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FRIDAY. MAY 3 2013/24 PAGES 2 SECTIONs fbnewsleadercom

Homicide, yes, but self-defense or murder?

Out of work, estranged from his
wife and desperate for money, James
Perry Turnage Jr. sought a ride from
*his Yulee landlord to the River City
shopping center in Jacksonville to cash
in his coin stash on Oct. 8,2010. Unable
to get a ride from Kirk Westfall,
Turnage shot the father of three in the
head in:his living room, took his car
and phone, bought supplies and then
fled to South Carolina, where he buried
Westfall's body in a shallow grave in a
fnr, sl He then fled to New Jersey,
where federal agents captured him
days later.
That's the story told by the prose-'
cution, led by Assistant State Attorneys
Steven Siegel and John Kalinowski,
who painted a portrait of Turnage, 47,
as a troubled and-desperate man at his
murder trial in Nassau County Court
this week."

But when he took the stand in his
own.defense, Ttirnage testified that he
had killed Westfall after an argument
.escalated and Westfall stuck a gun in'
his back. In the fray, Turnage shot
Westfall in self-defense, he told the
jury. Afterward, he transported
Westfall's body to Patrick, S.C., where
he buried hirh in a shallow grave in
* Sand Hill State Forest.
The jury began deliberations mid-
afternoon Thursday but had not
reached a verdict at 6:30 p.m. Turnage
faces life in prison if convicted of a
*first-degree murder charge.
Westfall, 51, whose nickname was
"Captain Kirk," had lived in Yulee 25
years after moving from Friendship,
N.Y. He was a member of Iron Workers
Union Local 597 and a veteran of the
U.S. Navy who enjoyed repairing cars
and was the winner of the beard con--
test at the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp
Festival three years in a row. He won
a soccer scholarship in high school

.." ?:
i "' Kirk Westfal
Yulee 25 ye
winner ofthe
**. at the Shrimp
Turnage years i

and had trained in karate.'
Turnage had been staying on
t'I -i i:ll's property off Radio Avenue
after his release from a one-year prison
sentence for criminal mischief. The
men reportedly met through a mutual
friend who was trying to help the con-
victed felon get his life back together.
Walmart at River City employees
testified that Turnage cashed more
than $200 worth of coins and pur-
chased a travel bag about 11:56 p.m.
Oct. 8, 2010, returning to purchase a

ll had lived in
ars and was
beard contest
p Festival three
n a row.


prepaid phone card and car charger
about 1:30 a.m. Oct. 9. Turnage, store
employee Barbara Cockcroft recalled,
appeared "baffled" and "sad" and men-
tioned he was "not so good" because
his wife had left him.
"You could tell he was upset," she
. Law enforcement witnesses, includ-
ing the FBI agents who captured
Turnage in New Jersey, and others
from South Carolina, testified that
Turnage, driving Westfall's car with a

South Carolina tag, led authorities on
car chases in both South Carolina and
New Jersey upon being spotted on sep-
arate occasions.
Turnage told police he had bor-
rowed the car. Records for Westfall's
phone show Turnage placed calls to
friends and relatives living in South
Carolina at 12:29 a.m. Oct. 9. His
daughter and sister testified at the trial.
that Turnage called and told them he
had (lone something terribly wrong,
but did not say what.
Bloodstains at Westfall's residence,
experts said, indicated he was shot in
the living room, based on the dense
concentration of blood on the carpet
and television, and his body then
removed. A glove containing the blood
of both Turnage and Westfall was
recovered during the investigation.
FBI agents in New Jersey captured
Turnage'on Oct. 14, after he led them
TRIAL Continued on 3A


PHIt 'T_ E's t r F i ['i.f ilf %\N .- ..L% [-LER
After being sworn in, Nassau County Judge Wesley Poole dons the black robes for the first time with
the help of his wife, Debra, and children, Harrison and Paige, above. Senior Nassau County Judge
Robert Williams swore in Poole, tapped in March by Gov. Rick Scott to replace Poole's close friend
Granville "Doc" Burgess, who died last December. Poole's investiture ceremony Wednesday after-
noon at the Nqssau County Judicial Annex in Yulee drew an overflow


Despite a steady drizzle, spectators cheer on cars, people and even dogs as they make their way down.
Ash Street Thursday night in the "Woulda Coulda Shoulda Ghost Parade," held to protest moving the
Pirate Parade from its traditional Thursday evening before the festival to Saturday a week prior.
"Join us in celebrating the Parade that Wasn't," organizers advertised. "Dress like a Pirate and get
free beads froin the 'Royal Order of the Red Tpenail.'"

$10 million for

sheriff's building

Ne's- Leader
The Na.au County Comhmission
pa.-ad at miea-uie.Monday to spend
S 10 million on a new sheriff's facility in
a bid to s-- ure 8500,000 of "seed fund-
ing" state lawmakers have set aside
loi the.- proje-cl
Coimmnissirinei s approved the meas-
ure at a speciall meeting, adding the
facility lo thi county's construction
schedule. in part to meet conditions
attache-d h tie leilatu e's pledge.
1i' hi. .i1 :1 ,I- gave stall the nod to
dLevelop a request. for proio-alb Jol tb,_
proji- ct
"W\\'re going to do everything we
can to move this project forward," said
Comm'issiorn Chair Danny Leeper,
adding llihil it wouldd be done in the
most 'ci-t, clit.tlrive" fashion for tax-

The state's commitment hinges not
only on the governor's approval but
also on the legislature's condifipns:
that the county add the project to its
five-year Capital Improvement Plan;
and that it's completed within a five-
year timetable. Otherwise, the board
would have to return thefunds, County
Attorney David Hallman said.
At the meeting, the board voted 4-
0 to add the project to its CIP, setting
aside $6.3 million from 1-cent sales tax
revenues and drawing the rest from
reserve accounts. Much of that would
remain in the county's coffers until a
plan for the new facility is complete
and construction is under way.
The board also could change fund-
ing sources for the project at a later

SHERIFF Continued on 3A

Clerk: County has

$44 million cushion

Forget everything you've read
about Nassau County's budget woes -
the county has $44 million in the bank.
That's according to a presentation the
county's chief financial officer gave to
commissioners at a budget workshop
Monday evening.
Don't despair over headlines sen-
sationalizing an-anticipated $9 million
budget hole, he said.,"We're not in a fis-
cal mess," said Clerk of Court John,
It was a departure from the budg-
et picture he painted at a special meet-
ing March 20 that he capped by telling
commissioners, "You're in a scary
mess right now."
On Monday, Crawford said the
county has adequate revenues to fund
the core services of its annual opera-
tions and enough money in reserves to
cushion the blow of falling property
values. "You have $44'million in the
bank you have a pretty hefty insur-
ance policy there that you're going to
make it through this stabilization
phase," Crawford said.
'But the commission needs to curb
its discretionary spending any
expense beyond core services that
increases costs and drains the budget,
the clerk said. "Turn the spigot down
on the discretionary funding," he told

the board.
The local econo-
r. m is stabilizing,
Crawford said, citing
,'" indicators rising
bed tax revenues,
Rising building per-
mits .and falling
unemployment fig-
Crawford ures that suggest
the county is poised
for a recovery. In the
interim, it needs to use the reserve
funds it has stockpiled to help balance
the annual budget.
- "We do believe we've already sta-
bilized and we're in the recovery
phase;" said Allaii Reynolds, budget
and financial analyst for the Clerk's
office. "... The shortfalls'we have are
definitely temporary."
It's estimated that the county will
spend roughly $49 million in fiscal
2013-14 alnd generate just $40 million
in revenues, tied to property values
that have fallen since fiscal 2008-9,
Budget Director Shlanea Jones said.
But more than $7 million of that $49
million figure is discretionary spend-
ing, n ,ki ding.( to Criawford's estimates.
In recent years, the board has
dipped into reserve funds and sales
tax revenues, historically used to pay
for capital projects, to resolve its short-

CLERK Continued on 3A

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James E.Zentz
Mr. James E Zentz, age 88,
of Fernandina Beach, FL
passed away Friday morning,
April 26, 2013 at his residence
surrounded by his loving fam-
Mr. Zentz was born on June
20, 1924 in
MD, the son of
the late Roger
and Lydia
Zentz. He had
been employed
at Glenn L
Martin Aircraft, Westinghouse,
Green Spring Dairy, and
Monumental Life Insurance
Company in Sales and Auditing.
Mr. Zentz, served in the
United States Navy during
WWII in both the European
and Pacific Theater. He was
involved in 3 separate invasions
as a gunner and Higgins boat
driver. He has been a member
of the Demolay and the.
Masonic order in the Waverly
lodge in Elk Ridge, MD, since
the age of 16. A lifetime mem-
ber of the VFW in Parkville,
MD, and he was a member of
the Fernandina Beach Men's
Golf Association, the Americadn
Legion of Fernandina Beach,
*: and the Prince of Peace
SLutheran Church of
Fernandina Beach.
SHe and his wife have been
residents of Fernandina Beach
since 1989.
He, was preceded in death
by his brothers, Roger Lee
Zentz, Jr., Norbert Horace
- Zentz, and Harland Hoffman
' Zentz, and one sister, Loretta

Eleanor Zentz (ireacen.
He leaves behind his wife of
65 years, Elaine W. Zenlz of
Fernandina Beach, his
nephews John Zentz (Julie) of
St. Louis, MO and Mark S.
Headley (Donnia) lof altimnore,
MD and his niece, Joyce Ann
Coursey (Marion) of Bethune,
Memorial Services will be
held at 1:00 PM on Saturday,
May 11, 2013 at the Prince of
Peace Lutheran Church with
Pastor Ida Iverson officiating.
If so desired memorials may
be made in his name to
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
#4351, c/o John Zentz, 1226
Shephard Oaks Court,
Wildwood, MO 63038.
Please share his life story
at www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Mr. Elbert "Pony" R.
Maples, 80, Nashville, Tenn.,
formerly of Fernandina Beach,
died Tuesday, April 30, 2013.,
Oxley Heard Funeral Directors

Vincent R. McHugh, 77,
Fernandina Beach, died
Thursday, May 2, 2013.
Arrangements are incomplete.
Green Pine FuneralHome

Mr. Roger J. Rinebolt, 78,
Fernandina Beach, died
Saturday, April 27, 2013.
Services will be held at 10:30
a.m. on Wednesday, May 8,
from the graveside in Bosque
Bello Cemetery.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013 NEWS News-Leader,


Fernandina Beach Christian Academy students
observe the National Day of Prayer on Thursday with
hourly prayer at First Baptist Church of Fernandina
Beach, above, where the school is located. The chil-
dren also made prayer chains that included students'
prayer requests. To learn more about tfie academy,
visit www.feranandinachristianacademy.com or call

Shrink veggies for golden tan: study
ACHERIECALBOM Nutting- enough- brightly colored veg- dants help soak tip toxins
S For the News-Leader ham tables and fruit to make a dif- damaging compounds pr
revealed ference in their skin tone or duced by the stresses of
Juicing is hot like the that eating their overall health. But peo- everyday living, poor food
vibrant fashion colors for sum- a diet rich ple can juice a wide variety of choices and environment
mer lemon, raspberry, illn uits produce in a short time. It's toxins.
orange, lime and tomato. and vegeta- easy to drink two servings in "We found that, given
Making delicious fruit and --- bles gives one 12-ounce glass. Have.two choice between skin colo
veggie juices is great for your you more of a healthy golden glasses of freshly made veg- caused by suntan and ski
energy, immune system, and glow than the sun, according gie and fruit juice a day, and color caused by carotene
workout. But did you know to the journal Evolution & you've sipped four servings, people preferred the carol
the juices can also improve Human Behavior Stephen and his team noid skin color," Stephen
the color of your skin? "Our research shows that found that people who eat So, rather than going 1
New research suggests eating lots of fruit and.vegeta- more portions of fruits and tanning salon before suiti
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color. A study led by Dr. Ian says. tIhanks to substances called load up on beautiful vegg
Stephen at the University of Most people just don't eat carotenoids. These antioxi- and fruit? Not only will y
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May is Hospice Month at Magna's Salon
Please bid on Fantastic Silent Auction Items
-May 1st through June 1.l;th

Hotels: Ritz Carlton, Residence Inn. Amelia Hotel at the Beach,
Hampton Inn & Suites.

Golf: Omni Plantation, Golf Club at N. Hampton, Amelia River Golf Club

Food: Columbia Restaurant, Breakfast for 4 at Elizabeth,Point Lodge.

Flight: Air Amelia Hang Glider Tours.

Bid at the salon in person, or by phone. All proceeds to
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of my beautiful wife

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who left us
two years ago
Love .& miss you,
Loving husband Buddy
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Shrim Fest

St. Peter's Episcopal
Church will serve a full
Southern Breakfast on May
4 from 7-10:30 a.m. in the
Parish Hall at Ninth Street
and Atlantic Avenue. The
breakfast buffet will include
scrambled eggs, sausage
gravy and biscuits, fresh
fruit, pancakes, sausage
links, coffee and juice. The
cost is $10 per person and is
eat in or take out. Everyone
is welcome. For information
contact the church office at
Parks volunteers
Talbot Islahds State
Parks invites residents of
Duval and Nassau counties
to come out and learn more
about the diverse volunteer
opportunities at the
Volunteer Recruitment Day
May 12 at the North Beach
pavilions on Little Talbot
Island State Park between 11
a.m. and 1 p.m. For more
information contact Park
Volunteer Coordinator Brian
Stinson or Park Services
Specialist Allison Conboy at
(904) 251-2320.
The AARP local chapter
will meet May 14 at 1 p.m.
the Council on Aging, across
from Baptist Medical Center
State Sen. Aaron Bean
will discuss the recent leg-
islative session in Tallaha-
ssee including current bills
and what lawmakers have
The School Advisory
Council of Fernandina
Beach High School will hold
its regularly scheduled
meeting on May 16 at 3:30
p.m. in the main office con-
ference room. For any ques-
tions and/or concerns con-
tact Spencer G. Lodree at
Men's Newcomers
The Men's Newcomers
Club of Amelia Island will
hold its lunch-meeting on
May 16 at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club at 11:30
a.m. Speaker Sheriff Bill
Leeper will discuss initial'
changes to the sheriff's
office and how he plans to
provide improved services.
Tickets are $15 by May
11 and $17 at the door. For
reservations, call Bob
Wesche, 310-9055. All men,
whether new or longtime
Nassau County residents are
welcome to attend and joini
the club. Visit www.men-
Alzheimers support
The Alzheimer's Associ-
ation Caregiver Support
Group for Nassau County
meets the third Thursday

each month. The next meet-
ing is May 16 at the Cduncil
on Aging, 1367 South.l18th
St. The support group will
meet 2:30-3:30 p.m. These
meeting are open to the pub-
lic and everyone who has an
interest is invited to attend.
Fernandina Beach's Walk
to End Alzheimer's is sched-
uled for Sept. 21. Save the
date and join the fun. Details
will be announced. For infor-
mation call Debra Domb-
kowski, LPN, at 261-0701.
Whaleof sale
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 facil-
ity 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 support youth attend-
ing camp. Visit the
Extension office to purchase
tickets in advance.
Museum dinner
Don Quixote Restaurant
and Amelia Island Museum
of History are sponsoring a
three-course seated and
served dinner at Don
Quixote, 520 Centre St., May
21 at 6 p.m. The meal will
- include an appetizer, choice
of three entrees, dessert and
a glass of wine for $35 per
person (tip not included).
Tickets are on sale at the
* museum, 233 S. Third St.,
and at the restaurant. A por-
tion of the proceeds will go
towards museum projects.
Parkinson's support
A support group is form-
ing for those living with and
affected by Parkinson's dis-
ease to exchange informa-
tion and better understand
the disease. The group will
meet odn May 23 at 7 p.m. at
the Council on Aging, 1367
South 18th St, Fernandina
Beach. For more informa-
tion call (903) 952-1682 or
email TexasSkipper@att.net
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
on a musical theme. If you
play an instrument or have
music you enjoy, bring it
Contact Denise D. (chair)
or Mary B. (co-chair) at
om. Registration forms are
available at www.southflori-.





A raccoon killed in the Yulee area was the sec-
ond since January to test positive for rabies in
Nassau County, prompting a warning to have pet
'dogs vaccinated.
May 2, 1963
The chances of the Bausch & Lomb
Championships remaining at Amelia Island
Plantation were improving as promoter Capital
Sports and the resort negotiated a contract
May 5, 1988
Fernandina Beach was gearing tip for the 40th
anniversary of the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp
Festival following a parade with about 70 entrants
Thursday evening.
May 2, 2003

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S"Stamp Out Hunger"

Annual Post Office Food Drive!
It is the largest food drive of the year.

If everyone gives something-
the Barnabas Food Pantry could be stocked-
with dry goods to feed those
experiencing hunger for several months!

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your mailbox and your postal carrier will
pick them up on their daily route.

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FRIDAY. MAY 3,2013 NEWS News-Leader

STRIAL Continuied from 1A
on a car chase through a resi-
dential area before fleeing
briefly on foot. During his cap-
ture, the agents found a hand-
written suicide note, which
said in part: "I'm sorry for
being this weak. My wife left
me and I really have nobody in
this world .... Forgive me for
the pain I've caused."
On IDec. 24, 2010, Westfall's
skeletal remains 'were found
in a shallow grave in the state
forest in South Carolina, near
a home belonging to
Turnage's father. An autopsy
performed by Dr. Janice Ross
of Newberry, S.C., determined
that Westfall's death was a
homicide, based on the burial
manner and a ..22 caliber bullet
fragment with lead residue
found inside his skull. It.
matched a shell casing found
in Westfall's living room.
Based on the evidence,
Mike LaForte, a crime scene
investigator for the Nassau
County Sheriff's Office at the
time, concluded that Westfall
had been killed in his living
room.' "An itenm or a person
was laying here bleeding and
then it was moved," he told
jurors, gesturing to still pho-
tographs of the grisly scene.'
LaForte also testified that a
separate shell casing found in
a bedroom of the residence,
likely belonging to a .270 cal-
iber weapon, had been moved
from its original location and
was not thoroughly investi-
gated, nor had he inspected a
corresponding hole in the
exterior near the doublewide
trailer's partition.

Tax break for
HB 423 by State Rep. Janet
H. Adkins (Fernandina Beach)
was approved Tuesday by the
Florida Legislature.
It provides an exemption
from the sales and use tai-on
dyed diesel fuel that is used
for commercial fishing and
aquacultural purposes. Com-
mercial fishermen will bene-
fit from the reduced tax assess-
ment on dyed diesel fuel used
to operate commercial boats.
"It was the understanding
of our Nassau County and
Duval County food shrimpers
that they were exempt from
paying this sales tax, just like
those in the agriculture indus-
try," said Adkins. 'They only
learned this was not the case
aftcp receiving, letters from .the
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None of the evidence al the
scene, lIaForte conceded
under cross examination,,.was
"inconsistent with self-
defense." Defense alorineys,
Assistant Public Defender,
Thomas Townsend and spe-
cial assistant to the case Brian
Morrissey, seized on that infor-
mation, insisting that both men
were armed and their client
killed West fall in self-defense.
Under cross examination,
Ross too concluded that while
she believed the burial manner
showed Westfall's death was
a homicide, there was no evi-
dence in his skeletal remains
and the clothes found with
them to rule out self-defense.
The trial was emotional for
friends and relatives of
Westfall, sprinkled through-
out the courtroom.
Cindy Tenorio, Westfall's
sister, dismissed suggestions
that her brother was killed in
self-defense. "I don't believe
that at all," she said, while
praising the state attorneys for
their work on the case.
"I feel confident. I don't
believe Turnage has a good
case," she said, 'adding that a
verdict would bring a sem-
blance of closure to the family.
"Justice," said Tina
Burrows, Westfall's other sis-
ter, "would be life in prison"
for Turnage. Burrows too
downplayed the defense's
claims of a self-defense killing,
recalling her brother's gentle
nature. "Kirk would have
never hurt anyone."
Westfall's three sons are
Korry, Kyle and Kasey. He was
buried Jan. 14, 2011, at Jack-
sonville National Cemetery.

Florida Department of Reven-
ue asking them to remit sales
tax on their purchase of dyed
diesel fuel for the last three
years. After several phone calls
and review of Floirida statutes,
we learned that shrimpers
were not included in the lan-
guage exempting them from
this tax in state waters."
'These votes were a victo-
ry for our shrimpers," said
Adkins "It will provide some
economic relief to this strug-
gling industry."
Florida is considered the
"Fishing Capital of the World."
From an economic perspec-
tive, it generated the highest
economic impact with 5.2
billion in sales and 103,000

Continued from 1A
date as other sources become
available, County Manager Ted
Selby said. Selby said impact
fees, specifically those for
administrative and law enforce.-
ment purpi'oses, could be applied
to the project's costs.
"The CIP is a living docu-
ment," the county manager told
commissioners. "You can mod-
ify it."
A committee comprising
sheriff's staff and, county offi-
cials is revising previous
plans calling for a 50,000-square-
foot complex to meet current
needs. Scaled back plans call
for a one-story, 30,000-square-
foot building that would cost an
estimated $10 million, Selby',
Last month, the board hired
Pizzuti Solutions to update the
original plans. Part of that
revision would include relocat-
ing the county's 911 dispatch
center down the road to the
nearby Emergency Operations
The proposed sheriff's build-
ing would be located near the-
Nassau County Judicial Annex,
the county jail and the EOC, as
was initially planned. It would
take about two years to com-
plete, according to recent esti-
Still unclear is how the board
will ultimately pay for the proj-
ect. Selby and Budget Director
Shanea Jones have said there is
not enough money in reserve
accounts to pay for the build-
ing outright. Instead, officials
have floated both a bond issue
and a lease-purchase agreement
as possible alternatives, with at
least three commissioners lean-
ing toward the latter.
"I think lease purchase is
the way to go," Commissioner
Barry Holloway said.
Commissioner Walter "Jr."
Boatright echoed Holloway, cit-
ing the flexibility and potential
savings such an agreement
would have -. mainly, that the
developer would pay for the
building's upkeep.
Leeper said previously that
lease purchase is the most
"viable" option.
Commissioner Pat Edwards
asked staff to research all of the
board's options to give com-
missioners a comparison of the
costs tied to each.
Though the commission will
seek project proposals from
developers, Hallman reminded
the board it's not bound to
accept any of them.
Conditions at the current
facility a 39-year-old building

surrounded by a smattering of
doublewide railerss used for
office space and evidence stor-
age have long drawn criticism
from county officials and resi-
dents for security flaws, lack of
space and ongoing mainte-
nance. But appeals for a new
building have ramped up in
recent months.
Resident Hugh Graham, a
former sheriff's captain who
worked in the building for three
years from 1995-98, deplored
the conditions there and urged
the board to approve funding
for a new facility.
"Unless you've worked
there, unless you've been there,
you don't have a clue," said
Graham, who recalled seeing a
911 dispatch center employee
thrown against a wall inside the
office after a lightning bolt *
struck nearby. ,
"That place is a 'deathtrap
and needs to be put under,"
Graham said. 0
Resident Michele Kling told
commissioners she wanted a
bottom line on the new facili-
ty's costs before the board
approved funding for it.
"Everybody needs to stay
within a budget, period," Kling
That concern was not lost
on Holloway, who said the com-
mission needed to keep a "tight
thumb" on the project because
$10 million could quickly turn
into $20 million with cost over-
At a previous meeting,
Edwards voted against an
update to the CIP, insisting that
a new sheriff's building'was a
"priority" and needed-to be
included in the plan. "It needs to
take a prominent place on our
CIP and move forward;" he told
commissioners at a meeting on
March 25.


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CLERK Continued from 1A
falls. Crawford suggested,
sing a similar blend of
reserves and 1-cent sales tax
revenues to offset this year's
Commission Chair Danny
Leeper p(Tnted out that the
board had held the county's
property tax rate in check for
the past four years.
Core services, the clerk
said, include paying off debt
service, funding operations for
fire rescue, law enforcement,
road and bridge, growth man-
agement, public safety, code
enforcement, animal control,
administration, constitutional
offices and anything mandated
by the state. "Everything else
is discretionary," Crawford
Funds socked away in
reserve accounts including
penny sales tax revenues, and
funding set aside for the fleet
replacement plan and the cap-
ital improvement plan should
be spent balancing the budget.
before, the commission con-
siders raising taxes and taking
on new debt, Crawford said.
Crawford said that money -
about $44 million, according
to the clerk's estimates -
should be placed in a reserve
account to be dipped into as
needed to offset temporary

budget shortfalls.
"Now is not the time to bor-
row money. Now is not the
time to raise taxes," said
Crawford, apparently referring
to a fire tax the board is
Commissioners recently
hired consultants Government
Services Group of Tallahassee
to develop a special fire assess-
ment that would charge resi-
dents a flat rate, generating up
to millionn in annual revenue.
In the long term, the clerk
suggested the board get rid of
personnel policies that are
"unfair to taxpayers," namely:
sick leave payouts that cost tax-
payers roughly $264,000 in fis-
cal 2011-12, annual leave buy-
backs that cost about $288,000,
bonus leave that cost about
$112,000 and seniority pay that
cost about $180,000 that year.
"I'm not saying don't pay
people fairly, but don't pay
them three times," Crawford
The board welcomed the
clerk's input. "I'm all ears,"
Commissioner Pat Edwards
said. -
Not everyone was con-
"I wish I was as optimistic
as Mr. Crawford" about the
timetable of the turnaround,
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Musings, opinions, observa- the way, if Flying Fish Adventtires, a
tions, questions, and random you even new and untu~ual tour compa-
thoughts on island life, think about ny that is the brainchild of
SFernandina Beach and more: pursuing a local sportsman George
All of you folks in town for koi caper, Morris, who takes customers
the Shrimp Festival activities you should out on jet skis, equips them
this weekend, as well as you know that with headsets, then guides
'locals, please take note that E\mma them through the local coast-
.the Japanese koi swimming Leeper's lines of Florida and Georgia,
around in the two tanks in- husband Bill down the creeks winding
front of downtown's 210 A&B DAVE'S is our coun- through marsh prairies, out to
Centre Street shops are to WORID ty's newly the beaches and along the
look at only because the cops elected sher- Intracoastal Waterway.
won't be coy about clapping ff and I'm George, who is a certified
the cuffs on anyone caught DavidN. sure you master naturalist with a
trying to cop a koi capisce? Scott wouldn't Wilderness First-Responder
Sisters Carol Elefterion want to tell medical rating, has been pro-
(210B) and Emma Leeper your cellmates that you're fessionally instructing and
(210A), who own the next- cooling your heels in the guiding outdoor activities for
door-to-each-other Ship's county clink because you more than 20 years and for
Lantern and Cornia-Copia tried to catch the chief cop- the last nine was a sea kayak
.respectively, just had their per's wife's koi. By the way instructor and guide for
shops totally remodeled folks don't toss anything Kayak Amelia. He says one of
inside and out and it is worth including food items biggest differences between
a trip to see what a great job into the koi tanks and do not the kayak tours he conducted
contractor Wayne Chism did, attempt to touch the fish as and his jet ski gig is that he
particularly highlighting the one guy who we now call has yet to come back from
portholes along the interior stubby did in the past to see riding on the skies without
wall, exposing the original for himself if it is a myth or if seeing at least one pod of dol-
,.18th-century brick walls and they really do have razor phins. The tours will regularly
rebuilding the fish tanks. sharp teeth. Oh, there are go over to Cumberland Islandcl
. There is also an old also video cameras trained on area to see the wild horses
Kelvinator refrigerator.door the tanks.' too. George is offering one-,
' decorating one wall, adding a * two- and three-hour ours
. kooky but fun touch to the Locals and visitors looking with each one covering 20 to
, building, which at one time for something a little different 40 miles and can include
hou -ed the county library. By to do might want to check out stops on a secluded beach for
a swim or a walk if the cus-
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one pick, Eric Fisher, because
there is no state income tax in
Florida! The Miami Dolphins'
number three pick, Dion
Jordon, will probably do just
as well. Life is good in the
Sunshine State.

Sandwiched between the
eighth place island of Hawaii
and 10th-place Key West is
Amelia Island on the March
26 TripAdvisor's list as one of
its "Traveler's Choice" best
islands on the globe to visit.
I'm delighted to see our
island rank so high but I'm
also skeptical of these'travel
websites that depend on read-
er "reviews" for their "best of"
and "worst of" lists since
recent findings have indicated
that at least 40 percent of all
such online reviews are
phony baloney.
TripAdvisor, which bills
itself as the world's largest
travel site, saw San Juan
Island in Washington'State
come in first, as the number
one U.S. atoll, and I'm sure it
is a delightful place, particu-
larly if you like a summertime
high temperature of only 70,
periods of freezing and snow
and Arctic-like winds.
TripAdvisor says its inaugural
Travelers' Choice Islands
awards were based on "mil-
lions of valuable traveler
reviews and opinions" on its
site and I bet many of those
came' from freezing fingers
tapping away on keyboards
on San Juan this past winter,
since it was too cold to go out-
side and do anything else
except sty home and stuff
the ballot box. Misery loves
company, right? '
* *
When we lived in, Atlanta
we ,o'uld make o'ur condo,
B&B or hotel reservations for
Shrimp Festival at least a year
in advance and thath'er-wife
Linda always took a day off on


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plan in place to assist with safe, legal serv-
ice to adults while limiting sales to those
underage or intoxicated.
NACDAC would like to encourage all
Shrimp Festival patrons who choose to
drink to please do so responsibly with the
health and safety of our community, our yis-
itors and our citizens in mind,
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Thursday so we could leave
early in the morning to catch
the parade that evening and
we weren't the only ones that
did that. But this year the
long-weekend visitors and
downtown merchants missed
out on that Thursday evening
bar-hopping, shopping spree
since the parade was held last
Saturday, a decision that
Committee Chairman Mark
Deaton tells me was made
due to the length of the
parade and safety issues.
However, I have yet to meet
one person who thinks that
moving the parade was a
good idea, not one.
Some B&B innkeepers tell
me they lost business
because visitors cancelled
reservations when they heard
there would not be a parade
on Thursday evening and
decided the trip wasn't worth
just two or three days. And
after Saturday's parade tables
and seats were eerily empty
in niost downtown bars and
restaurants. The folks that
made the decision to move
the Shrimp Festival parade
from the Thursday before the
festival to the Saturday before
it are our neighbors and
friends, as the entire Shrimp
Festival Committee consists
of local volunteers, many who
take vacation days to work
the event.
Mark told me "if it is
decided that the decision to
move it was a bad one, then
we'll change it back." Based
on what I've heard I think it'll
be moved back to Thursday
after this year. Mark, who is a
licensed talent agent and has
lived here almost 20 years,
says those people that want a
voice on festival issues in the
future can go to the festival
website at shrimpfestival.
corn, fill out a form and
become a volunteer and be
part of the decision-making
process. Mark, we're glad

there are folks like you out
there to volunteer. Thanks.

Over the years, history
becomes blurred, stories
enibellished, the focus foggy
and at times an historical fig-
ure's legacy lost, forgotten or
distorted, which is the case
with a number of our island
"heroes," some whom I have
discovered are comparable to
the late Li'l Abner cartoonist
Al Capp's famous son from
Dogpatch Jubilation T.
Cornpone-'memorialized in
the comic strip by a town stat-
ue inscribed with his dubious
wartime feats including
"Cornpone's Retreat,"
"Cornpone's Disaster" and
"Cornpone's Rout." And after
reading T.D. Allman's Finding
Florida that appears to be the
case with Duncan Lamont
Clinch, the namesake of our
very own Fort Clinch, and
David Yulee, who has a
Nassau town named after him
and who folks hereabouts
want to erect a statue of at the
old train depot downtown.
Clinch may be the most outra-
geous "Cornponer," who
despite a series of military
disasters, demotion from gen-
eral for deserting his troops
on the battlefield, perpetrator
of the 1815 Florida Negro
Fort Massacre that resulted
in the First Seminole War,
died a millionaire as a result
of a number of schemes that
kept him awash in state and
federal funds. Clinch died in
1849 while construction of his
namesake fort here began in
1847 right after the end of the
Second Seminole War, which
Allman says was also a result.
of his military blunderings.
Even if you aren't a Florida
resident, you'll enjoy Allman's
book, a fun, roller-coaster ride
of a read that debunks a lot of
state icons and will keep you
turning the pages.

FRIDAY, MAY 3,2013 OPINION News-Leader


Shrimp Festival
Well, I did go to the Shrimp
Festival Pirate Parade, on April
27, a week early, in the heal of
the day, and as always it was a
great parade, butl when it was
over, we were like now what? I
went home and cleaned lmy
house how anticlinactic is
1 was told liy a trusted friend
that Sandy IPrice, along with the
other committee members, are
so exhausted after a three and
half day weekend of volunteer
work, they decided to change
the parade to get rest! I say,
you signed up for it, stick to tra-
dition, or get off the commit-
Judy Walker
Fernmandina Beach
* 0
Please be advised that I wit-
nessed the entire 50th Anniver-
sary Shrimp Festival Pirate
Parade on April 27. I enjoyed'
watching it. However, the float
displaying the young ladies who
entered the beauty contest was
a sad disappointment to me.
The several white contest-
ants were all standing in posi-
tion in the fi'ont section of the
float. The only two African-
American contestants were
standing in back of the group of

white contestants. This to me,
and to many other viewers of
the parade, represents racial
discrimination. All persons,
regardless of color or ethnic sta-
(us, should be provided the
same treatililent and considera-
lion. 1, therefore, believe that
all contestants should have been
commingled. This to me is the
acceptable American way of life.
John .1. D)'Agnese
Chairman of the Board of
Directors CREEDl

Street musicians
I read "Dave's World" from
the April 12 edition. As usual,'
the'column is as it claims -
"musings, opinions, observa-
tions, qLut'-lii',n and random
thoughts on island life,
Fernandina Beach."
It's" ice to see a column with
some humor injected into the
everyday life and events here on
the island, but in the case'of the
street musicians' he is really
missing the point. While some
if not all the musicians are to
his liking, th'e problem is not
the talent of the musicians so
much as it is the city's attempts
to regulate or totally remove
them from thle popular areas
* where the tradition has been
established. If you don't like the

music, don't throw a tip.
Personally, I'd rather see a kid
trying to play music than hang-
ing around the back alleys.
The original requirement
that street musicians and
artist/vendors obtain a city per-
mit is or has become common-
place in municipal government,
much like parade and rally or
group permits. However, now
that some permits have been
issued, (he city commission pro-
poses to amend the ordinance
to effectively ban the musicians
from the most popular areas.
So let's just try to imagine pay-
ing a fee ($300) to play in the
small pocket parks and down-
town areas; then imagine being
told that you can no longer play
in those particular parks. See
the problem now?
I would be one of the per-
mit holders, however the city
only accepts applications for the
permits during the month of'
October. And in case musicians
didn't get the hint, another pro-
posal is to add proof of liability
insurance. I'm sure that all of
the hopeful, young musicians
would just jump at the chance to
buy a policy, don't you think?
Why don't we put the "keep
your day job" anecdotes aside
and let's solve the problem in a
fair manner. I'm asking Dave's

World to take another look at an
issue that may change some of
the charm and attraction to
Fernandina Beach.
Bobby "Mo" Momorella
Amelia Island

From the heart
During the past 15 years as
the physical education teacher
at Southside Elementary
School, I have had the privilege
of working with many children
and their parents from this won-
derful community. Allowing
children to play and "act their
age" as they grow develop-
mentally is the foundation of
my program. I also feel that the
act of:helpirg others through
community service can be
learned, at an early a'ge.
Compassion for others and
appreciating diversity are invalu-
able life skills.
Each school year during the
week of Valentine's Day, every
student at Southside
Elementary participates in an
American Heart Association
Jump Rope for Heart in their
physical education class.
Children learn the importance
of preventing heart disease and
stroke. Southside Elementary
has raised just over $30,000 over
the past 15 years for the

American Heart Association,
This is quite an accomplish-
It is through your child's
excitement and your support
that we Ihave been so successful.
Thank you with all my heart!
I look forward to making
more hearts happy and healthy.
Let's keep jumping!
Carol Anne Young
Fernandina Beach

Gospel Extravaganza
This past April 201 was invit-
ed'to a Gospel Extravaganza at
New Zion Missionary Baptist
Church. I'd never heard of the
event or of the church. I'll never
forget either of them.
It turns out that the New
Zion Missionary Baptist Church
has a home in a very historic
buikling a t ih- *. rner of Atlantic
and 10th streets. The structure
is beautiful in its simplicity.
The Gospel Extravaganza
was more than I expected. My
wife and I both enjoyed the
music of the Edward Waters
College Concert Cfhoir. The
kids in this choir sang their
heai-ts out. There was not a still
foot in the house by the time
they had completed their per-
We were then treated to the

-,oriln of Ihe ttruinrpet lplaycd
by 'lI Ti rir)petcr for Christ,
\Bryai '" mloinison. l-ryan amaz-
rd me -, aIf what a tr-umpet
sAnil dl' 4 i 1.' I 11 playing music
(Ihal I nlormnally :i. of as being
wrillhll fltrI a p;)iao,
Following HBryan was a
young lady frorn Callahan that
I am sure we will hear Imuch of
in the future. Ms,. II Crews
sang several of those good
gospel songs. As rmy Dad
would have said, hat girl can
Mr. Gabriel Arnold, a local
musician, put Bill Clinton to
shame with his playing of the
saxophone. It was inspired.
There were other perform-
ers who gave their all in enter-
taining 'the people' that were
present. I must apologize to
them as I am unablelto reniem-
ber all of their names. I'd like to
give a- big thank you and Well
done to everyone!
I learned that this was the
fourth year this Gospel Extrava-
ganza has been held in Fernan-
dina Beach. We were fortunate
to have been invited. Hopefully
next year the 2014 Gospel.
Extravaganza will et the aften-
tion that it deserves as a great
musical event here in our area.
Jim Ramage

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,Reject Port
parking proposal
Please allow me to voice my
objection (again) over the pro-
posed parking arrangement
between the Port of Fernandina
and St. Michael Catholic
Church ("'Port parking for
church," April 26).
The Port officials are
attempting to use the veil of
benevolence as a way to cir-
'tumvent the restrictions against
this land use violation.
This same parking lot pro-
posal was trotted( out years ago,
and-now they are finding yet
another way to hoodwink the
city. The Port wilt continue to
expand, right through the
Fernandina Beach Historic
District, one lot at a time. Please
put a stop to this.
Chuck Hall
Fernandina Beach

RVparka bad dream
The (April 17) viewpoint arti-
cle on the proposed RV park
was anything but straight talk
and was just a repetition of
points the developer has made
over and over to no avail. What
are presented .as "facts" are
mostly opinions, conjectures,
estimates and dreams. The vast
majority of Amelia Island resi-
dents do not want such a park in
their midstt Period.
One major problem is that
no one really knows what Mr.
(Bob) Allison is proposing to
build because the model or
What he says keeps changing. In
:newspaper interviews he says
one thing, his website shows.
another, the website changes
:drastically and then this article
has.differences with the earlier
.accounts. One of the latest addi-
tions is the inclusion of the
island's "largest fountain" at its
,.entry. Wow, that ought to
change a lot of peoples' opin-
ions. The entire RV park as it
stands now is just someone's
bad dream that finds its way
.into the paper every week.
"Fact" #4 suggests the
'Amelia Island Parkway is the
,"best area" for the RV park and
,"Fact" 10 discusses the 64-acre
Amelia Holdings property at

length. This property adjoins
Isle de Mai and is right on the
Parkway. However, Mr. Allison
also tells us that "the owners of
the Parkway properties are
looking for a greater return on
their land investment than what
a low-density family-owned RV
resort can actually support." So
why is this site being consid-
ered if it is unaffordable? Why?
What Mr. Allison actually con-
tinues to want as he discuss-
es in the next paragraph is a
sweet cheap deal to lease or
sublease city-owned land for
next to nothing. With the city's
negotiation skills this is sadly
not an unlikely event..
And last, Mr. Allison offers a
website of a "typical luxury RV
resort" in Alabama that pre-
sumably he is emulating. This
resort is not at all a fair com-
parison. It is not located next to
a residential area. It sells lots
to RV owners (with big prices)
in addition to renting spaces. It
even has an HOA with monthly
dues (four times Isle de Mai's
excessive dues). It has signifi-
cantly more amenities than any-
thing Mr. Allison has described.
It is not "low impact" or any-
thing like what has been
described to us.
In summary, the entire RV
park plan is a recipe for disaster
just like various subdivisions in
the county that never got off
the ground. And a "low impact"
RV park is one small step
removed from being a trailer
park. With or without the big
Richard Cain
Fernandina Beach

As a resident of Isle de Mai,
I take exception to many of the
points that Mr. Bob Allison tried
to make in his defense of an RV
resort (April 17). First, I would
like to say, when we bought our
house in October, we were
assured that the fabulous view
of the undeveloped lake behind
our house would probably stay
that way for some time. I would
like to invite Mr. Allison to sit on
our lanai and watch for the river
otters cavorting in the lake, the
ospreys diving down for fish,
the many herons, ducks, loons
and the occasional alligator that

' are regulars on this peaceful )bit
of paradise. This is wildlife that
would not do well with the a;ill
activities that he plans for at his
luxury resort. On the one hand,
he talks about "small, secluded
and wooded," then continues
on to say it would be "intensely
landscaped." This, to me, does
no( say "wooded." He's already
gone in to this area and cleared
the area to the extent that we
can now see AlA through the
trees. It may be secluded from
the road, but certainly is not
from the views of the home-
owners across the lake. I can
only imagine what it will be like
when we have large-scale RVs,
"including their commuter vehi-
cles sitting on a luxury mat Qof
black top. Further, I wonder
what his patrons will say when
promised "quiet and secluded"
when they hear the sometimes
all (lay military helicopter train-
ing sessions. Quiet, it is not.
I was also confused when
Mr. Allison stated in Fact #2 that
it is "well documented" that
many RV owners spend more of
their time volunteering than
other tourists. I find this curi-
ous. Documented by whom?
Fact #3 he stated the RVs own-
ers stay .only briefly. In Fact #4
he stated that RV owners spend
a lot of time in their coaches,
like their own home. What are
they volunteering doing? The
As far as clearcutting com-
mercial development on that
property goes, I would say that
anything in that vein that goes
there will be strongly opposed
by a growing group of very
vocal and concerned citizens.
Citizens who also spend a lot of
money in the restaurants and
local businesses; citizens who
bring many winter visitors to
this beautiful island and who
also spend a good deal of money
at the restaurants and local busi-
ness. The difference here is we
are the taxpayers, we support
the roads, the police and fire
and we elect the officials. This
is a serious matter and should
be given careful consideration
before we arbitrarily destroy
any more natural areas and the
wildlife that lives within it.
Mary Libby
Fernandina Beach
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The following quote is from
a letter in a recent edition of the
"The type of folks and I(their
RV's coming to his park are not
going to be the rowdy Georgia-
Florida crowd you see camping

around lthe G(ator Bowl. It pro-
vides an alternative to Fort
Clinch Stale Park, which is the
only other option for an RV lnow.
Think of the RV park as a mari-
na for land yachts."
I would like to know what
screening method will be used
to determine who is allowed to
stay in the proposed park.
Madena Chandler
Daytona Beach

Welcome RVers
My husband and I have
stayed in class "A" RV resorts
across the country though we
don't own an RV now. We active-
ly sought out the "class A" facil-
ities because of their cleanli-
ness, service and security.
Many had been established
for over a decade and were as
beautiful,,well equipped and
immaculate as they were from
the day they were opened.
These .,,,.,n .-. were not
inexpensive and they accom-
modated RVs that cost, literally,
as much as beach front proper-,
ty. Some of the large RVs cost
upwards of $750,000 to a mil-
lion dollars. The "average" RVs
are 70-10tK. .
Risk is made no matter what
kind of commercial enterprise is
under taken. IEven the most
posh condos on thlie watet'front
could, with bad management
and poor upkeep, becQme an
eyesore and a heiartlchle to the
local establishment
It would be the responsibil-
ity of the city government to
ensure quality was maintained.
Like the condos and other
resort rental property, an RV
facility would have to fall under
a watchful eyeball, strict super-
vision and standards.
My husband and I have only
lived here for a few years, but in
the short time we've been here,
we've watched multiple store
closings,. stores that are vacant
that, we've heard,, never were
The island depends heavily
on consutllers who will enjoy
our merchants, our quaint
atmosphere and our tine eater-
ies. Locals enjoy "a night out"
now and then, but few locals
frequent .e Clos, Salt, Ciao,
Espana and lilus on a daily or
even a weekly basis. The clos-
ing of the Beech Street Grill is
an example in proof of the,dani-
age a loss of visitors'can cdo. j
A comInmitmiy attitude ofl
"me, my momma and my dog
and no more" is not going to
attract people who will frequent

our shops, eateries and salons, me to speak of the recent cam-
In reality, we should welcome 'paign opposing Mr. Allison's
visitors, not do everything we development. I should mention
can to discourage them from' that I am a campground owner
coming. If things keep up the in Jacksonville, and also the
way they are now, please, will director for the Region 6 Florida
the last person off the Island RV Trade Association.
turn off the lights? It is disappointing for me to
A top rated RV resort, beau- see that the opposition is per-
tifully established, meticulously petuating a completely obscene
kept and maintained would stereotype of the typical RV
bring in tourists that have deep camper. The bumper stickers
pockets. and posts on the Amelia Island
A high dollar fee to stay at Facebook page are the most
the facility would guarantee no egregious offenses. In my years
riff raff and that type of clientele of experience I have found that
would ensure the facility main- "campers" are the most
trained its appearance because approachable and delightful
these types of owners will not people to encounter. I can also
park their "castle on wheels" in say that in 25 years of business
a poorly kept facility, we have never experienced a
Our country is in an eco- violent crime at our resorL This
nomic crisis. No matter how fact may derive from the facili-
bad the financial crisis gets, ty we operate. Just like hotels,
there will always be people who there are some that are con-
have money to spend. It is those duciye to criminal activities, and
people that we need to beckon there are those that enhance
to. Those people will spend at the community (i.e., The Ritz-
our local merchants--meaning Carlton). The proposed devel-
perhaps our island economy opment will be comparable to
won't suffer as much as'others., the latter. Mr. Allison obviously
Let's work together to make. .''plans to cateri to a higher cal-
an attractive, well-kept, quiet,- iber RV enthusiast.
and peaceful "island getaway" I also believe the amount of
so we locals can keep outf jobs. sites Mr. Allison plans to devel-
Annie Keys op are; in my view, too few. A
Fernandina Beach rrule of thumb to all campground
S * engineers is 12-13 sites per acre.
Residents of Amelia Island Mr. Allison is proposing six per
should reflect long and hard on acre. Even to call his vision "low
their behavior. After attendjng.a. dnsity" is an overstatement.
voluntary meeting held-a tlhe". 'Fipally, as a member of Visit
City Hall, I was completely flab- k Jacksbnville and Visit Florida I
bergasted at the public reaction know that tourism is the num-
to developer Bob Allison's in-- ber-one industry in the state.
depth presentation on his vision. Because of Amelia Island's geo-
for the use of public land adja-: -?graphic location, cultural histo-
cent from the municipal golf ry and natural assets it has
course. I completely understand enjoyed a considerable mone-
how people can be defensive of tary benefit from travelers. My
their homestead properties. campground alone generates a
However, the level of disrespect $5 million economic impact on
shown to Mr. Allison was stag---, the north side of Jacksonville
geriing. One woman was so pug- annually. In sho-t, more travel-
nacious that she publicly shout- ers, more revenue, more jobs.
ed an expletive aimed at Mr. I seem to recall years ago
Allison. I may also mention that Mr. Allison had another vision
when the president of her that was met-with considerable
homeowner's association took opposition. Imagine how down-
the podium she was so obtuse town Fernandina would look
that she did not even know who had the marina not been devel-
he was. The council should also oped. I wonder how many of
be reprimanded for allowing the "opposition" would be resid-
these people to continue this ing in the community today if
shocking behavior in a meeting the dilapidated docks were still
that the council chaired. The visibly crumbling.
council was quick to thank the Mr. Allison is an exemplary
unruly residents for their atten- citizen and proud resident He
.dance, but.no gratitude was,., advocates responsible growth,
.expressed to Mr. Alliso qf t hl~i -iannd his:insights should be given
time, efforts and complete -tans- consideration.
parency. Mike Fisher
Now that my observations Flamingo Lake RV
have been voiced, please allow Resort Jacksonville

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Tall man or tall tale?



The older I gel, the more I delight in dis-
covering how things in our lives appear to be
chemical reactions induced by our in i ii':wlii-
with others. It s how a conversation about on0e
thing can trigger an effervescent chat about
something cIlse altogether. And the best part
is, you don't even need eye protection, lab coat
or face mask to conduct it.
This is right out of the let's see what hap-
pens when I mix this and that together depart-
When I was preparing my column last
week about the city's proposed new ordinance
to ban street musicians and artists from down-
town and a byzantine set of regulations gov-
erning performing elsewhere in the city one
of the city commissioners I called was Mayor
Sarah Pelican. She was unavailable so I left her
a voice mail.
1 was in the garage yesterday getting ready
to head out to work on the old sailboat I've
been restoring when my cell phone rang. I was
frantically searching for my belt sander -
which has a knack for moving from one hiding
place to another all on'its own and almost
didn't take the call. But then I decided that
maybe taking a brief sabbatical from my fren-
zied search might be a good thing. As it turns
out, the ensuing conversation ended up being
one of the highlights of my day. That is, in
addition to my subsequent, locating of my belt
sander in an empty kitty litter box, where it
was hiding out, along with a couple more of its
expat shop pals. But I digress.
I wiped away the sweat and stepped out of
the garage for fresh air and to take the call. I

was greeted by a sweetly
;, t charming British accent in
Sthe person of none other than
agoy -& I''Fernanding Beach Mayor
00. 'W Sarah Pelican. She immedi-
S t. ahlely set out to apologize for
not getting back to me soon-
er, as she had been in the UK
seeing to her aged mum.
Hey, no worries at all, I said,
CUP OF no need at all to apologize.
JOE We had a very brief dis-
cussion about the proposed
ordinance, with Mayor
Joe Palmer Pelican graciously agreeing
with the prevailing attitude
that what initially seemed like an opportunity
to fix something was actually an errant
attempt to repair that which wasn't broken in
the first place. And then I mentioned that my
wife and I are leaving for two weeks in Ireland
this weekend, whereupon the chemistry of
our conversation produced a sparkling new
A brief mutual exchange about ancestry
and family lore plut me in mind of a story I
spontaneously shared with Ms. Pelican about
my greal-grandlfat her, which gave both of us a
hearty chuckle.
Great-Grandpa Abel Hardin Palmer and his
brothers came here not long before the out-
break of the Civil War and he became a rail-
road police officer for a railroad line in
Charleston, S.C. Prior to emigrating, he was a
police officer in what was then called the Royal
Irish Constabulary, and this is where the con-

MissAnnie Shrimpers harvested pinkgold'

This week is the 50th Anniversary of the
Shrimp Festival the entire community is
full of excitement and preparing for.a week-
end of "shrimpmania," Over the past several
months I've heard more stories from
Shrimp Festival's past than I can count It's
hard to believe what started out on Sunday,
May 5, 1964 as shrimp b6at races on the
river has now turned
into one of the largest
outdoor festivals and
art shows in the coun-
M.. try and this year's festi-
val occurs on the same
weekend as when it
S began.
Last week I had the
pleasure of meeting
N' Mrs. Annie Ornez
Foy Maloy. Jones, or "Miss Annie"
as she prefers.
Publisher Annie is a native of
... Nassau County, living
her entire life in
MYVIEW Nassauville and
,i 'I ittniersd in thd kItal'
Fernandina shrimpingitidustry from birth -
she's the daughter of Captain Dave A. Cook,
one of Fernandina's "pioneer shrimpers"
and was the grand marshal of the Shrimp
Festival parade in 2008.
Miss Annie just turned 81 years young in
January. She is a wealth of wonderful sto-
ries of Fernandina's past, full of energy and
life and a true inspiration.
The article on this page was authored by
the late Suzanne D. Hardee and graciously
given to Miss Annie in remembrance of her
father "Cap'n Dave," Stan Mar (Standard
Marine Supply) and the local shrimping
industry. I thought it was worth sharing I
thought it captured the spirit of our commu-
nity from a simpler time when "Shrimp"
reigned supreme.
Foy'Maloy r. is Publisher of the News-


Austin Healey car show
The St. Johns Austin Healey Club would
like to express our sincere thanks to the entire
community of Fernandina Beach.
As you know, we hostedI our Austin Healey
Southeastern Classic XXVII Car Show on
Centre Street on Saturday, April 6.
With over 70 Austin Healeys from as far
away as Ontario, Canada, the venue present-
ed a beautiful opportunity to display our
English roadsters.- .
The local residents showed great enthusi-
asm and our 170-plus. attendees loved the city
'and its restaurants and merchants
As they left or Sunday ~orning. evei yone
commented on v. hat a ndti ful thi e* days
they had,'even thiouth.'Koithe'r Nature did
challenge u's. ...
Again thank y'ou i om nill It us'
Tony Martini
St. Johns Austin'Healey Club


City of Fernandina Beach Commissioners:
Mayor: Sarah Pelican: 432-8644 (cell),
email: spalican@fbfl.org ,, ,
Vice Mayor: Charlie Corbett: 583-1767 (cell)
email; ccorbett@fbfl.org .,;
Arlene Filkoff: 583-8629 (cell)
email: afilkoff@fbfl.org
Ed Boner: 556-7554 (cell) ,
email: eboner@fbfl.org
Pat Gass: 277-7987 (home)
emlil: pgass@fbfl.org

Send letters by e-mail to: mparnell@
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the Editor, P.O. Box 766. Fernandina Beach,
FL 32035. On line at fbnewsleader.com


W hen the shrimping
industry really "took
off' so to speak, after
the war, there was
something almost comparable to
the California Gold Rush, when
pink shrimp were discovered
around Key West. Every shrimp
boat from North Carolina to
Texas hurried down there. I went
down with my husband during the
first few weeks of the shrimp
bonanza and the old La Concha
hotel, just about the only hotel at
the time, had cots set up in the
hall to accommodate the hun-
dreds of shrimpers who were
down there for "pink gold." The
shrimpers really had a good time
in Key West. Their wives were
safely back home in Georgia but
in Key West they could drink a
lot, go to cockfights, to dog races,
h tn'd see'tlhe bare flesh-twirling
hassles at the waterfront honky
tonks. Ernest Hemingway and
Tennessee Williams had houses
and cars down there at the time
but I don't think they came back
often to Key West after the
shrimpers hit town!
In our Standard Marine here in
Fernandina, I loved the fishing
terms for some of our supplies. I
never did learn what a lot of them
were used for but I did love the
names: Pelican hooks that looked
just like a pelican bill, blocks
called fat boys, tall boys, snatch
blocks, bull dog anchors,
pig tails, dogs, hook jaws,
whiskers, tickler chair, sisters,
missing links, connecting links,
winch heads, tear drops, water
puppies, flopper stoppers, stuffing
boxes, pic sticks, push sticks,
hook jaws, fids and sailors palms.
The netmakers always said
"mash" for "mesh."
One of the fondest memories
of my life is that one of our cus-
tomers who had been in the
industry for many, many years.
He was the patriarch of one of the
large shrimping families.
Everyone called him Cap'n Dave.
. He and his family owned a fleet of
shrimpers and Cap'n Dave kept
tight hold of the purse strings, He
was one of the most colorful char-
acters I have ever known and I
loved him. He didn't write checks
- wanted no part of that. He
grumbled a lot when the.feds
stopped, printing $500 and $1,000..
bills. He always carried a wad of
paper money rolled up with a rub-
ber band. He would come into the
office to pay his bill and sling the
huge roll of bills down on one of
the desks and say, "Honey, just
count out what I owe you." When
the girl would have the stack of
money counted, he would tell her,
"I owe you so much money you
make my nerves go up and down
like a window shade," or "You
treat me so bad you make me feel
like a one-eyed orphan." Once I
asked him his mailing address
and he said, "Just mail it to credit
corner and starvation hill."
Another time I asked him how tall
something was and he said; "Oh,
about belly-high to a tall Indian."
I'd say, "How are you this morn-
ing, Cap'n Dave?" He would
answer, "I'm getting old and can't
be trusted. All my stiffness has
gone to my knees."
Too many limes in these past
years, I have, at funerals, visited
the cemetery where Cap'n Dave,
home from the sea, rests beside
his wife Annie and other mem-
bers of his large family. In the
granite stone marking their grave
is a large carving of his beloved
shrimp boat, the Lady Annie. The
adjoining graves of family mem-
bers follow the same format: the

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"Cap'n Dave" Cook and his wife, Annie, above, parents of Miss Annie Jones, who provided this
remembrance of Fernandina's shrimping history by Suzanne D. Hardee, written when her family
was celebrating the 100th anniversary of Standard Marine Supply on Second Street, below.

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name of thlie shrimpboat captain,
his wife and a carving of their
boat. Very moving.
Captain l)ave, in his lifetime,
saw a plethora of changes in lthe
shrilmping industry. It is an indus-
try that has evolved from the
catching of shrimp with castanets
and seines, to powerful trawlers
capable of staying out for weeks
at a time, equipped with the latest

refrigeration and electronics.
Environmental restrictions have
often been a thorn in the flesh of
the fishermen, but for the most
part, the fishermen havybeen
very cooperative. Another 50 '
years will tell us whether or not
shrimping, as we know it, will sur-
vive. Possibly by then, all our fish
and shrimp and the other
seafoods will be grown in tanks.

Until then, I hope we continue to
have the pleasure of eating deli-
cious Fernandina shrimp, caught
in Standard and Marine Irawls
from boats rigged with StanlMar
Thank you for allowing me to
expound on my beloved home-
town of Fernandina and our 100-
-year-old Standard Marine Supply

versation gets interesting.
Ages ago, there was a family photo depict-
ing Great-Grandpa Palmer in uniform beside a
lamp pole. The top of his hat, one of those
made famous by British bobbies, was level
with the lamp.
According to family lore, Great-Grandpa
was a giant something like seven feet tall.
The photo eventually vanished but not the tale
of Great-Grandpa's immense height.
Several years ago, I obtained his records
from police archives in Britain, which gov-
erned Ireland in those days, and was startled
to find that Great-Grandpa was a few inches
shy of six feet, thereby shattering family myth
and further illustrating the Irish art of "fiction-
al facts," shall we say.
Ms. Pelican and I got a grand laugh out of
the story about how I inadvertently smashed
the legend of too-tall Constable Palmer. Then
an interesting thing happened. Ms. Pelican
reasoned that Great-Grandpa was standing
beside an old gas lamp in that ancient photo
and that the lamps had to be shqrt enough for
someone to be able to reach up and light
them. Therefore, a cop in a tall hat standing
beside one might well appear to be a giant to
those not in the know about such things. And
besides, she went on, five-foot-ten was actually
pretty tall for an Irishman back then, so the
story does have a bit of truth to it after all,
And to think we started out talking about
.something altogether different. Amazing, ain't



Leave legacy of life for people to remember

N nothing should be done to the Whl' W WeI wern We have been sinning without any
neglect of our time with the young or as a child, regard for God whio has deliveIred us,
Lord and His word. We know ww probably saw in protected us and provided for us. God
there are several gyms in the the movie John has shared with us through pastors that
area where we live and maybe there is l)illinger, a character because we did not honor Him, He
even a well-equipped one in the building who said, "Live fast, wants us to know that what and whom
where we live. People come to develop die young and have a we had been relying on would be no
their muscles and tone their bodies, )pretty corpse." Who mot;e.
sometimes with professional trainers. cares about having a Let's take a look around us. What we
This is usually a daily process and, at NOWAND pretty corpse? It once relied on is crumbling and failing.
times,.for an extended period of time. should be about leav- The only one who has been, is and will
We sometimes should have a ques- THEN ing a legacy of life for be reliable is the Lord Jesus Christ
tion in our heads: how much time do *. people to remember Himself.
they give to developing their spirit and Maybelle long after we are Birthday wishes to Alexus Blue,
their relationship with the Lord Jesus gone. Leon Baker, Shanaya Thompson, Tia
Christ? Kirkland Some people are Scott, Lynn Smith, Ella Brown, Willie
There is nothing wrong with bodily not a prophet by train- Staten, Shawn Wingard, Keegan
exercise. We should walk as much as ing or by family ties, making that posi- Brennan, TyLinda Sharpe and Pastor
possible without always jumping in the tion available to them. They know, how- Darien K. Bolden Sr. April has won
car to drive to everything. But nothing ever, that they were divinely called by another year of bragging rights as the
should be done to the neglect of our God to move in the prophetic office to Calendar Tea winners. Maybe next year,
time with the Lord and in His word. share the message about God. another month may win.

The current class of
Leadership Nassau
selected the Council
on Aging for a day of
community service
on April 13.
Clockwise, from top
left, Kerrie Albert
paints a wall. Lucy
Ledesma daughterr of
class member Leah
Ledesma) plants flow-
ers near the entrance
of the Council on
Aging. Colin
Campbell spends his
day on a ladder paint-
ing the high spots in
the Senior Center.
Caroline Blochlinger
dresses up the COA
with fresh cypress
mulch. Linda
Winston and Colin
Campbell team up to
paint a wall in the
, .Fernandina Beach
Senior Center. Mike
Godwin paints a wall.
Mark Dennis spends
the day pressure
washing the porch
and all of the outdoor
Everyone in the
Leadership Nassau
group put their heart
and soul into the
project and the
Fernandina Beach
Senior Center has
never looked so good,
noted Jeff McDowell,
marketing and com-
munications manager.
at the Council on
Aging of Nassau


Mr. and Mrs. "rink

Frink-Wri t
Mr. and Mrs. Neil Frink
(Joyce) of Fernandina Beach
announce the marriage of
their son, Sharif Adam Frink,
to Dania Janae Wright, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Wright (Soroya) of Hayward,
The nuptials took place on
Saturday, April 10, 2013, in
Negril, Jamaica, at 5 p.m. The
destination wedding was
attended by a large contin-
gent of family members and
Sharif Frink graduated
from Florida A&M University
with a bachelor's degree in
communications. He received
an MBA from Golden Gate
University in San Francisco.
The groom is employed by
California Telephone Access
The bride, Dania Wright,
graduated from Loyola
Marymount in Southern
California. She is currently
attending San.Francisco
University for her master's
'degree. She is employed by

the Oakland Youth Center.
The newlywed couple will
reside in Hayward, Calif.

Mr. and Mrs. Coleman

Justyna Dymowska of
Warsaw, Poland, and Steven ;
R. Coleman of Fernandina
Beach were married March
18, 2013, in Fernandina
The bride is the daughter {
of Anna Dymowska and Jerzyi
Dymowska of Warsaw,
The groom is the son of "
Bill Coleman.and Vera Hall of}
Marshall, Texas.


Victoria E. Lacefield Joseph T. Purello, son of Anne
Rodriguez has graduated Maliwauki of Fernandina
from the U.S. Coast Guard Beach and Michael Purello of
Academy in New London, Richmond, Va., earned the
Conn., with a bachelor of sci- title of U.S. Marine after grad-
ence degree and a commis- uating from recruit training at
sion as an ensign. The Coast Marine Corps Recruit Depot,
Guard Academy offers a four- Parris Island, S.C.
year educational program of For 13 weeks, Purello
instruction de-signed to pro- stayed committed during
vide cadets the knowledge some of the world's most
and experience essential to demandirdg entry-level mili-
become leaders of character. tary training in order to be
Lacefield Rodriguez is the transformed from civilian to
daughter of Janet Lacefield of Marine.
Mountain Home, Ark., and- One week prior to gradua-
Michael Rodriguez of Mont- tion, Purello endured The
gomery, Md. She is the Crucible, a 54-hour final test
granddaughter of Helen of recruits' minds and bodies.
Lacefield of Gassville, Ark., Upon completion, recruits are;
and Eloisa Tomlinson of presented the Marine Corps
Fernandia Beach. Lacefield emblem and called Marines
Rodriguez graduated in 2008 for the first time.
from Mountain Home High' Purello is a 2005 graduate
School, Mountain Home, Ark. of Benedictine High School of
E Marine Corps Pfc. Richmond, Va.


Josh and Melissa
Sanford Hyers of Yulee
announce the birth of a son,
Brantley Bruce Hyers, born
-at 4:55 a.m. April 20, 2013, at
Baptist Medical Center-
Nassau. The baby weighed 5

pounds 8 ounces and meas-
ured 18.5 inches in length.
Paternal grandparents are
Bruce and Karen Hyers of
Fernandina Beach. The pater-
nalgrandparents are Gary .
and Brenda Sanford of Yuleu

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"Intellectual Disabilities'

bill pass
Florida House has passed SB
142, Intellectual Disabilities. The
bill removes all references to
"mental retardation" in state law
and replaces them with "intel-
lectual disability."
: "This is a great day for our
state," said State Representative
Janet Adkins, who sponsored
an identical House version of
the bill, HB 1119.
"Florida now joins 39 other
states in changing its laws to
show respect towards our citi-
zens with intellectual disabili-
ties," said Adkins. "This bill is
pne way we demonstrate our
i-espect. It's time we eliminate.
the R-word."
Advocates and individuals
with intellectual disabilities fi-om

es in Legislature
across Florida such as 'imbecile' and 'ni
rallied to pro- were once used. Diagnost
i mote the minology changes ovel
Sr Intelleclual years, and the word 'm
D disabilitiess retardation' is now b
Bill. T'houlgh replaced by intellectuala
the term ability."'
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Adldns it became an the American Psych
insult that pro- Association recently made
moted. nega- ilar changes to their official
live stereotypes and bullying, noses.
"It is important to note, Federal health, educ
Florida's first institution for indi- and labor policy statutes
vidualswith developmental dis- changed in 2010
abilities was originally named Congress passed and Pres
'The Florida Farm Colony for Obama signed Rosa's Law
the Epileptic and, Feeble The bill will now be s5
Minded," said Adkins. "Before Gov. Rick Scott to be signe
that, earlier diagnostic terms law.


Rubio staffing Nassau
If you are having an issue
with Social Security,
Medicare, veterans' benefits,
immigration, the IRS or any
federal agency, a member of
,U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's
staff will be available to meet
with you on Tuesday in
Fernandina Beach or
Rubio representatives will
be at the Nassau County
;Council on Aging Hilliard
location, 37002 Ingham Road,
from 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Rubio staff will be at the
Nassau, County Council on
,Aging Fernandina Beach loca,

tion, 1367 South 18th St., from
2-3:30 p.m.
For more information, call
the Jacksonville Regional
Office at (904) 398-8586.
Blue Bag Lunch
Local Democrats meet
each Wednesday at noon for
an informal "Blue Bag Lunch"
get-together. Bring lunch and
join at Democratic Party
Headquarters located at the
corner of Eighth and Date
Democratic headquarters
is open, staffed by volunteers,
from 10-4 Monday through
Friday and 10-12 on
. Saturday.

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Nature photography
The slate of nature photog-
raphy classes for the 7th
annual Wild Amelia Nature
1. -i0,",l, set for May 17-19, is
Snow posted at
www.wildamelia.com. There
are new offerings, some new
professional instructors and a
never-before offered behind-
the-scenes early morning
"Zoo Photography" workshop.
Class size is limited. Early
registration is encouraged.
Classes are offered each day,
of the three-day festival at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center. The workshops will be
held on location. For ques-
tions contact Steve Leimberg,
coordinator, at 491-0474 or
Amelia market open
The Amelia Farmers
Market will be open its regu-
lar hours May 4 during the
Isle of 8 Flags Shrimp
.Festival, with all its award-win-
jiing vendors.
The not-for-profit market is
.open every Saturday from 9
a.m.-1 p.m. at the Shops of
Omni Amelia Island Planta-
tion. Mingle with local farm-
,ers and entrepreneurs offer-
ing farm-di'ect fruits and
' vegetables gourmet bakeld
goods and prepared foods

such as cheeses, honey,
sauces, soups and jellies. The
market also has specially trop-
ical and landscaping plants.
Easy access parking is plenti-
ful. No pets, please. Call 491-
4872 or visit www.ameliafarm-
Join a park ranger for a
presentation and leisurely
guided hike through different
Florida ecosystems on a quest
to characterize tracks left by
an assortment of critters, May
4 at 2 p.m. at the Ribault Club
on Fort George Island Cultur-
al State Park. No reservations
are necessary and the pro-
gram is free. For information
contact the ranger station at
(904) 251-2320.
Rain barrel class
Due to popular demand, a
second class on rain barrels
has been added to the
landscape Matters schedule
on May 11 from 10-11 a.m. at
the County Building in Yulee,
limitedt.o 15 people. This will
be a "hands-on" class. Bring a
sense of humor. Registration
is required by May 6 no later
than 5 p.m. at the Extension
office in Callahan, (904) 879-
The cost is $15 for the bar-
rel. Equipment to convert it to


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a rain barrel is optional and an
additional $30. Make checks
out to Nassau County
Extension. Please be prepared
to specify if your rain barrel
will be free-standing or
attached to a downspout.
Master Gardeners are on
phone duty Fridays, from 10
a.m.-2 p.m., at 491-7340.
Plant Clinic
On May 6 County Exten-
sion Director/Horticulture
Extension Agent Becky Jordi
will conduct a Plant Clinic
from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the
Yulee Extension Office, A1A
and Pages Dairy Road. All
county residents are invited to
bring plant samples showing
problems in their landscapes.
Problems will be identified
and solutions offered for cor-
rection. There is no fee for
this service. For information
call (904) 879-1019. Master
Gardeners are on phone duty
Friday, at 491-7340.
Landscape Matters
On May 8, Master
Gardener Shirley Lohman will
conduct a Landscape Matters
class on perennials at the
Yulee Extension office on
Pages Dairy Road. Lohman
will discuss perennials for
your landscape, including
plant selections that provide

blooming in the spring, sum-
mer and fall. Class is free and
open to the public. For infor-
mation see the Extension
website at: http://nassau.ifas.
ters/landmatters.html, or call
the Extension office at (904)
879-1019. Master Gardeners
are on duty Fridays, at 491-
Palm class
On May 10 from 9 a.m.
until noon, a class on palm
maintenance will be conduct-
ed by Extension Agents
Rebecca Jordi and Larry
Figart both instructors are
ISA-certified arborists. Topics
will include general biology of,
palnis cold hardy varieties -
planting and fertilization; com-
mon palm diseases and nutri-
ent deficiencies; outdoor
demonstration of proper prun-
ing and fruit stalk removal;
and staking. The class will
take place at the James S.
Page Governmental Complex
on Nassau Place in Yulee. It is
free. For information call the
Extension office at (904) 879-
1019. ,
Commercial class
Nassau County Horticul-
ture Extension Agent Rebecca
Jordi and Duval County Com-
mercial Horticulture Exten-

sion Agent Erin Harlow will
conduct a Limited Commer-
cial Landscape Maintenance
class on May 16 from 7:45
a.m.-4 p.m., earning 6 CEUs
for $30. Deadline to register is
May 10 at 5 p.m.
The is required before sit-
ting for the LCLM pesticide
test. The exam is optional and
given at the end of the class,
which includes refreshments,
lunch and program material
(books not included). To take
the exam fill out the applica-
tion, provide proof of insur-
ance form, a check payable to
FDACS and a picture ID and
contact Jordi at rljordi@ufl.
edu. Pre-order books at www.
ifasbooks.com. Those seeking
re-certification may attend for
4 hours for the $30 price.
The Extension's Yulee
office is located at 86026
Pages Dairy Road. Contact
Jordi at (904) 879-1019 or 491-
7340, email rljordi@ufl.edu or
register online at www.event
Shore deanup
Wild Amelia, in partner-
ship with Keep Nassau
Beautiful and Fort Clinch
State Park, will sponsor an
Adopt-a-Shore Cleanup on,
May 11 at 10 a.m. on the
beach at Fort Clinch.
Volunteers are wanted to
assist with this beach cleanup
and entry fees to the parkcWvill
be waived for volunteers. '
Meet at the pier parking lot at
10 a.m. Bags and gloves will
be provided.
The 7th annual Wild '
Amelia Nature Festival will.
take place May 17-19. For
more information about the
festival and the beach
cleanup, go to www.wild
amelia.com, the Wild Amelia
Facebook page or the
"Sustainable Nassau" and
"Beachkeepers Fernandina
Beach" Facebook pages. ,
Walkn' Nassau
Join Walkin' Nassau for a
special event and walk at the
grand opening of the new

Amelia Island bike/walk trail
on May 11. Meet at Peters
Point off South Fletcher
Avenue, Amelia Island, at 8:30
a.m. to sign in. Following the
ceremonies enjoy a 2.6-mile
walk. Walkin' Nassau will
have a table at the event with
club information and member-
Walkin' Nassau T-shirts
will be available for $15. For
information contact Jane
Bailey at dnjbailey@mind-
spring.com or at 261-9884.
Nassau County Master
Gardeners will conduct the-"
bi-annual plant sale on May 18
from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the
James S. Page Governmental
Complex on Nassau Place in
Yulee, rain or shine. Plants
'that have been propagated by
Master Gardeners will be on
sale along with compost buck-
ets, many other perennials,
annuals and garden goodies.
Come early for the best selec-
County Extension
Director/Horticulture Agent
'Becky Jordi will conduct a
.Plant Clinic during the sale.
For, information call the
Extensionl office at (904) 879-
1019. Master Gardeners are
on duty Fridays, at 491-7340.
World War II event
Fort Clinch State Park will
host a Memorial Day week-
end program on May 25 from
9 a.m. to 5 p.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" military
displays, view memorabilia
and learn about the uniforms,
weapons, vehicles and
lifestyle of those who were
part of the war during the
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 information contact
the park at 277-7274 or visit

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50th annual Shrimp Festival opens toni

The 50th Annual Isle of Eight
Flags Shrimp Festival kicks off
tonight with opening ceremonies
at 6:30 p.m. at the Riverfroni
Stage, followed by the Miss
Shrimp Festival 2013 Scholarship
Pageant at 7 p.m., Pirate Invasion
at 9:30 p.m. and fireworks to cap
off the evening at 9:45.
Following the Downtown
Merchants Sidewalk Sale all day
today, enjoy musical entertain-
ment by DRB starting at 5:30 p.m.
and the riverfront food booths
from 6-10:30. The Kids Fun Zone,
featuring games, face painting,
sand art, rock-climbing wall, food
court, bungee fun, pony rides, car-
icatures, live entertainment and
more will open in the parking lot
between North Third and North .
" Fourth streets tonight.
Saturday's activities kick off at
8 a.m. at Main Beach with the 19th
Annual Shrimp Festival 5k .
Run/Walk and 14th Annual Katie
Caples Memorial 1-Mile Youth
Run. For information call the
YMCA at 261-1080.

Festival hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m."
Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The annual Fine Arts & Crafts
Show, featuring more than 300
juried fine artists and craftsmen,
will line Centre Street, North and
South Second,.North and South
Third and North Fourth streets
both days. The Antiques &
Collectibles Show will take place
along South Fourth, Fifth, Sixth
and Seventh streets. The Nassau
County Public & Private Schools
Art Display may be viewed on
North Fofurth Street in front of the
Fernandina Beach library.
. Food booths will offer a variety
of seafood and other delicacies all
day both days throughout the fes-
tival area, including at the river-
front food court, every intersec-
tion along Centre Street and at the
Kids Fun Zone. They will stay
open until 8 p.m. Saturday.
The Live Marine Sea Circus &
Shrimp Aquarium Display spon-
sored by the University of Georgia
Marine Extension Service will be
open for viewing at the foot of
Centre Street at the Amelia Riverr

starting tonight.
Entertainmen( will begin at
9:30 a.m. Saturday on the
River front Stage; with the
Fernandina Beach High School
Jazz Ensemble as the opening act.
The 46th annual Topsy Smith
Memorial Beard Contest, spon-
sored by the Marina Restaurant, is
at 10:30 a.m. on the main stage.
The Little Pirate Contest will take
place at the Kids Fun Zone, follow-
ing the Pirate in Training Contest
'for ages 5 and under at 10 a.m.
Both are sponsored by Ann
Teague Bonding Agency, Inc.
Local favorites, The Instant.
Groove Banid, perform at 11 a.m.
Saturday on the big stage. At 1
p.m. the pirates will once again
invade the harborfront, followed
by ain ice cream eating contest
sponsored by Cold Stone
Creamery Following the Honey
Badgers at 2 p.m., Pablo Cruise
performs its greatest hits live at
the Riverfront Stage at 4:30 p.m.
The local Beech Street Blues
Band will close the day, taking the
stage at 6:30 p.nm.
The fifth annual Shrimp

Festival Putt-Putt Doubles
Tournament will be held Saturday
night at Main Beach, with player
open practice at 7 p.m. and shot-
gun start at 8. Pre-register by
e-mail to Aaron@Aaronbean.com
or call 261-4443.
Special events Sunday include
a ceremony at 1 p.m. at the
Riverfront Stage to celebrate 50
years of the Shrimp Festival and
honor its founders and friends. At
2 p.m. the annual Blessing of the
Fleet and Best Decorated Shrimp
Boat Parade & Contest take place
at the Amelia River.
The Artists and Antiques
Recognition Ceremony for the
300-plus artists in the juried show
hosted by the Island Art
Association will be held at 8:30
a.m. Sunday at the Riverfront
Entertainment will include The
Dynamic Les DeMerle Band fea-
turing Bonnie Eisele at 11 a.m.
and perennial favorites, The
Swingin' Medallions, at 2:30 p.m.
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Driving in
For most of the last 15 years, our group has
parked cars early in the afternoon of the Slrimip
Festival Pirate Parade. The recessed parking sp
make for ideal venues to watch this hometown
treasure. Entrance in the parade is affordable ai
open to anyone interested. Macy's may not be j<
ous, but it is my favorite parade of the year, taki
nothing away from our other fine parades.
This year, as a driver pulling a float, was a ne
,view of things. Although you miss seeing the ot
entrants come past, the parade of spectators isa
blast to experience. From 2 to 92, who doesn't li
the atmosphere of a good parade? The look on t
faces of the crowd as we passed was testament i
the best'things in life can be free.
What a treat I had driving a float that was a b
hit with the crowd. Our float was the Ben Byrns
Foundation entry put together with the genius o
Ken Byins and countless man hours of Ken and
wife Laurie. The idea that got so much response
was the revolving tennis shoes mounted to the
truck and trailer tires. I heard literally hundreds
comments, saw the finger pointing, heard the cl
ping and watched countless pictures being snap
Let me disclaim for anyone who saw me driving
drive is all I did, other than lend a truck.
Hollie-and I serve on the Ben Byrns Founda
initiated by these parents who don't want their 1
of a 20-year-old son swept unqer any rug. They
together, in a short, time window, a very innovate
and successful race at our local airport runway.
Sean McGill was a great booster and helped ma
the venue a reality. In its first year, the race attra
ed 350 participants, a number which is sure to g
this fall.
Pondering the terrible question "How wou

we reacSt tolosicng a chilll" I
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)o(s enllough to do what K(en and liurie
are doing. heir choice to honor
n d Ben's life and help educate yobng
eal- 'i adults on making good choices is
ng very admirable. l'hey have direct-
ed proceeds to the first year's race
.w to the Boys and Girls Club and the
her Humane Society. Efforts are under
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Re CORNER two organizations to explore spe-
the cific designation of future funds for
that programs to benefit youth aware-
Rick Keffer ness. Who the designees are and
iig what they do with the proceeds
will be largely Ken and- laurie's choice. The point is
of they are committed to this endeavor, and Ken is
1 his already thinking of the next race, and the next
e parade, while Laurie has made hundreds of
bracelets that help fund the cause. They have no
s of idea I am writing this and won't until Friday. There
lap- are dear friends, but most importantly, a couple will-
uped. ing to work to help all the families with kids in our
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For the safety and comfort o
Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp
festival vendors, exhibitors
participants, volunteers, guests
residents and businesses
[please adhere to these regular
tions within the festival area:
1 1. The Isle of Eight Flags
Shrimp Festival ispermitted by
franchise and area defined by
the City-of Fernantdina Beach
Code of Ordinances, Section 14
1. The following items are pro
hibited within the festival area
by Ordinances issued by the
City of Fernandina Beach:
NO Alcoholic Beverages
permittpd.on any public street
,highway, right of way, sidewalk
and boardwalk, unless an
enclosed area is so licensed and
designated by the Shrimp
Festival Committee.
NO Roller or In-Line
NO Skateboards
NO Bicycle Riding
-. Use of Nuisance Items
auch as Silly String, Poppers
or High-powered Water Guns
The Fernandina Beach
_'Police Department and Code

Shrimp Festival rules and regulations
f Enforcement strictly enforces lation is received in writing no signage nor other fundraising to comply with these regula-
p ALL City ordinances. later than April 1, 2013, unless efforts will be allowed unless tions and/or city code may Con
, 2. All activities within (lie otherwise noted. No refunds otherwise permitted by the -result in a citation, censure or to
, Festival area must comply with will be given for late arrivals or Shrimp Festival Committee. possible expulsion from the tion
, Festival Regulations and City no-shows. 9. Solicitation of signatures Festival area. tim.
I- Code. All exhibitors, vendors 5. Hours of Festival for petitions must pre-register
and entertainment in the Operation (unless otherwise with the Shrimp Festival
s Festival area must be permil- ii,', till'i. i Committee prior to April 25,
y ted by the Shrimp Festival Friday 6 p.m. -10:30 p.m., 2013. The solicitors will be
'yCommittee. No unauthorized (Riverfrontand Kids-Fun Zone given credentials and assigned
h' street vendors or entertainers Only Food Booths open until a location to gi ect visitors.
- will be allowed. Businesses and 11 p.m.) Deviation from assigned loca-
. residents in the City of Saturday 9 a.m. 7 p.m. tion, shouting. "hawking." inter-
a Fernandina Beach should con- (Riverfront Entertainment and ruption of foot traffic or props S p.
tinue to comply with City and Food Booths open until 8 p.m.) will not be allowed. Petition
State licensing codes, unless. Sunday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. solicitors must wear their iden- k Danielf
s otherwise permitted by the 6. The Kids Fun Zone is des- tification badges and should Jk Oanielt
, Shrimp Festival Committee. ignated as a "Tobacco-Free only be volunteers ofa verified 75OmL
3. Businesses operating with Zone". non-profit organization, notas 99
a license from the Florida 7. Visitors are discouraged paid solicitors.
Department of Alcohol, from bringing pets due to the 10. Costumed Mascots or
Tobacco & Firearms (i.e., crowds, hot street surface and Characters must apply and, if Crown Royal
restaurants, bars, pubs, etc.) warm temperature; however, approved, have paid a Sponsor 1.75L
should not deviate from their they are not prohibited. Pets permit for access issued by theQ .
normal licensed operating pro- must be on a leash not longer Shrimp Festival Committee at
cedure and should practice due than 4 feet and any waste must least thirty (30) days prior to "
diligence to ensure their cus- be cleaned up and disposed of. the first day of the festival. They
s tomers do not enter the Festival 8. NO distribution of adver- will be assigned to a specific BacGardi Rum
, area with any alcoholic bever- tising literature or marketing area and are not allowed to 1.75L
ages. (see Regulation 1). items or any other such docu- roam (unless otherwise per- 99 !
4. This" ev,.-ntvwill be held -ments will be allowed. Neither mitted by the Shrimp Festival li
rain or shine Exhibitor booth raffles, tip jars, walking bill- Committee). No unauthorized ordark
'fee may he refunded if cancel- boards, snipe or sandwich type costumed mascots or charac-
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One wins


FDSL title

In any sport, the differ-
ence between winning and
losing comes down to who
can best-deal with adversity
during crucial moments of
the game. This was best
exemplified Saturday as
The Journey Church Team,
One was crowned 2013
FDSL champions.
This was the best sea-
son ever in the history of
the Family Driven Softball
League, as 10 teams took to
the fields on Champion-
ship Saturday. But what
seams to have become the
norm is the championship
game. For the last three
seasons the championship
game has come down to
the Journey Church Team
One versus Celebration
Baptist Church.
In 2011, Team-One was
defeated early in the tour-
nament and had to fight its
way back through the dou-
ble-elimination format
before losing in the cham-
pionship game to Celebra-
tion. I
With a Derek Bellar-
inspired Journey team in
2012, two high-powered
offenses battled in the
championship game With
Team One winning its first
Although the 2013
championship game fea-
tured the same teams, both
had to battle adversity to
make the final round.
SBellar's Journey team
defeated Memorial United
Methodist Church 17-6.
In its second game, ,
Team Onei found itself.
down by eight runs in the
first inning to New
Beginnings Church and
had to scratch and claw
their way back before win-
ning the contest 13-12.
Meanwhile Journey
Three defeated Celebration
20-14 early in the day, set-
ting up the winners bracket
game against Team One.
Team One, which came
from three runs down in
the regular season to de-
feat Journey Three, found
itself down again by five
runs before battling back
to win the contest and
sending Team Three to the
losers bracket.
A Chris Spivey-inspired
Celebration team found
itself having to win six
games in order to re-turn to
the championship.
Along the way
Celebration defeated Yulee
Overflow 11-3, Journey
Two 15-9, Five Points 27-12,
* New Beginnings 24-9 and
First Baptist Blue 18-8.
Celebration then defeated
Journey Three 17-9.
But Journey One, which
lost just one game all sea-
son, scored eight runs in
the final inning and held off
a heroic charge by a tired
Celebration team to win the
championship for the sec-
ond year in a row by a
sore of 19-14.
Celebration won more
games Saturday than in its
entire regular season and,
won the hearts of many by
' the gritty performance.
Celebration completed the
' season with a second-plice
Finish while Journey Three
finished in third place. First
Baptist Blue took fourth
The tournament's most
valuable players are both
from Journey One. Female
MVP goes to catcher Col-
Sleen Trotter, who recorded
a .588 batting average for
the tournament. And for
the men, pitcher Bellar
recorded a .687 batting
Members of the Jour-
ney Church Team One are
coach Bellar, Damon Row-
land, Shauna Worthington,

Chris Miller, Ryan Mastel-
ler, Trotter, Dan Morris,
Alisha DeAngelo, Jonathan
Ball, Taylor Massey, Su-
zanne Bryant, Marcus Car-
ter, David Massey, Joseph
White and Robby Lewis.




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The season came to a halt Tuesday night
in Yulee for the Lady Hornets. The visit-
ing Episcopal Lady Eagles defeated their
hosts 2-1 in a Region 1-4A semifinal
game. Episcopal advances to tonight's
title game against Madison County. The
Yulee High School Lady Hornets (16-10)
were the District 4-4A champs, defeating
Fernandiria Beach and West Nassau en
route toithe school's first district title in
softball. ari-la Beasley, bottom row right,
pitched a two-hitter and Sierra Mills, left,
got the save. The Hornets were led at the
plate by Zoie Williams with two hits and
twtwowo-but hits by Mills and Courtney
Dietz, bottom row left. Yulee defeated
Bolles in the regional quarterfinal.
Yulee scored in the bottom of the first on
a hit by Aills, scoring Graison Murray
(above). Bolles answered in the top of the
second with a pair of runs and, in the
bottom of the sixth Hannah Pipkin, below
left, put the Lady Hornets ahead with her
first home run of the season after Beasley
was intentionally walked. It was three up-
three down for the Lady Bulldogs in the
top of the seventh as Yulee advanced to
the regional semifinals. Beasley and Mills
combined for a two-hitter; Beasley won
her ninth game of the season. Also pic-
l nnmahm oz, bpt. yley
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Shrimp Fest doubles toumey
The fifth annual Shrimp Fest Doubles Putt-
Putt Tournament is May 4. Format is a two-per-
son, best ball for two rounds. Registration and
practice begin at 7 p.m. Shotgun start is at 8
p.m. Divisions include beginners, intermediate
and advanced. Cost is $20., per team and
includes a treat at halftime.

The 2013 Putt-Putt Business League
begins May 14 and runs seven weeks. Sign up
your business and join Y Yoga, Moon River
Pizza and Quality Health. Teams are four per-
sons (can be same or different each week) and
will compete for bragging rights and cheesy
prizes each Tuesday at 7 p.m. Rayonier.is the
current champion.
Cost is $280 per team plus tax and includes
a treat for participants at halftime each week.

Continental Championship Wrestling makes
its way to Peck Gym May 11 with a 7:30 p.m.
bell time. CCW champ Johnathan Wells,takes
on Cuzin Ricky Jay, the tag team champs, the
Marcs Brothers, face the Army of Darkness,
the Southern States champion Kevin Toole
takes on Maddog Miller and Romeo De La
Guerra will face "The Outlaw" Jamie
Also appearing are Hayden Price, John
Douglas, Logan Stevens, Skylark and, in his
debut, the Masked Rocker; there will also an
interview with "Rock and Roll" Chris Tumer.
Portions of the proceeds to benefit Shiny
Badges. Tickets are $8 at the door. For infor-
mation, visit www.ccwrestling.biz.

The Fernandina Beach High School Lady
Pirates will be holding a soccer camp.for boys
and girls entering second through ninth grades.
The camp will be held June 3-6 from 6-8 p.m.
at the Ybor Alvarez Sports Complex on Bailey
Road. The cost is $60 and includes instruction
by current and former FBHS Lady Pirate soc-
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teach and improve soccer skills and team and
individual competitions. A camp T-shirt is guar-
anteed with registrations received by May 20.
For information or to receive a registration
form, call (904) 335-1103.

Summer trackand 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
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, 17and 23 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The inaugural Guns & Hoses charity softball
game will be May 18 at the Yblor Alvarez soft-
ball complex on Bailey Road in Fernandina
Beach. The festivities start at 4 p.m. with the
opening ceremony at 5:30 p.m.
The day will feature Sparky, the fire dog,
public health awareness, activities for children
and a medical helicopter landing. All proceeds
benefit the United Way.

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 am. 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.

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

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-
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.


Team Amelia is an A level tennis team participating in the First Coast League, which
is comprised of teams from the Jacksonville area. This season Team Amelia finished
first in its division with an undefeated record. Team Amelia is made up of both
Amelia Island Club and non-club members. Club members contributing to this year's
victory are Ursula Childs, Cecy Koppel, Diane Langert, Sandy Mann, Cille Ramsey,
Gigi Roark and Annette Stocker. Team members, from left, include Koppel, Michele
Staples, Ramsey, Childs, MaryBeth Steilen, Stocker, Julie Dobinski, Jimmie Boyd
and Langert.

Hughes crowned club champion
SThe Women's Golf Association of The Amelia
.i o Island Club held its women's stroke play club
championship April 19-20. Seventeen women in
S' three flights competed in the two-day tournament.
Elizabeth Hughes captured the overall title of
club champion with two rounds of 80 and 81 for a
161 gross total. This was her first stroke play title
at Long Point. Finishing second to Hughes and
capturing the championship flight low gross title
was Marti Cain with a two-day total of 143. Low
S net in the championship flight went to Carol
S:Kimmel with a two-day total of 151.
i ". Amy Pace won the A division flight with a two-
day low gross total of 139 and Gail Biondi cap-
S" turned the low net honors in the same flight with a
total of 138.
In the B division flight, Sheila Braddock won
with a total low gross score of 213 over the two
-B 'as days and Mary Branneh captured the low net'hon-
ors with a score of 150.
In the nine-hole division, Sarah Harris won the
SUBMITTED club championship title with a 107 low gross
2013 Amelia Island Club Champion score. Judith Adelman finished with a.low net
Beth Hughes. score of 80.


The city of Fernandina
Beach Recreation Depart-
ment (www.fbfl.us) offers:
Indoor soccer Wednes-
days from 6-8 p.m. at Peck
Gym. Fee is $2 for city resi-
dents, $5 non-city.
Mini-tournament Wed-
nesdays, one-pitch adult soft-
ball tournaments on two'
Wednesday per month in
June, July and August. Tourn-
ament dates are June 12
(men), June 26 (co-ed), July
10 (men), July 24 (co-ed),
Aug. 7 (men) and Aug. 21 (co-
ed). ASA rules, 35-minute
time limit, six-team maximum
per tournament. Entry fee is
$125 paid in cash on tourna-
ment nights. Deadline is
Monday. Visit www.league-
lineup.com/fbflsfotball or con-
tact Jason at 277-7256 or
Friday night men's "Iron
Man" one-pitch softball tour-
nament at 7 p.m. May 31 at
the Ybor Alvarez softball fields
on Bailey Road. Six-team,
maximum, 40-minute time
limit. Home runs decided by
umpire rolling one di. Teams
supply Classic M softballs.
Round robin format. Top four
teams advance to champi-
onship or third-place game.
Prizes'for first through third
places. Entry fee is $220.
Deadline is May 29. Contact
Jason at 277-7256 or
Summer adult softball
registration is through May 20.
at the AtlanticAvenue Recrea-
tion 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. Sea-
son begins June 3. Men's
(USSSA rules, games Thurs-
days), 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 accepted
after May 21. Mandatory cap-
tains 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.league-
Summer adult basketball
registration through May 15 at
the Atlantic Avenue Recrea-
tion Center. Team fee is $350
and due May 15. Teams must
have matching colors; check
availability upon registration).
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, ext. 2013, or jrobert-
Spring home-schoolers
swim clinic Tuesdays and
Thursday from 11-11:50 a.m.
at the Atlantic pool through

May 23 for ages 4 and up.
Fee is $25 a month, city resi-
dents; $31 non-city. Contact
Kathy Russell at 277-7350,
ext. 2016, or krussell@
Summer group swimming
lessons re gstrationis-pen -at '
the Atlantic Avenue Recrea-
tion Center. American Red
Cross levels 1-2 and stroke
clinics (one week), fee is $40
city residents; $50 non-city.
Levels 3-4 (two weeks), fee is
$55 city and $68 non-city.
Group lessons begin May 28.
Yogapod flow classes are
the Peck Center Tuesdays,
Wednesday and Thursdays
from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Yoga-
pods and round yoga pads
are provided. Sunrise beach
yoga classes are from 7:30-
8:30 a.m. Tuesday at beach
access No. 9. Cost is $7 per
class or $30 for five for city:
residents; $8 per class or $35
for five for non-city. Contact
Brenda Kayne at 548-3224 or
Open basketball is Mon-
days, Wednesdays and
Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7
p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays
from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4
p.m. at Peck Gym, based on
court availability.
Adult volleyball is from 7-
9 p.m. Tuesday and Fridays
at Peck Gym.Cost is $2 per
day for city residents ($5 non).
Youth volleyball is from 3-5
p.m. Tuesday and Friday.
Cost is $2 per day for city resi-
dents ($5 non-city).
Peck Gym weight room is
open from 11 a.m. to 7 p,m.
Monday through Friday. Cost
is $3 a day, $25 a month for,
city residents ($31.25 non- -
city), $120 for sixth months
($150 non-city) or $180 for 12
months ($225 non-city). Per-
sonal training is available; $30
per session, $75 per week
(three sessions) or $200 a
month (two sessions a week).
Dietary analysis and food pro-
gram. Call Jay at:277-7364 for
Check out Central Park
tennis court keys at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center ($5 deposit, refund-
able if returned within a year).
Fernandina Beach Scuba
Club meets at 6 p.m. the third
Tuesday at the Atlantic Ave-
nue Recreation Center. Call
Kathy Russell, 753-1143, or
email krussell@fbfl.org for
Aqua 1 water aerobics is
from 10-10:55 a.m. weekdays
at the Atlantic Avenue Recrea-
tion Center pool. Deep water
aerobics (acua fitness belts
required) is Mondays, Wed-
nesdays and Fridays from 11-
11:55 a.m. Cost is $50 per
month (city residents) and
$62.50 (non-city) for one class
per day; $60 (city residents)
and $75 (non-city) for two
classes; or $5 for one class,
$10 for two.

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Big Dipper. The B131s scoop and handle are icnarly at their culmination (highest) lxpositions in the norh at tO1 p.m.i Then Draco's tail
I ' Curves downward over the cup of the ,itt le Dipper and falls to the right ofPolaris, the North StarFollowinlg the sinuous tail of the
*: ,L , Dragon is like trekking along on the winding Yellow Brick Road in the Wizard of Oz. The eye just sects to hop, skip, andtunLble C
*lf naturally from one star to another. but then there is ai breakdown that occurs where ithe tail meets a snilll eaidre of live faint slaims
that outline thfe tiny body of this fearsome sentinel. Where do you go from here? 'he secret during late April and early May is to look to the right and
slightly above the five bodxy stars to find an additional four stars that create a trapezoidal figlie. That's the head ofDraco. By connecting the star of the
head that is closest tothe star of the bodly, the picture of Draco-tail, xodly, neck,-and head-is completed. Some people see Draco as a turtle, camel.
alligator or a snake. Whatever works for you is line; how ,ever, for more than two decades. Draco has been my mystery constellation when I instruct
classes auidei tl'e real or electronic sky. I simply outline Draco's stats without any comment and let my audiences guess at the pattern. Whether the
group is composed of kindergarten kids or senior cili/ens, someone always, and I mean always, comes up with the Dragon. There .has never been a
miss. It gives credence to the concept that people separated by continents could have envisioned the same star patterns without any coimmmcations,
You can download a sky map showing Draco's cuinenlt position by going to www.astronomiyorg and clicking on "this week's StarWatch." Scroll to
the top and 'lick on the "North" sky chart for 10 p.m. www.astronomy.org

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FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013 NEWS News-Leader

More than 850 bicycle riders and walkers endured cold, wet conditions for the 9th
Annual Katie Ride and Katie Walk on Amelia Island on April 20.

Cold, damp Katie Ride 'blessed'

The coldest April 20 in near-
ly 90 years provided another
memorable day for the 9th.
Annual Katie Ride and Katie
Walk. The day started out with




overcast skies and plummeting
temperatures but finished with
another inspiring event in the
books. More than 850 cyclists
and walkers weathered the ele-
ments to support the Katie
Caples Foundation.
Participants and volunteers
were welcomed with Starbucks
coffee, Chick-fil-A, Panera and
Natalie's Orchid Island Orange
Juice, served by Florida State
College at Jacksonville culinary
"Despite the conditions, it
was impressive to see the com-
mitment of our participants,
teams, sponsors, volunteers,
donor families, transplant recip-
ients and the community," said
Lance Jones, executive director
of the Katie Ride. "We have
been extremely blessed to have
the support of the community
and it was definitely on display
'The 18-, 36-, 62- and 100-mile
ride started shortly after 8 a.m.
followed by the family fun-ride,
off-road ride and Katie Walk at
8:45. A majority of participants
shortened their distance due to
the weather and received a
warm welcome at the finish by
Carrabba's and Fireshouse
Subs, lunch sponsors for the
"Wow, I will never forget that
ride!" noted first-time partici-
pant and sponsor Michael

Pajcic. "It was totally worth it
and I had a great time. The staff
and volunteers were so accom-
modating and did a great job
pulling it off."
The Katie Ride, presented
by Mayo Clinic, is the signature
fundraising event for the Katie
Caples Foundation. Proceeds
from the event support the foun-
dation's year-round organ donor
education program, which has
been recognized by Donate Life
America and reached more than
78,000 high school students
since it was implemented in
Additional sponsors include
Wolfson Children's Hospital,
Nemours, UF & Shands
Jacksonville, Baptist Health,
Bridge to Life, Pajcic & Pajcic,
Rayonier, Chardonnay Founda-
tion, Walmart, University Air
Center, Ann McGrath, Trauma-
One, LifeNet Health of Florida,
RTI Biologics, Amelia Dental
Group; Nassau Physical Thera-
py, First Coast Community
Bank, Heekin Orthopedic
Specialists, North Florida
OBGYN and Rick ,Keffer
The 10th anniversary of the
Katie Ride is set for Saturday,
April 12, 2014.
For details and information,
contact Iance Jones at (904)
310-5864 or visit www.Katie




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FRIDAY, MAY 3.2013

Art showdetails
The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Show,
featuring more than 300 juried fine
artists and craftsmen, will line Centre
Street North and South Second North
and South Third and North Fourth
streets in downtown Femandina Beach
on Saturday and Sunday during the Isle
of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival.
The Antiques & Collectibles Show will
take place along South Fourth, Fifth,
Sixth and Seventh streets. The Nassau
County Public & Private Schools Art
Display may be viewed on North Fourth
Street in front of the Femandina Beach
Shrimp Festival hours are 9 a.m.-7
p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday The Artists and Antiques
Recognition Ceremony for the 300-plus
artists in the juried show organized by
the Island Art Association will be held at,
8 30 a m Sunday ai the Riverfront
Stage at the foot of Centre Street

Shrimp Fest

fine art show

judges named
For the News-Leader
The Island Art Association has
announced the three judges for the
Shrimp Festival juried art show this week-
Leah Lopez grew up in the heart of
Northern New Mexico where the influ- '
ence of a rich culture of artisans fed her
imagination and inspired the exploration
of creative interests. Drawing and painting
was a continual means of expression and
inspiration, and in time led her to practice
.traditional techniques in Southern
California then, later to the University of
New Mexico. At 23, she was exposed to
the timeless, enlightening philosophies
encouraged by artists Gregg Kreutzer,
Sherrie McGraw and David Leffel. Over
the next. four years, studying with these
artists eventually took her from the
Southwest to the Art Students League in
New York, where she resides today.
Leah's artwork has made its way into
the, hearts and homes of collectors all over
the country. She has been represented by
fine galleries in Santa Fe, Edmond,
Scottsdale, Carmel, Pasadena, Jackson
Hole and Bronxville and she participates
in group shows in New York and across
the. states. She's been honored with
awards and accommodations from
esteemed organizations such as Scottsdale
Artists School, American Women Artists,
Salon International and National
Association of Women Artists.
Leah enjoys the privilege of mentoring
and teaching. Regarding one of her
. favorite topics in class, she says, "We use
our subject matter, still life for example, as
the vehicle in which to explore the visual
elements that can make a painting appeal-
ing, stimulating, interesting, realistic or
dramatic." She teaches at the New York
Academy of Art and is invited to instruct
at art institutions along the East Coast.
Joel Bagnal graduated from Stetson
University with a major in art, where he
ART Continued on 5B

The seventh annual Wild Amelia Nature Festival will kick off at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 17 with
the always-popular sea turtle release at Main Beach. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center, in partnership
with Wild Amelia, will officially begin the festival with the release of oneor more rehabilitated sea
turtles back to their ocean home. The event like many in the three-day festival is free and open
to the public.

Nature Fest blend of old, new

fool-stomping music, the
seventh annual Wild
Amelia Nature Festival, set
for May 17-19, has a lot to offer to
island residents and visitors alike
and will be a blend of popular com-
ponents from past festivals and
some new offerings.
Wild Amelia, a nonprofit organ-
ization run entirely by volunteers
from Amelia Island, conducts edu-
cational nature programs year--
i-ound that culminate in the three-
day festival on the third weekend
in May. Many festival events and
activities including the Expo and
some ecolours -- are free and open
to the public. The mission of Wild
Amelia is asit has always been: to
encouraged appreciation and care-
ful stewardship of the island's wild

places and wildlife through educa-
The Wild Amelia Nature
Festival will kick off on Friday,
May 17 at 10:30 a.m. with a popu-
lar event: the" Georgia Sea Turtle
Center will release one or more
rehabilitated sea turtles at Main
Beach. This heartwarming occa-
sion watching a now healthy tur-
tle returning to its ocean home is
a festival highlight for many and is
free and open to the public.
As in the past, the festival
offers ecotours hikes and bike,
boat, golf cart and segway trips -
throughout the three-day period;
as well as a curriculum of nature
photography classes during the
festival. However, the photo class
track this year offers new classes'
and some new professional

instructors. Also new this year will
be two unique offerings at the
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. On
Friday evening, May 17, the festi-
val is offering a unique behind-the-
scenes tour at the zoo and a deli-
cious dinner there as well. On
early Sunday morning, the zoo will
host a nature photography shoot
behind the scenes at the zoo and a
brunch for the hungry photogra-
The slate of Saturday's festival
activities includes more ecotours
and afhuge Expo at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center from 10
a.m. until 4 p.m. This Expo will fea-
ture exhibits from nonprofit nature
and conservation groups, as well
as "green, sustainable" businesses
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Two of the greatest sympho-
ny conductors of our genera-
tion, Robert Spano and Donald
Runnicles, are also highly
accomplished pianists. The two
maestros will perform piano.
works of Beethoven, Brahms,
Haydn and Schumann at a May
12 concert of the Amelia Island
Chamber Music Festival.
The 7 p.m. performance will
be held at Prince of Peace
Lutheran Church at 2600
Atlantic Ave. in Fernandina
Beach. Tickets are $25 and are
available at www.aicmf.com or
by calling the festival box office
at 261-1779.
During his 11 seasons as
music director of the Atlanta
Symphony Orchestra; Spano
has elevated the ASO to new
levels of international promi-
nence and acclaim. Spano, who
has conducted.the greatest .
orchestras around the world,
also is music director of the
Aspen Music Festival and
One of t&e world's finest con-
ductors of symphonic and oper-
atic repertoire, Runnicles is
general music director of the
Deutsche Oper Berlin and chief
conductor of the BBC Scottish
Symphony Orchestra. Formerly
music director and principal
conductor of the San Francisco
Opera, Runnicles is music direc-
tor of the Grand Teton Music
Festival and principal guest con-
ductor of the ASO.
Also performing at this con-
cert will be David Coucheron,
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For the News-Leader

The cast of "Love, Loss and What I Wore" at Amelia Community
Theatre includes, back row, from left, Toni D'Amico, Cass
Willford, Billy Powell, Rachel Tyler and Marjorie Comer. Seated
are Diana Herman, Sue Weiner, Cynthia Riegler and Amy Petroy.

* Amelia Community Theatre cel-
ebrates women as it presents
"Love, Loss and What I Wore" in
its Studio 209 theater at 209 Cedar
St. There are five performances,
including a matinee on Mother's
It is a play of monologues and
ensemble pieces about women,
clothes and memory written by the
late Nora Ephron and Delia
Ephron, based on the book by
Ilene Beckerman.
'The show, presented as a read-
ers' theater, is funny and com-
pelling, as the women tell stories
about important events in their
lives and the clothing connected to
it, such as prom dresses, paper

dresses or a special pair of boots.
They discuss buying their first bra,
dressing like Madonna. why they
always end up wearing basic black
and the constant frustration of a
purse. One character observes, "I
personally have a rule against
sleeveless turtleneck sweaters.
Are you hot or are you cold? Make
up your mind."
"Love, Loss and What I Wore"
premiered in New York in 2009
and many well known actors have
been part of the changing cast,
including Rosie O'Donnell, Tyne
Daly and Brooke Shields. Amelia
Community Theatre's cast of eight
features Toni D'Amico, Diana
Herman, Amy Petroy, Billy Powell,
LOVE Continued on 2B


Amelia Insight will host a
Dharma Movie Night May 10 at
7 p.m. at the Dome Healing enlightenment
Center. Amelia Island guaranteed
"Enlightenment Guaranteed,"
the acclaimed Zen comedy by
award-winning director Doris
Dorrie. is about brothers Uwe
and Gustav. comfortable middle class family men
in modern Munich. An unexpected divorce and a
long planned retreat suddenly collide, and they're
on their own, lost in Tokyo. Finally arriving at a
Zen monastery, can they find their way? The
Washingtort Post called it "a brilliant comedy
about self discovery."
If there is interest, a facilitated discussion will
follow. The screening is free but donations are
greatly appreciated. For information contact
ameliainsight@gmail.com or 261-9143.

"The Amazing Horseshoe Crab" is the topic of
the final Wild Nite on May 14 at 7 p.m. at the Peck
Center Auditorium. 516 South 10th St. Guest
speaker will be Ranger Daniel Tardona. resource
interpretive specialist of the Timucuan Preserve.
The monthly lecture series, -
leads up to the annual Wild 1..%
Amelia Nature Festival May '
Maligned and misunder-
stood. the strange-looking.
horseshoe crab is actually helpful to humans and
other living things. The females come to the
beach to nest and their eggs are the primary food
source for at least 11 species of migratory birds.
The crab's blue blood also is used in medical
research to test for pathogens in drugs and pros-
thetic devices. Over-harvesting of the females and
beach or,' ,,i, n has led to a precipitous decline in

some horseshoe crab populations. Visit
www.wildamelia.com and Wild Amelia Nature
Festival on Facebook.

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John Logan's"Red."winner
of the 2010 Tony Award for
Best Play. opens at Fernandina Little Theatre. 1014
Beech St.. on May 11. Starring Gill Johnston and
Hays Jacobs and directed by Amelia Hart. "Red" is
a portrait of painter Mark Rothko and his assistant
and has been described as "intense and exciting...
a study in artist appreciation ... (that) captures the
dynamic relationship between an artist and his
Performances are May and 18 at 7:30
p.m. and May 12 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and
available in advance at The UPS Store at the
island Publix shopping center: the play includes
adult language. For information visit ameliaflt.org.




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The Ladles Auxiliary of
VFW Post No. 4351 will
serve brunch on May 5 from
11 a.m. until 1 p.m. for an $8
donation. Provide three pack-
aged items for the Salvation
Army Hope House or the
Adopted Soldiers deployed In
Afghanistan donation box at
VFW Post No. 4351 and
receive brunch for a $5 dona-
tion. All members and their
guests welcome.
VFW Post No. 4351 is
located at 96086 Wade's
Place, Femandina Beach
(under the Shave Bridge). For
information call (904) 432-

The Woman's Club of
"Fernandina 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 join In
the fun. A donation of $10 per
person includes lunch,
dessert and snacks. For
reservations call 277-8244 or
261-4885 or contact a
*'Woman's Club member.
The Newcomers Club of
Amelia Island will host Its
monthly coffee May 9 at
-10:30 a.m. Women interested
in joining the club and who
reside in Nassau County (no
matter how long they have
lived here) are welcome to
'attend. For information con-
tact Lulu Elliott at
luluelliott@hotmail.com or
548-9807 (or other contact on
the coffee committee) or visit

American Legion
Auxiliary Unit 54 Is celebrat-
ing its 90th anniversary with
a party on May 11 beginning
at 5 p.m., with dinner being
served at 6 p.m. The celebra-
tion will be held in the Post
meeting hall, 626 S. Third St.
All members of Unit 54 and
their guests are invited to
"Come Share the Memories
and See What We Have
Done." Responses and ques-
tions may be directed to
Debbie Dobbs at 491-1598.

Ladies of all ages are
Invited to Divas' Day Out, a
benefit for Amelia Island
nonprofit Girl Power 2 Cure,
10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 11 at the
Atlantic Recreation Center,
2500 Atlantic Ave.,
Femandina Beach. Help cure
Rett Syndrome and have
some fun. Enjoy 30 vendor
booths, beauty treatments, a
: fashion show, fitness demos,
make-and-take Mother's Day
cards and gifts and prize
drawings. Children's events
'include a "Diva Dress Up"
booth, cupcake decorating
and more. Entry is a $3 dona-
tion per person, children 6
and under admitted free.
For information visit
Mamamella.com or email
Tiffany Wilson at

Info@ mamamelia.com.

Mary Rhopa la Clerra of
St. Augustine will present a
program at the May 14
meeting of the Amelia
Island Quilt Guild. A lifetime
interest in fibers and fabrics
propelled Mary from self-
taught seamstress to a MFA
degree and employment as a
costume maker and teacher.
Since retiring as professor of
Theatrical Design, she has
taken up quilting and fiber art
and her work has been shown
at Quiltfest Jacksonville, the
St. Augustine Art Association
and the Florida Studio Art
Quilt Exhibit. She has won
numerous awards and cur-
rently has a solo show at the
Thrasher-Home Center for the
Arts in Orange Park. The quilt
guild holds monthly meetings
at 7 p.m. on the second
Tuesday at the Women's
Club, 201 Jean LaFitte Ave.
Programs are free and open
to the public, For information
visit aiquilters.com.

A FLORA 500 luncheon
on May 16 from noon-2 p.m.
at the Florida House Inn, 22
S. Third St., will feature
Xavier Cortada, environ-
mental artist. Cortada will
discuss FLOR500, the partici-
patory art, nature and history
project he created to com-
memorate Florida's quincen-
tennial in 2013 and provide a
glimpse of what the Florida
landscape was like 500 years
ago. The Miami artist worked.
with scientists across the
state to identify 500 native
wildflowers that were here
when Ponce de Leon landed
and named the state.
Sponsored by Friends of
the Fernandina Beach Library
and Nassau County Library
System. Tickets are $20 each
at the library on North Fourth
Street. Deadline to purchase
is May 13.

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 experi-
ences. Dan Voll and Michele
Bid will provide live music.
Tickets are $50 and limited
to 200. Purchase online at
om or the NHS offices at 671
Airport Road; the Second
Chance store' at 1002 South
14th St.; or Island Time
Premium Frozen Yogurt at
306 Centre St. For information
visit www.nassauhumanesoci-
ety.com or call 491-1511.

A Savory Taste to Benefit
Micah's Place will be held
May 18 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
at the Woman's Club, 201
Jean LaFitte Ave. Tickets are
$35, all-inclusive. Guest chefs

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One of American's best-selling jazz
artists, trumpeter Chris Botti, joins the
Jacksonville Symphony with his distinc-
tive style that blends the verve of jazz
Improvisation with pop and classical
themes on May 4 at 8 p.m. In the Moran
Theater at the Times-Union Center In
Jacksonville. Tickets are $20-75. Call
(904) 354-5547 or visit
Jazz music
The first Tuesday of each month fea-
lures the jazz of the John Thomas
Group, with John on keyboard and
Ernie Ealum of Femandina Beach on
bass, at Culhane's Irish Pub, 967
Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach. Special
guest artist, legendary jazz violinist
Russell George, will join the group May
7 from 6-8 p m
Movie scores
The Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra performs blockbuster scores
from "E T," "Jaws," "Star Wars," "Harry
Potter" and more on May 10 at 11 a.m.
In the Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall
at the Times-Union Center for the
Performing Arts, 300 Water'St,
Jacksonville Coffee Is hosted by the
Jacksonville Symphony Guild before the
concert at 10 a m.
Tickets are $16-26. Call (904) 354-
5547 or visit www JaxSymphony org.
Let Freedom Ring
The annual "Let Freedom Ring" con-
cert with the Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra will be held May 23 at 7 p.m.
at First Baptist Church of Femandina
Presented by ARIAS (Amelia
Residents In Action for the Symphony),
this annual event celebrates Memorial
Day Weekend with a program of
Americana, such as themes from
Victory at Sea, by Richard Rogers.
There also will be American patriotic
music, including the Armed Forces
Salute that presents the songs of the
different service branches, at which time
the veterans of each branch rise and
are recognized. And what would a
Memorial Day weekend concert be with-
out a march, such as the Stars and
Stripes Forever?
Tickets are $20 and available at The
Book Loft; Front & Center; Amelia
Island Convention and Visitors Bureau;
The Golf Club of Artella Island; and the
Femandina Beach Golf Club
ARIAS provides music education for
Nassau County school children, through
the Instrument Zoo, by bringing ensem-
bles from the Jacksonville Symphony to
the schools In the county, and by busing
school children to the symphony to
experience a full live orchestra
Membership forms for joining ARIAS will
be available at the concert. For Iniorma-
tion contact ARIAS at 261-0105.
Jazzjam '
Pablos. 12 N. Second St.,
Femandina Beach, hosts a ]azz jam
from 7-10 p.m. the first Wednesday of
each month. Musicians may sit In for
one song or the whole night. Join the

will prepare culinary selec-
tions for tasting along with a
variety of fine wines and
beers, to raise funds for
Micah's Place. Tickets are -
available at the Purple Dove
or call 491-6364, ext. 102, to
pay with credit card.
To participate as a chef call
Kelly Monti at 491-6364, ext.
102. Chefs will choose their
own recipe for an appetizer or
main dish or use any of the
recipes in the Micah's Place
cookbook, A Savory Taste.
For Information visit www.mic-

The Amelia Island

WILD Continued from 1B
in the community. Some new
exhibitors this year include
University of North Florida
Coastal Biology, Florida Fish
and Wildlife North Atlantic
Right Whale Monitoring and
Marine Mammal Programs,
Sea to Shore Alliance,
Georgia Aquarium
Conservation Field Station
and ScieceFirst Starlab. The
Starlab, an inflatable planetar-
ium, will be set up for tours as

MUSIC Continued from B
concertmaster of the ASO,
and Christopher Rex, general
and artistic director of the fes-
tival and principal cellist of
the ASO.
Now in its 12th season, the
Amelia Island Chamber
Music Festival runs from May
11 through June 2, featuring
more than 50 acclaimed

LOVE Continued from 1B
Cynthia liegler, Rachel Tyler,
Sue Weiner and Cass
'Women will relate to 90
percent of the stories and
know someone who can


mailing list by mailing beechtlyerd@.bell-
south net
Amelia River Cruises
Amelia River Cruises' Adult BYOB"
Twilight Tours are held Friday and
Saturday Tickets are $29 per person al
1 North Front St. Fernandina Beach, or
call 261-9972 or book online at
www.ameliarivercruises com.
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 at courtyardpubandeats

David's Restaurant
Grammy-nominated Aaron Bing per-
forms live on alto saxophone at David's
Restaurant and Lounge, 802 Ash St,
Wednesday through Saturdays from 6-
10pm Call 310-6049.
Dog Star Tavern
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N Second St,
Kort McCumber Happy Hour, Parker
Urban Band, 9-30 p.m today. $5;
Parker Urban Band May 4 at 1 p m. and
9:30 p m., $5, Chubby May 5 at 1 p m ,
free; Reno Divorce, Thirteen22, Gross
Evolution May 7, 9 p m. $5
Every Tuesday is Working Class
Stiff, where music is played strictly from
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 Turtle
The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St.
live music. Call 321-2324
Hammerhead Beach Bar'
Hammerhead Beach Bar, 2045 S.
Fletcher Ave. Live music from Buck and
Barcaro Thursdays; entertainment by
Heavy Hess Productions and the band
Dopelimatic May 5. 1
Visit Hammerhead on Facebook.
Contact Bill Childers at bill@lhepalace-
InstaInt Groove e.atu,,r

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 556-

O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318
Centre St., free trivia each Monday at

- Genealogical Society will
meet at 7 p.m. May 21 at the
Femandina Beach Police
Department Community
Room,1525 Lime St.
Kay Ellen Gilmour, MD, will
present "Search, Save &
Share in the 21st Century".
Where will your meticulously
researched and carefully
stored hard copy or digital
genealogical records be
in 50 years? Will descendants
be able to view or search
these fruits of many years of
Learn what technology is
available today to make data
safe and recoverable across

A Kids' Niche of interac-
tive children's booths will be
at the Expo. Again this year
there will be a special
"Passport Program" for chil-
dren: they will be invited to
find the answers to a number
of questions about the festi-
val's mascot the American
horseshoe crab in a pass-
port booklet and will receive
a prize when they have done
so. Additionally, Wild Amelia
will debut its new "Junior
Naturalist" program for chil-
dren and offer copies of the

artists performing 12 con-
certs in such intimate venues
as 19th century churches, the
downtown courthouse and
The Palace Saloon. The festi-
val will also present a series of
free community concerts.
A galaxy of international stars
will be showcased during the
AICMF's spring season. In
addition to maestros Spano
and Runnicles, other festival

relate to the other 10 percent.
Director Linda McClane
believes that men will enjoy
the show equally, even if
they've never had to choose
between wearing high heels
and being able to think.
Performances are at 8

the globe and what will be
available in the near future.
Gilmour attended
University of Florida, Johns
Hopkins School of Medicine
and University of Alabama
and enjoyed a long career in
internal medicine and cardiol-
ogy in Jacksonville.
Now retired, she has dug
into the genealogical "meat
and bones" of her own
family, delving deep into the
history and times of ancient
forebears to understand and
document the reasons for
doing things they did in their
lives. She wants to be sure
the results of these efforts are

first component to families for
a small donation. Live animal
displays, including the
Jacksonville Zoo, music by Al
Poindexter and refi-eshments
will add to the day.
For the shopper in all of
us, a spectacular silent auc-
tion, ranging from items for
children to excursions like a
daytrip to Cumberland Island,
will be ongoing until 3 p.m. At
3:30 p.m., the winners of the
5th annual Wild, Amelia
Nature Photography Contest
will be announced as the

headliners include violinists
Robert McDuffie and Chee-
Yun, cellist Zuill Bailey, and
Grammy Award vocalist
Sylvia McNair.
As part of its continuing
education outreach, the festi-
val will host the Both
Newdome Resident Festival
Artists, composed of gradu-
ates from the nation's fore-
most conservatories.

p.m. on Thursday and May 10
and 11 and at 2 p.m. on May
11 and 12. All tickets are $15
and seating is open in the stu-
dio theater. The show does
contain some adult language,
Purchase tickets at

7 30 p m ; wine lasting the third
Tuesday at 6 30 p m with 10 wines for
$10 along with cheese and crackers
and live entertainment, dart tournament
even Tuesday at 7 30 p m., Dan Voll
Tuesday from 7 30-11 30 p m Gabriel
Arnold plays Sundays during brunch
from 11 a m -2 p.m, Texas Hold'em
poker in the game room at 6 p m., regis-
tration 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.-12 30 am Call 261-1000.
Visit iww okanes.com
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St,
Schnockered Sunday, Ace Winn
Monday. Buck Smith Project Tuesday.
DJ in Uncle Charlie's Fridays and
Saturday Call Bill Childers at 491-
3332 or email
. bill @thepalacesaloon corn
Salty Pelican
The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill, 12 N
Front St trivia Wednesdays starting al
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 Bottloms at Main Beach, 2910
Atlantic Ave trivia Mondays. The
Macys Wednesdays, and line dancing
Thursday Visit www sandybottom-
samelia corn
Seabreeze Sports Bar, in the Days
Inn on Sadler Road, live music.
Sheffield's at The Palace, 117 Centre
St. Speak Easy Saturdays. Like their
Facebook Page or ask your favorite
bartender to text you the code word of
the week to gain free entry every
Saturday night The code word changes
weekly DJ 007 will spin late night dance
mixes Doors open at 3-30 p.m. Call Bill
Childers at 491-3332 or email
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 Pili Pili. 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 pm -1 a.m. in the Breakers
Lounge Call 277-6652 Visit www slid-
ersseaside corn Join Sliders on
Facebook and Twitter
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.
SuOmit items and updates for this
calendar to Assistant Editor Sinr Perry
31 s rrr)y@fbnews!eader com

not lost to future generations.
Public welcome.
* *
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.
Dance Trance is a dance
fitness class that does not
require dance experience.
The community classes are
. designed for beginners, fea-
turing five of the basic moves
in a Dance Trance class. Call
Alexandra Carroll of
Kinderstudios at (904) 415-

Expo begins to wind down.
Sunday will dawn with
Sunrise Yoga on the beach
and will continue with eco-
tours and nature photography
There is something for
everyone at Wild Amelia
Nature Festival, a celebration
of nature the whole family can
enjoy. Registration for events
is ongoing. For more informa-
tion, or to register for any
events requiring registration,
please visit

The complete 2013 schedule
can be viewed at www.aicmf.
Student tickets are $10
(cash only) and available 30
minutes before any festival
concert, subject to availability.
Students must present a valid
student ID and proof of age
under 25.
One ticket per student can
be purchased.

atre.org or call the box office
at 261-6749.
ACT will collect "like new"
women's clothing during the
run of the show to donate to
Cedar Haven Transitional
House. Call the theater or
email actheatre@att.net.


FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013/News-Leader


Barrenness, fruitfulness and the harvest of God

At this point, her name doesn't
matter. It's her story I have to tell.
Watching her relative have another
child was for her bitter sweet.
Though happy to have another baby
in the family, the issue of her own
barren womb was more than she
could bear. For years, she and her
husband had been trying to have
children with no success. It seemed
every time her relative gave birth,
her own barrenness became more
painful. Looking back, it's plain that
God saw her situation from an entire-
ly different angle. Without question,
her barrenness was the very thing
that made her draw near to God.
I don't know why, but sometimes
other people's successes bring out
things in us we don't even know are
there. Such was the case with my

friend. Alright, call-
ing her my friend is
a bit ofa stretch,
but it is true that I
know people just
like her all over the
world. The barren
'woman I'm talking
about is Hannah -
the eventual moth-
PULPIT er of the prophet
NOTES Samuel in the
Bible. If you've
never read it, the
Pastor account is a power-
Rob Goyeutte ful one especially
if you are in a sea-
son where you feel a bit barren your-'
Here's the backdrop for the story.
.The nation of Israel had fallen away

from God due to a corrupt priest-
hood. While outwardly some people
appeared to be prospering, as a
whole, the entire nation was about to
lose everything God had given them.
It was then that God decided to cre-
ate a problem in order to fix one. I
know, strange right? Nonetheless, it
is what happened. In ISamuel 1:5
.The Bible says that God closed
Hannah's womb. That's right, God
did it. Why, you might ask? To me
it's clear. God was looking for a cer-
tain kind of child, not just more of
the same.
By closing Hannah's womb, at a,
time when others were having
babies like rabbits, Hannah became
desperate. As the story goes, her
desperation drove her to prayer. Not
just any kind of prayer, by the way;

hrs were prayers of dedication.
"And she vowed a vow, and said, 0
Lord of hosts, if You will indeed look
on the affliction of your handmaid,
and remember me, and not forget
Your handmaid, but will give unto
Your handmaid a man child, then I
will give him unto the Lord all the
days of his life ..."(iSamuel 1:11). It
was then that everything changed.
Hannah's willingness to dedicate
her most sought-after ambition to the
Lord was just what God was looking
for in a person. In response, He
opened her womb and the prophet
'Samuel was born a man whom the
Bible says that not one of his words
fell to the ground. (ISamuel 3:19)
I don't know about you, but I find
it interesting that Hannah's closed
womb was not the result of some-

thing she had done wrong. It wasn't
the devil or some secret sin she was
harboring but rather God's plan to
create a desperate heart that would
be willing to give it all to Him; and
that she did. As a personal reward,
from that time forward, her womb
remained open and she had several
more children. In regard to Samuel,
through him, the entire nation was
"Sing, 0 barren, you that did not
bear; break forth into singing, and
cry aloud, you that did not travail
with child: for more are the children
of the desolate than the children of
the married wife, says the Lord."
(Isaiah 54:1)
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center


Donations needed
As the spring rains come, so go
the linens at The Salvation Army'
Hope I-ouse. Its greatest'needs right
now include: 1) Linens: towels, wash-
cloths, pillows, sheets, blankets,
sleeping bags and tents 2) Personal
hygiene items: toilet paper, tooth-
paste, deodorant, disposable razors,
dishwashing liquid 3) Food: soups,
vegetables, fruit, peanut butter and
jelly, bottled water, protein drinks
and breakfast bars. For more infor-.
mation, call 321-0435. The Hope
House is located at 410 S. Ninth St.,
Fernandina Beach.
Retirement party
Holy Trinity Anglican Church will
host a retirement party for its rector,
the Rev. J. Michael Bowhay, at the
regularly scheduled First Friday fel-
lowship gathering at 6 p.m. tonight
at its Scott King parish hall adjoining
the church in Amelia Park.
Members of the community who
know Father Bowhay are warmly
invited to attend. -
Bowhay, a native of California, a
nine-year veteran of the Navy as an
aerospace physiologist, served three
previous congregations before being
called to Holy Trinity as its first rec-
tor in December 2007. He and his
wife, Alice, will be sorely missed by
all who know them.
The Most Rev. Walter H.
Grundorf, Presiding Bishop of the
Anglican Province of Americaiand.
Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of
the Eastern United States, will be -
present for the festivities. For infor-
mation visit www.holytrinityangli-

Yard sale
New Life Christian Fellowship,
2701 Hodges Blvd., Jacksonville, will
host a communitywide yard sale on
May 4 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. There will
be clothing, furniture, jewelry,
household items, toys, arts, crafts,
electronics and more.
Church of Christ
Amelia Island Church of Christ
(Where the Bible is our Only
Authority), Romans 16:16, invites the
community to join it for its very first


Legacy Baptist
Legac Bapti t Church will host a one-day VBS on June I from 9 a.m.-
2 30 p in. lor ag.s ,4-12. The theme this year is "Bible Boot Camp," a fun-
filled camping adventure including Raging River, Sleepy Mountain and
Hidden Cavec. There will be crafts, recreation, music, a Bible story, lunch
and iefreshnients and lols of fun for all ages. A pre-registration hot dog
supper will be held May 31 at 6 p.m.
The church is located at its temporary home in the Nassauville
Volunteer Fire Department, 941328 Old Nassauville Road, Nassauville.
For information call Pastor Jeff Whitaker at 753-0731.
First Presbyterian
First Presbyterian Church will offer Vacation Bible School in the
Anchor at 515 Centre St.. Fer nandina Beach, June 10-14. Kingdom Rock
is for kids going into kindergarten through fifth grade in the fall and will
run from 9 a m to noon each day. Register onliie at
www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/fpc. For more information, call 261-3837.

service at its new location on May 5
at 11 a.m. and Mother's Day on May
12 at 11 a.m. At Wednesday evening
Bible Study, study the entire Bible
verse by verse from 7-8 p.m. Bring
all your Bible questions and you will
- receive Bible answers.
The church meets at 95762
Amelia Concourse in the Lofton
Pointe Plaza, just south of AlA, in
the same plaza as Step by Step
Daycare. Visit AmelialslandChurch
ofChrist.com or call 277-3303. Percy
Johnson is minister.
STaize worship .
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.
Taiz6 features soft music, quiet wor-
ship and a communion table where
all are welcome. There will be no
service in May due to the Shrimp
Festival. The next service will be
June 2.
Jewish food fest
The Jacksonville Jewish Food
Festival will be held May 5 from
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Congregation
Ahavath Chesed, 8727 San Jose
Blvd., Jacksonville.
Samples of Jewish foods brisket
sliders, corned beef, hot dogs,

matzah ball soup, potato pancakes,
spinach pie, pickles, bagels, lox,
kasha varnishkes, tabbouleh, hum-
mus, falafel, kugel and more will be
provided by local restaurants. Tick-
ets are $10 in advance (available
online at TheTempleJacksonville.
org) and $12 at the door, which gets
you up to eight food samples. Call
(904) 733-7078 or email Michelle
Tuesday worship
Join the Salvation Army Hope
House on May 7 at noon for the
Weekly Tuesday Worship Service, .
Pastor David Harrison of La Tierra
Prometida -The Promise Land
Church, will bring the Gospel mes-
sage. For more information, call 321-
0435 or stop by the Hope House,,
located at 410 S. Ninth St.
Prince Chapel A.M.E. Church will
host a pre-Mother's Day breakfast
from 8-10 a.m. May 11 at the Martin
Luther King Jr. Center, 1200 Elm St.
Come out and celebrate Mother's
Day and their accomplishments. The
Rev. Godfrey Taylor, pastor. Bro.
Charles L Albert, Pro Tem.
St Peters
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave., will hold a Taize' serv-

ice on May 12 at 6 p.m. This is a
short prayer service with simple
musical chants and moments of
silence. Because, as Brother Roger, a
founder of Taiz6, said, "Often God's
voice comes on a whisper, in a
breath of silence." For additional
information call the church office at
Interfaith breakfast
Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown
will host his Interfaith Breakfast on
May 20 at the Prime Osborn
Convention Center, 1000 Water St,
Jacksonville. The breakfast, featur-
ing Bishop T.D. Jakes of The 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

The Jewish Community of Amelia
Island/Nassau will hold a Shabbat
service on May 24 at a private home.
Plan to arrive at 7 p.m. to socialize;
services will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Please bring a dessert to share for
the Oneg following services.
Future hosts are needed for
either a Shabbat service on any
Friday night, or a Havdalah service
on any Saturday night. Hosts not.
only can choose the date that works
best, but the format as well (pot-luck
dinner, dessert only, etc.).
.If you are able'to join the service
on May 24 or able to help out in any
months, contact Debbie Price at 310-
6060 oi" deb203@aol.com.
First Assembly of God, 302 South
14th St., invites you to bring your
teens ages 13-20 to Shift Youth
Ministries on Saturdays at 6:30 p.m.
Youth Pastor Andrew Harper is an

anointed young man with a passion
for the souls of.teens in the commi-
nity. Call 261-6448 for information..
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 11 a.m. in MH402 ,
.(Maxwell Hall). Two groups meet on
Wednesday 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 proper-
ty). For more information, contact:
Pastor Hollie at hollie@mumcon- .
Engish dass
First Assembly of God, 302
Southl4th St., holds English classes
-for anyone in the community who
needs to learn the language, taught
by Anna Sablman on Tuesdays at .
6:30 p.m. For information call 403-
1932 and Ask for Anna or 261-6448;
Taize services
The Taiz6 community on Amelia
Island is growing. There are now
three churches offering services:
Memorial United Methodist, St.
Michael's Catholic, and St. Peter's
Episcopal. The Taiz6 community is
ecumenical,ln order to help.interest-
. ed peopj.keep.t-aekofwheand.
where services are being held, there
is now a website at ameliataize.com.
Please visit this site for a complete.
schedule of Taiz6 services, and infor-
mation about this community. If you
click on "Follow Amelia Island Taiz6
via email" and give your email
address, you will be notified of any
schedule changesor announcements
of special events.
Yputh minister
Youth Minister Andrew Harper of
First Assembly of God, 302 South
14th St., holds meetings on Wednes-
days at 7 p.m. If you are between 13
and 20 years old and need direction
and purpose to your life, come and
enjoy music, prayer and ministry by
youth for youth.

Sunday School.................................. 9:30 am
Sunday Worship............................:10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA ........................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study .............:..6:30 pm
Pastor:Bud Long
941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd-107 Sout)h
Fernandina Beach, FL32034


Traditional Family Worship ....... 8 am & 11 am
(weekly communion al 8 am)
Conltemnporary Worship ...9:30 am In Maxwell Hall
Sunday School lor aill Ages ..... 9:30 am & 11 am
Wednesday Dinner (Aug-May) ..........4:45 pm
Donow eradiaBec

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

"Discover the Dif'eience" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil FHllton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30amn
Bible Stludy 9an
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pirl
Weodnescday Prayer Service 6:30pir
P'ecschlool ain ('lihilren Aclivities
Comer of rte all.nrr: c 'IV A (i lhn, g l]oikl. I'mnlr i r .h
For More Inforaiaion Call,: 261-9527

Rev. Jose Kallukalam
Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm& 5:36 pm
Saturday Vigil Mass- 7 pm Spanish Mass
Saturday 4 pm Mass al Yulee Uniled Methodisi Chuith
Sunday Masses Oci-April 8 am- 9:30 am
Dally Mass 8:30 am Mon, Wed,TIurs & Fri.
6 pm- Tues
Conlessilons: Shturday 3 pm 3:45 pm or by appi
Parish Office: 904-261-3472 Fax 04-321-1901
Emergency Namber: 904.277.56,

New Vision
Church, UCZ
\VWiship Sundays
-11 10:00 am
I11,l74 (.ilerit Road in Y'ree
1', I. I C'IAngeI gadlon.lll rc-llh.or
!PO4 -225-0.39

First Baptist
Fernandina Beach
9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM


SP/ease oin us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
WedResday Study 6:30PM

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

20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
SRev. Darien K Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart ofAll People
Sunday Net, Members Class 9 a.m.
'SunidaySchool 9:30 a.m.
Morning Wiorship II a.m.
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
Wednesday Mid-wek Service 7-9p.m.
Ministries: BusA & I-', ,tCoes., Snles.


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

innovative S .. ContipownWeay nuLwc
Casual Atmosphere
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Minoer Rd, Yuile, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30amn
Nursery Provided
KIdKridlbIe Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30airm Sunday
Youth Prognim Wed. @ 6:30pm
Connect wil th Piwt ,

Dr. Bill Yeldell, Interim Pastor
Sunday School................9:45am
Worship Service ........... 11:00am
Bvaninog Worship ............ ..OOpm
Wednesday Night Supper ....... 6:00pm
nocounter Youth Group .0:30pm-8:00pm
Wednesday Prayer Service ...... 7tOOpm
736 Bonnleview Road
Nursery provided
PFind u 0on PacMook:
Pie Poalot Bptlst Encounter Youth

96362 BIackrock Rd., Yuilee
Van Power
Sunday Morning Worship Soevico 10:30 am
Sunday School 9:15 am
Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 pm
AWANA Wednesday 6:30 8:30 pm
Wednesday Service 7:00 pm
Nursery Provided
I ww..lK, Kroklrnttlcttom


Doug Sides, Senilo Pastor
Morning Sorvices 8:15 and 11:00 am -
Sunday School 9:45 am
Stildky Evenin) 6:300 p or
Wednesday Prayer Mooting 6:30 pm -
Wednosday Children. 6'30 pmi
Wodrneiday 'Ovorfow' Youth 6:30 pm i
Nursery Provided For All Services
85971 HurtA Rd. 904-225.s,28
Yulee, FL 32097 '
ww. loIptischurch.l.oni

St. Peter's Episcopal Churdh
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


A Congregatloon ofr th
Pwytorian CUn'h in Anmrrer
Devoted to Christ. to the' Follorshlp A
to the Geat Commission
Worship on Sundays at 10-45 nm
Nursery and Childroan Church provided
Grace Groups meet on Wodnaiedy evenings In
Fomnndina Bnch. KIngsland ACYlO.
Men's. Womons and touth ministries
8S439 Minor Rd. Yutdo (Yuls Middle School)
www.grn ornsstii. c n


Worship this week

L at the place of your choice...

Call Pastor Victor Rosser
For Info 904-430-3777

9:15 a.m. and ia5 a.m.
You are welcome here!
36 Bowman Iltd Amelia Islandr* 277- 414/
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FRIDAY, MAY 3. 2013 News-Leader


Register for free through
May 15 for Y for SunLmer
Camp, where kids of all ages
will-develop new skills, dis-
cover a new adventure and
make new friends along the
way. The Y provides high-
quality summer learning ini-
lii> -' through fun, themed
activities that give children a
variety of ways to improve
,reading and math skills,
explore music, arts, drama
and sports, and learn team-
work and develop new tal-
ents. At Y Day Camp chil-
dren experience something
new each day to engage the
mind, body and spirit.
YMCA Day Camp pro-
vides a safe, fun-filled, cre-
ative, educational experience
under Christian leadership.
For information visit the
McArthur Family YMCA, '
1915 Citrona'Drive,
Fernandina Beach, call 261-
1080 or visit
Cub Scout camp
Registration ends May 17
for Cub Scout Day Camp,-
offered June 3-7 at Yulee
*Elementary from 8 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. for all Cub Scou'ts
about to enter first grade in
the fall to fifth grade.
Extended day until 5 p.m.
costs extra. Any Scout wish-
.ing to participate-must regis-
ter with North Florida
Council at 1-800-232-0845.
Step by Step
Step by Step Learning
Centers I and II offers sum-
mer camp programs for chil-
:dren of all ages including
tutoring, reading programs,
flag football, soccer shots,
music and dance, arts and
crafts, science experiments,
exercise class and board
games. Field trips include
fun, movies and educational
destinations. Breakfast,
lunch and snack are includ-
Camps begin May 28.,
Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Children may be dropped off
earlier if care is needed. .
Spaces limite'd.- .....
Both schools also are-
enrolling VPK for the 2013-
14 school year. Bring proof of
age and proof of residency.
-Call Step by Step Learning
.Center 1 at 277-8700 and
'Center 2 at 261-6030.
Tree House
Tree House Academy,
2120 Will Hardee Road,
Fernandina, offers a hands-
on, summer enrichment edu-
cational program based on
the state approved curricu-
lum, Beyond-Centers &
*Circle Time and a book writ-
ten by local authors Rob and
Kim Hicks, illustrated by
Sharon Bolton-Eells, Amelia
'A to Z. The summer will be
spent exploring Amelia
island, Children must be five
'or older and graduates of
VPK, kindergarten, first or
.second grade. Hours are 6
a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday-
Friday. Tuition is $130 per
"Week and includes breakfast,
lunch, snack and most field
trips. Children are transport-
'ed in a state approved van

with seat belts. Reservation
fee is $60 for one child/$75
per family. The academy also
is accepting VPK enrollment
forms for the 2013-14 school
year. Call 432-7078. Visit
Co-op camp
The Amelia Island Parent
Co-Operative Preschool is
offering six one-week sum-
mer camps, June 3-July 19.
Themes are Lets Get
Physical, Fairy Princess &
Superhero Training Camp,
Heading for the Wild, Wild
West, Little Space Travelers,
Natural Wonders Week and
Under the Sea. Camps are
for ages 3-5. Times are 9
a.m.-1 p.m. (call about
extended care until 3 p.m.).
Part-time (3 day,/week) is
$65 and full-time is $95 (5
days/week). Call 261-1161 or
go to www.aipcp.org. The
school is located at 5040
First Coast Hwy., next to the
Dome Healing Center.
Camp Explore
Fernandina Beach
Christian Academy at First
Baptist Church on South
Eighth Street offers summer
camps. Hours are 9 a.m. to
noon unless otherwise
noted. Minimum 20 campers.
Fee per camp is $100 and
includes T-shirt. Lunch is
provided free each day. Visit.
y.com or contact Shannon
Hogue, camp coordinator, at
Pirates and Princess
Camp, ages 4 and 5, is June
3-7. Jr. Camp Explore is June
10-14 for upcoming-K to
upcoming second grade. Sr.
Camp Explore, June 24-28, is
for upcoming third to upcom-
ing fifth grade. Jr. Fiesta
Spanish Camp, June 24-28, is
for upcoming kindergarten *
to upcoming second grade.
Sr. Fiesta Spanish Camp,
June 24-28, 12:30- 3:30 p.m.,
is for upcoming third to .
upcoming sixth grade.
Boys&Girs Clubs
Boys & Girls Clubs in
*.-Nassait<3ounrtywill offer-:
Sumrmer Camp programs
June 10-July 26 for campers
ages 6-18, with an emphasis
on participation, fun and
exposure to'a wide range of
activities and field trips for
them to enjoy. In addition,
the "Read Across" program
sends a clear message that
reading is important and fun.
The Boys & Girls Clubs staff
to member ratio is 1:20 dur-
ing the summer session.
Discounts available for fami-
lies with multiple children.
Camp will conclude with a
closing celebration. For
information contact the
Miller Boys & Girls Club in
Nassauville at 261-1075. For
the Roberts Learning &
Achievement Center in
Fernandina, call 491-9102.
ACT camps
Amelia Community
Theatre is taking registration
for summer theater camps.
The one-week camp for ages
7-12 is June 10-14.
Registration fee is $50.
Campers attend morning


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sessions and learn basic
skills, with a performance
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
production of "Honk! Jr.,".a
musical retelling of the ugly
duckling story.
Musical Theatre Camp is
July 15-19 and July 22-27.
Children ages 7-11 attend
morning sessions only.
Registration is $120; ages 12-
16 attend until 3 p.m., fee is
Kristin Sakamoto, a musi-.
cal theater professional for
22 years, is the Musical
Theatre Camp director. Visit
atre.ork to download the
camp forms and register at
the ACT Store, call 261-6749
or email actheatre@att.net.
Class sizes are limited. ACT
is located at 207 and 209
Cedar St.
Young adults ages 17-20
may apply to the ACT
Apprentice program to serve
as an assistant director for
the Musical Theatre Camp.
Contact the theater by June 1
at (261-6749) or
Data Busters
The Data Busters
Summer Youth Computer
camp will be held June 17-
July 26 at Florida State
College of Jacksonville in
Yulee. This program invites
students ages 14-16 the
opportunity to earn extra
money and win a computer
or laptop. Participating youth
work 10 hours per week at
$7.79 per hour and take two
computer classes (5 hours a
week) and two job training
days (5 hours each) and
attend a professional devel-
opment day on Friday.
Transportation is provided
from the Northeast Florida
Community Action Agency at
1303 Jasmine St. to the Betty
P Cook campus of FSCJ in
Students must meet-low-
income and academic
requirements to participate.
Registration deadline is May
31. For information contact
Janeecee Johnson, family
services specialist, at 261-
0801, ext. 204.
Fantastic Gymnastic
Summer Camps arejune 24-
27 and July 23-26 from 9 a.m.-
noon. Discount offered for
both camps. Fee is $85 for
registered gymnast or $95
non-registered. Ages 4 and
up. The Fantastic All-Star
Cheerleading program is for
mini-team ages 5-11 and jun-
ior/senior team ages 12-18.
New location is 96070
Chester Road (behind Publix
in Yulee). Call 225-0022 or
Fantasticgym@msn.com or
visit Fantasticgym.com.
Summer programs
Early Impressions, behind
Verizon in Yulee, offers.
weekly summer programs;
arts and karate camps;
dance, cheer, jazz, and hip
hop camps. A Princess Party
is scheduled, a Potluck in the
Park, a Karate Showcase,
dance recital, two gradua-
tions and more. All welcome.
Visit www.earlyimpressions-
fl.com for details, call 432-
7146 or visit 464073 SR 200,
Unit 14.


Each month Boys & Girls
Clubs has the privilege of nom-
inating two young people as
Youths of the Month, one from
each local club. For March, we
are pleased to name Gracen
Shively and Madison Gardner.
Somne members of Boys &
Girls Clubs stand out because
of remarkable achievements.
Others simply because of out-
standing character. Madison
Gardner is one of these, at the
Miller Freedom Club. A 12-
year-old in sixth grade atYulee
Middle School, Madison-does
well in school add excels at
math, plus he helps other club
members u(_ i,ih ,., i, olly and
takes lIe lead in club and com-
munity activity.
But what really sets
Madison apart is his positive
attitude and love of life. He is
just a fun person to be around,
whether with club staff or other
kids. Madison has plans for the
future, too. He aspires to attend
college in preparation for med-
ical school and a career in med-
icine. With his attitude and abil-

Madison Gardner

ity to focus, Madison is a sure
bet for success.
Gracen Shively is an excel-
lent example of what member-
ship in a Boys & Girls Club can
do for a young person. She had
limited social skills when she
joined the Roberts Club but has
blossomed since then. Now
Gracen reaches out to others
and tries to -help other club
members achieve. She does
well in third grade at Emma
Love Hardy Elementary School

Gracen Shively

and loves to read.
At the club she took the role
of the Queen of Hearts in "Alice,
in Wonderland," joined the
Robotics Club to learn com-
puter techniques, and values
the Smart Girls program. At
age 9, Gracen aspires to attend
college and become a nurse.
Yet she harbors a dream of
being an artist or actress.
Whatever path she takes.
Gracen seems bound to suc-

CIS students at Yulee Middle School were awarded medals for significant academic
improvement. Back row, from left, above, are Rhema Bell, Aidrean Davis, Tyler
Philman, Audrey Basch, ChyAnne Sexton, Josie Brenton, Amery Smallwood, Gunnar
Sides and Brianna Albritton. Front row are Seth Friedman and Nick Knippenberg.
Not pictured are LeideAniderson, Coei,Bryant, Lindsey Burke, Kaylee Busbee,-
Brandon Caudill, Marshall Darling, Saniuet Diedrich, Rhianna Dunman, Starr
Durrance, Clarissa Gibson, Calleigh Godin, Shawn Graybeal, Riley Hawkins, Dustin
Hendricks, Zachary Hendricks, Gregory Hopkins, Jacob Horton, Jared Hunt, Austin
Ivey, .hames Kilpatrick, Nicholas Iomubardi, Jacob Mancil, Shelby Martin, Kenneth
McKuhen, Damien Miles, Madison Paraday, Austin Parrish, Andre Reyna, Evan
Robbins, Tyler Robert, Chyna Romedy, Logan Selley, Alyssa Sitman, Andrea Smith,
Ashley Starling, Austin Stewart, Zoriah Strickland, Nysia Talbot, Brandon Whittier,
Alyssa Wilson.

CIS helps students excel

Fifty youth at Yulee
Middle School were honored
for outstanding academic
improvement during special
family dinner at the school.
Seventh-grade student Rhema
Bell won the honor of most
improved student by raising
his grade point average by
nearly 2 points.
"Rhema is polite and
respectable to teachers and
his peers. With many stu-
dents like'Rhema, it just takes
that caring adult to give them
a little guidance, then they
take the information and run
with it. He almost made
straight A's this nine weeks!
We are so )proud of Rhema,'"
says Tammy Baker, CIS site
director at YMS.
Each grading period, CIS
holds an event to bring fami-
lies together to share a meal
and celebrate their students'

Rhema Bell won the honor
of Most Improved Student
at a Communities In
Schools ceremony at Yulee
Middle School recently.

improvements. Awards are
given for raising their average
GPA in core subjects and
improved behavior and atten-

Communities In Schools is
a nonprofit organization that
serves youth in six Nassau
County schools by placing
site coordinators inside
schools where they are most
accessible to students, fami-
lies and school professionals.
Services are provided before,
during and after school. CIS
Nassau provides academic
assistance, family support, *
food, clothing, college and-
career exploration, coaching,
referrals, bullying prevention,
anger management and
healthy lifestyles education to
middle and high school stu-
For more information or to
join Communities In Schools
in surrounding Nassau
County's most vulnerable
youth with a community of
support, visit www.cisnassau.
org, or call 321-2000.




mAY 20113

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FRIDAY, MAY 3.2013 IIISURIE Ncws-L..adcr

ART Continued from 1B
first began his goldsmithing career in elective
classes under Robert Ebendorf, a young met-
alsmithing instructor who had recently
returned from a Fullbright Fellowship in
Norway. Stetson was followed with a Master's
of Education from Boston University and a
Master's of Fine Arts in Metalsmithing from
University of Georgia.
Over the next 10 years, Joel established a
metalslithing curriculum at Cedar Crest
College in Allentown, Pa.; was the charter met-
alsmithing faculty member in the founding of
Boston University's Program in Artisanry;
received a National Endowment for the Arts
'individual craftsmen's grant, and founded Joel
Bagnal, Goldsmith, Inc. with custom design
goldsmithing shops in Wellesley and Concord,
Mass. Joel was one of the 64 original members
of the Society of North American Goldsmiths,
founded in 1969. In 1982, he relocated back to
Jacksonville, his birthplace, and since 2001 has
been a resident of St. Augustine and happily
married to Nancy "Hookey" Hamilton, a promi-
nent St. Augustine photographer. She and Joel
share their photography and goldsmithing stu-
dios where they enjoy sharing their artistic
visions with friends and clients.
Tom Lockhart was born and raised in '
Monte Vista, the heart of Southern Colorado.
Tom's love for nature and the outdoors is evi-
dent in his paintings. Striving to convey a feel-
ing of light and atmosphere is always a chal-
lenge for any artist but for Tom it is even more
challenging because he works in oils, pastels,
and watercolors.
ITom is a Signature Member of the North
Western Rendezvous group (NWR) in Helena,
Mont. He was a featured seminar presenter for
the NWR during the 28th annual Western

Rendezvous of Art in Helena in 2006. "It was
truly an honor to speak and demnlonstrat. to fel-
low artists such as Matl Smilth, (George
Strickland, John Budicin, iiii Wilcox, (reg
Beecham and many other artists and patrons
of such notoriety," he said, 'lio is also a
Signature Member of (il Painters of America
and won the First Place Award of Excellence
and the Patron's Choice Award for the OPA in
Tom has participated in many shows and
outdoor painting events including the Telluride
Plein-Air Festival, the Sedona Plein-Air Festival
and the Rocky Mountain Plein-Air (RMPAP )
events (which are both Signature and National
shows). Tom is a Signature Member of
RMPAP He won the RMPAP Award of
Excellence in 2004, 2003 and 2002. He was the '
recipient of the Director's Choice Award in
2003. Tom won the Award of Excellence at the
Telluride Plein-air Festival chosen by Southwest
Art Magazine. He also received the Best of
Show at the 16th Annual Colorado Wate'color
Society's "Summer of Watercolor" Exhibition
Tom has participated in the Cheyenne
Frontier Days Western Art Show since 2006.
He has also been included in the C.M. Russell
Auction for many years. Tomn was chosen for'
the Top Mini 100 Finals at the Arts for the
Parks 2006. He is the recipient of many awards
including Winner of Region Ill for the Top 100
in Arts for the Parks both in 2004 and 1994.
The Island Art Association administers the
selection of the 3(X)-plus artists and craftsmen
at the Shrimp Festival show. To learn more-
about the patron program to support the arts,
call 261-7020 or stop by the gallery at 18 N.
Second St.
Sharon Haffey is an exhibiting artist of the
Island Art Association.

Lineup announced for

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The Amelia Island Conven-
tion & Visitors Bureau
(AICVB), has announced the
entertainment lineup for the
2013 Great Southern Tailgate
Cook-off, Aug. 23-24. The free,
two-day cook-off features tasty
barbecue from some of the top
competitors in tle country,
sei-ved with live musical enter-
tainment from six exciting
bands and performers.
At 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug.
23, Jimmy Parrish & The
Ocean Waves Band will start
things off, followed by Orlando-
based '80s and '90s rock cover
band, Rockil Fly, back by pop-
ular demand. On Saturday,
Aug. 24, ihe live music begins
at 1 p.m. with Island Vibe; local
favorite .Face for Radio and the
Beech Street Blues Band. At 7
p.m., Boston former lead sing-
er Fran Cosmo will take the
stage to perform many of the
band's greatest hits, as well as
newer hits from the 2006
album "Alien."
The Great Southern Tail-

gate Cook-off is held at Main
ABeach on Amelia Island start-
ing at 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23
and 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug.
24. The cook-off will feature
more than 60 professional and
backyard (amateur) teams.
Several of the professional
teams are traveling to Amelia
Island from across the coun-
try. Each team will prepare a
variety of barbecue entrees,
including chicken, ribs, pork,
brisket and more, as they com-
pete for more than $20,000 in
prize money and trophies.
In 2013, the Great Southern
'ailgate Cook-off will be one of
just 12 high-profile Kansas City
Barbeque Society (KCBS)
sanctioned events to partici-
pate in the Smithfield Rib
Super Series. The Smithfield
Rib Super Series is a points
chase competition with bonus
money payouts for the top
three finalists in the ribs cate-
gory, at each contest, and over-
all. All professional participat-
ing teams will also receive two
complimentary racks of Smith-
field Spareribs to use as their

turn-in or for experimentation.
Visitors will have the oppor-
tunity to purchase food and
drink from various vendors
throughout the day Kids can
enjoy the Kid's Zone with
games such as laser maze and
human hamster ball races. The
2013 event features the Turner
Ace Hardware People's Choice
Contest, in which teams will
compete for the public's vote.
From noon to 2 p.m. on Satur-
day, Aug. 24, guests can pur-
chase a $10 wristband allow-
ing them to sample barbecue
from all teams and/then vote
for their favorite. A limited
number of wristbands will be,
sold and are available at the
information tent.
Attendees at the Great
Southern Tailgate Cook-off can
also enjoy the VIP Pig Pub with
shaded tables and bar seating,
fans, cold beverages an.d a
great view of the stage. There
is a $5 per day cover charge
and guests must be 21 years of
age or older to enter the VIP
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The slate of nature photog-
raphy classes for the 7th.annu-
al Wild Amelia Nature
Festival, set for May 17-19, is
now posted at www.wilda
melia.com. There are new
offerings, some new profes-
sional instructors and a never-
before offered behind-the-
scenes early morning "Zoo
Photography" workshop.
Class size is limited. Early reg-
istration is encouraged.
Classes are offered each day
of the three-day festival at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center. The workshops will be
held on location. For ques-
tions contact Steve Leimberg,
coordinator, at 491-0474 or
Fiber art sale
- A one-of-a-kind sale of art
works by fiber and quilt artist
Billie McCray, featuring her
handmade dolls, bears, birds,
baskets, a few quilts and other
items, will be held today and
May 4 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at
her front porch,and driveway,
5419 Waldron St., American
McCray has exhibited her
wall hangings and.quilts in

galleries and shows all over
Jacksonville and Amelia
Island. She is well known for
her whimsical birds "with alti-
lude" made from vintage fab-
rics she finds in thrift stores
and dumpsters. Currently, her
passion has been making 'tat-
too," "handkerchief" and "dish
'detergent bottle" dolls.
Sometimes she has been
known to channel the dolls
and have conversations with
View the latest work by
award-winning artist Beverly
Hansen, who is the May artist
of the month at the Island Art
Association Gallery, 18 N.
Second St. Her show will open
-May 11. Hansen is a one-year
resident of Amelia Island and
her new work reflects the
sights and "sites" she has dis-
covered in this year-long jour-
ney. For this show, she made
collages and paintings.
Hansen came here from the
Washington, D.C. area. She
studied art at the Torpedo
Factory in Alexandria, Va.,
where she participated in
many juried shows. Visit
www.islandart.org or call the
gallery at 261-7020.

Seventh Street
The month of May is syn-
onymolus within spring and
fresh new beauty. What could
personify (his more than the
paintings of Susan Henderson
pr6senling a new suite of
work at the Seventh Street
Gallery? "Paintipg is my pas-
sion, my compulsion, and my'
mystery, all in one. It has been
a lifelong journey, never fail-
ing to inspire and challenge
Henderson works in water-
color, acrylics and oil, moving
easily between the mediums,
exploring as well as exploiting
the differences of each medi-
um's unique properties. For
example, she may use the
transparency of watercolor
with the buildup of paint lay-
ers to achieve a rich fullness;
in direct contrast to the plastic
nature of oil paint in which a
brush or palette stroke is pre-
served as a distinct movement
of the artist's hand. "Every
piece I create prese'nis the
opporituity to make a lasting,
statement of how I perceive
my world. My current work
includes landscapes inspired
by my travels and a number of
new beautiful botanicals."

The reception is May 11,
from 5-8 p.m. at the Seventh
Street Gallery, 14 S. Seventh
St. (across from LuLul's) in
downtown Fernandina. The
show can also be viewed the
following two Saturdays dur-
ing the Farmers' Market
hours, 9-1 p.m. This is a his-
toric property and is not hand-
icap accessible. For questions,
directions and alternative
viewing times call 432-8330.
Nouveau art show
The Nouveau Art Show
"Wildlife" is on view through
May at the Island Art Aksoci-
'ation Gallery, 18 N. Second St.
Judge of the show is local nat-
uralist Pat Foster Turley.
Winners are Best of Show,
Barbara Fuller; First Place,
Richard Hult berg; Second
Place, Norma McLeod; Third
Place, jRandi McCollum: and
Honorable Mention,
Georganna Mullis, Lizbeth
Krawiecki, Diane Hamburg,
Judith Bouchard, Ann Kemp
and Bonnie Cameron. Visit.
www.islandart.org for infor-
motion, or call 261-7020.
Bank exhibit
'Sense of Place," a multi-
media exhibit by local artists

Jane Bentley Gaskins, Jim
McKinney, Iouise Mozena
and Paula Porterfield-Izzo, is
on exhibit through the second
week of June on the second
floor of First Coast Commu-
nity Bank, 1750 South 14th St.,
sponsored by The Island Art
Association. The exhibit may
be viewed during bank hours.
This vibrant show includes
paintings in watercolor and
acrylic, photography on
unique surfaces, and fiber art
using photography, 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 261-7620.
The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside
Ave., Jacksonville, presents La
Florida: 500 Years of Florida
Art through Oct. 6, celebrat-
ing 5(X) years of Florida art
with 40 pieces including oil
paintings, watercolors, sculp-
tures, earthenware, surf-
boards and video. The pur-
pose is to highlight The
Cuommer's permanent collec-
lion of art frop 'Florida as well
as other pieces from muse-

ums, galleries, local artists
and collectors throughout the
state. Along with antique arti-
facts, the exhibition embraces
the present with contempo-
rary art, which portrays a con-
tinuing interest in the Florida
environment..For information,
including hours, visit www.
Kids'art& more
The Island Art Association
Youth Program list for May '
Monday, May 13,
Afternoon Art, led by Susan
Dahl, for ages 6-12; 1:30-3 p.m.
and 3:30-5 p.m.
Saturday, May 18,
Children's Art, led by Diane
Hamburg, for ages 6-12; 10-11
a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Saturday, May 18,
Middle School Art, led by
Diane Hamburg, for ages 10-
14; 1-2:15 p.m.
Monday, May 20,
Preschool Art, led by Susan
Dahl, for ages 3-5 (with an
'adult); 10:45-11:45 a.m.
There is no Family Art in
May. High School Art will be
announced. To register call
the IAA Gallery, 261-7020. The
Education Center is located at
18 N. Second St.



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101 Card of Thanks 205 Live-in Help 404 Money To Loan 607 Antlques-Collectinles 620 Coal-Wood-Fuel 801 Wanted to Buy or Rent 814 West Nassau County 859 Homes-Furhsnhd
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since April 1st between Karen Walk &
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If You Have Lost Your Pet please
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handicap, familial status or
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601 Garage Sales 602 Articles for Sale

14K, 18K, & platinum jewelry. Engagement
rings are our specialty. Steering silver
flatware & jewelry, costume jewelry,
furniture, displays, collectibles, pictures.
Below wholesale cost on all jewelry &
engagement rings. Saturday only, 10am-
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Cash or money order only. No credit cards.
GARAGE SALE Sat. 5/4, 8am-noon.
95299 Barnwell Rd. Girls clothes sz 6
& 7, shoes, toys, household items.
YARD SALE Large family downsizing I
Seasonal items, tools, decorating Items,
frames, books, Ralph Lauren bedding,
leather office supplies, kitchen supplies,
many great Items. Sat. 5/11 & Sun,
5/12. 506 S. 14th St.

FOR SALE full size Select Comfort
bed, whole family clothing' (new), &
built-ih oven. Call (904)504-7674.

SALE! Stepmill 7000 PT & Precor EFX
5241. Both are like brand new, both
were $4,000 new, asking $1200/OBO
each. May help with delivery. Joanna

Recently restored w/powder coating.
Beautiful condition. Needs side rails,
$450/OBO, Call for more Info & picture.


Newly Renovated Tuln Key Ocean Front Home on the Less Crowded North
.End of the Island! 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bath brand new wooden floors! Three
Balcony's overlooking the Ocean! Offered at $749,000 MLS#58595

Custom built 4 bd / 3 Ba, 2 story
Executive home with spacious kitchen
with Corian tops, gas stove top, stain-
less dishwasher, hardwood cabinets
and ceramic tile. Living and Dinlng
rooms are solid bamboo flooring,
Secluded country living on 1.4 acres
with a peek-a-boo view of the Amelia
River on adjacent property.

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Direct: (904) 321-7937
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802 Mobile Homes
2007 4BR/2BA on 1 acre. Ready to
move In. $3,800 down, 30 years @
3.75%. Only $449.55/mo. + taxes +
Insurances, pending credit approval.
Call (904)225-0884.

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

806 Waterfront I
Waterfrohft Homes ,& Lots Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
Lasserre, Realtor.
great view, upgrades,' Brazillian cherry
floors, mother-in-law suite. Gay
Browne, Keller Williams (904)703-4265

808 Off Island/Yules
Home For Sale 86104 Sand Hickory
Trail. 3BR/2BA, 1,453 sq. ft. $159,000.
Watson Realty Corp., Brandi Hollerich,
Realtor (904)382-5256.
garage. Immaculate move in condition,
golf, community pool and Outpost.
Formal areas, neutral colors, mother-in-
law suite. Call for showing: Daune Davis,
Watson Realty Corp. (904)571-4213

817 Other Areas
47 LOTS in Rarity Bay on Tellico
Lake, East TN. Foreclosure Auction,
5/11, 10:30am. Furrow Auction Co. 1-
800-4FURROW, www.furrow.com, TN
Lic. #62. ANF

851 Roommate Wanted
near main beach. Prefer over 4Q, non-
smoker. $400 + 1/2 electric. (904)

Real Estate, Inc.

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.
2BR/I BA Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher.
Across the street from the beach. All
util, 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. AI A/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.
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ROOM FOR RENT Includes cable, all ON ISLAND Remodeled, small 3BR/
utilities. $500/mo. + deposit. 1BA home, CH&A W/D, large fenced
Background check. (904)982-5850 yard. Bailey & Sunset. Available now.
$900/mo. + sec. dep. (904)261-5034

855 Apartments

464122 SR 200 1BR/1BA available
6/1/13. $550/mo. + $550 dep. Call
Palm III Rentals (904)321-0457.

1BR WATERFRONT Cozy. Great 4BR/3BA near beach. Gourment
fishing off dock. No smoking. Available kitchen, FP, 2 walk-in closets, W/D,
June 1st. (904)703-4265 alarm system, 2-car garage. ,$1900/
mo. (804)545-3979 or (703)577-8384

AT BEACH 19R $225wk/ $895mo +
dep. inc utils. ALSO Lg remod'ld 3BR
mobile home in park, $250wk/$895mo
+' utils + dep. 261-5034

856 Apartments
LARGE 2BR/2BA Upstairs Studio
Apartment For Rent A must see.
$875/mo. Call (904)476-3373.

1861 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 quiet
beach. ,$1,950/mo. (904)277-8105

- d*_ ____ Mountains. River overlook, cozy, well
858 Condos-Unfurnished furnished, majestic views. Peaceful.
$550 a week. Call (904)757-5416.

FOR. LEASE Luxury 3BR/3.5BA.
Ground floor, gated community, FP, 2-
car garage, pool. $1695/mo includes
water & cable. Call (912)278-1060.
AMELIA -. Spacious 3/2, cathedral
ceilings, SS appliances, granite, gated
with pool/hot tub, W/D Included. Avail.
5/1 $1100/mo. (904)251-9525

dryer,* overlooking lake. $925/mo.
Darlington Realty Inc. (904)261-8030.
Available 6/1/13. $1000/mo. + $1000
deposit. Call Palm III Rentals (904)

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.

3BR/2.5BA CONDO Gated, 5 miles
to beach, neutral colors, W/D, garage.
$1150/mo. + 1 mo. deposit. Service
animals only. Call (904)982-9797.

1860 Homes-Unfurnished]
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.
$1,275/mo. Call (70,3)789-6870.

804 Amelia Island Homes
- PARKWAY SOUTH 4BR split plan,
formal DR, 2.5BA, Ig granite/tile kit-
chen, FP, crown molding, near beach.
$389,650. Owner (516)983-8670.

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

RETAIL at Gateway
1170 SF $1,300 mo OBO

OFFICE at Gateway
762 SF 2 offices and
patio space $900 OBO

Warehouse Office
combo 800 SF $750 ind
sew & water

Warehouse 3 offices
2,000 SF $1,500 OBO

Retail on Island
$12 psf 1,000- 6,000 SF
make offer

We offer buyer and
tenant representation
Please contact us fobr
your co tmnercial
real estate needs to
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Phil Griffin
Broker GRI
608 S. 8th St. Fernandina Beach, FL
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474390 East Statoad 200
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I 863 Office j
space from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft.
Includes utilities, Internet, common
area receptionist, conference room,
break room, & security. For info call

901 Automobiles
2001 LEXUS RX300 114,000 miles,
family owned, pristine condition, white
gold w/tan leather. $8,700. Call
FOR SALE 1998 Buick Regal GS.
240 HP supercharge, sun roof, silver.
115,000 miles. Original owner. $2500.
Call (904)491-0278.
mi., new oversized tires, new brakes,
new battery, A/C, grill guard,,soft top
sunroof, sprayed bedliner, CD stereo,
Exc.cond. $8,341. 491-5581

902 Trucks
1997 TOYOTA T-100 4X4 EXT. CAB
- 168,000 mi. A/C, power windows,
V-6. One owner. All records. Nice.
$5,995. Call (904)556-9472.

i 5 Units Available
1 250 sq.ft.
Each unit different floor
plan starting at $1000
month with year lease.
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Stunning 3br/3ba home in The Preserve at Summer
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Elite 3-4br/4ba homes overlooking the ocean, with
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beach. Full Club Membership Included, select their floor plan and elevation for the builder,
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Gorgeous 3BR/3BA condo located on the 5th flooi
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MLS# 59813 $890,000

Beautifully furnished Mediterranean-style oceanfront
villa located just steps away from the pool and the
ocean, Enjoy a healthy -and active lifestyle?
Sensational fitness aiea and tennis courts on site. A
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854 Rooms

860 Homes-Unfurnished
com for the most recent information
on Long Term Rentals. Updated Daily.
Chaplin Williams Rentals, The Area's.
Premier Rental Company
family & living rooms, Ig sun deck, dbl
garage, near beach. $1,395/mo. +
dep. Email: ladvgoodbread(adomail.com
or call (904)753-4619.
86287 EVERGREEN PL. Available
now. 4BR/2BA house. $1300/mo. +
$1300 deposit. Call Palm III Rentals

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