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City votes to pursue Kavanaugh lawsuit A NGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader Fernandina Beach Commissioners v oted unanimously Tuesday to instruct City Attorney Tammi Bach to proceed with a lawsuit against local attorney Clinch Kavanaugh over a publicr ecor ds request by him May 30. K avanaugh was denied his request f or a transcript of a May 7 attor ney/ c lient meeting because, accor d ing to Bach, the meeting was exempt from public records laws. Kavanaugh claims a transcript should be made available because the shade meeting violated Sunshine laws due to the fact that some attor n eys present were not officially hired b y the city commission. T he May 7 meeting included attor neys from two law firms, the city attorney and city commissioners, who met to discuss a class-action lawsuit against the city regarding city impact fees. Bach said at T uesday s meeting she filed the lawsuit against K avanaugh so it would be pr o ven in c our t that the shade meeting was l awful. I just want the cour t to say its been done correctly, Bach said. She added the lawsuit was a reaction fr om her to pr otect the city. But Kavanaugh claims Bachs lawsuit against him also is illegal because i t was filed prior to public approval of the city commission by resolution. In a June 6 email to Bach, Kavanaugh wrote that she had plenty of time to pass a r esolution as r equired by the City Charter ... instead, you held a de facto meeting out of the Sunshine to authorize the filing of a slap suit, bankr olled by the taxpayer and now you are trying to cover it up to protect your clients from Sunshine violation char ges. Nice tr y . our lawsuit is void ab initio, Kavanaugh wr ote. Y ou can NOT resurrect it with a subsequent resolution. Your clients are guilty of multiple Sunshine and public records violations. Kavanaugh in the email also asked for a transcript of the private June 3 meeting during which the lawsuit was authorized by commissioners. In an email to Kavanaugh, Bach wrote, Because of the seriousness of your charge in your (May 30 requesting an exempt record ... I felt the suit needed to be initiated befor e the commission could meet with me again. The suit will not move forward without a commission r esolution. According to the complaint against CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK News-Leader 1 6 0th year No. 50 C op yright, 2014 The News-Leader Fernandina Beach, FL Printed on 100% recycled newsprint with soy based ink. F RIDAY J UNE 20, 2014 /20 P AGES 2 S ECTIONS CITY Continued on 3A $ 1.00 I I N N D D E E X X C LASSIFIEDS ...............................6B C OMMUNITY ............................ 8A E DIT ORIAL .................................. 7A M USIC N OTES .....................................2B O BITUARIES ...........................................2A O UT AND A B OUT ................. 2B R ELIGION ..................................................3B S CHOOL N EW S ................................... 4B S ERVICE D IRECT ORY ....................... 6B S PORTS ....................................................10A S UDOKU ......................................2B S S E E A A T T U U R R T T L L E E N N E E S S T T I I N N G G S S E E A A S S O O N N 2014 Nests: 38 2012 Nests: 189 Hatchlings: 14,096 P P l l e e a a s s e e t t u u r r n n o o f f f f o o r r r r e e d d i i r r e e c c t t l l i i g g h h t t s s s s h h i i n n i i n n g g d d i i r r e e c c t t l l y y o o n n t t h h e e b b e e a a c c h h . 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 . M ARY MAGUIRE News-Leader The sidewalks at the county courthouse in Yulee are failing and it is expected to cost almost $100,000 to fix them. The countys Facilities Director Bob Knott discovered widespread c racking in the sidewalks during an inspection last month. There is widespread cracking from the parking lot to the front door, said Knott. Im appalled that this is happening in a building that is nine y ears old. Knott said that the cracks are wide enough to cause problems for people walking into and out of the building. Its open enough that a woman in t hose spiked high heels could break an ankle, said Knott. A ccording to Knott, the problem started when the concrete was origin ally poured. He said that plastic spacers, known as zip strips, inserted into wet concrete were not removed, as required. These zip strips, said Knott, are used to control random cracking. Sidewalk repairs to cost $100,000 CRACKS Continued on 3A MARY MAGUIRE News-Leader New name. New signs. Now that the judicial annex in Yulee is operating as the Robert M. Foster Justice Center, plans are under w ay for new signage. Initial sketches are not being released publicly yet, but a preliminary look offered by a county official shows a stately combination of red brick and limestone as well as letteri ng in a formal Roman font. The preliminary design plan also i ncludes a prominent spot for the county seal and decorative spheres. Both are shown to be cast in bronze. It is a traditional and elegant scheme designed to comm and attention and respect for what is arguably the countys most important public building. I have always wanted this buildi ng to be beautiful internally and e xternally, said Nassau Countys chief administrative law Judge Robert Foster. The county commission named the building in Fosters honor in April. It had been known as the Nassau County Judicial Annex since it was built 10 years ago. Foster has maintained a lead role i n the design and care of the courthouse. This includes the design of the new signs. New signs to grace Foster Justice Center FOSTER Continued on 3A Foster NBC PHOTOS A merican Ninja Warrior contestant Stephen France of Yulee is the first amputee to compete. Above, France acknowledges the crowd b efore competing on the TV show and makes his way through the obstacle course. Below, France works out at Club 14 Fitness in F ernandina Beach, including an upside-down pushup to increase upper body strength. Amputee makes Ninja history HEA THER A PERRY News-Leader G G rowing up in Yulee, the s on of Larry and Annette F rance, Stephen France b egan karate training when he was 10, steadily increasing his skills to the point where he began entering tour naments. I was definitely a competition guy. I was placing in tournaments and always doing well. Out of 18 tournaments, he legitim ately placed in 15 of them. H e competed in the Junior Olympics in 1994 and was in train ing to tr y out for the Beijing Olympics in tae kwon do when life thr ew him a cur v e. In 2005, he started working at a truss factory. It was a r e ally good foundation. I got paid to beat up wood, he quips. e ams competed against one another to see which could get the most board footage for the day. I worked eight hours at the job and then went to karate class for a cou p le hours. H is Olympic dr eams wer e c rushed when a two-ton press at the t russ factory ran over his leg in 2006. I was just in the wr o ng place at the wrong time. My foot was broken acr o ss the top fr o m side to side. I had nine sur geries. France endured almost constant pain in his foot, and nothing he tried could ease it. I was taking four dif ferent kinds o f pain medicine and walking with a c ane. I couldnt run, I couldnt jump. I couldnt play with my nieces and nephews. My mobility was down to n othing. I knew in the beginning t hat the foot was gonna have to come off, it was just getting the doctors on board. Finally France told his primar y physician that the medicine wasn t helping and it was time for surgery because he wanted to get back intok arate. H e was r e fer red to orthopaedic s urgeon Dr. Hudson Berrey at UF Health in Jacksonville for the amputation. He explained to Ber r ey that the pain was inter fering with his athletics and he wanted his foot r e moved. He showed Ber rey how he could k ick with his foot, but was unable to h it anything with it. H e had the surgery in October PHOTOS BY HEA THER A. PERR Y/NEWS-LEADER W e can do an ything we set o ur minds to, the sk ys the limit. You put your mind to it, you let your heart believe it, and you make your body do it. STEPHEN FR ANCE A MERICAN NINJ A W ARRIOR CONTESTANT NINJA Continued on 5A


W ith staggering numbers o f homeless veterans being r ecorded in the United S tates, suppor t ive services f or veterans and their famil ies ar e more important than ever Family Suppor t Ser vices of Nor t h Florida (FSS Florida Community Prevention Center and its services available to local veterans at the next Breakfast Learning Series, June 24 at 9 a.m. FSS offers the free educational program at its Nassau County office, 96016 Lofton Square Court in Yulee. Networking and continental br eakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.; program from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Register to attend at FSS.BLS.Nassau@ or 225-5347. Guest speaker Latrece M. Rowell, chief executive officer, Florida Community Prevention Center, Inc., will discuss the center s supportive services, eligibility and scr eening tools, referrals for assistance and links to available care. 2A F RIDAY J UNE 20, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 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 (90 4) 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 Of fice 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, 511 Ash Street, P.O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Periodicals postage paid at Fernandina Beach, Fla. (USPS 189-900) ISSN# 0163-4011. 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, FL 32035. The News-Leader may only be sold by persons or businesses authorized by the publisher or circulation director. NOTICE T O 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 advertising is subject to the approval of the publisher The NewsLeader 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 con trary to the general standard of advertising acceptance. SUBSCRIPTION RATES 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. Church Notes: Monday, 5 p.m. People and Places: Thursday, 3 p.m. ADVERTISING DEADLINES WEDNESDA YNEWS-LEADER Classified Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m.* Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m. Legal Notices: Friday, noon Retail Advertising: Friday 3 p.m. FRIDAYNEWS-LEADER Classified Ads: Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. Classified Display: Tuesday, 5 p.m. Retail Advertising: Tuesday, 3 p.m. Monday holidays will move the Classified deadline to Friday at 5 p.m. OBITUARIES WEEKLY UPDATE F F o o o o d d , w w a a t t e e r r & & b b u u g g s s p p r r a a y y The Salvation Army Hope House is cur r ently in need of insect r epellant, bot tled water and all types of non-perishable food. Ideas for food include: 1) Jelly 2) Spaghetti sauce and noodles 3) Canned vegetables 4) Canned fruit 5) Soups: both condensed and ready to eat 6) Grits, rice and oatmeal 7) Any BOGO non-perishable item. Located at 410 S. Ninth St., at the corner of Ninth and Date streets. M M a a s s t t e e r r G G a a r r d d e e n n e e r r p p r r o o g g r r a a m m Applications for the Nassau County Master Gar dener volunteer program are now available online. The deadline is June 27. For an overview of the Master Gardener program, an application and to complete the pre-test, see gnassau.html. For additional questions, contact the Extension of fice at 879-1019, or Rebecca Jor di at A A d d o o p p t t a a C C a a t t M M o o n n t t h h Visit with the Cats Angels Kitties every Sunday in June at Cats Angels Adoption Center, 709 S. Eighth St., from noon til 3 p.m. The goal is to find for ever homes for many of its cats during National Adopt a Cat Month. Every Sunday in June Cats Angels will hold special incentives at its Adoption Center. Visit or call 3212267 for more information. F F A A M M U U a a l l u u m m n n i i The local chapter of F AMU Alumni Association will meet June 21 at 3:30 p.m. at the Peck Community Center Library to share and update information. All are welcome, alumni, students/parents of FAMU and friends. Contact J.M. Smith 261-7906 for information. B B l l o o o o d d d d r r i i v v e e The Fer nandina Pirates Club will host a blood drive on June 21 fr om 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Loop on Sadler Road V isit www F F a a m m i i l l y y r r e e u u n n i i o o n n The 35th annual Bennett r eunion will be held June 21 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Peters Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic Ave., Fer nandina Beach. V V i i e e t t n n a a m m V V e e t t s s m m e e e e t t The V ietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1088, Nassau County monthly membership meeting will be held on June 23 at 7 p.m. at The Ark of Nassau, 86051 Hamilton St., Yulee, off US 17 just north of A1A. Call 333-0147 for information. G G u u n n c c o o u u r r s s e e s s Gar y W Belson Associates Inc. will hold a concealed weapon license course at 6:30 p.m. June 24. A basic with defensive tactics course will be held at 7:45 a.m. June 28. For infor mation, contact Belson at 491-8358, (904 M rs. Jill Auburn M rs. Jill Auburn, age 77, of Fernandina Beach, passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville. Born in Perth Amboy, NJ, she was the youngest of two daughters born to the late Harold Walter and Ellen Ruth S chultz Dunham. Growing up, she was a graduate of Woodbridge High School, Class of 1953. After high school, she attended the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women and Temple University in Ambler, PA. After graduating in 1955 s he married her high school sweetheart, Arthur Douglas Auburn. The newlyweds lived with family for a time before designing and building a home of their own in Fords, NJ. This would be the house in which they would raise their children and their nieces, who joined t he family after the untimely death of Jills sister and brother-in-law. This would remain their home until moving to Amelia Island in 2000. Mrs. Auburn had worked as an Executive Secretary withM erck Pharmaceuticals, W.R. Grace Chemicals and CibaGeigy until retiring in 1997. The Auburn family were members of the Raritan Yacht Club where they spent many hours sailing aboard their 27 foot Catalina, Endorphin. Mrs. A uburn was an active memb er of the R Y C Ladies Auxili ary and especially enjoyed extended sailing trips from New Jersey to Connecticut and the stops at waterfront restaurants on Long Island. Anyone that knew her knew of her love of and exten-s ive knowledge of hor ticul t ur e She possessed an eye for and had an immense ability to recall the most intricate of details. Her passion for whatever she undertook was obvio us in her pieces of personally thrown pottery, painted china, oil paintings and gourmet cooking. In addition to her many other passions, she spent untold hours k nitting. She knitted items of clothing for her family members; many becoming sought after heirlooms. Mrs. Auburn was a Master Gardener, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a Dame, (a lineal descendant of one of the B arons of England who secured the Magna Charta). She and her husband were also docents at the Mighty Eighth Airforce Museum in Pooler, GA. She and her husbands love of sailing led them to become members of the United States Coast Guard A uxiliary after coming to Fernandina Beach and they taught the Boating Safety and Seamanship Classes at the Amelia Island Lighthouse. She leaves behind, her husband of 58 years, DougA uburn, Fernandina Beach, FL, their son, Ross and his wife Dr. Ann Auburn, Caledonia, MI, their daughter, Kimberly Auburn, Fernandina Beach, FL, nieces, Leigh Overton Boyd, Leslie Overton, Lisa Overton Calvin, Lizbeth O verton and two grandchild r e n, Jaccob and Katie Dean. H er family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 pm on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations may be made in Jill Auburns name to theW ounded W ar rior Pr oject, w ww woundedwar riorpr Please share her Life Legacy at Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors M ildred Irene Walton M rs. Mildred Irene Walton, a ge 88, of Yulee, passed away o n W e dnesday mor ning, June 18, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center Nassau. Bor n in Union, WV she was second oldest of seven children born to the late Johna nd Marjorie G anoe Akers. After graduat ing from high school she moved to Alexandria, V A to ser ve as a Nanny While liv ing in Alexandria, she met a young sailor, William Henderson Walton, whom she wouldm arry in 1945. The newlyweds l ived in Alexandria until Mr Walton was transferred to NAS Jacksonville. Upon arriving in Jacksonville, the Waltons settled in the Lake Forest section of North Jacksonville. While raising their childr en, Mrs. W alton worked as a Bookkeeper for Paul Lewis T ire Company on Lem Turner Road. The W alton family attended the Grand Park Baptist Church in Jacksonville, which would later move and become West Park Baptist Church. In 1977 Mrs. Walton and her husband moved to Y ulee. Since settling in Yulee, t hey have attended Hedges B aptist Chur c h. Mrs. W a lton s family recalls her enjoyment derived from baking, canning, sewing and working in their garden. She leaves behind, her husband of 68 years, Bill Walton, Yulee, FL, one son, Wayne H.W alton (Carol), Kingsport, T N, two daughters, Nancy Castilleja (V i ctor), Jacksonville, FL, Libby Weaver, Yulee, FL, two br others, Dick Akers and Buck Stanley thr ee sis ters, Rose, Lorene and Edna, eleven grandchildren, twentytwo great-grandchildren, fiveg reat-great-grandchildren and n umer ous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Monday, June 23, 2014 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard with Reverend Mark Patterson, officiating. Mrs. W alton will be laid to rest at 1:30 pm on Monday in Jacksonville National Cemeter y Her family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:004:00 pm at the funeral home. Please share her Life Legacy at O xle y-H ear d F uner al Dir ectors DEA TH NO TICE S Miss Dianne E. Har denbergh, 51, Fer nandina Beach, died on Saturday, May 24, 2014. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 21 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Home. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors Mr Mario Silverio, 100, Fer nandina Beach, died on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. O xle y-H eard Funeral Directors Cora D. T urbot, 93, Fer nandina Beach, died on T uesday, June 17, 2014. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors Mr David Ray W illiams, 60, Fer nandina Beach, died on Monday, June 16, 2014. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors In Loving Memory of our dear friend & fellow antique dealerDean Renshaw (Anna DeanWelove you & miss you but know you have finally found peace. From all of your customers &dealers at A1AAntiques 4TH OF JULY EVENTS B B i i r r t t h h d d a a y y E E x x p p r r e e s s s s Ride the Americas Birthday Express train in St. Marys, Ga., on June 28 and July 4. Celebrate the birth of a nation with historical characters and great entertainment a s you ride through scenic woodlands. Trains leave from T heater by the Trax, 1000 Osborne St., St. Marys, Ga., at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on June 28, and noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on July 4 following the 4th of July Parade. An all-day festival is featured July 4th. Get tickets at www. or call ( 912) 200-5235. F F r r e e e e d d o o m m F F e e s s t t The city of Fernandina Beach Stars & Stripes Freedom Festival will take place at Main Beach on July 4 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., offering music, arts and crafts, service v ehicles, food trucks, water slide, bounce houses, face painting, cool treats and more. From 6-8 p.m. enjoy a Sounds on Centre concert on Centre Street between Front and Second streets, featuring them usic of Island Vibe. At 8 p.m. the Nassau County Community band will perform at the Depot on Centre Street at 8 p.m., followed by a July 4thf ireworks show at 9 p.m. For i nformation visit w T T h h e e R R i i t t z z Celebrate Independence Day at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island with a barbecue on the Ocean Front Lawn feat uring a buffet including, s eafood, barbecue favorites, s ides and desserts. Participate in games and enjoy live music in the evening, followed by fir eworks at nightfall. T i ckets are $25 for children and $93 for adults. For details and reservations, call 277-1100 or visit meliaisland. O O m m n n i i P P l l a a n n t t a a t t i i o o n n The Omni Amelia Island Plantation will host its annual Independence weekend celebration July 4-6 with fun for all. Weekend options include the Freedom Fest in Canopy Park, with yar d games and f amily activities, as well as the Boardwalk Bash and the Steak Out at the Shops event, both located at the Shops of Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Visit www.omniamelia S S u u m m m m e e r r o o f f L L i i g g h h t t s s T he city of Jacksonville, in partnership with The Jacksonville Landing and Pyr o Shows, pr esents Summer of Lights. The series will light up the night sky over the St. Johns River Enjoy a fireworks spectacular on July 4 and Aug. 2. Each show will begin ar ound 9 :45 p.m. from two barges on t he St. Johns River one in front of the Jacksonville Landing and the other east of the Main Str e et Bridge. V iew the shows along the Northbank Riverwalk and at Friendship Fountain Park on the Southbank. For information visit jaxhappenings. com and 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 A Union Gar rison will be held at Fort Clinch State Park July 5-6. See how the soldiers lived during the Civil War. Activities may include powder artillery demonstrations, medical demonstrations and sol dier drills. Soldiers and civilians offer a glimpse into gar rison life by taking up duty in the laundry, infirmary, barracks and kitchen. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-noon Sunday. Call 2777274 or visit www.floridastateparks.or g/for tclinch. Science First President Nancy Bell recently a nnounced that she will be partnering with Take Stock in Children of Nassau County, Inc. to create a named scholarship in memory of her late husband, Raymond Bell. Take Stock of Nassau County, one of 59 Take Stock programs in Florida, provides mentoring and college scholarships to academically capable students in need of financial assistance. Raymond Bell, an avid science enthusiast, received his Bachelor of Science in chemistry and his Masters in electrical engineering from the University of Buffalo in New York. Like m ost Take Stock students, he was the first in his f amily to attend college. Nancy described Ray as an experimenter who liked to tinker with things. His role as a product developer and owner of Science First was a natural fit for him. Science First offers three major product lines: curriculum materials for science education; high-end environmental sampling materials; and STARLABS, which are portable planet ariums. Science First was originally established b y Nancy Bell s father, Frank Lee, in 1960 in B uffalo, N.Y. He took on this project late into his retirement, but still continued to work with the company when Nancy and Raymond acquir e d it in 1983. It was truly a family business, with sons Aaron and Nathaniel joining later. When the Bell family decided to move the c ompany from Buffalo, N.Y. to Florida in 2009, they were looking for a desirable community to set up shop and settled on Nassau County. They found they enjoyed the beach and appreciated the good schools, small-town atmosphere, nice people and connected community that Nassau offers. When asked why the Bells chose to partner with Take Stock of Nassau, Nancy Bell replied, Education is the great equalizer. Were sponsoring the Raymond J. Bell scholarship in hopes to lift up not only the life of a Nassau C ounty student, but their entire family T he r ecipient of the Raymond J. Bell schola rship will be a financially eligible and academically successful Take Stock of Nassau student who will be attending college and intending to major in one of the S.T.E.M (science, technology, engineering or math) fields. In the future, science will be the way to go, said Bell. Thats where the opportunities w ill be. F or infor m ation on Science First, visit www. S or contact Nancy Bell, president and CEO, at 225-5558. To learn more about the T a ke Stock in Childr e n Nassau program, visit or contact Sharon Collins, executive director, at 548-4464. SUBMITTED Above, from left, are Andrea Hoffman, Aaron Bell, Nancy Bell and Sharon Collins, executive director of Take Stock. Science First sponsors Take Stock scholarship Building healthy relations hips, and recognizing u nhealthy ones, can be chal l enging for women who ar e struggling with financial and family concer ns. A new Womens Empowerment Group at Starting Point Behavioral Healthcar e offers women guidance and solutions f or managing relationships, r educing str ess and cr eating balance in their lives. T he Womens Empowerm ent Gr oup meets at Star ting P oint Behavioral Healthcar e 463142 SR 200 in Yulee, each T uesday fr o m 2-3 p.m. W o men eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (T ANF) or the Womens Giving Alliance (WGAe e ligible to attend at no charge. F or infor mation or to find out if you are eligible, call S tarting Point Behavioral H ealthcar e at 225.8280. S tar t ing Point Behavioral Health provides mental health and substance abuse tr eatment services in the Fernandina Beach, Yulee, Hilliard and Nassau County r egion. 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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 3A F RIDAY J UNE 20, 2014 NEWS News-Leader There is widespread cracking from the parking lot to the front door. Im appalled that this is happening in a building that is nine years old BOB KNOTT N ASSAU COUNTY FACILITIES DIRECTOR 4 t h o f J u l y F i r e w o r k s C r u i s e s 8 1 0 p m BRING THIS AD INfor a discount on our Shrimping Eco Tours! Buy 2 adult tickets, Get 1child ticketfree.(Save $17!Expires August 16, 2014 Amelia River Cruises1North Front Street Historic Fernandina Beach, Shrimping Eco TourLimited Edition Summer Special 10 am-12 pmThursday ~ SaturdayAn interactive exploration of the Tiger Basin The contractor didnt pull t he zip strips and the concrete dried around them, said Knott. It looks like compounding was used to cover it up, but it has failed miserably Knott says the solution involves cleaning and rebuilding the joints. He said that he expects the repairs to hold up for 20 to 30 years. But the problem we have now is finding the money, said Knott, who estimates that ther epair work will cost at least $ 80,000 to $90,000. H owever, he added that the c racks let in water and could lead to further deterioration and greater repair costs later if not fixed. The Facilities Maintenance Department will oversee work next week on a protective and e lastic coating, but there is no start date yet on the full repair w ork, said Knott. There is nothing to do l egally, all we can do is lick our wounds and correct it, said Knott. Knott said that he showed the cracking problems to C ircuit Court Judge Robert Foster during a tour three weeks ago. Foster took a lead role in the buildings design 10 years ago. In April, the Nassau County Commission named the b uilding in his honor. T he building, located off W illiam Burgess Boulevard near A1A, is now known as The Robert M. Foster Justice Center. It had been known as the Nassau County Judicial Annex. The unusual cir c umstance of leading the design ef for t on signage that will prominently featur e his name is not lost on Foster. Its very bizarre, said the j udge in an inter view last week. Its strange having the courthouse named after me and then coming up with signs with my name on it. Just bizar r e Four signs are being planned. They include one at the intersection of A1A and William Burgess Boulevard, where driv-e rs turn off the countys main thoroughfare and then travel about half a mile to the courthouse. Signs are also planned for the roundabout along NicholasC utinha Road leading into c our thouse and sur rounding p arking lots. (This road is named for a serviceman from Fer n andina Beach who died at age 23 in the V ietnam W a r He served in the U.S. Army and received the Medal of Honor, the militarys highest decora-t ion.) T he other signs ar e planned f or the front of the building and on the clock tower. In addition to the Rober t M. Foster Justice Center the signs will also include names for other county buildings located on the property. At present, these facilities include the Emergency Operations Command (EOC Detention Center. B ut there are plans to build ( per haps later this year) the n ew sheriffs administration building and the new 9-1-1 emer g ency dispatch center nearby and the names of those facilities will also be featured on signs, where appropriate. T he cost of the signs has n ot been deter mined. Were still looking at rough drafts and trying to come up with costs, said Foster Par t of the situation is find ing the right material. The county s Facilities Maintenance Director Bob Knott, who designed the signs, said Wednesday that limestone slabs in the size and width required for the project arep roving hard to find. Ever yone thinks limestone i s common and easy to find, but its not, said Knott. Im looking at a synthetic material as a back-up. Knott, who spent 33 years as a plant engineer for Anheuser-Busch and 10 yearsb efore that working for a NASA c ontractor on the space pr og ram, is working up the numbers for Foster. The money to pay for the signs is expected to come out of the Court Facilities Fees Fund. Accor ding to the county s budget office, this fund currently has $578,607 in undesignated reserves. Budget Analyst Cathy Lewis said that the money, by states tatute, comes from $15 s ur char ges imposed on nonc riminal traffic infractions and certain criminal infractions. Spending fr om this fund must be approved by the chief administrative judge, and in Nassau County, that is Foster.T he county commission must a lso appr ove the expense. T he court facilities fee is supporting several projects now all appr o ved at the Mar ch 19 boar d meeting. They include new parking lights with automatic contr ols ($59,640 ways and bathrooms ($25,000 a backflow prevention system for fire suppression ($14,000a new locking system to restrict a ccess by department ($25,000 a nd new carpeting and tile on t he third floor where the courtrooms are located ($160,000 As of ficials deter m ine the budget for the new signs, they say that spending money wisely is the primary concern. This isnt just decoration. T hese signs will also convey t he image of this great county, said Knott. We want them to be well designed and look good, but they also need to be sturdy and we want them to last for decades to come. CRACKS Continued from 1A F OSTER Continued from 1A Dumbfounded commissioner backs difficult dredgers plan ANGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader Fernandina Beach Commissioner Pat Gass apologized Tuesday to resident L ynn Williams for her lack of response to Mayor Ed Boners questioning of Williams record keeping for a city-funded project. Williams was granted $8,000 in March 2013 to fund an experimental water-injection dredging project, for which he has n ever provided a plan or accounting. Boner at a previous meeting inquired whether there were any written financial records for the project and also chided commissioners for approving the $8,000 without any type of written plan. You have done everything we asked you to do, Gass said to Williams at Tuesdays meeting. She added that she was dumbfounded by Boners questions at the previous meeting. W illiams, who was at Tuesdays meeting to show a short video of water injection dredging, also apologized for his difficult behavior at the previous meeting. This project has been diffic ult and discouraging, Williams said. He noted that c ommissioners have also had to endure hurtful media critic ism stating that the funding of the project was careless and unthinking. So when you take criticism for carelessness and thoughtlessness, I want to say thank you, and you are in very good c ompany, Williams said. Commissioner Charles Corbett also thanked Williams for his work on the dredging project, which Williams has said will save the city hundreds o f thousands of dollars in trad itional dredging costs if it gets federal and state approval. W illiams noted the Army Corps of Engineers has given the go-ahead to test the waterinjection dredging in the Amelia River. He also noted he hads pent $3,380 of the city funds so far, but did not elaborate on h ow he had spent the money. Resident Becky Huben a sked Williams if the $8,000 granted by commissioners was enough to reach his goal for the project. I think it is enough, Williams said. I hope it is. I n ever thought this was about money. ... I think well be OK. Huber also questioned where the project would go if successful. Williams said an actual prod uction dredging machine would not be cheap, at a cost of $50,000 to $80,000. The good news is this is the sort of thing (the Florida Inland Navigation District) will pay half of, Williams said. If we can get this thing workingw ith a production dredge, it will be a continual dredging operat ion. Williams is a member of the FIND board. F ormer city marina manager Coleman Langshaw urged c ommissioners to support the experimental project. This has been a costly problem for years, Langshaw said. Eighty to a hundred thousand is a drop in the bucket. ... If we can get on board with the state, this could be a game changer ... dont listen to the n aysayers. They dont understand what this is about. If this works, Ill be the first to apologize, Boner said. Part of the problem is our expectation is different. He noted that his expectation of the project included receipts and written records. T he Fernandina Harbor Marina shoals rapidly andn eeds costly mechanical dredging every few years to maintain water depth for its boat slips. Water injection technology consists of pumps that inject water at a low pressure to loosen and fluidize sediment, w hich is taken away to deeper water by natural tides and cur-r ents. Because the equipment is easily operated with a minimal c rew, and there is no dredge s poil to transport, it is conside rably lower in cost compared to mechanical or hydraulic dredging. Williams was to test the dredger with another local res-i dent, David Cook, at Cooks property south of the city marin a. G assCorbett B onerWilliams If this works, Ill be the first to apologize. Part of the problem is our expectation is different M AYOR ED BONER K avanaugh, The citys position is that it fully complied with the S hade Exemption because Bryant Miller Olive was its special counsel with respect to the class action (suitefore, is not required to produce t he transcript. Bach noted at Tuesday n ights meeting that the lawsuit doesnt ask for anything from M r. Kavanaugh ... it asks the court to say (the shade meeti ng) is lawful. Kavanaugh also is one of the a ttorneys representing the plaintiff in the impact fee lawsuit, which has Fernandina Beach resident Joanne Conlon as lead plaintiff. That lawsuit c ontends the city has illegally imposed water and sewer fees o n customers. CITY Continued from 1A


M y father loves to use the phrase appearing in the above t itle to explain the viability of the automobile business. Of course, the dealership business is what he is referencing. Beyond dealerships, a huge n ational employer, are many auto-related businesses hiring t housands. I just saw a listing of executive pay in the auto indust ry. The first nine top-earning execs were auto supplier CEOs. Alan Mullaley, Fords Top guy, was 10th. There is a lot of money to be made in the b road industry that is automobiles. P ossibly the most underlooked (my word) profession in m ost communities is selling vehicles. College grads and their parents think all that college investment didnt happen to sell cars. Big mistake. S elling can lead to management a t a young age, with big o pportunity. It is finally picking up steam, with a lot more mill enials of both genders gett ing into the business. R ecent high school grads with mechanical ability and i nterest should consider a career as an automotive technic ian. Junior colleges and trade schools exist, along with deale rs willing to bring along people. A good technician earns $45,000 to $80,000 a year. Plus benefits and job security. Auto suppliers, parts retaile rs, tire stores, insurance a gents, manufacturers, engineering firms and scores of o ther businesses all support the auto industry. This is a broad spectrum hungry for talent. By comparison, college grads are starting at banks, sometimes as t ellers, to get a banking position. Dont let your pride get in t he way of being a car salesman or other great opportunity i n the vehicle-related world. After all, people are not going back to riding horses. Thanks for all the sympathy cards, emails and well wishes. I w as asked to write the obituary and deliver two eulogies, both f irsts. It was an honor. Have a good week. R ick Keffer owns and operates Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Yulee. He invites questions or positive stories about automobile use and ownership. 4A F RIDAY J UNE 20, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK K EFFER C ORNER RickKeffer Class of 4: Were not going back to horses A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida L aw Enforcement Accreditation will arrive July 15 to examine all aspects of the Fernandina Beach Police Departments policies and procedures, management, operations and support servi ces, Chief Jim Hurley announced. T he Fernandina Beach Police Department has to comply with approximately 260 standards in order to receive accredited status. Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safet y issues. As part of the on-site a ssessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team. A copy of the standards is available through the Fernandina B each Police Departments Accreditation Manager, Capt. 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2012 and says thats when t hings started looking up. Meeting prosthetist M ichael Richard at Advance Prosthetics and Orthotics, I nc. helped France get back into life and gave him a new dream to shoot for when Richard fitted France with a custom-built prosthetic s pecifically designed for his athletic lifestyle. F rance recalled the day he got the new prosthetic. Within the first ten minutes, I did a full-blown sprint and Mike videotaped it. Im the first amputee he had ever seen do that! A fter six years, France was thrilled to be able tor eturn to his athletic lifestyle, but getting used to the prost hesis was a learning experience. The socket is built to carry the leg. There are pressure points in the prost hesis to carry the weight. If I start to sink down in the s ocket, all my pressure points are thrown off so what I do is put another sock on and Im right back in the action, said France. If I wait too long, Im sorry. Being new to it, I walked around the zoo for half a day and I was limping home. So yeah, I learned never to leave home without extra socks. W ith the type of prosthesis he wears, karate is no l onger an option for France so Richard suggested he try o ut for American Ninja Warrior, a sports competition originating in Japan in which participants must conquer what France describes as the most strenuous obstacle course on the planet. He told me, If you get on there, Ill make sure you get t her e . So he s my first spon sor said France, who set a goal of being the first amputee to compete on the program that airs on NBC. He created an intense training regimen, going toC lub 14 Fitness in F ernandina Beach three or f our days a week and doing r o ck climbing at Edge Rock Gym in Jacksonville. When American Ninja Warrior officials received his audition video in February, he was invited to go toM iami for tryouts in May. H is sponsor/prosthetist a nd his sister Faith McFeely went with him to Miami, encouraging him loudly from the sidelines as the audience cheered his history-making debut. Although he didnt get as far as he wanted on the course, France immediately s et his sights on returning next year. When he lost his g rip on the rope and plunged into the water, he came up s miling and said, Now I know what I have to work on. Top prize awarded in the Las Vegas finals is $500,000. S ince his appearance on American Ninja Warrior, peop le stop him on the street and congratulate him ands ay how much he inspires them. The other day I was at the aquatic center in St. Marys (Ga.ent c ame up and said her son wanted to meet me. That k ind of stuff makes me feel really good. A nother dream for the man who calls himself Broken Ninja is to open a parkour gym in Yulee. Thats a big room with a lot of obstacles in it, he explained, based on militaryo bstacle courses. All I need is sponsors, h e said. I could get Wounded Warrior involved, m aybe schools or hospitals. Its a great location for Georgia, Jacksonville or Fernandina Beach. It could put money back into the community France is proof that with persistence, heart and belief, dreams can come true. For information on spons oring France call 583-9037, e mail o r visit his Facebook page at StephenFrance. T o watch the episode of American Ninja Warrior in which France competed, go to and look up the show, then search Miami tryo uts. He is featured in the l ast half hour of the show V iew his audition video on YouTube. t CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5A F RIDAY J UNE 20, 2014 NEWS News-Leader An Association organized exclusively to develop and sustain an interest, appreciation, and enjoyment in the visual arts of Nassau County, FL 904-261-7020 F F e e a a t t u u r r i i n n g g u u n n i i q q u u e e g g i i f f t t s s c c r r e e a a t t e e d d b b y y l l o o c c a a l l a a r r t t i i s s a a n n s s f f o o r r a a l l l l o o c c c c a a s s i i o o n n s sOpen 10am to 6pm Closed Sunday 2245 Sadler Road Fernandina Beach, FL 904-557-0223 Follow us on FB ANew show just opened at the gallery shop called Romancing the Summerwhich includes new work from local artists and a new Guest Member Artist, Anthony Whiting FIND US SITUATED IN THE BEAUTIFULMARTITIME FORESTOF AMELIAISLAND PLANTATION IN THE OMNI SPAAND SHOPPES 94 AMELIAVILLAGE CIRCLEWWW.ARTAMELIA.COMAFINE ARTS GALLERY Open 11-5 Except Sundays Visit The Gallery of Sharon Haffey Junes Featured ArtistBLUE DOOR ARTISTS205-1/2 Centre street Discover Amelia Islands Art CommunityVisit all of these galleries & businesses today Advocates are on-call 24 hours a day 7 days a week for emotional support and crisis intervention. 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HA P P YHO U R!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 Don Minard 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 2 910 Atlantic Ave. 904-310-6904U PSTAIRS AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE PARTIESwww.sandybottomsamelia.comVisit us online or on Facebook for all the specials and event info NINJA C ontinued from 1A C AST OFF FOR DON Dr. Barbara Darby and f ellow associates from FSCJ hosted what began as a Retirement P lanning Class, then became a retirement r eception and finally ended as a roast of D on Hughes, who is retiring after 30 years of service to FSCJ and the community. Over 100 persons attended t he event June 11 in the Red Bean Center o n the campus of FSCJ Betty P. Cook Nassau C enter. Those who attended took advant age of the opportunity of an open mike to share their stories and reflections on Don and his career at FSCJ. P ictured from left are Don Hughes, Karen W illiams and J.B. Renninger presenting g ifts of fishing apparel and advice on how to catch fish. FOY MALOY/NEWS-LEADER TALLAHASSEE The Florida Department of Health u rges all residents and visitors to consider the health risks of u sing illegal synthetic drugs. Taken to achieve the high assoc iated with drugs such as marijuana, ecstasy and cocaine, these synthetic substitutes are life threatening and addictive. In a recent week, up to 30 indi-v iduals in Alachua County became severely ill after using s uch substances. As we have seen recently i n Gainesville, these illicit syn thetic drugs are dangerous to Floridas children, adults, famil ies and visitors, said Dr. John Armstrong, State Surgeon G eneral and Secretary of Health. These drugs destroy l ives and threaten public health and safety Synthetic marijuana, often known as K2 or Spice, is one of the substances whose popu-l arity is alarmingly high, according to the Office of N ational Drug Control Policy. Labels on Spice products often c laim that they contain natu ral psychoactive material taken from a variety of plants. Spice p roducts do contain dried plant material, but chemical analyses s how their active ingredients are synthetic cannabinoid comp ounds. The adverse effects of synthetic marijuana use may include agitation, extreme nervousness, nausea, vomiting, diar-r hea, a racing heartbeat, elevated blood pressure, tremors a nd seizures, hallucinations and dilated pupils. S pice may also raise blood pressure and cause reduced blood supply to the heart. I n a few cases, it has been associated with heart attacks. R egular users may experience withdrawal and addiction sympt oms. 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Students Keith Walters, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society President and Jonathan Rader, Deerwood Center Student Government Association President addressed the graduates. Four hundred and six degrees and certificates were conferred on Nassau County residents.Betty P.Cook Nassau Center,76346 William Burgess Boulevard Yulee,Florida 32097 (904N L / P S A J OHN SCHERER For the News-Leader I believe all of us, at some time or another, have tuned into an episode or two of TV shows that show us how to renovate, rebuild, crash and redo all types of homes and the oohs and aahs of the families affected, and then the credits roll and we are sent directly to the closing commercial. It seems these shows always h ave a positive, appealing ending, and I know that most of us have a p ersonal nature that longs for happy endings to every story and s how. But what if your personal reality, and that of your family, had to face every day in a 24-hour-a-day episode, of a desperate need tor enovate, rebuild and redo that didnt have a start or completion d ate? What if you had served your country in military service, have sever e health disabilities and stress continuously about supporting your family and making ends meet and the home you lived in needed work you couldn t a fford? And perhaps, worst of all, y our daughter was facing notice a bly declining grades in her elementary school class and being upset almost daily by peer pressure from her classmates over the stress of living day to day with the ef fects of the cir cumstances at home. W e have all read or heard of n eeds like this befor e, but this f amily is a part of our Nassau County community, a community that cares and looks out after its own, especially its veterans. Bill G ordon served in the U.S. Army and the family patriarch, Perry A. N elson, Sr., was a retired Navy veteran with Vietnam service now d eceased. The Gordon family, headed by B ill, a 100 percent disabled milit ary veteran with severe cardiac a nd respiratory conditions, his wife Gloria and their 11-year-old daughter Amber, are struggling for so many reasons, but their plight was heard by members ofC hrist Walk Church here in Fernandina Beach, pastored by D r. Jim Chamberlain. Members of the church formed an umbrell a program under the churchs 501(cofit status called Ambers Light to try and help meet the needs of the family. Christ Walk Church Elder Eric Eppley took the team lead position with the Ambers Light pro-g ram and started to raise funds, g ather volunteers, vendors, mater ials and suppor t for the family s needs. Eppley, a local businessman with a str ong work ethic, summed up how many of the church members and people in the community felt by saying, Many of us,i ncluding myself, have received s o many blessings in our own lives second chances, love and peace in our lives through Gods infinite Grace. Perhaps a Paying It For war d and outr e ach to others philosophy is the best way to dispel the apathy that many feel towards helping others. We come into the world without and will leave it the same way. I believe it i s an important consideration for all of us to realize that the more we r each out, the more we receive in return. Perhaps that one belief w ill make our lives bloom and grow during our tenure hereb eyond our expectations. P astor Jim, Eric and the memb ers of Christ Walk Church would like to thank the following people and companies for their support, so far, with the Ambers Light Project: T he Amelia Island-Nassau County Board of Realtors, Halls C arpentry, Home Depot, Lowes, Journey Church, Yulee Baptist C hurch, Amelia Baptist Church, the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1088 Nassau County, True Value Hardware, Kelley Electric, Kings Plumbing and Watson Air Conditioning and many other volunteers. T he work is just starting and t he needs are great. If you would l ike to be a par t of the Amber s Light Pr o gram for the Gordon family, please call Christ Walk Chur ch at 261-7120 or Eric Eppley at (904niture, new clothing and household items are needed. Y ou may help financially with a t otally tax deductible contribution t hr o ugh Christ W alk Chur ch under their 501(cofit organization for Ambers Light; please visit the chur ch website and scroll down to Online Giving or call the church at 261-7120. Community reaches out to help disabled veteran F RIDAY J UNE 20, 2014 OPINION News-Leader SUBMITTED T he work is just starting and the needs are great for the Gordon family. APublic Service Announcement by The News-LeaderDONT LITTERSPAY~NEUTER


T T r r i i m m b b u u s s h h e e s s f f o o r r s s a a f f e e t t y y Each summer students fr o m the Nassau County School District take to the roads and highways during Driver Education classes. As theyve begun to travel ar ound the Nassau County communities this year t heyve noticed many intersections a nd other road areas where signs are blocked or partially concealed by over g rown trees and bushes near the signs. Many of these areas are on private property. Help us keep our students safe! If you have tr ees or bushes on your pr operty that hide road signs from clear view, please trim them. Thanks for assist i ng the school district to develop better teen drivers in Nassau County! Sharyl W. Wood Executive Director of Administrative Ser vices Nassau County Schools V V e e t t e e r r a a n n s s h h e e a a l l t t h h The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SGVHSed and privileged to provide care to those who have ear ned and deser v e the best health care possible. As one of the busiest V A facilities in the country with two hospitals, Malcom RandallV eterans Af fairs (VA) Medical C enter in Gainesville and Lake City Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center) and 11 outpatient clinics, we pr o vided health car e to mor e than 125,000 veterans last year, which translated into 1.4 million outpatient visits, 575,000 specialty con sultations, 185,000 radiology studies, 10,000 GI procedures, 8,000 surgeries and 2,000 cardiac catheterization laboratory procedures. Our work is expected to increase even fur ther this year: since Oct. 1, 2013, NF/SGVHS has cared for 14,672 new veteran patients. Our employees over 5,300 strong (33 percent of whom are veterans) come to work every single day to provide the very best care our veterans deserve. As I walk the halls of our hospitals and clinics, I see firsthand the car e, compassion and dedication our staff show to those we ar e entr usted to serve. Building and maintaining the tr ust of our patients must be accom plished one veteran at a time. As our veteran population has grown, our organization has continually worked on making improvements to pr oviding access to car e within our health care system. We have established new clinic loca tions, expanded diagnostic and treatment options, extended our hours of operation, reviewed those waiting for care and examined alternatives to providing care both within and outside of the VA. We have made impr ovements in our ability to make available additional access appointments for our veterans. Our ef forts are complicated by limited capacity in the community to pr ovide addi tional care, continuity of care, noshow rates for clinic appointments, our clinic cancellations, space constraints and scarcity of critical specialty physicians and primary care physicians. Even with these challenges, I assure you that we will continue to strive to meet the needs of each and ever y veter an we ser v e. Thomas Wisnieski, Director Nor th Florida/ South Geor gia V eterans Health System G G I I B B i i l l l l a a n n n n i i v v e e r r s s a a r r y y I want to take a moment to recognize the 70th anniversary of the GI Bill, originally known as the Servicemens Readjustment Act of 1944. Since its humble beginnings, the GI Bill has deliver ed numer ous benefits to countless service men and women r etur ning to civilian life. T oday this bill provides veterans with enhanced educational benefits that cover more educational expenses, a living allowance, money for books and the ability to transfer unused educational benefits to spouses or children. For more than 40 years, Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ has provided veterans with educational assistance. Jacksonville is a city with proud military roots. At FSCJ, we r ecognize the impor tance of aiding our veterans in their academic pursuits. As a r esult, we estab lished the MVSC in 2013. Approximately 7,400 veteran certifications are processed by FSCJ, which represents one of the largest veteran populations of any public college in the country. FSCJ was awar ded a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) grant, which includes funding to expand the Militar y and V eterans Service Center (MVSCesources and services, and provides a veterans rehabilitation counselor and a veterans health representative. The MVSC is led by a retired U.S. Navy senior chief and staf fed by other retired service members, most of whom r eceived their degr ees through military tuition assistance programs and GI Bill funding. This seasoned staff understands the unique needs of veterans and their family members. FSCJ not only offers college credit classes to veterans, but also pr o vides many postsecondary adult vocational degr ee and cer tificate pr ograms. The MVSC hosts work shops on career building, resume writing and interviewing skills. These classes, programs and workshops are approved for the use of the GI Bill benefits. The GI Bill suppor ts education for veteran service members and their families. Although this bill has been modified thr oughout the years, its benefits and efforts remain significant. Florida State College at Jacksonville is thankful for all veterans and their service to our country. Dr Cynthia Bioteau, Pr esident Florida State College at Jacksonville VOICE OF THE PEOPLE I have resisted commenting on the controversy regarding the David Yulee statue. F or one, I hate to agree with our former columnist Dave Scott on anything, and h es been the chief public critic of the statue. For another, I genuinely like Adam Kaufman, p rimary advocate of the statue, who is well meaning but ill advised. But really? David Yulee, slave owner, enshrined in bronze outside our historic downtown train depot and tourist welcome center? The visitors wont care. Theyll be glad to have a bench to sit on and a statue for theirk ids to clamber about. They wont really appreciate the history of the Father of Fernandina a nd his railroad and plat and vision for our town. And they wont know about his treasonous behavior during the American Civil War or his slaveholding. Unless, perhaps, theyve been to the Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park in Citrus County, near the site of David Yulees Homosassa plantation, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 5,100a cre plantation supplied sugar to the Confederacy, and the sugar mill used more than 150 slaves to operate, according to official information provided by Florida State Parks. By some accounts, Yulees slaveholdings were several times that number. The Union navy burned Yulees plantation home to the ground in 1864, and the mill never operated again. Yulee, who had resigned his U.S. Senate seat at t he outset of the war, was briefly imprisoned for treason. N ow this is history, and it is relatively d efensible. David Yulee was a man of his time. N o doubt among the 1 percent of Americas wealthy in those days, he owned and operated a large plantation, a railroad from Fernandina to Cedar Key and other business interests, including a forebear of this newspaper. (In fact,Y ulee used his railroad to escape the Union army as it advanced on Fernandina, and took h is printing presses with him. The Union ran t he local paper during the war.) We should all be wary of a pplying modern standards to past behavior. It is difficult tos ee the world of yore from our perspective of today. M any abhorrent behaviors and slavery was among the most abhorrent, even to most people of that time were indulged. W e should remember that someday, perhaps 150y ears hence, some of our behaviors might be seen as r eprehensible. Eating animals, maybe. Or our reliance on fossil fuels to power our cars, homes and toys at the risk of human survival on this planet. Or our attitudes t oward the poor, women, gays or others. Or abortion, or euthanasia or even war itself w ho knows? But Id be surprised if in the year 2164 anyo ne is building statues to Ronald McDonald, or Henry Ford, or John McCain. And I believe it was a waste of $50,000 to hire a nationally known sculptor to embalm Yulee in full public view. Not to mention the picky details of the work itself: What exactly is that valise, or portmanteau, doing there on the g round beside the statue, apart from presenting a hazard to city liability? K aufman hijacked the Amelia IslandFernandina Restoration Foundation to the service of the now discredited Forward Fernandina plan, and I cant believe the remaining founders of that group approved of this expenditure. I may be absolutely wrong about this, and I mean no disrespect to former mayor Susan Steger, but I find it hard to believe that her mother, the late Suzanne Hardee, an ardent proponent of historic preser-v ation, would have approved. That foundation was created after the tragic l oss of our downtown Keystone Hotel four decades ago, and preservation remains a worthy need constantly under assault from socalled progress. Surely there was a greater need for that $50,000. It could have been put toward restoration of t he depot itself, a worthy project but not one that was ever discussed during the Forward F ernandina debate though it got the first tranche of that borrowed city money before most of it was returned. The Yulee statue is just another reminder of our failed local politics and the inability of our elected and appointed officials to rise above the petty and truly envision a better future for all in F ernandina. David Yulee did a better job of that in his d ay, but though he created a Central Park to mimic Manhattans he never envisioned surrounding neighborhoods with free black men and women not only living there, but owning those homes and with all the rights of a free man. There were still plantations on this island in h is day, and slaves, and African men, women and children were still sold and separated from their families on our docks. David Yulee was a man of his time, not ours, and if there were a statue to him built back in t he day I would take no issue with that. B ut this is our time, and it is we who chose t o enshrine David Yulee just last week as though he were a modern hero. He is not. Shame on us. Michael Parnell is Editor of the News-Leader. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 7A F RIDAY J UNE 20, 2014 OPINION News-Leader HO W T O WRITE US Letters must include writer s name (printed and signatur e), addr ess and telephone number for verification. Writers are normally limited to one letter in a 30-day period. No poems will be published. Letters should be typed or printed. Not all letters ar e published. Send letters to: Letters to the Editor, P.O. 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VIEWPOINT /P HILIP G RIFFIN / F ERNANDINA B EACH Eighth Street the roadm ore traveled S itting in my office on Eighth Street and w atching the cars drive by I have to wonder if the occupants ar e thinking the same thoughts I have when I drive the street, What happened to this str eet that makes no one willing to invest in its future? For many first-time visitors to Amelia Island this four-mile stretch of abandoneda nd worn out properties is unfortunately t he first view they see on their way to hist oric downtown Fer n andina Beach. Rather than being a gateway to the downtown it has slowly decayed into a gauntlet of rundown shabby buildings and empty sites that is stuck in the past. Why should anyone care about Eighth Street if they dont own property, live orw ork there? The answer is because a h ealthy and beautiful Eighth Street is good f or ever y one. A r evitalized strip would pr ovide a clean and pleasant welcome mat to visitors and locals alike. Imagine a str eet lined with attractive buildings, beautifully landscaped businesses offering services, retail and even housing to meet the needs of residents and tourists. For locals a new a nd improved Eighth Street would mean job c r eation, higher pr operty values, more tax r evenue and the loss of an eyesore. To visitors and south Amelia Island r e sidents a new Eighth Str eet would add joy to the drive and maybe give folks a r eason to stop and shop or dine on their way to Centre Street. A pretty street is a happy street for all. The positive benefits of improving a scarred and tarnished area anywhere in Fer nandina Beach or on Amelia Island can also become the catalyst for more beautiful things to come. Investment tends to be contagious and could easily spread to neighboring streets and lead to r evitalization of an even larger area, including the long blighted just off Centre Street CRA. Thinking of blighted streets and neighborhoods as a cancer that af fects all of us is the only way for us to band together and make the needed changes. W ant to contribute to this endeavor? W e need your input and guidance. Recently, a group of concerned citizens teamed up with representatives from Fernandina Beach and Nassau County to come up with a plan for revitalization. The New 8th Street group plans to meet monthly to envision and then implement a plan for the future. We will examine why no one wants to invest, what needs to change and how the public and pri vate sector can work together to make it happen. Please add your comments by taking a quick survey at www.surveymonkey. com/s/8thStreetInput and stay informed onpr ogr ess by going to www and look for updates on the home page or join us in future meetings. The gr oup s next meeting will be in City Hall commission chambers beginning at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15. Other group members will be offering viewpoints in future issues so stay posted. Philip Griffin frequently writes articles on public policy and business matters. He is a licensed commercial real estate broker on Amelia Island, and has a degr ee in business economics fr om Syracuse University T here were still slaves on this i sland in David Yulees day, and A frican men, women and child ren were still sold and separated f rom their families on our docks. EDITOR N OTE Michael Parnell |STEVE SACK/THE MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE


COMMUNITYCYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, JUNE20, 2014/NEWS-LEADER8AGod presents us with opportunitiesThe night is far spent; the day is at hand. Let us cast off the works of darkness and let us put on the armor of light. This scripture should be called a r esponsibility scripture. It identifies clearly where we are. It tells us the attire and season for nighttime clothing is about over for some of us and we no longer have to stay in the darkness that we thought we once enjoyed. The season for truth and revelation of God's Word and His plan for His people is upon us, to free us, but we have something we must do. Any deeds of darkness or acts contrary to the Word of God must not only be put off, they must be cast far from us as a fisherman who casts a rod and reel when he is out for a catch. The "catch" for us who are already in the day must be to throw off the former ways of life as we would a piece of clothing contaminated by a skunk's odor. Then, we must robe ourselves in more than just a garment to cover us. We are to clothe ourselves with armor the armor of light. The light of God's Word concerning right living becomes our protection and defense. There are some things God does for us by His spirit. He gives us truth. He gives us light and he reveals to us His plan for us. However, He does not force any of these things on us. God presents us with opportunities and the world presents us with options. Without discerning spirits, we can occasionally select the wrong option. God gives us no option. He diagrams His perfect plan for us, presents it to us and waits to see if we, as His children, will truly be led by His spirit. Again, the night is far spent; the day is at hand. Let's cast off the works of darkness and let's put on the armor of light. The families of the late James Wesley W illiams and Pastor Emeritus Rev. C.J. Brown express their appreciation for the many acts of love and concern shown to them during the illness and passing of their loved ones. May God continue to bless each of you. Birthday wishes to Herman White, Arridean Albertie, Edna Steeples, Richard Cook, Sharon Ikner, Janet Jones, Patricia Thompson, Janice Ford, Claudia Way, Tontyana Johnson, Kim Hopson, George Raysor and Minister Earl Alberta. Congratulations to Rebecca and Nikita Geter on their wedding on Saturday June 8, 2014. May God bless you with many years. NOW AND THENM aybelle Ki rkland MILITARY NEWS Y OUTHS OF THE MONTH Air Force Airman David W. Currin graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Currin is the son of Katina T. Stokes of Callahan, grandson of Patricia M. Stokes of Jacksonville and nephew of Stephanie M. Stokes of Jacksonville. He is a 2012 graduate of First Coast High School, Jacksonville. C AMPUS NOTES Matthew Henry Malone graduated with honors from the University of Georgia on May 9, 2014, with a bachelor's degree in business management. He is now employed in sales marketing with Georgia-Pacific in Boston, Mass. Malone is the son of Henry and Debbie Malone of Yulee. He is a 2009 graduate of Y ulee High School. Ron AndersonBUICK GMC CHEVROLET464054 SR 200, Yulee(904) 261-6821 F AMILYDENTISTRYFOR ADULTS & CHILDRENMost Insurances Accepted Call For Appointment2 2 6 6 1 1 6 6 8 8 2 2 6 6 Dr. Robert FriedmanA1Aat Baile y Rd. FREEMANWELLDRILLERS, INC. 261-5216Rock & Artesian Wells Pump Installations & Repair 606 S. 6th Street Fernandina Beach, FL32034 904-261-6956542057 Us Hw y 1, Callahan, FL S teve Johnson Automotive 1505 S 14thStr eet Fe r nandina Beach,FL 904-277-9719Proudly Supporting Our Community W W e e l l c c o o m m e e t t o o G G o o d d ' s s H H o o u u s s e e THISSPACEAVAILABLE. CALL261-3696 AND ASKFORANAD-VISOR TO PUTTHISSPACETO WORKFORYOU. SUBSCRIBETODAY! f "David said to Solomon: My son, I had it in my heart to build a house for the Name of the Lord my God. But this word of the Lord came to me: Y ou have shed much blood and have fought many wars. Y ou are not to build a house for my Name, because you have shed much blood on the earth in my sight.'" 1 Chronicles 22: 7-8 Is the commandment to abstain from killing absolute or relative? Is it permissible to kill in wartime or in self-defense? Is it permitted to kill in order to eat? Nowhere does Jesus condemn the soldier, and it could be argued that the r espect for the sanctity of life sometimes requires us to kill. Someone who is on a murderous rampage and who can only be stopped by being killed would seem to justify killing. Soldiers and police often kill to protect life, including their own. But killing should always be done with judgment and forbearance, including the killing that is done in order to eat. Peace is always preferable to war, and one should consider violence or killing only as a last r esort. Consider the storyof King David, who is not allowed to build the temple because he has blood on his hands. The responsibility for building the temple is passed to his son Solomon.Christopher Simon Thou Shalt Not Kill Mr. Butler, Miss MarcinM M a a r r c c i i n n B B u u t t l l e e r rLaura Ann Marcin and David Wayne Butler, both of Y ulee, will be married at 3 p.m. Oct. 11, 2015, at Hilliard Mansion. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Catharine W allace and Marty Marcin. The bridegroom-elect is the son of Sallie Butler and David Kirkwood.L L e e g g e e t t t t L L i i b b b b y yKeri Libby and Christian Legett were married at the Historic Courthouse in downtown Fernandina Beach on May 23, 2014. The bride is the daughter of Eddie Libby and Barbara Ann Jackson of Hilliard. The groom is the son of David and Beth Legett of Mobile, Ala. The bride, 29, works with the Center for Community and Economic Opportunity at the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore, Md. She graduated from Hilliard Middle-Senior High School in 2003, Berry College in 2007 and received a graduate degree from Tulane University in 2011. The groom, 28, is an officer with the U.S. Navy. He graduated from Bayside Academy in 2004, Tulane University in 2008 and r eceived a graduate degree from Tulane in 2010. Following wedding celebrations in Hilliard and New Orleans, La., the couple will plans to reside in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. WEDDINGS/ENGAGEMENTS Malone Mr. and Mrs. Legett CurrinSt. Michaels Bogush is Katie ScholarJohn Bogush, who graduated eighth grade from St Michael Academy this year, has been awarded the Katie Caples Scholarship to Bishop Kenny High School by the Katie Caples Foundation. "The criteria for a Katie Scholar are demanding and success in their studies is important, but their personal qualities are given more scrutiny," said Tom Oden, foundation board member, at the school's graduation ceremony on May 31. "They have to demonstrate a high level of personal achievement while at the same time extending a hand to fellow students. And when participating in group activities or team sports they demonstrate by personal action a team spirit that is above personal accomplishment." Candidates are presented by the faculty and staff of St. Michael Academy and they must defend their selection with the scholarship committee. Bogush spent 10 years at the academy, attending the Catholic school in downtown Fernandina Beach since pre-K. He was president of the Student Council, allconference in three sports (soccer, basketball and softball), high honors every semester of middle school and exceeded his service hours annually. Bogush is the oldest of four children of Marianne Crowley and Ed Bogush and the grandson of Bina Crowley of Amelia Island and John and Grace Bogush of Pittsburgh, Pa. "A Katie Scholar is someone who broadens their knowledge through participation in school-sponsored activities, but also contributes outside the school to the benefit of the community," noted Oden in his speech. "And finally, they are someone that has respect for the faculty and students at St. Michael Academy and demonstrates through their personal action their belief in the goals and teachings of St. Michael." The Katie Caples Foundation was founded in 1998 in memory of Katie Caples, who did not survive the trauma from an automobile accident. Katie was a student at Bishop Kenny High School, a r esident of Fernandina Beach and a parishioner at St. Michael Catholic Church. Caples helped save five lives through organ donation after her death. The Katie Caples Foundation holds the annual Kaite Ride/Walk for Life, which raises money to support education programs for organ donor awareness. SUBMITTEDMarianne Crowley, mother, John Bogush, eighth grade graduate of St Michael Academy and Katie Caples Scholarship awardee, Ed Bogush, father, and Tom Oden, foundation board member, attend the St. Michael Academy graduation ceremony May 31. PHOTOS BY MELANIE FERREIRA/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER In the past few weeks, the Fernandina Beach Rotary Club has been pleased to welcome all of the Nassau County high school graduates who were awarded college scholarships from the club, including Jordan Moyers, a graduate of West Nassau High who played in the Warriors band and hopes to continue as a saxophonist in the University of Florida Jazz Band while studying chemical engineering; and Jennifer Portillo, who graduated from Yulee High and will go on to Florida State University to study international affairs, above left. Above right, Kelsi Batrous of West Nassau High received the Dr. Jim Dawsey Memorial Scholarship to study nursing at Florida State College at Jacksonville and hopes to become a surgeon; Sydney Borland from Fernandina Beach High will pursue a nursing degree at the University of Florida; and Lee Southwick, also a graduate of FBHS, will study geography and math with the intention of becoming a meteorologist and hurricane specialist. S CHOLARS VISIT ROTARYIt is always a pleasure for Boys & Clubs of Nassau County to nominate Youths of the Month. For May, the two young people recognized are Jeremiah Randolph and Camron Redding. Camron Redding is a cheerful, hard-working member of the Roberts Club. This 11-year-old youngster attends fourth grade at Emma Love Hardee Elementary, where his name is always found on the A/B Honor Roll. Camron participates in most of the club programs but his favorite is Sports & Recreation. And Camron doesn't just play sports, he consistently helps with "take down" chores at the end of each day's activity. At home Camron is a great help to his mom, even taking on cooking for family meals. He hopes to attend college and would love to play football, perhaps as a career. His positive attitude is sure to take Camron to success in the future. Jeremiah Randolph has been a member of the Miller Club for five years. Now in fifth grade at Yulee Elementary, this 11-year-old young man made a positive impact at the club from the day he enrolled. He takes great pleasure in helping the club staff in any way possible. Jeremiah credits the club with his learning to speak Spanish and with how to treat others with respect. He is a r emarkable athlete, proud of being one of the fastest runners at his school, yet maintains an A/B Honor Roll status. He hopes to attend the University of Florida some day for training in law enforcement. Jeremiah sees that career as the best way of helping people. We wish him every success. He would be a great cop! Redding Randolph Master nutrition class forming W ould you like to develop expertise in the area of food and nutrition and share your knowledge with others? A Master Food and Nutrition Volunteer program is being offered by the Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The program is designed to provide food and nutrition training for selected individuals in Florida. Master Food and Nutrition V olunteer is a title given to individuals who receive in-depth food and nutrition training from County Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agents. In r eturn participants agree to give volunteer service to their local County Extension Office during the next year. T raining will be held at the Duval County Extension office on Wednesdays, Aug. 13-Oct. 15, with follow-up assessment sessions. Sessions are 9:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. There will be a charge of $75 to cover references and lab supplies for the course. For further information or an application, contact Meg McAlpine at 491-7340 or


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 9A F RIDAY J UNE 20, 2014 NEWS News-Leader Volunteens a big help at Baptist Nassau HEATHER A. PERRY News-Leader I nstead of lying around working on their tans, texting or playing video games this summer, six caring, compassionate teens will join a group of young people devoting themselves to o thers as Volunteens at Baptist Medical Center Nassau. A ccording to Volunteen Coordinator Stephanie Manwell, the Association o f Florida Healthcare Auxiliaries/ Volunteers, Inc. initiated the outreach program quite a few years ago. This completely volunteer group s upplied the materials and training to hospital auxiliaries and volunteers that w anted to involve the teenagers in their communities in hospital work. T he youthful volunteers were originally known as Candy Stripers. Baptist Medical Center Nassau Auxiliary supported the program for quite a few years but it was discontinued in 2003 d ue to lack of Auxiliary leadership. Manwell and Baptist Nassau Employee Health Nurse approached hospital President Stephen Lee about reinstituting the program. ith Mr. Lees support and the support and cooperation from the Auxiliary Board of Directors and the Auxiliary, the Volunteen program was a pproved, said Manwell, adding that the first group of teens enjoyed their volunteer experience in the summer of 2012 so much they continued serving after school and on weekends. Interest in the program has increased to the point that there is a lready a waiting list of 23 teens for summer 2015. V olunteens serve in many departments of the hospital, including mater ials and management, food and nutrition, patient care, emergency and at the main desk in the lobby. All of our teens are noteworthy said Manwell. Through this experience, some of our teens have definitely decided that a career in the medicalf ield is not for them. However, at least 98 percent have reported the experie nce has helped them decide they wish to pursue their studies in the medical field. Teens must complete an application and medical history, obtain a TB screening from their physician and receive parental permission to participate in the program. For information contact Manwell a t 321-3818. It is a joy to watch our teens serve with compassion. Our auxiliary members always comment that t hey feel rejuvenated about t heir volunteer service when they observe the teens in service, says Stephanie Manwell, Volunt een coordinator. HEATHER A. PERRY NEWS-LEADER T T e e e e n n p p r r o o g g r r a a m m Volunteens serve at Baptist Medical Center-Nassau approxim ately eight hours a week for six weeks under the direct supervis ion of a hospital employee or auxilian. Service hours are docum ented and reported to school guidance counselors. For information contact Volunteen Coordinator Stephanie Manwell at 321-3818. Future nurse volunteering Future doctor, busy summer HEATHER A. PERRY News-Leader F or Volunteen Aja Evans, volunteering at Baptist M edical Center Nassau is a family affair. Her grandmother, Lillie Melton, is one of the s ervice coordinators for the hospitals Auxiliary. She would bring me on Saturdays to help her out with food and nutrition and then she heard about Volunteens and said, Come on out and help. So I did and I liked it. This is my third year here, f irst with my grandmom and then as a Volunteen. T he seasoned veteran declares her goal as a v olunteer is to help others and put smiles on peop le s faces. M ost of her four-hour shifts at Baptist are spent either in food and nutrition or outpatient services. Evans gets a kick out of the auxilians she works with, saying they are really nice, always telling funny stories and making her laugh. The auxilians return the compliment, saying E vans is a joy to have around. She does a good job. She s smar t, willing to l ear n great with the patients and does anything we ask her to do, said Willie Walker Jr. The rising Fernandina Beach High School junior says she plans to do some college tours to figure out where she wants to begin the education that will lead to a nursing career. In addition to her hospital duties, the daughter o f Paula Mellon-Evans and Willie Evans plays bask etball with the summer league at FBHS and is t aking virtual school for English. She also sings in h er chur c s youth choir and likes spending time with her younger siblings Jalay Jalen and W i lli am. HEATHER A. PERRY M atthew SooHoo is a 17-yearo ld rising high school senior who h opes to earn the title of Dr. SooHoo once he completes his studies at the University of Florida. If not that, then maybe something in the field of biomedical engineering. M eanwhile, SooHoo has a b usy schedule this summer b efore his senior year at Fernandina Beach High. In addition to his Volunteen duties at Baptist Medical Center Nassau, he works as a bagger at Publix, will be attending baseball camp and completing his EagleS cout project. H es also on the varsity baseb all team, the city swim league and in the FBHS mar c hing band. Y ork SooHoo thinks being a Volunteen is a great opportunity for his son. Its a great atmosphere. Why not get him exposed to the atmosphere so he can learns ome of the lingo and learn how t hings work in a hospital and see h ow he likes it? In his second year as a Volunteen, SooHoo is at the hospital two days a week and racked up 55 hours of community service l ast year. Upon graduation, hes e ligible to become a hospital Auxilian. The best part is learning about the hospital, all the departments and their contribution overall. The most difficult part is managing your time and other a ctivities around your schedule w ith the hospital, said SooHoo. T he fun part, he says, is being able to interact with patients and other people. Knowing that you could help or brighten their day is amazing. Its a great opportunity to interact and be part of such an amazingg roup of people who only want w hats best. SooHoo shares his home with par e nts Y o rk and Nina and older br other, Stephen. Twilight is the familys canine companion. Leisur e hours find the active teen going to the beach or hangi ng out with friends and family. V olunteen Coordinator Stepha nie Manwell described SooHoo as one of the most versatile teens in our pr o gram. He is a har d worker and is very dependable. He has a positive outlook on life and is a joy to work with. Manwell says it is a joy for her to watch the Volunteens serve with compassion. Our Auxiliary members always comment they feel rejuve-n ated about their volunteer servi ce when they see the teens in s ervice. HEA THER A. PERR Y/NEWS-LEADER A ja Evans takes a quick b reak in the gazebo in the A uxiliary Garden at Baptist Medical Center Nassau. HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER B aptist Medical Center N assau V o lunteen Matthew SooHoo is planning a car e er in the medical field.


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, JUNE20, 2014 NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINABEACH, FL ORIDA 10A PIRATES VS. HORNETS PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADERThe Fernandina Beach High School varsity and junior varsity boys basketball teams hosted the Yulee Hornets Tuesday night in sum mer league action. The FBHS Pirates host W est Nassau's Warriors Monday at 6 p.m. (junior varsity) and 7 p.m. (varsity) and Camden County Tuesday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The Pirates will cap the week with a summer camp at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. SUBMITTED PHOTOSThis year at the FIAAA State Banquet, Nassau County was well represented for the second year in a row with recipients of the st atewide sportsmanship award. The FIAAA added a new category for middle school athletes by accepting statewide nominations for male and female athletes with exemplary sportsmanship on and off the field or court. Both state middle school winners were from Nassau County as well as the high school 3A-4A male winner. FIAAA District 3 Directo r Cam Harrison presented all three athletes with their awards. Left, Yulee Middle School's Summer Roach pictured with Coach Shaun Forbes. Center, Fernandina Beach Middle S chool's male state winner Walker Bean pictured wit his mother Abby Bean and principal Dr. John Mazzella. Right, Fernandina Beach High School's male 3A-4A winner Aust in Jones accepts his award from Harrison. G OOD SPORTS


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 11AFRIDAY, JUNE20, 2014 SPORTS News-Leader FERNANDINABEACH PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT SUMMER ADULTSOFTBALL LEAGUES SUMMER RECREATIONALCO-ED LEAGUE June 16 KraussCare Landscaping19 Diamond Cutters13 A vengers14 Logic Mountain13 Green Turtle Tavern13 Bad Company2 San Jose Collision/AIM South17 Halftime Sports Bar11 A vengers19 Green Turtle Tavern9 San Jose Collision/AIM South16 Bad Company5 STANDINGS KRAUSSCARE KRUSHERS3-0 A VENGERS3-1 SAN JOSE COLLISION/AIM3-1 GREEN TURTLE TAVERN2-2 DIAMOND CUTTERS1-1 LOGIC MOUNTAIN0-2 HALFTIME SPORTS BAR0-2 BAD COMPANY0-3 All games played at the Ybor Alvarez Softball Fields, 3243 Bailey Road. For statistics and schedules, log onto ADULT SOFTBALL DOUBLES CHAMPS SUBMITTED PHOTOSThe Kraft Tennis Club held its annual Member/Guest Tennis Tournament June 6-8. There were 50 doubles teams entered into three d ivisions. Left, women's doubles 6.0 runners-up Pam Rea and Pam Prax and champions Amelie Nichol and Nicola Nichol. Center, women's doubles 7.0 runners-up Fran Aylward and Lois Brough and champions Sandy Eldridge and Presley Rushing. Right, women's doubles 7.0+ runners-up Susie DeMille and Cyndee Robertson and champions Jan ett Thomas and Grace Walsh. Pictured above: Left, men's doubles 7.0 ru nners-up Bob Wesche and Tom Livingston along with champions David W eihe and Carlos Chavez; center, men's doubles 7.0+ runners-up John Mirschel and Clifford Mirschel and division champions Brad Smith and Rick Sanford; and, right, mixed doubles 6.0 runners-up To ny Miller and Susie Bryant and champions Sandy Mann and Don Mann. Far left:Mixed doubles 7.0 champions Marilyn Baggett and David Law along with runners-up Frances Blancett and Bob Stine. Left:Mixed doubles 7.0+ runners-up Dave Mathe and Kim Stewart and champions Nancy Barnes and John Bray. JUNIOR CAMPSG G y y m m n n a a s s t t i i c c s sFantastic Gymnastic summer camp is July 21-24 from 9 a.m. to noon for ages four and up. Cost is $85 for registered gymnasts and $95 for nonregistered. V isit, email or call 225-0022 for information. The gym is located at 96070 Chester Road in Yulee. 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.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 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.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 July 1-4, July 29-Aug. 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. Call the pro shop at 2775907, email or visit OakMarsh for information.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 T ammy Peacock at (404) 4029173.


HEATHER A. PERRY News-Leader S S a rah Bash-Gleason moved here for a teaching job in Jacksonville but soon enough, her artistic spirit chafed at the restrictions of structured days. The regimented life is behind her now and she says w ith a smile, Its always been a dream of mine to just follow what I love to do and to make my living with art, and now? Now Im living the dream. A single mom, substitute teacher and ocean rescue lifeguard, it is her work as an artist that brought BashG leason to the attention of Bijoux Amelia owner Cindy Jackson. Sarah happened to come into my little store to show me her work. As a result, she designed some signature wine bags for me to sell during Shrimp Fest. T he unique burlap wine bags with a whimsical shrimp painted on them sold quite well, despite the poor weather during the annual festival. Bash-Gleason has been e volving as an artist since she w as big enough to hold a crayo n. I didnt take art classes until I was about 10 years old but I would get in trouble for drawing on my walls, and doo-d ling and daydreaming in class during grade school, s he said. W orking as a professional a rtist since 2008, BashGleason says she likes the fr e edom of being able to express herself through art with a sense of humor, grace and vibrant colors. A long with the fulfillment h er art brings, there are also c hallenges. The most challenging thing about being an artist is the consistency of work/pr oj e cts and getting enough sleep when I am commissioned to do artwork that has a deadline. Her current favorite mediu ms are acrylic paint pens, sharpie/ink and pencil but s he also enjoys using spray paint and expensive acrylic p aint. Her most unusual project to date was a graffiti-style piece using spray paint and sharpies. She said this piece w as taken to a level that could be considered urban street a rt. It was challenging and fun t o do. In addition to the beach bags, shell bags and wine b ags she makes for Bijoux A melia, Bash-Gleason also paints customized surfboards a nd T-shirts, and designs signs for businesses. She mentions with pride her first published work, a childrens book she illustratedf or Australian author, J.R. Paulter, At the Beach with B ucket and Spade available on iTunes or at w Shell be teaching at an art camp in St. Simons Island, Ga., this summer Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Bash-Gleason has a political science with a m inor in painting fr om Florida I nternational University in M iami and a masters in educ ation specializing in social s tudies from Nova Southeaste rn in Ft. Lauderdale. T he artist shares her island home with her daughter Skyler and their furry friends Dor een, Fr eddie, Shadow Sleeping Beauty a nd Lisa. T o see more of BashG leasons work, visit her webs ite at Contact her at (561 t 12A F RIDAY J UNE 20, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK nr tnnnb #"),#("',#(%) #%!#%,,#(#("'#"(&'##%,&+()!$%*) ,+% -&&% $&%,&$$+%"*,&( '*")*'% -'# &$$+%"*,&)'" b &$$+%"*, 3YearsServingOurCommunity Young artist is now living the dream PHOTOS BY HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER s always been my dream to make a living with my art, says local artist Sarah Bash-Gleason, above left. Bash-Gleason embellished this surfboard with a whimsical design, above. A variety of bags and small canvases created by local artist Sarah Bash-Gleason for Bijoux A melia, above right. Playful shrimp decorate burlap wine bags painted by Bash-Gleason for Bijoux Amelia, right. SUBMITTED


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F RIDAY J UNE 20 2014 N EWS -L EADER / F ERNANDINA B EACH F LORIDA S UDOKU ~ M USIC N OTES O UTAND A BOUT R ELIGION ~ A ROUND S CHOOL C LASSIFIEDS B FISH FR Y & OPEN HOUSE T he third annual F ish Fry and Open House at the Northeast Florida L and Trusts Talbot House, 12134 Houston Ave., J a ckson ville, will be held on June 21 from 1-10 p.m. Enjoy a plate of fish and fixins (pulled pork and ribs also a v ailable) from Butlers BBQ for a $15 donation, $2 beers from Intuition Ale Works and $2 red and white wine. Talbot House will have live music, sunset ka yaking, stargazing with the Northeast Florida As tr onomical S o ciety and other activities throughout the day. Learn about NFLTs initiatives to conserve the remainder of Big Talbot Island and protect natur al areas and special places in Northeast Florida. Kathy Stark, with the Wilderness of North Floridas Park project, will showcase her artwork including pages on NFLT. Call 285-7020 to buy tickets or visit www.nfltfishfry e LAWN GAMES Want to find out how to lawn bowl or play croquet? Join a ranger on the green to learn about these fun outdoor games on June 21 at 2 p.m. at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural St ate Park, located on A1A three miles south of Little Talbot Island State Park. No reservations are necessary and the program is free. For information contact the Talbot Islands Ranger Station at (904) 251-2320. Visit w w w .f GIRAFFE DAY LUNCH Come to White Oak in Y ulee and learn e very thin g you ever wanted to know about the tallest animal on land but were afraid to ask, and help them celebrate Int ernational G ir affe Day, June 22 at 10 a.m. They will even throw in a peek at the g ir aff s e lusi ve cousin, the okapi. And once youve filled your brain with information about giraffes and okapi, fill your stomach with a lunch at the Riverside Pavilion. The latest addition to the giraffe family is waiting to see you. F or tick ets and information visit or call 225-3396. EVENING WITH BAKER The Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library and the Amelia Island Museum of History present An Evening with Larry B aker, nationally known writer of notable Florida novels, on June 24 at 6 p.m. at the museum, 233 S. Third St. Admission is free. Following the talk, autographed books will be availa ble for pur cha se. B aker is the critically acclaimed author of several notable Florida novels, including The Flamingo Rising, which Hallmark filmed in St Augustine and aired in 2001. His new novel, also set in northea s t Florida, The Education of Nancy Adams, w a s released nationally on June 1, and the Florida library tours will mark the beginning of his national tour For information on membership or events, email or visit and click on Friends of the Library. O FF & O N T HE I SLAND Bestselling author to host reading here News-Leader J J oin The Book Loft in welcomi ng author Mary Alice Monroe for a reading, discuss ion and book signing at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1. Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of 16 novels, two childrens books and nonfiction. She w rites richly textured books that delve into the complexities of interp ersonal relationships and the parallels between the land and life. T he Book Loft event will feature The Summer Wind, the second book in Monroes Lowcountry Summer Trilogy. Following the New York Times bestselling title, The Summer G irls, t he story revolves around a family of three estranged half-sisters a nd their grandmother as the four reconnect at the family home on Sullivans Island, S.C. I n book one, Monroe introduced readers to the complex relationships a mong the sisters who return to the familys historic home, Sea B reeze, before it is sold and their grandmother, Mamaw moves to a retirement community. She draws readers back to the unspoiled beauty of Sullivans Island for the second installment in an emotional trilogy about sisterhood, second chances and lifelong bonds. Monroe also uses the plight of t he Atlantic bottlenose dolphin as the undercurrent in her trilogy, with t he perilous life of one wild dolphin as its keystone. While Monroes novels are set against issues facing our p hysical landscape, her stories explore the emotional landscape of contemporary human and moral i ssues through her characters. Its not unusual for an animal to b e mixed among the cast of characters in a Mary Alice Monroe novel. I ts become part of her trademark, captivating readers hearts with memorable characters and at the same time awakening people to an important environmental issue. I wanted to write a novel about the dolphin because we connect with that knowing, beguiling smile, Monroe says in a press release. But t he impetus for me to write this series now is the hard fact that 48 to 5 2 percent of the wild dolphins in BOOK Continued on 2B SUBMITTED PHOTOS Bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe will read from her newest novel, The Summer Wind, at The Book Loft on Centre Street on July1 at 4 p.m. A WILD EXHIBIT E llen Meakins Glowing Clouds was one of the entries in the 2014 Wild Amelia Nature Photography Contest; the winning images will be on disp lay for the first time o n June 27 from 78 :30 p.m. at the Fort C linch Visitor Center and will become part of a per m anent exhibit there. All of the contest entries will be shown in a slideshow A dditionally a concert b y the Amelia River R amblers will add to the magic of the evening. The event is free and open to the public; park entr y fees will be waived. PHOTO COUR TESY OF ELLEN MEAKIN Local theater student lands Broadway show F or many young theater talents, landing a g ig on The Great White Way is the end goal. On Monday, July 14, for one night only, some young Broadway hopefuls will get to live the dream, including one from Fernandina Beach. Eighteen musical theater students selected fr om some of the most pr estigious theatri c al programs a cross the country w ill come together to perform in Br oadway Rising Stars, a Celebration of Kander & Ebb, at T own Hall, New Y ork, N.Y T hat includes l ocal r esident T i f fany GrayLenahan, daughter of Don and Maurine Lenahan of Fernandina Beach. The showcase will feature the brightest talent chosen fr om the American Musical and Dramatic Academy the Collaborative Arts P roject 21, Circle in the Square, Juilliard, M ar ymount, The New School, NYU s S teinhar d t and T isch schools, Pace University and more. The young actors will perform over two dozen show tunes penned by the beloved team of Kander & Ebb, who brought the world Chicago, Cabar et, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Flora the Red Menace, The Rink, S teel Pier and so many more. T he show is directed by Scott Coulter and h osted and written by Scott Siegel, with special guest Bill Irwin. Gray-Lenahan is a graduate of the Douglas Anderson School of the Ar ts in Jacksonville and currently resides in New York City, wher e she is completing a two-year musical theater -training pr ogram at The Cir cle in the S quare Theatre School. For more information about Broadway Rising Stars, visit Tickets are on sale online, at the box office and through Ticketmaster. Gray-Lenahan B ackw oo ds Country Jam set for Callahan Speedway Callahan and Nassau County are set to be center stage of the first annual BackwoodsC ountry Jam on Saturday, Sept. 27 when country stars will be entertaining thousands of fans. Justin Moore, the ACM 2014 New Country Artist of the Year, will headline the Backwoods Country Jam and will be accompanied by Jason Michael Carroll, Jon Langston, Amber DeLaCruz and two other Nor th Florida local artists. Moore is coming off his current headlining tour Of f the Beaten Path. Cr owned the Academy of Country Musics New Artist of the Year, Moore brings an array of hits including, Lettin the Night Roll, Small Town USA, Til My Last Day, Backwoods, Point at Y ou, If Heaven W asn t So Far Away, among many others. Thr oughout his car eer, Moore has produced three No. 1 albums and eight Top 20 hits. His twang and small-town roots will bring the backwoods to small-town USA, Callahan. Jason Michael Car r oll, the singer of such hits as Alyssa Lies, Livin Our Love Song and Hurry Home, will bring arguably one of countr y music s str ongest vocal per formances. Carroll, currently on an overseas tour with for the U.S. Navy, will stop in Callahan to set the Justin Moor e, the ACM 2014 New Country Artist of the Y ear, will headline the B ackwoods C ountr y Jam on Sept. 27 at the Callahan Speedway SUBMITTED JAM Continued on 2B


2B F RIDAY J UNE 20, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK SPECIAL EVENTS The Amelia Island M useum of History with support from the Florida Humanities Council invites you to its 3rd on 3rd Street presentation at 6 p.m. tonight, when Bob Stone will talk about Florida C attle Ranching: F ive Centuries of Tradition. Cattle w ere introduced into the present-day United States when Juan Ponce de Len brought Spanish cattle to Florida in 1521. Stones multimedia presentation explores and celeb rates the nations oldest cattle ranching state from the c olonial period to the 21st century. This program is made possible by the Florida Humanities Councils Speakers Bureau program, and is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, f irst-served. Contact Gray at 261-7378, e xt. 102, or Tonight at American L egion Post 54, Big Red will s erve her famous barbecue r ibs with baked beans, potato salad and coleslaw for a $10 donation. Dinner is served from 5-7 p.m. The Post is located at 626 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach. B ig Reds Caf at the Post s erves lunch from 1 1 a.m.1 :30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with daily specials and delivery available. Dinner is served from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. Call 2617900 to learn more. J oin Cars, Coffee and C onversation from 10 a.m. to noon June 21 at Starbucks on Sadler Road, Fernandina Beach. Fun auto folk will show off their rides come out and have a look, you never know what will drive up and show off auto history in action. Some of them embers will tour away to view a restoration shop on Route 1 by Nocatee and Ponte Vedra. Come along and then enjoy lunch at the Old English Pub, if the weather cooperates. Rain cancels. The Friends of the Peck C ommunity Center Library will sponsor a flapjack breakfast at A pplebee s on Sadler Road, Fernandina Beach, on June 21 from 810 a.m. T ickets are $10. Contact Mrs. Albert at 2614113 or the library at 3103355, Monday W ednesday a nd Friday Funds raised will go to support the library. On June 21 at 7 p.m. join Nassau Boomers for an Amelia River Cruises Adult T wilight Cruise. Enjoy your favorite beverage and listen to l ocal entertainers onboard. D epart at 7 p.m. sharp for a t wo-hour cruise. Tickets are $28 plus sales tax. Bring snacks and your favorite beverages to share. Purchase tickets online at w, at the ticket kiosk at 1 N. Front St., or call 261-9972 for information. Email to RSVP. Interested boomers may have dinner afterwards. The Hemmings Motor N ews Great Race presented by Hagerty will make an overnight stop in Jacksonville on June 28. Welcome the racers as they stop at The Landing starting at 5:25 p.m. for about two h ours. The event is in conjunction with the Historic S pringfield Main Street Cruise, a classic car cruise in that draws hundreds of cars downtown every fourth Saturday of the month. The Great Race spans more than 2,000 miles each y ear. See the pre-1972 cars and trucks, which are battling f or $150,000 in prize money. More than 100 vehicles are competing in this years race, with the oldest being a 1915 Hudson. The event is free to the public. Visitw Join Nassau Health Foods on July 7 from 4-6 p.m. for an interactive, demonstration cooking c lasses at The Mustard S eed Caf, located inside t he store, that will make stud ents feel like theyre in a live cooking show. Learn, t aste and take home the recipes. Chef Bill Thompson of the Amelia Island Culinary Academy will demonstratem odern Middle Eastern cooki ng, including Organic Carrot H umus with Dukah Spiced Whole Wheat Pita, Baby Kale and W a tercress Salad with Pomegranate V inaigrette, and Crispy Fried Chickpeas with Mint and Preserved Organic Lemons. F ee is $35. Prepay with c ash/checks at the store in a dvance to hold your spot. The A melia Island Museum of History pres ents its fifth annual Community Appreciation Day on July 12. Enjoy the lazy days of s ummer bouncing around in a f ree bounce house, listening t o free live music, eating deli cious free food, playing free games, making free crafts, winning free prizes and trans forming your face into a work of art for free. All activities begin S aturday, July 12 at 10 a.m. a nd last until 2 p.m. and free a dmission to the A melia Island Museum of History from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information about this program email Charity Robles at charity@ameliamu or visit www.ameliam THEA TER Rendezvous Festival, formerly Amelia Island Film Festival, is accepting film submissions for its debut International Film and Music Festival to be held June 5-13, 2015 on Amelia Island and American Beach. Submissions accepted in the following categories: U.S S horts, U.S Features, U.S Documentaries, International Shorts, International Features, Animation Shorts and New Category Music Videos. For rules, regulations, submission dates and fees visit T ickets are on sale for the Alton Brown Live Edible Inevitable Tour, set for Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Florida Theatre, 128 East Forsyth St., Suite 300, Jacksonville. Famed Chef Brown brings his brand of quirky humor and c ulinary-science antics to the stage. The two-hour show is a unique blend of live on-stage cooking, stand up comedy, food experimentation, talk show antics, multimedia lecture and for the first time, live music. Tickets are $39/$49/$69/$125. Call the t icket office at (904 ARTS. Alhambra Theatre & Dining presents the Tony Award-winning Shrek the M usical as its 2014 summ er family show, which runs through July 27 and features family pricing at $148 for four tickets. Regular pricing starts at $35 and includes dinner show and parking. Call the box office at (9041 212 or visit www.alhambraj AProm Night Mystery Dinner Theatre at Southern Junction will raise funds for the St. Marys Childrens Theatre on June 21 at 7 p.m. E njoy fun, food and an e vening filled with surprises. T he public is invited to wear their favorite prom attire from yesterday or today and enjoy dinner catered by The Green Room. T ickets are $45 per person that includes the prom and the dinner Get tickets at F riese Studio of Music or call ( 912) 576-6801. Amelia Community Theatre will hold auditions for the musical Hair from 1-3 p.m. on June 28 in the main stage theatre at 207 Cedar St. Lee Hamby will direct, with performanceso n Sept. 19, 20 and 21. T here will be two performances on Sept. 20. Those auditioning should prepare 32 bars of a song in the musical theater or s folk or rock style and bring sheet music in the appropriate key An accompanist will be p rovided. No a cappella or k araoke track auditions will be accepted. All roles are open; ACTis looking for a culturally and physically diverse tribe. For more information, email the director at lham C allahan Area Show T heatre will perform Murder In the A ir A Murder Mystery Dinner Show, on June 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. and June 28 at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Callahan. Tickets are $15 and include dinner and the show Contact 879-4713 or Tickets must be purchased in advance due to limited seating. MUSEUM One ticket, four pubs, a wealth of historical information about downtown Fernandina and a good time for all. Join the Amelia Island Museum of History Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. to tour four of the towns most popular, notorious or otherwise historic pubs and bars. One ticket will get you one drink at each establishment and an earful of colorful tales about the places you visit as well as those you see along your way. Its a great way to see Fernandina and learn about its history. Tickets are $25 per person (must be 21, must show ID tour begins at the historic train depot in downtown Fernandina Beach. Reservations required. Contact Thea at 261-7378, ext.105 or Thea@ameliamu Guests on the ghost tour will learn Amelia Island ghost stories as they tiptoe through dark streets and walk in the footsteps of a bygone era as the past comes alive through the skillful storytelling of your guide. This tour begins at 6 p.m. every Friday like clockwork and lasts approximately one hour. Meet your guide in the cemetery behind St. Peters Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic A ve. Tickets may be purchased at the Amelia Island Museum of History for $10/adults and $5/students. Contact Thea at 261-7378, ext. 105 or Thea@ameliamu for more informa tion. M M u u s s i i c c i i n n p p a a r r k k The St. Marys Convention & Visitors Bureau will host the next Starry Nights, Music in the Park series on June 21 from 6-8 p.m. at the St. Marys Waterfront Park amphitheater, featuring The Just Jazz Q uartet, a Jacksonville group that combines years of experience to create a sophisticated n ostalgic performance. Youll hear classics like Duke Ellington and Miles Davis. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and settle in for a relaxing evening. For information call the St. Marys Welcome Center at (912 J J a a z z z z u u n n d d e e r r s s t t a a r r s s A merican Legion Post 174 will host Jazz under the Stars on June 27 at the Post 174 l ot on the corner of 12th and Beech streets. The community is invited to come and share in a night of jazz, food and fun starting at 8 p.m. Refreshments will be for sale. R R o o c c k k a a n n d d b b l l u u e e s s The Florida Theatre in downtown J acksonville presents the Third Annual Rock N Blues Fest Tour on Aug. 14 at 8 p.m. This y ear stars Johnny Winter, his brother Edgar Winter, Vanilla Fudge, Peter Rivera, formerly of Rare Earth, and Savoy Browns Kim Simmonds. Tickets are available from the Florida Theatre ticket Office, located at 128 East Forsyth St. in downtown Jacksonville, 9043 55-ARTS (2787 S S h h e e r r y y l l C C r r o o w w F rom humble beginnings as a jingle and b ack-up singer, Sheryl Crow has reached the p innacle of professional solo success. The a rtist will play The Florida Theatre in J acksonville on Sept. 14. Her debut album, t he 7-time platinum Tuesday Night Music Club, hit No. 3 and earned three Grammys for the classic All I W a nna Do. The album also featured Strong Enough, Cant Cry Anymore, and Leaving Las Vegas. Visit or call 855-502-3520 for information. D D u u l l c c i i m m e e r r g g r r o o u u p p T he Yulee Dulcimers meet the second Saturday of each month at New V ision Congregational Church, 96072 Chester Road, Yulee. Members play all types of dulcimer music from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Please bring several c opies of your favorite music to share. B eginners welcome. For more information c all 849-1616. C C o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y b b a a n n d d The Nassau Community Band is an ensemble of amateur musicians, retired and current music educators, even folks that have not played since high school or college.I t welcomes all interested persons to join t hem for rehearsals at 6 p.m. Thursdays at t he Y ulee Middle School band room, 85439 Miner Road. Email, call band President Chuck Belinski at 2771257 or search Nassau Community Band on Facebook. M M u u s s i i c c c c r r u u i i s s e e s s A melia River Cruises Adult BYOB T wilight Tours are held Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $29 per person at 1 North Front St., Fernandina Beach, or call 261-9972 or book online at www C C a a s s e e y y s s B B a a r r Caseys Bar, 852426 US 17, Yulee. Call 2 25-2000. T T h h e e C C o o u u r r t t y y a a r r d d T he Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Centre St., John Springer on the piano ThursdaySaturday from 6:30-10 p.m. Call 432-7086. Join them on Facebook at courtyardpubandeats for information on special events including appearances by The Usual Suspects with Pam and Davis Turner on Sunday evenings. You never know who may show up. D D a a v v i i d d s s Davids Restaurant and Lounge, 802 Ash St., presents Aaron Bing Friday and Saturday nights. Call 904-310-6049. F F l l o o r r i i d d a a H H o o u u s s e e F lorida House Inn, 22 S. Third St., hosts Open Mike Night each Thursday from 7:301 0:30 p.m. in the Mermaid Bar hosted by local musician Terry Smith. Musicians perform and the audience gets to hear new talent. Appropriate for the whole family. No cover charge. Call Smith at (904 G G r r e e e e n n T T u u r r t t l l e e T he Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St., presents Vinyl Record Night every Tuesday from 7 -11 p.m. Listen to LPs played on high-end turntables, talk about the medium and purchase albums. Disc jockeys JG World and Jim play an eclectic mix from their personal collection of thousands of records. Call 3212324. H H a a m m m m e e r r h h e e a a d d Hammerhead Beach Bar, 2045 S. F letcher Ave. Live music. Visit Hammerhead on Facebook. Contact Bill Childers at I I n n s s t t a a n n t t G G r r o o o o v v e e The Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence Holmes, Johnny Robinson, Scott Giddons a nd Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday night at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Dress is casual. For information call Holmes a t 556-6772. P P a a l l a a c c e e S S a a l l o o o o n n T he Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St., prese nts live music. Call 491-8999 or email kel l Join them on Facebook or visit S S a a l l t t y y P P e e l l i i c c a a n n The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill, 12 N. Front St., live music Thursday through Sunday. Call 277-3811, or visit The Salty Pelican Bar a nd Grill on Facebook. S S a a n n d d y y B B o o t t t t o o m m s s Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910 Atlantic A v e., the Macy s from 6-9 p.m. live inside Wednesdays; and line dancing classes with Kathy Ball inside from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. Visit www.sandybottomsa S S e e a a b b r r e e e e z z e e Seabreeze Sports Bar, in the Days Inn on Sadler Road, live music. S S h h e e f f f f i i e e l l d d s s Sheffields at The Palace, 117 Centre St., presents late night dance mixes on Fridaysw 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 Join them on Facebook or visit S S l l i i d d e e r r s s Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher Ave., live music in the tiki bar 6-10 p.m.n ightly and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, r eggae W ednesdays with Pili Pili; The M acys in the lounge Friday and Saturdays 6-10 p.m.; shag dancing Sundays from 4-7 p.m.; music nightly 9 p.m.-1 a.m. in the Breakers Lounge. Call 277-6652. V isit www Join Sliders on Facebook and T witter T T h h e e S S u u r r f f T he Surf Restaurant & Bar 3199 S. F letcher A ve., presents DJ Roc on the deck W ednesdays at 6 p.m., Richard Smith Fridays at 6 p.m. and the Honey Badgers Saturdays at 6 p.m. Call 261-5711 or email Join them on Facebook or visit www Submit items and updates for this calendar to Assistant Editor Sin Perry at sperr y@fbnewsleader .com. MUSIC NOTES Fill in the squares so that each row, column and 3-b y-3 box contain the numbers 1 through 9. Solution will appear in the Wednesday B-section. W ednesday, June 18, 2014 Solution O UTAND A BOUT stage and mood for Moor e. The 2014 Backwoods Countr y Jam is not only pr e senting a concert, but also reaching out to help local nonpr ofits. Backwoods Country Jam and its team members will help nonpr ofit or ganizations, youth associa tions and foundations of North Florida and South Geor gia fundraise thr ough ticket sales and involvement in the production of the event. Some of the foundations benefiting ar e: Callahan Boy Scouts, Callahan Band Boosters, Hilliar d High School, Boys & Girls Clubs of Nor theast Florida, First Coast No More Homeless Pets, Ark of Nassau, Y ulee Pop W ar ner and Little League. More than 20 organizations have been the beneficiaries of the Backwoods Country Jam. To give back to the community that suppor ts the event, 2014 will see the birth of the Backwoods Country Jam Scholarship Fund that, thr ough pr o ceeds, will benefit West Nassau High School and Hilliar d High School, or ganizer Kyle Roosen said in a pr ess release. The Backwoods Countr y Jam will be held on Sept. 27 the Callahan Speedway. The gates will open at 3:30 p.m. with local musicians kicking of f the jam. Justin Moor e will headline at 9:30 p.m. The event will feature food, merchandise and drinks. T ickets ar e available through Facebook or at (904 451-8072. T icketmaster will have a pr esale July 1-3 and go on full July 14. T ickets also may be purchased for $40 on countryjam, at Gone Gorgeous (Yulee) and Tastys (Fer nandina). T o lear n mor e contact Roosen at (904 8072 or backwoodscountr y South Car olina and Florida are sick. Coupled with the morbillivir us striking along the coast, its an alarming situation. Monroe is an active conser vationist and ser ves on the board of the South Carolina Aquarium, The LeatherbackT r ust and Charleston Volunteers for Literacy. She is a frequent speaker at book festivals, conferences and private events, and is also a frequent contributor to magazines and online blogs. Monroes novels are published worldwide. She has achieved many lists, including the New Y ork Times, USA Today and SIBA. She has received numerous awards, including the 2008 South Car olina Center for the Book Award for Writing, the 2014 South Carolina Award for Literary Excellence, the RT Lifetime Achievement Award, and was featured at the National Festival of the Book. The Butter fly s Daughter won the International Book Award for Gr een Fiction. Monroe is currently published by Gallery Books, Simon & Schuster. She lives with her family on a bar rier island off Charleston, S.C., where she is currently writing. For information, videos, podcasts and more, go to and Facebook. The Book Loft event is by r eservation only. Call 2618991 or drop by the store at 214 Centre St., Fernandina Beach, to reserve your seat, as space is limited. J AM Continued fr om 1B BOOK Continued from 1B


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK R ELIGION 3B F R IDAY J U NE 20, 2014/News-Leader Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm Saturday Vigil Mass 7 pm Spanish Mass Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church Sunday Masses 8:00 am 10:00 pm 12:00 pm (noon Daily Mass 8:30am Mon, Wed,Thurs & Fri. 6pm Tues H oly Day Masses Vigil 6 pm; Holy Day-8:30 am,6 pm Confessions: Saturday 3 pm 3:45 pm or by appt Rev.Jose Kallukalam Sunday School..................................9:30 am Sunday Worship..............................10:45 am Wednesday AWANA........................6:15 pm Wednesday Bible Study................6:30 pmPastor:Bud Long941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd-107 SouthFernandina Beach, FL32034261-4741 CELEBRATION BAPTIST 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 Doug Sides, Senior Pastor Morning Services 8:15 and 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am S unday Evening 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm Wednesday Children 6:30 pm Wednesday OverflowYouth 6:30 pm Nursery Provided For All ServicesYulee, FL32097www.Yuleebaptistchurch.comULEE85971 Harts Rd.Y BCAPTISTVisitors Always Welcome!904 HURCH In the Heart of Fernandina9N.6thStreetDr.Wain WesberrySenior Pastor D r.Doug GanyoAssociate PastorWorship 8:30 & 11 am Sunday School 9:50 amNursery Children Youth Adults St. Peters Episcopal Church Welcomes You!Located at the corner of 8th &Atlantic 8:30 am Holy Eucharist 9:15 am Breakfast 10:amHoly Eucharist 2nd Sunday of the month 6:00pmBeach Holy Eucharist atMain Beach 4th Sunday of the month 6:00pm Celtic Service904-261-4293www.stpeterparish.ort 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. Bolden Sr., PastorThe Church inthe Heart of the City With the Desire to be in the Heart of All PeopleSunday New Members Class 9 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Noon-day Prayer Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m. Ministries: Bus & Van, Couples, Singles, Youth A A d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e Y Y o o u u r r C C h h u u r r c c h h H H e e r r e e !T To o a a d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e i i n n t t h h e e C C h h u u r r c c h h D D i i r r e e c c t t o o r r y y ; ; c c a a l l l l t t h h e e N N e e w w s s L L e e a a d d e e r r a a t t2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 9 9 6 6 FIVE POINTS BAPTISTCome Experience the Joy of Worship & Service Psalm 100Rev. 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The theme will be eird Animals, where Jesus love is one of a kind. Gods love will come to life like never before, touching lives, changing hearts and drawing all people closer to Christ. Participants are in for a wildly creative, unforgettable t ime. All ages are welcome. For transportation or more information, c all Sister Jeannette White at 7037334. Y Y u u l l e e e e U U n n i i t t e e d d Yulee United Methodist Church announces its Vacation Bible School Faith Under C onstruction will take place from 6-8 p.m. July 7-11 for students i n pre K-sixth grade. Call to register with your childs name, age and phone number at 2 25-5381. M M e e m m o o r r i i a a l l U U n n i i t t e e d d Grab a hammer, find a paintbrush and put your thinking cap on! Its time for VBS at Memorial United Methodist Church, 601 Centre St., downtown Fernandina, July 14-18 from 8:30 a.m.-noon. All r ising kindergarteners through rising sixth graders are welcome to a ttend and discover the Workshop of Wonders where the ordinary becomes the extraordinary with God. Sign up at or call 261-5769 with questions. S S t t . P P e e t t e e r r s s St. Peters Episcopal Church i nvites all children to gear up at Workshop of Wonders: Imagine and Build with God Vacation Bible School. Explore and experience how the ordinary becomes extraordinary with God. The fun begins July 21 and ends July 25, from 9 a.m. to noon each day at 801 A tlantic Ave. The adventure includes music that will wow your e ars, interactive Bible fun, super science, cool crafts, hands-on mission work, delicious snacks, great games and more. To be a part of all the excitement at Workshop of Wonders, call Gaye Pappas at 2614293 or visit https://2014.cokesb to register online. P P l l a a y y g g r r o o u u p p Mom, me Playgroup for moms and infants-preschoolers meets every Thursday morning in Noahs Place at First Presbyterian Church, 9 N. Sixth St. in downtown F ernandina Beach. Noahs Place is open from 9 a.m.-noon for moms to g ather, socialize and network while children grow and learn through play and interaction. All are welcome. If you have questions, call the church office at 261-3837 or visit RELIGION NOTES H H o o m m e e c c o o m m i i n n g g S olid Rock Church of God by Faith, 86138 Palm Tree Drive, Yulee, i nvites everyone to attend a Homecoming Celebration on June 22 during morning worship at 11:30 a.m. The them is Honoring the Past: Celebrating the Present, Looking forw ard to the Future. 59 Years. A draft letter is available to invite formerm embers for this special celebration. Solid Rock is continuing its centennial c elebration (1914-2014o purchase an ad in the souvenir program contact Minister Mary Calhoun at 225-5456. W W o o m m e e n n s s D D a a y y M t. Olive Baptist Church of Kings Ferry will hold their Annual WomensD ay Program on June 22 at 3 p.m. The speaker will be Minister Betty W illiams of St. Paul Baptist Church, Baldwin. All are welcome to attend. 3 3 0 0 t t 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 Vision Congregational Church, UCC invites the community to a service of celebration of the 30th a nniversary of the ordination to ministry of the Rev. Mary Kendrick Moore on June 22 at 4 p.m. at New V ision, 96072 Chester Road in Yulee. A reception will follow. Special guests w ill include the Rev. Dr. Karen Massey, Associate Dean of McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta, who will reflect on memories and the winding pathways that ministry takes. Emma Bledsoe is the guest vocalist, along with Jane Lindberg on the piano a nd Susan Magg on flute. Visit w ww .NewVisionCongregationalChurc h .org, find them on Facebook or contact Moore at 238-1822. U U n n i i t t y y s s e e r r v v i i c c e e s s Unity Isle of Light holds services on the second and four th Sunday of the month at the American Beach C ommunity Center, 1600 Julia St. on A melia Island. The June 22 ser vice w ill featur e Mar cia Br own, spiritual leader and coordinator, who will speak on the topic of The Gift of Today, taken from Psalm 118. Unity Isle of Light is a start-up spiritual community on Amelia Island with a positive, practical and progres-s ive approach to Christianity. All are i nvited and childr en ar e welcomed. T he American Beach Community Center is ADA compliant. To learn more about Unity Isle of Light contact Marcia Brown at 415-0822. S S u u m m m m e e r r T T a a i i z z A summer Taiz prayer service will be held on June 23 at 7 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Chur ch Hall on N or t h Four th and Calhoun str eets. The Taiz ensemble invites you to a 30-minute service that includes simple chants sung repeatedly, a time of blessed silent reflection, and prayers of praise and inter cessions. Taiz prayer was started in World War II by the monastic community from Taiz, France and continues to this day All a r e welcome. T T u u e e s s d d a a y y w w o o r r s s h h i i p p Join the Salvation Army Hope House on Tuesday, June 24 at noon as they again come together and focus their attention on Jesus, as his friend and disciple John describes him in the Gospel of the same name. For more information, call 321-0435 or stop by 410 S. Ninth St. 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 F ranklintown United Methodist Church will celebrate its 126th c hurch anniversary and Pastor Avis Smiths fifth anniversary as pastor on June 29. The celebration program will commence at 11 a.m. Speaker for this occasion will be the Rev. Dr. Gary Thomas, Greater Antioch Church, Jacksonville. Inspirational theme for t he occasion is: Building Blocks for the Future: Faith, Hope and Charity. T he community is invited to fellowship on this joyous occasion. The church is at 1415 Lewis St. A dinner will follow the service. For information contact the church at 277-2726. S S u u m m m m e e r r s s e e r r i i e e s s T he local Unitarian Universalist congregation has a special series of s ervices planned for July and August. All presentations will take place on site in Fernandina in the usual location at the Island Art Association, 18 N. Second St. The series starts July 6 with the Rev. Dr. Gaye Ortiz leading the serv-i ce. It will continue with minister-led services alternating with explorations into the book Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in E veryday Life. S ervices take place each Sunday b eginning at 10:45 a.m. in the Island A rt Association education building. For information email B B i i b b l l e e s s t t u u d d y y Yulee United Methodist Church announces a new summer adult Bible s tudy class on the Book of Romans at 7 :30 p.m. every Thursday, taught by L inda Jones. Phone 225-0231 for details. S S u u m m m m e e r r h h o o u u r r s s St. Peters Episcopal Churchs summertime schedule is Sundays, 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist; 9:15 a.m.b reakfast; and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist. T he second Sunday of each month at 6 p.m., Holy Eucharist is held at Main Beach. The four t h Sunday of the month features a Celtic service at 6 p.m. at the church, 801 Atlantic Ave. 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 service with f ree breakfast offers food for the body a nd the soul at 8:30 a.m. every Sund ay at The Bar n in Y ulee, 850918 US 17, one block nor t h of A1A at the corner of Pages Dairy Road. Call 4777268. V V o o l l u u n n t t e e e e r r s s n n e e e e d d e e d d The Drop in Center is looking for v olunteers for Tuesdays and W ednesdays (9 a.m.-1 p.m. t er ser v es people experiencing home lessness and those at high risk for homelessness. Ser v ices include show ers and laundr y facilities, a mailing address, phone and computer use, and assistance in acquiring needed documents and referrals to localp roviders. The center is at the F er nandina Beach Chur ch of Christ a t the corner of 14th and Jasmine s treets. To volunteer or request further information, contact Ellen Miller at 556-2810. New Vision hosts Faith Shapes series How does faith take shape in a person or a community? How do we come to be the people of faith that we ar e? What is the r ole of our cultur e, l anguage and customs in the develo pment of our religious consciousness? When the Dalai Lama was asked why the world has so many dif ferent religions, he answered, there are many illnesses, therefore there are many medicines. These wor ds point to the meaning that can be found in t he dif ferent shapes and express ions of faith among the world s religions. When asking how faith develops, or takes shape, there are some natural questions that come up for almost anyone who begins a quest for faith. These questions and more will be explored in a six-week summer series at New V ision Congr egational Chur ch, UCC on Sundays at 10 a.m. T he discussion on June 22 will i nclude Creation Accounts, exploring how creation stories develop and what role they play in our faith. On June 29, the topic is Sin and Reconciliation, taking an open-minded look at the role of self-awareness in our faith. The second thr ee ses sions will be held on July 27-Aug. 10 a nd explor e the topics of Mystics a nd Spirits, Peace and Justice and Bir t h, Death and Re-birth. The guide for the series is Billy Thomas, counselor coordinator at Florida State College at Jacksonville and founder and coor dinator at Amelia Karma Kagyu Study Group and Meditation Center in Yulee. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religion fr om Stetson University a Master of Ar ts in Christian Education fr om The S outhern Baptist Theological S eminary and post-graduate hours in Educational Psychology at University of North Florida. Thomas teachesW orld Religion, Introduction to Religion, and Old and New Testament courses at FSCJ where he openly engages his students about the questions and wisdom oft he world s faith expressions. N ew V ision holds informal summer gatherings each Sunday at 10 a.m. at 96072 Chester Road in Yulee. Visit www.NewVisionCongrega, find them on Facebook or contact the Rev Mar y Kendrick Moore at 238-1822. SUBMITTED A gr oup of Amelia Baptist childr en get ready for Vacation Bible School, above. Children ages three t hrough fifth grade will enjoy a fun-filled week at Amelia Baptist Vacation Bible School June 23-28 from 9 a.m. to noon. As special agents for Agency D3, children will discover if Jesus is really who He claims to be and if the whole Bible is tr u e. A bicycle r o deo will be held on Satur d ay after the VBS closing program. Register at Amelia Baptist Church, 961167 Buccaneer Trail across from Harris Teeter. Call 261-9527 for information.


A ROUND S CHOOL F R IDAY J U NE 20, 2014News-Leader 4 B CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK C C a a m m p p C C u u p p c c a a k k e e Future pastry chefs had a lot of fun at Fernandina Beach Christian Academys Camp Cupcake recently, including a cupcake com-p etition, above. Fernandina Beach C hristian Academy offers summer camps for child ren including Pirates and Princess, Science Explores, Photography Camp, Legos and Lego Robotics. Contact Shannon Hogue for infor mation and registration forms at 491-5 664. SUBMITTED PHOTOS PHOTOS BY LUCY GREEN WITH BLINK BY BLINK PHOTOGRAPHY V V P P K K g g r r a a d d u u a a t t e e s s Early Impressions @ Midtown and Early Impressions @ Blackrock recently held their VPK graduations for 2014. Early Impressions @ Midtown teacher April Martin, right, and assistant Mackenzie Roberts, left, are pictured with, top row, f rom left, Robert Wehr; Nelani Alexander; Justin Daniels; Ayden Jacobs; Aeron Reynolds; Gary Jones; Courtney Davis; Aubrielle Parmenter; Journey Walker; C arma Daly; and Abby Brazuaskas. Bottom row are River Harrell; Kenzie Dalbow; and Hunter Davis. E arly Impressions @ Midtown teacher Ashley Campbell, left, and assistant Calia L eMay right, are pictured with VPK graduates, top row, from left, John Forbes; A iden Harkins; Noah Frost; Michael Hersey; Jackson Mosley; Semir Parara; Reece Belson; Christopher Messer; Brynn Smith; Harleigh Anderson; and Jackson Holmes. Bottom r o w ar e Haylee Dwinnell; Lanae Nelson; David Holley; Marley Little; Jef fr ey Nicholson; Shyann Watkins; and Ryanne Manning. E arly Impressions @ Blackrock, Inc. teacher Dreau Murphy is pictured with VPK graduates, top row, from left, Payton Smith; Rylan Randolph; Christian Hickox; Leland Crider; and Lyndzey Martin. Bottom row are Victoria Smith; Alana Young; Shleby Rothenberg; Alyssa Neal; Shaniya Jones; and Ian Lackie. Early Impr essions @ Blackr ock, Inc. teacher Lisa Nicholls, right, and assistant Dearsha Johnson, left, are pictured with VPK graduates, top row, from left, William Powell; Cash Kottler; Jor dan T aylor; Riley Baker; Alexander McRannolds; Jahniya Johnson; Jackson Jones; and Anthony Johns. Bottom r ow are Kyra Turner; Talan Metts; Skylee Freeman; Ella Stockton; Jillian Nelson; Shea Benner; Matthew White; and Jareth Flynn. T T h h e e a a t t e e r r c c a a m m p p s s Fernandina Little Theatre announces registration for two summer theater camps for young children. Theatre for Kids, featuring theater for children performed by children, will have two sessions: Session 1 June 19-29 for ages 5-7, fee $24; and Session 2 July 7-20 for ages 8-10, fee $33. Sessions will meet in the evenings, generally 7-8:30 p.m.; ther e will be thr ee public per for mances, with Sunday matinees. Registration for ms are available at Miss Kates Pre K, located at 1303 Jasmine St.; enrollment is limited. For more information, check the FLT web-site at or email C C i i t t y y c c a a m m p p The Fernandina Beach Parks & Recreation Department offers Art Around the World! Travel to far-off lands and learn about their world by creating art inspired from Australia, Japan, Russia and Italy. Enjoy a snack, music and lear ning about the people, their histor y and cultures, all through art. June 23-27; $100; kinder gar ten-second grade, 9 a.m.-noon, or thir d-sixth grades 1-4 p.m. Students must have completed kinder garten. Visit or call the parks office at 310-3364. S S u u m m m m e e r r p p r r o o g g r r a a m m s s Early Impressions and The Vibe, A Youth Center, offer weekly summer programs for ages 3 and up. Visit www .earlyimpr, call or come by Locations are 464073 SR 200, Unit 16 and 14 (cor ner of A1A and Blackr ock Road), 310-9730 and 432-7146, and 463159 SR 200, (cor ner 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 Join Faith Christian Academy for Camp SMores Fun Camp Adventures, through July 25 for ages 4-12. For ages 4-5, fee of $125/week covers childcare, breakfast, snack and lunch. Childr en ages 6-12 have all meals cover ed plus three field trips per week for $155/week. Registration fee applies. Visit or call 321-2137. 4 4 H H c c a a m m p p s s The University of Florida/IFAS Nassau County Extension Ser vice of fers 4-H Summer Camps thr ough July 17. Kids can learn about farms and cooking at Farm to Table day camp, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 8-11 at Y ulee Full Ser vice School for $65. Lunch included. At Frog Camp from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 14-17 for ages 5 to 10 for $50, kids discover the wonders of natur e. Bring lunch and drink. Contact Margaret Johnson, UF/IF AS Nassau County Extension, at 8791019 or email msmar or register at SUMMER CAMPS W W i i g g g g l l e e s s Ready, Steady, Wiggle, will bring more of the toe tapping, laughter-inducing Wiggle-tastic excitement to everyone on Sept. 6 at 1 p.m. at the Florida Theatr e in downtown J acksonville. Childr en will be kept dancing, s igning and laughing during this colorful conc er t with Y ellow (and first-ever female iggle Emma, Red Wiggle Simon, Purple Wiggle Lachy and the last remaining original (and Blue) Wiggle Anthony. Fans will also have the opportunity to see all of their wiggly friends and bop along to Hot Potato, Rock A Bye Y our Bear and all their o ther cherished favorites as well as exciting n ew hits like Do the Pr opeller T ickets ar e $ 15/$25/$49.50/$75 and go on sale today Call (904TS. K K i i d d s s a a r r t t On June 21 the Island Art Association, 18 N. Second St., will host Childr en s Ar t for ages 6-9 fr om 10-11 a.m. and 11:15-12:15 p.m., taught by D iane Hamburg. Middle School Art for ages 1 0-13 will take place fr om 1-2:15 p.m. T o r egis t er call the gallery at 261-7020. D D a a r r e e t t o o D D r r e e a a m m In the second installment of its Dare to Dr eam... summer pr ogram, The Book Loft hosts a team from Wild Amelia. In this program to be held on June 21 at 4 p.m., participants will explore wildlife found on Amelia I sland and create lapbooks to document their studies. A homework assignment will be given and shared with the group in the second part of the pr ogram on July 19. Ther e is a $20 fee for this two-part event to be paid at registration. Please call The Book Loft, 214 Centre St., at 261-8991 for more information. T T e e e e n n C C o o u u r r t t Nassau County Teen Court will be held June 24 at the Nassau County Judicial Annex, 76347 Veterans Way in Yulee. Sessions begin at 6 p.m. Students ages 11-18 ar e invited to par ticipate. Those wishing to be on the volunteer jury or act as attorneys, court clerks and bailiffs can sign up through their school guidance of fices or by attending cour t and signing up then. To participate as an attorney, see Coordinator Charles Griffin. Volunteers need to ar rive between 5:30 and 6 p.m. For information call Griffin at 548-4600. F F i i z z z z , B B o o o o m m , R R e e a a d d ! Join the Nassau County Library System in celebrating reading and science by participating in the annual summer pr ogram, Fizz, Boom, Read! Programs are planned for children Pre-K through sixth grade as well as other events for the entir e family This sum mers theme, Fizz, Boom, Read!, includes science topics about space, the planets, weather colors, bubbles, balloons, juggling, animals, and more. The programs are free and open to children of all abilities. Programs are divided by age appr opriateness and r un for seven weeks, ending July 17. The grand finale will be f amily programs featuring Mrs. Bubbles so d r ess for water games. Mrs. Bubbles will be at E wing Park, in Callahan on July 15 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and at Central Park on Atlantic Avenue in Fernandina Beach on July 17 at 11 a.m. and at 2 p.m. All summer programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Visit www for details. 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 S ummer pr ograms ar e held ever y second a nd four t h T uesday at Books Plus, 1743-A S. Eighth St. Books Plus will have story hour r e ading by Ms. Marsha for childr e n under 6 years old and every second and fourth Friday children over six will complete science and arts projects. Both programs begin at 11 a.m. for one hour and are free. Contact Books Plus for information at 261-0303. 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 enrolling in Fernandina Beach/Y u lee for childr e n ages 3-5 years old. For more information contact Brenda Haffner 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 s chool, Midtown Primary, located at 463159 SR 2 00, corner of A1A and US 17 in Yulee, for k indergarten through third grade. School opens Aug. 6 with small classes and certified teachers. To 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 T r ee House Academy 2120 W ill Har dee Road, Fernandina Beach, is offering a summer enrichment program for students at least five years old in kinder garten, 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. Tuition is $130/week plus r egistration fee and includes breakfast, lunch, snack and field trips in state approved van with individual seatbelts. The academy is also accepting VPK enr ollment for the next school year Call 432-7078 or contact A A v v i i a a t t i i o o n n h h e e l l p p FSCJ aviation students, the EAA Chapter at Fer nandina Beach (KFHB fers use of a pr e cision flight control Cat III BATD at a reduced price ($15 hour oficiency/prac tice 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 Y outh W riters Pr ogram meets the third Tuesday of each month at The Peck Center 516 South 10th St., Fer nandina Beach. For mor e infor mation contact nassauyouthwrit CLASS NOTES


Maritime Forest fun for children CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK H OMES 5B F R IDAY J U NE 20, 2014/News-Leader Are you looking for some fun but educational activities for y our children this summer? If so, consider Wild Amelias new c omponent or curriculum of the three-part Junior Naturalist Program. Based on the model of the Junior Ranger program used in the National Parks, this Junior Naturalist Program involves a m ini-curriculum of activities for children from 7-15 to complete b y exploring The Maritime Forest. This second component of the program, which already includes The Seashore and will next year include The Marsh, is available at various l ocations, including the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center, K ayak Amelia, the Book Loft, and Coastal Trader II for $5 per copy. It includes self-directed activi ties that will lead the child to s afely explore the maritime forest. The Maritime Forest focuses on four aspects of A melia Islands ecology: live oak trees, non-native plants and anim als in the forest, gopher tortoises, and the maritime ecosystem. Activities for completion of the curriculum include guided and independent nature walks on local trails, online research, c reative writing, and drawing and/or photography. Once the a ctivities have been completed, the child will receive a certificate of achievement from Wild Amelia. Children younger than 7 and folks older than 15 are invited to participate as well. T o review the Junior Naturalist curriculum, stop by t he locations mentioned above and peruse a copy. To learn more about the year-round programs of Wild Amelia, please v isit and W ild Amelia on Facebook. Enjoy a family friendly atmosphere at the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market, where locals love its location under the Spanish moss draped oaks and cedars f ound on North Seventh S treet. M eet fascinating local farme rs and small business owners while you shop in the open air among a wide variety of sea sonal produce vendors including organic blueberries, specialty lettuces and salad mixes, Geor gia peaches, cor n, V idalia o nions, eggplants, squash and m ore. There will be vendors s haring their organic products, specialty items, fresh baked br e ads, desserts and pastries, gourmet jams and jellies, hand-crafted dog treats, goat cheeses, all natural beef, plants, fr esh cut flowers, h oney and more. R eturning twice a month is R iver City Gourmet, formerly known as Dips 2 Go. Located in downtown Jacksonville, Sherrys foodie haven has a wide variety of gourmet dips mixes, r ubs, Fr ench vinegars, soups, flavor ed Himalayan s alts (think pink m or e that she brings along to t he Market Place. Her bread d ipping spices ar e fantastic. Her award-winning olive oils and balsamic vinegars are said to be the best in Nor t h Florida. Bring a chair or blanket and thr ow it out under the shade trees while you share a Florida morning with your friends and neighbors. The tal ented Larry Lemeir will be str u mming your favorite tunes, and your well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome. The Fer nandina Beach Market Place farmers market is open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine. New vendors are invited to apply. Visit FernandinaBeachMarket or call 557-8229. This Satur day at the Amelia Far mers Market Flagship Coffees will offer a free cup of coffee of your choice, hot or iced, with the purchase of any bag of coffee. Flagship is at the market ever y Satur day and is a tr ue artisanal micro-batch coffee r oaster of 100 per cent or ganic Arabica cof fee beans. They source by Direct Trade or Certified Fair Trade farms only. After roasting their beans they package them in bags that are 100 percent recyclable and compostable. The final step is putting the roast date right on the bag so that you can be sur e your coffee is as fresh as possible. Make sure to try their Columbian Roast, with subtle tones of chocolate with hints of lemon, creamy with a smooth body. It is the Saturday for the popular Proper Pie Company, with savory and sweet authentic British and Irish pies. Crowd favorites include the classic chicken shepherds pie, t he steak, onion and cheese, a nd the sweet barbecue pulled p ork. They also offer vegetaria n pies such as their vegetarian curry and spinach and ricotta. Banger r o lls, sausage rolls and scotch eggs are also available. Clean Ridge Soap intr o duces a new line of or ganic s oap made from 100 percent U SDA Certified Organic ingred ients. Clean Ridge offers organic bars in lavender, pepper m int or eucalyptus at $6.50 each, and liquid soaps in lavender, peppermint or eucalyptus for $10 per eight-ounce bottle. Get your blueber ries while t hey last from Ten Mile Creek, c ertified organic blueberry g rowers who have devoted 33 acres of their 240-acre farm in Alma, Ga. to pesticide free berries in varieties native to the area. Eat them fresh or get tips on fr eezing to enjoy them later A ll About U.S. features wild A laskan Sockeye Salmon fr om B ristol Bay, home of the w orld s lar gest sockeye salmon run. These salmon are available by the whole side fillet. Also available ar e hot and cold smoked salmon and wild Alaskan weathervane scallops. Or chid Legends is at the market every Saturday with a large selection of orchids and other houseplants. They can help with your questions about gr o wing and r epotting your orchid. Also at the Market will be Simply Savory Gourmet Dips with over 30 dif fer ent flavors. Favorites include Roasted Garlic and Herb, Crazy Good Crab Dip, Smokehouse Bacon & Tomato, and Sea Salt Caramel. Jon of Meteor Str eet Produce, at the market every Satur day gr ows organic produce and herbs in his own gar den and works with other local farmers to bring you the freshest organic produce possible. He will have vine-ripened tomatoes, ginger, garlic,Y ukon gold and sweet pota toes, green onions, shallots, dino and r ed kale, por tabella mushr ooms, r ed beets, spinach, arugula and more. Jon also has organic teas and herbal tea blends and fresh herbs. Sign up for the E-Mail Newsletter at www .amelia The market is open Satur days fr om 9 a.m.-1 p.m. under the mossdraped oaks at the Shops of the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. No pets, please. Call 491-4872 or visit www. Grow backyard paradise in a pot MELINDA MYERS For the News-Leader Create a backyard escape with the help of container gardens. Whether youre looking for a visit to the desert, an English garden or tropical paradise, a few planters can help create the mood. Reduce your workload and increase y our enjoyment with a bit of planning and proper planting. S elect a container with drainage holes and one that mimics the color and feel of the location you are trying to recreate. Use troughs, stone or other containers made from neutral colors when growing succulents. The container should complement, but not overpower the simple b eauty of the desert plants. Keep things warm and natural when g oing for a more tropical feel. Wicker, bamboo and other natural materials work well with the lush foliage and vibrant colors of tropical plants. Add a few terra cotta, metal and basket type containers when creating an English cottage setting. Set them on your patio, s teps or in the garden to create a focal point. K eep your plants looking good throughout the season with the proper planting mix. Look for potting mixes with good drainage and water holding abilit ies. Check the label as some mixes cont ain enough fertilizer to last the entire s eason and water-retaining crystals to reduce the need to water. U se a cactus mix that provides the perfect growing conditions for cacti and succulents. The potting mix should retain the moisture and nutrients the plants need, while providing the excellent drainaget hat is a must for these plants. Plant any orchids added to your backy ard tropical paradise in a potting mix designed for these plants. Use an orchid m ix that has excellent drainage and aeration, yet retains the moisture and nutrients these beauties need to thrive. Check your planters daily and water thor oughly whenever the top few inches o f soil are crumbly and slightly moist. A llow cacti and succulents to go a bit d rier. Mulch the soil in tropical, herb, vege table and annual container gardens. Spread a thin layer of shredded leaves, evergreen needles or twice shredded bark over the soil surface. Use fine pebbles for cacti and succulents that like things hot and dry. And dont forget about garden accents. A wattle fence and arbor of twigs and b ranches work well for an English gard en setting, while a water featur e can e nhance a tropical paradise themed garden, and some southwest garden art can complete the deser t scene your e going for. So start your vacation this year with a trip to the garden center. Invest in a few c ontainers, the right potting mix and plants. Then plant your way to the retreat of your dreams. Gardening expert, TV/radio host, author & columnist Melinda Myers has more than 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including C ant Miss Small Space Gardening and t he Midwest Gardeners Handbook. She h osts The Gr e at Courses How to Gr ow A nything DVD series and the nationally syndicated Melindas Garden Moment segments. Myers is also a columnist and con tributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine. 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Use troughs, stone or other containers made from neutral colors when g rowing succulents. The container should complement, but not overp ower the simp le beauty of the desert plants. SUBMITTED ISLAND MARKETS Applications for the Nassau County Master Gardener volunteer program ar e now available online. The deadline is June 27. For an overview of the Master Gar dener pr ogram, an application and to complete the pre-test, see horticulture/mgnassau. html. For additional questions, contact the Extension office at 879-1019, or Rebecca Jor di at Master Gardener program APublic Service Announcement by The News-LeaderDONT LITTERSPAY~NEUTER


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I f you believe that you may have b een discriminated against in connection with the sale, rental or financing of housing, call the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD 1(800 the hearing impaired 1(800 9275. E MPLOYMENT 201 Help Wanted PART-TIME HR MANAGER POSITION AVAILABLE working 510 hours per week. Flexible hours with a bility to work both in the office and f rom home. Background in HR i ncluding some experience in benefits administration, employee relations, and working knowledge of employment l aw required. Email resume to Don D ougherty at a ssociate rep SUMMER WORK G REAT PAY! Immed FT/PT openings, customer sales/svc, will train, conditions apply, all ages 17+, C all ASAP! (904 A LL ABOUT YOUHAIR AND NAIL S ALON is currently seeking 1 professional hair stylist and a nail tech. Booth rent or commission are available. Please contact Marie @ (904 confidential. E arn $$$ Helping M Ds! Process medical claims from home. Call the Federal Trade Commission to find out how to spot medical billing scams.1 (877TC-HELP. A message from the N ews-Leader and the FTC. T EACHERS NEEDED a t Step By Step L earning Centers, all ages including VPK, apply in person 1986 Citrona Dr ., & 95734 Amelia Concourse CLASSIC CARPETS FT opening for outgoing sales person w/somec omputer skills in Word, Excel & Quickbooks, some Saturday work, $25,000 annual salary, fax resume to2 61-0291 or email to c THE GOLF CLUB OF AMELIA ISLAND is looking for qualified line cook. Please apply at Clubhouse, 4700 Amelia Island Pkwy. (904 YAMAHA MERCURY DEALERSHIP looking for Certified Marine Mechanic. F/T, 40+ hrs. Candidate must have a valid drivers license. Email resume to: o or fax to 277-8848. DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this R e gional Account. 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Exp. in Healthcare preferred. Apply in person at 941510 Old Nassauville Rd., FB3 2034. Call for appt (904 TOP QUALITY CONCRETE is looking f or qualified concrete personnel to fill positions in all phases of residential concrete construction. Pay depends on exp. Pls call Ronnie at (904 FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMYS eeking F/T Elementary Teacher, P/T P E Teacher, and P/T Technology t eacher.Degree required. Experience desired. If interested, please send rsum via email to or call Bryan A lvar at (904 E XPERIENCED OTR FLATBED D RIVERS e arn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to qualified drivers. Home most weekends. (843 www .bulldoghiw a y .com EOE. ANF A PARTMENT MAINTENANCE P OSITION AVAILABLE R equires tools, experience, & reliable tr a nsportation. P osition includes basic plumbing, HVAC, electrical, carpentry, painting, & appliance repair. Part-time. P a y will v ary with experience. References & background a r equirement. Please apply at Post Oak A pts., 996 Citrona Dr., Fernandina B each, FL or call (904 HAMPTON INN AND SUITES Downtown Fernandina is accepting applications for the following positions: Maintenance T e ch and Housek eepers. We are seeking hands-on, friendly outgoing individuals to join our team. Applications can be obtained at the front desk and/or resumes can be emailed to No phone call please. R EAL ESTATE COMPANY now hiring housek e epers. Best pa y on Amelia and f lexible schedules. Saturdays m andatory. (904 MEDICAL OFFICE needs e xperienced Billing Coordinator and Office Assistant. Please fax resume to (515 AVERITT EXPRESS New pay i ncrease for regional drivers. 40-46cpm + fuel bonus! Also, post-training pay increase for students. (Depending ond omicile) Get home every week + exc benefits. CDL-A req. 888-362-8608. Apply @ A v EOE F emales, minorities, protected v eter ans, & individuals w/disabilities are encouraged to apply. ANF WANTED: Lic. Massage Therapist Exciting opportunity to join our team.( 904)491-4980 E DUCATION 3 01 Schools & I nstruction T RAIN FROM HOME Medical billing, Accounting Asst., Customer Service. No exp needed. HS/GED needed to apply. S ullivan & Cogliano Training Centers 1 (800 AIRLINE JOBS Start Here Get t rained as FAA certified Aviation Technician. Financial aid for qualified students. Housing & job placementa ssistance. Call Aviation Institute of M aintenance (844 MERCHANDISE 6 01 Garage Sales CALLAHAN (south of) Partial estate. Many quality items: sofa, m ulcher, band saw, lawn tractor, e lectric bass guitar, quality clothes, much misc. US1 to Ratliff to 44063 Maplewood. Fri. & Sat., 9-5. Rain or shine. GARAGE SALE Miscellaneous household items, curtains, books, f olding chairs, clothes, grill, etc. Fri. 6 /20 & Sat. 6/21, 8am-1pm. 955292 Arbor Ln. L ARGE YARD SALEto support K atelyns Autism summer camp Fri. 6/20, Sat. 6/21 & Sun. 6/22, 8am. 97361 Pirates Point Rd. All types of clothing, furniture, housewares, a ppliances, and childrens bikes. M ULTI FAMILY YARDSALE S at 81 no early birds, 86890 Cardinal Road HUGE GARAGE SALE Fri. 6/20, 8 am-5pm. 96197 Marsh Lakes Dr. Pool table, hammock, exercise equipment & lots more. S AT. 6/21 8 am-1pm. 5161 First C oast Hwy. Items include: Original a rtwork, antiques, furniture, rattan, k itchen items, decor ator accessories, beading store close outs & supplies, ribbon, seasonal decorations & much more! F INAL MOVING SALE leather reclining sectional sofa, large swiv el chair, Weber grill, small fire pit, 2 bikes, childs bike seat, books, toys, paintings & decor 2333 Y a rd Arm W a y F ri. 6/20 & Sat. 6/21, 8am-1pm. ESTATE SALE Sat. 6/28, 8:30am-? 86164 John Goodbread Ln. Y ulee, FL. TIMBERCREEK OFF A1A Cobblestone Dr Sat., 8am-? Girls, mens & womens clothes, chair w/ottoman, coffee table, crib, 12oz homebrew bottles, tap handles, patio umbrella, bowling ball, tennis r a cket, double stroller. YARD SALE Sat. 6/21, 8am-1pm. T V, microwave, shoes, clothes, household items & much more. 76401 Long Leaf Loop Timbercreek Subd. in Yulee. F ERNANDINA BCH., FL Sale Fri. 6 /21 & Sat. 6/22, 7am. Collectible & antiques. Broadway window posters, s lant front oak show case, ladies domed trunk, Miller lamp, bookcases, Br a dley & Hubbard double student lamp, 13 pcs pink depression & more glass & pottery. 2041 Oak Marsh Dr. & Highland. R a in or shine. in garage. Tel. ( 904)491-8002. Pictures on Cr aigsList. ESTATE SALE to be held at U-Haul Stor a ge Facility at 1830 S 8th St in F ernandina. This stor a ge use to be AAAA Stor age. Thurs, Fri & Sat, June 19th, 20th and 21st, 10:00 3:00 each da y Unit is #42. Not a large s ale Sofa, large glass top table with 6 chairs, dresser with mirror, Lazboy recliner entertainment center sofa table, kitchen cabinet, nice decorative items, kitchen items, telescope, 4 dr a wer file cabinet, Christmas, lots of misc. All items must go. More info a nd photos go to 6 02 Articles for Sale S OLID WOOD TABLE w/4 padded c hairs $150, power recliner lift chair $ 250, new Green Bay Packer golf bag paid $225 asking $160, all in good shape, 904-206-3241, leave message RED ELECTRIC SCOOTER $1500.00, 2108 Belvedere Ave ATTENTION SHRIMPERS! Taped c ast nets for shrimping & live bait nets at lowest prices, Visa/MC okay. Hilliard, FL (800 w RECREATION 701 Boats & Trailers 2002 ALUMINUM BOATTRAILER f its up to 20 boat, auto brakes, folding jack, very good shape, $1200 firm. (904ve message. 310 SEARAY (2007 WELLMAINTAINED, like new condition. $109,900 with year complimentaryi ndoor storage Ft. George Marina. ( 904)401-0770 R EAL ESTATE SALES 804 Amelia Island Homes DUPLEX HANDY person special, needs work but great investment w/good income, South 9th Street, owner 904-321-4191 PARKWAY SOUTH 4BR split plan, formal DR, 2.5BA, lg granite/tile kitchen, FP, crown molding, near beach. $389,000. Owner (5168 670. 806 Waterfront Waterfront Homes & Lots Call (904 Lasserre, Realtor. 811 Commercial/Retail RESTAURANT/BAR FOR SALE $75,000. Located on Centre St. Fully equipped & stock ed. Serious inquiries only. (904 RESTAURANT FOR SALE Ongoing operation, fully equipped. High 6 figure sales. Great location. Modern building, good lease. For appointment, and confidential information, please call (904 817 Other Areas N C MOUNTAIN Final Closeout Sa v e o v e r 60% on these properties w/ w aterfront, stunning views, EZ access, wooded, level building site & more. 2 .57 ac $15,900 or 1.84 ac $23,900. 1 -866-738-5522. Hurry won t last! Brkr. ANF REAL ESTATE RENTALS 851 Roommate Wanted B EAUTIFUL MID-ISLAND CONDO to share with quiet professional person. L ots of space. $700/mo Call (904 0 539. LARGE HOUSE Prefer mature female non-smoker. Large upstairs BR, private bath, D/R, private entrance. W/D, c able TV Internet, kitchen access, furnished. $400/mo. (904


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 7B F RIDAY J UNE 20, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS News-Leader W/D Connections Large Closets Private Patios Sparkling Pool Tennis Courts Exercise Room C ity Apartments with Country Charm!Close to schools & shopping. 20 minutes to JacksonvilleCall Today!( 904) 845-29223Bedroom Special$775/mo.37149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 S at. /Sun. by Appt.Eastwood OaksAPARTMENTS 37149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 S at. /Sun. by Appt.Renovated units n owavailable! Call for Pricing! O PEN HOUSE 2807 LAGUNA DRIVEMonday, June 23 4 :00-7:00(Realtors and Public welcome3bedroom/2bath, relax in your 12x24 screened-in saltwater p ool while listening to the surf.$385,000 MLS#62622 2bed 2 bath condo in Amelia L akes.This 2nd story unit has allnew tile, paint &light fixtures.Upgraded s helving in all 6 closets, upgraded cabin ets and granite in Kitchen. Alarm syst em and Home Warranty also available.$ 105,000. MLS #62998 4bed 2 bath Cedar Log Siding h ome in Holly Point.This home offers a private dock, oversized detached 2 car garage, stainless steel appliances,all new tile and20yr warrantystain master carpeta nd padding. A brand new water filtration system just installed this month. 940052 O ld Nassauville. $229,500.MLS #62671ContactTambre Webb ( 904)206-6922Century21 John T.Ferreira & Son, Inc J J U U S S T T L L I I S S T T E E D D 861708WORTHINGTON DR. 3BD/2BA 1224 SQ.FT.OF LIVING SPACE ON .57 ACRES! LIST PRICE 168,900 MLS #61813Watson Realty Corp 3321 South Fletcher Ave Fernandina Beach,FL 32034 (904 86036 GRAHAM COURT 3BD/2BA 1678 SQ.FT.OF LIVING SPACE ON .90 ACRE! LIST PRICE183,000 MLS #62858 Watson Realty Corp is hosting an Open House Extravaganza!Come see two beautiful homes in popular Page HillSaturday, June 21st Noon 3:00pm RENTALS 9 04.2 61.4 066LASSERREReal 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 o ther bonuses.$1,950/mo.Plus u tilities. Ocean Park Condo 3br 2ba furn ished with utilities,2nd floor,1 car g arage,$1,950 monthly + tax V A C A T ION RENT A L AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHLY 2BR/1BA Ocean-view. 487 S.Fletcher.Across the street from the beach.All util,wi-fi,TV & phone. 3BR/3BAtownhome in Sandpiper L oop$1850/wk plus taxes&cleaning f ee. C OMMER C IAL 13 & 15 North 3rd Street,Historic District 1500 + Sq.Ft.$2,400.00/mo. Two800sf Office/Retail spaces,can b e joined for one,1,600 sq ft space,AIA next to Peacock Electric $12/sq.ft +CAM & Tax Amelia Park Unit B small office ( 2 rooms) with bath,576 sq.ft. $ 1050/mo.+ sales tax. 1839 S.8th St.adjacent to Huddle House,1,800 sq.ft.$1700/ +tax.Sale also considered. DRASTIC$$REDUCTION3,500 condo r educed to $200,000 firm medical,sales or profes-s ional.Best priced office on Amelia Island! BUSINESSES FOR SALE C af turnkey operation ideal forowner-opera-t or & priced to sellD ELIORTAKEOUT SPACELowdown Fully e quipped ready to go. Lowlease rate Now t aking 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: 852 Mobile Homes OFF ISLAND 3/2 DWMH remodld, 1 ac, near 17 & 108, $850 + dep. ON ISLAND3/2 SWMH $795/mo. + dep. Weekly/utilities available. 261-5034 4BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE Newly remodeled, on 1 acre, Yulee. $900/mo. + $900 dep. (9045 635 STATIONARY RVS for rent weekly o r monthly. Call (904 A FFORDABLE LIVING B ring your RV to live on a campground for $425/ mo. All utilities included. (904 5577. 856 Apartments Unfurnished POST OAK APTS (904 Affordable living located at 996C itrona Dr. Fernandina Beach, FL. Rent starts at $597 per month. Central a/c. 2 bedroom apts avail. immediately. TDD Hearing Impaired number #711This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Equal Housing Opportunit SANDRIDGE APARTMENTS NO A PPLICATION FEE Affordable Living. Rent based on income for eligible seniors, handicapped or disabled persons. 1 and 2 bedrooms. Sandridge Apartments, 2021 Jasmine Street, Fernandina Beach 32034, (904 8 722, Handicapped Accessible Apartments available. *This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. TDD: 711 F OR RENT2 BR/1.5BA TH apt. CH&A, stove, refrig., D/W, carpet. Service animals only. $795/mo. 828 Nottingham Dr. Call (904 OCEAN VIEW Well maintained duplex house, 1132 N. Fletcher. 2BR/1BA upstairs w/oak flooring,C H&A, washer & dryer, front & back d ecks, $900/mo. + $800 deposit; 2BR/1BA downstairs w/oak kitchen cabinets, tile floors, washer & dryer, front & back patio, $775/mo. + $750d eposit. Rental Application & References. No Smoking. Service animals only. (904 858 Condos-Unfurnished 2BR/2BA RENOVATED 1 block to beach. Pool, upstairs. No smoking. Service animals only. $950/mo. + $950/dep. Kate (904 2 BR/2BA 2 -car garage, swimming pool, tennis court at south end of island. Near grocery store, restaurants, & beach. $1100/mo. Call 415-8256. 859 Homes-Furnished N OTHING LIKE BEING ON VACATION EVERYDAY The ocean is your backyard playground. 4BR/3BA oceanfront house withw ater/sewer/garbage included. Fully f urnished. Available 7/10 for $3,000/mo. (904 8 60 Homes-Unfurnished VISITwww.chaplinwilliamsrentals. com for the most recent information o n Long Term Rentals. Updated Daily. Chaplin Williams Rentals, The Area's Premier Rental Company MARSH LAKES LAKEFRONT PATIO HOME 3BR/2.5BA, main floor master, family room, LR, screen porch, 2172sf. Sm pets considered. Pest control, yard care & HOA paid by owner. No smoking. Avail 7/1. $1,775/mo. Call (303 861 Vacation Rentals OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA & 2BR/1BA. Call (904 Realtor, for special rates. 863 Office EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office s pace from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft. I ncludes utilities, Internet, common area receptionist, conference room, break room, & security. For info call (904 864 Commercial/Retail OFFICE/RETAIL SPACE for rent. 924 sq. ft. downstairs, 924 sq. ft. upstairs and 2018 sq. ft. retail space avail soon. Palmetto Walk. (904 1 062. RED OTTER CENTER 1050 sq. ft. G reat visibility. Call Ben (904 4321. T RANSPORTATION 901 Automobiles 1 990 MAZDA MX-5 CONV. Red w /soft/hard tops. 1st year prod. Good condition. 140,000 miles. $3,800. (912 Thank you to Steve Leimberg,, for photo and the News-Leader for printing this ad. NL/PSA