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S e t to open Ma y 10 HEA THER A. PERRY N ews-Leader O O n May 10, kids of all ages and abilities will have a new place to play in Fernandina Beach when t he 8 Flags Playscapes Pirate Playground opens behind the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center. The idea for the playground first came to 8 Flags Playscapes President Aaron Morgan after seeing a TV show featuring a playgr ound for childr en of all abilities. A few days later, I was in Central Park with my little girl and asked myself the question: What if? What if my daughter had a disability, how would I bring her here to play? What if my son had a disability, I couldnt bring one child and not the other. What if I had a disability, how couldI bring my childr en to the play ground? It was shor tly after this that Mor gan began the playground project. This is a true grassroots community project, notes Morgan. Many businesses and individuals have helped in the construction of the pr oject and donated their time including Cotner and Associates, Myers T ractor Ser vice, VIP Pavers, Buchanan Builders, Manzie and Drake Land Sur veyors, RPM Lumber, Amelia Island Paint and Hardware, Digital Village, Bill Mooneys Custom Cabinets, United and Strong Construction, Parker Constr uction and Atlantic A venue Recreation Center personnel. Myers Tree Service, Cashs Tree Ser vice and arborist Early McCall gave the trees providing shade to the playground lots of TLC by putting in deep r oot mulching and other special treatments. Grants from the Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL Play 60, Wolfson Childrens Hospital, IPS Foundation, Fernandina Foundation, CSX, the Heal Foundation, Community Foundation of Northeast Florida, Kenneth H. Millar Jr. Memorial Fund, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, the McCallum Family Foundation and anonymous donors made the playgr ound possi ble. Fundraisers such as Heel-NWheel and Slide Into Spring brought in about $50,000. The entire park is built on grade, meaning ther e ar e no ridges or bumps to restrict mobility. Kids or parents in wheelchairs can go fr om one side of the play ground to the other. Its 100 percent accessible, said Morgan, adding that the park is all about what you can climb on or touch or listen to, and all that is based on the history, art and nature of the area. Even children who are visually challenged will have interactive elements to enhance their experience. Interactive elements include a sand area with buried treasure and fossils and a water and sand table. These tactile elements are beneficial to children with autism as well as visually challenged kids, notes Morgan. Brick pavers, memorial bricks and artistic pavers made by local schoolchildren decorate the playCYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK News-Leader 1 6 0th year No. 34 C op yright, 2014 The News-Leader Fernandina Beach, FL Printed on 100% recycled newsprint with soy based ink. F RIDAY A PRIL 25, 2014 /20 P AGES 2 S ECTIONS PLA Y Continued on 3A $ 1.00 I I N N D D E E X X C LASSIFIEDS ...............................6B C OMMUNITY ............................ 8A E DIT ORIAL .................................. 7A M USIC N OTES .....................................2B O BITUARIES ...........................................2A O UTAND A BOUT .................2B R ELIGION .................................................. 3B S ERVICE D IRECT ORY ....................... 6B S PORTS ....................................................10A S UDOKU ......................................2B M ARY MAGUIRE News-Leader Like a burger on the grill, the message on an electronic sign needs to flip. So says the owner of a fast-food restaurant in Fernandina Beach that features a 20-foot-tall electronic billb oard outside her business on Eighth Street. S tatic messages, says Burger King owner Marilyn Armstrong, create consumer confusion. Changing messages target audiences. When you come for lunch, youre g onna see pancakes on the sign, said Armstrong. When you come for breakfast youre gonna see a Whopper. But under the county sign ordin ance, the message on such signs can only flip one time every 24 hours. Andt he message cant flash, pulse, jump or move in any way. I cant even put the time and temperature up, said Armstrong. Armstrong installed her electronic sign four years ago to help sell a range of products throughout the day and, on Sundays, her Christian beliefs. S he has at times ignored the sign ordinance by changing up the daily menu offerings, as well as providing messages on community events, such as book sales and sporting events. On Sundays, she has posted various messages with a religious theme. Armstrong, who said in a phone i nterview last week that Burger King has told her to keep the focus on the food, is facing the possibility of fines from the county. But she has another idea. She stepped to the podium at the April 16 county commission meeting with this message. I want the law to change, said Armstrong. Commissioners directed her to meet with County Attorney David Hallman, and the two had scheduled a m eeting for last Wednesday afternoon. Commissioners do not typically t ake action during public comments. But they gave Armstrong time to talk. S he told them that she would be repeating herself. Im back because nothings been County flips over those flipping electronic signs Accessible playground is really cool I cant even put the time and temperature up. I want the law to change MARILYN ARMSTRONG, BURGER KING SIGNS Continued on 5A SUBMITTED PHOTOS This playgr ound is for all children. It will be the coolest place to play in Northeast Florida. Kids of all ages and abilities will have the opportunity to play together, said Aaron Morgan, above left, of the Pirate Playground opening May 10. Whimsical pavers made by Julie Halls FBMS students and other local schoolchildren decorate the entrance to Pirate Playground, above right. Volunteers come together to construct the pirate ship, below. HEATHER PERRY/NEWS-LEADER


C C o o n n f f e e d d e e r r a a t t e e m m e e m m o o r r i i a a l l T he Sons of Confederate V eterans will observe Confederate Memorial Day and conduct a memorial service on Saturday, April 26, at the Kings Ferry Cemetery at 10 a.m. The cemeter y is locat ed one-thir d mile south of the b oat ramp on Middle Road. T he public is invited to a ttend. V V F F W W The VFW POST 4351 will host a cheesesteak dinner April 25 at 5:30 p.m. for an $8 donation. Dinner will includec heesesteak sandwich and f r ench fries. Karaoke to fol l ow with Big Doug. All members and guests are invited. For more information call 432-8791. C C a a r r w w a a s s h h Girl Scout Troop 880 is having a car wash on April 26f r om 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at M ur r ay s Grill, Y ulee. Y Y a a r r d d s s a a l l e e Boy Scout T roop 817 will hold a huge yar d sale April 26 fr om 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in the park ing lot of Amelia Coastal Realty, 608 S. Eighth St., F ernandina Beach. All proc eeds will be used to buy c amping equipment and to pay for Scout camp this summer. K K i i d d s s a a r r t t The Island Art Association, 18 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach, will offer free art classes for children: April 26 Middle School Art, ages 10-13, 1-2:15 p.m., led by Anne Howden April 26 Childrens Art, ages 6-9, 10-11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.12:15 p.m., led by Anne Howden Register at the galler y 18 N. Second St., 261-7020. Classes ar e fr ee and all materials are furnished. Classes held at the Education Center, adjacent to the gallery. A A m m e e r r i i c c a a n n L L e e g g i i o o n n American Legion, Post 54 at 626 S. Thir d St. will host a meatloaf dinner April 26 from 5-7 p.m. featuring meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans and roll, for a d onation of $8. Music to foll ow by Albert on Keyboard. F or information call 261-7900. A merican Legion Post 54 will be hosting a bingo fundraiser and silent auction on April 27 from 2-5 p.m. in the smoke-free meeting room at 626 S. Thir d St. All pr o ceeds will benefit the Salvat ion Army Hope House. B ingo packets ar e $20, d aubers ar e $1, lots of door prizes and fr ee hors doeu vres and soft drinks. A A u u t t i i s s m m A A w w a a r r e e n n e e s s s s M M o o n n t t h h P roject Chance, a F er nandina Beach non-pr ofit o r g anization, raises, trains and pr ovides service and therapy dogs to aid children diagnosed with autism and other developmental disabilities. These dogs help these children achieve their maxi-m um potential and independe nce in executing therapeu t ic, social and physical tasks at a higher rate of success throughout their lives. They will be at Amelia Island Yacht Basin on Satur day, April 26 from 1-3 p.m. with some of their dogs a nd kids, as well as infor ma t ion on autism. Visit www.proj or aiybteam@ S S o o u u t t h h s s i i d d e e o o r r i i e e n n t t a a t t i i o o n n Its the Southside Elementar y annual orienta tion for parents and students enrolling in kindergarten for the 2014-15 school year The orientation meeting is April 28 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. Classroom visitations will follow. Your child must be five on or before Sept. 1, 2014, to enr oll in kindergarten. Documents to bring for enrollment include: Original or cer tified copy of the childs birth certificate; up-to-date immunization record; physical examination record; Social Security card; and proof of address, utility bill or other mail. Registration begins April 28 for the new school year; par ents, please r egister as soon as possible. Call 4917941 for information. O O s s t t o o m m y y S S u u p p p p o o r r t t G G r r o o u u p p The Amelia Island Ostomy Suppor t Gr oup will meet at 6:30 p.m. April 28 in the b oardroom at Baptist Medical C enter Nassau. This months s peaker will be Chris M ontplaisir fr o m Hollister Products, who will be showing a film on living with an ostomy and discussing some of his companys products. All those with ostomies, their families, inter ested prof essionals and those wanting m or e infor mation about osto m y sur g er y and after car e ar e welcome. Parking is fr ee, and the facility is handicapped accessible. For information contact ameliaostomygroup@ or call 310-9054. V V i i e e t t n n a a m m v v e e t t e e r r a a n n s s T he V ietnam V eterans of A merica Chapter 1088, Nassau County monthly membership meeting will be held Monday, April 28 at 7 p.m. at The ARK, 85051 Hamilton St., Y ulee. For infor mation call (904 G G u u n n c c o o u u r r s s e e s s G ar y W Belson Associates Inc. will hold a concealed weapon license course at 6:30 p.m. May 1, 6 and 14. A basic with defensive tactics course will be held at 7:45 a.m. May 3, 4 and 1 7. For details and additional c lasses and information, cont act Belson at 491-8358, (904 476-2037 or gbelson@bell Visit www. F F S S C C J J r r e e g g i i s s t t r r a a t t i i o o n n Registration is open for summer ter m classes at FSCJ. The 12-week summer session begins May 19 and ends Aug. 8. Ther e ar e also six-week A and C session classes and eight-week B session classes. Classes that meet general education requirements for the Associates Degr ee will be offered. Contact Enrollment Services at 548-4432. The Betty P Cook Nassau Center is located at 76346 William Burgess Blvd., Yulee. B B r r i i d d g g e e c c l l a a s s s s e e s s Peggy Higginbotham, an American Contract Bridge League certified director and teacher, will teach beginner bridge classes on T uesdays from 2-4 p.m. at the Osprey Village Fitness Center starting May 13 for eight weeks. Higginbotham is a Gold Life Master with almost 3,000 master points. The cost is $150 for the eight lessons, which includes the course book Bidding in t he 21st Century. Students w ill come away with a broad k nowledge of bridge and be a ble to continue with str o ng basics, whether they play socially or competitively in Duplicate Bridge. Make checks payable to Peggy Higginbotham and send c/o Br enda Price, 49 Little Dunes C ircle, Amelia Island, FL 3 2034. For infor mation con t act Price at 310-6106 or Jessica Styers at 206-1984. R R i i d d e e i i n n t t o o H H i i s s t t o o r r y y The 15th annual Riding Into Histor y takes place May 16-17 at World Golf Village a nd includes a Concours D Elegance, historic ride, g rand marshal s dinner and charity ride. Grand Marshal is Dave Despain and featuring American Iron. For details call (904 visit RidingIntoHistor y .org. B B a a t t t t l l e e o o f f M M i i d d w w a a y y e e v v e e n n t t The Navy League of Mayport will host a celebration dinner and banquet to honor the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Midway June 7 at the Renaissance World G olf V illage Resor t in St. A ugustine. Keynote speaker w ill be Adm. Jonothan Gr e ener t, chief of naval oper ations. Local Medal of Honor awardees and POWs will also attend. The battle, from June 4-7, 1942, was the major naval tur ning point of W orld W ar II. Before the battle, the Japanese Navy knew only victor y After the loss of four air craft carriers to U.S. forces, they suffered only defeat. Cocktails begin at 5 p.m. Tickets for civilians are $65. Call Rosanne Jameson at 4915140 or go to www .may V V o o l l u u n n t t e e e e r r s s n n e e e e d d e e d d The Day Drop-in Center is looking for volunteers for Tuesdays and Wednesdays (9 a.m.-1 p.m.). Computer experience, though not required, is helpful. The center ser ves people experiencing homelessness and those at high risk of becoming homeless. Services include showers, laundry facilities, a mailing address, assistance with acquiring needed documents and referrals to local service pr oviders. The center is locat ed at the Fernandina Church of Christ at the cor ner of 14th and Jasmine str eets. For information or to volunteer, contact Ellen Miller at 5562810. W W o o m m e e n n s s g g r r o o u u p p Becoming the best you can be is the goal and the theme of a new W omen s Empower ment Group launched by Star ting Point Behavioral Healthcare in Yulee. The group meets on the main campus every Tuesday from 2-3 p.m. at 463142 SR 200 in Y ulee. Y ou do not need to r egis ter to attend. For infor mation call Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare at 225-8280. 2A F RIDAY A PRIL 25, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Esther Helen Kendrick Crumbley departed to meet her Savior at her appointed time e arly morning April 22, 2014. Esther was born October 3, 1 928 in Okeechobee, Florida to James Arthur and Corrine B urney Kendrick. Esther and her twin Estelle were born prematurely in the terrible 1928 hurricane that devastated the Everglades r egion, surviving by Gods g race. Esther was raised on a f arm in Racepond, Georgia and educated in Folkston, graduating valedictorian of her class at Charlton C ounty High School. She went on to attend Berry C ollege as well as well as Georgia Southern College, e ventually earning her BS and Masters in mathematics education. Esther taught in the Camden County school system and was probably best known f or her years at Camden County High School. Esther had a very g enerous nature, particularly with challenged students. She believed every child was capable of learning. Esther was also honored to s erve as a St. Marys councilwoman from 1979 to 1986 and a s mayor pro tem, 1981 to 1986. She belonged to numerous professional and civic organizations, but Esthers most treasured membership was in the family of Christian believers. Esther raised her family at W estside Baptist Church, St. M arys and in her later years, f ound comfort atboth Racepond Church of God, Pastor Lyn Graham, and Golden Isles Baptist Church, Pastor Sammy Chancey Esther s gr eatest accomplishment was her mar r iage (October 24, 1949J ackson Crumbley, which lasted until his passing in 1996. Now theyre together again. Esther leaves behind her adori ng children: Pamela Esther Conner (Tom), Chandler Anthon y Crumbley and William Jackson Crumbley (Kimi h as 7 grandchildren: Kimberly and Kelly Conner, Jordan (MistiCasie Crumbley and Shannon (John L.) Thompson, Jennie (Jason) R aby and Jamie (Daniel Iammarino. Esther also leaves 8 g reat-grandchildren: Ace Crumbley, Emma and Addison C rumbley, Chandler and Skylar Thompson, Jordan Bell and Jackson Raby and Isabella Iammarino. Esther also ahs numerous nieces and nephews w hom she loved dearly and special lifelong friends from her c ollege days, Ouida and Molly. Esthers family wishes to t hank everyone for their prayers and assistance. We especially thank Sterling EMT, the staff, nurses and doctors at Southeast Georgia Health S ystem (Brunswick Campus) emergency Room, SICU and 4 th floor who tenderly cared for our mother. Esthers celebration of life will be Saturday, April 26 at 11 a.m. at Racepond Church of G od, with Pastor Lyn Graham officiating. Her visitation will be F riday, April 25 at Shepards Funeral Home, Folkston, Georgia from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Esthers pallbearers will be Chandler Crumbley, William Cr umbley, Jordan Crumbley, Justin Crumbley, Jason Rabya nd Daniel Iammarino. H onorary pallbearers are the s weet ladies who were always so gracious and kind toward our Granny at Golden Isles Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Racepond Community Cemeter y behind Sandhill Baptist Chur c h. Shepard Funeral Home Folkston, Ga. OBITUARIES Food drive to Stamp Out Hunger 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. 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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 The Fernandina Beach Jaycees endorsed the extension of the city sewer system and pur chase of the water facility. April 23, 1964 Florida Gov. Bob Martinez said a $4 billion atom smasher would go to Nassau County if the state won the bid for the project. April 23, 1987 Local law enfor cement and fir e of ficials said their emergency communications system was in a state of emer gency April 21, 2004 The National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct its 22nd annual food drive to comb at hunger on Saturday, May 10. Campbells Soup Company, Publix, AARP, Valassis, United Way, Valpak, AFL-CIO and Uncle Bobs Self Storage will join forces with the National Association of Letter Carriers and Barnabas to help Stamp Out Hunger in Nassau County. N ow in its 22nd year, the annual food drive has grown from a regional to a national effort that provides assistance to the millions of Americans struggling to put food on the table. The Stamp Out Hunger food drive, held on the second Saturday in May, has become the nations largest single-day food drive benefiting Feeding America, the nations largest d omestic hunger-relief organization. In 2013, Nassau County residents donated over 16,000 pounds of food to Barnabas for distribution to those in need. Its easy to participate in the Stamp Out Hunger food drive in Fernandina Beach and throughout Nassau County. R esidents are encouraged to look for the special Stamp Out Hunger grocery bag in their mailbox or leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods, such as canned soup, canned vegetables, canned tuna fish, peanut butter, pasta, rice or cereal next to their mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery on May 10. Letter carriers will collect food donat ions as they deliver the mail. In addition, Barnabas is asking for volunteers to help with the unloading, sorting, boxing and lifting of the donated food. If you can help, call 261-7000, ext. 108, or email mpitcher@ to sign up for May 10 from 2-6:30 p.m. T he need for food assistance continues to exist throughout Nassau County. Over 13 percent, or almost 10,000 residents, are rarely sure how theyll get enough to eat in the next few days. Over 3,000 of them are children. Each year, Barnabas and its partners combine to distribute over 300,000 pounds of food to these neighbors in need. W ithout such help, these families often go hungry. Barnabas is committed to the success of the Stamp Out Hunger food drive and we encourage everyone to participate, said Wanda Lanier, Barnabass Executive Director. Its unfortunate that so many o f our neighbors in Nassau County, especially our children, continue to go hungry in a country as bountiful as ours. We believe that, with the help and generosity of those who are able, we can provide much needed support for our community members in need. Esther K. Crumbley M r. Charles Harvey Smith, age 89, of Fernandina Beach, passed away on Sunday April 20, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center Nassau. Born in Akron, OH, he graduated from Penn State with aB achelors Degree in Mechani cal Engineering. Mr Smith h ad worked in the Plastics Industr y for many years, supervising the construction and startup of plants in the U nited States and abroad. A t an early age he had i nstilled in him an old-fashioned work ethic of never being idle. H e was always working on a project. He had ser v ed in the United States Navy and had been r ec ognized as being a Master Mason for over 65 years and a member of the Grand Lodge ofO hio F & AM. M r Smith leaves behind, his w ife, Thelma H. Smith, Fernandina Beach, FL, a sister, Norma Jean Moseley Barber t on, OH, two br others, Donald Smith, Sausalito, CA and David Smith, Barberton, OH. Funeral services will be held in Jacksonville NationalC emetery. P lease share his Life Legacy a t www oxleyhear O xle y-H eard Funeral Directors C harles Harvey Smith Shrimpfess fun zone moves The Fernandina Beach branch library is undergoing renovation and expansion, making the Fourth Street parking lot unavailable to house the K ids Fun Zone for the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, set for May 2-4. The Shrimp Festival Committee has relocated this y ears Kids Fun Zone to the c or ner of North Second and A lachua streets, two blocks closer to the festivals waterfront area. Sponsored by Money Pages the Kids Fun Zone includes face painting, a craft tent, giant slide, Lazer Maze, Spider Mountain, Power Jump, Jurassic Adventure, Bopping Heads Dance Video and more. Staged entertainment i ncludes Rick Hubbards Kazoobie Show, Juggle Stuff with Ben Mathews and Learn to be a Pirate with members of the Fernandina Pirates Club. T here will also be performa nces by Pak s Karate Academ y and Beans School of Dance. The Comfort Station and Mothers Tent will be located just beyond the stage, in the cour tyard of the Island Art Association located at 18 N. Second St. There will be minor first aid available, baby changing stations, shade, water and chairs for nursing mothers or o thers who need to rest during the three-day event. The Island Art Association is organized exclusively for philanthropic and educational p urposes and to develop and s ustain an inter est, appreciat ion and enjoyment of the arts in Nassau County. The Student Art Display, a tent where students from all county schools proudly display their ar twork, will remain in its original location near the library on North Fourth Street. Art patrons provide ribbons and monetary awards for the winning student artists. T he Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival is a free, threeday event held May 2-4 in downtown Fernandina Beach. The festivities kick off with the p re-festival Pirate Parade at 6 p .m. on Thursday May 1. T he Kids Fun Zone will be open from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, May 2; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, May 3; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, May 4. Visit www. WEEKLY UPDATE The city of Fernandina Beach is sponsoring a Hazardous Waste Cleanup & Recycle Event on April 26 at the city utility yar d, 1017 S. Fifth St., from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents can also dispose of hazardous household waste at the Home Depot parking lot in Yulee from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day, where the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Keep Nassau Beautiful will be on-site col lecting items. Residents can bring the fol lowing items to the city utility yard for disposal or recycling: glass or plastic bottles; propane tanks; steel or aluminum cans; paper; cardboard; 4 tires per household; electronics; appliances; automotive fluids; oil fil ters; scrap metal; paint and paint thinners; cor rosives; hazardous chemicals; pesticides; fertilizers; fluorescent bulbs; automotive or household batteries; household cleaners; and over the counter medications. Hazar dous household waste can also be disposed of at the Home Depot parking lot, including fluorescent bulbs; gasoline; pesticides; pool chemicals; fertilizers; corrosives; household cleaners; medications; flares; used oil and filters; diesel; electronics; paint thinners; pr opane tanks; and paint. A paper shredding service will be available at the utility yard, and free pine mulch also will be available courtesy of Rayonier, while supplies last. For mor e infor mation, call Todd Duncan with Keep Nassau Beautiful at 261-0165 or the city Maintenance Department at 310-3315, or visit www Haz ardous waste cleanup Saturday


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 3A F RIDAY A PRIL 25, 2014 NEWS News-Leader P P i i r r a a t t e e P P l l a a y y g g r r o o u u n n d d p p a a v v e e r r s s Fer nandina Beach Middle School art students made nine pavers for use in the 8 Flags Playscape Pirate Playground (photo page 1t students designed sea-themedc ompositions for the 18by 18-inch concrete pavers. In addition, each art student designed sea l ife shapes to cut out of clay that they then glazed and fired into ceramic for an additional indiv idual artistic touch for the pavers created as a collaborative community project. S tudents and adult volunteers involved in the creation of the nine pavers making ceramic s hapes, designing and building pavers, mixing concr e te and cleaning up the inevitable mess include Reggine Alexander, Stephen Benge, Jalynn Bottom, Savannah Brauda, Emily Colson, Morgan Collins, Allison Cornelius, Makayla Dubose, Taylor Dunn, Holly Ericksen, Amara Ethridge, Kya Evans, Jer emiah Giedrys, Hannah Grinde, Addie Guenther, Ricky Hammett, Ace Jerico, Shelby Johnson, Tyler Jones, Sarah Kelly, Montana Kromann, Lexi Kropff, Alicia Lovell, Nina Maguire, Rebecca McLellan, Laura Page, Ally Platt, Cheyanne Ricks, Takira S tevens, Ashley Thomas, Emily Vining, Rebecca Vitale, Elly Wortham, Anna Zimmerman, A ndrea Lasserre, Robin Lentz, Sally Snyder, Julie Hargreaves Hall, Pat Hargreaves Wehling a nd Jim Hargreaves. ground entrance where the f irst feature is a deck in a shape to reference FortC linch. Theres a big flagpole in t he center and three different musical instruments. Theres also a talk tube where the kids here can talk to the kids in the pirate ship, said Morgan, pointing to a large installation of vertical pilings s haped like a ship. Theres a wheel and a bell a nd a flag, so its really cool. A unique feature in the playground is building facades named after three local special needs children who now have a playground they can enjoy. Theyre designed to look like downtown Fernandina B each buildings. United and Strong built these. The owner, Chris, his son has autism and hes really into tools and things so this will be Christophers Tool Barn. Another one will be Sarahs M usic Shop after Sarah Harding, and the third one is n amed for a little girl with cerebral palsy, whose nickname is Lucky Fin. Morgan pointed out the specially designed equipment from Landscape Structures that allows children in wheelc hairs to fully participate in the playground experience. They can roll up in their wheelchair and grab onto this webbing and pull themselves up or they can go to the chinup bar and pull themselves up o n that. These elements let the kids really feel as though t heyre part of the action. And theres also the wavy bridge, which is a fun experience for kids in a wheelchair There are accessible s wings with straps as well as well as able-bodied s wings. The paving in the threeq uarter acre park is padded surfacing, which is important, notes Morgan, and the entire playground is fenced in, which is also extremely important, especially for parents of autistic children whoh ave a tendency to wander off. Theres really a lot of d etail put into this ... a lot of thought behind this. A Community Build Day w ill be held on May 26, for those who want to come help install some benches, plant flowers and native plants and spread mulch in the outer areas. ell have a real festive a tmosphere here that day with food and fun, said M organ, who is looking forward to installing swinging benches where parents can sit and relax and watch their kids play. I n addition to Morgan, playground board members a re Trey Warren, Sharyl Wood and Katie Graves. A rchitects are Hardeman, Kempton and Associates. Park maintenance may be supported by mailing checks to 8 Flags Playscapes, Inc., P.O. Box 15158, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035. C heck out their video on YouTube or visit the website a t PLAY Continued from 1A SIAN PERRY/NEWS-LEADER M embers of St. Peters Episcopal Church Women present a check for $1,000 on a rainy Tuesday to Aaron Morgan for the new Pirate Playground just west of the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center in Fernandina Beach. The playground will be fully accessible for children of all ages and abilities, with a dedication set for May 9 and the grand opening May 10. Morgan, who began lobbying for an all-inclusive playground six years ago, said St. Peters has been a major benefactor of the project, along with many businesses and individuals that have donated time and materials. Thanks to a matching g rant from the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, which is giving $2 for every $1 raised, the money donated by the Episcopal Church Women will amount to $ 3,000. Attending the check presentation, from left, are Gail Crim, Dolly Buck, Joyce Frink, Miriam Davis, Betty Dickson, Wills Shores, Ilona Preliou, Ellen Flenniken, Morgan, Margaret Zvoch, Father Stephen Mazingo, rector of St. Peters, and Susan Singleton. Learn more at Kids or parents in wheelchairs can g o from one side of the playground to the o ther. Its 100 percent accessible A ARON MORGAN P IRATE PLAYGROUND BLACKROCK ROAD CLOSURE NOTICEDue to a Nassau County Project, Blackrock Road will be closed for Bridge Reconstruction @Gravel Creek/Lanceford Creek Starting May 5th, 2014 for approximately 30 days Access to Blackrock Road north of the creek will be via Chester Road north to Heron Isles Parkway. Access to A1Afrom north of the creek on Blackrock Road will be via Heron Isles Parkway to Chester Road south to A1A. Contact Information: Petticoat-Schmitt Civil Contractors, Inc. 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It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in a dministration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and other school-administered programs. N L / P S A The following street and parking lot closur es will be effective the week preceding t he Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp F estival in Fer nandina Beach i n order to set up for the festival. City water f r o nt parking lots A and B will be closed fr om midnight Wednesday, April 30 until midnight Sunday May 4. City waterfront parking lots C and D, and the parking lot at the southeast corner ofN orth Second and Alachua streets will be closed to unauthorized vehicles fr o m midnight Thursday May 1 until midnight Sunday, May 4. Beginning at 5 p.m., Friday May 2, ther e will be no parking on the streets and public parking lots of the downtownC entr e Street business district (bor der ed by Ash and Alachua str e ets fr om Eighth Street to the waterfront). At 4 p.m. Friday May 2, police officers will be placed at C entre and South Eighth s tr eets. Traffic will only be a llowed to leave the area eastbound at this location. W e stbound traf f ic will be diver t ed. All unauthorized traffic/parking should be in the pr ocess of leaving the down town area between 4 and 5 p.m. At 5 p.m. officers will be patrolling the area and all vehi-c les will be towed to clear the streets for booths to begin setting up at 6 p.m. This ar e a will r emain closed to parking until midnight Sunday, May 4, in or der to finish clean-up and str eet sweeping. Signs will be posted thr oughout the downtown area a nd unauthorized vehicles will be towed. The Police and Fir e /Rescue Command Center is located at 204 Ash St., one block south of Centre Street, in downtownF ernandina Beach. This will be t he place to go for lost and f ound items, lost parents and first aid. The Command Center hours of operation ar e : Friday 511 p.m., Satur day 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For all other police ser vices contact the Fernandina Beach Police Department at (904 7342, ext. 1 or dial 911 if youh ave an emergency. The Police and Fire/Rescue Command Center is also the place to go if your vehicle has been towed. If you were parked on city pr oper ty the local police will be able to tell you how to find your car as there are official tow tr ucks. If you were p arked on private pr operty, the pr oper ty owner is fr ee to call any tow company they choose. Shrimp Festival road closures


MARY MAGUIRE News-Leader C C andace Holloway launched her new job as executive director of the Ark of Nassau with a plan to establish personal connections with clients, their families, staff and the c ommunity. The nonprofit organization supports adults over age 18 with developmental disabilities. So, when she took over the top spot just after the first of the year, Holloway took a seat on the morning pick-up bus t hat rides around the county to collect local residents who participate in the adult day training program. It was very important to me to introduce myself to caregivers, said Holloway, who is known as Candy. So I got on the bus to say hello. H olloway said she rode the bus on several mornings during her first week. She later wrote about her meet and greet effort in her first public announcement. My experiences on those m ornings dramatically affirmed for me how the programs and services at Ark provide a positive purpose, wrote Holloway in a letter dated March 20. The caregivers begin t heir days knowing that Ark provides a safe environment a nd specifically designed activities for those they love. T he activities are diverse. But all of them, said Holloway, are designed to engage, encourage and motivate adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. e sing, dance, paint or sit down to a midday meal and e ngage with each other, said Holloway. We go bowling or g et in the vans for a trip to Dairy Queen. A rks adult day program meets Monday to Friday from8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Several dozen people participate, but Holloway said there is room t o accommodate a larger group. And she wants to e xpand enrollment. What we offer is meaning a nd purpose, said Holloway. e teach and reinforce social skills to help our clients function, stay active, and more important, stay involved in the community Ark Nassau also teaches j ob skills. Several participants work i n janitorial services and lawn maintenance at rest stops and the visitors center along I-95 as part of the states RESPECT program, which offers and funds employment opportunities to adults with d isabilities. e just bought our guys n ew work vests and snake boots, said Holloway. Snake boots? They work around retent ion ponds and you never k now whats in those, but the goal is safety first, she said. Holloway brings 30 years of experience with the American Lung Association inJ acksonville to the job, starting as a secretary and leaving i n December as director of medical education. I never thought about retiring, said Holloway, 62. This incredible opportunity came along and I jumped in. Holloway said when she first interviewed for the job l ast year, she knew community outreach would be a large p art of her work. She already has deep conn ections in Nassau County. Holloway is a long-time resident of Bryceville on the countys West Side and is a member of St. Johns E piscopal Church in Jacksonville. She is vice chairm an of the board of trustees at the Florida State College atJ acksonville (FSCJ served last year on the search committee to find a new president. She is married to Nassau County commission chair Barry Holloway. She keeps an assortment o f family photographs on a bookcase in her office, includ-i ng a snapshot of her husband with dark hair, holding a puppy. Did you recognize him? said Holloway, whose husbands hair is now silver. We both grew up in the same n eighborhood in Jacksonville, in Arlington. Friends intro-d uced us a long, long time ago. Holloway said they have b een married for 44 years. S he was 18 when they tied the k not. He was 20. The couple has two adult daughters and one granddaughter, who is in high school. It works because fam-i ly is our number one priority, said Holloway. We both believe that community service is important, s aid Holloway. Candy Holloway was born in Tulsa, Okla. Her father worked for a railroad, and later in law enforcement. She s aid her family moved to F lorida when she was five. The first job I ever got a paycheck for was at a jewelry store. I was a senior in high school and I did sales and k ept the books, said H olloway. I was a stay at h ome mother for years before g oing back out to work. H olloways commitment to f amily helps her connect with caregivers. Its easy to talk to Candy. She listens, said Louis Jordon. My wife died four years ago and its me and mys on at the house now. He n eeds a place to go on his o wn. Jordon is also a board member for Ark of Nassau and the immediate past president. The biggest challenge here is money. We needm ore, said Jordon. This is a n expensive operation. A rks annual budget hovers around $1 million. Money comes fr o m United Way, private donors, fundraising ef for ts and grants. About half of the funding comes fr om the RESPECT of Florida, said Arks board chairman andl ocal attorney Wesley White. N assau County gives the o r g anization $32,400 each year. ere on a shoestring budget and wer e always look ing for mor e money so fundraising is critical, said White. Ive known Candy for y ears and if anyone can get t he job done, she can. Her backgr o und and skills make her a per fect fit for the organization. Ark of Nassau operates out of a spacious building on spacious property located along north US 17. Rayonier donat-e d the Yulee property to the o rganization in 1981. S ome history: The organization was first organized in the 1970s as Hear ts & Hands and had once been part of a national organization known as ARC. The gr oup left the national or gani z ation years ago to save m oney on membership fees. T hey changed the name to Ark, but kept the goals and mission. Holloway understands the importance of operating witha smar t budget. She is fundraising and looking for a g rant writer, but needs someo ne to volunteer As impor t ant as that job is, we don t have the money said Holloway In her long career at the American Lung Association, Holloway learned her way around a spreadsheet and the value of community outreach. Ark recently participated in the Nassau County sheriff of fice first citizen s law enforcement academy. The group completed the nineweek pr ogram a few weeks ago. I joined the academy specifically to see what resources are out there and meet new people, said Holloway Her efforts have already star ted to pay of f. Earlier this month, the organization partnered for the first time on a fundraiser with the charitable arm of the sheriffs office. Sheriff Bill Leeper is on the Ark board. The inau-g ural motorcycle Ride with t he Sheriff attracted hund reds of people, said Holloway. Ark of Nassau operates an on-site r etail stor e called Fabulous Finds. The store offers pick-up service for donations and accepts dr opo ff items Monday through F riday O n a recent tour, Holloway was quick to praise an employee named Jessica for her work ar ranging displays. The items were appealing, though ther e was no time to shop or check the price of a l ovely mirror that would have b een gr eat in the bathroom b ecause ther e was a covered picnic ar e a to see and spice gar d en to tour Here. Rosemary. Smells amazing, said Holloway. Back inside, it is clear that the relationship that means the most to Holloway is the one with her clients. Though she has only been the job for a few months, when she walks into the dining room, several clients abandon their mid-mor ning snack to call out her name or come over to shake her hand or share some news. When a group photograph is suggested, just about everyone wants to sit beside her I love it, love it, love it, said Holloway who nestles into a booth. OK. 1, 2, 3, said Holloway. Cheese, said everyone. 4A F RIDAY A PRIL 25, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Ark of Nassau director throws herself into job INVITATION TO BIDTheCity of Fernandina Beach will receive sealed bids for the requirements of the following until no later than 11:00 am, May 6, 2014. ITB # 14-08 DEMOLITION OFONE (1AMILY HOMEAND CONSTRUCTION OFNEW SINGLE-FAMILYHOME 125 N 11th STREETBid documents and specifications are available to download from the City of Fernandina Beach website, www Questions regarding bid can be submitted in writing to Marshall McCrary, Deputy City Manager at dmccrary@fbfl.or g .CITYOF FERNANDINABEACH 204 ASH STREET FERNANDINABEACH, FL32034 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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done, said Armstrong. Ive b een written up again. The Callahan resident, who a lso owns the burger franchise there, as well as the one in Yulee near the SR 200/AIA and I-95 interchange, said code enforcement officials are moving forw ard with fines. Now Im told that since Ive d one this twice, theyll be no more warning. Im just going to b e fined if I put my sign on, said Armstrong. That statement is not accurate, according to code enforcement records. Armstrong is a llowed to have the sign on, but she needs to follow the guidel ines. She also told the board that county officials could have told her about the sign ordinance before she spent $40,000 on the e lectronic billboard and installed it outside of her store. They couldve told me, common courtesy would have been, M iss Armstrong, youre applying for a digital sign, did you know you cant use this in Nassau County? said Armstrong. Thats courtesy B ut code officials ask every business owner with an elect ronic sign to submit a written statement of acknowledgementa bout the rules. According to the sign permit paperwork filed by Arms trongs company R & M V entures (she runs the restaurants with her husband Ricky), R icky H. Armstrong submitted and signed a handwritten acknowledgement statement dated Oct. 21, 2010. The application also puts the value of thes ign at $6,700. I did sign the paper, said Marilyn Armstrong, who owneda gas station with her husband on SR 200 just east of I-95 for more than 20 years before opening the fast-food restaurants in 2 003. Its my fault I didnt read t hrough the whole thing. Armstrong, who also operates an electronic sign outside of her business in Callahan, where she said no one bothers her for frequently flipping the message, told commissioners that the sign ordinance is only enforceable if someone complains. Surprisingly, a county commissioner is the one that complained, said Armstrong. That would be Commissioner Danny Leeper. He made a citizens complaint earlier this year against all business owners that violate the sign ordinance. Enforcement of local codes is l argely complaint driven, by policy. Leepers move was an effort t o clean up the clutter created b y banners, snipe signs, sign t wirlers, costumed wavers, dumm ies and inflatable cows stretched along the SR 200/AIA, the countys main shopping corridor. But now Leeper appears to b e flipping his message, at least w hen it comes to electr onic s igns. Im a supporter of these signs, said Leeper. I think its time we move into the new technology. Ive always valued the signs because they do provide a community service in times of d isaster But his sweeping complaint h as been keeping the code enforcement department busy.A code officer has personally visited every business along the 10-mile roadway to discuss signage rules and regulations. Follow-up letters went out and theres a spreadsheet documenting the effort. E lectronic signs are also on the radar of the Planning and Zoning Board. That board recently heard a presentation on electronic signs by a sign seller based in Georgia, and various members expressed signs of support. Board member Jeannie Scott s aid she would collect more information about electronic billboard advertising, including a sking the sales representative t o come back and present at another meeting. But there may be a need for more meetings. There are two other electronic sign permit holders in Nassau County, including the Ron Anderson car dealership and Yulee Baptist Church. L ike Armstrong, both of these permit holders have signed statements to acknowledge the countys guidelines on electronic signs. And both have received warnings of non-compliance, say officials. The county is going to do what the county is going to do, s aid Ron Anderson in a phone interview Friday. I dont have anything more to say about this. Church officials did not want to discuss the electronic sign ordinance either, except to say that a county official recently called with a warning. T he Rev. Doug Sides said in a phone interview Wednesday that when the church installed the sign in February last year it was an effort to expand membership. ulee Baptist is hidden behind Harts Road and its hard to find us, so we put up the s ign, he said. People would always ask, wheres the church? The reverend said follow the light. Were there, he said. 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6 A CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Notice of Meeting Amelia Concourse Community Development DistrictThe regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Amelia Concourse C ommunity Development District will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at the Amelia Concourse Amenity Center, 85200 Amaryllis Court, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034. The meeting is open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida Law for Community Development Districts. Acopy of the agenda for this meeting may be obtained from the District Manager, 475 West Town Place, Suite 114, St. Augustine, Florida 32092 ( and phone (904) 940-5850). This meeting may be continued to a date, time, and place to be specified on the record at the meeting. There may be occasions when oneor more Supervisors will participate by telephone. Any person requiring special accommodations at this meeting because of a disabilityor physical impairment should contact the District Office at (904 l east two calendar days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, p lease contact the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8770, for aid in contacting the District Office. E ach person who decides to appeal any action taken at these meetings is advised that person will need a record of the proceedings and that accordingly,the person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. David deNagy District Manager MARY MAGUIRE News-Leader F ill er up. The price of a gallon of gasol ine is loaded with federal and state taxes. And now the Nassau County Commission is considering a plan to top off the tank with another 5-cent gas tax. T he federal governments gas tax is 18.4 cents per gallon, a nd its been this amount since 1993. But state fees vary. A ccording to a report released this month by the American Petroleum Institute, the combined federal and state average per gallon tax in Florida is 48.30 cents. In Georgia, its 46.85 c ents. The money is used to pay a v ariety of inspection fees, such as for oil and underground storage tanks. There are also assorted environmental fees. If the county board adds a new 5-cent fuel tax, local officials said at the board meeting A pril 16 that they will use the money to help maintain the p avement of local roadways, but only efforts to extend the life of the road. The cash would not fund routine maintenance costs, such as repairing cracks and filling holes. They expect to raise $1.5 million annually. A public hearing on the issue is set for the commission meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, May 12, in chambers at the James S. P age Governmental Complex. But what many local drivers may not know is that the county already imposes a 6-cent gas tax to help pay off a multimillion-dollar loan. County Budget Analyst Cathy Lewis provided a look at the numbers. I n a phone interview last week, Lewis said money collected from the countywide 6c ent gas tax is used to pay off a $6.1 million bond that was issued in 2000 to pave a series of roadways throughout the county, including Scott Road, Barnwell Road, Griffin Road, Lime Street and South Fletcher Avenue. The bond matures in 2025 a nd the outstanding balance, she said, is approximately $4 million. But the 6-cent gas tax does not pay for all of the countys transportation debt. The county had a second loan for $15 million, and that bond was originally issued in 1 998 to pay for a major overhaul of CR 108 stretching from H illiard to Callahan. The money also funded the reconstruction of Amelia Island Parkway. The money to pay off this bond comes from a state gas tax collected at local gas pumps. The state returns a portion of t his tax to Nassau County. The annual loan payment is a pproximately $1 million and it is scheduled for payoff in 2018, said Lewis. The outstanding balance is $5.2 million. The county refinanced the loan in 2012, significantly dropping interest payments to 1.85 percent from 3 .72 percent and saving the county $290,000. Thats huge, said Lewis. While the move saves hundreds of thousands of dollars, it also helped the county secure an excellent bond rating. Both Standard & Poors and Moodys noted the countys efforts to s ave money by restructuring d ebt when they gave Nassau County high-level A reports. T his means the county will be allowed to borrow money at a lower interest rate. And anyone seeking to buy a house or a car knows how important it is to have a good credit score. It is the same for the county gove rnment. And officials may be looki ng to borrow money soon. Board members are considering the possibility of securing a loan to pay for the construction of a new sheriff administration building, estimated at $10 million. If officials m ove forward with this plan, they can expect to benefit from lower interest payments. Additionally, commissioners suggested at the board meeting April 16 that any implementation of a 5-cent gas tax could sunset with the 2018 bond payoff. Federal, state taxes pump up gas prices U sed vehicle sales in our c ountry are not unlike our citizenry. They are the quiet majority. Most people go about the business of worki ng, raising families, contributi ng to society and paying t axes. The majority are hone st, well-intended individuals w ho you hear so little about. U sed cars get very little attention in the media. At the end of each month, stories are written about what new vehicle manufacturers are up or down percentage-wise fromt he same month last year M arket share and our SAAR ( yearlong tracking of new v ehicles annualized) make the news. How much do you hear about used vehicle sales, which ar e nearly thr ee to one compared to new car sales? Almost nothing. Thinking about that this week, It hought that used vehicles d eserved more ink, right here i n our N ews-Leader Referencing Automotive News Data Center the only used vehicle sales data is on manufacturer certified used sales. In 2013, ther e wer e 2,112,761 manufactur er cer ti f ied used cars sold versus 1 ,834,928 in 2012. That h ealthy 15.1 percent increase was probably in line with the general market. Toyota led the way with 442,771, followed by GM at 362,435, For d at 227,755, Nissan at 126,634 and C hr ysler at 123,644. It is most d ominant in the low volume, h ighline models, wher e Mer cedes sold 99,269, BMW s old 90,274 a nd Lexus sold 73,100 (included in Toyota t otal). T he benef it of certif ied purchase s, other t han established reconditioning criteria, is additional warranty c overage and attractive financ i ng rates. The dealer pays a f ee to offer certified benefits, a s nothing in this world comes for free. Certified used sales are a small percentage of the 40 million market, but they are growing nicely. Just a r efr esher on buying a used vehicle. It is mor e of a p rocess than buying new. F ind out all you can about the v ehicle. The older and higher mileage it is, the more you need to know Car f ax is a good filter for negative vehicle history. After that, what is the histor y of the vehicle? Who was the prior owner? How and w her e was it ser viced? Is t here any factory warranty t hat is transferable? Many people go to great lengths r esear c hing a new vehicle purchase and dont put as much of an effort into buying used. If a new vehicle is a little o ut of r each, look for a twoor t hr ee-year -old vehicle, pr efer a bly still under war r anty. A two-year -old, low mileage car ( under 30,000) is the best buy p ossible. Depreciation slows noticeably after the first two years. It is conceivable to save 40+ percent of the cost of the v ehicle new, with 80+ percent o f the value left. I f a car is being sold as is, a ny many are, spending $501 00 to get it inspected by a t echnician is a good insurance policy. A third or more used vehicles change hands privately, mostly out of warranty. The sellers offer no warranty and they are often getting rido f it for a r eason. B uying a vehicle should be e xciting and will be with a g ameplan. Set a budget for the used vehicle and find the vehicle that works best within that amount. No pur chase is worth putting yourself in a bind for Price insurance, par ticularly younger buyers. L ook at the total vehicle price a nd decide with that in mind. T here are so many outstanding used vehicles in todays market. When you buy one, it is just a big a deal as getting a new car, and you are in the majority when you pur chase used. S pring has spr ung and the e conomy is reportedly on an u ptick. If you have been holding off, jump in, buy a vehicle and let s get things r o lling. Have a good week. Rick Keffer owns and operates Rick Kef fer Dodge Chr ysler Jeep in Y ulee. 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W W henever I think about all the different contests held each year at the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp F estival, the first one that comes to mind is the Topsy Smith Memorial Beard C ontest. And if you dont know who Topsy Smith was, go find someone who does. And b ring a bag of popcorn to enjoy because youre in for a delicious local treat. Curtis Topsy Smith was the longtime proprietor of Downtown Gulf, where Tastys is today. On any given day, the jovial Topsy could b e found at his gas station holding forth with his legions of friends and cronies on everyt hing from local politics to goings on in the community. When he wasnt there, you could u sually find him at his favorite haunt, the Marina Restaurant, sitting front and center at owner Patricia Toundas famed round table. Topsy was what folks used to call a cut-up. He was a good-natured rogue, jokester, father, g randfather, politico and founding member of the Fernandina Pirates Club. One of my most t reasured memories of him was the silver coins he had cemented to the floor behind D owntown Gulfs cash register. Anytime some little kid took notice of them, Topsy would say, with a big wink at the parent, Welllll, you can have every one you can pick up. And then hed mirthfully watch the vain efforts to separ ate coin from cement. My youngest son and I were in the station o ne day and Topsy bade me to slip outside with him for a Co-Cola and an adult joke. My little b oy, Richard, spied the coins. Mr. Topsy! he cried out. Somebody dropped some money ont he floor. Topsy gave me a nudge and replied, Well, Ill be danged, they sure did. You can have every one of them you can pick up. And then we repaired to the Coke machine outside snickering. Minutes l ater, Topsys mechanic James shouted, laughing hyst erically, Topsy, youd better get in here. We came rushing back inside just in time to catch Richard chiseling the last of the silver coins off the floor with a big screwdriver and a h ammer he liberated from the garage while James wasn t looking. Topsys momentary pique turned into bellows of laughter. ell, I didnt say anything about how he could pick them up, did I? And he generously allowed my little boy to keep those coins, which he treasures today. Topsy passed away from Lou Gehrigs disease about 10 years ago but his memory lives on in all the Topsy Tales and the beard contest n amed after him. His portrait, dressed as a pirate, is still on display in the Marina Restaurant, which still proudly sponsors the beard contest named in his honor. Topsy was all about kids. Hed be proud to know that his beloved Shrimp Festival is still including the kids of the community in such events as the coveted and choreographed Miss Shrimp Festival Scholarship Pageant hosted e ach year by the Hampton Inn and Suites Historic Harbor Front Hotel. And then, for the kiddies who aspire to be pirates and what little kid doesnt? the Little Pirate Contest for ages 6 and over and the Pirate in Training Contest, ages 5 and under, both proudly sponsored by Ann Teague Bonding Agency, Inc. Can you say Arrrrrrrr? Rest assured a whole lot of little folk can, loudl y and repeatedly. And of course, for the bon vivants of frozen d airy treats, theres the ever-popular ice cream eating contest. Its sponsored each year by C old Stone Creamery while the crowd hoots and cheers as contestants try to beat each other to the bottom of the carton while trying to avoid the dreaded brain freeze. One year they even had shrimp-flavored ice cream. No k idding. And where would we be without a tip of the t ricorn to our local pirate heritage? Gather before the Riverfront Stage and be prepared to b e wooed and sometimes bribed by all sorts of sea dogs, buccaneers and free booters as they work the crowd and try to drum up support for their outfits. Youll find pretty much all of pirate lore represented, from Blackbeard to Captain J ack Sparrow and maybe even a dram or two of Captain Morgan. I ts all tons of fun. Dont be late and dont miss any of it. Have fun but behave. Topsys watching. Remembering Topsy Smith Over the past few weeks the News-Leader has included nine articles and letters about a pr oposal to connect our Florida and Geor gia trail networks by ferry via Cumberland Island, Ga., which is a national park. Headlines have included: March 28, Bicycles may blaze trail on Cumberland and Fernandina ferry to Cumberland? April 2, St. Marys adamant about keeping ferry April 4, Golden Geese. April 9, Gold Rush on Cumberland? April 16, Cumberland Island preservation. Ther e have been similar headlines in the Brunswick, Ga., and Georgia Times-Union papers creating a fear of a negative impact on St. Marys, Ga., or Cumberland or both. Understandably, these headlines, articles and letters have caused some concerns that I believe need to be addr essed. There is no proposal or plan to blaze bicycle trails on Cumberland and there is no proposal or plan to take away the St. Mar ys fer ry. There is a proposal to have the National Park Service (NPSry service franchise from Fernandina Beach, equal to the service they have allowed from St. Marys for the past 40 years to access Cumberland Island. This would allow a connection, by two private ferry services, between Georgia and Florida trails. The ceiling for visitors per day authorized for Cumberland Island National Seashore was 1,460/day. The NPS set the initial visitors to be approximately 300/day about 40 years ago. The average visitors to Cumberland Island has been approximately 110/day. We believe the second fer r y fr om Fer nandina Beach can be approved and remain within the existing park visitor guidelines. Fer nandina already has a river cruise service that takes Florida residents and tourists over to Cumberland for a river side view of Cumberland, but that cruise service is not allowed to dock at Cumberland to let passengers visit Cumberland or to let passengers transfer to a St. Mar ys fer r y ser vice. To enable the Florida/Georgia ferry connection to be used by bicyclists we have also proposed to have the ferry service to Cumberland Island, fr om both cities, be bike friendly. That is the ferry operator would allow a passenger to bring their bike on the ferry and allow a transfer at the Cumberland dock between ferry services to enable a FL-GA trail connection. The ferry services could be timed to minimize the transfer wait time. This connection would be part of the national East Coast Greenway trail being developed to run fr om Maine to the Florida Keys along the entire U.S. east coast. Currently the existing exclusive St. Marys ferry service operatorr ents bicycles to passengers for use on Cumberland Island, but does not allow passengers to bring their own bicycle. The National Park Service is evaluating this proposal for a FL-GA ferry trail connection via Cumberland Island and is considering all inputs. The NPS will make the decision to add a second ferry, with whatever limitations they may want on passengers and bicycles, orr efuse to add a second fer ry service or study this proposal further to ensure that it is implemented with no harm to Cumberland Island. I think a bit of context and history needs to be shared on how this proposal came about. In 2005, I invited the current park heads from the local city county and state parks to lunch to ask what could be done to improve the parks on Amelia Island. All the dir ectors and rangers agr eed they did not want any mor e park land they would have to care for. However, it was suggested that a path connecting the parks would be very useful and all present agreed with that proposal. That was the beginning of a team effort to develop an Amelia Island Trail network to connect the parks; suggested by our park managers. That Amelia Island Trail team includes city county state and federal r epresentatives as well as walking, running and bicycle clubs and local businesses. In 2011, our Amelia Island trail network received Honorable Mention when we had it assessed by the American Bicyclist Association. In 2013, we received a Bronze level assessment, and our objective for 2015 is Silver , which is the highest of any city in Florida. Our goal for the Amelia Island Trail network is to become the best place in Florida to walk, run or bicycle safely We have significantly improved the trail connection between our parks on Amelia Island (and have a few mor e pr ojects planned) and next month we expect to add a trail connection to Big Talbot Island State Park and to the Timucuan Preserve, a national park to our south. The rangers who head those parks to our south have also been on our Amelia IslandT rail team for years and have been ver y coop erative in planning a trail connection. If we are able to add a connection to Cumberland Island, and the St. Mar ys beauti ful waterfront park, on our north, then Amelia Island could become the best place to walk, run or bicycle safely in all of Florida and have trail connections to two national parks. This will be a good thing, (without harm to Cumberland) for r esidents and tourists of all three cities: St. Marys, Fernandina Beach and Jacksonville. T ourism is about 10 times higher on Amelia Island than in St. Marys and this connection would encourage our tourists to visit both cities, resulting in an increase in tourism for both cities. While there is always a little risk with any change, there is also risk with no change. Many cities ar e competing for tourists and many are improving. In 2013, the NPS and Adventur e Cycling, Inc. both signed a memorandum of under standing to support trail and bicycling connections to national parks to the extent possible. A path to connect parks is not a bad thing, it is a good thing. Public input to the NPS is now being consider ed on this pr oposal and should be dir ect ed to Superintendent, Cumberland Island National Seashor e: Gar Phillip Scanlan is co-chair of the Amelia Island Trail team and CEO of Friends of The Amelia Island Trail, Inc.. Visit www.Amelia to find an melia Island trail map that can be downloaded. 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COMMUNITY THANKS R R i i d d e e w w i i t t h h t t h h e e S S h h e e r r i i f f f f a a r r o o a a r r i i n n g g s s u u c c c c e e s s s s On behalf of Ark of Nassau s board of directors, I would like to thank the Nassau County Sheriffs Office (NCSO for their gener osity and leadership to present the inaugural Ride with the Sheriff. P roceeds from this 80-mile escorted ride a long the western highways of Nassau County are shared to benefit Ark of Nassau (ARKofit agency working to suppor t adults with developmental disabilities by providing educational training programs, transportation and employment opportunities. NCSO Charities also shar ed in the pr o c eeds as they pr ovide a Christmas shopping e xperience for children in need in our count y Let me express our sincere thanks to the volunteers and business partners that gave generously to make our Ride a success: The News-Leader Real Country 105.3, Fernandina Beach, Fraternal Order of Police Jacksonville, Chick-fil-A at AmeliaI sland, Ron Anderson Chevr olet, Missys K itchen; T he Sherif f s T eam: Sherif f Bill Leeper, Undersheriff George Lueders, A.L. Kelly, Mitch Kinsey, Mary Mercer, Lawanna Ware, Wendy Edwards and Keisha Tucker; The ARK Team: Hugh McLean and the V ietnam V eterans of America Chapter 1088, Bob and Janet Gerth, Ferrell Burkett, First C oast Paint and Body, Everett Harpe, Louis J or d an, the extraor dinar y grilling team of Grant Jones and Commissioner Pat Edwards, Commissioner Barry Holloway,V ivian Sankey, Pet Care Center of Nassau and Mike Sharpe, Sun Galler y Vision Center I am humbled by the community s gen erosity and willingness to enjoy a wonder-f ully good time to benefit others in our comm unity. Thanks to every rider who made t he trip with us! Wesley F. White Chairman Ark of Nassau, Inc. SERVING YOU 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: City of Fernandina Beach Commissioners: Mayor: Ed Boner : 556-7554 (cell email: Vice Mayor: Sarah Pelican : 432-8644 (cell email: Charlie Corbett : 583-1767 (cell email: Pat Gass : 277-7987 (home email: Johnny Miller : 556-3299 (cell email: C UP OF JOE Joe Palmer T opsy was a good-natured rogue, j okester, father, grandfather, p olitico and founding member of t he Fernandina Pirates Club. VOICE OF THE PEOPLE S S t t . M M i i c c h h a a e e l l s s , t t h h e e c c i i t t y y a a n n d d t t h h e e n n e e w w s s p p a a p p e e r r Praise and thanks to the NewsLeader for being the one regular s ource in Nassau County for information about the confusing and d eeply divisive situation created by St. Michaels Church as its leadership attempts yet another ill-conceived expansion of its chur ch at Fourth and Broome. I say regular source because, on the one hand, the churchs leadershipe ither says nothing about its plans o r when pushed in r esponse to r umors, dribbles out conflicting and inaccurate morsels with ominous r e fer e nces to the Bishop or to collective parish W izar d s of Oz who know whats best. On the other hand, city officials responsible for protecting the public w elfare with respect to building p r ojects have been answering c itizens legitimate concerns about the inappropriateness of the project by describing just about ever y thing as an inter nal chur c h matter that they cant handle, including, it appears, allowing the chair of the citys Historic DistrictC ouncil to be the churchs archit ect who petitions the Historical D istrict Council for required a ppr o vals. Let s make a distinction. Some things ar e indeed internal church matters. Does a pastor pr each or thodox easy-to-understand ser mons? Does he bring the comforts of r eligion to the sick and dying? Is he ther e for his people when they l ose a job, when the go to jail, when t hey are abandoned, when they sin and need to be sought out with a mer c iful call to repentance? Is he visible; does he understand his people, their historyand their culture? Does he treat the rich no better than the poor who have the same n eeds as the rich? L eaving those things that truly a re internal church matters, I think both St. Michaels and the city have failed in their duty: the one by its lack of forthrightness and transpar ency and the other by its lack of vigorous, independent o versight. I n practice, for the moment, that l eaves the N ews-Leader a s the ordinary citizens only hope. It can indeed do what the citizens need done, but a wor d of caution is in order. (The April 16ticle about a maybe St. Michael s Mission Chur ch in Y ulee in mid2015 was based on a one-sided interview with the St. Michaels busi-n ess manager, and it was so full of unsupported wish-list speculation dr e ssed up as r e ality plus at least one patently false and self-ser ving howler, that it looked more like a fundraiser s puf f piece than har d jour nalism. So what? One might say. Well, the what is that the real, if unin-t ended, effect of a comforting article like last Wednesdays is to distract the public fr o m the key issues involving St. Michaels. Since its all one parish, with one pastor and one bishop, for get about piein-the-Yulee-sky and ask whether, here and now, the proposed expansion of St. Michael s downt own chur ch will respect, or at l east not materially disrespect, the rights of the general public to quiet enjoyment of existing public and private property in downtown Fernandina? In addition, St. Michaels School (for which the parish is responsible) is in urgent n eed of significant and long-delayed r epairs. Indeed, it is in violation of r equired repair orders and is subject to enforcement action. Seeing that situation, but with money pouring in to quote St. Michaels business manager can the public trust St. Michaels to put public a nd student safety ahead of a g randiose but likely unneeded e xpansion? Theres more, of course, that for r e asons of space needs to be left unsaid, but as this latest chapter in the generally discouraging St. Michael s saga plays itself out, my wor d of caution to the News-Leader the ordinary citizens hope, is this: The paper has a very importantr ole to play in this very important matter, so it shouldnt risk its longor shor t -ter m cr edibility by being other than a thor ough and careful investigator and expositor of facts. Kenneth W Shafer Barbara Brook Fernandina Beach The madness has got to stop! At St. Michael s ther e ar e at present a small number of dictatorial-like members, backed by millions of donated dollars, planning to expand the stately old (circa 1872) Historic District church on Four th Street in downtown F er nandina Beach. H owever, the majority of church members, who care deeply about the human rights of our neighbors surrounding the church, are being ignored. Human rights, the rights to which everyone is entitled, no matt er who they are or where they live, i s one of the main teachings of the C atholic Church. The church expansion will, because of added vehicular traf fic during weekend services, all but pr event emer gency vehicles fr o m loading ill neighbors and getting t hem to the hospital for immediate c ar e. S uch a situation will, no doubt, violate their human rights. One-way traf f ic is planned, fur ther violating the human rights of neighbors to freely come and go as they live their daily lives. Meanwhile, in another par t of St. Michaels parish, St. Francis of Assisi Church is being planned for2 015 to be located on acres of property already purchased and paid for St. Francis will be located on SR 200, nor th of A1A, west of Gene Lassere Boulevard. Of course, parking spaces will be plentiful. No human rights will be violated. Its time for those who are hono ring money to honor God and His Son, Jesus, who gave His very life so that we all might have dignity and experience human rights, from the moment we take our first br eath. Will this ever happen? Ask Father Jose Kallukulam, pastor of St. Michael s parish and church. W illyne Blanchard F ernandina Beach


COMMUNITYCYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, APRIL25, 2014/NEWS-LEADER8APr esident: Opening day biggest in ye ars for Elm Street Little LeagueThe sun came out just for a while to give blessings upon the field on opening day at the Charles Albert Jr. field. Even though the opening games were not played due to the wetness of the grounds, this was the biggest opening day we've had in years, says President Wayne Peterson. It's also the best working relationship he's had with the city with regards to the mayor, vice mayor and city manager, Joe Gerrity. Opening day began with the introduction of Ronald Veal, the emcee, who began his career at the Elm Street Little League and went on to higher heights as a football player and trainer. He trained Cam Newton and is honored to be back home again. Janice Ancrum from Council on Aging introduced the teams. The Elm Street Giants, sponsored by Burbank Sports and Nets, coached by Travis Williamson and Eric Harris; the Elm Street Hawks, sponsored by American Legion Post 174 and Property Management, coached by Bob Stine and Alria Mundy, manager Brian W illiams; the Elm Street Reds, sponsored by First Missionary Baptist Church, coaches Willie Coleman, Keith Menendez and Jason Grogan, manager Robin Raysor. Ancrum said, "We have some important people here who have worked for us every day Commissioner Coles, Charlie Corbett, Barry Holloway, Mayor Ed Boner and Danny Leeper." Mayor Ed Boner gave the welcome and r emembers being a player as well as a coach here in Fernandina Beach. He said, "Our children are our future and groups like Elm Street Little League build character, teamwork and skills needed in life." He said he was honored to be present and thanks for being invited. The invocation came from Deacon McKinley Ravenell and Mrs. Ravenell sang a special solo, "I Won't Complain." Comments from Vice President Charles Albert, who said it gave him great pleasure just to visualize the attendance. He was just overwhelmed at how everyone worked together. He believes crimes being committed should stop being put on TV. "Let's work together with our youngsters to help them do better," he said. He has worked with the league for 47 years. The entire season this year is dedicated to Brenda Tucker Peterson ("Ms. Pete"). This special dedication was presented by Shaun Hubbard, a co-worker and friend of Peterson, who was always involved. She says thanks for the memories and the good times for they will never be forgotten. On behalf of the more than 15 family members present and the entire Peterson, Tucker, Rauls family, her husband, Leonard Peterson, said, "Thank you." He also noticed a team was missing. The Wrecks. He said they will be back because he is coming back. Larry Geiger (District 11) said he was happy to be there celebrating 75 years of Little League baseball along with Jim Green, commissioner. Other city officials sending greetings along with the mayor were Vice Mayor Sara Pelican, City Manager Joe Gerrity and Sheriff of Nassau County Bill Leeper, who said the Little League is important because it teaches the value of sportsmanship, community and volunteerism, traits that can help anyone. President Wayne Peterson gave special r ecognition to city officials for their help working with them. "We have palm trees through the city. Sponsors, thank you, thank you, thank you. They keep this league going. I'm looking forward to a great season. I can't thank Barry Holloway and Danny Leeper enough for their help for the new scoreboard and the tarp around the field. Thank you," he said. "Along with others, I also thank Rex. A. Lester, maintenance manager. "At this time, I would like to challenge every parent to be actively involved in their child's season, both at the park and at home. It is very important to take an active role not only to strengthen the commitment to our children but so the program will continue for another 46 seasons. Through this commitment, we as parents will be able to set examples of sportsmanship and respect for all players, coaches, umpires, parents and friends in the stands as well. Our umpires have a huge amount of responsibility. Let's respect their decisions. Let's play ball and have fun doing it. It's gonna be a good season." Closing comments came from Kelvin Rhodes. "Thank everyone for coming out today. I'm the only one here that played on the original Yulee Giants in '71. Wayne Peterson and Terry Roberts played on the original Wr ecks. Thank you again. Let's have a good season." Birthday wishes to Korwin Clayton, Charles Ferrell, Willie Staten, Shanaya Thompson, Tia Scott, Lynn Smith, Ella Brown, Sydney Battle and Pastor D.K. Bolden. April has won the Calendar Tea again. NOW AND THENM aybelle Ki rkland MILITARY NEWS BIRTHS Jeremy and April Hyers of Fernandina Beach announce the birth of a daughter, Tyler Michael Hyers, born at 1:52 p.m. April 11, 2014, at Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville. The baby weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Paternal grandparents are T ommy Hyers of Fernandina Beach and Gina Hyers of Yu lee. Maternal grandparents are Mark and Gina Townsend of Fernandina Beach. Great-grandparents are Richard and Marlene Kurlin of Fernandina Beach, Martha Hyers of Fernandina Beach and Ralph and Sherry Cross of Dothan, Ala. John and Rebecca Brooks of Yulee announce the birth of a daughter, Sofia Emerson Brooks, born at 2:47 a.m. April 16, 2014, at Baptist Medical Center-Nassau in Fernandina Beach. The baby weighed 5 pounds 12 ounces and measured 18 inches in length. She joins brothers John Colt and Nathan David. Paternal grandparents are John H. Brooks and Karen Brooks of Jacksonville. Maternal grandparents are Eliezer and Morelia Gonzalez of Yulee. Air Force Airman Justin D. Jude graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, T exas. The airman completed an intensive, eightweek 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. Jude is the son of Regina Alkire of Yulee. He is a 2013 graduate of Yulee High School. Air National Guard Airman Nitza J. Muniz 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. Muniz, the daughter of Rey and Janet Muniz of Fernandina Beach, is a 2013 graduate of Yulee High School. C AMPUS NOTES Kacey Linnea Guenther, daughter of Kurt Guenther and Connie Guenther of Fernandina Beach and a 2010 graduate of Fernandina Beach High School, has r eceived the CBS Annual Giving Scholarship. Guenther majors in genetics, cell biology and development at the University of Minnesota. Ron Anderson BUICK GMC CHEVROLET464054 SR 200, Yulee(904) 261-6821Classic Carpets & Interiors, Inc. 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But each year spring inevitably arrives, and life surges once again, bursting out form the tips of trees and the earth itself in vibrant greens and yellows that can only signal the a life is waxing once again. Life on earth has a rhythm to it, a pulsing cycle of waxing and waning tides. The sun rises; the sun sets. The sap rises; the sap falls. Flower bloom and flower fade. We inhale and we exhale. Growth and decay, like our breathing and the beating of our hearts, is a surge of life, and then a receding of life. Perhaps what we love about spring is that we can literally see and feel the surge of life. The earth is again coming back to life, and as a part of nature, we feel once again that bloom of youth which adds zest and vigor to our own lives. Spring is the season for those who love life. Thank God for making each of us a part of this beautiful cycle of life. The Spring of Life Jude FOR THE BIRDS SUBMITTEDOne of the programs at local Boys & Girls Clubs is called Top Tomatoes, which teaches about growing vegetables and flowers. Dur ing the winter, when growing is slow, volunteers Nancy Carpenter and Mary Downey initiated a bird feeder project. About 10 kids started with cores from bathroom tissue, c oated each one with glue and rolled the core in birdseed. When the glue was dry, a ribbon was threaded through the core and each bird feeder was hung on one of the new tree s between the club and Southside Elementary School.


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To discuss your roofing needs or to simply learn moreabout potential roofing modifications, related to insurance savings or energy efficient roofing solutions, call Buddy Boyd at 904-321-0626 or 904-753-1438. They look forward to working with you. Of wrinkles and time, money and energy H aving spent the last three weeks traveling and expending more energy than I owned, I thought this would be a good time to share with you a little wisdom Ive p lagiarized from our Supervisor of Elections Vicki Cannon. I had a suspicion she was right when I heard her make these observ ations a couple of months ago. Now that I have left great chunks of time, energy and money strewn about the European countryside, I know for certain that she spoke the truth that n ight. When I was young, I had time a nd energy, but no money, her talk to us began. Boy, do I remember t hose days. When I landed my first job after college, I still had to live at home, thanks to starvation wages. I had a surplus of free time on my hands, because the few chores I did for my mom took only a fraction of the day. I had spent the majority ofm y evenings doing homework since I was a little kid, so all of those free e venings after work were magical. I was also disgustingly healthy, with nary a creak nor a groan to my name, so I was physically qualified t o participate in just about any extracurricular activity I could devise. U nfortunately, I had almost no disc retionary income, so I spent a great n umber of those free evenings at home plotting and planning what I would do when I h ad a fatter wallet. When I hit midd le age, I had money and energy, but no time, was Vickis next observ ation. Boy, did she have that right! I hit my stride by my mid-30s. Id been around long enough to (mostly) know what I was doing and my bosses seemed to pile more work on my desk each day. I loved it. I threw myself body and soul into everya ssignment that came my way. I was rewarded with a fatter paycheck, but n ow it was time that was in short supply. My days began about 5:30, and the evenings were spent getting ready for tomorrow before an early b edtime. Id get up before dawn the next morning and throw myself back on the hamster wheel. I was delighted to be there. My time on the weekends was spent doing laund ry and housework I hadnt had a chance to do during the week. S unday night and its preparations for the next day always came as a s urprise. Where had the time gone? I now realize I had some extra money because I had no time to go shopping. Thats a great situation for ones bank balance, but what good is m oney if you dont have the time to spend it? And now that I am old, I have the time and the money, but no energ y. I am living proof of this last point. I am careful not to tell the young ones too much about the joys of retirement. They really dont need to know how much fun it is to wake up naturally on Monday morning, or how delightful it is to have breakfasto n Wednesday and then go back to bed. I have time for a two-hour lunch w ith a girlfriend and then spend a leisurely afternoon puttering around town. Just to be outside in the middle of the day instead of being cooped up i n an office is one of the retirement perks that must be kept from todays work force, or well have a revolt on our hands. And if I want a nice lunch or dinner (or both! great restaurants in the middle of the week, I have the money to buy myself that indulgence. But now its energy, or rather the lack of it, that i s my major deficit. I may be flush with time and money, but I am a pauper when it comes to having the getup-and-go to get up and go. I watch the young ones cope with their busy lives and feel the aches and pains in my own bones. Young mothers lifting heavy toddlers make me cringe, and I wonder how they and their h usbands can work all day and then spend the evening planning Shrimp Festivals, church bazaars or R ailroad Days. Im afraid that about four or five oclock every afternoon, the Z-monster and knocks me out with a sledgehammer. Im down for about 45 minutes before Im ready for the next adventure. If life conspires to deny me that nap, that next adventure will probably be an early dinner and turn-in. I m sure youll agree with me that Vicki Cannon was right. We seem to be missing either time or money or energy during any given stage of our lives. The secret seems to have the right combination of all three so we can get through each day. Im sorry, but dont have the time right now to search for this m ystery of life. Maybe after my nap. When I was young, I had time and energy, but no money. When I hit middle age, I had money and energy, but no time. And now that I am old, I have the time and the money, but no energy. Boy, did she have that right! CITY S IDEBAR C ara Curtin


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, APRIL25, 2014 NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINABEACH, FL ORIDA 10A DISTRICT 4-4A PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADERThe Yulee High School baseball team (No. 2 seed) defeated the host Fernandina Beach Pirates 2-0 Tuesday in a District 4-4A semi final, advancing to Thursday's title game. T op-seeded West Nassau won in a rout Tuesday in the other semifinal matchup. The Yulee Hornets and West Nassau Warriors squared off Thursday for the district crown and, r egardless of the outcome, both advance to next week's regional tournament. FBHS (third seed) defeated Ribault and Raines toppe d Andrew Jackson Monday to move on to the semifinal round. West Nassau and Yulee drew a Monday bye as the top two seeds. Josh Bedell, left, was on the mound for Yulee an d Zack Mellin, center, went the distance for the Pirates Tuesday. C ounty harriers compete in district, region meetsThe high school track and field teams have wrapped up the 2014 season. The Fernandina Beach High School boys and Yulee High School girls captured the county championship before the teams headed into postseason action. In the District 3-2A meet April 9 at Raines, FBHS had seven individuals and three r elay teams advance to the r egional meet. W ill Weaver was the boys 1,600m and 3,200m district champion. Laura Kilburn claimed the crown in both the girls events. The FBHSboys finished third in the district; the Lady Pirates were fourth. Y ulee had nine individuals and three relay teams advance to regional. The Yulee boys finished fifth in the district and the girls were third. W est Nassau had two individuals advance Jessica Wa r ner and Katie McGrath. The Warriors and Lady Wa r riors were both ninth in the district. In the 34-team Region 1-2A meet April 17, the FBHS Pirate harriers boasted four top-10 finishes Nic Leblanc, seventh in the 3,200m; Weaver, ninth in the 1,600m; Kilburn, 10th in the 1,600m; and the boys 4x800m team, which finished 10th. Sarah Curtright finished eighth in the girls discus and was Yulee's lone top-10 finisher. W est Nassau had four top10 finishes Warner, fourth in the 100m and the 200m and sixth in the girls long jump; and McGrath, 10th in the girls high jump. Wa r ner of West Nassau was the only athlete from the three Nassau County schools to advance to the state finals. She will compete in the 100m and 200m. Region 1-2Aat Bolles April 17 10. Lauren Kilburn, FBHS, 1600m, 5:54.67 9. Will Weaver, FBHS, 1600m, 4:46.95 7. Nic Leblanc, FBHS, 3200m, 10:41.43 10. FBHS 4x800m, 8:50.52 8. Sarah Curtright, YHS, discus, 89-01.50 4. Jessica Warner, WNHS, 100m, 12.35; 4. 200m, 25.97; 6. long jump, 17-04 10. Katie McGrath, WNHS, high jump, 4-10 District 3-2Aat Raines April 9 2. Jessica Warner, WNHS, 100m, 12.50; 2. 200m, 26.62; 3. long jump, 16-08.5 3. Katie McGrath, WNHS, high jump, 4-10 4. Kaleigh Carney, YHS, 100m hurdles, 21.14 4. Jacob Acklin, YHS, 100m, 1 1.15 2. Elizabeth Parker, YHS, 1600m, 6:25.03; 2. 3200m, 14:04.20 4. Bria Riepe, YHS, 1600m, 6:41.53 4. Sabrina Jones, YHS, 300m hurdles, 55.53; 4. triple jump, 30-07 4. Samantha Talmon, YHS, 3200m, 15:08.99 3. Yulee boys 4x100m, 44.57 3. Yulee girls 4x400m, 4:45.62 3. Yulee girls 4x800m, 11:56.68 4. Sarah Curtwright, YHS, discus, 80-06 4. Aaron Clifton, YHS, high jump, 5-08; 4. shot put, 4110.5 3. Ironne Coley, YHS, long jump, 20-05.75 1. Lauren Kilburn, FBHS, 1600m, 6:00.88; 1. 3200m, 13:52.64 1. Will Weaver, FBHS, 1600m, 4:51.92; 1. 3200m, 10:57.93 3. Coral Wilcox, FBHS, 3200m, 14:37.93 2. Nic LeBlanc, FBHS, 3200m, 10:58.3 3. Wesley Twiggs, FBHS, 3200m, 11:24.72 4. FBHS 4x400m girls relay, 4:54.76 4. FBHS girls 4x800m, 15:18.47 3. FBHS boys 4x800m, 9:05.51 3. Katie Rojas, FBHS, 800m, 2:45.91 4. Josh Lesoine, FBHS, discus, 1 13-01 West Nassau boasts Nassau Countys lone state qualifier The FBHS boys and girls track and field teams. The boys were crowned county champions this season.


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 11AFRIDAY, APRIL25, 2014 SPORTS News-Leader Y Y M M C C A A s s u u m m m m e e r r s s p p o o r r t t s sThe McArthur Family YMCAis now registering for basketball, swim team, swim lessons and sports camps for the summer. For information, contact Jenna Scott at or 261-1080, ext 109.S S h h r r i i m m p p F F e e s s t t i i v v a a l l 5 5 K KThe McArthur Family YMCAwill celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Shrimp Festival 5K Run/Walk, starting at 8 a.m. May 3 at Main Beach, Fernandina Beach. The Shrimp Festival run is a fundraiser for the Y’s annual campaign, which helps families by providing scholarships for beforeand after-school childcare, swimming lessons, sports programs, teen activities and a variety of other programs for those who might not otherwise be able to afford them. A highlight of the morning is the Katie Caples Memorial Y outh Run, which is a onemile route young runners tackle as their parents cheer, full of pride. This event was created in 1998 largely by David Caples, Katie’s father, to honor the daughter he lost in an accident by raising awareness for organ donation. In addition to the one-mile run option, younger children enjoy the half-mile Popcorn Run. Register at com, www.firstcoastymca. org/branch/mcarthur or by visiting the McArthur Family YMCAon Citrona Drive. For sponsorship information or answers to other questions, email or call 261-1080.B B u u s s i i n n e e s s s s L L e e a a g g u u e eThe 2014 spring business league is forming at Putt-Putt at Main Beach. Signed up so far are Domino’s/Subway, Florida Public Utilities, Moon River Pizza, Rayonier, 5 Points Pantry and Advance Rehab. Send team members (employees or customers) each week to compete at Putt Putt; it does not need to be the same team members each week but could be. Session is seven weeks. Registration and free practice begin at 6 p.m., shotgun start at 7 p.m. Play typically ends around 8:45 p.m. Spring sessions are T uesdays May 6 through June 10. Spring playoff championship is June 17. Cost is $249 per team plus tax per session of league play ($266.43). Email puttputtflorida@ to reserve space and Putt-Putt will send an invoice. Contact Frank for questions or any requests at 261-4443. Putt-Putt is located at 6 N. Fletcher Ave., Fernandina Beach.K 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 J a a g g u u a a r r s s   t t i i c c k k e e t t r r e e n n e e w w a a l l c c a a m m p p a a i i g g n nThe Jacksonville Jaguars kicked off their 2014 season ticket renewal campaign with an all-new, innovative experience for their season ticket holders. With the launch of their digital e-brochure allowing a seamless renewal process, as well as new stadium renovations providing five new exciting seating options and the season ticket holder rewards program Jags 365, this year’s fan experience will provide a whole new level of service and excitement. Visit for information.S S a a i i l l i i n n g g C C l l u u b b m m e e e e t t s sThe Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the first Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic Club at T en Acres. Social hour at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m. Contact Commodore Roger Henderson at (904) 624-2711 or or visit S p p o o r r t t s s a a s s s s o o c c i i a a t t i i o o n nNassau County Sports Association meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday at the county building, Yulee. Call 261-1075 or 277-1609.B B o o w w l l i i n n g g l l e e a a g g u u e e s sA senior league bowling is offered at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Nassau Bowling off US 17 in Yulee. The group also meets for Christian league at 6 p.m. Thursdays.B B o o u u l l e e s s C C l l u u b bAmelia Island Boules Club holds petanque pickup games Saturdays at 9:30 a.m., W ednesdays at 4:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. at the Fernandina Beach courts at the south end of the downtown marina. Petanque (paytonk) is a cousin of both horseshoes and bocce, the Italian bowling game. The public is welcome to join. Call 491-1190. SPORTS SHORTS TENNIS NEWS The Nassau County Men's League has completed three weeks of match play and has Kraft in first place followed by North Hampton, Southern Comfort, Amelia National and Island Lost Boys. The men meet Monday evenings for match play. Team North Hampton, left, includes John Roberts, Bailin Zhou, Ry an Deems, Frank Bouton, Stephan D'Anna and Frank Graves. Island Lost Boys, right, include Don Leary, Bob Wesche, Scott Chico, Mike Moranda, Bob Stine and Tom Livingst on. Not pictured: Randy Rice, Tom Hitchcock and David Knisley.SUBMITTED PHOTOSThere will be a free Junior Tennis Jamboree offered at the newly resurfaced Central Park courts May 10 from 3:30-5 p.m. for kid s 10 and under. Email michelemaha@msn. com for information or to register. Junior and adult programming continues at the Central Park courts with classes offered by U SPTA pros Vishnu Maharaj and Rod Gibson. The schedule can be obtained at the park and recreation office or by emailing Mark your calenders for Tenn is Thanks the Troops Event May 25 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation's Racket Park. Email for further information. Le ft, pictured with instructors Tim Meakin and Rod Gibson are, from left, Abigail Purvis, Emory Shuman, Michael Gabor, Kristine Prescott, Catherine Prescott and Katelyn G abor. The Nassau County Ladies League continues play Thursday afternoons through mid-May. The Omni team, right, includes Patsy Isaacson, Lian Cutting, Mary Anne Sharer, Patricia Hufenbecher, Sheila Faricy, Joan Brescia, Michael Topp (coach). Not pictured: Ann Thomas, Bobbie Wages, Lois Kroll, Jeannie Selig, Joanna Kennard, Anne Otis, S usan Walsh, Pat Day.


12A F RIDAY A PRIL 25, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK The T r uly family began bicycling in Riviere, Du L oop, Quebec, cycled d own to Brownsville, T exas, then east to Fernandina Beach about 3 ,200 miles and were headed north to Maine when, because the St. Marys River bridge is out at the Florida-Georgia border on US 17, they lear ned it is not legal to r ide bicycles on I-95. N assau County Sheriffs p ersonnel Caleb Roy and Lt. Hank Mar t inez assist the family Lloyd, 52, Denise, 40, and their home-schooled children Erin, 14, James, 12, and Scarlet, 3 in gettinga cross the river into G eorgia to continue their t r e k home. The T r uly fami ly is riding to raise awar e ness of cancer. BIKE RIDERS: THE TRULY FAMILY HELPING HAND S S h h r r i i m m p p F F e e s s t t i i v v a a l l E E s s s s e e n n t t i i a a l l s s i i n n A A p p r r i i l l 3 3 0 0 N N e e w w s s L L e e a a d d e e r r


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F RIDAY A PRIL 25, 2014 N EWS -L EADER / F ERNANDINA B EACH F LORIDA S UDOKU /M USIC N OTES O UTAND A BOUT R ELIGION /H OMES C LASSIFIEDS NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER The local observance of the 63rd annual National D ay of Prayer will be held May 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Journey Church, 95707 Amelia Conc ourse. T he 201 4 theme is One Voice United in Prayer. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Frank Wright, CEO of the National Re lig ious Broadcasters, who will speak a bout the battle in the modern media for the hearts and minds of young people. DEADLIEST CATCH STAR Edgar Hansen, deck boss of the Northwestern and younger br other of Capt Sig Han sen on the TV show Deadliest Catch, will attend the Shrimp Festival on Saturda y Ma y 3, a s p ar t of a resh From Florida Seafood promotion, Floridas Tastiest Catch. Edgar Hansen will sign Fresh from Florida posters and photographs during a meet and greet on the waterfront, be a judge for the Adult Pirate Costume Contest at 12:30 p.m., visit the Kids Fun Zone and take the stage Saturday as the Fresh F r om Florida S eafood special guest. Times will be announced at when confirmed. BROWN BAG LUNCH The Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 S. T hird St ., in vit es you to its next Brown Bag Lunch on May 7 at noon. Nancy Dickson will discuss the Ci vilian Con ser vation Corp (CCC) on Amelia Island. Part of FDRs New Deal, the CCC was a public relief program from 1933-42 that provided job s for y oun g men re lat ed to the c on servation and development of natural resources in rural lands owned by federal, state and local governments like the restoration of Fort Clinch. This pr og r am is free and open to the public For information contact Gray at 261-7378, ext. 102, or g r L O VE A T HIGH NOON T he F riends of the Fernandina Beach Library present a Love at High Noon luncheon on May 9 at noon at Caf Karibo featuring New York Times and USA Today best-selling romance author Brenda Jackson. Tickets are $20 and can be purcha sed at the F ernandina B each Library on North Fourth Street by May 5. Af t er w orkin g 37 y ears with State Farm in Jacksonville and writing 67 books, an exclusive offer from Harlequin convinced J a ckson to quit the firm and write novels that are multicultural romances, featurin g AfricanA merican characters. She published her 100th novel in November. Jackson has received numerous national literary awards. She formed the Madaris P ublishin g Comp an y and is working with her son Geralds production company, Five Alive Films, to make movies based on her award-winning books. Warner Brothers released her firs t movie, T ruly E verlasting, which she directed and is currently working on a movie b a sed on her book, A Silken Thread A utog raphed books will be available for purchase at the luncheon event. O FF & O N T HE I S L A N D JUDIE MACKIE For the News-Leader W W hat began as a family picnic and b oat race in 1964 has evolved into a weekend celebration honoring Fernandina Beach and her deep-rooted history in the shrimping industry. The 51st annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival May 2, 3 and 4, presented by P ublix Supermarkets, will transform downtown Fernandina Beach into a festive weekend of history and art. Enjoy a fully juried art s how with more than 300 artis ans competing for mor e than $ 7,500 in cash awards. There will be fine arts and crafts, more than 50 antique dealers, contests throughout the festival for kids of all ages, live musical enter tainment, scores of playful pirates and aK ids Fun zone with activities, e nter tainment and food, but b est of all, admission is free for the entire festival. Imagine the variety of dishes cooked up by local food booths that ar e all nonpr ofit organizations. Your tastebuds w ill be tempted by a wide varie ty of white shrimp, F er n andina s little tr easures of the sea. W i ll you choose the Fried Shrimp, Boiled Shrimp, Shrimp Pizza, Shrimp Pie, Shrimp Quesadillas or perhaps you ar e daring enough to enter the Shrimp Ice Cream E ating Contest? A melia Island s downtown m er c hants hold a sidewalk sale all day Friday, May 2 until the festival officially opens at 6 p.m. Live music and opening ceremonies start the festivities at the main stage, the Kids Fun Zone opens Friday evening and all of the food, sponsors and exhibitor s b ooths located at the water front will be open. The fun continues until 10:30 p.m. with live music suitable for dancing, the Miss Shrimp Festival winner will be crowned and there will be a Pirate Invasion followed by a fantastic fir eworks show S aturday the fun grows as all of the vendors and exhibitors booths ar e open down the eight-block length of Centre Street. From Eighth Street to the waterfront and one block out in both dir ec tions, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., you will be amazed at the quality and variety these vendors of fer Several contests will be h eld including the Little Pirate C ontest and Best Beard Contest, there will be a Pirate Invasion and local, regional and national musical acts per forming on the waterfront stage as well as more entertaining acts in the Kids Fun Zone. S unday, the festival is open f rom 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the addition of the Best Decorated Boat Parade and the Blessing of the Fleet at the waterfront. Tasty shrimp dishes keep your lips smacking, while gr eat live bands get those toes tapping. O ther events surrounding the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival include the locals favorite event, the popular Pirate Parade held downtown on Thursday, May 1 at 6 p.m. Ther e is also the McAr thur Family YMCA 5K Fun Run on S aturday morning, held at M ain Beach. The easiest way to get to and from the festival is to take advantage of the shuttle ser v ice, Park and Ride. This is staffed by charitable organizations. Simply park at the Fer nandina Beach High S chool for a nominal donation a nd then catch the free, airconditioned shuttle bus to and from the festival grounds. Always held the first week end in May, the Southeast T ourism Society has named the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival a T op-20 event for the p ast 12 years. For information visit Shrimp Festival time here next weekend JUDIE MACKIE/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER The shrimp boat Island Girl competes in the best-decorated shrimp boat contest at last years festival. GLORIOUS OUTDOORS SUBMITTED W i nners of the Island Ar t Association Nouveau Art Show, Glorious Outdoors, are B est of Show, Karen Trowbridge, Deep Forest, acrylic, top; first place, Rebecca McDannold, Garden Bridge #2, watercolor, above left; second, Richard Hultberg, The Nana Dunes, Fernandina Beach, acrylic; and third, Denise Murphy, Meltdown, glass, above right. Honorable mentions went to Ann Kemp, Cr ossing to A valon, photography; Janet Christenson, Spring at Peters Point, pastel; Susan Henderson, After the Rain, oil; Dawna Moore, Low Tide Sunset, photography; and Diane Hamburg, Tidal Pool, Fiber. The judge was Lily Kuonen, assistant professor ofF oundations & Drawing, Jacksonville University. The show is on view at the gallery, 1 8 N. Second St., through May.


2B F RIDAY A PRIL 25, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK SPECIAL EVENTS ABC Fine Wine & Spirits will host a Fernandina B each Wine Tasting from 68 p.m. April 30 at 474574 SR 2 00. Come sip, swirl and savor over 50 wines, cordials a nd spirits in celebration of the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival. Find your favorite seafood-worthy vino and chat with other wine enthusiasts and cocktail-lovers and not just shrimp cocktails. Keepy our glass and receive a coupon to use the night of the e vent. Fee is $10. For information call 491-6192. The Newcomers Club of Amelia Island will host its monthly coffee on May 8. Women interested in joining the club and who reside in Nassau County (no matter h ow long they have lived here) are welcome to attend. For further information contact Lucy Bryan at (90419 or, or visit The third annual Divas Day Out to benefit the Amelia Island nonprofit Girl Power 2 C ure will be held May 10 from 1 0 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the A tlantic Recreation Center auditorium, 2500 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. Admission is a $3 donation per person; kids 6 and under admittedf ree. Enjoy 30 vendor booths f eaturing jewelry, home g oods, beauty products, h ealth and fitness and more, entertainment including adults and kidsfashion shows, fitness demos, a makeover reveal, women s self-defense demonstration and dances. Kidsevents include a DivaD ress Up booth, hair styling a nd makeup, cupcake deco r ating, free learn-to-play tennis clinic, a Mothers Day craft and more. A portion of every pur chase supports Girl Power 2 Cure s mission to bring an end to Rett Syndrome, the most severe form of autism. For information about the event,g o to or email Tiffany Wilson at V i sit www The Nassau Humane Societys Taste and Toast event will be held May 17 from 7-9 p.m. in the court y ard of the Florida House Inn, 22 S. Third St. Tickets are $50 and available at www nassauhumanesociety .com, the Second Chance Store on South 14th Street and at the NHS Dog Park on Airport Road. For information contact Kelly Monti at volunteer@nas-s or call 491-1511. Nassau Humane Society is partnering with over 15 local restaurants for this fundraiser that pairs food with a fine selection of wine or beer. C hefs from each establishment will prepare an item off t heir menu and pair it with a wine or beer. In an adjoining courtyard guests can visit with furry friends from the shelter. Special guest Nick Loren will host a live auction of gift baskets and Dan Voll and Michele will provide music. All funds raised will support the animal r escue and adoption shelter on Amelia Island. The Omni Amelia Island Plantation is hosting six renowned chefs to participate in a culinary challenge e vent benefiting the James Beard Foundation. The c hefs will compete in a threeprong challenge: catch the fish during a fishing excursion, cook the fish for guests who will vote on their favorite dishes at the evening event and finally divide into two teams a nd receive a mystery ingredient to cook with during the e vent. The winning team will be determined by a ballot vote. The event will be held May 17 from 6-9 p.m. Fora dditional information, c ontact Alayna Oram at (904 4 32-1470. The Humane Association of W ildlife Care & Education (HAWKE), a nonprofit charityt hat rescues and rehabilitates o rphaned wild birds, mamm als and reptiles, will hold its 2 0th annual Dine on the Wild S ide fundraising dinner at T he St. Augustine Alligator Farm on May 17. The event features an open house from 5-9 p.m. Award-winning composer Jamie DeFrates will provide musical entertain-m ent. D inner is 6-7:30 p.m. and i ncludes barbecue chicken and vegetarian options. Advance tickets are $45 for ages 12 and up or $30 for kids 5 to 11. Admission ages 4 and under is free if they share an adults meal. Send a checka nd a self-addressed stamped e nvelope to HAWKE, P.O. B ox 188, Elkton, FL32033 ( indicate veggie or BBQ). A limited number of $50 tickets will be available at the door. Purchase tickets online until May 15 at www .hawkewild Call (904 THEA TER The final performances of the comedy Nice People Dancing to Good CountryM usic are at 8 p.m. April 2 5-26. T ickets are $20 adults, $ 10 students through college. Purchase at or call the box of fice at 261-6749 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. April 25 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26. Oliver! tickets are on s ale a t Fernandina Beach Middle School in the main office and at Amelia Awards, 817 S. Eighth St. Cost is $15 f or adults and $10 for students. Performances are May 1 5, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 18, at 2 p.m. With a community cast of more than 140 from ages 665, performances will sell out fast. This production, directed by Judy Tipton, will benefit C ommunities in Schools of Nassau County. The national tour of the new musical The Addams Family, based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams, will make its J acksonville premiere on M ay 2 at 8 p.m. at the TimesU nion Centers Moran Theater. Tickets start at $32 and are available at the FSCJ Artist Series Box Office, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, at (904AY(2929 and online at www.artists Discounts available for groups of 10 or more a t (904 MUSEUM One ticket, four pubs, a wealth of historical information 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 towns most popular, notorious or otherwise historic pubs and bars. One ticket will get you one drink at each establishment a nd an earful of colorful tales a bout the places you visit as w ell as those you see along your way. Its 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 d owntown Fernandina Beach. R eservations required. C ontact T hea at 261-7378, ext.105, or T hea@amelia Guests on this tour will learn Amelia Island ghost stories as they tiptoet hrough dark streets and w alk in the footsteps of a b ygone era a s the past comes alive through the skill ful storytelling of your guide. This tour begins at 6 p.m. every Friday like clockwork and lasts approximately one hour Meet your guide in the c emetery behind St. Peters E piscopal Church, 801 A tlantic A ve. T ickets may be purchased at the A melia Island Museum of History for $10/adults and $5/students. Contact Thea at 261-7378, ext. 105 or Thea@amelia for more information. Fill in the squares so that each row, column and 3-b y3 box c ontain the numbers 1 through 9. Solution will appear in the Wednesday B-section. Wednesday, April 23 Solution O UTAND A BOUT F F i i r r e e b b i i r r d d c c o o n n c c e e r r t t J acksonville Symphony Orchestra presents The Firebird April 26 at 8 p.m. with S hizuo Z Kuwahara, conductor, and Stewart Goodyear, piano. Enjoy the fun side of Soviet-era music. Stravinskys vividness, Prokofievs energy, Khachaturians rhythms and Shostakovichs humor. Tickets are $25$72. Call (904 for more information. Y Y o o u u t t h h c c o o n n c c e e r r t t T he Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra presents a year-end concert on April 28 at 7 p.m. with Scott C. Gregg, JSYO music director and principal conductor. This is the season finale concert of the JSYO Overture, Foundation, Encore and Premiere string ensembles. Tickets are $5 (childadult904 visit for information. B B l l u u e e g g r r a a s s s s j j a a m m The Barn in Yulee, 850918 US 17, one block north of A1Aat the corner of Pages Dairy Road, holds Bluegrass Jams every second and fourth Monday of the month. The next one is April 28 from 6:30-9 p.m. The events are free. Light refreshments will be served. For information call 477-7268. C C h h a a m m b b e e r r M M u u s s i i c c F F e e s s t t The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival May 2-June 1 will showcase worldrenowned artists performing a variety of m usic styles in intimate and historic settings o n Amelia Island. At the 2014 festival, guests c an expect the unexpected with a lineup that includes Anne Akiko Meyers, the Linden String Quartet, members of the Guarneri String Quartet, Sarah Charness and her hotp ink violin and more. K nown for a repertoire that ranges from M onteverdi to Radiohead, Brooklyn Rider will a lso perform a newly commissioned work and t he finale will feature Chamber Pops, with e verything from Bach to The Beatles. For tickets and information, call 261-1779 or visit 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 e nsemble of amateur musicians, retired a nd current music educators, even folks that h ave not played since high school or college. It welcomes all interested persons to join them for rehearsals at 6 p.m. T hursdays at the Yulee Middle School band room, 85439 Miner Road. Email, call band President Chuck Belinski at 277-1257 or search NassauC ommunity 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 T w ilight Tours are held Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $29 per person at 1 North Front St., Fernandina Beach, or call 261-9972 or book online at www C C a a s s e e y y s s B B a a r r C aseys Bar, 852426 US 17, Yulee, will h ost Blistur on Saturday, April 26 at 9 p.m. C all 225-2000. 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 p.m. and the piano styling of Steve Fingers on Saturday after n oons. Call 432-7086. Join them on F acebook at courtyardpubandeats for inform ation on special events including appear ances by The Usual Suspects with Pam and Davis Turner on Sunday evenings. You never know who may show up and join in the fun. D D a a v v i i d d s s D avids Restaurant and Lounge, 802 Ash S t., presents Aaron Bing Friday and Saturday n ights. 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 F lorida House Inn, 22 S. Third St., hosts Open Mike Night each Thursday from 7:301 0:30 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. No cover 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., presents Vinyl Record Night every Tuesday from 7-11 p .m. Listen to LPs played on high-end turntables, talk about the medium and purchase albums. Disc jockeys JG World and Jim play an eclectic mix from their personal collection of thousands of records. Call 321-2324. 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 o n Facebook. Contact Bill Childers at 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 Holmes a 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 f irst Wednesday of each month. Musicians m ay sit in for one song or the whole night. J oin 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 kell Join them on F acebook 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. Call 277-3811 or visit The Salty Pelican Bar and 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 S andy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910 A tlantic 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. Visit S S e e a a b b r r e e e e z z e e S eabreeze Sports Bar, in the Days Inn on S adler Road, live music. S S h h e e f f f f i i e e l l d d s s Shef f ields 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. W ednesdays. Call 491-8999 or email Join them onF acebook or visit S S l l i i d d e e r r s s Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher Ave., live music in the tiki bar 6-10 p.m. nightly and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, reg gae W ednesdays with Pili Pili; The Macy s in the lounge Friday and Saturdays 6-10 p.m.; shag dancing Sundays from 4-7 p.m.; musicn ightly 9 p.m.-1 a.m. in the Breakers Lounge. C all 277-6652. Visit J oin Sliders on Facebook and T witter. 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 S aturdays at 6 p.m. Call 261-5711 or email k Join them on F acebook or visit www MUSIC NOTES The Amelia Island Blues Festival scheduled for Sept. 1213 will r eturn to Main Beach this year Four artists are set to headline this years event. Curtis Salgado, winner of the 2010 Blues Music Award (BMA Ar tist of the Y ear ef fortlessly mixes blues, funk and R&B with a deliver y that is raw and heartfelt. Chicago Blues legend, Grammy Award and Blues Music Award Nominee, John Primer is truly The Real Deal when it comes to performing Chicago blues. Samantha Fish won her 2012 Blues Music A ward for Best New Artist Debut for her album Runaway . Her new CD, Black W ind Howlin, is set to be r eleased two days before the festival. Bernard Allisons acclaimed career has included decades of performing the blues. Ber nar d totes the same smokin six string shooter as his late father blues legend Luther Allison. e are very excited to have these world-class blues artists to perform at our 4th annual event say Jeff Malone, president. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 12 with music starting at 6 p.m. with the Fer nandina Beach Blues in School Band with band leaders Johnny Robinson and Roger Hur ricane Wilson. From 6:30-8 p.m. The Mojo Roots, performer at the 2013 Chicago Blues Festival, will take the stage. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. Saturday music performances fr om 12:15-8 p.m. Ben Pr estage is returning to perform throughout the day. Allison, Fish, Primer and Salgado will perform during the day, as will blues guitar prodigy Matthew Curry. For infor mation call (404 784-7687 or visit www.amelia Blues Festival headliners set K K i i d d s s a a r r t t The Island Art Associa-tion, 18 N. Second St., will offer free art classes for children: April 26 Middle School Ar t, ages 10-13, 1-2:15 p.m. and Childrens Art, ages 6-9, 10-11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.12:15 p.m., led by Anne Howden Register at the gallery, 18 N. Second St., 261-7020. Classes are free and all materials are furnished. Classes held at the Education Center adjacent to the galler y W W i i n n e e a a n n d d d d e e s s i i g g n n A W ine and Design Class is scheduled for Friday, May 9 at Burns Hall, St. Peters Episcopal Chur ch. If you think a nice glass of wine would enhance your ability to paint a picture, or if you always wanted to try painting; this is your opportunity to give it a go. This class is a step above paint by num bers in that there are no numbers; however the resident artist, Andrea Lasserre, provides a r ough sketch of the scene to be com pleted and dir ects you through the process. Bring your favorite wine, a creative attitude, the fee of $35 and join for an evening of fun and creativity. Easels, paint, brushes and canvases provided. The number of easels is limited; to reserve an easel contact Rich at 261-4293 or rsmith@stpetersparish.or g. G G u u e e s s t t a a r r t t i i s s t t The Plantation Ar tists Guild and Gallery will featur e the works of guest artist Susan Hitchcock. The exhibition of Hitchcocks paintings runs from May 11 through June 14. On Friday, May 23, from 5:30-8 p.m., the gallery will host a reception marking the opening of a new collection of works by its member artists, which will include Hitchcock s water colors. The gallery is located in The Spa and Shops at Omni Amelia Island Plantation. ART WORKS Michael Story at Plant ation gallery The Amelia Island Plantation Ar tists Guild & Gallery will present Michael Story an award-winning artist from Lexington, S.C., in a two-day workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 6-7. Stor y r egularly teaches oil, pastel and heavy acrylic painting. He is famous for his landscape oil paintings that ar e featured in numerous publications in the South and Southeast. His paintings are also part of many well known collections and exhibits. V iew his website at For more information or to inquir e about r eservations call the gallery at 432-1750. Currently showing at the gallery are paintings by Edibeth Farrington from New Hampshire. Her artwork technique is called encaustic painting, which uses hot wax and pigments infused into paper This process produces an interesting abstract composition. Her work may be viewed and purchased at the gallery to May 10. The Plantation Artists Guild & Galler y is located at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Spa and Shoppes, 94 Amelia V illage Circle. D DO O N N T TL LI I T T T T E E R RSpay or NeuterA PUBLICSERVICEANNOUNCMENT BYTHENEWS-LEADER


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK R ELIGION 3B F R IDAY A P RIL 25, 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 S unday Masses 8:00 am 10:00 pm 12:00 pm (noon Daily Mass 8:30am Mon, Wed,Thurs & Fri. 6 pm Tues Holy 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, C asual 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 D oug Sides, Senior Pastor M orning Services 8:15 and 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm Wednesday Children 6:30 pm W ednesday OverflowYouth 6:30 pm Nursery Provided For All ServicesYulee, FL32097www.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.6t hStreetDr.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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With sword raised and a w arrior-like yell piercing the air, he rounded the corner. To my shock, I w as his target. In all my years of life and ministry, Ive never had anyone charge at me with a weapon. For me, its a sight I wont soon forget. Even my fight or flight i nstinct struggled to make up its mind. Then, in an instant, things c hanged. Now in case youre wondering, t he story Im telling wasnt a dream. It really happened. If you dont believe me, just ask the young man who was charging me with the sword. When he rounded the corn er, slipped and crashed violently on his side, it no doubt formed a memor y hes never forgotten either. S trangely, for him, the whole thing w as a kind of joke. He had been hidi ng in a neighbors garage and saw me coming. Thinking he would jump out and scare me, he g rabbed a nearby replica sword from t he Middle Ages and launched his p rankish attack. When his feet slipped out from underneath him, both of us learned an important less on. Though his attack wasnt a real o ne, the message I received from t he Lord was. In that moment, I became keenly aware of Gods prot ective hand over my life. So did the young man who had violently c harged me. When I think back on it, the words of the psalmist come to mind. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord i s the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked, e ven mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, t hey stumbled and fell. Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. One thing have I d esired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house o f the Lord all the days of my life, to b ehold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in His temple. For in the t ime of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion: in the secret of His tabe rnacle shall He hide me; He shall set me up upon a rock. And now shall my head be lifted up above my enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in His tabernacle sacrif ices of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises unto the Lord. (Psalm 2 7:1-6) When I consider all the dangers a nd near disastrous events of my life, I cant deny Gods merciful interventions. While its been true, some evils Ive brought on myself through poor choices, many have been the d eliberate attacks of the devil designed to take me out before my t ime. In both cases, I have found G od to be faithful. When a demonic assault is the result of something f oolish Ive done, if I acknowledge it and repent, God consistently has r isen to my defense. If, on the other hand, an attack is simply that, a demonic assignment designed to destroy me, as I trust the Lord and stay on His path, He deals with my e nemies in ways that only He can. In the end, not only is such knowledge c omforting but it gives me great boldness to keep walking no matter w hat might be lurking just around the corner. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31 R ob Goyette is pastor of Living Waters World Outreach Center. RELIGION NOTES L L a a t t i i n n A A m m e e r r i i c c a a n n d d i i n n n n e e r r La Tierra Prometida (The Promise Land) C hurch will host its monthly fundraising dinner from 5-8 p.m. Saturday in the former Baptist church at 416 Alachua St. A requested minimum donation for each homemade all you can eat authentic Hispanic meal featuring delectable foods fr om Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Puerto Ricoa nd Uruguay is just $7 to help cover the costs o f the food. All donations r eceived above the c osts of food will be used to help purchase the church. F F o o o o d d n n e e e e d d e e d d The Salvation Army Hope House is working to r eplenish its emergency food supply. It needs canned meats, canned fruit, peanut but-t er and jelly, breakfast foods like cereal, gran ola bars, oatmeal, grits, etc., pastas and starches macaroni and cheese, instant mashed potatoes, stuffing mix, rice, noodles ramen, spaghetti, egg and elbow, boxed meals, canned prepared dinners, dried beans and canned baked beans, condensed soup, toilet paper and clothes detergent. Bring donations to 410 S. Ninth St. T he Salvation Ar my Hope House W orship i s at noon T u esdays. The jour ney continues in the Book of Acts, Chapter 20. Come by 410 S. Ninth St. D D i i v v i i n n e e M M e e r r c c y y s s e e r r v v i i c c e e On Divine Mer cy Sunday April 27, at 3 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, there will be a veneration of the Divine Mercy image with prayers, including r ecitation of the Chaplet of D ivine Mer cy Jesus pr omised through Saint Faustina that if we go to (prior attend Mass and r e ceive Holy Communion on Divine Mercy Sunday, all previous sins, no matter how serious, will be forgiven. U U n n i i t t y y I I s s l l e e o o f f L L i i g g h h t t Unity Isle of Light will hold Sunday services April 27 at 10 a.m. Ser vices ar e held on the s econd and four th Sunday of the month at the American Beach Community Center, 1600 Julia St.. At the April 27 ser v ice Mar cia Br own, spiritual leader and coordinator, will speak on Intuition Our Guidance: He Shall Dir ect Our Path. All services will include meditation, prayer and singing. Children are welcomed and encouraged. U nity Isle of Light is a start-up spiritual c ommunity on Amelia Island with a positive, p ractical and progressive approach to Christianity. All are welcome. To learn more contact Marcia Brown at 415-0822. D D a a y y o o f f P P r r a a y y e e r r The local observance of the 63rd annual N ational Day of Prayer will be held Thursday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Journey Church, 95707 Amelia Concourse. The 2014 theme is One Voice United in Prayer. Keynote speaker for the local observance will be Dr Frank Wright, CEO of the National Religious Broadcasters, who wills peak about the battle in the modern media f or the hear ts and minds of young people. D on Edwards, minister of music at Amelia Plantation Chapel, is organizing a community choir comprising singers from several local churches to provide special music. People interested in singing for this service should come to a r ehearsal at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29 at the Amelia Plantation Chapel, 36B owman Road. If interested in participating in t he choir email your name, voice par t and con tact information to Allen Lennon at or phone 261-8799. S S o o n n g g s s p p i i n n n n e e r r s s c c o o n n c c e e r r t t New V ision Congr egational Chur c h will host the Songspinners in concert on May 5 at 7 p.m. Enjoy a fun and eclectic variety of songss ur e to razzle dazzle your spirit. The concer t w ill featur e selections including the show tunes Razzle Dazzle fr o m Chicago and As Time Goes By from Casablanca, an upbeat gospel version of Music Down in My Soul, a medley of Irish blessings, Summertime and others. The Songspinners is a volunteer womens choral group open to any woman who loves to sing. The gr oup, under the dir ection of Jane L indber g, began with 20 members in 2006 and has grown to 47 voices. As volunteers, their mission is to bring music and pleasur e to the hearts of those they encounter. A reception following the concert is held in appreciation of the Songspinners and the ser vice they provide to our community. Admission to the concert is free. Donations will be accepted for the Nassau HumaneS ociety building fund. New V ision worships each Sunday at 96072 Chester Road in Yulee. V i sit www .NewV isionCongr egational, find them on Facebook or contact the Rev Mary Kendrick Moore at 238-1822. G G r r u u b b a a n n d d t t h h e e G G o o s s p p e e l l A Bible-based prayer service with free b reakfast offers food for the body and the soul a t 8:30 a.m. every Sunday at The Barn in Y ulee, 850918 US 17, one block north of A1A at the corner of Pages Dairy Road. Call 477-7268. PULPIT N OTES P astor Rob Goyette NEW PARSONAGE R eady to turn shovels at a n April 6 groundbreaking f or a parsonage for Y u lee United Methodist Church, 86003 Christian Way are, fr om left above, David Hallman, county attor ney and member of the parish, Paulette Mur rin, Shirley Baker, Carol Warren, Stan K nowles and Patrick W ayne. The Rev. Tim Smiley, Northeast Florida district superintendent, United Methodist Chur ch, with Y ulee UMC Pastor Charlie Seward at the gr oundbr eaking, left. Chur ch leaders say the c ongregation is expanding a nd the pastor needs a place to call home. Pastor John Sward and his wife Rose ar e expected to move into the new four-bedr oom, two-bathroom house in the Nor thbrook subdivision of f Chester Road at t he end of June. The con g regation raised $175,000 t o build the 1,500-squar efoot house. SUBMITTED PHOTOS




HOME & GARDEN BRIEFS CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK H OMES 5B F R IDAY A P RIL 25, 2014/News-Leader P P l l a a n n t t c c l l a a s s s s e e s s On May 5, County Extension Director/Horticulture Extension Agent Becky Jordi will conduct a PlantC linic from 10 a.m. until 2 p .m. at the Yulee Extension O ffice (A1A and Pages Dairy Road). All county residents are invited to bring plant samples showing problems in their landscapes. Problems will be identified and solutions offered for correction. There i s no fee for this service. For i nformation call 879-1019. M aster Gardeners are on p hone duty Fridays at 4917340. On May 7, Master Gardener Shirley Lohman will conduct a Landscape Matters class on per ennials. The ses sion will take place at the Y ulee Extension office. L ohman will discuss perennia ls for your landscape, including plant selections that provide blooming in the spring, summer and fall. Class is free and open to the public. For mor e infor mation, see the Extension website at n ure/landmatters/landmatt ers.html or call the Extension office at 879-1019. Master Gardeners are on duty Fridays at 491-7340. On May 10, Jordi will conduct a Plant Clinic fr om 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Ace Har dwar e in Fer nandina B each. All county r esidents a re invited to bring plant samp les showing pr o blems in their landscapes. Problems will be identified and solutions of f er ed for cor rection. There is no fee for this service. For information call 879-1019. Master Gardeners are on phone duty Fridays at 4917340. On May 15, fr o m 8 a.m. until noon, Jordi and Duval County Commer c ial Horticulture Agent Erin Harlow will conduct the Advanced LCLM and Lawn & Ornamental class, which provides 2 CORE CEUs and 2 Lawn & Ornamental CEUs. Topics will be Identification of Invasive Plant Species and Management for the first two hours. The second two hours will include cur r ent infor mation about thrips. Registration fee is $20 and the deadline is May 12. Register online at /may-2014-advanced-lclm-andlo-training-tickets-108437950 83. For questions, call 8791019. B B u u t t t t e e r r f f l l y y r r e e l l e e a a s s e e James Loper, landscape designer and owner of Reflections of Nature Garden Center at 3030 S. Eighth St., will give a brief talk about the dif fer ent types of Florida native and Florida-friendly plants to attract butter flies at 10 a.m. April 26 at the center Following the talk, butterflies will be released into the garden. This free event is open to the public. For information call 225-9915 or 491-8684. R R e e c c y y c c l l e e d d a a y y The city of Fer nandina Beach is sponsoring a Hazar dous Waste Cleanup & Recycle Event on April 26 at the city utility yard, 1017 S. Fifth St., from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Residents can also dispose of hazar dous household waste at the Home Depot parking lot inY ulee fr om 9 a.m.-2 p.m. that day, where the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Keep Nassau Beautiful will be on-site collecting items. A paper shredding service will be available at the utility y ard, and free pine mulch also will be available courtesy of Rayonier, while supplies last. For more information, call Todd Duncan with Keep Nassau Beautiful at 261-0165 or the city Maintenance D epartment at 310-3315, or v isit E E a a r r t t h h D D a a y y C elebrate Earth Day with a park ranger at the Talbot Discovery Table on April 26. Learn interesting facts and get a hands-on experiencet hrough environmentally themed games. A table will bes et up in the Nor th Beach p arking area at the end of the b oardwalk from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come test your knowledge to see how much you know The park is located at 12157 Heckscher Drive. V isit T T u u r r t t l l e e p p r r o o g g r r a a m m J oin a park ranger and learn about the lifecycle of the sea turtle and the importance of these cr eatur e s on April 26 at 2 p.m. at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No r eser vations ar e necessar y and the p r ogram is free. For informat ion contact the Talbot Islands Ranger Station at (904 2320. Visit www.floridastateparks.or g. W W i i l l d d A A m m e e l l i i a a t t o o u u r r s s W ild Amelia is accepting online r egistration for the N ature Photography Classes a nd Ecotours of the eighth annual W i ld Amelia Nature Festival May 16-18 at venues on and ar ound Amelia Island. One of the photo workshops will be a Behind the Scenes Photo Opportunity at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. For descriptions of the classes, instr uctors and loca tions visit or call Dawna Moor e, class coor dinator at 556-4880. The 2014 Wild Amelia Nature Festival May 16-19 invites residents and visitors to experience the wild side of Amelia Island. Visitors can enjoy numer ous natur e tours led by area naturalists and park rangers, natur e photog raphy workshops taught by local professionals, a naturebased green business expo, The Kids Niche, naturebased activities for children, critters from the Jacksonville Zoo and mor e. For tickets or information, call 251-0016 or visit www W W o o r r l l d d W W a a r r I I I I e e v v e e n n t t Fort Clinch State Park will hold a Memorial Day week end program May 24 and 25 in honor of the men and women who ser ved in W orld W ar II. Visitors can explore military displays, view memorabilia and learn about the uniforms, weapons, vehicles and lifestyle of those who were part of the war during the 1940s. The event will take place on Saturday, May 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday May 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For details, visit www or call 277-7274. M M i i t t i i g g a a t t i i o o n n c c l l a a s s s s Local homeowners are being sought to participate in the Make Mitigation Happen Workshop May 28 at 6 p.m. at the Peck Center, 516 South 10th St., Fernandina Beach. During the two-hour workshop participants will meet exper ts with valuable infor ma tion on how homeowners can undertake one or more mitigation pr ojects to str engthen t heir homes against the hazards that threaten Florida, such as hurricane force winds and other disasters. Participants will also learn how to save money on the windstorm portion of their h omeowners insurance prem ium. T o register and for information visit www.BeReady F Join the conversation on Twitter@FLSERT. K 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 c Fort Clinch State Park o ffers a free Kids Fishing Clinic on May 31 fr om 9 a.m. t o 1 p.m. Kids will lear n knot t ying, fishing ethics, tackle, h abitat, casting and more. The clinic is open to children ages five to 15 and will be held on the Atlantic Fishing Pier at For t Clinch State Park. During the event, 500 kids will take home their own r od and r eel combo. A fr ee hot dog l unch is provided to every part icipant. Bring your family to enjoy a fun day of saltwater fishing. For details, visit www .flori or call 277-7274. L L o o o o k k f f o o r r o o u u r r S S h h r r i i m m p p F F e e s s t t i i v v a a l l E E s s s s e e n n t t i i a a l l s s m m a a g g a a z z i i n n e e i i n n t t h h e e A A p p r r i i l l 3 3 0 0 N N e e w w s s L L e e a a d d e e r r Website for landscaping Spring planting season is in full swing and a wealth of information is available on the St. J ohns River Water Management Districts website to help plan b eautiful and water-efficient landscapes. T he waterwiselandscapes website provides tips for designing waterwise landscapes that match the right plants with existi ng site conditions to minimize the use of water, fertilizer, pest icides and labor. The website includes a s earchable database of more than 800 plants and allows visitors to personalize searches based on desired flower color, potential plant height and existi ng light and soil conditions. The waterwise plant database provides a one-page overview of each plant, many with photos, t hat can be printed and taken to a garden center or displayed on s martphones and tablets. Watching the weather will h elp in maintaining a waterwise landscape so homeowners irrigate only when needed. When weather and site conditions require watering bey ond what rain provides, yearround watering rules are d esigned to allow sufficient irrigation to sustain Florida lands capes while protecting water resources. Irrigation is allowed up to two days per week on designated days before 10 a.m. or after 4 p .m. during daylight saving time. Additional details on the watering rules are available on the districts watering restrictions w eb pages at wateringrestrictions. T he St. Johns River Water Management District is a r egional agency of the state of Florida whose mission is to protect and ensure the sustainable use of water resources. The district is responsible for managi ng groundwater and surface water resources in all or part of 1 8 counties in Northeast and east-central Florida, including A lachua, Baker, Bradford, Brevard, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Indian River, Lake, Marion, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Putnam, St. Johns, S eminole and Volusia counties.


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