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Dogs a%%ait adoption at Nassau County Animal Services in the new
puppy yard, top, wtb artifHicial turf and a drain system, play.
pools, a%\nings, obstacle courses and toys. A cat awaits. adoption
in the catterN, above, which is now a "negative pressure" room
where air is Vented outside so diseases cannot spread, said
... .. Director Joe Novello, left, with one of his charges.

Working together to give

all dogs andcats a home


A public-private partnership of ani-
mal welfare agencies, .rescue-groups
and advocates is W',rlirig to make
Nassau a county where "no dog or cat
is euthanized merely because; it does
not hae a hinic." and its effort: are
paying off. : .
:. Their work has helped transform
Nassau Couity Animal Services,
where. longtime employee Joe
Novello became director in,
December 2011, and by extension
the communities it serves.
SEight years ago the shelter was
roundly, condemned as a derelict
place where animals went to die, but
thanks, to Ndvello and the Nassau
Animal Welfare Coalition, the agency
is on its way to0becoming no-kill for
the first time in its history and an
example of best-practices in.providing
"All oT these groups coming
together is something that has never
happened before," said Novello. "It
works when people Work together
instead of pulling apart."
"It has turned around because
everybody has worked hard," added
Beverly Phillips, an independent
member of the coalition. "And every-
one has stuck with it," said fellow
member Susan Paul.
SUnder Novello, Nassau County
Animal Services has achieved record-
low euthanasia rates 449 so far this
fiscal year compared to 698 the same
time last year. Adoptions stand

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Lichnse Road Yulre,.6n Sunday from nepn-3 p.m. tb'calebate tihe h-l-
ter ani see the mrany improvements. Get a'guided tour frorn the shelter.: "
staff, Register the event to win a door prize and pi'rchaseaf-' i
ftie tickets for the many donated prizes. LUfit refreshments will,'06 avail- "
able. All proceeds will benefit the Spay Nassau and heartwo'rmtreat- :
ment funds. ..
Come meet your next family member and see that everyone can
make a difference by giving an animal a forever home. For information
cal 491-7440.

;ar-iund 500
That's a vast improvement over
2'OS-4i, when records showed 2,475
animals were accepted into the shel-
ter but 3,163 were euthanized.
Nobody could tell the real numbers,
but animal.advocates calculated the
kill rate at 95'percent.
Apart from gross mismanage-
ment,'there was also a lack of concern
about adoptions or spaying and neu-
tering and little to help those who
could not afford it. Today, great
strides have been made on all counts.
With a grant of $i80,625 from
PetSmart Charities more than 2,300
animals were steralized from Septem-
ber 2011 to October 2012 through
the Spay West program. To continue
that effort, Cats Angels is heading
the Spay Nassau program to "pro-
vide freehand low-cost spay and neu-
tering assistance for'those who oth-
erwise could not afford to be
responsible pet'owners."
However, more money is needed.

Through private donations the coali-
tion has so far sterilized 240 cats and
dogs far short of the need. First
Coast No M6ore Homeless Pets of
Jacksofiville has been a huge sup-
port, said Phillips, including providing
spay/neuterl surgeries at its clinic "in-
"Rick Ducharme (head of FCN-
MHP) has stepped up to the.plate on
so many different levels," noted Paul,
inching Nassau County closer to a
Humane ethic that emulates the best
practices of organizations like Best
Friends Animal ,Society (best-', an affiliate member of
the coalition along with Scott
Trebatoski of Jacksonville Animal
Care & Protective Services.
County Commission Chair Danny
Leeper recently gave $500 from his
discretionary fund to the cause, and
Commissioner Steve Kelley has
pledged that proceeds from this'
ANIMAL Continued on 5A

Debt mounts at

marina, golf club

Debts are still accumulating at the
city's marina and golf course, accord-
ing to a financial report by staff,
City commissioners gathered at a
special meeting Monday afternoon to6'
discuss the growing deficits and pos-
sible solutions.
The marina, golf course and city
airport are considered enterprise oper-
ations, which means ideally they would
be bringing funds into city coffers.
While the airport is holding its own, the
marina and golf course have been man-
aged by private companies in recent
years, but so far neither has been able
to bring their respective operations
out of the red.
City officials chose Westrec in'2009
to operate the Fernandina Harbor
Marina, and Billy Casper Golf in 2010
to run the golf course, but the city still
pays the salaries and benefits for
employees at both operations. It also
has bailed out the golf course when it
needed extra funds to continue opera.,
tions, and temporarily reduced the rent
for Westrec when dredging of boat
slips interfered with marina revenues.

The golf course in particular has
come under fire in recent months for
reportedly deplorable conditions.
Representatives at Billy Casper Golf
have assured the city that conditions
will improve, but city officials gave
them a deadline of Aug. 1 to make
those improvements.
According to a report by Finance
Director Patti Clifford, the city will pay
$422,837 this fiscal year toward mari-
na debt and $241,840 toward golf
course debt.
Commissioner Arlene Filkoff at
Monday's meeting complained that
Clifford's report brought only bad
news, and asked what specific prob-
lems needed to be solved.
"We bring attention to the debt for
obvious reasons," Clifford said. "These
two funds have a negative cash bal-
ance forward ... this is to show the
magnitude of the problem." Clifford
also noted the city's water/wastewater
fund has been helping to balance the
debt every year, to the tune of $600,000.
"We've been told that the best way
to solve the marina issues is to move
(the marina north). .. And the golf
DEBT Continued on 3A

City agrees to

do-over ofCRA
ANGELA DAUGHTRY since the CRA was established, the
News-Leader area can now better take advantage of
S any increases. According to a city doc-
The city commission approved re- ument, CRA property values fell from
.setting the.base year of the Community $13.9 million in 2005 to $10.2 million in
SRedevelopment Area and, extending. 2 20.12, and, "it is anticipated that the
its terra to 40 years after a public hear- 2013' property values are roughly the
ing on Tuesday. Corn mis-.ioner Pat same as 2012 taxable values."
Gass voted against, citing concerns Gass said she did not see any
about a cap in taxable city land value urgency in re-setting the year of the
available for CRAs. CRA "because there's still not going to
The Community Redevelopment be any money for several years." She
Advisory Board recommended th'e also said she would like to see a change
changes, which have been part of the to the cap put on. the ballot in
CRA discussion for at least a year. November to get an idea of how con-
The CRA is a special taxing district stituents feel about the CRA in gener-
created to spur development of "blight- al. '
ed" areas by enhancing their tax base City Planner Kelly Gibson said later
and by distributing increased tax rev- that extending the term of the CRA
enues for infrastructure improvements will provide more funding options for
into the area. the CRA, and that the next step would
The city's CRA was established in be for the city to coordinate With the
Fernandina Beach in 2005 and com- county tax collector and property
prises 56 properties at or near the city appraiser.
waterfront, within 37 acres. Gibson also noted Gass's issue with
CRA tax revenues are based on a 2 percent cap that the City Charter
increases in property values from the puts on land available for CRAs is unre-
time the CRA is established, but values lated to the current CRA, because it is
have dropped in the past five years.
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Hair salon needs

drinking fountain?


A local woman who has.been strug-
gling to open a hair salon says she has
-met with another business obstruc-
tion with the city.
According to Janet Miller, who pre-
viously owned and operated a salon at
Sadler Square on Amelia Island, the
city building department is requiring
her to install a drinking fountain in her
proposed Family Style Salon at the 8
Flags Shopping Center on South 14th
This comes after the city withdrew
a requirement for Miller to pay $7,000
in utility charges last month after she

made a public complaint about the
impact fees.
Miller told city commissioners at
their meeting Tuesday that City
Building Official Bob Sasser is now
requiring that she install a drinking
fountain in her 750-square-foot salon.
According to paperwork provided
by Miller, this is contrary to the Florida
Building Code, which states "drinking
fountains are not required for an occu-
pant load of 15 or fewer."
City Manager Joe Gerrity told
Miller that, according to Sasser, the
drinking fountain was required
because of "change of use" for the
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FRIDAY. JUNE 21.2013 NEWS News-Leader



Freedom Festival
Families are invited to cel-
ebrate Independence Day
with a fiee community festival
featuring live music, food,
kid's activities and fun from 10
a.m.-2 July 4 in Central
Park on Atlantic Avenue.
Guests can stay downtown for
the Fernandina Beach fire-
works, scheduled for 9:30
p.m. For information visit

& Deep Blue
On July 4, visitors can get
festive at The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island's Red, White
and Deep Blue celebration.
This Independence Day cele-
bration features an All-
American Barbecue on the
oceanfront lawn, fun for the
kids, live music by The Bama
Gamblers and a fireworks dis-
play. Reservations requested.
ameliaisland for information.
OmniAlP festival
The Omni Amelia Island
Plantation will offer a number
of festive activities to cele-
brate Fourth of July, including
an Independence Day 5 K,
annual July 4th Parade and
Family Freedom Festival.
Visit www.omniameliaisland-

Stars & Stripes
Savannah Grand Assisted
Living, 1900 Amelia Trace
Court, will hfiost a Stars &
Stripes Freedom Festival &
Parade on July 4th. The
parade starts at 11 a.m., fol-
lowed by a build your owh
hotdog buffet at 11:30 a.m.
Dress in your patriotic attire
and enjoy a fun-filled day.
Prizes will be awarded for
Best Patriotic Dressed, Best
Decorated Walker and Best of
the Best. RSVP to Tonisha at
321-0898 by June 28 if you
plan to join the lunch. Seating
is limited.
Riverside event
The Riverside Arts Market
will offer a special Indepen-
dence Day event under the
Fuller Warren Bridge in
Jacksonville from 6-10 p.m. on
July 4th with live music, local
brews and favorite RAM food
vendors, including fresh
lemonade and shave ice ven-
dors. The city's downtown
fireworks display is scheduled
to begin at 9:45 p.m..
Live music on the River
Stage will include indie rock/
Americana band Antique .
Animals from 6-7:30 p.m. and
classic rock band Sweet
Scarlett from 8-9:45 p.m. For
information, directions and a
calendar of events, visit www.
Sounds on Centre
Sounds on Centre, present-
ed by the Historic Fernandina
Business Association, will fea-
ture Island Vibe on July 5,
playing music through -the
ages. Concerts are held from
6-8 p.m. on Centre Street
between Second and Front'
streets. Don't forget your
chair and sunscreen. Sounds
on Centre is a community
event, all ages welcome. For
information contact the HFBA
at downtownfernandina@ or visit www.down-
Union Garrison
Fort Clinch State Park,
2601 Atlantic Ave., will host a
Union Garrison on July 6 ft-om
9 a.m.-5 p.m. and July 7 from 9
Visitors may interact with
living historians to experience
life in the fort as it was in
1864. Fees include the $6 per"
vehicle park entrance tee plus
$2.per person fort admission.
Call 277-7274 or visit



Billy Pittman,
Jason Sweat and
Jimmy Graham of the
Fernandina Beach
utilities department,
bottom left, came to
the rescue Wednesday
when Ocean Ridge
residents Debi, Loud
and Phyllis Anderson
called for help saving
nine ducklings that
became stuck in the
bottom of a storm
drain in front of
Loud's yard while
their mother was dis-
tracted momentarily
by another of her wan-
dering brood.
According to Loud,
the workers had to
remove three drain
grates and keep send-
ing the ducklings
between the drains to
finally coral them and
contain them safely in
a box, middle left, to
return to their very
concerned mother.
"They were a
tremendous help!"
said Loud, who
snapped these photos.
"It is so nice to know
that the city utility
department not only
has a very functional
and dependable side,
but also a very big
heart!" After the
ordeal, the mother
and her ducklings
paddled away in the
community's pond,

GOKIDS drive set to start

The Nassau County
Volunteer Center's Corporate
Volunteer Council, through its
13th annual GOKIDS (Giving
Our Kids lmportantI Daily
Supplies) project, is collecting
school supplies and donations
for local students who need
them the most.
Monetary donations will be
used to purchase supplies and
will be distributed among all
area public schools by their
principals. Over the last 12
years, through the GOKIDS
projects, more than $130,000
worth of donations and sup-
plies has reached Nassau
County's l)ublic schools and
The project will run from

July 8 to Aug. 12. Distribution
to the schools will take place
on Aug. 15. The most needed
supplies include pencils, pens,
pocket folders, wide-ruled
notebook paper or spiral note-
books, crayons, glue sticks,
clear or mesh backpacks (no
wheels), dry-erase markers,
white or color copy paper,
Kleenex, paper towels and
wipe-ups. Gift cards are also
Those who wish to donate
school supplies may drop off
donations at any of the follow-
ing locations: Omni Amelia
Island Plantation (Associate
Services); Century 21/John T.
Ferreira Insurance, 500 Centre
St.; Fernandina Beach City

511 Ash Street. Fernandina Beach. FL 32034
(904)261-3696 Fax 261-3698
Website for email addresses:
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Hall on Ash Street; Nassau
County Volunteer Center, 1303
Jasmine St., Suite D; Amelia
Dental Group on Citrona
Drive; First Coast Community
Bank on 14th Street and the
Target shopping center in
Yulee; First Federal Bank of
Florida on Sadler Road and
Chester Road and AIA in
Yulee; VyStar Credit Union
and CBC National Bank on
14th Street; Hilliard Town Hall,
15859 West CR 108; Hilliard
Recreation Center, 37516
Oxford St.; Hilliard library,
15821 West CR 108; Hilliard
Pharmacy, 551770 US 1; and
Hilliard Winn-Dixie, 541494
US 1. Rayonier, Rock'Tenn and
The Lions Club ar'e also sup-
porting the drive.
For more information
about how to hell) students
right here in Nassau County,
call the Volunteer Center at
261-2771 or email ncvcfb@aol.

. ............... ..



Pirates, pints
On June 22 from 9 a.m.-3
p.m. the Pirates Club blood
drive will be held in the ban-
quet hall at the American
Legion Post 54, 626 S. Third
St. (corner of Gum and
Third). The Sons of the
American Legion Squadron
54 and the VFW Men's
Auxiliary Post 4351 will pro-
vide a free lunch and bever-
ages for donors.
Appointments to donate
blood are not required, but
scheduling in advance at saves you
time and helps organizers to
better prepare for your
arrival. For more informa-
tion visit
Hands workshop
Save your Hands Work-
shop: 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 credits. Call
Julie Maley at 415-6781 to
Driver safety
An AARP Driver's Safety
Program will be held on June
24 and 25 at First Presby-ter-
ian Church in downtown
Fernandina Beach. Class will
begin at 8:45 a.m. in the
Anchor, corner of Centre
and Sixth streets. Call 261-
3837 to register. Class size is
Breakfast series
Family Support Services
of North Florida (FSS) will
focus on two important legal
issues at the Breakfast
Learning Series, June 25 at 9
a.m. Attorneys with Jackson-
ville Area Legal Aid will dis-
cuss the legal implications of
parenting children outside of
marriage, and how a sealed
or expunged criminal record
can remove barriers to
employment and housing.
FSS offers the free educa-
tional program at its Nassau
County office, 87001 Pi-ofes-
sional Way in Yulee.
Networking and continental.
breakfafbegin at 8:30 a.m.;
program from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Register to attend at FSS. ' or
WOAMTEC will meet
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 25 at
Cafe Karibo. Cost is $15 and
includes lunch. The word of
the week is "inspire."
Mention it at check-in and
receive an extra door prize
S WOAMTEC offers busi-
ness-building opportunities
where women can focus on
keeping their priorities in
order of faith, family and
finance without feeling guilty
about it. For information con-
tact Lisa Presnell at 206-3115

The'Nassau County
Home Educators will spon-
sor a Homeschool Orien-
tation for families interested
in homeschooling, on June
27 at 7 p.m. at Springhill
Baptist Church, 941017 Old
Nassauville Road. Leaders of
the group will provide infor-
mation on the legal aspects
of homeschooling, different
curricula and community
support. Veteran home-
schoolers will be available to
answer questions.
Nassau County Home
Educators comprises more
than 100 families in the area
who work together to pro-
vide a co-op, field trips, sup-
port meetings, sports classes
and cooperative aids to
],l.ii. i,,,lin tion call NCHE president
Jane McDonald at 277-2798.
Annual meeting
The Annual Membership
Meeting of theAmelia Island
Book IFestival will be held on

Prince of Peace I.utheran Church held its
first service at its new church on Atlantic
Avenue in I'ernandina Beach.
June 20, 1963

Nassau County Sheriff ;Luiirie Ellis fired two
correctional officers accused in the rape of a
female inmate at the jail.
June 22,'1988

The Nassau County School l)istrict earned an
overall grade of A-minus from the state.
June 20, 2003

July 10 at 4:30 p.m. at the
Peck Center. Directors for
the coming year will be elect-
ed, the officers presented
and members will hear a
review of the 2013 festival.
Nominated for board
positions for 2013-14 are:
Shannon Brown; Pam
Meyer; Brenda Carr; Terry
Ramsay; John Carr; Steve
Sell; Nancy Fishburn; Fran
Shea; Barbara Mann; Susan
Siegmund; and Evelyn
The 2014 Amelia Island
Book Festival will be held on
Saturday, Feb. 22 at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Took 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. It
also includes tips on nail care
while undergoing treatment.
Cosmetic kits are provided.
This program is free and
facilitated by licensed cosme-
tologists all American
Cancer Society volunteers.
Advance registration re-
quired. Call 1-800-227-2345.

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 mem-
ber, volunteer, auxiliary
member, or have contributed
in helping to keep its doors
open, Micah's Place is look-
ing for your help. There are
many ways to do this.
Contribute your personal sto-
ries, so Micah's Place can
capture its rich history and
honor those who laid the
foundation. There is also a
need for volunteers and
sponsors to help ensure the
event is a success.
The celebration is set for
Nov. 9 at Omni Amelia Island
Plantation. For details or to
participate, contact Kelly
Monti, project coordinator,
via email (preferred) at pro-
jectcoordinator@micah- or 491-6364, ext.
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
in 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
The center enlists volunteers
to support nonprofit agen-
cies and their work in
Nassau County and conducts
projects of its own to assist
those in need. For informa-
tion or to volunteer, stop in
the office, call 261-2771, or
VFW Post meets
The Byrd-Wallace Post
No. 4351 Veterans of Foreign
Wars, the Men's Auxiliary
and Ladies Auxiliary month-
ly meeting is the second
Monday of every month at
the Post, located at 96086
Wade's Place, under the
Shave Bridge. The meeting
begins at 6:30 p.m. Contact
VFW Post 4351 at (904) 432-
8791 for information.
Aviation dub
The Friends of Fernan-
dina Aviation (FoFA) is a
501 (c)3 nonprofit organiza-
tion that promotes an appre-
ciation for the contributions
of aviation to the local com-
The FoFA helps intro-
duce young people to avia-
tion career opportunities

through educational pro-
grams and presentations and
offers annual scholarships to
local high school students
pursuing aviation degrees or
Membership is open to
both pilots and non-pilots.
Meetings are held at 8:30
a.m. the first Saturday of
each month at the
Fernandina Beach Municipal
For information call
Mickey Baity, membership
coordinator, at 277-8360.




FRIDAY, JUNE 21,2013 NEWS News-Leader



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Mayor Sarah Pelican reads a proclamation at the city commission meeting Tuesday
recognizing local resident Joey Sweat's honorable action in returning a purse con-
taining $9,684 to its owner. Sweat found the purse while riding his bicycle on South
-Fletcher Avenue last month. Sweat, an avid cyclist, was rewarded with a new bicycle
from Fernandina Beach Cycling and Fitness.

CRA Continued from IA
at or below 2 percent of the
city's taxable land.
CRAs are created so blight-
ed and underutilized proper-
ties can be boosted by rede-
velopment that in turn can'take
advantage of tax increment
financing. These revenues can
only be used within the CRA,
and are based only on increas-
es in property tax values_

The CRA was controversial
when it was first proposed
because residential property
owners within its boundaries
were resistant to the "blight".
label and because of fears
about the city taking proper-
ties by eminent domain. Since
then, a 2006 Florida law was
enacted that prohibits munici-
palities from using eminent
domain to eliminate blight.
SBecause of residential com-

plaints, the CRA's boundaries
were revised several limes
before the CRA's 20-year plan
was last modified in May 2005.
At one time the CRA had 131
properties, but most of the res-
idential areas were eventually
removed. It now includes the
city marina and the waterfront
up to Dade Street, as well as a
few upland lots and other prop-
erties owned by the city itself.
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Democratic QCub
The Demociratic Club of
Amelia Island's June dinner
meeting Will be a casual cov-
ered dish dinner' held at the
home of Carla Voisard, 87555
Creekside Drive, Yulee, at 6
p.m. Tuesday.
Bring a dish to feed eight
People plu's $5 to cover the
cost of meat and supplies.
Bring your own beverages;
Water will be supplied.


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course needs heavy industrial
reworking," Filkoff said. "(But)
we're talking about new debt in
both situations."
City Manager Joe Gerrity
noted projected golf course rev-
enues for 2012-13 are "opti-
mistic" and that one solution
may be to raise the city's millage
rate 0.2 to 0.3 mills. He also said
some undeveloped parcels with-
in the golf course grounds could
be sold, but that would need to
go to a referendum of city voters
first. However, he added that it
is not good business to use one-
time revenues to pay down
debts and recommended com-
missioners transfer money from
the general fund to cover the
debt for this fiscal year.
Commissioner Ed Boner
noted the bulk of the marina's
debt would be paid by 2020, and
that the marina might be
improved by moving it north.
"Both the marina and the
golf course are going to have
some kind of debt service,"
Gerrity said. "I would not expect
the debt to go away forever."
"I feel like we're in a vicious

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building. However, city officials
determined last" month that
plumbing existed for a previous
salon in the,1990s.
"It's (Sasser's) interpretation
of the code that you would need
a water fountain," Gerrity said.
"No one can ... tell him what to
City Attorney Tammi Bach
also told Miller she did not have
recourse if Sasser interprets the
code differently from what it
appears to say.
"We can't do anything about
it," Bach said. "We can't inter-
fere with (Sasser's) interpreta-
tion." She suggested Miller take
the issue up with Sasser for his
Gerrity said he had just
found out about the problem
shortly before the meeting, and
suggested Miller should have
called his office directly before

circle," Filkoff said. "If we say
'no' to investments, the num-
bers will keep growing."
Gerrity said the city was
already addressing investment
with the marina, but suggested
the city fund the renovation of
18 greens at the city golf course
at $100,000, with $50,000 this
year and $50,000 next year.
Commissioners also dis-
cussed the F.. -- -ibilOy' of raising
rates at the golf course, but Dan
Zimmer of Billy Casper Golf
said cart fees are already $4
more than surrounding cours-
Commissioner Pat Gass said
golfers and boaters should pay
extra to use those facilities
rather than having the burden
fall on non-users. She suggest-
ed they could contribute a $5-10
"debt reduction fee" for use of
the marina or golf course "so
those who are using it will pay
for it." She also suggested the
city "raise the millage rate a
touch so everyone is contribut-
ing as a whole."
The marina has a debt of $6
million that was incurred in
2005 and a $1.3 million loan
issued in 2009. The debt was

bringing it up in public.
"I can't do anything if I find
out before a meeting," Gerrity
"I do agree with Ms. Miller
that the exception in the 2010
(Florida Building Code) allows
for ino fountain requirement if
less than 15 occupants," Sasser
wrote in an email, "however this
is the first- time I have known
the occupancy count of the
salon.... At this time the plans
are in the review cycle and may
or may not require a drinking
fountain, this will be determined
after a full plan review."
Miller said later she was con-
cerned that installing a drinking
fountain would take up needed
space in her 750-square-foot
salon, and that she had been
planning to provide clients with
bottled water.
According to Miller, City
Utilities Director John
SMandrick told her in Mvy she

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refinanced to $3.7 million in
2010, according to Clifford's
report. She also previously esti-
mated the city's share of pay-
roll and benefits for marina
employees at $31,700 monthly,
and it pays an administration
fee of about $95,000. Westrec
asked for its $2,500 monthly
rent to be cut in half in March
2011 because of losses due to
dredging delays, but later began
paying the full amount.
The city is still paying an out-
standing debt of,$1.2 million for
golf course improvements and
$46,000 annually until 2015 for
$198,000 in course maintenance
equipment purchased in June
2011. T1'he course also borrowed
$250,000 from the general
fund for golf carts at 4 percent
interest and almost $600,000
from the water/waste water
The city's five-year contract
with Billy Casper Golf states the
city pays a fee of $84,000 a year
to manage the 27-hole golf
course, besides paying for its
employees and their benefits
from a city operating account
from the sewer fund.

would have to pay $7,026.36 in
total utility charges before open-
ing the business.
After a public complaint'and
a meeting with Deputy City
Manager Marshall McCrary
and Mandrick at the rental site,
Miller was told she would not
have to pay any impact fees
because a salon was previously
located there, she said.

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Big players pursue deal

Remember the local pet '3- to their found a backer to buy a store.
sore, nei iborhood pharma- .l.. retirement The backer was almost exclu-
cy and generational hardware dollars. They sively private money, as banks
stoei? Could it be that we , .. naturally will have little appetite for dealer- be adding the locally accept the ship involvement at this level.
owned auto dealer to that list best price for Why are public companies
of market casualties? As you '... their asset, increasingly involved in auto
might guess, I hope not. '. as they have dealerships? It's about return
Reality shows consolidation, A done for on equity. Although dealer-
with far fewer dealers in exis- ER' years selling ships last year only realized 2
lence (and anlld venl smaller ]E 'S vehicles. percent net procil on sales,
number of total owners. CORNER The two they realized 28 percent
There are 18,000 U.S. auto ___ ___ strongest return on equity. Compare
deaIlers, a third of the number prospects for that return to the apartment
that existed 60 short years RickKeffer selling deal- industry that yields 5 percent,
ago. Communities of under ers who have a desirable fran- and you can see why big
:)30,000 have seen their local chise, adequate volume and money likes the dealership
dealers call it a day or have good location are dealer industry.
their franchises terminated by groups (i.e., Coggin or Mike Athletes have dabbled in
GM and Chrysler with Uncle Shad) or public companies auto dealerships for years.
Sam's help. Five percent of (Autonation, Carmax, John Elway owned a number
the 18,000 remaining dealer- Pensky). They have the cash of stores in the I)enver mar-
ships change hands every and staying power to pay the ket before selling to
year. For the dealers whose biggest premium for dealer- Autonation. NASCAR drivers
age, health or succession ships, and are making it tough were awarded dealerships tied
plans (I,.d i i' selling dealer- for the typical prospects of to their racecar brand.
ships is a natural occurrence, old. That dealership prospect Beyond athletes, there is an
I)ealers are entrepreneurs, was a GM or sales manager emerging trend of interest
most selling what will amount who had saved his money and from non-automotive types in


buying dealerships. A partner
in Goldman Sachs who
bought a new BMW in
Southhampton, N.Y., spent a
year convincing BMW to let
him buy the dealership. His
persistence paid off and he
now owns BMW, Porsche,
Audi, and Mini franchises in
the community. He did this in
the last two years. Amazing
what big pocketbooks can
make happen.
All that glitters is not gold.
Even in the best of times,
there are unprofitable dealer-
ships. It is tough for people to
get qualified, regardless of
their capacity. Operating on a
2 percent profit margin takes
more victories than setbacks.
Of the 900 stores changing
hands a year, some have no
I read a lot of great stories.
about dealer philanthropy,
often it is a project these cre-
ative people give life to. These
stories are 90-percent-plus
owner operators. They are
bought into their market and
not dictated by a quarterly
budget a public company
might be. Let's hope locally
owned businesses of all kinds
don't dwindle too fast. In our
small communities in Nassau
County, many small, locally
owned businesses serve us.
Let's enjoy that as long as we
Here is my dinosaur dis-
claimer big is not bad and
some advantages can be real-
ized from our big-box world. I
love Costco there, I said it.
There is a page two to relent-
ing to less ownership of busi-
nesses in our country, but that
is deeper than I care to go.
Have a good week.
Rick Keffer owns and oper-
ates Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler
Jeep in Yulee. He invites ques-
tions or positive stories about
automobile use and ownership.

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Howard Pines breaks the con-
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secrets that are traditionally
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"Because of the current job
market, it is riskier to take
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suggestions and approaches
will help managers and exec-
utives solve problems."
With more than 40 years
of experience in human
resources and executive
coaching, Pines has consulted
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and numerous senior execu-
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global Fortune 100 compa-
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organization effectively, effi-
ciently and profitably.
"The business world is
much more competitive, less
loyal and less ,,ti -. iit than
when I'started out in the
1960s," Pines said. "Everyone
is busier and this affects how
people build relationships,
which many times, are the key
to solving problems."
In The Case for Wasting
Time Pines offers concrete
advice on how to develop rela-
tionships and solve problems
to successfully navigate the
business world. Discussing
how to be successful, Pines
covers unconventional topics
such as when price doesn't
matter, when to act.tough, why
adding workers isn't usually
the answer, who make the
best leaders and why one cre-
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important than a group of
hard workers.
"The book is part enter-
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whether you work in
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to achieve success," said
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you will find important lessons
to be learned about using dif-
ferent approaches to achieve
desired results."
Pines is a retired co-foun-
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resources consulting firm. He
writes a biweekly business col-
umn for the News-Leader and
lives with his wife, Judith, on
Amelia Island. This book is a
compilation of his columns
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low-cost spay/neuter assis-
tance to those who other-
wise could not afford to be
responsible pet owners.
The Nassau Animal
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'Services, 86078 License
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volunteers as well as dona-
tions to the Spay Nassau
Sand hearn,:,rrn treatment
funds. To learn more, call or
stop by Visitors are wel-

S Continued from 1A
year's Optimist Club Low
Country Boil, held each fall at
his warehouse, will benefit Spay
"Spaying and neutering our
cats and (logs benefits the entire
community," noted Beth Hack-
ney, president of Cats Angels,
in a letter soliciting business
support for the fund. "Unwanted
litters of puppies and kittens
flood our shelters each year We
know that preventing these lit-
ters is the best and most cost-
effective solution. Euthanasia is
In fact euthanasia is now
used only when an animal is
very sick or injured, not because
the county shelter is full, said
Novello. The spay/ neuter
efforts especially of feral cat
colonies that are humanely
trapped, fixed, vaccinated and
returned to live out their lives -
will translate into far fewer
unwanted animals in the long
term, he said, but other pro-
grams are under way too.
Nassau County Animal
Services has become "creative
with adoption pricing" to make
it more feasible for families to
have a pet, said Novello. It cur-"
rently costs $35 to adopt a dlog
and $25 for a cat including
spay/neuter, rabies vaccine and
The shelter also works with
Rescuing Animals in Nassau to
transfer animals to no-kill shel-
ters in Tampa Bay, Broward and
the Jacksonville Humane Soci-
ety, where they have a better
chance at adoption. A total of
777 were moved last year,

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above. The adoption wall, which changes monthly, proudly displays the people and pets brought together, below.

*Novello said. Another program
by volunteer Ed Hardee, who
tapes the animals and posts the
videos at,
has even prompted out-of-state
Then there are the mega-
adoption events in Jacksonville,
including one'coming up in July
for veterans and retired and
active military. Last year 50 d(logs
and 30 cats found homes, said
The director also is getting a
handle on licensing fees a
funding source largely ignored
throughout the shelter's histo-

ry generating $45,000 in tag
fees and horse trailer permits
last year, he said. "There is a
cost to living in a communityy"
noted Phillips. "It's not free. II
costs money to take care of our
Novello has posted a five-
year report card at www.nas- and welcomes

questions and visitors to the
shelter, which has undergone
vast improvements including a
new pailir job throughout,
pul)py yards, a room- for poten-
tial adopters to meet pets, DVDs
of (lie animals and tips on how
to care for them. All play a role
in boosting ]]d..I .-Il.i,, and cre-
ating a welcoming atmosphere.

"I want the first impression
to be what you remember when
you walk through the door,".
said Novello, who deflects any
praise and is quick to credit the
people who work for him. 'The
staff is working really hard to
change the image and they're
doing a good job."
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Thoughts on island life, I pirate attack my. I don't gel it. Will the Just whatkind of an emergency is she lor granting associate degrees
Fernandina Beach and more: and went bn country celebrate by giving thatbut the modern Nassau facili-
When islanders Colson to assure away beer and cigars? expecting that inspires her to carry around ty also provides corlX)rate
SHillier and his wife Pat ] guests that Otherwise, why would the close to ten grand in cash? training programs such as
returned from a 16-day Royal his ship had birth of a child to Queen team-building exercises and
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number of Middle Eastern
countries they showed me a
letter signed by the Mariner
of the Seas captain that was
handed to them and other pas-
sengers prior to their passage
through the Gulf of Aden in
the Arabian Sea between
Yemen and Somalia, known
today as "Pirate Alley" due to
the large amount of pirate
activity in that area. The letter
informed passengers that dur-
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area that lookouts would be
/,placed around the ship, two
forward decks would be
closed from sunset to sunrise
Sand most external lights
* would be turned off. He also
Informed passengers that they
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ship would be monitored to
ensure they did so. The letter
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actual drill
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Scott guide guests
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procedures. Wow! That
sounds about as enjoyable as
going on a U.S. Navy training
maneuver. Between this, the
crippled ships drifting aim-
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the Gulf of Mexico, one cap-
sizing off the coast of Italy
and others catching fire, a
cruise has about as much
appeal to me as vacationing in
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other day that said the British
are hoping that the birth of
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dle off to the United Kingdom
unless they received a person-
al invitation, are part of the
immediate family or have a
diaper route there? It's not
like after hearing the news of
the upcoming birth that I ran
home and yelled, "Hey honey,
hurry and pack your bags,
Princess Kate's having her
baby and we've got to get to
London." Here's who I think
will go. It's those sad folks
that write those insipid letters
that appear on lthe inside
cover of Parade magazine ask-
ing questions like, "What size
shoes did Pinky Le'e wear?"
that are making. their UK trav-
el arrangements as these peo-
ple occupy a celebrity-worship
world most of us find creepy
and inexplicable.
And speaking of people
who live in spheres all their
own, a handful of local zealots
who admire the living condi-

believe we should all emulate
them gathered to harass
workers at Sliders Seaside
Grill a number of days ago.
Sliders was actually conduct-
ing dune restoration work on
the owner's dime that was
authorized by the state and its
Department of Environmental
Protection, but according to
our island's ragtag version of
Occupy Wall Street, they did-
n't care if the Pope or their
messiah, Al Gore, stamped
their OK on it, they wanted it
stopped. Folks, Sliders' owner
George Stewart is a stand-up
guy with lengthy roots in .
these parts and has a sincere
love for the island, its critters
and their habitat. He, his
employees and customers do
not deserve to be harassed by
a groupof dim bulbs whose
long-range goals are reduced
standards of living and mass
vegetarianism for all of us. It's
misguided folks like this that
see a gopher tortoise ,crawling
along a dune, pick it up and
toss the ocean, thinking
they have done,it a great
favor, when in actuality they
have just drowned it This
reminds me that I'm long
overdue for a Sliders surf and
If you work in the restau-
rant or bar business, when
you get off next Wednesday
don't rush home to. change
clothes or you'll miss out on
the South Third Street's .
Green Turtle "Service
Industry Night," where any-
one who comes,.in wearing
what they work in, e.g., a Crab
Trap or Salty Pelican shirt,
chef jacket, torque andto on
gets one free drink then a
half-price-off tab from 8 p.m.
till closing. They'll be served
by guest bartenders for a cou-
ple of hours with that barkeep
hailing from a local restaurant
or a recognizable figure such
as a re-enactor from Fort
Clinch. To date Turtle bar-
tender Johnny Miller--has.
recruited tte CrabTriia "
Choo-Choo Germano and his
daughter Holly, The Seafood
Shak and Karibo restaurateur
Tim Poynter, Tapha Sears

from O'Kane's and the
Courtyard Pub, with others
still being lined up. While
the guest bartender is behind
the bar all tips will go to the
charity of the bartender's
choice such as the July 4 fire-
works, Barnabas, Humane
Society/,etc. You don't
have to be in the pouring or
serving business to join in the
fun so stop by, have a couple
of cold ones and a laugh or
Next Thursday, June 27,
from 5-7:30 p.m. you are invit-
ed to come by the Amelia
Island Yacht Basin to see the
new boats that have arrived to
fill out the Suntex Boat Club's
new fleet of vessels being
offered to club members and
enjoy a complimentary snack
and beverage and, if weather
permits, take a ride in one the
club's classy crafts. Call Dave
Seaman at 206-1119 or email
him at dseaman@suntexboat- and let him know if
you can join them. The AIYC
is located at 251 Creeksidle
Drive, on the right just before
you cross Shave Bridge to exit
the island.
Other than correspon-
dence courses, if you want to
attend college in Nassau
County there's only one place
to do so and that's at Florida
State College at Jacksonville's
Betty P Cook Nassau Center's
100-acre campus on William
Burgess Boulevard in Yulee.
Don Hughes, the center's
executive director, told a
meeting of the European
American Business
Association recently that sirce
2000 the center has offered
more'than 200 courses to
some 3,000 students. Rather
than offering courses
Designed to guarantee perpet-
ual unemployment, such as
puppetry arts and African-
American studies, the center
provides practical programs in
,,high-paying occupation,s. :..
' including nursing, air traffic
control, emergency services,
science, heating and air condi-
tioning, electrical, carpentry
and culinary among others.

I was treated to Father's
Day brunch at the Courtyard
Pub on Centre Street and was
fortunate enough to hear not
only my favorite tuxedo-clad
pianist Johp Springer enter-
taining the folks inside, but
outside, while sipping $3
Bloody Marys and enjoying a
not-on-the-menu seafood pie,
heard local saxophonist
Gabriel Arnold playing an
assortment of horns and occa-
sionally break into song.
Arnold, a fourth-generation
islander, plays both tenor and
soprano saxophone and some-
thing I've never heard before
- an EWI an acronym for
Electronic Wind Instrument
that contains a keyboard and
was a delight to the ears. The
Staletnted Mr. Arnold, who is a
S1992 graduate of Fernandina
Beach High School, also acts
as band director for the
Nassau County Home
Educators where he conducts
a 20-person orchestra at the
Springhill Baptist Church
once a week when school is in
session. Catch the Courtyard
Pub's Sunday'brunch from 11
a.m. till 2 p.nm. and you can
Also catch Mr. Arnold in the
upcoming Fernandina Little
Theater production of the
musical "Beehive", a compila-
tion of '60's music, starting"
tomorrow. Check out Gabriel
blowing his horns at
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returned to her recently by
local bicyclist Joey Sweat, who
found her purse alongside
Fletcher Avenue, turned it
over to the police department,
which contacted the owner
who retrieved the $9,684.24
she says she carries around
for security in an emergency.
Mr. Sweat is an admirable
man and his honesty was
rewarded with a new bicycle
by the grateful lady but I'm
wopdcleringjust whatjkind.of
an emergency she is ex(pect-
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A dollar

and a dream

About 200 people at a Plant City restau-
rant recently had their dinner paid for by a
woman bearing a striking resemblance to
Gloria C. MacKenzie, the 84-year-old
Zephyrhills woman who won the $590 mil-
lion Powerball lottery jackpot.
When I heard about this, I thought,
"Gee, wouldn't it be cool to leave $1,000 tips
for unsuspecting servers or cab drivers, or
set up scholarships for kids pursuing a
career in journalism or the arts?"
We've all speculated
and daydreamed about
l what we'd do if we won the
Lottery, but according to
Sone popular TV show,
N "Winning the Lottery
Ruined My Life," things
are not always peaches
and cream for the average
S Jane or Joe who suddenly
NEWS- findIthemselves with in
ROOM" almost unlimited amount
of cash.
VIEWS 0After the initial spend-
.... ing spree, lots of instant
HeatherA millionaires end up in
worse straits than they
Perry were in before they
bought that golden ticket.
Take Michael Carroll, a U.K man who
won $9.7 million. After squandering his win-
nings on drugs, gambling and "thousands of
prostitutes," his wife left him, took their
daughter and he ended up on the dole eight
years after his big win.
Then there's Bud Post III, who won
$16.2 million in 1998. His brother hired a hit
man to take him out. The brother was
arrested, but a few years later Post declared
bankruptcy and in 2006, died of respiratory
Other deaths linked to lottery winners
are not so natural, such as Chicago dry
cleaner Urooj Khan, who won $1 million on
a scratch-off lottery ticket last summer and
then dropped dead of an apparent cyanide
Winning a million would be staggering
enough, but MacKenzie's $590 million win
is almost too much to comprehend. No
doubt she and her son have an entire team
of lawyers and accountants to deal with the
incredible sum.
Just think of the good that could be done
with all that money scholarships, homes
for the homeless, food for the hungry, medi-
cine for the sick. A person could do a world
of good for others with such a reservoir of
cash at their command and still have plenty
left over to live comfortably for the rest of
their clays.
As for me, I'll continue to fork over four
or five bucks twice a week to keep my lot-
tery dreams alive. But for now, my philan-
thropic efforts are limited to helping the
person who comes up short in my line at
the grocery store or popping five bucks in
the mail to a favorite charity. Scholarships
and other good works will have to wait until
my golden ticket pays off big.
Heather A. Perry is a reporter at the
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Vice Mayor: Charlie Corbett: 583-1767 (cell)
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Planned Parenthood
Re: "Barnabas and abortion,"
June 14.
(The letter writer) failed to men-
tion many important facts in his
attack on Barnabas. First, although
Barnabas's website does list the
phone number of Planned Paren-
thood; that number is found in a
long list of numbers in a link labeled
"other community resources."
Before its six pages of fine print
"resources," the Barnabas website
clearly states that "inclusion of the
following guides/links does not
mean the information furnished is a
comprehensive listing.., nor does
it represent Barnabas Center's
endorsement of the organizations
or their programs." Moreover,
Planned Parenthood, listed under
the section for "Family/Pregnan
cy/Parenting," is one of 11 agen-
cies listed, including "Catholic
Charities Bureau Pregnancy
Program" and the Nassau County
Health Department's "Healthy
Second, he obviously isn't famil-
iar with all the services Planned
Parenthood provides. It is true that
Planned Parenthood does provide
abortion services. But that consti-
tutes a mere 3 percent of its activi-
ties. If one opposes abortion, I Would
think one would support Planned
Parenthood. One sometimes thinks,
that- opponents advocate for
unplanned parenthood! Planned
Parenthood's goal is to provide
affordable health care for women,
men and young people, and provide
sound sex education to prevent
unwanted pregnancies. Seventy-
eight percent of those Planned
Parenthood served last year had
incomes at or below 150 percent of
the federal poverty level. Seventy-
one percent received services to
prevent unintended pregnancies.
Serving nearly five million women,.
-men and adolescents worldwide
each year, 82 percent of whom are
20 years of age or older, Planned
Parenthood provides gynecological
examinations, breast examinations,
pap tests, tests and treatments for
sexually transmitted infections, edu-
cational programs to encourage
responsible choices for teens includ-
ing self-esteem and saying "no," and
many other services. Planned
Parenthood estimates that, through
its work, over 200,000 abortions are
averted annually.
Finally, (the letter writer) "dares"
to'mention the Kermit Gosnell trial
and the exposes on ,abortion
\''pRiQvicd i: :Wewere all sickened, to,
learn oiGosnell's abortion mill. It is
exactly because of the Gosnells of
the world that Planned Parenthood
does, as a small part of its work,
provide those who seek legal abor-
tions a safe option. But if one looks
at the Planned Parenthood website,
you will see that it provides advice
on keeping one's child and on adop-
tion as choices available to women
who are faced with unwanted preg-
nancies, including those as a result
of rape and incest. Those of us who
remember life in America before
Roe v. Wade will remember that
making abortions illegal does not
stop abortions. It only stops safe
ones. Without a safe option, women
used coathangers or the services of
those like Kermit Gosnell. And of
course wealthy women just flew to
In sum, I hope that men and
women in Nassau County will con-
tinue to support Barnabas. And con-
tinue to support the right of organ-
izations to provide, without
comment or judgment, lists of
resources that are available to our
citizens that help them to live the
lives that they plan for themselves.
Roberta Fost
Fernandina Beach
o e
I write to take issue with the let-
ter, published in the June 14 issue of
the News-Leader that raised ques-
tions about Barnabas Center. That
letter contains misunderstandings
about this outstanding agency tihai
is committed "to provide: as.s.istanc.
to individuals and farnilic. In cri-ii
throughout Nassau County." As vol-
unteer medical director of Samaritan'
Clinic of Barnabas Center, I can state
unequivocally that no program of
Barnabas Center advocates for or
provides education about abortion to
our clients and patients.
Barnabas Center, on it- wb-:itt.
.lists Integrity among its core val-
ues: "Integrity we operate and
provide service in an objective man-
ner that reflects the highest ethical
and moral standards." One compo-
nent of integrity is truth-telling, and
that is exemplified in the preamble
to the information provided in the
Community Resource Guide found
on the Barnabas Center's website.
That states, "Inclusion of the fol-

lowing guides/links does not mean
the information.furnished is a com-
prehensive listing of every service
throughout Nassau County, nor
does it represent Barnabas Center's
endorsement of the organizations
or their programs."
Contrary to what the writer of
the letter stated, the Barnabas
Guide's topic for "Family/Pregnan
cy/Parenting" does list agencies,
other than Planned Parenthood,
which address concerns of preg-
nant women. They are: Emergency
Pregnancy Services, Catholic
Charities Bureau Pregnancy Pro-

gram and Women's Resource
As long as the writer of the letter
cited statistics about belief inii abor-
tion, I will add one result of a study
conducted in 2008 by the
Guttmacher Institute: Roman
Catholic women in the United States
constituted 28 percent of women in
whom abortions were performed.
It is evident in looking at the results
of Gallup Polls over the years that
the percentages of "pro-life" and
"pro-choice" people varies from year
to year. The percent of Roman
Catholics who stated they were pro-
choice was listed as 48 percent in
Finally, at no time has any staff
member or volunteer in the
Barnabas Center's programs taken
a "stand" against life. Rather, it is
evident from its mission and vision
statements and its listing of core val-
ues that Barnabas Center is com-
mitted to improving quality of life
for anyone in crisis situations.
Thomas C.Washburn, M.D.
Fernandina Beach

Recently 1 took my Hyundai to a
local business for service. I chose a
local business as I didn't want to
travel into the Jacksonville dealer-
ship. It needed regular maintenance
and had several other mechanical
issues. It took a while to repair
because the parts had to be special-
ordered and anything that could go
wrong did. Anyway, I happily paid
the bill and picked up my car.
Unfortunately the air conditioning
problem was nrot fixed, so I took the
car back to the shop. It turned out to
be a very elusive problem. The bot-
tom line was the car had a faulty
computer -system that corrupted
other parts that had already been
replaced. After six-plus weeks, the
call finally came that the car was
repaired. When I arrived, td pick up
the car, the AC worked beautifully,
and when I asked what was owed, to
my astonishment, he said, '"No
charge. We should have fixed it the
first time." I know this 'repair was
costly to them, much more than the
original bill. I can't say enough about
Ken Taylor, First Coast Automotive
Center (jist east of Lowe's). Thank
you, Ken, and the mechanics of First
Coast for your pert-severance, know
how and great customer service.
A very satisfied local customer.
Carole Barnhart
FeiWandina Beach

Keep beach
clean for turtles
I will try to get straight to the
point but this is a big problem and
a lot of people have no idea how
wrong and dangerous this problem
is, or that it is even happening. So I
want to educate all of the people,
you know who you are! To all of the
persons who feel the need to leave
all of their personal beach items on
the beach overnight, please try to
understand that by doing this you
could be the cause of stopping our
protected sea turtles from nesting
and may even cause injury to them
or even another beach person who
may want to take a night walk on the
beach. This is a particular problem
on the beach behind one club.
Also, in case you are not aware of
the beach rules, there are large
"signs at each beach entrance that
anything left behind is considered to
be littering and that the beach is
public property! If anyone needs a
beach tent or any beach items, just
go for a walk and take what you
need or just pick it up and throw in
garbage bins located at Scott Road
Beach Access.
I went for a walk a few nights
back and I actually fell into a huge
hole someone decided to dig right at
the shoreline and leave it there. A
small car would have fit in that hole!
So it would have trapped a turtle
attempting to nest! The hole was
covered before I left the beach but
it is going to take more help from
other beach lovers and turtle lovers

like myself to put an end to'this
I am going to continue to do my
part and I hope others will help us
out! And to the people who are too
lazy to take their beach items to
their condos after they leave the
beach, so sorry for your loss! Ask
any county deputy, if it is left on
the beach it is public property! So
leave nothing behind but you foot-
prints! And enjoy our clean, beauti-
ful beaches!
Brenda Harden
Fernandina Beach

Is the U.S. Constitution a suicide
pact? If we follow it mindlessly will
it get us all killed? Does it make
sense to mindlessly follow the
Constitution when it guarantees that
we will just be blown up, shot or
otherwise killed by Islamist terror-
This guy Edward Snowden js a
mindless tin god who has virtually
wiped out single-handedly our abil-
ity to detect and locate Islamist ter-
rorists who live in our midst. The
exposure of Prism and its related
intelligence systems has done deep
;jid pi (.'fund djiamgc It th,-e United,
'' at Wi:i- cPu f% &id,_ opr[n to,ter-
rorists who are intent upon killing all
of us.
The National Security Agency
(NSA) is not interested in our pruri-
.ent conversations with our illicit
lovers abroad. If you care to listen
you will find that 99.9999 percent of
all telephone conversations are bor-
ing. They usually begin with: "Hi
mom. How are you?" Prism was
employed to detect and locate peo-
ple across the world who are speak-
ing to terrorists via the telephone to
find out who they are to kill or how
to make a bomb. Prism does not
record conversations. It identifies
phone numbers. Once a phone
has been determined to be ter-
rorist, NSA seeks d warrant to tap
the conversations to determine what
is being said. If you are not a ter-
rorist you have nothing to worry
SNow, according to FBI Director
Mueller, we are dead. ,The tin-god
Snowden is not what he purports
to be. He is something else. He is a
traitor and an espionage agent.
Maybe he is a closet terrorist. I don't
know. I hope he is returned to the
U.S. and tried for treason. I hope
that any nation that takes him in
loses its diplomatic representation in
the U.S. Meanwhile, people now
need to be infinitely more on alert
for terrorist bombs and terror
attacks. We are now wide open to
such things thanks to Mr. Snowden.
Don Jones
Fernandina Beach

School age education
School is out and summer is
here! There are plenty of ways to
keep children's minds engaged dur-
ing the summer months while also
retaining what was learned during
the school year. You can challenge
your child's mind by having them
read to you or siblings. By setting
goals and rewarding children for
their accomplishments they are
more likely to stay motivated.
Parents can make math fun by incor-
porating it into your summer activ-
For example, spending time
cooking in the kitchen together is a
great way to review fractions. You
can enhance your children's learn-
ing experience by working outside
of the classroom during the school
year, too! Quiz them before a test,
ask to see their agenda book each
night, hold them accountable for
writing down homework assign-
ments and communicate with teach-
ers on a regular basis. Don't wait
until their grades are declining to fix
S-he problem.
Since all children learn in differ-
ent ways and at different rates, it is
important that we praise our chil-
dren for the work they put in,
whether the results are what is

expected, or not. I have worked with
many children who were struggling
with reading and math and through
finding a common ground we were
able to improve their grades as well
as their self-esteem. It is always a
wonderful feeling to have the par-
ticipants running up to me with
smiles on their faces excited to show
me their report cards. I tell all the
children I work with that they can be
whatever their heart desires if they
just "Reach for the Stars." I have
seen many children grow up to
accomplish their dreams, and it
makes me feel great when they
come home and visit. I love hear-
ing the stories about what they have
been up to.
Over the years I have heard too
many children say, "My parents
don't care, why should I?" Parents
need to make sure they are sup-
porting their children, and helping
them reach their goals. Help boost
their self-esteem by encouraging
them and letting them know they
can do anything they set their minds
to. Our children are our future; let's
put them on the right track.
Sheila Brown
Site Director
YMCA Atlantic Kids Campus

As I sit on my back deck this
Sunday morning, June 16, 2013, I
ponder the event that took place
almost 237 years ago, our
Declaration of Independence. Truly
an amazing occurrence in which
56 wealthy and prestigious men,
who had so much to lose, placed
everything they had on the line for
something bigger than themselves.
They stood up against the greatest
power on earth because they
believed in the concept of the indi-
vidual becoming independent They
believed in the concepts.of self-gov-
ernment, and limited government
and equality under the law for all
individuals. They pledged their lives,
their fortunes and their sacred
I wonder, what does it mean to be
independent? For me, I suppose it
means 'being strong enough to be
responsible enough to take care of
myself and my family. It also means
living in a society where an individ-
ual is allowed to be free, and sover-
eign and responsible. Living in a
country where others also desire
self-government and taking respon-
sibility for their own lives.
With the direction our nation has
taken the last couple of decades I
wonder if Americans still wish to be
free.. With half the people across
our land receiving some degree of
assistance from government we are
no longer a virtuous people, cer-
tainly not an independent people.
Of course no individual is truly and
completely independent, not even
me, a tough old beach bum with salt
water in his veins. We all need help
to get through this life when times
get difficult. So I hope all of my
neighbors and fellow citizens here in
Nassau County have a strong
family and network of close friends
to help them maintain their inde-
pendence. I hope we all seek inde-
pendence as a true and honorable
In closing and thinking about
those extraordinary brave men
who led the way to freedom and
prosperity that we still enjoy today,
I would like to say this. The
American Revolution never ended,
not at Yorktown in 1781 or at the
Treaty of Paris in 1783 like the his-
tory books may say, it still rages
today as every generation must fight
to protect our unalienable rights of
life, liberty and the pursuit of hap-
piness. For me, from a historical
perspective, July 4, 1776 was the
pinnacle of the Renaissance that led
us out of the dark ages. I hope that
we as a people will honor our found-
ing fathers this Fourth of July by
continuing to fight for individual lib-
erty, freedom of conscience and
David R. Mills, Jr.
Fernandina Beach




Do not shrink at tests and trials of life

T he trials of our faith, not our
faith, are more precious than
gold. We allow the test and tri-
als to come, to cause that
which interferes with our purity, our
true reflection, to be separated from us.
Some things must fall away, for in the
service that the Lordj has called us to,
there must be an ounce of foreign sub-
stance present hindering us from being
the golden vessel fit for His use.
SWe should never resist the pressures
and obstacles that come our way. They
are there to train us in endurance. The
Lord said to us we are to run with pa-
tience; He did not ask us to sit and stare,
for the reward will not be to the swift "
but to those who endure. However, the
winner must participate in the race.
Gold and silver are corruptible and
cankerous. They will rust and lose their
luster but we are born again, by the pre-
cious blood of Jesus, affected by neither

^ .r- ... \ change nor chance. So
'..;:. "'"..i let us go forth in the
S '" '" service in which God
9. jhas called us.
" We know that we
;will not always be
greeted with hospitali-
ALty. He is preparing us
to endure and contin-
NOWAND ue in the call, ignoring
the circumstances sur-
THEN rounding us.
... In order to endure,
Maybelle we must count it all
joy. Count it all joy that
Kirkland the alloyif our nature
is being removed and burned away by
the fire of adversity; when the tempera-
turec is lowered again, we will discover
that not one bit of our real value has
been lost or affected. Do not shrink at
the tests, trials and challenges of life.
Rejoice, for they come to develop us to

stand in the ultimate position that He
has for us.
We are winners because of our
acceptance of Jesus Christ. We are kept
by His power. We are cared for, watched
over and protected by Him. We should
think it not strange when our faith is
tried. It is part of our preparation for
service. He is with us now; He will be
with us in the fire; and He will be with
us when we come out of the fire in mani-
fested glory.
Birthday wishes to Sharon Ikner,
Rosella Gadson, Tangala Shepard, Kim
Hopson, Janet Jones, Claudia Way, Patri-
cia Thompson, Tontyana Johnson, Ja-
nice Ford, Melvin Benjamin Jr., Raven
Russell, Carmen Emory, Geneva John-
son, Anna Roberts, Vernita Edwards,
' George Raysor, Arridean Albertie,
Jamar Jones, Edna Steeples, Richard
Cook, Sandra Sanders and the Rev.
Benjamin Dixon.

Allegiance, a
dynamic teen
ensemble from
Amelia Island,
will perform a
concert on
Sunday at 6:15
p.m. at Amelia
Baptist Church,
corner of
Gerbing Road
and A1A on
Amelia Island.
The community
is invited. The
group has just
returned from
their tour/mis-
sion project For
information call

Learn to'speak dog' at'Muttman'
S The Muttman doesn't fight and start5 barking at Fjdo, training animals since the
crime or leap tall buildings,' realize that Moore doesn't 1930s, and the Muttman has
but he does have the uncanny speak d(log literally, worked his own unique brand
ability to "speak dog." "What I'm setting out of training magic for organiza-
Stacy Moore, the to do is teach people how to. tions such as Disney Land,
Muttman, is a dog 0.1).' .,,III.i1,h 'i.- ardid -,..... '" Disney World',Six Flags and
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distraught dog owners who
have a bone to pick with
their pooch's behavior.
In one four-hour session,
Moore said he can trans-
form your dog from a
canine catastrophe into a
model mutt.
S Moore said the key to
training dogs is to have the
demeanor of a pack leader:
calm, confident and
assertive. Once a dog trusts
your leadership, it will obey
you happily because it
knows doing so is in its best
Moore is offering two
four-hour clinics at the
Atlantic Recreation Center
at 2500 Atlantic Ave. in
Fernandina on Saturday.
First clinic will be held from
10 a.m.-2 p.m. and the sec-
ond will from 4-8 p.m.
Registration is required at
The Muttman also has
time slots available for in-
home private lessons.
Contact him at (904) 238-
Space at the public clin-
ics is limited to 20 people
per clinic at a cost of $75 for
one person and one dog,
$100 for a couple and one
dog, and $125 for a couple
and two dogs. In-home les-
sons are $275.
Moore is donating 25
percent of all proceeds to
the Nassau Humane
Society. Visit Moore's web-
site,, for
more information.


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Gene and Joyce McKen-
dree of Yulee are celebrating
their 55th wedding anniver-
sary. They were married June
21, 1958, at Oceanway Baptist
Church in Jacksonville. She is
the former Joyce Lippard.
They will celebrate June
20 with a family dinner.
The McKendrees have a
daughter, Teri (Phil) Davis of
Hilliard, two grandchildren,
two great-grandchildren and
one on the way.

Mr. and Mrs. McKendree


Tighe Ebner of Amelia
Island recently graduated
from the College of William &
Mary with a BBA degree.

Students from 46 states
are listed on the University of
Oklahoma Norman campus
honor roll for the spring 2013
semester. Among them is
Shawn Chafin of Yulee.
In most colleges, students
must earn a minimum 3.5
grade-point average on a 4.0
scale to be included on the
honor roll. Students in the
College of Architecture are
recognized with a 3.3 or bet-

ter, and students in the
College of Engineering are
recognized with a 3.0 or bet-
Chlafin earned a 4.0 grade--
point average and was also
listed on the president honor

Kelly M. Brady was
named to the dean's list at
Chamberlain College of
Nursing in Jacksonville. She
graduated in 2008 from
Fernandina Beach High
Brady is the daughter of
Karen and Coo Brady


N Civilian Fredric N. as high school. Using recruit-
Hughes, son of Blenda A. and ers as mentors, this program
Fredric N. Hughes of Yulee, helps recruits ease into the .
recently enlisted in the U.S. transition from civilian to mili-
Navy under the Delayed En- tary life.'
try Program at Navy Recruit- Pullman will report for
ing District, Jacksonville. active duty to undergo basic
The program allows re- training at the Navy's Recruit
cruits to enter the Navy and Training Center, Great Lakes;
take up to one year to corn- Ill.
plete prior commitments such Pullman is a 2012 graduate
as high school. Using recruit- of Port of Los Angeles High
ers as mentors, this program -School of San Pedro, Calif.
helps recruits ease into the M Civilian Cody M. Bea-
transition from civilian to mili- ver, son of Jennifer L. Beaver,
tary life. of Callahan and Robert J..
Hughes will report for Beaver of Cttshing, Okla.,
active duty to undergo basic recently enlisted in the U.S.
training at the Navy's Recruit Navy under the Delayed En-
Training Center, Great Lakes, try Program at Navy Recruit-:
Ill. ing District, Jacksonville.
Hughes is a 2009 graduate The program allows re-
of Yulee High School. cruits to enter the Navy and
Civilian Philip'M. Pull- take .up to oneyear-to corn-
man, son ofjoni L. Pullman of plete prior commitments such
Yulee and Philip M. Pullman as high school. Using recruit-
of San Diego, Calif., recently ers as mentors, this program
enlisted in the U.S. Navy helps recruits ease into the
under the Delayed Entry transition from civilian to mili-
Program at Navy Recruit-ing tary life.
District, Jacksonville. Beaver will report for
The program allows re- active duty to undergo basic
cruits to enter the Navy and training at the Navy's Recruit
take up to one year to corn- Training Center, Great Lakes,
plete prior commitments such Ill.


The 34th Luther sent to FBHS Class of 83, P.O.
Bennett Family Reunion Box 16331, Fernandina
will be held Saturday, June 22 Beach, FL 32035. Join the
starting at noon at St. Peter's group on Facebook-FBHS :
Episcopal Church hall, 801 Class of 1983.
Atlantic Ave., Fernandina *
Beach. Fall 2013 marks 40
S years since the opening of
The Philadelphia Wade- Amelia Island Montessori
Selena Jones family School. Celebrations are
reunion planning committee being planned including a
invites you and your family to special dedication to the late
join them in Philly, July 3-7, to Jane Grieveson, who devoted
celebrate their biannual more than 30 years to the
reunion. Call Helen Jones- school. Organizers want to
Goodwin (215-476-0983) or find all former students, par-
Evelyn Jones (904-277-7960) ents, grandparents, faculty
for rate information and and board members. Visit
details, www.ameliaislandmontes- anti click on "40
The FBHS Class of Year Celebration" to learn
1983 reunion is July 20 more, reconnect, submit pic-
from 7-11 p.m. Mail your tures or memorabilia or get
reservation today for the 30th involved. Join the Facebook
reunion with buffet dinner at group "Amelia Island
the Fernandina Beach Golf Montessori Matters," email
Clubhouse. Cost is $40 per, alumni@ameliaislandmontes-.
person. Payment should be or call 261-6610.

Reading fun with Ronald McDonald

McDonald's own Ronald
McDonald will make a special
appearance at each of Nassau
County's public libraries for
their annual summer reading
programs. Ronald will present
Ronald's Reading Rangers,
which is free to the public. He
will read stories to the chil-
dren, perform magic and
"induct" the children into
Ronald's Reading Rangers.
The program teaches chil-
dren about how much fun it is
to read and encourages them
to find time to read during the
summer. Following Ronald's
appearance, each child will
receive a Ronald's Reading
Rangers certificate.
Ronald will appear
Monday at 11 a.m. at the
Callahan Multipurpose
Building at the Northeast
Florida Fairgrounds and at 2
p.m. at the HIilliard branch
library; Tuesday at 2 p.m. at

the Bryceville library;
Wednesday at 11 a.m. in
6 Soulhside Elementary's cafe-
toriumn; and Thursday at 11
a.m. at the Yulee Sports
The appearances are com-
pletely underwritten by the
following McDonakl's and
their owners/operators:
Callahan McDonald's, Rick
Fey and Brian Fey; Baldwin
McDonald's, Mike Potapow;
and Fernandina Beach
McDonald's, Tom and Diana
Lisante. The owners and man-
agement strongly support
educational initiatives that
improve the lives of children
in this community.
One of the most recogniza-
ble celebrities, Ronald
McDonald makes appear-
ances worldwide. Visit For
more on the summer reading
program, call 548-4858.






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FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2013 HEALTH News-Leader

Lunchtime revelations food for

Our luncheon speaker couldn't
make it, so he sent a buddy in his
Place. Oh, great. I had made it a
.point to go to this luncheon specifi-
cally to hear the scheduled speaker,
and now I was going to be subjected
,to some stand-in.
S Some stand-in. He was halfway
:through his presentation when I
'realized I didn't care if I ever heard
'the guy who was supposed to
'talk to us in the first place. I came
,:out of that room fired up and ready
::to roar.
SDan Quiggle came to us that day
armed with a to-do list designed to
Help us grow into good leaders. The
topic he chose isn't so surprising,
since'the Quiggle Group specializes
-in providing leadership training. It
only took me a few minutes to real-
ize that even though several of us in
"the audience are retired from the
working force, we can easily apply
his training to our volunteer work in
Paradise. When ypu stop to think

\ j about it,volunteer
work presents, in
some ways, more
.... of a challenge to
the person in
'I charge. The work-
", force incentives of
,.. t a steady paycheck
* and job security
c V are no longer avail-
CIM able, so we must
SIDEBAR find new ways to
inspire good work.
Like everyone
Cara Curtin else in the room, I
translated Mr. Quiggle's words of
wisdom to fit my own life. These
days, about the only thing I lead is
the dog to Main Beach. My manage-
ment skills are relegated to laundry,
and my long-ago foray into logistics
is now reduced to trips to Publix and
Walmarit. Despite all of that, I either
learned a lot or got reminded how to
bestow a little kindness on my fellow

I liked it when he talked about
having an "attitude of gratitude."
That means that no matter who you
are, you must never forget those
around you in support positions. You
wouldn't be eating that nice lunch if
someone didn't fix it and another
someone served it to you in that
nice restaurant. You wouldn't have a
nice haircut, a well-tailored suit, or a
dependable vehicle without all of
those talented people supporting
you. Never forget to say please and
thank you, and make sure they
know you appreciate their hard
His next point was a natural fol-
low-on. "Give loyalty and take it"
merely means that if you support
and defend the people around you,
they'll support and defend you.
Everybody wins. I celebrate each
day in Paradise and try very hard
not to think of the boss who careful-.
ly explained that just because he
sent my work up to the big boss, it

didn't mean that it had his en
ment. Thanks a lot for admin
yet another one of your negate
sons in leadership. Sigh. Livir
in Paradise really is the best
revenge, and I try very hard
remember that the Navy nan
building after him.
The next little bit was abo
humility and it reminded me
story one of my bosses told o
self. He called home to tell h
that they were going out to c
that night because he'd been
fled of his promotion to Adm
spent the day receiving every
congratulations and floated h
a cloud. His frosty wife broug
back to earth very quickly. H
gotten to take the trash to thi
that morning, which meant t
were going to struggle with a
trashcan until the next collec
day. "No matterhow import
think you are, you still have t,
out the trash," was the lesson

dorse- shared with all of us.
istering It will surprise no one that Mr.
Live les- Quiggle's last point was that the one
ng well attribute we need in order to be an
effective leader (of industry or the
not to laundry room) is humor. You can
ied a take your job seriously, but not your-
self. I don't worry about taking
ut myself too seriously, because every
of a time I start to think I am really
>n him- somebody, the Good Lord smites me
iis wife with a pratfall and I am myself again.
celebrate Thanks, Mr. Quiggle, for sharing
noti- your insights with us. It was an
iral. He entertaining refresher course in how
yone's to be not just an effective leader, but
iome on a good human being as well.
ght him Drop in to see Cara at Books Plus,
te'd for- 107 Centre St.,from 2-4 p.m. on
e curb Fridays, July 12 and 26. Come chat
hey about the Wilson Mystery Series set in
a full Fernandina, as well as City Sidebar:
'tion Tle Book, which is a collection of her
Int you newspaper columns. To learn more
to take about these books and their authors,
n he go

Swimmers, avoid


Florida Department of Health
cautions those who swim fre-
quently in Florida's lakes and
rivers during warm tempera-
-tures about the possible pres-
ence of Naegleria fowleri.
Contact with this amoeba is
Tare, but targets a person's
brain and usually results in
death. Adverse health effects
on humans can be prevented
by avoiding nasal contact with
the waters, since the amoeba
enters through the nasal pas-
Though there are only 123
reported cases since 1962,'
Naegleria fowleri or "brain-eat-
ing amoeba," can cause
Primary Amebic Meningoen-
cephalitis (PAM) disease,
which usually leads to death
once infected. '
As a precaution, health offi-
cials recommend the follow-
Avoid water-related activ-
ities in bodies of warm fresh-
water, hot springs and ther-
mally polluted water such as
water around power plants.
-it (Avoidiwaten-related activ,
cities in .warm infreshwater dur-
ing periods of high water tem-
perature and low water levels.
Hold the nose shut or
-use nose clips when taking
part in water-related activities
in bodies of warm freshwater
such as lakes, rivers or hot
4 springs,
Avoid digging in or stir-
ring up the sediment while tak-
ing part in wafer-related activ-
.ities in shallow, warm
freshwater areas.
Please note exposure-to
"the amoeba may also occur
.when using neti pots to rinse
your sinuses of cold/allergy-

The disease usually
becomes fatal
within five days of

related congestion with unfil-
tered, tap water. The Food and
Drug Administration advises
you to clean these devices
thoroughly after every use and
filter the water before placing
it in the pot.
If you experience any of
these symptoms after swim-
ming in any warm body of
water,; contact your health care
provider, immediately: head-
ache, fever, nausea, disorien-
tati.on, vomiting, stiff neck,
seizures, loss of balance or hal-
lucinations. It is essential to
seek medical attention right
away, as PAM usually becomes
fatal within'five days of expo-
For the latest information
about the amoeba visit the
CDC's website at www.cdc.
eral.htdil.:T6 find" out more
about the use of neti pots, visit

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Infant mortality rates decline in Florida

Department of Health Office of
Vital Statistics release of infant
mortality data last month re-
vealed a decrease in 2012 infant
mortality rates fi'om 6.4 in 2011
to 6.0 in 2012 per 1,000 live
births, marking a new low for
Florida's infant mortality rate.
*The Department of Health
is committed to helping expec-
tant mothers in every.commu-
nity across our state'have
healthy pregnancies and
healthy babies," said State
Surgeon General and Secretary
of Health Dr. John Armstrong.

'The decrease in infant mortal-
ity rates this year is an indica-
tion that our hard work is pay-
ing off."
Infant mortality must be
addressed through a multifac-
eted approach. The DOH's four
priority strategies for reducing
infant mortality are: emphasize
the importance of being healthy
prior to pregnancy; promote
early and regular prenatal and
infant care; promote placing a
baby to sleep on his or her back,
alone'in a crib or other safe
sleep-environment; and address
health factors contributing to

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Racial disparities in infant mor-
' tality.
Florida's Healthy Start pro-
gram is designed to improve
maternal and infant health out-
comet by providing universal
risk screening of all of Florida's
pregnant women and newborn
infants to identify those at risk
of poor birth, health, and devel-
opmental outcomes. Local
Healthy Start Coalitions mobi-
- lize community action, coordi-
nate risk-appropriate services
and referrals for pregnant
women and infants at risk for
poor health outcomes.

Black infant mortality rates
decreased from 12.0 in 2011 to
10.7 in 2012. The white infant
mortality rate decreased from
4:9 in 2010 to 4.6 in 2011 and
remained at 4.6 in 2012. The
Hispanic infant mortality rate
decreased slightly from 5.2 per
1,000 live births in 2011 to 5.1 in
While the black infant mor-
tality rate was at an historic low
point, these rates continued to
show a disparity at 10.7 per
1,000 live births compared to
the white infant mortality rate of
4.6 per 1,000 live births.


other like matter, on which no
postage has been paid, in any letter
box established, approved, or accepted O
by the Postal Service for the receipt or "\
delivery of mail matter on any mail route
With the intent to avoid payment of lawful
postage thereon, shall for each offence be fined
under this title."
Postal inspectors say "it's a violation of fed-

cents per piece ot mail delivered.
7iFernandina Beach has 17,052 possi-
I' ble deliveries including post office
"boxes and mailboxes.
'The certified letter was sent to sever-
al local restaurants, lawn care and pest control
services and other businesses that were sus-
pected of putting advertising circulars in mail-
boxes without paying postage for them.


Post office warns businesses

not to use mailboxes for free

The post office has notified a couple of eral law to intentionally circumvent paying
dozen local businesses that they could be in .postage in orderto realize personal gain."
violation of federal law by using mailbox- ". 'The certified letters sent to violators
es for advertising without paying 7 #.from the Fernandina Beach post
Postage. ,, ,ll'' office note the fine could be in
Federal law states,. "Whoever / .. excess of $5,000.
' knowingly and willfully deposits any i The post office charges mail
mailable matter such as'statements I/ advertisers $200 for an application
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FRIDAY. JUNE 21. 2013 News-Leader


Argentine winery joins festival

Amelia Island Wine Festival
is pleased to announce that
Don Miguel Gasc6n Wine will
be at the festival.
Don Miguel Gasc6n hails
from Mendoza, a mountainous
province at the foot of the
Andes Mountains, along the
western edge of Argentina.
Regarded as the most impor-
tant wine-producing province
in Argentina, Mendoza
accounts for more than 80 per-
cent of Argentine winemaking.
Begun in 1884, the winery
is an historic landmark in the
history of Argentine wine-
t making, yet if houses some of
the most advanced winemak-
ing technology in the world.
By selecting grapes from vine-
yards at varying elevations
throughout Mendoza's high
valleys, their winemakers
achieve superb balance in the
finished wine. The high alti-
tude places the vineyards
under intense sunlight, which
translates into fruit with
extraordinary flavor and aro-
matic expressions.
Don Miguel Gasc6n Malbec
is a full-bodied wine with a deep
violet color, showcasing flavors
and aromas of blackberry, blue-
berry, plum, dark cherry and a
hint of mocha. The wine is ele-
gant and rich in texture, with
soft, round tannins and a long
velvety finish. Gasc6n Malbec
pairs well with grilled red
meats, wild game, pasta dishes
and chocolate molten dessert.
The portfolio of intense yet ele-
gant award-winning wines
includes the Don Miguel
Gascdri6n Malbec, Don Miguel
Gasc6n Colosal Red Blend and
the Don Miguel Gasc6n
Reserva, which is a rich, sig-
nature-style Malbec, aged a
minimum of one year in oak
barrels to impart just the right
amount of complexity.
Burgeoning with distinctive

Begun in 1884, the
Don Miquel Gasc6n
winery is an historic
landmark in
winemaking. yet it
houses some of the
most advanced
technology in the

dark fruit flavors and aromas,
this full-bodied, intensely fla-
vorful wine offers layers of ripe
plum, blackberry and dark
cherry, accented by hints of
chocolate and black pepper.
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 South -Africa
on Oct. 12, among the moss-
draped oaks and reflective
lagoon at the Shops of Omni
Amelia Island Plantation.
Visitors will be able to stroll
along the Wine Walk, sample
wines from over 20 wineries
and talk with industry repre-
sentatives, all without a pass-
port or jetlag. All wines will be
stocked at the Wine Tent
where you can purchase a bot-
tle or a case to prolong the
pleasure long after you return
Visitors who purchase a
Wine Ticket will also be able to
enjoy food tasting from sev-
eral local restaurants in the
Restaurant Court. The Wine
Walk is open to everyone to
shop for artisan-crafted Ireas-

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Don Miguel GascOn Wine hails frbm Mendoza, a moun-
tainous province at the foot of the Andes Mountains,
along the western edge of Argentina. Regarded as the
most important wine-producing province in Argentina,
Mendoza accounts foir more than 80 percent of the
country's winemaking.

ures, fr'om'table art to func-
tional pottei-y, handmade lass
votives and vases, hand-turned
rare wood vases and pepper
mills, unique bottle stoppers
and wine accessories, hand-
painted stemware and one-of-a-
kind sterling silver and copper
jewelry mirroring the organic
flow of fabric.
Visitors can also wander
down the Wine Walk to the
award-winning Amelia

Farmers Market with its selec-
tion of farm-direct fruits and
vegetables harvested just
before market day and spe-
cialty tropical and landscaping
plants and garden flowers. The
market will be open its normal
hours Saturday, Oct. 12 from 9
a.m.- p.m. Visit www.amelia- For festi-
val details and ticket informa-
tion visit
or call 491-4872.

In the end it tells us that 'one cannot
differentiate systems of slavery: because at its
core it is one of the worst things that one
human can do to another'

Audio tour gives

voice to slaves

For the News-Leader

Timucuan Ecological and
Historic Preserve Superinten-
dent Barbara Goodman
announced Wednesday the
unveiling of a new audio tour
entitled, "The Lion's
Storyteller." The tour will give
visitors a chance to hear the
entire story of Kingsley
Plantation, not just the owners'
Many slaves could not read
or write, therefore their experi-
ences were passed down
through the generations as oial
tradition; still other stories have
been lost entirely. The audio
tour captures their story in an
immersive, multimedia experi-
ence, drawing on some first-
hand accounts, documents from
the time and stories from the
historic record. As one of the
characters states in the tour,
"Until the lion has its own sto-
ryteller, the hunter will always
have the best part."
The script brings to life
those people who live and
worked at Kingsley both the
enslaved and the free. It tells of
the legal differences of slavery
in Spanish-held Florida and that
of the newly founded United
States. In the end it tells us that

"one cannot differentiate sys-:
terns of slavery; because at itsi
core it is one of the worst things
that one human can do to anoth-
er," stated Goodman.
The tour is further enhanced
with photos, videos and histor-
ical content as extra material:
This unveiling coincides with
the preserve's 25th anniversary
and is just one of many excit-.
ing improvements and activities"
planned for this year.
Visitors can request the;
audio tour at the visitor center at
Kingsley Plantation. After a:
quick tutorial by park staff, vis-'
itors start their immersivejour-i
ney into the past of this remark-;
able historic site. Audio.
described as well as subtitled
versions are available for visi-:
tors needing assistance.
Come out and allow the new:
tour to be the Lion's Storyteller.,:
The tour is available at the park'
during 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Allow.
one hour to fully enjoy the expe-,
Located off Heckscher
Drive/A1A one-half mile north '
of the St. Johns River ferry land-
ing, Kingsley Plantation is open.
daily, at no charge, between 9:
i.m. and 5 p.m. For more infor-
mation, call (904) 251-3537, or:
go to

Sea turtle talk
Join a park ranger to learn
about the lifecycle of the sea
turtle and the importance of
these creatures on June 22 at
2 p.m. at the Ribault Club on
".Fort George Island Cultural
State Park. No reservations
are necessary and the pro-
gram is free. For information
contact the Talbot Islands
Ranger Station at (904) 251-
2320. Visit www.floridastate
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 will be refreshments,
and the experts will share fun
and creative ideas, recipes,
garden decor and outdoor
entertaining tips. Also learn
about natural methods of con-
trolling summer pests.
This event is open to the
public. To register in advance,
aonlk. Visit www.fernandina-
mulch. corn, call 261-7177 or
email Judy@Fernandina
Become a master
Applications for the Nassau
County Master Gardener vol-
unteer program are now avail-
able online. The deadline is
June 28. For an overview of
the Master Gardener pro-
gram, an application and to
complete the pre-test, see
ticulture/mgnassau.html. For
additional questions, contact
the Extension office at (904)

879-1019, or Rebecca Jordi at Master
Gardeners are on phone duty
Fridays, at 491-7340.
Plant clinic
On July 1 County Exten-
sion.-Dir-ectot/H i, t iillii ,e '.
Extension Agent Becky Jordi
will conduct a Plant Clinic
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Yulee Extension Office (A1A
and Pages Dairy Road). All
county residents are invited to
bring plant samples showing
problems in their landscapes.
Problems will be identified '
and solutions offered. There
is no fee. For information call
(904) 879-1019. Master
Gardeners are on phone duty:
Friday, at 491-7340.
Compost class
On July 10 at 10 a.m.,
Master Gardener Joanne
Roach will discuss composting
and demonstrate how to cre-
ate a kitchen compost contain-
er and composer for your
yard. The class will meet at
the Yulee Extension office on
Pages Dairy Road. It is free
and open to the l)ublic.
Kitchen composting cans dec-
orated by Master Gardeners
will be available for a donation
of $5 each. For more informa-
tion visit http://nassau.ifas.
ters/landmatters.hlitml, or call
the Extension office at (904)
Gardeners help
Need a horticulture ques-
tion answered and can't wait
until the next Plant Clinic?
The lExtension's website has
many questionS and answers
from Rebecca Jordi's "Garden
Talk" column, at http://nas-
sau. ifas.ufl.tedu/hor ticul-
1, Master Gardeners are on
office duty on Fridays, 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. Call 491-7340.




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Lance Cpl. Michael Odint. and Lance Cpl. Thomas Alvari co-Diamond from Alpha Company of the Marine Corps Security Force at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base, Ga.,
clear debris near a storm drain at the YMCA Child Development Center in Yulee, above left. Lance Cpl. Noah Garris, Lance Cpl. Jess Williams, Staff Sgt. Andrew Trossen and
Lance Cpl. Ryan Krohn spruce things up at the Y, above right. Lance Cpl. Jesse Barr and Sgt. Joshua McGirl tidy up the exterior of the child center, below left. Lance Cpl.
Joshua Liddle, Lance Cpl. Craig Miller, and Lance Cpl. Joseph uffie do a bit of landscaping at the preschool building, below right.
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For Carlene Barrows, assis-
tant director at YMCA Child
Development Center in Yulee,
the sight of a bunch of Marines
swarming the grounds of her
facility was enough to make her
Her son, Carl James
Barrows, graduated from Parris
Island, S.C., on May 24 and his
parents put him on the bus for
Camp Lejeune, N.C., on June 3.
"I had a lot of emotionswhen
they were here. It made me
think of him and how proud we
are of him for deciding to
serve his country It's a big deci-
sion all these young men make
and I was just really proud of
them for being here," said
Troops from the Marine
Corps Security Force at Kings
Bay Naval Submarine Base, Ga.,
pitched in to brighten the cam-
pus of the center, sprucing up
the playgrounds and doing
extensive landscaping. They
also planted two small trees.
"It means a lot to us because
i't's very difficult for us to do
any of that with all of the chil-
dren here," said Barrows.
The Marines were already
hard at work when Barrows
arrived at 8 a.m., replenishing
mulch on the playground and
trimming low-hanging tree
Barrows' heart was touched
when the Marines participated
in the morning gathering of stu-
dents and teachers.
"They joined in our assembly
with the elementary and pre-
school children. We have
songs and do a lot of cheers and
things to motivate the kids for
1he day
' They were up there cheering
along with the children. It was
great fun and the kids were
'eally thrilled to see all these
big men up there, singing
and doing the hand motions
right along with them," said
S'This was a great opportu-
nity for the Marines to go out
and volunteer their time for the
YMCA. The Marines were
Warmly welcomed by the kids
a5nd staff of the summer camp
program," said Staff Sgt. Andy
Trossen, who directed the
troops during their endeavors.
*' "W conduct these projects
'so (hat we can show our grati-
ude to the community for all
,*he support they give to us
hen we arlle so far from otur
Families and homes."

Lance Cpl. Joel Cowart assists Lance Cpl. Ryan Mason
as he trims low-hanging limbs at the YMCA Child
Development Center in Yulee, above. Enjoying the fresh-
ly mulched playground are assistant director Carlene
Barrows and students Amanda Smith, Jacob Davis and
Jeffrey Nicholson.

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Pirates, pints and prizes

On June 22 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. the Pirates Club blood drive will be
held in the banquet hall at the American Legion Post 54.
626 S. Third St. (corner of Gum and Third).The Sons of the
American Legion Squadron 54 and the VFW Mein's Auxiliary
Post 4351 will provide a free lunch and beverages for donors.
Appointments to donate blood are not required, but scheduling
in advance at saves you time and helps
organizers to better prepare for your arrival.
For more information visit




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FRIDAY, JUNE 21. 2013


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Play continues through Sunday at Omni Amelia Island Plantation in the Amelia Island Men's Futures Championships, a USTA Pro Circuit ten-
nis event. Moritz Buerchner, left, defeated Roberto Maytin Wednesday. Marcelo Arevelo, right, serving on the clay court at Ompi.

Mens Futures tourney continues at Omni

. Action in the $,10,000 Men's '
"utures tennis tournament at the
l') i Amelia Island Plantation contin-
-: 1! ough Standay at Racquet Park.
'the main draw began Tuesday.
' American players account for 17 of
the 32 singles players in the USTA
Pro Circuit event.'
Four first-round singles and eight
first-round doubles matches were
held Tuesday.
The doubles finial will be held
tonight at 6 p.m. The singles semifi-
nals will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday
and the singles finals is at 11 a.m.

Entry fee for these matches is a
$10 ticket donation benefiting-the
Boys and. Girls Club of Nassau
Wednesday results
; Singles second round
Jarmere Jenkins, U.S., defeated
Sebastiafi.Beltrame, U.S, 6-4, 7-6(5).
Roberto Maytin, Venezuela,
defeated Michael Redlicki, U.S., 6-1,
3-6, 6-4.
Moritz Buerchner, Germany,
defeated MarceloAreValo (2), El,
Salvador, 6-7(5),'6-1, 6-3.
Jason Tahir, U.S., defeated'Milan
Pokrajac (6), Canada, 6-1, 1-6, 6-1.

Fernando Romboli, Brazil, defeat-
ed Daniel Garza (4), Mexico,'6-2, 6-2.
AndrewJ. Scl'afer, U.S., defeated
Jess-Jones,' U.S., 0-6,6-0,6-4.
Jason Jung (3), U.S., defeated
Tommy Mylnikov, Canada, 7-6'(3) ,,6-4.
Mitchell Frank, U.S., defeated
Alan Kohien, Argentina, 6-4, 6-1.
Dennis Novikov (7), U.S., defeated
A.J. Catanzariti, U.S:, 7-6(2); 6-3.
Andrew Carter, U.S., defeated
Dennis Nevolo (8), U.S., 2-6, 6(-2,6-2.
Jared Hiltzik, US., defeated
Roberto Cid, Dominican Republic, 6-
Doubles'- quarterfinals

SJarmere Jenkins and Mac ..
Styslinger, U.S., defeated Sekoi .'. -
Bangouia and Eric Quigley (T. i S, '
7-6(2) 6-4. .
Michael Redlicki and Jason Tahir
(2), U.S., defeated Stephen Hoh,,
Australia, and Tim Kopinski-, U.S., 6-1,
Chase Buchanan and Dennis
Novikov (1), U.S., defeated Janis
Podzus and Martins Podzus, Latvia,
Marcelo Arevalo, El Salvador, and
Roberto Maytin, (4), Venezula, defeat-
ed Jared Hiltzik and Peter Kobelt,
U.S., 6-1, 6-3.


Black qualifies for motocross amateur national

Garrett Black, 15, of Yulee in action on his dirt bike, left,, and with ll the hardware he's collected since he started motocross racing a little more than two years ago, right.

Yulee honor student one of 20,000 who yied for berth to compete at Loretta Lynn's

Yulee's Garrett Black has made his dream
come true. The 15-year-old dirt bike racer and
Yulee High School honor roll student has qual-
ified for the largest amateur motocross race in
the world, the 31st annual Red Bull AMA
Amateur National Motocross Champinship at
Loretta Lynn's Ranch.
Black took on more than 20,000 hopefuls
from across America to earn one of just 1,386
qualifying positions. The top 42 riders in the
nation in each class earn a spot to ride in the
Black earned his spot in three classes in
his home region, the southeast, at Muddy
Creek MX in Blountville, Tenn. lIe will now
choose the two classes he will run in the
national in July.

Black currently rides a Kawasaki KX 250F
and has been on big bikes sinc August 2012.
'The amateur nationals at Loretta Lynn's is
the event every motocross racer in the coun-
try wants to compete in," said.Tmi Cotter,
event director. "A win at the amateur nationals
gives a rider instant national notoriety.and can
serve as a springboard to a lucrative profes-
sional motocross career."
Black will make the trip to Lorelta Lynn's
'Ranch in Tennessee along with his family and
friends in July. He is just one of more than
20,000 who spent the last four months qualify-
ing for the event. The top finishers in area and
regional qualifiers earn a berth into the nation-
al championship race at Loretta Lynn's.
Racers may enter a wide variety of classes,

from minicycle classes for children as you as
four, all the way up to a senior division for rid-
ers 4over 50.'There are also classes for women
and classes for both stock and modified bikes.
The Red Bull AMA Amateur Nalional
Motocross Championship is the world's
largest and most prestigious amateur
motocross racing program. The national quali-
fying program consists of 50 area qualifiers
(February through May) and 12 regional
championships (June) hosted at select-
motocross b:.. l;ii;, across the country.
The qualifying system cttlminates in the
national final the first week of August, hosted
annually since 1982 at the home of country
music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills,

Called the "World's Greatest Motocross
'Vacation," the national event serves as a
launch pad for some of the biggest names in
professional motocross and supercross,
including Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart,
Ryan Villopoto and Ryan Dungey.
S Black is sponsored by Ruthless Clothing,
Nassau and Jacksonville's Powersports, =
Anytime Fitness, Conner Racing, Home Work
Ilome Improvement and Cycle Gear. He isihe
son of Shawn and Christy Black, has a brother
Brendan and is the grandson of Glenn and,
Terri Oliver and Michelle and Bill Skipper.,
The national program is produced by MX
Sports, Inc., a West Virginia-based race pro-
d(uction company. Visit for

Magic, New Orleans Pelicans tip off season in Jacksonville

Continuing Jacksonville's
momlentlum as a destination for
sports and entertainment, Mayor
Alvin Brown has announced the
NBA's Orlando Magic and New
Orleans Pelicans will kick off their
2013-14 season with a preseason
game on Oct. 9.
An interactive fan venue will bh
: located outside the Jacksonville
Veterans Memorial Arena on game

day. The event will include a salute
to members of the military and vet-
erans community, which are an inte-
gral part of Jacksonville.
'This is a great opportunity to
shine the spotlight on Jacksonville
and show the NBA the promise our
city holds in the future," Brown said.
"In addition to the game, we are
proud to create this partnership with
the NBA as we honor the brave men

and women of the military who put
themselves in harm's way to plirotect
us and the freedoms we hokl dear."
This event marks the third time
the Magic have played in Jackson-
ville and the first since 2008. It will
be the first game in Jacksonville for
the newly-named Pelicans, who will
debut new uniforms.
"We are extremely excited to
open the 2013 preseason in the city

of Jacksonville." said Orlando Magic
C(O) Alex Martins. "It is always a
pleasure to bring to
fans in Northeast Florida, and we
look forward to seeing them all at
Veterans Memorial Arena."
The event will provide a chance
for the Jacksonville community to
see up-and-coming stars on both
teams, while combining the experi-
ence of NBA near downtown at

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial
Tickets are on sale at the Arena
ticket office, online at JaxEvents'
corn or through Ticketmaster. Stats
start for little as $15, with courtside
seats available for $250 each. For'
information on sponsorships or VIP
opportunities, contact the City of,
Jacksonville Sports & Entertainment
office at (904) 63:0-3697.

Rodeo set

for Aug. 3
The 2013 Fernandina
Beach Fishing Rodeo will be
held Aug. the Fernandina
Harbor Marina.
There is a kingfish divi,'
sion, inshore/offshore divi-
sion and kayak division; figh
both the kingfish division and
the inshore/offshore division
during the Fishing Rodeo.
The early entry deadline is
July 19. Early entry fees ate
$350 for kingfish division,;
$100 for inshore/offshore'
division and $60 for kayak
Make entry checks
payable to Nassau Sport
Fishing Association, P.O. Box
16417, Fernandina Beach,'-FL
32035 and Visa, MasterCaid
and Discover credit cards tre
SFor information on the :
Fernandina Beach Fishing'
Rodeo visit www.fishnsfa. '
The NSFA meets at T
Sp.m. the second and fourth
Wednesday of the month at
the Ten Acres Kraft Athletic
SClub. Call Deborah Biggs'at
206-0817 or visit www.fishns-
Nassau Bassmasters,
meets the first Tuesday of
every month at the Pig Bar-B-
Que restaurant in Callahan .at
7 p.m. Membership into the
club is open to anyone 16 '
years old. Call Bob Schlagiat
(912) 729-2282 in Kingslantl,
Aaron Bell at (904) 545-5092
in Callahan orTim McCoy'at
261-3735 in Fernandina
Beach for information. :

FRIDAY, JUNE 21.2013 SPORTS News-Leader


Fernandina Beach High School graduate Fabian Petravic has signed to play basketball
-on scholarship at Webber International University in Babson Park. Pictured, from left,
are FBHS Coach Matt Schreiber, Webber Assistant Coach Jeremy Schreiber, Petravic
and his mother, Kanita Memic.

Pirate plays on at Webber


, Fabian Petravic will contin-
Sue his basketball career in
,Babson Park. The recent
.;Fernandina Beach High
School graduate signed a
national letter of intent to play
on scholarship at Webber-
International Univer-sity.
The all-county forward
averaged 10.4 points and 4.6
rebounds this winter as a
,.Pirate senior. He also shot 74

percent from the free-throw
line and 31 percent from
three-point range.
"Fabian has really worked
to become a better basketball
player," said Matt Schreiber,
head boys basketballcoach at
FBHS. "I think one of the
interesting things about him
is the longer he's been in our
program, the harder he's
worked. So, he's continued to
work to get better even after
his senior season."
Petravic was a four-year

letterman at FBHS.
"It was a natural progres-
sion, getting a little bit better
every year," Schreiber said.
"As a coach, I'm really proud
of his development and the
fact that he understands the
things he has to do to become
a better basketball player. I
think he will have a success-
ful college experience."
I Schreiber will be able to
keep tabs on his former play-
er. Son Jeremy Schreiber is
an assistant coach at Webber.


ALS tourney
..4 The ninth annual ALS
SAmelia Island Golf Classic,
Srememberirg John Louis
O'Day, will be held Aug. 2 at
:,Long Point at the Amelia
-Island Club.
S- Tournament proceeds ben-
,.. efit the ALS Association,
Florida Chapter, which sup-
ports research and provides
support to families.
Often referred to as Lou
-3Gehrig's disease, Amyotro-
Thhic Lateral Sclerosis is a pro-
7gressive and usually fatal neu-
Z4omuscular disease..It slowly
robs the body of its ability to
walk. p,,ak. > .ll ,, and
S 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
Dinner reception from 5-
7:30 p.m. includes beer and
wine, raffle prizes, awards
and silent auction. Entry fee
is $150.
Contests include beat the
Spro, hole-in-one, longest
drive, closest to the pin and
Putting contest. Awards to
Sfirst-fifth net and first and sec-

ond gross team.
Visit www.ALSGolfAmelia.
com, contact Mark O'Day at
(904) 553-0576 or odaym25@ for information.

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 Decemiber 2009. His
mother, Hattie Morris, was
one of the founding 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 recov-
ery and wellness.


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

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

Golf at North 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-
S.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.

The Yulee Cheer Camp for
ages 5-15 will be held from 8
a.m. to noon July 15-18 at the
Yulee Sports Complex. The
camp is open to beginners
and experienced cheerlead-
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
(404) 402-9173 or weddings-

Ritz golf and tennis
Children ages 8-15 have
the opportunity to gain new
i tennis and golf skills at The
Ritz-Carlton, 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 a.m. with golf from 11
a.m. to 1.:30 p.m. For 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.

Hole sponsorships and
donations are being sought;
they are tax-deductible.
Call Lisa Mohn, president
of NAMI of Nassau County, at
(904) 335-0680 pr e-mail nas-


Babe Ruth hosts district
Fernandina Beach Babe Ruth will host the
14-and-under, 10-and-under and nine-and-
under District 11 Allstar tournaments next
week. Games will be held at 6 p.m. and 8
p.m. Thursday and June 28 and Saturday and
Sunday mornings at the park on Beech
Street. There is no admission charge; the
Double Play Caf6 will be selling concessions.

Yule Pop Warner
*Yulee Pop Warner is holding football and
cheerleading registration. Register from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. June 22, from 9 a.m. to noon
July 20 and from 6-8 p.m. July 22-23 at the
Yulee Sports Complex on Goodbread Road.
Registration includes jersey with player's
name and 2013 Hornet Spirit Pack. For infor-
mation, visit

A local running group meets Saturday
mornings for. runs/walks using the Jeff Gallo-
way training method. Train for a marathon,
half-marathon or 15K. Call Mike Hagel at 415-
6039 for information.

Sign up for PopWarner
Registration for the 2013 Fernandina
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-

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 Jackson-
ville. In the main event, Sergio Mora will take
on Grzegorz Proksa with a co-feature bout
between Marcus Willis and Patrick Teixeira.
Also on the card is Chris Vendola of Fernan-
dina Beach. Tickets are available through tick-

Elm Street 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.

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 corner
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.

The Vida Race Series fifth annual Inde-
pendence 5k will take place on the Omni
Amelia Island Plantation Resort July 4. A
favorite of runners, participants can run 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
family 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 park-
ing lot, next to the Verandah Restaurant at
6800 First Coast Hwy.
Check-in and day-of registration is from
6:45-7:45 a.mi. The races begin at 8 a.m.;
youth fun run begins at 9 a.m.
Awards will be given to the top overall
male and female and the top two male and
female winners in 14 age categories. All chil-
dren in the one-mile run get an award for fin-
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 Active.
com. Cost is $25 per adult; $15 per child (12
and under). Pre-registration closes at 9 a.m.
July 3.
For day-of registration, checks and cash
only will be accepted. All pre-registered partic-
ipants will receive a goody bag, which will
include one race T-shirt and surprises from
race sponsors. For information, call Sean at
415-1429 or email

Challenger Bowng
SNassau 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.
SCall Melinda Willaford at 261-3136.

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; t' *. ~terminator, which divides day from night, will look like a straight line. Since the moon is waxing or growing, the terminator at
*r ? present represents the sunrise location on the lunar surface. If you scan the moon's surface with binoculars or a telescope, it is
i< t along the terminator where you will observe the greatest amount of detail, since it is here that shadows are at their longest. Then
"r"tice. bright Spica, ahead and to thile left of the moon. The moon is headed towards the principal star of Virgo the Virgin and will
be located justt to the left of this blue-white supergiant by the 18th. The moon and Spica will make a fine pair in binoculars, but you will notice that
the moon's terminator has changed to a bulbous appearance. The waxing moon is inoving through its gibbous phase and has become considerably
brighter, easily casting shadows,on the ground. The following evening the moon is below and to the left of another "star," just slightly brighter than
Spica. A small telescope or even higher powered binoculars held with steady hands will reveal that this is no ordinary star. It has rings. You'veJI i
discovered the planet Saturn, which will be steadily moving across the western sky for the next-several months before disappearing in bright twili ..t
at the very beginning of autumn. By Friday, June 21, the moonstands above and to the left of the red supergiant Antares in Scotpius the Scorpion.i
about as low as it can get in the sky. June 21 at 1:04 p.m., IEDT also marks the summer solstice or sun standstill. In the United Kingdom this event is
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Making hospitalized children
happy is more than a charitable
endeavor for Rachel Pennewell;
it's a way to keep the wellspring
of love for her late son Tyler
"God gives you so much love
to give each child and even
though Tyler's not here now to
disperse it to, I still have to find
ways to give that love out."
Pennewell lost her little boy
in 2004, the victim of an acci-
dental drowning just two months
shy of his second birthday.
Following the accident, the
youngster was taken to Wolfson
Children's Hospital.
'Tyler was transported there
after his accident and where he
later passed away. The staff
there was incredible. Anything
we asked they tried to fulfill,"
Pennewell recalled. "I wanted
to comb Tyler's hair, clean him
up and put lotion on him. I guess
to take care of him one last time.
To have him look and smell like
he normally should. They quick-
ly got all the supplies needed
for me todo those thitigs."
After Tyler passed, staff gave
the family angel pins, which they
wore for quite a while.
"They cut a little of his hair
for us to keep,'did a cement.
handprint of his sweet li'l hand,
and for a couple of years we
received cards from the staff
there. They went above and
beyond to do whatever they
could to show their compassion
to us and to show that his life
was important." I
It was that care and compas-
sion that led Penne'well to mark
her son's May 8 birthday by
making a toy donation to the
hospital. Toys were collected
from "sweet, loving and sup-
Sportive friends" during his birth
month and delivered to the hos-
pital in June.
"It's too emotional for us to
do it on his birthday, so waiting
until June makes it easier," said
Pennewell, who has already
begun thinking about next year's
delivery. She's considering a
monthly gathering of items to
store for the annual donation.
"That way people could take
advantage of back to school spe-
cials or Christmas sales."
Interested donors may go to
the Wolfson Children's Hospital
website at www.wolfsonchil- and click on the Wish
List button to see what types of
items are requested.
Infants enjoy things such as
crib mobiles or activity centers
while teenage patients appreci-
ate iTunes gift cards and word
search books, notes Pennewell.
"It's easier to pick things out
for toddlers arid little kids, but
the infants and teens seem to
be the forgotten ones."
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for many different reasons, all of
them coming from different fam-
ily dynamics, said Pennewell..
"We want to have a part in
helping their stay be a little more
cheerful, even if it is a small
thing. Children are so pure,
sweet and innocent. They all
deserve to feel loved, happy and
taken care of. So I guess we
hope that when they receive any
of these items it helps them feel
one of those things."
Family friend Shelley Sperry
remembers the delightful tod-
dler behind the Wish List ful-
fillment. "Tyler lit up the room.
He was always happy. He, was
very special."
Sperry said her friend tries to
do something each year on
Tyler's birthday.
"She organized a safety
awareness event at the Chick-
fil-A in Yulee and this year she
decided to do the toy donation.:
She did so well, she's going to do,
it. every year.": "
The family also has donated:
school supplies starting when:
Tyler would have begun school
as well as a full Christmas for a
child of what his age would be
that year.
"This past Christmas we vol-
unteered with Joy to the.
Children and will do so again,
eaclfupcoming year. I went on a
mission trip to a boys' orphanage
in Honduras one year," said
She and her husband hope toi
begin a foundation in the future
to highlight water safety.
"I want to focus on child safe-:
ty and being aware of our chil-.
dren's surroundings. Infant,
Swimming Resource offers:
water survival lessons, which is
very different from regular swim:
lessons. I learned of this when'
my daughter 4iannah was two. I
know we can't create a perfect
world for our kids but I want to,
keep them as safe as possible."'
Pennewell believes it's import :
tant to focus on her son's life,
not his death.
"It's not important how he:
died, it's the fact that he lived
and that he was here. That's the
big reason I chose to do this.
This is our way of giving back in
Tyler's name. To keep his spir-
it alive and to keep the gifts that
he has given us moving forward
and passing it along t,'' ''-ih<-z "
Sisters Hannah and Ella also
are involved in the project.
"The two-year-old doesn't
understand as much but my
seven-year-old does. It keeps us
connected as a family. It keeps
him alive in our house," said
Bringing joy to hospitalized
children is the family's way to
celebrate the joy Tyler brought
"It keeps the love going out.'.'
Interested donors may con-
tact Pennewell via email at rpen-

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FRIDAY, JUNE 21.2013

Dinner &

a movie
Share views on
'Sunshine State'
For the News-Leader
Anyone who spent time
on Amelia Island in 2001
surely recalls the big to-do
when "Sunshine State" was
filmed here. .
Famous director John
jSayles, movie stars and
crew were spotted all
around the island -
'American Beach, the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
.Center, Centre Street, the
'old Amelia Hotel on Sadler.
Traffic was reportedly'
jammed up to the Shave
Bridge on shooting days
-and dozens of locals took
.part as extras.
Reviewer .Roger Ebert
bestowed "Sunshine State"
with a 4.5 star rating when
it was released in 2002. He
wrote that it takes place on
a "Florida resort island,
long stuck in its ways, that
has been targeted by a big
development company."
There are "clashes
between social and eco-
nomic groups: between
developers and small
landowners, between black
and white, between the,
"p,'. ILl I ~id i. j,.i work-
ers, between the chamber
of commerce and local
SNow with over a decade
of hindsight, the Friends of
the Fernandina Beach
Library invites you to revis-
it the movie and the issues
it raised, with a special
S Dinner and a Movie pro-
gram, Thursday at the Cafe
Karibo on North Third
How closely the movie
island resembled Amelia
Island was the subject of
much debate at the time,
and it will most likely con-
tinue at this showing of the
so-called drama/comedy.
Peggy Bulger, retired
director of the nation's
American Folk Life Center,
will lead a lively discussion
and several locals who
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An exhibit featuring the win-
ning photographs from the
firth annual Wild Amelia
Nature Photography Contest
will open %ith a reception for the win-
ning photographers and the public at the
Visitor Center of Fort Clinch State Park
on Friday, June 28, from 6:30-8 p.m.
S'- th, vir rin, ing images of the
wildlife and wild places of Amelia up
close and meet the photographers. The
event is free and open to the public, with
no charge to enter the park for the
event, whichh will be held rain or shine.

Are you looking for some
fun but educational activities
for your children this sum-
mer? If so, consider Wild
Amelia's new Junior
Naturalist Program.
Based on the model of the
Junior Ranger program used
in the National Parks, this
Junior Naturalist Program
involves of
activities for children from 7-
15 to complete by exploring
"The Seashore."
This first component of
the program, which will even-
tually include 'The Marsh"

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These photographs will be on perma-
nent display at the Fort Clinch Visitor
Center. Many will be included in the fifth
annual Wild Amelia Nature Photography
Calendar, which will be available later
this summer.
Additionally, there will be a candle-
light tour of the fort on June 28, begin-
ning at 8:45 p.m., so gu:- t, at ihe exhibit
opening. may wish to register for that '
event by calling 277-7274. There is a $3
charge per person for the tour. Visiting
historic Fort Clinch under the canopy of
stars, and lit by the glow of candles aw ,l .

and "The Maritime Forest," is
available at various locations,
including the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center and Kayak
Amelia, for just the $2 cost of
It includes self directed
activities that will lead the
child to safely explore the
beaches of Amelia Island.
They will learn to identify
common seashells, how the
tides work and about the
island crabs, birds and sea
turtles. They will also have
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wood fires is a magical and unforget-.
,table experience. The tour has limited
space, so please make reservations in
Wild Amelia is an all-volunteer non-
profit organization whose mission is to
protect the wildlife and wild places of the
island through education. The eighth
annual Wild Amelia Nature F,, stiaI %,ill
b. hr'ld fiom May 16-18; 2014, but \Vild
Amelia educational events are ongoing
throughout the year. For more informa-
tion and the '
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'Rock the

The inaugural Country
Rocks the Beach Benefit
Concert is Saturday at the
Ybor Alvarez Sports Complex
in Fernandina Beach, featur-
ing country music superstars
Craig Morgan, Dustin Lynch
and The Lacs, accompanied
by up-and-comers Lauren
Elise, Aaron Taylor, Rion
Paige and Jamie Davis.
The gates open at 3 p.m.,
with Elise kicking off the
music fest at 3:30 p.m.
Morgan will be the last act of
the night at 9:30 p.m. Seating
is reserved, with no general
admission. Tickets are $30,
$35 and $40 and available at
local nonprofits and 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
and Ticket Master. I
Morgan, who served 12
years in the Army and is still
in the Army Reserve, will
donate more than $15,000 in
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Students from
the MLK
Center were
among those
children who
helped pilot
the Wild
Amelia Junior
SNaturalist pro-
gram on "The
SThe activities
involve stu-
dents in
learning about
the environ-

The Amelia Island Museum of History invites
you to its 3rd on 3rd Street Presentation at 6 p.m.
tonight as Marie Santry presents "Minorcans to
Florida 1768 -A Journey Story."
The journey of 1.403 Minorcan. Greek, Italian
and Corsican men, women and
children in 1768 was the largest
body of people to travel to
American shores in a single
Atlantic crossing during colonial
times. A Scottish doctor recruited
them to settle 60.000 acres of East
Florida land grants awarded by the
British government. These people were the
founding settlers of New Smyrna. After nine years
of indentured servitude the survivors walked to
St. Augustine and settled there. Santry. a descen-
dant, will tell their story of hope, survival and tri-
umph. The program is free and open to the pub-
lic. Contact Gray at 261-7378. ext. 102. or

Nassau County "hams" will join with thousands
of Amateur Radio operators to show off their
emergency communication capabilities June 22-

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The local Amateur Radio
Emergency Services (ARES)
group will demonstrate ama-
teur radio in the Home Depot '
parking lot in Yulee from noon Ncy
Saturday until 2 p.m. Sunday ;
(including overnight operations). Come and see
ham radio's new capabilities and learn how to get
your own FCC radio license before the next disas-
ter strikes. Meet local hams. See what modern
amateur radio can do. Visit www.emergency- NCARES is a nonprofit, 501c(3) corpora-
tion made up of Nassau County volunteers who
are ham radio operators. Donations welcome.
Contact Brian Kopp at


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Join North Florida.Land V.YI,10
Trust June 22 from 1l a.m.-10 '
p.m. for an Open House and
Fish Fry at BigTalbot Island. ---
Explore the islands within the ." ,t.V
Timucuan Preserve on bicycles _-, _.
walking and swimming. Drop
by NFLT's Talbot House from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Enjoy
the fish fry (S10 per plate)from 1-7 p.m. and gaze at
the stars with the Northeast Florida Astronomical

Society from 8:30-10 p.m.
SNFLT also will host a full-moon kayaking tour
from 7-10 p.m. Free with your own equipment., $40
for guided tour. To purchase fish fry/kayaking
tour tickets, go to www.n fl
NFLT Talbot House is at 12134 Hquston Ave. Visit or call

Showing Sunday. 6
p.m.. "Last Ounce of Courage" is
the story of a grieving father
inspired by his grandson to take'
a stand for faith and freedom
against a tide'of apathy and van-
ishing liberty. Alongside fellow
citizens of courage. faith and integrity, he is a
champion for the cherished principles "we the
people" hold dear.
"Last Ounce of Courage" and Veri tas
Entertainment partnered with StandUSA. an
online community for American values, in stand-
ing up for the ideals of faith, family. and freedom
in a pivotal time for the United States.
The screening will be held at First Baptist
Church. 1600 S. Eighth St. Visit
for details.

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"Sea Gulls See a Cracker" by Ellen Meakin. won third place in the Adult Beginners category of the fifth annual
Wild Amelia Nature Photography Contest and will be exhibited -with the other winning images beginning on Friday,
June 28, at the Fort Clinch Visitor Center from 6:30-8 p.m. The event is open to the public and there will be no
fee to enter the park to view the exhibit.

See wildAmelia in photo exhibit

Program nurtures

'Junior Naturalists'


FRIDAY. JUNE 21. 2013 LEISURE News-Leader



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-

American Legion Post
54, 626. S. Third St., will
offer fried fish dinners with
slaw, baked beans and
hushpuppies on June 22
from 5-7 p.m. Karaoke by
Eddie Carter will follow from
7-11 p.m.

Bring the whole family to
Nassau County Animal
Services, 86078 License
Road, Yulee, on June 23
from noon-3 p.m. to cele-
brate the shelter and see
the wonderful improve-
Meet county commission-
ers and constitutional Officers
and get a guided tour from the
shelter staff. Register day of
thg event to win a door prize,
purchase raffle tickets for the
many donated prizes. Light
refreshments will be available.
All proceeds will benefit the
Spay Nassau and heartworm
treatment fund.
Come meet your next fam-
ily member and see that
everyone can make a differ-
ence by giving these wonder-
ful animals a forever home.
For information call 491-7440.

Introduction to Insight
Meditation Workshop, a 10-
week workshop series,
meeting Sunday evenings
beginning June 23 from 5-
6:30 p.m.'at the Dome
Healing Center, Amelia
Island. The workshop guide is
Insight Meditation, A Step by
Step Course on How to
Meditate, by Sharon Salzberg
and Joseph Goldstein. Order
in advance, online, or pur-
chase it at the first meeting. It
costs about $20.
The workshop is appropri-
ate for both beginners and
those with some meditation
experience that want to renew
their practice. It will include
discussions, short-guided
meditations and Q&A and is
free of charge. Donations are
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.
Contact or
261-9143. Visit www.ameliain-
The Surf, 3199 South
Fletcher Ave., will host a
Full Moon Bicycle Ride on
June 23, at 7:30 p.m. foO its
Surrender the Road Bicycle
takeover. Participants will
leave The Surf at 7:45 p.m. to
ride the new Amelia Island
Bike Trail. Riders are respon-
sible for safety gear and light-
ing required by Florida statute

316.2065. For information
contact info@surren-
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New York Times best-
selling author Steve Berry
will sign his newest novel,
The King's Deception,
sponsored by Books Plus,
at the Golf Club of Amelia,
4700 Amelia Island Pkwy.,
from 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 26.
For information call 261-0303
or visit
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The Baptist Medical
Center Nassau Auxiliary will
host a $5 Jewelry Sale in
the boardroom of the hospi-
tal on South 18th Street on
June 28 from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cash, checks and major credit
cards will be accepted. The
price of all items is $5 plus
sales tax. All are invited to
come browse and have fun.
SCall the auxiliary office at 321-
3818 for information.
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Savannah Grand
Assisted Living, 1900
Amelia Trace Court,
Fernandina Beach, will host
a Stars & Stripes Freedom
Festival & Parade on July
4th. The parade starts at 11
a.m., followed by a build your
own hotdog buffet at 11:30
a.m. Dress in your patriotic
attire and enjoy a fun-filled
day. Prizes will be awarded
for Best Patriotic Dressed,
Best Decorated Walker and
Best of the Best. RSVP to
Tonisha at 321-0898 by June
28 if you plan to join the lunch.
Seating is limited.
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Fort Clinch State Park,
2601 Atlantic Ave., will host
a Union Garrison on July 6
from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and July
7 from 9 a.m.-noon.
Visitors may interact with
living historians to experience
life in the fort as it was in
1864. The grounds will be
bustling with soldiers in period
costumes involved in firing
demonstrations, marching
drills, cooking and daily activi-
ties. Ladies in their dresses,
sutlers displaying.their wares
and drummer boys bring
every part of the civil war era
to'life. Come join in this
unique, family friendly event.
Fees include the $6 per
vehicle park entrance fee plus
$2 per person fort admission.
Contact the park at 277-7274
or visit www. FloridaState
The Fernandina Beach
Kiwanis Club will host its
75th-Anniversary Rummage
Sale and Car Show on July
13, at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. Proceeds
will fund the club's local out-
reach projects and provide
charitable support to local
agencies. Doors open at 9
a.m. There will be face paint-
ing, games for children and
food for sale. Those who have
goods they'd like to sell can
reserve a table indoors for
$10. In addition, there will be
Many items of clothing avail-
able at bargain prices, as well


July4th concert
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 Overtluie
So dust oft your instrument, wet yc'ur
lips and gel 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 cor email info@nas-
Sounds on Centre
Sounds on Centre, pesented by the
Historic Fernandina Business
Association. will feature Island
Vibe on July 5 playing music through
the ages Concerts are held March
through October on the first Friday or
each month from 6-6 p m on Centre
Street between Second and Front
streets Don't forget your chair and sun-
screen Sounds on Centre is a commu-
nity event, all ages welcome For intor-
mation contact the HFBA at
downtownfernandina @ gmail.comn or
visit www downtownfemandinma
Amelia River Cruises
Amelia River Cruises'Adult BYOB'
Twilight Tours are held Friday and
Saturday Tickets are $29 per person at
1 North Front St.. Femrnandina Beach. or
call 261-9972 or book online at
www ameliarivercruises corn
The Courtyard Pub & Eats. 316
Centre S1. features John Spring on Ihe
piano inside and Gabriel Arnold outside
,weather permitting) during Sunday
brunch from 11 a.m -2 p m; Dan
Miniard Mondays from 6-10 p m ; poker
night Tuesdays at 6 30 p m Dave
Bacarro Wednesdays from 6-10 p.m.
and John Springer Thursday-Saturday
from 6 30-10 30 pm Call 432-7086
Join them on Facebook at courtyard-
Grammy-nominated Aaron Bing per-
forms live on alto saxophone at David's
Restaurant and Lounge. 802 Ash St.
Wednesday through Saturdays from 6-
10pm Call 310-6049

as a selection of free clothing,
while it lasts. For more infor-
mation, or to reserve a table,
call Lou at 261-0615. Dona-
tions appreciated as well.

Susan Crandall, award-
winning women's fiction
suspense, romance and
mystery author, will hold a
book discussion on her lat-
est novel, Whistling Past
the Graveyard, on July 19 at
3 p.m. at The Book Loft, 214
Centre St.
This coming of age story
has been praised "as alumi-
nous portrait of courage and
the bonds of friendship ...
evoking 1963 Mississippi and
its struggles with a deft hand,"
in the league of To Kill a
Mockingbird and The Help.
Whistling Past the Graveyard,
Crandall's 10th book, is the
winner of the 2013 Southern
Indie Pick Okra Award and is
an ABA Indie Pick book for
July. Call the Book Loft at

Dog Star Tavern, 10 N Second St.,
presents Grandpa's Cough Medicine at
9:30 p.m. tonight; Honey Suckle at 9:30
p.m. June 22; Stas at 8 p.m. June 26;
2crackers at 9 p.m. June 27; Rebecca
Day Happy Hour from 5-7 p.m. June 28,
followed by Sentropolis at 9:30 p.m.;
and Soul'Gravy at 9:30 p.m. June 29.
Every Tu C-,1Av i? W .:.-ir inq Ci.i' .-.f.
where mus'r. z: played 'ii.:, r,: -l ..n -,
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Green Turlde
The GIern Turile. 14 3 Third Si
live n-usc,: C(-l 321-23'4
Hammerhead Beach Bar
Hamnmeihred BeaSh Par 2'46 P
Flelcher A.;e Li.? rriusr: Visit
Hammerhead on Fa,:eb.x:..k CnDacl Eill
Childers at bill'iepala3:esel,.. c r:.l
Instant Groove
The Instant featuring
Lawrenrce Holmes Johnny Rob-inrcri.
Scott Giddcris and Samn HamilTon. pla.s-
each Thursday night at The Ritz
Carlton Amelia Island Dress is casual
For inmormalicon call Holmes at 55.5-
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eaten,; 31P
Centre ST live Irivia M:.ncds ai 720
p m Dan Voll Tuesdays -_ 7 p m. Bar
Bincgo Wednesda's at 7 p m- poker
night Thursday and Friday ar 3.0 p m
Davis Turner Band Thursday-'_aiurda,'
at E. 30 p mni and kara., Sunda', s at
7 3'i pm CAll 1.61 -l000 Visii
Wvww okane- ,:cmn
Palace Saloon
The Paiace alc'c,,'i 1I Cenlre !i
Schnockered Sundav, A'ce Winnr
Monday Buck Sminlli Prole:ci Tuesdav,
DJ in Lin,:l- Ch-, i ie's Frinla', and
Saturday Call Bill C rlders al 491-

261-8991 for information.'Visit

The fourth annual Great
Southern Tailgate Cook-Off
will fire up again on Aug. 23
and 24 on Amelia Island.
Barbecue cooking teams from
across the country will com-
pete for cash, prizes and
bragging rights. The event is
held at Main Beach, where
the beach meats the brisket.
Visit www.gstailgatecookoff.
com for more information.


Amelia Community
Theatre presents "Father of
the Bride" tonight and June
22 and June 27-29 at 8 p.m.
and June 23 at 2 p.m.
This stage play version of
the popular movie is the funny
and familiar comedy of a
father at his wit's end as his
daughter's wedding grows
larger and more expensive by

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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. ,:r vish The Salty Pelican Bar
and Grill con Faceook
Sandy Bottoms
rdv Bottomsat Main Beach, 2910
Hti.rnc Av- rivia Mondays. The
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Shlieield'. ai The Palace. 117 Cenlre
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bartender to text yocu the code word of
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w'-eekly DJI 007 will spin late night dance
mixes Deoors open at 3 30 p m Call Bill
Clihderi ai 491-3332 or email
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Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill 1998 S.
Fleicher Av,.e live music in the riki bar
Irc.m 6-10 p rn nightly and 1-5 p.m
Sarurdays and Sundays. reggae
WVedresdays wAnh Pili Pill, The
Macy's in the lounge Friday and
Saturday 6-10 pm.. trivia Mondays
and Thursdays at 7 30 p m with
DJ Dave and shag dancing Sundays
from 4-7 p m music nightly from 9
p m -1 a m in the Breakers Lounge
Call 277-6652 Visi wwwslilderssea-
side corn Join Sliders on Facebook and
The Surf Restaurant and Bar.
3199 South Fletcher Ave, live entertain-
merill all day weekends and 5-9 p m
every day on the deck, progressive
Lingo, Mondays at 6 p m., trivia
Tuesday at 6 p m poker Wednesdays
at 6, p.m Call 261-5711 and vist their
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at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are
$16.50, available at the door
or in advance at The UPS
Store in the island Publix
shopping center. FLT is an
intimate performance space
and patrons are encouraged
to purchase tickets in
advance. Visit

The Florida Theatre, 128
E. Forsyth St., downtown
Jacksonville, has
announced this year's
Summer Movie Classics.
Tickets are $7.50 for a single
admission and $45 for a
movie card good for up to 10
admissions. The movies begin
Sunday, June 30 and run
every Sunday through Sept.
1. Movie time is 2 p.m. each
Sunday. The feature on June
30 is "From Russia With Love"
(1963). For ticket information
and the complete lineup, call
(904) 355-2787 or visit flori-

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Youth art classes
The Island Art Association
offers free classes for kids
and their families, including:
Preschool Art 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

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concert tickets to active duty
military in the Jacksonville
and South Georgia region.
Throughout his career he has
produced hit songs including
"That's What I Love About
Sunday," "Redneck Yacht
Club," "This 'Ole Boy,"
"Bonfire" and the most recent
"More Trucks Than Cars."
Lynch, labeled as the next
George Strait, will be return-
ing to his family's hometown
of Amelia Island for the con-
cert. One of country music's

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
Art Association leads the
To reserve a place, call the
gallery, 18 N. Second St.,
Fernandina Beach, at 261-
7020. The classes are made
possible with the help of a

hottest young stars, Lynch
just released his first album
and his first song, "Cowboys
and Angels," stayed at No. I
week after week. "She Cranks
My Tractor" went to the top
of many charts around the
country and his third release,
"Dancing in the Headlights,"
is rumning up the charts.
The Lacs, a duo from
Blakely, Ga., have a cult fol-
lowing unprecedented in the
world of country music. Their
creative approach and writing
skills have increased their
popularity off the chart.


grant from the Plantation
Ladies Association.
'Summer Blast'
The Plantation Artists'
Guild & Gallery, 94 Amelia
Village Circle at the Omni
Amelia Island Plantation, will
hold an opening reception for
its new show, "Summer Blast,"
on June 28 from 5:30-8 p.m.
Many pieces in the new col-
lection of artworks in acrylic,

Couniry Rocks the Beach,
sponsored( by the Nassau
County Circle of Friends and
the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club, will donate $105,)000 to
nonprofit organizations, youth
associations and foundations
in North Florida and South
Georgia including the Boys &
Girls Club of Northeast
Florida, Hope Haven, First
Coast No More Homeless
Pets, ARK of Nassau, Yulee
Pop Warner and Little
league, Wesconnect Youth
Association and Barnabas. A
total of 40 organizations have

oil, pastel, mixed media,
watercolor, photography and
sculpture will be offered for
sale for the first time.
Osprey Village will host the
reception. Come in, cool off
and enjoy wine, beverages
and hors d'oeuvres. The show
runs through Aug. 10.
If you plan to attend
please RSVP to 277-8222 or
Concierge @ Osprey-Village.

been the beneficiaries of the
event, said to organizers.
To show support and
appreciation for servicemen
and women and their
families, Country Rocks the
Beach also has extended
more than $20,000 in tickets
to Naval Submarine Base
Kings Bay, Jacksonville Coast
Guard, Naval Air Station
Jacksonville and Naval Station
To learn more contact
Kyle Roosen at (603) 660-6199
or kroosen@fernandin-

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were movie extras are expect-
ed to share their experiences.
For dinner, entertainment
and talk about movies,
growth and development on
Amelia Island, get your tick-
ets at the library on North
Fourth Street. The program
starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are
$25 and must be purchased at.w
the library by Monday.

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the opportunity to partici-
pate in service learning,
such as beach cleanup, to
do online research, and
express themselves creative-
ly through writing, drawing,
and photography.
Once the activities have
been completed, each child
will receive a certificate of

achievement from Wild
Wild Amelia is an all-vol-
unteer nonprofit whose mlis-
sion is to educate residents
and visitors of all ages about
the wild places and wildlife of
Amnelia Island.
The organization believes
that it is important to begin
this educational process with
young children whose awe
and wonder at the natural

'world makes them receptive
and, hopefully, lifelong,
To review the Junior
Naturalist curriculum, stop
by the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center or Kayak
To learn more about the
year-round programs of Wild
Amelia, visit www.wild
amelia.comn and Wild Amelia
on Facebook.

the day. Tickets are $20 for
adults and $10 for students
and may be purchased online
at www.ameliacommunitythe- or by calling 261-
6749. Amelia Community
Theatre is located at 207
Cedar St., Fernandina Beach.

Fernandina Little
Theatre, 1014 Beech St.,
presents "Beehive, the 60s
Musical" a rollicking
salute to the women who
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 to present the
fun-filled tribute packed
with timeless tunes that
were hits sung by the great
female vocalists of the
This toe-tapping, hand-
clapping, sing-along musical
revue by Larry Gallagher
plays June 22, 25, 27, 28 and

FRIDAY, JUNE 21.2013/News-Leader



Fountains, algae and the value of narrow places

I've mentioned it before, but a lit-
tle over a year ago, I had a pond dug
in my front yard. In an effort to keep
the algae down, along with my wife's
comments, I added a small fountain.
It really is quite nice. Not only is it
aerating the few fish and keeping the
water moving, it's also pretty to look
at. The added points I gained with
the wife by installing it have been
well worth the investment.
While standing and gazing at it
one day, the mechanics of our new
little fountain began speaking to me.
Its beautiful flowering cone-like
shape shooting into the air. and then
gracefully falling in a circular pat-
tern, all occurs because of two
important things: power the pump,
and a tiny opening the nozzle, that
the water gets forced through.

Now few would
argue to get any-
thing done in life,
you have to have
some power.
Individuals want it.
Churches want it.
Businesses want it.
Countries want it.
Without question,
PULPIT power is essential
NOTES to life and progress.
Even Jesus gave it
to His church to
Pastor ensure her success.
Rob Goyette Tiny openings, on
the other hand, like
the nozzle on our fountain, are usual-
ly underrated at least by us. As is
the case with so many things, Jesus
sees it differently.

"Because strait is the gate, and
narrow is the way, which leads unto
life, and few there be that find it." In
case you didn't know, those are
Jesus' words found in Matthew's
Gospel chapter seven, verse 14.
According to Him, narrow places are
not optional but essential to us enter-
ing into the Kingdom of God.
Though I don't claim to know all the
reasons why, here are a few things
that I've learned.
When passing through narrow,
difficult places, we have to examine
the stuff we are carrying. Is it really
that important? Do I really need it?
Like the children of Israel wandering
in the wilderness and having to set
up and tear down the tabernacle
every time God decided to move, I'm
sure, in time, they only took the stuff

they had to.
The other interesting thing about
narrow places is that they serve as a
test. I've found that most people like
to identify with big and prosperous,
but narrow and small, not so much.
Yet it is often in those tight places
that God refines and tests a person's
true resolve and motive. Like a rich
man having to pass through the eye
of a needle, letting go of scuff we
count dear is not easy, but if we are
doing things for the right reasons,
God is more than willing to help us
make it through (Luke 18:25-27). In
the end, life's tight places are well
worth the squeeze if we just hang in
there and let God have His way Just
ask Jesus. His cross gave way to His
open grave and eternal life for all
who believe.

So here's the bottom line: Like
our pretty fountain, just on the other
side of life's narrow and tough places
is something beautiful and worth
having. Though we need the power
of God to make it so, without the nar-
row places, we will never really
reach our true height and potential.
To me, a willingness to go through
such places for Jesus' sake is the
true test of what real Christianity is
all about.
"Humble yourselves therefore
under the mighty hand of God, that
He may exalt you in due time:
Casting all your care upon Him
because He cares for you." (IPeter
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center.


Help needed
The all-volunteer Yulee
Interfaith Dinner Network
needs the community's help
to'continue to provide hot,
healthy meals to adults and
children experiencing hunger
in our community. Just $25
provides enough meat to
serve a hot meal to 50 people.
To help, contact the network
at, 556-
2496, or send donations to
The Coalition for the Home-
less, RPQ. Box 16123, Fernan-
dina Beach, FL 32035. Please
put YIDN in the memo line.
Volunteers needed
The Salvation Army Hope
House is seeking volunteers '
who have a few hours a week
and enjoy interacting with
people to serve as: 1) Clothes
Closet attendants: Monday,
Wednesday or Friday 1:30-3:30
p.m. 2) Receptionist/
greeters: Monday-Friday
mornings from 10 a.m.-noon.
If you are interested in serv-
ing, please call 321-0435 or
stop by 410 S. Ninth St., on
the corner of Ninth and Date.

Summer schedule
St. Peter's Episcopal
C l LI .li.1,)' j.1--\iLirIdili A": .F., s
onAtstisfraritir, scheduaJowvith
Sunday services at 8:30 and 10
am. and breakfast at 9:15 a.m.
Wednesday Eucharist at 12:10
p.m., and Taiz6 and Celtic
services continue at 6 p.m. on
the second and fourth Sun-
days, respectively. All are wel-
Unity services
Isle of Light Unity will have
its morning worship service at
10 a.m. on the second and
fourth Sunday 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

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


TradItlonal Family Worship ....... 8 am & 11 am
(weekly communion at 8 am)
Contemporary Worship .. 9:30 am in Maxwell Hall
Sunday School tor all] Ages .... .9:30 am & 11 am
Wednesday Dinner (Aug-May) ..........4:45 pm

provided. For information call
Marcia at 415-0822 or Chris at
Havdalah services
The Jewish Community of
Amelia Island/Nassau will
hold Havdalah 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 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
Special guest
Living Waters World
Outreach Center will host
Bruce Assaf at the 9:30 a.m.
service June 23. Assaf is from
a Middle East background
with years of missionary
endeavors in former commu-
nist and war-torn countries.
He has an understanding of
the significance of the nation
of Israel and connects'histori-
cal facts and current world
events that are relevant to

Outreach Center is located at
the corner of AlA and Brady
Point Road, just west of the
Shave Bridge. Call the church
at 321-2117 for information.
Join the Salvation Army
Hope House each Tuesday at
noon for a worship service.
The prophet Amos said a
famine would come one day,
but that it would not be of
food, rather the Word of God.
Join the service June 25 as the
Salvation Army Hope House
praises God for the freedoms
we have in the U.S.A. and con-
tinues its interactive public.
reading and discussion of the
Gospel of Luke. For more

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

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Hellon
Sunday Worship Service 10:30amn
Bible Study 9ama
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
Comr f BuccaneerTr T & Gclg Roadt Bd
For More Infomiation Call: 261-9527


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Palm HI Realty recently donated $1,000 to First Assembly of God little House
Ministry. Mike and Kyle Williams donated funds to assist the shelter a well. Above,
from left, are Sherry Quattlebaum, Terrie Galligar, Sharon Silva, Lisa Schoggin, Ten
Ann Stevens, Travis Cyrldefsky, Norman Watson, Fred Fender, Carlene McDuffie (bro-
ker/owner), Becky Altman and Kathy White. Seated are Pastor Ed Shick of First
Assembly of God and his wife.

information, call 321-0435 or
stop by the Hope House, locat-
ed at 410 S. Ninth St.
Summer Taize
A Summer Taize' Prayer
, .Sei'Yice will be. field on June
-.26iat 7.p.m.,at4Sta-4iihael-.
Catholic Church. Its Taize
ensemble invites you to a 30-
minute musical service that
includes simple chants sung
repeatedly, a time of blessed
silent reflection, and'prayers
of praise and intercessions.
Taize prayer was started in
World War II by the monastic
community from Taize,
France and continues to this
day. Join in and bring a friend
on June 26 at 7 p.m. in the
chuih at Fifth and Broome
streets. All are welcome.
Franklintown United
Methodist Church will cele-
brate its 125th church anniver-
sary and Pastor Avis Smith's


Saturday Vigii Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday Vigil Mass 7 pm Spanish Mass
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Mlethodistul Church
Sunday Masses OctdApril 8 am 9:30 am
11am -12:3Opm
Daily Mass- 1:31 an Mon. W d,Thnrs & Fri.
6 pm Toes
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6 pm; Holy Day- 8:30 am, 6 pm
Confessions: Saturday 3 pm 3:45 pm or by appti
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Parishl Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number: 904-277-6566

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

fourth anniversary as pastor
on June 30. The celebration
program will commence at 11
a.m. Speaker will be Minister
Gary Thomas, Greater
Antioch Church, Jacksonville.
T h e In ;p ,th ..;. .j.,]i1 il i i''L. "
the occaio(a ite "Reflecting on
the resilience of the past, as
we reach into the future with
faith, hope and love."
The community is invited
to fellowship with
Franklintown United on this
joyous occasion. The church
is located in historic American
Beach at 1415 Lewis St. A pic-
nic-style dinner will follow the
For more information con-
tact the church as 277-2726 or
via Facebook.
Memorial United
Methodist Church hosts a
community Taiz6 worship
service at the historic Trinity
United Methodist Church, 715


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

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

20 South .Ninth Street 261--4907
Rev. Daricn K. Bolieit St:, Pastor
The Church
in the Heart of the Cit"
With the Del.ire tobe in the
Heart of.-ll People
Sunday .'ew Ma.embers Ciss 9 i. in.
Stuntidt' School 9:30 a.m.
foriing 'Worship 11
t'ldnesda'vy 'an-dat' Prayer
I dnesedatf Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m.
Miniirrrie,: liBus tim, Couniplmi. Single.v,

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

Ash St., the first Sunday
evening of each month at 6
Taize features soft music,
quiet worship and a commun-
ion table where are all wel-
p' i i. ir,,- .i;Taize service
English classes
First Assembly of God, 302
South 14th St., Fernandina
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 Church
parish office, 801 Atlantic
Ave., Monday through
Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Innovative Style, Contemporary MAusIc,
Casual Atmlosohere
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
Kl(idl(Kredible Children Ministries
Meeting v 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
Connactrng Wth Chest..
Connecting wth/ Poopla
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"Come Experience the Joy of
Worship & Service"
Sunday School .............. B9:4Bsm
Worahip Servilce ............ 11'D00*m
Eveoninlg Worship ............ :a00pmr
Wednesday Night Supper' ....... .6:00pm
Encounter Youth Group .8:3Opm-8:00prn
Wednesday Prpyer Sritcc. ..... 7:0Opm
736 Bonnleview Road
Nursery provided
Find s 0on FPcebook:
Five, Point Bptlst Encounter Youth

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




Blackrock Baptist
Blackrock Baptist
Church on Blackrock Road
in Yulee will hold Vacation
Bible School from 6-9 p.m.
June 24-28 for pre-Kto sixth
grade students and adults.
For information contact
Robyn Mobley at 583-3142.
Yulee UMC
Yulee United Methodist
Church, 86003 Christian
Way, Yulee, will hold
Vacation Bible School from
6-8 p.m. July 8-12 for ages
Pre K going into sixth
grade. To register, call the
church at 225-5381 and
leave your child's name. age
and your phone number.
New life Baptist
New Life Baptist "
Church, 464069 SR 200, .
Yulee, is registering for
Vacation Bible School. The
theme is "Investigation
Destination," with classes
for ages 2-3 years, K4-K5,
first-third grades and
fourth-sixth grades. VBS
will be held July 8-12 from 6-
..8.p.m .., ,,., .) ,,.
Contact the chuchLich
office at 261-4818 to regis-
ter. If there is no answer,
leave a message and some-
one will get back with you.
Memorial UMC
Memorial United
Methodist Church will hold
its VBS "Hip, Hop, Hope:
Jesus Makes me Glad" July
15-19 from 8:30 a.m.-noon.
All rising K-sixth graders
are welcome to participate
in games, crafts, singing
and fun. Please e-mail or
call 261-5769 to register.
MUMC is located at 601
Centre St. in downtown
Fernandina Beach.

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Kt Always WM'loee
Doug Sides, Senior Pastor
Morning Services 8:15 and I11'00 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
Nursery Provided For All Services
85971 Harts Rd. 904.225-5128
Yulee, FL 32097
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St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes You!
Located at the corner
of 8th &Atlantic
Summer Service
8:30 Holy Eucharist, Rite II
9:1l5 Breakfast
10:00 Holy Eucharist. Rite 11
6 pm Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 pm TAIZE 2nd Sunday


A Congregarion of the
Presbyterian Church In America
Devoted to Christ, to the F'etlowshlp &
to the Great Commission
Worship on Sundays at 10.45 am
Nursery and Children's Church provided
Grace Groups meet on Wednesday evenings in
Pemandina Beach. KIngsland &Yulee
Men's. Women's and fouth ministries
96038 Lofton Square Court. Yulee. FL 32097
Next to WInn Dide
wwwgraeonassau corn

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Sl 'Church of Yulec
"Where Jesus o Lard & {y Lmy," i Shli,t "
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

SWorship this week

Sat the place of your choice..

FRIDAY, JUNE 21,2013 News-Leader


Battle of teen bands
Local teen bands looking
for their big break will com-
pete for bragging rights and
prizes at the eighth annual
Teen Battle of the Bands at
the Jacksonville Public Main
Library Conference Center
(Downtown) on June 22 start-
ing at 1 p.m.
Elise Lobb, Miss Jackson-
ville Teen USA 2013, will
emcee the event and Dudes
on a Rug, last year's winning
band, will perform. The public
is invited. The contest is part
of the library's 2013 Summer
Reading Program for teens,
Beneath the Surface. Band
members will use the event to
gain on-stage experience and
increase their confidence.
Prizes include gift certifi-
cates and studio recording
time. Visit jaxpubliclibrary.
Teen Court
Nassau County Teen Court
will be held June 25 at the
Nassau County Judicial
Annex, 76347 Veterans Way in
Yulee. Sessions begin at 6 p.m.
Students ages 11-18 are
invited to participate. Those
wishing to be on the volunteer
jury or act as attorneys, court
clerks and bailiffs can sign upt
through their school guidance
offices or by attending court
and signing up then. To partic-
ipate as an attorney, see
Coordinator Charles Griffin,
who assigns the rotating posi-
tions. Volunteers need to
arrive between 5:30 and 6 p.m.
For information call Griffin
at 548-4600.
Choral concert
The inaugural performance
of the Freedom Choral Group
of the Boys & Girls Clubs of
Nassau County takes place at
5 p.m. June 28 at the Miller
Boys and Girls Club, 942259
Old Nassauville Road. This
concert is free and open to the
public. For information con-
tact Director Jamie Thompson
*at 261-1075.

Home Education Resour-
ces & Information (HERD is
hosting the 2013 Curriculum
Convention at the Prime F
Osborn Convention Center in
Jacksonville June 28-29 from 9
a.m.-6 p.m. This event is open
to all and will offer workshops
on homeschooling for the new
homeschooler and veteran.
SHERI is a nonprofit organiza-
tion located on theiwest side
of Jacksonville and serving
Northeast Florida.
Early registration for non-
HERI members is $32 (per
family) or $42 at the door.
Visit www.homeschool-life.
public.cfmn?memberid=1083 or
Timucuan Indians
They lived here for 10,000
years. Come learn about the
first inhabitants of the Talbot
Islands, the Timucuan. Join a
Park Ranger to hear stories of
their daily lives, epic battles
and cultural traditions on July
6 at 2 p.m. at the Ribault Club
on Fort George Island
Cultural State Park. No reser-
vations are necessary and the
program is free.
For additional information
contact the Talbot Islands
Ranger Station at (904) 251-
2320. For more information
about Florida State Parks, visit
Family show
For its annual summer fam-
ily show, the Alhambra
Theatre & Dining presents
"Joseph and the Amazing
Technicolor Dream Coat."
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 arecontinually
The show runs through
Aug. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

through Sunday Doors open
at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is
served until 7 p.m. Matinees
on Saturday are at 1:15 p.m.
Doors open at 11 a.m. and
brunch starts at 11:15 a.m.
Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m.
Doors open at noon and the
:meal start at 12:15 p.m.
Family pricing is $140 for
four tickets. Regular pricing
starts at $46 for adults. Price
includes dinner, show and
parking. Call (904) 641-1212 or

Blues Fest gives instruments to FBHS

In an effort to give local young musicians the
opportunity to develop their talents, the Amelia
Island Blues Festival Committee recently asked
band instructor Johnny Robinson for a wish list of
instruments for use by band members.
On June 5, the group delivered on their promise
with three donations to the band's music closet.
The group delivered a brand new Allora AAI'R -

101 Series Student Bb Trumpet (Lacquer), valued
at over $300, a brand new Yamaha YMP-204M
Series Marching F Mellophone, valued at over
$1,200, and a used Ludwig Rocker 2-Series Drum
Kit, valued at more than $500, and previously
owned by local blues drummer Jeff Malone, presi-
dent of the AIBE
The third annual Amelia Island Blues Festival is

scheduled for Sept. 13 and 14 and will move from
Main Beach to Centre Street on Friday night and
the Fernandina Harbor Marina on Saturday. Those
attending the festival are encouraged to bring an .
old or new instrument for donation to any of
Nassau's local schools and/or a canned food item
for donation to the Barnabas Food Bank. Visit to learn more.


Boy Scouts line up to enter Starlab, a portable planetarium, during their day camp, above left. A view from
inside the lab, above right.

Science First brings stars to over, WOO students

Nancy Bell, president of
Science First, a manufacturer
of portable planetarium's,* sci-
ence education equipment and
environmental sampling
equipment located in Yulee, is
proud to announce that her
company has hit the thousand-
"Since January we have

brought our exciting portable
planetarium show to over
1,000 students in Nassau and
Duval counties, free of charge.
Our sales team, comprised of
Nassau County residents
Helmut Albrecht, Kylie
Francke, Frances Darling and
Nathaniel Bell, has done their
best to bring the stars clown to

earth," she says.
Events include: Wild
Amelia stargazing event (in
which 400 students partici-
pated); JAX4kids (200);
Jacksonville Science Festival
(200); River City Science
Academy (100); Wild Amelia,
May 18 (200); Boy Scouts Day
Camp (50) and Nassau County

Library System (60).
The Starlab, the world's
first portable planetarium,
remains one of the best ways
to reach the stars without leav-
ing the school. It is made in
the company's Yulee facility
and shipped to schools, sci-
ence centers and planetariums
throughout the world.


The first Callahan Middle School Choral Camp was a great success. Choral Director Mary Ann Salis put them
through their paces learning how to breathe better to support singing, vowel and consonant articulation and the-
ater etiquette. The students had a super time rehearsing their '50's style concert and treating their audience to
ice cream floats. Special thanks to CMS Principal Ellen Ryan for her support. Allyn Graves, director of NCSB
Food Services, along with Rosemary Everett, provided lunch for the chorus. The chorus also wishes to thank
Paul Schwend and Brandies Ace Hardware, who donated funds to help defray some of the camp costs. The CMS
Rambler Chorus is ready to start the new school year in August and wishes all a safe and wonderful summer


Boys & Girls Clubs of
Nassau County take pleasdre'e
in naming two', remArkable
youngsters as Youths of the
Month for May: Caleb
Racquer and Daphne Reid.
Caleb Racquer is ini many
ways typical of the youngsters
who join
Boys & Girls
Clubs and
find it a rein-
forcement of
what they are .
taught at
home. _" __'
An honor Racquer
roll student ___
in fifth grade
at Emma Love Hardee
Elementary School, member-
ship at the Roberts Club
relieves his grandparents of
concern for Caleb and his two
siblings after school, as well
as reassuring his dad that
positive influences are part of
their lifes away from home.
Caleb has found that the
Club Start Smart program
opened his eyes to the impor-
tance of making good choices
in life and of standing up for
what he believes is right. At
age 11, Caleb plays on a Pop
Warner team and thinks play-
ing pro baseball would be
great. But he is motivated to
excel in school, attend college
and perhaps find a career in
Naval Aviation. Caleb seems
sure to succeed wherever his
future path leads.
Daphne Reid is a young-
ster who is both enthusiastic
about and skilled in sports,
academics and relationships.
At age 11 and in sixth grade at
Yulee Middle School, she
excels in
playing soc- "L'
cer and soft- ,
on her A/B .
Honor Roll
Daphne Reid
helps other _______
students by
tutoring in Project Learn at
her school and by serving as
a role model in Miller Club
activities such as Performing
Arts and S.M.A.R.T Girls. She
also volunteers for communi-
ty events sponsored by her
Daphne exemplifies all
that is best in a student ath-
lete. She has formed a plan
for the future that involves
enlisting in the military on the
path to becoming a medical
professional in military serv-
ice. With her demonstrated
determination to excel at
whatever she undertakes,
Daphne's future looks

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Members of the Amelia Island Blues Festival Committee met with band instructor Johnny Robinson at Fernandina Beach High School June 5 to
present him with instruments for his band students. Above, from left, are Jim Hurley, Mike Zaffaroni, Jeff Malone, Johnny Robinson, Tom
Keenan and Jimmy Weinsier.

FRI J, v\l 21. 21)13 LEISURE New's-Leader


Step by Step Learning Centers I and 11 (olr'r
camp programs for all ages including tutorinllg.
reading progialns, hflag football, soccer ,-hot,
music and dance, arts anld crafts, scj(ience
experiments, exercise class and board game(,-.
Field trips include full, movies and e(dIcaliOiilMI
destinations. Breakfast, lunch and snack
included. Hours are 9 p.m. ChildrcnI
may be dropped off earlier. Both schools also
are enrolling VPK for the 2013-14 school a(-a
Bring proof of age and residency. Call Center 1
at 277-8700 and Center 2 at 261-6030.
Tree House
Tree House Academy, 2120 Will Harde(-
Road, Fernandina, offers a summer enrich-
ment program based on the state approved
curriculum, Beyond Centers & Circle Tinme
and the book Amelia A to Z. The summer will
be spent exploring Amelia Island. Children
must be five or older and graduates o fl VPK,
kindergarten, first or second grade. Hours are
6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Mondlay-Fri(lday. Tuition is
$130 per week and includes breakfast, lunch,
snack and most field trips. Reservation fee is
$60 for one child/$75 per family. The academy
also is accepting VPK enrollment for the 20113-
14 school year. Call 432-7078. Visit www.tha-
Coop camp
The Amelia Island Parent Co-Operative
Preschool, 5040 First Coast Hwy., is offering
six one-week summer camps through July 19
for ages 3-5. 1, ih..--, are Lets Get Physical,
Fairy Princess & Superhero Training Camp,
Heading for the Wild, Wild West, Little Space
Travelers, Natural Wonders Week and Under
the Sea. Times are 9 a.m.-i p.m. (call about
extended care until 3 p.m.). Part-time (3
days/week) is $65 and full-time is $95 (5
days/week). Call 261-1161 or go to
Kenya Sing& Dance
'I-Can' Academy presents "Kenya Sing &

atce(: Discovering th(e culture ol fiast Alrica"
hlr-OUlj July 19. Students ag s 4 to II will
iilg', daicc-, do arl;t and crallts, gm s', 1m k('
('cOstIIu s anld ( uilms, as \"' ell as l, I/ari to sp Ik
Sv.ahili and discover important facits d trivia
alb)ut Knya. Camp utlns frIom 8 a.m. to 1).111.
Ilr(akfasl and lunch served for youths It) to
ic 18. Please call Nanette S. Autry at 3 10-
5-103 or )O'Neal Memorial Baptist ChulrchI at
(904) 849-1194 for additional information.
Camp Explore
lFlrnandina Beach ( I h Academy at
First Bap)tist Church onil South Flighth Street
(ofIle's sunmlmler camps. Hours are 9 a.m. to
noon 1n(nUless otherwise noted. Milninmum 20
camperIs. Fee per cam) is $100 and includes T-
shirllt. Lunch provided. Visit or contact
Shannon Hogt(ue at
shanii non.
SF. Camp ExploIre, June 24-28, is lor upcom-
ing third to upcoming fifth grade.j r. Fiesta
Spanish Camp, June 24-28, is for upcoming
kindergarten to upcoming second grade. Sr.
Fiesta Spanish Camp, June 24-28, 12:30- 3:310
p.mi., is foIr upcomiilg third to upcomin: sixth
Boys & Girls Clubs
Boys & Girls Clubs in Nassau Coutllty will
offe('r Sum meir Camiip p)rog:rals throughh July
26 for ages 6-18, with an emphasis on partici-
pation, fun and exposure to a rangc of activi-
ties and field trips. In addition, the "Read
Across" program sends a clear message that
reading is important and fun. The staff to
member ratio is 1:20. Discounts available for
multiple children. Camp concludes with a clos-
ing celebration. Contact the Miller Boys &
Girls Club in Nassauville at 261-1075. For the
Roberts Learninlg & Achievement Center in
Fernandina, call 491-9102.
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens,
829 Riversidle Ave., Jacksonville, is hosting
Camp Cummer. Participants will print, draw,

paint, work with clay and learn new ways to
think and talk about art in the galleries and
Cunlmer Gardens. Additional time in Art
Connccthions is included. Projects are age-spe-
cific. Camp is for children entering grades 1
through 6 and is Monday through Friday, 9
a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with six one-week sessions,
through July 22. Fee is $180 for members and
$200 non-members. Extended care available.
Call (904) 355-0630.
Gymnastics camps
IFantastic Gymnastic Summer Camps are
June 24-27 and July 23-26 from 9 a.m.rn-noon.
l)iscount offered for both camps. Fee is $85
for registered gymnast or $95 non-registered.
Ages 4 and up. The Fantastic All-Star
C. 11-' I-, ,i;, 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 Fantastic
., ,, -, om or visit I i *,.I[ , .
Cummer car camp
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens,
829 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, will host an
afternoon of art for students ages 7 to 13 on
June 29 from 1-3 p.m. Fee is $25 for members
and $.30) for non-members. Instructor Mike
Vial'Ora will help students create car designs
usinIg watercolor, tempera paint and colored
pencils. Each student will make at least two
works of art. All supplies are included.
Participants can gain inspiration for their
car designs by touring the exhibit Future
Retro: The Great Age of the American
Automobile, on view through Sept. 8, from the
collection of Jean S. and Frederick A. Sharf in
, .,II it ii.,,,, with the Museum of Fine Arts,
Boston. The drawings showcase the beauty
and ingeCnuity of American automotive design
during the decades following World War II, a
landmark period in car styling. Featured along
with these two-dimensional works are classic
automobiles, organized by Bill Warner,
founder and chairman of Amelia Islaind
Concours d'Elegance. For information or to
register call (904) 355-0630.

Kinderstudios is offering art/tellCtll/
music camps from 9 a.m.-3 ).m.111. Julvy 1-5, Willy
Wonka July 8-12, Matil(da; iJuIly 13-19, TanglcLd:
and July 22-26. Mama Mia. Each weck coni-
eludes with a per formance Friday ,t 2:'31 ).i.i
Camps are split into three classes by age, ,limit
15 per class. Fee is $150 per wek$500t) f or all
four weeks, with 20 percent discount for sib-
lings. Must bring lunch and( extra wat(r. Visit
the studio at 1897 Island Walk Way 11 to pick
up registration forms. Call 415-0954.
Artmini camp
The Island Art Association will oflf r Mini
Art Camp for ages 4 and up, July 8, 10 )a.m.-
12:30 p.m. Bring a bag lunch and get rcady lIor
some creative fun.
To reserve a place call the IAA gallery atl
261-7020. The gallery is located at 18 N.
Second St., Fernandina Beach.
4-H camps
4-H camps offered by the UF/IFAS Nassau
County Extension Service include an
overnight camp1 in Madison, July 15-19 flor
ages 8-13 where learning oppolrtLunities are
related to a topics like: nature, science, shoot-
ing 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
robotics camp using the Gear Tlch l 21
Robotics program for ages 11-15.
Dates and registration information are at or call the UF/IFAS
Extension office at (904) 879-1019.
Summer programs
Early Impressions, behind Verizon in
Yulee, offers weekly summer programs; arts
and karate camps; dance, cheer, jazz, and hip
hop camps. A Princess Party is scheduled, a
Potluck in the Park, a Karate Showcase, dallce
recital, two graduations and more. Visit for details, call
432-7146 or visit 464073 SR 200, Unit 14.



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
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 II" Yulee
Sports Complex at 11 a.m.
Week 5:
Cherokee Native American
Culture Show
Monday, July 15: Callahan
Northeast Florida
Fairgrounds, Multipurpose
Building aIt 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 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17:
Southside 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 a.m.; Hilliard
Branch Library at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, July 23:
Bryceville Branch Library at
2 p.m.
Wednesday, July 24:
Southside Elementary School
Cafetorium at 11 a.m. and 2
Thursday, July 25: Yulee
Sports Complex at 11 a.m.
For information contact
your local library branch or
e-mail Youth Librarian
Michell e Fordle at mforde@ Visit
www. naissarLreads.coln).

For Tickets Call 904-430-3473,

Visit Red Otter Outfitters of Fenmandina Beach
(1012 Atlantic Ave Fernandina Beach)

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FRIDAY. JUNE 21.2013

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

100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 204 Work Wanted 403 Finanaal-Home/Property 606 Photo Equipment & Sales 619 Business Equipment 800 REAL ESTATE 813 Investment Property 858 Condos-Unfurnished
101 Card of Thanks 205 Live-in Help 404 Money To Loan 607 Antiques-Collectibles 620 Coal-Wood-Fuel 801 Wanted to Buy or Rent 814 West Nassau County 859 Homes-Furnished
102 Lost & Found 206 Child Care 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 Produce 621 Garden/Lawn Equipment 802 Mobile Homes 815 Kingsland/St. Marys 860 Homes-Unfurnished
103 In Memoriam 207 Business Opportunity 501 Equipment 609 Appliances 622 Plants/Seeds/Fertilizer 803 Mobile Home Lots 816 C ,T,C.Zr, C.:.unf, a61 '.. 5CaloncF 3i3
104 Personals 300 EDUCATION 502 Livestock & Supplies 610 AirConditioners/Heaters 623 Swap/Trade 804 Amelia Island Homes 817 ('rrer ,-_ B- c -2 1,, 3,1- fst
105 Public Notice 301 Schools & Instruction 503 Pets/Supplies 611 Home Furnishings 624 Wanted to Buy 805 Beaches 850 RENTALS 863 Office
106 Happy Card 302 Diet/Exercise 504 Services 612 Muscial Instruments 625 Free Items 806 Waterfront 851 Roommate Wanted 864 Commercial/Retail
107 Special Occasion 303 Hobbies/Crafts 600 MERCHANDISE 613 Television-Radio-Stereo 700 RECREATION 807 Condominimus 852 "1..l:.l- H,.,T,e TRANSPORTATION
108 Gift Shops 305 Tutoring 601 Garage Sales 614 Jewelry/Watches 701 Boats &Trailers 808 OFf cT-lar,,--.,1l- 853 l.-.r,,i-. -,,,e .I orT 901 ,j-..Ri I
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Lessons/Ciasses 602 Articles for Sale 615 Building Materials 702 Boat Supplies/Dockage 809 tL.:.1 854 9-.-,: ;_ Tru..i
201 Help Wanted 400 FINANCIAL 603 Miscellaneous 616 Storage/Warehouses 703 Sports Equipment Sales 810 Farms & Acreage 855 *p rir-,nnu -Furrih.,-d 90 Vans
202 Sales-Business 401 Mortgage Bought/Sold 604 Bicycles 617 Machinery-Tools-Equip. 704 Recreation Vehicles 811 1.--c.,T-,'.:. -ar i 856 A4,:,T,,r--.u,-rurr,. ,1i- Motorcycles
203 Hotel/Restaurant 402 Stocks & Bonds 605 Computers-Supplies 618 Auctions 705 *.:.-m '.t,;& Supplies 8l1 -,i._-r-, F.,-r,,-;. 857 ',,-...-i..,-nir.ed ',5 :o-.T..:,ai


102 Lost & Found |
w/black tether. Found Wednesday
morning on Atlantic Ave. in Fernandina
Beach. Please call (678)491-4131.
yrs old, very friendly. Missing June 11
'i n the 17 N, Rayonier & Parker Rd area.
Please call or text 572-6341 or 762-
3266. He is VERY MISSED!
SIf You Have Lost Your Pet please
check the Nassau Humane Society
facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next
Sto the airport (904)321-1647 & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
License Rd. in Yule next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440.
black stripes. Between Karen Walk and
Nassauville Rd. Male, neutered.
"Tigger'". Leave msg 491-6623.

105 Public Notice

Herein is subject to the Federal
Fair Housing Act, which makes it
illegal to advertise any
preference, 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
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-

201 Help Wanted
per hour. Applications available at
Ranger Station, (904)277-7274.
associate rep
[immed FT/PT openings,..
customer sales/svc, will train,
S conditions apply, all ages 17+,
Call ASAP! 904-900-4573
MEDICAL PRACTICE is looking for
experienced nurse and experienced
front office receptionist. Please send
resume to: P.O. Box 16363, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32035.
Experience, driver's license, &
transportation a must. Apply in
person, 850843 US 17 South, Yulee.
REALTOR ASST. Sr. or high school
graduate. P/T. Social networking,
photography, mailings. Pay negotiable.
Send resume:
or call (904)753-0256
SDRIVERS $1,000 Sign-On Bonus!
Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great
Miles on this Regional Account. Werner
Enterprises: 1-888-567-311

201 Help Wanted I 201 Help Wanted I

a 1
dishwasher. Starting pay is $8/hr.
Please call Charlotte at the Parkway
Grille at (904)277-6614.
NEEDED- 5yrs or more experience
required. References required. Must be
hardworking and motivated to do
quality work. PT position available with
the potential of becoming FT. If any
questions E-mail Apply in
person at 1120 S. 8th St.
FERNANDINA is looking for a
mature, loving and caring individual to
work in the Church Nursery. Applicants
must bo 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.
for local trailer spotting company.
Must have clean MVR, Top pay and
benefits. Go to our website at and fill out an
online application or call (678)771-
St. Marys UMC. Part-time director of
music ministry. This person would
lead/oversee the Chancel choir, praise
team and children's choir Wednesday
evening/Sunday morning position,
additional days or times as needed.
Please email cover letter and resume
to Patty Brandon, SPRC, chairperson at
paced animal clinic in Nassau County in
need of Veterinary Technician.
Experience in this field is required.
Send resume to
complete rentals Heat/Air, Electricity,
Plumbing call 468-363-1066 email
for Part-time help. Hours 7:30-5:00
weekends and possibly 1-2 weekdays.
If interested, please reply to:
has the following positions available:
Housekeeping days/nights. Temporary
security position. Apply within, 2707
Sadler Rd. No phone calls.
Full-time position with Florida House of
Representatives in local 'Fernandina
Beach district office. Responsible for
maintaining media relationships,
maintaining mail/email database lists,
and coordinating all official
communications. Perform various
admin. & office management duties:
maintain office calendars, arrange
appointments; process travel pln'"
receive/screen, all incoming, tIll.
visitors; process incoming mail;
compose & prepare routine reports;
maintain office files; manage district
office expense account and prepare
related reports. Must have strong
communication skills with especially
strong writing ability. Must be highly
proficient with MS Word, Excel and
Outlook as well as web-based
newsletter and social media
applications. Salary $26,460 annually
with excellent employee benefits. Send
resume by July 5 to Jim Adams, 905
South 8th St., Fernandina Beach, FL
32034 or to No
phone calls please.
Helping Seniors with their
independence and giving family
members a helping hand. Many
services available, rates vary and
references available upon request. Call
Sandy 631-7917.

cabinet shop. Must have 3-5 years of
cabinet spray exp. Custom color match
and glaze exp. needed. FT w/benefits.
Pay based on exp. Drug Free
workplace. Apply in person only. No
phone calls please. Mooney's Custom
Woodworks, 1854 S 8th Street.
construction and repair. Driver's
license required. (904)225-9972
Housekeepers Great Pay and
flexible schedules. (904)261-9444
EXPERIENCED Electrician and also
an A/C Installer Energetic, honest,
& drug free. Must have a valid drivers
license. Apply in person at 717 S. 8th
St., 8am-Spm Mon-Fri.
seeking experienced real estate
paralegal/closing agent for full time
position. A minimum of 3 years of
experience working with a title
company or law firm handling real
estate, closings. Competitive wages and
benefits. Resumes accepted by email
only to closingjobl(ogmail cow
Earn $$$ Helping MDsl Process
medical claims from home. Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
1(877)FTC-HELP. A message from the
News-Leader and the FTC.
OFFICES hiring for multiple part-time
positions. Hours are 20-28.50 per week.
Days worked will vary Monday thru
Saturday. Hours of operation are 8:30 to
6:30 daily. Wages $9-$11/hr depending
on qualifications and experience. Please
email your res- ume to or fax to
(904)261-4971. No phone calls please.
fine dining establishment. Must have
experience and knowledge of, Aloha,
Word & Excel. Position for experienced
dishwasher also needed. Call (904)310-
6049 for appt & interview.
CARE Timbercreek. Fun learning
environment. All ages welcomed. Call
CLEANING 38 years experience.
Home Preservation/ Pressure Washing.
Licensed & Bonded.
Call Deb (904)759-3897
custom landscape install company. Need
at least 2 years experience & knowledge
of Florida plant material. Must have a
valid Florida Drivers License. Please call
James (904)887-8266
Payroll Bookkeeping
STax Preparation Advice
1016 S. 14th St.,
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503 Pets/Supplies

old Black Lab, needs room to run, very
friendly. (904)557-1065

601 Garage Sales
GARAGE SALE Fri. 6/21 & Sat 6/22,
8am-lpm. 1376 Harrison Point Tr., FB.
Trencher, mower, wheelbarrow, kitchen
items, pet carrier, cartop carrier &

TOMORROW, SAT 6/22 7:30am-
12pm, 1662 Field St in Amelia Park,
cookbooks, lawn furniture, tools,
silver plate, linens, books, kitchen
items, headboard, rocking chairs,
garden items, porch swing and more.
12-5 and Saturday 9-5 129 South
17th St., Fernandina. Furniture:
Dressers, Book Shelves and Books,
Small Dining Room Table, Kitchenware
and morel A,
1440 SCOTT ROAD Indoor Living-
room Garage-less Multi-Family Sale.
Air Conditioned comfort with lots of
Great items, Priced to Sell! Saturday,
June 22nd, 8am to 1pm. Also. on June
29th, 8am to 1pm.
1912 SUNRISE DR. Sat. 6/22, 8am-
2pm. Books 10/$1, grills, ladders,
windsurfing boards & equip., old camera
equip., large/tall birdhouse, electric lift-
chair recliner, yard tools, bicycles, & 10"
radial saw. No eariy birds.
ESTATE SALE 3997 First Ave, near
the City Golf course. Fri June 21st and
22nd from 9:00 2:00 rain or shine.
This is a small sale with furniture
items, no small items. Queen size
bedroom set, full size bed, 2 twin beds,
sleeper sofa, love seat, coffee & 2 end
tables set, white farm style dinette set,
entertainment center,.2 lamps. Prices
are negotiable. All items must go!
Info, photos and map go to
1912 SUNRISE DR. Sat. 6/22, 8am-
2pm. BoSks 10/$1, grills, ladders,
windsurfing boards & equip., old camera
equip., large/tall birdhouse, electric lift-
chair recliner, yard tools, bicycles, & 10"
radial saw. No early birds.
Lakes Subd. Fri. 6/21 & Sat. 6/22,
8am-? Two riding lawn mowers, lawn
edger, wheels, & tires, electric
wheelchair,' ent. center, handmade
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Illness canceled previous sale. 1544
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6/21 from 8am-12 noon.
ESTATE SALE AAAA Storage, 1830
S. 8th St, Thurs, Fri & Sat, June 20th,
21st and 22nd, 9:00-4:00 each day.
Units are on the second floor, with an
elevator available. Numbers to enter
the sale at 8:30 am Thurs at the front
double doors. Please bring helpers if
buying furniture. This is part 2 of a sale
we did a number of weeks ago. Many
items greatly reduced, many starting
at 50% off. Secretary, comer shelf,
book shelf, cedar chest, curio,
glassware & collectibles, Vista Alegre
Angels, military helmets, vintage Fisher
Price including lots of "Little People" &
misc animals & accessories for Fisher
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slicer, many dolls & cookie jars, Royal
Copenhagen plates, Johnson Bros
Friendly Village plates, Beatrix Potter
items, pictures, books, records,
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photos and map go to
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S 601 Garage Sales I
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8am-2pm. 2129 Sapelo Ct., Fern. Bch.
Vacuum, lamps, boy's clothes, bed
frame, Craftsman tool box, power
tools, hand tools, round solid oak table
w/leaf & 4 chairs.
and all. Something for every one! Don't
miss out. Wed. through Sat., 11am-
4pm. 217 S. 9th St.

1602 Articles for Sale
Works great. $80. (904)310-5454

S 603 Miscellaneous
Girths, carrying bag, $400. Size 7 Deer
riding boots and carrying bag. (904)

1611 Home Furnishings]
Bed full size, night stand, dresser, 2
mirrors, chest. $500 firm. Call (904)

617 Machinery
Tools & Equip.
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701 Boats & Trailers
2002 YAMAHA GP800R jet ski with
dual trailer. $2,000/OB0 (904) 504-7674.

802 Mobile Homes
MOBILE HOME For Sale. 1979
Skyline, 12x61, 2BR/1BA, very good
condition. Have title & ready to move.
$4,000. (904)583-4459
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 Homes
HOUSE FOR SALE 707 So. Fletcher
Ave., Fernandina Beach, FL. For more
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* Ocean Park, 3BR/2BA Furnished with
1-car garage, available monthly or long
term $2,200 with utilities included.
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Across the street from the beach. All
util, wi-fi,TV & phone.
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next to Peacock Electric $12/sq. ft +
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851 Roommate Wanted
2BR/1BA HOUSE by the beach.
Non-smoker only. $400/mo. + 1/2 of
electric + 1/2 cable & internet. Water &
sewage included. Call (717)201-3106.

S 852 Mobile Homes
fenced back yd. $850/mo + $850 dep.
Email oQletree.tammv or
call 478-363-1066.1
ON ISLAND Furnished 1&2/BR
apartments and/or mobile homes,
includes basic utilities $225wk/ $895
mo+dep. For details 261-5034.
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WiFI included. (904)225-5577.

RV to live on a campground for $425/
mo. All utilities included. Ask about
senior citizen special. (904)225-5577.
YULEE 3BR/1.5BA SW. $650/mo. Water
Inc. Small dog or service animals only. Also,
2BR/1BA, $500/mo. Call (904)501-5999.
YULEE 3BR/1.5BA SW. $650/mo. Water
inc. Small dog or service animals only. Also,
2BR/1BA, $500/mo. Call (904)501-5999.

855 Apartments

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

APARTMENT located in prime
downtown location. Washer, dryer,
utilities, satellite television and internet
included. $1,700/mo. Located next to
the Hampton Inn downtown
Fernandina. For more info call Bob
Ramshaw at (904)491-4911 ext. 2106.

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Turnkeyw/hood, walk-in
cooler & drive thru.

* RETAIL at Gateway
1170 SF $1,300 mo

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

* Warehouse Office
combo 800 SF $750 inci
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 us for
your commercial
real estate needs to
buy, sell or lease.

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

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

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

MLS# 59272



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

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Gorgeous 3BR/3BA condo located on the 5th floor
of Ocean Place, Fabulously furnished and decorat-
ed, Condo is in pristine condition and available to
you as an awe-inspiring primary residence, second
home or investment property.
MLS# 59813 $890,000

856 Apartments
renovated, quite neighborhood, service
animals only. $700/dep, $775/mo.
References, year lease. 1229 N.
Fletcher Ave., downstairs.
AMELIA LAKES 1BR/1BA upstairs. W/D
hookup, lots of amenities. $700/mo. +
deposit (WAC). Call (904) 677-0232.
AMELIA LAKES 1BR/1BA apt. $750/
mo. + utilities. Call (904)610-2826.
858 Condos-Unfurnished

FSBO Luxury ground floor 2BR/2BA,
1-car garage condo In gated Cottages
of Stoney Creek. Pool. Large rooms.
$135,000. (904)710-3717
1860 Homes-Unfurnished
schools and beach w/fenced backyard,
fireplace and 2-car garage. $t200/mo. +
dep. 1605 Broome St. Call (386) 365-3662.
4BR/2BA 2000 sf home on canal In
Nassau Lakes. FP, Ig fenced back yd,
covered patio. SS apple's. No smoking.
$1400/mo+$10dep. (904)742-1352
87585 ROSES BLUFF RD Yulee.
2BR/1BA, W/D, CH&A. $750/mo plus
$500 Dep. References required. Service
animals only. Call (904) 583-0180.
corn for the most recent information
on Long Term Rentals. Updated Dally.
Chaplin Williams Rentals, The Area's
Premier Rental Company
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
ON ISLAND 2BR/2BA duplex flat.
CH&A. W/D. Water, trash & lawn care
included. $850/mo. + security deposit.
Call (407)340-6340.

includes ALL. Only add cable. Close to
beach, shops, etc. BR, LR, eat-in kitchen,
full bath, backyard, private entrance &
driveway. Call 631-617-7693.

1861 Vacation Rentals
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.
BEACH HOUSE Avail. 7/15 and/or all
of Aug. & Sept. (2 week min.).
Furnished, 3BR/2BA, CH&A. $800/week.
(904)577-8686 or (904)277-4287

S863 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 (904)753-4179.

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

1 866 Wanted to Rent
pets seeks quiet 2BR/2BA or 1BR/1BA
on or near beach. (360)223-0131-

S 901 Automobiles
32K miles, V-8, all options, pearl white.
$30,000. Please call (904)624-0050.
2006 FORD 500 4 door 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

S2011 HD TRIKE Black, 3000 miles,
$3000 in chrome, trim,. upgrades (receipts
available). $33,500. Call (904) 491-4185.

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Elite 3-4br/4ba homes overlooking the ocean, with
ten-foot ceilings and large covered wraparound
balconies for the ultimate in luxury oceanfront liv-
ing. Grand open and spacious floor plans.
Prices start at 1.325.000

Gorgeous Villa! Large screened porch, spacious
great room with gas fireplace, elevator and over-
sized one car garage! Fabulous kitchen offers stain-
less steel appliances, granite countertops and high
ceilings!! A must see!
MLS# 59601 $329,000

Offers private single-family homes inside a gated
Mediterranean-style comr-munity This unique comruni-
ty allows owners to pick their own home site, then
select their floor plan and elevation for the builder,
Emrrrald Homes, to create their dream home.

Beautiful penthouse unit. Large balcony. Gorgeous
expansive ocean views. Fabulous location, onsight
management. Game room. Wonderful rental or sec-
ond home.



Summer Beach is our address, not our boundary!

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