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M ARY MAGUIRE News-Leader The countys fire chief says he can save $100,000 in overtime costs staffing a tanker truck around the clock by hiring three more firefighters. The rationale seemed easy to understand, as County Manager Ted S elby introduced the matter at the Monday board meeting. The cost of paying for overtime is m ore than the money for three new p eople, said Selby. F ire Rescue Chief Matt Graves said the truck, which brings water to fires a nd other emergencies, has answered nearly 200 calls, and approximately three quarters of them have been fire calls. I certainly dont recommend taki ng it out of service, said Graves. But the board said no, not right n ow, in a 5-0 vote at the meeting. Commissioners said they would r econsider the request at the July 28 meeting. Between now and then the board is planning to talk with officials in the towns of Hilliard and Callahan about asking their volunteer departments to p rovide support, again. T he proposed date for the meeti ng is July 7. Lets continue this and see if they got someone who can run a tanker for us, said Commissioner Walter Jr CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK News-Leader 1 6 0th year No. 52 C op yright, 2014 The News-Leader Fernandina Beach, FL Printed on 100% recycled newsprint with soy based ink. B B u u d d g g e e t t t t a a l l k k s s T he Nassau County Commission will hold a special meeting M onday, July 7 to discuss the fiscal year 2014-15 budget, which s tarts Oct. 1. The meeting will be held in commission chambers at the James S. Page Governmental Complex at 96135 Nassau Place in Yulee. It is open to the public. F RIDAY J UNE 27, 2014 /20 P AGES 2 S ECTIONS $ 1.00 I I N N D D E E X X C LASSIFIEDS ...............................7B C OMMUNITY ............................ 8A E DIT ORIAL .................................. 7A M USIC N OTES .....................................2B O BITUARIES ...........................................2A O UT AND A B OUT ................. 2B R ELIGION ..................................................3B S CHOOL N EW S ................................... 6B 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: 47 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 . County needs firefighters ANGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader At a special budget meeting Tuesday, managers of the citys four enterprise operations reported that things have not gotten much worse over the past fiscal year. B ut in most cases, they havent gotten much better either. C ity enterprise operations include the Fernandina Harbor Marina, golf club, municipal airport and the water/sewer department. Theoretically, these operations should be self-supporting. As was expected, the marina and golf club, which are being managed by private firms, are losing money at least partly because of loan obligations incurred before the private firms took over. The municipal golf course has particularly suffered f rom a bad public image due to reportedly deplorable g reens conditions last year, but has made improvements s ince being put on notice by City Manager Joe Gerrity. B illy Casper Golf has been managing the 27-hole course since early 2011 and has a five-year contract with the city But at Tuesdays meeting, Billy Casper managers asked if the city would extend its contract five additional years in exchange for $50,000 toward renovation of the west course, to begin no later than Aug. 15. Commissioner Johnny Miller said h e was not in favor of extending Billy Caspers contract five years. Im wondering if we need a golf course at all, Miller said. What service are we actually providing? He suggested selling the golf course land to pay off the golf courses debt service, which amounts to about $250,000 annually. G errity reminded commissioners that it is not common for management companies to re-invest in the facilities they are managing. e had a real bad blip last year and we put them on notice, he said. I think its generous of Billy Casper Golf t o make the offer they have. The city is still on the hook for the everyday expenses, Vice Mayor Sarah Pelican said. Thats the rock a round our necks. According to the original terms of the citys contract with the golf management company the city pays a fee of $84,000 a year to Billy Casper to manage the course, but keeps revenues including those from the concession stand and pro shop. The golf course has also borrowed from the citys sewer and general funds. City enterprise funds still losing money COUNTY Continued on 3A VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL PHOTOS BY HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER Y outh volunteers Ashanti Staten and Amy Strozinsky, above left, clown around before the kids ar rive for recreation time at Weird Animals Vacation Bible School at First Pr esbyterian Church earlier this month. Children write out questions for God, above right. Below right, Mary Biagini and Taylor Kosciulek squeal with delight as Nathan B aldwin finds candy in a bucket during recreation time. Below left, Barb Kent (in hat l eads children in a discussion of differences after they watched a video about a child w ith leukemia. The Anchor was conver ted to a jungle for W eird Animals Vacation Bible School. The camp raises funds to buy a water buffalo from Heifer International, a charity or g anization working to end hunger and pover ty ar ound the world. M iller CITY Continued on 3A


2A F RIDAY J UNE 27, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK M r. Robert H. Bobby Burnette Mr. Robert H. Bobby Burnette, age 78, of F ernandina Beach, passed away on Tuesday morning, June 24, 2014, at his home. B orn in Jesup, GA, he was the second youngest of five children born to the late Harry J ennings and Ollie Mae Herndon Burnett, Sr. Mr. Burnette was raised in Jesup, where he was a graduate of Wayne County High School, Class of 1954. After high school, he enlisted and served in the U nited States Air Force. In 1956 he married a young lady from Jesup, Lawana Grace Knight. The newlyweds made their first home in Jesup where they began their family. Mr. Burnette had a long career working in the Power House at various Pulp and Paper Mills in South Georgia and North Florida. He began his career as a young man working for Rayonier in Jesup. In 1964 he joined Great N orthern Nekoosa in Blakely where he remained until coming to Fernandina Beach with Container Corporation of America in 1982. In 1998 Mr. Burnette retired from CCA/Smurfit Stone as the Power House Supervisor. He was a member of the Magnolia Mason Lodge No. 86 F & AM and the Hassan Shrine Temple of Blakely, GA. He and his wife were former members of Springhill Baptist Church and h ad been longtime members of the First Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach. Mr. Burnette enjoyed South Georgia hunting and fishing, time with his grandchildren andg olf at the Fernandina Beach Golf Course where h e was a member of the Mens Association. H e is preceded in death by a brother, Harry J ennings Burnette Jr., and a son, Robert H. Burnette Jr. Mr. Burnette leaves behind his wife of 58 years, Lawana Burnette, Fernandina Beach, FL, two daughters, TyAnn B. Houston and her husband, Woodrow, Blakely, GA, Tina B. Head and h er husband, Bernard, Fernandina Beach, FL, a son, Corbett Jennings Bur nette and his wife, A lice, Fernandina Beach, FL, three sisters, Inez M oore, Orlando, FL, Clara Thompson, Odum, G A, Marilyn Maxwell, Sardenia, OH, eight grandchildren, Lawana Hammond, Cathy McQuillen, Robert Burnette III, Victoria Houston Bowen, Allison Houston, Christopher Head, Sarah Head, Brett Burnette, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. F uneral services were at 11:00 am on T hursday, June 26, 2014 at the First Baptist C hurch of Fernandina Beach with Pastor Jeff Overton, officiating. His family r eceived friends on Thursday at the church from 10:00 am until the hour of service. Mr Bur nette was laid to r est in Bosque Bello C emetery. Please share his Life Legacy at Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors C arol M. Levering Carol M. Levering, 79, passed away on June 2 1, 2014 on Amelia Island, Florida following a long battle with cancer. S he was born March 12, 1935 to Bessie and Carl Myers and grew up in Montague, Michigan where she attended high school, followed by her graduation from Western Michigan University. After college, she taught briefly at Radford Union Junior High School before moving around the country with her husband as he advanced h is career. Carol was an avid gardener as well as a good g olfer who represented her club in Baltimore, Maryland inter-club matches. She was also highly involved in the Questors international antique club. Having vacationed at Amelia Island Plantation during its early years, she and her husband initially purchased property there in 1980, and l ater built their dream home there following his retirement. Carol and her husband loved to t ravel and were fortunate to have the opportunity to do so throughout the world over the last thirty years. She is survived by Hank Levering, her husband of 56 years, son E.H. Levering III of Palmetto Bay, Florida and grandchildren, Clifford and Lauren. T he family invites you to a reception to celebrate her life on Tuesday, July 1st from 4pm to 6pm at the Grill at Long Point, within the Long Point Golf Course facility at Amelia Island Plantation. In lieu of flowers, donations in Carols name t o the American Cancer Society would be most preferred. P lease share her Life Legacy at Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors DEATH NOTICES J ohn William Claxton 76, Jacksonville, died on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Memorial servi ces will be held Saturday, June 28 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Fraser Funeral Home, 8168 Nor m andy Blvd., Jacksonville. F r aser F uner al Home, Jacksonville Leland Dale Shank, 75, Fernandina Beach, died on Saturday, June 21, 2014. A memorial service will be held at St. Peters EpiscopalC hurch, 801 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, a t 2 p.m. on Sunday June 29. C layton L. Treska, 6 9, Fernandina Beach, died on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. O xle y H ear d F uner al Directors O BITUARIES 5 5 1 1 1 1 A A s s h h S S t t r r e e e e t t , F F e e r r n n a a n n d d i i n n a a B B e e a a c c h h , F F L L 3 3 2 2 0 0 3 3 4 4 (904) 261-3696 Fax 261-3698 W W e e b b s s i i t t e e f f o o r r e e m m a a i i l l a a d d d d r r e e s s s s e e s s : : f f b b n n e e w w s s l l e e a a d d e e r r . c c o o m m Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday The News-Leader is published every Wednesday and Friday by The Fernandina Beach News-Leader 51 1 Ash Street, P .O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Periodicals postage paid at Fernandina Beach, Fla. (USPS 189-9001. Reproductions of the contents of this publication in whole or in part without written permission from the publisher are prohibited. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: News-Leader, P.O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL32035. The NewsLeader may only be sold by persons or businesses authorized by the publisher or circulation director. 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SUBSCRIPTION RA TES Mail in Nassau County . . . . . . . . . .$39.99 Mail out of Nassau County . . . . . . . . .$69.99 NEWS DEADLINES Community News: Monday, 5 p.m. Letters to the editor: Monday, 12 p.m. ChurchNotes: Monday 5 p.m. People and Places: Thursday, 3 p.m. ADVERTISING DEADLINES WEDNESDAYNEWS-LEADERFRIDAYNEWS-LEADER Classified Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m.*Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 5 p.m. Legal Notices: Friday noon N/A Retail Advertising: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 3 p.m. Monday holidays the Classified deadline wil be Friday at 5 p.m. Exhibit a tribute t o Buf f alo Soldiers The Jacksonville Public Librar y announces the r eturn of the Buffalo Soldiers exhibit, African-American Military Histor y fr om June 29 thr ough Aug. 2, at the Main Library, 303 Laura St. North. An opening r eception on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. will pay tribute to the Montfor d Point Marines. The special pr esentation will include an unveiling of the Montford Point banner guest speakers and videos that honor the Montford Point Marines and show their Congr essional Medal Ceremony in 2012. The exhibit, pr esented by the Buf falo Soldiers Historical Society, Inc., celebrates the military legacy and heritage of black Americans who have served in every great American war. The exhibit is fr ee and open to the public dur ing r egular hours. A guided tour for a group may be requested by contacting the Buf falo Soldiers Historical Society at More than 19,000 African Americans trained in segr e gated facilities from 1942-49 at Montfor d Point Base, adjacent to Camp Lejeune, N.C., and became the first AfricanAmericans to serve in the United States Marine Corps. Surviving Montford Point Marines in 2012 were finallyr ecognized by Congr ess with the nations highest civilian honor the congr essional gold medal. For more information about the Jacksonville Public Librar y call (904 (2665 A A MEETINGS Open meetings ar e open to anyone, including nonalcoholics, families, etc., who may be inter ested in Alcoholics Anonymous. All scheduled AA meetings are nonsmoking and one hour Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for people who have, or think they may have, a drinking problem are held Mondays at noon and Saturdays at 10 a.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, on Atlantic Avenue acrossf rom Fort Clinch State Park. Enter thr ough the side door. The Fer n andina Beach Group meets in the Amelia Room, 906 S. Seventh St., Mondays at 6:30 p.m. (beginners); T uesdays at 6:30 p.m. (open discussion Wednesdays at 7 a.m. (open 12 & 12 study) and 11 a.m. (open step meeting Thursdays at 7 a.m. (open Big Book study), 11 a.m. (open discussion p.m. (open Big Book study); Fridays at 11 a.m. (open Big Book study 7 p.m. (open meditation, speaker); and Satur days at 7 a.m. (open discussion 6:30 p.m. (open discussion). Call 261-8349. The Downtown Group meets at the Alachua Club, corner of Third and Alachua str eets, Fer nandina, on Mondays at 8 p.m. (open 12 & 12 study); Tuesdays at 8 p.m. (open speaker e dnesdays at 8:15 p.m. (open mens discussion); Thursdays at 8 p.m. (open dis cussion); Fridays at 8 p.m. (open discussion Satur days at 8 a.m. (open d iscussion) and 8 p.m. (open relationships). Call 2613580. The Dunes Group, Peters Point in Fer nandina Beach, meets Fridays at 7:30 a.m. (24-hour book meeting Beach meetings are suspend-e d during winter months. The Freedom Group holds AA meetings on Mondays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 p.m. (candlelight) at 1014 South 10th St. The Fer nandina Beach NA group meets at 8 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays (Step Speaker at 7 p.m. Thursdays at 1014 South 10th St. A covered dish cookout is held the last Saturday of every month. Join for fun and fellowship. The Ft. George Group meets at St. George Episcopal Chur ch in St. George on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. (open discussion The Yulee Florida Group meets in the YMCA building on Pages Dair y Road on Sundays at 8 p.m. (open discussion); T uesdays at 8 p.m. (open Big Book Thursdays at 8 p.m. (open discussion); and Satur d ays at 6:30 p.m. (open Big Book Y Y u u l l e e e e A A l l A A n n o o n n The Yulee Al-Anon Family Group meetings are Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at theY MCA building on Pages Dairy Road in Yulee. Contact the gr o up by email at Y ulee Al-Anon is a member suppor ted nonprofit group that helps the families and friends of alcoholics. The program of recovery is adapted fromA lcoholics Anonymous and is based upon the T welve Steps, Twelve Traditions and the T w elve Concepts of Service. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a r elative or friend. A A l l a a t t e e e e n n m m e e e e t t i i n n g g s s Alateen, a gr oup for teens bothered by someone elses drinking, meets at 11 a.m. Saturdays in Fernandina Beach. For details, including the location, contact (904 465-0162. The gr oup will meet weekly. Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teens, whose lives have been affected by someone elses drinking. Alateen groups are sponsored by AlAnon members who help the gr oup stay on track, shar e experiences, discuss difficulties, lear n ef fective ways to cope with pr oblems and encourage one another. Find The News-Leaderon the World Wide Web w Read the news, e-mail the staff, check the classifieds, or subscribe to Floridas Oldest Weekly Newspaper! Find The News-Leaderon the World Wide Web Read the news, e-mail the staff, check the classifieds, or subscribe to Floridas Oldest Weekly Newspaper! 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See page 2A for more details.Attention!NASSAU COUNTY!You can get SAME DAY DELIVERY of the News-Leader every week, delivered by the US Postal Service, directly to your home or business. See page 2A for more details. AAA says expect busy roads July 4th T AMPA AAA Travel projects 41 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday w eekend, a 1.9 per-c ent increase f rom the 40.3 million people who traveled last year and a nearly 14 p ercent increase compared to the Memorial Day holidayw eekend. The majority of travelers w ill be celebrating their freedom with a road trip, with more than eight in 10 (34.8 million) choosing to travel by automobile, the highest level s ince 2007. The Independence Day holiday travel period is d efined as July 2 to July 6. ith school out for summ er, the Fourth of July holiday is typically the busiest sum-m er travel holiday, said Mark J enkins, spokesman, AAA T he Auto Club Group. About five million more Americans travel for this holiday compared to Memorial or Labor Day weekends. Traditionally, the majority of those celebrat ing our nations independencet ake a road trip. H ighlights from 2014 I ndependence Day Travel Forecast include: Travel volume for Independence Day has grown four out of the past five years and is expected to be mor e than six per c ent higher than the aver age of the past 10 years. Willingness to take on c redit card debt, not an inc rease in income, is responsible for the increase in consumer spending that is spur ring the rise in overall travel. Nearly five million mor e Americans are expected to t ravel for Independence Day t han for Memorial Day Holiday air travel is expected to increase 1 percent to 3.1 million travelers fr om 3.07 million last year Travelers will encounter air far es five per cent lower than last year and car r ental c osts that remain consistent w ith last year at $58. Hotel rates at AAA Two Diamond hotels are 15 percent higher than last year and Thr ee Diamond hotels are nine percent more. Steady impr ovement in the economy along with i ncreased consumer spending a nd confidence are the main f actors driving more Americans to take a trip, Jenkins said. Consumer spending is expected to rise 4.2 percent, because of increasing credit not rising incomes. Consumers have been hesitant to a dd to their cr edit car d bal ances the past several years, but continued impr ovements in the employment picture and rising home values means they are starting to feel more comfortable taking on debt. About 85 percent of holiday travelers prefer to drive to their destination. Nationally AAA forecasts there to be 34.8 million automobile travelers a 2.2 percent increase from last year and the highest volume in seven years (35.1 million in 2008). Consumers are still mindful of their personal finances, continued Jenkins. Auto travel is the best option for controlling expenses. AAA expects the majority of U.S. drivers likely will pay the highest gas prices for Independence Day since 2008.T oday s national average price of gas is 20 cents per gallon more expensive than the average on July 4, 2013, which was $3.48 per gallon. In recent years gas prices have declined in the weeks leading up to Independence Day, but this has not occurred this summer due to high cr ude oil costs resulting from violence in Iraq. Cur r ent gas prices are still cheaper than this years peak price and unlikely to deter people from traveling, Jenkins said. Many travel plans have already been made, and budgets set aside. The free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android uses GPS navigation to help travelers map a route, find current gas prices and discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance. Members using the iPad version can access interactive T op Destinations travel guides for 10 popular cities. Travelers can lear n more at WEEKLY UPDATE F F r r e e e e H H I I V V t t e e s s t t s s T oday is National HIV testing Day. Have you been t ested recently? Free HIV testing is offered from 1-4 p.m. at the Florida Department of Health clinic, 1620 Nectarine St. in F ernandina Beach. Walk-in, no appointment necessary. F F r r e e e e s s p p a a y y / / n n e e u u t t e e r r s s F ree spay/neuter services available to all Nassau County residents through the SpayNassau II Program, with free transport of pets f rom Yulee and Callahan. Call First Coast No More H omeless Pets at (904 0005 to make an appointm ent. You can also call Cats Angels at 321-2267 for more information or help with feral/community cats. S S t t e e a a k k a a n n d d s s h h r r i i m m p p American Legion Post 54, 6 26 S. Third St. in Fernandina Beach, will s erve steak and shrimp kabobs with rice pilaf and salad for a $10 donation from 5-7 p.m. tonight. There is no delivery at dinner. Children welcome. H H i i s s p p a a n n i i c c d d i i n n n n e e r r La Tierra Prometida (The Pr omise Land) Church will host its monthly fundraisingd inner from 5-7 p.m. June 28. R equested minimum dona t ion for each homemade all you can eat authentic Hispanic meal featuring delectable foods from Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Puer to Rico and Uruguay is $7 to help themc over the costs of the food. A ll donations r eceived above t he costs of food will be used to help the church realize its dream of purchasing the former Baptist Church it calls home. Join them at 416 Alachua St., cor ner of Fifth and Alachua in downtown F ernandina Beach. B B r r e e a a s s t t c c a a n n c c e e r r c c o o n n f f e e r r e e n n c c e e The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation presents the Education Advocacy Day Conference on June 28f rom 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the O mni Jacksonville Hotel. E njoy educational sessions featuring experts discussing the most current updates in breast cancer research and related topics with emphasis on the impor tance of healthy living and how to have a h ealthful and thriving surv ivorship. Lear n how to b ecome a br e ast cancer a dvocate, visit r e sour ce tables and enjoy a complimentary lunch. The event is fr ee, but please RSVP at www.Florida BreastCancer. org or (305 T T o o r r t t o o i i s s e e t t a a l l k k Find out from a park ranger what a gopher tortoise is, where they live and why they are so important, on June 28 at 2 p.m. at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reservations are necessary and the program is free. For infor mation contact the Talbot Islands State Ranger Station at (904 A A d d o o p p t t a a c c a a t t Visit with the Cats Angels kitties on June 29 at the Cats Angels Adoption Center, 709 S. Eighth St., from noon-3 p.m. Cats Angels will hold special incentives to those who qualify and are able to properly care for the kitties. All Cats Angels kitties have been spayed/neutered, tested for feline Aids and f eline leukemia, microchipped, receive regularw ellness examinations, monthly flea treatments and w orming and ear mite control as needed. For details on the adoption incentives drop by, call 321-2267 or visit R R a a i i s s e e d d b b e e d d g g a a r r d d e e n n s s O n July 2 at 10 a.m., County Extension Director/ H orticulture Agent Rebecca Jordi will conduct a Landscape Matters/Raised bed gardening class. It will include the following: soil amendments, composting, heirloom flowers and vegetab les, using soft chemicals, two kitchen compost cont ainers, bins and some heirloom seeds. The sessions will take place at the Yulee Extension office on Pages Dairy Road. For more information, contact the Extension office at 879-1019. M aster Gardeners will have a variety of plants for sale at t his session. Master Gardeners are on phone duty Fridays, 10 a.m. until 2p .m., at 491-7340. G G u u n n c c o o u u r r s s e e s s G ary W. Belson Associates Inc. will hold a concealed weapon license course at 6:30 p.m. July 3 a nd at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 6 A basic with defensive tact ics course will be held at 7 :45 a.m. July 5 and 19. For c lasses and information, cont act Belson at 491-8358, (904 V isit www. F F i i r r s s t t a a i i d d t t r r a a i i n n i i n n g g A n open community traini ng for Mental Health First A id is planned for 1-5 p.m. J uly 10 and 11 in the commu nity r oom at the Fernandina Beach Police Depar tment, 1525 Lime St. Participants must attend both sessions tor eceive the 8-hour cer tification. Cost is $50 per person. R egister at www.mhfanass and view the class c alendar T o sponsor an individual or a class visit or call 225-8280. H H i i s s t t o o r r i i c c a a l l s s o o c c i i e e t t y y Join The Duncan Lamont Clinch Historical Society fori ts July program: Amelia I sland Then and Now S peaker will be Rob Hicks, who will talk about his new book. I r eally hope this book stands as a sor t of sequel to my first Arcadia book about Amelia Island. I want this book to be some-t hing that brings back fond m emories of a generation t hat gr e w up when this was a small, sleepy town during the 1940s, 50s, 60s, and 70s. I believe the book conveys how the town gr ew during mid-20th century and expanded to other par ts of the island, said Hicks. Hicks is a native of Amelia Island and a local his torian. He and his wife, Kim, also native to the island, are raising their two children here. He earned degrees from the University of Florida and works as a guid ance counselor at his alma mater Fer nandina Beach High School. Bring your friends and your memories for a special evening with Rob Hicks as he lectures at the Amelia Island Museum of History on July 14 at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments served. For infor mation email clinchhis P P A A G G E E P P A A G G E E 2


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 3A F RIDAY J UNE 27, 2014 NEWS News-Leader BAILEYROAD CLOSURE NOTICE D ue to upcoming utility work for TheDunes Subdivision, Bailey Road will be closed from Isle De Mai Drive to Hirth Road. Starting July 7, 2014 for approximately 7 days. Access to Bailey Road South will be via Amelia Island Parkway to Simmons Road East. Access to Bailey Road North will be from A1A. Contact Information: Vallencourt Construction Company, Inc. Jason Gambrell: 904-237-6689 Work Zone Road Closed Please join us for a casual picnic lunch, giveaways (gas cards, picnic baskets, beach bags & towelsYulees newest community! BRING YOUR PICNIC BLANKETS, SUN UMBRELLAS, PORTABLE RADIOS & SMILES! We will provide Frisbees and outdoor games! Adams Home is the largest privately owned (Florida-based & family-owned Pensacola and is now in 8 southeastern states! Oaks at Bristol will have solid all-brick homes, ranging in size from approximately 1540sqft to 3000sqft. Prices will start in the $170Ks. Join us Saturday,for lunch & a tour. If you are in the market for a new home, bring your checkbook! Only a $1000 down is all that is required! Carrie Budds, from Homebridge Financial Services will be on hand, to assist with mortgage qualifications. Lunch will be provided, along with a canopy and some tables. Please bring the entire family & invite friends that are ready to purchase a home! Unique. Personal. Fun. 3 17 Centre Street 904.277.0665*Excludes Amelia Island pendantFri. July 4th, Sat. July 5th & Sun. July 6thSUMMER CLEARANCE SALE20-50%OFFENTIRE STORE Nickel a day to aid nonprofits proposed ANGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader I n a discussion on city grants for local nonprofit groups T uesday, Fernandina Beach Commissioner Pat Gass presented an innovative idea on how residents can get involved in helping out area charities. As is done every year, each commissioner was asked to fill o ut a form indicating how much they would like give to localn onprofits that are asking for grants. T his year, $10,000 was available from the city for nonprofit grants. Gass told commissioners at the special budget meeting T uesday that she put a zer on her grant allocation form,b ecause she believed (property tax) dollars should not be g iven to nonprofits. Instead, she suggested the citys 7,427 residents receiving water bills could be asked to contribute 5 cents a day, an amount that could be added to residential utility bills. According to Gass, that would amount to $18.25 per year, and if every city resident c ontributed that much, the city commission would have $ 135,542.75 to spend on local nonprofits by the end of the year. e will have asked people (if they want to contributet ake their money, Gass said. The city will simply be acting a s a catalyst for collecting the money But, she added, everyone may not feel h ow we do and want to g ive back. The people will have said, Yes, I want to go for this, Gass said. Some neighbors may decide to give more than 5 cents a day. Not one penny of it would have been from (property) t axes, Gass went on. Everyone gets a choice and everyone gets a voice. ... It could be a new way of gathering funds to enhance the nonprofits. Lets dont take their money w ithout their permission, Gass said. T he board appeared to be supportive of Gass idea, but there were still questions abouta dministrative costs of the prog ram. C ity Finance Director Patti C lifford said additional staff time would be necessary if commissioners decided to go ahead with Gass plan. The new prog ram would require a new b illing code, an enrollment form f or participants and a restricted r evenue account, she said. C lifford noted she also w ould need help designing the application form and promoti ng the program. Vice Mayor Sarah Pelican said she was in favor of Gass proposal because so many nonprofits have just given up trying to get donations from the city, and because there are so m any more nonprofits that have never asked for city funds. I n addition to giving their unofficial support for Gass proposal, commissioners with the exception of Gass still allocated the $10,000 for a few selected nonprofits. After a brief discussion on t heir choices, they agreed $5,000 should go to the Council o n Aging; $3,000 should go to the Barnabas Center; and that Micahs Place, Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare and Family Support Services should each receive $1,000. The city also has budgeted an additiona l $10,000 for the Amelia Island Museum of History. T he city already has a charity program called Love thy Neighbor in which residentsc an contribute funds to families h aving trouble paying their utili ty bills. That program is admini stered by the Salvation Army, and has helped more than 100 city families, according to Clifford. I f commissioners officially a pprove Gass proposal, any f unds collected by residents for l ocal charities will still be dist ributed by choice of each comm issioner. G ass The city also pays employee expenses for the marina, which was taken over by Westrec Marine in 2010. The marina continues to be encum-b ered by a $6 million debt incurred in 2005 and the cont inual need for dredging. According to figures presented by marina manager Joe Springer, the facility would have made $3 million in gross profits since Westrec took over, if not for the city debt. At Tuesdays meeting, Westrec regional manager G ary Groenewold said the company would be willing to take a reduction in city fees in order to maintain the companys current employees rather than making them seasonal. According to Gerrity, that would be a savings to the city of $24,000 annually. G errity also reminded commissioners they would have to make a decision soon as to whether to renew Westrecs contract, which expires later this year. According to city Utilities Director John Mandricks 2013-14 budget, there will be $ 260,000 in transfers into the citys general fund for next fiscal year from the water fund. He also noted $5 million hasg one into the general fund in the last 10 years since the city bought the system. M andrick said it is difficult to predict revenues for cityw ater year to year due to increased oddities in weathe r conditions. He noted that the bulk of city water sales is in lawn watering, and that extremely wet conditions can affect those revenues. He also n oted that the impact fee litigation has been chipping away a t resources due to attorney fees. Because of the litigation, were tipping the scales backwards, Mandrick said. (The water fund) is not totally debt free. He added that rates m ight have to be increased to cover the debt service. C ity utility projects for the next fiscal year include replaci ng water meters, adding a solar electric system, upgrading lift stations and continuing gravity reline work. The city stormwater fund h as very little money, Mandrick said, but some w ould go toward putting swales along North Fletcher A venue to cut down on flooding and lining and sealing the downtown area. Mandrick also noted that both water and sewer services w ere available on Front Street that have not been in service for at least 20 years. Those systems are important if the city ever goes forward with p lans to develop the city waterfront. G errity, who is acting airport manager, said the airport from an infrastructure standpoint is in pretty good shape, and that next years budget would be pretty much a continuation of what we had last y ear. He did add about $15,000 t o the budget so someone could take over day-to-day o perations after airport operations specialist Robert Kosakoff is promoted to operations manager. Gerrity also noted a reserve o f $618,000 is available now in the airport budget, which hasb een building because the airport is not paying for a full-time m anager. CITY Continued from 1A Boatright, whose district includes Callahan. Thats my motion. T he county ended its cont racts with the volunteers on O ct. 1 over professional certification from the state, though ther e is a r e ser v e agr eement with Nassau Oaks. This agreement, while beneficial, does not ensur e the availability of volunteer mem b ers to respond around the c lock, according to support d ocuments presented at the board meeting. The county has long wanted the volunteer departments in both towns to receive state certification in training and pr o fessional standar ds. They did, e arlier this year Theyve done what weve a sked them to do, said Board Chair Barry Holloway. Lets get them back online. Certification has not been the only issue. County officials have been talking about charging the towns for fire service.A nd while no one has pinned d own any prices, money has b een another factor in the deci sion to end relationship with the volunteer depar tments. The towns dont think they should make any payments, since they supply volunteers. Holloway offered a new idea at the meeting, proposing to pay them per call. Discussion also included the mention of mutual aid agreements the county has with the city of Fer nandina Beach and several surrounding counties. I would certainly hope you consider entering into some sort of mutual aid with the towns since they are certified, said Selby acknowledging that no money changes hands under these agr eements. The meeting in July he said, will focus on how the mutual aid agreement is set up. T he county has long relied on volunteers for support, but over the years has taken over the job of primar y responder. Theyre great when they show up. W e love em. W e use em, said Graves. But theyre not always reliable. They have jobs. Some oft hem have multiple jobs. Graves told the board that Hilliar d volunteers r esponded to a structure fire within the town last Sunday at 2 a.m. They r esponded with two personnel with a tanker tr uck, said Graves. The countys firefighters b elong to Professional Fir e fighters Local Union 3101. Under the collective bar g ain ing agreement, adding to the staff with three firefighters also requires promoting three people to engineer. That would raise costs, but o fficials agreed that paying o vertime or hiring comes out as a wash on the balance sheet. So for now, theyll wait on new hires. Im all in favor of trying to reduce overtime in light of our budget woes. We just gotta tr ead car efully , said Commissioner Danny Leeper. Leeper also said the he held positive meetings with the mayors of Hilliard and Callahan in the spring, along with the county manager and the fir e chief. He said he was puzzled to learn about the public meeting held earlier this month between Hilliard and Callahan over the countys position on fire service. It was a lengthy and heated d iscussion with vitriol pointed at county leaders. Im not sur e what hap pened, said Leeper I think (the meeting in July a good dir ection. Holloway encouraged his colleagues to listen to the tape of the meeting before theym eet with Hilliard and Callahan officials. He said he hadnt hear d it yet, but was planning to after hearing enough comments about it. The meeting can be described as angr y and it prompted the mayors of Hilliard and Callahan to askc ounty commissioners to meet. They sent personal letters by cer t ified mail to each of their homes. The mayors say they want the meeting to be held on the West Side and that they do not want Selby or County Attorney D avid Hallman to attend. B ut there was no support f or those terms. We need our people there, said Leeper. The board is planning to hold the meeting at the commission chambers in Yulee, and is considering 1 p.m. or 6 p.m. The board has scheduled a special budget meeting earlier that day, so this discussion adds another reason to make the trip into the office. Holloway acknowledged that the town councilmen might not be able to meet because of work schedules. But let s see what we can do, he said. COUNTY Continued from 1A o lunteer f i r e f ighter s ar e) gr eat when the y sho w up. W e lo ve em W e use em. But the ye not always reliable. They have jobs. S ome of them have mul t iple job s M A TT GR A VE S NASSAU COUNTY FIRE CHIEF D DO O N N T TL LI I T T T T E E R RSpay or NeuterA PU BLICSE RVICEANNOUNCMENT BYTHENEWS-LEADER


A 4-year-old Nassau County boy died June 20 a week aftera rattlesnake bit him. B rayden Bullar d was reportedly in a watermelon patch on family pr o per ty west of Br yceville with his father on June 13 when the 4.5-foot timber rattler bit him. His father, Blake Bullard, r eportedly drove his son to the Jacksonville Fir e Rescue S tation in Baldwin, where he was transported to UF Shands in Gainesville to get antivenin before he was transferred toW olfson Childr ens Hospital. Brayden Bullar d lived at 271 Savannah Lane, Bryceville, and was the son of Julia Crawfor d Bullar d of Sanderson a nd Blake Bullard. Maternal grandparents are Darrell and Nita Crawford of Macclenny. Paternal grandparents are Fred and Diane Bullard of Br yceville. Gr eat-grandpar ents a r e Tommy and Gayle Crawford of Macclenny and Marion Bullar d Silas and Sarah Pittman, all of Baldwin. A celebration of Braydens life was held Wednesday morning with interment in Oak Gr ove Cemetery. The boy attended C hildrens Elite Daycare and enjoyed watching Tom and Jerry cartoons. His favorite color was gr een and he loved t he outdoors, accor ding to his obituary. W i th the high heat of sum mer snakes travel faster and are more abundant in Northeast Florida. The state is home to several venomous snakes, including several types of rattlesnakes, copper head, c ottonmouth and coral snakes. TALLAHASSEE The Florida Department of Health reminds residents and visitors t hat it is important to Drain and Cover this National Mosq uito Control Awareness Week. The department encoura ges everyone to take simple precautions to protect themselves and their neighbors from mosquito-borne illnesses which have received inc reased attention recently in Florida. A simple and easy way to prevent mosquito-borne ill-n esses is to follow the Drain and Cover method, said Dr. Celeste Philip, deputy secretary for health and deputy state health officer for Childrens Medical Services. Drain water from any containers around your home, cover your skin w ith clothing and mosquito repellent and cover doors and w indows with screen to keep mosquitoes out of your home o r business. DRAIN standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying: Drain water from garbage c ans, house gutters, buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys, flowe rpots or any other containers where sprinkler or rain waterh as collected. Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items that arent being used. Empty and clean birdbaths and pets water bowls at least once or twice a week. P rotect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that dont a ccumulate water. Maintain swimming pools i n good condition and appropriately chlorinated. Empty plastic pools when not in use. COVER skin with clothing or repellent: C lothing: Wear shoes, socks, and long pants and longs leeves. This type of protection may be necessary for peo-p le who must work in areas where mosquitoes are present. Repellent: Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. Always use repellents according to the label. Repellents with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, and I R3535 are effective. Use mosquito netting to protect child ren younger than 2 months old. C OVER doors and windows with screens to keep mosquitoes out of your house: Repair broken screening on windows, doors, porches and p atios. For more information and t o view weekly reports containing information on mos-q uito-borne disease surveillance in Florida, visit www. 4A F RIDAY J UNE 27, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Mosquito season has arrived AGGED FOUNTAIN FILE PHOTO At the behest of its first president, the Amelia Island Fernandina Beach Restoration Foundation is seeking funds to r estor e or r eplace the fountain outside the N assau County Cour t house on Centr e Street. A ubr ey Williams, who helped establish the foundat ion, was its first president and served on the board with his late wife Pat, who also was president, has offered to contribute $1,000 to star t the fund. W i lliams said he and his wife went in 1990 to Robinson Iron in Alexander City, Ala., to purchase the Crane fountain, ar eplica of a fountain that once stood in fr ont of the train depot on Centr e Str eet. The foundation and city agr eed that the foundation w ould pur chase the fountain and the city would install a nd maintain it, he said in a letter to city officials. It is obvious that no one has maintained the fountain. Babette, my wife of 20 years, and I left this ar ea for a period of 10 years, returning to the island two years ago. We were appalled by the ragged appearance of the fountain. This does not speak well for a city that prides itself on r estoration. T he foundation has agreed to establish an account to r estor e or r eplace the foundation. Y our gener ous of f er o f $1,000 to spearhead the project demonstrates your continued commitment to our beautiful city and its ef fort to maintain our unique historic character, wrote Susan Mowery, treasurer of the foundation, in reply to Williams. Private donations may be sent to the AI-Fer nandina Restoration Foundation Fountain Pr oject/P .O. Box 7 /Fernandina Beach FL/32035. Once sufficient contrib utions ar e received and the city of Fernandina Beach c ommits to the fountain s maintenance, the Restoration Foundation will initiate the r estoration/replacement project, Mowery wrote. Dinner:Wed.-Sat.5pm-9pm Lunch:Tues-Sat 11pm-3pmPark Place 5472 First Coast Cannot be used with special menu, or events or other discount offers. Expires 7/2/14. 18% Gratuity will be added before the discount.DESSERTWITH PURCHASE OF TWO ENTREESFREE Cannot be used with special menu, or events or other discount offers. 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Two zone HVAC. 5-ton and 3-ton units. 5 sets of French doors. Transom windows throughout PROVIDES GREATNATURALLIGHTIN HOME. MLS#63045 $399,900 ANGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader According to Steven Siegel of the Nassau County State Attorneys Office, a judicialr eview is being held in the case of David Eugene Johnson, convicted in 2009 of murdering Antonia Gerald in her Fernandina Beach home in June 2001. Johnson, who was 17 when t he crime occurred, was sentenced to mandatory life in p rison. The review, however, has n othing to do with Johnsons particular legal case, Siegel said, but rather with a larger issue regarding juvenile convictions. This is a sentencing issue being briefed now in relation t o juveniles and life sentences, S eigel said in a phone interview o n Monday. This has nothing to do with the initial facts of (Johnsons The U.S. Supr eme Court ruled two years ago in Miller v. Alabama that states could not sentence juveniles to life inp rison without par ole. The U.S. w as then the only country in t he world that sentenced juveniles to die in prison. But the court did not rule on what must be done with the more than 2,000 juveniles including Johnson a lready sentenced to life in p rison. J ohnsons c ase is also currently under appeal with the Florida Supreme Court, according to the Nassau County Clerk of CourtsO ffice. Johnson was convicted in 2 009 of repeatedly stabbing 64y ear-old Gerald at her residence a t 307 S. Seventh St., in June 2001. Johnsons first murder trial, in April 2006, ended in a hung jury when one juror wanted to acquit and the r emaining 11 wanted to convict him. A ccording to news reports a t the time, Gerald s landlor d f ound her body lying in a pool of blood at her home after she failed to show up for an engage ment with her father on June 16, 2001, Father s Day. Gerald, a writer, artist and breast-cancer survivor with a Ph.D. from Harvard, was stabbed 14 times in the neck,t he back and the head. The murder weapon, a knife, was broken from the force of the attack. Johnsons blood was f ound in several rooms in the home and on the knife used to kill Gerald, according to evidence at his trial. Johnsons attorneys in both trials tried to raise reasonable doubt in the minds of jurors by s uggesting it was Johnsons u ncle who killed Gerald. They a dmitted Johnson was at the scene, but said he was injured while trying to stop his uncle from attacking Gerald. Prosecutors argued Johnson was injured while attacking Gerald himself. He sustained ad eep cut to his hand that day, a nd subsequently told emerg ency r o om personnel that an air conditioner fell on his hand. Johnson also reportedly told several different stories to police, doctors and acquaintances about how he received the cut. I n 2002, a Nassau County g rand jury also charged Johnson with first-degree murder in the beating death of Romaine Moss, 32, in 1998 w hen he was 15 years old because he believed she owed him drug money. Described asa street person and prostitute, her body was found in the woods on North Fourth Street in Fernandina Beach. Moss a pparently died from skull fract ures from blows to the head. A ccording to news reports at the time, Johnson became a suspect when he led local police to her body. However, they did not have enough evidence to arrest Johnson until after he was ar r ested for Gerald s murd er and witnesses came forw ard in the Moss case, accordi ng to r e por ts at the time. Johnson r e ceived a manda tory life sentence in 2009 for the death of Gerald when jurors returned a guilty verdict in under three hours. Moss mur der was not men t ioned during that trial because J ohnson did not take the stand. Murder sentence is under review Johnson The U.S. Supreme Court ruled two years ago that states could not sentence juveniles to life in prison without parole. R attlesnake bite claims life of boy, 4 Bullard Crash kills teenager A Callahan teen died from injuries he suf fered in a twovehicle collision Tuesday night. No one else was injured in the crash that occurred in Callahan just after 10 p.m. Caleb Michael Bennett, 18, was driving a 2010 Toyota Cor olla in the left-turn lane southbound on U.S. 1 near Roy Booth Road. Jesse W. Keeble, 59, of Jacksons Gap, Ala., was driving a 2014 Inter national tractor trailer northbound on US 1 in the outside lanes, accor ding to a Florida Highway Patr ol pr ess release. As Bennett made a left tur n in the Toyota, Keeble was unable to stop the tractor-trailer in time and struck the right side of the car. Bennetts Toyota then str uck a concr ete light pole before coming to a final rest on the right shoulder of US 1, according to the media release. Bennett died at the scene. The tractor-trailer came to final rest on the right shoulder of US 1. Char ges ar e pending in the accident, according to the r elease. Both drivers wor e seatbelts.


HEATHER A. PERRY News-Leader I dont volunteer just for hours to graduate, I do it because in a way, I feel I am givingb ack to the community, and I just really like helping people, said 17-year-old Volunteen M adison Parris Carter. The daughter of Tammy and Paul Carter and sister of Jeremy and Abigail Carter is charged with wheelchair duty at Baptist Medical Center Nassau eight hours a week. That means if a patient needs to be discharged from their room to the front of theb uilding to be picked up, I go get them from their room with a wheelchair. I also help e scorting patients to places in the hospital that they need assistance finding. Carter says the only difficult part about being a Volunteen is getting to know all the great volunteers and then having to leave when summer is over. I believe the whole experience is fun. I e njoy being a Volunteen. You basically meet every kind of person. Some of them have trave led all over the world, and their stories are really interesting. Traveling the world is her number one dream, notes Carter, and she admires people who have done this. Enrolled in the private Ogburn School, Carter is technically a junior, but says shes a ctually a senior because she does her schoolwork online and is ahead. She hopes to have c ompleted her high school education in O ctober and plans to attend FSCJ and then p ursue a career in either obstetrics or hospit ality. If I go to school leaning towards the medical field, I would most likely become either a midwife or an obstetrician. If she decides to pursue hospitality instead, Carter said shed like to work at a chain of hotels like the Omni or the Four Seasons and work her way up to become the manager of all of them around the country Leisure hours find Carter enjoying the company of her golden retriever, Lana, or heading out to a record store in Jacksonville w ith her friends where she scopes out recordi ngs of s music or alter native bands. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5A F RIDAY J UNE 27, 2014 NEWS News-Leader Advocates are on-call 24 hours a day 7 days a week for emotional supportand crisis intervention. Confidential meetings are available in Yulee, Fernandina Beach, and Hilliard. All communications are confidential. www .womenscenter ofjax.or g The Womens Center of Jacksonville improves the lives of women through advocacy, support, and education. This publication was made possible by the 2013 Florida Legislative Session, administered by the State of Florida, Department of Health (DOH If you or someone you know has been avictim of sexual violence, support is available in Nassau County. The Womens Center of Jacksonville serves survivors of sexual violence of all genders ages 12 and older.24-HOUR RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE 904-721-RAPE (7273 A fun experience HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER Madison Carter has served in almost e very department of the hospital, said Stephanie Manwell, Baptist Medical Center-Nassau Volunteen coordinator. H EATHER A. PERRY News-Leader The Hermitage Artist Retreat in partnership with the Florida Alliance for Arts Education (FAAE) awarded five Florida ar t instr uctors, i ncluding Julianne French of F ernandina Beach High S chool, summer artist residencies beginning July 14 in Englewood. Joyce Behnke and Beth Garcia from Polk County,T r oy Jewell fr om Orange County and T im Smith fr om L ee County are the other t eachers joining Fr ench in t he r e tr eat. French and the other artists will use this time to pursue their own artistic talents, nourishing and expanding their cr eativity befor e r eturning to the classroom. e couldnt be more pleased with t his years s election, s aid Bruce E. Rodgers, executive dir ector for the Hermitage, in a press release. As always, we aret hrilled to extend this opport unity to teachers in our state w ho give of themselves so generously throughout the year Fr ench teaches Humanities, Art History, Literature and the Arts and Art Appreciation to g ifted students in grades n ine through 12 at F ernandina Beach High School. Her personal art form includes mixed media and she wants to explore that this summer, incorporating h istoric Florida architecture i nto her work. F rench said her intention is not to illustrate ar c hitectur e but to evoke an image that holds a sense of mystery and atmosphere an image that looks beautiful, and yet is imper-f ect. The Her mitage believes i n the importance of arts education and its ability to inspir e cr e ativity in students. If we can inspir e that same creative thinking in our teachers before sending them back to the classroom,w e have done something v ery important, noted R odgers. Art teacher awarded residency F rench HEATHER A. PERRY News-Leader F ort Clinch Assistant Park Manager Heath Alboher relies o n Karen Gildenston to keep things running smoothly at the visitors center. Karen is always cheerful when interacting with the publ ic and full of information. She has a great sense of humor a nd all the staff enjoys working with her. I personally am lucky to be able to rely on her at all times, he said. Gildenston is very knowledgeable when it comes to the history of Fort Clinch. Sheg reets visitors and shares interesting facts with thema bout the fort. Many visitors are unaware t hat the Civilian Conservation Corps did extensive work at the fort. Fort Clinch State Park is one of seven states in which the CCC worked. They were here between 1937 and 1942. T hey cut the beautiful road in and dug the Willow Pond. Sand had taken over the fort a rea so they had to take care o f that, said Gildenston. The CCC also built the s mall building next to the visitors center. The men who did the work were paid about $25 or $30 a month but they only gave them $5 and sent the rest home to their families, i nsuring that it would get t here, she added. V isitors often tell Gildenston how impressed they are with the interpretive rangers. They bring 1864 to life and they r eally stay in charac ter South Africa is the furthest visitor Gildenston has met,b ut she says people come from all over the U.S. and many foreign countries. I like the rhythms of the p ark. There are birds in the s pring, turtles in the summer, c ampers year round. Gotta love it! A resident of Nassau County since 1977, Gildenston has been a member of the GFWC Womans Club for 25 years, has served on the board several times and volun-t eers one day a week at the A melia Island Museum of H istory. Retired podiatrist Dr. James Gildenston shar e s her home and their son Scott is currently serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. Their feline h ousemate is a cat named R aven. L eisure activities include reading and baking bread, a hobby she acquired when she lived on a sailboat for a year as a newlywed. Fort Clinch State Park is located at 2601 Atlantic Ave. Business hours are 8 a.m. tos unset, 365 days a year. Phone 2 77-7233 or visit the website at w tclinch. t ype@f bne w sleader com Fort Clinch greeter enjoys he rhythm of the park HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER I never tire of the three-mile ride along the beautiful moss-draped road, says Fort Clinch visitor center greeter Karen Gildenston. POLITICS IN BRIEF W W e e s s t t S S i i d d e e R R e e p p u u b b l l i i c c a a n n s s A ll Republican families are invited to attend t he W estside Republican Club s Independence D ay celebration on T u esday at 7 p.m. at the H illiar d Community Center State Rep. Janet Adkins will present the State of the State and her daughter, Emily Adkins, will present on the Fourth of July and our celebration of Americas freedom. 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T he Nassau County community is a p lace described by many as Where All T hings Are Possible. A place where many work, raise famil ies, retire, where pirates roam free and the weather is great. A historic nook visitors come to visit from all over the world, a great sweethearts g etaway for all ages, and some of the most friendly,d own-home valued, laid back and patriotic people you can f ind anywhere on the planet! We are a community living in the present, but enhanced with the value system of generations past, a proud history o f tradition and roots that are deeply entrenched in militaryh istory. Nassau County has been governed by entities u nder the banners of many flags. We have a unique military history here that spans more than 450 years. Today, we still share a cont inuing military presence and mission here. There are over1 0,000 military veterans residing in Nassau County of all e ras (U.S. Census 2010, projected 2013). We share our c ommunity with many actived uty service men and women, s erving in assignments at bases surrounding the area a nd many men and women that have pulled their tour of duty, whether in World War I I, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and many other a reas, conflicts and capacities. The Vietnam Veterans of A merica Chapter 1088, here in Nassau County, is a chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America national organization formed in 1978 to advocate for the rights, benefits and services for Vietnam era veterans and their families, as well as for all veterans of all e ras. The organization is the only such organization sanct ioned by act of Congress and holds a Congressional Charter under Title 36 of the USC. The VVA Chapter 1088 was chartered here in Nassau County as of January 2014. It i s one of 25 chapters in the state of Florida and VVA C hapter 1088 is a member of the Nassau County Veterans Council, which includes other v eterans organizations in the county. T he continuing mission of our organization is to genera te government relations advocacy on the national, state and local levels to promote legislative health care and services for veterans, disabled veterans and their families, care for homeless veterans in our community, and assist veterans seeking assist ance with hands on help, for service and non-service r elated injuries and other medical conditions and needs. The VVA organization places great emphasis on coordinating its national efforts and veterans programs, with the work and support of the state and local chapters likeC hapter 1088, therefore ensuring the veterans needs, g oals and assistance are met a t all levels, especially right h ere at home. Some of the major object ives of the VVA are to arduously campaign and assist with procurement for benefits for veterans who are victims of dioxin poisoning (Agent Orange and others) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ( PTSD), through legislation, education, self-help informat ion guides and hands on services with these two critical issues and many others. It has been found that dioxin poisoning not only has affected millions of boots on the ground soldiers, but also c onsider that possibly all personnel that were exposed by h andling and transporting the substance outside the combat zones have been or might be affected, and even more distressing, research shows that dioxin-affected individuals can pass on the effects of the c hemical inherently to their children and grandchildren. T he men and women of VVA Chapter 1088 are looking to all veterans in Nassau County, especially our Vietnam veterans, to consider the legacy that each of them carries with them. We know that each and every one of us has not only combat-related experience, but knowledge and experience gained from a lifetime of endeavors and vocations. We feel strongly a bout paying it forward to assist many of the generat ions of younger men and women who have served and a re now serving. We have experienced life lessons that have seasoned our lives beyond measure, a priceless byproduct of the jobs we have done, the places weve been, the people we have met and t he families weve raised. All these lessons in our lifes book give us a worthy legacy to pass on to our forthcoming generations. Please join us in this great mission! Membership for the Vietnam Veterans of America is open to all U.S. forces vetera ns who served on active duty (for other than training purposes) in the Republic of Vietnam between Feb. 28, 1961, and May 7, 1975, or in any duty location between Aug. 5, 1964, and May 7, 1975. You will need a copy of your DD214, a completed and s igned application and membership fee selected. If you do n ot have a copy of your DD214, we will help you get one. Visit our website for a pplication forms The mission of Veterans V oice, appearing every two w eeks, is to bring the commun ity and veterans of all eras informative articles to include issues like: important vetera ns legislation, Agent Orange and other dioxin agents and their effects, women in our military, benefits available today, procedures for filing for benefits, county and state veterans services, recognit ion of our veterans in the local hospitals and care facilities, biographies of our Nassau County veterans past and present, veterans opportunities for community service and many more interesting and informative veterans-related topics. We w ill also present articles on veterans topics submitted to us by the other veterans organizations here in Nassau County. We are all brothers and sisters together. We would like to hear from you regarding your own veterans interest topics and c omments. To learn more about Vietnam Veterans of A merica Chapter 1088, becoming a member, an Associate member, general i nformation or just being a part of our community servi ce for Nassau County, please v isit our website at www.vva 1 or call us at (904 333-0147. 6 A CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK STATE OFFLORIDA DEPARTMENTOFENVIRONMENTALPROTECTION NOTICE OFAPPLICATION TheDepartment announces receipt of an application for a Joint Coastal Permit and Variance (File Nos. 0264288-004-JC and 0264288-005-BV), pursuant to Chapter 161 and Part IV of Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, and for authorization to use sovereign submerged lands, pursuant to Chapter 253, Florida Statutes. The applicant is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the proposed activity is the periodic nourishment of 4.0 miles of Nassau County shoreline between Department monuments R-12 and R-34. Fill material will be dredged from an offshore borrow area. Avariance from the OFW Antidegredation Rule 62-2.242, F.A.C., is requested for activityat the borrow area. Copies of the application may be examined during normal working hours at the Department of Environmental Protection, Beaches, Inlets and Ports Program, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399. The application has also been posted on the DepartmentsInternet Web site at: If you have any questions regarding this application, you may contact Tom Jacobs of the Department, at (850 Comments should be sent to Tom Jacobs at the Department of Environmental Protection, Beaches, Inlets and Ports Program, via email at HYPERLINK ""Thomas.jacobs@dep.s, or by regular mail at 2600 Blair Stone Road, Mail Station 3544, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399 within fourteen (14 calendar days of the date of this notice. Please refer to the file number in your response. Why be near, when you can be here! 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 Fish Out of Water S S a a t t u u r r d d a a y y 2 pm Dan & Michelle, 6:30 pm Karribean Flavor S S u u n n d d a a y y 2 pm MacysOpen7days a week at11 am 2910 Atlantic Ave. 904-310-6904U PSTAIRS AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE PARTIESwww.sandybottomsamelia.comVisit us online or on Facebook for all the specials and event info Nassau County, where we love our veterans F RIDAY J UNE 27, 2014 OPINION News-Leader VETERANS VOICE D D e e d d i i c c a a t t e e d d t t o o v v e e t t e e r r a a n n s s o o f f a a l l l l e e r r a a s s J J O O H H N N S S C C H H E E R R E E R R T he mission of Veterans Voice is to b ring the community and veterans of a ll eras informative articles. G r a c i a s Th a n k Y o u Taste the Latin American Traditional FoodLa Tierra Prometida (The Promised Land)Will Host a Dinner Featuring an Array of Hispanic dishesSaturday, June 28th,2014 5:00 8:00 pm416 Alachua Street Fernandina Beach, FL (the old Baptist Church)Ph. (904 We Will Have Food From:MEXICOEL SALVADORHONDURAS PUERTO RICO URUGUAY No Charge for Admission,though donations will happily be acceptedAll Donations will go to the Building Fund for the Spanish Ministry The Promised Land Shrinking availability and growing recalls This week we ar e going to have a two-topic discussion. One is factual, the other moreo pinionated. I fly by the seat o f my pants writing this colu mn, and don t mind admit ting that its not my day job. Choosing a topic each week and having a deadline gives me a little empathy for the media trade. New vehicle inventories a re shrinking earlier this year t han many prior ones. H ealthy sales have dr o pped inventories at dealerships nationwide to a 60-day supply. T ypically manufactur ers ship a big supply of inventory fort he summer t o last the dealers through model change time. It is what is termed as build-out for t he model y ear. I share t his for those actively in the m arket or giving str ong con sideration to buying in the next 60 days. The sooner you get out, the better your selec tion will be for a model closeout deal. Those that have a five-year plus trade cycle are the best candidates for a 2014 model. If you trade every two to thr ee years (some still do and 2014 incentives arent strong, then a 2015 may be a better bet. One exception is full-size tr ucks. Good supplies exist for F150, Ram, Silverado and S ierra. The imports dont r epor t days-supply numbers. My supply meter involves the dealerships along the 435mile drive to Brevard, N.C. I see low inventories at the Toyota store in Brunswick, Ga., and the For d stor e in Darien, Ga. Sightings like t hat can mean great sales or c onstrained availability What it definitely means is less selection. Don t overlook the opportunity to order a 2015 if you cant find what you want. Ask the dealer when ordering opens. Be awar e that they can order prior to having costi nformation. A deal on an o rder can still be worked f rom cost-plus or percentage discount. Or dering assur es a fresh vehicle of your exact liking. Moving on to recalls they are out of control. I wrote a recall column earlier this year mentioning the huge increase in staffing the government is pouring into the NHTSA. Appar ently the eager beavers are trying to justify their existence. The auto industry is being barraged with recalls and the consumer is going to feel the brunt of it at the end of the day. If there could be any winner in the equation, it would be trial lawyers, who have driven up the monthly budg ets of har d-working con s umers in insurance, health c ar e and any sue-able indus try. Can you tell I am a tort reform advocate? To say that no entity should inspect our meat, approve medications we take or establish safety standar ds for vehicles would not be a ppropriate. It is just the o verkill that evolves in a gr o up of overseers who want to make the auto industr y accountable, but are accountable to no one themselves. To approach a record for recall volume in half a year is ques tionable, at best. There is an ew movement to clamp d own on airplane makers for r ecalls. And boats, motorcycles or anything else that moves? How many years does a car need to remain perfect? How few incidences of failure constitute a problem? Where does it stop? When reason trumps paranoia. Stay cool, stay hydrated and think of scraping ice on a winter mor ning. Have a good week. Rick Keffer owns and operates Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Yulee. He invites questions or positive stories about automobile use and ownership. KEFFER C ORNER RickKeffer R ecalls ar e o ut of contr ol. 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M M c c C C a a i i n n y y e e s s , O O b b a a m m a a n n o o As a relative newcomer to Amelia Island, as a newer student of the intim acies of Florida history and culture, I d be the last to j ump into the fray on t he newly installed sculpture to David Yulee in downtown Fernandina Beach. Except to say in passing, r e garding the artistic merit (not the historicity to call this a statue may be a stretch. Statues are, uh, statuesque, stately,o ften larger than life-size like the pers on, the persona they represent; and, i f you will, not (seemingly ture, even cartoonish although garish may be a tad strong in this case. That aside, a r ecent r e mark in the News-Leader begs comment (Editor s Note, Michael Parnell (June 20 surprised if in the year 2064 anyone isb uilding statues to Ronald McDonald, o r Henry Ford or John McCain. Im s ur e the good citizens of Arizona might take exception to the latter example. Surely our kids and grandkids can look for war d to some memorial har d war e wor thy of this favorite son, if for no other reason than his Navy service and experiences in the Vietnam War.S urely. But far more significant than a s tatue (or sculpture), there will proba bly be a next-generation super c arrier bearing his name later in this century. He would join other American patriots, W ashington, Lincoln, FDR, Kennedy Eisenhower honored with mans most lethal mobile platform ever launched for diplomacy, todays version of the last argument of kings,r eferring to heavy artillery from anothe r era. If that sounds rather Orwellian, consider Americas role as the worlds leading liberator for the past hundred years tyrants and terrorists know only swords, not plowshares ever since Theodore Roosevelt, whose name also graces a modern flattop. Incidentally, one or another of our s upercarriers has been entertained for h omeporting at Mayport, so this s hould be of interest to all readers Furthermore, there will never be a CVN Barack Obama, never a US Navy carrier named for a commander in chief who: a) had no prior military experience; b) still has little knowledge of our GIs (corpsemen?); and c) e ven lower esteem for the front line g uarantors of the Constitution. This tribute is reserved only for true patriots who appr e ciate American excep tionalism; for those who don t announce to the world, Weve been ar r ogant, dismissive, even derisive; who dont bow to another nations sovereign; who dont offer to fundamen-t ally transfor m America; who, by d esign, is currently executing Americas decline. Its reserved only for those who understand the no-spin tr u th of our Founders and Framers, and the sacrifices of the Continentals and the Grand Ar my of the Republic, of the Doughboys, of the Gr eatest Generation and of those who carried the Star and Stripes through jungles and overd eserts into the 21st century. Mr. Obamas final rating is pending, of course, but of 44 U.S. pr e si dents to date, it s safe to say the least loved by We the People should remain, for years ahead, he who, over 150 years ago let the nation slip towar d Civil W ar that is, James Buchanan. Perhaps. Gene Woodruff U SS Bon Homme Richard, CVA-31 (1968-69 Fer n andina Beach V V o o t t e e r r s s l l a a c c k k p p r r o o t t e e c c t t i i o o n n s s One year ago this week, the U.S. Supreme Court gutted key provisionso f the Voting Rights Act in Shelby C ounty Alabama v Holder leaving r oom for discrimination to gain an even better foothold at the ballot box. The past year has been one of mixed e motions for voting rights advocates. I n January, we were hopeful as a b ipar t isan gr oup of legislators intr o duced the Voting Rights Amendment Act, a workable, commonsense solution that would moder nize the elec tions process and protect voting rights against discrimination. Hope has turned to frustration as we approacht he Shelby anniversary. After five m onths, Congress still needs to do its part and keep this legislative fix moving for w ar d. Last week, the Senate took an i mpor tant step, holding a hearing on v oting rights and discrimination. Now i t is time for the House of Repr e sentatives to follow the Senates lead and move this bill forward. As their constituents, we must encourage our Northeast Florida Representatives that sit on the House Judiciary Committee to act. I n five short months, voters will be h eading to the polls and will do so without the full protections of the V o ting Rights Act. While unfor tunately ther e will be some voters that enc ounter discrimination in November L eague members stand ready to help t hem get r e gister ed and vote. The anniversary of the Shelby decision is not a celebration but we should use this occasion as motivation. Ther e is no better time to push the fight for the equality at the ballot box closer to finish line. Lets get this done; letsw ork to protect all eligible voters. A ngela DeMonbreun, President League of Women Voters Jacksonville First Coast VOICE OF THE PEOPLE My assailant was short and squat but had lethal intentions. Think of the taciturn villain Oddjob in James Bonds Goldfinger. He lurked on the passenger side of my 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee in my driveway yesterd ay afternoon as I acquiesced to my wifes pleas to clean out the cluttered, fish bait s melling beach buggy and workhorse. I saw him standing there but thought he was just planning to assist me. Then, without warning, he attacked me, splitting my head wide open, kicking my head backwards so violently that I heard a scary crunching sound before I slumped to the ground bleeding profusely w ith a violent headache and both shoulders, arms, hands and fingers going numb, while j agged bolts of electricity raged through my limbs. Crap, I thought, dazed and disoriented. Im gonna lie here in the driveway and bleed to death with a broken neck in a dang garbage can. What a stinky and ignoble way to go. Had you going there for a minute, didnt I? N o, my assailant wasnt a Bondesque arch villain but the three-and-a-half-foot tall, twof oot-wide heavy-duty blue plastic trash barrel the local waste removal company put in our yard. I never thought one to be anything more than ugly, certainly not dangerous, until my bloody encounter with ours late yesterday afternoon. Id finally resolved to tackle my elderly J eep, which has begun to smell like the defunct old pogy plant hereabouts while b ecoming so congested with accumulated junk, fishing gear and unused sailboat stuff that its hard to see out the rearview mirror. I rolled the trash barrel around to the passenger side of the Jeep when a wheel got stuck. M uttering darkly, I leaned forward and gave the barrel a hard shove. It immediately retaliated. Instead of going in the direction I wanted it to go, the container lurched sharply to my left and tipped all the way back toward me. The momentum of my shove p ropelled me forward. I stumbled in my flip-flops, w hich suddenly became the dastardly bins ally, lost my balance and then tripped on the containers huge lid, which dropped in front of me like a trip snare. I tumbled headlong into the maw of the waiting can. My forehead collided with a resounding whack against the heavy plastic r im. In the same moment, my head snapped wickedly back at what felt like a right angle to m y shoulders. The pain was instant and brutal. Lightning-like electric current surged from my neck and into my shoulders, arms, hands and fingers, all of which promptly went completely numb. Dear God, Ive broken my dang neck, I thought, collapsing into the opening of the stinky garbage can and fighting not to lose c onsciousness. I lay there a few moments too afraid to move and then morbidly decided I w ould not die with my head in a garbage can. I belly-dragged myself out of it and rolled onto my back and thats when the hemorrhage began in earnest. Blood poured from the massive scalp laceration above my forehead, into my eyes and ears and commenced to puddle on the ground around me. Realizing that I still h ad feeling in my lower extremities, I gambled that my neck wasnt broken and made myself s it up. I dragged myself to a nearby lounge chair and crawled into it and called my wife at work because I dreaded the imagined finality of calling 911 and told her I was badly injured and need an emergency room. Then I staggered, splattering blood everywhere, to the kitchen and got a clean dish towel to press on t he wound before wobbling back to the driveway and into the lounge chair where I proc eeded to drink a can of Pepsi which had somehow appeared in my hand. My wife arrived quickly and rushed me to Nassau Baptist Hospital where CAT scans revealed no severe neck or head injury. My saving angel nurse, Leslie Owens, dosed me with not one but two whopping injections of D ilaudid, which made me comfortably numb and quite jolly while good Dr. Joanna Steele p ut 21 stitches in my noggin as I regaled her with repetitious tales she acknowledged with polite mm-hmms. They sent me home with a severely sprained neck, pain medication and, I believe, orders to comfort myself with cookies and ice cream. Aching fiercely, Ive been stealing hateful g lances at the trash can all morning and plotting my eventual revenge. T alk about taking out the trash. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 7A F RIDAY J UNE 27, 2014 OPINION News-Leader Taking out the trash NATE BEELER/THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER F LORIDA S O LDEST W EEKLY N EWSPAPER E STABLISHEDIN 1 854 The News-Leader is published with pride weekly for the people of Nassau County by Community Newspapers, Inc., Athens, Georgia. We believe that strong newspapers build strong communities Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to the truth, integrity, quality and hard work. F OY R. 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Gen. Odom, a former NSA director, called the Iraq war the greatest strategic disaster in American history, and told the surprised audience that he could not understand why Congr ess had not impeached the pr esi dent for pushing this disaster on the United States. Histor y continues to prove the General s assessment absolutely correct. In September, 2002, arguing against a U.S. attack on Iraq, I said the following on the House Floor: No credible evidence has been produced that Iraq has or is close to having nuclear weapons. No evidence exists to show that Iraq harbors al Qaeda ter rorists. Quite to the contrary, experts on this region recognize Hussein as an enemy of the al Qaeda and a foe to Islamic fundamentalism. Unfortunately, Congress did not listen. As we know, recently the second largest city in Iraq, Mosul, fell to the al Qaeda allied Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS week an al Qaeda that had not been in Iraq befor e our 2003 invasion threatened to move on the capitol, Baghdad, after it easily over-ran tens of thousands of Iraqi military troops. The same foreign policy experts who lied us into the Iraq war are now telling us we must re-invade Iraq to deal with the disaster caused by their invasion! They cannot admit they wer e wr ong about the invasion being a cakewalk that would pay for itself, so they want to blame last week s events on the 2011 US withdrawal from Iraq. But the trouble started with the 2003 invasion itself, not the 2011 troop withdrawal. Anyone who understands cause and effect should understand this. The Obama administration has said no option except for gr ound tr oops is of f the table to help the Iraqi government in this crisis. We should not forget, however, that the administration does not consider Special Forces or the CIA to be boots on the ground. So we may well see Americans fighting in Iraq again. It is also likely that the administration will begin shipping more weapons and other militar y equipment to the Iraqi ar my, in the hopes that they might be able to addr ess the ISIS invasion themselves. After years of U.S. training, costing as much as $20 billion, it is unlike ly the Iraqi army is up to the task. Judging fr om the per for mance of the Iraqi militar y as the ISIS attacked, much of that money was wasted or stolen. A big U.S. government weapons transfer to Iraq will no doubt be favored by the US military-industrial complex, which stands to profit further from the Iraq meltdown. This move will also be favor ed by those in W ashington who realize how politically unpopular a third U.S. invasion of Iraq would be at home, but who want to do something in the face of the crisis. Shipping weapons may be an action short of war, but it usually leads to war. And as we have already seen in Iraq and Syria, very often these weapons fall into the hands of the al-Qaeda we are supposed to be fighting! Because of the gover nment s foolish policy of for eign inter ventionism, the U.S. is faced with two equally stupid choices: either pour in resources to prop up an Iraqi government that is a close ally with Iran, or throw our support in with al-Qaida in Iraq (as we have done in Syria). I say we must follow a third choice: ally with the American people and spend not one more dollar or one more life attempting to remake the Middle East. Haven t we have alr eady done enough damage? Ron Paul is a former Congressman and Presidential candidate. VIEWP OINT / R ON P A UL / F ORMER C ONGRE SSMAN Havent we done enough damage in Iraq? 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C OMMUNITY CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F R IDAY J U NE 2 7, 2014 / N E WS L E ADER 8 A MILITARY NEWS n U.S. Air National Guar d Airman 1st Class Austin T. Knott graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The air man completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in militar y discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits towar d an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air For ce. Knott is the son of Karrie R. and Richard W. Knott of Callahan. He is a 2013 graduate of West Nassau High School, Callahan. n Michael T McCaf fr ey is an Army ROTC cadet involved in Cadet Language and Cultural Immersion T raining their first training deployment as a cadet. After a weeklong training session at Fort Knox, Ky., the selected cadets are deployed to partner nations where they are immersed in the local cultures and languages. The selected cadets will spend three weeks involved in assisting with cur-r ent Ar my missions that range from helping build community projects to teaching English to local children. They are not only getting a immersion in another culture, but ar e also building positive relationships and helping the people of partner nations. McCaf fr ey is currently a student at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va. He is the son of Lisa McCaffrey of Wahiawa, Hawaii, and grandson of Rose Badertscher of Lakeland and Mac McCaf fr ey of Fernandina Beach. McCaf fr ey is a 2012 gradu ate of Centr eville High School, Clifton, Va. CAMPUS NOTES n Mer cer University con ferred bachelors, masters and doctoral degr ees to mor e than 1,900 students r epr esenting all 12 schools and colleges at spring 2014 commencement ceremonies in May. 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Unless you people see signs and wonders, Jesus told him, you will never believe. John 4: 48 If we take the time and effort to look closely, we will realize that miracles are all around us. Almost everything, when viewed properly, is a miracle. Life, the solar system, and matter itself are miraculous. These things are awe-inspiring and defy easy explanations from almost any perspective. From a philosophical point of view it is impossible to answer the question why thereis auniverse in the first place, and once we begin to look at life and the material universe from a scientific perspective we see that it is infinitely complex and always amazing. One doesn't have to be religious to be inspired by the world around us, and many scientists and students of science wax poetic when they begin to grasp the miraculous intricacies of our wondrous universe. Many people think of miracles as God doing something to violate the laws of nature,of God doing tricks for us, as it were. But, God is the very author of the laws of nature, if you want to see the miracle, just look around you. Its in the starry heavens above you, in the sand beneath your feet, and in the beating heart within you, and perhaps most of all in the mass of neurons which is your brain and which allows you to contemplate it all. Christopher Simon Miracles are Everywhere Friends remember an extraordinary ceramic artis JOE WINSTON For the News-Leader T h ere is magic in the hands and of one who takes the substance of the e arth and shapes it into objects of beauty. There is magic in the heart of one who takes what he knows, learns what he doesnt, invents what he needs and freely shares his hard-won knowledge with others. T his is the legacy of Lee Shank. Born in Laurens, Iowa, on Nov. 10, 1938 to O rville Shank and Cecil Weeks, Lee died on June 21 in Jacksonville at the Edgewood nursi ng home. Lee is survived by his wife of 41 years, Dorothy Hutchins of Fernandina Beach. Theirs was a marriage of complete partnership that included the pottery and creative a rts business of Shank and Shank Pottery. Over the past 41 years they attended togetherm ost of the top-rated outdoor art shows from the southern tip of Florida to northern New E ngland and into the middle west. Lee also was a member of the Island Art Association in Fernandina Beach for 30 years. Lee is also survived by sister Melody. Lee graduated from the Laurens High S chool in Iowa, growing up in farm country learning lessons of how to utilize everythinga round him. Nothing was ever to go to waste. In high school, Lee was an outstanding student along with holding down full-time employment. Lee played football and was co-captain of the f ootball team, Football AllC onference Honorable M ention, freshman class vice p resident, junior class p resident, president of the student council, assistant s hop teacher 2,3,4, adult night school teacher, 3,4, and wind tunnel 1st place in the science fair. Lee went on to Iowa Northern University for three years at the teachers college in Cedar Falls. In 1962 he went into the Army as a draftsman and taught pottery and wood shop on the bases he was assigned. Lee always said that he w as the last person to hold the job description of art teacher in the Army. While stationed in W ashington, D.C., he was an assistant to Teruo Hara, teaching at the Corcoran Museum and Art School. He also worked in the studio of Toshiko Takaezu. His passion was working with clay and all of its possibility. In pottery making, invention of new tools and new techniques is a necessity. This is an area that Lee excelled to the point of his being called a Studio Genius. Not just by a few local potters but by nationally acclaimed a rtists and potters. Lee was an extraordinary ceramic artist w ith skills in design and true creativity, said Doug Jones, studio potter. Combined with his d rive and genius for experimentation and invention, Lee was a nationally known potter whose work is on display at museums and gall eries in many parts of the country. He has developed a line of ceramic products that are s old nationwide through pottery suppliers. Jones continuted, There are potters that u se tools and techniques that make the life of studio potters better and have no idea where they came from. That is the way Lee saw his work. Reddick has a history museum. In part of the museum there is the Lee Shank collection. Lee had a pottery studio in Reddick for a few years and was the largest employer in town. When they built the history museum they a sked members of the town to help create the Lee Shank section by loaning personal pottery b y Lee Shank. Lee did workshops in many places around the state but his favorite was the Fernandina Beach High School. Lee Shank is an extraordinary ceramic artist with magnificent skills in design and true creativity, said Howard Axner of Axner Ceramic Supply Co. That, combined with his drive and genius for experimentation and invention, results in ceramic objects of splendid beauty and function. Nothing captures this m ore than his ever-evolving collection. His genius in products that Lee shares with otherc eramic artists that dramatically enhance our creative process, The Grabber Pad, Bead R ollers, Lee Soup (a clay product), and so much more. Axner continued, It has always been a joy w henever Lee dropped by the Axner studios over the past decades. Every time excited to s hare his latest invention and creations. It is an honor to be his associate and friend. There are some people who you feel have done so much for you that you have no way to repay them except to become a better person, and I feel that way about Lee, said John Tilton, ceramic artist. I hope that I have been able to repay his generosity to others. What is life but to Dream and Do and Share? A memorial service will be held in St. Peters Church at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 29. M emorial donations can be sent to: Barnabas in Fernandina Beach; and Potters for Peace, c/o Abby Silver, US Direct or, P.O. Box 2214, Boulder, CO 80306. Joe Winston is an art potter with a home and studio in Fernandina Beach. Lee Shank FASHIONABLE FUNDR AISER T he Newcomers Club of A melia held its fashion show in April during a luncheon at OspreyV illage. Funds raised went to benefit the home less. Fashion show models strike a pose, topr ight. All ar e members of t he Newcomers Club. T o p left, Barby Ramsey and Eleanor Martin share in the fun. Modeling the fashions, at left, fr om left, are Deb Boelkes; Marilyn Mr o zek; Joan Krull; and Nancy Roeser T he Newcomers Club of A melia Island will host its regular monthly coffee on July 10. For information contact Lucy Br y an at (904, or visit www .newcomerso SUBMITTED PHOTOS Recycle old eyeglasses, sunglasses, hearing aids to help needy The Nassau County Volunteer Center, in partnership with the Lions Club of Fernandina Beach, is collecting used and about-to-be discar ded eye glasses, sunglasses and hearing aids for use in developing countries to improve the quality of life. Currently there is an urgent need for these items. Consider dropping off your old glasses or hearing aids at the offices of the Nassau County V olunteer Center at 1303 Jasmine St., Suite 104A. The Nassau County Volunteer Center enlists volunteers to suppor t nonprofit agencies and their work in Nassau County and conducts projects of its own to assist those in need. For information about the V olunteer Center or to volunteer, stop in the office, call 2612771, or email Visit volunteer nassau.or g and on Facebook.


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We compiled the best-ofbest burger recipes and refined to what we think andhope you agree, is the perfect Beach Burger. Main Beach Putt-Putt is located at 6 North FletcherAvenue. Business hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. Phone 261-4443 orvisit theirFacebook pageat putt-putt-of-Fernandina Beach. Main Beach Putt-Putt P P u u t t Y Y o o u u r r B B u u s s i i n n e e s s s s I I n n T T h h e e S S p p o o t t l l i i g g h h t t C C a a l l l l 2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 9 9 6 6 T T o o F F i i n n d d O O u u t t H H o o w w Confidence at post-recession high GAINESVILLE Consumer sentiment among Floridians rose to a postrecession high in June, according to a new University of Florida survey. Because the confidence level has been wavering . for more than a year, we did not expect this jump, said Chris McCarty, director of UFs Survey Research Center in the Bureau of Economic and Business Research. That surprise comes as Florida experiences a slowdown in housing starts and a rise in unemployment. A ll five components comprising the index increased. Survey takers assessment of being financially better off now than a year ago rose to its highest level since the end of the Great Recession. Their expectations of improved personal finances one year from now jumped. Respondents indicated they were also upbeat about the national economy over t he coming year, registering a large rise, and their outlook for the next five years rose as well. Meanwhile, consensus on whether now is a good time to buy big household appliances rose to another post-recession record. Junes burst of optimism was most evident among younger Floridians and those in low-income households. The current personal finances component among households with incomes under $30,000 a year shot up 18 points. T he uptick is puzzling. This demographic is unlikely to benefit from record levels in the stock market and price gains in the housing market that typically affect higher income households, McCarty said. And because of a lingering effect of the Great Recession, there has also been delay in household formation among younger Americans who have h ad difficulty finding well-paying jobs and those saddled with student loans, he said. Something else may explain the optimism, McCarty said. Gas prices have fallen in the past month, but the Iraq crisis could change that trend. The state has also added jobs over the past year, though theyre mostly low-paying ones. Many of them are associated with leisure and hospitality, McCarty said. Those are the kinds that will be filled by people who live in lower income households. Although Floridas increase in consumer confidence is welcomed news, McCarty said, it is worth remembering that at the end of two previous recessions occurring in 1990-91 and 2001, consumer confidence was 89. In contrast, at the end of the Great Recession in June 2 009 the index was 69. e are now five years out from the Great Recession, and consumer confidence stands at 83, McCarty said, but five years after the first two recessions, consumer confidence was at 91 and 93. Clearly something is different about this recovery compared to previous recoveries. M cCarty also noted that five years after the end of the recession in the early 1990s unemployment stood at 5.4 percent, and five years following the recession in the early 2000s it was 3.4 percent. Unemployment today is 6.3 percent after five years. These mediocre indicators are also strange in light of the massive intervent ion by the federal government in the form of bailouts, and by the Federal Reserve in monetary policy, McCarty said. While the Florida economy is certainly stabilizing, it is not exhibiting trends that would indicate great potential for growth, at least through this year Housing prices up J ACKSONVILLE Mays housing sales reports by the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors show higher prices for single-family residential sales. M edian sales price for the month was $159,000, a 2.6 i ncrease over May 2013 and higher than Aprils $154,990 median. Y ear to date, the median sales price is up 3.4 percent. There were 2,044 closed sales, bringing the total sold in 2014 to 9,049, a 2.7 percent increase over t he 8,811 sold year to date in 2013. The number of closed sales thatw ere attributable to lender-mediated properties was 747 (36.5 perc ent), with 1,297 traditional sales making up the bulk of the mix. New listings increased 18.5 percent over a year ago, with 3,215 properties being added to t he market. This boosts inventory of homes for sale to 9,860, 1.1p ercent more than a year ago. The supply of homes for sales n ow stands at 5.1 months, within the balanced market range. Pending sales hit 2,467, which was a 23.1 percent increase over M ay 2013 and 10.8 percent increase year to date. Homes continue to sell at a brisk pace, with the average days on market coming in at 84. 2 014 NEFAR President Linda McMorrow said, We are delighte d that more sellers are entering the market to help accommodate b uyer demand. Especially encouraging news is that only 23.1 percent (2,276y of homes for sale (9,860e lender-mediated properties. F or these and numerous other real estate market statistics, visitw NEFAR is headquartered in J acksonville. 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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, JUNE27, 2014 NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINABEACH, FL ORIDA 10A The Lady Pirate basketball team won its rival game against Yulee 38-23 Saturday at Fernandina Beach High School. Leading the charge for the FBHS Lady Pirates were Julie Fournier and Shanaya Thompson. Fournier hit a key three-pointer to pull away late in the second half, followed by a steal and layup by Thompson to put the game out of reach. The Lady Pirates continued play Monday, falling to district foe Ribault by a score of 3028 in a highly defensive game led by Karri Nantz with 10 points, six rebounds, five blocks and a charge. The Lady Pirates continue their summer by attending a Team Camp at Flagler College this weekend, followed by a game at Camden on July 14 and finishing their season schedule with the second annual Blue-White scrimmage July 17 at 7 p.m. On Friday, July 4, the Vida Race Series sixth annual Independence 5k will take place on the exclusive, award winning Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. A favorite of runners, participants can race, run or walk through the shaded treecanopied resort. Additionally, a one-mile Youth Fun Run will be held immediately after the 5K is finished, so pint-size junior family members can join in the fun. This race is chip timed by Milestone Race Authority. The courses will begin and end at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Racquet Park parking lot, next to the V erandah Restaurant at 6800 First Coast Highway. Check-in and day-of-registration are from 6:45-7:45 a.m. The races begin at 8 a.m. Y outh Fun Run begins at 9 a.m. Awards will be given out to the top overall male and female and the top three male and female winners in fourteen age categories. All kids in the one-mile run get an award for finishing. Pre-register in person or by mail (forms are available at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Health & Fitness Center and the McArthur Family YMCA); or register directly online at Cost is $25 per adult; $15 per child (12 and under). Make checks out to Vida Fitness. Pre-registration closes at 9 a.m. July 3. Day-of registration, checks and cash only will be accepted. All pre-registered participants will receiveSUBMITTED PHOTOSBradley Bunch, left, ran with the American flag last year and took first place in the men's 20-24 age division. Also participat ing last year were Brittany Shook, center, and Christopher Koplowski of Marietta, Ga., right.Kick off July 4 holiday with annual Independence 5K one race T-shirt. A portion of proceeds will stock the shelves of The Barnabas Food Pantry of Nassau County. Sponsors of the Vida Race Series Independence 5K include Vida Fitness, Omni Amelia Island Plantation, The YMCA and Play Gifts 365. For information on the event, call race coordinator Sean Keith at 415-1429 or email him at B ASKETBALLL ady Pirates beat Yulees L ady Hornets On July 1, Cumberland Island National Seashore will begin accepting registrations for the 2014-15 managed hunts. The registration system will open at 8 a.m. July 1 and continue until the quotas have been reached for each hunt. Hunters may participate in four of the five scheduled hunts plus the adult/child hunt. The registration process will be first come first served. The fee is $35 per hunter per hunt except for the adult/child hunt where the fee is $35 per adult/child pair. Payment is r equired at the time of registration. The fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. When a particular hunt quota is full, registration for that hunt will be closed. Hunters can register as individuals or as a group. A group consists of up to five members plus the group lead. Standby hunters are no longer being accepted. An email will confirm your registration. To register, go to and type "Cumberland" in the search box located on the left hand side of the screen under the section entitled "Find Public Forms." From the search results, select "Cumberland Island Managed Hunt" and follow the onscreen instructions to complete registration. T ransportation to Cumberland Island is by passenger ferry or private boat. The passenger ferry departs from the National Park Service dock in St. Marys, Ga. The ferry r eservation number is (877) 860-6787 or (912) 882-4335. Private boaters must check-in at Plum Orchard Hunt Camp. Check-in for each hunt is mandatory and begins Sunday of the hunt from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Plum Orchard Hunt Camp. All hunters are required to present their hunting license and identification. Hunting at Cumberland Island National Seashore is authorized by federal law and occurs in designated Wilderness areas only.Register for annual hunt on Cumberland SO C CER MADE IN AMERICA Amelia Island Y outh Soccer teamed up with Chicago Blast Soccer Club and coaches Aleks Mihailovic and Steven Lennon, far right, for this week's soccer camp, Soccer Made In America, at the fields on Bailey Road in Fernandina Beach. More than 50 kids participated in the camp that r uns through today.PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 11AFRIDAY, JUNE27, 2014 SPORTS News-Leader SPORTS SHORTSP P o o p p W W a a r r n n e e r rFernandina Beach Pop Warner football and cheerleader registration is now open for the 2014 season. Visit for additional information.I I n n d d e e p p e e n n d d e e n n c c e e 5 5 K KOn July 4, the Vida Race Series sixth annual Independence 5K will take place at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. A favorite of runners, participants can race, run or walk through the shaded, tree-canopied resort. Additionally, a one-mile Youth Fun Run will be held immediately after the 5K is finished, so pint-size junior family members can join in the fun. This year’s race will be chip timed. The courses will begin and end at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Racquet Park parking lot, next to the Verandah Restaurant at 6800 First Coast Highway. Check-in and day-of-registration is from 6:45-7:45 a.m. The races begin at 8 a.m. Y outh Fun Run begins at 9 a.m. A wards will be given out to the top overall male and female and the top three male and female winners in 14 age categories. All children in the fun run get an award for finishing. Pre-register by mail (forms can be found on; in person (forms are available at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Health & Fitness Center and the McArthur Family YMCA); or register directly online at Cost is $25 per adult; $15 per child (12 and under). Make checks out to Vida Fitness. Pre-registration closes July 3 at 9 a.m. Day-of registration checks and cash only will be accepted. All pre-registered participants receive a goody bag, which will include one race T-shirt and surprises from race sponsors.F F i i s s h h i i n n g g R R o o d d e e o o A A u u g g . 2 2The 32nd annual Fernandina Beach Fishing Rodeo will be held Aug. 2 at the Fernandina Harbor Marina. There is a kingfish division, inshore/offshore division and kayak division. Fish both the kingfish and inshore/offshore divisions during the Fishing Rodeo. The North Florida Kingfish Championship “Tournament within a Tournament” competition will also be added this year. It will be tied into the kingfish tournaments held in St. Augustine and Jacksonville and the local rodeo as a three-stop tournament “trail” type event. Online registrations are encouraged but checks will also be accepted. Tournament organizers will need 10 days to process a check if it is mailed in, so send them early to receive the early registration fee rate. See the registration instructions at nsfafish. net for more details. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards are accepted. The early entry deadline is July 18. Early entry fees are $350 for kingfish division, $100 apiece for North Florida Kingfish Championship and inshore/offshore divisions; $50 for kayaks. For information on the fishing rodeo, visit or call Tournament Director John Hartrich at 206-0817.A A u u x x i i l l i i a a r r y y m m e e e e t t s sU.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Amelia Island Flotilla 14-1, meets the first Thursday in the Amelia Island Lighthouse Cottage, located on O’Hagan Lane on Lighthouse Circle. Call 2611889 for information.Y Y M M C C A A s s u u m m m m e e r r s s p p o o r r t t s sThe McArthur Family YMCAis registering for Fall volleyball and soccer. Regi-stration runs through Aug. 10 and the season will begin the week of Sept. 2. There are also still spots available in the remaining two specialty camps, junior lifeguard July 7-11 and the basketball and volleyball camp July 28 through Aug. 1. For information, stop by the Welcome Center at the McArthur Family YMCAon Citrona Drive or email F F r r e e e e s s w w i i m m l l e e s s s s o o n n s sThis summer Safe Kids Northeast Florida, led by The Players Center for Child Health at W olfson Children’s Hospital, is offering a limited number of free swim lessons to children four and up whose families might otherwise not be able to provide them this year. Free swim lessons are available to those who qualify in Northeast Florida. Call the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center at 3103358. Children who complete their swim lessons with a participating swim instructor will receive a Safer 3 certificate for a free ice cream cone from McDonald’s. To find a participating swim school, visit V isit or safekids for information. 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.FISH TALES Triston Still, 15, a sophomore at Yulee High School, above, is pictured with a hogfish he speared while free diving in 15-20 feet of water with grandfather Scottie Murray in the Stock Island area in the Florida Keys recently. Robert Jordan, 15, of Atlanta, left, strains to hold up what had the potential of being a Florida state record redfish. Caught at the mouth of the St. Johns River at Mayport, Jordan's guide only had a scale that went up to 40 pounds but he estimated the behemoth at 60 pounds (record is 52). The red was caught on a big minnow on the bottom and released.SUBMITTED PHOTOS




CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F RIDAY J UNE 27 2014 N EWS -L EADER / F ERNANDINA B EACH F LORIDA B WILD PHOTOS EXHIBIT The winning photographs from the sixth annual Wild Amelia NatureP hotography Contest will be exhibited at the Fort Clinch Visitor Center, with a reception for the photographers and the public at the Visitor Center of Fort Clinch State Park from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight. The Amelia River Ramblers will offer a concert on the patio of the center. Bring chairs to enjoy the folk/bluegrass music. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free; there is no charge to enter the park. Visit THEATER FOR KIDS Fernandina Little Theatre announces Theater for Kids, tonight and June 28 at FLT, 1014 Beech St. Int ended for children ag e s 3-6, the pr o gram includes two (veryt playlets a bout bein g friendly with others. P erformances are tonight and June 28 at 7 p .m. and 10:30 a.m. June 28. Tickets are $1 and available at UPS S tore in the island Publix shopping center or at the door. For information visit O FF & O N T HE I SLAND S ETTLEMENT ANNOUNCED IN N AZIART L OOTINGCASE PAGE 4 B SYNCHRONIZATION BY JENNY ALVARADO Festival, music and fireworks on July 4th K K i ck off your 4th of July with the Freedom Festival at Main Beach from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., hosted by the city of Fernandina Beach. There will be food trucks, arts and crafts, service vehicle display, unlimited water slide rides for $10, live music including Island Vibe and Jennifer Burns, a Kids Zone and water games. From 6-8 p.m. that day, Sounds on Centre, p resented by the Historic Fernandina Business Association, will feature Island Vibe with a special patriotic salute. Island Vibe, a recently formed group based in the Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach area, is composed of five seasoned musicians, with three distinctive lead vocalists and occasional five-part harmonies. Their repertoire covers tunes from the past 10 decades, including timeless classics by Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Dolly Parton, Ray Charles, Bob Seger, Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd,J ohn Denver, Lionel Richie, The Eagles, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Billy Joel, L eeanne Womack and Jason Mraz. Sounds on Centre is a free event for the e ntire family, on Centre between Front and Second streets. T-shirts will be available for purchase. Raffle drawings will be held throughout the event with prizes donated by local businesses. All proceeds go to advertising ef forts of the organization. Enjoy the Nassau County Community Band in front of the former train depot, 102 Centre St., from 8-9 p.m., followed by a firew orks display at the waterfront. Call 238-1849, e mail or v isit SUBMITTED Island Vibe Philippe Boets, bass/vocals; Han Ramakers, lead guitar/vocals; Kim Crutchfield, guitar/vocals; Loren Lum, drums/percussion and vocals; and Ronnie Stoots, keyboard and songwriter will perform a t the July 4th Sounds on Centre. 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 chara cters and great entertainment as you ride through scenic woodlandsa nd marshlands. Trains leave from Theater by the Trax, 1000 Osborne S t., 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 a t or call (912 A A m m e e r r i i c c a a n n a a c c o o n n c c e e r r t t The Cummer Museum of Art and G ardens, 829 Riverside Ave., J acksonville, will host an Americana c oncert in the gardens on June 28 from 7-9 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m. The concert will feature musical performances from Jacksonville favorites Canary in the Coalmine, Four Families and Jacksonville Old Time Jam. F ee is $20 members and $25 nonm embers, or a table of 10 for $400. IAAvolunteer Marlene Strobach with her 2014 A r t ist of t he Year a ward from the association. SUBMITTED IA A nam e s A r tist of Year D AWNA MOORE For the News-Leader The Ar tist of the Y e ar awar d is designed to annually recognize an Island Art Association member who has made notable contributions to the ar ts and ar tists as well as the development a nd better ment of the organization. T he awar d was named in 2009 in h onor of Melba Craven, a longtime member of the association. Past recipients ar e Emylee McBr e arty in 2010; Georganna Mullis in 2011; Denise M urphy in 2012; and Lynette Holmes in 2 013. T his year the IAA honors an unsung hero who has devoted herself to a variety of Ar t Association inter e sts and shows a genuine inter est in pr o moting the gallery. As a member of the Nouveau Ar t committee, she leads the way for hanging art entries as well as h elping with receptions. As a member of More fun on the Fourth F OURTH Continued on 4B ART Continued on 4B


2B F RIDAY J UNE 27, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK SPECIAL EVENTS Amelia Community Theatre, 207 Cedar St., presents The Foreigner Secrets and disguises have p owerful and hilarious results in this farce that continues at8 p.m. tonight and June 28. Adult tickets are $20; student tickets through college are $10 and are available at or by calling 261-6749. T he VFW Post 4351 will host a Shrimp Scampi Dinner at 5:30 p.m. tonight for a $10 donation. Dinner will include shrimp over pasta with a salad. Karaoke to follow at 7 p.m. For information call 4328791. T he Hemmings Motor News 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 hours. The event is in conjunction with t he Historic Springfield Main Street Cruise, a classic car cruise in that draws hundreds of cars downtown every fourth Saturday of the month. T he Great Race spans m ore than 2,000 miles each y ear. See the pre-1972 cars and trucks, which are battling for $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 t he public. Visit w Join The Book Loft in welcoming author Mary Alice Monroe for a reading, discussion and book signing at 4 p.m. July 1. Monroe i s the N ew Y ork T imes b est s elling author of 16 novels, t wo childrens books and nonfiction. The Book Loft event will feature The Summer W ind, the second book in Monroes Lowcountry Summer Trilogy. Following the The Summer Girls, the story r evolves around a family of t hree estranged half-sisters a nd their grandmother as the four reconnect at the family home on Sullivans Island, S.C. The event is by reservation only. Call 261-8991 or drop by the store at 214 Centre St.,F ernandina Beach, to reserve y our seat. Space is limited. Join Nassau Health Foods on July 7 from 4-6 p.m. for an interactive, demonstration cooking classes at The Mustard Seed Caf, located inside the store, that will make studentsf eel like theyre in a live cooki ng show. Learn, taste and take home the recipes. Chef Bill Thompson of the Amelia Island Culinary Academy will demonstrate modern Middle Eastern cook ing, including Organic Carrot Humus with Dukah Spiced Whole Wheat Pita, Baby Kale and W atercress Salad with P omegranate Vinaigrette, and Crispy Fried Chickpeas with M int and Preserved Organic Lemons. Fee is $35. Prepay with cash/checks at the store in advance to hold your spot. Fernandina Little Theatre a nnounces the start-up of The Poetry Canteen, a m onthly gathering of people who love poetry and want to share and learn in a relaxed environment. The initial gathering is set for July 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at FLT, 1014 Beech St., with future meetings on the second Tuesday of each month. P lease bring a poem to share: one that speaks to you or one you have written. Selections should not exceed five minutes. Further discussion is optional and will be directed by the interests of the attendees; Marilyn Wesley and Nola Perez are the facilit ators. This is a gathering to celebrate the joys and possibilities of poetry, in a positive and casual setting. Light refreshments will be available. For information about FLT a ctivities or events visit The Newcomers Club of Amelia Island will host its m onthly coffee on July 10. W omen interested in joining t he club and who reside in N assau County (no matter h ow long they have lived here) are welcome to attend. For further information contact Lucy Bryan at (904 19 or, or visitw ww.newcomersofamelia i T he Amelia Island M useum of History pres ents its fifth annual Community Appreciation Day on July 12. Enjoy the lazy days of summer bounc ing around in a free bounce house, listening to free livem usic, eating delicious free f ood, playing free games, m aking free crafts, winning free prizes and transforming your face into a work of art for free. All activities begin Saturday, July 12 at 10 a.m. and last until 2 p.m. and freea dmission to the Amelia I sland Museum of History f rom 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information about this program email Charity Robles at charity@ameliamu or visit J oin the Amelia Island M useum of History for its n ext 3rd on 3rd St Presentation on July 20 at 6 p.m. Special guests Billy Burbank and Nick Deonas will discuss growing up in Fernandina, and reminisce about the lega cies and contributions of their respective families to local h istory. B illy Burbank III is owner of Burbank Sports Nets. His family has been fishing and making nets in Fernandina since the early 20th century, and today they supply nets to s ports facilities and shrimpers all over the world. Nick Deonas is the son of Jimmy Deonas and the grands on of Mike Tiliakos, Greek b oat builders who helped e stablish the tradition of world-class boatbuilding in Fernandina. This program is free for members, with a suggestedd onation of $5 for nonmembers. Seating is first-come, f irst-served. For information contact Gray at 261-7378, e xt. 102, or gray@amelia THEATER If you would like to learn about volunteer opportunities at Amelia Community Theatre, you are invited to a ttend an introductory m eeting at 10 a.m. on June 2 8 i n the main stage lobby, 207 Cedar St. Learn about backstage production posi tions with set construction, props, tech or costumes or front of house jobs such as ushering. F or more information, call t he theater at 261-6749 or e mail Amelia Community Theatre will hold auditions for the musical Hair from 1-3 p.m. on June 28 in the main stage theater at 207 Cedar St. Lee Hamby will direct, with performancesS ept. 19, 20 and 21. There will be two performances on Sept. 20. 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 provided. No ac appella or karaoke track a uditions will be accepted. All roles are open; ACTis looking for a culturally and physically diverse tribe. For more information, email the director at Callahan Area Show Theatre will perform Murder In the Air A Murder Mystery Dinner Show tonight 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. Amelia Musical Playhouse presents The Sound of Music" July 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26 at 7:30 p.m. and July 13 and 20 at 2:30 p.m. This familyfriendly show you love features local talent and live music from a 9-piece orches tra. The children's roles are double cast so if you are going to see a specific student, please talk to them to find out their specific performance dates. Tickets are $20 adults and $15 students and avail able at ameliamusicalplay through Brown Paper Tickets, or at the AMP box of fice each morning and evening. Box office tickets cash or check please. Or, call 277-3455, leave a message and someone will return your call. The theater is located at 1955 Island W alk Way, Fernandina Beach. Email An exhibit of local artwork will be displayed at Amelia Musical Playhouse during the performances of "The Sound of Music" in July Artists interested in having their work dis played can email Jill Dillingham at 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 Shorts, 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 T our 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 culinary-science antics to the stage. The show is a blend of live onstage cooking, stand up com edy, food experimentation, talk show antics, multimedia lecture and for the first time, live music. Call the ticket office at (904TS. Alhambra Theatre & Dining presents the Tony A ward-winning Shrek the Musical as its 2014 summer 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 of fice at (904 or visit 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 American Legion Post 174 will host Jazz under the Stars tonight at the Post 174 lot on the corner of 12th and Beech streets. The c ommunity is invited to come and share in a night of jazz, food and fun starting at 8 p.m. R efreshments will be for sale. Z Z o o o o c c o o n n c c e e r r t t s s Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens announces its Groove at the Zoo summer concert series on the zoos Great Lawn in June, July and August, featuring an array of m usic, food and activities. The first concert is June 28 with a string q uartet from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with S tingray Bay and Giraffe Overlook free of charge. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and will feature a variety of classical movements and fan favorites including At the Zoo by Simon & Garfunkel. During intermission g uests will have the opportunity to meet the performers as well. Tickets are $20 for memb ers and $25 for nonmembers. Call (904 757-4463, ext. 200. B ring blankets or chairs and a picnic or purchase a French-style picnic basket for $15.95 each. Baskets must be ordered in advance. There will also be a cash bar for wine and beer with valid ID. Visit www.jacks J J a a z z z z a a t t t t h h e e b b e e a a c c h h The American Beach Property Owners Association will sponsor their last Summer Jazz Series of the year on Aug. 2 from 4-7 p .m. at Burney Park at American Beach. S mooth jazz saxophonist Pierre Kendrick will p erform. Bring your lawn chairs and come hungry and ready to relax and enjoy the music and atmosphere. Kendrick has performed all over the United States and abroad. For information email R R o o c c k k a a n n d d b b l l u u e e s s T he Florida Theatre in downtown J acksonville presents the Third Annual Rock N Blues Fest Tour on Aug. 14 at 8 p.m. This year 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 T heatre ticket Office, located at 128 East F orsyth St. in downtown Jacksonville, 9043 55-AR T S (2787 S S h h e e r r y y l l C C r r o o w w From humble beginnings as a jingle and back-up singer, Sheryl Crow has reached the pinnacle of professional solo success. The artist will play The Florida Theatre inJ acksonville on Sept. 14. Her debut album, t he 7-time platinum T uesday Night Music C lub, hit No. 3 and earned three Grammys for the classic All I Wanna Do. The album also featured Strong Enough, Cant Cry Anymore, and Leaving Las Vegas. Visit or call 855-502-3520 for information. C C o o u u n n t t r r y y j j a a m m B ackwoods Country Jam will be held S ept. 27 at the Callahan Speedway head lined by Justin Moore, ACM 2014 New Country Artist of the Year, with Jason Michael Carroll, Jon Langston, Amber DeLaCruz and more. Backwoods Country Jam and its team members will help nonprofits in North Florida and South Georgia fundraise through tickets ales and involvement in the event. G ates open at 3:30 p.m. Moore takes the s tage at 9:30 p.m. T he will be food, merchandise and drinks. Tickets are $40 at, Gone Gorgeous (Y ulee) and Tastys (Fernandina at July 1-3 (presale then July 14 or call (904 S S u u s s a a n n B B o o y y l l e e c c o o n n c c e e r r t t Grammy nominated singing sensation Susan Boyle is embarking on her first U.S. tour in October, with a stop at Jacksonvilles Times-Union Centers Moran Theater on Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Call 1-888-860-BWAYor visit www 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 The Y ulee Dulcimers meet the second Saturday of each month at New Vision 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 copies of your favorite music to share. Beginners welcome. For more information call 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. It welcomes all interested persons to join them for rehearsals at 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Yulee Middle School band room, 85439 Miner Road. Email info@nassaucommunity, call band President Chuck Belinski at 277-1257 or search Nassau Community Band on Facebook. M M u u s s i i c c c c r r u u i i s s e e s s Amelia River CruisesAdult BYOB Twilight Tours are held Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $29 per person at 1 North Front S t., Fernandina Beach, or call 261-9972 or book online at C C a a s s e e y y s s B B a a r r C aseys Bar, 852426 US 17, Yulee. Call 225-2000. T T h h e e C C o o u u r r t t y y a a r r d d The Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Centre S t., John Springer on the piano ThursdaySaturday from 6:30-10 p.m. Call 432-7086. J oin them on Facebook at courtyardpubandeats for information on special events i ncluding appearances by The Usual Suspects with Pam and Davis Turner on Sunday afternoons. You never know who may show up and join in the fun. D D a a v v i i d d s s Davids Restaurant and Lounge, 802 Ash S t., presents Aaron Bing Friday and Saturday nights. Call 904-310-6049. F F l l o o r r i i d d a a H H o o u u s s e e Florida House Inn, 22 S. Third St., hosts Open Mike Night each Thursday from 7:30-10:30 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 4 12-7665. 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., prese nts Vinyl Record Night every Tuesday from 7-11 p.m. Listen to LPs played on high-end turntables, talk about the medium and purchase albums. Disc jockeys JG World and Jim play an eclectic mix from their personal collection 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 H ammerhead Beach Bar, 2045 S. Fletcher 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 Giddonsa nd Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday n ight at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. D ress is casual. For information call Holmes at 556-6772. P P a a b b l l o o s s Pablos, 12 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach, hosts a jazz jam from 7-10 p.m. the first W ednesday of each month. Musicians m ay sit in for one song or the whole night. J oin the mailing list by emailing beechflye P P a a l l a a c c e e S S a a l l o o o o n n The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St., presents live music. Call 491-8999 or email Join them on 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 T hursday through Sunday. Call 277-3811, or visit The Salty Pelican Bar and Grill on Facebook. S S a a n n d d y y B B o o t t t t o o m m s s Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910 Atlantic A ve., the Macy s from 6-9 p.m. live i nside W ednesdays; and line dancing classes with Kathy Ball inside from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. Visit S S e e a a b b r r e e e e z z e e Seabreeze Sports Bar, in the Days Inn on Sadler Road, live music. S S h h e e f f f f i i e e l l d d s s Sheffields at The Palace, 117 Centre St., presents late night dance mixes on Fridays with DJ Refresh and Saturdays with DJ 007, and Ladies Night with Gary Ross from 6-10 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 491-8999 or email Join them on Facebook or visit S S l l i i d d e e r r s s Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher A ve., live music in the tiki bar 6-10 p.m. nightly and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, reggae W ednesdays with Pili Pili; The Macy s in the lounge Friday and Saturdays 6-10 p.m.; shag dancing Sundays from 4-7 p.m.; music nightly 9 p.m.-1 a.m. in the Breakers Lounge. Call 277-6652. Visit Join Sliders on Facebook and Twitter. T T h h e e S S u u r r f f The Surf Restaurant & Bar 3199 S. Fletcher A ve., presents DJ Roc on the deck Wednesdays at 6 p.m., Richard Smith Fridays at 6 p.m. and the Honey Badgers Saturdays at 6 p.m. Call 261-5711 or email Join them on Facebook or visit Submit items and updates for this calen dar to Assistant Editor Sin Per ry at sperry@ MUSIC NOTES Fill in the squares so that each row, column and 3-by-3 box c ont ain the numbers 1 through 9. Solution will appear in the Wednesday B-section. Wednesday, June 25 Solution O UTAND A BOUT A rts Alive Nassau is excited to report it plans to start a guitar program at Yulee Elementary in September as part of its after-school offerings. To do so, they need donations of acoustic guitars. Perhaps you purchased o ne with the idea of taking lessons or learning to play and never got around to it. If you have an acoustic guitar and would be willing to donate it to Arts Alive Nassau, they would be most appreciative. Contact them at info@artsalivenass or 225-0575 during business hours. By donating, you give a young child the opportunity to learn to make music. Guitars needed for afterschool program


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK R ELIGION 3B F R IDAY J U NE 27, 2014/News-Leader S aturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm Saturday Vigil Mass 7 pm Spanish Mass Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church Sunday Masses 8:00 am 10:00 pm 12:00 pm (noon Daily Mass 8:30am Mon, Wed,Thurs & Fri. 6 pm Tues Holy Day Masses Vigil 6 pm; Holy Day-8:30 am,6 pm Confessions: Saturday 3 pm 3:45 pm or by appt 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 KwiatkowskiW Y BC Doug Sides, Senior Pastor Morning Services 8:15 and 11:00 am S unday School 9:45 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm W ednesday 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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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 BUCCANEERTRAILC orner of Buccaneer Tr. & Gerbing Road, Fernandina BchFor More Information Call: 261-8527 A dvertiseYour ChurchHere!Toadvertiseinthe ChurchDirectory; calltheNews-Leaderat261-3696 Sunday School . . . . . . .10am Sunday Morning Service . . .11am Sunday Evening Service . . . .6pm Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer..7pmPastor Adolfo Del Rio 820 S. 14th Street, F.B.BBCFB.COM (904Independent; Fundamental; Traditional HymnsBible Baptist ChurchA dvertiseYour ChurchHere!Toadvertiseinthe ChurchDirectory; calltheNews-Leaderat261-3696Sunday Services 9:15 & 11:15 a.m.Pastor Ted SchroderAmelia Plantation Chapel36 Bowman Road Long flights, gentle reminders When I saw them coming, part of me considered tactfully moving. Though one of the children reminded me of m y cute grandson, I was exhausted and not sure I was u p for all the activity. With just one more flight in front of me, I breathed deep, smiled big and did what I could to welcome them into the section of vacant seats where I was waiting. By the t ime the man, the woman and their three small energ etic boys had plopped themselves down in front of me, I had braced myself for the added noise. I later learned, had I moved, I would have missed out on an important reminder from the Lord. Last Thursday I returned home from Africa. As r ewarding as such trips are, coming home is always a welcomed experience. For m e, the desire to see my fami ly, and to sleep in my own b ed, has always helped me to endure the long trips back. O n this particular return, things seemed longer than usual. My day had begun at 5 a.m. in a small town in weste rn Kenya. After a full day of m inistry and a four-hour d rive through the Rift Valley, m y travels home had just b egun. Two and half hours in the Nairobi airport; nine hours in the air to London; a four-hour layover in London; almost 10 hours fr om ther e to Miami; by the time I d ropped my backpack on the g round at my final flights d eparture gate, I was cooked. When the couple with thr e e little boys showed up, it was clear we all had something in common. s been quite a day , the mom said as she unbuckled t he littlest one from his s troller. Im sure it has, I s miled back. Where are you c oming fr o m, I asked. London, she said as the lit tle guy climbed up on the airpor t seat and dumped all his M&M s on the gr ound. Though I was tempted to tell her where my trip had begun, the more I watched her, the less m y story seemed to m atter. By the time they began boarding the aircraft and the little guy s pilled water on all t heir boarding passes, any trace of my own self-pity had long since left the building. I shook my head one final time as the littlest one crawled on the floor under the ticket gate as the mom tried to unstick the boarding p asses one from the other. In spite of the fact that I ended up having to sit on t hat airplane an extra 45 minu tes due to severe weather in M iami, my attitude had nowhere to go but to be t hankful. The thought of having to keep up with those thr ee little guys on that last airplane made my wait seem like a Caribbean vacation. I dont know how it is for y ou, but as soon as I think I ve got it hard, God plops s omeone down in front of me w ho has it worse. You would think just coming back from where I was in Africa that message would have been fr eshly tattooed on my hear t. Nonetheless, as I learned, it d oesnt take long to forget. T hough its clear we all h ave our challenges, its also clear we have a ton of stuff to be thankful for In the end, I thank God for His gentle reminders. Not only did He get me home, but He got me her e with an extr emely g rateful heart. Enter into His gates with t hanksgiving, and into His c our t s with praise: be thank ful unto Him, and bless His name. (Psalm 100:4 Rober t L. Goyette is pastor of Living W aters W orld Outr each Center RELIGION NOTES S S u u p p p p l l i i e e s s n n e e e e d d e e d d The end of the month is in sight and peoples food stamps have run out. The Salvation Army Hope House needs just a bout everything. Some ideas are: 1) Peanut butter & jelly 2) Breakfast items breakfast bars, oatmeal, grits, cereal 3) Canned soup condensed and ready-toe at 4) Rice, stuffing, instant potatoes 5) Canned vegetables especially corn, beans and peas 5) Dried beans and peas 6) Boxed meals, ramen noodles, spaghetti and sauce 7) Canned meats 8) D ishwashing liquid 9) Towels 10) Small mens clothing. Please bring your donat ions to 410 S. Ninth St. N N i i g g h h t t o o f f p p r r a a i i s s e e The community of Nassau will come together for a Night of Praise at 7:30 p.m. tonight at historic Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Nassauville. The public is i nvited to attend. The Rev. Jackie L. Hooper, Sr. is program sponsor and L aura Rhodes is church coordinator. Speaker will be the Rev. Walter M. Scott, J r., pastor of Friendship MBC in Waycross, Ga. C C a a r r w w a a s s h h & & y y a a r r d d s s a a l l e e F ive Points Baptist Church will host a Youth Camp Fundraiser Yard Sale/Car Wash on June 28 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at 736 Bonnieview Road, Fernandina Beach. For information call the church at 261-4615. P P a a t t r r i i o o t t i i c c s s o o n n g g s s P rince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2 600 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach will host a Patriotic Song & Hymn Sing Along, with potluck and hotdogs on the grill on June 29 at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome to join this patriotic celebration and fellowship time. For information contact the church at 261-6306. F F r r a a n n k k l l i i n n t t o o w w n n c c e e l l e e b b r r a a t t i i o o n n H istoric Franklintown United M ethodist Church will celebrate its 126th church anniversary and Pastor A v is Smith s fifth anniversar y with Franklintown on June 29. This will also be Smiths final worship service as she has been assigned to pastor another church in the United MethodistC onference. Pastor Tiffany McCall of J acksonville will take the r eins beginning J uly 1. The anniversary program starts at 11 a.m. Speaker will be the Rev Dr Gar y Thomas, Greater Antioch Church, Jacksonville. The inspirational theme is: Building Blocks for the Future: Faith, Hope and Charity. The American Beach community is invited to fellowship and tob id far ewell to Smith for five wonderful y ears of service to the community. The c hurch is located on American Beach at 1415 Lewis St. A dinner will follow the s ervice. Call 277-2726. F F a a i i t t h h S S h h a a p p e e s s How does faith take shape in a person o r a community? How do we come to be the people of faith that we are? What is the role of our culture, language and customs in the development of our religious consciousness? These questions and m ore will be explored in a six-week summer series on Sundays at 10 a.m. at NewV ision Congregational Church, UCC, at 96072 Chester Road in Yulee. O n June 29 the topic is Sin and Reconciliation, exploring how the understanding of our humanity and how we experience the tension between good and evil shape our understanding of God. A nd vice-versa how our beliefs about God shape how we view and respond tog ood and evil. The guide is Billy Thomas, counselor coordinator at F lorida State College at Jacksonville and founder and coordinator at Amelia Karma Kagyu Study Group and Meditation Center in Yulee. Visit www.NewVisionCongregationalChurch.o rg, find them on Facebook or contact the Rev. Mary Kendrick Moore at 238-1822. 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 Read, ponder, question and discuss G ods Words of Life, as the Salvation A rmy Hope House resumes its journey t hrough the Gospel of John in Chapter 2 on July 1 at noon. For more information, call 321-0435 or stop by the Hope House, 410 S. Ninth St. S S u u m m m m e e r r s s e e r r i i e e s s The local Unitarian Universalist cong regation has a special series of services p lanned for July and August. All pr esent ations take place at the Island Art Association, 18 N. Second St., each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The series star ts July 6 with the Rev Dr. Gaye Ortiz leading the service. It will continue with minister-led services alternating with explorations into the bookL iving Deeply: The Art and Science of T ransformation in Everyday Life. F or information email eastnassau@ J J e e h h o o v v a a h h s s c c o o n n v v e e n n t t i i o o n n Jehovahs Witnesses invite their neighbors to attend the annual conven tions at the Veterans Memorial Arena J uly 4-6 and July 18-20. The theme this y ear is Keep Seeking First God s K ingdom! The first event begins July 4 at 9:20 a.m. Ther e is no admission fee. Conventions of Jehovah s Witnesses are supported entirely by voluntary donations. In addition, delegates will gather o n July 3 to clean and make minor repairs to the facility in preparation for w hat is viewed as a most sacred event. Visit s/conventions/ for details. P P r r a a y y e e r r b b r r e e a a k k f f a a s s t t The Deaconess Auxiliary of First Baptist Church of Yulee, the Rev. William Goode Jr., pastor, will sponsor a Fellowship Prayer Breakfast at 9 a.m. J uly 19. Everyone is invited to come and fellowship. For information, contact Sis.N ancy Johnson at 225-5570 or Sis. Laura Rhodes at 225-5226. 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 fourth Sunday of the month at the American Beach Commun ity Center, 1600 Julia St. on Amelia Island. Unity Isle of Light is a start-ups piritual community on Amelia Island with a positive, practical and progressive a pproach to Christianity. All are invited and children are welcomed. To learn more about Unity Isle of Light contact Marcia Brown at 415-0822. 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 study 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 summer t ime schedule is Sundays, 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist; 9:15 a.m. breakfast; and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist. The second Sunday of each month at 6 p.m., Holy Eucharist is held at Main Beach. The f ourth Sunday of the month features a C eltic ser vice at 6 p.m. at the church, 8 01 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. 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 ser vice with free breakfast offers food for the body and the soul at 8:30 a.m. every Sunday at The Barn in Yulee, 850918 US 17, oneb lock north of A1A at the corner of P ages Dair y Road. Call 477-7268. 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 Dr o p in Center is looking for vol unteers for T uesdays and W e dnesdays (9 a.m.-1 p.m.). The center serves people experiencing homelessness and those at high risk for homelessness. Servicesi nclude showers and laundry facilities, a m ailing addr ess, phone and computer u se, and assistance in acquiring needed documents and referrals. The center is at the Fer n andina Beach Chur c h of Christ at 14th and Jasmine str eets. To volunteer or request further information, contact Ellen Miller at 556-2810. PULPIT NOTES Pastor R ob Goyette VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS S S o o l l i i d d R R o o c c k k S olid Rock Church of God by Faith, 86138 P alm T ree Drive, Yulee, will host its Vacation B ible School week July 7-11 from, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and a closing pr o gram on Sunday, July 13. The theme will be W e ir d Animals, wher e 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, unfor-g ettable time. All ages are welcome. For transportation or mor e infor mation, call Sister Jeannette White at 703-7334. Y Y u u l l e e e e U U n n i i t t e e d d Y ulee United Methodist Church announces i ts V acation Bible School Faith Under C onstruction will take place from 6-8 p.m. July 7-11 for students in pr e K-sixth grade. Call to r e gister with your child s name, age and phone number at 225-5381. N N e e w w L L i i f f e e New Life Baptist Church is registering for Vacation Bible School. The theme is ArrowI sland, Choosing Gods Way, with classes for ages K4-K5, first-third grades and fourth-sixth grades. VBS is July 7-11 fr o m 6-8:30 p.m. Contact the church office at 261-4818 to regist er. If there is no answer, leave a message. New Life Baptist Church is located at 464069 SR 200, Yulee, near the Walmart Supercenter. 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! It s time for VBS at Memorial United Methodist Church, 601 Centre St., downtown Fernandina, July 14-18 fr om 8:30 a.m.-noon. All rising kinder garteners through rising sixth graders are welcome to attend 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 S t. Peters Episcopal Church invites all child r en to gear up at Workshop of Wonders: I magine and Build with God Vacation Bible School. Explor e and experience how the ordinar y becomes extraor dinar y with God. The fun begins July 21 and ends July 25, fr om 9 a.m. to noon each day at 801 Atlantic Ave. The adventure includes music, interactive Bible fun, super science, crafts, hands-on mission work, delicious snacks, great games and more.T o be a part of the excitement at Workshop of Wonders, call Gaye Pappas at 261-4293 or visit https://2014.cokesbur y copalchurch to register online.


4B F RIDAY J UNE 27, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK G uests provide their own seating, unless purchasing the table of 10. Reservations are required. Call (904 P P a a t t r r i i o o t t i i c c s s o o n n g g s s Prince of Peace Lutheran C hurch, 2600 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach will host a Patriotic Song & Hymn Sing Along, with potluck and hotdogs on the grill on June 29 at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome to join this patriotic celebration and fellowship time. For information contact the church at 2 61-6306. R R e e p p u u b b l l i i c c a a n n p p a a r r t t y y All Republican families are invited to attend the Westside Republican Clubs Independence Day Celebration on July 1 at 7 p.m. at the Hilliard Community Center. State R ep. Janet Adkins will present the State of the State and h er daughter, Emily Adkins, will present on the 4th of July and the celebration of Americas freedom. Enjoy fellowship, food and fun and get your picture taken with the Republican elephant. V V e e t t e e r r a a n n s s r r e e m m e e m m b b e e r r e e d d T he Amelia Island M useum of History invites y ou to its next Brown Bag L unch on July 2 at noon. John M artin from the Nassau County Veterans Service Of f ice will discuss Veterans of Nassau County. Join they museum as they discuss the brave men and women from our area who have served in t he armed forces. This prog ram is fr e e and open to the p ublic. Seating is first-come, first-served. For information contact Gray at 261-7378, ext. 102, or C C e e l l e e b b r r a a t t e e A A m m e e r r i i c c a a T ickets are on sale for C elebrate America, a concer t with the Crescendo Amelia Big Band at 7 p.m. on July 3 at Amelia Community Theatr s Main Stage Auditorium, 207 Cedar St. Its a family friendly concert of patriotic musicw ith a jazzy big band flair. T ickets are $25 for adults and $ 10 for students and available at ameliacommunitytheatre. org or by calling 261-6749. T T h h e e R R i i t t z z C elebrate Independence D ay at The Ritz-Carlton, A melia Island with a barbecue on the Ocean Front Lawn featuring a buffet including, seafood, barbecue favorites, sides and desserts. Participate in games and enjoy live music in the evening, followed by fireworks at nightfall. Tickets are $ 25 for children and $93 for adults. For details and reservations, call 277-1100 or visit 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 I ndependence weekend celebration July 4-6 with fun for a ll. Weekend options include the Freedom Fest in Canopy Park, with yard games and family activities, as well as the Boardwalk Bash and the Steak Out at the Shops event, both located at the Shops of O mni Amelia Island Plantation. For information v isit 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 The city of Jacksonville, in partnership with The Jacksonville Landing and P yro Shows, presents Summer of Lights. T he series will light up the n ight sky over the St. Johns R iver as residents and visitors a re invited to enjoy a firew orks spectacular on July 4 a nd Aug. 2. E ach show will begin around 9:45 p.m. from two bar g es on the St. Johns River one in front of the Jacksonville Landing and the other east of the Main Street Bridge. V iew the shows along the N or t hbank Riverwalk and at F riendship Fountain Park on the Southbank. For infor mation visit jax and jackson 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 Garrison will be h eld at For t Clinch State Park July 5-6. See how the soldiers lived during the Civil War. Activities may include powder ar tiller y demonstrations, medical demonstrations and soldier drills. Additionally, sol-d iers and civilians offer a g limpse into garrison life by t aking up duty in the laundr y infirmary, barracks and kitchen. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Satur day and 9 a.m.-noon Sunday Call 277-7274 or visit www .floridastateparks.or g/for tclinch. ART WORKS FOURTH Continued from 1B t he Judging Committee for the Shrimp Festival, she helps coordinate the set-up and display of ar t selected by the judges. Most impor tantly, she has been gallery sub-chair of Outside Exhibits, working with community leaders to exhibit in public venues. She helped cr e ate and has implemented the exhibits at the First Coast Community Bank for the past 12 years. It has been one of the IAAs more successful ventures due toh er expert guidance and efforts. S he has coordinated multiple v enues including the Chamber of C ommer c e, Council on Aging, and mor e r e cently Baptist Medical Center Nassau and Seaside Amelia Inn. She has encouraged many ar tists to show their work, thus opening doors for them in their own creative development. Artists and the community both, have benefit ed from these opportunities. An a ccomplished artist, she has generated i ncome for the gallery over the years. H er co-workers say she is helpful, e asy to work with and has a can do attitude. Because of her efforts and contributions to the ar ts and ar tists, the IAA members thank her and applaud 2014 Artist of the Year Marlene Strobach. ARTIST Continued from 1B Cummer settles Nazi-looting claim JACKSONVILLE Nearly 70 years after the end of World War II, the art world still is reeling from the effects of Nazi looting of artworks and other cultural propert y. The Cummer Museum of Art & G ardens is proud to announce the amicable resolution of a claim regarding Nazi-era l ooting of a painting purchased by the museum in 1962. In 2012, The Cummer received notice from the heir of noted Jewish art dealer, Jacques Goudstikker, regarding a claim to a still life painting by a rtist Jacques de Claeuw (Dutch, active 1642-1676). After extensive research, b oth parties are pleased to announce a settlement in the case, which will result int he painting, Vanitas, remaining in Jacksonville. M useum Director Hope McMath stated, It is with great pleasure that The Cummer announces this amicable settlement. We are delighted that, thanks to the generosity of Goudstikkers family, this i mportant painting will stay at The Cummer I n May 1940, Goudstikker, one of the foremost Old Master paintings dealers in t he Netherlands, fled with his family by sea in advance of the Nazi invasion. Tragically, Goudstikker died in an accident on board ship, but his family reached safety, maintaining possession of an inventory log that n oted most of the nearly 1,400 artworks he had left behind. R eichsmarschall Hermann Gring, a leading member of the Nazi party, looted the Goudstikker gallery holdings within w eeks of the family fleeing. Extensive docu mentation exists tracing de Claeuws V anitas from Goudstikkers gallery, through Gring, to a sale at Lempertz Auktion in Cologne in 1941. However, there is no clear indication of w hat happened to the painting following the unsuccessful sale at Lempertz until itw as purchased by The Cummer from a New York gallery in 1962. The painting h as been on near continuous display since that time, and was voted by Cummer visitors as one of their Favorites in the permanent collection in 2011, as part of The Cummers 50th anniversary. T his April, The Cummers Board of Trustees voted to return ownership to Goudstikkers heir, daughter-in-law Marei von Saher. As part of the settlement agreement, The Cummer negotiated the purc hase of the painting, which included a g ift fr om the family of Jacques Goudstikker, in his memory. It is heartening to see museums like The Cummer do the right thing for Holocaust victims and their heirs. I am g rateful to The Cummer for returning this painting to Jacques Goudstikkers family. W e hope that the restitution of this work will lead other museums to act just as r esponsibly when faced with the discovery of Nazi-looted art in their collections, said von Sahr. From 1933 through the end of World War II in 1945, the Nazi regime systemati cally pillaged cultural property and artworks throughout continental Europe. S ome of their loot was sold to fund Nazirelated activities; some became the prop-e rty of senior party officials. Other pieces were destroyed. After the war, tens of thous ands of confiscated objects were recovered by the Allies, but that was only a portion of the works stolen. Although efforts were made to return these objects to their rightful owners, many works of art never f ound their way home. To this day, museums and individual collectors still strugglet o verify the proper ownership of works of art that changed hands during these years. L awrence M. Kaye, an attorney at Herrick, Feinstein LLP who has represented the von Saher family for many years, stated, The Cummers response to Ms. von Sahers claim is an outstanding e xample of how these matters can and should be resolved. The museum took thec laim seriously, and that made it easier for the parties to work together to find an amicable resolution and keep this beautiful w ork of art in the museums collection. F or more information, including hours, v isit Jacques De Claeuw (Dutch, active 1 642-1676), Vanitas, 1677, oil on canvas, 44 3/8 x 57 3/8 in., P urchased with funds from the Morton R. Hirschberg Bequest, and gift from the family of Jacques Goudstikker, in his memory, AP.2014.4.1. N N o o u u v v e e a a u u A A r r t t s s h h o o w w The Island Art Association announces a new, judged Nouveau Art show, themed Monochromatic. M ichael Van Horn of the frame and a ntique shop Harbor Lights, judged the s how, on exhibit through July at 18 N. S econd St. Call 261-7020. Visit A A r r t t i i s s t t o o f f t t h h e e m m o o n n t t h h Barb Wylie is the artist for the month of June at the Island Ar t Association, 18 N Second St. The theme of her show is a point in time. W ylie works in both two and three d imensions in watercolor, acrylic, oils, colored pencil, pastels, charcoal and graphite on both paper and canvas. Visit W W a a t t e e r r c c o o l l o o r r s s h h o o w w The Plantation Ar tists Guild & G allery at the Omni Spa & Shops is feat uring works by Anthony Whiting of J acksonville and a new members show, Romancing Summer. Call 432-1750. S S u u m m m m e e r r s s h h o o w w Join the Georgia Coastal Artists Guild for a July 4th weekend celebration in the Pier Village, with art in all mediu ms and a raffle prize, Calypso, an oil p ainting by Carly Hardy to support the S afe Harbor Art program at Glynn Art A ssociation. The event is July 5 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and July 6 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the lighthouse on St. Simons Island, Ga. Admission is free. Visit www.georgiacoastalartistsguild.or g.




S S c c o o u u t t v v i i s s i i t t Boy Scout Troop 152, chartered by the Yulee Lions Club, went next door to visit Dr. Kim Carter to learn about veterinary medicine. Carter discussed ways to care for animals and the services veterinarians provide. She gave a tour of her office, the Nassau Veterinary Hospital on US 17 North, and details on what veterinarians can give to animals and about the profession. Boy Scout Troop 152 is headed to Alabama for summer camp this weekend after a nights stay on an aircraft carrier. If you have a young man age 11 to 17 who is interested in Scouting they a re welcome to come by on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. all year long and check them out. Scout Master Robert Hamrick can answer your questions about becoming a member of the troop at 225-9286. P ictured, at right, is Dr. Kim Carter, front row; second row, from left, are Colby Prince, Griffin Walters and Sage Dittmer; and back row are Assitant Scout Master Bruce Landrum, Scott Wardrop, Joshua Hamrick, Richard V anier, James Elison, Ian Stacy and Scout Master Robert Hamrick. A ROUND S CHOOL F R IDAY J U NE 27, 2014News-Leader 6 B CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK BUSINESSCARDBILLBOARD G e n t l y u s e d d o n a t i o n s a c c e p t e d b y 8 6 0 5 1 H a m i l t o n S t r e e t & U S 1 7 Y u l e e F L 3 2 0 9 7 D r o p o f f o r c a l l f o r p i c k u p 9 0 4 2 2 5 9 3 5 5 C O P Y O F T H E O F F I C I A L R E G I S T R A T I O N A N D F I N A N C I A L I N F R O M A T I O N M A Y B E C O N T I N U R E D F R O M T H E D I V I D S I O N O F S O N S U M E R S E R V I C E S B Y C A L L I N G T O L L F R E E 1 8 0 0 4 8 0 3 3 2 W I T H I N T H E S T A T E R E G I S T R A T I O N D O E S N O T I M P L Y E N D O R S E M E N T A P P R O V A L O R R E C O M M E N D A T I O N B Y T H E S T A T E F L O R I D A R E G I S A T R A T I O N # C H S O 8 4 5 A R K O F N A S S A U I N C PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER COLLINS/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER R R o o t t a a r r y y s s c c h h o o l l a a r r s s In the past few weeks, the Fernandina Beach Rotary Club has welcomed all of the Nassau County high school graduates who were awarded college scholarships from the club. The visits began with Katy Lawson, who graduated from Fernandina Beach High School, was Interact Clubp resident this past year and will attend t he University of Florida to study aer o s pace engineering; Katy W e aver fr o m FBHS, who plans to study business at Florida Atlantic University; and Bela Gonzalez from Yulee High, who was the drum major for the band and a member of the Honor Society and will also attend the University of Florida to study biologya nd, eventually, medicine. T his year marks the 20th anniversar y o f The Fer n andina Beach Rotar y Club s scholarship pr ogram, which has awarded more than $300,000 to high school graduates of all four Nassau County high schools. Visit www.fernandinabeachrotar yclub.or g. PHOTO BY MELANIE FERREIRA/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER School supply drive begins July 1 T he Nassau County V o lunteer Centers Corporate V olunteer Council, through its 14th annual G.O.K.I.D.S. (Giving Our Kids Impor t ant Daily Supplies) pr oject, is col lecting school supplies and donations for local students who need them the most. Monetar y donations will be used to p urchase supplies and will be distributed among all area public schools by principals. Over the last 12 years, through the G.O K.I.D.S pr ojects, mor e than $140,000 wor th of donations and supplies has reached Nassau Countys public schools and teachers. The project will run from July 1-29. Distribution to the schools will take place on July 31. The most needed supplies i nclude pencils, pens, pocket folders, wider uled notebook paper or spiral notebooks, crayons, glue sticks, clear or mesh back packs (no wheels y -erase markers and white or color copy paper, Kleenex, paper towels and wipe-ups. Gift cards are also welcome. T hose who wish to donate school supplies may drop off donations at any of the following locations: Omni Amelia Island Plantation (Associate Ser vices); Centur y 21/John T. Ferreira Insurance, 500 Centre St.; city of Fernandina Beach City Hall and Lime Str eet of fices; Nassau County Volunteer Center, 1303 Jasmine St., Ste. A; Amelia Dental Group (Citrona Drive); First Coast Community Bank (14th Street and T a rget Shopping Center, Yulee); First Federal Bank of Florida (Sadler Road and Chester Road/AIA, Y ulee); V yStar Cr edit Union on 14th Str e et in Fer nandina Beach and in Callahan; CBC National Bank (14th Street); Hilliard Town Hall, 15859 West CR 108; Hilliar d Recr e ation Center, 37516 O xford St.; Hilliard Library, 15821 West CR 108; Hilliard Pharmacy, 551770 US 1; and Hilliard Winn-Dixie, 541494 US 1. The drive is also suppor ted by Rayonier RockTenn and the Fernandina Beach Committee of the Callahan Lions Club andr esidents of Ospr ey Village. For information about how to help students right here in Nassau County, email the Volunteer Center at Kids urged to get a plan too TALLAHASSEE The Florida Division of Emer gency Management (FDEM r eminding all Floridians including children and teens to take part in hurricane preparedness planning. Launched in 2004, the Kids Get a Plan (www.KidsGetAPlan. com) educational campaign includes books, activities, an interactive website and mobile apps. is an engaging and educational tool designed to help Floridas youngest residents lear n about disaster preparedness, said FDEM Dir ector Bryan W. Koon in a press release. is an interactive website that presents basic weather safety and emergency preparedness concepts thr ough age-appr opriate activities and sto ries. Each Kids Get A Plan book is written to grade-level standar ds and explains com plex topics such as disaster evacuations and emergency sheltering in a safe, nonthr eatening way. The Atlantic hur ricane season runs from June 1Nov. 30. For the latest information on the season and to Get A Plan!, visit, follow FDEM on Twitter at @FLGetaPlan, Instagram @FLGetaPlan, V ine @FLGeta Plan, and Facebook at FloridaDivisionofEmer gencyManagement and C LASS NOTES H H o o m m e e s s c c h h o o o o l l e e v v e e n n t t The Nassau County Home Educators will sponsor a Homeschool Orientation on July 1 at 7 p.m. at at Springhill B aptist Church, 941017 Old Nassauville Road. Learn about the legal aspects of homeschooling, different curricula and community support. Veteran homeschoolers will answer questions and the group will have printed information packets available. N assau County Home Educators comprises more than 130 area families that work together to provide a coop, field trips, library, support meetings, sports classes and many other cooperative aids to homeschooling. For information call NCHE president J ane McDonald at 277-2798. 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 the annual summer program, Fizz, Boom, Read! Programs arep lanned for children pre-K through sixth grade along with events for the entire family. The theme, Fizz, Boom, Read!, includes topics about space, the planets, weather, colors, bubbles, balloons, jug-g ling, animals and more. The programs are free, open to c hildren of all abilities, are divided by age and run t hrough July 17. Mrs. Bubbles will be at Ewing Park, in Callahan on July 15 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and at Central Park in Fernandina Beach on July1 7 at 11 a.m. and at 2 p.m. The p r ograms ar e sponsored by t he Friends of the Library. Visit W W i i g g g g l l e e s s Ready, Steady, Wiggle, will bring more toe tapping, laughter-inducing Wiggle-tastice xcitement to everyone on S ept. 6 at 1 p.m. at the Florida Theatre in downtown J acksonville. Children will be kept dancing, signing and l aughing during this colorful concert. Tickets are $15/$25/$49.50/$75. Call (904TS. J J u u n n i i o o r r N N a a t t u u r r a a l l i i s s t t s s If youre looking for fun a nd educational activities for your children this summer, c onsider Wild Amelias new curriculum of the three-part Junior Naturalist Program. Based on the model of the Junior Ranger program in the National Parks, this Junior Naturalist Program involves a m ini-curriculum of activities for children from 7-15 to comp lete by exploring The Maritime Forest. This second component, which already includes The Seashore and will next year include The Marsh, is available at area locations, includi ng the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center, Kayak A melia, the Book Loft and Coastal Trader II for $5 per copy. Activities include guided and independent nature walks o n local trails, online research, c reative writing and drawing a nd/or photography. When completed, children receive a cer t ificate of achievement from Wild Amelia. Children younger than 7 and folks older than 15 may alsoparticipate. Review the curriculum at t he locations above. Visit w and Wild A melia on Facebook. V V P P K K o o p p e e n n i i n n g g s s Step-by-Step Learning Centers ar e now enr olling for VPK for the upcoming school y ear. They offer a high-quality l ear ning environment at each s chool. If you are interested, come by either school on Citr o na Drive or Amelia Concourse to enr oll now Only a few positions are left. SUMMER CAMPS W W h h i i t t e e O O a a k k c c a a m m p p s s White Oak conser vation c enter in Y ulee is offering new, e xpanded educational prog rams for all ages as par t of its Conser v ation Classr o om pr oject. These pr ograms aim to teach and inspire conservation action through lesson plans that make the wilderness the classr oom. Childr en l earn from leading experts in d iverse life sciences and e ngage in stimulating pr o grams where they can touch, smell and truly experience wildlife and habitats while lear ning about the threats they face and the work necess ar y to ensure their survival. C amp includes swimming, r iver tours, campfir es, the famous Big Game Room and more. There are both over night and day camp options. For applications and more information, contact 225-3396 or email D D a a r r e e t t o o D D r r e e a a m m The third event in The Book Loft s Dar e to Dr eam Summer Program will be held June 28 at 4 p.m. Jane Wood, author of local historical fiction, will present the program in which participants will delve into local histor y and cr eate a pirate poster. Wood is the author of Adventures on Amelia Island: A Pirate, a Princess, and Buried Treasure; Trouble on the St. Johns River; Ghosts on the Coast: A Visit to Savannah and the Low Country; and Voices in St. Augustine. The Amelia Island Museum of History is also scheduled to make an appear ance at the program on June 28. Call The Book Loft, 214 Centre St., at 261-8991 for more details. T T h h e e a a t t e e r r c c a a m m p p Fernandina Little Theatre announces r egistration for Theatr e for Kids, featuring theater for children performed by children, July 7-20 for ages 8-10. Fee is $33. Sessions are generally 7-8:30 p.m.; there will be public performances, with Sunday matinees. Registration forms are available at Miss Kate s Pr e K, 1303 Jasmine St.; enr ollment is limited. For infor mation, visit or email G G r r e e y y f f i i e e l l d d c c a a m m p p Island Camp 2014 r etur ns to Gr eyfield Inn on Cumberland Island, Ga., July 13-27. The camp is for children 5 and up as well as teens and adults. Camp time is allocated toward island exploration, beach-time fun and crafts activities with an island theme.C ampers will build their own Bottle Blasters as a way to stay cool, create island origami treasures in Camp Cove, make ice cr eam, cr e ate a gar den to table appetizer for the inns guests and explore life on the island. T ime is allocated to looking for treasures like s hark teeth and pottery and p ar ticipating in ports like seining and kayaking. Adults can par ticipate or enjoy alone time. Teens will hang out with others of similar age and can opt in/out of activities depending on their interest and comfort level. All materials are provided. For information contact the of fice at 4 N Second St., call 261-6408 or visit 4 4 H H c c a a m m p p s s The University of Florida/ IFAS Nassau County Extension Service offers 4-H Summer Camps through July 17. Kids can lear n about far ms and cooking at Farm to T able day camp, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 8-11 at Y ulee Full Service 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 879-1019 or email msmargjohnson@ or register at 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 Impr essions and The Vibe, A Youth Center, offer weekly summer pr ograms for ages 3 and up. V isit www, call or come by. Locations are 464073 SR 200, Unit 16 and 14 (corner of A1A and Blackrock 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 childcar e, br eakfast, snack and lunch. Children ages 6-12 have all meals cov er ed plus three field trips per week for $155/week. Registration fee applies. Visit or call 321-2137.


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AIR CONDITIONING ANNOUNCEMENTS 1 02 Lost & Found RENTALS 904.261.4066LASSERRER eal Estate, Inc.www.lasserrerealestate.comRESIDENTIAL L O NG T ERM RENT A LS 3BR/2BA home on Lofton Creek 2 ,600 sq.ft.,dock,garage/workshop,large lot,gourmet kitchen, m any other bonuses.$1,950/mo. P lus utilities. Ocean Park Condo 3br 2ba furn ished with utilities,2nd floor,1 car garage,$1,950 monthly + tax 2500B First Ave.2BR/2BA 1312 a pprox.sq.ft.$1,150.00/mo.+ Util. 3BR/2BA Home in Marsh Lakes 1402 a pprox.sq.ft.$1,250.00/mo.+ Util. V A C A T ION RENT A L AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ M ONTHLY2BR/1BAOcean-view. 4 87 S.Fletcher.Across the street from the beach.All util,wi-fi,TV & p hone. 3BR/3BA townhome in Sandpiper L oop$1850/wk plus taxes&cleani ng fee. C OMMER C IAL 13 & 15 North 3rd Street,Historic D istrict 1500 + Sq.Ft. $2,400.00/mo. Two 800sf Office/Retail spaces,can 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 H ouse,1,800 sq.ft.$1700/ + tax.Sale also considered. Dave Turner Plumbing is Now Hiring Service Technicians Must have valid drivers license a nd must be experienced must be 18 years or olderApply at our office Monday thru Friday 7:30-4:30, Closed for lunch between 11:00-12:00904-277-3942474390 E. SR 200 LOST DOG Black & white English S pringer Spaniel lost north of Atlantic A ve. Please call 753-2004. If You Have Lost Your Pet please c heck the Nassau Humane Society f acility located at 671 Airport Rd. next to the airport (904 Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078 License Rd. in Yulee next to the driversl icense building (904 1 04 Personals A DOPT l oving married couple seeks to adopt, will be hands-on mom & dad. Financial security. Expenses paid. Dawn & Domenick 1(855 Adam Sklar #0150789. ANF 1 05 Public Notice THERE IS A LIEN on the following vehicles for towing and storage and will be auctioned off on the listed dates below: on 7/16/2014 a 1993 Geo 4DR VIN# 1Y1SK5362PZ065773 at 12 noon at 1683B S. 8th St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. (904 ALL REAL ESTATE Advertised H erein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, o r the intention to mak e an y such preference, limitation or discrimination. The News-Leader will not k nowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the la w All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. I f you believe that you may have been discriminated against in connection with the sale, rental or financing of housing, call the United States Department of Housing and Urban Dev elopment HUD 1(800 the hearing impaired 1(800 9275. EMPLOYMENT 201 Help Wanted BEACHSIDE MOTEL now accepting a pplications for part -time Housekeepers. Must be able to work weekends. Apply at Beachside Motel, 3172 S Fletcher A ve. MAGNA'S A Full Body Salon seeks a full time Nail T e chnician. Magna's is 1 4+ years young. Great opportunity with existing clientele. Tom Hughes( 904)321-0404. FULL TIME OPPORTUNITY for upbeat customer service driv e n individual with retail experience, natural foods knowledge, and a passion for health y living. Competitive Pay & Excellent Benefits package. Send resume to: or fax to (904 also a v ailable at Nassau Health Foods. SMALL CAFE seeks experienced cook passionate about preparing fresh, organic foods. Good pay, excellent hours. Email resume to 2 01 Help Wanted BE THE 1STMedical Alert Company in your area, owning your own local d istributorship. We do 70% of the work. Unlimited $ return. Investment required. Free call (844 ANF C DL-A COMPANY. TEAMS: S tart 55 c pm! Solo: 40 cpm! Increased Sign-On B onus PAID at Orientation! All MILES PAID! Late Model Trucks. 1-866-2048006 FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMYSeeking F/T Elementary Teacher, P/T PE Teacher, and P/T Technologyt eacher.Degree required. Experience desired. If interested, please send rsum via email to or call Bryan A lvar at (904 TOP QUALITY CONCRETE is looking f or qualified concrete personnel to fill positions in all phases of residential concrete construction. Pay depends on e xp. Pls call Ronnie at (904 LOCAL LUMBER COMPANY seeking a class A but will consider class B CDL truck driv e r. Piggy back forklift e xperience preferred but will train if needed. Applications can be picked up in person at 117 S. 3rd Street, Fernandina Beach. NO PHONE CALLS. W e are an E.O.E. A /C SERVICE MECHANIC Must ha ve experience. Clean driving record. Drug free. Mail resume to PO Box 17171, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035 or call (904 HAMPTON INN at the Beach is accepting applications for Room Attendants. Apply online at CLASSIC CARPETS FT opening for o utgoing sales person w/some c omputer skills in Word, Excel & Q uickbooks, some Saturday work, $25,000 annual salary, fax resume to 261-0291 or email to PART-TIME PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER NEEDED Amelia Island Montessori School is seeking a Ph y sical Education Teacher one day a week, approximately five hours. Must havec redentials to support the position. Please call (904 Phyllis Rouse at ph yllis.rouse@ameliaislandmontessori.c om REAL ESTATE COMPANY now hiring housekeepers. Best pay on Amelia and flexible schedules. Saturda ys mandatory. (904 CHURCH SEEKING PIANIST Experienced in tr aditional African American hymns & gospel music. For a ppointment call (570 UPPER ELEMENTARY TEACHER ASSISTANT NEEDED Amelia Island Montessori School is seeking a Teacher Assistant for its Upper Elementary Class (4th-6th Grades). Highly seeking a Spanish speaking person, but not a requirement. Please call (904 6610 or email Ph yllis Rouse at ph yllis.rouse@ameliaislandmontessori.c om E XPERIENCED OTR FLATBED DRIVERSearn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to qualified driv ers. Home most week e nds. ( 843)266-3731 / w ww bulldoghiw a y com EOE. ANF DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great P ay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-515-8447 LEAD COOK Beach Bum Burgers at M ain Beach Putt Putt is looking for an experienced cook and shift manager to ensure food quality and oversee daily k itchen oper ations. P a y is negotiable with opportunity for advancement. S erv Safe certification required. Please f orw ard resume to 2 01 Help Wanted Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process medical claims from home. Call the Federal Trade Commission to find out h ow to spot medical billing scams. 1(877TC-HELP. A message from the News-Leader and the FTC. HAMPTON INN AND SUITES Downtown Fernandina is accepting a pplications for the following positions: M aintenance Tech and Housekeepers. We are seeking hands-on, friendly outgoing individuals to join our team. A pplications can be obtained at the front desk and/or resumes can be emailed to No phone call please. WANT A CAREEROperating Heavy Equipment? Bulldozers, backhoes, e xcavators. Hands on training & certifications offered. National average 118-22 hourly! Lifetime job placement assistance. VA benefits eligible. 1-8663 62-6497. ANF WANT TO DRIVE A TRUCK? No e xperience. Company sponsored CDL t raining. In 3 weeks learn to drive a truck & earn $40,000+. Full benefits. 1-888-693-8934. ANF NOW HIRING! E piscopal Childrens Services has an immediate opening for a Family Service Specialist for our Yulee office. Primary responsibilities aret o provide child care information and referrals to parents and to determine eligibility for School Readiness services when appropriate. Degree in Education, S ocial Services, or related field preferred; $27,000-$30,000 plus excellent benefits. Email resume to h ECS is an E qual Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Drug Free Employer. EDUCATION 3 01 Schools & Instruction TRAIN FROM HOME Medical billing, Accounting Asst., Customer Service. No e xp needed. HS/GED needed to apply. Sulliv an & Cogliano T r aining Centers 18 00-451-0709. ANF A IRLINE JOBS Start Here Get trained as FAA certified Aviation T echnician. Financial aid for qualified students. Housing & job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance (844 M ERCHANDISE 6 01 Garage Sales EXCELLENT YARD SALE! Kayaks, canoe, furniture, bikes, (2 ladder, tools, & so much more. Sat.6 /28, 8am-2pm. No early birds. 2678 R acheal Ave. off Fletcher. YARD SALE FOR NON-PROFIT 900 Cedar St., Fernandina, corner Cedar & 9th St., one block off 8th St. Lots of G reat Items. A ll proceeds benefit summer trip for local youth group. Sat. 6/28, 8am-3pm. MOVING / DOWNSIZING Lots of different things have to go! 1543 C anterbury Ln. Fri., Sat. & Sun., 9am-? MECHANICS TOOLS & AVIATION T OOLS Hangar loaded with an y and all tools, from snap on tools, saws, drills, air compressors, David Clark Aviation head sets, spray guns and p ainting supplies, tool chests and rolling tool cabinets and lots of aviation tools. Too many tools to list. Follow the signs to hangar. Doors open at 9am until 4pm June 27 and 28. 3776 E astwood Hilliard Airpark Airport in Hilliard, Florida. Cash only! Motiv ated seller. YARD SALE 2 family. Bar stools, dishes, collectibles, luggage, tools, linens, clothing, household items. Sat. 6/28, 8am-1pm. 96303 Sweetbriar Ln off Chster Rd. YARD SALE Sat. 6/28, 8am-12pm. 1 1542 Persimmon Circle S., Simmons Cove. Home goods & Constances C loset, odds & ends. MOVING SALE Sat. 6/28, 7:30 am. Dining set, yard tools, free stuff, washer, household items. 1839 Broome St. 2BR/1BA Fernandina Shores Condo, unfurnished & new appliances. $925/ mo. + 1 month security deposit. 2 blocks from beach. (904 6 01 Garage Sales UNIQUE SALE Dont miss this opportunity to find a treasure from the everyday to the sublime and antiques t o whimsical. Sat. 6/28, 8am. 513 Dade St., Fernandina Beach. (904 6191. Please, no early birds. OTTER RUN COMMUNITY YARD SALE Sat. 6/28, 9am-2pm. MOVING SALE Antiques, household, furniture, yard tools, pressure washer. Sat. 6/28, 8-3, 94151 Willow Oak L ane. Cash only. M OVING IN SALE Fri. 6/27. 811 Amelia Dr. Household items, clothes, Christmas & Halloween decorations, books, dishes, etc. A NNUAL RUMMAGE SALE Sat. 6/28, 9am-3pm. First Presbyterian Church, North 6th St. All proceeds go towards church missions. MOVING SALE Sat. 6/28, 8am. 5340 Great Oak Ct., Florence Point. Bookshelves, armoire, double mattress & bo x springs, headboard & sheets, picture frames, storage ottoman, video camera, & misc. items. 6 02 Articles for Sale 8 OLHAUSEN SLATE POOL TABLE Like new, with accessories. Sheraton Model. $1,900. Call (904 A TTENTION SHRIMPERS! T aped c ast nets for shrimping & live bait nets at lowest prices, Visa/MC okay. Hilliard, FL (800 FOR SALE Flex CTS Cross Training System, steppe butterfly presses s quats curles leg presses, etc. $150. Call Joyce (904 F OR SALE B eanies from the 90s to p resent. Barbies from the 90s including sets. Victor Consolette (crank) 78 player. 100s of 78s. 33s from the 50s on up. Large metal picnic t able & 4 ornate metal chairs w /cushions. 2 seat metal glider w /cushion. Old newspapers, such as ope (now Saint aul visits NJ. Large ceramic 9 piece Nativity Set, plus 4 angels. Gorilla ladder, heavy duty, folds out to 23 US Stamp collection, 1870s 2000s (mostly mint s heets, blocks, special commemorative sheets, 1st day covers & many loose s tamps. Call (904 6 09 Appliances KENMORE REFRIGERATOR 25 cu. ft., side-by-side, white. Excellent condition. Call for details. (904 7 265 RECREATION 701 Boats & Trailers 310 SEARAY (2007 WELLMAINTAINED, like new condition. $ 109,900 with year complimentary indoor storage Ft. George Marina. (904 REAL ESTATE S ALES 8 02 Mobile Homes Y ULEE 3 BR/2BA DW, newly remodeled inside & out. Rent to own or purchase. $995/mo Inludes water & sewer. Call (904 8 06 Waterfront Waterfront Homes & Lots Call (904 Lasserre, Realtor. ESTATE SALE Sat. 6/28, 8:30am-? 86164 John Goodbread Ln., Yulee, FL.


L OTS ATLIGHTHOUSE CIRCLEAwesome view of Egans Creek & Fort Clinch St Park Single family estate lot adjacent to historic landmark Amelia Island Lighthouse. 370+/ft on Navigable side of Egans Creeka nd is one of the highest elevations on the east coast. $850,000 MLS# 37069 9 6106 WADES PLACEFormerly the Down Under Restaurant, one of F ernandina's landmark restaurants on deep water w/ dock & small craft launch. Tons of p otential for this truly one-of-a-kind property with endless possibilities. Also includes large d eck,"party" shed, 3 apartments and office/mgr space. Must see to appreciate!PROPERTYSOLD AS IS $650,000. MLS#61913 1 515 S. FLETCHER AVENUENice 3BR/2BAOcean View home, observation deck, wet bar, central atrium, and beach access across the street make this a home for entertaining! Stucco exterior, side entryg arage, and unopened street on south side of lot are other features of this home. $595,000 MLS#603983 6841 PINE STMINI COUNTRYESTATEOlder 5 Bed/2Ba Home with Character,Charm & Lots ofPotential Family Room & Great R oom. 2 Sided Fireplace, Master Downstairs,Carport & Separate Large Utility Room. Seller will provide a One Year HomeWarranty!!! Situated on 4 Acres with mature trees. Large Oak! Fronts paved roads. Small older barn. Horse & Pony are allowed, call for information. From Traffic light go west onC R 108, turn Left on Pine Street, Home onLeft. Large Magnolia Tree in front. Property extends to Ingraham Road &backs to the fence line.$298,000 MLS#62347 SOUTH FLETCHER AVENUEPristine 75' Oceanfront lot on Amelia Island. Your chance to own one of the few remaining Oceanfront lots available on Amelia Island.B uy now for either investment or to build. $525,500 MLS#56671 CUSTOMIZED 3BR/2BAC ustomized 3 Br with a office/study, Split Bedroom, has transom windows for natural light in hallway, tint-e d windows in kitchen dining, custom built in shelving G ranite Countertops. Garage is heated & cooled, locate d on the south end of Amelia Island, home in Golfside South with a Championship golf course short walk to beachs, with community pool. Pool and beach accessf or Golfside is located on Ritz side of road. Whole house wired for security system.$459,000 MLS#590708 6088 RHOERLAN PLACELarge undeveloped parcel on Lofton Creek, Feasibility study done in 2012shows 15 lots, 7on the creek is on file in our office. $540,000 MLS#60872 HISTORIC DISTRICT This 2784 appox. sq. ft. vintage home has been modified into 4 apartments.The largest apartment has a fireplace, hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen and has been well maintained. Rent all units or live in one and rent the others out. The property consists of 3-1br/1ba & 1-2br/1ba. $302,000 MLS#53575 1521 FERNANDINAROAD Private Home on an estate sized lot, located on the Island. Centrally located on the island, this home is close to the beach, shopping areas, and downtown, yet still in the county. This area is one of the only ones on the Island that allows horses. Arare property for sure! $625,000 MLS#62664R ACHAELAVENUE 75x100lot $130,000 2 .66 ACRE LOT in Nassauville, undeveloped and ready to build. Deeded Access to Rainbow Acres Boat Ramp and short distance from new county boat ramp. $149,000 MLS #57615 COMMERCIALLOT 851018 US Why 17 (zoned CG F rontage on US Highway 17. It does have a 30X20 Block Building divided into 3 separate bays with roll up doors; which need work. T ake d own the building and build to suit or renovate the building to fit your business. A WESOME VIEW of Egans Creek & Ft. Clinch State Park, single family estate lot adjacent to historic landmark Amelia Island Lighthouse. 370+/ft. on navigable Egans Creek. One of the highest elevations on the east coast. Possible oceanview and/or view of downtown Fernandina Beach. Tree/top/boundary survey on file $850,000 M LS#37069 Ocean front 75 ft lot $525,000 MLS 56671 D ESIRABLE 1 ACRE Lot on the South End of the Island, Beautiful trees and Estate sized lot make this a difficult to find property on Amelia, $250,000 for the Acre, or the corner 1/2acre for $139,000 and the inside 1/2 for $124,900.Y ULEEMINI WAREHOUSE Good opportunity to grow y our own self storage facility and/or add new retail/office. 5 70on U.S. 17, total 3.5 acres+/-. Warehouse on approx. 2 acres. $ 1,575,000 R ESIDENTIALLOT 1323 Beech Street. 51 x 86 feet corner l ot at 14th street and Beech. P RIME FRONTAGE ALONG US 17 just north of A 1A, High development area in the heart of Yulee. $ 295,000. Owner Financing Possible. Plans for an 11,00 s.f. Professional Office Building on file. 6 4 ACRES along Amelia Island Parkway for a M aster Planned Development R E D U C E D LOTS COMMERCIAL& DEVELOPMENT 3 028S. 8th St./A1A, Fernandina Beach, lasserrerealestate@att.net904-261-4066 Think Ill let that native land agent be my guide. LASSERRER EALESTATE, INC.P Rare development parcel on SR200 just minutes from Amelia Island.This 4a cre parcel has high visibility,marsh front views and numerous opportunities for development.DELI OR TAKEOUT SPACELow down Fully e quipped ready to go. Low lease rate Now taking offers 1 ,000 Sq.Ft office suite w/ all utilities & high speed internet.Reducedt o $850/ monthAmelia Coastal RealtyACRFL.comContact: Phil Griffin T: 904.556.9140 E: 8B F RIDAY J UNE 27 2014 CLASSIFIEDS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK W/D Connections Large Closets Private Patios Sparkling Pool Tennis Courts Exercise Room City Apartments with C ountry Charm!Close to schools & shopping. 2 0 minutes to JacksonvilleCall Today!(9043Bedroom Special$775/mo.3 7149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 Sat. /Sun. by Appt.Eastwood OaksAPARTMENTS 37149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 Sat. /Sun. by Appt.Renovated units nowavailable! Call for Pricing! D D i is s p p l l a a y y A A d d v v e e r r t t i i s s i i n n g g d d e e a a d d l l i i n n e e f f o o r r W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y i i s s 3 3 p p . m m . 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Chaplin Williams Rentals, The Area'sP remier Rental Company LAKEWOOD 3BR/2BA/2-car garage. R ecently renovated home. 12 month lease. Service animals only. No smoking. $1295/mo. + dep. (9041 105 861 Vacation Rentals OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA & 2BR/1BA. Call (904R ealtor, for special rates. 8 63 Office E XECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office space from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft. Includes utilities, Internet, common area receptionist, conference room, break room, & security. For info call ( 904)753-4179. 864 Commercial/Retail OFFICE/RETAIL SPACE for rent. 9 24 sq. ft. downstairs, 924 sq. ft. u pstairs and 2018 sq. ft. retail space avail soon. Palmetto Walk. (904 1062. 858 Condos-Unfurnished 2BR/2BA Washer/dryer, refrigerator, pool, tennis, covered rear porch. 12 month lease. Service animals only. No smoking. $895/mo + dep. (9041 105 8 59 Homes-Furnished NOTHING LIKE BEING ON VACATION EVERYDAY The ocean is y our backyard playground. 4BR/3BA o ceanfront house with w ater/sewer/garbage included. Fully furnished. Available 7/10 for $3,000/mo. (904 8 54 Rooms FURNISHED ROOM in my Yulee h ome, access to kitchen & bath, $400/mo. or $125/wk., 849-7598 8 55 Apartments F urnished AT BEACH 1BR $235 wk/$940 mo + d ep. Incl all utils. Avail now. A LSO R emodld 2&3BR mobile homes starting $695/mo. Avail July. Details 261-5034. 8 56 Apartments U nfurnished POST OAK APTS (904 Affordable living located at 996 C itrona Dr. Fernandina Beach, FL. R ent starts at $597 per month. Central a/c. 2 bedroom apts avail. immediately. TDD Hearing Impaired number #711This institution is ane qual opportunity provider and e mployer. Equal Housing Opportunit 852 Mobile Homes STATIONARY RVS for rent weekly or monthly. Call (904 L ARGE LOT N assauville. $700/mo + $700 deposit. New paint, carpet, appliances. Central air. (904 SINGLE WIDE TRAILER for rent. L onnie Crews Rd., 2BR/2BA, outside s heds, new floor & paint. $700/mo + d eposit. (904 AFFORDABLE LIVING Bring your RV to live on a campground for $425/ mo. All utilities included. (904 5577. 4 BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE N ewly remodeled, on 1 acre, Yulee. $900/mo. + $900 dep. (904 5 635 808 Off Island/Yulee OPEN HOUSE June 28, 1-4pm. 3400sf, 4BR/4BA, loft, custom brick, 3car. 33107 Sunny Parke Cir. $399,000. Call (904 811 Commercial/Retail R ESTAURANT FOR SALE Ongoing operation, fully equipped. High 6 figure sales. Great location. Modern building, good lease. For appointment, andc onfidential information, please call ( 904) 813-3510. R EAL ESTATE RENTALS 851 Roommate Wanted N EED TWO ROOMMATES f or 3/br on island, $300, 904-310-9367 or 904430-3272 2BR 1ST AVE to share. Your part $600/mo. (includes all Mature, professional, must work a fullt ime job. (404ve a msg. LARGE HOUSE Prefer mature female. Upstairs BR, private bath, D/R,p rivate entrance, W/D, cable TV, Internet, kitchen access, furnished. $400/ mo. + $200 dep. (904 9661