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Alyson Warner, ptq left, admires the flamingo tree Saturday at the Amelia Island Williams House during the annual Holiday Cookie Tour.
Rum Pecan Patties were the treat offered to guests at the Williams House during the tour, top right. Jamie Pitts, above right, points visi-
tors in the right direction during the Williams House tour. Sue Braddock of Micah's Place, above left, greets visitors to one of the cozy
suites at Amelia Oceanfront Inn during the tour. A portion of ticket sales benefited the domestic violence center. Hosted by the Amelia
Island Bed & Breakfast Association, the event featured eight decorated inns and B&Bs, a signature cookie at each stop along with the
recipe to take home.
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She's passionate

about 'her' kids

"You need to be able to multi-task,
work well under pressure and be pas-
sionate about kids," says Fernandina
Beach High School guidance coun-
selor Sarah Coombs.
The list of tasks on her job descrip-
tion is extensive. Among those duties
are guiding students as they plhn for
life after high school, whether that
means college, the military or the
workforce; collaborating with teach-
ers regarding students with special
needs; and working with administra-

tors on many different issues.
"I juggle a lot of plates. I am respon-
sible for the students in the Class of
2013 and 2015," Coombs noted.
Today's students face many obsta-
cles that make it tougher for them to
stay motivated, says Coombs, citing a
higher incidence of dysfunctional fam-
ilies as one of the most detrimental
influences on student performance.
"The biggest reason some kids
aren't motivated to succeed is that
they don't have a steady, stable home
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meet the
needs of all
the students,
to make
sure they
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Michelle Hainley was a 21-year-old
single mother who was outgoing, loved
music and was studying to become a
crime scene investigator when she was
found dead in a Kingsland, Ga., motel
room on Feb. 26, 2008.
She and her 3-year-old son lived
with her mother in Yulee, where
Hainley had lived since the-age of 2.
She worked at a Yulee gas station and
attended Florida
Community College. -
"She was a single
mom, struggling,"
said' her mother,
Linda Johnson, just
after her death. "She
was a good mom ...
her son was her
whole world." Hainley
"I want answers,"
Johnson said then.
"And I want justice done if somebody
did this to her, she didn't deserve that
... she was my heart, I loved her so
Now, more than four years after his
arrest on murder charges, Amos
Southall is set to stand trial in Camden
County, Ga., beginning Monday for
the death of Michelle Hainley.
Southall was arrested in 2008 and
charged with six counts in the death of
Hainley, including murder, felony mur-
der, rape, aggravated assault, posses-
TRIAL Continued on 3A

Clock ticks

on county

fire pacts

.The Nassau County Commission,
has put the county's volunteer fire
chiefs on notice: their vendor contract
expires Sept. 30% 2013.
Commissioners agreed to that dead-
line at Monday's meeting. But they
hope to reach a deal with volunteers
before then, according to a letter to
the chiefs fi-om County Manager Ted
"The goal is to have signed agree-
ments in place by June 1, 2013," the let-
ter stated.
In the meantime, volunteer depart-
ments would continue serving under
their current contract and work with
the county to vet concerns they have
with the revised agreement. ,
"We will be happy to sit down with
each of them individually and discuss
the changes, as was explained at the
last meeting we had," said Selby, who
added that the contract changes are
"relatively minor."
Volunteer chiefs and county offi-
cials have feuded over the revised
agreement, capped by an emotional
special meeting Nov. 7 that
Commission Chair Danny Leeper
ended abruptly with the bang of his
gavel. Since then, he along with Selby
and County Attorney David Hallman
chose to honor the existing contract
and work with individual volunteer
units to resolve their concerns before
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FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 23.2012 NEWS News-Leader

Senior AngelTree
As you begin thinking of
how you will give back this
holiday season, please consid-
er sponsoring a low-income
senior citizen for Christmas.
Purchasing a little something
for one of the Salvation Army
Hope House's 251 Senior
Angels will help bring joy,
hope and a smile into the lives
of those who are often alone
and forgotten. For more infor-
mation or to adopt a Senior
Angel, please call 321-0435 or
stop by The Salvation Army
Hope House at the corner of
Ninth and Date streets.
JOY to the Children
JOY to the Children is
gearing up for its annual
Christmas Day celebration for
Nassau County's underprivi-
leged children and their fami-
lies. If you have the opportu-
nity to give of your time or
money this year, contact JOY
at info@joytothechildren.org
or visit www.joytothechil-
dren.org. Like the Facebook
page at www.facebook.
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 made 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-donatith of
food, money or time totlee
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 during
the holiday season to help
attendees determine what is
right for themselves and their
families. They will learn how

In Loving Memory
of renda

From all your
friends, dealers,
and customers at
AIA Antiques

You were the

breht spt in
every day.

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.m. Dec. 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 shoeparty
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 confiscat-
ed 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 each
resident to eliminate the prob-
lem of missing laces and to
ensure they have a comfort-
able and safe pair of shoes.
There are 116 residents at,
the facility and the cost of the
shoes has increased.
DonatioriStlo hlpifind the
shoes are greatly appreciated.
Send them to Nassau NAMI,
PO. Box 15816, Fernandina
Beach, FL32035. Call 277-
Council on Aging of
Nassau offers an Adopt-A-
Senior program in which
donors identify a particular
service and fund a senior
through monthly contribu-
tions, and also accepts one-
time donations or continuing
contributions on a monthly;
quarterly, semi-annual or
annual basis. Visit https://
cbanassau. cofn/donate/
donor-form to donate and
indicate if your gift is month-
ly, quarterly, semi-annual or
. annual.
A donation of $25 provides
one week's worth of meals to
homebound senior; $50, three
hours of in-home respite care;
$100, an additional hour of
assistance with bathing, laun-
dry, or general housekeeping
for eight seniors; $500, one
week of care for a dementia
client in the Adult Day.
Healthcare Center; $1,000, six
months of in-home assistance;
$5,000, many deserving sen-
iors could receive one year of
U - -

Beware of the

too many salty foods can cre-
ate all sorts of health prob-
lems, including high blood
pressure. But did you know a
lot of common foods are
packed with excess sodium?
It's not just the French fries
and potato chips you need to
be careful with.
The American Heart
Association/American Stroke
Association is increasing
awareness of sodium and the
"Salty Six" common foods
that may be loaded with
excess sodium that can
increase your risk for heart
disease and stroke. It also is
making it easy to find better
options when grocery shop-
ping and when eating away
from home. Simply look for
the Heart-Check when you
see it, you'll know right away
that the food or meal has
been certified to meet the
associations' nutritional stan-
dards, including sodium.
Sodium overload is a
major health problem in the
United States. In a recent sur-
vey conducted by the
American Heart
Association/American Stroke
Association, American con-
sumers understand a small
amount of sodium should be
consumed daily, but the exact
amount is not understood.
The average American con-
sumes about 3,400 milligrams
of sodium a day more than
twice the 1,500 milligrams
recommended by the
American Heart
Association/Ameirican Stroke
Association. That's in large
part because of our food sup-
ply; more than 75 percent of
our sodium consumption
comes from processed and
restaurant foods.
Here's a quick look at the

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Salty Six,
the top
for sodi-
um in

Breads and rolls. We all know
breads and rolls add carbohy-
drates'and calories, but salt,
too? It can be deceiving
because a lot of bread doesn't
even taste salty, but one piece
can have as much as 230 mil-
ligrams of sodium. That's
about 15 percent of the rec-
ommended amount from only
one slice, and it adds up
quickly. Have two sandwiches
in one day? The bread alone
could put you close to 1,000
milligrams of sodium.
Cold cuts and cured
meats. Even foods that would
other wise be considered
healthy may have high levels
of sodium. Deli or pre-pack-
aged turkey can contain as
much as 1,050 milligrams of
sodium. It's added to most
cooked meats so they don't
spoil after a few days.
Pizza. OK, everybody
knows pizza's not exactly a
health food, because of cho-
lesterol, fat and calories. But
pizza's plenty salty, too. One
slice can contain up to 760
milligrams of sodium, so two
can send you over the daily
Poultry. Surely chicken
can't be bad.for you, right?
Well, it depends on how you
prepare it. Reasonable por-
tions of lean, skinless, grilled
chicken are OK but may still
contain an added sodium
solution. And when you start
serving up the chicken
nuggets, the sodium also
adds upi Just 3 ounces of
Frozen and breaded nuggets

Instrument Zoo

needs volunteers

The Instrument Zoo is
seeking volunteer support.
The program sponsored by
the Amelia Residents In Actiori
:for the Symphony (ARIASI
rakes 40 instruniernts into th'-
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 appreci-
ation of music.
The program is staffed by
volunteers on. mornings
scheduled during January and

February. They welcome both
men and women currently
there are 10 married couples
with the group. Organizers
would hope that each com
mittyd volunteer would.give
six mornings over the two
months, but they are nego-
tiable. You do not need to
know how to play an instru-
ment an all-you-need-to-
know, hands-on workshop will
be held in early January.
To learn more, call Barbara
Zacheis, Instrument Zoo
coordinator, at 321-5639, or
Rachel Smith, scheduler, at


The Fernandina Beach
Kiwanis Club meets the first
three Mondays of each
month at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club on Bill
Melton Road for a dinner
meeting from 6:30-8 p.m.
Contact Don Lyons at 432-
8194 or (978) 758-0561

Optimist clubs
The Yulee Optimist Club
meets Tuesdays at noon at
Murray's Grille on A1A in
Yulee. Call 753-0091.

The Fernandina Beach
Optimist Club meets
Wednesday from noon-1
p.m. at the Fernandina
Betch Golf Club. Nov. 28
will feature Mary Moore of
the Salvation Army Hope
Call Bernice Kelley at
261-7923 or Barb Kent at

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Community News:
Monday, 5 p.m.
Letters to the editor:
Monday, 12p.m.

Classified Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m." Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.
Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m. Tuesday, 5 p.m.
Legal Notices: Friday, noon N/A
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The Westside Optimist
Club meets the third
Monday at 7 p.m. at the
Callahan Lions Club. Bring a
covered dish and join the
club as they work with kids
to promote optimism to all.
Call 61318595.

I The Rotary Club of
Fernandina Beach meets
Wednesday from 11:30
a.m.-1 p.m. at the Florida
House Inn on South Third
Nov. 28 will feature Tom
Hughes, president of the
Historic Fernandina
Business Association, with a
local business update. Call
Melanie Ferreira at 321-

The Rotary Club of
Amelia Island Sunrise
meets Fridays from 7:30-8:30
a.m. at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club on Bill
Melton Road.
Contact President
Christal Fish at clfish@bar-
mjlaw.com or visit www.


Excess sodium consumption may make your
face feelpuffy, giveyou bags under your eyes,
increase swelling in your fingerS and make
your jeans look, andfeel, tighter.

can add nearly 600 mil-
ligrams of sodium.
Soup. This is another
one of those foods that seems
perfectly healthy. It can't be
bad if mom gave it to you for
the sniffles, right? But when
you take a look at the nutri-
tion label it's easy to see how
too much soup can quickly
turn into a sodium overload.
One cup of canned chicken
noodle soup can have up to
940 milligrams of sodium.
And remember that soup
cans typically contain more
than one serving.
Sandwiches. This covers
everything from grilled
cheese to hamburgers. We
already know that breads
and cured meats may be
heavy on the sodium. Add
them together, then add a lit-
tle ketchup or mustard and
you can easily surpass 1,500
milligrams of sodium in one
Be sure to keep in mind
that different brands and
restaurant preparation of the
same foods may have differ-
ent sodium levels. Th
American Heart Association
Heart-Check mark whether
in the grocery store or
restaurant helps shoppers
see through the clutter on
grocery store shelves to find
foods that help them build a
heart-healthy diet.
Sodium doesn't just affect
your heart health, but your
physical appearance as well.'
Excess sodium consumption

may make your face feel
puffy, give you bags under.
your eyes, increase swelling
in your fingers and make
your jeans look, and feel,
tighter. In fact, from the same
American Heart
Association/American Stroke
Association consumer poll, 75
percent of respondents stated
that their pants feeling too
tight is their least favorite
effect of bloating which may
be associated with excess
sodium consumption.
Everyone is encouraged
to make small changes to
incorporate healthier food
choices and increase aware-
ness of the importance of
good nutrition. Make a con-
scious effort to eat less sodi-
um. As you gear up for your
next grocery store run or
ordering from the menu,
keep the Salty-Six in mind. All
you need to do to make a
heart-healthy choice is to
look for the familiar red heart
with the white check.
Another helpful tool is the
Nutrition Facts label on the
package and calorie labeling
in restaurants, which togeth-
er with the Heart-Check
mark helps you make wise
choices for the foods you and
your family eat.
Make the effort to choose
products that contain less
sodium. It's worth it! For
more information on sodium
and nutrition visit
www.heart.org/sodium or


Blood drive
The Blood Alliance will
host a blood drive on Nov.
24 from -10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the
Amelia Island Publix. For
more information visit
.,.Guniciusr es I 0.1.-
i i. GaryW:Belson.: :-. ;.
Associates Inc. will hold con-
cealed weapon license cours-
es at 4:15 p.m. Nov. 30 and at
4:30 p.m. Dec. 3, 6 and 11. A
.basic with defensive tactics
course will be held at 7:45
amn. Nov. 24 and Dec. 8 and
22. For details and the com-
plete schedule contact
Bielson at 491-8358, (904)
476-2037 or gbelson@bell-
Baptist Health and the
Cancer Support Community
will present a seminar called
Frankly Speaking About
Cancer: Breast Reconstruc-
tion, on Dec. 4, from 6-8:30
pm in the fourth floor class-
room of the Hill Breast
Center, 1235 San Marco
Blvd. The seminar is
designed to share informa-
tion with women about their
reconstructive options after
breast cancer so they can
feel more confident about
their decisions and more sat-
isfied with the results.
Presenters will include
Ankit Desai, MD, a board-
certified plastic surgeon
with Baptist Health, and
social worker Chelsea
Foote. The seminar also
includes a panel discussion
of breast cancer survivors
who will discuss the choices
they made regarding breast
The seminar is free, but
registration is limited to 35 .
people. To register, call
(904) 202-CARE (2273).
FLT Christmas
Experience a fresh
approach to two traditional
holiday stories at
Fernandina Little Theatre's
presentation of "The





County Judge J.E. Weatherford said the sale of
beer to minors would not be tolerated and
assessed a fine of $250 against a Callahan opera-
tor of a "beer joint."
November 22, 1962

The Florida Highway Patrol was predicting 41
traffic-related deaths statewide over the long
Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
November 26, 1987

NASCAR's Kyle Petty made Yulee one of three
stops on his Key Lime Ride to help fund a camp
for critically ill children.
November 22, 2002

Christmas Carols." Director
and historian Ron Kurtz
reprises his popular reading
of Charles Dickens' The-
Christmas Carol, and an
ensemble of talented actors
introduces a one-of-a-kind
hilarious interpretation of
the classic carol, Good King
. Performances are Dec. 8,
14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. and
Dec..9 and 16 at 2:30 p.m. at
FLT, 1014 Beech St. Tickets
are $10 and available at The
UPS Store in the island
Publix shopping center. FLT
is a small, intimate space,
and patrons are encouraged
to purchase tickets in
advance to guarantee avail-
The Boys and Girls Clubs
of Nassau County
Foundation 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 sec-
ond season of American Idol
and was nominated for a
Grammy in 2003 for Best
Male R&B Vocal
Performance 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 has toured with
Robin Givens in the comedy-
drama "Heaven I Need a
Hug." In 2008, he accepted
the role of Fats Waller in a
national stage tour of "Ain't
Gala details and reserva-
tions are available at -
www.bgcnassau.org or email
Volunteers wanted
The Coalition for the
Homeless of Nassau
County has opened a Day
Drop-in Center that provides
facilities, services and
resources to people experi-
. encing homelessness and
those at high risk of home-
The center provides
services such as showers
and laundry facilities, a mail-
ing address, phone and com-
puter use, help acquiring
needed documents and
referral to local service
The center is located at
the Fernandina Beach
Church of Christ at the cor-
ner of Jasmine and South
14th streets (entrance facing
South 14th Street). Hours
are 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesdays
and Thursdays. To volunteer
or for more information,
contact Mary Clemens at


The New to You Resale Store is an.
excellent place to recycle your household
goods. For info, call: 904.321.2334
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Church Notes:
Monday, 5 p.m.
People and Places:
Thursday, 3p.m.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2012 NEWS News-Leader

TRIAL Continued from 1A
sion of a controlled substance
and distribution of a controlled
Southall has pleaded not
guilty to all six charges.
"It's a long process," district
attorney Jackie Johnson said
of preparations for the trial,
which began as a death penalty
In 2008, Georgia state law
required prosecutors to first
seek the death penalty in order
to obtain a sentence of life with-
out parole. That requirement
was eliminated in 2009 with new

FIRE Continued from 1A
it expires, Leeper said Monday.
Led by Chief David Pearson,
who commands Station 11 in
Callahan, volunteer chiefs have
rejected proposals from the
-county to adopt the revised
agreement, citing clauses that
would involve them deeding
over their equipment and vehi-
cles to the county. Meanwhile,
the.county has insisted that the
contracts are largely the same
and that the goal of both is the
same: ensure volunteer depart-
ments are safe and in sync with
state laws and regulations.
"The board's objective is to
work with your department to
insure compliance with appli-
cable laws and regulations of
the state of Florida, including
certification standards, These
requirements are in the current
agreement and will be empha-
sized in the new agreement.

legislation ,,:
allowing life
parole to be
ly of a death
penalty pros-
Johnson Southall
said she
weighs many
factors when deciding which
avenue to pursue in a case,
including the level of evidence,
suspect's prior record, legal
issues that might arise during
an appeal as well as the feelings

Should you elect to sign the new
agreement, it will necessitate
your department's meeting the
applicable requirements as a
stand alone entity," Selby's letter
Departments unwilling or
unable to meet the require-
ments of the revised contract
would have options to continue
serving as reserve or support
units, alternatively by honing.
their skills as volunteers or help-
ing out Nassau County Fire
Rescue with water hauling and
traffic control.
SBut if volunteer chiefs want
to receive their funding next
quarter, they will need to sign
letters attesting that their
departments are complying
with the terms of their current
contracts, said Leeper.
That condition puzzled
Commissioner Barry Holloway,
who asked if that language gave
volunteer chiefs a 90-day dead-

of the victim's family.
"I take all those into consid-
eration," she said.
Seeking life without parole
reduces the cost of a trial, assis-
tant district attorney Rocky
Bridges said in March. It also
cuts down the amount of paper-
work required for a death penal-
ty case, as the legal process for
such cases can involve numer-
ous appeals.
The state alleges that
Southall raped Hainley before
drowning her inside a motel
room at what was once the
Ramada Inn at Exit 3 off 1-95.
Another man, Kristopher M.

line instead of the six-month
period alluded to in Selby's let-
"If they're not compliant in
the next 90-day period, is all
funding being withheld?" asked
"We approved this first quar-
ter funding. For them to receive
the next quarterly funding, then
they will have to sign a compli-
ance letter stating they meet
the compliance of the existing
contract," Leeper replied.
Volunteer departments each
receive roughly $42,000 annu-
"They stood at a podium last
meeting and said they were in
compliance," he added. "All we
need them to do is give it to us
in writing."
Commissioner Walter
Boatright, whose district
includes four volunteer depart-
ments, made the motion, sec-
onded by Holloway, to send vol-

Robinson, then 25, of St. Marys,
Ga., was later found driving
Hainley's vehicle, a 2008 Dodge
Avenger, and was arrested on
charges unrelated to Hainley's
Johnson said she last saw
her daughter on Sunday, Feb.
24, 2008, when she told her
mother she would be taking
"Kris" home to Georgia and
would be home Monday. She
never came back home.
Southall, then 26, was arrest-
ed in May 2008 in Dade County
and charged with the murder.
Community Newspapers con-
tributed to this account.

unteer chiefs the letter inform-
ing them of the deadline. It
passed on a 4-0 vote.
Commissioner Steve Kelley
was absent.
If individual volunteer units
choose not to work with the
county, said Selby, the board
has other options to end their
current agreement.
'The six-month notice to ter-
minate is one clause of the
agreement, and if they should
not be able to get into compli-
ance, we'll work to get them
into compliance. If they can't
make it, then there are other
avenues to deal with that in the
existing contract as well," he

Brett's, PLaE

to remain open

Brett's Waterway Caf6 at
the Fernandina Harbor
Marina and PLaE restaurant
on Omni Amelia Island Plant-
ation will remain open in their
current locations.
Brett's will* stay open,
according to City Manager Joe
Gerrity, after resolution of a
dispute about who should
pay for deteriorating pilings
beneath the restaurant's struc-
"The understructure direc-
tly under Brett's is the respon-
sibility bfthe group that owns
the lease," Gerrity wrote in an
email. "They are scheduled to
make repairs to that under-
structure starting Nov. 26."
According to an email from
restaurant founder Brett
Carter's secretary Jennifer
Mathews, the restaurant will
remain open while mainte--
nance is done on the pilifigs.
PLaE will continue at its
Plantation location, according
to Mathews and Amy Lacroix,
marketing communications

manager at Omni Amelia
Island Plantation. There had
been consideration given to
another restaurant to replace
PLaE at that location.
Article 15 of the city's lease
with Brett's, written in 1997,
states the restaurant group
must "keep and maintain the
buildings, piers, pier founda-
tions, docks and structures
located on the lease parcel
clean, orderly and in a good
state of.repair."
In 2010, city commission-
ers approved paying $7,000 for
a structural analysis of the pil-
ings under Brett's, but
declined to pay $35,000 for
repairs to the infrastructure.
The building now occupied
by the restaurant was built in
1988 over concrete beams that
originally held up the "tepee"
welcome center built in 1962.
The Centre Street Restaurant
Group, which owns Brett's
Waterway Cafe, hired the
Haskell Co. in 2000 to perform
a structural study, which
showed the pilings needed

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"Additionally, we are
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FRIDAY. Nov\i-.:U.R 23. 2012 OPINION News-Lcader

Pillsbury Doughboy was a crusty guy

Musings, opinions, observa-
tions, questions, and random
thoughts on island life,
Fernandina Beach and more:
Reader Jack Reynolds
ordered a pizza from one of
the island's national chains
recently and after investigat-
ing tells me his request took a
convoluted path before mak-
ing it to his house, including a
trip to India. It seems that a
local "chain" pizza joint's take-
out orders are routed through
a call center located in India
and that they don't always get
it right, particularly local spe-
cial prices, so next time you
call one of these "eat-the-
chains instead of at a local
specialty pizza place, ask for
chutney, curry and vindaloo
I don't get it when 5,000
unionized Hostess bakers,
makers of Twinkies, Wonder
Bread, etc., decide that rather
than take an 8 percent pay cut
they'd rather take a 100 per-
cent cut and throw all 18,500
of their union and non-union
co-workers out of jobs too by
forcing the closure and liqui-
dation of the 82-year-old com-
pany and marking the end of
the line for Ding Dongs and
Twinkles, which probably
gladdens only the hearts of
the wacky food scolds. The
union bosses probably still
have their union jobs but they
certainly baked a heck of a
mess for the workers they
claim to represent, including
the five now unemployed in
Yulee. A judge is puzzled too
and has told the union to
If you want to take a musi-
cal break after yesterday's
Thanksgiving pig-out, head
over to the Dog Star on North
Second Street tonight where
former Gregg Allman band
lead guitar player Tommy
Talton, also of the band
Cowboy, is the headliner
starting at 9:30 and the band
backing him'up being ,
Freddy's Finest. For more
information call 277-8010 and
check Tommy out at
If a monument of David
Yulee is indeed going to be
erected in front of the old
train station, then how about
killing five pigeons with one

own inter-
ests by advo-

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casting for
the Forward
Fernand ina
includes then
opening of
which pass-
es by the
north side of
Tim's Cafe

statue by having him seated
on a three-wheeled bike,
wearing a pair of pajama bot-
toms and a football helmet,
with tattoos on his face, thus
in one fell swoop acknowledg-
ing not only Yulee, but local
icons Pajama Dave; our blues
harmonica playing peanut and
cookie vending pal. Felix;
Derrick Henry of Yulee High
School, who broke the 59-
year-old national high school
football rushing record earli-
er this month; and the island's
original inhabitants, the tat-
tooed Timucuan Indians? So,
to continue beating this dead
horse, since there is already a
town named after Mr. Yulee
why a statue at all? Just won-
If you haven't been
upstairs at the North Second
Street Crab Trap in a while,
then it's time to take another
look, as owner Choo Choo
has rearranged that area with
a bar on the right side of the
top floor that now overlooks
the waterfront and boasts a
really cozy and fun atmos-
phere. Oh, and on any Sunday
you can nab a $20 twin lobster
tail that isn't just one of those
mutant shrimps, but a huge
crustacean that normally
goes for $40, and if you get
there between 5-7 p.m.,
draught beer is just a buck.
Call them at 261-4749 for
hours, etc.
Speaking of upstairs
places, the Pelican Perch, the
Salty Pelican's upstairs bar
overlooking the Fernandina
Beach waterfront, will be
graced with transparent cur-
tains to block the chilly fall
winds blowing in off the river
so football fans can cozy up
under the outdoor heaters,
watch their favorite team,
quaff a few pints of the day,
sample the homemade soups
and stay warm. Specials
recently were clam rolls, veg-
gie and orzo pasta soup and a
pint of Jacksonville Beach's
Engine 15 Hefeweizen for
only three bucks. Oh, and on
Sunday you can you get a
shrimp Bloody Mary for five
bucks.- Call 277-3811 for more.
A letter writer to this news-
paper vehemently attacked
former city commissioner and
restaurateur Tim Poynter on
a litany of items including one
saying he was serving his

and gals that wear the yellow-
ish vests that say "police aux-
iliary" on them that direct
traffic, guide pedestrians and
work all of the events includ-
ing Shrimp Festival, parades,
the Petanque Tournament,
etc., are all unpaid volunteers
who do those jobs because
they enjoy it and are owed a
big "thank you" from all of us
for their efforts. One of my
favorites is Bob Keller, who
artfully directs traffic at the
intersection of Jasmine and
Citrona during the school
hour rush with a flair that is
worth waiting in line to watch.
Fernandina Beach Police-
Chief James Hurley tells me
that this island boats a large
community of retired law
enforcement folks ranging
from former FBI agents to
police officers in major cities,
which is fortunate for all of us
as two of them, Al and Bill-
father and son respectively -
live across the street from me
and are not only terrific
neighbors but also make us
feel very safe. So the next
lime you see those folks wear-
ing the yellow "auxiliary"
vests tell them "thanks" for
volunteering for the Police
Auxiliary Corps (PAC).
* *
Overheard at an area
polling precinct Nov. 6, a
voter slurring out to anyone
in hearing distance, "Hey, I
don't know nothing about
these amendments! Tell me
which ones Obama likesand

died of a yeast infection the
other day, that I thought wa

I'll vote for those?" Geez,
Louise. shouldn't there be
some kind of test in order to
vote, at least a sobriety one?
* *
In a letter to this newspa-
per former interim city man-
ager David Lott announced he
is leaving the island to take a
position at the Federal
Reserve Bank in Atlanta.
Many of us will miss Dave.
He is smart and funny and an
enthusiastic Amelia Island
promoter. Good luck to him
and his family and here's hop-
ing we'll see lots of him on'
return visits.
Amelia Island River
Cruises guide Pajama Dave,
who is, among many other
things, an ordained minister,
will be performing a wedding
on one of the cruises next
June, on one of Captain Kevin
McCarthy's boats that can
carry up to 100 wedding
guests. Now, if the boat slips
over into Georgia territory
during the ceremony and PJ
Dave is only licensed to wed
folks in Florida, is the mar-
riage valid?
* *
Somebody sent me an obit-
uary for the Pillsbury
Doughboy, who allegedly


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amusing and part ol it worth
sharing as follows: "Despite
being a little flaky at times he
still was a crusty old man and
was considered a positive roll
model for millions. Doughboy
is survived by his wife Play
Dough, two children, John
Dough and Jane. Dough, plus
they had one in the oven. He
is also survived by his elderly
father, Pop Tart. The funeral
was held at 3:50 for about 20
minutes." In addition to Betty
Crocker and Hungry Jack, try
to guess the names of the
other food celebrities who
turned out to pay their last
* *
I get emails and this news-
paper gets letters from folks
saying that I've "abused my
position as a columnist" for
stating certain views, when in
fact what I think what they
are really saying is "since
your viewpoint isn't the same
as mine, you're abusing your
Has anyone else noticed
that the sun has rarely come
out since the election or is it
just me?

David N

to get to Front Street and the
waterfront. I sat in the
Karibrew portion of Tim's
eatery the other day and
watched cars having to turn
off of Alachha onto North
Third Street to get to Centre
Street and the waterfront,
thus passing by ample fiee
parking and the entrances to
both ofTim's North Third
Street restaurants, Timoti's
and Cafe Karibo. If the
Alachua Street crossing was
opened he would actually lose
this traffic and the business it
brings, and it doesn't take
much due diligence to see
that. By the way, if you want
to taste some terrific brews,
try Tim's Karibrew, the only
brewpub on the island, and
sample the pilsner, stout or
the third vat that always con-
tains a seasonal brew, Call
277-5269 for details.
You know all those guys

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FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 23, 2012 News-Leader


Natural gas
Ever since the installation of
the gas pipeline on Amelia
Island was begun, I have had
serious misgivings about the
whole idea not only because of
hurricanes but because people
make mistakes, appliances mal-
function, pipes age and degrade
and gas pipelines can then
explode. This has happened
over and over again in the past.
A blast and fire in 2010 in
Southern California killed eight
people and destroyed 38 homes.
In 2011, it happened in
Allentown, Pa., and recently in
Colorado. Did anyone else see
the news footage of the dam-
aged gas lines burning on the
New Jersey barrier island after
Hurricane Sandy plowed
through? They said no one
could get to it to shut it off! And
now the horrific explosion in
Indianapolis over Veterans Day
weekend with residents killed
and their homes turned to ash
and rubble, 29 uninhabitable.
(One of the officials there said
you could usually smell leaking
gas but not always.)

I really think a gas line on a
barrier island is a fatal mistake.
Please do not put it in my neigh-
borhood! And I hope the FPU
planners at least had the fore-
sight to be able to stop the flow
of gas from the mainland in the
event of a major storm.
Maggie Brandon
Fernandina Beach

One thing one can count on
about the Democrats, if they
win, they always overreach. A
recent letter from the Democrat
Party apparatus continues that
tread. Overreaching is one
thing, but a rewriting of U.S.
Constitutional doctrine is quite
another. In this recent missive
he makes some glaring mis-
statements or alludes to factual
assertions which are not accu-
rate as follows:
(The letter writer) alludes to
apolitical notion the U.S. should
redistribute, wealth. I look at
that as theft. There is not one
iota of basis for such a redistri-
bution in our Constitution. In
fact, I would look'toward an

older set of laws on this sub-
ject, the Bible, which clearly
says one should not steal nor
should one covet his neighbor's
belongings. By the way, I would
be on the receiving end of any
redistribution of wealth under
Democrat whims, however, I
try to be moral, ethical and was
brought up to know better than
to take something I did not
work for or which was freely
given to me.
He goes on to mention we
are in a Democratic state.
Maybe he should read the con-
stitution more closely and even
if not he should pay attention
to the Pledge of Allegiance
(interestingly written by a
Christian.socialist) which notes
the USA is a republic. A repub-
lic is not a majority rule state. A
republic is governed by the rule
of law, a democracy by mob
rule. A republic is deliberative
and compromising, a democra-
cy is impulsive and tyrannical.
I am not going to discuss the
rest of his commentary about
climate change and nuclear
armaments as they are too com-
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lican form of government to
deal with them. One proviso
though about these planet-wide
problems: is any change in the
U.S. going to have any effect
upon most other nations? My
sense is not one bit.
Vince Cavallo
Amelia Island

With respect to a letter in
("Election 2012," Nov. 14,)
regarding his commendable
Civic service and another's at
Sthe polls on Election Day, the
educated doctor surely knows
the difference between implied
and inferred. The other, a
woman, apparently said she was
there because "I love my fami-
ly and my country and we are a
military family." To which he
commented in his letter, "This
implied that I... do not love my
family or country." Unless the
doctor possesses the uncanny
ability at actually reading the
lady's heart, mind and soul, he
only inferred, i.e. heard, what he
wanted to hear. Some call that
But if one needs evidence to
support the woman's. possible
assumption that the majority of
our military lean to one partic-
ular side of the aisle, whether
anecdotally or empirically, we
need only to look to the full page
ad in the nation's major dailies
a couple of weeks ago. Some
400 retired flag officers, gener-
als and admirals supported Gov.
Mitt Romney, with their defini-
tion of what they expected in
their commander-in-chief
(nowhere did they use the word
feckless). Did we miss a similar
proclamation in support of the.
incumbent? Sure, at least one
well-known retired general
backed Mr. Obama (who shall
go unnamed), but then General
Benedict Arnold was an
American war hero (at
Saratoga) before he went over
to the "dark side."
Want another data point?
Back in 2000, we heard not
merely inferred a lot of wailing
and gnashing of teeth by the
Gore operatives regarding
straggling-absentee military
votes in the Florida Panhandle.
Yes, a counter-argumeni ili-
year might be Virginia v hI. i
the defense vote was apparent-
ly about 50-50. But as there are
two kinds of people in the world,
those who generalize and those

who don't, and at the risk of
,-.ii I 1. 1III.1; to make another
point, the military is made up of
three classes: warriors, politi-
cians and clerks. It's highly like-
ly that the Tidewater Warriors,
officers and men in their com-
bat fatigues, were offset by the
Beltway officer politicians and
enlisted clerks in their snappy
Class A's.
We do recognize the doctor
as a rightfully proud father and
commend his daughter for serv-
ing in harm's way as a USAF
captain in Afghanistan, whether
a supply officer or combat pilot
who knows what a real flight
jacket feels like, one like John
McCain once wore. (And not
the slick Neiman Marcus
"bomber jacket" seen in all the
photo ops recently.) All
Americans do pray for continu-
ing safe skies for the captain.
Ray Thomas
Fernandina Beach
It has been interesting to
read, watch (various cable sta-
tions) and listen (talk radio) to
the backwash of Election Day.
Donald Trump even called for a
revolution. Freedom of speech
is a right, treason on the other
hand isn't. Actually, if not so
sad, this all would be funny -
but it isn't.
I have read, "God has turned
his back on our country."
Doesn't this sort of go against
the whole "God thing" if you
think about it? God, I trust is,
well, "Godlike" and will watch
over us and allow us the free
choice to vote for whomever we
want without him abandoning
us if our side loses. I really don't
think God belongs to a political
party, and if He did, I bet His
side would win each and every
time. Kind of a real political "fix,"
if you will. We do hear a lot
about our ideals and values
being put forth by our found-
ing fathers in conjunction with
their belief in God which, if you
think about it, is a contradiction
to the thinking of some. If our
founding fathers established a
system where we can-freely
vote for whomever we choose,
and these principles were estab-
lished by those founders in con-
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his "hand of blessing" due to
the political landscape of our
country, as I have read here,

He must have packed up lock,
stock and barrel and got the
first train out of countries like
Iraq, I bya, Syria. Those are the
countries that are blowing each
other up on a daily basis,
women and children seemingly
at the top of their list. I would
bet they would love to live under
our political system. I am sure
they wouldn't think God had
deserted them or go to bed
"crying" should the person they
voted for in a free election lose.
I think they go to bed at night
praying to God not to have them
wake up with various parts of
them blown into different zip
codes. You think God really
cares if Romney or Obama won?
I would hope He loves them
both the same, as well as all
who voted for them or against
them as well as those who
chose not to vote.
By now you must be think-
ing this is just another
SDemocrat or left-wing nut rub-
bing in the victory for Obama.
Come on, be honest, you were
thinking that, weren't you? Well,
you are wrong. Truth be told, I
would have voted for McCain
in 2008 if he hadn't said those
two magic words that sank him
faster than the Titanic. Looking
back and watching what even
McCain's top people are now
saying openly, you will find that
many think Sarah Palin was the
iceberg that sank his ship. I
thought McCain was more qual-
ified than Obama and was better
suited for the job. My fear was,
simply put, should he die, would
I want Palin running the coun-
try? I could live with Biden if
Obama didn't make it, but Palin?
No. Personal choice, not a party
choice. I think Palin energized
the party better than anyone
could. She captivated crowds
and helped solidify the base.
Was she ready to step onto the
world stage and deal with wars
and leaders that have only our
worst interests in mind? Biden
is a schooled veteran of
Washington, a politician who
has spent his life on the Hill and
knows the ins and outs as only
someone with that experience
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A Great Dane and a great dog

oday, I took my best canine friend,
Samson, on his last walk around our
neighborhood and then I released
him at the entryway to the Rainbow
Bridge. I was hoping and praying for a little
more time, but in the end, it just wasn't to be. I
know we made the right decision but I wish it
were a decision we didn't have to make. But I
promised I wouldn't let him suffer and I take
some comfort in knowing that we did what
was best for him, even though it broke our
hearts to do it.
We started noticing several days ago that
Sam's belly was beginning to swell. As it
became more swollen in the past day or so, his
breathing started to become labored. He
couldn't quite get comfortable and groaned
loudly when he got up and down. He couldn't
hop up on the bed anymore in the evenings
with our other Great Dane, Pretty Paige, for
petting and cuddle time with my wife and me.
He started having accidents in the house. We
'didn't scold him for his mishaps but, being a
proud, dignified and properly housebroken
pet, he seemed humiliated each time it hap-
pened. It was like watching an old man slowly
lose his dignity.
This morning, I got up and took Samson
and Pretty Paige on their last walk together
around-the neighborhood. Sick as he was, he
rallied as soon as I mentioned going for a
walk. He jumped around as best he could and
then followed me to the utility room to get his
leash, wagging his tail all the way. But by the

'^e f. time we made it back home,
he was breathing heavily,
f H even though our pace was
leisurely and it was cool out-
side. In addition to his belly
swelling, he was developing
open sores on his head.
".. The Prednisone we were
giving him reduced the
swelling in his lymph nodes
AClUPOF but it was obvious he was los-
JOE ing the battle with the lym-
phoma that was only recently
diagnosed. So after his walk,
Joe Palmer we put him in the car and
took him to the veterinarian
for what was to be his last visit. He normally
just hops into the car. Today I had to help him
get in and I knew then things had gone far
* Dr. Jim O'Brien at Fernandina Animal
Clinic is our veterinarian and he was waiting
for us. At 180 pounds, Samson was too big of a
dog to hoist up onto an examination table, so
Dr. O'Brien's assistant made Samson a comfy
bed on the floor on which to lie while we wait-
ed for him to come into the room. He looked
Samson over and listened to us as we
described Samson's past few days and then,
being the insightfuland compassionate man
he is, told us he thought he knew what we
wanted for Samson.
It takes a caring and compassionate person
to be a veterinarian. Not only must they be

ready to administer euthanasia to a beloved
family pet when the time comes, but they also
have to deal with the pet owner's grief at hav-
ing to arrive at that decision. Dr. O'Brien han-
dles this with all the best qualities of a grief
counselor. Even though it was a hard thing for
us to do, I don't know how we would've gotten
through it without Dr. O'Brien's soft-spoken
empathy and professionalism.
In the end, it was a calm, sweet passage for
Samson. The sedative Dr. O'Brien adminis-
tered Samson relaxed him and made him
drowsy. By the time Dr. O'Brien administered
the medication that set Samson on his trip
across Rainbow Bridge, our beloved pet was
already chasing balls on a beach somewhere
else. Pam and I held him and stroked him and
said our goodbyes. And then it was over.
A friend of mine sent me a note on
Facebook saying all dogs go to heaven
because dogs are naturally good, loyal and
kind. The only bad thing about having a dog is
that we have them for such a short time. How
wonderful it would be if they could live to ripe
old ages like parrots and tortoises. They ask
so little and give so much.
We'll miss Samson but we'll always have
wonderful memories of him, some that will
keep us in stitches for years to come. Now
Pretty Paige lies by my feet alone. I think she
already misses him.
Samson wasn't just a Great Dane. He was a
great dog.


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all controlled by various special inter-
est groups which have their own spe-
cial interests at heart, mostly relating
to profit for those they work for and
not the good of the country. The politi-
cians (both sides) seem to be worried
more about being re-elected than they
do about doing what is best for our
Think about it when Obama was
elected the Republican head of the
Senate, Mitch McConnell, publicly stat-
ed, "My top priority is to make Obama
a one-term president." Statements such
as this set a tone making it even more
difficult for the parties to "play nice." I
would hope any Republican or
Democratic senator's top priority would
be to address the wars, the budgets,
our security, education, health care
and all hose other pesky little issues
that we can't seem to agree on. This
type of dysfunction is just a fact of life
that we unfortunately have to live with
at this point. We need toevaluate all
hose running and in doing so pick out
which crook we like better and vote for
him or her. Party affiliation alone
should not be dictating to us whom to
vote for. When you stand in line behind
an elephant or a mule aiid foll ,,v. rher m
long enough, you are bound to step in
stuff you really would rather not step
in. Voting along strict party lines is like
shopping at Harris Teeter all the time
and not seeing what's on sale at Publix.
Both stores have good merchandise
and goodvalues and ch osing between
them can only be good for each of us,
and them as well.
Where are we now that the elec-
tion is over?
One thing for sure .that the
Democrats have figured Out and the
Republicans have to catch up with is,
the simple fact the country is changing.
Like it or not we are not a white mid-
dle class society that can solely decide
who we elect. We, as a country, don't
vote like our fathers and mothers did:
We, as a nation, have always been
proud that we are a melting pot. Well,
the pot has gotten a lot bigger. There
are many more single women who vote
now, many more non-Christians who
vote now, many more openly gay ahd
lesbians and Asians who vote now and
many more Latinos who vote now.
Interesting fact: white male voters
accounted for less than 35 percent of all
those who voted. How does one party
win over this ever growing and diver-
sified populous? It has become very
clear that throwing money into a cam-
paign doesn't work, as many super
PACs now understand. Does having a
hard line stand on issues such as
women's rights work? Does publicly
stating you are closing Planned
Parenthood work? Does even men-
tioning you want to tamper with birth
control work? Does not accepting gays
as equal with the same rights as evei y-
one else work? Does a hard.:line on
immigration work? Does:taking away
union rights work? Does trying to sup-
press voting rights that Seem to affect
only the blacks and LatiAfbs Work?
Keeping in mind that the percentage of
voting fraud is miniscule? Did the talk
of changes in Social Security and health
care work? The big issue this election
should have been the economy. The
interest in the economy came in sec-
ond behind every other social issue
on the table. The talking points by both
sides on the social issues did bring out
many voters. They voted early and

waited on line for hours to voice their
opinion. Is there a lesson to be learned,
from this?
I am not smart enough to tell the
head of the GOP how to fix this. On the
other hand, I am dumb enough to think
if they don't change their thinking they
will not get many more shots of getting
their folks into office, leaving a very
unbalanced framework in government.
That would be sad, very sad.
The two main party system works
and has worked well since its inception.
One of two things is about to happen.
A third party will be established one
that is more socially liberal, as well as
being fiscally conservative (kind of like
the Reagan years). Or the Democrats
will be like the little rabbit in the bat-
tery commercial, you know, the one
that'keeps going and going and going.
This wouldn't be good. Not many
Democrats will agree with this, nor
would Republicans had Romney won.
The simple tr-uth is we need both par-
ties to be strong and competitive. We
need the views of both sides, we need
the debates in Washington that have in
the past ended with that dirty word, the
words both sides need to go home and
write 1,000 times on a piece of paper
and bring it back to Congress and read
'aloud to all compromise.
Tony Crawford
Fernandina Beach

Un-resolvable problem
The conflict in the Middle East, aka
Palestine, has been going on for
decades. There will be no winner in
this current skirmish either as neither
side wants to give up anything to the
other party in order to have peace.
Unfortunately the average American's
understanding of the conflict in
Palestine can fit into a thimble with
room left to accommodate a finger.
You can decide which finger.
Palestine, as it is identified in most
Arab textbooks, was an artificial coun-
try that was created by Great Britain,
with the consent of the League of
Nations, at the end of World War I.
Palestine was the area that was locat-
ed primarily west of the Jordan River.
The land east of the Jordan River was
known as Transjordan. In 1946,
Transjordan became the independent
country ofJordan: British control of the
remaining area of Palestine ended on
May 14, 1948. The nation of Israel was
recognized by the U.S., the USSR and
other countries as a free and inde-
pendent nation that same day. The next
day troops from various Arab coun-
tries invaded Israel. Although the
shooting war that began on May 15,
1948 has had numerous, and some-
times lengthy, ceasefires, thei-e has
not been a lasting peace in the Middle
East since 1948.
Since 1948, Israel has fought several
wars with neighboring Arab states. As
a result of the Six Day War in 1967
Israel occupied the West Bank, seized
from Jordan, the Sinai Peninsula and
the Gaza Strip, seized from Egypt, and
later returned to Egypt in 1982, and
the Golan Heights that were seized
from Syria and annexed to Israel. Israel
has signed peace treaties with Egypt
and Jordan but not with Syria or any
other Arab country.
The initial fighting in 1948 saw the
beginning of the Palestinian refugees.
There were also Jewish refugees but
nobody is very concerned about the
thousands of Jews that fled from Arab
countries to live safely in Israel. The

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United Nations Relief and Works
Agency for Palestine Refugees in the
Near East (UNRWA) is the authority
responsible for Palestinian refugees.
The Palestinian refugee problem has
been carefully cultivated by the United
Nations and the Arab states in the
,Middle East. At the end of the fighting
in 1948 there were an estimated
700,000 refugees: Thanks to the natu-
ral tendency of bureaucracies to ensure
that they never run out of work there
are now over five million Palestinian
refugees. How did that happen? The'
UN declared that not only were the
people that had actually lived in pre-
1948 Palestine refugees, but all of their
descendants are also refugees. I have
talked with "Palestinians" that have
never setone single foot in Palestine.
Not a boot. Not a sandal. Not even a
baby bootie. They were born and
raised in Lebanon or Saudi Arabia or
Jordan and have never been granted
citizenship in their birth country nor
,-iay 'f the adjoining Arab countries.
Nonetheless they are refugees per the
UNRWA. To date, all efforts to resolve
the Israeli-Palestinian refugee prob-
lem have.failed.
The Gaza Strip, now called simply
Gaza since it ostensibly became self-
governing in accordance with the Oslo
Accords of 1993, is one of the most
densely populated areas on the planet.
There have been civilian casualties in
this latest episode of the never-ending
story of Israel and its enemies. Hamas,
just like the Taliban, hide among inno-
,cent people. They place their mortars
on school grounds, in public streets, in
front of apartment buildings. They do
this because they know that there will
be casualties that will be duly docu-
rmented by the unblinking cameras and
then shown to the world as proof of
Israel's brutality. Brutality? Israel uses
precision-guided weapons in an effort
to minimize civilian casualties. Hamas
fires rackets indiscriminately into vil-
lages and schools with a total disre-
gard for casualties. Why is this not
described as brutal or bloodthirsty by
the media?
We have come a long way from a
time when it required debate at the
top levels of our government as to
whether or not to show the public the
photos of dead Marines floating in the
surf at Tarawa. We are now in front-row
seats to a war that is viewed 24 hours
per day through the unblinking eye of
webcams. The pictures that you are
seeing on the evening news covering
the current fighting between the
Israelis and the Palestinians are being
broadcast to the world in detail from
cameras that are simply set up on the
balcony or rooftop railing and focused
on a general area of Gaza. Sooner or
later there will be an explosion cap-

Stored by the camera which can be
clipped and used on a news broadcast.
Thanks to these "wait and see" cam-
.eras Hamas, also known as the
Palestinians, is winning the propagan-
da war.
Hamas is an Iranian-supported,
Muslim fundamentalist terrorist group.
They have never made any secret
about their desire to destroy Israel.
Hamas is now challenging Israel for
total control of Gaza; for the existence
of Israel as a state; and for the existence
of the Jewish people.
It has been demonstrated in the
last few days that there is no place in
Israel that is safe from the rockets of
their enemies. Israel is cornered. The
Israeli Defense Force (IDF) always
has their backs to the wall. They don't
have the option of retreating from
Chattanooga to Atlanta to Savannah.
They don't have the hundreds of miles
of steppes that the USSR used to defeat
the German armies in World War II.
They have no other place to retreat to..
Each time that they are attacked they
have to respond with everything they
have that they can bring to the fight.

There is no alternative to victory for the
Israelis. This fact brings mie to the
point that the Western media has over-
looked since the Six Day War.
How are six million Jews a menace
to a hundred, million Arabs? Why is
the West Bank occupied but Tibet is
just a province in China? How can you
Deal with people that lie to themselves
about the fighting? People that see vic-
tory where there is no victory. The
Yom Kippur War of 1973 is hailed as a
victory in Egypt Politicians use funer-
als as soapboxes to spew hatred and to
incite more fighting and dying. Suicide
bombers are called martyrs. How can
mothers condone their children being
used as suicide bombers? Martyr. A
word that is as overused in Arabic as
hero is in English.
4 In summary there is no solution to
the Israel-Palestinian-Arab conflict as
long as Palestinian mothers hate the
Jews more than they love their chil-
dren. Where would we be now if
General R.E. Lee had had that kind of
hatred in his heart in April of 1865?
Jim Ramage

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God is looking for obedience not emotions

flood but God brought us
to a place of great abun-
dance. No man could have
done it. If we have not yet arrived at a
place of abundance in Jesus Christ, a
few things could be responsible.
First, our reason for the fire and the
flood may not yet be completed. Second,
our focus may be too much on our body.
Third, we may not have chosen to
rejoice in the middle of the mess
because we have allowed the devil's
deceit to blind us and cloud our victory.
We should be no more thrilled with
adversity and affliction than anyone else
is. However, it is not about what tries to
thrill or scare us. God is looking for our
obedience not our emotions.'
There may be someone in the Lord
who refuses to go on any type of sea ves-
sel. They will go to the jungle or the
most remote places, but be reluctant to
board a luxuryliner to the most civilized



places in the world. To
ensure that they do not
disobey if the Lord
asks them to board a
sea vessel, we can lov-
ingly assume the posi-
tion of clubbing them
in the head, dragging
them aboard, then
praying for them to
recover so that their
anointing will still be
Of course, this
sounds humorous, but
when we find valuable
human vessels that
God is using, we-need

to do whatever is necessary to keep
them in God's will.
We may have gone through some
challenging times, however, they were
never impossible, though, because we
looked n'ot at the challenge but at the

prize. God has done good things in our
lives and no demon or devil can stop it
now. His goodness is released to us in
abundance in a great way; we have just
been too busy being distracted to realize
We know that if the devil could have
stopped us, he would have. Poke your
Holy Ghost tongue at him and enjoy
your position and place.
The family of the late Bea Adolphus
Timmons is most grateful for the gift of
family and friends like you who have
ben so kind to them during their hours
of bereavement. May God forever bless
each of you.
Birthday wishes to Lillie Louise
Jones, Lee Anna Neal, Eldolphus
Holmes, Curliss Brown, Joel Gilbert,
Vivian Hardy, Ivy Dennison, Brandon
Jones, Neisha Smith, Lawrence Albertie,
Ernest White, Wayne Albertie, Zanovia
Johnson, Regina Smith and mothers
Maggie Wingard and Bessie Reeves.

Give and receive this holiday season
For the News-Leader F I B .., *

Maybe it was part of an exercise
plan. Maybe it was time to get a new
bike and enjoy all the benefits the bicy-
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had to offer and then the bike sat in
the corner of the garage, plans changed
or you just found yourselfwithout time
to get out and:ride. Or maybe you've
upgraded bikes.
Whatever the case, if you have an old
bicycle-that isn't getting used, there is
plenty of mileage left for you and some-
one in need. This year, the Katie Caples
Foundation has partnered with Bikes
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On Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.ni.,
anyone who brings an adult bike to 1303
Jasmine St. in Fernandina Beach will
receive a free registration* to the 2013
Katie Ride on Saturday, April 20. The
donated bicycles will be refurbished by
The Cycling and Fitness Center and
used for the Bikes for Barnabas pro-
gram, which provides adults who need
transportation getting to and from work
or in search of work in Nassau County.
"With the holidays around the cor-
ner, this was a perfect opportunity to
partner with Barnabas Center and pro-
vide additional bicycles for the Bikes for
Barnabas program," said Lance Jones,
director of the Katie Ride. "It's inspiring
to hear the stories of how a bicycle can
change someone's perspective on life I.
hope everyone realizes the impact they '
can make by donating a bicycle."
The Katie Ride for Life is the annual
charity event benefiting the Katie Caples
Foundation. The ride started in 2005 in
memory of Katie Caples to raise aware-
ness for organ donation and generate
support for the foundation's nationally
recognized organ donor education pro-
Katie Caples, 17, became an organ
and tissue donor following a tragic auto-

Mary Ann Blackall, community relations manager at Barnabas Center, Joel
Beckham, owner of Cycling & Fitness Center, and Lance Jones, director of
the Katie Ride for Life, from left, are spearheading a program to refurbish
donated bicycles for people in need in the community this holiday season.

Mobile accident in 1998. Her decision to
b an :org:an rdon,.r saved the lives of five
individuals (age 9 to 62) and enhanced
the lives of dozens more. Thecommuni-
ty event has grown from 200 partici-
pants in 2005 to 1,368 in 2012.
The 9th Annual Katie Ride, present-
ed by Mayo Clinic, is Saturday, April 20,
2013 on Amelia Island and caters to
cyclists of all levels. The fully supported
ride includes a 7 mile fun-ride, 18 miles,
36 miles, 62 miles, 100 miles, and an off-
road ride on.the trails of Fort Clinch
State Park. In 2009, the Katie Walk was

introduced as another opportunity for
participants to get involved and support
the cause. :
For details and information about the
Katie Ride, the Katie Caples Foundation
and the education program visit
*$35 registration fee. Participants
must meet the minimum fundraising
commitment of $100 by Thursday, April
18, 2013 in order to participate at the
event. Proceeds benefit the Katie Caples
Foundation organ donor education pro-

Soup Train chugging the rails for holidays

Forty homebound seniors will enjoy a
special holiday meal Christmas week.
With your assistance, those same hqme-
bound seniors will continue to receive
two nutritious meals a week throughout
Freezer containers are required to. \
maintain the,quality of the meals. B ER f7 ?
'Fresh produce and dairy products A s
keep them healthy year round. i.
$78 will adopt a homebound senior for
the coming rear.
Please send donations to: Coalition for ,
the Homeless of Nassau County/Soup
Train, P.O. Box 16123, Fernandina Beach,
For more information please contact
Mary Clemens at 206-4466. ,COiCTIfi flo i Bj0Dt D5EJ R01 iUATIT JTrLT' I
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Mr. Killen, Miss Money

Courtney Lynn Money
and Jarrod Alan Killen, both
of Fernandina Beach, will be
married March 8, 2014.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Dennis J. Slater
of Jacksonville and Deborah
L. Slater of Valdosta, Ga.
The bridegroom-elect is
the son of K. Alan (Shannon)
Killen of Jacksonville and
Melanie (Steve) Crawford of
Fernandina Beach.


Navy Seaman Jeffrey M.
Shippell, son of Michele D.
Money of Yulee and Michael
J. Shippell of Marshall, Mich.,
recently completed U.S. Navy
basic training at Recruit
Training Command, Great
Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week pro-
gram, Shippell completed a
variety of training, which
included classroom study and
practical instruction on naval
customs, first aid, firefighting,
water safety and survival and
shipboard and aircraft safety.
An emphasis was also placed
Son physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations." This
exercise gives recruits the
skills and confidence they
need to succeed in the fleet.
"Battle Stations" is designed
to galvanize the basic warrior
attributes of sacrifice, dedica-
tion, teamwork and endurance
-in each recruit through the
practical application of basic
Navy skills and the core val-
ues of hon6r, courage and

commitment: Its distinctly
"Navy" flavor was designed to
take into account what it
means to be a sailor.
Shippell is a 2010 graduate
of Marshall High School of
Marshall, Mich.
N Air Force Airman 1st
Class Christopher A. Spruill
graduated from basic military
training at Lackland Air Force
Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an
intensive, eight-week program
that included training in mili-
tary discipline and studies, Air
Force core values, physical fit-
ness and basic warfare princi-
ples and skills. Airmen who
complete basic training earn
four credits toward an associ-
ate in applied science degree
through the Community
College of the Air Force.
Spruill is the son of Kim-
berly Spruill of Fernandina
Beach. He is a 2009 graduate
of Yulee High School. He
earned an associate degree in
2012 from Florida State
College, Jacksonville.


Oregon State Univer-
sity's College of Agricultural
Sciences has awarded 32
undergraduates $80,500 in
scholarships for the 2012-13
school year. Zachary Ponder
of Yulee, a senior majoring in
fisheries and wildlife science,
received the $1,000 Fisher
Farm and Lawn Agricultural
Sl-Ii.. SElilfirship.
Donations for some of

these scholarships were
raised through The Campaign
for OSU, the university's first
comprehensive fundraising
campaign. It has raised more
than $860. million toward its
$1 billion goal, including
more than $145 million in
scholarship and fellowship
support for OSU students.
Leiri more at campaignfor -


donors needed

The Nassau County
Volunteer Center has
announced the 23rd annual
Holiday "Adopt-a-Family" pro-
gram, through which:Nassau
County residents, businesses,
churches, civic and other
organizations can make the
holidays happier for those in
need. The Volunteer Center's
Adopt-a-Family program is
the original holiday gift-giving
program in Nassau County
and should not be confused
with other programs; the
Volunteer Center helps
clients from the Barnabas
Center, the Head Start pro-
grams in Nassau County,
Family Support Services and
the Council on Aging.
Donations of gift cards, cloth-
ing or toys to an entire family

(large or small), to a senior or
to a foster child to brighten
their.holiday season are need-
ed now.
In still challenging eco-
nomic times, many families'
are struggling to provide holi-
day cheer to their own chil-
dren, but donors can brighten
the holiday season for these
families in need-all of which
have been screened by local
social service agencies.
To get involved with shar-
ing the spirit of the holiday
season and making wishes
come true, call the Nassau
County Volunteer Center at
261-2771, email the center at
ncvcfb@aol.com, or stop by
the office at 1303 Jasmine St.,
Suite 104A, Fernandina


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AIDS Daybanquet
The Coalition for the
Reduction/Elimination of
Ethnic Disparities in Health
(CREED), in partnership with
the Nassau County Health
Department, will host its
annual World AIDS Day
Banquet on Dec. 8 from 6-9
p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, 801 Atlantic Ave.
The international theme
for 2012 World AIDS Day is:
"Getting to Zero: Through
prevention and treatment we
can achieve Zero new HIV
infections, Zero discrimina-
tion, and Zero AIDS related
The keynote speaker is
the Rev. Ronald A Hersom,
Unitarian Universalist Church
of Jacksonville. Toastmaster
will be Derrick "Detour"
Odom, Action News traffic
anchor. The featured guest
choir is the H. Alvin Green
Memorial Alumni Chorale
under the direction of Patricia
'Tickets are a $30 donation.
Contact Jennelt Wilson-Baker
at 556-3363; John D'Agnes at
261-6044; Dr. William H.A.
Collins at (904) 662-7015;

Betty Wilson at 261-5100;
Lena Gurley at 491-8915; or
Starleatha Pollard at 583-2588.
Sections of the internation-
ally celebrated AIDS
Memorial Quilt, the 54-ton
handmade tapestry that
stands as a memorial to more
than 94,000 individuals lost to
AIDS, will be on display Dec.
1 at the Peck Center in
Fernandina Beach and New
Vision Congregational
Chui-ch in Yulee.
This free display is hosted
by Disabled American ;
Veterans, Chapter 38, the
Nassau County Health
Department and CREED.
Visitors may attend a special
opening ceremony on Dec. 1
at noon at the Peck Center,
516 South 10th St. The quilt
may be viewed at the Peck
Center until 4 p.m. that day,
when it will move to New
Vision, 9607 Chester Road,
Yulee, and be on display from
7-9 p.m.
For more information call
Chapter Board Member
Justin Bell at 415-5691. For
more information on the quilt
visit aidsquilt.org.

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FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 23, 2012/News-Leader


Raffle, gingerbread sale at home tour

For the News-Leader
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The sixth annual Holiday
Home Tour showcasing five
private Victorian-era homes
in the Historic District of
Fernandina Beach takes
place on Friday, Nov. 30, and
Saturday, Dec. 1, from.10
a.m. to 4 p.m. The major
fundraiser for the Amelia
Island Museum of History,
this event provides needed
operating capital while allow-
ing the public a peek into
these elegant residences.
Two adjunct activities, a
raffle and gingerbread house
sale, will offer tour patrons
an opportunity to either win
one of several prize packages
or to purchase a unique holi-
day decoration.
If you are feeling lucky,
the Holiday Home Tour
Raffle boasts these tempting
Dinner for two at
LeClos and a horse-drawn
carriage ride for 2 adults
(Old Towne Carriage
Company, Rita Jackson)
Handmade island-
themed quilt (Barbara
Park Avenue Natural
Day Spa gift certificate for a
facial, massage, and mani-
Shoe Visions certificate
$75 (Ron Moptez) and a
handmade evening purse
(Nancy Hobart)
Blue topaz and diamond
ring, $700 value (Lindy's
Original oil painting
Handmade Christmas
wreath (Amelia's Treasures,
Diane LaPatra)
Lighted and decorated
Christmas tree (Christmas on
the River)
The Ocean Lodge at St

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Raffle Committee members IDiane
O'Malley, right, and Lynda Raifer \ith a
photo of Amelia Beach and an island-
themed quilt that will be up for raffle at the
Holiday Home Tour, above. Not pictured is
committee member Jane Partridge. The dec-
orated boxes in the foreground will be used
to collect the raffle tickets on the tour days.
Left, gingerbread houses crafted by
Cinotti's. a fourth-generation bakery in
Jacksonville, will be on sale during the tour
luncheons at Joe's 2(nd Street Bistro.

Simons Island, Ga., certificate
foi 1 night stay (Ange
Wallage The Travel
Framed photo of Amelia
Beach (Ann Kemp
Live floral arrangement
(Jane Partridge)
Raffle tickets can be pur-
chased at each home and at
Joe's 2nd Street Bistro dur-
ing lunch on Nov. 30 and
Dec. 1. Prizes will be on dis-
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St., on those dates. Tickets
are now on sale at the muse-
um and will be available
there during the tour at $5
for ohe ticket or 3 for $10, or
6 for $20. You will be asked
to deposit the tickets) with
your name, number and prize
choice in the distinct gift-
wrapped box at each venue.
Gingerbread houses ciraft-
ed by Cinotti's, a fourth-gen-
eration old-world bakery
located in Jacksonville, will

be on sale only at the tour
luncheon at Joe's 2nd Street
Bistro. These exquisite ver-
sions of the houses reported-
ly first made in Germany
after the Brothers Grinm
published the fairy tale
Hansel and Gretel where a
witch fashioned such A dwell-
ing to capture lost children,
are perfect table or side-
board decorations for your
holiday celebrations. Cost is
$35 each. The number avail-
able will be very limited.

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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. on Sunday. Enjoy
the carefree 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
bowling, badminton, croquet, 1920's costumes, vintage
cars and more at the historic club built in 1928. This
event is free and open to the public. For information call
(904) 251-2320.


Farmers markets
Amelia Island's popular
farmers' market is taking a
new name. Fernandina Beach
Market Place, located on
North Seventh Street in the
historic district of Fernandina,
has over 40 vendors who
bring their home-grown and
hand-made specialties each
Saturday from 9 am. to 1 p.m.
The Christmas shopping
season has officially begun
and this is the perfect time of
the year to shop for soy can-.
dles from Dot Williams, jams
by the Shepperds from
Callahan, Evil Seed's hot
sauces and other great gift
items while supporting small
businesses and American
farmers. You can even find
locally made dog treats for
four-legged friends at Taylor's
Fresh produce, breads
baked with honey instead of
sugars, aged cheeses, meats
and eggs from free range live-
stock, and Naturalty Yourz
Granola are just a few vendors,
that will help ybu eat healthily .
during the holiday season. So,
join us for a hice stroll and
Some fresh air this Saturday.
Musical entertainment is pro-
vided by Dan Voll and the non-
profit this week is the Amelia
Community Theatre.
For more information visit
m or call (904) 557-8229.

Marcia McQuaid of the
Minorcan Datil Pepper
Products is introducing sever-
al new jams, mustards, hot
sauces and garlic-datil mayon-
naises gift baskets starting at
$15 at the Amelia Farmers
Market at the Shops at Omni
Amelia Island Plantation.
Using only the freshest
ingredients and cooking in
small batches, which insures
the taste consistency,
Minorcan also features a bar-
becue sauce, datil pepper jelly,
sweet heat salsas and pepper
relish. Also just added to their
line are Minorcan dried pep-
pers that can be added to any
recipe where you wish.to add
heat, Minorcan hot datil spice,
which is pure dried, and
ground datil peppers.
Also at the market'on Nov.
24 will be all the regular ven-
dors and Proper Pie, featuring
authentic British and Irish
meat and savory pies. To sign
up for the E-Mail Newsletter,
go to www.ameliafarmersmar-
The Amelia Farmers Mar-
ket is open every Saturday
from 9 am.-1 p.m. featuring
local farmers and business
owners with farm-direct fruits

and vegetables harvested just
before market day and avari-
ety of organic products and
specialty foods. Discover
gourmet baked goods and
prepared foods such as jellies,
relishes and marinades. The'
market is also the perfect loca-
tion to'choose from a wide
variety of specialty plants. No
pets, please. Call 491-4872 or
visit www.ameliafarmersmar-
Gopher tales
Find out from a park
ranger what a gopher is,
where they live arid why they
are so important on Nov. 24 at
2 p.m. at the Ribault Club on
Fort George Island Cultural
State Park. No reservations
are necessary and the pro-
gram is free. For information
contact the Talbot Islands
Ranger Station at (904) 251-
Shore dean-up
The Amelia Island Sea
Turtle Watch has joined Keep
Nassau Beautiful.in adopting
Sa section of beach from Main
Beach to North Access 16N
as part of the "Adopt-a-Shore"
.program. The first scheduled
cleanup is Dec. 1 at 9 a.m.
The start location is the
Dolphin Street parking lot at
Main Beach. Bags and gloves
will be provided. The public is
invited to participate.
SSustainable meeting
The final transition meet-
ing for "Sustainable
Fernandina" transition to a
citizen-based organization -
will be held on Dec. 3 at 5:20
p.m. at the Fort Clinch confer-
ence room. The agenda for
the meeting is to establish the
mission and select.leadership.
Comments and recommenda-
tions can be forwarded to
Enjoy the thrill of riding a
Segway transporter through
the undeveloped island habi-
tats of Fort Clinch State Park
and Fort George Island.
Watch nature unfold as you
ride off-road through primi-
tive forests and wildlife habi-
tats, out to ancient dune
ridges, deserted shorelines
and old-time plantation struc-
tures. Guides take you where
the birds roost, the turtles dig
and the dolphins swim.
No experience necessary.
Easy-to-learn pre-tour lesson
included. Riders minimum
age: 13 years; maximum
weight: 260 pounds. For
info/reservations call (904)
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FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 23.2012 NEWS News-Leader

Parking wars in old Newport
The smoochy sounds you iL per used went in search of public park- realized that we were lucky to
heard the other day were me parking ing lots. We spied a lot conve- find an empty spot in the lot -
kissing the sweet earth of meters as niently located next door to it was only three or four spots
Paradise. ',s-. carefully as I the Barking Crab, our dinner shy of being full.
My BFF of almost 30 years "' investigated destination. We were so I feel compelled to explain
and I slipped our leashes and f" those in proud of ourselves for finding that Newport is a very old,
headed north a couple of .. Newport. it, until the man in the booth very small town, crammed
weeks ago. We hit Boston Not only do demanded $15 to park there! along the shores of the
first, and it rained every day they have to Our shock at paying to Narraganset River. Its narrow,
we were there. My pictures of be fed often, park in "public parking winding streets have existed
that city were taken from CITY their feeding turned to outrage over the since the 1600s, and no one is
behind the rain-streaked win- SIDEBAR time lasts, next few days. We monitored about to straighten them out.
dows of our tour bus. Next not until the the several public lots in the They probably started out as
was Newport, R.I. Cindy used usual 6 p.m., downtown area and learned cart tracks linking the hous-
one of her timeshare weeks Cara Curtin but until 9! that the $15 we paid to park es, shops, and chandleries
so we could stay in a condo I'm sure for dinner is not necessarily crowded along the shore.
right on Thames Street. there are labor laws being the standard rate. The stan- Even the very idea of the
That's where I developed broken in that town, because dard rate changes. During the automobile was centuries in
my favorite complaint of the these poor meters do not clay, the lots charge anywhere the future.
trip. The next time a denizen have the weekend off- they from $7 to $10 for three hours I've told you all of this his-
of our island brings up park- must be fed all day (and well of parkldng. At night, those tory to explain why parking is
ing meters along Centre after dark) on Saturdays and same lots charge $10 to $15. such a premium in this oh-so-
Street, I'm going to send him Sundays, as well as during the Oh, I did I forget to explain quaint little village. Vehicles
or her up to Newport for a regular work week. that those are the weekday of every description are
few days. Perhaps the unkindest cut rates? The $7 lot went up to stuffed in every imaginable
The parking meters in that of all is that each meter is $10 during the day on week- space, and there are large .
city are two-headed monsters equipped with decorative red ends and $15 at night, hence signs at the entrance to many
that graciously provide you and green flashing lights. No, our exorbitant parking tariff, side streets warning drivers
with 12 minutes of parking Virginia, the city does not Before you mutter what that parking there is reserved
time for a quarter. Such a have its Christmas colors on; idiots Cindy and I were for for residents with permits. I
deal. Some meters bear an ., green indicates that the paying for the privilege to have often felt sympathy for
explanation in space-saving there's still time on the meter, park in a city lot, you must the delivery drivers in our
teeny type that they have a and red alerts the Meter realize that the metered spots own seaport as they horse
ope-hour maximum time, Maid to hop off her broom to (see above) were all taken,' their large trucks along our
while others have two or write your ticket. with their red and green side streets, but this place is
three. I am an avid reader, but Cindy and I quickly grew lights twinkling merrily away. the Wide Open Spaces com-
I must say that I have never weary of these monsters and Despite our outrage, we soon pared to Newport.
To put it all in perspective,
our other ports of call -
Annapolis, Mystic, Groton
Sand Plimouth Plantation -
A..;.. offered free parking. We had
a good laugh after we had
spent several minutes looking
for a manned booth or a ticket
kiosk at the public parking lot
across from Mystic Seaport.
S' It's nice to know that not
-.r everyone has his hand out,
":"i 00 and not every city demands
U iel 69e0ti0f n '-0 06exorbitnt fees for the privi-
..I A .. "" lege of parking within its
I fervently hope that our
local proponents of metered
'':. parking one day fall prey to
1 year ,9 fthe predatory parking tactics
of Newport or another city of
S un es In c o s 65that ilk. As for me, since my
'. : 'return from my northerly
S u;. sojourn, I smile and mutter a
Quiet thank-you whenever I
; slide into one of our free park-
ing spots.
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The food pantry needs donations of
non-perishable food items all year round.
For more information, call: 904.261.7000

Winter car

Some of my fellow deal-
ers in the Snowbelt own
fancy four-wheel drives with
custom snowplows attached.
I am not jealous. It is a reality
four to seven months of the
year that some days start
with digging out the invento-
ry. Every part of our country
has great qualities and some
downsides to deal with. In
our fair state, winter is a time
of tolerable to beautiful
weather, with a seasonal
uptick in population.
Businesses actually ramp up
for the extra opportunity sea-
sonal residents and visitors
Dealers in Florida don't
face the same challenge of
competing with Santa Claus
and tough weather for car
buying/selling. We stock up
for the extra consumers in
the market. Many dual resi-
dence folks claim Florida
residence, and title and
insure their cars here. It all
fits well for them to buy
while they are in Florida.
This phenomenon benefits
everyone, as selection is bet-
ter with dealers stocking for
the season, somewhat simi-
lar to other retailers pre-
Christmas. Dealers can
expect a good market well
past the holidays, the whole
way to spring, when the
northern migration will
again occur.
By December, most of the
model close-outs (2012's))
have been sold and better
selections of 2013's are now
available. This year, after a
good summer for new car
sales, 2012's are in light sup-
ply and dealers ordered
2013's aggressively to have
new inventory to sell.
Manufacturers love to bill
and ship the cars before the
end of the year. Once the
dealers are billed for the car,
the factories have made their
Bigger inventories may'
help explain why the last

week of
is historical-
ly one of
the best of
the year.
Look for
good inven-
-_ tory avail-
EFFER ~ ability this
winter and
CORNER take advan-
Rick Keffer is less
expensive earlier in the
model year than later, mak-
ing winter a good time to
lease a car. The residuals go
down as the model year pro-
gresses, because when the
lease returns come back,
they are closer to being a
year older. Lease early in the
model year to realize a lower
Used cars can be a better
value, as a model change has
just occurred, often soften-
ing values. Off-lease models
and program cars (rentals)
are hitting the market.
Always be mindful, there are
a lot more used cars sold
than new in America. People
seem to be trading in a lot of
cars under five years old
recently, creating many good
choices. Some are able to
trade and take advantage of
lower interest rates than
they are currently paying.
The harder part is finding a
good, low-priced older car.
Values are higher than ever
for old cars since "cash for
clunkers" affected the mar-
I hope your turkey was
good, your team wins and
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The Amelia Island Youth Soccer under-14 girls team was the lone local team competing in the District Commissioner's Cup over the weekend.
Games were played Saturday and Sunday at the soccer complex on Bailey Road in Fernandina Beach. The u14 girls captured the title last year
and repeated as division champions Sunday after winning all four games and scoring a combined total of 16 points while allowing just two.
Pictured, clockwise from top left, are Kristina Thompson, Dynasty Burchett, Shelby Bradley, Maya Hernandez and Anna Zimmerman.



face East


in region

title game

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The Yulee Hornets took
another step closer in their
pursuit of a state champi-
.onship last week as they
defeated Taylor County out of
Perry 41-26 in the Region 1-4
semifinal game.
Derrick "Shocka" Henry
scored all six touchdowns for
Yulee en route to a new
national career rushing
record. Henry has 11,613
yards so far this season and
will be back on the field
tonight as Yulee hosts Havana
East Gadsden in the region
championship game. Kickoff
is at 7:30 p.m.
"This week we have a new
challenge and need more
guys at the skill positions on
offense to step up," Ramsay
said. "East Gadsden has no
real major weaknesses.
They're what you expect from
a team in the Final 8 in
"It's about the players at
this point, 1 think our guys
understand that It's a great
feeling to be playing on
Thanksgiving, I hope it
becomes tradition."


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vanAmerongen, Ritchey capture ladies handicap tournament titles

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Island ILadies Golf Association GOLF NEWS
held its annual Handicap

Championship Nov. 8 and 15.
The champion for 2012 is
Pat vanAmerongen, finishing
with a net score of 139.
Taking first place in the
first flight was Melinda
McGrath with a net 147.
Second went to Linda Larabee
with a net 147 and Sharon
Badenock was third with a
'In the second flight, Dee
Dee Iiggins was the winner
with a net 146. Nancy Speck
was second with a net 151.

Ritcheythe champ
The Fernandina Women's
Golf Association held their
annual handicap Tournament
Nov. 6, 8 and 13.

The overall champion was
Robin Ritchey with a net
score of 218.
First flight first-place win-
ner was Mary Poole with a
score of 223; second went to
Mary Ann Schroeder with
233. The second flight first-
place winner was B.J. Murphy
with 216; second place went
to Julie Hensler with 228.
Third flight first-place win-
ner was Jayne Paige with a
score of 229: second place
was Emily Baker with 234. In
the fourth flight, first place
went to Joyce Tonti with a
score of 223; in second place
was Helen Hirsch with score .
of 239.
Pat Aylor had a hole-in-one

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Winners in the Golf Club of Amelia Island Ladies Golf Association Handicap Championship, left, are, from left, Dee
Dee Higgins, Nancy Speck, Pat vanAmerongen, Melinda McGrath, Linda Larabee and Sharon Badenoch. Right,
Robin Ritchey, the overall winner of the Fernandina Beach Women's Golf Association Handicap Tournament, is pic-
tured with golf pro Kyle Roosen.

on the ninth hole at the Golf
Club of Amelia Island. This

was her fourth ace.
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to join FBWGA should call
the pro shop at 277-7370 or

Terri Wright (FBWGA presi-
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First Coast Fire won the Turkey Shoot softball tournament in Jacksonville last week-
end. The team also captured the River City Roundup title three weeks ago in Jackson-
ville. Both tournaments were USSSA sanctioned. The team includes, front row from
left, Bree Moore, Shelbi Walters, Paige Turner, Hannah Peeples, Chelsea Holland;
back row, Rowe Destiny McCullough, Zoie Williams, Coach Tim Taylor, Ariel McCul-
lough, Miranda Ricafrente, Alexus Blue, Ashleigh Taylor, Hannah Carter, Mandie
Kinser, Brandie Kinser and Coach Cris Holland. Not pictured: Coach Luke Powell.


Dylan Norman took this beautiful I-point buck Sunday while hundng on thd Nassau
River HunLing Club track.


FERNANDINA BEACH CrabTrap 19 Championship game Championship game
PARKS & RECREATION Convergence 7 Luxury Landscapes 17 Yulee Chill's 17
DEPARTMENT Crab Trap 6 First Coast Crane 11
Control Freaks 26
Recreational co-ed league Crawford Jewelers 18 Open co-ed league Men's league tournament
tournament tournament Nov. 1
Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 7 Kabuki 26
Martex Services 19 Luxury Landscapes 17 Yulee Chili's 16 Halftime Sports Bar 16
Logic Mountain 13 McGlovin' 6 Halftime Sports Bar 6
Atlantic Seafood 25
Convergence 21 CrabTrap 21 Sliders 13 RonAnderson 16
Yulee Regulators 3 Control Freaks 2 San Jose Collision/AIM 10
Knuckleheads 20
McGlovin' 11 Third-place game First Coast Crane 21 Atlantic Seafood 10
Moon River/Dogstar 7 Control Freaks 13 Sliders 1
McGlovin' 9 Championship game
Luxury Landscapes 28 Kabuki 21
Martex Services 15 Knuckleheads 20


Varsity Football
Nov. 16 TAYLOR COUNTY 7:30
Boys Basketball
Nov 24 BARTRAM TRAIL 11/12:30
Nov 27 at Hilliard 6/7:30
Nov 29 at Wolfson 5:30/7
Dec. 4 TRINITY 6/7:30
Dec. 8 BISHOP KENNY 6/7:30
Dec. 11 at Episcopal 6/7:30
Dec. 14 TERRYPARKER 6/7:30
Dec. 17 atBolles 6/7:30
Dec. 20 BISHOPSNYDER. 6/7:30
Dec. 21 MENENDEZ -6/7:30
Dec. 28 J.T SMITH (Yulee) 7:30
Dec. 29 J T. Smith (WN or Keystone)
Jan. 3 at Baldwin 5:30/7
Jan. 4 BOLLES 6/7:30
Jan. 8 at UniversityChristian 6/7'30
Jan. 11 at Yulee 4:30/7
Jan. 14 atTrinity 6/7:30
Jarr 15 EPISCOPAL 6/7:30
Jan. 18 WESTNASSAU 6/7:30
Jan. 22 at West Nassau 6/7'30
Jan 24 at Bishop Snyder 6/7:30
Jan. 25 YULEE 6/7:30
Jan 28 at Terry Parker TBA
Feb 1 HILLIARD 6/7:30
Boys Soccer
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 WESTNASSAU' 7:20
Dec. 10 NEASE 5:30/7:20
Dec. 12 BISHOP KENNY 530/720
Dec. 17 at Yulee' 720
Dec. 18 at Raines' 720
Jan. 9 RIDGEVIEW 5:30/7:20
Jan. 11 at Paxon 5:30/7:20
Jan. 12 Episcopal JV tourney TBA
Jan 14 at Providence 5:30/720
Jan. 15 at Wolfson 5:30/7:20
Jan. 17 TERRY PARKER 6:00
Jan. 21-25 District 3-2A at West Nassau
Girls Soccer
Nov 27 YULEE' 5:30
Nov 29 at West Nassau' 530
Nov 30 BISHOP KENNY 6:00
Dec. 3 RIBAULT' 5:30
Dec. 6 WEST NASSAU' 5:30
Dec. 13 CHRISTCHURCH" 6:00
Dec. 17 at Yulee' 5:30
Dec. 18 at Raines' 530

Jan. 8 at University Christian 600
Jan. 10 atSt. Augustine 6:00
Jan. 14 DISTRICT 3-2A quarterfinal
Jan. 15 DISTRICT3-2A semifinal
Jan. 17 DISTRICT3-2Achamp. 600
SDistnct Senior night
Girls Basketball
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 6/7:30
Jan. 11 at Yulee* 6:00
Jan. 14 EPISCOPAL 6/7:30
Jan. 17 WESTNASSAU 6/7:30
Jan 24 at Oakleaf 6/7:P0
Jan 25 at Trinity Christian 600
Jan. 29 District 4-4A at Yulee TBA
Nov. 27 Yulee Tn-Duals 5:00
Nov 30-Dec 1 Episcopal Invite 1200
Dec. 3 Episcopal Duals 6:00
Jan 4-5 Terry Parker Duals 4:00
Jan. 9 First Coast Duals 5:00
Jan. 19 Wildcat Duals-Kingsland 600
Jan. 23 at Fletcher 5:00
Feb. 2 District 3-1A atEpiscopal 9am
Feb. 8-9 Region 1-1A at Bolles 10am

Nov. 27
Nov 30
Dec 4
Dec. 7
Dec. 11
Dec. 13
Dec. 14
Dec 20
Dec 21
Dec. 28
Dec 29
Jan. 4
Jan 8
Jan. 11
Jan 14
Jan. 17
Jan 18
Jan 21
Jan. 22
Jan. 25
Jan 28
Jan. 29
Jan 31

Boys Basketball
BALDWIN 6/7:30
FORREST 4 30/7 30
at Terry Parker 6/7.30
at Tnnity Christian 6/730
at Baldwin 6/730
at West Nassau 6/7:30
J.T Smith at FBHS 7:30
J.T Smith at FBHS
at Bishop Kenny 6/7 30
FERNANDINA 4:30/7.30
at University 6/730
atRibault 6/7:30
at Keystone Heights 6/7:30
MLK Classic at EW College
atCamden 6/7:30
at Femandina Beach 6/7:30
BOLLES 6/7 30
,at Episcopal 6/7:30
UNIVERSITY (seniors) 6/7:30

Feb 5 Distrct playoff at FBHS
Girls Soccer
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 WESTNASSAU (seniors)
Jan. 3 at Raines
Jan. 9 at Nease
Jan 11 at Tinity Christian
Jan 14-18 Distrct at FBHS
N Boys Soccer
Nov 27 at Femandina Beach
Nov 29. atRaines
Dec. 3 at Wolfson
Dec 6 at Baldwin
Dec 10 at Terry Parker
Jan. 10 at Fleming Island
Jan 11 atTrinityChristian
Jan. 17 at MandarinChristian
Jan 14-18 Distrct tournament
Girls Basketball
Nov 29 at Terry Parker
Dec. 3 at Baldwin
Dec 6 atFernandinaBeach
Dec. 10 at West Nassau
Dec. 14 atOakleaf
Dec. 17 at Baker County
Dec 28 Countyat FBHS
Dec. 29 County at FBHS
Jan 24 at Ponte Vedra

Kick for thecure
The Fernandina Beach High School girls
and boys soccer teams will host their annual
"Kick for the Cure" soccer game against Yulee
High School Nov. 27. The "pink game" is to
honor and remember all those who have bat-
tled breast cancer. The Lady Pirates play at
5:30 p.m. and the boys at 7:20 p.m.
There will be a kick-off during halftime of
both games. Kicks are $1 each. Everyone is
welcome to participate and prizes will be
awarded. The Pirates will also be selling
baked goods at the concession stand. All pro-
ceeds will go to cancer research.

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

Gators-Seminoles viewing party
Gators and 'Noles are having a viewing
party Nov. 24 at the Falcon's Nest at the Omni
Amelia Island Plantation. It is open to all
Gators and Seminoles. Admission is free. The
party begins at 3:15 p.m. for a kickoff at 3:30
p.m. Call Chris at 491-4704 for directions. The
event is sponsored by the Nassau County-
Gator Club.

Gator Christmas party
The annual Nassau County Gator Christ-
mas party will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 15 for social
and dinner at the Florida House Inn, 22 South
Third St., Fernandina Beach. There will be a
Gator gift swap and holiday spirit for every-
one. To confirm attendance or for information,
email aiflgators@comcast.net or call 277-
4111. Attendance is free and open to all Gator
fans and friends. Dress is Gator holiday gear.

Reindeer Run Dec2
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,
ih.,e nrusic rn rie .-:urse arnd ne- als ilo all
rall-rnaltaihi..nr i iiihers
A one-mile kids' fun run with Santa will
begin at 10 a.m. and half-mile at 10:15 a.m.
with a 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 ornament 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 arid 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, sb 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

YMCA Frsbee league
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-
ing by DRC Sports. The fee is $25 and
includes a goodie bag and T-shirt. More than
75 medals and awards will be presented for
all levels of participation.
Take Stock in Children/Nassau has provid-
ed college scholarships to more than 150 stu-
dents over the last 15 years Another 160
Take Stock scholars are in Nassau County's
four middle and high schools. To sign up, go
to www.stridesforeducation.com and click on
"Nassau." For information contact Jody
Mackle at 548-4464 or jmackle@fscj.edu.

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 Disneyhalf marathon for Rett
Girl Power 2 Cure, an Amelia Island-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 registration fee, hotel and more by rais-
ing funds to help bring an end to Rett, a dev-
astating neurological disorder that primarily
strikes in young girls. Learn more at girlpow-
er2cure.org/disney or contact Tiffany Wilson
at (904) 849-7106 or

Organized bike rides
There are organized bicycle rides Thurs-
days starting at 9 a.m. and Saturdays starting
at 8:30 a.m. All rides start from Main Beach.
Park near the miniature golf course.
Cyclists of all abilities are welcome. Riders
of A (18-21), B (14-17), C (up to 14 mph) and
S (social ride, speed of the slowest rider in the
group) all participate. The ride will be around
30 miles with rest stops along the way and
loCop. back tiL-.lhe stalling points ra aiiund l 0 1
miles before continuing on the remaining 20
miles of the route. Anyone who joins-the
group will not be left behind. Lunch after the
ride is optional.
There is also a regular ride 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
www.ame liaislandcycling.com,
www.sports.groups. yahoo.com/group/sriders
or www.nfbc.us.

Jacksonville to host Davis Cup match
Jacksonville has been selected as the site
for the 2013 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas first-
round match between the United States and
Brazil Feb. 1-3. The matches will be played at
the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena,
which will have an expected capacity of
approximately 13,000.
SThe event is being organized, staged and
promoted by the USTA. Tickets will go on sale
to the general public in early December. For
information, fans can call the U.S. Davis Cup
hotline at (888) 484-8782 or visit www.
The matchup with Brazil will be the first
home tie for the U.S. since the 2011 quarterfi-
nals in Austin, Texas, and just the third home
tie for the U.S. since 2009. In that time, the
U.S. team has played seven road matches -
.all on clay. The best-of-five match series
begins Feb. 1 with two singles matches fea-
turing.each country's No. 1 player against the
other country's No. 2 player.
Saturday's schedule features the pivotal
doubles match and the final day of play on
Sunday includes two "reverse singles" rhatch-
es, where the No. 1 players square off fol-
lowed by the No. 2 players going head-to-
head. All matches are best-of-five sets until
one country wins three matches.
This match will mark the fifth meeting
between the U.S. and Brazil in Davis Cup.
The U.S. leads the overall series 3-1 with its
last victory against Brazil coming in the 1997
first round in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil, when
Courier and MaliVai Washington led the U.S.
to a 4-1 win.
The U.S. is 109-16 all-time in Davis Cup
ties played at home and undefeated in Florida
(6-0). This will be the seventh Davis Cup tie
played in the state of Florida and first since
the U.S. defeated Sweden 4-1 in the 2004
quarterfinal at the Delray Beach Tennis

Tennis Channel will present live daily cov-
erage of the match. The site selection is sub-
ject to final approval by the International
Tennis Federation.
The U.S.-Brazil winner will face either
Serbia or Belgium in the quarterfinals April 5-
7. Should the U.S. advance, they would host
the quarterfinal match.
Davis Cup is the world's largest annual
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'It's a Wonderful Life opens Thursday

For the News-Leader

ebrates the holiday season by
presenting "It's a Wonderful
Life," a beloved show that pro-
claims the innate goodness in all of us.
Based on the classic film by Frank
Capra and the story by Philip Van
Doren Stern, this stage production is
written by James W. Rodgers.
"It's a Wonderful Life" is the story of
George Bailey, an Everyman who
dreams of the adventures he will have
as soon as he can leave his hometown.
Family o ncii;.li 'n., and civic duty cause
an abrupt change of plans for George,
played by Kartwright Asnip, and he
eventually becomes disillusioned and in
despair. Clarence Odbody, his
guardian angel, arrives just in time to
show George what his life has meant to

other people and to help him discover
what makes life worth living. "Each
man's life touches so many other lives,
and when he isn't around, he leaves an
awful hole," says Clarence, who is
played by Bob Williams.
It has been said that the story sums
up the American philosophy of life,
showing the importance of hard work,
fair play, family and community.
Ultimately, it is a timeless tale about the
power of love.
Set builder Vernon Long and his
crew have constructed a charming vil-.
lage of houses and offices, with a
church in the middle, to represent
Bedford Falls. The costume design by
Susan Bell reflects the 1945 time peri-
Director Marylee Long has enjoyed
working with the cast of 29 children,
ACT Continued on 2B

Bob Williams (Clarence the angel), Susan Joline (Mary) and
Kartwright Asnip (George) star in Amelia Community Theatre's
production of "It's a wonderful Life."

A paradefor the dogs


Laura Beaseley, daughter Jade and 'Santa paws' won first
place at last year's Parade for Paws, which benefits the
NassauiHumatiSoeiety-This- -yea-s .event is.Dec. at.the old
railroad depot downtown.

'Evening in December'

Creative team leads Christmas program
ALLEN LENNON and drama, they are developing a dra-
For the News-Leader matic framework for the musical
selections Helton has chosen. *
The 16th annual presentation of An Both Sarah and Jackie have been
Evening in December will be given on involved in the past in An Evening in
Friday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 9, at 7 December as singers and cast mem-
p.m. at Amelia Baptist Church in bers. Jackie is the drama ministry
Fernandina Beach. This program of team leader and Sarah has frequently
music and drama is a gift to the com- been a featured soloist and pianist at
munity. Amelia Baptist Church. Many people
Assisting Pam Helton, Minister of may recognize both'Jackie and Sarah
Music, with script writing and prepa- due to their associations with Amelia
ration of this year's production are Community Theatre. Jackie has a

JaclynTaylor and Sarah Flores. Using
their backgrounds in creative writing

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Kick off theholiday season
with the festive tree lighting
from 5-8 p.m. tonight at The .
Shops at the Omni Amelia
Island Plantation. A portion ol -
the proceeds will benefit Take Stock
in Children.
Enjoy live entertainment, crafts, cookie decorat-
ing, pictures with Santa and the lightingof a 34-
foot Christmas tree. Entry is free and open to the
public. Wristbands are $10 at Marche Burette and
cash bars to enjoy a cookie to decorate, hot choco-
late, the bounce house and trolley rides and a craft
in Santa's Workshop.
Call 1-800-The-Omni or visitwww.omniameli-

"Discovery Ship."an exhibit
geared for children, will open
at the Amelia Island Museum
of History on Nov. 24.
Through this interactive
exhibit. young patrons will
learn about knot tying and be able to pilot their
own ship, among other activities. The museum
welcomes everyone as it christens the "Discovery

For the News-Leader
Christmas comes early for dog lovers
when the 13th annual Parade for Paws
arrives next Saturday, Dec. 1.
This year's event has a new location -
the old railroad depot at the foot of Centre
Street and a celebrity emcee and judge:
actor, singer and TV host Nick Loren.
Dog owners are invited to walk with
their pets along the half-mile Centre Street
route. Costumes for the dogs aren't
required, but many owners do dress their
dogs in Christmas finery. Trophies will be
given for the best costumes, along with
prizes.for specialty categories, such as the
dog who looks most like his or her "per-
The parade starts at 11 a.m., and walk-
ers are encouraged to be at the depot by
10:30. The $10 registration fee benefits the
Nassau Humane Society. Registration is
available low at the NHS Dog Park, .
Second Chance store and Redbones Dog
Bakery, and at the site starting at 10 a.m.

"We're going back to
tIle 'bygone era' of sever-
al years ago where we
nmeet at the old railroad
ltation, have refresh-
iiments for everyone, and
a big wreath where peo-
pi can get their pictures
Loren taken," said Janet Kourie,
------- an NHS board member.
The Pound Puppy, always
popular with kids, will lead the parade and
,all registered dogs will receive treats from
Redbones. Adoptable dogs will also be
lir:., ready for a "forever home" in time
for the holidays.
Loren is co-host of the popular "First
Coast Living" program, which airs week-
days at 11 a.m. and 2 p im. orn W-'LV-NBC
12. The versatile entertainer has also been
a stunt double and stand-in for actor John
Travolta in many films, had acting roles in
such Travolta films as' i,,," and "Lonely
PAWS Continued on 2B

The creative team of "An Evening in December,'" from left, Pam
Helton, minister of music and director'of the production; Sarah Flores
and Jackie Taylor, who are writing the script and preparing the actors.

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Ship" Nov.24 at 1 p.m. This event is free and open,
to the public. For more information call 261-7378
or visit www.ameliamuseum.org.

The annual Pajama Party
Sale & Contest will be held on
"Black Friday." today. from 8-11
a.m. in downtown Fernandina
Beach as shoppers dressed in
pajamas enjoy special and dis-
counts along with fresh juice.
coffee and pastries: Photos of
folks in their finest holiday sleepwear will be
taken and prizes awarded for "Best Dressed"
(group and individual) and "Most Outrageous."
Visit www.downtown fernandinabeach.com.

Starting at 2 p.m. Nov. 24 at the foot of Centre
Street. carolers. choirs. dancers and singers will
entertain visitors with the sights and sounds of
the Christmas season. Vendors will serve hot
chocolate and other delights, plus Pirates will
assist with toasting marshmallows. Santa Claus
will make his way down Centre Street to the
Christmas tree on a fire engine at2 p.m.All are
invited to welcome him to town. He will meet and


Annual parade
The 10th Annual
Christmas Parade will be Dec.
8 at 6 p.m. with the theme "A
Christmas Ni,,ht of Music and
Lights." Applications may be
picked up at the Northeast
Florida Community Action
Agency office, 1303 Jasmine
St., Suite 100. For an e-mail
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 Spauldinf. at 583-
3085 or ISpaul966947'@
Storybook tea
A Ritz-Carlton treasured
,tradition for children of all
ages, Santa's Storybook Tea
begins with a holiday buffet
.featuring tea sandwiches and
pastry selections. Children
are invited to nmeet Santa and
Mrs. Claus to share
Christmas wishes and capture
the moment with a keepsake
picture. The tea concludes
with Santa . I,.11.: 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 I.xunge at The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island. Price
is $49 per person, ages 6 and
up, $10 per child, ages 2-5,
includes service charge, For
reservations call 277-1100.
The AIA Arts and Crafts
Fair will be held Nov. 25 and
Dec. 9 andl 23 at the Deer
Walk Plaza on AIA, from 1-5
p.m. each Sunday, featuring
local artists and crafters arid
live entertainment by Old
Grass. Find bargains in arts
and crafts for special holiday
Nov. 25 will feature
Cathleen McKnight's candles
and blankets: Shutter Life
nature photography and
prints by NJ McLeod; Chad
Bridges' turned.wood and
demonstrations; Ed Green's'
pens and practical artifacts:
LOLA'S creations by l3ri "
Cenicola; Boyd Reynolds'
scroll, intarsia and puzzles;
Fvclync House's Jewelry;
beads, gemstones and fossils
by the Knotty Beader; Donna
Fisher's soaps and tote bags;
hair styles by Simply
Gorgeous; The Barn in Yulee
by Kurl and Nancy Vain Drie;
and Alan and 1.tnii's redbay
art works.
City merchants
The Historic Fernandina
RBusiness Association is spon-
sorino a Inuimb of holiday
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take pictures with the kids (and
pets) until 5 p.m. for a donation
of $5 per photo. The Christmas
tree lighting ceremony will
begin at 6:15 p.m.
Visit www.ameliaisland.com.
Hosted by the city of Fernandina

The next Concert with a Cause at Memorial
UMC. 601 Centre St.. will be h e,,
held Dec.2 at7 p.m. in the sane
tuary. Sing along with Joey and
Jeanie, Amelia Island-based
artists, as they sing and cele-
brate the beginning of the
Christmas season.
Joey and Jeanie are excited to have their newly
released Christmas album. Christmas Lets
Celebrate Everyday" available after the concert. It
is a compilation of favorite carols and an original
Admission is free. but a love offering will be
taken. All proceeds will benefit families in need.
Nursery will be provided. All are welcome.
For information contact the church at 261-5769.


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The Nassau Humane
Society's Second Chance
store will hold a "Black
Friday" event its first
Christmas sale. Draw a
Christmas ornament and
you'll receive a special dis-
count on all your purchas-
es, up to 75 percent off.
Christmas goodies and
punch will be served all day.
Wear your PJ's and fluffy slip-
pers. The store is located at
312 S. Eighth St., and will be
open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Gators and Noles
will have a viewing party
Nov. 24 at the Falcon's Nest
at Omni Amelia Island
Plantation. The viewing is
open to all Gators and
Seminoles fans. Admission is
free. The party begins at 3:15
p.m. for a kick-off at 3:30'p.m.
Call Chris at 491-4704 for
information or directions.
Sponsored by the Nassau
County Gator Club.

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. In addition the mem-
bership will vote on 2012 offi-
cers and budget. Public wel-

Nassau Humane
Society's Second Chance
store, 312 S. Eighth St.,
will host an open house on
Dec. 2 from noon to 5 p.m.,
with punch, home-baked
goodies and a howling good
time for all. Call 321-0022 for

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

The Boys and Girls
Clubs of Nassau County
Foundation will host its 6th
Annual Benefit on Feb. 9,
2013. Guest speaker will be
Ruben Studdard, art
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 Performance for
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 tel-
evision actor in several roles
and has toured with Robin
Givens in the comedy-drama
"Heaven I Need a Hug." In
2008, he accepted the role of
Fats Waller in a national stage
tour of "Ain't Misbehavin'."
Gala details and reserva-
tions are available at
www.bgcnassau.org or email
info @ bgcnassau.org.
S* *
The public is invited to
play bingo every Thursday
at the Legion, 626 S. Third
St., Fernandina Beach, in
the large smoke-free meet-
ing hall. Doors open at 5:30
p.m. and Early Bird Games
start at 6:05 p.m., with regular
play beginning promptly at
6:30 p.m.
The bingo session is nine
games for $20, with multiple
jackpots being paid out.
Refreshments are available.
For questions email
Proceeds go back into pro- *
grams sponsored by the
American Legion.
* *
The Maritime Museum of
Amelia Island hosts a pro-
gram on a current topic
every Friday at 6 p.m. The
programs are jointly spon-
sored by the museum and
Amelia Research and
Recovery, LLC, the Amelia-
based company that searches
for and recovers sunken
treasure from Spanish
Galleons. The museum is
located at 1335 S. Eighth St.
No reservations are needed.
Call (904) 838-6688 or (904)


The Nassau Community
Players announce tryouts
for the upcoming produc-
tion of "Willy Wonka Jr." on
Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
at the Fernandina Beach
Middle School Theater.
Production dates are Feb. 7-
9,14-16, with a matinee on
Feb. 10. Judy Tipton will
All proceeds will benefit
Communities In Schools of
Nassau County.
The auditions are open to
the entire community and stu-
dents from third to 12th grade.
Tryout sheets and music
sheets are in the FBMS front

The Golden Dragon
Acrobats play at
Jacksonville's Wilson
Center for the Arts on Dec.
1 at 2 p.m.
World-renowned impresa-
rio Danny Chang and chore-
ographer Angela Chang com-
bine award-winning
acrobatics, traditional dance,
spectacular costumes, ancient
and contemporary music and
theatrical techniques to pres-
ent a show of breathtaking
skill and beauty.
Tickets are available at
(904). 442-BWAY (2929) or
vww.artistseriesjax.org. The
Wilson Center for the Arts is

Special concert
Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter
Susan Gallion will perform with guitarist Dan
Voll at The Green Turtle Tavern, 14 S. Third
St., tonight. Music starts at 7 p.m. Gallion
has released a limited-edition CD of her orig-
inal songs to raise funds for Micah's Place,
Nassau County's domestic violence center:
CDs will be available at the concert.
VisitOceanbirdMusic.com for more about
Gallion's music. Call the Green Turtle at 321 -
Percussion concert
The Cummer Family Foundation
Chamber Music Series presents percussion-
isi Matthew C,:ley in .c-:.nri:n t 7:30 p.m.
Dec 3 in Ihe recital hall ,r. the campus'of the
Unversrty ol N':nrh Florida rine iUIjF CI.~ve in
Jacksnville Admission is tree ,' ll Ihe box
oth::e at 19041 620-287.3
Community band
The Nassau Comrrnuniir n,' nd is? Faiinr
S up lor the h.:oiday season II rhis lime ,':,., a,
makes you think about pla in':. 'ouLr instrlrt-
menD loin the weekly rei-hearsals at p m
Thursday in the Yulee Midtdle S:ch.:ol t rnd-
room Musicians of all a-res an.-l kill lr.el?-
will practie- carols, classics and o 'hlr r sea-
sonal tavoriles in addiicr'n I,:' wt odwinrds .n-o'
brass they need folks who -.can sihke a
sleigh bell roll or, a ', mrntia arnd riale Th. i
chimes sinr lnil-ereslecl Errill iln:-'- 'i. --
rauco'n,murnit'irbanrd c',m li Ill--. ih miin ,:ii
Jazz jam
Pablos 12 Nt S ,econd ':l Ferna,,i.dinir,
Beach hosts a l2zz lani Ir.:,m --i1,- pm n, i1-
hirsi Wednesday of each mnirnrl Musicians
may sit in for one song : i Ihe wli.rle niciht
Join the rnaillng list b, enailin.: beechill, -
er'. bellsoulh net

Amelia River Cruises
Amelia Ri\.er Cruises' Adull E 'B'
Twilight Tours are held FiidaJ., and Saluid._i,
Tickets ale $29 pFi persor, a1 1 Iru-1i- F-on ri
St. Fernandina Beach cr call 61-.99-72 ..i
book online at ww.w armellarieri:ruises' r~,o
The Courtyard
The CourTyard PubL i Eals 316 Cenrii
St features Gar' Ri:ss in the piano, bar
every Mconday, John Spnnger e-ern,
Thursday and Saturday al at C6 n, live
entertainment rniiJghlly Call 432- 0,.1:. Ji,:,'i
them on FacebooKi ait ;ournyardpubanrdeals
Davids Restaurant & Lounge
Grammy-riominaled Aa-r.rt-n Bing p-il-,'rnlri-
on alto saxC.phone ai Da'. id I-:es ruran-l and
Lo-ung-, 0E2 Assh S Wecrlniesda, : i.r.:.u.
Salurdays from 6-10 p rn C all 31 I-.:i04'-
Dog Star Tavern
Dog Star Tav.ern 10: N S-:conJd ':.
Tommy Tallon from Ithe Gregg Allrrnan iEand
lonighl Freddy Fiir'est NI':.. -'4i i,.:,e,:liti4
Honey No 30, and kLoB Dec 1 E'.vr,
Tuesday is Working Class Sitr l 'here I-II nu!:
is played stoctily froCm '. inr'l a3 dJ 1 ,I:': :i
vinyl records are aal-abdle t.- br,':,'.-- ,and
purchase Every Wedne_da-, iS Kail W
Davis Showcase fealurin- g nre -ar.'isr s'. eli-
week Evern Thursday is Spa'icl M,:.3iuade
Visit Dog Star on Facebl-cok and
Reverbnallon xcom Call 277-6C01'
Florida House Inn
Open Mike Nightr' is ea:h Thursda', lr.:mri

located on Florida State.
College at Jacksonville's
South campus at 11901
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville.

"West Side Story" opens
at the Times-Union Center's
Moran Theater Dec. 4 and

7:30-10:30 p.m. in the Mermaid Bar hosted
by local musician Terry Smith. Musicians per-
form a couple of songs and the audience
gets to hear new talent. Appropriate for the
whole family. No cover charge. Call Smith at
(904) 412-7665.
Green Turtle
The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St., live
music. Call 321-2324.
Hammerhead Beach Bar
Hammerhead e. ach ear, 20415 S.
Fletcher Ave. Visit Hammerhead on
Facebook. Contact Bill Childers at bill@thep-
Instant Groove
The Instant Groove, tealuring Law'erice
Holmes, Johnny Robirnson, Scon Giddons
and Sam Hamilicn plays each Thursday
night at Tlh-e RiTz-Carllon Amelia Island
Dire.s.- casual F. r i ilCornmaion call Holmes
at 556-6772.
,:', Karn.'s Inishi Pub and Ealery 318
C.-rr,- :- lr.?e Irivia eacti Monday at 7 3,0
pF rli **',iine t iSllring hre thrd Tuesday at 6 30
p irr, ilrh 10 C nes Ior li1 along with
.:1,, .l:nd cr aci kErS and hi, e entertainmenl
Jiidi l.-urinrnneni every Tuesday al 7 30 p m
L'ain .,':,11 Tusdays Irorn 7 30-11 30 p m lhe
Ca.', Turner Band Thursday Irom & 30 p m -
nmdniiit .i and Friday and Saturday from 6 30
p rn 1: a m Call 261-10,00 Visll

Palace Saloon
Thr Palace Saloon 117 Cenire St Buck
Smiih Pr-_.ict Tuesdays at 9 p m Wes Cobb
Wednesday at 9 pm DJ Heavy Hess
Tllursdavy, local and regional bands Fridays
arid Saturdays: NFL Sunday Ticket. Buck
Smith Pic:le:t 9 p m Sundays Call Bill
C hildera at 491-3332 or e-mail bill@thep-
.ac.-s, --1,j ri com

Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910
Ailantl; Ave Rocco Blu Band on stage
7-11 p m Fridays, live music out-
sidce 6-l p m, Dan Voll 1-5 p.m and
Ka iLbblean Flavor, 6-10 pm outside each
Sjaliurday Reggae Night rith Chillakaya 6-10
p in Sundays, Frankle's Jazzy Jams 7-11
p m Tuesdays, The Macys 6-9 p m
V'We.:nes.dJay and line dancing 6-9 p m.
T-iiui lays. wilh lessons starting al 6 p.m
'..'i1 Arvw sandybottomsamelia com

Seabreeze Sports Bar
Se~.breeze Sports Bar. 2707 Sadler
S:F-,.:I inside the Days Inn DJ Wayne
SSaurid y
Sliders Seaside Grill
S1,id7is S-.e.Side Grill. IP98 S
Fletcher A'. e II..& muse in the liki bar from
6-10i p m aer knight and 1-5 p m
.-.*iuid.,' andi _uiida.ys, reggae
V.'edrisdays with FiPi Pill The Macy's in the
Il:.unrje Friday r,.d Satuidays 6-10 pm trivia
Thursday al 7 ?0 p m with DJ Dave and
1ii.a: dir'ncing Sundays from 4-7 pm music
ri-ghily from 9 p m -1 a m in the Breakers
Lcounci Call 277-6652 Visit ww slider-
s'rebid;e ::crn Join Sliders on Facebook and

The Surf Resfaurant and Bar 3199 South
Flietcher Ave Call 261-5711

runs through Dec. 9.
Tony Award-winning
librettist Arthur Laurents'
Broadway direction is recreat-
ed for the tour by David Saint,
the. associate director on
Broadway. The original
Jerome Robbins choreogra-

phy is reproduced by Tony
Award-nominee Joey
McKneely ("The Boy from
Oz," "The Life").
Tickets are available at the
Artist Series Box Office at
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degree in Theater Arts from Jacksonville University.
Sarah graduated from Wheaton College with a degree
in biology and received her Master's in English from
the University of North Florida.
"We're grateful that Pam has provided us the oppor-
tunity to work together on this project," said Jackie.
"Yes," agreed Sarah, "Pam has chosen a wonderful vari-
ety of Christmas music that is representative of differ-
ent countries and Christmas traditions. Jackie and I are
combining drama with the musical selections to empha-
size the Christmas messages of hope, peace, and joy.
"The Celtic songs and carol arrangements that close
the program Are going to be really special, and I believe
-they will be very inspiring to our audience. We are so
fortunate to have talented young women like Jackie and
Sarah to help us convey the message of Christmas," said
Helton. "And it's such a privilege to be able to work with
a talented choir of 60 singers and a 15-piece instrumen-
tal ensemble who are all here for the common purpose
of sharing the hope, peace, and joy of Christmas with
our community."
No admission is charged. Performances are always
well attended, so people are encouraged to arrive early
for best seating. Childcare through age four is available
with reservations. For more information, contact Pam
Helton at 261-9527 or Allen Lennon at 261-8799.
Amelia Baptist Church is located at 961167
Buccaneer Trail where it intersects with South Fletcher
Avenue and First Coast Highway at the roundabout.

PAWS Continued from B
Hearts," and had a hit sin-
gle in 2009, "Forever Be
Cool." He's also a dog lover.
"We've always had dogs.
Growing up, I always had a
puppy there," he said. "As
time goes on you become
more aware of things that are
going on with animals being
destroyed or being mistreat-
ed. You want to do what vou
can to help them. I love the
Fernandina Beach area, and
anything I can do to help

raise awareness, it's my pleas-
Loren and his family lived
in Fernandina Beach for
about a year after filming
"Lonely Hearts" in this area
in .'' ,-. Their love of dogs
also led to a producing ven-
ture: a DVD for dogs, called
"Dog-on Television."
"It's a companion for your
dog when you're away from
home," Loren said. "It's 60
minutes of nonstop doggie
action, all shot at their level,
dogns interacting at dog sparks.

ACT Continued from 1B
teens and adults, one-third of
whom are making their ACT
debut. It can be a challenge to
direct a stage show that has also
been a popular movie with a
devoted following, such as this
one. The movie version of "It's a
Wonderful Life," starring Jimmy
Stewart and Donna Reed,.is a tel-
evision staple.
Long says, "I use the written
words of the script;,and focus on
the qualities of the stage play, not
the movie version or the movie
actors associated with the show."
She has experience directing
plays that were made into famous
movies, having directed "On
Golden Pond" and "A Streetcar
Named Desire" at ACT.
Performances are at 8 p.m.
Nov. 29 and 30, Dec. 1, 6-8 and
13-15, and at 2 p.m. on Dec. 9 at.
207 Cedar St., ACT's main stage
theater. Tickets are $20 for adults
and $10 for students through col-
lege and available atwww.amelia-
communitytheatre.org or at the
box office, which is open from 11

We did it for our dog, and
when it worked for him, we
started making them for our
friends." From there, the
DVD went national and was
featured in Oprah's "0" maga-
It also introduced Loren to
programmers at WTLV, when
First Coast News did a story
on the dog video. "We really
hit it off," he said, leading to
his hosting gig on "First
Coast Living" with co-host
and fellow animal lover Casey
Black DeSantis.

Cast members
Bailey & Hatch Families:
Kartwnght A snip. Chris
Coclinswonh .Iud,) Laughrey,
Marah Lovequist, Ken Hunter,
IJonathan Maurer. Ryan Maurer,
BrgriKon Burkhart. eirer,ger
Burkrhart. Regsqn Grav,-: Susan
Joline Phylr-'s Stablier
Martini Family: Dale Hair,
.eanette Fihrnev Elizaubeth F.,oster
Classmates: Matrnew' Smith
Joe McDonald, Heather
VanWagner, Joe Parker
Business and Townspeople:
.hm Ldughre, Elizabeth Sawyer,
Susan Raab, Jesse McDonald,
Ted Burkhart, Bill Raser, Maggie
Carlson, Joe Parker, Sabrina
Rockwell, Nanette Autry
The Angel: Bob Williams

a.m.- 1 p.m. on Thursdays,
Friday and Saturdays.
The five-show season ticket,
which includes "It's a Wonderful
Life," is still available for $85.
Call 261-6749 for tickets and

While the DVD is no
longer in production, Loren
said he's bringing some
copies to give away as prizes
at the event.
'The Parade for Paws has
been a Nassau Humane
Society and Redbones tradi-
tion for many years, for fami-
lies and their pets from
throughout this area," Kourie
said. "It's going to be a day of
fun for everyone."
Online registration is also
available, at NassauHumane


Waterwheel exhibit
The Waterwheel Art
Gallery will host an opening
reception for a new exhibit
featuring Shawn Meharg on
Nov. 29 from 4-7 p.m. at 819
S. Eighth St. in Pelican Palms
Centre, Femandina Beach.
Meharg worked in the
entertainment industry as a'
scenic artist and designer for
15 years. He co-owned and
operated a successful scenic
art business, which he sold in
2001, allowing him to focus
on fine art. Accordingly, his
work shdws a diversity of
style and subject, all involving
the reflection and absorption
of light by forms both real and
imagined. His newest series
comprises a collection of
fresh and dynamic abstract
works that are a masterful
combination of color, texture,
and layers.
The reception is free and
open to the public.
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-
This is a great workshop
for teachers, librarians, scrap-
bookers and anyone looking
for a way to make inexpen-
sive, handmade Christmas
gifts or decorations.
For information call Eliza
Holliday at 556-2517 or email
her at eliza@letterist.com.

Island Art events
The Island Art Association,
a cooperative, nonprofit
organization developed to
sustain interest, appreciation,
and enjoyment in and of the
visual arts, has over 150
members and is located at 18
N. Second St.
Current events 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
Hooks at 277-2595.
Children's Art, Dec: 1-5:'
Two sessions for ages 6-9,
10-11a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-
12:15 p.m. Middle School Art
forages 10-14 is 1-2:15 p.m.
Contact the gallery at 261-
7020 to pre-register.
Drawing classes for
beginners and experienced
artists are 9 a.m. to noon Jan.
8, 9,15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and
30. Contact Lisa Inglis at
art@lisainglis.com or 557-
Oil Painting Still Life, Feb.
5 and 6, 9:30 a. Contact Jon Houglum and
register at www.houglumfin-
For more information, the .
complete schedule of events
or to rent the Art Education
Center,visit www.islandart.org
or call 261-7020.

FRDAY. NO(Vl\'vER 23. 2012 LEISURE News-Leader

Continued from 1B
events. The Sounds of
Christmas 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
refreshments and assistance
available for picking out the
perfect gift. I)ec. 20 is
Desperate Discounts, for last-
minute shoppers.
Home tour
The sixth annual Amelia
Island Museum of Histor-y
Holiday Home lTour is Nov. 30
and D advance and :$30 on tour clays.
Five private homes dating
back to the Victorian era will
be open to t he public from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. both days,
dressed in their holiday fin-
er- 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 Iindy's
Jewelry, 202 Centre St.
Online-visit ameliahome-
tours.com and click the "tick-
ets" 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 at the museum, call
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 Clurch will
host an elegant night of
Christmas music 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.
ACT open house
The ACT Guild has
planned a number of
sparkling events this season,
including a holiday open

house Nov. 30 and Dec. 1
from 1-5:30 p.m. View the the-
ater lobby filled with decorat-
ed trees, wreaths and ginger-
bread, houses, then take a
complimentary tour of the
ACT complex to better under-
stand the creation of live the-
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
the "Bird Lady") including
her birds, pin cushions, bas-
kets, quilts,

quilts, baby gifts and needle
works. ?h'e event is free and
open to the public.
C III I -,_ 1l'
di ~...ll n-p

The Fort Clinch State Park
will hold a Union Holiday
Encampment Dec. 1-2 as vol-
unteers in Civil War-era cos-
tumes decorate the fort1 for
Christmas. Volunteers place
fresh geenery on the mantle.
put up and decorate a period
Christmas tree,n 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.
Christmas fun
On Dec. 1, Fernandina
Beach Christian Academy will
host its first annual 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 ChuFrch on
South Eighth Street 2-fom7 9
a.m. to noon.
The Amelia Island
Montessori School will hold
its Annual Gala A Moonlight
Affair on Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m.
at the Omni Amelia Island
Plantation's Grand Pavilion,
Racquet Park.
Everyone is invited to kick
off the holiday season at this
event filled with live music
featuring the band The
Original Class Act. Cocktails
and dinner will be served; live
and silent auctions will offer
options from local businesses
as well as destinations to
world-class properties.
Tickets are available'at the
YMCA, Dog Star Tavern and
Amelia Island Montessori
School or by calling 261-6610.
tallahan parade
The Callahan Christmas
Parade will be held Dec. 1 at
Parade will be held lDec. i at

11 a.m. with the theme "An
Old Fashioned Christmas"
and featuring the Shriners. In
conjunction with the parade,
the chamber is sponsoring anl
Arts & Craft Show and food
vendors in the VyStair Ia'l'ling
lot from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Parade
entry fee is $45. Food/craft
booth fee is $35. Parade win-
ners and best-decoratced busi-
ness winners will be
announced .II,- ,.: the
Contact the Greater

Nassau C.ounty .Ch na
Commerce, 45383 I)
Callahan, at (904) 87
m, or visit Grceatcrn:
coun ty.coIm.
Star ornament
Recycle all those
mailers make a ho
Enjoy a relaxing pro
day making star orn(

books and
albums in.
this one-clay
on Dec. 1
from 9 a.m.
4:30 p.m. at
the Art
Center, 18
N. Second


201 Jean lafitte Blvd. (behind
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center). Just follow the lumi-
naries to the clubhouse.
There will be face painting,
entertainment and visits with
Santa. Chili, hot dogs, chips
and colas will be served for a
fee. Cookies and punch will
be free. This is the Woman's
Club's gift to the community.
Please come and bring a
friend. All ages are invited.
For information call 415-1283
or 707-5136.

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f Ave.,~ PolarExpress
9-1441 or On Saturday, Dec. 8 from
county.co 1-4 p.m. enjoy family holiday
issau fun at the Fernandina Beach
branch library. Seasonal sto-
ries will be read aloud by
S guest readers and children
political will have the opportunity to
liday star. create a holiday craft. Special
ductive guests, the Song Spinners
agents, Choral Group, will entertain
w ..... ith holiday songs. Santa has
been invited to attend, so
S bring your cameras. Get your
-I free ticket to ride The
.' Reading Polar Express
Trolley at the Fernandina
SBeach branch. Trolley tickets
are valid for Dec. 8 from 1-4
p.m. only. This event is spon-
sored by the Friends of the
Fernandina Beach Branch

St. all materials provided.
This is a great workshop for
teachers, librarians, scrap-
bookers and anyone looking
for a way to make inexpen-
sive, handmade Christmas
gifts or decorations. For infor-
mation call Eliza Holliday at
556-2517 or email, her al
Festival of Trees
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.ameliacontmun itythe-
atre.org and selecting "act
stcre" or by contacting S'iclia
at actguilcd@comcast.net, or
call 261-6749 and leave a mes-
sage. Your call will be return
to confirm your payment and
Lightupa Lfe
The Grand Pavilion at
Onmni Amelia Island
Plantation's Racquet Park is
the site for Light up a Life, a
benefit for Take Stock in
Children in Nassau County,
from 6-9 p.m,)ec. 6.
Tickets are $75 for this
evening complete with fine
food, wine, a cash bar, music
and a silent auction. Tickets
may be purchased at.The
News-Ieader, Harrison's
Mercantile, Amelia Island
,Club or online at lakestock-
nassau.org. For seating pref-
erence contact Jane Preston
at jancypreston@gmail.com
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

Yulee festival
The Yulee Holiday Festival
will kick off with the Yulee
Holiday Festival Parade Dec.
8 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 the festival Dec. 8
from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the
Yulee Sports Complex on
Goodbread Road. For parade
and vendor applications or
information, contact Connie
Daughtry 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
Carpenter's House on US 17
in Yulee. Pick up tickets
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
Christmas Cantata
Memorial United
Methodist Church will pres-
ent a Christmas Cantata on
Dec. 9 at both the 8:30 and
the 11 a.m. service in the"
sanctuary. Rediscover the
magic and mystery of
Christmas through the eyes
of a child as Old Shepherd
recalls that amazing night
when he was a little boy living
in Bethlehem. Featuring the
Memorial UMC Chancel
Choir, Youth Choir, Handbells
and trumpet.
Winter Rose cantata
Come to the Amelia
Plantation Chapel on Dec. 9 at
10 a.m. to experience the

timeless beauty of the
Christmas Story. The chapel
choir and orchestra, under
the direction of Don Edwards,
will present the Winter Rose,
by Joseph M. Martin, a canta-
ta with narration that tells the
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 cap-
ture the essence of Joseph
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
welcome, 36 Bowman Road,
Amelia Island, 277-4414.
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 sung
,vith Bill and Gloria Gaither.
and have recorded numerous
records are currently back on
the road appearing on The
Gaither Homecoming Series
as well as limited trio appear-
ances promoting their latest
release, New Day.
'The Toyland Concert col-
lects and distributes toys
through Toys for Tots.
Admission is free, but please
bring an unwrapped toy to
add to the toys collected for
this annual event
The community is invited
to the $5 Jewelry Sale on Dec.
14 from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. in the
boardroom at Baptist Medical
Center Nassau, sponsored by
the Auxiliary. Shop for last-
minute holiday gifts as-well as
stocking stuffers all items
are $5, plus tax.
The Auxiliary accepts
cash, personal checks and
major credit cards. For infor-
mation call the Auxiliary
Office at 321-3818.
Gator Christas
The annual Nassau County
Gator Christmas Party is Dec.
15 at 6 p.m., with a social and
dinner at the Florida House
Inn, 22 S. Third St.,
Fernandina Beach, and Gator
Gift Swap.'
To confirm your atten-
Sdance and for information
about the gift swap email aifl-
gators@comcast.net or call
277-4111. Attendance is free
and open to all Gator fans and
friends. Dress is Gator holi-
day. Sponsored by the Nassau
County Gator Club.

The Jacksonville Light
Parade will be held Nov. 24 at
7 p.m. as festively decorated
vessels of all shapes and sizes
parade along the St. Johns
River through downtown
Boat captains and crews
are invited to register for free;
however, it is limited to the
first 100 vessels. Visit www.

for registration information.
St Marys events
The town of St. Marys,
Ga., will host a variety of holi-
day events. Nov. 27 is the
White Lighting; Dec. 1,
Christmas in the Park; Dec. 8,
Christmas Tour of Homes
and the new Tour Our Town;
and Dec. 13-16, the St Marys
Christmas Spectacular at the
Theatre By The Trax. For
details call (912) 882-4000 or
email info@stmaryswel-
Feast of Carols
The University of North
Florida presents its seventh
annual Feast of Carols at 3
p.m. Dec. 1 in the Lazzara
Performance Hall on the cam-
pus of the University of North
Florida, One UNF Drive in
Jacksonville's holiday sing-
along features the UNF
ensembles joined by school
and community choirs for a
musical ringing in of the sea-
son together.
Tickets are $7 in
advance/$10 at door/stu-
dents free with ID. Call the
box office at (904) 620-2878.
The 21st annual produc-
tion of "The Community
Nutcracker Ballet," spon-
sored by Walgreens, will take
place at the Florida Theatre
on Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 8
at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., benefit-
ing Dreams Come True, and
PedsCare; We Care
Jacksonville; Pace Center for
Girls; Sanctuary on 8th
Street; St. Mary's Episcopal
Outreach; Vision is Priceless;
LeukemiaSociety; and
Second Harvest Food Bank.
Over 200 local performers
will participate in the produc-
tion of the holiday classic.
For tickets and informa-
tion call (904) 355-2787 or
visit www.floridatheatre.com.
The Messiah
The University of North
Florida Chamber Singers,
Chamber Orchestra and stu-
dent soloists present Handel's
Messiah at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at
St. Mark's of Ortega, 4129
Oxford Ave. in Jacksonville.
Donations are welcome.
Christmas play
"Where are You
Christmas?" an original play
set in St. Marys, Ga. will be
presented 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. Marys Welcome Center,
Cedar Oak Caf6, Bulldog
Liquors, On the Green Salor
& Day Spa or by calling (912)
Santa has a problem. A
world-class meanie has
threatened to steal Christmas
from the little town of St.
Marys because the town is
just "too happy." Santa's.
challenge to keep Christmas
alive sets the stage for the
production, interwoven
with traditional and contem-
porary music, that is a cele-
bration of the true spirit of
Christmas. For information
visit www.stmaryslittle


"The 8 Annoual

Yulee Holiday Festial & arde

Yulee Sports Complex

86142 Goodbread Drive
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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. K- _
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

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23.2012 News-Leader


Pressed, blessed and learning to yield

Sorrento. If we ever went
back to Italy, it's one place we would
love to explore. Not far from the
posh isle of Capri, Sorrento's seaside
view and Italian charm pulled us in
directions our tour schedule didn't
allow for.
Forced to choose, we opted for a
tour of a traditional family run farm.
Though at first I wasn't as interested
in seeing it as my wife, by the time
they served us a horhegrown meal,
my attitude changed.
Nestled in an outdoor paradise,
surrounded by vineyards, lemon
trees and olive groves, the food was
some of the best I've ever eaten.
It was there, on the farm, that we
saw a familiar sight an ancient
olive press. Having seen them
before in other countries, their
importance to life and culture in cer-
tain parts of the world is undeniable.


Rob Goyette

Now, I realize that
finding an ancient
olive press in
isn't likely, but
experiencing the
spiritual truths rep-
resented in how
they work is.
Take for
instance the bene-
fit of being
squeezed. Surely
we all can relate to
that. Though some
might struggle to a
call it a benefit,

who can deny how pressure gets
things moving? I once heard it said
that people don't usually change
when they see the light but when
they feel the heat. Sadly, that's often
the way it is.

So, let's be honest. life is full of
pressure. If you're like me, as soon
as you think you've escaped it, it
pops up somewhere else. 1 suppose
that's why I've started looking at
things differently. I think the real
issue is not how to escape pressure
but rather how to respond to it. If we
respond appropriately, the inevitable
squeezing of life can produce some-
thing valuable. That, by the way, is
the lesson behind the ancient olive
Though there are many types,
basically, here's how they work. A
huge stone wheel rolls around the
top of a circular stone table with a
trough in it. After dumping in a mix-
ture of olives and water, the rolling
stone goes to work. Interestingly,
the oil that cones out in the first
press is the most valuable. From
there, the crushed olives go through

a series of other pressings to
extract any oils still clinging to
the meat of the olive. While such
subsequent pressings and oils have
their uses, it's always for lesser
things. So'here's how that translates
to us.
When it comes to experiencing
pressure in life, at some point, it's
inevitable. Even Jesus said, "In the
world you will have tribulation ..."
When it comes to how we respond
to such tribulation and pressure,
that's a choice we each must make.
If we learn to yield to the Lord
early in the process, like with the
ancient olive press, what comes out
of the first squeeze has real value. If,
on the other hand, we hold on to our
stuff and are stubborn, it seems we
are only setting ourselves up for
another pass of the stone wheel.
Unfortunately, the oil from the sec-

ond and third pressings isn't worth
as much.
Now before someone misreads ,
the real message here, let me be
clear. God is good and His desire is
to give us life and life more abun-
dantly. It just seems for the real good
things to come out, we all need to be
squeezed from time to time. Just as
my wife and I were enjoying
Sorrento, Italy's finest, when I saw
the olive press, so pleasure and pres-
sure are somehow mysteriously con-
"These things I have spoken unto
you, that in Me you might have
peace. In the world you shall have
tribulation: but be of good cheer; I
have overcome the world." (John
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center


O'Neal Memorial installs new pastor

Join the Salvation Army Hope
House as they celebrate the good-
ness of a God and are changed by
the power of the Gospel message on
Nov. 27 at noon. For more informa-
tion, call 321-0435 or stop by the
Hope House, located at 410 S. Ninth

Chrstmas Spectacular
First Baptist Church will host an
elegant 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 per-
formances 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.

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 conjunction with the -
Amelia Island Museum of History's
Holiday Home Tour. Refreshments
will be served and Christmas music
provided. Admission is free. Dona-
tions will be madb to the Homeless
Coalition in Nassau County.

SWhy do we call it Christmas?
Cutting down trees? Hanging stock-
ings? Santa Claus? What do any of
these have to do with Jesus' birth-
day? Join VeggieTales creator Phil
Vischer along with Buck Denver
and all his friends on an amazing
journey into the world's most popu-.
lar holiday on Dec. 1 at the Anchor.
Sure, you know the Christmas
story. But do you know the story of
SChristmas? Don't miss the whimsi-
cal, 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 community. Make reservations
by calling 261-3837.

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 denomination, color or race to
worship and praise God in unity. 2.
Help raise.funds for the church host-
ing the program. The program is
held quarterly, on the first Sunday of
the month at 4 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church (at
SThe Anchor on the corner of Centre
and North Sixth streets), Fernandina
Beach, will host the program on Dec.
2 at 4 p.m., featuring praise bands
from four different churches. All are
welcome to attend, fellowship and
worship as one in Christ. For infor-
mation call 261-3837.

Taize service
Memorial UMC will hold a prayer
service at Trinity UMC on Dec. 2 at
6 p.m. The services are held the first
Sunday night of each month..
This is a quiet, reflective service.
open to the community. This Taize
(pronounced Tizzay) service is pat-
terned after the style started by a
monastic community in France. The
service will include Holy
Communion, moments of silence and
the singing of quiet prayer choruses.
Everyone is invited to this new wor-
ship opportunity hosted at Trinity
UMC and led by Memorial UMC.
Taiz6 services are also held at St.
Michael's and St. Peter's on other
nights. Check out
www.ameliataize.com for details.

A Gathering of Women: Candles,
Carols and Communion is a service
of worship open to all women in the
community on Dec. 4 at 7p.m. in the
Sanctuary of First Presbyterian.
Church, 9 N. Sixth St. Women, bring
your soul sisters, mothers, daugh-
ters, aunts, grandmothers, nieces,

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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 expecta-
tion. Come 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 fellowship
hall and childcare is available with
reservations at 261-3837.

Advent services
Noon Advent services with com-,
munion will be held in the Sanctuary'
of First Presbyterian Church at 9 N.
Sixth St. on Wednesdays Dec. 5, 12
and 19. Take the opportunity to
pause during the week amidst all of
the frenzy to be quiet, to renew and
recharge. Dr. Doug Ganyo will also
offer an Advent Study, The Journey
by Adlam Hamilton, following the
service in Jim Thomas Hall.
Everyone is welcome to attend.

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
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Pam Helton, minister of music, has
assembled a community choir of 60
singers and a 15-piece instrumental
ensemble comprising musicians
from numerous area churches. This
inspiring program of music and
drama tells the Christmas story with
an international flair.
Admission is free. Please arrive
early for best seating. Childcare
through age four is available with
reservations. Call 261-9527. The
'church is located at 961167 Buccan-
eer Trail where it intersects with
South Fletcher Avenue and First
Coast Highway. For information.con-,r
tact Pam Helton at 261-9527 or Allen
Lennon at 261-8799.

Hanukkah party
The.Jewish Community of Amelia
Island/Nassau will hold a Hanukkah
party on Dec. 8 at a private home.
Meet and greet is at 6:30 pm and the
lighting of the Hanukkah candles at
7 p.m., with dinner to follow.
Donation is $10 per person or $20
per family. For more information or
to RSVP, contact Debbie Price at 310-
6060 or deb203@aol.com.

Christmas Cantata
Memorial United Methodist
Church will present a Christmas
Cantata on Dec. 9 at both the 8:30
and the 11 a.m. service in the sanctu-
ary. Rediscover the magic and mys-
tery of Christmas through the eyes
of a child as Old Shepherd recalls

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that amazing night when he was a lit-
tle boy living in Bethlehem. Featur-
ing the Memorial UMC Chancel
Choir, Youth Choir, Handbells and
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
The Martins are a Christian
music vocal trio composed of three
siblings: Joyce Martin Sanders,
Jonathan Martin and Judy Martin
-Hess. They;ihave recorded numeer- ,.v i
ous'records and are back on'the i' .
road appearing on The Gaither
Homecoming Series promoting their
latest release, New Day.
The Toyland Concert collects and
distributes 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, under the direction of
Don Edwards, will present the
Winter Rose; by Joseph M. Martin, a
cantata with narration that tells the
story of the life of Christ, from
prophesy to passion.
Begin this Christmas season with
music at the Chapel, 36 Bowman
Road, Amelia Island, 277-4414.

Sunday School ................................9:30 am
Sunday Worship.......................... :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 Presbyterlan Churd In
America Devoted to Christ, to the Fellowship &
to the creat 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
(Yule Middle School)


Traditional Family Worhip.......830am & l am
ContemporaryWorship ..9:45am in Maxwell Hall
Sunday Schoolfor al aes....... 45am & 11am
Wednueday0 innmer(Ag-Ia.... 5:15pm-:3ipm
Di wntwnFrnaninaB c h
601 ente Steet- (114)261516

In the Heart of Fernandina
.9 N. 61" Street
Dr, Wain Wesberry
Senior Pastor
Dr. Doug Ganyo
Associate Pastor
Worship 8:30 & 11 am
Sunday School 9:50 am
Nursery *Children
S Youth Adults
L 261-3837

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adilts 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
Comer of BS-cancerTr, & G:rirg Road, Fermandmn Bch
For More Information Call: 261-9527

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Ted Schroder, Pastor
Fall Series: Book of Revelation:
Encouraging the Faith
"There will e an opportunity for
healing prayer at each service
36 Bowman Road, 277-4414
Off AA 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 Methodist Church
Sunday Masses Ot-April 8 am 9:30 am
11am -12:30 pm
Dally Mass- 8:30 am Mon, Wed.Thurs & Fn.
6 pm-Tues
Holy Day Masses V ly 6 pm; Holy pay-8:30 am, 6pm
Confessions: Saturday 3 pm 3:45 pm or by apple
el phnNluiirnisrs: -- .
Parish Olffce: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number. 904-277-6566

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Casual Atmosphere
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KidKredible Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6'30pnm
Connrecing w#th Chrst..
Connecting with People


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

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

20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden S,:, Pastor
The Church
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to he in the
Heart of All People
Sunday v. ANr embers aClas 9 a.m.
Sunday Srhool 9:00 a.m.
Wednieday Aoon-di, Prayer
Bus & T-lin Coupls, Singles. hault

family worship cIlOer .
Sunday Service .. .10:30 am
Bible Study . . . .9:30 am
Wednesday Service... 7:00 pm
85031 Landover Drive
Yulee, FI


Doug Sides, Senior Pastor
Mom!ng Services 8 15 and 11:00 am
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Evening 6 00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6 30 pm
Wednesday Children 6:30 pm
Wednesday 'Overflow' Youth 6 30 pm
Nursery Provided For All Services
85971 Harts Rd. 904-225-5128
Yulee, FL 32097
www YulecbapUstc rch.com

Dr. Bill Yeldell. Interim Pastor
Sunday School ...... .............. 914Bm
Worhblp S lc .. .... ......... . 0Olm
earning Worship ................ .. :00pm
Wla.a.ayr P.llo.hi. p .pp... . 8 p ... m
EnIountr Youth Group ........ .8:30pSm-:00om
W.dn.ld. y Prypr SJvloce,............. 7:00pm
736 Bonnlevlew Road
Nursery provided
Find us on Facebook:
S 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
Vain 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. Hartford Peoples, 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)
'1ispanic nMinistry

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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The American Legion Post
54 invites all Florida students
in grade 9-12 who are U.S. citi-
zens or lawful permanent resi-
dents of Florida to participate
in the National High School
Oratorical Contest.
There are five levels of
competition: local, district,
regional, state and national.
The first level competition is .
from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 12 at
the Yulee High School Media
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.
The district contest is Jan. 26
in Jacksonville.
Students should see their
school guidance counselor for
information. Deadline to apply
is Dec. 28.
Visit www.legion. org/ora-
torical and click on "find your
state contest."
PeckHead Start
Peck Head Start of
Fernandina Beach/Yulee is
currently enrolling children
ages 3-5 years old. For more
information contact KIishna
Lopez at 491-3631 or 491-3630.
Spanish available.
The Nassau Community
Players announce tryouts for
the upcoming production of
"Willy Wonka Jr." on Dec. 1
from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the
Fernandina Beach Middle
School Theater. Production
dates are Feb. 7-9, 14-16, with
a matinee on Feb. 10. Judy
Tipton will direct. All pro-
ceeds will benefit
Communities In Schools of
Nassau County.
The auditions are open to
the entire community and stu-
dents from third to 12th
grade. Tryout sheets and
music sheets are in the FBMS
front office.
Chrlstmas fun
On Dec. 1, Fernandina
Beach Christian Academy will
host-its, first annual Christmasi
Extravaganza.:- . i
Enjoy local chorus groups
singing Christmas carols,
breakfast from Chik-Fil-A and
fun activities, 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
'Smart Exhibit'
Savannah Grand, 1900
Amelia Trace Court, presents
the Smart Exhibit from 2-4
p.m. Dec. 2. On display until
Dec. 14, the exhibit will fea-
ture artwork by students in
kindergarten through eighth
grade. Complimentary
refreshments will be served at
the opening.
Judge is Andre Lasserre,
and the winners will receive
art lessons. Six winners will
be chosen -first, second
and third place for K-4, and
first, second and third place
for fifth-eighth grade partici-
pants. For information call
Pancake breakfast
The Amelia Island Parent
Co-Operative Preschool will
host its annual Pancake
Breakfast/Silent Auction, at
Applebee's in Fernandina
Beach on Dec. 8 from 8-10
a.m. All proceeds will go to
benefit the nonprofit co-op
Tickets are 6 each for the
pancake breakfast and are
available at the qoor or by call-
ing the school at 261-1161.
View some of the auction
items on the Facebook page
under Amelia Island Parent
Co-Operative Preschool.
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 sup-
port visit http://give.take- ,
r_id=1142&pg=entry. To vol-
unteer or become a sponsor
contact Jody Mackleat jmack-


St. Michael Academy parents and
students express their thanks to
Scott Colebourne, director of tennis
for the Omni Plantation Resort. St.
Michael Academy students, ages 3
to 14, were invited to participate in
the Cliff Drysdale Tennis Program
during September and October.
The students met at the Omni
Plantation tennis courts and were
divided into age-appropriate groups
for instruction. The Cliff Drysdale
Junior Tennis Programs are found-
ed on the belief that being fit for life
starts with positive experiences in a
welcoming environment.
The junior classes were designed
to instill a passion for tennis, athlet-
ic activity, and to develop skills that
will serve St. Michael Academy stu-
dents well for a lifetime of activity.
With a focus on safety, fun and skill
development, children work harder,
have more fun and learn faster than
ever before in the sport of tennis.
Left, younger students of St.
Michael enjoyed their tennis classes
on Oct. 31 at the Omni Plantation
Tennis Courts. Coaches and stu-
dents dressed in their Halloween
Above, the younger students and
their coaches take time out for a
group photo.





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102 Lost & Found 206 Child Care. 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 Produce 621 Garden/Lawn Equipment 802 "lor l. Homes 815 .,-,.aia-,, Sr. rlarv, iso'6 Homes-Unrurnsned
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102 Lost & Found

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

105 Public Notice

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

201 Help Wanted
church. Mon-Fri with some weekend
work required. Benefits include paid
vacation and holidays, competitive
salary. High School Diploma/GED and
1-2 years experience in related field
required. Candidates will be subject to
background check and drug screening.
Please email resume to
Personnel.Sprinnhillbc@comcast.net or
fax to (904) 261-4794.

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601 Garage Sales
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2216 Florida Ave. Antiques, jewelry,
furniture, guitars, fishing stuff, etc. (F)

GARAGE SALE Sat. 11/24.' (2)
addresses: 222 and 207 Sea Woods Dr.
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FRI. 11/23, 11AM-4PM 95207
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601 Garage Sales
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items, collectible stuffed bears, camera
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Will Hardee. Sat. 11/24 & Sun. 11/25,
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ite_- furniture, electronics, boat &
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11/24, 9am-2pm. Furniture, home
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805 Beaches
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806 Waterfront
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3350 S. Fletcher Ave., Unit E6 1130 sf. 2BR/21A
Oceandront an d ill, furnished sixth floor cond. iLarge Iiving
Roiul and lDiuini! .ic., wilh all funisiiing anld 'TV .Maitei
Suite with private bathl and views of the Atlantic. Guest rooni
with twin beds. Large ptivart paro. Community Pool. Water
included. No Pets. On Island. Sl,695/mo.
2503-A W. 5th Street 1983 st. 3BR/3BA Northend
condominium just a quick stroll froni the beach. Tiled
throughout and with ocean vicwsfronm the Masite Suite
balcony. Master located upstairs with Guest rooms down.
Community pool. Pets ok. On Island. $1,647/mno.
95024 Barclay Place #2 1541 sI 2BR/2BR town home in the
gated Summer Beach community of Harrison Point. "Tiled
throughout theLiving Room (with fireplace) opens to the
Kitchen and Breakfast nook for a clean spacious feel, Master
Suite features doublevanity and separate garden tub and
shower. Large screened porch outside and one car garage. Pers
ok. On Island. SI,497/mo.
86867 Cartesian Pointe Dr 2552 sft 4BR/2.5BA lasge two
story house on a corner lot in Cartesian Point. \Well appointed
kitchen with center island overlooking the family room. Fully
fenced big backyard. ILocation is convenient tu Kings Bay,
Jacksonville and Amelia island. Pets OK. Otf Island.
$1,37/mo. '
3322 Fairway Oaks 1.456 sf. 2BR/2BA Omin Amelia Island
Plantation villa located on the Fairway. Recently remodeled
with updated Kitchen and appliances. Generous living spaces
wil, I .... I ', t- Room combined. Master suite with private
bath. Optional AlP membership available. Washer & Dryer.
Pets ok. On Island. S1,297/mo.
1520 Oak Ridge Place 2000 si 3BR/2BA home on ad acre
lot. Fully fenced backyard with shed. Wood and tile
throughout main living aiea. Custom paint and upgraded
Kitchen with polished concrete counter tops and Breaklfsr
area. Large bedrooms separate Dining Room and Living
Room with Fireplace. Sunroom outside. Fenced backyard with
boat gate. Pets ok. On Island. $1,247/mo..
75079 Ravenwood Dr 1725 sf. 3BR/2BA open floor plan
Florida style home in Tilberrcreck. Bright, large rooms and
kitchen overlookingliving area with plenty of cabinet space.
Pets ok. Off Island. 1,250/no. ,
76015 Deerwood Dr 1858 sf. 3BR/2BA house in
Timbercreek Plantation. Corner lot with large backyard.
Custom paint throughout. Upgraded Kilthcii with tile floors.
Huge Master Suite with separate tub & shower. Irrigation &
security systems. Dogs ok. Off Island. $1,247/mo.

Brian Woolard Lee Richardson

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2296 Pirates Bay Dr 1451 st: 3BR/2BA single famnilty home inl
Pirates Woods oIfSadier. Wooden floors throughout main living area
and raiaed ceilings. i'i rplace in Living Room. Kitllce and separate
Breakfast area omerlook 1 imig Room. Master suite with shower.
Large Backyard. Pets ok. On Island. $1,197/mo.
76044 Long Pond Loop 1922 sf. 3BR/2BA house in Cartesian
Pointe. Large family roon with separate den or office. Bright open
eat in kit.chli with view of pond. Security system and irrigation.
Paver driveway. PeIs ok. Of Island. S1,197/mo.
95 Oak Grove 107 sf 2BR/IA 1940's era cottage located on the
end of a quiet circle off 14th street. Vintage charm with modern
conveniences. Living/ Dining Room combo. Hardwood floorusin the
master bedroom. Updated kitchen. Plus large and lush garden
throughout the entire backyard. Pets ok. On Island. $1,197/mo.
96161 Tidal Bay Court 1213sf. 3BR!2BA well maintained home
in Heron Isles. Well appointed eat-in Kitchen overlooking generous
Family Room. (" i. ,,.. fans throughout. ivo car garage. Good size
Backyard overlooking pond. Lawn caie included. NO PETS. Off
Island. Sl,197/mo.
96010 Stoney Dr 1373 sf. BR/2BA upstairs townhouse in gated
toney C(reek. Large open floor plan with huge Kirchen and center
island plus Breakfast Arca. 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.
41 Oak Grove Place 1008 sE. 2BR/1BA home with hardwood
floors throughout plus a pool! Recently) updated throughout! Study
with built in bookshehlve. Pool & lawn care. Pets ok. On Island.
97099 Coopers Way 1750 sf 3BR/2BA house on large lot in quiet
neighborhood. 1 Wod floor, throughout. Plenty of cabinets in
overlooking Family Room and Dining Room. One car garage with
unfinished Storage Room above. Large bedrooms. Pets ok. Off
island. S,14li7/mo.
978 Chad Street- 1400 sf. 3B1U2BA Island Townhome located in
the heart of Amelia Island on a quire cul-de-sac. Close to the
Fernandina Beach Middle and High Schools..Low maintenance
landscaping. Masterdown nl ... n, m ... ...l Bedrooms.Vaulted
ceiling in 2 story Family Room. Office/loft area overlooking Family
Room. One car garage. Washer and dryer. Pers ok. On Island.
30936 Paradise Commons #227 1143 sf. 2BR/2BA totally
renovated Amclia Lakes condo with custom paint and fixtures. This
2nd floor unit is within easy walking distance to pool and other
amenities. Pets ok. Off Island. $950/mo.

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Unit! 2/2 $295,000 MLS #57243 Premium residential lot in gated
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*Timber Creek 5BR/3BA with
Den/Office and 2 car garage. Like new!
$1,600/mo. until .
*2500 First Avenue 2BR/2BA apart-
ment with single car garage, small deck,
office/bonus room, tile and laminate
flooring, second floor with just a peek
of the ocean! $1.200/mo.
305 S 17th Street, 2BR I BA house $850
a month + utilities
*3423 S. Fletcher 2BR IBA downstairs
of duplex $890 a month includes water,
sewer, and garbage
*L-2 Forest Ridge 2BR I.5BA town-
house, furnished, $1250 a month
includes water, sewer, garbage, and elec-
tric. I I% 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.
*3BR/ 3BA townhome in Sandpiper
Loop $1450/wk plus taxes & cleaning
Two 800sf Office/Retail spaces, can be
joined for one, 1,600 sq ft space, AIA
next to Peacock Electric $12/sq. ft +
CAM and Tax
Amelia Park Unit B small office (2
rooms) with bath, 576 sq. ft $1050/mo.
+ sales tax.
Five PointsVillage 1,200 sq.ftAIA/S 8th
St. exposure Great for retail, services,
or office. $1h200/mo +sales tax.
. Amelia Park Unit E (14th St frontage) -
910 approx. sq.ft, 3 offices, reception
area, kitchen and bathroom.'$1l450/mo.
+ utilities.
S1839 S. 8th St. adjacent to Huddle
House, 1,800 sqft. $1700/mo. lease +
tax. Sale also considered.
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817 Other Areas
ocean access with boat slips. Only
$69,900. Sat. 12/1. New ready to
finish cottage. Prime coastal Georgia
location. Gated entrance, paved roads,
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tap. Historically lowest financing. Call
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to move in, great for pets. Lots of
space for the price. 3BR/2BA, sCriouL
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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.

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

858 Condos-Unfurnished
Paradise 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe condos
in gated, lakeside community with 24/7
fitness ctr, resort-style pool, ten-nis &
more! Lots of upgrades! Starting at
just $799/mo incl. water/sewer! Call
Tammy at (904) 415-6969, for a
showing. www amclialakes.com

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

HOME Yulee. 86093 Kutana Dr.
Clean & bright. $695. Go by, then call

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

852 Mobile Homes 1 860 Homes-Unfurnished

remodeled 2-3 bedroom SW in Yulee.
$600-$750/mo., water inc. 50x100 lot.
RTO avail. Call (904)501-5999.

3BR/3BA MH for rent on Karen
Walk. $900/mo. + $800 dep. Call

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

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

2BR/1BA SWMH In Blackrock area.
Service animals only. W/D, huge
privacy fenced yard. $750/mo + $750
dep. (904)583-5969

3BR/2BA DW 75586 Johnson Lake
Rd., Yulee. Backs up to the lake.
$875/mo. + $500 deposit. Call (470)
216-7113 or (478)363-1066.

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

854 Rooms
MASTER BEDROOM Private entr-
ance. South Fletcher. Rent and deposit.
Across from walk-over to beach. TV &
internet service. (904)583-2456

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

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

Marsh Lakes, 3BR/2.5BA T.H. 1860sf
95130 Village Dr Fireplace, lake view,
garage. $1475/mo. Call 904-923-7637.

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

2,600sf, 4BR/3BA on 4th fairway, great
room, FP, Ig kit w/dinette, separate LR
& DR. $1,695/mo. (904) 335-0583

SMALL 2BR/1BA 114 N. 14th St.
$800/mo. + dep. & references.
Includes washer/dryer, water softener.
No smoking. Service animals only. Real
estate agent/owner (904)261-350-7

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

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

864 Commercial/Retail
Yulee. (904)225-2195
TURN KEY Pizza, Sub & Salad Rest-
aurant Rent includes all equipment
for $2,950/mo. Located on SR-200,
Yulee in Brand New Shopping Center.
Great visibility.& high traffic. 41,000
Cars Daily. Contact Eli (904)410-4939.

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