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Above, a 1732 Herman Moll map of the.West hidies and Caribbean. Below, Ponce de Leon.

Viva Florida 500

to be celebrated

Amhelia Island Museum of History
his year we celebrate the
S500th anniversary of Juan
T Ponce de Leon's arrival
Th *.n Florida, in 1513. .
uThongh it is likely Ponce dA Leon
was not the first EmUI opt-an to reach
the shores of Floi ida, hi, voyage
was the first to be well document-
cdl. and is i,.sptnsibkh for giving La
Florida its name.
Contrary to popular mvythi, it was
riot the Ibfountain of youth thai
brought Ponce de Le-on to Florida,
but a royal contract which offered
to make him governor for life of any
. lands he discovered. Ponce de Leon
had served as provincialgovernor
of Puerto Rico. before he was
Forced out of power by his rival
Diego Col6n. the illegitimate son of
Christopher Columbus. King
Ferdinand II of-Aragon hopedto
reward Ponce de Leon for his'
. service to the crown, while at the
same time preventing Col6n from
Gaining further influence in the
New World. ..'
Ponce De [:on funded the expe-
Sdition himself, outfitting three ships
ahd bringing with him 200 men.
)Departing from Puerto Rico on
March 4 of 1513, he reached the
east coast of Florida in earlyApril,
landing somewhere between pres-
ent-day St Augustine and
Melbourne Beach. After a few days
on land, Ponce De Leon's ships
headed south and ran into the Gulf
Stream Passing through the
Florida Keys, the expedition
Reached Florida's west coast on
SRelations quickly soured with
the Native Americans they encoun-
i6red there, and skirmishes broke
out between the two groups. It is
reported that at leastone of the
natives tli'y met already spoke
Spanish The Spaniardstook several
captives, arnd ,ent on to explore the
Dry Tortugas and Grand Bahama in
the summer of 1513. From here
:Ponce De Leon"turned back toward
Hispaniola, returning to Puerto
Rico in October after an eight-
month expedition. ,
Vi\a Florida 500 is a state-.
.wide initiative to 'commemorate
Ponce de Leon's arrival and to cele-
Sbrate tlie last500yearsof people,
culture and achievements in the
state ofFlorida.
SFernandina will hold its own cel-
ebration oi Sept. 27-28. The week-

.end's festivities begin on Friday,
Sept. 27, at the Amelia Island
Museum of History, with a lecture
by special guest J. Michael Francis.
Francis will deliver a presentation
entitled "Murder and Martyrdom in
Spanish Florida: Don Juan and the
Gualc Uprising of" 1597." which will
be followed by the opening of the
museum's brand ne% Viva Florida
exhibit. This'event is free and open.
to, rhl public
Satiui-ay, SepT 28 will be a day
full of fun family-renrdlyv activities at
the Plaza San Carlos in Old Town.
The event will be held from 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m., and will include a repre-
Ssentatibn of a Spanish peonia (a typ-
ical plot of land in accordance with
the law of the Indies), complete
with live animals. There will be food
vendors selling Spanish cuisine and
live music, al9ng with docent-led
Town gate tours running from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. Parking will be avail-
able at-the Dee Dee Bartels Boat
Ramp on 14th Street, with a shuttle
*.to Old Town provided by Amelia
Island Trolleys. '
Fernandina's celebration of Viva
Florida 500 will continue in October
as the Amelia Island Museum of
History pri events "'Talking Dirt The
Many Voices of Florida

.Archaeology" a series of three,
one-hour lectures on archaeology
and Florida history. The series
kicks' ff on'Oct, 12, with a presen-
tation entitled "Exploring Ancient,
Florida" by Rachel Wentz, followed
on Oct 19 with a lecture on "Native
American Medicinal Plants" by
Michelle Williamsand concluding
with Sarah Miller presenting "Grit
Tempered II: Famous Women in
Florida Archaeology" on Oct. 26.
The series will be held at the Peck
Center, in the Willie Mae Ashley,
Gray Edenfield is Education
Director of the Amelia Island
Museum of History

Low bid for

new library:

$1.38 million

The city has received nine bids for
renovation of the Fernandina Beach
branch of the Nassau County Library
System at 25 N. Fourth St. Deadline
for bids was Aug. 23.
According to bid documentation
available on the city website, the bid is
to include labor, materials and equip-
ment for demolition, renovations, addi-
tions, HVAC, a fire sprinkler system
' and related site work.
The lowest bid was from Marand
Builders of Atlantic Beach, with a base
bid of $1.38 million and a total bid of
$1.46 million with additional alterna-
Additional alternatives to the proj-
ect include a technology area in the

Current courtyard area; six large win-
dows on the east side of the existing
building; and demolition and replace-
ment of the river rock sidewalks.
The city has committed $600,000
from its Forward Fernandina loan, of
which about $460,000 remains. The
county has said it will commit
$600,000, and the Friends of the
Library has projected it will raise and
contribute at least $400,000 to the con-
struction, and hundreds of thousands
more to furnishing the expanded build-
VR.L Architects was hired by the
city'in 2012 to design the renovation
and expansion of the library; which
was-built in the late 1970s. The firm
estimated the cost of renovation and
LIBRARYContinued on 3A

Firefighter dispute

affects your wallet

How far do you live from a fire
hydrant, or a supply of water to battle
a blaze?
This information is important.
Insurance inspectors are coming
to COL.nty next month and that
is one ofl tht question, they will b:
asking. Arid if thtre isn't an adequate
supply of water nearby to douse the
flames (or in firefighter's lingo, wet
* stuff to put on the red stuff), .home-
* owners will pay more for insurance.,
"They. might even 'drop you alto-
gethier," said Danny Leeper, who is
chairman of the county commission
and the former chief of the Fernandina
Beach Fire Department.
That is a financially scary proposi-
"But it could happen," said Tom
Russo, owner of TCR Insurance i1
Fernandina Beach, 'There is always a
way to get insurance, but it will costyou
How much more?
"A lot" said, Russo. "We explain to
clients that instead of $500, the cost for

the policy is going to be $800 (annual-
t y). ,' *.
But there's !a biggerconcern.
"The real question becomes, are
Syou protected and is the house going
to burn down," said Russo..
No one wants that to happen
"Certainly not Leeper,.who served
26 years with Fernandina Beach Fire
Recuc eight of themn as chief, be'oi e
resigning to run.for his commisison
seat in 2008. '
"The primary.goal is public safe-
. ty," said Leeper. "We know 'heri e our
problems are aind we need to solve
them." '
Leeper wants the public to know
that inspectors are coming-in October
to look at how fire services are delv- ,
ered throughout the county,
But this evaluation by the Insurance
Services Office (ISO) has a broader
mission than saving money on home-
Leeper is challenging a longstand-
ing practice that allows volunteer fire
departments to operate independently
of the Nassau County's professional
FIRE Continued on 3A

Sheriff adds

another trailer

The sprawling complex of trailers
at the Nassau County Sheriff's Office
is expanding.
The,.'Marine Corps station on
Blount Island donated a dotblewide
trailer to the sheriff, and he plans to
use the 24-by 56-foot structure to hold
meetings, including a new series of
public safety classes to begin iA the fall.
"We've never had the space to han-
dle programs for large groups, and
now we can," said Sheriff Bill Leeper.
The trailer arrives as the depart-
ment plans for the construction of a
new $10 million administration build-
ing to go up near the judicial annex in
Yulee. The plan has been in discus-
sion for years, and if there is a start

date, it has not been announced.
"We still need to conduct business,
so we're glad to have the trailer for
now," said Leeper.
The sheriff is planning a range of
classes designed to promote safety,
including self-defense classes for
women and senior citizens, safety pro-
grams for gun owners and a new citi-
zens brigade. Details are expected to
:be announced soon.
For inow, the trailer needs a good
cleaning and few upgrades, including
work that will make it compliant
for people with disabilities. Thework
is expected to be complete by
Mark Davis, owner of DDI
Contracting, a government contractor
SHERIFF Continued on 3A

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,FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 NEWS News-Leader


Richard C. King Jr.
Mr. Richard C. "Rick" King, Jr., age 70, for-
merly of Fernandina Beach passed away at his
home on Wednesday: morning, September 11,
2013. Born in*Philadelphia, PA, he was the eldest
of five children born to the late Richard Charles
King and Doris Covey
Mr. King arrived here after sailing down the
East Coast in the early 2000s. He stayed in
Fernandina Beach where he became a fixture
working local eating and drinking establishments
cooking, bouncing, listening and
talking. He left here in 2007 to
be closer to his children and
grandchildren, moving to the
home of Deanna King in Long
Island, Virginia. He returned to
Fernandina Beach after the death
of Ms. King in early August, call-
ing it his paradise.
He leaves behind, his mother, Mrs. Doris
King, Philadelphia:, PA, two sons, Adam King,
PhD (Jennifer), Columbia, SC, Richard C. King
III, PhD (Joyce), Quakertown, PA, three sisters,
SueWilliames, Philadelphia, PA, Dorothy Mallon,
Philadelphia, PA, Mary Poynter, Jupiter, FL, four
grandchildren, Ayla, Avery, Juliana, Victoria and
several nieces and nephews.
Mr. King will be laid to rest off the coast of
Amelia Island. Fair winds and following seas.
Please share his life story at www:-oxley-
Oxley-Heard FuneralDirectors

Martin Space Systems Company, Mr. Parchinski
served his county by supporting the Navy's
Trident II Fleet Ballistic Missile Program as the
Senior Staff Engineer for System Integration and
Test Engineering and as the Lead for the Missile
and Shore Based 'Acceptance Test Engineering
,Group. He, started his career in Sunnyvale,
California and worked at multiple sites including
Cape Canaveral, Florida, Huntsville, Alabama
and finally, the Strategic Weapons Facility Atlantic
(SWFLANT) in Kings Bay, Georgia.
He was an adoring husband and.'extraordi-
narily devoted father. He was also an avid cyclist
Swho entered multiple century rides and races. He
was an accomplished amateur photographer and
enjoyed documenting matches and meets for the
Camden County High School tennis and. swim
teams. He loved traveling and camping with his
family aind.his dog Sally.'He attended the First
Presbyterian Church in St. Marys, GA.
He is survived by his wife, Melissa Rosengren
Parchinski and daughters Kaley Elizabeth and
Sarah Christina Parchinski, of St Marys, GA,
his parents AnthonyJ.. and Sharon E'. Parchinski,
of Amelia .Island, FL, his sister Haven C.
Parchinski of Park City, UT, his mother-in-law
Karla Compton Rosengren of Kingsland, GA, his
sisters-ifi-law Lisa Rosengren'Clark (Hubert) of
Woodbine, GA, Laura Rosengren Swindle
(Darrell) of Valdosta, GA, his brother-in-law
Matthew Rosengren (Leslie) of Stuttgart,
Germany and several aunts, uncles, nieces,
nephews, cousins and close friends.'
He was predeceased by his grandparents
George and Alberta Quinlan of Pittsfield,, MA

Derek Edward Parchinski And Anthony a
City, PA and hi
Derek Edward Parchinski, 50,'6f St Marys, Krigsland, GA
Georgia, passed away with his family by his side ._ A memorial
on Friday, September 6,2013. Presbyterian
Mr. Parchinski was born on February 17,1963 Saturday, Sept
in New London, Connecticut and was raised in A memorial
Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He is the son of name to benefit
Anthony J. and Sharon E. Parchinski of Amelia Tennis and Sv
Island, Florida He married Melissa Rosengren on ters Kaleyand
June 25, 1988 in Folkston, GA. He raised his lieu of flowers
daughters Kaley and Sarah in St. Marys, GA, DerekParchin
where he has resided since, 1987. Road, St. Mar:
SDerek graduated from Pittsfield High School 1AL
in 1981, and Florida Institute of Technologyin
,1985, with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical ]
^- 'Engineering, He also received a Masters in
Business Administration from Brenau University,
Kings Bay, Georgia in 1992. JannellM
He was a member of his high school track,. Beach, died 01o
gymnastics and cross-country ski teams. He also services will b
founded the firstUnited Way Youth Group in the Sept. 14 from 1
United States, dedicated to.raising fundsand Homes-Nassai
hosting events serving special needs children. He Eternity F
was a member of Troop #1 oftheBoy'Scouts of HarleyMi
America and became an Eagle Scout in 1981. died on Sunda
S Through 28 years of employmentat Lockheed

Kiwai (aub The meetings are held at the
-Callahan lions Club, just
The Fernandina Beach north of Callahan. For infoir
Kiwanis Club meets he first r,.'6L3-8595.... .
three Mondays of each mdrith"' Doaryd.,s
at the Fernandina Beach Golf ROtaryCubs
Club on Bill Melton Road. The-Rotary'Club of Fer-

This is a dinner meeting from
6:30-8 p.m. Contact Don
Lyons at 432-8194.

. The Fernandina Beach
SOptimist Club meets each
SWednesday from noon-1 p.m.
at the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club. Call Bernice Kelley at
261-7923 or Barb Kent at
', .. * '',, *
The Westside Optimist
Club meets the third Monday
of every month at7 p.m.
Please bring a covered dish.

nandina Beach meets each
Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-1
p.m. at the Florida House Inn
on South Third Street On
Sept. 18, Dr. Laurie Kitson
will speak about oral-dental
health issues. Call Melanie
Ferreira at 321-5675. ,
The Rotary Club of Amelia
Island Sunrise meets Fridays
from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club
on Bill Melton Road, Contact
President Christal Fish at or visit

LOO .'. f K

The Florida Marine Welcome Station welcomed
its first guests by air a family that arrived via float-'
plane from Montreal, Canada.
September 12,1963
Guards turned union workers away at Container
,Corp. of America as a lockout and peaceful standoff
began over a labor contract.
September 11, 198

A new Yulee high school could open by the fall
of 2006, said Schools Superintendent John Ruis.
September 12, 2003

na Eieanor rarcninsmi 01 IcKsOn
is father-in-law Dell'Rosengren.of
al service will be held at the First,
Church in St. Marys, GA on
member 14, at 2 pm. ,
.1 fund has been set up in Derek's.
it the Camden County High School
rim teams, in honor ofthis daugh-
I Sarah. Donations may be sent in
to: The Coastal Bank of Georgia,.
ski Memorial Fund, 2601 Osborne
ys, GA 31558. ,
prison Memorial Chapel St. Marys Ga.

ixon McBride, 79, Fernandina
n Sunday, Sept. 8,2013. Funeral
e held at 1 p.m. on Saturday,
the chapel 'of Eternity Funeral
a. .. '
funerall Homes & Cremations Nassau
rmbs, 71, Fernandina Beach,
y, Sept,8,2013.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Woman's Club

meets Oact. 2
The Woman's Club of
'rerhn'dina Beach will holil
its first meeting of fithe sea-
son on Oct. 2 at the .
Clubhouse at 20Ijean.,
Lafitte Blvd.
In recognition of Breast
Cancer Awareness Month
the program will be pre-
sented by Dr. Scot
Ackerman, medical direc-
tor of 1st Coast Oncology, a
provider of radiation thera-
py in three facilities across
Northeast Florida.
Ackerman is board cer-
tified in radiation oncology"
Sat St Vincent's Medical
Center, one of the three
radiation therapy centers. '
.The program is open to
anyone interested in learn-
ing about the latest devel-
opments in radiation thera-
py as a cancer treatment.,
This is a luncheon meeting.
SLunch is $8. Reserve by-.
S Sept. 30 by calling 261-3045
'or 261-7191 or emailing.

The New to You Resale Store is an
excellent place to recycle your household'
goods. For info, calk 90432l.233,1: ,%"
930114THST aOMT R fkiXN AKFL12034


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*Wary Special EDISAr

31 N. 2ND STREET FERNANDINA BEACH (904) 261-4749

Truck bed

no place

for pets,

For the News-Leader
SYou may see it quite often
as you're driving around
town: dogs riding in the back
of trucks. You might even
know someone who does it.
Why not? It seems so con-
venient to just load your dog
up in the back and take them
with you.
According to the Humane
Society of the United States,
100,000 dogs are killed each
year in accidents involving
riding in truck beds. In addi-
tion, veterinarians see numer-
ous cases of dogs being
injured .because they jumped
outf or were thrown from the'
bed of a pickup truck. There
arie many dangers to having
your four-legged friend lose
in the bed of a truck.
Eye, ear and
nose damage
This may not .have even
occurred to you, since dogs
have a tendency to stick their'
heads out the window of a
moving vehicle. But beingijn
the'open airtraveling at high
speedS' (whether their head
is out the window or they're
in the back of the truck) can
cause damage to the delicate
parts of their face. The
'swirling air'currents in the
bed 'of a pickup truck can
cause dirt, debris and insects
to 'become lodged in the
dog's eyes, ears'and nose.
Being ejected
We've all had to slam on
*our brakes while driving.
Now imagine slamming on
your brakes while your dog is
in the triuk bed. He's going
to get a serious jolt and could
fly right out of the bed and
into the road. If you think
securing him with a rope or
chain is any better, you're
wrong. There have been
cases where dogs were
thrown out of the back of the
truickwhile stillattached and
being dragged on the road
while the owner is driving.
Jumping ship'
Even'ifyou-don't slam-on
your- brakes ori'get itito, an
accident; ytur bg'may'have
plans bfher own and may
willingly jump out in order
'to better investigate a situa-
,tion. How long would it take
you to realize she's gone?
'HQW will you be able to prQ-"
tect her from getting hit by
other cars or straying too far "
away while you're in the dri-
ver's seat?
What are eth laws?
In February 2009, a bill
by Sen.Ndrman.Stone Jr. to
ban riding with dogs in truck
beds was.defeated in the
Senate 30-17. .Although it
passed in the House unani-
mously in 2008, some sena-
tor:s questioned whether or
not it was a real, problem.
Others worried that farmers
would be unable to ride with
their dogs. However, a num-
ber of states have banned
this type of travel and other
states have bills pending.
Even though it's not
against the law in all 50
states, traveling with dogs in
the bed of your pickup trucks
should never be an option,
says 'the Humane Society of
the U,& .Its best'to have the
dog in the cab with you, and.
if it's an extended cab, the'
dog' should be 'restrained in
the back and away'from the
windshield. For trucks, pet
travel crates, pet safety belts
and pe4 car seats are ,the
safest bets. If none of these is
available to, you, consider
keeping your dog
, home.
Kim Salerno is the presi-
dent and founder of Trips, named best pet
travel site by Consumer

Office opening
Girl Power 2 Cure invites
- the community to a ribbon
cutting ceremony and recep-
tion 5-7 p.m.. today as they
open their nonprofit offices
and volunteer center for Rett
Syndrome at 626 S. Eighth
St. Visit or call
Pancake breakfast
Fernandina Boy Scout
Troop 701 will host a pan-.
cake breakfast fundraiser at
Applebee's on Sept 14 from
8-10 am. The Scouts are rais-
ing money tohelp pay for a
weekend campout, on an air-;
craft carrier at Patriot's Point
in South .Carolina. Tickets
are $8 and can be purchased
from a Scout in advance or
walk-ins are welcome. For .
information call 206-2031.
'"he Blood Alliance will *
hold a blood drive for theI
Fernandina community on;
Sept. 14 from.10 a.m.-4 pm.'
at the Publix on Sadler Road
Visit ww
Cedar Haven wiM U host an
Extravaganza Business Expo
on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10
a.m.-3- p.m. atthe Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center'
auditorium, 2500 Atlantic
.Ave. Join organizers for. "
entertainment, food and ftun
and. more than 30 vendors,
as well as food by Ms. Pam
from Christopher's Peir II
and live entertainment ,
Admission is $3 per adult
and $1tper child. All pro-
ceeds will benefit Cedar
Haven Transitional House.
Gun courses
Gary W. Belson
Associates Inc.,will hold a
concealed weapon license
course at 5 p.m. Sept 20,24
Sand 27 and at 9. am. and 1
p.m. Sept 29 A basic with
defensive tactics course will
be held at 7:45 am. Sept. 14
and 15 and at 7:30 am. Sept.
28. For details contact
Belson at 491-8358, (904)
476-2037 or gbelson@bell-
south net Visit www.The
S,- The-Nassau:Courity :
Health Departmeit'will hold
its annual Child Passenger
Safety Car Seat Check on
Sept. 16 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
'at the Ron Anderson service
center, 464054 SR 200, Yulee.
Call 548-1810.'
Confederaite sons
The Sons of Confederate
Veterans will meet Sept. 16 at
7 p.m. at the Pig Barbeque .
Restaurant in Callahan, for a
presentatinonri the flags of
the Confederacy. The public
is invited to attend. '
Pant clinic
County Extension
Director/Horticulture Agent
Becky Jordi will conduct a
Plant Clinic from 10a.m.-2
p.m. Sept 16 at the Yulee
SExtensiodn Office, A1A and
Pages' Dairy Road. All county
residents are invited to bring
plant samples showing prob-
Slems in their landscapes.
Problems will be identified
,'and solutions offered. There
is no fee. For information call
(904) 879-1019...
SexySafe course
The ServSafe Food
Protection Manager
2Certification Course will be
offered Sept. 17 and Nov. i9
from'$:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in
Fernandina Beach. This one-
day course using materials '
from the National Restaurant
Association (NRA) is taught'
by a University of Florida
Extension agent who is a cer-
tified instructor with the
NRA. Upon successful corn- '.
pletion of the exam, partici-
pants earn a ServSafe certifi-
cate from the NRA, valid for'

five years. ,The course con- ,
cludes with the ServSafe cer,
tification exam. To register "
contact UF/Extension Agent
Meg McAlpine at491-7340
Tortoise talk
Florida Native Plant
Society, Ixia Chapter, will .
meet Sept 19 at 6 30 p m at'
the Regency Squai e library,
99(10 Regency Square Blvd., '
Jacksonville. for a program
entitled "The Gopher -
Tortoisei" pi eerited by Dr.;
Joe Butler. Universihr of ,.";'
North Florida. The meeting'
Sis free arid open to the pub-"
lic. \isil http/iixia fhps
chapter s org or call (904)
655-2550 for information: ..
Stroke screening
Residenlscan be
screened for their risk of
stroke at 9 a m. Sept 19 at :
The Amilerican Legion Post
54. 626 S Third St.
Screenings identity poten-
tial cardiovascular condi-
tions. A bone density screen-
ing is also offered. Package's'
start at $159. All five screen-,
iqgs take 60-9) minutes to
complete For an appoint-
ment call Lifeline Screening
-at 1,877-237-1287 or visit
Pie-registration is required.
Caregver workshop
Community Hospice of,
Northeast Florida Will pres--
:ent a "Caring for the Vete-, .
ran's Caregiver" workshop'
on Sept 20 at the Charles M.
Neviaser Educational Insti- '
tute Qf Community Hospice,' ,
4266 Sunbeam Road, Build-:
ing'100,Jacksonville. Regi-
stration is at 8:30 am. and.,
the program from 9 a.m.-3'
p.m . "
National speakers will
include Deborah Grassman,'
ARNP, author of Peace at ':
Last and former nurse practi-
tioner at Bay Pines'VA
Healthcare System; and
Nicole Johnson, national pro-
*gram manager from the VA's
Caregiver Support Program:
Complimentary breakfast
and lunch and door prizes.
Registration is free. RSVP to
(904) 407-6790 by today. Visft
Funday. _i
""-Sotid Rock'Ui&ch ofi5
G6d by Faith,' 86138h'P ':
Tree Drive, Yulee, will hold
1it annual Community Fun
Day on Sept 21 from 9 a.m:-2
p.m. The community is invite
ed to enjoy children's rides, '
games, water slides, crafts ,
free food and fun For more:':
information call 225-5388 M '
Warrememe |
Fort Clinch State Park '
will host a weekend event to.
commemorate the part that ..
Fort Clinch played in the ,.
'Spanish-American War, on.
Sept 21 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
andSept 22 from 9-a.m.-1' 1
p.m. The fort will be filled t
with uniformed interpreters
and participants vill also be'
able to enjoy exhibits of the -
armament and period miib
tary equipment Feds include
the $6 per vehicle park .
entrance fee plus $2 petr per';
son fort admission.
Contact the park at 277- '
7274or visit www.Florida .1' .
Arhaeology group-
At noon on Sept. 21 the
newly formed Archaeolo- i
gical Institute of America- -
Jacksonville Society will hole
its first meeting at the ^
University of North Florida ;
in Room 1205, Building 51 t
(Social Sciences). Florida ,
archaeologist t Dr. Keith 's
Ashley, who heads the '
'Archaeology Lab at UNF, ,
will present a lecture about J
area excavations. :.
Presentations are open tg
the public and refreshmentsi
will be served. Contact Me-.
lva Price at (904) 241-9411 H ,

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13,2013 NEWS News-Leader

Continued from IA
expansion to be nearly $2 mil-
lion, well above the budget the
city gave the firm, but cuts later
brought the estimate down to
$1.436 million. The firm's plan
received conceptual approval
from city commissioners in
The city's lobbyist, local
attorney Buddy Jacobs, has
been in contact with federal
government officials about get-
ting grants for furnishings and
electronic equipment for the
renovated library. It has been
estimated these features will
cost around $800,000.
Bids for the project ranged
from a high base bidkl of $1.950
million from Chism Develop-
ment Co. of Fernandina Beach,
to Marand Builders' lowest bid.
City commissioners are

FIRE Continuedfrom I
fire rescue operation. Leeper,
who has the support of his col-
leagues on the commission-
wants that to stop.
The big concern, he says, is
state certification. Some volun-
teers have it. Most do riot.
The upcoming ISO evalua-
tion offers the county muscle
to get the. volunteers to comply
with certification requirements.
"I can't get 60 names on a,
roster and know that only three
guys showed up that month for
a service call, and just one is
certified," said Leeper.
Water is another concern.
Leeper said there is not an
adequate water supply on the
West Side to satisfy inspectors.
Bryceville, for example,
doesn't have fire hydrants.
Hilliard and Callahan have a few
located in their downtown
areas. When there is a fire, they
getwater from the trucks.
While Nassau County main-
tains professional departments
throughout the county, it con-
tracts with the volunteers to
help and bring water to the
The county pays for the
Volunteer departments
receive $20,90 to $40,000 each
year, depending on the size and
scope of service;
The contracts expire Oct. 1.
"I have a 2;500-gallon tanker
truinkwith a $24,000 annual pay-
ment, and I can't afford to keep
the station open without that
money," said Bob Willgohs,
chief-;of the Ratlif ..Road
Volunteer, Fire Department,
Station 10 in Callahan. "We want
the contract."

Base bids for renovation and expansion of the
Femrnandina Beach Library:
Marand Builders, Atlantic Beach- ..... $1.385 million
F&G Construction. Jacksonville............ $1 399 million
CC Borden Construction, Jacksonville: .... $1.423 million
Flint Constriction Services, Atlantic Beach- $1.464 million
Bush Construction Co., Jacksonville ..... $1.468 million
RB Gay Construction. Jacksonville..... $1.524 million
Thomas May Construction Co Orange Park:
... .. .. . ........ $1.538 m million
Acon Construction Co Jacksonville: ... $.1.684 million
Chism Development Co, Fernandina Beach $1.950 million.

scheduled to discuss awarding
the bid to Marand Builders at
their meeting on Tuesday at 6
p.m. at City Hall, 204 Ash St,
according to the published
agenda. Visit to
view the bids.
Although the city and coun-
ty share responsibility for the

says Station
10 is the only
.., ..:... volunteer
r4,: departmentto
furnish infor-
: nation on the
number of
Leeper firefighters
___ ____ with state cer-
There are four on the 12-man
While there are -still two
weeks for the :6ther volunteer
chiefs to comply, the county
isn't standing still.
Leeper says officials are
looking to solve the water issue
by securing access to private
ponids,and lakes, and easements
to some of Rayonier's property
on the West Side.
Officials are also looking .at
the viability of portable water
towers and a dry hydrant sys-
tem and establishing agree-
ments with nearby communi-
ties,.including Jacksonville.
How much these strategies
will cost, said Leeper, has yet
to be determined.
Leeper has asked Fernan-
dina Beach to participate in the
evaluation since the full scope of
Either department has not been
fully evaluated in more than a
The city has a protection
class 4 (that's good; 10 is the
worst). Leeper thinks they can
do better. "I think they could
get even a 3," he said.
The county's fire protection
class ranges from 4 to 10, said
Nassau County. FireChiefMatt
GravW i j,aip .4l interview o0
Wednesday afternoon.-
The best areas, said Graves,
include the south end of Amelia

library the city owns the build-
ing and pays about $51,000
annually toward library servic-
es. The, county pays for the vast
majority of operating expens-
es, including staffing, book and
other materials purchases and

Island. The numbers drop mov-
ing west.
Should the city and county
fire departments improve their
current insurance ratings,
homeowners may be able to use
the results to ask their insur-
ance company to reduce policy
"You can always ask, but the
key is how far you are from a
water source arid a fire'station,"
said Russo. (Under five miles
is-key.) .
Russo said many of his
clients come .here from
Jacksonville, 'as well as New
York and New Jersey,;and,they
aren't as surprised'by the cost of
insurance as much' as they are ,
to learn tha .they may not be
near a water supply. ..
"Commissioners. ,t6.
focus on parking and traffic, but
as we expand the county it's
important to have this discus-
sion and put an emphasis on
water and fire. service," 'said-,
Russo. .. .
The. discussion is happen-
ing now. And it is heating up.
Leeper believes independ-
ent audits should be done of all
volunteer fire departments.
"We need to make sure our'
mo6'ey is being spent wisely,"
he said.
Leeper says he is bothered
by the fact that volunteer
departments collect taxpayer
money and don't have to
account for it.'
'This i an important issue
for homeowners and for busi-
nesses that possibly want to
..-elocate here," sqid Leeper. "If
'xWe.4on^Jhve .a,.gQod.opiblic
safety record then people aren't
going to come here,"

Nassau county Sheriff Bill Leeper stands next to the latest addition to the depart-
ment's sprawling collection of trailers at, his administration headquarters off AlA in

Continued from IA
based in Yulee, coordinated
the donation.
"The trailers are in good
shape, and I've seen quite a
few of them go to other organ-
izations, like the Boy Scouts
in Jacksonville," said Davis,
while standing.near the trailed

after it had been unloaded and
placed on the site. "I got to
thinking, shoot, we could use
them around here." Davis
called the sheriff, who he has
known since both were kids in
school, and arranged for-the
, Th trailer is estimated at
$80,000 new,,said Davis.
Davis paid for transporta-

tion costs. The sheriff's depart-
ment will pick up the cost of
"Our goal is to work with
other agencies because it's too
difficult, and expensive, to go
it alone anymore," said Leeper.
"This is an example of how
partnerships can benefit the

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Car buying by the numbers

Not everyone runs with the 6.4 percent in Technology, safety features and
herd, but it is interesting to 2008. The average creature comforts have pushed up
know what today's car buyers are amount financed is the cost of vehicles. A new Hyundai
doing. In a nutshell, they are $26,526, up 12 petr-' Santa Fe is now $30,196, compared
buying, better equipped, higher cent from $23,592 to $25,690 in 2009. A redesigned
priced.vehicles and are financing in 2008. That stat 2014 Impala is $2,565 more than the
them longer than ever Low rates exhibits the value 2013 it replaces. The upward cost
have allowed more budget, and buy- of low interest trend is due to escalate. A 2023 new
ersare treating themselves. r atMes, with'buyers vehicle is projected to average

industry observers wonder if mere
will be a price to pay with longer
loans committing consumers to
lengthier ownership cycles. My
belief is that better products will
create longer ownership cycles nat-
Now the numbers. The average
new car. purchase price through
July this year is $30,998, up 12 per-
cent from $27,683 in 2008. Despite
Stagnant wages (net -0.05 percent
for hourly wages adjusted for infla-
tion since 2008), low rates have
made a more expensive car ...
affordable. The average payment is
$457 a month, which is down $13
from five years ago. I'll bet both
those numberssurprise you. The
average rate in the second quarter
. this year is 4.5 percent, compared to

r cge sng a sughcr
EPR Sl 9 priced car at a
CORNER slightly lower pay-
The average
Rick Keffer ipan term on a new
car is 65 months.
An incredible 19.5 percent of
financers are going 73 to 84 months.
This is not a new phenomenon; in
2008,12.7 percent of buyers .
financed for 73-84 months. The bet-
ter outlook for today's longer notes
is the low rates lock in good value
in money cost. If itftakes albnger
note to have an affordable payment,
now is the time take-advantage if
your credit is, worthy. Those recov-
ering from credit setbacks should
try to, stay away from the long

o0o,6UU, rising .u. pi tieni a ycar,
versus the 2.3 percent rise of the
last eight years. Car prices will react
to the market and consumer toler-
Every buyer has to have their
comfort level and objectives when
making any purchase.
My hope is that this snapshot of
today's car market is beneficial if
you are close to buying, or interest-
ing 4 least. We are either in the
herd or watching the herd, and it is
good to knriow what they are doing.
Have a good week.
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13.2013 NEWS News-Leader

When the state took money
away from Nassau County in
2010 to supplement the costs
of juvenile detention services,
. county Attorney David
Hallman cried foul. He filed a
lawsuit to have the money
returned and won.
"It makes me happy," said a phone interview
-last week. "One, because it
saves Nassau County money,
aind two, it's a signal to the state
that they have to follow the law
and counties don't have to rol1
over and take it."
Thanks to Hallman's efforts,
the county's .projected fiscal
year 2013-14 costs for juvenile
.detention dropped to $86,751.
Fees, he said, had been pegged


iat $205,446.
The coun-
ty also -was
a w a r -d e d
$25,000 to
help recover
the cost of
legal fees
Hallman spent with its
outside law
firm Nabors,
Giblin & Nickerson, PA. in
Tallahassee. The firm returned
the check to Hallman's office
last week.
"It'stough for a little county
like Nassau County to chal-
lenge a rule ini Tallahassee,"
said Hallman. "But the real
story is the courage of the
board to say yes to spending
money on the lawsuit and mov-
ing forward with it."
Hallman's win is ,a boon for

trial date changed

A new trial date has been' set told ,investiga- McSwain's estranged wife
for Michael Glenn McSwain II,: tors that he told deputies she attempted to
charged with two counts of answered a wrest the'gun from his contri-ol,
ttempted first-degree felony knock at the but failed and fled the residence.
n'nuder, burglary with assault front door and She was transported to a
kr battery, possession of a con- f o u n d Jacksonvillel hospital for'burns
.ealed firearm by a convicted M c SVW a i n to her h iids and' chesf pains,
tfelon and child abuse. pointing a gun according tob reports at the'time,
McSwain, 32, was original- McSwain at- him., and the boyfriend was, treated
y set to stand.tiialSept. 9, but M c S w a i n for facial lacei atiUn-.
i4hat was changed to Noyv. 18. allegedly fired )Diputit;, nuotcd in .their
McSwain .is accused of one round through the glass- report that. the wife :hbad an
Wttempting-to kill his estranged door and then two rounds into active injunbi'ti"n for pirotection
?ife and her boyfriend. He has a closet where the boyfriend against McSwain. They .also
pleaded not. guilty. ; ran-and hid. At that point, observed a bumper sticker on
Deputies arrested McSwain deputies said the boyfriend ran, his 2003 Ford Ranger that read,
at a Callahan residence early out and choked McSwain "Stop whining and plot
"in.Nov. 3, 2011. The boyfriend unconsciousu. revenge." ....

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Qualifying for city election.
; Qualifying for the city elec- annual, salary, $360, or file a. changes to current registra-
'ion continues through Oct. 7. ,,. petition with the signatures tion, forms are available at the
,Qualifying packets may be of 1 percent of registered following locations: City Clerk's
obtained from the Office ofthe, voters (8,713) in the last city' Office, City Hall;, 204 Ash St.;,
iCity Clerk, 204 Ash St.; be- general election, which would Nassau County'Supervisor of
!tween-thehoutsof 8a.m. and be 88 valid petition signa- Elections Office, Nassau Coun-
.i5 p.m., Monday through tures. ty Courthouse, 402 Centre St.;
Friday. The deadline to submit peti- or the Nassau County Super-
i A candidate seekingto qual- tions is noon Sept. 23. visor of Elections Office,
ify- for a city commission seat One city commissioner will 96135 Nassau Place, Suite 3,
] must-be a registered voter in,, be elected to a three-year term Yulee.
thecity;file qualification papers this fall in city elections. The For additional information
.during the qualifying period;' seat to be determined is now on registering to vote, contact
j pay an election assessment '-held by Commissioner A-lerie theNassauCtunl supervisor ,
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County bests state in lawsuit

counties around (he state who
will now share in the return of
'$40 million from Florida's
Department of Juvenile Justice,
said Hallman.
"No, I haveri't received any
thank you's from my col-
leagues, but believe me that I
am having fun with them over
this," said Hallian.
He should enjoy the victory.
When the lawsuit was filed two
years ago, Hallman thought
there would be widespread sup-
port from attorneys represent-
ing Florida's 67 counties. As it
turned out, Okaloosa was the
only other county participating
in the fight to have the state
return funding..
"This kind of case is hard
to win, but Nassau County pre-
vailed," said Hallman.


B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment

Board and other assessment changes

C. Actual property tax levy

This year's proposed tax levy,



S$9,646,55 4' -

All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public

hearing on the tax increase to be held on'.

Tuesday, September-17,2013

5:05 p.m.

', : 11 .'- a t ,: ^ p. ;*, ;*

Commission Chambers, City Hall

204 Ash Street,

Fernandina Beach, .FL 32034

.A FINALDECISIqNorf d-d t ease'

: the budget will be made at this hearing.


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Village Per $1,000
generall Fund
:' Voted Debt


Estimated Revenues
' Ad Valorem Taxes
Ad Valorem Taxes
Sales/Use/Fuel Taxes
Franchise Fees
SUtility. Service Taxes
..Licenses/Perrhits:'. ,.
Charges for. Services
Other Financing Sources



Millage Per $1,004
6.2844 '
0.2236'(Voted De



0 '
S* .' 9,164,230
*bt) 326,070

'. 54,000
:. ,' 196,710 ,




2,956,455', ,' 5,651,267







: 102,000










-,, '. 9,164,230
.. 326,070
~ ;: 1,536,975
5,242,300 6,071,138



General Government '
Public Safety '
Physical'EriVironment .'
Transp6rtatphri "
Economic Environment
Human Services
Debt Services ..
Other Financing Uses




. 18,142,814 2,840,480 3,510,400 18,565,283 2,975,530 1,734,800 5,242,300 53,011,607

22,188,390 4,534,.,95 5 6,466,855 24,216,550 3,142,850 1,906,100 35,496,800 97,952,500

3,433,214 ... 76,000 1,803,619 3,300,600 8,613,433
9,756,728 501,500 50,000 10,308,228
*121,416.. 100,000 8,835,117 9,056,533
1,603,966 3' 360,000 2,534,990 4,498,956
51,307 614,439 665,746
45,000 45,000
1,970,902 85,010 2,134,000 3,636,418 7,826,330
. 163,183 781,567 3,057,636 4,002,386
1,441,320 2,082,620 5,025,710 15,000 8,564,650

18,302,437 3,404,985 2,883,183 20,813,802 3,057,636 1,818,619 3,300,600 53,581,262

3,885,953 1,129,970 3,583,672 3,402,748 85,214 87,481 32,196,200 44,371,238

22,188,390 4,534,955 6,466,855 24,216,550 3,142,850 1,906,100 35,496,800 97,952,500




The City of Fernandina Beach has tentatively adopted

a measure to increase its property tax levy.

Last year's property tax levy:


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A. Initially proposed tax levy

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13,2013 News-Leader


Football is back and so are sideline bimbos

Musings, opinions, observa-
tions, questions, and random
thoughts on island life,
Fernandina Beach and more:
I met Erik Weihenmayer"
about seven years ago when I
escorted him to a number of
media interviews in Atlanta,
prior to his speech to a group
of doctors describing his con-
. quest of Mount Everest I met
Erik's dad, Ed, about six
weeks ago when we had lunch
together at Caf6 Karibo. Ed is
very proud of his son's accom-
plishments and he has every
right to be as it's not every kid,
who climbs Mt Everest as
well as just about every other
majori- peak on the planet Ed
and Erik also rode a tandem,
bicycle 1,200 miles in 16 days
from Hanoi, Vietnam to that
country's southern Ho Chi
Minh City (formerly Saigon),
and Ed tells me Erik is cur-
- rently planning a single-hand-
ed kayak trip on the white
waters of the Colorado River
through the Grand Canyon.
I'm thinking it's pretty cool to
tell folks about your kid's
exploits as you've earned the

'rights. But
when the
audience dis-
covers that
Erik is total-
ly blind and
has been
since he was
Sa teenagtn;i
DAVE'S jaws drop.
-WORL Island resi-
Bo-_. .... dent Ed isno
David N either, hay-
Scottv ing served
as a Marine
Corps attack pilot flying 120
missions inA4 Skyhawks over
Vietnam; graduating with an
engineering degree from.
Princeton University, where
he was captain'of that school's
football team; and running
human resource functions for
a variety of well-known indus-
try giants including Pfizer,.
Kidder Peabody and Salomon
Brothers. Currently Ed's
involved in activities on the
island that benefit others.-
And speaking of worth-,

while programs, Ed told me .
an amazing story about Will
Bryant, a man who spent 31
years in prison for a crime he
committed at age 16, and who
will speak at 6 p.m. at the
Roberts Center of the Boys &
Girls Club, 1175 Lime St. in
Fernandina, on Friday, Sept
27. Even if your kid is study-
ing for the priesthood, volon-
teers for the Sisters of Charity,
builds hospitals in the jungles
of Guatemala,and makes the
honor roll, this guy has a mes,
sage of interest for him and all
young folks. Have your kids
join you, as everyone will get
something out of this talk,
believe me. Call 'em at 491-
Speaking of U.S. Marine
Corps vets, my favorite fruit
stand guy, Gerald Byrd, the
gentle giant who runs the veg-
etable and fruit shop on'the
east side of South 14th Street,
also served in the corps for
most of the 1970s. Gerald is
one of the nicest folks you'll
meet hereabouts and may
possibly be the most honest
and helpful retailer I've ever
met. If you haven't been there
yet, check 'emr out. He's..
between the movie theater
and Comcast but closed on ,
*Sunday and Monday.

The Sunday Bloody Mary
battles are shifting. The
Green Turtle's Johnny Miller,
by far one of the best bar-
tenders on the island, is now
tending bar at Sheffield's,
much to the chagrin of Turtle
regulars, but before departing.
he performed a coup de grace
creating a Surf & Turf Bloody:
Mary with Red Stag Bourbon
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There are many things the city does
right and hiring and training polite
young people is one of them.

asparagus, snow crab claw
and baked potato stuffed with
butter, sour cream, fresh
chives and bacon, while a pre-
vious creation sported Black
Forest ham stuffed with
cream cheese wrapped in
bacon, sweet peppers in an
Old Bay-rimmed glass sea-
soned with fresh basil and a
hard-boiled. egg. Not to be out-
done Dog Star hottie Crystal
Foster added pickles, okra,
olives, fried jalapenos, Krystal
burgers and even slices of
Townies' pizza. Mr. Miller said
that Ms. Foster has an unfair
advantage as she looks a heck
of a lot better in a bikini than
he does! With or without a
bikini, Johnny is a hard act to
follow aid the Turtle will not
be the.samewithout him. It'll
be interesting to see who they
replace the personable Mr.
Miller with as an affable bar-
keep ismoney in the bank to a
tavern and Sheffield's' man-
agemegt will be grinning each
time they make deposits in
the future. Arid speaking of
the Turtle, I hear it is how
offering wraps from the next-
door Florida House for pa-
trons who get the munchies.
9 0
Following my discharge
from Brooks Rehabilitation
Hospjtal'after my stroke,
Linda and I stopped at Tony's
Brick Oven Pizza for a
"healthy" vegetarian thin
crust pie 'nd were pleasantly
surprised when pizza maker
Mark Keller brought to the
table a "Super Dave" and a
"Dave" sandwich, both con-
sisting of grilled chicken,
crunchy toasted garlic bread,
tomatoes, onions, peppers,
etc., and a secret sauce with

the Super Dave boasting the
spiciest. And they were really,
really good. How cool is it to
have a sandwich named after
you? Stop by the Sadler Road
location next to Publix for a
$1.50 draught beer and a
sandwich or pie or they'll
deliver a "Dave" or pie, etc., to
your house if your order more
than $10 worth of stuff. Call
'em at 277-7661.
The Really, Really Annoy-
ing Department: What the
heck are sports TV producers
thinking when they usher in
sideline bimbos to provide
"analysis" or interview a play-
er or coach during football ,
games? If I wanted io listen to
a bunch of mindless harpies ,
I'd tune in The View, Ellen
DeGeneres or some other TV.
twaddle, not an NFL or col-
lege football game. These gals
generate absolutely nothing
but the fans' and team's ani-
mosity when they ask a play-
er, "How does it feel to throw,
the game-losing interception,
miss an extra point or throw
up on national TV?" or they
ask a coach, "What's it feel ,*
like down 30 points with
two mifiutes to go?" or
"embarrass yourself on
national TV? Oh, oops,
that's a question for me," All
they do is take attention away
from a gamethat isstill in, .
progress and illustrate, to a
legion of viewers that their
SIQs are equivalent to a barrel
of hair.
We opened our front door
recently to be greeted by a
very polite and articulate.
Young man representing the
city utilities department, who

informed usthat our water
meter was leaking, explained
the problem and told us how
to get it fixed quickly. There
are many things the city does
right and hiring and training
polite young people is one of
them. Now if only someof
that courtesy and common
sense would rub off on Public,
Utilities Director John
Mandrick (aka Mr. Potter),
whose sole purpose appears
to be covering business own-
,ers and entrepreneurs up with
regulations, fees and penalties
to generatemoney to justify
his own existence. As letters
and opinion pieces to this'
newspaper attest, and every
' business owner or prospective
entrepreneur I've talked to
who has dealtwith him tells
me, his churlish and uncom-
promising attitude makes
dealing with the city an
unpleasant, expensive and
nerve-wracking experience.
What a shame that we can
vote for new city and county -
commissioners, new state and
, federal representatives, but
we can't vote for these mind-
less bureaucrats, but have to
suffer their indifference And
all we hear from those city
commissioners who ran on
Spro-business platforms is
"nyuk, nyuk, nyuk" and a very.
suspicious and conspicuous
silence from City Manager '
Joe Gerrity, who was mayor
when this guy was installed;
and whorecommended the
impact fee ordinance. In the
meantime the city is falling all
over itself to give impact fee
money back to "Mandricked"
citizens in the shadow ofa a
$1.6 million class action law- t
suit over these fees. Mandrick,
is not a guy I'd want to invite :
home to have dinner with my ,
family or have join me for a, ;
cold beer, instead he's a guy:
who needs to be reined in or
fired. Is tar and feathering ille-:
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S ernize the law in 2014 ses- Speaker will be Tammy
State Rep. Janet H. Adkins sion. "As the mother of two Davis; a club member, whose
committed to strengthen sex school-aged children, there's topic will be "Income. :
offender laws during a Sept. 4 no worse nightmare than for Inequality, Wage Disparities
legislative heating at your child to be harmed by arid the Minimum Wage." She
Jacksonville City Hall. one of these predators. associate professor6of
Classification and supervi- There's no doubt this is a management with the Univer-
sion of offenders are two complicated issue, so I think sity of Houston.Downtown
areas that Rep. Adkins is it's important that we look at and is also certified as a sen-
reviewing for change. the issue and try to identify ior professionalin human
Assessing and analyzing the these individuals that are resource management
risk of the offender to re- going to be the biggest risk to To reserve, send a check
offend prior to release and society," she said. for $15 per person, payable to
during the supervision period Those wishing to submit DCAI, to DCAI/P.O. Box- :
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I've always been fascinated by cicadas.
They're part of the rite of passage from late
summer to early fall and the outdoors wouldn't
be the same without them a lot quieter, to be
sure, but a great, savory ingredient would be
missing from the landscape.
Unless you can't hear a thing, cicadas are
the insects that trill loudly in the trees during
the late summer months. A good-sized one is
about the size of a man's thumb. But what they
lack in physical size, they more than make up
for in sound intensity. There are several vari-
eties, but the ones common to these parts can
ratchet up their instrument to 108 decibels.
That's as loud as a rock concert and is at the
threshold of what is considered to be painful.
An Australian variety .tips the scales at 120
decibels, which is like a chainsaw in action.
I've pretty much just taken them for grant-
ed my whole life until just recently. They're
the source of some nostalgia for me. When I
was a kid, we called them locusts. My grand-,
parents' home had lots of pine trees on the
property and in the summers, the pines were,
abuzz with the mad chorustof cicadas. When
they emerge from the ground as nymphs
ready to morph into adults, they leave their
opaque tan crunchy exoskeleton on the trunks
of trees. We kids used to delight in running
around from tree to'tree collecting'the brittle
In the afternoons following lunch dinner
as it was called in those days we'd nap in' the

porch swing or the rockers,
'lulled to sleep by tlie breeze
'sifting through the pines,
bringing the scents and
sounds of summer. We knew
that it was cicadas that made
the shrill trilling sounds in
the trees but I don't recall
ever actually seeing a live
specimen until I was older.
CUP OF Even today, I can sit out on
JOE our back deck with a glass of
... sweet ice tea, prop my feet up
on the rail, close my eyes, let
Joe Palmer my mind focus on the song of
the cicada and in no time at
all,' I'm 10.years old again. My buddy Brad's
mom is calling him home .to do chores. My
pal, Judy, jos les me anl say she wants to go
catch crawfish from the creek when I wake up
from my nap. Granny sits on the opposite end
of the porch cheating at Chinese checkers'
with her best friend, the click of the marbles
on tin and their occasional giggles the perfect
accompaniment for a summer daydream. At
some point, the ratcheting cicadas seem far
away. And then silence as drowsinessgives
way to easy sleep. ,
In. my dreams, I chase the cicadas through
the pines, swinging the gauze butterfly net try-
ing to capture the noisy but elusive creatures.
The afternoon sun begins its lazy westward
trek. The peas granny shelled earlier are'sim-
' / ,

idas song
mering on the stove for supper, seasoned with
Just the right amount of bacon. An old Chevy
with big white sidewall tires rolls by on the..
newly paved road that still smells of tar under
the late afternoon searing heat of the sun.
Elvis belts out from the radio and the
teenagers in the car sing along with him, all
four windows down in a day when hardly any
cars had air conditioning. Granddaddy's faded
old pickup truck rattles into the driveway and
granny's little white dog, runs from off the
porch to greet him.
I haven't.seen Granddaddy since his truck
left the road a year later and killed him. I'm
robbed of his presence in my summer day-
dream, too, for as the truck door opens and I
hear him call out his greeting to my granny
and her friend, a horsefly bites me on 'the arm
and I wake up, a man going on 60, already
older than his grandfather when he died. I.
swat the fly away and sit quietly for a few
moments, desperately urging my brain to
make snapshots of the quickly fading images
in my mind. Dreams are as brittle as the desic-
cated husks6 of cicadas. One waking touch and
they're gone, leaving only the songs of their
Passing in the trees and a yearning for the
innocence of a childhood long vanished..
A dying cicada landed on my deck today. I
picked it up gently and examined its' shiny),'
wings. I was amazed at how it makes its song.,
It seems to come from the heart.,
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"Never Fo 'f taxes paid on the land's agri cultural
S :~v. alue and the amount if the land had
I would like to inform.the commu- been taxed on its higher marketvalues
nity about, a wonderful, project at In addition, many communities,
Fernandina', Beach High ,School. The charge 7 percent interest for each year..
Fernanci)a. Beach High School chap- from the date that the additional taxes'v
ter-of Young Americans for Freedom is .would have been due. This keeps prol>p
participating in the 9/11. Never Forget erty ownershonest; they could bene-
Project. This is a nationwide project : fit from.alower tax rate and, whenthe .,
through Young Americans Foundation market becomes lucrative', flip'the ,
focusing on remembering those who, property from agricultural to .:devel- .'
were tragically killed'in the terrorist opment and pocket a significant'finan-
attacks on September 11, 200K. cial benefit. : ..'.. :
This is a three-part project, which Having a "rollback tax" levels the
started on Monday with posters being table for all so that the necessary tax
distributed around campus. These base for county expenditures is equal-
posters feature shockig' images of ly shared by all..,Do we in Nassau
acts of terrorism against the United County do this? Nope! We, as county
States of America and.the words taxpayers, have. been, footing the bill
"Never Forget" bolded and centered, untilthe largest Nassau
grabbing the attention of passersby. County decided that growing trees
,The second part of the project is the isn't as lucrative as development.
American flag memorial, consisting of So please. add me to the list of ,
2,977 Arperican flags representing each naysayers who object to Rayonierprof-
life lost on 9/11. The flags were placed iting on the backs of Nassau taxpayers.
Tuesday afternoon in front of t'he : To me, the myth that growth pays
school by chapter members. The third for itself is perpetuated to mislead peo-
part .of the- project was. a campus- pie. If growth did pay for itself would-
widemoment of silenceat 9:11 a.m. on n't the county be awash in road, bridge
Sept. 11. and infrastructure improvements?
S Lee Southwick, President Wouldn't our county buildings, which '
FBHS Young A.edaans larn ianem;aisuqhobadl repair, have been M'
"' .... ,'Freedom invested in, repaired or replaced?.,
S. .. ; The very object of Rayonier's
BRo, : ,, *TerraPointe City build a sustain- '
oX r bu.s able, development on, 24,000 acres- "
In the big'picture,'it seems to me, should have been closely scrutinized.
Nassau County citizens are subsidizing Unfortunately, the state's development
Rayonier Corp. through the county and planning review agency the
commission's'lack of smart forward- Department of Community Affairs la
looking legislation. (DCA) which once oversaw all Rlk
The productive Rayonier forest- growth issues for the entire state pa
lands are appraised "agriculturally has been dismembered.. ar
exempt" on the county tax roles. My memory is that when'DCA in
Agriculitural exemptions i(silviculture 'existed, it questioned the datasub-
in the'case oftimherland).,essentially' mitted regarding the impact of fa
lowers the value of land owned by TerraPointe City on wetlands, flood- dr
qualified farmers, ranches and timber .. plai s, wildlife habitat, waterand other 'c
growers. This allows them to pay conservation issues, as well as the, Re
-lower taxes in exchange for keeping, impact on our failing.: transportation re
their property as productive', agricul- infrastructure. I question whether-the re
tural land. These lower tax rates reflect TerraPointe. land use mix really.,
how society values open rural land does provide a self-co'ntained corn- .gr
and its capacity to produce crbps, live- munitythatwillnot.exacerbate urban wa
stock or timber. By being "agricultur- sprawl as'the 'developers claim. I ar
ally exempt" the owner's property tax, believe that no matter how it is pack- pi
whether it's a small farriier or a cor- aged, this project will exacerbate' th
Sporation, is drastically less urban sprawl. The development of: sr
Many communities have a mecha- .24,000, acres will'have all the inherent pr
nism whereby if agricultural exempt problems more traffic, more crime,
land is changed to.a non-agricultural more environmental pressures and a' Yt
use, thereby making it developable, lower quality of life for Nassau" be
the owner owesa r6llback:tax for each 'County residents, lit
of the previous five years in which the One of the most obvious conse-'. m
|land had the lower appraisal. The'roll- quences of unabated' growth in the cc
back tax is the difference between the U.S. is the loss of open space and farm- n,



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nd at a rate of approximately 1.2 mil-
[n acres every year. Along with that
ice of development, there arise more
id more environmental losses includ-
g threats to ourwater supply. "
Development increases hard sur-
ces that cannot absorb rainfall, which.'
rains into streams, rivers 'and the
luifer .'taking pollutants with it.
d tides and algae blooms a recur-
nt Florida phenomenon arei the
is u lt ... . '. ." .- .
No matter how you feel about
*owth, I think that it's an issue that
warrants a closer examination 'to
iswerthe question-are more white
cket fences an adequate trade-off for
he displacement of wildlife, open
pace and increased environmental'
pressure .
Rayonier will build a new town in
ilee; it is already permitted, little can
e.done. However, there is still time to
nit the costs to residents. First, we
ust require Rayonier to pay for the
>st of roads and other infrastructure
necessary to open up the land. Second,

we must require the development of
TerraPointe City to be environmei-:
tally friendly' to protect our quality of
Life. '.. ,
Wouldn't it be nice to have a voter.
referendum whenever there is a pro-
posedchange to land use that will
affect us all? Shouldn't the people who
will have to live with the effects of
over-development decide if the bene-
fits of an expanded tax base outweigh
the detriments of a degraded quality of
life in the future?
Julie Ferreira
Fernandina Beach
Govrnment vs. free

Two weeks ago Iused U.S Postal
Serviceto "'!expedite" a valuable item
weighing less than an ounce to a jew-
eler in Australia, including a form
required by U.S. Customs. Official
tracking reveals the envelope made it
from Fernandina' Beach to Miami
overnight but has languished in .

Customs there for 14 days!
' Postal and Customs officials
now.claim they cannot update its sta-
Atus or expected delivery, because
they have "no idea" where the enve-
lope is. ......
Frustrated by government delay,
incompetence and arrogance, on
Monday, Sept. 9, at 5:30 p.m., I turned
to Federal Express' .office on Sadler
Road, sending a replacement item to
the Australian jeweler. Forty-eight
hours and 54 minutes later (plus just
one minute in Australian Customs),
FedEx 'had'traveled halfway around
the world and dispatched my item for
office delivery to the jeweler in
Maybe Americans can persuade
the CEO of Federal'Express, whoever
he or she is, to run for president in
2016. The U.S. government clearly
needs someone at its helm who can
deliver instead of making excuses or
losing private property.
Mike Thompson
Femandina Beach

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Do we needeconom:

T here have recently been articles and
editorials in the News-Leader con-
i cerning the Nassau County
: Economic Development Board. eco-
nomic development and TerraPoinle. It is easy
to be of two minds about economic develop-
ment.Evervone wants to have accessibility to
good jobs but do we need more people mov-
ing here, hore traffic onbur beaultifufil winding
canopy roads and more activity?
As 20.12-13 chairman of NCEDB and vice
presidet't.of Science First, a small nmanufactur-
ing business in our third generation of family,
ownership. I can answer a resounding "yes." I
wanted to give my personal perspective on the
need for, groups like the Na'ssau County
Economic Development Board and economic
development in general. .,.
My business was founded in 1960 by my
grandfather, a science teacher. For almost 50
years we were located in Buffalo, N.Y,, our
Buffalo .used to be a good place to locate a
business such as ours one that relied on pro-
duction workers and small garage-shop yen-
'dors. We had steel mills, flour mills, a flourish,
ing trade.on Lake Erie and a ready supply of
hard-working people. My business started out
making science equipment for schools. We
sold to dealers and schools all over the coun-
try, so we were not tied to the national econo-

: ButBuffalo changed;
the' mills moved away, the
trade trickled off and the
hard-working'people were
B without work. Asa busi-
ness, we managed,'
because we were family-
owned and careful with
our resources, but in
Sthe end even we grew
Bell tired of all the challenges
: facing a large, poor rust-
." '" belt city. ,
S In 2009, we moved our entire company to
Nassau County. It was an endeavor that took
us.a-year, in planning and forced us to operate
our company in two locations.
What made us move our company and take
our 20 jobs, our need for a new building and all
our ancillary business from New York State to
Florida? Taxes. Regulations. Difficulty getting
things done. The fact that if you constructed a
building, it would be worth little more than a
third of what you paid to build it. The fact that
property taxes on a home worth $100,000
wouldbe nearly $4,000 per year. The 9 percent
state income tax or the 9 percent state sales
tax. The fact that the county Buffalo sits in,
which is the size of Jacksonville (both in land
area. and size), had 29 school districts and 44
What made us choose Nassau County? In a


ic development?

word; the people of Nassau County, from the lose sight of the'need to he
county Iommissioners that met with us to the such as myself to work, oW
executive director of NCEDB Steve Rieck childrenr'and give back to t
to the cashiers in the stores and servers in the Most parents hope that the
restaurants. We could.see that Nassau County' a job locally and stay in the
was a special place, where people worked 'they grew up.
together'to improve the community for every- There are also some pu
one: ' reasonsto favor responsible
Steve helped us by providing information development. A study by ti
on the work'force, the infrastructure, the group found that single-fan
proximity tothe port of Jacksonville and the consumed nearly $1.50 in s
airport and the nature of the local govern- every dollar paid in taxes. 1
ment. He helped us tour the county .in our industrial development, the
quest for land on which to build our 25,600- are significantly different.
square-foot manufacturing facility. We had one development places very fe
person to turn to, one person who would con- on the school system, for e
nect us with others as needed. His staff, which pays taxes just like everyot
consisted of Noelle, Perry at the time, now ably Industrial uses consume lit
replaced by Nicole White, was of immense police, fire/rescue services
assistance as well. 'services, yet their taxes pa:
The county commission helped by industrial development typ
having development rules and regulations than 50 cents for every dot
that provided certainty in the process, along This holds true even if the
with a 30-day review period for our building western Nassau County at
plans. I1 Diamond the taxes these
The Nassauia community helped also, from go towards reducing count
our capable employees to the vendors we buy increasing services in Ferr
from to all the wonderful people I have met in Hilliard, Bryceville, Callahe
my four years living here. .. county.
Nassau County needs good jobs. We need I am very happy that Ni
working people and families. We are not all place I have chosen to live,
retired folk at least, not yet. 4 feel it is easy to family.

elp young people '.,
rn homes, raisetheir
he community.
eir children can find
Community where
rely economic
lIe economic
ie Fishkind
iily homes
services for
For responsible
ise numbers
An industrial
ew demands
example, yet
ne else.
tite in the way of
s or recreational
y for each. In fact,
ically receives less
lar paid in taxes.
development'is in
the Crawford
developments pay
y or school taxes or
tandina, Yulee,
an the entire
issau County is the
work and raise my



Trust will squeeze out the truth

F or God has not given us the spir-
it of fear; but of power and,of
love and of a sound mind. Fear
can make us a liar. Fear will
cause us to think doubtful thoughts.
Fear will cause us to say what we think.
Fear will cause us to forget the promises
of God. Fear will cause us to not consid-
er'how our choices will affect other peo-
We should be glad that God is faithful
to do what He has promised, even when
we fail to trust Him. Sometimes God will
make us a promise and the first contrary
condition will cause us to plan our pro-
tection as if we are more capable than
God. That is what we do when we don't
understand what His protection can do
for us.
It is when God does the supernatural
in the middle of our fear that we return
to His promises to us. One day we wake
up and find that although we have a
famine, we were provided with seeds to

sow during the
famine. Then before
we realize it, we are
reaping in the same
year we sowed an,
abundant crop
S.:'' % because God blessed
us as He promised He
would do.
NOWAND We should commit
THEN to truly trusting God's
1 HCMN promises because ..
.... trust is the only thing
Maybelle that will cause truth to
Kirkland proceed frQm our lips*
Kirkland Trusting the promises
of God is the only eradicator of the tor-
ments of fear.
Let us remind ourselves often of His
promises s6 that trust will squeeze out
the truth from our hearts when fear is
trying to rent space in our heads.
Our God is faithful and His demon-
stration of mercy and grace dilutes the

justice we deserve when we neglect to
trust Him and take Him at His word. His
patience overwhelms us and acts as a
rod to prod us to act like Him on behalf
of others. We should be grateful that He
is not offended at our lack of trust. But
then that is what makes Him the one
true living God. We love Him for who
He is.
The families of the late Bro. Calvin
Ramsey, Sis. Louvenia Thomas-Simon
and Sis. Daisy Brooks-Goodman thank
you, their family and friends, for all acts
of kindness shown to them during the
loss of their loved ones, and pray God's
continued blessing upon you all.
Birthday wishes to Willie Scott, India
i Rainey, Stephanie Way, Kim Rainey,
Saniya Brown, Michael Mitchell, Yvette
Bacon, Kim White, Ka'jah Clayton,
Jurnee Richo, Kadesha George, Cecil
Brown, Kevin McNeil, Seibert Hooper
Jr., Theo Hammond and Sis. Renee


Neil Frink, along With Thea
Seagraves, volunteer and tour
director of the Amelia Island
Museum of History, speaks to
the audience after accepting a
proclamation designating
September 2013 as 'Middle
Passage Remembrance Month"
during a commission meeting JR.
Sept., 3. at City Hall.
.,A Viva Florida event marking "_
the 500th anniversary of Juan,
Ponce de Leon's arrival in
-FlOrida in 1513 is planned .
Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Plaza
San Carlos in Old Town. Among,
the activities will be-a Middle
Passage ceremony at 3 p.m. to A
honor the countless Africans
-,who lost their lives being
brought across the Atlantic to be
sold into slavery. The ceremony I ;" t-
* will include the Peck "-' "
Community Ensemble, Queen
Quet of the Gullah Geechee ,
Nation and Frink and Gwen
Triay, both of whom have long-
standing ties to our community...........

What every toddler should,bhave-.4-
a library card. Septemb.. g,,
"Library Card Sign-Up Month"
and Natalie receives her first
library card from Fernandina
Beach libraryistaff member
!Annette Rawls, left. She selected
Easy Books on a trip to the
library with her great-grandmoth-
er, grandmother and morn.
Attending the Time for Tots pro-
gram is a routine family event for
-them. Programs, books, e-books,
music, magazines, e-audio books,
books on CD, large print books,
easy readers, DVDs, Playaways,,
(books on MP3.players), and'
access to databases are all avail-,
able at the library. Join -Natalie
-.arld. get your library card from
.. .... .any Nassau County branch. For
:1 .,,.. :, more information, visit www.nas-
"" or call your local
library branch:'Bryceville: (904),
266-9813;, Callahan:'(904) 879-
3434; 'Fernandina Beach: 277-
7365; Hilliard: (904) 845-2495
-or Yulee: 548-4467.

Friends of Library plan community block party Oct.19
The Friends of the Fernandina Beach Nassau Community Band, Dalton Thrift Pizza, Starbucks, My Personal Chef and
Library invite the community to a Block and others will provide live music, other vendors will be available.
Party.on, Oct 19 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Visitors can also enjoy performances by Several nearby restaurants will give
'the fullblock of North Fourth Street, Pak's Karate, Kinderstudios Dance Friends of the Library a portion of their
site of the soon to be expanded Academy and others., sales from block party visitors. The
Fernandina Beach Library. Raffle tickets for prizes and snacks., event is free and open to the public. For
Larry and the Back Tracks, the from Sonny's Real PitBar-B-Q, Tony's information call 277-7365.

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I Reading and writing are to the mnn
what diet and exercise are to the
body Just as food nourishes the
body. so too does reading nourish
the mind And, just as exercise
strengthens the body. so too does
r- writing strengthen our mind When
we write, we are forced to make our
ideas clear, and this mental exercise
improves'our mind. Of course, we
S should pay careful attention to the
particular quality of what we are
reading and writing since much of
today popular reading material is of
Questionable value, and not all
writing is equally strenuous e'.ercise
for the mind We should seeP out
books which will teach us something
or that will inspire us to become a
better person, and then we should
try our hand at wriing things which
will likewise teach or inspire others
So, we should
consider turning off .-
the television and ,
instead read a good *..---
book, and then tell
someone about '. ':i;-
It in wring:

Local resident Jane Philips
SCollins was elected and
installed as Curator of the
Florida State Society .:'
Daughters of the American
Revolutiofi during the sum-
mer. Her first official function
'on the Florida State Executive
Board will be at the upcoming
.FallForum, which will be, .
held in Orlando this month.'
.:. The Florida State Curator
serves as a liaison between ,
the Florida State Society and
the DAR Museum in
Washfiington, D.C.
..Established in 1910 in
Memorial Continental Hall,
the DAR Museum contains
over 30,000 historical arti-
facts, including furniture, sil-
ver, ceramics, glags, paintings,
costumes and textiles and
houses 31 Period Rooms. The
DAR Museum holds the pres-
tigious accreditation from the'
American"AssociatioaA) 1Iq-
Museurhs(AAM)siom brn-M"
Collins also serves as DAR
Museum Outreach "
Committee State Chairman,
providing information on the
extraordinary DAR Museum
collections, its exhibitions and
programs to the over 100
DAR chapters in Florida.
The DAR is a nonprofit,
non-political women's service
organization with over
175,000 members residing' -
around the world with a
proven descent from a man or
woman who aided the cause
of liberty for what would
become the United States of
America. .,

PB&J Drive
The Nassau County
Volunteer Center and the Girl
Scouts of Nassau County have
kicked off their 15th annual
Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive.
The drive begins Monday
and ends, on Friday, Oct. 25.
This project is in coordination
with National "Make a
Difference Day."
Drop-off sites include:
Nassau County Volunteer
Center (1303 Jasmine St.,
Suite 104D, Fernandina
Beach); Emma Love
Elementary; Fernandina
Middle; Southside
Elementary; Yulee
Elementary-, ,Yulee High;
Winn-Dixie in Callahan,
Fernandina, Hilliard and
Yulee; YMCA Pryme Time

Jane Collins, Curator of
the Florida State Society
Daughters of the American
Reyg~ution-o,; 1;,-^ j,

The Amelia Island
Chapter of Daughters of the
American Revolution will
meet Sept. 18 at the Golf
Club of Amelia Island.
Organizing Chapter Regent
Jean Dixon Mann will lead
the chapter in celebrating its
20th anniversary. Sign-in
begins at 10 a.m., with the
meeting at 10:30 am. A
luncheon will follow Contact
Janet Lukaszewicz at jan-
luke@yahop corn to make '

Atlantic and Yulee locations;
WW Gay; Girl Scout Hut In
Fernandina Beach; and Ms.,
Kate's Pre-K.
Over the past 14 years, as
much as 6100 pounds of-'
peanut butter and jelly have
been collected enough to
make 30,500 sandwiches.
This year, as in the past, the:
donations will be distributed
to Nassau County Head Start
Programs, Barnabas Center
and The Salvation Army Hope
House and Council on Aging
For information about the
Nassau County Volunteer.
Center and upcoming holiday
programs for those in need,
call the center at 261-2771, or

Clean up coast Sept. 21
SBeachkeepers Fernandina Amelia Nature Festival will
Beach, Keep Nassau meet at 11 a.m. at thepier.
Beautiful, Amelia Island Sea The public is welcome. Bags
Turtle Watch, Wild Amelia and gloves will be provided.
Nature Festival and the Girl Park entrance fees will be.
Scouts of Nassau will hold waived for participants in the
beach cleanup as part of the Wild Amelia event. Peters
International Coastal Cleanup Point is also a registration
Sept. 21: location, starting at.9 a.m.
Amelia Island Sea Turtle Keep Nassau Beautiful,
Watch will meet at 9 a.m. at Inc., notes that travels and
Main Beach in the Dolphin participation is encouraged
Avenue parking lot. Girl through neighborhood, rivel
Scouts of Nassau County will and street cleanupsas well.
meet at 10 am. at the Fort For information contact KNB
Clinch fishing pier. Wild at 261-0165 or 1-800-977-0162.


A Public Service Announcement by The




0 Air Force Airman H its toward aft
Lauren T. Holliman graduated associate in
from basic military training at applied science
Joint Base San Antonio-Lack- degree
land, San Antonio, Texas. i. through the
The airman completed an Community
intensive, eight-week pro- College of the
gram that included training in Air Force.
military discipline and stud- tHolliman is
ies, Air Force core values, Holiman the daughter
physical fitness and basic war- of Paul -
fare principles and skills. Holliman of Hilliard. She is a
Airmen who complete 2012 graduate of Hilliard
basic training earn four cred- Middle-Senior High School.


0 Mike and Rebecca inches in length. ,
Barbour of Jacksonville Paternal grandparentsare
announce the birth of a Richard and Avis Barbour of
daughter, Nixon Isabel Boca Raton. Maternalgrand-:
Barbour, born at.4:16 p.m. parents are Ernie Fondry of I
SAug. 27, 2013, at St. Vinicent's Yulee and Barbara Fondry of,
Southside, Jacksonville. The Fernandina Beach.'
baby weighed 6 pounds 4 Great-grandmother is
ounces and measured 19.5. Dolly Fondry of Jacksonville.,

Collins elected

to state DA R board


;FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 13. 2013/News-Leader


Impressive insects

also beneficial

Q.What is this pretty wild-
.flower I am seeing
along theroadsides here in
Callahan? It is tall, maybe
,about 4 to 5 feet. DB
AoThanks for bringing in a
S .sample to the office. I
my sent photos to the
University of Florida to verify
its identity and they believe it
is tihe perennial wildflower
-called Ironweed in the genus
This plant is 'commonly
"found throughout Nassau
Florida and
most of the
U S except
a h for a sew
.- ." we'ern
'. 7 -etiates The
" da k purple

bloom from
TALK 'through
October. It
.a t prefers moist,
Bec kyjordi well-drained
soil and can.
live in full sun to partial,
shade. There are several culti-
vated varieties that can be
purchased through online
:-vendors ori a localvnative plant
'.nursery. Most are tall, with
Sthe potential of reaching
heightsup to 12 feet. Th is
n-makes it a rare plant for most
landscapes. However, there is
zone particular variety, grown
C in rocky soil, which grows no
'.- taller than about 2 feet.
SThe hummingbirds, bees
-'and butterflies-love Ironweed.
At isrso popular with the polli-
,tgnatoes you would be hard
pressed to find it sitting alone
eWith no animal visitors. If you
:',:love to photograph pollina-
'Ators,i'conweed will provide
ryou great success. The genus'
name Vernonia was given in
honor of William Vernon, an
'-English botanist who gath-
.._ered plant specimens from
iNorth America.
Ironweed refersto the
toughness of the stem and
'how difficult it is to dig up
even with a shovel. Native'-
Americans used the root to
relieve pain. Be careful about
Suing the common name
"Ironweed" as there are other
plants with this name that are'
not nearly as attractive. Use
the genus to narrow your
field of search when looking
!"for it online.
I found this insect on
S the wall of my garage
Sthe other day. I don't think is
it a dragonfly but the wings
look similar. What is it? JM
IA I had several of these
I A :. around my house a few
weeks ago too and since they
are beneficial insects -' I left
them alone.
The.eastern dobsonfly,
Corydalus cornutus, is one of
our largest non-lepidopteran
(butterflies and moths)
insects. Its larvae, known as
hellgrammjtes, are the top
invertebrate predators in
rocky streams where they
occur. Adult male dobsonflies
Share particularly spectacular
because of their large sickle-
shaped .mandibles (jaws).. The
dobsonfly is found through-
out most of eastern North
America east of the
Continental Divide from
Canada to. Mexico near flow- ..
ing streams, which provide
habitat for its larvae.
Dobsonflies are beneficial
insects and should be con-
served. Hellgrammites are
prizdcl a- bait by fishermen
(particularly for smallmouth
K bass)'and are available for
sale at bait shops in some
areas. Because of the effort
required t6 collect them, they
are fairly expensive to pur-
-chase. Therefore, they may .
, be subject to over-exploitation

The dobsonfly, above, is a
beneficial insect and
should be conserved.
Below, the Regal jumping,
spider lives in palms and
palmettos in Northeast
Florida and is a harmless,
beneficial' creature.

and their collection for'sale is
regulated in some, states.
Although, hellgrammites are
great fish bait, they are rarely
found in the stomachs offish
spend most(BM tfrAtitme'irV
under rocks where they are.
inaccessible. Visit
Shttp://edis.ifas.ufl. edu/in987
to learQ more.
Q 'What kind of spider is
: this? Is it some kind,of
exotic tarantula? GP
A You know how I hate
identifying spiders old
throwback from childhood.
However, I' believe this spider,
with the orange-coloration, is
probably an adult female
called the Regal jumping spi-
der, Phidippus regius.
Females completely cov-
ered with orange scales can
be very striking. Although
jumping spiders do not make
webs to capture prey, they do
use silk. Hunting spiderstrail
a dragline behind'them to
break their fall in case they
miss a jump. Adults most
often can be found living in
palms and palmettos in
Northeast Florida.
Jumping spiders are harm-
less, beneficial, creatures. The
larger species, such-as P
regius, are capable of deliver-
ing a painful.bite, but will do
so only if held tightly. For that
very reason, I would not rec-
ommend handling any spider
-'they all have a potential for
causing painful bites: Plus, it's
just creepy!.
Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFAS
County Extension Director for
Nassau County and Nassau
County Horticulture Agent III,
is a University ofFlorida facul-
ty member. Mail questions to
Garden Talk, c/o Rebecca
Jordi, Nassau County
Extension, 543350 US 1,
. Callahan, FL 32011. Visit

Innovative Ozzies at Wine Fest

Amelia Island Wine Festival
is pleased to announce that two
wineries from Australia, Peter
Lehman Winery of Barossa
land Evans Family's'Nine Stone
Wines of Hunter Valley, will be
at the festival Oct 12..
Twice awarded -the,
International Winemaker of the
'Year and three times awarded
Best Australian Producer at the
International Wine & Spirit
Competition, Peter Lehmann
Wines has developed a repu-
tation as one of Australia's most
respected wine producers.
When pressured byhis bosses
in the 1970s to renege on a
handshake deal he'd struck
with the grape growers, Peter
Lehmann decided to embark
on his own and with the help of
the local community, ,bought
all the grapes himself, He craft-
ed them, bottled them, sold
them and has continued doing
so every since.
This premium quality wine
selection encompasses all tra-
ditional Barossa favorites and is
a tribute 'to the man and the
.winemaking paradise he called
home. With each vintage, over
140 grape growers supply the
winery with the best fruit from
over 900 of the best vineyards
located throughout the Barossa
Valley and beyond.
From the first wine ever
sold, "The Futures," which was
sold to friends and family on a

Peter Lehman, above, crafts wines with grapes fr6m the
vineyards of more than 140 growers in the Barossa
Valley of Australia and beyond.

"pay now and we'll deliver in
two years," the Futures series
remains a selection of excep-
Stional quality Barossa wines,
S.The Evans Wine Company,
founded in 1980, is named for
its founder Len Evans, who was
an original innovator and pro-
moter of Australian wines. Its
label, Nine Stone, specializes
in wines from the Hunter

., Valley, which has .an estab-
lishedreputation of high qual-
ity stone fruit. Special tb enjoy.
will be their Shiraz and.'a
"wines will be well-represented
at the festival with Wines from
Peter Lehman Wine'ry, Nine
Stonries'.Wines and Yangarra
Estate Winery."
STickets are now on sale for

the "Taste the Southern
Hemisphere," showcasing
award-winning wines from
Argentina, Chile, Australia,
New Zealand and South Africa
on 'Oct. 1f2 among the moss-
draped oaks and reflective
lagoon at the Shops of Omni
Amelia Island Plantation. :
Stroll along the Wine Walk,
sample wines from over 20
wineries and talk with indus-
try representatives, all without
a passport or jetlag. Purchase
a bottle or a case at the Wine
Tent. Wine Ticket holders also
will enjoy food tasting from
local restaurants in the
Restautirant Court. The Wine
Walk is open to everyone to
shop for artisan-crafted treas-
/ Wander down-the Wine
Walk ,to the award-winning
Amelia Farmers Market, which
will be open normal hours Oct.
12 from 9 p.m. Visit
The Amelia Island Wine
* Festival would like to,thankits
* sponsors, the Amelia Islahd
,Conyention & Visitors Bureau,
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores,
Fernandina Beach News-
Leader, Beachview Rentals and
Amelia Hotel at the Bedach for
their important role in bringing
this festival to the community
Visit or
call 491-4872.. :

Walking' Nassau plans Cumberland trip'

Walkin' Nassau is planning
walk on the mid-island trail of
Cumberland Island, Ga., on
Sept. 21. Participants must
check in for the ferry in down-
town St. Marys, Ga., by 11:15
a.m. The group will return on

.." .- X &

the 2:45 p.m. ferry, or you may
continue and.take the last ferry.
Ferry reservationss are
required in advance by calling
(912) 882-4335 or 877-860-6787.
The fee is $20 adults and $18
seniors. The park user fee is

$4,' paid the day, of the: event.
There are no food or drink
vendors on the island so par-
ticipants should bring bottled
water and a snack like trail mix,
crackers or nuts. This is a rural
island and the trails are mod-

e'rately 'difficult, with some
rugged areas. The walk will be
about 3-miles.
For information and if you
would like to carpool, contact
Jane Bailey at dnjbailey@mind- or 261-9884. .


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f Jernandina Beach Middle School quarterback Joe Lupone, left; and running back Jordan Parker; right, dodge Callahan Middle School
R. Ramblers Tuesday. at Pirate Field.

ambl blank B Pirate: 13-0
S. .61MSlFM

It was a tough night Tiies- I_
"dayfor the Fernandina Beach X .
Middle Sc-hotol Pirates, as the.. .
visiting Callahan Ramblers
were able to power their way
=to a-13-0 win.
.We played sloppy football. '
We were out-played on both
lines of scrimmage and had
too many turnovers. When
you play the way we did
against a tough team like
Callahan it's hard to get a
win," FBMSCoach Cam
Harrison said.
Jarrid Lewis led FBMS
with three rushes for 15
Robert McKiiney was a,
force to be reckoned with on. ,uo j h E0, 1
the field for the Pirate de- .,
fense, racking up 13 tackles
and a quarterback sack..'
Jordan Parker had seven
tackles and tw6 sacks. Daw- FBMS's Walker Bean,
ton Tiner had six tackles and above, in a huddle.
a pair of QB sacks. Teammate Carlos Parker,
The Piratds host Episcopal right, is brought down by a ._ ... . ...... ,
Tuesday night at 6 p.m. pair of Rambler defenders. r,- .'

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FBMS's Josh Blizzard, above, with a tackle for the Pirates. Robert McKinney, above right, with a stop for FBMS and, below left, handling punt-
ing duties. Jarrid Lewis, below right, with a carry for FBMS.


pro tennis



Sept. 22-29
The Omni Amelia Island
Plantation once again wel-
comes tennis enthusiasts to
Racquet Park as the United
States Tehnnis Assd6ciation
hosts the resort's fourth
$10,000 Amelia Island Wo-
men's Tennis Championships
Sept. 22-29.
A world-renowned tennis:
resort, the Omni Amelia Z
Island Plantation is noted for
its distinctive southern set-
ting under a canopy of
Spanish moss-covered live
The field for the $i10,000
Amelia Island Women's
Tennis Championships, a
USTA Pro Circuit event, will,
feature 32 singles and 16 dof-
bles teams.
; Presented by Emanon
Records, the tennis tourna-
ment will feature 18 players.
from 11 countries who have:
been selected according to
their rankings. The addition.
14 spots will be determined
b%, the qualifying draw of 64
players and wildcards given .
to promising up-and-coming.
young Americans.
Risingwomen's competi-::
tors will contend in the
Amelia Island Women's
Tennis Championships with -
players ranked as high as No.
300 in the world.
Play will begin each day at
10 a.m. at Racquet Park at the
Omni Amelia Island Planta-
tion tennis resort, with the
singles finals to be held Sept.
29 at 11 a.m., followed by the
doubles final.
.frv inf't thfidai' pa y lis
coliplimntary and entry into
the finals will be a $10 dona-
tion to Juvenile Diabetes
Research Foundation.
The week of professional
tennis on Amelia Island will
also include a complimentary
Wilson's Kids Day Sept. 22
from 3-5 p.m.; a Pro-Am tour-
nament and dinner Sept, 23.
from 4-7:30 p.m. for $75 per
person; anda ROGY tennis
tournament Sept. 28 from 9-
11 a.m. for $20 entry fee.
For.information on any of
the events or players at the
Amelia Island Women's
Tennis Championship, con-
tact the Amelia Island Cliff
Drysdale Tennis team at the
pro shop at 277-5145.
"The Omni Amelia Island
Plantation is incredibly excit-
ed to host another USTA tour-
nament full of fresh talent, :
like the Amelia Island Wo-
men's Tennis Champion-
ships," said Scott Colebourrie,
director of tennis at the
resort. "Racquet Park has a.
history full of women tennis
stars and this tournament is a
great opportunity to watch
the rising stars in women's .
For ticket, sponsorship or
volunteer information, call
the Omni Amelia Island,
Plantation Tennis Pro Shop at
For information on Omni
Amelia Island Plantation, call
1-800-The-Omni or visit omni-

Racquet Wars this
weekend at Omni
A Racquet Wars Tourna-'
ment will be held today
through Sunday at Omni
Amelia Island Plantation.
This adult waterfall tennis
tournament is a new, unique
format that will be held at the
Amelia Island Plantation for
the first time ever.
The tournament offers
women's, men's and mixed
doubles draws and features:
players from across Florida
and the southern states.
Play will be from 10 a.m.
The tournament has more ;
than 100 players entered and
spectators are encouraged to
watch the action at Racquet

There is no charge for
. spectators and entrance is
next the Verandah
For information, visit
www.racquetwars. corn or call


Pak's Karate Academy of Fernandina Beach had 44 students participate in the 2013
United Tang Soo Do Federation Mayor's CupTournament in Jacksonville July 20.
Students competed in forms and/or sparring divisions. More than 800 competitors from.
across the U.S. participated. Competitors are pictured above with Master Peeples and
Master Carolyn. Aaron Chester, first sparring; Gray Sladek, first sparring; Ashton
Eslinger, first sparring; RayEslinger, first forms, third sparring; Hampton Dowling, sec-
ond sparring; Miranda Crane, second sparring; Matthew Crane, second sparring;
Alexandra Chester, third sparring; Matthew Suhr, second sparring; Kalani Tucker, third
sparring; OlivlaJKeal, second sparring; Gabrielle Gillespie,.third sparring; Kai' .
McGreevy, second sparring; Jacob MdBeth, second sparring; Victor Chavez-Ferreira, first
forms,'second sparring; Sara Maloy, first forms, second sparring; Jacob Hutchinson,
third sparring; Kadtie Mott, first forms; Nathan Reynolds, first forms; Emily Boyle, first
forms, second sparring; Nathaniel Jones, first fornis; TyIer Clements, first sparring;
Daisy Adams, second sparring; Michad Ahi, first forms, second sparring; Morgan
Coleman, first forms, second sparring; James Hendrix, first'forms, sparring; Jordan
Ankersen, first sparring; Alexa Clifton, first sparring; Anthonby Balsamo, first forms; sec- :
ond-sparring; Marc Moriconi, first sparring; lan Head, first forms, second sparring;.
Harrison Towles, first forms, second sparring; Willianm' Robinson, first forms, first spar-
ring; Jeremiah Giedrys, first forms, first sparring; Madeline Mott, first sparring; Uriah
Giedrys, first forms, second sparring; Todd DeVane, first sparring; Geoffrey Martinez, :
first sparring; Jay Adams, first forms, second sparring; 'Kevin Patterson, first forms, first
sparring; and Deyvin Dutta, second sparring.
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- FallballsIgn-upf
The-open registration peri-
od, for. Fermandina Beach
Babe Ruth fall baseball runs'
through Sept. 14. Tryoutand ,
c, ad4^aru et.^.eag
c uns util'tthe week before,.,
Thanksgiving. Cost is $65 per
p,: layer. Visit .

YukehUttle League
Yulee Little League will
?'.hold its annual board meeting
SSept 26 at 6:30 p.m in the
-gym at theYulee Sports
Complex All volunteers are
Sencouraged.-to attend to vote
for the 2014 Board of
Directors. Email yuleelittle-

"The Ben Byrns 5K Runway
Rally is returning for its sec-
ond year, again benefiting the'
.Boys and, Girls Clubs of.
Nassau Countyand the
-Nassau Humane Society The
.-ieventstarts at 8 a.m. Sept.14
at.the Femandina Beach air-
port on Airport Road just off
the Amelia Island Parkway.'
,The rally is a non-competitive
event, and both runners and
Walkers are welcome.

2013 SC

S Varsity Fooriall
S Sept 13 at Hiiiard 730
Sepl 20 at Episcopal 700
Sept 27 at Menendez 700
Or 11 'at West Nassau 7:30
SOct 18 TAYLOR CO.' .(HC) 7:00
Ier at Madison County' 7:30
,iov 8 at Christ Church 7:00
: ~. D i s t r i c t '
'" VarSityFoptball
Sept.20'FORREST 7:00
Sept 27 at Wolfon' .-7:00
Oct 4 'atpaxon* ,7:00
Oc 11 "'RFIBAuLT 7:30
Oct 18, BAKER COUNTY- 7:00
Oct 24 1 Bai-nop Kenny' .7:00
Nov. 1' 'STANTON (HC) 7:00
Nov 8 .WESTNASSAU 7:30
D sirnc!. i
Sept. 13 STANTON 6:30
;g4pi 1'7 at West Nassau 6:30
-eepl 23 UNIVERSITY CHRIST. 6:30
Sept 26 at'Camden County 6:00
Oct. 8 at Andrew Jackson' 6:30
Oct 10 WEST NASSAU 6:30
Oct 12 DigPink at Fletcher TBA
Oct. 15 at Trinity Christian 6:30
Oct 17 'at Hilliard 6:30
Oct. 21-22, 24 District at FBHS
SDistrict JV matches at 5:30 p.m.

Junior Varsity Football
Sept. 19 YULEE 6:00
Oct. 3' at Bolles 7:00
,,Oct 10 WEST NASSAU 6:00
'Oct 23 'at Yulee 6:00
I . GirlsGolf
Sept. 14 FundraiserajAmelfa River
Sept'. 16 HILLIARD 4:00
Sept. 24 at Bishop Kenny 4:00
Sept. 25' at West Nassau 4:30
Sept. 26 at Yulee 4:30
Sept. 30 PROVIDENCE 4:00
Oct 7 at Providence 4:00
Oct. 14 District
;:,Oct 22 Regional
Sept. 13-14 at OVA tourney

Registration is $25, Forms
are available at Current Run-
ning, .815 S. Eighth St., and
Red Otter Outfitters, 1012
Atlantic Ave. Register online
at Call 26_
985 or email Wngyros W*i

The Basketball Club of, .
;Fl orida AAU organization '
Based in Femandina is hold-'
ing tryouts for several age
groups of players who live
within Nassau Co.unty. Also,
visit the BCF website at
Swww.bfhoopsJorg. '
*11U girls'(fourth and fifth
:grade) Oct. 19 from 9-11 a.m.
at First Baptist Church in .', '
Femandina. Contact Coach
Millar at tniliarhome@bell- "
south.iet. ; ;- '
12U girls (sixth grade) :
Sept 15 from 3:30-430 p.m.
at the Peck Gym in ,
Femandina. Contact Coach-
Nantz at
jnantz@bcfhoops org ;. .
11U boys (fourth and fifth
grade) Sept. 15 from 1'30-
3;30 p.m. at the Peck Gym in
Femandina. Cotact Coach
Schweizer at phil@kkmarket-


Sept 17 PONtE VEDRA 5:30/6:30
Sepl 19 at Episcopal 5:30/6:30
Sept 24 RAINES' 5:30/6:30
Sept 26 at Bolles : 5:30/6:30
Oct 1 MANDARIN 5:30/6:3b0
Oct. 3 at Yulee'." '5:30/6:30
"Oct. 8 FLETCHER '5:30/6:30
Oct: 9 'JACKSON' 5:30/6:30
Oct. 11-12,at Bolles Invitational ; .
Oct. 16 'at Fleming Island ,. 5:30/6:30
Oct..18-19 JV tourney at BK =. .
'Oct. 21-24 DISTRICT'44A
SDistrict '
Swimming .
Sept 14 at Bulldog Invltatiohal, Bolles
Sept 19 FLORIDAD&B' . '4:00
Oct. 8 'at NE FIo ida Inv., Bolles
Oct. 10 at Florida D&B 4:00
Oct: 24 District 2-2A
Nov. 1 Region 1-2A
Nov. 9 ,State 2A at Stuart .
Sept 21 at Alligator Lake Invite, LC
Sept 28 at Ponte Vedra Invite
Oct. 1 County at Hilllard I : 4:30
Oct. 12 FSU Inivite, Tallahlssee
Oct. 19 AMELIA INVITE 8ant
Oct. 24 District 3-2A ,
Nov. 2' Region 1-2A at Lake City
Nov. 9 State 2A at Tallahassee
Sept 17 EPISCOPAL 6:00
Sept 24 at Duval Charter 6:00
Oct. 8 CAMDEN 5:00
Oct. 15 at Yulee 6:00
Football ,
Sept 24 'at Camden 5:00
Oct. 8 at Bolles 6:00
Oct. 22 CALLAHAN 6:00
-Sept. 13 at Femrnandlna 5:30/6:30
Sept. 16 BAKER 5130/7
Sept 19 at Callahan 5/6:30
Sept. 20 BOLLES 5:30/7
Sept. 23 at Baker 5/6:30
Sept. 26 B team champ at CMS
Sept. 27 County at Hlliard

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temperature at El Azizia in
Li b3 u oai ed to 136, degrees
t" establish' a world' record.
To make matters e ven more
uncomfortable jn that part of
the world,. a severe ghibi, or
dust storm, was in progress.

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* *.. .'-- ,1 got involved with astronomy through aesthetics, although at the time I had no idea what that meant Asa kid, the; night sky was
", *' i *. ,, a very saiy place, but the beauty and mystery 'of those stars flung against the heavenly vault compelled me to look up. On one
'**if, 4 "blustery autumn evening, while walking to a cub 'pack meeting, I did just that and witessed a bright meteor.scorch the blackness.
A *That meteor got me to reading, particularly our home encyclopedia. The Book of Knowledge. vich prided mne with answers;
S" and here I am, some 55 years later still intrigued ,with the mystery and wonder of it all. I have always called astronomy, the
beautiful science," and I to partake in that beauty by viewing the heavens about 45 minutes'after sundown on Sunday. 'Septernmer 8, when
the second and third brightest sky objects, the 'moon and Venus, will be in close conjunction, under two degrees apart from each Other. Check out the
moon the day before, about 30 minutes after sundown. It will be' very low in the WSW Sweep the horizon with binoculars to enhance the contrast
of the razor thin crescent ,moon against the bright sky background. Even.if you don't locate the moon, look for. Veinusabove and to the moon's left
because that is where the moon will be located on Sunday. Venus will be found about one binocular field above the hotizon. 45 minutes after sunset.
and easily seen to the unaided eye. On Monday evening, Luna will be next to dazzling Venus. As dusk deepns; yqu'll-notice even the unlit portion of
the moon glowing from the reflected light of a nearly full Earth as seen from the moon. That's called earthshine, and it will appear spectacular through
binoculars. You'll also notice Saturn above and to the left of Venus. A thicker, brighter crescent moon will be situated about five degrees to Saturn's
right on Monday. Pictures are online at

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 NEWS News-Leader

Young gardener waters the vegetable garden at the Boys & Girls Cliub.

Tomatoes thrive-

For the News'Leader
Do you have a youngster
who has a green thumb? Or
who you would like to have a
green thumb? Then the Boys
& Girls Clubs is the place for
that youngster to "get green."
Some four years ago, a
multi-talented lady named
Munsell McPhillips proposed
a new program for the Miller
Freedom.Club on Old
Nassauville Road. It would
Teach youngsters the basics of
agriculture by hands-on grow-
ing of vegetables and flowers
on plots of ground behind the
club building. She designed a
structured "curriculum" to be
presented one day each week
over a 12-week course. It con-
sisted of segments ranging
frori.planting seeds to grow-
ing food.crops, complete with
Show plants work, how to care
Sfor them, what they produce

and how nutritious they are.
McPhillips then recruited vol.
unteers to run the program
and got the backing of club
staff to select a dozen kids
from the third-grade group to
: parlicipale. They named the
program "Top Tomatoes."
Top Tomatoes has blos-
somrned at each of the local
Boys & Girls Clubs with a
dedicated area fo i cultivation
staked out behind each club
building. It is one of their
most popular activities, with a
waiting list every year to join.
Generally the young people*
spend a year in the program
and then move ,on to othi--i
activities, but a.le.w want t.!
continue and can become
mentors to the younger mem-
bers next year. .
Every-thing used in Top
Tomatoes is donated: the gar-
dening tools, seeds, plants,
the 2xl0s that line the plots
and the shed for storage. Thb

people at Lowe's are big bene-
factors for Top Tomatoes and
the.Roberts Club garden is
sponsored by Baptist Medical
Center Nassau Horticulture
SThis school year the pro-'
gram action will start in early
October when the season is :
Srighl fotbr planting The volun-
teers who make this program
a success will assernble at the
garden plots and introduce a
new group of youngsters to
the mysteries of glowing
stuff. At the Miller Club, vo1-
. uit,:ei ar- led b- Libby
Wilkes. .% while at the Roberts:
.Club, Nancy Carpenter leads
a group of gardeners. ..
So sign up your child to be
a-member at either of the
clubs the Roberts Club on
LimeStreet in Frnandina
Beach or the Miller Club in
Yulee, and ask the club staff :
about getting into theTop
Tomatoes program. :

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Join us on Saturday, September 28 in celebrating our 15ih
Anniversary! \\ e're dirowing a huge parry at Oiprey V\'illage
wiLh Food, live music, a car showm, bounce house, caricature

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Jim Marino and David Caplet. toast at last year's Chef's
Dinner benefiting the Katie Caples Foundation to raise
.organ donor awareness. '

'Toast for Katie'

to help s

SA "Toast for Katie," the
third annual chef's dinner
'benefiting the Kalic Ciples /
Foundation, will showcase
the talents of five local cli-h
:nar-y masters on Sunday, Oct.
'13 at Omni Amelia Island
Guests will enjoy hours
d'oeuvres.and champagne fol-
lowed by a fivt-course dinner
with wine pairings. The annu-.
"al event was created two
years ago when Jaime
LeBlanc, executive chef at
"Osprey Village, invited a few:
chefs into the kitchen to pre-
pare a one-of-a-kind experi-
ence for guests and to benefit
Sa cause that has been close to
him for years.
"I remember Dave Caples
sharing his story about Katie
and the vision of the
Foundation After p:irticipat-
ing in.the first ,ltie Rtid.' for
Life I've been hooked ever
since." said LeBlanc "The
dinner seemed like an ideal
opportunity for the chefs and

ave lives
guests to have some fun and
give back to the Foundation."
The first two dinners were
hosted at Osprey Village but,.
tli:, popularity of the.event
created a need to expand the
venue. This year Omni
Amelia Island Plantation is
busting the dinner and will
also, be featuLring three of the
resort's chefs Brennan
Pickren, Chef at Oceanside;
Chris Pickren, Banquet Chef
and Daven War'dynski,
Executive Chef of Omni
Amelia Island&Plantation. In.
addition, LeBlanc and
Michael Gass, Chef/Owner at
elley's Courtyiard Cafe, will
return for the third year in a
"Toast for Katie has
allowed the Foundation an
opportunity to expand
beyond the popular, Katie
Ride and Katie \VWalk." said
Lance Jones, director of
Special Events for the Katie
TOAST Continued on 5B

Get your blues

T hethird annualAmelia Island
Blues Festival kicks off tonight
S with a free concert from 6-8
p.m. at Centre and Second
streets downtown.featuring Albert
Castiglia and the "Blues in School"
Band. Please bring a boxed or canned
good for the local Barnabas Food Bank.
The Palace Saloon on Centre Street will,
host an alier-part..: '.'. '.
Saturday is a ticketed event at the
Fernandina Harbor Marina from 10:30
a.m.-8 p.m. Tickets are S20 in advance at and out-
lets around town, or $25 at the gate,
Children',under 12 are admitted free.

Guests should bring a comfortable
beach chair and mark itwith your name
or other identifier. You can leave the
gated festival area and return as often as
you like. No coolers, outside food or
drink will be allowed, but will be avail-
able for purchase. /I
B.B. King's youngest daughter,
Claudette, opens the event at 11:15 a.m.,
followed by the Josh Miller Blues
Review at 12-15 p in. Roger "Hurricane"
Wilson returns to the festival thisyear,
taking the stage with the Shuffilc
Junkies at 1:15 p.m. John Nemeth, Zac
Harmon and Ana Popovic round out the
afternoon's entertainment, with Ben.:

the day.
event clos- Mud Morganfield
Ser is Mud
Morgan- .. : .
field, the oldest son of blues icon Muddy
Waters. If the wind kicks up fulks might
think they are in Chicago Sheifilc-d'- at
the Palace will host an after-party start-
ing at 10:30 p.m. Visit wwwv amneliai-land-
bluesfestcom for details and tickets



Carol Winner,. -
artist and owner of '
Gallery C will be
showing new paint-
ings, including .
"Egan's Creek Fall,"
on Saturday from 5-8
p.m. apart of the I
monthly )Second"- i
Saturday Arh'trageCiOs-
:Artwalk Also on view are Winner'-jewehli ,
miiixed media angels,. handbags arid rnoi -
Gallery C is located at 21\-B Ash St and is
bpen 11 a.m.-5 p.m. every day, closed
Wednesdays. Call 583-4676. : . :

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The'Island Art
Association, 18 N.
-Second St., is hosting
John and Andrea .
Mateer as the featured
artists for September.
As an exhibiting mem-
ber of the association,
Andrea's paintings are
displayed in the galklery
throughout the year Johln has just recently
begun to display his fused glass creations, win-
. ning anl Honoi able Mention with his first Art :
. Nouveau entry. Both John and Andrea use
color primarily to achieve form, composition

and light in their cre-
Meet them at the,
Second Saturday
Artrageous Artwalk
opening reception at
the gallery on -
Saturday from 5-7 "
p m with the gallery remaining open until 8
p.m. .
The Seventh Street Gallery presents a.
spectacular show on Saturday a gathering of
: some of the community's 2013 favorite artists,
each contributing new pieces. Who's who:
Susan Henderson, Susie Sax, Jim Widerman,

Paul Massing, Bill .
Birdsong, Joe
Winston, Beverly
Hansen, Steve l beim-
berg, Lea Gallardo and
Wayne Howard. That
means glass, pottery,
collage, photography,
watercolor, abstract,
realism, nature,
acrylics and oil.
The reception is
Saturday from 5-8 p.m. at the gallery, 14S."
Seventh St. It can also be viewed the following.
two Saturdays during the farmers" market
hours,9am.-l p.m For questions and addi- .
tional viewing times, call 432-8330.

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Agency of Nassau Countywill host a*" Day of
Service and Remembrance" on Saturday. Sept. 14

at the Peck Center
Auditorium.516 South 10th
St.. from 10 a.m.1 p.m.
Activilieswill include a
presentation bv Amnerican
Legion Post 174. disaster
preparedness. health and
wellness. Iree I c)od distribu-
tion, face painting for chil-
dren. ra fie drawings and


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gieaways. For information call the NFCAA at .
261 0801.

SFree ai plane rides for kids ages 8-17 will be
ollered Sept. 14 from 9 a.m.-: p.m. at the
Fernanditna Beach airport. sponsored by Chapter
S943. Experimental Aircraft Association. The 'free
rides are olfe'red in conjunction with the second
annual Ben Byrns 5K Runway Rally, benefiting
lthe Boys and Girls Clubs of NaSsau County and
the Nassau Humane Society. The race starts at 8:
a.m. Saturday at the Fernandina airport, on.
Airport Road just off the Amelia Island Parkway.

Plane ride participants
must be accompanied by a
parenttor guardian. Call taic
Gary Grimsley at 321-6799
for information. For more
on the 5K run and 1-mile
:kids' fun run/walk, \,lisit, Current '. f .
Running. 815S. Eighth St.,
or Red Otter'Outfitters, 1012Atlantic Ave.

Cats Angels, Inc. SPCA presents a "Walk on the
Wild Side Safari' at the Catty Shack Ranch
Wildlife Sanctuary in Jacksonville frbm 6-8:30'
,p.m. Sept. 21. Enjoy a guided tour of the sanctuary
and experience the night feeding of Siberian

, tigers,
and bob-

Cats An~eIs, Z~ $PCA

are $23 adults anid $13 for children under 11.
Complimentary dessert and beverage will be
served. Tickets can be purchased at Cats Angels
Thrift Store, 709 S. Eighth St., Monday-Saturday

from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Or call Jan ai 583-2870."
This fundraiser is tax deductible and benefits
Cats Angels and Catty Shack. Visit ,
Cats Angels. Inc. SPCA a 501(c)3 nonprofit
organization, receives no government monies and
relies solely on donations, grants and fundraising "
to support its, work. Visit tsa n




will host a
Walk to End \
Alzheimer's. aiiheimert assdat "-
Sept. 21 at 8 ,
a.m. in Central .
Park. Learn aboutAlzheimers disease and how to
get involved, from advocacy opportunities.
research and clinicalitrial enrollmrnent, to support
programs and services. In addition to the 3-mile
walk, enjoy a tribute to those who have experi
enced or are experiencing Alzheimer's. Start or
join a team at
Funds raised will provide care and support
services to area residents living with Alzheimer's
and help advance research.


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The American Legion
Auxiliary Unit 54 will serve
hamburger or hot dog
plates with potato salad on
Sept. 14 from 5-7 p.m. for a
$7,0onation. Dinners may be
picked up at the Post, located
at 626S.Third St.AII pro-
ceeds go back into programs
for veterans, children and the'
comnunjty., .
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The VFW Post 4351
Men's Auxiliary'will host a
Steak Night Sept. 14,at 5:30
p.m. for a $12 donation.
Dinner will include steak,
baked potato, corn on the cob
and salad. Karaoke to follow
with Eddie Carter. All mem-
bers and their guests are wel-
come. The VFW is located at
-96086 Wade's Place, under
-the Shave Bridge.
The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 17'at
the Femrnandina Beach
Police Department
Community Room, 1525
Lime St. Mitch Brown will
present "Our Ancestors and
Their Taxing Problems: Using
Tax Records as Genealogical
Resources." Tax rolls repre-
sent some of the most unique
resources available for
genealogical study, but they
also tend to be some of the
most underused. Brown will
discuss their nature and value
in solving genealogical prob-
lems. Public welcome.

TheJacksonville Public,
Library and the Florida
'State College at : '-
'Jacksonville Foundation
'will host My .Favorite
Cookbook, a fundraising
event to benefit the college's
culinary program. Bravo Top
Chef Season 9 fan favorite
runner-up Chef Grayson
Schmitz will give a presenta-
tion and sign books at the
Benefit Sept. 18 in the
Conference Center at the
SMain Library, 303 Laura St.
North, Call 630-BOOK (2665)
or visit

The Nassau County
Library System presents a
Women's Information
'Program with speaker,
author, seminar leader and
coach, Deb Cottle, on Sept.
19 from noon to 1 p.m. at
the Florida House Inn, 22 S.
"'.Third St.
SHear Cottle speak on "How
:'to Stay Motivated for More
Than A Day!" With her four-
step GUTS Formula, Cottle
-will help participants create a
-less stressful more joyous life
'for themselves and those
around them. Visit
Admission is free. Cottle
will sign her books and CD's
Following the presentation.
Lunch tickets are $12 each at
'the library on North Fourth
Street, with a choice of chick-
en salad or roasted veggie
Scroissant with chopped salad,
Homemade chips and drink.
Deadline is Sept. 16. Visit
S* *
The Class Of 1957 will
meet for dinner at Cedar
River on Sadler Road on
Sept..19 at 5 p.m.
The Men's Newcomers
Club of Amelia Island will
hold its first lunch-meeting
for the 2013-14 year on
Sept. 19 at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club at 11:30 a.m.
Chief James Hurley,
Fernandina Beach Police
Department, will discuss
crime in and around Amelia
Island .and how the programs
and services offered by the
department help to prevent
crime. "
Tickets are $15 if reserva-
tions are made by Sept. 14
and $17 at the door. For
reservations, call Bob Keane,
277-4590. All men, whether
new or longtime Nassau
County residents, are wel-
come to attend the meeting
andjoin the club. Visit

The Fernandina Beach
High School Class of 1967
reunion will be held Sept.
21,5:30-10:30 p.m., at the
SOyster Bay Yacht Club Bay
House. Low country boil,
BYOB, set-up provided.
Tickets are $25 per person.
RSVP and mall check or'
money order to Dale Deonas,
9 North 14th St., Femrnandina
Beach, FL 32034, For infor- .
mation call Dorothy at (904)-
631-5151, Dale at (904)753-
4077, Frank at (904) 206-
3943 or Emma at 415-2036.
* .
American Legion Post 54
at 626 S. Third St. will host
a Hobo Hoedown from 5-7
p.m. Sept. 27. Bring two cans
of non-perishable food to
donate to local food pantries.
One can, goes to the pantry
and the other will be dumped
into a large stockpot for,Hobo
The Legion will donate the
meat and broth and after folks
donate their can and dump it
in the big stew pot, organizers
will wash out the can and
write their name on it. When
the stew is cooked, people
pay'$,E and'can eat all the'
stew.they want from their can.
There will be live music.
"Dress bummy" and bring
your appetite. For information.
call Marge Brewer at 415-
1893 or American Legion Post
54 at 261-7900.

The ninth annual
Jacksonville Tattoo
Convention will be held
Sept. 27-29 at the Wyndham
Riverwalk, 15,15 Prndential
Drive, featuring artists from all
over the country, vendors,,
contests, entertainment and
food. Visit www.convention- Admission is $2V
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from the "Celebrity Walter
Luncheon" at Ciao Italian
Bistro in downtown
Fernandina Beach at 11:30
a.m. Oct. 3 and 4, with addi-
tional seating until 2 p.m.
On Oct. 3 State Rep. Janet
Adkins will be the maitre d'
and city commissioners the
waiters. On Oct 4, State Sen.
Aaron Bean will be the maitre
d' and county commissioners
will be waiters. Lunch is $10.
Seating is limited. Call 206-
4311 for reservations.
Join the Nassau County
Council on Aging for "A
Sentimental Journey," an
Art Deco themed gala
fundraiser from 7-10 p.m.
Oct. 4 at the Omni Amelia
Island Plantation featuring
music, live and silent auctions
and more. Tickets are $75.
For .information call 261-0701',
,or visit

St. Michael Academy's
fifth annual Wine Tasting
Gala Is Nov. 16 at Omni
Amelia Island Plantation.
Festivities begin with a wine
and craft beer tasting, fol-
lowed'by a three-course seat-
ed dinner created by national-
ly renowned chef Daven
Wardynski. Live and silent
auctions, dancing to live
music and a raffle for incredi-
Sble prizes round out the fun. -
Black tie optional. To buy tick-
ets and donate visit
P' 4*00
Amelia Island
Montessori will celebrate Its
40th anniversary with a
Ruby Jubilee Gala at the
Omni Amelia Island
Plantation Resort on Dec. 7,
including custom dinner
menu, open bar, dancing with
a and more than
200 liVe aridsilent auction
items. In years past, AIMS.
has raised upwards of
$40, its'galas that draw
hundreds of local residents.
Tables of 10 are $1,000 and
individual tickets $125 at
www.ameliaislandmontes- . or by calling 261- :
Discounted room reserva-
tions are available by calling
261-6161 and referencing the
Amelia Island Montessori
Gala Room Block.

St. Marys Little Theatre
presents "You're a Good
Man, Charlie Brown" today,,.-
Sept. 14, 20 and 21 at 7 p.m'. "
and on Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. at
Theatre by the Trax, 1000
Osborne Road, St. Marys,
Tickets are $12 for adults
and $8 tr children 12 and
under. Visit www.stmaryslll- or call (912)
729-1103. ,
"The Dixie Swim Club" is
at Alhambra Theatre and
Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd.,
through Sept. 15. Show
-times are 8 p.m. Doors open
at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is
served until 7:30 p.m. f
Matinees Saturday are at 1:15
Sp.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.
Call the box office at (904)
641-1212 or visit www.alham-
Amelia Community
Theatre will hold auditions
for the dramatic thriller
"Yankee Tavern" from 6-9
p.m. on Sept. 16 at 209
Cedar St.
The show is'directed by
Bob Weintraub'and perform-
ances are in' November'in the
Studio 209 Theatre.
The cast includes three
men and one woman: Adam'
is a young man (20s/30s)
working on his thesis in gov-
ernment and planning a
career with the CIA; ,
Janet Is Adam's fiance,
unaware of the conspiracy in
which she is about to be.
engulfed; Ray, the lynchpin of
the story, is an older eccentric
who engagingly spins one
conspiracy theory after anoth-
er; and there is Palmer; the
mysterious middle-aged
stranger, who knows more
than he should.
For more information or to

checkout a script, call 261-
6749. Those with 'audition
date conflicts may contact the
director at rukbat 1561 @ to arrange an
audition before Sept. 16,
"Mamma MIal" the
popular musical based on
the songs of ABBA -
returns to Jacksonville's
Times-Union Center's
Moran Theater Oct. 18-19.
Tickets are available at the
Artist Series Box Office
between 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Monday-Friday, at (904) 442-
BWAY (2929) and online at,

AMman in concert
Michael Allman, the eldest son of rock
legend Gregg Allman, will play the Dog Star
Tavern. 10 N. Second St., at 9:30 p.m
tonight. Tickets are $5. Call 277-8010.
Born July 2,1966 shortly before the for-
mation of the Allman Brothers Band, Michael
Allman djd not know who his father was until
age six His mother raised him until he was
17. when she started cancer treatments and
he went to live with his now famous father in
California. He led the "Michael Allman Band"
in the 1990s before settling into domestic lifrte
and facing his greatest obstacle, testicular
cancer, In 2002. After a full recovery, he
returned to music. In 2009 he released
"Michael Allman's Hard Labor Creek." Having
the look and sound of his father during his
younger years, a Michael Allman show Is
both a tribute to his genetic roots and a
reflection of his own past through original
Stanm nights
The final Starry Nights, Music In the Park
performance is Sept. 14 from 7-9 p.m. at the
St. Marys Waterfront Park in downtown St.,
Marys, Ga: The featured act is "The Just
Jazz Quartet" with tunes from classics like
Duke Ellngton and Miles Davis. Bring your
lawn chairs and your dancing shoes. Call the
St. Marys Welcome Center at (912) 882-
Rev valFest
Revival Feet will Sept. 14 at
the old Paint Shops at the Georgia State
Railroad Museim in Savannah, Ga., featur-
ing two stages,, 12 bands, a pig roast and
oyster roast, a craft. bourbon-tasting tent,
craft beers atd farm-to-table food
A portion of the proceeds will benefit
the Savannah Children's Museum,
located on the site. Music will focus
on blues,' Southernm.rock, Americana,
bluegrasS, gospel, folk and soul with a
combination of loCal, regional and national
acts. Vist or call (478).
Rehearsals for An Evening in December
2013 begin Sept; 15 at 5 p.m. at Amelia
Baptist Chumrch. Ram Helton, music minister,
welcomrp singers from throughout Northeait
Florid a to join, the 17th edition of An Evening
in December.
.. The program will be-performed Dec. 13'
and 15 at 7 p.m. Rehearsals will be held
Each Sunday at Amelia Baptist Church from
S5-6 p.m. Filndout more Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. at
-Amell-Baptist, 961167 Buccaneer Trail at
the roundabout where South' Fletcher meets
Fli:st Coast Highway.
Call Heiton at 261-9527 for Information or
to arrange for childcare during rehearsals.
Shlcwasewoicei'tr 'i *l''i:.]- /
The Jacksonville Sings!'UNF'lthvcase'
Concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Sept
27-At Lazzara Performance Hall on the UNF
campuqln. Jacksonville. Admission Is free.
Cal the box office at (904) 620-2878 for
directions or details.
Jazz for seniors
Enjoy a free jazz concert on Sept.-29 from
S2-3 p.m. at Savannah Grand, 1900 Amelia
Trace Court, hosted by the Amelia Island
Jazz Festival with music by the Dynamic Les
DeMerle Trio featuring Bonnie Elsele, spon-
sored by Angel Watch Home Care and
Savannah Grand. Phorte 321-0898 for Infor-
The 26th Annual Great American Jazz
Series presents the UNF Jazz Studies facul-
ty in a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 19 at
Robinson Theatre on the campus of UNF in
Jacksonville. Tickets are $8, $12 and $20.
Call the box office at (904) 620-2878. Visit
Jacksonville Symphony season tickets
are available by calling (904) 354-5547.
Single-event tickets also are on sale. All con-
certs are in Robert E, Jacoby Symphony Hall
at the T'imes-Union Center for the Performing
Arts, unless otherwise noted. For informa-
tion, visit, like them at face- or follow them on
Twitter @jaxsymphony.
'Go n'Coastr
"Goin' Coastal Music Series" presents
The Lee Boys with supporting acts Parker
Urban Band and Spred The Dub on Oct. 5 at
Buccaneer Field (Pop Warner Football field).
Tickets are $10 In advance and $15 at the
door Music starts at 5:30 p.m.', immediately
after the city of Femandlna Beach 5th Annual
Butts and Brisket competition. Cold refresh-
ment will be served. Tickets can be pur-
chased at the Atlantic Recreation Center and
Dog StarTavern, 10 N. Second St. For infor-
matlon call 277-7350 or 277-8010. Join the
Facebook' page for the latest updates on the
Amelia Island jazz Festival
The Amelia Island Jazz Festival Is
Oct. 6-13 with headliner concerts by swing
masters the Royal Crown Revue, Oct. 11,
and smooth saxophonist Mmndi Abalr, Oct.
12, at the Omni Amelia Island Plantption
Resort Concert Pavilion, as well as other
exciting events, Including jazz'and blues
For the complete schedule of shows,
jam sessions and venues or to purchase

tickets- go to www.amellalslandjazzfestil
Sva|.com.,Frj' more Information call (904) 504-
4772or',mIl Info @amellalslandjazzfestl-
'.,;vajtiin ^ :
A not for profit 501 (o)(3) corpoiatlon,' the,
'Lea DeMerlo Amelia Island Jazz Festival dis-
tributes proceeds toward a college scholar-
ship program for aplring Jazz musicians.
The Nassau Community Band Is an
ensemble of amateur musicians, retired and

current music educators, even folks that
have not played since high school or
college. It welcomes all interested persons to
join them for rehearsals at 6 p.m. Thursday
at the Yulee Middle School band room,
85439 Miner Road. Email info@nassau call band
President Chuck Belinski at 277-1257 or
search "Nassau Community Band" on
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.ameliaNver-
The Couryard
.The Courtyard Pub &Eats, 316 Centre
St., John Springer on the piano inside
Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m and Thursday-
Saturday from ":30-10:30 p.m Call 432-
7086. Join them on Facebook at courtyard-
David's Restaurant and Lounge, 802 Ash
St., presents John Springer in the lounge
6:30 p.m.-close Tuesdays and Wednesdays,
SAaron Bing Thursday, Friday and Saturday
nights. Call 904-310-6049.
DogStar Tavern
'Dog Star Tavern, 10 N. Second St., pres-
ents Tropic Thunder, 9:30 p.m. Sept. 14,
free; Spade McQuade 9 p.m. Sept 19, free;
Rebecca Day Happy Hour 5-7 p.m and
Bread and Butter 9'30 p.m. Sept. 20, .free;
and Back from the Brink 9.30 p m. Sept. 21,
Every Tuesday is Working Class Stiff,
where mbsic is played strictly from vinyl and
1000's of vinyl records are available to
browse and purchase. Visit Dog Star on
Facebook and
Call 277-8010.
Florida House Inn
"Open Mike Night" each Thursday from
7:30-10:30 p.m. in the Mermaid Bar hosted
by local musician Terry Smith. Musicians per-
form a couple of songs and the audience
gets to hear new talent. Appropriate for the
whole family. No cover charge. Call Smith at
(904) 412-7665.
Green Turtle
The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St., live
music. Call 321-2324.
Hammerhead Beach Bar, 2045 S.
FletcherAve. Live music Visit Hammerhead
on Facebook. Contact Bill Cnilders at
bill@thepalacesaloon comn.
n..Instant-Gd oem ,1 ... .......,,........
SThe InstanttGroove.'featuring Lawrehnce
Holmes, Johnny Robinson, Scott Giddons
and Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday
night at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.
Dress Is casual. For information call Holmes
at 556-6772.
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318
Centre St., Sunday Bruch featuring the jazz
stylings of Gabriel Arnold from 11 a m. 2
p.m. Karaoke Sundays at 7'30 p.m Dan Voll
Tuesday at 7-p.m.; Jim Borcaro
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.; Davis Turner
Band Thursday-Saturday at 8:30 p.m.; and
Karaoke Sundays at 7:30 p.m. Call 261-
1000. Visit
Palac Soon
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St..
Schnockered Sunday; Ace Wlnn Monday;
Buck Smith Project Tuesday; DJ in Uncle
Charlie's Fridays and Saturdays. Call Bill
Chllders at 491-3332 or email bill@thep-
The Salty Pelican Bar& Grill, 12 N. Front
St., live music Thursday through Sunday.
Call,277-3811, or visit The Salty Pelican Bar
and Grill on Facebook.
Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910
Atlantic Ave., The Macys Wednesdays; and
line dancing Thursdays. Visit www.sandybot-
Seabreeze Sports Bar, in the Days Inn on
Sadler Road, live music.
Sheffield's at The Palace, 117 Centre
St., Speak Easy Saturdays with DJ 007
and late night dance mixes, doors open at
3:30 p.m.; Ms Katie Fair on piano
Tuesday 6-10 p.m.; Gary Ross
Wednesday 6-10 p.m., The Decades Band
Thursday 6-10 p.m. Call Bill Childers at
491 -3332 or mail lIIl@thepalace
saloon com.
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher
Ave., live music in the tiki bar from
6-10 p.m nightly and 1-5 p.m. Saturday
and Sundays, reggae Wednesdays
with Pill Pill; The Macy's in the lounge
Friday and Saturdays 6-10 p.m.; shag danc-
ing Sundays from 4-7 p.m.; music nightly
from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. In the Breakers Lounge.
Call 277-6652.
Visit Join

Sliders on Facebook and Twitter.
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199 South
Fletcher Ave., live entertainment all day
weekends and 5-9 p.m. every day on the
dedk; Call 261-5711 and visit their Facebook
Submit items and updates for this calen-
dar to Assistant Editor Sian Perry at
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FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 13,2013/News-Leader


Israel, Islam and the message of the cross

His comments pulled me in. As.a
writer for the Jerusalem Post, listen-
ing to Ari brought some critical
things into focus for me. Finally,
someone who seemed to know. As a
former soldier in the Israeli Defense
Force and devout worshiper of the.
God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,
Ari's insights where dripping with
things not heard on our news chan-
When possible, I love listening to
those of differing views. If nothing
else, it makes me'stop and ponder
why I believe the things I do. When
it came to Ari, though deeply Jewish,
his willingness to address a group of
Christians gathered in someone's
home touched me in ways I had not
expected. According to him, he too
left with a few things to ponder.
It started after he made an inter-

testing comment
about the philo-
sophical differ,
ences between
B ^ Judaism, Islam and
'According to him,
devout`Jewish peo-
ple tend to see
Christianity as'all
.PULPIT about mercy and
NOTES forgiveness. .
S Conversely,.when it
mira--,comes to Muslims,
Pastor devout.Jewisfi peo-
Rob Goyette ple tend to see their
view of God as
being all about justice and harsh
punishments for wrongdoing. For
the observant Jewish person, things
are different According to Ari, they
Ssee God as both just and merciful. To

him, this is what sets Judaism apart
from all the other religions of (he'
world. For me, it's the very thing
that links Christianity and Judaism
together. Here's how I respectfully
explained it to, Ari.
For the Christian, Jesus dying on
the cross is the ultimate act of both
God's justice and His mercy. Justice
in that, a crime had been committed
our sin and it needed to be paid
for with an appropriate consequence.
That's why Jesus had to die. On the,
issue of mercy, the fact that God laid
the punishment that belonged to us.,
' on Him and then extended forgive-
ness to all who believe, to me, that's
mercy at its best. Throw on top of'
that the resurrection of Jesus from
the dead, and all the pieces come
According to both Jewish and

Christian scriptures, death came into
the world as a result of Adam and
Eve's sin. For the Christian, the idea
of God raising Jesus from the dead
makes perfect sense. 'If death came
into the world as a result of sin, then
it's only fitting that life from the dead
would be the result of payment for
sin. In essence, the resurrection of
Jesus Christ is God's'way of demon-.
strating'that justice is'settled and His
mercy is available to all who repent
and believe. I told Ari, in the end, for
the Christian, without question, God
is both extremely just and extremely
i'erciful: His response was meas-
ured' and sincere. "I've never heard it
put quite that way."
Though neither one of us con-
verted to the other's total view of-
things, the fact that we were able to
freely share our hearts, with no

strings attached, was no doubt
pleasing to the Lord. The insights I
gained from him and his zeal for
God, have stuckwith me until this'
day. I pray the same thing is true for
"Surely He hasb6rne our griefs,
and carried our sorrows: yet we did
esteem Him stricken, smitten of
God, and afflicted. But He was
wounded for our transgressions, He
was bruised for our iniquities: the-
chastisement of our peace was upon
Him; and with His stripes we are
healed.'.(Isaiah 53:4-5) :
"Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise
Him; He has put Him to grief: when:
Syou shall make His soul an offering;
for sin..." (Isaiah 53:10a)
S Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center

A total of 199 bags of food came and
went in August and now the Salvation.
Army Hope House's Food Pantry is virtu
ally liare. They need literally every kind
Sof non-perishable food. Ideas include 1)
Peanut butter and jelly 2) Canned vegeta-
bles 3) Canned, meats and dinners like
ravioli 4) Canned or dried fruit 5) Cannec
s6ups -both ready-to-eat and condensed
6) Macaroni aind he'ese, helper mixes,
rice and pasta 7) Crackers, especially ,
saltines 8)'Bottled water 9) Spaghetti
sauce. Please bring your donations to 41C
SS.Ninth St. .
St Peters services
'St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, has
resumed its regular schedule. The
Sunday schedule includes a 7:30 a.An.
service; 8:15 a.m. breakfast; 9 am. serv-
ice; 10:'10 a.m. Christian'Formation; and
S11 a.m. service. ATaiz& service is held
the second Sunday each month at 6 p.m.
A Celtic service is held the fourth Sunday
Sof each month at 6 p.m. Visit

throughout Northeast Florida to join the
17th edition of An Evening in December.
The program will be performed Dec.
13 and 15 at 7 p.m. Rehearsals will-be
- held each Sunday at Amelia Baptist'
Church from 5-6 p,m. Find out more
Septt.15 at 5 p.m. afAmelia Baptist,
961167 Buccaneer Trail at the round-
about where South Fletcher meets First
S Coast Highway. Call Helton at 261-9527
for information.or to arrange for child-
care during rehearsals.
Taiz service
S St. Michael Taiz6 ensemble-invites
Syou to a 30-minute musical service in the
spirit of Taiz&. The service includes sim-.
ple chants sung repeatedly, a time of
blessed silence and prayers of praise and
intercession. Taiz6 prayer started in ,
World War II by the monastic community.
of TaizW, France and continues to this ",
day. Feel free to take a little time to "Rest
in the Lord" and feel the power of His
love in communal song and prayern-All
are welcometo the service at 7 p.m. on
r Monday, Sept 16 iti St. Michael Catholic
Church at Fifth and Broome streets. for more infor- f i
mation. Call 2614293. D IOOretu
om ippuVom -rservce The Beth Moore Study, Believing ..
Yom ppur service God, will begin on Tuesday, Sept 17 from
The Jewish Community of Amelia 10 a.m:-noon in Jim Thoms Hall of First
Island/Nassau willobserve Yom Kppur Presbyterian Church at 9 N'. Sixth St. All
on Sept. 14. Rabbi Robert Goodman will women of the community are invited to
conduct the service at the Ocean participate.-Workbooks are available in.
Clubhouse at the Omni Amelia Island the church office for $20. Call 261-3837 or
Plantation. The group will .gather at. 9.30d,,,-,s top by to register for this iaatingk.40;;'
mn.,-with servi'es.aLI am.-sharp. A -.. -week study with delightft4l-wbraenofall .
"break-fast" potluck will foUlow at the denominations. Come, learn and grow .
Amenity, Center at North iHampton. together with new friends.
The cost is $20,per person. Your IA Iic?
check is your reservation. For details 'W. A~WhatlS t?
contact Debbie Price at 310-6060 or If you would like to learn more about the Catholic faith, become Catholic, or
ii are Catholic and. need. the Sacraments of
HIomecomung Eucharist and Confirmation, come join
It's a new day at Five Points Baptist the group for the Rite of Christian
Church, 736 Bonnieview Road, Initiation of Adults. They meet at St,
Fernandina Beach. Come celebrate Michael's Academy on Tuesdays, from
Homecoming with them on Sept. 15, with 6:45-8:15 p.m. For information call St
music at 10 a.m. and message at 11 a.m. Michael's Catholic Church at 261-3472.

A covered'dish meal will follow. For more
information call 261t-4615.
Singers sought.
Rehearsals for An Evening in
December 2013 begin Sept.' 15 at 5 p.m.
at Amelia Baptist Church. Pam Helton,
music minister, welcomes singers fr6m .

Tuesday worship ,.:
Join the Salvation Army Hope House
for worship each Tuesday at noon..The
reading of the Word is profound, the
questions and discussion lively, For more
information call 321-0435 or stop by the
Hope House, located at 410 S. Ninth St.


The Sister's Always Ministry, Inc. of
Fernandina Beach will host its 2013 '
"Intimacy with God Conference &
Retreat" Sept 19-21 at the Saratoga Resort
Villas in Kissimmee. Speakers include
First Lady Cynthia Robinson, New Zion
M.B. Church, Fernandina Beach; Sis.
Carrie Moore, NationalArea Field
Director, St. John M.B. Church, Kansas
City, Kan.; the Rev Briain K Brown
Pastor, St. Mark M.B. Church, St
Petersburg; and'conference founder and
hostess, Sis. Victoria Roberts, New
Mount Zion M.B. Church, Haines City. ,
SRegistrationis $55 and includes
access to all workshops, PJ Party, lunch-
eon (Saturday only), conference bags and
more. The Saturday only session is $25.
; For information Qn registration and '
resort reservations contact Sis. Yickie
Roberts at 335-7357.iSis. Kathie -
Carswell at 556-5099 or visit www.sister- .
There will be a charter bus fi-oi ,.
Fernandina Beach for those who donot
wish to drive. .To sign utip, contact larlihe .'-
Hart at (904) 768-6020 or 207-3757.
Great revival
The "Great Commission Revival" is
Scomingto Legacy .Baptist Church in '
Nassauville Sept. 23-25. Services will be
held at 7 p.m. nightly. The "Great
Commission" theme is taken from
Matthew 28:19-20. Therewill be old-fash-
i'.,:.oned preaching, praying and singing
..,each night. Gueyst speakers pj1, the!
Rev. Bill Crews on Monday, Donnie ,
Fussell on Tuesday and the. Rev. David
Broughton on Wednesday. The communi-
ty and neighbors are invited to come out
and enjoy an old-fashioned revival from
years gone by. Legacy Baptist Church is
located in its temporary'home at the vol-
unteer fire station on Old Nassauville
Road, Fernandina Beach. For information
call Pastor Jeff Whitaker at 753-0731..
Free dinner
Springhill Baptist Church will serve
meals for individuals and families'in need
in the area on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 5- '
6:30 p.m. at the church, 941017 Old'
Nassauville Road. Meals are served on
the fourth Thursday of each month.
The church also delivers meals to
those who cannot come. For information
call 261-4741.

Dinner networks
The Interfaith Dinner
Network provides a hot,
nutritious dinner four nights
a week at the Salvation Army
.Hope House, Ninth and Date
streets, for the island's;
homeless and needy. The
IDN comprjses'i11 local
churches: The group is look-
ing'for more churches that
would like to se've dinners
ote ,night a motth. Small
churches can partner with
others. Call Ailene-Wood at
,491-4900 for informationn' .

S. The Yulee Interfaith .7
Dinner Network, sponsored..e
by theCoalition for. the ..'
' Homeless of Nassau Cdut-,
' serves a healthy dinner to '
anyone in need every
Tuesday and Thursday fromrn
5-7 p.m. The Yulee IDN is..
located behind the Old Yulee
Middle School, at US 17 and
Pages Dairy Road. Look for
the banner and signs. For
information or to volunteer,
call 556-2496 orvisit their '
S Yulee Baptist Church
Fo.od,Rap til,>:y ,,8a Wer,,

SRoad in Yulee, is open to
everyone to assist with food
needs. Hours are Mondays'
.from 1-4 p.m. For informa-
tion call 225-5128,
O'Neal Memnorial Baptist
Church, 4174257 SR 200 East,
offers an emergency food
panti y for farniilies and indi-
viduals in crisis No income
eligibility required. For
assistance call 277-2606 or'
261-4186. :..;.
Food donations
The Fernandina Beach
Church of Christ is collect- :
Sing items for people in need,
-' A barrel is located at Amelia'
Island Storage for dOnatibns.
Canned, dry and boxed blood :
as well as personal itemns
: such as soap, toothbrushes,
toothpaste, etc., are needed. -
Call 261-9760 for more infor-
mation. .

S. The Yulee United
SMethodist Church Food
Batk, 86003 Christian Way,,
:is available to anyone in
need, Wednesdays from 10
am. .to noon. Other.times '
Please call for an appoint-
ment at 225-5381 .-:c;
...rroittimotn!. :* emoW.

Grief support ongoing

Community Hospice -of
Northeast Florida offers an
Sopen-ended grief support
group for adults who have
experienced .'the death of a
loved' one.,
SAn open-endedd support
g0oup format 'allows new par-
ticipants to join the group At
any time, so that new grievers
have access to the group as a-.
support resource. The support
group is led by a licensed and
trained Community Hospice
bereavement professional."
The group meets every
\ (

'second and fourth Thursday .
of the month from 1-2130 p m:
atthe Nassau County Council
on Aging. 1367 South ISth St.,
Fernandina Beach
Community Hospice sup-
port groups create a safe-arid
comfortable environment
Whereyou can bond with oth-
ers who have experienced a
.similar loss. : ,
To learn; .whether .a
Community Hospice support
group might be. right for you,
call Joanne Bernard, LCSW; at

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 Nassnuvile Road Coutly Rd-107 50uth
SFernandina Beach, FL32034 '
261-4741 ,


IranlluN31 Family Worst ......8am & 11 am
iwemeldr onm iurlan al 8 aa)
Conlamponrt Wrliilp .9 30 am in Marwdl Halt
Surda, SCrhol lor 3111 Ansi. 9 30 im 11 am
Wednesday Dinnpaer Aug Mal. 445 pm
Downtowi n FernandinaBeh
601 entr SteetJ90)26- 569

S in the Heart of Fernandlna
S9 N. 6t Street
Dr. Wain Wesberry
p.Senior Pastor
Dr. Doug Ganyo
S Associate Pastor
Worship 8:30 & 11 am
S Sunday School 9:50 am
Nursery .Chiildren
--f Youth Adults
I lMrV 261-3837

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
: Church
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study -97am .
Nursery provided'for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pmr
SWednesday -.Prayer Service 6:30pmr
Preschool and Childre 'Aotiities
961167 Bl.tANEER.TRAIL
Comer of BuIioanr. Gthing Road, 2 Pciadi9a ih
For More Idfomation Call; 261-9527

Rev. Jose Kallukalamn ,
Saturday Vigil Mass. 4 pm &5:30 pm
'Saturday Vigil Mass-7pm-Spanid Mass
Satirday4 pm Mass at Yulee United Melodist Churth
Sunday Maisses :
S:0 am-10:11 pm -10 :l00 pm(nooi)
Daily Mass- 8:30am Mon, WadThurs & Fri.
S6pm-Te :
Holy Day Masses Vigil -6pm; oHOly Day-:3B am, 6 pm
Conlessions: Saturday 3 pm -3:45pm orhyappi
i--- etepIioaB Nuinpers:- -
Parish Offic: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-19D1
Emergency Number. 904-277-75B

New Vision'
Church, UCC
Worship"- Sundays
Sat l19:00 amr
96071-Chewaer Road in Yuiij
New'0 lioi gegoaiichur-h bg0

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

Please /oin us for
-Adult Sunday School 9:30AM
Worship 11 AM
Children's Church 11:00 AM
A1 A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward

20 Smith Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church
in thie Heart of the City
With tihe Desire to he i, tlhe
Heart ofAll People
Sunday 'New Members Class 9 a. m.
S Sunday School 9:30 atm. .
Af, Morniig Worship 11 a.nm.
Wednesday Nootn-dal Prayer
PF'ednesday Mfil-week Service 7-9 ',m. r
AfMinistries: 'Bus & Van,. Couples, Siigles,

f thebridge
/amil# worship center

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

Innovative Syle, Conlsmporay Musi/
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Mliner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and '10:30am
S Nursery Provided
SIldKredible Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday.
Youth Program Wed. @.6:30pm ,n
Connecng.r with Chrisl...
Couslig th P .

"Come Ejporence ithe Joy of
Worship & Service" Psalm 100
Sunday School ............ g41a
Worslhip Servilce ............lliOOBm
Evsning Worship ............. 6:OOpm
WedAdlay NIght Suppe ,....... :0pmO
Encounter Youth OGroup .8 eSOpm-a:OOpm
Wednuday Prilysr Service .";,.. . 7:00pm
736 Bonnlivlew Road
Nuraery provided
Find us on Fucebookt
FiT@ Polnti 1aptl Encounter TYonth

96362 Blackrock Rd., Yilee
Ken Westbrook
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 pmr
Nursery Provided

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Doug Sides, Senior Peelor
Morrlngf 5er-.e h 15 ira lI,,jam '
Suroady S&*t-,,1 944am
I Sunday Evening 6:00 pm ,
SWednesday Prayer Meeb'ing'630 pm '
Wednesday Children 6:30 pm '
,Wednesday 'Overflow' Youth 6:30 pm
NurseryProVIldedl For All Services .
85971 hiartad. 90'.22S.S128
Iule. FL 32)9?
wOth.Yiiaebbsotsr.nufCh c'rn.

St. Peter's' Episco 'al Church
Welcomes You1 1
Located at the corner fl.-
of 8th &Atlantlc
7:30 anm Serice .
*&8:15am'-'Breakfast \, '
9:600 am Service,
10:10 nim- Christian Formation -
11:00 am Service
Taize' Service 2nd Sunday each month
at 6:00 pm
Celtic Srvlce 4thSday of each month


A CogngdIona oftthe
Prslytedwm Church tI Amertca
.YtqWe to Christto the FeWIowship &
to die Grrt Commissoiot
Worship on Sundays at '10:45 am
Nursery and Chldren's Churdchprovided
Gra e Groups mMton Wednesday venilngs In:
Fertnandlna Beadic. KIngsland &YU!".
Men., Women's and oith ministries
96038 Lofton Square Court. Yt, FL 32097,:

ramil1 Meels Here'

Welcomes You
i "Worre the Bie Is orw only authority'
Rtomans 56;16
Worship Service Sunday 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00,p.m.


SWorship this week

a at the place of your choice,,,0

Yo-u- ar x welcome here!


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 News-Leader

Jr. Cotillion names student assistants

., The National League of
Junior Cotillions, Nassau
County Chapter, has announ-
ced that. Lee Southwick,
Madison Steadman, Morgan
Waas, Jonathan'Spence, Jacob
Spence, David Beal and Mason
Buchanan will serve as student
assistants for the 2013-14 sea-
"Student assistants are a
vital part of our cotillion pro-.
gram and have met strict guide-
lines including Honor Roll sta-
tus, community service and
leadership in school, church
and other areas. We are delight-
ed to have these fine young
people as helpers," said Lynn
Dempsey, director of the local
Junior Cotillion. -
The National League of
Junior Cotillions is an etiquette
Sind social dance training pro-
gram that involves thousands.
of students nationwide. For
information call (904) 556-2916
or, email lynn.dempsey
The National League of
Junior Cotillions, Nassau
County Chapter also has
announced its Advisory Board
for the 2013-14 season.

National League of Junior Cotillions student assistants for Nassau County are, from
left, Morgan Waas, David Beal, Madison Steadman, Jonathan Spence, Lee Southwick
and Mason Buchanan. Not pictured is Jacob Spence.

Members are Bryan and Stacy
Alvar6, Stacy Canerday, Rachel
Cole, Susan DeVane, Alison
Douglas, Pilar Eisenlour,
Mary Hawkins, Debbie
Johnson, Rosemarie Llerandi,

Ginger Mock, Janet Powell,
Karen Prescott, Bonnie
Southwick, Teresa Spence,
Pam Steadman, Lisa Waas,
Kendell and Lori Wilkinson,
and .,Erika Zimmerman.

Honorary Advisory Board
members include Dr. Suellen
Rodeffer and VickiCannon.
"We are delighted to have
these people assisting our pro-
gram," said Dempsey.


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Turtle Sunrise. Above, Mrs. Richardson's first grade class enjoys time with the author.


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Hispanic heritage

contests announced

Scott and First Lady Ann Scott
announced the 2013 Hispanic
Heritage Month contests on
Wednesday and invite students
in kindergarten through 12th
grade to participate in the art
,'and essay contests.
Students, parents, teachers
and principals, have also been
invited to. nominate full-time
Hispanic educators in elemen-
tary, middle or high schools for
the Hispanic Heritage Month
Excellence in Education Award.
"The upcoming Hispanic
Heritage Month is a wonderful
time to recognize the countless
contributions Florida's Hispanic
* community makes across our
state and nation. The 2013
Hispanic Heritage Month
Contests will help students
appreciate the contributions of
the Hispanic community and
encourage our young people to
imagine Florida's future," Scott
said'in a press release.
The student contests focus
,on the theme "Commemorating
500 Years:' An Ongoing
Journey." Students are asked to
respond to how they are, influ-
enced and inspired by impor-
tant Hispanic Floridians from
Throughout history. Information
about the contests and Florida's
-Hispanic Heritage is available
at www.FloridaHispanicHerita .
The Hispanic Heritage
Month artcontest isopen tall
Florida students in grades K-3,
Sand two winners will be select-
ed. Visit www.FloridaHispanic to download com-
plete. guidelines and entry
6 The Hispanic Heritage
Month essay contest is open to
all Florida students in grades 4
through 12. Three winners will
be selected: one elementary stu-
dent (grades 4-5), one middle-
school student (grades 6-8), and
one high school student (grades

'The 2013 Hispanic
Heritage Month
Contests will help stu-'
dents appreciate the
contributions of the
Hispanic community -
and encourage,our :
young people to imag-
ine Florida's future.'

9-12). Winners will receive a ;:
four-year Florida College Plan ;
scholarship provided. by the
Florida Prepaid College
Foundation. Visit www.Florida ; to down- :',
load complete guidelines and
entry forms.
Scott's annual Hispanic
Heritage Month Excellence in -'
Education Award Contest is
open to. all Hispanic, full-time '
educators in an elementary, .
middle ,or high- school in';
Florida .Three winners will be "
selected one. elementary
teacher. (grades K-5),. one mid-
die school teacher (grades 6-8),
and one .high, school teacher '
(grades 9-12). '
Forms can: be found at ,
Student contest entries and-
educator nomination forms
must be mailed to: Volunteer "
Florida, Attention: Hispanic'
Heritage Month. Committee,
401 South.Monroe St., Tallahas- -
see, FL 32301.
All entries must be received
no later than 5 p.m.,'EDT, Sept. :
16. (Contestants are responsible -
for all shipping costs).
For additional information
visit wwwFloridaHispanicHerita . ;

Astr challenge
Student team registration
for the third-annual Florida
Student Astronaut Challenge
is now open to high school
students (grades 9 through
12). /he event focused on sci-
ence, technology, engineering
.and mathematics provides an
opportunity for students to
showcase their knowledge
through a series of team-ori-
ented challenges.
To participate, teams must
register to take the regional
qualifier exam by Sept. 27.'
The exam will be given at
three locations in southern,
Central and northern Florida
on Oct. 12. The 12 highest
scoring, five-person teams
that qualify will be invited to,
compete for first place at the
state-level competition.
The three-day competition
will include mobile space shut-
tle simulations, flight opera-
tioin problem-solving,
International Space Station.'
operation experiments,
Astronaut Erfcounters and a
viewing of the Space Shuttle
Atlantis. For information and
to register your. team, visit
Florida's Student Astronaut
Challenge website at
The Fernandiria Beach
High School homecoming
parade will be held downtown"
on Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. The com-
munity is invited to partici-
Spate. If you or your group
would like to be included, con-
tact Rob Hicks at Fernandina
Beach High School at 261-
5714 or roberthicks@nas-
Pancake breakfast
FernandinaBoy Scout
Troop 701 will host a pancake
breakfast.fundraiser at
Applebee's on Sept. 14 from 8-
10 a.m. The Scouts are raising
money to help pay for a week-
end campout on an aircraft
carrier in South Carolina.
Tickets are $8 and can be pur-
chased from a Scout in advan-
ce or walk-ins are welcome.
For information call 206-20k1..
If you are interested in the
prevention and elimination of
underage drinking and other
drug use within Nassau
County, come see what NAG
DAC meetings are all about.
The Nassau Alcohol,
Crime and Drug Abatement

Coalition meets the third
Tuesday of the month. The
next meeting is Sept 17 at 4
p.m. at the Fernandina Beach
Police Department Commu- .
nity Room. For information
visit' or call
Sisan Woodford or Kerrie :
Albert at 277-3699.-
Health classes
The Nassau County Health 2
Department will hold its 4 me
Teen Health Classes on
Thursday in Septemberfrom
3:30-5 p.m. '(Sept. 19 and 26).
Teens should contact Erin
Cfitshaw at 548-1810, ext. 5272.
for information or to register...
The Jacksonville Sings!
Finale Concert High School'
SInvitational Honor Chorus will..,
be presented at 6:30 p.m. Sept.
28 in Lazzara Performance .
Hall on the UNF Campus.
Admission is free.
Youngwr rs ;
The Nassau Youth Writers
Program mtets the third .-
Tuesday of each month at
Books Plus, 107 Centre St. i.;
For information contact nas .;
Troop89 i
Boy Scout Troop 89 meets ;
each Monday, 6:30-8 p.m., at
theAdam Kelley Scout Hut,
South 13th Street. Troop 89,
sponsored by Fernandina :
Beach Rotary Club for 75
years now, has a strong
record of helping mold boys
through team work in camp-
ing, canoeing, hiking and indi-..
vidual endeavors in communi-
cations, personal fitness and
other life-skill areas. Contact .
Scoutmaster Dan Matricia at
277-9611 or cpme to the Scout -
Hut during meeting times.
The Nassau Alcohol Crime ,
and Drug Abatement
Coalition (NACDAC) offers a
free Resource Guide for sub- *
stance abuse and mental
health for Nassau and sur-
rounding counties. The guide
provides information on local
agencies and providers, con- .
tact information, types of serv-;
ices and payment types .
accepted. The guides are .
available at area health care
providers, schools, law. ":
enforcement sites and the
NACDAC, office, 516 South
10th St, Suite 211.
For information and a copy
of the Resource Guide online
visit or call .

r.'.)j~;CJ.JASS NOTES A h?



Island exhibiti
Local artists Rhonda
Bristol, Paul Massing, Jim
McKinney, Lamar Miles and
Gretchen Williams are dis-
playing island inspired art at
The Courtyard Pub and Eats,
316 Centre St., through
Sketch dasses
Fun outdoor sketching
classes with Bill Maurer are
held Thursdays from 1I) am.-
12:30 p.m. downtown. All you
need is a pencil and camp-
Learn how to draw per-.
spective and improve your
paintings. Call Maurer at 261-
8276 for information.
Watercolor classes are
held 1:30-4 p.m. Friday. -
Learn to paint in watercolors
with clear presentation, prob-
lem solving tips and one on
one instruction. Call Maurer
at 261-8276.

(904) 642-5200 for informa-
Sculpturp garden
The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside
Ave., announces the opening
of the J..Wayne and Delores
Barr Weaver Community
Sculpture Garden & Plaza on
Sept. 21 at 10 a.m., marking
the completion of the
Landscape Enhancement
Project that launched in
September 2012, and included
the renovation of the entire
Riverside Avenue-portion of '
The Cummer campus.
The Sculpture Garden
opens with its inaugural exhi-
bition.;, '"The Human Figure:
Sculptures by Enzo Torcoletti"
featuring works on loan by the
St. Augustine-based sculptor.
At the opening he will host a
'demonstration of his working
methods. This free event will
feature live music-and art-
making activities. Food and
urilr inu h11i ...I.I. n lu .

A foir l-ds Hi 1 wil ul De v -ll ie jiopu-
Art OrKdS chase from Chef's Garden,
The Island Art Associa- Corner Taco and Le Petit
tion will offer a Tie & Batik Cheri Ctpcakery. Forinfor-
Class for Kids of all ages on mation visit
Sept. 14. Cost is $17 per par-
tiripant. .. bob
Instructor is Sarah Bash- Artist Books with Eliza
Gleason. "Dress for mess" and Holliday at Island Art'
bring two white T-shirts Association Education Center,
and/br cotton materials. 18 N. Second St, will be held
Students will learn the Sept. 27 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
process of tie dying and batik- i Cost is$75, all materials
ing and moreover how to included. A Japanese bound
Emphasize colo0 and create blank journal will b6 made in
shapes. class with paste paper covers,
Introduction to Drawing as well as several supplemen-'
, & Painting will be held Sept tal bindings. Contact Eliza S.
24. Cost is $17 per participant Holliday at
per class. Instructor is Sarah" or 556-2517. .
SBash-Gleason. Kids of all ages M a re1rea
welcome. "Dress for mess"- -
paper, bi-ushes and paint pro- New Vision Congregation-
vided. Students will learn the al Church,.UJCC, 96072
fundamentals of drawing and Chester Road in Yulee, will
sketching to transfer the host a retreat to explore the
images onto canvas and use of mandalas for medita-
create a work of art Bring twvo tion and enrichment of your
canvases of 8 by 11 inches or spiritual journey and personal
16 byr24 inches and/or an growth onri Oct. 5 from 10:30
illustration board (less expen- a.m.-4:30 p.m. Beginning with.
sive). meditation on a reading
Reserve your space with from literature or 'acred texts,
Bash-Gleason for each class participants will use color and
by mailing skyedesigns@O form to create or color man- or call (912) 342- : dalas with supplied art materi-
3677. Space is limited. als. No art experience is nec-.
SSept. 28 is Children's Art 'essary.
for ages 6-9 from 10-1-1 a.m. Facilitator Marilyn Clark is
and 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m r,, a Acen$e.clinical counselor
Middle School Art fotl-l V.affdkyWklIhp leader from
1-2:15 p.m. T Baltimore, Md. She is an
-hese classes are free, all experienced teacher in the
supplies available, thanks to a use of mandalas, with a pri-
donation by the Plantation vate practice in pastoral coun-
Ladies Association.Prior reg- selling, hypnotherapy, guided
istration is necessary, call the imagery and the Bonny
gallery at 261-7020. Method of Guided Imagery
Classes are held in the and Music. She is a Quaker
Education Center, next to the and finds creative inspiration
gallery, 18 N. Second St, inmusic, art and meditation.
Fernandina. Cst is $30 before Sept. 24
Pl tat lo a and $45 after. To register con-
SJlataO ar attact Janet Streit at (410) 258-
Nicole Rosseland's fine art 6094 or
is on display at the Plantation A family friendly mandala
'Artists Guild and Gallery workshop will be held Oct. 4
through Sept.14. A Florida from 6:30-9 p.m. forfun and
native. she now lives in St. creative exploration of man-
MNarys, Ga..Vweire 'she has a dalas. A free will offering will'
gallery. be taken to offset costs.
Her doctor father inspired Registration is required.
her with the study of the a d "
human body, medical dia- La F a.'
grams and instruments, which The Cummer-Museum
are reflected in her work. of Art &. Gardens, 829
along with botanical and Riverside Ave., Jacksonville,
nature studies. presents La Florida: 500
Thegallery is located at 94 Years of Florida Art through.
SAmelia Village Circle at the' Oct. 6, celebrating 500
Spa and Shops of Omni.. ; years of Florida art with
Amelia Island Planttation: .': 40 pieces including oil paint-
"' irigs, watercolors, sculptures,
CraftShow : earthenware, surfboards and
Morocco Shriners Annual' video.
. Fall Arts & Crafts Festival will The purpose is to highlight
be held Sept. 14 from 9 a.m.5 The Cummer's permanent col-
p.m. and Sept 15 from 10 election of art from Florida as
am.- 5 p.m. at the Morocco well as other pieces from
SShrine Center, 3800 St. Johns museums, galleries, local
Bluff Road South. artists and collectors through-
Admission is $3 for adults' out the state.
and kids under 12 are free. I Along with antique, arti-
This indoor air-c6nditioned facts, the exhibition embraces
show includes ample free the present with contempo-
parking.. ., rary art, which portrays aton-
A host of exhibitors offer tinuing interest in the Florida
unique, high quality items for environment
sale. For a $1.00 off visit :For information, including hours, visit www.cummer.
/ and click coupons or contact org.

TOAST Continued from 1B
Caples Foundation. "The
chefs involved and new venue
at Omni Amelia Island' r
Plantation create another spe-
cial opportunity for guests
this year. We're looking for-
ward to another memorable
night to support our educa-
tion program."
The evening will begin.
with a variety of butler passed
hors d'oeuvres prepared by
Wardyoski while guests
browse the silent auction'fea-
turing private dinners with
the featured chefs. Hors
d'oeuvres include Late Season
Florida Peach Push Pop with
ginger and forage floral
cream, Wild Plantation
Mushroom and Duck
Springroll with Lemon-Black
Pepper Aioli and Butternut

Squash with Granny Smith
Apple and Ginger. Following
,the reception, guests will be
seated to enjoy a five-course
dinner with wine pairings.
Only a limited number of
tickets are available for the
dinner. You can purchase
online at
or contact Lantce Jones at 310-
5864 or Lance@katieridefor-
The Katie Caples
Foundation is a recognized
501(c) (3) nonprofit corpora-
tion registered in Florida. Tax
ID: 59-3580838. The
Foundation is committed to
increasing the number of reg-
istered organ donors to
eliminate the wait for individ-
,. uals on the national transplant
list. '

St. Marys
ST. MARYS, Ga. -Activity
around St. Marys Railroad has
escalated in the last few days-as
railcars and a caboose are
being prepped for the Oct. 5
and Oct 12 train excursions
leading from Theatre by the
Trax in St. Marys, Ga.
Paul Pleasant, general man-
ager of St. Marys Railroad, said
that the diligence shown by
workers is indicative of the
enthusiasm they have to give
the community and visitors the
thrill of an authentic train ride;
"It's been'decades since
passengers were able to board
.a train in St. Marys. and tra-
verse the rails the way their
forefathers did," Pleasant said.
"People who remember the
experience of riding a train and
those who have never ridden a
train are eagerly looking for-
ward to taking this journey into
yesteryear." Joe N
Pleasantwas referring to will e
the seven train excursions that ,
will occur in October-three
on Oct. 5 and four on Oct. 12- said.
that will take passengers such
through scenic woodlands and have t
marshlands with entertain- tainm
ment along the way and at the Th
midway point where the loco- being
motive will reverse its direc- betwe
tion. The St. Marys Express St. M
experience lasts about an hour : Theat
and a half, accordingg to inform
Pleasant. upcor
"The October excursions found
are themed for the autumn sea- road.c
son with some Halloween 200-52
antics thrown in," Pleasant Th

Ilans rail excursions

loore, Jeremy Husky, Mike McGee and Kenny Sauter work on railcar decks that
unable passing from ear to car on upcoming St. Marys Express train rides.

"Upcoming excursions
as the Santa Express will
their own themed enter-
ent." S
he St. Marys Expr-ess is
presented by an alliance
;en St Marys Railroad,
arys Little Theatre and
tre by the Trax. Ticket
nation and details :of
ning excursions'can be
I at www.stmarysrail-
:om, .or by calling (912)
23 5. *,
e Oct. 5 excursionScpiri-

People who remember the experience of rid-
ing a train and those who have never ridden
a train are eagerly looking forward to taking
this journey into yesteryear. '

cide with St. Marys' f
Rock Shrimp Festival, ar
Oct. 12, excursions c6i:
with Railroad Days and B

named Scarecrow at Theatfire by the'
id the Trax. All excursions leave from
ncid'e Theatre by'the Trax, 1000
luilda. Osborne St, St. Ma-ys, Ga.


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W'." 4;11 ..

Mary Baer, news anchor for WJXT Channel 4 in Jacksonville, and the cast of Amelia Community' Theatres '"The
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" checkoiut the school supplies donatedby audiences during the show's
run. Supplies collected have been distributed to teachers at area elementary schools., .
I m ,. 'bi

Cindy Wllliams to star atAlhambra
-Craig Smith, managing Comedy" replace on the origi- played. It will be a great fall
partner of the Alhambra nal schedule a show that frolic here, too..
Theatre & Dining, has would have featured George Show time is 8 p.. i
announced the addition of a We.ndt, of 'Cheers" fame. Tuesday through Sunday.
new comedy, 'Weekend Wendt had to reschedule his Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and
Comedy," and a new guest appearance to. a later date. dinner is served until 7:30
star, Cindy Williams, to its ^ K1 & *Williams had a similar con- p.m. Saturday matinees are at
2013 lineup. flict last year and is now 1:15 p.m. Doors open at 11
Cindy Williams is best scheduled to thrill the, a.m. and brunch starts at
known for starring from 1976- | B Alhambra audiences. 11:15 a.m. Sunday matinee is
82 in the television situation- "Wecould not be more at.2 p.m. Doors open at noon
comedy series "Laverne & excited to welcome Cindy to and the meal start at 12:15
Shirley," iii the role of Shirley Williams our Alhambra family," said p.m. Preview nighl pricing for.
'Feeney, and for her role as ________ Smith. "The few times I have the first two nights is $38.
Laurie Henderson in the clas- "mentioned it to audiences Regular tickets starts at $46
sic film "American Graffiti." 'one younger, have accidental- before a show, they have for adults and $35 lor chil-
Williams brings her consider- 'ly rented the same cottage for gasped. She is a wonderful dren and include dinner,
able talents to the Alhambra a three-day weekend. They person and a wonderful actor, show and parking. Call the
for four weeks, Sept. 18-Oct. decide to share it. The show and I know Jacksonville will -box office at (904) 641-1212
20,2013. unfolds with a comedic clash welcome her as we all have. or
In "Weekefid Comedy," between generations. The show is fantastic and got The Alhambra is at 12000
two couples, one older and Williams and "Weekend rave reviews where it's Beach Blvd.,Jacksonvillc.

SPLASH Continued from B
ticket sold will have a number, and ten-
nis'balls with corresponding numbers,
will be awaiting Katy in the Dog Park
doggie pool. Katy will plunge into the
pool and emerge with two tennis balls,
and if a number matches yQui ticket,
you win'the cash.
The event helps two worthy causes.
Proceeds will benefit the Nassau
Humane Society and the cancer-fighting
Fernandina Beach/Yulee Relay for Life,
set for next April. The two are a natural
fit, Lois says cancer patients draw
comfort and support from their pets.
"It really is a party, and it has
become a neat social event," Lois says.
"You can get together with people who
support the Humane Society and the
American Cancer Society, have great
food, and tables will beset up outside."

Music will be provided by Frank Basile.
The emcee willbe John Hartrich, can-
cer survivor, active volunteer and Dog
Park supporter. ,
Katy provides the exciting climax to
the evening, and "it's second-nature to,
her now," Lois says. Last year 600 tick-
ets were sold and this year's goal is 700,
so Katy will have her work cut out.
"She's ready to go," Lois says. Katy is
expected to take the plunge around 7:45
p.m., weather permitting.
"The more tickets you buy, the better
your chance to win," Lois adds. "One of
the winners last year bought 10 tickets "
Tickets are available now at the NHS
Second Chance store at 1002 South 14th
St. in Fernandina Beach, the Dog Park
at 641 Airport Road, and at Nassau under "Events."
They'll also be available at the door.
The Dog Park will close at 4 p.m.

Sept. 21 in preparation for the event.
.Dogs (except Katy) can't attend the.
party because of insurance rules.
"Nassau Humane Society is thrilled
to be partnering with the Relay for Hife .e
team again for this fundraiser with a.
message," said NHS Executive Director
Brandy Carvalho. "Our companion ani-
mals play such a huge role in our lives,
especially in the hard times such as dLur-
ing an illness. Everyone is excited about:
the opportunity to pay homage to these
Following the Splash Bash will be
another joint fundraiser, the Bark for
Life dog walk on Saturday, Oct. 12. This
year's walk will be a lighted d(log parade.
Details are available at the N lV website:
or the Bark for Life Facebook page,
For more information on all of the
events, please contact Lois at (904)

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100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 204 Work Wanted 403 Finarncidal-Home/Property 606 Photo Equiprrment&S SaIles 61C Business Equipment 800 REAL ESTATE 813 Investment Property 858 Condos-Unrurnished
101 Card of Thanks 205 Live-in Help 404 Money To Loan 607 Antlqfes-Coliec-tbles 620 Coal-Wood.Fuel 801 Wanted to Buy or Rent 8L- VWest Nassau County 859 Homrnes-Furn.ahed
102 Lost 8& Found 206 Child Care 500 FARM k ANIMAL 608 Produce 621 Garden,.LavnEquipment 802 Mobile Homres 815 Krringsland/Sr. 1-tar,.'s 860 homes.Unfurn.shed
103 In Memoriam 207 Business Opportunity 501 Equipment 609 Appliances 622 Plants,,Seeds.'Fartilizer 803 Mobile Home Lots 816 Camden Counrty Bb1 Vacation Rentals
104 Personals 300 EDUCATIONl 502 Livestock 8 Supplies 610 Air Condiiorer.!iheater, 623 Swap/Trade 804 Amelia Island Homes 817 Other Areas 862 Bed & Breakfast
105 Public Notice 301 Schools & Instruction 503 Pets/Supplies 6 1 Home Furnisnings 62.-1 Wanted to BuV 805 Beaches 850 RENTALS S63 Office
[06 Happy Card 302 Diet/Exercise 504 Services 612 Muscol lnstrurnent; 625 Free Items 806 Waterfront 851 Roommate Weanted 864 Commercial' Retal
107 Special Occasion 303 Hobbles/Crafts 600 MERCHANPISE 613 Tle'vslpn.Radio'-Scteco 700 RECREATION 807 Condominmus 852 Mlobile Homes 865 Warenhouse
108 Gift Shops 305 Tutoring 601 Garage.Sales 614 Jewelr./'Wa3tcr'e 701 Boats & Trailers 808 OFf Islana/Yulee 853 Mrobile Home Lots 901L AutNRmoRtAes
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Lessons/Classes 602 Articles for Sale 615 Building rlrerials `02 Boat Supplies'Dockage 809 LOts 854 Room O0 Truck.s
201 Help Wanted 400 FINANCIAL 603 Miscellaneous 616 Storage,'Warirhouses 703 Sportns Equipment Sales 810 Farms & Acreage 855 Apartmrnts-Furnisheo c()3 Vans
202 Sales-Business 401 Mortgage Bought/Sold 604 Bicycles 617 Machiner'Tooril-Equip 70-1 Pecreaton Vehicles 811 Commercial./Retail 856, ApartmertL-Jnrurn. y Mrrtorcvcies
203 Hotel/Restauranr 402 Stocks & Bonds 605 Computers-Supplies 618 70C5 Computers S& Supplies 812 Property ENchanoe 857 Condors-Furnished 905 ComrErcal


102 Lost & Found
FOUND TABBY CAT With red collar
w/hearts. Calf (904)277-6747.
t __________
If You Have Lost Your Pet please
check the Nassau Humane Society
facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next
to the airport (904)321-1647 & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
ULicense Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440.

to meet available friends. Looking for
someone who Is healthy, health
conscious, honest & trustworthy.
Sharing, laughter' & creativity.

Private Golf
S & Country Club
looking for
part-time servers
S Duties include serving/
bartending and food/beverage
event set-up. Fine dining
-experience a plus, but not
required. Applicants must be
S available nights,
weekends and holidays, Must
be able to pass background
check and drug screen.
Compensation; hourly.
Resume can be sent to
I ,.


THERE IS A LIEN On The Following
Vehicles For Towing & Storage -
and will be auctioned off on the listed
dates below: on 9/30/13 a 1997 Bulck
Riviera VIN#1G4GD2219V4717125 and
on '10/1/13 a 2000 Honda Odyssey
VIN#2HKRL1864YH598735 at 12 noon
at 1683B S. 8th St., Fernandlna Beach,
.FL32034. (904)321-3422

THERE IS A LIEN On The Following
Vehicles For Towing & Storage -
and will be auctioned off on the listed
dates below: on 10/01/13 a 1998 Ford
Pickup VIN#1FTYR11U4WTA84590 and
on 10/15/13 a 1998 Ford Explorer 4DR
VIN#1FMZU32E2WZA70542 at 12
noon at 16838 S. 8th St., Femrnandlna
Beach, FL 32034. (904)321-3422

S201 Help Wanted I
visitors-Amelia Island. No selling. PT
Flex Hrs, Good Pay. FAX 813-223-2986

THE GOLF CLUB at North Hampton
- is looking for qualified staff for Golf
Course Equipment Operator, Cart &
Bag Attendant, Server and Executive
Chef/Manager. Send resumes only to:

FREE-AVON! Sell Avon! I will pay
your sign up fee. Call Brenda (904)

S 201 Help Wanted
DRIVERS $5,000 Sign-On Bonusl
Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great
Miles on this Regional Account. Werner
Enterprises: 1-888-567-3110

ERS Earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded.
$1000 sign on to qualified drivers.
Home most weekends. Call (843)266-
3731 / bulldoghlwaycom. EOE. ANF

Pilates of Amelia Paid on
commission. Supplies, MM license
provided. Call (904)261-8200 or email:

between 8am-Spm. (904)206-1287

Amelia Island seeks full time MRI
Technologist. Applicant must be able to
work Mon-Fri afternoons/evenings and
some. Saturday. Working knowledge of
open MRI equipment, protocols,
excellent verbal & written communi-
cation skills. ARRT certification, current
CPR, and current Florida State
Radiologic Technologist certifications a
must. Send resume to: or fax t

TIONAVAILABLE Requires tools,
experience '& reliable transportation.
Position includes basic plumbing,
HVAC, electrical, carpentry, 'painting
and appliance repair. Pay will varies
with experience. References & back-
ground a requirement. Please apply at
Peppertree Village Apartments, .1200 S.
15th St., Fernandina Beach.

MUSICIANS Projects, initiated by
experienced. composer/sorigwriter/
drummer include rock operas, singles
& albums. Studio experience,.' live
performances. (912)409-5214

Earn $$$ Helping MDsl Process
medical claims .from home. Call the
Federal 'Wade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
1(877)FTC-HELP. A message from the
News-Leader and the FTC.

Learn -to drive for US Xpress. Earn
$700/wk. No experience needed. Local
. CDL training. Job ready In 15 .days!
(888)368-1964. ANF .

$500/Week Minimum

Guaranteed for 60 Days!

.0 ~

Rick Keffer is looking to add an energetic and outgoing person
with great communication skills to our winning team as an
express lane service advisor. If you can provide excellent
customer service and love to meet new people we have an
exciting career opportunity available. This position is
fast-paced and requires the ability to handle multiple tasks at
the same time. You will need t be organized, efficient, and
motivated. -, .

We offer, Health and Dental Insurance, 401k'c, vacation and
holiday pay, and other benefits. Basic knowledge of.U
automobiles is, preferred, but' not required. Anyone with
customer service/restaurant experience encouraged to apply.
This position will include training with excellent advancement
opportunities as well as multiple bonus opportunities.

To apply send resume to

fMTS is Iookqin- fobr,r.n experienced
grounds personito assst our team of
Climbers and Bucket Operators with
clearing tree debris from job sites.
Experience with roping Is Strongly
preferred. Fax resume to (904)849-
7698 or email to

I 201 Help Wanted
NEEDS Medical Billing and Coding
Assistant. Must have experience with
Medicare & Insurance billing. Please fax
resume to (904)491-3211.

Irrigation.Technician. Must Be Experi-
enced. This position requires a mini-
mum 3 years clean driving 'ecord, and
applicant must be drug-free. Qualified
applicants please call (904)261-5040
or apply In person at 474431 E. State
Road 200, Fernandlna Beach, FL.

Will pay according to skill. If you don't
know how to work hard, don't bother.
Call (904)753-3395.

APY In Yulee is searchlng'fo- a part
time office assistant and :part time
physical therapy aide to add to our
team. Applicants should be 'self-'
motivated, personable, friendly, and
able to multi-task.: No experience
required. Fax or email resumes to
celdridgee( and

204 Work Wined..
20 years experience Low rates. Sup-
plies provided. References available.'
Call (904)206-1477.

No job to small. .All work guaranteed.
Call Russell Tomaslni (90d4)415-1686.

FOR SALE Popular Downtown
Fernandlna Retail Store. $25K +
Inventory. Leased location. Serious
Buyers Only. (904)624-4783

FOR SALE.'- Local tire & service center.
Owner retiring. Includes equipment,
real estate, and loyal customer base.
Geoff'. Haynes, RE/MAX Professional
Group (904)468-0019. -


301S.hools &
AIREINEfAA~E6tSlhegin Here
FAA approved .Aviation liai,'i,-r,anoc
Technician training. Housing & finarnaial
aid for qualified students, jot. pla.:e-
ment assistance. Call AIM (866)314-
3769. ANF

TRAINING Bulldozers, backhoes,
excavators. 3 weeks hands on pro- TUTORING, SAT/ACT PREP, HOME-
gram. Local job placement 'assistance. .WORKHELP all ages by teacher with
National certifications. GI Bill benefits 36 years experience. Call (860)463-
eligible. 1-866-362-6497. ANF 0563 or email .

Union Ironworker Apprentice
Opportunities Available!
Looking for, HIGHLY .motivated individuals tobe
* Looking for individuals with 1-5 years construction experience
* Must have drivers licehse'and reliable transportation
* Pay starts at $13.06/hour plus benefits. .
* Pay increases available based on experience -
and qualifiCations.
Call (990) 765-3596 for more information

105 Public Notice

Herein Is subject to the Federal
Fair Housing Act, which makes it
illegal to advertise any prefer-
ence, limitation, or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap; familial status or
national origin; or'the intention to
make any such preference,
limitation or discrimination.
The News-Leader will not
knowingly accept any advertising
for real estate which is in violation
of the law. All persons are hereby
informed that all dwellings
advertised are available on an
equal opportunity basis.
If you believe that you may have
been discriminated against in
connection with the sale, rental or
financing of housing, call the
United States Department of
Housing and Urban Development
- HUD 1(800)669-9777, or for
the hearing Impaired 1(800)927-
'9275. -

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l601 Garage Sales j
YARD SALE 100 potted amaryllis
$1/ea.; jewelry, small appliances, lots"
more. Sat. 9/14, 9am-2pm. Off
Atlantic Ave. at 841 Tarpoi Ave.",
MOVING SALE! Everything must goe'
217 S. 9th St. Yes, it's really
happening this weekend. Famous
interior designer & collector from the
North Beach & 9th. Free food. :
Very good prices. 97128 Pirates Point-
Rd., Pirate's Wood Subdivision dff:
Blackrock Rd. Fri. 9/13, 3pm-? & Sat,.
9/14, 7am-?

GARAGE SALE 1797 Indigo St. (from
14th turn opi.Hickory St., .right on Sr
15th). Sat. '9/14, 8ari. W/D, ,futon;
trundle bed, children's armoire, baby-/:
toddler clother '(NB-4T), strollers,
women's clothes. Cash only. (512)689-
5162 --
MOVING SALE Fri. 9/13 & Sat. 9/14;
9am-3pm. :-94001 Umplkin Ln., Piney -
Island. Furniture, clothes, children's,
,tools, art, home stuff;, rugs, lamps.;
garden, office.
Sat. 9/14, 8amn-? Sofa, kitchen items;,
small ent. center, beds, tools, -small
window A/C, yard tools, & much more.'
A1A in Yulee'to Chester Rd., turn left-
on Roses Bluff, right on HAVEN ROAD.:.
Pirates Wood, N. Blackrock Rd. Fri.
9/13 & Sat. 9/14,.9am-? -
at Pirate's Wood subdivision, near
Intersection of Chester and Blackrock'
In Yulee; Sat. 9/14, 9am.-
8am-3pm. 96420 Blackrock Rd., YuleeS
Books, cookbooks, French horn, sofa'
and chair, pntlque bedroom set, twig
beds, .men, women, children clothes-fiW
bag for $5-name brands, lots more,.
Storage, 1830 S 8th St, next to
SStaples. Unit number 55, but also
others will be joining in to sell. Fri &
Sat, Sept 13th and, 14th, 10:00-3:00
each day. Dinette set, faux leather
sofa, vintage trunk. coffee and end
tables, fil:-.: abir.,t. household items,
gla.swarp ,:oli.:rtble. kitchen items.
lois or miic I in.:, S proto" q9o to

1 2 Ardticles for Sale.
FOR SALE Kitcheri table w/4 chair
oak, $50. Headboard/footboard, king-.
$100/0130B. offee table, round, oa6
$40., Hoveround handicap. chailr
almost' new, $100/OBO. Hoveround
lift, $1000/OBO. (904)556-2853
FOR SALE Thomasville solid oak 3-pc
wall unit, $700. New Husqvama self-
propelled lawn mower, $250. 5 gallon
gas-can, $20. Call (715)258-2926..

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DISHWASHER & STOVE -'$50/each.'
Good working condition. Call (904)206-


Waterfront Homes &, Lots Call.
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
Lasserre, Realtor.
OCEANFRONT LOT In Jacksonville
Beach. Zoned & ready to build on.
Reduced to $589,900. (904)868-2150

813 Investment Prope"t-
1.1 house on half acre ih Yulee. 85026
Durrance Ave. Great renter at
residence. Asking $33,000. Call Justin
(96 4)753-1517.

8 17 Other, A .
MINI FARMS Just outside
Chattanooga! :10-25 acres starting at
only '$56,000. Located on Signal
Mountain. Ideal for horses and
gentleman farming. Call (877)282-
4409. ANF .



3-I/2 WMM UON L.AKE -,/ 7558:
Johnsbn Lake Rd., Yulee. $900/mo.
$900 dep. Call (478)363-1066.
YULEE Nice 3BR/2BA $695. Nice 2BR
SW $600 rental available. Water Inc.
Service animals only. Call (904)501-
5999. Possible rept to own.
RV to live on a campground for $425/
mo. All utilities included. Ask about
senior citizen special. (904)225-5577.
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & W'lFi Included. (904)225-
ON ISLAND 3/2 ,SWMH In park
starting $185 wk/$750 mo + dep. Utils
avail. Off Island N'ville 3/2 SWMH,
CH&A, $750 mo + dep. 261-5034
3BR MH IN YULEE $800/mo. +
$800 deposit, plus $150 deposit on
electric. Service animals only. Call


[: ; 4 R.-..f,1'^ ; l Co~nfurnished
from beach, S. Fletcher Ave. Private 3BR/1BA, very clean, landscaped fenc-
entrance. (904)583-2456 ed yard, nice north end neighborhood.
Carport, lots of storage. No smoking.
Pets considered. $900/mo., $900
security deposit. (904)624-0812
LONG TERM 2BR/2BA In Harrison
Cove Villa, GE Pro apps, granite, tile,
fireplace, tar., It. screen porch, 1 level.
AT BEACH 1BR apts $225wk/$895 $1575/mo. + sec. dep. 556-3163
mo. + dep, Incl all utils, long term. Al-____________________
so 3/2 SWMH on & off island. Weekly 3BR/2.SBA CONDO $1250/mo.
or monthly. Call for details 261-5034. Stoney Creek, Deposit/references and
S'" credit check. Gated/pool. Available
'September 1st. (904)556-5493

.SANDI~wc HAKIWN~a Long_ Term Rentals Available
Available 10/15 2BR unit. Rent based Long STerm Rentals Available
on' income for eligible seniors 62+ 3BR/2BA, unfurnished, $1650/mo.
and/or disabled persons.' d Arrigo Blvd.
Apartments, 2021 Jasmine Street, 3BR/2AA w/offlce, unf., $iSOO/mo.
Femandina Beach..,Call (904)277-87 22 3B2BA /ofce, unf. 500/mo.
for more Information. *This Institutioni
Is an equal opportunity provider and BRICK 3BR/2BA -' Totally renovated,.
employer. TDD: 71,1 1800sf, lac. and fenced on Haddock
epoy r ll" Rd in Yulee. $1200/ni6.. 4 fio000
deposit. Call (904)225-5635.,,
2 RENTALS Townhome ,3SR/2.SBA
ready nov, show like 'new, $1125.
6TH FLOOR OCEANFRONT 1BR/ Hore In Heron Isles, 3BR/25A, ready
1BA, W/D, nekt to Ritz Carton. $1295- in Sept., $1125. Call The Real Estate
$1395/mo Including utilities. Svc pets Centre, Inc. (904)206-1370.
only. Call (904)261-0816 or 557-1682.
ON ISLAND 2,069 Bonnie Oaks Dr.
S2-car garage, CH&A, treed lot.
$1100/mo. + $1000 deposit. Call
: (386)365-8543.
MADDOX RENTALS (904)261-9129 VISITrwww.chapllnwllilamsrentals.
Long Term Rentals Available corn for thel most recent Informatiom,
Amelia Island Plantation Club' Villas on Long Term Rentals. Updated Dally..
2BR/2BA. Furnished. Chaplin Williams Rentals, The Area's
tarting at $1400/mo. Premier Rental Company

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.

space from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft.
Includes utilities, Internet, common
area receptionist, conference room,
break room, & security. For info call
Office Space All utilities, CAM, & tax
Included. 2 rooms, 370sf. $695. Call

1 866 Wanted to Rent
WANTED.- 1BR with bath for'quiet
middle aoc-d nor. drannkr..' nker
for. $ In udin a ullilitiie Plea.e
email: chickle1..3'
long ; term rental, 1700+ sq. ft.
unfurnished home. Resident of Amelia
since 1972. '10/31/13 -move In.
$1200/mo. (904)753-0256' ; .


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* Furnished or
* Internet service
* Telephone
* Conference room
* Mail box service
* Break room,
* Virtual Offices

.Daily $39
Weekly $99
Monthly $275
Virtual-office $49
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Contact: Phil Griffin
T 904.556.9140

Real Estate, Inc.

*2BR/PJIBA mobil'home, on island,
$800/mo +- utilities.
*3BR/2BA home on Lofton Creek
2,600 .sq.ft., Dock, garage/workshop,
Large lot, gourmet kitchen; many other
bonus's $1,950/mo. Plus utilities.
' 2BR/IBA Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher.
Across the street from the beach. All
util,wi-fi,TV & phone .
* 3BR/3BA'townhomeln Sandpiper Loop
$1850/wk plus taxes&cleaning fee.
* 1801 S., Fletcher 2BRI IBA furnished
Beach, Cottage; monthly rental great
fqr extended vacations, winter rental,
or longer. Public beach access close,
call office to inspect now, vacant.'
* Five Points' Village, 1.200 sq. ft. AIA/S.
8th St. exposure Great for retail,
services, or office$1200/mo.+ sales tax.
*850688 US HWY 17, 1,210 sq.ft. build-
ing with 3.8 acres of.fenced, property,
formerly a Nursery with some outbuild-
Sing and a green house still on property
-Two 80Qsf Office/Retail spaces, can .be
joined for one, 1,600 sq R space, AIA.
next to Peacock Electric $'12/sq. ft +
CAM&Tax .
*Amelia Park Unit B small office (2
rooms) with bath, 576 sq.ft. $1050/m6.
+ sales tax.
* 1839 S. 8th St. adjacent to Huddle
House, 1,800 sq.ft. $1700/mo. lease +
tax. Sale also considered.

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