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MARY MAGUIRE News-Leader A skydiving company wants to open in Fer nandina Beach and land its tan dem jumpers on the beach behind Sliders Seaside Grill at South Fletcher Avenue and Sadler Road. ere going to generate money said John Hornsby, who attended the Nassau County Commission meeting Monday to ask for the boar s support. Hornsby said he has been getting the r un-ar ound fr om Fer nandina Beach of ficials, who would have to approve a plan for skydiving on a city beach. Hornsby said he represents the companys owners, which include his brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Lisa Hor nsby He identified the busi ness as Sky Dive Fernandina Beach. Hor nsby said the business could generate $700,000, based on numbers at his brothers skydiving business in Ar uba. Hornsby said 15 percent of the proceeds would go to the city, and that he already has a deal with McGill Aviation in Fernandina Beach to get the airplanes. Hornsby said the business would employ five people who would do the pushing. That comment generated laughs from the board and Hornsby corrected himself to say that no one would be pushed. He said plans call for tandem jumpers every 10 to 15 minutes, with planes completing a r ound in 30 min utes. He did not say what days or hours the business would operate. Hor nsby told commissioners that the effort is a good marketing opportunity for Amelia Island. He said the jumpers would wear helmets mounted with video cameras that would at times point at four canopies stenciled with the wor ds Amelia Island. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK News-Leader 1 6 0th year No. 56 C op yright, 2014 The News-Leader Fernandina Beach, FL Printed on 100% recycled newsprint with soy based ink. F RIDAY J ULY 11, 2014 /16 P AGES 2 S ECTIONS BEACH 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 H OMES .......................................................4B M USIC N OTES .....................................2B O B ITU ARIE S ........................................... 2A O UTAND A BOUT .................2B R ELIGION .................................................. 3B S ERVICE D IRECT ORY ....................... 5B S PORTS ....................................................10A S UDOKU ......................................2B S S E E A A T T U U R R T T L L E E N N E E S S T T I I N N G G S S E E A A S S O O N N 2014 Nests: 73 2012 Nests: 189 Hatchlings: 14,096 P P l l e e a a s s e e t t u u r r n n o o f f f f o o r r r r e e d d i i r r e e c c t t l l i i g g h h t t s s s s h h i i n n i i n n g g d d i i r r e e c c t t l l y y o o n n t t h h e e b b e e a a c c h h . F F o o r r a a d d e e t t a a i i l l e e d d c c o o u u n n t t s s e e e e w w w w w w . a a m m e e l l i i a a i i s s l l a a n n d d s s e e a a t t u u r r t t l l e e w w a a t t c c h h . c c o o m m . MARY MAGUIRE N ews-Leader N assau County accepted a bid W ednesday for the construction of a n ew sheriffs administration building and for the expansion of the Emergency Operations Center to house 911 dispatchers. The bids, totaling nearly $10 million, wer e within county estimates. Acon Constr uction Company of J acksonville came up with the lowest p rice to design and build both proje cts. Her e are the price tags: Sheriffs administration building: $7,756,000, 35,000 square feet. 911 Call Center: $1,920,000, 5,000 squar e feet. Design work gets under way in August and shovels ar e scheduled to g et in the ground Dec. 22, according t o county officials. Excited and anxious, said Sheriff Bill Leeper, who attended the opening of the bids Wednesday morning at the Rober t M. Foster Justice Center in Y ulee. e still have a long way to go but wer e moving the pr ocess for war d said Leeper T he sheriff and his staff operate o ut of a collection of trailers on A1A, just east of I-95. Plans for the construction of a new building have been in various planning stages for mor e than a decade. The 300 employees, reserve officers and volunteers af filiated with the Nassau County Sherif f s Of fice are e xcited and anxious to move out of o ur cur rent trailer park facility into a moder n -day operation, said Leeper. In an inter view after the bids were open, Leeper said the new facility will help the community and the depar t m ent. The new building will help us prov ide better service to the public and better conditions for our employees, said Leeper. County Commission Chair Bar r y Holloway also attended the opening of the bids. Absolutely Im happy with the n umbers, said Holloway Its less than $10 million and I t hink that will help us as a board make a decision on whether to write a check or look into financing the project. Holloway said he is leaning towar ds borrowing the money. Of course in business you want to pay for something if you can with cash, but ther e are great advantages to borrowing the money, said Holloway. Rates are so low and there are tax advantages to consider as well, T he county board has set aside $10 m illion for the construction project. T he five commissioners have disagreed about whether to pay cash or borrow the money. Commissioner Danny Leeper has previously said in public meetings that he would like to finance the constr uction. C ommissioner Steve Kelley has a dvocated a pay as you go approach. C ommissioner Walter Jr Boatright has leaned towards financing. Commissioner Pat Edwar ds has expressed a desire to pay cash. But, at the boar ds budget meeting on Monday Edwards said he was planLow bids for sheriffs building, 911 center under $10 million A NGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader A Yulee mother of three was arrested Tuesday for child neglect after her 1 8-month-old son was apparently left in a vehicle for four hours. A ccording to police reports, Michelle King, 25, of 96023 Hawthorne C ourt, left her house Tuesday at 4:45 a.m. with her husband and three children to drive him to work in Jacksonville, arriving back at the residence about 6 a.m. The child, one of a set of twins, was reportedly discovered by his 6-yearold brother, who went to the vehicle a round 10 a.m. to retrieve a toy. T he older child reportedly removed the toddler from his car seat located on the right rear side of the vehicle, carried him into the house, laid him on the c arpet just inside the door and woke his mother, according to reports. King called 911 after being awakened by her older son. One of my twins was outside. He got outside. And hes all sorts of hot. A nd hes just really tired looking, a tearful King told a dispatcher during h er call to 911. Hes still awake, I think he has heat stroke, she said. I dont know how he got out of the house, King said during the call. I was sleeping with my other children. ... I should know better than to keep any d oors unlocked ... its so hot out there. After being evaluated by rescue workers, the child was found to be suffering from heat exhaustion and dehydration, and was transported to UF Health in Jacksonville, where he was in stable condition, according to reports. T he child had a temperature over 100 degrees when rescue personnel arrived, the report stated. While interviewing King, her son and one of the rescue workers, police discovered that King had forgotten to get the third child out of the SUV when s he returned home from Jacksonville. According to a police report, Mrs. K ings failure to remove the child from the vehicle could reasonably be expected to result in serious injury and/or a substantial risk of death for the child. Through Mrs. Kings failure to take prescribed medication, failure to remove the child from the vehicle, and Mom arrested for leaving child in hot car CHILD Continued on 3A K ing T T r r a a n n s s c c r r i i p p t t o o f f 9 9 1 1 1 1 c c a a l l l l , 3 3 A A 9 9 1 1 1 1 c c a a l l l l a a v v a a i i l l a a b b l l e e a a t t 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 B B a a n n g g f f o o r r i i t t s s b b u u c c k k I n bid documents submitted to the county, Acon Construction Co., Inc. i n Jacksonville said it has handled projects ranging in price from $500,000 t o $6 million. They include renovation of the Emergency Operations Center for the city of Jacksonville, a drainage program for Baldwin, an Explosion Ready Room for Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., an aircraft maintenance facility for Cecil Field and a fire department training room for the Naval Air Station (NAS ou dont do work for the Navy unless youre really good, said the countys Facility Maintenance Director Bob Knott. Knott is an engineer with certification to work in Florida and California. He spent 30 years withA nheuser Busch and worked for a consulting company for NASAs space p rogram. The county is going to get a lot of bang for its buck, said Knott. Officials say that construction should start in late December. As for completion dates, the 911 center should be done in July 2015. The sheriffs administration building should be completed in March 2016. Knott said that Sheriff Bill Leeper will pick the buildings finishes. Once the (county commission f, well get busy , said Knott. SHERIFF Continued on 3A R eminder: A1A detour this weekend A1A will be completely closed fr om 5:30 a.m. Satur day to 8 p.m. Monday at the railr oad crossing between I-95 and U.S. 17 in Nassau County while the crossing is reconstructed. The detour routes are US 17 and I-95. Motorists and pedestrians will be allowed to access businesses and r es idences on A1A but will not be allowed to cross the railroad tracks. The existing railroad crossing, owned by CSX Transportation Inc., is being r eplaced with a new concr ete cr ossing. The ar ea is also being resurfaced once the cr ossing is replaced. The Florida Department of Transportation is overseeing the construction and roadway resurfacing. S kydiving on the beach? TOP DOWN PHOTOS COUR TESY OF THE U.S. NA VY U .S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel meets Wednesday with p ersonnel at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Ga. He thanked them for their service and warned that threats in the Mideast from a newly declared Islamist state created by rebels fighting in Syria and Iraq pose new dangers to the United States that will r equir e continued militar y vigilance.


2A F RIDAY J ULY 11, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK WEEKLY UPDATE G G u u i i t t a a r r s s n n e e e e d d e e d d A rts Alive Nassau is excited to report it plans to start a g uitar program at Yulee Elementary in September as part of its after-school offerings. To do so, they need donations of acoustic guitars. P erhaps you purchased one with the idea of taking lessons o r learning to play and never got around to it. If you have an a coustic guitar and would be willing to donate it to Arts Alive Nassau, they would be most appreciative. Contact them at info@artsalivenass or 225-0575 during business hours. By donating, y ou give a young child the opportunity to learn to make m usic. Arts Alive Nassau is a 501(c3ganization that provides free afterschool arts classes for child ren ages 6-10 in Nassau County. G G u u n n c c o o u u r r s s e e s s G ary W. Belson Associates Inc. will hold a concealed weapon license course at 6:30 p .m. July 15, 21 and 24. A b asic with defensive tactics course will be held at 7:45 a.m. July 19. For details and additional classes and information, contact Belson at 491-8358, (904 Visit w G G E E D D h h e e l l p p In need of training (vocational or academic), your GED, or assistance in finding a job? The Northeast Florida Community Action Agency, Inc. (NFCAA the necessar y skills they need t o succeed. They of f er help t hroughout every stage of the p rocess. Through the FSSP, or Family Self-Sufficiency Program, they provide: education, employment and financial literacy Orientation will be held for low-income r esidents o f Nassau County on W ednesdays, July 16, 23 and 3 0 from 11 a.m. to noon at 1303 Jasmine St., Suite 100, Fernandina Beach. For information and to r eser ve your spot, call, 2610801, ext. 202. C C i i r r c c l l e e o o f f S S u u p p p p o o r r t t S avannah Grands Circle of S upport meeting will be held o n July 16 at 6 p.m. Speaker will be Jewell Taylor, LPN, Savannah Grand resident car e coor dinator The topic will be dementia car e. Do you feel as though your loved one may be exhibiting some of thee arly signs of dementia? Ar e y ou caring for someone with d iagnosed Alzheimers disease or a related dementia? Ask some questions, get some answers and shar e with others going through similar experiences. T he meeting is open to a nyone whose life has been a ffected by a loved one with dementia. For information call 3210898. Savannah Grand is locat ed at 1900 Amelia Trace Court, Fernandina Beach. A A l l z z h h e e i i m m e e r r s s s s u u p p p p o o r r t t The Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group of Nassau County will not meet in July. The next meeting will be held on Thursday Aug. 21 fr om 2:30-4:30 p.m. This will be a full suppor t gr oup meeting and is open to the public. Everyone who has an interest is invited to attend. For further information call Debra Dombkowski, LPN, at 261-0701, ext. 113. P P a a r r k k i i n n s s o o n n s s s s u u p p p p o o r r t t The Parkinson s Disease Suppor t Group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Council on Aging, 1367 South 18th St., Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20 and Dec. 18. HOPE FOR WARRIORS HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER With their rear wheels in the Pacific in Santa Monica, Calif., left, cyclists b egin a cross-country trip J une 5 to raise funds to b enefit post 9/11 service m embers. C ompleting a journey of more than 3,000 miles that raised more than $15,000 for Hope For The Warriors, cyclists arrive July 8 at the Atlantic Ocean near Sadler Road, above. The nationaln onprofit organization a ssists post-9/11 service m embers, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physi cal and psychological wounds in the line of duty. As they bicycled acr oss the countr y the group visi ted military bases, monum ents and impor tant A merican landmarks along the way. They have participated in park dedications for fallen heroes, a fireworks ceremony for Independence Day and much mor e. Along the w ay, they have also had g r eat conversations with c itizens acr o ss the countr y SUBMITTED 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. R R e e u u b b e e n n C C r r e e w w s s B B U U D D D D Y Y I I n n L L o o v v i i n n g g M M e e m m o o r r y y R R e e u u b b e e n n H H . B B u u d d d d y y C C r r e e w w s s 7 7 / / 2 2 2 2 / / 6 6 7 7 3 3 / / 2 2 2 2 / / 2 2 0 0 0 0 7 7 . . . H H e e w w i i l l l l j j o o y y f f u u l l l l y y c c o o m m e e t t o o c c a a r r r r y y y y o o u u o o n n t t h h e e w w i i n n g g s s O O f f t t h h e e g g r r e e a a t t s s p p e e c c k k l l e e d d b b i i r r d d . . . W W e e l l o o v v e e y y o o u u , t t h h e e g g i i r r l l s s , J J a a c c k k & & S S h h a a r r o o n n , y y o o u u r r s s i i s s t t e e r r DEATH NOTICES Martin Alan Duggard, 69, Yulee, died on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. G reen Pine Funeral Home Thomas Tucker McGrath, 56, Yulee, died on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. No services are planned. Green Pine Funeral Home Colla borative launches cancer resource guide JACKSONVILLE The Northeast Florida Cancer Control Collaborative (NF C CC) has launched the C ancer Resource Guide, a free online directory of cancerrelated resources to help educate and empower patients, caregivers and healthcare providers on the First Coastr egarding cancer prevention and treatment. The guide, which is funded in part by the Centers for Disease Control, through the Florida Department of Health Compr ehensive Cancer Control Program and the Nor theast Florida Cancer Contr ol Collaborative, is being coor dinated by the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida. This new resource will feature provider details as well as infor mation on financial assistance, caregiving, community r esour ces and much more. A section on smoking cessation is also included. As a part of the new initiative, NFCCC is inviting local or g anizations that pr ovide can cer-related care or treatment to create a free listing in the g uide to reach cancer patients, t heir families and caregivers in Baker, Clay, Flagler, Nassau, St. Johns, Putnam and Volusia counties. Highlights of the NFCCC Cancer Resource Guide include: The guide is the only online portal that offers a single comprehensive repository of information and resources in Northeast Florida, covering the full spectr um of cancer related needs. Or ganizations with a list ing in the cancer guide will r eceive access to update their information. The guide will be promoted throughout the region giving organizations a broad exposur e. Organizations can create a fr ee listing in the Nor theast Florida Cancer Resource Guide by visiting www .nefl AA MEETINGS Open meetings are open to anyone, including non-a lcoholics, families, etc., who may be interested in Alcoholics Anonymous. All scheduled AA meetings are non-smoking and one hour Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for people who have, or think they may have, a drinking pr oblem ar e held Mondays at noon and Satur days at 10 a.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, on Atlantic Avenue across from Fort Clinch State Park. The Fernandina Beach Gr oup meets in the Amelia Room, 906 S. Seventh St., Mondays at 6:30 p.m. (begin ners); Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. (open discussionednesdays at 7 a.m. (open 12 & 12 study) and 11 a.m. (open step meeting); Thursdays at 7 a.m. (open Big Book study), 11 a.m. (open dis cussion) and 6;30 p.m. (open Big Book study); Fridays at 11 a.m. (open Big Book study) and 7 p.m. (open meditation, speaker); and Saturdays at 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. (open discussionC all 261-8349. The Downtown Group meets at the Alachua Club, cor ner of Thir d and Alachua streets on Mondays at 8 p.m. (open 12 & 12 study Tuesdays at 8 p.m. (open speaker); Wednesdays at 8:15 p.m. (open men s dis cussion); Thursdays at 8 p.m.; Fridays at 8 p.m.; and Saturdays at 8 a.m. (open discussion) and 8 p.m. (open relationships). Call 2613580. The Dunes Group, Peters Point in Fer nandina Beach, meets Fridays at 7:30 a.m. (24-hour book meeting The Freedom Group holds AA meetings on Mondays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 p.m. (candlelight) at 1014 South 10th St. The Fer nandina Beach NA group meets at 8 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays (Step Speaker at 7 p.m. Thursdays at 1014 South 10th St. Become an eldera d v ocate ElderSource, a nonprofit organization that works to empower elders, adults with disabilities and their caregivers in or der to age with dignity and independence, is seeking volunteer members to its Advisory Council, specifically seniors who reside in Nassau County. Duties for an Advisory Council member ar e to r epor t on the needs of elderly and emer ging issues in their r espective counties; r eview and comment 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 Advisor y Council members ar e an impor tant asset to our organization, said Linda Levin, executive director of ElderSource. They are an active voice we need to hear in order for us to stay in touch on the sen ior issues affecting the communities in which they live. Meetings ar e held the third Thursday of every other month from 12:30-2 p.m. at various locations, which are announced well in advance of the meeting. Advisory Council members ar e r eim bursed for their mileage to and fr om the meeting. For infor mation about how to become an ElderSource Advisory Council member, please call (904 email ElderSour ce is a state des ignated Area Agency on Aging and Aging Disability Resour ce Center funded in part by state and federal grants, foundation grants and private donations.


T he company, he said, is planning to purchase advertisements at the airport for $26,500. Hornsby said he has secur ed a transponder beacon from the Federal Aviation A dministration (FAA) and app r oval fr om the Envir onmental P r o tection Agency (EP A) to jump in an area where sea turtles are known to nest. He said the EPA had no issue with us and the turtles from May to November. Hornsby said the city and t he county do not have to worry a bout liability issues because c ustomers will sign liability waivers. Board Chair Barry Holloway advised Hornsby to speak with local law enforcement agencies a s well as the county manager a nd county attorney. He was g iven business cards. Hornsby invited commissioners to participate in a demonstration jump for the city commission. Unh, unh, said Commissioner W alter Jr B oatright. He said he has spok en extensively to Hornsby a bout bringing skydiving to the a rea and supports the request, but he said he is not jumping out of a plane thats comfortably airborne. I thought it was ludicrous for someone to jump out of an airplane, said Boatright. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 3A F RIDAY J ULY 11, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CHILD C ontinued from 1A 9 9 1 1 1 1 c c a a l l l l Following is Michelle Kings call to 911 Tuesday after her 18-month-old son was found by his brother in the family car. Kings voice is shaky throughout the call and at times she moans or is inaudible. Her other children can be heard in the background. D ispatcher: 911, what is your emergency? King: One of my twins was outside. He got outside. And hes all sorts of hot. And hes just really tired looking. (missing portion K: Hes 18 months D: OK, has he lost consciousness or anything? K : No, hes still awake. I think he has heat stroke. D : You said what? K: I think he has heat stroke. D: OK, is he responding to you? K: No, no, no, ... yeah, he is, yeah. D: OK, and is he able to talk to you normally? K: No, he doesnt talk really yet. Hes starting to fall asleep. K: (King calls the babys name) Get up. Get up. D: OK, is he responding to you? K : Hes trying to sleep right now. D: OK, and he feels hot to the touch? K: Oh yes. D: OK, has anything like this ever happened with him before? K: No! No maam. D: Alright. Has he had anything to drink? Or have you ... K: Im giving him water right now. D : OK, just a second ... (typing can be heard K: Is that good or bad? D: Well, normally we tell you not to give him anything to eat or drink before the paramedics get there but if you think hes overheated he may need something cool. Um, can you take his clothes off? K : He already has his clothes off. D : Alright. Another dispatcher is sending the p aramedics, OK, so just stay on the line and Ill tell you what to do. I want you to remove his clothing. K: OK, he doesnt have any on. D: I want you to apply cool water to his skin. K: OK. Like in the tub? D: Yeah, you can put him in a cool tub of water, um, you dont want it to be so cold that it upsets h im, but if you can just put him in a cool tub of water, or, you know, or in the sink, wherever he will s it. Is the air conditioner on in the house? K: Um, yes, the air conditioner is running. D : Is anyone there with you? K: Im sorry? D: OK. Is anyone there with you? K: No. Its me and my three children. D: OK, is your front door unlocked for the param edics? (King can be heard asking one of her children t o please unlock the front door, then returns to the dispatcher.) K : Hes all red like hes got sunburn. I dont know how he got out of the house! D: OK, was he outside by himself? K: Im sorry? D: Was he outside by himself? K : Um, yes maam. I dont know how he got out. D: OK. Do you know how he long he was out t here? K: Um, probably two hours. D : OK. Where were you during this time? K: I was sleeping inside with my other two children. (audible whimpering and moaning D: How old are the other children? K : Um, there is another twin and shes 18 months and I have a six year old. K : You said cool water? D: Yes. ( King can be heard directing one of her children to get a stepstool) D: Did you have a fenced yard or something, is that where he was? Where was he outside? Where was he outside by himself maam? K: Um, he was out ... out ... out in the back. D: Is there a fenced yard or ...? K: Yes. (The dispatcher can be heard typing K: Hes acting real lethargic. D: OK, well weve got the paramedics on the way, OK? K: OK. D: (more typing K : Im from Las Vegas and I should know better than to keep any doors unlocked, especially while I m sleeping. Its so hot out there and I know its hot out here too. D : Right. K: Oh man. D: OK, hows he doing right now? Hes awake? Hes asleep? Is he breathing OK? K: Yes, he breathing fine. But when his eyes w ere open he was real lethargic. ... Hes been out in the sun for a while. ( King can be heard talking to her other children and to the baby) D : OK, the paramedics are outside. K: OK. D: OK, dont leave him in the water by himself. K: Oh no, no, I will not. D: Get a towel and take him to the door with y ou, OK? (King can be heard telling her children the param edics are there and asking one of them to turn off the water. S he can be heard groaning and talking about a bottle of water.) The paramedics arrive K: Yes, come in. Paramedic: Hi, whats going on? K : Um, hes obviously very hot. P: Where was he at? K : Um, he was outside. P: Where? K : He got out. P: He got outside? K: Yes. P: He crawled out? K: Yes. P: OK. D: OK maam, Im going to go ahead and hang up, OK? K: Yes. Thank you! D: Alright. 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 staffin welcoming Dr.Koss. Sincerely Jay Crump O.D.,P.A.Dr. Jay Crump 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. remove the child from the vehicle, and failure to determine if the child was absent from her presence for four hours, she followed a course of conduct which she reasonably should have known could have caused death or great bodily harm, a report stated. T here was no further information about the prescribed medication that the woman had failed to take. That information is exempt from public record by federal law but could be introduced in court during a criminal case. This course of conduct was further established by the fact that the c hild was found in medical distress by his unsupervised sibling and Mrs. King was not aware of the situation until she was awakened by her child. King was arrested and charged with child neglect without great bodily harm, and police alerted the Department of Children and F amilies to evaluate the case, according to police reports. King was booked into the Nassau County Jail on a $10,002 bond. She posted that and was released from jail. She has no previous arrests in Nassau County, according to Clerk of Courts records. According to the D uval County Clerk of Courts, King was arrested June 26 in Jacksonville on a criminal traffic charge of having a drivers license expired more than six months. She was fined $141.25 in t hat case. A ccor ding to court records, M ichelle Lee Clayton and Daniel Ronald King were married on Dec. 26, 2012. BEACH Continued from 1A ning to lease a vehicle for the lumber y ar d he owns in Y ulee for the first time in 40 years of business. The board needs to sign off on the proposal before workc an begin. A vote is expected as e arly as next week. T hree Jacksonville-based companies bid on the sheriff building and two on the 911 center. The bids for the sheriffsa dministration building wer e: Acon Constr u ction Co., Inc., $7,756,000 Batson-Cook Construction, $7,879,000 Perry McCall Construction, Inc., $9,197,000 The bids for the 911 center were: Acon, $1,920,000 Batson-Cook, $1,997,000 FPU to celebrate anniversary Florida Public Utilities (FPU anniversary of its incorporation on July 18. E stablished in 1924 as Palm B each Company the business w as founded as a pr o vider of gas ener g y, with a customer base of approximately 1,300. Today, FPU serves approximately 118,000 customers, and pr ovides natural gas, electrici ty and propane gas service to g rowing residential, commerc ial and industrial markets t hr o ughout Florida. After being acquired by Chesapeake Utilities in 2009, FPU has welcomed Central Florida Gas, Indiantown Gas, Cr escent Propane and other businesses to its growing list of companies and affiliates.W ithin the last five years, FPU h as taken steps to expand nat ural gas service to Nassau County the city of Okeechobee and, most recently, Hypoluxo Island. In 2014, the company acquir ed the natural gas opera ting and distribution system f rom the municipality of the c ity of For t Meade, the first such pur c hase in the state of Florida. FPU currently has more than 300 employees, and isexpanding to operate today out of 10 locations thr oughout the s tate. We are proud to be part of a company that has ser v ed the community for so many years and look forward to continuing to ser ve as we gr o w said Jeff Householder, president of FPU. Florida Public Utilities Co. i s a wholly owned subsidiary of C hesapeake Utilities Corp. C hesapeake Utilities Corp. is a diversified utility company engaged in natural gas distribution, transmission and marketing, electric distribution, propane gas distribution and wholesale marketing,a dvan-ced information serv ices and other related service s. Infor m ation about Chesapeakes businesses is available at www Mor e infor mation on FPU is available at R R a a t t e e i i n n c c r r e e a a s s e e Acustomer service hearing on a proposed rate increase f or local FPU customers is scheduled for 5 p.m. Aug. 20 at A tlantic Avenue Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave. The p roposed increase, if approved by the state Public Service Commission, would increase the bill for an average customer by $6.12, or 4.62 percent, per month beginning next January SHERIFF Continued from 1A


This report is new vehicle sales in our country through June. The beat goes on for improved sales accomplishm ents in America, as those who follow national news are aware. The first half of the year saw sales of 8,168,888 vehicles, a 4 percent improvement over last years 7,833,026. We have come back to what is considered a more typical volume, pre-recession. L ow rates and an aging fleet of vehicles on the road have combined to keep the momentum in place. As usual, the raw numbers in the nearby box are accompanied by some observations. We will again list the top seven manufacturers creating U.S. sales, after which there is a b ig volume drop-off. I would call your attention to the middle column, the percent change in raw sales. If you didnt gain 4 percent in sales, you lost ground. Chrysler and Nissan were the clear winners, each with above-market sales increases and nice mark et share gains. GM held on pretty well, despite having to play defense on recalls. Toyota picked up a tenth of share o n a 5 percent sales bump. Ford lost a full point of share on a 2 percent sales drop. Some suggest Ford and Honda, which also went backwards, are not chasing numbers. They are focused on profit m argins instead. The Korean brands are a factor, but have retreated from big gains to more of a typical market performer. VW says it lacks product as a justification of the sales drop. The Jeep division of Chrysler continues to be on fire, up from 229,405 units last year to 332,802 units, a 45 percent gain. I n the high-line arena, gains are above market. Mercedes leads with 163,107 sales, up 8 percent. BMW is a close second, with 157,382 sales for a 12 percent gain. Lexus is third, with 138,689 sales and a 17 percent gain. Buick (113,472 (84,34959,341 L incoln(44,542 upticks in the teens. Collectively, a healthy market with an expectation for a strong rest of the year. Those that have helped the automotive rebound thank you. Those that havent we invite you to get on board. New or used, it s ure helps our economy. Have a good week. Rick Keffer owns and operates Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Yulee. He invites questions or positive stories about automobile use and ownership. 4A F RIDAY J ULY 11, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK K EFFER CORNER R ickKeffer Mid-year vehicle sales market report New Owners, Frank and Janet Blake invite you to visit the newly renovated facility! Now featuring Beach Bum Burgers, Hot Dogs, Fries, Drinks, etc, and Pirate Scoops Bluebell Ice Cream and Milkshakes. Complete menu on Facebook & call-in orders welcome. Putt-Putt Daily Specials Monday-Thursday! NowRenting Bikes, Chairs & Umbrellas!Doubles Tournaments each Friday Night at 7:00 pm Join us daily from 10:00am to 9:00pm Sunday from 11:00am to 9:00pm 6North Fletcher Ave (Main Beach 261-4443 Beach Main Beach Putt-Putt Licensed Insured BondedAffordable Hourly Rates! 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Owner Dina Martin offers a wide selection of i tems with little ones in mind. We carry a variety of clothes and toys from a round the U.S. and some European countries as well. Martin worked in retail management after college. When she decided to open her own store, she t ook business development classes to familiarize h erself with the business side of retailing. Dina chose to open a childrens store because s he enjoyed working in retail and being around c hildren. She wanted to create a whimsical atmosphere in the shop using an animal that children could enjoy, soshe chose monkeys. W ith the help of family and friends, Monkey Barrel was opened in March1996 and itsbeen a source of fun and fulfillment ever since. s been great and my family loves to help me w ith unpacking inventory, merchandising and w orking/selling. Patrons will find clothing in sizes from newborn to size 10 for boys and size 14 for girls and a good selection of toys including puzzles, games, dolls, a ndcars as well as beach and pool toys, stuffed animals and arts and crafts kits. Business hours at Monkey Barrel are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Visit with Dina and her staff Gwen, Kathy, Sally, Caroline and John William at92 Amelia Village. Check out their Facebook page or e-mail Dina at Phone 261-0777Monkey Barrel P P u u t t Y Y o o u u r r B B u u s s i i n n e e s s s s I I n n T T h h e e S S p p o o t t l l i i g g h h t t C C a a l l l l 2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 9 9 6 6 T T o o F F i i n n d d O O u u t t H H o o w w V V e e h h i i c c l l e e s s a a l l e e s s t t h h r r o o u u g g h h J J u u n n e e ManufacturerYTDYTD 6/13ChangeYTD 2014 YTD 2013 M arket ShareMarket Share G eneral Motors1,455,8681,420,346+3%17.8%18.1% F ord Motor Co.1,265,3571,289,736-2%15.5%16.5% T oyota Motor1,165,6071,108,791+5%14.3%14.2% C hrysler Group1,020,123908,332+12%12.5%11.6% A merican Honda739,436745,578-1%9.1%9.5% Nissan N.A.704,477624,709+13%8.6%8.0% Hyundai-Kia661,847638,361+4%8.1%8.1% VW Group288,073303,894-5%3.5%3.9% A PUBLICSERVICEANNOUNCMENT B YTHENE WS-LE ADER


MARY MAGUIRE News-Leader Steve Rieck is retiring as executive director of the Nassau County Economic Development Board (NCE DB) after seven years on the j ob. Rieck said that his last day would be Sept. 30. He made the announcement in a June 20 letter to the organizations board of directors. County Manager Ted Selby said his office did not receive a copy. I typed it up and put a stamp on it, said Rieck. Im still one of the people who uses the U.S. mail. In an interview last week, Rieck, who turns 65 in August, said he plans to spend time with family, including his wife, two adult children and his t hree-year-old grandson. The first thing Im going to d o is kick back and take it easy, said Rieck. But I have a lot of work to do between now and then. At the top of his To Do l ist, said Rieck, is setting the agenda for the organizations strategic planning retreat. The board and its investors are meeting Sept. 23 at White Oak conser vation center in Yulee to map out a plan for the future. R ieck said he would work w ith the NCEDBs executive c ommittee to find a replacement. The committee includes the boards four officers and three investors from the local business community I wanted to give them time to find someone who can con t inue the goals we have establ ished and move the mission f or w ard, said Rieck. NCEDB member Helmut Albrecht, who is expected to ser ve on the sear c h commit tee, said the or ganization ben efited from Riecks professional leadership. We are grateful to have S teve working for us, said A lbrecht. One of his biggest accomplishments is Nassau Tomorrow Nassau T omor r o w is a fiveyear strategic plan to gener ate jobs in Nassau County. The pr ogram focuses on achieving goals in five ar eas, including b usiness recruitment and mark eting, business retention and workforce development, government affairs, communications and investor r elations. The NCEDB said that in its first year, seven projects br ought in 567 new jobs and $97 million in capital invest m ent. R ieck is also credited with working with county officials to establish the countys first tax incentive pr o gram. The economic development grant was established almost two years ago and is currently providing thousands of dollars in tax r ebates. Among the companies to receive local grants are Science First, ALM Technologies, Vystar Credit Union and DTW Marketing. Steve helped open the door for us, said Nassau County Commission Chair Bar r y Holloway, adding that the community has benefited from Riecks professional experience. He showed us what to do and got us moving in the right dir ection. W e will miss his leadership. Rieck has also been instrumental in helping Rayonier m arket its CrawfordDiamond industrial park on the c ountys West Side.T he 1,800acre site has b een approved for manufacturing, assembly and distribution. Rieck helped organized a cere monial opening in 2012 with Florida Gov. Rick Scott. We dont have a taker yet, but were going to and when w e do we will give thanks to Steve, said Holloway. When Rieck started working for the county in 2007, the economy was robust. When t he recession arrived, Rieck said he used the time to estab-l ish business-friendly ordinances and visit companies a round the country as well as overseas. One of the silver linings i n the recession was that business did not rapidly expand and we used that time to make sure that Nassau and its municipalities were ready to catch the next wave of economic growth, said Rieck. I n addition to helping the county, Rieck also has partn ered with officials within the city of Fernandina Beach to i ncrease economic development. Steve gets credit for bringing people together and showing us the importance of building alliances when it comes toe conomic development, said F er n andina Beach Mayor Ed B oner R ieck spent the bulk of his 40-year career in Atlanta, managing civic organizations, including the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce. He also did private consulting in business development, strate g ic planning and finance. R ieck, who lives with his w ife in ONeil, said he is leaving his job but is staying in Nassau County Im staying here, said Rieck. Its a great place to work, live and, as Im soon going to find out, r etir e. MARY MAGUIRE News-Leader S erve now. Regulate later. When it comes to food t rucks, the Nassau County Planning & Zoning Board says l ets get cooking. At the meeting July 1, the board told Growth Management Director Peter King to stop working on a food truck o rdinance and issue three permits now for service at countyp arks. Board Chair Tom Ford c alled it a pilot program. Address it in a years time and then look at regulations after that, said Ford. Board member Pat Keogh agreed. Dont start with a regulat ion, said Keogh. Observe it, and Peter gets back to us. K ing said after the meeting that the county commission will need to sign off on the plan. During board discussion, Keogh said he owns property in the District of Columbia that he rents to the owners of three f ood trucks. It works great, he said. Why are we regulating this? T here are many factors to c onsider, as the board knows. They each have a copy of t he draft ordinance King has been writing and revising for weeks. The reasons are in there. King has suggested starting w ith the definition of a food truck because thats important. S ome questions to consider. Is it self-propelled? On a traile r? Does it need a sink to sanitize equipment and wash hands? Who supplies utilities? And nailing down the definition of a food truck is only a s tart. There are many more considerations. T he eight-page proposed ordinance lists them. L ocation, permitting, signage, noise, hours of operation, waste requirements for water and trash, licensing, permits, service on private property, insurance, violations, fines, enforcement and deciding the steps it would take to revoke a p ermit once its issued. While there was brief disc ussion about garbage cans and signage, the Planning & Zoning Board did not dwell on operational details. Keogh wanted to know why t he proposed ordinance limits the number of food trucks to o ne per acre. That makes no sense at all, H e said Austin, Texas allows 8 to 10 food trucks to congregate in one place. Its kind of an exciting concept, he said. H eres what board member Jeanne Scott wanted to know a bout permits. Why limit to three? said S cott. Keogh said three is a good indication, and then made the motion to approve the threepermits plan. The motion was seconded by board member Jeff Gray. There is one person who has b een pushing the food truck agenda. Thats Mario Manganar o, who ran Pompeos Italian restaurant in downtown Fernandina Beach for 25 years before closing and retiring about three years ago. e should concentrate on parks, said Manganaro. You just want to open up at county parks? said Ford. Exactly, said Manganaro. Ford suggested a lottery for the permits. Im not gonna spend $100,000 on a lottery, said Manganaro, who implied thats how much the investment o n a food truck would cost him. K eogh suggested parking food trucks in downtown Fernandina Beach. I want to be on record that Im very, very against this, said Manganaro, who told the board that he does not want to comp ete with storefront dining establishments. F ord asked Manganaro what he would sell? What do you want? said Manganaro. Fords reply. I want to see crabs. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5A F RIDAY J ULY 11, 2014 NEWS News-Leader BLACKROCK BAPTIST CHURCH96362 BLACKROCK ROAD YULEE, FL 32097 (904 Pastor John Kasper, Sr. blackrockbaptist@comcast.netMOVIE NIGHT, FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014 7:00 PMREFRESHMENTS SERVED 5:30:45 PM NO ADMISSION FEE REQUIRED FOR MOVIE & REFRESHMENTS MOVIE MATINEE, SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014 12:00 PM AND 4:00 PM REFRESHMENTS SERVED IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING AND PRIOR TO 2ND SHOWING NASSAU COUNTY has an allocation of approximately $100,000 in affordable housing dollars available through the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP PROGRAMS FUNDED include mortgage assistance with down payment/closing costs for homebuyers who do not currently own a home. Homes must be existing homes. Applications will not be accepted after funds are exhausted. Applications will be processed first come, first ready and a waiting list may be created. ASSISTANCE LIMITS currently are 20% of the sales price of the home. The maximum deferred loan is $40,000 and the maximum price of a home for SHIP eligibility is $200,000. Funds may be used for closing costs, first mortgage down payment or a combination of both needs. The buyer must occupy the home for ten years for the SHIP loan to be satisfied. ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS must qualify under very-low (50% of median income level requirements. NASSAU COUNTY administers the local SHIP program. Individuals interested in participating in this program are encouraged to call 904-530-6020. Applications are available at: Nassau County SHIP Program 96135 Nassau Place Suite #2 Yulee, Florida 32097 FAIR HOUSING / EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY It is illegal to discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or familial status when renting, selling or financing a home or property. You Have Rights!! If you feel you have been discriminated against when buying or rentingahome, please contact Nassau County SHIP Coordinator at 904-530-6020. Nassau County is a Fair Housing Advocate as explained in the Countys Fair Housing Ordinance which outlines steps that can be taken locally to report housing discrimination. A copy of Nassau Countys Ordinance may be obtained on our website at, or by phone or written request.Nassau County Program Affordable Housing Fund SHIP THEYREDYINGFOR A2ND CHANCEA A d d o o p p t t A A C C o o m m p p a a n n i i o o n n T T o o d d a a y yHOMELESS ANIMALS...A PUBLICSERVICEANNOUNCMENT BYTHENEWS-LEADER Why be near, when you can be here! HA P P YHOUR!S u n d a y t h r u T h u r s d a y2 6ENTERTAINMENTWednesday SundayW W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y s s Wing it F F r r i i d d a a y y Dirk Howard S S a a t t u u r r d d a a y y 2 pm Dan & Michelle 6:30 pm Karribean Flavor S S u u n n d d a a y y 2 pm MacysOpen7days a week at11 am 2910 Atlantic Ave. 904-310-6904UPSTAIRS AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE PARTIESwww.sandybottomsamelia.comVisit us online or on Facebook for all the specials and event info ilot program for food trucks It works great. Why are we regulating this P AT KEOGH N ASSAU COUNTY PLANNING & ZONING BOARD N assau County Property A ppraiser Mike Hickox a nnounced this week that his office has selected a new software vendor to host the over $9.6 billion worth of property his office assesses. Vision Government Solutions has been selected toi mplement the CAMA (Comp uter Assisted Mass Appraisal) system, a pr ocess that will take roughly 12 months to administer. Vision is a leading supplier of land parcel management software technology to local gov-e rnment organizations, enabli ng ef ficient assessment and m apping pr o cedures while also effectively administering property exemptions, according toa press release issued by the Pr oper ty Appraisers Office. Visions CAMA software is currently installed in over 400 assessing of fices acr oss 10 s tates, with installations ranging i n size from 300 parcels to more t han 1 million par c els. Nassau C ounty currently has approxim ately 48,000 par c els. H ickox said that the current system has been in place since the late 1970s and has not shown signs of improvement. echnology is a big part of this office and we need to focus on ways to make the process moree f f icient and easier to manage, h e said. The par t nership with V ision will help us reach the level of technology we need to accurately appraise all 48,000 parcels in Nassau County The current assessment software does not cooperatew ith the website and causes m any issues for customers, and H ickox said he feels the new software will eliminate redundant work by staff, saving time and tax dollars. Conversion is expected to begin ver y soon. e expect to go live next summer, allowing us to submit next year s r oll using the new s ystem, he said. This is an e xciting improvement for our o f f ice. New software for Property Appraiser T T o o w w n n H H a a l l l l N assau County Property Appraiser Mike Hickox will host a pair of town hall meetings to discuss 2014 property values a nd answer any questions concerning property assessments and exemptions. 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N ew climate change studies just r eleased br ought new inter est in how sea level rise will impact on our coastal cities and communities. Thats good, whatever your thoughts on this hot-button issue. Why? Because the first step in being pr epar ed is being awar e and any coastal manager or resident who knowingly ignor es a potential thr eat to the community and inter ests is not being a good steward for those interests. Saying it could happen is not necessarily saying it will but to deny even the chance of catastrophe is a fools game. The good news is that, in cities from Miami to Manhattan, Seattle to Old Saybr ook, people ar e looking at how vulnerable their community could be if seas star t to rise more rapidly. In some areas, this is not an abstract interest. For instance, some areas of Miami Beach and Honolulu flood at slightly higher than normal high tides today a pr oblem that calls for action especially when this flooding is a new development in the past decade. Other cities, particularly those with major infrastructure within the tidal or storm surge zone, are looking at the lessons of coastal catastrophes such as Sandy to see what steps could be taken today to make this infrastructure withstand whatever tomor r ow has in stor e. Given the price tags some cities could be fac ing, starting this process early is wise since its always easier to adapt over time than to make up for lost gr ound all at once when tr ying to recover from a coastal disaster. What s the key to being pr e par ed? Looking at your vulnerabili ties today so they dont become liabilities tomorrow. Look at coastal areas that are prone to trouble in normal conditions low spots that flood quickly; hot spots that er ode quickly; vital infrastructure such as roads, utilities and public ar eas that ar e most likely at risk in any stor m or weather event. What can you start doing today that will make them safer tomorrow? Look at properties that are most vulnerable or have made your repetitive-risk list thanks to multiple dam age claims. Can you plan to do something that will lower that risk, or can you work to move those structures away from future risk (or eventually remove them altogether)? Look at your community Does it have a realistic view of coastal conditions, a desire to proactively address pr oblems (coastal and other wise)? Or does it lurch from crisis to crisis, addr essing pr oblems only when they become nearly unmanageable or major threats to public safety? Smart communities anticipate disaster (as much as possible, of course rather than allowing a crisis to set the local agenda. How? By being pr epar ed. When it comes to sea level rise, pundits and policy makers may have the luxury of debating or delaying because it is abstract issue for them, but people with something at stake such as coastal residents and managers had better be pr epar ed for whatever might be ahead. That doesn t mean coastal inter ests should embrace the worst case scenario whatever this weeks iteration of that looks like. Nor does it mean those who care about the coast should let their ideologies override their interests, so their opinion about sea level rise closely follows their voting r ecor d. It means you have to keep an open mind and an adaptable attitude, to be willing to r espond to what you see and what can scientifically be proven in a way that keeps you and your community ahead of the game in preparations. And it means looking for weakness and vulnerabilities before they put people at risk, and doing the necessar y thing even if it s not politically easy. Har r y Simmons is pr esident of ASBP A, which advocates for healthy coastlines by promoting the integration of science, policies and actions that maintain, protect and enhance the coasts of America. For more information visit S o metimes, you cant just keep t urning the other cheek. A fter reading Steve Nicklas column (July 9 cannot just sit there and let a veiled character assassination continue to haunt me. In his column Steve wrote: The marina looks and operates better than befor e. T he Westrec dockworkers are court eous and professional. He then c ontinues by adding While the mounds of silt are hardly Westrecs fault, they confound marina opera tions ... Well, lets start with the Westrec workers. I agr ee that the workers ar e cour teous and pr ofessional, but let s get the facts: four out of the seven present employees worked fort he city before Westrec took over (dockmaster Kevin Little, maintenance worker Jay W i lliams, dock hands Roger Dittbenner and Roy Pirkle). Those guys were professional and cour teous, back when I was ther e, and no of fense to the pr esent manager Joe Springer (who I think has done a great job, by the way),b ut I find it more than a bit insulting to suggest that only with the Knight in Shining Ar m or aka W estrec coming in, that out marina staff is courteous and professional. Next, why does W estr ec get a bye because the mounds of silt ar e hardly Westrecs fault, they conf ound marina oper a tions yet the city is vilified for mismanaging things with the same set of circumstances? I agree that Westrec has a steep hill against it, consider i ng the siltation i ssue, but that was a clear and known fact when they bid on the operational contract, so it is not like they inherited some problem our pr evious man a gement created. A nd what Westrec also has over t he for m er city management, is an appar e nt open checkbook, and amazing patience and support from the city commission. When we turned over control to Westrec, we were in the last days of the Great Recession, yet we still handed over ar ecently dredged facility. Yes, it was n ot perfect, and it still had high s pots, and ther e was a huge debt ser v ice (all things we had to battle during our tenure), but to say that things are so much better now than before is turning a deliberate blind eye to the reality that is the marina, and has plagued us for decades. Also remember, that the city ( that s you and me, folks) is still payi ng for the maintenance, the dredging, the employees, their FICA and federal taxes and paying Westrec $100,000 to do exactly what the city did for many years. Additionally, Westrec benefits greatly from the renovated dockhouse. Y es, they paid for the r enova t ions, and kudos to them for that, b ut that came with important conc essions fr o m the city First, when we used the building, we had a small retail area; because we also had to provide for a dockmasters office, combined with a staff breakroom, and a storage/ workshed. W estr ec was given per m ission to move the dockmasters o ffice out of the dockhouse and c ombine it with the manager s of fice and the bookkeeper s of f ice in the old dockhouse that was previously leased out to the charter boat association (which brought in $10,000 year). Additionally, the new administrative of fice by the boat ramp, w hich was used by the city (it h oused the director and bookeepers o f f ice) is now being used as a glori fied storage r o om, allowing mor e valuable retail space in the dockhouse instead of consuming it with storage. And lastly, when we asked to sell beer and wine in the dockhouse (a good r evenue generator), we were denied. So Steve is not being accurate or fair comparing apples to oranges, in any sense of the matter. But instead of trying to make Westrec look good by kicking the old dog yet again, let s take the facts a s they ar e: regardless of who is m anaging the marina, it is a silt trap a nd that is the crux of it all. As I have stated publicly ad nauseam, the water injection concept is the only game-changer in town. And regardless of the ill-informed naysayers who refer to the silt as muck, which it is not (please looku p the definition it does not cont ain filth or manure it is a naturally o ccur r ing par t of our local ecology Jeez, I wish people would know what they are talking about!). I will be glad to debate the merits of the water injection concept with anyone, and I doubt anyone canr efute my claim that the backgr ound t urbidity rationale is flawed. Just go d own to the river on a str ong west w ind and look at the water Better yet, put on a mask and jump in and go three feet below the surface (yes, I have done it), and see what you see (or what you cant see cloud mass is so concentrated that you can barely see any light, much less anything else. Mother Natur e is per for ming agi t ation dr edging and water injection a ll the time, transporting the cloud c ontinually, allowing it to settle in one spot, only to be stirred up again, re-suspended and transported elsewhere. It never ends. Isnt about time we stop playing politics, continually making hay on the favorite whipping boy (the for m er city management of the marin a), at the cost of the taxpayers? If w e want W e str ec to succeed (and believe me, I am one who does), then lets stop just patting them on the back, giving the same old excuses the silt, the silt, the silt. Instead, let s push ahead on the only eco nomically viable option that we have water injection technology. T imes a-wasting, and so ar e our t ax dollars! Coleman Langshaw is the former city marina director. Marina is a silt trap, and that is the crux Our kids were all working late today so Oma and I picked up the three grandkids from daycare and took them all to our house for supp er. My 3-year-old granddaughter, Lora Leigh, is the precocious one of the group. In fact, if y ou look up precocious in the dictionary, youll see her grinning face beside it. So, our conversation in the car on the way home went like this: Papa, wheres mommy? she inquired. Shes at work, sweetie, I replied. Oh. Papa, wheres daddy? she wanted to know. Hes at work, too, darling, I answered. Oh. But Papa, wheres Uncle Richard? she persisted. Hes working late tonight, short s top, I explained, knowing whose name was coming next. Papa? Wheres Auntie Em? she asked. Shes working in New York this week, Lora Leigh, I told her. Long pause. And then: Papa, dont you go to work? she asked. No, baby. Papas retired, I explained. And then the most candid, e mpathetic answer ever: Poor Papa. Im real tired, too. If I hadnt been driving, Id have b een bent over double on the side of the road slapping my knees and laughing myself sick. For those of you who are parents, what are the things that you look back on when your kids are grown that you remember most vividly? The little handprints in watercolor sent home from the daycare center? The singsong A BCs all the way through, including the ageless character Elliminopee? The A+ on the scie nce project that you did while your child watched? OK. Those are important milestones. But Ive got to be honest here. And yall know me well enough by now to know that I never flinch at addressing the sometimes off-color things of life. The things that give me the m ost laughs about my kids and grandkids are the verbal f oibles, gaffes, nonsequiturs and cobbled together mumbo-jumbo that oftentimes passes for answers or explanation. And chief among these sometimes embarrassingly innocent utterances that u sually fells me the hardest is a younguns observations a bout some bodily functions. A teacher friend of mine once told me that the quickest way to get a whole roomful of fourto six-year-olds to laugh in unison is for one of them to pass gas loudly. Kids love commenting on farts. If you dont believe it, do it around one and wait for the r esults. We were in the kitchen several weeks ago when I accidentally and suddenly made a s tartlingly loud sound of that sort. Papa Fartied! my precocious one screamed gleefully. Dean, our 4-year-old grandson is the more serious and stern of demeanor of the two. Shaking his finger and frowning he responded: e dont say that word, Lora Leigh. We say tooted. Well hells bells. Thats all it took. Farty! Farty! Farty! My sweet little granddaughter chanted, capering around the k itchen. And then Dean decided not to be left out. Tooty! Tooty! Tooty! he sang along. Did Papa apologize and correct his young charges? Nope. Did Papa lean on the counter and laugh himself silly? Bet your bottom dollar he did. And it isnt just my own. We were at our y oungest son and daughter-in-laws house for a cookout awhile back and one of our grandsons l ittle neighborhood friends was there. She looked like a sweet little pixie but it didnt stop her from running through the house giggling and shouting to everyone present and to her fathers great embarrassment Peee-Youuu. Diddy tooted out his butttttttt! Several weeks ago, Dean and Lora L eigh wandered into the bathroom as I was applying deodorant. Whatcha doing, Papa, they a sked, craning their necks for a better look. Putting on deodorant, I answered. Why, Papa? Because it makes your armpits smell better, I answered, bereft of a better explanation. Ewwww, Papa has stinky armpits! And that was all we heard the rest of the evening, all the way through suppertime, tubbies and bedtime stor ies. Now, if I want a great photo of my grandkids with great big laughs and grins, I dont say c heese. I just yell Stinky armpits! Try it sometime. No more frownie photos, I promise you. The late, great Art Linkletter was famous for featuring and interviewing kids on his radio and television shows. His experience with the brutally candid speech of children lead him to w rite a series of books called Kids Say the Darndest Things. A nd they do, too. We got a new one on us just the other night: Donkey balls. Still laughing. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 7A F RIDAY J ULY 11, 2014 OPINION News-Leader HO W T O WRITE US Letters must include writers name (printed and signature), addr ess and telephone number for verification. Writers are normally limited to one letter in a 30-day period. No poems will be published. Letters should be typed or printed. Not all letters are published. Send letters to: Letters to the Editor P.O. 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SERVING YOU City of Fernandina Beach Commission C UP OF JOE Joe Palmer T he water injection concept is the only game-changer in town. OPINIONS FROM THE G OLDFISH Coleman L angshaw VIEWP OINT /H ARRY S IMMONS / A MERICAN S HORE & B EA CH P RE SERVATION A SSOCIA TION As sea rises, we must rise above politics Mayor: Ed Boner : 556-7554 (cell V ice Mayor: Sarah Pelican : 432-8644 (cell Charlie Corbett : 583-1767 (cell Pat Gass : 277-7987 (home Johnny Miller : 556-3299 (cell


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Consider what various astronauts have said about their view of our planet from space. James Irwin remarked "That beautiful, warm, living object looked so fragile, so delicate, that if you touched it with a finger it would crumble and fall apart. Seeing this has to change a man, has to make a man appreciate the creation of God and the love of God." Edgar Mitchell observed "Suddenly, from behind the rim of the moon, in long, slow-motion moments of immense majesty, there emerges a sparkling blue and white jewel . rising gradually like a small pearl in a thick sea of black mystery. It takes morethan a moment to fully realize this is Earth . home." Mitchell says elsewherethat "My view of our planet was a glimpse of divinity." Finally,consider what Taylor Wang felt upon seeing Earth from space: "A Chinese tale tells of some men sent to harm a young girl who, upon seeing her beauty,become her protectors rather than her violators. That'show I felt seeing the Earth for the first time. I could not help but love and cherish her." Earth is our home and is entrusted to us for its protection. The View From Space Miss Allen, Mr. JonesA A l l l l e e n n J J o o n n e e s sRebecca Lindsey Allen and Stephen Daniel Jones, both of Hilliard, will be married at 5 p.m. Aug. 23, 2014, at Walker's Landing, Fernandina Beach, with Bill Lenard officiating. The reception will follow at Walker's Landing. The bride-elect is the daughter of John and Ruth Allen of Callahan. The groomelect is the son of Steve and Darlene Jones of Hilliard.K K u u b b l l b b o o c c k k P P a a r r s s o o n n s sMeredith Len Parsons an Christopher Ryan Kublbock, both of Jacksonville, were married April 11, 2014, in Fernandina Beach. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dean Parsons of Macon, Ga., formerly of Fernandina Beach. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Joseph Kublbock of Fernandina Beach. WEDDINGS/ENGAGEMENTS Mr. and Mrs. Kublbock Become a master of food and nutritionW ould you like to develop expertise in the area of food and nutrition and share your knowledge with others? A Master Food and Nutrition Volunteer program is being offered by the Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The program is designed to provide food and nutrition training for selected individuals in Florida. Master Food and Nutrition V olunteer is a title given to individuals who receive indepth food and nutrition training from County Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agents. In return participants agree to give volunteer service to their local County Extension Office during the next year. Master Food and Nutrition V olunteer training will be held at the Duval County Extension office on W ednesdays, 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 preparation and the latest food preservation updates. There will be a charge of $75 to cover references and lab supplies for the course. For further information or an application, contact Meg McAlpine at 491-7340 or Breakfast learning series set for July 22Family Support Services of North Florida (FSS) will highlight the impact of trauma on women and girls at the FSS Breakfast Learning Series, T uesday, July 22 at 9 a.m. FSS offers the free educational program at its Nassau County office, 96016 Lofton Square Court in Yulee. Networking and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.; program from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Register to attend at FSS. or 2255347. Speaker Corrie M. Avila, MSW, RCSWI, behavioral health counselor with Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare, will discuss how women and girls react to trauma and how they can be helped to cope with the affects. She will also provide an overview of services available locally through the Needs of Wo men Today (NOW-Today) program, including focused attention on mental health. NOW-Today is provided in Nassau County as a collaborative effort of Starting Point (formerly Sutton Place Behavioral Health), Barnabas and Micah's Place. The FSS Nassau Office is located in the Lofton Square shopping center at A1A and Amelia Concourse. The Breakfast Learning Series is offered by FSS on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The free educational program features a guest speaker who shares information, trends and insight into social services issues and subjects of value to parents and families. FSS is the lead agency for foster care, adoption and family preservation in Nassau and Duval counties. FSS serves the Nassau County community as a local resource center for child protection and family preservation services by partnering with other area social service agencies, such as Children's Home Society, Micah's Place and Jewish Family and Community Services. Nassau NAMI offers many support groups Nassau NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a local support and advocacy group for individuals with a mental health diagnosis or suspected diagnosis. The Nassau NAMI affiliate offers the following services: Telephone helpline: 2771886 Bimonthly support group for family members/caretakers/friends of a loved one with a mental illness. These meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Journey Church, 95707 Amelia Concourse in Yu lee. The next meeting will be on July Weekly 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., Fernandina Beach (across from Baptist Medical Center Nassau). Monthly business/advocacy meetings. These meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Northeast Florida Community Action Agency, 1303 Jasmine St., Fernandina Beach. For information email NassauNAMIFlorida@gmail.c om or visit CELEBRATING SUMMER The Newcomers Club of Amelia Island held a cocktail party at the North Hampton Club House on June 21, the official start of summer, with entertainment by Larry LeMier. Clockwise from top left are Beth Gaudiana and Pam Park; Gloria Furr and friend John; Dolores Jaynes, Linda Campbell and Diane Kart; Lary LeMier and Marcia Williver; Signe and Greg Lupfer; Pat Randa and Pam Wise; and Marcia and Gerry Simmons and Susan Wa lsh.SUBMITTED PHOTOS


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 9AFRIDAY, JULY11, 2014 SPORTS News-Leader SPORTS SHORTSE E l l m m S S t t r r e e e e t t L L i i t t t t l l e e L L e e a a g g u u e eElm Street Little League will hold its annual sports awards banquet at 3 p.m. Aug. 3 at the MLKCenter. Players, parents and sponsors are welcome. For information, contact President Wayne Peterson at 753-1663.P 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 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. Registration runs through Aug. 10 and the season will begin the week of Sept. 2. There are also still spots available in the basketball and volleyball camp July 28 through Aug. 1. Stop by the Welcome Center at the McArthur Family YMCAon Citrona Drive or email O p p e e n n h h o o u u s s e e a a t t b b o o a a t t c c l l u u b bBoat Club will hold an open house at their location at Julington Creek Marina, 12807 San Jose Blvd. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 26. The boat club will be giving free boat rides and refreshments. Everyone is invited to come out and see all that Freedom Boat Club has to offer.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. Visit watersafety or R u u g g b b y y n n a a t t i i o o n n a a l l c c h h a a m m p p i i o o n n s s h h i i p pThe Jacksonville Axemen are have released tickets and packages for the 2014 USARugby 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 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 USAPioneers a week prior (Aug. 16) in DeLand. The Presidents Barbarians team will consist of the Overseas Import Players from all teams across the USARugby 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 USAand 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 USARugby League National Champions. In addition to the most Elite Rugby League action, the event will feature performances from the 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. Children 15 and under will be admitted free and merchandise and concessions will be sold at 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 For full ticket options visit /national-championship. Stay up to date with the USARugby League at Like the Axemen on Facebook at S p p o o r r t t s s a a s s s s o o c c i i a a t t i i o o n nNassau County Sports Association meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday at the county building, Yulee. Call 261-1075 or 277-1609 for information on the group. FERNANDINABEACH PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT ADULT SOFTBALLLEAGUES SUMMER 2014 RECREATIONALCO-ED LEAGUE June 30 San Jose Collision/AIM South16 Logic Mountain10 Diamond Cutters15 Green Turtle Tavern13 KraussCare Krushers16 Logic Mountain0 Halftime Sports Bar17 Green Turtle Tavern10 A vengers11 Bad Company8 KraussCare Krushers 14 Halftime Sports Bar8 July 7 Diamond Cutters7 A vengers0 (forfeit) San Jose Collision/AIM South9 KraussCare Krushers2 KraussCare Krushers20 Green Turtle Tavern9 San Jose Collision/AIM South 17 Bad Company6 Diamond Cutters16 Logic Mountain12 Halftime Sports Bar22 Bad Company11 STANDINGS KraussCare/Krushers6-1 San Jose Collision/AIM South6-1 Diamond Cutters4-1 A vengers4-2 Halftime Sports Bar2-3 Green Turtle Tavern2-5 Logic Mountain0-5 Bad Company0-6 All games played at the Ybor Alvarez Softball Fields, 3243 Bailey Road. For statistics and schedules, log onto ADULT SOFTBALL SUBMITTEDKraft Tennis Partners on Amelia Island held a Quick Start Summer Tennis Camp for 56 future tennis players age 5-14 under the direction of Susie DeMille and Liz Kawecki. Volunteers from Kraft Tennis Partners provided instruction over a four-week period. TENNIS CAMP READY TO RUMBLE SUBMITTED PHOTOSChris Vendola, 42, of Fernandina Beach, far left and far right, will be taking on Eugene Hill, 35, of Galveston, Texas, in a World Boxing Foundation elimination match Aug. 23 in at the convention center in Galveston. The winner heads to Australia for his next bout. The pair are pictured, left, with sponsor David Capps, owner of Caribbean Breeze. "I fought last year and had an embarrassing loss," Vendola said. "Iwasn't mentally focused. I said I was going to do it again. I fought one of the guys and beat him. I fought again three weeks ago and had a really good win. The phone started ringing and was offered a big money fight in Texas. Sponsors started jumping on." The prize purse started at $50,000 and has jumped to more than $60,000. If television picks up the airing rights, Vendola said the fight could move to Jacksonville. 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 Y ulee.Y Y u u l l e e e e c c h h e e e e r r c c a a m m p pThe Yulee Cheer Camp for beginners and experienced cheerleaders ages 5-15 will be held from 6-8 p.m. July 1415 at the Yulee Sports Complex. For details, visit or call Kelly Dikun at (904) 477-6692 or Tammy Peacock at (404) 402-9173.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.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.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 29Aug. 1, Aug. 12-15 and Aug. 26-29. Cost is $200 per week, $75 per individual day. Camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Campers will work on full swing and short game with on-course playing and video analysis. Snacks will be provided. Miniature putt championship challenge on the final day. Hat and shirts are provided for campers. Students may bring their own clubs but clubs will be provided. Students walk the course; a lightweight carry bag is required. Students must bring their own golf balls for the course; range balls will be provided for practice. Call the pro shop at 2775907, email or visit OakMarsh FERNANDINABEACH P ARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT RECREATION ROUND-UP For more information, log onto SPORTS/FITNESS OPEN ADULTVOLLEYBALL at Peck Gym Tuesdays and Fridays from 7-9 p.m. $2/day city resident, $5 non-city. YOUTH VOLLEYBALLat Peck Gym Tuesdays and Fridays from 3-5 p.m. For school and club teams. Players must have adult coach or adult supervision. Please call at least 24 hours in advance: 310-3353. $2/day city resident, $5 non-city. OPEN INDOOR SOCCER at Peck Gym Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. $2 city residents, $5 non-city. OPEN BASKETBALLat Peck Gym Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. 5:45 p.m. and Tuesday and Friday from 11 a.m. 2 p.m., based on court availability. FITNESS AREAS • Weight Room/Cardio Area at Peck Gym. Free weights, selectorized equipment, Star Trac treadmills, Precor elliptical machines, Schwinn bikes. Ages 13 and up (ages 13-15 with adult supervision; ages 16-17 unsupervised but with waiver signed by parent or guardian). Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday and Friday from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. • Atlantic Fitness Room at the Atlantic Center. Precor treadmills and elliptical machines, Star Trac bikes, Hammer Strength plate loaded fitness machines, and Magnum Fitness Biangular Series machines. Ages 13 and up (ages 13-15 with adult supervision; ages 16-17 unsupervised but with waiver signed by parent or guardian). Open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.7 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. RECREATION ROUNDUP


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, JULY11, 2014 NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINABEACH, FL ORIDA 10AHornet heads up 2014 all-N assau County baseballBETH JONESNe w s-LeaderIt was a successful season for the Yulee Hornets but it didn't start out that way. "We started off, got no hits and lost 8-0," Yulee High School junior second baseman Zack McCue said. "We were beat pretty bad by Sandalwood. "We went to practice the next day and Coach Dean told us not to worry about that game. We started hitting the ball a lot better. And pitching. My boy Lake (Bedell)." The Hornets rebounded to ride a seven-game winning streak. And in a rematch with Sandalwood, Yulee turned the tables on the larger school. "We can't lose to this team twice,"McCue said. "We beat them. It was a good game. That was pretty fun for me. I like the close ones." The Hornets didn't fare so well in their first encounter with McCue's former team, the West Nassau Warriors. "It was a big game for me because it was my old team and I wanted to beat them more than anything," he said. "We were winning and we blew it." But again, Yulee avenged a loss, beating West Nassau in the district championship game later in the season. McCue transferred to Y ulee last year to be closer to Florida State College at Jacksonville's Yulee campus, where he takes part in the dual enrollment program. "It's just five minutes from campus,"he said. Academics are a priority for the most valuable player on the 2014 all-Nassau County high school baseball team. "I get in trouble if I get bad grades,"the honor student said. "I haven't gotten a C in high school." McCue boasts a 4.1 Y ulee junior second baseman Zack McCue is the most valuable player on the 2014 allNassau County high school baseball team. This story was published W ednesday with the incorr ect photo.PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER weighted grade point average and this fall will be taking one class at the high school and three college courses at FSCJ. McCue got his start in the sport at the age of four. He's pretty much always been a middle infielder. "Iused to catch a little but I don't like catching," he said. Second base seems to be his niche. He hit .323 this spring for the Hornets with a .429 on-base percentage. He scored 19 runs and knocked in 18. The speed devil recorded 24 stolen bases. "I got thrown out just one time,"McCue said. "Guess what team did it? West Nassau. The one team I didn't want to get thrown out by." McCue has one goal for his senior season at Yulee. "Iwant to win state,"he said. "We're at workouts every day not because it's fun." Coach Mark Dean will be happy to take that ride with his second baseman. "Zack McCue is a highcharacter individual,"Dean said. "He has an unbelievable work ethic and has his life priorities set. "This season for Zack was impressive; he was the table setter. Zack led most of the offensive categories for Yulee this past year. He has great baseball instincts and a strong desire to win. He was a key component to this year's success. "Zack McCue has earned all that comes his way. I'm extremely proud of him." McCue is the son of Mike and Mandy McCue of Callahan. The 2014 all-Nassau County high school baseball team includes: Zack McCue, junior second baseman, Yulee. The upcoming senior hit .323 with a .429 on-base percentage, 19 r uns scored, 18 RBI and 24 stolen bases. Tyler Gilliam, senior pitcher and outfielder, West Nassau. Gilliam was 5-3 on the mound with a 1.06 ERA. He had 53 strikes in 46.1 innings. He also had a .295 batting average, five extra base hits, 12 RBI and 21 runs. Gilliam accepted a baseball scholarship from EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University. Austin Jones, senior catcher, Fernandina Beach. The three-year letterman hit .304 for the Pirates with 16 RBI and a home run. He will be attending Florida State College at Jacksonville. Lake Bedell, sophomore third baseman and pitcher, Y ulee. He hit .333 with a .397 on-base percentage. Bedell scored 10 runs, had 12 RBI and, on the mound, went 6-1. Drew Carter, junior designated hitter and first baseman, Hilliard. Carter had a .413 batting average with 27 RBI. Reagan Wright, senior catcher and outfielder, West Nassau. Wright had a .309 batting average, five extra base hits, 11 RBI and 18 runs. He accepted a football scholarship to Jacksonville University. This is his second appearance on the all-county team. Mike McKenna, senior outfielder, Fernandina Beach. He hit .270 with 11 RBI. "An excellent defensive outfielder and left-handed pitcher," FBHS Coach Ken Roland said. McKenna signed to play baseball at Volunteer State Junior College. Bailey Moore, senior first baseman and pitcher, W est Nassau. Moore had a .273 batting average, six extra base hits and 18 RBI. Moore accepted a baseball scholarship from Paine College. Jaron Hanifee, senior shortstop, Yulee. He hit .315 with a .471 on-base percentage. He scored 11 runs and had 12 RBI. Cody Dubberly, senior center fielder, Yulee. The Hornet hit .321 with a .377 onbase percentage to go along with 12 runs, 12 RBI and seven stolen bases. Wyatt Petrey, senior first and third baseman, West Nassau. Petrey had a .281 batting average with four extra base hits and 13 RBI. He will attend South Georgia State College on a baseball scholarship. This is his second appearance on the all-county team. Honorable mention: Zack Mellin, Carter Chancey, Fernandina Beach; Garett Delano, Dalton Delano, West Nassau; Daniel Vroman, Colton Mullis, Hilliard. INDEPENDENCE 5K PHOTOS BY AMY TOMPKINS/SPECIALClose to 500 participants ran or walked July 4 in the Vida Series Race Indpendence 5K and youth one-mile Fun Run. Bob Quinby be gan the morning with a beautiful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. Many celebrated our country's freedom with cheering and dressing in red, white and blue. The best overall male was Caleb Watson (16:15). The best overall woman was Eleanor Baker (18:38). The three best fun run milers were Drew Jabaley, Bradley Hungerbuhler and Nichola s Boev. For race results, go to Shirlene Ostrov, left, in celebration colors with an approving shaka for the race and th e day. Second from left, seven-year-old Josh with mother Karen Saturday, finishing a great 5K. Drew Jabaley, third from left, won the youth run in a time of 7:50. Right, best ov erall female Eleanor Baker posted a time of 18:38. Some of the 16 members of the Saturday family running another great Vida Race, right. Start of youth one-mile Fun r un, above.


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F RIDAY J ULY 11 2014 N EWS -L EADER / F ERNANDINA B EACH F LORIDA S U DOKU ~ M U SIC N O TES O UTAND A BOUT R ELIGION ~ A ROUND S CHOOL C LASSIFIEDS B COMMUNITY APPRECIATION DAY The Amelia Island Museum of History presents its fifth annual Community Appreciation Day on July 12. Enjoy the lazy days of summer bouncin g ar ound in a free bounce house, listening to free live music, eating delicious free food, pla ying free games, makin g free cr af ts, win ning free prizes and transforming y our f ace 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 His tory from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information a bout this pr og r am email Charity Robles at or visit ADOPTION EVENT A thousand pets will be looking for homes at the M ega Adoption Event July 18-20 at the J a ckson ville F air g rounds, organized by First Coast No More Homeless Pets, PetSmart Charities and area rescue agencies, including in Nassau County. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Adoption fee is $25 for all pe ts and include s spay/neuter, microchip, vaccines and license. Adoptions are free for milit ary with ID. Parking is free. For information visit First Coast No More Homeless Pets at w w w or call (904) 425-0005. THE GOOD BOD Amelia Community Theatre is bringing back E ve En sler s The Good Body for two more performances at 8 p.m. on July 18 and 1 9 in its Studio 209 at 209 Cedar St. This show does contain strong adult language and situation s. A ll tick ets are $15 and may be purchased at or by calling 261-6749. Doors open at 7 p .m., with open seatin g be g innin g at 7:30 p .m. Call 261-6749 or email for more information. THIRD FRIDAY Join the Amelia Island Museum of History for its next 3rd on 3rd St Presentation on July 18 at 6 p .m. when Billy Bur b ank and N ick Deonas discuss growing up in Fernandina and reminisce about the legacie s and contributions of their respective families to local history. Billy Burbank III is owner of Burbank S por ts Ne ts. His family has been fishing and making nets in Fernandina since the early 20th century and to da y the y supply ne ts to spor ts f a cilities and shrimpers all over the world. Nick Deonas is the son of Jimmy Deonas and the grandson of Mike Tiliakos, Greek boat builders who helped establish the tradition of world-class boatbuilding in Fernandina. T his pr og ram is free for members, with a suggested donation of $5 for nonmembers. Seating is first-come, first-served. Contact Gray at 261-7378, e xt 10 2 or g r O F F & O N T HE I S L A N D PHOTO BY BILL RASER/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER The Sound of Music is at Amelia Musical Playhouse, 1955 Island Walkway, at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday and July 17-19 and 24-26 and at 2 :30 p.m. July 13 and 20. For tickets visit or call 277-3455. Gregg and Jill Dillingham, seated second row, fourth a nd fifth from right, respectivtely, founded AMP with the goal of providing the community more musical theater. Amelias newest playhouse SIN PERRY News-Leader T T o say that the new Amelia Musical Playhouse is a labor of love would be a vast understatement. The couple behind it wouldnt have it any other way. s ver y much a collaboration, s aid Jill Dillingham, who along with h er husband Gr egg purchased the form er Midtown bar off Island Walkway in June 2013. Theyve been busy renovating the space ever since along with more than 100 volunteers. Jill is really the driving factor behind this theater , said Gr egg dur ing a r ecent inter view as cr ewmemb ers, cast and musicians pr epared for t he cur r ent show The Sound of M usic. She has br ought in so many younger people who are talented, s aid Gregg, who is not only Jills partn er in life and in business, but also h er No. 1 fan. A piano teacher with a masters in music who taught for 30 years in the Florida Keys as well as at Nova and Barry universities, Jills passion is musical theater. Down south she regularly put on shows with middle s chool kids and was twice in the W ho s Who Among American T eachers, noted Gregg. I love going to Fernandina Little Theatr e I love their shows. Ive done a bunch of shows at Amelia Community Theatre. But theres a bunch of people who want to sing, said Jill. A t first the couple held gatherings a t their home on Nor th Tarpon A venue. We ended up with 30 people in our living room and there wasnt enough r o om, said Gr e gg, who jokes that he works full-time as a r efrigera tion mechanic to support his theater habit. e had these huge numbers of p eople (eager to perform) and ACT is jam-packed, both theaters are, and we had all these people and nowhere to put them, said Jill. S o the couple began searching for p r operties where they could open t heir own theater with an emphasis on musical shows and embracing anyone and ever y one with a genuine inter e st in being on stage or working behind the scenes. They finally landed on the former Midtown bar, with its distinctiveo ctagonal shape. They liked the locat ion in a commer cial district and the a mple parking. But, they admit, We walked into it a little nave. Because the building had been empty for a year ABC Fine W ine & Spirits had purchased it for the liquor license but had no inter est in locating Playhouse alive with the Sound of Music KATE HARRIS For the News-Leader What is your Sound of Music story? Vocal director Mary Williams took a junior h igh field trip to the city movie theater in Denver andh as been hooked on musical theater ever since. C hildrens Director Arlene Filkoff stopped in Salzburg on her first trip to Europe and literally twirled around in those hills. Closer to home, Loren Tyler, who plays Liesl, was apparently already older and wiser when she first saw the movie at the age of 6: I remember pointing at Liesl a nd saying: Dont fall in love with him! Its not going to w ork out for you! New memories will be m ade this week when the perennial favorite opens at Amelia Musical Playhouse, where The Sound of Music will run for three weekends.T he show opened on Thursday. T he pr o duction featur es t wo gr oups of Von Trapp child ren, who alternate on different performance nights. According to Musical Director Jill Dillingham, Having so many children who can all sing on pitch is amazing. Another amazing highlight oft he show is the appearance of t he nuns, a 12-woman chor us w ho expertly sing six-part harmony in Latin. Accor ding to Michelle Reaves (one of the 12 A A b b o o u u t t A A M M P P Amelia Musical Playhouse is located at 1955 Island W alkway in Fernandina Beach. Visit or call 277-3 455 for more information. O n stage now is The Sound of M usic, with shows at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday and July 17-19 and 24-26. Sunday matinees are at 2:30 p.m. July 13 and 20. A couple with a vision and a cadre of volunteers make new theater a reality THEATER Continued on 2B PLAY Continued on 2B Join Sharon Badenoch, Julys featured artist at the Blue Door Gallery on Saturday from 5 until 8 p.m. Sharon,a n accomplished watercolorist, hails from LaSalle, Ill., and moved to Amelia Island in 1991 with her husband Jim. She loves the small-town atmosphere of Fernandina and finds inspiration for her paintings in the local scenery as well as in the roosters found on the Midwestern farms. She is happy to be able to pursue her passions on this beautiful island and says, Watercolor is as challenging as golf! The Blue Door is located at 205-1/2 Centre St. in downtown Fernandina Beach. New paintings by Carol Winner will be on display at Galler y C during the Second Saturday Art walk, July 12 from 5-9 p.m. Also on display are lots of new mixed media angels, wire birds, jewelry, handbags and other one-of-a-k ind items. Gallery C is at 218-B Ash St. and is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. every day closed W e dnesday Call 583-4676. The Plantation Artist Guild & Gallery is adding a Flower Sale on Saturday to their summer show of Romancing the Summer. The show includes fine art paintings and photography by local artists. Come buy flowers at the galler y stor e at the Omni Shoppes, 94 Amelia Village Circle. Regular hours are Tuesdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays starting with the farmers market at 9 a.m., open thr ough 5 p.m. Second Saturday Artwalk SUBMITTED PHOTOS A marsh scene by Galler y C owner Carol Winner, above. Left, a colorful rooster by Blue Door watercolor artist Sharon Badenoch.


2B F RIDAY J ULY 11, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK SPECIAL EVENTS Big Red will serve prime rib, garlic mashed potatoes a nd salad from 5-7 p.m. tonight at American Legion Post 54, 626 S. Third St., for a $14 donation. Call 261-7900 to check on daily lunch specials. The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 54 will serve p ork loin dinners on July 12 from 5-7 p.m. For an $8 donation you get pork loin, two sides, roll and dessert. The public is welcome to eat in the meeting hall at 626 S. Third St. or get your dinner to go. All proceeds benefit veterans and the local comm unity. The Mens Auxiliary of VFW Post 4351 will host a Steak Night July 12 at 5:30 p.m. for a $12 donation. Dinner will include steak, baked potato, corn on the cob and salad. Karaoke to f ollow with Eddie Carter. For more information call 4328791. The Pink Ribbon L adies, a support group in N assau County for surv ivors of breast and other female cancers, will hold its annual pool party at the home of a member on July 14 at 6 p.m. Pizza will be served and members are requested to bring an appet izer, salad, side dish or d essert to share along with t he beverage of their choice. For more information, contact Joyce Karsko at 2612976 or Isobel Lyle at 3212057. Join The Duncan L amont Clinch Historical S ociety for A melia Island T hen and Now o n July 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Amelia Island Museum of History. Rob Hicks will talk about his new book that looks at how the town grew during the mid-20th century ande xpanded to other parts of t he island away from downt own. Hicks is a native of Amelia Island and a local historian. He and his wife, Kim, also native to the island, are rais ing their two children here. He earned degrees from the University of Florida andw orks as a guidance couns elor at his alma mater, Fernandina Beach High School. Refreshments will be served. Email clinchhistorical The Amelia Island Genealogical Society will m eet at 7 p.m. July 15 at t he Community Room of the Fernandina Beach Police Department, 1525 Lime St. Guest speaker Gloria T oomey will present The Durbins of Hab-Nab-ata-Venture: Using Early M aryland Records, a case s tudy 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 a ny of the original 13 colonies. Ahandout will i nclude a bibliography of books, websites, databases, b logs, and microfilms used. RootsMagic software was used to store the data and its capabilities will be explained. In addition, using the r esearch to qualify for a lineage society will be demons trated. Public welcome. T he Amelia Island Book Festival (AIBF place Feb. 19-21 with an expanded Teen Fest and new authors. As a prelude t o its February festivities, the festival presents A ngelspeake b y Trudy Griswold at a wine and c heese reception Aug. 1 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at a private home on Amelia Island Plantation. Author of four books, G riswolds first, A ngelspeake is now in its 23rd printing ( Simon & Schuster). She has been featured on Good Morning America, CBS-TV and a PBS-TV national documentary of her workshops. G riswold will show you how easy 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 p rivate consultation appointm ent with Griswold. T ickets are $35. Make checks payable to AIBF, P.O. Box 15286, Fernandina Beach, FL32035. For information call (706 email T he first-ever Amelia C on will be held at the A tlantic A venue Recreation Center and the Womans Club on Sept. 5-7. This event is Amelia Islands anime, comic book, animation, video game, fantasy, sci-fi, and pop culture con-v ention. The day of fun feat ures celebrity and comic b ook guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, Q&As, films, exhibits and more. T i ckets start at $10. For more infor mation or to purchase tickets visit T he Amelia Island C harity Group will host a N avy Seal Foundation Patriots Day Ladies Fashion Show Luncheon on Sept. 1 1. Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road. Fashions will be shownf rom Lori & Lulu s. State Rep. J anet Adkins will be the k eynote speaker. Tickets for the luncheon are available for a $25 dona tion 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 to P.O. Box 15698, Fernandina Beach, FL32034. Contact Carol Carter with any questions at 261-9193. Registration deadline is Aug. 31. THEATER Coastal Georgia Film Alliance is seeking volunteer extras to participate ina film called The Race, to be filmed by Tandem Media on July 12 in St. Marys, Ga. People of all ages are welcome to play the roles of spectators or runners in a race organized by the city fathers as part of the plot for this family-friendly production. Filming begins at 6 a.m. and participants should be at the Howard Gilman Memorial Waterfront Park near the amphitheater before then. Do not wear clothing with brand logos. Bring coolers, blankets, hats, sunscreen and beach chairs what they would nor mally bring to watch a race or run in one. Email or just show up before 6 a.m. Saturday. Families encouraged. Mrs. Kate Carpenter announces auditions for her newest CD project, Lightning Bug Lullabies. Talented young singers, ages 7-1 1 are invited to audition in Callahan on Aug. 16. Applications and complete information can be found at The deadline for applications is Aug. 14. Mrs. Kate Carpenter is a performing songwriter from Callahan. Rendezvous Festival, formerly Amelia Island Film Festival, is accepting film submissions for its debut International Film and Music Festival to be held June 5-13, 2015 on Amelia Island and American Beach. Submissions accepted in the following categories: U.S Shorts, U.S Features, U.S Documentaries, International Shorts, International Features, Animation Shorts and New Category Music Videos. For rules, regulations, submis sion dates and fees visit The Regions Bank Summer Movie Classics Series returns to the Florida Theatre in downtown Jacksonville every Sunday at2 p.m. until Aug. 31. July 13 will feature Goonies. Not only are the classic movies be shown in a historic venue, but they are actual 35mm film shown on a 1927 projector.T ickets are $7.50 each. For more information or call (904TS. Acomedy hypnosis show featuring Larry Silver will be at Theatre by theT r ax, 1000 Osborne St., St. Marys, Ga., on Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. T ickets are $15 and available at Once Upon a Bookseller in St. Marys or reserve will call at (912 1103. Commemorating the 58th anniversary of Elvis Presleys 1956 engagement at the Florida Theatre, two of the worlds most acclaimed Elvis Presley impressionists will perform at the Florida Theatre, 128 East Forsyth St., downtown Jacksonville, at 8 p.m. Aug. 9. From his sexy sneer to his gyrating guitar playing, Scot Bruce is one of the world s finest Young Elvis impersonators, while Mike Albert presents a stunningly accurate and respectful portrayal of the latter-day Vegas Elvis. performers will trace one of the 20th century s most beloved entertainers. Tickets are $39.50/$29.50. Did you attend one of Elvis1956 Florida Theatre concerts? Like the Florida Theatre on Facebook and share your photos for a chance to win tickets for the Elvis Anniversary Bash. Call the ticket office at (904 ARTS. 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 A ssociation 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 h ungry and ready to relax and enjoy the music and atmosphere. Kendrick has per-f ormed all over the United States and abroad. For information email amerb 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 Johnny Robinson and Roger Hurricane W ilson, followed by The 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, visit w or call (404 784-7687. 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 M iner Road. Email, call band President Chuck B elinski at 277-1257 or search Nassau C ommunity 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 FrontS t., Fernandina Beach, or call 261-9972 or book online at C C a a s s e e y y s s B B a a r r C aseys Bar, 852426 US 17, Yulee. Call 225-2000. T T h h e e C C o o u u r r t t y y a a r r d d The Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Centre St., John Springer on the piano ThursdaySaturday from 6:30-10 p.m. Call 432-7086. Join them on Facebook at courtyardpuban-d eats for information on special events i ncluding appearances by The Usual Suspects with Pam and Davis Turner on Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m. You never know who may show up and join in the fun. D D a a v v i i d d s s David s 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 T erry Smith. Musicians per form 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., presents Vinyl Record Night every Tuesday from 7-1 1 p.m. Listen to LPs played on high-end turntables, talk about the medium and pur chase albums. Disc jockeys JG World and Jim play an eclectic mix from their personal collection of thousands of records. Call 321-2324. H H a a m m m m e e r r h h e e a a d d Hammerhead Beach Bar, 2045 S. Fletcher Ave. Live music. Visit Hammerhead on Facebook. Contact Bill Childers at I I n n s s t t a a n n t t G G r r o o o o v v e e The Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence Holmes, Johnny Robinson, Scott Giddons a nd Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday night at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Dress is casual. For information call Holmes at 556-6772. P P a a b b l l o o s s Pablos, 12 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach, hosts a jazz jam from 7-10 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month. Musicians m ay sit in for one song or the whole night. Join the mailing list by emailing P P a a l l a a c c e e S S a a l l o o o o n n The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St., presents live music. Call 491-8999 or email Join them on Facebook or visit S S a a l l t t y y P P e e l l i i c c a a n n The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill, 12 N. Front St., live music Thursday through Sunday. Call 277-3811, or visit The Salty Pelican Bar a nd Grill on Facebook. S S a a n n d d y y B B o o t t t t o o m m s s Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910 A tlantic Ave., the Macys 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 Sadler Road, live music. S S h h e e f f f f i i e e l l d d s s Sheffields at The Palace, 117 Centre St., presents late night dance mixes on Fridays with DJ Refresh and Saturdays with DJ 007,a nd Ladies Night with Gary Ross from 6-10 p .m. W ednesdays. Call 491-8999 or email k Join them on Facebook or visit S S l l i i d d e e r r s s Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher A ve., live music in the tiki bar 6-10 p.m. nightly and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, r eggae Wednesdays with Pili Pili; The M acy s in the lounge Friday and Saturdays 6 -10 p.m.; shag dancing Sundays from 4-7 p.m.; music nightly 9 p.m.-1 a.m. in the Breakers Lounge. Call 277-6652. Visit Join Sliders on Facebook and Twitter. T T h h e e S S u u r r f f T he Surf Restaurant & Bar, 3199 S. F letcher A ve., presents DJ Roc on the d eck W e dnesdays at 6 p.m., Richard Smith Fridays at 6 p.m. and the Honey Badgers Saturdays at 6 p.m. Call 261-5711 or email Join them on Facebook or visit www .thesurfon Submit items and updates to Assistant E ditor Sin Perry at sperry@ f MUSIC NOTES Fill in the squares so that ea ch r o w, column and 3-by-3 box c ontain the numbers 1 thr ough 9 S olution will appear in the Wednesday B-section. Wednesday, July 9 Solution O UTAND A BOUT of us have been in choirs, but for half of us it is the first time we have been in a musical. Now we all have a greater appreciation for actors. Director Geoffrey King feels that we are ver y for tunate to have all of this musical and choreographic talent. I hope that as the months and years go by that partly, because of the show age spectr um wer e developing a pool of talent that will matur e and go from being young ingenues to teenagers. That is the journey Sophia Rose Morris has taken: At 10 she played the r ole of Brigitta, and this is her second time playing Maria. Morris has found that the most fun is working with the kids and seeing how they grow their characters, starting at the first day of rehearsal. Children and adults who see the show and go away with a bit of the theater bug can be assured that Amelia Musical Playhouse plans to pr oduce mor e pr oductions with lar ge casts and young singers in the futur e. As Mary Williams puts it, the more voices, the better . there, said Gregg everything had to be brought up to current code. Then there was t he trash, and the wax. The wax on the floors was so thick! Jill recalled, holding her thumb and index finger three inches apart to indicate just how bad. e spent the first few months cleaning and hauling out trash kegs that were s till half-full, bottles of liquor, garbage, she said. Next they removed walls, pulled up carpet, renovated bathrooms, converted a utility closet into the box office, painted, decorated, built a stage and installed seating to transformt he space into a theater. My husband can fix anything he can build something out of stuff he finds in the Dumpster, said Jill.W orking 24/7, we had a lot of help from a lot of volunt eers, she said. Now people walk in and s ay, I didnt realize it was so nice, said Gregg. We wanted it to be welcoming, not austere. In fact the space is elegant, fresh and fun, including a piano bar that opens to reveal a hidden trove of b ottles inside. Each show feat ures free refreshments and sangria, with donations welcome, and works by local ar tists grace the walls. Its become a community, said Jill. We have kids working for minimum wagea djusting their schedules to b e in a show. We have a large m ilitary presence and the talent that walks in from that is amazing. Added Gr egg, We have such a mix of socio-economic backgrounds and ages and they all call each other by their first names, fr om r etired judges to the tax coll ector to 20-something wait ers. Were all in here for the purpose of a common goal. Even though she and Gregg are funding this venture, we listen to everyone we don t need to have meet ings, said Jill, who eschews t he board of directors model i n favor of a fr ee-flowing, cr e ative back and forth. We are open to peoples ideas. If you think youve got something that will float, bring it. That means multiple shows ar e in r ehearsal at any time, and everyone makes it w ork, she said. The general p lan is four big productions a y ear four r evues and then smaller variety shows in between. Currently the schedule is booked through this time next year ere on a learning curve were finding out what we can and cannot do, said Jill, who has plans more cutting edge entertainment as well. Its been extremely time consuming. We havent walked on the beach in so long, but we figur ed it would take a year or two, added Gregg. That s saying something for a couple with seven children between them. Only one remains at home fulltime, but the kids and their friends still frequent the duplex Gr egg and Jill con verted into a single-family home since moving her e fr om the Keys. No doubt thats been good training for the rigors and challenges of theater especially the highly collaborative venture the couple envisions. Our str ong point is our adaptability and we listen to ever yone, said Jill. People have been so generous. Its my job to pick up the garbage and clean the toilets, but people dive right in, she said, her eyes wide with amazement. She cr edits much of that to the goodwill her husband has cr eated, noting, Gregg has all these skills and he does things for people all the time. Before she can finish, Gr egg begins a laundr y list of Jills generosity and good works, but she quickly cuts him of f and deflects the praise. Im not being shy I do work r eally har d, but ever y one else does too, said Jill. e couldnt do this without our volunteers. THEATER Continued from 1B PLAY Continued from 1B We listen to everyone we dont need to have meetings. ... If you think youve got something that will float, bring it J ILL DILLINGHAM, C O-OWNER, AMELIA MUSICAL PLAYHOUSE


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK R ELIGION 3B F R IDAY J U LY 11, 2014/News-Leader S aturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm Saturday Vigil Mass 7 pm Spanish Mass Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church S unday Masses 8:00 am 10:00 pm 12:00 pm (noon Daily Mass 8:30am Mon, Wed,Thurs & Fri. 6 pm Tues Holy Day Masses Vigil 6 pm; Holy Day-8:30 am,6 pm Confessions: Saturday 3 pm 3:45 pm or by appt Rev.Jose Kallukalam Sunday School..................................9:30 am Sunday Worship..............................10:45 am Wednesday AWANA........................6:15 pm Wednesday Bible Study................6:30 pmPastor:Bud Long941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd-107 SouthFernandina Beach, FL32034261-4741 CELEBRATION BAPTIST 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 Doug Sides, Senior Pastor Morning Services 8:15 and 11:00 am S unday School 9:45 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm W ednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm Wednesday Children 6:30 pm Wednesday OverflowYouth 6:30 pm Nursery Provided For All ServicesYulee, FL32097www.Yuleebaptistchurch.comULEE85971 Harts Rd.Y BCAPTISTV isitors Always Welcome!904 HURCH In the Heart of Fernandina9N.6thStreetDr.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. 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Nowadays its w here my dad lives. After suffering a massive stroke some 12 years ago, h e eventually landed there in the V.A. nursing home. Every couple of w eeks my mom and I load up the van and head that way to take him out to lunch. His being there has been a bittersweet thing. Bitter because I hate not having him closer; sweet because I m glad hes still alive. They said at best hed only last three years. But G od! Though its hard having to watch him do life from a bed and a w heelchair, even there God has given us many wonderful times together. Every day is a gift. Once we got over the initial grief of his stroke, and decided to move forward with what we had, things got better. Since then, every step has brought a new a ppreciation for life and for each other not to mention the faithfulness of G od who turns bitter things into sweet. One unexpected blessing has been t he three hours of driving back and f orth to Lake City with my mom. Ive r eally gotten to know a lot about her that somehow I had missed while growing up. Take for instance her love for plants. Though I knew she spent her early years on a farm, her deep appreciation for plants was something I hadn t fully understood. Thanks to Maxwell all that changed. Maxwell y ou might ask. Yes, Maxwell. Maxwell is the plant man on the side o f Hwy. 90 not far from the V.A. nursing home. Right there in the middle of what seems like nowhere, Maxwell has beautiful plants lining the roadway. Every time we pass by h is house, my mom tells me to slow down. The fact that the plants are for s ale sometimes makes the slow down a complete stop. On one particu lar day, unknowingly, Maxwell handed me a simple reminder that Ill never forget. Theres three things ya gotta pay attention to, he said in a voice equal to the pace of the town where he lived. The soil, the fertilizer and the bugs. Though he continued to e xplain himself, my mind drifted somewhere else. W here we are planted, what we are fed and how we deal with the s tuff that comes to eat up our bugs are by far some of lifes most important issues. To ignore them, is to despise our God given potential. On the topic of good soil, and w here we put down our roots, the Bible has this to say: They that are p lanted in the house of the Lord; they shall flourish in the courts of o ur God. (Psalm 92:13 Along the same line, when it comes to our need for fertilizer, the apostle Peter puts it like this: Desire Gods pure word as newborn babies desire milk; then you will grow in your salvation. (1Peter 2:2 As far as bugs are concerned to m e they represent the things that are constantly eating at us, often in the r ealm of our thoughts its clear we are the ones who have to pull them o ff. And we tear down every proud idea that raises itself against the knowledge of God. We also capture every thought and make it give up and obey Christ. (2Corinthians 1 0:5) In the end, Maxwell the plant m an has a bigger garden than Im sure he realizes. Not only has he prov ided some beautiful plants for my mom and our family, but has helped me stay focused on the stuff that matters most. Robert L. Goyette is pastor of Living Waters World Outreach Center. RELIGION NOTES VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS F F o o o o d d n n e e e e d d e e d d A total of 168 bags of food a nd 59 Comfort Kits were given out in June. The Salvation Army Hope House thanks t he community for helping to s tock its Emer gency Food P antry month after month. O nce again, the month begins and they need ever y kind of canned good and nonperishable foodstuff. Ideas for canned goods include: peanut butter & jelly, meats, stews, r aviolios, vegetables and fruit a nd soups of all kinds both r eady-to-eat and condensed. D rystuff ideas include: macar o ni & cheese, ramen noodles, boxed stuffing, grits, instant potatoes, boxed helper meals and crackers. Also needed ar e: bottled water insect repellant, sunscreen a nd bath towels. Bring your d onations to 410 S. Ninth St. U U n n i i t t y y I I s s l l e e o o f f L L i i g g h h t t The July 13 Unity Isle of Light service will feature special music provided by Megan Kaufmann, of the Friese Music Studio in St. Marys, Ga., and John Zimmerman. Mar cia Br own will speak on t he inspiring wor ds of the 23rd Psalm. The service will include a time for meditation. Unity Isle of Light meets at 10 a.m. on the second and fourth Sunday of the month at the American Beach Community Center located at 1600 Julia St. on Amelia Island. U nity Isle of Light is a start-up spiritual community on Amelia Island with a posi tive, practical and pr ogr e ssive approach to Christianity. All are invited and children are welcomed. The American Beach Community Center is ADA compliant. T o lear n m ore contact Marcia Brown, spiritual leader and coordinator, at 415-0822. U U U U s s u u m m m m e e r r s s e e r r v v i i c c e e s s The local Unitarian Universalist congr egation has a special series of services p lanned for July and August. A ll presentations will take p lace on site in Fer n andina in the usual location at the Island Art Association, 18 N. Second St., at 10:45 a.m. July 13 begins the explo ration into the book Living Deeply: The Ar t and Science o f Transformation in E veryday Life. Services will c ontinue with minister lead services alternating with further explorations into the b ook. For mor e infor mation email 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 Salvation Army Hope House holds worship services ever y T uesday at noon. Join t hem July 15 as they listen in a nd learn from Jesus convers ation with Nicodemus found in the Gospel of John, Chapter 3. For information, call 3210435 or stop by the Hope House 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 T he Deaconess Auxiliary o f First Baptist Chur ch of Y u lee, the Rev W illiam Goode Jr pastor will sponsor a Fellowship Prayer Br e akfast at 9 a.m. July 19. A fine program is planned. Everyone is invited to come and fellow ship. For information, contact S is. Nancy Johnson at 2255 570 or Sis. Laura Rhodes at 2 25-5226. 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 depar tment and Black M ale Mentors invite the com munity to attend as they continue to highlight the importance of nurturing self-esteem in children. This year will recognize school suppor t staf f as role m odels who provide a valua ble and essential service to t he community If you would like to r e cog nize anyone employed as a support staff member of a school, please send the individuals name and mailing addr ess to oneilchurch@bells and write Save the C hildr en in the subject line. B B i i b b l l e e s s t t u u d d y y Y u lee United Methodist Church announces a new summer adult Bible study class on the Book of Romans at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday,t aught by Linda Jones. Phone 2 25-0231 for details. S S u u m m m m e e r r h h o o u u r r s s St. Peter s Episcopal Churchs summertime schedule is Sundays, 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist; 9:15 a.m. breakfast; and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist. The second Sunday of each m onth at 6 p.m., Holy Eucharist is held at Main Beach. The fourth Sunday of the month features a Celtic service at 6 p.m. at the church, 801 Atlantic Ave., Fer nandina Beach. G G r r u u b b a a n n d d G G o o s s p p e e l l A Bible-based prayer ser v ice with fr e e br e akfast of fers food for the body and the soul at 8:30 a.m. every Sunday at The Barn in Yulee, 850918 US 17, one block north of A1A at the cor ner of Pages Dairy R oad. Call 477-7268. V V o o l l u u n n t t e e e e r r s s n n e e e e d d e e d d The Dr o p in Center is look ing for volunteers for Tuesdays and Wednesdays (9 a.m.-1 p.m.). The center ser ves people experiencing homelessness a nd those at high risk for h omelessness. Services i nclude showers and laundry facilities, a mailing address, phone and computer use, and assistance in acquiring needed documents and r efer r als to local providers. The center is located at the Fernandina Beach Chur ch of Christ at the c or n er of 14th and Jasmine streets. To volunteer or request further information, contact Ellen Miller at 556-2810. H H e e l l p p n n e e e e d d e e d d T he all-volunteer Yulee I nterfaith Dinner Network n eeds the community s help to continue to pr o vide hot, healthy meals to adults and children experiencing hunger in our community. Just $25 provides enough meat to ser ve a hot meal to 50 people. T o help, contact the network a t, 5562 496, or send donations to The Coalition for the Homeless, P O. Box 16123, Fer n andina Beach, FL 32035. Please put YIDN in the memo line. E E l l m m S S t t r r e e e e t t C C O O G G E lm Street Church of God, 5 02 South 11th St., Fernand ina Beach, Pastor Bishop Jimmy Campbell, holds Sunday School at 10 a.m., Morning Worship at 11 a.m., Bible Study W ednesdays at 7 p.m. and prayer Monday through Friday at noon. Call 261-7194. O O N N e e a a l l M M e e m m o o r r i i a a l l ONeal Memorial Baptist Church, 474257 SR 200 E, will convene Vacation 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 stewardship. Each lesson, using the cr eation story, emphasizes thath uman beings bear responsib ility to car e for the world G od 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 t o serve God by taking care of the Earth. The community is invited join in this engaging week of e dification in the word of God. Students age 5 through adults are welcome. 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 p aintbrush and put your t hinking cap on! Its time for VBS at Memorial United Methodist Church, 601 Centre St., downtown Fernandina, July 14-18 from 8:30 a.m.-noon. All rising kindergarteners through risi ng sixth graders are welc ome to attend and discover t he Workshop of Wonders where the ordinary becomes the extraordinary with God. Sign up at cokesburyvbs. com/MemorialUMC or call 261-5769 with questions. S S t t . P P e e t t e e r r s s St. Peters Episcopal Church invites all children to g ear up at Workshop of W onders: Imagine and Build w ith God Vacation Bible S chool. Explore and experie nce how the ordinary becomes extraordinary with God. The fun begins July 21 and ends July 25, from 9 a.m. to noon each day at 801 Atlantic Ave. The adventure includes music that will wow y our ears, interactive Bible f un, super science, cool c rafts, hands-on mission work, delicious snacks, great games and more. To be a part of all the excitement at Workshop of Wonders, call Gaye Pappas at 261-4293 or visit https://2014.cokesbury v church to register online. P P l l a a y y g g r r o o u u p p M om, me Playgroup for m oms and infants-preschoole rs meets every Thursday m orning in Noahs Place at First Presbyterian 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 c hildren grow and learn t hrough play and interaction. A ll are welcome. If you have questions, call 261-3837 or visit P ULPIT NOTES Pastor Rob Goyette R R o o u u n n d d t t h h e e c c l l o o c c k k r r e e a a d d i i n n g g The community is invite d to join Living Waters W orld Outreach Center as they host the 12th annual around the clock Bible Reading beginning Monday July 28 in the church sanctuary at 96282 Brady Point Road, located off A1Ajust west of the Shave Bridge. T he Bible will be read v erse by verse beginning w ith Genesis 1:1 at 6 a.m. Monday and ending with Revelation 22:21 late Thursday afternoon. People of all ages will read from the Word of God in1 5-minute intervals. A nyone interested in readi ng should call the church office at 321-2117 or stop by to sign up. People interested in listening to the reading of God s W ord should feel free to come whenever time allows. T he entire reading will b e streamed live on the I nternet, which will allow viewers around town and around the world to experience the W ord of God being continually read. Simply log onto onM onday, July 28 and select t he homepage link to the B ible reading.


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Other booths include jewelry, woodcrafts and signage, photography, apparel, hand-crafted soap products, pet accessories and more. Arts market set for Saturday The Fernandina Beach Arts Market has rapidly gained traction on Amelia Island. L ocal artists and designers set u p their booths on the second a nd fourth Saturdays of the month with a wide assortment of ar t s and crafts. Featured this week are thr ee unique vendors; one works with Italian marble and tile, another has found a prac-t ical way to re-purpose wine b ottles and the thir d is a fami l y that works together creating hand crafted pottery. Ar t ist T r icia Fanelli of Giulia s T r easures blames her Italian heritage for her love of tile and marble. She cr eates coasters, matchboxes, frames, c ustom tiles, cheese plates, t ile ser vers, trivets and more w ith seaside decorations like mermaids, seahorses and shells. Her lovely beach inspir ed nightlights and wreaths are decorated using locally sour ced materials. Uncorked Lighted Bottles are designed by Joyce who repurposes used wine and liquorb ottles into unique, practical and effective electric lighting options. These beautiful pieces are works of art that make great gifts as well as p erfect centerpieces for your n ext special event! F ernandina Clay is a family-operated pottery business based in Fer n andina Beach. They make pottery and prints that celebrate coastal life. Their creations are pleas, calls to their users to slow downa nd notice the details that m ake life pr ecious. The family m akes art because, We think there is beauty in the most mundane of things and we encourage ever yone to find it. Other booths at the Ar ts Market include fine jewelry, w oodcrafts and signage, phot ography apparel, aprons, h and-crafted soap products, pet accessories and more. The Fer n andina Beach Ar ts Market will be open fr o m 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday adjacent to the Fer nandina Beach Market Place on North Seventh Street. Visit Fernandina or callJ oe at 557-8229 for information or booth space availability. RAISED BEDS Master Gardener volunteer Joanne Templeton, right, top r ight, helped provide a tour of the four raised b eds installed in the Fruit Demonstration Garden at the Yulee Extension office. The beds were installed to provide the right soil composition and draina ge for the lemon, grapefruit and orange trees. C ounty Extension Director/Horticulture Agent Becky Jordi led the Landscape Matters class on raised bed gardening. Jordi shared that raised beds can provide more c ontrol for home gardeners and can benefit flowe rs, herbs, shrubs and trees. For more information on raised bed gardening, see http://edis., or call the Extension office at 879-1019. Below right, the UF/IFAS Nassau County Fruit Demonstration Garden is located at the Y ulee Extension office. T he garden has a collect ion of pear, peach, nect arine, blueberry, grape and citrus trees. In 2011, Master Gardener volunteers installed two raised beds for the orange, lemon and grapefruit trees. Today, there a re four raised beds, m ade of different materia ls, to demonstrate various options. For infor m a tion on the plants, shrubs and trees installed in the Fruit Demonstration Garden, see: http://nassau.ifas.u / fruitlist.html. 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 Ever dreamed of getting the perfect shot of a great blue heron in flight or a bumble bee nestled on a flower? Join a photographer and natur e enthusiast for a leisur e l y stroll on the Fairway Loop T rail and lear n techniques to help captur e the beauty of the maritime forest and salt marsh on film on July 12 at 10 a.m. at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. Bring your own camera and photography sup plies, sturdy shoes, bug spray, sunscr een and water No r eservations are necessary and the pr ogram is free. For information contact the ranger station at (904isit 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 they are so important on July 12 at 2 p.m. at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reservations are necessary and the program is fr ee. For infor mation 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 July 29 from 5:306:30 p.m. at Rice Architecture, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 201H, Amelia Island, for a free workshop sponsor ed by JEA, Green Team Project and Nassau Libraries to learn how to keep your home comfortable and your utilities in check. Youll learn how to identify pr oblem ar eas in your home as well as how to fix them. Also, learn about the Home Ener gy & W ater Evaluation Kits available fr ee for checkout with a valid Nassau County Libraries card at any branch anytime. Register at or call 348-0718. F F o o r r e e s s t t c c e e r r t t i i f f i i c c a a t t i i o o n n The Florida Forest Service and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) are of fering education oppor tuni ties for anyone interested in for est cer tification. Join the class on Aug. 14 to learn all about forest certification in Florida. The workshop will be held at the UF/IF AS Nassau County Extension office, 543350 US 1, Callahan, fr om 9 a.m.-3 p.m. A $15 fee includes materials and lunch. Society of American Foresters (SAF Forestry Education credits for this workshop are approved for 3.5 hours of Categor y 1 CF. Register at or call 879-1019. J J u u n n i i o o r r N N a a t t u u r r a a l l i i s s t t s s If youre looking for fun and educational activities for your children this summer, consider W ild Amelia s new curriculum of the three-part Junior Naturalist Program. Based on the model of the Junior Ranger program in the National Parks, this Junior Naturalist Program involves a mini-curriculum of activities for children from 7-15 to complete. This second component, which already includes The Seashor e and will next year include The Marsh, is available at area locations, including the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center, Kayak Amelia, the Book Loft and Coastal T rader II for $5 per copy. When completed, childr en r eceive a cer tificate of achievement fr om W ild Amelia. Children younger than 7 and folks older than 15 may participate as well. Review the curriculum at the locations above. Visit www and W ild Amelia on Facebook. 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If You Have Lost Your Pet please check the Nassau Humane Societyf 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 license building (904 FOUND iPOD MINI along Amelia Island Trail. Last name Turner, identifyf irst name. Email: 1 04 Personals ADOPT loving married couple seeks to adopt, will be hands-on mom & dad. Financial security. Expenses paid. Dawn & Domenick 1(855 Adam Sklar #0150789. ANF 1 05 Public Notice ALL REAL ESTATE Advertised Herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it i llegal to advertise any prefere nce, limitation, or discrimination b ased on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or the intention to mak e any such preference, l imitation or discrimination. The News-Leader will not knowingly accept any advertisingf or real estate which is in violation o f the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. If y o u believe that you may have b een discriminated against in connection with the sale, rental or financing of housing, call the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD 1(800 the hearing impaired 1(800 9275. EMPLOYMENT 2 01 Help Wanted OFFICE ASSISTANT NEEDED Parttime, approx 10-12 hours per week. Competitive pay, flexible hours. Must ha v e computer skills including Microsoft Office products and be familiar with social networking including F acebook, T witter etc. Email resume to or pick up an application at Nassau H ealth F o ods. E MPLOYMENT 2 01 Help Wanted HAVE A PASSION FOR FASHION? F ifis is searching for the perfect PT Fashionista. DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! G reat Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-515-8447 HOUSEKEEPER: Greyfield Inn C umberland Island. I n residence p osition, dining experience required. $25,500 per annum.Apply 4 North 2nd Street, Suite 300, Fernandina Beach or call 261-6408 for application. FULL-TIME OPHTHALMIC TECH needed for busy OD/MD practice on Amelia Island. Experience in theO phthalmic field preferred, but willing t o train the right person. Must be outgoing, smart, able to multi-task and have good computer skills. Apply inp erson or call (904. 1 4th St. H AMPTON INN at the Beach i s accepting applications for Room Attendants and Guest Services Representatives. Apply online at SMALL CAFE seeks experienced cook passionate about preparing fresh, organic foods. Good pay, excellenth ours. Email resume to k MEDICAL PRACTICE looking for M edical Assistant. Please forward r esume to P.O. Box 16363, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035. LOCAL LUMBER COMPANY seeking a class A but will consider class B C DL truck driv er Piggy back forklift experience preferred but will tr ain if needed. Applications can be picked up in person at 117 S 3rd Street, F e rnandina Beach. NO PHONE CALLS. W e are an E.O.E. PROFESSIONAL HOUSKEEPER B usy rental office looking for Professional Lead Housekeeper. Minimum of 3+ y ears experience required, must be able to work weekends & holidays. Apply in person and bring resume to, Florida Properties, 4800 Amelia Island P a rkw ay. CLASSIC CARPETS F T 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 classic802@rock e MAINTENANCE MAN & HOUSEK EEPERS NEEDED Experience preferred. Apply at 76071 Sidney Place, Holiday Inn Express. (904 REAL ESTATE COMPANY now hiring h ousekeepers. Best pay on Amelia and f lexible schedules. Saturda ys mandatory (904 2 01 Help Wanted HIRING NON-PROFIT PROFESSIONALS Take Stock in Children (TSIC) of Nassau County Inc., is l ooking to fill a part-time College Success Coach position in Fernandina Beach and full time ProgramC oordinator opening. TSIC Nassau is o ne of 57 Take Stock in Children programs throughout Florida whose mission is to break the cycle of poverty t hrough education by providing m entors and college scholarships to a cademically-promising students. For complete job descriptions on both openings and more program information, go to our website at www .tak Positions to be filled by August 1, 2014. BEACHSIDE MOTEL now accepting a pplications for part-time Housekeepers. Must be able to work weekends. Apply at Beachside Motel, 3172 S. Fletcher Ave. P ARKWAY GRILLE l ooking for FT h ighly experienced breakfast and lunch cook. Salary/pay is negotiable. Come by to apply and call (904 5 517 S. Fletcher Ave. Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process medical claims from home. Call the Federal Trade Commission to find out how to spot medical billing scams. 1(877TC-HELP. A message from the News-Leader and the FTC. FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMYSeeking F/T Elementary Teacher, P/T PE Teacher, and P/T Technology teacher.Degree required. Experience d esired. If interested, please send rsum via email to or call Bry an Alv ar at (904 EXPERIENCED OTR FLATBED DRIVERSearn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $ 1000 sign on to qualified drivers. Home most week ends. (843 / www bulldoghiw a y com EOE. ANF WANT A CAREER Operating Heavy Equipment? Bulldoz ers, backhoes, excavators. Hands on training & c ertifications offered. National average 18-22 hourly! Lifetime job placement assistance. VA benefits eligible. 1-866362-6497. ANF 2 01 Help Wanted NOW HIRING A SWIMMING POOL TECHNICIAN TO CLEAN SWIMMING POOLS Cleaning experience preferr ed. Will train. Driver's license required. Clean background & drug free. Send resume to dunmargroup@y aho o com o r call (904 O FFICE ASSISTANT /CUSTOMER S ERVICE FT/PT, assisting customers, processing jobs, detail oriented, not a desk job. Stop by Amelia Island Graphics, 2162 Sadler Road, for an application KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY is now interviewing for an Agent Services Coordinator in our Amelia Island office. Potential candidates should be outgoing & energetic, have strong c omputer & social media skills and a polished and professional demeanor. Depending upon experience the hourly rate is between $10 $13 per hour. Please email your resume to c 2 04 Work Wanted SEMI RETIRED ELECTRICIAN Small jobs welcomed. (904 EDUCATION 3 01 Schools & Instruction AIRLINE CAREERS begin here Get F AA approved Aviation Maintenance T echnician tr aining. Housing & f inancial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call AIIM (866 3 14-3769. ANF TRAIN FROM HOME Medical billing, Accounting Asst. Customer Service. No exp needed. HS/GED needed to apply Sullivan & Cogliano Training Centers 1800-451-0709. ANF 306 Lessons/Classes HORSE SUMMER CAMP Appy Acres, LLC. 7/7-11/2014 & 7/1418/2014. Location: Yulee, M-F, 9am3 pm, $275/week. (904 M ERCHANDISE 6 01 Garage Sales GARAGE SALE Sat. 7/12, 8am-? 515 Spanish Way West in Isle de Mai. Air purifier, elliptical exerciser, wheel-c hair, bookcase, books, toys, antique c locks, electronics, glassware, collectibles, mirrors, household items. GARAGE SALE Collectibles, Presidential memorabilia, clothes, house-h old goods, some furniture, etc. 2104 C anterbury Ln. Fri. & Sat., 8am-1pm. MOVING Twin beds, linens, blankets, mens shoes & clothes, fridge, chairs, stereo, towel warmer, dishes, children's 4T & 12 months, junior girls clothes.F ri. 7/11 & Sat. 7/12, 8am-2pm. 9 6169 Parliament Dr. MOVING SALE Furniture, household items, golf clubs, Pack-N-Play, high chair, & more. Sat. 7/12, 8am. Amelia Park, 1783 Neighbor St. SAT. 7/12, 9AM-1PM 728 B Tarpon A ve. BBQ smoker, glassware, books, western boots. MOVING SALE 823 Tarpon Ave. E verything must go. Lots of quality teak furniture, clothes, household items, TVs, stereos, Pioneer speakers, pressure washer, blower, weed wacker, too much to list. Sat., 8-4 & Sun.,n oon-4. YARD SALE -Sat. 7/12, 8am-1pm. 2037 Orca Ct. LOTS OF STUFF!! ESTATE SALE 1125 N Fletcher Ave, U pstairs Apt A. Thurs, Fri & Sat, July 10th, 11th and 12th, 9:00 4:00. Numbers to enter sale upstairs at front door at 8:30am. Sofa, queen bed,d ressers, table with 6 chairs, book shelves, desk, end tables, nesting tables, large TV Wii game set, mirrors, Royal Copenhagen, wicker rocker, telescope, binoculars, microwaves,k itchen items, Bianchi bik e, skiis, golf clubs, GE washer & dryer, electric f ans, ladies clothing sizes 6 and 8, lots of misc. More info, photos & map go to w ww GARAGE SALE Sat. 7/12, 8am-1pm. Many various items incl holiday decor, c lothing, furniture, ironing board, etc. 9 6079 Marsh Lak es Dr (Marsh Lak e s o ff A1A). M ERCHANDISE 6 01 Garage Sales MULTIPLE UNITS ESTATESALE 7 /13/14 A ntiques from store c losure, power tools, art, Household, furnitureTOO MUCH TO LIST!!! UHAUL STORAGE BLDG behind Bank ofA merica 400 S. 8th St., 12 noon to 5pm. T hefoodpantryneeds donations ofnon-perishable f ood items all year round. F or more information, call:261-70001303 Jasmine Street, Suite 101 Fernandina Beach,FL C onnecting People, Help & Hope


OPEN HOUSESunday, July 13 10am to 1pm 96054Ridgewood Circle Lofton PointeWell maintained 3bdrm, 2.5 bath. Master bedroom is very spacious and has fantastic natural light & built in speakers. Master bath suite has double vanity sinks, separate shower and garden tub. Both bedrooms have great walk-in closets and ceiling fans. Home features a screened in porch which leads out to an awesome fenced yard with afirepit and charming koi pond. New carpet, new paint make this home move-in ready. MLS#63279$179,900Patti Roberts, Atlantic Properties Int. (904 THEYREDYINGFOR A2ND CHANCEA A d d o o p p t t A A C C o o m m p p a a n n i i o o n n T T o o d d a a y yHOMELESS ANIMALS...S A V E U SA PUBLICSERVICEANNOUNCMENTB YTHENE WS-LE ADER RENTALS 904.261.4066LASSERRER eal Estate, Inc.www.lasserrerealestate.comRESIDENTIAL L O NG T ERM RENT A LS 3BR/2BA home on Lofton Creek 2,600 sq.ft.,dock,garage/works hop,large lot,gourmet kitchen, m any other bonuses.$1,950/mo. P lus utilities. Ocean Park Condo 3br 2ba furnished with utilities,2nd floor,1 car g arage,$1,950 monthly + tax 2500B First Ave.2BR/2BA 1312 approx.sq.ft.$1,150.00/mo.+ Util. 3BR/2BA Home in Marsh Lakes 1402 a pprox.sq.ft.$1,250.00/mo.+ Util. V A C A T ION RENT A L AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ M ONTHLY2BR/1BAOcean-view. 487 S.Fletcher.Across the street f rom the beach.All util,wi-fi,TV & phone. 3BR/3BA townhome in Sandpiper L oop$1850/wk plus taxes&cleaning fee. COMMER CIAL 13 & 15 North 3rd Street,Historic District 1500 + Sq.Ft. $ 2,400.00/mo. Two 800sf Office/Retail spaces,can be joined for one,1,600 sq ft s pace,AIA next to Peacock Electric $12/sq.ft +CAM & Tax Amelia Park Unit B small office ( 2 rooms) with bath,576 sq.ft. $1050/mo.+sales tax. 1839 S.8th St.adjacent to Huddle House,1,800 sq.ft.$1700/ +tax.Sale also considered. 6B F RIDAY J ULY 11 2014 CLASSIFIEDS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK W/D Connections Large Closets Private Patios Sparkling Pool Tennis Courts Exercise Room City Apartments with Country Charm!Close to schools & shopping. 20 minutes to Jacksonville3Bedroom Special$775/mo.37149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 Sat. /Sun. by Appt.Eastwood OaksAPARTMENTS 37149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 Sat. /Sun. by Appt.Renovated units now available! New Renovated Unit $950 Call Today!(904 M ERCHANDISE M ERCHANDISE 6 01 Garage Sales 6 01 Garage Sales B IG MOVING SALE Lots of stuff i ndoors & outdoors. Too much to list. 85726 Radio Ave., corner of Radio & Theresa in Yulee. Fri. 7/11 & Sat. 7/12, 8am-2pm. GARAGE SALE Sat. 7/12 & Sun. 7 /13, starts at 7am. Various h ouseware items, collectibles, mens c lothing, etc. 4415 Titleist Dr. More info @ 556-3320. E STATE SALE 1 125 N Fletcher Ave, Upstairs Apt A. Thurs, Fri & Sat, July 10th, 11th and 12th, 9:00 4:00. Numbers to enter sale upstairs at frontd oor at 8:30am. Sofa, queen bed, dressers, table with 6 chairs, book shelves, desk, end tables, nesting tables, large TV, Wii game set, mirrors, Royal Copenhagen, wicker rocker, telescope, binoculars, microwaves, k itchen items, Bianchi bike, skiis, golf clubs, GE washer & dryer, electric fans, ladies clothing sizes 6 and 8, lotso f misc. More info, photos & map go to GARAGE SALE Sat. 7/12, 8am-1pm. M any various items incl holiday decor, c lothing, furniture, ironing board, etc. 96079 Marsh Lakes Dr. (Marsh Lakes off A1A). 602 Articles for Sale ATTENTION SHRIMPERS! Taped cast nets for shrimping & live bait nets at lowest prices, Visa/MC okay. Hilliard,F L (800 w 6 09 Appliances G AS DRYER l arge capacity, never u sed. (904 NASSAUVILLE 3/1.5 home on 1/2 a cre. 12 mo. lease, $1200/mo + $1200 d ep. Hardwood flr, partially fenced-in yard. No smoking. 521-0866 or 3142544. Avail 7/14. 861 Vacation Rentals OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA & 2BR/1BA. Call (904 Realtor, for special rates. 8 63 Office E XECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office space from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft. Includes utilities, Internet, common area receptionist, conference room, b reak room, & security. For info call ( 904)753-4179. 864 Commercial/Retail OFFICE/RETAIL SPACE for rent. 924 sq. ft. downstairs, 924 sq. ft. upstairs and 2018 sq. ft. retail space avail soon. Palmetto Walk. (904 1 062. TRANSPORTATION 901 Automobiles 2 005 JAGUAR S TYPE Low mileage, loaded, with sunroof P erfect condition. $ 9,800. Call (904 GOOD BEACH JEEP Hard top air new tires. $6000/OBO (904 8 52 Mobile Homes SW 2BR/1BA $650/mo. + dep. Located in Yulee on private property. Must have clean background. Call (904 3BR/2BA SWMH 75641 Johnson L ake Rd. New flooring & paint. $775/mo + deposit. (904 (478. STATIONARY RVS for rent weekly or monthly. Call (904 SINGLEWIDE MOBILE HOMES 3BR/2BA $800/mo + $800/deposit.2 BR/2BA $775/mo + $775/deposit. (904904 3 BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE $ 750/mo. Owens Farm Rd., Yulee. Service animals only. (904 O N ISLAND R emodld 2&3BR mobile homes starting $175/wkly/$695/mo. + deposit & utilities, Avail July & August, D etails 261-5034. AFFORDABLE LIVING Bring your RV to live on a campground for $425/ mo. All utilities included. (904 5577. 853 Mobile Home Lots 1 ACRE LOT FOR RENT for mobile h ome. In Yulee, nice lot with large trees. Call for details (904 225-7703. 854 Rooms 1BR EFFICIENCY APT for rent. N ice area. Pets are allowed. $140/wk o r $550/mo + $400 dep. Call (904 6 24-6388 or 624-6472. ROOM FOR RENT $450/mo. or $ 125/wk. Electric, cable, WiFi i ncluded. Call (904 858 Condos-Unfurnished A MELIA ISLAND CONDO First floor, s pacious, clean, quiet, 1BR, W/D, pool, beach. Service animals only. $825. (904 860 Homes-Unfurnished VISITwww.chaplinwilliamsrentals. com for the most recent information o n Long Term Rentals. Updated Daily. Chaplin Williams Rentals, The Area's Premier Rental Company R EADY NOW C lean & bright open f loor plan, 3BR/2BA, 2-story. 86074 Peeples Rd., Yulee. Go by & look around, then call (904 posted there. $795. Pets OK. Central air. Laundry room. FOR RENT Furnished or unfurnished 4 BR/4BA, gated community w/pool & 2 -car garage. $2700/mo. Call Robin at (904 REAL ESTATE R ENTALS 851 Roommate Wanted B EAUTIFUL NORTH HAMPTON H OME t o share with quiet professional person. $675/mo. Utilities included. Call (904 8 17 Other Areas NC MOUNTAINS near Lake Lure. N ew log cabin on 1.59 acres, huge covered porches, vaulted ceilings, EZ to finish. $74,900. Additional acreage available. (828 R EAL ESTATE SALES 801 Wanted To B uy or Rent LOOKING FOR CONDO / SMALL H OME under land contract for one p erson in Fernandina Beach area. Respond to: 802 Mobile Homes Y ULEE 3 BR/2BA DW, newly remodeled inside & out. Rent to own or purchase. $995/mo. Inludes water & sewer. Call (904 8 06 Waterfront Amelia Fernandina Beach Waterfront Acre Home Dock Go to Asking $229,500.00 Best Offer Call Tambre (904ext W aterfront Homes & Lots Call ( 904) 261 for information. C.H. Lasserre, Realtor. 811 Commercial/Retail RESTAURANT FOR SALE Ongoing o peration, fully equipped. High 6 figure s ales. Great location. Modern building, g ood lease. For appointment, and confidential information, please call (904 R ECREATION 701 Boats & Trailers 3 10 SEARAY (2007 WELL-MAINT AINED, like new condition. $99,900 with year complimentary indoor storage Ft. George Marina. (904 1 7 BOAT m otor & trailer, motor & batteries new, custom T-top, many extras, make offer, 904-321-1641 704 Recreation Vehicles GOLF CART 2008 Club Car 48V Precedent. New batteries Nov. 2013.E xcellent condition, $2500. (980 5 336 F OR SALE G E Spectra stove & GE Profile dishwasher, white, excellent condition, $275 for pair. 491-1445 611 Home Furnishings W OODARD OUTDOOR FURNITURE s ofa, 2 end tables, dining table w/2 s wivel rockers and 4 side chairs, $2000. (904 FOR SALE Mahogany 1940s dining room table w/9 chairs & china closet$ 300. Round oak table w/6 chairs & leaf $350. Addl furniture pieces available. Photos available upon request. Call (904 621 Garden/ Lawn Equipment T ROYBILT RIDING MOWER New, warranty. $700/OBO. 556-9632 RESTAURANT 4SALES eats 40 w/courtyard Turnkey operation Offered at $75,000 w/terms Owner will train buyerCall Today! Amelia Coastal RealtyACRFL.comContact: Phil Griffin T: 904.556.9140 E: