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"It's one of the
biggest trees in the
county," said Helen
Burke, describing an
oak tree possibly hun-
dreds of years old that
toppled Wednesday
morning on property
she has owned on
Owens Farm Road in
Yulee since 1962,
above. Burke said coun-
ty officials remfioving
limbs from the roadway
said thevy:eliaved the
tree beca ne waterlogged
after several consecutive
days of rain.
Likewise, a utility
pole on Eighth Street in
Fernandina Beach
might have been under-
mined by this rainy
week and tilted into the
path of an empty log
truck Wednesday.



bills up

S. '. New ,.Leadqer *.
City commissioners voted 3-1 to
Increase water/wastewatt r rites by 3
percent, effective Oct. 1.
Commissioner Pat Gas, voted
against the increase at the meeting
Tuesday, saying city officials should
stick with last year's numbers Mayor
Sarah Pelican was absent.
According to City Public Utilities
DirectorJohn Mandrick, the rate hike
of 3 percent will mean a 81.80 incveas-
per nionth for the average household
that has a utility bill of $R.kper month
",I don't feel it's drastic," Mandrick
said. "-I don't see it as being a huge
shock "
The increase, Mandrick said. was
based on a 2008 city utilities study by
financial consultants Burton &
Associates of St. Augustine Rates have
increased about 3 percent a year sino:
the study was done. Mandrick said
The proposed increase in water rates
in that study was 3 percent pejr year
Sewer rate increases ranged from 25
percent in 2009 to 3 percent in 2013 in
that study '
"As the price of comrnodihies and
expenses go up, rates,, go. ip."
-.lNandrck. 'said' after th_.'ax.fti.og.
.' Those, comrmodities drivi6ii"upd. sbts
,include fuel and electrikltyfrpilrea'ses,
.* Niandrick.said,.-as well as, expenses
-. such frycity empployee salaries, bene-
t:fitsand pensions.h __ :
-.--Mandrick- als I -T no ted the
Swater/wastewater continrgency
re serves are not where he would like
Them to be.
"The revenue stream gets inter-
rupted due to catastrophes like hurri- -
; canes and storms," Mandrick said.
"The (utility customer) may not be
able to pay if their house doesn't exist.
Our contingency levels are not at a
year's worth of revenues." Mandi ick
,said according to his judgment, the
CITY Continued o 3.4 .

A delicate balance
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When a cluster of old shade trees ..I
at South Fletcher Avenue and First ., cal
Coast Highway were removed so '
Flash Foods could build a bigger build- ,
ing to sell more gas, cigarettes and ,.
sodia pop, it get into motion a plan by.
local residtcrills to organize and launch that they are
an effort to preserve Amelia Island's will they chail
ees.1 "- '.make a point
SClearlyithey weren't interested in ""We don't
Anything to do with trying to maintain icals." said Lu
the beauty arnd integrity of the site," awareness."
said Melinda Carter Luedtke about As busine'
Ihe convenience store's tree removal maria keter witl
earlier this year for its expansion proj- background.
ect. ...- .retired) they
SLuedtke is a founding member of that they're s
the Amelia Tree Con-servancv, a new developers;
r"oup whose mission is to preserve "It'sa delic
tMe maritime forest canopy, the lush vate enterprise
fbd lovely trees that shade local' road- Pannone "Oiu
Wa-s ness and edi
: In an interview, Luedtke and co- valueof.the tr
Founder Lyr Pannone made it clear ,' The mariti

slandI's trees

nt people to know and treasure the maritime
nopy. Our future depends on these trees.'

not tree huggers. Nor*
n themselvt:s lt tiree- to
,vanl to be wild-eyed tad-
edtke. '"Wewantto raise
sswvomren (Lucdike is a
h a strong public policy
Pannone is recently
also want people to know
sensitive toI the needs of
ate balance between pri-
eand public good,' said
ir goal is to raise at are-
icate pcplr.e about the
'ees around us."
ime canopy car, include :

'several I ee species, such as live oak,
laurel oak, water oak, hickory, south-
erni magnolia, re d cedar and pinetrees.'
Several local canopies are worth a
The prettiest among them may be ,.
along. First Coast Highway, west of' Y' "
hie roundabout where the aforemen-,
tioned Flash Foods rings up business. .
The canopy continues south of the ..,
roundabout, heading; toward and: t ., ."t& .j '
including much of the Omni Amelia '
Island Plantation resort. , S-, ",
There is also a pretty canopy on rY MAii Amelia Island Parvkway, near the enlry Organizers of the Amelia Tree Conservancy, Melinda Carter
to The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Luedtke, left, and L)yn Pannone, stand under the maritime canopy
S4 lralong First Coast Highway. The; group's-miission is to educate and
S TREES CoJntinued on 3A advocate for Amelia Island's trees. ,

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27. 2013 NEWS News-Leader

Myra Jean Adams
A star in heaven above has dimmed its lights
with the passing of Myra Jean Adams, age 91
of Jacksonville, FL
She was born on March 6,1922 in Albany,
GA, and died on Sept 22,2013 from Alzheimer's
disease. Her body and mind were destroyed by
the disease, but never her spirit.
She was preceded in death by her husband
of 47 years, James Everett Adams. She is sur-
vived by her daughter, Penny Adams Landregan
of Fernandina Beach, FL, and two sons, Gene
Adams of Jacksonville, FL, and Dennis Adams-
McDonald of Chiang Mai, Thailand; eight
grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and
many nieces, and nephews.
She was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist
Church for 70 years, and sang alto in the church
choir. Myra will be remembered by thousands
of friends, and families for crocheting booties
for their newborn babies.
There will be a graveside service at,
Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery of
Jacksonville, FL, today, Friday, September 27,
2013 at 1:00am, with the Rev. George Mills of "
Yukon Baptist Church officiating. Following
the service, friends, and, family are invited to
share in the celebration of her life at Yukon
Baptist Church, 4552 120th St, Jacksonville, FL
The family has requested that in lieu of flow-
ers, memorial donations may be made 'to
Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266
Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257 in Myra
Jean's memory. We thank them for the loving
care they provided her in the last 9 months of
her life.
Hardage-Giddens Edgewood Funeral Home

Jimmie Doyal Cooper Sr.
Jimmie Doyal "J.D." Cooper, Sr., 71, of
Callahan, Florida passed away September 23,
2013 after a courageous battle with cancer sur-
roundod by his beloved family.
J.D. was born November 23,1941 in Luxora,

Arkansas and moved to Callahan 30 years ago
from Jacksonville, FL.
Family was most important to him and he
took good care of his. He was an honorable
and brilliant man who mentored his children
and grandchildren, providing them with the
skills they would need in life.'J.D. was also an
avid hunter, fisherman, and enjoyed gold
He was preceded in death by his true love,
Gloria Belle Cooper, and his beloved son,
Jimmie Doyal Cooper, Jr., both passing away in
Survivors include his daughter, Belinda Gail
Cooper Lewis; three brothers, Johnny Cooper,
Gary Cooper and Willie Paul Cooper; two sis-
ters and a brother in law, Delores Cooper,
Janice and Mark Brummer; grandchildren,
Rachel Ryals (Adam), Lacy Lee (Matthew),
Jimmie Doyal Cooper, III (Jessica), and
Samantha H. Gaines (Joseph); great-grand-
children, Haylie Ryals, Gabriella Lee, Ethan
Ryals, Aislinn Gaines, Dawson Lee, Kathryn.
Coope-, Macy Lee and Joseph Gaines, V; and
numerous nieces and nephews. -
SThe family wishes to thank the Doctors and
staff of St Vincent's Hospital Riverside for their
compassionate care. .r ,
In .lieu of flowers, the family suggests that
memorial donations be made to Community
Hospice of N.E. Florida, 4114,Sunbeam Rd.,
Bldg. 100 Ste 101, Jacksonville, FL 32257; ,
Foir more information and to sign. Mr.
Cooper's online register book please visit the
Green Pine website at www.greenpinefuner- .
Green PineFuneral Home

Mr. David Franklin Dickson, 80,, Amelia
Island, died on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.
Memorial services will be held at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church. Complete arrangements will
be announced.
Oxey-Heard Funeral Directors
La Flora Mission Crematorium

Drivers urged to remember

kids need booster seats

TAMPA- Nearly 4 out of 10
(39 percent) consumers who
drive with children between
the ages of 5 and 12 years old
in Florida say they rarely or
never use a booster seat, accor-
ding to a AAA Consumer Pulse
survey. Additionally, 24 percent
of -those reporting say they
don't put children in a booster
seat because the law doesn't
require it.
For informnation.on 'slte,
child passenger _safety: laws,
visit AAA's Digest of Motor
Laws. .
The use of booster seats'
can reduce injuries by 59 per-
cent compared to ,using an
Adult safety belt alone, accord-
ing to the National. Highway
Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) Children who have
outgrown their 5-point harness
Scar seat by weight or height
should use a booster seat until
they reach 4 feet 9 inches (typ-
ically between the ages of 8-

However, it is often a step
skipped too quickly with the
anticipation of moving to a reg-
ular safety belt In fact, more
than half of the respondents
(57 percent) said they would
determine that a child doesn't
need to be in a booster based
on the child's age, showed the

Reasons for Non-Usage of Booster Seats
with Children Between the Ages S and 12

Child Is too old
Child Is too large
Law doesn't require
Don't feel It Is necessary
Booster seat not available
Child refuses toirse one
Tbo expensive

AAA Consumer Pulse survey.
According to NHTSA, car
crashes are a leading cause of
death for children 1 to 13 years
old. Many times deathfis'and
injuries can be prevented by
'proper use of car seats, boost-
ers, and safety belts. But, traf-
fic safety experts agree that
children are moving to adult
safety belts too soop. Safety
belt systems in vehicles are
made for adults that are at least
4 feet 9 inches tall and poorly
fitting safety belts can lead to
serious injury or even death,
For information on AAA's
child passenger safety resour-
ces for parents and caregivers,

12% .
3% ..'',: ..
D*A 2013% I~ 60%

visit AAAcom/SafetyMatters;
The AAA Consumer Pulse
Survey was conducted online
among residents living in the
southern region of The Auto
Club Group (Florida, Georgia
and Tennessee) from Aug. 28-
30. .A total of 401 Florida resi-
dents completed the survey, with
176 driving with children
Between the ages of 5 and 12 in
their vehicle. "The survey has a
maximum margin of error of
-4.9 percentage points Overall
Survey responses arc weighted
bygenderand age to ensure reli-
able and accurate representa-
tion of the adult population
(18+) in Florida.

Jo inoundation. tfree trees

'FortheNews-Leader cated to environmental stew- or they will be replaced free of
.... .... ..... hardship through tree planting charge. Planting instructions
The Arbor Day Foundation "Crape myrtles are espe- are enclosed with each ship-
will brighten up your fall by cially beautiful in the fall and ment of trees.
Offering Ove free crape myr- were selected for this cam- New members of the Arbor
tie trees when you join the paign because of their elegant Day Foundation also receive
foundation in October color and form," said John The Tt'ee Book, which
The free trees are part ,of Rosenow, founder and chief includes information about
the nonprofit Arbor Day executive of the Arbor Day tree panting and care.
Foundation's Trees for Ameri- Foundation. "Crape myrtles' To receive the free crape
ca campaign;.a program dedi- make an attractive addition to myrtle trees, send a $10 mem-
the home landscape." bership contribution to Five
|amabas The trees will be shipped Crape myrtles, Arbor Day
postpaid between Nov. 1 and Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave.,
S-Z p Dec. 10, at'the right time for' Nebraska City, NE 68410, by
c.. y planting. The 6- to 12-inch Oct. 31,'orjpin online at arbor-
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The Amelia Island Museum
of History invites you join it
today for the opening of its new
Viva Florida 500 Exhibit with
special guest Dr. Michael
At 6 p.m., Francis will deliv-
er a presentation entitled: Mur-
der and Martyrdom in Spanish
Florida: Don Juan and the Guale
uprising of 1597. In the late fall
'of 1597, Guale Indians murdered.
'five Franciscan friars stationed
Sin their territory and razed their
'missions to the ground This
presentation explores the upris-
ing and its aftermatfih, and aims
.to shed light on the,complex
., nature of Spanish-Indian rela-
tions in early colonial Florida.
After the lecture thie museum
will unveil the Viva Florida 500
exhibit that explores the origins
of European history in Florida,
and demonstrates how the
French, Spanish and British
flags shaped Fernandina. The
exhibit will also celebrate the
Amelia. Island Museum of His-
tory's 35th anniversary, and the
transformation ,from Nassau
CountyJail to museum. There is
a suggested donation of $5 for
members and $10 for non-mem-
bers. Contact Gray at 261-7378,
ext, 102, or gray@ameliamuse- ..
Saturday from. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
will be a day of family friendly
activities at the Plaza San Carlos
in Old Town. The event will in-
clude a representation of a
Spanish Peonia (a typical plot of
land in accordance with the law
of the Indes), complete with live
Professor Gordon Rakita
from UNF will provide a demon-
stration of Ground Penetrating
Radar, and teaches us
about'the area's past. Vendors
will sell Spanish cuisine and
there will be live music 'arid
docent-led Town Gate Tours
from 10 am.-2 p.m. Park at the
North End Boat Ramp on North
1,4th St4eet, with a shuttle to Old
Town by Amelia Island Trolleys.'
Schedule of events:
11 a.m. Performance of
"Viva Fernandina," a'play.writ-
ten by Jennifer Harrison and
,directed, by Amelia Hart in
which a' cast of colorful histori-
cal characters give an overview
of the history of Old Town
Noon Performance by local
bluegrass ba&d The Shrimp
1 p.m. Performance by
Fuego Flamenco. Led by prin-
cipal instructor and cofounder
Naomi Vail, "Fuego Flamenco"
has established a reputation as
the best Spanish dance troupe in
the area.
2 p.m. Spanish Colonial
Foodways presentation by Cathy
Parker, of the University of West
Florida. Parker presents exam-
ples of foods the colonial set-
tlers craved, compared to what
they actually had to eat (if they
were lucky!). Shealso recreates
the standard European military
ration, which, with few changes,
would be readily recognized as
"home co_ l Ing" by any soldier
ini the 15th-19th centuries.
3 p.m. Middle Passage
Ceremony to honor the count-
less Africans who lost their lives
being brought' across the
Atlantic to be sold into slavery.
An estimated 15 percent of those
who were forced to make the
journey to the New World died
in the'crossing. The ceremony
'will include the Peck Commu-
nity Ensemble, along with
Queen. Quet of the Gullah
Geechee Nation, Neil Frink and
Gwen Triay, both of whom have
long-standing ties to our com-
4 p.m. A Taste of Spain -
Wine and food tasting hosted
by Espafia Restaurant, along
with an encore performance by
Fuego Flamenco. Tickets must
be purchased in advance at the
museum, 233 S. Third St., and
you must over 21 to attend.






The Fernandina Beach Commission adopted
a budget of $808,535 and millage rate of 17.5 for
the new fiscal year.
September 26, 1963
Container Corp. began interviewing tempo-
rary replacements for about 400 members of two
mill unions locked out in a contract dispute over
wages and benefits.
September 25, 1986
The Nassau County Commission approved a
$99.4 million budget and millage rate of 8.0045
for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1.
September 26, 2003

A yard sale to benefit
Tony Colucci will be held
from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 28 in
the Southside Elementary
parking lot. Colucci was hit
head-on by a drunk driver on
June 7. Due to injuries sus-
tained in the accident, he has
been out of work. Medical
bills have increased with
every passing surgery, and
everyday living expenses .
continue with no income to
offset. Come get some great
deals and help raise money
to support a staff member's'
son and longtime local, Tony
Breakfast findraiser
The Knights of Columbus
of St' Michael's Church will
hold a breakfast fundraiser
on Sept. 28 at Murray's
Grille on AlA in.Yulee for a
fellow Knight fighting can- ,
cer. His fellow postal workt-,
ers also are hostingthe" ,
event. Breakfast is from 7-9
a.m. Tickets.are $6 and avail-
able at the door. Menu, ',
includes pancakes, bacon,
eggs and drinks. The public
is welcome.. .,
Blessing of an als
S Four-legged friends,.
winged companions and
creatures of all kinds' are
invited to join the worship,
service at New Vision
Congregational Church 9n
Sept 29 at 10 a;m. All pets
are welcome, and bring your
people too.
This fun, outdoor worship
service includes lively music
and a blessing of each, ..
squirmy or wiggly animal
present. A cookout will fol ''.
low and children will enjoy
making an animal craft. All
pets are invited indoors in
the event of rain.
New Vision meets at ; :
96072 Chester Road in. '
Yulee. Visit www.NewVision,
find them on Facebook, or
Scall the Rev. Mary Kendrick
Moore at (904) 238-1822.
Library cads '
National Library Card,
Month ends Sept.30, but itis
never too late to get your
free library card. Take a tour
of any Nassau County
Library Sy n'Bihh,6f-' '
visit the website to view the
.many resources' available to
you. The branches are locat-
ed in: Bryceville, 7280 Motes
Road; Callahan, 450077 SR
200, Suite #15; Fernandina
Beach, 25 N. Fourth St;
Hilliard, 15821 CR 108;'and *,
Yulee; 46346 William
Burgess Blvd., or visit
SteppingOff .
Stepping Off Centre
meets quarterly on the fifth
Monday of each month. The
next meeting is at 6:30-8 p.m.
Sept 30 at 910 S. Eighth St.
This networking group
focuses on developing and
supporting community
improvement and social
service projects.It is an off-
shoot of the once popular
Centre'd Women. Please
bring food or wine to share.
The group is on Facebook
and Twitter,as "Stepping Off
Centre" or email centred. Phone
Affordable Carem
Pierre Laporte, manager-
owner of Courson & Stam, is
offering free sessions on the
federal Affordable Care Act
("Obamacare"), "Myth vs.
Fact," each day Sept.30 to
Oct. 4 at the Courson &
Stem office, 2398 Sadler
Road, Fernandina Beach.
A question and answer
session for businesses will
be held each day from 2-3
p.m. A question and answer
session for individuals will
be held from 3-4 p.m. each
The Woman's Club of
Fernandina Beach will meet
Oct. 2 starting at 10:30 a.m.
at the Clubhouse at 201 Jean


The correct number for
he Fernandina Beach Police
departmentt is 277-7342. That
was published in error on
occasion in recent letters to
he editor.
The News-Leader Itrives for
accuracy. We will promptly cor-
rect all factual errors. Please
notify the editor of errors at
vparnell@finewsleadercom or
all (904) 261-3696.

Lafitte-Blvd. In recognition'
of Breast Cancer.Awareness ,s
Month the program will be '
presented by Dr.Scot' '"
Ackerman, medical director ',
of 1st Coast Oncology, a .
provider of radiation therapy ,'i
in three facilities across
Northeast Florida. .
Ackerman is board certi- ,
fled in radiation oncology at,
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 develop- ",:
ments in radiation therapy as :
a cancer treatment. This isa a
luncheon meeting. Lunch is *i
$8. Reserve by Sept 30 by -p.
calling 261-3045 or 261-7191 ;.
or mailing craftydeonas@ -; *>
Siena ub -
'.Thefilm "Birders: The ,
'" Central Park Effect" will be
presented at the Oct. 2 meet-
ing of the Nassau County i
Sierra Club,This soaring ib
journey reveals how the,
beautiful world of wild birds ,'
in the middle of Manhattan ,-i
has upended and magically ':;i
transformed lives. Featuring .
spectacular wildlife footage,
this documentary examines i .
a world that goes all but
unnoticed by the 38 million -
people who visit America's _
most famous park each year.
(60 minutes)
Join the club Oct. 2at7..
'p.m. at the Council on Aging ,
(across from Baptist Medical'*
Center Nassau). Free to the
public. Call 5834388 for :
Gary W. Belson ,
Associates Inc. will hold a ,,
: concealed weapon license ,
course at 4:30 p.m. Oct 2,4, .;
6,7 and 15. A basic with
defensive tactics course will .
.be held at 7:45 am. Oct 12,
S13 and 26. For details contact ,
Belson at 491-8358, (904) ;
476-2037 or gbelson@bell- . Visit .
Garage book sale *;;
Cats Angels will hold a
garage book sale on Oct. 12. p
Stop by Cats Aigels at 7099.S,:
Eighth St.froi '9a.m'.-' I',
Sp.m. ,and choose. fromalarge.,
and new selection of used
books. Thdy will give you a.,
bag and for $1 you can fill it ;.
with books. When you come,.
to shop, don't forget your
aluminum cans for the rey- -
cle bin. ,
Cats Angels, Inc. SPCA is ,.
a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organiza-:.
tion. It receives no govern- -
ment monies and relies sole-..',
ly on donations, grants'and
fundraising to support its
work. For information:visit -
"Ferry Fest"- a commu-
nity rally to show support for ,4.
keeping the St. Johns River '
Ferry will be held Oct. 12
from 11,am.-8 p.m. in
Mayport Village, featuring "'
live music, DJ, food trucks,
artists and special guests
throughout the day. '
Sponsorship opportuni-
ties are available. Contact
Elaine Brown at (904) 318-
5904 or visit keeptheferry.
,The Fernandina Beach
Rotary Club will hold a blood.
drive on Oct 16 from 10 '?
a.m.-3 p.m. in the parking lot .-'
of the Florida House Inn
Conference Center at Fourth.-,
and Ash streets.
Those interested in *
* donating blood can make '
an appointment in advance
on The Blood Alliance's web-
site at
or simply come at their con-
venience on the day of the
A Community Yard Sale
will be held Oct. 19 from 9
a.m.-2 p.m. atYulee
Elementary School to bene-
fit Girl Scout Troop 880.
Booth rental fee is $20. For
reservations contact Helen
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TREES Continued from 1A
But Luedtke says beauty is
just one benefit Trees also have
ecological and economic value.
According to the group's
brochure, trees offer habitats
for wildlife, improve soil, offer
storm protection and generate
oxygen. They also help attract
tourists and improve property
It appears that the Amelia
Tree Conservancy is forming at
a critical time. The county's tree
expert told officials in August
that some canopy trees are suf-
fering, and that overall they
need better care and mainte-
In an Aug. 20 memo to coun-
ty officials, Rebecca Jordi, who
is director of the Nassau
County Extension, said she
identified several dead trees on
Amelia Island Parkway and rec-
ommended that they be
removed due t'o a "high risk of
large limb drop or total failure."
Jordi, who is also a certified
arborist and on the faculty of
the University of Florida, fur-
ther writes, "These trees have
been declining for sometimee"
Jordi says. proper tree trim-
ming would help.the frees grow'
taller and put the canopy out of
the reach of trucks.
"Supply trucks going in and
out of The Ritz and tmni are a
*fact, of life, and .low-hanging
limbs that are in .:the way are
going to get destroyed," A'he
said in a phone interview'
How to pay for this work is
a big challenge. The county is.
strapped for cash and resorted.

CITY Continued'from 1A
city is, short $5 million in the
utility contingency fund.
According to an email from
Mafidrick to City Managerjoe,
Gerrity, the water contingency
is $1.73 million and the waste-
water contingency is $L58 mil-
lion, with total contingency
funds at $3.3 million.
Total water revenues for
next year's budget amount to '
$3.6 million and wastewater rev-
enues are budgeted at $4.8 mil-
lion for a total of $8.5 million,
Mandrick said. ,.
"So if you wanted a year's
worth of reveilue in your con-
tingency, we are r short'
$5,152,264," Mandrick wrote:
"As I stated at the meeting,
the biggest threat for (city) util-
ities is not infrastructure darn-
age, ii 1s'Iloswof iat a~y-eiMdug
to!'Mfh-a TSms daktrWc
tion from natural causes li'k6'a
hurricane," Mandrick wrote.
"Hopefully, we can have a good
year and Increase our contin-
gencies with'this modest rate
The city is involved in a law-
suit, filed in August 2011, that is
associated with its water utility.
The class-action suit claims the
city illegally used impact fees to
cover "futures" payments in the
purchase of Florida Public
Utility's water utility, rather than
using impact fees to accommo-
date new growth of the water
utility. ,
The city paid $1.95 'million
for FPU's potable water utility in
2002, with an agreement for an
additional $7.5 million.' in
"futures" payments over seven
years. The plaintiffs allege the
city "intentionally and continu-
ously concealed the true pur-
pose of the impact fees in
regard to the city's obligations
under the contract with FPU."
Utilities Director Mandrick
operated FPU's water utility
prior to the city's purchase of it,
and came to work for the city
after the purchase in 2002., [
. The city may have to pay
legal fees and possibly more
than $1.6 million if it loses the

to using money from savings
to balance the budget for the
new fiscal year starting Oct. 1.,
Tree trimming is handled
by the Road and Bridge
Department, and workers wield
the chainsaw with an eye on
public safety, not beauty.
"We would like to do more,
yes," said Public Works
Director Scott Herring in a
phone interview Monday. "But
we're operating as lean as we
can right now."
Meantime, the local forestry
director hired by the state to,
oversee the county's trees says
that developers, especially
those involved in residential
subdivisions, can do a better .
job when it comes to -tree
preservation, and protecting
trees during construction.
"Some developers know
what they're doing, but then
there are others who say that if
I don't break a limb or knock a
tree over then I've done my
part," says Dave Holley, a
forester with the Florida Forest
Holley says the county may
be eligible for state grants, but
most of the money is given to
Cities, rather than counties. He
said Fernandina Beach
received state funds to help pay
f'r an inventory of all its trees.
Adding to the mix is the
county's effort to lure-new busi-
, "ness to the area through its
'Economic Development Board.
One firtd that recently decided
to relocate here is. DTW'
Marketing. The small health
care marketing firm cut down
scores of frees this summer to
put up a new office building for

40 workers.
"There is so much empty
office space available in the
area, and we wish they could
have moved into some of that,"
said Pannone.
According to documents
released by the county's plan-
ning office, DTW Marketing
had 90 native canopy trees on
its site, and 65 were removed
for construction. Once the work
is complete, the' company is
required to plant 32 new ones.
County Planning Director
Peter King said in an interview
Monday that developers can
buy themselves "bonus'" points
by preserving larger, older
trees. That means for every
large tree saved, builders earn
the privilege of chopping down
a greater number of smaller
What size does the tree
need to be in order to. receive
bonus .points?
"Size is relative to all the
trees on a given site,", said King.
In this case, the bonus size was
16 inches. .
The county has a tree ordi-
nance, but a lot of discretion is
given to developers.
Recommendations for' pro-
tecting trees during construc-
tion are vague. Builders are told
to try not to dig around root
systems too deeply and to mark
a reasonable area around the
trees and to use a protective
barrier but 'how deep and
'what's reasonable are not clear-
ly defined.
King says each project is dif-
ferent. But uniform guidelines
can help.
The organizers of the nfew

Utility bflls
Sample of city utility bill payments from September
2008 to September 2013 for a 1,000-square-foot
house with two residents in the downtown area.
Numbers for 2013 are prior to an anticipated 3 percent
increase approved by city commissioners that is
scheduled to take effect Oct. 1.
Water base 2008 . ................ ......$9.33
Water base 2013 ........................ $10.62
Sewer base 2008 .......................... $24
Sewer base 2013 ........................ $31.18
Garbage pickup 2008 .................... $18.61
Garbage pickup 2013...................... $19.79
Municipal tax 2008 ....................... $1.75
Municipal tax 2013 ......................... $1.30
Stormwater fee 2008 .......................... 0
SRormwatecfee2013 .: ..... $1-4
.,,i ".,'... ,i -.' ~," ''" .. ,r :. '" 1 .
Tolal bill 2008: ....................... $62.77
Total bill 2013: ........................... $73.94
Proposed- 2014: ...................... $76.16

A municipal tax of $1.30 on city utility bills is a city "rev-
enue stream" allowed by the state, according to City
Manager Joe Gerrity.





For more information contact Laura Reed at (904) 321-1227

The maritime canopy is preserved on Buccaneer Trail, but destruction of other old-
growth trees, such as 32 cut down when FlashFoods expanded in Amelia City earlier
this year, prompted formation of a new tree preservation group.

tree preseravtion group have
worked with county officials tu
make the tree ordinance
stronger. 'But they say there is
still work to do, and the focus

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"We want people to' know
and treasure the maritime
canopy," said Leudtke. "Our,
'future depends on these trees."-

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Hats off to. all

It has been an extraordi-
nary 90 days in my parents'
household. The abbreviated
version is my father had sev-
eral hospital stays and an
eventual heart procedure of
some consequence. Thanks
are in order for decisions
made by his local primary ,
care doctor, Baptist Nassau
and the heart hospital at
Baptist Downtown. He is
doing much better.
Two. days after his release,
my mother took a fall and
broke her femur. She is back
at her home in Charlotte,
N.C., after 28 days and has a
lengthy recuperation ahead.
Her stays included some time
at a rehabilitation facility., ,
owned,.by Carolinas Medical
Center that is shared with
nursing home patients.
Spending many days wit-
nessing the care that is deliv-
ered in these levels of patient
services was eye-opening and
'iresh in my mind. Forty-eight
hiui s ago, I was in room 7901
waiting to take my mother

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cent relat-
able topic.
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RF W9 Let's look
CORNER the entry-
-....- level teams
of service
Rick Keffer providers
and think about their value.
Hospitals are clean and it is
big job. Messes are common
place and often environmea-
tally sensitive. Lack of out-
standing delivery of behind
the scenes attention to a
clean environment can resu
in numerous health risks to
the patients and.staff. Thank
to these teams.
Food delivery is a person
to person aspect that I
include among caregiving. I
is so nice when a friendly,
smiling face brings in the

the caregivers
meal and adjusts the big tray last one of them. Doctors are
to a comfortable position, in and out, while nurses are
Meals can bea high 'point in "in" the whole time. They
e the 24 long hours of hospital possess a level of medical
it days. The dietary profession- knowledge that amazes the
r- als and preparers work in layman. They execute the
anonymity feeding the mass- patient orders and do it with a
es. Thanks to these folks, warmth and compassion that
Nurses are just an incredi- is real. My hat is off to nurses
t? ble group of people. In the at all levels of the profession.
at purest sense of the word, Watch aWestern, and the
they are the primary care- person with the big house
s givers. Let's recognize they just outside town is the doc-
come at different levels, with tor. They have it because they
the RN's shouldering the pti- earn it. Hospital rourtds, long
Smary responsibility'for the office hours, beingon call
a patient. They work in tandem and often surgery fill their
n-, with at least one other nurse days. They are in a "life and
and other support members, death" profession in the most
You have to have a love for literal sense of the words.,
your wor-k to deliver nursing Patients in hospitals want to
care. This passion comes to see their doctors and find out
It the surface when the one on what the outloole/plan is. You
one patient interaction are there because a doc-
ks occurs. The great majority tor's order and you get out
have the bedside-manner with a doctor's order. Very
S skills necessary for the hospi- few people in this world do
talized. The hundreds of we cede control to doctors
t interactions that take place and lawyers head up that '
during what are often 12-hour group. My take is that doc-
shifts are important every tors must have genuine 'J

desire to care for people to
commit to what it takes to
earn that white coat with MD
on it. It takes long years of
expensive, difficult.schooling,
followed by a lifelong commit-
ment to a demanding profes-
sion. We rely on these men
ard women to be our medical
Orderlies, lab-techs, trans-
porters, administration, main-
tenance, hospital auxiliaries
and many I am omitting all
deliver services to those in
need. Having been inthe
front row at hospitals here,
Sand in North Carolina recent-
ly, I want to take this week to
acknowledge the caregivers
and what they mean to those
in need and their families.
Bless them all. Have a good
Rick Keffer owns and oper-
ates Rick Keffer Dodge
ChryslerJeep in Yulee. He
invites questions or positive
stories about automobile use
Sand ownership. ...
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Guest speaker for the ;
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Nassau County School Board.:!
Chair Donna Martin. Martin
is associate dean of the
Library/ Learning Commons ,
at FSCJ's Downtown Campus
and'in 2008 was elected to
serve on the Nassau County
School Board.
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Skyscraper: The tallest loblollypine tree in the state of
Florida, above, lives off Buccaneer Trail in Nassau
County and measures 108 feet high and 15.1 feet ide.
"And it's still growing," said property owner Tony Lope.,
above right at the base of the tree. The tree is said to be
almost 300 years old and, has held the state champion
status for more than 30 years.

Let the Northeast have the
leaf peepers. Nassau County has
an eye-popping pine tree.
The state's largest loblolly
pine tree lives off Buccaneer
Trail. It stands 108 feet tall and
its.girth is 15.1 feet.
'You're looking at the state
champ," said Tony Lopez during
a viewing on Wednesday morn-
The prize tree lives in his
backyard. "Arborists think it's
250-300 years old," said Lopez.
He could find out the tree's
exact age but that would require
boring into the trunk to count
,the rings, and Lopez says he is
nbt willing to do that
"The tree will have peace,
and at least while I'm alive no
one will mess with it," said
When Lopez purchased the
land in the 1970s to build his
house, the property line fell a
few feet short of the tree. He.
later offered the owner more
mohey to buy it.
'The land surveyor thought
it had champion status," says
Lopez. "Re urged me to call the
state, but I hesitated for, a few
*years." .
He made the call after find-
ing an old map dated 1769 in a
Centre Street antique store not-
Sing a "Pine Tree Landmark"
"It was1' petty close to my
house,", sid Lopez "And I
thought, that's be miae.".
He say's forestry officials
were skeptical about the land-
murkand thie size6f his tiee.
."They told me I had some
serious competition'from a big
tree in Tallahassee," said Lopez:
"But a guy came outwitha tape
measure, and then he came
back out again with another guy
to verify." ,
This was back-ir 1986. Lopez
says the two trees measured
just over 13 feet wide. But the
Tallahassee free suffered a light-
ning strike about 10 years ago
and fell out of the competition.
"Now it's just this one," said
The state forestry official for
Nassau County, Dave Holley,
said he measured the tree'in
April at 104 feet. That is a few
feet off Lopez's measurement.
"It's a big tree and in the
record book," said Holley in a
phone interview Monay. ,
Lopez said sat forestry offi-
cials asked if they could plant a
plaque near the base of his tree.
"I'm still waiting," said Lopez.

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The loblolly pin. ilpinu-
ta,-dal is a Iasl-L',truwi n .f.,lh.
ei n yellow pine iihl dark ei ,cri and a i a,-d-bro% n ri
1i lypi'aUy r-Llachl.: ii6) 0 I bul
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ly >,Irl. l10 l i m1%,%.
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there is plenty of iirni for the
Ir--' to sipreacd out. Arid its ruotlS
have pl,-nty ,f atir The liv'
-lan&ds next l t siiiall cr.',ck and
the Intiacoa.tal Walterway i.
within shoutingg distance
"I dorin'tl do much tOr it. so
it's an .as Iy li re ju ca'i- fo-'r." said
ILip-z could instill a light-
ning i ud tLo, hlp pri'lect it from
electrical toi ni|., but that would
mlean lo-ting .,mneone cliiib tlhe
tree to install equipment and
he's nriot willing to do thal work

He is willing to show the u'et
to just about anyone thai a-sks.
"Busloads of school kids ind
Boy Scouts have comc' lihie o
study tirec;s" He says sludlnils
fiorn Emna Lovwe Harde- E le-
mental y School came in April
"It's an educational txperii
ence." says Lopez
It is.
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27,2013 NEWS News-Leader

River Water Man.
District Governing
gave final approval t
2013-14 budget that
the millage rate
payers while funding
restoration projects
viding cost-share dc
new water resouir
water supply develop
The board app.
0.3283 village rate
generate $80.6 million
a $135.5 million budgi
fiscal year that- start
The new millage rate
a l percent decrease
current year's rate.
The budget al
include funding from s
, eral and other source

board adopts
St. Johns ing revenue, from timber sales,
agement cattle leases and permit fees,
SBoard as well as interest earnings
o a. fiscal and find balances.
reduces Under a 0.3283 millage rate
for tax- 32.83 cents for every,$1,000
g priority of assessed property value -
and pro- the owner of a $200,000 .
)llars for house with a $50,000 home-
rce and stead exemption will pay
anentproj- $49.25 in-the coming year
in property taxes to the
roved a District.
that will "By reducing administra-
n toward tive costs and implementing
et for the additional efficiency mea-
s Oct. 1. sures in our operations, we are
Sis.about able to dedicate more funds to
from the projects that protect and
restore the region's water
Iso will resources," -said board
state, fed- Chairman Lad Daniels. "This
s, includ- budget increases funding for

Restoration projects by nearly
12 percent above last
year's budget and includes
funds for 22 cost-share proj-
ects that will protect springs,
help achieve minimum flows
and levels and enhance water
The budget includes $10.3
million for springs restoration
and protection projects,
which includes $4.5 million in
district funding and $5.8 mil-
lion in legislative appropria-
tions: Those funds will be
leveraged with local govern-
ment funds to achieve a total of
$46.4 million in. springs proj-
The budget also includes
funding for expanding data col-
lection to support priority proj-
ects and'initiatives.

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Nassau County Schools Superintendent John Ruis chats with author Jon Gordon and
his good friend, DeArmas Graham, director of secondary education for the local
school district.. ;

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to the monthly. meeting of
Nassau County school princi-
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His best-selling, book, The
Energy Bus, is enormously pop-
ular with both NFLand college
coaches and teams, including
the-Atlanta Falcons, Boston
Celtics; Clemson Tigers and
the Georgia Bulldogs.
Fortune 500 companies,
hospitals; nonprofits and school

districts are using h'
techniques to bring
matic changes for
and students.
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is upliftirng wasn't doing what I was born to
about dra- do. So I just had this moment
their staff where I prayed about it and I
asked God, What am I born to
n featured: do?' and writing and speaking
N and Fox came to me."
ny newspa- The, Cornell graduate had,.
s. But that done both in conjunction with"'
s".took 10 his work at the 'Phoenix
or. Organization. a nonprofit he:
go; he was founded in his 20s when lie was'
nme tough a voung entrepreneur running'
e had hit a- a bar called Moe's in Buckhead,;
working at. the uptown, district of Atlanta.
and he was- 'But after deciding to make a
Career o it, things didn't go so''
ling like I well at'first He sold his bar in'
order to devote full-time to his-*,
l" nJ new endeavor and that'swhen'C
a" E "his wife got nervous. '
Ij :. "What if the writing and'.
speaking doesn't work-out?"'
I fl she asked. ;
SComments he'd heard grow-:
ing up. from his stepfather
whom he described as "a loving ,
Sman butfthe most negative guyl
on the planet," echoed in his:"
: mind, but Gordon says living'
with that kind of negativity only-
strengthened his resolve. *;
"It's what made me want to,
pursue positivity. It made me:
, want ,to be a 'beiac' person, a,
bt- ter fathei, a befter'husband,2
a-better: leader and what uilti-:
mately inspired me to write the
Energy Bus."
It was during a walk in his.
neighborhood while having'
a another chat with God that the:'
idea for the Energy Bus came to:-
him in "divine inspiration." -
"I wrote the book in three'
:..- and a half weeks," said Gordon.
I"It was.based on me and my,
own'personal struggles with,
negativity and adversity and:i
m the challenges. It was really easy"
lent 0to write about that"' :
Writing the book came easy:
but waiting for it to' be pub--
lished Was hard. 'It was'rejected'
by over 30 publishlers before it
at was finally picked up.
2771 Browsing in a bookstore one
day, Gordon noticed several:.
h ooks by published Jolhn Wiley'
and Sons, and thought, 'ell.
Swe haven't submitted it to them
-yet." He called his agent and
she sent it on.
The manuscript arrived at
the desk of an editor who had
'been with the co~mpahy only;
three months. She wanted to, but the boss Was hesitant..,,
Her persistence won out but;
the boss said, "If it doesn't make.
S it, it could be your career."
At first, the book was less
than successful. But Gordon.,
believed in the book and was,-:
determined to get his message,
out there so he went on 'a self-..
funded 28-city publicity tour..,
Six years later, sales are.
approaching a million; copies,,
1.M. the book is on the. Wall Street:.
Journal bestseller list and.
nd Gordon is in high demand with,,
sports teams, businesses and,
school districts.
"I had to live it to make it',
authentic and real. I had to go
on this journey myself," notes,
Gordon. "I had to walk the,
One of the useful tips.,
Gordon offered the principals is,
that emotions are contagious. ,
"You can either be a germn..
and infect others with your
negativity or you can be a big -*
dose of positive Vitamin C.
Remember: positivity is
sustaining, negativity is drain-
The Ponte Vedra resident
strives to keep a rein on his
traveling in order to be avail-
able for his wife and two
teenage children who share his
love of tennis and lacrosse. I
To learn more about his
books or sign up for his
newsletter visit www.jongor-, check him out on
Facebook or follow him on twit-
ter @Jon Gordon 11.


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Near miss si

It only takes a lhieartbeat to become a traffic
fatality and just another statistic. On a road trip
up to South Georgia to see family recently, I '
thought, I was about to become both. I won't
use the old cliche, "I saw my life flash before
my eyes," but I do think I saw the Grim
Reaper's triumphant grin for a split-second.
The result was enough to leave my knees'
quaking, my heart stuttering and my stomach
doing cartwheels for the next few minutes.
Thank the Lord for guardian angels. I keep CUP
mine busy 24-7, it seems. JO0
It also made me take serious stock of some -
things but more about that farther along here.
My hat's off to our high school driver edu- Joe Pa
cation teacher who drilled defensive driving .
into our airy teenage heads. Plan ahead, think operation
ahead, look ahead and anticipate what the .plumbirij
other driver is doing, was her mantra. my ticke
Thankfully, I didn't skip that class much. side of tt
I Was heading toward Hilliard 6n Highway die of so
108 to pick up US 1 north up to Waycross on'by a c
where, my dad, and one of my sis- my buck
ters lives..,My other sister was coming from -you'knov
Valdosta around the same time. The cutoff to The d
Hilliard can be tricky. Lots of curves and plen- r' iss, wh
Sty of drivers who like to pass on those'curves. andmy I
I was driving with my. eyes way down the road were. sol
when I saw a pickup trutck towing what fond of.
appeared to be a homemade trailer with high. than 10 y
Sides meeting me. The driver appeared to be been pre
Moving alonfig at a pretty good clip. All of a sud- occurredc


den, I heard what sounded
like a loud bang and watched
horrified as the trailer broke
free of the hitch and took off
on its own journey in. my
general direction. And .then,
as suddenly as it had broken
free, the trailer lurched to the
right and careenfied off the
S road, colliding with a road
OF sign or something and shat-
E tering into'a bazillion pieces.
I've survived a few. bad
brushes over the years, ..
liner including a heatt- attack,;a
mini-stroke and two different
n.s to put stents in my'clogged cardiac
g and I usually joke that I figure it'll be
r that eventually puts me on the dirty
ie turf. And that's OKN We all have to
mething. But being harpooned head-
lang-rickety runaway trailer isn't on
et list of groovy ways to check out, if
w what Imean.
leathly quiet moments after the near
en I could hear my own breathing
heart thudding away in my chest,'
being. I have an aunt whom I'm very,
She's my mom's sister and she's less .
rears ,older than me and we've always
etty close. For some reason, it
d to me that we'd not talked or: seen

ad trip
each other for a good while. When I finally
calmed down, I called her and we had a long
chat, ending with' me making a promise I
intend to keep of going up to visit herin the
near future. And while I was at it, I suggested
we.take a trip to.the little South Georgia town
where my mom, my aunt and uncle and grand-
parents lived and just sort of spending the day
looking around, maybe making a trip to the
cemetery to see my grandparents' graves. And
I've got a couple of childhood friends who I
think still live there I'd like to see again, too.
That really got me to thinking. I have old
Classmates in Georgia and North Carolina and
an old college pal in East Tennessee I've '
thought of visiting and even halfway planned
to go visit at some point. Whenever I get a
chance. Which, as is the case with most of us, '
is just another way of saying, maybe tIwill but
maybe I won't. We've talked'back and forth on
Facebook and the telephone and we talk about
seeing each other again but it's just one of
those things that sometimes never happen
But driving down the road with another near
miss behind me; I made a vow that I will go
and see my friends this.fall.
SLife is a tenuous, fragile thing. A blink and
it's ov'er.'Too many of us leave ihis world d with
regrets. I don't want to go that route So I'll go
see my friends while I'm able. .
Sure as.shootitig. Count on it. '
treyurfi'comcsi nct

'Real' dog's breakfastI iste on oca menU

-Musings, opinions, observation
questions, and random thoughts on
island life, Fernandina Beach anm
more: .
As the tourist population thins
local restaurateurs are once again
looking to locals to help fill the fin
cial gap by offering enticements
food and drink, and waterfront '
SSandy Bottoms at Main. Beach is
of the first to staft providing spec
with my favorite being theThurs
buy-one-get-one-free pizza from 5
p.m. If the pizzas are the same qu
ty and size as the thin and crispy
S. ones, in previous years, then this i
must-buy deal. Other SB offering
include two buck tacos on Tuesd
from 5-7 p.m.; allyou-can-eat wini
for $12 on Wednesday, 5-7 p.m.; a
you can eat fried fish, Friday, 5-7
p.m:; a $12 low country boil
Saturday, 5-7 p.m.; and a brunch
platter for $12 Sunday from 11 a.i
to 3 p.m. featuring half-price Bloc
: Marys and mimosas. Monday ai
S always fun with the quirky and
unpredictable Pajama Dave hosti
trivia and the kitchen serving up
ounce prime rib dirint- for$%'fi'-
5-7 p.m.'.Jiust before' 1 ivianbegins
S Call, 'em at 310-6904.
As the Sunday Bloody Mary v
S downtown heat up it looks to me
the Salty Pelican's barkeep Pete
Thomas has taken a substantial f
place lead with his imaginative*
SSmoked Mullet Mary concoction
that had' some 30 takers during 1
Sunday's NFL action. Johnny Mil
now plying his trade at the Palace
Saloon-Sheffield's the same Sund
came a close secondwith a Meat
Lover's Mary that boasted smoki
-pork sausage, teriyaki beefjerky,
pepperoni, bourbon-roasted chic]
Sa blue cheese-stuffdd olive and .
Sbacon, while across the street at

ns, .*^ Star non-bikini clad --"
Sn Crystal Foster con- n
"tinued to add.slices jfyoourenotffende
of pizza to an ever-, something here t
s out growing swizzle ,
in stilckfl-.1a nl ", god-.. .... :_...

inan- ies.,
on" .0*
The Florida
alone, kVA House Mermaid
ials, DAVE'S Bar is now open
day WORLD seven days a week
5-7 beginning at 5 p.m.
uali- "" '- and I'm told there
DavidN will be a variety of
is-a Scott happy hour special!
;s from 5-7 ranging
ays from a "five minute happy hour" to
1s beer', wineand cocktail bargains, but
11, you have to show up in what I think
is one of the area's coziest drinking
and music venues, to find out what
i .. they are. Call 'em at 491-3322.
m. .*.0 0 0
ody Now you~can order off the menu
i'e for Fido at Gourmet Gourmet, but
you still can't bring him inside. Due
ng to customer demand Bill Mertens
a 10 has inaugurated a special "doggie
omr menu" for tlose wh6, hang'
S. t out w'i'thlpbo'Gl'-on dea'tio'
with canine fare including slice of
turkey breast $2, diced chicken
wars breast and orzo $5, charcuterie plat-
like ter $6 and three slices of applewood-
smoked bacon $4, and reports are
irst- that it has proven very popular .
among the tail-wagging crowd. A
feral cat menu suggestion was wisely
iast dismissed by management. Call 'em
ler at 261-8973.
e ,,. * '
[ay Because of Philippe Boets'efforts
some 150 antique cars and their
Ad Belgium drivers are set to-dock in
S New York in a few days and will
ken, make their way to our island in-
S groups of 50 Oct. 13,14 and 15
Dog between 10 am. and 2 p.m. When"

Philippe discovered the Tour.
Americal Antwerp-New York-Miami
-event ,was going to take place he-
madeseveral phone calls to his '
European sources and convinced
them that the tour wouldn'tbe com-
plete without a stop on Amelia
Island. Go to for
more and the next time you see
s Monsieur Boets say "merci."
"Sexist, mean-spirited, hateful,
misogynist, offensive and denigrat-
ing" are a few of the terms thisnews-
paper's letter writers used to
describe me and my Sept. 7 "Sideline
bimbos" football comments. Geez
Louise, if a guy patrolled the side-
lines with inane questions like the
gals ask I'd refer to him as a "jerk,"' a
term my wife. aimed in my direction
after reading my comments. '
Regardless of gender, the mindless
Sblather is a viewer distraction and an
'" mbahrassment t6 whomever is
assigned the pathetic task. Oh, and I
didn't call Ellen DeGeneres a bimbo
Sas one accusatory letter claimed. I
said her show is mindless TV twad-
dle. I also wrote the "offensive head-
line," not the paper's editor as anoth-
er writer suggested, and obviously it
y : caught the attention of a number of
readers. The term "bimbo" describes
an attractive but unintelligent female,
so where'd Igo wrong? At least the
s letter writers were more gentle than,
the deranged grey-haired old bird at
, the Green Turtle, who' after. berating
me by shouting in my face for sever-
al minutes on another column topic,
exclaimed "I'm glad you had a
stroke. This is obviously a person

..,"'. Yulee after he married a.prominent :
thtm. er S 'h ere Presbyterian be autv.who didn't want
yer, : su-re there "'to be known as NMrs. Levy. Their chil-
hait'll- > the trick.. dren were raised as Christians. and
hat'li'do the trick he attended the Presbyte, an Church
... ... with his wife. After he died in New
who appears to have a defective York, his funeral was at a
socialization process that leads her Presbyterian church in Washington.
to believe that incoherent rants where, according to one book,'he
screaming and personal insults add had been a member.' There may be
power to her message. But read on' no evidence that he formally convert
folks: If you're not offended yet,I'm -ed from Judaism, as a letter writer to
sure there's something here that'll -'- this paper says. but 'if it looks like a
do the trick or you can wait until next Presbyterian, walks like a ,
week. Presbyterianand .quacks like a.
*'* ..Presbyterian, it's probably a .
Did you know, that half of all the Presbyterian," says mylocal 'email:<
traffic crashes in Fernandina Beach correspondent. Also; work on the-
,occur in parking lots? Me either until proposed Yulee statue that a local '
I heard a presentation by Chief of group is raising money to lorge is .
Police James Hurley lastweek at the' 'under way while artist Chuck
Men's Newcomers Club. The chief Oldham turned the opportunity to "
says there is even a pamphlet avail- sculpt it down, saying in a letter to
able on how to maneuver your way .- this newspaper: "I discovered a
in and out df parking lots. We also shocking truth. David Yulee was not
live ii what the chief calls a "slow only a slave holder but one of the
speed area," which you are probably most ardent proponents and defend- .
well aware of as youwatch bicycles ers of slavery in his day" In lact.
passing you on your drive to the gro- according to the recently published
,cery stoiC-. but an environment of A Disease in the Public Mind, a New
which liheal rily appri'e Chief. (1 Underszndi:tgof why we Fought the
Hurley also told the group that he OCivil War, author Thomas Fleming
and Nassau County Sheriff Bill points out that only 6 percent'of the .
Leeper have an excellent relation- Southern population owned slaves. '
ship and are jointly looking for ways grouping Yulee into a small, im moral
to cut costs by eliminating duplica-' class offolks. Besides, Yulee already
tions while at the same time keeping, has atown named after him as well
citizens safer, a process that appar- as Levy County using his given..
ently didn't occur to Sheriff's. name. And since the statue fundrais- ,
Leeper's, predecessor., ers want to put the sculpture on city
i d property, shouldn't residents'have a
The David Levy Yulee statue saga say in this? I like a recent letter. -
just keeps getting more and more writer's:idea of a "black John Henry"
intriguing;An island resident tells type statue since the cross-state rail'
-me that comments in a letter to the road was built by black slaves. Or'
editor in this paper about Yulee. how about a statue of Union soldiers
piqued his curiosity, so he looked ,chasing David Yulee-Levy out of
into it, ayirng his research'indicates town"on his train's one and only trip?..
that "Levy changed his name to


What Congress should d

Washington is beginning to intelligence community, a powerful- .
debate the proper extent of govern- voice on national security issues; has,, ,.
S ment eavesdropping powers' in the resolutely defended them. The c, -Oncegiven p
wake of Edward 5nowden's revela- courts that are'supposed to keep' Americans
Stiens about the NSA. It's hardly as them in line with the Cpnstitution A et
' robust a discussion as it should be, have been deferential to national 'better balai
but t's h desperately needed start. security authorities, raising few ,,. '
Thecolossal effort to monitor questions from time to time, but in
Americans' communications has the end approving all but a handful millions'of Americans -
"been: going on for at least seven of tens of thousands of data-gather- the need for some sort
'years, under two presidents. It con- ing requests. .,"We can do with more
stitutes an expansion' of government And the American people, by give people more con fii
power without precedent in the -mod- their lack of widespread outrage, ,, we do." he said in a mi
e'rn era. Yet while some members of haye signaled that in this one case,' speech. '
Congress were informed about it- 'at least, they believe the government' Yes, indeed: Here's
and all had the opportunity to learn can be trusted to safe., once given power, the
none saw an urgent need for public In short, Congress the forum rarely yields it. So you"
-discussion. Thisisisastounding. It where. issues of such nationalimpor- not only about its prese
took the actions of a leaker to spur tance, should be hashed out missed -how it will be used a de
j any real airing of the matter on its chance to lead a reasoned nation- more from now. Even i:
Capitol Hill. al debate over how extensive we' that the current adminh
Even now, it seems unlikely that want surveillance over Americans' its intelligence leaders
Congress will make significant poli- communications to be. It's unlikely. responsible stewards o
cy changes. That's because all the that genie can ever again be forced they've been given ar
nation's key actors and institutions back into' its bottle. .. that is no guarantee thn
appear to approve of the surveillance Yet even the director of national who follow them, orth<
programs. By its silence, Congress intelligence, James Clapper who come after that, will be
clearly supported them. Presidents once denied point-blank to Congress worthy.
Bush and Obamabacked them. The that the government collects data on This means that Coi

S.some challenging work
needs to restore the pr

lo about the NSA

Sewer the.government rarely yields it.
Should demand action to strike a
nce be teenn privacy and security.

- now sees
of change.
oversight and
dence in what
the problem:
have to think
ant use, but
cade or even
fyou concede
istration and
Uip have been
f the powers
rd-I don't-
at the people
ie people who.
equally trust-

ngress has
Ahead. It
oper balance

between-effective intelligence gath-
ering and intrusion into Americans'
privacy. It needs to demand, more
thoroughgoing accountability from
the intelligence community. It needs
to exercise greater oversight and
insist on more transparency, more.
information, and more constraint on
surveillance programs -'defining
what is truly relevant t6 an investiga-
tioni, creating more stringent defini-
tions of which communications are
fair game, and finding ways to
assure Americans that protecting
their privacy and civil liberties need
not mean the wholesale vacuuming-
up of every, domestic phone and
email record in existence.
There is no place for the timidity
Congress'has shown so far on these'
issues. .
SOur system depends on a vigor-
ous Congress. The administration

argues that it can provide rigorous
intelligence-gathering oversight, but
it has yet to prove it-can do- so and
in our system of checks and bal-
ances, it's not enough tohave one.
branch of government overseeing ,
itself. Congress, the courts, and the .
, presidentially appointed Privacy and
Civil Liberties Board all have to step
up to their responsibilities.
Americans should demand action
to strike a better balance between
, privacy and security. In the past, the
congressional overseers of the intel-
ligence community have been capti-
vated, if not captured, by the people ,
' they're supposed to be supervising.
Same with the courts. And the
administration has hardly been
forthcoming. That means it's up to
the American people to insist that
our leaders do their jobs. It's no less
true today than it was at our found-'
ing: the price of liberty is eternal vig-
Lee Hamilton is director of the
Center on Congress at Indiana
University He was a member of the
US. House of Representatives for 34


Nassau County Commissioners: '
Danny Leeper, District 1-Femandina Beach, 261-8029 (h), 430-3868 (cel), email:
Steve Kelley, District 2-Amelia Island, Nassauville, O'Neil, 277-3948 (h), 556-0241-(cell), email:
Pat Edwards, District 3-Yulee, 335-0260 (cell), mail:
Barry Holloway, District 4- Hilliard, Bryceville, Boulogne, 879-3230 (h), 753-1072 (cell),'email: .'
Walter J. Boatright; District 5-Callahan, 879-2564 (h), 753-0141 .(cell), mail:
City of Fernandina Beach Commissioners:
Mayor: Sarah Pelican: 432-8644 (cell) email:
Vice Mayor: Charlie Corbett: 583-1767 (cell) mail:
Arlene Filkoff: 583-8629 (cell) email:
Ed Boner: 556-7554 (cell) email:
Pat Gass: 277-7987 (home) email:

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Confident heart refuses to fear foe

Though a host should encamp
against me, my heart shall not
fear. Though war should rise
against me, in this I will be con-
fident. We may not be able to prevent
the enemy from pitching his tent in our
neighborhood, but we can be confident .
that our Father will prepare us a ban-
queting table in His presence. The
enemy's presence in full force does not.
ip any way diminish our supply from our
Father. He knows kn6w how to break
through the enemy's camp to provide -
for us. :-
'.- The wars that rise against-us will
never exceed the weapon we use to
resist them. What is that weapon? It is a
confident heart that refuses to fear a foe
that our champion has already defeated.
What makes us so confident? The
Lord is our light; He is our salvation; He
is the strength of our life, so whom shall

Owe fear? Of whom
shall-we be aft-aid?
Jesus defeated Satan
so He could have the
right to defend us. We
see the enemy's camp.
We are aware of the
size of his forces; we
recognize that his plan
NOW AND' is to wage war against
'Tr EN, exi---us, but he will never
t inus, f succeed. fow can we
be sure? It is because
Maybelle the devil can only tri-
umph where fear and
Kirkland lack of confidence and
persuasion exist and'these should never
.exist in us, for with confidence in our
champion, we have a spirit of power, of
love and of a sound mind..
S We thank Him, for we know in whom
.we believe, and are fully convinced and

assured that He is able to keep us from
the.evil that is in the world because
Jesus petitioned on our behalf.
How wonderful it is to sit and watch
the enemy powerless to harmn us and
never, have to enter into battle .with him?
Therefore, we choose to use the energy'
and effort to praise Him for His love that
we will never be separated from. Amen,
The families of the late Sis.Judy
Morrison-Morgan and Bro. David
Williams thank God for you, their fami-
lies and friends, and-your acts of kind-
ness shown to them during their hours,
of bereavement.
Birthday wishes to Betty J. Veal,
Sheldon McRae, Stephanie Way, Kim
Rainey, Leon Cribb, Emory Wingard II,
Tina Johnson, Tierra Jones, Marcus' '
Jones, Taylor Sanders, Robert Blue Sr.,'
Daniel Brown, Brenda Hooper, Kevin
Brown and Betty Wilson'.

is r "derin :
.* Showsthe dif-
T. -.ferent elements
of, the universal-
.y accessible
Pirate -
PlaygrounAd set
to be cqnstruct-
ed on land by,
kp. the Atlantic
.4Avenue .,

j '--. t~

irate Playground to'breakground

Thanks to help from contractor, anonymous donor

8 Flags Playscapes, Inc. recently ----
eclipsed the-halfway point of its fundrais- or h o k i ti
ing effort to build Pirate Playground. For hundreds ofkds in this
"We have received a numriber of dona- COUnty,, their only dream is
tions in recent weeks which have taken te we i w rl
us to a new level," says Aaron Morgan, that their wheelchair will roll
president of 8 Flags Playscapes, Inc. up to(the play round) or the
"The closer we get to our gnal, the easier. g 'l be w .eno t.
itris to raise the-ftfliec,..ssai f t the s bvagi e wide enoughto,'
-" -'. ' -~ )I \1. ep. .. ,
construction-of Pit ate.plavytr-oind e theM safe.' ""
Clayton Buchanan, owner of PLAYGROUND SUPPORTR
Buchanan Builders, Inc., recently donat- PLYGROUND SUPPO ER
ed his services valued at $25,000, which INGRID HARDING ,
Sis the largest single donation to date. -
'Buchanan stated, "I support this project
because this is good for the community presentation by Ingrid Harding at the
and good for the kids." Buchanan will Nassau Medical Society banquet.
* serve as the general contractor for the Harding, who has a daughter with Rett
Pirate Playground project. Syndrome, spoke to the group about the
Pitate Playground also received a importance of the playground to her fam-
pledge in the amount of $14,000 from an ily :
anonymous donor, which is intended to During the presentation, Harding
cover concrete expenses and will be mentioned, "Forhundreds of kids in this
used for curbing, sidewalks and surfac- county, their only dream is that their
ing. wheelchair will roll up to it (the play-
The combination Of these donations- ground), or the swing will be wide
and an earlier donation of site prep by enough to keep them safe and they will,
John E. Meyers has moved the project not fall out." Visit
into anew phase. Plans are now under watchv=IWr9kqmv91g to hear a recent
way to start construction in late fall. talk by Harding regariding the impor-
S Additionally,'8 Flags Playscapes tance of the playground.
received commitments for $8,000 after a The Pirate Playground project is a

community project'and has received sup-
port from' many local and national organ-
izations, including: The cify. of
Fernandina Beach, Wolfson Children's
Hospital, NFL, Jacksonville Jaguars,
Heal Foundation, Gillette and Associates,
John E. Meyers, Fidelity Information ,
Systems, Rayonier and many individuals
till'IitJQ L(>l1t ihle cotu tl'y andth.i 10c ,s:
'coin6mmunity.' -
"This project is an opportunity to be
part of something bigger than ourselves,
Pirate Playground will be a place for all
children to play, regardless of ability,"
says Morgan.
Opportunities for in-kind support still
exist. There is a need for organizational
sponsorship of cement,-building materi-
als and fencing. Additionally, 8 Flags
Playscapes needs monetary donations.
Donors are recognized by having a pen-
na'it placed on the Dream Pole located
in front of Atlantic Recreation Center and-"
also in a permanent place ofice the play-
ground is built. '
8 Flags Playscapes, Inc.. is a regis-
tered 501(C) (3). Donations to theproj-
ect are tax deductible. For more informa-
tion, contact Aaron Morgan it 335-7253.
or 8flagsplayscapes@ i -. Visit www.8flags -

Chamber Sin:ers celebrate 10th anniversary.

To celebrate their 10th anniversary
season, Island Chamber Singers will per-
form Mozart's Requiem accompanied by
a 10-piece orchestra incorporating wood-
winds, a string quartet, trumpet, timpani
and piano on Nov. 22 and 24 at the
Amelia Island Plantation Chapel, 36
Bowman Road.
The concert is one of a pair being
- performed this season in which the

singers are "looking back'" in November
by re-performing one ofits most well-
received works with a bigger orchestra
and "looking forward" in/March with
something new, Dave Brubeck's Mass,
To Hope, a Celebration and Songs and
Sonnets by George Shearing.
- The concerts are Nov. 22 at 7 p.m.
and Nov. 24 at 3 p.m. Anopening night
reception will follow Friday's. pei foiri -

ance. Tickets are $15 adults in advance,
at, from
a member, at the Amelia Island
Welcome Center, 102 Centte St., (800)
226-3542, and AIFBY Chamber of
Commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite.
101IG, 261-3248. Tickets at-the dg.or are
$20. Tickets are free for K-12 students.
For information call 225-0575 on week-
days. '

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The Angulo Innocentie winery of Argentina, above, will
join the Amelia Island Winie Festival Oct 12 at the
Shops of Omni Amelia Island Plantation. '

Festival welcomes

Argentine wiener

Amelia Island Wine bers respectively, decide
Festival is pleased to c. celebrate Pedro and An-
announce that three wineries -,. vintner past with the dev
from Argentina- Allamand by: ment of a unique terror
Luminis of Mendoza, Pascual: Consulta, ..
T6so of Mendoza, and Angulo -. La Consulta is locate
Innocenti of La Consulta -will the very southern tip of
be at thefetival Oct. 12 at the Uco Va lley 3,50() feet ab<
Shops of Omni Amelia Island sea level at the foot of th
Plantation. family with majestic Andes. Its high
Comingfro family with tude and southerly locate
a longstanding tradition of combine to offer warm s
working the land, Cristian days with cool mountain
Allamand started his own line nights. The warm. sunny
of wines with the 2010 vintage. lend rich cOnceftratior
His main objective is to contin-' black fruit flavors togeth
ue to relentlessly improve his' with a soft, supple textiir
wines by focusing his efforts The cool mountain nighi
in making wine at the vine- tribute intense floral aro
yard level and achieve the and racy acidity to the w
best possible quality from From this 284-acre proper
each growing region within malbec, cabernet sauvig
Mendoza. syrah, tempranillo and c
Making wines from the his- net rranc wines are prod
torically most important grape Tickets are now on sale
growing sub-regions in -thkyear. "Taste the:
Mendoza: the High Mendoza Southern Hemisphere,"
River and the Valle de Uco willshowcase award-win
sub-regions, Allamanrid pro- -wines from the premier.
duces a malbec and cabernet in, regions of Argentina
sauvignon, Chile, Australia, New Ze
Pascual Toso's winery, and South, Africa on Oct.
"Las BarraAth3,Ms exclusively*4W iAftlk festik-aYakioiM
dedicAtedito'pi.adco.ig(ahd i i ir obfh.-p.O tih.: Omnii,
growing of fine grapevines, Island Plantation, vAsi9oi
* which, with the ideal soil and be able to- stroll along th
climatic conditions of the area, Wine Walk and sample d
produce juices of exceptional of wines from over 20 wi
quality. Toso is also involved ies, learn about the wine
in producing sparkling wine wineries from industry r
and -is one of the unique winer- gentatives and do 'it all w
ies in Mendoza that still con- a passport or jetlag. Purn
tinue with this traditional a bottle or a case to prol
Process. the pleasure long after y
-The Toso brand is now one return home.
of the leading sparkling wines This year, visitors wh
sold in Argentina.and in other chase a Wine Ticket for
countries as well. Las I sampling will also be abl
Barrancas Winery's modern savor food tasting from
technology and old traditions al popular local restaurant
happily combine in the aging including Ciao, Bar-Zin,
of the wine in oak.barrels in Espana and Verandah. T
their dimly lit cellars to pro- Wine Walk will also feati
duce a cabernet sauvignon, artisan-crafted treasures
malbec, chardonnay and artful tableware to potter
syrah.' glass votives and vases,
S Pedro Angulo and Angel accessories, hand-painte
Innocenti were winegrowers stemware and sterling si
in their native Europe Pedro and copper jewelry mirr
in the Basque country and i the organicflow of fabric
Angel in Tuscany They immi- Wine and food tasting i
grated to Argentina in the late : available only with a Wit
19th century and through Ticket purchase. Visitor
hard work and perseverance also wander down the W
Found great success in their Walk to the Amelia'Farn
commercial- activities. Today Market, which will be Op
Sthle Angulo and Innocenti fam- normal hours Oct. 12, fri
ilies have rekindled their a.m.-1 p.m. Visit
immigrant winemaking roots, For
Alejandro Angulo and val and ticket' information
Mariano Innocenti, third and or
fourth generation family mem- 491-4872. '

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combat training at Fort ing, field tactics, military '
Jackson, Columbia; S.C. courtesy, military justice sys-
During the nine weeks of tem, basic first aid, foot mar-
training, the soldier studied ches and field training.exer-
the Army mission, history, cises.
tradition and core values, Youman is the son of Toral
physical fitness arid received, Grimmage of Callahan and :
instruction and practice in Michael Grimmage of Jack-
basic combat skills, military sonville.
weapons, chemical warfare, He is a 2011 graduate of
and bayonet training, drill and West Nassau County High
ceremony, marching, rifle School, Callahan.


Madisyn Burrows,, spring 2013 semester for high'
daughter of Katheryn and academic performance at the
Rick Burrows of Fernandina Frank G. Zarb School of
Beach, has been recognized Business at Hofstra
on the dean's list for the University, Hempstead, N.Y.

Deadline for wedding Information and photos *
Is 3 p.m. Tuesday prior to publication on Friday.
A brief announcement of the wedding engagement or
ceremony will be published free of charge. Additional
Information may run at a fee of S6.34 per column Inch. A
photograph of the bride or couple may be submitted and will
run free at one column by 2 1/2 inches. Larger photos will be
charged $6.34 per column inch. Call 261-3696.


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Sean Poynter, right, catches awave in Surf city during the. Huntington Beach Pro in California last week, the Third stop .on the World Stand Up Tour. Poynter, faruleft, celebrates'
a third-place finish with fellow competitors, from left, Mo Freitas, ,Ciao Vaz and Kai Lenny. :

After a third-place his.
Third stop on the Stand Up World,,.
Touri Sean Poynter of Fernandinia,
Beach is now. ranked No. 4 in tihe,:,
world. Poynter'competed in the ,
Huntington Beach Pro in California
SSept. 20.'-: ,.
"It was a little disappointing not
coming Away With the win, but-just
gotta remind myself a podium finish

takes third, moves to fourth
is still good; Poynter said. "Given it as he now is counting two firsts and history in France, the next stop on
was a fieWl of surfers nearing a 00. a.fifth from the'the events so far this tour; he finished in the finals last
froo main and'trials event. The best year. year. '
Sfronim around the world" '.. Caio Vaz of Brazil finished in a ,Poynter, who resides in Southern
S' Kai Lenny of Maui put together a : close second place after a strong' California, had somewhat of a home-
flawless event campaign to take the start at Sunset with a ninth followed 'court advantage, but surfed'- brilliant-
win at stop 3.,on the 2013 Stand Up '.up by a finals finish in Brazil, where ly through the heats on hiis Way to
t World Tour, according to theweb,. he finished second, according to the the semifinals, clearly showing that
Site www watermanleague corn. This website. Still lying in second place he is very much in the title race
h win extends his current ratings lead overall in the ratings, he has a great once again this year, moving up to


in world
fourth place overall in the world
rankings after the first three events,-
according to the website.
S Poynter's flovi ng and dynamic
style allowed him to power throt ghi
some intensely competitive heats on-
his way, to the. semis, only to ,come .
up against Lernny, where his event '
campaign would end with an impress"
sive third place.



Runners head out onto the runway during the second annual Ben Byrns Runway Rally at the Fernandina Beach Airport sept. 14.

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Laurie and Ken Byrns with Laurie's parents, Tom and Marlene Spayde',
abbve.i Clay Hewett, left, (18:59) and Brinda LUnck (22:56), below left,
were the first male and female across the finish line. The event was a
fun run but the top finishers received a free flight over the island.
Below, Ken Byrns with some of the children 'from the Boys & Girls.
Clubs of Nassau County after completing the rally. The annual event ,-
supports local programs that help kids make good. choices in their. ,.
lives. Event photo, 11A.

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Beach Rn/Walk
The sixth annual Family.
Fun Beach Run/Walk will be
Field Oct. 19 at Peters Point
on Amelia Island. Registration
starts at 2:30 p.m.; the event
starts at 3:30 p.m. Cost is $20
for adults; children are free
with a donation.
First-place prize of.$1,000
goes to the school with the -
most participants; $500 for
cond place. Run and/or
blonsor a child. A $20 dona-
tpn provides a child with a
bus ride if needed, warm-up,
event, dinner, beverage,
award and a T-shirt. Sign up.

Basketball tryouts
SThe Basketball Club of
Slorida AAU organization
based in Fernandina is hold-
ing tryouts for 11 U girls (fourth
and fifth grade). Tryouts are
ct.. 19 from 9-11 a.m. at First
Baptist Church in Fernandina.
Contact C6ach Millar at mil- Visit,'.
the BCF website at

MagicPehcans In ax
:"' The. NBA's Orlando Magic
Ond New Orleans Pelicans will off their 2013-14 season
with a preseason game Oct. 9
in Jacksonville. An interactive
fan venue will be located out-
side the Jacksonville Veterans
Memorial Arena on game day.
The event will include a salute
to members of the military and
veterans community, which
are an integral part of Jack-
This event marks the third
time the Magic have played in
Jacksonville and the first since.,
2008. It will be the first game
in Jacksonville for the newly-
named Pelicahs, who will
debut new uniforms
Tickts are on sale at the
arena ticket office, online at

Will, Sarah and Aubrey Wesberry make like planes on the final leg of the second annual Ben Byrns Runway Rally at
the Fernandina Beach Airport Sept. '14. . or through
Ticketmaster. Seats start for
little as $15, with courtside
seats available for $250 each.
For information on sponsor-
ships or VIP, opportunities,'
contact the city of Jacksonville
Sports & Entertainment office
at (904) 630-3697.'

Ooules Mb
Amelia Island Boules Club
holds petanque pickup games
Saturday at 9:30 a.m: Wed-
nesdays at-4:30 p.m.and .
Thursday at3:30 p.m. at the
Central Park courts at the cor-
Sner of Atlantic Avenue and "
South 11th Street. Petanque.
(pay-tonk) is a cousin of both

horseshoes and bocce,,.the
Italian bowling game:.The
public is welcome to join. Call

A senior.leaguesbowling is
offered at 9:30 a.m4 Wedrhes- i
days at Nassau Bowling off
US 17 in Yulee. The group
also meets for Christian
league at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Sailing Club meets
SThe Amelia IslandSailing
Club meets the first Tuesday
at the Kraft Athfiletic Club at
Ten Acres. Social hour at 6 30
p.m., meeting at 7 30 p m
Contact Commodore Kent

McKee at (770) 287-5606 or
commdore,@ameliaislandsail- Visit www.ameliais-

JeffGaloway run/walk
A local group meets
Saturday mornings for
runs/walks using the Jeff
Galloway training method.
Train for a marathon, half-.
marathon or 15K. Call Mike
Hagel at 415-6039.

Baseball and softball
umpires can loin the fastest
growing umpires association
in Northeast Florida, the River
City Umpires Association.

River City Umpires is currently
recruiting men and women
interested in officiating base-
ball and softball.
If you live or work in Baker,
Bradford, Clay, Duval,
Putnam, St. Johns or Nassau
County, contact Terry Padgett
at(904) 879-6442 or visit
www.rivercityumps. corm.

The Amelia Island Light.
SSport Flying Club is looking
for a few more members. ;
Membership is initially limited
to 12 full partners. The group
has identified an aircraft"
(Paradise P-1) for purchase
and is ready to begin flight


S* The Omni Amelia Island der is being offered to junior
Plantation once again wel- players during the month of
comes tennis enthusiasts to October. Divisions include 16
Racquet Park as the U.S. and under and 12 and under
Tennis Association hosts the boys. and girls ladders. -
resort's fourth'$10,000 Players are encouraged to
Amelialsl Women's .i1ay 1-2 matches pr ,Weekfrv
Th~infs'Cj onships -E, ^vew~tr
through Sept. 29. The fieldfor 'offefings. Email mich't ...
the $10,000 Amelia Island for informa-
Women's Tennis Champion- tion.
shTiips, a UISTA Pro Circuit City of Fernandina
event, will feature 32 singles Beach youth programs are
and 16 doubles teams, under way at the Cedtral Park
]:. Risingwomen's competi- courts. Schedules are avail-
or's will contend in the. able at the city of Fernandina
Amela,;IslandWomfeii's Beach Parks and Recreation
"xnnis Chamnpionships with office or by mailing
players ranked' ashighf as No.; .
300 in th world.. Forinformation on'clin-t
Play will begin eachday' at ics, lessons.or equipment
S a.m. at Racquet Park at the repairs, email michelema-
dmni Amelia Island Planta-. .: ha@ms.c6m. '.,
Ron tennis resort, with the "' *eTennis classes areavail-
singles finals to be held Sept.' able at the Yulee Sports
29 at II am., followed bythe Complex. NassauCounty
dbubles final. Home Educatorsclasses are
SEntry into the daily play is Wednesdaysfrom 11 1
complimentary and entry intoh p.m .' .. .
the finals will be a .S10 dona-, Private lessons andcus-
tion to Juvenile Diabetes tomclinics are also available.
Research Foundation. More information can be
SThe week of professional found oh the YuleeTennis
tennis on Amelia Island will Foundation website atwww.
&o include a ROGY tennis
tournamentt Sept. 28 from 9- or by mailing michelema-
.l a.m. for a S20 entry fee.
SFor information :n the ,. Kraft Tennis Club mdiem-
ovent, contact the Amelia berships are available at the
Island' Cliff Drysdale Tennis Kraft Tennis Club off Bucca-
Ram 6t the pro shop at 277- neer Trail. Contact Bo
5145. McCollum at 321-2233 or visit
SA junior challenge lad-


Varsity Football
Sept. 27 at Menendez 7:00
Pet. 4 FORT WHITE* 7:00
Pt. 11 at West Nassau 7:30
t. 18 TAYLOR CO.* (HC) 7:00
Nv. 1 at Madison County* ..7:30
Wiv 8 at Christ Church 7:00
S "District
; Varsity Football
Sept. 27 at Wolfson* 7:00
,4 atPaxon* 7:00
t. ,11 RIBAULT" 7:30
.6t 18 BAKER'COUNTY* '7:00
be i 24 at Bishop Kenny* 7:00
,ov. 1 STANTON (HC) 7:00
ov. 8 WEST NASSAU 7:30
'' "Volleyball
c l 3 '-FERNANDINA' 6:30
Cci 8 at Andrew Jackson* 6:30
Pot. 10 WEST NASSAU -6:30'
Mft. 12 Dig Pink at Fletcher TBA
Oct 15 at Trinity Christian 6:30
pOct i' atHilliard 6:30
,'t 2 .22, 24 District at FBHS
"Distrc J V matches at 5:30 p.m.
J,, junior Varsity Football
ot. 3 at Bolles 7:00
bpt. 10 WEST NASSAU 6:00
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~* a' plain getting old. I fit into the latter category. Lost in Space, a 1960s "futurIstic" version of Swiss Family Robinson and Robinstn
*" 7 Crumso; pitted the evil Dr. Smith against the well-intentioned Robinson family, lost while trying to reach Alpha Centauri, the
closest star system to our sun. In the 83 episodes that aired, they never made it. Likewise is the space saga of ISON, potentially
S *' "' one of the great comets of the last 50 'years,and now headed sunward for a close encounter with Sol on Thanksgiving Day. The
big question is, "Will Comet ISON make it pagt the sun or will Sol simply cause it to go PUFF? Comets are loose aggregates of mainly ice (water)
and dust and look similar to a dingy.snow pile on a mall parking lot that's been exposed to traffic for several weeks. Jab it with a snow shovel and it
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Comet ISON Is a'Southern Hemispheric object with a tail of about two degrees and still only visible though larger telescopes. Astronomers predict
that ISON will peak at about the brightness of Venus on Thanksgiving as it passes within 700,000 miles ol' the sun's photosphere (visible edge) and
gets cooked to temperatures of nearly 5000 degrees E If the comet survives its solar passage on November 28, ISON will rapidly move northward
by the first week in December as an easily seen morning object with an impressive tail. By December's third week, ISON will become visible irn' the
evening as well as the morning sky; ancd finally after Christmas, it will be seen all night tong, that is unless Comet ISON becomes "lost in space" by
the sun's powerful forces. Optimistically, this year will end with a beautiful comet gracing our Yule sky.

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There are Organized bicy-
cle rides Thursdays starting at
'9 a:m: and Saturdays starting
at 8:30 a.m. All rides. start
from Main Beach. Park near
the miniature golf course.
Cyclists of all abilities are
welcome. Riders of A (18-21),
.B(1 4-17), C (up to 14 mph)
and'S (social ride, speed of
the slowest rider in the group)
all participate. The ride will be ,
around 30 miles with rest.
stops along the way and loops
back to the starting point at .
around 10Omiles before con-
tinuing on 1the remaining 20.
miles of the route. Anyone
w' vho joins the group will not be
left behind.. Lunch is optional.
There is also a regular ride
Monday for experienced.
road cyclists starting at.9 a.m.
at various locations on'Amelia
Island and in Nassau County.
The starting .points and dis-
tances for these rides will be
announced. .
Helmets and a bicycle in
good working condition are
mandatory. Call: 261-5160 or,
visit www.ameliaislandcy-:,' www.sports.-
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Sports association
Nassau County Sports
, Association meets at 7 p.m.
the first Tuesday at the county,.
building, Yulee Call 261-1075
or 277-1609 for information

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Alzheimer patient Lee Brunetti with her caregiver hus-
band Willie, above right, at Saturday's Walk to End
Alzheimer's, which left from C6ntral Park in Fernandina
Beach. Jenna Lunt, Madeline Jarman, Zoe Thompson
and Carley Neismith, above left, work the Promise
Garden booth at Saturday's walk. linda Peterson and
Chinee Sutton, above, represent Savannah Grand.
Syriana and Linzi Parker, right, participate in their sec-
ond.Walk to End Alzheimer's. Debra Dombkowsld,
be16,6 offtie Council on Aging thanks all those who 400-
ported the walk hosted by the Alzheimer's Association to
raise funds to provide care and support services to area
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p p he city of Fernandina Beach in asso-
"ciation with Sweetwater Brewing
Company, Big 0 Productions and
the Dog Star Taver n are proud to
announce the latest installment of the Goin'
Coastal Music Series at Buccaneer Field in
Central Parkon Oct. 5.
This-event promises to beexciting with
performances by The Lee Boys, Parker Urban
Band and Spred TheDub Musjc starts at 5:34
p.m. directly after the 5th Ann al Butts and
Brisket Competition at Central Park .. .
The Lee Boys are one of America's finest
Afri'ain-American sacred steel ensembles The
group consists of three brothers. Alvin Lee
(guitar). Derrick Lee and Keith Lee (vocals)
along with their three nephews, Roosevelt
Collier: (pedal steel guitar), Alvin Cordy f. (7-
string bass) arnd Earl Walker (drums). Each
member began making music at the ages of 7
and 8 in the House of God church they attend-
ed in Perrine. Here they underwent a rigorous
course of training in a variety of musical
instruments, including lap and pedal steel gui-
tars. Born and raised in Miami, each of The
Lee Boys grew up in the church where their
father and grandfather, the Rev. Robert E. Lee,
was the pastor and a steel player himself.
Sacred steel" is a type of music described
as an inspired, unique form of gospel music
with a hard-driving, blues-based beat. The
'musical gt-nre is rooted in gospel, but infused
with rhythm and blues, jazz, rock, funk, hip-

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includes three brothers, Alvin Lee (guitar). Derrick Lee and Keith Lee (vocals) and
.their three nephews, ;Roosevelt Collier (pedal steel guitar), Alvin Cordy Jr; (7-string
bass) and Earl Walker (drums). Each began making music at the ages of 7 and 8 in
the House of God church they attended in Perrine.

hop, country and ideas from other nations.
Influenced by the.Hawaiian steel guitar fad of

the 19309s, brothers Willie.andTromanr Eason
brought the electric lap steel guitar into the

worship services ,of the House of'God church
in Jack sonrivi Ile The Pentecostal congregation
'embraced the soulful sound, and ovier lirme
llii'- unique sound became the hallmark of the
church, The pedal steel guitar was added to
the.mix and soon became the central instru-
ment. The Boys are part of Ihe fout tli yen-
eratiur f rnu icians irn this faith.
, 'Tlis l ltslic form was totally unknown to
the WLui Id outside the church until the mid
199z's, when tfolklorist Robert Slone attended
H-,,11se of God services and recorded the
Simusic, a;s well as- its history, contributing tIhe
name "sacred steel A serie'- of ctornpilationi
featuring artists such as Aubrey Ghent, Calvin
Cooke and the Campbell Bi others, as well as
the lat,- Glenn Lee followed on legendary
roots label Arhoolie Records, for whom Tihe
Lee Boys also i ecoi d
When The L.-e Boy's bring their joous spir-
itual sound to th, sLag-, attdiences instantly
recognize that this is riot sittingg and listening"
music dancing, shouting out and having fun
are considered parts of their ti arli-
tioi'. Founder arnd bandleader Alvin
explains, 'The inspiration and feeling that:
comes along with our nmusic is the e.,,n, that
people.feelgood. It is like the new music on
the block and it'sjust gelting ready to.
explode!" :
It's mostly original material, with a few
S LEE Continuedon page 2B '

Sentimental Journey

COA plans art deco
themed gala evening
The Council on Aging of Nassau County
annual 'fundraising event, "A Sentimental
Journey," is shaping up to be a wonderful
time for all. The event is patterned after The
Great Gatsby, the F Scoft Fitzgerald novel
land recent film). With special attention
being paid to complete the art deco theme,
the event committee has added many special
touches in recent days to make the evening
exceptional for ticket holders.
With only 200 tickets being sold at a price
of 75 each. the event is bei6g held on Friday,
Oct 4 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation
and Resort.aL 7 p.n..-- -, .
When the guests arrive they have the
opportunity to have their photograph taken in
front of a vintage restored car. before enter-
ing the room through enormous pillars.
which will begin the trip back in time. Once
inside the room, the sentimental journey
begins with a cabaret-style atmosphere, lively
jazz and dance music provided by the John
Thomas Band and many other surprises.
What's a proper cabaret without dancers?
Performances by the Amelia Island
Playhouse will also add to the ambiance of
the evening.
Throughout the evening the silent auction
will be running, and this year features a wide
Svariety of nearly 60 items and activities, from
restaurant gift cards, Omni resort vacations,
fishing expeditions, jewelry, artwork and
more. After the silent auction has concluded, -
the live auction begins. While the celebrity
auctioneer's identity remains a secret, if you
enjoy watching Jacksonville Jaguars football,
. his voice will be a familiar one
,-" One of the highlights of the live auction is
a rare 1938 BMW child's pedal car. One lucky


Kealie Barker, COA Event Committee
member, shows off a rare 1938 BMW
328 pedal car. This child's car ill be
available for bid during the live auction
at COA's "Sentimental Journey" being ,
held on Friday, Oct. 4 at the Omni
Amelia Island Resort and Plantation.

child or grandchild will be the talk of the
neighborhood rolling up in this gk'aming
white roadster. There are only a handful (If
COA Continued on page 2B


with 'he LOve`List

SFor the News-Leader
If you had the chance tocustonm design an'
ideal mate by listing the top 10 qualities you
want the niman or woman to hiav. where would
you start Looks? Brains:' Sense of humor'-
SIn Amelia Community Theatre's season
opener, "'The Love List," two men have just
Such an opportunity. . '
Bill is turning 50 and his friend Leon visits
a unique matchmaking service on Bill's behalf
to find Bill a girlfriend Leon reports that all
0 wIy have Lt.'do is makc..a list of thLlu-up.AU
qualities that Bill wants in a potential mate
Creating the list is not easy: Bill and Leon
have polar opposite ideas on what constitutes
the perfect woman. Bill. a statistician, hopes to
find someone to watch documentaries with
him. Popular fiction writer Leon has less high-
brow ideas and feels compelled to influence
Bill's choices After much discussion and
numerous compromises, the list is completed.
To the men's amazement, this ideal woman,
suddenly appears, with all the characteristics
.and qualities they painstakingly listed Her
name is Justine, arnd she seems perfect
However, perfection soon becomes annoying.
and Bill regrets his choices It doesn't take
log for Bill and Leon to remember that pen-
'cils have erasers and lists can be changed.
Can you have too much of a good thing?
The old adage, '"be careful what you wish for,"
rings true in this hilarious and surprising com-
edy by Canadian playwright Norm Foster In
among the laughs are some thought-provok-
ing ideas aboyt what really makes a good
match between two people.
Director Marylee Long says, "The. show .

Dan Cahill, Amy Petroy and Doug
Mcpowell, from left, star in "The Love
Ust," opening Amelia Community
Theatre's new season on Thursday.

lias a cleverly written script which gives the
audience a chance to listen to the candid con-
versatiins of the two men and reflect on the
power of suggestion Lung directed last sea-
son's large cast holiday show, "It's a
Wonderful Life" She adds, "Directing a three-
person cast has its own challenges We have a
talented trio, and the strength of this acting,
ensemble makes the play so effective "
Dan Cahill plays Bill, Doug McDowell is.
Leon. and Amy Petroy is Justine All have
appeared in previous ACT pi oductions, but it
ACT Continued on page 2B


ARK of Nassau, which supports developmen-
tally disabled adults, will benefit from the
"Celebrity Waiter Luncheon" atCiao Italian Bistro-
in downtownFernandina Beach at
11:30 a.m.Oci. 3 and 4. with :
Ark f Nassa additional seatinguntil 2
Arkof Nassau pm
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will get the biggest tips?" says ARK Executive
Director Faye Johnson. On Oct. 3 State Rep. planet
/Adkinswill be the maitre d'and city commission
ers the waiters. On Oct 4, State Sen. Aaron Bean
wi-ll be the maitre.d' and county commissioners
will be waiters. Lunch is $10. Seating is limited.
Call 2064311 for reservations. ,
Oct. 5 is the fall
Master Gardener Plant
Sale.The pink
jacobinia. pictured.
made a successful
debutat the spring
Plaht Salepand Master

listed. Jacobinia is great for color in the shade.
'Also available will be Plant Sale favorite
Scuttelaria, wh ich lhas a nice mounding,
Rambling growth that pairs well with other peren-
Snials that enjoy sun. The fall Master Gardener
Plant Saleis being held at the UF/IFAS Nassau
Demonstra t[Ion Garden at the James S. Page'
Gov(e'rn ien al Complex on Saturday, Oct 5 from
9 a.m. until 2 p.m. A large variety of bedding
plan is wi II be available, so come earl' for best
For more information and a listing of other fea-
tured plan tis. see httpV//
culture/plahtsale.html or call the Extension office
at (904) 879-1019. Master Gardeners are on phone
duty Fridays. from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 491-7340.

On Oct. 5 the Timucuan Preserve will host-
Harvest Day, a.special event
marking the end of the har- a
vest season at Kingsley ,'
Plantation. The event will be
held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and
will include demonstrations

Gardeners have propa- FOR THFNEw5sEADFR of plantation activities,
gated more for this including:cooking, tabby .:,. -
sale. It's a fairly drought tolerant plant once estab 'making. blacksmtthing. and the harvest oflSea

SIsland cotton and indigo: two of the historical
Cash crops for the plantation. Everyone is invited
Sto help-with tasks such as butler churning, cotton
ginning. and producing indigo dye. This event is
free and open to the public. Call (904) 251 3537 or
visit mu. Like them on Fa cebook ,
atTimucuan Ecological a.nd Historic Preserve
and follow them on Twitter,TimucuanNPS.

The Amelia island Jazz
Festival is Oct. 613 with head-
liner concerts by noted swing
masters the Royal Crown '
Revue, Oct. 11, and smooth
saxophonist Mindi Abair,
Oct. 12. at the Omni Amelia
Island Plantation Resort
Concert Pav'ilionas well as

other exciting evenrts.including jazz and blues
nights. For thecomplete schedule of shows, jam
sessions and venues or to purchase tickets go
to For more
,information call (904) 504-4772 or email
in fI' .
A not for prolit 501(c)(3) corporation, the Les
SDeMerle Amelia Island Jazz Festival distributes
*proceeds't)ward a college scholarship program
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The VFW Post 4351 will
host a quesadllla night at
5:30 p.m. tonight for a $7
donation. Dinner includes
quesadillas and all the fixings.
Karaoke to follow with Big
Doug. VFW Is located at
96086 Wade's Place, under
the Shave Bridge. All mem-
bers and guests-are welcome.

American Legion Post 54
at 626 S. Third St. will host.
a Hobo Hoedown from 5-7
p.m. tonight. 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
Sino 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 $5 anid can eat all the
stew they want from their can.
SThere 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.
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The ninth annual Jack-
sonville Tattoo Convention
-will be held today through
Sept. 29 at the'Wyndham
Riverwalk, 1515 Prudential
SDrive, featuringartists from
Florida and all over the coun-
try, vendors, contests, enter-
tainment and food. Visit www. Admis-"
sion is $20 single day/$35
"Weekend pass with military
disc6unts;at the door. Child- '
Sren 13 and under free. Admis-'
"sion includes entry to exhibit
hall, shows and parties.
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SAmerican Legion Post
54,626 S. Third St., will host
a prime rib dinner on Sept.
`' 28 from 5-7 p.m. Dinner
includes prime rib, baked
potato, salad and a roll for a
$10 donation. To-go dinners
available. ...
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The Local Author's
Market Place will be held
Sept. 28 and 29 from 10'
a.m.-4 p.m. at St. Peter's
"Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave., Fernandina -:'
Beach, featuring more than
30 authors, (including New "
York Times bestselling "
authors Wendy Wax and Ken
Burger), five workshops, chil-
dren's activities, Sonny's Bar-
B-Q and more. Visit wwW.
for information or call 321-
6180. .
On Sept. 29 from noon-2 .
'p.m. enjoy an Author's
Luncheon with talks by
Wendy Wax and Ken Burger
at Joe's 2nd Street Bistro.
Enjoy two hours with the
authors, free, books and
prizes. Tickets are on sale at
Books. Plus, with proceeds

benefiting Family Resource
Center of Nassau County to
purchase books for children.
Call 261-0303.
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Osprey Village retire-
ment cponmunity will host a
15th anniversary bash from
2-4 p.m. Sept. 28 with a local
car club, food, live music,
modelhome tours and family
fun activities. A raffle will be benefit the Alzheimer's
Association. Admission is free
and the public is encouraged '
to attend. Osprey Village is :
located at 48 Qsprey.Village
Drive, Amelia Island.

RAIN Humane Society -
will host Its annual Barbe-
cue, Bluegrass & Boots
fundraiser at the:Fernan-.
diha Beach Woman's Club
on Sept 28 from 5-8 p.m.
tickets are $12 and will be
sold at the door. Your ticket
will.include barbecue pork din-
ner, dessert, live music, and a.
silent auction. A cash bar will
also be available. All proceeds -
will benefit the animals in the
care of RAIN Humane
RAIN's PawsAbility thrift
Store in the Harris Teeter
shopping center will have a
50-percent off sale Oct. 4 and
5. It is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
On Oct. 1 celebrate the
'30th anniversary of the
Florida Theatre's restora-
tion and grand reopening at
Blues, Brews & BBQ pre-
Ssented by St. John &
Partners. The event will
honor civic leaders who lead
Sthe effort to save the theater
in the early 1980s.
Enjoy live entertainment by
local blues musicians includ-
ing Ben Steadman, Toots
i Lorrailne & The Traffic and
Grandpa's.Cough Medicine;
craft beer trom AardWo0f
Brewery, Intuition Ale Works
and Pinglehead Brewing
Company; gourmet eats and
mini desserts; and theater
tours. Space is limited.
Contact Melissa White at
(904) 355-5661, ext. 243 or
visit http://floridatheatre.
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The 41st Annual Rock
Shrimp Festival Is Oct. 5 In
downtown St. Marys, Ga.
The festival includes 5K and-
10K races, a 1-mile Kids Fun
Run and a themed parade, all
day entertainment, demon-
strations, arts and crafts ven-
dors and'food concession-
A favorite for the day .will
be the dinners that include
fresh rock shrimp. 'The Great
Pumpkin Express" will leave
from Theatre by the Trax,
1000 Osborne Road, and the
almost '10-mile train ride will
last approximately 1 1/2
hours, at noon, 2 and 4' p.m.
Tickets are $17 adults and
$11 children 12 and under.
Kids under two ride free. Visit
To register for the runs visit
www.smkiwanis corn For .

Information contact the St.
Marys Convention & Visitors
Bureau at (912) 882-4000 or

The Newcomers Club of
Amelia Island will host Its
monthly coffee on Oct. 10 at
10:30 a.m. Women interested
In joining the club and who'
reside in Nassau County (no
matter how long they have .
lived here) are welcome to.
attend. For further informa- :
tion, contact Lulu Elliott at or
548-9807 (or other contact on
Sthe coffee committee), or'visit
The Annual Greek
"Festival hosted by Holy
Trinity Greek Orthodox
Church will be held Oct. 11-
13 at Francis Field, 29
Castillo Drive, next to the
downtown visitor's center
parking garage inSt., ,
'Augustine. A delicious assort-
ment of Greek foods,.pastries"
and beverages will be served.
SEnjoy nonstop entertainment ;
with live Greek music by the
Hellenic Band and dancing by
costumed Greek dance'
Admission is $3 for adults
' and free for.those 12 and
under and active military and
their immediate family with ID.
For more information about all
the weekend events visit or
text GREEK to 22411.

A "Toast for Katie," the
third annual chef's dinner
benefiting the Katie Caples
Foundation, will showcase
the talents of five local culi-
nary masters Oct. 13 at
Omni Amelia Island
Plantation. Enjoy hors d'oeu-
vres and champagne followed,
by a five-course dinner with
wine pairings. A silent auction'
will feature private dinners
with the featured chefs;
Purchase tickets at
www.KatieRldeForLife.donor- or
contact Lance Jones at 310-
5864 or Lance@ katieridefor-
The St. Marys Downtown
Merchants Association
announces its fifth annual
Haunted History Tour on
Oct. 18 from 6-9 p.m. Tickets
are $8 in advance and $10 on
the day of the event with
group rates of $5 each for 20
or more people. Tickets can'
be purchased at Once Upon A
Bookseller (cash or check
preferred), 207 Osbomrne St.,
downtown St. Marys, Ga. Call
(912) 882-7350.
.. l
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-
ble. prizes round outthe fun.
To buy tickets and donate visit

Jazz for seniors
Enjoy a free jazz concert on Sept. 29 from
2-3 p.m. at Savannah Grand, 1900 Amelia
Trace Court, hosted by the Amelia Island
Jazz Festival wilh music by the Dynamic Les
DeMerle Trio featuring Bonnie Eisele, spon-
sored by Angel Watch Home Care and
Savannah Grand. Phone 321-0898 for Infor-
Sounds on Centre
Sounds on Centre, presented by the
Historic Femrnandina Business Association,
will feature blues artist and "One Man Band"
Ben Prestage, using roots instruments, on
Oct. 4. Concerts are held March through
October on the first Friday of each month
from 6-8 p.m. on Centre Street between.
Second and Front streets. Don't tIgrget ybur-
chair. Sounds on Centre Is a commfunlty-,-
event, all ages welcome. 'F.r information
contact the HFBA al downtownfeIhandi- "'. or visit,w ww.down.twnrfer,.. .,,
the Crescendo Amelia Big Band wili per-
form in concert on the main stage at.Amelia
Community Theatre at 7:30 p.m, Oct. 24,
Tickets are $30 and Include pro-show
The Crescendo Amelia Big Band Is an 18-
piece band of professional musicians per-
forming music made popular by Glenn Miller,
Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, and more
recently, Michael Buble. Some of the songs.
include Fly Me to the Moon, Sing Sing Sing,
Jump Jive and Wail, and Moonlight
Serenade. They also add the big band beat
to songs from James Taylor and Van
Morrison. To purchase a ticket call the the-
ater at 261-6749 or visit www.amellacommu- Amelia Community Theatre is
located at 207 Cedar St.
The Courtyard
The Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Centre
St., John Springer on the piano Sundays'
ftom 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for Sunday brunch and
Thursday-Saturday from 6:30-10;30 pm.,
Call 432-7086: Join them on Facebook at,
courtyardpupandeats. ...
David's -, ':
Davicdlf.lsturant nd Lounge, W02 Ash
St., presei:ts.'Jhn Sp.ri in the. lounge ii
6:30 pn.-plbie Tuesdais '.,Wddnesdays;
Aaron Bing Fi1day'arid Sturday nights, Call,
904-310-6049. :'
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N. Second St., pres-,
ents Confluent 9:30 p.m.Jonight; Little Mike"
and the Torandos 9:30 prf.m, Se6t. 28Spaid
McQuade 9 p.m. Qct. 3;'Ben Prestae "'Orie.
Man Band" 9:30 p.m. Oct.-4; Parker Urban
Band Super Jam (official after-party of the
Lee Boysconcert) 9:30 p.m. Oct. 5.
Admission Is' free. '
Every Tuesday is Working Class Stiff, .. t
where. music is played strictly from vinyl and
10 QO's of vinyl records are available to
browse and putchase. Visit Dog Star on
Facebook and Call 277-
8010. .
Floida Housej nnl
,"Open MIke Night each Thursday,,ror"'T'-
7:30-10:30 p.m. in the Mermaid Bar hosted
by local musician Terry Smith. Musiian's 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.
The Green Turtle, 14 S. Thlrd'St., live
music. Call 321-2324.
Hammerhead Beach Bar
Hammerhead Beach Bar, 2045 S.

Fletcher Ave. ULe music. Visit Hammerhead
on Facabook. Contact Bill Chllders at
The Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence.
Holmes, Johnny Robinson, Scott Giddons
and Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday
night at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.
Dress is casual. For Information call Holmes
at 556-6772
O'Kane's Irish Pub and.Eatery,
318 Centre St., jazz stylings with
Gabriel Arnold, Sunday brunch from
11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Dan Voll Tuesdays at
7 p.m.; Jim Barcaro Wednesdays at
7 p.m.: Davis Turner Band Thursday-
Saturday at 830 p.m.; and karaoke Sundays
at 7:30 p.m. Call 261-1000. Visit
Pablos, 12 N. Second St., Femandina
Beach, hosts a jazz jam from 7-1 Op.m. the
first Wednesday of each month. Musicians
may sit In for one song.or the whole night.
Join the mailing list by emailing beechfly-
The Palace. Saloon; 117 Centre St.,
SihnockeredSunday; Ace Wirmnn Monday,
Buck Smith Project Tuesday; DJ in Uncle
CJharlie's Frijays and Saturdays. Call Bill
Childers at 491 -3332 or e-mail bill@thep-
The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill, 12 N. Front
St., live music Thiursday through Sunday.
Call 277-3811, or visit The Salty Pelican Bar
and Grill on Facebook.
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910
AtlantlcAve., The Macys WednesdayS; and
..Une dancing and kHupp on the deck '
ThurSdays; live iusic Fridays: Caribbean fla-
Oo Saturdays;'and The Macys Sunday
aftemoonp. VIsit www.sandybdttomsadi'elia.
com '.' .- : '
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; SeabreezeSpts. arrfthe Days Inn on
Sadler Road,livy music, .

SSheffield's at' ThePala6e, 117 Centre
St., Speak Easy'SaturAys with DJ 007
and late night dance mixes:. doors
open at'3;$o p.m.; Katie Fair on piano
STuesdays 6-10 'pin.; Gary Ross
-Wednesdays 6-10 p.m.; The Decades
< Baod Thursdays 6-10 p.m. Call Bill
Childers at 491-3332 or email blll@thepalace
Sliders .. ... ..
.-_r SMders Seaside Grill 1998 S."M
Fletcher Ave., live music in the tiki bar
6-10 p.m. nightly and 1-5 p.m. Saturday
and Sundays, reggaeLWednesdays.
with Pill Pill; The Macy' the lounge
Friday and Saturdays 6-.10 p.m.; shag
dancing Suundays from 4-7 p.m.; music
nightly 9 p:m-I a.m. in the Breakers
Lounge. Call 277-6652. Visit www.sllders
seaside,corn. Join Sliders on Facebook and
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199 South
Fletcher Ave., live entertainment all day
weekends and 5-9 p.m. every day on the
deck. Call 261-5711 and visit their Facebook

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standards and hymns the.,
group "blueses up a little."'
Audiences often dance, shout
out and always have a great
time. In 2008-9 alone they per-
formed for more than 250,000
music'fans at festivals
throughout thp United States.
In the process, their sound \
has attracted musical artists
such as Bob Weir of the
Grateful Dead, The Allman
SBrothers Band, The Black
Crowes, Los' ,Lobos, Michelle
'Shocked, Gov't Mule, Derek
Trucks Band with
SusanTedeschi, The North
Mississippi Allstars, Hill
Country Revue, Umphrey's
McGee, Ivan Neville's
Dumpstaphunk, Oteil & Kofi
Burbridge, The Dirty Dozen
Brass Band, Toubab
Krewe,Victor Wooten, The
Del McCoury Band and The
Travelin' McCourys all of,
whom have played with the
Lee Boys and/or invited them
to tour with them.
SThese engaging artists
work well in a variety of ven-
ues ranging frorn intimate
club settings to performing,
arts centers to large festival
stages. Their music attracts

ACT Continued from 1B
is the first time they have
worked together.
Performances are at 8 p.m.
on Oct 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 and at
2 p.m. on Oct. 13 on the ACT
Main Stage at 207 Cedar St.
Adult tickets are $20 and stu-
dent tickets through college
are $10. This show does con-
tain adult situations and con-
tent. The ACT Box Office is

audiences from the jamband,
folk, blues and gospel worlds.
They've performed through-
'out'the United States, Canada
and Europe and will continue
'influencing audiences world-
wide with their "sacred steel."
Their tour calendar includes
over 100 major festival per-
formances. In December,
2008, the band debuted on
national television with a rous-
ing performance on NBC's
Late Night with Conan,-
O'Brien that had the host
jumping out 9f his chair and
raving about the band.
Parker Urban Band con-
sists of a six-piece band with
two female vocalists: Their
gospel roots are clearly
defined in their renditions of
classic covers as they trade off
on harmonies and lead vocals.
Lead guitarist, John
Parkerurban, started his first
band while in the Marine
Corps. Stationed anywhere
from Japan to Norway, John
would play to his fellow
Marines, giving them a little
bit of home while stationed
abroad. Since moving to
Florida in 2003, John has
quickly emerged as one of the
most talented guitar players in
the area. His effortless style

open from 11a e.m.-1 p.m. on
Thursday, Fridays and
Tickets may also be pur-
chased atwww.ameliacommuni-
Season tickets for the 2013-
14 season are on sale with a
six-show pass available for
$100 and a five-show pass for
$85. For more information,
call 261-6749 or email acthe-

of lead guitar tends to remind-
oneofStevie Ray'Vaughan
and Duane Allman. A song-
writer himself, John likes to
add a new twist on every com-
Sposition his performs. His
unique ability to adapt to ever
evolving melodies on stage
makes no two Parker Urban
Band shows the same. Parker
Urban Band has been a fea-
tured artist at the main stage
for the Springin' the Blues.
Festival, Rhythm and Ribs
'Festival, and has opened for
nationally touring acts'at -
Freebird and other popular
music venues' in the area.
Formed in 2007, Spred
The Dub has been keeping
crowds dancing all over
Florida with their own brand
of "Good Time Reggae"
music, infusing elements of
soul, funk and R&B with a
foundation of rocksteady, ska,
and roots reggae to create
sonic landscape and massive
drum and bass rhythms.
They have been hard at
work making a name for
themselves playing anywhere
from local beach bars to open-
ing up for nationally touring
acts including Skatalities, Eek-
A-Mouse, Black Uhuru and
Yellowman. This six-piece

.COA Continuefrom 1 :
' these BMW pedal carsin '.
"tbe United States and it-s
really an eye catcher. 'Fo,,
the grown-ups, beautiful
jewelry will also be auc-
tioned off during the live :
With little more than 8
days to go before the
Sentimental journey begins,
tickets are selling fast.

band combines the finest ele-
ments of old school reggae.
with a modern twist'
In addition to music, The
Ultimate Tailgater will sell
food and have three large-
screen TVs airing the best col-
lege football games of the day.
Let's Roll Entertainment will
offer inflatable games, jump
houses and giant hamster
balls. Dog Star Tavern will sell
cold refreshments and a
"cruise in" will take place with
about 100 custom cars on dis-
Tickets are $10 in advance
and $15 at the door. A portion
of the proceeds will go to The
Attic Community Playground,
a nonprofit organization that
helps keep music in publicly
funded schools through their
grant program. A dolOar from
every ticket sold and a 5/506
raffle will be held with the
proceeds going to Joy Brown,
who tragically lost her hus-
band on Sept. 16.
Purchase tickets at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center or at the Dog Star
Tavern on North Second
Street For information con-
tact Jay Robertson at 277-7350
or call the Dog Star at 277-

Remember, all the proceeds
from this event will help
..,underwrite the Council on
'Aging's programs to assist
*'senior citizens throughout
,Nassau County. If you
Should like to attend, visit
Sthe Council on Aging web
site atwww.coanessau.corm.
The Council on Aging is
a 501-c-3 nonprofit agency
that delivers services to
Nassau County seniors.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27. 2013/News-Leader


Stepping back, building houses and seeing things as they are

When I saw it, my heart sank.
SHow could I have made such a
mistake? So much work that now all
had to be redone. Thankfully, my
boss saw it as an opportunity to
teach me something. If he hadn't, I
. might have been hunting for another
Years ago, I made my living build-
ing houses. Looking back, the skills'
I learned have served me well -just
ask my wife. The fact that I was able
to build our current house won me a
ton of husband points for sure
(though it did take me and a friend
three and half years to build it). In
either case, those early years of
swinging a hammer taught me
things I still benefit from today.
Take for instance the day I put
rough sawn cedar siding on a house

Rob Goyette

crooked. That's a
day I won't soon
forget. Though the
first board I put up
was level, as I con-
tinued, each new
board got progres-
sively off. By, the
time my boos
walked up and saw
what was going on,
I was several hours
into the jo0b. His
disappointment, yet
willingness to
teach me some-
thing, made a mark

that I still carry today.
"You've got to periodically step,
back and look at what you're doing
from a distance," he said. "If you

spend all your time so close to it,
eventually, you'll lose sight of what's
really going on." As you might imag-
ine, [had plenty of time to think
about those words as I pulled and
reapplied the boards able to be sal-
vaged. Interestingly, my boss's
words have proven to be true in
other areas of my life as well.
The incident reminds me of
something Jesus did while opening
the eyes of a blind man. You can
read about it in Mark's Gospel,
Chapter 8, Verse 23. In short, He
took him by the handnrrd led him
out of the town where he was and
then opened his eyes. Though the
Bible is not clear as to whyJesus
pulled the blind man back from all
his stuff and then healed him, to me
it's plain. Sometimes you just peed

to step back in order to see what's
really going on. I learned that the
hard way. Of course, there is the
trap of stepping too far back and
loosing the opportunity of returning
to fix things, nonetheless, I've found,
there's a lot of wisdom in stopping
what I'm doing, stepping away from
it, so I can see things as they really
Since the day I botched up the
cedar siding job, I've installed
truckloads of the stuff on other
houses. In each case, not only have I
Measured things well, I've routinely:
moved back a few steps to see how
things are going. When it comes to
the other areas'of my life, I've tried
to do the same. While it's true,
sometimes I don't like what I see,
I'm sure glad to know about it before

I get the whole job done only to have
to tear it down and start all over.
Ultimately, the few minutes spent
pulling back to gain perspective
have always helped me keep things
straight. . 1 .
S"By wisdom a: house is built, and
by understanding it is established."
(Proverbs 24:3)
"According to the grace of God
given to me, like a skilled master
builder I laid the founfidation, and
someone, else is building upon it. Let
each one take care how he builds
upon it. For other foundation can no
man lay than that which is laid,
which is Jesus Christ." (ICorithians
Robert L Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center.

Supplies needed
Again the month comes to a close
and The Salvation Army Hope
House's Emergency Pantry is almost
bare. If you can help, they are in
immediate need of the following
items. 1) Peanut butter and jelly 2)
Soup 3) Canned fruit 4) Ramen noo-
dles 5) Boxed prepared meals 6)
Powdered laundry detergent 7)
Toothpaste and toothbrushes 8)
Deodorant'and shampoo 9)
Blankets. Bring your donations to
410 S. Ninth St. or call 321-0435.
If you would like to lear-n more
about the Catholic faith, become
Catholic, or are Catholic and need
the Sacraments of Eucharist and
Confirmation, come join the group
for the Rite of Christian Initiation of
Adults. They meet at St Michael's
SAcademy on Tuesdays,. from 6:45-
8:15 p.m. Call St. Michael's Catholic
Church at 261-3472.
The movie q"The Passion of the
Christ" will be screened at 7:30 p.m.
tonight in the auditorium of the
Amelia Island Church of Christ,
95762 Amelia Concourse in the
Lofton Pointe Plaza in Yulee. All are
Sermon series

forward to seeing you there. For
information call the church office at
Friends & family
SSolid Rock Church. of God by
Faith, 86138 Palm Tree Drive, Yulee,
will celebrate its Friends and Family
Day on Sept. 29, beginning with
Sunday school at 10 a.m. and
Morning Worship at 11:30 a.m.
SEveryone is invite to come back to
Sunday school and bring someone
with you for.a day of fellowship and
.love. Elder Harry J. Johnson is the
keynote speaker. Dinner will be
served. For more information, call
the church at 225-5388.
Gospeld of Luke
Salvation Army Hope House
holds worship each Tuesday at noon.
On Oct. 1 the journey through the
Gospel of Luke continues in Chapter
16. All are invited to read, discuss
and digest God's holy Word. For
more information, call 321-0435 or
stop by the Hope House, located at
410 S. Ninth St.
Musical Shabbat
TheJewish Community of Amelia
Island/Nassau will hold a Musical
Shabbat on Oct. 4 in Yulee with spe-
cial guest Ken Ismani. Gather at 6'
p.m.; services begin at 7 p.m. To .
learn more, including the.location,
contact Debbie Price at 310-6060 or

; Ted Schroder will be giving a -.4.Wa)
series of messages on JaPiggi8,J asena ndcl 1 ',,.,,,: ....
Emotional Pain during services at 1VlaU02d J ft
Amelia Plantation Chapl, on New Vision Congregational
Sunday through the erid of October. Church, UCC, 96072 Chester Road
The series topics include: Sept. in Yulee, will, host a retreat to explore
29: Worry and Relationships; Oct. 6:,, the use of mandalas for meditation
Anxiety and Peace; Oct. 13: Calming. and enrichment of your spiritual jour-
Fear and Panic; Oct. 20:.Coping with. ney and personalgrowth on Oct. 5
Depression; and October 27: from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Beginning
Growing Through Loneliness. with a meditation on a reading from.
Sunday services are at 9.15 and literature or sacred texts, partici-s
11.15 a.m. and everyone is welcome, pants will use color and form to cre-
Amelia Plantation Chapel is at 36 ate or.color mandalas with supplied
Bowman Road. Call 277-4414. Visit art materials. No art experience is necessary.

Healing service
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
S2600 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina
: Beach, will have a special evening
"Prayer & Healing Service" on
Sunday, Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. They'look

Facilitator Marilyn Clark is a :
licensed clinical counselor and work-
shop leader from Baltimore, Md. and
an experienced teacher in the use of
mandalas. She is-a Quaker and finds
creative inspiration in music, art and


The Jewish
Community of Amelia
Island. (JCAI) donated
more thAn 240 pounds
of food to the Barnabas -
Food, Pantry. Pictured
'is Debbie Price. with
.Philip St. Laurent,
operations manager of
the Barnabas Food
Pantry. The JCAI mem-.
bership includes some
130 farflieies of Jewish the
Fernandiha' Beach,
Yuleesand surrounding
VEach year, the JCAI
collects nonperishable
food supplies to be dis-
tributed to families in
need inour communi-
ty. For more informa-
tion about the JCAI,
contactDebbie. Price at

Cost is $45. Contact Janet Streit at
(410) 258-6094 or jstreit223@gmail.
A family friendly mandala work-
shop is Oct. 4 from 6:30-9 p.m. A
free-will offering will be taken.
Registration is required.
On Oct. 6 from 2-3:30 p.m.:the
.-4opal."ife-Chain, a small pro-life min-_,
istry begun in 1987 in Sacramento,
Calif., invites participants to join in a
90-minute gathering at the site on
AlA just west Of the Shave Bridge.
Contact to
learn more, or the national office at or
(530) 674-5068.
FairTrade Market
The Fair Trade Market will be
held at The Anchor (storefront) on
the corner of Sixth and Centre
:streets, downtown Fernandina
Beach, Ott. 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 3
p.m. Handmadegifts will include
baskets, pottery, jewelry, Christmas
items, scarves, metal craft, olive
Swood and coffee.
The vendors represented are:
SERV (International missions); Justo

Coffee (Mexico): Bead for Life Dinner Network needs the commu-
(Uganda); Creations of Hope (Haiti); nity's help to continue to provide hot,
/Rahab's Rope (India)7- items made healthy meals to'adults and children
by women rescued from the slave experiencing hungerin our commu-
market in that country and given a nity. ,
new life; Mayan Works '(Central Just $25 provides enough meat to
America); and PAL-Craftaid serve a hot meal to 50 people. To
(Palestine). help, contact the network at
*The proceeds will go directly to, 556-2496, or
,.the women, x,'i<, cieted,,ihb haai .,,V-send donatidns,to,The Coalition for
.R~iIas and rep^^i){^ngf i~e1 .^~h" HOn 'A 61213_
seas mission for the sponsor, the Fernandina Beach, FL 32035. Please
Presbyterian Women of Fernandina putYIDN in the memo line.o
Beach. This is a great opportunity to Tr prt
, begin your Christmas shopping early .SP ;iUj.
while supporting the work of women A project to fabricate metal parts
to help themselves the world over. used to manufacture three-wheeled,
Call 261-3837 for information. hand-cranked carts is ongoing at a'

Isle of Light Unity holds morning
worship services at 10 on the
second and fourth Sunday of each
month at the American Beach
Community Center and Museum,
1600 Julia St. in American Beach.
Childcare provided. For information
call Marcia at,415-0822 or Chris at
The all-volunteer Yulee Interfaith

workshop sponsored by Memnorial
United Methodist Church.
The vehicles, called Personal
Energy Transportation, or PETs, are
fully assembled at Penney Farms
near Green Cove Springs and
shipped throughout the world to vic-
tims of polio, land mines and other
The workshop operates Monday
through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to
Call Jack at 261-5691 or James at
"261-5863 to volunteer.

Sunday School .................................. 30 am
Sunday Worship;............................10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA.........6.........6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ............6...6i30 pm
Pastor: Bud Long
941017 Old Nossmuville Road County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL32034


Traditional Family Woship ....... 8 am & 11 am
(weekly communion at Sam)
Contlmporary Worship .. .9:30 am In Maxwell Hall
Sunday Sdiool tor alll Ages.... 0:30 am & 11 am
Wednesday Dinner (Aug-May)........ 4:45 pm
a. -^^^^^^ ^^^^

In the Heart of Fernandino
S9 N. 6 Street
Dr. Wain Wesberry
Senior Pastor
Dr. Doug Ganyo
Associate Pastor
Worship 8:30 & 11 am
Sunday School 9:50 am
t Nursery *Children
,T Youth Adults
<3,1 261-3837

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pmn
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Clhildren Activities
Comer of Baccne.r Tr. & GOrbing Road, Fcmdina: BSl
For More Information Call: 261-9527

You are..elcom,.......eheri......

Saturday Vigil Mass -4 prm& :30 pm
Saturday Vigil Mass 7 pm- Spanish Mass
Saturday 4 pm- Mass al YuleW United Melhodlsl Church
Sunday Masses
,8:00 am 10:6O0pm -12:00 pm (noon)
Daily Mass 8:30 am Mou, Wed.Thurs & Fri.
6 pm-.Tees
Holy Day Masses Vigil 1 6 pm Holy Day-;30 am,6 pm
Conlessions: Saturday 3 pm 3:45 pm or by appt
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Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number. 904-277-6586

Church, UCC
Worship Sundays
at 10:00 am
90374 CiChoser Road iin ulce
,Ni,.\IlionCongi-g'lBl6ahfilairI i-nrgn
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First Baptist
Fernandina Beach
9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM

Please join us for
Adult Sunday SchobI 9:30AM
S Worship 11 AM
Children's Church 11:00 AM
Al A & Christian W/ay, Yulee
225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward

20 South Vio/th Street 26I-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Ch/urech
in the Heart of ithe City
With the Desire to be in thee
Heart ofAll People
Sunday New Members Class 9 a.m.
Sundeiay School 9:30 a.m.
Morning voOrship 11 aen.
Vedtesdtiy NAoon-da.i Prayer
IWednesdiay, Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m.
Ministries: Bus & Van, Couples, Singlev,

family Wars*i canter**
Sunday Service ....10:30 am
Bible Study ........ 9:30 am
Wednesday Service... 7:00 pm
85031 Landover Drive
Yulee, Fl

Innovatie Style, Contempo/ary Musri,
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee,.FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KIdKredlble Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
Connecting ) C' bs...
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"Come Experience the Joy of
Worship & Service9 Psalm 100
Snnday School -....... ..... B948am
Worship ServIce ............ 111isOOm
Evening Worship ............ ;00pm
Wednesday Night Supper .......-SOOpmo
Encounter Yooth Group .:SO30pm-800pap
Wednesday Prayer Servtce ......-7:00pm
736 Bonnlevlew Road
Nursery provided
Pfind Us o00 Paebak:
Fivo Polnta Baptist Encounter Youth

96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulec
Ken Westbrook
Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:30 am
Sunday School 9:15 am.
Sunday Evenlng Worship Service 6:00 pm
AWANA Wednesday 6:30 8:30 pm
Wednesday Service 7:00 pm
Nursery Provided m


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SDoug Sides, Senior Pastor
Morning Services 8:15 and 11:00 am
Sunday School 9:45 em
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday PHayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Children 6:30 pm
Wednesday 'Overflow' Youth 6:30 pm
NurseryProvided For All Services
86971 Harts Rd.' 904-225-128
Yulee, FL 32097

St., Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes You! 7-
Located at the corner
of 8th &Atlantlc
7:30 am Service l
8:15 am- Breakfast l .
9;00 am Service
10: 10 am- Christianr Formation
11:00 am Service
Talze' Service 2nd Sunday each month
at 6:00 pm
Celtic Service 4th Sunday of each month
11 at j: -Jpm


A Congregatdon O the
Presby tean Cduchl In America
Devoted to Chrft. to the Fellomahp a
to the Great Commssione
Wolrship one Sunday It 10:45 am
Nursery and Clldrem's Church provided
Grace Groups meet on Wednesday everdnngs In
Rnandin Beadch, Kingsland &lee.
Men's. Women' and Youth minlstrie
96038 Lofton Square Court. Yule@, FL 32097
RNxt to WinnD]ide

"Where thie Bible Is our only nautiorir
Romans 16,16l
| brship Service Sunday 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m.



jWorship this week

1k at the place of your choice,.



You may be well on your way ever
to making some of the changes abo
you resolved to make way back ting
in January If so, that is great. If bly
not, you may understandably read
be feeling discouraged. New mak
Year's resolutions are notori- alte
ously hard to keep, especially to si
.when they're aimed at health N
behaviors such as losing weight, the
eating better and exercising fort
more. In fact, no matter when con2
we decide to make a change stuck
or how strongly we are moti- afco
vated -adopting a new, healthy dr u
habit or breaking an old, bad and
one can be terribly difficult. But cess
research suggests that any it ca
effort you make is worthwhile, heal
even if you encounter setbacks ing
or find yourself backsliding Clin
from time to time. Just making use
S a New Years' resolution, for but
example, may boost your ,expE
chances of eventual success, char
Research has produced sev- Her
*eral models that help account stag
for success and' failure and idea
explain why making healthy thro
changes can take so long. The I
one most widely applied and stag
Tested in health settings is the inter
transtheoretical model -TrM. whe
Developed in the 1980s by alco- awa
holismm researchers James 0. ovei
SProchaska and Carlo C., gen
DiCletnente, TTM presuppos- -or
es that at any given time a per- past
son is in one of five stages of have
change: pre-contemplation, con- weigh
templation, preparation, action, this
or maintenance. ing,
The idea is'that each stage is the
a preparation for the following their
one, so you must not hurry may
through(or skip stages. Also, ence
different approaches and strate-., tion
gies processes of change-in med
., the TTM model, are needed at from
different stages. For example, a ly m
smoker who is'at the pre-con- cont
templation stage that is, not sens



n thinking
ut quit-
- proba-
is not
:ly to
ke a list of
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Most of
his model
>es from
lies of
)hol use,
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nation, but



an also be applied to other
th related behaviors, includ-
exercise and dieting.
icians and health educators
TT'M to counsel patients,
you do not need to. be an
e'art; anyone motivated to
inge can use this model.
e is a description of the
,es of- change and some
s about how people move'
ugh them:
?re-contemplation. At this
e, you have no conscious
nation of making a change,
their it's because you 'lack
reness or information -
weight in my' family is'
itic; itisjustthe waywe are
because you've failed in the
and feel demoralized I
Tried so many times to lose
rht; it's hopeless. People in
stage tend to avoid read-
talking or thinking about
unhealthy behavior, but
r awareness apd interest,
be sparked~byputside influ-
:s, such as public informa-
campaigns, stories in the
.ia, illnesses or concern
a a clinician, fi-iend or fami-'
ember. To move past pre-
emplation. you need' to
e that the unhealthy behaV-

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What happens when the ; ...
massage therapist needs a' individual that u
massage therapist? They DAPHN
meet and decide to merge
their businesses
"Julie and I met, as most provide couples therapy to
therapists do, looking fbtr the the local bed and breakfasts.
'one right therapist for them- Both graduates of
selves,", said Daphne Moeller, Southeastern School of
owner of Coastal Massage Neuromuscular Therapy,
Therapy. "We shared the -Moeller is a native of the
vision of a comfortable, heal- island and has been a practic-
ihg space with room to share ing therapist here for 12
with'additional therapists .years.
looking to bring their profess Maleyhas a background
sional knowledge of body- in herbal methods arid coordi
Work and energy to our nating the mind and body to
'space." balance the whole being. She
"We became each other's hada business in nutritional
favorite therapist and we .,counseling and energy bal-
started chatting about that we anicing for seven years in
could probably expand our Kansas and has been practic-
businesses," said Maley. ing therapy on Amelia Island
That space is the "little for eight years.
green cottage" at 117 S. Ninth The pair offer a variety of
St., former home to Manzie healing therapies including
and Drake Surveying, which Lomi-Lomi Hawaiian mas-
moved to the building at the sage, Swedish massage, deep
rear of the property, tissue massage, Reiki mas-
The women like having sage, neuromuscular treat-
their business in the heart of ments, prenatal massage and
the historic district because it. hot stone massage.'
affords them the opportunity They also provide exfoliat-
to offer their services to the ing body wraps, personal or
local community as well as to small group yoga, ear can-

Weight of Nation',

focuses on obesity

The Florida Department of
'Health in Nassau County and
Nassau 'Health Improvement
'Coalition (NCHIC) are part-
" nering to show part 1 and part
2 of a documentary series titled.
"Weight of the Nation."
HBO Documentary Films
(in association with the federal
Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, the' National
Institutes ,of Health anrd the
.Michael. and Susan Dell
Fotindation -and Kaiser
Permanentd. has created this
series of movies to address the
complexity of the obesity epi-
demic in the United States,
Local community agencies,
partners, and community
members are encouraged to
join for these free community
movie screenings. Complimen-
..tary beverages and popcorn
.will be provided. No reserva-

tions are needed.
Part 1 "Consequences" -
will be shown on Monday from
10:45 a.m. to noon at the Yulee
Full Service School. This first
film in the series takes a look at
the obesity epidemic and
.explores serious health issues
.that often co-exist.
Part 2 "Choices" will be
shown Monday, Oct. 28 from
1':45a.m. to 1p.m. (bring your
own luncl) at the Yulee Full
Service School just prior to the
NCHIC'meeting. This segment
illustrateshow the choices you
make throughout your life can
affect the course of your overall
health lifelong..
For'more information about
these free movie screenings or
to learn more about other free
health education opportunities,
contact Ashley Sobolewski at

ior is blocking your access to
important personal goals, such
as being healthy enough to trav-
el or enjoy children or grand-
Contemplation. In some pro-
grams and studies that employ
TIM;- people who say they fre
considering a change in the
next six months are classified as
contemplators. In reality, peo-
ple often vacillate for much
longer'than that. At this stage,
you're aware that the behavior
is a problem, but you still, have
not made a commitment to take
action. Ambivalence may lead
you to weigh and re-weigh the
benefits and costs: If I stop
smoking, I will lose that hacking
cough, but I know I will gain
weight, or I know smoking
could give me lung cancer, but
it helps me relax; if I quit, the
stress could kill. me too. *
Health educators have sev-
eral ways of helping people
move oni to the next stage. One
strategy is to make a list of the
pros and cons, then examine
the barriers the cons' and
think about how to overcome
them. For' example, many
women find it difficult to get
regular, exercise because it is
, inconvenient or they have too
little time. If finding a 30-minute
block of time to exercise is a
barrier, how about two 15-
minute sessions? Could some-'
one else cook dinner so you can
take a walk alter work? If you
feel too self-conscious to take

imate results with each
ualks into our office.'

dling and aqua chi detoxifying
foot baths.
S"Our expertise is in neuro-
muscular therapy which uses
deep compression to redirect
the pain signal and is very
effective in providing relief
for pain, migraines, plantar
fasciitis, TMJ, sciatica and
carpal tunnel syndrome," said
A licensed aesthetician is
on staff to perform non-surgi-,
cal microcurrent facelifts, an
alternative to facial cosmetic
surgery. .
The staff also includes
' three other licensed massage
"Because we have multiple
types of massage available,
we are able to provide servic-
es to a variety of people the
individuals that just wish to
be pampered to the individu-
als that wish to have their
pain or mobility repaired."
Business hours are daily
by appointment Phone (904)
556-4822 for Daphne Moeller

Julie Maley of Therapeutic Solutions of Amelia and
Daphne Moeller of Coastal Massage Therapy have moved
their businesses together. .

of Coastal MassageTherapy
and (904) 415-6781 for Julie
Maley of Therapeutic

Solutions of Amelia o'r visit

Avoid contact with stray animals

The Florida Department of
Health in Nassau County
announced 'that a third
animal this year, a raccoon
from the East Side of the coun-
ty, tested positive on July 29
for rabies. So far three 'rac-
coons have .tested: positive in
Nassau County for rabies this
SOfficials remind residents
to avoid contact with wild and
stray animals, and not to feed
or touch them. To protect f-om
rabies, animal owners should,
vaccinate their pets with rabies
vaccine. There are two equally
effective rabies vaccines, a
yearly anda three-year rabies
vaccine, so pet owners have a
choice of how to vaccinate their
pet animal.
In Florida, raccoons, bats
and foxes are the animals most
frequently diagnosed with
Other animals that are at
high risk-for rabies include
skunks, otters, coyotes, bob-
cats, and stray or unvaccinated
cats, dogs and ferrets.
The Health Department
emphasizes that stray animals
are more likely to be exposed
to wild animals and rabies
because, they -often roam
in the same areas as wild
animals. Therefore,, people
should not handle strayani-
As children are outdoors
more ip the summer months,

families are strongly encour-
aged to remind children to
avoid contact with stray ani-
mals and high-risk wildlife to
reduce potential exposure to
Rabies is transmitted
through exposure to the saliva
and nervous tissue from a
rabid animal through a bite,
scratch; or contact with
mucous membranes such as
the eyes, nose or mouth. The
Nassau County Health Depart-
ment works with Nassau
County Animal Seitvices and
Nassau Humane Society in
responding to incidents of ani-
mal. bites, tests animals for
rabies through the Department
of Health state laboratory and
quarantining animals as nec-
essary. '
The following are steps to
protect' against rabies:
Keep rabies vaccinations
up to date for all pets.
Keep pets under direct
supervision so they do not
come in contact with wild ani-
mals. If your pet is bitten by a
wild animal, seek veterinary
assistance for the animal imme-
diately' and contact Nassau
County Animal Services at 491-
S7440 or, if you are within
Fernandina Beach city limits,
call Nassau Humane Society
at 321-1647.
Avoid contact with any
stray animals in your neigh-

o* 'Spay or neuter your pets
to help reduce the number of
unwanted pets that may not be
properly cared for or regularly
SDo not handle, feed or
unintentionally attract wild ani-
mals with open garbage cans
or litter.
Never adopt wild animals
or bring them into your
Teach children never to
handle unfamiliar animals, wild
or domestic, even if they
- appear friendly.
Prevent bats from enter- '
ing living quarters or occupied
spaces in homes,' churches,
schools and other similar
areas, where they .might
come in contact with people
and pets.
Unusual acting animals
should be reported to Nassau
County Animal Services or the
Nassau Humane Society.
Anyone who is bitten or
scratched by wild animals or
strays should report the irici-
dent to their doctor immedi-
ately, as well as Nassau County
Animal Services or Nassau
Humane Society and Nassau
County Health Department.,
Call the Nassau County
Health Department's Disease
Control and Prevention
Services at 548-1800, exten-
sions 5209 or 5204, or
Environmental Health Division
at 548-1830. ,,

not an event

a process,

Create an action
Be clear aboutyc
positive self tab
f Let others know

an exercise class, what about
using an exercise video at
Preparation. At this stage,
you know you must change,
believe you can and are mal-
ing plans to do so soon. You've
taken some initial steps per-
haps joined a health club,
bought a supply of nicotine
patches or added a calorie-
counting book to the kitchen'
shelf. At this stage, it's impor-
tant to anticipate obstacles. If
'you are preparing to cut down
on alcohol, for example, be
aware of situations that provoke
unhealthy drinking, and plan
ways around them. If work
stress triggers end-of-day drink-
ing,' plan' to take a walk when
you get home. If preparing din-
ner makes you want a drink,
plan to have seltzer water
instead of wine.
Meanwhile, create an action
plan with realistic goals. If you
have been sedentary and want
to exercise more, you might
start with a goal of avoiding the
elevator for two-, three- or four-
floor trips. Or plan to walk 15
minutes every day, Then you
can work your way up to more
ambitious goals.
Action. At this stage, you4
have changed stopped smok-
ing,for example (according to
Prochaska, merely cutting
down would not be action but
preparation'for action) -.and
you have.begun to face the chal-
lenges of life without the old

plan with realistic goals.
ur motivation. Engage in
'k to bolsteryour resolve.
you are making a change.

behavior. You will need to pracL
tice the alternatives you identi-
fied during the preparation
stage. For example, if stress
tempts you to eat, you can use
healthy coping strategies such
as yoga, deep breathing or exer-
cise. At this stage, it's impor-
tant to be clear about your moti-
vation; if necessary, write down,
your reasons for. making the
change and read them every
day. Engage in positive self-talk
to bolster your resolve. Get sup-
port. Let others who care about
you know that you are making
a change..
Maintenance. Once you
have practiced the new behavior
for six months, you are in the
maintenance stage. Now your
focus shifts to integrating the
change into your life and pre-
venting relapse. That may
require other changes, espe-
cially avoiding situations or trig-
gers associated with the old
habit. It can be tough, especial-
ly if it means steering clear of
certain activities or friends., .
You will rarely progress
through the stages of:change
in a straightforward, linear
way. Relapse and recycling are
common, though you usually
do not go back to. square one. It
is part of the process. Think of
it this way: you learn :something
about yourself each time you
relapse. Maybe the.strategy you
adopted did not fit into your life
orsuit your priorities .Next
time, you :can use what you
learned, make adjustments, and
be a little ahead ,of the game as
you continue.on the path to
.. change.
Janice Clarkson, EdD, of
Fernandina B&ach is a Licensed
Mental Hialthli Counselor and
Certified Addiction Professional.

through, or.
Consumers can participate.
in online web'chats or call 1-
S800-318-2596 toll free (TY: 1-,
855-8894325) to speak with
trained customer service rep-.'
resentatives, with translation,
services available in 150 lan-,
To read the report on
health insurance rates, visit:"
report ts/2013/iMarketplacel-"
emniuns/ib marketplace_pie,
To view the data on rates
' cfm ,.

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A new report released by,
the Department of Health'
and Human Services (HHS)
finds that in most states,'
including Florida, consumers
will see increased competi-',
tion inthe Health.Insurance
Marketplace, leading to new'
and affordable choices for'
According to the report,
consumers will be able to
choose from an average of 53
health plans in the'
Marketplace, and the vast
majority of consumers will
have a choice of at least two
different health insurance'
companies usually more.'
Premiums' nationwide, will-
also be around 16 percent'
lower than originally expect- '
ed -with about 95 percent of:
eligible uninsured living in'
states with lower than expect-.
ed premiums before taking'
into .account financial assis-t
tance. . ... .. .'
"We areexcited to see that-
rates in the Marketplace are
even .lower than originally
projected," said HHS
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius..
"In the past, consumers were
too often denied or pi iced out'
of quality health insurance :
options, but thanks to the&
Affordable Care Act con-';
sumers will be able to choose;"
from ,a number of new cov-
el age -optionls at a price that is
aiforidable." r
SIn less than a week, the
new Marketplace will be open .
for business where millions'
of Americans can shop fori'
anfd purchase health insur-
ance coverage in one place.'
Consumers will be able to'
find out whether they qualify.
for premium assistance and-
compare plans side-by-side
basecLon pricing, quality and
benefits.. '.
No one can be denied;
coverage because of a pre-, '
existing condition. Oct. 1.L
marks the beginning ofa six-:;
month long open enrollment*!
pt#ihd thaaT-'.Usr th'rougnll
Mafch .20Q4., .,'Coverage
begins as early as Jan. 1, or in.
as little as 100 days from,
today. .
The report, finds that indi-,
viduals in the 36 states where'
HHS will fully or partly r un '
the'Marketplace will have an.
average of 53 qualified health.
plan choices. Plans in the,
Marketplace will be catego-:
rized as either "'gold," "silver":
or "bronze," depending on:
the share of costs covered..
Young adults will. also have.
the option of purchasing a
"catastrophic" plan, increas-
ing their number of choices:
.to 57 on average About 95"
percent of consumers 'will
have a choice of two or more,
health insurance issuers,:
often many more. About 1 in-,
.4 of these insurance compa-
nies is plans in
the individual market for the
first time in 2014. ,
The report also gives an.
overview of pricing and the:
number of coverage options.
across the nation. It finds that'
the average premium nation-,
ally for the second lowest cost.
silver plan will be $328 before;
'tax credits, or, 16 percent,
below projections based off of;
CongressionalBudget Office,
estimates ,
States with the lowest pre-;,
miums have more than twice' .
the number of insurance
companies 'offering plans,
than states with the highest.
premiums. ;;
The majority' (around 6.:
out of 10) of the people unin-,
sured today will be able to
find coverage for $100 or."
less per month 'in the,
Marketplace, taking into,
account premium tax credits
and Medicaid coverage. :.
Consumers can get help!
finding Marketplace cover-
age through a number of,
different resources. They.'
can get more information-

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27.2013/News-Leader



Homecoming parade
The Fernandina Beach
High School homecoming
parade will be held downtown
Son Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. The com-
munity is invited to partici-
pate. If you or your group
would like to be included, con-
tact Rob Hicks at Fernandina
Beach High School at 261-
5714 or robert.hicks@nas-
Talk for teens
Will Bryant, a former con-.
vict turned mentor and model
citizen, will speak to parents
and teens about his experi-
ences and how bad actions
can have very bad conse-
quences, at 6 p.m. tonight at
the Boys and Girls Club in
Fernandina Beach. Registra-
tion is required at 491-9102. A
free barbecue dinner will be
served, donations appreciated.
Honor chorus
The Jacksonville Sings!
Finale Concert High School
Invitational Honor Chorus will
be presented at 6:30 p.m. Sept.
28 in Lazzara Performance
Hall on the UNF Campus.
Admission is free.
The Island Art Association
will offer Children's Art Sept.
28 for ages 6-9 from 10-11 a.m.
and 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
SMiddle School Art for ages 10- 1-2:15 p.m. Preschoolart
for ages 3-5 with an adult will
be led by Diane Hamburg
from 10-11 a.m. on Sept. 30
These classes are free, all
supplies available, thanks to a
donation by the Plantation
Ladies Association. Register
by callingthe gallery at 261-
7020. Classes are held in the
Education Center, next to the
' gallery, 18 N. Second St.
Girl Flower Power Art will
be held Sept, 30 from 4:30-5:45
p.m. at 901 S. Eighth St., for
participants of all ages to cre-
ate flower canvas art to sell at
a silent auction to raise money
for Rett Syndrome for Girl
Pbwer2! Cure, presented;iby:.
Skye Designs. 'Fe&e'is 17 per
seat. Students can keep a print
of their work for $8. Artwork
will be presented at the Girl
Flower Power Art Silent.
Auction on Oct. 15, 16 and 17
from 3:30-5 p.m. People are
welcome to view and purchase
the artwork and all canvas
purchases go directly to the
Girl Power 2 Cure organiza-
tion. Visit www.skyedesigns-
press.weeblycom or call
(912) 342-3677 to register.
The Nassau Youth Writers
Program meets the third ,
Tuesday of each month at
Books Plus, 107 Centre St,
Fernandina Beach. For more
formation contact nassauy-
Boy Scout Troop 89 meets
each Monday, 6:30-8 p.m., at
the Adam Kelley Scout Hut,
South 13th Street Troop 89,
sponsored by Fernandina
Beach Rotary, has a strong
record.of helping mold boys
through team work in camp-
ing, canoeing, hiking arnd indi-
vidual endeavors. Contact
Scoutmaster Dan Matricia at
277-9611 or come to the. Scout
Hut during meeting times.
Resource guide
: The Nassau Alcohol Crime
and Drug Abatement Coalition
(NACDAC) offers a free
Resource Guide for substance
abuse and mental health for
Nassau and surrounding
counties. The guide provides
information on local agencies
and providers, contact infor-
mation, types of services 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 visit www. or call 277-3699.
Alateen meetings
Alateen, a group for teens

bothered by someone else's
drinking, meets at 11 a.m...
Saturday in Fernandina
Beach. For details contact
(904) 465)-0162.
Alateen is a fellowship of
young Al-Anon members, usu-
ally teens, whose lives have
been affected by someone
else's drinking. Alateen
groups are sponsored by Al-
Anon members who help the
group stay on track, share
experiences, discuss difficul-
ties, learn effective ways to
cope with problems and
encourage one another.


The Jacksonville National
College Fair will be held Oct.
12 for students and parents.
More than 150 colleges and
universities will be in atten-
dance and there will be work-
shops to answer questions
about many aspects of prepar-
ing for college in English and
A pre-fair session-How to
Maximize Your Visit, is at 8,
8:15 and 8:30 a.m. Thd fair is
from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Prime

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 ends on Friday,
Oct. 25. This project is in coor-
Sdinationwith National "Make a
SDifference Day."
.Drop-off sites include:

E. Osborn III Convention
Center, 1000 Water St,
Jacksonville. It is free to
attend. Free parking'is provid-
ed courtesy of NACAC and
The.event, sponsored by
the National Association for
College Admission Counseling
(NACAC), draws-thousands of
students and parents each year.
For parents, the College
Fair affords them the chance to
collect valuable information on

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
Atlantic and Yulee locations;


The Florida State College
Foundation, under the board
chairmanship of Dr. Wade
Barnes, has had a very suc-
cessful close to its fiscal year
(July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013).
The foundation's total scholar-
sh'ip distribution of $1.5 mil-
lion is the greatest amount
given in the past five years, as
announced at the Sept. 18 quar-
terly Board of Directors' meet-
ing. The total amount awarded
encompassed 1,011 total schol-
arships earned by 816 current

"Our primary function as a
board is to. raise scholarship
funds for our students," said
Barnes. "As a measure of sup-
port, this has been.oui best
year ever and I believe I speak
for our entire boaMd when I siy
that we intend for this momen-
tum to continue in the future."
In addition to the scholar-
ship awards, it was also noted
that the foundation total assets
topped the $42 million mark
with investments of those
assets at an all-time high. At
the same time, foundation

colleges and the college choice
admissions processes. It pro-
vides some of what they need
to adequately compare colleges
and make decisions on issues
such as quality of education,
cost of attendance and aca-
demic support.
Students can register in
advance online at www.goto- This makes navi-
gating the fair and collecting
information from multiple col-
leges and universities much

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 col-
lected enough to make 30,500
sandwiches. This year, as in
the past, the donations will be
distributed to Nassau County

easier for students. By pre-reg-
istering students can print a
bar coded confirmation to .be
used on-site at the fair as an
electronic ID. Pre-registration
is not required to attend the
More than a dozen differ-
ent workshops will be offered,
covering topics such as
financial aid, collegeplanning,
transitioning from high school
to college, timelines for
underclassmen, preparing your

Head Start Programs,
Barnabas Center and The
Salvation Army Hope House
and Council on Aging Nassau.,
For more information about
the Nassau County Volunteer
Center. and upcoming holiday
programs for those in need,
call the center :at .261-2771, or
email ncvcfb@aoLcom.

middle-school student for col-.
lege, historically black colleges
and universities, writing the
college essay, plus sessions
delivered in Spanish on finan-
cial aid. and planning for col-
'For more information about
workshops being offered and
other details about the fair, 'stu-
dents and parents may visit
http://jaxcollegefair.brg/ or
contact any local high school
guidance office,


gives Oll...
expenses have been lowered board members." live happy, productive lives;
by 55 percent from the prior The Foundation Board To date, for this fiscal year
year. recently held a board work- starting July 1,2013, the foun-
"Our entire board, includ- shop where they redefined the dation has already raised over
ing our five new members, has mission, vision and values of $900,000. The fulfillment of a
been working diligently to the foundation. Those values bequest from the LuAnn and
review andirevise our policies include commitment, trust, Doran Weinstein estate and a
and procedures, focus our stewardship, support, excel- jtust-completed new fundrais-
efforts on new fundraising lence, diversity and inclusion, ing event, "My Favorite
opportunities and really get In addition, the foundation Cookbook," have helped put
behind the mission of the foun- envisions a community; where the fundraising efforts of the
dation," said Maggie through availability of and foundation ahead of target pro-
Hightower, interim executive excellence in education sections.
director of the foundation. "I resources, individuals and fam- For moreinformation about
don't think we've ever had a ilies will achieve their poten- the Florida State College
more enthusiastic group of tial, have income stability and Foundation, visit www.flori-

fairset for Oct. 12


Registration bor thlie Ial .
term Center for Lifelong
Learning Classes is now
open. Classes will be held
at the Amelia Island
Plantation, St .Peter's
Episcopal Church, the'
FSCJ Betty'P. Cook Nassau
Center, and Reflections of
Amelia Island Plantation
classes: .e
*Spanishes for Busy
People ,!, with Berta Arias,'
will meet on'Tuesdays and
Thursday; 9:30-11:30 a-m.-
Oct. 1 through Nov. 5 :
(class will 'not meet Oct.
17). . . . .. :
How to u'se a Digital'
Camera, with instructor
Wayne Howard, Will meet
on Wedniesdays, 10:30 a:m.-
Snoon. Two sections df this
Beginner class are offered:
Oct 9-23 (reference #
394426) and Oct 30-Nov.
13 (reference #394428).
St Peter's Episcopal
Church classes:
'., *Henry IV-Part 1, -
with instructor Bernie
McCabe, will meet, '
Wednesday, 10 a.mA oon,
Oct 2 through Nov.20:
Viva Florida-500
Years'bf History,.with
instructor Katy White, will,
meet Mondays. 10 aim.-
oon,. nO,Oct 7 through Nou
18 (class will not meet Nov.
11). '
Arthurian Myth, with
instructor Nancy Dickson.
will meet Thursdays, 10
a.m:-hoon,'Oct. 3 through
%Now. 21.
, Survival.Sign, "-
. Lad'guage,'with Robyn .
Nemes, will meet on. ','
Tuesday, 10-1 1:30 a.m.,
Oct. 1 through Nov 19
S(class will not'meet Oct.,
22), .'
Florida State College
Nassau Centher classes:,. '. ,
S Howto Make a '"':
Thanksgiving Meal in Two'':
Hours, with Chef.Bil l .
SCastleberry, will meet ',.
Tuesday, and Wedneday,
5:30-7:30 p.m., Nov. 5 arid ,
6. :
ITurned on the
Computer ..: Now What?,.
with instructor Mike
Hendrix, will meet on
Wednesday, 1-3 p.m., Oct:
9 through Nov.. 13:.
Reflections of Nature:
Gardening Through the
Seasons, with instructor
James Loper, will meet,
Monday, 1-2:30 p.m;,,Oct
* 7 through Nov. 18 (class
Swill -nriot meet Nov. '1I).'.
The registration fee for
each class is:$50, with the
exception of How to Use a
Digital Camera and How to
Make a Thanksgiving Meal
in Two Hours, which are
$40 each and, Great,:' .
Decisions 2013, which is
$65 but includes the ,.
required book;- Costs of
materials (books, etc.)
vary by class. Contact the
Nassau tent&i'at 548-4432
for registration or inform ma-
tion. The Bety P Cook
Nassau Center .is located at
76346 William Burgess
Blvd., Yulee.

Philmont Boy Scout Ratich in New Mexico has been the site of life-changing adventures for 75 years. In this
celebratory year, members of Boy Scout Troop 89 joined with Scouts from south Georgia to hike more than 95
miles of arduous terrain, including rock-faced mountains, and to learn more about themselves and their physical.
and mental capabilities. For 11 days, the boys and their leaders learned skills from previous centuries, led a con-
servation project, and hiked, slept and ate in the New Mexico mountains, "Amazing" and "life-changing" were
some of the descriptions the boys used.-Local teens, shown at the peak of Tooth of Time, above, are Brian Camp,
far left, David Beal, fourth from left, and Chris Matricia, far right. Local adult leaders were Dan Matricia and Pat
'McCarthy. '"
Below, seen at Glacier Lake is the group known as Expedition 718Z. Bottoni row, far right, is Beal. Back row is
Pat McCarthy, second from left, Chris Matricia, third from left, Camp, third from right, and Dan Matricia, far
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r '," '-.. i, .,i \! 27.2V 012 News-Leader

Master Gardener volun-
teer Claudie Speed, aka the
"Herb Queen," will conduct a
Landscape Matters class on
herbs, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. at the
Yulee Extension office.
Since 1998, Speed has
been conducting training ses-
sions on culinary herbs and
wildflowers. Her herb classes
have been very popular
throughout the years and her
depth of knowledge is appre-
ciated by
ers. She has
'A j. authored
articles for
Speed Horticulture
_______ News, as
7- 'well has
"Masterful Gardening," a cob
umn in the former Nassau
News newspaper. The
"Masterful Gardening" col-
umn won the Florida Master
Gardener Award of
Excellence in Written Mass
Communications in 2008.
"In 2005, Speed led the
effort to establish the herb
hed'in the UF/IFAS Nassau
Demonstration Garden at the
James S. Page Governmental
Comfplex, where seasonal
herbs are planted and har-
In Wednesday's
Landscape Matters class,
Speed will discuss
can grow for b6th culinary
and medicinalpurposes. She
will als6 share some of the


Master Gardener Claudie Speed plants seasonal herbs at the UF/IFAS Nassau
Demonstration Garden, above.

folklore surrounding many of
the herbs. Come find out how
the witchhazel tree got its
name, and what herb is used
to treat tooth pain.
Some culinary recipes will
be'shared so you can learn

how to make herbal vinegar
and other wonderful treats.
The class is free and open to
the public. For more informa-
tion, see the Extension web-
site at http://nassau.ifas.
matters/landmatters.html, or
call the Extension office at
(904) 879-1019. Master
Gardeners are on phone duty
Friday, 10 am until 2 pm at
491-7340. "
September/October issue of
Horticulture News to read

the "Harvest Gold" article.
It's devoted to a wonderful
overview of various herbs
and several recipes from
Speed's collection. See the
newsletter at
To sign up for the e,
newsletter, register at:
newsletter.html, or call the
Extension office at (904)
879-1019. -

'Herb Queen' to teach class

Junior naturalists
A Wild Amelia Junior
Naturalist program for ages 8-
13, presented by Wild Amelia
member Robyn Nemes, will
be held Sept. 28 at 4 p.m. at
The Book Loft, 214 Centre St.
Nemes will lead activities
that explore the "wild" side of
Amelia Island. Kids will learn
about identifying shells, birds
and other wildlife as well as
learn about the tides. Each
participant will receive a Wild
Amelia Junior Naturalist
Workbook. An additional
activity will be led by artist
and naturalist Eliza Holliday,
focused on sea turtles of
SAmelia Island. The program is
limited to the first 10 children
to sign up. RSVP to The Book
Loft at 261-8991. A minimum
$10 cash donation td Wild
Amelia is requested.
'Go Native '
SIn honor of National Public
Lands Day on Sept. 28, the
Ribault Clubhouse at Fort
George Island Cultural State
Park, 11241 Fort George
SRoad, Jacksonville, will host
"Go Native" day. Learn about
*he impact of invasive exotic
plants on lkcal parks, what is
being done to combat them
and what you. can do at home
to help. ,
Join AmeriCorps members
and park staff at 10 a.m. for a
talk, followed by a nature walk
at 10:45 a.m. Enjoy kid-friend-
ly invasive plant games start-
ing at 11:45 a:m. Bring a pic-
nic lunch to enjoy on the lawn.
The event is free and open to
all ages. Visit www.floridas-
land or call (904) 251-2320.
Arts market
The Arts Market is a farm-
ers' market with ar-ts and
crafts, too, on the corner of
South 14th and Lime streets.
You'll find Jacqueline's old-
fashioned, homemade sour
cream pound cake, Harlow's
All Natural Products, Jill
Patten's decorative pillows
and custom artwork, apparel,
puppy accessories, handmade
jewelry, dog treats, live music
al -"Thenefii.{R-l;ii,_ Kii-, ,q.plii
29. There is roi.iI l'or nev% v-(n:
doors and local musicians. Visit
corn, find them on Facebook
or call 557-8229. ,
As part of the City
Resiliency Series, Fernandina
Beach is hosting a seminar,
Alternative Transportation:
More than Just Cars, on Qct.
3, presented by the North
Florida Transportation-
' Organization. Cityand county
representatives will talk about
current long-range transporta-
Stion plans and the Council on
Aging will talk about public
transportation services. The
TPO will talk about how
Nassau fits into the region,
and the public is invited to
comment on what they would
like to see.
S Energy Issues in a Chang-
ing World will be the featured
talk an Nov. 7. These lectures
are free and open to the public
and also held at the Peck
Center, 516 South 10th St.,
sponsored by the Fernandina
Beach Community Develop-
ment Department. For infor-
mation call 310-3135 or email .
Walkin' Nassau will go
walking at Fort George and
the Kingsley Plantation during
"Harvest Days" on Oct. 5.
Meet at 10:30 a.m. in the park-
ing lot of the Ribault Club,
11241 Edgewood Drive,
Jacksonville, to sign in.
From Amelia Island take
A1A south to the Kingsley

Plantation sign and turn right.
After the blinking light'at
Huguenot Memorial Park, the
turn for Kingsley Plantation is.
8/10th of a mile on your right.
Follow the signs the road
leads directly to the Kingsley
Plantation parking lot.
Following the walk, the
group will get together for
lunch at the nearby Saind
SDollar restaurant. For infor-
mation and to RSVP for lunch,
contact Jane Bailey at 261-
9884 or dnjbailey@mind- .
Garage sale
The FSCJ Betty P Cook ,
Nassau Center Cardiovascular,
Technology Student
Association will host a garage"-:
sale on Oct. 5 from 8 am.-2 :
p.m. to benefit the American
Heart Association, in the front.
parking lot of the Betty P
Cook Nassau Center, 76346
William Burgess Blvd. in
Sale items of interest -
include a trundle bed, 16-
. place settings of Noritake
china, a computer printer and.:'-
more. Call Christie Joidan at '
548-1709 for information or
directions. .
Oct. 5 is the. fall Master
Gardener Plant Sale. The pink :
Jacobiniamade a successful .
debut at the spring Plant Sale":
and Master Gardeners have
propagated more for this sale -
It's a fairly drought tolerant '
plant once established. .
Jacobinia is great for color in
the shade. Also available will':
be Plant Sale favorite
Scuttelaria, which has a nice
mounding, rambling growth
that pairs well with other "
perennials that enjoy sun. The:
fall Master Gardene- Plant
Sale is being held at the :
UF/IFAS Nassau Demonstra-:
tion Garden at the James S. -
Page Governmental Complex!
on Saturday, Oct 5 from 9 a.m.
until 2 p.m. A large variety of '
bedding plants will be avail-
able. For information and
other featured plants, see
ticulture/plantsale~html or call
the Extension office t ,(9Q4). '
879-1019. Master Gardeners
are on phone duty Fridays,
from 10.a.m. until 2 p.m. at -,
On Oct. 7, County Exten-
sion Director/Horticulture :
Agent Becky Jordi will, con-
duct a Plant Clinic from 10
.a.m. until 2 p.m. at theYulee
Extension Office (ALA and
Pages Dairy Road). All county.
residents are invited to bring
plant samples showing prob-
lems in their landscapes.
Problems will be identified
and solutions offered for cor-
rection. There is no fee for
this service. For information -
call (904) 879-1019. Master :
Gardeners are, on office duty
on Friday at 491-7340.
"White Oak and the World
of Conservation" will be the :
topic for Wild Amelia's next
Wild Nile, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at
the Peck Center Auditorium,
516 South 10th St. The pro-
gram is free and open to the
public and will focus on the
various breeding programs,
release projects and research
at the White Oak Conserva-
tion Center in Yulee. High-
lighted will be the programs
featuring native species such.
as the Florida panther and the
Mississippi sandhill crane. ;
Wild Nites are a series of :
nine monthly nature forums '
sponsored by Wild Amelia,
leading up to the eighth annu-
al Wild Amelia Nature
'Festival, May 16-18, 2014.
Visit and
Wild Amelia on Facebook. '


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

100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 204 WOrK Wanted 403 FinanaalI-Home/Properry 606 Photo EqulpmEnr & Sales 619 Business Equipment 800 REAL ESTATE 813 Investment Property 858 Cor.dos-Unfurnisnad
101 Card of Thanks 205 Live-In Help 404 Money To Loan 607 Antlques-Collectoles 620 Coal-Wood-Fuel 801 Wanted to Buy or Rant 814 West Nassau County 859 Homes.Furnislhed
102 Lost & Found 206 Child Care 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 Produce 621 GarderrLavr, Equipment 802 Mobile Homes 815 Kmingsland.'St. MlarV. 860 Homes-Unfurnished
103 in rMemoram 207? Business Opportunity 501 Equipment 609 Appliances 622. Planrs.Seedr.Fertilizer 803 Mobile Home Lots 816 Camden Counrt/ 861 Vac.t on Pentals
104 Personals 300 EDUCATION 502 Livestock & Supplies 610 Air ConditliorersiHeaters 623 Swao/Trae 804 Amelia Island Homes 817 Otr-er Areas 862 Bed & BreakFast
105 Public Notice 301 Schools & Instruction 503 PeLs/SupplIes 611 Home Furnishimgs 624 Wanted to Bu, 805 Beaches 850 RENTALS 863 Office
106 Hao=5 Card 302 Diet/Exerdse 504 Sen.lces 612 Muscial Inatruments 625 Free itemS 806 WaLorfront 851 Roommate Wanted 664 Commercial/Retal
107 Special Occasion 303 Hobbies/Crafts 600 MERCHANDISE 613 Telavilon-Radio-Stsro. 700 RECREATION 807 Condominimus 852 Mobile Homes 865 WareNouse
108 G-ft Shops 305 Tutoring 601 Garage Sales 614 Jewelry/Watches 701 6,oars 8& Traler; 808 Off Islarnd/Yulee 853 fMlobile Home Lo Q901 TRANSPORTATIONmobe
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Lessons/Classes 602 Articles for Sale 615 Building Materials 702 Boat, Supplie.a Dockage 809 LotS 854 Room Q0- Aurobleks
201 Help Wanted 400 FINANCIAL 603 Miscellaneous 616 Storage.,Warehouses 703 Sports Equipment Sales 810 Farms & Acreage 855 Apartments-Furnihed 902 Tans
202 Sales-Business 401 Mortgarge Bouqht/Sold 604 Bicycles 617 Machirerv-Tool.-Equip 704 Recreaticr i/ehdes 811 Commercial/Retail 656 Apartrrnents-Lir.furn. ;- flotorc/cles
203 Hotel/Restaurant 402 Stocks & Bonds 605 Computers-Supplies 616 Auctions ":5 Computer & jSupplies, 812 Property Ex.hange 857 Condos-Furmished 905 Commercial


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
License 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.

THERE IS A LIEN On The Following
Vehicles For Towing & Storage -
and will be auctioned off on the listed
dates below: on, 10/18/13 a 2004
Saab 4dr VIN#YS3FD49Y841007270 at
12 noon *at 1683B S. 8th St.,
Femandina Beach, FL 32034.

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
Tor real estate which Is ir, violation
of the law.. All persons are hereby
Informed that .-all dwellings
advertised are available on an
equal.opportunity bass, .
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 i(800)927-

Sale starting 9/17/13 through
10/11/13". 474384 EState Road 200,
near Joe's Produce in Deerwalk. Robin
(904)226-2237'-: ." '
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MUSICIANS Projects Initiated by ex-
perienced composer/songwriter/drum-
mer include rock operas, singles &8
albums. Studio experience, live
performances. (912)409-5214

W/bendfits. Pay based on exp. Must
have HS'diploma or GED. Must have
valid FL drivers lic. Heavy lifting
required. Must be able to learn quickly
and follow Instructions. Drug Free
workplace. Apply in person, Mooney's
Custom Wdwk, 1854 S 8th.St.

Learn to drive for US Xpress. Earn
$700/wk. No experience needed. Local
CDL. training. Job read, Ijnn 15 days
(888)368-1964. AlF :

hours per week,'Sat.-& Sun 8amr-8pr
or 8p'm-8am. Apply at 941510 Old
Nassa'uville Rd., FB on MW, F between
10am-1:30pm. (904)206-4120. ,

Open positions'in
Nassau County, FL market:
Branch Manager/Loan Officer
Requires minimum of 3-5 years branch
operations and consumer lending exp-
erience. Responsibilities include super-
vision of staff, lending and business

Commercial Lending Officer
Requires minimum of 5 years com-
mercial, lending experience and port-
folio management. Responsibilities
include originating and underwriting
commercial loans, development' of
*customer relationships and engage-
ment in business development oppor-
Excellent benefit package. Salary com-
mensurate with experience. Submit
resume to Southeastern Bank, HR
Dept., P. o0. Box 455, Darien, GA
31305 EOE ,

CRST "Offers *The Best Lease
Purchase Program! Sign On Bonus.
No 'down payment or credit check.
Great pay. Class-A CDL req'd. Owner
operators welcome. (866)390-0117.

DRIVERS $5,000 Sign-On Bonusl
Great Payl Consistent Freight, Great
Miles on this Regional Account. Werner
Enterprises: 1-888-567-3110

animal shelter located in Femrnandina
Beach, is hiring a PIT Special Events &
Volunteer. Coordinator. Email resume
and cover letter to executlvedlrect-
or( No'
calls, please. '. '

HOUSEKEEPING' -- Busy rental office
looking for dependable Housekeeper,
experience preferred. Must be willing
to work weekends & holidays. Fax
resume to 261-0512 or stopoby 4800
Amelia Island Parkway, Phone (904)
'261-0511. ,

in UC C574<7 4OOu 41
Apply In person
Office Hours
7:30amni 4;30pm
Call 904-277-3942
474390 oStat Road 00,
S' Femandlna '

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

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

TRAINING Bulldozers, backhoes,
excavators. 3 weeks hands on pro-
gram: Local job placement assistance.
National certifications. GI Bill benefits
eligible. 1-866-3.62-6497. ANF

tools, transportation a must. Call (904)

needed on a part-time basis at Quality
Health of Fernandlna Beach. Clinical
experience is a plus. Please email
resume' to olnnv.burnet( or
fax to 261-0771.

Nassau County has an opening for an
Animal Control Officer with .Animal
Care and Control at $12.89 hourly'plus
'benefits. Requires a high school dip-
loma or GED and one year of experi-
ence In the area of animal control
and/or public health, Must possess a
valid driver's license,. Florida Animal
Control Officer and euthanasia certifi-
cations. Applications will be accepted
thru OCTOBER 4, 2013 and can be
obtained In the Human Resources
department located at 96135 Nassau
Place, Suite 5, Yulee, FL 32097. Phone
(904)491-7332; Fax (904)321-5797 or
online at
EOE/M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace.

Private Golf
& Country Club
looking for
part-time servers
Duties include serving/
bartending and food/beverage
evyet set-up. Fine dining
experience aplus, but not
required. Applicants. must be
available to work nights,
4 Weekends and holidays Must
&6febie 'to pass background.
check and drug screen.
,Compensation; hourly.
Resume can be sept to


204 Work Wanted
20 years experience. Low rates.
Supplies provided. References
available. Call (904)206-1477.

Small jobs welcomed. (904)583-1465

RN 21 YEARS Willing to Visit/care
for your loved one, clean, cook, yard
work helper. Call (904)625-5137.,.

No job to small. All work guaranteed.
SCall Russell Toinaslnl (904)415-1686.

NEED A MAID? Call Denise at (904)
451-7550. Thank you. :':

207 Business
FOR SALE Popular Downtown
Fernandina 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.

30 1 Schools &
FAA approved -Aviation Maintenance
Technician training. Housing & financial
aid for qualified students. Job plate-
ment assistance. Call AIM (866)314-
3769.' ANF

furniture, headboards, dresser, enter-
tainment center, & more. Kid's toys,
new Power Wheels In boxes, ladles
cldthes. FrI. 9/27, 8am-4pm & Sat.
9/28, 8am-lpm. Please no early birds.
977 Chad St. (off Jasmine).

Sat Southside Elementary School
Sat. 9/28, 8am-lpm
S Lots of great deals .

MOVING SALE Everything must. go.
Patio furniture, electric wheelchair plus
accessories,,outside bar, BR, LR, dining
Sroom, kitchen, household Items,
electronics & much more. 85291 Tinya
Rd, Yulee. Fri 9/27 & Sat 9/28,. 10am-
2pm.. : '

Fri. & Sat., 8am-6pm, rain or shine.
Designer clothes, formal wear, shoes,
piano, furniture,, home decor and morel
First come First served, 282162 Lake
Hampton Rd., Hilliard.

YARD SALE Sat..'9/28, 9am-2pm.
1992 Palm Dr., Femandina Beach, FL.

dream tools, etc. Kid's toys & junior's
clothes.' Household misc., some' free
items. Everything must go. Sat. .9/28,
9am-5pm. 431 Pine Trail, Fernandina,
off Clinch Dr. ,

GARAGE SALE Sat. 9/28, 8am-?
196 River Oaks Dr. Some furniture,
baby items' & lots more.

MULTI FAMILY Sat. 9/28, 8,amm
12pm. 85182 UI 'William Rd.,
Nassauville. .Baby clothes "to5s,
strollers, car seat, adult dclomes, misc
stuff. Too rom6uch to name

ESTATE SALE Fantastic Sale. Twin
sofas, sofa table, server, ant.' wicker
table, full size bed,.queen mattress
box springs, 113 cookbooks, cooking
Items, flatware, cloisonne, many
Chinese items, CAP vase, Ching
Dynasty, art work "Blue Movement"
by Usry, "'Linear Percussion" by Usry,'
silk screen divider,, lamps, glass and,
metal shelves, chests, linens,
oriental stack tables, file cabinets,
book cases,. computer desk,
computer, entry table, floor lamps,
lamp tables, coffee table, teak wood
umbrella table, oriental Porcelain
seats, elephant, water, dryer,
kitchen'items, large planters, wicker
chairs, garden items, tools, large
storage units, folding screen, ant.
railroad dollie, garage full.' This is a
one of a kind sale. Many items not
listed, everything quality. All priced
to sell. 75195 Edwards Road. The
road is off 200 A1A West, one mile
west of 195, If coming from
Fernandina go past 195 one Fnile
(like going to Callahan) Edwards
Road will be on left. If coming from
St. Marys/Brunswick, take exit 200
A1A West. Sept 26, 27, 28, Thurs,
Fri, Sat, 8-3. Follow the red and
white 'signs. Call If can't find

ESTATE SALE Chinese garden seats,
refrigerator, washer & dryer. 75195
Edwards Rd., Yulee. See large ad.

Saturday,. October 5th, 8am Noon.
Contact Lynn, (904)206-3001 .

7AM, FRI. & SAT. 2041 Marsh Dr.
Tools, oak pcs.,.antique and collectible
glass, grandfather .clock and wall, lots
of misc. Off Leon and Highland Dr.
Tel. '491B8002. If rain, In garage.

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FOR SALE 6' x 5' Glass Curio Cabinet
- inside lighting, $75. Entertainment
Cabinet w/3 doors 4'W x 4'L currently
holding 32" Sylvania TV w/DVD player
& VHS. TV domes w/cabinet, In good
working condition, $75. (904)607-9137

AUCTIONS Roofing Company
Liquidation, Online Auction Only, bid
Sept 17 thru Sept. 26. Items located In
Maryland & Florida. Motley's Auction &
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nonPO shablenfood items allyea round.
For m oInformation, cll:904.261.7000

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* Conference room
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* Break room
* Virtual Offices

Pricing from:
Daily $39
Weekly $99
Monthly $275
Virtual. 6ff ice $49

Contact: Phil Griffin
T,. 904.556.9140


P04 Amelia Island Homes
FOR SALE BY OWNER Home located
on Fletcher Avenue. Full view and
across the street to the Atlantic Ocean.
'1207 South Fletcher Avenue. Two Lots.
$490,000. To see house please contact
GTeal120i2( / (904) 321-
I Weteriront
OCEANFRONT LOT In Jacksonville
Beach. Zoned & ready to build on.
Reduced to $589,900. (904)868-2150
Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
Lasserre, Realtor.

Real -Estate, Inc.

*2BR/IBA mobile home, on island,
$8001mo + 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
Sutll, wl-fl,TV & phone.
* 3BR/3BA townhome in Sandpiper Loop
$1850/wk plus taxes&cleaning fee.
S1801 S. Fletcher 2BRIIBA furnished
Beach Cottage, monthly rental great
for 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-
ing and a green house still on property
*Two 800sf Office/Retail spaces, can be
joined for one, .1,600 sq ft space, AIA
next to Peacock Electric $12/sq. ft +
CAM &Tax,
*Amelia Park Unit B small office (2
rooms) with bath,576 sq.ft. $ 050/mo.
+ sales tax.
1839 S. 8th St. adjacent to Huddle
SHouse, 1,800 sq.ft.$1700/mo. lease +
tax. Sale a159considered.
90 .261.406

1808 Off Island/Yulee IF

Creek. Never rented, 3BR/2.SBA.
Located close to shopping and the
Island, $1150/mo. Call The Real Estate
Centre, Inc. (904)206-1370
S 817 OtherAreas I
Cumberland Plateau. 50-89 acres
starting at $78,000. Heavily wooded,
minutes from 4 State Parks &.TN River.
Call (877)282-4409, ANF
Alabama. Deep dockable home sites
from $59,900 (take virtual tour @( 26 prime lake
front lots ordered sold Oct. 12th. Buy
at pennies on the dollar all must go!.
Open or wooded, level throughout to
the water's edge. Make an early appt.
Bank's loss Your gainil Don't miss this.
It's unbelievable land at an
unbelievable price. Call row for early
appt. 1(877)448-6816. ANF
Liquidation 1.37 acres, national forest
access, only' $9,800. Was $74,900.
hardwood setting, breathtaking
mountain/, valley views. Mild climate,
tremendous 4 season recreation. Paved
rds, UG utilities, water. Exc. financing.
Call 1(866)952-5303 ext 21. ANF

1851 Roommate Wanted
MATURE FEMALE To Share House -
In Holly Point, Nassauvllle. Cable T.V.
and everything furnished. Non-smoker.
$300/mo. (904)310-9661

852 Mobile Homes

YULEE Nice 2BR SW $600-$650/mo.
3BR $775/mo. Also, rent to own
available. Water Inc. Service animals
only. Call (904)501-5999.
3BR MH IN YULEE $800/mo. +
$500 deposit, plus $150 deposit on
electric. Service animals only. Call
(904)225-5419. ,
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WIFi Included. (904)225-
RV to live on a campground for $425/
mo. All utilities included. Ask about
senior citizen special. (904)225-5577.
SW TRAILER 2BR/1BA on large lot
in the country. Deck needs some work.
$495/mo. + deposit. Text inquiries to
ON ISLAND 2/1 & 2/2 SWMH in park
starting $165 wk/$675 moe + dep. Utils
avail. Also effic. & 1BR apts at beach
starting $145 wk/$575 mo. 261-5034

S 854 Rooms
MASTER BEDROOM across street
from beach, S. Fletcher Ave. Private
entrance. (904)583-2456

855 Apartments

AT BEACH All utils furn.' Sm effic
$145/wk, $575/mo. Lg 1BR $225/ wk,
$895/mo. + deposits. Long term. Also
other rentals avail. Call 261-5034.

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* Tennis Courts
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A/C's, W/D hookups, refrigerator, srnall.
fenced yard, rear deck,' off street
parking. Just $775/mo. Includes water.
Pet negotiable. Please drive by, then
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new carpet, tile & paint,'1/2 acre lot on'
quiet street, $1195/mod. (904)491-
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856 Apartments
APT. FOR RENT 2BR/1.5BA, new
A/C, refrig., carpet, W/b hookup. $825.
1 yr. lease w/one month deposit.
YULEE 2 BEDROOM $950/mo.
Waterfront with boat ramp. Electric
included. AvIlable 10/1. (904)813-
APT. Tile throughout, central AC,. DW,
W/D. 927 N. Fletcher. Ave. $995/mo. +
depdslt. (904)386-1005
POST OAK APTS (904)277-7817
Affordable living located at 996
Citrona Dr. Fernandina Beach, FL.
Rent starts at $597 per month. .Cen-
tral a/c. 2 bedroom apts avail, im-
mediately. TDD Hearing Impaired.
number #711"This institution' Is an
equal opportunity provider and em-
ployer. "Equal Housifig Opportunity"
314 NORTH 5TH ST. 2BR/1BA,
$950/mo.,. some utilities. 1BR/1BA,
$700/mo., some utilities. Call (904)
LOVELY 1BR APT. Lg, 80.Osf,
modern & secure, W/D, 1' blk to beach.
$725/mo; Long term. No smoking.
Avail 10/1. 2946 First Ave. 556-6858

857 Condos-Furnished
MADDOX RENTALS (904)261-9129
Long Term Rentals Available
Amelia Island Plantation Club Villas
and more. 2BR/2BA. Furnished..
Starting at $1400/mo. & up
OCEAN VIEW 3BR/2BA. Pool, hot
tub, garage, & storage. Long term.
$1700/mo. Ocean Park, Amelia Island.
Call (904)753-0256.
QUIET 2BR/2BA 1 min to ocean on
AIP, $1200/mo. wlschulze(flmaillcom

5 wHomes-Furnnshed-
kitchen, patio, 3 blocks from ocean.
$1200/mo. + $600 sec. dep. Call (229)

1860 Homes-Unfurnished
LIKE NEW executive home on Island.
3BR/2BA, hardwood floors, fireplace,
near beach. $1550/mo. 1st, last &
security required,. Call (904)556-2573.
3BR/2BA $1550/mo. 1500 sq.. ft.
Available November 15th. Palm III
Realty (904)321-0457
corn for the most recent information
on Long Term. Rentals. ,Updated Daily.
Chaplin Williams Rentals, The Area's
Premier Rental Company
MADDOX RENTALS (904)261-9129
Long Term Rentals Available
Arrigo Blvd.
3BR/2BA w/office, unf., $1400/mo.
3BR/3BA $1650/mo. 2200 sq. ft.
Available November.15. Palrn III Realty
3BR/2BA $1200/mo. 1400 sq. ft.
Available October 15th. Palm III Realty
VERY NICE 3BR/2BA house, mid
island, near schools. $f250/mo. Call

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.

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

S901 Automobiles
SELL YOUR CLASSIC! Get'top dollar
for your classic car' at Lake Mirror
Classic Auto Auction in Lakeland, FL oni
Oct. 19th. 1(800)257-4161, M.E.
Higglnbotham, FL LIc# 'AU305AB158..
ANF. : '.. ... -
$2500. Good reliable van. (904)879-.
6410 or (904)321-1116,