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State defends Sliders' dune work

State environmental officials are
downplaying public concerns about
the nature of a permitted dune proj-
ect at Sliders Seaside Grill i,,ll,.. ,,
Residents' complaints about possible
harm to.wildlife and vegetation there.
The work carried out June 7 was
designed to clear a dune flat of
windswept sand along with vines and
weeds there that were choking native
plants, Department of Environmental
Protection officials said. I)EP

spokesperson Dee Ann Miller said the
activity d(lid not upset the dune system,
the native plants or any gopher tor-
toises making their nests there.
"Based on the site inspection it was
found that no native salt tolerant veg-
etation was removed and no dune for-
mation was disturbed," Miller said, in
"A small rubber track bobcat was
used to redistribute the sand and
helped remove the root ball of the
vines, and the applicant indicated the
area will be replanted with native plants
within a week. The restoration a

landward flat and it remains a land-
ward flat, just with native dune vege-
tation restored to it."
The project, paid for by Sliders
owner George Stewart, was approved
for a field permit by DEP field inspcc-
tor Trey Hatch on June 5. Miller said
unlike administrative permits, inspec-
tors can issue field permits on the spot
for minor coastal projects.
'The time it takes to issue this per-
mit depends on the proposed activity,
what is planned and the completeness
of iii"'1ri11 ii ,1ii. or plans provided and
needed for the activity," said Miller,

noting that one could be issued on the
same day for which it was applied.
Approval of Stewart's permit fol-
lowed months and months of planning
and review, Hatch said in a telephone
interview Wednesday. Hatch could not
provide a rough idea-of when that plan-
ning started.
According to a copy'of the permit
provided by Stewart, his agent Kevin
Partel applied for the permit on .June 5
and Hatch approved it the same day.
But Hatch said that was not the case.
Partelrdid not return calls seeking com-

"It was not a show tip one day and
write the permit and go" situation, he
Field permits cover a range of activ-
ities, including dune restoration,
removing windblown sand and inva-
sive plants, as well as planting native
vegetation and 'J AI.ili0i sprinkler sys-
tems, according to the DEP The
agency has not found any breaches of
the field permit's I., II;,1 ..... within the
scope of work at Sliders, Miller said.
On Tuesday, Hatch defended the

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News Leader
Nassau County's second movie lhe-
ater is on the fast track for summer
(ii ,- iri" if,, after leaping yet another
development hurdle with ease, clear-
ing a public hearing before t lie coun-
ty commission Monday evening.
The Amelia Station Theater, a 10-
screen, 35,000-square-foot facility, is
destined for a 13-acre lot wedged
between Murray's Grille and the
Lotion Creek Shopping Center near
SR 200 and Amelia Concouirse in
Yulee. It would be C'O"'ia-b.ed
Carmike Cinemas' second theater in
"We are moving forward there,"
Terrell Mayton, marketing director
for Carmike, said in a phone interview
Wednesday, adding that there is no
construction date set.
The project received a unanimous
nod from county commissioners at
Monday's meeting. It had the support
of county planning staff and the
Planning & Zoning Board, where it
made previous stops.
The project still has to clear a few
more development hurdles before
crews can put their shovels in the
ground, project engineer Andrew
Peterson of Creech Engineering, the
firm overseeing construction, said in
a phone interview Wednesday.
Early plans call for a theater that
would seat 1,796 and boast 455 park-
ing spaces, according to county
records. Details on amenities are
scarce, but Mayton said the theater
will have stadium seating, with comnfy
black leather chairs, and feature at
least one large auditorium with a
screen stretching three-and-a-half sto-
ries high and top-end sound systems.
"Thistl,,.,..,i ill have one of20of
the most advanced large screen the-
aters in the country," said Mayton,
addifig that it will be "the ultimate
movie theater experience."
Long lines won't be an issue either,
Mayton said, thanks to FastPass
admission technology replacing the
box office there. "It's a very rapid con-
cept," he said.
It is not yet clear how many jobs
would be created by the theater and
how many of them would be local
hires. Mayton could not provide exact
numbers, but said the theater "will
create quite a few jobs for sure," not
including construction work.
Steve Rieck, executive director for
the Nassau County .Economic
Development Board, predicted that
the theater could create at least 10
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mother and her brood huddled in the grass, sheltered a bit from wind and rain, while the father
stood as a sentry, watching all the cars and photographers. Kathy Brooks took this photo. More
photos, story, ,2A.

Taxable values down for

most of Nassau County

The Nassau County Property
Appraiser's Office has released the
2013 estimated preliminary tax roll.
The initial numbers show a slight
increase in just value and a slight
decrease in taxable value for most
The decrease in taxable value
puts additional pressure on local gov-
ernments that rely on property taxes
to pay for services. This is the fifth
year in a row that taxable values
have declined.
O)n May 30, Property Appraiser
Mike Hickox released the estimated
preliminary values to the Nassau
County taxing authorities, citing a
stabilizing market in the local
economy for the 2012 calendar
The 2013 estimates for the coun-
ty's just value increased clue to
improved market conditions; how-
ever, due to corrections to the tax
roll, taxable values decreased just
under 1 percent.
Hickox said that inconsistent
units of measurement needed to be
corrected throughout the county
prior to releasing the preliminary
tax roll.
"Corrections needed to be made

Corrections needed to be made...
Myfirst priority was to have a
fair and equitable tax roll
for all property owners.'

in order to show consistency in
appraisal methodology," Hickox
said in a press release. "My first
priority was to have a fair and equi-
table tax roll for all property own-
Nassau County's taxable value is
estimated to be over $6.1 billion,
compared to a little more than $6.2
billion in 2012.
But the taxable value of Nassau
County in 2007, before the housing
market crash, was $8.4 billion.
The city of Fernandina could see
its taxable value fall to $1.5 billion, a
decrease of over 2 percent.
The city's taxable value has fallen
from more than $2 billion, in 2008
because of declining property val-
The town of Callahan is estimat-
ed to have a slight decrease in its tax-

able value to over $66 million, clown
almost 2 percent from last year.
The town of Hilliarcld is expected
to see a slight increase ot 1.5 percent,
bringing its taxable value to over $72
The taxing authorities will use
these estimates to determine the
tax rate and to help them prepare
the upcoming annual budgets.
That includes the. county, city and
town governments, but also the
Nassau County School Board
and smaller units such as Amelia
Island Mosquito Control, all of
which depend on property tax rev-
The official preliminary tax
roll was expected to be released
to taxing authorities and the
state Department of Revenue by
July 1.

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An 8.5-acre parcel of county land off
Nectarine Street that includes The
Palms of Amelia condominiums will
be annexed into the city.
City commissioners unanimously
voted iii favor of the annexation at a
final reading of the ordinance at Iheir
June 4 meeting.
Residents of the complex, repre-
sented by local attorney Harrison
Poole, have opposed annexation, argu-
ing they d(lid not sign an annexation
agreement with the city, nor did ii. ,
know the propertywas to be anen(xed
when they bought their units.
The residents have also said they
did lnot want to be annexed' because
city poperly taxes and pernil 'ecs
are higher than the county's.
According to city documents, !.ii
annexation agreement was signed by
the developer of the complex in 1998,
which is within county j, ii Iil ; i', i i but
has become contiguous to the city.
Poole has argued the city should have
annexed the property within five years
of becoming contiguous to the Jane
Adams House in 2005, and that the
annexation would create an illegal
enclave, among other objections.
At the June- 4 meeting, City
Manager Joe Gerrity noted Palmns of
Amelia residents would have no addi-
tional impact fees upon annexation
into the city
"It can't be that (residents) don't
waht sewer and water services (from
the city) or that they don't want fire
and police services," Gerrity said to
Poole, with some ,,I'ti', I, .-. "Is it the
Poole answered that part of the
reason for the residents' position was
the higher property taxes, but it was
also because of longer delays with city
building permits and more building
Palms of Amelia resident Barbara
Ehrenberg said residents were hoping
to replace all the windows itn thlie condo
complex within the next five years,
plus make improvements to the gates,
air conditioning unit and pool equip-
Ehrenberg said she had heard sto-
ries of the inconveniences city resi-
dents go through to make improve-
ments on their properties. She added
that she believed the city building
department makes arbitrary decisions
and that permit costs are higher
l.airry Blowstein, treasurer of t(he
Palms of Amelia condo board, said hec
had not found one owner in favor of
"We don't want to be part of the
city because of (the increased) taxes,"
Blowstein said. He said the residents
would see an increase of about $100-
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Harold J. Belcher
Hal Belcher, 92, of Fernandina Beach, passed
away on June 11,2013. Born in Linden, N.J., he
was the son of the late Harold and Ethel Kane
Belcher. Hal graduated from Rutgers, served in
WWII and then graduated from Yale with a
Master in Forestry. Hal moved to Fernandina in
1948 with his late wife, Claire, and began work
as a forester in the Rayonier Timber Division.
After retiring from Rayonier in 1984, Hal
focused his attention on the community, com-
bining his professional skills
.' with a love of history. He made
., significant contributions to pre-
^ serving the history of our island
S and received numerous recog-
nitions and awards. In one proj-
ftK^ ect, he produced the first-ever
Iplot map of the original section
of Amelia Island's historic Bosque Bello ceme-
tery. That work led to the 1988 publication of a
reference book, and his additional research pro-
vided information for a 1997 book on other
Amelia Island cemeteries. In addition, Hal was
well known in the community for cultivating
camellias, and his extensive knowledge of our
historic lighthouse and Fort Clinch.
Hal is survived by three sons; Jonathan "Jon"
Belcher of Eugene, Ore., Timothy "Tim"
Belcher and Christopher "Chris" (Sharon)
.Belcher, of Fernandina Beach, four grandchil-
dren; Andrew (Rachel) Belcher, Kathryn
.Belcher, Michael Belcher, and Julia Belcher
and two great-grandchildren; Andrew and Jack
'Alanson Belcher.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m.
tonight at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home. Funeral
, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in
!Bosque-Bello Cemetery.
.: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made is
his honor to either the Amelia Island
:.Genealogical Society or the General Duncan
Lamont Clinch Historical Society of'/1'nelia
SPlease share his life story at www.oxley-
Oxley-Heard FuneralDirectors

John J. Crowley Jr.
Mr. John J. '"Jack" Crowley, Jr., age 78 of
Amelia Island, FL, passed away on Tuesday
morning, June 11,2013 at St. Vincent's Medical
-Center in Jacksonville, FL
Born in Cambridge, MA, he was the third of
eight children born to the late John Joseph'
Crowley, Sr. and Helen (Boyle) Crowley. Jack
was raised in Cambridge and a graduate of St
Mary's High School, Class of
1953. After high school, Mr..
HCrowley served in the U.S.
Army in South Korea, during
S the Korean Conflict Upon being.
i honorably discharged, ie
returned home to Cambridge
and accepted employment with
the Polaroid Corporation. There he met his
.-future Wife, a co-worker, Katherine Abina .(Bina)
,.Corcoran. They would marry in November of
1956 at St. Mary's Catholic Chuich in
.'Cambridtge Jack then rook a job with the IBM
Ci ,i fi .,ri,.n and thc- new yweds made their fh-rst
,oftnany corporate moves to Kingston, NY. When
-ithey were transferred back to Cambridge a year
,later, Jack enrolled at Boston University where
he completed his 4-year Bachelor Degree cum
laude in 2.5 years, while working full-time and
having the first three of their five children. IBM
would then transfer him to Maryland, where
they ltad their fourth and fifth children. While
working for IBM in Washington, D.C., he attend-
ed American University to work towards his
Master's Degree. His career with IBM moved
the family to N.J., working in Princeton and
NYC, and then finally back to the Boston area
in 1970 where he finished out his 31-year career

as the District Sales Manager of the Northeast
for IBM, retiring at the age of 51. He and Bina
raised their five children in Weston, MA. After
retirement, IBM convinced him to continue as
a Consultant and Lobbyist on Beacon Hill for 3
years until 1992. Having spent holidays and par-
tial years on Amelia Island, he and his wife pur-
chased property here in 1989, built their home
and became permanent residents of the Amelia
Island Plantation in 1996.
His family recalls his spontaneous personality
and devotion to doing things together as a fam-
ily. He believed family is your best investment.
This included the purchase of their family ski
home at Pico Mountain in Vermont during their
first day out on the slopes, which they went on
to enjoy as a family for 30 years. He believed in
teaching his children the value of work, which
was displayed by his purchasing a seasonal,
beach restaurant, "Jack's Shack" in Hummarock,
MA, for the sole purpose of putting their teenage
children to work in the summer.
Mr. Crowley had been trained since child-
hood as an Irish Tenor and is remembered for
his impromptu performances that would elicit
tears, applause and brought music, fun and
laughter to every gathering with family and
friends. He enjoyed sailing, fly fishing, and golf
at the Weston Country Club, and after settling
on Amelia Island enjoyed his rounds of golf at
Long Point and The River with the Mattey
He was a member of St. Michael Catholic
Church where he combined his voice talents
with the other members of the choir.
He leaves behind, his wife of 58 years, Abina
"Bina" Crowley, Amelia Island, FL, their chil-
dren, Jack Crowley (Jen), Amelia Island, FL;
Mark Crowley, Amelia Island, FL, Marianne
Crowley (Ed Bogush), Amelia Island, FL, Tim
Crowley (Jeanne), Milton, MA,'Joe Crowley,
Amelia Island, FL, a brother, Robert Crowley,
Westford, MA, two sisters, Julie McDonaugh,
Everett, MA, Carol Doherty, Melrose, MA, sis-
ters-in-law Claire Crowley, Tewksbury, MA, and
Peggy Corcoran, Cambridge, MA, teh grand-
childrenJohn Patrick Crowley, Jr., Tim Crowley,
Jessica Crdwley, Kelsey Crowley, John William
Bogush, Michael Bogush, Abby Bogush, Kate
Bogush, Patrick Crowley, Joe Crowley, numer-
ous nieces and nephews as well as walking part-
ner; his much loved Glen of Imaal pet dog,
The Mass of Christian Burial will be cele-
brated at 11:00 am today, Friday, June 14,2013
at St. Michael Catholic Church with Reverend
Gerard O'Shea, Celebrant.
Mr. Crowley will be laid to rest in Bosque
Bello Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to:. The Katie Caples Foundation
Fernandina, FL,
Please share his life story at www.oxley-
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Horace DoveJr.
Horace Dove, Jr., age 72, of *'
Fernandina Beach, Florida died i" -,
on June-10, 2013 in Hammond,


*Mr. LaVerne W. "Vern" Cain, 75, Amelia
Island, died on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday,
June 17 at the Amelia Island Plantation Chapel.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Augustus Ward "Gus" Jones, 86, Yulee,
died on Thursday, June 12,2013. Funeral serv-
ices will be held on Monday, June 17 at 2 p.m.
from the chapel of Eternity Funeral Homes - Yulee.
Eternity Funeral Homes & Cremations Nassau


i Kiwanis Cub

The Fernandina Beach
iwanis Club meets the first
iree Mondays of each
nonth at the Fernandina
each Golf Club on Bill
[elton Road. This is a din-
eier meeting from 6:30-8 p.m.
contact Don Lyons at home,
32-8194, or by cellat (978)
)ptlmist dubs
The Fernandina Beach

Optimist Club meets each
Wednesday from noon-1 p.m.
at the Fernandina Beach
Golf Club.
Call Bernice Kelley. at
261-7923 or Barb Kent. at 277-

The Westside Optimist
Club meets the third
Monday of every month at 7
p.m. Please bring a covered
dish and join the club as they
work with kids to promote
optimism to all. The meet-'


ings are held at the Callahan
Lions Club, just north of
Callahan. For information
call 613-8595.
Rotary clubs
The Rotary Club of
Fernandina Beach meets
each Wednesday from
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the
Florida House Inn on
South Third Street. June 19
will feature Dr. Kitson of
Amelia Dental on oral health
issues. June 26 will feature
club's year-end review and
induction of new officers.
Call Melanie Ferreira at

The Rotary Club of
Amelia Island Sunrise meets'
each Friday from 7:30-8:30
am. at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club on Bill
Melton Road. Contact
President Christal Fish at or visit

S511 Ash Street Femandlna Beach, FL 32034
(904) 261-3696 Fax 261-3698

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Tips for


in storms
TAMPA-The 2013
Atlantic hurricane season has
already delivered its first
major rainmaker in Florida.
The tropical system flooded
roads and increased AAA's
call volume.
AAA advises motorists to
drive slower than usual, leave
ample space between vehicles
while driving, and not to drive
through standing water. If a
vehicle . ,
down ".?,- : "'
while in 2
standing ; ,
water do
not try to -
restart it -. --..
it can 'cause more water to
enter the engine and could
cost thousands of dollars to
One of the top concerns
seven in 10 Florida drivers
(70 percent) have when driv-
ing in wet weather is
according to a AAA
Consumer Pulse survey. Of
those who experienced
hydroplaning/skidding. -
(57 percent), 10 percent
of them ended up in a car
"It's important that drivers
heed official warnings and
avoid driving on wet and
flooded roads if able," said
Mark Jenkins, AAA
spokesman, The Auto Club
Group. "If motorists must
drive, AAA recommends they
drive slower than the allotted
speed limit to decrease their
chances of hydroplaning and
avoid standing water at all
Moie than one in three
Florida respondents
(36 percent) said they think
the proper way to handle a
skid on wet roads with
anti-lock or ABS brakes is to
steer away from the skid or
hold the wheel in place,
according to the AAA
Consumer Pulse survey.
Motorists should read their
vehicle manual to learn the
type of brakes their vehicle
has and review guidelines on
how to properly maneuver the
vehicle in a skid.
To help d'drivers brush- up "
on their wetl-weather driving, '
AAA Driver Training offers a
free brochuIre, Get A Grip: A
Guide to Wet-Weather Driving
Check tires: Make
sure tires are properly inflat-
ed and have enough tread
depth. This will allow the
vehicle to have better
traction and maneuverability.
Worn tires with little tread are
much more likely to
hydroplane, resulting in a loss
of braking power and steering
control. Check the tread
depth by inserting a quarter
upside down into a tire
groove. If you can see above
Washington's head at any
point, it's time for new
Avoid cruise control:
When used in wet conditions,
the chance of losing control
can increase.
To prevent loss of
traction, the driver may
need to reduce the speed by
lifting off the accelerator,
which cannot be accom-
plished when cruise control is
Slow down and leave
room: Drivers should slow
down, avoid hard braking or
turning sharply and drive in
the tracks of the vehicle
ahead. Also, allow ample
stopping distance between
cars by increasing the
following distance of the
vehicle in front of them.
While a minimum of a 3-4 sec-
onds is recommended on dry
pavement, it should be
increased to 5-6 seconds on
wet roads.
Avoid standing water and
flooded roads at all times:
There is no way to tell how
deep standing water is and
driving through 'it can
cause a vehicle to stall and
result in severe 'damage to the

David M. Gatchel of Sanford was n,
new city manager of Fernandina Beac

The city commission voted unanim
hold a r-eferendum on whether all of A
Island should be annexed into Fernan(

Beachfront property owners were u
provide easements to enable a beach r
ment project in Fernandina Beach.

NHS campaign
Visit Nassau Humane
Society Second Chance
Resale store on June 15 to
learn more about the
Nassau Humane Society
Capital Campaign to build a
new shelter, replacing the
dilapidated, 40-year-old
building it currently oper-
ates from. Staff and board
members will be available
from 10'a.m.- 5 p.m. to show
the plans for the hew build-
ing and discuss how you can
get involved with the cam-
paign. Stop by anytime dur-
ing these hours to learn
about the project. Second
Chance is located at'1002
South 14th St. For more
information, contact Brandy
Carvalho at executivedirec-
corn or 491-1511.
Road cleanup
Dads, come on out. Wild
Amelia is sponsoring a high-
way cleanup on June 16
along AlA. Anyone interest-
ed in a brisk morning walk,
picking up litter on a 3.5-
mile stretch of South
Fletcher Avenue, meet at
Peters Point parking lot at 8
a.m. The cleanup will take
approximately 1 to 2 hours,
depending on the number of
volunteers. Disposable
gloves, orange safety vests
and bags will be provided.
You may want to bring medi-
um weight garden gloves,
hat, sunglasses, water and
closed-toe shoes.
Participants'are required to
view a safety video at Follow
the site to maintenance,
adopt a highway, safety
video. For information email
Food truckvisit
To celebrate Nursing
Assistants Week (June 16-
22), Community Hospice
will host the Great Food
Truck Round-Up, offering all
Northeast Florida nursing
assistants a free, hot lunch
from eight food trucks
parked at locations in
Jacksonville, Orange Park,
Macclenny, Fernandiha
Beach arid St. Augustine.
In Fernandina Beach, the
Wiki Wiki (
will be at Quality Health,
1625 Lime St., on Juneo19.",
1 ,1 1-11 ..,i -. Free for all
nursing assistants with
employer-issued photo iden-
tification. Others may pur-
chase lunch at regular menu
prices. Visit
communityhospicenefl or
Parlkinson's support
Whatever it takes to Beat
Parkinson's, a support group
to exchange information to
better understand the dis-
ease, will meet June 20 at 7
p.m. at The Council on
Aging, 1367 South 18th St.,
Fernandina Beach. For
information call (903) 952-
1682 or email texasskip-
Alzheimefrs support
T'he Alzheimer's
Association Caregiver
Support Group for Nassau
County meets the third
Thursday each month. The
next meeting is June 20,
hosted by The Jane Adam's
House, 1550 Nectarine St.
Janet Carver, elder law attor-
ney, will speak. The meeting
will be from 2:30-3:30 p.m.,
followed by a short tour of
the facility. The meeting is
open to the public.
The "Walk to End
Alzheimer's" has been
scheduled in Fernandina
Beach for Sept. 21. All are
welcome. For information
contact Debra Dombkowski,
LPN, at 261-0701.
Diversity fair
On June 21 at 11:30 a.m.
the Kings Bay Naval
Submarine Base presents
the third annual Cultural &
Diversity Fair at the tennis
courts near the fitness com-
plex. The event will feature
stage performances by the
Asian Pacific Dancers,
Friese Studio of'Music,

of aviation to the local com-
munity. The FoFA helps
introduce young people to
aviation career opportunities
through educational pro-
grams and presentations and
amed the offers annual scholarships to
h. local high school students
June 13.1963 pursuing aviation degrees or
ously to Membership is open to
melia 4 both pilots and non-pilots.
dlina Beach. Meetings are held at 8:30
June 15. 1988 a.m. the first Saturday of
each month at the Fernan-
uirged to dina Beach Municipal
tourish- Airport. For information call
Mickey Baity, membership
June 13.2003 coordinator, at 277-8360.

Hawaiian Young Adult
Dancers and more. Grand
appearances by Buffalo
Soldiers (BSMC) Jackson-
ville, Jim Sawgrass (Deep
Forest Native American),
and more. Taste the Nation's
food sampling begins at
noon and is free while sup-
plies last. For participation
or access to the event call
(912) 573-3456.
Hands workshop
Save your Hands
Workshop: Injury
Prevention, Self-Care and
Ergonomics for Massage
Therapists will be held on
June 22 from 1-7 p.m. or July
20 from 1-7 p.m. at Pilates of
Amelia, 1894 South 14th St.,
Suite 3, Fernandina Beach.
Fee is $90. Earn 6CEU cred-
its. CallJulie Maley at 415-
6781 to register.
Blood drive
The Ferrnandina Pirates
Club will host a blood drive
on June 22 from 9 a.m.-3
p.m. at American Legion
Post 54, 626 S. Third St.,
Fernandina Beach. Visit to learn
Driver safety clhss
An AARP Driver's Safety.
Program will be held on
June 24 and 25 ast First
Pr-esbyterian Church in
downtown Fernandina
Beach. Class will begin at
8:45 a.m. in the Anchor, cor-
ner of Centre and Sixth
streets. Call 261-3837 to reg-
ister. Class, size is limited.
1Look Good' event
The American Cancer
Society will hold Look Good,
Feel Better sessions from 6-
8 p.m. July 16 and Oct. 8 in
the boardroom at Baptist
Medical Center Nassau,
1250 South 18th St
This free program pro-
vides information and cos-
metic advice to women bat-
tling cancer. Training
includes hands-on instruc-
tion on makeup, skin care
and suggestions for using
wigs,turbans and scarves.
Cosmetic kits are provided.
This program is free and
facilitated by licensed cos-
metologists all'American
Cancer Society volunteers.
Advance registration is
required b' calling l-'Pt )
227-2345. :
Old glasses wanted
The Nassau County
Volunteer Center, in partner-
ship with the Lions Club of
Fernandina Beach, is collect-
ing used and about-to-be dis-
carded eyeglasses, sunglass-
es and hearing aids for use
inr developing countries to
improve the quality of-life.
Currently, there is an urgent
need for these items.
Drop off your old glasses
or hearing aids at the
Nassau County Volunteer
Center, 1303 Jasmine St.,
Suite 104A. For information
or to volunteer, stop in the
office, call 261-2771, or email
Schooner tours
Free and open to the pub-
lic, educational "Steelaway"
schooner tours are offered
the first Saturday of each
month from noon until 5
p.m. The vessel is located in
downtown St Marys, Ga.
For information visit
m or call (919) 704-0630..
VFWPost meets
The Byrd-Wallace Post
No. 4351 Veterans of
Foreign Wars, the Men's
Auxiliary and Ladies
Auxiliary monthly meeting
is the second Monday of
every month at the Post,
located at 96086 Wade's
Place, under the Shave
Bridge. The general meeting
begins at 6:30 p.m. Contact
VFW Post 4351 at (904) 432-
8791 for information.
Aviation club
The Friends of Fernan-
dina Aviation (FoFA) is a
501 (c) 3 nonprofit organiza-
tion that promotes an appre-
* ciation for the contributions


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FRIDAY. JUNE 14, 2013 NEWS News-Leader

DUNE Continued from 1A
project after DEP officials
received complaints about it
from local residents, accord-
ing to e-mails obtained by the
News-Leader through a public
records request.
Gail Pfoh of Fernandina
Beach, who identified herself
as one of many local residents-
"utterly disappointed" by the
project, was worried about
what happened to the gopher
tortoises that reside in the smi-
lax vines removed from the
site, among other concerns.
"Excuse my perhaps igno-
rance, however, this looks to
be an outright effort to 'beau-
tify' his outdoor baror to pro-
vide additional seating and/or
parking. What 'invasive' plant
could have been so dangerous
to our PRECIOUS dunes that
would allow removal of a vital
piece of our beach? If the dan-
ger is so high as to warrant
this drastic measure surely you
would think to replace the adja-
cent dune(s)?" Pfoh's e-mail
said, in part.
The contractors on site
located gopher tortoise dens
there and made certain to pro-
tect them using fencing, Hatch
replied, adding that the smilax
vines they nest in had to be
removed because the plant
overwhelms other native
plants, including sea oats.
"I am sure that the proper-
ty owner is very interested in
the esthetic beauty of his prop-
erty and I was pleased to hear
that he was willing to spend
such a considerable amount of
money to attempt to restore
native salt tolerant grasses
back to a dune system that has
been so corrupted with inva-
sive species and over dominant
upland species, not only for the
beauty of it but for the restora-
tion of the natural habitat that
so many coastal animal and
insect species depend on for
their survival," Hatch's email
"As for replacing the adja'
cent dune, please understand
this was a privately funded
endeavor and not a state of
Florida project."
Hatch permitted the proj-

MOVIES Continued front 1A
full-time positions there, as
Swell as additional opportuni-
ties for part-time labor.
The opening of Amelia
- Station, would',not affect.oper-
ations at Amelia Island7, o'ne
of Carmike's existing theaters,
located at 1132 South 14th St.,

Field permituses
According to the state Department of Environmental
Protection, the following is a list for which beaches' field
staff may issue field permits for activities seaward of the
"Coastal Construction Control Line," or CCCL. This is a list
of typical activities and is not meant to be all-inclusive:
* Beach access stairs
* Elevated, wooden beach and dune walkover structures
* Decks, gazebos, tiki huts, not exceeding 144 square feet
* Unroofed wooden decks less than 600 square feet
attached to existing buildings.
* Concrete slabs less than 144 square feet, and under-
structure latticework
* Utility or storage sheds including understructure storage
areas not exceeding 144 square feet
* Fences/privacy walls and sidewalks
SDriveways, parking aprons and understruclure pal king
* Enclosures Io conceal cr protect solid wasle containers
* On-site sewage disposal systems
* Waler and irrigation wells
* Temporary excavation tor sub-grade ullillieS
SAsphalh street and road shoulders parking areas and
pavement not draining or disc:l.harging c.nto the Lbeach
* Recreational concrete slabs such as tennis or shuffle-
board courts
* Swimming pools undergoing progrescive srruciuial failure
* Existing wooden decks
* Beach vehicular ramp maintenance
* Placement of sand ill material installation of sand fencing
and planting of vegetation for dune 'estoralion
* Temrpoiare placement Ct sand till or sand bags to relieve
emergency conditions
* Mechanical beach cleaning activities
* Placement of sand till material and sand retention geotex-
tiles immediately landward of existing rigid c.,aslal siruc-
* Construction of temporary slruclures or aciiviliies for spi-
cial events in non-vegetated areas ,! ihe beach
* Limited grading not to exceed one vertical loot trc.m exist-
ing grade elevation landward of the fronial dune
* Landscaping not involving net excavation ol existing
grade or destruction or removal of native ?all resistant veg-
* Removal of collected windblown sediment provided ihat 1
is retained seaward of the CCCL
* Access to the beach io conduct othei autho i sized atl'ilties

ect with the "best interest" of
the environment in mind and
the work will help preserve the
dune system and native plants
and animals there, he added.
Next week, Stewart will
plant more than 1,000 sea oats,
a native plant that naturally reg-
ulates the dunes, at the site,
Hatch said, according to the
terms of his permit. Miller said
DEP staff would continue to
monitor the activity until work
there is complete.
Last Friday, Stewart called

Fernandina Beach, Mayton
"It's a nice impact to the
community when you build a
theater," he said.
Local economic officials
The new theater would
deter moviegoers from travel-
ing to River City in Jacksonville

the Fernandina Beach Police to
his restaurant, located at South
Fletcher Avenue and Sadler
Road, to sort out verbal clash-
es between his contractors and
residents recording their work.
The residents insisted
that the work was not permit-
ted and endangered native
plants and animals, while
Stewart insisted the- project,
dubbed a "dune restoration,"
actually would help the envi-

Sand help keep tax dollars here,
Rieck said.
"The presence of a movie.
complex in Yulee will make
that area more attractive to
newcomers as they look for
places to live in Northeast
Florida," he said. "I think it's an
encouraging sign of things to

No sanction
No sanctions will be levied against State
Rep. Janet Adkins, who breached ethics rules
by not properly accounting for her personal
finances, state ethics officials announced
Wednesday ..
The Florida Commission .
on Ethics found "probable '-
cause" that Adkins, of
Fernandina Beach, along with "
other lawmakers, d(lid not cor- -.
rectly inventory her invest- .
ments in 2011, saying she did idi_____
not provide enough details on Adkins
personal holdings kept in
credit unions and IRAs.
The commission chose not to punish
Adkins, who later filed an amended form dis-
closing more detailed information.

West Side Democrats
The Westside Democratic Club will meet. at
7 p.m. Tuesday at the Nassau County Building
on Mickler Street in Callahan.
There will be an update on plans for the
2014 elections. Dinner and a brief business
meeting will follow. Call (904) 879-5163 for
more information.

ANNEX Continued from IA
300 in taxes annually if the com-
plex is annexed, even taking
into* consideration a $25
decrease in county surcharges.
"We have our legal counsel
and they have their opinion,"
Blowstein said. "We have no
choice but to continue the legal
Vice Mayor Charles Corbett
said he was hearing that Palms
of Amelia residents "don't want
to pay (their) fair share of taxes
and want everyone else to pay
for (them)."
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The Blue Bag Lunches held each Wednes-
clay at noon at Democratic headquarters will
undergo a change effective Wednesday. There
will be no need to "blue bag" it as President
Deloris Gilyard will prepare and provide a
lunch. New participants to these lunches are

Summer backpack drive
The Federated Republican Women of
Nassau County will not meet in July or August.
In lieu of these meetings, FRWN asks mem-
bers and any other Republicans to assist in a
"Savor the Summer Backpack Drive" for needy
children attending school in Nassau County. It
will cost nearly $40 to purchase and "stuff'
each backpack. Donations can be sent to:
FRWN, RPO. Box 1338, Fernandina Beach, FL
Last school year there were 344 homeless
students in Nassau-Couhty. The homeless pro-
gram was able to provide just 220 backpacks
for children entering or returning to school.
Having a backpack with the necessary supplies
to begin school with will help them in achiev-
ing their education and propel them forward.
Contact FRWN at

sheet that showed taxes and
fees for four randomly chosen
condominiums at Palms of
Amelia. Three units that use
the homestead property tax
exemption will have lower
taxes and fees when annexed
into the city, according to
Gerrity's chart. Another unit
that is not homesteaded will
pay $136 more, according to
the chart.
Gerrity said he could not
calculate the 6 percent city elec-
tric franchise fee for individual
units, and his calculations also
do not include $4,000 in annual
savings to the Palms of Amelia



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Girl Scouts seek volunteers

News Leader

"Summer is a great time for
: potential volunteers to get
' involved -get identified and
: trained so they are ready to
work with troops when school
. starts up again," said Nancy
" White, director ofcommunica-
tions, and dedicated Girl Scout
: .volunteer "Miss Shelly"
Macomber is anxious to let
, potential volunteers know being
'. a irl Scout leader is not all
,: "There's work to it, no
' doubt, but you also do a lot of
Laughing and playing. You grow
Each time you see a girl light up
when she accomplishes a new
challenge. You're so proud
When they learn a new skill or
Just 'get it' all of a sudden," said
SMacomber. "When was the last
time you took a bunch of girls
camping, taught them to bake
in a box oven, sang songs
around the campfire and made
homemade bubbles and bub-
ble wands? See what you've
been missing!"
When volunteers do enlist,
Macomber will be able to set
'' them on the right track.
.I"n April 1 completed the
training to be a facilitator. I'm a
trainer who can take new vol-
unteers and teach them what
they need to get a troop started.
I am also able to teach them
camping skills so they can take
their troops camping."
Macomber was also invited
to become the service unit man-
ager secretary so she is one of
six or seven people who meet
once a month to plan activities
and keep leaders encouraged
and informed.
She'll receive even more
training this summer as she
learns the ropes for becoming
a coach who can assist new
recruits with their first troop
The dedicated leader has
been involved with Girl
Scouting since she was a just a
"I was a Scout for three
years, I was a troop helper,
leader and neighborhood chair-
man fora total of six years."
The first time for that par-

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Girl Scout leader Shelly Macomiber shows KI(acie Koen and other Yulee Scouts how to
bake in a box oven.

that were available and made
bibs, burp cloths and hats from
old T-shirts that were donated.
Sqems simple enough, but
when's the last time you tried to
teach and eight-year-old girl
how to sew?" quipped
The girls did very well, and
will put their sewing skills to
use again later this make
pillowcase dresses for a mis-
sionary project to Africa.
Macomber's troop meets
every Thursday during the
school year at the old volunteer
fire station on Miner Road in
Yulee but they're looking for a.
larger space.
She shares her Nassauville
home with husband, Mike,
their Walker hound Lemonade,
cats Momra, ,Sheelock and
Templiton and a fish named
Interested Girl Scout volun-
teers should call the Jackson-
ville Service Center at (904)
388-4653 or visit the website at
and click on "Become a

ticular activity was when her
daughters, Jessica and Becky,.
were Scouts. Then she helped
out for three years when her
granddaughter Gillyan was a
Scout. Macomber was also a
troop leader for one year.
So why is she so involved
with Girl Scouts?
"I enjoyed the experiences I
had as a Scout and loved being
a leader with my girls. The girls
and I all agreed that Gillyan
deserved the same opportunity.
The more you do in scouting,
the more you want to do!"
Girl Scouts gives girls of
every economic level a chance
to get out and do things with
peers their own age, with girls
who are older and younger, and
to learn first-hand through
experiences, said Macomber.
'Trying new things in a safe
environment does help the girls

build courage and confidence.
Those skills will eventually help
the girls to make the world a
better place."
People are well aware of the
cookies and camping aspect to
Girl Scouts, she adds, but the
girls are also involved in their
Her troop made bags for sol-
diers, participated irl the peanut
butter and jelly drive to fill cup-
boards at local food pantries,
volunteered at local animal shel-.
ters and did river, beach and
roadside cleanup.
They also completed a troop
project to make baby items for
the first girl born at Baptist
Medical Center Nassau on Oct.
.31, the birthday of Girl Scout
founder Juliet Low.
"One o.f the mothers found
simplepatterns. The girls took
turns on two sewing machines

Lifeguard W. Griffin Tyler Moses keeps an eye on swim-
mers at the MLK Recreation Center pool.

Lifeguard keeps

swimmers safe


Griffin Moses says the best
thing about being a lifeguard
is watching the kids' faces when
they get in the water for the'
first time. He enjoys teaching
them to swim so they can enjoy
the pool safely.
Trained in water safety, CPR
and the use of the automatic
external defibrillator, the dedi-
cated lifeguard spends his sum-
mer enforcing rules, striving to
keep kids safe and trying not to
lose his voice while doing so.
'It's a big responsibility.
You're not just taking care of
the little kids; you're taking care
of everybody in and around the
pool. You have to be ready to
act fast if you need to," said
A 2013 Fernanidina Beach
High School graduate, Moses
plans to continue his education
via online courses at FSCJ,
majoring in zoology and marine
biology. He hopes to pursue a

career involving animals in
some way, whether at a zoo, or
as a vet tech'6r perhaps some-
where like Sea World.
He'll work at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center once
the MLK pool closes for the
When not busy being a life-
guard, Moses goes swimming,
hangs out with friends, or
spends time with his mother
Elaine, his sister Brittany and
the family's 11 rescued cats,
Trouble, Bambi, Smoky,
Blacky, Bandit, De De, Thai,
Hisser, Pumpkin, Tibby and
The MLK Recreation Center
pool is located at 1200 Ehlm St.
Pool hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center Pool is located at 2500
Atlantic Ave. Pool hours are
noon to 7 p.m.. City residents
pay $3 to swim. Non-city resi-
dents pay $5. For additional
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Crawford Diamond means 'thousands of jobs

S Community Newspapers

Nassau County is poised to
attract thousands of jobs to
Callahan, according to Gov. Rick
Scott' and other local, state and
Federal representatives who cel-
Sebrated Crawford Diamond
Industrial Park's certification as
:. a megasite during a ceremony
Scott spoke about the state's
existing infrastructure that
could attract industry leaders
to Northeast Florida. He said
he is committed to bringing
additional industry to the area.
"Florida is ideally positioned
to be a global hub for business
and this site will allow any com-
pany to do business worldwide,"
Scott said. hi.i. like this
will help us continue to create
jobs and opportunities for
Florida families."
The 1,814-acre property lies
within the only dual rail Class I
access in Florida. The industri-
al park is located about five
miles south of Callahan.
The megasite certification is
a first for Nassau County and
one of two sites in Northeast
Floridta. 'hlie other is a portion of
Cecil Commerce Center, at the
site of the former Cecil airfield,
which was certified in 2006. No
jobs have been created at that
megasite yet.
'lI.,i, |-0L, certification pro-
vides certainty to prospective
buyers that all the preliminary
work is done and that the site is
ready for acquisition and devel-
opment," said Rayonier's chair-
man, president and CEO Paul
SBoynton. TerraPointe LLC, the
:real estate subsidiary of
Rayonier, owns the property.
"Prospective companies can
expand or relocate to Crawford
with the security of knowing
that zoning and permits are
secured, environmental and
geotechnical testing is done and
engineering work for drainage,
Utilities and transportation infria-
structure is complete."
TerraPointe and the Nassau
, County Economic Development
SBoard partnered to speed zon-
ing and entitlement processes to
prepare Crawford Diamond for
development. The site qualifies
for a 30-day permitting process
without concurrency to enable

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U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw, State Sen. Aaron Bean, Gov. Rick Scott, State Reps. Janet Adkins and Lake Ray, County Commission Chair Danny
Leeper and representatives from McCallum Sweeney Consulting and TerraPointe, LLC, a division of Rayonier, ceremonially turn dirt Tuesday at
Crawford Diamond.

companies to start development
as soon as possible.
'This is a big step forward in
our five-year strategic plan,
Nassau Tomorrow," said
NCEDB executive director
Steve Rieck. "Megasite certifi-
cation validates Crawford
Diamond's status as one of the
top industrial sites in the coun-
try. Certification is the stamp
of approval that many major
companies now require before
they'll even consider a site for
expansion or relocation, as it
signifies the site is served with
adequate infrastructure, prop-
erly zoned and relatively risk
free. With. certification com-
plete, Crawford Diamond is
sure to quickly attract large
employers to our region, help-
ing us meet Nassau
Tomorrow's goal of 3,800 jobs."
The site is approved for up to
10.5 million square feet of indus-
trial land use suitable for man-
ufacturing, assembly, ware-
housing and distribution, as well
as an inland intermodal port or
logistics center.
Nassau County Commission
Chair Danny Leeper expressed
-his appreciation for.those who

laid the megasite's groundwork.
"Crawford Diamond repre-
sents a stronger and more pros-
perous future for Nassau
County," he said. "Our county's


Vision 2032 Task Force, the
Nassau County Economic
Development Board, our
Planning and Zoning Board and
my fellow county commission-

ers are working tirelessly lo lis-
ten to our citizens and execute
our vision to create high-wage
jobs in Nassau County for cur-
rent and future generations. We

greatly appreciate the thought-
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Community 1

Musings, opinions, observa- ing here and
tions, questions, and random urged us to
thoughts on island life, take one.
Fernandina Beach and more: Well, the
Our Seaside neighborhood tours
was severely smacked by the arranged by
enormously strong wind that Kevin
some say was a tornado last McCarthy
Friday, and despite the dam- have been
aged homes, lawns, trees, etc., on a hiatus
the Fernandina Beach mainte- DAVE 'S for a spell
nance department, police, fire- WORLD while Kevin
fighters and fellow neighbors __ ....__ searched for
responded so quickly, effi- just the right
ciently and with such care and David N marine biolo-
courtesy it provided a very Scott gists to con-
bright spot in an otherwise duct them
spirit-dampening few days. and he's now got a crack new
We've lived in a lot ofgeo- crew in place as the eco-
graphicallydiverse places in shrimping excursions started
North America and Europe, again June 10 and will run
but have never experienced through Aug. 17, departing
such a caring community that every morning Monday
exhibits all the characteristics through Saturday from 10
of Mayberry and Opie and a.m. until noon. The tours are
none of those associated with being led by Justina Dacey,
Honey Boo Boo and her fami- who is pursuing a master's
ly. Thanks folks! degree in marine science at
S* Jacksonville University;
About four years ago when Lindsey Jacobs, who holds a
we lived in Atlanta, a good bachelor of science cum laude
friend came back from an from the University of Florida
Amelia Island vacation enthu- as well as having served as a
siastically gushing about the marine mammal trainer at
eco-shrimping tour she and Kings Bay Naval Base, Ga.;
her husband took while visit- and Kacie Couch, who will be

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sue a degree in marine biolo-
gy. This attractive and articu-
late trio will enable you to
experience the operation of
the Otter Trawl shrimp net
much like the nets used in th
commercial shrimp industry
and, if you want, you can be
actively involved in the
process of deploying and
retrieving it as well as viewin,
the catch that will be dis-
played in an onboard aquari-
um with each creature identi
fied and then released back
into the wild. The tours guide
visitors through the wilder-
ness setting that surrounds
Amelia Island including
Cumberland Island National
Seashore, the Tiger islands
and Tiger basin and the Fort
Clinch Ecological Preserve.
According to McCarthy, our
salt marshes are some of the
most productive ecosystems
on Earth, providing a nursery
for all of the sea creatures th.
are native to these waters. H(
says the summer months are
the most productive as the
waters teem with life and dui
ing a tour visitors might wit-
ness the annual arrival of sur

mer guests including local dol-
e phins that are giving birth,
manatees that have migrated
from the freshwater rivers in
South Florida into our salt
marsh creeks to mate and
g give birth, as well as sea tur-
tles and an abundance of
shore birds. More than 1,000
Atlanta area students and hun-
dreds of Lake City kids have
e taken advantage of special '
field-trip tours for students but
for some reason in the 13
years he's run these not one
single Nassau County school
has participated despite
Kevin's offer of special rates
and even boarding kids with
economic hardship for free.
That's like living in Paris and
never visiting the Louvre.
y What's up with Nassau school-
at marms? Ticket prices for
e tours are $27 for those 13 and
over and $17 for children 12
years of age and under. Tick-
ets can be purchased online at
n- or by calling 261-9972.
If you like pizza with a' real-
ly thin and crispy crust, then
you're gonna love Tony's New
York Style Brick Oven Pizza
on Sadler Road next to Publix,
served up by pizza maker
Mark Keller, who you can
-watch knead and spin the
dough as you're seated at the
bar sipping $1.50 special
draughts, munching on a cou-
ple of slices while chatting
with affable restaurant manag-
er, and Tony's brother, Joey
Zori. If you order more than
$10 worth and don't want to
go get it, they deliver. Call 'em
at 277-7661.or 277-7019 and
check out the menu at www.
Does Uncle Louis have
bats in his belfry and has Aunt
Ethel gone a little sqcuirrely?
Well, former restaurateur
Nick Hartley may have just
what you're looking for to sort
out that situation. Hartley has
founded a local firm called '
Kritt R Done, an organization
that can rid any home, office
or other facility of unwanted
animal.pests. Hartley and his
associates promise to liberate
your site of wildlife including,
but-not limited to, raccoons,

opossums, armadillos, birds,
snakes, bats, feral cats,
skunks, squirrels, rats, foxes,
as well as dead animals that
may be hidden between walls
or elsewhere. They handle
wildlife prevention, home
inspections, exclusionary sys-
tems, trapping and removal,
all done while taking great
pains not to harm the animals
and without poisons. Hartley
is a fellow who knows a thing
or two about animals and the
construction business with a
background as an animal con-
trol officer, dog trainer, a reg-
istered trapper and more than
10 years in the building indus-
try. So if you've got critters
you want to keep out or get
rid of other than a pesky
mother-in-law, Hartley is cur-
rently running a $25 special
and will inspect your house
and yard pointing out proper-
ty damage, entry points,
future problems and give an
estimate of services needed
and their cost. And don't call
the fire department when
your cat gets stuck in a tree,
they won't come, but Nick
will, and he also plucks ani-
mals out of gardens or else-
where and his new organiza-
tion is licensed through the
state of Florida and the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC). Check him out at', call him
at 557-1917 or email him at

Take a look at your phone
bill and scan that long list of
taxes, surcharges and fees
that are listed on the second
or an attached page. See that
item called "Universal Service
Charge?" Know what it's for?
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phone and their bill. Mine
averages about two bucks a
month. Because of it anybody
out there on welfare, food
stamps, Medicaid, etc., is
"entitled" to a fi'ee landline or
cell phone and according to
National Review magazine
some people are obtaining
multiple phones on our dime
with drug dealers snapping up
as many cell phones as they
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ask your neighbor to pick up
the tab.
When's the last time the
boss called a meeting with
you and your fellow employ-
ees and suggested that prior.
to your vacations that you
should "make good deci-
sions," in others words don't
get arrested for brawling,
doing drugs, animal abuse,
beating your wife, DUI, etc.?
Probably never, because it
wasn't necessary as you and
your co-workers are responsi-
ble adults or you wouldn't be
employed by any reputable
firm. But if you're a member
of the Jacksonville Jaguars
football team, that's what the
boss says he does. While
reporting on Jaguar Maurice
Jones-Drew's alleged sucker-
punching of a restaurant secu-
rity guard in St. Augustine in
May, the Jacksonville Times-
Union (June 5) says Head
Coach Gus Bradley compli-
mented the players for listen-
ing to the "make good deci-
sions" message he delivered
prior to their break and then
after the break said "great job,
guys" apparently because only
one -Jones-Drew made
headlines. How pathetic is it
that a group of grown men,
some earning millions of dol-
lars a year, need to be lectured
like prisoners going on a work.
release program? Due to the
thuggish behavior of many of
the players along with the
apologetic sycophant sport
writers the sport is fast losing
its appeal to me.
Joe Parrish, who along
with wife Morgan runs
O'Kane's and the Courtyard
Pub on Centre Street tells me
that a Sunday brunch with
entertainment has been
kicked off at the Courtyard
Pub from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m.
with John Springer on the
piano bar inside and Gabe
Arnold outside playing the
sax. Drink specials will be
three-buck bloody marys and
mimosas, and the menu fea-
tures homemade corned beef
hash, patty melts, reubens,
shrimp Ind gritsfret'ch toh;t
a breakfast burrito and more.
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Barking ui

Social media is a great thing. It has put a
new face on mass communications, which is a
good thing.
Environmental watchdogs also are a good
thing. They're often the first line of defense
against issues that could spell community dis-
aster. The rapid response via social media can
marshal forces to lake action before things get
too far along.
But sometimes community watchdogs and
social media combine to bark up the wrong
tree. When that.happens, thte innocent suffer.
Good example? Sliders Seaside Grill here
in Fernandina Beach. Owner. George Stewart.
noticed that the seaside portion of his proper-
ty bordering the ocean had been overtaken by
vegetation that had choked out all the sea oats
and other seaside vegetation. What appeared
to be a sand dune on his property wasn't a
sand dune, but a tangled mess of asparagus
fern and smilax vines that had piled up layer
after layer into a big hump. Stewart noted that
the other coastal vegetation had been crowded
out and so he contacted the Florida
Department of Environmental.Protection and
offered to do something about it.
Asparagus fern is an invasive species. It
spreads like cancer through an underground
system of roots and tubers. Caught early
enough, it can be pulled out by hand and elimi-
nated from the landscape. Allowed to become
established, it becomes a gargantuan chore to
get rid of it and it eventually smothers other
Smilax isn't an invasive species but many,
including the DEP, consider it a nuisance vine.
There are numerous varieties of it. .It propa-
gates much the same way as asparagus fern.


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like s
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can b
at firsa
look o
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the p
Joe Palmer than
dozer scrape away the
the plants, vines and r
installing an irrigation
done, and replacing th
oats, railroad vines and
species recomiaended
Smilax isn't even on th
Department of Agricu
Resources Conservatic
gested native plants fo
tion. Yeah, gopher tort
there's plenty of other
Stewart won enviro
tion awards for saving
his Village Inn and Pu
Ga., and for his work o
this project last week.
hit the fan. Fanned by
which claimed that he
his ocean view, enviro
people got up in arms

wrong tree
olific system of deep tially being one of them. That is, until I looked
Stubers and nodules into it myself.
:rowds out vegetation Stewart's project deserves accolades, not
3ea oats, railroad vine, condemnation. Sliders already has wide open
that contributes to a views and this project won't change that. In
hy dune system. Like addition, the fast-growing sea oats to be
>us asparagus fern, it planted there will cause a dune to build up as
)e eliminated fairly easy sand accretes around them. So if Stewart's
st. Once it takes over, plan is to better his view, causing a sand dune
out. to arise there seems counterproductive., does-
ewart, working with the n't it?
and getting all required I've talked to Stewart myself and found him
iits, decided to pay for to be honest and transparent. He has photos
project himself rather that prove there wasn't a dune there to begin
seek grants. Part of the with. He's more than happy to show them to
ess required having a anyone who inquires.
layer of sand holding But that's the problem with social,
oots. The next step is media. Too often, the cat gets let out of
system, which he's the bag without anyone taking into considera-
ie other stuff with sea tion what it will do with its newfound
d other dune enhancing freedom.
I by experts in the field. Sliders and George Stewart have been
ic list of the U.S. wronged. There's no need to cry wolf because
lture's Natural there isn't one. People who are outraged
on Service list of sug- should talk to him and see and hear what he
)r coastal dune restora- has to say before condemning him and dis-
toises eat some but rupting workers and Sliders' business, as
forage in a healthy dune some did. Police had to be called to make
some leavehis property, and rightly so, I
mentall and preserva- might add. It's called trespassing.
and preserving trees at George Stewart isn't an environmental
b on St. Simons Island, enemy. He's a genuine environmental ally.
on Sliders. So he started Those castigating him mean well, but they're
The stinky stuff quickly wrong this time. Any of us who bought into
social media sites, the outcry, and that includes me, owes the
Swas doing it to enhance man an apology. I've made mine and I hope
mentally concerned others will, too.
about iL I confess to ini- '


Storm response
We arrived home Thursday night
after the storm hit our neighborhood.
Luckily no one was hurt but there was
quite a bit of tree damage. My wife
and I as always found neighbors help-
ing neighbors, city employees out help-
ing residents and the police in addi-
tion to their traffic duties helping with
the cleanup. Everyone pitched in to
get the mess cleaned up. City employ-
ees, Advanced Disposal crews and
neighbors worked through Sunday
cleaning up. It's great to live in a com-
munity where everyone pitches in
when there is a problem but that's
Fernandina and why we live here.
Thanks everyone.
Don Jordan
Fernandina Beach

To our "Beach Walk" neighbors -
friends. What a treasure you all are to
us. The recent tornado that touched
down in our subdivision was softened
by the extreme kindness".of Ken%
Morselarider and Nick Gillette to aid in
the cleaning of downed limbs and
trees. The knocking on our door to
see if we needed help. Our neighbor,
Keith, who has helped us a thousand
times. A big thank you to all of "Beach
Walk" residents and personally to our
thoughtful and caring neighbors who
sent over delicious meals to us in the
past. Our heartfelt thank you. You are
all a ray of sunshine.
Bette and Woody Kallas
Fernandina Beach
Atornado paid a surprise visit to our
neighborhood last week. In less than
a minute, it leveled dozens of large
oak trees and did serious damage to a
number of homes. Minutes after the
twister left, city police and firefighters
were here, quickly followed by per-
sonnel and equipment from the streets,
utilities, maintenance and sanitation
departments. The city crews had the
roads open by nightfall and worked
through the weekend to clear tons of
storm debris.
We would like to publicly thank all
of the city employees for their rapid
response and hard work.
Carl Winner, President
Seaside Homeowners
Fernandina Beach

Sliders is out of control.
We have lived next to Sliders part-
time for over 16 years.
The last two years Sliders has
changed from a restaurant to a bar.
Which has become a real problem for
us who live next door.
1) They are breaking the noise ordi-
nance every day and night. They have
full bands that are amplified music
playing everyday and night which goes
way over the 100-foot code ordinance.
Then the noise the customers make is
way over the 25-foot limit set in the
noise ordinance!!
We have talked or emailed the com-
missioners, the police and the owner to
no avail. Seems like no one cares
what they do. We just want them to
stay within the noise limits set by our
Seems like they can break all the
ordinances they want, building codes,
noise ordinances and now the destrIuc-
tion of the dunes ("Dune work per-

emitted, protesters not swayed," June
S We asked they put up a sound bar-
rier to help with the noise. The owner
told us it would take about eight
months to do anything, as they have to
go through a few agencies. So we
asked him to move the bands inside,
which he has plenty of room for, and
pipe the music outside at a controlled
level. That was months ago and still the
music is blaring.
The owner George Stewart also
told us to call the manager when the
noise was too loud and they would
turn it down, and if a band continued
to play too loud.they. would not return
(and I have the text to prove it). But the
same bands play over and over and
just as loud and we would have to call
every night. So it became very clear
the owner just doesn't care.
After a few weeks of doing this we
realized it wasn't going to work. They
would turn the music down (still above
the noise code restrictions) and then
*aftev'the .first break it goes up again.
Sometimes we had to call 2-3 times a
night and still nothing happens, we
gave tip trying.
They built a bar outside and have
expanded the outside seating area.
They have customers sitting inches
from the property line yelling and
screaming and using foul language,
which we also have on file.
The last straw was when they
recently destroyed the dune behind
the property. Who gave them permis-
sion to level 30 feet of dunes?? We have
endangered gopher tortoises living in
this area. This-is beyond despicable!
Talk about really not caring, well,
unless it's making money!
When does this stop, when does
someone monitor them? Why are they
allowed to break every code we have
on the island? Come on commission-
ers, code enforcers, police officers, do
you jobs that we pay you to do!
We have a right to enjoy our home
and now they have destroyed the
dunes -when does this stop? When do
they get fined for breaking the law
instead of a pat on the hand?
Nancy Loomis
Fernandina beach

Great time fishing
I want to recognize some good
work being done in the community by
the Nassau Bassmasters Club. On
Saturday, I had the pleasure of attend-
ing their Youth Fishing Tournament
held at a private pond in Nassauville.
Club President Roger Linville and his
associates provided (everything nec-
essary to spend over three hours
watching my granddaughter and a
large number of youngsters have a
great time. They provided poles, tack-
le, bait and refreshments, including
grilled hot dlogs. At the end of the tour-
nament, they gave trophies for the
largest number of fish caught to the lopt)
4-5 anglers in each of several age
groups and a trophy for the largest
fish caught. They also handed out
prizes, like brand new rod/reel combos
and other fishing-related amenities, to
all the youngsters in attendance. It was
fun watching these guys interact with
the kids and you ouuld tell they were
proud of their hobby, no doubt trying
to pass on their love of the sport to a
younger generation.
My thanks go out to Roger, the
entire Nassau Bassmasters Club, the

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businesses that donated prizes and the where to donate your hard-earned dol-
owner of the pond. I look forward to lars. Our taxpayer dollars already are
next year and hope to bring my three handed out from Washington to
other grandchildren. Planned Parenthood! Remember, in
Ed Sherer our society today we have enacted laws
Yulee which prohibit the disturbing of a tur-
tle's nest while at the same time we
Barnabas and abortion allow a doctor to kill babies at the same
S"stage of life" as those turtles you
The News-Leader article titled "New might disturb in the nest. Dare I men-
Weaver commitment to aid Barnabas" tion the Kermit Gosnell trial and the
(June 5) is quite an eye-opener. Sure, expose we have seen from other abor-
most local people easily recognize tion providers around the country? Let
' Barnabas as-being "a huge supporter your conscience be your guide but I
of Nassau County's most vulnerable can tell you, as I hold a sign on the.
citizens in crisis" per the article, yet if sidewalk in front of an abortion "dclin-
a person visits the barnabasfernandi- ic" in Jacksonville as those pregnant website, you may find some- moms drive by- the "Smile your Mom
thing a bit "troubling." Before telling Chose Life" sign most often these
you what causes many people concern, women cover their face or cannot bear
I refer you to a Gallup Poll in which the to look at the sign I hold. Yet draw
question was asked: "With respect to your own conclusions.
the abortion issue, would you consid- Kenneth Dalton
er yourself to be pro-choice or pro- Fernandina Beach
life?" 45 percent answered pro-choice ,
while 48 percent answered pro-life. Go BootS OIn The Ground
to the Barnabas website and you will PokerRun'
find when it comes to helping a woman
who has become pregnant, Barnabas The "Boots on the Ground Poker
has provided as a contact Planned Run" is Saturday, June 15, beginning
Parenthood, this country's largest and endingat American Legion Post 54
provider of abortions at over 330,000 in Fernandina Beach. Kickstands up at
per year. Not one contact for an organ- 11 a.m.
ization that offers help to pregnant Proceeds will help Mothers of
women! Would the folks at Barnabas America's Military Fallen Spc. Kelly
list the contact information for the J Mixon Foundation complete the
Woman', Resource Center of Nassau, memorial "Boots On T'he Ground -
or their main Woman's .Resource America Remembers" and begin trav-
Center in Jacksonville? How about con- eling to towns across America.
tact information for either of the two Families and friends of America's fall-
women's help centers in Jacksonville? en have joined hands nationwide in
Or the other two help centers in donating worn boots in honor of every
Jacksonville? hero. A small team of mothers metic-
In all fairness, Barnabas did list a ulously created over 7,000 pictures of
Nassau County help center number the fallen including their name and
yet they have been closed for over two rank, branch of service, age, home-
years and the number disconnected, town, date of death and conflict.
When asked to remove the abortion Mothers of AMF purchased over 7,200
provider from their website, the flags for each and every boot. All pro-
request was refused. Barnabas could ceeds from "Boots on the Ground" will
not agree to remove an abortion pro- help fund costs associated with prepar-
viding agency from their website for ing thousands of military combat, law
"fear" of offending those who hold a dif- enforcement and firefighter bunker
fering opinion. Well, according to the boots in honor of American heroes
Gallup Poll, and other statistics, more who perished on September 11 and
people have become pro-life than are during 01F, OEF, OND. The memori-
pro-choice, though almost evenly split, al will debut on Oct. 19 along Atlantic
So why would an agency so supportive Avenue for the 2nd Annual Boots On
of helping those in need and receiving The Ground Heroes Run.
donations from many pro-life and Proceeds from the poker run will be
Christian churches throughout the applied specifically to each of the fol-
community take such a "stand" against lowing areas:
life? You will have to ask Barnabas for 1. Print and lamination of each fall-
the answer, en hero's picture with clips for every
Don't get me wrong, Barnabas is a boot.
huge asset to our community. Yet there 2. 300 heavy-duty plastic contain-
are also many other groups and'organ- ers which will house 25 boots per con-
izations that also reach out and help the tainer.
most vulnerable citizens in Nassau Additional information can be found
County. I urge at least all you "pro-lif- at Mothers of America's Military
ers" out there to choose carefully Fallen Spc. KellyJ Mixon Foundation

w e b s i t e n ual-,
Julie Mixon Bargeron-
St Marys, Ga.
GMOsand the
OK, this goes out to the analyst:
Who was on Sunday night's "Stossel"
show by Fox News saying GMO.
(genetically modified organisms)
foods are safe. Please explain why the
FDA and the USDA refuse to make':
companies label GMO products. Also-
please explain why countries like.:
China and Japan refuse to buy our
corn, wheat, soy and milk?
That's because they are genetically
According to the world cancer
research fund international, the United:
States has the seventh highest can-:
ce" rate than any other country in the
world. Independent food scientists':
who have studied and ran tests on-
GMOs believe it's because of the
chemicals that are in the foods we eat.i
I've learned that organic foods are so-
expensive because of the loopholes
and licensing you are required to carry-
by the FDA and the USDA. I ask any-
one who reads this to ask yourself,.
"Do you feel comfortable eating pro-..
duce that produces its own insecli-7.4
cides due to it being genetically mod-
ified? Without knowing the side effects-.
of the chemicals. Do you feel conm-
fortable letting your kids eat it?" I
know I don't.
Companies like Monsanto who.'
have the FDA and the USDA in their
pockets will stop anyone that gets in:
their way. Just ask the farmers who try
and sell organic foods and meats fron$i
grass-fed livestock.
I encourage everyone who is con-.
cerned to watch two movies callec
"Food Inc." and "Farmageddon."
They're both on Netflix. You will see-
real-life farmers who are under sulIch -
microscope by the FI)A and USDI)A,
who refuseto sell non-GM() foods ;iMd,
the harassment they receive for doing
In the end, .this is America, and
everyone is entitled to,their right of
choice, but remember one thing: We
must live with our choices and deci-
sions that we make in life.
tistics/can cerfreq uen cy.p lip;-
neered-food/; m/arli-:
cle/2013/05/30/us-wheat-asia-idUSl .3
Ralph Brown





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SThe American Legion Auxiliary Unit 54 was chartered on June 2, 1923. A 90th anniversary celebration washeld for Unit 54's members on Saturday, May 11. Included among
' the guests were Department of Florida President Peggy Hearlson, above right, who grew up in Fernandina, 5th District President Robin Combs from Jacksonville and Venita
"t Durham of Yulee, above center, who has been a member of Unit 54 for 70 years. Cathy Dopson, above left, received an award for her dedication to veterans. In the past year
This Unit has volunteered more than 1,090 hours, driven over 7,500 miles and donated more than $4,500 towards the veterans, their families and the children and young peo-
ple in our community. If you would like to be a part of this organization, check the website for eligibility requirements.


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jWM r Sarah Pelican presentz a proucLimation at the .lune 4 city cdtommis-.sion meeting .. ',
dto Fernandina Beach Fire Engineer Adam Loud, recognizing Loud for his rescue of
four swimmers from a dangerous rip current at Main Beach Park on May 15.

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Marie Santry, left,
Amelia Island Chapter
Regent of the Daughters
of the American
Revolution, speaks to the
audience after accepting
a proclamation from
Mayor Sarah Pelican,
proclaiming today, June
14, 2013, as "National
Flag Day," and the week
of June 10, 2013, as
"National Flag Week,"
,during a city:commission
meeting at City Hall
June 4.

enter in temporary digs
now owned by the Barnabas Club to collect old eyeglasses
Center. The Volunteer Center and sunglasses for the needy
can now be found in Suite D and is about to begin the
for those volunteers, donors annual GOKIDS school sup-
and guests who visit in per- ply campaign for needy
son. Mail may still le sent to Nassau County students for
1303 Jasmine St., Suite A, the next school year.
Fernandina Beach, Florida Visit www.volunteernas-
32034., call 261-2771, stop by
Currently, the center is 1303 Jasmine St., Suite D, or
partnering with the Lions visit them on Facebook.

Micah's Place marks 10 years

Micah's Place is celebrat-
ing 10 years of operating as
Nassau County's Certified
Domestic Violence Shelter.
If you have served as a
Micah's Place board member,
volunteer, auxiliary member,
or have contributed in helping
to keep its doors open,
Micah's Place is looking for
your help.
There are many ways to do
this. Contribute your personal
stories, so Micah's Place can

capture its rich history and
honor those who laid the
foundation. There is also a
need for volunteers and spon-
sors to help ensure the event
is a success. The celebration
is set for Nov. 9 at Omni
Amelia Island Plantation.
For details or to partici-
pate, contact Kelly Monti,
project coordinator, via email
(preferred) at projectcoordi- or
491-6364, ext. 102.

Dinner Network needs your help
S The all-volunteer Yulee serve a hot meal to 50 people.
Interfaith Dinner Network To help, contact the network
needs (he community's help at, 556-
to continue to provide hot, 2496, or send donations to
healthy meals to adults and The Coalition for the
children experiencing hunger Homeless, PO. Box 16123,
in our community. Just $25 Fernandina Beach, FL 32035.
provides enough meat to Put YIDN in the memo line.


Tulane University
awarded degrees to more
than 2,800 graduates on May
18, 2013, in the Mercedes-
Benz Superdome in New
Orleans. Local student John
D. Jennings of Fernandina
Beach graduated from the
Tulane University School of
Public Health and Tropical.
Medicine with a master of
public health degree.
The ceremony featured
His Holiness the 14th Dalai
Lama, spiritual leader of
Tibet, as keynote speaker.
Honorary degree recipients
included U.S. Poet Laureate
Natasha Trethewey and leg-
endary musicians Allen

Toussaint and Dr. John.
Jennings and fellow class
members were honored at
the ceremony, which included
all the pomp and circum-
stance of a traditional com-
mencement but with a New
Orleans twist, including her-
ald trumpets and a second-
line jazz procession.
Jacob Carry Alderman
of Yulee has been recognized
on the dean's list at Norwich
University for the spring 2013
Emory Eugene Win-
gard of Yulee graduated from
LaGrange College's 182nd
commencement with a B.A.
degree in computer science.




FRIDAY, JUNE 14,2013/News-Leader


Spots with watery edges on this viburnum leaf indi-
cate a bacterial blight

Stressed plants

at risk for blight

Q .What is causing these mark but-
.spots o my vibur'um terfly vary
shrub? KT in color
A I am glad you brought from rusty
.a clipping of the leaves, orange to
to one 9f the plant clinics we orange-.
conduct twice a month. The brown-and
'spots in my, photo have a AA' have
watery edge around the metallic
Spot, which indicates the silver lines
Possibility of bacterial blight. GARDEN on the
Generally bacteria will TALK wings,
stay confined within the net- _. ._ which is
like veins of the leaves,. where the
Bacteria are normally pres- BeckyJordi family gets
ent on plant surfaces and the corn-
will onlycause problems mon name "metalmarks."
when conditions are favor- In Connecticut,
able for their growth and Pennsylvania and New
multiplication. These condi- Hampshire the yellow thistle
tions include high humidity,' is considered endangered
crowding and poor air circu- and it is a thi eatened species
nation around plants, in Rhode Island 'It is inter-
Overhead irrigation of plants testing the same can provide a film of water sidered a noxious weed in,
on the leaves where bacteria Arkansas and Iowa.
can multiply. Yotr identified the plant
Too much, too little or Q I brought iri to your
irregular watering can put (,lC r_ as an Irnvasive plant,
plants under stress and may the Chinesqwisteria. But I
predispose them to bacterial love the purple flowers. I
infection. Other conditions removed it but do you have a
that produce stress include" suggestion for a vine I could
low light intensity, fluctuat- use to replace it? NC
ing temperatures, poor soil A .People are goingto
drainage, heavy layers of N think I put you up-to
mulch, deficient or exces- asking me this question but
sive nutrients. I am going press onward
Prune infected leaves, anyway! American, wisteria is
but avoid excessive handling the best alternative as it is a,
of diseased plants. Clean native vine. It is not nearly
pruning shears between as aggressive as' the Chinese
each cut otherwise the dis- variety nor is the flower
ease will be transferred.from q.tlil.,: U1rge but I b,:.lieve it
oti e.planor-nta'Htiher'Ifhfdre i.just as beauLiful
than 6ne third of the plant is Aici. anl WVi-tria,
involved, prune infected Wisteria frutescens, is occa-
Sleaves over a period of time, :sionally found growing in
since removing too many stream and river.margins,
" leaves al one time will put and in wet hammocks from
the plant under further the northern counties south
stress. to the central peninsula of
I If the disease is systemic' Florida. American wisteria
and has spread throughout blooms in the spring and
the plant, affecting the usually occurs in wetlands
stems as well as the leaves, although it has been known
the plant most likely will not to grow in non-wetland
recover. We recommend areas.
destroying the plant to pre- In Florida, American wis-
vent spread of the bacteria teria is an uncommon native
to healthy plants. plant, unlikethe common
Q. What are the large invasive plant, Chinese wis-
..weeds I have been see- teria. My sons actually pur-
ing along the sides'of the -". chased one last year for me
road near pastures and as a mother's day gift and it
wooded areas? Some of the is growing on an arbor by
flowers are white and others my mailbox. Those of you
are purple. MM who know me also know I
IA.I think you might be do not keep itwet. It has
*. referring to a thistle already bloomed twice this
possibly the yellow thistle year -, lovely! It makes me
that can be about 2-2.5 feet smile every time I see it
tall. The leaves are long and Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFAS
have prickly spines along County Extension Director for
the margins or edges. I feel Nassau County and Nassau
fairly certain it belongs to County Horticulture Agent
the genus Cirsium. The flow- III, is a University of Florida
ers can be white, pink or faculty member. Extension
purple, locations are the satellite
Yellow thistle is a bienni- office at the County Building
al, which means it puts up in Yulee and the main
leaves the first season, then. Extension Office in Callahan.
flowers and seeds the sec- The UF/IFAS Nassau County
ond season. This plant is the Demonstration Garden is
larvae plant of the metal located at the James S. Page
mark butterfly along with Governmental Complex and
other plants in the.aster fam- demonstrates best manage-
ily. The little metalmark, ment practices for Northeast
Calephelis virginiensis, is one Florida. Mail questions to
of the tiniest butterflies but Garden Talk, c/o Rebecca
it is one of the South's most Jordi, Nassau County
beautiful. It is the only Extension, 543350 US 1,
metalmark found in the 6allahan, FL 32011. Visit
southeastern coastal plain,
The wings of the little metal- rljordi@)

Amelia Island Wine Festival
is pleased to announce that
Catherine Goolsby of Decatur,
Ga., will showcase her one-of-a-
-kind custom jewelry at the
event Oct. 13 at Omni Amelia
Island Plantation.
Having worked with metals
since before 1999, Goolsby has
spent the last decade primarily
focused on the fabrication of art
jewelry. Her forte is designing
jewelry in sterling silver with
semi-precious and precious
stones to create unique func-
tional artworks that excite and
dazzle collectors.
The Transformed Collec-
tion, for which Goolsby is best
known, incorporates the free
flowing nature of fabric into
metal, creating works that
reveal an intentional, non-sym-
metric and tensionless rhythm.
These are all one-of-a-kind
pieces that are made using an
acetylene torch and take any-
where from 12 to 15 hours to
The Ribbon Bracelet, which
looks like it is dancing around
the wrist, shimmers in texture
and is solid sterling silver, as is
the ring, which mirrors the
shimmer texture and draped
fabric look. The collection also

artist loins Wine Festival

Jewelry artist Catherine Goolsby's "Ribbon Bra
which looks like it is dancing around the wrist,
among the pieces featured by her at the Amelia
Wine Festival in October.

features earrings, copper with
Turquoise speckled patina and
sterling posts.
Tickets are now on sale for
this year's 'Taste the Southern
Hemisphere," showcasing
award-winning wines from the
premier growing regions of
Argentina, Chile, Australia, New

Zealand and Soutli
Oct. 12, among the r
oaks and reflective
the Shops of On
Island Plantation.
Visitors will be a
along the Wine W,
wines from over 20 v
talk with industry

tives, all without a passport or
jetlag. All wines will be stocked
at the Wine Tent where you can
purchase a bottle or a case to
prolong the pleasure long after
you return home.
Visitors who purchase a
Wine Ticket will also be able to
enjoy food tasting from sever-
Sal local restaurants in the
Restaurant Court. The Wine
Walk is open to everyone to
shop for artisan-crafted treas-
ures, from table art to functional
pottery, handmade glass motives
and vases, hand-turned rare
wood vases and pepper .mills,
unique bottle stoppers and wine
accessories, hand-painted
stemware; and Goolsby's jew-
icelet," Visitors can also wander
will be down the Wine Walk to the
i Island award-winning Amelia Farmers
Market with its selection of
farm-direct fruits and vegeta-
bles harvested just before mar-
h Africa on ket day and specialty tropical
noss-draped and landscaping plants and gar-
e lagoon at den flowers. The market will be
nni Amelia open its normal hours Saturday
from 9 am.-1 p.m. Visit www.
ible to stroll For
alk, sample festival details and ticket infor-
viheries and nation visit www.ameliawine.
representa- corn or call 491-4872.


On June 17 County Exten-
sion Director/Horticulture
Extension Agent Becky Jordi
wiUl conduct a Plant Clinic
from 10 am. until 2 p.m, at
the Yulee Extension Office.
(ALA and Pages Dairy Road).
All county residents areinvit-
ed to bring plant samples
showing problems in their
landscapes. Problems will be
identified and solutions
offered. For information call

(904) 879-1019. Master
Gardeners are on phone duty
Friday, at 491-7340.
Native plants
Florida Native Plant Soci-
ety, Ixia Chapter, will meet
June 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the
Regency Square Library, 9900
Regency Square Blvd,, Jack-
sonville. The program "Going
' Native: The Transformation
of Home Landscapes from '
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ing is free and open to the
public. Visit http://ixia.fnps or call (904)
655-2550 for information.
Garden Social
Fernandina Mulch &
Stone, 474389 SR 200, just
west of the Shave Bridge, will
host a complimentary Garden
Social on June 27 from 4:30-
5:30 p.m. -
The Garden Social will be
an opportunity for local ama-

teur gardeners who have a
passion to know more about
landscaping and gardening to
gather, socialize and learn.
There wilibe refreshments,
and the experts will share fun
Sand creative ideas, recipes,
garden d6cor and outdoor
entertaining tips. This event
is open to the public. To regis-
ter visit '
19aonlk. Visit www.fernandi-, call 261-7177 or
email Judy@Fernandina

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and crown molding throughout. HOA fees include: Cable TV,
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The Vida Race Series fifth annual Independence
5k will take place on the Omni AmeliaIsland
Plantation Resort July 4. A favorite of runners, par-
ticipants can rufn or walk through the shaded tree-
canopied resort
A one-mile youth fun run will be held immedi-
ately after the 5K is finished so pint-size junior fami-
ly members can join in the fun.
*.This year's race: will be chip-timed. The courses
, will begin and end at the Omni Amelia Island
Plantation Racquet Park par-king lot, next to the
Verandah Restaurant at 6800 First Coast Hwy.

Check-in and day-of registration is from 6:45-
7:45 a.m. The races begin at 8 a.m.; youth fun run
begins at 9 a.m.
Awards wil be given $o the top overall male and
female and the top two male and female winners in
14 age categories. All children in the one-mile run
get an award for.finishing. "
Pre-register by mail (forms can be found on-; in person at the Health
& Fitness Center or the McArthur Family YMCA;
or register online at
Cost is $25 per adult; $15 per child (12 and

under). Make checks payable to Vida Fitness. Pre-
registration closes at 9 a.m. July 3.
For day-of registration, checks and cash only
will be accepted. All pre-registered participants will
receive a goody bag, which will include one race T-
shirt and surprises from race sponsors.
Sponsors of the Vida Race Series Independence
5K include Vida Fitness, Omni Amelia Island
Plantation, the McArthur Family.YMCA and
Gifting 365.
SFor information,-call Sean at 415-1429 or email
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Ben Venerdi's commit-
ment to Oberlin College was
a decision he knew would
shape more than just his col-
lege career. It would 'be the
foundation for his next 40
His determination to p}ay'
football at the collegiate level
led to his decision to join
Iqecr-uitihg, an
recruiting net-
work that pro-
vides student-
athletes with
the opportuni-
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their recruit-
ing process.
Venerdi has demonstrated
the true meaning of "student-
athlete." Earning a.3.71
grade-point average at
Fernandina Beach High -
School, he is a member of the.
National Honor Society,
honor roll and Best Buddies
and he also volunteers with
.Special Olympics.
Venerdi plans to pursue a
degree at the university locat-
ed in Princeton, N.J.
As a three-year varsity
football player, Venerdi not
only performed on the field
Sas a defensive back but also.
ran four years of track on the
varsity team.
The former FBHS Pirate,
will play for the Oberlin
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Elm Street girls softball wraps up
Elm Street Little League months' break and fall ball .'.'ii'. ..
girls softball finished up its girls softball registrations will .''' :. ',
spring season Saturday with a begin in September," Puca '.*' *.:'"'''." ,
loss to the Yulee Riptides. said. 'There is a lot of mo-' .. .,' ''('.,.. '
Overall this was the best mentum with the sport of "' ,f
season yet, according to girls softball here in Fernan: "1 '
Coach Mark Puca. dina Beach and the program
'This spring season was can use all the help and sup- ;.I
the first entire season the .port we can get." ..
ladies were, able to play all of Any giils interested in
hefrt niesao thehoroemaegt game V 1
the home games on Joe playing girls softball at any "
Velardi Field since the field age or anyone interested in B.
upgrades were made to, make coaching, sponsoring, umpir- _
to field safe for both softball ing or just helping may con-
players aid spectators," Puca tact Puca at (904) 238-3118 or ,
sail. mark@paxktonautomarket-
With help from Jay Mock, '
MAP Marketing, St. Michael "Special thanks to the city -.
Academy Booster Club and of Fernanlina Beach Parks '
Elm Street Little League, a and Recreation Department, '.
fundraising effort was held. city of Ferniandina Beach *
St. Michael Academy and the Maintenance Department, "
Elm Street Little League girls Florida Public Utilities, St. ,
sold raffle tickets for an iPad Michaels Catholic Church, 'L- V"'-
Mvini over the past few Burbank Nets, Elm Street ''. '
months to raise money to Liftle League, Yulee Little ;W... -
und the protective netting League, all the coaches, all. ... .".L ..' ."._.
project at the field, the girls who played and all .' ;','....
The winner of the iPad the parents who helped out .'.' .. ,
Mlini was Karol Patten of ,for a fantastic season," Puca. o..'- "' .
Fernandina Beach. said. '.. .. : '', .* "
Ladies softball in Fernan- "For some of us it's going .' "' ..
dina Beach will fire right back to be.a long few months, but -. ..- .. -
ip in July withthe FBHIS girls around September, it.will be ' '' '.
softball camp July 15-18. time once again to, 'Play ball,'
"We will take a few ladies."' The Elm Street Little League girls softball

successful spring season

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Mitchell makes it to quarterfinal in 84th amateur


S Katie Mitchell of Fernan-
Sdina Beach competed in the
SFlorida State Golf Associla-
tion's 84th annual Women's
; Amateur Championship. The
Tournament was held Satur-
day through Wednesday at
the Vero Beach Country Club
in Vero Beach.
Mitchell, a redshirt friesh-
man at the University of
Florida, defeated Shane
Crutchfield of St. Petersburg
2 and 1 in round 32 to ad-
vance. In round 16, Mitchell
defeated Emma Smyser of
Naples 5 and 4.
Mitchell was eliminated in
the quarterfinal round by
eventual champion Mallory
Viera of Howey-in-the-Hills 4
and 3.
Viera beat Kristinc
" Odaiyar of Ocala in the semifi-

Katie Mitchell of Fernan-
dina Beach, a redshirt
freshman at Florida, com-
peted in the FSGA 84th
annual Women's Amateur

nal and clinched the the tour-
nament trophy with a win
over Yuanru Yin of Orlando in
the final match, which ended
after a 20-hole battle.

viera is a senior at stetson
University. Before reaching
the.finals of the Women's
Amateur Championship, she
and Yin both endured 36
holes of stroke play to
advance to the match play
portion. After the field was
trimmed to the low 32 com-
petitors, both had to win four
matches to advance to the

NAMI tourney
The National Alliance on
Mental Illness of Nassau
County, a support, education
and advocacy non-profit or-
ganization, is hosting its third
annual Doug Morris Memor-
ial Golf Tournament at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club
June 29.
Morris, an avid golfer with
a biological brain disorder,
died in December 2009. His
mother, Hattie Morris, was

one oi tne pounding members
of the NAMI of Nassau
County in 1988.
NAMI of Nassau County is
a volunteer organization and
offers a telephone help-line,
resource material, support
groups, community aware-
ness and education as well as
funding for consumer support
The group advocates for
medical research that
advances mental health iecov-
ery ard wellness.
Hole sponsorships and
donations are being sought;
they are tax-deductible.
Call Lisa Mohn, president
of NAMI of Nassau County, at
(904) 335-0680 or e-mail nas-

The Fernandina Beach
Golf Club is participating in
the second annual "Putterpa-

looza. Every Frlday ana/or
Saturday between 8 a.m. and
2 p.m., golfers nationwide can
demo the latest Odyssey put-
Golfers who make a 10-
.foot putt can earn an Odyssey
Drain patch and players who
sink a 30-foot putt with an
Odyssey putter will win a free
round of golf.
Putterpalooza runs
through July 6. For informa-
tion visit www.billycasper-

ALS tourney
The ninth annual ALS
Amelia Island Golf Classic,
remembering John Louis
O'Day, will be held Aug. 2 at
Long Point at the Amelia
Island Club.
Tournament proceeds ben-
.efit the ALS Association,
Florida Chapter, which sup-
ports research and provides

supl)por 10to families.
Often referred to as Lou
Gehrig's disease, Amyotro- :
phic Lateral Sclerosis is a pro-
gressive aRd usually fatal neu-
romuscular disease. It slowly
robs the body of its ability to
walk, speak, swallow and
Registration and warm-up
are from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Shotgun start is at 1 p.m.
Format is a four-person
scramble.'Dinner reception-:
from 5-7:30 p.m. includes ber
and wine, raffle prizes,
awards and silent auction.
Entry fee is $150.
Contests include beat thtF
pro, hole-in-one, longest
drive, closest to the pin and.
putting contest. Awards to
first-fifth net and first and sep-
ond gross team. -
Visit www.ALSGolfAmelH.
corn, contact Mark O'Day at:
(904) 55:3-0576 or odaym25@ for information.





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FRIDAY, JUNE 14.2013 SPORTS News-Leader


Local junior "p

tennis :-
traveled to 4.
Beach for a LIVE F tI
USTA tour-
nament 1
June 1. She
-was seeded
zNo. 2 in the
under divi-
sion and
the first-s.
place tro-
phy after
beating the
top seed in
the final.


Summer tennis programming in the park is well under way. Junior camps and adult
clinics began last week and will run through the end of July. The new schedule is
available at the city of Fernandina Beach Parks and Recreation office or by mailing Betzy Mitchell and Scott Chicco, left, and tennis instructor
Rod Gibson and student Sherrie Cole, right, during a drills clinic Saturday morning.
'The Nassau County men's 7.5 doubles league had its season kickoff last week. Kraft
Players defeated Amelia National 2-1, Omni Amelia Island Plantation beat the Salty
Pelicans 2-1 and North Hampton topped Stine's Lost Boys 3-0. Play continues this
Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Sign up for Pop Warner
Registration for the 2013 Femandina
Beach Pop Warner football season is open for
all players and cheerleaders. Cost to register
is currently $100; fee goes up $150 July 1.
Practices start Aug. 1; the jamboree is slated
for Aug. 17. Board members, coaches and
volunteers are needed.
For information, contact President Spur-
geon Richardson at 583-2598 or spurge@lib- or visit www.leagueline-

Friday night fights
ESPN Friday Night Fights, the Big City
Brawl in Duval, will be held at 7 p.m. June 28
at the Veterans Memorial Arena in
Jacksonville. In the main event, Sergio Mora
will take on Grzegorz Proksa with a co-feature
bout between Marcus,Willis and'Patrick
Teixeira. AIso on the card is Chris Vendola of
Fernandina Beach. Tickets are available
through ticketmaster.

ElmStteet baseball
Elm Street Little League is offering T-ball
and buddy league baseball for ages 5-8.
Register at MLK Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday, starting next week.
Cost is $25. For information, contact Wayne
Peterson 753-1663.

Free runningcamp forall
The Amelia Island Runners club is offering
a free running camp. It's open to anyone of -
any age and ability who would like to become
a runner, or learn more about this popular
sport and lifestyle activity. The camp will be
June 18-22 from 9-11 a.m. in the computer
room at Fernandina Beach Middle School,
315 Citrona Drive.' For more information on
the running camp, call 491-1696. '
Discussion will begin with the basics of
running, such as preparing for a run, what
kind of shoes to wear, what to eat, and drink-
ing enough water (but not too much). Later in
the week, advanced topics such as race
strategies and training to run faster will be
This year's camp will include a Saturday
session devoted to analyzing each individual
runner's form, with suggestions to improve
technique. Runners of all ages and abilities
can attend this session without having to
attend the others.
Also taking part in the camp this year will
be nationally known running coach Roy

Benson, who will join in the Saturday running-
analysis session as well.
The two coaches also head up weekly
group runs at the Fernandina Beach High
School track Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m.
(weather permitting), sponsored by Amelia
Island Runners. Anyone interested in running,
regardless of age or ability is invited to the
free group runs.
Applications for the running camp will be
available in advance at Amelialsland Run or at Current Running, 815 S.
Eighth St.. Those interested may also sign up
at the classes themselves.

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.

Amelia Island Boules Club holds petanque
pickup games Saturdays at 9:30 a.m., Wed-
nesdays at 4:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 3:30
p.m. at the Central Park courts at the comer
of Atlantic Avenue and South 11th Street.
Petanque (pay-tonk) is a cousin of both
horseshoes and bocce, the Italian bowling
game. The public is always welcome to join.
Call 491-1190 for information.

Orgnized bike rides
There are organized bicycle rides Thurs-
days starting at 9 a.m. and Saturdays starting
at 8:30 a.m. All rides start from Main Beach.
Park near the miniature golf course.
Cyclists of all abilities are welcome. Riders
of A (18-21), B (14-17), C (up to 14 mph) and
S (social ride, speed of the slowest rider in the
group) all participate. The ride will be around
30 miles with rest stops along the way and
loops back to the starting point at around 10
miles before continuing on the remaining 20
miles of the route. Anyone who joins will not
be left behind. Lunch is optional.
There is also a regular ride Mondays for
experienced road cyclists starting at 9 a.m. at
various locations on Amelia Island and in
Nassau Cbunty. The starting points and dis-
tances for these rides will be announced.
Helmets and a bicycle in good working
condition are mandatory. Call 261-5160 or

Donovin Darius football
Donovin Darius, former
Jacksonville Jaguar, will be.on
hand-for a youth football
camp at the Yulee Sports
Complex. The camp, present-,
ed by the Yulee Athletic
Association, will be held from
_8 a.m. to noon July 15-18.
The camp is limited to the
first 100 to register. The camp
includes skills assessment,.
technique and tactics, posi-
.tion-specific drills, one-on-one
and competitions.
Register by mail by July
12. Make checks payable to
:7the Yulee Athletic Association
_and mail payment to P.O. Box
.901, Yulee, FL 32041.
For information, call (904)
476-8117 or'visit www.yaahor-

Ultimate Frisbee
SBrodie Smith, one of the
premier players ofUltimate
'Frisbee and a member of the
pro league AUDL, has agreed
'to run a clinic in Fernandina
:. Beach July 19-21. There-are
..two sessions, 9 a.m. to noon
Sand 1-4 p.m. Cost is $40 per
SIf anyone wants to register
.'to participate, they can email
.'-Thomas Rowan at tom-

:,"- The Yulee Cheer Camp for
ages 5-15 will be held from 8
Sa.m. to noon July 15-18 at the
i^'-Yulee Sports Complex. The
camp is open to beginners
and experienced cheeriead-
-ers. Cost is $50 and includes
a T-shirt. For information, visit or con-
tact Kelly Dikun at (904) 477-
6692 or kelly@clearviewen- or Tammy Peacock at
T404) 402-9173 or weddings-

YMS hoops
Yulee Middle School will
offer a summer basketball
camp for boys and girls.
-Game skills and strategies
are June 17-21 from 9-10:30
a.m. for incoming sixth

graders and from 10:30 a.m.
to noon for upcoming seventh
and eighth.graders. Cost is
$25 a week, $50 for two
weeks or $75 for all three.
Instructor is YMS coach
Jonathan Bell.

GolfatNorth Hampton
The Golf Club at North
Hampton will be hosting its
annual summer junior golf
camps in June and July.
The camps will cover all
phases of the game of golf
designed around a fun envi-
ronment and.will be conduct-
ed by Director of Golf Ed
Tucker and Head Golf
Professional Rachel
The cost is $99 per child
and camp dates are June 17-
19, June 24-26, July 8-10,
July 22-24 and July 29-31.
Camp days begin at 8:30 a.m.
and end at 11:30 a.m: Call
548-0000 to sign up.

Ritz goff and tennis
Children ages 8-15 have
the opportunity to gain new
tennis and golf skills at The
Ritz-Carilton, Amelia Island
and The Golf Club of Amelia
Island. A full day camp com-
bining golf and tennis or half
days of either sport may be
For those 10 years and
younger, tennis runs from 8-
10:30 am. with golf from 11
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. F6r campers
11 years and older, golf is
from 8-10:30 a.m. with tennis
from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Each weekly camp runs
Monday through Thursday
(Friday rain make-up day).
The fee is $200 for both golf
and tennis camp or $100 for
one camp. A one-day session
is $30 per sport.
A daily snack is optional for
an additional-$30 per week.
Participants receive a camp
cap and achievement certifi-
cate at an award recognition
program at the end of the ses-
Camps run weekly from
through Aug. 16. For informa-
tion call 277-1100.

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t .evenings. Mercury remains in the leal all week, but if you watch it from night to night, it will begin to slow in its motion as it
Shortly begins its trek towards tlic sun. It is farthest from the sun on June 24 when it is at its greatest angular distance east of the
tm. butn. L its altitude and brightness will have decreased substantially by that time. Even during the week of June 9, binoculars are
S '" strongly recommended to see Mercury clearly. Go outdoors about 45 minutes after sundown and look towards the WNW in the
same area of the sky as sunset. The most important consideration will be an unhindered western horizon. Venus should be easily seen with just the
Seye. ev en during hazy conditions. During the first few days of the week, view Venus using binoculars. Then scan less than one full field of view to the
left and ab)ve Venus to spot much fainter Mercury. Monday and Tuesday, June 10il 1. bring a thin waxing crescent moon with plenty of earthshine to
add luster X' llhe dimming twvilight hour. The moon will be to the left of Mercury and Venus. As the week unfolds, Venus and Mercury will be closing
on each other. Mercury will appear to be circling counterclockwise around Venus by the end of the week. The week of June 16 positions Venus and
Mercury less than three degrees apart, and.this close twVirl continues through the summer solstice, June 21, as Mercury dips below Venus and heads
towards the horizon. (On June 19, both planetsare nearly horizonal to the horizon. Mercury will be to the left of Venus and less than two degrees apart,.
an easy view through binoculars, especially because of Venus' brightness. By the onset of the week of June 23, Mercury exits the scene leaving only
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,mer heat here getL- old!" say John and Kathy Brooks,
alxo>e, atl lacierer National Park in Montana. They also
love Amelia Island, as evidenced by Kathy Brooks' many
beautiful photographs this sunrise shot, right, was
taken on New Year's Day of this year.


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More than Wild Amelia

Exemplary volunteers love


t the annual
Volunteer Awards
S Luncheon in April,
S Kathy and John
Brooks were honored for
devoting more than 300 hours
of their time to volunteer
efforts in 2012.
The couple recently
helped organize programs at
the Jacksonville Zoo for the
Wild Amelia Nature Festival,
where they read a quotation
from William Wordsworth

they say sums up their pas-
sion for nature education very
"What we have loved, oth-
ers will love, and we will teach
them how."
In addition to being a vital
part of the annual Wild
Amelia Nature Festival, both
participate in all the area
Adopt-a-Road and Adopt-a-
SShore cleanup activities.
"Both of us are committed
to education and to environ-
mental issues," said Kathy
Brooks. "We both enjoy work-
ing with people, especially

giving back to community
children, and helping to open
others' eyes to the wonders of
the human spirit." 'We both enjoy
Kathy also is an 11-year helping to open
volunteer with the Amelia
Island Sea Turtle Watch and others' eyes to the
volunteers with the United n r fth
Way's Reading Pals and Early wonders of the
Literacy programs, human spirit.'
John is active with Wild
Amelia's nature photography KATHY BROOKS
program at the Boys and Girls
Club, and works with the
Georgia Sea Turtle Center to Beach.
facilitate its release of rehabil- Prior to his commitment to
itated turtles, including at Wild Amelia, John served as a
Main Beach in Fernandina volunteer athletic director and
coach at St. Michael Academy
and volunteer swim coach for
the McArthur Family YMCA
Son Citrona Drive.
All of these volunteer activ-
ities take place in addition to
his 50-hour workweek at UF
& Stands.
The pair hao lived in
*ernandina Beach .since 2000,
A .- moving here so John, could
take a position as administra-
tor of emergency medicine at
.the facility.
"We had vacationed here
for 14 years, previously," said
Kathy, who met her husband
back in Baltimore, Md.,
S .. w her-e she "r lived and he
worked as hospital adminis-
....r^ trator at the University of
... Maryland Hospital.
"I taught in public andl pri-
vate schools in Baltimore and
here in Fernandina for almost
40 years," she said; "spending
many of those years in early
"'." 'Tchildhood education, includ-
... *. 'aing Head Start."
.." '-'TThe empty nesters say
B k'.fill up some of the hole in
. ter outeratvtishl
their hearts now that their
",. ... grown daughter, Megann, has
..... . .. flown the coop.
-" e' -. An instructor for the
"W" ,,.. United States Coast Guard
|' |1' |- stationed in Petaluma, Calif,
she and her husband, Jeremy
Driver, recently vacationed
with her parents in Yosemite
v ,National Park.
To those considering
becoming a volunteer at any
one of the many worthwhile
v organizations in Nassau
County, the couple offers a
quote from Winston
Churchill: "You make a living
by what you get; you make a
|life by what you give."

Bloo4 Donors Needed

Please Give.

The Fernandina Pirates
Club will host a blood drive
on June 22 from 9 a.m.-3
p.m. at American Legion
Post 54, 626 S. Third St.

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'Father of the Bride' director surrounded bv

For the News-Leader
Directing Amelia
Community Theatre's
production of Father of
the Bride seemed like a
logical choice for Jennifer
Webber: "I seem to connect best
with a play that is grounded in
authentic relationships. There is a
lot of comedy in this story but the
part I work the hardest with the
cast to portray, is genuine feelings
within the family."
Webber's family is also in store
for a big summer: after the pro-
duction closes, both her sons will
be getting married within days of
each other. "I have always face-
tiously told my ons that they
were forbidden to get married
until they were 30 in order to
avoid that first marriage at a
young age .that often ends in dis-
aster. Last December, on the after-
noon of his 30th birthday, my
younger son proposed to his girl-
friend of many years. When they

showed me the ring that evening,
he remarked to me that he had.
indeed waited until he was 30!"
noted Webber.
"The two weddings have
been planned back to back
because my older son is a musi-
cian on tour most of the year. He
commented that he might not be
able to attend his own brother's
wedding if there was a conflicting,
concert date. It then dawned on
him that if he was also getting
married on that same weekend,
the band would plan around that,
and so the plan was hatched for
him to propose as well. The day
before New Year's he became
engaged and thankfully his

fiance was on board with an
'almost double" wedding!'"
When she is not at the theater,
Webber can be found at Robison
Jewelry, where she has worked
for many years and where she
has played a part in many an
engagement ring purchase.
"One in particular was a later
in life romance of a widower
reuniting with a childhood sweet-
heart. He relied on my judgment
very heavily, and when he sur-
prised his-bride-to-be with the
ring and'told'her that I was such a
help, she called me right away
and asked me to pick out some-
BRIDE Continued on 2B

Director Jennifer Webber, left, admires the ring of Paige Markwell, who
plays the bride in "Father of the Bride," on stage now at Amelia
Community Theatre.

You know the songs: My Boyfriend's Back, It's My Party, Come
See About NMe, Downtown, Respect, Proud Mary, Me and Bobby
McGee. Fernandina Little Theatre, 1014 Beech St., is proud to
present "Beehive, the 60s Musical" a rollicking salute to the
women wbo made so much of the music of the 1960's so special
and so memorable.
Musical director Erin DuFault and director Kate Hart have
teamed up once again to present the fun-filled tribute packed.
with timeless tunes that were hits suting by the great female vocal-
ists of the decade.
Cast members Anita McKenzie, Annette Rawls, Charlene
Davis, Jac kie Taylor, Janet Cote-MWrow, Jean Jones, Jean
Schreiber. Linda Janca and Ruthellen Mulberg deliver the songs
with the solid accompaniment of Erin DuFault, Gabriel Arnold
and Andrew Yellen, making the music come alive, left.
This toe-tapping, hand-clapping, sing-along musical revue by
Larry Gallagher plays June 22, 25, 27, 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m.
and June 23 at 4!30 p.m. Tickfe.' lj-ajperformances are
R 16.50, and can be purchased tl.di'or or in advance at The
U.iPS Store in the island Publix shopping center.
FLT is a small, intimate performance space and patrons are
encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to guarantee -seating
ava'labili.,.-/For more infor imati"falt-lernandina tIjtie Theatre
Si.IIM ITT'E' [ . -

Filmmakers call for extras

,ST. MARYS, Ga.- If
you've ever wanted to be in
Sthe movies, perhaps this is
your chance.
The Coastal Georgia Film
Alliance (CGFA) has put out a
call for extras for the filming
of "Preserve," an apocalyptic
story that takes place 170
years after a disaster has driv-
len humanity underground.
Survivors finally emerge to
the surface and seek safe har-
bor in an unwelcoming world.
The Film Alliance is seek-
ing adults between the ages

of 18 and 55 who are physical-
ly fit as they will be playing
roles that require running.
According to CGFA talent
coordinator and vice chair,
Barbara Ryan, the scene calls
Sfor between 60-75 extras, all
on a volunteer-basis.
"Participants will be asked.
to wear thejr'grungiest 'sur-
vival clothes,'" Ryan said.,
"And on-site makeup artists
will do the rest to bring the
illusion to life." '
Ryan said the signup for
extras will be on a first-

respond, first-enrolled basis.
Filming will be June 23 start-
ing at 10 a.m. at the old paper
mill site in St. Marys, Ga. '
"This is the first movie
we've coordinated where
we're encompassing the tal-
ents of our newly enrolled
Alliance partners of Liberty,
Mclntosh, and Charlton
Counties," Ryan said. "Glyis
County and Northeast Florida
residents are welcome as
well, so we're expecting a big
EXTRA Continued on 2B

The Island Art Association Portrait Drawing
Workshop will host the 18th annual "Art Off
The Wall" exhibit on Saturday from 5-8 p.m.
Artwork done during the 2012 and 2013"
workshop. sessions will be displayed in the
association's Art Education 'Center at 18 N.
Second St. in downtown Fernandina Beach.
A wine and refreshment reception will be
available for visitors meeting the artists and
some of the models who sat for portraits dur-
ing the year, left. Original works of portrai-
ture art may be purchased at studio prices.
For information contact the Island Art
Association Gallery, 261-7020.

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The American Legion
Riders. Chapter 54. will
host their monthly "Steak
Night" at the American
Legion Post 54 located at
626S. Third St.. from 5-7
p.m. (or until gone)
Saturtiay.June 15. The
public is welcome and be sure to bring your
appetite. Dinner includes steak cooked to order.
baked potato, corn on the cob. salad and a roll for
an $11 donation. To-go dinners are available. All
proceeds go to programs sponsored by the
American Legion Riders. Chapter 54.

: Walkin' Nassau will
host a walk of the Big
Talbot new trail and its
annual club meeting anl
barbecue on June 18 at

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BigTalbot Island State Park. located on A1A.just
past the Nassau Sound bridge. The park is on the
left and there is a $3 parking fee.
SThe 2.5-mile walk is at 5:30 p.m.. the meeting at
6:30 p.m. and the barbecue at 6:45 p.m. Bring a

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chair. Walkin' Nassau is hosting the event to kick
off its annual membership drive. Come prepared
to learn about the fall/winter walks and to join or
renew your club membership. The
free for members and $5 for non-members. New
caps, visors and T-shirts will be on sale. Please
RSVP so organizers have enough food for the
event to Jane Bailey at-261-9884 or

-The Cummer Museum of
-Art & Gardens. 829
Riverside Ave.. Jacksonville. ;i., c
continues its Talks and Tea
series by highlighting. Future
Retro: The Great Age of the '
American Automobile. Talks and Tea lecture
series invites visitors to sit comfortably in the gal-
leries and gardens while art historians, artists and
other experts facilitate informational and educa-
tional discussions on various topics related to the
permanent collection, as well as special exhibi-
tions. At the conclusion of each talk. tea and light
refreshments will be served. The next lecture is
June 20. at 1:30 p.m.
Fee is $6 for members.and non-members.
including lecture, tea. refreshments and admis-

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sion to the Museum and Gardens. Pre-registra-
tion is required. For more information or to regis-
ter call (904) 899-6038:
Country Rocks the Beach
Benefit Concert is June 22 at
the Ybor Alvarez Sports
Complex, sponsored by the '
Friends and the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club, with pro-
ceeds going to local charities
and nonprofits. The gates -
open at 3 p.m.,with Lauren Elise kicking oftf the
music fest at 3:30 p.m. Headliner Craig Morgan
will take the stage at 9:30 p.m. Other artists
include D4stin Lynch and The Lacs and up-and-
comers Aaron Taylor. Rion Paige and Jamie Davis.
Tickets are $30. $35 and$40 at outlets Red
Otter. Gone Gorgeous. Elizabeth's Trading
Company, Murray's Grille, Salon EllaPar. Callahan
BBQ. Hour of Bliss Massage Studio and Callie
Kay's General Store. as well as at various local
nonprofit agencies and Ticket Master.
For concert or sponsor information call (904)
430-3473 or email kroosen@ferandinabeachgolf

DirectorJennifer Webber's family is also in store
for a big summer: after the production closes,
both her sons will be getting married
within days of each other

FRIDAY. JUNE 14. 2013 LEISURE News-Leader


The Boots on the
Ground Poker Run will be
held June 15, beginning
and ending at American
Legion Post 54, 626 S. Third
St., Femandlna Beach.
Kickstands up at 11 a.m.
Proceeds will help the
Mothers of America's Military
Fallen Spc. Kelly J. Mixon
Foundation complete the
memorial "Boots On The
.Ground -America
Remembers" and begin trav-
eling to towns across
America. The memorial will
debut Oct. 19 along Atlantic
Avenue at the second Annual
Boots on the Ground Heroes
For details visit the
Mothers of America's Military
: Fallen Spc. Kelly J. Mixon
Foundation website at st-

The Sons of Confederate
i Veterans will meet June 17
at 7 p.m. at the Pig
SBarbeque Restaurant In
Larry Skinner, local histori-
an and lecturer, will present
Capt. J.J: Dickison (Florida's
Swamp Fox). The public is
invited to attend.

The Amelia Island
SGenealogical Society will
meet at 7 p.m. June 18 at
Sthe Church of Jesus Christ
Sof Latter Day Saints, 2800
SSouth 14th St. This is a
change from the regular
-r James Vearil will present
"Using U.S. Public Land
Records for Family History
Research." Over the course of
history the U.S. government
has sold or given away vast
quantities of public land, pri-
marily in public domain states.
The program will outline the
history of federal land records
and their use in family history
research and how to find and
use records at places such as
the Bureau of Land
Management, the National
SArchives, FamilySearch and
State of Florida Division of
: .State Lands. Public

The Ameaalslana-
Museum of History invites
you to attend its 3rd on 3rd
SStreet Presentation on June
21 at 6 p.m. as Marie Santry
presents "Minorcans to
Florida 1768 A Journey
The journey of 1,403
Minorcan, Greek, Italian and
Corsican men, women and
children in 1768 constitutes
the largest body of people to
travel to American shores in a
single Atlantic crossing during
colonial times. A Scottish doc-
tor recruited them to settle
60,000 acres of East Florida
land grants awarded by the
British government,
These people are the
founding settlers of New
Smyrna. After nine years of
Indentured servitude to the
Doctor, the survivors walked to

St. Augustine and settled
there. Their descendants are
numerous in Northeast
Florida, including'Amelia
Island and other parts of
Nassau County. One of the
descendants, Marie Santry,
will tell of
the origins
of these
S people, the
for their
to.the New
their jour-
ney across
g -aem the sea,
and the conditions of their set-
tlements in New mymra and
St. Augustine..It's a story of
hope, survival, and ultimately,
one of triumph.
This program is free and
opento tige public. For infor-
mation contact Gray at 261-
7378, ext. 102, or

Cars, Coffee and
Conversation will meet
June 22 from 9 a.m.-noon at
Starbucks on Sadler Road.
Come on out with your
favorite ride and enjoy the
unique cars and the most
interesting folks and conver-

Bringethe whole family to
Nassau County Animal
Services, 86078 License
Road, Yulee, on June23
from noon-3 p.m. to cele-
brate the shelter and see
the wonder-. a'difr
ful Improve-
county com-
and constitu-
tional officers
and geta
guided tour
from the shelter staff. Register
the day of the event to win a
door prize and purchase raffle
tickets for the many donated
prizes. Light refreshments will
be available.
All proceeds will benefit
the Spay Nassau and heart-
worm treatment funds.
Come meet your next fam-
ily member and see that,
everyone cani'ake'aldiffee-
ence by giving these
wonderful animals a forever
home. For information call

Introduction to Insight
Meditation Workshop, a 10-
week workshop series,
begins June 23 from 5-6:30
p.m: at the Dome Healing,
.Center, Amelia Island.
The guide used for the:
workshop is Insitght-
Meditation, A Stop by Stop
Course on 1How to Meditaft.
by Sharon Salzberg and
Joseph Goldstein. It can be
ordered in advance, online;
or will be available f& pur-
chase at the first workshop
meeting. It costs approximate-
ly $20.
The workshop is appropri-
ate for both beginners and
those with some meditation,


Musicians wanted
The Nassau Community Band is
recruiting members (former and new) in
preparation for the July 4th Centre
Street fireworks concert. In addition to
playing homage to Sousa and an
Armed Forces Salute, they are featuring
the 1812 Overture. So dust off your
instrument, wet your lips and get ready
to make music for the red, white and
blue. Rehearsal begins at 6 p m
Thursday in the Yulee Middle School
band room. Check out the band's
Facebook page or email info@nas-
Starry Nights
Starry Nights, a free concert series
presented by the city of St. Mays, Ga.,
and dts Convention and Visitors Bureau.
is held 7-9 p.m. one Saturday a month
at the waterfront park In downtown St
Marys. Pack a picnic and bring blanket
or chairs to settle in for an enchanting
evening. On June 15 enjoy the sounds
of No Known Cure playing popular
cover tunes from 1960's to present. For
information call the St. Marys
Convention & Visitors Bureau at (912)
882-4000 or email info@stmaryswel-
Acappella concert
The Big Orange Chorus,
Jacksonville's championship men's bar--
bershop and a cappella chorus, will per-
form its annual concert Excellence in
Harmony with the Ringmasters and
2012 international bronze medalists,
Main Street from Central Florida, on
June 30 at 3 p.m. in the Terry Theatre of
The Times-Union Center for the
Performing Arts. Visit www.blgorange- or call (904) 287-1896
Pablos. 12 N. Second St.,
Femandina Beach, hosts a jazz lam
from 7-10 p.m. tie first Wednesday of
each month. Musicians may sit in for
one song or the whole night. Join the
mailing list by mailing beechflyer@bell-
Amelia ver Qus
Amelia River Cruises' Adult "BYOB"
Twilight Tours are held Friday and
Saturday. Tickets are.$29 per person at
1 North Front St, Femrnandina Beach, or
call 261-9972 or book online at
The Courtyard
The Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316
Centre St., features John Spring on the
piano inside and Gabriel Arnold outside
(weather permitting)'during Sunday
brunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Dan

experience that want to renew
theirpractice. It will Include
discussions, short-guided
meditations and Q&A and is
free of charge. Donations are
appreciated. -
Facilitator is Willow Embry,
who has been studying and
practicing Insight Meditation
for 10 years and leads an,
ongoing meditation group that
meets once a week.
For information and to reg-
ister contact Ameliainsight@ or 261-9143.
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The Surf, 3199 South
Fletcher Ave., will host a
Full Moon Bicycle Ride on
June 23 at 7:30 p.m. for Its
Surrender the Road Bicycle
Participants will leave The
Surf at 7:45 p.m. to ride the

Mimniard Mondays from 6.10 p m poker
night Tuesdays at 6 30 p m Dave
Bacarrc. Wednesday trom 6-10 p m
and John Springer Thursday-Saturday
from 6 30-10 0 pm Call 432-7086
Join them on Facebook at courtyard-
Grammy-nomrninared Aaron Bing per-
forms live on allo saxophone al David's
Restaurant and Lounge, 802 Ash St ,
Wednesday thiough Saturdays from 6-
10 lupm Call 310-6049
Dog Star Tavern
Dog Star Tavern. 10 N Second St.
presents Woody Mullis Happy Hour
from 5-7 p m and Fredd,,'s Finest with
Duane Trucks at 9 30 p m. tonight Herd
of Watts ai 9 30 p m June 15, KaLy
Allslars June 19 al 8 p mr Smokestack
June 20 at 9 p m Grandpa's Cough
Medicine June 21 al 9 30 p m and
Honey Suckle June 22 al 9 30 p m
Every Tuesday is Wcorking Class Stihfl
where music is played sricflv from vinyl
and 1000's of vinyl records are available
to browse and purchase Visit Dog Star
on Facebcook and Reverbnalion corn
Call 277-8010
Florida House Inn
Open Mike Night" is each Thursday
from 7 30-10 30 p m n the Mermaid
Bar hosted by local musician Terry
Smith Musicians perform a couple ol
songs and the audience gets to hear
new talent Appropriate for the whole
family No cover charge Call Smith at
(904) 412-7665
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'c'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'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318
Centre St. live trivia Mondays at 7:30
p m ; Dan Voll Tuesdays at 7 p.m ; Bar
Bingo Wednesdays at 7 p.m ; poker
night Thursday and Friday at 6:30 p m
Davis Turner Band Thursday-Saturday
at 8 30 p m : and karaoke Sundays al

new Amelia Island Bike Trail.
Riders are-responsible for
safety gear and lighting
required by Florida statute
For information contact

The Baptist Medical
Center Nassau Auxiliary
will host a $5 Jewelry Sale
in the boardroom'of the
hospital on South 18th
Street on June 28 from 7
a.m.-5 p.m.
Cash, checks and major will be accepted.
The price of all items is $5
plus sales tax. All are
iivited to come browse and
have fun.
Call the auxiliary office at
321-3818 fo more information.

The Friends of the
Fernandina Beach Library
invite you to revisit the
movie "Sunshine State,"
filmed here, and the issues
it raised with a special
Dinner and a Movie pro-
gram on June 27 at 6 p.m.
the Cafe Karibo on North
Third Street.
How closely the movie
island resembled Amelia
Island was the subject of
much debate at the time, and
it. will most likely continue at
this showing of the so-called
Peggy Bulger, retired
director of the nation's
SAmerican Folk Life Center, will
lead a discussion and several
locals who were movie extras

7 30 p m. Call 261-1000 Visit
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon. 117 Centre St.
Schnockered Sunday, Ace Wlnn
Monday; Buck Smth Project Tuesday:
DJ in Uncle Charlie's Fridays and
Saturday. Call Bill Childers at 491 -
3332 or email
bill thepalacesaloon corn
Salty Pelican
The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill, 12 N
Front St, trivia Wednesdays starting at
7 p.m, prime rib night Thursdays; and
live music Fridays and Saturdays. Call
277 -3811, or visit The Salty Pelican Bar
and Grill on Facebook.
Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach. 2910
Atlantic Ave, trivia Mondays, The
Macys Wednesdays; and line dancing
Thursday Visit www.sandybottom-
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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. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
Call Bill Childers at 491-3332 or email
bill @ thepalacesaloon corn.
Sliders Seaside Gill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S.
Fletcher Ave., live music In thetikJ bar
from 6-10 p.m. nightly and 1-5 p.m.
Saturday and Sundays, reggae
Wednesday with Pill Pill; The Macy's in
the lounge Friday and Saturdays 6-10
p m trivia Mondays and Thursdays at
7:30 p.m. with D. Dave, and shag danc-
ing Sundays from 4-7 p.m.; music night-
ly Irom 9 p.m.-I a.m. in the Breakers
Lounge. Call 277-6652. Visit www.sild- Join Sliders on
Facebook and Twitter.
The Surf Restaurant and Bar,
3199 South Fletcher Ave., live entertain-
ment all day weekends and 5-9 p.m.
every day on the deck; progressive
bingo Mondays at 6 p.m ; trivia
Tuesday at 6 p m., poker Wednesdays
at 6pm. Call 261-5711 and visit their
Facebook page

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are expected to share their
Tickets are $25 and must
be purchased at the library on
North Fourth Street by June

The Florida .Theatre,
128 E. Forsyth St.,
Jacksonville, has
announced this year's
Summer Movie Classics.
Tickets are $7.50 for a single
admission and $45 for a
movie card for up to 10
The movies begin J
une 30 and run every
Sunday at 2 p.m. through
Sept. 1. The feature June 30
is "From Russia With Love"
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The Island Art Association
offers free classes for kids
and their families, including:
Preschool Aht ages 3-5
with an adult, June 24 and
July 15, 10-11 a.m.
Children's Art ages 6-9,
June 29 and July 27, with two
sessions, 10-11 a.m. and
11:15.a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Middle School Art ages
10-13, June 29 and July 27,
1-2:15 p.m.
Mini Art Camp ages 6-
10, July 8, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Bring a bag lunch.
Susan Dahl of the Island

BRIDE Continuedfrom 1B
thing for her to give hinr,"
said Webber.
"Whatever was good
enough for me was good
enough for her... and I had
never even met her! So I
would say save the Internet
Sfor finding jobs, cars and

Art Association leads the
classes. To reserve a place,
call the gallery, 18 N. Second
St., at 261-7020."
Summer Blasf
The Plantation Artist's
Guild and Gallery will present
its new "Summer Blast" show
starting June 26. An. open
reception will be held June 28
from 5:30-8 p.m. Also on dis-
play are the unique works of
Paul Martinez, artist and envi-
ronmental designer, in the
guest artist's corner. Light
refreshments will be served
and the gallery members will
be on hand. The Plantation

spouses, but have the fun of a
hands-on experience when
you are buying the only thing
you will ever own that will last
longer than your lifetime."
Webber hopes that audi-
ences will see something of
their own families in the play.
For herself, she is looking for-
ward to having the opportuni-

Gallery is located at the Spa
and Shops, 6800 First Coast
Hwy., Omni Amelia Island
Olde Towne Gallerr in St.
Marys, Ga., is hosting local
artst Julie Mainor and her
unique fabric art through
June. She is displaying wall
quilts based on tree and
wildlife designs as well as
coastal themes incorporating
watercolors and acrylic paints
on the fabric.
The fabric art as well as
the work of many other area
artists can be seen at Olde

ty to "have women in my life -
I have no daughters, sisters
or aunts, and my mother has
been deceased for many
years so I am really looking
forward to some 'girl talk.'"
Father of the Bride is on
now at Amelia Community
Theatre with performances
tonight and Saturday and

Towne Gallery, open daily
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. next to
Cedar Oak Cafe at 304
Osborne St.
Bill Maurer conducts ongo-
ing watercolor and sketch
workshops on Thursday and
Friday. Pencil sketching
meets at 10 a.m. Thursday
at the Amelia Island Coffee
Shop and leaves to sketch
around town, weather permit-
ting. The watercolor workshop
meets 1:30-4 p.m. Friday.
Drop-in fee is $40, or pay
$210 for six weeks. Call Bill at
261-8276 for details.

June 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28 and
Tickets are $20 for adults
and $10 for students and may
be purchased online at www.
or by calling 261-6749. Amelia
Community Theatre is locat-
ed at 207 Cedar St., Fernan-
dina Beach.

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EXTRA Continued from 1B
"Preserve" was written by
Wayne Degan and is being
directed by Brandon Herron,
both residents of Coastal
. Doug Vaught, CGFA chair,
has been assisting the filming
of "Preserve" for approximate-
ly six weeks, and has been

"Much of the film is being
made in St. Marys on the old
paper mill site, the site actual-
ly inspired the writing of the
film," Vaught said. "And
scenes are being filmed in
surrounding counties as well."
Vaught said the Film
Alliance and the movie pro-
ducers are very grateful to the
trustees of the paper mill

property for allowing the film
to be made without any com-
pensation to the property.
"This is the kind of com-
munity spirit that will come
back to us tenfold as we con-
tinue to pursue projects that
ultimately can make a differ-
ence in economic develop-
ment for our region," said
Anyone who would like to

be considered for an extra on
,June 23 should email bar-
to be pre-registered.
Applicants can familiarize
themselves with the film by
going to www.facebook.
The film site is located at
1100 Osborne Road, St.
Marys, Ga. Call (912) 729-
1103 for information.


FRIDAY. JUNE 14,2013/News-Leader ,



Sunrises and seeing

The colors exceeded my vocabu- trying to take a pic-
lary; so deep, so dazzling heavenly. ture. Bii I ack and
As I watched, they changed. With forth he walked,
ever increasing beauty, my sense of L with head down,
wonder turned to worship. Only God I pacing in some
could make something so spectacu- j .. i kind of aimless pat-
lar. tern that seemed
Of late, I've seen some gorgeous .. stuck right in my
sunrises. On the day I'm writing 9 line of sight. His
about, God outdid Himself. As is my presence was
custom, though I'm usually there for PULPIT blocking dne of the
prayer; if the scene calls for it, I get NOTES most gorgeous sun-
out my iPhone and snap a couple of ,... ___ rises I think I've
pictures.. Without question, this was ever seen. Though
one of those clays. As I positioned my Pastor at first I thought
phone on the side mirror of nMy car Rob Goyette his aimless pacing
to steady the'shot, the scene sudden- would eventually
ly changed. The timing couldn't have carry him out of the way, and then I
been worse, might get a picture, it just didn't hap-
To give the man the benefit of the pen. Now I know why
Doubt, he probably didn't know I was So you understand, his appear-

things from God's point of view
ance was not an impressive one. Cut- this passage comes to mind: Psalms responded to God's view of him. The
off sleeves, ragged pants and per- 8:3-4. "When I consider Your heav- idea that God saw him as more beau-
haps homeless, little did I know how ens, the work of Your fingers, the tiful than the explosive sunrise we
God would use him to speak to me. moon and the stars, which You have had both just witnessed would likely
There, in a moment when 1 was a lit- ordained; what is man that You are have been hard for him to receive.
tle frustrated because Hewas stand- mindful of him, and the son of man Truth is, he's probably not alone.
ing in the way of me getting a picture that You visit him?" And verse 6, Perhaps you would agree. It never
of God's beautiful creation, God refo- "You made Him to have dominion ceases to amaze me how many of us
caused my lens. "He's the thing that I over the works of Your hands; You struggle with the fact that God loves
think is most beautiful," the Lord have put all things under His feet." us all so deeply. Though we often get
seemed to be saying. Those words .Now, I'm not sure how it is for things out of focAs, He does not. His
pierced my heart, you, but for me, the thought that' love for us is undeniablo- issues and
With camera poised and ready to God, the Creator of all things, con- all. For me, that's a picture God
shoot, I refocused my shot according siders us the crowning point of His wants us all to have.
to God's definition of beauty. Again creation is hard to conceive; especial- Psalfh 113:3: "From the rising of
and again, I took pictures of the man ly when you throw in all our current the sun unto the going down of the
until finally he decided to walk away. issues. Nonetheless, it is how He same the Lord's name is to be
The photos of him, with the gor- sees us. praised."
geous sunrise in the background, are In hindsight, I wish I had had a Robert L. 'Goyette is pastor of
now among my most favorite, chance to speak to the man. If I had, Living Waters World Outreach Center.
When I think about the incident, I wonder how he would have


Supplies needed
As the spring rains and
summer heat intensify, so'
does the Salvation Army
Hope House's need for linens,
toiletries and water. The
Greatest needs right now
include: 1) Linens: Towels,
Washcloths, pillows, sheets,
blankets, sleeping bags and
tents 2) Personal hygiene
items: toilet paper, deodorant,
toothpaste, disposable razors,
powdered laundry detergent
3) Bottled water. Please bring
your donations to 410 S.
Ninth St., at the corner of
Ninth and Date streets.

Summer schedule
St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, 801 Atlantic Ave., is
on its summer schedule, with
Sunday services at 8:30 and
10 am..and breakfast at 9:15
Sa.m. Wednesday Eucharist
remains at 12:10 p.m., and
Taize and Celtic services con-
tinue at their regular 6 p.m.
times on the second and
fourth Sundays, respectively.
All are welcome.
Unity services
Isle of Light Unity will
-have its morning woieship
service at 10 a.m. on the sec-
ond and fourth Tuesday of
'each month at the American
' Beach Community Center_-..
and Museum, 1600 Julia St. in
American Beach. The June
services will incorporate
,"Prosperity and Faith: A Gift
from God." Childcare will be
provided. For information
call Marcia at 415-0822 or
Chris at 310-6502. .
Health fair
First Missionary Baptist
Church Nurses Guild and
District Five, along with
Baptist Medical Center
Nassau, will sponsor a Health
Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.nm.
June 15 at the church, 22 S.
Ninth St., Fernandina Beach.
Open to the public. All are
encouraged to attend. The
Rev. D.K Bolden, pastor.

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


Tradlional Family Worship ....... 8 anm & 11 am
(weeldy comminlon at 8 am)
Contemporary Worship .. .9:30 am In Maxwell Hall
Sunday School lor all Ages ... .9:30 am & 11 am
Wednesday Dinner (Aug-May) ........4:45 pm

Father's Day service
"Honor thy father and thy
mother, as the Lord thy God
hath commanded thee; that
thy days may be prolonged,
and that it may go well with
thee." (Deut. 5:16)'The
Amelia Island Church of
Christ welcomes you and
your family to worship with
them on Father's Day, June
16, at 11 a.m. at 95762 Amelia
Concourse in the Lofton
Pointe Plazajust south of
A1A. They would like to show
their love and appreciation to
the fathers of
and thank them for being the
leadeils that God commands
them to be.
Join The Bridge Family
Worship Center, 85031 Land-
over Drive, Yulee, on June 17
at 6:30 p.m. as Kelanie .
Gloeckler and her team from
International House of Prayer
in Jacksonville share an intro-
duction to Harp & Bowl.
"When He had taken the
book, the four living crea-
tures and the twenty-four eld-
ers fell down before the
Lamb, each one holding a
harp and golden bowls full of
incense, which are the
prayers of the saints."
(Revelation 5:8)
This verse displays a con-
nection between music and
prayer. Because of this con-
nection, prayer meetings can
consist of continuous music
mixed with prayer and
antiphonal (responsive)
singing. Gloeckler and her
team have a model involving
prayer leaders And musicians
playing and singing prayers to
God.For information contact
Michele Reuter at 225-0707 or
t, or The Bridge at 225-4860
For more on IHOP Jax visit
Join the Salvation Army
Hope House on June 18 for its

In the Heart of Fernandina'
9 N. 61" Strdbt
Dr, Wain Wesberry
S Senior Pastor
Dr. Doug Ganyo
S Associate Pastor
Worship 8:30 & 11 am
Sunday School 9:50 am
= Nursery *Children
.T Youth Adults
VUW r 261-3837

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Hellon
Sunday Worship Service 10:30aim
Bible Study 9am
Nursery povvided for all services
Small group stuiries-Adults 6pmo
Wednesday Prayer Setvice 6:30prn
Picschool and Children Activities
(',-- f BsC-.ccrTr & ic-imvg Roe.i. Fe-av.i.a BOl
I-or More I ronnauo. cal: 261-9527

noon Tuesday Worship
Service. They will be continu-
ing their discovery reading of
the Gospel of Luke., resuming
-with Chapter 3. All are wel-
come. For information call
321-0435 or stop by the Hope
House at 410 S. Ninth St.
Havdalah services
The Jewish Community of
Amelia Island/Nassau will
hold Havdlalah services on
June 22 at a private home.
Instead of honoring the onset
of Shabbat on a Friday
evening, a Havdalah service
marks the end of Shabbat as
you prepare for the week
ahead. Plan to arrive at 6:15
p.m. with a light'appetizer to
share before services begin at
7 p.m., or a light dessert for
the Oneg to follow. To RSVP
or for more information, con-
tact Debbie Price at 310-6060
A Summer Taize'Prayer
Service will be held on June
26 at 7 p.m. at St Michael
Catholic Church.,
Its Taize ensemble invites
you to a 30-minute musical
service that includes simple
chants sung repeatedly, a
time of blessed silent reflec-
tion, and prayers of praise and
intercessions. Taize prayer
was started in World War II
by the monastic community
from Taize, France and con-
tinues to this day. Join in and
bring a-friend on June 26 at 7
p.m. in the church at Fifth
and Broome streets, All are
Franklintown United
Methodist Church will cele-
brate its 125t1 church ,
anniversary a3d Pastor Avis
Smith's fourth anniversary as
pastor on June 30. The cele-
bration program will com-
mence at 11 a.m. Speaker will
be Minister Gary Thomas,
Greater AntiochChurch,
The community is invited

Rev. Jose Kallukalam
Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday Vigil Mass 7 pm Spanish Mass
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yules United Melhodist Chauch
Sunday Masses Ocl-April 8 am -8:30 am
11am -12:30pm
Daily Mass- 8:30am Mon, Wed,Thurs & Fri.
6pm Tus
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6 pm;: Holy Day- 8:30 am, 6pm
Conlessions:.Salunrday 3 pm 3:45 pm or hy appt
Telieptttoene Numbers:
Parilsh Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number, 904-277-6565

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

to fellowship with Franklin-
town United on this joyous
occasion. The church is locat-
ed in historic American
Beach at 1415 Lewis St. A pic-
nic-style dinner will follow the
service. For more information
contact the church as 277-
2726 or via Facebook.
English classes
First Assembly of God, 302
South 14th St., Fernafidina
Beach, hosts free English
classes for Spanish speaking
people on Tuesdays at 6:30
p.m. For information contact
Anna Sahlman at 403-1982 or
call 261-6448.
Supplies needed
The Fernandina Beach
Interfaith Dinner Network is
in need of donations of paper
goods and cleaning supplies.
Items may be dropped off at
St Peter's Episcopal Clurch
parish office, 80,1 Atlantic
Ave., Monday through
Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Youth night
First Assembly of God, 302
South 14th St., invites you to
bring your teens ages 13-20 to
"Shift Youth Ministries on
Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Youth
Pastor Andrew Harper is an
anointed man with a passion .
for the souls'of the teens in
the community. Call 261-6448
fo r1" : Ji1 1: i1l11'1 [ z lIi>.il
Discussion groups
Memorial United
Methodist Church invites you
to join them for open discus-
sions of Biblical views on cur-
rent events. 'Iree Faithlink
Encounter groups meet week-
ly and all are welcome.
Sunday morning's group
meets at 11 a.m. in MH402
(Maxwell Hall). Two groups
meet on Wednesdays at 6
p.m. one group is located at
O'Kanes Irish Pub on Centre
street and the other group
meets at the Partin Center
For more information, contact
Pastor Hollie at hollie@mum-

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

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

20 Smith Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
Tihe Church
in the Heart ofthe City
f'ith the Desire to be in the
Heart of AllPeople
Sunday New Members Class 9 a.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m.
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
Wednesday Mfid-week Service 7-9p.,m.
Ministries: Bus & Van, Couples, Singles,

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


First Baptist
Online registration is under way for this year's Vacation
Bible School, which promises a week of fun and adventure at
SonSurf Beach Bash VBS. Five life-changing Bible verses -
including John 14:6 will help kids understand who Jesus is
and why they need Him.
Sign up at or stop by the Children's
Desk on Sunday. First Baptist, 1600 S. Eighth St., will hold a
kickoff outdoor, event on June 16 at 6 p.m. including hotdogs,
popcorn and games.
New Life Baptist Church, 464069 SR 200,'Yulee, is regis-
tering for Vacation Bible School. The theme is "Investigation
Destination," with classes for ages 2-3 years, K4-K5, first-
Sthird 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 reg-
ister. If there is no answer, leave a message and someone will
get back with you.


Dinner networks
The Interfaith Dinner
Network provides a hot,
nutritious dinner four nights
a week at the Salvation
Army Hope House, Ninth
and Date streets, for the
island's homeless and needy.
The IDN comprises 11 local
churches. The group is look-
ing for more churches that
would like to serve dinners
one night a month. Call
Allene Wood at 491-4900 for
, ''inforr -iatio n'. "-, ,- -" :
I - -. W i *-' * -
The Yulee Interfaith -
Dinner Network, sponsored
by the Coalition for the
Homeless of Nassau County,
serves a healthy dinner to
anyone in need every
Tuesday and Thursday from
5-7 p.m. The Yulee IDN is
'. located behind the Old
Yulee Middle School, at US
17 and Pages Dairy Road.
For. information or to volun-
teer, call 556-2496 or visit
their website,
YBC panty
Yulee Baptist Church
Food Pantry, 85971 Harts
Road in Yulee, is open to

Innovative Style, Contermporary Musk,
Casual Atmosphere
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KidKredlhle Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
ConnectIrg mut Chest.
Coinedag w[th Peope.

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736 Bonnlevlew Road
Nursery provided
Find us on Facebook:
B Points Baptist Encounter Youth

96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Van Power
Sunday Morning Worship Service -10:30 am
Sunday School 9:15 am
Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 pm
AWANA Wednesday 6:30 8"30 pm
Wednesday Service 700 pm
Nursery Provided

everyone to assist with food
needs. Hours are Tuesdays
from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and
Wednesday and Thursday
from 2-4 p*m. For informa-
tion call 225-5128.
O'Neal Memorial Baptist
Chtirch, 474257 SR 200 East,
offers an emergency food
pantry for families and indi-
viduals in crisis. No income
eligibility. For assistance call
277-2606 or 261-4186.
Food donations
The Fernandina Beach
Church of Christ is collect-
ing items for people in need.
Abarrel is located at Amelia
Island Storage for donations.
Canned, dry and boxed food
as well as personal items
such as soap, toothpaste,
etc., are needed. Call 261-
9760 for more information.
Food bank
The Yulee Uniited
Methodist Church Food
Bank, 86003 Christian Way,
is available to anyone in
need, Wednesdays from 10
a.m. to noon. Other times
call for an appointment at

1, AWj,/com
o.. ensA,.ays WltonMi'
Doug Sides, Senior Pastor
Morning Services 8:15 and 11:00 am.
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Evening 6.00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Children 6:30 pm
Wednesday 'Overflow' Youth 6:30 pm
Nurseay Provided For All Services
85971 Harts Rd. 904.225-5128
Yulee, FL 32097

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes You!
Located at the corner ,-
of 8th &Atlantlc
7:30 am. 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 Congrogadon of the
Presby'teian Church In America
Deoted to Christ. to the Fellowshlp &
to the Great Commission
Worship on Sundays at 10:45 am
Nursery and Children's Church provided
Grace Groups met on Wednesday evenings In
Pernandlna Beach, Kingsland &Yulee
Men's. Women's and Youth ministers
90038 Lofton Square Court. Yulee. PL 32097
Nest to Winn Dide

_S First BaptistL
i Church of Yulee
"IWVre Jesus u Lird (- H,, L is Slu"
Sunday School...................... 9:30 am
Sunday Morning Worship......11:00 am
Wednesday Prayer Service.......7:00 pm
Wednesday Bible Study......... 7:30 pm
Rev. William Goode, Jr. Pastor
86584 Pinewood Dr., Yulee, Fl 32097
(904) 849-71 64


at tWorship this week

at the place of your choice...

FIIDAY. JUNE 14, 2013 News-Leader



Join the Nassau County
Library System for its annual
Summer Reading Program as
they "Dig Into Reading."
Participants will journey
Through the Earth, explore
geography, dig for treasure
with pirates, enjoy magic
shows, animal shows and
much more. Programs are as
Week 2:
Journey Through the Universe
Monday, June 17: Callahan
Northeast Florida '
Fairgrounds, Multipurpose
Building at 11 a.m.
Mark Allen Magic Show
Monday, June 17: Hilliard
Branch Library at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, June 18:
Bryceville Branch Library at 2
Wednesday, June 19:
Southside Elementary School
Cafetorium at 11 a.m. and 2
Thursday, June 20: Yulee
Sports Complex at 11 a.m.
Week 3: Ronald McDonald
'Monday, June 24: Callahan
Northeast Florida
Fairgrounds, Multipurpose
Building at 11 a.m.; Hilliard
Branch Library at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, June 25:
Bryceville Branch Library
at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, June 26:
Southside Elementary School
Cafetorium at 11 a.m.-and 2
Thursday, June 27: Yulee
Sports Complex at 11 a.m.
Week 4: Diggin for Honey
with Buzzy Busy Honey Bees
Monday, July 8: Callahan
Northeast Florida
Fairgrounds, Multipurpose
Building at 11 a.m.
Week 4:
Dr Zap Science Show
Monday, July 8: Hilliard
Branch Library at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, July 9: Bryceville
Branch Library at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, July 10:.
Southside Elementary School
Cafetorium at 11 a.m. and 2
Thursday, July 11: Yulee
Sports Complex at 11 a.m.
Week 5: Cherokee Native :
American Culture Show
Monday, July 15: Callahan
Northeast Florida
Building at 11 a.m.
Week 5: Wild Wonders
Animal Show
Monday, July 15: Hilliard
Branch Library at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, July 16:
Bryceville Branch Library at 2
SWednesday, July 17:
SSouthside Elementary School
Cafetorium at 11 a.m. and 2
.Thursday, July 18: Yulee
Sports Complex at 11 a.m.
Week 6: Diggin for Treasure
with Pirates (Come dressed as
'your favorite pirate at this
grand finale program)
Monday, July 22: Callahan
Northeast Florida
Fairgrounds, Multipurpose
Building at 11 am.; Hilliard
Branch Library at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, July 23:.
Bryceville Branch Library at 2
Wednesday, July 24:
Southside Elementary School
Cafetorium at 11 a.m. and 2
Thursday, July 25:
Yulee Sports Complex at
For information contact
your local library branch or
email Youth Librarian
Michelle Forde at mforde@ Visit


NACDAC meets
If you are interested in the
prevention and elimination of
underage drinking and other
drug use within Nassau
County, come see what
NACDAC meetings are all
NACDAC meets the
third Tuesday of the month.
The next meeting is June 1.8 at
4 p.m. in the conference room
at Scott and Sons Fine
Jeweh'y, 9900 Amelia Island

The group will discuss
strategic planning for
reported middle school
alcohol use and review the
results of an underage drink-
ing and enforcement commu-
nity survey
Attend and learn how you
and your organization can be
part of these prevention
Visit or
call Susan Woodford or Kerrie
Albert at 277-3699.




Fernandina Beach Christian Academy student Kaiya Nakamoto was awarded second place in the Wild Amelia Photography Contest, above left.
Ceris Feakes, left, above right, a Wild Anelia volunteer, helps children explore marine life and small sea creatures in a touch tank in the
Kids' Niche at the WildAmelia Nature Festival Expo on Saturday, May 18.
The festival is held on the third weekend in May but Wild Amelia sponsors educational programs and other events throughout the year,
including a monthly series of nature forums called Wild Nites; an Adopt-a-Road and an Adopt-a-Shore cleanup program; nature photography
workshops; and a nature education program the Junior Naturalist Program for children between the ages of 7 and 14. To keep updated
about the 2014 Wild Amelia Nature Festival, Wild Amelia's year-round programs, and to find out how you can become a supporter/member,
visit and Wild Amelia on Facebook.

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Upward for aviation scholars
The Friends of Fernandina Aviation group is pleased to award scholarship checks of $2,000 each to Yulee High School seniors Chris Pelham,
left, and Steven Johnson. Both men plan to study aviation technology at FSCJ, with Chris pursuing a career as an airline pilot and Steven as an
FAA air traffic control specialist. Presentifig the checks to Pelham and Johnson is FOFA president Jerry Kawecki.

Silver Pen winners
Osprey Village held an essay contest with the theme,
"How Thchnology has Impacted Senior Citizens." The
contest was open to all high ,school seniors in Nassau
County. Representatives from the Resident Advisory
Committee helped Mary Hamburg, Member Services
director, pick the top four finalists. First place and a
$1,500 scholarship went to Savannah Shelton from
Yulee High School; second place and $1,000 went to
Michael Lynch from Hilliard Middle Senior High; third
place and $750 went to Avery Douglas from Fernandina
Beach High School; and fourth place and $500 went to
Tori Peters from FBHS. More information and all of the
winning essays can be found online at http://silverpen-
Top left, the top two finishers pose with members of
the Osprey Village Resident Advisory Committee. From
left are Ed Sussenguth, Anne Rogers, David Sherwood,
Savannah Shelton, Michael Lynch and Renie Clower
Below left, Osprey invited the fAalists and their fami-
lies to a reception at the Wellness Center. Osprey
Village's Executive Director Dana Sargent addressed the
Above, winner Savannah Shelton with Board
Chairman David Sherwood and Executive Director Dana

FRIDAY, JUNI 14. 2013 SCHOOLS News-Leader

Step by Step
: Step by Step Learning
" Centers I and II offer camp
programs for all ages includ-
ing tutoring, reading pro-
grams, flag football, soccer
shots, music and dance, arts
and crafts, science experi-
ments, exercise class and
board games. Breakfast,
lunch and snack included.
Hours are.9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Children may be dropped
off earlier. Bring proof of
age and residency. Call
Center 1 at 277-8700 and
Center 2 at 261-6030.
Tree House Academy,
2120 Will Hardee Road,
Fernandina, offers a sum-
mer enrichment 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, kinder-
garten, first or second
grade. Hours are 6 a.m.-6:30
p.m. Monday-Friday. Tuition
is $130 per week and includ-
es breakfast, lunch, snack
and most field, trips. Reser-
vation fee is $60 for one
child/$75 per family. Call
432-7078. Visit www.thacade
Co)op camp
The Amelia Island Parent
Co-Operative Preschool,
5040 First Coast Hwy., is
offering six one-week sum-
mer camps through July 19
for ages 3-5. Themes are
'Lets Get Physical, Fairy
Princess & Superhero
Training Camnp, Heading for
the Wild, Wild West, Little
Space Travelers, Natural
Wonders Week and Under
,the Sea. Times are 9 a.m.-1
:p.m. Part-time (3 days/
week) is $65 and full-time is
:$95 (5 days/week). Call 261-
j1161 or go to

'I-Can' Academy presents
:"Kenya Sing & Dance:
Discovering the culture of
East Africa" from June 17-
J1. 19 Stud.t tage-s $4 ..
'4*4illt sing. dik-., doa."
!and crafts, games, make cos-
:tumes and drums, as well as
learn to speak Swahili and
,discover important facts and
trivia about Kenya. Camp
runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Breakfast and lunch will be
served for youth up to age
18. Please call Nanette S.
Autry at 310-5403 or O'Neal
Memorial Baptist Church at
(904) 849-1194 for additional
Camp Explore
SFernandina Beach
SChristian Academy at First
'Baptist Church on South
SEighth 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
FernanridinaChristianAcade or contact Shannon
SHogue at shannon.hogue,
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
i'second grade. Sr. Fiesta
:.Spanish Camp, June 24-28,
-12:30-3:30 p.m., is for
upcoming third to upcoming
sixth grade.
ioys& Girls Cubs
Boys & Girls Clubs in
i Nassau County will offer
:Summer Camp programs
"through July 26 for ages 6-
;18, with an emphasis on par-
-ticipation, fun and exposure
to a range of activities and
4eld 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 avail-
able for multiple children.
Camp concludes with a clos-
ing celebration. Contact the
Miller Boys & Girls Club in
Nassauville at 261-1075. For
the Roberts Learning &

Achievement Center in
Fernandina, call 491-9102.
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 email Fantasticgym or visit
Kinderstudios is offering
art/theater/music camps
from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 1-5,
Willy Wonka; July 8-12,
Matilda; July 13-19, Tangled;
and July 22-26, Mama Mia.
Each week concludes with a
performance Friday at 2:30
p.m. Camps are split into
three classes by age, lirhit 15
per class. Fee is $150 per
week/$500 for all four
weeks, with 20 percent dis-
count for siblings. Must
bring lunch and extra water.
Payment due by May 31.
Visit the studio at 1897
Island Walk Way #4 to pick
up registration forms. Call
The Island Art
Association will offer Mini
Art Camp for ages 4 and up,
July 8, 10 a. m.- 2:30 p.m.
Bring a bag lunch and giet
ready for some creative fun.
To reserve a place call 261-
7020. The gallery is located
at 18 N. Second St.
4-H camps
4-H camps offered by the
UF/IFAS Nassau County
Extension Service include
an overnight camp in
Madison, July 15-19 for ages
8-13 where learning oppor-
tunities are related to a top-
ics like: nature, science,
shooting sports, kayaking,
health and more. Day camps
include "It's Alive Outside"-
and "Animal Camp" for ages
5-10; a cooking and craft
camp called "Spice it Up" for
ages 9 and up; and a robot-
ics camp using the Gear
Tech 21 Robotics program
for ages 11-15. Dates and
registration information are
at Nassau or call
(904) 879-1019.

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ily show, the Alhambra Theatre
& Dining is staging the Andrew
Lloyd Webber hit, "Joseph and
the Amazing Technicolor
Dream Coat." Written by
Weber with lyrics by Tim Rice,
this biblical saga of Joseph and
his coat of many colors comes
to vibrant life in this delightful
musical parable. Joseph, his
father's favorite son, is a boy
blessed with prophetic dreams.
When he is sold into slavery by
his jealous brothers and taken
to Egypt, Joseph endures a
series of adventures in which
his spirit and humanity are con-
tinually challenged.
Set to an engaging cornu-
copia of musical styles, from
country-western and calypso to
bubble-gum pop and rock 'n'
roll, this Old Testament tale
emerges both timely and time-
less. The show opened in
London's West End in 1973 and
then on Broadway in 1982. It
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Troop 89
Boy Scout Troop 89 meets
each Monday, 6:30-8:00 p.m.,
at the Adam Kelley Scout Hut,
South 13th Street. Troop 89,
sponsored by Fernandina
Beach Rotary Club continu-
ously for 75 years, has a strong
record for helping mold boys
through team work in camp-
ing, canoeing, hiking, back-
packing, bicycling and through
individual endeavors in com-
munications, personal fitness
and other life-skill areas. For
more information, contact
Scoutmaster Dan Matricia at
277-9611 or come to the Scout
Hut during meeting times.

Head Start
Peck Head Start of
Fernandina Beach/Yulee is
now enrolling children ages 3-
5,for the 2013-14 school year.
Contact Brenda Haffner at 491-
3631 or 491-3630.

TheAlhambra cast features a unique
collection of local and national actors as
well as 18 local children in the Children's
Ensemble. The kids were chosen from an open
audition held May 20 at the Alhambra.

including a current U.K. tour
since 2010.
The Alhambra cast features
a unique collection of local and
national actors as well as 18
local children in the Children's
Ensemble. The kids were cho-
sen from an open audition held
May 20 at the Alhambra.
Among those in the cast are
Tanisha Moore, a Jacksonville
native and gradiale of Douglas
Anderson School for the Arts

and fellow Jacksonville native,
Cedric J. Paige, currently a ris-
ing senior at Florida Stite
University, making his
Alhambra debut.
'fhie show is choreographed
by Jacksonville native, New
York choreographer, James
"Joseph and the Amazing
Technicolor Dream Coat" is at
the Alhambra through Aug. 4.
To accommodate younger audi-


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through Sunday. Doors open at
5:30 p.m. and dinner will be
served until 7 p.m. Matinees on
Saturday are at 1:15 p.m. Doors
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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 204 Work Wanted 403 Finandal-Home/Property 606 Photo Equipment & Sales 619 Busirs.- 800 REAL ESTATE 813 Investment ProoerrV 858 Condos-Unfurnished
101 Card of Thanks 205 Live-in Help 404 Money To Loan 607 Antiques-Collectibles 620 Coal-A.:i..d-F.jei 801 Wanted [ buy or Rent 814 West Nassau County 859 Homes-Furnished
102 Lost & Found 206 Child Care 500 FARM &ANIMAL 608 Produce r621. Gard&.r, La.-,r E.ip,.- ,i.;t 02 r lo2 -, mes 815 KIngsland/5t. Marys 860 Homes-Unfrurnshed
103 In rm.ernonarr, 207 Business Opporturty 501 Equipment 609 Appliances 6-2,.rr-. '-" I-rtil.,-r 603 r.i.lie Home LOtI 816 Canmden County, Bol86 Vacation Ren'als
104 Personals 300 EDUCATION 502 L.'.eatock & Supiihes; 6i OAir C.'.ri,;-r.eHr-y_ rr ..',3 S .ap Trade BO-1 amiel Island Homes 817 Other Areas 862 Bed a& Brakfest
105 PubIlc Notce 301 Schools & Irnstrucion 503 Pets.,SuppI,ee 611 H. -.e Eur,-r,,,,,-r ..? 64V a-re.d i.:. B.,, BO- Eeaci-es 850 RENTALS 863 Office
106 Happy Card 302 DOert/ 504 Servces 612 Muscial Instruments -,2- F-r -j re.i'-.. Sr80 5V'aerfr.nt 851 Roommate Wanted 864 Commercal/Retal
107 Sopeca' Occaso,- 303 Hobbies/Crafts 600 MERCHANDISE 613 Television-Radio-Stere. 700 RECREATION 60, Crd..iT,,,imus 852 Mobile Homes 865 Warehouse
108 Gft Shops 305 Tutonring 601 Garage Salei. 614 i.,..l-, t..or.. 7l Boat- ;. Trier; f06 ,3t s.andfvulee 853 Mob.le Home Lots 901 TRANSPORTATION
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Lessons/Classes 602 Arw,.cIe fo.r s31e 615 Eu.ig l. -lMr-,ir, i -02 Boat SuppHli:C O .ckaS.C '09s Lors 854 Room 0 Trutmobeks
61-t aE-? p~t q '902 TruckRs
201 Help Wanted 400 FINANCIAL 603 MscelaniCO.G 616 S[.rayge '.,noic- -i? Spons EqUpT. err Sid810 F:,r-n Acreage 855 Apartments-Furnihed 903 Vans
202 Sales-Busness -101 M.lortgage Boucht/Sold 604 Bcycles 617 r-iach,..-r,-iol--tulp 7L'- 4 erer,,n'-, ,.'_ri." B811 CoTnmner.iai'Reral 856 Apartrments-Unfurr. 904 Miotorcycles
203 Hoii/P.estaurarit 402 Stocks & Bonds 605 Compute.r-s-SuopIle 618 "u'-c.O r. -rrCp,[_or ; ,p t, '-uiirh 612 Pr,.pErtv Exchanrge 857 Condos-Furnished 905 Commercial


102 Lost & FoundI
yrs old, very friendly. Missing June 11
in the 17 N, Rayonler & Parker Rd area.
Please call or text 572-6341 or 762-
3266. He is VERY MISSED!
If You Have Lost Your Pet please
check the Nassau Humase 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.

S105 Public Notice
THERE IS A LIEN On The Following
Vehicles For Towing & Storage
and will be auctioned off on the
listed dates below: on 7/1/2013, a
2002 Hyosung Scooter, VIN#
KM4CA13A021304511 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 prefer-
ence, limitation, or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make any such preference,
limitation or discrimination.
The News-Leader will not
knowingly accept any advertising
for real estate which Is in violation
of the law. All persons are hereby
informed that all dwellings
advertised are available on an
equal opportunity basis.
If you believe that you may have
been discriminated against in
connection with the sale, rental or
financing of housing, call the
United States Department of
Housing and Urban Development
HUD 1(800)669-9777, or for
the hearing impaired 1(800)927-

S201 Help Wanted

complete rentals Heat/Air, Electricity,
Plumbing call 468-363-1066 email

experienced. High commission plus
benefits. Please contact Pat at Laurel
Oak Animal Hospital (912)576-9801.
phone call away. Exp'd CDL-A drivers
& excellent benefits. Weekly hometime.
(888)362-8608. 1-5 weeks paid
training. Recent grads w/a CDL-A can
apply online at
Equal Opportunity Employer. ANF
Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process
medical claims from home.- Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
1(877)FTC-HELP. A message from the
News-Leader and the FTC.

I 201 Help Wanted I 201 Help Wanted I

Amelia Island Yacht Basin is accepting
applications for a full time Marine
Mechanic. Seeking quality conscious
person with high work ethic. Must be
honest, reliable, have a neat/clean
appearance and a positive attitude.
Must have general set of marine"
service tools for mechanical service
repairs on marine engines and
systems. Must have effective customer
relation skills. Any portfolio showing
work experience, factory certification,
Industry awardS, skills, accomplish-
ments, etc. are a plus. Great benefit
package. If you or someone you know
are interested in this position, please
call 904-277-4615 or stop by the
marina office (251 Creekside Dr.)
between 8am 6pm. Inquiries and
resumes may also be sent to

BEACHSIDE MOTEL now accepting
applications for part-time Housekeep-
ers. Must be able to work weekends.
Apply at Beachside Motel, 3172 S.
Fletcher Ave.
OFFICES hiring for multiple part-
time positions. Hours are 20-28.50 per
week. Days worked will vary Monday
thru Saturday. Hours of operation are
8:30 to 6:30 daily. Wages $9-$11/hr
depending on qualifications and exp-
erience. Please email your resume to
soeedvcashmalni& or fax to
(904)261-4971. No phone calls please.

has the following positions available:
Housekeeping days/nights. Temporary
security position. Apply within, 2707
Sadler Rd. No phone calls.

ANDINA is looking for a mature,
loving and caring individual to work in
the Church Nursery. Applicants must
Ibe 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.
experience required. Must have
flexible schedule. PT/FT. Call 261-
5511 for more information.
Housekeepers Great Pay and
flexible schedules. (904)261-9444
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
EXCITING THINGS are happening
at Four Seasons Bistro! Now hiring for
Lead Cook/Cook. Help introduce our
new Summer Menu! Send resume 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
time. Must have own transportation
and references. We do background
checks. Call- (904)491-3873 for
PLUMBER NEEDED New construct-
ion and repair. Driver's license
required. (904)225-9972

- Looking for people who want to Work antdI
travel. Call Perry (610)909-3678. 204 W r Wanted

,resumes for shift managers. Please
reply to c2535h( leave
contact information for interviews.
ED- 5yrs or more experience required.
References required. Must be hard-
working and motivated to do quality
work. PT position available with the po-
tential of becoming FT. If any ques-
tions E-mail
Apply in person at 1120 S. 8th St.

associate rep
Immed FT/PT openings,
customer sales/svc, will train,
conditions apply, all ages 17+,
Call ASAP! 904-900-4573
ERS earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded.
$1000 sign on to qualified drivers.
Home most weekends. (843)266-3731
(ECS) is accepting applications for
the following position: HVAC SERVICE
least three years experience, and
references are preferred. ECS offers
comparable wages and benefits. Please
apply in person, Monday through
Friday, between the hours of 8am-
Spin, at Ed's Comfort Solutions, Inc.,
451644 State Road 200, Callahan, FL
32011. For further information you
may contact us at (904)225-5651.

Payroll Bookkeeping
STax Preparation Advice
1016 S. 14th St.,
Femandina Beach, FL 32034
904-261-6942 or 1-866-472-6290

Helping Seniors with their independ-
ehce and giving family members a
helping hand. Many services available,
rates vary and references available
upon request. Call;Sandy 631-7917.
CARE Timbercreek. Fun learning
environment. All ages welcomed. Call

5 A,

301 Schools & I
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
on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA
approved program. Financial aid if
qualified Housing available. Call
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866)
314-3769. ANF

503 Pets/Supplies]
old Black Lab, needs'room to run, very
friendly. (904)857-1065
(3) KITTENS Free to good home.
Approximately 6 weeks old. Call (904)
PUPPIES $400/each, with all
vaccinations. Not registered. Both
parents on premises. Call 557-4770 or
FREE PUPPIES 7 weeks old. Lab
mix. Call 225-2927 or 753-0721.

601 Garage Sales
SUPER YARD SALE Fri. 6/14 & Sat.
6/15, 8am-4pm. 312 S. 8th St. Lots
of great items. Benefit Cedar Haven.
Questions, call (904)635-8789.
8am-noon. Furniture: bedroom, living
room, large dining table with 6 chairs.
Lots of misc. items, college books, etc.
96334 & 96350 Duval Rd.
6/15/13. 1613 Plantation Oaks Ln.
Edison Gem w/cylinders, Bose & JVC
stand alone speakers, antique twin
bedroom set, 20" HP monitor, large
mirror, lazer disc player, 40 discs, 100+
DVD's, VCR player & 100+ tapes, &
much, much more. No early birds.

blades, bedding, kid's clothes,
household items, games, toys,
costumes, seasonal items, books,
Webkinz, dolls, & more. 2402 Sussex
Dr., Lakewood. Sat. 6/15, 8am.-noon.
THURS. & FRI. 8am-? Heron Isles,
96115 Yellow Tail Ct., Yulee. HUGE
Garage Sale. Furniture, computers,
outdoor furniture, househlbld items,
clothing, exercise equipment. Call
GARAGE SALE Fri. 6/14, Sat. 6/15,
Sun. 6/16, 9am-lpm. Tools, Tools,
Tools I From basics 'to woodworking,
electrical and more. Furniture and
other household items. 97488 Pirates
Point Rd., Yulee. No early birds!
YARD SALE Fri. 6/14 & Sat. 6/15,
8am-lpm. 85580 Elise- Rd., Wilson
Neck area. Little bit Sf everything. It's
time to purge garage. Too much to list.
WE'VE GOT what you don't need,
but can't live without at prices that
will still leave enough for groceries.
Original art, crocheted' bedspread $45,
from traditional to Shabby Chic. Sat.,
9am-? 91001 Fiddler Dr., Piney Island.-
2488 CAPTAIN HOOK DR. .- in
Pirates Bay off Sadler. Furniture,
kitchen items, sporting equipment,
power, tools, collectibles, Christmas
Items, & more. Sat. 6/15, 8am-2pm.

for Childrents Miracle Network at
Murray's Grill on AlA at Chester' Rd.
Sat. 6/15, 8am-2pm. All donations go
to U.F. Shands Hospital & Wolfson
Children's Hospital. (F)
Lime St., Murray Hill Apartments. Sat.
6/15, 8am-3pm. NO EARLY BIRDS.

1601 Garage Sale.
.SAT., 9AM-3PM Construction tools/
trailer, Dewalt, Milwaukee and more.
Dishwasher, Ipod, kennel fencing, mics.
95427 Karen Walk, FB. 753-1903 Mike.

1602 Articles for Sale
drawers, 29"X60"X30"H. $400. Call
(904) 583-6076. ...
TABLE with 4 swivel chairs, thick
cushions. Exc. cond. $235. Call (904)

1611 Home Fumihsifgs !
.For Sale Kitchen table & chairs light
maple wood, 6 chairs exc. cond., $250.
Wine cooler new, 36 bottle, $75. Large
propane patio heater, $75. Electric
fireplace heaters, $25. (904)430-3315

O74' Recreation Ve cl
WANTED:Clean Used Van Campers
- Cash or consign. Top dollar. Call Mark
Santangelo 1-800-262-2182:

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

804 Amelia Island I
LISTED 617 S. 9th St., 2BR/1BA,
50'X100I' lot. $75K. Call for
appointment, 415-2686 or 261-0347.
HOUSE FOR-SALE 707 So. Fletcher
Ave., Fernandina Beach, FL. For more
Information, call (912)337-4599 or
COTTAGE ESTATE Brick 2/2 close to
beach & downtown. 1627- Broome St.
Large lot 100'X137'. Hardwood & tile
floors, 400sf garage, 1200sf heated &
air cond. Asking $214,500. Inspect &
consider making an offer.?? Lasserre
Real Estate, Inc. (904)261-4066 '
large enclosed FL room. Tenant occu-
pied. 1510 Persimmon Circle. Show-
ing 12pm-3pm, Saturday & Sunday.
$273,500. Call (904)491-4951.

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cooler & drive thru.
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1170 SF $1,300 mo

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

* Warehouse Office
combo 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

Please contact usjbr
your commercial
real estate needs to
buy, sell or lease.

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



S806 Waterfront
Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
Lasserre, Realtor.
4c, OCEANFRONT LOT in Jacksonville
S Beach. Zoned & ready to build on.
Reduced to $629,900. (904)868-2150

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852 Mobile HomesI
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YULEE 3BR/1.SBA'SW. $650/mo.
Water Inc. Small dog or service animals
only. Also, 2BR/1BA, $500/mo. Call
Call (904)753-1682.

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MLS# 59886 $409,900


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management. Game room. Wonderful rental or sec-
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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.
ON ISLAND 2/1 SWMH in park $175
wk/$695 mo+dep. OFF ISLAND 3/2
DWMH Nas'ville fenced 1 ac $225wk/
$895 mo+dep. For details 261-5034.

855 Apartments
1 BEDROOM Furnished. Waterfront,
cozy, great fishing, close to shopping.
Available now. (904)703-4265

856 Apartments
AMELIA LAKES 1BR/1BA upstairs.
W/D hookup, lots of amenities.
$700/mo. + deposit (WAC). Call (904)
FOR RENT 2BR/1.5BA TH apt.
CH&A, stove, refrig., D/W, carpet.
Service animals only. $795/mo. 828
Nottingham Dr. Call (904)261-3035.

858 Condos I
AMELIA 3BR/2BA, cathedral ceilings,
SS appliances, granite, spaces 3/2,
gated with pool/hot tub. W/D ind.
Avail. 5/1. $1100/mo. (904)251-9525


Real Estate, Inc.

*3BR/2BA home on Lofton Creek
2,600 sq.ft., Dock, garage/workshop,
Large lot, gourmet kitchen, many other
bonus's $1,950/mo. Plus utilities.
*Ocean Park, 3BR/2BA Furnished with
I -car garage, available monthly or long
term $2,200 with utiities included.
2BR/IBA Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher.
Across the street from the beach. All
util,wi-fi,TV & phone.
3BR/3BA townhome in Sandpiper
Loop $1850/wk plus taxes & cleaning
S850688 US HWY 17, 1,210 sq.ft. build-
ing with 3.8 acres of fenced property,
formerly a Nursery with some out-
building and a green house still on
-Two 800sf Office/Retail spaces, can be
joined for one, 1,600 sq ft space, AIA
next to Peacock Electric $12/sq. ft +
CAM &Tax
-Amelia Park Unit B small office (2
Rooms) with bath, 576 sq. ft $ 1050/mo.
+ sales tax.
*Five Points Village 1,200 sq. ft. AIA/S
8th St. exposure Great for retail,
services, or office. $1,200/mo +sales
*Amelia Park Unit E (14th St frontage) -
910 approx. sq.ft., 3 offices, reception
area, kitchen & bathroom. $1450/mo. +
*1839 S. 8th Si. adjlcaen i Huddle
SHouse, 1,800 sq.ft. $1700/mo. lease +
tax. Sale also considered.

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860 Homes
schools and beach w/fenced backyard,
fireplace and 2-car garage. $1200/mo.
+ dep. 1605 Broome St. Call (386)
includes ALL. Only add cable. Close to
beach, shops, etc. BR, LR, eat-in
kitchen, full bath, backyard, private
entrance & driveway. Call 631-617-
corn' for the most recent information
on Long Term Rentals. Updated Daily.
Chaplin Williams Rentals, The Area's -J
Premier Rental Company
ON ISLAND 2BR/2BA duplex flat.
CH&A. W/D. Water, trash & lawn care
included. $850/mo. + security deposit.
Call (407)340-6340.
4BR/2BA 2000 sf home on canal in
Nassau Lakes. FP, Ig fenced back yd,
covered patio. SS apple's. No smoking.
$1400/mo+$1000dep. (904)742-1352
includes ALL. Only add cable. Close to
beach, shops, etc. Master BR,.Living,
Dining, Kitchen, Full bath, 2nd
BR/Office, Screened porch, Backyard,
Driveway. Call 631-617-7693
1BR HOME w/huge additional office,
all appliances, large yard, on Egans
Creek. 919 San Fernando St. $875/
mo. Call (904)557-8884.

1861 Vacation Rentals
BEACH HOUSE Avail. 7/15 and/or all
of Aug. & Sept. (2 week mmin.). Furnish-
ed, 3BR/2BA, CH&A. $800/week.
(904)577-8686 or (904)277-4287
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
Mountains. River overlook, cozy, well
furnished, majestic views. Peaceful.
$550 a week. Call (904)757-5416.

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

1 865 Warehouse
house w/12'X15' office & bath. Two
12X12 roll up doors. Amelia Island In-
dustrial Park, 2424-B Lynndale Rd. Call
SJim Deal 261-6230 or cell 415-0423.

866 Wanted
To Rent

RETIRED COUPLE looking to rent
home in Fernandina Beach or -sur-
rounding area, minimum 3BR. Have
small dog. Please call (912)342-0666.
pets seeks quiet 2BR/2BA or 1BR/1BA
on or near beach. (360)223-0131

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901 Automobiles
2006 FORD 500 4 doer Sedan, HWY
miles only, 6/CD changer, new A/C,
good condition, good tires. Great
second car or first time owner. $4,750/
OBO, cash only. (904)982-5850.

904 Motorcycles
2011 HD TRIKE Black, 3000 miles,
$3000 in chrome, trim, upgrades
(receipts avaiable). $33,500. Call
(904) 491-4185.