulee.
$600-$750/mo., water inc. 50x100 lot.
RTO avail. Call (904)501-5999.
2BR/1BA SWMH in Blackrock area.
Service animals only. W/D, huge
privacy fenced yard. $750/mo + $750
HOME Yulee. 86093 Kutana Dr.
Clean & bright. $695. Go by, then call
OFF ISLAND N'ville, clean & remod.
3/2 SWMH,' $750/mo. + dep. ON
ISLAND eff apt. at the beach & 1BR,
121 S. 14th, $225/wk. (904)261-5034
Nassauville. $600/mo + $600 deposit.
Call (904)261-6703
3BR/2BA DW backs up to lake.
$875/mo. + $500 deposit & references
needed. Call (470)216-7113 -or (478)

856 Apartments

SMALL 1BR 200 feet from beach. No
smoking. $650/mo. incl. water + $500
deposit. Electric 'paid by renter.
References. Call (904)335-1665.
lease. Terrazzo floors, ground floor.
Sewer, water, garbage, W/D Included.
$900/mo. (904)556-5722
Affordable Living Rent from $561-
&747 for eligible persons/families. 1 &
2 Bedrooms. Post Oak Apartments
(904)277-7817. Handicap Accessible
apartments available. *This Institution
is an equalopportunity provider, and
employer. TDD: 711
1BR/1BA APT- 1 yr lease, N Fletcher,
short walk to beach. $800.00 month +
security. No smoking, service animals
only. Utilities included, tenant pays
electric. 904-753-1278

857 Condos-Furnishe
Model gated, lakeside community
with 24/7 fitness ctr, resort-Atyle pool,
tennis & more! Call Tammy at
(904)415-6969 for a showing.

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

1858 Condos-Unfurnished 864 Commercial/RetailI

floor. W/D included. New paint & tile
floors. Gated community w/amenites.
$925/mo. Contact John 904-386-6288.

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

2BR/1BA, ground floor. Pool, tennis,
clubhouse, 1 block from beach. Year
lease. Deposit. $895. (904)261-5630

860 Homes-Unfurnished
Great location. Fenced backyard, 2-car
garage. $1200/rio. + dep. Water &
sanitation included. (904)430-7432

2BR/2BA Quiet, private, washer/
dryer hookups, pool, jacuzzi, deck, on
1 acre. (904)548-7159

garage, all appliances. Access to
beach, pool, tennis. Gated community.
$1600/mo. 1 yr lease req. 321-1713

AMELIA PARK Garden district home.
3,000 sq ft, no smoking. 3/4 bedrooms
3 1/2 baths, $2,200 a month. Call 553-
4380 for more info.

Duplex, 3BR/1BA, newly refinished tile,
granite kitchen, all appliances, W/D,
huge deck. Deposit, references.
$1500/mo. incl. until. 6mo-lyr lease.
2337 S. Fletcher. (904)583-2599

2BR/1BA Den, carport, large
workshop, back patio with brick BBQ
pit, fenced back yard. Call after 3pm.
491-5282 $800/mo, 1st and last +

1860 sq. ft. 95130 Village Dr.
Fireplace, lake view, garage.
$1475/mo. Call (904)923-7637.

4BR/3BA HOME in Amelia National.
Separate LR/DR/GR. Golf & water
views. $1750/mo. (904)335-0583.

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

.863 Office

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

SPACE available on busy 14th St.
mall. Annual lease @ $12 per sq. ft.
Call now to see (904)753-0257.

866 Wanted to Rent
LOOKING FOR dog friendly, small
hose furnished, cottage, cabin or
carriage house to rent from December
1 thru April 1st. Up to $700/mo. Call
Bruce at (828)989-7771.

902 Trucks
FOR SALE 2000 Mazda B3000 Pickup
Xcab, V6, auto., 158K miles, extras,
runs good, $3000. Frigidaire 25 pint
room dehumidifier, like new, $40 cash
only. (904)229-6893

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*2500 First Avenue 2BR/2BA apart-
ment with single car garage, small deck,
office/bonus room, tile and laminate
flooding, second floor with just a peek
of the ocean! $1,200/mo.
305 S 17th Street, 2BR IBA house
$850 a month + utilities
2377 S. Fletcher 2BR IBA half of
duplex $890 a month includes water,
sewer, and garbage
L-2 Forest Ridge 2BR 1.5BA town-
house, furnished, $1250 a month
includes water, sewer, garbage, and elec-
tric. 11% tax for less than 6 months.
2BR/IBA Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher.
Across the street from the beach.All
until, wi-fi,TV & phone.
S3BR/ 3BA townhome, in Sandpiper
Loop $1450/wk plus taxes & cleaning
STwo 800sf Office/Retail spaces, can be
joined for one. 1,600 sq ft space. AIA
next to Peacock Electric $12/sq. ft +
CAM andTax
*Amelia Park Unit B -ismall office (2
rooms) with bath, 576 sq. ft. $ 1050/mo.
+ sales tax.
Five PointsVillage 1,200 sqft.AI A/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.
+ 7 .utilities. ..
-1839 S.' 8th 'Sr. adjacent to-'Huddle
'House, 1,800 sq.ft. $1700/mo. lease +
tax. Sale also considered.



1130 sf. 2BR/2BA Occ:lnfromr and fully furnished
si-\li floor condo. Large Living. Room and D)ining
area wirh all furnishings and T. Master Suite wirth
pri\ ate barll and views of the tlantic. (Guest room
"vithl iin mbeds. 1.arge private prioo. Cuomrmunit
Pool. \\Iatr incluhied. N Pets. On Island.

1983 sf. 3BR/3BA Northend coidolmnirTiumi just ai
Sulck stroll lfrom the beach. Tiled throughout and
\ilh ocean views from rhe Master Suite balcony.
:[MastIr located upstlisrs witlh guestt rooms down.
Colmtmunityl pool. Pets ok. ()On Island. S1,647/imo

1541 sf. 2BR/2BR town home in rhce ated
Summer Beach conmmunitv of I prison Point. 'Filcd
throughout the ivintg Room (wirh fireplace) opens
to the Kitchen and' Brcakfast nook for a clean
spacious lee)I. aster Suiie features double vanity
nd septalrate gardcln tuib and shower. Large screened
porch ou side and one car garage. Pers ok. On
slantd: Sl.L4'T/9mo

2552 sf. 4BR/2.5BA large two story house on a
corner lot isn Car-esian Poinl, Well appinled kitchen
with center island overlooking the family room.
Fully fenced big backyard. Location is convenient to
Kings IBa, Jaclksonville and Amelia Island. Pets OK.
Off' Islaud: S 1.347/mo

1456 sf. 2BR/2BA immaculaCte newly renovated
Omni Amelia Island 'I ,,1,i 11,. ll located on (he
Fairway! New updated Kitchen with all new
appliances. Generous living space svith
Liv.ing/Dis)ing Room combined. Master sure with
private bath. Optional AIP membership available.
W'aslhir & Dryer included! Pets ok. On .Island.

2000 sf. 3BR/2BA home on an acre lot.' Fully
fenced backyardl with shed. Womd and tile
throughout main living area. Cusiom paint and
upgraded Kitchcn with polished concrete counter
tops and Breakfast area. Large bedrooms; separate
Dining Room anda I ,iving tRoom with Fireplace.
Sunroomn outside, Fenced backyard with boat gare.
Pets ok. On Island. l$1,247/ino" /

1725 sf.. 3BR/2BA. open floor plan Florida style
liomne in Ti'ibercr:cck. Bright, large rooms and
kitchen overlooking living area with plenty of
cabinet space. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,247/mo '

1858 sf. 3BR/2BA house in Timbercreek
Plantation. Corner lot with lai'ge baclkarcd. Custom
pain lihroughoui. lUpgradcd Kitchen with tile floors.
Ilu"ge Master Suite with separate, rub & shower.
1i i ii,,i .1 & security systems. Dogs ok. Off Island.
S1 -I-, rioe'

1451 sf. 3BR/2BA single family home' in Pirares
Woods off Sadler. Wooden floors throughout main
living area and raised ., il;n,. Fireplace in Living
Roomi. Kitchen and '.'.", r.i Breakfast .*area
overlook Living Roomt. Master suite with shower.
Large lackyard. Pers ok. On Island. Sl',197/mo


1922 if. 3BR/2BA house in Cartesian Poirte.
Lart'e family room with separate den or office.
Brii 1g opeti cat in kitchen with view of pond.
Sccittrli system and irrigation. Paver driveway. Pets
ok. Ot lsland.S1,197/mo

1076 sf. 2BR/1BA 1941)'s era cottage located on
the end of a quite circle off 14th street. Vintage
charm with modern conveniences. Living/Dining
Room comlbo. lHardwood floors in the master
bedroom. Updated kitchen. Plus large and lush
garden thr hou thehouh entire backyard. Pets ok. On
Island. Sl,0,l)?/m

1213 sf. 3BR/2BA well maintained home in
H-lerbn Isles. Well appointed eal-in Kitchen
overlooking generous ltamily Room. Ceiling fans
throughout. Tl\vo car garage. Good size Backyard
overl ikiiu g pond. Iawn care included. Pes ok.
Off Island. S1,197I/mo

1008 sf. 2BR/1BA home with hardwood floors;
thr ourghou plus a pool! Recently updated
thr iughout! Study with built in bookshelves. Pool.
& la.i;n care. Pets ok. On Island. S ,147/mo

1922 sf. 4BR/2BA house with large rooms in
Cartesian Pointe. Bright open eat-in Kitchen
overlooking generously sized Family Room. Tvwo
car Garage and partially fenced backyard. Pets ok.
)ff Island. S 1, 147/mo'

1373 sf. 3BR/2BA upstairs townhouse in gated
Stoniey Creek. Large open floor plan with ,n ge
Kitchen and Center Island plus Breakfasr Area.
Master Suite has a big walk-in closet and separate
shower/garden tub. Screened porch overlooks
wooded area and pond. One car garage. Small dog
ok, no cats. Off Island. SI,147/mo

S1750 sf. 3BR/2BA house on large lot in quiet
neighborhood. Wood floors throughout. Plenty of
cabinets in Kitchen overlooking Family Roorm and
Dining Room. One car garage \wit unfinished
Storage Room above. Large bedrooms. Pets ok.
O)ff Island. S1,147/mo

1400 sf. 3BR/2BA Island 'Townhome located in
the heart of Amelia Island on a quite cul-de-sac.
Close to the Fernandina Beach Nfiddle and High
Schools. L.ow maintenance landscaping. Master
down with ceiling fans in 'hl Bedrooms. faultedd
ceiling in 2 story Family Room. Office/loft area
overl soking Family Rooin. One car garage. Washer
and dryer: Pets ok. On Island. 5 1,i''' /nio

1143 sf. 2BR/2BA upgraded Amelia I.akes condo
with custom paint,wood floors, granite, fixntres
and washer and dryer. This 2nd floor unit is within
easy walking distance to pool and other amenities.
Pe'r ok. Off Island. :.''-I mio

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Large 2-story pool home with a
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Downstairs MBR suite, 3-car side
entiy garage.

#57792 $449,000

Beautiful 1.06 acre riverfront
property has almost new cov-
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head across river frontage.
Small home w/deep well &
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Blackrock Road $37,000
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Callaway Drive $23,500 Napeague Drive

Duck Lake

$162,500 North Hampton Way

East SR 200 (Comm) $425,000 Parrish Drive
Green Pine Road $35,000 Sail Wind Way

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* 2146 Natures Gate Court North (Natures Gate
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* 5462 Marshview Lane (Florence Point Subdivision)
1895sf 3BR/2BA, Rustic home with wood floors and wood
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* 9531 Hildreth Lane (Azalea Pointe Subdivision) 2668sf
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* 97364 Pirates Point Road (Pirates Wood Subdivision)
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* 86004 Cathedral Lane (Lofton Oaks Subdivision)
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Theater to auction

celebrity props

ST MARYS (;a.- If you're
looking for a grr(at conversa-
tion piece to grace your busi-
ness or hom.', be sur-e and
attend the auction Saturday tit
Theatre by the Trax in St.
Props and other items used
in the filming of Royal Pains
and Iovw'Town USA will be
auctioned off 1.,Il- i ili props
from recent theater produc-
According to Theatre by
the Trax owner Doug Vaught,
there are more than 200 items
that will be auctioned off at
the theater, 1000 Osborne
Road in St. Marys.
"We have props used by
the stars of Royal Pains during
their filming here in March,"
Vaught said. "I think people
will get a kick out of seeing
how St. Marys was made to
look like The Hamptons and
will find an item that interests
them enough to want to take it.

Items from the filming of
IovweTown USA will also be on
auction as well as some inter-
esting props from shows that
include "The Fantasticks,"
"Man of La Mancha" and
"River of Life."
"The auction will give the
people of Camden an oppor-
tunity to own a piece of histo-
ry," Vaught said. "We expect to
have lots of people who have
fond memories of their work
as extras on the set to bid on
keepsakes that will help them
re-live their own celebrity
According to Vaught, every
item will be authenticated. For
more information, call (912)
552-5559. The auction starts
at 2 p.m. on Saturday and
doors will be open one hour
prior for viewing. Proceeds
will be used to help enrich the
performing arts experience in
Camden County.

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Art & dining:Amelia'sfavorite pastimes

For the News-Leader

In addition to enjoying
Amelia Island for its natural
beauty, residents and visitors
alike discover that the island is
filled with talented artists,
delightful bed and breakfast
inns and a variety of dining
options. Memphis resident Joy
Bateman, author of The Art of
Dining series, saw potential for
a new book in her series when
she first visited Amelia Island.
"When local resident Mark
Kaufman was at a conference in
New Orleans and discovered
one of my books, The Art of
Dining in New Orleans, he con-
tacted me through my website
and suggested Amelia Island,
as a worthy addition to the
series," notes Bateman. With a
love of the beach, the sun and
shrimp, Bateman took a break
from her sales position with
Memphis Magazine to assess
the potential.
"What I quickly discovered
was a charming, delightful culi-
nary town with more restau-
rants and great food than I ever
imagined," explained Bateman.
With a background in writ-
ing and illustrating, Bateman's
first project celebrated her
hometown with The Art of
Dining in Memphis. Spotlight-
ing that city's eclectic array of


The Art of Dining on Amelia Island by Memphis
author/artist Joy Bateman features local recipes along
with renderings of island life.

restaurants- from dry rub bar-
becue to fine dining she
began by observing the setting,
the food and the people, then
captured that same spirit in
artistic renderings. Later, she
paired the artwork with recipes
provided by the owners to cre-
ate a two-page spread for each
restaurant featured in the book.
While visiting Amelia Island,
Bateman savored her experi-
ences visiting venues such as T
Ray's and LeClos, Baxter's and

Bar Zin and points in between.
Bateman painted her way from
one end of the island to the
other, depicting shrimp boats
and pirates, courtyards and
front porches, plus numerous
plates filled with culinary treas-
ures carefully created by local
"Perhaps because Amelia
Island is so intimate; and
unique, it has grown very dear
to my heart," says Bateman.
"The people make all the dif-
ference. Amelia Island has a
community to be proud of -
great cuisine and kind people.
As a foodie and food writer,

Release party
The Book Loft invites the
community to meet Joy
Bateman, author and illus-
trator of The Art of QDin',,j
on Amelia Island, to cele-
brate the release of he'lat-
est edition to The Art of
Dining series tonight from
5:30-8 p.m. at the store,
214 Centre St. Come taste
foods from various restau-
rants, diners and inns fea-
tured inthe book, sip a
glass of wine and meet the
author at this free event.
For information, call 904-

what more could one ask for?"
The book she created as a
result of her visit features choic-
es for casual as well as fine din-
ing, bed and breakfast inns,
bakeries and more.
The Art of Dining on Amelia
Island will officially be released
at the Book Loft on Centre
Street which is sponsoring a
book release party, featuring
food and wine from featured
restaurants, from 5:30 to 8 pm.
tonight: Bateman will be avail-
able to sign copies of her book
at both events.
When friends and family
receive a gift copy of The Art of
Dining on Amelia Island, they'll
really look forward to visiting
and taking in our culinary treas-


THE DUflrn Ir s






5 i_' 1I i l ii .iLi i.':
Friends of the Library members Bruce:Morrison and
Jeanie Taylor beside the new book drop at the Peck
Center. Below, readers browse the stacks at.the FOL's
"recent book sale.

FOLbook sale

raises over $8300

S Area residents showed their
1pve of reading and support of
the library by purchasing
$8,353 worth of books at the
Friends of the Library's recent
book sale, contributing 15,000-
plus books and materials, and
volunteering long and hard for
months to make the sale a suc-
."People always compliment
us on how well our sales are
organized," says Gigi Feazell,
FOL board member and vol-
unteer chairman. "It wouldn't
happen if we didn't have so
many wonderful volunteers.
The sorters'need special thanks
because they work for months
preparing for the sale. Anne
Sparkle and Jeanie Taylor are
the leaders extraordinaire and
Verne Samson does the incred-
ible job of sorting the youth
books and knowing which book
is suitable for which age. Pat
Henderson sorts and then does
all matter of things to get ready
for the sale like making signs,
etc., and there are so many oth-
On the days of the sale, 51
volunteers served as cashiers
and merchandisers, many
working more than one shift
and some, every shift. Nine stu-
dents from Fernandina Beach
High School helped on
Saturday and the Nassau
County Sheriff's Office provid-
ed crucial, help getting the

books up to the gym and the
leftovers back down after the
sale. Lots of organizations pro-
vided tables, boxes and other
support as well.
The semi-annual book sales
raise the bulk of the Friends'
annual grants to the
Fernandina Beach Library. In
the past year, the FOL con-
tributed more than $23,000 to
fund books, e-books and peri-
odicals, databases, network
access and technology includ-
ing databases used to complete
job applications, develop
resumes and take certification
tests for various careers.
The next sale will be March
21-23 and volunteers are
already gearing up: Book sale
chairman, Bruce Morrison,
recently rolled up his sleeves to
build a new book drop for dona-
tions. You'll find his bright red
book house under the covered
walkway on the 11th Street side
of the Peck Center.
Friends of the Fernandina
Beach Library is a 501 (c) (3)
nonprofit corporation whose
main mission is two-fold to
promote literacy and life-long
learning and to advocate and
raise funds for the library. For
information on membership or
events, send an email to
com 'or visit www.nas-
saureads.com and click on
Friends of the Library.