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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK News-Leader 1 6 0th year No. 36 C op yright, 2014 The News-Leader Fernandina Beach, FL Printed on 100% recycled newsprint with soy based ink. F RIDAY M AY 2, 2014 /20 P AGES 2 S ECTIONS $ 1.00 I I N N D D E E X X C LASSIFIEDS ...............................5B C OMMUNITY ............................ 8A E DIT ORIAL .................................. 7A M USIC N OTES .....................................2B O BITUARIES ...........................................2A O UT AND A B OUT ................. 2B R ELIGION ..................................................3B S CHOOL N EW S ................................... 4B S ERVICE D IRECT ORY ....................... 5B S PORTS ....................................................10A S UDOKU ......................................2B JUDIE MACKIE For the News-Leader P P l atinum-selling recording artist Edwin McCain willh eadline a lineup of local, regional and nationally acclaimed performers taking the R iverfront Stage for a series of free c oncer ts on Amelia Island during the 5 1st annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival this weekend. K TG gets the party started at 5:30 p.m. today with a dance and party music. Bandleader Kenny Levine is keyboardist, conductor, arranger and composer. Fronting the band are thev ocals and stage presence of Teri Harris Levine, combined with R oderick Mac McMorries, a singer and trumpet player who has toured w ith performers like Cameo and Michael Jackson. Saturday morning the festival opens at 9 a.m. and the Fer nandina Beach High School Jazz Ensemble takes the stage at 9:30 a.m. The Beech Str eet Blues Band is a c ocktail of seasoned local musicians i ncluding Jef f Malone, Dan Voll, M ike Hawthorne, Ronnie Stoots and Jay McPherson. Catch them at 11 a.m. Satur day The Honey Badgers, a popular local group, perform at 1:30 p.m. and will be led by Hupp Huppmann on guitar and vocals. Huppmann isj oined on stage by Ray Hetchka on b ass and vocals, Mike Dever eaux on p ercussion and vocals, Hal London on drums, Vic Deacon on guitar and Jennifer Rooth on keyboar d. Known for playing classic and acoustic rock songs everyone knows by heart, The Honey Badgers set on Satur day will focus on the music of the Beatles. P erforming at 3:30 p.m. Saturday i s guitarist and composer Dominic G audious. After a successful touring and recording career in the 1980s, Gaudious found passion in the world of classical/world beat music. Working mainly with sixand 12string acoustic guitars, he also incor porates exotic instr uments like the A ustralian didgeridoo. For the past f ew years he has delighted audiences daily at Downtown Disney. Headlining Satur d ays musical entertainment at 4:30 p.m. is the Edwin McCain Band. McCains voice is ever ywher e. At any given moment, a radio station in America is playing o ne of his songs, perhaps an A merican Idol hopeful is belting out Ill Be or a newlywed couple is dancing to I Could Not Ask for More. Over a million Dr. Phil viewers voted Ill Be as the best wedding song ever written, and the New Y ork T imes dubbed him the gr eat A merican r omantic. The highlight of what I do is p laying for and connecting with the people that come out to see me live, said McCain. The fans and I hate to call them fans the friends of music that survive the advertising campaign long enough to understand what music is tr uly about, and have i ncorporated my music into their l ives to the point wher e it is ar e par t o f their memories and emotions those are the ones I do it all for On Sunday Karl W. Davis will light up the stage at 11:30 a.m. A real southern blues and soul man, Davis moved fr om Fer nandina to France and has tour ed thr oughout Europe a nd the U.S. spreading his brand of g ospel-laden blues and soul. When Shrimp, art, contests, fun and music! IN FERNANDINA FIELDS PHOTO BY P A TRICK LEARY/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER This photo of spiderwort at the city airport inspired photographer Patrick Leary to recall the Great War poem In Flanders Fields: In Fernandinas fields the spiderwort grows/wild and free and never in rows/enjoy it now beneath the suns glow/before it falls to man and his mow MUSIC Continued on 3A 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 The 51st annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival opens today and continues throughS unday. Opening ceremonies are at 6 p.m., followed by the Miss Shrimp Festival Pageant, food booths, kids fun zone and firew orks at the riverfront. F estival hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p .m. Saturday (food booths open u ntil 7 p.m.) and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. S unday. For a complete schedule o f contests and entertainment, visit


B B B B Q Q d d r r i i b b s s A merican Legion Post 54, 626 S. Third St., will serve barbecued ribs and beer can chicken, cole slaw, baked beans and potato salad from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 2-3. Cost is $8. Slabs of ribs can be had for $20, pound sides for $5. W W i i n n g g N N i i g g h h t t The Northeast Chapter of the Nam Knights is hosting a Wing Night at the VFW POST 4351 on May 3 at 5:30 p.m. for a $7 donation. Dinner will include wings and french fries. Come out early f or $1 a chance you could win fresh chicken, pork chops, steaks or fish. For information call 432-8791. G G u u n n c c o o u u r r s s e e s s Gary W. Belson Associates Inc. will hold a concealed weapon license course at 6:30 p .m. May 6 and 14. A basic with defensive tactics course will be held at 7:45 a.m. May 3, 4 and 17. For details and additional classes and information, contact Belson at 4918358, (904s Visit L L u u n n c c h h a a n n d d L L e e a a r r n n Nassau Alcohol Crime Drug Abatement Coalitions peakers Kerrie Albert and J ason Lynch will speak at n oon May 8 at Pig BBQ in C allahan to the Greater Nassau County Chamber of Commerce. There will be a mega community yard sale, horse tack sale, fish fry and safety awareness program spons ored by the chamber from 8 a .m. to 2 p.m. May 10 at the C allahan Train Depot. Call (904mation. C C o o m m p p u u t t e e r r c c l l a a s s s s e e s s A Beginner Laptop W orkshop will be held in M ay at the Council on Aging, 1 367 S. 18th St., for people i nterested in learning the basics of their computers. The class will be taught by Jan Cote-Mer ow computer coach who has been teaching private and group computer lessons on Amelia Island fort he past 10 years. The cost of e ach session is a donation of $ 10 to the Council on Aging. Call 583-2870 for dates and r e gistration infor m ation. 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 F SCJ. The 12-week summer s ession begins May 19 and e nds Aug. 8. There are also six-week A and C session classes and eight-week B ses sion classes. Classes that meet general education requirements for the Associates Degree will be offered. Contact Enrollment S ervices at 548-4432. The B etty P. Cook Nassau Center i s located at 76346 William Bur g ess Blvd., Y ulee. A A l l z z h h e e i i m m e e r r c c a a r r e e g g i i v v e e r r s s The Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group for Nassau County meets the third Thursday each month. The May meeting will be held at the Council on Aging of Nassau County Thursday, May 15 from 2:30-4 p.m. This meeting is open to the public and everyone who has an interest is invited to attend. For infor mation call Debra Dombkowski at 2610701, ext 113. 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 History takes place May 16-17 at World Golf Village and includes a Concours DElegance, historic ride, grand marshals dinner and charity ride. Grand Marshal is Dave Despain and featur ing American Iron. For details call (904 visit G G e e n n e e a a l l o o g g i i c c a a l l S S o o c c i i e e t t y y The Amelia Island Genealogical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. May 20 at the Community Room of the Fernandina Beach Police D epartment, 1525 Lime St. Guest speaker Jim Vearil will p resent Using Social History Approaches in Family History Research. Social history studies the lives of ordinary people history from the bottom up, not the top down. Learn to use social hist ory as a tool to place ancestors into proper historical c ontext. 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 o f the Battle of Midway, June 7 at the Renaissance World G olf Village Resort in St. Augustine. Keynote speaker will be Adm. Jonothan Greenert, chief of naval opera tions. Local Medal of Honor a war dees and POWs will also a ttend. The battle, from June 4-7, 1942, was the major naval turning point of World War II. Before the battle, the Japanese Navy knew only vic tory. After the loss of four air-c raft carriers to U.S. forces, t hey suf fered only defeat. C ocktails begin at 5 p.m. Tickets for civilians are $65. Call Rosanne Jameson at 4915140 or go to www.maypor tnlus.or g. P P a a r r k k i i n n s s o o n n s s s s u u p p p p o o r r t t T he Parkinson s Disease S uppor t Gr oup will meet at 7 p.m. at the Council on Aging, 1367 South 18th St., Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20 and Dec. 18. 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 forT uesdays and W ednesdays (9 a.m.-1 p.m.). Computer expe rience, though not required is helpful. The center serves people experiencing homelessness and those at high risk of becoming homeless. Services include showers, laundr y facilities, a mailing a ddr ess, assistance with acquiring needed documents and r e fer rals to local ser vice providers. The center is located at the Fernandina Church of Christ at the cor ner of 14th and Jasmine streets. To volunteer, contact Ellen Miller at 556-2810. 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 o mens Empowerment Group launched by Star ting Point Behavioral Healthcare inY ulee. The group meets on the main campus every Tuesday from 2-3 p.m. at 463142 SR 200 in Yulee. Topics for discussion include: healthy r elationships and characteristics of unhealthy r elationships; recognizing abusive relationships; assertiveness training; stress reduction; creating balance and more. Any woman can participate in the group, which is offered free of char ge. Y ou do not need to register. For information call Star ting Point Behavioral Healthcare at 225-8280. A A m m e e l l i i a a C C r r u u i i z z e e r r s s The Amelia Cruizers Car Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Mur ray s Grille in Yulee. Everyone interested in vintage, hot rods and special interest cars is invited to drop by. The club normally meets early to eat and have a drink. It also hosts a cruise-in at Murrays Grille every second Saturday of the month, from 4 till about 7 p.m., wher e members show off their cars and generally have a good time. Bring your car and join the fun. Visit and like them on Facebook. A A l l a a T T e e e e n n m m e e e e t t i i n n g g s s Ala-Teen meetings are h eld at 34 N. Second St. every Saturday at 11 a.m. Trained adult facilitators are present to guide the teens through the 12-step support group. Ala-Teen helps young people learn how to deal with t he effects of alcohol in their lives and families. There are n o requirements, other than having a relative or friend that drinks too much. For information contact the Alachua Club at 32 North Third St., 261-3580. V V F F W W P P o o s s t t m m e e e e t t s s The Byrd-Wallace Post N o. 4351 Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Mens Auxiliary and Ladies Auxiliary monthly meeting is the second Monday of every month at the Post, located at 96086 Wades Place, Fernandina B each, under the Shave Bridge. The general meeting b egins at 6:30 p.m. Contact VFW Post 4351 at (904 8791 for information. A A v v i i a a t t i i o o n n c c l l u u b b T he Friends of F ernandina Aviation (FoFA) is a 501(cofit organization that promotes an appreciation for the contributions of aviation to the local community The FoFA helps introduce young people toa viation career opportunities t hr ough educational prog rams and presentations and offers annual scholarships to local high school students pursuing aviation degrees or certifications. Membership is open to b oth pilots and non-pilots. M eetings ar e held at 8:30 a .m. the first Satur d ay of each month at the Fer n andina Beach Municipal Airport. For information call Mickey Baity, membership coordinator at 277-8360. V isit B B r r i i d d g g e e P eggy Higginbotham, an American Contract Bridge League certified director and teacher, will teach beginner bridge classes on Tuesdays fr om 2-4 p.m. at the Ospr ey Village Fitness Center starting May 13 for eight weeks. Higginbotham is a Gold LifeM aster with almost 3,000 master points. The cost is $150 for the eight lessons, which includes the course book Bidding in the 21st Centur y. Students will come away with a broad knowledge of bridge and be able to continue with str ong b asics, whether they play socially or competitively in Duplicate Bridge. Make checks payable to Peggy Higginbotham and send c/o Brenda Price, 49 Little Dunes Cir cle, Amelia Island, FL 32034. For information con-t act Price at 310-6106 or J essica Styers at 206-1984. The Fernandina Beach Duplicate Bridge Club now of fers a game ever y week at the Womans Club, 201 Jean LaFitte A ve. Plan to join your bridge friends on the first Thursday of each month and every Wednesday thereafter for an enjoyable afternoon of duplicate. All games begin at 1 p.m. and are directed by Fr ed Stokes. If you need a bridge partner, please contact the par tnership chair at vnlanier@bell Join other players Thursdays at 9 a.m. at the Peck Center for a friendly game of duplicate bridge. Bring your own par tner or they will find one for you. For information call 261-7297. Bring a partner and come play bridge every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. or Thursday at 1 p.m. at 3024 Sea Marsh Road, Amelia Island Plantation. Fee is $6. For infor mation call Lynn Leisy at 261-0104. U U t t i i l l i i t t y y h h e e l l p p The city of Fernandina Beach, in par tnership with The Salvation Army, has implemented the Love Your Neighbor Donation Program to help residents pay their u tility bills. Go to to complete the donation pro-g ram application. You may donate monthly or give a onetime gift of any amount. H H e e l l p p f f o o r r v v e e t t s s Disabled American Veterans Service Officer J ennett Wilson Baker is on duty at the Peck Center e very Tuesday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. to provide free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service. You can make an appointment by c alling (904 come to the Peck Center R eception Room. C C e e l l e e b b r r a a t t e e r r e e c c o o v v e e r r y y First Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach, 1600 S. Eighth St., sponsors Celebrate Recovery every F riday at 6:30 p.m. This Christ-centered, biblically b ased program is for individuals and their family members who are dealing with addictions, compulsions, past h urts and potentially destruct ive behaviors. Call 261-3617. C C i i v v i i l l A A i i r r P P a a t t r r o o l l Civil Air Patrol, Fernandina Beach Senior Squadron meets twice a month at the Fer nandina Beach Airport, SquadronT railer on the first Saturday a t 9 a.m. and thir d W ednesday at 7 p.m. each month. The squadron is involved in search and rescue missions, aerospace education, cadet orientation flights and community ser vice. For f urther information contact D ave Randa at 583-1228 or c ome out and visit them. N N a a r r c c A A n n o o n n m m e e e e t t i i n n g g s s Meetings of the Fernandina Beach group of First Coast Narcotics Anonymous ar e held at 8 p .m. T u esdays, Thursdays and Sundays at the Mar t in Luther King Center, 1200 Elm St., for a universal program. Call (904 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 Vietnam Veterans of Nassau County meet at 7p .m. the thir d Monday of each month at the new American Legion Post 54 at the corner of Gum and Third streets in Fernandina Beach. For mor e information contact President Lee Kaywork at 225-8419 or V V o o l l u u n n t t e e e e r r s s w w a a n n t t e e d d The Coalition for the Homeless of Nassau County has opened a Day Drop-in Center that provides facilities, ser vices and r e sour ces to people experiencing homel essness and those at high r isk of homelessness. T he center provides services such as showers and laundry facilities, a mailing addr ess, phone and computer use, help acquiring needed documents and r eferral to local service providers. The center is located at the Fernandina Beach Church of Christ at the corner of Jasmine and South 14th streets (entrance facing South 14th Str eet). Hours ar e 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. T o volunteer or for more information, contact Mary Clemens at 556-6216. C C o o l l d d s s h h e e l l t t e e r r The Cold Night Shelter of Nassau County (CNS when temperatur es dr op to 40 degrees or below. Organizers need volunteers and donations from area churches and organizations to operate the CNS, which provides a warm, dry, safe haven to the homeless and those in need. Contact the CNS at 277-2517 or Patricia deJesus, coordinator, at (904 624-5633 for information. C C e e l l l l p p h h o o n n e e d d r r i i v v e e The Nassau County V olunteer Center collects used cell phones for r ede ployment nationwide and in developing countries to impr ove the quality of life through better communication. Phones may be dr opped off at the Nassau County V olunteer Center 1303 Jasmine St., Suite 104A; the News-Leader 511 Ash St.; Centur y 21/John T Ferreira, 500 Centre St.; and the Nassau County Tax Collectors offices. For infor mation stop by the office, call 261-2771 or email 2A F RIDAY M AY 2, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Mr. Donald Duck Keith Shearin, Sr., age 56, formerly of Yulee, passed away at his home in Jacksonville on Thursday morning, April 17, 2014. Born in Littleton, NC, he was the son of the late Thurston Putney Shearin and Callie Ethel K notts Shearin. At an early age the family moved to Jacksonville with his fathers career with CSX Railroad. Growing up in the Northshore Section of Jacksonville, Mr. Shearin had attended Andrew Jackson High School before enlisting in the U.S. A rmy. While serving on active duty, he was a member of the Green Beret. Upon being Honorably Discharged, he returned to North Florida and within a few years married and settled in Yulee. Mr. Shearin worked as a Commercial Fisherman and many years and a s a Welder on Mill shutdowns in the local area. In 2000, he returned to Jacksonville. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Terry and Jimmy Shearin. He leaves behind his sons, Donald K. Shearin Jr. (Katie D allas, GA, David Shearin, Yulee, FL, a daughter, Sidney Knight (Robert), Homerville, GA, his fianc, Diane Clyatt, Jacksonville, a sister, Jewel Lynn Jaynes (Chip FL, a brother, Warren Shearin (Gina grandchildren, Addison, S avannah, Alexis, Morgan, Madyson, Allie and Keith and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Home with his son, Reverend Donald K. Shearin Jr., officiating. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors O BITUARY WEEKLY UPDATE 5 5 1 1 1 1 A A s s h h S S t t r r e e e e t t , F F e e r r n n a a n n d d i i n n a a B B e e a a c c h h , F F L L 3 3 2 2 0 0 3 3 4 4 (904) 261-3696 Fax 261-3698 W W e e b b s s i i t t e e f f o o r r e e m m a a i i l l a a d d d d r r e e s s s s e e s s : : f f b b n n e e w w s s l l e e a a d d e e r r . c c o o m m Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday The News-Leader is published every Wednesday and Friday by The Fernandina Beach News-Leader 51 1 Ash Street, P .O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Periodicals postage paid at Fernandina Beach, Fla. (USPS 189-9001. Reproductions of the contents of this publication in whole or in part without written permission from the publisher are prohibited. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: News-Leader, P.O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL32035. The NewsLeader may only be sold by persons or businesses authorized by the publisher or circulation director. NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS: The News-Leader assumes no financial responsibility for typographical errors in advertising. When notified promptly the part of the advertisement in which the typographical error appears will be reprinted. All adver tising is subject to the approval of the publisher The News-Leader reserves the right to correctly classify edit or delete any objectionable wording or reject the advertisement in its entirety at any time prior to scheduled publication if it is determined that the advertisement or any part thereof is contrary to the general standard of advertising acceptance. SUBSCRIPTION RA TES Mail in Nassau County . . . . . . . . . .$39.99 Mail out of Nassau County . . . . . . . . .$69.99 NEWS DEADLINES Community News: Monday, 5 p.m. Letters to the editor: Monday, 12 p.m. ChurchNotes: Monday 5 p.m. People and Places: Thursday, 3 p.m. ADVERTISING DEADLINES WEDNESDAYNEWS-LEADERFRIDAYNEWS-LEADER Classified Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m.*Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 5 p.m. Legal Notices: Friday noon N/A Retail Advertising: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 3 p.m. Monday holidays the Classified deadline wil be Friday at 5 p.m. LOOKING BACK 5 0 YEARS 25 YEARS 10 YEARS A total of 7,517 Nassau County residents were registered to cast ballots in the May primaries. April 30, 1964 Organizers were making last-minute preparations for the 24th annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival. April 30, 1987 Two city Planning Advisory Board members r esigned, acknowledging conflict between the boar d and Fer nandina Beach commissioners. April 30, 2004 In Loving Memory of my beautiful wife Linda Ballardwho left us four years agoLove & miss you,Loving husband, Buddy & son, Chad In Loving Memory of Sam Covington1-28-89 4-30-04FOREVER15 Sam, we have missed your kindness, your sense of humor, hearing you laugh these past 10 years with every beat of our hearts and every breath. But it is 10yearscloser to when we will see you again. Your love and legacy will liveon as long as wedo. Daddy, Mama & Stephen. D onald Keith Sherin DEATH NOTICE Mrs. Ann Ballard Chappell, 86, of Fernandina Beach, May 1, 2014, at the Morris Center for Caring in Jacksonville. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors Open meetings are open to anyone, including non-alcoholics, families, etc., who may be interested in Alcoholics Anonymous. All s cheduled AA meetings are n on-smoking and one hour in d uration. Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for people who have, or think they may have, a drinking problem are heldM ondays at noon and S atur days at 10 a.m. at P rince of Peace Lutheran Church, on Atlantic Avenue across from Fort Clinch State Park. Please enter the meetings through the side door. T he Fernandina Beach G r oup meets in the Amelia R oom, 906 S. Seventh St., Mondays at 6:30 p.m. (beginners); Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. (open discussion Wednesdays at 7 a.m. (open 12 & 12 study) and 11 a.m. (open step meetingT hursdays at 7 a.m. (open B ig Book study), 11 a.m. ( open discussion) and 6;30 p.m. (open Big Book study Fridays at 11 a.m. (open Big Book study) and 7 p.m. (open meditation, speaker); and Saturdays at 7 a.m. (open discussion) and 6:30 p.m. (open discussion8 349. T he Downtown Group meets at the Alachua Club, corner of Third and Alachua streets, Fernandina, on Mondays at 8 p.m. (open 12 & 12 study); T uesdays at 8 p.m. (open speaker Wednesdays at 8:15 p.m. (open mens discussion Thursdays at 8 p.m. (open discussion); Fridays at 8 p.m. ( open discussion); and S atur days at 8 a.m. (open d iscussion) and 8 p.m. (open relationships). Call 2613580. The Dune s Group, Peters Point in Fernandina Beach, m eets Fridays at 7:30 a.m. ( 24-hour book meeting). B each meetings ar e suspend ed during winter months. The Freedom Group holds AA meetings on Mondays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 p.m.( candlelight) at 1014 South 1 0th St. The Fer nandina B each NA gr o up meets at 8 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays (Step Speaker and at 7 p.m. Thursdays at 1014 South 10th St. A covered dish cookout is held the last Saturday of every m onth. Join for fun and fellows hip. The Ft. George Group meets at St. Geor g e Episcopal Church in St. George on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. (open discussion). The Y ulee Florida Gr oup m eets in the YMCA building o n Pages Dairy Road on S undays at 8 p.m. (open discussion); Tuesdays at 8 p.m. (open Big Book at 8 p.m. (open discussion and Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. (open Big Book AA MEETINGS


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 3A F RIDAY M AY 2, 2014 NEWS News-Leader %nnbtn frbfn !$f ## f n t r b t Everything ElectricalWhy Wait?....Call Today 7am to 5 pm, 6 Days a Week Same Low RateFAMILY OWNED & OPERATED 100 % SATISFACTION GUARANTEEDS AME DAYSERVICE 2 4-HOUR EMERGENCYSERVICE CLEAN, COURTEOUS SERVICE NO JOB TOO SMALL ALLMAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED R ESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL H ome or Commercial Standby Generator Systems Service Changes/Upgrades Electrical Inspections T ech Lighting /Rope Lighting Recess Can Installation R emodel Rewiring New Construction Structure Wiring L ow Voltage Landscape Lighting Dock Lighting Trailer Pole Installation 904-491-1422 ER0011146 he is not fronting and leading a 200-member choir with his own compositions, he is appearing with his band at nightclubs, theaters and festivals. (Karl W. Davis and the Sweetpeas, his eight-piece s oul band from France, will also perform at the Green Turtle Tavern on South Third Street from 6-10 p.m. Saturday.) At 12:15 p.m. Sunday local favorite and Fernandina native Woody Mullis will take the stage. Mullis took a chance w hen he moved to Nashville, Tenn., joining Mike Geiger to become one of the most prolific songwriting teams in country music. His songs have been recorded by artists on major labels and netted the 1989 BMI Songwriter of the Year Award. Among his hits a re Darlene by T. Graham Brown; This Missin You Heart of Mine by Sawyer B rown; Burnin A Hole in the Heart by Skip Ewing; Adalida by George Strait; High and Dry by Kenny Chesney; Before I Die by Tracy Byrd, Hillbilly Shoes and A Cold One C oming On by Montgomery Gentry. W rapping up the 51st annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival will be the Party Band of the South, The Swingin Medallions. They take the stage at 2:30 p.m. Sunday and no doubt will sing t heir classic hit, Double Shot of my Babys Love, oncer eferred to as the greatest fraternity rock song of all time by Bruce Springsteen. The Medallions continue to thrill audiences of all ages with their high-energy party performance style and their t imeless music. Look for the bands original hits, plus am ixture of s, s, s, s, beach music and current top 40 hits. MUSIC Continued from 1A


In 2013, 26 percent of new vehicle buyers in the United States leased their new car. While Nassau County is not a strong leasing market, at least not in our experience, leasing is worthy of a ttention. The leasing of new vehicles directly affects sales volumes, used car values and manufacturer marketing. When leasing commands over a quarter of todays market, it makes for a topic to spend some time on. Leasing a vehicle is committing to a known depreciation s chedule. The selling price of the vehicle is the capitalized cost. The end value of the lease is the residual value. A perspective lease prospect needs to know those two values and the cost of the money (interest rate). Keeping it as simple as possible knowing the capitalized cost, residual value and i nterest rate, you can lease a vehicle. A trade can be involved, just like buying. Equity, either positive or negative, can be inserted in the lease. Negative equity adds to the capitalized cost and true equity lowers the capitalized cost. Either will raise or lower the payment accordingly. If what is contained in this p aragraph is straight-forward to you, leasing may be an option. There exist clear benefits to the right lease and e qually clear things to avoid. Starting with the benefits, it has a guaranteed position at the end of the lease. Make sure it is a closed-end lease, where you can walk away (most are closed-end and most turn the car in). The payment is generally lower than a purchase payment a nd it is a shorter contract. The vehicle is under warranty in most cases, making leasing more of a fixed expense. Many rotate leases and stay in a newer car all the time. Some worry that they dont own the car, not realizing that it is the lenders car during either a lease or purchase. Manufacturers and dealers love to market low payments that leases can offer. Read and understand the offer. Know what money o r trade equity it requires to achieve the offer. On high-line models, it is not uncommon to need $5,000 plus out of pocket. Low upfront money has always been seen as an advantage to leasing. Be wary of longer leases like 60 months. That is too long, in that the car goes out of warranty, a nd ties you to the car for too long. Try to stay at 36 months or less. Dont lease just as a sponge for thousands of negative equity. It may be a good option, but compare a buy also. Putting thousands of negative equity in a lease runs up the payment significantly. If you can afford it and want to be e ven at the end, it may make sense. Try to use manufacturer offers as a platform to lease. They promote shorter terms and good rates (sometimes below market Dealers can lease through any number of sources, and that is where the longer term advertised specials are usually generated. If a payment looks too good to be true, it probably is for a reason. Leasing gained traction among p rofessionals, with the emergence of high-lines, and as an alternative to longer sales contracts. Today, it is much more mainstream, but still often misunderstood. Commercial airliners, semi trucks and ships are all leased. Basically, companies like to lease a depreciating asset and fix their c ost. The Boeing 737 you ride on wont say I am leased anywhere at all. The same is true for leased vehicles. For a good block of the motoring public, it is an option. People are out in force with the good weather. Watch for bikers (both kindsunners, kids playing and confused v isitors. Have a good week. Rick Keffer owns and operates Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Yulee. 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This store is more than just hardware.The Turner Ace gift shop has s omething for everyone, including Yankee Candles, Lampe Berger frag rance lamps and oils,Webkinz, WillowTree angels and much more. T he Turner family has been in the hardware business in Jacksonville f or 60 years.Steve and Susan Turner lead a devoted and knowledgeable s taff including son Steve Jr. who is dedicated to helping customers with all of their hardware needs. The staff also is available to help get your home and business t o-do lists DONE! The greenhouse, offers a plethora of lawn and garden a ccessories, such as a huge selection of fountains, wind chimes, birdb aths, decorative pots, benches, huge selection of stepping-stones and p lants galore, including shrubs, trees, roses, annuals, perennials, o rchids, palms, tropicals, vegetables, herbs and much more. Inside, customers will find the latest products such as the new Benjamin Moore paint with no VOCs and no odor. Other top-of-the-lineb rands include Stihl power equipment, Myers pumps,Weber and DCS P remium Grills, the BigGreen EggSmoker and Grill, Egg accessories, H unter and Rainbird irrigation accessories.Turner Ace now features the A ce Rewards program, in which customers receive money-saving coupons and additional discounts on many items each month. T urner Ace is the headquarters for: Key making Turner Ace cuts a variety of keys, including decorative and transponder keys.Ace also keys alike Kwikset and Schlage locksets, a s well as master padlocks. Fasteners including bolts, nuts, screws, anchors, stainless, Grade 8 a nd metric, chrome screws and bolts for motorcycles sold separately or b y the box. Air conditioner filters with a huge selection of sizes and styles. S pecial orders are always available. Choose from fiberglass, poly, pleated o r electrostatic. Small engine repair. W hile Turner Ace is independe ntly owned, it is an affiliate o fAce Hardware Corp., based in Oakbrook, Ill. Together with approximately 5,000o ther Ace Hardware s tores,Turner Ace has t remendous buying power. This means great savings and selection for customers.Turner Ace also canspecial order from 100,000 items from its parent compa-n y and receives two Ace trucks per w eek for quick delivery. All major credit c ards are accepted and Ace Hardware credi t and gift cards are now available.W W e e A A r r e e E E x x p p a a n n d d i i n n g g T T o o S S e e r r v v e e Y Y o o u u B B e e t t t t e e r r ! 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The social will be held at 11:30 a.m. and t he business meeting will begin at 11:45 a.m. Hickox is a native of Nassau County who prior to being elected in 2012 spent the past 35 years as a real estate broker and state-certified appraiser. Since becoming state certified in 1992, he has personally a ppraised more than 10,000 properties throughout Nassau County and taken more than 50 appraisal course s for continuing education. Hickox currently serves as a director for the Nassau C ounty Economic Development Board; is a past district vice president of the Florida Association of Realtors, past president of the Nassau County Multiple Listing Service; past chairman of the Professional Standards Committee; past director of the Florida Association of Realtors, local association of realtors, chamber of commerce and Kiwanis Club; and past president of the local association of realtors. Contact FRWN by Tuesday with your reservation at f or 491-5544. Lunch is $20.


HEATHER A. PERRY News-Leader When the Texas Roadhouse Corp. held its annual Managing P artners Conference at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, among other charitable endeavors they gifted the Yulee Interfaith Dinner Network with much-needed equipment. Among the equipment r eceived is a warmer/proofer that will be used to keep dinn ers warm and rise homemade bread; a drying rack for dishes, shelving, a barbeque grill, picnic tables, an icemaker and a fridge. e do have a refrigerator but we have been expanding w ith our dinner service so another one was becoming nece ssary, said Maryellen Crocker, who coordinates along with Darrell and Jeanne Heun. Thanks to TRCs donation, b uying ice by the bag is a thing o f the past and with the new b arbecue grill and picnic tables, volunteers can now cook for their guests outside. e get all our meat from t he Nourishment Network (the o ld Second Harvest) and we w ere never really able to make t hings like hamburgers and h ot dogs and ribs but now we c an. Plus our folks will have picnic tables to sit outside and visit with each other, said Crocker. Texas Roadhouse was to donate several pounds of steaksf ollowing a meat-cutting comp etition said TRC Community R elations Manager Diania Ciresi. Our company ser v es each community we visit during our Managing Partner Conferences, said Cir esi. This year that conference is h eld at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia I sland whose Community Serv ices Liaison, Cindy Heeter, suggested that TRCs local beneficiar y be IDN. e are a restaurant company and we always want to make sur e no one goes hungr y W e challenged Cindy with finding an organization thatt akes care of feeding those w ho may not otherwise receive n ourishment. Our food min istry is located at the old Yulee Middle School and has been in operation since September 2010. Last year we served over 5,000 meals to the underprivileged in our community, said Maryellen C rocker, who co-coordinates the Yulee Interfaith Dinner Network along with Darrell and Jeanne Heun. (It is also known as Gracies Kitchen in honor of Gracie Preache, who dreamed of bringing the Interfaith Dinner Network to Yulee.) A longtime Yulee resident and member of the Homeless Coalition, Preache volunteered at the Fernandina IDN. She and Crocker started the Yulee IDN and coordinated the effort together for a few years until Preache had to step back due to health reasons. A lthough Preache is no longer an active volunteer, shes still part of the team and serves with the Joyseekers from United Methodist Church. T he IDN has been blessed w ith other donations, notes C rocker. Faith Christian Academy has a food drive every Thanksgiving and Panera Bread donates their leftover bread and baked goods to the organization. Gracies Kitchen is not the o nly beneficiary of Texas R oadhouse Corp.s community s ervice. About 1,300 volunteers fanned out all over Fernandina Beach and Yulee to work on projects, including setting out a new soccer field for the Peck Center, assembling and donating 150 bicycles for local mili t ary families, sprucing up and r econfiguring YMCA Pryme T i me and per for ming other ser v ices or donations to the Nassau Humane Society, Council on Aging and Barnabas. The Yulee Interfaith Dinner Network ser ves fr om 5-7 p.m. o n Monday, Tuesday and T hursday and the second and f ifth Friday of each month. For infor m ation or to make a donation to Gracie s Kitchen or volunteer call 556-2496 or visit to make a donation through PayPal. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5A F RIDAY M AY 2, 2014 NEWS News-Leader A PUBLICSERVICEANNOUNCMENT BYTHENEWS-LEADER No one goes hungry: Texas Roadhouse to Yulee food charity Why be near, when you can be here! HA P P YHOUR!S u n d a y t h r u T h u r s d a y2 6ENTERTAINMENT Wednesday SundayW W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y s s Wing it C C r r e e s s c c e e n n d d o o A A m m e e l l i i a a B B i i g g B B a a n n d d Tuesday, May 6th, 2014L ive at 7 p.m. $5 CoverOpen7days a week at11 am 2910 Atlantic Ave. 904-310-6904UPSTAIRS AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE PARTIESwww.sandybottomsamelia.comV isit us online or on Facebook for all the specials and event info SUBMITTED S ue Kittrell puts finishing touches on dinner at the old Yulee Middle School, left. Frank Rooney, Carolyn H opkins and Johnny McNeely prepare meals, above.


When I left for the Capitol Monday morning, I knew it w ould be a long and exhausting week. I had eagerlyl ooked forward to the session break the week before Easter, b ut I knew this coming week is when many decisions would be made. I anticipated the long hours on the House floor during the day, and several m ore hours each evening in budget conference. This is the t ime when legislative proposals and budget issues either s urvive or they die in the process. Monday afternoon, Speaker Weatherford announced budget conferees and I was pleased that my request to serve on theE ducation Appropriations budget conference had been g ranted. Later that evening, I joined my colleagues and approximately 300 other interested parties to kick off the budget conference process. A few hours later, the Education Appropriations budget conferees from the Senate and House gathered for the first o ffer. Tuesday began with a m eeting with representatives from the Florida C hamber of Commerce. Ih ad met with them several t imes earlier in session and was curious as to why they w ere stopping by a gain. I was happily surp rised when they presented me with a beautiful 2013 Distinguished Advocate Award in recognition and appreciation for my leadership and commitment to Floridas business commu-n ity. This special award was their thanks for the educat ion legislation I sponsored last session to connect the skills of our students with the needs of our employers. It was a great way to start the day. Floor time began at 10:30 a.m. and, although we had a full calendar, the day moved b y quickly. The evening was filled again with budget con-f erence meetings. Imagine a spreadsheet with several hundred lines with each line repr esenting an item in the budget. As the chambers come toa greement on a line item, the line is shaded and attention is t hen focused on the remaining lines. For the past several years, I have served on the budget conference dealing with educ ation, but there are also conferences for government opera tions, agriculture and natural resources, health care, f inance and tax, justice and transportation and economic development. Each budget conference had until Wednesday night at 10 p.m. to reach agreement. All outstanding issues would be bumped to the next level. This meant that the Senate a nd House chairs of the Appropriations Committees would work to reach agreement on the remaining items. The real work of the budget occurs before and after the actual meeting; this is when it is important to have good relationships with other members a nd committee staff. With so much information beingt hrown in each direction, it is o ften necessary to communicate your priorities to the m any individuals involved in the process. Then after you communicate, you must communicate some more. This is where persistence pays off. W hen you fight for your priorities, it requires persistence b ut not at the expense of being adversarial or upside d own with the decision makers. Wednesday was an especially difficult day. I had been working on budget priorities a nd trying to breathe life into HB 1105 dealing with sexual p redators and sexual offenders who have absconded. W hile the bill had passed all house committees, it had been hung up on the Senate side. I worked with Sen. Aaron Bean trying to find another bill to amend where we could include this language; but to no avail. It looks like the bill will die this session. I was also having difficulty w ith HB 173, a bill dealing with the Department of J uvenile Justice. This bill had flown through the House and p assed unanimously in the early days of March; so I was extremely disappointed when it became clear that the Senate companion was stuck in the Senate Appropriations committee. It was n ow time to find a Plan B to get this legislation passed. T he week was filled with going back and for t h between policy and budget. After spending much of Wednesday on the House floor, the evening was filled with two c onference meetings: one at 7:15 p.m. and another at 9:45 p .m. Imagine a large room filled with about 30 lawmakers and 200 other interested individuals, standing room only. That pretty much describes w hat a budget conference meeting looks like. I n the opening days of session, it is easy to be optimistic, b ut the closing days of session are filled with discouragement and fatigue. It would be so much easier to simply give up and let your bills die; but in p olitics I have learned despite the hardship you never give u p until the end, or what we call sine die. I told the lobbyi st I was working with that I would fight for the bill to the very end I would not give up. It was time to dig my heels in and get it done! I began talking with the education staff members about the HB 173. It had been weeks since they had worked on the issue and were a bit surprised that it had not p assed the Senate yet. By Thursday morning, I was q uite pleased when I discovered that now I had a team w orking with me to get the legislation passed. By Friday afternoon, we had an amendment drafted to SB 850, which is the companion bill to myM iddle Grades legislation that I am sponsoring. Now all that w as necessary was to get the Senate sponsor to sign off on i t. It is now Sunday after n oon, and I still do not know what the outcome will be. We are moving closer on getting the budget done; however, there are still open issues. The work must be done by T uesday if we are to conclude session on Friday. This isb ecause we are required to have a 72 hours cooling of p eriod to review the budget before it is passed. The clock is ticking! Monday we enter Week 9, the last week of the regular s ession and I will start again to iron out any problem a reas. The Senate has already passed the Middle Grades bill a nd has sent it to the House in messages. The plan is to reach an agreement on an amendment, amend it in the House and then send it back to the Senate. There is still a lot of work to do and only fivem ore days remaining. I remind myself of the 2011 l egislative session when I walked back and forth so many times to pass HB 1255. It was the last regular bill passed by the Senate on the closing day of session at around 9:35 p.m. It would have been easy to give up and quit. I still remember how bad m y feet hurt from walking back and forth so many times.I kept telling myself, that just o ne more trip to the Senate w ould get it done. Finally, I was right. T r uly, serving in the Florida House of Representatives requires you t o be a warrior and not a wimp. My friend, Rep. D aniel Davis, in his farewell remarks, gave us a great s peech about the warriors and the wimps in history and how history truly records the efforts of the warriors. Nothing about the legislat ive or budget process is easy. It r equir es hard work, long h ours and incredible determin ation. These last days are full o f tension and ar e fast paced; it is during these closing days you understand the value of a few seconds and the impor tance of relationships. I am committed to the final seconds or sine die to workh ard for good policy and b udget priorities that will help N or t heast Florida and the har d working families gr o w and succeed. 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M M i i l l l l o o n n c c i i t t y y l l a a n n d d I n 1997 a manager from the J efferson Smurfit mill requested that a temporary gate be erected across a city street to protect heavy machinery and secure the site while a new well was being drilled. The city of Fernandinas Community Develop-m ent Director Mary McKinney then a llowed the mill to place the tempor ary gate across the street with certain stipulations. This allowance, by no means, gives up any rights by the city to this public right of way ... and ...the city reserves the right to request JSC (Jef ferson Smur fit) to move the fence should the need arise, as determined b y the City. F or nearly 20 years this gate has b locked public access to city property, a small par c el of land only 186 feet long and 46.5 feet wide but steeped in the history of Old Fernandina. It is par t of the original Spanish town of Fer nandina, a continuation of Estrada Str eet and was platted accor ding to the ancient Law of the Indies in 1811. O ne current resident of Old Town was b orn in a home there. On some maps i t is marked Southpoint. This street was the stepping off point for Seton Bridge, the boardwalk that linked Old Fer nandina with new Fer nandina. Matilda Seton (b. 1820 daughter of Charles, who was the first mayor of Fer nandina, writes, In 1870, a foot bridge four feet wide was built a cross the marsh at the cost of $600, t he said amount being raised by the perseverance and ener g y of the ladies .... after it s completion it has been kept in good or der by the city authorities owing to its great benefit to the public. It is a fashionable promenade and it gives a fine perspective of the harbor B efore the bridge to nowhere was b uilt across Egans Creek, barges b r ought pogy to the railhead in the disputed ar ea and the r emains of one old war ehouse that was used by the pogy plants can still be seen. The same manager at the mill (now Rock-Tenn) now maintains that this area belongs to the mill, although the mill has not of fer ed any evidence to support that claim. Indeed, that is no surprise as the city s original deed of sale for the er ection of the Kraft mill deliberately and specifically excludes this area, and while the lots on the east of Estrada Street, abutting the disputed area, were sold to the mill over the years, the street and right of way never was. A city str eet can only be vacated by a city ordinance and public records r eveal that has never occur r ed. It appears that the mill has a rather disingenuous attitude to this small piece of land. They do not use this ar ea, appear to have no need for it and the gate in question secures nothing as it has a stub end. Every year Old Fer nandina attracts mor e visitors, both for the beautiful views across the river, the magnificent sunset and incr eas ingly for its unique histor y. This 186foot by 46.5-foot area is ideal for a pocket park and fills an important gap in Fer nandina s rich past. Since 1997, numerous requests to city commissions by Old Town residents to have the gate r emoved and public access restored have been ignor ed by the mill. In a letter to RockTenn on Dec. 5, City Manager Joe Gerrity requested that the mill remove the gate by March 31 or the city would r emove it. Eventually the mill responded by saying they would do some landscaping. However, the landscaping was completed in 2010 by Smurfit Stone. At this point in time theg ate remains. At the city commission meeting on A pril 15, the commissioners expressed their wish to the city manager and city attor n ey to have the gate removed and the citys property returned to the city. W e value the city commission s commitment to right this wr ong, and h ope all those who support the preserv ation of Old T own s histor y and the r ightful ownership of city property, will urge the commission to stand firm against this injustice. Jennifer Harrison Old Town N N a a n n n n y y D D a a n n n n y y ? ? A ccor ding to the N ews-Leader A pril 2 5 Commissioner Danny Leeper made a citizens complaint this year against all business owners that violate the sign ordinance. I do not agree with breaking the law. But the law or ordinances ar e supposed to be written with a base in law It must be narrowly tailored to remedy a problem. What clutter law supersedes fr eedom of speech? I would like to make a complaint against all county commissioners that dont uphold their oath of office to uphold the Constitution that protects our right of free speech. Y ou guys did take that oath, didn t you? According to the News-Leader in that same article it says Leepers movew as to clean up clutter. OK, so just w hat is clutter? What metric do you use? Whose judgment is used? Is it just an arbitrar y ter m that changes with who you talk to? What is your standard? We have the right of freedom of speech but the catch always comes down to public safety. Its one of the tools officials use too often to squash things they just don t like. So they go to the toolbag of control and pull out public safety and use that to try to kill whatever it is that they dont like. I know that was not directly mentioned in the news article but we all know that is where it is headed if challenged. So fair enough, lets have a look at that. What data do you have to suppor t that this sign in particular has caused traffic accidents? What consultant or expert have you hired to prove this sign is a threat to public safety? What data do you point to? Id like to see that r epor t. If ther e is no such r epor t, who is qualified to make such a determination? Is there a guideline that states so many blinks a minute is safe? Traffic lights blink, they are safe arent they? Do the traffic lights distract and actually cause accidents? Again, what metric do we use? Ar e we using the it depends on who you ask model? You must have standar ds. What is the danger of this blinking sign? Does it cause planes to fall out of the sky people to go into seizures, mass hysteria, disrupt pacemakers, does it cause constant traffic collisions directly related to a blinking sign that says have a bur ger today? So the next point must be distraction. Her e is the answer W e have a duty to be accountable for our own mental focus. So let s not go all Nanny State her e a nd r emove any colors that might dis tract or things that blink every three minutes. A man walking out of the Bur ger King moves faster than that. Y ou gonna give him a ticket? In your zeal to clear up what you consider to be clutter you seem to be trampling on fr eedom of expr e ssion a nd freedom of speech so dont go N anny Danny on us, Commissioner L eeper. David Scandaliato Fernandina Beach S S t t . M M i i c c h h a a e e l l The expansion of St. Michael has been a long and painful process. In the mid-1980s we conducted a study to see what the needs of the parish would be in the future. The conclusion at that time was that the church should be expanded in its present location and that a future mission church in Yulee should begin in the near future. The first expansion design caused a gr eat deal of controversy because this design would have to be built on the Fer nandez Reserve and the church could not prove ownership of the land. The second design would have been on land that we did own. I headed up that committee for this attempt and this design was a cruciform style church that would have almost doubled the seating capacity of St. Michael and we believed would have handled the catholic population of Amelia Island for the for eseeable future. The Bishop at that time, Bishop Galeone, stopped this project and asked the parish to look for a site off island. The third plan would be a very large church that would be built on land that the chur ch would purchase along Nassauville Road. This chur ch would have been large enough to handle all of Eastern Nassau County This plan was not supported by the parishioners of St. Michael. You see, Catholics vote with their wallets. Two years ago Father Jose gather ed a gr oup of some the most active parishioners to ask the question what should we do about the undeniable need to expand St. Michael, the sur vey s howed that the over whelming major ity supported the expansion of the chur c h in its pr esent location. This brings us to the pr esent plan, the newest plan is also a cr uciform design and it will require moving the existing alter back towered the east and expand wings on both sides, this e xpansion will make the church more l iturgically correct ,adding a vestibule a nd a baptismal at the front entrance, along with the added seating we hope this plan will be adequate for the foreseeable future. In my opinion this is the best design yet. We Christians believe that 2000 years ago God sent his son to live amongst us and teach us the ways of his father. Jesus so loved the world that he allowed himself to be cr ucified so that we could live. He was raised from the dead and Jesus commanded his disciples to go out into the world and spread the good news that the savior Jesus Christ has risen. After ther esur r ection when Jesus first appear ed to the apostles he breathed on them and said to them Receive the Holy Spirit and Jesus pr omised his spirit would be with us until the end of time. In the Catholic faith we believe that Pope Francis is the Vicar of Christ on earth in direct apostolic succession from the Apostle Peter who Jesus declar ed (the r ock upon which I will build my church). Evangelization is our primar y calling but pr oviding adequate worship space is also a big par t of our calling. Like Peter we ar e called to build his church. Remolding an old historic church is not something that anyone takes lightly. In most cases today the old churches ar e often abandoned for newer and much larger structures, which can accommodate lar ger numbers of parishioners; we have a shortage of priests. So when the bishop was asked to approve the expansion of St. Michael in its present location, he would have done this with all of the tools at his disposal. Prayer would have been his primar y tool. Im told that the Bishop of St. Augustine, Bishop Estevez, is a ver y holy man and Im sure that he is filled with the Holy Spirit. All of the c hur ches in the Diocese of St. Augustine belong to the bishop and he has decided that St. Michael should expand in its pr esent location. I am also sur e that the Holy Spirit is guiding this entire process. I know that the vast majority of the parishioners of St. Michael suppor t our pastor and our b ishop in the expansion of our church a nd most of the funds to complete the e xpansion have already been raised or pledged. I am also aware that there are those that oppose this expansion and I know that they would agree with me that if the Holy Spirit wishes to see our church be expanded then it will happen and if the Holy Spirit decides that we should not expand then we wont see the expansion, either way it is not our decision. Let s all pray that the Holy Spirit will guide us and that we can all accept his will. Kevin McCarthy Fernandina Beach Y our publication of the letters writ ten about the St. Michael Church renovation highlights the core of the parishioners concer n over the intended renovation. But to take this one step further and most frightening to us who love our church is a repetition of what happened to our hall. There was a perfectly sound looking building estimated less than half the age of our beau tiful St. Michael Church that had a non-r epairable foundation that caused the hall to be razed. W ith the age consideration of St. Michael and befor e construction begins, where is the engineering report to the entire church membership from a qualified engineering firm and our responsible architect that states that an inspection has been completed and both the engineering fir m and the ar chitect state that the church is sound and no problem is evident that a r epeat of what happened with the hall will happen to our beloved church? This is one of our noted rights that is, in my estimation, beyond any other concern, that is the loss of our beautiful St. Michael. Donald R. Gerar de Fer nandina Beach VOICE OF THE PEOPLE I retired from my job with the U.S. government two years ago with plans to fish every day, write, tinker around with my old sailboat, visit old friends, play with my g randkids, travel with my wife and a vow never to give that four-letter word worka nother thought. I lied. This past winter, friends of mine on the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Committee urged me to join. I dont know, I said. It sounds like a lot of work. I dont like to work anymore. O h, its not like work at all, they said, no doubt nudging and winking at each other as t hey cast the bait ever closer. And then I bit. OK, I said. Ill do it if it isnt too much like work. Trust us, they implored. They lied. LOL! As anyone who uses a computer for social networking or emails today k nows, LOL means Laugh Out Loud, which Im pretty sure my friends were doing when I f inally took the bait theyd been dangling for weeks. I m here to tell you that putting together this annual event, one of the largest and most popular in the state, is a whole lot of work. More than you can ever imagine. But, though its been hectic at times, it has been quite r ewarding. The planning and arranging of the S hrimp Festival always the first weekend in May and 51 years old this year is like c omposing an opus. Except for one thing. In music, an opus is a major work by o ne composer. The annual Isle of Eight F lags Shrimp Festival is a symphony put t ogether by 29 different composers and led by one director. T wenty-nine different composers? Yes, thats right. B y instrument section the orchestra is: The Amelia Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, Antiques Committee, At Large Committee, Beverage Sales Committee, City Administrat ion, Communications/ Headquarters, Contest C oordinator, Entertainment Committee, Fine Arts and Crafts Committee, Fire and Rescue, Fireworks Committee, Food Booth Committee, Historic Fernandina Business Association, Hospitality/Volunteer Coordinator Committee, Kids Fun Zone Committee, Logistics Committee, Marina Committee, Merchandise C ommittee, Miss Shrimp Festival Pageant Committee, Opening Ceremonies Committee, Parade Committee, Pirates Club, Police/Traffic, Public Facilities Committee, Publicity/Promotions/Advertising Committee, Shuttle Buses Committee, Sponsorship Committee and Website Committee. The various committee heads and chairs y ou can easily spot because of the harried looks on their faces and the ever-present smart phones glued to their ears even as they try to sleep at night. Like any musical arrangement, care has to b e taken to make sure everyone is in tune and p laying their assigned parts. Too much of this? T oo flat. Too much of that? Too sharp. One playing too loudly? Cant hear another part. O ne or more going in search of their own chord? No harmony. In other words, it a ll has to come together just right or the result is a cacophony, which is a musical term that means, It sounds like a cat yowling. So, do we ever hit a sour note in our final performance? Sure, it happens. Last year, the kickoff to the Shrimp Festival, the Pirates P arade, which has been historically held the Thursday afternoon preceding the festival, w as moved to the Saturday preceding the festival. Suffice it to say, that measure didnt play so well so this year its back where its supposed to be, the Thursday of Shrimp Festival week. And then there was the official Shrimp Festival T-shirt, which historically depicts our famous local crustacean and namesake, but which last year featured a large redfish rava ging a small group of shrimp. The overall effect was sort of like the tuba trying to plate the flutists part. Ehhh, not so much. But not to worry, the shrimp will be the overture again this year. After all, it is the Shrimp Festival, right? So here we are, just days away from the biggest event of the year and were ready to go. The house lights are down. The musicians a re poised with their instruments. The hall is filled to capacity. The air vibrates with excitement. The directors waiting his cue. Its showtime. Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you t he 51st annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp F estival! CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 7A F RIDAY M AY 2, 2014 OPINION News-Leader HO W T O WRITE US Letters must include writers name (printed and signature), addr ess and telephone number for verification. 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COMMUNITYCYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, MAY2, 2014/NEWS-LEADER8A BIRTH Jeremy and April Hyers of Fernandina Beach announce the birth of a son, T yler 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. Ron Anderson BUICK GMC CHEVROLET464054 SR 200, Yulee(904) 261-6821Classic Carpets & Interiors, Inc. Abby Carpet¨BUDDYKELLUMPresident802 S. 8th Street Fernandina Beach, FL32034(904) 261-0242 Fax (904) 261-0291F AMILYDENTISTRYFOR ADULTS & CHILDRENMost Insurances Accepted Call For Appointment2 2 6 6 1 1 6 6 8 8 2 2 6 6 Dr. Robert FriedmanA1Aat Bailey Rd. FREEMANWELLDRILLERS, INC. 261-5216Rock & Artesian Wells Pump Installations & Repair 606 S. 6th Street Fernandina Beach, FL32034 904-261-6956542057 Us Hwy 1, Callahan, FLS teve Johnson Automotive 1505 S 14thStr eet Fe r nandina Beach,FL 904-277-9719Proudly Supporting Our Community W W e e l l c c o o m m e e t t o o G G o o d d ' s s H H o o u u s s e e Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.ŽRalph Waldo Emerson People often oppose beauty to utility, as if these concepts are somehow at odds with each other. But, isn't it actually the case that beautiful things can be useful, and more over, that beauty itself is eminently useful? Truly, beauty has tremendous value, even inestimable value. Beauty adds joy and poignancy to our sometimes dreary lives, and pretending that we can live without beauty is like pretending that we can live without love. Indeed, we would live hopelessly dreary, impoverished lives without love or beauty, and without these most essential of things we would, as it were, wither and dryout. Another way in which beauty has value is in the way that it inspires the "better angels of our nature." One of the best ways to humanize and civilize people is by exposing them to beauty, with through the art or the natural world. Beauty is not just the province of the arts. Science itself can be beautiful, for instance, in the elegance of an incisive explanation. And finally, we should remember that when it comes to people, there are some things that are more important than physical beauty, and they aremoral and spiritual beauty, and they are moral and spiritual beauty.So, we should look for beauty everywhere, and cultivate it within ourselves. Wemight be surprised where it turns up, and how it will enrich our lives. The Value of Beauty Mr. and Mrs. VanyoV V a a n n y y o o P P o o p p e eAngela Lynne Pope and David Edward Vanyo were married at the Oyster Bay Y acht Club on April 5, 2014, with W. Scott Murray Sr. officiating. The bride was given away in marriage by her grandfather, Joseph J. Davis of Fernandina Beach. The bride is a 2001 graduate of Fernandina Beach High School and 2005 graduate of Florida State University. The groom is a 1999 graduate of Parkland High School in Orefield, Pa., and a 2003 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. The bride is the daughter of Sonja Davis and stepfather Patrick Orr of Fernandina Beach. The bridegroom is the son of Edward and Barbara V anyo of St. Louis, Mo. After honeymooning in Costa Rica, they will reside in Baltimore, Md.M M u u s s i i c c C C o o x xStefani Ann Music and Dallas Brandon Cox, both of Statesboro, Ga., will be married at 6 p.m. June 28, 2014, at The Beach Club of Amelia Island. The reception will follow at The Golf Club of Amelia Island. The bride-elect is the daughter of James "Kent" and Cheryl Music of Forsyth, WEDDINGS/ENGAGEMENTS Mr. Cox, Miss Music Ga. The bridegroom-elect is the son of Derwin "Dek" and Lisa Cox of Statesboro, Ga. Nearly 30 individuals attended an Alzheimer's Caregiver Workshop given at the Council on Aging by expert aging facilitator Barbara Bruce. The topics included Successful Aging and Like Dark Chocolate, A Little Stress is Good. The workshop objectives were to help caregivers learn to deal with the stress of caregiving in a healthy way and to continue to challenge themselves to maintain good brain and body health. Introduced by COA's Debra Dombkowski, Adult Day Healthcare manager, Bruce explained to those gathered that it's very important to take care of the caregiver as well as the loved one. Coping strategies are sometimes as simple as occasionally enjoying a piece of dark chocolate. To prove her point, dark chocolates were handed out for all to enjoy. "Like dark chocolate, a little stress is good," she added, "a little stress is good for you, but too much harms the brain and body." The COA hosts The Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group of Nassau County each month at their Fernandina Beach Senior Center. Meetings are held on the third Thursday from 2:30-4 p.m. There is no cost to attend and all interested are welcome to attend. For more information, call 261-0701, ext. 113. The Council on Aging is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that delivers services to Nassau County seniors in five categories including Adult Day Care, Meals on Wheels, COA Transportation and InHome Care, while operating two senior r ecreation centers. It is funded by donations from private individuals and some government grants.SUBMITTEDAging facilitator Barbara Bruce addresses attendees at the recent Alzheimer's Support Group Workshop held at the Council on Aging's Fernandina Beach Senior Center.COA host s caregiver workshop LITERARY LEANINGSL L i i b b r r a a r r y y h h o o u u r r s sThe Fernandina Beach branch library will be closed Friday and Saturday during the Shrimp Festival. The book drops will remain open. The other branches will be open regular hours. For questions or assistance, visit or on Friday call the Callahan Branch, 879-3434, or the Hilliard Branch, 845-2495, and on Saturday call the Bryceville Branch, 266-9813.F F O O L L B B o o o o k k C C l l u u b b Friends of the Library Book Club will meet the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the parlor room of St. Peter's Epsicopal Church. Moderators are Norman and Marilyn Wesley. Reading selections are: May 8: Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement. June 12: The Ginseng Hunter by Jeff Talerigo. July 10: Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis. Aug. 14: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Sept. 11: Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson. Oct. 9: The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford. Nov. 13: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Daj Sijie and Ina Rilke. Dec. 11: The Baby Boom by P.J. O'Rourke. Jan. 8: The Round House by Louise Erdrich. Feb. 12: The Dinner by Herman Koch.  L L o o v v e e a a t t H H i i g g h h N N o o o o n n  The Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library present a "Love at High Noon" luncheon on May 9 at noon at CafŽ Karibo featuring New York Times and USA Today best-selling romance author Brenda Jackson. T ickets are $20 and available at the Fernandina Beach Library on North Fourth Street by May 5. After working 37 years with State Farm in Jacksonville and writing 67 books, an exclusive offer from Harlequin convinced Jackson to quit the firm. She was determined to write novels that are multicultural romances, featuring African-American characters that "convey the belief that love is everywhere." She retired several years ago and is now writing full-time. She published her 100th novel in November. Jackson has received numerous national literary awards, was a 2012 NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literary Fiction for her book, A Silken Thread and was named Romance W riters of America's Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. Jackson formed the Madaris Publishing Company and is working with her son Gerald's production company, Five Alive Films to bring viewers romantic movies based on her award-winning books. Warner Brothers r eleased her first movie, "Truly Everlasting," which she directed and is currently working on a movie based on her book, A Silken Thread Autographed books will be available for purchase at the luncheon event.B B o o o o k k f f e e s s t t m m e e e e t t i i n n g g The annual meeting of the Amelia Island Book Festival Membership will be held May 14 at 4 p.m. at the Peck Center, 516 South 10th St., Fernandina Beach. Directors for the coming year will be elected and members will hear a review of the 2014 festival. The newly elected board will meet immediately afterward and elect officers. The 2015 Amelia Island Book Festival will be Feb. 19-21. B B o o a a r r d d m m e e e e t t i i n n g gThe Nassau County Library Advisory Board will meet May 20 from 3-5 p.m. at the Bryceville branch library, 7280 Motes Road, Bryceville. The public is invited to attend. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate should contact the library at 277-7365 or the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771, at least five days in advance.B B e e r r r r y y t t o o v v i i s s i i t tNew York Times best-selling author Steve Berry will speak and sign copies of his newest book, The Lincoln Myth on June 9 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Golf Club of Amelia, sponsored by Books Plus. The book, a Cotton Malone adventure involving a flaw in the U.S. Constitution, a mystery about Abraham Lincoln and a political issue that's as explosive as it is timely, will be available at Books Plus on May 20 for purchase and take to the event for signing. For information call 261-0303.Y Y o o u u n n g g w w r r i i t t e e r r s sThe Nassau Youth Writers Program meets the third T uesday of each month at Books Plus, 107 Centre St., Fernandina Beach. For more information contact P e e c c k k l l i i b b r r a a r r y yThe Peck Center Library on South 11th and Elm streets is open to the public on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3-5 p.m. Drop by and see all the books available, for both children and adults. Volunteers are there to help. For more information call Mrs. Charles Albert at 261-4113.D D i i g g i i t t a a l l l l i i b b r r a a r r y yThe Nassau County Library System offers audiobooks, e-books and music for download from the library's website by card-holders with a fine-free record. For information visit 3 to judge art show at Shrimp FestivalSharon Haffey, chair of the judging committee of the Island Art Association of Fernandina Beach has announced the judges for the Arts Show that is central to the 51st Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival this weekend. This year, approximately 300 juried artists and craftsmen will display their work for sale and to be judged by the following three distinguished individuals: Louise Freshman Brown is a painter and mixed medium artist whose works have been featured in exhibitions in museums and galleries in the United States and Europe. Her works are in private, public and corporate collections. Freshman Brown received her B.F.A. in Painting and her M.F.A. in painting/printmaking from Syracuse University and is a professor of art at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, where she has been awarded for excellence in teaching and scholarship. In 2005 she received the Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award and in 2007 the Distinguished Professor Award. She conducts workshops and lectures nationally and internationally. Eric Bartlett is a native of Jacksonville whose paintings are exhibited at Stellers Gallery in Jacksonville and Gallery 1401 in Tennessee. Bartlett works primarily in oil paints but also uses pastel and colored pencils. He refers to his style as photo-realism. His passion has been photore alism since he was a young boy, particularly animals and their habitats. He graduated from Bishop Kenny High School, where his work won state competitions that then went on to be shown in both New York and Italian galleries. He studied fine art in Florence, Italy, while attending Florida State University and graduated in December of 2002 with a degree in studio art with an emphasis in art history. The sudden death of his father in 2003 quickly made Bartlett realize that in life, one must do what he loves most and strive for excellence and peace of mind and so, he paints. His work is inspired by Florida wildlife and landscapes. Because he strives for accuracy in every detail of proportion, value and color, viewers often feel as if they are looking at photographs. Bonnie Kubasta is a proBrown Bartlett fessor in the Metals and Jewelry Department at Savannah College of Art and Design. She received her B.F.A. and B.A.ED from Ohio State University And her M.F.A. from the University of Oregon. Since she joined the faculty of SCAD in 1993, she has served as dean of the School of Design and chair of SCAD Metals and Jewelry Department. Prior to that, she was a part-time instructor at Ohio Wesleyan University and practicing goldsmith. Kubasta has been recognized by Who's Who among American Teachers, the Greater Colum-bus Arts Council, the Society of North American Gold-smiths and the Enamellists Society. In addition to sharing her expertise with students, Kubasta's innovative work has been on display in numerous exhibitions across the country. The art booths at the Shrimp Festival will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; $8,600 in prize money will be awarded to the winners of the show at a ceremony at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday at the Island Art Association, 18 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach.


HOME &GARDEN BRIEFS CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK H OMES 9A F R IDAY M A Y 2, 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 O n May 5, County Extension Director/Horticulture Extension Agent Becky Jordi will conduct a Plant Clinic from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Yulee Extension Office (A1A and Pages Dairy R oad). All county residents are invited to bring plant samples showing problems in their landscapes. Problems will be identified and solutions offered for correction. There is no fee for this service. For information call 879-1019. Master Gardeners are on duty F ridays at 491-7340. On May 7, Master Gardener Shirley Lohman will conduct a Landscape Matters class on perennials. The session will take place at the Yulee Extension office. Lohman will discuss perennials for your landscape, includi ng plant selections that provide blooming in the spring, summer and fall. Class is free and open to the public. For more information, see the E xtension website at nassau. i atters/landmatters.html, or call the Extension office at 8 79-1019. Master Gardeners are on duty Fridays at 4917340. On May 10, Jordi will conduct a Plant Clinic from 10a .m. until 2 p.m. at Ace Hardware in Fernandina B each. All county residents are invited to bring plant samp les showing problems in their landscapes. Problems will be identified and solutions of fer ed for cor r e ction. There is no fee for this ser vice. For i nformation call 879-1019. M aster Gardeners are on duty F ridays at 491-7340. On May 15, from 8 a.m. until noon, Jordi and Duval County Commercial Horticulture Agent Erin Harlow will conduct the Advanced LCLM and Lawn & Or namental c lass, which provides two C ORE CEUs and two Lawn & O rnamental 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 m ation about thrips. Registration f ee is $20 and the deadline is M ay 12. Register online at h ttp:// /may-2014-advanced-lclm-andlo-training-tickets-1084 3795083. For questions, call 879-1019. 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 o nline r egistration for the N atur e Photography Classes a nd Ecotours of the eighth annual Wild Amelia Nature Festival May 16-18 at venues on and ar o und Amelia Island. One of the photo workshops will be a Behind the Scenes Photo Opportunity at the J acksonville Zoo and G ardens. For descriptions of the classes, instructors and locations visit or call Dawna Moor e, class coor dinator, at 556-4880. The 2014 Wild Amelia Nature Festival May 16-19 invites r esidents and visitors to experience the wild side of Amelia Island. Visitors can enjoy numerous nature tours led by area naturalists and park rangers, natur e photog raphy workshops taught by local pr ofessionals, 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 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 ar e being sought to par ticipate in the Make Mitigation Happen Workshop May 28 at 6 p.m. at t he Peck Center, 516 South 10th St., Fernandina Beach. D uring the two-hour workshop participants will meet e xperts with valuable information on how homeowners can undertake mitigation projects to strengthen their homes against the hazards that t hreaten Florida such as hurricane force winds. 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 from 9 a.m. t o 1 p.m. Kids will learn knot tying, 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 Fort Clinch State Park. D uring the event, 500 kids will take home their own rod and reel combo. A free hot dog lunch is provided to every participant. Bring your family to enjoy a fun day of saltwater f ishing. For details, visit w t clinch or call 277-7274. G G a a r r d d e e n n n n e e w w s s l l e e t t t t e e r r Nassau County Extension is offering a bi-monthly enewsletter for gardeners and homeowners. Horticulture N ews i s free and will be e mailed blind copy every o ther month. Your email address is protected; it is not published in the email transmission. Horticulture News features plant and wildlife information, tips for a successful landscape and a monthly to-do list for your landscape.U pcoming programs are also i dentified. T o sign up for the n ewsletter see: http://nas ml, or call the Extension office at (904 Gar deners ar e on phone duty Fridays at 491-7340. W W i i l l d d l l i i f f e e h h a a b b i i t t a a t t s s L ear n how to attract butter flies and bir ds and other desirable wildlife to your gardens and make your yard a Certified Wildlife Habitat.T o schedule her pr esentation, community groups and gard en clubs should contact Bea W alker a Master Gar dener v olunteer with Nassau County Extension Service, at, or 3212266. Walkers own backyard has received both the Wildlife Habitat and Florida-Friendly Landscaping certifications. M M a a s s t t e e r r G G a a r r d d e e n n e e r r s s h h e e l l p p Need a horticulture question answered and cant wait until the next Plant Clinic? The Extensions website has many questions and answers from Rebecca Jordis Garden T alk column, at l. Master Gardeners are on office duty on Fridays, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Call 491-7340 or stop by the Yulee Extension of fice for help with your landscape questions. This is a free service to the public. J J u u n n i i o o r r N N a a t t u u r r a a l l i i s s t t s s Wild Amelias new Junior Naturalist Program is based on the model of the Junior Ranger program used in the National Parks and involves a mini-curriculum of activities for children ages 7-15 to complete by exploring The Seashore. This first component of the program is available at various locations, including the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center and Kayak Amelia, for j ust the $2 cost of printing. It includes self-directed a ctivities to safely explore the beaches of Amelia Island and l earn about common seashells, how the tides work and crabs, birds and sea turtles. Other opportunities include service learning, such a s beach cleanups, online research and writing, drawing a nd photography. When completed, each child will receive a certificate of achievement from Wild Amelia. To review the Junior Naturalist curriculum, stop by the Atlantic Avenue Recreation C enter or Kayak Amelia. To learn more visit www.wild a melia. com and Wild Amelia on Facebook. R R a a i i n n b b a a r r r r e e l l p p h h o o t t o o s s If you attended the Landscape Matters: Rain Barrel class this month, the Nassau E xtension office would like you to send them a photo of your installed rain barrel. Painted or not; gutters or not show how you are collecting that rainwater. Digital photos s hould be 4 by 6 inches in o riginal size and sent to b Make sure to include your name and town. The photos will be posted at Contact the office at (904 Master Gardeners are on duty F ridays at 491-7430. B B e e a a c c h h k k e e e e p p e e r r s s A new organization, Beachkeepers Fernandina Beach, has been formed with a mission to protect and preserve the integrity and the natural environment of Fer nandinas beaches. E fforts include the Adopt A S hor e pr ogram and working with the city on the implementation of the City Comprehens ive Plan Conservation and Coastal Management Elem ent. There is a group Facebook page at Beachk eepersFernandina Beach, or email Y Y a a r r d d r r e e c c o o g g n n i i t t i i o o n n N assau County Extension is now participating in the F lorida Yards & Neighborhoods (FYN P rogram and its Florida Friendly Landscape (FFL Yard Recognition program. The FYN Homeowner Program recognizes environment ally friendly gardeners with official FFL Yard Recognition s igns. Nassau County Yard Advisor Bea Walker will cond uct home visits and use the homeowner checklist to determine whether your yard is eligible for Gold or Standard recognition. For information v isit homeowner.htm or visit the Extension website,, and access the link for FYN Homeowner Program; or call (904 1 019 or 491-7340. B B o o t t a a n n i i c c a a l l g g a a r r d d e e n n The Paul and Suzi Schutt Florida Native Botanical Garden welcomes Scouts, church groups, youth and school groups, neighborhoods and clubs to reserve t he space at no charge. A menities include a large s creened sunset gazebo with tables and chairs, icemaker, barbecue grill and grill tools, and a fire pit. Horseshoes and bocce ball equipment are nearby, along with a restroom. To reserve, contact James Loper of Reflections ofN ature Garden Center at ( 904) 887-8266. 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(904904COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT LEASING SALES 608 S. 8th Street Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034www.ACRFL.comPhil GriffinBroker Advertise Your Property for Sale This Week Here!Call 261-3696Talk to Sales Reps Christy Braswell or Allyson Rimes Brace for the Storm workshop May 17 Local homeowners are being sought to participate in the BRACE for the Storm workshop on May 17 at 10 a.m. During the two-hour Inter netbased workshop participants will gain a stronger understanding of how to under take one or more mitigation projects on their homes to strengthen it against Floridas next hurricane. The importance of preparing homes against the damage caused by a flood, wildfir e and other disasters that thr eaten Florida r esidents will also introduced. Workshop participants will also learn how to save money on the windstorm portion of their homeowners insurance pr emium. The workshop will be conducted via the Internet, giving individuals the option of par ticipating from the comfort of their home or gathering with others to participate as part of a group. To register to participate and for additional infor mation visit www .BeReadyFlorida.or g then click on the Register for a W orkshop link at the top of the page. SUBMITTED Fernandina Mulch & Stone held a Garden Social recently. Nassau County Extension Director/Horticul-t ure Agent Becky Jordi demonstrated how to inspect a nd prune shrubs prior to planting in your landscape. J or d i mentioned its important to check the root ball and to prune any circling roots, which would eventually strangle the shrub. Dead branches should also be r emoved prior to planting.


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, MAY2, 2014 NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINABEACH, FL ORIDA 10A Celebration Baptist Church continues to be the darling of the Family Driven Softball League, capturing its second league championship in four years. Coach Sal Ortiz's team outscored opponents 92 runs to 34 in just five games. On what is called Championship Saturday for the FDSL, Celebration started the tournament, beating Yulee Baptist Church 21-4 and then defeating Christwalk 20-2. The team went on to defeat Memorial United Methodist Church 15-10. MUMC's Big Red Machine fought its way back from the losers brackets and beat Celebration 15-12 in its lone loss of the day. But Celebration won the championship, beating MUMC 25-7. From 2007-10, the FDSL had a regular-season league champion and a tournament champion. In 2009, Celebration finished runner-up in the regular season and won the summer tournament in 2009 and 2010, was both regular-season and summer tournament champs in 2011. As proof that Celebration is a thoroughbred of success, the most dramatic season came in 2013, when Celebration barely managed to win during the regular season only to play eight games out of the losers bracket on Championship Saturday to finish as runner-up in the league. Longtime standout Chris Spivey said, after playing so many games on Championship Saturday, that was perhaps the most proud he had ever been of the team. The 2014 championship places Celebration tied with the Journey Church Team One for having two league championship trophies. Members from Celebration are Herman Cook, Ada Cook, Michelle Dawson, Paul Dawson, Coach Sal Ortiz, Bobby Hathaway, Justin Houtz, Gus Stearn, Heather Paulk, Chris Oglesby, Brandon Ross, Tiffany Ross, Nikki Ponder, Chris Spivey and Rachel Lucio. The FDSL has its annual banquet at Springhill Baptist Church May 9 and will wrap up 2014 Saturday morning with fellowship day. There will be a home run hitting contest and a closest-to-the-foul line contest followed by the second annual fellowship game. For information on the FDSL contact league president John Culbreth at (904) 3057045. The McArthur Family YMCA will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Shrimp Festival 5K Run/Walk, starting at 8 a.m. Saturday 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 onemile run option, younger children enjoy the half-mile Popcorn Run. Register at com, or by visiting the McArthur Family YMCA on Citrona Drive. Visit firstcoastymca. org or call 261-1080. Saturday will be the fifth annual Shrimp Festival Putt Putt Doubles Tournament at Main Beach in Fernandina Beach. This is usually the biggest tournament of the year at Putt Putt. The tournament starts at 8 p.m. and practice starts at 7 p.m. If you do not have a partner, organizers will try to pair you up with one. There will be beginner, intermediate and advanced divisions. Call 261-4443 for information. Putt-Putt is located at 6 N. Fletcher Ave., Fernandina Beach. The Basketball Club of Florida 11U girls AAU team traveled to play its first game last in Gainesville April 25. The team won its inaugural game by beating the Gainesville Storm 19-13 behind the scoring of Maddie Millar and Riley Webber. The team is led by Head Coach Tarla Millar and Assistant Coach Chris W ebber. Both coaches felt good about their win and were happy to finally get on the basketball court and play as they have been practicing for several months to prepare for the type of competition AAU has. The 11U girls play next in the Florida State AAU T ournament along with the BCF 14U and 17U girls teams in mid-May. Follow the teams and their schedules at www.bcfhoops. org. SOFTBALLCelebr ation clinches 2014 championshipShrimp Festival 5K, P utt Putt tourney slated for SaturdayB ASKETBALLLocal AAU team makes debut in Gainesville tournamentThe Sunsetter Volleyball Club ended its travel season Saturday with a local mini beach volleyball tournament at Main Beach. This year the Sunsetters had three teams competing in Jacksonville and Orlando 13 and under, 14 and under and 15 and under. The 14s can boast this season about two first-place silver division wins and the 13s captured a first place bronze win in Orlando. The club team prepares girls from Fernandina Beach, Callahan, Hilliard and Yulee for their regular seasons when school starts back. There were five doubles teams on the beach Saturday. T wo teams were 13-year-olds and three of the teams were 14-year-olds. They played a round robin pool play format. First place went to Skyler Smith and Kennedy Hartman (14s), second place went to Megan Prax and Shelby Lampp (14s), third went to Mallory Acosta and Madison Vanzant, in fourth were Lexi Prather and Kelli Braddock (14s) and fifth place went to Alayna Jones and Jaelyn Harding.S unsetters cap year with mini beach tourney SUBMITTED PHOTOSThe youngest players match up, Alayna Jones and Jaelyn Harding against Mallory Acosta and Madison Vanzant, left. Lexi Prather goes in for the spike, right. Madison V anzant dives for the ball; her teammate is Mallory Acosta and opponents are Lexi Prather and Kelli Braddock, above. Lexi Prather passes the ball to her opponents Megan Prax and Shelby Lampp, left. FRIENDSHIP TOURNAMENT Students from Pak's Karate Academy in Fernandina Beach participated in the 2014 Spring United Tang Soo Do Federation Junior T ournament April 5 in Jacksonville. Sparring competition was fierce, and these students did a great job. Pictured are Blayke Morris, left; Aaron Chester, Kasen Dubberly, Cheyenne Griffin, Wyatt Blair, William Frederico, Lexi Chester and Fiona Allfrey, above; and Christopher Norman, right. Not pictured: Jacob McBeth and Connor McBeth.SUBMITTED PHOTOS Second crown in four years in church league SHRIMP FESTIVAL EVENTS


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 jscott or 261-1080, ext 109.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 Ten 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 for information.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 (pay-tonk) is a cousin of both horseshoes and bocce, the Italian bowling game. The public is welcome to join. Call 491-1190.S 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.F F l l y y i i n n g g c c l l u u b bThe Amelia Island Light Sport Flying Club is looking for a few more members. Membership is initially limited to 12 full partners. The group has identified an aircraft (Paradise P-1) for purchase and is ready to begin flight operations once the purchase is finalized. If flying for less than $100 per hour, low monthly dues and no FAAmedical certificate requirement interests you, call Sam Lane at (904) 624-0650 or Mickey Baity at 556-6136.O O r r g g a a n n i i z z e e d d b b i i k k e e r r i i d d e e s sThere are organized bicycle rides Thursdays starting at 9 a.m. and Saturdays starting at 8:30 a.m. All rides start from Main Beach. Park near the miniature golf course. Cyclists of all abilities are welcome. Riders of A(18-21), B (14-17), C (up to 14 mph) and S (social ride, speed of the slowest rider in the group) all participate. The ride will be around 30 miles with rest stops along the way and loops back to the starting point at around 10 miles before continuing on the remaining 20 miles of the route. Anyone who joins the group will not be left behind. Lunch is optional. There is also a regular ride Mondays for experienced road cyclists starting at 9 a.m. at various locations on Amelia Island and in Nassau County. The starting points and distances for these rides will be announced. Helmets and a bicycle in good working condition are mandatory. Call 261-5160 or visit www.ameliaislandcycling. com, www.sports. group/sriders or B e e a a n n u u m m p p i i r r e eBaseball and softball umpires can join the fastest growing umpires association in Northeast Florida, the River City Umpires Association. River City Umpires is currently recruiting men and women interested in officiating baseball and softball. If you live or work in Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Putnam, St. Johns or Nassau County, contact Terry Padgett at (904) 879-6442 or visit J e e f f f f G G a a l l l l o o w w a a y y r r u u n n / / w w a a l l k kA local group meets Saturday mornings for runs/walks using the Jeff Galloway training method. Train for a marathon, half-marathon or 15K. Call Mike Hagel at 415-6039. SPORTS SHORTS FIRE HARDWARE SUBMITTED PHOTOSThe Fire traveling softball team went 6-0 last weekend to win the USSSA April Anarchy T ournament in St. Augustine. First Coast Fire's bats were on fire, led by Chelsea Holland, who hit .769 on the weekend. Followingn her was Hannah Carter and Bree Moore at .500, Kayla Brown and Gabi Williamson at .417, Becka Heidecker at .400 and Ashleigh Taylor, Taylor Morris and Jess Lichtenstein also hitting over .330. The team includes, lying down, Kayla Brown; front from from left, Tebow Stokes, Hannah Carter, Chelsea Holland, Ashleigh Taylor, Anna Blom, Jessica Lichtenstein; back row, Hanna Nelson, Gabi Williamson, Coach Cris Holland, Bree Moore, Taylor Morris, Becka Heidecker, Coach Tim Taylor and Alora Richardson. Not pictured: Graison Murray, Emily Holmes, Montgomery Bryant and Coach Luke Powell. The 12U Fire also competed in St. Augustine and were r unner-up in the gold bracket. The team includes, bottom row from left, Breanna Johnson, Jaden Holley, Brooke Geiger, Shelbea Holland, Brealyn Holley; top r ow from left, Tyonna Routhier, Gracie Hardwick, Mckenzie Lee, Harlee Baldwin, Tristen Edwards, Keegan Lang, Coach Cris Holland, Coach A and Coach Lang. JUNIOR CAMPSB B o o y y s s & & G G i i r r l l s s C C l l u u b b s sBoys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County is offering a basketball camp to be held at the Miller Freedom Club on Old Nassauville Road. Boys and girls in grades 2-9 with a minimum of one season experience playing on an organized basketball team may register at either local club beginning Monday. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon daily under the leadership of Jacob Nantz, basketball coach at Fernandina Beach High School. Registration fee is $40 but registration will close after the first 40 players apply. The club will also offer a summer camp for ages 6-18. Arts, sports, technology lab, field trips and special projects will be capped by the annual summer carnival. This camp is offered at the Nassauville location and in Fernandina Beach on Lime Street. V isit either club or call 2611075 or 491-9102.C C h h e e e e r r l l e e a a d d i i n n g gD.M. Roland’s Cheer Camp will be held June 2-6 in Building 22 at Fernandina Beach High School, behind the middle school. Preschoolers ages 3-4 will attend from 9-11 a.m. and the cost is $70. School-age children go from 9 a.m. to noon and the cost is $80, cash only.G G o o l l f f a a t t O O m m n n i iOmni Amelia Island Plantation will hold a Junior Golf Academy summer series with six weekly sessions available for children ages 8-17, who will have the opportunity to work with professional coaches to improve their golf skills. Sessions are June 3-6, June 17-20, July 1-4, July 29Aug. 1, Aug. 12-15 and Aug. 26-29. Cost is $200 per week, $75 per individual day. Camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Campers will work on full swing and short game with on-course playing and video analysis. Snacks will be provided. Miniature putt championship challenge on the final day. Hat and shirts are provided for campers. Students may bring their own clubs but clubs will be provided. Students walk the course; a lightweight carry bag is required. Students must bring their own golf balls for the course; range balls will be provided for practice. For information, call the pro shop at 277-5907, email or visit OakMarshOceanLinks. com. There will be a free Junior Tennis Jamboree offered at the newly resurfaced Central Park courts on May 10 from 3:30-5 p.m. for children 10 and under. Email for further information and to r egister. Mark your calenders for T ennis Thanks the Troops Event on May 25 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation's Racket Park. Email for further information. The Newcomers Ladies Golf Club of Amelia Island will hold the Penny Griggs memorial ladies golf tournament and golf attire fashion show May 13 at the Amelia River Golf Club. The inaugural event benefits Girl Power 2 Cure, an Amelia Island-based nonprofit dedicated to the fight against Rett Syn-drome. Registration and breakfast are at 8:30 a.m., putting contest at 9 a.m., shotgun start at 10:30 a.m., silent auction at 12:30 p.m. and luncheon and fashion show at 1 p.m. Cost is $75 per player and includes green fees, cart, continental breakfast, luncheon, fashion show and prizes. Fees must accompany reservation. Format is a ladies-only, ninehole best ball tournament. For information, contact Mary Ellen Carroll at 2610820 or (410) 917-6734 or Pam Viesor at (301) 807-6228 or visit TENNIS/GOLF NEWS




CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F RIDAY M AY 2, 2014 N EWS -L EADER / F ERNANDINA B EACH F LORIDA S UDOKU /M USIC N OTES O UTAND A BOUT C LASSIFIEDS SHRIMP FE STIVAL T he 5 1s t annual Isle of Eight Flags S hrimp Festival today through Sunday, May 2-4 in downtown F ernandina B each. The merchants sidewalk sale is 10 a .m.-6 p .m. Ma y 2 followed by the opening ceremonies, the Miss Shrimp Festival P ag eant food booths, kids fun zone and fireworks at the riverfront. F estival hours are May 3, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (food booths open until 7 p.m.) and Sunday, May 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. V isit w w w .shrimpf OLIVER Oliver! tickets are on sale at F ernandina B ea ch Middle S chool in the main office and at Amelia Awards, 817 S. Eighth St. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for students. P erformance s are May 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 18, at 2 p .m. With a community cast of over 140 from ages 6-65, performances will se ll out fast. This production, direct ed b y J udy T ipton, will benefit Communities in Schools of Nassau county. MO S TL Y AB OUT WATER The Island Art Associations featured artist for the month of May is Joyce Karsko. Her show is titled ostly About Water. Karsko paints in all three mediums. She enjoys painting the beautiful landscapes of water and land found here onA me lia (pic tured). She use s int ense colors to capture the e legant variations found here and in her imagination. After a lon g career as a professor of psychology she enjoys finding the de pth of feeling derived from color and kinesthetic experiences while creating her paintings. A lso on vie w at the gallery through May is the IAA Nouveau Art Show, Glorious Outdoors, including Richard Hultbergs The Nana Dune, pictured FISH TO FORK Omni Amelia Island Plantations firs t annual Fish to Fork culinary event on is scheduled May 17 in collaboration with the James Beard Foundation. Tickets to the event may be purchased $75 per person thr ough the hot e l concierge. Call 432-1467. The events offers a foodie experience, includin g f arm-to -t a ble and dock-to-dish specialties, one-of-akind dining opportunities and an interactive atmosphere. The resort will welcome six renowned chefs from across the country to showcase their skills with a fishin g e xcursion and exciting culinary challenges. SYMPHONY CONCERT T he annual M emorial Day weekend concert, featuring the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and spon sored b y ARIAS will be held in Fernandina Beach on May 22. Tickets are on sale at the Book Loft; Amelia Island Convention and Visitors Bureau; Golf Club of A me lia I sland; and F ernandina B each Golf Club. O F F & O N T HE I SLAND Expect the Unexpected through June 1 when SpringFest brings an e clectic mix of music to Amelia Island, performed by some of the w orlds most renowned artists. From classical music to rock and folk, the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festivals SpringFest series has something for every music lover. SpringFests 13 performances, including four free concerts, will not o nly feature celebrities from the world of classical music, but also s ome classically-trained musicians who perform with the energy of young rock stars. A Cellobration Concert on May 6 features Zuill Bailey, one of the premier cellists on the world stage, with the Linden String Quartet. Baileys artistry, technical wizardry and engaging personality have secured his place as one of the most soughtafter cellists today. A consummate c oncerto soloist, Bailey has been feat ured with many of the worlds greate st orchestras. The Linden String Q uartet is one the countrys leading y oung string ensembles. Founded in 2 008 at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the quartet has enjoyed remarkable success in six short years, winning gold medals at numerous international competitions. On May 9, the game-changing s tring quartet Brooklyn Rider h ailed as the future of chamber m usic offers an eclectic repertoire that has drawn rave reviews from classical and r o ck critics alike. National Public Radio credits Brooklyn Rider with recreating the 300-year -old for m of string quar tet as a vital and creative 21st-century e nsemble, while the Los Angeles T imes called the group one of the w onders of contemporary music. Amelia Parks Town Square is the site of a fr e e concert on Saturday, May 10, String Fling and Canary Sings. The program features Canary in the Coal Mine, an Americana folk band fr onted by songwriters Jessica Pounds and Sandy Wicker. A haunt-i ng quality underscores striking vocal h armonies that provide a focal point for the bands Appalachian folk and country influences. Since its founding i n 2009, Jessica and Sandy have joined forces with some of theJ acksonville Symphonys finest musicians. Also performing at this free concert will be The Beth Newdome Fellowship Artists, composed of outs tanding music students from the n ations premier conservatories. Concertgoers are invited to meet and mingle with the ar t ists at receptions held at various restaurants around Amelia Island. For complete information about SpringFest and to purchase tickets, visit o r call the festival office at 261-1779. P urchase tickets to any six performa nces during SpringFest and receive a 20 percent discount. Christopher Rex, general and artistic director of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, said: Through our Expect the Unexpected theme, we are strivingt o satisfy a wide range of musical t astes, and our diverse lineup of S pringFest ar t ists will do exactly that. You wont have to travel to New York to hear ever y thing fr o m Beethoven and Brahms to r ock and folk music. It will all be here on Amelia Island, which is why the Southeast Tourism Council named the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival as one of itsT op 20 events in May for the second c onsecutive year See and hear for yourself why SpringFest was awarded this accolade. Now in its 13th season, the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival is one of the premier cultural events in the Southeast. Expect the Unexpected at SpringFest F F r r e e e e c c o o n n c c e e r r t t t t o o d d a a y y Young artists and faculty from the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University will p erform a free concert today at 11 a.m. at Macedonia AME Church, 202 S. Ninth St. For the full SpringFest schedule and ticket information, visit or call 261-1779.


2B F RIDAY M AY 2, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK SPECIAL EVENTS The Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 S. Third St., invites you to its n ext Brown Bag Lunch on May 7 at noon. Nancy D ickson will discuss the Civilian Conservation Corp ( CCC) on Amelia Island. Part of FDRs New Deal, the CCC was a public relief program from 1933-42 that provided jobs for young men related to the conservation and development of natural resources inr ural lands owned by federal, state and local governments l ike the restoration of Fort Clinch. This program is free and open to the public. For information contact Gray at 261-7378, ext. 102, or The Newcomers Club of Amelia Island will host its m onthly coffee on May 8. Women interested in joining the club and who reside in Nassau County (no matter how long they have lived here) are welcome to attend. For further information contact Lucy Bryan at (90419 or, or visit T he Friends of the F ernandina Beach Library present a Love at High Noon luncheon on May 9 at noon at Cafe Karibo featuring New York Times and U SA Today b est-selling romance author Brenda J ackson. Tickets are $20 and c an be purchased at the F ernandina Beach Library on North Fourth Street by May 5. The third annual Divas Day Out to benefit the Amelia Island nonprofit Girl Power 2 Cure will be heldM ay 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p .m. at the Atlantic Recreat ion Center auditorium, 2500 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. A dmission is a $3 donation per person; kids 6 and under admitted free. Enjoy 30 vendor booths featuring jewelry, home goods, beauty products, health and fitness and more,e ntertainment including adults and kidsfashion shows, fitness demos, a makeover reveal, women s self defense demonstration and dances. Kids events include a Diva Dress Up booth, hair styling and makeup, cupcake decorating, free learn-to-play tennisc linic, a Mothers Day craft and more. A p ortion of every pur chase supports Girl Power 2 Cures mission to bring an end to Rett Syndrome, the most severe form of autism. For information about the event, go to ore mail Tiffany Wilson at Visit www The Nassau Humane Society s aste and Toast event will be held May 17 from 7-9 p.m. in the courtyard of the Florida House Inn, 22 S. Third St. Tickets are $ 50 and available at www.nassauhumanesociety.c o m, the Second Chance Store on South 14th Street and at the NHS Dog Park on Airport Road. For information contact Kelly Monti at or call 491-1511. Nassau Humane Society is partnering with over 15 local r estaurants for this fundraiser that pairs food with a fine selection of wine or beer. Chefs from each establishment will prepare an item off their menu and pair it with a wine or beer. In an adjoining c ourtyard guests can visit with furry friends from the shelter. S pecial 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 rescue and adoption shelter on Amelia Island. The Omni Amelia Island P lantation is hosting six renowned chefs to participate in a culinary challenge event benefiting the JamesB eard Foundation. T he c hefs will compete in a threep rong challenge: catch the f ish during a fishing excursion, cook the fish for guests who will vote on their favorite dish es at the evening event, andf inally divide into two teams a nd receive a mystery ingredie nt to cook with during the e vent. The winning team will b e determined by a ballot v ote. The event will be held May 17 from 6-9 p.m. For information contact Alayna Oram at (904 The Humane Association o f Wildlife Care & Education ( HAWKE), a nonprofit charity t hat rescues and rehabilitates orphaned wild birds, mammals and reptiles, will hold its 20th annual Dine on the Wild Side fundraising dinner at The St. Augustine Alligator Farm on May 17. The e vent features an open house f rom 5-9 p.m. Award-winning c omposer Jamie DeFrates will p rovide musical entertain ment. Dinner is 6-7:30 p.m. and includes barbecue chicken and vegetarian options. Advance tickets are $45 for ages 12 and up or $30 for kids5 to 11. Admission ages 4 and u nder is free if they share an a dult s meal. Send a check and a self-addressed stamped envelope to HAWKE, P.O. Box 188, Elkton, FL 32033 (indicate veggie or BBQ A limited number of $50 tickets will be available at the door P urchase tickets online until M ay 15 at www.hawkewild Call (904 THEA TER Oliver! tickets are on sale at Fernandina Beach Middle School in the main office and at AmeliaA wards, 817 S. Eighth St. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for students. Performances are May 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p .m. and Sunday, May 18, at 2 p.m. With a community cast o f over 140 from ages 6-65, performances will sell out fast. This production, directed by Judy Tipton, will benefit Communities in Schools of Nassau county. T he national tour of the new musical The Addams F amily, b ased on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams, will make its Jacksonville premiere on May 2 at 8 p.m. at the TimesUnion Centers Moran T heater. T ickets start at $32 and are available at the FSCJ A rtist Series Box Office, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, at (904AY(2929 and online at Discounts available for groups of 10 or more at (904 s MUSEUM O ne ticket, four pubs, a wealth of historical information a bout 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 and an earful of colorful tales about the places you visit as well as those you see along y our way. Its a great way to s ee Fernandina and learn a bout its history. Tickets are $25 per person (must be 21, must show ID); tour begins at the historic train depot in downtown Fernan-dina Beach. Reservations required. Contact Thea at 261-7378, e xt.105 or Thea@ameliamus Guests on this tour will learn Amelia Island ghost stories as they tiptoe through dark streets and walk in the footsteps of a bygone era as the past c omes alive through the skillf ul storytelling of your guide. T his tour begins at 6 p.m. every Friday like clockwork and lasts approximately one hour. Meet your guide in the cemetery behind St. Peters Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic Ave. Tickets may be p urchased at the Amelia I sland Museum of History for $ 10/adults and $5/students. Contact T hea at 261-7378, ext. 105 or 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, Aril 30, Solution O UTAND A BOUT J J S S O O c c o o n n c c e e r r t t s s Jacksonville Symphony tickets are available by calling (904All concerts a re in Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, u nless otherwise noted. For information visit, like them at f or follow them on Twitter @jaxsymphony. 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 and current music educators, even folks that have n ot played since high school or college. It welcomes all interested persons to join them f or rehearsals at 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Yulee Middle School band room, 85439 Miner Road. Email info@nassaucommunityband. com, call band President Chuck Belinski at 277-1257 or search Nassau Community Band on Facebook. M M u u s s i i c c c c r r u u i i s s e e s s Amelia River CruisesAdult BYOB T wilight 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 C C a a s s e e y y s s B B a a r r Caseys Bar, 852426 US 17, Yulee, will host Blistur on Saturday, April 26 at 9 p.m. Call 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 T he Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Centre S t., John Springer on the piano ThursdayS aturday from 6:30-10 p.m. and the piano styling of Steve Fingers on Saturday afternoons. Call 432-7086. Join them on Facebook at courtyardpubandeats for information on special events including appearances by The Usual Suspects with Pam and Davis Turner on Sunday afternoons. You n ever know who may show up and join in the f un. D D a a v v i i d d s s Davids Restaurant and Lounge, 802 Ash St., presents Aaron Bing Friday and Saturday nights. Call 904-310-6049. F F l l o o r r i i d d a a H H o o u u s s e e Florida House Inn, 22 S. Third St., hosts Open Mike Night each Thursday from 7:301 0:30 p.m. in the Mermaid Bar hosted by l ocal musician Terry Smith. Musicians perform and the audience gets to hear new talent. A ppropriate 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 T urtle, 14 S. Third St., presents V inyl Record Night every Tuesday from 7-11 p .m. Listen to LPs played on high-end turntab les, 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 on Facebook. Contact Bill Childers at b I I n n s s t t a a n n t t G G r r o o o o v v e e The Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence H olmes, Johnny Robinson, Scott Giddons and Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday night at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Dress is casual. For information call Holmes at 556-6772. 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 may sit in for one song or the whole night. Join the mailing list by emailing P P a a l l a a c c e e S S a a l l o o o o n n The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St., presents live music. Call 491-8999 or email 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 Atlantic Ave., the Macys from 6-9 p.m. live inside Wednesdays; and line dancing classes w ith Kathy Ball inside from 6-9 p.m. Thursd ays. Visit S S e e a a b b r r e e e e z z e e Seabreeze Sports Bar, in the Days Inn on Sadler Road, live music. S S h h e e f f f f i i e e l l d d s s S heffields at The Palace, 117 Centre St., p resents late night dance mixes on F ridays with DJ Refresh and Saturdays with D J 007, and Ladies Night with Gary Ross f rom 6-10 p.m. W e dnesdays. Call 491-8999 or email Join them on Facebook or visit www.thepalace S S l l i i d d e e r r s s S liders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher A ve., live music in the tiki bar 6-10 p.m. nightl y and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, regg ae W e dnesdays with Pili Pili; The Macys in the lounge Friday and Saturdays 6-10 p.m.; shag dancing Sundays from 4-7 p.m.; music nightly 9 p.m.-1 a.m. in the Breakers Lounge. Call 277-6652. V isit www Join Sliders on Facebook and Twitter. T T h h e e S S u u r r f f T he Surf Restaurant & Bar 3199 S. F letcher Ave., presents DJ Roc on the deck Wednesdays at 6 p.m., Richard Smith Fridays at 6 p.m. and the Honey Badgers Saturdays at 6 p.m. Call 261-571 1 or email Join them on Facebook or visit www S ubmit items and updates for this calend ar to Assistant Editor Sin Per r y at s M USIC NOTES Jacksonville s Of fice of Special Events has announced the performer lineup and activities for the 2014 Jacksonville Jazz Festival May 2225. The Jazz Festival is a growing Jacksonville tradition that gets bigger and better every year said Mayor Alvin Brown. One of the special things about jazz is it encompasses so many musical styles and traditions, so our lineup of enter tainers is sur e to have something for ever y one. This years festival will continue the tradition of jazz in Jacksonville with a variety of jazz genres on three stages and featured activities in downtown Jacksonvilles entertainment district. Headlining the festival include Boney James, Ester Rada, Pedrito Martinez Group, Average White Band, Al Jar r eau, T races of Blue, the Latin Jazz All Stars tribute to Dave Valentin, Sax and the City featuring Marion Meadows and Paul Taylor joined by previously announced artists, Joey DeFrancesco, TIZER featuring Kar en Briggs, and Mar cus Johnson. Local favorites appearing at the festival include Gary Starling, Akia Uwanda, JB Scotts Swinging All Stars, JU Jazz Combo, Unique Sound, The Katz Downstairs, Linda Cole & The Joshua Bowlus Quartet, Von Barlow, Just Jazz Quar tet and the Jazz Jam with Lisa Kelly Other festival components include Art in the Heart Downtown, an art show and sale, the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition pr esented by Keyboard Connection Pianos & Organs, the Youth Jazz Talent Showcase, Jazz After Dark, and the Jazz Brunch at the Omni. The Jacksonville Jazz Festival is free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. VIP seating options and festival infor mation ar e avail able at Jacksonville Jazz Fest announces lineup, events 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 W ine and Design is s chedul ed May 9 at Burns H all, St. Peter s Episcopal Church. If you think a nice glass of wine would enhance your ability to paint a pictur e, or if you always wanted to try painting, but were afraid to try, 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 r esi dent ar tist, Andrea Lasserre, provides a rough sketch of the scene and directs you through the process. Bring your favorite wine, a creative attitude, the fee of $35 and join us for an evening of fun and creativity. Easels, paint, br ushed, canvases, and instr uction provided. The number of easels is limited; to reserve an easel contact Rich at 261-4293 or G G u u e e s s t t a a r r t t i i s s t t s s The Amelia Island Plantation Ar tists Guild & G aller y will pr esent Michael S tor y an award-winning ar t ist from Lexington, S.C., in a two-day workshop fr om 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 6-7. Stor y regularly teaches oil, pastel and heavy acrylic painting. He is famous for his l andscape oil paintings that a re featured in numerous p ublications in the South and Southeast. View his website at For more information or to inquire about reservations call the gallery at 432-1750. Currently showing at the gallery are paintings by Edibeth Farrington from New Hampshir e. Her work may be viewed and purchased at the gallery to May 10. The Plantation Artists Guild and Galler y will fea ture the works of guest artist Susan Hitchcock. The exhibition of Hitchcock s 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 H itchcock s water colors. A F er n andina Beach resident, Hitchcock s watercolors celebrate the beautiful native and migrator y bir d s that inhabit Florida s coastal waters and marshes. The gallery is located in The Spa and Shops at O mni Amelia Island P lantation. 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: May 20, Preschool Art for children 3-5 years with an adult, 10:30-11:30 a.m., led by Diane Hambur g, May 24, Childrens Art for 6-9 years, 10-11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., led by Shar on Haf fey May 24, Middle School Art for youth 10-13 years, 12:15 p.m., led by Shar on Haffey. Register at the galler y 18 N. Second St., 261-7020. Classes are free and all materials are furnished. Classes held at the Education Center adjacent to the gallery. AR T WORKS T a s te & Toast May 17 for human e society The Nassau Humane Society s Taste and Toast e vent will be on Saturday, M ay 17, fr om 7-9 p.m. The F lorida House Inn, located at 22 S. Third St., will be the host again this year with the event in their cour t yar d underneath stately oaks and twinkling white lights. Tickets are $50 and can be pur chased at, at the Second Chance Store on South 14th Street or at the NHS Dog Park on Airport Road. For mor e infor mation, contact Kelly Monti at volunteer@nassauhumanesociety .c om or call 491-1511. Nassau Humane Society is partnering with over 15 restaurants in the community for this unique fundraiser that pairs food with a fine selection of wine or beer More than a dozen restaurants will par ticipate in the event, with chefs from each establishment preparing an item off their menu and pairing the dish with a wine or beer that best accentuates the flavor. Between taste-size bites of food and sips of wine or beer, guests can head into an adjoining courtyard for a visit with some furry friends from the shelter. Unique gift baskets will be raf fled and a live auction will be hosted by special guest, Nick Loren. Enjoy live music by Dan V oll and Michele. This event is brought to you by sponsors Osprey Village and the Florida House Inn. Proceeds from the second annual T aste and T oast will help fund the animal rescue and adoption shelter on Amelia Island.


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK R ELIGION 3B F R IDAY M A Y 2, 2014/News-Leader Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm Saturday Vigil Mass 7 pm Spanish Mass Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church Sunday Masses 8:00 am 10:00 pm 12:00 pm (noon Daily Mass 8:30am Mon, Wed,Thurs & Fri. 6 pm Tues H oly Day Masses Vigil 6 pm; Holy Day-8:30 am,6 pm Confessions: Saturday 3 pm 3:45 pm or by appt Rev.Jose Kallukalam Sunday School..................................9:30 am Sunday Worship..............................10:45 am Wednesday AWANA........................6:15 pm Wednesday Bible Study................6:30 pmPastor:Bud Long941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd-107 SouthFernandina Beach, FL32034261-4741 CELEBRATION BAPTIST CHURCHInnovative Style, Contemporary Music, Casual Atmosphere85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097 Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am Nursery ProvidedKidKredible Children Ministries Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pmConnecting with Christ... Connecting with People.FOR MORE INFO: (904Pastor Mike KwiatkowskiWorship this week at the place of your choice...Y BC D oug Sides, Senior Pastor Morning Services 8:15 and 11:00 am S unday School 9:45 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm Wednesday Children 6:30 pm Wednesday OverflowYouth 6:30 pm Nursery Provided For All ServicesYulee, FL32097www.Yuleebaptistchurch.comULEE85971 Harts Rd.Y BCAPTISTV isitors 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 WesberryS enior 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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L ike the sun in all its strength so bright, so powerful. For an instant, he froze. Then it hit. The e ngineer cringed as his train crushed and plowed my friends small white car down the tracks. For the e ngineer, stopping was pointless. In his mind, the driver was most certainly dead. As he radioed the train station to report the incident, he told them there was no need to hurry. No one could have possibly survived. For my friend, w ho was very much still alive, life would never be the same. T hrown from his car, which ultimately landed back on top of him, h e was trapped in the very dent the train had created when it hit. There, conscious and alone, the dark African night offered him no comfort. R hodesia modern day Zimbabwe at that time was in u tter chaos. Civil war and brutal conflict occupied every border but one South Africa. To there, many fled. For my friend and his family, t hey had decided to stay in order to offer whatever help they could. Ironically, thats what h e was doing the night the train hit him. Though the place where it happened was extremely rural, in Africa its quite common for people to show up out of seemingly nowhere. Such was the case with my friend. From the bush, African voices began filling the air ar ound the car where he was pinned. Unfortunately, they too had decided that noo ne could have survived such a crash. As they proc eeded to take everything they could find, namely all t he supplies he was carrying to a group of local pastors, my friends pain and despair grew. Trapped and listening, there was nothing he could do. When they finally left, the silence was greater than that left behind by the r oaring train. I don t know about you, but I find stories of miraculous inter v entions fascinating. If you saw the pictures of my friends little white car, the dentw here he was allowed to lie, and the good health he p ossesses today, Im sure you would agree. Miracles s till happen! When I consider the thousands of pastors all over the world hes ministered to since that time, Im equally amazed. Not only did God miracu lously spar e his life, but ultimately tur ned tragedy into blessing. For my friend, the supplies he was car r ying, things like bread, jam, tea, etc., were lost. Though he w as unable to hand them out to the group of pastors t hat night, what he s been able to hand out since that t ime has been far greater. The testimony of Gods faithfulness in the most difficult of situations has made my friend, Dr David W y nns, one of the gr e at est encouragers I know And to think, in par t, he received his current grace in the midst of a terrible situation. So what does that have to do with you who r ead? W hile I realize its not true of all, for some you feel l ike youve just been mowed over by a train. If thats n ot you, at a minimum you likely know someone to whom the statement fits. Regardless, Im writing to r emind us all of God s amazing ability to tur n hor rible situations ar ound for our good. So heres the bottom line. While at the moment you may feel pinned under neath things and written of f by those ar ound you, r eal help is on t he way. Gods not done with you who trust and b elieve. Fear not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: I will str engthen you; yes, I will help you; I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness. (Isaiah 41:10 Robert L. Goyette is pastor of Living Waters World Outreach Center. RELIGION NOTES 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 Vision Congregational Church will h ost the Songspinners in concert on May 5 at 7 p.m. Enjoy a fun and eclectic variety ofs ongs sure to razzle dazzle your spirit. The concert will feature selections including the show tunes Razzle Dazzle from 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. T he Songspinners is a volunteer womens choral group open to any womanw ho loves to sing. The group, under the direction of Jane Lindberg, began with 20 members in 2006 and has grown to 47 voices. As volunteers, their mission is to bring music and pleasure to the hearts of those they encounter. A reception following the concert is held in appreciation of the S ongspinners and the service they provide to our community. A dmission to the concert is free. Donations will be accepted for the Nassau Humane Society building fund. New Vision worships each Sunday at 96072 Chester Road in Yulee. Visit www.NewVision, find them on Facebook or contact the Rev. Mary K endrick 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 breakfast offers food for the body and the s oul at 8:30 a.m. every Sunday at The Barn i n Yulee, 850918 US 17, one block north of A 1A at the corner of Pages Dairy Road. Call 477-7268. W W a a l l k k w w i i t t h h P P a a u u l l The Salvation Army Hope House Worship is at noon Tuesdays. Walk with Paul saying goodbye to friends as he a pproaches Jerusalem and arrest, beginn ing in Chapter 21 of Acts. For mor e inform ation, call 321-0435 or stop by the Hope House, 410 S. Ninth St. The Salvation Army Hope House is working to replenish its emergency food supply. It needs canned meats, canned fruit, peanut butter and jelly br eakfast foods like cer eal, granola bars, oatmeal, grits, etc., p astas and star ches macaroni and cheese, i nstant mashed potatoes, stuf fing mix, rice, n oodles ramen, spaghetti, egg and elbows, 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. C C h h r r i i s s t t i i a a n n l l u u n n c c h h g g r r o o u u p p The Community Network Lunch Gr oup i s open to anyone that would like to promote their business or organization. It meets W e dnesday, May 7 from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the chamber of commerce on Amelia Island. The gr oup has been a venue for hiring, finding volunteers and employment. Ther e is no cost. Just show up, bring business car ds and marketing material for handouts a nd your lunch. Ther e is time for ever yone to present their company or organization and there is a short video each week from the Genesis: The Business Workshop regarding keeping integrity and faith in the workplace. For infor mation contact F F i i r r s s t t B B a a p p t t i i s s t t V V B B S S T his summer First Baptist Fer nandina h as something new for Vacation Bible School: Agency D3. VBS kids will become Agency D3 special agents during the week of June 16-20. Agency D3: Discover Decide. Defend will show them how to collect and log evidence about Jesus. Using their best high-tech operative skills, they will examine eyewitness reports, physical proof and biblical accounts to uncover and defend the truth about who J esus really is. By collecting all the evidence, they will Discover the truth of theg ospel; Decide to believe it; and then Defend that decision. Agency D3 will take place each morning 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Get details and register your child online at F L L i i f f e e l l i i n n e e V V B B S S Lifeline Ministries, 1438 East Oak St., F ernandina Beach, will hold Vacation Bible School July 22-26 from 6:30-8 p.m. nightly. To learn more, contact director Amanda Reeder at 491-5401. H H e e l l p p n n e e e e d d e e d d The all-volunteer Yulee Interfaith Dinner Network needs the communitys help to continue to provide hot, healthy meals to a dults and children experiencing hunger in our community. Just $25 provides enough m eat to serve a hot meal to 50 people. To help, contact the network at, 556-2496, or send donations to The Coalition for the Homeless, P.O. Box 16123, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035. Please put YIDN in the memo line. E E l l m m S S t t r r e e e e t t C C O O G G Elm Street Church of God, 502 South 11th St., Fernandina Beach, Pastor Bishop Jimmy Campbell, holds Sunday School at 10 a .m., Morning Worship at 11 a.m., Bible S tudy W ednesdays at 7 p.m. and prayer M onday through Friday at noon. Call 2617194. T T r r a a n n s s p p o o r r t t p p r r o o j j e e c c t t A project to fabricate metal parts used to manufacture three-wheeled, hand-cranked carts is ongoing at a workshop sponsored b y Memorial United Methodist Church. T he vehicles, called Personal Ener gy T ransportation, or PETs, are fully assemb led at Penney Far m s near Gr een Cove Springs and shipped throughout the world to victims of polio, land mines and other injuries. The workshop operates Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Call Jack at 557-8218. E E n n g g l l i i s s h h c c l l a a s s s s e e s s F irst Assembly of God, 302 South 14th S t., Fer n andina Beach, hosts fr ee English classes for Spanish speaking people on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. For information contact Anna Sahlman at 403-1982 or call 2616448. S S u u p p p p l l i i e e s s n n e e e e d d e e d d T he Fernandina Beach Interfaith Dinner N etwork is in need of donations of paper g oods and cleaning supplies. Items may be dr o pped of f at St. Peter s Episcopal Church parish office, 801 Atlantic Ave., Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Y Y o o u u t t h h n n i i g g h h t t First Assembly of God, 302 South 14th St., Fernandina Beach, invites you to bringy our teens ages 13-20 to Shift Youth M inistries on Satur d ays at 6:30 p.m. Y outh Pastor Andr e w Harper is an anointed young man with a passion for the souls of the teens in the community Call 261-6448 for mor e information. E E v v e e n n i i n n g g s s e e r r v v i i c c e e s s Miracle Faith Church of God, 87688 Roses Bluff Road in Yulee, offers evening services at 6 p.m. the first and third Sunday of each month. Other service times are Sunday School at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11:15 and Tuesday Bible study at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and worship. Bishop W.J. Franklin, pastor. N N e e w w c c h h u u r r c c h h Legacy Baptist Church with Pastor Jeff W hitaker invites you to come be a part of a new and growing church in the Nassauville community. Legacy Baptist Church is meeting at its temporary location at the Nassauville Volunteer Fire Station at 941328 O ld Nassauville Road, Fernandina Beach. Services on Sunday are Sunday School at 9 :30 a.m. (coffee and donuts served at 9 a.m.) with morning worship at 10:30 a.m. M idweek service is Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., with a light meal served at 5:30 p.m. All are invited for good preaching, singing and wonderful Christian fellowship. For information call (904 T T a a i i z z s s e e r r v v i i c c e e s s The Taiz community on Amelia Island is growing. There are now three churches o ffering services: Memorial United Methodist, St. Michaels Catholic, and St. P eters Episcopal. The Taiz community is ecumenical. In order to help interested people keep track of when and where services are being held, there is now a website at Please visit this site for a complete schedule of Taiz services, and information about this community. If you click on Follow Amelia Island Taiz via email and give your email address, you will be notified of any schedule changes or announcements of special events. You can a lways unsubscribe at the bottom of any of t hese emails if you wish. Y Y o o u u t t h h m m i i n n i i s s t t e e r r Youth Minister Andrew Harper of First Assembly of God, 302 South 14th St., holds meetings on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. If you are between 13 and 20 years old and need direction and purpose to your life, come and e njoy music, prayer and ministry by youth f or youth. M M o o m m m m i i n n i i s s t t r r y y MOTs (Mothers of Teenagers) is a local ministry for mothers of teens or preteens. Meeting the first Friday of each month from 7-9 p.m., MOTs is a place where moms can come and be encouraged, have fun and gain wisdom and friendship fr om other moms. ( No perfect moms allowed.) For informat ion contact momsofteensamelia@yahoo. c om or MOMSOFTEENS AMELIA on Facebook. C C e e l l e e b b r r a a t t e e r r e e c c o o v v e e r r y y First Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach, 1600 S. Eighth St., sponsors Celebrate Recover y ever y Friday at 6:30 p .m. This Christ-centered, biblically based p rogram is for individuals and their family m embers who ar e dealing with addictions, compulsions, past hur t s and potentially destructive behaviors. Call 261-3617. D D o o n n a a t t i i o o n n s s n n e e e e d d e e d d Harbor Shores Ministries is a nonprofit or ganization that reaches out to needy families in the local community. It accepts taxd eductible donations to help local needs. Y o ur items may be given to a family in need or liquidated to supply food, clothes, fur n i tur e, etc. Call 225-0963 to schedule your items to be picked up. Donations ar e taxdeductible. T o add or change an announcement in Church Notes, send mail to Church Notes, c/o News-Leader, 511 Ash St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, send e-mail to sperry@ (use Church Notes in the subject line) or call Sin Perry at 261-3696. P ULPIT NOTES Pastor Rob Goyette


A ROUND S CHOOL F R IDAY M A Y 2, 2014News-Leader 4 B CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK SUMMER CAMPS C C i i t t y y c c a a m m p p s s The Fernandina Beach Parks & Recreation Department is offering several summer camps: Camp Amelia, ages 4-12. Daily snacks provided. A ctivities include swimming; arts & crafts; indoor and outd oor activities; weekly field trips; and daily walking trips. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Camp begins May 27. Visit for information. Call the parks office at 3103364. The MLK Summer Learning Camp is June 2-Aug. 1 Only the first 100 kids will be accepted. Lunch provided. Mandatory meeting May 29 at the MLK Center at 6 p.m. Call (904mation. Girls Just Wanna Have F UN! Art Camp will offer drawing, painting and creati ng with watercolors, acrylics, pastels and glitter. Each girl will paint a canvas, create a mixed media collage, sculpt w ith clay and create art proje ct. Snacks provided. June 91 3; $100; kindergarten-second grade, 9 a.m.-noon, or thirds ixth grade, 1-4 p.m. Visit for information. Call the parks office at 310-3364. Island Life Art Camp is inspired by Amelia Islandsr ich history and abundant wildlife. Kids will create with p aint, clay, pastels, watercolors and more, June 16-20; $ 100; snacks provided; kindergar ten-second grade, 9 a.m.noon, or third-sixth grade 1-4 p.m. Visit for information. Call 310-3364. Art Around the World! T ravel to far -of f lands and l earn about their world by creating art inspired from Australia, Japan, Russia and Italy Draw paint and sculpt your way through these exciting countries. June 23-27; $100; kindergarten-secondg rade, 9 a.m.-noon, or thirds ixth grades 1-4 p.m. Students m ust have completed kindergarten. Visit for information. Call 310-3364. S S u u m m m m e e r r p p r r o o g g r r a a m m s s Early Impressions and The Vibe, A Youth Center, will offer weekly summer programs for ages 3 and up,i ncluding Art Camps, Dance, Cheer, Jazz and Hip Hop Camps. They will host a Karate Showcase on April 26 at 10 a.m. at the Peck Center in Fer nandina Beach and a dance recital May 24 at 6 p.m. at Fernandina Beach Middle School. Ever yone is welcome. V isit, call or come by for more details. Locations are 464073 SR 200, Unit 16 and 14 (corner of A1A and Blackrock Road), 310-9730 and 432-7146, and 463159 SR 200, (corner of A1A and US 17), 206-4170. Space is limited. C C a a m m p p S S M M o o r r e e s s F F u u n n Join Faith Christian Academy for Camp SMores Fun Camp Adventures from May 28-July 25. Children ages 4-12 may attend. For ages 4-5, the all-inclusive pricing covers child care, breakfast, snack, and lunch for $125/week. Children ages 6-12 have all meals cover ed plus thr ee field trips per week for $155/week. A registration fee also applies. Questions? Visit to download a br ochur e or call the school office at 321-2137. S S e e w w i i n n g g , d d e e s s i i g g n n c c l l a a s s s s Custom Fit Alterations announces the upcoming Sew Much Fun sewing camp for childr en and teens. Classes will be held mid-July for one week at Amelia Of fice Suites. For mor e information and to reserve a place on the waiting list, contact Linda at (904 874-8944. M M u u s s e e u u m m c c a a m m p p The Amelia Island Museum of History summer camp pr ogram for childr en ages 7-10 is June 9-20 at the museum. Campers will transform themselves intoT imucuan Indian childr en, live in a council house and participate in clan activities like bow hunting, fishing, pot tery and clothes making, sand casting, bir d watching and preparing their daily snack. Every day will be packed with activities that simulate the daily life and r ecr eation of a Timucuan child on Wild Napoyca (an old name for Amelia Island). For infor ma tion call Liz at at 261-7378, ext. 100. CLASS NOTES K K i i d d s s a a r r t t T he Island Art Association, 18 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach, will offer free art classes for children: May 20, Preschool Art for c hildren 3-5 years with an adult, 10:30-11:30 a.m., led by D iane Hamburg, May 24, Childrens Art for 6 -9 years, 10-11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., led by Sharon Haffey. May 24, Middle School Art for youth 10-13 years, 1-2:15 p .m., led by Sharon Haffey. Register at the gallery, 18 N Second St., 261-7020. Classes are free and all mater ials are furnished. Classes held at the Education Center, adjacent to the gallery. 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 Element ary annual orientation for parents and students enrolling in kindergarten for the 2014-15 school year. The orientationm eeting 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 enroll in kindergarten. Documents to bring for enrollm ent include: Original or cert ified copy of the childs birth c ertificate; up to date immunization record; physical examination record; Social Security card; and proof of address, utility bill or other mail with address. Registration begins April 2 8 for the new school year; p arents, please register as s oon as possible. Call 491-7941 f or information. A A g g E E x x t t r r a a v v a a g g a a n n z z a a All third grade youth are invited to the annual Agricultur e Extravaganza May 8-9 fr om 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. a t the Nor t heast Florida F airgrounds in Callahan. This f ield trip opportunity teaches youth about agriculture through hands-on experiences. Register your child or lear n mor e by calling the Nassau County Extension Service at (904 F F B B H H S S S S c c h h o o o o l l A A d d v v i i s s o o r r y y C C o o u u n n c c i i l l The School Advisory Council of Fer nandina Beach High School will meet on Thursday, May 15 at 3:30 p.m. in the main of fice confer ence r oom. For questions and/or c oncerns, contact Assistant P rincipal Spencer G. Lodree at 261-5713. N N e e w w s s c c h h o o o o l l Registration is ongoing for the new private school, M idtown Primary, located at 4 63159 SR 200, cor ner of A1A a nd US 17 in Yulee, for kindergarten through third grade. School opens Aug. 6 with small classes and cer tified teachers. To learn more call 206-4170 or visit www.earlyimpr F F S S C C J J a a v v i i a a t t i i o o n n s s t t u u d d e e n n t t s s The EAA Chapter at Fer nandina Beach (KFHB offering use of a precision flight contr ol Cat III BA TD at a r educed price ($15 hour maintain proficiency/practice without having to drive to Cecil. CFII available. Contact Jim at (904 Y Y o o u u n n g g w w r r i i t t e e r r s s The Nassau Youth Writers Pr ogram meets the thir d T uesday of each month at Books Plus, 107 Centre St. For more information contact C C l l o o t t h h e e s s C C l l o o s s e e t t Nassau County Families in Transition operates the F.I.T. Clothes Closet at 86207 Felmor Road, to help students in need with clothing and other items. Donations of gently used and new clothing and any financial contributions are appreciated. Contact the Nassau County School District Homeless Liaison Angie McCellan at 277-9021 for addi tional information. T T r r o o o o p p 8 8 9 9 Boy Scout Troop 89 meets each Monday, 6:30-8 p.m., at the Adam Kelley Scout Hut, South 13th Str eet. T r oop 89, sponsored by Fernandina Beach Rotar y Club for 75 years now, has a strong record of helping mold boys thr ough team work. Contact Scoutmaster Dan Matricia at 277-9611 or come to the Scout Hut during meeting times. G G u u m m m m y y b b e e a a r r s s c c i i e e n n c c e e Kindergarten students at Fer nandina Beach Christian Academy, located at First Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach on South Eighth Street, recently did a science pr oject using gummy bears. The young scientists shown her e ar e writing the results of the experiment in their journals. SUBMITTED PHOTOS G G a a r r d d e e n n i i n n g g f f u u n n Fernandina Beach Christian Academys military dads Ron N akomoto and Rick S mith, cheerfully give m arching orders to second-grade boys as work continues on the schools new 4H Gar d en. This project integrates mathematics, science and language ar ts. Hands-on and fun at Fer nandina B each Christian A cademy, the planting is a bout to begin. SUBMITTED PHOTOS


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Two 800sf Office/Retail spaces,can bejoined for one,1,600 sq ft space, AIA next to Peacock Electric $12/sq. ft +CAM & Tax Amelia Park Unit B small office (2 r ooms) with bath,576 sq.ft. $ 1050/mo.+ sales tax. 1839 S.8th St.adjacent to Huddle House,1,800 sq.ft.$1700/ + t ax.Sale also considered. DRASTIC$$REDUCTION3 ,500 condo reduced to $200,000 firmm edical,sales or professional.Best priced officeo n Amelia Island! B USINESSES FOR SALE Caf turnkey operation i deal forowner-operator & priced to sellDELIORTAKEOUT SPACELowdown Fully equipped ready to go. L owlease rate Now taking offers 1 ,000 Sq.Ft office suite w / all utilities & high speed internet.Reducedt o $850/ monthAmelia Coastal RealtyACRFL.comContact: Phil Griffin T: 904.556.9140 E: REWARD: LOST MALE RED CHOW C HOW L ast seen Oct. 2010. Answers t o Prince Chang. Needs medication. Reward. Call (904 LOST iPod Little girl lost her iPod in pink case at her birthday party at Goffinville Park on Sat. 4/26 betw. 1 1am-5pm. Please call (904 l eave message if no answer. Reward. I f You Have Lost Your Pet p lease check the Nassau Humane Society facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next t o the airport (904 N assau County Animal Shelter, 86078 License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers license building (904 FOUND DOG Sunday evening on corner of A1A & Miner Rd. Lhasa Apso/Poodle. Please call to identify, 338-5095. 104 Personals DEVOTED, Affectionate Professional Couple will help you, unconditionally love. Hands on with your baby. Maintain contact. Allowed expenses paid. Doug & Liz (866 9344. Susan Stockman-FL#0342521. ANF 105 Public Notice THERE IS A LIEN on the following vehicles for towing & storage and will be auctioned off on the listed dates below: on 5/21/14 a 2008 Chrysler Van VIN# 2A8HR44H28R748467 and a 2 003 Nissan 4DR VIN# JN1DA31A43T429753 and a 2001 Ford F ocus VIN#1FAFP33PX1W208696 at 12 noon at 1683B S. 8th St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. (904 ALL REAL ESTATE Advertised Herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to adv e rtise an y prefer ence, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or the intention to mak e an y such preference, limitation or discrimination. T he News-Leader will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the la w. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings a dvertised are available on an e qual opportunity basis. If y ou believe that you may have been discriminated against in connection with the sale, rental or f inancing of housing, call the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD 1(800 the hearing impaired 1(8009 275. 107 Special Occasion MAY 8TH GNCCC LUNCH & LEARN Pig BBQ Callahan Noon $15 NAC DAC (Nassau Alcohol Crime Drug A batement Coalition) Speakers: Kerrie A lbert and Jason Lynch Everyone Welcome! E MPLOYMENT 2 01 Help Wanted COMPUTER TECH Busy Computer Service Company is looking for a special computer technician to performd uties inside our office and on site at c ustomer locations, residential and commercial. The most important qualities are technical aptitude, friendlya nd professional demeanor, reliability and punctuality, willingness to learn and take direction, and a great work ethic. Our marketing area is Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach and ouro ffice is located on the south end. E mail your resume to info@ohcomputerguy .com THE GOLF CLUB OF AMELIA ISLAND is looking for qualified food & b everage servers and a seasonal cook. Please apply at Clubhouse, 4700 Amelia Island Pkwy. (904 EXPERIENCED OTR FLATBED DRIVERS earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to qualified drivers. Home most weekends. (843 / www .bulldoghiw a y .com EOE. ANF NATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE MARKETI NGFIRM lookingto fill 2 positions in localofficelocatedon Amelia Island. 1.) Full Time Regional Sales Position Position responsible for sale of direct mail to automobiledealerships throughoutthe continental U.S. Office hours are 9-5, M-F. Ideal candidate is a self starter with an upbeat and positive attitude. Strong customer service, Internet salesor direct mail salesexperience a plus. Candidate must havebasiccomputerskills, be self motivated and able to work in av ery fast pacedenvironment. 2 .) P artT ime Data Entry Position, 12-15 hours per week. Candidate must be able to t ype 70 words per minute and have some basic knowledge of Apple IMAC computer, and Excel, email marketing a p lus. Office. No travel required. Complete job description and compensation will be discussed during i nterview Please submit resume t o sales@paxtonautomark FULL TIME OPPORTUNITYfor upbeat customer service driven individual with retail experience, natur a l foods knowledge, and a passion for healthy living. Competitive Pay & Ex c ellent Benefits package. Send r esume to: or fax to (904 also available at Nassau Health Foods. DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $700/wk. No experience needed. Local CDL training. Job ready in 15 days. 1888-368-1964. ANF FT MEDICAL ASSISTANT NEEDED Computer skills a must. Email resume to: DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-515-8447 RESIDENCE INN Amelia Island N ow hiring for the following positions: Housekeeping, Front Desk, Food &B ev e r age, & Maintenance. $ 50 Bonus A fter 90 Days. A pplicant must be able to work flex shifts, holidays and w eekends. No phone calls please. Applications & resumes accepted, 2301 Sadler Road. EEOC THE SURF RESTAURANT i s now hiring for all positions including front of the house management & kitchen management. Accepting a pplications Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm. 3199 S. Fletcher Ave. 2 01 Help Wanted 2 01 Help Wanted Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process medical claims from home. Call the Federal Trade Commission to find out h ow to spot medical billing scams. 1(877TC-HELP. A message from the News-Leader and the FTC. EPISCOPAL CHILDRENS SERVI CES is hiring a Full-time Lead T eacher at our Head Start Center in Fernandina Beach. AA degree in ECE is required but BA degree in Early Childhood Education is strongly p referred. $17/hr with benefits for B A in ECE. Fax or email resume to 726-1520 or OFFICE ASSISTANT NEEDED Partt ime, approx 10-12 hours per week. C ompetitive pay, flexible hours. Must have computer skills including Microsoft Office products and be familiar with social networking including Facebook, Twitter, etc. Emailr esume to or pick up an application at Nassau Health Foods. LANDSCAPE TECHNICIAN NEEDED i n the Fernandina Beach and Callahan a rea. Must be technical oriented, able to install, troubleshoot, and service sprinkler systems, water features, and l andscape lighting. Must be able to e xplain the different elements to the c ustomer. Must be organized, able to plan appointments and installations, and communicate promptly with the customer. Pay commensurate to knowledge and experience. Please send resumes to Artisan Outdoors, PO Box 474, Callahan, FL 32011 or DANAS LIMOUSINE SERVICE Immediate opening for luxury carc hauffeur. Flexible hours, great pay. C ontact Danas at (904 A SSISTANT t o long term rental manager for a real estate company. Experience preferred. Also, seasonal Laundry Attendant. Email resume to: r BEACHSIDE MOTEL now accepting a pplications for part-time Housek eepers. Must be able to work weekends. Apply at Beachside Motel, 3172 S. Fletcher Ave. FRONT DESK CLERK/BREAKFAST ATTENDANT/HOUSEKEEPERSN EEDED Apply at Holiday Inn E xpress, 76071 Sidney Pl. (904 0200 R EAL ESTATE COMPANY now hiring h ousekeepers. Best pay on Amelia and flexible schedules. Saturdays mandatory. (904 C ARPENTER & LABORERS Immediate work a vailable. (904 a ssociate rep SUMMER WORK G REAT PAY! Immed FT/PT openings, customer sales/svc, will train, c onditions apply, all ages 17+, Call ASAP! (904 NEW WOMENS BOUTIQUE at Omni P lantation accepting applications for manager/employees. Must have sales exp. and work some weekends. Email resume to: NOW HIRING CNAS& HHAs for assignment in Nassau County. Call Comforcare Senior Services (904 4407. P ART-TIME HOUSEKEEPING INSPECTOR Weekends required. Apply i n person at Summer Beach R esort. (904 2 01 Help Wanted AMELIA ISLAND SELFSTORAGE Immediate part-time opening, approx 25 hrs/week. Mon. & Sat. a MUST. Exce llent customer service & sales skills a Must. Please send resume to emplo yment@univ ersalstor agegroup .com MECHANIC NEEDED Must be e xperienced. Apply in person at B uddys Automotive, 850843 US 17 South, Yulee. LOOKING TO HIRE A PART-TIME INDIVIDUAL to handle import c ustomer service. Must have college education as will be working in International Freight Forwarding. 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L OTS ATLIGHTHOUSE CIRCLEAwesome view of Egans Creek & Fort Clinch S t Park Single family estate lot adjacent to historic landmark Amelia Island Lighthouse. 370+/ft on Navigable side of Egans Creek and is one of the highest elevations on the east coast. $850,000 MLS# 37069 9 6106 WADES PLACEF ormerly the Down Under Restaurant, one of Fernandina's landmark restaurants on deep water w/ dock & small craft launch. Tons of potential for this truly one-of-a-kind propertyw ith endless possibilities. Also includes large d eck,"party" shed, 3 apartments and office/mgr space. Must see to appreciate!PROPERTYSOLD AS IS $650,000. MLS#61913 1 515 S. FLETCHER AVENUENice 3BR/2BAOcean View home, observat ion deck, wet bar, central atrium, and beach access across the street make this a home for entertaining! Stucco exterior, side entry garage, and unopened street on south side of lot are other features of this home. $595,000 MLS#6039884016 ST.PAULBLVDin Lofton Oaks on large corner lot with fenced in back yard. There is additional parking in the back yard with parking pad and gated access to rear yard. Master bedroom has oversized walkin shower and a large walk-in closet. $127,000MLS#59700 SOUTH FLETCHER AVENUEPristine 75' Oceanfront lot on Amelia Island. Your chance to own one of the few remaining Oceanfront lots available on Amelia Island. Buy now for either investment or to build. $525,000 MLS#56671 CUSTOMIZED 3BR/2BACustomized 3 Br with a office/study, Split Bedroom, has transom windows for natural light in hallway, tinted windows in kitchen dining, custom built in shelving Granite Countertops. Garage is heated & cooled, located on thesouth end of Amelia Island, home in Golfside South with a Championship golf course short walk to b eachs, with community pool. Pool and beach access forGolfside is located on Ritz side of road. Whole house wired for security system.$459,000 MLS#5907086088 RHOERLAN PLACELarge undeveloped parcel on Lofton Creek, F easibility study done in 2012shows 15 lots, 7on the creek is on file in our office. $540,000 MLS#60872 HISTORIC DISTRICT This 2784 appox. sq. ft. vintage home has been modified into 4 apartments.The largest apartment has a fireplace, hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen and has been well maintained. Rent all units or live in one and rent the others out. The property consists of 3-1br/1ba & 1-2br/1ba. $302,000 MLS#53575 86036 GRAHAM COURTLovely well maintained 3br/2ba split floor plan home in Page Hill. Excellent location to schools and shop-p ing, with easy travel to U.S. 17, A1Aand close to I-95. French doors section off the office and diningr ooms at the frontof the house, the kitchen flows into t he living area separated by a counter. The porch on the b ack is screened-in leading to the fenced back yard. Thelot is almost an acre as the land extends beyond the fence.$190,000 MLS#61971RACHAELAVENUE 75x100lot $130,000 2.66 ACRE LOT in Nassauville, undeveloped and ready to build. Deeded Access to Rainbow Acres Boat Ramp and short distance from new county boat ramp. $149,000 MLS #57615 COMMERCIALLOT 851018 US Why 17 (zoned CG F rontage on US Highway 17. It does have a 30X20 Block Building divided into 3 separate bays with roll up doors; which need work. T ake down the building and build to suit or renovate the building to fit your business. AWESOME VIEW of Egans Creek & Ft. Clinch State Park, single family estate lot adjacent to historic landmark Amelia Island Lighthouse. 370+/ft. on navigable Egans Creek. One of the higheste levations on the east coast. Possible oceanview and/or view of downtown Fernandina Beach. Tree/top/boundary survey on file $850,000 MLS#37069 Ocean front 75 ft lot $525,000 MLS 56671 D ESIRABLE 1 ACRE Lot on the South End of the Island, Beautiful t rees and Estate sized lot make this a difficult to find property on Amelia, $250,000 for the Acre, or the corner 1/2acre for $139,000 and t he inside 1/2 for $124,900.YULEEMINI WAREHOUSE Good opportunity to grow your own self storage facility and/or add new retail/office. 570on U.S. 17, total 3.5 acres+/-. Warehouse on approx. 2acres. $ 1,575,000 RESIDENTIALLOT 1323 Beech Street. 51 x 86 feet corner lot at 14th street and Beech. PRIME FRONTAGE ALONG US 17 just north of A1A, High development area in the heart of Yulee.$ 295,000. Owner Financing Possible. Plans for an 1 1,00 s.f. Professional Office Building on file. 64 ACRES along Amelia Island Parkway for a Master Planned Development R E D U C E D LOTS C OMMERCIAL& DEVELOPMENT 3028S. 8th St./A1A, Fernandina Beach, lasserrerealestate@att.net904-261-4066 Think Ill let that native land agent be my guide. LASSERREREALESTATE, INC.P 6B F RIDAY M AY 2 2014 CLASSIFIEDS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 33329 Sunny Parke CircleMove into this pristine 4/2 on large pond in popular Flora Parke. Close to shopping, schools and employment. Features large screened in deck to enjoy breezes and view of pond with fountain; trayed ceilings, top of the line appliances including Whirlpool double door refrigerator(included and 3X6 Island;Spacious Master and M. Bath with silestone and large walk-in closet. Other upgrades include Transom windows, Custom window treatments, crown molding, 10X10 covered entryway and 3 car garage. Large lot and a home that looks like it was built yesterday.Don't miss out !! 24 hour notice preferred but Owners are flexible. MLS#62337 $299,900Paul BarnesCELL 904-753-0256 1C THE VILLAS ATSUMMER BEACHBEAUTIFUL VILLA TOWNHOUSE. END UNIT, SOUTHERN EXPOSURE,VERYCONVENIENT TO POOL AREA. WONDERFUL ENCLOSED SUN PORCH. SPACIOUS LIVING AND BEDROOM AREAS. MANY UPGRADES. FAB KITCHEN! DINE AND DANCE ATTHE RITZ OR ENJOY MEMBERSHIP TO THE GOLF CLUB OF AMELIA ISLAND.MLS#62386 $429,900M M a a r r c c y y M M o o c c k k 9 9 0 0 4 4 7 7 5 5 3 3 6 6 5 5 0 0 0 0w w w w w w . m m a a r r c c y y m m o o c c k k . c c o o m m 1597 REGATTA DRIVEBEAUTIFUL HOME ON LARGE CORNER LOT.OPEN AND LIGHT FLOOR PLAN WITH 12' CEILINGS, GREATROOM BOASTS TASTFUL BUILT-INS ON EITHER SIDE OF THE FIREPLACE. LARGE CLOSETS. BEDROOM WING MAYBECLOSED OFF TO PROVIDE EVEN MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT FEATURES. COVERED PATIO OVERLOOKS VERY PRIVATE WOODED AREA. THIS IS A CUSTOM HOME BYTREVETT. FABULOUS LOCATION. MEMBERSHIP TO THE GOLF CLUB OF AMELIA ISLAND IS AVAILABLE.MLS#62232 $599,000M M a a r r c c y y M M o o c c k k 9 9 0 0 4 4 7 7 5 5 3 3 6 6 5 5 0 0 0 0w w w w w w . m m a a r r c c y y m m o o c c k k . c c o o m m BRENDASLATER904-753-3326brenda@brendaslater.comOCEANFRONT PRISTINE UNIT CLOSE TO THE POOL; COMPLETELY FURNISHED. OVERSIZED TILE ONMAIN FLOOR, 2BEDROOM AND 2BATH#62633 210 Sailmak 210 Sailmak er -$389,000 er -$389,000 95046 SPRING TIDE LANEHIGHLY DESIRABLE END UNIT OFFERS EXCEPTIONAL PRIVACY WITH EXPANDED OUTDOORLIVING AREA. LOCATED NEXT TO THE DOCK GOING TO THE OVERSIZED BOAT SLIP. COMPLETELY RENOVATED & IMPECCABLY MAINTAINED. STONE FLOORING THROUGHOUT. GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, BEAUTIFUL CABINTRY AND FULL SUMMER KITCHEN INDIVIDUAL BOAT SLIP. ELEVATOR,GOLF CLUB MEMBERSHIP AVAILABLE. BOAT SLIP INCLUDED WITH THIS UNIT. SELLER HAS PAID ASSESSMENT IN FULL.MLS#60188 $739,000M M a a r r c c y y M M o o c c k k 9 9 0 0 4 4 7 7 5 5 3 3 6 6 5 5 0 0 0 0w w w w w w . m m a a r r c c y y m m o o c c k k . c c o o m m This lovely home features new stainless kitchen appliances,gas fireplace w gas hookup for outside grilling,renovated master bath w beautiful tile and granite countertops,screened back porch overlooking large fenced backyard.Large bedroom w bath upstairs that could also be used as bonus room,master and 2bedrooms downstairs.Home Warranty.#6269323774 Arrigo Blvd.-$207,000 Cheryl Holt 1553 N. Fletcher Ave.Stunning Contemporary 3 story with p anoramic Ocean front views. GE Monogram Appliances, Corian Semi-circle breakfast bar. O pen architecture floor plan with unique frame style exposed beam vaulted ceilings. Master bedroom with fireplace, deck, largej acuzzi tub, his/her's vanities. Hardwood Pecan floors, 2 gas fireplaces, Anderson High Impact windows and sliding glass doors built to Hurricane Code.Gracious amount of cabinet space and storage areas. Oversized wrap around Trex Composite decks. 4.6" stairs would accommodate handicap sitting chair. MBR California Design Closet 12X17 with huge storage space behind closet. $1,499,000 MLS#61457Paul BarnesC ELL 904-753-0256 T he kitchen has been enlarged to allow for casual dining and additional storage plus access to the covered 19 X 12 porch granite counters and stainless steel appliances plantation shutters throughout crown molding and chair rail -freshly painted exterior,new A/C 2013, new roof 2011. MLS#622671376 Mission San Carlos, $365,000 CHERYLHOLT904-742-4649 Darlene Morris,GRI,Realtor904-557-8123 423 Ocean Drive$565,000Larger than it looks,this multi-bdrmbeachfront cottage houses 14 guests. Perfect for large families. Located in a serene North Beach neighborhood with the dunec rossover to the beach,Large receiving/dining room covered w/walls of heart of pine bead board w/the patina & a ge of time.Large family room & living area combined are surrounded w/windows.New A/C system installed Sept 2 013.Vacation rental income for the last 2 yrs has grossed over$50,000. 2013 thru July grosses $21,000 +. Beach front location.#60812 PRIME LOCATION COMMERCIAL RENTALS2,100 sq.ft next to Waas Drugs (1551 S. 14th St. This is the ideal medical complex on Amelia Island. Beautiful building. 8,207 sq.ft (will subdivide The premier location on Centre Street (across from Peppers Restaurant). Email or call JMV INDUSTRIES, LLC (The family business with integrity Tel: (904 Ask for Scott Please inquireabout our other properties on Amelia Island. 8 60 Homes-Unfurnished V ISITwww.chaplinwilliamsrentals. com for the most recent information on Long Term Rentals. Updated Daily.C haplin Williams Rentals, The Area's P remier Rental Company H OUSE FOR RENT on Amelia island. 1 500sf, 3BR/2.5BA, 2-car garage. $1500/mo. One year lease minimum. 1st month + security deposit. Available June 1st. Call Deb (904 SPACIOUS REMODELED VICTORIAN downtown, 2BR/2BA, large utility room. P ets OK. Upstairs unit. 603 S. 6th St. No smoking. $950/mo. (904 8 61 Vacation Rentals OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA & 2BR/1BA. Call (904 Realtor, for special rates. B EACH HOUSE 3 BR/2BA. Quiet north beach. $850/week. $2900/ month. Call for details (904 8 63 Office EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office space from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft. Includes utilities, Internet, commona rea receptionist, conference room, break room, & security. For info call (904 SPACE AVAILABLE Amelias premier business address on Sadler Rd. From one office to an entire floor. Must see. (904 TRANSPORTATION 901 Automobiles 2002 TOYOTA SOLARA CONVERTI BLE One owner. 26,300 actual m iles. $5,500. Call (904 858 Condos-Unfurnished AMELIA LAKES CONDOSLiving in Paradise 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe condos in gated, lakeside community with 24/7 fitness ctr, resort-style pool, tennis & m ore! Lots of upgrades! Starting at just $749/mo! Call Tammy for our spring special at (904 STONEY CREEK 3BR/2.5BA condo available 4/12. $1250/mo. Deposit, c redit check, & references. One year lease. (904 8 09 Lots FOR SALE BYOWNER 1+ acres in Yulee, Duane Rd. $29,000. Call (904 8 10 Farms & Acreage LAND FOR SALE Approximately 8 a cres of unimproved land in the town limits of Hilliard. $80,000. Many possibilities. Call (904 REAL ESTATE R ENTALS 8 52 Mobile Homes STATIONARY RVS for rent weekly or monthly. Call (904 ON ISLAND 2/2 mobile home in park $175/wk, $695/mo + dep. Utils avail. 3/2 mobile home in park $200/wk, $795/mo. + dep. Utils avail. 261-5034 AFFORDABLE LIVING Bring your RV to live on a campground for $425/ mo. All utilities included. Ask about senior citizen special. (904 YULEE Nice SW 2BR/1BA, $600/mo. water & sewer incl. Also, 2BR SW rent to own available, $650/mo. Call (904 5 01-5999. 857 Condos-Furnished FULLY FURNISHED AMELIAWoods Condo for rent 2BR/2BA swim/ tennis, 2 blocks from beach. Yearly lease. No smoking. $1250/mo. UpstairsU nit. (706 806 Waterfront Waterfront Homes & Lots Call (904 Lasserre, Realtor. 808 Off Island/Yulee F SBO D oublewide on acre and a half o n Haven Rd. in Yulee, FL. Asking $88,000. Market value $92,000. Call (386 6 17 Machinery T ools & Equip. PNEUTMATIC TOOLS, framing, r oofing, siding, finished nailers, 12 compound miter saw, compressor, 6 rotisserie, aluminum channel, lots more. (904 2005 HUSQVARNA zero turn, 22 inch cut lawnmower with 18HPK awasaki motor and utility trailer. Call (904912 R ECREATION 703 Sports Equipment S ales MILLS CREEK HUNTING CLUB needs two new members. 6 miles from Y ulee. Call (904 REAL ESTATE S ALES 802 Mobile Homes 3BR/2BA MOBILE HOME for sale as is, on 1/2 acre. Needs a little TLC. $ 35,000 firm. Call (904 8 04 Amelia Island Homes FSBO 96086 Sea Winds Dr. Custom brick, 4BR/2BA, 11x33 Florida room, h ardwood floors, fresh paint, privacy f ence $345,500. (904 ALMOST NEW Tommy Bahama Sleigh bed, chest of drawers andn ightstand. Mahogany High-boy with 6 d rawers. Off-white TV armoire, coffee table and side sofa table to match. Call (912912 609 Appliances (3Double Glass Door Refrigerated Boxes in good working order. They make excellent beer refrigerators & extras torage for parties & holiday leftovers. ( 904) 583-5969 611 Home Furnishings 3-PC WALL UNIT w/glass doors 9-1/2 ft L x 8 ft H, $500. 90 Leather sofa w /3 glass top tables, $200. Dining r oom w/6 chairs & 2-pc hutch, $400. Call 491-3715 to see. Exc. condition. F ARMS & ANIMALS 503 Pets/Supplies BLOODHOUND/REDBONE MIX DOG Male, 8 mos. old, has all shots, neutered & housebroken. Free to a goodh ome. Call (904ve msg. F ARMS & ANIMALS 5 03 Pets/Supplies BLOODHOUND/REDBONE MIX DOG Male, 8 mos. old, has all shots, neutered & housebroken. Free to a goodh ome. Call (904ve msg. LOST GRAY & ORANGE CHEEK COCKATIEL in Amelia Park 4/24/14. eathers is my 9 yr olds only pet duet o allergies & she is heartbroken. Will w histle wolf whistle & happy birthd a. If found, pls call (904 or email M ERCHANDISE 601 Garage Sales M ERCHANDISE 6 01 Garage Sales MEGA COMMUNITY YARD SALE Horse Tack Sale Fish Fry Safety Awareness May 10th Sat. 8:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. Callahan Train Depot Sellers/Info Booths $15 879-1441 GIANT INDOOR MOVING SALE S at. 5/3 & Sun. 5/4, 8am-12pm. 9 5501 Sonoma Dr. Tools, furniture, designer clothes, handbags. Email M OVING SALE F urniture, rugs, queen wicker bedroom suite, TVs, desk, entertainment center, oak table w/2 chairs, pictures. Everything must go. 96153 Light Wind Dr. in Oyster Bay Yacht Club. Enter visitor gate & enter Code 093. Fri. 5/2, 9am-3pm & Sat. 5/3, 2-6pm. YARD SALE Sat. 5/3, 7am-12pm. G len Laurel Subdivision off Chester Rd. 601 Garage Sales YARD SALE Thurs., Fri., Sat., 8am2pm. 96001 Brighton Pl. Antiques, tools, jewelry, wooden horses, and a lot more. Follow signs, A1A toB lackrock Rd, 2.4 miles down on the l eft, look for signs. G ARAGE SALE S at. 5/3 only, 8am1 2pm. W/D, bikes, TV, tables, sofa, much more. 96016 Sunfish Ln., Heron Isles Subd. F OLLOW TEAL & PINK SIGNS5 /15/3, 9am-3pm, to a very organized yard sale. Band and jointer saws, tools, 1944 chest, piano, Ferguson table,l awn equipment, vintage and quality i tems, 4 ft. church pew. From A1A and Griffin Rd to 56264 Nassau Oaks Dr., Callahan. P ROFORM ELLIPTICAL l ike new, $225. Tan leather couch w/ recliners on both ends, like new, $225. Two large metal shelves for garage, $65. OBO on all items. Call for more info (904 6 02 Articles for Sale FOR SALE Full size Sleep Number adjustable base, never been used,o riginal cost $1,600. $1,000/OBO. (904


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 7B F RIDAY M AY 2, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS News-Leader W W . N N . ( ( N N i i p p ) ) G G a a l l p p h h i i n n W W . N N . ( ( N N i i p p ) ) G G a a l l p p h h i i n n9 9 0 0 4 4 2 2 7 7 7 7 6 6 5 5 9 9 7 7 B B u u s s i i n n e e s s s s 9 9 0 0 4 4 2 2 7 7 7 7 6 6 5 5 9 9 7 7 B B u u s s i i n n e e s s s s 9 9 0 0 4 4 4 4 1 1 5 5 2 2 5 5 1 1 4 4 H H o o m m e e 9 9 0 0 4 4 4 4 1 1 5 5 2 2 5 5 1 1 4 4 H H o o m m e e3 BR/2BA home in deed restricte d community conveniently loc ated between A1A,Hwy 17, a nd I-95.House has formal living room,family room,and open eat-in kitchen.Large master bedroom with walk-in closet. Laundry room and 2 car garage. Community playground and baseball diamond.MLS#62610$165,000 $165,000 86366 Car 8 6366 Car tesian P t esian P oint o int Ruth DarlingtonL ic.Real Estate Broker 33019 Praire Parke Place $329,000NEARLYNEWHOME IN FLORA PARKE. GOURMET KITCHEN WITH GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, FORMAL DINING ROOM & LIVING ROOM, THIS IS A MODIFIED CARROLLTON II FLOORPLAN WITH ENLARGED 2ND & 3RD BEDROOMS, TILE THROUGHOUT HOME, LOCATED IN CUL DE SACWITH PRESERVE AREA BEHIND IT.FENCED BACK YARD, IRRIGATION SYSTEM WITH SEPARATE METER, BUILDERS WARRANTY. SELLER WILL PAY UP TO $10,000 TOWARDS BUYERS CLOSING COSTS. #62668 1856 HIGHLAND DR.LUXURIOUS, HIDDEN ESTATE, BIKING/WALKING D ISTANCE to TOWN and BEACH with PRIVATE D OCK & BOAT LIFT. NO HOA FEES. FOUR(4 S UITES with the MASTER Bedroom boasting OVERSIZED HIS and HER WALK-IN CLOSETS, a separate c hanging/make up room as well as an OVERSIZED S LATE, WALK-IN SHOWER WITHELECTRONICCON-TROLS.ENJOYAM CAFANDTRANQUIL VIEWSONTHEPRI-VATECOVEREDBALCONY OFFTHEMASTERBR. THEGOURMET EAT-INKITCHEN FEATURESOVERSIZED TRAVERTINE TILE, GRANITE COUNTERTOPS,WITHALL STAINLESS APPLIANCES ANDABUTLER'S PANTRY.GRANITEWET BAR INTHESEPARATEDINING ANDLIVING R OOMS W/ FIREPLACE O ROPENA IRDECK.MLS#62277$1,195,000T isha Dadd904 206-0188 Cell/Text 904 222-8988 Office t W W . N N . ( ( N N i i p p ) ) G G a a l l p p h h i i n n W W . N N . ( ( N N i i p p ) ) G G a a l l p p h h i i n n9 9 0 0 4 4 2 2 7 7 7 7 6 6 5 5 9 9 7 7 B B u u s s i i n n e e s s s s 9 9 0 0 4 4 2 2 7 7 7 7 6 6 5 5 9 9 7 7 B B u u s s i i n n e e s s s s 9 9 0 0 4 4 4 4 1 1 5 5 2 2 5 5 1 1 4 4 H H o o m m e e 9 9 0 0 4 4 4 4 1 1 5 5 2 2 5 5 1 1 4 4 H H o o m m e eP rivacy is nice,located on a culd e-sac.Eat-in kitchen,formal dining room,hardwood floors in l iving areas,carpet in bedrooms and tile in wet areas.Private y ard,covered patio/deck.2-car garage.MLS#62676 Currently occupied by tenant-L ease expires 6/30/14$ 260,000 $260,000 32451 F 32451 F er er n P n P ar ar k k e e W W ay ay 97177 Pirates WayThis charming brick ranch is on a beautiful lot with mature oak and hickory trees, citrust rees and is fully fenced with 6' chain link. The f ront door,accessible through a 4x8 foot s creen porch has pretty stained glass windows and opens to the living room. Kitchen features lovely tile counters, wall oven andc ooktop and opens to a large family room w ith access to the carport. The utility room is l arge enough to be a workshop and houses t he well pump.MLS#62343 $139,312Lisa Schoggin 904-556-2438 474303 E. SR 200 Fernandina Beach, Fl. 2739 N.Ocean Oaks Drive $565,000This homes features lots of upgrades throughout including,bamboo wood floors,crown molding,surround sound,built-ins and more. Recently redesigned,this homes boasts with two Master Bedrooms,one with a fireplace. Open floorplan is perfect for entertaining.B onus over garage has full bath.#62268 Roger Martin 904-206-0444 Donnie Fussell 904-753-1292w w 3766 Five Farms CourtBeautiful 3 story brick home that sits on the 16th h ole of HHCC golf course. Entering the front door y ou have a formal living room on the right and a f ormal dining on the left. Moving through you h ave a large kitchen and breakfast room and half bath, large laundry room, great room and master b edroom with fireplace. Upstairs is a loft 14x12 w ith a wet bar,3bedrooms, 2 full baths, downs tairs is a large room 21x19 with wet bar, full bath, c loset, exit to a covered patio. New carpet, freshly painted neutral color, 4 new HVAC systems i nstalled, new hot water tank, windows reglazed. MLS#61794 $349,900 Lisa Schoggin 904-556-2438 4 74303 E. SR 200 Fernandina Beach, Fl. 2795 N.Ocean Oaks Drive $600,000Brylen Homes featuring 4 bedroom and 3 full baths plus a large bonus room with another full bath that could be a 5th bedroom.formal dining and living room w/ wet bar.K itchen,breakfast area and family room have vaulted ceilings and open floor plan.Oversized Master Bedroom with sitting area.Master Bath has double vanities,large soaking tub and separate shower.In addition to the large bonus room over the garage,this home features anotherb onus area between two guest bedrooms.#62263 Roger Martin 904-206-0444 Donnie Fussell 904-753-1292w BRENDASLATER904-753-3326brenda@brendaslater.comOPEN FLOOR PLAN WITH THREE BEDROOMS AND THREE BATHS PLUS OFFICE.LOTS OF CROWN MOULDINGS AND CLOSET SPACE.LARGE KITCHEN WITH OVERSIZED EAT-ON BAR.BREAKFAST ROOM FEATURES WET BAR AND WINE COOLER.SCREEN PORCH AND PRIVATELOT. #61838 Summer Beach Ga Summer Beach Ga ted Comm ted Comm unity -$529,900 unity -$529,900 434 N. FLETCHERAVET his OCEANFRONT BEACH house is a RARE find! Give friends & family t he option to frolic in ocean waves o r lounge by your POOL! This O ASIS is situated on a FENCED-IN D OUBLE-SIZED LOT on the secluded and quiet NORTH END of the island. Walking distance to Main Beach Park, Ft. Clinch State Park, the G reenway, and only 2 miles to TOWN. Seller very motivated! MLS#62270 $749,000 Tisha Dadd904 206-0188 Cell/Text 9 04 222-8988 Office t Julie McCracken 904-415-2241b 96410 Nassau Lakes Circle $238,000IMMACULATE 4 bedroom home that borders a preserve area at rearof property.Family room features a fireplace and is open to the kitchen area. Den or Office.Separate dining room for entertaining, fully equipped kitchen. Master suite includes his and hers walk in closets, corner tub and large walk in shower. #62393 1787 Arbor DriveWalk to the beach from this lovely four bedroom home in Parkway South near the Ritz Carlton. Great split bedroom floor plan. Some of the features include:G ranite countertops, Jacuzzi tub, large screened porch, vaulted ceilings, wood burning fireplace, enormous oaks, fruit trees, detached shed, & an oversized lot. Wood floors will be installed in April 2014. MLS#61139 $449,900P atty Murray904-430-3999 4 74303 E. SR 200 F ernandina Beach, FL Darlene Morris,GRI,Realtor904-557-8123 Lot 26 Brady Point Road $420,000This 1.42 acre parcel faces southeasterly overlooking a beautiful expanse of marsh/river frontage towards the south end of Amelia Island. Lot frontage expands over 155f eet and offers discernable privacy. Ownership in Brady Point Preserveoffers a unique opportunity for membership with the Amelia Island Club providing access to amenities at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. #62418 Enjoytwocommunity pools,tennis courts,and Golf Club Membership available.Golf cart negotiable.Four bedroom,three baths,(4th bedroom ideal for study) Plantation Shutters and t ile thru-out with carpet in bedrooms.High ceilings,with ceiling fans,GE appliances.Move in ready.(Rentals permitted for 3 consecutive month periods).#62607Gated Oceanside Community of Ocean Vilage $604,000 Charmaine Gray 904-583-0322B roker Associate ERA Patsy REALTY ACHIEVERS, INC.1 641 Sea DunesI ncredible 3 bedroom/3 bath oceanfront unit with no expense spared during ther ecent renovation. Any upgrade imaginable f or the kitchen and living areas have already b een completed...this truly is one of the n icest ocean front properties available.MLS#60541 $795,000 529 Tarpon AveInvestor! Investor! Investor! Resort Rental Certificate with great rental history and income that can be verified. Great Home with short walk to beaches of Amelia Island. Minutes to Ft. Clinch or Downtown Historic Fernandina Beach. Very private courtyard and patio for outdoor entertaining and grilling. Open Floor plan with relatively new A/C system, flooring, Stove, Roof, Skylight, Siding, Water Heater. Current owners have done all the work for you to enjoy. MLS#61089 $289,900FRED FENDER 904-982-0823 474303 E. SR 200 Fernandina Beach, FL. Ruth DarlingtonLic.Real Estate Broker 2183 Cape Sound $399,900THIS UNIT IS THE EXTREMELY POPULAR SAND DOLLAR FLOORPLAN WITH THE REAR COURTYARD. IT FEATURES A GROUND FLOOR WITH LIVING, DINING AND KITCHEN WITH CUSTOM CABINETS, GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, TILE IN WET AREAS AND HARDWOOD ON FLOOR, 2ND FLOOR IS GUEST BEDROOMS AND BATHROOMS WITH A MEDIA ROOM AND THE THIRD FLOOR IS A VERY SPACIOUS MASTER SUITE WITH OVERSIZED CLOSET AND BATHROOM AND A STUDY. PLEASING VIEW OF LAKE AND GAZEBOS. #62048 10033 LITTLE CLAPBOARD COURT 6Bedroom/6 Bathroom home on the water that is conveniently located near shopping, airport, interstate. Mediterranean architecture w/interior marble, granite, wood and beautiful bathrooms. 2 beautiful staircases, 6 car garage, dock with boat lift plus floating dock, summer kitchen on enclosed pool/spa deck. MLS#61231 $1,499,999Norman Watson 904-753-0727474303 E. SR 200 Fernandina Beach, FL 3413 SQ' 4BR/ 4BA. Brick. 3 Car Garage. 20" Tile throughout. Living areas and screened rear patio overlooking large pond. Private section of Grand Parke. 10' ceilings, trayed in MBR. Bonus Rm 12x30. 4 Bathrooms have tub and shower including bonus mother-in-law room. Interior, exterior gardens and lawn with seperate well for watering are in good condition. Two zone HVAC. 5-ton and 3-ton units. 5 sets of French doors. Transom windows throughout provides great natural light in home. MLS#62667 $475,000Paul BarnesCELL 904-753-0256 86084 Florida AveCharming home. Large mature trees in the yard. Kitchen and bath remodeled in 2008 with new cabinets, fixtures and tile flooring. Lovely laminate flooring in the bedrooms. Rear yard with privacy fence. New heat pump system 2008, new roof and water supply lines replaced with CPVC in 2011. MLS#61968$117,400SHARON SILVA 904-753-3861 474303 E. SR 200 Fernandina Beach, FL John Howard904-738-0310 46 Brady Point Rd.$155,000This interior wooded view lot has potential for a gorgeous home.Brady Point Preserve includes a recreation center overlooking the marshes and has a protected wetland p reservation area on the northside providing its 53 acres of Nature Preserve. Membership to the Amelia Island Club is available, allowing access to the Omni Amelia Island P lantation and Club amenities.Minutes to the beach and Historic downtown Fernandina Beach. #61405 403 Georgia Avenue $385,000Open floor plan,3 bedroom 2 bath home in Ocean Cay.This inviting open floor plan home features vaulted ceilings and a gas fireplace with beautiful coquina mantle.The spacious kitchen boasts with an island,stainless steel appliance and eat-in breakfast area.Back porch area has been completely enclosed and air conditioned.#62573 Roger Martin 904-206-0444 Donnie Fussell 54179 Dornbush Road3bedrooms and 2 baths. Lovely home recently had complete remodel and is move-in ready. Outside are several mature pecan trees, a workshop with covered patio, and a second well for outside watering. MLS#62472 $157,000 BECKY ALTMAN 904-571-4795947430I3 E. SR 200 Fernandina Beach,FL. 6A Sea Chase $774,500Amazing SEA CHASE ground floor,end unit in OCEAN VILLAGE,Summer Beach's popular Ocean side community on South Amelia Island .Open floor p lan villa boasts EXCELLENT OCEAN VIEWS including an oceanfront master suite.This spacious unit has crown molding,9 ft ceilings,wood floors,plantation shutters,newer Anderson windows & doors ands o much more.Unit also features hurricane shutters. # 62568 Roger Martin 904-206-0444 Donnie Fussell 904-753-1292w 96345 Abaco Island Drive3 /2 Enjoy the lake view from your, back porch a t this lovely home in The Reserve at Nassau L akes. This verywell maintained home has lots to offer your family.The kitchen with breakfast bar opens to a dining area and great room with soaring ceiling and beautiful stone fireplace. Master bedroom features twow alk-in closets adjoining the master bath. B eautiful ceiling fans in everyroom, utility a rea in the large garage. This home is offered a t a great price and won't last long. MLS#62462 $159,900 Lisa Schoggin 904-556-2438 474303 E. SR 200 Fernandina Beach, Fl. THE PALMS AT AMELIA1601 Nectarine St -D7 Come and ENJOY this TURN-KEY, UPPER unit with OVER-SIZED TILE Flooring throughout the main Living Areas, Including Bathrooms. You will think you areon a permanent vacation in your tranquil tree-house unit situated in a PARKLIKE setting with POOL, SPAand community GRILLS for your year-round enjoyment. Approximately a mile from the BEACH, BIKING trails, HOSPITAL, SCHOOLS and SHOPPING/EATING conveniences. From Sadler, north on 14th St, past WALMART. MLS#62652 $112,000T isha Dadd904 206-0188 Cell/Text 904 222-8988 Office