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Hospice, hospital, Concours partner MARY MAGUIRE News-Leader O n any given day, 100 or so people who live in Nassau County receive e nd-of-life care from Community Hospice. Most of them are treated at home, some in assisted-living complexes, a nd others at rehabilitation facilities or nursing homes. S tarting next week, Community H ospice will of fer in-patient care at a n ew 8-bed facility on the grounds of Baptist Medical Center Nassau in Fernandina Beach. Patients will be accepted beginning Monday, say officials, though a ribbon-cutting cer emony and facility tour for the public was held onS aturday morning for the new C ommunity Hospice Jane and Bill W arner Center for Caring. ere opening a unit today but (long-term) were changing the lives of people in Nassau County, said Community Hospice Pr esident and CEO Susan Ponder -Stansel. T he center becomes the organiz ation s fifth in-patient car e center to b e located on the gr o unds of a hos pital, and seventh overall, and brings the total number of its in-patient beds to 108. According to the National Hospice and Palliative Car e Or ganization (NHPCO people in the United States receive hospice ser vice, and most patients a r e women over age 65. Hospice star t ed in 1971 in the U.S., but has been ar o und longer in Europe. Medicare pays, so does private insurance, but of ficials here say no one will be turned away because they cant afford to pay. For the new car e center the focus i s keeping people close to home. When people have a limited amount of time, they want to be with their families, said Ponder-Stansel. Since the late 1980s, she said some 1,300 Nassau County r esidents have traveled to the organizations headquarters in Jacksonville to receive in-patient car. The 45-minute to an hour travel time can be ver y daunting, said Ponder-Stansel. The need is her e Over the last few years, several for-profit hospice organizations have opened in Nassau County, including V itas and Hear tland. H aven Hospice joins Community H ospice as the only nonpr o fit or gan i zations working in the county. Despite the industrys growth, Ponder-Stansel believes there is more work to do when it comes to sharing the hospice appr oach. Many times people think its giving up, said Ponder-Stansel. Its part o f life and living. T o qualify for hospice care, a doct or must say that the patient has six months or less to live. Accor ding to C ommunity Hospice infor mation, the e f f or t is about caring, pain manage m ent and quality of life. Ponder-Stansel made her remarks at a podium under a large white tent set up near the unassuming entr y on the building s far east side. Signage for the centers benefactors, Jane and Bill Warner, is on the w all inside, immediately facing the ANGELA DAUGHTRY N e ws-Leader A proposal for a car auction event to be held at the city golf course the week of the 2015 Concours dElegance met with enthusiasm during a special presentation to commissioners T uesday at City Hall. Repr esentatives of Bonhams Inter national Auctioneers and Appraisers told commissioners the car auction would be held at the city-owned Fernandina Beach Golf Club March 10-12. The company has already contracted local hotels for 170 r ooms March 13-18, according to representatives. The Concours dElegance is scheduled next year for Mar ch 13-15. According to Bonhams representative Christi Osborne, the company would pay the city site usage fees for the venue, and at least one tent would be set up on golf course grounds for the event. The exact site for the tent has not yet been determined. The auction would include two days of viewing upscale automobiles, plus a champagne breakfast and car auction the thir d day Osbor ne said there could also be an appraisal event for local clientele during the days befor e the auction. In addition to hotel rooms, the event will be using local services including catering, equipment r entals, house CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK News-Leader 1 6 0th year No. 54 C op yright, 2014 The News-Leader Fernandina Beach, FL Printed on 100% recycled newsprint with soy based ink. F RIDAY J ULY 4, 2014 /18 P AGES 2 S ECTIONS CITY Continued on 3A $ 1.00 I I N N D D E E X X C LASSIFIEDS ...............................5B C OMMUNITY ............................ 8A E DIT ORIAL .................................. 7A M USIC N OTES .....................................2B O BITUARIES ...........................................2A O UT AND A B OUT ................. 2B R ELIGION ..................................................3B S CHOOL N EW S ................................... 4B S ERVICE D IRECT ORY ....................... 5B S PORTS ....................................................10A S UDOKU ......................................2B H H A A V V E E A A S S A A F F E E & & H H A A P P P P Y Y 4 4 T T H H O O F F J J U U L L Y Y Special events and entertainment schedule on page 1B News-Leader Bond has been revoked for a Fernandina Beach high school teacher accused of having sex with a student. Daniel Wright, 32, is back in Nassau County Jail and is being held without bond. Nassau County Circuit Court Judge Robert Foster revoked the bond M onday. No reason was given for the bond revocation in court documents, but one of the conditions of Wrights earlier release was that he have no contact with the victim. W right, a media teacher and yearb ook advisor at FBHS, was arrested in J une after Fernandina Beach detectives said he confessed to an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old senior during the past school year. The student has since turned 18 and graduated. Wright is the second FBHS teacher a nd yearbook advisor arrested on sex c har ges in the past five years. Stephen B rian Turner, 48, remains incarcerated after his 2010 conviction for having sex with a student who was a minor. According to a city police report, Wrights involvement in a potential crime was broached in April when a p arent of two Fernandina Beach High School students told police of a rumor regarding W right and a student. Both Wright a nd the student denied an inapprop riate relationship when questioned by a detective, the report stated. On June 12, police received more i nformation regarding the relationship from Courtney Wright, the accused teachers wife, and her sister, Shannon Strumlaugh, who was also a teacher at Fer nandina Beach High School. Wright reportedly admitted to his w ife that he had become involved in a r elationship with the student and a cknowledged having sexual relations with her, but said the relationship occurred after her 18th birthday. The student confirmed the sexual relationship with Wright began in Febr uary and told police two sexual encounters occurred before her 18thb irthday, while she was still a minor, Bond revoked for accused teacher Wright TEACHER Continued on 3A MARY MA GUIRE N e w s-Leader Burial or cremation? T he Cremation Association of N orth America says that just about h alf of the people in the United States who die in 2017 will be cremated. In 2012, the latest numbers available, CANA puts the number of cr emations at 43.5 per cent. Lifelong Y ulee resident Steven Miner wants to capitalize on the gr ow i ng demand by building a crematory in h is hometown. People pass away ever y day and it s been a dream of mine to service the public, said Miner, 29. He had a plan to build a crematory on a 1.5-acre lot his family owns on Appaloosa Way, just north of Celebration Baptist Chur ch on Miner R oad. The location is about one mile s outh of A1A. B ut Miner had to come up a new plan. A few too many hurdles, said Miner who works as an administrator for Eter nity Funeral Home in Yulee and Jacksonville. He is also studying mortuary science at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Her e is why Miner is on the hunt for a new site. T he proposed site requires a comp licated zoning exemption. And ther e is str o ng opposition fr o m neighbors. But here is what he is keeping. The name: Lofton Cr eek Crematory. The furnace provider: B & L Cr emations based in Largo. The date he wants to open: Nov. 1. I dont want to swim upstream, s aid Miner If that many people ar e opposed to it then I can find another location. That news should cool neighbors down. Theyve been mad about Miner s business pr oposal for weeks, planning petitions, knocking on doors and writing to the newspaper N ei gh bor s oppos e Y ul ee crematorium YULEE Continued on 3A HOSPICE Continued on 3A Car auction on city golf course A photo shows how an auction tent might look when set up for a high-end motorcar auction at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. PHOTO BY BONHAMS INTERNATIONAL AUCTIONEERS AND APPRAISERS MARY MAGUIRE/NEWS-LEADER A ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday for the new Jane and Bill Warner Center for Caring included, from left, Community Hospice President and CEO Susan Ponder-Stansel, Baptist Nassau President Stephen Lee, Bill Warner and Community Hospice Foundation Chair Kevin Robbins.


F F r r e e e e H H I I V V t t e e s s t t s s Have you been tested for HIV recently? Free HIV testing is offered from 1-4 p.m. at the Florida Department of Health clinic, 1620 Nectarine St. in Fer nandina Beach. Walk-in, no appointment nece ssary. G G a a l l l l e e r r y y e e v v e e n n t t The Plantation Ar t ist Guild & Gallery presents Romancing the Summer with paintings in oil, water color acrylic and collage, plus photography by all locala rtists. See them at the Omni S hops, at 94 Amelia Village C ircle. Hours are from 9 a.m.8 p.m. July 5 and r egularly Tuesdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday through Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. G G u u n n c c o o u u r r s s e e s s Gary W. Belson Associates Inc. will hold a concealed weapon license course at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 6. A basic with defensive tactics course will be held at 7:45 a.m. July 5 and 19. For details and additional classes and information, contact Belson at 491-8358, (904 2037 or gbelson@bellsouth. net. V isit www .TheBelson P P l l a a n n t t c c l l i i n n i i c c On July 7 Extension Director/Horticulture Agent Rebecca Jor di will conduct a Plant Clinic fr om 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Yulee Extension of fice. All county residents are invited to bring plant samples showing problems in their landscapes. Pr oblems will be identified and solutions offered for correction. Ther e is no fee for this ser v i ce. For infor mation call 8791019. Master Gardeners are on phone duty Fridays, at 491-7340. A A A A R R P P m m e e e e t t s s Chapter 4806 of the local AARP will meet July 8 at 1 p.m. at the C ouncil on Aging across f rom Baptist Medical Center Nassau. Speaker will be Jack Hear d of Oxley-Hear d Funeral Home. The meeting will discuss current AARP issues and issues on the local scene. The chapter covers Nassau County and residents interested in keeping up with the national organization and doing good things for local seniors. All are invited. For information call John Megna at 277-2143. B B l l a a c c k k S S e e m m i i n n o o l l e e s s t t a a l l k k Author Dr. Rosalyn Howar d will speak downtown at the Main Library, 303 Laura St. N., Jacksonville, on July 8 at 5:30 p.m. Howard, author of Black Seminoles in the Bahamas, will give a special pr esentation titled The African Presence in Spanish Florida: Black Seminoles. The event is par t of the librarys Adult Summer Reading Program, Literary Elements, as well as the Special Collections Author Series. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 630-BOOK (2665 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 train ing for Mental Health First Aid is planned for 1-5 p.m. July 10 and 11 in the community room at the Fernandina Beach Police Department, 1525 Lime St. Participants must attend both sessions to receive the 8-hour certifica-t ion. Cost is $50 per person. R egister at and view the class calendar T o sponsor an indi vidual or a class visit or call Starting Point at 225-8280. O O N N e e a a l l V V B B S S ONeal Memorial Baptist Church, 474257 SR 200 E, will convene V acation Bible School July 14-18 from 5-7 p.m. nightly. The Bible school theme, Keeping Your Space Clean and Green, guides a study on Christian stewar dship. Each lesson, using the creation story, emphasizes that human beings bear r esponsibility to care for the world God created, to protect the environment and to preserve the land and its resources for future generations. Students will gain practical steps to enrich their personal walk with God, while lear ning how to ser ve God by taking care of the Earth. The community is invited join in this engaging week of edification in the word of God. Students age 5 through adults ar e welcome. S S a a v v e e t t h h e e C C h h i i l l d d r r e e n n ONeal Memorial Baptist Chur ch, 474257 SR 200 E, will celebrate Save the Children Day at 3 p.m. on July 20. The youth department and Black Male Mentors invite the communi ty to attend as they continue to highlight the impor tance of nurturing self-esteem in children. This year will recognize school support staff as role models who provide a valuable and essential ser vice to the community. If you would like to r ecog nize anyone employed as a suppor t staff member of a school, please send the individual s name and mailing address to oneilchurch@ and write Save the Childr en in the subject line. 2A F RIDAY J ULY 4, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Dorothy Bristol Mrs. Dorothy Bristol, 97, passed away peacefully on December 24, 2013 at the Altamah Nursing/Rehabilitation Facility in Jesup, Ga. M rs. Bristol was born on May 22, 1916 in Brooklyn, New Y ork. She was the last of two children born to the late Laurence Brown and LArtemisa J enkins Brown. Her sister, Thelma Fullerton, p receded her in death in 2001. Mrs. Bristol was a graduate of Girls High School in Brooklyn, New York. She married Merle C. Bristol in 1935. She bore two children, Rhonda and Gregory. While raising her young children, Dorothy, a homemaker, also took night c lasses at the Fashion Institute and became an accomplished seamstress. After the children graduated from college, she returned to college and received her Bachelor and Masters degrees at Brooklyn College, majoring in Early Childhood Education. She then successfully taught the primary grades in several New York City Public Schools. Dorothy and Merle visited Fernandina Beach often once h e retired, further enriching t heir longtime friendship with M rs. Alma Kelly, the wife of Ralph Kelly, a native Fer n andinian. After the death of her husband of 54 years in 1989, Dorothy moved from New York to Fernandina Beach. Once f irmly established, she encoura ged her two childr en to cons ider moving also. Mrs. Bristol was an active member of St. Peter s Episcopal Church where she served on the Altar Guild. In time she was befriended by C.T. Smith, a long-t ime parishioner of St. Peters. T he pair remained dear friends u p to the time of his demise. Dorothy was an avid reader throughout her life and eagerly under took the challenge of com pleting the New Y ork T imes crossword puzzles. She leaves her son, Gregory B ristol (Shun, D arlene Jones (Baldwin, N.Y.) a nd her thr e e childr en, his son, Kevin Bristol (Clifton, N.J. his son, her daughter, Rhonda (Fer nandina Beach), her daugh ter Br yn W i lliams-Meyer (Marina del Rey, CA), and her husband, and son, her son,W alker Williams 3rd ( Jessica)(Ft. Worth, TX) an a dult son and baby daughter and Maryn Ferguson (Orlando, FL) and her son along with nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Her memorial service will be Thursday July 10th at 9:30 a.m. at St. Peter s Episcopal Chur ch, 801 Atlantic A venue, F ernandina Beach, FL 32034, ( 904) 261-4293. DEATH NOTICES A nne Britt Duey, 8 3, Fernandina Beach, died onT uesday July 1, 2014. Oxley Heard Funeral Directors Br enda Elizabeth Henr y, 58, St. Marys, Ga., died on T uesday, July 1, 2014. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors Joseph Vijuk, 68, Fernandina Beach, died on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. O xle y-H ear d Funeral Directors Ann Marshall Young died W ednesday, July 2, 2014 in Fernandina Beach. O xle y-Heard Funeral Directors OBITUARIES 5 5 1 1 1 1 A A s s h h S S t t r r e e e e t t , F F e e r r n n a a n n d d i i n n a a B B e e a a c c h h , F F L L 3 3 2 2 0 0 3 3 4 4 (904) 261-3696 Fax 261-3698 W W e e b b s s i i t t e e f f o o r r e e m m a a i i l l a a d d d d r r e e s s s s e e s s : : f f b b n n e e w w s s l l e e a a d d e e r r . c c o o m m Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday The News-Leader is published every Wednesday and Friday by The Fernandina Beach News-Leader 51 1 Ash Street, P .O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Periodicals postage paid at Fernandina Beach, Fla. (USPS 189-9001. Reproductions of the contents of this publication in whole or in part without written permission from the publisher are prohibited. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: News-Leader, P.O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL32035. The NewsLeader may only be sold by persons or businesses authorized by the publisher or circulation director. NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS: The News-Leader assumes no financial responsibility for typographical errors in advertising. When notified promptly the part of the advertisement in which the typographical error appears will be reprinted. All adver tising is subject to the approval of the publisher The News-Leader reserves the right to correctly classify edit or delete any objectionable wording or reject the advertisement in its entirety at any time prior to scheduled publication if it is determined that the advertisement or any part thereof is contrary to the general standard of advertising acceptance. SUBSCRIPTION RA TES Mail in Nassau County . . . . . . . . . .$39.99 Mail out of Nassau County . . . . . . . . .$69.99 NEWS DEADLINES Community News: Monday, 5 p.m. Letters to the editor: Monday, 12 p.m. ChurchNotes: Monday 5 p.m. People and Places: Thursday, 3 p.m. ADVERTISING DEADLINES WEDNESDAYNEWS-LEADERFRIDAYNEWS-LEADER Classified Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m.*Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 5 p.m. Legal Notices: Friday noon N/A Retail Advertising: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 3 p.m. Monday holidays the Classified deadline wil be Friday at 5 p.m. Thefoodpantryneeds donations ofnon-perishable food items all year round. For more information, call:261-70001303 Jasmine Street, Suite 101 Fernandina Beach,FL Connecting People, Help & Hope Ronda Wilbanks, Karina V illanueva, Adult Day HealthCare member F rances Gilday and Desiree Vaupel spend time i n the herb garden at the Council on Aging in Fernandina Beach, above. Left, FSCJ student Wilbanks gives ADHC m ember Dorothy Hadlock a manicure. The students w ere spending time at the Nassau County Council on A ging to gain experience as part of their studies. SUBMITTED PHOTOS Stude nts, seniors benefit from work training program For the News-Leader Recently, Occupational Assistant students from Florida State College at Jacksonville joined the Nassau County Council on Aging team to accomplish fieldwork and garner experience towar ds their degr ee programs. During the week they spent at the Senior Life Center in Fernandina Beach they interactedw ith members of the Adult Day HealthCare ( ADHC) Program, taking part in therapeutic a nd recreational activities with the seniors. Both the seniors and the students enjoyed the time they spent together. This par tnership was an oppor t unity for the students to work as a gr oup alongside people with forms of dementia and other physical disabilities. Dementia is a group of symptomsc aused by disorders of the brain. It affects memo ry, thinking, behaviors and the ability to perf orm everyday activities and tasks. The NCCOA Adult Day HealthCare provides v arious programs for persons affected by a form o f dementia. ADHC provides a safe, social and f un-filled day of activities for the seniors and also provides much deserved and needed respite for the caregivers. If you have a senior in your household and would like to lear n more about the NCCOA adult Day Healthcare program please call 2610701 or visit I n its 40th year of serving Nassau County S eniors, the Council on Aging is a 501(c3 n onprofit agency that delivers services to Nassau County seniors in five categories including home deliver e d meals, COA T r anspor tation, In-Home Car e, and Adult Day HealthCar e while operating two senior r ecreation centers. They ar e funded by donations fr om private individu als and some government grants. WEEKLY UPDATE Pet safety tips on 4th of July The Fourth of July is one of the most stressful andp otentially dangerous times of the year for pets. While y ou and your family, friends, and neighbors are celebrating the holiday with fireworks, pets are finding these festive activities anything but celebratory. Many pet parents assume that if t heir pet is not afraid of thunder or other loud noises, they will not be bothered by fireworks. This is not necessarily true. Even pets who normally are not bothered by thunder and other loud noises are often frightened and p anicked by the cumulative effects of the fireworks, the excited voices outside and being left alone inside the house. If pets are left outside and unattended, the noise and raucousness often drive them to run away. In fact, the J uly 4th holiday is a very busy time for animal sheltersa cross the U.S. They report t aking in a higher number d ogs that run off during firew ork festivities. In addition, m any police stations log higher volumes of stray dog calls and barking complaints on July 4th compared to any other day of the year. B y taking some common s ense pr ecautions, you can h elp ensure your pet is h appy and safe today and all w eekend long. Do not take your pet to fireworks displays. Do not leave your pet alone in the car. With only hot air to breathe inside a car your pet can suf fer seri o us health effects even death i n a few short minutes. P artially opened windows do not provide sufficient air, but they do pr ovide an opportunity for your pet to be stolen. However, if your pet is most comfor table in the car some pet par ents find that driving around with their pet in the car helps toc alm their pet. Keep your pets in your h ome in a comfortable and quiet area with the shades drawn. If your pet is crate trained, then their crate is a great choice. Some animals can become destructive when frightened, so be sure that youve r emoved any items that your pet could destroy or that would be harmful to your pet if chewed. Leave a television or radio playing at normal volume to keep your pet company while youre attending Fourth of July picnics, p arades and other celebrations. If your pet seeks comfort in a bathtub, under a bed or other small space, let them. Do not try to lure them out. If the space is safe and it makes them feel more secure, let them be. Never leave pets outside unattended, even in af enced yard or on a chain. In t heir fear, pets who normally w ouldnt leave the yard may e scape and become lost, or b ecome entangled in their chain, risking injury or death. Make sure your pets are wearing identification t ags so that if they do b ecome lost, they can be r eturned promptly. Animals f ound running at-large s hould be taken to the local animal shelter, where they will have the best chance of being reunited with their owners. Heres to you and your pet having a happy and safeI ndependence Day! T is an o nline resource for pet travel and was named best pet travel site by Consumer Repor ts. Its mission is to offer resources that ensure pets ar e welcome, happy and safe while traveling. P P A A G G E E P P A A G G E E 2 Take Stock awarded 501( c)3 s t atus Take Stock in Children ( TSIC) of Nassau County, Inc. w as recently awarded status a s an independent 501(c charitable organization. Since 1997 TSIC Nassau, one of 57T ake Stock pr o grams in Florida, has pr ovided mentor ing and college scholarships to over 450 students. T ake Stock in Children of Nassau County has success f ully operated under the u mbr ella of the Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ Foundation for the past 7 years. As the lead agency, FSCJ has helped develop, guide and grow Take Stock of Nassau into one of the leaders in the statewide T ake Stock in Children network. A warding Take Stock of Nassau 501(cecognizes the gr owth of the pr ogram and should be beneficial to future development and expansion to serve even more t han the current 150 students p resently enrolled. Take Stock o f Nassau and FSCJ will con tinue their close working relationship. The T ake Stock/Nassau of fice is still located at the Betty P Cook Center at FSCJ in Y ulee, but will be housed in dif ferent offices. The addr ess is: T ake Stock in C hildren of Nassau County I nc., Florida State College Betty P. Cook Nassau Center, 76346 William Burgess Blvd., Yulee, FL 32097. Sharon Collins, executive director, can be found in her new office on campus in Bldg. 29 B101, r eached at her num ber of 548-4464 or new email at scollins@TSIC.or g. To learn more about Take Stock of Nassau you may visit their website at Nassau NAMI offers support Nassau NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a local support and advocacy group for individuals with a mental health diagnosis or sus pected diagnosis. The Nassau NAMI affiliate offers the following ser vices: Helpline: 277-1886 Bimonthly suppor t gr oup for family members/caretakers/friends of a loved one with a mental illness. These meetings ar e held on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Journey Chur ch, 95707 Amelia Concourse in Yulee. W eekly support groups for individuals with a mental health diagnosis on Fridays at 11 a.m. at the Council on Aging building, 1367 South 18th St., Fer nandina Beach (across from Baptist Medical Center Nassau). Monthly business/advocacy meetings. These meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Northeast Florida Community Action Agency 1303 Jasmine St. For information email NassauNAMIFlorida@gmail.c om or visit G rie f support ongoing Community Hospice of Nor theast Florida conducts open bereavement support gr oups wher e you can shar e with others who ar e grieving. Led by trained bereavement counselors, these sessions ar e ongoing and available to anyone who has experienced a loss. The Open Therapeutic Support Group meets the second Thursday of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Council on Aging, 1367 South 18th St. The Loss of a Spouse Suppor t Gr oup meets the four th T uesday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. at Community Hospice Nassau County Administrative Office, 96084 Victorias Place, Yulee. For more information, contact Joanne Ber nar d, LCSW at 407-6811 or visit


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 3A F RIDAY J ULY 4, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CCR#BARCODE#SERIAL#DESCRIPTION 20130050203115839370634QTOSHIBA LAPTOP 20140280103573932323YELLOW DEWALT TABLE SAW 201400960034532B18102BERETTA, STAMPEDE 45 CALIBER REVOLVER 200908257J1021519543EZ-GO GOLFCARTNOTICE OF FOUND PROPERTY HELD AT THE OFFICE OF THE NASSAU COUNTY SHERIFF NASSAU COUNTY YULEE, FLORIDAThe below listed found property designated as such by Florida Statute 705.103 shall be declared forfeited to the County unless claimed within 90 days from July 2, 2014. Persons claiming such property must file a written claim with sufficient proof of rightful ownership and Drivers License or Picture ID. This information must be delivered to the Nassau County Sheriffs Office Property and Evidence Facility located at 76001 Bobby Moore Circle, Nassau County, Yulee Florida. No later than the 90th day as required by Florida State Statute 705.103, in order to claim the property. WELCOMESDr.Steven A. Garrett1947 Citrona Dr. Fernandina Beach, FL 904-261-7181 A pedestrian was killed Wednesday night w hen he was struck by a semi truck while w alking in the roadway of US 1 in Hilliard. T he pedestrian s name was not released but he was identified as a 27-year-old Macclenny man. The Florida Highway Patr ol said the acci dent occurred about 11:30 p.m. when the northb ound semi, driven by Robert Scott Bowen, 4 0, of Bowdon, Ga., struck the northbound p edestrian who was walking in the middle of the right travel lane in front of the traffic. The front of the truck struck the pedestrian, knocking him onto the right shoulder of US 1. ere going to have hearses come in there and kids have to see that? said Mary Lou Thomas, 52. No, not here. This is a residential area. And besides that, our land values would go d own. T homas attended a pr elimi nary meeting for the project Tuesday morning that Miner had requested with county officials. Thomas attended with her husband and thr ee other neighbors. They came ford etails. D esign r eview committee m eetings are an opportunity for developers to spell out their plans to the county. They are scheduled to inform developers about coder estrictions and ordinances. The idea is to outline requirem ents before developers sink t ime and money into a plan that w ould never be OKd by the county. Representatives from growth management, building, engineering, fir e r escue and 91-1 mapping departments attended. The health department should have been there b ut officials said that a repres entative was unable to attend. Miner brought his wife, Kimberly, 24, and the engineer he hired to develop the plan. T he meetings are open to t he public, but the public cant m ake comments. N eighbors sat on the sidel ines and spoke with the N ewsL eader a fter the meeting. What if that propane tank accidentally explodes? It holds like 2,000 gallons of propane, said Thomas. Miners proposal called for a 1,000-gallon tank. But that w asn t the only concer n neigh b ors had. Thomas s husband wor ried about around-theclock operations. They have lived on the street for 10 years and dont want commercial development. ou cant burn one person a nd make money, said Patrick T homas, 56. The fur nace w ould have to r u n just about all the time. His neighbor, George Geiger, agreed. He attended the meeting with his wife, Vivian, 73. The couple has lived on the street for 40 years and o wns 40 acres in the surr ounding area. Theres not enough bodies here that need to be burnt, said Geiger. You know hedb e bringing bodies out of J acksonville. N ot just Jacksonville, but a ll over Northeast Florida, said M iner He plans to contract crem ation services with funeral homes and not the general public. In a phone interview on Wednesday, Miner said that buying or leasing another property location would add to hisi nvestment, which he put at $ 179,000. He expects to have five employees. Its more money than I was hoping to spend initially and it might take more time to get going, said Miner. But Im going to find a commercialp iece of property thats away f r om any houses. Ive alr eady s poken with a man this mor n ing who has two acres on 17. Wish me luck. P ede strian killed in Hilliard MARY MAGUIRE/NEWS-LEADER Neighbors are opposed to a proposed crematorium in their Yulee neighborhood. YULEE Continued from 1A the report said. The girl also admitted the relationship continued beyond her graduation from high s chool in May. According to the report, W right admitted having one sexual encounter while she was 1 7 years old. He was then charged with a sex offense involving a minor and was in custody at Nassau County Jail for two days until posting bond. Wright, of 23461 Flora Parke Blvd., has been a TV production and digital design teacher at Fernandina Beach High School for the past two years, and form erly taught at Hilliard High School, according to the report. H is predecessor, Turner, was sentenced to seven years i n prison in September 2010 and ordered to register as a sex offender after pleading guilty to a charge of unlawful sex with a minor stemming from a relationship with a student t hat began when she was around 15. Turner was arreste d in 2009 when he was an FBHS journalism teacher and n ewspaper and yearbook advisor. TEACHER Continued from 1A electronic double doors, though a monument sign is coming, says a spokesperson. Ponder-Stansel said she asked Bill Warner to lunch to tell him about the tribute, which a spokesperson said took place two months ago. The Warners have donated more than $2 million to Community Hospice over the years through the Concours dElegance Foundation. Bill Warner started the annual classic car show. P onder-Stansel, said that Bill and his wife Jane have earneda place in high heaven for their s upport. B ill Warner offered brief and modest remarks to the small group of people who gathered for the event. e feel moved by it, said Warner. The Warners are also the l argest single donors to other c haritable organizations, includi ng Micahs Place womens shelter and spina bifida r esearch. Warner said the couples granddaughter has the disease, and that his wife could not attend the day s event because she was attending a spina bifida medical confer ence in C alifor nia. B aptist Medical Center N assau President Stephen Lee also spoke from the podium. Most of us have had personal experiences with hos pice, said Lee, noting before the event that his sister who died fr om br east cancer two y ears ago r eceived hospice c are, and so did an in-law. My sister was a patient for eight days, said Lee. According to industry numbers, that s about the nor m Lee urges people to call sooner, but for now he wants them to know that transfer ring a patient fr om the hospital to hospice would b e seamless. They simply go down the hall or home. The care center is located on the first floor of a newly built three-story office building and connected to the hospital by a cover ed hallway W ithout this structure, Lee said the hospital w ould be legally required to s end patients to the facility by a mbulance, even if the ride would only circle the parking lot. So thats a very important feature, said Lee. Patients must be dischar ged from the hospital before being admitted to hospice. Then, they can be wheeled in a chair orb ed for the move. Staff will include three doctors contracted from Baptist Nassau, including Dr. Peter Harding, Dr. Matthew Castner and Dr Robert Wilson. The nurse manager is Channey Radford, who will split his time at the organizations c are center at St. Vincents M edical Center in Jacksonville. H e said two nurses will be assigned to each 12-hour s hift. During the public tour, there was a lot of oohing and aahing. I think this whole place is beautiful, said Sam Fallin. He is a member of Amelia Cruizers car club and lives on AmeliaI sland. People need to learn about hospice. It is as close to being at home as you can get and you can expect the people at hospice to tr eat you like family HOSPICE Continued from 1A One of the conditions of Wrights release was t hat he have no contact with the victim. A A c c a a r r i i n n g g p p l l a a c c e e The new Community Hospice Jane and Bill Warner Center for Caring at Baptist Medical Center Nassau is family friendly. A long with the patient bed, there is upholstered seating, a built-in desk, flat-screen television, refrigerator, closet and priv ate bathroom complete with a small curtained shower in every room. The furniture, flooring and trim work is a deep honeymaple, while the upholstery, walls and window treatments are colored in leafy greens or sandy browns. The overall effect is calm and soothing. The design also makes the most of every square inch of space, and it would not be surprising to learn that the person charged with the interiors has spent time in a motor home. E ach room has a bench that pops up to create a table and two seats and then flips over to become a bed. USB ports a re tucked into the configuration. T here is a special patient room that contains air flow for p eople with auto-immune diseases, and a bariatric room to a ccommodate obese patients. The door to this room is wider and so are the seats. The bed can support up to 1,000 pounds. Despite the homey atmosphere, there are reminders that this is a medical facility, including a call bell for the nurses station and a bright light on the ceiling that is centered over the patients pillow (a sleep mask might come in handy duri ng the doctors exam). T here are communal rooms to meet, think and eat. There i s also a computer and washer and dryer for patients and families to use. WiFi is available throughout the center. Family pets are welcome to visit but they cant stay overnight. e had someone who wanted to see their horse and we made arrangements, said Dr Leslie Stevens, the centers interim chief medical of ficer. W hoa. You allowed a horse came inside? No, no, no. Not inside. At the window , said Dr Stevens. T here are big windows in each room and while people can see out, there is a protective coating on the glass to keep people from seeing in. This is important because theres a brick pathway hugging the building. keeping, Internet and phone ser vice, plant dcor and others. City police and fire departments will most likely get involved for traffic control, and 75-100 additional parking spaces would be needed, with more on the day of the auction. Concierge services may also be used to point guests toward the best places to go locally for meals, entertainment and lodging. Bonhams representatives said they chose the city golf course because of its central location, its visibility fr om the Amelia Island Parkway and easy airport access. e like the syner gy of the Fernandina Beach Golf Club, r epresentative Mark Osborne said. We like that you can see it fr om the road, and we like the lush greens and clubhouse ... we wouldn t have to re-invent the wheel to set up operations. Our reach is truly global and we hope to make Amelia Island part of our global family Osborne said. This is not a 1,000-car auction or a rodeo, said representative Ruper t Banner W e would have 80 to 100 cars of high value, and we would chaper one clients into and out of the event. Were looking to place the auction Thursday at the start of the Concours. This is an opportunity to r edefine the golf course, Mayor Ed Boner said. It was in a decline. City Manager Joe Ger rity said at the meeting he would star t working on a special events permit for the auction company According to the presentation, Bonhams was founded in London in 1793 and operates 60 offices and salesrooms in the UK, the Netherlands, Australia, Hong Kong, Canada and the United States. Bonhams holds over 600 auctions per year in many col lectible categories. Other auto auctions held in the U.S. include a Januar y event in Scottsdale, Ariz., and an August auction at the Quail Lodge Golf Club in Carmel, Calif. Other auction companies use the facilities of The RitzCarlton, Amelia Island and Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resor t during the Concours dElegance. CITY Continued from 1A


To suggest someone has a servants heart is considered a great compliment b y most. At the root of our life experiences from maternity ward to funeral h ome is service. As much as I like to take pride in the sales profession, at the end of the day, selling is a service. We are evolving into more of a service economy. Manufacturing, the service of physically creating product, has shrunk as a percentage of our countrys j ob base. It has become more automated and efficient, requiring less bodies. A p arallel to this is farming. In the year 1900, 50 percent of the American population lived on something considered a farm. In 2014, several generations later, farming is accomplished by 2 percent of Americans. That almost seems a little sad in a way, but illustrates that industries evolve. Consolidation happened to farming, a s it has to so many industries, including auto dealerships. The constant from 1900 until today is service. They that provide the best service will survive. What do people want? For their needs to be listened to and understood. For a person or team to execute the service they d esire. For the cost and timeline to be as s uggested, or better. Am I missing anything? Granted, that may seem simplistic, but there is an acronym k-i-s-s about keeping things s imple. The economy is a djusting to more service jobs, many of which dont pay as well at entry level. More Americans are now back to work, but for less money. Wages are purchasing power, and consumers drive the U.S. economy. The ability for us to sustain a meaningful recovery is wage growth in the broad economy. It can be done in an i ncreasing service-oriented world. It is a great time to start a business and provide the company that delivers service. You can make a product and be in the service business. A restaurant is an example. Human interaction is necessary in any business and is where service is communicated. We need to adapt t o the economy of 2014 and find a way to serve our fellow man. F or those curious about the onset of construction at the dealership, it is slated for this month. There will be an entirely repaved lot, regraded, with new lighting. Part of the existing facility will be demolished to allow for a doubling of our service bays and a much bigger s howroom. Lying in bed this morning, thinking about the pending product b rought me to the service topic this week. Why am I doing this? To providea better service for current and future customers to buy and maintain their vehicles. Todays consumers demand more and that will only increase. The companies, big and small, that figure out the service component, will win. Have a g ood week. Rick Keffer owns and operates Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Yulee. 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Since 2001, Domestic Designs has met the roofing needs for new and existing homeowners and commercial businesses in Nassau, Duval, St. Johns, Clay and Baker counties. The companys 5 crews install shingle, metal, tile and flat roofs as well as provide inspection, repair,additional installation and cleaning services for both residential and commercial customers. Afull service company,Domestic Designs works with homeowners and builders everyday to provide the highest quality,warranted roofing services at the lowest costs and least inconvenience. Everyones needs are different. I enjoy working with individual homeowners and builders to solve their specific problems and meet their needs. I understand that any type of home or business construction can be challenging so it is our goal to provide every client with the most cost effective and least intrusive solutions. In todays fast-paced and economically challenging environment, you cannot expect anything less, said Boyd. The company offers a wide variety of products including GAF/Elk, CertainTeed, Owens-Corning, Monier, Hanson and American Tile, all of whom offer a complete line of warranties. With recent changes to the state of Floridas wind mitigation roofing requirements, there are many new savings opportunities for residential and commercial owners. We offer clients several roofing options to save money on their homeownersand wind insurance policies, said Boyd. We work closely with local insurance agents and have seen that many owners today are unaware of the savings opportunities available to them through policy discounts related to roofing m odifications. We can evaluate, with owners, their individual needs and available options. Additionally, Domestic Designs partners with a certified solar technology and installation firm to provide energy efficient roofing solutions that reduce your carbon footprint and utility expense. 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He will also assist Robinson in overseeing the Florida Association of Counties by directing policy, advocacy and administration. They will focus on preserving a nd protecting home rule and will remain committed to k eeping services local. Holloway is the first commissioner from Nassau County to serve as presidentelect. The Florida Association of Counties is governed by a b oard of directors comprised of one county commissioner from each state senate district ( 40); five executive officers; six county commissioners a ppointed at large with no more than three of the six f rom counties with a population of 75,000 or more; and the past presidents of the FAC. The Florida Association of Counties is a nonprofit associa tion representing the diverse interests of Floridas 67 count ies. FAC helps counties effectively serve and representF loridians by strengthening and preserving county home r ule through advocacy, education and collaboration. M M e e e e t t t t h h e e c c a a n n d d i i d d a a t t e e s s The Greater Nassau C ounty Chamber of Commerce is hosting a patriotic-t hemed luncheon on July 10 at noon at the Pig Bar-B-Q in C allahan for a Meet the Candidates Lunch & Learn. Cost is $15 and the meeting is open to the public.


MARY MAGUIRE News-Leader The next time you pass the front door of the Nassau County Courthouse in downtown Fer nandina Beach, look u p. There is a pretty secondf loor balcony and if you see a w oman gazing down at Centr e Street, it is likely to be Judge Suzanne Bass, Nassau Countys first female judge. She started work in May, after serving the Fourth Judicial Cir cuit in Duval County Its a gorgeous view and I t ry to get out here when I can, b ut I walked into a busy case load, said Bass. Judge Bass was assigned in April to hear civil cases in the county, though on Wednesday mor nings she travels to the Rober t M. Foster Justice C enter in Yulee to hear juven ile cases. I haven t had a jur y trial yet, but I have had several bench trials, said Bass. I just had a bench trial this week. What was the case about? A contract case. W e do a g ood number of them. I had s cheduled the trial for two days. I t took one, said Bass. W e e working our way thr o ugh. The News-Leader caught up the judge on June 27 to ask how she is settling in to the job. Great. I love it here, said Bass. I am pleased that local attor neys have been pr epar ed for court, and friendly, said B ass. S he said that people have g iven her tips on the best places t o fish, tips on tasty r e staurants and small gifts with a local theme. Bass said she has been advised to hir e a fishing guide for her first trip out, that she has eaten at The HappyT omato, Ciao and Peppers and t hat she is becoming a regular a t the Marina r e staurant. She said local attorney Dan McCranie gave her some nautical char ts. Bass and her judicial assis tant Kathy Fristrom work out of a suite of of fices on the build ings second floor. T he space is architecturally b eautiful with tall windows and carved wood trim. The office, said Bass, came with a lar ge wooden desk, tra ditional r ug and leather sofa. It is a masculine look, but Bass has br ought in softer personal touches, including paintings (the judge hung an original m ultmedia piece that at first g lance looks like a simple painti ng of the Jacksonville skyline, b ut in detail showcases the judges campaign literature and news accounts of her election to the bench two years ago), pil lows and a brass desk lamp with fish, that look like bass. The offices overlook Centre S treet, though a key card is n eeded to access the balcony. A s mall kitchen is steps away and it leads to the judicial chambers. Thats where the judge hears bench trials. The chambers lead to the courtroom. It is a large, brightr oom with tall windows, wood furniture and carved details on r ailings and trim. The judges b ench is best described as majestic. The pictures are all former judges, said Bass. That s (the late) Doc Bur gess. The pictures are also all of men. For now MARY MAGUIRE News-Leader T he restroom building at P eters Point is sinking and r e pairs ar e planned to star t later this month, accor ding to Nassau County s Facilities Maintenance Department. One end is going down and the other is going up, said Dir ector Bob Knott. T he result, said Knott, is stress fractures throughout the structure. ou cant see them on the outside of the building because of the coquina covering, but you will see them inside, said Knott. This is an equal opportunity pr oblem because Knott said that, Yes, the cracks are evident in both the womens and men s r estroom. Despite the problems, Knott said the building is safe to use and will r emain open until r epairs ar e made. He put the repair cost at $21,850. T he work will include masonry repair, painting and new coquina on the building s interior New fixtur es? e replaced the fixtures not that long ago, so we dont need to do that, said Knott. He said the trouble was first spotted six months ago during a routine inspection and since then he has been monitoring the situation. I wanted to see if this is something that occurred because of settling and stopped, or if it was progressing, said Knott. It s pr ogressing. Knott said there is a twoinch crack between the base of the building and the sidewalk. eve got a company called Ramjack coming to liftt he structure so we can pour a new foundation, said Knott. Just to be clear the building is safe to use, yes? es. Public safety is always the primar y concern, said Knott. I consider the responsibility of facilities maintenance to be no different than fire rescue or the sherif f. Our first job is to keep people safe and secur e. mmaguir e@f CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5A F RIDAY J ULY 4, 2014 NEWS News-Leader For the past 16 years I have had the privilege to serve as your optometrist and take care of your vision and eye health care needs. The success of my practice has been a result of the trust you have instilled in me. It has been a trust I appreciate and have taken very seriously. Upon deciding to return to SW Florida I have spent a great deal of time finding the right optometrist to serve as my replacement. I had to find a Doctor who I felt was talented and caring and the perfect match for the position and practice. I am pleased to introduce Dr. Jerry Koss, who will assume the duties of my practice as of today. He will be taking over at our present location and my wonderful staff will remain to assist in the transition and your continued care. All patient records will remain here under Dr.Koss's care. Isincerely appreciate the support and confidence you have bestowed on me throughout the years by allowing me to be your optometrist. Dr. Koss will take good care of your future vision health. Having found the right doctor allows me to leave knowing you are in good hands. Please join with my loyal staff in welcoming Dr. Koss. Sincerely Jay Crump O.D.,P.A.Dr. Jay Crump Why be near, when you can be here! 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P e ters Point restroom re p airs slat ed to be gin Gorgeous view, busy caseloa for Nassaus first female judge MARY MAGUIRE/NEWS-LEADER J udge Suzanne Bass in her second-floor office at the Nassau County Courthouse on C entr e Street in Fernandina Beach.


6 A CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F rom a number of artic les and opinion pieces recently publ ished, it is clear that there is confusion over the difference between pure privatization and a management services contract. The city has n ot privatized the operations of either the marina or theg olf course, but has entered into a management services ( outsourcing) contract with Westrec and Billy Casper Golf Management respectively. Under a pure privatization agreement, the awarded company assumes full ownership of the property, equipment a nd operations including all debt and liabilities in e xchange for a payment to the municipality. This is somewhat like the city has done with regard to its waste management service through its agreement with Advanced Disposal (Stateline U nder a management services structure, there is a c ompetitive bid process resulting in the award of a contract for operating thes ervice including all personn el and operating expenses; but existing debt, property, equipment and facility ownership remain with the municipality. In addition to the cityc ontinuing to pay the normal operating expenses of the o peration, the company is p aid a management fee. The expected benefits of a management services contract a re several: the companyw ill bring strong exper ienced management at the local and corporate level; o perating expenses will be lower through increased effic iencies such as national buying power without sacrificing s ervice levels; and, they will be able to generate additional revenue for the facility through the use of proven customer loyalty and marketing programs. During the Request for Proposal process for both the m arina and golf course, respondents were able to prop ose either a management and/or privatization option. In the case of the golf course, all the responses received were only for the management option. In the case of the marina, there was one response for a management contracta nd one for the privatization option. In the case of the marin a, the evaluation committee r ecommended that the mana gement contract was the best o ption for the city taking into account a number of factors including experience and financial stability/capacity. Even in the privatization proposal, the bidder was only willing to assume a maximum d redging expense of $25,000. While I strongly agree that t he city should be run in an efficient manner, I disagree w ith statements that some have voiced that the marinas condition has deteriorated s ince being managed by Westrec. Joe Springer and the W estrec folks have done an exceptional job over the last f our years in improving and marketing the marina to the point where it has become a desired destination for transient boaters those customers that generate the highest profit margin. As proof, you only need to remember that the Marine Trawlers O wners Association selected the marina as the site for their n ational rendezvous for an unprecedented three years in a row. Then there is the news that Fernandina was named in Yachting Magazines Top 50 Towns where the marinas proximity the downtown historic district was noted as ad istinguishing factor. The primary financial problems with t he marina are the outside the c ontr ol of Westrec or any o perator the debt service for dredging and major repairs that existed befor e they took over and the expenses associated with the ongoing need for major dredging operations. Erase the pre-existing d ebt service and the marina w ould be generating a net p rofit of $250,000-$300,000 a year. In fact, the marina has actually been r e ducing the overall amount of its debt since Westrec assumed responsibility. Former mayor/commissioner, but eternal optimist, R on Sapp frequently mentions the city not following the ATM plan that would have minimized the dredging requirements of the marina. While the plan was a solid one from an engineering standpoint, the reality is that the plan was dependent upon the c itys ability to relocate most of the docks south of Bretts (in the mudflat that requires most of the constant dredging) to the northern side in waters not controlled by the city. Efforts by then city manager Bob Mearns to secure a reasonable financial agreement for the riparian rights to that area did not succeed. For that reason the city had to r esort to the Boaters Improvement Grant Program( Big P) plan that retained m ost of the existing footprint o f the marina and did little to mitigate the dredging issues the marina still faces today. As to the golf course, Billy Casper Golf Management (BCGM ont before signing their contractw hat others had been saying f or years the course and f acility faced a number of major issues that could only be solved through major capital impr ovement pr o jects expenses the golf course could not incur as it was alr eady operating at a loss b ack in 2009 due to its annual debt service cost of almost $ 250,000 related to a much needed irrigation system overhaul and the construction of the clubhouse. I certainly dont have the knowledge of biology, chemistry, plant pathology and entomology necessary to speak to whether poor turf management pract ices resulted in the turf problems last year; but it is clear there was a deterioration in the condition of the course. But to place full blame on BCG seemed to be unfair. One only needed to look to the poor condition of the very exclusive Quail Hollow Golf Course in Charlotte, N.C., that hosted the PGA tournament in early May. This is a course that is consider ed a premier course and spendsm illions of dollars on course m aintenance. One PGA superi ntendent opined that the Quail Hollow and other courses in the Southeast hada bad transition from winter grass to summer grass with the pr oblems usually weather/environment related andh ard to control. While I unders tand the golfer playing a r ound today only cares about the condition of the course while they are playing and not what it will be months fr om now one must also under stand the overall issues impacting the quality of thec ourse didnt happen o vernight and will not be remedied overnight. To their credit, BCG has worked under severe budget constraints to make vast improvements to the layout of the course and to set into place b enefits such as increased water retention capacity fori rrigation and improved greens that will not be reali zed for several years. It has been encouraging to hear of the improving conditions at t he course. As the BCGM representatives recently stated, t he city course will probably never reach the playability c onditions of the semi-private courses in the area, but then the fees for the city course reflect that condition. I am sure the operators of the other semi-private courses in the area would like nothing better than to see the city close its courses to remove t hat competitive pricing factor. B oth the marina and the golf course have long-term infrastructure issues that need to be carefully examined in order to establish a reasonable level of expectations as to the overall condition of the facilities versus its profitabili-t y, or lack thereof. Even if the city were to remove all the e xisting debt from the marina a nd golf course enterprise f unds, the dredging issue for the marina and the capital funds necessar y to rebuild tee boxes and greens at the golf course remain as major financial obstacles. City commissioners, past and present, h ave been kicking these two c ans down the str eet for quite s ome time. There is no magical overnight solution and the sooner the pr o blems ar e addr essed, the better Dave Lott is a former interim city manager of Fernandina Beach. VIEWPOINT / D AVE L OTT / A TLANTA Marina, golf course no easy solutions F RIDAY J ULY 4, 2014 OPINION News-Leader I disagree with statements that the marina condition has deteriorated since being m anaged by Westrec. . As to the golf course, B illy Casper Golf Management stated u pfront that the course faced a number of m ajor issues that could only be solved through m ajor capital improvement projects. Lott Thank you to Steve Leimberg, for photo, and the News-Leader for printing this ad. NL/PSA


G G o o l l f f c c o o u u r r s s e e W hile I respect the job Johnny Miller is doing on the city commission, I feel I need to expr e ss my disappointment with his comments in the lead article in the News-Leader (June 27). He states in regard to the golf course, I am wondering if we need a g olf course at all. Then follows with What service are we actually providi ng? I am not sure why he is asking such questions rhetorically instead of asking those of us who use the golf course. In r esponse to Mr Miller s com ments I would like to point out that t he golf club is just one of many recrea tion facilities sponsor ed by the city. W e have tennis courts, swimming pools, ballparks, playgrounds, recreation center on Atlantic, MLK r e cr e ation center Peck Center and I have probably missed some. I rarely use any of these except for the golf course. As a member of the golf course I often play there three or more times weekly. Normally I walk with other memberf riends, and then enjoy a beer at the snack bar afterwards. My point is this: for me and my friends, most of whom ar e senior citizens and city residents and pay the exorbitant city taxes, use this facility for r ecr eation, exer c ise and camaraderie, just as younger families use the parks, playgrounds and ball fields. Senior citizens represent a sig-n ificant portion of the citys population and deserve a recreation facility just as do the youngsters. Also fr o m a tax payers perspective, I would guess that those who use the golf course, both young adults and senior citizens alike, contribute substantially more on average to the city tax base than citizens who primarily use other r ecreation d epar tment facilities. A lthough the golf course is one of many r e creational facilities, for some reason it is the only one which is deemed to require self-sufficiency financially. If it must be considered from a business perspective, then accounting for income and expenses must be reasonable. The primary problem lies in charging the debt service on the clubhouse to golf course operations. If it were not for this debt service expense, the golf club operations would at least br eak even. Why is the clubhouse debt charged against golf course operations? Other than physically r esiding on the golf course premises and housing the small pro shop, it has nothing to do with golf course operations. In addition to being an eating establishment it is primarily used by organizations such as Kiwanis,Rotar y Lions, Militar y Of ficers Association, Newcomers and other groups, to include ladies playing bridge. It is also used for special events, such as wedding receptions, birthday p arties, banquets, reunions and other f unctions. None of these have anything t o do with golf course operations. The clubhouse facility is no different from the Peck Center, Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center, MLK Recreation Center or other facilities sponsored by the city, so its expenses should be treated in like manner. In r esponse to Mr Miller s quest ions, the Fernandina Beach Golf Club p rovides significant contributions to t he city. Not only does it provide recreation services to taxpaying citizens, it pr o vides an incentive to visitors to come to our city to play golf. I personally know many snowbirds who come her e annually primarily to play golf at FBGC, because of the r easonable p rices and friendly environment. This i s probably the finest recreation servi ce and public facility the city has to offer its residents and guests alike. We should not be shortsighted regarding its future. In conclusion, senior citizens deser ve a r ecr e ation facility just as jun ior citizens need ball fields, swimming p ools and playgrounds. However, if y ou must consider the golf course from a business perspective, remove the clubhouse debt from its operational expense, and treat it like the other general use facilities sponsored by the city. Another approach would be to lease the clubhouse to a r estaurateur and let them charge rent for the pro shop space. The income fr om the lease c ould then be used to pay the debt s ervice, and golf course operations w ould become financially viable. Paul Booton Fernandina Beach I I r r a a q q I wish that Ron Pauls opening statement regarding the late General Bill Odom would have included exactly how the general would have dealt with Saddam Hussein and Iraq (June 27 would also have been inter esting to hear his opinion on what he would have suggested about a nuclear-armed Iran, although ther e is no pr oof that they possess such, or are attempting to produce, a nuclear device. Better yet, what would President Ron Paul do, or have done? The larger issue is that the United States militar y can win any conflict it is assigned, but only if it is not hampered by the idiots in W ashington. W e could have been mor e successful in the Korean conflict, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, but for the meddling and interference of our politicians. Any person, except a politician, can easily understand this! Putting it into perspective, Mr Paul would probably be less effective treating a patient if he was r e quired to start the pr ocedure with one hand tied b ehind his back, and during the pr ocedur e one eye was cover ed, then the other eye and then his free fingers wer e taped together The only reason it would be necessary to return to Iraq is to clean up the mess caused by this administra tion, which is probably impossible now with the usual half-hear ted enthusiasm and support of this president. But again, politics makes it necessary for him to appear to address the problem, unfor tunately at the risk of mor e American lives! Even Poland now says they can no longer tr ust our suppor t. However the issue of these fanatics needs to be faced, sooner or later, preferably before the burka is required dress for all American women. Again, the question is what would President Ron Paul do if he were in char ge? Steve Zercher Fer nandina Beach E E v v a a c c u u a a t t i i o o n n p p l l a a n n I read the lengthy article by Mary M aguir e in the June 25 N ews-Leader a bout Stor m coming. 17-35 hours to evacuate all. It was extr emely informative. We are all aware of the length of time it takes on the highway out of the island. Has anyone ever thought of asking CSX trains to be part of our evacuation? Folks could be picked up by those white buses I see around town run by the older American center. Special needs people who register with the local health department couldr egis ter their cell phones and bus driv ers could notify each that they are on their way to transpor t them to a local stop where the train personnel could use a ladder to assist people into those box cars. People could be told to carry a cushion or pillow to sit on and it would take no time to get to Hilliard where again buses could be used to take special needs folks to the Hilliar d Middle Senior High School and to safety! I wonder wh y CSX executives have not considered helping out? It would be wonderful public relations for them and what a godsend for all the dedicated volunteers and Red Cr oss per sonnel during such a disaster and it would be another exit for us. Helene Scott F er nandina Beach COMMUNITY THANKS P P e e c c k k L L i i b b r r a a r r y y The Peck Community Center Librar y would like to thank the community and the various churches for their support of the recent projects (Fashion Fantasy, An Evening of Elegance, and the Applebee s fundraising breakfast) to support the Peck Community Center Librar y Y our kindness, cooperation and generosity are most appreciated. Thank you! Thank you! Please consider becoming one of our volunteers here at the PCCL. For more information call Mrs. Charles Alber t at 261-4113. Ernie Albert Fer nandina Beach VOICE OF THE PEOPLE T his week Americans will enjoy Independence Day with family cookouts andf ireworks. Flags will be displayed in abundance. Sadly, however, what should be a celeb ration of the courage of those who risked so much to oppose tyranny will instead be turned into a celebration of government, not liberty. The mainstream media and opportunistic politicians have turned Independence Day into t he opposite of what was intended. The idea of opposing by force if necessary a tyrannical government has been turned into a celebration of tyrannical government i tself! The evidence is all around us. How would the signers of the Declaration of Independence have viewed, for example, the Obama Administrations drone memo, finally r eleased last week, which claims to justify the presidents killing American citizens withoutc harge, judge, jury or oversight? Is this not a tyranny similar to that which our Founders o pposed? And was such power concentrated in one branch of government not what inspired the rebellion against the English king in the first place? The drone memo, released after an ACLU f reedom of information request, purports to establish the president alone as the arbiter ofw ho is or is not a terrorist subject to execution by the U.S. government. There is no due p rocess involved, just the determination of the president. Thus far the only American citizens killed by the president are Anwar al-Awlaki and his teenaged son, but the precedent has been established, according to the memo, that the president has the authority to kill Americans h e believes are terrorists. Even the New York Times which generally b acks whatever U.S. administration is in power, is troubled by the White Houses legal justificat ion to claim the authority to kill Americans. A Times editorial last week concluded that ... the memo turns out to be a slapdash pastiche of legal theories some based on obscure interpretations of British and Israeli law that was c learly tailored to the desired result. I agree with the New York Times conclusion t hat, (T long to be released, and more documents must b e made public. The public is still in the dark on too many vital questions. Coincidentally, in addition to the drone memo released last week, a broader study of the U.S. use of drones was also released by the S timson Center. The study, co-chaired by Gen. J ohn Abizaid, former U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM, concluded that con-t rary to claims that drones help prevent wider conflicts by targeting specific individuals, the u se of drones may create a slippery slope leading to continual or wider wars. In fact, the study concluded, the use of drones overseas is likely counterproductive. Civilian casualties, even if relatively few, can a nger whole communities, increase anti-U.S. sentiment and become a potent recruiting toolf or terrorist organizations, the study found. Seven years ago I wrote in an Independence D ay column: Only the safeguards and limitations that are enshrined in a constitutionally limited republic can prohibit a nation from lurching toward empire ... I hope every person who r eads or hears this will take the time to go back and read the Declaration ofI ndependence. Only by recapturing the spirit of independence can we ensure our governm ent never resembles the one from which the American States declared their separation. On Independence Day we should remember the spirit of rebellion against tyranny that inspired our Founding Fathers to set out our e xperiment in liberty. We should ourselves celebrate and continue that struggle if we are tok eep our republic. Ron Paul is a former Congressman and P residential candidate. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 7A F RIDAY J ULY 4, 2014 OPINION News-Leader VIEWPOINT / R ON P AUL / F ORMER M EMBEROF C ONGRESS Oppose tyranny this holiday ADAM ZYGLIS/THE BUFF ALO NEWS F LORIDA S O LDEST W EEKLY N EWSPAPER E STABLISHEDIN 1854 The News-Leader is published with pride weekly for the people of Nassau County by Community Newspapers, Inc., Athens, Georgia. 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C OMMUNITY CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F R IDAY J U LY 4 2014 / N E WS L E ADER 8 A Real understanding comes from God W ho endowed the heart with w isdom or gave understanding to the mind? It is aq uestion God asked Job. A question we should ask ourselves daily, e specially when we become inflated in our egos and puffed up with our academic achievements. We have no challenge at all with self-worth and improving our lot in life by acquiring education as long as we evaluate where these things originate and keep them in their p roper place. No school or training center in the w orld can enable us to discern and view wisely situations that surface in life and need to be attended to. Real understanding comes from God. No one can skillfully teach apart from personally understanding what we are to impart to others. W e have listened to experts discussing their area of expertise and have k nown immediately that they were clueless about their subject. Contrarily, we have witnessed a seeming little nobody from nowhere open up his mouth and u tter a few words that turn on the right s witch for everyone. The difference is one h as understanding on a mental level; the other has wisdom which includes being wise in mind, word a nd action. Understanding is g ood and has its place but it may not be in harmony with our deeds. Wisdom proceeds from the inward part and will always flow with the mind, and our words and actions will agree.T here is never a cause for confusion. When we operate in wisdom; we dont t hink one thing and say another. Wisdom is God-inspired because He makes all our thoughts and words and our actions compliment each other. He receives the glory. God also asked Job, Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without k nowledge? Which is an excellent question because unless and until we s hare words we know about, not just know of, the counsel of God is unclear t o us. We ask God to help us perceive the risk involved in being used to dim or darken the understanding of those we are sent to enlighten. We should no longer neglect to impact our plan and p urpose because of words that are not in harmony with our minds and our a ctions. He gives us understanding but He also gives us wisdom. The family of Sis. Nora Lee expresses their sincere appreciation for all acts of kindness shown to them during their hours of bereavement, and pray Gods blessings upon each of you. B irthday wishes to Melvin Benjamin II, Arridean Albertie, Edna Steeple, R ichard Cook, Sandra Sanders, George Raysor, Rev. Benjamin Dixon, Min. Earl Alberta, Tontyana Johns, Kim Hopson, Monique Ferguson, Iris Rainey, Lamonte Cribb, Lamar Rainey, Patricia Johnson, Sebrina Smith-Henry and Sis. Eleanor Simmons. NOW AND THEN Maybelle Kirkland CAMPUS NOTES n Katie Deborah Baranek of Fer nandina Beach recently graduated from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va., with a J.D. degree. n Megan Manzie, daughter of Michael and Catherine Manzie of Fer nandina Beach, has graduated magna cum laude fr om the University of Florida with a doctor of veteri nary medicine. Dr. Manzie has accepted a position at East Carolina University V eterinar y Ser vice in Gr eenville, N.C. n Casey Dotson, a com puter science major and resident of Fernandina Beach, was among the students from Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne named to the dean s list for the spring 2014 semester. T o be included on the dean s list, a student must complete 12 or more graded credits in a semester with a semester grade point average of at least 3.4. 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If you feel constrained by the circumstances of your life and yet those circumstances are largely your own creations, then you have indeed built yourself aprison. Henry David Thoreau writes about those who have forged their own golden or silver fetters, accumulating wealth and property to the point wherethey are literally enslaved to it. He reminds us that A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. And aman is free in the same proportion. The ultimate freedom is to have the liberty of mind and spirit to do as one would choose, free of duress or external control. Most adults live life free of external control, and yet we feel constrained by the circumstances of our lives. Wemust toil and work like slaves because we have allowed materialism to become our master.Weareslaves to our appetites and desires because we have allowed hedonism to become our master. And we are imprisoned by our own minds because we fail to see that there are other ways to think and live. The Sufi poet Rumi asks Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open? The answer can only be that it is a prison of our own choosing. Christopher Simon The Door is Open I t is that time again and the Coalition for the R eduction/Elimination of Ethnic Disparities in Health (CREED munity to help provide school supplies for this years back to s chool event set for Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the P eck Center, 516 South 10th St. CREED will provide free school physicals from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. to students in kindergarten through grade 12 who are making their initial entryi nto a Florida school. For students transferring t o a Florida school from another state, a physical completed within one year is acceptable if completed on a form comparable to Floridas standardized School Exam Form (DH3040ts physicals also are provided. School supplies needed i nclude wide-rule notebook paper and composition books, college rule notebook paper and composition books, pens and pencils, crayons, glue sticks, hand sanitizer, folders, and as many backpacks asy ou can provide. All supplies may be taken t o the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 1200 Elm St., 3103 351. The contact person is John Coverdell or contact Jennett W. Baker at 556-3363 and they will come pick up the supplies. CREED organizing back-to-school event C ome to the Eur opean Ame rican Business Clubs Trivia Night on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Amelia River Golf Club. The quiz will be in a team format with teams being selected at random from those participating. Q uestions about national a nd inter national geography c ould come in quite handy if you plan to travel in the near futur e How about spor t s? The world doesn t tur n just ar o und soccer you know. There are other interesting and international sporting events. Can youn ame any? These and many o ther gr eat topics will be cove red by celebrity quiz master from Belgium, Philippe Boets. C ome and meet new and i nteresting people and test your trivia knowledge from the Americas and Eur o pe. There will be prizes for the winning team and many surprises throughout the event. The EABC meets the seco nd Tuesday each month at 6 p .m. at the Amelia River Golf C lub. There is a $12 admission charge to help pay the bills but the food is included in the cost and is pr epar e d by the club s chef. There is an open bar. Coffee, tea and soft drinks are also available. E veryone is invited to enjoy f un and an oppor tunity to make b usiness connections. For more visit EABCs next meeting a world trivia evening ElderSource seeks council members ElderSource, a nonprofit or ganization that works to empower elders, adults with dis a bilities and their car egivers in o rder to age with dignity a nd independence, is seeking volunteer members to its Advisor y Council, specifically seniors who reside in Nassau County. Duties for an Advisory Council member are to reporto n the needs of elderly and e mer ging issues in their respect ive counties; review and comm ent on the agencys Area Plan; study legislative issues and advocate on behalf of the elderly; and educate the public about the needs and the contributions of the elderly. Our Advisory Council members are an important asset to our or ganization, said Linda Levin, executive director of ElderSour ce. They ar e an active voice we need to hear in order for us to stay in touch on the senior issues affecting the communities in which they live. Meetings are held the third Thursday of ever y other month from 12:30-2 p.m. at various locations, which ar e announced well in advance of the meeting. Advisory Council members are reimbursed for their mileage to and from the meeting. For more information about how to become an ElderSource Advisory Council member, please call (904 email linda.levin@myeldersour ce.or g. ElderSource is a state designated Ar ea Agency on Aging and Aging Disability Resour ce Center funded in part by state and federal grants, foundation grants and private donations. It reaches out to more than 12,000 people each year throughout its seven county ser vice ar ea in Northeast Florida. ElderSour ce is now located at 10688 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville. Our A dvisor y Council members ... ar e an active v oice we need to hear in or der for us to s tay in to uch on the senior issue s affecting the communities in which they live LINDA LEVIN, EXECUTIVE D IRECTOR, ELDERSOURCE SHINE (Ser ving Health Insurance for Elders) representative Sue GottesmannJarzyna is at the Council on Aging Fer nandina Beach Senior Center on the first and third Thursdays of each month fr om 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. SHINE is a program offered by the Depar tment of Elder Affairs in partnership with the Council on Aging of Nassau County. There is no cost to individuals who take par t in these insurance services, which are unbiased and confidential. Call 261-0701 or visit www .flori COA hosts Medicare expert THE GOOD BODY RETURNS TO ACT A melia Community T heatre is bringing back Eve Enslers The Good Body for two more performances at 8 p.m. on J uly 18 and 19 in its S tudio 209 at 209 C edar St. This show does contain strong adult language and situations. All tickets are $15 and may be pur-c hased at ameliacomm or b y calling 261-6749. Doors open at 7 p.m., with open seating beginning at 7:30 p.m. Call 261-6749 or email actheatr e @ for more i nformation. SUBMITTED B ADG ER B OYS SUBMITTED Local resident John Megna, center, receives the 30th Year Award for his continued service and years of volunteering for The American Legion, Department ofW isconsin Badger Boys State Americanism Pr ogram at Ripon College, W is. He works in the daily newspaper produced by staff and citizens at the program. Megna was honor ed June 19 with the awar d and with a $1,000 scholarship in his name to a Badger Boys State citizen in the 2014 program. With Megna are Wayne Jensen, past state commander, left, and Fred Berns, Badger Boys State director, right. The Nassau County Volunteer Center, in partnership with the Lions Club of Fernandina Beach, is collecting used and aboutto-be discarded eyeglasses, sunglasses and hearing aids for use in developing countries to improve the quality of life. Currently there is an ur gent need for these items. Please consider dr opping of f your old glasses or hearing aids at the offices of the Nassau County Volunteer Center at 1303 Jasmine St., Suite 104A. The center enlists volunteers to suppor t nonpr ofit agencies and their work in Nassau County and con ducts projects of its own to assist those in need. Call 261-2771 or email R ecy cl e glasses toh e lp ot hers


Forest certification class set for Aug. 14 CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK H OMES 9A F R IDAY J U LY 4, 2014/News-Leader ROSE GODFREY For the News-Leader Consumers are increasingly concerned about the origins of the products they buy and the s tandards by which those products are processed. This con-c ern has increased demands for certified wood products f rom certified forests. The southeastern United States has become a key source region where this demand can be fulfilled. T he Florida Forest Service and the University of FloridaI nstitute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) have c ollaborated to organize education opportunities for anyone interested in forest certification. Do you want to know the most up-to-date information on the different types of forest certification? Do you want to know h ow forest certification can benefit you and the environment? Do you want to know the process to get your forest certified? This workshop is for you. J oin the class on Aug. 14 to learn all about forest certificat ion in Florida. The workshop will be held at theUF/IFAS Nassau County Extension office, 543350 US 1, Callahan, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. A $15 fee includes materials and lunch. Society of American Forest ers (SAFestry Education credits for this works hop are approved for 3.5 hours of Category 1 CF. Register online at fcp-workshopcallahan. Those without web access can reserve a space by contacting the UF/ IFAS Nassau County Extension Off ice at 879-1019. Payment can be made with cash or a check, p ayable to University of Florida. Seating is limited, register early. Rose Godfrey is a UF/IFAS Extension outreach coordinator, U niversity of Florida. GOFFINSVILLE PARK TOUR M aster Gardener volunteers Wendy Preisand, Anne Karshis, Shirley Lohman, Carol Ann A twood, Sue Ray and Janet Barnesp articipate in a tour of Goffinsville P ark in Nassauville recently. The tour was conducted by County Forester Dave Holley. H olleys guided tour included ident ifying plants and trees along the hiki ng trail. This session is an Advanced Training opportunity for the Master G ardeners. Annually, they are r equired to have 10 hours of a dvanced training. PHOTO BY DAVE HOLLEY FOR THE NEWS-LEADER COMMERCIALINVESTMENT LEASING SALES 608 S. 8th Street Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034 Advertise YourProperty forSale This Week Here!Call 261-3696Talk to Sales Reps Christy Braswell orAllyson Rimes Paul Barnes, GRIResidential Sales DirectorCell www.ameliaforsale.comExceeding Expectations P P R R O O P P E E R R T T Y Y P P R R O O P P E E R R T T Y Yo f t h e W e e k1411 S. 14thStr eetUnits I-J1,600 SFOffice CondoReduced to $150,000! 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Rick Scott. Recreation and Parks Month recognizes the importance of recreational and educational opportunities available at parks and trails, including attracting new busi-n ess and increasing tourism. During the 2 012-13 fiscal year mor e than 25.5 million p eople visited Floridas 171 state parks and state trails. Y o ung people have the oppor t unity to par ticipate in Recr e ation and Parks Month by becoming Junior Rangers. Exploring Floridas beaches, springs and forests is the perfect activity for a J unior Ranger, said Donald Forgione, d ir ector of the Florida Park Service. Young people and their families can make lasting memories while enjoying beaches and springs for swimming, trails for hiking, campgrounds and cabins for overnight trips, and a variety of locations for picnicking. To join the Junior Ranger program, visit w to find a nearb y par ticipating park. J unior Rangers complete six core activities to learn about natural and cultural r e sour c es, r ecr eation and ser vice. The par ticipants r e view their activities with a park ranger and earn a certificate, member ID card and the official Junior Ranger Passport. From there, Junior Rangers can c omplete more activities to earn stamps for t heir passpor t to receive the Official Junior R anger badge, patch or pin. The program is open to kids of all ages, but aimed for those in elementar y and middle school. An easy way to plan a fun trip to a park this month is to download the Florida state parks mobile app, available to smartphone users for free on iTunes and AndroidM arket. This interactive guide gives users a ccess to all state parks and trails with i nformation on park amenities, facility maps and a real-time calendar of events. For mor e infor m ation, visit www .Florida StateParks.or g. Go wild become a Junior Ranger Master nutrition class forming Would you like to develop exper tise in the ar ea of food and nutrition and share your knowledge with others? A Master Food and Nutrition Volunteer program is being of fer ed by the Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The pr ogram is designed to provide food and nutrition training for selected individuals in Florida. Master Food and Nutrition V olunteer is a title given to individuals who receive in-depth food and nutrition training from County Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agents. In return participants agree to give volunteer ser vice to their local County Extension Office during the next year Master Food and Nutrition Volunteer training will be held at the Duval County Extension office on Wednesdays, beginning Aug. 13, and ending Oct. 15, with follow-up assessment sessions. Training sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. and last until 3:30 p.m. and will include topics such as basic nutrition and health, food safety food pr epa ration and the latest food preservation updates. Ther e will be a charge of $75 to cover references and lab supplies for the course. For further information or an application, contact Meg McAlpine at 491-7340 or HOME & GARDEN BRIEFS S S p p i i d d e e r r s s Join a park ranger for an intriguing presentation and gain insight into the spiders world on July 5 at 2 p.m. at the Ribault Club on Fort George I sland Cultural State Park. No r eservations are necessary a nd the program is free. For information contact the Talbot Islands Ranger Station at (904isit N N a a t t u u r r e e p p h h o o t t o o g g r r a a p p h h y y E ver dreamed of getting t he per fect shot of a gr eat b lue her o n in flight or a bum ble bee nestled on a flower? Join a photographer and nature enthusiast for a leisurely stroll on the Fairway LoopT rail and learn techniques to help capture the beauty of the maritime for est and salt m arsh on film on July 12 at 10 a .m. at the Ribault Club on F or t Geor ge Island Cultural State Park. Bring your own camera and photography supplies, stur dy shoes, bug spray sunscreen and water. No reservations are necessary and the pr ogram is fr ee. For i nfor mation contact the T albot I slands Ranger Station at ( 904) 251-2320. V i sit 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 is, where they live and why theya re so important on July 12 at 2 p.m. at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No r e ser vations are necessary and the program is free. For information contact the Talbot Islands Ranger Station at (904 2320. Visit E E n n e e r r g g y y w w o o r r k k s s h h o o p p Looking forward to vacation, time at the beach and the fun summer activities, but dreading those increased utility bills? Did you know that 40 percent of your energy bill is just from heating and cooling? Join JEA on T uesday July 29 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Rice Architecture, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 201H, Amelia Island, for a free workshop sponsored by JEA, GreenT eam Pr oject and Nassau L ibraries to learn how to keep y our home comfortable and your utilities in check during the summer heat wave. Youll learn how to identify problem areas in your home and which ones are costing you the most as well as how to fix them.A lso, learn about the Home Energy & Water Evaluation K its available free for checko ut with a valid Nassau C ounty Libraries car d at any branch anytime. This is a great project to do with the entir e family Register today at ventcalendar or call 348-0718. 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 I f youre looking for fun a nd educational activities for your childr e n this summer consider Wild Amelias new cur riculum of the thr e e-par t Junior Naturalist Program. Based on the model of the Junior Ranger program in the National Parks, this JuniorN aturalist Program involves a m ini-cur r iculum of activities for childr e n from 7-15 to complete by exploring The Maritime For est. This second component, which already includes The Seashore and will next year include The Marsh, is avail-a ble at area locations, includi ng the Atlantic A venue Recreation Center, Kayak Amelia, the Book Loft and Coastal Trader II for $5 per copy. Activities include guided and independent nature walks on local trails, onliner esear ch, cr e ative writing and drawing and/or photography. When completed, childr en r eceive a cer tificate of achievement from Wild Amelia. Children younger than 7 and folks older than 15 may participate as well. Review the curriculum at the locations above. V isit and W ild Amelia on Facebook. U U S S D D A A h h e e l l p p The USDAs Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCSfers cost share assistance to forest landowners thr ough pr o grams like EQIP. For more infor mation, contact Paula Allen in Baldwin at or (904


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, JULY4, 2014 NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINABEACH, FL ORIDA 10A Suntex Marinas has partnered with the Folds of Honor Foundation to launch Patriot Boating Days across the U.S. All of Suntex's portfolio of marinas, including Amelia Island Yacht Basin, will participate in Patriot Boating Days during the month of July by hosting events and collecting donations for Folds of Honor. The yacht basin will be having a family-friendly fun event Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. "Our event will feature live music, marine-related vendors, a raffle and silent auction featuring over $10,000 in prizes, arts and craft booths, boats, fire trucks, a Monster Truck, children's water slides, food, beverages and more. The public is invited and encouraged to attend and there is no charge," said Bill Galloway, general manager of Amelia Island Yacht Basin. There will be live music from 1-6 p.m. at the main stage. Folds of Honor is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to the families of the armed services who have been wounded or killed while serving our great nation and to ensure no military family is left behind or forgotten. "We are both humbled and thrilled to have the support of our sponsors in making our Patriot Boating Days a true celebration of country and freedom," said Major Dan Rooney, Folds of Honor founder. "With the support of boating and watersport enthusiasts this July, we can provide healing, hope and an opportunity for educational dreams to be realized for the families of our fallen heroes." Since its inception in 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded more than 5,500 educational scholarships to the families of fallen or wounded soldiers. The yacht basin will be collecting donations in the Marine Center during July. Y ou may also make a donation to the Folds of Honor Foundation directly on their website at Anyone who would like to donate to the raffle or silent auction or have a booth at the event, call the yacht basin office at 2774615. The Amelia Island Yacht Basin is located at 251 Creekside Drive, at the foot of the Shave Bridge.Pa triot Boating Days at marina Florida State's D.J. Stewart will take part in international competition this summer with the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team as the squad finalized its 24-man roster Monday. The group of 24 features 12 pitchers and 12 hitters, including Florida State's rising sophomore outfielder. In seven starts with the Collegiate National T eam, Stewart has hit .261 (6-for-23) with two doubles, one triple, eight runs scored and seven RBI. The Yulee native is tied for the team lead with six walks and ranks third with a .452 on-base percentage. Stewart has also converted on all six of his fielding opportunities in left field. The Collegiate National Team opened its series against Chinese Taipei Tuesday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. The teams played again Wednesday at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., and Thursday at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, N.C. They play today and Saturday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C. T eam USA will then host a three-game set against Japan July 6-8 in Thomasville, Wilson and Wilmington, N.C., before traveling to the Netherlands for Honkbal-Haarlem Baseball W eek July 11-20. Following that tournament, the U.S. will head to Cuba for a five-game friendship series July 23-27. Stewart is the 18th Seminole to play for T eam USA. V isit makes final CNT USA rosterUSA BASEBALL D.J. Stewart named to the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team. Cumberland Island National Seashore is accepting registrations for the 2014-2015 managed hunts. The registration system is open and will 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 hunt 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 gov 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 r ound trip fare is $30. Reservations for the ferry must be made when you receive your hunt confirmation. The ferry r eservation number is (877) 860-6787 or (912) 882-4335. No other charter or water taxi operators are authorized to operate to the seashore. Check-in for each hunt is mandatory and begins on 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 W ilderness areas only. Visit or Register to hunt CumberlandSUMMER BALL PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADERThe Fernandina Beach High School baseball team was in Hilliard Tuesday night for summer league action. Above, upcoming FBHS senior Matt Kane at first base. Hilliard first baseman Drew Carter, below right. Hogan Alvarez, left top, and Scotty Rivenbark, left, pitched for the FBHS Pirates. Carter Chancey, below left, with a hit for FBHS. The Pirates host Yulee at 6 p.m. Tuesday.


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 11AFRIDAY, JULY4, 2014 SPORTS News-Leader Vi sit yourlocal news source online at 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. Registration will also be held at the field house, 11th and Beech streets, from 5:30-7 p.m. July 7 and July 14.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. Stop by the Welcome Center at the McArthur Family YMCAon Citrona Drive or email 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.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 are kingfish, inshore/offshore and kayak divisions. 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 Jackson-ville 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 for more details. Visa, Master Card, 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. Visit or call To urnament Director John Hartrich at 2060817.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 kids.B B a a s s s s m m a a s s t t e e r r s s m m e e e e t tNassau Bassmasters, associated with the Florida Bass Federation, the Bass Federation and the FLW, meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Pig Bar-B-Que restaurant in Callahan at 7 p.m. Membership into the club is open to anyone 16 and older. Call Bob Schlag at (912) 729-2282 in Kingsland, Aaron Bell at (904) 545-5092 in Callahan or Tim McCoy at 261-3735 in Fernandina Beach.O O r r g g a a n n i i z z e e d d b b i i k k e e r r i i d d e e s sThere are organized bicycle rides Thursdays starting at 9 a.m. and Saturdays starting at 8:30 a.m. All rides start from Main Beach. Park near the miniature golf course. Cyclists of all abilities are welcome. Riders of A(18-21), B (14-17), C (up to 14 mph) and S (social ride, speed of the slowest rider in the group) all participate. The ride will be around 30 miles with rest stops along the way and loops back to the starting point at around 10 miles before continuing on the remaining 20 miles of the route. Anyone who joins the group will not be left behind. Lunch is optional. There is also a regular ride Mondays for experienced road cyclists starting at 9 a.m. at various locations on Amelia Island and in Nassau County. The starting points and distances for these rides will be announced. Helmets and a bicycle in good working condition are mandatory. Call 261-5160 or visit, com/ group/sriders or 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 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 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.PIRATES IN ST. AUGUSTINE SUBMITTEDThe Fernandina Beach High School Lady Pirate basketball team went to the Flagler College Basketball Camp last weekend in St. Augustine. The weekend consisted of scrimmages against other school and AAU teams, position training and team building exercises and competitions. "They had a great time and they all seemed to get closer as teammates,"FBHS Coach Jacob Nantz said. "They almost won the team building competitions but still finished in third place. I am proud of them and we are very excited about the upcoming school season." FBHS players pictured with Flagler Head Coach Erika Lang-Montgomery, Assistant Coach Sharnesha Smith and Flagler players are Anna Arato, Alexis Schulz, Karri Nantz, Shanaya Thompson, Bella Hutchinson, Marissa Moore, Casee Yarborough and Erica Foote.Ax emen host 2014 USA Rugby national championship Aug. 23The Jacksonville Axemen are have released tickets and packages for the 2014 USA Rugby League national championship game. The game will be held at the University of North Florida Aug. 23 and early pre-sale tickets are being offered for just $8 online. There are also ticket, T-shirt and hotel packages for two on offer. The event will see an incredible afternoon of Elite Rugby League action as the visiting New Zealand Blue Thunder take on the Presidents Barbarians in a curtain raiser prior to the main event. The Blue Thunder are the visiting Police Rugby League team from New Zealand which will also play the USA Pioneers a week prior (Aug. 16) in Deland. The Presidents Barbarians team will consist of the Overseas Import Players from all teams across the USA Rugby League who are not competing in the National Championship. It will allow those players from Australia, United Kingdom, Papua New Guinea and other nations a chance to compete on behalf of and say thanks to the USA and the teams who have hosted them for the season. The National Championship Game will then see the Northern Conference Champion face the Southern Conference Champion to see who is the best Rugby League team in the nation and be crowned USA Rugby League National Champions. In addition to the most Elite Rugby League action, the event will feature performances from the Jax Jacksonville Axe Maidens, include a featured performance of the National Anthem, offer some awesome prizes in the $1 Half-Time Raffle and a live performance of the world renowned HAKA from the New Zealand Blue Thunder. There will also be a free official post-game party for all fans and supporters who attended the event. In an effort to ensure this national event is affordable for families, children 15 and under will be admitted free and merchandise and concessions will be sold at very reasonable prices. The Axemen are also looking for interest from potential Jacksonville-based companies that would like to become the title/naming rights sponsor for the event as well as a presenting level sponsor. Interested companies may email National and international media who have an interest in attending the event are asked to contact Spinner Howland at for special accommodation and ground transportation offers. For full ticket options visit Stay up to date with the USA Rugby League at Like the Axemen on Facebook at www.facebook. com/JaxAxeme.




CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F RIDAY J ULY 4 2014 N EWS -L EADER / F ERNANDINA B EACH F LORIDA B POETRY CANTEEN Fernandina Little Theatre announces the startup of The Poetry Canteen, a monthly gathering of people who love poetry and want to share and learn in a re la xed environment. The initial gathering is set for July 8, 6:307:30 p .m. at FLT, 1014 Beech St., with future mee tings on the second T ue sda y of ea ch month. Please bring a poem to share: one that speaks to you or one you have writt en. S elections should not exceed five minutes. Further discussion is optional and will be directed by the interests of the attendees; Marilyn Wesley and NolaP erez are the facilitators. T his is a gatherin g to ce le brate the joys and possibilities of poetry, in a positive and casual setting. Light refreshments will be available. For information about FLT activities or events visit ame SOUND OF MUSIC Amelia Musical Playhouse presents The S ound 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. T his familyfriendly show you love f eatures local talent and live music from a 9-piece or che s tra. The childrens roles are double cast so if you are going to see a specific student, please talk to them to find out their specific performance dat e s. T ickets are $20 adults and $15 students and available at through Brown Paper Tickets, or at the AMP box office each morning and evening. Box office tickets cash or check please. Or, call 277-3455, leave a me ss ag e and someone will return your call. The theater is located at 1955 Island Walk Way, Fernandina Beach. Email info@ameliamusicalpla yhouse. c om. 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 displayed can email Jill Dillingham at COMMUNITY DAY The Amelia Island Museum of History presents its fif th annual Community Appreciation Day on July 12. Enjoy the lazy days of summer bouncing around in a free bounce house, listening to free live music, eatin g de li cious free food, playin g free game s, makin g free cr af ts, winnin g 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 free admission to the Amelia Island Museum of History from 10 a.m.-4 p .m. For more information about this program email Charity Robles at charity@ameliamuseum.or g or visit w w w ame Submit items for this calendar to Assistant Editor Sin Perry at O FF & O N T HE I SLAND O NWARDAND UPWARDFOR MONTESSORI S TUDENTS PAGE 4 B F F r r e e e e d d o o m m F F e e s s t t i i v v a a l l The city of Fernandina Beach Stars & S tripes Freedom Festival will take place at Main Beach from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today, offering music, arts and crafts, service vehicles, food trucks, water slide, bounce houses, face painting, cool treats and more. F rom 6-8 p.m. enjoy a Sounds on Centre concert on Centre Street between Front and S econd streets, featuring the music of Island Vibe with a special patriotic salute. Island V ibe, a recently formed group based in the Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach area, is composed o f five seasoned musicians. Their repertoire is a s eclectic as the islands residents and covers t unes from the past 10 decades, including time-l ess classics by Ella F itzgerald, Peggy Lee, E lvis Presley, The Beatles, Dolly Parton, Ray Charles, Bob Seger, Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, John Denver, Lionel Richie, The Eagles, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Billy Joel, Leeanne Womack andJ ason Mraz. At 8 p.m. the Nassau County Community b and will perform at the depot, 102 Centre St., followed by a July 4th fireworks show at 9 p.m. For information call 238-1849, email or visit P P o o s s t t 5 5 4 4 American Legion Post 54, 626 S. Third S t., Fernandina Beach, will be open to the p ublic today through July 6 and will host a J uly 4th barbecue star t ing at 11 a.m. today Dinners include Big Red s barbecue ribs, baked beans and coleslaw for an $8 donation. Hambur gers and chips will also be available for a $5 donation. The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 54 will serve fried fish dinners onJ uly 5 from 5-7 p.m. at the Post. Dinners i nclude two sides for an $8 donation. All proc eeds go back into pr o grams that help veter ans and the local community. Entertainment will start at 7 p.m. with the sounds of Ask Alice. V V F F W W P P o o s s t t 4 4 3 3 5 5 1 1 VFW Post 4351 will have burgers, hot d ogs and fried bologna sandwiches today s tar ting at 4 p.m. All members and ther e g uests ar e welcome. Call 432-8791. The Northeast Chapter of the Nam Knights will host a wing and fries dinner on J uly 5 at. 5:30 p.m. for a $7 donation. The Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW will host a Sunday Brunch on July 6 at 11:30 a .m. Enjoy eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy, grits and more for an $8 donation. Bring t hree non-perishable items for Hope House and pay just $5. 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 held at Fort Clinch State Park July 5-6. See how the soldiers lived during the Civil War. Activities may include powder artillery demonstrations, medical demonstrations and soldier drills. A dditionally, soldiers and civilians offer a glimpse i nto garrison life by taking up duty in the laundry, infirmary, barracks and kitchen. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-noon Sunday. Call 277-7274 or visit P P a a t t r r i i o o t t B B o o a a t t i i n n g g D D a a y y s s S untex Marinas has partnered with the F olds of Honor Foundation to launch Patriot B oating Days across the U.S. All of Suntexs portfolio of marinas, including Amelia Island Y a cht Basin, 251 Creekside Drive, at the foot of the Shave Bridge, will host events and collect donations for Folds of Honor in July. The Yacht Basin will offer a family-friendl y event July 5 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Our e vent will featur e live music, marine-related v endors, a raffle and silent auction featuring over $10,000 in prizes, arts and craft booths, boats, fir e tr u cks, a Monster T r uck, chil dr en s water slides, food, beverages and more. The public is invited and encouraged to attend and there is no charge, said Bill Galloway, general manager. There will bel ive music from 1-6 p.m. at the main stage. F olds of Honor is a 501(c3 ofit c ommitted to the families of the armed services who have been wounded or killed while ser v ing and to ensur e no militar y family is left behind or for gotten. Donate at the Y a cht Basin or at Call the Y acht Basin of fice at 277-4615. S S u u m m m m e e r r o o f f L L i i g g h h t t s s T he city of Jacksonville presents the S ummer of Lights fireworks spectacular tonight and Aug. 2. Shows begin around 9:45 p.m. fr o m two bar g es on the St. Johns River View the shows along the Northbank Riverwalk and at Friendship Fountain Park on the Southbank. V isit and ST. MARYS, Ga. The K iwanis Club of St. Marys w ill present its annual Fourth o f July celebration in downtown St. Mar y s today This is the 46th Annual Independence Day Festival and is one of St. Mar ys most popular events as guests a ttend from points up and d own the coast. Its a large e vent that maintains authentic hometown charm while celebrating America s bir t hday. This years festival theme is Exploding with Pride for the Red, White and Blue and the celebration will of fer a full d ay of activities including a f un run, themed parade and m any craft and food vendors. There is always incredible music and fun summer con tests for kids and adults. Vendors will be on site fr om 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and the annual themed parade will b egin at 10 a.m. After the p arade, the St. Marys Railroad is running the Americas Birthday Express t rain rides. Times are noon, 2 p .m., and 4 p.m. Tickets should be pur c hased at www The themed excursion will enter tain and inspir e and you can help with their attempt at a Guinness World Record title b y singing America the B eautiful onboard the train. The festival culminates each year with a fantastic fir e works display over the St. Marys River just after dark. The St. Mar ys W ater f r o nt Park is a gr eat location to w atch the show or you can p urchase a ticket for the K iwanis Annual River Cruise that sets off at 7 p.m. Tickets for the cr u ise ar e $20 per person and are available at the St. Marys Welcome Center at 400 Osbor ne St. in St. Mar ys. For infor mation visit w or ( 912) 882-4000. F F un on the 4th un on the 4th SUBMITTED Uncle Sam accompanies children on a float in the St. Marys, Ga., Independence Day parade, set to begin at 10 a.m. today as part of that towns annual July 4th festival. St Marys plans p arade, festival JACKSONVILLE The city of Jacksonville will have a cool summer again this y ear with the return of Regions Bank Summer Movie Classics Series to the Florida T heatre. T his year the Summer Movie Classics Series is honoring anniversaries. From 25 years ago to 75 years ago, each movie is a classic. E very Sunday at 2 p.m. until Aug. 31, a classic movie w ill be shown at the Florida T heatre in downtown J acksonville. Not only will the classic movies be shown in a historic venue, but the movies will be actual 35mm film shown on a 1927 film projector. Movies this year are: July 6 The Never E nding Stor y July 13 Goonies July 20 Batman 25th anniversar y July 27 Gr emlins Aug. 3 Caddyshack Aug. 10 Bedknobs and Broomsticks Aug. 17 Viva Las V egas 50th anniversar y Aug. 24 Field of Dreams 25th anniversary Aug. 31 Goldfinger 50th anniversar y Tickets are available for $7.50 each or for the Best Deal in Town a Summer Movie Classics Admission Car d can be purchased at the F lorida Theatre box office for $45. Buy one car d and come to each movie or bring the fami ly. Additional cards can be pur chased in the box of fice. The Florida Theatre first opened in 1927, and is now listed on the NationalR egister of Historic Places. The theater is managed and programmed by the Florida Theatre Performing Ar ts Center, Inc., a nonprofit corporation, in a public/pri vate partnership with the city of Jacksonville, which owns the building. For mor e infor mation visit or call (904 TS. The theater is located at 128 E. Forsyth St. in downtown Jacksonville. Summer movies at Florida Theatre S tarry Nights offers free concerts in the park ST MARYS, Ga. The next Starry Nights, Music in the Park concer t will be July 19 at the waterfront park amphitheater in downtown St. Marys, Ga. No Known Cur e is a favorite of the series and extremely entertaining. They play popular cover tunes fr om the 1960 s to present and will have you up and dancing. The concert will take place from 6-8 p.m. As always, its a free event. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and settle in for a r e laxing evening. Upcoming concerts in the summer series include: Aug. 16 The Just Jazz Quartet is back in St. Mar ys for a repeat performance. Sept. 20 Back Fr om the Brink of fers the Best of Bluegrass and its hard to sit still through their music. There will be additional bonus Music in the Park dates with music pr o vided by local amateur musicians, bands just star t ing out or musicians wanting the experience and exposure of playing in public. The additional Music in the Park dates ar e July 12, Aug. 9 and Sept. 13 and play times will be 6-8 p.m. A local band, Fish Head, will star t these dates of f with acoustic rock. For information call the St. Marys Welcome Center at (912 visit


2B F RIDAY J ULY 4, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK SPECIAL EVENTS Join Nassau Health Foods on July 7 from 4-6 p.m. for an interactive, demonstration cooking classes at The Mustard S eed Caf, l ocated inside the store, that will make students f eel like theyre in a live cooking show. Learn, taste and take home the recipes. Chef Bill Thompson of the Amelia Island Culinary Academy will demonstrate modern Middle Eastern cooki ng. Fee is $35. Prepay with cash/checks at the store in a dvance to hold your spot. The Newcomers Club of Amelia Island will host its monthly coffee on July 10. Women interested in joining the club and who reside in N assau County (no matter how long they have lived h ere) are welcome to attend. Contact Lucy Bryan at (904 430-0119 or Lcybryn@sonic. net, or visit Join The Duncan Lamont Clinch Historical Society for Amelia Island Then and Now, on July 14 at 7:30 p.m. a t the Amelia Island Museum o f History Rob Hicks will talk a bout his new book that looks a t how the town grew during t he mid-20th century and e xpanded to other parts of the island away from downtown. Hicks is a native of A melia Island and a local historian. He and his wife, Kim, also native to the island, are rais ing their two children here. Hee arned degrees from the U niversity of Florida and works as a guidance counselor at his alma mater, Fernandina Beach High School. Refreshments will be served. Email T he Amelia Island G enealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. July 15 at the Community Room of the Fernandina Beach Police Department, 1525 Lime St. Guest speaker Gloria T oomey will present The D urbins of Hab-Nab-at-aV enture: Using Early Maryl and Records, a case study tracing the life of Thomas William Durbin who settled in Harford County, Md., in the late 1600s. The methodology described can be adapted for research in any of the original1 3 colonies. A handout will include a b ibliography of books, web sites, databases, blogs, and microfilms used. RootsMagic software was used to store the data and its capabilities will be explained. In addition, using the research to qualifyf or a lineage society will be d emonstrated. T oomey has been presid ent, secretary and program chairman of AIGS, served as past regent of the Amelia Island DAR, and has held various positions with the Florida State Society DAR. She has also had numerous responsib ilities in the LDS Church and has compiled seven books about her family, which are in the Fernandina Beach Library and the DAR Library in Washington, D.C. In November 2011 she received the Genealogy Outstanding Achievement A ward from the Florida State Genealogical Society. Public welcome. Join the Amelia Island Museum of History for its next 3rd on 3rd St Presentation on July 20 at 6 p.m. when Billy Burbank a nd Nick Deonas discuss growing up in Fernandina and reminisce about the legacies and contributions of their respective families to local history. Billy Burbank III is owner of Burbank Sports Nets. His family has been fishing and m aking nets in Fernandina since the early 20th century and today they supply nets to sports 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 establish the tradition of world-class boatbuilding in Fernandina. This program is free for m embers, with a suggested donation of $5 for nonmemb ers. Seating is first-come, first-served. For information c ontact Gray at 261-7378, ext. 102, or The Amelia Island Book Festival (AIBF place Feb. 19-21 with an e xpanded Teen Fest and n ew authors. A s a prelude to its February festivities, the festival presents Angelspeake by T rudy Griswold at a wine and cheese reception Aug. 1 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at a pri-v ate home on Amelia Island P lantation. A uthor of four books, Griswold s first, Angelspeake is now in its 23rd printing (Simon & Schuster been featured on Good Morning America, CBS-TV and a PBS-TV national documentary of her workshops.G riswold will show you how e asy it is to contact your own angels to receive their guidance, love and support. Her books will be available for purchase and personal inscription. Guests also may make a private consultation appointment with Griswold. T ickets are $35. Make c hecks payable to AIBF P.O. Box 15286, Fernandina Beach, FL32035. For information call (706 email info@ameliaislandbook The first-ever Amelia C on will be held at the A tlantic Avenue Recreation C enter and the Womans C lub on Sept. 5-7. T his event is Amelia Islands anime, comic book, animation, video game, fantasy sci-fi, and pop culture convention. The day of fun features celebrity and comic book guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, Q&As, films, exhibits and more. T ickets start at $10. For more information or to p urchase tickets visit The Amelia Island Charity Group will host a Navy Seal Foundation Patriots Day Ladies F ashion Show Luncheon on Sept. 11. L unch will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road. Fashions will be shown from Lori & Lulus. State Rep. Janet Adkins will be the keynote speaker. T ickets for the luncheon are available for a $25 donation and all proceeds will benefit the Navy Seal Foundation. Online registration is available at: or mail a $25 donation payable to the Navy Seal Foundation t o P.O. Box 15698, Fernandina Beach, FL32034. Contact Carol Carter with questions at 261-9193. Registration deadline is Aug. 31. THEATER Rendezvous Festival, formerly Amelia Island Film F estival, is accepting film s ubmissions for its debut International Film and M usic Festival to be held June 5-13, 2015 on Amelia Island and A merican Beach. Submissions accepted in the following categories: U.S Shorts, U.S Features, U.S Documentaries, International S horts, International Features, A nimation Shorts and New C ategory Music Videos. For rules, regulations, submission dates and fees visit Tickets are on sale for t he Alton Brown Live E dible Inevitable Tour, Feb. 2 8 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. T he two-hour show is a u nique blend of live on-stage c ooking, stand up comedy, food experimentation, talk show antics, multimedia lec ture and for the first time, live music. Tickets are $39/$49/ $69/$125. Call the ticket of fice at (904 TS. Alhambra Theatre & D ining presents the Tony Award-winning Shrek the Musical as its 2014 sum mer family show, which runs through July 27 and features family pricing at $148 for four tickets. Regular pricing starts at $35 and includes dinner s how and parking. Call the box of fice at (904 or visit www MUSE UM One ticket, four pubs, a wealth of historical information about downtown Fernandina and a good time for all. Join the Amelia Island Museum of History Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. to tour four of the towns most popular, notorious or otherwise historic pubs and bars. One ticket will get you one drink at each establishment and an earful of colorful tales about the places you visit as well as those you see along your way. Its a great way to see Fernandina and learn about its history. Tickets are $25 per person (must be 21, must show ID tour begins at the historic train depot in downtown Fernandina Beach. Reservations required. Contact Thea at 261-7378, ext.105 or Z Z o o o o c c o o n n c c e e r r t t s s J acksonville Zoo and Gardens announces its Groove at the Zoo summer concert series on the zoos Great Lawn in July and August, featuring an array of music, food and activities. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. The concerts start at 7:30 p.m. During intermission guests w ill have the opportunity to meet the performers as well. Tickets are $20 for members a nd $25 for nonmembers. Call (904 4463, ext. 200. Bring 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 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. Smooth jazz saxophonist Pierre Kendrick will perform. Bring your lawn chairs and come hungry and ready to relax and enjoy the music and atmosphere. Kendrick has perf ormed 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 The Florida Theatre in downtown Jacksonville 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 S immonds. T ickets 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 B B l l u u e e s s F F e e s s t t i i v v a a l l The fourth annual Amelia Island Blues Festival will return back to the ocean breezes of Main Beach Sept. 12-13. Friday night will feature the Fernandina Beach High School Blues in School Band under the direction of J ohnny Robinson and Roger Hurricane W i lson, followed by T he Mojo Roots. On Saturday the festival will continue with performances from a variety of artists, including headliners Curtis Salgado, John Primer, Samantha Fish, Bernard Allison, Ben Prestage and more. For a full line-up of entertainment and to purchase tickets, visitw or call (404 7 84-7687. C C o o u u n n t t r r y y j j a a m m Backwoods Country Jam will be held Sept. 27 at the Callahan Speedway, headlined by Justin Moore, ACM 2014 New Country Artist of the Year, with Jason Michael Carroll, Jon Langston, Amber DeLaCruz and more. B ackwoods Country Jam and its team m embers will help nonprofits in North Florida a nd South Georgia fundraise through ticket sales and involvement in the event. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. Moore takes the stage at 9:30 p.m. The will be food, merchandise and drinks. Tickets are $40 at, Gone Gorgeous (Y ulee) and T asty s (Fernandina a t ticketmaster .com July 1-3 (presale t hen July 14 or call (904 b 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 Yulee Dulcimers meet the second Saturday of each month at New Vision Congregational Church, 96072 Chester Road, Yulee. Members play all types of dulc imer music from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. P lease bring several copies of your favorite m usic to share. Beginners welcome. For m ore 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, 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 St., Fernandina Beach, or call 261-9972 or book online at C C a a s s e e y y s s B B a a r r Caseys Bar 852426 US 17, Yulee. Call 225-2000. T T h h e e C C o o u u r r t t y y a a r r d d T he Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Centre St., John Springer on the piano ThursdaySaturday from 6:30-10 p.m. Call 432-7086. Join them on Facebook at courtyardpubandeats for information on special events including appearances by The Usual Suspects with Pam and Davis Turner on S unday evenings from 7:30-10:30 p.m. You never know who may show up and join i n the fun. D D a a v v i i d d s s Davids Restaurant and Lounge, 802 Ash St., presents Aaron Bing Friday and Saturday nights. Call 904-310-6049. F F l l o o r r i i d d a a H H o o u u s s e e Florida House Inn, 22 S. Third St., hosts Open Mike Night each Thursday from 7:3010:30 p.m. in the Mermaid Bar hosted by local musician Terry Smith. Musicians perform and the audience gets to hear new talent. Appropriate for the whole family. No cover charge. Call Smith at (904 G G r r e e e e n n T T u u r r t t l l e e The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St., 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 Hammerhead Beach Bar, 2045 S. Fletcher Ave. Live music. Visit Hammerhead o n Facebook. Contact Bill Childers at b I I n n s s t t a a n n t t G G r r o o o o v v e e T he Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence H olmes, Johnny Robinson, Scott Giddons and Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday night at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Dress is casual. For information call Holmes at 556-6772. P P a a b b l l o o s s P ablos, 12 N. Second St., Fernandina B each, hosts a jazz jam from 7-10 p.m. the first W ednesday of each month. Musicians may sit in for one song or the whole night. Join the mailing list by emailing P P a a l l a a c c e e S S a a l l o o o o n n T he Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St., prese nts live music. Call 491-8999 or email kel l Join them on Facebook or visit S S a a l l t t y y P P e e l l i i c c a a n n The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill, 12 N. Front St., live music Thursday through Sunday. Call 277-3811, or visit The Salty Pelican Bar and Grill on Facebook. S S a a n n d d y y B B o o t t t t o o m m s s S andy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910 A tlantic A ve., the Macy s from 6-9 p.m. live inside Wednesdays; and line dancing classes with Kathy Ball inside from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. Visit S S e e a a b b r r e e e e z z e e S eabreeze Sports Bar, in the Days Inn on S adler Road, live music. S S h h e e f f f f i i e e l l d d s s 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 k Join them on F acebook 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 Perry at sper ry@fbnewsleader .com. M USIC NOTES F ill in the square s so that each row, column and 3-by-3 box c ont ain the numbers 1 thr ough 9 Solution will appear in the W ednesday B-section. Wednesday, July 2, 2014 Solution O UTAND A BOUT ART WORKS P P h h o o t t o o c c o o n n t t e e s s t t The Amelia Island Convention and V isitors Bureau (CVB an Amelia Island Photo Contest for visitors and residents to submit original pho tography depicting what they think best portrays Amelia Island as a legendary island with a southern accent. Local celebrity judges will judge the submissions. Submit original photos to There are cate gories for professionals and amateurs and a range of themes. All entries will be reviewed after the final submission date of July 31. Prizes include cash and other awards. Final winners will be announced in early August and winning images will also appear in the fall issue of Atlanta Magazine Visit www. ameliaislandphotocontest. com, www and the Amelia Island Facebook page for details. 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 members for a July 4th weekend holiday celebration in the Pier Village, of fering original art in all medi ums and a raffle prize, Calypso, an oil painting by Carly Hardy to support the Safe Harbor Art program at Glynn Art Association. 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.georgiacoastal H H e e A A R R T T s s h h o o w w Area artists are invited to join the Golden Retriever Emergency Assistance Team (G.R.E.A.T.) Rescue of N.E. Florida, Inc., in its annual Show Some HeARTevent, July 19 from 6-9 p.m. at The Shim Sham Room in Jacksonville Beach. Artists are encouraged to contribute dog-themed art to be displayed as part of a silent auc tion. All proceeds will benefit G.R.E.A.T., which rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes Golden Retrievers. Art applications are available at www.GreatRescue. org. Submission deadline is July 11. Call Janet at 5299951or email A A r r t t c c l l a a s s s s e e s s Artist Bill Maurer holds sketch classes every Thursday at 10 a.m. Meet at Amelia Island Coffee Shop, then have fun sketching around town. Fee is $40. Call Bill at 2618276 for information. Maurer holds watercolor classes Fridays from 1:30-4 p.m. at St. Peter s Episcopal Church, Room 201. Cost is $210 for six sessions or a $40 drop-in fee. All levels welcome. Learn to paint in watercolors with Maurer, author of Sketches of Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach. Call 261-8276. Visit www.maurer


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK R ELIGION 3B F R IDAY J U LY 4, 2014/News-Leader Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm S aturday Vigil Mass 7 pm Spanish Mass Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church Sunday Masses 8 :00 am 10:00 pm 12:00 pm (noon Daily Mass 8:30am Mon, Wed,Thurs & Fri. 6pm Tues H oly Day Masses Vigil 6 pm; Holy Day-8:30 am,6 pm Confessions: Saturday 3 pm 3:45 pm or by appt Rev.Jose Kallukalam Sunday School..................................9:30 am Sunday Worship..............................10:45 am Wednesday AWANA........................6:15 pm Wednesday Bible Study................6:30 pmPastor:Bud Long941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd-107 SouthFernandina Beach, FL32034261-4741 CELEBRATION BAPTIST CHURCHInnovative Style, Contemporary Music, Casual Atmosphere85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097 Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am Nursery ProvidedKidKredible Children Ministries Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pmConnecting with Christ... Connecting with People.FOR MORE INFO: (904Pastor Mike KwiatkowskiWorship this week at the place of your choice... Y BC D oug Sides, Senior Pastor Morning Services 8:15 and 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm Wednesday Children 6:30 pm W ednesday OverflowYouth 6:30 pm Nursery Provided For All ServicesYulee, FL32097www.Yuleebaptistchurch.comULEE85971 Harts Rd.Y BCAPTISTVisitors Always Welcome!904 HURCH In the Heart of Fernandina9N.6t hStreetDr.Wain WesberryS enior Pastor D r.Doug GanyoAssociate PastorWorship 8:30 & 11 am Sunday School 9:50 amNursery Children Youth Adults St. Peters Episcopal Church Welcomes You!Located at the corner 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. FRANK CAMAROTTI, PastorS S u u n n d d a a y y S S c c h h o o o o l l . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 9 : : 4 4 5 5 a a m m W W o o r r s s h h i i p p S S e e r r v v i i c c e e . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 1 1 : : 0 0 0 0 a a m m E E v v e e n n i i n n g g W W o o r r s s h h i i p p . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 6 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y N N i i g g h h t t S S u u p p p p e e r r . . . . . . . 6 6 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m E E n n c c o o u u n n t t e e r r Y Y o o u u t t h h G G r r o o u u p p . . 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p m m 8 8 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y P P r r a a y y e e r r S S e e r r v v i i c c e e . . . . . . 7 7 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m7 7 3 3 6 6 B B o o n n n n i i e e v v i i e e w w R R o o a a d d 9 9 0 0 4 4 2 2 6 6 1 1 4 4 6 6 1 1 5 5 N N u u r r s s e e r r y y p p r r o o v v i i d d e e d dW W o o r r s s h h i i p p I I n n J J o o y y . c c o o m mF F i i n n d d u u s s o o n n F F a a c c e e b b o o o o k k : : F F i i v v e e P P o o i i n n t t s s B B a a p p t t i i s s t t E E n n c c o o u u n n t t e e r r Y Y o o u u t t h h YULEE UNITED METHODIST CHURCHPlease join us forSUNDAYSERVICES:Adult Sunday School 9:30AM Worship 11 AM Childrens Church 11:00 AMA1A&Christian Way, Yulee225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward 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 Church 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 Sunday Services 9:15 & 11:15 a.m.Pastor Ted Schroder Amelia Plantation Chapel36 Bowman Road Airports, stickers and caring enough to speak W riting this weekly column has been an unexpected blessing in my l ife. The truth is Im often the one who gets spoken to as I write. T hough coming up with things to say each week can be a challenge, in the end, the discipline has been good for me. In light of that, when I have the c hance to travel abroad, Im always looking for things to bring home to s hare with all of you. Usually the stuff I find bubbles up while Im e xperiencing the sights and sounds of the culture Im visiting. On my recent trip to Africa, things were different. Both moments of inspiration hit me while I was in a irports. Go figure. Well, if theres one thing Ive learned about inspirat ion, it shows up when and how it wants. Rather than fight that, Ive disc overed that my job is to harvest the t houghts before they slip away as u nexpectedly as they came. For anyone who knows what Im talking about, m oments of inspiration are easy to m iss, especially when they sneak u p from behind you. How do I know, it recently almost happened to me at the airport in London. There, w hile standing in line at a Starbucks, a man eased up from behind me and b egan speaking to me in a cautious whisper. You dont need to look b ack, he said, but you have a large sticker on the back of your pants evid ently from the store where you recently bought them. As I turned t o see who was talking to me, and then slid my hand back to confirm what he had said, I had to chuckle in a whisper of course as I discretely peeled the five-inch-long sticker o ff and then thanked him for telling me. T he thought of walking around with that sticker on my backside for m ost of the day was both humbling and funny once I got over myself, of course. While sipping my coffee and thinking more about it, I couldnt help but consider all the other people w ho had seen it but didnt have the courage to let me know. It was then t hat inspiration pulled up a chair beside me and began to speak. Why a re we afraid to help each other with things that everyone knows need fixi ng? Though I may be wrong, my guess is that the man who was kind e nough to tell me probably had worn his own stickers around too. Having felt the embarrassment of such moments, he, no doubt, felt compelled to help me out. W hile he was heading to India and I to Africa, our brief interaction r eminded me of a simple but powerful truth. We are our brothers keepe r. If for some reason you are not familiar with that phrase, its origin is the Bible. The account Im referring to is found in the book of Genesis, chapter 4. In it, two brothers, Cain a nd Able, bring separate offerings to the Lord. One of the offerings God a ccepts and the other He refuses. Because Cains offering was unacc eptable, he became jealous and killed his brother. When God a sked him where his brother was, Cains reply was simple; I dont k now, am I my brothers keeper? Though God does not answer that question directly, His response makes it clear. Yes, we all are our brothers keeper. W ithout question, we all have blind spots. To not do what we can to h elp cover each others backs is to miss the second most important c ommandment in the Bible. You shall love your neighbor as yourself. As for the guy that helped me with the sticker, thanks also for giving me something to write about. (Luke 1 0:27-37) Robert L. Goyette is pastor of L iving Waters World Outreach Center. RELIGION NOTES B B u u g g s s p p r r a a y y & & v v o o l l u u n n t t e e e e r r s s T he Salvation Army Hope H ouse is seeking bath towels, bug spray and volunteers. The heat ran off their volunteers and the mosquitoes and gnats are eating Hope House clients alive. While they still need food and bottled water, the t hree greatest needs at this m oment ar e: insect repellant, b ath towels and volunteers. If you are able to help supply any of these items, or any dry foodstuffs or canned goods, that would be a real blessing. Please bring your donations to 410 S. Ninth St., on the corner of Ninth and Date, or call 321-0 435 if you have questions. 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 congregation has a special series of services planned for July and August at the Island Art Association, 18 N. Second St., each Sunday at1 0:30 a.m. The series starts J uly 6 with the Rev. Dr. Gaye O r t iz and will continue with minister led ser v ices alter nating with explorations into the book Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life. For infor mation email eastnassau @ T T u u e e s s d d a a y y w w o o r r s s h h i i p p Join the Salvation Ar m y Hope House at noon on July 8 for the Tuesday Worship Service. Participants will be continuing their discover y reading of the Gospel of John. A ll are welcome. For more i nfor mation, call 321-0435 or s top by the Hope House, located at 410 S. Ninth St. 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 Chur ch of Yulee, the Rev. William Goode Jr ., pastor will sponsor a F ellowship Prayer Breakfast a t 9 a.m. July 19. Everyone is PULPIT N OTES P astor Rob Goyette VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS S S o o l l i i d d R R o o c c k k Solid Rock Church of God by Faith, 86138 Palm Tree Drive, Y ulee, will host its Vacation Bible School week July 7-11 from, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and a program on Sunday, July 13. The theme will be Weird Animals, where Jesus love is one of a kind. Gods love will come to life like never before, touching lives, changing hearts and drawing all people closer to Christ. Participants are in for a wildly creative, unforgettable time. All ages are welcome. For transportation or more information, call S ister 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 Yulee United Methodist Church announces its Vacation Bible School Faith Under Construction will take place from 6-8 p.m. July 7-11 for students in pre K-sixth grade. Call to register with your childs name, age and phone number at 2255381. N N e e w w L L i i f f e e N ew Life Baptist Church is registering for Vacation Bible S chool. The theme is Ar r ow Island, Choosing God s W ay w ith classes for ages K4-K5, first-thir d grades and fourth-sixth grades. VBS is July 7-11 from 6-8:30 p.m. Contact the church of f ice at 261-4818 to r e gister If ther e is no answer leave a mes sage and someone will call. 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 G rab a hammer, find a paintbrush and put your thinking cap o n! It s time for VBS at Memorial United Methodist Chur ch, 6 01 Centre St., downtown Fernandina, July 14-18 from 8:30 a.m.-noon. All rising kindergarteners through rising sixth graders ar e welcome to attend and discover the W o rkshop of Wonders where the ordinary becomes the extraordinary with God. Sign up at or call 2615769 with questions. S S t t . P P e e t t e e r r s s S t. Peter s Episcopal Chur ch invites all children to gear up a t Workshop of Wonders: Imagine and Build with God Vacation Bible School. Explore and experience how the ordinary becomes extraor d inar y with God. The fun begins July 21 and ends July 25, fr om 9 a.m. to noon each day at 801 Atlantic A v e. The adventure includes music that will wow your ears, interactive Bible fun, super science, cool crafts, hands-on mission work, delicious snacks, great games and more. To be a part of all the excitement at W orkshop of W onders, call Gaye Pappas at 2 61-4293 or visit https://2014.cokesbur opalchurch to register online. P P l l a a y y g g r r o o u u p p Mom, me Playgroup for moms and infants-preschoolers meets ever y Thursday morning in Noahs Place at First Pr esbyterian Church, 9 N. Sixth St. in downtown Fernandina Beach. Noahs Place is open from 9 a.m.-noon for moms to gather socialize and network while childr en grow and learn through play and interaction. All are welcome. If you have questions, call the chur ch of fice at 261-3837 or visit www HELP FOR HOPE HOUSE SUBMITTED E very six months Nassau Health Foods and its staff nominate six local nonprofit organizations or programs they are passionate about, to receive a percentage of the companys net profits. This month they chose the Salvation Army Hope House as the r ecipient of their Community Giving Pr o gram and provided a generous donation to help in the work of restoring those in need to a place of productivity and self-sufficiency. Above, Salvation Army Hope House staff members Ludine Pinkney, Mary Moor e and T ara Hall accept the check fr om Shannon Kelly of Nassau Health Foods, s econd fr om left. The community is invited to join Living WatersW orld Outreach Center as they host the 12th annual around the clock Bible Reading beginning Monday July 28 in the c hurch sanctuary at 96282 B rady Point Road, located off A1A just west of the Shave Bridge. The Bible will be read verse by verse beginning with Genesis 1:1 at 6 a.m. Monday and ending with Revelation 22:21 late Thursday afternoon. People of all ages will read fr om the W ord of God in 15-minute intervals. Anyone interested in reading should call the church of fice at 321-2117 or stop by to sign up. People interested in listening to ther eading of God s W or d should feel fr ee to come w henever time allows. T he entire reading will be streamed live on the Internet, which will allow viewers around town and around the world to experience the Word of God being continually read. Simply log onto on Monday, July 28 and select the homepage link to the Bible reading. Round the clock reading invited to come. For information, contact Sis. Nancy 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 ser v ices on the second and four th Sunday of the month at the American Beach Community Center 1600 Julia St. on Amelia Island. Unity Isle of Light is a start-up spiritual community on AmeliaI sland with a positive, practi cal and pr o gressive approach to Christianity All ar e invited and children are welcomed. The American Beach Community Center is ADA compliant. T o learn more contact Marcia Brown at 415-0822.


A ROUND S CHOOL F R IDAY J U LY 4, 2014News-Leader 4 B CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK School supplies dri ve under w a y The Nassau County V olunteer Center s Corporate Volunteer Council, through its 14th annual G.O.K.I.D.S. (Giving Our Kids Impor tant Daily Supplies) project, is collecting school supplies and donations for local students who need them the most. Monetary donations will be used to pur chase 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 projects, more than $140,000 worth of donations and supplies has reached Nassau Countys public schools and teachers. The pr oject will r un thr ough July 29. Distribution to the schools will take place on July 31. The most needed supplies include pencils, pens, pocket folders, wide-ruled notebook paper or spiral notebooks, crayons, glue sticks, clear or mesh backpacks (no wheels dr y-erase markers and white or color copy paper Kleenex, paper towels and wipe-ups. Gift car ds are also welcome. Those who wish to donate school supplies may drop off donations at any of the following locations: Omni Amelia Island Plantation (Associate Services); Century 21/John T. Ferreira Insurance, 500 Centr e St.; city of Fernandina Beach City Hall and Lime Street offices; Nassau County Volunteer Center, 1303 Jasmine St., Ste. A; Amelia Dental Group (Citrona Drive); First Coast Community Bank (14th Street and Target Shopping Center, Yulee); First Federal Bank of Florida (Sadler Road and Chester Road/AIA, Yulee); VyStar Credit Union on 14th Street in Fernandina Beach and in Callahan; CBC National Bank (14th Street); HilliardT own Hall, 15859 W est CR 108; Hilliard Recreation Center, 37516 Oxford St.; Hilliard Librar y, 15821 West CR 108; Hilliard Pharmacy, 551770 US 1; and Hilliard Winn-Dixie, 541494 US 1. The drive is also supported by Rayonier, RockTenn and the Fer nandina Beach Committee of the Callahan Lions Club andr esidents of Ospr ey Village. For mor e information email the Volunteer Center at S UMMER CAMPS K K i i n n d d e e r r s s t t u u d d i i o o s s c c a a m m p p s s K inderstudios offers summer camps that involve drawing, painting and set design, song and dance, drama games and acting out scenes from popular musicals, including Annie July 7-11 and Seussical July 14-18. Register online at www.kinders Hours are 9 a.m.3 p.m. Fee is $150 per week and siblings get 20 percent off. Class size is limited to 15, with three classes by age: 4-6 years, 7-9 years and 10-12 years. Each week concludes with a theatrical performance Friday at 2.30 p.m. at the new A melia Musical Playhouse. Lunch is not provided please bring a lunch box with extra water. Call 415-0954. Kinderstudios is located at 1897 Island Walkway, Suite 4, Fernandina Beach. F F i i z z z z , B B o o o o m m , R R e e a a d d ! J oin the Nassau County Library System in the annual summer program, Fizz, Boom, Read! Programs are planned for children pre-K t hrough sixth grade along with events for the entire famil y. The theme, Fizz, Boom, Read!, includes topics about space, the planets, weather, colors, bubbles, balloons, juggling, animals and more. The pr ograms are free, open to children of all abilities, ared ivided by age and run t hrough July 17. The grand f inale will feature Mrs. Bubbles so dress for water games. Mrs. Bubbles will be at Ewing Park, in Callahan on July 15 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and at Central Park inF ernandina Beach on July 17 a t 11 a.m. and at 2 p.m. The p r o grams are sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Visit 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 conservation center in Y ulee is of fering new e ducational programs for all a ges as part of its Conservation Classroom project. These programs aim to teach and inspire conservation action thr ough lesson plans that make the wilder ness the classroom. Children lear n fr om leading exper ts in diverse life sciences and e ngage in stimulating prog rams where they can touch, smell and truly experience wildlife and habitats while lear ning about the thr e ats they face and the work necessary to ensure their survival. Camp includes swimming, river tours, campfires, thef amous Big Game Room and m or e. There are both over n ight and day camp options. For applications and more infor m ation, visit wocenter org, call 225-3381 or email education@white-oak. or g or bspeeg@wogilman. com. White Oak also works with local nonprofits to identify students who would benefit from scholarships. 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 Theatre 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 matin ees. Registration forms are available at Miss Kates Pre K, 1 303 Jasmine St.; enrollment is limited. For information, 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 returns t o Greyfield Inn on Cumberland Island, Ga., July 1 3-27. 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 c rafts activities with an island theme. Campers will build t heir own Bottle Blasters as a way to stay cool, create i sland origami treasures in Camp Cove, make ice cream, create a garden to table appetizer for the inns guests and explore life on the island. Time is allocated to looking for treasures like shark teeth and pottery and participating in ports like seining and kayaking. Adults can participate or enjoy alone t ime. Teens will hang out with o thers of similar age and can o pt 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 visitg 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 learn about farms a nd cooking at Farm to T able day camp, 10 a.m.-3 p .m. July 8-11 at Y u lee 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 nature. Bring lunch and drink. C ontact Margaret Johnson, U F/IF AS Nassau County E xtension, 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 Impressions and The V ibe, A Youth Center, offer w eekly summer pr ograms for a ges 3 and up. V i sit www.earl yimpr e, call or come by. Locations are 464073 SR 200, Unit 16 and 14 (corner of A1A and Blackr o ck 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 Adventur e s, through July 25 for ages 4-12. For ages 4-5, fee of $125/week covers childcar e, breakfast, snack and lunch. Children ages 6-12 have all meals covered plus three field trips per week for $155/week. Registration fee applies. Visit www or call 321-2137. F F r r o o m m t t o o d d d d l l e e r r s s t t o o m m i i d d d d l l e e s s c c h h o o o o l l Hadley Lin proudly progresses from theT oddler Program to the Primary Program duri ng the Amelia Island Montessori Schools N ext Step Celebration, above. Children in all programs walked across the bridge in front of proud parents, grandparents, friends and peers in the milestonee vent marking the trans ition between prog rams. Sarah Perkins, right, upcoming seventh grader, has been with AIMS since she was a toddler and is part of the first Middle School Class at Amelia IslandM ontessori School. SUBMITTED PHOTOS Help with GED, more In need of training (voca tional or academic), your GED, or assistance in finding a job? The Nor theast Florida Community Action Agency, Inc. (NFCAA e ssary skills they need to succ eed. They offer help throughout every stage of the process. Through the FSSP, or Family Self-Sufficiency Program, they provide: education, employment and financial lit eracy. Orientation will be held for low-income r esidents of Nassau County on W ednesdays, July 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 11 a.m. to noon at the offices at 1303 Jasmine St., Suite 100, Fernandina Beach. For fur ther infor mation and to r eser ve your spot, call, 2610801, ext. 202. SUBMITTED R R a a i i s s i i n n g g m m o o n n e e y y , a a w w a a r r e e n n e e s s s s Fernandina Beach Middle Schools student council sponsored its annual Leukemia/Lymphoma Society walk on April 25 while collecting mor e than $2,000. Students and staf f donated checks, currency and coins in an effort to raise awar eness and research into possible cures for this bone marrow disease. The 1.5-mile walk took place on the Fernandina Beach High School track. From left are Keegan Gorham, Mrs. Varela, Walker Bean, Cisco Moore, Principal John Mazzella, Reggine Alexander, Brody Mandelbaum, Hogan Alvarez, Parker Smith, Kyle Richardson, Price Moore, Eddie Turvey, Jack Martin and Britney Breeden, LLS sponsor. E E A A A A s s c c h h o o l l a a r r Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 943p r esident Tom P iscitello, right, pr es e nts the groups 2014 Harper Hughes Memorial Scholarship to West Nassau High School graduate Darrell Hickman of Callahan. The scholarship tar gets s tudents interested in p ursuing a car eer in avi a tion. Hickman has been accepted at Embr y -Riddle Aeronautical University. Over the past 5 years, the local EAA chapter has presented approximately $10,000 toN assau County students i n the form of scholarships and has pr ovided hundreds of local childr en their first airplane ride as part of the EAA Young Eagles Program. Chapter 943 is a part of the worldwide EAA organization and meets the first Wednesday of ever y month at the Fernandina Beach airpor t at 6:30 p.m. SUBMITTED


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W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y 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 S S E E R R V V I I C C E E D D I I R R E E C C T T O O R R Y Y I I S S L L O O C C A A T T E E D D B B E E L L O O W W 5B N EWS -L EADER F R IDAY J U LY 4, 2014 1 00ANNOUNCEMENTS 1 01Card of Thanks 102Lost &Found 103In Memoriam 104Personals1 05Public Notice 106Happy Card 1 07Special Occasion 1 08Gift Shops 2 00EMPLOYMENT 201Help Wanted 202Sales-Business 203Hotel/Restaurant 2 04Work Wanted 2 05Live-in Help 206Child Care 207Business Opportunity 300EDUCATION 3 01Schools & Instruction 302Diet/Exercise 3 03Hobbies/Crafts 3 05Tutoring 3 06Lessons/Classes 400FINANCIAL 401Mortgage Bought/Sold 402Stocks &Bonds 4 03 F inancial-Home/Property 4 04Money To Loan 500FARM & ANIMAL 501Equipment 502Livestock & Supplies5 03Pets/Supplies 504Services 6 00MERCHANDISE 6 01Garage Sales 6 02Articles for Sale 603Miscellaneous 604Bicycles 605Computers-Supplies 6 06 P hoto Equipment &Sales 6 07Antiques-Collectibles 608Produce 609Appliances 610 Air Conditioners/Heaters 6 11Home Furnishings 612Muscial Instruments 6 13 T elevision-Radio-Stereo 6 14Jewelry/Watches 6 15Building Materials 616Storage/Warehouses 617 Machinery-Tools-Equip. 618Auctions 6 19Business Equipment 6 20Coal-Wood-Fuel 621 Garden/Lawn Equipment 622 Plants/Seeds/Fertilizer 623Swap/Trade 6 24Wanted to Buy 625Free Items 7 00RECREATION 7 01Boats &Trailers 7 02Boat Supplies/Dockage 703 Sports Equipment Sales 704Recreation Vehicles 705 Computers &Supplies 8 00REAL ESTATE 8 01 W anted to Buy or Rent 802Mobile Homes 803Mobile Home Lots 804Amelia Island Homes8 05Beaches 806Waterfront 8 07Condominimus 8 08Off Island/Yulee 8 09Lots 810Farms & Acreage 811Commercial/Retail 812Property Exchange 8 13Investment Property 8 14West Nassau County 815Kingsland/St. Marys 816Camden County 817Other Areas 8 50RENTALS 851Roommate Wanted 8 52Mobile Homes 8 53Mobile Home Lots 8 54Room 855 Apartments-Furnished 856Apartments-Unfurn. 857Condos-Furnished 8 58Condos-Unfurnished 859Homes-Furnished 860Homes-Unfurnished 8 61Vacation Rentals 862Bed & Breakfast 863Office 8 64Commercial/Retail 865Warehouse 9 01TRANSPORTATION 9 01Automobiles 902Trucks 9 03Vans 904Motorcycles 905Commercial B B U U D D D D Y Y S S P P A A I I N N T T I I N N G GQuality Work at Reasonable PricesNo Job Too Small or Too LargeLicensed Bonded Insured FREE ESTIMATES AVAILABLE225-9292 SERVICEDIRECTORY ROOFING HANDYMAN SER VICES State Reg. 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SR 200 If You Have Lost Your Pet please c heck the Nassau Humane Society f acility located at 671 Airport Rd. next t o the airport (904 Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078 License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers l icense building (904 1 05 Public Notice A LL REAL ESTATE Advertised Herein 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 make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. T he News-Leader will not knowingly accept an y advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings a dvertised are available on an equal opportunit y basis. If 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 Development HUD 1(800 the hearing impaired 1(800 9275. E MPLOYMENT 201 Help Wanted A/C SERVICE MECHANIC Must have experience. Clean driving record. D rug free. Mail resume to PO Box 17171, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035 or call (904 SEEKING PATIENT RELATIONS COORDINATOR First Coast Oncology, Amelia Island. Bachelor s degree required. Coordinate p atient care b y scheduling appointments, verifying insurance and o btaining medical records. Send resume to: jan@firstcoastoncology .com CHURCH SEEKING PIANIST Experienced in traditional African American h ymns & gospel music. F o r a ppointment call (570 BE THE 1STMedical Alert Company in y our area, owning y o ur own local distributorship. We do 70% of the work. Unlimited $ return. Investment required. Free call (844 ANF CDL-A COMPANY. TEAMS: Start 55 cpm! Solo: 40 cpm! Increased Sign-On Bonus P AID at Orientation! All MILES P AID! Late Model T r ucks. 1-866-2048006 M AGNA'S A Full Body Salon s eeks a full time Nail T echnician. Magna's is 14+ y ears y o ung. Great opportunit y with existing clientele. T om Hughes ( 904)321-0404. AVERITT EXPRESS New pay i ncrease for regional drivers. 40-46cpm + fuel bonus! Also, post-training pay i ncrease for students. (Depending on d omicile) Get home every week + exc benefits. CDL A req. 888-602-87440. A pply @ A v e EOE Females, minorities, protected veterans, & individuals w/disabilities are encouraged to apply. ANF 2 01 Help Wanted NOW HIRING! Episcopal Childrens Services has an immediate opening for a Family Service Specialist for our Yulee office. Primary responsibilities are to provide child care information a nd referrals to parents and to determine eligibility for School Readiness services whena ppropriate. Degree in Education, Social Services, or related field preferred; $27,000-$30,000 plus excellent benefits. Email resume to ECS is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative A ction / Drug Free Employer. FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMYS eeking F/T Elementary Teacher, P/T P E Teacher, and P/T Technology teacher.Degree required. Experience desired. If interested, please send rsum via email to b o r call Bryan Alvar at (904 SMALL CAFE seeks experienced cook p assionate about preparing fresh, o rganic foods. Good pay, excellent hours. Email resume to LEAD COOK Beach Bum Burgers at Main Beach Putt-Putt is looking for an e xperienced cook and shift manager to e nsure food quality and oversee daily k itchen operations. Pay is negotiable with opportunity for advancement. Serv Safe certification required. Please forward resume toP CLASSIC CARPETS FT opening for outgoing sales person w/some computer skills in Word, Excel & Quickbooks, some Saturday work, $25,000 annual salary fax resume to 261-0291 or email to c OFFICE ASSISTANT /CUSTOMER SERVICE F T/PT assisting customers, processing jobs, detail oriented, not ad esk job. Stop by Amelia Island Graphics, 2162 Sadler Road, for an a pplication BEACHSIDE MOTEL now accepting applications for part -time Housekeepers. Must be able to work week ends. Apply at Beachside Motel, 3172 S Fletcher A v e DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great P a y! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this R egional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-515-8447 HAMPTON INN at the Beach is accepting applications for Room Attendants and Guest Services Representatives. A pply online at REAL ESTATE COMPANY now hiring housek e epers. Best pa y on Amelia and flexible schedules. Saturdays mandatory. 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ANF 3 06 Lessons/Classes HORSE SUMMER CAMP Appy Acres, L LC, 7/7-11/2014, 7/14-18/2014, location: Yulee, M-F, 9am-3pm, $275/wk, 904-583-1321, M ERCHANDISE 6 01 Garage Sales L OTS OF PRETTYDAINTY THINGS P urses, scarv es, sha wls, art, fr ames, n eat kids stuff 4 small vintage bentwood chairs, $75. Small round wood dining table, cookbooks $1. Sat. 7/5, 9-?, 125 S 6th Street. MULTI-FAMILY Sat 7/5, 8-2:30, furniture, household goods, lots of small business supplies, phone, wiring, Bradley lable printer, desks, work benches. 1 mile down Blackrock Rd, right onto Dowling Dr., Yulee GARAGE SALE Saturda y July 5th, 3 105 First A ve, 9am-1pm. YARD SALE R ain or shine! 92014 Crane Dr. (2nd left on Piney Island Fri. 7/4 & Sat. 7/5, 8am-12pm. Clocks, paintings, chain sa w clothing, purses, stuff! See you there! MOVING SALE furniture, w asher/dry er dishes, pots & pans, o ther household items, 86026 Carr V illage Rd., July 4-5, 8am-3pm M ERCHANDISE 6 01 Garage Sales YARD SALE JULY4th & 5th 8am1pm. 86494 Sand Hickory Trail, H ickory Village off Miner Rd. Lots of t reasures for kids and adults. 6 02 Articles for Sale ATTENTION SHRIMPERS! Taped c ast nets for shrimping & live bait nets at lowest prices, Visa/MC okay. Hilliard, FL (800 5FT OAKCABINET or computer d esk $200 (paid $700 rocking chair $30, exersize stationary bike $20, 5 brass book case $40, box of costume jewelry $85, 10 pr size 8 l adies shoes $40, elec. grass shreader $ 75. (904 O AK HUTCH g lass shelving, lighted interior, excellent condition, $300, (904 8 OLHAUSEN SLATE POOL TABLE L ike new, with accessories. Sheraton Model. $1,900. Call (904 AIR TOOLS Framing, finish, coil, brad, sidewall, roofing guns. 12 inch compound miter saw, biscuit joiner, plunge/router. Patio furn. Body Opponent punching bag. (904 0026 607 Antiques & Collectibles HUGE SALE THIS WEEKEND at A 1A Antiques i n Yulee. Discounts will be an ywhere from 25 to 80% off Sale v aries by dealer. Friday & Saturday from 10am-5pm & Sunday from 1pm5pm. Come see us. 6 17 Machinery Tools & Equip. CRAFTSMAN 21" lawn mower $150 and/or Toro 12 in. cordless trimmer w ith lithium battery & charger $100. ( one y ear old, little used) (904)6247 343 leave message. 6 18 Auctions ONLINE ONLY 2-DAY AUCTION Furniture liquidation including rugs, tables, household items, furniture & m ore. Jamestown, NC, Guilford Co. 7/11 at 8am to 7/18 & 7/21 at 1pm. Iron Horse Auction Co., Inc. 800-997-2 248. NCAL3936. w ww ANF R ECREATION 7 01 Boats & Trailers 17 BOAT motor & trailer, motor & batteries new, custom T-top, many extras, make offer, 904-321-1641 310 SEARAY (2007 WELLM AINTAINED, like new condition. $99,900 with year complimentary indoor storage Ft. George Marina. (904 R EAL ESTATE SALES 8 02 Mobile Homes YULEE 3BR/2BA DW, newly remodeled inside & out. Rent to own or purchase. $995/mo. Inludes water & sewer. Call (904 806 Waterfront Waterfront Homes & Lots Call ( 904) 261 for information. C.H. L asserre, Realtor. 8 11 Commercial/Retail RESTAURANT FOR SALE Ongoing o per ation, fully equipped. High 6 figure sales. Great location. Modern building, g ood lease. F or appointment, and confidential information, please call (904 REAL ESTATE R ENTALS 851 Roommate Wanted 2 BR 1ST AVE to share. Your part $600/mo. (includes all Mature, professional, must work a fullt ime job. (404ve a msg. 852 Mobile Homes SINGLEWIDE MOBILE HOMES 3BR/2BA $800/mo + $800/deposit. 2 BR/2BA $775/mo + $775/deposit. (904904 O N ISLAND R emodld 2&3BR mobile homes starting $175/wkly/$695/mo. + deposit & utilities, Avail July & August, Details 261-5034. AFFORDABLE LIVING Bring your RV to live on a campground for $425/ mo. All utilities included. (904 5577. 4BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE Newly r emodeled, on 1 acre, Yulee. $900/mo. + $900 dep. (904 STATIONARY RVS for rent weekly or monthly. Call (904 SWMH 75641 Johnson Lake Rd., 3BR/2BA, new floor & paint, $775/mo + deposit. (904478 363-1066. Serious renters only. SINGLE WIDE TRAILER for rent. Lonnie Crews Rd., 2BR/2BA, outside sheds, new floor & paint. $700/mo + deposit. (904 853 Mobile Home Lots 1 ACRE LOT FOR RENT for mobile home. In Y ulee, nice lot with large trees. Call for details (904 225-7703. 854 Rooms R OOM FOR RENT with private bath. $ 400/mo Includes electric & cable. Call (904


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