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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK News-Leader 1 6 0th year No. 40 C op yright, 2014 The News-Leader Fernandina Beach, FL Printed on 100% recycled newsprint with soy based ink. 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F F o o r r a a d d e e t t a a i i l l e e d d c c o o u u n n t t s s e e e e w w w w w w . a a m m e e l l i i a a i i s s l l a a n n d d s s e e a a t t u u r r t t l l e e w w a a t t c c h h . c c o o m m . Future of A1A: fewer trees, more concrete MARY MAGUIRE News-Leader Fewer trees. More concrete. That is the future of A1A b etween I-95 and the Shave Bridge. A lot of the green is going away and its going to b ecome less bucolic and peaceful, even more than it already has, said County Attorney David Hallman. I think people a re going to be surprised. The state is widening a 10-mile stretch of roadway starti ng this fall, increasing the number of traffic lanes to six f rom four. The work will include removing trees and grass on the north and south sides of the roadway. There are also plans to add two more traffic signals and drop the speed limit along the entire stretch of roadway to 45 mph. s going to be a lot of concrete, said Hallman. The aesthetic is not going to be very scenic. H allman made these remarks earlier this month to the P lanning & Zoning Boar d. He was clear to say that he was n ot for or against the expansion project. Hallman said he was simply asking members to be aware of the implications of development. In the future, when people ask if we thought about this, I want everyone here to say, yes we did, said Hallman. The boar d appeared to understand the implications of destroying broad sections of green space along the coun-t ys shopping corridor. Once we have less tr e es, the visibility of the wir es and p ower lines will be obvious, said board member John Stack. Well have a canopy of power lines. There was no discussion about how to preserve trees or grass. But longtime board Chair Tom Ford acknowledged a missed opportunity in a decision made years ago. The biggest mistake this boar d made was ignoring a suggestion made by Jack DAmato, the old county engineer, t o put little retention ponds along either side of A1A, so w hen they finally six-laned the highway they could just t ake the ponds and leave ever y thing else alone, said For d. I thought he was crazy at the time, but I wish we had had a little foresight. DIVAS DAY OUT P HOTOS BY ANGELA DAUGHTR Y/NEWS-LEADER Mairead Farace, Bailey Anderson and Lyla Virden, above right, admire each others attire during Divas Day Out on Satur d ay at the Atlantic A venue Recr eation Center Hosted by, the event was held to benefit Girl Power 2 Cure, which funds finding a cure for Rett Syndrome, a neurological disorder that strikes young girls. A group gathers around a booth selling hand-made art note cards, top; a portion of sales benefits the charity. Liam Farace, above left, waits patiently as his family peruses a booth. The event featured booths selling jewelry, makeup, relaxation treatments and home goods as well as fitness demonstrations and health information. A1A Continued on 3A County, clerk feud boiling M ARY MA G UIRE N e w s-Leader Theyr e still mad. Nassau County Commissioners are still mad at Clerk of Court John Crawford for spending $83,000 last year in legal fees over a lawsuit with the chief judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit, Donald Moran. C rawfords case centered on a $4,000 spending decision b y the judge. Crawfor d objected to financing a divor ce m ediator with judicial funds. He lost in appeals court. So, her s what the board did. They unanimously agreed to change a resolution at the meeting Monday night to remove the clerk from having approval over the county s debt. ou dont want to involve the chief finan cial officer? said Commissioner Steve Kelley. No I dont, said Commissioner Danny Leeper. Leeper says Crawfor ds lawsuit was financially reckless, and he doesnt like the clerk s r epeated com ments that he safeguards the taxpayers money Crawfor d has called himself the financial watchdog. I don t know if thats the definition of hypocrisy or not, said Leeper Commissioner Walter Jr. Boatright apparently doesnt want anyone to forget about the clerks lawsuit. He made a plaque and showed it to his colleagues. The plaque reads: Presented to Nassau County T ax Payers as a consolation for the $82,973 spent on a law suit. The plaque holds a pen from Tallahassee law firm Greenberg Traurig. Thats the firm Crawford used to rep-r esent him. T axpayers paid his legal bill. County Attorney David Hallman noted that the clerks role was after the fact, and not before. He is not par ticipating in policy , said Hallman. Ther s a lot of confusion out there. The change also r emoves the Office of Management and Budget and budget director, county manager, county attorney and the countys financial advisor. FAA questions Humane Society lease of city airport land ANGELA DAUGHTRY N e w s-Leader Accor ding to a letter fr om the Federal A viation Administration, the city must address a lease agreement between the Nassau Humane Society and Fernandina Beach Municipal Airpor t because the ani mal shelter is classified as a non-aeronautical use. The letter fr om F AA compliance special ist Deandra Brooks was in response to a complaint made by r etir ed Air For ce Col. Mickey Baity last year Baity, a former chair of the citys Airport Advisory Commission, alleges numerous FAA violations by the city of Fer nandina Beach, which sponsors the air port. The letter also includes excerpts from the citys response to the allegations. Baity s complaint alleges the airpor s vio lations involve primarily failure to pay for use of non-aer onautical airpor t land and use of non-aer onautical airport land without FAA approval ... According to the letter, Baitys complaint also states that airpor t pr oper ty is or has been used for athletic fields, an animal shelter, a city waste dumpsite, advertising, charity and other special events. According to the FAA letter, the city in 2006 entered into a 20-year nominal ground lease with the Nassau Humane Society for 2.76 acr es at the airpor t. The r ental rate was established as $1 annually, but the lease was amended in 2012 and incr eased to 40 years, with a 10-year r enewal option. The FAA letter alleges the airport is paid at a below fair market value for the land, and is asking the city to cor r ect this issue. The Nassau Humane Society does not qualify as a community use, according to the F AA definition, because the land it is using cannot be used by an aeronautical tenant in the for eseeable futur e, and ther efore is disqualified from below fair market rates. The city has stated in its response that it has calculated a payment of $106,000 annually for municipal use of the airport, but that the dir ect cost of police, fir e and emer gency services to the city is $505,000, after deducting for use of the city airport for marina dr edge spoil. The F AA, however, has repeatedly questioned the citys methodology in calculating such values. This office attempted to calculate the value of (the citys port property, but we are unable to do so at this time, the letter stated. W e ar e con cerned that the lease rates for the (Nassau Humane Society) ... do not reflect the fair market value of the airpor t property The FAA had other concerns about the use of the airport for special events, specifically those that have no relation to aeronautics, such as the Ben Byrns 5K Runway Rally held last September. The F AA ... r ecommends that (the city consider how it can use the airports nonaer onautical events to better pr omote the aer onautical uses of the airport, the letter states. It has been the FAAs experience We are concerned that the lease r ates for the (Nassau Humane Society) ... do not reflect the fair market value of the airpor t property DEANDRA BROOKS FAA COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST AIRPOR T Continued on 3A FEUD Continued on 3A Leeper Holloway Crawfor d Boatright


T he Theodore H. Hernandez American Legion Post 54, located at 626. S. Third St., will be open to the public on Saturday, May 24 through Monday, May 26 in celebration of the Memorial Day weekend. Saturday the Post will kick o ff the weekend with a homestyle dinner of meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and roll served from 5-7 p.m. (or until the food runs out) for a suggested donation of $8. After dinner, listen and dance to the swinging sounds o f the popular group The Backwood Boys, a local f avorite. On Sunday from 10 a.m. until noon, enjoy Mimosa or Bloody Mary specials for $2.50. The weekend concludes on Monday with the annual Memorial Day Observance at the foot of Centre Street, beginning at 11 a.m. Following t he ceremony, everyone is invited back to the Post for ac ookout with burgers and dogs and all the fixings. E veryone is invited to American Legion Post 54 during the weekend to meet and talk with the members and learn what the Post is all a bout. Contact them at 2617900. 2A F RIDAY M AY 16, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK William R. (Bill p assed away peacefully Thursday morning, May 15, 2 014 at his home on Bells River. M r. Gass was born on December 7, 1924 in Greene County, Tennessee. The son of the late Charles Hardin Gass and Hazel Casteel Gass, h e was reared i n Gr eene C ounty where he was the eldest of twelve chil dren. As the eldest son, he learned his great sense ofr esponsibility and his strong w ork ethic. H e attended the Greene County School and when the war br o ke out he enlisted in the U.S. Ar my He was trained in the Medical Corps and served in France as a Medic in the 63rd Infantry division,2 54th Regiment and served w ith the 3rd Battalion Medical D etachment. He was awarded two Bronze Stars for braver y in battle. Following his honorable dischar ge from the Army, he returned home from the war and soon married the love of his life, the former Beulah Mae Boots McIntosho f Green County, Tenn. On M arch 25th of this year they c elebrated 68 years of mar riage. They made their home in Chattanooga, Tenn., where he worked in the hardware business as they reared their two sons and three daughters. I n 1963, the family moved t o Fer nandina Beach, Fla. w here he became manager of Har dee Br others Hardware on Centre Street. He managed the business for twenty-five years until the business closed 1987. Mr. Gass retired to his h ome on Bells River where porch sitting and dock fishing w as a ritual. He loved his vegetable gard en and spent many hours tending his vegetables and his citrus trees. When his grandchildren and great-grands were each born, he was like a n ew man. He loved them all e qually and enjoyed sharing h is love of fishing and boats with them. His br o thers Ever e tte Gass and Duane Gass and his sister Christine Jenkins passed away several years ago. Mr. Gass leaves behind his b eloved wife Boots, his sons, W illiam R. Billy Gass (Pat C harles Chuck Gass (Sunhee), his daughters, Janette Par r ish (David g V a., Connie Craver (Steve W elcome, NC, and Cindy Fetch (Ron his brothers, Phil Gass,E lizabethton, Tenn., Jimmy G ass, Marietta, Ga., Lewis and M ichael Gass of Elizabethton, Tenn., and Bobby Gass of Charlotte, NC, his sisters, Joanne Miller Alice Ramsey and Lois Schaff of Elizabethton, Tenn., and Thirteen Grandchildren and Fifteen Gr eat-Grandchildr en. T he family will receive f riends from 1:00 to 3:00 PM S unday at Oxley-Hear d Funeral Home. Funeral Ser vices will be held at 11:00 AM Monday at the Original First Baptist Church on the corner of Fifth and Alachua Streets with Rev. Jeff Overton, officia ting. Mr. Gass will be laid to r est in Bosque Bello C emetery. Memorials may be made to the W ounded W arrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite #300, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors Mother Mamie Delaney t ransitioned from labor to reward on Monday, May 12, 2 014 at 1:20 P.M. at Nassau Baptist Medical Center. Mother Mamie was born on September 28, 1929 to Sarah Lewis, who preceded her in death. Her only sibling Minnie Simmons and n ephew John Henry Shephard also preceded h er in death. She attended Peck High School in Fernandina Beach, Florida. S he married her childhood sweetheart, James W. Delaney, I II on June 16, 1958. Mother Delaney held membership at First Missionary Baptist Church where she served in several capacities as President of Missionary Society, Deaconess Emeritus, d evoted Sunday school attendee, Deaconess Repres entative to Seniors Ministry, President of District 2 for a number of years, member of the Kitchen Staff, very active i n Vacation Bible School, and P ulpit Aide Board President. S he leaves to cherish her memory: husband of 55 years, James W Delaney, lll; children: Kenneth (Loiced, J acqueline (Rev. James) Arthur, Ronald Shephard, Sara ( Johnny) Knight, Marion (Parrish) Kirkland, Garry (Diana dren: Kenneth Jr. (Tangala) Shephard, Erick Knight, Monica (Rev. Timothy) Bessent, JeNell (Stanley M arcel, Tameka (Paul Simmons, Paula Knight, Dawn A rthur, Parrish Kirkland, James (Kathleenthur II, William and Garris Delaney, Latoya Shephard, Keyona Dawson; 16 Great grandchildren; special family friends: Allean Gilyard and Corliss B rown; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, many sorr owing friends; and a special niece Betty Jean Lampkins. Viewing will be held at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home, today, Friday, May 16, 2014, from 5-7 P.M. A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 A.M. o n Saturday, May 17th at First Missionary Baptist Church, 2 2 South 9th Street, Fernandina Beach, FL, Rev. Darien K. Bolden, Sr, Pastor. Burial will follow in Bosque B ello Cemetery. P lease share her Life L egacy at www.oxleyheard. com. O xley-Heard Funeral Directors O BITUARIES 5 5 1 1 1 1 A A s s h h S S t t r r e e e e t t , F F e e r r n n a a n n d d i i n n a a B B e e a a c c h h , F F L L 3 3 2 2 0 0 3 3 4 4 (904) 261-3696 Fax 261-3698 W W e e b b s s i i t t e e f f o o r r e e m m a a i i l l a a d d d d r r e e s s s s e e s s : : f f b b n n e e w w s s l l e e a a d d e e r r . c c o o m m Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday The News-Leader is published every Wednesday and Friday by The Fernandina Beach News-Leader 51 1 Ash Street, P .O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Periodicals postage paid at Fernandina Beach, Fla. (USPS 189-9001. Reproductions of the contents of this publication in whole or in part without written permission from the publisher are prohibited. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: News-Leader, P.O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL32035. The NewsLeader may only be sold by persons or businesses authorized by the publisher or circulation director. NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS: The News-Leader assumes no financial responsibility for typographical errors in advertising. When notified promptly the part of the advertisement in which the typographical error appears will be reprinted. All adver tising is subject to the approval of the publisher The News-Leader reserves the right to correctly classify edit or delete any objectionable wording or reject the advertisement in its entirety at any time prior to scheduled publication if it is determined that the advertisement or any part thereof is contrary to the general standard of advertising acceptance. SUBSCRIPTION RA TES Mail in Nassau County . . . . . . . . . .$39.99 Mail out of Nassau County . . . . . . . . .$69.99 NEWS DEADLINES Community News: Monday, 5 p.m. Letters to the editor: Monday, 12 p.m. ChurchNotes: Monday 5 p.m. People and Places: Thursday, 3 p.m. ADVERTISING DEADLINES WEDNESDAYNEWS-LEADERFRIDAYNEWS-LEADER Classified Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m.*Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 5 p.m. Legal Notices: Friday noon N/A Retail Advertising: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 3 p.m. Monday holidays the Classified deadline wil be Friday at 5 p.m. LOOKING BACK 50 YEARS 25 YEARS 10 YEARS First Pr esbyterian Chur ch announced a cer e mony to dedicate a centennial marker 1858-1958 at the sanctuar y on Nor th Sixth Str eet. May 14, 1964 Fernandina Beach police confiscated a 9 mm Uzi and a .22 caliber handgun from two cars on 14th Street and arrested three Georgia teens after reports shots were fired. May 14, 1987 After boaters complained of hitting r ocks at low tide, the county commission hir ed an engineer to review the new North End Boat Ramp on Amelia Island. May 14, 2004 M other Mamie Delaney William R. Gass Grief support ongoing Grieving the death of a loved one is never easy, but support from others and sharing your loss can lessen the burden. Community Hospice of Northeast Florida conducts ber eavement suppor t gr oups. These support groups create a safe and comfor table envir onment where you can share with others who are grieving. Led by trained bereavement counselors, these sessions are ongoing and available to anyone who has experienced a loss. The Open Therapeutic Support Group meets the second Thursday of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Council on Aging, 1367 South 18th St., Fernandina Beach. The Loss of a Spouse Support Group meets the four th T uesday of the month fr om 6-7:30 p.m. at Community Hospice Nassau County Administrative Office, 96084 Victorias Place, Yulee. Contact Joanne Bernard, LCSW, at 407-6811 or visit Mobile pantries to deliver in M ay Barnabas Center announces mobile food pantries have been scheduled for May as par t of the Hunger Coalition of Nassau County and Nourishment Network s collaborative ef fort to distribute fresh food in Nassau County each month. The purpose of the mobile pantries is to reach out acr oss Nassau County and make it easy for people in need of food to acquir e fresh food products deliver ed to local sites through a collaborative effort with the Nassau County Hunger Coalition, Nourishment Network and other agencies, local churches and individual volunteers. Food is distributed on a first-come, first-ser ved basis and consists of pr oduce, dair y, bakery goods, etc. Distributions during May will be held at the following locations and dates at 11:30 a.m.: W ednesday May 21: Yulee, United Methodist Chur ch, 86003 Christian Way. Thursday May 29: Fernandina Beach, Peck Center, 516 South 10th St. SUBMITTED Flying Ace Eddie Rickenbacker (played by local actor Brandon Herron) prepares to board the A mericas Heroes Express train in St. Marys, Ga. Train rides celebrate heroes ST MARYS, Ga. Departing Theatre by the Trax in St. Marys four times each day on Saturday and May 24, Americas Heroes Express will commemorateM emorial Day for two weeke nds in a most inspiring and m emorable fashion. Passengers aboard the open-air cars, locomotive and caboose will come face to face with some of Americas most beloved heroes from every major war. A ctors from St. Marys L ittle Theatr e will r eenact the b ravery of historic figures f r o m generals to admirals to flying aces scanning five major wars as passengers travel through scenic woodlands and marshlands. The local VFW will play a major r ole in both days e vents, per forming patriotic c eremonies at the midway p oint and honoring veterans on the train as well. America s Her oes Express is a great way for people of all ages to honor those who serve our countr y , said Doug Vaught, train s tationmaster and owner of T heatre by the Trax. The t rain rides will be a very interactive experience, and I know people will walk away with the deepest sense of patriotism and a r enewed love for our great nation. S t. Marys Express E ntertainment Director Barbara R yan encourages families to ride the train together so that children can lear n about our gr eat American Heroes. This includes those who made history and the men and women who keep our nation safe today-they are all heroes and ser ve as gr eat examples of bravery and outstanding character, she said. America s Her oes Express will depart from Theatre by the Trax, 1000 Osborne St., in St. Marys, Ga., at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday and May 24. T ickets ar e $17 for adults and $11 for children under 12 plus a $3 processing fee. Childr en 2 and under ride free. Tickets must be purchased in advance at or call 912-200-5235. Group discounts are available. Local Post 54 to host Memorial Day events W EEKLY U PDATE D D u u p p l l i i c c a a t t e e b b r r i i d d g g e e Fernandina Beach Duplicate Bridge Clubm eets every Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in t he MLK Center, 1200 Elm St. Games are over by 1 p.m. and are open to anyone. Computer scoring, round clock timer and all the goodies are present; play with fun people. Contact Fred Stokes at (912e i nformation. Game fee is $7. Visit www.bridgewebs. com/Fernandina. N N e e t t w w o o r r k k i i n n g g l l u u n n c c h h Whether you have a business or an organization to promote, are hiring new employees or looking for a n ew job, have a request for volunteers or want to volunteer your expertise, join the Community Networking Lunch each Wednesday from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Journey Church. Bring your own lunch, network, share special events and v iew a short video each week regarding integritya nd faith in the workplace. B ring business cards, f lyers or resumes to share. F or information contact K arenWerling@Team G G a a r r a a g g e e s s a a l l e e Cats Angels will hold a G arage Sale on May 17 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 709 S. E ighth St. Choose from h ousehold items and decor ations, furniture, books and more. They will be bargaining to move merchandise. Don t for g et your alu minum cans for the r ecycle bin. Cats Angels, Inc. SPCA i s a 501(cofit organi zation. It r eceives no gov e rnment monies and relies solely on donations|. Visit www F F A A M M U U m m e e e e t t i i n n g g The local chapter of FAMU Alumni Association will meet May 17 at 3:30 p.m. at the PeckC ommunity Center to share and update information. All ar e welcome, alumni, stu dents/par ents of F A MU and friends. Contact J.M. Smith at 261-7906. G G u u n n c c o o u u r r s s e e s s Gar y W. Belson A ssociates Inc. will hold a concealed weapon license course at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 18 and at 6:30 p.m. May 19 and 23 and June 2. A basic with defensive tac tics course will be held at 7:45 a.m. May 17 and 31 and June 14. For information,c ontact Belson at 491-8358, (904 V isit W W o o m m e e n n s s D D a a y y The community is invited to Womens Day at Friendship Baptist Church on Minor Road, Y ulee, on May 18 at 11 a.m. Speaker is Ethel T ucker of Jacksonville. For mor e information call 225-5627. C C o o n n f f e e d d e e r r a a t t e e s s o o n n s s Sons of Confederate Veterans will meet May 19 at 7 p.m. at The Pig Barbeque in Callahan. Peter Mullen will pr esent Memoirs fr om the Bluegrass How I Became a Confederate Soldier. The public is invited. N N A A C C D D A A C C m m e e e e t t i i n n g g If you ar e inter ested in the prevention and elimination of underage drinking and other dr ug use within Nassau County, come see what NACDACs meetings are all about, the third Tuesday of the month. The next meeting is May 20 at 4 p.m. at the Fer nandina Beach Police Department Community Room, 1525 Lime St. Dir ector of Prevention Services Kerrie Albert will talk about the Mental Health First Aid Program. Ashley Rich from Saint Simons by the Sea Hospital will be the guest speaker. For infor mation visit www or call Susan Woodford or Kerrie Albert at 277-3699. D D r r i i v v i i n n g g c c l l a a s s s s An AARP Smart Driver Course will be held June 2 and 3 at First Presbyterian Chur ch in downtown Fer nandina Beach. Class will begin at 8:45 a.m. in Jim Thomas Hall, 9 Sixth St. Call 261-3837 to register. Class size is limited. L ollipops Quilt Shop is hosti ng a workshop on Saturday, May 24, to benefit the local chapter of ConKerr Cancer A Case For Smiles, it was announced today by Sylvia Hurst, Nassau County coor dinator. e are so excited to have L ollipops help us provide fun, c olor ful pillowcases for child ren in our area who are facing serious illnesses. To join in, all you have to do is bring your sewing machine or serger and basic sewing supplies to the shop at its newl ocation at 1881 South 14th St., S uite 5, in Fer nandina. W e will b e sewing fr o m 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day Lollipops owners Laurie Malm and Mary Davis are not only sponsoring the event but ar e graciously pr oviding fab ric because, as Malm expressed it, Mary and I want to give back to this communi t y we love so much, not only to those in need or suf f ering from the loss of a loved one, but also to those who are facing difficult medical treatments, such as cancer A pillowcase is a small comfort, but if it brings a smile to a childs face, then we have helped just a little bitt o ease their pain. Each of us can make a difference in a child s life with just a few hours of our time. We welcome the opportunity to support ConKer r Cancer now and in the future. Hurst added that the kids absolutely love their pillow c ases, and we do them in all sor ts of designs flowers, ladybugs, fr o gs, dogs, cats, horses, cars, car toon characters, pirates, motor cycles, etc. Some cases have stripes, polka dots, or geometric designs; FSU, UGA, UF and Jaguar prints, a nd even some girly-girly d esigns. It is amazing to me, Hurst added, that ConKerr Cancer, a nonprofit organization, is now serving over 250 hospitals thr ough 125 chapters around the world. To date, weh ave delivered over 890,000 p illowcases thr ough a network c omprised of all volunteers: volunteers who serve as coordinators for the 125 chapters; volunteers who sew pillowcases; volunteers who donate fabric and/or funds to pur c hase fabric; and volunteers to h ost events like this workshop t hat Laurie and Mar y ar e doing. Even more surprising is that ConKerr Cancer not only serves this huge geographical ar ea, but does it with only four staff members two incredible part-time paid employees and two volunteer staf f mem b ers. In our local ar e a, we provide pillowcases to children with cancer at Wolfson Childrens Hospital, Nemours Clinic, UF Health (for merly Shands) and Pedscare. The pillowcases are gifts to the childr en they take them home w ith them. W e aim for 150-200 pillowcases a month, she added, so this help fr o m Lollipops Quilt Shop is so very much needed and appreciated. Davis added that, We would love to pack the store with people sewing that dayf or this wonder ful cause. So, do come join us. Ther e is extra parking on the side and r e ar of the building, and carpooling is always good. For more information, call Sylvia Hurst at 753-1395 or Lollipops Quilt Shop, 310-6616. 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that this type of pattern may cause the general public toq uestion the ongoing operation o f the airpor t. B aity also had a complaint about the use of airport funds for pr o motion and marketing of the airpor t by the Nassau County Economic Development Board. According to the citys response, the city provided $6,250 to the NCEDB from the airpor t account. T he FAA letter states this office is concerned that some of the NCEDB s activities focus on general economic develop ment for the Fernandina area and ar e exclusive to the air port. It fur ther stated that combining marketing efforts for thea irport into a larger contract for more general marketing services makes it difficult to isolate efforts and costs that can be funded with airport revenue. Another of Baitys complaints involved the use of $10,000 in airport funds to pay a portion of City Manager Joe Gerritys annual salary. Gerrity took over the r ole of airpor t manager when Richard Johnson retired from the position in 2012. I have no objection to this, in principal, since (Gerrity) retains the title of airport manager, Baity wrote in his complaint. However, this reinforces the ar gument for compensation from the city for use of airport land, making this process a twoway str eet. Gerrity said in a phone interview he was not concerned a bout Baity s allegations or the FAAs response. I didnt find any surprises in there, Gerrity said of the FAA letter. I was pleased with the tone of the r epor t. W e have a good relationship with the F AA. A s to Baity s motivation for t he complaint, Ger r ity said it was based on Ger ritys refusal to hire a full-time airport manager. Gerrity also noted most of the allegations in Baity s com p laint existed during Baity s tenure as chairman of the Airport Advisory Commission. He took the approach of lets throw everything at the wall and see what sticks, Gerrity said, adding that thec ity would make every effort to m ake any changes r equested b y the F A A. It is the long-standing poli cy of the FAA that airport property be available for aeronautical use and not used for non-aer onautical purposes, u nless appr o ved by the F A A. Use of a designated aeronautical facility for a non-aviation purpose, even on a temporary basis, requires FAA approval,F AA r epr esentative Arlene Salac wrote in an email. The FAAs primary object ive is not to penalize airpor t s ponsors but to make sur e that airpor t sponsors are using aeronautical property for its intended purpose. The FAA works with airport sponsors to correct the deficiencies. ANGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader I n a classic case of too many cooks, city officials on Tuesday w ent another round in a seemingly endless discussion on two similar but competing park plans for the city waterfront. One plan (nicknamed the W AG plan for the Waterfront Advisory Group that worked oni t) was approved by commissioners in 2012, but was set a side in the aftermath of the Forward Fernandina strategic plan that was abandoned last year. The other plan by local archit ect Randy Rice was presented to commissioners last fall due tow hat Rice called a vacuum in the citys failed pursuit of a w aterfront park, which has gone on for decades. Tuesdays meeting was meant to address funding options for a modified version of t he WAG plan, but there was confusion among commission-e rs as to where the money would come from and what e xactly would be funded. Local sailor and Florida Inland Navigation DistrictC ommissioner Lynn Williams presented figures showing the first phase of the WAG plan costing $164,945, which included landscaping, sidewalks, lighting and other elements within a limited area of the waterfront. T hose figures, he said, were based on estimates from the c itys former consulting firm Zev Cohen, which is no longer i nvolved in the project. City Manager Joe Gerrity, who appeared to grow increasingly frustrated with the commissions lack of focus, saidi mpact fees could be available f or some of the work, but City A ttor n ey T ammi Bach reminde d the boar d that impact fees c an only be used for new capital improvements, and not for existing infrastructure. M ayor Ed Boner said he was concerned about a private citiz en buying land on Front Street and wanting road improvements instead of a park. (Property north of the city waterfront land originally purc hased by a condo developer was recently resold to another A tlanta developer.) I dont think we can do n othing, waiting to see if someone will do something some time, Commissioner Pat Gass said in response to Boners concerns. I think it makes sense to have WAG and Zev Cohen m eet, Boner said, so they could bring back some firm numb ers. But Eric Bartelt, who had worked on a modified version of the WAG plan, said he did not believe Zev Cohen was a friend to the city, and noted the city planning department had digital CAD files of Zev Cohens work. Mr. Williams came up with $165,000 (for the first phase of the WAG plan), Commissioner C harles Corbett said. We need a fairly solid number to put in t he budget so we can do this. But Gerrity noted that engineering would need to be done before you have the numbers. My guess is with $5,000 an engineer could look at what is required, and then could subs tantiate the numbers youre l ooking at, said W illiams. R ice threw a curveball into the discussion by making another brief presentation of his plan for the waterfront park, which primarily differs in the placement of parking. In this prese ntation, however, Rice suggested the entire project could b e privately funded, rather than have costs split in a public/private effort. Im listening to you guys and Im just kind of confused w hen Randy Rice is saying we can have a free park to build b ased on private funds, said resident George Morris, who o perates a jet ski business from the city docks. Im confused about why this plan isnt being considered right now. Gass noted that the reason t he commission was favoring the WAG plan was because so m any citizens had put so much time into it, and because it was a lready approved by commissioners in 2012. o me, seeing a plan in my lifetime would be a big deal, Morris said. The most important thing for me is we get a park, said Scott Moore, president of the Historic Fernandina Business Association. People ar e arguing over their own plan. If weh ave a plan that doesnt need t ax dollars, then why ar e we s pending tax dollars? Do you want to rescind the WAG plan? Thats the only way we can (go with the Rice plan Corbett said. es, Id like to talk about it, Commissioner JohnnyM iller said. I think its somet hing people need to hear Im h earing a lot of input that we should re-think that. Do we want to look at the engineering or talk about the alternative plan? Boner asked. I think its difficult when we keep going back and revisiting things. The last time Randy Rice presented this (plan l ic/private financing, said local architect John Cotner. Therei s not really a hard financing plan in place. Either way you c ut the pie, there is going to be some public money involved. Cotner, who has been involved with city waterfront plans since the 1980s, said in a p hone interview later that too many people are taking this ( waterfront park plan) personally. ere really down to splitting hairs here, Cotner said of Tuesdays discussion. The group thats trying to go the private route, it sounds very attrac-t ive, but no matter which plan you use, it will involve private, p ublic and grant funds. ... (Commissioners a pprove a plan and then adopt a funding method. It really revolves around parking, Cotner said. Everybodys confused. Every time theres a new meeting, theres a new version of the plan. We have these aggregate budgets, Cotner said. Someone needs to extrapolate that i nformation. I dont know where everyone is getting their inform ation, and what are they pricing? Both plans cr e ate park space in city waterfront parking lots A and B, but mostly differ in the number and location of parking spaces. G errity said later he would b e putting a r esolution together f or the next commission meeting to clarify what was decided T u esday, because he was not clear about the direction he should take. e will have another discourse on this so we can at leastl ay some groundwork, Gerrity s aid. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 3A F RIDAY M AY 16, 2014 NEWS News-Leader Im trying to prevent a roadside carnival SHARYL WOOD N ASSAU COUNTY PLANNING & ZONING BOARD Everybodys confused. Every time t heres a new meeting, theres a new version of the plan A RCHITECT JOHN COTNER T hese remarks came at the end of a near two-hour discussion on how to make A1A more attractive by streamlining signage, including banners and electronic signs. Here are the three ideas t he board debated: Let electronic signs change t he message three times each day, from once a day; let car dealerships have three signs rather than one because they have large properties with large roadway frontage; and lets hang banners with b ungee cords from a pair of foam posts disguised as brickw ork because foam is cheaper than brick. I dont have big tears welling in my eyes for the dealers over cost, said board member Bruce Jasinsky. As much as I understand the cost f actor, I dont see it fitting in with the good-looking window w ere trying to create from I-95 to the island. Board member Sharyl W ood agreed. Aesthetics are i mportant. Im trying to prevent a r oadside carnival, said Wood. Board member Jeanne Scott supports electronic signs and frequent message flipping, c alling digital displays the w ave of the future. Im not for bungee cord s trapping, that would not be p leasing to the eye, said Scott. Pleasing to the eye is signs that light up. Its the future. Evacuations. Amber aler ts. And, she said, electronic signs help tourists. GPS finds retail, but if y oure a tourist signs with l ights help, said Scott. The t ourists are not all old-timers. T heyr e new-timers. Im her e to help r etailers also. W ood waved her cell phone at Scott. es, you can call the stor e, said Scott. Ford also supports elect ronic signs and message flipp ing and said he does not want t o fur t her r e gulate their use. ere rapping on their rights. That s how he sells one more car or two more cars each month, said Ford. I wouldn t vote for it. Jasinksy, also a local realtor, a sked Ford to consider the bigg er pictur e, pointing to failed b usinesses along Blanding Boulevard in Jacksonville. He said the big, bold signs that line the ailing commer cial cor ridor failed to attract customers. They failed because there w ere no limitations, said J asinsky G rowth Management Dir ector Peter King said he met privately earlier T uesday with r epresentatives from local car dealerships as well as members of the chamber of commerce. The suggestions to flip elec t ronic sign messages three times each day, add more signs for car dealers and use faux-brick posts in a standard size to create banner uniform ity came out of the meeting, he said. N o one from the dealerships or chamber attended the public meeting Tuesday night. I am disappointed in dealerships and Chick-fil-A. They take up your staff time and then dont show up, said Ford. Were they notified? King nodded his head, yes. T he board heard from local businessman Mike Zaffaroni. He owns Fast Signs in Fernandina Beach. They make everything from banners and decals to permitting and installation. Z affaroni also owns Fernandina Mulch and Stone i n Yulee, and the now shuttered Pro-Line Motors on Amelia Island. Zaffaroni said he was speaking on behalf of the chamber of commerce as its future board chairman. Drive-by traffic is the most effective marketing approach, said Zaffaroni, who also attended the private meeting with K ing earlier in the day. I do think we need to cont rol signs, but we need a happy m edium. Zaffaroni stood at the podium for the entire discussion, and often answered questions from board members that were directed at King. Local officials have been w restling with the sign ordin ance for months, though a n ew version was passed less than a year ago by the county commission. And it had the suppor t of the Planning and Zoning Boar d. e just simply forgot about stuf f, said King. Political. Real estate signs. C onstruction signs need a defi nition. He submitted revisions, including language that allows businesses with mor e than 400 feet of frontage to have a maximum of three signs spaced 100 feet apar t. We felt like car dealerships s hould have opportunities for m ultiple signs, said King. The Ron Anderson dealership is the only auto dealer along A1A (known for the pur poses of government regulation as the A1A overlay dis trict) with an electr onic m essage boar d. No one else is g etting one because theyre n ot allowed under the existing sign ordinance. Yulee Baptist Chur c h got a digital sign last year squeaking in weeks before the ban. There is also an electr onic sign in fr ont of Burger King on South E ighth Street in Fernandina B each that s been up for seve ral years. There are a lot of nice electr o nic signs out there, said King. Its just hard to regulat e niceness. Advocates are on-call 24 hours a day 7 days a week for emotional support and crisis intervention. Confidential meetings areavailable in Yulee, Fernandina Beach, and Hilliard. All communications are confidential. www .womenscenter ofjax.or g The Womens Center of Jacksonville improves the lives of women through advocacy, support, and education. This publication was made possible by the 2013 Florida Legislative Session, administered by the State of Florida, Department of Health (DOH If you or someone you know has been avictim of sexual violence, support is available in Nassau County. The Womens Center of Jacksonville serves survivors of sexual violence of all genders ages 12 and older.24-HOUR RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE 904-721-RAPE (7273 N L / P S A A1A Continued from 1A Waterfront park (parking) redux AIRP ORT Continued fr om 1A Resolution 2013-105, section 6.18 now gives sole debt appr oval to the county com mission. e are the only body who can approve debt, said board Chair Barry Holloway. Best we clean it up and take out all players except us? said Kelley. I have no problem with that, said Holloway Two public attendees, including Michelle Kling of Fernandina Beach, objected to the resolution change and voiced support for the clerk, calling the ongoing battle between the board and clerk insane. Kling tried to give Boatright $65 to cover the cost of the plaque. Holloway objected. Dont give a commissioner money here in the chamber That might even be ille gal, said Holloway. FEUD Continued from 1A


There existed a train of thought for years that many t rends in our country start in California. After some time t hey head east and we choose whether to get onboard. It could be fashion, technology, the latest fad or any consumer behavior pattern you can imagine. Cars, and their trends for most of 7 5 years, were rooted in the heartland Americas Motor C ity, Detroit. A world market has changed all that. While Detroit is still the worlds most iconic auto town, trends and new product in our country are influenced globally. I read this week that China, now the worlds b iggest new car market (around 20 million a year), has become an emerging SUV hotbed. SUVs were 4 percent of the market in 2000. In 2013, that grew to 19 percent. By 2020, there are a nticipated to be 7 million SUV sales in China, tripling c urrent numbers. GM, Ford and Chrysler are making big gains now, and are positioned to benefit the most. G M pledged to add 10 SUVs i n the next five years, comp ared to a total product lineup of seven models in China now Chrysler is about to ramp up three Jeep models in a production agreement with Guangzhou Automotive, the first arrangement of its k ind. Ford crossovers helped a 49 percent sales surge last y ear, bumping Toyota out of fifth place. Gr o wing SUV sales are not a news flash, but for China they are. Chinese consumers are advancing in buy-i ng power, and want to do w hat we do her e in the US e njoy nicer, roomier vehicles. With the first gas spike her e in the U.S. to $4-plus a gallon, car sales jumped straight up. With fuel prices mor e pr edictable for now consumers are buying SUVs and Crossovers in bigger numbers. Convention sedans are likely to give way to m ore medium to small v ehicles configured with interior volume. We simply have to have space f or passengers and g ear. While international discussion is going on, let me interject what was going on at graduation last week at Clemson. We attended the first of three c eremonies at 9:30 a.m. Included were the engineeri ng and more technical degrees. The initial graduates recognized were the doctorates and masters group. Our graduation program was fascinating in that the graduates hometowns w ere listed. Let me share that China and India ruled t he international group with advanced degrees. Probably 30 countries were represented among a few hundred r ecipients. How they all f ound their way to rural S outh Carolina intrigues me. Granted, Clemson has a good and gr o wing reputation, but it still was eye opening. It reinforces that it is a shrinking world and that talent trains all over the planet. I t just happens here the m ost, which hopefully is a g ood thing. April was another solid month for U.S. new vehicle sales. 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Its time to start walking M ARION MANN For the News-Leader The Partnership for a Healthier Nassau is supporting an initiative to encourage walking to improve your health.W alking is one of the easiest and most flexible exercises. It c an be done anywhere, anytime, anyplace. Unless you have m ajor health problems, anyone can walk. There is no age limit and there is no special training. Other than a pair of good walking shoes, no fancy equipment, special clothing or expensive equipment is required. Walking is good for your heart. A good level of fitness can be obtained walking three t imes a week for just 30 minutes. Studies have shown that w alking regularly can reduce your risk of high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Walking burns calories and increases your metabolic rate. Your muscles get a great workout especially your legs. And w ith vigorous arms swings, your arms, back and shoulders g et toned. This can help you lose weight. 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F F a a i i r r T T a a x x Florida Fair Tax plans to hold a special rally to raise awar eness about the Fair T ax from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Peck Center,F ernandina Beach T he goal is to educate peop le within the local communi ty about the benefits of the Florida Fair Tax. The Florida Fair T ax is a non-par tisan ef for t to r e place federal income and payroll taxes with a national retails ales tax. Organizers say this a pproach simplifies the p r ocess because it eliminates the IRS and the complex tax code. The Florida Fair Tax is a 501(c3 ganization located in Ponte Vedra, Fla.A ccording to the groups f lyer, membership fees start a t $5 annually Contact Larry Miller at 415-3142 for infor mation. D D e e m m o o c c r r a a t t i i c c C C l l u u b b The Democratic Club of Amelia Island will host its next dinner meeting at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road, on Tuesday (note this is the thir d T uesday, rather than the usual four th Tuesday.) Doors will open at 6 p.m., with dinner served at 6:45 p.m. A cash bar will be available. Speaker for the evening will be Ben W ilcox, r esear ch d irector for Integrity Florida, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research institute and government watchdog founded in 2012 whose mission is to promote integrity in government and expose public cor-r uption. He will pr ovide attendees with an update o n the recently concluded F lorida Legislature session. Reservations for the dinner ar e requested. To reserve, please send a check for $16 payable to DCAI to: DCAI, PO Box 16022, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035,o r dr op off a check at D emocratic Headquar ters at the cor ner of Eighth and Date streets in Fernandina Beach. For more information, or to reserve by phone or email, contact Penny Reid at (509eipe19@ W W e e s s t t S S i i d d e e D D e e m m o o c c r r a a t t s s The W estside Democrats will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Nassau County Building on Mickler Street in Callahan. Hydrogeologist Joey McKinnon will present Fracking in Florida. Dinner and a shor t busi n ess meeting will follow. M eetings are always open to the public. C all (904 i nformation. T he 116th legislative session is finally over. While there were a total of 1,812 bills filed in both chambers, there was only one bill that the Legislature was constitutionally required to pass: the General Appropriations Act. Floridas budget for 20141 5 totals $77.1 billion, an increase of 3.7 percent over last year. We are thankful that Floridas economy is improving; and yet, the pain of budget shortfalls is still fresh in our memory. My grandfather w ould tell me as a child, A penny saved is a penny e arned and In order to have it when you need it, you must save it when you have it. The Legislature made budget reserves a priority by maintaining $3.1 billion in reserves to prepare for a rainy day. T his years budget also includes the largest tax and f ee cut of its kind in over a decade: over $500 million in tax relief. Approximately $400 million of this is a reduction in vehicle registration costs. The amount of savings will vary based on the weight of the vehicle, but will range from $25.05 to $18.55 per vehicle. The tax relief package also includes several sales tax holidays. From May 31 to June 8, Floridians can buy hurricane p reparedness supplies such as fuel tanks and flashlights and t heir purchase will be tax-free. From Aug. 1-3, clothing and s hoes priced at or below $100 will be tax free, along with school supplies priced at or below $15 and the first $750 towards personal computere quipment. Finally, a sales tax holiday on the first $1,500 s pent on ener g y-efficient and water-efficient appliances will occur fr o m Sept. 19-21. It is the Legislatur s hope that putting these dollars back into the pockets of Floridas taxpayers will improve their qual-i ty of life and our economy as w ell. The 201415 budget also makes significant investments in our states education system. The f unding for K-12 will increase by 2.61 percent, or $176.14 per student, resulting in t he largest total education funding in history: $20.7 bill ion. Our state colleges and universities will also see funding increases, including $200 million set aside for performance funding to reward state universities that help students get jobs after graduation. It is t ime to place our focus on skill sets and jobs, not only on f ramed degrees. This years budget fully funds the transportation work program at $9.2 billion to focus on strategic transportation projects which connect major markets and increase our states viability in the national and global economies. The health care appropriation totals $31.9 billion and includes funding for 33,089 a uthorized positions. The largest portion of this is alloc ated to health care costs for an anticipated 3.7 million M edicaid beneficiaries. It also funds the Florida Kid Care program, which is expected to serve roughly 270,000 children in this budget year. Thisl ine item also includes over $2 billion in payments to hospit als for the low-income pool funding. These dollars are impor t ant to hospitals that ser ve a dispr o por t ionate share of low income Floridians. On a local level, we were f ortunate to have funds alloc ated to various projects within our community. The budget includes $1 million for infrastructure improvements to the St. Johns River Ferry. Many of you have shared with me the importance of this transportation link and these dollars will allow for improvem ents to the docking slips. Other local line items are $200,000 for Hilliard Sewer Rehabilitation and $567,000 for Nassau County Thomas Creek Flooding Assistance. Project SOS, other student m entoring programs, South Amelia Island Beach N ourishment and Duval County Shore Protection were all allocated grant monies as well. The General Appropriations Act passed with bipartisan support of 102 y eas and 15 nays in the Florida House. In the Florida S enate, the vote was unanimous, with no dissenting votes. Next, the budget will be delivered to the governor. One bill (SB 392 received a great deal of press coverage was the bill to increase the speed limit. Actually, the bill does not increase the speed limit, but instead, gives the Florida Department of Transportation the ability to increase the s peed limit. This bill won the award in the Florida House f or having the most interesting and suspense-filled debate a ll session long. The debate lasted for quite some time, with heated debate on both sides. When the final vote was taken and the board was litw ith green for members voting yes, and red for members v oting no; you could not tell which side had won the day. When the boar d was finally closed and the vote tally revealed, I found myself in the minority. Fifty-eight members of the Florida House voted yea and 56 members voted nay. The margin in the Senate was quite larger with 27 yeas and 11 nays. For me, I d ont believe that the Legislature should abdicate its authority to a state agency. I believe this is a dangerous precedent to establish. I must also admit that having a 15year-old daughter also weighed into my thinking. When crafting laws, it is i mportant to remember that the language applies to all Floridians, including our most inexperienced drivers. This bill will now go to the governor for his approval or veto. Gov. Scott will veto this bill. Another bill that spurred intense debate was SB 1030 d ealing with Medical Marijuana. This legislation allows certain patients whose Florida licensed physician registers them with the F lorida Department of Health t o use low-THC cannabis u nder certain limited circumstances. The bill defines lowTHC cannabis as 0.8 per c ent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC and at least 10 percent cannabidiol (CBD Despite the fact that the u se, possession and sale of m arijuana ar e prohibited by s tate law, Florida courts have found that circumstances can necessitate medical use of marijuana and circumvent the application of criminal penalties. C urrently 20 states and the D istrict of Columbia have s ome for m of law that per mits the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. These state medical marijuana laws conflict with federal law. The F ederal Controlled Substances Act lists marijuana as a schedule 1 drug with no accepted medical uses. Under federal law possession, manufacturing and distribution of marijuana is a crime. Although a states medical marijuana laws protect p atients from prosecution for the legitimate use of marijuana under the guidelines established in that state, such laws do not protect individuals from prosecution under federal law. While these state laws conflict with federal law, the U.S. D epartment of Justice has issued a memorandum which makes clear that the USDOJ considers small-scale marijuana use to be a state matter w hich states may choose to p unish or not. While lar g er o perations would fall into the purview of the USDOJ, those operations that adher e to state laws legalizing marijuana in conjunction with robust regulatory systems would be far less likely to come under fede ral scrutiny. T HC is the major psy c hoactive ingredient of marijuana and the potency of marijuana, in ter ms of psycho activity, is dependent on its THC concentration. Cannabidiol is anotherc annabinoid that is found in m arijuana and although THC h as psychoactive ef f ects, DBD and other cannabinoids are n ot known to cause intoxication. The bill allows a Floridalicensed physician to order low-THC cannabis for a patient suffering from a physical medical condition, or treatment for a medical condition, that chronically produced s ymptoms of seizures or severe and persistent muscle spasms. The physician may only order low-THC cannabis if: The patient is a permanent resident of Florida; The physician has treated the patient for his or her s ymptoms for at least two months; The physician, along with a second physician for patients under the age of 18, determines the risk of ordering low-THC cannabis is reas onable; The physician registers a s the orderer for the names patient on the registry, updates the registry with the orders contents and deactivates the patients registration when the treatment is discontinued; The physician maintains a patient treatment plan that includes the dose, rout of administration planned duration, and monitoring of the patients symptoms and other i ndicators of tolerance or reaction to the low-THC cannabis; a nd The physician submits t he treatment plan quarterly to the University of Floridas College of Pharmacy for research on the safety and efficacy of low-THC cannabis. A fter much debate, the Florida House voted to a ppr o ve the legislation with a vote of 111 yeas and 7 nays. I voted yea. It is a gr eat honor to ser v e you in the Florida House of Representatives. Please let me hear from you. God bless you. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5A F RIDAY M AY 16, 2014 OPINION News-Leader Congratulations to the owners of Sliders Restaurant for completing their "Dune Restoration" projectand for displaying the Spirit and Integrity that have made this community what it is today(Paid for by the friends of the Gordon Hart Foundation, the Gordon Hart Foundation and Gordon Hart Finally, the legislative session is over S TATE REP. J anet Adkins THANK YOU TO STEVE LEIMBERG, FOR PHOTO, AND THE NEWS-LEADER FOR PRINTING THIS AD NL/PSA 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 6ENTERTAINMENTWednesday SundayW W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y s s Wing it F F r r i i d d a a y y Amy Nixon S S a a t t u u r r d d a a y y 2 pm Dan & Michelle 6:30 pm Karribean Flavor S S u u n n d d a a y y 2 pm -MacysOpen7days a week at11 am 2910 Atlantic Ave. 904-310-6904UPSTAIRS AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE PARTIESwww.sandybottomsamelia.comVisit us online or on Facebook for all the specials and event info Callahan t e acher shines in Florida T ALLAHASSEE Gov R ick Scott r ecognized nine o utstanding educators for t heir contributions to lear n ing with the Gover n or s Shine Award. The Shine Award is presented to Floridians who have positively helped children through education. The teachers wer e r ecently named D istrict T eachers of the Year f or their respective counties. Teachers provide our students with the framework for success inside and outside the classroom. With this foundation, Floridas students are among the best and the brightest in the nation, and ar e pr epar ed for a car eer I a m pleased that our 2014-2015 District Teachers of the Year could join us today as we cel ebrate their commitment to education, Scott said. Shine A ward recipients included Brianna Johnson of Callahan Elementary School. Johnson is a pr e-K ESE teacher with 12 years of teaching experience. Her leadership r ole at her school includes supervising field experience students, facilitat ing or co-facilitating numerous workshops and committees at her school such as writing, vocabular y strategies, cur riculum standar ds and sci e nce. Johnson s teaching r eflects scaffolding on a mast er f ul level, which is especial ly critical for her student pop ulation of pre-kindergarten exceptional education students. In her classroom, lessons culminate with her young students being able toc onnect their lear ning to realw orld settings and stating so i n individually crafted I can ... statements. Each of Floridas 67 school districts selects a Teacher of the Year who is then consider ed for statewide r ecogni tion. The Florida Teacher of the Y ear is chosen fr om 1 92,000 public school teachers throughout the state by a selection committee r epr e senting teachers, principals, par ents and the business com munity Floridas top educator is selected on the basis of the superior ability to teach and communicate knowledge of the subject taught, professional development, philosophy of teaching and out standing school and community ser vice. The most important qualification is the teachers ability to inspire a love of learning in students of all backgr ounds and abilities. POLITICS IN BRIEF F loridas budget for 2014-15 totals $77.1 billion, a n increase of 3.7 percent over last year. W e are thankful that Floridas economy is i mproving; and yet, the pain of budget s hortfalls is still fresh in our memory.


C OMMUNITY CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F R IDAY M A Y 1 6, 2014 / N E WS L E ADER 6 A BIRTH n Jesse and Christina Peck of Fernandina Beach announce the birth of a son, Trevor Avery Peck, born at 8:09 p.m. Mar ch 2, 2014, at Memorial Hospital of Jacksonville. The baby weighed 5 pounds 15 ounces and meas ured 19 inches in length. He joins a br other Cor tland Peck, 3. Paternal grandparents are Terry and Barbara Peck of Pr esque Isle, W is. Mater nal grandparents are Eddie Fuquay of Starke and the late Marian Finley of Jacksonville Beach. CAMPUS NOTES n Nassau County students Jared Collins and Caleb Fahlgr en r eceived honors at the Duke Talent Identification Pr ogram Seventh Grade Talent Search Florida recognition ceremony held at the University of North Florida May 5, 2014. Duke TIP is a major leader in identifying academically talented students and pr ovid ing innovative programs to support the development of their educational potential. Students eligible to participate in the Duke TIP talent sear ch r egister to take the ACT and/or SAT in seventh grade. Collins and Fahlgr en quali fied to receive recognition by either scoring 21 on the ACT English, math, reading or science or as a r esult of scoring a 20 on three out of four of the sections on the ACT Collins is a seventh grade student at Callahan Middle School. He plays soccer for Callahan Middle School and Callahan Soccer Club and is a member of the CMS Junior Beta Club and W ind Ensemble Band. Fahlgren is a seventhgrader at Hilliard MiddleSenior High School. He participates in cross country, basketball and track, is the reporter for Callahan Country Kids 4-H Club and participates in the T eens 4 Me Leadership program. Ro n A n d e r s o nBUICKGMC CHEVROLET464054 SR 200, Yulee(904 FAMILYDENTISTRYFOR ADULTS & CHILDRENMost Insurances Accepted Call For Appointment2 2 6 6 1 1 6 6 8 8 2 2 6 6Dr. Robert FriedmanA1Aat Bailey Rd. 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But, perhaps one way to put all of this good news in perspective is to realize that people helping others is such a commonplace practice that it doesn't make the news unless it's something really extraordinary. Likewise, the millionaires and billionaires who give generously have become so commonplace that they even have their own club and well over a hundred have signed onto a pledge, the so-called "Giving Pledge, which commits them to give away the bulk of their fortunes. People who perform horrific acts of cruelty or commit heinous crimes arepretty much the exception to the rule of people acting decently, and that is why their heinous crimes make the news. It's just too shocking to ignore. So, perhaps we should remind ourselves every day of the Good News that is all around and spread the wordtoothers. -Christopher Simon The Good News ONWARD AND UPWARD SUBMITTED PHOTOS The American Island Chapter of Daughters of American Revolution pres ented the winners of the Chapter DAR American History Essay Contest with a certificate and a monetary award at an awards reception April 16. T he competition was open to fifth through eighth grade students in Nassau County. This years theme was The Lives of Children during the American Revolution and 107 students entered the contest. DAR American History Chairman Gloria Jones is pictured with Joshua Hebert, above. Joshua, a home-schooled student, read his winning essay at the award ceremony. Essay contest winners, at right, from left, include Berenger Burkhart from Fernandina Beach Middle first place sixth g rade; Samuel Gray from St. Michael Academy second place sixth grade; Riley Justyna Tuggle from Hilliard Middle-Senior High second place eighth grade; Joshua Hebert from Hebert Academy first place seve nth grade; Anthony Llerandi from St. Michael Academy first place fifth g rade, posing with Amelia Island Chapter Regent Marie Santr y. Not pict ured are Adam Cazell from Fernandina Beach Middle first place eighth g rade; Knox Richardson from St. Michael Academy second place seve nth grade; and Nathan Bowers from Emma Love Hardee Elementary s econd place fifh grade. SUBMITTED T he Kiwanis Club of Fer nandina Beach is pr oud to pr esent a $ 2,000 scholarship to Kenzie Porter of Fernandina Beach High S chool. Kenzie is planning to go to University of South Florida where she will study to be a nurse. From left are Kenzies mother Kristi, Kenzie Porter and Mike Pallen of the Kiwanis Club scholarship committee. The Fernandina Beach Mens Golf Association, through its Scholarship Trust Fund, a 501c3 nonp rofit, has been granting s cholarships to Fer nandina Beach High School gradu ates for more than 30 years. Its rating criteria has always been financial need first, then academic achievement, communitys ervice and personal chara cter. There is no requirem ent to know a driver fr o m a putter. This 30-year history has only been achieved thr ough the gener o sity of the members and that of Fernandina merchants and businesses. This yearsr ecipients of the two $ 6,000 scholarships were E rin Joyce and W a de Sparkman. SUBMITTED SUBMITTED Friends of Fernandina Aviation President Jerry Kawecki pr esents a scholarship check to Jacob Savage, a gradu ating senior at West Nassau High School. Jacob will be attending Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in the fall. R The Fernandina Beach Rotary Club recently welcomed Fer nandina Beach High School I nteract Club Pr esident Katy Lawson, T reasurer Cheyenne Roth and Secretary Tessa P irkola, shown with Club Pr e sident Shannon Brown, who shared an update on their clubs activities this year. The 40-plus Interact Club members lear n the importance of leadership, service and fellowship thr o ugh numerous local and international pr ojects, Lawson said. This past year, c lub members worked with Keep Nassau B eautiful and the Fernandina Beach Rotary Club on trash pickup around the high school and on the Amelia Island Parkway. Roth said Interact members wer e up befor e dawn put ting out the boots of fallen soldiers for the Boots on the Ground Traveling Memorial. Inter national pr ojects included the International Childrens Hospital in Russia and Project Christmas Child in Africa. Interact also undertook several fundraising events selling Krispy Kreme donuts and manning the concession booth at the Harlem Ambassadors game to pay for the 14th Annual Kids Fun Day, a carnival in Central Park for mor e than 200 childr en. At the close of their pr esentation, Lawson, Roth and PirKola presented the Fernandina Beach Rotary Club with a $227 check money raised through the sale of candy for Rotary Internationals End Polio Now program. PHOTO BY MELANIE FERREIRA/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER


S S i i g g n n s s Im driving down I-95 and see that FDOT has a flashing sign telling me the r oad conditions. I tur n on to SR 200 and see a flashing sign telling me Blackrock Road is closed. I crosst he bridge and see a flashing sign t elling me how fast Im going. So t he state gover n ment can have a flashing sign, the county government can have a flashing sign, the city government can have a flashing sign, but a private citizen cant. Interesting. Steve Bean Fer nandina Beach S S a a r r a a B B e e n n z z e e l l Dr. Sara Stokes Benzel, a longtime supporter and mentor in the Take Stock in Children Nassau program, died on April 13. She was an outspoken advocate for the program, even ser ving as the chair of the Leadership Council. Benzel, who was bor n in Atlanta, Geor gia on April 4, 1934, graduated fr om Georgia State University in Atlanta with B.S, M.S., and Ph.D degrees in clinical psychology. She taught part-time at Georgia State University for number of years and also at Kennesaw College. Sara and her husband James (Benny 1996. Shortly thereafter, she completely immersed herself in the community Sara was involved in the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Newcomers Club, Take Stock in Children and more. She had many priorities in life chief of which were family and her pets, who were also like family. But education was very high on her list, said Jackye Rubin, longtime friend. Thats why she was so involved with T ake Stock. Benzel mentored several childr en during her time with the T ake Stock in Childr en program. One of those students, a West Nassau High School and University of Florida graduate, returned to Nassau County to work full-time for the organization. Sara was ecstatic when I told her that I had accepted the position as the new dir ector of Marketing and Development for T ake Stock in Children. She was my personal mentor in the Take Stock in Children program for more than six years. She watched me grow through the course of the program and obtain a college degr ee in a field I was deeply passionate about. We kept in touch almost weekly via email and Facebook for quite some time. We became really good friends. She had made such a huge impact on my life, and every time we spoke, I thanked her. I thanked her for her time, her compassion and for just listening. She was a gr eat lis tener. Deanna Gar tenbush Director of Marketing and Development Take Stock in Children Nassau V OICE OF THE PEOPLE I f youre involved with anything federal along the coast, youre well acquainted with the Corps the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. If theres a federal finger in a coastal navigation, flood damage reduction or flood control and coastal emergencies project which is the heading under which most federal coastal projects are filed, regardless of purpose that finger is probably attached to someone with the Corps. W ith this big of a coastal role, it pays to know more about the Corps: The Corps totals some 36,500 civilian and military personnel, making it one of the worlds largest public engineering, design, and cons truction management agencies. With its broad scope and major projects both domestic ally and internationally, its also a pretty big target for criticism, scrutiny and, occasionally p raise. The Corps obviously is part of the Department of Defense as a branch of the U.S. Army but both civilians and enlisted personnel are involved. The top civilians from a coastal perspective are Assistant Secretary of Civil Works Jo Ellen Darcy and Director ofC ivil Works Steve Stockton. The top military person is the Chief of Engineers Lt. Gen. T homas Bostick, who reports to the Assistant Secretary and is approved by Congress. These folks and many more are located at Corps headquarters in and around Washington, DC. The first Chief of Engineers was appointed in 1775, and the first Corps was formed in 1779. But the agency we know today really dates from 1802, formed to found and operate t he U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Over time, more and more duties have been added to the Corps roster first roads, and canals, then navigation and surveys, then construction and more. That roster now includes hydroelectric power (it owns/operates 24 percent of the U.S. hydropower capacity), dams (more than 600), harbors (more than 900), navigational chann els (some 12,000 miles No. 1 federal provider of outdoor recreation. Then theres the military construction aspect which between 2006 and 2013 totaled approximately $44.6 billion, the largest construction effort since World War II. Financially, coastal efforts make up a small part of the total civil works budget just $28 million in the $4.561 billion requested by the a dministration for FY 2015. In reality, the figure is much higher in any given year but its still just a few buckets in the ocean that is the Corps responsibility. The Corps is organized geographically into eight permanent divisions (by geography one provisional division (to support overseas efforts). Within each division, there are several districts, which are defined by watersheds for c ivil works projects (which is where coastal projects are kept). The districts are where most local coastal entities interact with the Corps for projects and permits, although some issues end up at the Division Headquarters and occasionally the headquarters in W ashington, D.C. Coastally, there are two other Corps centers t o be aware of: The Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC says the R&D arm for both the Corps and others; and the Institute for Water Resources (IWRe planning and policies support is based. For ERDC, the coastal branch is its Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory in Vicksburg, Miss.; find out more at For IWR, its V irginia headquarters is the main coastal center; more at Another coastal resource to note is its National Planning Center of Expertise for Coastal Storm Damage Reduction, formed in 2003 and based out of the North Atlantic Division (NADork. There, virtual teams consult on storm damage and environmental restoration issues nationwide. O bviously, theyve been busy in recent years in their own back yard with the Sandy recovery effort. Acronyms rule in Corps-speak, so do your homework so you dont get lost. Weve included a couple of the favorites in the descriptions above, but depending on how deep you dive into the Corps you will soon find yourself immersed in an alphabet soup of agencies and a rms. Harry Simmons is president of the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association, founded in 1926 as an advocate for healthy coastlines. For more information on ASBPA, go to CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 7A F RIDAY M AY 16, 2014 OPINION News-Leader HOW TO WRITE US Letters must include writers name (printed and signature), address and telephone number for verification. Writers are normally limited to one letter in a 30-day period. Nopoems will be pub lished. Letters should be typed or printed. Not all letters are published. Send letters to: Letters to the Editor P .O. 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COMMUNITY THANKS V V o o l l u u n n t t e e e e r r C C e e n n t t e e r r O n April 24, hundreds of supporters of volu nteerism gathered at the Nassau County V olunteer Centers 29th annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon to honor Nassau County v olunteers. The theme of the event was Spring into Action -Volunteer! The event, sponsored by Rayonier, featured awar ds to outstanding community volunteers. A wards were presented by the Amelia I sland/Nassau County Association of Realtors, t he city of Fernandina Beach, Greater Nassau C hamber of Commerce, Town of Hilliard, Fernandina Beach Optimist Club, Nassau County Board of County Commissioners, RockTenn and Rayonier. The tremendous success of this event is due to the outpouring of suppor t for volunteerism in our community by businesses, civic groups, c hurches, nonprofit agencies and governm ental gr oups who pur chase tables, half-tables, s mall business and general admission tickets a nd by volunteers who donate their time, tal ents, energy and resources. Since the first luncheon in 1985 over 250 volunteers have been honor ed for their ser vice. Full tables: Advanced Disposal, Amelia Island/Nassau County Association of Realtors, Baptist Medical Center Nassau (2 nabas C enter Boar d of County Commission (2 d onated by RPM Lumber and Kelley Pest C ontrol, Boys and Girls Club Foundation of Nassau County, Burns Family, CBC National Bank, Century 21/John T. Ferreira Insurance, Chris and Bill Br yan, City of Fer nandina Beach(2 Support Services of Northeast Florida, NewsLeader Fer nandina Beach Optimist Club, First C oast Community Bank, First Pr esbyterian C hurch, Florida Public Utilities, Friends of t he Librar y Greater Nassau Chamber of Commer c e, McArthur Family YMCA, Micahs Place, Mike Bowling Enterprises, Nassau County School Board, Nassau County Sheriff Office (2 Publix Super Market Charities, Rayonier (2 The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, RockTenn and the T own of Hilliar d. H alf-tables: Amelia Island Museum of Histor y ARK of Nassau, Bank of America, Big Br others and Big Sisters, Courson and Stam, CPA, Davis, Martin & Bernard, P.A., Edward Jones Investments, First Federal Bank of Florida, Friends of Nassau, Kiwanis, Myers Tractor Services, Nassau County Community Development Corporation, Nassau Humane Society Oxley-Hear d Funeral Home, Poole & Poole, PA, VyStar Credit Union and Wild Amelia. Small business tickets: Noble Monuments (3 In-kind donations: Harris Teeter Super market (lemonade Plantation (cookies); Bill Dickson (photography); Mark Deaton Resort T alents (enter tainment); Nancie Crabb (program); First Presbyterian Church (pitchers); Lar ry Miller, Island Flower & Garden (greenery). Special thanks: Mary Ferreira (head table centerpieces); Pastor Beth Fogle-Miller, Memorial United Methodist Chur ch (invoca tion), Ed Cook (National Anthem), the Fer nandina Beach National Honor Society and RockT enn volunteers (set-up, decorations, service and cleanup); and our faithful volunteers. More special thanks go to the News-Leader for its excellent coverage of the event and the city of Fernandina Beach for its support of the event, including staf f of the Depar tment of Recreation and Parks. And special appr eciation to Rayonier for sponsorship of the luncheon. Gail Shults, Executive Director Foy Maloy, Board President Nassau County Volunteer Center Watch out for birds, sea turtles Were sailing into summer, prime beach time around most of the country. People will be flocking to the shore to spend some time on t he sand and so will some critters. Theres r oom for everyone, but human beachgoers n eed to understand why depending on where their beach is located they need to watch out for other species such as birds and turtles. For both of these, a beach is not a place to recreate, but to procreate a place where nests are made, eggs are laid and the next generation is born. For birds, beaches also serve ar est stop on their way back to their seasonal h ome, a crucial way station on a very long trip. E ach has their own needs and things we h umans can do to pr o tect them, and each beach location has its own unique set of rules to allow for safe interaction between humans and animals. For nesting or resting birds, keep kids and pets away fr om those ar eas so the bir ds dont have to fly unnecessarily or fragile nests are n ot imperiled by running feet. Of course, dont l eave trash on the beach that could imperil birds in fact, just dont leave trash on the beach, period. For turtles, there are more considerations i n play: During nesting season, shield all sources o f light visible from the beach including flashlights. No lighting should be directly visible from the beach and nesting areas. Use 25-watt yellow bug lights or amber LED lights outdoors when possible, and close blinds/curtains after dark to eliminate light spilling out to the beach. Remove all beach fur niture and equipm ent from the beach each night. Level all sand c astles and fill any holes; they pose a hazar d at n ight both for females coming ashor e and hatchlings trying to reach the water. In many areas, driving on the beach in a motorized vehicle is prohibited during nesting season or any season. Fires on the beach may also be pr ohibited and should be avoided in nesting areas. Stay clear of sea turtles and any marked n esting ar eas. It is a federal of fense to disturb or interfere with a nest. It is also against the law to have in your possession eggs or any part of a turtle, or to retain any threatened or e ndangered sea turtle hatchlings. If you encounter a sea turtle, keep a r espectful distance (at least 150 feet quietly. Keep the beach and water free of litter. Sea turtle deaths have been caused by the ingestion of trash that they mistake for food. Honor the leash law if your beach has one and keep an eye on your dog even if it doest. In areas where dogs are allowed, keep t hem on a leash and away from nesting turtles o r hatchlings. W i th a little common sense and common courtesy, theres room for everyone at the beach this summer whatever kind of critter you may be. Ken and Kate Gooderham, Executive Dir ectors American Shore & Beach P reservation Association F or t Myers


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, MAY1 6, 2014 NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINABEACH, FL ORIDA 8A The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Fort Clinch State Park is partnering with the Friends of Fort Clinch, Inc., Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission and Fish Florida to conduct a Kids' Fishing Clinic May 31 to teach lessons on knot tying, fishing ethics, tackle, habitat, casting and more. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the state park pier. The clinic is open to children ages five to 15 and will be held on the Atlantic Fishing Pier at Fort Clinch State Park. The first 500 kids will take home their own rod and reel combo. A free hot dog lunch will be provided to every participant. Bring your family to enjoy a fun day of saltwater fishing. For additional information, contact the park at 277-7274 or visit www.floridastate Boating safety advocates across the U.S. and Canada are teaming up to promote safe and responsible boating, including consistent life jacket wear each and every time boaters are on the water, during National Safe Boating Week, held from May 17-23. National Safe Boating Week is the official launch of the 2014 North American Safe Boating Campaign. This yearlong campaign promotes safe and responsible boating and the value of voluntary life jacket wear by recreational boaters through the national theme, Wear It! "Every day I hear about the grim consequences of not wearing a life jacket while boating," said Rachel Johnson, executive director of the National Safe Boating Council, the lead organization for the Wear It! campaign. "You can still have fun on the water while choosing to always wear a life jacket and boating responsibly." The National Safe Boating Council created a new public service announcement, "Love the Life!," sharing the experience of two families and a dog as they spend the day boating and fishing. It was produced at the Eckerd College Waterfront Program in St. Petersburg, with the support of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 7-2, Division 7. Watch the PSA at com/user/ OutreachNSBC. U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in almost three-fourths of recreational boating fatalities in 2012, and that 85 percent of those who drowned were not wearing life jackets. "Accidents on the water happen much too fast to reach and put on a stowed life jacket," said John Johnson, chief executive officer of the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. "It's important that everyone consistently wears a life jacket while on the water and always boats re sponsibly." The North American Safe Boating Campaign (Wear It!) unites the efforts of a wide variety of boating safety advocates, including the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, Canadian Safe Boating Council and many members of the National Safe Boating Council. The campaign is produced under a grant from the Sports Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. Share your boating story at SafeBoating, and follow W ear It! at and The 11th annual World Golf Hall of Fame Putting Championship will be held over the weekend at the World Golf Hall of Fame. Qualifying rounds are from 3-6 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Finals are Sunday with match play starting at 11 a.m. To register and select a tee time go to The event benefits The First Tee of St. Johns County. Set on the Hall of Fame's 18hole, natural grass putting course, guests will have a chance to compete for prizes. Guests can participate in the adult division ($30), junior division (12 and under, $15) or adult/child team ($40 per team). Prices include lunch. Prizes include golf rounds at Slammer & Squire golf course; a variety of PGA Tour Academy lessons; Renaissance Resort at W orld Golf Village package; Golf Grand Resorts Hammock Beach stay and play package; Golf Grand Resorts Innisbrook stay and play package; Dicks Sporting Goods certificates; Friends of the Hall of Fame membership; putting tournament championship brick; tickets; W orld Golf Hall of Fame tickets; World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater tickets.Kids fishing clinic May 31 at Fort Clinch National Safe B oating Week starts Saturday C OUNTY TRACK MEET Wo rld Golf Hall of Fame putting championship PHOTOS BY AMANDA REAM/COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERSCallahan Middle School hosted the Nassau County track and field meet April 24. The CMSRambler boys and girls won the meet.


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 9AFRIDAY, MAY1 6, 2014 SPORTS News-Leader F F r r e e e e b b o o a a t t r r i i d d e e s s i i n n J J a a c c k k s s o o n n v v i i l l l l e eRiver City Eco Fest is offering free boat rides this weekend. Freedom Boat Club is an official partner of the River City Eco Fest, which takes place May 17 at Metropolitan Park Marina from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. As a partner, Freedom Boat Club will provide free 15-minute boat tours of Downtown Jacksonville every hour on the hour, starting at 10 a.m. with the last boat ride at 4 p.m. The River City Eco Fest is an annual environmental music festival and paddle sports race which benefits the River City Eco Foundation. The day is filled with familyfriendly entertainment including seven bands, kayak, canoe and SUPraces and a cornhole tournament. There will also be local food from a variety of Jacksonville food trucks and craft beers. For information, visit C o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y t t o o u u r r t t o o F F e e r r n n a a n n d d i i n n a aThe North Florida Bicycle Club will host a sanctioned ride from Wonderwood and A1Ato Fernandina Beach via the St. Johns Ferry May 18. The distances will vary from 17-50 miles, depending on how far each rider would like to travel. The Cabot Gratitude Grille will be located at the southside of the ferry at noon to provide lunch for ECG riders and St. Johns Ferry Ambassadors (all volunteers). Menu includes mac and cheese, salad and dessert. Visit 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. Contact Jenna Scott at or 261-1080, ext 109.I I n n d d e e p p e e n n d d e e n n c c e e 5 5 K KOn July 4, the Vida Race Series sixth annual Independence 5K will take place at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. A favorite of runners, participants can race, run or walk through the shaded, tree-canopied resort. Additionally, a one-mile Youth Fun Run will be held immediately after the 5K is finished, so pint-size junior family members can join in the fun. This year’s race will be chip timed. The courses will begin and end at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Racquet Park parking lot, next to the Verandah Restaurant at 6800 First Coast Highway. Check-in and day-of-registration is from 6:45-7:45 a.m. The races begin at 8 a.m. Y outh Fun Run begins at 9 a.m. A wards will be given out to the top overall male and female and the top three male and female winners in 14 age categories. All children in the fun run get an award for finishing. Pre-register by mail (forms can be found on; in person (forms are available at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Health & Fitness Center and the McArthur Family YMCA); or register directly online at Cost is $25 per adult; $15 per child (12 and under). Make checks out to Vida Fitness. Pre-registration closes July 3 at 9 a.m. Day-of registration checks and cash only will be accepted. All pre-registered participants receive a goody bag, which will include one race T-shirt and surprises from race sponsors. 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 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.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 SPORTS SHORTS JUNIOR CAMPSP P i i r r a a t t e e b b a a s s k k e e t t b b a a l l l lCoach Matt Schreiber and his players and coaches will host the annual Pirate Basketball Camp from 9 a.m. to noon June 9-12 in the Fernandina Beach High School gym for boys and girls entering grades 2-9 next year. Camp fee is $80. Register from 8:30-8:55 a.m. on the first day of camp. Camp objectives are to improve each camper’s skill level; to enhance each camper’s knowledge of the game; and to teach each camper the importance of good sportsmanship. For information, contact Schreiber at (904) 635-2612.B 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 29 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.V V o o l l l l e e y y b b a a l l l lFernandina Beach High School will be hosting an annual summer volleyball camp from 9-11 a.m. June 2-4 for upcoming fourth-eighth graders at the FBHS gym. Registration will be at 8:30 a.m. in the gym lobby on the first day of camp. Cost is $45 and includes a camp T-shirt. Checks should be made payable to Nassau County School Board.P P i i r r a a t t e e b b a a s s e e b b a a l l l l The 32nd annual Pirate Baseball Camp will be held June 2-6 for ages 6-15. The camp will be held at the Fernandina Beach High School Baseball Complex from 9 a.m. until noon. Registration will be June 2 starting at 8:15 a.m. Camp cost is $85 and includes the camp T-shirt. Information and applications may be found at or at the school office. Call 261-5713 or Coach Roland at 556-1163 for information.Y Y H H S S s s o o f f t t b b a a l l l lThe Yulee High School Lady Hornet all-skills softball camp will be held June 5-6 from 9 a.m. to noon at the YHSsoftball field, behind Y ulee Middle School on Miner Road. Registration fee is $50 and includes a camp T-shirt. Camp is open to ages seven and up. Register the first day, starting at 8:30 a.m. For information, call 753-3057.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. Register the first day of camp at 8:30 a.m.D D o o n n o o v v i i n n D D a a r r i i u u s s f f o o o o t t b b a a l l l lA two-day football camp, directed by former all pro NFL player Donovin Darius will be held from 6-8 p.m. July 14-15 for ages 5-14 at the Yulee Sports Complex. Register online at or call (904) 290-3320 for information.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.Y Y u u l l e e e e c c h h e e e e r r c c a a m m p pThe Yulee Cheer Camp for beginners and experienced cheerleaders ages 5-15 will be held from 6-8 p.m. July 1415 at the Yulee Sports Complex. For details, visit or call Kelly Dikun at (904) 477-6692 or Tammy Peacock at (404) 402-9173. The Fernandina Beach Golf Club was the setting May 5 and 12 for the Fernandina Beach ladies Nines Annual Club Championship. Twelve women competed in the event. W inning the overall championship, including the enviable parking space, was Jan Smith. The A flight winner was Janet Hardy-Gill. Nabbing the B flight winner's spot and the low net place was Ann Rotatori. Jean Sydnor was the winner of the C flight. The trophy for most improved went to Marcia Grubesky.Q Q u u e e e e n n o o f f C C l l u u b b s sB.J. Murphy was crowned as the Queen of Clubs for 2013-14 of the Amelia River Ladies Golf Association. Murphy won in a shootout May 7 over the other eight monthly queens, which included a sudden death playoff with second-place winner Kathleen Walker. The other monthly queens were Dolly Chang, Johnnie Enter, Leslie Geiger, Alice Messina, Nancy Carpenter, Linda Scott and Anna Keay.N N A A M M I I g g o o l l f f t t o o u u r r n n e e y yNassau County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and Fernandina Beach Golf Club announce the fourth annual Doug Morris Memorial Golf Tournament at 9 a.m. June21. The tournament is open to all players or teams, men and ladies. The cost is $80 per person and includes cart, green fees, range balls, food, raffle and prizes. Special contests and prizes include a $1,000 putting contest, Nike Distance Challenge and Southpaw Long Putt. The proceeds from the fundraiser will go to provide educational services, support groups, emergency medication assistance, toiletries, shoes and advocacy services to residents in Nassau County with a chronic mental health diagnosis. For information on the tournament, call 310-3175 or 277-1886 or email inquiries to N o o r r t t h h H H a a m m p p t t o o n n i i n n v v i i t t e eThe Golf Club of North Hampton will be hosting the North Hampton Invitational July 26-27. The 36-hole event will be a two-person team gross format. Saturday will be a best ball of two and Sunday is a two-player scramble. Flights will be established based on the total team handicap. All handicaps will be verified at your club. Proceeds of this event will benefit the Yulee High School boys and girls golf teams and help with their needs for golf bags, equipment and uniforms. Greens fees, cart fees, practice balls, flight prizes, proximity contests, a skins game and players cookout are included in the $300 per team entry fee. Stop by the North Hampton golf shop for an entry form. For additional information, call 548-0000. SUBMITTEDJan Smith won the ladies' Nines Annual Club Championship at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club.Smith crowned Nines champion G OLF NEWS Murphy




CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F RIDAY M AY 16 2014 N EWS -L EADER / F ERNANDINA B EACH F LORIDA B A WILD AMELIA WEEKEND W ild A me lia, in p ar tnership with the G eor g ia S ea T urtle Center, will host a sea turtle release today at 11:30 a.m. at Main Beach to kick off the 8th annual Wild Amelia Nature F e s ti v al, held at venues on and around A me lia I sland Mint the first sea turtle rescued in 2014, was found cold-stunned in Florida waters and was rehabilitated at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island: like other re ha bilit at ed turtles, Mint will be released back into native waters. The sea turtle release is free and open to public It will o ccur near mid-tide. P arkin g is a v aila ble, but limit ed, at the various Main Beach parking lots.. Visit and T he 201 4 W ild A melia Nature Festival, today through May 18, invites residents and visitors to experience the wild side of Amelia Island.V isitors can enjo y numer ous nature tours, nature photog r aph y workshops as well as a nature-based green business expo, the Kids Niche, naturebased activities for children, critters from the J a ckson ville Zoo and more on Ma y 17 fr om 10 a .m.4 p.m. at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center. For tickets and information, call 251-0016 or visit THIRD ON THIRD The Amelia Island M useum of His tory with support from the Florida Humanitie s Council, invites you to its 3rd on 3rd Stree t Presentation at 6 p .m. tonight D r Roger Smith will discuss Spies, Schemes, and the Sons of Liberty: The S hadier Side of Ea s t and West Florida during the A merican Re volution. Following the lecture, the museum will unveil its newest exhibit, Recreation on Amelia Island. Did y ou kno w that the British r o y al governor of East Florida accused prominent men in the colony of holding a Sons of Liberty meeting? Or that during the American Revolution the British put plan s in motion to lit er ally steal the Mississippi River? These and other wild escapades of treason, revolutionary land scheme s, spie s, and e spionag e fill the annals of East and West Florida history throughout the Revolutionary War period. This discussion will introduce you to the shadier side of British occup ation in Florida and ho w those in s tances impacted the nations fight for independence. T his pr og ram is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served. Contact Gray at 261-7378, ext. 102, or FREE CONCERT T he Amelia I sland Chamber Music Festival will present a free concert, Masterworks fr om V ienna and Leipzig, on Saturda y May 17 at 1 p.m. at the Nassau County Courthouse on Centre Street, downtown Fernandina Beach. The Beth Ne w dome F e llo w ship Artists will perform works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Schumann. For more information, see the Music Notes listing, 2B. N A SSAU S N ATIONAL D AY OF P RAYER INREVIEW PAGE 5B T T as as te & T te & T oas oas t t ED HARDEE For the News-Leader Imagine being able to enjoy specialties from more than a dozen great local restaurants, all in one place, with a wine or b eer specially chosen to complement each dish. Add live music, raffles, and a live auction hosted by a TV personality, with thousands of dollars worth of items available. Put it all together and you have the second annual Taste & Toast, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the courtyard of the Florida House Inn, 22 S. Third S t. Its one of the most import ant fundraisers of the year for t he Nassau Humane Society, and all proceeds will benefit d ogs and cats at the shelter, awaiting their forever homes. You can create your own meal f rom among the many choices, and probably find new favorite tastes that youve never tried before. The food, wine and beer portions are generous samples, and with so manyr estaurants participating, there should be enough food that no one will leave hungry or thirsty, said Ann Marie PHOTOS BY ED HARDEE/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER S cenes from last years Taste and Toast at the Florida House Inn, above. Nick Loren, inset, of First Coast Living w ill conduct the live auction. Enjoy food, fun, raffles and more while helping NHS L INDA MCCLANE F or the News-Leader When I was a little girl people used to ask me whatdo you want to be when you grow up? Good, I would say. I want to be good. And so b egins Eve Enslers play The G ood Body, which Amelia C ommunity Theatre will present on its Studio 209 stage at 8 p.m. on May 23 and 24 and 2 p.m. on May 25 at 209 Cedar St. The San Francisco Chronicle described the show as passionate, funny frank, r evealing, even shocking, and g enuinely committed to i mpr oving life on this planet. I n the play, Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues, questions what it actually means to have a good body With humorous and poignant stories of women of all cultures and backgrounds, she examines their attempts to change their image to fit sociPHOTO BY DAVID BURGHARDT/ISLAND PHOTOGRAPHY The cast of The Good Body, opening May 23 at Amelia Community Theatr e includes fr o nt r ow, from left, Cynthia Riegler, Laura Swaim, Christie Miklas and Susan Raab. Back row are Michele Giltmier, Buffy Wells and Diana Her man. Explorin g i s sue s of image on the ACTstage Patriotic concert sure to thrill T ED PRESTON For the News-Leader T T h e annual Memorial Day w eekend Let Freedom Ring concert, sponsored by ARIAS, will be held on Thursday at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Chur ch in Fer nandina Beach. The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra will present a revised program including marches and Americanam usic, together with a special featur e t hat will provide a living review of our countrys armed forces and a glimpse of their histor y As another extra, ARIAS is subsidiz ing attendance by the schoolchildren of Nassau County to tr eat them to the music of an outstanding symphony orchestra in the context of the history of our ar med forces. We all know that there is a need to suppor t music and the ar t s in today s world, and ARIAS has consistently helped to provide music education to our schoolchildr en thr ough its Instrument Zoo, and by bringing ensemble players fr o m the Jacksonville Or chestra to the county s many school Let Freedom Ring will be held at First Baptist Church, 1600 S. E ighth St., Fernandina Beach, on T hursday at 7 p.m. T i ckets $15 adults and $5 for children 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased at The Book Loft; Front and Center; F ernandina Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau; The Golf Club of Amelia Island; and Fernandina Beach Golf Club. Tickets can also b e purchased at the door the night o f the concert, starting at 6:30 p.m. Grammy artist creates poster for Amelia Jazz Fest This original artwork by Marcus Glenn, depicting a jazz quartet with Les DeMerle on dr u ms and a selfpor trait of Glenn playing the saxophone, will ser ve as the poster art for the 2014 Amelia Island Jazz F estival Oct. 16-19. T he ar twork was created espec ially for the AIJF. Glenn, represented by festival supporter Park West Gallery, was the artist for the Grammy A w ar ds in Januar y DeMerle announced the headliners for this years AIJF at Aprils Big Band Bash fundraiser. For 2014 we ar e thrilled to present superb jazz trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker, a multiple Grammy Awardwinner, along with the Brecker Br o thers T ribute Band and monster jazz or gan player Tony Monaco, with mor e artists to be announced, said DeMerle. Additionally, we owe a great d ebt of thanks to Mor ry Shapiro and P ark West for their generous support. We look forward to a fruitful relationship with them for many years to come, he added. The nonprofit Les DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz Festival distributes proceeds to a scholarship program. Call 504-4772 or visit ACT Continued on 2B FREEDOM Continued on 2B TOAST Continued on 2B O FF & O N T HE I SLAND


2B F RIDAY M AY 16, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK S PECIAL EVENTS The Mens Auxiliary of t he VFW Post 4351 will host a Surf and Turf night on M ay 17 at 5:30 p.m. f or a $12 donation. Dinner includes steak, shrimp, baked potato, corn and salad. Karaoke to follow with Eddie Carter. All members and their guests are welcome. Call 432-8791. The Amelia Island G enealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. May 20 at the Community Room of the Fernandina Beach Police Department, 1525 Lime St. Jim Vearil will present Using Social History Approaches in Family History Research. Social history studies the lives o f ordinary people history from the bottom up, not the top down. Learn to use social history as a tool to place ancestors into proper historical context. Primary sources used by historians, and the use of scholarly secondary sources (such as community s tudies) also will be discussed. Public welcome. T he Amelia Island C hapter Daughters of the A merican Revolution will h ave the chapters annual b usiness meeting on May 21 at the Golf Club of Amelia, with sign-in starting at 10 a.m. and a Memorial Service by Chaplain RuthE llis. Florida State Society DAR awards will be presented t o the chapter committee chairmen and individuals for o utstanding work in meeting goals for the past year. Janet Lukaszewicz, hospitality chairman, is taking reservations at or 386-5 767. J oin Nassau Boomers, a group of single Baby Boomers (born between 1946-64), for line dancing and fun on May 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Sandy Bottoms, 2910 Atlantic Ave., F ernandina Beach. Please R SVP by May 20 to N so they can make reservations. On June 21 at 7 p.m. join Nassau Boomers for an Amelia River Cruises Adult Twilight Cruise. Enjoy your f avorite beverage and listen to l ocal entertainers onboard. T ickets are $28 plus tax. Bring snacks and your favorite beverages to share. Purchase tickets at, the ticket kiosk at 1 N. Front St., or call 2619972 for information. Email NassauBoomers@yahoo.comt o RSVP Interested boomers m ay have dinner afterwards. The Amelia Island Museum of History will hosta special presentation with Dr. Berta Arias on May 30 at 6 p.m., the first of a two-part series in which Arias will disc uss the causes and events l eading up to the Cuban Revolution and explore the role that Fernandina played in the struggle. A rias is the author of Mango Rain, a novel of discovery, passion and intrigue as twin sisters separated at the beginning of the Cuban R evolution as infants find each other as adults. T his program is free for members with a suggested d onation of $5 for non-members. Seating is first-come, first-served. Contact Gray at 261-7378, ext. 102, or Fashion Fantasy will host An Evening of Elegance featuring the late st in this seasons casual, sportswear and formal attire modeled by community youth. The show, at 3 p.m., May 31, inside the Ashley Auditorium of the Peck Center, 530 South 10th St. in Fernandina Beach, will benefit the Peck High School Library. E mma Noble, coordinator and executive producers, Peggy McPherson, executive commentator and Elaine Roberts are presenting the program. THEATER Oliver! tickets are on sale at Fernandina Beach Middle School in the main office and at Amelia Awards, 817 S. Eighth St. Cost is $15f or adults and $10 for students. Performances are t onight and May 17 at 7:30 p .m. and May 18 at 2 p.m. W ith a community cast of 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. A melia Community T heatre will hold auditions for Bingo, the Winning Musical at 4:30 p.m. May 17 at 207 Cedar St. Six women and one man are needed for the cast of this musical comedy directed by Jennifer Webber, with Diane Demeranville as musicald irector. Performances are on the main stage in August. Please prepare a oneminute solo and bring sheet music for the accompanist. Dress comfortably for the movement portion of auditionsand be prepared to read from the script. Plot and characterd escriptions are on the audition page at For infor mation or to check out a script, call 261-6749 or email Fernandina Little Theatre, 1014 Beech St.,w elcomes back Mad Cowford, Jacksonville s premiere improv group, to Fernandina for one show only, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. Anyone who has spent an evening with this wacky troupe of gifted performers will testify to their talent and creativity Tickets are $7 and are available in advance at The UPS Store in the island Publix shopping center. M M e e c c h h e e t t t t i i s s f f i i n n a a l l e e Celebrate JSO Conductor Fabio Mechettis Finale today and May 17 at 8 p.m. i n the Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, with Elise Quagliata, mezzo-soprano, the womeno f the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus and Jacksonville Childrens Chorus presenting Mahlers Symphony No. 3. Tickets are $2572. Call (904 S S t t a a r r r r y y N N i i g g h h t t s s T he Starry Nights free concert series is held in the waterfront park, downtown St. M arys, Ga., the third Saturday of the month from 6-8 p.m., May through September. May 17 will feature the heartfelt vocals and saxophone tunes of Michael Hulett. Bring a picnic, a blanket or chairs. Call the St. Marys Welcome Center at (912 S S p p r r i i n n g g F F e e s s t t s s e e r r i i e e s s The Amelia Island Chamber Music F estivals SpringFest series will feature Anne Akiko Meyers and Anton Nel on May 18 at 5 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach. With 28 acclaimed albums to her credit, Anne Akiko Meyers is a sought-after violinist. Pianist Anton Nel is renowned for his B eethoven interpretation, having performed the full concerto cycle in venues around the g lobe. They will perform works of Beethoven, Ravel, Faure, and Corigliano. There will be a 7:30 p.m. post-concert dinner at Espaa, 22 S. Fourth St. Reservations recommended. U pcoming performances include violinist S usie Park of the Grammy-nominated Eroica T rio as well as a trio of violin divas, including Sarah Charness on her hot pink, sixstring electric violin. Call 261-1779 or visit F F B B M M S S c c o o n n c c e e r r t t The Fernandina Beach Middle School c horus and bands will hold a Spring Concert o n May 20 at 7 p.m. in the FBMS auditorium. T he concert is free and open to the public. F F o o l l k k F F e e s s t t i i v v a a l l The Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park will host the 62nd Annual Florida Folk Festival Memorial Day weekend, May2 3-25, on the banks of the Suwannee River. G ates open daily at 8 a.m. Advance tickets a re $25 per day or $50 for the weekend for adults and $30 per day or $60 for the week end at the gate. Children under six admitted free. Tickets are $5 for ages of six to 16 for the entire weekend. Call Elevate Ticketing at 877-569-7767 or visit www .FloridaFolk Call 1-877-635-3655 or visit J J a a z z z z a a t t b b e e a a c c h h The A merican Beach Property Owners Association presents the May jazz series concert featuring Akia Uwanda on May 31 from 4-7 p.m. at Burney Park of American Beach. Bring your lawn chairs and come out ready to have some fun. Donations accepted for future jazz series. No alcohol. C C h h i i c c a a g g o o i i n n p p a a r r k k See the 1960s band Chicago perform their hits alongside the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra at Starry Nights at Metropolitan Park on May 31. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets, and lis ten to the entire orchestra collaborate with these pop greats. Visit or call 855-502-3520. T T h h e e C C o o u u r r t t y y a a r r d d The Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Centre St., John Springer on the piano ThursdaySaturday from 6:30-10 p.m. and the piano s tyling of Steve Fingers on Saturday afternoons. Call 432-7086. Join them on F acebook at courtyardpubandeats for information on special events including appeara nces by The Usual Suspects with Pam and Davis Turner on Sunday afternoons. D D a a v v i i d d s s Davids Restaurant and Lounge, 802 Ash S t., 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 F lorida House Inn, 22 S. Third St., hosts Open Mike Night each Thursday from 7:3010:30 p.m. in the Mermaid Bar hosted by local musician Terry Smith. Musicians perform and the audience gets to hear new tale nt. Call Smith at (904 G G r r e e e e n n T T u u r r t t l l e e The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St., prese nts Vinyl Record Night every Tuesday from 7-11 p.m. Listen to LPs played on high-end turntables, talk about the medium and purchase albums. Disc jockeys JG World and Jim play an eclectic mix from their personal collection. Call 321-2324. I I n n s s t t a a n n t t G G r r o o o o v v e e The Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence Holmes, Johnny Robinson, Scott Giddons and Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday n ight at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Dress is casual. For information call Holmes a t 556-6772. 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 on Facebook. S S a a n n d d y y B B o o t t t t o o m m s s Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910 A tlantic Ave., the Macys from 6-9 p.m. live i nside W ednesdays; and line dancing classe s with Kathy Ball inside from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. Visit www.sandybottoms S S h h e e f f f f i i e e l l d d s s Shef field s at The Palace, 117 Centre St., presents late night dance mixes on Fridays w ith DJ Refresh and Saturdays with DJ 007, a nd Ladies Night with Gary Ross from 6-10 p .m. W e dnesdays. Call 491-8999 or email S S l l i i d d e e r r s s Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher A ve., live music in the tiki bar 6-10 p.m. nightly and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, r eggae Wednesdays with Pili Pili; The M acy s 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. Visit T T h h e e S S u u r r f f The Surf Restaurant & Bar, 3199 S. F letcher Ave., presents DJ Roc on the deck W ednesdays at 6 p.m., Richard Smith F ridays at 6 p.m. and the Honey Badgers S aturdays at 6 p.m. Call 261-571 1 or email M USIC NOTES Fill in the squares so that each row, column and 3-b y3 box contain the numbers 1 through 9. Solution will appear in the W edne sday B-section. W ednesday May 14, 2014 Solution O UTAND A BOUT W i seman, who helped originate the event for NHS. Last year many people said they were getting full after sampling only five or six restaurants. Providing the delicious dishes will be Arte Pizza, Bretts Waterway Cafe, Cafe Karibo, Ciao Italian Bistro, the Crab Trap, Florida House Inn, Happy Tomato Courtyard Cafe, Hola Cuban Cafe, Horizons, Island Time Fr ozen Y ogurt, Jack and Dianes Cafe, Kelleys Courtyard Cafe, Osprey Village, Pablos Mexican Restaurant, Peppers Mexican Grill and Tastys Burgers. The participating restaurants can present a new menu item or highlight a special item served at their establishment, said NHS volunteer coordinator Kelly Monti, who is spearheading this years event. The eclectic items ar e set to include seafood casser ole with fresh local shrimp and crab, mini chicken and waffles, pulled pork, marinated seafood salad, chimichangas, fajitas, pasta salad primavera, mojo pork empanadas, stuffed pork loin, mahi burgers, lamb burgers and vegan/gluten-free Moroccan Noodle Salad. Live music by Don Voll and Michele will add to the par ty atmosphere. A live auction will feature actor and singer/songwriter Nick Loren, who also co-hosts First Coast Living on WTLV-TV 12 and has appeared in many films as stunt double and stand-in for John Travolta. Live auction items will include a private tour of White Oak for up to 8 guests, and a Pampering Pooch Package that includes a lifetime membership to the NHS Dog Park. Four prize packages will be raffled off. The grand prize raffle basket, valued at more than $1,200, features four Disney one-day Hopper Passes and a two-night stay at Gaylord Palms in Orlando. The T aste & T oast food and beverage pairing is a little bit of an analogy for what the Nassau Humane Society does ever y day , Wiseman said. We bring people and pets together, and create a pairing of an indi-v idual or family with a pet well matched for t hem. A ll funds raised will go directly to the N HS shelter for operating expenses. Several pets from the shelter will be on hand Saturday night to meet and greet guests. Tickets are $50 per person and available online at, at the NHS Second Chance resale store, 1002 South 14th St., and at the NHS Dog Park, 641 Airport Road, through 3 p.m. Saturday. Tickets can also be purchased at the door, subject to availability Raffle tickets will be $10 each, or three for $25, and will be available at the event. Details on the prizes being offered, and rules, are at the NHS website. aste & Toast was designed for the Nassau Humane Society to connect with local businesses and together of fer a fun event for the local community to support the shelter , W iseman said. It is a win-win-win for everyone involved. The shelter gets much-needed support to operate, local businesses get to showcase something special that they ar e known for and the attendees get to come out for a fun night of great food and wine or beer and enjoy the par ty and win prizes. e are very fortunate that so many local businesses have donated their time and resources to help the Nassau Humane Society not just for Taste & Toast, but all of our events each year, she said. Of course, the success of an event like this also depends on our loyal supporters who attend. We hope to see you ther e, and we think youll r eally enjoy the evening. The event is presented by the Florida House Inn and Ospr ey Village. Visit T OAST Continued fr om 1B etys ideals, whether through Botox, bulimia, implants or other means. The show contains adult language and subject matter. The Good Body cast includes Michele Giltmier Diana Her man, Christie Miklas, Susan Raab, Cynthia Riegler Laura Swaim and Buf fy W ells. Dir ector T oni DAmico says, This powerful piece of theater is about all of us learning to love the body we live in. The story of The Good Body is you and it is me. The Friday May 23 per for mance is a benefit for Micahs Place, Nassau Countys only certified domestic violence center. The $30 ticket, which includes a preshow reception in the theaters mainstage lobby at 207 Cedar St., is pur chased directly from Micahs Place at either the Purple Dove Resale Center at 474311 East SR 200 in the Amelia Market Shopping Center, or by calling 491-6364, ext. 102. Items on Micahs Place wish list will be collected at all thr ee per for mances. V iew the list at www .micahsplace.or g. Tickets for May 24 and 25 are $15 and are available at or by calling 261-6749. There will be a talk back session after the May 25 matinee, and everyone who stays will be tr eated to a bowl of ice cr eam. Why ice cream? Youll understand when you see the show Doors open one hour befor e cur tain; seats are not assigned. Call 261-6749 for more information or email A CT Continued fr om 1B buildings. And while this is the 13th year that the orchestra has come to Fernandina B each for Let Freedom Ring, this time there is a special e ffort to bring the schoolchildren to the orchestra. Tickets for schoolchildren under 18 have been set at just $5, an extraordinarily low amount for such an event, providing a strong incentive for p arents to come with their kids. And, with a special feat ure recognizing the respective branches of the armed forces, and some of the marches that Americans consider their favorites, it will be a grand evening for all ages to appreciate our heritage. T he concert will open with the Star Spangled Banner, s ung by Bob Quinby of Amelia Island. This is something that Bob has been doing for the last 60 years at events. He started singing as a boy soprano soloist in New York City, and appeared on the TV program Ford Festival Theatre. Bob has sung with E ugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, and for the last 10 years with the chorus of the Jacksonville S ymphony. Quinby reminds u s that our national anthem was written to celebrate a victory of our armed forces during the war of 1812. The music selected for the concer t will include two favorites that are quintessen-t ially American: selections f rom the Rogers and H ammerstein favorite, Oklahoma; and Gershwins An American in Paris. Ther e will be lots of other traditional Memorial Day music, including mar ches. And, of course, o ne of the mar ches will be by a certain Mr. Sousa, a must f or the occasion. Central to the program is a piece titled Armed Forces Medley , arranged by Lowden. This piece includes the well-known songs of each of the ar med for ces branches, a nd those in attendance who s erved will be invited to rise w hen their song is played. This year we will have an extra local attraction, namely representatives of the armed services branches, each of whom will wear his uniform fr om the time of r etir ement, a nd will pr esent the flag of his b ranch during his song. Each o f these men is a r e sident of Amelia Island. They are: Mike Baxter, Navy, active duty from 1969 to 1979 and then from 1979 to 1994 in the reserves. Retired with rank of Navy Captain. Mike saw duty as a helicopter pilot,a nd served in San Diego and w ith the Pacific fleet. Gene Brisach, Ar m y W e st Point graduate. Gene had 28 1/2 years of active duty as a Combat Engineer and Personnel Management Specialist, r etiring as a colonel. He served inG ermany, Southeast Asia and i n and around the Pentagon. Gen. Frank Cardile, U.S. A ir For ce. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in June 1963; was promoted to brigadier general in 1988; and retired from the Air Force Aug. 1, 1992. He was a command pilot with more than 4,200 flying hours, and was awarded two Silver Star Medals for his service in Vietnam. Paul Gosnell, U.S. Air Force. Graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1968. He spent four years as an intelli gence officer, and flew the F-4 in the UK and the F-15 in Okinawa and Japan. He retired from the Pentagon as a Lt. Col. in 1991. Rober t McFarland, Coast Guard. He has been in active ser vice for 27 years. He is a Chief W ar rant Of ficer CWO-4. Still active, his marine inspections cover St. Mar ys, Ga. to Ponce Inlet in Florida. Calvin Atwood, the Marines. Calvin, who is now 90, is a W orld W ar II veteran. He served as a corporal in the Marine Corps and is a veteran of two Iwo Jima campaigns. He is the president and a boar d member of the Amelia Island Museum of History. FREEDOM Continued from 1B


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK R ELIGION 3B F R IDAY M A Y 16, 2014/News-Leader S aturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm Saturday Vigil Mass 7 pm Spanish Mass Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church Sunday Masses 8:00 am 10:00 pm 12:00 pm (noon Daily Mass 8:30am Mon, Wed,Thurs & Fri. 6 pm Tues Holy Day Masses Vigil 6 pm; Holy Day-8:30 am,6 pm Confessions: Saturday 3 pm 3:45 pm or by appt R ev.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 CHURCHI nnovative Style, Contemporary Music, C asual Atmosphere85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097 Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am Nursery ProvidedKidKredible Children Ministries Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pmConnecting with Christ... Connecting with People.FOR MORE INFO: (904Pastor Mike KwiatkowskiWorship this week at the place of your choice... Y BC D oug Sides, Senior Pastor 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 ServicesY ulee, FL32097www.Yuleebaptistchurch.comULEE85971 Harts Rd.Y BCAPTISTVisitors Always Welcome!904 HURCH In the Heart of Fernandina9N.6t hStreetDr.Wain WesberrySenior Pastor D r.Doug GanyoAssociate PastorWorship 8:30 & 11 am Sunday School 9:50 amNursery Children Youth Adults St. Peters Episcopal Church Welcomes You!Located at the corner of8th & 7:30 am Service 8:15 am Breakfast 9:00 am Service 10:10 am Christian Formation 11:00 am Service Taize Service 2nd Sunday each month at6:00 pm Celtic Service 4th Sunday of each month at 6:00 pm BLACKROCKBAPTISTCHURCH96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee261-6220 John KasperPASTORSunday Morning Worship Service -10:30 amSunday School 9:15 am Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 7:00 pm Nursery Provided www 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. 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At my h ouse, theyve come to mean something else. Ever since I dug a pond i n my front yard, Ive had one interesting experience after another. When I decided to add some colorful Koi fish, I was clueless as to whatI was in for. I t started when my neighbor told me I could have the two huge ones t hat were swimming in his pond. When I say huge, they were at least 3 0 inches long and well fed. That sounded great until I tried to move them. The thought of an easy transfer swam away as quickly as they did. I had no idea they could move s o fast. I tried cast-netting them, seine netting them, I even went as f ar as to build a trap. Nothing w orked. So, I moved to plan B g row my own. Actually, it was a nother neighbors idea. Though the ones she bought me were only three inches long, she o ffered to raise them in her tank u ntil they would be safe to release in m y pond. The few largemouth bass I have would easily gobble them up, being so small. I must say that waiti ng for those little Koi to grow was painfully slow. Truth is, the day my t hree-year-old grandson and I r eleased them in our pond, their size was questionable. The fact that they d isappeared and I didnt see them again spoke for itself. D etermined to not be defeated, I came up with a different approach. I bought a large plastic storage bin, drilled some holes in it, put a brick inside, bought some new Koi, daily f ed them, and put the lid on to keep the birds out. Unfortunately, I hadnt t hought about the raccoons. No joke, they popped the lid at night a nd got them both. After one other attempt, that I wont even try to explain, I finally decided to just let it go and focus on more important stuff. S hortly after that is when it happened. While walking around the p ond one day, I saw him a beautiful K oi fish about 13 inches long. I was in shock. Two days later, I saw the s econd one. A good six months had passed since my grandson and I had r eleased the two small Koi that my neighbor had grown. Because I hadnt seen them, and because the bass looked real happy, the conclusion seemed obvious. Boy, was I wrong. T he entire time I was feeling like I was losing the battle, God was g rowing things in the dark murky places just beyond my view. The day t hey suddenly appeared, the Lord seized the moment to talk to me. our labors are not in vain, He said. Ive been working in the secret places of your life, and in t ime, youre going to see what Ive been doing and greatly rejoice. I mmediately this scripture came to m ind. I hope it speaks to you like it did to me. Cast not away therefore your confidence, which has great r ecompense of reward. For you have need of patience, that, after you have done the will of God, you might receive the promise. For yet a little while, and He that shall c ome will come, and will not delay. Now the just shall live by faith: but if a ny man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are n ot of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul. (Hebrews 10:31-39) Robert L. Goyette is pastor of L iving Waters World Outreach Center. RELIGION NOTES H H e e l l p p n n e e e e d d e e d d Some of the Salvation Army Hope House volunteersa re heading north for cooler temperatures and they need to replace them. If you have a heart for people and time to spare this summer, call Tara to see where you might serve. In addition to volunteers, they a re in desperate need of mens s hoes and clothing. With r espect to food and hygiene, they need: 1) Bottled water 2) Sunscreen 3) Jelly 4) Canned meals, stews and soups 5) Dried beans and peas 6) Ramen noodles and mac & cheese. To serve or donate,c all 321-0435 or stop by 410 S. N inth St., on the corner of N inth and Date. C C h h u u r r c c h h a a n n n n i i v v e e r r s s a a r r y y New Zion Baptist Church is celebrating its 14th anniversary this week. Tonight at 7 p.m. is New Zion FamilyP raise & Worship Night. S unday, May 18 at 11 a.m. is m or n ing worship with guest Pr e acher Jim T i ppins, senior chaplin at Baptist Medical Center Nassau. At 4 p.m. May 18 the closeout service will feature Pastor Jeffrey K. Rumlin of Dayspring BaptistC hurch in Jacksonville. For i nformation call 261-0010. T T a a i i z z p p r r a a y y e e r r s s e e r r v v i i c c e e The St. Michael Taiz ensemble invites the public to attend a 40-minute musical service that includes simple chants sung repeatedly, a time of blessed silence and reflec-t ion, a scripture reading and p rayers of praise and inter c es sions. T a iz prayer started in World War II by the monastic community from Taiz, France and continues to this day Feel fr e e to take a little time to feel the power of His love in communal song and p rayer at St. Michael s T aiz p rayer service on May 19 at 7 p .m. in the church. T T u u e e s s d d a a y y w w o o r r s s h h i i p p How do we bring glory to God when we are persecuted?J oin The Salvation Army Hope House for worship on April 20 at noon as the Apostle Paul answers the charges brought against him and uses his captive audience to share the Good News in Acts Chapter 2 4. For more information, call 3 21-0435 or stop by 410 S. N inth St. F F r r e e e e d d i i n n n n e e r r Springhill Baptist Church will serve meals for individuals and families in need in the area on Thursday, May 22f rom 5-6:30 p.m. at the church, 9 41017 Old Nassauville Road. M eals ar e ser ved on the four t h Thursday of each month. The church also delivers meals to those who cannot come. For information call 261-4741. G G r r u u b b a a n n d d G G o o s s p p e e l l A Bible-based prayer servi ce with fr e e br eakfast of fers food for the body and the soul at 8:30 a.m. every Sunday at The Barn in Yulee, 850918 US 17, one block north of A1A at the corner of Pages Dairy Road. Call 477-7268. S S t t e e l l l l a a s s V V o o i i c c e e N ew Life Christian Fellowship invites you to a special service on June 1 at 10 a.m. with Philip Camer on, founder of Stellas Voice, a ministry dedicated to rescuing orphaned children from sex trafficking in Moldova. StellasV oice was named after a 19y ear old handicapped orphan who died fr o m AIDS after being trafficked. Come and hear stories of hope and redemption from many of the young lives r escued thr o ugh Stellas Voice and hear how you can make a difference. F or infor mation visit www n New Life is at 2701 H odges Blvd., Jacksonville. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS V V B B S S a a t t t t h h e e C C h h a a p p e e l l V acation Bible School at Amelia Plantation Chapel will be held June 9-13 fr om 10 a.m.-noon each day This year t he theme is a Jungle Safari. E ach day will be filled with Bible stories, music, refreshments, arts and crafts with an African flair pr e sented by a talented artist and art teacher. The children will even be visited by some unique animals from theO mni Nature Center. T he chapel has a Super S afari planned for the childr e n. Call the chur ch office at 277-4414 to enroll. The chapel is located behind the O mni Shops and Spa at 36 B owman Road, Amelia Island. S S p p r r i i n n g g h h i i l l l l B B a a p p t t i i s s t t V V B B S S Springhill Baptist Church 2014 VBS will be June 9-13f r om 6-8 p.m. with the theme S onT r easure Island. T r easur e seekers will play island games, create colorful crafts and enjoy tropical snacks and discover the rich tr easure of Gods love through the life of Jesus Christ. SonTreasure Island VBS is open to kids entering first through sixth grade the fall o f 2014. Register your child o nline at www springhillbap tistfb.or g or the night of VBS in the Family Life Center between 5:30-5:45 p.m. Parents must bring their children in to register and to sign in each night for their security Call the chur ch o f fice at 261-4741. S S p p y y A A c c a a d d e e m m y y Grab your secret decoder ring and put on yourr e ar v iew mirror glasses and join New Life Christian Fellowship for International Spy Academy, where youll uncover clues that will lead you to the one true God and Creator of all and where you w ill lear n to know love and l ive for the one tr u e God! This will be an action-packed and fun-filled week with games, crafts and snacks, June 16-20 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $10 per child, kindergarten to fifth grade. For infor mation and to r egis t er visit www .nlcf.or g. New L ife is located at 2701 H odges Blvd., Jacksonville. 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., Fer nandina 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. PULPIT N OTES P astor Rob Goyette FAMILY CONCERT SUNDAY SUBMITTED T he Nassau Community Band will per for m a concer t the whole family will enjoy on Sunday fr om 6-7:30 p.m. in M emorial United Methodist Churchs Maxwell Hall, north of the church, 601 Centre St., downtown Fernandina B each. Special guests will include musicians from the Emma Love Hardee Elementary Band. Admission is free. Enjoy jazzy tunes perfect for dancing, selections from childrens classic movies and songs for everyone. Learn more at and on Facebook.


A ROUND S CHOOL F R IDAY M A Y 16, 2014News-Leader 4 B CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK S UMMER 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. Visit o r call the parks office at 3103364: Camp Amelia, ages 4-12. Daily snacks; swimming; arts & crafts; indoor and outdoor activities; weekly field trips; and daily walking trips. M onday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Camp begins May 27. The MLK Summer Learning Camp is June 2-Aug. 1 Only the first 100 accepted. Lunch provided. Mandatory meeting May 29 at the MLK Center at 6 p.m. Girls Just Wanna Have F UN! Art Camp will offer drawing, painting and creating w ith watercolors, acrylics, pastels and glitter. Each girl w ill paint a canvas, create a mixed media collage, sculpt with clay and create art projects just for girls. Snacks provided. June 9-13; $100; kinder-g arten-second grade, 9 a.m.-noon, or third-sixth grade, 1-4 p.m. Island Life Art Camp. Kids will create with paint, clay, pastels, watercolors andm ore, June 16-20; $100; snacks provided; kinderg arten-second grade, 9 a.m.noon, or third-sixth grade 1-4 p .m. Art Around the World! Travel to far-off lands and learn about their world by creating art inspired fromA ustralia, Japan, Russia and Italy. Draw, paint and sculpt y our way through these exciti ng countries. June 23-27; $ 100; kinder g ar ten-second grade, 9 a.m.-noon, or thir d sixth grades 1-4 p.m. Students must have completed kinder garten. 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 E arly Impressions and The V ibe, A Youth Center, will o f f er weekly summer pr o grams for ages 3 and up, including Art Camps, Dance, Cheer Jazz and Hip Hop Camps. They will host a dance recital May 24 at 6 p.m. at Fernandina Beach MiddleS chool. Everyone is welcome. V isit www.earlyimpressionsfl. c om, call or come by Locations are 464073 SR 200, Unit 16 and 14 (cor n er of A1A and Blackr ock Road), 3109730 and 432-7146, and 463159 SR 200, (corner of A1A and US 17), 206-4170. 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 J oin Faith Christian Academy for Camp SMores Fun Camp Adventures, May 28-July 25 for children ages 412. For ages 4-5, the all-inclusive price covers childcar e, breakfast, snack and lunch for $125/week. Childr en ages 61 2 have all meals covered plus three field trips per week for $ 155/week. A r egistration fee applies. Visit www.fcaangels. com to download a brochure or call 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 will hold Sew Much Fun sewing camp for childr en and teens in mid-July for one week at Amelia Of fice Suites. For information and to reserve a place on the waiting list, contact Linda at (904 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 Histor y summer camp program for children ages 710 is June 9-20 at the museum. Campers will transform themselves into Timucuan Indian children, live in a council house and participate in clan activities like bow hunting, fishing, pottery and clothes making, sand casting, bir d watching and preparing their daily snack. For information call 261-7378, ext. 100. B B & & G G c c a a m m p p Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County invite all youngsters, ages 6-18, to sign up for the 2014 Summer Camp program. It includes arts, sports, technology lab, field trips, special projects, and is capped by the annual Summer Carnival. Summer Camp is held at both the Miller Freedom Center on Old Nassauville Road and the Roberts Learning & Achievement Center on Lime Street in Fernandina between 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 9July 25. Sign up at the club or call 261-1075 for the Miller Club, 491-9102 for the Roberts Club. B B o o o o k k L L o o f f t t p p r r o o g g r r a a m m s s The Book Loft, 214 Centre St., will hold the Dar e to Dream... summer program f or ages 6-11, June 16-July 26. Do you ever daydream? B ooks can take us to places we have never been or allow u s to imagine things differently than they really are. A lineup of authors, illustrators and presenters will inspire kids to be creative. All programs b egin at 4 p.m. Call 261-8991 or stop at the shop to register. T here is a $20 fee for the two-part Dare to Dream... A bout Nature program, due at registration. A $2/participant donation is suggested for all other programs. Seats are limited to 10 at About Nature and 20 at all other programs. Walk-ins will bea ccepted if seats are available. June 16 is ...About Magic al Creatures with illustrator Mark Wayne Adams who will d emonstrate how he creates magical creatures for his books. Participants will get a chance to create, too. June 21 is ... About Nature: Make a Difference Part 1. Wild Amelia members will help kids create lap-books about wildlife on Amelia Island. Complete the homework a ssignment and bring it to P ar t 2 for a book discount. J une 28 is ...About the Past. Jane Wood, author of Adventur e s on Amelia Island, will share pirate stories and help make pirate posters. The Amelia Island Museum of History is also scheduled to m ake an appearance. July 12 i s ...About Going on a Safari. T ake an imaginary safari with author Patsy Smith Roberts. What animals will you see along the way? July 14 is ...About Making Your Own Comics. Graphic novel writer and illustrator Josh Ulrich willd emonstrate how to build a 4p anel stor y. Take a shot at d rawing your own. July 19 is ...About Nature: Make a Dif f er e nce Par t 2. Lear n even mor e about what you can do to help Mother Natur e. Bring your lap book from Part 1 and share w hat you discovered. July 26 i s ...About a World You C reate. Michael Regina will explain his process for creating and telling stories and then guide the gr oup in developing a story together. 4 4 H H c c a a m m p p s s Camp opportunities offered by the UF/IFASN assau County Extension Service include a week-long over n ight camp in Madison, June 23-27 for ages 8-13. The campers experience learning oppor tunities r elated to a vari ety of topics like: nature, science, shooting sports, kayaking, health, and much mor e. D ay camps of fered by the Nassau County agents include Frog Camp for ages 5-10 and a cooking camp, Farm to Table, for ages 9 and up. The Nassau County 4-H agents are par tnering with the Nassau County School Board for a two-week STEM camp for stu dents entering ninth and 10th grades. This camp includes one week of Robotics activities and one week of Forensic Science activities. Camp dates and registration infor mation can be found at or call the UF/IF AS Extension office at 879-1019. F F B B C C A A c c a a m m p p s s Fer nandina Beach Christian Academy will offer exciting and cost effective camps for childr en star ting in May. Among the offerings will be Camp Cupcake, Pirates and Princess, Science Explores, Photography Camp, Legos and Lego Robotics. Parents should contact Shannon Hogue at Fernandina Beach Christian Academy for information and r egistration for ms at 491-5664. T T h h e e a a t t e e r r c c a a m m p p Amelia Community Theatre is registering campers for its two-week Broadway musical theater camp July 14-18 and July 2126. T uition is $120 for ages 812 who attend from 9 a.m.noon, and $150 for ages 13-17 who attend from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Once On this Island, Jr., this summers production, is based on Hans Christian Andersens tale of The Little Mer maid. Kristin Sakamoto, who dir ected last summer s Honk, Jr., returns as camp director. Register online at or through the box office at 207 Cedar St. Box office hours ar e 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Call 261-6749 for infor mation or to check camp availability CLASS NOTES SUBMITTED A A m m e e r r i i c c a a s s Y Y o o u u t t h h a a c c t t i i v v i i t t i i e e s s A merica s Youth Inc. has been busy this spring offering services to local youth at no cost. The not-for-profit or ganization at 902 South 11th St. has been accepted in the 2014 Northeast Florida-Southeast Georgia Regional Combined Federal Campaign. Recently Americas Youth held a Bike Rodeo organized by the city Utilities, police and Community Development depar tments and the North Florida Bike Club, which donated four bikes Additional financial support came from Sourcing Interest Group, Dawn Evans and the Cycling and Fitness Center. One young girl was taught to ride a bike for the first time. Americas Youth Camp America summer session starts May 26 for ages 5 to 17. Camp America also will be active in the Northeast Florida Community Action Agencys Data Busters summer job program. Needed are field trip sponsors, volunteers and camp mothers and fathers to man the center one or more hours every afternoon. Contact John Gilber t Sr at or 624-5383. O O l l i i v v e e r r ! Oliver! tickets ar e on sale at Fernandina Beach Middle School in the main office and at Amelia Awards, 817 S. Eighth St. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for students. Performances are tonight and May 17 at 7:30 p.m. and May 18 at 2 p.m. With a community cast of over 140 from ages 6-65, performances will sell out fast. This production, dir ected by Judy T ipton, will benefit Communities in Schools of Nassau County F F B B M M S S c c h h o o r r u u s s The Fer nandina Beach Middle School chorus and bands will hold a Spring Concert on May 20 at 7 p.m. in the FBMS auditorium. The concert is fr ee and open to the public. K K i i d d s s a a r r t t The Island Ar t Association, 18 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach, will offer free art classes for children: May 20, Preschool Art for ages 3-5 with an adult, 10:30-11:30 a.m., led by Diane Hamburg, May 24, Childr en s Ar t for ages 69, 10-11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., led by Shar on Haf fey May 24, Middle School Ar t for ages 10-13, 1-2:15 p.m., led by Sharon Haffey. Register at the gallery, 18 N. Second St., 261-7020. Classes are free and all materials are furnished. Classes held at the Education Center adjacent to the gallery. N N A A C C D D A A C C m m e e e e t t i i n n g g If you are interested in the prevention and elimination of underage drinking and other drug use within Nassau County, come see what NACDACs meetings are all about, the third Tuesday of the month. The next meeting is May 20 at 4 p.m. at the Fernandina Beach Police Depar tment Community Room, 1525 Lime St. Director of Prevention Services Kerrie Albert will talk about the Mental Health First Aid Pr ogram. Ashley Rich from Saint Simons by the Sea Hospital will be the guest speaker For infor mation visit www or call Susan Woodford or Kerrie Albert at 277-3699. P P e e c c k k H H e e a a d d S S t t a a r r t t Peck Head Start is now enrolling in Fer nandina Beach/Y ulee for childr en ages 3-5 years old. For more information contact Br enda Haf fner at 491-3631 or 491-3630; *se habla espanol. 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, Midtown Primary, located at 463159 SR 200, corner of A1A and US 17 in Y ulee, for kinder gar ten through third grade. School opens Aug. 6 with small classes and cer tified teach ers. T o learn more call 206-4170 or visit 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 Tree House Academy, 2120 Will Hardee Road, Fernandina Beach, is of fering a summer enrichment pr ogram for students at least five years old in kinder gar ten, first and second grades. Class size limited to 12. Curriculum will include the Beyond Centers and Circle Time curriculum and the book Amelia A to Z by local authors Rob and Kim Hicks. Hours are 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. T uition is $130/week plus r egistration fee and includes breakfast, lunch, snack and field trips in state appr oved van with individual seatbelts. The academy is also accepting VPK enrollment for the next school year. Call 4327078 or contact 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 Fernandina Beach (KFHB fering use of a pr eci sion flight control Cat III BATD at a r educed price ($15 hour pr oficiency/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 Program meets the thir d T uesday of each month at The Peck Center, Fernandina Beach. For mor e infor mation 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 contribu tions ar e appreciated. Contact the Nassau County School District Homeless Liaison Angie McCellan at 277-9021 for additional infor mation. T T r r o o o o p p 8 8 9 9 Boy Scout T r oop 89 meets each Monday, 6:30-8 p.m., at the Adam Kelley Scout Hut, South 13th Str eet. T roop 89, sponsored by Fernandina Beach Rotary Club for 75 years now, has a strong record of helping mold boys thr ough team work in camp ing, canoeing, hiking, backpacking, bicycling and individual endeavors in communications, personal fitness and other life-skill areas. Contact Scoutmaster Dan Matricia at 277-9611 or come to the Scout Hut during meeting times. B B a a n n d d v v i i c c t t o o r r i i o o u u s s Fernandina Beach Middle Schools band recently participated in the Music USA Band Competition in Orlando, where it earned a Superior rating, the highest a ttainable. From left, above, from back, are Adam Cazell, Josh Taylor, Liam Kiernan, Jacob Schenecker, Cade Alexander, Nick Hower, Beau Fleming, Kyle Silva, Amanda Reed, Lauren Aiello, Emma Shafer, Addie Guenther, Casey Puentes, Conner Clem, Kierston London, Brandon DeVane, Emily Pittman, Alex Braddock, Caleb Teague, Director William Jernigan, Shemayah Preliou, Aaron Volpitta, Madeline Windham, O livia Price, Emily Flint, Isabella Shell, H annah Clark, Samantha Maltagliati, C ourtney Gill, Amelie Nichol, Parker Harris, John Brown, Allison Cornelius, Maya Hernandez, Kaylee Plews, Jenna Lusardi, Rilee Robbins, Taylor Nestle, Myla Karpel, Avni Dutta, Jonah Schwend and Nick Foster. Not pictured is Sam Boswell. Left, the band celebrates at U niversal Studios in Orlando. 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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5B F RIDAY M AY 16, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader N ORM PURDUE For the News-Leader On Thursday, May 1 the local chapter of the National D ay of Prayer held its 12th annual gathering of citizenso f Nassau County, joining with over 42,000 other such gathe rings from around the nation offering prayers and petitions to God for the protection and healing of our land. This year the event was h eld at The Journey Church, 95707 Amelia Concourse. Thek eynote speaker, Dr. Frank Wright, president and CEO of t he National Religious Broadcasters, Washington, D.C., delivered a stirring message on the need for our nation to turn in prayer to G od, to repent and seek His truth. W right said, The nature of prayer is a practical express ion of what we believe and who we believe. He quoted Pope Pious the 12th, who said, A man without prayer is like a tree without roots. That p rayer is the means to receive Gods grace. W right went on to say, That we are all made in the image of God and there needs t o be respect of others who d if fer with us but at the same t ime we must defend the truth, even as we connect with o thers. But in defense of the truth, we dare not accept evil. There is much opposition to truth today. Our calling is to bear witness to the truth. A nd how do we bear witness to the truth? Wright says t hat we are to present the message of the gospel of C hrist. To take biblical truth to every segment of our culture. Revival is breaking out all over the world. W e must stand for Christ together in unity Wright closed his message with this challenging question: W i ll we stand for Christ, not o n our feet, but on our knees, and be One Voice United in P rayer? Maj. Gen. Mary Ann Krusa-Dossin, USMC (Ret. offered prayers for active duty military and veterans. Nassau County Tax Collector JohnD rew prayed for local officials, police, firefighters, first responders and our schools. Emily Kunzelmann prayed for o ur courts, nation and nationa l elected officials. Capt. Clyde M orris, USN (Ret. P ledge of Allegiance. A community choir made u p of singers from many local churches, under the direction of Don Edwards, assistant pastor and director of music at Amelia Plantation Chapel, led t he congregation in songs of p raise and worship. T he National Day of Prayer i s always held the first T hursday in May For mor e infor mation contact Norm Pur due, coordinator for the Amelia Island/Nassau County NDP, at 206-0588 or National Day of Prayer a healing time Speakers at the local National Day of Prayer included, top, fr om left, Nassau County Tax Collector John Drew, Capt. Clyde Morris, USN (Ret. Gen. Mary Ann Krusa-Dossin, USMC (Ret.m Purdue, NDP coordinator and emcee, and Dr Frank W right, keynote speaker A community choir made up of singers fr om many local chur ches, under the direct ion of Don Edwards, assistant pastor and director of music at Amelia Plantation C hapel, above, leads the congr e gation in songs of praise and worship. SUBMITTED PHOTOS Dr. Frank Wright, president and CEO of the National Religious Broadcasters, Washington, D.C., delivers a message on the need for the nation to t urn in prayer to God, to repent and seek His truth, at the National Day of Prayer service May 1. SUBMITTED The Blue Door Artists are f eaturing the contemporary artwork of Elizabeth D ion during the month of May. Lizs paintings are rich in color and energy, a true reflection of the artist herself. The Blue Door Gallery & Studios are located at 205 1/2 Centre S t. in downtown Fernandina Beach. Regular hours a re Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. ART WORKS B B i i r r d d l l i i f f e e T he Plantation Artists Guild and Gallery will feature the works of guest artist Susan Hitchcock through June 14. On May 23 from 5:30-8 p.m., the gallery will host a reception marking the o pening of a new collection of w orks by its member artists, w hich will include Hitchcocks watercolors. A Fernandina Beach resident, Hitchcocks watercolors celebrate the beautiful native and migratory birds that inhabit Floridas coastal waters and marshes. Theg aller y is located in The Spa a nd Shops at Omni Amelia I sland Plantation. K K i i d d s s a a r r t t The Island Art Association, 18 N. Second St., Fer nandina Beach, will of fer fr ee art classes for children: May 20, Preschool Art f or ages 3-5 with an adult, 1 0:30-11:30 a.m., led by Diane Hamburg, May 24, Childrens Art for ages 6-9, 10-11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., led by Shar on Haf fey May 24, Middle School Ar t for ages 10-13, 1-2:15 p.m., l ed by Sharon Haffey. R egister at the gallery, 18 N Second St., 261-7020. Classes are free and all materials are furnished. Classes held at the Education Center adjacent to the galler y M M o o s s t t l l y y A A b b o o u u t t W W a a t t e e r r T he Island Ar t Associat ions featured artist for the m onth of May is Joyce Karsko. Her show is titled Mostly About Water. Karsko paints in all thr ee mediums. She enjoys painting the beautiful landscapes of water and l and found here on Amelia. S he uses intense colors to c apture the elegant variations found here and in her imagination. After a long career as a pr ofessor of Psychology she enjoys finding the depth of feeling derived from color and kinesthetic experiences while creating her paintings. A A r r t t c c l l a a s s s s e e s s Artist Bill Maurer holds sketch classes every Thursday at 10 a.m. Meet at Amelia Island Coffee Shop, then have fun sketching ar ound town. Fee is $40. Call Bill at 261-8276 for more information. Maurer holds watercolor classes Fridays from 1:30-4 p.m. at St. Peters Episcopal Chur ch, Room 201. Cost is $210 for six sessions or a $40 dr op-in fee. All levels wel come. Lear n to paint in watercolors with Maurer, author of Sketches of Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach. Call 2618276. Visit www.maurer BLUE DOOR THEYREDYINGFOR A2ND CHANCEA A d d o o p p t t A A C C o o m m p p a a n n i i o o n n T T o o d d a a y yHOMELESS ANIMALS...A PUBLICSERVICEANNOUNCMENT BYTHENEWS-LEADER


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Brick. 3 Car Garage. 20" tile throughout living areas and screened rear patio overlooking large pond. Private section of Flora Parke. 10' ceilings, trayed in MBR. Bonus Rm 12x30. 4 Bathrooms h ave tub and shower including bonus mother-in-law room. Interior, exter ior gardens and lawn with separate well for watering. Two zone HVAC. 5-ton and 3-ton units. 5 sets of French doors. Transom windows throughout PROVIDES GREATNATURALLIGHTIN HOME. MLS#62667 $449,000 The Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market on North Seventh Street in downtown Fernandina will be open May 17 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. Here is a little more information about just three of the over 30 vendors who come week after week to bring you seasonal produce, fresh baked pastries a nd breads, honey, beef, cheese, dairy and more. Harlows All Natural Products are created by locals to Fernandina Beach, Jacob and Sarah Harlow. Their products include vegan, organic and all-natural home and personal care products made with essential oils, butt ers, salts, sugars, waxes and other natural ingredients. This husband and wife team c ombines their knowledge of chemistry, massage therapy and aromatherapy to make products without harmful preservatives and additives such as deodorants, liquid and bar soaps, lip balm, body balm, bath salts, scrubs, home and personal sprays and more. Wooks Beef Jerky comes to Amelia Island from Lakeland. Their jerky flavors i nclude Teriyaki, made with a naturally brewed soy sauce and a little wine, sugar and spices; Hickory, made with smoke flavor, herbs and a little lime juice; Pepper loaded with black pepper flavor; and Spicy C ajun, made with Cayenne and red peppers. T hese vacuum-packed treats are a wonderf ul snack to keep handy for the kids or g uests. Shepperds Farm of Callahan grows peppers that Joy Shepperd uses to create amazing flavored jelly combinations such as a hot p epper and orange, sweet pepper and m ango, or tangerine and jalapenos. Each w eek she creates a new flavor combination a nd shed love for you to stop by her booth and try a sample. T he Market Place is open on Saturdays, and well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome. Visit or call 557-8229. I ts Garden Day on May 17 at the Amelia F ar m ers Market, which will feature two of F loridas best nurseries. Both were at the recent Garden Show and are now back by popular demand. Countr y Meadows Nurser y will have a wide variety of beautiful blooming plants from their nursery in Fairfield and will highlight plants such as plumerias, trumpets and succulents. They will also have several varieties of interiors, blooming baskets and more. Also featured will be Ever Blooming Gardens. Robert, a third-generation grower, is at the market every Saturday with new, dazzling plants. He will have drift roses, l ilies of the Nile, bougainvillea, Texas sage, and all kids of other varieties. Clean Ridge Soap introduces a new line of organic soap made from 100-percent USDA Certified Organic ingredients. Unlike some lines that include a small percentage of organic ingredients, Clean Ridge O rganics are made with classified organic or USDA Certified Organic ingredients. C lean Ridge offers organic bars in lavender, peppermint or eucalyptus at $6.50 per bar, and liquid soaps in lavender, peppermint or eucalyptus for $10 per eightounce bottle. Pastries by Andrea are back every Saturday. Using all organic ingredients she offers a gourmet line of breads, muffins, fruit bars, cupcakes, pound cakes a nd more, and a specialty line for gluten free shoppers. The freshest coffee is at the market every Saturday at Flagship Coffees,a micro-batch coffee roaster of 100 percent o rganic Arabica coffee beans from Direct T rade or Certified Fair Trade farms only. M ake sure to try their Isle of Eight Flags c offee, created with Amelia Island in mind. All About U.S. features wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon from Bristol Bay, available by the whole side fillet and hot and cold s moked along with wild Alaskan weatherv ane scallops. J on of Meteor Street Produce will h ave organic produce including vineripened tomatoes, ginger, garlic, Y ukon gold and sweet potatoes, green onions, shallots, dino and red kale, portabella mushrooms, red beets, spinach, arugula and more. Jon also has a selection of organic teas and herbal tea blends and fresh herbs, a vailable as starter plants or on the spot c uttings. S ign up for the E-Mail Newsletter at The Amelia Far m ers Market is open ever y Satur d ay fr om 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Shops of the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Call 491-4872 or visit ISLAND MARKETS P P l l a a n n t t c c l l i i n n i i c c O n May 19 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Jordi will conduct a Plant Clinic at the Nassau County Extension Yulee Satellite Office, 86026 Pages Dairy Road, Yulee. Jordi will identify and offer solutions for p roblems in the landscape. Bring plant samples for free p H testing. Free and open to the public. Call (904 1 019. Master Gardeners available on Fridays at (904 491-7340. H H a a z z a a r r d d o o u u s s w w a a s s t t e e w w o o r r k k s s h h o o p p T he Florida Department of Environmental Protections N ortheast District, in partnership with the Northeast Florida Regional Council and the Nassau County Hazardous Waste Program, will hold a f ree workshop May 19 on handling of commercial haza rdous waste and the storage of used oil, at the Nassau County Emergency Operations Center, 77150 Citizens C ircle, Yulee, from 10 a.m.n oon. Space is limited. To regi ster, contact Eric Anderson at or 279.0880, ext. 178. For infor mation visit www.dep.state. hw.htm. W W o o r r l l d d W W a a r r I I I I e e v v e e n n t t F or t Clinch State Park will h old a Memorial Day weekend program May 24 and 25 in honor of the men and women who served in World War II. Explore military displays, view memorabilia and learn about the uniforms, weapons,v ehicles, and lifestyle of those w ho were part of the war duri ng the 1940s. Hours are May 24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and May 25, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. V i sit www tclinch or call 277-7274. W W a a l l k k i i n n N N a a s s s s a a u u W alkin Nassau will hold a w alk at Fort George and K ingsley Plantation on May 24. Meet at 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the Ribault Club to sign in. Fr om Amelia Island take A1A south to the Kingsley Plantation sign, tur n right. After passing the blinki ng light at Huguenot M emorial Park, the turn for K ingsley Plantation is 8/10th of a mile on your right. Follow the signs, the r o ad leads directly to the Kingsley Plantation parking lot. Following the lunch those who wish will have lunch at the Sand Dollar r estaurant. To R SVP for lunch contact Jane B ailey at 261-9884 or dnjbailey @ mind C C o o m m m m e e r r c c i i a a l l c c l l a a s s s s There is a Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM May 29, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The six-hour class is required for landscape pr ofessionals to sit for the Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance test. Once they pass the exam, this license will allow them to apply pesticides such as glyphosate (Round-up cides and insecticides to ornamental flower and shrub beds. All landscapers who apply pes ticides to ornamental plants, even hor ticultur e oil, ar e r equired to have this state license. This class is required in order to take the LCLM test. Six CEUs will be provided. The LCLM test can be taken directly after the class. The class will be held at the Yulee Extension office, 86026 Pages Dair y Road. Registration fee is $30; make checks out to Nassau County Extension. Deadline for registration is May 23. Register online at www.eventbrite. com/e/may-2014-limited-commercial-landscape-maintenance-tickets-10843127085. For questions, contact R ebecca L. Jordi at 879-1019. The following books are availa ble through the IFAS Bookstore: Applying Pesticides Properly, $20: -104-applying-pesticides-correctly-a-guide-for-pesticideapplicators-core.aspx; and O rnamental and Turfgrass Management, $20: h ttp:// -108-ornamental-and-turfgrasspest-management.aspx. M M i i t t i i g g a a t t i i o o n n c c l l a a s s s s Local homeowners are being sought to participate in t he Make Mitigation Happen Workshop May 28 at 6 p.m. at t he Peck Center, 516 South 10th St., Fernandina Beach. During the two-hour workshop participants will meet experts with valuable information on how homeowners can undertake one or more mitigation projects to strengthen their homes against the hazards that threaten Florida s uch as hurricane force winds a nd other disasters. Par ticip ants will also learn how to s ave money on the windstorm p ortion of their homeowners i nsurance premium. To register and for information visit www.BeReady Join the conversation on Twitter @FLSERT. P P l l a a n n t t s s a a l l e e N assau County Master G ardeners will conduct their s pring plant sale on May 31 from 9 a.m. until noon or until all plants are sold. Plants that have been pr opagated by Master Gardeners will be on sale at the James S. Page Gover nmental Complex in Y ulee, rain or shine. Come e arly for the best selection. F or information visit http:// e/plantsale.html or call the of fice at 879-1019. Master Gardeners are on phone duty Fridays, fr om 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 491-7340. C C u u m m b b e e r r l l a a n n d d t t r r i i p p W alkin Nassau will hold a walk on Cumberland Island, Ga., of the south end trail, including the ruins, on June 7. Participants must check in for the fer r y by 11:15 a.m. Fer r y depar ts at 11:45 a.m. and r eturns at 2:45 p.m., or continu e on the island and take the l ast ferry. Reserve your seat by calling the National Park Ser vice of f ice in downtown St. Marys, Ga., at (912 or 877-860-6787. Fee is $20 adutls/$18 seniors. Park user fee is $4, paid the day of thee vent. There is no food or d rink on the island so bring b ottled water and a snack. The walk will be about 3 miles and the ter rain can be rugged. For infor mation contact Jane Bailey at or 261-9884. Please email Jane if you want to carpool. An email will be sent so drivers and passengers can connect over the time and place to meet. U U n n i i o o n n g g a a r r r r i i s s o o n n Union Garrison at Fort Clinch State Park will be held June 7-8. History interpreters recreate life at Fort Clinch during the War Between the States the first weekend of every month. Activities may include powder ar tiller y demonstrations, medical demonstrations and soldier drills. Additionally, soldiers and civilians of fer a glimpse into garrison life by taking up duty in the laundry, infirmary, bar racks and kitchen. For times and details, call 2777274 or visit www .floridas HOME & GARDEN BRIEFS Native plant tour set L ocal plant enthusiasts will lead an informative botanicalt our of Cary State Forest in Bryceville on May 24 from 9 a .m. until noon. Explore natural areas of the forest where rare, threatened and endangered plants thrive. The tour is an opportunity for up-close viewing of beautiful orchids like the large r osebud, grass pink or snowy orchids. Several species of carn ivorous plants may also be blooming including the hooded pitcher plant, sundew and various butterworts and bladderworts. Other components of the tour include the exhibition of s pecialized wildland firefighter tools and equipment, a disc ussion of Carys timber mana gement and prescribed fire p rograms and an aerial pers pective of the forest from the top of the 80-foot Cary fire t ower. Join the North Florida Trail Blazers for a hiking experience thr o ugh the longleaf/slash pine flatwoods after the tour. Bring your camera, bug spray and close-toed shoes. W ater will be provided. Bring a lunch and enjoy it under the t all pines. The event is free and the day-use fee will be waived for tour goers. Contact Devon Mcfall at (904 5021 or Devon.McFall@fr to register and for meeting locations. Thet our is limited to 25. Cary State F or est headquarters is located a t 7465 Pavilion Road in Bryceville.


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Two sizes available to meet your companys needs. PAINTING CONSTRUCTION B B o o b b s s I I r r r r i i g g a a t t i i o o n n & & L L a a n n d d s s c c a a p p i i n n g g I I n n c c . Full Service Lawn Maintenance Landscape Design & Installation Irrigation Installation & Repair Outdoor Lighting Solutions Seasonal Lighting Projects Sod Installation & Repair Concrete Pavers & Fire Pits Deck Installation & Repair Retaining Walls &Ponds Grading Services & Drainage904-261-5040ES12000919 Scott LawsonSales ConsultantChris LoweSales ConsultantRon Anderson464054 SR 200 Yulee(904Serving Nassau County for over 20 years with WERE STILLHERE! NEW& USED CARS LAWN MAINTENANCE Place an Ad! Call 261-3696 CONCRETE Place an Ad! 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Call (904) 868-7602SOD REPLACEMENT LAWN MAINTENANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS 1 02 Lost & Found 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: (904Please inquire about our other properties on Amelia Island. Dave Turner Plumbing is Now Hiring Service Technicians Must have valid drivers license and must be experienced must be 18 years or olderApply at our office Monday thru Friday 7:30-4:30, Closed for lunch between 11:00-12:00904-277-3942474390 E. SR 200 If You Have Lost Your Pet please c heck the Nassau Humane Society f acility located at 671 Airport Rd. next t o the airport (904 Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078 License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers l icense building (904 1 04 Personals D EVOTED, Affectionate Professiona l Couple will help you, unconditionally love. Hands on with your baby. Maintain contact. Allowed expenses paid. Doug & Liz (866 Susan Stockman-FL#0342521. ANF ARE YOU PREGNANT? A childless loving married couple seeks to adopt. Will be hands on mom/dad. Financial security. Expenses paid. Dawn & Domenick 1(855 Sklar #0150789. ANF 105 Public Notice THERE IS A LIEN on the following vehicles for towing and storage and w ill be auctioned off on the listed dates b elow: on 5/28/2014 a 1992 Chevy 4DR VIN# 1G1BL53E0NR113124, a 2001 Dodge Neon VIN# 1B3ES46F01D287600 & a 2003 Buick SUV VIN#3G5DA03E33S509462 at 12n oon at 1683B S. 8th St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. (904 A LL REAL ESTATE Advertised H erein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, h andicap, familial status or national origin, or the intention to mak e an y such preference, limitation or discrimination. The News-Leader will not knowingly accept any advertising f or real estate which is in violation o f the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings adv ertised are a v ailable on an equal opportunit y basis. If you 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 H ousing and Urban Development HUD 1(800 t he hearing impaired 1(800 9275. associate rep SUMMER WORK GREAT PAY! I mmed F T/PT openings, customer sales/svc, will train, conditions apply, all ages 17+, C all A S AP! (904 FULL TIME OPPORTUNITY for u pbeat customer service driven individual with retail experience,n atur al foods knowledge, and a passion for healthy living. Competitive Pay & E xcellent Benefits package. Send r esume to: or fax to (904 also available at Nassau Health Foods. MAINTENANCE HELPER N assau Count y has an opening for a Maintenance Helper at $10.83 hourly plus benefits. R equires high school diploma or GED and experience in the field of Agriculture or Construction t rades as a general laborer, and a valid drivers license. Applications will be accepted thru May 27, 2014 and can be obtained in the Human Resources Department located at 96135 NassauP lace, Suite 5, Yulee, FL 32097. Phone (904904 or www .nassaucount EOE/ M /F/D/V Drug Free Workplace. E MPLOYMENT 2 01 Help Wanted PLANS EXAMINER Nassau County has an opening for a P lans Examiner at $47,487.34 annually plus benefits. Requires a high school diploma/GED supplemented by two (2 to three (3ears of experience in Plan R eview, Construction and/or Building Inspection. Must possess and maintain a State of Florida Standard Building Inspector's certification and State of F lorida Standard Plans Examiner c ertification. Must also possess and maintain a certification as a one (1 and two (2amily Building Inspector or preferably a State of Florida S tandard Certification as a one (1 two (2amily Plans Examiner or possess and maintain a State of Florida Standard Plans Examiner in all four (4t echnical categories (building, e lectrical, mechanical and plumbing). Must possess and maintain a valid state drivers license. Applications will be accepted thru May 27, 2014. Application & job description can be o btained from the Human Resources Department located at 96135 Nassau Place, Suite 5, Yulee, FL 32097 or by m ail. Phone (904 ( 904)321-5797 or online at EOE/M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace. CLASSIC CARPETS Inside sales, e xp. w/Word, Excel & Quickbooks. Saturday work required. $10/hr. Fax resume to (904 H AMPTON INN at the Beach is seeking maintenance assistant. Apply online at LANDSCAPE TECHNICIAN NEEDED P /T must ha v e experience with weed eater & edger Residential homes in F ernandina Beach area. (904 A PARTMENT MAINTENANCE P OSITION AVAILABLE R equires tools, experience, & reliable t ransportation. Position includes basic p lumbing, HVAC, electrical, carpentry, painting, & appliance repair. Part-time. Pay will vary with experience. References & background a requirement. P lease apply at Post Oak Apts., 996 C itrona Dr., Fernandina Beach, FL or call (904 HIRING for a skilled saw man & nail d river for a very competitive construction crew 40 hrs a week in Camden C o., GA. Need to have license and be reliable. Call Ben at (912 Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process medical claims from home. Call the F eder al T r ade Commission to find out h ow to spot medical billing scams. 1 (877 T C -HELP A message from the News-Leader and the F T C. EARLY CLASSIFIED DEADLINES Memorial Day Holiday I n observance of Memorial D ay, the N ews-Leader w ill b e closed on Monday, May 2 6th. The deadline to p lace a classified line ad in t he Wednesday, May 28th e dition will be Friday, May 2 3rd at 4pm. S TRONG HELPER NEEDED for appliance deliv eries daily. Moving exp. a plus. Must have transp. & clean backg round. Call Chad at (904 HELP WANTED Full time. Hourly & commission. V acation pa y, benefits, insurance. Large national company seeking motivated person. Sales experience preferred. Call Information Center (904. Tina, Manager 2 01 Help Wanted ATTN: DRIVERS! $$$ Top Pay $$$. Be a name, not a number. Quality home time. BCBS + Pet & Rider. O rientation. Sign on bonus. CDL-A. (877www .ad-driv ANF 25 DRIVER TRAINEESNeeded Now Learn to drive for Werner Enterprises. Earn $750/wk. No experience needed. L ocal CDL training. Job ready in 15 days. 1-888-368-1964. ANF WANTED P/T Housekeeper/Maintena nce Assistant & P/T Breakfast Cook. A pply in person at S easide Amelia Inn 2900 Atlantic Ave., or call Olivia at (904 COLONIAL LIFE is seeking B2B s ales reps. Commissions average $56K+/yr. Training & leads. Sales experience required, LA&H license preferred. Call Jessica (904 A NF REAL ESTATE COMPANY now hiring housekeepers. Best pay on Amelia andf lexible schedules. Saturdays mandat ory. (904 DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this R e gional Account. Werner E nterprises: 1-855-515-8447 EXPERIENCED OTR FLATBED DRIVERSearn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to qualified drivers. Home most weekends. (843 / www .bulldoghiw a y .com EOE. ANF NEEDED: GROUND CREW/DRIVER Must be experienced and ha ve own transportation to and from work. Call (904 F T MEDICAL ASSISTANT NEEDED Computer skills a must. Email resume to: P ROFESSIONAL BOOK KEEPER WANTED for local private business g roup in the areas of retail and transportation. Must have experience. Please send resume with cover letter to info@triplegr a O FFICE ASSISTANT -Come be a part of one of the largest furniture s howrooms in the Southeast! Part-time Office Assistant opportunity a vailable with Lotts Furniture at store in Fernandina Beach. Requires excellent customer service skills, computer skills, and organizational skills. Please email y o ur resume to i 2 04 Work Wanted SEMI RETIRED ELECTRICIAN Small jobs welcomed. (904 NEED YOUR HOUSE OR BUSINESS CLEANED? Call Island Breeze Cleaning Services. F ree estimates. Call (904 HANDYMAN Int. & ext. work. 15 years exp. No job too big. Senior & war vet discounts. Call (904-7608 or cell (586 207 Business O pportunities OWN YOUR OWNMedical Alert Co. Bed the 1st & only distributor in your area. unlimited $ return, Small investment required. Call toll free 1844-225-1200. ANF EDUCATION 3 01 Schools & I nstruction AIRLINE CAREERS begin here Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing & financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877 9260, www ANF 3 05 Tutoring DOES YOUR 1st or 2nd Grader need a tutor this summer? I also teach beg.g uitar for all ages. $15/hr for tutoring & $15/per 1 hr for guitar instr. Refs available. Call Michelle (650 M ERCHANDISE 6 01 Garage Sales HUGE GARAGE SALE corner of Hendricks Rd. & Greenberry Rd. Sat. 5/17 & Sun. 5/18, 8am-? Somethingf or everyone. Antiques, tools, furniture, c lothing, knick-knacks. Rain or shine. COME ONE, COMEALL! O n S aturday, May 17, 2014 f rom 8:00am to 1:00pm Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (2600 A tlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach), w ill be having a Yard Sale. Profits from the yard sale will benefit the Churchs 50th Anniversary Celebration. YARD SALE Sat., 8am-3pm & Sun., 8am-1pm. Dove Rd., Yulee. Look for signs. Furniture, and lots of misc. i tems. ABSOLUTELY NO EARLY BIRDS!!! MOVING SALE Sat. 5/17, 8am-2pm. 95512 Sonoma Dr. Pilates machine, w asher/dryer, chest freezer, womens s hoes size 12/13, womens clothing, recliner, kitchenware, too much to list. M OVING SALE S at. 5/17, 8am12pm Furniture, bik es, toys, clothes, kitchen items, yard tools, refrigerator, linens, patio furniture & much more. 2864 Eastwind Dr., Ocean Reach Subd. YARD SALE Sat. 5/17, 8am-? No early birds. 92042 Crane Dr., Piney Island. YARD SALE 86730 Pages Dairy Rd., Yulee. Two weekends: May 16 & 17 and May 23 & 24, 8am-2pm. Come back next weekend, we will have more! 6 01 Garage Sales S AT. 4/17, 8AM-1PM 86183 Meadowwood Dr. Plants!!! Toys, baby items, boys clothing, ladies bike,. assorted remodeling, misc. household. E STATE SALE Thurs. 5/15 & Fri. 5/16, 9am-6pm. 32311 Grand Park Blvd. off Chester A ve. in the Flora Park Subdivision. Yulee/Fern Bch. CAT ANGELS YARD SALE Cleaning out the garage. Sat. 5/17, 9am-1pm. 709 S. 8th St. COMMUNITY YARD SALE Roses Bluff, Sat. 5/17 8am-12 noon. ChesterR d (3mioses Bluff Rd. right i nto Roses Bluff neighborhood. Many yard sale items at many homes. M OVING SALE A rbours Subd. off Will Hardee, 2156 Lumina Ct., Fernandina. Fri. 5/16, Sat. 5/17 &S un, 5/18, 8am-1pm. Lots of f urniture, 10 years of misc. accumulation. (904 ESTATE SALE 305 Lighthouse Ln. Fri. 5/16 & Sat. 5/17, 9am-5pm. Furniture, housewares, clothing, tools, k nick-knacks, & lots more. L OTS OF STUFF! including furniture, t ools & kids stuff. ALL MUST GO! Sat 5/7, 9am until all is gone. 96438 Otter Run Dr. EARLY CLASSIFIED DEADLINES Memorial Day Holiday In observance of Memorial D ay, the N ews-Leader w ill be closed on Monday, May 2 6th. The deadline to place a classified line ad int he Wednesday, May 28th edition will be Friday, May 2 3rd at 4pm.


8B F RIDAY M AY 16 2014 CLASSIFIEDS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK W/D Connections Large Closets Private Patios Sparkling Pool Tennis Courts Exercise Room City Apartments with Country Charm!Close to schools & shopping. 20 minutes to JacksonvilleCall Today!(9043Bedroom Special$775/mo.37149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 Sat. /Sun. by Appt.Eastwood OaksAPARTMENTS 37149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 Sat. /Sun. by Appt.Renovated units nowavailable! Call for Pricing! DRASTIC$$REDUCTION3,500 condo reduced to $200,000 firm medical,sales or professional.Best priced office o n Amelia Island! BUSINESSES FOR SALE Caf turnkey operation ideal forowner-operator & priced to sellDELIORTAKEOUT SPACELowdown Fully equipped ready to go. Lowlease rate Now taking offers 1,000 Sq.Ft office suite w/ all utilities & high speed internet.Reduced to $850/ monthAmelia Coastal RealtyACRFL.comContact: Phil Griffin T: 904.556.9140 E: RENTALS 904.261.4066LASSERRER eal Estate, Inc.www.lasserrerealestate.comRESIDENTIAL L ONG TERM RENT ALS 3BR/2BA home on Lofton Creek 2 ,600 sq.ft.,dock,garage/workshop, l arge lot,gourmet kitchen,many other b onuses.$1,950/mo.Plus utilities. 551 S.Fletcher 2br 1ba upstairs,2 car garage,ocean view deck,$1,250 includes water sewer and garbage Ocean Park Condo 3br 2ba furnished w ith utilities,2nd floor,1 car garage, $ 1,950 monthly + taxV A CA TION RENT AL AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHLY 2 BR/1BA Ocean-view.487 S.Fletcher. Across the street from the beach.All util,wi-fi,TV & phone. 3BR/3BA townhome in Sandpiper L oop$1850/wk plus taxes&cleaning fee. 1801 S.Fletcher 2BR/1BA furnished B each Cottage,monthly rental great for extended vacations,winter rental, orlonger.Public beach access close, call office to inspect now vacant.C OMMER C IAL 13 & 15 North 3rd Street,Historic District 1500 + Sq.Ft.$2,400.00/mo. Two 800sf Office/Retail spaces,can b ejoined for one,1,600 sq ft space, A IA next to Peacock Electric $12/sq. ft +CAM & Tax Amelia Park Unit B small office (2 rooms) with bath,576 sq.ft. $1050/mo.+ sales tax. 1839 S.8th St.adjacent to Huddle House,1,800 sq.ft.$1700/ + tax.Sale also considered. Thefoodpantryneeds donations ofnon-perishable food items all year round. For more information, call:261-70001303 Jasmine Fernandina B each,FL Connecting People, Help & Hope 601 Garage Sales B. LANGSTONS PRESENTS only the very best.... F urniture; Henredon, Slign, Drexel, M. Smith. Art (listed artists Porcelains, china, glassware, j ewelry. Books (WWII f lorals, lighting, rugs, etc. 85275 Napeague Dr., Fernandina Beach. Thurs., 1-6 Fri. & Sat., 9-5 Y ARD SALE/MOVING SALE Furniture, home decor, great toys & books. All must go. Fri. 5/16, 6am5 pm & Sat. 5/17, 6am-1pm. 96014 B lackrock Hammock Dr. 602 Articles for Sale FOR SALE Full size Sleep Number adjustable base, never been used, original cost $1,600. $1,000/OBO. (904 FOR SALE Scrap electrics, wire, cable, metal & much more. Call (904 261-7729. INFRARED SAUNA FOR SALE Complete with Blaupunkt sound system. $1200/OBO. Purchaser must dismantle. Call (904 AVON Rep Since 1974 Buy or sell. C all (904 6 03 Miscellaneous MISS SUNSHINE Pop Star Music P ageant Hey girls! Heres your c hance. Win $5000 cash, a recording contract & many more prizes! 18+ only ( ANF 6 09 Appliances ( 3) COMMERCIAL UPRIGHTDouble G lass Door Refrigerated Boxes in good working order. They make excellent beer refrigerators & extras torage for parties & holiday leftovers. ( 904) 583-5969 RECREATION 701 Boats & Trailers 14 ALUMINUM SEMI-V BOAT & tr ailer, $500. (904 R EAL ESTATE SALES 8 02 Mobile Homes 3BR/2BA MOBILE HOME for sale as is, on 1/2 acre. Needs a little TLC. $35,000 firm. Call (904 806 Waterfront W aterfront Homes & Lots Call (904 L asserre, Realtor. 8 08 Off Island/Yulee FSBO Doublewide on acre and a half o n Haven Rd. in Yulee, FL. Asking $88,000. Mark et v a lue $92,000. Call ( 386)365-7262. 8 11 Commercial/Retail RESTAURANT FOR SALE Ongoing o peration, fully equipped. High 6 figure s ales. Great location. Modern building, good lease. For appointment, and confidential information, please call( 904) 813-3510. REAL ESTATE R ENTALS 8 51 Roommate Wanted RETIRED WIDOW wishes to share her home with same. References.S end background and wishes to: b M ATURE WOMAN i n F.B. with disability seeks female live-in caregiver in exchange for rent. No drugs, alcohol or criminal record, and a job. 6245195 8 52 Mobile Homes AFFORDABLE LIVING Bring your R V to live on a campground for $425/ mo. All utilities included. Ask about senior citizen special. (904 YULEE Nice SW 2BR/1BA, $500/mo. water & sewer incl. Also, 2BR SW rent t o own available, $650/mo. Call (904 5 01-5999. S W 2BR/2BA $ 700/mo. Water & sewer incl. Nassauville. (904 S TATIONARY RVS f or rent weekly or monthly. Call (904 ON ISLAND Sm eff $145 wk/$580 mo. 2&3BR SWMH in park $695-$895/ mo. ALSO2/1 apt N. 14th St. $795/ mo + dep & utils. Call 261-5034. 8 56 Apartments Unfurnished APARTMENT FOR RENT The Palms, gated security, pool, 2BR/2BA, W/D included. $950/mo. + $500 dep. (904 5 48-0183 or (904 858 Condos-Unfurnished 3BR/2.5BA CONDO Gated, 5 miles to beach, neutral colors, W/D, garage. $1200/mo + 1 mo. deposit. Service animals only. Call (904 1BR/1BA GATED AMELIA LAKES Marble floors, cathedral ceilings, fitness center, pool. Includes water, sewer & trash. $750/mo. (904 8 59 Homes-Furnished OCEANFRONT Old duplex 3BR/2BA. 6 months $1200/mo. + $200 for utilities or $1400/mo. Dep $1400. Pets a llowed with pet fee. Or unfurnished. Call Fr ank (904athy ( 904)557-6071. 860 Homes-Unfurnished 860 Homes-Unfurnished O FF ISLAND TOWNHOME in Stoney Creek gated communit y 3BR/2.5BA. R ent $1100/mo Call The R eal Estate Centre (904 3BR/2BA Nice, spacious home on island. Open kitchen with all appliances. sunroom, gar age, & fenced y ard. 1548 Penbrook Dr. in Lakewood. $1400/mo. (904 VISITwww.chaplinwilliamsrentals. com for the most recent information o n Long Term Rentals. Updated Daily. C haplin Williams Rentals, The Area's P remier Rental Company HISTORIC AREA COTTAGE 1BR/ 1BA, fenced yard, carport, utility shed. $650/mo. + $750 deposit. 6 mo lease. 505 Cedar St. (904 HOUSE 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 8 52 Mobile Homes E ARLY CLASSIFIED DEADLINES Memorial Day Holiday In observance of Memorial Day, the News-Leader will be closed on Monday, May 26th. The deadline to place a classified line ad in the Wednesday, May 28th edition will be Friday, May 23rd at 4pm. BEACHWAY BEAUTIFUL HOME 4 BR/2BA, 1900 sf, 2-car garage, water softener, fans in all rooms, large back yard. $1300/mo. 904-206-2841 861 Vacation Rentals OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA & 2BR/1BA. Call (904 Realtor, for special rates. 8 63 Office SPACE AVAILABLE Amelias premier business address on Sadler Rd. From o ne office to an entire floor. Must see. ( 904)557-1817 EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office space from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft. Includes utilities, Internet, common area receptionist, conference room, break room, & security. For info call (904 866 Wanted to Rent R ENTAL WantedL ong term. Female 55+, non-smok er, quiet, clean, r esponsible pet owner. Need 2BR, no carpet. Under $1000. Ref avail. 6177 33-5312 TRANSPORTATION 901 Automobiles CAR FOR SALE 1999 Lincoln T own Car Silv er, 113,000 miles, leather interior. Call (904 CAR FOR SALE 2001 Chrysler Concorde. 2 previous adult owners.C old A/C, 4-door clean, great mileage. $2500 firm. (904