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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028319/00799

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Title: The news-leader
Uniform Title: News-leader (Fernandina Beach, Fla.)
Portion of title: News leader
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Fernandina Beach News-Leader
Place of Publication: Fernandina Beach Fla
Creation Date: May 10, 2013


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Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Nassau -- Fernandina Beach
Coordinates: 30.669444 x -81.461667 ( Place of Publication )


Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 124, no. 9 (Feb. 27, 1980)-

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Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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Tom Shave reported on conditions
at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club on
:Tu,_day. telling city commissioners
an ad-hoc Corimill. r I.',irmed to eval-
uate-the course rated it a 4 out of 10,
with numerous issues that need to be
At a special meeting of the com-
mittee Monday, Billy Casper Golf Inc.
reported that roughly $350,000 would
be needed for a greens restoration
program, on top of normal course
The ad-hoc committee, made up of
Shave, Donna Dandurand, Bill
Larrabee, Charlie Kicklighter and Tom
Roberts, was created at the suggestion
of Vice Mayor Charles Corbett in April
because of reportedly deplorable con-
ditions at the city-owned golf course.
Billy Casper LLC, which has man-
aged the course since 2011, was sent
a formal notice of complaint from City
Managergoe Gerrity on April 5 saying
the course must show significant
improvement by Aug. 1, or face further
action by the city. .
Shave said the committee toured
the 27-hole course on April 24 and
used a scale of 1-10 to rate conditions
of the greens, green banks, fairways,
rough, bunkers, tees and other areas.
"(The committee) went out as indi-
viduals ...-and came out with a (rating
of) 4 for the whole golf course," Shave
said. .- -- .
According to Shave's report, lhei
evaluation confirmed complaints by
golfers that the course,is in very poor
Written comments within the
report included, "bare spots and thin,
weedy grass," "felled trees and debris
on some holes," "no evidence of ade-"
quate watering," "many bare spots,".
"mole cricket damage extensive,"
"maintenance spotty," "unplayable"
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Jeff Jagle.of Fernandina Beach and Chica-Marie (in sunglasses) perform at a downtown pocket park
earlier this spring. Jagle developed a petition for pedestrians to sign to allow street artists to per-
form in the commercial district.

City defers action

on street

Citizens voiced their-support for street performers at
Tuesday's city commission meeting, but action was
deferred on an ordinance that would limit their activities.
Commissioners in March unanimously approved the
first reading of a new ordinance that would keep street
performers and art vendors away from popular areas
downtown, including the two pocket parks. II,. new
(irdiInMini. also would require performers to hold
$300,000 in liability insurance on top of a $300 permit to
A second and final reading of the ordinance was
scheduled for Tuesday, but was taken off the agenda
because it was not properly advertised.
Downtown resident Julie Ferreira told commission-
ers that previous legal cases elsewhere have established
that busking (or performing on the street for gratu-
ities) "cannot be prohibited when other free speech is
The city should follow the example of Amherst,
Mass., and encourage street musicians by offering

stipends to select musicians to create a vibrant down-
town, she said. "(Amherst has) blocked out areas down-
town where musicians can play," Ferreira said. It also
encourages people who already play on the street as well
as other performers such as mimes, jugglers and pup-
peteers, she said.
Downtown business owner Joan Bean said she did not
understand why the city was restricting street musi-
"In Savannah, they don't p.gt,,: .ml lthi, ceta'badge to
l.'."' Bean said. "I don't ".inde .uiand il.i iregulationri
and the permit fees. ... I don't understand why you've
taken pocket parks away from where they're going to
play. ... Troubadours have been around since
Shakespeare's time. We're a freewheeling city ... you can
only get a permit in October. What's with that?"
"I think it can be simpler," Bean said. "I feel strong-
ly about musicians. They're a special breed. Let's do bet-
ter for the musicians."
Downtown resident Chuck Hall said street musi-
cians were starting to come back now that the recession
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or killer

A week after a jury of 12 convicted
-James Perry Turnage Jr. of second-
degree murder in the 2010 death of
Kirk Westfall in Yulee, a circuit judge
sentenced him to life in prison v..il I- aRI
In addition to the life sentence,
Turnage, 47, will also serve a mini-
mum of 20 years for discharging, a
firearm during the crime and an
accompanying 10-year sentence as a
habitual felony offender for stealing
Westfall's car.
Circuit Judge Robert Foster denied
a defense motion seeking a retrial filed
on Tuesday. The
defense nonetheless
plans to appeal the
murder conviction, -.
Assistant Public .
Defender Thomas .
Townsend has said. ., 7.'
In court Thurs-
day, friends and fam-
ily of Westfall Turnage
addressed his killer
through statements
read on the stand and through
Assistant State. Attorney John
"I feel as if the list two and a half
years have been stolen from me," an
emotional Cynthia Colson, Westfall's
longtime girlfriend, told Turnage.
Through Kalinowski, Westfall's sofi
Kyle told Turnage his crime was unfor-
givable and robbed Westfall of the
opportunity to watch his sons become
men and his six grandchildren grow
and thrive. Kyle Westfall would miss
most the times he and his father
shared working on his truck, the sort
of which he'll never .-..t.,...int.. again.
"My dad was a good guy," Kyle
Westfall's statement said. "He took
people in, and it just so happened that's
how he was taken out."
Westfall's brother Karl, who was
present for the trial but not for the
sentencing, .said in a statement
through prosecutors that he had for-
given Turnage for the crime and
hoped he would turn to God and find
faith as he serves the rest of his life
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Nassau Humane Society Executive Director Brandy Carvalho holds
a tuxedo kitty hoping to find a home on Tuxedo Tuesday, .when the
adoption fee for cats like him is reduced 25 percent.

She's a perfect match

for Humane Society

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has been a vegetarian since she was ing that we figured out how to turn As a former vol
a teenager. into one," she explained. foster mom, Carva
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live. I have always been an animal more on-site treatment for animals and is aware of ho'
advocate, so being part of the team and there will be space for potential changes are for bo
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passion for animal welfare," said. potential furkids. er home.
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and we are halfway-towards our ',. m-ficiil fir the animals because Carvalho moved t
fundraising goal." there will be less stress, said ago. She and her n
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indoor kennels for the dogs that will "Their true personalities will be
keep them out of the elements and able to flourish. Best practices tell us HUMANE Con

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2A FRIDAY, MAY 10. 2013 NEWS News-Leader


Dean Charles Houk Jr.
Dean Charles "Charlie" Houk, Jr., attor-
ney and resident of Atlanta, GA, and Amelia
Island, FL, died at his home on Amelia
Island on Monday. He was 76. He was a
devoted father and husband, attorney and
civic leader. The cause of death was an
apparent heart attack.
Born in Chicago, IL, on March 29,1937
to Dean Charles Houk, an estate attorney,
and Mary Frank Longmire
Houk, Charlie was the old-
est of two children. The
family returned to St.
Petersburg, FL from
Chicago, and Charlie
attended both elementary
and high school in St.
Petersburg. He completed his undergrad-
uate degree at the University of Florida
and graduated from the University of
Florida law school where he was an editor
of the law review.
After graduation, Charlie served in the
U.S. Army. He was a Captain in the JAG
Corps and was stationed on Governor's
Island in New York City. After completing
..his service in 1964, Charlie moved to
Atlanta where he joined Sears Roebuck
and Co. as a corporate attorney. In Atlanta,
'he also met Dorothy Ann Alexander, whom
he married in 1967. In 1987, Charlie joined
the law firmnAltman, Kritzer & Levick, later
Hartman, Simons & Wood, as a commercial
real estate attorney and from which he
retired in 2005.
In 2012, Charlie celebrated his 50th year
as a member of the Florida Bar Association.
Over the years, Charlie was active both in
civic life and in his local churches, First.
,Presbyterian Church of Atlanta where he
was a member for 45 years and Amelia
,,Plantation Chapel, which he joined in 2005.
Charlie served on the board and as the
,:president of the Atlanta Mental Health
Association, and he served as president of
the Atlanta Corporate Counsel Association.
Charlie volunteered in a number of capac-
ities at Atlanta's First Presbyterian Church

where lie taught Sunday school, sat on var-
ious committees and served as aR elder. In
his retirement, he mentored a young map
as a volunteer with Florida's Take Stock in
Chikhldren program. In 2013, he conceived of
and founded Rx Haiti, a ministry that gath-
ers and delivers unused prescription and
non-prescript ion medication from his
church in the U.S. to medical clinics in
Kind and generous, Charlie was the
consummate family man. He was never
happier than when he was surrounded by
a horde of children. His patience was leg-
endary which came in handy as he taught
all of the members of his daughters' Girl
Scout troops to water ski. Charlie was an
avid Florida Gators and Atlanta Braves fan.
Charlie is survived by his wife, Dorothy
Alexander Houk; two daughters, Mary
Bentley Houk of Brooklyn, NY, and
Elizabeth Houk Sedgwick of Atlanta, GA;
son-in-law Matthew James Sedgwick;
grandsons Luke Matthew -Sedgwick and
Andrew Charles Sedgwick; sister Mary
Ann Saylor; and nephews John Earl Saylor,
Jr., and Michael Dean Saylor and their fam-
A celebration of his life will be held at.
the Amelia 'Plantation Chapel on Saturday,
May 11 at 2 pm.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be
made to Amelia Plantation Chapel, desig-
nated for the Upper Room Project. Amelia
Island Chapel is located at 36 Bowman
Road, Amelia Island, FL 32034.
Please share his life story at www.oxtey-
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Clement M. Kelly
Clement M. "Mike" Kelly, 82, passed
away on April 28,2013 at his Fleet Landing
residence in Atlantic Beach, FL.
Born in Jacksonville, he was the son of
the late Florence Agnes Wolff Jones of
Jacksonville and Maurice Kelly of
Fernandina Beach. The Kelly Family dates
back considerably on Amelia Island and

was involved in everything
from state and local poli-
tics to the area's shrimp-
ing industry. Mike was '
also loved dearly by his '-
caring step father, the late '"
Earle Edward Jones of
Jacksonville. .
Mike attended Robert E. Lee High
School and very much enjoyed playing var-
sity basketball and football for the Generals.
After serving in the Korean War, he grad-
uated from the University of Florida.. He
was a pharmaceutical sales representative
during his early career and later became a
successful stock broker and financial advi-
sor where he eventually initiated Brokerage
Services for Barnett Bank.
Mike was an avid outdoorsman and
ongoing sports enthusiast with a love for
the beach, boating, fishing, scuba diving
and racquetball. He was also an avid read-
ei of almost every kind of book or text
available and delightedcin visiting family on
Amelia Island. His unique humor, analyti-
cal perspectives and opinions were of spe-
cial value to those who'knew him and will
be greatly missed.
He is survived by his two children, Greg
Kelly of Atlantic Beach and Lesley Kelly of
Salt Lake City, Utah; his two grandsons,
Travis and-Jack Kelly, his two sisters,
Angela Arnett of Washington, DC, and
Drusilla Edge ofTallahassee, FL; and his
dear cousin, Mary Agnes White of
Fernandina Beach, along with many other
loving friends and relatives.
The Family would like to thank
Community Hospice for their graceful guid-
ance and care.
SHardage-Giddens Funeral Home
Jacksonville Beach


Mr. Nolan Olaf Johns, 91, Fernandina
Beach, died Thursday, May 9, 2013.
Complete arrangements will be announced.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

'Tips for armchair athletes'

many people, finding time to
work out after a long day at
the office can be challenging.
Running errands, preparing
dinner, coordinating after-
school activities for the kids,
and more all take up pre-
cious free time. But being
even moderately active is a
great way to live an overall
healthier lifestyle, with
increased energy and reduced
- stress. .
The "Physical Activity
Guidelines forAmericans,"
issued by the U.S.
Department of Health and
Human Services, recom-
mends 30 minutes of
physical activity a day for
adults at least five days a
' week. Yet, some studies reveal
that many adults watch an
average of five or more hours
of TV a ddy.
Incorporate activity into
your downtime with simple
exercises that you can do in

the com-
fort of
5your living
room, says

M.S., fit-
ness edu-
cator, former body building
champion, and physical fit-
ness expert for TOPS Club,
Inc. (Take Off Pounds
Sensibly), the nonprofit
weight-loss support organiza-
tion. "Don't use commercial
breaks for trips to the fridge,"
notes Goldwater. "Instead,
approach the 15-plus minutes
of ad time per hour as great
opportunities to burn calo-
Turn your regular TV
shows into active workout
routines and make a game out
of watching them. Start by
For each workout, choose
to focus on one part of the
body like your abdominal

muscles or incorporate a
combination of exercises, as a
sort of a TV-circuit workout.
Or, create several routines
and switch them around for
Keep workout equipment
on hand by stashing small
weights, resistance bands and
a yoga mat near the TV. If you
have a stationary bike or
other fitness machines at
home, set the equipment up
so you can watch while you
The following cardio and
strength-bullding exercises
require no special equipment
-just floor space in front of a
TV. Variations on this low-
impact but effective routine
can be adapted to fit almost
any TV program that includes
frequent breaks for messages
"...from our sponsors," like
sporting events.
Encourage family and
friends to join in too, and get
fit as a group.
30 seconds of marching
in place (or in a chair)
10 chair-dips (from the

30 seconds of jumping
10 wall push-ups
10 crunches
30 seconds of jumping
10 lunges
30 seconds of plank
10 front leg lifts
10 side leg lifts
10 water bottle curls
TOPS Club Inc. (Take. Off
Pounds Seisibly) i,; the origi-
nal weight-loss support and
wellness education organiza-
tion. Founded more than 65
years ago, TOPS is the only
nonprofit, noncommercial
weight-loss organization of its
TOPS has about 170,000
members male and female,
age seven and older in near-
ly 10,000 chapters throughout
the United States and Canada.
Visitors are welcome to
attend their first TOPS
meeting free of charge. To
find a local chapter, view
www.tops.org or call (800)





The Fernandina Beach High School Band was
awarded "Superior" ratings in four categories at the
North State Band Contest in Fort Walton Beach. '
May 9, 1963

For the first time in recenthistory, a Republican
registered to challenge for an elected county office
as Jack D. Coker announced his run for the District
1 commission seat,
May 11, 1988

Workers and volunteers were out in force after
chunks of foam used to raise a sunken barge in the
Amelia River leaked out and fouled local beaches.
May 9, 2003

Fernandina Beach High
School Class of 1968 will
hold its 45th Class Reunion
today and May 11. For infor-
mation call 261-2576.
Food drive
On Saturday, May 11, the
-National Association of
Letter Cai-iers will hold
their annual Stamp Out
Hunger food drive. This is
the largest fd'od drive of the
year and if everyone gives
something, the Barnabas
'food pantry could be stocked
with dry goods for several
months to feed those experi-
encing hunger. Simply leave
your bagged food donations
at your mailbox and your
postal carrier will pick them
up on their daily route.
Contact mary.ann.black-
all@barnabascenterinc.org if
you would like to help sort
and box donated food on
May 11.
Blood chive
The Blood Alliance will
host a blood drive on May 11
from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Publix
in Feriandina.Beach. Visit
Alateen meeting
Alateen, a group for teens'
bothered by someone else's
drinking, will meet at 11 a.m.
May 11 in Fernandina
Beach. For details, including
the location, contact (904)
465-0162. The group will
meet weekly.
Alateen is a fellowship of
young Al-Anon members,
usually teens, whose lives
have been affected by some-
one else's drinking. Alateen
groups are sponsored by Al-
Anon members who help the
group stay on track, share
experiences, discuss difficul-
ties, learn effective ways to
cope with problems and
encourage one another.
A Save Your Hands
Workshop: Injury Prevention
for Massage Therapists, will
be held May 11 from 1-7 p.m.
at Pilates of Amelia in Fer-
nandina Beach. Fee is $90
and participants earn six
CEUs. Call Julie Maley at
415-6781 for information and
.., { .regism er. .. . ..
Mothers Day
Conductors Robert Spano
and Donald Runnicles will
grace the stage at Prince of
Peace Lutheran Church on
Atlantic Avenue on May 12 at
7 p.m. Along with Elizabeth
Pridgen, David Coucheron
and Christopher Rex they
will perform a newly releas-
"ed program including
Mozart's Sonata for 4 hands
in B flat Major KV358,
Underwater (piano solo),
Br'ahms' Hungarian Dances,
*No. 1 and 6, piano 4 hands,
among others. Tickets are
available at the Amelia Island
Music Festival office, 1890
South 14th St., Suite 204, or
online at www.aicmf.com.
Parks volunteers
Talbot Islands State Parks
invites residents of Duval
and Nassau counties to come
out and learn more about the
diverse volunteer opportuni-
ties at the Volunteer
Recruitment Day May 12 at
the North Beach pavilions
on Little Talbot Island State
Park between 11a.m. and 1
p.m. For more information
contact Park Volunteer Coor-
dinator Brian Stinson or\Park

Services Specialist Allison
Conboy at (904) 251-2320.
Pink Ribbon Ladies
The Pink Ribbon Ladies,
a support group in Nassau
County for survivors of
breast and other female can-
cers, will meet at 6 p.m. May
13 in the Conference Room
at Baptist Medical Center
Nassau in Fernandina
Beach. Guest speaker
Cristina Gillis of Amelia
Acupuncture will talk about
the history and benefits of
acupuncture. For informa-
tion contact Joyce Karsko at
261-2976 or Isobel Lyle at
Post meeting
The Byrd-Wallace Post
No. 4351 Veterans of Foreign
Wars, the Men's Auxiliary
and Ladies Auxiliary month-'
ly meeting is the second
Monday of every month at
the Post, 96086 Wade's
Place, Fernandina Beach
(under the Shave Bridge).
The next meeting is May 13,
starting at 6:30 p.m. Contact
VFW Post 4351 at 432-8791
for information.
The AARP local chapter
will meet May 14 at 1 p.m.
the Council on Aging, across
from Baptist Medical Center
Nassau. State Sen. Aaron
Bean will discuss the recent
legislative session in
Tallahas-see including cur-
rent bills and what lawmak-
ers have achieved. A short
regular business meeting
will follow for members.
Alzheimers support
The Alzheimer's
Association Caregiver
Support Group for Nassau
County meets the third
Thursday each month. The
next meeting is May 16 at
the Council on Aging, 1367
South 18th St. The support
group will meet 2:30-3:30
p.m. These meeting are open
to the public and everyone
who has an interest is invited
to attend.
Fernandina Beach's Walk
to End Alzheimer's is sched-
uled for Sept. 21. For infor-
mation call Debra Domb-
kowski, LPN, at 261-0701.

SThe Nassau County,
Home Educators will spon-
sor a Used Book and Cur-
riculum Sale on May 17 from
8 a.m.-noon at Springhill
Baptist Church, 941017 Old
Nassauville Road, Fernan-
dina Beach. The sale is open
to the public. There will also
be books as well as videos,
computer software, CDs and
games for all ages.
Nassau NAMI (National
Alliance on Mental Illness)
will hold a walk and gather-
ing May 19 from 1-5 p.m. at
the gazebo in Central Park
on Atlantic Avenue. Snacks,
beverages and T-shirts will
be provided free while sup-
plies last. The walk begins at
1:30 p.m., from Central Park
down Atlantic-to Main Beach
and back. Participation is
There will be five raffle
packages, with tickets at $1.
Winners will be announced
at 5 p.m. Raffle proceeds will
help provide psychiatric
medications. emergency
dental services and toiletries
to individuals with chronic
mental illnesses.
Contact NassauNAMI
Florida@gmail.com or 277-

511 Ash Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 261-3696 Fax 261-3698
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A. Michael Hickox
Property Appraiser of Nassau County,
pursuant of Florida Statute 193.122(3),
hereby serves notice that on May 2, 2013
all required extensions to and the second
certification of the 2012 Tax Roll in
Nassau County, were completed.


FRIDAY, MAY 10,2013 NEWS News-Leader

Animal abusers face,

Florida News Connection
TAI.AHASSEE People tai
convicted of animal abuse in tr
Florida will face more charges fe
and likely tougher penalties as of
a new Animal Cruelty Bill is ci
signed into law. The state
Senate voted unanimously to Ic
strengthen the current animal
cruelty law, including its ani- w
mal fighting provisions. The tc
House had already passed the c(
bill unanimously. It1
According to Kate MacFall, d:
Florida state director for the th(
Humane Society of tlhe United od
States, strengthening laws E.
against animal cruelty, partic-
ularly involving. animal fight- sa
ing, can. help erack down on w
other criminal activity. tl

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owns Mixed Media.
She is one of five women
in Girls Gone Green, formed
in 2007 to advocate animal
welfare, environmental pro-
tection and healthy food
The group hosted the
First Annual Northeast
Florida Vegetariin Festival in
November 2010 and pro-
motes ongoing events such
as Meatless March.
Girls Gone Green has a
weekly radio show wlich airs
on former NFL player Tom
McManus' radio network on
Monday at 2 p.m. Girls Gone
'Green also produces videos,
designed to inspire, which air
Saturday at 11 p.m. on

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behind bars.
"I loved my brother and
enjoyed his fellowship every
time I was around him," Karl
Westfall wrote. "... I want James
Turnage to know that fIforgive
him for killing my little broth-
For his part, Turnage was
somber, appearing almost
meek in a red jumpsuit as he
approach&tl "a lecte'n to
address the court. "I can only
say that I'm truly, truly sorry,
your honor," said Turnage,




The.Nassau County Sheriffs
Office, Fernandina Beach
Police Department and Florida
Highway Patrol will recognize
the law enforcement officers in
Nassau County who have fallen
in the line of duty at a Law
Enforcement Memorial Service
on Tuesday at 10 a.m. The serv-
ice will be held at the Nassau
County Sheriff's Office,
76001 Bobby Moore Circle in
Yulee. The public is invited to
The local service is one of
many that will be held on
Peace Officers Memorial Day,
May 15. These special services
recall the selflessness of law
enforcement officers and
their families, and honor all
those who devote their lives to
a stronger, safer community.

"It's a big problem," she Humane Society and law
declared. "It's incredibly impor- enforcement would also like to
ult for the animals; Ihey're just see a law allowing arrests for'
'eated horribly and the suf- possession of animal-lighting
wring that goes on. But it's paraphernalia.
often embedded with other "It's very difficult and dan-
rimes.,' gerous for law enforcement to
Those include narcotics, vio- catch them in the act of fighting
*nce and gang activity, animals," she cautioned. "In
The measure (HB 851) fact, in south Florida, law
would allow law enforcement enforcement, they don't even
charge someonewith one dream of going and doing a
ount for every animal abused. bust without the SWAT team."
also reinstates a ban on the Regarding the animal dye-
yeing of fowl or rabbits, as in ing, it was just last April that
he practice of artificially col- Gov. Rick Scott signed legis-
ring chicks and bunnies at lating lifting a dyeing ban. That
aster,. came at the request of dog own-
MacFall called the bill's pas- ers who wanted the ability to
ige a major victory for animal dye their show dogs. The new
welfare in Florida, but hopes law,.if signed, won't apply to
is is just the beginning. The them.

Jacksonville's CW 17.
What little down time the
dedicated vegan environmen-
talist has is spent either exer-
cising or lounging with her
husband, John, and their six
cats, Alfredo, Marmalade,
Ravioli, Raisin, Rosemary and
"I encourage people to
'contact me directly at 491-
1511 about getting involved -
donating, volunteering or
adopting," said Carvalho.
The Nassau Humane
Society operates a shelter
and dog park near the
Fernandina Beach Airport.
They provide animal control
services for the city and offer
spay and neuter programs
and community education
Through a grant from

adding that he did not expect to
receive forgiveness or under-
standing from Westfall's kin,
but hoped that his sentence
would bring them some clo-
Turnage, a parolee at the
time of the crime, was also
found guilty of stealing
Westfall's car after shooting the
51-year-old father of three in
October 2010.
Prosecutors argued during
the trial that on Oct. 8 that
Turnage, desperaIte for access
to a vehicle, waited inside
Westfall's home Ifor him to
return from his son Kasey's
football game and then shot
him in the head. He then
loaded the body into the trunk
of Westfall's car and fled to
South Carolina, where he
buried the remains in a shal-
low grave before fleeing north
to New Jersey, prosecutors
Turnage and Townsend did
not dispute that he killed
Westfall, but argued both men
were'armed at the time and

PetSmart Charities, they
recently have provided more
than 100 free spay/neuter
surgeries for pet owners
who could not otherwise
afford it.
The Adoption Center is
open five days a week,
Tuesday-Friday 11:30 a. m.-5
p.m. and on Saturday from 11
a.m.-4 p.m. Animals are view-
able online at www.nassauhu-
manesociety.com or like them
on Facebook.
Second Chance resale
store at 1002 South 14th St.
raises funds to supplement
NHS donations. It welcomes'
volunteers as well as dona-
tions. Phone 321-0022 to
learn more or visit nassauhu-
types fbnewsleadercom

Turnage shot Westfall in self-
defense after a brief firefight
instigated by Westfall.
Westfall was last seen Oct. 8,
2010, at his son's Yulee High
School football game. His fam-
ily found a pool of blood in his
home the next day and called
Days later, the Nassau
County Sheriff's Office
announced it was searching for
Turnage, who had been staving
on Westfall's property off Radio
Avenue following his release
from a one-year prison sen-
tence for criminal mischief in
August 2010. FBI agents arrest-
ed Turnage in New Jersey Oct.
14 after spotting him driving
Westfall's car.
Two months later, on
Christmas Eve, a hunter at
Sand Hills State Forest near
Patrick, S.C., stumbled upon
Westfall's remains in a shallow
grave near Turnage's father's
home. A subsequent autopsy
revealed that Westfall's death
was a homicide.


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GOLF continuedf-om,, IA
and "bunkers need sand and
maintenance to remove roots
and weeds."
Shave said it was evident
that golf cart traffic had not
been controlled and that sand
traps had very little sand and
had not been trimmed or man-
icured properly. The cups had
not been changed in some
time and were not deep
enough, Shave added, and "a
lot of areas had trash piles."
"That's basically what we
found throughout," Shave said.
"It's just not being taken care
of very well." He added, how-
ever, that more recently he had
seen increased maintenance
'Things are starting to hap-
pen," Shave said. "I've seen
sodding, and sand added to
the sand traps .... So we have
some improvements." I
"I think a lot of this should
have been taken care of earli-
er," Shave said. "There was a
lot of neglect going on."
Shave told commissioners
he would be back in 30 days
for an upxlate on golf course

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is winding down, and said
he encouraged the city to
have a separate management
"Nobody wants to put their
hands on this problem because
it's a can of worms,'" Hall said.
"We need to take control of
this before it becomes like St.
Commissioner Pat Gass
said there was a "large misun-
derstanding" about where the
new ordinance originated.
Gass said some downtown
merchants had complained
about musicians playing in the
park and went to City Attorney
Tammi Bach, who then wrote
up amendments to the ordi-
nance and sent it to commis-
sioners for public approval. A
better approach, she said,
would have been for the busi-
ness owners to come before
commissioners first.
"We're just following the
process through," Gass said.
"At the second reading it can
be voted for or against."
Commissioner Arlene
Filkoff suggested forming a
separate committee or organ-
ization to "take the city out of
complaints" about the pro-

" ~'~k'~

It's just not being taken care ofvery well....
here was a lot of neglect going on.'

Billy Casper Golf Inc., in a
long-range plan they presented
at a special meeting Monday,
said "long-term capital
improvements need to be
made to significantly improve
conditions" on the 54-year-old
course. They also report ted the
course had "old and dated"
greens, tee boxes, bunkers
and facilities and that compe-
tition with seven nearby.
golf courses made it chal-
lenging to attract more
"As a lower budgeted facil-
ity, the club. is faced with
how to allocate funds for max-
imum results," Billy Casper's
report states. "Years of sub-
par treatments have caused
weed and insect populations
to become almost unmanage-
able. ... Tree and root issues

are'prevalent throughout the
golf course."
Th111e report recommended a
'restoration project of tees,
bunkers and greens at a total
of about $350,000. The report
did not state exactly how those
costs would be covered but
that "all options for funding
need to be explored."
"If these projects are not
completed, there is a high
likelihood membership
levels will continue to deterio-
rate and public and outing
rounds will suffer," the report
Billy Casper also outlined
an enhanced sales and mar-
keting program including pro-
motional events, loyalty pro-
grams, banquet marketing,
direct sales and value-added

'The commission has a lot to think about,
and we'll see what they end up doing.'

posed ordinance.
Bach said later the issue
came to the forefront because
downtown merchants claimed
it was unfair that street per-
formers and vendors, do not
have to pay liability insurance,
while business owners do
when they put their items out
on the streets for sale.
As for local street vendor
Felix Jones, who entertains by
playing songs on his harmon-
ica. Bach said he would be coy-
ered by a passage in the code
that allows for "impromptu
behavior by persons not hold-
ing themselves out as public
Bach also said she had
doubts about the legality of the
city sanctioning a management
committee for street perform-
ers because the city cannot'
control the content of songs
or other orations on public
According to Bach, second
reading of the ordinance will

be at the June 4 commission
meeting. She added that com-
missioners had "a whole
bunch of different alternatives"
to look at, which could include
limiting the number of permits
for use of pocket parks for per-
formances, among other
"The commission has a lot
to think about, and we'll see
what they end up doing," Bach
According to the new ordi-
nance, street performers,
street vendors and street
artists would still be allowed in
Central, Main Beach and
Seaside parks. Amplification
devices would be prohibited
'without a special event permit.
The ordinance would also
require a 15-foot setback from
public seating areas and other
The application process for
street performers is open only
during October.
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To each and every one of our sponsors, donors, volunteers, and participants
who supported our inaugural Amelia Island International Wine and Food Tasting
held on March 2, 201 3 that raised more than $20,000.00 to benefit Wolfson
Children's Hospital. A special thank you to our large sponsors:

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Arte Pizza
Bahama Breeze
Baptist Health Nassau
Brett's Waterway Cafe

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Florida Public Utilities Liz Bundy

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Sliders Grill
Stonewood Grill & Bar

Bob Montgomery
Valerie Shibley

Please save the date of March 1, 2014 and plan to attend the 2nd Annual Amelia
Island International Wine and Food Tasting. The Rotary Club of Amelia Island
Sunrise meets every Friday at 7:30 a.m. at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. For
more information, please contact president Christal L. Fish at
clfish@barmjlaw.com, or join us at one of our meetings.

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FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013 BUSINESS Ncws-Leader

Loop raises funds for art at FBHS

The Lo op Pizza Grill is painting the way for'
art students at Fernandina Beach High School -
by hand-painting the restaurant's old wooden
chairs with creative themes and selling'the
-new work-of-art chairs. All thie money raised
"will go directly to the school's art department., .
Sandy Gay, owner of The Lo)op Pizza Grill '
at Amelia Island, and other local artists are '
hand-painting the chairs. Special themes and .r
color combinations will be part of the creative
"We are currently renovating our store and Z '3.. :-
wanted to donate the chairs to benefit the 4'
school. By painting the used chairs, we are giv- N, ,
ing them a second life that brings an innova-
aid.....Gay. ""Ib. .e
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educate the next Picasso!" ,
Fernandina Beach High School art teacher -
Sharon Elle is grateful for the donation.
"We are thrilled The Loop is helping us
out with this unique donation," said Elle. "The
extra funds will allow us to build our program
and benefit the students' learning."
The painted chairs cost $40 each and are
available for pre-order for buyers who want
custom themes or colors. To pre-order, call su.mnirrtrT
The Loop at Amelia Island at 321-0093. The Loop is selling work-of-art chairs with proceeds going to the art department at Fernandina
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Home sales

still rising

The Northeast Florida Associa-
tion of Realtors announced the
housing market in Northeast
Florida continues to strengthen.
Through the end of March, 4,541
homes have sold in 2013, 19.2 per-
cent higher than the same period in
In March alone, 1,687 homes
were sold, a 9.5 percent increase
over last March. Steady increases in
sales price are marching along in
conjunction with sales. The
$139,650 median sales price year
to date is 16.4 percent higher than
the $120,000 year to date price in
2012. In March, the median price
was $140,250, a 9.6 percent increase
from a year ago.
The shrinking number of homes
for sale continues. There were 7,825
homes in inventory in March, down
31.9 percent from last March's
11,488. The sharply reduced inven-
tory means that there is now only
4.5 months of supply on hand; down
43.8 percent from this time last
year. A five- to six-month supply is
considered a balanced market.

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FRIDAY. MAY 10,2013 BUSINESS News-Leader

NCEDB launches

real estate database

Through'the support of its
economic development part-
ners, Florida Power & Light Co.
and GIS Planning, the Nassau
County lEconomic Development
Board has announced the
launch of a new real estate data-
base, http://expandinnas-
estate/. Business prospects and
site selectors will have access to
an array of site-specific infor-
mation at the click of a mouse.
Using Geographic Informa-
tion System (GIS) software, the
website provides immediate
access to specific demographic
information that previously
required weeks of research to
accumulate. Real estate listings
and images, as well as demo-
graphic and industry break-
downs are conveniently acces-
sible and available for all parts
of Nassau County.
Visitors to the site can view
available properties, specifica-
tions for those properties, and
demographics for the sur-
rounding area in one simple
portfolio of information. Users
Sof the site will also be able to
!identify other businesses of
:interest within the search
,parameters of the inquiry.
-; Properties listed on the site will

not include all commercial prop-
erties available in Nassau
County but will feature a major-
ity of the most eligible office
and industrial properties or
vacant land suitable for new
and/or expanding businesses.
"This new tool goes far
beyond a simple database of
available sites and buildings",
said Steve Rieck, NCEDB's
executive director, in a press
release. 'The website also pro-
vides dynamic mapping capa-
bilities including the ability to
view geographic 'layers' of infor-
mation like zip codes, schools,
railroads, hospitals and golf
The GIS-powered website is
built on Google Maps technol-
ogy, and offers state-of-the-art
site selection mapping capabil-
ities. The new website is also
integrated with GIS Planning's
national site ,.Ilr< iin search
engine, www.zoomprospec-
tor.com, which allows visitors
to conduct national searches of
cities and commercial proper-
ties that match their unique cri-
For more information on the
new database and website,
contact Heather Solier at 225-


The Friends of
Amelia Island
Trail has planned
a Trail Opening
Celebration for
Saturday from
8:30-9:15 a.m. at
Peters Point Park.
Following the cel-
ebration bicy-
clists, runners
and walkers will
be led by respec-
tive clubs on a
ride, run or walk
on the new trail
on the south end
of Amelia Island.
Also Saturday, at
9 a.m. at the
Beach Pier there
will be a dedica-
tion of the East
Coast Greenway
Trail through the
Beaches. At
10:30 a.m. in
Mayport, there
will be a dedica-
tion of the St.
Johns River Ferry
as part of the East
Coast Greenway
Trail: The public
is invited to all
three events.

Consumer confidence up

University of Florida
Floridians' consumer confi-
dence rose in April- the second
consecutive monthly increase,
according to a University of
Florida survey.
"Many economists would
have expected confidence to
erode in April as the effects of
.the federal budget cuts known
as sequestration along with the
expiration of the payroll tax
began to unfold," said Chris
McCarty, director of UF's
Survey Research Center in the
Bureau of Economic and
Business Research. "So far this
has had virtually no impact on
consumer confidence among
Floridians, which is reflected in
current sales tax collections."
Florida's mood is at odds
lWith the national consumer can-
ifidence index, which as nres-,
ured by the University of
Michigan, dropped after recov-
ering from a deeper slide in
early April.
In contrast, four of the same
five components used to deter-
mine Florida consumer confi-
dence level increased and one
remained unchanged in April.
Not all Floridians, however,
are optimistic. Confidence
among Floridians making'
$30,000 a year or less dropped,
but rose for those earning more
than $30,000.

Age could affect views, too.
The overall confidence level of
Floridians younger than 60
increased, but it fell for those 60
and older.
"This difference may have
to do with the unveiling of the
Obama administration budget
proposal that signaled a will-
ingness to negotiate on aspects
of Social Security and Medi-
care," McCarty said. "Optimi-
sm, however, among those aged
60 and under is more likely
fueled by economic improve-
ments here in Florida."
For example, Florida's
unemployment rate continues
to drop, coming in at 7.5 per-
cent for March, which is slight-
ly less than the 7.6 percent
national figure. Leisure and
hospitality showed the biggest
job growth of all Florida's
employment sectors. The con-
, struction.industry also reports
slow but positive growth.
Florida's housing prices also
continue to rise, with the medi-
an price now at $160,000. This
is the highest median price
since October 2008, though it is
38 percent lower than the peak
value of $257,800 from June
Meanwhile, the stock mar-
ket is still near record highs,
bolstering retirement accounts
for many Floridians, and gas
prices have continued a steady

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'Here's to

ou Albert'

- a flag and a shot!

Musings, opinions, observa-
tions, questions, and random
thoughts on island life,
Fernandina Beach and more:
This year, like every other
year, on Armed Forces Day,
Saturday, May 18, beginning
at 9 a.m. the members of our
local American Legion Post 54
will fan out across Amelia
Island and as far west in
Nassau County as 1-95 carry-
ing 1,000 American flags and
one shot glass of whiskey to
place on the graves of those
who served the country in the
armed forces, with just one
late soldier getting the shot of
Scotch on the side with his
flag. For the past 35 years
World War I vet and past Post
54 Commander Albert Hirth,
who is buried in the Episcopal
Church cemetery on Alachua
- and North Eighth Street, has
a jigger of single malt whiskey
placed on his resting place, to
honor a request he made
almost four decades ago and
that his comrades in arms
"have continued to respect,
proving that some of the
strongest bonds a person will
ever have are made by those
who served together in the
defense of their country.

As the street musician
'issue hats up, I'll repeat what
I've said before and that is I
like street musicians, especial-
ly those who can sing and
*know how to play an instru-
ment, it's those who howl at

thie moon
and flunlked
out of( the
"Close Cover
School of
Music and
Screen Door
Repair" that
DAVE'S drive me
WORLD around the
David N And
Scott speaking of
real musi- .
cians, in case you haven't
heard the annual Amelia
Island Blues Festival sched-
uled Sept. 13-14 is moving
from Main Beach, with this
year's event now scheduled to
be held at downtown's.harbor
front, which should prove a
boon to local businesses. The
kickoff to this year's event will
be a free Sounds on Centre
session Friday, Sept. 13, on
Centre and Second Street,
adjacent to the Palace Saloon
and the new Sheffields, with a
suggested entry "fee" of two
cans or boxed food items that
will be donated to the
Barnabas food bank. The
Saturday session will begin at
11 a.m. and end around 8
p.m., featuring Muddy Waters
Jr. (Mud Morganfield), Ana
Popovic, Roger "Hurricane"
Wilson and the Shuffle
Junkies, Zac Harmon and
many, many more well-known

blues artists. Tickets for the
Saturday event are 20 bucks
in advance and 25 bucks at
the gate and for 50 bucks you
get the VIP treatment. Go to
corn to buy your tickets and
see the full lineup of talent.
* *
Customer service is the
cornerstone of most long-
serving businesses, particu-
larly on an island as small as
ours, so when I have a posi-
tive experience with a local
business I like to tell folks
about it. Savage Stone, which
was established some 16
years ago by Brenda Savage
and her late husband, at
738 S. Eighth St., is
one of the most impressive
firms we've dealt with since
moving here. They provided
exceptional advice, installed
our countertops when they
said they would, at the price
they quoted, and have been
back twice to make small
fixes, one that wasn't even
their fault, and did so with
good cheer and the profes-
sionalism that is their trade-
mark. So if you need granite,
marble or any other kind of
stone counters, and want it


Governor to speak
The Republican Party of Nassau County
will host Gov. Rick Scott as featured speaker
Sfor its annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday,
May 18.
The dinner at the Omni
Amelia Island Plantation
Conference Center begins
with a reception at 6 p.m. and
dinner at 7 p.m. Cost per per-
son is $125,
The deadline to RSVP is
S'Scott May 14. RSVP at 491-5544 or
___ nassaugop@bellsouth.net.
Make checks payable to
' Republican Pat'ty of Nassau County/
PO. Box 15573/Fernandina Beach FL 32035. '


For sponsor opportunities, call
Cherie Billings at 277-2995.

Democratic Cub
The Democratic Club of Amelia Island din-
ner meeting will be held at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road, at 6
p.m. May 21 with dinner at 7 p.m. A cash bar
will be available. Speaker will be Ben Wilcox, a
consultant for the League of Women Voters in
Tallahassee, on the recent legislative session.
To reserve, send a check for $15 per per-
son, payable to DCAI, to DCAI/
PO. Box 1153/Fernandina Beach FL
32035, or drop off at party headquarters on
' Eighth Street. Contact Jean DesBarre at 432-
8992 or jearrdesbarres@(minail.com.. '' '

done right, call Brenda
Savage at 557-1083.
* *
If you like fried chicken,
then you're gonna love
Leddy's Porch at the Florida
House where innkeeper and
chef Marshall Sands has
made his buttermilk fried
chicken that eatery's signa-
ture dish with combinations
that include enormous fried
chicken biscuits, fried chicken
and waffles (yes, waffles), and
a fried chicken sandwich,
among others. The sides are
equally tasty including collard
greens, creamy, cheese grits,
house-made potato chips,
Yukon Gold mashed potatoes,
mac and cheese and my
favorite beet salad with
oranges, goat cheese and
white wine vinaigrette. Don't
like fried chicken? Not a prob-
lem as the new menu includes
BLT's, buttermilk fried
shrimp, grilled cheese sand-
wiches with bacon or country
ham, a half-pound cheese-
burger on a brioche roll,
roasted chicken salad and
much more. Apparently a lot
of folks have developed a taste
for Mr. Sands' cooking as
lunch crowds Wednesday to
Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. as well as Sunday's
brunch 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. have
been growing steadily. The
reasonable prices are a factor
as well'as the food. Oh, Emily
Sands, the other half of the
husband and wife innkeeping
duo, will give birth this
August to a girl they're nam-
ing Eloise. The soon to be par-
ents tell me the name is one
they like and that it's just a
coincidence that their off-
spring will have the same
moniker as the fictional six-
year-old who lived in the
"tippy-top" of New York City's
Plaza Hotel. Call :em (the
Florida House, not the Plaza)
at 491-3322.
; ,* '* .i, i*n. .
I received a-couploof :; .,!
emails from Suzan Cameron,

The Amelia Island Blues Festival
Sept. 13-14 is moving from Main Beach
to downtown's harbor front.

a resident of Brandon, just ,
east of Tampa, the great-great-
niece of David Yulee, who tells
me her mother, Yulee Way
Lazarus, who graduated from
FSCW (Florida State College
for Women, now FSU) in 1936
with a degree in history, main-
tained the family tree, which
was passed on to Ms.
Cameron as "keeper of the
heritage" upon her mother's
death seven years ago. Elias
and David Yulee were her
mother's great uncles. She
says "... in mother's research
there isn't a lot of personal
info on David Yulee; however,
there is nothing to describe
him as a 'flim flam' man and
no family stories to validate
that point." She also gays she
purchased and is just now
reading T.D. Allman's book.
Finding Florida that debunks
Yulee and intends to contact
the author. She graciously
invited me to her home to see
the letters Jefferson Davis and
Robert E. Lee wrote to her
Uncle Elias Yulee and ended
saying: "You are welcome any-
time." A classy lady indeed..
* *
Things I Just Don't Get
Department:. Why do
Americans get so excited
about celebrating the
Mexican holiday Cinco de
Mayo, which commemorates
the Mexican Army's 1862 vic-
tory over the French at the
battle of Puebla. The
Mexicans don't celebrate any
U.S. holidays, so what the
heck is this all about?
Footballer Tim Tebow pro-
claims his Christianity and is
condemned. A professional
basketball player proclaims
his homosexuality and gets a
call from the president. Huh? I
don't care if he dresses in his
sister's tutu, is gay, transgen-
dered or whatever, but it '
might be interesting to learn
where he showers after the
games now.
* *
If you want to get satisfac-
tion and make money in a
career choice then consider
the actuarial field, but to avoid
misery, long hours and a dim
future, steer clear of news
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couple of weeks ago.
CareerCast compiled its annu-
al list of the 200 best and
worst jobs of 2013 using data
from the Bureau of Labor
Statistics and other govern-
ment sources and based it on
five criteria: physical
demands, work environment,
income, stress and hiring out-
look. Actuaries came in first
and newspaper reporters dead
last, just behind lumberjacks.
So what the heck does an
actuary do? As far as I can
determine they estimate the
outcome of insurable events.
In other words, they deter-
mine the odds, so make
friends with an actuary and
take 'em to Vegas. The list
puts bartenders at 150th, sea-
men at 163rd and bank tellers
at. 162nd, just a couple of steps
below the 160th spot of
garbage collectors.
* *
Startling Statistic
Department: As if things
weren't bad enough for jour-
nalists, a recent issue of the
Economist says in 1980 there
were roughly the same num-
ber of PR workers as journal-
ists in the United States while
today the ratio is four PR
workers for every news
reporter, with the embattled
writers now overpowered by'
flaks pitching drivel mostly
designed to inflate the egos of
their CEOs. I've been on
both sides and know that
those PR folks with no jour-
nalism experience give the
rest a very bad name as these
gladhanders don't understand
why their company's
mediocre quarterly earnings
didn't merit a positive front
page story.
* *
Look up the word "stupid"
in the dictionary and there's
probably a picture of Beshaw
Ogbonna, an Alpharetta, Ga.,
resident who stole $3,000
from his Wal-Mart employer
and then posted a picture of
himself on Facebook holding
the cash with a caption saying
"I love my job." Surveillance
cameras in the Atlanta subur-
ban store showed Mr.
Ogbonna taking the cash from
, the-registers. His'Facebeok
page is no longer- active.----

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face danger or?

I heard a story on the radio the other day
about a man who faced extreme danger
while enjoying his favorite hobby.
In search of the elusive Imperial wood-
pecker, this avid birdwatcher deliberately
placed himself in harm's way by traveling
through territory inhabited by dangerous .
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Listening to the story, I
asked myself if I would
have done the same thing.
While it might be
thrilling to actually see a
real live Imperial wood-
NEWS- pecker, I like the idea of
remaining a real live person
ROOM too much to follow in that
VJEWS particular avian aficionado's
.. footsteps ... .
But then I asked myself
HeatherA. what do I like doing enough
Perry to risk my life over?
Usually bird watching
ranks right up there with stamp collecting
and crocheting when discussing safe hob-
:bies. Aside from a bad case of poison ivy or
'the occasional encounter with unexpected
!wildlife, it poses no real danger to the hobby-
Other hobbies are not quite as tame.
:Consider base jumping or wingsuit flying.
These adrenaline junkie delights involve
Jeaping off tall buildings, antennas, spans,
'and cliffs with a small parachute strapped to
your back. If that chute fails to open, you're
i In comparison to these death-defying
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Heather A. Perry is a reporter at the News-


'Nassau County Commissioners:
Danny Leeper, District 1-Fernandina Beach,
261-8029 (h), 430-3868 (cel),
email: dleeper@nassaucountyfl.com
Steve Kelley, District 2-Amelia Island,
Nassauville, O'Neil, 277-3948 (h), 556-0241 (cell),
email: skelley@nassaucourtyfl.com
Pat Edwards, District 3-Yulee, 335-0260 (cell),
email: pedwards@nassaucountyfl.com
Barry Holloway, District 4- Hilliard, Bryceville,
Boulogne, 879-3230 (h), 753-1072 (cell), email:
Walter J. Boatright, District 5-Callahan,
S879-2564 (h), 753-0141 (cell),
Semail: wboatright@nassaucountyfl.com

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"Continue to Hoard & Hide?"
Again, where? This comes as close
to directly accusing the BOCC of'
malfeasance as anything written in
the last 10 years. Since we see new
recommendations to use the'
reserves to handle budget short-
falls, it is difficult to see where any
"hoarding" is taking place. And as
for "hiding," the county's budget
process is long and cumbersome,
but it is the epitome of transparen-
cy, and all financial books and
records are audited by an inde-
pendent outside auditor. I'm fi-ankly
surprised the commissioners didn't

Tash-Bang' Crawford
Having attended the county's
budget workshop on Monday, April
29, I was interested in seeing what
the News-Leader would report
regarding Clerk of the Courts John
Crawford's long-awaited "answer"
to the reported $9 million shortfall.
for fiscal year 2013-14. 1 think there
is "good news and bad news" in the
related story which appeared in the
May 3 edition of our paper. The good
news is reporter Garrett Pelican did
an excellent job of accurately report-
ing exactly what Mr. Crawford had
to say in his presentation. The bad
news is, through no fault of Pelican,
the thrust of the story is misleading
when it comes to representing the
county's true fiscal health. There is
no "$44 million cushion."
As many readers will remember,
Mr. Crawford and I have had lively
discussions on many issues in the
past, especially during my term as a
county commissioner. We didn't
always agree, but he was consistent
in his positions (a trait I admire).
One of his major axioms was to only
fund recurring expenses with recur-
ring revenues. As recently as six
weeks ago he reaffirmed his sup-
port for this conservative fiscal pol-
However, in his most recent pres-
entation in the budget workshop,
he quietly abandoned that position
and recommended the FY 13/14
budget be balanced by using $6.3
million from the 1-cent sales tax and
$2.7 million from reserves (usually
considered "non-recurring").
Crawford has always considered
reserves sacrosanct, and lectured
against using them to balance the
budget. However, he now favors this
approach because, he says, "the
county has $44 million in the bank."
Even reporter Pelican noted that
while Crawford now says, "We're
not in a fiscal mess," it was only six
weeks ago when he told commis-
sioners, "You're in a scary mess
right now." What changed?
Taxpayers need to know two
things about these announcements:
First, if you believe there was a sud-
den discovery of $44 million cash sit-
ting in the county's bank accounts,
you need to understand that most of
that amount is already allocated, or
encumbered, and is not readily avail-
able for other uses. Secondly, while
Mr. Crawford presented a slick
PowerPoint presentation to the com-
missioners, his "new recommenda-
tions" to balance the FY 13/14 budg-
et are not really new, and they are
not original. This same strategy was
used by the BOCC to balance last
-year's budget, and it is among the
. options already being considered to
balance FY 13/14.
So if this approach has been suc-
cessfully used before, is there any
reason not to adopt it again? The
biggest reason not to repeat it is it's
not sustainable. You can't keep
going to the well (i.e., reserves) if
you're not going to replenish it That
was one of the reasons Mr. Crawford
opposed such use in the past.
There's another area of discus-
sion, and that deals with Mr.
Crawford's definition of "discre-
tionary spending," which he defines
as anything beyond core services.
That narrow definition basically
excludes any type of maintenance on
our aging infrastructure. Deferred
maintenance means higher costs to
taxpayers down the line when equip-
ment and buildings begin to fail. His
presentation had one slide which
said the county should "Create/
Implement a Stabilization Fund: A
Fund to Use During Times of
Temporary Revenue Shortfalls." It
would seem as though the county
already has such a fund, and it's
called "Reserves," but it is slowly
being diminished with each pass-
ing budget cycle.
As Mr. Crawford concluded his
PowerPoint presentation, he lobbed
the equivalent of what law enforce-
ment calls a "Flash-Bang Grenade."
If you've ever watched the cop
shows on TV, or the-nightly news,
you've seen police go up to a build-
ing and throw in a device that goes
off with a blinding flash and an ear-
splitting explosion. The purpose of
a "Flash-Bang" is not to injure any-
one, but to simply stun, disorient
and confuse the target, while divert-
ing attention from the thrower. No
one does this better than Mr.
For example, at the end of his
presentation he flashed a slide which
said, "We Can Continue to Tax &
Spend, Hoard & Hide, or We Can
Sustain & Stabilize!"
"Continue to Tax & Spend?"
Where? Even in the face of declining
ad valorem tax revenues, your
BOCC has not raised the millage
rate in five years, nor has it taken on
a penny of new debt. Those are pret-
ty impressive accomplishments.

Mr. Crawford then talked about poli-
cies that are unfair to taxpayers, say-
ing that they (the commissioners)
were the only five that could change
the policies he suggested.
We had an enlightening presen-
tation, now let's hope the commis-
sioners are wise enough to follow his
God bless America.
Pat Eubank
Fernandina Beach

sion of what is best for the future of
Amelia Island.
I would like to express gratitude
to the many local business owners
that have expressed their support to
me personally and to members of
my family. Many believe in my
father's vision and respect his per-
sonal courage for being willing to
come forward publicly with such a
controversial idea.
Brandon Allisonr
Amelia Island

One more RV opinion ,
R~V VJlUR&t.

challenge Mr. Crawford on this base-
less accusation.
Finally, most legitimate econo-
mists do not agree with Mr.
Crawford's rosy prediction that the
Local economy is already stabilizing.
So, as far as his plan of "Sustain &
Stabilize" goes, few believe that to
continue to raid the reserves is a
prudent way to ensure long-term
financial sustainability for the coun-
Flash! Don't look behind the cur-
tain. Bang! Try looking over there.
Mike Boyle
Amelia Island

Workable solutions'
I have recently been research-
ing something called the CAFR
(Compre-hensive Annual Financial
Report), which is a-thorough and
detailed presentation of the state's
financial condition. It reports on the
activities and balances of any public
agency, courthouses, schools, city,
county and states for each fiscal
The business of borrowing and
raising taxes makes no sense, once
we know about those special funds
in the CAFR. In the private sector
bad planning causes embarrassing
disasters, in government it is a tac-
tic for raising revenues.
What I learned is the compre-,
hensive disclosure of government
financial operations has been delib-
erately concealed and kept from the
American people by the government
financial agencies as well as by the
syndicated media. Regarding the
federal government, the scope is
huge; the personal financial impact
is of vital concert to all of us.
Government's income in invest-
ments is now twice as much as rev-
enue from taxes. We could stop pay-
ing taxes tomorrow and the
government would still have twice'as
much revenue and wealth as it
needs to operate today. They are'
brilliant with the names like
"Emergency Funds," "Back Up
Funds," "Set Aside Funds," "Pension
Funds," "Discretionary Funds." That
secret amount grows daily.
Government is no longer a tax and
spend operation, it is now a tax,
spend and steal operation. I encour-
age you to go to YouTube for more
CAFR information.
I stated the above to tell you the
Last Monday, April 29,2013, John
A Crawford, Nassau County Clerk
of Courts/Comptroller, gave a
"Budget Strategies Presentation."
He showed News-Leader articles say-
ing "Shrinking property tax rev-
enues could lead the county com-
mission to cut costs and hike taxes
to fend off the $9 million budget
hole for fiscal year 2013-14." The
second, "County mulls gas, fire
taxes." The article said the county
commissioners agreed they need-
ed to do something to plug the hole
in the budget and on the same page
it stated that the county added $3.8
million to its expenditures. Mr.
Crawford said you can't be increas-
ing expenditures if we are in such a
hole, and added you are not in a
fiscal crisis, you are going to be
Mr. Crawford then went on to
talk about "sustainability" and "alter-
native strategies." He then took the
$9 million deficit and showed them
precisely how they could reduce it to
shortfall of a little over $900,000.
Then he showed a reserves capital
plan with $44 million in what he
called "cash in the bank." He then
showed another News-Leader arti-
cle from July 2012 where
Commissioner Danny Leeper said,
"We have a number in the reserves
that hopefully we can use to our
advantage; it's a portion of the
money we have already taken. So
let's use it to advance a further year
to continue to build reserves in the
He had several workable solu-
tions and I came away from the
meeting thinking that is "true trans-
parency" coming from an elected
official to help the commissioners
refrain from unnecessary taxation.

\V VUilLU..k,,1
I have been following the RV
resort controversy at a distance.
My husband and I are Fernandina
Beach residents on an extended trip
in our RV.
I have read with amusement and
dismay the opinion that many peo-
ple seem to have about RVers. My
experience has been that RVers are
like-any other group of people. They
cut across the socioeconomic spec-
trum associated with any other
group. Anyone saying anything dif-
ferent shows how few Rvers they
have known. We have found them to
be'friendly, kind people.
I do object to the comments
made about RV volunteers. My hus-
band and I are on our third year as
RV volunteers and we take great
pride in the work we do. ; ;
I don't know of any travel pro-
grams that are designed the way
the RV volunteer network is. As a
volunteer we commit to work a spe-
cific number of hours in a location
for a set period of time. Many
RV volunteers are full-time volun-
Our work is varied. We have
worked with Habitat for Humanity,
state parks and historic sites, golf
courses and horse ranches. We
have mowed lawns, painted and
general maintenance, administra-
tive and computer work, interpretive
tours, cleaned beaches, rescued pel-
icans, filled divots on golf courses
and cleaned bathrooms. Many state
and national parks could not stay
open if not for the efforts of the RV
In regard to the feasibility of
opening an RV resort I agree that
less development is good. I don't
think anyone would argue that
Mother Nature is better than most
things that are built by man. But if
the area is to be developed then an
RV resort is a better option than
Pat Aylor
Fernandina Beach

Do the right things
I was saddened when I heard
about my friend's cat. His neighbor
scooped it up thinking it was a
feral/stray cat, not noticing it was
very friendly and well taken care of.
She took it to Cats Angels to have
her spayed. The same day my friend
found out and called Cats Angels
right away to let them know a mis-
take had been made and that was his
black, fluffy cat. It took two days for
Cats Angels to call my friend back
only to say someone had already
adopted his cat and they paid $200
for adoption fees, not that Cats
Angels would contact the person
they adopted the cat out to, to tell
them to bring the cat back, a mistake
Was made and it's already someone
else's cat and give them their $200
My friend's wife called several
times telling Cats Angels her hus-
band misses his cat and wants her
back. It's his cat.
It's been a month and a half now
and my friend still does not have
his cat back. As a matter of fact, Cats
Angels did not even return her last
call. To Cats Angels, it's like, No Big
Deal; the cat got a new home. Well,
it is a big deal to my friend! It's his
cat! I do believe Cats Angels should
fix this mistake like they should
have in the beginning!
They know who adopted thiscaL.
Bring it back home to my f-iend!
And its home! Its rightful home!
Megan Smith

After we have explained, and re-
explained, and explained again what
a Class "A" RV resort is, and how we
as a family might be willing to devel-
op one sensibly on our island, we
have been surprised at the contin-
ued negative letters to the editor
(April 24 and 26 News-Leader, as
well as recent editions). Many of
these letters were filled with cruel
sarcasm and unnecessary mockery.
In addition, we were shocked to hear
of the discourteous online com-
mentary, some of which had to be
removed because it was so offen-.
sive and/or aggressive (Facebook:
Amelia Island Fernandina Beach
As much as we would like to
respond to each and every one of
the relentless and undeserving com-
ments -we will refrain. Most do not,
deserve a response. It is almost as if
someone screamed the word "trail-.
er park" and everyone that heard it
jammed cotton in their ears, and
then raced to their computers to
write one more senseless letter to
the newspaper. What the opposition
has continued to describe and show
pictures of as the "Soon To Be
Coming RV Park" is in reality a
vision all their own. Ironically, we
don't want their invented RV park on
Amelia Island either. The photo
image in the NO RV bumper stick-
er is an obvious lie intended to shape
public opinion. The people respon-
sible for producing such dishonest
material intended to deliberately
mislead others should be ashamed
of themselves.
My father is a man of integrity
who always follows through. If he
says that he will construct one of
the most beautifully landscaped, safe
and clean RV resorts in the country,
that is exactly what he will do. To
suggest that he would ever do any-
thing to damage Amelia Island when
everything he has done in his entire
career has had exactly the opposite
effect is ridiculous. His development
work has proven over and over again
that he is willing to address pressing
community problems with his own
money, his own energy, and his own
ideas. Many do not know or have for-
gotten that when the downtown
waterfront was a mass of broken-
down docks, garbage and stinking
mud flats, everyone else sat on their
hands, but my father stepped up to
the plate. He raised millions of dol-
lars in private funds and govern-
ment grants to clean up the mess
and build the Fernandina Harbor
Marina and Brett's restaurant.
Downtown is forever better off as a
result of his vision and hard work.
This is true community leadership
which you won't find anywhere near
City Hall.
No living person in Nassau
County has saved or planted as
many trees as he has. I know that it
has already been mentioned, but it
is worth mentioning again, that he
is the developer of the most beauti-
fully wooded and most natural neigh-
borhoods in our county, in which
all of the large and mature trees
remain. He honestly cares for the
land, and for its natural beauty that
should remain protected. Any RV
resort he might build would be
meticulously planned to protect the
local forest and would be another
development just like all the others
he has built and that everyone in
our community is proud of.
My father deserves more respect
than what many News-Leader letter
writers have shown. The hostile tone
and vitriol in their letters doesn't
belong anywhere in Fernandina
Beach or in any reasonable discus-




See hand of Lord deliver us from adversity

H e that hath made the Earth by
His powers has established
the world by Hlis wisdom and
hath stretched out the heav-
ens by His understanding.
All of us occasionally find ourselves
in a position where it appears we are
outnumbered, outclassed and headed
for defeat. But thanks be to God, that is
not the final report for those of us who
will split the ear with sound. Wheniwe
shout out in the midst of seeming disas-
ter, God immediately hears and comes
on the scene to confirm His covenant
with us.
The truth is we cannot shout that
loudly if we do not have a covenant with
God. It is confidence in the covenant
that inspires us to shout when fear tries
so desperately to be the order of the day.
When we know our covenant, we will


art show


Even with the terrific
rain Saturday, participants
in the Fine Arts and Crafts
Show at the 2013 Shrimp
Festival had their work dis-
played and judging took
place. Everyone was sur-
prised that so many onlook-
ers were also out and
Here is the list of the
Best of Show -
Overall, John DeVere, cate-
Sgory: Wood
1st Place All
"Categories, Patricia
Karnes, category: Jewelry
2nd Place All
Categories, Glen Purdy,
category: Mixed Media
3rd Place All
Categories, Kate Karney,
category: oil
1st Place Painting -
Oil (Judges Choice Award)
Kenneth Auchman
1st Place Painting -
Acrylics (Judges Choice
Award) Alan Lin
1st PlacegPainting >.
Watercolor (Judges Choice
Award) Elizabeth Kershaw
1st Place Mixed
Media, Drawing &
Printmaking (Judges
Choice Award) Rhonda
1st Place Metal
(Judges Choice Award)
Randy Pardue
1st Place Jewelry
(Judges Choice Award)
Marilyn Villancourt
1st Place Wood
(Judges Choice Award)
Barry Harding
1st Place Creative
Crafts (Judges Choice
Award) Magali Groves
1st Place Fiber Art
(Judges Choice Award)
Suzanne Bellows
1st Place Glass
(Judges Choice Award) Bill
Slade & Bill Tackett
1st Place Pottery
(Judges Choice Award) Bill
1st Place Photography
(Judges Choice Award)
Mark Thomas
The weather Sunday
was warm, sunny and
delightful. Everyone was
_. pleased! To learn more
about the show, organized
: by the Island Art
: Association, visit
: www.islandart.org.

Declare God HIimself
is with us for our cap-
taini; Ito fight a
Covenant child is to
']fight against thle Lord
God and they shall not
It does not matter
if it appears the ene-
NOWAND tly is before you and
behind you. When we
THEN covenant men and
women cry to the
Maybelle Lord, when the new
breed of priest sounds
Kirkland the trumpet, we split
the ears of the enemy
with the sound loud enough to reach the
ear of our Father, whose ear is unaffect-
ed by the sound except to respond to it
on behalf of His children. Lift up your

voice, splil th' ears of the enemy and
watch Ihe land olf the LIord deliver us
from every adversity. Thank God be-
cause lie made us and, because of it, we
can stand confident His comfort is ours;
the enemy is confused because he can't
rattle us. Let us continue to shout our
praises in the midst of every effort of
the enemy, for we'know that He will con-
tend with any one who contends with us.
' The family of the late Bro. Joseph
Rauls and Sis. Queenie Williams thank
you, their family and many friends, for
all your acts of kindness shown to them
during their hours of bereavement.
Birthday wishes to Kylinda Sharper,
Arlene Jordan, Laurine Williams, Ken-
dall Harris, Velvet Holland-Brown, Min-
nie Johnson, Jerrick Jones, Altamese
Hlolmes, Daisy Maxwell and Happy
Mother's Day.

Tasty fundraiser for Micah's Place

Winners from last year's event include Best Savory
Taste: Frank and Sandy Malone for their Corn Bread
Casserole dish; Best Dessert: Mary Potochnik for her
Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies; and Best
Presentation: the Micah's Place Cookbook Committee.

Join Micah's Place for its
second annual "A Savory
Taste" event to help raise
funds for its programs and
services, on Saturday, May
18 at the Woman's Club of
Fernandina Beach, 201 Jean
LaFitte Ave., behind the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Enjoy tasting of great
food, a variety of fine wine
and beer and listen to beau-
tiful, soothing music by
Amelia Island's renowned
sax player, Gabriel Arnold.
Guest tIhefs will prepare
culinary selections of appe-
tizers, entrees and desserts.
Participating restaurants
Gourmet Gourmet,
Horizon's and Peterbrooke
Chocolatier, along with
Micah's Iadies Auxiliary
and other local organiza-
tions, will make delicious
offerings from the Micah's
Place cookbook, A Savory
Again this year, guests
will get to vote for their
favorite recipes. A variety of
awards will be given to the
favorite "chefs." Exhibitors
will decorate their tables
based on a theme that
relates to their recipe
and/or business or group.
Advance tickets are $35
(all inclusive), or $40 the
day of the event. Tickets
can i .'..* I .. I i 'it the ;
Purple lDove Resale Center,
next to Dick's Wings
Restaurant in Yulee, or con-
tact Kelly Monti at project-
rg or 491-6:364, ext. 102.
Visit www.micahsplace.org
for more information.

Take Stock in Children/Nassau
received an award for its first annual
Strides for Education 5K Beach
Walk/Run. The award for Best First
Strides 2012 was presented to Jody
Mackle, program coordinator, by the .
Take Stock in Children State Office at
the state conference in Tallahassee.
The Strides for Education 5K
Beach Walk/Run was held on Dec. 8
at Main Beach in Fernandina. There
were approximately 100 participants
including students, mentors, family
and serious runners. Sponsors were
Arlington Toyota, Amelia Island Yacht
Basin, Current Running, the News-
Leader, Advanced Rehabilitation and
TJ Maxx.
Money raised at the event will be used for scholarships for Nassau County stu-
dents. Take Stock in Children/Nassau hits provided college scholarships to more
than 150 -students over the last 15 years. Another 160 Take Stock scholars are in
Nassau County's four middle and high schools. Arlene Filkoff, chair of the TSIC
Leadership Council, Bob Schmonsees, chair of the Strides for Education, and
Mackle, from left, are picturedl with the Best First Strides 2012 award.


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Mr. and Mrs. Frink

Mr. and Mrs. Neil Frink
(Joyce) of Fernandina Beach
announce the marriage of
their son, Sharif Adam Frink,
to Dania Janae Wright,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Wright (Soroya) of Hayward,
The nuptials took place on
Saturday, April 20, 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 MBAfrom 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.

Marine Corps Pfc. Tra-
vis R. Mahoney of Fernandina
Beach earned the title of U.S.
Marine after graduating from
recruit training at Marine
Corps Recruit Depot, Parris
Island, S.C., on March 1.
For 13 weeks, Mahoney
stayed committed during
some of the world's most
demanding entry-level mili-
tary training in order to be
transformed fromncivilian.to
Marmin' I' -ril .1 with priide.
discipline and the core values
of honor, courage and commit-
ment. Training included close-
order drill, marksmanship
with an M-16A4 rifle, physical
fitness, martial arts, swim-
ming, military history, cus-
toms and courtesies.
One week prior to gradua-
tion, Mahoney endured The
Crucible, a 54-hour final test
of recruits' minds and bodies.
Upon completion, recruits are
presented the Marine Corps
emblem and called Marines
for the first time.
Upon completion of boot-
camp, Mahoney was promot-
ed to the rank of Private First

After gradu-
ation, Maho-
ney reported
to Camp
Geiger, N.C.,
where he re-
S. cieved further
training in the
infantry field,
Mahoney including
development of
basli combat skills and'battle-
fickd'oieration I s and -' .'
and experiencing use of vari-
ous weapons and weapons
defenses available to the
Marine Corps.
Mahoney is currently sta-
tioned in 29 Palms, Calif.,
where he is receiving instruc-
tions in his chosen field of
Mahoney is the son of the
late Wendy Spence Mahoney
and Walter Mahoney of Fern-
andina Beach. Mahoney has a
sister, Victoria Mahoney of St.
Marys, Ga., and a brother
Jeremy Andrew Mahoney of
Fernandina Beach. He is a
2012 graduate of Fernandina
Beach High School.


Nicholas Syme of Fern- Flagler seniors at the spring
andina Beach graduated commencement ceremony
with a bachelor of arts degree held April 20 at the St.:
from Flagler College. Syme Augustine Amphitheatre in
was one of approximately 386 St. Augustine. *


The slate of nature photog-
raphy classes for the 7th
annual Wild Amelia Nature
Festival, set for May 17-19, is
now posted at www.wild
amelia.com. There are new
offerings, some new profes-
sional instructors and a
never-before offered behind-
the-scenes early morning
"Zoo Photography" work-
shop. Class size is limited.
Classes are offered each day
of the three-day festival at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center. Workshops are held
on location. For questions
contact Steve Leimberg, coor-
dinator, at 491-0,174 or
steve'a UJnSeen mages.com.
Jutied show
The theme for the next
Island Art Association Nou-
veau Show will be "Water-
views." Membership is not
required to submit your art-
work in any medium on June
3 from 9 a.m.-inoon at (lihe IAA
Gallery, 18 N. Second St. This
is a juried show with cash
awards for Best of Show, first,,
second and third place. Go to
Nouveau art show
'T'he Nouveau Art Show
"Wildlife" is on view through
May at the Island Art Associa-

tion Gallery, 18 N. Second St
Judge of the show was local
naturalist Pat Foster Turley.:
Visit www.islandart.org for !
information, or call 261-7020j
The Island Art Associatioi
Youth Program list for May
Monday, May 13.
Afternoon Art, led by Susanz
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-
I hamburg, for ages 6-12; 10-1f;
a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m
Saturday, May 18,
Middle School Art, led by
Diane I lamburg, for ages 10t
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.
To register call the IAA
Gallery, 261-7020. The
IEducation Center is located
next to the gallery at 18 N.
Second St.
Also available at tlie
I Education Center is the
Pl)rtrait Workshop, Tuesdayi
nights and occasional
Saturday. Contact Paul
MNassing at 321-0738.
Thursday is open studio
from 9 a.m.-noon. Contact
Gretchen Williaius at 491-


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FRIDAY, MAY 10,2013/News-Leader



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 park will
;'be waived for volunteers.
-Meet at the pier parking lot at
:10 a.m. Bags and gloves will
be provided..
The 7th anntial Wild
Amelia Natute Festival will
take place May 17-19 at ven-
ues on and around Amelia
Island. For more information
about the festival and the
beach cleanup, go to
www.wildamelia.com, the
Wild Amelia Facebook page
Sor the "Sustainable Nassau"
and "Beachkeepers Fernan-
dina Beach" Facebook pages.
Walkin' 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-
ships. Walkin' Nassau T-shirts
will be available for $15. For
information.contact Jane -
Bailey at dnjbailey@mind-
spring.com or at 261-9884.
_Shark teeth
Why are we fascinated
with monsters and the myste-
rious? They creep into our
dreams and thoughts; we seek
..out souvenirs and keep our
eyes on the horizon for a
glimpse of them. Join a park
ranger for a distission on the
different types ofshark teeth
that can be found on the
area's beaches on May 11 at 2
p.m. at the Ribault Club on
Fort-George Island Cultural
State Park.
No reservations are neces-
"_sryapd the program is free.
g ,-,r ',ilt,],rii contact the:,
Talbot Islands Ranger Station
at (904) 251-2320.
Plant clinic
On May 20, County
Extension Director/Horticul-
ture Extension Agent Becky
Jordi will conduct a Plant
Clinic from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. at the Yulee Extension
Office (A1A and Pages Dairy
All county residents are
invited to bring plant samples
showing problems in their
landscapes. Problems will be
identified and solutions
offered. There is no fee for
this service. For information
call (904) 879-1019. Master
Gardeners are on phone duty
"Fridays, at 491-7340.
J3ike month events
A national bike month
proclamation will be present-
ed at the Fernandina Beach
City Commission meeting
May 21 at 6 p.m. at City Hall,
204 Ash St. The presentation
Swill be early on the agenda so
participants can plan to have
dinner downtown afterwards.

Consider wearing your Noi)th
Florida Bicycle Club cycliing
jersey or your Amelia Island
Trail T-shirt.
As part of the National
Bike Month for the Fer'nan-
dina Beach community, there
will also be a community bike
ride on May 18 starting at 8:30
a.m. at Main Beach. This is
part of the regularly sched-
uled NFBC ride that morning.
As always, bicycle helmets are
.required as well as a bike in
safe working condition.
Many activities are
planned in May, including the
official opening of the Amelia
Island Trail on May 11 at 8:30
a.m. at Peters Point, 4600
Peters Point Road. The public
is invited.
Adopt a shore
Amelia Island Sea Turtle
Watch in partnership with
Keep Nassau Beautiful will
conduct an "Adopt A Shore"
beach cleanup on May 25
starting at 10 a.m. Participants
will assemble at the Dolphin
Avenue parking lot at Main
Beach. This event is open to
the public. Bags and gloves
will be provided.
For information contact
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

Gardeners help

tion answered and can't wait
until the next Plant Clinic?
The Extension's website has
many questions and answers
from Rebecca Jordi's "Garden
Talk" column, at http://nas-
1. Master Gardeners.are on
office duty on Fridays, 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. Call 491-7340, or
stop by the Yulee Extension
office for help with your land-
scape questions. This is a free
service to the public.
Wildlife habitats
Learn how to attract but-
terflies and birds and other
desirable wildlife to your gar-
dens and make your yard a
"Certified Wildlife Habitat."
To schedule her presentation,
community groups and gar-
den clubs should contact Bea
Walker, a Master Gardener
-volunteer with Nassau County
Extension Service, at bwalk-
erl05@bellsouth.net, or 321-
2266. Walker's own backyard
has received both the Wildlife
Habitat and Florida-Friendly
Landscaping certifications.


The Georgia Sea Turtle Center, in partnership with Wild Amelia, will send three
rehabilitated sea turtles back to their ocean home today at 1 p.m. at Main Beach in
Fernandina. This release, previously unscheduled, is needed to relieve crowding at
the Sea Turtle Center, due to standings of sick turtles during the unusually cool
spring weather. There will also be a release on Friday, May 17, at 10:30 a.m. at the.
same location to kickoff the seventh annual Wild Amelia Nature Festival next week-
end. Both releases are free and open to the public; come early to get a good place
on the ropeline to see this remarkable event and wish the turtles a safe journey
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"The Amazing Horseshoe
Crab" will be the topic of the
final Wild Nite lecture on
Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Peck
Center Auditorium, 516
South 10th St.
Guest speaker will be
Ranger Daniel Tardona,
resource interpretive spe-
cialist of the Timucuan
The Wild Nite lectures are
held monthly leading up the
seventh annual Wild Amelia
Nature Festival, May 17-19.
The horseshoe crab is this
year's mascot.
Maligned and misunder-
stood, the horseshoe crab is
actually helpful to humans
and other living things. Their
eggs are the primary food
source for at least 11 species
of migratory birds, and their
bluebuelood is used in medical
research to test-for pathogens
in drugs and prosthetic
Over-harvesting of the
females and beach erosion
has led to a precipitous
decline in some horseshoe
crab populations.
Visit www.wildamefia.com
and the Wild Amelia Nature
Festival Facebook page.

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FRIDAY, MAY 10.2013

McCarthy wins contest in perfect waves

For the News-Leader
We don't get perfect surf-
ing conditions very often on
Amelia Island, but on Sunday,
the surf was perfect.
Surfers dream about last
week's stormy weather
because storms like that can
create bigsurf. The day after
those storms pass, the surf-
ing conditions can be perfect
- and that's what happened
over the weekend.
The local surfers took
advantage of it, running two
surfing competitions back-to-
Fernandina local Chris
Igou was the star of the first
event, heldby the Eastern
Surfing Association. He won
both the men's division and
the prestigious open division.
Skyler DeBerry had his
best results ever, winning the
junior men's division and fin-
ishing second in the open
division. Young Coby
Hancock, who charged some
of the bigger waves of the
day, finished second in the
boys division behind Sutton
Kerlin; Hancock also did well
,n the open division.
After the official ESA
event, the surfers held anoth-
er event, a Winner-Take-All
event, where all Fernandina
Beach locals were welcome to
compete. The format was sim-

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With stylish surfing and one great barrel ride, IKHle McCarthy held off
Eric llatton to win the Winner-Take-All surf contest.

ple. Each surfer who wanted
to compete put $20 into a hat
and the winner got to keep all
the money.
In the final, Fernandina
Beach surfing legends Kyle
McCarthy and Eric Hatton
took the lead early from
younger surfers Kerlin and

Igou, and they never looked
McCarthy and Hatton
traded the lead in the heat,
steadily improving on their
scores as the heat went along.
That seemed to change
when McCarthy found a long
ride in the barrel on a bigger

With powerful turns like this, Chris Igou of Fernandina Beach won the
open and men's divisions.

wave, capping the ride off
with a powerful off-the-lip cut-
back. That likely put him in
the lead bVt he needed two
good waves to win.
Hatton fought back, and
may have regained the lead
but McCarthy then backed up
his barrel ride with another

solid ride with a series of pow-
erful cutbacks, throwing lots
of spray off of his board and
impressing the judges.
In the end, McCarthy won
the Winner-Take-All event.
Pipeline Surf Shop,
Driftwood Surf Shop and
Tasty's restaurant provided

* prizes for this event.
The real winners on the'
day were all the surfers of
Fernandina Beach, who were
treated to fantastic surfing
conditions for a day. They
may have to wait months until
hurricane season to see ano-
ther perfect day like Sunday.

The annual Shrimp Festival 5K Run/Walk and the memorial Katie
Caples one-mile youth run were held Saturday from Main Beach. It
was rain or shine'for the running-faithful, who made their way down
Tarpon Avenue to North Fletcher and back to Main Beach.

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bill aind soccer.
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i >,i:,i, age, triumph and joy
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Sp'-cial Olympics Florida
is. Iil ing the annual State
Suijiin r Games at ESPN's
W\\i World of Sports May
A.Xit ending fiom Nassau
C. 'u rty are Caroline Lear,
.i' -, ph SJ~eperis, Zachary
St ki land, Dillian Clements,
Dale Johnson, Mary Ann Wil-
son. Matt Sankey, Stephanie
Willaford, Kris Mitchell, Ver-
non Starling, Cynthia Rave-
neau and Melissa Wells.
Coaches are Kathryn Thomp-
kins, Kirk Mitchell and Matt
Bellar. Marsha Wilson will
attend as a volunteer.
Opening ceremonies will
also celebrate the 30-year tra-
dition of the Law Enforce-
ment Torch Run, as hundreds
of officers guide the torch
onto the field and ignite the
Flame of Hope. This culmi-
naling event will honor the
officers who have traversed
Florida, covering over 1,500
miles and 66 counties, work-
ing to inspire communities
and promote acceptance.
"These games are not only
about competition;'they are
about showcasing the joy that
can be experienced through
sports and sharing that inspi-
ration with others," said
Special Olympics Florida
CEO anid President Sherry
Like all Special Olympic,
competitive events, State
Summer Games at ESPN's'
Wide World of Sports are free
to attend and open to the ptib-
lic. For those Who are inter-;
ested in attending as a voluti-
teer, this is a great'
opportunity for community
groupsand families to get
Special Olympics Florida
provides year-round sports
training and competition to
. children and adults with intel-
lectual disabilities, at no cost
to the athlete or their caregiv-
er, as a means to achieve
physical fitness, self-esteem,
socialization skills, and the
life skills necessary to be a
productive, respected and
contributing members of
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FRIDAY, MAY 10. 2013 SPORTS News-Leader

"I*iThe tity of Fernandina' ':
Beach Recreation Depart-
ment (www.fbfl.us) offers:
Atlantic Center fitness
room opens June 3. Precor
treadmills and elliptical
machines, Star Trac bikes,
Hammer Strength plate
loaded fitness machines and
Magnum Fitness Biangular0
.:'Series machines. Open
Monday through Friday from
7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. for aged
.13 and up (13-15 with adult
supervision; ages 16-17 unsu-
pervised with waiver). Fee is
$3 a day for city residents, $5
non-city; $25/31 per month;
$120/150 for six months; or
.$180/225 for a year.,
P Girls youth volleyball at
Peck Gym Tuesdays and
-Friday from 4-6 p.m. Program
runs June 4-July 30 for ages
10-14. It is designed for seri-
ous female volleyball players
looking to improve their skills
in preparation for middle and
high school teams. Fee is $2
per person per day. Email
:Rhonda Yrene at rhonda
.yrene@gmail.com, Becky
Curtis and rcurtisbjc@gmail.
corn or Jerry Yarborough at
Soccer Made in America
camp is June 24-28 at the
Fernandina Beach athletic
complex on Bailey Road.
Camp is from 9 a.m. to noon
for ages 4-17 and includes T-
shirt. Bring soccer balls, water
and shin guards. Fee is $155
for the first farfily member,
"'$145 for the second. Register
through June 21 at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Junior lifeguard program
June 10-14 or July 8-12 at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center pool for ages 10-15
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (8 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Wednesday and
Friday due to field trips). Must
be able to swim 25 yards con-
tinuously and tread water for
'two minutes. Register at the
center. Cost is $10 for city
residents, $150 non-city.
Snorkeling class for ages
eight and up is July 1-3 at the
Atlantic pool. Class is from 9-
9:50 a.rh. first two days, fol-
Sowed by a full-day trip on the
third to Ichetucknee River.
Bring mask, fins and snorkel.
Fee is $55 for city residents,
$68 non-city (transportation
and admission to Ichetucknee
included in fee).
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-


The Fernandina Beach High School softball 'teain honored its seniors during the last
week of the' regular season. They include, from left, Kayla Hutchinson, Alexus Blue,
Laurice Rolon, Hannah Peeples and Ashley Griffin.

FDSL Fellowship Game Saturday

The Family Driven Soft-
ball League will host its sec-
ond annual Fellowship Game
-Saturday at.11 a.m. at the soft-
,ball grounds at Springhill
Baptist Church.on Old
Nassauville Road.
This will be a day full of
"-downhome Christian fun,
starting at 9 a.m. with a home
run derby. Anyone can enter.
Participants'get 10 attempts
(balls) for $10:
At 11 a.m. there will be a
"opposite field" hitting con-
test. Same rules apply as any-
one can enter and will get 10,
attempts to hit closest to the
foul line (10 balls for $10).
The day will climax with
the Fellowship Game. Each
team from the FDSL has
-selected two members (one
male and one female) to rep-
resent its squad in this game.
In typical FDSL fashion,
these representatives were
selected by their team based
on who best exemplified good
sportsmanship and Christ-like
attitudes during the season.
The concession stand will
be grilling hamburgers and

hot dogs during the event.
The FDSL has quickly
become a beacon to many
other Christian softball
leagues throughout the
nation that desire to put more
of an emphasis on fellowship
and less on competition.
Leagues fromIllinois, New
Jersey, Virginia and even
South Florida are beginning
to adopt many of the rules
that were created by the
FDSL for the purpose of tak-
ing over competitiveness out
of the Christian softball game.
One of the most recent is
the crowing of 'The Christ
Fellowship Award." The CFA
is awarded to the team that
best exemplifies Christ-like
behavior during the season.
This award is made even
more special as each member
of the league votes for their
choice of who might win this
award. This year Memorial
United Methodist Church
won the Christ Fellowship
Award for the FDSL.
MUMC players are
Kenneth Mills, Matt and
Mandy Costello, Billy and

Donna McRannald, Logan
and Stephanie Ridley, Joe
Fanning, Dawn and Mike
Hagle, Ali Brazzeal, Jim and
Jennifer Mullis, Tom and Jon
CalQia, Jerry Hooper, Brett
Locks, Holly Thomas, Paul
Farina, Nancy Roeser, Debi
Allen and player and coach
* David Keay.
Later this month FDSL
champions, The Journey
Church Team One, will repre-
sent the FDSL in Melbourne
in the Bravard Christian
Softball Association
Invitational. Coach Darryl
Bellar's team will compete
against some of the best
Christian softball leagues in
the state.
For information on the
FDSL, contact President. .
Ernie Stuckey at egstuckey@

Snedays, one-prtcn adult soft-
ball tournaments on,two
Wednesday per month in
June, July and August.
Tournament 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 277-7256opr
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 277-72,56 or
Summer adult softball
registration is through May 20
at the Atlantic Avenue 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 brown
@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-
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Pirate Baseball Camp
The 31st annual Pirate Baseball Camp will
be held June 3-7 at the Fernandina Beach
High School baseball stadium. This camp is
designed to teach the fundamentals of base-
ball for ages 6-15. Camp cost is $80 and
includes a camp T-shirt. Parents should regis-
ter campers at the baseball field on the first
day of camp beginning at 8 a.m. Call 261-
6240 (FBHS) or 556-1163 for information.

Vida Fitness will host the fifth annual
Independence 5K at the Omni Amelia Island
Plantation July 4. The 5k race will begin at 8
a.m. and the one-mile youth fun run will begin
at 9 a.m. The start and finish are at the
Racquet Park parking lot next to The
Verandah Restaurant; race meanders through
the tree-canopied resort at 6800 First Coast
. Registrationis available online at
Active.com or at the Health and Fitness
Center. Call Sean at 415-1429 or email
seank@vidafitness.net with questions.

,. The Fernandina Beach High School cheer-
leaders will hold a summer camp from 9 a.m.
to noon June 3-7 in Building 22 (behind the
middle school). The camp for ages 3-5 is from
9-11 a.m. and the fee is $65. For children
ages 6-12, the camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon
and the feeris $75. Register at 8:30 a.m. on
the first day of camp.

Beach bodies
The "Beachbodyjax" fitness show May 11
at First Coast High School will feature local
gymnasts "Acro Fantasy" and others from
Nassau, Duval and other Florida counties
competing for bodybuilding, men's physique,
bikini and figure awards. Guest star is Josh
Dillberry, wheelchair bodybuilder, and Shari
Riepe of Yulee, "Ms. Fitness America" cham-
pion. The show is from 4-6 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (904) 404-6758.

pro0 WM
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 Tooletakes on Maddog Miller and

Romeo De La Guerra will face "The Outlaw"
Jamie McKinnon.
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 Turner.
Portions of the proceeds fo benefit Shiny
Badges. Tickets are $8 at the door. For infor-
mation, visit www.ccwrestling.biz.

Pirate soccercamp
The Femandina 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.
Cost is $60 and includes instruction by cur-
rent and former FBHS Lady Pirate soccer
players and certified coaches, fun drills to
teach and improve soccer skills and team and
"individual competitions. A camp T-shirt is
guaranteed with registrations received by May
20. For information or to receive a registration
form, call (904) 335-1103.

Summertrackand field
America's Youth is offering track and field
training and a summer track program for ages
8-17 with the goal to qualify for the AAU
Junior Olympics. The season opens at the
Young Achievers Relay Games in Jackson-
ville May 11. Call (904) 624-5383 for informa-
tion 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 is open; a parent meeting is May
10, 17 and 23 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The inaugural Guns & Hoses charity soft-
ball game will be May 18 at the Ybor Alvarez
softball 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.

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

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*. about one of the joyful perks regarding life at 'anelot, in nmythieal tngland where by law the seasons had regimented time slots,
a f could never be too severe. and the rain could never lall till alter sundown. No wonder the empire fell. No astronomer in his right
mind would ever want to live in a place like that. 1lt in thie rnil Norld. N lay produces some of the most spectacular nights of the
year. tGorgeotis warm days with turquoise skies blend seamlelssly into lransparenlt, temperate nights where the stars seem so close
you can almost reach out and touch them. I'm hoping for that kind of an evening on Ftiday. MN ay 10 when a very skinny, razor sharp crescent moon
will be. a scant two degrees from the goddess Venus: The rendezvous takes place in the WNW vilth the moon only 11 degrees from the sunm so the
event will only be visible in a rather strong twilight and with the use of binoelnais. While the Pleiades will only be about six degrees from the moon at
this time, I doubt that tire bright sky conditions will allow anyone to view this star cluster, Although the Hast Coast is the favored location, by the time
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success is to have a location which hs a flawless western horizon. This is \N here o\ nin a penthouse apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan
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should emerge 10-15 minutes later. Clear skies to all! wwwraslronomy.org

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FRIDAY, MAY 10.2013

Artrageous Artwalk
The IAA will host an open house
reception for its Featured Artist of the
Month, Beverly Hansen, and its
J t"Wildlife" Nouveau Art show, during
the Second Saturday Artrageous
Artwalk on May 11 from 5-8 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to come visit the
IAAArt Gallery at 18 N. Second St.
Hansen is a one-year resident of
Amelia Island and her new work
reflects the sights and ''sites" she has
4 discovered in this year-long journey.
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.
Join the Blue Door Artists to meet their new artist, Sharon
Haffey, at a reception during the Second Saturday Ar walk May 1
from 5-8 p.m. Haffey is a colorist who paints primarily inA sci 1%. k
and oils and whose work is intended to convey a playful sense of
place rather than a realistic depiction of subject matter. Through
the use ofnlayering, her work e <'. ..s .
has a richness that gives .... .
dimension to otherwise sim-
plistic forms.It is the balance
of logic, and intuition.
Inspiration comes primarily
from the beauty in nature
observed during travel and in A
her immediate surroundings ,
and each piece is designed to '
convey positive energy and .
emotion to the observer.
Haffey moved to
Fernahdina two years ago and2
it instantly felt like home. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, she calls her-
self a"permanent nomad" and lived in seven states and Spain
before settling here. Through exposure to the different scenery in
her travels Haffey developed a keener appreciation for the unique-
ness of different environments. After studying art at Ohio State
University she taught, eventually turning in her grade book for
full-time work as an artist. She spent time as an Artist in
Residence at the Nantucket School of Art and Design and current-
ly enjoys teaching color workshops atSthe Island Art Association.
In addition to her paintings, a collection of Haffey's photography is
currently on display. Look for the gallery's blue doors between
Island Coffee and Go Fish leading to the colorful staircase.
Regular hours are Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 310-9194
or 904.491.7733 and visit www.bluedoorartists.com.
SGallery C, owned and operat-
e..nr .so .ksd by artist Carol Winner, will
Sa show acrilic paintings by Carol
"Sprovoi' 4iduring the Second
NIay 11 Ii om 5-9 p.m. Also on
e are Winners' paintings,
S-mixed media angels, lots of new
jrewlh y, handbags and more fun
the dethings all created in her working
studio at Gallery C. The gallery is
located at 218-B Ash St., acro ,- from,29 .South, and is open
Thursday-Tuesday from I11 i m -5 pm, closed Wednesdays. Call
The month of May is synonymous with spring and fresh new
beauty. What could personify this more.
than the paintings of Susan Henderson pre-
senting a new suite of work at the Seventh
Street Gallery, titled Milli Fiori and Othr .
Journeys. "Painting is mypassion, my,-i.i i
pulsion and my mystery, all in one. It ha_ "
been a lifelong journey, never failing to ,
inspire and-challenhe me," says
Henderson works in watercolor,
acrylics and oil, moving easily between tl h r
mediums, exploring aswell as exploiting .
the differences of each medium's uniqu- .
properties. For example, she may use the transparency of water-
color with.the buildup of paint layers to achieve a rich fullness; in
ART Continued on 213

Many children's activities, including live animal exhibits, will highlight the sev-
enth annual Wild Amelia Nature Festival's Expo on Saturday, May 18 from 10
a.m.-4 p.m. at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center in Fernandina Beach.

Nature festlets kids take

walk on the Wild'side

T he seventh annual Wild Amelia
Nature Festival has announced
that children's activities includ-
ing the Passport Program, a
Junior Naturalist Program, and the Kids'
Niche will be front and center at the festi-
val this year.
Though the three-day festival from May
17-19 is held at venues on and around
Amelia Island, most of'-h.- t hildi men's activi-
ties will be held at the Expo at the Atlantic
Recreation Center in Fernandina Beach on
May 18 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Expo
is free and open to the public.
For the third year, the Passport

Program, an educational activity for chil-
dren, will help families navigate their way
around the Expo and learn a great deal on
their trip. A Passport booklet will be given
to children attending the Expo, and the
children will "travel" to marked booths to
get answers to Passport qi,- ii, n, about
the festival's mascot the American horses.
shoe crab. The children who get all the
correct answers to the Passport questions
will receive a prize!
For the first time at the festival, Wild
Amelia will offer families the Seashore
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Taste & Toast to help furry friends
Nassau Humane Society is partnering Pizza, Cal:- ki- lib Ci::o
with restaurants in the historic downtown Italian ;-tir.., 1 1 .-b11
district of-FTrnandina Beach to launch a.. House Inn
unique fundraiser that pairs food with a fine Restaurant, Halftime
selection of wine or beer. Sports Bar & Grill, The
Taste & Toast will be held Saturday, Happy Tomato Courtyard
May 18 from 7-9 p.m. in the courtyard at Caf6 & BBQ, Island Tinie
the Florida House Inn, 22 S. Third St. Premium Frozen Yogurt,
Tickets are $50 and limited to 200 sales. 1ren Joe's 2nd Street Bistro,
Tickets can be purchased online at Kelley's Courtyard Cafe,
www.nassauhumanesociety.com or at sev- Marina Seafood
cral locations, including the NHS offices at Restaurant, O'Kane's Irish Pub & Eatery,
671 Airport Road; the Second Chance store PAblo's Mexican Restaurant, The Pecan
at 1002 South 14th St. or Island Time Roll Bakery and Tasty's Fresh Burgers &
Premium Frozen Yogurt at 306 Centre St. Fries.
More than a dozen restaurants are par- In conjunction with the event, Nassau
ticipating in the event, with chefs from each Humane Society will hold both a silent and
establishment preparing an item from their live auction with many items focused on
menu and pairing the.dish with a wine or lifestyle and adventure experiences, such
beer that best accentuates the flavors, as vacations at luxurious homes at the
Sponsors are Florida House Inn, Florida beach, thrilling airplane rides above the
Public Utilities, First Federal Bank of island and sailboat excursions on the
Florida and the Fernandina Beach News- Atlantic with a gourmet meal provided.
Leader. Throughout the event live music will be
Special guest live auctioneer will be provided by Dan Voll and Michele.
actor, singer-songwriter and producer Nick ".We are fortunate to enjoy the dedicated
Loredn. w,
Participating restaurants include Arte TASTE Continued on 2B,


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Zuill Bailey; widely consid-
ered on of the world's pre-
miere cellists, will perform
the Bach Cello Suites on
Monday as
part of the
spring series
of theAmelia
I ,:--,... The
4:30 p.m. con-
Bailey cert will be'
held at The
Amelia Island, 4750 Amelia
Island Pkwy. Tickets are $50.,
Bailey's artistry, technical
wizardry and engaging per-
sonalitvy'have secured his
place as one of the most
sought-after cellists today. The
National Philharmonic Review
recently wrote, "Bailey doesn't
play notes. He plays sounds
and feelings. His performance
is simply a joyous experience
for all."
A consummate concerto'
soloist, Bailey has been fea-
tured with many of the world's
greatest orchestras. He has
collaborated with such icon-
ductors as Itzhak Perlman,
Alan Gilbert, Andrew Litton,
James DePriest and Stanislav
Skrowaczewski and-has been
featured with musical luminar-
ies Leon Fleisher, Jaime
Laredo, the Juilliard String
Quartet, Lynn Harrell and
Janos Starker.
A cash bar will open at 4
p.m. The audience also is
invited to dinner on your own
on the patio of Caf6 4750 after
the concert. Call The Ritz at
277-1100 to make your reser-
vation and mention that you
are with the chamber festival
for a 10 percent discount.
On Wednesday, the Linden
String Quartet, one of the
country's premier young
string ensembles, will per-
form works of Haydn,
Mendelssohn and
The 7 p.m. concert will be
held at'St. Peter's Episcopal
Church at 801 Atlantic Ave. in
Fernandina Beach. Tickets
are $40, including a post-con-
cert courtyard reception
where concertgoers can meet
the Linden musicians..
Praised for its "remarkable
depth of technique and bril-
liantly nuanced, sumptuous
tonality" by ,1.'/. it',b
International, the Linden has
enjoyed remarkable success
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The Friends of the Amelia Island Trail will host
an opening celebration for the new Amelia Island
Trail on May 11 at 8:30 a.m. at Peters Point
Beach front Park. 4600 Peters Point Road.
The event will recognize the federal, state and
local officials and citizen volunteers who helped
make the trail a reality 'i
and offer the public the
opportunity to be among
the very first,to walk, run
or ride on the 6.2-mile,
paved, off-road trail. After MEIJA,
a short recognition pro- ISLAND
gram,a ribbon cutting" [ iTRAJL
will take place.
Representatives from local bicycling, running and
walking clubs will participate. Bicyclists under
age 16 must wear a suitable helmet.
Refreshments will be served and commemora-
tive Amelia Island Trail T-shirts wil be for sale.
Contact Mike Pikula at a fc.glc 31@aol.com for
information or to volunteer with the event.

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.
environmental artist. Cortada
will'discuss FLORA 500. the

participatory art.nature and \ ,
history project he created to
commemorate Florida's quin- -
centennial in 2013 and pro-
vide a glimpse of what the
Florida landI_ cpc 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.


T'he American Beach Propers i i"
,Owners' Association presents
the May Jazz Series. featur-
ing Edward Walrcis s'4
College in a concert.
Ambush & Juicy Love. on
May 18 from 4-7p.m. at Burney
Park atl historic American Beach. '-
Refreshmerits will be available from the commu-

nity's own Ms. Dee's Catering. Bring your lawn
chairs and come out hungry and ready to.have
some fun and "wobble wobble." Donations
accepted for future jazz concerts.
The event is sponsored by the American Beach
Property Owners' Association. Inc.


Nassau County Master Gardeners will conduct
their bi-annual
plant sale on May
18 from 9 a.m.-2 ,* -
p.m.at the James S.
Complex on
Nassau Place in
Yulee, rain or shine.
Plants that have been pr iagatcd by Master
Gardeners will be on sale al .ing with compost
buckets. many other perennials.ilnnualk and gar-
den goodies. Come early for the best selection.
County Extension Director/Hforticulture
Agent.Becky Jordi will conduct a Plan i Clinic dur
ing the sale.
For information call the F\Cn,,i' 'in office al
(904) 879-1019. Master Gardeners are on duly
Friday. at 491-7340.



FRIDAY, MAY 10. 2013 1EISURE News-Leader


The Men's Auxiliary of
the Byrd-Wallace Post No.
4351 of the Veterans of
Foreign Wars will serve
Philly Cheese Steaks,
baked beans and potato
chips for a $6 donation on
May 11 from 5:30-7 p.m.
Karaoke will follow. All mem-
bers and their guests are wel-
come. VFW Post 4351 is
located at 96086 Wade's
Place, Fernandina Beach,
under the Shave Bridge. For
information contact 432-8791.
* \
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., Fernan-
dina 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, cup-
cake decorating and more.
Entry is a $3 donation per per-
son, children 6 and under
admitted free.. \
For information visit
Mamamelia.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 meets 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.
Visit aiquilters.com.

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 to the citi-
zens of Nassau County.
Tickets are $15 by May 11
and $17 at the door. For
reservations, call Bob
Wesche, 310-9055. All men,
whether new or longtime resi-
dents are welcome to attend
the meeting and join the club.
Visit www.mensnewcomer-

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On May 18 starting at 8
a.m. Theatre by the Trax,
1000 Osborne Road,, St.
Marys, Ga., Coastal Georgia
Film Alliance and St. Marys
Little Theatre will join with
theater to host."The Mother
of All Yard Sales."
Anyone can participate in
the "Treasures by the Trax"
events in three different ways:
Reserve a free vendor space
(donation of 20 percent of pro-
ceeds is requested); drop
items at Theatre by the Trax
ahead of time (to donate all
proceeds), or just come and
shop. To reserve a space or
arrange a drop-off time for
contributions, call (912) 552-
5559. For more information,
call (912) 729-1103 .

Don Quixote's and The
Amelia Island Museum of
History are sponsoring a
dinner at Don Quixote's
Restaurant, 520 Centre St.,
on May 21 at 6 p.m. Enjoy a
three-course meal with your
choice of entree and a glass
of wine (or the beverage of
your choosing) for $35, tip not
included. A portion of the pro-
ceeds will benefit the muse-
Choices of entrees include:
Seafood Trio, Poulet Ax
Champignons, or Petite
Medallion. Tickets are on sale
at the museum until May 17,
and at Don Quixote's. Call

The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
meet at 7 p.m. May 21 at the
Fernandina 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 labor?
Learn what technology is
available today to make data
safe and recoverable across
the globe and what will be
available in the near future.
Public welcome.


Amelia Community
Theatre presents "Love,
Loss and What I Wore" in
its Studio 209 Theatre at 8
p.m. tonight and May 11 and
2 p.m. May 11 and 12.
Written by Nora and Delia
Ephron, based on the book by
llene Beckerman, this clever
play of monologues and
ensemble pieces is al3out
women, clothes and memo-
Done as readings by a
cast of'8 women, their stories
are funny, compelling and
may remind you of yourself or
someone you know.
All tickets are $15 with
open seating and available at
, www.ameliacommunitythe-
atre.org, or call 261-6749. Box
office hours are 11 a.m.-1


Fre concert
On May 16 at 1 p.m at Savannah
Grand, 1900 Amelia Trace Court,
Fernandina Beach. the Amelia Island
Chamber Music Festival will present Ihe
Beth Newdome Fellowship Aitlsts
Showcase, a free concert Including
members of the Linden String Quartet
and Sarah McElravy. violin; Catherine
Cosbey, violin; Eric Wong, viola, Felix
Umansky. cello, James Dundham, viola,
and Christopher Rex, cello, with the
music of Mozart, Beethoven and Gliere
For information call 321-0898 or
email sales sgameliaisland@sim net.
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 Fernandina
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,
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 a
march, such as the Stars and Stripes
Tickets are $20 and available at The
Book Loft, Front & Center, Amelia
Island Convention and Visitors Bureau:
The Golf Club of Amelia Island, and the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club. For infor-
mation contact ARIAS at 261-0105
Amelia River Cruises
Amelia River Cruises'Adult 'BYOB"
Twilight Tours are held Friday and
Saturday. Tickets are $29 per person at
1 North Front S1, Femandlna 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.
Grammy-nominated Aaron Bing per-
forms live on alto saxophone at David's
Restaurant and Lounge, 802 Ash St.,
Wednesday through Saturdays from 6-

p.m. on Thursday, Friday and

John Logan' s "Red,"
winner of the 2010 Tony
Award Best Play, opens at
the Fernandina Little
Theatre, 1014 Beech St., on
May 11 for six performanc-
es. Starring Gill Johnston and
Hays Jacobs and directed by
.Amelia Hart, "Red" is a por-
trait 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 cre-
ations." Performances are
May 11, 14, 16, 17and 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; patrons are

10 p.m. Call 310-6049.
Dog Star Tavern
DoeiStai Tavern 110 N Second SI
happy hour set with Moors &
McCunibcer 5-7 p it Ijp i titgh. ltollowed
by the Wiseciackeis at 9 30 p m Kirr,
Retequiz and Ihe Black Car Bore 9 30
pm May 11 5 15 Kady Allslais 8 pmrn
May 15 Lingo. 9 pm May 16.
Sieieofidlics. 9 30 p m May 17 1.5. ilth
all door proceeds going t. Attic
Community Playground, and Little Mike
and the Tcornados. 9 30 p m May 18
Every Tuesday is Working Class
Stiff where music is played strictly from
vinyl and 1000's otf .'inyl records are
available to browse and purchase Visit
Dog Star on Fac.ebook and
Reverbnation corn 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 ot
songs,and the audience geis to hear
new talent Appropriate lor the whole
family No cover charge Call Smilh at
(904) 412-7r.65
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 Visit
Hammerhead on Facebook Contact Bill
Childers at bill' thepalacesaloon corn

Instant Groove
The instant Groove, featuring
Lawrence Holmes. Johnny Robinson.
Scott Giddons and Sam Hamilton plays
each Thursday night at The Ritz-
Carlton Amelia Island Dress is casual
For information call Holmes at 556-
O'Kanes Irish Pub and Eatery, 318
Centre St., free trivia each Monday at
7:30 p.m.; wine tasting the third
Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., with 10 winesfor
$10 along with cheese and crackers
and live entertainment; dart tournament
every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.; Dan Voll .
Tuesday from 7:30-11:30 p.m.; 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

advised that the play includes
adult language. FLT is a
small, intimate space, and
patrons are encouraged to
purchase tickets in advance.
For information or directions
visit ameliaflt.org.

"1,000 Miles in 100
Days," a movie and panel
discussion with the mem-
bers of the Florida Wildlife
Corridor Expedition and the
film's producer, will be held
May 16 in the Jacksonville
Public Library auditorium
(downstairs), 303 N. Laura
St. Admission is free. Call
(904) 285-7020 or register.
Space is limited.
A reception and environ-
mental booths are at 6 p.m.,
followed by the movie at 7
p.m. and discussion at 8:15
p.m. by members of expedi-
tion, moderated by Tom

Hoctor, UF Gainesville.
The film chronicles the
travels of four explorers who
traveled over 1,000 miles in
100 days to raise awareness
about the importance of pro-
tecting wildlife corridors
across Florida's landscape.
North Florida Land Trust is
working in several of the FWC
corridors to ensure these
lands are preserved in perpe-
tuity. The event is sponsored
by the NFLT, Rayonier, the
Florida Humanities Council
and the Jacksonville Library.


Join the Amelia Island
Museum of History
Thursday at 5:30 p.m. to
.tour four of the town's most
popular, notorious or other-
wise historic pubs and
bars. One ticket will get you

8 30 p m -12:30 a.m. Call 264 -1000.
Visit www.okanes.com.
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St..
Schnockeied 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 tihepalacesa loon corn
Salty Pelican
The Salty Pelican Bar Grill, 12,N
Front St., trivia Wednesdays starting at
7 pm prime rib night Thursdays, and
live music Fridays and Saturdays Call
277-3811. or visit The Salty Pelican Bar
and Grill on Facebook
Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach 2910
Atlantic Ave rivia Mondays, The
Mascys Wednesdays, and line dancing
Thursday. Visit www sandybottom-
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 Bili
Childers at 491-3332 or email
bill@thepalacesaloon com
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill. 1998 S
Fletcher Ave live music in the tiki bar
from 6-10 pm 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 Irom 9 p m -1 a m. in the Breakers
Lounge Call 277-6652 Visrt wwwslid-
eisseaside.com. 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.

one drink at each establish-
ment and an earful of colorful
tales. Tickets are $25 per per-
son (must be 21, must show -
ID). Reservations required.
Contact Thea at 261-7378,
ext.105 or Thea@ameliamu-

Guests on this tour will
learn Amelia Island ghost
stories as they tiptoe through
dark streets and walk in the
footsteps of a bygone era as
the past comes alive through
-the skillful storytelling of your
guide. This tour is every "
Friday and lasts approximate-
ly one hour. Meet your guide
in the cemetery behind St.
Peter's Episcopal Church,
801 Atlantic Ave. Tickets may
be purchased at the Amelia
Island Museum of History for
$10/adults and $5/students.
Contact Thea at 261-7378.

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WILD Continued from 1B
component of the new Junior
Naturalist Program, a mini-
curriculum of'activities for
children and families, involv-
ing both experiences out-
doors in nature and online
research, when exploring and
learning about Amelia
Island's beaches. This is the
first of three components of
the program, the others being
"The Marsh",and "The

Maritime Forest." Upon com-
pletion of each component,
the child will receive an
incentive from Wild Amelia.
At the Expo, there will also
be a special area, the Kids'
Niche, with many interactive
exhibits for children, with
numerous "make and take"
nature projects and face-paint-
ing. Additionally, the
Jacksonville Zoo and other
exhibitors will have live ani-
mals for the children to see

and even to touch! Many of
the festival's ecotours hikes,
bike and boat rides would
also be wonderful experi-
ences for children.
Finally, one of the festival's
first activities will surely
please children and the child
in all of us. A sea turtle
release at Main Beach is
planned for Friday, May 17 at
10:30 a.m., when the Georgia
Sea Turtle Center will release
a rehabilitated sea turtle back

to its native Florida waters.
All are welcome to attend this
heartwarming event to kick
off the seventh annual Wild
Amelia Nature Festival.
For more information
about the festival, visit
www.wildamelia.com and the
Facebook page. The all-volun-
teer nonprofit Wild Amelia
partners with the city Parks
and Recreation Department
in offering festival activities to
*residents and visitors alike.

MIIU i1 Coleman National Chamber Competition. The highly dec- The Amelia Island
C continued from B Ensemble Competition; First orated Linden String Quartet Chamber Music Festival runs
in the four years since its Prize at the 2010 Hugo is the Graduate String- May 11-June 2, featuring more
founding. The ensemble won Kauder Competition; the 2010 Quartet-in-Residence at Yale than 50 artists performing 12
the Gold Medal and Grand Concert Artists G(uild Victor University. concerts. The festival will also
Prize of the 2009 Fischoff Elmaleh Competition; and For tickets or information present a series of free comn-
National Chamber Music most recently, the IVoQuartet about either concert, vis- munity concerts. View the
Competition; the Coleman- Prize at the 9,th Borciani itwww.aicmf.com or call the complete schedule at
Barstow Prize at the 2009 International String Quartet festival box office at 261-1779. www.aicmf.com.

guests with the The Florida increasing fundraising efforts Director Brandy Cavalho.
TASTE Continued from 1B House Inn with its towering this year with the launch ofla a Members of the organiza-
support of local businesses oaks, lush garden and capital campaign to fund a tion's capital committee will
and we are thrilled to partner enchanting fountain." new shelter. have an informational table at
with so many of the communi- Between taste-size bites of "We are taking a thought- Taste & Toast to talk with
ty's finest restaurants on food and sips of wine or beer, ful approach to design with guests about the new shelter
Taste & Toast," says Nassau .guests can head into an regard to space and comfort and funding opportunities.
Hu-mane Society Board adjoining courtyard for a visit but we also plan to foster an For more information on
Member and Event Chairper- with some furry friends from environment that best encour- Taste & Toast, visit www.nas-
son Ann Marie Wiseman. "We the shelter, ages adoption," says Nassau sauhumanesociety.com or call
deepen the experience for Nassau Humane Society is Humane Society Executive 491-1511.

ARTContinued from IB
direct contrast to the plastic
nature of oil paint in which a
brush or palette stroke is pre-
served as a distinct move-
ment of the artist's hand.

"Every piece I create pres-
ents the opportunity to make
a lasting, unique statement of
how I perceive my world. My
current work includes land-
scapes inspired by my latest
travels and a number of new

beautiful bolanicals."
The reception is May 11
from 5-8 p.m. at the Seventh
Street Gallery, 14 S. Seventh
St. (across from I1LuLu's) itn
downtown lFernandina. The
show can also be viewed the

following two Saturdays dur-
ing the downtown farmers'
market hours, 9 a.m.-I p.m.
As this is a historic property.
it is not handicap accessible.
For directions and alternative
viewing times, call 432-8330.

FRIDAY, MAY 10,2013/News-Leader



Bible; a half bottle of water; box of
tissues; picture of mean my daugh-
ter at the Father Daughter Ball; gui-
tar tuner; glass jar filled with assorted
candy my secretary keeps filled; half-
read books: sticky notes listing peo-
ple to call and things to do; my desk -
a picture of my life. When I consider
my past, and all that God has done
for me, I stand amazed. For those
Who knew me before I met Jesus,
they stand amazed too. Trust me; the
change was radical.
Never in my wildest dreams did I
imagine I would one day be a pastor.
Truth is, if I had seen it coming, I
probably would have run in the oppo-
site direction as hard as I could. I'm
so glad I didn't see it coming that is.
I.have to tell you, I love what I'm

fishing and

doing. Witiholt a,
(ques(ionl, )nly (God
could have known
that I would lei syo
satislied in lthe place
I now sit.
Ironically, I
moved to Florida to
work on my uncle's
charter fishing
PULPIT boat. Little did I
NOTES know.how God
would spin my love
for fishing around .
Pastor and, like Peter and'
Rob Goyette Andrew in the
Bible, make me a
fisher of men. I find great comfort in
their story and also in mine. I espe-
cially like the part that describes how

making us what He wants us

their lives were so radically changed., eids up a mess. The idea of me fol- believe.
For me, the simple pattern contained lowing and letting Him do the mak- The apostle P
in their story has served as a con- ing part has revolutionized my life. this: "For whom
stant reminder of God's method for I can honestly say that every sig- also did predestir
changing us all. The account is local- nificant and meaningful change I've formed to the ima
ed in Matthew's Gospel, chapter 4, experienced has been the result of He might be the
verse 19. God's doing and not mine. Sure, I many brethren. M
"And Jesus, walking b'y the sea of had to follow, but the burden of mak- did predestinate,
Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon ing was on Him. As a result, not only and whom He ca
called Peter, and Andrew his brother, have I grown personally, and been justified: and who
casting a net into the sea: for they deeply ,iu-l,. .1, but I've also had the them He also glo
were I-1,._ i- And He said unto them, :. I 1. ,. of helping others do the then say to these
"Follow me, and I will make you fish- same. Though I'm far from perfect, for us, who can b
ers of men." one thing 1 am is at peace. I'm abso- that spared not H
That's it; real simple. We follow, lutely convinced that as I keep follow- delivered Him up
He'makes. When I finally understood ing, He'll keep making me into all He not with Him
how it worked, so much of the frus- that He wants me to be. In the end, all things?" (Roam
tration I was experiencing went away., one day, I'll be just like Him. Hard to Robert L. Goyi
In truth, every time I try to make believe I know, but it is what the Waters World Oui
myself into something, it inevitably Bible promises for all who dare to ryoyliv

to be

aul sums it up like
He did foreknow, He
nate to be con-
age of His Son, that
firstborn among
Moreover, whom He
them He also called:
lled, them He also
om He justified,
rifled. What shall we
things? If God be
e against us? He
[is own Son, but
for us all, how shall
also freely give us
ians 8:29-32)
,ette is pastor of Living
reach Center



Pantryis bare
The Salvation Army Hope
House thanks all who gave
their time and money to help
it provide emergency food -
196 bags of food came and
went in April. Again, the
pantry is almost bare and they
heed lots of things. Ideas
include: 1) Peanut butter and
jelly 2) Cereal and breakfast
bars 3) Canned meats and din-
ners like raviolios 4) Canned
or dried fruit 5) Canned soups
both ready-to-eat and con-
densed .6) Macaroni and
cheese and helper mixes 7)
Crackers, especially saltines
8) Bottled water 9) Spaghetti
sauce 10)-Household and.
hygiene items like toilet
paper, paper towels, size 3 and
4 diapers, razors and shaving
cream 11) Sheets, pillows and
bath towels. Please bring your
donations to 410 S. Ninth St.,
Fernandina Beach.
Special breakfast
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
.-. lcb:lr l i',uhe-l Day iand '
their accomplishments. The
Rev. Godfrey Taylor, pastor.
Bro. Charles L Albert, Pro
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 a Mother's Day
service 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
The church meets at 95762
Amelia Concourse in the
Lofton Pointe Plaza, just south
of AlA, in the same plaza as
Elements Salon and Step by

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

I Memorial

Traditional Family Worship ....... 8 am & 11 am
(weekly communion al 8 am)
Conlotemporary Worship .. .9:30 am In Maxwell Hall
Sunday School Ior alll Ages ,....9:30 am & 11 am
Wednesday Dinner (Aug-May) ..........4:45 pm

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Call Pastor Victor Rosser
For Info 904-430-3777

Step Daycare. Visit
om or call 277-3303. Percy
Johnson is minister.
St Peter's
St. Peter's Episcopal
Church. 801 Atlantic Ave., will
hold a Taize' service 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." Call the
church office at 261-4293.

in the Heart of Fernandino
9 N. 6" Street
Dr. Wain Wesberry
Senior Pastor
Dr. Doug Ganyo
Associate Pastor
Worship 8:30 & 11 am
Sunday School 9:50 am
SNursery *Children
Youth Adults
2 261-3837
church-32034.org '

"Discover the Differience" al
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil HIlctoui
Sunday Worship Service 10:30;11iri
Bible Sir ly 'aIsir
Nursery pir 'ovidcd for nall sci vices
Small group studics-Adult, 6pin
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:3)pin1
Pirceschtxiool aid ('lliiren Activilies
Comet f r u1 l m llrcr '. An (' n i n I'r ni l, I':[la Im lli' ,'I i
For Mire Inlforialion (all: 26 1 -9527

Sunday Services
9:?5 a.m. and i:i a.m.
You are welcome here!
30" towrllhl Rd-I" A li, Iv,'ni i ,/- .4'41.4
OfAit : turn ieit jur [tfoor ir Ihr in s rity
gate t'fhei Omirnnl O r I andi llollw rhe
lgtra ; o the Planuation Chapel.

Join The Salvation iArmy
Hope House May 14 at noon
as they celebrate the might,
power, mercy and goodness of
the God who indeed can and
did birth a nation in a day and
raise His son Jesus from the
dead, just as He said He
For more information, call
321-0435 or stop by the Hope
House, located at 410 S. Ninth
St., Fernandina Beach.
Health Fair
The Health Ministry Team

Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saluirday Vigil Mass 7 prn Spanish Mass
Saturday 4 pm Mass al Yilee United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses Oct-April 8 am- 9:30 am
l 1am-12:30pm
DailyMass- 8:30 am Mn, WedThurs& Fri.
6pnr -,Tirs
htoly lan Massas Vigil 6pm Sr Hly tDay-8:30 am,. 6 pm
Coniilssions: Salurday 3 lpm 3:45 pm or b appli
rolephofte NuniloSi:
Parish Office: 004-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number; 904-277-65566

New Vision
Church, UCC
,\aislhip Suntdays
ail lO'l 7 amn

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a. 'ain nri , n,,t l , ir

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

of St. Peter's Episcopal
Church will present a Health
Fair on Pentecost Sunday.
May 19, from 9 a.m. to noon inl
Burns Hall at St. Peter's
Church. 801 Atlantic Ave. A
Bloodmobile van will be in the
parking lot that day for blood
Tables at the fair will
include: Blood pressure
screening and information
about high blood pressure:
diabetes screening and infor-
mation about prevention and
management of diabetes; the
YMCA Diabetes Prevention
Program: healthy foods and


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

Al A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward

20 Sotih Ainlhr Street 26 1-490 7
Rero. Darien K. Inhlre Sr, Pastor
The C('hri'tl
in thie earit of the ('i
With iThe Desire toIe in the
ieart of All Preople
Sulndayi' NeW 'nlremr'. ('lrass 9 tu.m..
Snildy dl 'Schooll 9:301 n.i.
A 'inr It Jlrship 11 e.m.
I11,dn'filt'sdy ^'U i-iy Praiyer
liltedne'day Mid-u''eek Srrnrice 1-9' p.m. i
Mi^t'tries: r ur ti ; m (''on'lo s, Sin ,'st .

am/ly worship center

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

Legacy Baptist
Legacy Baptist Church will
host a one-day VBS on June 1
from 9 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. for ages
4-12. The theme is "Bible
Boot Camp," a fun-filled camp-
ing adve ure including
Riging R ier, Sleepy
Mountain and Hidden Cave.
There will be crafts, recre-
ation, music, a Bible story,
lunch and refreshments and
lots of fun. 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. Call Pastor
Jeff Whitaker at 753-0731.
ONeal Memorial
O'Neal Memorial Baptist
Church, 474257 SR 200 Eeast
in O'Neil, will convene a
youth arts camp from 8 a.m.
to noon, June 10 through July
19. The camp is open to all
children ages 5 through 12.
Two free meals, breakfast and
lunch, are provided for all
youth through age 18. Call
261-4186 for information.
First Presbyterian
First Presbyterian Church
will offer Vacation Bible
School in the Anchor at 515
Centre St., 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 at
z/fpc. For information call

healthy eating: walking pro-
grams, including the Walk to
Bethlehem Program; yoga
information; hospice services;
and hurricane preparedness.
For information call Patty
L1nier at 261-4293
Springhill Baptist Church
will serve meals for individu-

Innovative ,vStyle, Contemrpoma, Music.
Casual Atmosphero .
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097 .
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KidKrdliblh Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wad, 6:30prn
Conrwl7i, 6618 Chirst.
Ccsrlnvwc7 mrai Phpan&

Dr. Bill Yelell, Interim Pastor
Sunday School.................:4.am
Worship Service ......... . .11:00m
Evening Worship ........... 0:00pm
Wednesday Night Supper ...... 60pm
Encounter Youth Group .flSOpm-B00pim
Wednesday Prayer Service ...... 7rOOpm
736 Bonnieview Road
Nursery provided
Find us on Facebook:
Fivea Points Baptist Enoounter Youth

9'362 Blackrock Rd.. Yulee
26 1-6220
Van Power

Sunday I-I- Wolship Snrvicer -10,30 am
Sunday School 9'15 am
Sunday Evefring Woilship Seivico 6:00 pni
AWANA Wodnosday 6'3 0 '30
Wednesday Sivicn 7:00 pm
Nii sry Providod



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yornefound ener. -
Seventy-two members of Prince of Peace nthera.n Church on Atlantic Avenue
walked 5,620 miles to Jerusilem and almost back to Fernandina Beach. The origi-
nal goal was to reach Jerusalem by Faster, but instead the group was almost home
by Easter with only 500 miles to swim. "Walk to Jerusalem" is designed to
encourage physical activity and a healthier lifestyle. Miles were logged by indiviAdu-
als for walking, biking, kayaking, chair aerobics, losing weight, having medical
screenings such as mammograms and colonoscopies, for spiritual reading and
personal devotion times and much more.
Tracking the progress on a world map each week allowed all to cheer for each
other along the Way. The youngest participant was three-year-old Eban Opheim,
who logged 103 miles. The oldest has not stepped up to accept applause but be
assured the person was well into their eighties. Keqp moving and keep enjoying
you'r'nefouind enierk,!
From left, above, are coordinator Nancy Bullen, winner Susan Miller, winner
Bill Hansberry and coordinator Dpnna lind.


Springhill Baptist
Springhill Baptist Church
SonWest Roundup VBS will
be Monday through Friday,
June 10-14, from 6-8 p.m., for
kids entering first through
sixth grade in the fall. Saddle
up your horses and get on
over to SonWest Roundup.
Out in the wide-open spaceA,
kids will discover a colorful
town where all the excitement
of the Wild West awaits.
There'll be snacks, games,
music, crafts and amazing
true stories that point you and
your kids to Jesus.
Register at www.springhill-
baptistfb.org or by calling the
church office at 261-4741.
Parents must bring their chil-
dren into the Family Life
Center each evening for
check-in. Children are
encouraged to wear cow-
boy/cowgirl clothing, but no
play guns or weapons of any
kind are allowed. This is a
friendly town. The church is
located at 941017 Old
Nassauville Road.
New Life Baptist
New Life Baptist Church,
464069 SR 200, Yulee, is reg-
istering for Vacation Bible
School. The theme is
"Investigation Destination,"
with classes for ages 2-3
years, K4-K5, first-third
grades and fourth-sixth
grades. VBS will be held July
8-12 from 6-8 p.m. Contact the
church office at 261-4818 to
register. If there is no answer,
please leave a message and
someone will get back with

' als and families in need in the
area on Thursday, May 23
from 5-6:30 p.m. at the church.
941017 Old Nassauville Road.
Meals are served on the
fourth Thursday of each
The church also delivers
meals to those who cannot
come. For information call


Doug Sides, Senlor Pastor ,
Morning Services 8 15 and 11:00 am
Sunday School 9.45 am
Sunday Eveningq 600 pm
Wednesday Preyer Monng 6:30 pm
Wednesday Children 6:30 pmn
Wednesday 'Overflow' Youth 6:30 pm
Nursery Provided For All Services
85971 Harts Rd. 904-225*5128
Yulee, FL 32097
www.Yuleebapfistchurch conm

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 Congregation of the
Presbyterlian Church In America
Devotd to Crist., to the Fellomwship &
to the Great Commission
Worship on Sundays at 104S am
Nursery and Children's Church provided
Grace Groups meot on Wednesday evenings in
Parnandina Beach, Kingsland &Yulee.
Mon's, Woman's and Youth ministories
85439 Miner Rd. Y1leo (Yuloe Middle School)
www, gracnassau comn

First. BaWli |
Church ol Yulcc

Sunday School.............. ... o:30 ni
Sunday Mornirg Worship .... 1:00 a.m
Wednesday Pryr Service ...... 7:00 pm
Wcdnesda.y Biile Study" ...... '/:;0 pIn
Rev. William Goode, )r. Pastor
86584 Pinrwood Dr., Yulec, Hl 32007
(004) 840.-71 o.
FgCYulekcon'r .i st.nor j

Worship this week

at the place of your choice...




FRIDAY, MAY 10,.2013 News-Leader

Register for free through May 15 for Y for
Summer Camp. The Y provides high-quality
summer learning initiatives 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 teamwork and develop new talents. Visit
the McArthur Family YMCA, 1915 Citrona
Drive, Fernandina Beach, call 261-1080 or0
visit www.FirstCoastYMCA.org:
Cub Scoutcamp
Registration ends May 17 for Cub Scout
Day Camp, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 3-7 at Yulee
Elementary for all Scouts about to enter first
grade in the fall to fifth grade. Extended day
until 5 p.m. costs extra. Register with the
North Florida Council at 1-800-232-0845.
America's Youth
America's Youth, Inc., 907 South 11th St.,
will host "Camp America" from 7:30 a.m.-6
p.m. May 28-Aug. 7. Breakfast, lunch and din-
ner served. Registration is $150. A parent
meeting will be held 4-6 p.m. May 17 and 23 at
4 p.m. or 6 p.m. at America's Youth, where
registration forms also are available. Call 624-
5383 or email americasyouthinc@comcast.net
Step by Step
Step by Step Learning Centers I and II
offer camp programs for all ages including
tutpring, reading programs, flag football, soc-
cer 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 included. Camps begin May 28. Hours
are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Children may be dropped off
earlier. Both schools also are enrolling VPK
for the 2013-14 school year. Bring proof of age
and residency. Call Center 1 at 277-8700 and
Center 2 at 261-6030.
- Tree House
Tree House Academy, 2120 Will Hardee
Road, Fernandina, offers a summer enrich-
ment program based on the state approved
curriculum, Beyond Centers & Circle Time
and the book 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. Reservation fee is
$60 for one child/$75 per family. The acade-
my also is accepting VPK enrollment for the
2013-14 school year. Call 432-7078. Visit
The Amneli Taland lar&Xt6'Opelativec
Preschool, 5040 First Coast Hwy., is offering
six one-week summer camps, June 3-July 19
for ages 3-5. 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. Times are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (call about
extended care until 3 p.m.). Part-time (3
days/week) is $65 and full-time is $95 (5
days/week). Call 261-1161 or go to




Camp Explore
1 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 provided. Visit
FernandinaChristianAcademy.com or contact
Shannon Hogue at
Pirates and Princess Camp, ages 4-5, 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 upcoming 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
O'Neal Memorial Baptist.Church, 474257
SR 200 East in O'Neil, will convene a youth
arts camp from 8 a.m. to noon, June 10-July
19, open to'all children ages 5 through 12.
Two free meals, breakfast and lunch, are pro-
vided for all youth through age 18. Call 261-'
4186 for information.
Boys & Girls Clubs
Boys & Girls Clubs in Nassau County will
offer Summer Camp programs June 10-J uly 26
for ages 6-18, with an emphasis on participa-
tion, fun and exposure to a range of activities
and field trips. In addition, the "Read Across"
program sends a clear message that reading
is important and fun. The staff to member
ratio is 1:20.
Discounts available for multiple children.
Camp concludes with a closing celebration.
Contact the Miller Boys & Girls Club in
Nassauville at 261-1075. For the Roberts
Learning & Achievement Center in
Fernandina, call 491-9102.
Data Busters
Data Busters Summer Youth Computer
Camp is June 17-July 26 at FSCJ in Yulee.
Students ages 14-16 have an opportunity to
earn money and win a computer or laptop.
They work 10 hours/week at $7.79/hour and
take two computer classes (5 hours/week)
and two job training days (5 hours each) and
attend a professional development day on
Friday. Transportation is provided from the
Northeast Florida Community Action Agency
at 1303 Jasmine St. to FSCJ in Yulee.
Participants must meet low-income and aca-
demic requirements. Deadline is May 31.
Contact Janeecee Johnson at 261-0801, ext.
Gymnastics camps
Fantastic Gymnastic Summer Camps are
June 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 junior/senior team ages 12-18.
Location is 96070 Chester Road (behind
Publix in Yulee). Call 225-0022 or e-mail
Fantasticgym@imsn.com or visit



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Celebrating at the Junior Cotillion event are Victoria Blackwell, Jeremiah Giedrys,
Shelby Steadman, Jonathan Ball, Lynn McCloskey, Rebecca Thornton, Director Lynn
Dempsey, Kristy Gray, Laura Page, Emma Bledsoe and Zack Steadman, Not pictured
is Courtney Severance.

Good manners awarded

The National League of Junior Cotillions,
Nassau County Chapter, has announced those
named "Best-Mannered Teacher" of the 2012-13
school year. Recipients are: Victoria Blackwell,
Emma Love Hardee Elementary: Jonathan Ball,
Yulee Middle: Lynn McCloskey, Faith Christian
Academy; Kristy Gray, St. Michael Academy;
Kim Shumate, Callahan Intermediate; Courtney
Severance, Fernandina Beach Middle: and
Emma Bledsoe, private piano teacher.
Says Lynn Dempsey, director of the local
Junior Cotillion, "The students in our program
were excited about being part of the selection
process. They wanted to honor teachers who
exemplify the etiquette and manners being
taught in our programs."
The award winners were nominated by Junior
Cotillion students who wrote an essay about a
teacher in their school. Victoria Blackwell was
nominated by Jeremiah Giedrys; Jonathan Ball
by Shelby Steadman; Lynn McCloskey by
Rebecca Thornton; Kristy Gray by Jonah
Braeger; Kim Shumate by Katie Wilkinson;
Courtney Severance by Laura Page; and Emma

Bledsoe by Zack Steadman.
The criteria for selection included their pos-
itive characteristics, how the teacher shows cour-
tesy and respect for students, and why the per-
son is a good role model. According to Dempsey,
"The special teachers are those who treated the
students with respect and instilled a love of learn-
ing which will continue to have a positive effect
on the students' performance throughout their
school years."
The National League of Junior Cotillions is an
etiquette and social dancing training program
that involves thousands of students nationwide.
Students learn the customs and courtesies that
will serve them for a lifetime.
Topics covered include table manners, writ-
ing thank you notes and responding to formal
invitations, in addition to many other social skills
that will make life-more pleasant for them and for
those around them. Most importantly, the stu-
dents learn to feel comfortable in social situa-
For information call 556-2916 or email


SAC meeting
The School Advisory
Council of Fernandina Beach
High School will hold its reg-
ularly scheduled meeting on
May 16 at 3:30 p.m. in the
main office conference room.
For any questions and/or
concerns contact Spencer G.
lX)dree at 261-5713.
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.-i p.m. May
18 at the multi-use facility
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
attending camp. Visit the
Extension office to purchase
tickets in advance.
Cub Roundup
Cub Scout Pack 171 of the
First Alliance Church of
Hilliard, at 37207 Mill St., will
hold a Cub Scout Roundup
May 20 from 6-7 p.m.
Members will attend Day
Camp in June and enjoy
events all summer long. By

joining now, new Scouts can
earn badges, awards and par-
ticipate in the events. Adults
can join in too. For details
contact Honey and John
Matthews at 715-0312 or
hmathewsl71 ..*'g,..ii 'om.
Summer safety
'lThe Nassau Alcohol,
Crime and lDrug Abatement
Coalition will hokl its Sulunemr
Safety Meeting llat 4 p.m. May
21 at the Fernandina Beach
Police Station Communnity
Room, 1525 lime St. Topics
will include 4-H summer
youth programs, the power of
parents, bike helmet and
water safety, heart attack and
stroke recognition and hands-
only CPR with the UF
Extension Services,
Department of Health,
MADD and the Fernandina
Beach Fire Department. The
meeting is open to all parents,
youth and community mem-
bers. Refreshments will be
served. Call 277-3699 or visit
JSYO auditions
Auditions for the
Jacksonville Symphony Youth
Orchestra (JSYO) will take
place May 28-3:1 and June 1-2
at Florida State College at
J.1. I.-,'l ill, South Calmpus,
in Building M2 near t(lie west

parking lot in the large
ensemble room on the first'
floor. Visit www.jaxy-
tions/'to view the guidelines,
including for each JSYO
ensemble. To apply for an
audition visit www.jaxy-
outhorchestra.com and click
on the Auditions tab to get
started. For information call
(904) 354-5479,e xt. 221.
Home Education
Resources & Information
(HERI) is hosting the 2013
Curriculum Convention at the
Prime E Osborn Convention
Center in Jacksonville June
28-29 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. This
event is open to all and will
offer workshops on home-
schooling for the new home-
schooler and veteran. HERI is
a nonprofit organization locat-
ed on the west side of
Jacksonville and serving
homeschoolers in Northeast
Early registration for non-
HERI members is $32 (per
family) or $42 at the door.
Visit www.homeschool-
li fe.com/sysfiles/enmber/in
berid=1083 or e-mail heri-

Student wins scholarship

for helping mom with MS
JACKSONVILLE The school Jake -W ^ scholarship program 10 years
North Florida Chapter of the has kept active ago. This year, 423 new awards
National MS Society has with after- and 257 renewals totaling
announced this year's recipients school jobs, : $1,156,225 were presented
of its annual Scholarship Pro- 'I n t e ract nationwide.
gram: Jacob Withers from Young Repub- Applications are evaluated
Fernandina Beach, Alexandra licans, Nation- on financial need, academic
Hunt from Pensacola and Peter al Honors record, leadership and volun-
Mitchell from Destin. Society, the Withers teer'activities, a statement of
The program helps-students Engineering -----__ educational and career goals,
affected by multiple sclerosis Team and a and letters of recommendation.
pursue a college or technical variety of sports. Applicants are also asked to pro-
school education. It is open to Jake's mot-her was diag- vide a personal statement
high school seniors who live nosed with MS just as he began describing the impact MS has
with MS or have a parent who high school. Her first symptoms had on their life. Scholarships
does; or anybody living with MS were severe and made life very range from $1,000 to $3,000 and
who has not yet been to a post- difficult. "She struggled to do typically cover one year,
secondary school. everyday things as simple as although a limited number of
In addition to the emotional using the computer, driving, and awards may exceed this
toll, MS can have a substantial even cutting her own food," Jake amount.
financial impact on a family. The shares. "My mom's physical lim- "For the families of our win-
direct and indirect costs of MS, stations caused by MS have ners and the hundreds of thou-
including lost wages even for given me the opportunity to sands diagnosed with MS
those with health insurance experience the try joy of being across the country, there are
are estimated at more than able to help others as well as very few known sources of
$70,000 annually per household, the platform to get to know my scholarship assistance specially
This makes funding a college mom better." targeted for these families," said
education that much harder. Jake remembers a light blue Chapter President, Corrina
Jacob ("Jake") Withers is T-shirt in his mom's closet Steiger. "MS shouldn't stand in
graduating from Fernandina which he says sums up her out- thd way of an education, and we
Beach High School and has look on life it's an image of a are hopeful this program will
kept busy with multiple aca- drinking glass with the words give families some relief."
demic, sports and service activ- "Half Full." "Although MS has Information about scholar-
ities, all while maintaining a 3.8 scarred my mom's body, it has ships for 2014-15 will be avail-
GPA. He plans on attending the not damaged her outlook on life. able on the National MS Society
University of Georgia to study By looking at the glass as 'half website on Oct. 1. For more
mathematics and science and full,' she has proven that MS infofination, call 1-800-344-4867
his goal to become an anesthe- cannot defeat us." or visit www.nationalMSsociety.
siologist. Throughout high. The Society established its org/scholarship.




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FRIDAY, MAY 10. 2013

To Place An Ad, Call (904) 261-3696. The Classified Ad Deadline for Wednesdays is 5:00 p.m. Monday and for Fridays is 5:00 p.m. Wednesday

100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 2041 Work Wanted 103 Financial-Home/Property 606 Photo Equiprnent& $ales 619u B6jr,,.,s Equip..inent 800 REAL ESTATE 613 Investment Property 858 Condos-Unfur,-r,,nd
101 Card of Thanks 205 Live-in Help 404 Money To Loan 607 Antiques-Collectibles 620 CoaI-wc.od-i-,J- I 801 Wanted to Buy or Re nt l- West Nassau County 859 Homes-Furnisred
102 Lost & Found 206 Child Care 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 Produce 62.1 Gard.-, .,,ii, E. iuipment 802 Mobile Homes 815 Kingsiand/S. lMaryys- 860 Hornes-Uniurr,,shed
103 In Memoriam 207 Business Opportunity 501 Equipment 609 Appliances 622 Plants/Seeds/Fertilizer 803 Mobile Home Lots d8i, Camden Counry 861 Vacation Rentals
104 Personals 300 EDUCATION 502 Livestock & Supplies, ".10 Air r.cndiii,.ner'e,ml-i-rs .623 Sw.-,p Tra,:1- i"' -i.i.i,,i island Homrn- 817 r,e, Areas 862 Bed 8& Breakras
105 Puri.,: notice 301 Schools & Instruction 503 Pets/Supplies Ill 1- li- furnisang 2 [624 Wvi,,-,fred ro ,3u, i ifa.':.',,s 850 RENTALS 863 Office
106 HaKr.., Card 302 Diet/Exerclse 504 Services t1_ 1 lus.-u l.istrumenCri.i :,5 Fre_ ir-m, i':i, ., -,r.,,,l 1 Roommate Wanted 864 Commercal. Pera
107 Spe.idi Occasion 303 Hobbies/Crafts 600 MERCHANDISE 613 'el.:.il~,r,-R,'Pl-,itecFu 700 RECREATION ',,- .:...',,r,,,-,T,U: 852 M.lobieHomes 865 Warenouse
108 Gr.t Snri 305 Tutoring 601 Garage Sales 614- .I-.el, 'lW h-,es '1-il Boat-. Tr.ail-er .0i_ O.:rf .la-id ,ule -j3 1 Mobile Home. Lots 901 TRANSPORTATION
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Lessons/Classes 602 Articles for Sale :.1 Building r lateral 702 Boat Supplie D.-..:l .a- .i-j i ...2, 4. j Poem 901 Autor obles
201 Help rWa.n-.J 400 FINANCIAL 603 Miscellaneous r61G toia.j Warehouseas '03 Sport- EEu.pmient ra: '1, I arn,,i .. .-.:raagE 855 ,partmenUL-Furni-hed 903 Vans
202 Saiee-Busr-.e- 401 Mortgage Bought/Sold 604 Bicycles 617 iflac.ir,.r-T;.r_-c.E,-up 701 Rec -et. --.ie:lesI -11 :-onmer.-, Rea, 1 56 Apartrnenrs-LUrfurr.. o90n Mor
203 H.o.il FCaLur 402 Stocks & Bonds 605 Co.m-utfe. -Sui.,Diles 6 1 ucit,,ns Of Cc.mputEr'_ L -ppei. ai? i -.?-r[, .: e 57 Condos-Furnished 905 Commer.:,a


102 Lost & Found

since April 1st between Karen Walk &
Nassauville Rd. Male, neutered. Leave
message (904)491-6623.

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

LOST DOG Male Shih-Tsu, white &
tan, last seen vicinity Blackrock Rd. on
Mon. 5/6/13. Name is "Skippy". ,Needs
medication. PIs call (904)321-G292.

105 Public Notice
THERE IS A LIEN On The'Following
Vehicles For Towing & Storage and
will be auctioned off on the listed
dates below: on 5/20/13, a 2010 Kia
Forte 4DR, VIN# KNAFU4A27A5062535
and a' 1998 Mazda 4DR; VIN#
1YVGF22D4W5737426 and on 5/30/13
a 1998 Ford Expedition VIN#
1FMEU1763WLA07361 at 12 noon at
1683B S. 8th St., Fernandina Beach,
FL 32034. (904)321-3422

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

SHOP Produce & Deli
904-277-3942 .... .

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474390 East StatLoad 200
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S 201 Help Wanted
AIR SEA AMERICA is a Freight
Forwarder and Customhouse Broker
located on Center Street. Looking to
hire an individual to handle import and
export operations. Must have 2+ years'
experience in international Freight
Forwarding, operations. Send resume
to: fobs@asamerlca.com '

lounge. Experience preferred. Apply in
person at Days Inn, 2707 Sadler .Rd.
No phone calls.

SALES PERSON Part to full time
based on individual's ability to create
and close compatible customer needs.
www.olysteel.com. Send resume to
Olympic Steel, 95770 Amelia Con-
course, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.

associate rep
Immed FT/PT openings,
customer sales/svc, will train,
conditions apply, all ages 17+,
Call ASAP! 904-900-4573

Up to $350 per week. Early morning
delivery. Call Buddy at (904)753-0273.

Qualified Medical Assistant needed for
a fast paced medical office in Fernan-
dina. This person will be required to
provide assistance to physician, MUST
be a team player and have a great
attitude with 2-3 yrs exp. Good pay
and great benefits. Apply by sending
resumes to sdavls0l(aiboclinic.com.

AVAILABLE Must have facility
maintenance experience. Apply in
person, Hampton Inn,'2549 Sadler

Printing is a commercial printer located
in Callahan. We need a detail oriented
person to import and manipulate
customer address lists into a mail
processing program. Send resume to:
jobs@flasunpnnting.com No Phone
Calls. Drug Free Workplace, EOE.

.leeir Walk 5 Units Available

th20it7-73942 iffa tl. .. ^ ^.

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plan starting at $1000
month with year lease.
We pay garbage, sewer
& water, and outside
Call for more information


201 Help Wanted 201 Help Wanted

Sdutheastem Bank seeks experienced
individual to manage branch in
Woodbine, GA. Candidates must have a
minimum of 5+ years of branch
management experience with strong
knowledge of consumer lending and
branch operations. Responsibilities
include supervision of staff, lending and
business development. Excellent
benefit package. Salary commensurate
with experience. Submit resume to
Southeastern Bank, Human Resource
Department,, P.O. Box 455, Darien, GA
31305. EOE

professional stylist and nail tech. Call
Heidi (904)277-2767.

FERNANDINA is looking for a
mature, loving and caring Individual to
work in the Church Nursery. Applicants
must be willing to work Sundays,
Wednesday, holidays and other days
as needed. If interested, please call
(904) 261-3617 or come by the Church
to pick up an application.

30 hours per week. Apply to Harbor
Wear, 309 Centre St. .

IN A RUT? Want a career, not just a
job? Train to be a prof'l truck driver in
only 16 days! The avg truck driver
earns $700+/wk*! Get CDL training at
NFCC/Roadmaster. Approved for
Veterans Training. Don't delay, call
today (866)467-0060 *DOL/BLS 2012.

part-time staff. Saturday mandatory.
Flexible hours otherwise. Fax resume
to 261-9479.

DRIVERS earn 50 up to 55 cpm
loaded. $1000 sign on to qualified
drivers. Home most weekends.
(843)266-3731 /
www.bulldoghlway.com. EOE. ANF

Housekeepers Great Pay and
flexible schedules. (904)261-9444

community. Requires experience in
property mgmt. Email resume and
salary requirements to
affordablerentsl@gmail.com or fax to

Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn
$700/wk. No exp needed. Local CDL
training. Job ready in 15 days! (888)
368-1964. ANF
DRIVER Two raises In first year.
Qualify for any portion of $.03/mile
quarterly bonus: $.01 Safety, $.01
Production, $.01 MPG. 3 mos OTR exp.
(800)414-9569.. www.drlveknight.com.
- If you are out going, energetic, tech
savvy and Interested In this fast paced
profession, contact us and let us see
how you may be an asset to our Team.
KaronWerlinon TeamWerllnr.com.
AND DAY SHIFT Full time. Experi-
ence preferred. Apply at Comfort Inn,
76043 Sidney Place, Yulee or call (904)
Earn $$$ Helping MDsl Process
medical claims from home. Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
1(877)FTC-HELP. A message' from the
News-Leader and the FTC.
for Resort. Saturday and Sundays a
must plus one weekday. Computer
skills required. Apply in person at 5456
First Coast Highway, Amelia Island, FL.

opening for a prompt, conscientious
individual to service mostly inground
pools. Must be physically fit & able
to lift 50 Ibs. Experience is a plus but
will -train. Must have customer first
attitude. Job requires working outdoors
in all weather conditions. Must have
clean driving record. Send info to
needed for expanding garden center.
Customer service, -telephone, and com-
puter skills required. Flexible hours
and experience preferred. Please send
resumes to cardencenter3C0qmail coin

DRIVERS Hiring experienced/inex-
perienced tanker drivers. Earn up to
$.51/mlle. New fleet Volvo tractors. 1
year OTR exp. req'd. Tanker training
available. Call today (877)882-6537,
www.OakleyTransport.com. ANF

NEEDED Train to become a Medical
Office Asst. No experience needed.
Online training gets you job ready
ASAP. HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet
needed. (888)374-7294. ANF

204 Work Wanted


Small jobs welcomed. (904)583-1465 601 Garage Sales I

301 Schools &
hands on Aviation Maintenance Career.
FAA approved program. Financial aid If
qualified Housing available. Call
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866)
314-3769. ANF
AIRLINE CAREERS Train for hands
in Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA
approved program. Financial aid if
qualified Housing available. Call
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866)
314-3769. ANF
MEDICAL CAREERS begin here -
Train online for Allied Health & Medical
Management. Job placement assist-
ance. Computer & financial aid If
qualified. SCHEV authorized. (888)203-
3179, www.CenturaOnline.com. ANF
'Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice,
'Hospitality. *Web. Job placement
assistance. Computer & financial aid
for qualified students. SCHEV author-
ized. www.CenturaOnline.com. Call
(888)203-3179. ANF

503. Pets/Supplies I
40 GOLDFISH Free to a good home.
4" average length. Take some or all.
FREE KITTENS to good home.
Males & females. Brown & white tabby.
Call (904)624-3228.

WE'RE BACK!!! After' 4 months
Multiple Units, Fri. 10th, lpm-Spm &
Sat. 11th 9am-lpm, See Craigslist Due
to. Back Log of Itemsll AAAA Storage
Units Fernandina Beach next to

MOVING SALE Sat. 5/11, 9am-
noon. Household Items, tools, clothing,
some furniture, & more. 5378 Florence
Point Dr.

HUGE YARD SALE 97228 Morgan's
Way. Lots of furniture, art,
kitchenware. Everything is priced to
sell. Sat. 5/11, 7am-?

5/11, 9am-lpm. 910 San Ferando
St. See Cralgslist for pictures. (F)

YARD SALE Sat. 5/11, 8am-4pm (no
early birds). Books, collectibles, dishes,
clothes, misc. 215 S. 7th St.,
Fernandina Beach.

Concourse. Sat. 5/18, 9am-5pm &
Sun. 5/19, 9am-4pm. Variety of
houses. i Furniture, clothes, home
accessories, tools. Something for,'
everyone. Please come see.

YARD SALE Large family downsizing!
Seasonal items, tools, decorating
items, frames, books, Ralph Lauren
bedding, leather office supplies, kit-
chen supplies, many great items. Sat.
5/11 & Sun. 5/12. 506S 5. 14th St.
YARD SALE Sat. 5/11, 8am-12-pm.
Furniture, boy's American Eagle jeans
sz. 28/30, and more. 96364 Nassau
Lakes Circle. (F)

- for sale. Males & females, $650/each. on Whitfield Dr. off of Will Hardee, in
Ready now. Call (904)415-9231. the Lakewood Subd. In Fernandina.




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* RETAIL at Gateway
1170 SF $1,300 mo

OFFICE at Gateway
762 SF 2 offices and
patio space $900 OBO0

Warehouse Office
COilllbo 800 SF $750
incl sew & water

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

8th St. Affordable
retail or office. 200 SF
up to 12,000 SF

We offir buyer and
teminit represen tation
Please contact Ius. or
your com1111mercial
rTal estate needs 0o
buy, sell or hlese.

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

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* 133-1 Atlantic Avenue, 3BR/ I BA
* 19 S. l' h Street, $850 I utl.Avallable 6/1
AiiAmela Lakes, I BIk/I BA $800
S3BR/2BA hone on lIofton Creek 2,600
sq.ft Dock, gai-age/workshop. Large lot,
gourniet kitchen, many other bonus's
$1l,950/1mo.Plus utilities,
28R11BA Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher.
Across the street from the beach.All until,
wi-fi,TV & phone.
*3BR/3BA townhome in Sandpiper Loop
$1450/wk plus taxes & cleaning fee.
*850688 US HWY 17. 1,210 Sq Ft building
with 3.8' acres of fenced proqrty, formerly
a Nursery with some utbuilding and a
green house still on property
*Two 800sf Office/Retail spaces, can be
joined for one, 1,600 sq ft spaceAIA next
to Peacock Electric $12/sq. ft + CAM &
*Amelia Park Unit B small office (2
rooms) wjth bath, 576 sq. ft. $ 1050/mo. +
sales tax.
* Five Points Village 1,200 sq. ft.AIA/S 8th
St. exposure Great for retail, services, or
office, $1,200/mo +sales tax,
*Amelia Park Unit E (14th Sc frontage) -
910 approx. sq.ft., 3 offices, reception area,
kitchen & bathroom. $14501nS/mo. + utilities.-
* 1839 S, 8th St. adjacent to Huddle House,
1,800 sq.ft. $1700/mo. lease + tax. Sale
also considered.

Stunning 3br/3ba home in The Preserve at Summer
Beach. Prime location, view and floor plan. Separate
office/den. Half mile stroll to the beach. Screened
porch, filed plus paver patio Fantastic large neighbor-
hood pool.
MLS# 59886 $409,900

Lovel/ 3br/3ba home located on the beautiful Summer
Beach Golf Course in the upscale gated community of
Golfside. South in Summer Beach. Numerous renova-
tions. Short walk to golf, beach or to The Ritz Cailton.

MLS# 59272 .$699,000

Beautiful townh-ome with a two car garage in
gated community backed by preservation area, .
Just a short stroll to the private pool or to the
beach. Full Club Membership Included.
MLS# 57231 $349,900

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Gorgeous 3BR/3B3A conJo located on the 51h floor
of Ocean Place. Fabulously furnished and decorat-
ed. Condo is in pristine condition and available to
you as on awe-Insplilng primary residence, second
hoMe or investment property.
MLS# 59813 $890,000

601 Garage Sales
GARAGE SALE Sat. 5/11, 1596 Ellis
Landing Rd., NassaLuvlll, 10amrn-4pm,
Turn at store, 1st street take Rt., (904)
557-3924. Recllners, window air
conditioned; sofa, chair, treadmill, king
size frame, head and footboard much

ESTATE SALE Beautiful Lake
Home. Sofa, love seats, wing back
chahs, ant. round oak coffee table,
plant stands, recliner, many lamp
tables, wooden bench, table lamps;
floors lamps, nice artwork, art
supplies, frames, mirrors, oriental
carpets, floral arrangements, foot-
stools, many silverplate Items,
flatware, silverplate, punch bowl &
cups, 3 china cabinets, magazine
rack, ant. wooden bowls & trays,
cookbooks, ant. mantle &.. wall
clocks, harvest table, 6 white wood-
en chairs, 10' country cabinet, small
appliances, cookware, baking items,
Mikasa "English Countryside" dinner-
ware, sideboard, mahogany dining
table with 6 chairs & 3 leafs, ant.
handmade cedar chest, ant. what-
not shelf, Lenox, much crystal, china
platters, milk glass pitcher & bowl,
Haviland "Montmery" dinnerware,
collection cups & saucers, Royal
Doulton "Miramont" dinnerware,
pottery, rope leg table, large
luncheon set, iron bed, mattress box
springs, queen, linen, suitcases,
Windsor, bookcases (very nice pine),
ant. chairs, maple rocker, baby
clothes, many art books,. decorative
Items, books, ant. blanket rack,
wooden cradle, red wagon, outdoor
items, ant. desk, ,ant. wardrobe,
slant front desk, clothing, Sanyo flat
screen TV., metal cushion love seat,
queen bed, Singer sewing machine,
file cabinet, costume jewelry, hand
painted folding screens, baskets,
ant. trunk, picture frames, folding
Indoor ladder, folding chairs, office
chair, fans, roaster, some tools,
chimes, Christmas. So much more.
May 9, 10 & 11th, Thurs., Fri., &
Sat., 8-3. 96136 Montego Bay, in
Islesworth S.D. off S 14th St.,
Fernandina Beach, FL. Follow the red
& white signs.

1925 S. 14'" St., Suite 4
Amelia Island, FL
Sales (904)277-9700

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3BR/2BA approx 2400 sq ft on Amelia By The Sea, 809 Vernon Street
10.35 acres with 3/4 acre Ground Floor Unit! 2/2 3BR/2BA, LR, DR, new root and
stocked pond with dock. $233,000 MLS #57243 AC, 3rd BR (23x12) can be efti-
$364,900 MLS#59746 ciency has separate entrance & BA.
$115,000 MLS#59719

Freeman/Blackrock Rd. 1.71 536-B N. Fletcher Ave.
+/- acres, well on lot. $49,900 2BR/2BA $800/mo.
,., MLS#59607
",, lan Drive Lot 21 and 23 sold
_ together, 5 acres. $84,000
338 TARPON AVE., lan Drive- Lot 12, vacant lot to
3 Plex at Main Beach. build on. $39,000 MLS#59485
$255,000 MLS#54661
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Elite 3-4br/4ba homes overlooking the ocean, with
ten-foot ceilings and large covered wraparound
balconies for the ultimate in luxury oceanfront liv-
ing. Grand open and spacious floor plans,
Prices start at $1 1325.000

Gorgeous Villal Large screened porch, spacious
great room with gas fireplace, elevator and over-
sized one car garage Fabulous kitchen offers stories
steel appliances, granite countertops and high cell-
ings!l A must see!
MLS# 59601 $329,000
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Offers private sihgle-family homes inside a gated
Mediterranean-style community. This uLnique communi-
ty allows owners to pick their own home site, then
select their floor plan and elevation for the builder,
Emerald Homes, to create their dream home.

Beautifully fuLnished Mediterranean-style oceanfront
villa located just steps away from the pool and the
ocean. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle?
Sensational fitness area and tennis couilts on site. A
must see!
MLS# 58284 $599,000

601 Garage Sales
YARD SALE 4 piece wicker set,
entertainment center, white storage
cabinet, all craft supplies and beading
$1.00/ca., lots of misc. 85001 Crews
Rd., Nassauville. Green signs. Fri, only

GARAGE SALE 32105 Grand Parke
Blvd in Flora Parke. Sat. 5/11, Bam-
12pm. Household Items, furniture,
hand tools, electronics. (F)

PLANT SALE Mothers Day Plants
with Bows, $2 and $3. 96014 Sea
Winds Dr. at the south end of Clinch Dr.
Fri. 5/10 & Sat. 5/11, 8am-12 noon.

7:30am. Home furnishings, acces-
sories, pictures, bedding, office equip.,
electronics and lots of other great stuff.
1782 Heather St. (Amelia Park).

1602 Articles for Sale
POOL TABLE One in slate top, has
all the accessories plus several cue
sticks, $500. (904)557-1740
bunk is a full sized and .top is twin.
Great for boy or girl. Photo available.
$225. (904)524-7989

SALE! Stepmill 7000 PT & Precor EFX
5241. Both are like brand new, both
were $4,000 new, asking $1200/060
each. May help with delivery' Joanna

613 Television

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starting at $29.99/mo for 12 mos after
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624 Wanted To Buy
pay good prices for your silver coins
(pre-1965). Please call (719)339-4894
for details/appointments.


802 Mobile Homes

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


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1 806 Waterfront I
Waterfront Homres & Lots Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
Lasserre, Realtor,
OCEANFRONT LOT In Jacksonville
Beach. Zoned multi-family 4-plcx.
Ready to build on. $675,000, (904)
868-2150 Broker/Owner.

808 Off Island/Yule
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

852 Mobile Homes
ON ISLAND Lg remod'ld 3/2 SWMH
in park, $225/wk, $895/mo. ALSO, sm
3/1 house, CH&A, Bailey Rd & Sunset,
$900/mo + dep. (904)261-5034

852 Mobile Homes

856 Apartments
LARGE 2BR/2BA Upstairs Studio
Apartment For Rent A must see.
1,875/mo. Call (904)476-3373.

POST OAK APTS (904)277-7817
Affordable living located at 996
Citrona Dr. Fernandina Beach, FL.
Rent starts at $572 per month.
Central a/c. 1 & 2 bedroom apts
TDD Hearing Impaired number #711
"This institution is an equal
opportunity provider and employer.'
"Equal Housing Opportunity"

858 Condos-Unfurnished
dryer, overlooking lake. $925/mo.
Darlington Realty Inc. (904)261-8030.

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

Water inc. Small dog or service animals 2BA in Stoney Creek. W/D included.
only. Call (904)501-5999. No Smoking. $950/mo. Call (954)444-

3BR/2BA SW 75641 Johnson Lake
Rd., Yulee. $700/mo. + $700 deposit.
Call (478)363-1066.

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

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

S854 Rooms
MASTER BR Private entrance. Across
street from beach. Utilities, TV & Internet
service furnished. Call 583-2456.
fesslonal person preferred. References
required. $550/mo. + deposit. Includes
utilities. Call (904)415-0311.

860 Homes-Unfurnished
2-STORY 3BR/2BA private mid
island location. Huge decks, applianc-
es, FP, sec. & sprinkler systems, WS,
Avail. June. $1,300/mo. 904-206-0304

corn for the most recent information
on Long Term Rentals. Updated Daily.
Chaplin Williams Rentals, The Area's
Premier Rental Company

4BR/3BA in Marsh Lakes Villages -
2160 sq. ft. Available June or before.
$ISOO1500/mo. Call (904)415-1053.

First Ave. $1500/mo. Call (912)270-

ROOM FOR RENT Includes cable, all 861 Vacation Rentals
I utilities. $500/mo. + deposit. Back-
ground check. (904)982-5850 VACATION CHALET in N. Carolina

855 Apartments

from beach. Utilities included. Partly
furnished. $500/mo. + deposit. Call

One Bedroom $515/mo.

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furnished, majestic views. Peaceful.
$550 a week. Call (904)757-5416.-

with swim & tennis, Wi-Fi, all utilities,
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Call (904)261-4066; C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.

863 Office

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

901 Automobiles
cond. 78,000 mi. Cream color hard top
coco brown soft top. All original. Prist-
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3BR/1.5BA MLS#58175

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