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Title: The news-leader
Uniform Title: News-leader (Fernandina Beach, Fla.)
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Creation Date: February 22, 2013


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The county needs $49
million to fund operations
at its current service level.
Decreasing property val-
ues and no change to the
millage rate for five years
in a row has resulted in ad
valorem revenue of$40
million and therefore a
deficit of$9 million.'





Shrinking property tax revenues
could lead the Nassau County.
Commission to cut costs and hike taxes
to fend offa projected $9 million budg-
et hole for fiscal year 2013-14.
This year the county generated $40.
million in property tax revenues, down
from $53 million in 2008-9. Last
October, commissioners agreed to off-
set a millionn shortfall with a blend
of reserves and one-cent sales tax rev-
Now, the commission faces a stark
reality: the county is spending more
m o ,-, iii.in i'. L. I I.. :iiiit' The need
for ,' I' ,illi-bi in recurring revenues
to continue operating as-is means the
board would have to slash expenses or
raise taxes to maintain the county's
current services, budget staff has said.
"The county needs $49 million to
fund operations at its current service
level. Decreasing property values and
no change to the millage rate for five
years in a row has resulted in ad val-
orem revenue of $40 million and there-
fore a deficit of $9 million," said.Shanea
Jones, management and budget direc-
tor, adding that the figures were pre-
liminary since she has not yet
reviewed estimates from the property
Workshop to discuss the board's
options, initially set this week, has
been rescheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday.
The board is encouraging residents
to attend and participate in the dis-
Jones said commissioners have a
range of options to consider, including:
cutting services, continuing the use
of one-cent sales tax for operations,
::inil 1il.- millage rate and reinstating
a five-cent gas tax the board eliminat-
ed previously.
In recent years, commissions have
opted to cut expenses and clip into
sales tax and reserve funds to offset
falling revenues, rather than raise
taxes. Since fiscal year 2008-9, the
board has kept the millage rate at
7.2364 mills, while property tax rev-
enue has fallen by nearly 25 percent,
or $13 million.
In the same span, the county has
cut expenses by 7.5 percent, or $3 mil-
lion. Additional cuts could mean clos-
ing fire stations or library branches,
reducing road maintenance and elim-
inating grant aid for local nonprofit
"Further reductions to expenses
would require the (board) to evaluate
all services provided to citizens and
determine what would be discontin-
ued," said Jones.
In order to generate an additional
$9 million in property tax revenue, the
BUDGET Continued on 3A


High Dynamic Range (HDR) is a
photographic technique that
allows you to see a greater range
of colors and detail in both high-
lights and shadows. Local pho-
tographer John Adams is an
expert in this technique and will
present his photography and
explain his methods at the next
meeting of the Island Art
Association Photographers
Group on Thursday. The meeting
will be held at the IAA Art
Education Center, 18 N. Second
St., at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed. For details call the associa-
tion at 261-7020 or visit
islandart.org. With HDR several
exposures are blended together,
bringing out striking detail and
dazzling color, as in Adams'
photo of a shrimp boat at the
Fernandina harbor, left.

Forward Fernandina finished

News Leader
Amid gasps of surprise liom the
audience, what remains of the
Forward Fernandina strategic plan
was quashed for good Tuesday when
the city commission voted 3-2 to
return $1 million of a $1.88 million
loan taken out in 2011.
Commissioners decided, howev-
er, to keep about $460,000 in finds
they set aside for renovation of the
Fernandina Beach branch of the
N',-1 Coiir1. Library.
Ti I'l: i'v has already spent several
hundred thousand d.I 1 ,i of the loan
on Ii'i:n.in-. iL, project management,
d: ign anrd I niiiir, i. of downtown
infrastructure projects.-
Concerned residents once again
iilhl..I City Hall on Tuesday, many of
them in support of keeping the
money for the library renovation or
the Forward Fernandina plan, but
some who spoke up in favor of
returning the funds.
Amid -. ,il-- of surprise from the
audience and groans of "Oh, no,"
city commissioners approved return--
ing $1,011,348 of the $1.88 million
borrowed in November 2011 for the
comprehensive downtown plan.
Mayor Sarah Pelican, Vice Mayor
C'.ii 1,_, Corbett and Commissioner
Pat Gass voted in favor of returning
the money to SunTrust bank to save
the city a maximum annual debt
service of about $150,000.
S The Forward Fernandina loan
was controversial from the begin-
ning because it was never put out
for a public vote, which raised the ire
of many residents- especially when
a franchise fee was added to city util-

'We need to vote it up or down tonight....
We need to get going on the library.
They have the money to get started
and we can go from there.'

ity '.II 1 pay for the loan.
The loan ivas meant to cover
Phase I of the Forward Fernandina
strategic plan that was spearhead-
ed by the Amelia Island Ferthandina
P, -l. ', ,r.n Foundation early in 2011.
Phase I included funds for a new
library, opening the Alachua Street
crossing to traffic.and other infra-
structure improvements along Front
Commissioner Ed Boner said
Tuesday he would like to see the
money used to offset a likely
decrease in property tax revenues in
the city budget.
"We could repurpose (Ilh-
money) to use productively rather
than giving it back," Boner said.
Commissioner Arlene Filkoff, the
only remaining commissioner who
was seated when the loan was
approved, defended borrowing the
money, saying it was meant to
improve downtown infrastructure,
which eventually would attract more
investors to the area. She also noted
a local resident was poised to invest
in the downtown.
Gass, who initiated the discus-
sion at an earlier meeting, argued
she did not want to see the success
of one person in the downtown guar-
anteed by taxpayers.
Boner said he would like to hear

what the investor had to say before
making a decision on returning the
Forward Fernandina loan. "You
should know what you're giving up
before you give it up," he said.
Pelican complained she was jtist
given 4-he letter fre&m the investors.
she was coming into the meeting.
"It sounds like the perfect solti-
tion," she said. "It seems like all of a
sudden this is a silver bullet. I see
this as a needs versus wants issue."
"I just don't see putting (the vote)
off any longer," Corbett said. "We
need to vote it up or down tonight...
We need to get going on the library.
They have the money to get started
and we can go from there."
"Commissioner Gass has stated
her willingness to keep the money
for the library," Filkoff said. She sug-
gested commissioners approve the
library funds once again and table
the rest of the discussion until com-
missioners spoke with the down-
town investor.
"I guess the nicest thing I can
say is 'No thank you,'" Gass retort-
ed. "It's not good business sense
and it's not common sense."
In the end, commissioners voted
3-2 to send back $1,011,248 left from
the $1.88 million loan, and to use

FORWARD Continued on 3A



the money

Nearly'all residents who spoke at
Tuesday's meeting pleaded with com-
missioners to keep the Forward
Fernandina loan and go ahead with
improvement of the city waterfront.
"I thought this was all done," said
local business owner Joan Bean of the
'Forward Fernandina plan. "Everything
is in place.... If you don't have the
money now, when are you going to get
the money? ... Take a leap, spend that
Local architect Randy Rice said an
improved waterfront park would create
a gateway to the city for boaters, who
now see only a parking lot and a fac-
tory. "What we have now is like going
to someone's house and they have a
washer and dryer in the foyer," Rice
said. "For a walkable community, you
can't afford not to do the waterfront
park. ... Instead of spending a zillion
dollars, why don't we have a workshop
and talk about things that are reason-
"I am totally against giving back
the money," John Megna said. "We
have so many things we could use the
money for.... If you are in a down trend,

MONEY Continued on 3A

Spay Day groups urge: Bepartofsolution

For the News-Leader
Millions of animals in the United
States are homeless. Many friendly,
1- .ililh and loving dogs and cats are
humanely put to death each year, sim-
ply because there are too many of
them and not enough homes to go
around. An important way to cut down
on this heartbreaking loss of life is to
have your pet spayed or neutered,
and urge your friefids to do the same.
In Nassau,County, it's much easi-
er to get your pet spayed or neutered
than you might think. Several free or
reduced-price programs are available
for both cats and dogs.
"Having your pet spayed or

Anybody who wants help getting their
animals fixed, we're there.'

neutered not only saves lives by
reducing ('., Ii" ,i1i il..i..I It also can
extend the life of your pet," said
Animal Control Officer Sherry
Merritt of the Nassau Humane
Society. The simple procedure can
greatly reduce the, risk of cancer in
your pet, reduce unwanted aggres-
sive behavior and make your pet'less
likely to wander away from home,
she noted.
It's especially important to do it

soon, because spring always brings an
influx of homeless animals at shel-
ter's, said Beth Hackney, executive
director of Cats Angels in Fernandina
Beach. :, i., spring lits, please,
please, please pick up the phone and
be part of the solution," she said.
'1.. il of help is available."
To help spread the word, Tuesday,
Feb. 26 will be World Spay Day, an
annual campaign of the Humane
Society of the United States and

Humane Society International. In
Fernandina Beach, the Nassau
Humane Society and Cats Angels will
sponsor an information booth
Tuesday from noon to 3 p.m. at the
Peck Center, 516 South 10th St.
Everyone is invited to come find out
Every Wednesday is "Spay Day" in
Fernandina Beach. Cats Angels will
transport your cat or small dog to
First Coast No More Homeless Pets,
a spay-neuter clinic in J.i I -i, i ilh.,
and pick them up that evening. large
dogs will require owner transport.
Simply call Cats Angels at : -l_'I 'i,.
and leave a message to make an
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FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 22. 2013 NEWS News-Leader


Manley Miller (Jacksnville
Richo (Jackso
DeLoach daughter, Lind
Manley Miller DeLoach (Chester, FL)
died Monday, February 11, Rev. and Mrs
2013 at his home in Lawrence- Richo, Bro. N
ville, GA after a long period of Earlene Robi
declining health. Celestine S
A memorial service will be Fernandina B
held today, Friday, February other caring r
22, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at Bill and friends.
Head Funeral Home, ilburn/ Funeral ser
Tucker Chapel, on Saturday, F
with Rev. Phil at Elm St. Chu
Nail officiating. Jimmy Campt
He is sur- Rev. Earl Ri
S vived by his Friends may vi
wife, Sharon February 22,
Strickland the Mary L. B
DeLoach; Huffand Battis
daughters, Susan and Walter and on Saturda
Sturges of Fernandina Beach, until the hour
FL and Beth and Timmy HuffandBa
Moncrief of Rock Hill, SC; sons
Michael DeLoach of Arkansas, Gertrude
Robert and Mary Harper of
Anderson, SC, and Brian and Mrs. Gertr
Kristi Harper of, Dallas, TX; of Fernandin
grandchildren, Shawna and awayWednesd
Michael Sturges of Fernandina 2013 at the M
Beach, FL, Lauren Harper of Caringin Jack
Dallas, TX and Selah Moncrief Born in H
of Rock Hill, SC; sister, Gayle June 7, 1909
Mullens of Gulf Breeze, FL; daughter of B<
cousin, Patty Hoyle of Dayton, Ray and Rosa I
OH; mother-in-law, Ida She vas rai
Strickland of Lawrenceville, GA; County, Geor
several nieces, nephews and
Manley was born in Atlanta
in 1938, attended Grady High
School in Atlanta and finished
high school in Orlando, FL He
was a General Contractor in
.Sandv Snrinar and Dunwoodv.

GA and Amelia Island, FL and
retired to the Atlanta area.
The family will receive
friends one hour prior to the
service from 11:00 AM-12:00
Noon at Bill Head Funeral
Home- and Crematory,
Lilburn/Tucker Chapel.
Bill Head Funeral Home and
Crematory. Tucker. Ga.

Edna Elizabeth
Ms. Edna Elizabeth Lovett
was born to the late Mr. James
Lovett, Sr. and Mrs. Lottie
- Perpena-Lovett on October 2,
1931, the tenth child of ten chil-
dren. She left her earthly home
on February 16, 2013.
Ms. Edna Lovett was a life-
long and well-known resident
of her community, until recent-
ly; because of failing health, she
moved to Orlando, Florida with,
her daughter. Edna was known'
for her crafts of baking and gar-
dening. She took great pride in
planting and growing a variety,
of flowers, as well as vegeta-
bles. Her baking of different
pastries and cakes delighted
the hearts of the many that
knew her. Ms. Edna also nur-
tured and mentored many of
the youngsters in the neigh-
borhood. She took care of and
aided in the rearing of several
children in the community.
They grew to respect and
admire her loving attitude.
Ms. Edna leaves to mourn
her passing a devoted and lov-
ing daughter, Marva (Orlando,,
FL); special nieces, Pamular
Lovett (Fernandina beach, FL),
Barbara Goosby (Lake Wales,
FL), Marionett Mack
(Fernandina Beach, FL), and
Mary Anest Shelby (Chicago,
IL); special nephews, Cedric
Gilyard and Jarari Gilyard

, FL), Raymond
inville, FL); god-
la Maria Williams
; special friends,
. Earl and Hazel
athaniel and Sis.
inson, and Ms.
;tuart, all of
Beach, FL; many
nephews, nieces,

vices will be held
february 23, 2013
irch of God, Rev.
,ell, Pastor, with
cho, Presiding.
iew today, Friday,
from 6-8 p.m. in
reaker Chapel of
se Funeral Home;
ay from 9:30 a.m.
of service.
rrise Funeral Home

rude Spivey, 103,
a Beach, passed
lay, February 20,
Aorris Center for
sonville, Florida.
inesville, Ga. on
), 'she was the
benjamin Franklin
Elizabeth Mobley.
sed in Liberty
Mrs. Spivey
was an accom-
plished Seam-
stress and dur-
ing World War
II, she made
bandages for
the American

Red Cross for the soldiers fight-
ing overseas.
In 1948, she married Joe
Spivey and they eventually set-
tled in Nassau County, Florida
where Mr. Spivey worked for
Sthe City of Fernandina and she
worked for Lynn's Dress Shop
and Mary K's Store for many
She was very proud to make
all of the flags for the
Fernandina Beach Rotary Club.
Mrs. Spivey was the oldest
member of the First Baptist
Church of Fernandina Beach.
She leaves behind her
Grandsons, John H. Spivey, Jr.
(Kathie) of Yulee; Ben W.
Spivey (Bonnie) of Fernandina
Beach; Wayne S. Spivey
(Wanda), of Yulee, Danny
Porter (Linda) and Joe Porter
(B.J.),both of Douglas, Ga.; her
Granddaughters, Geneva S.
"Lifauds ofl'Fer nanding',Beat h.
Rosa E. Harrell' (G.J.) of
Fitzgerald, Ga., and Shirlee
Porter of Douglas, Ga.; Many
Great-Grandchildren and Great-
The family will receive
friends from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M.
Today at Oxley-Heard.
Funeral Services will be
held at 11:00 -A.M. Saturday
from the Burgess Chapel with
Rev. Buddy Jones, officiating.
She will be laid to rest with
her husband, Joe Spivey, who
passed away October 18, 1972.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors


Mrs. Theresa Dede Stone,
54, Fernandina Beach, died
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.
Funeral services will be at 4
p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at
St. Peter's Episcopal Church.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors





The "hiking fad" invaded Fernandina Beach,
with "more rugged feeling boys" planning a trek
to Jacksonville.
February 21, 1963

The Nassau County Commission was ponder-
ing a higher beach permit fee for out-of-state driv-
February 25, 1988

Nassau County was set to file a declaration of
taking to acquire Amelia Island Utilities.
February 21, 2003'


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BookFestival links students and authors

For the News-Leader

"You should write a book entitled 'How
to Conduct a Great Author Visit!' 1 would
love to return someday to lead your stu-
dents in some interactive Writing or
Illustrating Workshops.... We could have
a BLAST'!"
Those are the words of Chris.Rumble,
author of Uncle Stinky, in his letter to
Callahan Intermediate School's media spe-
cialist Evelyn French last year. He had just
had his first experience with the Amelia
Island Book Festival's annual program,
Authors In Schools, and he was obviously
pumped up about it, He's not the only
author who had a blast.
It was author Cynthia Enuton, who after
visiting Hilliard Elementary, reported that
not only were the students inspired to read
and write, but the festival and the inteac-
tions with other authors inspired her as
Enuton created a website'for the stu-
dents of Nassau County called Paw Power
for her ebook short story writing contest
last year. Paw Power offered story cre-
ation directions, participation permission
forms and contest rules. This resulted in
the ebook titled Paw Power: the Kids of
Nassau County and their Pets, a compilation
of several stories that were submitted by
students from all over the county. It is
available through amazon.com and all pro-

ceeds are donated to animal shelters. It is
a cool book!
So, what does the Book Fest do for an
encore in 2013? President, and an author
in her own right, Terri Ridgell Wright
came up with a plan.
"Let's link every student in the Nassau
County public school system with the
author who visits their school during
Authors In Schools each year. By giving
them an autographed copy of their book,
this will encourage the curious student to
venture into-the wondrous world of read-
ing. Plus, it will serve as a permanent
reminder of the unique encounter each
student had with an author," she said.
"Over time, students will develop their
own personal library," she continued, "and
the Book Festival will have been the cata-
The board replied, "OK, what do we
do next?"
"This would require the purchase of
nearly 6,000 books," said the determined
Wright. "At a conservative per book price'
of $10, well, it will cost a lot, so we need to
come up with a plan to buy these books.
Simple as that. We'll call it Author Link
and go out into-the community and ask
them to support it." Tefri is very opti-
Board member John Carr has begun
the journey into the corporate community,
asking for contributions to the Author Link
fund in increments of $1,000. Phase One

Use rain barrels

to water garden

For the News-Leader

The idea of using stored
rainwater to supplement home
irrigation systems has gained
greater acceptance in recent
years. As our population grows
and the demand for clean
drinking and bathing water
increases, the use of non-tra-
ditional methods to water gar-
dens, shrubs, or flowerbeds.
becomes more important.
Using stored water from
rain barrels reduces the
demand on public water sys-
tems to irrigate plants, leav-
ing more potable water for
human consumption and san-
itation in the home. Water bills
are reduced and we feelgood
about conserving Florida's
precious fresh water resource.
.:As'.we all know, we live in
an area prone-to periods of
drought. Water restrictions are
now the norm. So, storing and
using free rainwater is a worth-
while endeavor. Rain barrels
are part of water conservation
just as low-flow toilets and
water flow controls on shower
heads. And, they are not
expensive or difficult to install.
Locally, home improve-
ment stores and garden cen-
ters offer a variety of rain bar-
rels. They come in different
colors and shapes. All of them
hold 50 or more gallons of
rainwater. They can be painted
to match the color of a house
or decorated by the home-
owner. Most are made of non-
toxic plastics but wooden bar-
rels and clay pots have also
been used. Rain barrels can
be purchased for less than
$100, or homemade. But, it's a
great DYI project, too!
The components of a rain
barrel are simple. There is an
opening at the top or side of
the barrel for incoming water
via a dowrnspout. Depending
on the model, a filter or screen
may be used to keep out mos-
quitoes or falling debris. An
overflow spout is near the top
to direct excess water away
from the house and a faucet
with:a spigot near the bottom
to deliver the water. Some rain
barrels also have a top that
opens to access the water as
There are only a few con-
siderations when installing a
rain barrel. First, gravity is the
force responsible for getting
water to your plants if a stan-
dard hose or soaker hose is
attached to the spigot.
Therefore, the barrel needs to

This rain barrel was con-
nected with fixtures that
did not require adjusting
the length of the down-
spout. The homeowner
painted the barrel to
Match the color of.her
home, so it would blend
into the landscape.

Nassau Extension will
hold a rain barrel work-
shop as part of its
Landscape Matters pro-
gramming on March 13
However. registration is
required by March 4
There is a $15 fee to
cover pail of Ihe supplies
for the rain barrel Checks
must be made payable to
SNassau County
Extension Each panici-
pant will take a rain barrel
home to install in their
landscape For more
information, call 19041
879-1019 On Fridays.
Master Gardeners are on
phone duty at 491-7340

be set on higher ground or set
upon a base of concrete blocks
or treated wood. Second, if a
hose is not used, make sure
that the spigot height accom-
modates your watering can or
bucket of choice.
Finally, it is usually neces-
sary to adjust the distance
from the downspout to the rain
barrel. There are flexible plas-
tic extensions to customize the
linkagebetween the down-
spout and the rain barrel. And,
you can even have a rain bar-
rels without a gutter and down-
It is estimated that an inch
of rain falling on the average
2,000 square foot roof pro-
duces around 1,200 gallons of
runoff- a staggering amount
if only a portion could be
stored for later use.
Remember, there are no
water restrictions on using
water from a rain barrel and
rain water does not have the
chemical additives used by
public water systems. The use
of rain barrels can also reduce
erosion around the house and
the amount of pollutants car-
ried into our water supply dur-
ing heavy downpours. Let's
take care of our Earth and its
unique life-supporting
resource water.
Paul Gosnell lives on
Am elia Island and is an active
Master Gardener volunteer with'
the Nassau County Extension
Service and the University of
Florida/ FAS. Master
Gardeners serve under the
direction of Rebecca L. Jordi,
County Extension Director/
Horticultural Extension Agent.

will collect enough contributions to allow
the festival to spend $1,000 per public
school toward the purchase of their visit-
ing author's books. The 2013 goal: Fifteen
public schools, $15,000. That can be done.
Each of the Nassau County schools will
distribute these books as they see fit.
Contributions may be in smaller incre-
ments, and contributors will be recognized
in a personalized bookplate inside the
"It might not get a book into the hands
of every student at first, but it's a start," said
Carr, "Each book is an investment in a
child, their family and, literally, the future
of our community."
Businesses are the obvious place to
start in soliciting contributions, but the
festival believes that they'll find support
from individuals, book clubs, civic organ-
izations and granting agencies to meet the
final goal. The festival pledges that every
single dollar donated will go directly to
purchase books because they aie covering
all administrative costs of the program.
For anyone who bemoans the decline
in the state of the world, what this nation
is coming to, why kids just don't act like
they should ... you get the drift. Here's a
concrete way to fight back.
Make a contribution to Author Link by
going to ameliaislandbookfestivaLcom and
clicking on the icon. It is tax deductible, it
will make you feel better and it will make
a difference in the life of a child.


The National Alliance on
Mental Illness (NAMI)
'Consumer'Support Group
meets Fridays at 11 a.m. at
the Council on Aging, 1367
South 18th St., Fernandina
Beach. The meetings are .
free and led by a psychiatric.
Nassau.NAMI holds busi-
ness meetings the third *
Thursday of each month at
5:30 p.m..in the conference
room of the Northeast
Florida Community Action
Agency, 1303 Jasmine St.,
Suite 100. Everyone is wel-
Family support meetings
for family members of an
individual with a mental
health' diagnosis are held at
St. Peter's Episcopal Church,
801 Atlantic Ave., the fourth
Thursday of the month at 7
p.m. The meetings are free
of charge.
Contact Lisa Mohn at 277-
S1886 fo- more information
about any of the meetings.
Pirates and pints
The Fernandina Pirates
Club continues its quest to
replace the Jacksonville
Jaguars as the number one
organization in the region to
collect blood donations for
the Georgia Florida Blood
Alliance, and these plunder-
ing skallywags can be found
at two convenient locations
on Feb. 23.
Pirates will be in the ban-
quet hall of the American
Legion Post 54, 626 S. Third
St. (corner of Gum and
Third) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
American Legion Squadron
54 and the Men's Auxiliary
Post 4351 will provide a free
lunch and beverages for
those that donate. A Blood
Mobile will be set up at the
Fernandina Beach Market
Place on North Seventh
Street in downtown
Fernandina Beach during
market hours, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
For more information about
Pirates, Pints and Prizes, visit

A read-in on "Black
History Moments" will be
held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at
the Peck Center Library, 516
South 10th St.. Come and
enjoy moments of history.
For information contact
Ernie T Albert at 261-4113 or
Joyce Olds at 261-4374.

American Beach author
and historian, Annette
Myersi will sign copies of her
American Beach and the Big
Sand Dune and the Beach '
Lady books from 1-3 p.m. at
Books Plus, 107 Centre St.,
on Feb. 27 and 28. For fur-
ther information, call Books
Plus at 261-0303.
Driver safety class
First Presbyterian Church
Fernandina will host an
AARP Driver Safety Program
for those 50 and older on
Feb. 25 and 26. The class will
meet from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
both days in the Anchor,
located on the corner of
Centre and Sixth streets. Call
261-3837 to register.
Class size is limited. The
cost is $12 for AARP mem-
bers and $14 for others. You
can save on your auto insur-
ance by taking this course.
ReadingPals matches pas- .

sionate, committed, trained
volunteers with pairs of pre-
kindergarten students who -
need extra help getting ready
for kindergarten. Training
for volunteers will be held on
Feb. 26 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at
the Fernandina Beach Police
Department community
room, 1525 Lime St.
A Level 2 background
screening is required. For
information or to sign up, call
(904) 390-3255 or visit www.
Blood drive
The Rotary Club of
Fernandina Beach will host a
blood drive on Feb. 27, when
-the Blood Alliance bloodmo-
bile will be in the parking lot
of the Florida House Inn
from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Make an
appointment in advance on
the Blood Alliance's website
at www.thebloodalliance.com
or come at your convenience
the day of the drive.
Women meet .
The next WOAMTEC
(Women on a Mission to
Earn a Commission) lunch is
11:30 a.m.-l'p.m. Feb. 27 at
the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road.
Cost is $15 and includes
lunch. WOAMTEC offers
business-building opportuni-
ties where women can focus
on keeping their priorities in
order of faith, family and
finance without feeling guilty
about it. Contact Lisa Buben
at (734) 341-5507 or
Gun courses
Gary W. Belson
Associates Inc. will hold con-
cealed weapon license cours-
es at 4 p.m. Feb. 28 and
March 1.
A basic with defensive tac-
tics course will be held at
7:45 a.m. March 2 and 10.
For details and the com-
plete schedule contact
Belson at 491-8358, (904)
476-2037 or gbelson@bell-
south.net. Visit
Camping event
Young Business Leaders
will host YBiz Tent Camping
at Fort Clinch March 1-3.
Contact YBiz President Kyle
Roosen for more information
at kyle@fernandinabeach-
golfclub.com or reserve a
tent site in the beach camp-
ground at Fort Clinch, 277-
7274, to join the group for
s'mores, a potluck picnic, a
geocaching hike and more.
Garage sale
Alpha Delta Kappa, a
teaching sorority, will host a
garage sale on March 2 in
the Emma Love cafeteria
from 8 a.m. to noon. All pro-
ceeds from the sale support
the Alpha Delta Kappa schol-
arship for Nassau County
Stroke support
.The Stroke Support
Group meets in the confer-
ence room at Baptist Medical
Center Nassau on the first
Thursday of the month at I
p.m. The next meeting is
March 7 and will feature
speaker Brad Ferris, a phar-
macist at Publix, who will
talk about medications com-
monly used for stroke and
drug interactions.
The meeting is open to
anyone, especially people
who have suffered a stroke
and caretakers of stroke

511 Ash Street. Fernandina Beach. FL 32034
(904) 261-3696 Fax 261-3698
Website for email addresses: fbnewsleader.com
Office hours are 830 a.m. to 5:00p.m. Monday through Friday

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22,2013 NEWS News-Leader

Tree fix proposed for land code
GARRETT' PIL[.ICAN The amendment would include language
News Leader that would protect all native canopy trees, pro

The Nassau County Planning & Zoning
Board is set to consider an amendment to the
Iind Development Code that would encour-
age the protection of existing trees in new
developments on unincorporated Amelia Island.
The meeting is set for 7 p.m. March 19 at the
James S. Page Governmental Complex. Interest2
ted residents are also encouraged to attend a
mecling at 7 p.m. March 5. held at the same
location, where the issue will come up for dis-

Continued from ZA
appointment or to learn more.
Various grant programs are
available to reduce or elimi-
nate the cost. Under the Spay
West program, free spay/
neuter is available through No
More Homeless Pets for resi-
dents in these Zip codes: 32097
(Yulee), 32011 (Callahan),
32046 (Hilliard) and 32009
(Bryceville). The only charge
is $10 if your pet doesn't have
a current Nassau County
license tag. The program also
covers feral/community cats,
which must arrive in a humane
S Spay Nassau is a spay/
neuter service for residents
anywhere in Nassau County
who participate in assistance
programs, such as food stamps
or Medicaid.
A program is also available
for Fernandina Beach resi-
Sdents' pit bulls or pit bull
mixes. Any city resident's pit
bull or pit bull mix is eligible for
free spay/neuter surgery
though the Nassau Humane
Society, 671Airport Road.' NHS
will make the appointment with
Nassau Veterinary Hospital,

Continued fiom 1A
board would have to raise the
millage rate by 1.66 mills, cost-
ing the average homeowner
about $15 each month, Jones
The county could also raise
revenues through special tax-
ing districts that assess fees
for specific services to the res-
idents that directly benefit
from them.


Dinner meeting
The Democratic Club of
Amelia Island invites you to
attend its next dinner meet-
ing to be held at the
Fernandina Beach Golf
Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road,
Fernandina Beach, on Feb.

The doors will open at 6
p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. A
cash bar will be available
throughout the evening.
There will be an opportunity
to join the club that evening
and to hear from some of the
committee chairs about their
plans for the coming year.
To reserve, send a
check for $15 per person,
payable to DCAI, to: DCAI,
PO. Box 1153, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32035. Checks
may also be dropped off at
the club headquarters, locat-
ed at the corner of Eighth
and Date streets in
Fernandina Beach.


vided they meet size thresholds, and encourage
developers to save existing trees and plant new
ones. It would also bring tree removal issues,
previously brought before the county com-
mission, under the purview of the planning
The measure follows publlic outcry in the
wake of the clear-cut removal of 30 or so mas-
sive live oak trees surrounding the Flash Foods
station at the intersection of First Coast

Highway and

and will transport the pet back
and forth to the vet. Call the
shelter at 321-1647 to sched-
ule the appointment. The pet
will also receive a free rabies
vaccination and a free vet'
assessment prior to the sur-
gery. The program is made
possible through a grant from
PetSmart Charities. A pit bull
and pit bull mix spay/neuter
program for Nassau County
residents is also available
through First Coast No More
Homeless Pets.
And even if you don't qual-
ify under any of those pro-
grams, Cats Angels will pro-
vide help if you can't afford it.
"We do pet cats, feral cats,
puppies and dogs," Hackney
said. She personally transfers
the pets to and from No More
Homeless Pets every
"Anybody who wants help
getting their animals fixed,
we're there," she said. Cats
Angels has helped more than
13,000 animals obtain the pro-
cedure in its 11 years of exis-
Information is also available
at www.CatsAngels.com, or
you can stop by the Cats
Angels Thrift Store at 709 S.

Another option would be
Slevying a gas tax of five cents
per gallon, excluding diesel
fuel, a stream that could raise
about $1.5 million. But intro-
. during such a tax, as more
than 20 other counties have,
would take a supermajority, or
four of five votes, from the
To balance this year's
budget, the board spent $6.3
million from its one-cent
sales tax revenue, a fund it has

South Fletcher Avenue last

Eighth St. from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
"When we started; there
wasn't much emphasis on
spay/neuter, and it wasn't
uncommon to find dead cats
and kittens pretty much any-
where in the community.
There's been a big improve-
ment over those 11 years. It
makes us feel good," she said.
For West Side residents,
the "Spay West Neuter Com-
muter" is available to transport
pets to and from treatment. It's
at Walgreen's in Callahan from
7 to 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, and
returns pets the same day
around 7:30 p.m. An appoint-
ment is necessary; please call
First Coast No Moi'e Homeless
Pets at (904) 425-0005.
More information on free
or reduced-priced spay/neuter
programs is available from:
The Nassau Humane
Society, www.NassauHumane
Nassau County Animal
Services, 86078 License Road
in Ytilec, 491-7440, www.
First Coast No More
Homeless Pets, 6817 Norwood
Ave., Jacksonville, (904) 425-
0005, www.fcnmhp.org

previously designated for cap-
ital projects.
Commissioners also spent
$2.6 million from the board's
reserve funds, an expense gen-
erally referred to as a "one-
shot" because reserves are
non-recurring and can only be
used once. Reserves have,
been historically used for
capital projects and also to
maintain the county's bond rat-


For more information or
to reserve by phone or.
email, contact Deloris

Gilyard at 261-2005 or
email at agily10243@aol.

Sunday, February 24, 7:00 pm Maxwell Hall
j .The Cause: Barnabas Center
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Intergenerational Band under the direction of Amy Scott
performing standard band literature and Sousa marches.

13h Annual

Kid's Fun Day
Sponsored by: FBHS Interact Club

WHEN: Saturday, February 23"'-
WHERE: Central Park on Atlantic Avenue
TIMES: 10:30 to 1:30 pm
AGES: 3-7

EVENTS: games, prizes, art center,

jumpy funhouses, field play area, face

painting/tattoos, and lots of FUN!!!

L*Parents/Guardians bring your children for a day of fun <
the park. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


FORWARD Continued from LA
$464,675 in remaining money of the $600,000
set aside for the library. The county, which owns
the library system, has also committed $600,000.
Phase I of Forward Fernandina was to include
$600,000 for a new library; $750,000 for Alachua
and other railroad crossing improvements;
$250,000 to develop construction plans for Front

MONEY Continued from 1A
the interest rates go down. If
you wait for the interest rates to
go up, that doesn't make sense."
"I don't see the benefit of
giving the money back," said
-Bob Ramshaw, general manag-
er of the Hampton Inn down-
town. 'There are things that will
benefit the city going forward."
"Capital improvement is an
investment toward the futui-e,"
said resident Tony Crawford.'
"It's the bullet we have to bite
for the future of our town..:. It's
almost like you're ready to work
together. Don't blow it."
"We have this mythology
that debt is bad," Clinch
Kavanaugh said. "This country
was conceived in debt. ... It's
how you spend your money
that's important."
"Please consider keeping
the money," resident Robin
Lentz said. "If we had the
money saved for this, I would be
saying, why are.my taxes so
high? ... This government has

Street and a waterfront park; $100,000 for a land
purchase for stormwater drainage; $85,000 for
Centre Street and South Eighth Street improve-
ments; $75,000 for project management servic-
es; and $40,000 for financing costs. City com-
missioners at the time were considering
borrowing up to $5.7 million for the entire down-
town project.

too many entities to be run like
a small business."
Resident Sam Lane said
Fernandina Beach is compet-
ing with other coastal towns for
tourist dollars. "Ifwe don't make
this place shine, other places
are going to outshine us and
get all the dollars," he said.
Andy Curtin, chair of the
CRA Advisory Board, was one
of only two residents to encour-
age commissioners to support
return of the moneywhile keep-
ing library renovation funds. "It
is needs versus wants," he said.
"Don't retain the money just to
retain the money."
"Out problem is, the last
three years there has been over-
spending," resident and former
commissioner Dale Dees said.

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"We have got to settle down and
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Paintings, photos, clay,
art glass, wood, jewelry
and other mediums.
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Saturday, February 23", 2013 5:00 8:00 pm
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013 NEWS News-Leader

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Nassau County, she and her staff enjoy personal)
assisting all her customers jewelry needs. Along side
Gigi and her experienced, friendly staff. James hal
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a certified gemologist.
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Gas prices and

diesel sales

This week, a two for one.
Two interesting topics that I ran
across in the past week. The
question directed my way most
often of late is, "Why are gas
prices going up?" While it is flat-
tering to think that I may have
an answer, I only have opinions.
An article entitled "32 days of
higher gas prices comes at
tough time" caught my atten-
tion. AAA is the source quoted
on the 32-day statistic and the
increases resulted in a 13 per-
cent rise in slightly over a
Let's look at what is sug-
gested in the article from CNN
Money on Sunday. Two-thirds
of the price of a gallon of gas
comes from the price of crude
,oil, which is up 10 percent in
the last two months. That
appears to be the biggest single
factor. Refiners, distributors,
retailers and the oil companies
can be involved, but the raw
cost of product is the big driver,
it seemsIto me.
Worldwide demand is grow-
ing and forcing the market
upwards. OPEC, the price-fix-
ing poster group, has cut pro-
duction a million barrels a day,
somewhat in response to rising
U.S. production. Artificially sup-
pressing supply allows for-
charging higher prices. A New
York commodity trader cites
Refineries going down, unantic-
ipated'maintenance and high-
er demand to rationalize price
increases. Also mentioned were
scheduled maintenance shut-
downs and conversion to the.
summer blend of gas.
If raw cost is two-thirds of
the mix, why all the discussion
of refineries, distributors and
retailers as the cause of price
hikes? My unqualified opinion is
that gas and diesel could well be
cheaper at the pump. More
domestic supply and less com-
modity price manipulation seem
a logical approach.
The second topic is an
expected tripling of U.S. diesel
passenger vehicle and light
truck sales. The current 1.5 per-
cent market share of OS. deal-
ership-sold diesels is projected
to reach 5 percent in the next
five yeais. They are quieter,
cleaner-burning, longer-lasting
..andb hve.enhanced resaleIt is
'the younger buyers' who are -
expected to push a dramatic
rise in diesel sales. They didn't

grow up with
the more
diesels of
.'. decades past.
Diesel fuel
is readily
available and
Slet's face it a
IEFFER'S doesn't want
CORNER to pick up a
date in a
Prius. The
RickKeffer younger gen-
eration is environmentally more
responsible and can see diesel
vehicles, with their 40 percent
fuel savings, as a "green" deci-
sion. Keep an eye out for more
diesel offerings in the very near
A little auto data: 81 million
vehicles were sold worldwide
in 2014 (14.5 million in the
U.S.). That figure blew my mind
and exhibits an exploding glob-
al market. Toyota, GM and VW
'combined for 28.1 million of the
2012 sales, or 35 percent. All
three are within reach of 10 mil-
lion sales in 2013 and are the
global heavyweights right now.
In Japan, a largely closed mar-
ket, this is how the three glob--
al sales leaders' market share
shook out: Toyota 46 percent,
VW 1.5 percent and GM 0.1 per-
cent. Oh, what a feeling. Ninety-
six percent of cars sold in Japan
are domestic not exactly a
level playing field.
Embrace our short winter.
Bundle up for a walk, eat some
oysters, do some cooking and
know that warm weather awaits.
Have a good week.
Rick Keffer owns and oper-
ates Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler
Jeep in Yulee. He invites ques-
tions or positive stories about
automobile use and ownership.

State settles with Toyota Motor Corp.

Florida Attorney General
Pam Bondi entered a settle-
ment with Toyota Motor Corp.,
resolving allegations that
Toyota publicly represented
that its vehicles were safe
despite knowing about unin-
tended acceleration caused by
accelerator entrapment and
"sticky" accelerator pedals.
The agreement Feb. 14,
which 29 other states joined,
requires Toyota to make oper-
ational changes and full dis-
closures about its resold vehi-
cles. Toyota must pay $29
million in total as part of the


national set-
tle i e n t,
nearly $2 mil-
lion to the
Florida attor-
ney general's
office to
cover inves-
tigative costs,
attorney fees

and future enforcement
"Misrepresenting a vehi-
cle's safety endangers the pub-
lic and violates Florida's con-
sumer protection law," stated

Bondi in a press release. "I am
pleased that Toyota cooper-
ated with our office and
has agreed to protect con-
sumers by reforming its oper-
The settlement prohibits
Toyota from reselling a vehicle
it reacquired with safety
defects without informing
the purchaser about the
defects and certifying that the
reacquired vehicle has been
The Florida attorney gen-
eral's office led the investiga-
tio.n along with Connecticut,


Top court upholds 'dog sniff'
TALLAHASSEE The important to law enforcement Harris failed to undermine that Supi
United States Supreme Court officers because it clarifies the showing, we agree- with the that
Tuesday ruled in favor of the legal standards governing their trial court that Wheetley had dete
State of Florida in Florida v. reliance on drug detection probable cause to search mon
Clayton Harris, deciding that dogs, a common law enforce- Harris's truck." evar
police dog Aldo's sniff consti- ment practice. "This victory is paramount than
tuted probable cause for The Supreme Court unani- to preserving our law enforce- judg
Liberty County K-9 Officer mously reversed the Florida ment officers' ability to use T
William Wheetley to search Supreme Court's judgment and police dog alerts to locate ille- this
Clayton's Harris's vehicle for declared, "Because training gal drugs and arrest those who gal.c
illegal drugs. records established Aldo's reli- possess them," stated Attorney MF]
The court's decision is ability in detecting drugs and General Pam Bondi. "The OPI




siana, Michigan, Nevada,
& Jersey, Ohio, South
)lina and Washington.
According to Bondi's
ase, the following states
icipated in the settlement:
lama, Arizona, Arkansas,
irado, Connecticut, Florida,
ois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisia-
Maryland, Michigan,
nesota, Mississippi,
aska, Nevada, New Jersey,
r Mexico, North Carolina,
o, Oregon, Pennsylvania,
de Island, South Carolina,
nessee, Texas, Virginia,
hington and Wisconsin.

reme Court correctly held
a police dog's reliability is
;rmined.through a com-
-sense evaluation of the rel-
it circumstances, rather
through.a rigid set of
:e-created requirements."
'o view the opinion, follow
link: http://myfloridale-



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We would like to take the
time to thank the following for
making our annual Desserts of
Amelia a success this year.
To the following restaurants
who donated desserts for tast-
ing: A Taste of Wine, Barbara
Jean's, Caf6 Karibo, Ciao, Cold
Stone Creamery, DeNucci's Soft
Serve, Doo Wop Diner, Fernan-
dina Beach High Culinary,
Horizon's, Joe's 2nd Street
Bistro, Kelley's Courtyard Cafe,
LuLu's, Ms. Carolyn's Breakfast
and Desserts, O'Kane's Irish
Pub & Eatery, Pablo's Mexican
Restaurant, Pastry Chef, Pep-
pers Restaurant, Short and
Sweet, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island, Tony's Brick Oven Pizze-
ria and Restaurant, Townies, T-
Rays Burger Station and 29
South Eats.
To the following for their
donations: Advanced Auto
Parts, Amelia Dental Group,
Amelia Hotel at the Beach,
Amelia River Cruises & Char-
ters, Amelia Surf and Racquet
Club, Artistic 'Florist, A Taste
of Wine by Steve, Barberitos,
'Bar Zin, Beef O'Brady's, Blue
Heron Inn, Bo & Mike's Detail,
Cason Photography, Club 14
Fitness, Dance Trance, Disco-
ver Scuba/The Atlantic Recrea-
tion Center, Dog Star Tavern,
Dome Hedling Center, Dottie B
Florist, Ecomotions Segway
Tours, Elizabeth Pointe Lodge,
Espafa Restaurant, Fancy Su-
shi, Fernandina Beach Munici-
pal Golf Course, Fish-spotters
Fishing Charters, Gourmet
Gourmet, The Green Turtle,
Greyfield Inn, Hana Sushi,
Home Depot, Hues of Amelia
Salon/Debbie, Elaine and Su-
san, Images Salon, Images
Salon/Abby Freeman Rich,
Island Falls Adventure Golf,
Jacksdnville Jaguars, Kinderstu-

dios Dance Academy, Lindy's,
Magna's 'A Full Body
Salon/Tracie Pierce, Marlene
Deutcher, Ms. Lucy Charters,
William Maurer, Nassau
Diamond Showroom, Park
Avenue Natural Day Spa, Party
and Play, Pecan Roll Bakery,
The Peck Center, Peterbrooke
Chocolatiers,, Pipeline Surf
Shop, Robison Jewelry Co.,
RockTenn, Sandy Bottoms,
Scentsy, Sea World in Orlando,
Ship's Lantern Gift Shop, Sol
Pedal, Southern Touch, Stillwell
Team, Twisted Sisters, Ugly
Fish/Lamar Miles, UPS Store,
Frances Wall, Walmart, Walt
Disney in Orlando, Williams
House and Workz of Heart
We' would -like to thank
Gabriel Arnold for the enter-
tainment, Aaron Bean for being
the emcee and auctioneer and
First Coast Community Bank
for merchant transactions.
We would like to thank the
following volunteers: Elaine
Bowen, Joanna Braddock, Yo-
landa Salazar Burrvel, Rebecca
Colsen, Michelle Dees, Susie
DeMille, Keith Dial, Serena
Fleming, Mike Harris, Stacy
Harris, Roberta Healey, Jo
Jekyll, Elizabeth Kiernan,
Danielle Kirkland, Adam Loud,
Kim Lunt, Eddie Martinez, Paul .
Martinez, Larri Reilly, Kim
Richardson, Virginia Clark
Rogers, DiaAa Schulz, Teresa
Sikes, Nicole Stillwell, Ashley
Strain, Kassy Sjuggerud,
Frances Wall and Queenie
Without all of you, this
fundraiser would have never
been possible. Thank you for
all your hard work, devotion
and generosity.
Dr. John A. Mazzella
and the FBMS PTO

Sunday Brunch!!

On the Menu:
ilTTT Bloody Mary List
FTUaIJ y Bottomless Mimosas
Pellcan Breakfast Tacos
I- Stuffed French Toast
Amelia Island, FL Chicken and Waffles
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'Comfort food with an attitude' has arrived

Musings, opinions, observa-
tions, questions, and random
thoughts on island life,
Fernandina Beach and more:
If you notice a large num-
ber of folks headed toward
.the south end of the island
with fork and knife in hand,
it's because they've discov-
ered that the Amelia Island
Omni Plantation's recently
renovated Verandah
Restaurant is now officially
serving smoked mullet as an
It's really true says AIOP
Marketing Communications
Manager Amy Lacroix, who
also assures me that it can be
served with a cold beer.
According to Amy, Executive
Chef Daven Wardynski saw
this column in early
December when I wrote that
"my idea of comfort food with
an attitude" would be
"smoked mullet with a cold
beer"... and that I was "bet-
ting that the Plantation ... will
insist their new chef ignore
my plea."
Well he didn't! In fact, he
did just the opposite, as he
attacked the idea with an
evangelical zeal, even
trekking to the shrine of
smoked mullet in St.
Petersburg -Ted Peters
Famous Smoked Fish for
research. He also spoke to
lots of locals on this island to
learn their methods, tested
the product, which he says he
has now perfected, and
placed it on the Verandah's
new menu, making him the
first to be able to officially
proclaim: "Amelia Island's
only smoked mullet." So
instead of tossing this news-
paper take it with you to the
SVerandah to wrap any leftover
mullet for the trip back home.
Call 321-5050 for reserva-
tions, but please don't get in
my way.
* *
I haven't eaten there yet,
but with the exception of the
long waits, I haven't heard
dne negative comment about
the new 302 Centre St. Italian
eatery Ciao and even the
cluster of hungry diners
appear cheerful and happy as
they sip glasses of wine in the
bar area, eagerly awaiting
Reservations are accepted
only for parties of eight or
more and a recent lengthy
Jacksonville Times-Union
review says the long wait is
more than worth it. With the
newly opened, classy and

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equally suc-
David's on
Street and
Ash; South
Street's Le
Clos; reno-
vated Joe's
South Third
Street's 29
South; and

South Fourth Street's
Espafia, downtown is blessed
with some of the finest
restaurants and chefs in
Northeast Florida, with many
visitors I've met arriving for
overnight stays just to eat
I've heard rumors that
Ciao is also opening an Italian
deli on South Second Street,
next to the downtown
Hampton Inn, in the vacant
spot where Gennaro's one
had a restaurant. If you've got
eight or more hungry diners
call Luca at 206-4311, less
than that, just show up and
take a number and wait your
turn, apparently it's worth it.
* *
I've eaten bouillabaisse in
northern and southern
France, Belgium and pre-
pared at home many years
ago by a French ex-wife,
among other places, but I've
never eaten bouillabaisse as
tasty as the one prepared by
Ricky Pigg at Joe's Second
Street Bistro that's chock full
of as much local seafood as
Ricky can get his hands on
including shrimp, crab, fish,
scallops, clams, etc., vegeta-
bles and a homemade tanta-
lizing broth that will have you
coming back repeatedly;so if'
you want some, check the
Piggs out any day but
Tuesday or call 'em at 321-
2558. Oh, and if bouillabaisse
isn't your thing, then try the
grouper fillet grilled in a corn
husk wrapper with roasted
jalapeno, etc., or one of
Ricky's special ribeyes. Folks
this place is special and this
local boy is really doing well!

Almost exactly 140 years
after he bought the Florida
House Inn in March 1873 for
$2,600 and then died there,
seven months later, Union ..
officer Capt. Thomas A,. .
Leddy will be honored by
having the iconic inn's restau-
rant named after him, say
innkeepers Emily and
Marshal Sands, who are
christening the cozy dining

area adjacent to the Inn's
Mermaid Bar "Ieddy's
Porch." The personable
young couple say lunch will
be served at Leddy's Porch
Wednesday through Friday
from 11:30 to 2:30 and a
brunch, offering bottomless
mimosas and Bloody Marys
for just 10 bucks available
Saturday and Sunday 9:30 til
3, all beginning Friday,
March 1. Meals during both
lunch and weekend brunch
will feature a Southern flair
including such items as bis-
cuit sandwiches with either
hash browns or grits as sides;
fried green tomatoes; Cajun
remoulade; fish and grits; the
inn's signature buttermilk
fried chicken, and many,
many more and, if you have a
group of friends or family in
town and want it all served
family style to your brood, the
innkeepers will accommodate
you but it is suggested you
call ahead at 491-3322 or
email innkeeper@floridahou-
By the way, Capt. Leddy,
who is buried in plot C5 of
Bosque Bello Cemetery,
fought in battles at Bull Run
(Manassas), Malvern Hill and
Fredericksburg among oth-
ers, and died here of his war
wounds while his daughter
Charlotte continued to live in
Sthe South Second Street
Florida House Inn for many
years before selling it in 1940.
* *
The 50th Shrimp Festival
will be celebrated May 3-5
and its Executive Director
Sandy Price has been work-
ing hard to put all the neces-
sary pieces in place to ensure
that this year's Golden
Anniversary goes smoothly
but she appears headed for a
bump in the road with restau-
rant/bar owners that I've
heard are upset that the festi-
val will be competing with
them for beer sales as for the
first time this year, the festival
will be pouring brews at the
downtown marina in an
enclosed area that houses
food vendors and the main
entertainment stage, taking
some suds swilling business
and tips away from local bar-
keeps who claim they do one
month's worth of business in
that three-day period. How-
ever, Ms. Price says she has-
n't heard any complaints from
- ,,ihe'local saloons. ;.. ..--
: Contact her at sandy@ .
,* *
Once the folks in
Tallahassee get around to
approving.a variance for it,
We'll soon see something

never seen on this island
before an authentic Cuban
coffee shop, Hola Cuban
Caf6, run by Chris Garcia,
whose cooking talents were
gleaned fiom his Cuban-born
parents. Sefior Garcia, who is
also a seasoned photogra-
pher, is now in Fernandina
for the third time and once
the state gives the OK, will be
opening in the spot behind
the Palace Saloon, formerly
occupied by Toppings. Hola
will feature pressed Cuban
sandwiches, Cuban coffee,
pastries and finger foods fol-
lowing the same hours as the
Palace so it's going to be a
landing spot for many late
night revelers as well as a fun
lunch and to-go location.

Add barbecue brisket and
pulled pork sandwiches and
barbecued ribs to those tasty
sandwiches, salads, etc. that
Jae and Annette Kim create at
their 3 N. Fourth St. Deli and
Desserts eatery across the
street from the downtown
post office, beginning tomor-
row, but only on Saturday, 9
a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday
10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the
barbecue. Order ahead of
tire by calling them at 277-

When new Duval County
School District Superinten-
dent Nokolai Vitti stripped
district Spokeswoman-Jill
Johnson of her PR duties for
what that organization's clue-
less politically correct doofus-
es considered offensive "red-
neck" comments about her
own husband, he made it
clear that he considers the
Human Resources
Department a dumping
ground when he chained her
to a rowing bench in the gal-
ley of that function. But if he
wanted to dole out some real-
ly harsh punishment he could
have sentenced her to a five-
day cruise in the Gulf of.
Mexico on one of the
Carnival line's floating septic
*' *
On the island's south end
the Bar Zin Bistro & Wine
Bar at 424 First Coast Hwy.
has completed its addition,
thus adding almost 100 seats
to that establishment. So stop
by for one of the island's most
eclectic menus and, before or
after-eating, sit at the bar and
have Suzanne Morgan or
'Natalie Nance, two of the
prettiest and most charming
barkeeps around, pour your
favorite beverage. No matter
if you are eating on the patio,
porch or inside, owner Tim
Seyda will ensure your visit is
a pleasant one as his more
than 30 years of high class
"restauranting" at some of the
finest U.S. dining establish-
ments sparkles in both pres-
entation and taste. Call him at
Thanks to the generosity-
of our neighbors Bill and
Joanne and their bounteous
lemon tree, my wife provided
me something I've never had
for breakfast before lemon-
ade! I've had orange, grape-
fruit, apple and tomato juice
and even V-8, but this-was the
first time for lemonade. Am I
the only one that thinks
lemonade and ice tea are best
consumed after 12 o'clock

First annual-

Wine & Food Tasting

Amelia Sunrise Rotary

Amelia Island Museum of History


Wolfson Children's Hospital
March 2 7-9:30 p.m.

Limited tickets Available- $45

A variety of fine wines, craft beer and tasty samplings of food from Amelia
Island and Jacksonville eateries will be featured. Silent and live auctions will
offer a variety of tempting offerings.
Sponsors and Supporters: Amelia Liquors, Nevs-Leader, Palace Saloon, Stonewood Gril
First Coast Community Bank, FPUC, Baptist Medical Center Nassau,
Sea Dream Yacht Club, Taylor Rental The Travel Agency Advanced Muscle Therapy,
A1A Wealth Management and FOFA and CB Advertising Services.
Art Pizza, Gourmet Gourmet, Slider's, Stonewood Grill, Bahama Breeze and
Brett's Waterway Caf6 are participating restaurants.

Tickets available at both First Coast Community
branches Amelia Island and Yulee or

contact Christal Fish at cfish@barmjlaw.com.

For more information

visit: www.amiaslandwineandfoodtasting.com


24th Annual Elsie Harper Volunteer Awards:
Since 1989, when conceived, the Elsie Harper Volunteer of the Year Award
Committee of the City of Femandina Beach has sought to recognize volunteers
who make our community a better place to live. As our island has grown, so
have the awards. We began with one award and now give four. However, one
thing has not changed: We depend on.the community to nominate volunteers!
Potential awardees will be recognized in one of four areas: 1) Volunteering
with Youth, and/or Youth Performing Volunteer Services 2) Working with the
Elderly, 3) Social Services; and 4) Conmmunity Enrichment/ Environment/
Education (arts-animal welfare-environment).
Do you know a worthy candidate? Nomination forms are available at the City
Clerk's office at City Hall, 204 Ash Street, the Atlantic Recreation Center, 2500
Atlantic Avenue, or the Nassau County Volunteer Center, 1303 Jasmine Street,
Suite 104A.
But Hurry!
Nomination deadline is March 15, 2013
If you have any questions, contact the Volunteer Center (261-2771)
or call Jayne Conkin (261-0346)
Thank you for helping support volunteerism! NL/PSA


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read this
When I tell you my latest newspaper
sales pitch, I know you'll think I belong in a
rehab program for pathological liars. But I'm
not fibbing when I report the best reason
I've ever seen for reading a newspaper:
It will make you happy.
I didn't make that up, folks. There it is on
page 47 of the January 2013 issue of Preven-
tion magazine. "Reading a Newspaper" is
one of six things.listed in an article titled "6
Weird Things That Make You Happy."
Here's what Prevention says:
"If you're among the 19 million
Americans who have canceled their daily
paper, it's time to re-sub-
scrib i,, ri. -,d the online
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Planet. P-'ruIng a broad-
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THE spend their time."
HOMIE I knew it, I knew it, I
HOknew it. Television makes
OFFICE you sad; newspapers make
... you happy. (No doubt the
happiness theory applies to
Phil weekly newspapers, too.)
Hudgins Several of us hardnosed
newspaper hounds finally
gave up trying to get television banned from
the Earth. We knew TV was depressing long
before "positivity researchers" whoever
they are came out with their list of "unex-
pected happiness triggers that can turn your
frown upside down," as Prevention puts it.
It is legal, we all know, to telecast shows
and news programs that'll slam-dunk the
most Pollyanna person into a pit of depres-
sion. Allow me to cite some of the culprits:
TV weather coverage: Television is useful
when a real storm is on the way. But some-
times competing TV stations-go overboard.
For example, much of the South just lived
through another winter storm watch of
almost unprecedented potential. TV camera
people fanhed out to seven counties, all of.
them looking for freezing rain and/or sleet.
When they finally found enough to show
up, they placed their cameras on the ground
to make it look like Antarctica. They inter-
viewed people who said things like, "Yeah, I
seen some ice on a car over on Main Street."
It's depressing. Senior citizens were afraid to
walk outside to get their newspaper.
Reality shows: We all know that reality is
not choosing your bride or your groom -
from a bevy of beautiful people waiting with
bated breath and eager eyes. If that's reality,
we all missed it. Its depressing..(Honey, I'm
happy with my choice nonetheless.)
I'm too distraught to-mention such shows
as "Honey Boo Boo." They make
Southerners look like nincompoops.
24-hour cable news: If you're covering
the news nonstop for 24 hours, eventually
you'll interview someone who'll say some-
thing really stupid, a live comment that will
be disseminated around the world. That stu-
pid comment will be repeated on the next 47
newscasts. It's depressing. 1
OK, I've given you three depressing ele-
ments of television. Now, don't you really
appreciate the newspaper you're 'reading?
Don't you feel happier already?
I'm going to read one right now.
Phil Hudgins is the senior editor for
Community Newspapers Inc., the media com-
pany that owns the News-Leader

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Don't unleash the dogs of war

I recently watched a couple of programs
about famous battles in America. One was
about Gettysburg, the other about George
Armstrong Custer's ill-fated battle at the Little
Bighorn. I found each of them astonishing and
fascinating and I came away from both of them
with a different perspective than I had before.
Most of us learned somewhere along the
way about the battle of Gettysburg and what's
come to be known as Custer's Last Stand.
There's a cottage industry about both battles,
some fairly accurate, many woefully lacking.
The passage of time smoothes jagged edges.
We tend to cherry pick our facts to suit our own
particular points of view. We also tend to
romanticize certain events, turning a blind eye
to the real cost that was paid.
The price that was paid at Gettysburg was
carnage previously unmatched in savagery and
horror. The carnage, savagery and horror were
accentuated by the fact that it was fellow coun-
trymen' inflicting it upon one another. The body
count was almost unimaginable, the number of
maimed and wounded more so. Forget the
romanticized imagery of ranks of gray and blue
clad soldiers marching chivalrously across a
pastoral landscape toward a surgically sterile
clash with one another. Thinks more in terms
of thousands of human bodies mutilated and
torn asunder, dying teenage soldiers crying out
for their mothers in their final breaths and the
clouds of flies that left those killing fields so
blood soaked, stinking and maggot ridden. No
one ever imagined how terrible that genie
would be once released from its bottle.
And then there was Custer's Seventh

Cavalry's tragic demise at the
'. hands of several thousand
Plains Indians. The program I
watched was about how that
particular battle has been
painstakingly pieced together
and re-examined by teams of
forensic experts. Like most
Americans, I always had a
C P OF mental image of Custer's men
CUP OF engaged in a brave and pro-
JOE longed siege with their attack-
.. ers. It really wasn't that way at
all. The man the Indians
Joe Palmer called Yellow Hair and his sol-
diers were overwhelmed and
cut down in a matter of minutes. The forensic
evidence does not square with the oft told and
highly stylized tale. Evidence suggests it could
have been 30 minutes or less. Indeed, one of
the Indians who fought in the battle said in a
subsequent interview that the end of Custer
and his men came in "less time than it takes a
man to eat his meal."
So what have we learned from bloody histo-
ry? You tell me. Talk of revolution, rebellion
and taking up arms against the government has
gone from furtive whispers to chest thumping
braggadocio. You can hear it in conversations in
restaurants and on street corners and within
the workplace. Social media is abuzz with it:
Promoting the violent overthrow of the govern-
ment has become so widespread that people
are attaching their real names to their mes-
I suspect that some people are just venting

their rage and frustration with the status quo. It
happens with every election cycle. Somebody
wins and somebody loses. Regardless of party
affiliation, those on the losing end of the ballot
box always end up feeling disenfranchised and
put upon. Most of them pick up the pieces and
go along their way. A few utter dark oaths about
what they'd like to do.
But the muffled threats have started to grow
loud. The posturing grows more aggressive
each day. The threatening sound of war drums
grows more insistent.
We need to take a collective deep breath and
settle down. We must take a look at battles of
the past and learn a lesson from places like
Gettysburg and the Little Big Horn.
This great nation of ours will not stand for
being torn asunder again. Semi-automatic rifles,
pistols and shotguns in the hands of citizen
rebels are no match for the military might and
hardware that will respond before the echo of
the first insurrectionist's shot fades. The car-
nage will make Gettysburg look like a backyard
game of kids playing soldier. The rebellious
who take up arms against this country will be
identified, overwhelmed, scattered and mowed
down in a reprisal that will make Custer's rout
look like a fairy tale.
It's a deadly game that some propose to play.
Right now, it's only words. But as history shows
us, words sometimes become deadly actions.
And deadly actions have deadly consequences.
Please, let this crazy talk end before some
damn fool cries havoc and releases the dogs of

Guess what? Fernandina has
officially been T-Partied by the com-
mission. Tuesday night's meeting
was truly revealing it was never a
question of "if' but rather "when"
the axe would fall. It took a while,
but (Mayor Sarah) Pelican's answer
to Forward Fernandina was to
usher in Backward Fernandina
along with her allies (Commissioner
Pat) Gas and (Vice Mayor Charlie)
Small-minded, limited in scope
and lacking in vision describe the
three opponents of any progressive
thinking and city planning in
Alas! It is a sad day for our city!
Robert B. Howat
Fernandina Beach

Your letter about trucks parking
-in illegal parking spots, "Illegal
truck stops" (Voice of the People,
Feb. 13). Could it be possible these
I places areapproved for the drivers
i,,to stop there? Also, would you want
them to park in the median? More
dangerous for them and us. They
need coffee and food, so why not a
vacant lot? I'm glad they are carry-
ing what we need, and the drivers of
the trucks are lots more courteous
on the road. Instead of trying to be
so fault-finding, why not say an extra
prayer for the Lord to keep them
Jessie M. Freeman
Fernandina Beach

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all over these United States for 35
years, always finding a safe place
to park was a problem. A vacant lot
was much appreciated (Voice of the
People, Feb. 13).
If it wasn't for the truckers, most
people would not be able to eat.
Look around your house and see
what trucks did not bring. Even the
pencils you use to write with are
transported by trucks.
Some people sit around -not
knowing what they are talking

about. Please get the facts. Then
say thank you to our truck drivers.
John Conner

Paving aradse
The phrase "paving paradise"
normally is not a good thing, but
the paving of the new bike lanes
bordering A1A and continuing
south on Big Talbot Island is won-
derful: Even if you never ride a bike

on these beautiful trails, OUR com-
munity will be better in many ways
for having them.
And I would like to thank all the
volunteers who have worked for
years to make this possible, espe-
cially my friend Phil Scanlan, who
has worked tirelessly on this and
other projects to make our quality of
life here on Amelia Island the best
it can be. Thank you.
Frances Blancett
Amelia Island


Calculating the true costs of tree removal

Let's get this straight. I did not move to from US 17to Amelia Island. And on and on it
Amelia Island 12 years ago, buy a house and goes.
pay Fernandina city taxes ever since because of This habitat clearing all comes with a great
big modern Flash Foods stores. I didn't move cost to those of us who still continue to live
here for an expanded airport that can handle here despite'these discouragements. Our
larger and larger jets 24/7 in all kinds of weath- wildlife is being reduced due to lack of habitat
er. I didn't move here for the politics, for the and our enjoyment of nature is going along with
chance to become wealthy off increasing num- zt it. The ecological services of weather modula-
bers of tourists, for the luxury of living in a tion, protection from storms that trees and
gated seashore community. shrubs provide are also being lost. And, who do
No, I moved here for the wildlife. I settled you think is paying for these losses? All of us
here for the chance to feed many varieties of who live here, that's who. We pay for more gas
birds in my backyard feeders and listen to the to cool down our cars left in barren treeless
sound of the ocean and the birdsongs and calls tortoises on this disturbed land will die out, the parking lots, Our houses that once were shel-
of owls in the night. I moved here to be able to bobcats that once sheltered here will disappear. tered from storms and strong winds, without
look at pine trees blowing in the wind, and Despite photo evidence to the contrary, the city large trees around us, will cost more to heat
knowing that they are protecting me from the claims that only the targeted pines are being and cool as well.
harsh northeast winds that sometimes blow r moved. I think not! And, let's talk about property values! I'm
through. I moved here to admire the lovely old The same team has already totally cleared guessing that homes mid-island will be reduced
live oaks canopying our roadways. all vegetation of any type from two airport by tens of thousands per household. Without
I'm not alone in this, I know. Many of us set- parcels, one that had some recommended trees large trees and wildlife habitat that once made
tled on Amelia Island for the joy of nature and to be removed or trimmed and one that had no this area special and with increased noise pollu-
living close to it in a part of Florida that still trees required by FAA for any action at all. But tion from more air traffic overhead, who would
kept some of its natural beauty. I moved into a now there is nothing left on either of these 'want to buy there? The same holds true in
development surrounded by city land zoned for parcels but bare earth. other areas that have been cleared around
recreation, with trees and understory support- And let's look further than this, just a couple existing homes. Talk about costs!
ing a myriad of species of butterflies and birds miles down the road. Look at the roundabout But as much as we tax-paying residents suf-
that bring life to my backyard. near Harris Teeter, where the new and "beauti- fer, other players in the big game win out. Flash
Sure, we have been told repeatedly that FAA ful" Flash Foods is being built. I don't know Foods now has an empty, featureless parcel to
requires certain tall pines to be cut around the about you, but the sight of 34-plus giant, long- build on to their heart's content. Corporate jet
airport and some live oaks to be trimmed and lived live oak trees gracing this entranceway to owners and south-end resorts can now guaran-
topped. Fine, but now, right in front of my eyes, the south end of our island had much more tee their transient visitors will have free access
the city is beginning to remove the targeted visual appeal. But, under lax county tree rules day and night to their destinations. The airport
trees and a whole swath of other vegetation that these have been demolished without a bureau- now has more bare land beyond FAA require-
is in the way while they are doing this. cratic tear. A bit further down the island a ments they can use in whatever way they wish.
Countless native trees and shrubs are being group of pine trees are being removed along a Fernandina Beach, the city, makes out like a
destroyed, many of them "5 inches or greater in roadway. Two were diagnosed as diseased, but bandit too. With little concern over year-round
diameter measured 4 1/2 feet from the base of the rest appear healthy. But now, all are being residents impacted by their tree removal deci-
the tree," which a regular homeowner is pro- removed, another loss of aesthetic appeal for sions they also gain the value of the timber cut
hibited to remove from their own property with- the island, on their land. In a posting a couple of years ago
out a permit. But now the city is harming acres This same scenario has been repeated off- it was said that, "the City is proud to have been
of them, making this area into more of a waste- island as well, from the clearing of trees at the designated as a Tree City USA for the 10th
land than a natural buffer to the sounds of start of the Shave Bridge and on to Marsh year. Using 2008 aerial photos of the City, it was
planes and cars around us. Lakes, where a once viable roost of wood estimated that the overall tree canopy coverage
If the understory of vegetation is unduly storks, egrets, herons and ibis has been turned for the entire City is 37 percent."
harmed theie will be little left to regenerate nat- to a'denuded and still vacant plot of featureless Well, I wonder what our tree canopy is now!
urally and we will have to wait beyond my life- land. And further out too, where no tree ordi- And, I wonder how long regular tax-paying citi-
time for anything replanted there to resemble nance has managed to stop the building of park- zens like me will continue to live here as our
again a natural habitat for owls, and woodpeck- ing lots and strip malls without any aesthetic quality of life degrades ever further year by
ers, and butterflies and bobcats. The gopher buffers to the road, a visual gauntlet all the way year.




Vendors and more at Home & Patio Show

The Amelia Island Home & Patio
,Show on Saturday, March 2 will offer the
{test in home designs and gas appli-
ances as well as advice on how to con-
vert your home to a more functional and
energy efficient space.
Presented by the Ame'lia Island
assau County Association of Realtors,
the show will be held on'from 9 :.m.-3:
p.m. at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation
,Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina
,..A Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for
.children 12 and under, and drawings for
.prizes will be held throughout the day,

provided by the many exhibitors.
I low-to demonstrations for the do-it-
yourself contracltior will be offered by
Lowe's Home Improvements and the
free kids' zone will offer a bounce house
and clowns to entertain and Nassau
Humane Society will have pets for: adop-
tion. Refreshments will be available for
purchase from Chick-Fil-A and Yobe
Frozen Yogurt.
Participating exhibitors include Lott's
Furniture, Lowe's Home Improvement,
Integrated Comm, First Source Gas,
Pinch a Penny, Trim All Lawn Service,
Money Pages, Dave Turner Plumbing,

Sally Winston, Lee Shank, Joe Winston and Rhonda
Bristol, from left, enjoy "Dorothy and Lee Shank" Day at
the Island Art Association Education Center.

Clay artists honor

local potter, mentor

For the News-Leader

Members of the greater
"Clay Community" assembled
at:the Art Education Center
of the Island Art Association
to honor local potters,
Dorothy and Lee Shank, on
Feb. 16.
The event was the brain-
child of accomplished potter
.Joe Winston, assisted by
sculptor Rhonda Bristol, both
members of the Island'Art
More than 50 clay-connect-
ed individuals came to thank
Lee, a renowned potter, for,.. .
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his craft, his ingenuity, his
engineering prowess and
problem-solving skills, his
inventions and most of all, his

willingness to share his
knowledge and his time. All
who told their individual sto-
ries-mentioned his true gen-
erosity and loving spirit. What
made it all the more fun were
the interjections and com-
ments tagged onto each pres-
entation by Lee himself!
There was true harmony of
spirit interspersed with
large coses of humor and
You can see Lee Shank
and his latest clay products in
the pocket park on Centre
Street, between Third and
Fourth streets in downtown
FernandiniiBeach, selling
his clay bead bracelets. It
won't be hard to engage him
in a conversation, and you'll
be all-the-better for it.

McArthur YMCA celebrates

Meet Kim, a local mother of seven who
works two jobs to make ends meet. How
does she manage? In part, thanks to the
McArthur YMCA on which she depends
for before and after school care, tutoring,
exercise and fun for her children.
S"What many people do not know about
the YMCA," explains area director and
.district executive, Amy Kienle, "is that we
have a social responsibility to make sure
everyone in our community has a place to
belong by making our services available to
all, regardless of financial ability. We want
.people of all ages to learn, to grow, and
Thrive. Our Give to the Y Campaign is how
we are able to do this through the gen-
erosity of the people in our community."
The McArthur Family YMCA Nassau
w County's YMCA branch is excited to
kickoff the 2013 Give to the Y Campaign
i ith "MyY'.Week",Feb. 25-March 6. Fun
everifs are scheduled for the Citrona Drive
ranch including Bingo and Smoothies,
,..3'Ailull RU k.-lbhall, Zumba Party, D-J
.Yoga Concert. specialty boot camp, free
: orthli:p..lic ;andI nutrition consultations,
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'The events are an exciting opportunity
to talk to locals about all the great servic-
es the Y provides to strengthen our com-
munity," said staff campaign Chair and
wellness director Karina Grego. For event
States and times, visitwww.firstcoastym-
ca.org/branch/mcarthur or call 261-1080,
ext. 8.
"The Y is so much more than a gym,"
explains volunteer and board member,
Julie Simmons. '"The Y is a not-for-profit,
organization committed to making Nassau
County an even better spot on the map.
What does this mean? We offer swimming
lessons and summer day and overnight
camp for kids, we open our doors to iso-
lated seniors who come in for social inter-'
action and good, health, and we help to
develop interpersonal skills in our kids
through team sports that end in friend-
ships between kids and between their par-
ents that last a lifetime. The best part is
nobody is turned away due to lack of
The Y relies on the generosity of the
community to ensure these programs con-

American Flooring, Garden City Pools,
Belet's Painting, Paverscapes, Peachtree
Pest Control, Johnny's Electric, Tupper-
ware, Cole Builders, Prime Lending,
Towne Construction, Old Rep Home
Protection, Imetry, Hot Paws, Overhead
Doors, Spray Foam Insulation, Nader's
Pest Control, Cook's Painting, Highland
Cabinets, Nuvision Lancscape, Great
Windows, Florida Public Utilities, 5 Star
Outdoor Design, Nassau County Proper-
ty Appraiser's Office and many more.
Net proceeds from the event will go
to Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Habitat for
Humanity and Micah's Place.

Top, from left, Tim Bullard, Lee Shank and Mike
Clemmons, president of the Island Art Association,
enjoy the day honoring Shank. Above, Shank, seated,
with Joe Winston, standing, and Chris Jones, seated.

'MyY Week'
tinue. Stop by the Y anytime for a tour
and to see what your donation can do $65
buys four swim lessons for a child who
cannot afford them, $42 buys a one-month
membership for a lonely senior and $110
Will send a child to camp for a week.
"As a single mom, I am grateful to the
generous people in the community who
remove the worry of my kids'-wellbeing
from my plate," said Kim. "When they're
at PrYme Time before and after school, I
know they're getting their homework done
and releasing all their energy through
exercise. I don't have to worry about that
so when we get home we can talk about
our day, have dinner, and spend time as a
family. PrYme Time gives them the struc-
ture they need but also lets them be kids
and have fun."
With a focus on youth development,
healthy living and social responsibility,
the Y nurtures the potential of every youth
and teen, improves the nation's health and
well-being and provides opportunities to
give back and support neighbors.
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Air Force Airman John
A. Kealy graduated from
basic military
training at
Lackland Air
Force Base,
San Antonio,
Texas. The air-
man completed
an intensive, .
eight-week pro-
gram that
included train- Kealy
ing in military
discipline and studies, Air
Force core values, physical
fitness, and basic warfare
principles and skills.
Afimen who complete
basic training earn four cred-
its toward an associate in ap-
plied science degree through
the Community College of the
Air Force.
Kealy is the son of Eileen
and Arthur Kealy of Fernan-
dina Beach. He is a 2004 grad-
uate of Fernandina Beach
High School.

Marine Corps Pvt. Kris-
topher W. Wise, son of Tina
L. and Jarret J. Wise of Yulee;
earned the title of U.S. Ma-
rine after graduating from
recruit training at Marine
Corps Recruit Depot, Parris
Island, S.C.
For 13 weeks, Wise stayed.
committed during some of
the world's most demanding
entry-level military training in
order to be transformed from
civilian to Marine instilled
with pride, discipline and the
core values of honor, courage
and commitment. Training
subjects included close-order
drill, marksmanship with an
M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness,
martial arts, swimming, mili-
tary history, customs and
One week prior to gradua-
tion, Wise endured The Cru-
cible, a 54-hour final test of
recruits' minds and bodies.
Upon completion, recruits are
presented the Marine Corps
emblem and called Marines
for the first time.
Wise is a 2012 graduate of
Yulee High School of Yulee.

Marine-Corps Pfc. Ty E.
Pawliow Fraser, son of Char-
lene M. Herfy of Fernandina
ii cach, reaentlygraigiaated I
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Marine Aviation Training
Support Squadron One, Ma-
rine Aviation Support Train-
ing Support Group 21, Meridi-
an, Miss.
-Students in this course
learn to perform the func-
tions necessary that provide
logistical support to aviation
activities. They perform tasks
dealing with aviation supply
support, including financial
management, inventory man-
agement, material manage-
ment, personnel staffing and
requisitioning procedures.
In addition, graduates
from the course leave with an
understanding of provisioning
and requirements determina-
tion, material handling proce-
dures and fiscal accounting
and purchasing procedures in
k accordance with Federal
Acuisitioning Regulations.

Army Sgt. 1st Class
Dominic R. Bivens has re-
turned to the U.S. after being
deployed overseas at a for- *
ward operating base to serve
in support of Operation
Enduring Freedom.
Operation 'Enduring
Freedom is the official name
give, to anti-terrorisim mili-
ta:y operations involving U.S..
troops and allied coalition
partners. Active duty and
reserve component members
from all branches of the U.S.
armed forces have been
deployed to support the war,
against global terrorism out-
side the borders of the U.S.
U.S. troops serve in South,
Southwest and Central Asia,
the Arabian peninsula, the
Horn of Africa, islands in the
Pacific and Europe.
Bivens is a chemical, bio-
logical, radiological and nu-
clear specialist platoon ser-
geant assigned to the 4th
Airborne Brigade Combat


Jacqueline Shelly of Economics for the fall 2012
Fernandina Beach, a sopho- semester.
more, was named to the Inclusion on this list
dean's list of Mercer lniver- requires students to meet rig-
sity's Eugene W. Stetson orous grade-point-average
School of Business and standards.

Deadline for wedding Information and photos
is 3 p.m. Tuesday prior to publication on Friday. A brief
announcement of the wedding engagement or ceremony
will be published free of charge. Additional Information may
run at a fee of $6.34 per column Inch. A photograph of the
bride or couple may be submitted end will run free at one
column by 2 1/2 Inches. Larger photos will be charged a fee
of $6.34 per column inch. Call 261-3696 for Information.


elcome to

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God's House

Team, 25th Infantry Division
at Joint Base Elmendorf-
Richardson, Alaska. He has
served in the military for 19
years and 10 months.
He is the son of Fatima
Bivens of Jacksonville and
grandson of Mary Foster of
Fernandina Beach. The ser-
geant first class is a 1992
graduate of Fernandina
Beach High School.

Navy Seaman Henry E.
Heape, son of Kim M. Lewis
of Kingsland, Ga., and Jona-
than E. Heape of Hilliard,
recently completed U.S. Navy
basic training at Recruit
Training Command, Great
Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week pro-
gram, Heape 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
on 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 de-
signed to galvanize the basic
warrior attributes of sacrifice,
dedication, teamwork and
endurance in each recruit
through the practical applica-
tion of basic Navy skills and
the core values of honor,
courage and commitment. Its
distinctly "Navy" flavor was
designed to take into account
what it means to be a sailor.
Heape is a 2012 graduate
of Camden County High
School of Kingsland, Ga.

Marine Corps Pfc. Au-
stin B. Harrisoh, son of Dan-
iel B. Harrison of Callahan,
earned the title of U.S. Ma-
rine after graduating from re-
cruit training at Marine Corps
Recruit Depot, Parris Island,
S.C. For 13 weeks, Harrison
stayed committed during
some of the world's most de-
manding entry-level military
training inorder to be trans-
formed from civilian to Ma-
rine instilled with pride, disci-
pline and the.core values of
honor).courage and.commit-
menti, .
Training subjects included
close-order drill, marksman-
ship with an M-16A4 rifle,
physical fitness, martial arts,
swimming, military history,
customs and courtesies.
One week prior'to gradua-
tion, Harrison endured The
Crucible, a 54-hour final test
of recruits' minds and bodies.
Upon completion, recruits are
presented the Marine Corps
emblem and called Marines
for the first time.
Harrison is a 2011 gradu-
ate of West Nassau High
School of Callahan.

Army Capt. Shaun W.
Sullivan has returned to the
U.S. after being deployed
overseas at a forward operat-
ing base to serve in support
of Operation Enduring Free-
dom, the official name given
to anti-terrorism military ope-
rations involving U.S. troops
'and allied coalition partners.
Active duty and reserve
component members from all
branches of the U.S. armed
forces have been deployed to
support the war against glob-
al terrorism outside the bor-
ders of the United States.
U.S. troops serve in South, '
Southwest and Central Asia,
the Arabian peninsula, the
Horn of Aflica, islands in the
Pacific and Europe.
Sullivan is a fire direction
officer assigned to the 4th
- Airborne Brigade Combat.
Team, 25th Infantry Division
at Joint Base Elmendorf-
Richardson, Alaska. He has
served in the military for five
years. He is the son of Wil-
liam and Donna Sullivan of
AFernandina Beach.
The captain is a 2002 grad-
uate of St. Bernards High
School, Uncasville, Conn. He
earned a bachelor's degree in
2007 from Northeastern
University, Boston, Mass.

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FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 22. 2013/News-Leader



Instrument Zoo
The Instrument Zoo is
seeking volunteer support.
The program, sponsored by
the Amelia Residents In
Action for the Symphony
(ARIAS), takes 40 instruments
into the fourth grades in all
Nassau County 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 apprecia-
tion of music. You do not need
to know how to play an instru-
ment an all-you-need-to-
know, hands-on workshop will
be held.
To volunteer or more infor-
mation, call Barbara Zacheis,
Instrument Zoo coordinator, at
321-5639, or Rachel Smith,
Instrument Zoo scheduler, at
College Goal Sunday
The FSCJ Betty P Cook
Nassau Center, 76346 William
Burgess Blvd., Yulee, will host
College Goal Sunday on Feb.
24, 1-4 p.m., to help high
school seniors and families
pay for college by providing
free expert assistance to com-
plete the Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
High school seniors who.
have completed the FAFSA
will be able to enter scholar-
ship drawings totaling over
$20,000. The scholarships will
range from $500 to $5,000..
Bring Social Security num-
ber, driver's license or alien
registration card, 2012 IRS
1040 or latest tax return and
W-2 statements, untaxed year-
ly income statement for 2012.
For detailed information visit
www.fasfaa.org/cgs. *
Light refreshments will be
served. The FAFS4 form
takes about 90 minutes. Arrive
ho later than 2:30 p.m. Visit
Call 548-4432 for directions or
Licensed psychotherapist
Maria Murphy will hold a free
paie;nting workshop, Start,,,
Winning: 7 Easy Parenting,
Tips, on March 5 from noon-1
p.m. Space is limited and reg-
istration is required by calling
To celebrate her office
relocation to 5422 First Coast
Hwy. on the south side of the
island, Murphy, MA, LMHC,
will offer this free class for
parents who want fresh ideas
to help their children succeed
as well as tools to reduce the
stress parents experience.
Participants receive a free e-
book with parenting strate-
Forestry pageant
The first Miss Nassau
County Forestry pageant,
open to all residents of Nassau
County of all ages and people
who have a relative who lives
or works in Nassau County,
will be held March 16 at the
'American Beach Community
Center in American Beach.
Message Megan Kelley at
YankeesMeg721@aol.com for.
more information and an appli-
cation. Winners advance to
the state Florida Forestry
Pageant in July.

Free SAT Sd
Eleventh-grade students in Nassau
County can register for the district's
SAT School Day, a free, in-school col-
lege entrance exam scheduled for
Wednesday, April 17.
SAT School Dar helps states and
districts foster a college-going culture
and increases access to college, espe-
cially among first-generation college-
bound students. The SAT can also be
an important tool for assessing stu-
dents' mastery of state standards in
mathematics, reading and writing, and
for evaluating a school or district's edu-
cation policies and programs to deter-
mine how well they are serving all of
their students.
Nassau County high schools are
pleased to offer this free testing to all
juniors as part of the district's com-
mitment to college readiness for all
Students can register for SAT
School Day online at http://sat.col-
through Wednesday, April 3.
Registering is easy. Students only need
three things: an email account, a free
College Board online account and an
SAT School Day student voucher; avail-'

lool Day Api
able from your school guidance coun-
Taking the SAT opens doors to
opportunities beyond high school and
a wide range of free resources:
The district and the College
Board are providing registrants with
free access to The Official SAT Online
Course. Additional free SAT practice
tools and resources, including a free,
full-length practice test and The Official
SAT Question of the Day, are available
at http://sat.collegeboard.org.
Students will also have access to
Skills Insight, a general guide to help
students determine their current skill
level in reading, Writing and math -
the areas tested on the SAT. Learn
more about Skills Insight, at
Students can use their SKI scores
to research colleges and universities on
the College Board's free comprehen-
sive college planning website,
BigFuture. The BigFuture site
(www.bigfuture.org) was created with
the Education Conservancy and in con-
sultation with students and educators
to help make the college planning

process simpler and more accessible.
BigFuture walks students through
each step of the college planning
process, from finding colleges that fit,
to writing a ... 11. .:, essay, to applying
for financial aid. The BigFuture website
features college students offering tips
via videos, such as what do to on a
campus visit. Students can also explore
college options and get advice from
the schools themselves.
Created by educators and aligned to
Common Core State Standards, the
SAT tests the reading, mathematics
and writing skills and the knowledge
students acquire during high school.
The SAT provides a fair, national
benchmark for assessing a student's
college and career readiness. Scores
for each section of the SAT are report-
ed on a 200- to 800-point scale, with
additional subscores reported for the
essay (ranging from 2 to 12) and for
multiple-choice writing questions (on
a 20- to 80-point scale). The SAT pro-
vides valuable feedback'to students
and families, including a detailed break-
down ofa ,i,. ni I, score in each sec-
tion, with insight into academic
strengths and areas for improvement.

Learn about

Global Citizens

project at

breakfast series

Nassau County preschoolers are
learning to think independently and to
be kind to each other through a new
Global Citizens Prevention Project Find
out about it and other services offered
by Micah's Place at the FSS Breakfast
Learning Services, Feb. 26 at 9 a.m. at
the Family Support Services of North
Florida (FSS) office, 87001 Professional
Way in Yulee.
Networking and continental break-
fast begin at 8:30 a.m.; program from 9-
10:30 a.m. Register to attend at
FSS.BLS.Nassau@fssnf.org or 225-5347.
Find out how the Global Citizens proj-
ect.teaches children the value of good
communications, understanding that
words can hurt, being accountable for
unhealthy behavior and understanding
facial expressions and theirrelated feel-
ings. Guest speakers are Shandra Riffey,
executive director, and Barbara Beck,
outreach advocate, of Micah's Place.


Dylan McCormick
Dave Turner Plumbing is accept-
ing applications for its scholarship
program, the 2013 Dylan McCormick
Memorial Music Scholarship, given
.in memory of Dylan McCormick, a
Yulee High School student who
drowned last March. His parents
Phillip and Valerie McCormick and
their extended family offer this $500
scholarship to the college of the
recipient's choice.
The scholarship is available to
Yulee High School seniors currently
in music and the application is avail-
able from the Music Department of
Yulee High School. Mail completed
applications to Dave Turner
Plumbing, PO. Box 2229, Yulee, FL
32041. Deadline is March 1.
The Rotary Club of Fernandina
Beach is accepting applications for its
scholarship program, open to all sen-
iors graduating from Nassau County
high schools.
,Applicants must beia senior; be in
the.itp.,25 pearcet of the class; pro-
vide one letter of reference from
school faculty, employer or communi-
ty leader; a resume outlining current
classes, extracurricular activities,
community service, work activities
and interests; complete the cover let-
ter and provide school guidance
counselor's endorsement of GPA and
class rank.
Applications are available at guid-
ance offices and www.fernandin-
abeachrotaryclub.org. Submit com-
pleted packets to your guidance office
by March 1 or mail by March 1 to the
Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach,
PO. Box 654, Fernandina Beach, FL
Christa Powell WaUey
The Christa Powell Walley
Scholarship is available to high
school seniors, undergraduate and
graduate college students who have
ties to Nassau County.
Named for the late Christa Powell
Walley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Powell of Fernandina Beach,
the $2,000 scholarship is.dedicated to
encouraging writers in their pursuit
of a literary career. The application is
available at www.ameliaislandbookfes-
tival.com and should be mailed to the
Amelia Island Book Festival, P.O. Box

15286, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035.
The deadline for application is
March 1. See the website or your
school guidance counselor for more
CALS award
The partners of Northeast Florida
Counts announce the 2012-13 Change
Agent Leadership Scholarship
(CALS) for area high schools and col-
lege students. The scholarship recog-
nizes students' visionary aptitudes
and leadership abilities to create a
plan to transform a Northeast Florida
community of'their choosing into a
vibrant and healthy place to live, work
and play.
Northeast Florida Counts
(www.nefloridacounts.org) and its
partners will award four one-year,
non-renewable scholarships to help
Sdefer educational costs at an accredit-
Sed two- or four-year college or univer-
sity. Two scholarships will be award-
ed in each category: high school and
The first place recipient in each
category will receive $2,000,and the
runner-up will I'eceive&S5O0. '0Dadline
is March 1.
Scholarship applications are at
www.nefloridacounts.org. Mail them
to the Health Planning Council, 100
North Laura St., Suite 801,
Jacksonville, FL 32202. Scholarships
will be announced at an awards cere-
mony in mid-May.
Supervisor of Elections
Vicki Cannon, Nassau County
Supervisor of Elections, announces
the opportunity for local college stu-
dents to apply for a $1,200 scholar-
ship through the Florida State
Association of Supervisors of
Elections (FSASE).
.The deadline to submit an applica-
tion to her office is March 18. One
scholarship will be awarded this sum-
mer to a full-time student attending
an accredited Florida university or
Applicants must be enrolled or
accepted as a junior or senior and
majoring.in political science, public
administration, business administra-
tion, journalism or mass communica-
tions; be a U.S. citizen and a Florida
resident for two years preceding.the
academic year for which the student
is applying; have maintained a "C".
average, or above, for the previous

academic year; be a registered voter
in Nassau County; be available for a
personal interview by Cannon.
Applications are available at the
Supervisor of Elections Office, 96135
Nassau Place, Suite 3,Yulee, FL 32097
or online at www.votenassau.com.
Cannon will forward one finalist to
the FSASE Scholarship Committee to
represent Nassau County. The com-
mittee will select one winner from'
finalists from throughout the state.
For information call 491-7500, toll
free (866) 260-4301, TDD 491-7510 or
visit www.votenassau.com.
Aviation study
Friends of Fernandina Aviation is
awarding $2,000 scholarships to
Nassau County public high school
seniors who wish to pursue a course
of study in an aviation-related field.
Information and applications may be
obtained on the FOFAwebsite, fofavi-
ation.com, or at all Nassau County
high schools. For further informa-
tion, contact Jim McCannell at 261-
5831. Applications must be submitted
to your high school guidance office
by end of the.school day on April 5.
Aviation focus
Considering or working toward a
career in aviation or a related field?
Planning to obtain a private pilot's
license?- Primary residence in Nassau
County? Fernandina Beach
Experimental Aircraft Association
(EAA) Chapter 943 will award its
fourth annual aviation emphasis EAA
Chapter 943/Hughes Harper
Memorial Scholarship in the spring to
one or more residents of Nassau
County with an interest in pursuing a
career or goal in aviation. Application
deadline is April 12. Applications are
available at all Nassau County high
schools, FSCJ-Nassau or contact
Calista Bestor at 261-3692.
The Nassau Sport Fishing
Association will award the Johnny
Thirsk Memorial Scholarship to an

outstanding graduating high school
senior for the 2013-14 school year.
The $1,000 scholarship is renewable
good for two years for a total of
$2,000 per recipient
'Students must be a resident of
Nassau County, plan to attend a two-
or four-year college or university full-
time, submit GPA, SAT/ACT scores,
demonstrate financial need, extracur-
ricular activities and community serv-
ice hours and complete a 1-2 page
typed essay answering: "Why do you
plan to attend college? Whatare your
goals for the future? Why do you
think you would be a good recipient
of this scholarship?"
Additional consideration will be
given to students with an interest in
marine biology and or participation
with NSFA as members or volun-
Mail the application with two refer-
ences, one from a school faculty
member and one from a personal
associate, the essay, school transcript
and proof of financial need to The
Nassau Sport Fishing Association,
Attn. Johnny Thirsk Memorial
Scholarship Committee, C/O Mike;
Castner, 2803 Tidewater St.,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
Postmark deadline is April 19.
NCCDC awards
Applications for the Nassau
County Community Development
Corporation (NCCDC) Elmo Myers
Memorial Scholarship, William H.
Peck Memorial Scholarship, and the
Rychard-LottieAnnie Cook-,
Scholarship are now available at
Fernandina Beach High School. The
Cook Scholarship is also available at
Yulee High School.
Applications for the NCCDC.
General Scholarship are available at
Hilliard, West Nassau and Yulee high
Completed applications are due by
April 19. Interested seniors should
contact their school guidance office
or call 261-4396 or 261-4113 if more
information is needed.

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I The Fernandina Beach High School baseball team
hosted Bishop Kenny Tuesday afternoon. The FBHS
Pirates (in white uniforms) fell to the visiting
Crusaders 12-5 to drop to 0-2 on the season. They
are at home again Tuesday with Fort White. First
pitch is at 7 p.m. Schedules, 11A.




in Yulee

Gun ownership and the
complex laws surrounding
the use of firearms is a signifi-
cant topic around the nation.
The 2011 Gallop Poll report-
ed 47 percent of American
adults currently have a gun in
their home and 23 percent of
women personally own a
firearm This
report, .I g1 u FilS
owner ,lip I- Sh
the higl,-st i
has bd i- in r The first
nearly ly F. shoot is
nearly -,, scheduled
decad,. \ Wil, scheduled
lor March 5
Women b r,-I .from 6-8
the lat c- pni at
growiriL s-'- Second
ment. tlil,; lib Amend-
histork all', ment
male d..n.in l,-'l Outfiters,
demogij pli. 85076
industi v -,ram.iI Commercial
blesto rmi it th,- Park Drive,
need. Yulee
With i rh Elents will
be held ,
numb r ,I- w. monthly
men n,,,v .,i n. and open to
ingfir.:.,rms at all women.
such hibieh ,v- 21 years or
els, wonl. a:r older.
eager tu Iear n
and practice with other
women. For a woman new to
shooting, the very male driv-
en industry can be intimidat-
To create woman friendly
opportunities to practice and
learn, The Well Armed Wo-
man, LLC is introducing
Shooting Chapters all over
the country with a new chap-
ter in Northeast Florida start-
ing soon.
The Well Armed Woman
Chapter will give women 'of
all experience levels the
opportunity to be introduced
to issues important to women
shooters, learn safe gun han-
dling skills and train together.
.The Well Armed Woman
Northeast Florida Chapter is
being spearheaded by Can-
dace Swanson, a local female
gun enthusiast. Events will be
held monthly and open to all
women, 21 years or older.
The Well Armed Woman
has partnered with Second
Amendment Outfitters to be
the host range for these
monthly events. Time will be
devoted to discussion and
topical study as well as time
on the range learning and
practicing safe gun handling
skills at each monthly event.'
Chapter membership is
available but not required for
participation. Participants will
be required to pay any appli-
cable range fees and costs of
ammunition or firearm
The first shoot is sched-
uled for March 5 from 6-8
p.m. at Second Amendment
Outfitters, 85076 Commercial
Park Drive, Yulee.
Reservations are highly
Women interested in
learning more can contact
Swanson at TWAW.NE. FL
@gniail.com or visit The Well
Armed Woman website, www.

Amelia Island Club hosts nine-hole Interclub tournament

The Amelia Island Club
Women's Golf Association
nine-hole division hosted its
annual Interclub match Feb.
11 at the'Long Point golf
Sixty-one players from the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club,
Osprey Cove and The Golf
Club of Amelia Island joined
'the Amelia Island Club ladies
for a day of golf and a.little
friendly competition. The
tournament featured a team
scramble format and the final
scores wePi very close.
Coming out on the top of
the leaderboard was the team
of Janet Woodward, Diane
'Boyd, Flo Rivesand Joan
Kratz, who posted a nine-hole
total of 38.
Finishing second in a
scorecard playoff were
Vernita Shepardson, Carolyn
Nairn, Fran Kruse and Pearl
Pitt. Third place was awarded
to the team of Eileen Peter-


sen, Peggy Rusk, Sue Keith
and Ruth Vance.
Two teams had a matching
score of 41 to claim fourth
place honors. Cynthia Morre-
head, Marilyn Barger,.Lynda
Rajfer and Lynn Pannone tied
'the team of Diane Oliver,
Donna Ferratino, Jane
McCormick and Jan Gay.
Flo Rives won the closest-
to-the-pin competition anti
Janet Woodward collected the
prize for the longest drive.
After the round of golf, the
participants enjoyed a Valen-
tine's Day-themed luncheon
inside the Long Point club-

Power the Future
Communities In Schools
will ho t the Power The
Future Golf Tournament, pre-

sented by'Florida Public
Utilities, March 15 at Amelia
River Golf Club. Tournament
registration is $500 and
includes 18 holes of golf, cart,
box lunch and award ceremo-
ny with heavy hours d'oeuvres
and beer from Bold City
Brewing Company.
Prizes will be awarded for
top teams, hole-in-one,'clos-
est-to-the-pin and longcsl
drive competitions. There will
also be a raffle and silent auc-
tion. Prizes include airfare for
two from Jetlllue; a golf and
lodging package from l-'ine-
hurst, N.C.; an oceanview
room at the Omni Amelia
Island Plantation: a day trip
for two to Cumberland Island
and more.
For information or to reg-
ister, visit www.CISNassau.
org or call 321-2000.
A limited number of spon-
sorship opportunities are still

The winners of the Amelia Island Club's Nine-Hole Interclub tournament are, from
left. Joan Kratz. Flo Rives, Diane Boyd and Janet Woodward.


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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013 SPORTS News-Leader

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The McArthur YMCA Flyers placing in the top 16 in the state include, from left, Jacob
Taylor, Lindsey Delille, Noah Beckam, Zoe Stein, Sam Bridwell, Amanda Middleton.

Yates, McArthur Y Flyers

shine at 'B' Championships

.The "B" Championships
took place at the University of
North Florida Dec. 8-9. In
order to qualify for this meet,
each swimmer must not have
an "A" time in the events they.
Local swimmers compet-
ing included Noah Beckam,
Bridgette Delille; Lindsey
Delille, Isabele Dupee, Sofia
Dupee, Morgan Fish, Andrew
Heck, William Heck, Megan
Laffey, Zoe Stein, Haylie Wal-
lace, Audrey Ware, Ashling
Boyle, Mackensie Monaghan,
Talia Nichol, Erica Teare and
Jasmine Duke.
In tle girls 13-14 age divi-
sion, Lindsey Delille compet-
ed in seven events, earning
first place in the 200-yard but-
terfly and the gold medal in a
time of 2:33.66. She also fin-
ished in the top 16 in three
other events, the 100-yard
individual medley in a time of
1:15.36, 200-yard breaststroke
in a time of 1:01.02 and 200
IM in'a time of 2:37.33. -
Laffey competed in four
events in the girls 10-and-
under division, earning three
silver medals in the 50 butter-
fly with a'time of 36.92, 100
butterfly in a time of 1:22.23
and 200 IM in a time of
2:51.60. She earned fourth
place in the 50 breastroke.
Senior girls' Zoe Stein
competed in five events, fin-
ishing in the top 10 in four of
them 100 IM in a time of
1:13,85, 50 free ipa time qf,
283, 'iO fi'eein a time ob
1:03.68 and 200 breast in a
time of 3:03.59.
In girls 11-12, Wallace
competed in four events,
earning two gold medals in
the 100 free with a time of
1:03.36 and the 200 IM with a
time of 2:32.25 missing her
Florida Age Group cut by .26
seconds and, improving her
personal best by 7.66 seconds
12th in the 50 breast with a
time of 39.80 and 13th in the
100 breast with a time of
1:27.47, improving her per-
sonal best by 4.07 seconds.
Sofia Dupee competed in
seven events in girls 10-and-
under, finishing in the top 16
in three sixth in the 100
back with a time of 1:23.34,
13th.in 100 free with a time of
1:15.62 and 15th in the 100 fly

Yates team top 16 in the state, includes, back row from
left, Jasmine Duke, Haylie Wallace, Taylor Radcliffe;
front, William,IHeck and Andrew Heck. Not pictured:
Audrey Ware.

with a time of 1:42.41.
Senior girl Audrey Ware
competed in one event, plac-
ing sixth in the 100 free with a
time of 1:02.06.
Another senior girl, Jas-
mine Duke, competed in two
events, finishing third and
earning the bronze medal in
the 100 breast with a time of
1:20.93 and finishing first anl
earning the gold medal in the
100 butterfly with a time of
In girls eight-and-under,
SNickhl cormi .r1 .1 in four
i v':nlt,pl I. r iri the top 11
in three fifth in the 50 free
with a time of 17.80, seventh
in the 50 fly with a time of
49.50 and 11th in in the 25
back with a time of 22.92.
William Heck competed in
eight events in boys eight-
and-under, finishing first and
second in all eight, including
five gold medals in the.25
freestyle, 25 backstroke, 25
breaststroke, 50 breaststroke
and the 25 butterfly, three sil-
ver medals in the 50 freestyle,
100 freestyle and the 50 back-
Twin brother Andrew
Heck also competed in eight
events, finishing second and
earning three silver medals
in the 25 backstroke, 25
breaststroke.and 25 butterfly,
two bronze medals in the 25

freestyle and the 50 breast-
stroke, fourth in 50 freestyle
and the 50 backstroke and
fifth in the 100 freestyle. .

Varsity Baseball
Feb. 26 FORT WHITE 7:00
March 2 Dariington School at BOles 1:00
March 5 MARIST 7:00
March 8 YULEE" 7:00
March 12 at Camden County 5:30
March 15 at Opelika, Ala. 7:00
March 16 LaGrange at Opelika .10am
March 19 BakerCounty-BB Grounds 7:00
March 22 at West Nassau' 600
April ST. PIUS 700
April 5 WEST NASSAU 6:00
April 9 at Yulee' 6:00
April 12 BOLLES 7:00
April 13 at Wayne County, Ga. 2:00
April 16 HILLIARD 7:00
Apnl18 at Fleming Island 4:00
April 23,25 District 4-4Aat Yulee
Feb. 27 atBolles 3:30
March 6 County at West Nassau 1:00
March 20 Sub-secton at UC 11am
April 5 Section at Boles 11am
April 19 State 1A at Kissimmee TBA
Feb. 28 BAKER COUNTY 3:30
March 7 BISHOP KENNY 3:45
March 12 at Yulee 345
March 15 HILLIARD 3:30
March 21 at West Nassau 3:30
April 34 District3-2Aat Boles 8am
Track & Field
March 1 at Clay.County 3"00
March 7 at West Nassau 4:00
March 21 County at WestNassau 4:00
April 11 District 3-2A at Blles 12:30
April 18 Regin 1-2A at Blles 12"00
April 27 State 2A at Boles 8am
Feb. 25 at Eagles View 6:00
Feb. 26 at West Nassau' 6:00
March 1 at Ed White 6:30
March 5 at Nease 6:00
March 8-9 at Lady limberwodves TBA
March 12 WEST NASSAU' 6:00
March 15 atEpiscopal 6:00
March 18 POTTERS HOUSE 6.00
March 21 YULEE" 6:00
March 22 HILLIARD 6:00
April 2 NEASE 6:00
April 4 at Yulee' 6:00
April 9, at Baker County 6:00
April11 STANTON 6:00
April 12 at Matanzas 6:00
April,16 Dstrict 4-4Aat Yulee TBA
April 18 District 4-4Aat Yulee TBA
Junior Varesty Baseball
Feb. 26 at Bishop Kenny 6:00
Feb. 28 YULEE 5:00
March 4 at Yulee 5:00
March 6 BOLLES 6:00
March 12 BISHOP KENNY 6:00
March 13 CAMDEN COUNTY 5.00
March 18 BAKER COUNTY 600

March 20 at West Nassau 5:00
March 22 EPISCOPAL 6:00
April 2 at Bolles 6:00
April 4 WEST NASSAU 5 00
April10 at Camden County 05:00
April 11 at Yulee 500
March 6 at West Nassau
Track & FIeld
March 1 Ron Riddle at Clay 300
March 7 at Baldwin 3:30
March 21 County at West Nassau 4:00
April 11 Districtat Bolles 12'00
April 18 Region at Bdles 12'00
Feb 22-23 at Panama Beach tourney
Feb. 26 at Baldwin 5/7:00
Feb 27-March 2 at Keystone JV toumey
Feb 28 at Hilllard 6'00
March 1 at West Nassau 7:00
March 5 at Raines 5:00
March 8-9 at Tallahassee tourney
March 12 BALDWIN 5/7:00
March14 at BakerCounty 5/7:00
March 15 SANDALWOOD 4.30/6.30
March 18 BISHOP SNYDER (JV) 6.00
March 22-23 at Daytona tourney
April 5 WEST NASSAU 7:00
April 5-6 JV at Ocala tourney
April 8 RAINES 5:00
April 12 HILLIARD 6:00

Varsity Baseball
Feb. 22 atCoffee County, Ga.
Feb 26 at Camden County, Ga.
March 8 at Femandina Beach'
March 14 atTrinityChristian
March 15 at Bishop Kenny
March 22 at University Christian
March 25-29 at Atlantic Coast toumey
April 2 at West Nasau"
April 11 at Bishp Snyder
April 12 at Hlliard
April 17 at Paxon
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at West Nassau
at Femandina Beach
at Paxon
at Bishop Kenny
at Eagle's Mew
at Camden County, Ga
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Spedal Olympics
The Nassau County Special Olympics
track & field games will be held Feb. 23 at
Yulee High School. Volunteer check-in is at
8:30 a.m. Interested volunteers should con-
tact Winnie Hunter at 491-9931 or Winnie.
hunter@nassau. k12.FI.us. Opening cere-
monies are at 10 a.m. Sports include walking
and running events, softball throw, shot put,
long jump, cycling and bocce.

Fernandina Beach Christian Academy.will
host its first Do the Unthinkable 5K Walk/Run
with Scott Rigsby Feb. 23. Proceeds will ben-
efit the Scott Rigsby Foundation and
Fernandina Beach Christian Academy.
Rigsby completed 13 triathlons and five
road races on his way to setting world records
for a double below-the-knee amputee in the
full marathon, half Ironman and international
distance triathlon, earning him a spot oh the
2006 USA Triathlon Team. On Oct. 13, 2007,
after enduring the elements for more than 16
hours, Rigsby became the first double-
amputee on prosthetics in the world to finish
an Ironman distance triathlon at the 140.6-
mile World Championship in Hawaii.
Do the unthinkable with Rigsby Saturday
as he runs with Fernandina Beach Christian
Academy in the inaugural Do the Unthinkable
5K. Registrations are under way online at
www.fernandinachristianacademy.com and at
the school, which is located in First Baptist
Church, 1600 South Eighth St., Femandina
Beach. Registration on the day of the race
begins at 7 a.m. Cost is $25. The fee for kids
12 and under is $15. The first 200 participants
will receive a T-shirt. The race will begin at
Main Beach at 8 a.m. Participants will run
down Atlantic Avenue, through Egans Creek
and then back to Main Beach.
An awards ceremony and bagel breakfast
for all participants will be held after the race at
First Baptist Church in the gym along with the
opportunity to hear Rigsby tell about his
amazing joumey. Rigsby will also speak-more
about his testimony Sunday at the 10:15 a.m.
service at First'Baptist.
For information, visit www.fernandinachris-

Dium tournament
The 15th annual Drum Toumament will run
from March 8 through April 21. Captain's
meeting is at 7 p.m. March 8 at Kraft Athletic
Club. Cost is $40 per angler. Entry forms and

rules are available at Leaders & Sinkers,
Amelia Angler, Amelia Island Bait & Tackle
and Atlantic Seafood or www.fishnsfa.com.

A free boating class, About Boating Safely,
will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 16 at
the Lighthouse Cottage on Lighthouse Circle
in Fernandina Beach. This is a free introduc-
tory level boating class presented by the
USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 14-01. Other classes:
May 18 and June 15. Contact Harry Tipper at
(912) 576-6659 or htipper3@comcast.net.

Charity cayshoot
The Nassau Builders Council will hold the
inaugural Clyde Goodbread Charity Clay
Shoot Feb. 28 at Amelia Shotgun Sports,
86300 Hot Shot Trail in Yulee. Registration is
at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Lunch
and awards follow. A portion of the proceeds
benefit the Clyde Goodbread Scholarship
Fund. Cost is $100 for a single shooter or
$375 a foursome. Contact Corey.Foundation
at cfountain@nefba.com or (904) 421-0298.

The First Coast Heel-n-Wheel will be from
9 a.m. to noon March 23 at the Atlantic Ave-
nue Recreation Center. 8 Flags Playscapes is
a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks
to build a community-inclusive park and play-
ground for people of all abilities in Fernandina
Beach. Participating in the Heel-n-Wheel will
help Northeast Florida become a more inclu-
sive place, allowing people of all abilities to
play side by side with friends and family, teach
others to celebrate diversity, to accept chal-
lenges and to have fun.
Check-in and registration are at 9:30 a.m.
at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center,
future location of Pirate Playground. Welcome
and special announcements from 9:45-10:45
a.m. Two- mile walk to Central Park and back
from 10:45 a.m. to noon. Awards, games,
food, music and fun follow.
Organize a team for the two-mile Wheel
and Walk. To participate as a team with your
friends, family, business, church, school or.
organization in the Wheel and Walk, recruit 3-
5 wheelers/walkers who will work together to,
raise funds for the Heel-n-Wheel. Each team
will have one person using a wheelchair.
Wheelchairs will be available for loan on the
day of the race orbring your own. Decorate
wheelchairs; there are prizes for best decora-
tions. Register at www.razoo.com/team/new.

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On a quiet Wednesday
morning, the door to the
Fernandina Beach Middle
School clinic opened and a
weeping student came in suf-
fering from a basketball injury.
Licensed practical nurse
Stacy Duncium carefully exam-
ined the injury, provided ice and
spoke to the girl's parent by
phone to explain the situation,
all the while offering words of
comfort in gentle, reassuring
It's all in a day's work for
Duncum, who deals with every-
thing from administering meds
and diabetic care to health
screenings and first aid.
The challenging part, she
says, is being able to decipher
which students really don't feel
well and which ones would just
like to go home.
"I can remember back when
we were having those fires up in
the Okefenokee, a student came
in and said the smoke was real-
ly bothering him and he wanted
to go home. He couldn't go
home. You couldn't get away
from it!"
With experience working in
a pediatrics office, Duncum is
one step ahead of the kids who
think they can put one over on

1In her sev-
enth year at
FBMS, one of
the things
Duncum has
to stay on top
of is commu-
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Duncum eases that
could sweep
l"iitIuh the
"At one point we had sever-
al cases of chicken pox in the
schools so we have to check
and see who might have sib-
lings in the affected school and
monitor them," said Duncum.
"The stomach viruses are anoth-
er major one that goes -hI 'i.i-1
and also head lice. And again
with this, you have to track
down the siblings."
The Fernandina Beach
native shares her home with
her canine companion, a pit bull
named Buddha. Other than
reading, her favorite leisure
activity is riding her horse
named Ace.
"I've always rode horses -
since before I could walk. I just
love it. They've definitely kept
me busy and kept me out of
Fernandina Beach Middle
School is located at 315 Citrona
Drive. School clinic hours are 8
a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Phone 321-5867.

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fundraising garage sale at the Maritime Museum of
Amelia -Island, top left.
Top right, Joanne Osterhold examines an antique div-
ing suit at the museum. Above, Nancy Jensen checks out
items for sale at the fundraiser.
The Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, located at
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every Friday at 6 p.m. The programs are jointly spon-
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Choose from a huge selection of bromeliads at McCrory's Sunny
Hill Nursery booth at the show.

Terry Evan-. of Creative (.arden Strucmure- will have bee
boxes along with bird and bat boxes, rain barrels and
other small structures at the show.


9:30-10:15 a.m. Puttingthe Missing Minerals Back In
Your Soil, Peggy McCoy of Peggy Green Inc.
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Brooke Raulerson, AIFD, FSMD of Amelia Island Artistic
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2:30-3:15 p.m. -Making These Funky Fantastic
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complete supplies for cultivating mushrooms
at the Amelia Island (.arden Show, including
growing plugs, inoculated with each strain, and
growing logs. left.

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For the News-Leader

A rt Shiver of Southeast
Mushroom returns to the
Amelia Island Garden Show
S March 2 and 3 in Central Park,
a Southeast Tourism Society's Top 20
Event that will feature more than 50 nurs-
eries and growers.
As a supplier of Shiitake, five varieties
of Oyster, Maitake, Reishi, Turkey Tail
and other gourmet mushroom growing
plugs, Shiver will have the complete sup-
plies for cull ii,. :i IK hL-.. mushrooms'
including growing plugs, inoculated with
each strain and growing logs. Several
types of gourmet mushroom
growing/spawn bags also will be avail-
able. Additionally, he will have a variety of
edible plants.
The Amelia Island Garden Show cele-
brates its fourth -,a1ii ar C:i r:i IPal I' k
March 2 and 3 :, MNi11ihe Naluri i.'- IIO
off her brightest colors in a vast array of

Student artshow

atlIAA gallery

The Island Art Association, a philanthropic
organization, sponsors and hosts a Student Art
Show, every year open to all art students of the
Nassau County high schools. In addition to the
show, the Island Art Association provides funds
for art supplies to the county high schools.
The Student Art Show is currently being dis-
played in the Southern Gallery of the I-lhind Art
Association at 18'N. Second St. in downtown
Fernandina Beach.
Winners this year are:
First place, Michael Lynch, (Hilliard Middle
Second place, Tiffany Harrison, (Fernandina
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botanical wonders from more than -50
nurseries and growers showcasing a full
assortment of flowers, ferns, trees and
palms, orchids, natives, succulents, bam-
boo, roses, butterfly-friendly plants,
shrubs and much more. Complementing
these will be garden accessories such as
pottery, outdoor wall and fence d6cor,
framed outdoor art, furniture and more.
For both days, on-site.experts will be
available to answer your questions about
gardening challenges and how to green
your hbme, yard, and garden. Enjoy the
scheduled presentations and demonstra-
tions at the "Ask the Expert" booth. Stop
for an up close and personalencounter
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and research, and increasing public
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For the News-Leader
Amelia Island Sunrise
Rotary announces the first
annual Amelia Island
International Wine and Food
Tasting to be held Saturday,
March 2 starting at 7 p.m. at
the Amelia Island Museum of
History, 233,S. Third St.
Those attending will wan-
der from room to room sip-
ping wine, nib-
bling on tasty
samplings and
Amelia Island's WolfsOf
fascinating his-
tory. Silent and ChIIdrens
live auctions will Hospital
have a variety of
tempting offerings.
Christal Fish, president of
Amelia Island Sunrise Rotary,
shared, "We wanted to create
a totally unique event and are
thrilled with the generosity of
the partners who have
stepped up. Our event will
benefit Wolfson Children's
Hospital, an important asset
to our community and the
Wolfson Children's
Hospital is the primary hospi-
tal for children living in
Nassau County. It is estimated
that 84 percent of Nassau
County's children needing
hospitalization will go to
Wolfson. The hospital is a
nonprofit depending on the
support and fundraising
efforts of organizations like
Amelia Island's Sunrise
Rotary Club.
A sophisticated evening is
planned with wine, craft beer
and food tasting with an inter-
national flavor. Enjoy hours
d'oeuvres from both Amelia
Island and Jack,..,'.'illr
restaurants. Learn about
some of the more interesting
wines from the experts at
Amelia Liquors.
Event sponsors and part-
ners include Amelia Liquors;
George Sheffield, First Coast
Community Bank, FPUC,
Baptist Medical Center, Sea
Dream Yacht Club, Taylor
Rental, The Travel Agency,
Advanced Muscle Therapy,
AIA Wealth Management and
CB Advertising Services.
Arte Pizza, Gourmet
Gourmet, Slider's, Stonewood
Grill and Bahama Breeze are
participating restaurants.,
Tickets are $45 and avail-
able at First Coast
Community Bank Amelia
Island and Yulee. For informa-
tion or tickets, visit
foodtasting.com or contact
Christal Fish at 358-2750.

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On Feb. 23, Nassau
Master Gardener Carol
Ann Atwood will conduct a
Plant Clinic from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m.at ACE
Hardware in Fernandina
Beach. All county residents

are invited to bring plant samples showing prob-
lems in their landscapes. Problems will be identi-
fied and solutions offered for correction. Atwood
also has a special talent in container gardening.
and she can advise you on container plant selec-
tions. There is no fee for this service. For in forma-
tion-call (904) 879-1019. Master Gardeners are on
phone duty Fridays. at 491-7340.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 54 will host a
bingo fundraiser for the Baptist Medical Center
Nassau Auxiliary
from 2-5 p.m. Feb. 24 .
in the smoke-free
Legion Hall. 626 S.
Third St.
The Auxiliary provides scholarships for county
students pursuing a degree in medical science:

remembrances for inpatients at holidays: new-
born gifts for the families of all babies born at
Baptist Nassau; textbook reimbursement for
employees with continuing education classes;
and children's activity kits in waiting areas.
There will be door prizes, silent auctions; free
hors d'oeuvres and prizes for all nine bingo
games, including a $250 jackpot. Bingo packets
will be $20. Daubers available
for $1. or bring your own.

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The Amelia Island
Montessori School 7th "!?.1
Annual Chili Cook Off will :e
take place Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. .: -,_,
4 p.m. on North Second Street, Fernandina
Beach. This event will feature live music and all
you can sample chili. Awards are given for the
Spiciest. Most Unique. Chef's Choice. People's
Choice and Overall Winner. There is .,11i,, a Best
Decorated Booth award. too. For more informa-
tion contact the Amelia Island Montessori School
at 261-6610 or email AIMSchili@gmail.com.

The 13th Annual Kid's Fun Day sponsored by
the Fernandina Beach High School Interact Club

will be held on Feb.23 from
10:30 a.m.-l:30 p.m. in Central
Park on Atlantic Avenue for
children ages 3-7. accompa-
nied by an adult. The event is
free and will include games,
prizes, art center. jumpy fun-
houses. field play area.'face
painting/tattoos. and lots of fun.

Eight Flags Charter Chapter of ABWA
(American Business Women's Association) in
Fernandina Beach will hold an afternoon High
Tea at the Amelia Island Williams House on
March 3 from 2-4 p.m. This event is open to
prospective members for networking and in for-
mation about the local chap-..
ter that has been in.
Fernandina over 40 years.
The cost is $15 and includes '
tea or a beverage, sandwich-
es and small desserts,.Space
is limited.
Contact Gerry Clare to reserve a space at 753-
2377. For more information about the chapter is
available on Facebook. www.8flagsabwa.org. Visit
the national organization at www.abwa.org.

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The American Legion
Post 54 will host a lasagna
dinner on Feb. 23 from 5-7
p.m. Dinner includes lasagna,
salad and garlic bread for an
$8 donation. The public is
welcome. To-go dinners are
available. Karaoke with Eddie
Carter follows.

The Fernandina Beach
High School Foundation
Board of Directors invites
the community to their
Foundation. Feast on Feb.
23 at Walker's Landing,
Amelia Island Plantation.
An oyster roast and recep-
tion is from 6-7 p.m., with din-
ner at 7 p.m. Cash bar and
resort casual attire. Individual
tickets are $75. Contact Katie
Combs at (904) 557-6083 to
RSVP or for levels or email
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The Nassau County
Community Development
Corporation will hold its
annual Scholarship
Banquet on Feb. 23 at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center. This year's theme is
NCCDC Honors: An Evening
of Stars. The celebration will
begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are
$50. Contact Nichelle Wilson
at (904) 759-5003.
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Fort Clinch State Park
will host a Union Garrison
event March 2 from 9 a.m.-5
p.m. and March 3 from 9
a.m. to noon.
This program will allow vis-
itors to interact with living his-
torians to experience life in
the fort as it was in 1864. The
grounds will be bustling with
soldiers in'period costumes
involved in firing demonstra-
tions, marching drills, cooking
arid daily activities.
Fees include the $6 per
vehicle park entrance fee plus
$2 per person fort admission.
For information contact the.
park at 277-7274 or visit

The free Community Day
& Plant Sale at The Cummer
Gardens, 829 Riverside
Ave., Jacksonville, on
March 2 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
will feature a plant sale, live
music, art-making activities
and the St. Johns
Riverkeeper Rain Barrel Sale.
Rain barrels will be available
as part of The Cummer's part-
nership with St. Johns
Riverkeeper at $65 each or
two for $120. Visit
for details. Plant sale vendors
include Anita's Garden Shop,
Flying Dragon Citrus Nursery,
Native Gardens Nursery,
Philips Garden Store,
Rockaway Garden Center
and Trad's Garden Center.
Community Day coincides
with the launch of Weaver
Free First Saturdays at The
Cummer, which opens the
museum to the public for free
the first.Saturday of every
month. More information is
available at www.cummer.org.

The Ladies Auxiliary of

the Byrd-Wallace Post No.
4351 of the Veterans of
Foreign Wars will serve
brunch on March 3 from 11
a.m.-1 p.m. for an $8 dona-
tion. Donate three packaged
items for the Hope House
Salvation Army or deployed
Soldiers donation boxes and
receive brunch for a $5 dona-
Byrd-Wallace Post No.
4351 of the Veterans of
Foreign Wars is located at
96086 Wade's Place,
Femandina Beach, under the
Shave Bridge. All members
and their guests are welcome
Contact VFW Post 4351 at

"Decor D'Elegance: User
friendly art for the Home,
Garden and You!" will be
held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
March 7-9 at insideQUT
Home & Garden, 1027 S.
Eighth St.
See an array of unique
pieces such as tabletop
botanicals, glass coasters and
votives, the creative photogra
phy of Ann Kemp and work by
award-winning fused glass
and mosaic artist Denise
Murphy, custom botanical gar
den art by Phillip Standifer,
professional horticulturalist
and Sarah Crone's uni-sized
clothing such as kimonos,
serapes, tunics and capes.
For information call 491-1199.

The Woman's Club of
Fernandina Beach will host
a Seafood Dinner on March
8 at 6 p.m. at the Club-
house, 201 Jean Lafitte
Blvd. There will be fish,
shrimp, potatoes, coleslaw,
hushpuppies, iced tea or
lemonade and homemade
dessert catered by Cedar
River seafood. Tickets are
$15 for adults and $12 for
children 10 and under and
can be purchased by calling
277-2075 or 261-4353..
Proceeds will benefit Wolfson
Children's hospital Fun
Centers and the Woman's
Club scholarships for high
school senior girls.
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On March 10, the
Porsche 911, Ford GT40,
Lamborghini, Corvette and
cars of Harry Miller will be
among nearly 300,rare clas-
sic and prototype cars as
well as a selection of signif-
icant racecars on display
on the 10th and 18th fair-
ways at The Golf Club of
Amelia Island, adjacent to
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island. The Amelia Island
Concours d'Elegance; March
8-10, includes road tours, RM
Auction of vintage cars, semi-
nars, a black tie Mercedes-'
Benz USA Gala Dinner and'
silent auction. Visit .

The fifth annual City of
Fernandina Beach Rib
Cook-off is March 16 from
11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Main
Beach Park. Each team will
be provided six racks of ribs. I
is up to them to create your
own recipe and wow the
judges. A small sample will be

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Insight Amelia invites
you to a Dharma Movie
Night on March 1 at 7 p.m.
at the Dome Healing Center,
Amelia Island. The film
"Amongst White Clouds' will
be shown. American director
Edward A. Burger takes us on
his unforgettable journey into
the hidden lives of China's for-
gotten Zen Buddhist hermit
"Amongst White Clouds" is
a look at the lives of zealot
students, gaunt ascetics and
wise masters living in isolated
hermitages dotting the peaks
and valleys of China's
Zhongnan Mountain range.
The Zhongnan Mountains
have been home to recluses
since the time of the Yellow
Emperor, some 5,000 years
ago. Many of China's most,
realized Buddhist masters
attained enlightenment in this
very range.
If there is interest, a facili-
tated discussion will follow.
There is no charge for the
movie but donations are
greatly appreciated. Email
ameliainsight@gmail.com for
more information.

New Vision
Congregational Church in
tYulee will present "Handy
Dandy," a comedy and
more by William Gibson, on
March 2 as part of its new
"Vision Theatre" outreach
to produce drama of public
Each presentation will be a
- staged dramatic reading of a
play followed by an audience
discussion led by the Rev.
Mary Kendrick Moore, pastor
of New Vision.
"Handy Dandy," starring
Jan Cote-Merow and Steve
Rawls, directed by Debbie
Straight, will be presented at 2
p.m. March 2 at New Visiori,
96072 Chester Road in Yulee,
and is free and open to the
public. Donations will support
the Homeless Coalition of
Nassau County.
To learn more, find New
Vision on Facebbok or call

Amelia Community
Theatre will hold auditions
for "Trumbo" at 10 a.m.
March 2 at 209 Cedar St.
This drama about the leg-
endary Hollywood screen-
writer Dalton Trumbo is told
through a series of letters that
actors read, rather than mem-
orize. Trumbo, a victim of
Cold War politics and the
"Red Scare," was blacklisted
Sand sent to prison. He contin-
ued to write and won
Academy Awards for "The
Brave One" and "Roman
Holiday," but under different
Casting is flexible with
roles for two women and up to
10 men, with an age range of
30-60. The show is directed
by Bob Weintraub and per-
formances are April 4-7.
Call the theater at 261-
6749.for more information or
to check out a script. Alternate
audition dates may also be

presented for judging, and the
rest will be put at the commu-
nity table for the public to
Fee is $50 to reserve your
team's place (best wings and
best sauce categories avail-
able for $10 each), due by
March 6 at the Atlantic
Recreation Center. Each grill
must have a fire extinguisher.
Rib dinner plates will be avail-
able for $10 to the public
beginning at 12:30 p.m., sides
and beverages (water and
iced tea) included. Enjoy yard
games, live music, refresh-
ments and a chance to check
out the cooking stations
beginning at 11 a.m. Contact
Jay at 277-7350, ext. 2013, or
at jrobertson @fbfl.org.


Amelia Community
Theatre presents "Almost
Maine." One of the most fre-
quently produced plays in the
U.S., this story by John
Cariana takes place on a cold,
clear winter night in the mythi-
cal town of Almost, Maine, the
setting for nine tales of love.
Performances are tonight and
Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. Tickets are
$20 adults, $10 students and
available at www.ameliacom-
munitytheatre.org or through
the box office at 261-6749,
open Thursday-Saturday 11
a.m.-1 p.m. or 90 minutes
before curtain. Amelia
Community Theatre is located
at 207 Cedar St.

St. Marys Little Theatre
presents "Colorblind," a
live Black History
encounter and musical trib-
ute to Martin Luther King,
tonight and Feb. 23 and 24
at Theatre by the Trax in St.
Marys, Ga. Colorblind is an
original play written by St.
Marys resident Gaila *
Brandon. For more informa-
tion cal (912) 729-1103.
* 0

live music
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher Ave., live music in
the tiki bar from 6-10 p.m. nightly and 1-5 p.m. Saturday
and Sundays, reggae Wednesdays with Pili Pili; The Macy's
in the lounge Friday and Saturdays 6-10 p.m., trivia
Monday and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. with DJ Dave, and
shag dancing Sundays from 4-7 p.m.; music nightly from 9
p.m.-1 a.m. in the Breakers Lounge. Cp l 277-6652. Visit
www.slidersseaside.com. Join Sliders on Facebook and
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199 South Fletcher Ave.
B-35 Jump & Jive Mondays at 6 p.m.; Trivia Tuesdays at 6
p m DJ Roc and Texas Hold'em poker on Wednesdays.
Call 261-5711.


Community Band
Have you thought Giee, I really warl to start playing my
insert instrument here aga-in I wonder if there is a local
group ot musicians I could pjin"'' Well. make 2013 the year
you loin ihre Nassau Commnnunity Band which welcomes
wo,-dwind brass and percussion instrumentalists and
meets Thursdays at 6 p m in tre Yulee Middle School band
room Send your questions to info,' rnassaucommurnty-
band corn
Benefit concert
The Fernandina Beach Middle School band will host
Hooray lor Hollywo'-.d a benefit concert tonight at 7 p m at
the school including the beginner and symphonic bands
Proceeds will benelil the FEMS Symphonic Band. which is
raising money for a spring competition trip to Atlanta For
more information. e-mail lbmsband@yahoo corn
Jazz gala
Tickets are now on sale for the Amelia Island Jazz
Festival's annual Big Band Bash, a BenetiT Gala Celebration
April starring Les
DeMerle, his Dynamnic
17-Piece Orchestra.
vocalist Bonnie Eisele
and jazz singer and
WJXT television per-
sonality Sam Kouvaris
With a tribune to Sina1ia
Set tor 6 30-10 pm
in Ihe Amelia Ballroom
at the Omni Hotel and Resorns at Amelia Island Plantation
the event will include cockialls, dinner, dancing, ballroom
dancing and a silent auctrron Dress is casually elegant
Tickets ale $75 per person. wrth discounts for tables of
Proceeds will benefit the programs al the 2013 Amelia
Island Jazz Festival Tickets are available at wwwamellais-
landiazzfestival com. The UPS Store. 1417 Sadler Road,
277-0820 and the AIFBY Chamber of Commerce, Gateway
to Amelia at A1A and Amelia Parkway, 261-3248
The Courtyard
The Ccunryard Pub & Eats 316 Centre St, features John
Springer every Thursday Friday and Saturday at 6-30 p m
Call 432-7086. Join them on Facebook at courtyardpuban-
David's Restaurant & Lounge
Grammy-nominaled Aaron Bing performs live on alto
saxophone at David's Restaurant and Lounge, 802 Ash St ,
Wednesday through Saturdays from 6-10 p m Call 310-
Dog Star Tavern. 10 N Second St. Woody Mullis
Happy Hour Set from 5-7 tonight. followed by Carrie
Nation & The Speakeasy at 9 30 p m .free, Honkey Suckle
Feb 23, tree, Karl W Davis Invitational 8 pm Feb 27,
Chubby 9 pm Feb 28. Woody Mullis Happy Hour from 5-7
p m March 1, followed by Grandpa's Cough Medicine at
9 30 p m and Col. Bruce Hampton ret at 9 30 p m
March 2
Every Tuesday is Working Class Stff where music is
played strictly trom vinyl and 1000's of vinyl records are
available to browse and purchase Every Wednesday is Karl
W Davis Showcase featunng new artists every week
Every Thursday is Spade McQuade Visit Dog Star on
Facebook and Reverbnalion corn Call 277-80.1.0.
Florida House Inn
"Open Mike Night' is each Thursday from 7 30-10 30
p m in the Mermaid Bar hosted by local musician Terry
Smih. Musicians perform a couple of songs and the audi-
ence gets to hear new talent. Appropriate for the whole fam-
.ily. No cover charge Call Smith at 1904; 412-7665
Green Turtle
The Green Turtle 14 S Third St.. live music Call 321-
Hammerhead Beach Bar
Hammerhead Beach Par. 2045 S Fletcher Ave Live
music from Buck and Barcaro Thursdays. Visit
Hammerhead on Facebook. Contact ll Childers at
bill1@t hepalacesaloon com
Instant Groove
The Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence Holmes,
Johnny Robinson, Scott Giddons and Sam Hamilton.
plays each Thursday night at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia
Island. Dress is casual For information call Holmes at
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery 318 Cenlre St.
free trivia each Monday at 7 30 p m wine tasting
the third Tuesday at 6 30 p m., with 10 wines for
$10 along with cheese and crackers and live entertainment,
dart tournament every Tuesday at 7 30 p m Dan Voll
Tuesday from 7 30-11 30 p m the Davis Turner Band
Thursday from 8 30 p m -midnight and Friday and Saturday
trom 830p m -12 30 am Call 261-1000 Visit
wwwokanes com for details on oui upcc.ming St Patrick's
weekend fest iniles
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St Buck Smith Prolect
Tuesday. Was Cobb Wednesdays and Fridays, DJ Heavy
Hess in Uncle Charlie's Fridays and Saturdays; Face for
Radio Saturdays, Schnockered Sundays Music starts at 9
p.m. Call Bill Childers at 491-3332 or mail bilil'thepalace-
saloon corm
Salty Pelican
The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill 12 N Front St Irivia
Wednesday at 7 pm prime nb night Thursdays and live
music Fridays and Saturdays. Call 277-3811. or visit The
Salty Pelican Bar and Grill on Facebook
Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910 Atlantic Ave., trivia
Monday, The Macys Wednesdays; and line dancing-
Thursdays Visn www sandybottomsamelia cornm
Seabreeze Sports Bar, in the Days Inn on Sadler Road,

solving skills, how to think
outside of the box, confi-
dence, non-verbal communi-
cation, focus, collaboration,
dedication, accountability,
ability to receive constructive
feedback and overall creativi-
The Island Art Association
offers Free Youth Art classes
(free for preschool to high
school age youth, including
those who are home-
schooled). Free classes are
also provided to the Council
on Aging. For the schedule of
Free Youth Art Classes, and
to reserve a space, call the
association at 261-7020.


Camera course

Learn what you really need
to know to use your digital
camera. In over 10 years
teaching digital photography,
Bill Raser has developed an
approach that concentrates
on what is essential and elimi-
nates the confusing clutter. He
will offer his popular half-day
seminar/workshop on March
9, from 9 a.m. to noon at the
Island Art Association, Art
Education Center, 18 N.
Second St. Class is limited to
15! Call 557-8251 or email
Photo contest
Wild Amelia is accepting
entries for the fifth annual Wild
Amelia Nature Photography
Contest, open to adults and
children. Deadline is April 5.
Cash prizes will be awarded
and the winning images may
be included in Wild Amelia's
Nature Photography Calendar
and informational brochures.
SReview the rules and sub-
mission process at
Yulee's Arts and Crafts Fair
takes place in front of Joe's
Produce and Deli along A1A
at the Deer Walk strip Sunday
afternoons. On Feb. 24 enjoy
works by Chad Bridges, Ed
Green, Luigi Bresciani, D.G.
Fisher, Helen Sherrhouse,
Toni Cenicola, Shutter House,
SPaula Winkle, Pat C., Sue and
Sally, Darwin Reynolds, Mary
Dyer and Dian Russell. All are
Children's art
The Island Art Association
free classes include:
*Feb. 23, Children's Art, 6-
9 years, 10-11 a.m. and 11:15
a.m.-12:15 p.m. Middle
School Art, 10-13 years,
taught by Anne Howden
Feb. 25, Preschool Art, 3-
6 years (plus an adult), 10-11
a.m., taught by Susan Dahl;
Afternoon Art, 6-12 years, 1-3
p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m.,
taught by Anne Howden.
To register call 261-7020.

SHOW Continuedfrom 1B
They live.
From fresh pastries and a
coffee latte for breakfast to
delectable arepas and comfort
food for lunch, the Picnic
Bench Dining Court will
serve something to suit every
taste. And don't miss the
Gourmet Marketplace with
gourmet foods and produce
booths throughout the show.
A two-day pass for both
Saturday and Sunday is $5.
Admission for Sunday only is
$4. Children under 12 are free
and please no pets. For
details, visit www.ameliagar-
Sponsors include: AICVB,
the News-Leader, Coca-Cola,
Country Legends 100.7, Keep
Nassau Beautiful, and the 10-
year-old, award-winning
Amelia Farmers Market, open
every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1
p.m.'at the Shops of Omni
Amelia Island Plantation, with
plenty of easy access parking.
The market will be open the
weekend of the garden show.
No pets, please. Call 491-4872

ART Continued from 1B
Beach High);
Third place, Rebecca
Foster (Fernandina Beach
Special awards were also
presented to Maya
Washington and Sydney
Mizeras, both from Yulee
Honorable mentions were
presented to Gina Rodriquez,
Angel Guevara, Angelina
Grimes, Katerina Lopez,
Reanna Tiption, Kaleigh
Davis, Tessa Bohn-Carmichal
and Megan Womble.
Sharon Eels, the art
teacher at Fernandina Beach
High School, said the benefits
of art classes extend far
beyond developing art skills.
They help to teach the young
developing minds problem


FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 22, 2013/News-Leader



Food needed
The Salvation Army Hope
House is in need of non-per-
ishable food and toilet paper
to give to those in need. If you
can help, they need: 1) Ready
to eat and condensed soups
2) Ready to eat canned meals
like beanie-weenies, raviolios,
beef stew 3) Canned meats
like tuna, chicken, Spam,
Vienna sausages 4) Bottled
water 5) Rice, pasta, oats,
grits, helper meals, instant
mashed potatoes 6) Canned
vegetables and fruits 7) toilet
paper. Please bring your
donations to the Salvation
Army Hope House, 410 S.
Ninth St., at the corner of
Ninth and Date streets.

Youth minister
Youth Minister Andrew
Harper of First Assembly of
God, 302 South 14th St., holds
meetings on Wednesdays at 7
p.m. If you are between 13
and 20 years old and need
direction and purpose to your
life, come and enjoy music,
prayer and ministry by youth
for youth.

Evening services
Miracle Faith Church of
God, 87688 Roses Bluff Road
in Yulee, now offers evening
services at 6 p.m. the first and
third Sunday of each month.
Other service times are
Sunday School at 10 a.m.,
morning worship at 11:15 and
Tuesday Bible study at 7:30
p.m. Everyone is invited to
come and worship. Bishop
W.J. Franklin, pastor.

Unity ofFemandina
Unity of Fernandina Beach
is now at the Dome Healing
Center, 5024 First Coast Hwy.
Services are held every sec-
ond and fourth Sunday of the
month at 7:30 p.m. Everyone,
of any faith and denomina-
tion, is welcome. Please call
Marsha at 415-0822 for more

Women's conference
Solid Rock.COGBF, 86138
Palm Tree Drive, Yulee is
sponsoring a "What Women-
Want" conference, closing,,.
with a ladiesonly ibrealkast i
Feb. 23 at 9 a.m.'For more
information, contact Carolyn
Jacobs at 864-2716.

Women's Day
The women of historic
Macedonia A.M.E. Church at
the corner of Beech and
Ninth streets invite you to
help them celebrate their
annual Women's Day service,
Feb. 24, with Sister Paulette
Brown bringing the inspira-
tional word, God's Call, Our
Response at 11 a.m. and First
Lady Regina Moore at 4 p.m.
Concertwith a Cause
Memorial United
Methodist Church, 601
Centre St., will feature the

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


A Congregation of the
Presbyterian Church In America
Devoted to Christ, to the Pellowship &
to the Great Commission
Worship on Sundays at 10:4S am
Nursery and Children's Church provided
Grace Groups meet on Wednesday evenings In
Permandina Beach, Kingsland &Yulee
Men's, Women's and Youth ministries
85439 Miner Rd. Yulee (Yulee Middle School)


Traditional FamilyWorship.......8:30am & 1am
ContemporaryWorship ...9:45amin Maxwell Hall
Sunday Schol for all ages.......9:45am & 1lam
Wednesday Dinner(Aug-May).. .. 5:15pm-630pm

Nassau Community Band at
his next Concert with a Cause
on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. in
Maxwell Hall. The concert is
free, but donations will go to
support the Barnabas Center.
The Nassau Community
Band is an intergenerational
band under the direction of
Amy Scott, performing stan-
dard band literature and
Sousa marches. Nursery will
be provided. For information
call the church at 261-5769.

SSalvation Army Hope
House holds a Tuesday
Worship service at noon each
week. On Feb. 26join partici-
pants as they give honor and
praise to the Lord and partici-
pate in a thought-provoking
roundtable discussion and
worship service. Hope House
is located at 410 South Date
St., corner of Ninth and Date.
Free dinner
Springhill Baptist Church
will serve meals for area indi-
viduals and families in need
on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m.
at the church, 941017 Old
Nassauville Road. Meals are
served on the fourth
Thursday of each month. The
church also delivers meals to
those who cannot come. For
information call'261-4741.

Vision Theatre'
New Vision Congrega-tion-
al Church in Yulee will pres-
ent "Handy Dandy," a comedy
and more by William Gibson,
on March 2 as part of its new
"Vision Theatre" outreach to
produce drama of public inter-
Each presentation will be a
staged dramatic reading of a
play followed by an audience
discussion led by the Rev.
Mary Kendrick Moore, pastor
of New Vision.
"Handy Dandy," starring
Jan Cote-Merow and Steve
Rawls, directed by Debbie
Straight, will be presented at
2 p.m. March 2 at New
Vision, 96072 Chester Road in
Yulee, and is free and open to
the public. Donations will sup-
port the Homeless Coalitiori
of Nassau County.To learn
more, find New Vision on
Facebook or call 225-0539.

Taiz services
The Taiz6 community on
Amelia Island is growing.
There are now three church-
es offering services:
Memorial United Methodist,
St. Michael's Catholic, and St.
Peter's Episcopal. The Taiz6
community is ecumenical. In
order to help interested peo-
ple keep track of when and
where services are being
held, there is now a website at
ameliataize.com. Please visit
this site for a complete sched-
ule of Taiz6 services, and
information about this com-
munity. If you click on
"Follow Amelia Island Taiz6

S In the Heart of Fernandina
9 N. 6th Street
Dr. Wain Wesberry.
Senior Pastor
Dr. Doug Ganyo
Associate Pastor
Worship 8:30 & 11 am
Sunday School 9:50 am
A Nursery *Children
Youth Adults
U 261-3837
www.fi rs-presbyterian-

"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-Adults6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pmn
Preschool and Children Activities
Comer of Buccaneer .I & Gebnig Road. Fem xdna iBi
For More Information Call: 261-9527

0,_ f) AMELIA
Ted Schroder, Pastor
Winter Series: The Parables of Jesus
"There will be an opportunityfor
healing prayer at each service

36 Bowman Road, 277-4414
OffA1A at entrance to Omni Resort
Amelia Island Plantation


Springhill Baptist Church held a dedication ceremony
for a new bell tower on Feb. 10. The bell that hangs in
the tower was originally placed in the first sanctuary's
steeple around 1956. It was later removed and placed
in storage when the new sanctuary was built in 1982.
However, the bell was never placed in the steeple. It was
recently found in storage and Elder Jake Mottayaw came
up with the idea to restore it and erect a tower in front of
the church's Family Life Center to place it in.
The tower and bell were dedicated as a symbol of
God's gracious hand upon this fellowship and in grati-
tude for the founders and faithful members past, present
and future of Springhill Baptist Church.

Chapel to host conference Thursday

The Chapel at the Amelia
Plantation will hold a one day
conference on Thursday from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There will be three sessions
during the day with a morn-
ing break and lunch included
in the $25 per person registra-
tion fee. Registrations will be
accepted through Monday by
calling the chapel office at 277-
Dr. Art Lindsley, currently
the vice president of Theolo-
gical Initiatives for the Institute
for Faith, Work and Economics
and past president and senior
fellow at the C.S. Lewis
Institute, will lead the day's dis-
cussion based on his book, The
Case for Christ, which focuses
on an approach formulated by

via e-mail" and give your email
address, you will be notified
of any schedule changes or
announcements of special
events. Your comments are

Group study
An interfaith study group
is forming in Fernandina
Beach to explore and learn
about all religions, faiths and
spiritualities to gain a better
understanding of similarities
between all beliefs and how
this knowledge relates to our
own spiritually and the effects
globally and universally. The
group will meet at 10 a.m.
every other Tuesday. RSVP to
Dawn Grant at (904) 753-0640

Rev. Jose Kallukalam
Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday Vigil Mass 7 pm Spanish Mass
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yules United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses Oct-April 8 am- 9'30 am
Dally Mass 8:30 am Mon, Wed,Thrs & Fri.
6pm- Tues
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6 pm: Holy Day-8:30 am, 6pm
Confessions: Saturday 3 pm 3:45 pm or by appi
-- TeleptnDr e Nuemr s: -.. ..
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number: 904-277-6566

New Vision
Church, UcC
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C.S. Lewis. The day will fea-
ture food for thought regard-
ing the new attacks on Christ
and Christi-anity from New
Atheists: Dawkins, Harris,
Hitchens and company.
Session One: The impor-
tance of Reason and Imagina-
tion for C.S. Lewis and for
Session Two: C.S. Lewis on
Relativism: A look at his most
important book, Abolition of
Session Three: C.S. Lewis'
Great Idea you have never
met a mere mortal
Lindsley is author of sever-
al books, including C.S. Lewis's
Case for Christ, True Truth,
Love: 77Te Ultimate Apologetic
and co-author with R.C. Sproul

or e-mail dawn@dawngrant.

A group discussion of
Caroline Myss: Sacred
Contracts and Archetypes
meets at 9 a.m. Thursday to
discuss this unique and pro-
found method of looking deep
,within our souls and tenden-
cies to see the patterns that
are the driving force behind
may of our reactions and rela-
tionships. RSVP to Dawn
Grant at (904) 753-0640 or
e-mail dawn@dawngrant.com.

Mom ministry
MOTs (Mothers of
Teenagers) is a local ministry
for mothers of teens or pre-


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

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

20 Somth Njinth Street 261-4907
Rev Darien K. Bolrlen Sr., P'avtor
The Church
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to he in the
Heart of A1l People
Sunarida Ne' Members Ciss 9 a.rm.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Iforship 1I a.m.
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
Wednesday Mlid-week Service 7-9 p.m.
Ministries: 'iis & 'an. Couples. Singles.

First Baptist ( thebridge
Church famni worship center
Fernandina Beach Sunday Service ... .10:30 am
SUNDAY WORSHIP Bible Study ........9:30 am
9:00 Life Groups Wednesday Service... 7:00 pm
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM www.thebridgeflordia.cam
Wednesday 6:30 PM nRn03 I ndnner nriuv


Yulee, FI

and John Gerstner of Classical
Apologetics. He has written
numerous articles on theology,
apologetics, C.S. Lewis and the
lives and works of many other
authors and teachers.
His wife Connie, formerly a
missionary to Austria, China
and South America, and a
much sought after worship'
leader with an extensive min-
istry of mentoring, prayer and
hospitality will lead conference
participants in worship as they
start the day.
The Lindsleys live in
Arlington, Va., with their two
boys Trey and Jonathan.
Arrive early for coffee and'
The Amelia Plantation
Chapel is located at 36

teens. Meeting the first
Friday of each month from 7-
9 p.m., MOTs is a place
where moms can come and
be encouraged, have fun and
gain wisdom and friendship
from other moms. (No per-
fect moms allowed.) For infor-
mation contact momsofteen-
samelia@yahoo.com or
on Facebook.

Supplies needed
The Fernandina Beach '
Interfaith Dinner Network is
in need of donations of paper
goods and cleaning supplies.
Items may be dropped off at
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
parish office, 801 Atlantic

Innovative Style, Contemporary Music,
Casual Amosphere
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KidKredlble Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed 0 6:30pm
Connae'tz eaS C/rist.
Coennect g th Peopl/

Dr. Bill Yeldell. Interim Pastor
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736 Bonnlevlew Road
Nursery provided
Find us on Facebook:
Points Baptist Encounter Youth

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

Dr. Art and Connie

Bowman Road, Amelia Island.
Visit www.ameliachapel.com
.or Facebook.com/Amelia.

I,:,){ .. ;i .1
Ave., Monday through
Thursday from 9 a.m.-4-p.m.

Faithlink Encounters
Faithlink Encounters, A
Biblical View of Current
Events, are weekly open dis-
cussions about what is taking
place in our community, state,
nation and world.
Groups meet at 6:15 p.m.
at two different locations, The
Partin Center (601 Centre St.,
white house next to the
church) and O'Kanes Pub
(Centre Street ask for
Memorial's group).
For more information con-
tact Pastor Hollie at
hollie@mumconline.com. All
are welcome.


^L ae AusyS Wekw'a
Doug Sides, Senior Pastor
Morning 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 Overnow' Youth 6 30 pm
Nursery Provided For All Services
85971 Harts Rd. 904-225*5128
Yulee, FL 32097
Www.Yuleobaps bshurch corn

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

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100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 204 Work Wanted 403 Financial-HomeOProperty 606 Photo Equipment & Sales 619 Business Equipment 800 REAL ESTATE 813 Investment Property 858 Condos-Unfurnished
101 Card of Thanks 205 Live-in Help 404 Money To Loan 607 Antiques-Collectibles 620 Coal-Wood-Fuel 801 Wanted to Buy or Rent 814 West Nassau County 859 Homes-Furnished
102 Lost & Found 206 Child Care 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 Produce 621 Garden/Lawn Equipment 802 Mobile Homes 815 Kingsland/St. Marys 860 Homes-Unfurnished
103 In Memoriam 207 Business Opportunity 501 Equipment 609 Appliances 622 Plants/Seeds/Fertilizer 803 Mobile Home Lots 816 Camden County 861 Vacation Rentals
104 Personals 300 EDUCATION 502 Livestock & SOpplies 610 Air Conditioners/Heaters 623 Swap/Trade 804 Amelia Island Homes 817 Other Areas 862 Bed & Breakfast
105 Public Notice 301 Schools & Instruction 503 Pets/Supplies 611 ii-om.- Fur-;:hir.g- 624 Wanted to Buy 805 Beaches 850 RENTALS 863 Office
106 Happy Card 302 Diet/Exercise 504 Services 612 lu-jil:, ln;rrumen,-,t, Free Items 806 Waterfront 851 Roommate Wanted 864 Cbmmercial/Retail
107 Special Occas;on 303 Hobbies/Crafts 600 MERCHANDISE 613 Television-Radio-Stereo 700 RECREATION 807 Condominimus 852 Mobile Homes 865 TRANSPORTATION
108 Gift Shops 305 Tutoring 601 Garage Sales old .i r .-.ir, .'.:r-.c ''11 Boats & Trailers 808 Off Island/Yulee 853 Mobile Home Lots 901 Automobiles
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Lessons/Classes 602 Articles for Sale (4.I building Ir,.ri3l- ,u e.:~.t 6S...Ci- i,:..:.k 5.-k 809 Lots 854 Room 902 Trucks
201 Help Wanted 400 FINANCIAL 603 Miscellaneous 6i". St:.ra,.. '..'sr.in-,usi -0: 5-rin.i Ef~:-n-.ri _si-.1- 810 Fm. .m r. .-rs.j ': Apartments-Fumjshed 903 Vans
202 Sales-Business 401 Mortgage Bought/Sold 604 Bicycles 61" '.l1-hnrr, -T0.ol Euc, -i P..rr.ji,:,, 'r.ehicles ,811 -.-. -.: f-r, -: Apartments-Unfurn. 904 Motorcycles
203 Hotel/Restaurant 402 Stocks & Bonds 605 C,.r'iop,.r.i-S.uplcpi-i 61 4urr,.n i':' ._: :.- .j r.-s :Supplies 812 pr. -rr, cr.,: ,,n e 857 C..nri .-:- Furr,n;il-,- 905 i:...n-',m',i.:


102 Lost & Found
LOST "Heidi", a long hair Dachshund.
Black w/ brown markings, gray nose.
Last seen in vicinity of S. 16th and
Beech St. (904)583-0087 or 583-1939.

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.

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Train for hands on Aviation Career.
FAA approved program.
Financial aid if qualified Housing available.
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THERE IS A LIEN On The Following
Vehicles For Towing & Storage and
will be auctioned off on the listed dates
below: on 3/12/2013, a 1996 Ford
Explorer, VIN# 1FMDU32X1TUB60155
Sand on 3/18/2013 a 1991 Chevy
Pickup VIN# 1GCDC14K1MZ177166 at
12 noon at 1683B S. 8th St.,
Femandina Beach, FL 32034.

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Join us to learn about our $85 million Re-Imagination, our re-opening and exciting
employment opportunities to include servers, bartenders, culinary,
housekeeping, recreation, spa services and more.

Omni Amelia Island Planation's Racquet Park
6800 First Coast Highway Amelia Island, FL
OrmniAmelialslandJobs.com 904) 277-5919


EOE/M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace


201 Help Wanted
Beach Area Looking for dependable
person with a good attitude. Prior
experience a plus. Call Buddy at 753-0273.
TION for fast paced cafe'. Duties
include operational oversight for
employee training and performance,
food service, inventory control and
purchases, customer service, and
social media marketing. Please reply
to: cbkt10417@gmail.com
IN A RUT? Want a career, not Just a
job? Train to be a prof'l truck driver in
only 16 days! The avg truck driver
earns $700+/wk*! Get CDL training at
NFCC/Roadmaster. Approved for
Veterans Training. Don't delay, call
today (866)467-0060 'DOL/BLS 2012.
Fernandina Beach. Current "D" lic.,
clear background,' DL & DMV req.,
phone, Diploma/GED. Pay $9.75/hr +
benefits. DFWP--EEO/M/F/V/H. Apply
at: www.dsisecunty.com BB9100030
accepting applications for house-
keeping room attendants & part time
breakfast Host/Hostess. Apply in
person @ 2549 Sadlcr Road. No phone
calls please.
DAY'S INN & SUITES now hiring
FT/PT Front Desk agent; part time
maintenance. Must be able to work
weekends & holidays. Apply within
2707 Sadler Road.

OSPREY VILLAGE has the following
positions open: Server, Utility Aide,
Painter, and CNA. FT, PT and PRN
positions are available. Great Benefits
package including:
SUp to 21 Paid Time Off Days during
the first year of employment
-- *"'...; Company matched 401K
Employee Recognition Events
Opportunities for Continuing
Ai Education
SPlease apply on line at osprey-

201 Help Wanted
seeking experienced Customer Service
Representative. Candidates must have
exceptional verbal and communication
skills, ability to multitask and a positive
attitude. Computer knowledge is
preferred. Please send resumes to
OFFICES hiring for multiple part-time
positions. Hours are 20-28.50 per week.
Days worked will vary Monday thru
Saturday. Hours of operation are 8:30 to
6:30 daily. Wages $9-$11/hr depending
on qualifications and experience. Please
email your res- ume to
speedvcashmainnqimail.com or fax to
(904)261-4971. No phone calls please.

WARE Experience. Full/part-time.
Turner Ace Hardware, 2990 S. 8th ST.
in the Callahan area, 2 years heavy
equipment experience preferred, clean
driving .and background records
required. For application information
call (904)879-0220 or (904)237-2855
M-F 8:00 am 2:00 pm. DFW.

DRIVERS Class A Flatbed, home
every weekend! Pay 37/mi, both
ways, full benefits. Requires 1 yr OTR
flatbed exp. Call (800)572-5489 x227,
SunBelt Transport, Jacksonville, FL.

ERS earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded.
$1000 sign on to qualified drivers.
Home most weekends. (843)266-3731
/ www.bulldoghiway.com. EOE. ANF
NAIL TECH NEEDED Call (904)583-
4722 Heidi,.Cormier Hair Studio.

experienced cooks, sous chef. For
appointment call Phil or Michel (904)

APPLY NOW 13 drivers. Top 5% pay
& benefits. Credential, fuel, & referral
bonus avail. CDL Class A driving exp.
(877)258-8782. www.ad-drivers.com

102 Lost & Found
FOUND ON BEACH Denver Bronco
key ring necklace. Call (904)310-5550,
leave message.

S 104 Personals
ADOPT Childless teacher (33) &
devoted husband (37) wish to adopt;
promise unconditional love, oppor-
tunities. Expenses paid. Kristie/Gabe.
Attorney Adam Sklar, Bar#0150789. 1-
888-387-9290 Toll Free. ANF



Locally Owned & Operated
'A company built one bate at a time through
hard work and integrity over 18years."
Fast, Friendly Service-Installation Availble



Window & House


(904) 583-6331


Patios Sidewalks &
Driveway Add-ons, starting at $599
We will meet or beat any reasonable quotes.
Highest Quality Lowest Prices
Ollice: (904) 491-4383
Licensed & Bonded Cell: (904) 237-7742



State Reg. Building Contractor
40 Years Experience
Licensed Insured
SState Licensqd RB0055959

2-Car Garages

16,4950 ---
24x24 W 0 \r\w nJuly
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S When It Rains
. I Be Prepared.

Aluminum Gutters




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out how to put your
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to work for you!


,u-, ',Jsbu 904-491-4383

(904) 753-3777
Shell, Synthetic, EIFS Stone
Removal of Stucco

MichaMKnul v Simtel i
15 Years iertuace FrIn timalas

LIC.# CBCB50037


Lawn Maintenance
* Mowing, trimming,edging & blowing
* Pruning and weeding
Organic Fertilization
* All Natural Fertilization
* Soil Replenishment with Microbes
* Corn Gluten Lawn Treatments
* Flower Beds and Plantings
* Florida Friendly Design
* Hydroseeding & Sod
Sprinkler System Experts
* Installations
* Tune-ups and maintenance plans
* Repairs and valve locating
(904) 753-1537
Licensed & Insured

"For the Luxury You Deserve"
*Lawn Maintenance*
*Landscape Installation*
*Irrigation Installatlon*
*Mulch & Pine Straw*
Spring Clean-Up *
*Shrub Trimmming*
*Sod Installatlon*
Free Estimates and
Great Prices!
since 1992

(904) 525-0176


Removal &

$300 per Pallet
Sod & Labor

No Fees Up-Front

(904) 868-7602



Scottl Lason Chris lIawe
Serving Nassau County
for over 20 years with

464054 SR 200 Yulee

(904) 261-6821


Quality Work at
rPN,' i ., n-I rri, ...e
" ti t 1i i ,na mII oI hti taiq m '
i Lul.nid *l' ld$.Id lI,~ly' l


Houses Trailers Patios
Driveways etc.
Exterior Windows
Wood Decks C/eaned & Resea/ed


Hm. 904-225-3630 "Dave"
Cell 904-335-6042 Cell 904-887-6453




"Re-Roofing Is Our Specialty"
Nassau County's Largest Roofing &
Siding Contractor Serving Satisfied
Homebullders & Homeowners
Since 1993
Re-Roofing New Roofing
Siding Soffit & Fascia
Free Estimates
I Coss al BuJulding Svstems Co
: s*

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 heanng impaired 1(800)927-

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

A busy medical practice is looking for
an experienced Certified Medical Assis-
tant/LPN for Femandina office. MUST
have previous experience and a great
attitude. Monday-Friday with good pay
and great benefits. Apply by sending
resumes to sdavis01@bqclinic.com.
DRIVER Qualify for any portion of
$.03/mile quarterly bonus: $.01
Safety, $.01 Production, $.01 MPG. Two
raises in first year. 3 mos recent exp.
(800)414-9569. www.drive-
knight.com ANF

DRIVERS Hiring experienced/inexp-
erienced tanker driverS. Earn up to
$.51/mile. New fleet Volvo tractors. 1
year OTR exp. req'd. Tanker training
available. Call today (877)882-6537,
www.OakleyTransport.com. ANF
for busy church office. Accounts
payables/receivables as well as
computer skills a must. Previous
applicants please reapply. Fax resume
to Sandy (904)277-8323.

AVON Buy or Sell. Contact Brenda
(904)545-1136. Independent Repre-
entative since 1974. Advanced Unit

looking for experienced drivers. Must
have class B license with a passenger
endorsement. People skills a must.
(904) 753-4486

applications for servers with positive
attitude, drug free workplace. No walk-
ins. Email resume to:
fourseasonsbistrol vahoo.com

TOP RATED B&B looking for reliable
housekeeper. Will train. Must be
professional. Apply in person between
11am and 3pm. 614 Ash St. in
downtown Femandina.

-on Amelia Island seeking highly
motivated, skilled Medical Assistant.
Minimum of 2 years experience.
Position requires one to be a team
player with willingness to cross train in
other areas. Please fax resume &
references to (904)261-7790.

-on Amelia Island seeking highly
motivated, skilled Medical Office
Specialist. Minimum of 2 years
experience. Position requires one to be
a team player with willingness to cross
train in other areas. Please fax resume
& references to (904)261-7790.

NEEDED Experience preferred. Apply
at Comfort Inn, 76043 Sidney Place,
Yulee or call (904)225-2600.

Chief opening available for career
oriented individual. Experience requir-
ed. Full time position with excellent
benefits package. Salary commensur-
ate with experience. Manzie & Drake
Land Surveying, (904) 491-5700.

yet your share of


Monday Fe,b[uary 25, 2( 3 9.,J),-:5,pm.
Omni /. 1-.1i,1 Island Planation's Racquet Park
6800 First Coast Highway Amelia Island, Ft
OmniAmelialslandJobs.com (904) 277-5919

J.I.n ui to loarr QCIout ou r Pe-lmcrgnaotion
c-ur re-openingll n-l -rri plo rn.--nt Oppc.,r'uniln e
to include sj-r ers i- .Irlelider S t' llnhor h jous'-keping
i-ce,,thn:,r, -p"- serJ.i::es real estc-t6
dn-r lrilrti..l oasis;tnt ond moile

amelia isidnd plantation
E',iF.i. .t F. 'V Drug Free Workplace

L.1\\ 1N Ml\ ITEN \-I iE

Bob's Irrigation

& Landscapinglnc.
Full Service Lawn Maintenance
Landscape Design & Installation
Irrigation Installation & Repair
Outdoor Lighting Solutions
Seasonal lighting Projects
Sodlnstallation & Repair
Concrete Pavers & Fire Pits
Deck Installation & Repair
Retaining Walls & Ponds
Grading Services & Drainage

:S 12000919

Steven Hair Maintenance, In..
"The local guy" since 198
Quit Paying Too Much!
. rri 0l l oor reopacmenl 8ran6mllPe replacment
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204 Work Wanted
ARE YOU LOOKING for a first-rate
Personal Assistant, Executive Assistant,
Event Planner, or Office Manager? I've
got more than a decade of experience
in office administration and a vast skill
set to offer an employer. Please call
(913)634-6430 or e-mail K ll
Comstock@amail.com for my complete

Rates as low as $50.00. Call us today.
Free estimates. (904)572-6023 Lic. &

80 WPM TYPIST editing/proofing;
prefer work from FB home; mature, re-
liable, accurate, reasonable rates, tap-
thekeys@amail.com or (352)552-0733

301 Schools &
home. *Medical, "Business, "Criminal
Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement
assistance. Computer available. Finan;
cial aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized.
www.CenturaOnline.cohn. Call (800)
443-5186. ANF
Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA
approved program. Financial aid if
qualified Housing available. Job
placement assistance. Call Aviation
Institute of Maintenance (866)314-
3769. ANF
hands on Aviation Maintenance Career.
FAA approved program. Financial aid if
qualified Housing available. Call
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866)
314-3769. ANF
MEDICAL CAREERS begin here -
Train online for Allied Health & Medical
Management. Job placement assist-
ance. Computer avail.,Financial aid If
qualified. SCHEV authorized. (888)203-
3179, www.CenturaOnline.com. ANF

306 Lessons/Classes
beginning March 5th. For more
details contact Lisa Inglis at:

601 Garage Sales
YARD SALE Fri. 2/22 and Sat. 2/23,
8am-3pm. 86050 Page's Dairy Rd.,

GARAGE SALE Sun. 2/24, 8am-
noon. 823 Division St. Furniture &
household items. (F)
GARAGE SALE at 123 S. Fletcher
Ave. Sat. 2/23, 8am-lpm. Got a little
of everything. (F)
at Ash. Fri. 2/22, 10am-3pm & Sat.
2/23, 8am-lpm. Cherry console, end
tables, cabinets, Kohler shower,
lighting, ART, patio, kitchenware, sz. 8-
12 fashion items. (F)
GARAGE SALE 2168 Ketch Ct.,
Femandina Beach on Sat., 2/23 from
9am-4pm. Household goods, tools,
artwork. No early birds, please.
GARAGE SALE Sat. 2/23, 9am-
12pm, 614 Santa Maria Dr, FB (Isle de
Mai, off Bailey). Moving bedroom,
patio & misc furniture plus household
goods. (F)
ESTATE SALE 3046-C First Ave,
Thurs, Fri & Sat, Feb 21, 22 & 23, 9:00
- 4:00. Please do not block driveways
or park in neighbors-yards. Numbers-
to enter sale at 8:30 oh Thurs. Sdfa &'
chair, painted, room divider, dressers,
lingerie chests, wicker chair & coffee
table, wine riddling racks from New
York, entertainment center, large
mirrors, old Singer sewing machine,
Waterford Crystal, Hummels, Doulton
Bunnykins set, Kirk & Sons sterling
flatware "Old Maryland", Beswick
Beatrix Potter figurines, Royal Tara Tea
Set, Belleek, Fitz & Floyd, Coalport,
Hurricane lamp, Towle silver plate
tea/coffee set, sm union case, Cutco
knives, Hess trucks' (In boxes) arrow
heads & stone axe, glass top coffee &
end tables, wine rack, vintage child,s
chair, Roseville vase, girl scout patches
& pins, vintage wood hand wringer
washing machine, decorative Items &
collectibles, Ig shark tooth, mother of
pearl rosary, kitchen items, fishing
rods & reels, planters, Christmas, lots
of misc.! More info, photos, map go to

601 Garage Sales
MOVING SALE! Baby items, clothes,
household items, 2 old Catholic Hall
cabinets, some furniture and much,
much more. Sat., 2/23, 9am-2pm at
2044 Village Lane, Femandina Beach
off Citrona near Lime St.

GARAGE SALE Stuff! Stuff! Stuff!
306 Cedar St. Sat. 2/23, 8am-?
MOVING SALE Frl. 2/22 & Sat. 2/23
morning 7:30am-11:30am. Furniture,
dishes, household Items, lawnmower,
etc. 96076 Windsor Dr. Marshes at
Lanceford off Blackrock Rd. (F)
YARD SALE 23667 Flora Parke Blvd.
Many items. Sat. 2/23, Sam-noon. (F)

602 Articles for Sale
2/23. Hours 10am-2pm. Everything in
store 50-75% off. 4924 First Coast
Hwy. at Palmetto Walk, Sublime Spice.

Adjustable swivel seat and handlebars.
Basket, cover and owner's manual
included. Breaks down for easy
transport. Less than 5 miles of use.
Paid $1100, asking $850. 261-7495
CARGO TRAILER 2012. Alost new
enclosed 5' wide X 8' long, 13" tires
includes spare. $1100/OBO. Call Bob
'(360)981-7240 with offer.
condition. $700. (904)261-5675

603 Miscellaneous
AVON Buy or Sell. Contact Brenda
(904)545-1136 Independent Repre-
sentative since 1974.

$399 CANCUN All Exclusive Special
Stay 6 days in a luxury beachfront
resort with meal & drinks for $399.
http://www.cancun5star.com/ (888)
481-9660. ANF

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

I 806 Waterfront I

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

OCEANFRONT LOT in Jacksonville
Beach. Zoned multi-family 4-plex.
Ready to build on. $585,000. (904)
868-2150 Broker/Owner

808 Off Island/Yulee
formal LR, DR,open great room w/bar
and breakfast area. Mother in law
suite, wooded preserve in back. 3 car
garage, neutral colors, immaculate,
screened porch. Call Daune Davis,
Watson Realty Corp, at (904)571-4213
to see.

809 Lots
100 X 100 CORNER LOT 9th &
Date, zoned MH-1, $42,500. Owner
Ketch Court-2 blocks to beach 69K
North Hampton-lot on 15th Hole 49K
Bells River Lot-in gated community -
Million $ viewsjust 69K
Tidal Creek-59K
Amelia Bay-30K (house pkg at 325K)
Oceanfront Lot reduced to 349K
Call Phil Griffin Amelia Coastal Realty

851 Roommate Wanted
TO SHARE 2BR duplex on First Ave.
Your part $400 plus 1/2 all utilities.
(404)394-0382 or (904)206-2221.

1611 Home Furnishings 852 Mobile Homes

original plastic, never used, orig.
$3000- sacrifice $975. CHERRY
BEDROOM SET solid wood, new in
factory boxes, $895. Can deliver. Bill
(813) 298-0221. ANF

S 613 Television
DISH NETWORK starting at $19.99/
mo. (for 12 mos). & high speed Internet
starting at $14.95/mo. (where available).
Save! Ask about same day Installation.
Call now 1(888)685-4144. ANF

618 Auctions

CERAMIC DE ESPAOA is relocating!
Public Auction & Moving Sale. Wed. 2/27,
10am. Preview: Day of Sale, 9-10am.
7700 NW 54 St., Miami, FL 33166. Quality
handmade & hand-painted Spanish
ceramics (all types), showroom displays,
warehouse items, furniture, computers &
more. www.moeckerauctions.com Moecker
Auctions, Inc. (800)840-BIDS. 15%-
18%BP, $100 ref. cash dep. Subj. to
confirm. AB-1098 AU-3210, Eric Rubin.

701 Boats & Trailers

tandem, $475. Call (904)261-2286.


802 Mobile Homes

MOBILE HOME For Sale. 1979
Skyline, 12x61, 2BR/1BA, very good
condition. Have title & ready to move.'
$4,000. (904)583-4459

804 Amelia Island

Preserve at Summer Beach. Very close
to beach. No flood zone. New HVAC.
Need notice to show. (912)222-4002.
Seller is licensed REALTOR. $469,000.

RV to live on a campground for $425/
mo. All utilities included. Ask ab6ut
senior citizen special. (904)225-5577.
1.5BR/1BA TRAILER for rent. 1410
Nectarine St. near hospital & Wal-Mart.
$650/mo. includes water, garbage &
lawn service. (904)261-6838
NICE 2BR/1BA country park,
$575/mo, newly remodeled, water &
utility shed included. Call (904)501-
ON ISLAND in park. Remodeled
3BR/2BA SWMH starting $200 wk/$800
mo. + dep & utils. Also, 1BR apts. &
3/1 duplex. Call for details 261-5034.
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WiFI included. (904)225-




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855 Apartments
1BR/1BA Dining/Kitchen, carport,
elect., water, garbage, W/D, cable TV.,
all furnished, in Nassauville. 6 mo
Lease. $600/mo $400/dep. 277-3819.

856 Apartments

POST OAK APTS (904)277-7817
Affordable living located at 996
Citrona Dr. Fernandina Beach, FL.
Rent starts at $572 per month.
Central a/c. 1 & 2 bedroom apts
TDD Hearing Impaired number #711
"This institution is an equal
opportunity provider and employer.'
"Equal Housing Opportunity"
LOVELY 1BR APT. Lg, 800 sq ft.,
modem & secure, W/D, 1 blk to beach.
$725/mo., long, term. No smoking.
2946 First Ave. (904)556-6858
FOR RENT 2BR/1.5BA TH apt.
CH&A, stove, refrig., D/W, carpet.
Service animals only. $795/mo. 828
Nottingham Dr. Call (904)261-3035.
3BR/2BA garage, W/D, dishwasher.
150 feet from beach. All utilities paid
except electric. No smoking. Svc
animals only. References. $1,500/mo.
ON ISLAND 1BR at beach, $225/wk.
1BR & 3BR/1BA at N. 10th. 3BR/2BA
SWMH in pk. starting $200 wk/$800
mo. + dep & utils. (904)261-5034
APT. Tile throughout, central AC, DW,
W/D. 927 N. Fletcher Ave., down.
$995/mo. + deposit. (904)386-1005
OCEAN VIEW 2BR/1.5BA townhome
w/covered porches, CH&A, ceiling fans,
W/D conn. No smoking. Water, sewer &
garbage incl. $875/mo. + dep. 737 N.
Fletcher. (904)261-4127



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860 Homes-Unfurnished
Barnwell Rd., 3/2 on 1/2 ac., new
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$1195/mo. 491-8893, 335-0583.
to beach. 3BR/2BA, W/D, yard service
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car garage. Beautiful, recently
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Long term lease. Start March 1st.
Service animals only. No smokers.
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LAKE CONDO $750/mo. Fresh paint,
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