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$1 million in outstanding county code liens

More than $1 million in outstanding
liens is the subject of a dispute at the
Nassau County Code Enforcement
Board, whose chairman is spearhead-
ing an effort to collect the money
despite misgivings from the county
That sum about $1.13 million -
would help the county commission
overcome its anticipated $9 million


sales irk


A controversial outdoor sales law is
under review after the Nassau County -
Commission received complaints that
a seasonal vendor is operating outside
the law and hurting local businesses in
the process.
"We do have an obligation to pro-
tect the existing businesses who pay
taxes and employ people," Chair
Danny Leeper told the board during
Wednesday's commission meeting.
Commissioners Barry Holloway.and
Steve Kelley were absent on jury duty
and medical leave, respectively.
The shorthanded board agreed to
direct staff to explore possible revi-
sions to the regulation of outdoor sales,
including scrapping a requirement for
90 days' notice, aiming for a fix that
would strike a balatice between pro-
testing local businesses and encour-
aging competition.
At the center of the issue is the
temporary sale of discount plants and
other goods at the Villages of Amelia
Shopping Center in Yulee, approved
for the month of April after county
staff received an application on March
19 from vendor James Bingham of
Tennessee, who owns Discount Plants
of Florida, Inc.
By law, vendors are required' to
apply for permits 90 days in advance of
their sales. But officials say that clause
hasn't been enforced traditionally. (It
wasn't last year when the issue previ-
ously came before the board.)
"This is the same issue we went
around about last year," County
Manager Ted Selby said Wednesday.
Growth Management Director
Peter King said the 90-day require-
ment isn't reasonable. "All laws have to
be reasonable in order for them to be
enforced and for the public to be
expected to adhere to them," he said
in a telephone interview.
Commissioners were mum on a
suggestion by County Attorney David
Hallman that the board clear the air by
announcing publicly whether it
planned to enforce or not enforce the
90-day requirement moving forward.
'The perfect ordinance is one that
staff doesn't have to guess about or
interject subjective interpretations to,"
the county attorney said.
The sale, permitted despite the
clause, has frustrated Mike Zaffaroni,
owner of Fernandina Mulch & Stone,
who told officials his business locat-
ed down A1A from Bingham's will
suffer as a result, said Commissioner
Pat Edwards.
"It's going to cost Mr. Zaffaroni
money. As a business owner, I under-
stand, because it's impacting his busi-
ness," Edwards said in a telephone
interview Wednesday.
In addition to the 90-day require-
ment, Edwards says,*Zaffaroni also is
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budget shortfall, says Chairman Bill
Beck, who argues that the board
shouldn't exist if the county won't col-
lect the fines and fees it levies.
"What's irksome to me, as a tax-
payer, is the county's going broke and
here's $1 million that nobody's really
actively going after, or at least they
don't know how to go after it, but
they're claiming to," Beck said.
But Beck's rationale doesn't square
with that of other board members or
County Attorney David Hallman, who

issued a legal opinion April 9 discour-
aging the board and its members from
involving themselves in the olli. l i.,n
process. Hallman said it would look
like a conflict of interest.
"For a judge to appear to have an
interest in collection of fines imposed
by that judge would clearly create the
appearance of a conflict of interest,"
wrote Hallman. "...The Code
Enforcement Board, (or any member
thereof) should not consider, discuss
or involve itself in any way the subject

of collection of code enforcement
Hallman declined to comment for
this story, referring a reporter to his
legal opinion on the matter.
As a matter of practice, code viola-
tions are referred to the county's Code
Enforcement Department, which
sends property owners notices giving
them months to bring their properties
into compliance. If the violation per-
sists, the cases are referred to the Code
Enforcement Board, which can then


Amy Wade, right, was walking on the beach about 8 Wednesday morning when she saw a small alli-
gator washing up in the surf. She called Sherry Merritt, left, Nassau Humane Society animal rescue
officer, who was joined by Kathy Russell, center, of the city's Parks and Recreation Department, in
corralling the gator for relocation to a more appropriate habitat. "I go to the beach almost every day
at the north end and I've seen a lot of things, but never imagined seeing an alligator," Wade said.

City commissioners split

on golf course oversight
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A new committee being formed to
report on conditions at the municipal
golf course has been the cause of
some friction in the city.
The committee is being formed
after local golfers complained that
Billy Casper Golf has not lived up to
its promise to keep the course in
good condition since it took over
management in 2011.
City commissioners agreed at a
previous meeting to have local golf
experts form a committee to monitor
course conditions and report back to
the commission. As suggested by
Vice Mayor Charles Corbett, Tom
Shave Jr., who has a long history
with the city golf course, would head
the committee.
According to City Attorney
Tammi Bach, such a committee
would not be subject to Sunshine
Laws as long as it does not make
recommendations to the commis-
sion on its findings. ,
But, during an informal discus-
sion Tuesday, Commissioner Arlene
Filkoff said she wanted to first clar-
ify the goals of the existing Golf
Course Advisory Board and noted
that someone on that board "felt
slighted" by the new committee
being formed.

we owe (the Golf Course Aavsory
Board) an explanation....Ifwe

don't think they have value,
let's tell them that.'

"If we don't think they have value, that sin
let's tell them that," Filkoff said. notice, il
Commissioner Ed Boner said his in "outs
iril-.nliti in approving the new com- end of A
mittee was to "fix the course to get Gerri
the players to come back." letter of
"I hope whatever we have to do to company:
get there, we'll do it," Boner said. notdranm
"There was no intention of hurt feel- 2013, th
ings." take furl
Filkoff noted the original adviso- On T
ry board was "purely advisory," and city boa
having served on boards herself, she an impoi
understood how they felt. "I don't member
want to end up with conflicting data ty than
or pitting two groups against each agers
other," she said. "If we
But Mayor Sarah Pelican argued boards,
that "one pf the golf course advisory tional ki
members said (the course) was in don't see
the best shape it had ever been. ... 1 C'irI,, I1
felt that when Vice Mayor Corbett to respect
made that -I.-u,. -.iiii (to forma new mission
group), it was another pair of eyes boards a
out there."
City Manager Joe Gerrity said GC

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ce Billy Casper Golf is on
t is hoped the course will be
standing condition" by the
ity sent Casper Golf a formal
complaint April 5, telling the
y "if course conditions are
latically improved by Aug. 1,
e city reserves the right to
other action ..."
'uesday Gerrity also noted
rds and committees serve
rtant purpose because their
"s have much more longevi-
city commissions and man-
e have consistency on our
we're going to have institu-
nowledge," Gerrity said. "I
e anything wrong with Mr.
Group finding fact. We need
:t the boards and define their
if they are not sure. ... I thiihk
re very important. Some are
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levy fines and, at a certain point, those
fines can be assessed daily some-
times totaling to hundreds of thou-
sands of dollars.
Outstanding liens range from $79 to
$350,000, according to county docu-
Once a fine is recorded and
becomes a lien, the only power the
board has to collect money owed is
allowing the county attorney to fore-
COUNTY Continued on 3A


on new

city clerk

put off

An air of indecision hung over city
commissioners Tuesday as they dis-
cussed whether to appoint an interim
city clerk and wait until the next budg-
et cycle to make a permanent appoint-
City commissioners had agreed at
a special meeting April 9 to postpone
the process of interviewing a city clerk.
Mayor Sarah Pelican said at
Tuesday's meeting that she had some-
one specific in mind to appoint as inter-
im and that the interview process
should be postponed until the next
budget cycle.
Asked how an interim clerk differs
from a deputy city clerk. City Attorney
Tammi Bach said an interim is offi-
cially appointed and takes the role,
with or without a contract. Kim Briley
has taken the role of deputy city clerk
ever since former city clerk Mary
Mercer left in January to work for
Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper.
Bach also said the interim city clerk
would most likely receive a pay raise if
they were appointed from within City
Hall, and would be paid in the range of
someone hired from the outside.
"It appears to me the object would
be to name a city clerk pro-tem until we
appoint a full-time city clerk," Vice
Mayor Charles Corbett said. "Then go
through the budget process and deter-
mine if we have money for a full-time
clerk or not."
Commissioner Ed Boner suggested
that City Manager Joe Gerrity and
Bach bring some candidates forward
for consideration, but Bach said that
would hot be appropriate.
Pelican said she would like to
appoint City Planner Jennifer Gooding
because Gooding knows about the
grant process and the workings of City
Hall and "does herjob and works under
the radar."
"We need to proceed with this,"
Pelican said. "We don't need to drag
things on any longer."
But Gerrity said appointing
Gooding could cause hardships in the
planning department because it is los-
ing one full-time person and because
Gooding may .also be named
Community Development director to
replace Marshall McCrary, who was
promoted to deputy city manager, effec-
tive May 6, leaving the director position
"It would be wrong of us to make a
decision tonight that quickly."
Commissioner Arlene Filkoff said.
Boner said he would like to wait
until he knew how moving another
employee would affect Gerrity's plan
for the community development direc-
Gcrrity suggested to commission-
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FRIDAY, APRIL. 19, 2013 NEWS News-Leader


Edward Lamont Kelley
Mr. Edward Lamont Kelley, age 72, of
Fernandina Beach, FL passed away on
Sunday evening, April 14, 2013 at Baptist
Medical Center Nassau.
Born in Dothan, AL, he was the oldest
of two children born to the late, Dorman
Edward and Annie Doris
SHoward Kelley. Mr. Kelley
was raised in Dothan and
was a graduate of Auburn
i i University, Class of 1966,
where he majored in
Political Science. He enlist-
ed in the U.S. Army, serv-
Sing during the Vietnam Conflict fiom where
he became a highly decorated military vet-
eran. He served as a Combat Infantryman
.and Platoon Leader in the 173rd Airborne
^Brigade and flew many missions as a
Helicopter Pilot serving two tours in
.Vietnam. For his service in Vietnam, he
was awarded four Purple Hearts, Silver
Stars, Bronze Stars, Presidential Citations
and various weapons expert
Commendations. Upon being honorably
,,discharged, he and his family settled in
Hilliard, FL before moving to Fernandina
SBeach in 1984. He later worked for a short
time at White Oak Plantation and for the
Department of Agriculture and as a sub-
stitute teacher in local elementary schools.
Mr. Kelley was a life member of the
SVeterans of Foreign Wars, Post No. 4351 in
'Fernandina Beach where he held many
leadership positions, to include, Chaplain,
SSecretary, member of the Executive Board
Sand former District Commander. He was a
member of Amelia Lodge No. 47 and the
'Scottish Rite Bodies.
After fully retiring, Mr. Kelley, pursued
his love of military history, international
travel to; South America, European coun-
tries, attending military reunions in
Australia and scuba diving off the Great
Barrier Reef.
For the past ten years, he has been com-
:pletely content to stay on the island, mak-
ing his regular visits with his companions
to O'Kanes, Sandy Bottoms, The Palace
and Baxters.
He leaves behind, his wife, Mary Jo
Wright Kelley, Fernandina Beach, FL, his
Sson, Jesse Matthew and wife (Brehan) from
Clarion, PA. Daughters, Lisa Kelley, Port St.
Joe, FL, Amy Kelley, Dothan, AL, Leigh
Laney, Dothan, AL, his granddaughter
Lauren Laney Smith and her husband
Travis Smith and their daughter, his great-
granddaughter, Mia Alexander Smith.
Also left behind is Ed's sister, Donna
Howell (Mike), Dothan, AL, a nephew,
John Palmer Howell, and a niece, Claudia
The Mass of Christian Burial will be at
10:00 am on Monday, April 22, 2013 at St.
Michael Catholic Church of Fernandina
Beach with Reverend Jose Kallukalum,

Mr. Kelley will be laid to rest al 2:30 pm
on Monday, at Jacksonville National
Cemetery with full military honors.
His family will receive friends on Sunday
from 1:30-3:30 pm in the Burgess Chapel of
Oxley-Heard Funeral Home. The Vigil for
the Deceased will be held at 2:00 pm on
Sunday at the funeral home, with Deacon
Art Treadwell of St. Michael Catholic
Church, officiating.
Please share his life story at www.oxley-
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Nils S. Liebendorfer
Mr. Nils S. Liebendorfer, age 81, of
Amelia Island, FL passed away on Tuesday
morning, April 9, 2013 at Baptist Medical
Center Nassau.
Born in Beaver Falls, PA, he was the
only child horn to the late Harvey Leroy and
Meda Stern Liebendorfer. Growing up in
Beaver Falls, he attended High School there
where he lettered in Baseball and
Basketball and was a member of the grad-
uating class of 1949. After high school, he
attended Washington and Jefferson College
in Washington, PA on an athletic scholar-
ship, where he graduated with a degree in
Business. While in college at W and J, he
was active in ROTC which allowed him be
receive his commission as an Officer in the
U.S. Army upon graduation.
After serving in the military, he returned
to Beaver Falls and became the third gen-
eration of his family to be employed at
Peoples Building and Loan, which would
later become Peoples Home Savings. Mr.
Liebendorfer remained with Peoples Home
Savings until retiring as President in 1985:
At the time of his retirement, he returned
to school at Forest Institute in Lake Forest,
IL where he earned a PhD in Psychology.
Upon graduation, he worked within the
Indiana State Prison System as a
Psychologist. In 1992,, he and his wife
moved to the shores of Amelia Island. Since
settling here, he has continued his prac-
tice in Psychology as a Volunteer within
the Nassau County Judicial System.
Throughout his careers, he has been
recognized for countless community
achievements and leadership positions.
After coming to Amelia Island, he and
his wife became active members of St.
Peter's Episcopal Church.
Those that knew Mr. Liebendorfer will
remember his warm wit and spontaneous
sense of humor. He was an accomplished
and avid golfer, scoring five "holes in one"
and multiple club championships.
He leaves behind, his wife of 35 years,
Emelie Peters Lieberidorfer, Amelia Island,
FL, children, Mark liebendorfer (Allyson),
Lewisburg, WV, Kent Leroy Liebendorfer,
East Palestine, OH, Wade Andrew
Liebendorfer (Petchploy), Millersville, MD,

Lauri Arnold (ohn), Louisville, KY, Dunbar
Abston (Jennifer), Memphis, TN, Linda
Liarsen (Robert), Walnut Creek, CA, Frank
Norfleet Abston, Oxford, MS and fifteen
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on
Saturday, April 20, 2013 at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church with The Reverend
Stephen Mazingo, officiating.
His family will receive friends following
the service at a reception to be held in
Burns Hall, at St. Peter's Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contribu-
tions may be made to St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, 801 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32034 or to the American Lung
Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004.
Please share, his life story at www.oxley-
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Lee Anna Neal
November 16, 1925,to April 8, 2013
Maconi, GA Services for Lee Anna
Neal were held on Monday, April 15, 2013
at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Chauncey,
Anna was born on November 16, 1925 to
the union of Flora and Solomon Williams.in
Montgomery County, GA
and raised in Laurens
County, GA. One sister -
Nellar Graham -and three
brothers Early, Tommie
Lee, and Luther Williams
preceded her in death.
She was married to
James Neal, who preceded her in death.
She later moved to Maywood, Illinois. After
retirement, she moved to Fernandina
Beach, Florida and joined the First
Missionary Baptist Church.
Anna made her transition to her heav-
enly home on April 8, 2013 at a nursing
home in Macon, GA where she lived after
her health failed and she was no longer to
live in Fernandina Beach.
She leaves to cherish her memory many
loving nieces, nephews, cousins,
Godchildren, and a host of friends.
Spaulding Funeral Home. McRae. Ga.


Edgar H. Baldor, 85, Yulee, died
Wednesday, April 17,2013. Arrangements
are incomplete.
Green Pine Funeral Home
Henry Albert Frost, 38, Yulee, died
Tuesday, April 16, 2013.
Eternity Funeral Homes & Cremations -
Juanita Jane Tillman, 88, Yulee, died
Thursday, April 18, 2013. Arrangements
are incomplete.
Green Pine Funeral Home

15 ways. to become more active

15 ways to become more active

-Family and Consumer

A barrier is something that
keeps you from doing some-
thing else. If you're not active,
it's likely that you have at least
one reason why. Perhaps you've
never been very active. Think
about what's keeping you from
being active and then check out
some of the American Diabetes
Association solutions to the
most common barriers to phys-
ical activity.
I don't have time to exer-
cise for 30 minutes a day.
Think about your day do
you have available time slots?
Do as much as you can; Every
step counts. If you're just start-
ing out, start with 10 minutes a
day and add more little by little.
Work up to 10 minutes at a time,
three times a day. You can also
try for 15-minute spurts twice a
Make physical activity part
of your daily routine. For exam-
ple, walk or bike to work or to
the store, exercise while you
watch TV, take the stairs instead
of the elevator, or do something
active with your family to spend
time together.
I've never been active.
Don't discount your every-
day activities. You may do more
than you realize, such as house-
keeping or mowing the lawn.
Being active is more than just
Talk to your doctor about
what exercise is safe for you

and discuss
how you

S t Starting
Slowly is
and so is
activities that you enjoy. Over
time, activity will get easier. You
will find that you can increase
the amount/intensity of physical'
activity you do.
I'm too tired after work.
Find a time when your ener-
gy is highest. You could plan to
do something active before
work or during the day. For
example, you could try walking
for 30 minutes during your
lunch break a few days each
Remember .that increasing
the amount of physical activity
you do will actually increase
your energy.
I don't have the right
Wear anything that's com-
fortable as long as you have
shoes that fit well and socks that
don't irritate your skin.
I'm too shy to exercise in
a group.
Choose an activity you can
do on your own, such as fol-
lowing along with an aerobics
class on TV or going for a walk.
Remember that every-day
activities you do on your own
like gardening and household
chores get you moving and help
burn calories.
I don't want to have sore

Exercise shouldn't hurt if
you.go slowly at first. Choose
something you can do without
getting sore.
Learn how to warm up and
cool down.
Stretch before and after you
do something active.
I'm afraid I'llget low blood
If you're taking a medication
that could cause low blood glu-
cose, talk to your health care
provider about ways to exercise
Walking hurts my knees.
Try chair exercises, swim-
mitng, biking, or an elliptical
machine. These'and other low-
impact exercises may be less
It's too hot outside.
If it's too hot, too cold, or too
humid, walk inside a school or
a shopping center.
Think of some other activi-
ties that are always available
regardless of the weather like
using a stationary bike, indoor
aerobics classes, yoga videos at
home, indoor swimming, stair
climbing, calisthenics, or danc-
It's not safe to walk in my
Find an indoor activity, such
as an exercise class at a com-
munity center.
Think of activities you can
do in the safety of your home.
l'm afraid I'll make my con-
dition worse.
Get.a checkup before plan-
ning your fitness routine. Learn
what's safe for you to do.

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I can't afford to join a fit-
ness center or buy equipment.
Do something that doesn't
require fancy equipment, such
as walking, jogging, calisthenics
or using cans of food for
Jumping rope and resistance
band exercises are other activ-
ities that only require one piece
of inexpensive equipment.
Look for inexpensive
resources in your community
like community education pro-
grams, park and recreation pro-
grams, walking trails, school
running tracks, or worksite well-
ness programs.
Exercise is boring.
Find something you enjoy
doing. Mix it up. Try different
activities on different days.
Exercise with someone else to
keep you company. If you can,
try exercising while listening
to music or watching television.
I don't really know how to
Select activities that require
few skills, like climbing stairs,
walking, or jogging. Take a class
and develop new skills.
I don't have the motiva-
tion to exercise.
Invite a family member or
friend to exercise with you on a
regular basis. You can also join
an exercise group or class in
your community.
Remember all of the bene-
fits that come with being phys-
ically active.
Make a plan so you decide
when you will do each type of
activity. Be sure to make a plan
so you know what you are work-
ing toward.
Meg McAlpine is the Family
and Consumer Sciences Agent,
UF/Nassau County Extension
Service. Contact her at 491-7340.
Visit nassau.ifas.ufl.edu.




Volunteers needed
The Day Drop-in Center
is looking for volunteers for
Tuesday or Thursdays (10
a.m.-2 p.m.). The center
serves people experiencing
homelessness and those at
high risk of homelessness.
Services include showers
and laundry facilities, a mail-
ing address, phone and com-
puter use, help acquiring
needed documents and refer-
ral to local service providers.
The center is located at
the Fernandina Beach
Church of Christ at the cor-
ner of Jasmine and South
14th streets. To volunteer or
for more information, con-
tact Ellen Miller, 556-2810.
Woman's Club raffle
Fernandina Beach
Woman's Club is currently
raising money to support its
scholarship fund for senior
women at Fernandina Beach
High School and Yulee High
School during the May meet-
The club has tickets avail-
able for $1 donation for a
chance to win one of the fol-
lowing: Seahorse Glass
Necklace from Nassau
Diamonds; Golf for 4 at
North Hampton; Auto Detail
at Bo and Mikes; Oral B Pro
Electric Toothbrush from
Amelia Dental Group.
Tickets are available from
members and Little Women.
The drawing will be held at
the club's May 1 meeting.
Blood drive
The Fernandina Pirates
Club will host a blood drive
on Saturday from 9 a.m.-3
p.m. at American Legion
Post 54, 626 S. Third St.,
Fernandina Beach. To make
an appointment to donate, or
to learn more, visit www.
igiveblood.com. Drop-ins are
Alateen meeting
Alateen, a group for teens
bothered by someone else's
drinking, will meet at 11 a.m.
April 20 in Fernandina
Beach. For details, including
the location, contact (904)
465-0162. The group will
meet weekly.
Alateen is a fellowship of
young Al-Anon members,
- usually tens whose lives .
tha-ve been n rtel byv some-
one else's drinking. Alateen
groups are sponsored by Al-
Anon members who help the
group stay on track, share
experiences, discuss difficul-
ties, learn effective ways to
cope with problems and
encourage one another.
Family Support Services
of North Florida (FSS) will
focus on Nassau County
Schools' Homeless Student
program at the Breakfast
Learning Series, April 23 at 9
a.m. at its Nassau County
office, 87001 Professional
Way in Yulee.
Networking and continen-
tal breakfast begin at 8:30
a.m.; program from 9-10:30
a.m. Register to attend at
or 225-5347. Guest speaker
Angle Page McClellan,
homeless liaison, Nassau
County Schools, will discuss
how community agencies
can work with schools to
serve homeless children and
how community resources
can increase the success of
homeless students.
Women meet
The next WOAMTEC
(Women on a Mission to
Earn a Commission) lunch is
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 24 at
the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road.
Cost is $15 and includes
lunch. WOAMTEC offers
business-building opporluni-
ties where women can focus
on keeping their priorities in
order of faith', family alld
finance without feeling guilty
about it. Contact Lisa Bubenl
at (734) 341-5507 or'
Gun courses
Gary W. Belson
Associates Inc. will hold a

More than 125 boys reported fotr tryouts for,
Little League and Senior League berths at the
City Ball Park in Fernandina Bleach.
April 18., 1963
Incumbent Iaurie Ellis, f'orn'er sheriff
Ronnie )ougherty and formerr dcputly Shelton
Jones all filed pre-qualifying papers for the coun-
ty sheriff election in July.
April 20, 1988
The city of Fernandina Beach extended by
six months the deadline for. Crane Island devel-
opers to obtain the necessary pa)pelworik to )pro-
ceed with their plans.
April 18, 2003

concealed weapon license
course at 4 p.m. April 25. A
basic with defensive tactics
course will be held at 7:45
a.m. April 27 and May 11.
For details contact Belson at
491-8358, (904) 476-2037 or
gbelson@bellsouth.net. Visit
The family and friends of
the late Melody Adams will
commemorate her life with
the "Celebration of the life of
Melody Adams," April 28
from 1-6 p.m. at Kelley's Pest
Control. The event will fea-
ture barbecue, music and a
silent auction. For informa-
tion call 415-2449.
Centre'd Women
Centre'd Women is back
on track and slightly off-cen-
ter. The first meeting will be
held on April 29 at 6:30 p.m.
at Buy Gones. Look for them
on Twitter and Facebook, or
send an email to centred.
women@gmail.com or call
Korrin at 415-0674.
Class of1968
Fernandina Beach High
School Class of 1968 will
hold its 45th Class Reunion
on May 10 and 11. For more
information call 261-2576.
Whale ofsale
The Nassau County 4-H
program will host a "Whale
of a Sale" from 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
May 17 and 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
May 18 at the multi-use facili-
ty next to the County
Building at 543350 US 1 in
Callahan. Interested vendors
should contact the Nassau
County Extension Service
for more information at (904)
879-1019. A spaghetti dinner
fundraiser will be held May
17 from 5-7 p.m. to.help sup-
port youth attending camp.
Visit the Extension office to
purchase tickets in advance.
Alateen conference
The 2013 South Florida
Alateen Conference, "The
Rhythm of Recovery," is
June 7-9 in Lake Placid. Cost
is $130 per person and
includes six meals, two
nights in dormitory lodging,
a luau, a bonfire and beach
and water activities.
The conference is based
,,9,; a.rusicattheme. There
-will-be a talent show or con-
cert. If you play an instru-
ment or have music you
enjoy, bring it along.
Contact Denise D. (chair)
or Mary B. (co-chair) at
com. Registration forms are
available on the Area 10 web-
site: www.southfloridaal-
anon.org. North Florida
attendees must complete the
NFL Alateen Travel Release
Form for their sponsor to
hold throughout the event.
FBHS reunion
The first annual
Fernandina Beach High
School Reunion is held June
8. The Class of 1974 invites
the multi-year reunion for a
family game of golfJune 6 at
7 p.m. at Putt Putt Amelia, 6
N. Fletcher Ave., 261-4443.
The Classes of 1970-76 are
invited to The Surf for the
annual meet and greet June
7,.3199 S. Fletcher Ave., 261-
5711. Meet for lunch at 11
a.m: June 8 upstairs at The
Crab Trap, 31 N. Second St.,
261-4749. At 2:30 p.m. enjoy
a cruise with Amelia River
Cruises ($22 plus tax pre-
paid: $27 plus tax day ot),
first come, first served, 1
North Front St., 261-9972,
com. At 7 p.m. join the Class
of 1974 at Slider's Seaside
, Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher Ave.,
Register at ReunionMana
ger.net, https://reunionman-
1974A&class_of=1972. Contact
Catherine Galphin to update
classmate information or
CGalphinl@ juno.com, 504-
0553 or www. facebook.com/


Family Suplport Services of
North Florida's next Break-
fast Learning Series meeting
will be held on Tuesday, April
23 at 9 a.m. at its Nassau
County office, 87001 Profes-
sioual Way in Yulee. The date
was incorrect in previous cal-
endar announcements.
7'he News-Leader strives for,
accuracy. We will promptly cor-
rect all factual errors. Please
notify the editor of errors at
mparnell@fl)newsleadercom or
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FRIDAY, APRIL 19.2013 NEWS News-Leader

SALES Continued from 1A
concerned that the goods
Discount Plants is selling are
not seasonal wares, as required
by the law. They are "goods
that he and Home Depot and
other stores sell year-rbund,"
Edwards said.
"He feels that they were
given special treatment because
it was brought up last year at
the county commission meet-
ing (May 14) and the commis-
sion failed to change the lan-
guage," added Edwards.
"He was concerned that it
was going to take a portion of
his seasonal business away,"
said King, who approved the
permit. "And I informed him
that they would have to follow
the rules on their time limits
and the types of products out
there, and I couldn't really do
more than that."
But for Zaffaroni, the issue
may get worse before it gets
better. The law, Selby says,
allows temporary sales vendors
to host two 30-day sales per
year ard Bingham plans to
double down. '"They've also told
me they're going to renew for
30 days, so they need to be out
by June 1," King said.
Zaffaroni could not be
reached for comment.
Contacted after the meet-
ing, Leeper said he hoped input
fi-om county staff, the chamber
of commerce and affected busi-
nesses would help the board
determine a solution to the
issue. "I do not want to prohib-
it seasonal sales such as
Christmas trees, fireworks, etc.,
nor do I wish to give anyone
an unfair advantage, but we
should have appropriate guide-
lines in place," he said via email.
Edwards, who says he
wants a full board present
before they vote on any
changes to the law, said there's
no point in having a law the
county doesn't enforce. "If we
have an ordinance that requires
90 days' notice, then we need to

Campaign contributions
Four of five Nassau County Commissioners have accept-
ed campaign funding from businesses and employees of
Jacksonville developer Tony Slelman. owner of the Villages
of Amelia Shopping Center Sleiman leases sales space at
the center to vendor James Bingham of Tennessee, who
owns Discount Plants of Florida. Inc under a county law per-
mitting seasonal outdoor sales.
According to campaign finance reports from the Nassau
County Supervisor of Election's website and Sunbiz, the
state's business registry. Sleiman and his employees have
made contributions to commissioners currently debating
changes to the seasonal sales law
One such employee, Michael Heizberg, is identified as a
representative of Sleiman and Bingham. according to county
documents attached to Bingham's sales permit obtained by
the News-Leader through a public records request.
Commissioner Pat Edwards, one of those commissioners
(who noted he also received funding from Fernandina Mulch
and Stone owner Mike Zafiaroni), says the financial support
does not affect his stance 'That doesn't in any way keep me
from doing my job," Edwards said
During his 2012 campaign, Edwards received $500 each
Irom Herzberg of Jacksonville and his wife Caryn He got
$100 from Zaffaroni
Commissioner Steve Kelley received $500 during his
2010 campaign from a series ol subsidiaries that list a
Sleiman business address at 1 Sleiman Parkway. Suites 240
'or 270. in Jacksonville, and whose principals are Sleiman
employees, such as Robert White TLC Equities, Killearn
Equities, Cedar Equities, Normandy Equities and Brothers
Five of Jacksonville, which each donated $100 to Kelley's
During his 2012 campaign, Commissioner Walter "Jr"
Boatright received thousands from Sleiman's businesses and
employees, including $500 each from Herzberg and his wife,
$500 from Brothers Five of Jacksonville and $250 from
Sleiman attorney Robert Heekin of Jacksonville and $500
from his wife Mary, who are listed at the same Sleiman
SParkway address
While he ran urnopposed in 2012, Commission Chair
Danny Leeper accepted $300 from Herzberg, $231 of which
was reimbursed to Herzberg

enforce the rule. If we're not
going to adhere to it, then take
it out," he said.
Zaffaroni previously raised
the issue last year, but the coun-
ty commission did not take
action on it and never clarified
whether it planned to enforce
Sthe rule, added Edwards. One
of the suggested changes King

had at the time was to cut the
90 days' notice to 30 days, a
revision the board, did not
"If the county commission
wants to revise the ordinance to
make it more clear, they could,
but I leave that totally up to the
commission," said King.

CLW r said: "Ifwe need a part-time;r we bring forward, do it at that time.
ER Continued from 1A can manage that. If you're not If that's what people want to do,
ers that if they were not happy happy with the list (of candi- then we'll do it."
with the clerk candidates who dates), re-advertise." Commissioners decided in
responded to the job ad, that "Under the circumstances the end to postpone the discus-
they re-advertise and start over. I'm going to suggest we wait sion again until their next meet-
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close on non-homesteaded
property, Hallman's memo
Code Enforcement Iirector
Bob McKinney, who acknowl-
edged thal Beck had expres-
sed "dissatisfaction" with the
process, says collecting liens
is not the board's responsibili-
It's the county commis-
sion's duty, on behalf of the
county, to collect liens owed to
it, McKinney said. But the
county cannot foreclose on
homesteaded properties, he
says, and if a property is fore-
closed by a bank, the bank's
lien takes priority over the
"The county does have
remedies," said McKinney.
"Every few years, they go
through this and write collec-
tion letters. The attorney tells
me they're lucky to get the
postage back."
Beck says it's up to the
county attorney's office to han-
dle collection efforts, but "why
they're in charge of collecting
funds they can't or refuse to is
beyond me."
If property owners refuse
to pay and the fees "aren't
being collected, then there's
absolutely no purpose to hav-
ing a code enforcement board,"
he added.
Still, not, everyone on the
board shares Beck's view.
Board member Len Kreger
says the issue,.raised by Beck
at the April 9 meeting, comes
across less like a code enforce-

Biggest bills
The biggest bills, according to county documents titled
"Nassau County Code Enforcement Liens" from code
assistant Janet Wylie
$350,152 86018 Clyde Street, Yulee, Winder LLC
$297,171 37137 Reed Road, Hilliard. Paul M. Leduc
$199.020 Thomas Street, Callahan, Retha Mae Young
$193.405 East Dixie Avenue. Lot 13. Callahan,
Cams Demolition & Disposal. Inc
$168.581 8326 Brooks Road, Bryceville,
Jasper Griffin. Jr

ment issue and more like a
"personal vendetta" by the
"It was not on theagenda
and it wouldn't have been dis-
cussed if it wasn't fof him,"
Kreger said. "He needs to go to
the county commission meet-
ing and bring it up, but as a cit-
izen. He's not addressing it for
the board."
Kreger and Beck both con-
ceded that the board has
waived fines for specific
circumstances owner hard-
ship, liens outweighing prop-
erty values, among others -
but that it usually gets some-
thing, even just an administra-
tive fee, oul of the property
But most, Beck says, can
afford to pay their fines and
just choose not to.
"It's not just one or two iso-
lated cases," he said. "These
are people who have not done
what they were supposed to
do, they were duly notified by
the county and they just ignore
it now. I assume they get letters
on occasion, but they just don't

But not according to
Kreger, who said Monday that
the board has waived a handful
of liens over the past five
months after the property
had complied with the code.
"When we excuse a fine, the
violation's been corrected," he
Even so, Kreger says it's
not the board's place to fixate
on collection as a revenue
stream. The goal is getting
property owners to comply
with the code. "I'm not opposed
to the county collecting the
money, but that's not our busi-
ness," he said.
"One of the points he'll
make is, 'If we don't collect
these fines, then everybody
will come in and asked to be
excused.' That's ludicrous;"
said Kreger.
"If he wants to say there's a
million dollars out there and
it's going uncollected, I don't
think anyone's going to argue
with that, but.:. I don't know
(hat we need local govern-
ments foreclosing on proper-

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becoming involved as govern- had decided to leave, but that what their role is. ... I'm sure
ment officials." there was now a "fire built they were not sure of their
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Price versus value

An industry magazine had a per-
: spective in an article about attracting
':buyers that hit home. It stated that
"shoppers buy price, buyers buy
value." Such a simple concept is worlh
exploring when it is time to go car'
'shopping. Anything that can make car
buying easier and more enjoyable is
good material to share.
A statistic that will surprise many
is when surveyed after a vehicle pur-
chase, only one in six buyers said
price is the determining factor. There
was "value" in the vehicle decision -
,most notable is the value of selecting
a car that fits today's longer owner-
ship cycles. A great price is only a
great deal if the vehicle gives its own-
ers long-term satisfaction. It isnot like
a clothing item purchased for 70 per-
cent off that sits in the closet unworn.
A $35 shirt and a $35,000 car have far
different life cycles.
This comparison of price and value
=-is only intended to stimulate the
'.thought of selecting long-term value.
rin ydur new or used vehicle purchase.
:'Is getting a competitive market price a
-smart objective? Absolutely, it is.
Approached the right way, it is the
easier part of the equation. Knowing

what to select
when there are
hundreds of
opl)lions is the
harder part.
Today's buyers,
especially the mile-
nials, start with a
clean sheet of
paper when buy-
EFFIER'S ing a vehicle.
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brand loyalty than
ever before and a
Rick Keffer world of choices
So what constitutes value?
Warranties, reliability, safety, styling,
interior appointments, storage, visibili-
ty, interior space, dealership location,
dealership reputation, financing
options, manufacturer incentives,
resale value, mileage and whatever
else is important to you. If it is signifi-
cant in your decision, it is a value
item. Getting a consensus on what is
of value in a vehicle will make the
price element much easier to manage.
Those of you who have purchased
homes can think back to the decision,
It is the ultimate value-driven sale,

with the lowest price seldom the driv-
er of the decision. Buyers want the
best property, neighborhood, schools,
shopping, restaurants, work proximity
and other important factors. Why not
car shop like you house hunt?
One of my potential topics this
week was used car sales nationally,
but data other than that on certified
sales was unavailable. I can share that
manufacturer-certified sales rose 9
percent in the first quarter (497,665
versus 454,630). We are seeing better
activity in used sales in our county.
New cars have regained most of their
losses and are nearly back to 2007 and
prior levels in Nassau County. Used
vehicles have been slower to rebound,
which may be a demographic indica-
tor of the economy. Used sales
improvements, like the uptick in new
truck sales, is another potential sign
of improvement in our local economy.
If the tourist industry locally is an
indicator, we are headed in the right
direction finally. Have a good week.
Rick Keffer owns and operates Rick
Keffer Dodge Chrysler eep in Yulee. He
invites questions or positive stories
about nutr. ,'ai,4t use and ownership.

Homestead assessments

are capped at 1.7%
If property values increase, ket conditions are improving, it's
homesteaded assessments will be still too soon to tell where assess-
capped at 1.7 percent thanks to the ments will be. "We have a lot of
1992 Save Our Homes Amend- work to do to correct property val-
ment. ues and bring equity back through-
Save Our Homes, which took out the county. The good news is,
effect in 1994, states that assessed if there is an increase in your mar-
values on homestead properties ket value, your homestead
could increase no more than 3 per- assessed' value will be protected
cent per year or the percentage of by the 1.7 percent cap, he said.
change in the Consumer Price In 2008, an assessment cap sim-
Index (CPI), whichever is lower. ilar to Save Our Homes went into
New homestead properties are effect for non-homesteaded prop-
assessed at market value and the erties. The annual assessment
taxable value is reduced by the increase limitation for these types
exemption amount for 2013. The of properties is 10 percent and
cap on their assessment increase does not apply to agriculture prop-
will take effect the following year. erties. Eligibility for this limita-
The Department of Revenue tion requires that a property owner
informed the Property Appraiser's must own the property for one full
Office that the 12-month CPI per- tax year before the cap will take
cent change to be used increased effect. For example, if there was a
1.7 percent from the preceding change in ownership or control for
year. Therefore, 1.7 percent will 2012, the new property owner will
be the limitation for the assessed not benefit from the 10 percent
value increase on existing home-, assessment limitation for 2013 tax
stead values for the 2013 tax roll. year, but will the following year if
Property Appraiser Mike the assessment increase is greater
Hickox comments that while imar- than 10 percent.

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Tuesday with dinner at 7 p.m.
A cash bar will be available.
Speaker will be Tony,
Daniels, who will speak on
the American Civil War. This
year is the middle of the
150th anniversary cycle of the
Civil War and the 150th
anniversary of the Battle of
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FRIDAY, APRIL 19.2013 News-Leader

Mr. Mailman: Take

Musings, opinions, observa-
tions, questions, and random
thoughts on island life,
Fernandina Beach and more:
Maybe the third time's a
charm as that on-again, off-
again eatery and watering
hole, Marker 13, is reemerg-
ing as The Galley, being
opened by former Nassau
County Manager Walt
Gossett, to be run jointly with
his daughter, Allison, who
studied culinary arts at
Florida State and is now work-
ing on a Hotel & Restaurant
degree at Florida State
University in Jacksonville.
Walt, who left the county in
2003 after serving for more
:tharq 11 years, has completely
remodeled the waterfront
island side of the Shave
"Bridge Amelia Yacht Basin
site by expanding the kitchen,
,putting in a new bar, floors
'and adding new tables and
:chairs and a smoker, enabling
*.him to feature smoked mullet
- on the menu. Walt comes



from a long
line of leg-
endary mul-
let smokers
and traces
his lineage
back to the
old Mullet
Inn on the
that spans
Tampa Bay
and sepa-

from Tampa. The Touchtons,
on Walt's maternal side of the
family, started the inn in the
1940s and it closed in the'
early '60s, and Walt says he
learned to enjoy eating
smoked mullet there but actu-
ally learned how to prepare it
while a student at FSU when,
during weekends in St.
Marks, he watched and talked
to the cooks at Posey's Oyster
Bar, which was built in 1929 '

and destroyed by Hurri
Dennis is 2005. So let th
let wars begin as we wa
"baited" breath to see h
Omni Executive Chef D
Wardynski's mullet app
at.the Verandah Restaur
and a result of Daven's j
ney to St. Petersburg's
smoked mullet shrine TI
Peters' compares with '
"mullet in his veins" pro
Walt, who is scrambling
open by Shrimp Festiva
3-5, will also be offering
smoked ribs, chicken at
pulled pork during the
and adding prime rib an
brisket to the smoker o
weekends. Authentic Ci
sandwiches from a very
family recipe handed to
by a friend with restaurant
relatives in Tampa's Ybo
will also be featured am
other items, which can
washed down with a var
beer and wine selection
Gossetts have corrected
issues that caused the l1

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my siste

cane two owners at this cozy sun-
le mul- set site to toss in their towels
it with and from what I have seen
ow and heard this will be one of
)aven the island's "go-to" spots with
etizer locals and visitors alike
rant jostling to get seats.
jour- .* *
Darn, once again I missed
'ed the Sopchoppy Worm
Walt's Gruntin' Festival, which was
)duct. held last week in that across
to the state town that's just a bit
1 May north of those two tourist hot
spots Tate's Hell State
Id Forest and the Ho-Hum RV
week Park off State Highway 377.
id Next year I'll remember and
n it'll be w6rth the drive just to
uban score a Worm Gruntin' T-
'old shirt.
him *
ant And speaking of festivals
or City you might want to wander up
ong to Allendale, S.C.; for the 29th
all be Annual Cooterfest, May 10-
'iety of 11, a party that celebrates the
s. The aquatic-dwelling, hard-shelled
d the turtles that the folks there
ast consider a delicacy. That's

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r, please!

You can always broaden
by eating at T-Ray's It

right folks; they eat 'em and
they also race 'em. This event
also includes street dancing,
carnival rides, a variety of
vendor booths and turtle
recipes. Yum!
* *
Kristin Voss, the Vanna
White of trivia that partners
with Pajama Dave Voorhees
during Trivia on Monday's at
Sandy Bottoms' 7-9 p.m. ses-
sions, may have a darker side
lurking behind that pretty,
cuddly, petite blonde facade,
as I've learned that, as a kid,
she tied her younger sister,
Susan, to the family's mailbox
with a note to the mailman,
saying "take her please," a
very clever maneuver, but
one that would have her sib-
ling sleeping with one eye
open from then on. Oh, and
Kristin's mom confirms this
childhood escapade.
* *
If there is indeed ever
going to be an unveiling of a
David Yulee statue in front of
the old train depot downtown,
I don't think my name will be
on the invitation list to that
event, particularly if Mr. Ron
Kurtz has anything to say
about it. In a letter to the edi-
tor in this newspaper ("Dave's
idiocy," April 12) Mr. Kurtz
gives me a harsh public
spanking about my comments
on Yulee, that I based on T.D.
Allman's book, Finding
Florida, and local resident
Edward Kosner's review of
that book in the Wall Street
Journal, saying: "He (me)
should stick to Yulee's dining
habits and not wander beyond
his realm of expertise, which
is most definitely not the dis-
cipline of history." Ron,
despite having never met me,
also suggests that I invest
time in "behavioral modifica-
tion training" as he says my
"manners and socials skills
are in desperate need of atten-
i tion,"lHe adds that my comh,,, '
ments represent "implied sup-
porting by the News-Leader."
Wow tough talk Ron. But
thanks for taking time to let
off some steam. First of all, I
am not an employee of this
newspaper; I am not compen-
sated for this column; I have
no influence at this newspa-
per; and my comments are
not necessarily those of the
management or the editors of
this paper. In fact, Ron -
much like you the folks that
run this newspaper don't even
like me all that much. And if
you'll reread the boilerplate
first paragraph of this column
you'll see that it is not dedicat-
ed only to food and drink.
And on the manners and
social skills issues, Ron, any-
time you want to join me at
the Dog Star, Green Turtle,
Palace, Hammerhead, Crab
Trap, etc., let me know, and
the beers to wash down your
blood pressure medication
are on me.
* *
Would you like $1,700
worth of meals from island
and other Nassau County
eateries east of I95 for just
$39.95? This may sound like a
too-good-to-be-true David
Yulee or Urgent Divorce
Auction deal but it's on the up
and up and this will be the
third year I've taken advan-
tage of the "Passbook"

n your horizons
inch counter.


Nassau County Animal Expo

The Nassau County Animal
Expo would like to thank so
many people for making this
year's event the most success-
ful to date. Any organization
will tell you that volunteers are
the backbone of the group, and
our volunteers went above and
From the silent auction, to
the bake sale, children's activ-
ities and the wonderful people
who came out at 8 a.m to set up
heavy tables, they are the rea-
son this event has grown each
Many rescue groups were
able to showcase their adopt-
able pets. Children enjoyed face
painting, coloring contest and a
visit from Halo the mascot for
Cats Angels. The kids also
learned from our special guest
The Little Kitty That Could
(Pretzel) that obstacles can be
Visitors were treated to
information about many native
species of Florida like mana-

tees, sea turtles and bobcats.
The annual bake sale and
silent auction raised much-
needed funds for the spaying
and neutering of companion
animals and feral felines in
Nassau County and surround-
ing areas.
Huge thanks go out to
Trailer Park Collectiblesfor
their sponsorship of the silent
auction and the many local mer-
chants who donated products,
gift certificates, amusement
park tickets, resort stays, golf
packages and local artists who
donated some spectacular paint-
Over 500 pounds of pet food
was collected to help feed
homeless cats and dogs.
The outpouring of love and
support is very humbling. This
is an annual event and we will
be back next year with an even
bigger and better Expo.
Nancy Douglas
Nassau County
Animal Expo

The Shrimp Festival Committee is seeking.....

The names and contact information (address, phone, email) of

past and present Shrimpers, the names of Shrimp Boats that

participated in the early races and the vessel owners/family,

Grand Marshals, Festival Chairman, Festival Committee

Members, and Miss Shrimp Festival Queens.

Please contact the following Committee Directors if you can

assist us in this effort: (email is preferred)

Shrimpers/Boat Owners/Grand Marshals

Nick Deonas


Festival Chairmen/Committee Members
Molly Main

Miss Shrimp Festival Queens
Barbara Book


The founding of the Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival will be

commemorated during the festival on Sunday, May 51, 2013 at 1 pm

at the Riverfront Stage. We would like to honor and acknowledge

those who have been instrumental in the founding and continuation

of this event for 50 years.

Family members and festival guests are also invited to celebrate

with us and have a piece of cake, provided by Publix Supermarkets.

The Blessing of the Feet and Best Decorated Shrimp Boat Contest will

be held at 2 pm, following the celebration.


k,- I F E., r.'


offered by the Big Brothers &
Big Sisters organization. The
first two times I used the
coupon book, which I keep in
the glove box of my car, it
paid for itself and I haven't
even used all the coupons,
which expire after 12 months,
but it doesn't matter because
after the first two, the rest are
all extra innings, or free base-
ball. In addition to the restau-
rants there are also other
merchant's coupons in the
book including dry cleaners,
tow trucks, etc., worth about
$300. For the past 15 years
retired schoolteacher Janie
Wilkins has produced the
Passbook with the proceeds
going to the Big Brotheris &
Big Sisters group, a very
worthwhile organization. To
get your book contact Ms.
Wilkins at 321-1244, or
email her at janiew3@aol.
com. Oh, and I understand
from faithful reader Colson
Hillier that Ms. Wilkins has
written a book called Janie's
Unbelievable Journey which
will be part of the Book
Festival, April 26-27.
* *
Sitting at the lunch count-
er at T-Rays, over a plate of
potato salad, a tasty and spicy
concoction of cabbage and
carrot kimchi, a tuna salad
sandwich on whole wheat and
ice tea, I struck up a conver-
sation with Omni Hotel &
Resort Concierge Tom
Treanor, a very nice and hum-
ble guy, who much to the
delight of avid Bulldog fan
Big Ray Mullis suffered two
consecutive losses to
Georgia by identical scores of
26-21 in 1980 and '81 while
playing college football at the
University of Florida, when
Charlie Pell was coaching,
those Gator teams. Tight end
Tom, who was also Gator
team captain, and despite not
being drafted went on to play
,n the.practice squeds? ,a,
Tampa Bay under tW6lbg'-
endary coaches John
McKay of the Buccaneers and
Tom Landry of the Cowboys.
You can always broaden your
horizons by eating at T-Ray's
lunch counter.
* *
If you want to see and hear
three musicians with long
pedigrees and you don't have
two nickels to rub together,
then you'll want to make sure
you make it to the special free
Courtyard Nights concert
Friday, April 26, fiom 7-9 p.m.
at the Betty P Cook FSCJ
campus in Yulee where
singer/songwriter Susan
Gallion will perform, accom-
panied by Dan Vollon guitar
and Ronnie Stoots on key-
board. Ms. Gallion has trav-
eled the world as a backup
singer for Tammy Wynette,
and had songs recorded by
Crystal Gale, while Voll, a 30-
year veteran qf the music
world, has performed on
stage with many well-known
recording artists as has
Stoots, who started touring
the country as a professional
musician when he was just 16.
If they take requests, ask for.
Jimmy Buffett's "Everybody's
Got a Cousin in Miami,"
which is becoming Voll's

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* Drink a cup

of coffee as

you read this

It's early Friday morning, and I'm sitting
here at my computer. My second cup of cof-
fee steams away on a little beverage hotplate
on my desk.
Normally, I would drink only one cup, but
today I'm looking for inspiration. I'm writing
about coffee. Inspiration comes slowly
A few weeks ago, I
wrote a "fact or fiction"
piece about various sub-
jects. One of the state-
ments was: "Coffee has
absolutely no nutritional
value." My answer was
true. It was taken from an
esteemed publication,
Uncle John's Bathroom
FROM .,Readq,.hivh resid)sin ,en n
TIRE "-!our iatall-readingiroohrit,.t' -
HOME home.
Well, a couple of people
OFFICE disagreed. Perhaps more
...- disagreed, but only two
hilHudgi ns contacted me. One of them
PhilHudgs owns a coffee shop, and he
noted a recent study that shows at least
seven health benefits from drinking coffee.
"You should drink about seven cups a day,"
he advised.
The other person is Christine Rosen-
bloom, a nutritionist who retired from
Georgia State University, where she taught
for 30 years, and now lives in.Hartwell, Ga.
This nutritionist has a whole alphabet of cre-
dentials after her name: Ph.D, RD, CSSD.
That means she knows a lot of stuff about
"Technically," she said by phone, "you're
correct if you think nutrition means calories
or carbohydrates or protein or fat." Coffee
doesn't have any of those things. But it does
contain a lot of chemicals; or what nutrition-
ists call phytonutrients, or plant-nutrients.
It contains antioxidants, which protect
cells from damage. It has two minerals, mag-
nesium and chromium, and research has
shown that coffee drinkers are less likely to
have type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease
and even some forms of dementia.
"So it's not a cause and effect," Rosenb-
loom said. "It's more of an association. But
there's some pretty strong evidence about
the association."
It may be that coffee drinkers have other
healthy habits, she said. Maybe they just eat
better and exercise. But neither of us really
believes that. Let's just hope coffee drinkers
don't smoke, she said. We know smoking is
So here's the deal: Whether you're drink-
ing coffee or something else, she said, drink
in moderation. The same goes for eating.
"For me," she said, "the best diet is one peo-
ple will follow.".
Incidentally, my now-favorite nutritionist
believes that food should be enjoyed. "I'm
not one of those people who say, 'Never eat
white glour, never eat sugar,' because that's
not realistic."
Moderation in coffee for most people
means 300 milligrams of caffeine a day. That
could be one big, strong cup of coffee or
three smaller cups. (You may drink more, of
course, if it's decaffeinated.) Remember,
though, chocolate and other foods contain
caffeine, too.
Caffeine, my favorite nutritionist said, can
boost your energy. So before she heads out
on a bicycle ride, she drinks a little espresso.
And she performs better.
So, was Uncle John's Bathroom Reader
wrong? Maybe yes, maybe no. But I'd rather
take the word of a sure-enough nutritionist
than that of someone who writes for occa-
sional inhabitants of the john.
Phil Hudgins is the senior editor for
Community Newspapers Inc., the media com-
pany that owns the News-Leader

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In the aftermath of the destruc-
tion of the "Gateway Oaks," good
It has been almost three months
since the Jan. 21 debacle when the
owner of Flash Foods destroyed the
wonderful live oaks at the Harris
Teeter shopping center to build a
new, expanded facility. However, as
is often the case, some good is com-
ing from the episode and we want-
ed to update you and ask for your
support for our efforts.
Fast forward to today. A great
deal has happened since that fateful,
January day when the old growth
trees were razed. A citizens group,
Amelia Tree Conservancy, has
emerged and is in.the process of
becoming a 501(c)3 not-for-profit
organization to educate and advo-
cate for our magical Amelia Island
tree canopy and to plant new trees
to help maintain the maritime forest
canopy that protects us all from the
The entire maritime forest is on
an ancient sand dune which live
'oaks help to preserve. Live oaks
grow relatively slowly because they
have adapted well to dune environ-
ments with low soil nutrient con-
tent, salt spray and temperature.
The maritime habitat has slowly
developed over a period of hundreds
or thousands of years (source: the
North Carolina Sea Grant Research
Project). The trees and plants in a
dune system stay healthy partly
because of mycorrhizal fungi that
live within the roots and help the
trees absorb the nutrients they need.
While protecting live oaks is impor-
tant just because of the majesty of
the trees, the bigger issue is that
live oaks are important for the pro-
tection of our fragile dune environ-
ment. (This information has been
reviewed for technical accuracy by
a certified arborist.)
Amelia Island's maritime forest
has been impacted in recent years
by the growth the island has expe-
rienced. The lack of knowledge
about the importance of the tree
canopy and ways to help preserve
the trees is fostering an effort to
save as many trees as possible on
the part of an emerging group of
Amelia Island citizens.
The Amelia Tree Conservancy
has also been working diligently
with the Nassau County Growth
Management Department to devel-
op and pass a revised tree ordinance.
The ordinance passed unanimously
by the Nassau County Planning and
rii .Zoning Board oniApril 2. Next, the
S'-:Nassau Board of"County Commis-
sioners will vote on the ordinance on
Monday, April 22 at the 6 p.m. meet-
ing at the County Commission
chambers. We need a large turnout
of supporters of the revised ordi-
nance to attend the meeting, wear-
ing green to show your support.
This ordinance applies only to the
unincorporated portion of Amelia
Island which is under county juris-
So we ask you to support our
efforts in two ways:
Plan to attend the April 22
Nassau County Commission meet-
ing in the commission chambers at
6 p.m. Wear green to show your sup-
port for the Tree Ordinance.
Support our newly created
Amelia Tree Conservancy by get-
ting involved. For more information,
email ameliatreeconservancy@
gmail.com. -
Again many thanks for your
interest in preserving our Amelia
Island heritage. We really appreci-
ate your support.
Melinda Luedtke
Amelia Island
* *
Amelia Island is a beautiful and
remarkable place that we are all
very fortunate to call home. Most of
us have not lived here our entire
lives. We have moved here from
somewhere else. Most likely, we
decided to live here, in part,
because our lives have been
enriched by the natural beauty and
splendor of Amelia Island.
Amelia Island offers us many
gifts a premier location on the
Atlantic Ocean, fabulous weather
and abundant natural resources. I
could name many more. We are
very fortunate indeed!
With this good fortune, and
these many amazing gifts that
Amelia Island offers us to enjoy,
comes responsibility for all of us -
responsibility to be her stewards.
We all have a responsibility to pro-
tect our environment and to insure
that the beauty of Amelia Island
remains the same as we found it
the day we arrived. One sure way to
accomplish this is to protect the
Island's natural resources.
Today, I want to speak about the
live oak trees.

Live oak trees are magnificent
and truly a wonder on Amelia
Island. They are magnificent
because of their height, breadth,
longevity, historical significance and
fundamental importance to the nat-
ural balance of nature. They are
captivating in their beauty and
majesty and often spoken of with
awe and respect. So much so that
there exists the prestigious Live
Oak Historical Society. You and I
cannot be members. Only live oak
trees can be members! They are
very special and stand apart!
Live oak trees grow to heights of



15 feet or more and have trunks
that measure as much as 30 to 40
feet wide. Their limbs span as much
as 150 feet. Think about that it's
While the life span of the live
oak tree is commonly 100 years, it
also is common for the live oak tree
to live as long as 300 to 400 years!
There are live oak trees in the
southern United States that
have been documented as old as
1;000 years and 1,500 years!
Imagine that!
The live oak tree provides food
and shelter for the indigenous
wildlife on Amelia Island and, by
its very nature, helps keep fire from
encroaching within its' communi-
ty. In addition, the live oak tree is the
Gentle Giant that provides shelter
and shade for those who are within
the span of its beautiful sweeping
limbs and Spanish moss.
The live oak tree has a presence
and aura that has been closely
linked to the history and emotion-
al lives of the people and commu-
nities in which it resides. National
Public Radio, NPR, broadcast a
series of documentaries across the
southern United States that focused
on the residents of the communities
where great live oaks reside.
Inevitably, these folks inextricably
linked "their live oak tree" to the
history, lineage and lives of their
own families and friends and shared
stories, memories and emotional
connections that were touching and
It is no wonder that the live oak
tree is considered a great icon of the
"Old South" and the official state
tree of Georgia. The symbol of the
live oak tree is seen everywhere
and instantly recognizable. Poets
and authors have immortalized the
live oak tree. "The Marshes of
Glynn," a poem by Sydney Lanier
written in 1878, lavishly described
the live oak trees of Brunswick, Ga.
Margaret Mitchell, in the iconic
book entitled Gone with the Wind,
written in 1936, fashioned the his-
tory of the era with live oak trees
present everywhere.
Our live oak trees on Amelia
Island are becoming an endangered
species. We all know that a signifi-
cant number of live oak trees were
recently destroyed at the corner of
A1A and Fletcher to clear the way
for an expanded commercial estab-
I can honestly say that our elect-
ed officials and government work-
ers charged with protecting our
environment should all be ashamed
that they let this happen. I will not
place all the blame for this shame-
ful action on them however, for we,
the citizens of Amelia Island, should
also be ashamed that we allowed
this socially and environmentally
irresponsible and reprehensible
action to have taken place by this
We cannot replace our live oak
trees for another century, which
will be long after most of us are
gone, but we can refuse to patron-
ize the business responsible for this
disgraceful action.
As responsible and concerned
stewards of our beautiful Amelia
Island, we must work diligently to
protect these magnificent trees and
other magnificent natural resources
in this beautiful place that we call
Dorothy Cheeley
Amelia Island

Catholic Church
Thankyou for your April 10 front-
page story regarding the planned
expansion of the historic St. Michael
Catholic Church. in Fernandina
Your reporting is accurate with
regard to the planned sanctuary
expansion, but not so with regard to
the planned establishment of a
Mission Church of St. Michael in
nearby Yulee.
While it is true that the Catholic
Diocese of St. Augustine still holds
title to land in Nassauville on the

east side of CR 107, there are no
longer plans to build on that prop-
erty, and the Diocese has that land
parcel available for purchase.
Instead, the Diocese purchased
land in Yulee on the north side of
A1A just west of Gene Lassere
Boulevard. These some 14 acres is
where the current plans have the
Mission Church for St Michael now
being planned. This project,
along with the construction of a
replacement parish hall and expand-
ed sanctuary in Fernandina Beach
are all linked to meet the growing
worship needs of a parish with
now more than 1,700 registered fam-
Since last October; I have been a
member of the planning committee
for the Yulee Mission Church. We
have constructed an access road to
the Yulee property from Gene
Lassere (we could not obtain a per-
mit for direct access from A1A), and
are in the planning stages for
fundraising for a new facility in
I and my fellow committee mem-
bers would appreciate a follow-up
that corrects the error in your orig-
inal report, and gives some publici-
ty to our efforts in Yulee.
SBob Eggleston
Yulee Missibi Church
planning committee
St. Michael Catholic Church

Shrimp Festival
I am writing this letter in sup-
port of a great lifelong friend that is
a longtime resident of Fernandina
and is one of the many who is upset
over the changes in the 50th Annual
Shrimp Festival. We talked and I am
passing along a really good idea she
shared with me.
The plan is that all who are upset
like me and my good friend
and don't agree with the changes,
plan to meet up and have our own
Thursday parade. We plan to be sit-
ting downtown on Thursday at
5:30-5:45 p.nf. waiting on the parade
just like we have done for as long as
I can remember. Please join us
We could even get in our cars
and have our own parade through
the streets, we can drive up and
down Centre Street blowing our
horn and have our parade just like
we do every year. We hope to see a
lot of you there.
Thanks for all of the letters in
protest to the changes! Keep them,
coming! Seems like someone made
a huge mistake deciding on chang-
ing things. See you all downtown
on Thursday, May 2 at 5:30-5:45 at
the usual center stage in front of
the Nassau County Courthouse near
the fountain.
Here's to having our own parade!
Pass this along to everyone you
know and bring all of your friends
and family with you.
Grace Cook
Riceboro, Ga.
* *
Greetings. We receive the News-
Leader via snail mail so we read
them weeks later than everyone
else. But we still love it. Where
. else can you find a newspaper
where folks write in to thank the.
person who helped them at the
We've been vacationing on the
island for about 15 years and the
Shrimp Festival is one of the rea-
sons why. We will be moving into
our home in the Beachwalk subdi-
vision in the not-too-distant future
and cannot wait.
I hesitate to respond to the
Shrimp Fest T-shirt letter of March
29 because the last time I wrote in
(years ago) I was roundly criticized
by someone who had grown up on
the island; apparently I didn't have
the proper credentials.
But I was curious about the Guy
Harvey design, so I logged on to
the Shrimp Festival website and
took a look.
It's awesome! I want one. Shrimp
are on it, as are all the flags. Harvey
just has a thing for other kinds of

fish, I suppose; according to his web-
site, he is a diver, angler, conserva-
tionist and also an artist.
I bought one of his different
designs a few years ago on South
Padre island, Texas.
As for not using an island artist,
OK, that is somewhat regrettable.
We try hard to support island busi-
nesses and local shops.
But Harvey artwork is also fab-
ulous. Maybe one exception every
50 years or so isn't so bad?
Can't wait to move to the neigh-
Thank you for keeping us
abreast of the news albeit a week
or so late hey, it's island time!
Jerie Messer Lukefahr
Chesterfield, Mo.

Dave's politics
I read with interest Ron Kurtz's
letter to the editor in response to
Dave Scotts column opposing a stat-
ue of David Yulee. I agree with Mr.
Kurtz that Mr. Scott is once again
long on opinion and short on facts.
I think people should take his mus-
ings, opinions, observations, ques-
tions and random thoughts with a
big gagging cup of salt.
What-started as a seemingly
ininocubusiC'6oliin about local bars
and restaurants and the menus they
offered has now become a platform
for his political rants that I find offen-
It started with frequent refer-
ences to "Lefties" that were doing
some anti-conservative something
or other, then there was the attack
'on CNN anchor Candy Crowley's
physical appearance and now a col-
umn that is a tribute to a hateful
anti-Obama demonstration on
Centre Street, a diatribe against
street musicians and a gun control
quote that implied gun safety advo-
cates were "sheep."
In what. he called a fun and inter-
esting theeting with a couple who
are traveling to spread the word of
impeaching President Obama, he
spoke of their courage in promoting
their agenda that is complete with
leaflets, booklets and posters por-
traying the president as Hitler. No
mention if there was the usual poster
of Obama as a witch doctor with a
bone in his nose. Or of a supporter
in packing heat as a sign of Second
Amendment rights.
As a lifelong leftiee" I support
anyone's right to free speech, both
in deed and word, even the idiot
with a letter in the same edition who
called President Obama an admitted
Muslim trying to impose his social-
ist agenda.
But Mr. Scott, who apparently
has an inordinate amount of time
and means to spend eating and
drinking in our local businesses,
may not be doing them the favor he
thinks he is. I personally have made
note of his favorite hangouts and
may want to avoid his presence as
well as his words. Just saying .
Patti Tobias
Fernandina Beach

I have asked our legislators to
please vote no on HB 999.
This terrible bill seeks to weak-
en or eliminate over 20 environ-
mental regulations affecting water
management, air quality, environ-
mental resource permitting, devel-
opment permitting and more. Many
powerful special interest lobbyists
are the ones interested in this. Not
the public.
But this-is shocking to think we
are going back on laws that have
for years protected our environment
and our water. We know how critical
water is to our life and future exis-
They are siphoning water from
the St. Johns'River now because
they are short of water in Central
Florida. This is very scary. Where
will we find new drinking water if all
these industries take it for their use
without any control?
Nancie Crabb
Fernandina Beach



Child advocate tells kids 'it's OK to tell'

A"Walk In My Shoes" rally and
walk was held Monday in
Fernandina Beach by
Lauren's Kids," a nonprofit
who's mission is to prevent sexual abuse
through awareness and education, and
to help survivors heal with guidance and
support. The group was founded by
Lauren Book, a native Floridian who is a
survivor of child sexual abuse.
Book is walking 1,500 miles through-
out Florida to build awareness of child
sexual abuse. In addition to her advoca-,
cy work, Book is committed to empow-
ering children to protect themselves
against abuse by teaching an in-school
curriculum that provides children with
the necessary tools to act as the first
line of defense against abuse. This year,
the "Safer, Smarter Kids" (http'://lau-
renskids.org/curriculum/) curriculum
was distributed to every public school
kindergarten class in Florida thanks to
an appropriation from the Florida
Book launched her Fernandina
Beach' walk Monday at the courthouse
in Fernandina Beach and shared her
story and mission with the middle
., school students of St. Michael
-: Academy.
Over her years of service to victims
of abuse, Book and her father have
passed numerous Florida laws to protect
victims and end the cycle of future
abuse included the nation's toughest
mandatory reporting laws, child safety
zones and ending the statute of limita-
tions for prosecution of sexual crimes
committed against children. Every year,
Book walks the state of Florida to raise
. awareness about sexual abuse and to
allow survivors an outlet to speak out

Child advocate Lauren
Book meets with mid-
dle school students
from St. Michael
Academy on Monday,
Left,,Book begins her
walk in Fernandina
Beach in front of the

about their experiences.
Book is also an accomplished, author,
chronicling her years of abuse in her
memoir, It's OK to Tell, which sheds

light on the truth about'abuse id the
healing journey that a victim goes
through to become a survivor. For addi-
tional in formation visit laurenskids.org.

i Ride the trails t...

ito aidRAIN ,

4-H group, "Juss Horsin Around" is
gearing up for their fifth annual ti:ail ride
for charity at 9 a.m. on April 27, support-
ing R.A.I.N. (Rescuing Animals in
Nassau, Inc.).
Cryton and Doris Boyd of Deep
Creek Plantation off CR 121 in
Bryceville are hosting the ride that will
feature scenic trails over long wooden
bridges, across creeks and along the St.
Marys River, as well as a large lake for
horses and riders to enjoy.
Those who send in their fee of $25
before. Apiil.25 will..re ceive.a.fre. lunch.
The 4-H group will be serving food from
Callahan BBQ to those who support the

4-H group, "Juss Horsin Around" is gearing up for their annual trail ride at
9 a.m. April 27, supporting, R.A.I.N. (Rescuing Animals in Nassau).

community pride project.
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t'rnn'rriton 1,,. rI I l il to: Jcnnifcr-Hall,
:i91066 lProspect landing Road, Hiliiard,

FL 32046 by April 25. Lunch will be
served from 12:30-3-p.m:..- --- .-
Call Jennifer at ~04). 557-S2!Y-fon
more information.

Air Force
Airman Kayla
N. King gradu-
ated from basic -
military train-
ing at Joint
Base San An- ,t.,, .* .
San Antonio,
Texas. King
The airman
completed an
intensive, eight-week program
that included training in mili-
tary discipline and studies, Air
Force core values, physical fit-
ness and basic warfare princi-
ples and skills.
Airmen earn four credits
toward an associate in applied
science degree through the
Community College of the Air
King is the daughter of
Melanie King of Hilliard. She
is a 2012 graduate of Hilliard
Middle Senior High School.

Air Force Airman Jeffirey
L Erdman graduated from
basic military training at Joint
Base San Antonio-Lackland,
San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an
intensive, eight-week program
that included training in mili-
tary discipline and studies, Air
Force core values, physical fit-
ness and basic warfare princi-
ples and skills.
Airmen earn four credits
toward an associate in applied
science degree through the

r ,. -. ,

Erdman Spencer

Community College of the Air
Erdman is the son of
Victoria Klein of Jacksonville,
and nephew of Christine
Erdman of Yulee. He is a 2012
graduate of Yulee High

Air Force Airman 1st
Class Nicholas D. Spencer
graduated from basic military
training at Joint Base San
Antonio-Lackland, San
Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an
intensive, eight-week program
that included training in mili-
tary discipline and studies, Air
Force core values, physical fit-
ness and basic warfare princi-
ples and skills.
Airmen earn four credits
toward an associate in applied
science degree through the
Community College of the Air
Spencer is the son of Lisa
Spencer of Bryceville and
David Spencer of Jackson-
ville. He is a 2012 graduate of
West Nassau High School.


Flagler College senior bia and Puerto Rico. To be eli-
Tara Whitaker of Fernandina gible for Alpha Chi, a student
Beach was recently inducted must have been in the top 10
into Alpha Chi, the national percent of the junior, senior
collegiate academic honor or graduate class.
society. Flagler College is an inde-
Nationally,Alpha Chi has pendent, four-year, compre-
more than 300 chapters in 45 hensive baccalaureate college
states, the District of Colum- located in St. Augustine.


Disabled American
Veterans Service Officer
Jennett Wilson Baker is on
duty at the Peck Center every
Tuesday fr6in'~~ 2 p irn ,TO
provide free, pi'otesss1l nal
assistance to veterans and

their families in obtaining
benefits and services earned
through military service. You
can make an appointment by
callihg(,904) '56-,3.i6t' or just
come'to the Peck 'Ci.te.'
Reception Room.

Help Us Build aBeeler Ubrary
Hundreds of people rely on our Library every
day. They research colleges, scholarships,
careers, businesses; do homework, learn
new skills, trace their ancestors, enrich their
lives. But this vital resource greatly needs
more space, updating and renovations. .

That's why we're working with Fernandina
Beach and Nassau County to make our
Library bigger and better. Your help is needed
too. The Friends of the Liblrary is raising
funds for construction, furnishings, equipment
and other needs. By helping improve our
Library, you will be keeping our community a
vibrant, desirable place to live, work and do
business. Please join us today.

Campaign to Improve
the Femandina Beach

To learn more or contribute,
call 904-321-6529, visit
riSQJ the Library, 25 N. 4'" St.
Fernandina Beach, FL br email
- The Friends of the Library thanks Steve Leimbcrg for photos of
, Library patrons and the News-Leader for producing this ad.

'The Litrar ,,; a great place to arsil on breaks II tlaps us
v'ilti o ur classes Pand career plans Will James. fernandina
Beach, and AlelandraZamparelll. Miami. FSU students

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Glenda Simmons-Jenkins
of O'Neil, .standing at right,
with Elder Carlie Towne,
from left, and Queen Quet,
Chieftess of the Guilah/
Geechee Nation.
Above, Jenkins stands with
the "Coastal Culcha
Collaborators" at the con-
clusion of the sustainabili-
ty think tank held near
Beaufort, S.C.

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sustainability, ecology

Glenda Simmons-Jenkins of
O'Neil reported on emerging
public policy issues in climate
change and fisheries manage-
ment during thie "Gullah/
Geechee Sustainability Think
Tank" on April 6 at the Hunting
.Island Nature Center near
Beaufort, S.C.
Her presentation included
an overview of the "14th Annual
Northeast Florida Environ-mcen-
tal Summit: Brokerilng Solu-
tions: Science and Economics in
Environmental Policy" spon-
sored earlier this year by the
Florida Coastal School of Liw
and Jacksonville University.
Simmons-Jenkins, a repre-
sentative for Florida serving the
Gullah/Geechee Nation Assem-
bly of Representatives, was
invited by Queen Quel to pres-
ent during the sustainability

One of 40 recipients of a
$10,000 TOgetherGreen 2012-
13 fellowship grant award from
Toyota and the National
Audubon Society, Queen Quet
has assembled scientists,
environmentalist, scholars,
elected officials and communi-
ty leaders in support of her
year-long citizen engagement
project and conservation
initiative entitled "Gullah/
Geechec SEA and ME" or
Saving Environmental Actions
(SEA) and Marine Education
The project calls attention
to endangered sea island habi-
tats, particularly the oyster bed,
and examines the role that
restoring these habitats plays
in continuing Gullah/Geechee
culture within the context of
the broader ecology of her
coastal Atlantic nation.



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FRIDAY' APRIL 19, 2013/News-Leader


The slate of nature pho-
tography classes for the 7th
annual'Wild Amelia Nature
Festival, set for May 17-19, is
now posted at www.wild
amelia.com. There are new
offerings, some new profes-
sional instructors and a
never-before offered behind-
the-scenes early morning
"Zoo Photography" work-
shop. Class size is limited. '
Early registration is encour-
aged. Classes are offered
each day of the three-day fes-
tival at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. The'
workshops will be held on
location. For questions con-
tact Steve Leimberg, coordi-
nator, at 491-0474 or
Walkin' Nassau will walk
the Egans Creek Greenway
on April 23. Meet at 5:30
p.m. to sign in at the Sadler
Road Residence Inn parking
lot, near the Gi:eenway
entrance. Walk for free or for
AVA credit ($3) to support
the club. Following the walk,
dinner will be at Sliders for
anyone interested. For infor-
mation and to RSVP for din-
per, contact Jane Bailey at
or 261-9884.
Home tour
Riverside Avondale
Preservation presents its
39th Annual Spring Home
Tour April 27 from 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. and April 28 from
noon to 5 p.m. Enjoy the
charm of this vintage neigh-
borhood, historic buildings,
tree-lined streets and parks,
as well as embrace the archi-
tectural and cultural diversi-
ty. Riverside Avondale was
named one of the Ten Great
Neighborhoods in America
by the American Planning
This year's tour includes
12 locations, each with an
artistic floral arrangement.
The Art House, in a meticu-
lously renovated 3-story
a.g# bect4r al beauty ofn Oik
Street/awi- be curated by
Crystal Floyd and feature
work by Jim Draper, Dolf
James, Paul Ladnier, Robert
Leedy, Madelaine Peck-Wag-
ner, and Shaun Thurston.
Tickets are $15 in
advance/$20 tour weekend
and available at www.2013
hometour.eventbrite.com or
on-site at: Cowford Traders
(3563 St Johns Ave.);
Design Additions (3569 St
SJohns Ave.); Phillips Garden
Store.(4234 Herschel St.);
Watson Realty (4194 San
Juan Ave.); Fans and Stoves
(1059 Park St.), Riverside
Arts MRiarket (715 Riverside
Ave:); Southern Crossing
(2718 Park St); Home Tour
Will Call (2705 Riverside
Ave.), and Bold Bean (869
StocktonSt). For informa-
tion contact Kate Coughlin at
(904) 389-2449 or Preserva
Union garrison
Fort Clinch State Park
will host a Union Garrison
event on May 4 from 9 a.m.-5
pm and May 5 from 9 a.m.

to noon so visitors can inter-
act with living historians to
experience life in the fort as
it was in 1864. The grounds
will be bustling with soldiers
in period costumes involved
in firing demonstrations,
marching drills, cooking and
daily activities. Ladies in
their dresses, sutlers display-
ing their wares and drum-
mer boys bring every part of
ithe civil war era to life.
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 www.FloridaState
'Experience local history
as it comes alive at Fort
Caroline National Memorial.
Join the annual commemora-
tion of tfie anniversary of the
French naval expedition that
came to Florida in 1562. This
event will include special liv-
ing'history and Junior
Ranger programs on May 4
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The
programs are part of
Jacksonville's French Week
celebration to be held April
25 through May 4.
Visitors will also be able
to view the park's new bake
oven exhibit and watch 450-
year-old cooking practices
up close. The new exhibit
expands the story of the
French settlement and adds
a delicious new twist on liv-
ing history. Guests will also
hear authentic 16th century
songs performed by local
singers in historic costumes
and can try their hand at
writing with quill pens or fir-
ing a replica crossbow.
The programs are free
and open to the public. Call
(904) 641-7155.
World War II event
Fort Clinch State Park
will host a Memorial Day
weekend program on May
25 from 9am. to 5p.m. and
May 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
to honor the men and
women who served in World
War II. Visitors can explore
ili r.Y dianplytew mef;, I
orabi ia and learn a out the
uniforms, weapons, vehicles
and lifestyle of those who
were part of the war during
the 1940s.
Admission to the park is
$6 per vehicle at the front
gate and $2 per person to
enter the fort Children
under 6 are free. For infor-
mation call 277-7274 or visit

Need a horticulture ques,
*-tion answered and can't wait
until the next Plant Clinic?
The Extension's website has
many questions and answers
from Rebecca Jordi's
"Garden Talk" column, at
tions.html. Master Garden-
ers are on office duty on
Friday, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Call 491-7340, or stop by the
Yulee Extension office for
help with your landscape
questions. This is a free
service to the public.


Master Gardeners Vicki Martin, Shirley Lohman and Anne Karshis had a chance to
see the ftlral displays at Epcot's Garden Show recently. Becky Jordi, County
Extension director/horticulture agent, took the group to Orlando to work in the "Ask
the )sxpits" booth, sponsored by the UniverSity of Florida/IFAS.

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Recycle day

The city of Fernandina
Beach and Advanced Disposal
will host a Hazardous Waste and
Recycle Event from 8 a.m.-2
p.m. Saturday at the mainte-
nance and utility yard, 1017 S.
Fifth St.
Dispose/recycle: glass bot-
ties, No. 1 and 2 plastic, propane
tanks, steel and aluminum cans,
paper/cardboard, tires (4 per
household), electronics/appli-
ances, automotive fluids/oil fil-
ters, scrap metal, paint/paint
thinners, corrosives and haz-
ardous chemicals, pesticides/
fertilizers, fluorescent bulbs,
batteries, household cleaners
and medications. Paper shred-
ding will be available. Call 277-
7389 or visit www.fbfl.us/
Residents may d-ispose of
household hazardous waste
only Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., in
the Home Depot parking lot,
Yulee. The Department of En-
vironmental Protection and
Keep Nassau Beautiful will col-
lect: aerosols, antifreeze, bat-
teries, fluorescent bulbs, corro-
sives, diesel, gasoline, cleaners,
electronics, insecticides/pesti-
cides, medications, pool chem-
icals, propane tanks, flares, used
oil/filters, fertilizers and
paint/paint thinners. Contact
Todd Duncan at KNB, 261-0165.

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The Yulee Lady Hornets are hosted the District 4-4A softball tournament this week. On Tuesday, the hosts ousted the Fernandina Beach High School Lady Pirates 13-0 in a
run-shortened game. Yulee faced top-seeded West Nassau Thursday night in the championship game. Both teams advance to next week's region playoffs. Karla Beasley, above
left, on the mound for Yulee. Chelsea Holland mans first base for FBHS's Lady Pirates, above center. Hannah Peeples was the Lady Pirates' hurler, above right. Below from left:
Sierra Mills started on the mound for Yulee; Zoie Williams at first base for Yulee; and Beasley is congratulated by Williams after Beasley's 11th home run of the season. Bottom
from left: Alexus Blue at third base for FBHS; teammate Mallory Kane at second; and Yulee's Hannah Pipkin rounds second.


Summertrack and field
America's Youth is offering track and field
training and a summer track program for ages
8-17 with the goal to qualify for the AAU Junior
Olympics. The season opens at the Young
Achievers Relay Games in Jacksonville May
11. Call (904) 624-5383 for information or pick
up a registration form at America's Youth, 907
South 11th St., Fernandina Beach.
America's Youth summer program starts
May 28 and runs through Aug. 7. Cost is $150.
Registration starts May 6 with a parent meeting
May 10, 17 and 23 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

YMSbasketball camp
Yulee Middle School will offer a summer
basketball camp for boys and girls.
Fundamentals skills and drills camp will be
June 3-7 advanced skills and drills is June 10-
14 and game skills and strategies June 17-21
from 9-10:30 a.m. for incoming sixth graders
and from 10:30 a.m. to noon for upcoming sev-
enth and eighth graders.
Cost is $25 a week, $50 for two weeks or
$75 for all three.-Instructor is YMS head bas-
ketball coach Jonathan Ball.

Sailing Club meets
The Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the
first Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic Club at Ten
Acres. Social hour starts at 6:30 p.m., meeting'
at 7:30 p.m. For information, contact
Commodore Kent McKee at (770) 287-5606 or
commdore@ameliaislandsailing.org or visit

Amelia Island Boules Club holds petanque
pickup games Saturdays at 9:30 a.m., Wed-
nesdays at 4:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 3:30
p.m. on the Fernandina Beach petanque
courts at the south end of the downtown mari-
na. Petanque (pay-tonk) is a cousin of both
horseshoes and bocce, the Italian bowling
game. The public is always welcome to join.
Call 491-1190 for information.

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

Organizedbike rides
There are organized bicycle rides Thurs-
days starting at 9 a.m. and Saturdays starting
at 8:30 a.m. All rides start from Main Beach.
Park near the miniature golf course.
Cyclists of all abilities are welcome. Riders
of A (18-21), B (14-17), C (up to 14 mph) and S
(social ride, speed of the slowest rider in the
group) all participate. The ride will be around
30 miles with rest stops along the way and
loops back to the starting point at around 10
miles before continuing on the remaining 20
miles of the route. Anyone who joins the group
will not be left behind. Lunch is optional.
There is also a regular ride Mondays for
experienced road cyclists starting at 9 a.m. at
various locations on Amelia Island and in
Nassau County. The starting points and dis-

tances for these rides will be announced.
Helmets and a bicycle in good working con-
dition are mandatory. Rides are led by Don
Eipert in conjunction with the North Florida
Bicycle Club. Call 261-5160 or visit www.ame
liaislandcycling.com, www.sports.
groups.yahoo.com/group/sriders or

Flyingclub forms
SAmelia Island Light Sport Flying Club mem-
berships are available for anyone with a mini-
mum of 200 hours PIC and who want to fly for
less than $50/hour. The AILS is a newly formed
flying club based at Fernandina Beach
Municipal Airport. AILS is currently in the evalu-
ation process to consider specific models of
aircraft for club lease and/or purchase.
Become a principal member now and be
involved in this important decision. Principal
memberships are limited to 20 qualified pilots.
Contact Mickey Baity at 277-8360 or Lew
Eason at 491-8638 for information.

Women shoots
To create woman-friendly opportunities to
practice and learn, The Well Armed Woman,
LLC is introducing Shooting Chapters all over
the country with a new chapter in Northeast
Florida starting soon.
The Well Armed Woman Northeast Florida
Shooting Chapter will give women of all experi-
ence levels the opportunity to be introduced to
issues important to women shooters, learn
safe gun handling skills and train together:
The Well Armed Woman has partnered with

Second Amendment Outfitters in Yulee to be.
the host range for 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 applicable range fees and
costs of ammunition or firearm rentals.
Email TWAW.NE.FL@gmail.com or visit
www.thewellarmedwoman.com for information.

Challenger Bowling
Nassau Challenger Bowling League for the
physically and mentally challenged meets the
second Saturday each month from 3-5 p.m. at
the Nassau Bowling Center in Yulee. Call
Melinda Willaford at 261-3136 for information.

Baseball and softball umpires can join the
fastest growing umpires association in
Northeast Florida, the River City Umpires
Association. River City Umpires is currently
recruiting men and womeri interested in offici-
ating baseball and softball.
If you live or work in Baker, Bradford, Clay,
Duval, Putnam, St. Johns or Nassau County,
contact Terry Padgett at (904) 879-6442 or visit

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

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FRIDAY, APRIL 19.2013 SPORTS News-Leader 11A


The third annual Faith Christian Academy 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament division
champions were crowned over the weekend. Frank Marone, chairman of Gatekeepers
.of Destiny, presented trophies. The under-12 champions, above left, include Ben Pat-
ten, Kyle Lee, Ryan Anderson and J.P. Schweizer. The U18 champs, right top, include
Ty Wilson, Wyatt Glouner, Ryan Ttiomasand Matthew Goll with coach Jonathan Willis.
The U35 champs, right bottom, are Fabian Petravic, Murphy Chauncey, Dustin Theo-
bald and Jebron Coleman with.'team sponsor Lane Mashburn. The over-35 winners,
below, include Scott Mikelson, Mark O'Day, Jay Robertson and Brad Richardson.

Recreational co-ed league
April 8
Luxury Lawnballers -19
O'Kane's Irish Pub 2
Logc Mountain 15
Control Freaks 11
Crawford Jewelers 18
Mirtex Services 0
Martex Services 18
Control Freaks 14
River Rats 4 14
McGlovin' 12

Varsity Baseball
April 23, 25 District 4-4A at Yulee
April 19 State 1A at Kissimmee TBA

Logic Mountain 19
O'Kane's Irish Pub .9
Luxury Lawnballers 9-0
River Rats 6-2
McGlovin' 6-3
Crawford Jewelers 4-4
Logic Mountain 4-5
Martex Services 4-6
O'Kane's Irish Pub 2-8
Control Freaks 1-8
Open co-ed league
April 10
Halftime Sports Bar 17
San Jose Collision/AIM 5
Yulee Chili's 17
Just N'Construction 6

Yulee Chili's 12
Halftime Sports Bar 10
San Jose Collision/AIM 11
Knuckleheads 6
Halftime Sports Bar 6-2
Yulee Chili's 6-3
Just N' Construction 4-3
San Jose/AIM South 4-5
Knuckleheads 0-7
Games played at Ybor
Alvarez fields on Bailey
Road. Visit www.league-
lineup.com/ fbflsofRball.

Track & Field
April27 State 2A at Bolles 8am
Varsity Baseball
April 23, 25 DISTRICT 4-4A

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The under-15 champs include Antonio Vendola, Ty
Herring, Mac Clements and Devin Bulna with coach
Chris Vendola.


The city of Fernandina
Beach Recreation Depart-
ment (www.fbfl.us) offers:
Summer adult softball
registration is May 1-20 at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center. Recreational co-ed
and men's leagues offered.
Recreational.co-ed (ASA
rules, aluminum bat rule for
men, games Mondays) fee is
$275 and due May 20.
Season begins June 3. Men's
(USSSA rules, games
Thursdays, fee is $275 and
due May 20. Season starts
June 6 Refundable $72 two-
game forfeit fee due May 31.
Umpire fee is $18 per game
per team paid in cash on

game nights. There is a $25
late fee charge. No fees ac-
cepted after May 21. Manda-
tory captains meeting for both
leagues at 6:30 p.m. May 23
at the Atlantic center. Contact
Jason Brown at 277-7256 or
jbrown@fbfl.org or visit www.
Summer adult basketball
registration through May 15 at
the Atlantic center. Team fee
is $350 and due May
15.Twelve-game season and
tournament. Games played
Monday and Thursday nights
(possibly Wednesdays) at
Peck Gym. Season begins
May 30. Contact Jay at 277-
7350 or jrobertson@fbfl.org.

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Normal precipitation. One aspect of spring, tIhe sky, is always consistent. It is right on cue with the vernal patterns beginning
to dominate in the east. An hour altci smndown. look northeast, mid-sky, and you'll notice the Big Dipper, cup up and handle
down, beginning its slow tilt into its late spring upside-down position. The Big Dipper is not an ollicial constellation, but it is certainly Aimeican
friendly. It was never recognized by the International Astronomical U'nion. when in 1928. the IAU partitioned the sky into the 88 modern star
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FRIDAY, APRII. 19, 2013 NEWS News-Leader

Golf tourney, concert to benefit charities

Tickets go on sale today for a vari-
ety of events intended to benefit
Nassau County charities and military
servicemen and women.
Nonprofit groups have been strug-
gling in this economy and competing
against one another for donations from
'u >ii. i > ii:ii llliiy also be struggling,
said Kyle Roosen of the Nassau County
Circle of Friends (NCCF), a private
company he created to host the event
and involve all other parties.
"We had the vision of creating an
event that relieved the constant pres-
sure of fundraising within our com-
munity's nonprofit organizations," said
Roosen, adding that the event's.goal is
to put $105,000 back into the commu-
.nity with a goal. of building that reach
and donation year after year.
"We wanted to create an event that
gave each nonprofit their own event
to promote and benefit from," said
NCCF co-founder Cason Zylinski.
"Country Rocks the Beach belongs to
our community and our nonprofits.
They can promote and have a direct

Craig Morgan and Dustin Lynch
,will perform at the Country
Rocks the Beach benefit concert
on June 22.

hand in its success, while having no
expenses or risk. We take care of all the
marketing, risk, expenses and .plan-
ning. This allows them to focus direct-
ly on the benefit!"
"This fundraiser will benefit 48 dif-
ferent nonprofits in Nassau County.
We have 18 packets'of 100 tickets and
30 packets of 50 tickets. All 48 packets
will go out to our nonprofit communi-
ty. They will bechosen through our
sponsors, local leadership and Susan
Hurley of the (Tourist Development

Commission). We are beginning the
process of (' ...' in L I L'.1 .i.,I I I, I'from
Fernandina Beach, Yulee, Callahan
and Hilliard thl t are interested in this
unique opportunity. We want to hear
from them personally if they are inter-
ested! This is a countywide project,
not just Amelia Island. All tickets and
nonprofits will be chosen by May 15,"
said Roosen.
Fernandina Beach Golf Club
General Manager Chad Barhorst is
looking forward to the tournament.
':We are extremely grateftil the
Nassau County Circle of Friends has
brought this event to our golf course
and community."
Things kick off with a shotgun start
at 9 a.m. June 17 for the Freedom Cup
Golf Tournament at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club.
"This tournament will include mil-
' itary heroes from Mayport, NAS Jax
and Kings Bay Naval Base, competing
as a team for the honor of taking home
the 2013 Freedom Cup trophy to their
base," said Roosen.
At the awards luncheon following
the tournament, country star Craig
Morgan, himself a 12-year military vet-

eran and current Army reservist, will
present a moving video message to
the troops in attendance that day,
added Roosen.
"The tournament gives us the
opportunity to say thank you for their
service to our country by donating
over $12,000 in tickets to these brave
men and women to attend the 2013
County Rocks the Beach Concert."
On June 21, the Nassau County
Circle of Friends Captains Choice Golf
Tournament offers an opportunity for
sponsors to compete for prizes. Single
tickets are $100 per person or $350
per team and include golf, lunch, prizes
and concert tickets.
The Circle of Friends Honky-Tonk
Gala for members and sponsors takes
place from 7-11 p.m. that evening at
the Fernandina Beach Golf Club.
Attendees will feast on delicious
cuisine prepared on open pit grills with
a wide variety of fixings, desserts and
a host bar, and bid on live and silent
auctions of must-have memorabilia,
trips and experiences.
Musical guest for the evening is
Jacksonville's own Rion Paige, who
has been wowing local crowds at the

Suwance River Jam and the Florida
Texaco Country Showdown. The
inspiring 12-year-old singer doesn't let
her physical challenges interfere with
her passion for country music.
The final event is the biggest the
Country Rocks the Beach benefit con-
cert June 22 where country music
recording artists Craig Morgan and
Dustin Lynch are slated to perform at
the Ybor Alvarez Youth Complex.
Gates open at 3 p.m., rain or shine.
Opening for the stars are Jamie
Davis and Paige. Also appearing will be
Gainesville country star Jamie Davis.
Local talent will also perform.
Country Rocks the Beach tickets
are available online at Ticketmaster.
They also may be purchased at Red
Otter in Fernandina Beach, Murray's
Grille in Yulee, Callie Kay Store in
Hilliard, Callahan Barbecue and at
Salon Ella Par in St. Marys, Ga. Tickets'
are $30, $35 and $40.
Sponsorships are available at
$2,500, $5,000 and $10,000 levels.
Phone (904) 430-3473 for information
or like CountryRocksTheBeach on
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Photographer Ryan Carter
from Fernandina Beach has
never met Bernaldo Luc.
Carter had no idea that the
teen, who lives in an orphan-
age in Port Au Prince, Haiti,
is considered intellectually
gifted, loves oatmeal cookies
and has a razor-sharp quick
wit. What Carter does know is
that if something isn't done
soon, the teen and more than
a dozen like him will find
S themselves once againwith-
out a place to call home.
"I hear about people travel-
ing to different parts of the
world and helping out. I have
never done it and I feel this is
a great way to start out on
that journey,." said Carter.
Carter is teaming up with
Meobachi Salon and Image
.. C,,niiulrit,- agency in
Jacksonville to put on a
7 fundraiser for the orphans liv-
ing at Christian light School
in Port Au Prince.
Sherrie Fausey, a
sBM r ) J.1.. I .. 1.Ii Missionzary who(
ausey with the children of Christian Light School in Haiti. runs the Haitian orphanage,
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for Haiti school

to renew their lease, which is
forcing them to quickly find
another place for the children
to live.
Children, she adds, that
have already survived a dead-
ly earthquake that toppled
their original school and
home in 2010 and forced
many of the children to sleep
outside while they worked to
rebuild as quickly as possible.
Fausey said like every
child, her children at
Christian Lght School also
deserve a safe place they can
call homin. Despite all of the
obstacles she's faced over the
decade plus that she's lived in
Haiti, she refuses to give up.
She says God has a plan in
store for them despite this lat-
est setback.
"There is adversity, but
there are also many success-
es, many joys, many bless-
ings. We have children who
were too weak with malnutri-
tion when we first saw them
but are now running and play-
ing, happy children. We have
intellectually gifted children
who Were loo poor to pay to
go to school, but who will
soon graduate from high
school and become good,
honest leaders in their coun-
try. We have teenageirs who
came from a life on the
streets who are now going out
and helping other people. 1
believe now is the time for
Haitians to be given the edu-
cation and training to go out
and change their country. I
believe that Haiti will rise up
out of poverty because we
invested in children who hold

Local photographer Ryan
Carter offers to help out.

the keys to the future. We can
make a difference," said
Carter is hoping he will be
one of the individuals who will
be able to help make that dif-
ference. On May 4 starting at
9 a.m. he's picking up his
camera for a donation of any
amount. All proceeds will ben-
efit Fausey's Christian Light
"We will be doing por-
traits. It doesn't matter who
you bring, family, friends or
just you. Please just come out.
It's a great cause to support,"
he said.
The.donation-only photo
shoot will be at Meobachi
Salon and Consulting Agency,
6850 St Aiu JL-. 1' Road,
Jacksonville, froiim 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. May 4.
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Best-sellers to attend Viva Books! and special events

For the News-Leader

W hen Iwas about 16 ,
years old I read Bram
Stoker's Dracula his
tale based on the 15th
century sadistic Romanian ruler Vlad
the Impaler. It scared me so thoroughly.
made me so apprehensive at what wa-
going to happen next, that I could not
read without constantly stopping and
turning the book over until my fears
would calm. They never did.
Elizabeth Kostova has re-created a
Dracula every bit as horrifying and terri-
ble as Stoker's in her book, The
Historian. It may be even scarier. You.
may want to read it during daylight in a
hospital parking lot next to the emer-
gency room, you know, just in case your
heart.stops. She also wrote the best-
seller, The Swan Thieves. Kostova is one
of 37 fiction writers joining 63 authors of
other genres at the April 26-27 Amelia
Island Book Festival.
It gets better. Headliner Debbie
Mlacomber, a world-renowned author
with a readership of 150 million, will be
on hand to speak and sign her books.
She will also be the keynote speaker at A

S a. i. ii,,, i ':, I', .. ill I
Debbie luncheon sponsored
by i 'I.. i Get your tickets while
they are still available. Everyone attend-
ing will receive her latest book, Starting
Now, free. Macomber has had three
made for TV movies on the Hallmark
Channel. "Mrs. Miracle" was the highest
watched movie of the year. This July a
two-hour pilot centered on the Pacific
Northwest town of Cedar Cove will pre-
mier, followed by a 10-week series based
on her novel, The Inn at Rose Harbor
Yeah, she's a biggie. This ain't your
quaint little book festival anymore.
Want a bonus? You got it! Michael
Morris will be there. Michael has grown
to be one of the most respected
"Cracker" writers in the country. With
the flavor of Harper Lee, Flannery
O'Conner and Pat Conroy, Morris beauti-
fully chronicles the life of Ella Wallace

, Ii. i, lighting to keep her mystical
Il lru ida land from an unscrupulous
h:mik., in his latest book, Man in the
HAl..' ,I. -on. The hardscrabble life in a
S- inall Florida Panhandle town during
w (I,, War I is portrayed with
' SutIiI-rn allure and passion.
II,,1i y Kelly served as a special assis-
In:ni i1. I'resident Ronald Reagan and as a
C IA :,L nt. He gets his knowledge of
espionage, counter-terrorism and inner
working of the government first-hand.
His Jack Brandon series weaves a tale of
suspense, intrigue and high drama.
And then there is June Hall McCash's
Plum Orchard, a story centered on 19th-
century plantation life on Cumberland
Island. She also authored Almost to Eden.
Brian Jay Corrigan said it could be this
generation's The Thorn Birds.
I went to school with George (Bob)
Dekle. His mother was my seventh
grade English teacher. He turned out
well. Bob has been a prosecutor in the
'State Attorney's Office of the Third
Judicial Circuit, a professor at the
University of Florida, and is now a
renowned lecturer and advocate for edu-
cation. Bob was and remains passionate
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Salt marsh topic of Literary Luncheon

For the News-Leader

Having grown up on a barrier island in
South Carolina, Georgia author Charles
Seabrook has long been fascinated with
the life and beauty of the vast salt
marshes that line our southeast Atlantic
In his fascinating new book, The World
of the Salt Marsh, Seabrook explores the
natural history, people, historic and eco-
logical significance of these marshes,
which are sometimes called "Mother
Nature's nursery" because 70 percent of
the region's fish, shellfish and crus-
taceans get their start there.
He'll discuss his research and findings
at a special luncheon planned by the
Friends of the Library and the Amelia

Fernandina Beach.
Seabrook has been a columnist and
environmental writer for the Atlanta
Journal-Constitution for many years and
has written several books including the
locally popular Cumberland Island: Strong
tI;,inen Wild Horses. Tickets are $20 and
will be available at the Fernandina Beach
Library on North fl,,i ihl Street until
The Friends of the Library is a not-for-
profit, volunteer organization that pro-
motes i;i.- ,c:. and lifelong learning in our
community and raises funds to strength-
en the Fernandina Beach library.
For information or to become a mem-
ber, visit II.I-.:II IL:Iinl -i ,Ii and click on
Friends c 1 IL. Iibil ar.. i11 277-7365 or
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Smorgasbord celebrates young writers

Fernandina Beach Middle School
hosts its 11th annual Literary Magazine
Coffee House at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at
the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center.
The coffee house, billed as an event
for all ages, debuts the school's annual
literary magazine, Smorgasbord, All You
Can Read. Created by students for stu-
dents; the magazine-celebrates creativity
through word and images, providing a
forum for student voice and expression.
. Over 200 students contributed writing
and artwork to this year's magazine
including poems, essays and short sto-
ries. Magazine staff work diligently all
year choosing submissions to be pub-
lished, proofing submissions, advertising
the magazine and planning this culminat-
ing event, the coffee house.

I N. Last year's i;e; /in..-I'
received a rank of
Superior and was nomi-
nated for the highest
award in the 2012 NCTE
Program to Recognize
Excellence in Student
Literary NM.i.,,iii. -
"We are the only mid-
dle school to receive this rank in Florida.
We are also the only middle school in
recent history to receive a nomination
for the highest award and we've actually
done this for the past two years!" said
Heather Stefanski, who guides the stu-
dents in the project. "We are so proud of
the hard work our staff, faculty and stu-
dents put into making our magazine a
success. We hope you can join us for our

annual coffee house where we celebrate
this year's young writers, artists and
Young author Call Amber, 18, will
speak about her debut novel, Lacey's
Chain, about a high school student who
decides to fake her own suicide to see
how other people are a;l'.. 1, It follows
the lives of several teens and shows the
consequences her actions have on their
lives. The sequel to Lacey's Chain,
Unchained, will be released next year.
Visit www.caliamber.com.
The public is welcome. Admission is
$5 for children and $10 for adults and
buys a copy of the magazine and refresh-
For information contact Stefanski at




Courtyard Nights presents Ronnie Stoots, Susan
Gallion and Dan Voll, above, from left, at the Betty P.
Cook Nassau Center in Yulee on April 26.

Local trio at next

Courtyard Nights
The Florida State jazz, plus original songs. He
College Courtyard Nights has performed on stage with
Series presents Susan many well-known recording
Gallion with Dan Voll and artists. Voll can be heard at
Ronni,- Slouts in concert on numerous local venues as a
Friday. Api ilil'at 7 p m at soloist and band leader:
the Betry P Cook Nassau Stoots honed his talents
Center in Yulee. at an early age, first playing
A Grammy-nominated piano in church and then
singer/s,ngf ite i, Gallion touring the country as a pro-
will perform-original songs fessional musician when he
and popular hits, accompa- was just 16. While perform-
nied by Voll on guitar and ing with his wife in their
Stoots on keyboard. Gallion band, Southern Heritage, he
has toured the world as a also worked on projects.with
featured \ icaliSl and backup renowned recording studio
singer for Tammy Wyfette. professionals. In addition to
Her award-winning original his keyboard playing, Stoots
song, "The Woman In Me," is a prolific songwriter and a
was recorded by Crystal powerful vocalist who has
Gayle. Gallion also has shared the stage with many
released a CD of her music musical greats. He performs
to help raise funds for with a variety of local bands;
Micah's Place, Nassau The concert, from 7-9
County's domestic violence p.m., is free and open to the
center. The CD will be avail- public. Please bring a can of
able at the concert, or visit food for the Barnabas food
OceanbirdMusic.com. bank. Light refreshments
An award-winning gui- will be available or bring
tarist, Voll has been a profes- your own. No alcohol or
sional musician for more smoking. Lawn chairs are
than 30 years. Voll is known welcome. Call 548-4432. The
for his dazzling instrumen- conderts are sponsored by
tals and soulful vocals. His the Betty P Cook Nassau
versatile guitar work encom- Center, the News-Leader and
passes pop, rock, blues and Nassau County Record.


Amelia Community
Theatre presents "Lend
Me a Tenor." ACT's pro-
duCtion of this uproari-
ous comedy moves at a
dizzying pace with beau-
tiful women, crazy men.
and endless laughter. r
Director. Carey Dresser, -
has choreographed hysteria with a surprise
behind every door and a curtain call that rewinds
all the fun.
Show times are tonight and April 20 and April
25-27 at 8 p.m. and April 21 at 2 p.m. Tickets are
$20 adults and $10 students and may be pur-
chased online atwww.ameliacommunitytheatre.
org or by calling 261-6749.

The ninth
Annual Katie
Ride for Life
takes place
April 20 and .
offers cycling .. .
options for all
skill levels..including a fun ride. 18 miles, 36 miles.

62 miles. 100 miles and an off-road course. There
is also a five-mile walk through Fort Clinch State
Park. Funds raised benefit organ donor education
through the Katie Caples Foundation. For more
information or to register. visitwww.katieridefor-

Nassau NAMI (National
Alliance on Mental Illness)
will host a community walk
April 20 from 9 a.m.-l p.m.
at Central Park on Atlantic
Avenue. The walk will
begin about 9:30 a.m. and
go from Central Park to
Main Beach and back. The
event aims to increase awareness about the
importance of receiving treatment for a mental ill-
ness and reduce stigma surrounding a diagnosis.
The Fernandina Pirate's Club will provide enter-
tain ment.
Sutton Place Behavioral Health and River
Point Behavioral Health will have information
tables and NAMI President Lisa Mohn will give a
short presentation. Participation is free. with free
refreshments and T-shirts while supplies last and
a raffle drawing. Call 277-1886 or email
Nassau NAM IFlorida@gmail.com.

The Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Pirate
Parade takes place along Centre Street in down-
town Fernandina Beach on April 27 at 11 a.m. This
year's theme is "The Year of the Golden Shrimp."
Grand Marshals are Aaron Rawls and Billy
Burbank. The grandstand will be at the waterfront
and the procession will cross the railroad tracks to
Front Street. For information visit
www.sh rimpfesti-
The United
Methodist Women
will host a cookout
from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
parade day in the
courtyard between
the Sanctuary and
the Partin Center. Buy a hamburger or hot dog
lunch with chips, cookie and drink for $5. or a
drink lor $1. to support Methodist Missions. To
help. contact Catherine Eleazer at 277-3439
The 50th Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp
Festival is May 3-5 in downtown Fernandina
Beach. Visit www.shrimplestival.com or call (866)
Submit items to Assistant Editor Sian Pcry at
sperryloT bnewsleader com.

Charles Seabrook, author of The
World of the Salt Marsh, will be the
featured guest at the Friends of the
Library luncheon April 26.

Island Book Festival.at noon on Friday,
April 26 at Cafe Karibo, 27 N. Third St.

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The Armet|a land
Museum of HIltory Invites
you to its 3rd on 3rd Street
presentation tonight at 6
p.m. Tom Rayrn'id will profile
Gen. Horati iWright, an Army
engineer and West Point
graduate who became the.
Union commander of Fort
Clinch during the Civil War.
This program isfreefor mem-.
bers, with a suggested dona-
tion of $5 for non-members.
Contact Gray at .
gray@ameliamuseum.org or
261-7378, ext 102.
S Raymond's acute interest
in American history was
:.; ingrained in him by his family
lineage. Although not a West
Pointer himself he's a Navy
veteran of the Vietnam War -
he was bom in the USMA
post hospital on the banks of
the Lordly Hudson, the son,
grandson and great-grandson
of the Long Gray:Line. He and
his wife, Rebecca, live in Isle
de Mai, and with names like:
Santa Maria Drive and
Patriots Way, how could he
not dig into the rich history Of
This remarkable island para-

The American Legion
Ridkers, Chapter 54, will host
their monthly "Steak Night"
at American Legion Post 54,
626 S. Third St., from 5-7
S.p.m. (or until gone) April 20.
The public is welcome and be
;sure to bring your appetite.
Dinner includes a steak
.cooked to order, baked pota-
to, cor on the cob, salad and.
a roll for an $11 donation. To-
go dinners are available. All
Proceeds go to programs
sponsored by the American
SLegion Riders, Chapter 54.

Cars, Coffee and
Conversation will meet April
20 at Starbucks on Sadler
..Road from 9 a.m. to noon.
,Come on out for great cars
and conversation.

Ark of Nassau, support-
ng adults with disabilities,
will host Its third Annual
.,Car & Bike Show on April 27
at the new Villages of
Amelia Shopping Center on
A1A (new Publix location).
Judging begins at 11:30 a.m.
SThere will be 23 different
classes for car and bike
enthusiasts to enter, more
than 100 cars, entertainment,
food and fun for the entire
SAdmission is free. To pre-
register at $20 per car or bike,
call Ark at 225-9355 or regis-
ter the day of at $25,

The Jacksonville Public
Library invites comic book
enthusiasts and nerds-from
the super young to the
super old-to don their
favorite superhero costume
and come out for three
hours of fun and fantasy
during the Beaches First
Annual ComicCon event at
the Beaches Branch
SLibrary, 600 Third St.,
Neptune Beach, May 4 from
2-5 p.m. This free event is

belng held in collaboritlori.
with the nearby Supe0deroQ
Beach comic book shop,'
which is sponsoring fre. .'
comic book day during its
"May the 4th Be With You"
Comic book-inspired all by
librarian Tony Miller and '
University of North Florida
student Michael Slayton will
be on display, as well as the
coveted comic book collection
of Branch Manager Tamera
Branam. Fans can enjoy "fhe
Avengers" movie and.partici-
pate in activities such as mak-
ing superhero eye masks For
information call 630-BOQK
(2665) or visit jaxpubllcli"
brary.org. .
* ,:' ,
The'Woman's Club of
Femandina Beach will hold
a Springtime Game Party on
May 9 at noon at the
Clubhouse on 201 Jean
Lafitte Blvd. All card games,
board games, Dominoes and
Mahjongg are welcome. Bring
your own cards or games. Get
a group together and come
join in the fun. A donation of
$1,0 per person includes
lunch, dessert and snacks.
For reservations call 277-.
8244 or 261-4885 or contact a
Woman's Club member.
* *
Taste & Toast will be
held May 18 from 7-9 p.m.,In
the courtyard at the Florida
House Inn at 22 S. Third St.,
to raise funds for a new
Nassau Humane Society
Chefs from more than a
dozen restaurants will
prepare an item off their
menu and pair it with a wine
or beer. Nassau Humane
Society will hold a silent and
live auction with many items
focused on lifestyle and
adventure experiences. Dan
Voll and Michele Bid will pro-
vide live music.
Tickets are $50 and limited
to 200. Purchase online at
om or the NHS offices at 671
SAirport Road; the Second
Chance store at 1002 South
14th St.; or Island Time
Premium Frozen Yogurt at
306 Centre St.
For information visit www.
nassauhumanesociety.com or
call 491-1511.

Dance Trance Amelia
Island offers free communi-
ty classes the first
Wednesday of every month
at 7:30 p.m. at their studio
at 1897 Island Walk Way
(behind Zaxby's). Dance
Trance is a dance fitness
class that does not require
dance experience.
The community classes
are designed for beginners
wanting to give it a try, featur-
ing five of the basic moves
you will see in a Dance
Trance class.
For information call
Alexandra Carroll of Kinder-
studios at (904) 415-0954.


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Community Band
Back Home in Indiana, Game of
Thrones, British Sea Songs, Chicago.
What do these titles have In common?
The Nassau Community Band is prac-
ticing them all. Exciting concerts are
planned for the coming months and
they need more woodwinds, brass, and
percussionists. Interested musicians are
welcome to slop by the weekly
Thursday rehearsal at the Yulee Middle
School band room Long tones begin at
6 p.m. Check out their Facebook page,
"Nassau'Community Band," or email
info@nassaucommunryband com
Chamber music
The Amelia Island Chamber Music
Festival May 11-June 2 will feature over
45 acclaimed artists performing 12 con-
certs in such intimate venues as 19th
century churches and an historic court-
house as well as a series of free com-
munity concerts. Artists include violinists
Robert McDuffle and Chee-Yun. cellists
Zulll Bailey and Andres Dlaz, pianists
and renowned symphony conductors
Robert Spano and Donald Runnicles,
and pianist Wendy Chen The popular
Beer & G Strings concert of light classi-
cal music at the Palace Saloon will
return as well as a cabaret featuring
Grammy award vocalist Sylvia McNair
View the complete schedule at
www aicmf com Tickets range from $25
to $50 Purchase online or by calling
261-1779. No ticket is required for free
Let Freedom Ring
The annual "Let Freedom
Ring" concert with the Jacksonville
Symphony Orchestra is set for
Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. at First
Baptist Church of Femandina Beach.
Presented by ARIAS (Amelia Residents
In Action for the Symphony), this annual
event celebrates Memorial Day
Weekend with a program of patriotic
'Tickets are $20. For information
contact ARIAS at 261-0105.
The 61st Florida Folk Festival is
Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26, on
the banks of the Suwannee River at
Stephen Foster Cultural Center State
Park in White Spnngs. Advance tickets
are $25 per day or $50 for the weekend
for adults or $30 and $60, respectively,
at the gate. Weekend tickets for ages
six-16 are $5. Children under six admit-
ted free.
Tickets are provided by Elevate
Ticketing and can be purchased
through the Florida Folk Festival-web-
site, www loridastateparks.org/lolkfest/
or Facebook page,
For information call 1 -877-635-3655 or
visit the website

Pablos. 12 N. Second St..
Femandina Beach, hosts a lazz lam

for the musical comedy,
"The 25th Annual Putnam
County Spelling Bee," at 1
p.m. April 20 at 207 Cedar
Five men and four women
are needed for the cast.
Those auditioning must be
18 or older and should pre-
pare at least 16 bars of a
song from any musical.
Please bring your sheet
music; an accompanist will be
Dress for comfort for the
movement portion of the audi-
tions. Prepare a one-minute
comedic monologue and be
prepared to show any special
talents such as juggling, gym-
nastics or impressions.
Performances on ACT's main
stage are between Aug. 15-
Visit www.ameliacommuni-
tytheatre.org for complete
character descriptions. If you
have any questions, e-mail
director Toni D'Amico at
tonidamico@yahoo.com or

BOOKS Continued from B
about his work. He had to
build an extra room for'his
many awards. All of that was-
n't enough,so Bob decided
he wanted to be a successful
writer. He started writing
His latest, The Last
Murder: The Investigation,
Prosecution, and Execution of
Ted Bundy, is written with
power, almost spiritual, where
his humanity, wisdom and
humility shines through.
Kimberley Leach, after all,
was a hometown girl abduct-
ed by one of the most infa-
mous serial killers of our day
from a school we both had
attended. His account of what
goes on behind the scenes in
an investigation is eye open-
ing to say the least. Dekle
joins Michael Brewster, our
own Gerry Clare, Jean
Davidson and 33 other nonfic-
tion authors.
Do you want your kids to
grow up to be smarter than
the average bear? Sure you
do! So encourage them, no,
make them read. Outside
their bedroom window away

from 7-10 p m Ihe tirst Wednesday ol
each month Musicians may sit In for
one song or the whole night Join the
mailing list by emalling beechllyer'@bell-
south nel
Amelia River Cruises
Amelia River Cruises' Adult "BYOB"
Twilight Tours are held Friday and
Saturday Tickets are $29 per person at
1 North Front St Fernandina Beach, or
call 261 9972 or book online at
www amellanvercruises corm
The Courtyard
The Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316
Centre St. features Dan Voll in the
courtyard Sunday evenings, weather
permitting: John Springer in the piano
bar every Thursday, Friday and
Saturday at 6 30 p m.. live entertain-
ment nightly Call 432-7086
Join them on Facebook al courtyard-

David's Restaurant
Grammy-nominated Aaron Bing per-
forms live on allo saxophone at David's
Restaurant and Lounge, 802 Ash St.
Wednesday through Saturdays from 6-
10 p.m. Call 310-6049
Dog Star Tavern
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N Second St,
Back from the Brink tonight; Josh Miller
Blues Review and CD release party
April 20: Rowan Cunningham Band
April 26: and Green Sunshine April 27
Every Tuesday Is Working Class
Stiff, where music is played strictly trom
vinyl and 1000's of vinyl records are
available to browse and purchase Visit
Dog Star on Facebook and
Reverbnation.com Call 277-8010
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
Smith. Musicians perform a couple of
songs and the audience gets to hear
new talent Appropriate for the whole
family. No cover charge Call Smith at
(904) 412-7665.
Green Turde
The Green Turtle. 14 S Third S1 .
live music. Call 321-2324
Hammerhead Beach Bar
Hammerhead Beach Bar
2045 S Fletcher Ave Live music from
Buck and Barcaro Thursdays
Visit Hammerhead on Facebook
Contact Bill Childers at bill@thepalace-
saloon corn
Instant Groove
The Instant Groove featunng
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

call the theater at 261-6749.

On April 20 the commu-
nity is invited to celebrate
downtown, history, the arts
and the river when the his-
toric Florida Theatre hosts
its inaugural Rock the
Bridge Gala in downtown
Jacksonville under the
canopy of the iconic Main
Street Bridge.
The gala event to benefit
the theater will include a cock-
tail reception and elegant din-
ner atop the Main Street
Bridge followed by a perform-
ance by the O'Jays at the
Florida Theatre.
Space is limited. For infor-
mation or to purchase tickets
contact Angela Gieras, direc-
tor ofdevelopment, at (904)
355-5661, ext. 232 or visit

Amelia Island Film
Festival presents dinner
and a movie at 7 p.m. April

fiom video games and "I
Carley" are worlds upon end
full of unique people and far-
away places they will never
meet or travel to unless they
open books and explore their
contents. I believe that imagi-
nation truly is the mother of
invention and the engine of
entrepreneurship, or any suc-
ces:. It is also the vehicle of a
wider hope and dreams to be
fulfilled. Indeed, books do
change lives.
Lacy is dead. That's how
Lacey's Chain, a book written
by 18-year-old Cali Amber,
begins. Lacey's Chain is
about a high school girl that
decides to fake her suicide to
see how other people at her
school are affected. It follows
the lives of several teens and
shows the consequences of
her action in their lives.
Amber talks about topics
that matter to teens. Subjects
like depression, suicide,
anorexia, drinking and other
things that happen in life. She
doesn't just talk about it; she
teaches how to overcome
these challenges. She also
lectures about writing and
publishing. And she is only

28 at O'Kane's Irish Pub &
Eatery on Centre Street,
downtown Femandina Beach.
Cost is $20 and includes din-
ner.-Cash bar. Visit ameliais-


One ticket, four pubs, a
wealth of historical informa-
tion about downtown
Fernandina and a good time
for all.
Join theAmelia Island
Museum of History Thursdays
at 5:30 p.m. to tour four of the
Town's most popular, notori-
ous or otherwise historic pubs
and bars.
One ticket will get you one
drink at each establishment
and an earful of colorful tales
about the places you visit as
well as those you see along
your way.'It's a great way to
see Femandina and learn
about its history.
Tickets are $25 per person
(must be 21, must show ID);

18. Yes, books really do
change lives.
Amber joins 7 other YA
authors including Elle
Thornton. Her book, The Girl
Who Swam to Atlantis is a
story partially chronicling the
life if Emmet Till, a 14- year-
old black boy. Till was
lynched and thrown into the
Tallahatchic river in 1955's
Jim Crow Mississippi for
whistling at a white woman.
Two years after Emmett's
death, Till comes to life in 12-
year-old Gabriella's heart
when an African American
Marine teaches this sheltered
general's daughter how to
swim in a North Carolina
river. Could her friendship
with Hawkins, this tough
young Marine, endanger his
life? Want to know? Read the
Also at the festival, 21 chil-
dren's authors and illustrators
offer wonderfully written and
illustrated picture books and
easy to read chapter books
for children just starting out
on their yellow brick road of
reading and learning. Some of
those attending are names we
are familiar with, like our own

O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery,
318 Centre St free trivia each
Monday at 7 30 p m.. wine tasting the
third Tuesday at 6 30 p m with
10 wines for $10 along with cheese
and crackers and live entertainment,
dar tournament every Tuesday at 7.30
p m Dan Voll Tuesdays from 7 30-
11 30 pm Gabriel Arnold plays
Sunday during brunch from 11 a.m -2
p m Texas Hold'em poker in the game
room at 6 p m., registration begins at
5 30 p m.; the Davis Turner Band
Thursday from 8 30 p m -midnight and
Friday and Saturday from 8 30 p m -
1230 am Call 261-1000 Visit
Palice Saloon
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St..
Buck Smith Prolect Tuesdays, Wes
Cobb Wednesdays and Fridays; DJ
Heavy Hess in Uncle Charlie's Fridays
and Saturdays; Face for Radio
Saturday, Schnockered Sundays
Music starts at 9 p m Call Bill Childers
at 491-3332 or email bill@thepalacesa-
loon com
Salty Pelican
The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill, 12 N
Front St, trivia Wednesdays starting at
7 p m prime rib 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 Mondays- The
Macys Wednesdays, and line dancing
Thursday Visit www.sandybottom-
samella corn

Seabreeze Sports Bar, in the Days
Inn on Sadler Road. 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
Wednesday with Pill Pill; The Macy's in
the lounge Friday and Saturdays 6-10
p m trivia Mondays and Thursdays at
7 30 p m with DJ Dave, and shag danc-
ing Sundays from 4-7 p m.; music night-
ly from 9 p.m.-1 a m. in the Breakers
Lounge. Call 277-6652 Visit www.slid-
ersseaside corn Join Sliders on
Facebook and Twitter
The Surf
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199
South Fletcher Ave.. live entertainment
1-5 p m weekends and 5-9 p m every
day on the deck. Trivia Tuesdays at 6
p m DJ Roc and Texas Hold'em poker
on Wednesday Call 261-5711 and visit
their Facebook page.

Submit items and updates for this
calredar to Assistant Editor Sitn Perry
at sperry@fbnriewislteader com.

tour begins at the historic train
depot in downtown Fernan-
dina Beach. Reservations
required. Contact Thea at
261-7378, ext.105 or

Guests on this tour will
learn Amelia Island ghost
stories as they tiptoe
through dark streets and
walk in the footsteps of a
bygone era as the past
comes alive through the
skillful storytelling of your
This tour begins at 6 p.m.
every Friday like clockwork
and lasts approximately one
hour. Meet your guide in the
cemetery behind St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave.
Tickets may be purchased
at the Amelia Island Museum
of History for $10/adults and
$5/students. Contact Thea at
261-7378, ext. 105 or Thea@
ameliamuseum.org for more

Ron Kurtz whose two Arfie
books follows the life of a dog
on Amelia Island.
Photographer Roger Moore
brings Arfie to life with his
award-winning photos.
Mary Ann Bator-Gray's
The Lost Best Friend, a Jaden
and the Weejum Adventure, is
a tale about friendship, how-
ever unusual that might be,
and gaining confidence. The
story will delight those who
love animals.
I can't list all 100-plus
authors, but you can see them
and hear many of them speak
at the Saturday, April 27
Reader's Festival for free.
Books will be signed all day at
the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center on Atlantic
Avenue across from Fort
Clinch State Park.
On Friday, April 26 at
FSCJ Betty Cook Campus, a
Writer's Workshop will teach
the ins and outs of writing
and publishing. This all-inclu-
sive event has four sessions
per hour all day long. This is
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FRIDAY. APRIL 19. 2013/News-Leader


Day of Prayer May 2

tor the News Lea der

The 2013 observance of the
National Day of Prayer in our
community will he held
Thursday, May 2 at 7p.m. The
First Baptist Church in
Fernandina Beach at 1600 S.
Eighth St. has graciously
agreed to provide the location
for -this interdenominational
service. The 2013 theme is
"Pray for America". :
This service is a part of the
62nd annual nationwide obser-
van.ce of the National Day of
Prayer. The local keynote speak-
er will be Dr. John Edmund
Haggai, founder of the Haggai
Institute, which trains and
equips Christian leaders around
the world. Music will be pro-
vided by a chorus comprising

Since the first call to prayer in 1775. when the
Continental Congress asked the colonies to
prayfor wisdom informing a nation, the call
to prayer has continued through our history.

singers from various local
churches and the Nassau
Community Band. Pre-service
music will start at 6:45 p.m. No'
admission will be charged.
The National Day of Prayer
is a vital part of U.S. heritage.
Since the first call to prayer in
1775, when the Continental
Congress asked the colonies to
pray for wisdom in forming a
nation, the call to prayer has
continued through our history,
including President Lincoln's
proclamation of a day of "humil-

nation, fasting, and prayer" in
1863. In 1952, a joint resolution
by Congress, signed by
President'Truman, declared an
annual.national day of prayer.
Each year, the president
signs a proclamation, encour-
aging all Americans to pray on
this day. Last year, all 50 state
governors plus the governorsl of
several U.S. territories signed
similar proclamations.
For more information con-
tact Norm Purdue at 206-0588
or napurduc@ bellsouth.net.

Dr. John Edmund Haggai,
founder of the.Haggai
Institute, which trains and
equips Christian leaders
around the world, will be
the keynote speaker at the
l9cal National Day of
Prayer observance.


Fish fry
Macedonia A.M.E. Church, locat-
ed at the corner of Beech and Ninth
streets, will host the weekly fish fry
on April'20 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy
sandwiches loaded with fresh fish
filets and fiench fries for a $6 dona-
Youth revival
Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Kings
Ferry will host its Youth Revival at 7
p.m. tonight. The speaker will be
Min. Marvin McQueen Jr. of First
Missionary Baptist Church of
Jacksonville Beach. All are welcome
to attend.
Gospel festival
New Zion Missionary Baptist
Church at 10 South 10th Street will
host a Gospel Extravaganza Festival
from 2-5 p.m. on April 20. A time to
praise, worship and celebrate the
heritage of gospel music. Admission
is free. Love offerings will be accept-
ed and concessions will be available
at 1 p.m. For information contact
Brother Jeremiah Mitchell at 225-
8679 or (904) 583-9311 or email jer-
Save Our Youth
The community is invited to
attend a.,special Save Our Youth serv-
ice on Aprili21 ait 1 a.m. at-the Fiist
Baptist Church of Yulee. The Rev.
William Goode, Jr. is Pastor. The
church is located at 86584 Pinewood
Drive, Yulee. The guest speaker will
be Ken Jefferson of WJXTTV 4,
expert crime analyst and 24-year vet-
eran of the Jacksonville Sheriff's
Office. Attendance is encouraged,
especially the youth.
Training revival
Dennis Nunn, founder and presi-
dent of Every Believer A Witness
Ministries, will be at First Baptist
Church, Fernandina Beach April 21-
24 to lead in an Every Believer A
Witness Evangelism Training
As a longtime instructor with
Walk Thru the Bible Ministries,

Nunn twice
B% received the Presi-
dent's Award as
Walk Thru's No. 1
rated instructor. He
-' .y is currently a Staff
Evangelist at First
Baptist Church,
Nunn Woodstock, Ga.
Every Believer
A Witness Mini-
stries exists to help local churches
fulfill the Great Commission. The
teaching sessions will help churches
to actively share the Gospel with oth-
ers in the community.
The Evangelism Training Revival
will be held Sunday, April 21 at 10:15
a.m. and 6 p.m., and Monday
through Wednesday evenings, April
22- 24, at 6:30 p.m. Nursery services
will be provided. For more informa-
tion visit the church website at
FBFirst.com. First Baptist Church is
located 1600 S. Eighth St.

Songspinners concert
New Vision Congregational
Church, 96072 Chester Road in
Yulee, will host the Songspinners in
concert on April 22 at 7 p.m.
Selections include At: Last by Etta
James; Ching-a-Ring Chaw, an old
minstrel tune by Aaron Copland; and
a Gershwin medley, Who Could Ask
For Anything More?, I've Got
Rhythm and Our Love is Here to
The Songspinners is a volunteer
women's choral group open to any
woman who loves to sing. The
group, under the direction of Jane
Lindberg, began with 20 members in
2006 and has grown to 47 voices.
Upcoming community service
engagements include the Council on
Aging, Savannah Grand and the
opening of the new B'hai Center in
Jacksonville. A reception will follow
the concert. Visit www.NewVision
CongregationalChurch.org, find
them on Facebook, or contact the
Rev. Mary Kendrick Moore at (904)
Don't miss this Tuesday, April 23,

as the Salvation Army Hope House
worships, prays and encourages
each other with their testimonies of
the Lord's mighty intervention in
their lives. Matthew Scussell, a
young teenager from Hilliard who
daily faces one of life's greatest chal-
lenges, will lead in sharing how his
Lord Jesus Christ holds him up,
gives him joy and personally walks
with him each day. Worship begins
at noon at 410 S. Ninth St. at the cor-
ner of Ninth and Date.

Macedonia AME
Historic Macedonia African
Methodist Episcopal Church, located
at the corner of Beech and Ninth
streets, invites the public to join in
celebrating 141 years of religious
service to the Fernandina Beach
Community, April 24, 25, 26 and 28.
The theme for this auspicious occa-
sion is "We've Come This Far By
On Wednesday, April 24 at 7 p.m.,
Pastor Wendell Webster will officiate
and invites local choirs and congre-
gations to participate by rendering
two selections during this special
worship service. Call 955-0521 or
email pastorwebster@gmail.com.
Free dinner
Springhill Baptist Church will
serve meals for individuals and fami-
lies in need in the area on Thursday,
April 25 from 5-6:30 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.
Fernandina Unity Church servic-
es will be held April 28 at 7:30 p.m. at
the Dome Healing Center, 5024 First
Coast Hwy. For more information
call Marcia Brown, 415-0822, or
Chris Dillon, 310-6502.
Mobile dental
On April 30 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.,

The Northeast Florida Baptist
Association will have medical, finan-
cial screening and appointmentsfor
the upcoming Mobile Dental Unit at
851035 US 17 North, Yulee.
Appointments are first-come, first-
served. Patients must be 18 and
older. Only basic dental work (fill-
ings and extractions) is provided.
You must appear in person.
The Mobile Dental Unit of the
Florida Baptist Convention will be at
The Northeast Florida Baptist
Association in Yulee May 6-10. For
information call at 225-5941.
Prayer service
A National Day of Prayer service
will be held May 2 at 7 p.m. at New
Covenant Ministries, 2360'St. John's
Bluff Road, Jacksonville. Join with
city officials, educators, business
leaders, pastoral leaders and commu-
nities as they unite in prayer for the
nation, state and city. Doors open at
6:15 p.m. This event is sponsored by
the National Day of Prayer Task
Force of Northeast Florida. Visit
Interfaith breakfast
Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown
will host his Interfaith Breakfast on
SMay 20 at the Prime Osborn
Convention Center, 1000 Water St.,
.licklsonville. The breakfast, featur-
ing Bishop TDl)...akcs of lTh.Potter's
House of Dallas, will focus on the
theme "Faith, Family and Friends."
The event will also explore ways
to build community partnerships
that will improve education and
reduce crime. During the event,
Mayor Brown will launch initiatives
focusing on mentoring local youth,
as well as crime prevention and inter-
Tickets are $25 per person and
$250 per table of 10. Call (904) 630-
3690 or visit jaxhappenings.com to
make reservations. Doors open at
7:30'a.m. and the event begins at 8

Memorial United Methodist
Church hosts a community Taiz6

worship service at Trinity United
Methodist Church, 715 Ash St., the
first Sunday of each month at 6 p.m.
The next service is May 5. Taiz6 fea-
tures soft music, quiet worship and a
communion table, all are welcome. '
Legacy Baptist Church with
Pastor Jeff Whitaker invites you to
come be a part of a new and growing
church in the Nassauville communi-
ty. Legacy Baptist Church is meet-
ing at its temporary location at the
Nassauville Volunteer Fire Station at
941328 Old Nassauville Road,
Fernandina Beach.
Services on Sunday are Sunday
School at 9:30 a.m. (coffee and
donuts served at 9 a.m.) with morn-
ing worship at 10:30 a.m. Midweek
service is Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., with
a light meal served at 5:30 p.m. All
are invited for good preaching,
singing and wonderful Christian fel-
lowship. For information call (904) .
Youth night
First Assembly of God, 302 South
14th St., Fernandina Beach, invites
you to bring your teens ages 13-20 to
Shift Y6uth Ministries on Saturdays
at 6:30 p.m..
Youth Pastor Andrew Harper is
an anointed young man with-a pas-
sion for the,.~oiuls of the teens irn the
community. Call 261-6448 for more
Discussion groups
Memorial United Methodist
Church invites you to join them for
open discussions of Biblical views on
current events. Three Faithlink
Encounter groups meet weekly and
all are welcome. Sunday morning's
group meets at 11a.m. in MH402
(Maxwell Hall). 4
Two groups meet o,n Wednesdays
at 6 p.m. one group is located at
O'Kanes Irish Pub on Centre Street
and the other group meets at the
Partin Center (white house located
on the MUMC property), For more
information, contact Pastor Hollie at

Sunday School ................................9:30 am
Sunday W orship.............................. 0:45 am
Wednesday AWANA.......................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ...............6:30 pm
Pastor:Bud Long
941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rc107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL32034


Tradllional Family Worship ....... 8 am & 11 am
(weekly communlon at 8 am)
Contemporary Worship ,.. 9:30 am in Maxwell Hall
Sunday School lor alli Ages ....9:30 am & 11 am
Wednesday Oinner (Aug-May) ..........4:45 pm

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

"Discover the Difference" at"
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. I. Neil Hclton
Sunday Worsliip Service 10:30amn
Bible Studly -9aln
Nursery piovicded for all services
Small group studios-Adults 6pr1
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pin
Preschdol and Children Aclivities
Comer of B &kucancr It & (irbinig Riol. irFmn'lma Pn
For More Information Call: 261-9527

An In rrled ni in.Mlonal (IoMllamll y Chinllr
Sunday Services
9 i-i a mi. and 11:15 a.m.
You are welcome here!
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signs to the Plantation Chlapel.

Rev. Jose Kallukallsm
Saturday Vigl Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday Vigil Mass 7 pm Spanish Mass
Salirday 4 pm Mass at Yuloe Unried Methodisl Church
Sunday Masses Ocl-Aprll I am- 9:30 am
11am -12:30pm
Daily Mass- 8:30 am Mon, Wed,Thurs & Fri.
6pm- Tons
Iloly Oay Masses Vigil 0 6 pm; tlnly Day-8:30 am, s pn
Confessions: Salirday 3 pm 3:45 pm or hy apple
Parish ONice: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number: 904-277-6566

New Vision
Church. UCC
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First Baptist
Fernandina Beach
9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM


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

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

20 Suritli th Street 261-4907
Rev. Darienr K. Boilden SI:, 1'astor
The (htrn'ch
in the HTiart of the Cil
l'th the Desire to be in the
Heart 1f All Peoprle
Sunday ,New Almnhers Class 9 a.m.

Sunday Service ...l.1030 aamm
Bible Study.....hol 9:30 a.m.
,foirning Wornshp II p .Hnt.
Suln esdfa' y' Noon-iiA Pra.'yIer
Wlidnesday Mid-week Service... 7-900 pm
Amnistri': tns & t N 'ut, 'Con/s. Singles,

family/ l'ship Center
Sunday Service . .10:30 anm
Bible Study . . . .9:30 am
Wednesday Service... 7:00 pm
85031 Landover Drive
Yulee, Fl

Innot,0,i/6e sO,'/. Co mporafusic.,
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yuleo, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
I(dlricdihle Childemn Ministrios
Monting u 10:30am Sunday
Youllh Prolrm Wed, P 6:30pmn
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Dr. Bill Ydedell. Interim Pastor
Sunday School . ......... .. 9:48nm
Worship Service ............11:00m
Evening Worship .............6:00pm
Wednesday Night Supper ...... .:00pm
Encounter Youth Group .6:30pm-8:00pm
Wednesday Prayer Service ...... 7:00pm
736 Bonnlevlew Road
Nursery provided
Find us on Facsbook:
Five Points Baptist Encounter Youth


)6362 Blackrockl Rd., Ytilee
all Powver
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Sulndrly Morning Wolship Sorvlcn -10:30 am
Sunday School 9"15 am
Sunday Evo.ning Wolshlip Solvice ('00 pm
AWANA Wednesday 6:30 8:30 pm
Wodnnsday Sorvic 7'00 pm
Nisoery Provided
www.blnckrockbaplsl.cOt i

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Doug Sides, Senior Pastor
Morning Services 8:15 and 11:00 am
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wodnosday Prayer Mooring 6:30 pm
Wodnosaday Children 6:30 pm
WVdnosday 'Overfow Youth G:30 pm
Nursery Provided For All Services
85971 Harts Rd. 904-225.5128
Yutle, FL 32097
www.Yuloobnptistcurch 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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FRIDAY, APRIl. 19,2013 LEISURE News-Leader


The slate of nature photography classes
for the 7th annual Wild Amelia Nature
Festival, set for May 17-19, is now posted at
www.wildamelia.com. There are new offer-
ings, some new professional instructors and a
never-before offered behind-the-scenes early
morning "Zoo Photography" workshop. Class
size is limited. Early registration is encour-
aged. Classes are offered each day of the
three-day festival at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. The workshops will be
held on location. For questions contact Steve
Leimberg, coordinator, at 491-0474 or
Bank exhibit
"Sense of Place," a multi-media exhibit by
local artists Jane Bentley Gaskins, Jim
McKinney, Louise Mozena and Paula
Porterfield-Izzo, is on exhibit through the sec-
ond week of June on the second floor of First
Coast Community Bank, 1750 South 14th St.,
sponsored by The Island Art Association. The
exhibit may be viewed during bank hours,
closed Saturdays and Sundays.
This vibrant show includes paintings in
watercolor and acrylic, photography on
unique surfaces, and fiber art using photogra-
phy, fabric and machine stitchery to create
images. All the art is on sale through the
Island Art Association, 18 N. Second St. Visit
www.islandart.org for details or call 261-7020.
La Florida
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens,
829 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, presents La
Florida: 500 Years of Florida Art. The exhibi-
Stion, on view through Oct. 6, celebrates 500
years of Florida art and consists of 40 pieces
including oil paintings, watercolors, sculp-
t(res, earthenware, surfboards and video..
The purpose is to highlight The Cummer's
permanent collection of art from Florida as
well as other pieces from museums, galleries,
local artists and collectors throughout the
state. For information, including hours, visit
The Seventh Street Gallery, 14 S. Seventh
St., has on exhibit the artistry of two island
photographers- William Birdsong and James
Ekstrom. Both find inspiration in the natural
.world seeing the beauty in it, sometimes
enticing it to reveal itself. Their medium per-
mits them to stop time, letting us see the
uniqueness, color, shapes, and wonder of the
life that surround us.
The show can be viewed April 20 and 27
during the farmers' market hours, 9 a.m.-1
p.m. This historic property is not handicap
accessible. For questions, directions and

alternative viewing limes, call 432-8330.
Kids'art& more
The following art classes are available for
ages three years through to teens at the
Island Art Association Education Center, 18
N. Second St. All classes are free, all materials
furnished, thanks to a grant from the Florida
Blue Arts & Cultural Education Program.and
the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville.
Space is limited. Call the Island Art
Association Gallery, 261-7020, to register:
Children's Art, 10-11 a.m. and 11:15-
12:15 p.m. for ages 6-9, April 20, with Anne
Middle School Art, 1-2:15 p.m. for ages
10-13, April 20, with Howden;
Afternoon Art, 1-3 p.m. and 3:30-5:30
p.m. for ages 6-12, April'22, with Howden.
Also available at the Education Center is
the Portrait Workshop, Tuesday nights and
occasional Saturdays. Contact Paul Massing
at 321-0738.
Thursday is open studio from 9 a.m.-noon.
Contact Gretchen.Williams at 491-3171. The
Photography Group meets the fourth
Thursday of the month. Contact Pat Hooks at
277-2595. Visit www.islandart.org.
Sundayart fair
Yulee's Arts and Crafts Fair takes place in
front of Joe's Produce and Deli, on A1A at the
Deer Walk strip, Sunday afternoons. Enjoy
works by Chad Bridges, Ed Green, Luigi
Bresciani, D.G.Fisher, Helen Sherrhouse,
Toni Cenicola, Shutter House, Paula Winkle,
Pat C., Sue and Sally, Darwin Reynolds, Mary
Dyer and Dian Russell. All are welcome.
Bill Maurer conducts ongoing watercolor
-and sketch workshops on Thursday and
Friday. Pencil sketching meets at 10 a,m.
Thursday at the Amelia Island Coffee Shop
and leaves to sketch around town, weather
permitting. The watercolor workshop meets
1:30-4 p.m. Friday.
Drop-in fee is $40, or pay $210 for six
weeks. Call Bill at 261-8276 for details.
Ritz exhibit
The Ritz Theatre and Museum marks the
20-year milestone of "Through Our Eyes,"
Jacksonville's longest running visual art
exhibit showcasing new works by African
American Artists. 'Through Our Eyes 2012"
features 20 artists in a special exhibit titled
"20/20 Perfect Vision." It is on display
through June 30 in the gallery of the Ritz
Theatre and Museum, 829 N. Davis St.,
For information on gallery hours, tours
and exhibit related activities, visit www.ritz-
jacksonville.com or call (904) 632-5555.

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Actors on the set of "Preserve," filming in St. Marys, Ga., scramble to escape scav-

Film alliance secures projects
ST MARYS, Ga. Film organized everything to ducers say about filming in
producer Kim Murray had assure everyone's safety on Camden County, and that
such a great experience film- the set." goes a long way to selling
ing in Camnden County in Wayne Degan, who wrote them on our area," Vaught
January of this year, she con- "Preserve," has collaborated continued. "We're in the busi-
tacted the Coastal Georgia with Herron on other film ness of 'repeat business' so we
Film Alliance (CGFA) to see projects and wrote "Preserve" want to make sure everything
about filming a short there in after touring the paper mill in the filming process is han-
the near future. site during a recent film pro- died professionally."
Murray is the producer of duction. Since its formation in 2010,
"The Prisoner," the locally Degan said, "One of my the Coastal Georgia Film
shot film directed by interna- mentors, Robert Rodriquez of Alliance has facilitated the
tional award-winning director Sin City fame, once said, 'If production of two television
Mahmoud Shoulizadeh, you don't have the big money, pilots, two full-length film fea-
whose film "Noora" took first shoot around what you have.' tures, two television series,
place in the 49th International The property in St. Marys def- four film shorts, one video
Film Festival ofTaormina in initely drove the concept of production and another short
Italy Murray's new project is this film." has been secured for the near
called "Mime in a Box" and is "Preserve" takes place 170 future.
set to film soon in Camden years after a major disaster CGFA's first project, "Eye
County. that drove survivors under- of the Hurricane," in which
last week, Coastal Georgia ground. Humans are re- hundreds of locals were
Film Alliance co-founders emerging topside as the film employed as extras, has been
Doug Vaught and Barbara focuses on four people seek- distributed in Canada and
Ryan scouted locations with ing safety in a rough world. South America and is current-
the creators of "Mime in a "These survivors are a lot ly under negotiation for
Box." According to the film's like the pioneers in the early release in the United States
writer, Samad Banks, the days of America," Degan said. throtigh The Hallmark
short is very "Twilight "Fighting the need to be com- Channel.
Zonish" in its plot and presen- placent, they leave a comfort- Vaught said, "Every film
tatitn, and will involve local able place to explore life and project, no matter how small,
extras as talent. improve their lot." in some way contributes to
It was a busy day in "Georgia's 'up to 30 per- the local economy. Local serv-
Camden for film projects. On cent tax credits' for filmmak- ices such as hotels, car
the same day, Vaught and ers is a compelling reason for rentals, carpenters, electri-
Ryan facilitated the filming of filmmakers to come to the cians, retail stores, restau-
"Preserve," an apocalyptic area," said Vaught, who also rants and more benefit. And
short that was written specifi- serves as chair of CGFA. "But with websites like onlocation-
cally for its film location-the with so many locales to Ivacati6ol.com bei'hiftij "'*'
old paper mill site in St. choose front, and the Iptentiallmoire andmore popular, film'
Marys. Ga. of economic impact to a com- tourism can be a valuable mar-
Brandon Herron brought munity so desirable, bringing ket segment for us in the
his film crew into Camden for film projects to an area can be future."
shooting after his positive very competitive." Vaught went on to say that
experience filming "The Man Vaught said that the the CGFA continues to build
Who Would Not Shake Coastal Georgia Film Alliance its resource base, just recently
Hands," based on a Stephen works closely with the state of adding the St. Marys Down-
King short story. Georgia to fulfill location town Merchants Association
Herron said, "The Coastal requests and to make sure as a formal economic partner.
Georgia Film Alliance people that filmmakers have a posi- For more information about
are the ones that made this tive experience. the Coastal Georgia Film
happen. We've had such an "When filmmakers visit the Alliance, visit www.coastalge-
outpouring of support from Film Alliance website orgiafilm.org. To learn how to
the Alliance, who provided all (www.coastalgeorgiafilm.org), become affiliated with CGFA,
the extras we needed and they hear what previous pro- call (912) 729-1103.

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Board named
National League of Junior
Cotillions, Nassau County
Chapter, has announced its
Advisory Board for the 2013-
14 season. Members are
Bryan and Stacy Alvar6, Stacy
Canerday, Rachel Cole, Susan
DeVane, Alison Douglas, Pilar
Eisenhour, Mary Hawkins,
Debbie Johnson, Rosemarie
Llerandi, Ginger Mock, Janet
Powell, Karen Prescott,
Bonnie Southwick, Teresa
Spence, Pam Steadman, Lisa
Waas, Kendell and Lori
Wilkinson and Erika Zigm-mer-
man. Honorary Advisory
Board members include Dr.
Suellen Rodeffer and Vicki
Says Lynn Dempsey, direc-
tor of the local Junior
Cotillions, "We are delighted
to have these people assisting
with our Cotillion program.'
The National League of
Junior Cotillions is an eti-
quette and social dancing
training program that involves
students nationwide. For
information call 556-2916 or
email lynn.dempsey@
The Federated Republican
Women of Nassau County will
present two young ladies with
$1,500 college scholarships in
honor of Marilyn Evans-Jones,
a former state legislator, sup-
porter of and activist for the
Republican Party in Nassau
County. She is the founder of
the Federated Republican
Women of Nassau County and
was instrumental in establish-
ing the Teenage Republican
Club and Young Republican
Club in Nassau County.
Students must be a female
Nassau County resident and a
senior in high school; be a
registered Republican and/or
a member of the Teenage
Republican Club; plan to
attend a two-year or four-year
college or university; provide
a list of current classes,
extracurricular activities, com-
munity service, work activities
and interests: and submit an
essay answering: Why do you
believe thatryou, area good;!ii, ....
recipietit for this scholarship?
Deadline is April 22.
Applications are at www.nas-
saugop.org/frwn and may be
mailed to PO. Box 1338,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035
or emailed to frwnassau@
The scholarships will be
given at the May 10 luncheon.
Republican Party of Florida
Chairman Lenny Curry will
Coffee House
Fernandina Beach Middle
School hosts its 11th annual
Literary Magazine Coffee
House at 6:30 p.m. April 25 at
the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center.
The coffee house debuts
the school's annual literary
magazine, Smorgasbord, All
You Can Read. Created
by students for students,
the magazine celebrates cre-
ativity through word and
images, providing a forum
for student voice and expres-
The public is welcome.
Admission is $5 for children
and $10 for adults and buys a
copy of the magazine and
refreshments. For information
contact Heather Stefanski at

Home Education
Resources & Information
(HERD is hosting the 2013
Curriculum Convention at the
Prime E Osborn Convention
Center in Jacksonville June
28-29 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. This
event is open to all and will
offer workshops on home-
schooling for the new home-
schooler and veteran. HJERI is
a nonprofit organization locat-
ed on the west side of Jack-
sonville and serving home-
schoolers in Northeast
Early registration for non-
HERI members is $32 (per
family) or $42 at the door.
Visit www.homeschool-life.

public.cfm?memberid=1083 or
email herijax@yahoo.com.
The Vibe in Yulee is offer-
ing art instruction with Susan
Dahl, with six-week sessions
and small, personalized class-
es of all kinds. Call or come by
for details.
The Vibe is located at
464073 SR 200, Unit 14,
behind Verizon. Call 432-7146.
Space is limited.


FBHS bands ranked Superior"
The-Fernandina Beach High School Jazz and Symphonic bands and Winter Guard achieved "Superior" ratings at the recent district evalua-
tions in Jacksonville. Superior is the highest rating awarded at the Florida Bandmasters Association Music Perfornlance Assessment. All three
groups qualified to go to the statewide evaluations.
The Symphonic Band, front row, from left, includes Emmy Clark, Jill Leavy-Steele, Zoe Thompson, Rachel Pittman, Gretchen Hawkins,
Colette Murphy, Jenny Arnold, Melia Denmark, Rene Pittman, Katie Lawson, Kenzie Porter, Natali Shafer, Mackenzie Monoghan, Julia Clark
and Kaela Raper. Back row, Keith Davidson, Jomithan Tremel, Kyle Davidson, Isaac Blair, Tom Taylor, Brian Camp, Ian Harrison and Tristan
Duncan. Not pictured are Luke Baine, Cody Chaplin, Hannah Coakley, Katie Davis, Greg Eberwine, Bryson Fleming, Emily Kirkendall, Trent
Kirkendall, Jilliam Lunt, Tessa Pirkola, Pressley Rushing, Ashley Taylor, Wesley 'wiggs, Adrian Walker and Amelia Wilson.

The FBHS Winte.r Guard includes, above left, back row, Tristan Duncan, Caleb Shedd, Kyle Davidson, Bryson Fleming and Luke Baine. Third":
row, Gita Demertsidis, Kimberlee Moore, Emmy Clark, Hannah Duke, Lajeffrica Smith and Jillian Lunt. Second row, Marie Chaffee, Emily
Kirkendall and Mindy Sorensen. First row, Emma Owens, Hannah Coakley and Rene Pittman. Director is Jeanne Abrew.
The FBHS Jazz Band includes, above right, front row, from left, Jill Leavy-Steele, Emmy Clark and Julia Clark. Back row are Tristan Duncan,
Adrian Walker, Luke Baine, Sam Harris (seated), Cody Chaplin and Brian Camp. Not pictured are Drew Benudiz, Keith Davidson, Katie Davis,
Greg Eberwine, Bryson Fleming, lan Harrison, Cody Norton, Tessa Pirkola and Tom Taylor.

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Dental lesson
Fernandina Beach Christian Academy welcomed Dr. Rodeffer and
Dr. Minor of Rodeffer, Garner and Minor Orthodontics, who gave
lessons on dental care and showed students how to brush their
teeth. Students also brushed and flossed "Joey" the kangaroo's teeth.
Arrange to visit Fernandina Beach Christian Academy, Principal
Frank Vacirca, by calling 491-5664. The academy is accepting appli-
cations for the 2013-14 school year., Learn more at www.fernandi-

Congratulations to Savannah Coleman, Autumn and Austin Dunham,
and Aja Evans, the winners of the Coalition for the Reduction/
Elimination of Ethnic Disparities in Health (CREED) 2013 "Let the
Truth be Told" essay contest. The topic was: "Breaking the Cycle of
Childhood Obesity." The top four entries received a laptop computer.
Special thanks to John Coverdell, Courtney T. Shelby and Richard
Cook for their continued support and commitment to helping develop
future leaders. The contest was held at the Martin Luther King Center
on March 16.


ACT camps
Amelia Community Theatre begins registration
for summer theater camps on April 20. The tradi-
tional one-week camp for ages 7-12 will be June 10-
14, with a registration fee of $50. Campers attend
morning sessions and learn basic skills, with a per-
formance June 14.
New this summer is a two-week Broadway
Musical Theatre Camp for ages 7-16. All campers
will perform on the ACT main stage in the produc-
tion of "Honk! Jr.," a musical retelling of the ugly
duckling story.
MusicalTheatre Camp is July 15-19 and July 22-
27. Children ages 7-11 attend morning sessions
only, with a registration fee of $120; ages 12-16
attend until 3 p.m., with a registration fee of $150.
Kristin Sakamoto, a musical theater professional
for 22 years, is the Musical Theatre Camp director.
She performed as a singer/dancer at Walt Disney
World for eight years and has taught numerous
musical theater camps and classes to both children
and adults. She has served as a music director,
director, choreographer and/or performer for over
50 productions in both community and professional
theaters across Florida and North Carolina.
To register visit
www.ameliacommunitytheatre.org and download
the camp forms and register at the ACI Store or
call 261-6749 or email the theater, actheatrc@latl.iel.
Class sizes are limited. ACT is located at 207 and
209 Cedar St.
Young adults ages 17-20 may apply to the AC'I
Apprentice program to serve as an assistant dir.c-

tor for the Musical Theatre Camp. For an applica-
tion or information, contact the theater'by June 1 at
(261-6749) or act healre@att.net.
Coop camp
The Amelia Island Parent Co-(perative
Preschool is offering six one-week summer camps,
June 3-July 19. Themes are Lets Get Physical, Fairy
Princess & Superhcro Training Camp, Heading for
the Wild, Wild West, Little Space Travelers, Natural
Wonders Week and Ulnder the Sea. Camps are for
ages 3-5. Times are 9 a.m.-l p.m. (call about extend-
ed care until 3 p.m.). Part-time (3 days/week) is $65
and full-time is $95 (5 days/week). Call 261-1161 for
more information or go to www.ail)cp).org. The
school is located at 5040 First Coast Hwy., next to
tIn.' I)omec Healing Cenler.
Gymnastics camps
Fantastic Gymnastic Summer Camps will be held
June 24-27 and July 23-26 from 9 a.m.-noon.
Discount offered if attending Iboth calls. Fee is $85
for registered gymnast or $95 for non-registered.
Ages 4 and up. Fantastic also offers the Fantastic
All-Star Cheerlcading program held for minii-(cam
ages 5-11 and junior/senior team ages 12-18. They
have already started. New location is 96070 Chester
Road (behind Publix in Yulee). Call 225-0022 or
e-mail Fan iasticgylm@m sn.coim or visit
Fa lilaslicgynlcon1.
Camp Explore
IFern:iidiln lIeach Christian Academy, located at
First IIaptist Clhurchli on South Eighth Street, is

offering summer camps. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon
unless otherwise noted. Minimum 20 campers. Fee
per camp is $100 and includes T-shirt. For informa-
tion arid to register visit FernandinaChrisian
Academy.com or contact Shannon Hogue, camp
coordinator, at shannon.hogue@fbcaknights.com.
Pirates and Princess Camp, ages 4 and 5, June 3-
7, offers science experiments, culinary arts, drama
and more. Camp Explore Jr., June 10-14, for upcom-
ing kindergarten to upcoming second grade. Make
your own slime, ice cream and lots of other experi-
ments. Camp Explore Sr., June 24-28, for upcoming
third to upcoming fifth grade. Is it magic or science?
Register and find out. Fiesta Spanish Campj r., June
24-28, for upcoming kindergarten to upcoming sec-
ond grade. Have a blast learning Spanish and the
Spanish culture. Make your own pinata, try Spanish
foods and more. Fiesta Spanish Camp Sr., June 24-
28, 12:30- 3:30 p.m., for upcoming third to upcoming
sixth grade. Learn conversational Spanish, cook
Spanish foods and learn about the Spanish culture.
Creative Minds, Active Hands Art Camp, July 8-12,
for upcoming kindergarten to upcoming third
grade. Create artwork using a variety of mediums.
Summer programs
Early Impressions, behind Verizon in Yulce,
offers weekly summer programs; arts and karate
camps; dance, cheer, jazz, and hip hop camps. A
Princess Party is scheduled, a Potluck in lthe Park, a
Karate Showcase, dance recital, two graduations
and more. All welcome. Visit www.earlyinpressions-
fl.com for details, call 432-7146 or visit 464073 SR
200. Unit 14.




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102 Lost & Found 206 Child Care 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 Produce 621 Garder!Lawr EquipmEnt 802 Mobile Homes 815 KirgslandSt rlarv, 860 Homes-Unfurnished
103 Tn Memorlar 207 Business Opportun.ry 501 Equipment 6u0 appoince- 6-,2 Planrr.s'eed, Fertilizer 803 Mobile Home Llat. 8a Camrden Counrt 861, ..arr,. I irr.-
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with providing dental care to our
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OFFICES hiring for multiple part-
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Qualified Medical Assistant needed for
a fast paced medical office In
Fernandina. This person will be
required to provide assistance to
physician, MUST be a team player and
have a great attitude with 2-3 yrs exp.
Good pay and great benefits. Apply by
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part of one of the largest furniture
showrooms in the Southeast! .
Part-time Office Assistant opportunity
available with Lott's Furniture at store
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201 Help Wanted
DENTAL HYGIENIST A friendly local
family dental practice is looking for an
energetic full time dental hygienist.
Florida RDH required. Send resume to:
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to Amelia Gentle Dentistry, 1699 5.
14th #21, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
part time staff. Saturday mandatory.
Flexible hours otherwise. Fax resume
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who love to work, love natural foods
and will love our customers.
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Nassau County has an. opening for a
Shelter/Center Attendant with Animal
Control at $10.38 hourly plus benefits.
Requires high school diploma or GED
and one year of Animal Shelter Control
experience. Completion of euthanasia
certification within one year of hire.
Must possess valid drivers license.
Applications will be accepted thru April
29, 2013 and can be obtained in the
Human Resources Department located
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FL 32097. Phone (904)491-7332 or
fax (904)321-5797. EOE/M/F/D/V Drug
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Candidate must be able to take
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ability to process a high volume of
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(904)261-5040 or apply in person at:
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201 Help Wanted
PATCHINGTON, a women's specialty
store In business for 40+ years, has
Immediate openings for FT (benefits)
Store Manager, and PT Sales Associate
on Amelia Island.
Mgr: Prefer 3+ yrs retail mgmt exp,
esp In boutique setting. Proven ability
to think strategically, understand
business, lead/motivate; be Involved In
all aspects of store ops.
Sales Assoc: Prefer 6+ mo retail exp
selling women fashions, accessories.
Requires team-oriented; positive
attitude; lead by example; Integrity,
Quality, and Partnership; computer
literate. Flexible schedule, weekend
and nights required.
R6sumb w/cover letter to
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SPECIALIST Non-profit organization
Is seeking someone experienced in
working with developmentally disabled
individuals, to be a backup teacher
who is also able to drive them to and
from their homes as a backup driver
occasionally. Must have a high school
diploma or GED. Position has future
F/T potential. Call (904) 225-9355.

204 Work Wanted
Wood Replacement
Docks, Decks, Siding 0
Licensed/Insured. (904)206-0005
start as low as $25. Lawn
maintenance. Specializing In weed
control and dollar weed control.
DOMESTIC DIVAS do office and
residentialcleanlng. Please call us at
(904)465-0162. www.domestlcdiva-


601 Garage Sales
MOVING SALE FrI 4/19, Sat 4/20 &
Sun 4/21, 85438 Dick King Rd, Yulce.
Everything must go. Come by, let's
make a deal. 9am-3pm.

Sat. 4/20, 8:30am-lpm. Follow signs
to the end of lean Lafitte Blvd., south
of Jasmine St. Multiple houses with
many Items for sale.

INSIDE & OUTSIDE Rain or shine.
Sat. 4/20, 9am-lpm. Fresh baked
goods, local crafters, antiques &
unique, at The Barn in Yulee, 850918
Hwy 17, Yulee.

GARAGE SALE Sat. 4/20, 9am-12
noon. Household items, yard tools,
tools, clothing, deer racks & head
mounts, and some furniture. Moving
soon. 5378 Florence Point Dr. (F)

GARAGE SALE 199 River Oaks Dr.,
F.B. Sat. 4/20, 8am-? Household
goods, glassware, wall art, lighting
fixtures, (2) din. sets, more furniture,
& much more.

LIQUIDATION Sterling silver flat-
ware, Jewelry, collectibles & antiques.
10K, 14K, 18K & platinum jewelry,
diamonds, engagement rings, new &
used gifts from store Inventory,
furniture, & other Items too numerous
to mention. See you on Fri. 4/19 from
9am-3pm & Sat. 4/20 from 10am-lpm
at 34 N. 14th St., Fernandlna Beach,
FL. On 4/20 most Items (exceptions
Include all jewelry) will be 1/2 off.

SAT. 4/20, 8AM-? 95287 Leo Dr.,

FRI. 4/19 & SAT. 4/20 8am-noon.
1615 Broome St. Antiques, furniture,
golf, beach cruisers, baby, misc. (F)

AIRLINE CAREERS Train for 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
assistance. Computer & financial aid if
qualified. SCHEV authorized. 888-203-
3179, www.CenturaOnllne.com. ANF
home. *Medical, *Business, *Crlminal
Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement
assistance. Computer & financial aid if
qualified. SCHEV authorized. (800)443-
5186, www.CenturaOnline.com. ANF

good home. 6-1/2 mos. old. Contact
Sue Ann Dawson (904)415-4592.
- for sale. Ready 5/1. Call if 100%
interested. (904)415-9231



601 Garage Sales
MOVING SALE Cross country, every-
thing goes cheaplll Tools, ladder; floor
fan, sofa, bookcase, Ikea bedroom,
kitchen, rugs. No junk, no clothes.
Sat., 8ami-lpm. Courtney Isles #4211
behind Target. Look for signs. (904)

ESTATE SALE -.April 18, 19 & 20,
8am-5pin. High end furniture & acces-
sories, antiques, kitchen, bedroom,
clothing, & much more. 610 Spanish
Way East (Isle de Mal subd). No
children please.

MULTI-FAMILY Sat. 4/20, 8am.
845 Ellen St. Art, furniture, designer
clothes, & household Items.

MOVING SALE North Hampton. Sat.
4/20, 8am-lpm. 85020 Sagaponack
Dr. Furniture, custom draperies,

Sat. 4/20, 9am-lpm. A1A to Amelia
Concourse to North Hampton Club
Way. Multiple homes participating.

602 Articles for Sale
MOVING SALE Antique fum., rattan
living room set, tables, computer/TV
armoire, fax machine, pictures/
accessories. By appt. Cash or certified
check only. (904)261-2766

chaise, oak chair, oak desk and chair.
Great condition. Please call (904)321-

613 Television
America's top satellite providers
DIRECTV plans starting at $29.99/mo
for 12 mos after Instant rebate. Get
the best In entertainment. (800)253-
0519. ANF


I 701 Boats & Trailers
unsinkable. Suitable for fresh or salt
water. $2698 New NOW $899. Call
YEAR 1999 Rigid Inflatable Boat -
Caribe TX15 w/70HP, trailer, cover &
Bimini convertible top. Garage kept.
Great condition. Call (904)412-8969.
17 FT SEA PRO with trailer, motor
like new, custom T-top, dual batteries
dual bait wells, many extras. Call

703 Sports Equipment
Semi-loader; like new, with Redfleld 3-
9 scope, sling, and travel case. Call


603 Miscellaneous 1 802 Mobile Homes I

FOR SALE Pool Table, excellent
condition. $100. Call (904)252-7539.

from inflation by owning physical gold
or silver. Tax-free, hassle-free
rollovers. Free "Gold Guide". American
Bullion (800)527-5679. ANF

MOBILE HOME For Sale. 1979
Skyline, 12x61, 2BR/IBA, very good
condition. Have title & ready to move.
$4,000. (904)583-4459
acre with mobile homes, near 95.
$42,000. Owner financed. Will consider
rent to own. Call (904)225-0811.

812 Amelia Drive
ASF 1448

Real Estate, Inc.
& I -

1334 Atlantic Avenue, 3BR/IBA
*19 S. 14th Street, $850 + util.Available
* Amelia Lakes, I BR/IBA $800
* 3BR/2BA home on Lofton Creek
2,600 sq.ft, Dock, garage/workshop,
Large lot, gourmet kitchen, many
other bonus's $1,950/mo. Plus utilities.
2BRIIBA Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher.
Across the street from the beach.'All
until, wi-fi,TV & phone.
*3BR/3BA townhome in Sandpiper
Loop $1450/wk plus taxes & cleaning
*Two 800sf Office/Retail spaces, can be
joined for one, 1,600 sq ft space,AIA
next to Peacock Electric $12/sq. ft +
CAM &Tax
*Amelia Park Unit B small office (2
rooms) with bath, 576 sq. ft.
$1050/mo. + sales tax.
*Five Points Village 1,200 sq. ft.AIA/S
8th St. exposure Great for retail,
services, or office. $1,200/mo +sales
*Amelia Park Unit E (14th St frontage)
- 910 approx. sq.ft., 3 offices, reception
area, kitchen & bathroom. $1450/mo.
+ utilities.
* 1839 S. 8th St. adjacent to .Huddle
House, 1,800 sq.ft. $1700/mo. lease +
tax. Sale also considered.

97045 Eightfold Path
ASF 3427

Find out how

you can help:

(904) 321.2000 or


* Warehouse 2,750 SF
w/3 Offices. New Price:

*Class A Office Space
mid-Island 1,200 to 6,00
SF Move-in ready,

*Cafe Tuinkey Low
rent great location

* Retail space Sadler Rd.
Now $12 psf

We offer buyer and
tenant representation
Please contact us for
your commercial
real estate needs to
buy, sell or lease.

Phil Griffin
Broker GRI
608 S. 8th St. Fernandina Beach, FL

31185 Grassy Pae Due
ASF 2043

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Saturday, April 20 1 PM-4PM

Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medical Management.
Job placement assistance. Computer and
Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized.

Call 888-203-3179


97292 Pirates Way
3BR/3BA ASF 3164

Sunday, April 21 1 PM-4PM

97045 Eightfold Path
4BR/3BA ASF 3427
$396,000 .,



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

806 Waterfront
Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
(904) 261-4066 for Information. C.H.
Lasscrre, Realtor.

817 Other Areas
- Oceanfront lot in Holden Beach &.
17+/- acre water front tract in
Hertford, NC. Direct ICW access,
selling regardless of prices in excess or
$399,000 on the day of the auction,
4/29 at 8am to 5/9 at 3pm, Iron Horse
Auction Co., Inc. (800)997-2248.
NCAL3936. www.ironhorseauction.com.

851 Roommate Wanted
TO SHARE 2BR duplex on First Ave.
Your part.$400 plus 1/2 all utilities.
(404)394-0382 or (904)306-6569.

852 Mobile Homes
$800. Owens Farm Rd., Yulee. Call
(904)225-5491 for information.

97048 DIAMOND ST. Available
5/1/13. 3BR/2BA DW. $850/mo. +
$850 deposit. Call Palm III Rentals

YULEE 3BR/2BA SW. $695/mo. Small
pet. Water inc. Rent to own available.
18 Deer Ln. Call (904)501-5999,

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[ 852 Mobile Homes 1858 Condos-Unfurnishedl

campground. Weekly or monthly. All Available 6/1/13. $1000/mo. + $1000
utilities & WIFI Included. (904)225-5577. deposit. Call Palm III Rentals (904)

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

ON ISLAND 2 & 3 SWMH in park
starting $175 wk/$695 mo + dep &
uttis. 261-5034 Also, Efficiency nd 1BR
apartment at beach.

855 Apartments
fishing off, dock. No smoking. (904)

AT BEACH Eff. $145wk /$575mo,
1BR $225wk/ $895mo + dep. inc utils.
ALSO 3BR SWMH in park starting $195
wk/$750 mo + utils + dep. 261-5034,

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"

3BR/2BA TOP FLOOR of duplex. 1
block from ocean, large deck, applia-
nces included, very nice $1,150/mo
plus deposit. (904) 583-0095

835 ELLEN 2BR/1.5BA. Bedrooms
upstairs. W/D hookups. $895. Nick
Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006

k 5 Units Available
1250 sq.ft.
Each unit different floor
plan starting at $1000
month with year lease.
We pay garbage, sewer
& water, and outside
Call for more information


One Bedroom $515/mo.

Limited Time Offer

Cio' Apartments
with Country
Close to schools &
20 minutes to

* WID Connrcions
* Large Closetl
* Prirma Patios
* Sparling P,,ot
* Tennis Coam
* Exercise Room

Eastwooc aks

(904) 845-2922
37149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FL
Aton.-Fri. 8 :30-5:30
Sal. /Sun. by Appl.

Paradise 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe condos
in gated, lakeside community with 24/7
fitness ctr, .resort-style pool, tennis &
more! Lots of upgrades! Starting at
Just $749/mo! Call Tammy for our
spring special at (904)415-6969
SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA in gated
community, W/D included, 1 car
garage, community pool, 10 min. to
the beach. Avail. 5/15/13. $950/mo. +
utilities. Call (954)444-9484.

860 Homes-Unfurnished
86287 EVERGREEN PL. Available
now. 4BR/2BA house. $1300/mo. +
$1300 deposit. Call Palm III Rentals
4BR/3BA near beach. Gourment
kitchen, FP, 2 walk-in closets, W/D,
alarm system, 2-car garage. $1900/
mo. (804)545-3979 or (703)577-8384
cor for the most recent Information
on Long Term Rentals. Updated Daily.
Chaplin Williams Rentals, The Area's
Premier Rental Company
spacious bonus room home in good,
quiet neighborhood near high school.
All kitchen appliances, FP, large fenced-
in yard. Recently updated with eco-
friendly faux wood floors. Pets
considered. 203 Seawood Dr.
$1,400/mo. Call (904)557-6501.

861 Vacation Rentals
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
6/1 (no short term). Furnished,
3BR/2BA, CH&A, 1 block to quite
beach. $1,950/mo, (904) 277-8105.
Mountains. River overlook, cozy, well
furnished, majestic views. Peaceful.
$550.a week. Call (904)757-5416.

863 Office
space from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft.
Includes utilities, Internet, common
area receptionist, conference room,
break room, & security. For info call

865 Warehouse
warehouse with 12 x 15 foot office and
bath. (2) 12 x 12 foot roll up doors.
24248 Lynndale Rd. Call Jim Deal 261-
6230 or cell 415-0423.

901 Automobiles
2005 ACURA MDX great condition in
& out, 84,000 miles, non-smoking car,
meticulously maintained. Silver ext,
black int, looks almost like new. Trailer-
towing package (5000#), sunroof,
seats 7, was just safety-checked by
local dealer. $12,575 (Almost $4,000
below Blue Book). (571) 345-6150.


A private, non-proiit agency that assists
NassaL Coi:tv families who need food,
S l 'iti:c' For information, call: 904,261.7000

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will ensure a brighter tomorrow.

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River Pace is a private enclave of 22 homes each with
breathtaking views from their private decks and porches.
River place features private boat access and on abun-
dance of premium amenities. Each residence is three
stories with over 3.200 square feet of living space and
comes with a garage.

New Estote Home under construction in the luxurious gated
community of The Preserve at Summer Beach. The San
Terenzo floorplan is a spacious 3-4 bedroom/3 both floor plan
with approx 3018 sf of living space. Impessive Exterior!
Elegant Interior!

Beautifully furnished Medlterranean-style oceanfront villa Build your dream home on this gorgeous lot in the private
located just steps away from'the pool and the ocean, gated. community of Golfside South at Summer Beach.
Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle7 Sensational fitness area Membership to The Golf Club of Amelia Island is included,
and tennis courts on site, A must see!
MLS# 58284 $599,000 MLS# 56049 $269,900

Beautlfully wooded lot that backs ip to a lush preserve
area, Exceptional lot to build onl Just a short walk or leisure-
ly bike ride to the beach,

MLS# 56098

These large two story oceanfront townhouses offer maxi-
mum square footage, double car garages, three bedrooms
and three and one and ane half baths. Outrigger Villas Is a part of
Sunmmr Beach Village and his it's own private swimming
pool cnd access to centrally located tennis courts.
Prices start at,$713,500

Beautiful 3BR/2BA Penthouse unit with lorge balcony Fantastic
location with goigeoLus expansive views. Onsite Manogement,
game room and numerous other amefnties. Perfect for second
home or rental unit.


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Beautiful oceanfront en unit townhome Is located in the
gated, intimate Ocean Village community In Suimmer
Beach. Just steps away flom the sandy teach, nmjestic
ocean and private comrmin-ly pool. Offering three BR,
3 1/2 BA and 2-car garages,

MLS# 59162


Summer Beach is our address not our boundary!

(800) 322-7448
(904) 261-0624

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5456 First Coast Highway Amelia Island, FL 32034

$234,900 MLS# 59180



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