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Fewer trees, better greens ANGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader A city plan to remove trees at the Fer nandina Beach Golf Club should go for ward, city commissioners conc eded at a brief meeting on Tuesday. C ity Manager Joe Gerrity pushed c ommissioners toward approving the t r e e-cutting plan, but also r eminded them later in the meeting that the municipal course is still draining money fr om the city s general fund. The number of tr ees to be r emoved was eventually whittled down to 39, fr om an original number of 76. The t r ees ar e being cut because shade and r oot intrusion are interfering with the g r o wth of grass on the city-owned course. Gerrity noted $75,000 was set aside in the city s capital fund to r efurbish nine gr eens and r emove trees, with $15,000 going toward tree removal. An upcoming mitigation plan will allowf or the planting of replacement trees t hroughout the city. G olf superintendent Buddy T a te of Billy Casper Golf, which manages the city golf course, said Southern red cedars would be planted by the golf course maintenance facility and trees would be planted at the Elm Street baseball field as well as other selected areas of the city. T ate noted gr eens need a minimum of six hours of sunlight and benefit most fr om morning sun, which is why certain trees were targeted for removal. A new strain of grass seed is being used, he said, to replace the very old strain of Bermuda grass now growHEATHER A. PERRY News-Leader For the 10th year people fr om all over the country will come to Amelia Island to par ticipate in The Katie Ride for Life, a cycling event to raise awar e ness about organ donation. Katie Caples was a tall, beautiful 17-year-year-old who ran track for Bishop Kenny High School. When applying for her learners driving permit, the clerk asked if shed like to sign up to be an organ donor. The healthy athletic girl had pr ob ably not given much thought to such things, but she signed the paper and she and her family didnt give the transaction much thought until a few years later, when tragedy brought Katies decision back to light. Driving home from a March of Dimes charity walk in Jacksonville on April 18, 1998, Katie was involved in a car accident and suffered severe brain trauma. After a valiant five-day fight, she passed away but her organs saved the lives of six people, from 9 to 62. Fulfilling Katie s wishes by donat ing her organs made the need for organ donor awareness education clear to her parents, David and Susan Caples. The couple created the Katie Caples Foundation to bring the lifesaving message of organ donation registration to high school students, earning r ecognition and awar ds fr om the Points of Light Foundation in Washington, D.C., the Presidents CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK News-Leader 1 6 0th year No. 22 C op yright, 2014 The News-Leader Fernandina Beach, FL Printed on 100% recycled newsprint with soy based ink. F RIDAY M ARCH 14, 2014 /20 P AGES 2 S ECTIONS KATIE Continued on 4A TREES Continued on 3A $ 1.00 I I N N D D E E X X C LASSIFIEDS ...............................7B C OMMUNITY ............................ 8A E DIT ORIAL .................................. 7A M USIC N OTES .....................................2B O BITUARIES ...........................................2A O UT AND A B OUT ................. 2B R ELIGION ..................................................3B S CHOOL N EW S ................................... 4B S ERVICE D IRECT ORY ....................... 7B S PORTS ....................................................10A S UDOKU ......................................2B MARY MAGUIRE News-Leader Nassau County has a message for the city of Jacksonville. Pay your own bills. I dont want our constituents to pay more because theyve got finan-c ial problems, said Commission Chair Barry Holloway. T he city of Jacksonville has a $1.7 billion unfunded pension plan for its retirees, including police and firefighters. Mayor Alvin Brown has a plan to generate more revenue, but his f inancial fix could stick Nassau County with some of the bill. H eres how. Brown is asking the Jacksonville E lectric Authority (JEA an additional $40 million annually for t he next 14 years to help solve the pension funds long-term liabilities. JEA officials have said they dont have $40 million, but if the city insists on the cash, they may need to raise r ates for its customers. This would include residential and c ommercial users in Nassau County who rely on the company for water a nd sewer service. Can we send a resolution to the mayor that were not going to do this? s aid Holloway. The city of Fernandina Beach could a lso be impacted by Jacksonvilles squeeze on JEA since it receives wholes ale electric service from the utility company through Florida Public Utilities (FPU They just cant set rates because they need money, said Holloway at t he board meeting Monday night. According to JEA spokesperson G erri Boyce, Nassau County residents spent $5.5 million in 2013 for water a nd sewer service, while commercial users in the county spent $1.6 million last year. B oyce offered this information in an email Wednesday afternoon, and iti ncluded, at the N ews-Leaders r equest, the monthly expenditures for February 2 014. The residential bill last month totaled $260,000, while commercial users spent $113,000, wrote Boyce. How many customers generate this r evenue? Boyce said the company has 4,808 r esidential service agreements for water in Nassau County, and 3,883 for s ewer, although some of these agreements overlap. On the commercial side, the comp any has 431 commercial clients for water, and 207 for sewer service. Again,t he services may overlap. Overall, JEA services 420,000 elect ric customer and 305,000 water customers in Duval, St. Johns, Clay and Nassau counties. How likely is a rate hike? JEAs board chairman Mike H ightower said company officials are reviewing Browns proposal now. Buth is initial reports dont sound promising. Nassau residents cash to Jacksonville via JEA? 10 years of honoring Katie Katie Ride for Life honors the memory of Katie Caples, whose organs saved the lives of six people. SUBMITTED JEA Continued on 3A MARY MAGUIRE N ews-Leader N assau County will r e place its 911 emergency c ommunications system with a $402,080 grant fr o m the state s E911 Boar d Its a very exciting project and its something we need to do, said Nassaus 911 coordinator, Ray Eslinger. It could be said that the county is in desperate need of a new 911 system. Accor ding to documents filed by the sheriff as part of the grant application, the countys 911 system needs immediate repair The current system is five years old and spare parts wont be available after June, according to the paperwork. Therefore we cannot guarantee that we can r epair the system in the event of an outage, say the documents. s a capable system, said Eslinger in an interview Monday morning at his office at the sheriff compound in Yulee. He wrote the grant application, and it goes on to say that work stations will be more susceptible to viral attacks on April 8. Thats when the Windows XP will stop issuing security updates. That sounds bad. e ve got a firewall in place, said Eslinger. That sounds good. So, the system is safe? es, he said. Eslinger said the grant money will allow the county to buy a new computer system as well as upgrade and add work stations. Plans also call for lightning protection and recording equipment. s ver y state of the ar t, and because its softwar e-based, upgrades will be easier to make, he said. Eslinger, 46, who has been on the job for the last year and a half, said the county is still deciding where to put the new system. Its geo-diverse, and that means we will have two systems that can go in two locations, he said. Where are they going? er e thinking the EOC and the Y ulee courthouse, said Eslinger The county is planning to expand the Emergency Operations Center (EOC idate two Public Safety Answer Points (PSAPs the one location. The county is the primar y PSAP with seven dispatch stations. The city of Fer n andina Beach is the secondar y PSAP with two dispatch stations. Currently, people who require 911 emergency help within Fernandina Beach city limits are transferred to the citys police department. The move to consolidate the systems will eliminate the need to transfer calls. Officials have not offered a date on that plan. Eslinger said dispatchers do not have to physi cally move to a new site once the system is in place because it relies on high-speed Internet service. The new system also will allow for six mobile dispatch stations. es, theyre for emergencies like storms or hur ricanes and you have to move, said Eslinger So you could take it to a hotel room somewhere Emergency: County to replace 911 system R ay E slinger, the countys 911 coordinator, has written a grant to r eplace the s ystem, w hich needs immediate repair MARY MAGUIRE NEWS-LEADER 911 Continued on 3A


2A F RIDAY M ARCH 14, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK P P r r e e s s e e r r v v a a t t i i o o n n a a w w a a r r d d s s The city of Fernandina B each and Amelia Island Museum of History will h onor historic preservation projects through the citys third preservation awards program. Eligible projects can be anywhere within city l imits, completed within the l ast five years, and finished n o later than March 31. Deadline for nominations is April 4. Ther e is no fee to apply. Winners will be honored at a city commission meeting in May For infor ma tion or to download a nomina t ion form, visit www.ameliam useum.or g, www h istoricdistrict or contact Phyllis Davis, Amelia Island Museum of History at 2617378, ext.101. Forms may also be picked up from the Planning Depar tment, down stairs in City Hall, 204 Ash St. B B l l o o o o d d d d r r i i v v e e T he Blood Alliance will hold a blood drive on March 15 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Publix in Fernandina Beach. Visit for infor mation. G G i i r r l l s s r r e e t t r r e e a a t t FDOH Nassau County is s ponsoring a Gr owing Together Parent/Daughter Retr e at by girls inc. on Mar ch 15 from 1-5 p.m. at 30 South Four th St. This event is fr ee for girls ages 9-12 and their parent/guardian to help improve communication s kills about health and pubert y. Call 548-1810, ext. 5272. C C o o n n f f e e d d e e r r a a t t e e s s o o n n s s The Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 745 will meet on March 17 at 7 p.m. at The Pig Barbeque in Callahan. Dean and Anita Lauramore will present The Sutlers then and now. The public is invited. Call 251-5026. O O f f f f i i c c e e r r s s a a s s s s o o c c i i a a t t i i o o n n The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA Nassau County Florida Chapter (MOAA the Fernandina Beach area. Cur r ent, retired and former officers of the seven military services and their spouses are welcome to join. More than 300 military officers live in Nassau County. An Of ficers Call will be held at the Peck Center, 516 South 10th St., March 18 at 7 p.m. so of ficers can lear n about the chapter, its purpose and why they should join. For details contact Sonny Mann, Captain, USN (Ret G G e e n n e e a a l l o o g g y y s s o o c c i i e e t t y y T he Amelia Island Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. March 18 at the community room of the Fernandina Beach Police Department, 1525 Lime St. Marcia Pertuz will present The Mother Who NeverS topped Searching: An O rphan Train Story. I n 1897, both Mar c ia s grandfather and his brother were placed on the Orphan Train by the New England Home for Little Wanderers in Boston, Mass., and sent to Indiana. Their mother hadl eft them in the home temp orarily, without permission f or them to be placed out. Lear n a bit of histor y of the Orphan Train movement. Pertuz, a retired elementary school principal and tr easur er of the Amelia Island Genealogical Society a m ember of the Daughters of t he American Revolution and g enealogy or g anizations. R R e e l l a a y y f f o o r r L L i i f f e e The next Relay for Life team meeting will be held at the Fer nandina Beach Police Departments community r o om on Lime Street on M ar ch 19 at 6 p.m. Relay for L ife will begin at noon on April 5. For infor m ation, to put together a team or become a corporate sponsor of Relay for Life of Fernandina Beach/Y ulee, call Melanie at 391-3643, visit RelayForLife. or g or email Melanie.Over G G u u n n c c o o u u r r s s e e s s Gary W. Belson Associates Inc. will hold a concealed weapon license course at 5:45 p.m. March 19, 25 and 28, and at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mar ch 29. A basic with defensive tactics course will be held at 7:45 a.m. March 22 and 30. For details and addi tional classes and information, contact Belson at 4918358, (904 Visit F F o o o o d d m m a a n n a a g g e e r r e e x x a a m m The University of Florida Nassau County Extension Office will offer a ServSafe Food Manager Certification Training and Exam on March 20 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Peck Center auditorium, 516 South 10th St. Participants who complete the course and exam receive a Cer tificate of Achievement from the UF Food Safety and Quality Program and a national certification valid for five years. Certification is required in Florida for food managers of all establishments licensed by the Department of Business and P rofessional Regulation, the D epar tment of Agriculture a nd Consumer Services and selected licensees of the Department of Health. For information and to register contact Meg McAlpine, UF/Nassau County Extension, 491-7340 W W o o m m e e n n s s f f o o r r u u m m T he Eight Flags Charter C hapter of the American Business Womens Association will hold its Womens Leadership Forum on March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fernandina Beach Golf Course. Speakers ar e Car rie B udds, Mortgage Loan O riginator with HomeBridge F inancial Ser v ices, Inc.; Diane LaPatra, owner of Amelias Treasure; and Kerrie Albert, director of Prevention Services with the Nassau Alcohol Crime Dr ug Abatement Coalition. Cost, i ncluding dinner buffet, is $ 16. RSVP by Mar ch 17. For i nfor m ation or r eser vations, contact Esther Schindler at ABWA meets the third Thursday at the Fernandina Beach Golf Course fr om 6-8 p.m. Visit www.8flagsabwa. o r g and like them on F acebook at ABW A Eight F lags Char t er Chapter. A A l l z z h h e e i i m m e e r r s s s s u u p p p p o o r r t t The Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group for Nassau County meets the third Thursday each month at The Council on Aging. The next meeting is March 20 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Guest speaker and Successful Aging Facilitator Exper Barbara Br uce will present a workshop. This meeting is open to the public. For information call Debra Dombkowski, LPN, at 261-0701, ext. 113. P P a a r r k k i i n n s s o o n n s s s s u u p p p p o o r r t t The Parkinsons Disease Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Council on Aging, 1367 South 18th St., on March 20, April 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov 20 and Dec. 18. D D A A R R e e s s t t a a t t e e s s a a l l e e Amelia Island Daughters of the American Revolution (DARe scouring their attics, emptying old trunks and raiding barns for treasur es. This is a one-time event encompassing contents from many different homes will be held on Satur day March 22 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Kelley Pest Control Building, corner of South 10th and Lime streets. WEEKLY UPDATE O BITUARIES 5 5 1 1 1 1 A A s s h h S S t t r r e e e e t t , F F e e r r n n a a n n d d i i n n a a B B e e a a c c h h , F F L L 3 3 2 2 0 0 3 3 4 4 (904) 261-3696 Fax 261-3698 W W e e b b s s i i t t e e f f o o r r e e m m a a i i l l a a d d d d r r e e s s s s e e s s : : f f b b n n e e w w s s l l e e a a d d e e r r . c c o o m m Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday The News-Leader is published every Wednesday and Friday by The Fernandina Beach News-Leader 51 1 Ash Street, P .O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Periodicals postage paid at Fernandina Beach, Fla. (USPS 189-9001. Reproductions of the contents of this publication in whole or in part without written permission from the publisher are prohibited. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: News-Leader, P.O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL32035. The NewsLeader may only be sold by persons or businesses authorized by the publisher or circulation director. NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS: The News-Leader assumes no financial responsibility for typographical errors in advertising. When notified promptly the part of the advertisement in which the typographical error appears will be reprinted. All adver tising is subject to the approval of the publisher The News-Leader reserves the right to correctly classify edit or delete any objectionable wording or reject the advertisement in its entirety at any time prior to scheduled publication if it is determined that the advertisement or any part thereof is contrary to the general standard of advertising acceptance. SUBSCRIPTION RA TES Mail in Nassau County . . . . . . . . . .$39.99 Mail out of Nassau County . . . . . . . . .$69.99 NEWS DEADLINES Community News: Monday, 5 p.m. Letters to the editor: Monday, 12 p.m. ChurchNotes: Monday 5 p.m. People and Places: Thursday, 3 p.m. ADVERTISING DEADLINES WEDNESDAYNEWS-LEADERFRIDAYNEWS-LEADER Classified Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m.*Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 5 p.m. Legal Notices: Friday noon N/A Retail Advertising: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 3 p.m. Monday holidays the Classified deadline wil be Friday at 5 p.m. LOOKING BACK 5 0 YEARS 25 YEARS 10 YEARS A total of 11,146 Nassau County residents or 65 per cent tur ned out for the final polio clinic for the Sabin Oral Vaccine. Mar ch 12, 1964 The Nassau County Jail was cited by the state Depar tment of Cor r ections for over cr owding and an unwillingness to release hardened criminals. Mar ch 12, 1987 A new community arts center was proposed to occupy First Baptist Chur ch at Fifth and Alachua streets in downtown Fernandina after the congregation moved to their new chur ch on Eighth Str eet. March 12, 2004 L averne Burke L averne Burke, 78, of Yulee passed away Wednesday morni ng, March 12, 2014. Mrs. Burke was born May 2 3, 1935 in Appling County, GA and moved to Yulee in 1973. She was a member of River of Praise Worship Center. She loved children and was a devoted mother a nd a devout Christian Prayer Warrior. M rs. Burke was predeceased by her husband, James J. W. Burke, who passed away in 1995, and by a son, Kenneth Lee Burke, who passed away in 1986. Survivors include her child ren, Theresa Hulett, Richard Burke (Sharon), and AnitaS trickland (Keithulee; a brother, Harold Thornton; one s ister Elvera Boatright (Cecil f ive grandchildren, Rusty Burke, Robin Cooner, Katie S trickland, Jessica Hulett and Kendell Hulett; and three greatg randchildren, Noah Burke, Abigale Cooner and Tripp Cooner. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 1 5, at River of Praise Worship Center with Bishop Larry O sburn officiating. Interment will follow in Green Pine Cemet ery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. tonight, Friday, March 14, at Green Pine Funeral Home. For more information and t o sign Mrs. Burkes online register book please visit the GreenP ine website at Green Pine Funeral Home Donna McNab Davis Donna McNab Davis, 79, of F ernandina Beach, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014 at Quality Health in Fernandina following an extended illness. Born in Mont Clair, New Jersey to Donald McNab and Beatrice Jungerman McNab, Donna moved to numerous cities in Florida during World War II as her father was a c ivil engineer for the governm ent and thus attended numerous elementary schools across t he state she loved so much. She graduated from Palatka High School in 1952, then with honors from Florida State University as a Fashion andM erchandising major in 1956. She began working for Mass B rothers in St. Petersburg, FL. On March 25, 1959, Donna mar r ied her high school sweetheart, Tom Davis, after waiting for her Navy man to serve his countr y and complete his degr ee fr om the University of F lorida. After raising her family D onna later r etur ned to college a nd earned her BS and masters degree in elementary education from the University of North Florida. She taught for 20 years in the Putnam County School District at Moseley Elementar y School, both in the classr oom a nd Reading Lab. Donna and T om r esided in Palatka fr om 1 960-1994 and were active members of the First Presbyterian Church in Palatka where Donna served as moderator for the Presbyterian women. After retiring they moved to Cr escent Beach where they lived for 19 years until recently moving to Fer nandina Beach. Donna loved her Noles, the b each and most importantly her family and friends. Her family will cherish her memory and will continue perking along, as she liked to say, until we see her beautiful smile again. Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Donald McNab and Beatrice Jungerman McNab. She is survived by her huband of 54 years, Thomas Davis of Fernandina Beach, a s on, Donald Davis and wife Robley of Fleming Island, a d aughter, Lee Davis-Clark and husband Mike of Fernandina B each, grandchildren, Stephen, Cameron and Brandon Davis and Julia and Jessica Clark, a sister, Sandra McNab Turnbull and husband Gene, niece LauraT urnbull Clark and nephew Greg Turnbull and a cousin, B ruce McNab. Memorial services celebrating Donna s life will be at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church in Palatka with Rev Chuck DeV ane of ficiating. The family w ill receive guests and family a t the Chur ch fr om 1 PM until t he start of the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center 6400 St. Johns A ve., Palatka, FL 32177 or to the A lzheimers Treatment and R esear ch Center Ramsey F oundation, 640 Jackson Street, St. Paul, MN 55101-9021. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Donnas book of memories page at www .JohnsonOver tur f Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home P alatka Paul D. Richter Paul D. Richter age 65, went home to the Lord on March 8, after a valiant fight with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Sandy, his daughter, Jamie and her children Lexy and Savannah Bur den, and his son T r oy Bergeron and his children Danielle, Alex and Shawn. His living siblings are Candy Robinson, Lisa Stamm, and Stephen. A memorial service will be in the home on April 18. DEATH NOTICES Mr. Samuel W. Sammy Sayler Jr., 95, Fernandina Beach, died on Thursday Mar ch 13, 2014. O xley-Heard Funeral Directors Robert T. Walker, 76, Fernandina Beach, died on Wednesday, Mar ch 12, 2014. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors G rie f suppor t on goin g Community Hospice of Nor theast Florida conducts open bereavement support groups where you can share with others who ar e grieving. Led by trained bereavement counselors, these sessions ar e ongoing and available to any one who has experienced a loss. Open support group participants do not need to contact Community Hospice before attending a session. The Open Therapeutic Suppor t Gr oup meets the second Thursday of each month fr om 1-2:30 p.m. at the Council on Aging, 1367 South 18th St. The Loss of a Spouse Support Group meets the four th T uesday of the month fr om 6-7:30 p.m. at Community Hospice Nassau County Administrative Office, 96084V ictoria s Place, Y ulee. Contact Joanne Bernard, LCSW, at 407-6811 or visit LOOKING BACK Robin Walkers Krasuski is crowned the very first L ittle Miss Golden Crown Fiesta in June 1966 on a stage in the parking lot of the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center, Fernandina Beach. Krasuski now lives in St. Petersburg. The annual fiesta lasted an entire week a nd included boat races, plays, performances and beauty pageants and drew large crowds. The News-Leader, 511 A sh St., Fernandina Beach, welcomes Looking Back s ubmissions. They also may b e emailed to Sian Perry, Shrimp Fest organizers planning parade, more Home of the Shrimpers: 51 Years of Shrimping is the theme for this years Pirate Parade, which is returning to Thursday, May 1 at 6 p.m., prior to the of ficial star t of the Isle o f Eight Flags Shrimp F estival. The parade will s tart at Ash and 11th streets, travel west to Second Street, north to Centre and then east on Centre, ending at Atlantic and 11th. Categories include: C ommercial or commerc ially sponsored nonprofit e ntry; nonprofit or civic o r g anization; walking groups; band/performing unit; vintage or unique vehicle; and a bonus awar d for best special ef fects. Deadline for applications is April 12, including the briefw ritten description of the e ntry and a signed particip ation agr e ement. Fees run from $30 for a nonprofit to $85 for a political or campaign entr y An or ganizational meet ing will be held April 29 at 6 p.m. at the ResidenceI nn, 2301 Sadler Road. A r epresentative of each regi ster e d entry must attend. For infor m ation visit or contact Parade Dir ector Billie Childers at (904 1163 or laceintruder@Bell S The 2014 Miss Shrimp Festival Scholarship Pageant r ehearsals start with an organizational meeting and rehearsal on March 16, and continue weekly through April 27. Meetings are from 3-5 p.m. at the Bean School of Dance, 25 N. Thir d St., Fernandina Beach. The winner will be announced at the pageant on the Riverfront Stage May 2, during the 51st Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival. The pageant is sponsored by the Hampton Inn & Suites, Amelia Island Historic Harbor Front Hotel. Participants must be high school juniors and seniors, attending public, private, alter native or home schools. They must reside in Nassau County, but may attend school in another county. Winners will be judged on formal wear, a dinner interview, a choreographed group routine and a final question asked on stage. Mike Buresh of FOX 30 News will emcee the pageant and judges include Bob Ramshaw of the Hampton Inn and Suites, Shannon Brown, vice president of Fernandina Beach Vystar Credit Union, and Nancy Bur nett, a for mer contestant in the Ms. Senior Jacksonville Pageant. Download applications at www.ShrimpFestival. com. Deadline is April 5. For infor mation call Pageant Director Crystal Molchan at (904 and leave your name and phone number.


i ng on the course, which was built in the 1950s. You have my full confidence t hat staff will make the right d ecision (in cutting trees), C ommissioner Pat Gass told G errity. Mayor Ed Boner said he also supported the plan because of the significant reduction of the original number of trees to be chopped down. I concur we have to move f or ward, Commissioner J ohnny Miller said. If we want a golf course we have to cut t rees. In a brief discussion about golf course finances, Gerrity t old commissioners the courses lack of revenue and significant debt were putting a dent in the general fund. Boner said the city should consider using the golf course for large events to bring in more r evenue. Ther es got to be some way t o get out of the hole in a hurry he said. I think we need to have that d iscussion about is it OK to subsidize (the golf course general fund dollars, Gerrity told commissioners. Gerrity said later that the golf course has $667,000 worth of accumulated debt, and that t he city subsidized that debt w ith $200,000 last year and at l east another $200,000 this year. e subsidized it so the hole wouldnt get any bigger Gerrity said. The golf course makes enough to pay for its o perations and part of its debt service. G errity also noted the clubh ouse at the golf course would n eed a new roof at an estimated c ost of $60,000, and nine more g reens on the north side of the c ourse will need renovation n ext year. or an office building in Callahan. Anywhere. According to the grant document, Nassau County doesnt have the money to maintain and upgrade its emergency 911 system and build a new EOC facili ty. The money comes from a 50-cent fee charged to phone bills and there arent enough people with phones to foot the bill. Eslinger said the county spends $501,445 to maintain its current E911 system. This i ncludes salaries but not maintenance. Thats another $ 67,106. Fortunately we receive a small county rural grant for that cost, said Eslinger. Yes, we receive it every year The sheriffs office has a grant writer for the mainten ance grant, but Eslinger said that person did not participate i n writing the grant for the new 911 system. I think it was too technical, said Eslinger. Ricky Rowell, the sheriff o ffice communications manager, helped. Hes been on thej ob for 16 years and also worked to install the current 9 11 emergency communications system. I want citizens to know that if there is an issue, we have mechanisms in place to keep t he system going, such as sending calls to Duval County, saidR owell. He walked up to the interv iew with Eslinger as the meeting moved outside the sheriff main entrance. The sheriffs compound is a series of trailers connected b y sidewalks, ramps, gravel and grass. Moving from one office t o the next requires sunscreen, an umbrella or a jacket depending on the weather. Eslinger and Rowell traveled around the state last year looking at various county 911 systems. The one they selectedh as also been selected by Clay County. Eslinger said NassauC ounty is looking to piggyback on that contract to save t ime and money by eliminating the bidding process. That would mean the difference of getting started in t hree months or at the end of the year, said Eslinger. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 3A F RIDAY M ARCH 14, 2014 NEWS News-Leader T T e e x x t t 9 9 1 1 1 1 ? ? More than 70 percent of Nassau Countys 911 emergency calls come from cell phones. The countys 911 coordinator Ray Eslinger puts the numb ers for 2013 at 30,355 cell phone calls and 9,073 landline calls. By the end of the year, it may be possible to text an emergency call to local dispatchers. The sheriffs office has told two major service providers, including AT&Tand Verizon Wireless, to let them know when the service becomes available locally, said Eslinger. 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I n a phone interview on Wednesday morning, Hightower said the company doesnt have $40 million. At the top of my head, I d ont think we do, he said. But he has asked the staff t o take a closer look at the numbers. Ive told them to take the net and throw it very wide and l ook at all aspects, said Hightower, who was reached by phone Tallahassee during a break in legislative meetings he was attending. H e said this financial review includes rates for resid ential, commercial and wholesale customers. Everyone pays something different, so we need to be thorough, he said. Hightower said if the company decides to raise rates, itw ould hold public meetings, as required under its bylaws. If we go down that road and you hear we are going to take that approach, I have no doubt that well be hearing from someone in Nassau County, said Hightower, who has been on the JEA board for 15 years, including two terms as chairman. H e says the public can keep an eye on JEAs decisions by watching the board meeti ngs online. They air on Skype. T he next meeting is Tuesday a t 1 p.m. He also suggests raising concer n s during the meetings public comments (three-minute limit), or writing a letter to request a personal meeting. ere always open to list ening to our customers, he s aid. F or now Nassau County officials have decided to do some r e search. At the board meeting commissioners authorized County Attorney David Hallman to look into recovering JEA feesi n a true-up of estimated vers us actual usage fees. Of ficials t hink they can recover some money because St. Johns County did. St. Johns r eceived $1.59 million from JEA in January after a successful court challenge over true-up costs. C oincidentally, the attorn ey fr om Nabors Giblin & N ickerson who represented St. Johns County also works with Nassau County I asked him if we ar e owed money and he said, absolutely , said Hallman to commis sioners about a conversation he had with attorney Brian Armstrong. But win or lose, local JEA customers s houldnt count on pers onally receiving the money. Under section 9 of the current agreement, any true-up and paym ents from JEA to the county shall be used by the county f or governmental purposes. Still, there may be another way to reduce costs for local users. The board also authorized Hallman to look at re-negotiating the countys contract with JEA. e feel like were entitled t o more money, said Commissioner Steve Kelley, clarifying one of the boards concerns. e pay 25 percent of their fees, said Holloway. I heard that too, said Commissioner Pat Edwards. I dont think its that high, said Commissioner Walter Jr. Boatright. Commissioners do agree that JEA should not pass along rate hikes to cover Jacksonvilles financial obligations to Nassau County. The issue has also come u p at a recent Planning and Zoning Board meeting. Planning and Zoning officials, including Chair Tom Ford as well as county boardm embers, have additional conc erns. They would like local c ontrol over where and when to install service lines. I feel like they are hamstringing us by keeping control of where our water lines go, said Holloway. Last fall, for example, count y officials asked the utility c ompany to extend lines near U S 17, north of AIA. This is Rayonier property known as the East Nassau Community Planning Ar ea (ENCP A ). The company and the county want to start an ambitious development plan with a 4,200-acre tract centered at this Yuleei ntersection. The deal would b e mor e attractive to developers with water and sewer lines alr e ady in place. JEA of ficials met county officials, including County Manager Ted Selby, and took a tour of the site. JEA asked about commitments from developers. T here arent any yet. So, JEA concluded that the existing water and sewer ser v ice is just fine the way it is. JEA Continued from 1A 911 Continued from 1A TREES Continued from 1A If we want a golf course we have to cut trees COMMISSIONER JOHNNY MILLER Holloway


C ouncil of Service and Civic Participation, Donate Life A merica and the F lorida Times Union, to name a few. T o date, 99,000 high school freshmen and sophomores have s een the presentation by Foundation educators. e focus on high school students because those freshmen and sophomores will be g etting drivers licenses in the next year or so and the DMV is t he location where the majority will either volunteer or be asked i f theyd like to be an organ donor, so thats why we have pulled all of this energy together was to hopefully be able to tell the story, said David Caples, adding that the Katie Ride for Life was a vehicle to raise funds for the Foundation. e took a look at a lot of different ways to raise funds but at the time, there werent many c ycling events so with the help o f other cyclists, we cr eated the K atie Ride and its been growing quite nicely Growing so well, in fact, that 1,100 to 1,200 people are expected to take part in this years 10th annual event. That s quite an increase from the first ride,w hich had 225 participants. I n 2011, Chef Jamie LeBlanc c reated the Toast for Katie. Last years event, held at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, featured a five-course dinner and silent auction to raise funds for the Foundation. Susan Caples notes the 10th a nniversary is a good time to reflect and look at the F oundations accomplishments and think about what lies ahead. e have to reflect on the a ccomplishments but also we have to start to look at the chall enges for the future. Because 10 years doesnt mean you stop; w eve accomplished this much in 10 years but we have to think about what are the challenges to keep this message going about the importance of getting people registered. There is no age limit. Everyone has something that can be offered. The Katie Ride for Life offers s omething for all ages, too. In addition to the 18-, 36-, 62and 1 00-mile cycling events, there is a family fun ride, an off-road ride, a 7K walk and a 7K fun ride. Caples said consideration is being given to expanding the Foundations message to a nationwide audience. Weve been taking a look at expanding beyond Florida. P eople in other states are looki ng at the pr ogram for start-up i n the future so were hoping we can spread the word. Mor e than 100,000 people in the U.S. are on the National Transplant Registry awaiting a transplant. Unfortunately, 20 people die every day while waiti ng for a healthy organ. T o learn more about organ d onation, visit www.donatelifeflorida or V i sit katierideforlife.or g to lear n mor e about the ride. 4A F RIDAY M ARCH 14, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK j j o o h h n n @ @ S S e e a a H H o o r r s s e e o o f f A A m m e e l l i i a a . c c o o m m w w w w w w . 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SUBMITTED K K a a t t i i e e R R i i d d e e f f o o r r L L i i f f e e The Katie Ride for Life takes place April 12 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Atlantic Recreation Center and winding along r outes of varying lengths through Ft. Clinch State Park, Amelia Island Plantation, the Talbot Islands, Ft. Caroline andt he Timucuan Preserve. Register at F ees range from $10-45. Minimum fundraising commitments apply for most events. Organizers also are seeking volunteers to help in the weeks prior and on the day of the ride. Sign up at or call 491-0811. Avolunteer coordinator will call with details. Fernandina Beach man held on meth charges A Fernandina Beach man was ar r ested on char g es involv ing methamphetamines after a traf fic stop Monday. Nassau County Sheriff D eputies conducted the stop at SR 200 and Santa Barbara Str e et on a 2000 Chevr olet pickup truck for a safety violation. The driver was also driving with a suspended South Car olina driver license. A Sheriffs Office K-9 drug dog was called and aler ted on t he vehicle, police said. A subsequent search of the vehicle found a mobile metham phetamine lab containing plastic bottles with 135.8 grams of meth inside, meth-pr oducing chemicals, cr ushed pseu doephedrine tablets and dr ug paraphernalia, Nassau CountyS heriff Bill Leeper said in a press release. John W i lliam Messer 51, was arrested on the following charges and booked into the Nassau County Jail: driving while license suspended, man ufacturing or producing methamphetamine, possessiono f methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of meth chemicals. MEMORIAL ANGELA DAUGHTRY/NEWS-LEADER Local musicians gather for a time of ser vice and sharing on Tuesday afternoon at the Jean Ribault Pocket Park on Centre Street, in memory of street musician Jeffrey Jagle, 50, who died Mar ch 5. 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HEATHER A. PERRY News-Leader W hen Sandy Micks doctor advised her shed have to have an ostomy, she was very apprehensive but now, her great sense of humor has her referring to herself as the bag lady of Yulee. M icks initial reaction is typical and unfortunate. There are so many common misconceptions about being an ostomy patient, said Mick. But once Id lived with it for awhile, I realized all my apprehension had been unnecessary A fter a bit of a rough start, a God-sent ostomy n urse from a home health a gency gave her some muchn eeded instruction, Mick s ays, and dealing with her o stomy now is part of her daily r o utine, no different than brushing her teeth. After battling ulcerative colitis for eight years and then complications that prev ented her from having the s maller J-pouch, Mick has n ow had her ostomy for six y ears. o u just have to keep a positive attitude. I lead a normal, everyday life in that I go four-wheeling, jet skiing and swimming. No one knows you have a bag unless yout ell them. W hat made the dif fer ence b etween panic and accept ance for Mick was education, and this is why she is so excited about a newly formed local group for ostomy patients. Knowing that there are others out there going thr ough the same thing on a d aily basis is a big help. Our facilitator brought in some wonder f ul ostomy nurses and other health pr ofession als to answer our questions. Mick says theres a tremendous need for education because the number one thing people fear most is that they wont be able to lead a n ormal life. Each person is different but we are all in the same boat. We can help each othera nd be supportive and that is such a comfort to know that I wasnt the only one in the world with it. And you have to maintain a sense of humor! said Mick, adding people may be surprised to k now Dwight Eisenhower, B ob Hope and Fred Astaire had ostomies, along with Rolf B enirschke, former placekicker for the San Diego Chargers, who continued to play professional footballa fter his surgery. If someones contemplating this surgery, Id be more than willing to talk to them and tell them, Hey, you know what? Its not the end of the world and you can h ave a normal life. A n 18-year resident of Nassau County, Mick is director of the Yulee Baptist Church Food Pantry and a p roperty manager. She and her husband, J erry, have two grown children, Jeff and Christine, three grandchildren and five d ogs. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5A F RIDAY M ARCH 14, 2014 NEWS News-Leader There is so much stigma and misunderstanding o ut there about this procedure/condition. P eople are avoiding surgery that could be lifes aving out of fear of having a bag. 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For information contact or call 3 10-9054. ou can have a normal life THEYREDYINGFOR A2ND CHANCEA A d d o o p p t t A A C C o o m m p p a a n n i i o o n n T T o o d d a a y yHOMELESS ANIMALS...S A V E U SA PU BLICSERVICEAN NOUNCMENT BY THENEWS-LEADER Jaguars offer till exploratory MARY MAGUIRE News-Leader Whats going on with the Jacksonville Jaguars offer last fall to upgrade a playing field or t wo and some recreational facilities in Nassau County? L ocal officials said the football teams foundation hasnt b een back in touch with them since a meeting last year to tour some parks and discuss the countys recreational needs, Its still a work in progress. N othing concrete, Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation president P eter Racine said last week. ere still in the exploratory s tages. Racine said the foundation has applied this year for a $100,000 grant through the National Football League G rassroots Program to help build a ball field and facilities at R ay Greene Park in Jacksonville. He said the city has $200,000 i n matching funds for the project and that there is additional financ ial support from local civic organizations. It makes sense to pursue t his one now, said Racine. Each year the NFL program a wards millions of dollars to develop and renovate fields atc ommunity parks and schools across the country. W hile Nassau County is not being considered for the ball field money this year, the team is still providing significant financial support to the community. The Jaguars Foundation is giving $20,000 this year toC ommunities In Schools of Nassau County, said Racine. L ast year, he said, the organization received $25,000. The money is used for a variety of items and services, such as school supplies, clothing, food, eyeglasses and help with homework. CIS serves students in several county schools, including both the middle and h igh schools in Fernandina Beach, Yulee and Hilliard, and Callahan Middle School. Its to help kids stay on track and give them opportunities they might not have had without the money, said Racine. Good things are going on in Nassau County and we want to continue to provide support. I lead a normal life in t hat I go four-wheeling, j et skiing and swimming. S ANDY MICK OSTOMY PATIENT


6 A CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 14thAnnualKids Fun DaySponsored by: FBHS Interact Club WHEN: Saturday,March 15THWHERE: Central Park on Atlantic Avenue TIMES: 10:30 to 1:30 pm AGES: 3-7 COST:FREEEVENTS: games,prizes,art center, jumpy funhouses,field play area, face painting/tattoos,and lots of FUN!!!**Parents/Guardians bring your children for a day of fun at the park.Children must be accompanied byan adult.NL/PSA The 116th Legislative S ession began March 4 with excitement and anticipation. M embers gathered in the House chamber to hear opening day remarks by Speaker Will Weatherford. His remarks centered on working t ogether during the 60 days of session. He called the Florida H ouse a place where the will of one cannot be accomp lished without the consent of the majority. He also laid out Floridas work plan, which includes tax cuts, expanding the Florida tax credit scholars hips and pension reform. Last year the House p assed pension reform that included a shift from defined b enefit to defined contribution. The Senate, however, did not agree to the bill. I anticipate that similar legislation will be debated again this y ear as the Florida Retirement System is funded at only 85.9 p ercent. Many will suggest that it is funded and comp ares well against similar government pensions. Recognizing that the unfunded 14.1 percent represents $21 billion of unfunded liability and required an appropriation $500 million in last years budget, you begin to view the numbers with more caution. Clearly, solving the pensionp roblem sooner is much easier than solving it later. G overnor Scott gave the State of the State address T uesday to a joint session of House and Senate. The governors remarks highlighted his focus on bringing jobs to Florida. I am thankful for hisl eadership and focus on Floridas economy. T he first House session w as Tuesday afternoon for c onsideration of HB 7015 dealing with Military and Veteran Support. More than 1.5 million veterans call Florida home. The Florida National G uard has nearly 12,000 m embers. Our military installations and defense businesses p rovide a $73 billion e conomic impact and a ccount for more than 758,000 direct and indirect jobs in Florida. This r epresents the third largest sector of our states economy,a fter agriculture and tourism. The bill appropriates nearl y $7.5 million to purchase land adjacent to military installations to protect against encroachment. Some of these dollars will be used to purc hase 11 acres adjacent to Naval Station Mayport. A nother $12.5 million is to continue renovations to our N ational Guard armories, many of which have not been modernized since the mid 1960s and 1970s. HB 7015 creates the Congressman C. W. Bill Young Veteran Tuition Waiver Program which waives out-ofstate fees for honorably discharged veterans of the U.S.A rmed Forces, U. S. Reserve Forces or the National Guard w ho reside in the state while enrolled at a Florida college s ystem institution or career center. HB 7015 passed with a vote of 116 to 0. I serve on five committees: Rules & Calendar, EducationA ppropriations, Education Finance & Tax and chair the K -12 Education committee. It i s always a great thing when y our bills ar e hear d in com mittee in the opening week of session as the earlier it is hear d, the gr eater pr o bability it will have to work its way through both chambers. HB 7 033 dealing with Middle Grades Education was heard Wednesday morning. Historically, our dropout prevention efforts have focused on the high-school years. Research has shown t hat you can begin to identify a s early as the sixth grade t hose students who are at risk of not graduating high school. Early warning indicators for students in the sixth grade include attendance below 90 percent, receipt of an out-of-school suspension a nd course failure in English o r math. Early inter vention s trategies can help to get t hem back on track. Now research is indicating that this is too late; we need to begin these efforts in middle school. HB 7033 addresses these e fforts. Thursday morning I presented HB 173 dealing with juvenile justice education programs to the Education Committee. During the 201112 school year, the juvenile j ustice education programs s er ved more than 32,000 stud ents. The Department of Education is the lead agency for juvenile justice education programs and the local school boards are responsible for providing educational service s to youth in juvenile justice p r ograms. HB173 r equires, at a minimum, that prevention a nd day tr e atment juvenile jus tice education programs provide career readiness and exploration opportunities, as well as truancy and dropout prevention intervention services. S tudents in the juvenile j ustice program are most at r isk of dr o pping out of school and leading the r e st of their lives in low-skill jobs, if any j ob at all. Last year, I visited a residential juvenile justice facility and met with some of the students there. Many are academically behind, and without intense intervention and guidance they will be releg ated to a life of poverty, c rime or both. I was pleased w hen the members, in a bipartisan fashion, voted unanimously to support this legislation. I have filed other bills that create changes to administrative procedures act under FS 1 20 and also have worked to f ile legislation that will help a ddress sex offenders who h ave absconded fr o m required registration. I will be working to ensure that these bills get heard in the weeks ahead. Locally we continue to work on the St. Johns Fer r y t he Por t of Fernandina Beach a nd other proposals that will h elp the citizens in Nor t heast Florida gr o w the economy and realize the American D ream. Many of you have asked me what it is like to serve in Tallahassee. I will tell you that each day at the Capitol involves many ups and downs. You go from exhilarating succ ess to heartbreaking disapp ointment, sometimes in just a matter of hours or minutes. Surely when you are working to find the consent of the majority, it is a difficult task. My Dad asked me several months ago if serving in the Florida House of R epresentatives was what I e xpected it to be. I thought for a moment and then answered, No, not r e ally! I then told him how I have never worked so hard in my life as I do in this position and yet I have never done anything that is so incredibly rewarding. 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P P i i r r a a t t e e B B a a s s e e b b a a l l l l O n behalf of the FBHS Pirate B aseball Organization and the Pirate D ugout Club, we would like to thank a ll who made the 2nd Annual Pirate Baseball Golf Tournament a huge success. Because of the support from our community partners, our student athletes have the pleasure of competing in a first-class facility that our entire community can be p roud of. A special thanks to Lee Allen of Amelia River Golf Club and all his staff. Thank you to the following sponsors: 8 Flags Insurance, Advanced Rehabilitation, AIM Hunter Family, Amelia Dental Group, Amelia IslandC offee, Artic Air of Northern F lorida, Baker Spor ting Goods, Bar Z in, Beef OBradys, Bill and Chris Bryan, Sheriff Bill Leeper, Burbank Sports Nets, Charlie Corbett, Club 14 Fitness, Cruz n Cab Walker Family Domestic Designs Roofing, Doss Weeks Public Accounts, Dr. Robert W. Johnson, DDS, Farm Bur eau Insurance Mrs. Debi R oland, Fer nandina Beach Babe R uth, Fernandina Beach Pop W a r ner Fer nandina Lumber Five Star Companies Paul Davidson, FPU, Gaines Turf Services, Inc., Go Pirates Class of 2016 Arato Family Half Time Sports Bar, Hope Greeson, Janet Adkins Florida House of Repr esentatives, Johnny s E lectric, Meena Contracting, Miss C ontent Charter Fishing Captain D avid Bur n s, Mock Land Company Moor e Cleaning, Nite Lights Paul Davidson, Powell Management Group/PMSI, Rayonier, Rick Spencer DDS, Roy Maynard, Robert L. Peters Attorney, Ryken Concrete, Inc., Richar dson Family Salty P elican, Sarah Pelican City of F ernandina Vice Mayor, Schewizer F amily, Shuckers Oyster Bar & Grill, Sliders Seaside Grill, Southwick Associates, Inc.., Tastys, Twisted Sister, UPS, David and Kim Page, Gator Fir e Extinguisher NuV ision. Thank you for all the donations fr om our community: Ocean Outboar d Marine, Amelia River Cruise, Amelia Island Golf Club, The Surf Restaurant, Sliders, Salty Pelican, Espaa, Half Time, Beef o Bradys, Laurel Island Links, Mike Benjamin, Joes 2nd Str eet Bistr o, Ed Bowe, Crab Trap, 29 South, Hampton Inn and Suites, Amelia Hotel, Kyle McCar thy PJ Dave, Amelia Liquor, Courtyard Piano Bar, CBC Bank, First Coast Community Bank, Suntr ust Bank, Souther n W i ne and Spirits. Raquel VanLennep Fer nandina Beach B B a a r r n n a a b b a a s s C C e e n n t t e e r r Bar n abas Center Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides residents of Nassau County with crisis assistance including food, medical and dental services, and rent and utilities assistance. O ur hear tfelt appreciation goes o ut to ever y one who helped keep t he Barnabas Food Pantry stocked in 2013: Amelia Community Theatre Amelia Park Homeowners Association Amelia South Condominium Association Amelia Island Nassau County Association of Realtors Listed below are donors that supported our pantry with food drives and donations resulting in 321,276 total pounds of food distributed to 6,032 households in Nassau County: Amelia Island Blues Festival American Business W omen s Association Barberitos Yulee Callahan Lions Club Emma Love Elementar y School W e would also like to thank all volunteers who participated at the mobile pantry sites in Fernandina Beach, Callahan and Y ulee along w ith First Baptist Church of C allahan and Yulee United M ethodist Chur c h: Fer n andina Beach High School Little Womens Club Fer nandina Beach High School W orld Language Class Fernandina Beach Middle School F irst Baptist Chur ch F irst Coast Community Bank F irst Presbyterian Church A special thank you to Advanced Disposal for waste management services. For t Clinch State Park Girl Scouts Of America Gr eat Har vest Br ead Company Har ris T eeter Homeless Coalition of Nassau County Island Photography Jewish Community Maurices Clothing Store McAr thur Family YMCA Memorial United Methodist Chur ch Micah s Place Miss Kates Pre-K Missionary Baptist Church Montessori School Nassau County Health Depar tment New To You Barnabas Resale Store customers Nor theast Florida Fair O mni Amelia Island Plantation P ecan Roll Bakery P rince of Peace Lutheran Chur c h Publix Republican Executive Committee Retail Therapy Rick Kef fer Dodge Chr ysler Jeep Southside Elementary School Southside Glen S t. Michael s Catholic Church S t. Peter s Episcopal Church S tarbucks (Fernandina Beach & Yulee) Target Tastys Fresh Burgers & Fries The Ritz-Carlton Trinity United Methodist Church U.S. Postal Ser vice customers in Nassau County West Nassau High School Winn Dixie Womans Club of Fernandina Beach Worksource Employment Job Bank Yulee Middle School Y ulee T ennis Foundation Mar y Pitcher Community Relations Manager Bar nabas Center COMMUNITY THANKS M M y goal was 210 pounds. This week, after months of diligence and o ccasional pig outings, I stepped on the scales early one afternoon a nd noticed that my weight had dropped to 209 from 213 a few days earlier. I was so excite d, I called my wife who was at our son and daughter-in-laws house and crowed. Guess what? I bragged. I weigh 209 pounds! My wife cheered and congratulated me. I g ot off the phone and thought about running over to Publix and grabbing a pint of Ben andJ errys Cherry Garcia Ice Cream to celebrate. But I didnt. Nor did I raid any other of my s tashing places for cookies. I took a pass on a small loaf of my wifes awesome fruitcake left over from Christmas that was in the back of the freezer. I pulled out the frozen strawberries, defrosted a couple of cups of them, mixed t hem with my favorite artificial sweetener and combined that with a couple of cups of nearf rozen nonfat yogurt. Fools ice cream, I call it. Then I sat down and ate the whole shebang in o ne sitting. Later, I went to the gym and hit the stationary rowing machine for 30 minutes, did another 30 on the elliptical and ended my session with 100 crunches on an inflatable ball. A word t o the wise, if you really want to get the most out of your crunches, do them lying backwards a cross one of those heavy-duty inflatable balls. It hurts but boy is it effective. L ast summer I was about 260 pounds. Im a heart patient and Im supposed to be careful about diet and exercise. But once I skate d beyond the swing of the Grim Reapers scythe, I r everted to type. Let me tell you about my type. I have a cravens weakness for good ice cream. Why eat a pint of Cherry Garcia when my belly will hold two? Why ask for two scoops of pralines and c ream at Fernandina Fudge when I know the nice young l ady behind the counter can stack at least four on one of those big, crunchy waffle cones? Last spring, we spent two weeks in Ireland. You wouldnt think that a fairly chilly place like Ireland would be much on ice cream. Not so, as I discovered much to my delight. T he Irish love their ice cream. And since Im of Irish ancestry, I love what the Irish love. I n sweet, scenic Dingle, where we spent a couple of days, theres an artisan ice cream company known as Murphys. Theyre like the Ben and Jerrys of Ireland, before Ben and Jerrys got so commercialized. We walked down the street from our hotel and into a Murphys. I never wanted to leave. If our little tour group h adnt gathered outside the store and threatened to leave me, Id still be there gorging on g ourmet Irish ice cream. Id be as big around as the Ring of Kerry by now. The Irish like sweets of all kinds and nearly everywhere we had supper, there was a gooey chocolate confection impregnated with caramel a nd topped off with survey says a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Of course, much to our s ervers delight, I always asked for at least two scoops and sometimes three. By the time we made it back to Dublin two weeks later, Id gained eight pounds. And what do you think was right around the corner from our Dublin hotel? A Murphys Ice Cream. My wife and my sister-in-law and I strolled in a nd I proceeded to amaze the colleens who worked there with my addiction to my d rug of choice. I snarfed down two scoops of Kerry Cream Vanilla while my wife and her sister nursed a single scoop each. Unfazed, I gobbled up a double scoop of Kiernans Cookies. By then, my wife was apologizing to the giggling ladies behind the counter for my gluttony, which didnt stop me from ordering a t riple scoop of Sea Salt Caramel to go. Dont ever go to Murphys and not eat Sea Salt C aramel. But my cardiologist pronounced me obese when we returned and demanded I lose weight and exercise. He said to peel it down to 190. Maybe I will and maybe I wont. Im lean, fit and my jeans are sagging so well see where I go from here. G ood thing theres no Murphys here. Youd have to drive around me. Like the Ring of K erry. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 7A F RIDAY M ARCH 14, 2014 OPINION News-Leader HOW TO WRITE US Maximum length is 500 words. Letters must include writers name (printed and signature), address and telephone number for verification. Writers are normally limited to one letter in a 30-day period. No political endorsements or poems will be pub lished. Letters should be typed or print ed. Not all letters are published. 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Write me a letter A friend of mine recently bemoaned the apparent loss of the fine art of letter writing.A s someone who knows the value of a handw ritten missive, I agreed. T he electr o nic age with its text mes sages and email has had a significant impact on communication. Befor e the advent of instant messaging, written wor ds had an impor tant place in society. The Victorians elevated letter writing to high art. Guidesw ere published, detailing w hat was proper and what w as simply not done. Stationery shops sold fine writing paper and matching envelopes in a wide variety of styles and colors. An individuals level in society could be dis-c erned by the excellence o f the embossing or e ngraving of the family monogram and the quality of the paper used. Impor tant missives wer e sealed by dripping hot wax on the paper, which was then embossed with the imprint of a brass seal authenticat-i ng the validity of the document. W hen I was growing up, young people were taught the importance of the bread and butter note following the receipt of a gift or weekend away. I contend todays youth have lost something pr ecious with the advent of the cell phone and computer. Words on a screen, no matter how heartfelt, dont have the same i mpact as tear drops on a page. O ne thing that hasnt changed over the years is the impor t ance of letters to sol diers, sailors and Marines ser v ing overseas. If youd like to brighten the day for these brave folks, there are any number of organizations dedicated to providing cards, letters and packages for our troops. Choose one and write down a few lines of encouragement on a cheer ful car d. It takes just a few moments to put pen to paper but the feelings evoked by that simple act can have a lasting impact on the recipient. As our son-in-law ser ving in Afghanistan can attest, every piece of mail from back home is precious. Heather A. Perry is a reporter at the News-Leader. t ype@f bne w NEW S ROOM VIEW S H eather A. Perry SER VING Y OU Nassau County Commissioners: Danny Leeper, District 1 -Fernandina Beach, 261-8029 (hcel email: Steve Kelley, District 2 -Amelia Island, Nassauville, ONeil, 277-3948 (hcell email: Pat Edwards, District 3 -Yulee, 335-0260 (cell email: Barry Holloway District 4 Hilliard, Bryceville, Boulogne, 879-3230 (hcell Walter J. Boatright, District 5 -Callahan, 879-2564 (hcell email: CUP OF J OE Joe Palmer V OICE OF THE PE OPLE R R e e s s o o r r t t r r e e n n t t a a l l s s There is a city of Fernandina Beach Resor t Rental Residential ordinance in the Land Development Code that may be going completely unenforced. If enforced the ordinance may have the potential to change the business model of beach rentals within the city and possibly across the entire island. Land Development Code section 4.02.05 (A t r ental r es idential units shall be limited to occupancy periods per r ental of thirty (30 appears to clearly indicate that properties with a resort residential permit are prohibited from renting for periods longer than 30 days. There has been considerable debate r egar ding the per mitting of short-term rentals, which are now issued only to R3 zoned pr operties. In essence, R1 and R2 property owners who reside full-time at their property may consider vacation rentals occurring in their neighborhood to be disruptive to the peaceful use of their residence, while R1 and R2 pr oper ty owners who do not r eside full-time at their pr oper ty may feel that property rights are being taken away which causes a loss of rental income fr om an investment. Even br oader impact may be occurring on property values, sales tax base and private industry supported by vacationing families. The purpose of my letter is not to debate either side of this issue, because I agr ee with both sides. I agree with both sides because I am both a r esident on South Fletcher who lived next to a vacation pr operty for many years (yes, it is disruptive), and also an owner of investment pr oper ty on South Fletcher that is impacted by the vacation rental zoning restrictions (yes, it impacts r ental income). Here is how 4.02.05 (A ef fect and if enforced would likely have a direct impact on the rental and real estate markets: Currently, vacation rental permit holders can r ent their homes at higher prices on a weekly basis. However those weekly rentals have str ong demand and higher pricing during certain seasons, which is generally limited to the eight weeks of summer (June 15-Aug. 15 weeks during the year may produce some weekly business (car show, Easter etc.), but pricing can be soft er due to decreased demand. During the fall, winter and spring seasons, many vacation r ental per mit holders of fer their units on a monthly or seasonal basis. The prices can be set artificially low because they have made money during the summer. Therefore, when a vacation rental permit holder chooses to r ent his pr oper ty during the winter, rents can be set at a reduced price because theyve alr eady made a lot of money during the summer on weekly rents. However, LDC 4.02.05 (A long-ter m r entals ar e, in fact, ille gal. Currently, property owners who ar e pr ohibited fr om obtaining a vaca tion rental permit are restricted to r entals which are 30 days or longer. The demand for longer rentals is primarily in the off-season, and demand is limited to those with the time and budget to spend a longer time on the island. This market consists of primarily retirees and those seeking war mer weather for a few months during the winter. The pricing for any pr oduct is directly impacted by supply and demand. Additional supply lowers prices, and vice versa. My intent is not to thr ow the city under the bus in fact, Im very happy with all of my recent contacts with the city My intent is to put my questions out for public debate and resolution, and the best public forum currently available seems to be a letter to the local paper. My questions are should LDC 4.02.05 (Aced as written? Or should LDC 4.02.05 (A changed to further accommodate r esor t rental permit holders only? P William Smith Amelia Island S S t t . M M i i c c h h a a e e l l s s I looked into the history of St. Michael s, which was founded in 1872. Now my question for you is why in the world would you buy on a street that had an established church with limited available parking? I get so annoyed with people when they buy by the airport and then complain about the noise. They buy by a horse far m and then want the smell to go away. How about buying wher e the peacocks run wild then want them to go away? The island just lost an updated RV park because of a possible noise problem. I think I said enough. Dona Benton Fernandina Beach


COMMUNITYCYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, MARCH1 4, 2014/NEWS-LEADER8AHis word made us whole not fragmentedHaving learned to trust God though our understanding is incomplete, can we remember what it was like before we became fully acquainted with the word of God? Maybe a few memories come to mind, such as wondering what planet we had been on. Surely we could not have been on planet Earth, and for the most part, in or around church most of our lives and been so spiritually deficient where we had been when so many people on Earth had heard the good news that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Remembering catching a glimpse of God's love for us and His mercy toward us, we realized that only a merciful and loving God could have spared our lives, considering the things we had done that were so contrary to all He stood for. W ith His precepts, God has revived, nourished, preserved and r estored us to life that is far beyond what we had experienced or were worthy to receive. These precepts are His mandates for His children to live and conduct themselves by. It becomes our choice to remember them always, not occasionally or when it's convenient for us to do so. When we follow the precepts in His word, we become everything God intended for us to be. His word has made us whole, not fragmented and dysfunctional. Therefore, we choose to remember it, forgetting it is not an option for us. Why are we so adamant about keeping His word in our hearts and in our minds? We were once dead, and because of His word, we are now alive and alive is far better. We will never forget thy precepts, for with them, thou hast quickened us. Life may change our condition but it does not affect what we believe. The families of the late Sis. Louise Hooper and Bro. Freddie Johnson Sr. thank you, their family and friends, for all acts of kindness shown to them during their hours of bereavement and pray God's blessings on each of you. Birthday greetings to Sylvia Green, Diane Casapina, James Hooper, Robert Hardy Jr., Terrell Dallas, Ashton Harris, Seatreya McLaurin, Michael Veal, Latasha Scott, Patricia Jones, Tanisha Albertie, Earline Jones and Mother Faye Richardson. NOW AND THENM aybelle Ki rkland MILITARY NEWS Air Force Airman Clinton J. Andrews graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Andrews is the son of Karen Overstreet of Hilliard and Red Andrews of Jacksonville. He is a 2013 graduate of Hilliard MiddleSenior High School.A A l l c c o o r r n n G G a a r r c c i i a aJhade Marie Candis Alcorn and Dominique Garcia will be married Oct. 11, 2014, at Tre Bella in Mesa, Ariz. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Will H. W illis and LeiLani Willis of Fernandina Beach. Ron Anderson BUICK GMC CHEVROLET464054 SR 200, Yulee(904) 261-6821Classic Carpets & Interiors, Inc. Abby Carpet¨BUDDYKELLUMPresident802 S. 8th Street Fernandina Beach, FL32034(904) 261-0242 Fax (904) 261-0291F AMILYDENTISTRYFOR ADULTS & CHILDRENMost Insurances Accepted Call For Appointment2 2 6 6 1 1 6 6 8 8 2 2 6 6 Dr. Robert FriedmanA1Aat Bailey Rd. FREEMANWELLDRILLERS, INC. 261-5216Rock & Artesian Wells Pump Installations & Repair 606 S. 6th Street Fernandina Beach, FL32034 904-261-6956542057 Us Hwy 1, Callahan, FLS teve Johnson Automotive 1505 S 14thStr eet Fe r nandina Beach,FL 904-277-9719Proudly Supporting Our Community W W e e l l c c o o m m e e t t o o G G o o d d ' s s H H o o u u s s e e 261-6826Welcometo God'sHouse Then Peter came up and said to him, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?" Jesus said to him, "Id o notsaytoyou seven times, but seventy times seven"R.S.V.Matthew 18:21-22 If someone from our past has done something to us which really cause us pain, there is a good chance that we may still feel some bitterness toward that person. Whether it was a painful ending to a relationship, some particularly harsh or humiliating words. Or someone taking from us something that was rightfully ours, in these situations it is perfectly natural to feel bitterness. However the dilemma is that this bitterness hurts us, sapping us of energy and trapping us in anger and resentment. Although peculiar, we seemingly r elish this bitterness, going back to it again and again in our minds, refusing to forgive or forget, in much the same way as we repeatedly probe a cut on the inside of our mouth with our tongue: it hurts, and yet we aredrawn to probe this sensitive area again and again. There may be some wisdom in remembering the words and actions of those who have harmed us so as to avoid similar future situation which would allow them to harm us again. And yet, we really must forgive them or we well forever be engulfed in bitterness. Simply stated the more people there arewhom we cannot forgive, the moreour life will be awash in bitterness. And the greater our capacity for forgivness. And the greater our capacity for forgiveness, the more love and joy that will fill our fie. So, forgive always, even if you cannot forget. Don't Be Bitter WEDDING ENGAGEMENT Miss Alcorn, Mr. Garcia CARS, COFFEE & CONVERSATION SUBMITTEDAuto Legends Amelia will host this month's Cars and Conversation on Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon at Starbucks on Sadler Road. Find out the latest motorsports and auto industry news and auto events locally and statewide. Experience unique new-to-thegroup cars at every gathering. Last month brought out several Porsche sports cars usually seen only on the race circuit, a 1959 Chrysler monster beach wagon that looked as new and a Renault Alpina rally/race car. Above is a 1933 Pontiac Tudor Coupe with rumble seat. If you adore cars, join the group the third Saturday each month. The Legend folks are even more interesting then their cars, and friendly too. Dust off the old relic and drive it out. It's free just ride by and say hello. COAs Circle of Friends marks 9 years of senior fellowshipThe Council on Aging of Nassau County recently r eached a milestone for one of its most important and compassionate programs. The Circle of Friends program recently passed the nine-year mark. This program consists of friendly visitor volunteers who schedule r egular visits to both homebound seniors and seniors who reside in an assisted-living facility. According to friendly visitor volunteer, Jane Holzkamp, this program enriches both the senior and the volunteer. "Both my friend Hilda from Savannah Grand and I have been enriched by this program. We do errands, we go for rides and we both love a snack from Chick-Fil-A or we just sit together and talk. Even my dog enjoys spending time with Hilda!" said Holzkamp. This program began back in 2005 when Denise Sexton went to visit her mother in an assisted living facility. She soon noted the need for seniors to have visitors either in their home or a facility. Sexton approached the Council on Aging Executive Board members Te r ri Cunningham and Susan Smeeton and then Barnabas Chaplain Roland Knight for guidance. Soon after, the Circle of Friends V olunteer program was born. The fact is, many Nassau County seniors live too far for their family to come visit regularly and many have lost lifelong friends and neighbors. Under this program, volunteers are matched to seniors based on common interests, geographical location and levels of support required. As a r esult, their friendly visitors become their new family members, and the seniors know they can depend on their visits to brighten their days. Forinformation on becoming a Friendly Visitor V olunteer, contact Frances Bartelt, volunteer coordinator at 261-0701 or visit SUBMITTEDJane Holzkamp, left, has been visiting her assisted living resident for four years. Robert Sease, right, has been visiting a homebound senior once a week for nine years. The Council on Aging is always looking for new volunteers to join the Circle of Friends program.F ree tax filing help av ailableVITA (Volunteer Income T ax Assistance) is providing free electronic (E-File) and paper income tax filing assistance for lowto moderate-income and elderly tax filers again this season. VITA has been assisting filers in Nassau County for over 10 years, helping over 500 people each year that are in need of assistance. VITA volunteers are tested and certified by the Internal Revenue Service. This free service is provided by the IRS, the Real$ense Prosperity Campaign, a United Way Initiative, and in partnership with the Nassau County Library System. T ax filing assistance continues through April 15. Those who elect to have their returns E-Filed and are due a refund can expect it within three days to two weeks with direct deposit. This year VITA has consolidated all tax preparations into the Atlantic Recreation Center. For appointments call the Fernandina Beach library at 277-7365. Walkins are welcome and will be assisted after appointments. Bring photo identification, Social Security cards, your 2012 tax return and all 2013 tax documents such as W-2s, 1099s and SSA1099s. If in doubt, bring the document. VITA cannot work from wages or other year-end documents. Locations: Atlantic Rec Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, main auditorium, through April 15, Tuesdays and Thursday, 1-4:30 p.m. and W ednesdays 4-7:30 p.m. Call 277-7365 for reservations. Walk-ins OK. WorkSource, 96042 Lofton Square Court, Yulee, will also provide tax-filing assistance. Call 432-0009, ext. 2660. Preparations will be provided through April 15, Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The 29th annual Nassau County Volunteer Center's V olunteer Awards luncheon will be held on Thursday, April 24, as part of National V olunteer Week. The luncheon, which honors volunteers in Nassau County, will be held at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center from noon until 1:30 pm. Awards will be presented by the city of Fernandina Beach (the Elsie Harper awards for service to youth, seniors, community enrichment and social services), the Nassau County Commission, the Amelia Island/Nassau County Association of Realtors, the town of Hilliard, the Rayonier Foundation, the Fernandina Optimist Club and the Greater West Nassau Chamber of Commerce. T ickets may be purchased for this event in various ways: a table of eight ($160); a halftable of four ($85); business tickets ($35), and individual tickets ($15). The volunteer service of citizens of Nassau County involves tens of thousands of donated hours annually, valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars. Globally, the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Studies estimates that 971 million people volunteer in a typical year around the globe, and this is a conservative estimate. The estimated monetary value of these volunteers' time is $1.348 trillion. V olunteers are an enormous economic resource and contribute significantly to national productivity. The April 24 Volunteer Awards Luncheon honors that commitment of time and talent in the small corner of the world that is Nassau County, Florida. For more information about the V olunteer Awards Luncheon and/or to purchase tickets, please call the Volunteer Center at 261-2771 or visit V olunteer awards lunch at rec center April 24 N ominate a volunteerDo you know a hard-working volunteer here on Amelia Island who deserves recognition? If so, it is time to nominate that individual for recognition this spring. The Nassau County V olunteer Center and the City of Fernandina Beach have announced that the deadline for nominations for the Elsie Harper Volunteer of the Year Awards is March 14. These four awards will be presented at the 29th Annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon on Thursday, April 24 at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center from noon to 1:30 p.m. This annual event celebrating volunteerism features the Elsie Harper Volunteer Awards, given by the city of Fernandina Beach in four categories volunteering with youth, volunteering with seniors, social services volunteer and community enrichment volunteer. Additionally, the Rayonier Foundation and other civic and governmental organizations present volunteer awards at this luncheon. Nomination forms for the City Elsie Harper Awards are available at the Nassau County Volunteer Center, 1303 Jasmine St., Suite 104A, at the City Clerk's Office, 204 Ash St., or online at and For more information, call the Nassau County Volunteer Center at 261-2771. The Rayonier Foundation is accepting nominations for the "Involved Good Citizen of the Year" award, which honors a volunteer living in Nassau County (but not an employee of Rayonier) for outstanding contributions in the area of volunteer service to a community project or nonprofit organization within Nassau County. The deadline for nominations is March 30. The award, which includes a $500 grant to a nonprofit agency of the winner's choice, will be presented at the 29th annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon on Thursday, April 24, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center. Nomination forms are at and mailed to the Nassau County V olunteer Center, 1303 Jasmine St., Suite 104A, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Call 261-2771 or email Nassau NAMI offers supportThe Nassau County affiliate of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) provides the following services to county residents: A helpline at 277-1886. Free weekly support groups every Friday at 11 a.m. Groups are held at the Council on Aging, 1367 South 18th St., across from Baptist Medical Center in Fernandina Beach. The groups are facilitated by psychiatric nurses. Monthly member/advocacy meetings on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The meetings are held at the Northeast Florida Community Action Agency, 1303 Jasmine St., Suite 100, Fernandina Beach. Everyone is welcome. Free monthly support group for family members/loved ones of a person with a mental health diagnosis. The meetings at held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. Nassau NAMI also provides referral services, advocacy services and assistance with emergency medications and dental needs. For information call 277-1886 or write to Nassau NAMI, P.O. BOX 16712, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 or email NassauNAMI


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Turner Ace now features the Ace Rewards program, in which customers receive money-saving coupons and additional discounts on many items each month. T urner Ace is the headquarters for: Key making Turner Ace cuts a variety of keys, including decorative a ndtransponder keys. Ace also keys alike Kwikset and Schlage locksets, a s well as master padlocks. Fasteners including bolts, nuts, screws, anchors, stainless, Grade 8 andmetric, chrome screws and bolts for motorcycles sold separately or by the box. Air conditioner filters with a huge selection of sizes and styles. S pecial orders are always available. Choose from fiberglass, poly, pleated o relectrostatic. Small engine repair. While Turner Ace is independently owned, it is an affiliate of Ace HardwareC orp., based in O akbrook, Ill. T ogether with approximately 5,000 other Ace Hardware stores, Turner Ace has tremendous buying power.T his means great savings and s election for customers. 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When chatting w ith people, buying the first home seems to be a lifetime memory. Of course, I hear My first house didnt cost as much as this car/truck. Or, Our first house payment was $67. Gas was 19 cents a gall on in 1955, when I was born. Times change and the fondn ess of memories vary, but the first home buy seems to stand out. Our oldest, a second-year second-grade teacher, joined the ranks of the homeowners group. After a roommate sce-n ario changed, I suggested she consider buying somet hing. Within a short time, Hollie was off to South Carolina to look at a hot option. A mothers eyes helped identify some needs. Revisiting a newly rehabbed little house in a great neighborh ood produced r esults. Now for slightly m ore than a fancy apartment split three ways, she is in b usiness. First-time b uyers are driving 35 p ercent of the sales in this market, a far higher percentage than that of first-time car buyers. Younger couples, or singles, should check with a realtor before renting again. Do you have ac ouple years or more job time and good credit? Have you s aved some money? You might be surprised to know you can qualify. Katie had never financed anything and did it in her name only. I was prepared to be involved, but didnt need to be. A roommate dilemma six w eeks ago had a good byproduct. Katie is a proud and excite d 23-year-old. She was at Home Depot buying a mailb ox yesterday. She will definitely have to be space-efficient in this modest square-footage house, so common 50-60 years ago. Most all t he homes in the area have been added on to or given a f acelift. Recycling happens at many levels. I t is nice to see someone work earnestly at high school and college, get employed and get rolling. If some parental pride is spilling over, I make no apology. We all want the best for our kids and it is funt o see the good part. Have a good week. R ick Keffer owns and operates Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Yulee. He invites questions or positive stories about automobile use and ownership. KEFFER CORNER R ickKeffer P OLITICS IN BRIEF W W e e s s t t S S i i d d e e D D e e m m o o c c r r a a t t s s The Westside Democrats will meet at 7 p .m. Tuesday at the Nassau County Building on Mickler Street in Callahan. There will be a p resentation from One Spark followed by dinner and brief business meeting. Call (904 879-5163 for more information. G G O O P P e e x x e e c c u u t t i i v v e e c c o o m m m m i i t t t t e e e e T he Nassau County Republican Executive Committee will have their monthly meetingo n Thursday at the Nassau County Building, 86028 Pages Dairy Road, Yulee. The guest s peaker for the monthly meeting will be Aaron Bell, owner of Science First and immediate past chair for the Nassau County Economic Development Board. Additionally, he serves as a board member for the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce and treasurer for the Nassau C ounty Republican Executive Committee. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. and all r egistered Republicans are welcome to attend. F or questions, contact Justin Taylor at or (904 R R e e p p u u b b l l i i c c a a n n w w o o m m e e n n The Federated Republican Women of Nassau will have their monthly meeting on Friday, March 28 at the Golf Club of Amelia Island. The guest speaker will be Clerk of Courts John Crawford. The social will be h eld at 11:30 a.m. and the business meeting will begin at 11:45 a.m. Crawford was elected in Nassau County as clerk of court and comptroller in 2005 and has been reelected twice since. The Clerk collects and distributes statutory assessments. Guarding public records, public funds and public property are also duties of the Clerk. 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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, MARCH1 4, 2014 NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINABEACH, FL ORIDA 10A A GRAND OPENING PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADERFernandina Beach Babe Ruth held opening day ceremonies Saturday at the Buccaneer Sports Complex. The National Anthem was sung b y Lydia Montanaro, left, as players re moved their hats, right, in respect. The family of the late Donald Brown Jr. was on hand for the 2014 season dedication, left. Brown was actively involved in the le ague and father of senior league 'Canes player Trip Brown, pictured with mother Joy and grandparents. Mayor Ed Boner throws out the first pitch, right. Last season's allstars r eceived trophies for their postseason participation, left. Senior managers in their final season with the league, far left, were honored and included Scott Rivenbark, Bo Alvarez and Jon Shave, from left. RECREATION ROUNDUPOPEN ADULTVOLLEYBALLat Peck Gym Tuesdays and Fridays from 7-9 p.m. Cost: $2/day city resident, $5 non-city. YOUTH VOLLEYBALLat Peck Gym Tuesdays and Fridays from 3-5 p.m. For school and club teams. Players must have adult coach or adult supervision.Call at least 24 hours in advance, 3103353. Cost: $2/day city resident, $5 non-city. OPEN INDOOR SOCCER at Peck Gym Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. Cost: $2 city residents, $5 non-city. OPEN BASKETBALLat Peck Gym Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m.-5:45 p.m. and Tuesday and Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., based on availability. FITNESS AREAS • Weight Room/Cardio Area at Peck Gym. Free weights, selectorized equipment, Star Trac treadmills, Precor elliptical machines, Schwinn bikes. Ages 13 and up (ages 13-15 with adult supervision; ages 16-17 unsupervised but with waiver signed by parent or guardian). Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday and Friday from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. • Atlantic Fitness Room at the Atlantic Center. Precor treadmills and elliptical machines, Star Trac bikes, Hammer Strength plate loaded fitness machines, and Magnum Fitness Biangular Series machines. Ages 13 and up (ages 13-15 with adult supervision; ages 16-17 unsupervised but with waiver signed by parent or guardian). Open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily/monthly fitness area fees: City residents $3/day; $25/month; $75/four months; $180/12 months. Non-city residents: $5/day; $31/month; $94/four months; $225/ 12 months. Daily fees and memberships are valid at both fitness areas. PERSONALFITNESS TRAINING available at Atlantic Fitness Room or Peck Gym with Jay Robertson, ISSACertified Personal Fitness Trainer, Performance Nutritionist, and Specialist in Fitness for the Older Adult. Cost is $30 per session, $75/week (three sessions), $200/month (2 sessions/week for four weeks). Monthly packages include dietary analysis and food program. Call Jay at 310-3361 to schedule a free introductory appointment. MAHARAJ TENNIS at Central Park Tennis Courts • Junior clinics’schedule through April 30 (MondayThursday): Level 1 (Monday/Wednesday from 2:303:15 p.m., ages 4-8) and Level 2 (Monday/Wednesday from 3:15-4 p.m., ages 6-10) $12/week city residents, $16 non-city. Level 3 (Tuesday/ Thursday from 3:30-4:30 p.m., ages 9-14) $16/week city residents, $20 non-city. Level 4 (Tuesday/Thursday from 4:30-6 p.m., ages 11 and up) $24/week city residents, $30 non-city. Level 5 (Monday/ W ednesday from 4-6 p.m., ages 11 and up – high school and USTAtournament players) $32/week city residents, $40 non-city. Junior clinics’ instructor: Rod Gibson, USPTA1 (904-891-6927, • Adult clinics (MondayThursday and Saturday): Morning and evening clinics. Men’s, women’s, and mixed clinics. $10/person/hour for one-hour clinics and $15/person for 1 1/2 hours clinics. Pre-registration required (minimum of three persons/clinic). • Private lessons can be scheduled with head professional Vishnu Maharaj or an Assistant Professional. Cost is $60/hour with head professional, $50/hour with assistant professional. Customized clinics also available. To register or for information, email michelemaha@ or call 548-1472. Schedule of clinics available at Atlantic Center or www.fbfl. us. Central Park tennis court gate keys can be checked out at the Atlantic Center with a $5 deposit. Deposits are refundable if keys are returned within a year. Atlantic Center hours: Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.6:30 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. AQUA1 and DEEPWATER AEROBICS at Atlantic Pool. Aqua 1 (shallow water) classes are Monday-Friday from 10-10:55 a.m. Deep W ater classes (aqua fitness belts required) are Mondays, W ednesdays and Fridays from 11-11:55 a.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 99:55 a.m. Monthly, one class a day: $50 city residents $63 non-city residents. Monthly, two classes/day: $60 city residents, $75 non-city; $5/day for one class city residents, $6 non-city; $10/day for two classes city resident, $12 noncity. PRIVATE SWIMMING LESSONS. Ages 2 to adults. 30-minute single session: $20 city resident, $25 non-city. Four-pack: $60 city resident, $75 non-city. Eight-pack: $100 city resident, $125 non-city. Schedule lessons at the Atlantic Center. MASTERS’SWIM PROGRAM at Atlantic pool T uesdays and Thursdays from 6-7:30 a.m. This is a blend of fitness and competitive swimming for adults. $60/month city residents, $75 non-city (participants must have monthly or four-month pool passes). For information, email Coach Cody Larrimore: SPRING HOMESCHOOLERS’SWIM CLINIC at Atlantic pool Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11-11:50 a.m. from March 4 through May 22. Ages 4 and up. Swimmers must be able to complete 25 yards of the pool continuously and unassisted in order to register. $25/month city residents, $31 non-City. Threemonth program discounts and sibling discounts available. SUMMER JUNIOR LIFEGUARD PROGRAMS. Fullday, one-week introductory, and beach programs available. Registration opens March 31 at the Atlantic Center. $120-150 city residents, $156-188 non-city. “LEARN TO SWIM” PROGRAM SUMMER SWIMMING LESSONS. Registration opens March 31 at the Atlantic Center. Levels 1 and 2 (one-week courses): $40 city residents, $50 non-city. Levels 3 and 4 (two-week courses): $55 city residents, $68 non-city. Summer lessons begin May 26. Morning classes at Atlantic pool; evening classes at MLK Jr. pool. LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION COURSES at Atlantic pool March 14-23 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) or March 24-28 (daily) at the Atlantic pool. Ages 15 and up. Participants must successfully complete 300-yard continuous swim, demonstrate front crawl and breaststroke, tread water for two minutes, and complete a timed swimming event prior to enrollment. Academics for either of these courses will be completed at home online via American Red Cross website. Access information will be provided with full registration payment. Register at Atlantic Center. $125 city residents ($35 payable online to Red Cross for blended learning; $90 payable to City of Fernandina Beach); $148 non-city ($35 payable to “Red Cross” for blended learning; $90 payable to “City of Fernandina Beach”). Email Kathy Russell (


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 11AFRIDAY, MARCH1 4, 2014 SPORTS News-Leader C C h h a a m m p p i i o o n n s s h h i i p p w w e e e e k k e e n n d d a a t t P P u u t t t t P P u u t t t tHead to Putt-Putt at Main Beach for the first tournament of the year tonight at 6 p.m. Sponsored by Enterprise Rent-a-Car, the tournament will feature both a beginner and advanced divisions and lots of prizes. The tournament is part of championship weekend with the Amelia Island Shootout Saturday at noon,and the Enterprise Rent-aCar Florida State Putt-Putt Championship Sunday at 9 a.m. Professional Putt-Putters are expected from all over the Southeast. Come play or watch the best of the best. Novice divisions in all tournaments. Putt-Putt of Fernandina Beach is located at 6 North Fletcher Ave. Call 261-4443.D D r r u u m m t t o o u u r r n n a a m m e e n n t tThe Nassau Sport Fishing Association is hosting the 16th annual Drum Tournament. Cash prizes will be awarded based on number of entrants. If there are less than 30 registrations received by the end of the captain’s meeting tonight, the tournament may not be held. All monies will be returned to those that did register. Additional information including all necessary entry forms and rules are available on the NSFAwebsite, F F i i n n c c h h N N S S F F A A g g u u e e s s t t s s p p e e a a k k e e r rThe Nassau Sport Fishing Association will sponsor a special program presented by Larry “The Fishman” Finch as the featured speaker at its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. March 26 at Kraft Ten Acres’shelter house, 961023 Buccanteer Trail, Fernandina Beach. Finch has visited the club before and is always informative as well as entertaining. A former IFApro redfish tour open champion, Finch is also a regular contributor to Florida Sportsman Magazine clinics and First Coast Outdoors TV shows. His primary target these days is the elusive pompano. Finch is considered to be in the top one or two surf fishermen in the state of Florida. Enjoy his “Angler on Foot” presentation with members of the NSFA. Learn about Finch by visiting his introductory video on YouTube at Additional information and reservations are available on the NSFAwebsite, The Nassau Sport Fishing Association, founded in 1983, is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, created to develop and promote salt water fishing in the Nassau County area while adhering to state, federal and local regulations, to encourage compliance with rules of water safety by club members and the general public and to promote youth related community and other civic minded activities. For information on the NSFA, contact President John Hartrich at 206-0817 or john@ K i i d d s s f f i i s s h h i i n n g g c c l l i i n n i i c cThe Florida Wildlife Commission will offer a kids fishing clinic at Fort Clinch State Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 31. Lunch will be provided. Visit E l l m m S S t t r r e e e e t t L L i i t t t t l l e e L L e e a a g g u u e eRegistration for the 2014 Elm Street Little League spring baseball and softball season has begun. Softball registration is open through March 15 for 8-U, 10-U, 12-U and 16U girls softball. Teams will be picked March 15 and practices will begin the following week. All home games will be played at Joe Velardi Field behind the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center. Registration fee is $45 and $20 for any additional child registered. The league is offering minor league (ages 7-8), major league (9-12) and senior league (13-16) baseball. Cost is $45; $10 extra for siblings. Elm Street Little League is holding registration Tuesdays through Thursdays from 3-5:30 p.m. at the MLKCenter. Coaches and volunteers are needed. For information on softball, contact Mark Puca at (904) 238-3118 or For information on Elm Street Little League, contact Wayne Peterson at 753-1663 or T T h h i i r r s s k k m m e e m m o o r r i i a a l l s s c c h h o o l l a a r r s s h h i i p pThe Nassau Sport Fishing Association will once again be awarding the “Johnny Thirsk Memorial Scholarship” to a worthy graduating high school senior attending one of the high schools in Nassau County. Thirsk was a driving force in the NSFAfor many years, offering his services as a board member, tournament director and in any other way he could help out. He was a friend to all. When he passed away in 2005, the club initiated a scholarship in his memory. Thirsk believed in giving back to the community. As in past years, a $1,000 scholarship will be awarded directly to an outstanding graduating high school senior. This scholarship is a renewable scholarship, paid for two consecutive years for a total of $2,000 per recipient. To be eligible for consideration this year all completed applications with all required forms and information included, must be postmarked by April 20. The certificate will be presented at the recipients’senior awards program at their school. In addition the recipient and their family will also be invited to attend a Nassau Sport Fishing Association monthly social meeting as guests of the organization. Additional information including all necessary application forms, selection criteria and instructions for all submissions are available on the NSFAwebsite at The Nassau Sport Fishing Association, founded in 1983, is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, created to develop and promote saltwater fishing in the Nassau County area while adhering to state, federal and local regulations, to encourage compliance with rules of water safety by club members and the general public and to promote youth related community and other civic minded activities. Contact Shawn Arnold at 556-5531 or SPORTS SHORTSFERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL T ennis March 18at Hilliard3:30 March 20YULEE4:00 April 1-2District 3-2Aat BollesTBA FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL V arsity Baseball March 15at Suwannee1:00 March 18FLEMING ISLAND6:00 March 21YULEE*6:00 March 25Lemon Bay at Englewood7:00 March 26at Port Charlotte7:00 March 27Island Coast at Cape Coral7:00 April 1CENTRALCARROLL7:00 April 3TERRYPARKER6:00 April 4at Paxon6:00 April 8ST. PIUS7:00 April 10at Yulee6:00 April 11at Hiliard6:00 April 14at Atlantic Coast6:30 April 16BATTERYCREEK, S.C.6:00 April 21-24DISTRICT4-4ATBA District 4-4Agames FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL Softball April 1at Yulee7:00 April 3WESTNASSAU6:00 April 7at Ed White6:00 April 8HILLIARD6:00 April 10EPISCOPAL5:30 April 14-17District 4-4Aat West Nassau YULEE HIGH SCHOOL Junior Varsity Softball March 18at West Nassau5:00 March 25BAKER COUNTY5:00 YULEE HIGH SCHOOL V arsity Baseball March 17at Pedro Menendez6:30 March 18DUVALCHARTER6:00 March 21at Fernandina Beach*6:00 March 26ST. JOSEPH6:00 March 28at Suwannee6:00 March 31CARROLLTON, Ga.6:00 April 1HILLIARD6:00 April 4at West Nassau*6:00 April 10FERNANDINABEACH*6:00 April 11BALDWIN6:00 April 15SUWANNEE7:00 April 17ST. JOSEPH6:00 April 18FIRSTCOAST6:00 District YULEE HIGH SCHOOL Softball March 15at Bolles10am March 15Madison at Bolles2:00 March 18at West Nassau7:00 March 21-2Daytona Beach Slam March 25BAKER COUNTY7:00 April 1FERNANDINABEACH7:00 April 3at Ribault6:00 April 8EPISCOPAL6:00 April 14-18District at West Nassau FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL Junior Varsity Baseball March 14YULEE6:00 March 17EPISCOPAL6:00 March 19at Fleming Island4:30 March 21at Bishop Kenny6:00 March 24at Yulee5:00 March 25at Baker County6:30 March 31CAMDEN COUNTY, Ga.5:30 April 2FLEMING ISLAND6:00 April 7-11at Episcopal tourney YULEE HIGH SCHOOL Junior Varsity Baseball March 14at Fernandina Beach6:00 March 17at Pedro Menendez4:00 March 18at West Nassau6:00 March 20at Bishop Kenny6:00 March 24FERNANDINABEACH5:00 YULEE HIGH SCHOOL W eightlifting March 19County at West Nassau March 24Subsectional at West Nassau March 28at Baker County April 12Sectional at Baker County NASSAU COUNTYSCHOOLS Flag Football April 8FBHS vs. Hilliard at Yulee5:00 W est Nassau-Yulee6:00 April 15WNHS-FBHSat Hilliard5:00 Hilliard-Yulee6:00 April 22Hilliard-WNHS at FBHS5:00 FBHS-Yulee6:00 2014 SCHEDULES SUBMITTEDThe Yulee High School junior varsity softball team played in a tournament in Alachua County over the weekend, placing third. On Sunday the team visited the Katie Seahole Softball Stadium at the University of Florida to watch the Lady Gators take on Ole Mi ss. YHS Lady Hornets, from left, include Summer Wilson, Courtney Dietz, Mary Phelps, Kayla Davis, Shelbi Lehrer, Sydney Johnson, Ravon Rauls, Meghan Pope, Morgan Stanfield, Breanna Hill and Graison Murray. Alumni football is coming to Fernandina Beach. Gridiron Alumni, which is planning several full-contact alumni football games, travels the nation, pitting old football rivals against each other one more time. Hundreds of players and thousands of fans swarmed stadiums to watch their hometown heroes strap it on one more time. Gridiron Alumni is targeting teams like Fernandina Beach, Yulee, First Coast, First Coast Christian and many others. Players from all local area are invited to register to play. Players are needed to sign up for their alma mater and the first 40 players on each team get to play. The team that gets 30 people registered first gets home-field advantage. The games are set for the spring. If you or someone you know is interested in putting on the pads one more time, visit to register. For information, call Chris at (530) 410-6396 or go to the website. Gridiron Alumni was founded in 2010 and has raised more than $250,000 for schools and charities using alumni football games as a fundraising vehicle. Gridiron Alumni football has changed lives, communities, and given thousands of men their spark back.Suit up, Gridiron Alumni plans games in the area


12A F RIDAY M ARCH 14, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK PHOTOS BY GLENDA SIMMONS JENKINS/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER The choir of Historic Macedonia A.M.E. Church, 202 South Ninth St., presents the skit Heavens Gate, Hells Flames Sunday. The artistic interpretation of the Bibles descript ion of judgment in the afterlife featured various contemporary characters seeking their names written in The Lambs Book of Life. Deacon Bing Kegler, above left, rejoices after learning from an angel, Gladys Oliver, that his name appears. Elizabeth Derricotte, above right, renders a praise dance. Below left, the Alston Sisters, Maggie, Alma and Excer, sing, Tick Tock: Do You Know What Time It Is? Below right, The Saints, played by Thelma Smith, Brian Johnson and Bing Kegler, back row, with Catherine Campbell, L ena Gurley, Altamease Holmes and Hampy Ancrum, front row, sit inside Heavens Gate. HEAVENS GATE, HELLS FLAMES


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F RIDAY M ARCH 14 2014 N EWS -L EADER / F ERNANDINA B EACH F LORIDA B ALICE IN W ONDER LAND Tickets are on sale at Amelia Community T heatre for Alice in Wonderland, presented by the theaters Teen Troupe. Performances are at 7 p.m. tonight and March 15 and at 1 p.m. March 15 and 1 6 in Studio 209 at 209 Cedar St. All tickets are $1 5 and include a pre-sho w Mad Hatters Tea Party one hour be fore the performance. For more information, visit or call 261-6749. KIDS FUN DAY T he FBHS Int er a ct Club will hos t its 1 4th annu al Kids Fun Day from 10: 30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Central Park on March 15 for ages 3-7. Parents and guardians are in vit ed to brin g their children for a da y of f un in the park. There will be games, prizes, an ar t cent er jumpy funhouses, a field play area, face painting and tattoos, and lots of fun. Children must be accompanied by an adul t C OLUMBUS SHIPS VISIT The Pinta and the Nina, replicas of Columbus ships, will be docked at the F ernandina B ea ch marina for tours Mar ch 21-24. They will depart early March 25. T he ships tour a s ailing museums to educate the public about the caravel, a Portuguese ship Columbus and man y early explorers used to discover the world. The public is invited to walk a board on a se lfguided tour Admission is $8 adults, $7 seniors and $6 ages 5-16. Children 4 and under are free. T he ships are open daily fr om 9 a.m.-6 p.m. No reservations necessary. For guided group tours of 15 or more at $5 each call 1-787-67221 5 2 or email c olumf nd1 4 9 Visit ST. MICHAEL CARNIVAL The St. Michael Academ y Carni v al will t ak e place March 20-23 in Central Park on Atlantic Avenue in Fernandina B ea ch. Enjo y ride s, food and fun Thursday and F rida y from 5-10 p.m., Saturday noon-11 p.m. and Sunda y noon to 10 p.m. Call 321-2102. O FF & O N T HE I SLAND 25 Y EARS OFBOOKS & MOREON C ENTRE S TREET PAGE 5B Symphony tunes up for great new season Jacksonville A fantastic lineup of concerts has been announced by the Jacksonville Symphony O rchestra, in anticipation of the upcoming 2014-15 season. A season of majestic masterpieces highlights the 201415 Florida Blue Masterworks Series in Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. The music begins on o pening weekend, Sept. 26 and 27, with Ravels seductive Bolero. Program highlights also include an all-Mozart program f eaturing A Little Night M usic and the Symphony N o. 40. More Mozart continues with his final testament, the moving Requiem. Beethovens masterworks abound with the regal Emperor Concerto, the poetic Pastoral Symphony a nd epic Missa Solemnis. The 1 00th anniversar y of the 6 ,215-pipe Casavant Frres Bryan Concert Organ in Jacoby Hall will be celebrated with Saint-Sans roaring Organ Symphony Tchaikovskys passionateS ymphony No. 5 and George G ershwins jazz-age masterp iece, the Concer t o in F ar e also featured. While the Jacksonville Symphony s music dir e ctor continues to take shape, the exciting dimension of guest conductor variety is pro-g rammed into the new season a s well. Emerging and establ ished conducting talents including Alondra de la Parra, Julian Wachner, Case Scaglione, T ito Muoz and Lar r y Rachlef f will be showcased with the orchestra. Rising star guest artists willa lso take the spotlight, includi ng pianists Gabriela Martinez a nd Andr e w von Oeyen, violinists James Ehnes and Fumiaki Miura and cellist Johannes Moser Michael Butter man will also conduct a new concerto for mandolin, composed and performed by Jeff Midkiff, which is steadilyg aining popularity throughout t he nation. The 2014-15 Fidelity National Financial Pops Series, expertly assembled by Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski, is a season of music that everyone loves. The new Pops lineup is headlined by legendary songF unk-rock quartet Bubonik Funk will bring their contagious brand of music to the Dog Star Tavern, 10 N. Second St., downtown Fernandina Beach on Saturday. Think of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, meets Jimi Hendrix with a dash of Sublime to get an idea of what the band sounds like. Currently in the studio finishing up their latest record, these four childhood friends hailing fr om Charlotte, N.C., promise a passion-fueled and rambunctious show Visit and find them on Facebook and Twitter. Call Dog Star at 277-8010. SUBMITTED B UB ONIK FUNK A T DOG S T AR The Lady With All the Answers LINDA MCCLANE For the News-Leader A A m elia Community T heatre presents The Lady With All the Answers in its Studio 209 Theatre at 8 p.m.o n March 20-22 and at 2 p.m. o n March 23. The play had its local premiere in January at a sold-out Friends of the Library fundraiser and nowt ravels to ACT for four perf ormances. T his one-woman play written by David Rambo, is drawn from the life and letters of advice columnist Ann Landers, in cooperation with her daughter Margo Howard. The play is set in L anders Chicago apartment i n 1975 as she wr estles with w riting the most important column of her career. The r o le of Ann Landers is per for m ed by Sinda Nichols, with the show directed by Ron Kurtz and produced by Black CakeP roductions. I n the show Landers i nteracts directly with the audience and shares some of her most enter t aining, con tr oversial, and moving sto ries and letters in her unique and witty style. The show does contain adult subject M ARK KAUFMAN For the News-Ledaer You can Expect the Unexpected when the warmth of Brazil gently envelops Amelia Island on March 31 with the guitars and vocals of the internationa lly-renowned Assad Family when they perform at the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festivals first SpringFest concert. Brazilian-born brothers Srgio and Odair Assad have set the benchmark for all guitarists by creating new stand ards of innovation, technical ingenuity and expression. Their repertoire includes original compositions by Srgio and his reworking of f olk, jazz and Latin music. T he Assad brothers will be j oined by daughters Carolina and Clarice on vocals. The Assad Familys exceptional artistry is grounded in rich Brazilian musical tradit ion and studies with renowned guitarist Monina Tvora, a disciple of Andrs Segovia. In addition to performances that have raised the bar for every guitarist, the Assads are creating new music for acclaimed musical partners and symphony orchestras around the globe. The Assads also have established an ongoing collaboration with acclaimed cellist YoYo Ma. In 2001, Nonesuch R ecords released Srgio and Odair Assad Play Piazzolla, which won a Latin Grammy. Their seventh Nonesuch recording, released in fall of 2007, was nominated for Best Classical Album and Srgio went on to win the Latin Grammy for his composition, Tahhiyya Li Oussilina. The Assads also were featured performers in James Newton H owards soundtrack to the m ovie Duplicity, starring J ulia Roberts and Clive Owen Their international career b egan with a major prize at Music a family affair for Brazilian band S S p p r r i i n n g g F F e e s s t t k k i i c c k k s s o o f f f f Tickets for this not-to-be-missed performance by masters of Brazilian guitar music can be purchased at or 261-1779. The 7:30 p.m. concert will be held on Monday, March 31 at Walkers Landing at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. For complete information about SpringFest, visit PHOTO BY FRED CARVALHO.COM.BR B razilian-born brothers Srgio and Odair Assad will be joined by daughters Carolina and Clarice on vocals at t he first SpringFest concert March 31. ASSAD Continued on 5B ACT Continued on 5B Actor Sinda Nichols is Ann Landers in The LadyW ith All the A nswers, o pening at A melia Community Theatre on Thursday for four per for m ances. SUBMITTED JSO Continued on 5B


2B F RIDAY M ARCH 14, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK SPECIAL EVENTS T he city of Fernandina Beach presents the sixth annual Rib Cook-off on March 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Main Beach Park. More than 50 teams will compete for this years belt. Enjoy $ 10 community plates from the competing teams startinga t noon. Plates include ribs from one of the teams, sides and tea. Local musicians will entertain, and the corn hole tournament begins at 1:30 p.m. for a fee of $10 per team. Concessions will include arts, c rafts and more. For information visit www.fbeachbbq.como r contact Jay at jrobertson or 310-3361. Cats Angels, Inc. SPCA is celebrating the 7th anniversary of its Thrift Store and Adoption Center a t 709 S. Eighth St. a nd invites you to join in the festiv-i ties. Stop by March 15 for refreshments and for special sales throughout the week. A select group of merchandise will be discounted each day,b ut you need to shop daily to catch the bargains. The Cats Angels Adoption Center cats also celebrating with special adoption rates toh elp find them forever homes. Cats Angels will also hold a b ook sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 15. They provide the b ag and you fill it for $2. Visit VFW Post 4351 will host Arties St Patricks DayP arty on March 16 at 2 p.m. Enjoy corned beef and cabb age for a $10 donation and m usic by Eddie Carter. The V FW is located at 96086 Wade Place, under the Shave Bridge. Call 432-8791. The Stay N Country Ranch Party Barn, 96125 Blackrock Road, Yulee, willh old a fundraiser on March 1 6 from 2-5 p.m. R SVP t o M issy Freeman at stayncon Enjoy barbecue lunches at $5 and event tickets (six for $5 attractions including a bounce house, wagon rides, face painting and a petting zoo. A ll proceeds go towards o perational expenses and the c are of the animals used in the ranchs learning programs. V isit www stayncon to learn more. American Legion Post 54, 626 S. Third St., will cel-e brate St. Patricks Day on M arch 17 w ith a dinner of c orned beef, cabbage, potatoes and carrots for a $10 donation. Meals will be served from 1 1 a.m.-7 p.m. RAIN Humane Society will host a Cheese and Un-W ine on March 19 from 11 a .m.-2 p.m. at its thrift store i n the Harris Teeter Shopping Center on Amelia Island. Enjoy special bargains and complimentary cheese and wine. Rachel Rain will give 5-minute neck massages with her own two paws. Proceeds go to the animals at t he RAIN shelter. The thrift store also now offers Loyalty C ards. Receive one card punch for every $5 spent. R eceive a $5 store credit after 10 punches. The Mens Newcomers Club of Amelia Island will h old its next lunch-meeting on March 20 at the F ernandina Beach Golf Club at 11:30 a.m. Michael J. D avidson, MD, will discuss the major and minor condit ions that comprise the Heat Illness Syndromes: heat cramps, dehydration, heat syncope, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.He will also r eview the basic physiology of body temperature regulationa long with preventive measures and immediate treatm ent. Tickets are $15 in advance with reservations by Saturday, March 15, and $17 at the door. For reservations, call B ob Wesche, 310-9055. All men, whether new or longtimeN assau County residents, are welcome to attend and join the club. Visit www.mensnew c T he Amelia Island Museum of Historys next 3rd on 3rd St. presentation on March 21 at 6 p.m. will feature author Rob Hicks with his newest book, Amelia Island (Then and Nowt rasting images of iconic p laces in Fernandinas past w ith images from the present day. After seeing its golden age in the 1800s and early 1900s, Amelia Island slipped into a quiet slumber for most of the 20th century; neverthe less, the paper mills provided an important economic baset hat brought people and jobs t o the area. Soon, people disc overed the islands majestic beaches and growth followed. Resort developments arrived and the island became a vacation destination. Throughout these changes, residents worked to keep thes mall-town feel, natural surr oundings and historic relev ance intact. This program is free for members and a suggested donation of $5 for non-mem bers. Seating is first-come, first-served. Contact Gray at 261-7378, ext. 102, org N assau Boomers will host a Twilight BYOB Cruise with A melia River Cruises on March 22, departing at 6 p.m. sharp for a two-hour cruise. Enjoy your favorite beverage and lis t en to local entertainers o nboard. The Bald Eagle is a c atamaran with open decks so everyone has an excellent view Seating is limited. Tickets are $28 plus tax. Mention Nassau Boomers when you buy your ticket. Bring your own snacks and drinks. Purchase tickets online at Call 261-9972 for information. The ticket k iosk is located at 1 North Front St., Fernandina. RSVPt o NassauBoomers@yahoo. com. Dinner will follow for a nyone interested. Nassau Boomers is a club for singles who are baby boomers to enjoy like-minded activities. The sixth annual Nassau C ounty Animal Expo hosted by Cats Angels, Inc. SPCA w ill be held March 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Atlantic Recreation Center in Fernandina Beach. There will be over 30 animal groups and vendors with special performances by the J umpinJax Flyball Club. Furry friends will be available f or adoption. ASilent Auction sponsored by Trailer Park Collectibles has items for every budget. Pastry chef Noelle Almond and Desserts by Noelle will be featured at the Bake Sale. Meet Cats A ngelsmascot Halo at the Kids Corner. Admission is f ree, but for every 5 pounds of dry cat/dog food donated a ticket will be given for door prizes. All spayed/neutered and well-behaved leashed pets are welcome. For more information, visit www.nass or call Cats Angels at 321-2267. 8 Flags Playscapes f ourth annual Heel-n-Wheel i s set for March 29 to supp ort construction of the Pirate Playground, Fernandina Beachs first communityaccessible playground. This year, The Community Foun-d ation for Northeast Florida will match all funds raised by $ 2 for each dollar raised. So, e very $1 equals $3. R egister/check-in at the Main Beach Skate Park from 9-9:45 a.m. Each participating team should bring a decorated wheelchair or borrow a wheelchair provided at the event. T eams will join in a 2m ile walk from the Skate Park t o Atlantic Recreation Center a nd back. While at the Rec Center, everyone can check out the progress on the playground. After the Heel-nWheel, the action will continue at Main Beach for the Slide Into Spring Music and Craft Beer Festival benefiting the playground. For information,t o register a team or to make a donation, go to Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library Book Sale will be held April 3-5 in the Peck Center gym, 516 South 10th St., of fering s ome 20,000 books in dozens of categories, CDs, DVDs, audio and childrens items, most priced from 50 cents to $2. Proceeds support the Fernandina Beach library The preview party is April 3 from 5-7 p.m. for FOL m embers only Non-members may j oin at the door Public hours are April 4, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and April 5, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. For questions regarding dona tions contact Annie Sparkle at 310-9290. Ride with the Sheriff on April 5 in the inaugural Motorcycle Ride to benefit Ark of Nassau. The escorted ride will begin and end at Ark, US 17 and Hamilton Street in Yulee. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Kickstands up at 10:30 a.m. Donation is $30 per driver/$20 per passenger until March 20 and $35 per driver/$15 per passenger after. Lunch is included. Non-riders can enjoy lunch for a $10 donation. Enjoy live music, food, prizes and a raf fle to win a Harley Davidson motor cycle. Register through March 20 by calling Candy Holloway at Ark of Nassau, 225-9355 or email Make checks payable to Ark of Nassau and mail to 86051 Hamilton St.,Y ulee, FL32097. THEATER A joyous, moving and hilarious celebration of what they dont tell you, Motherhood Out Loud is at Fernandina Little Theatre, 1014 Beech St., directed by Sinda Nichols. The play is a compilation of 18 scenes that speak to everyone who has ever had a child or had a parent. It features Chris Collinswood, Rebecca Hammond, Catherine Henry, Susan Joline, Thom Mason, Amy Petroy Cynthia Reigler and Sue Weiner, all of whom play multiple parts. Remaining performances are at 7:30 p.m. tonight and March 15. Purchase tickets in advance at The UPS Store next to Publix on Sadler Road in Fernandina Beach. Visit www Fernandina Little Theatre, 1014 Beech St., will hold auditions on March 17 at 7:15 p.m. for The Heiress by Ruth and Augustus Goetz, an American classic in which a shy and plain young girl with a control ling and disapproving father falls desperately in love with a delightful young fortune hunter. Needed are three men and six women, ages 17 and older. Some roles require only one scene. Kate Hart will direct. Performances are May 24, 25 (matinee 31. Rehearsals are 1-2 per week until run-throughs begin mid-May, then three per week, including some Saturday afternoons. The first rehearsal is March 31. There will be no rehearsals April 17-20. MUSE UM One ticket, four pubs, a wealth of historical informa tion about downtown Fernandina and a good time for all. Join the Amelia Island Museum of History Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. to tour four of the town s most popular notorious or otherwise his toric pubs and bars. One ticket will get you one drink at each establishment and an earful of colorful tales about the places you visit as well as those you see along your way It s a great way to see Fernandina and learn about its history Tickets are $25 per person (must be 21, must show ID); tour begins at the historic train depot in downtown Fernandina Beach. Reservations required. Contact Thea at 261-7378, ext.105 or Thea@ameliamu J J S S O O c c o o n n c c e e r r t t s s Jacksonville Symphony tickets are available by calling (904All concerts are in Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at t he Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, unless otherwise noted. For informationv isit, like them at or follow them on T witter @jaxsymphony. B B l l u u e e g g r r a a s s s s j j a a m m s s The Barn in Yulee, 850918 US 17, one block north of A1Aat the corner of Pages D airy Road, hosts Bluegrass Jams every second and fourth Monday of the month. The n ext jam is March 24 from 6:30-9 p.m. Its free. Light refreshments will be served. For m ore information call 477-7268. B B e e a a t t l l e e m m a a n n i i a a A A g g a a i i n n The second in the Alhambras new music concert series, Alhambra After Dark, March 2 0-23, Beatlemania Again relives the music, the magic and the mania of The B eatles live on the Alhambras stage. Beatlemania Again chronologically traces T he Beatlescareer from their debut on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, to their psychedelic era and the release of the mind-blowing album, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, to their last-ever live concert on the rooftop of Apple records in 1969. Pricing starts at $59 and includes dinner, show and parking. Call the box office at (904 or visit for tickets and information. M M u u s s i i c c a a n n d d b b r r e e w w f f e e s s t t 8 Flags Playscapes and the city of F ernandina Beach will host the Slide into Spring Music and Craft Brew Festival at Main Beach on March 29 to raise funds for the allaccessible playground. Enjoy music, craft brew tasting, food, cold refreshments, arts and crafts, fashion shows, a kids zone and more. Craft brew tasting will take place from n oon-5 p.m. Live music will be performed all d ay long with Keller W illiams closing the e vent from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Alimited number of V.I.P. tickets are available for $50. Contact Jay Robertson at or 753-0001. Visit S S t t a a r r s s t t u u d d d d e e d d l l i i n n e e u u p p A star-studded week in Jacoby Symphony H all begins with Preservation Hall Jazz Band M arch 25, followed by Jay Leno March 27. Then comes a blockbuster Jacksonville Symphony weekend with James Galway March 29 and Indigo Girls March 29. Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Jay Leno are presented by the Jacksonville Symphony Association, and are performed withouto rchestra. The James Galway and Indigo G irls performances feature the entire J acksonville Symphony Orchestra. For tick ets and information, visit JaxSymphony org or call (904 R R e e d d c c a a r r p p e e t t n n i i g g h h t t The GFWC Womans Club of Fernandina Beach invites you to join them for Swingingo n a Star: An Evening of Oscar Winning S ongs presented by the Voices of Amelia M usical Playhouse on A pril 1 1 at the W o man s Club of Fernandina Beach, 201 Jean LaFitte Blvd. Enjoy heavy hors doeuvres with wine starting at 7 p.m. and the performance at 8 p.m. Cocktail attire. Tickets are $75 per person. Proceeds benefit the clubs scholarships for high school girls and library funds for Nassau County schools. Contact Carolyn Guerrin at 261-8356 orc B B i i g g B B a a n n d d B B a a s s h h The Amelia Island Jazz Festivals third annual Big Band Bash is April 19 from 710 p.m. in the ballroom at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. Enjoy the Dynamic Les DeMerle 17-piece Orchestra, featuring vocalist Bonnie Eisele and special guests, in a salute to Americas legendary big bands. AMeet and Greet the Musicians cocktail party begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes a glass of champagne. The event also will auc tion an original piece of jazz art donated by Park W est Gallery Dress is semi-formal. T ickets are $75 per person and proceeds benefit the festival scholarship program. Purchase tickets at, the UPS Store, 1417 Sadler Road, or at the AIFBYChamber Of Commerce, Gateway to Amelia. Call (904 504-4772 or email info@ameliaislandjazzfes J J o o h h n n L L e e g g e e n n d d The Florida Theatre, 128 East Forsyth St., downtown Jacksonville, presents John Legend in concert at 8 p.m. April 30. Tickets range from $41 to $71 and are available at the box office, by calling (904TS, or at any T icketmaster outlet. V isit www .flori C C o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y b b a a n n d d The Nassau Community Band is an ensemble of amateur musicians, retired and current music educators, even folks that have not played since high school or college. It welcomes all interested persons to join them for rehearsals at 6 p.m. Thursdays at t he Yulee Middle School band room, 85439 Miner Road. Email info@nassaucommunityb, call band President Chuck Belinski at 277-1257 or search Nassau Community Band on Facebook. M M u u s s i i c c c c r r u u i i s s e e s s Amelia River CruisesAdult BYOB Twilight Tours are held Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $29 per person at 1 North Front St., Fernandina Beach, or call 261-9972 or b ook online at T T h h e e C C o o u u r r t t y y a a r r d d The Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Centre St., John Springer on the piano ThursdaySaturday from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Call 4327086. Join them on Facebook at courtyardpubandeats for updated entertainment information including upcoming performance s by The Usual Suspectswith Pam and Davis Turner and special entertainment for St. Patricks Day. D D a a v v i i d d s s Davids Restaurant and Lounge, 802 Ash St., presents Aaron Bing Friday and Saturday nights. Call 904-310-6049. F F l l o o r r i i d d a a H H o o u u s s e e Florida House Inn, 22 S. Third St., hosts Open Mike Night each Thursday from 7:3010:30 p.m. in the Mermaid Bar hosted by local musician Terry Smith. Musicians perform and the audience gets to hear new talent. Appropriate for the whole family. Noc over charge. Call Smith at (904 G G r r e e e e n n T T u u r r t t l l e e The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St., prese nts Vinyl Record Night every Tuesday from 7 -11 p.m. Listen to LPs played on high-end t urntables, talk about the medium and purc hase albums. Disc jockeys JG World and J im play an eclectic mix from their personal c ollection of thousands of records. Call 3212324. H H a a m m m m e e r r h h e e a a d d Hammerhead Beach Bar, 2045 S. Fletcher Ave. Live music. Visit Hammerhead on Facebook. Contact Bill Childers at b I I n n s s t t a a n n t t G G r r o o o o v v e e 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 Holmesa t 556-6772. P P a a b b l l o o s s Pablos, 12 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach, hosts a jazz jam from 7-10 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month. Musicians may sit in for one song or the whole night. Join the mailing list by emailing P P a a l l a a c c e e S S a a l l o o o o n n T he Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St., prese nts live music. Call 491-8999 or email kel Join them on Facebook or visit S S a a l l t t y y P P e e l l i i c c a a n n The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill, 12 N. Front St., live music Thursday through Sunday C all 277-381 1, or visit The Salty Pelican Bar a nd Grill on Facebook. S S a a n n d d y y B B o o t t t t o o m m s s Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910 Atlantic Ave., the Macys from 6-9 p.m. live inside Wednesdays; and line dancing classes with Kathy Ball inside from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. V isit w S S e e a a b b r r e e e e z z e e Seabreeze Sports Bar, in the Days Inn on Sadler Road, live music. S S h h e e f f f f i i e e l l d d s s Sheffields at The Palace, 117 Centre St., presents late night dance mixes on Fridays with DJ Refresh and Saturdays with DJ 007, and Ladies Night with Gary Ross from 6-10 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 491-8999 or email Join them on Facebook or visit S S l l i i d d e e r r s s Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher A ve., live music in the tiki bar 6-10 p.m. nightly and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, reggae Wednesdays with Pili Pili; The Macys in the lounge Friday and Saturdays 610 p.m.; shag dancing Sundays from 4-7 p.m.; music nightly 9 p.m.-1 a.m. in the Breakers Lounge. Call 277-6652. Visit www Join Sliders on Facebook and Twitter. T T h h e e S S u u r r f f The Surf Restaurant & Bar 3199 S. Fletcher Ave., presents DJ Roc on the deck Wednesdays at 6 p.m., Richard Smith Fridays at 6 p.m. and the Honey Badgers Saturdays at 6 p.m. Call 261-5711 or email Join them on Facebook or visit Submit items and updates for this calen dar to Assistant Editor Sin Perry at MUSIC NOTES F ill in the square s so that each row, column and 3-b y3 box contain the numbers 1 thr ough 9 Solution will appear in the W ednesday B-section. W ednesday Mar ch 12 Solution O UTAND A BOUT


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK R ELIGION 3B F R IDAY M A RCH 14, 2014/News-Leader S aturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm Saturday Vigil Mass 7 pm Spanish Mass Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church Sunday Masses 8:00 am 10:00 pm 12:00 pm (noon Daily Mass 8:30am Mon, Wed,Thurs & Fri. 6 pm Tues H oly Day Masses Vigil 6 pm; Holy Day-8:30 am,6 pm Confessions: Saturday 3 pm 3:45 pm or by appt Rev.Jose Kallukalam Sunday School..................................9:30 am Sunday Worship..............................10:45 am Wednesday AWANA........................6:15 pm Wednesday Bible Study................6:30 pmPastor:Bud Long941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd-107 SouthFernandina Beach, FL32034261-4741 CELEBRATION BAPTIST CHURCHInnovative Style, Contemporary Music, Casual Atmosphere85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097 Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am Nursery ProvidedKidKredible Children Ministries Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pmConnecting with Christ... Connecting with People.FOR MORE INFO: (904Pastor Mike KwiatkowskiWorship this week at the place of your choice...Y BC Doug Sides, Senior Pastor Morning Services 8:15 and 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am S unday Evening 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm W ednesday Children 6:30 pm Wednesday OverflowYouth 6:30 pm Nursery Provided For All ServicesYulee, FL32097w ww.Yuleebaptistchurch.comULEE85971 Harts Rd.Y BCAPTISTVisitors Always Welcome!904 HURCH Sunday Service . .10:30 am Bible Study . . . .9:30 am Wednesday Service...7:00 pm 85031 Landover Drive Yulee, Fl 904.225.4860 In the Heart of Fernandina9N.6thStreetDr.Wain WesberrySenior Pastor D r.Doug GanyoAssociate PastorWorship 8:30 & 11 am Sunday School 9:50 amNursery Children Youth Adults St. Peters Episcopal Church Welcomes You!Located at the corner of8th & 7:30 am Service 8:15 am Breakfast 9:00 am Service 10:10 am Christian Formation 11:00 am Service Taize Service 2nd Sunday each month at6:00 pm Celtic Service 4th Sunday of each month at 6:00 pm BLACKROCKBAPTISTCHURCH96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee261-6220 John KasperPASTORSunday Morning Worship Service -10:30 amSunday School 9:15 am Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 7:00 pm Nursery Provided www Sunday Services 9:15 & 11:15 a.m. (904)277-4414www.ameliachapel.comAmelia Plantation / Omni Resort 36 Bowman Road Pastor Ted SchroderYou are welcome here! First Baptist ChurchFernandina BeachSUNDAY WORSHIP9:00 Life Groups 10:15 AM & 6:00 PM Wednesday 6:30 PM904-261-3617 Traditional Family Worship . . . .8 am & 11 am (weekly communion at 8 am Contemporary Worship. .9:30 am in Maxwell Hall Sunday School for alll Ages. . .9:30 am & 11 am Wednesday Dinner (Aug-Maypm Discoverthe Difference atAmelia Baptist ChurchPastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton Sunday Worship Service 10:30am Bible Study 9am Nursery provided for all services Small group studies-Adults 6pm Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm Preschool and Children Activities961167 BUCCANEERTRAILCorner of Buccaneer Tr. & Gerbing Road, Fernandina BchFor More Information Call: 261-8527 WHERE FAITH EMBODIES HEART, MIND & SOUL ENew Vision Congregational Church,U U C C C CWorship Sundays at 10:00 am96074 Chester Road in YuleeNewVisionCongregationalChurch.org904-225-0539C C r r e e a a t t i i v v e e l l y y S S p p i i r r i i t t u u a a l l FIRS TMISSION AR Y B APTIS TC HUR C H 20South Ninth Street 261-4907 Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., PastorThe Church inthe Heart of the City With the Desire to be in the Heart of All PeopleSunday New Members Class 9 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Noon-day Prayer Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m. Ministries: Bus & Van, Couples, Singles, Youth FIVE POINTS BAPTISTCome Experience the Joy of Worship & Service Psalm 100Rev. 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FBCA students had an entire week of Valentines Day events that were connected to the learning experience at the school. To learn more about the school, located at First Baptist Church of F ernandina Beach, contact Principal Frank Vacirca at RELIGION NOTES H H e e l l p p n n e e e e d d e e d d People often ask what is needed r ight now at the Salvation Army H ope House. This week, their two g reatest needs are toilet paper and bath towels, as well as non-perishable food. Ideas include: 1) Breakfast cereals or bars, oatmeal, grits 2) Canned vegetables 3) Condensed and ready-to-eat soup 4) Canned meats and 5) Peanut butter and jelly.P lease bring your gifts to 410 S. N inth St., at the cor ner of Ninth and D ate str e ets. T T u u e e s s d d a a y y w w o o r r s s h h i i p p Join the Salvation Ar my Hope House each Tuesday at noon for the Weekly Worship Service. On March 18, they will continue their journey with the apostles through the book of Acts. Call 321-0435 or stop by theH ope House, 410 S. Ninth St. L L e e n n t t e e n n T T a a i i z z s s e e r r v v i i c c e e The St. Michael T aiz ensemble invites you to attend a 40-minute musical service that includes simple chants sung repeatedly, a time of blessed silence and reflection, a scriptur e r eading and prayers of p raise and intercessions. Taiz prayer was started in World War II by the monastic community fr o m T aiz, France and continues to this day Take a little time to feel the power of His love in communal song and prayer at St. Michaels Taiz prayer service on March 19 at 7 p.m. in the chur ch, located at Nor th F ourth and Broome streets. All are welcome. W W i i n n e e & & d d e e s s i i g g n n St. Peters will host a Wine and Design Class on March 20 at 6 p.m. Artist Andrea Lasserre provides ar ough sketch of the scene to be comp leted and directs you through the p r ocess. Bring your favorite wine, a creative attitude and the fee of $35 for an evening of fun. Easels, paint, brushes, canvases and instruction provided. Space is limited; to reserve contact Rich at 261-4293 or C C e e l l t t i i c c s s e e r r v v i i c c e e S t. Peters Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic Ave., invites the community to its Celtic Service held the fourth Sunday of each month. This is a peaceful, candlelit, music-filled expe rience with time for r eflection and contemplation. The service begins at 6 p.m. and includes Celtic music, at hought-provoking reading, Holy C ommunion and time to collect your t houghts for the coming week. Consider attending on March 23. Contact the church office at 261-4293 or stpetersparish.or g. B B l l a a c c k k r r o o c c k k c c e e l l e e b b r r a a t t i i o o n n Join Blackrock Baptist Church, 9 6362 Blackrock Road, Yulee, as it w elcomes its new Pastor John K asper and his family on March 23 at the 10:30 a.m. service. The event coincides with High Sunday School Attendance Day Kasper has been a local r esident for many years. He attended Jacksonville Baptist Theological Seminar y and graduated i n 1998. Call 261-6220. F F o o u u n n d d e e r r s s D D a a y y Nassauvilles Prince AME Church will celebrate Founders Day and its chur ch anniversar y at 4 p.m. March 23. The community is invited to worship with them for this historic occasion. The Rev Godfrey Taylor, pastor Bro. Charles Ll. Albert, Pro T em. C C o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y m m e e a a l l Springhill Baptist Chur c h on Old Nassauville Road will host a community meal on March 27 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the church, 941017 Old Nassauville Road. For information call 261-4741. S S h h a a b b b b a a t t s s e e r r v v i i c c e e The Jewish Community of Amelia Island will hold a Shabat Service on F riday, March 28. For information r egarding the time and location, cont act Deborah Price at 310-6060 or email her at B B i i b b l l e e s s c c h h o o o o l l Living W aters W o rld Outr e ach Center announces the spring session of the Berean School of the Bible, for anyone wanting a more in-depthk nowledge of Scripture. The spring s ession, Living Relationally, focuse s on the impor t ance of a vertical relationship with God and a horizontal relationship with each other as was demonstrated in the lives of Paul, David and Abraham who wer e called friends of God. The class will meet weekly for 10 w eeks on Sundays from 6-7:30 p.m. b eginning March 30 at Living Waters W orld Outreach Center, 96282 Brady Point Road, one mile west of the Shave Bridge on A1A. Call 321-2117 to r egister The $20 fee is for materi als. A cer tificate will be given upon successful completion of the class. T T r r a a i i l l L L i i f f e e o o p p e e n n h h o o u u s s e e F aith Christian Academy invites y ou to an open house for Trail Life USA Troop 555 on April 1 at 6:30 p.m. Trail Life USA is a Christ-center ed outdoor character develop ment adventure program open to boys and young men ages 5-17. Boys will love the fun and adventur e. Par ents will love the commitment to a Christian worldview and moral con s istency. Join them on the campus of Faith Christian Academy, 96282 Brady Point Road, just west of the Shave Bridge. Call 321-2137 with questions or find them on Facebook Trail Life Troop 555. C C h h u u r r c c h h a a n n n n i i v v e e r r s s a a r r y y Solid Rock Church of God by F aith, 86138 Palm Tree Drive, Y ulee, will celebrate the 100th a nniversary of the founding of the Church of God by Faith. Inc., on April 12 at the Legends Center, 5130 Soutel Drive, Jacksonville at 6 p.m. The color scheme is black, white and silver. The H. Alvin Green Memorial Alumni Chorale will be inc oncert and church pioneers, living l egends and trailblazers will be h onor e d. A table of eight is $320; banquet ticket is $40. Donations ar e tax deductible. Make checks payable to Church of God by Faith, Inc. and mail to 1107 Turtle Creek Drive North, Jacksonville, FL 32218. For information visit the Jacksonville District Facebook page and likeS olid Rock, or contact Cur t is McGriff at (904 Jeannette White at (904 P P a a s s s s o o v v e e r r S S e e d d e e r r The Jewish Community of Amelia Island will hold a Passover Seder on Monday, April 14. For information as to cost and venue, contact DeborahP rice at 310-6060 or email her at D D e e n n t t a a l l h h e e l l p p The Nor theast Florida Baptist Association will bring the Mobile Dental Unit to the Yulee office, 851035 US 17, for one week of free dental car e for those without insur a nce. Medical, financial scr eening and appointments for clients will be held April 15 fr om 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Patients must be 18 or older and must show up in person. Services include fillings and extractions but n o cleaning, dentures or oral surg er y E E a a s s t t e e r r s s e e r r v v i i c c e e Fernandina Beach First Baptist C hurchs annual Easter Sunrise C elebration will once again be held a t Peters Point, 1974 S. Fletcher Ave., on Sunday, April 20 at 6:45 a.m. Life Groups will begin at 9 a.m. followed by Easter worship service at 10:15 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 1600 S. Eighth St. Visitors welcome. I John 4:10 This is real love nott hat we loved God, but that He loved u s and sent His Son as a sacrifice to t ake away our sins. Join First Baptist in a renewed celebration of Christ s love. For details see L L i i f f e e l l i i n n e e V V B B S S Lifeline Ministries, 1438 East Oak St., Fernandina Beach, will holdV acation Bible School July 22-26 f r o m 6:30-8 p.m. nightly. To learn more, contact director Amanda Reeder at 491-5401. H H e e l l p p n n e e e e d d e e d d The all-volunteer Yulee Interfaith Dinner Network needs the communitys help to continue to provide hot, healthy meals to adults and childr en e xperiencing hunger in our community. Just $25 provides enough meat to ser v e a hot meal to 50 people. T o help, contact the network at, 556-2496, or send donations to The Coalition for the Homeless, P.O. Box 16123, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035. Please put YIDN in the memo line. E E l l m m S S t t r r e e e e t t C C O O G G Elm Str e et Church of God, 502 South 11th St., Fer nandina Beach, Pastor Bishop Jimmy Campbell, holds Sunday School at 10 a.m., Morning Worship at 11 a.m., Bible Study W ednesdays at 7 p.m. and p rayer Monday through Friday at n oon. Call 261-7194.


The fifth grade countywide essay contest winner for the 2013-14 school year is Thomas Reed at Emma Love Har dee Elementary School. The contest is sponsored by the Nassau County Retir ed Educators Association annually and each essay is to be about a grandparent or grandparent figure in the childs life. Thomas essay was titled, Grandpar ents, Y ouve Got to Love Them! The panel of judges, who ar e all retired teachers, selected Thomas as the winner. Thomas was awarded his prize on Wednesday, Feb. 26. The next round of competition will be in Mar ch and will include entries fr om sev eral Nor theast Florida counties. The winning essay at the level will be forwarded to the statewide competition in April. The Nassau County Retir ed Educators Association was established in 1984 with the goal of pr omoting the wellbeing of retired educators; encouraging community ser v ice; and suppor ting public education. The group meets regularly and ser ves all Nassau County including Br yceville, Callahan, Hilliar d, Y ulee and Fer nandina Beach. To learn more, visit nassaufr ea.or g and www A ROUND S CHOOL F R IDAY M A RCH 14, 2014News-Leader 4 B CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK H H i i g g h h s s c c h h o o o o l l a a r r t t T he 12th Annual Nassau County High School ArtE xhibit is on view at the Lewis Red Bean Center of the FSCJ B etty P. Cook Nassau Center through March 19. Mary Dumbleton, a librarian at the FSCJ North Campus, who has a Bachelor of Fine A rts and is an accomplished artist, judged the work. A wards included the Judges Award for Respective Class Medium and Special Recognition. The Betty P. Cook Nassau Center is located at 7 6346 William Burgess Blvd. in Yulee. For directions, call 5 48-4432. S S A A C C m m e e e e t t i i n n g g The School Advisory Council of Fernandina Beach High School will meet March 20 at 3:30 p.m. in the main o ffice conference room. For questions and/or concerns, c ontact Spencer G. Lodree at 261-5713. C C i i r r c c u u s s c c a a m m p p Bodyworks, Fizikly Fit Kidz and Starshine Hoops will p resent Spring Break Circus Camp from 9-11:45 a.m. M arch 24-28 at Bodyworks of Northeast Florida, 463646 SR 200, Suite 3 in Yulee. Boys and girls ages 5 to 10 can walk the tight rope, brave the aerials,b ecome a strongman, tame a wild animal or two or juggle h oops of fire. A $25 registration fee reserves your spot. F or information call (904 0415. D D a a t t a a B B u u s s t t e e r r s s The Northeast Florida Community Action Agency (NFCAAs ummer youth program has s tarted the application process f or enr o llment into its six weeks computer and job training skills program for ages 1416. Enrollment applications must be completed and returned by March 31 to thel ocal NFCAA office, located at 1 303 Jasmine St., Ste. 100, F er n andina Beach. This is the 29th year that NFCAA has hosted the summer youth pr ogram in the seven counties it serves. During the six weeks the students will have the opportuni-t y to set goals that will frame t heir paths to futur e success. T his pr o gram will run June 6 through July 25. For mor e infor m ation con tact the NFCAA Nassau of fice at 261-0801. Contact the main office at (904 T T r r a a i i l l L L i i f f e e o o p p e e n n h h o o u u s s e e F aith Christian Academy i nvites you to an open house for Trail Life USA Troop 555 on April 1 at 6:30 p.m. Trail Life USA is a Christ-centered outdoor character development adventure program open to boys and young men ages 5-17. Boys will love the fun and adventure. Join them on the campus of Faith Christian Academy 96282 Brady Point Road, Fer nandina Beach, just west of the Shave Bridge. Call 321-2137 with questions or find them on Facebook Trail Life Troop 555. W W h h a a l l e e o o f f a a S S a a l l e e Nassau County 4-H will host their fourth annual Whale of a Sale fr om 8 a.m.-7 p.m. April 4 and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. April 5 at the Callahan Masonic Lodge, 45085 Frank Brookins Drive in Callahan. Ther e will be numer ous vendors on site including new and gently used tr easures, homemade goodies and on Friday night, spaghetti dinners from 5-7 p.m. Contact the Nassau County Extension office to rent a table or for information at 879-1019. R R e e u u n n i i o o n n s s A r eunion for students attending Yulee High School reunion from 1941 to 1965 will be held on April 26 in the home of Richard Wilson in north Jacksonville. Social hour begins at 4 p.m. with entertainment by John Springer Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. Ticket cost is $15 per person. Tickets are available at Southeastern Bank in Yulee or by mail from Dalia Talbird, 86630 Pages Dairy Road, Yulee, FL 32097. For more information call 225-5718. The Fernandina Beach High School Class of 1979 will hold its 35th reunion June 2729, 2014, with the theme: Pirates Midsummer Dream. Cost is $25 per person and $40 per couple. Additional details will soon be available. Send check or money order to Class o f 1979 35th year Reunion, P.O. Box 16234, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. S S u u m m m m e e r r c c a a m m p p F or information about summer camp at Fernandina B each Christian Academy, contact Shannon Hogue or F rank Vacirca at 491-5664. Spots for FBCA camps are filling fast. U U N N F F c c a a m m p p s s The UNF Department of Campus Recreation will offerY outh Sports and Fitness Camp and EcoCamp this summ er. Registration is open at ps/. Or call (904 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., UNF Student Wellness Complex, Building 61. UNF Youth Sports and Fitness Camp runs 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. June 9-Aug. 8 for ages 51 4. Each day offers something different, including flag footb all, stickball, tennis, track, s occer, arts and crafts, plus f ield trips every week. Cost is $ 185 per week per camper for the general public or $120 per week for UNF students, $140 per week for UNF USPS employees and $150 per week for UNF A&P employees. A 10 percent discount is available f or multiple children and a ctive militar y (ID required). E coCamp is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 9-Aug. 1 for ages 6-14. Cost is $200 per week for the general public and $185 a week for UNF faculty, staff, students, active military and multiple children. Optionalb efore and after care is $50 p er week. Par ents can dr op off c ampers at 7:30 a.m. and can pick them up by 6 p.m. For infor m ation visit www ecr e ation/camps/ or call the UNF Department of Campus Recreation at (904 620-2998. F F S S C C J J a a v v i i a a t t i i o o n n s s t t u u d d e e n n t t s s The EAA Chapter at Fer nandina Beach (KFHB offering use of a precision flight contr ol Cat III BA TD at a reduced price ($15 hour maintain proficiency/practicew ithout having to drive to C ecil. CFII available. Contact Jim at (904 Y Y o o u u n n g g w w r r i i t t e e r r s s The Nassau Youth Writers Pr ogram meets the thir d Tuesday of each month at Books Plus, 107 Centre St., Fernandina Beach. For morei nformation contact H H o o s s t t s s s s o o u u g g h h t t International Fellowship Inc. is seeking families to host high school exchange stu dents and local representatives to secure host families for high school exchange stu dents. To learn more, visit www.internationalfellowship.o rg or email infelwes@gmail. com. Call the 24-hour toll-free line at 1-800-647-8839. C C l l o o t t h h e e s s C C l l o o s s e e t t Nassau County Families in Transition operates the F.I.T. Clothes Closet at 86207 Felmor Road, to help students in need with clothing and other items. Donations of gently used and new clothing and any financial contributions ar e appreciated. Contact the Nassau County School District Homeless Liaison Angie McCellan at 277-9021 for additional information. T T r r o o o o p p 8 8 9 9 Boy Scout Troop 89 meets each Monday 6:30-8 p.m., at the Adam Kelley Scout Hut, South 13th Str eet. Troop 89, sponsored by Fernandina Beach Rotary Club for 75 years has a strong record of helping mold boys thr ough team work and other life-skill areas. Contact Scoutmaster Dan Matricia at 277-9611 or come to the Scout Hut during meeting times. R R e e s s o o u u r r c c e e g g u u i i d d e e The Nassau Alcohol Crime and Dr ug Abatement Coalition (NACDACfers 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 information, types of services and payment types accepted. The guides are available at area health car e pr oviders, schools, law enfor cement sites and the NACDAC office, 516 South 10th St., Suite 21. For informationvisit www. or call 277-3699. CLASS NOTES Emma Love student wins essay contest SUBMITTED Thomas Reed of Emma Love Hardee Elementary, winner of the fifth grade countywide essay contest sponsored by the Nassau County Retired Educators Association, is pictured with his sisters Ashley and Amanda, father Troy Reed and grandparents Gerald and Gail Carter. D D e e n n t t a a l l l l e e s s s s o o n n T o celebrate National D ental Health Month in Febr u ary, dental hygienist Summer Stevenson gave a pr esentation about dental care at Tree House Academy for its two, three, four, and VPK classe s. Teacher Jasmine de la C ruz and a group of twoy ear -olds enjoyed lear ning how to take care of their teeth and mouth, left. Summer read The Gr osser, More Disgusting, but Still Totally Cool Mouth Book, by Theodore Croll, D.D.S. She talked about best practices and held a question and answer session with each age gr oup. Each child received a new toothbrush, toothpaste, anticavity fluoride rinse and dental floss. SUBMITTED SUBMITTED PHOTOS O O n n Y Y o o u u r r P P l l a a t t e e Students at Fernandina Beach Christian Academy are participating in the Nassau County 4H On Your Plate prog ram. An ongoing goal for all grades and staff is to eat healthier and learn about the importance of food and nutrit ion. The program runs for eight weeks in two sections for a total of 16 weeks in the school year. The program also i ncorporates games and physical activities. The whole student is taught mind, body and heart. Children who eat h ealthy foods and exercise are often more active and productive learners. FBCA partners with the community to d evelop strong Christian students. The school is grateful to the 4H program, which also assists the school with its o n-site garden at the First Baptist Church.


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5B F RIDAY M ARCH 14, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader SUBMITTED PHOTOS Cathy Schultz, owner Susan Nelson, Phyllis Helmes and Lindsay Baer at The Book L oft on Centre Street. Below, Nelson with her husband, Bill, who founded the store in the late 1980s, and author Pat Conroy around 2002. Book Loft marks 25 years of building community LINDSAY BAER For the News-Leader T T h e Book Loft, Amelia I slands quaint oldfashioned bookstore o n Centre Street, will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Monday. The store is the legacy of original owner Bill Nelson, a business executivea nd book lover who moved to Amelia Island and purchased t he building in the late 1980s. Bill put his heart into renov ating what was once a ceramic store, transforming the skeleton of a space into a bookstore with warmth and charm, while honoring the h istorical architecture of the b uilding. A fter Bills passing in 2011, his wife Sue took over the business. Sues background was as a financial planner with Morgan Stanley. She has always been an avid r eader and has a huge hear t for the A melia Island community. S he ser ved as pr esident of C ommunities In Schools for two years and strongly believes in the greatness of small-town connectivity. Although much about the stor e has r emained the same over the years, Sues influe nce has brought some c hanges. The Book Loft now o ffers childrens story hour, Junior Naturalist programs, knitting groups, well-known author events and also a gallery for William Maurers ar t and Steve Leimber gs photographs. We want our store to be a place wher e cus t omers will feel a sense of c ommunity wher e they can c onnect with like minded people, and of course have access to great literature! S ue attributes the success o f her business to her staff and customer base. Our staff has a deep knowledge of liter ature, and each of them brings a different talent and commitment to the team, Sue says. Cathy Schultz hasw orked at The Book Loft for o ver 11 years. She can grac iously answer almost any question about literature, classic and cur r e nt, and she has a sweetness and wit that is worth stopping by to experience for yourself. W esley Ber ninger has b een with the store for over 1 8 years and is responsible f or the amazing history collection the store offers. Phyllis Helmes is a dear friend of Sues and wears many hats at the stor e. Dan Rainwater and Elizabeth McKibben-Nee ar e the newest additions to the staf f a nd they both bring with t hem a wealth of knowledge a nd experience. We are thankful to be able to say that we are going str o ng after 25 years in busi ness. We want the community to know how deeply we appreciate their suppor t over the years. W e love having the o pportunity to serve the resid ents of Amelia Island and we h ope to continue to do so for many years to come, owner Sue Nelson says. So many of our customers have touched our lives and I hope in tur n we have cr eated good memories for them in s ome way, says Cathy. S top by The Book Loft o ver the weekend to help celebrate. There will be goodies to enjoy special discounts and, as always, great books! Lindsay Baer coor dinates the childr en s pr o grams, ar ranges special events and author signings, and writes them onthly newsletter for The B ook Loft. S CHOLARSHIPS E E l l e e c c t t i i o o n n s s S S u u p p e e r r v v i i s s o o r r Vicki P. Cannon, Nassau C ounty Supervisor of Elections, announces a $1,200 s cholarship through the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASEch 17. A pplications and details are available at 96135 N assau Place, Suite 3, Yulee, and at C annon will forward one finalist to the FSASE Scholarship Committee to represent Nassau County. The committee will select t hree winners from finalists throughout the state.C ontact the office at 4917500, 1-866-260-4301 or TDD 9 04-491-7510 or visit E E s s s s a a y y c c o o n n t t e e s s t t The Democratic Club of A melia Island announces the e Can Make aD ifference! Essay Contest for juniors and seniors at F ernandina Beach and Yulee high schools. Deadline for submissions is March 21.T wo winners will be awarded $500 for higher education. Contact your schools guidance office for information about topics, guidelines and the application form. W W o o m m a a n n s s C C l l u u b b Fernandina Beach W omans Club is currently r aising money to suppor t t heir scholarship fund. Scholarships are presented to senior women at Fernandina Beach High School and Yulee High School during the May meeting. Eligible FBHS and YHS s enior girls may pick up an a pplication in the high s chool guidance office. Deadline for applications is March 27. A A B B W W A A The Eight Flags Char ter Chapter of the American B usiness Womens Associat ion (ABW A) is of fering a s cholarship wor t h $2,000, f unded through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educa-tional Fund, to a female student who will be attending an accredited U.S. college, university or community/vocational school. Local appli c ants must be U.S. citizens; r e sidents of Nassau County; a ttending college in August and currently have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants should contact Dawn Lunt at with their full name and email addr ess. C omplete applications by M arch 31 at A minimum of thr e e eligible applications ar e required for the scholarship to be awar ded. The r ecipient will be noti fied in May. Visit www .abwa.or g E E A A A A s s c c h h o o l l a a r r s s h h i i p p C onsidering or working toward a career in an aviation related field? Planning on obtaining a private pilots license? Primary residence in Nassau County? Fernandina Beach Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA Chapter 942, will award its fifth annual Hughes Harper Memorial Aviation Emphasis Scholarship in the spring to one or more Nassau residents with an interest in pursuing a career or goal in aviation. Applications ar e at all Nassau County high schools, FSCJ-Nassau, or contact Calista Bestor at 2613692. Deadline is April 1. F F r r i i e e n n d d s s o o f f a a v v i i a a t t i i o o n n Friends of Fernandina Aviation is awarding $2,000 scholarships to Nassau County public high school seniors who wish to pursue a course of study or vocation in an aviation-related field. For information and applications visit, or your high school guidance office. For information, contact Jim McCannell at 2615831. Applications must be submitted to your guidance of fice by end of the school day April 4. K K i i w w a a n n i i s s C C l l u u b b The Kiwanis Club of Fernandina Beach is accepting applications for its FloydLyon Memorial Scholarship. Any senior attending either Fernandina Beach High or Y ulee High who has at least a 2.5 GPA and is looking to further their education by acquiring an associates degree or a vocational/technical cer tificate may apply The total scholarship awar d is for $3,000, given in $1,500 installments over two years. Application for ms and infor mation are available at your schools guidance office. A pplications must be submitted through the guidance o ffice by the end of the school day April 7. P P i i r r a a t t e e s s C C l l u u b b T he Fernandina Pirates Club, Inc. holds a scholarship essay contest for all Nassau County high school seniors. In addition to a coll ege award, the Pirates offer an award for a student enteri ng military service. Submit an essay by April 14 of at least 750 words on the subject of pirates or pirating: past, present or future, with proper citations and references. Studentsm ay attend school at home, in a public or private school, o r in another county, but must be a full-time resident o f Nassau County. The college award is a check for $500 to $1,500 payable to their school upon acceptance, for tuition and/or books. The military service awardee will receive a check for $500 upon completion of basic training. T he winner(s t he Pirates May 4 at the S hrimp Festival for a formal a nnouncement, photos and a wards. Visit www. N N C C C C D D C C Applications for the N assau County Community D evelopment Corporation ( NCCDC) Elmo Myers Memorial Scholarship, William H. Peck Memorial Scholarship and the Rychard-Lottie-Annie CookScholarship are now available at Fernandina Beach High School. The CookS cholarship is also available a t Y ulee High School. A pplications for the NCCDC General Scholarship ar e available at Hilliard, West Nassau and Yulee High schools. Applications are due by April 18. For informationc ontact your guidance office o r call 261-4396 or 261-4113. N N S S F F A A The Nassau Spor t Fishing Association will award the Johnny Thirsk Memorial Scholarship to a graduating senior attending a Nassau County highs chool. A $1,000 scholarship w ill be awarded to an outstanding senior. This is a r e newable, paid for two con secutive years for a total of $2,000. Applications must be postmarked by April 20. The certificate will be presented at the recipients SeniorA war ds Program. They and t heir family will also be invited to a Nassau Spor t Fishing Association monthly social meeting as guests. For details and applications visit spx?pageId=1774468. For information contact Shawn Arnold, 2014 NSFA Scholarship Committee, at 556-5531 or ashawn D D A A R R a a w w a a r r d d s s The Amelia Island Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution annual scholarship pr ogram is open to Nassau County graduating seniors. One outstanding student from each of the four Nassau County high schools will receive a check for $1,000 to help with their post-high school educational expenses. Applications and instr uctions are available at the guidance counselors office. Deadline for submission to the guidance office is noon April 1. An awards ceremony will be held April 26. For infor mation, contact the Amelia Island DAR Scholarship Chair man at 261-9455. M M u u s s i i c c s s c c h h o o l l a a r r s s h h i i p p Dave Turner Plumbing is accepting applications for the 2014 Dylan McCormick Memorial Music Scholarship. The scholarship is given in memory of Dylan McCor mick, who accidental ly drowned in March 2012. His love of the guitar inspired his parents, Phillip and Valerie McCormick, and extended family to offer this annual $500 scholarship. The scholarship is offered to Yulee High School seniors cur rently in music. Applications are available from the YHS music department. For information contact Andr ea T ur ner of Dave Turner Plumbing at 2773942. Applications may be mailed to Dave T ur ner Plumbing, 474390 State Road 200, Fer nandina Beach, FL 32041. Deadline is April 30. matter and is not recommended for those under 14. Actor Sinda Nichols says, Almost ever yone has a stor y or memor y about a certain column they remember. When I first read the play, I was captured not only by the humor in the story, but also by Landers braver y and conviction to bring up difficult topics. For the past thr ee years, Nichols has been per for ming the role of Emily Dickinson in The Belle of Amherst as a touring production. She plans to take The Lady With All the Answers on the r oad too, and is pleased to start in Fer nandina Beach. When asked if Ann Landers and Emily Dickinson had any similarities, Nichols says, They each had an enormous inner fire and passion for life, and a love of language and writing. However, Dickinson avoided the public eye while Landers thrived in the celebrity spotlight. Tickets for The Lady With All the Answers are $15, with open seating in ACTs Studio Theatre at 209 Cedar St. Pur chase at ameliacommunitytheatre.or g or call 261-6749 for tick ets and infor mation. the 1979 Y oung Ar tists C ompetition in Bratislava. O dair is based in Brussels where he teaches at Ecole Suprieure des Arts. Sr gio resides in San Francisco, where he is on the faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory. The AICMFs Expect the Unexpected theme will continue in May with 13 star -studded per for mances, including members of the Guar neri String Quar tet, cellist Zuill Bailey folk ensemble Canary in the Coal Mine and the Brooklyn Rider String Quartet, a group of classically trained musicians that the Los Angeles T imes called one of the wonders of contemporar y music. writer and entertainer Paul W illiams, creator of hits for The Carpenters, Barbra S treisand and even Kermit. The series also features t he music of Simon & Garfunkel, A Salute to America featuring the United States Naval Academy Glee Club, H oliday Pops, music of the Mad Men era led by New Y ork Pops Music Director Steven Reineke, romantic h its of Broadway and Hollywood on Valentines Weekend, a tribute to the late Marvin Hamlisch, and Classic Soul featuring chart-toppers from Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and more. High-profile special e vents in the new season are sure to draw thousands o f new and returning concertgoers, including an opera-in-concert production of Gershwins Porgy and Bess. The holiday season brings Americas romantic piano sensation J im Brickman, a Classical Holiday led by Michael B utterman, as well as Handels Messiah, First Coast Nutcracker and Holiday Pops. Other starstudded events include the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman, and events without orchestra featuring The K ings Singers and G arrison Keillor. J acksonville Symphony season ticket subscribers have the oppor t unity to purchase tickets to special events before they go on sale to the general public. For those who prefer d aytime events, the Mayo C linic Coffee Series offers t he best of Jacksonville S ymphony Or c hestra popu lar and classical variety. Highlights such as Ravels Boler o and T c haikovsky s Fifth Symphony as well as the music of Simon & Garfunkel and theM arvin Hamlisch tribute. S eason tickets are now a vailable by calling the Jacksonville Symphony box office at 904.354.5547. For infor mation, log on to jaxsymphony .or g, like them on Facebook at facebook. com/ JaxSymphony or follow them on Twitter@ jaxsymphony. JEO Continued from 1B ASSAD Continued from 1B A CT Continued fr om 1B AR T W ORKS A A r r t t g g r r a a n n t t s s Individual artists may apply for funding through the Art Ventures fund of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida at www .jaxcf.or g/apply (click on The Arts). Eligibility and guidelines are also available on the website. The deadline for all applications is June 5 at 5 p.m. After reviewing the application, prospective grantees may attend an optional learning session. Ther e is no cost to attend, but registration is required. A link is Lear ning session dates are: April 1, 4 p.m., The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida Riverfront Conference Room, 245 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville; April 2, 3 p.m., Thrasher Horne Center for the Arts, 283 College Drive, Orange Park; April 3, 11 a.m. at Flagler College, Markland Hall, 103 King St., St. Augustine; and April 15, 7 p.m., Island Ar t Association, 18 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach (no r egistration r equir ed, but please contact the galler y at 261-7020 for details). Visual and performing artists based in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau or St. Johns counties ar e eligible to apply for grants of up to $3,500 to help advance their work. For mor e infor mation contact Amy Crane, pr ogram director, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, at (904 356-4483 or ACrane@jaxcf. org. A A r r t t c c l l a a s s s s e e s s Ar tist Bill Maur er holds sketch classes ever y Thursday at 10 a.m. Meet at Amelia Island Coffee Shop, then have fun sketching a round town. Fee is $40. Call 261-8276 for information. Maur e r holds water color classes Fridays from 1:30-4 p.m. at St. Peters Episcopal Chur ch, Room 201. Cost is $210 for six sessions or a $40 drop-in fee. All levels welcome. Learn to paint in watercolors with Maurer, author of Sketches of Amelia Island and Fer nandina Beach. Call 2618276. Visit www.maurerfinear A A r r t t i i s s t t o o f f t t h h e e m m o o n n t t h h Linda E. Green is the featured artist of the month of March at the Island Art Association, 18 N. Second St. Her work for this exhibit is entitled, Color in Context. Gr een works in the medium of soft pastel. Her paintings feature scenes of local marshes, the New Jersey countryside and New Orleans. She joined the IAA when she moved to the island in 2012 and is a member of the Thursday Painters. She also exhibits with Car ol W inner at galler y c. F F r r e e e e k k i i d d s s c c l l a a s s s s e e s s The Island Art Association Education Center, 18 N. Second St., offers free art classes for childr en. Upcoming classes include: Mar ch 17, Pr eschool Art for ages 3-5, with an adult,1011 a.m., led by Diane Hamburg March 17 Afternoon Art for ages 6-12, 1-3 p.m., led by Anne Howden Mar ch 29, Childr en s Art, for ages 6-9, 10-11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.12:15 p.m., led by Anne Howden Middle School Art, for ages 10-13, 1-2:15 p.m., led by Anne Howden March 31, Afternoon Art, for ages 6-12, 3:30-5:30 p.m., led by Anne Howden C lasses are free with all art materials furnished. Student must be pr e -r egister ed. Call the Island Art Association Gallery at 261-7020. P P a a i i n n t t i i n n g g w w o o r r k k s s h h o o p p s s The Island Art Association, 18 N. Second St., will host Tony van Hasselt in a plein air watercolor workshop March 21-25. Choose a thr eeor fiveday option. Tuition is $425 for thr ee days or $595 for five. Call 1-800-248-6449 or email m. Impressionist painter Elio Camacho will hold a workshop April 3-5 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. titled Color Intensive Still Life Oil Painting. Fee is $345. The goal is to give students the foundation to expr ess themselves. A minimum of eight students is required. All levels welcome. Email or call (510 message. Contact the Island Art Association at www .islandar t. or g or call 261-7020. A A r r t t i i s s t t s s B B o o o o k k s s A Longstitch Artist Sketchbooks with Painted Covers workshop will be held on April 12 at the Island Ar ts Education Center, 18 N. Second St., fr om 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Make a multi-signatur e jour nal with your own painting on the cover: and something new: a recycled box cover as well. The binding is exposed stitch binding, also known as longstitch, with its decorative pattern on the spine: the variations ar e end less. Needles, bookbinding thread of a variety of colors, beads, cutting tools, paper and paint are part of the fee of $75. For information, contact Eliza Holliday at or 556-2517.


HOME & GARDEN BRIEFS B B e e a a c c h h w w a a l l k k Join Walkin Nassau on Mar ch 15 at 10 a.m. for a South Island Beach W alk, a long the beach on the south e nd of Amelia Island. Meet at A melia Island State Park the last left turn at the south end of the island befor e the bridge. Ther e is a parking fee of $3. For more information contact Jane Bailey at dnjbai or 2619 884. C C o o n n f f e e d d e e r r a a t t e e g g a a r r r r i i s s o o n n Fort Clinch State Park will host a Confederate Garrisone vent on March 15 from 9 a .m.-5 p.m. and March 16 fr om 9 a.m.-noon. Interact with living historians to experience life in the for t as it was in 1861. The grounds will be bustling with soldiers in period costumes involved in firing demonstrations, marching drills, cooking and daily activities. Ladies in their dr esses, sutlers displaying their wares and drummer boys bring ever y part of the civil war era to life. Fees include the $6 per vehicle park entrance fee plus $2 per person fort admission. Contact the park at 277-7274 or visit www.FloridaState Parks.or g. P P l l a a n n t t c c l l i i n n i i c c On March 17, County Extension Director/Horticulture Agent Becky Jordi will conduct a Plant Clinic at the Yulee Extension office, f r om 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. H ome-owners are encoura ged to bring samples of problems in their landscape. Problems will be identified and solutions will be of fered. There is no fee for this service. For information, visit http://nassau.ifas. or call the of fice at 879-1019. N N a a t t i i v v e e p p l l a a n n t t s s o o c c i i e e t t y y Florida Native Plant Society, Ixia Chapter, will meet Mar ch 20, 6:30 p.m., at the Regency Squar e Library, 9900 Regency Squar e Blvd., Jacksonville. Ixia member and butter fly expert Bill Berthet will present, Locating, observing, and photographing butterfly sites in Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces in China, including a visit to the first wonder of the world, The Stone Forest and The Naigu Stone Forest S.E. of Kunming. The meet ing is free and open to the public. Visit http://ixia.fnps or call (904 655-2550 for information. C C o o o o k k i i n n g g c c l l a a s s s s Amelia Island Culinary Academy demonstration classes with Chef Bill Thompson continue March 22 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at 232 N. Second St. Enjoy a fun class with Thompson demonstrating cooking techniques. The menu will featur e appe tizers adobo pork sate, chimichur ri, melon shooters, pancetta crisp, balsamic syrup and chili-lime peanuts. Tastings follow. Fee is $35. For registration email B B e e e e k k e e e e p p i i n n g g w w o o r r k k s s h h o o p p The UF/IF AS Nassau County Extension Service will host a Beekeeping for Beginners workshop on March 22 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Extension office at 543350 US 1, Callahan. Hear presentations on bee biology, beekeeping equipment, get ting star ted, managing your beehives, the how-to s of harvesting honey, regulations, inspections and Africanized bees, followed by a question and answer with the experts. Beekeeping vendors will raf fle off equipment and offer supplies for pur chase. Registration is $15/person or $20/couple to cover materials. Lunch is provided and sponsored by Farm Credit. Participants pay by cash or c heck at the door and may w ant to bring extra cash for t he raffle and to purchase equipment. Register by March 20 by calling (904 879-1019. B B i i r r d d c c l l u u b b The Nassau County Bir d Club will meet on Mar ch 22 a t 8 a.m., rain or shine, for an o uting at Egans Cr e ek Greenway, located behind the Atlantic Recreation Center 2500 Atlantic Ave., and acr oss the street from For t Clinch State Park. The Greenway is on the Gr eat Florida Birding Trail. It is a dynamic landscape featuring salt marsh, hardwood hammock, a reclaimed freshwater swamp and coastal hammock. Bring binoculars, field guide, bug juice, sun screen, rain gear and water. For information call CarolW yatt at 261-9272 or email R R i i v v e e r r c c l l e e a a n n u u p p The 2014 St Marys River Celebration will be held Mar ch 22 fr om 8 a.m.-noon, followed by a celebration at White Oak Plantation for vol unteers. T ickets will be issued that volunteers can be redeem for a T-shirt at the celebration. Volunteers from four counties will scour the shorelines of the rivers, lakes and streams of the St Marys River system, r emoving thou sands of pounds of trash from the waterway and its banks. For information or to register call Dean Woehrle at (904 Nassau Beautiful at 261-0165. G G a a r r d d e e n n S S o o c c i i a a l l Fer nandina Mulch & Stone, on A1A just west of the Shave Bridge, will hold its 2014 Spring Garden Social on April 3 from 4-5:30 p.m. The free event will feature guest speaker Rebecca Jordi, extension dir ector for Nassau County and a UF/IFAS (Institute of Food and Agricultur e Science) faculty member Jordi will discuss proper tree planting and how to best recuperate from winter and get ready for spring. Mike Brown and his Batch 501 team will pr ovide mouthwatering bites and feature Batch 501 s bloody Mary cocktail drink mix. Fernandina Mulch and Stone will also give away door prizes. Register online at H OMES F R IDAY M A RCH 14, 2014News-Leader 6 B CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK BUSINESSCARDBILLBOARD FARMERS MARKETS The Amelia Farmers Market is proud to introduce its newest vendor, Goodness Snows Artisanal Truffles and Chocolate. Wendy fell in love with chocolate at a young age. While w atching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, she was inspired by the artisticn ature chocolate could be given and fell in love with the art of creating something beautiful a nd also delicious. Wendy and her husband, Ted, have set themselves apart by using only the finest ingredients. They start with the freshest Belgian cocoa beans, then enhance their chocolate with c ocoa butter. Clean Ridge Soaps signature bar soaps are m ade with honey and plants from local farms, olive, jojoba, palm and coconut oils, beeswax a nd rosemary oil. A best-seller is the Moisture Soap, blended with 11 oils and butters. Clean Ridge also offers liquid soaps, lip balms, lotions and shampoos. The popular Simple Shampoo is lightly scented with lemon verbena. P astries by Andrea is at the market every Saturday with a gourmet line of healthy bakedg oods made with organic ingredients and several items for gluten-free shoppers. The freshe st coffee is found at Flagship coffees, a microbatch roaster of 100 percent organic Arabica coffee beans sourced from Direct Trade or Certified Fair-Trade farms. Every Saturday Simply Savory Olive Oils has its award-winning extra-virgin olive oil from an olive estate in the Southern Peloponnese outside of Sparta, Greece. Enjoy samples of the Original Extra Virgin, Garlic, Blood Orange, Lemon, Black Truffle and Greek seasoningi nfused olive oils, which are bottled before y our eyes. All About U.S. featur es wild Alaskan s ockeye salmon from Bristol Bay. Cold Smoked Nova salmon, Trappers Cabin Hot Smoked salmon and Alaska Weathervane Scallops also are available. Pick up a recipe booklet, too. Jon of Meteor Str eet Produce sources his produce from a variety of small farms and hiso wn garden, which is a certified nursery where h e gr ows organic vegetables and herbs for m arket. He also has organic dry goods and several types of tea and herbal tea. Sign up for the E-Mail Newsletter at The Amelia Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Shops of the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. No pets, please. Call 491-4872 or visit A melia Islands popular farmers market, The Fernandina Beach Market Place, is opene very Saturday on North Seventh Street from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. with over 30 true farmers market e xhibitors and vendors. Find the seasonal produce, plants, baked pastries and jams youd expect to see in an open-air farmers market, but the Market Place also has some unique vendors, too. A Natural W ave Soap has homemade bath and body products featuring natural oils and fragrances. Stopb y their booth and check out the March Madness 2-for-1 specials. A melia Pasta brings homemade linguini, spaghetti, orzo and more that are all natural, low-fat, low-carb and low-sodium. These vegan pastas are cholesterol free and contain no eggs or fillers. No sauce is required. Stop by and p ick up one of their delicious free recipes. Short and Sweet, home of the 50-calorie c upcake, now has gluten-free options like brownies and cupcakes; stop by their booth to l earn more. If you havent tried these tasty little treats, be sure to ask for a free sample. ARS Cake Creations is always experimenting with new flavors. Their Mango Pineapple Habenero is currently a favorite; and the two new berry offerings are perfect for those comforting peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Returning to the market this week are Moore Pigs and their delicious pork products, and Magnolia Hills, specializing in herbs; she w ill be introducing her heirloom tomatoes. M ar ch 15, the Fernandina Beach Market P lace will feature a special treat with the Island Chamber Singers, who will promote their upcoming classical jazz concert on March 28 (7 p.m.) and March 30 (3 p.m. Brubeck and George Shearing music in classical vocal style. The Fernandina Beach Market Place farme rs market provides a family environment, w her e well-behaved pets are welcomed every S aturday of the year. Visit or call 557-8229 to learn more, including how to become a vendor or to feature your brick and mortar business for free. N L / P S A SUBMITTED Terry and Taryn Evans of Creative Garden Structures will return to the Amelia Island Garden Show, April 19 and 20 in Central Park, with their native plants, bird, bee and bat boxes, above, rain barrels, green roof sheds and more. This vendors for the birds (and bats and bees) T he Amelia Island Garden S how is pleased to announce t hat Terry and Taryn Evans o f Creative Garden Structures w ill return to the 2014 show, set for April 19 and 20 in Central Park, downtown Fernandina Beach. W ith a belief in sustainable g arden practices, Creative G arden Structures will have p roducts that reflect their philosophy including Florida n ative plants, bird, bee and bat boxes, rain barrels, green roof sheds and other small structures, arbors and small handmade garden accessories. C reative Garden Structures r ecommends building a good b ackyard habitat for birds by starting with native plants they enjoy like an American Beautyber r y. Beautyberry is an easy and fast-gr owing native that can be large and rambling enough for an unused cornero f your landscape, but prunes w ell if you want to keep it in b ounds. During part of the y ear it does lose its leaves, but t he purple berries linger t hrough the winter, which makes all kinds of fruit-loving songbirds happy. Come celebrate Nature in f ull bloom on the third weeke nd in April when Southeast T ourism Societys Top 20 E vent, the Amelia Island Garden Show, celebrates its f ifth year at Central Park. For two days, April 19 and 20, Mother Nature will show off her brightest colors in an array of botanical wondersf rom nurseries and growers s howcasing flowers, fer ns, f ruit trees, palms, orchids, native plants, herbs, container gar d ens, succulents, bam boo, r oses, butter fly-friendly plants, shr ubs and more, complemented by garden accessories such as pottery, outdoorw all and fence dcor, furniture a nd more. F or both days, on-site e xperts will answer your quest ions about gardening and how t o green your home, yard and garden. Stop for an encounter with the raptors presented by ARC, the bird of prey rehabili tation center. ARC is dedicate d to raptor rehabilitation, educ ation and research, and i ncreasing awareness of Floridas raptors and the habit ats in which they live. Enjoy gourmet foods and the Picnic Bench Dining Court, from fresh pastries and a coffee for breakfast to taking a break forl unch. A two-day pass for Satur day a nd Sunday is $5. Admission for Sunday only is $4. Children under 12 ar e fr e e and please, no pets. V isit www Call 491-4872 or visit m to sign up for the emailn ewsletter.


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The local guy since 1984 Quit Paying Too Much!Operator or door replacements Broken springs Cables Transmitter replacement Stripped gears Service for all makes & models904-277-2086GARAGE DOOR & OPERATOR SYSTEMS Re-Roofing Is Our Specialty C C O O A A S S T T A A L L R R O O O O F F I I N N G G S S Y Y S S T T E E M M S SNassau Countys Largest Roofing & Siding Contractor Serving Satisfied Homebuilders & Homeowners Since 1993 Re-Roofing New Roofing Siding Soffit & Fascia261-2233Free EstimatesACoastal Building Systems Co CCC-057020 HOME REPAIRHOME INSPECTIONSSTATE CERTIFIEDLocally Owned &Operated904-491-4383 Florida GardenerLawn MaintenanceMowing, trimming,edging&blowing Pruning and weedingOrganic Fertilization All Natural Fertilization Soil Replenishment with Microbes CornGluten Lawn TreatmentsLandscapeFlower Beds and Plantings Florida Friendly Design Hydroseeding & SodSprinkler System ExpertsInstallations Tune-ups and maintenance plans Repairs and valve locating( ( 9 9 0 0 4 4 ) ) 7 7 5 5 3 3 1 1 5 5 3 3 7 7www.FloridaGardenerInc.comLicensed & Insured Call a News-Leader AD-Visor at 261-3696 and let them help you put the Service Directory to work for you. 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Call 261-3696 6Seamless Aluminum GuttersFINANCINGAVAILABLE When It Rains Be Prepared.(904261-1940LICENSED&INSUREDLowell Duster AMELIA ISLAND GUTTERS ANY TIMEWindow &House Cleaning (904) 583-6331 PRESSURE WASHINGRAYOROURKEHouses Trailers Patios Driveways etc. Exterior WindowsWood Decks Cleaned & ResealedFREEESTIMATES261-4353 PRESSURE WASHING CONSTRUCTION Patios Sidewalks & driveway add-ons, starting at$749Wewill meet or beat any reasonable quotes .Highest Quality Lowest PricesLicensed & BondedOffice: (904 Cell: (904 THIS SPACE AVAILABLEAdvertise In The News-Leader Service Directory! Call 261-3696 and find out how to put your advertising dollars to work for you! THIS SPACE AVAILABLEAdvertise In The News-Leader Service Directory! Call 261-3696 and find out how to put your advertising dollars to work for you! Place an Ad! Call 261-3696 THIS SPACE AVAILABLEAdvertise In The News-Leader Service Directory! Call 261-3696 and find out how to put your advertising dollars to work for you! 904-277-6700Weekly SWIMMINGPOOLSERVICEPool Resurfacing &Brick Paver work ANNOUNCEMENTS 1 02 Lost & Found Guaranteed Salary plus bonuses and a flexible schedule!Weare looking to add two energetic and outgoing people with great communication skills to our winning team as express lane service advisor.If you can provide excellent customer service and love to meet new people we have an exciting career opportunity available.This position is fast-paced and requires the ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time.You will need to be organized, efficient, and motivated. We offer Health and Dental Insurance, 401k, vacation and holiday pay, and other benefits.Basic knowledge of automobiles is preferred, but not required.Anyone with customer service/restaurant experience encouraged to apply. This position will include training with excellent advancement opportunities as well as multiple bonus opportunities.Toapply send resume to FOUND CLASS RING in parking lot. Please call 261-0628 to identify. If You Have Lost Your Pet please check the Nassau Humane Societyf acility located at 671 Airport Rd. next t o the airport (904 Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078 License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers license building (904 LOST HAND CARVED WALKING CANE in vicinity of Amelia Park at Dr. Cus office. Sticker on cane w/ownersn ame. If found, pls call 904-261-6609. 104 Personals DEVOTED, Affectionate Professional Couple will help you, unconditionally love & be hands on with your baby; maintain contact. Allowed expenses paid. Doug & Liz (800 FL#0342521. ANF 1 05 Public Notice ALL REAL ESTATE Advertised Herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or the intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. The News-Leader will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an e qual opportunity basis. If you believe that you may have been discriminated against in c onnection with the sale, rental or financing of housing, call the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD 1(800 t he hearing impaired 1(800 9275. EMPLOYMENT 2 01 Help Wanted H IRING ALL POSITIONS Full or part -time. T urner Ace Hardw are (904 261-5270. OFFICE ASSISTANT/TYPIST A melia Island Full time Weekdays. $10/hour. We are seeking a self motiv a ted individual to join our staff Position requires Excellent Typing Skills, Data Entry and Customer S ervice. Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft W ord, Ex c el and Outlook. P revious office experience required. Benefits include Health/Life Insurance, 4 01k, V acation. Email resume with t yping speed, qualifications and references to M ARKET RESEARCH I nterviewing v isitors Amelia Island. No selling. PT Flex Hrs. Good Pay. FAX 813-223-2986 o r surv ey@rds-surv ey .com DENTAL HYGIENIST A friendly local family dental practice is looking for an energetic part-time dental hygienist. Florida RDH required. Send resume to: a o r Amelia Gentle Dentistry 1699 S 14th St. #21, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 2 01 Help Wanted 2 01 Help Wanted THE SURF RESTAURANT is now hiring for all positions including front of the house management & k itchen management. Accepting applications Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm. 3199 S. Fletcher Ave. DAYS INN seeking assistant housek eeper, laundry attendant, and room attendants. Please apply in person, 2707 Sadler Rd. No phone calls. HIRING COUNTER SERVICE & DAYTIME COOK for high volume resturant. Please bring resume to Timotis, 21 N. 3rd St. Interviews will b e scheduled based on resume. D ENTAL HYGIENIST NEEDED for Fernandina Beach general practice. Experience preferred. Digital X-Rays, Dentrix. Benefits, Vacation and 401k. G reat office. Please email resume to: f o r fax to (904 2 61-8181 LOCAL AGENCY HAS 2 POSITIONS AVAILABLE Candidates must be at least 25 years of age and have a clean driving record. Apply in person at 941510 Old Nassauville Rd. FB 32034. Phone: 904-206-4120. (1esidential Assistant: M-F, 4pm to Mid. (2 P rogram Coordinator: M-F Hours vary. Must have supervisory experience and have worked in the Human Services f ield. LOCAL REAL ESTATE COMPANY now hiring for full time management s taff position. Forty hours per week w ith fixed schedule. Fax resume to 261-9479. DENTAL ASSISTANT NEEDED for F e rnandina Beach gener al pr actice. Experience preferred. Digital X -Rays, Dentrix and Cerec. Benefits, Vacation and 401k. Great office. Please email resume to: o r fax to (904 F RONT OFFICE RECEPTIONIST for medical practice. Please forward resume to P .O Bo x 16363, F ernandina Beach, FL 32035. JANITOR Immediate opportunity with Martex Services on Amelia Island for a reliable janitor. Work includes policing grounds in a resort community, cleaning common areas, trash remo v al, etc.. Full time -must be able to work week ends and holida ys. Reliable transportation and clean driving record required. Experience preferred. Ex cellent benefits and compensation. F AX resume to 9042 61-0821 or call 904-261-5364. E LIZABETH POINTE LODGE P/T f ront desk to do night audit 3pm11pm. Must work weekends. Please apply in person, 98 S. Fletcher Ave. C DL-A TEAM OWNER OPERATORS $ 2500 lease incentive! Team dedicated routes. Great revenue & regular weekly home time! (888 I ndustries, ANF REAL ESTATE COMPANY now hiring h ousekeepers. Best pay on Amelia and flexible schedules. Saturdays mandatory. (904 REGIONAL MEDIA COMPANY is looking for an Advertising Salesperson. I deal candidate will be a self-starter with a proven record of successful advertising sales. Competitive salary with benefits package. Submit resume to: H.R., P.O. Box 16766-B, F ernandina Beach, FL 32035. DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $700/wk. No experience needed. Local CDL tr aining. Job ready in 15 days. 1888-368-1964. ANF E XPERIENCED OTR FLATBED DRIVERSearn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to qualified drivers. Home most weekends. (843 / www bulldoghiw a y .com EOE. ANF SERVERS & COOK for fast paced f amily resturant. Experience required f or F/T lunch & dinner schedule. EOE. Apply 2-4pm only. Sonns BBQ, Fern. Bch. Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process medical claims from home. Call the F ederal Trade Commission to find out how to spot medical billing scams. 1(877TC-HELP. A message from theN ews-Leader and the FTC. T HE AMELIA ISLAND CLUB is hiring for various full time, part-time and seasonal positions to include:C ulinary, Golf Cart & Bag Attendants, S ervers, Pool Attendants. Please go online www .ameliaislandclub .com to view current opportunities and apply. (904 E XPERIENCED CABINET INSTALLER WANTED F T w/benefits. Must have current valid FL drivers license. Physically fit, heavy lifting required. P a y based on experience. Drug free w orkplace. Apply in person, Mooney's Custom Woodworks, 1854 S. 8th St. No calls. CDL-A COMPANY TEAMS 51 cpm to start ALL MILES. Late Model Trucks. Must Qualify for Hazmat Endorsement. Sign-On Bonus PAID at Orientation! 1866-204-8006 2 01 Help Wanted DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner E nterprises: 1-855-515-8447 R ESIDENCE INN Amelia Island n ow hiring for the following positions: Housekeeping, Front Desk, Food & Beverage. Applicant must be able to work flex shifts, holidays and weekends. NO phone calls please. A pplications and Resumes accepted 2301 Sadler Road. EEOC OSPREY VILLAGE Now Hiring M aintenance Tech 1 F ull time hours, competitive hourly wages, generous PTO plan, Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, Life, 401K. Job Duties include: Normal Home Maintenance,w orking on and changing out major appliances, pressure washing, preventive maintenance work, etc. Please apply on line: www -osprey v 2 04 Work Wanted F EMALE CONTRACTOR LOOKING FOR ANY WORK Everything! Sweat equity, DIY. Fully licensed, insured. ( 904)535-9848 HANDYMAN Int. & ext. work. 15 y ears exp. No job too big. Senior & war vet discounts. Call (904-7608. SEEKING P/T OFFICE OR ADMIN WORK Excellent phone, people and o ffice skills. Highly organized. (904 2 06-2270 or email E DUCATION 3 01 Schools & Instruction AIRLINE CAREERS Begin Here Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing &f inancial aid for qualified students. Job p lacement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877 9260, www ANF NURSING CAREERS Begin Here G et trained in months, not years. Small c lasses, no waiting list. Financial aid for qualified students. Apply now at Centura Institute Orlando (8883 219. ANF 3 06 Lessons/Classes GYMNASTICS POWER CAMP Springs, Tucks, Aerials, etc.Bean School of Dance, 25 N. 3rd St.I nstructor: Barbara Book. Sat. Mar. 15, 9am-12noon. Cost: $35 in advance, $40 at door. Minimum age: 7. (904 FARMS & ANIMALS 5 03 Pets/Supplies BEAUTIFUL PUREBRED BORDER COLLIE PUPPIES Most with blue eyes. Call (904 M ERCHANDISE 6 01 Garage Sales NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALE River Glen off A1A & Edwards Rd. (by I-95). 65092 Mossy Creek Ln., Yulee. Sat.3 /15, from 7am-3pm. HUGE GARAGE SALE 86012 John St., Yulee (close to Felmor Rd.) Sat. & S un., 9am-3pm. Fridge, doors, e ntertainment center, plus sized c lothes, household items. DAR ESTATE SALE Saturday only, 3/22, Kelley Pest Control Bldg., corner of South 10th & Lime St. 8am-2pm. Wide variety of items from many different homes. Rain or shine. MARSH LAKES COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE Fri. 3/21 & Sat. 3/22, 9am. State Road 200 across from Piney Island. Come check out all the fabulous finds! ESTATE SALE 1611 Geddes Ln., Amelia Park. Fri. 3/14, 12 noon-3pm &S at. 3/15, 9am-3pm. Furniture, lamps, s mall appliances, linens and more. See Craigs list for more information. Do not park in the alley. No earlys hopping. Cash only GARAGE SALE Sat. 3/15, 9am-2pm. Household items, tools, home d ecorations, clothes, books. 2174 K etch Ct., F.B.


8B F RIDAY M ARCH 14 2014 CLASSIFIEDS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK B usinesses for Sale(serious buyers only)C af steady clientele turkey o peration Convenience store great location Caf or deli operation easy lease up termsWarehouse in Yulee -Lease 2 ,000 SF w/ 3 offices & 10 ft bay d oor @ $1,500 mo. 2 ,000 SF w/ 2 bay doors @ $1,200 mo. 3,500 SF w/ office @ $1,750 mo. O ffice Space Lease F ull service office suites from $275 O ld School House 712 SF @ $750 C orporate Suite 1,000 SF r educed to $1,250 R etail Office 1,900 SF office condo now only $165,000 1,500 SF office condo now only $ 110,000 2 ,000 SF retail reduced to $315,000 just off CentreSt. Commercial loans from 4.25% n ow is the time to buy!Amelia Coastal RealtyACRFL.comContact: Phil Griffin T : 904.556.9140 E : RENTALS 904.261.4066LASSERRER eal Estate, Inc.www.lasserrerealestate.comRESIDENTIAL L ONG TERM RENT ALS 3BR/2BA home on Lofton Creek 2,600 s q.ft.,dock,garage/workshop,large lot, gourmet kitchen,many other bonuses. $ 1,950/mo.Plus utilities. 2491 Captain Hook Drive 3br 2ba $ 1,500 + utilities 2BR/1BA MH on Island $800.00/mo. incl.yard maint.V A CA TION RENT AL AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHLY 2BR/1BA Ocean-view.487 S.Fletcher. A cross the street from the beach.All util,wi-fi,TV & phone. 3BR/3BA townhome in Sandpiper Loop $ 1850/wk plus taxes&cleaning fee. 1801 S.Fletcher 2BR/1BA furnished B each Cottage,monthly rental great for extended vacations,winter rental, o rlonger.Public beach access close, call office to inspect now vacant.C OMMER C IAL 13 & 15 North 3rd Street,Historic D istrict 1500 + Sq.Ft.$2,400.00/mo. Two 800sf Office/Retail spaces,can be j oined for one,1,600 sq ft space,AIA n ext to Peacock Electric $12/sq.ft + C AM & Tax Amelia Park Unit B small office (2 r ooms) with bath,576 sq.ft.$1050/mo. + sales tax. 1839 S.8th St.adjacent to Huddle H ouse,1,800 sq.ft.$1700/ + tax.Sale also considered. PALMETTOWALKSH OPPINGCE NTER1200 square foot. $1600 monthly I ncluding all fees. C C a a l l l l A A l l9 9 0 0 4 4 3 3 1 1 0 0 5 5 4 4 5 5 4 4 S S T T O O R R E E F F O O R R R R E E N N T T W/D Connections Large Closets Private Patios Sparkling Pool Tennis Courts Exercise Room Close to schools &shopping. 20 minutes to JacksonvilleCall Today!(9041Bedroom Special$525/mo.37149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 Sat. /Sun. by Appt.Eastwood OaksAPARTMENTS 37149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 Sat. /Sun. by Appt. City Apartments with Country Charm! 863 Office OFFICE SPACE Downtown Centre Street. Call PDQ Property Management (904. RED OTTER CENTER 3 charming, a mple spaces. Safe, secure, private. C all Ben (904 EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office s pace from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft. Includes utilities, Internet, common area receptionist, conference room, break room, & security. For info call (904 SPACE AVAILABLE Amelias premier business address on Sadler Rd. From one office to an entire floor. Must see. ( 904)557-1817 864 Commercial/Retail RED OTTER CENTER 1050 sq. ft. G reat visibility. Available May 15th. Call Ben (904 8 66 Wanted to Rent P ROFESSIONAL WOMAN NEEDS unfurnished non-smoking house/condo on island, 2BR minimum, w/fencedy ard. May 1st or 15th. (904 TRANSPORTATION 901 Automobiles 2 004 TOYOTA AVALON Priced to s ell quickly. $3,900. Great condition & well maintained through Toyota Service. Call for details (904 2394. 1998 CHEVY BLAZER 4X4 2nd o wner 133,000 miles. $2800. Call ( 904)261-6964. 859 Homes-Furnished FULLY FURNISHED, NON SMOKING for rent in Lofton Pointe. 3BR/2BA + b onus room & garage. $1350/mo. Call Anna (904 860 Homes-Unfurnished Y ULEE COTTAGE 2 BR/1BA, CH&A, fenced, separate storage shed. $725/ mo. First & last + $1000 deposit. Available Jan 1st. Call (904 V ISITwww.chaplinwilliamsrentals. c om f or the most recent information on Long Term Rentals. Updated Daily. Chaplin Williams Rentals, The Area's Premier Rental Company 8 61 Vacation Rentals OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA. Call (904 Realtor, for special rates. 8 58 Condos-Unfurnished FOREST RIDGE on Amelia Island. 3BR/2BA condo. Washer & dryer, pool, tennis courts. 2 blocks to beach.$ 850/mo. No smoking. No lease. Call (904 A MELIA LAKES CONDOSLiving in P aradise 1 /1 and 2/2 deluxe condos in gated, lakeside community with 24/7 fitness ctr, resort-style pool, tennis & more! Lots of upgrades! Starting atj ust $749/mo! Call Tammy for our s pring special at (904 A MELIA LAKES 2 BR/2BA, gated, ground floor, W/D. No smoking. Service animals only. $925/mo. + dep. (904 NICE 1BR/1BA CONDO available March 1 at Amelia Lakes. Pool & workout center on site, great views of lake from screened balcony. Rent$ 750/mo. Contact owner at 206-1370. 858 Condos-Unfurnished 8 56 Apartments U nfurnished WHY RENT??? OWNWITH NO MONEY DOWN and pay JUST $653/ mo OWN your brand new 3BR/2BA home at Cypress Trails. Build equity,e njoy tax savings & pride of ownership! C all now (904 $132,652, 0 down, bal financed 30 yrs at 4.25% USDA fixed OAC, EHO M URRAY HILL APARTMENTS R ental assistance on 2 & 3 BR HC & n on HC accessible apartments. W/D hookups. Water, sewer & trash provided. Call 904-261-2937 TDD/TTY7 11, 1655 Lime St. FB Fl 32034. This institution is an equal oppurtunity provider & employer. EFFICIENCY APT 1BR/1BA downtown with WA & DR. $650/mo. Call P DQ Property Management (904 7120 for info. POST OAK APTS (904 Affordable living located at 996 Citrona Dr. Fernandina Beach, FL. Rent starts at $597 per month. Central a/c. 2 bedroom apts avail. immediately. TDD Hearing Impaired n umber #711This institution is an e qual opportunity provider and emp loyer. Equal Housing Opportunit REAL ESTATE R ENTALS 852 Mobile Homes A FFORDABLE LIVING B ring your RV to live on a campground for $425/ mo. All utilities included. Ask about senior citizen special. (904 4 BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME on one acre located on Lil William Rd. $900/mo. + $900 deposit. ( 904)753-2155 or 753-2156 S TATIONARY RVS f or rent weekly or monthly. Call (904 YULEE nice SW 3BR/1.5BA, $650/ m o. water & sewer incl. Also, 2BR SW r ent to own available, $650/mo. Water i ncl. (904 817 Other Areas UP TO 9 ACRES from $14,900. Mountain cabin only $89,900. Access to lake & trout stream. Views of the Atlanta skyline. 45 minutes fromN orthern Atlanta. Priced below d eveloper cost. Call (866 17. ANF BUY MOUNTAIN PROPERTY AT BELOW COST Streamfront acreage. 2 nicely wooded acres w/mountain v iews, private streamfront & springhead. Loaded w/mature hardwoods. Gentle building site. Private paved roads, municipal water, underground p ower, fiber optic, more. Just $19,900. Excellent financing. Only one, call now 1-866-952-5303 x 183. ANF R EAL ESTATE S ALES 802 Mobile Homes 3BR/2BA MOBILE HOME for sale as i s, on 1/2 acre. Needs a little TLC. $ 35,000 firm. Call (904 804 Amelia Island Homes SUMMER BEACH Golfside North, 3BR/2.5BA, remodeled 2 012. $479,000. (912 806 Waterfront W aterfront Homes & Lots Call (904 Lasserre, Realtor. 8 08 Off Island/Yulee WHY RENT??? OWNWITH NO M ONEY DOWN and pay JUST $ 653/mo OWN your brand new 3 BR/2BA home at Cypress Trails. Build equity, enjoy tax savings & pride of ownership! Call now (904 x 11 Price: $132,652, 0 down, bal f inanced 30 yrs at 4.25% USDA fixed OAC, EHO 603 Miscellaneous A TTENTION VIAGRA USERS Help improve your stamina, drive & endurance w/EverGene. 100% natural. Call for free bottle. No prescription needed! (888 6 07 Antiques & Collectibles C OLLECTION OF EDWARD MARSHALL BOEHM PORCELAIN Animals, birds, flowers, plates. Will sell a t 50% of cost. Prices range from $20 t o $2,750. Phone (904 602 Articles for Sale WINE CABINET 250 bottle unit, refrigerated. Call (904 6 PASSENGER CLUB CAR Golf Cart excellent condition, AI Plantation,$ 2250, f or pictures or call (404 M ERCHANDISE 601 Garage Sales M ORE THAN JUST A GARAGE SALE! Multi-family sale. Quality painted & refinished furniture, lg old oval wicker table, chairs, side tables, cabinet,b ench, armoire, painted baby furniture, m uch household, antiques, & art. Sat., 8-1. Ocean Ridge Dr., off Simmons. M OVING SALE D ownsizing. Household items, surfboard, bookshelves, kitchen items, linens, grills, freezer, dolls, books, outdoor & garden, and m ore. 499 Crosswind Dr., Fernandina B each. Sat. 3/15, 8am-12pm. GARAGE SALE Fri. 3/14 & Sat. 3/15, 9-2. Rain or shine. 837 Tarpon Ave.D ining room table w/6 chairs, very good condition, $130. Some other furniture, household goods, girls & boys clothes 9-14 yrs, & much, much more. CAT ANGELS BOOK SALE Sat. 3/15, 9 am-1pm. 709 S. 8th St.