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Teachers phone details porno MICHAEL PARNELL S IN PERRY News-Leader One digital photograph of the juvenile v ictim performing oral sex. Four digital photographs of the juvenile victim in the act of sexual intercourse. Sixteen digital photographs of the juvenile victim masturbating. Four digital photographs which depict the genitals of the juvenile victim in a lewd man ner. . One video which displayed the juvenile victim performing oral sex. One video that disp layed the juvenile victim during sexual intercourse. Six videos that displayed the juvenile v ictim during masturbation. . A video that was transmitted to the (juvenile victim) by the defendant in which he was masturbating. These were found on an iPhone5 allegedly belonging to Daniel W right, a F ernandina Beach High S chool teacher already in j ail on char g es of having sex with an underage stu dent at FBHS. They are the basis of 34 child por nogra phy charges led last week involving a separate female victim in Hilliar d, where Wright once taught. T he graphic descriptions of what is being c onsidered pornographic behavior with a m inor wer e written by a deputy in a police r e por t released Wednesday by the Nassau County Sheriffs Ofce after a public records r equest by the News-Leader Assistant State Attorney Donna Thurson said the images were discovered after a search of the defendants cell phone. According to the police, Wright admitted thep hone was his. W right, 32, was char ged a week ago with one count of transmission of material har m ful to minors and 33 counts of possession of child por nography These ar e in addition to the original char ges r elated to his alleged sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student at FBHS, which prompted the search of his cell phone. T here may be additional victims, Thurson s aid earlier this week. Ther e wer e a lot of photos with a number of different young women, she said. Some are sexually explicit. Some are just suggestive. Were in the pr ocess of tr ying to identify the victims. Thurson asked that parents talk to their childr en and come for ward with any information r egarding Wright. Anyone with any knowledge particularly students and/or their parents regarding inappropriate sexual conduct or inappropriate photos sent to or received by the defendant needs to contact the appropriate police agency, said Thurson. Those who live in the county should call the Nassau County Sheriffs Ofce at 2250147 or 855-725-2630. If you live in Fer nandina Beach, call the city police depar tment at 2777342. The investigation continues, said Thurson. Each possession of child pornography count carries a ve-year sentence if convicted, she said. That means on the 33 counts alone, Wright could face 165 years in prison. W right r emains in Nassau County Jail and is being held without bond. Bond was revoked last month after he apparently violated one of the conditions of his earlier release, including that he have no contact with the Fer nandina victim. Wright, a media teacher and yearbook advisor at FBHS, was originally ar r ested June 16 after city police detectives said he confessed to an inappr opriate relationship with a 17-year-old senior during the past school year. The student has since turned 18 and graduated. She told police the relationship continued after her graduation. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK News-Leader 1 6 0th year No. 64 C op yright, 2014 The News-Leader Fernandina Beach, FL Printed on 100% recycled newsprint with soy based ink. F RIDAY A UGUST 8, 2014 /20 P AGES 2 S ECTIONS TEACHER Continued on 3A Wright $ 1.00 I I N N D D E E X X C LASSIFIEDS ...............................7B C OMMUNITY ............................ 8A E DIT ORIAL .................................. 7A H OMES .......................................................5B M USIC N OTES .....................................2B O B ITU ARIE S ........................................... 2A O UTAND A BOUT .................2B R ELIGION .................................................. 3B S ERVICE D IRECT ORY ....................... 7B 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: 112 Hatched: 1675 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 . ANG ELA D A UGHTRY N ews-Leader I f approved by commissioners at a future date, the city will be making changes to per mits for r ms that provide commercial horseback riding on city beaches. A discussion on the matter among commissioners came abouta t their Tuesday meeting due to prev ious r esidential complaints of horse m anure being left on the beach from groups of horseback riders. Commissioner Johnny Miller said he had a problem with vendors coming from out of town to make money using city beaches, and then allowing horses to defecate in tidalp ools. He also said he was disapp ointed that he had not hear d fr om any of the vendors prior to the meeting. I expected to hear from some of the companies that were permitted, Miller said. City regulations require a special permit from thec ity manager for commercial vend ors of horseback riding on city b eaches. City Police Chief Jim Hurley said at the meeting that when city of c ers rst began addr e ssing the issue last year, they found that many vendors of horseback rides did not have the proper city permits for riding on theb each. Some people claim the horses a re leaving waste and (the vendors a r e ) not picking it up, Hurley said, or picking it up an hour later (The vendors t necessarily want to stop the horseback ride and pick up waste, Hurley said, (but its difcult for ofcers out looking for horse waste. It becomes a question of priorities. Hurley said that, after advising t he half-dozen ride vendors of the n eed for per mits, we have not o bserved violations. eve been trying to gain compliance and educate (the vendors which is typically how we like to handle it, Hurley said. Once its clear the attention is on them, compliance is guaranteed. B ut Commissioner Pat Gass said s he would like to see a visible sign o n each horse, such as a tassel, that w ould designate the vendor had a cur r e nt city per mit. She also sug gested horseback riding vendors notify the city as to when they will be on the beach with riders. Gass also suggested horses could wear a bag to catch droppings before they fall on the beach. Enforcement is never going to b e perfect, City Attorney Tammi B ach said. She added she would b egin working with Hurley on drafting new terms for the ordinance that addr e sses horseback riding on city beaches, for commissioner appr oval at a future date. Usually, what that does is show businesses we are serious, Bachs aid. She also noted the commission c ould expr essly forbid horseback r iding on city beaches. W e shouldn t penalize ever y City officials talk horse manure AT LOGGERHEADS ANN WELLER/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER A loggerhead turtle returns to the ocean after laying eggs on a city beach July 12. Unfortunately, many loggerhead hatchlings on city b eaches this summer have become disoriented, apparently by nearby lighting, and lost their way and their lives. Story, photo, 6A. HORSE Continued on 3A B ACK HOME ANGELA DAUGHTRY/NEWS-LEADER Pauline Staten Cheese (Class of ) also taught at Peck High School and r etir ed to Atlanta in 1996. She attended the Peck High School r eunion Satur day. Who else was there? Photos, 12A. ANGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader If approved by city commissioners at their Aug. 19 meeting, city voters will see at least thr ee non-binding questions on the Nov. 4 ballot this year regarding city projects. Commissioners suggested the straw poll Tuesday as a way to deter mine if ther e will be enough voter support for an actual referendum vote in the future. The questions put to voters have to do with the city borrowing funds for large projects and the possibility of selling all or part of the city golf course. One question, as suggested by commissioners, will ask voters if they support the city borrowing up to $10 million for a commissionappr oved water front plan. The second question initiated by Commissioner Pat Gass would ask voters if they are in favor of the city borrowing up to $8 million for a downtown parking garage. A third question, brought up by Commissioner Johnny Miller in a pr evious discussion, will ask if vot ers are interested in rezoning part or all of the city golf course so it may be marketed to sell at a future date. Another straw poll question consider ed by commissioners at Tuesdays meeting concerned the city bor r owing up to $17 million to complete citywide stor mwater pr otection projects. But Mayor Ed Boner said he was worried voters would only see how much money was being borrowed, and automatically vote no. City Manager Joe Ger rity agreed, saying, If you overload them with questions, your e just going to get no, no, no, no, no. In the end, the straw poll question on stormwater projects did not make the cut. Boner also said he would like to see a referendum question for voters that, if appr oved, would increase commissioner terms from three to four years. That question was put to city voters several years ago, but they voted against the term increase. Boner said he would like to see commissioner terms increase so that city elections would be in align ment with the county s and because elections in odd years tend to have a smaller turnout. But due to the deadline for a real referendum, it was considered too late to put Boners question on the ballot. According to City Attorney T ammi Bach, Aug. 26 is the dead line for ballot language to be r eady for the Supervisor of Elections. A question asking voters if they are interested in replacing electric Straw poll may decide city spending questions f you overload them with questions, yo ue just going to get no, no, no, no, no C ITY MANAGER JOE GERRITY CITY Continued on 3A


2A F RIDAY A UGUST 8, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Walter Thomas Mierzejewski, 87, of Fernandina Beach passed away suddenly on August 6th, 2014. H e was born on September 21st, 1926 in Bridgeport, Conn ecticut to Marcel and Lucy Mierzejewski. He had one brother; Henry A. Mierzejewski. Walter graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor of science degree in c hemistry, and was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon F raternity. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Camp Blanding. Walter moved to Fernandina Beach i n 1952, when he was hired as a chemist at Container Corporation of America. He met his wife, Florence Partin, and they married on June 22nd 1952. He retired after 30 years as the Powerhouse Superintendent. After his retirement W alter and Florence enjoyed traveling with friends overseas. T hey also enjoyed their quiet g etaways to Sanibel Island and C rescent Beach. W alter enjoyed playing golf w ith the Lemonade Boys, he w as also a member of St. M ichaels Parish. But most importantly, spending time with his wife Flor e nce and his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Florence P. Mierzejewski. Daughters Lucy M. Kaufman, of Fernandina Beach, Florida; and Julie M. Y ousif of Jacksonville, Florida; and Daughter in law Debbie D. M ierzejewski of Jacksonville, Florida. Granddaughters Kristyn Mierzejewski and Ameera Yousif, both of Jacksonville, Florida; great-granddaughter, Rylie Smith. Sister-in-Law Lillian Mierzejewski, Stratford, Conn ecticut, nephew Jim Mierzejewski (Nancyeat nephew M ark Mierzejewski of Milford, Connecticut; niece, Judy Berard (Rickeat nieces Alexis and Emily of Milford, Connecticut. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, infant daughter Helyn Mierzejewski, h is son Walter T. Mierzejewski Jr. and his grandson Kelly T. M ierzejewski. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 12th, at St. Michaels Catholic Church, in Fernandina Beach, Florida, with Reverend Father Dan Guindon, C elebrant. The family will receive guest on Tuesday, at t he church, 30 minutes prior to t he service. I n lieu of flowers the family r equests donations to the buildi ng fund of St. Michaels C atholic Church. P lease share his Life Legacy at leave your condolences and memories at www Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors O BITUARIES 5 5 1 1 1 1 A A s s h h S S t t r r e e e e t t , F F e e r r n n a a n n d d i i n n a a B B e e a a c c h h , F F L L 3 3 2 2 0 0 3 3 4 4 (904) 261-3696 Fax 261-3698 W W e e b b s s i i t t e e f f o o r r e e m m a a i i l l a a d d d d r r e e s s s s e e s s : : f f b b n n e e w w s s l l e e a a d d e e r r . c c o o m m Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday The News-Leader is published every Wednesday and Friday by The Fernandina Beach News-Leader 51 1 Ash Street, P .O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Periodicals postage paid at Fernandina Beach, Fla. (USPS 189-9001. Reproductions of the contents of this publication in whole or in part without written permission from the publisher are prohibited. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: News-Leader, P.O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL32035. 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SUBSCRIPTION RA TES Mail in Nassau County . . . . . . . . . .$39.99 Mail out of Nassau County . . . . . . . . .$69.99 NEWS DEADLINES Community News: Monday, 5 p.m. Letters to the editor: Monday, 12 p.m. ChurchNotes: Monday 5 p.m. People and Places: Thursday, 3 p.m. ADVERTISING DEADLINES WEDNESDAYNEWS-LEADERFRIDAYNEWS-LEADER Classified Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m.*Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 5 p.m. Legal Notices: Friday noon N/A Retail Advertising: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 3 p.m. Monday holidays the Classified deadline wil be Friday at 5 p.m. Mrs. Gladyce Cindy Miller, passed away at her home in F ernandina Beach on Friday m orning, August 1, 2014 at the a ge of 90. Born in Beverly, MA, she was the eldest of two daughters bor n to the late Rober t and Gladys A. Fletcher Tyldsley. After graduating from Beverly High School,C lass of 1941, s he attended Westbrook Junior College in Por tland, Maine. After college she ran the Laboratory at the Joslin Diabetic Center in Boston. In 1946 she joined Northeast Airlines wher e she worked as a S tewardess until 1950. In 1950 she married a Naval Aviator and Kor e an V e teran, Frank Hollingswor th Shef f ield and lived in Pensacola and Jacksonville with his transfers within the U.S. Navy. In 1953, Mr. Sheffield perished in a tragic Naval training exer cise in Jacksonville. I n 1954, she married a native Fernandinian, Alexander Augustus Miller III; another Naval trained Pilot and V eteran of the Korean Conflict. The Miller s remained in Jacksonville until 1960 when they r elocated to Miami with her husbands career as a Commercial Pilot. Mr. Miller p assed away in 2012. S ince 1950, Mrs. Miller has b een a homemaker to her fam ily and mother to her five childr e n. In 1987 she r etur n ed to call Fernandina Beach her home. She leaves behind, her children, Michael Robert Sheffield and his wife Jan, Marietta, GA, H olly Miller Friedman, F er n andina Beach, FL, Susan Elizabeth Corbett, Fernandina Beach, FL, twin sons, Keith Rober t Miller and his wife Brynda, Miami, FL, Kevin Bruce Miller and his wife Anne, Tyrone, GA, her younger sister, Joyce Catherine DeFusco, Exton, P A, four teen grandchil d ren, eight great grandchildren, two nephews and one niece. Funeral ser v ices will be held at a later date. If so desir ed contributions may be made in her memory to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL3 2257 or to the Nassau Humane Society, 995 Piper Lane, Fer n andina Beach, FL 32034. Please shar e her Life Legacy and leave your condolence messages and memories of Mrs. Miller at www O xley-Heard Funeral Directors W alter Thomas Mierzejewski G ladyce Miller DEATH NOTICES Mr. George William Billy Anderson, 61, Yulee, died on Thursday July 31, 2014. Funeral services will be at noon on Saturday, Aug. 9 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard. O xley-Heard Funeral Directors Wayne M. Arms, 68, Callahan, died on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Services will be held at Jacksonville National Cemetery at a later date. Green Pine Funeral Home John W illiam Cavallar o, 72, Fer nandina Beach, died on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. O xley-Heard Funeral Directors Steven D. Selig, 71, Amelia Island and Gilford, N.H., died on Monday Aug. 4, 2014. No local ser vices are planned. Green Pine Funeral Home Perils of pets in hot cars With the summer months upon us, p et travel is at its height and its time for a reminder about the dangers ofl eaving your pet in a parked car. Whether youre parking in the shade, j ust running into the store, or leaving the windows cracked, it is still NOT OK to leave your pet in a parked car. The temperature inside a car can skyrocket after just a few minutes. Parking in the shade or leaving the windows cracked does very little to allevia te this pressure cooker. On a warm, sunny day try turning y our car off, cracking your windows and sitting there. It will only be a few short minutes before it becomes unbearable. Imagine how your helpless pet will feel. On an 85-degree day, for example, the temperature inside a car with the windows cracked can reach 1 02 degrees within 10 minutes. After 30 minutes, the temperature will reach 120 d egrees. At 110 degrees, pets are in danger of heatstroke. On hot and humid days, the temperature in a car parked in direct sunlight can rise more than 30 degrees per minute, and quickly become lethal. Stanford University School of M edicine conducted a study to measure the temperature rise inside a parked c ar on sunny days with highs ranging from 72 to 96 degrees. Their results s howed that a cars interior can heat up b y an average of 40 degrees F within an h our, regardless of ambient temperat ure. Ambient temperature doesnt matt er its whether its sunny out. Eighty percent of the temperature rise occurred within the first half-hour. Even on a relatively cool day, the temp erature inside a parked car can quickl y spike to life-threatening levels if the s un is out. F urther, the researchers noted that much like the sun warms a greenhouse i n winter; it also warms a parked car on cool days. In both cases, the sun heats up a mass of air trapped under glass. Precautions such as c racking a window or running the airc onditioner prior to parking the car were f ound to be inadequate. If more people knew the danger of leaving their pets in their parked car, they wouldnt do it, states Kim Salerno, president and founder. Pets are very s usceptible to overheating as they are much less efficient at cooling thems elves than people are adds Salerno. The solution is simple leave your pets at home if the place you are going does not allow pets. Dogs are designed to conserve heat. Their sweat glands, which exist on their nose and the pads of their feet, are inade quate for cooling during hot days. Panting and drinking water helps cool t hem, but if they only have hot air to breathe, dogs can suffer brain and organ damage after just 15 minutes. Short-nosed breeds, young pets, seniors or pets with weight, respiratory, cardiovascular or other health problems are especially susceptible to heatr elated stress. Signs of heat stress include: heavy p anting, glazed eyes, a rapid pulse, unsteadiness, a staggering gait, vomiti ng or a deep red or purple tongue. If a p et becomes overheated, immediately l owering their body temperature is a m ust. Move the pet into the shade and apply cool (not cold body to gradually lower their temperature. Apply ice packs or cool towels to t he pets head, neck and chest only. Allow the pet to drink small a mounts of cool water or lick ice cubes. Then take the pet to the nearest vet. A nimal Services officers or other law enforcement officers are authorized to remove any animal left in an unattended vehicle that is exhibiting signs of heat stress by using the amount of force necessary to remove the animal, and shall not be liable for any damages r easonably related to the removal. The pet owner may be charged with animal c ruelty. Creating greater awareness is the k ey to preventing pets from this unnecessary suffering. offers some tips to help spread the word: Let friends know about the dang ers of leaving their pets in a parked car and remind them to keep their pets a t home on warm sunny days if theyll be going anywhere pets are not a llowed. The Humane Society of the United States has posters available for a nominal fee that store managers can post inside their windows to remind shoppers that Leaving Your Pet in a Parked Car Can Be a Deadly Mistake. They also have similar hot car flyers. Get involved. If you see a pet in a parked car during a war m sunny day, go to the nearest store and have theo wner paged. Enlist the help of a local p olice of ficer or security guard or call t he local police department or animal control office. Named best pet travel site by Consumer Reports, TripsWithPets.coms mission is to offer resources that ensure pets ar e welcome, happy and safe while traveling. P P A A G G E E P P A A G G E E 2 On hot and humid days, the temperature in a car p arked in direct sunlight c an rise more than 30 d egrees per minute, and q uickly become lethal. WEEKLY UPDATE F F r r e e e e f f i i s s h h i i n n g g The Geor ge Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State Park invites visitors to enjoy fishing on the bridge at no costo n Saturday, Aug. 9 from 7 a .m. to noon. Located on A1A i n Jacksonville, this one-mile fishing bridge spans Nassau Sound and pr o vides access to one of the best fishing ar eas in Northeast Florida. For additional infor mation contact the ranger station at 251-2320. For more information about Florida StateP arks, visit www.floridastate D D i i n n n n e e r r , i i P P a a d d r r a a f f f f l l e e The American Legion Post 54 Auxiliar y will hold a pork loin dinner on Aug. 9 from 5-7 p.m. Dinner includes pork loin, two sidesa nd desser t for an $8 donation. The public is welcome. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 54 also is raffling two iPad Minis (16G each), with a separate drawing for each. T ickets are a $1 donation each. The drawing will be held on Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. during Roadkill Bingo. See the bartender or an auxiliary member for tickets. N N a a t t u u r r e e p p h h o o t t o o s s Ever dreamed of getting the per fect shot of a gr eat blue heron in flight or a bumblebee nestled on a flower? Join a photographer and nature enthusiast for a leisurely stroll on the Fair way Loop T rail and lear n techniques to help capture the beauty of the maritime for est and salt marsh on film on Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. at the Ribault Club on For t George Island Cultural State Park. Bring your own camera and photography supplies, sturdy shoes, bug spray sunscr een and water. No reservations are necessary and the program is fr ee. For infor mation contact the Talbot Islands Ranger Station at (904 2320. S S h h a a r r k k t t e e e e t t h h Why ar e we fascinated with monsters and the mysterious? They creep into our dreams and thoughts; wes eek out souvenirs and keep o ur eyes on the horizon for a g limpse of them. Join a park ranger for a discussion on the dif f er e nt types of shark teeth found on the ar ea s beaches on Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Ribault Club on For t George Island Cultural State Park. No reservations are necessary and the programi s free. Contact the Talbot Islands Ranger Station at (904 P P i i n n k k R R i i b b b b o o n n L L a a d d i i e e s s The Pink Ribbon Ladies, a support group in Nassau county for survivors of breast and other female cancers,w ill hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 11 in the con fer e nce r oom at Baptist Medical Center Nassau. This meeting will be a time for discussion and sharing and a time of suppor t for members and guests. Contact Joyce Karsko at 261-2976 or IsobelL yle at 321-2057. E E A A B B C C m m e e e e t t i i n n g g The European American Business Club will meet Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Amelia River Golf Club. Come and meet guest speaker, Capt. Har vey L. Guf fey Jr., commanding officer of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia and learn about the economic impact the base has on local small businesses. Find out what the base is all about and how it affects the area. There will be a drawing at the end of the night. Admission of $12 includes food prepared by the clubs chef. There is an open bar and cof fee, tea and soft drinks are available. Visit for infor mation. A A A A R R P P m m e e e e t t s s The local chapter of the AARP will meet Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. at the Council on Aging, across from Baptist Medical Center Nassau. Guest speak-e r Nan Voit, Fernandina B each Parks and Recr eation d irector, will talk about current and future events at the depar tment. All chapter members and the public ar e invited. G G u u n n c c o o u u r r s s e e s s G ary W. Belson A ssociates Inc. will hold a c oncealed weapon license course at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 13, 22 and 24. A basic with defen sive tactics course will be held at 7:45 a.m. Aug. 16 and 17. For infor mation, contact Belson at 491-8358, (904 4 76-2037 or gbelson@bells V isit w L L u u n n c c h h & & l l e e a a r r n n The Gr eater Nassau County Chamber of Commerce will host a Lunch & Learn event on Aug. 14 at noon at The Meeting Place in H illiard, catered by R&R W ings. Cost is $15. Guest speakers will be Chuck Sheehan, Nassau County manager of Seniors-vsCrime and Bobby Franklin of Net F2. For infor mation call the chamber at 879-1441, email or visit Gr eater nassaucounty .com. S S e e n n i i o o r r e e x x p p o o The Council on Aging and Baptist Health will present the second annual Senior Expo and Health Fair Aug. 15. More than 40 state and local organizations will present a variety of health and wellness information to county senior citizens. The expo is fr ee and will be held at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Influenza vaccinations will be available thr ough W algr eens Pharmacy. Visit Free spay/neuter for county pets The SpayNassau II pr ogram applies to all pet dogs and cats owned by Nassau County residents, as well as feral cats in Nassau County. Any income level qualifies for this grant. Call First Coast No Mor e Homeless Pets at (904 0005 to make an appointment and infor mation on the sur gery. Bring your pets current license tag to the appointment. If your pet does not have a cur rent license tag, you must purchase one at a cost of $10 for each pet. Please bring pictur e ID and pr oof of r esidence in Nassau County to your sur gery appointment. All cats will have spay/neuter surgery and receive a rabies shot. Feral cats (those ar riving in a humane trap) will also receive an FVRCP shot. Pet cats canr eceive an FVRCP and flea/worming treatment for $5 each. If you need a trap, assistance with feral cats or add-ons for pet cats, please call Cats Angels at 321-2267 for more infor mation. The Plantation Ar tists Guild & Gallery presents As Time Goes By, a new show and reception, on Aug. 15 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Osprey Village and Amelia Island Montessori School are sponsoring a fundraiser with spe cial food and wine pairings, a raf fle with a mini iPad as one of the prizes, and the gallery will have a photo booth. All donations go to the Montessori School; minimum donation is $10 at the door. The Gallery is located at 94 Amelia V illage Cir cle at the Omni Spa & Shops. New benefit art show A A MEETINGS Open meetings are o pen to anyone, including n on-alcoholics, families, e tc., who may be interested in Alcoholics Anonymous. All scheduled AA meetings ar e non-smoking and one hour in duration. Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for people who have, or think they mayh ave, a drinking problem are held Mondays at noon and Satur d ays at 10 a.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, on AtlanticA venue acr oss fr o m For t Clinch State Park. Please enter the meetings thr ough the side door. The Fernandina Beach Gr o up meets in the Amelia Room, 906 S. Seventh St., Mondays at 6:30 p.m. (beginners uesdays at 6:30 p.m. (open discus sion); W ednesdays at 7 a.m. (open 12 & 12 studya nd 11 a.m. (open step meeting); Thursdays at 7 a.m. (open Big Book study), 11 a.m. (open discussion) 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 Satur days at 7 a.m. (open discussion and 6:30 p.m. (open dis cussion). Call 261-8349. The Downtown Group meets at the Alachua Club, corner of Third and Alachua streets, Fernandina, on Mondays at 8 p.m. (open 12 & 12 study T uesdays at 8 p.m. (open speaker); W ednesdays at 8:15 p.m. (open mens discussion); Thursdays at 8 p.m. (open discussion Fridays at 8 p.m. (open discussion); and Saturdays at 8 a.m. (open discus sion) and 8 p.m. (open r elationships). Call 2613580. The Dunes Group, Peters Point in Fernandina Beach, meets Fridays at 7:30 a.m. (24-hour book meeting). Beach meetings are suspended during winter months. The Freedom Group holds AA meetings on Mondays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 p.m. (candlelight 10th St. The Fer nandina Beach NA group meets at 8 p.m. Sundays, T uesdays and Fridays (Step Speaker) and at 7 p.m. Thursdays at 1014 South 10th St. A covered dish cookout is held the last Saturday of every month. Join for fun and fellowship. The Ft. Geor ge Gr oup meets at St. Geor ge Episcopal Church in St. George on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. (open discussion


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 3A F RIDAY A UGUST 8, 2014 NEWS News-Leader Smart consumers traditionally look for the best value for their money spent. Now, more than ever, it is so important not to over spend or pay too much for what we purchase. We feel this is especially true when having to make funeral plans at the time of need or when pre-planning. Our families have said many times, Eternity Funeral Homes and Crematory provides not only the best price, but even moreimportantly, the most compassionate, professional services in our area. Our staff does not work on a commission or a quota system like others in our industry. Our mission is to give you your options at the best price available not to pressure you into buying something overpriced. What do you have to lose by comparing what Eternity Funeral Homes and Crematory has to offer? Remember, the money you save at Eternity will be left to your family.Cremation $795.00Funeral Service with casket $3995.00 (choice of 4 casketsCall for more Information B rian M. Johnson, LFDICDonna & Rex D. Gill, Owners4 856 Oakdale Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32207 (904 96092 Victorias Place Yulee, FL 32097 (904 bM agnas is celebrating our 14thy ear in servicebW e are the areas exclusive Aveda Concept SalonbWealone offer AvedasPure Privilege rewards programbC olor conservesamples nowavailable 103 Centre St. Amelia Island, FL 32034www.magnasalon.com904-321-0404Weinvite you to visit our pleasant,professional xx salon.Thank You! Tom Hughes & Stacy Lusk,Owners According to a city police r eport after his first arrest, Wrights involvement in a p otential crime was broached in April when a parent of two FBHS students told police of a rumor regarding Wright and a student. Both Wright and the student denied an inappropriate relationship when quest ioned by a detective, the report stated. O n June 12, police received more information regarding the relationship from the accused teachers wife and her sister, also a teacher at Fernandina Beach High School. Wright reportedly a dmitted to his wife that he had become involved in a relat ionship with the student and acknowledged having sexual relations with her, but said the relationship occurred after the girls 18th birthday. The student conrmed the sexual relationship with W right began in February and told police two sexual encounters occurred before her 18th birthday. Wrights wife filed for divorce on July 2, two weeks after his initial arrest, according to Nassau County Clerk o f Courts records. Wright was a TV product ion and digital design teacher at Fernandina Beach High for the past two years, and formerly taught at Hilliard High School. Wright is the second FBHS teacher and yearbook advisor a rrested on sex charges in the past ve years. Stephen Brian T urner, 48, a journalism teacher and newspaper and yearbook advisor, remains incarcerated after his 2010 conviction for having sex with a student who was a minor. Turner was sentenced to s even years in prison in September 2010 and ordered t o register as a sex offender after pleading guilty to a charge of unlawful sex with a minor stemming from a relationship with a student that began when she was about 15. TEACHER Continued from 1A School Striving for Excellence HEATHER A. PERRY News-Leader When Rebecca Smith r eceived the call advising her shed been appointed new princ ipal at Southside Elementary, her rst thoughts were, Wow! This has been my lifelong goal and I get to live it out right here, right now! Smith chose a career in education as a rst grader, because o f her teacher, Miss Doehr. was a very poor reader a nd she just took me under her wing and made sure I was a good reader. She was a very good teacher whom I wanted to emulate when I was older Firmly dedicated to her chos en career, Smith would come home from school each day and t each her stuffed animals the concepts and skills she had learned in class. I had an easel chalkboard that my mom and dad bought me and my mom said, Those are going to be the smartest s tuffed animals! After obtaining her teaching c redentials at Frostburg State College in the mountains of west Maryland, Smith worked a t School #260 Frederick Elementary in the inner city of Baltimore, teaching a third grade class that turned into a split third/fourth grade. She obtained her masters after returning from teachingi n California. While visiting a friend there o n a spring break, she was offered a teaching position but wasnt sure she wanted to accept it because she didnt want to move all the way across the country from Maryland. Returning home, she sat down with her parents who reviewed the pros and cons and u rged her to spread her wings while reminding her she could always come home. My parents had the biggest positive inuence on me as far as the way you treat situations, the way you stay calm and try to look at all aspects, not just what pertains to you. Smith applies those concepts n ow in her new role. At a recent staff meeting, she and the t eachers chose their school vision as Striving to be Excellent Schoolwide (SES Jon Gordons book The Energy Bus. In the book he encourages everyone to choose a word that will be their driving force for the year so our staff has taken t his vision and have each created a single word that will be their driving force for their y ear These words are displayed o n a chalkboard in the conference room where staff meetings are held on a regular basis. e want our school to be the place where teachers love to c ome teach, students love to come learn, and parents/com-m unity members love coming to support us. A Nassau County resident since 2007, Smith was a Title I Resource Teacher at Yulee Elementary before serving as assistant principal at Emma L ove for two years. Her parents moved here two y ears after she did and she and her dad team-teach sixth grade r eligious education classes at St. Michel Catholic Church. Leisure activities for the busy principal involve relaxing at the beach. S he has three children, Hannah, Emma and Noah, and a golden retriever named Maggie. She is engaged to Tom B ruchman. Southside Elementary School is located at 1112 Jasmine St. Phone 491-7941. We want our school to be the p lace where teachers love to c ome teach, students love to c ome to learn and parents/ c ommunity members love c oming to support us R EBECCA SMITH S OUTHSIDE ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL Main Beach lights aid turtles T he city of Fernandina Beach, in partnership with Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch and with a grant from Floridas Sea Turtle Conservancy, has completed modifications and upgrades to the lights at Main B each Park. These lighting c hanges will pr otect sea turtle n esting without compromising the publics safety at night, the city said in a press release. Additional benefits of the u pgrades include energy savings and signicant reduction in greenhouse gases, the city said. The project both reduced the height of light poles and installed Certified FWC LED l ighting xtures at the Dolphin A venue and Main Beach parki ng lots. The GTE Companies of Jacksonville provided project planning assistance. The xtures were purchased from L EDTronics of Torrance, Calif., and installed by Vanguard Electric of Jacksonville. The citys maintenance crew also played a key role. Funding was provided by the Sea Turtle Grants Program w ith proceeds from the sale of F lorida s Helping Sea Turtles S urvive specialty license plate ( For more information, visit body for some br eaking the r ules, Commissioner Charles Corbett said. We just want to make sure everyone on the beach has a permit. City regulations allow horses on city beaches south of Sadler Road fr om May thr o ugh October, from sunrise until 11 a.m. and from 5 p.m. until sunset. Horses are allowed on city beaches south of Sadler Roada ny time fr om November t hrough April. W hile on city beaches, hors es must travel in single l e and stay west of the mean high water line and away from dunes and vegetation. A special permit is required for commercial horseback riding operationsa nd, as with dog owners, ani m al waste must be removed f r o m any public ar eas. HORSE Continued fr om 1A poles with underground utilities also did not make the cut at Tuesdays meeting, becausem ore research is needed on the c osts. C ommissioners will r eview f or approval the three questions for the straw poll at their Aug. 19 meeting, and could possibly add more questions, according to Bach. The straw poll for voters m ust be appr oved by resolut ion or ordinance, Bach said, before being added to the ballot. Questions for voters on the city ballot are limited to 75 words. Amelia South Inc., was awar ded a par tial grant in the amount of $8,000.28 on June 1 from the Sea Turtle Conser-v ancy through the National F ish and Wildlife Foundation t o purchase 142 wall-mounted cylinder lights and amber LED bulbs to provide sea-turtle friendly balcony lighting. Amelia South is a condo minium complex on South Fletcher that has 92 balconiesf acing the ocean. A melia South matched the g rant in the amount of $6,980 to pay Jeff Hamilton Electric for installing the cylinders and bulbs. Sea tur tle hatchlings ar e attracted to articial lighting, which disrupts their naturali nclination to head for the o cean. The amber LED lighti ng and the cylinders are designed to prevent that attraction for the turtles. CITY Continued from 1A APU BLICSE RVICEAN NOUNCMENT BYTHENEWS-LEADER T ur tle g r ant for A melia South


TALLAHASSEE Investment in Floridas tourism i ndustry resulted in nearly 7 6,000 jobs created in 2013, according to a new Florida TaxWatch report. The independent analysis shows that the state should meet the goal of attracting 100 million visitors to Florida by 2015, which h as a significant impact on job c reation in the state. Floridas thriving tourism industry provides extraordinary opportunities for economic growth, said Dominic Calabro, president and CEO of Florida TaxWatch, the independent, nonpartisan, nonprofitt axpayer r esearch institute and g overnment watchdog. By i ncr e asing the number of visi tors to Florida, the state is on track to reach this important milestone, providing jobs to hardworking taxpayers along the way The r epor t r eveals that the n umber of visitors to Florida i ncreased by more than 2.8 mill ion in 2013 alone, continuing a tr e nd of steadily incr e asing vis itor numbers. In the new report, the nonpartisan, busin ess-oriented watchdog group i dentified that due to this increase, Florida added 38,389 tourism-related jobs, which is expected to induce or indirectly result in an additional 37,382 non-tourism industry jobs for Floridians. Tourism expansion i n 2013 is attributed to the crea tion of more than 75,771 jobs w ith an average annual salary of more than $43,000. Floridas tourism industry is responsible for far more than lowering the tax burden for the states residents, said Jerry D. Parrish, chief economist forF lorida T axWatch and director o f the TaxWatch Center for C ompetitive Florida. Expanding tourism has a direct impact on job creation in the state, and the economic impact can be felt in many of Floridas other industries. V isit Florida, the state s of fic ial tourism marketing corpor ation, reports quarterly visit ation and tourism industr y employment figur e s to the State Economists Office. The latest figures from the first q uarter of 2014 showed that 2 6.7 million visitors came to Florida in January-March and 1.1 million Floridians are employed in the tourism industry. This represents the largest quarter for visitation Florida has ever experienced, exceedi ng the previous high of 26.2 m illion in the first quarter of 2 013. The average number of direct travel-related jobs in the first quarter of 2014 was also a record high, up 3.5 percent from the same period in 2013. Coming off of three cons ecutive r ecord years for visit ation and employment, and e xperiencing the lar g est first quar t er for the industr y in our states history, proves the power of tourism as a way to sustain Floridas economic growth, said Will Seccombe,V isit Florida pr esident and C EO. With Florida tourism m aintaining this type of strong m omentum, we ar e well on our way to welcoming 100 million visitors and making Florida the No. 1 travel destination in the w orld. W hile increased investment in tourism is understandably creating new tourism-related jobs, the additional 37,000 nontourism related jobs created are in industries such as retail trade, administrative services, c onstruction and transportat ion and warehousing. J esse Panuccio, executive director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity said, Even as Floridas economy sees job growth across industry sectors, tourism remains a criti-c ally impor tant part of our f uture. After two record years o f tourist visits to the Sunshine State, we ar e on pace to r e ach Governors Scotts goal of welcoming 100 million visitors in 2015. This trend, combined with many other positive economic indicators, shows thatF loridas economy is resurg ent. R ead the r e por t at www FloridaT a xW a tch.or g. Driving down I-95 yesterday, I was a dmiring the new Chevrolet Suburban what a great redesign. A day earlier, I r ead where Suburban sales, along with Cadillac Escalade and GMC Yukon, are on fire. It proves that product drives sales. The combination of big SUV successes, and an article in Automotive N ews a bout minicars struggling in the U.S. market, caused me to dig a littled eeper. Truck sales (pickup, sport utility and m inivan) are leading the way in 2014. Comparisons will be July 2014 YTD vs. 2013. Truck sales are up from 4,471,766 to 4,894,821. This is a gain of 9.46 percent and 423,055 units. Cars are up from 4,676,526 to 4,709,873. This is 0.71 percent gain on 3 3,347 units. It appears rising economic expectations and lower gas prices have c aused Americans to buy more vehicle, size-wise. The super-small offerings, Smart For Two and Scion IQ, with 73.5and 78.6inch wheelbases, are not selling at all. The first half of this y ear, the Smart sold 4,647 units and Scion I Q 1,227. It seems the minimum recipe for the market is a 90-inch wheelbase, a usable back seat and at least 4 0 mpg. In a brisk market, F iat is down from 23,892 to 20,550. Mini C ooper is down from 25,532 to 17,159. The Nissan Versa is up from 72,768 to 83,570, making it the little vehicle of choice right now. Chevy Cruze at 166,264 vs. 159,136 is in the discussion also. M id-size models and compacts are doing fine. Camry, Corolla, Accord, C ivic, Altima and Sonata are all up, most marginally. The biggest volume car is always a mid-size sedan, and will be for the near future. The ride, handling and styling of a car are still hard to beat. Those in the market for a pickup s hould not have far to go. The sevenmonth sales volumes are F150 at 4 29,065, Silverado at 282,776, Ram at 252,056 and Sierra at 110,679. By contrast, the imports have a limited presence in full-size trucks Tundra at 68,299, Titan at 7,488 and Ridgeline at 9 ,246. Maybe U.S. experience with pickups g ives our domestic product an advantage, just like our lack of history with s mall cars caused us to play catch-up. Just a theory. The empty nest has hit home. Christopher being halfway across the country and Katie being engaged has caused it to sink in. It is mostly a positive feeling of satisfaction, with a little v oid sprinkled in. Life moves on. Have a good week. R ick Keffer owns and operates Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Yulee. He invites questions or positive stories about automobile use and ownership. 4A F RIDAY A UGUST 8, 2014 BUSINESS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK KEFFER CORNER RickKeffer Trucks are hot, small is not The helpful place.Turner Ace Hardware2990 S. 8th Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 ( Licensed Insured BondedAffordable Hourly Rates! 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(Domestic Designs careers in the construction and legal industries. Growing up in Texas, Buddy began building custom homes in 1984 while Cindy practiced law. Following his custom home building in Texas, Buddy extended his construction experience through jobs in civil engineering, production and custom home construction and commercial and residential roofing sales. Cindy practiced litigation with an emphasis in construction and insurance law. In 2001, they opened Domestic Designs Roofing, Inc. to concentrate solely on residential and commercial roofing and have never looked back. Buddy holds licenses from the state of Florida as both a Certified Roofing Contractor and a General Contractor and is OSHAcertified. The company is licensed and insured. Since 2001, Domestic Designs has met the roofing needs for new and existing homeowners and commercial businesses in Nassau, Duval, St. Johns, Clay and Baker counties. The companys 5 crews install shingle, metal, tile and flat roofs as well as provide inspection, repair,additional installation and cleaning services for both residential and commercial customers. Afull service company,Domestic Designs works with homeowners and builders everyday to provide the highest quality,warranted roofing services at the lowest costs and least inconvenience. Everyones needs are different. I enjoy working with individual homeowners and builders to solve their specific problems and meet their needs. I understand that any type of home or business construction can be challenging so it is our goal to provide every client with the most cost effective and least intrusive solutions. In todays fast-paced and economically challenging environment, you cannot expect anything less, said Boyd. The company offers a wide variety of products including GAF/Elk, CertainTeed, Owens-Corning, Monier, Hanson and American Tile, all of whom offer a complete line of warranties. With recent changes to the state of Floridas wind mitigation roofing requirements, there are many new savings opportunities for residential and commercial owners. We offer clients several roofing options to save money on their homeownersand wind insurance policies, said Boyd. We work closely with local insurance agents and have seen that many owners today are unaware of the savings opportunities available to them through policy discounts related to roofing modifications. We can evaluate, with owners, their individual needs and available options. Additionally, Domestic Designs partners with a certified solar technology and installation firm to provide energy efficient roofing solutions that reduce your carbon footprint and utility expense. We are excited about the unlimited opportunities we now offer in alternative energy resources and costs savings, said Boyd. To discuss your roofing needs or to simply learn moreabout potential roofing modifications, related to insurance savings or energy efficient roofing solutions, call Buddy Boyd at 904-321-0626 or 904-753-1438. They look forward to working with you. HEATHER A. PERRY News-Leader A s a member relationship specialist at Vystar Credit Union on South 14th Street, Tara Levitt w orks diligently each day to m ake sure her members are happy. Levitt has been interested in the financial industry since she was a teenager. Its a way to help people and helping people is my passion. I ve been with Vystar Credit U nion for seven years. In here, w e see so many needs that Im able to help and I enjoy assisting people. Lewis especially enjoys helping members build or repair their credit and achieve financial goals. What is impor tant to my m ember is equally important to m e and my service will ensure o ur members confidence in Vystar will continue to exceed expectations. A credit union is different from a bank, explained Levitt, because the members own it. Ther efore, we find ways to r eturn your money to you with n o fees for checking and in the i nter e st rates we of f er A s their tagline says, We never forget its your money Non-working hours find Levitt actively involved with her church and spending free time with her children, Samara and Melanie. Vystar Credit Union offers its members the same services banks do such as checking and savings, credit cards, mortg ages and home equity loans, b usiness and personal loans and a host of other services. e also offer a lot of different subsidiaries such as an alliance through Coldwell Banker that helps our members find homes. We also have our own title agency that helps m embers sell their homes and c lose on a home, said W esley H urlock, branch supervisor. Members also enjoy some unique ser v ices such as a den tal plan, homeowners and auto insurance, payment protection on loans and gap protection. 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KATHIE COLGROVE Community Newspapers A man was found dead in a doublewide mobile home afteri t caught fire in Callahan Wednesday morning. No one else was injured in the blaze. T he Nassau County S herif fs Ofce called in invest igators from the State Fire Marshals Ofce to determine i f the re was accidentally or intentionally set, according to NCSO Criminal Investigations D ivision Narcotics Lt. Dave Grifth. A positive identication and the cause of death of the man, believed to be about 61 years old, were pending the results of dental records and a report from the Medical Examiners Ofce, Grifth said. A passerby called 911 b etween 6:30 and 7 a.m. and when Nassau County emerg ency responders arrived, the t wo-bedr oom doublewide at 4 50516 Old Dixie Highway near Q uail Road was fully involved. The man was believed to be the l andlord of the property that also housed another residence nearby, according to Grifth. 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Jack & Wanda Watson TH EYR EDYINGF OR 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 BYTHENE WS-LE ADER C C o o n n t t r r a a c c t t s s t t i i p p u u l l a a t t i i o o n n s s The county s annual contract with Rollins Snelling Beach Services totals $104,097 and calls for cleanups at all beaches, parks and public restrooms every day and twice on holiday weekends. The company provides cleaning materials as well as liners for 184 trashcans. T rash must b e emptied a minimum of three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, plus all h olidays. And the company is also asked to respond on an emergency basis every day a round the clock. Rollins Snelling is not allowed to remove personal items from the beach but must bury dead animals found on the beach, including sea turtles (after they have been marked and large sh. T he contract does not include removing beached whales or large sea crea tures. Service areas include the walkover on the south end of Amelia Island, Burney Park, Peters Point, Scott Road beach access, the North End Boat Ramp and Dee Dee Bartell Nature Center Main Beach Park, Seaside Park and North Beach Park. T he contract calls for higher payments in the peak season from March 15 to Sept. 15, a nd lower ones in the off-season between Sept. 16 and March 14. Man dies in house fire MARY MAGUIRE News-Leader The Nassau County Comm ission agreed at its meeting Wednesday night to boost its a nnual beach and parks cleanup contract with Rollins Snelling Beach Services by $12,480. The company hasnt had a raise in six years and board members say it deserves one n ow. Everything that I have h eard from everyone is that hes doing a great job, said Commissioner Danny Leeper. The vote was 4-1. Commissioner Pat Edwards said no. During board discussion, Edwards said he was conc erned about increasing the amount of a contract that has a lready been approved. He said it could open the door for other contractors to ask for more money after the deal is signed. The agreement with Rollins Snelling is already under way. Does this send a message? said Edwards. Its certainly possible, said Commission Chair Barry H olloway. The man has done a n excellent job. But I tend to a gree with Commissioner E dwards that we need to be c areful. H olloway questioned why the company signed contract paperwork in May by checking a box that said it did not want a pay raise, then returned in J une with a letter asking for an i ncrease. Which takes precedence? s aid Holloway. Leeper said he held conv ersations with company of cials about this. He said they expressed concern about jeopardizing their contract with the county. He said there were q uestions about whether asking for more money would canc el the contract and force the county to hold a new round of b ids for beach cleaning. I told him Id bring it up and see if there was any way we can help him out, said Leeper. L eeper said the TDC also shares some of the cost, and t hat tourists are paying for the beach cleanup through a user f ee. Leeper, who is chairman of t he Tourist Development C ouncil (TDC t he money is coming from the 4 percent nightly bed tax imposed on hotels, vacation rentals and bed and breakfast operations on Amelia Island and in the city of FernandinaB each. There is no bed tax for hotel accommodations off the i sland. Commissioner Walter Jr B oatright said he called TDC Executive Director Gil Langley for his opinion about the quality of Rollins Snellings work. He assured me this guy h as been above and beyond, said Boatright. E ach summer, tourists who visit local beaches around the Fourth of July holiday routinely leave behind debris, such as tents, poles and folding chairs. P eople have said that leaving the gear on the beach each n ight is easier than lugging it back to the car when a return t rip to the oceanfront is planned the next morning. Last year, the county and the TDC agreed to distribute a brochure encouraging people t o leave only their footprints in the sand. I t didnt work. The board made it clear t hat Rollins Snelling is not to blame. The contract doesnta llow the company to dispose o f personal items, according t o the board. H olloway said he has spoken with leaders in other beachfront communities, including those on Floridas Gulf Coast, about how to han-d le the situation. He said their suggestion was a nightly sweep o f the beach. They just have one truck a nd every night they clear it and take it to the dump, said Holloway. Now their beach debris is gone. County gives pay raise to beach cleanup firm P HOTO COURTESY OF NASSAU COUNTY FIRE PROFESSIONALS L3101 A Callahan man died Wednesday when his mobile home caught re. Everything that I have heard from everyone is that hes doing a great job. C OMMISSIONER DANNY LEEPER


P AT LEARY For the News-Leader T he soft sands of Amelias beaches serve as a figurative Rosetta Stone r ecording the activities of multiple denizens of the s eashore. Each dawn exposes a myriad of freshly created i mpressions etched on the sands surface by all creatures great and small. Most conspicuous of all are the tractor-like crawls of female s ea turtles that lead directly up to their high beach nest s ites and back to the sea. Within days all traces of such c rawls are erased by wind and tide and, were it not for the markers erected around such nests, there would be no evidence of this ancient and critic al ritual and the promise of new turtle generations conc ealed beneath the sand. If the nests escape e xploitation, inundation or erosion, some 55-75 days later, the hatchling turtles will break free of their shells, absorb their energy-laden y olks and initiate a collective burst of activity to dig out of t heir buried nursery, rush to the ocean and swim seaward f or 24 continuous hours. As with their mother preceding them, the only evidence of this nocturnal event will be an array of tracks etched in the s and leading from the nest toward the sea. At least this is w hat occurs on pristine beaches, but something very differe nt and disturbing too often occurs on developed beaches like Amelia. Early morning of Aug. 1, Kevin Leary noticed a cluster of vehicles near beach access 16. Presuming these to bea ssociated with a scheduled turtle nest excavation, Kevin h iked out the boardwalk to observe the event and found a small crowd gathered around a loggerhead nest. Approaching the group, he noticed a series of diminutive trails (evocative of toy train tracks) leading south down t he beach and, recognizing them as the trails of hatchling t urtles, he proceeded to follow their path. Curiously, while s ome angled toward the water, others continued down the high beach for several hundred yards leading to another marked nest near a ccess 18. What Kevin found there was ominous and dist urbing. Centered in the small triangle of stakes was a s hallow depression and a broad swath of larger tracks leading directly west away from the nest toward the primary dunes. Not one track led east toward the sea. Almost twice the width of the logger-h ead tracks, it was evident these were created by L eatherback hatchlings Amelias largest and most rare nesting species. Tracing the cluster of fresh tracks, Kevin soon noted numerous whirling patterns and peculiar spirals etched in the soft substrate as though formed by remote-controlled toys spinning wildly out of control. Hundreds of feet dist ant from the nest, a confused p attern of tracks crisscrossed i n every direction, with many leading inland toward the beachfront homes, while others angled south down the beach, emulating those of the disoriented loggerhead hatchlings he first traced south f rom access 16. A number of t racks lead to the base of one r esidential boardwalk and beneath a pile of beach furniture, kayaks and other materials piled there. One horribly disoriented hatchling traveled as far south as the Sadler Road beach access befor e climbing into the dunes to a c ertain death. T wo Amelia Island Turtle W atch volunteers were also present at the chaotic scene and attempted to locate lost hatchlings hours after they should have been miles offshor e bur ning their limited ener gy r eser ves to reach p elagic nursery grounds. By m id-morning, only a handful of exhausted and expired h atchlings were located in the dense vegetation behind the primary dunes. Even those hatchlings fortunate enough to eventually wander into the o cean consumed precious energy aimlessly meandering across the broad expanse of beach. (Consultation with Amelia Island Sea Turtle WatchD irector Mary Duffy revealed t hat another volunteer made a c hance discovery of the disoriented hatchlings shortly after midnight on Aug. 1 and attempted to track down many of the wayward turtles spread acr oss the dark beach and place them in the ocean. Thisf ortuitous discovery and resc ue somewhat mitigated the o therwise disastrous event a nd it should be noted that Turtle Watch volunteers seldom walk the midnight shore. The noctur nal r escuer depar t ed hours prior to dawn and the arrival of those referenced in this article.) W hat unknown circums tance could possibly compel t hese hard-wired hatchlings to deviate from eons of instinctive behavior and adap tive evolution to tur n their backs on the sea and place their sur vival in extr eme jeop ardy? Kevin Learys return v isit to the area the following night offers important clues. He found a number of residences near the Leatherback nest conspicuously illuminate d well after midnight with some casting bright light over the low dunes toward the beach. Most of the hatchlings tracks lead directly toward one residence due west of then est site. The adverse impacts o f artificial lighting on hatchl ing turtles are now well documented with thousands of Floridas young turtles lost to disorientation every year. Like moths to a flame, young turtles hatched in subter ranean darkness will emerge fromt he sand and orient toward c ertain types of lights if they a re too close to nesting habit at or otherwise interfere with the turtles critical orientation process. Although all sea tur tle species ar e now federally designated as endangered, there are no federal or state lawsr egulating beach lighting, h owever cer tain beach r enourishment projects require permit holders to implement beach-lighting r eg ulations. Fer nandina Beach is one such entity and has an or dinance addr essing this issue. Some prior violators h ave been cited. Nassau C ounty also has a beach light i ng ordinance but Duffy suggested that it is not as restrictive as the city s and monitoring and enfor cement are a concern. Fer nandina has made impor tant strides towar d r educing unnatural hazards to n esting turtles and ordinances r equiring the removal of beach furniture after dark are well r easoned and suppor t ive of tur tle conservation. Given the tragic events conveyed in this r eport, it would seem obvious that the city needs to r eexamine its lighting ordin ance for efficacy and impact. O ther sour ces have r evealed that certain areas of city beach ar e known to be prone to disorientation events and one can only wonder why such conditions are allowed to persist? Ironically, yet another Loggerhead nested a short d istance south of the Leatherback nest the night of its emergence. Some eight weeks hence, if nothing is done to address the lighting i ssue, there is a high probability of those hatchlings repeating the chaos of the leatherbacks. A day following the leatherback disaster, Kevin reported another disori-e ntation associated with a c luster of loggerhead nests n ear Alabama Avenue and a dead hatchling was found on the west side of A1A opposite the nesting area. A report of yet another significant disorientation event this week on the ocean beach o f South Amelia State Park r eveals how widespread this p roblem has become and i ncludes the county beaches. In the same manner that the county has been negligent in addr essing beach fur nitur e cavities and hazar dous materials left on the beach after dark, it appears that they havea lso neglected the serious l ighting issue. W ith each passing year, Amelia Islands natural heritage is impacted and bur dened with mor e r esidents, guests and tourists. If we wish to maintain, pr otect and con serve the islands diminishing n atural resources and funct ions, it is imperative to adopt w ell-conceived and vigorously enforced regulations. Other wise, countless mor e tur tle hatchlings will emer ge from the sand to frantically whirl and spin while making tracks in all the wr ong dir ec t ions versus enter the sea l ike preceding generations u nencumbered by mankinds cruel and thoughtless impacts. Note: Excellent web sour ces for more information on Sea T urtle conservation and beach lighting ar e: www b ean/es/PDF/Library%20Ite m s/LightingManual-Florida. pdf e search/ wildlife/sea-turtles/threats/ artificial-lighting/ wildlife/sea-turtles/threats/ 6 A CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK www.SlidersSeaside.com1998 S.Fletcher Ave. FREE WiFi Hotspot 277-6652BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND...Bringing back W W i i n n g g I I t t N N i i g g h h t t !Tuesday Nights 4 pm to CloseL L I I V V E E M M U U S S I I C C 7 7 N N I I G G H H T T S S A A W W E E E E K KFriday Nights at Breakers Bar 9 pm Close Karaoke & Late Night Happy Hour1/2 Price Domestic Drafts, Wells,& House Wine Sunday Brunchstarting August 9 & 10th am-2pm $3 Bloody Marys or Mimosas Sea turtles making tracks in the wrong directions F RIDAY A UGUST 8, 2014 OPINION News-Leader Why be near, when you can be here! 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F F r r e e e e r r i i d d e e T he recent letter to the editor entitled Legal shenanigans was very informative as to how fire service impact funds are transferred from Yulee to Hilliard. Real estate taxes are also being transferred from all of Nassau County to provide free re prot ection for both Hilliard and Callahan. H ow you ask? If you look at your tax b ill, there is an item that is labeled Municipal Service Fund that pays for county re protection. All Nassau County r e sidents except those in the city of Fernandina Beach, who provide their own re protection, and residents of Hilliar d and Callahan must pay this tax. Hilliar d and Callahan r es i dents receive their re protection from N assau County, but they dont have to p ay the Municipal Service Fund taxes to support the Nassau County Fire Depar t ment. Now, we nd out that four of the county commissioners, with only Steve Kelley dissenting, want to r ewar d Hilliar d with a new fir ehouse from Y ulee impact funds. What a sweet d eal. Residents of Hilliard dont p ay fire taxes, but get a new firehouse and re protection from other taxpayers without paying a dime. County commissioners should not be discussing tax increases when residents of cer tain towns ar e getting a fr ee ride. N orman Heubeck F er nandina Beach L L o o c c a a l l s s h h r r i i m m p p ? ? I am a native of Fernandina, raised ther e graduated fr om ther e and got married there. Naturally, I was excited to see that the Shrimp Festival was going to be on the Food Network on national TV. I watched it and was so disappointed. The show was wonderful and the host was funny and kept things lively on the show. What disappoints me is that I have always understood and been told that ALL food vendors had to use local seafood. As a matter of fact, I have fam ily that tried to get into the festival with a food/tea booth and were told that you had to be local. So, what was the thing that disappointed me about this TV show? Nothing! It was the local contest among the food vendors. I was totally shocked to hear on national television that ther e was someone fr om another state cooking and the shrimp that they were using were from Mississippi, not Florida. Not only were they highlighted but they won the contest. A sad day for this islander. Just wanted to put this out there. What happened to the LOCAL Isle of 8 Flags Shrimp Festival? L ynn Cr ummey Stockton, Ga. P P o o o o p p o o n n t t h h e e b b e e a a c c h h It pains me to write about the same issue many others already have, butr elieve myself I must (no pun intend ed)! W e blame tourists/beachgoers for the conditions they leave our beach in, yet our own residents feel they are exempt. Is there anyone still not familiar with walking your dog in public place etiquette? Such as, clean up after your dog? I stood in disbelief as a woman kicked a few grains of sand over her dogs deposit. Pity the family who sets up their blanket over that spot, or worse yet, steps into it. I will take unsightly canopies any day over p oop on the beach! H anna Cochran F ernandina Beach I I r r o o n n m m a a n n T T r r i i a a t t h h l l e e t t e e s s r r a a c c e e t t o o t t h h e e a a l l t t a a r r Jacksonville athletes Maggie Crotty and Matt Anderson plan to start their wedding day with a big nish at t he Jacksonville Sprint T riathlon at M ain Beach Park on Amelia Island on A ug. 9. M ost brides wake up on their wedding day with an agenda of hair and nail appointments. Ironman athlete Maggie Crotty has other plans for her big day. Maggie is planning to marry her ance, Matt Anderson, on Aug. 9, but not until after she finishes her last t riathlon as a single lady. Maggie and M att will both race to the nish line of t he Jacksonville Sprint T r iathlon befor e they race to the altar. This Iron-couple got engaged after training for and completing Ironman Florida in 2013. They knew their relationship could sur vive anything after pushing their bodies and emotions to t he limit during six months of traini ng. They have been competing in t riathlons for several years and their time swimming, cycling and running together has made their relationship iron-strong. Together they have completed more than 20 triathlons, on top of the dozens of marathons and half marathons under their race belts. Theirs port is so important to them that their w edding invitation featur es his and her b ike graphics. Maggie met Matt before she moved to Eur ope to study abroad in 2008. Despite the time zones separating them, they managed to stay in touch acr oss the globe and kindled a romance when she moved back to the USA in 2009. They have been practic ally inseparable since then, except w hen it comes to serious races. This couple puts the relationship aside until they cross the nish line. They have even been known to place wagers on who will nish rst. Their competitive spirit almost cost Maggie the ring. Matt planned to pr o pose at the Ironman Florida nish line last November. He had even contacted the race directors to help plan for the big nish. Matts mom was holding onto the ring that day so that he would have it at the finish line wher e he planned to be waiting when she nished. After a long hot day covering 140.6 miles in over 14 hours, Maggie nished ahead of him and was already making her way through the crowd before he could pop the question. He waited until weeks later and proposed to her at the Southernmost Point in Key W est. Congratulations Matt and Maggie on your triathlon accomplishments and your wedding. I hope Matt can keep up with his swim, bike and r unaway bride! To cheer for these athletes, watch the race at Main Beach Park, Fernandina Beach, on Aug. 9 at 7:30 am. Follow their race r esults at Matt and Maggie don t know that I am sending this out I am a good friend and fellow triathlete hoping to surprise them with a little extra attention on their special day. Their love for triathlons is second only to their love for each other B eth DeArment J acksonville C C o o m m i i n n g g s s o o o o n n t t o o a a t t u u n n n n e e l l n n e e a a r r y y o o u u They have spr ead like locusts into ever y nation on the planet. Their aim is to kill ever y American, Christian a nd Jew and ar e succeeding in other c ountries. They have different names l ike Hamas, Isis, Al Qaeda, etc., but their mission is the same. These militants have different beliefs than us and our God is not the same as theirs; check the Koran. They move here and everywhere and in their schools in the USA they teach their children to hate us and how to kill us. If Russia or another country committed an act of war on the USA, would we not re back? Why is Israel being condemned for defending themselves? The Israeli government gives the Palestinians free medical care, jobs, food and money, yet these people allow and abet these militants to hide weapons and missiles in their mosques, schools and homes. T unnels are used to invade homes of innocent Israelis and the whole family is slaughtered. Tunnels are dug to destroy antiquities. Buildings are erected over every type of biblical history; example, Dome of the Rock. Their cemeteries are on the Mount of Olives and in fr ont of the Easter n Gates to pr event Jesus fr om e ntering the gates as written in script ure at His second coming. P alestinians are not a true blood people that belong to the area; they ar e Arabs that fled their homeland and later were forbidden by their countries to r egain entry. The name Palestine was given to the ar ea by a man in histor y that wanted to insult the J ews. N ew York Twin Towers, Boston, e tc. The locusts keep coming and to a tunnel near you. Barbara Freeman Fernandina Beach T T i i m m T T e e b b o o w w t t i i m m e e As T imes-Union columnist Gene Frenette wrote recently about the Jaguars stadium, EverBank, It has everything! Jumbotrons, one at each end, a pool, a great sound system, gourmet food courts. Now all it needs is a winning football team. That list should include spirituality something coaches like Tony Dungy instill in his T ampa Bay Bucs simply by his presence and leadership. College coaches like Bobby Bowden inspired their teams through their own deep faith and leadership. The Seminoles had many winning championship seasons. Spirituality is desperately needed on the Jaguars team. Otherwise, it will be just another team, dotted by dr ugs, injuries, failed ef for ts at winning. B ut the right leader is needed. T hat leader could be Tim Tebow. T im is a hometown guy, a businessman and co-owner of two Jacksonville PDQ (Pr etty Dar n Quick) restaurants. If Dave Caldwell, the Jaguars gen eral manager would snap Tim up, ther e would be a huge difference at E verBank Field. T im wants to remain a quarterback. H e has a ver y teachable spirit. Just ask his former coach of the Gators, Urban Myer, who led Tim and the Gators to two championship seasons and a Heisman trophy for the winning quarterback. Since Tim graduated from UF, however he hasn t had a r eally good teacher. Jedd Fischer could be that teacher Hes the Jags quarterback coach, highly respected by the other coaches and loved by the players. So what if Tims throwing arm had a wind-up habit instead of a quick release, like say, a Dan Marino. Tim could be taught to have a quick r elease throwing arm. For God s sake, Dave Caldwell, give Tim a chance! You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Including a winning season. Willyne Blanchard Fernandina Beach VOICE OF THE PEOPLE After years of having crappy distance vision i n my left eye and practically no reading vision in it at all, I can now see up close, far away and e ven in between out of it. The jurys still out on the right eye, which sees OK distance but blurry close up. But Ill be getting the verdict on that soon. But, thanks to cataract surgery a couple of w eeks ago, Ive now been acquitted of dang near-blind status in my left eye. Not only that, m y night vision suddenly got better and Im told it should improve even more after I get t he right eye xed. I thought everyone saw halos around headlights and taillights at night b ut apparently I was wrong. And not only are the halos gone, I can now judge how far away the headlights and taillights are. Before, because of the halo effect, they all seemed to be in the same general area too close. Which m eant that at night I was scared to turn if I could see headlights and if I saw taillights inf ront of me, I slowed down to a crawl. Who knew? B eing the big chicken that I am and given my familiarity all summer long with emergency rooms and doctors, owing to a spate of clumsiness 21 stitches in my head after losing a wrestling match with our garbage can, a s eriously pulled butt muscle from a klutzy move on my surfboard early in the summer, a h airline fracture of a bone in my left hip I got from running on a deck in ip-ops and my late st spaz attack, a torn right bicep muscle I got sailing, which makes my right arm look like Popeyes after a couple of c ans of spinach I was a tad apprehensive about someone d igging around in my eye. Oh, a word about ip-ops while Im thinking about it. It would appear that perhaps they arent the most protect ive footwear in the world and Im seriously thinking about d iscontinuing wearing the pair Ive practically lived in s ince retirement two years ago. As soon as summers o ver. And then maybe Ill start wearing them when the weather warms back up. But seriously, if youve been told you need cataract surgery, for Petes sake, get it. There a re basically two kinds these days and both of them are quickie procedures. One of them ist he standard procedure, which most decent medical plans cover entirely, and the Cadillac o f cataract procedures, which essentially restores your vision to what it was before you started having to wear lenses. Youll go into your piggy bank for that one but its the one I nally opted for. That one restores close up, f ar away and even in-between vision. With the standard procedure, you might still need to w ear reading glasses. With the more comprehensive procedure, the goal is no glasses at a ll. I hate wearing glasses because theyre always getting smudged or sweaty or d irty and sliding down or lost. I switched to soft contacts for a while and liked them m uch more but they came with their own set of issues. Theyre the dickens to get in and out. And being that Im blessed with ngers the size of Vienna sausages (youre a Bubba if you know what those are and have p artaken) and deep set, beady little eyes, getting them in and out was a never ending l esson in the study of ne profane languages. And sore, bloodshot eyes. My wife started d oing it for me but then Id get lazy and not take them out for days on end a really b ad idea you who wear contacts probably know all about. So when my eye doc said it was time for cataract surgery, I was actually relieved. They do the non-dominant eye rst and foll ow up with the dominant eye several weeks later. I got mine done at the hospital. Wheret hey make you get nekkid and wear the trademark backwards-tting hospital gowns. I dont k now why but they do. The worst part is the prep. Nothing to eat or drink after midnight and then jonesing for coffee all morning. I got antsy waiting for mine and the anesthesiologist sang me a pretty little lullaby. You couldve p lucked the dang thing out and I wouldnt have cared. O n Aug. 21, I get the right eye done. Im stealing a line from Bogie: Heres looking at y ou, kid. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 7A F RIDAY A UGUST 8, 2014 OPINION News-Leader HOW TO WRITE US Letters must include writers name (printed and signature), address and telephone number for verication. Writers are normally limited to one letter in a 30-day period. Nopoems 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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COMMUNITYCYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, AUGUST8, 2014/NEWS-LEADER8A MILITARY NEWS Navy Seaman Recruit David Walker Jr., son of Glenda M. Jackson of Kingsland, Ga. and David L. Walker Sr. and stepson of Mauricia W alker of St. Marys, Ga., r ecently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit T raining Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Walker completed a variety of training, which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is "Battle Stations." This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. "Battle Stations" is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Its distinctly "Navy" flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a sailor. W alker is a 2013 graduate of Camden County High School of Kingsland, Ga. C AMPUS NOTES BA CK TO SCHOOL Local resident Jamie L ynne Dill received her pin for medical laboratory technician from Florida State College at Jacksonville on July 25, 2014. Ron AndersonBUICK GMC CHEVROLET464054 SR 200, Yulee(904) 261-6821 F AMILYDENTISTRYFOR ADULTS & CHILDRENMost Insurances Accepted Call For Appointment2 2 6 6 1 1 6 6 8 8 2 2 6 6 Dr. Robert FriedmanA1Aat Baile y Rd. FREEMANWELLDRILLERS, INC. 261-5216Rock & Artesian Wells Pump Installations & Repair 606 S. 6th Street Fernandina Beach, FL32034 904-261-6956542057 Us Hw y 1, Callahan, FL S teve Johnson Automotive 1505 S 14thStr eet Fe r nandina Beach,FL 904-277-9719Proudly Supporting Our Community W W e e l l c c o o m m e e t t o o G G o o d d ' s s H H o o u u s s e e THISSPACEAVAILABLE. CALL261-3696 AND ASKFORANAD-VISOR TO PUTTHISSPACETO WORKFORYOU. SUBSCRIBETODAY! f Bewretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.James 4:9-10 IIt may seem odd that the very first of the beatitudes bestows a blessing on the poor in spirit and promises that the kingdom of heaven is theirs (Matthew 5:3). Should we not seek spiritual riches rather than spiritual poverty? One chapter later we are told to store up treasure in heaven, for "where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (Matthew 6:21). The blessing for the poor in spirit is not meant to denigrate spiritual treasures but rather to elevate the spirit of poverty and humility. Jesus says repeatedly that he did not come to call those who arealready saved, but rather to save the lost. The healthy do not need a doctor, but the sick do. We would do well to re member herethat the scribes and Pharisees were paradigms of virtue, rich in spirit and proud of their piety,but, didn't seem to need or heed Jesus's message. Jesus had vastly more to offer the weeping adulteress who was thrown at His feet than he did to her accusers. And He had more respect for the impoverished widow who humbly put her two small coins in the temple treasury than the wealthy who made a show of putting in larger amounts. God loves the poor, and those who are poor in spirit even more, so we should count it a blessing when we are feeling lowly and humbled. § Blessed are the Poor in Spirit Mr. and Mrs. RandaR R a a n n d d a aDonald and Patricia Randa of Fernandina Beach celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married July 25, 1964, in Menomonee Falls, Wis. She is the former Patricia Roesler. The Randas have a son, David Randa of Fernandina Beach, and two grandchildren. WEDDING ANNIVERSARY SUBMITTED PHOTOSThe Corporate Volunteer Council of the Nassau County Volunteer Center reveals some of the school supplies gathered through its G.O.K.I.D.S. campaign. From left are Wesley Hurlock (VyStar), Iris Berrios (VyStar), Pam Austin (First Federal Savings Bank), Gail Shults (Nassau County Volunteer Center), Tom Keenan (RockTenn) and Carol Cason (CBC Nartional Bank). Not pictured are representatives of Rayonier, First Coast Community Bank and Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. Supply drive collects over $10,000 worthThe Corporate Volunteer Council of the Nassau County Volunteer Center has announced that the 14th annual G.O.K.I.D.S school supply donation campaign, held in July and August, was once again very successful. According to Gail Shults, executive director of the Nassau County Volunteer Center, "G.O.K.I.D.S raised $10,000 worth of actual school supplies all of which was distributed to Nassau County schools for children and families in need. Once again, the people of Nassau County have come through and r esponded to the call to help their neighbors." Over the last 12 years, the G.O.K.I.D.S campaign has raised over $150,000 worth of school supplies for the children of Nassau County. T wenty-five civic and community organizations, businesses and government entities along with hundreds of their volunteers participated in the collection over a six-week period. "G.O.K.I.D.S is a great example of what can be accomplished by partnering business, nonprofit organizations and government agencies," said Shults, "and we are proud of this campaign, and we make sure all donations remain in Nassau County." For information about all of the programs of the Nassau County Volunteer Center, visit or the center's page on Facebook. School supplies collected through the G.O.K.I.D.S. campaign are ready for distribution to students who need them most. BLUEBERRY FIELDS Boys & Girls Clubs Summer Camp programs are all filled with fun and learning for the youngsters who attend; and once in while some adventure is added. Recently, 23 kids from the two local Boys & Girls Clubs took a field trip to The Blueberry Ranch in Yulee. There they discovered the enjoyment and satisfaction of picking blueberries. These blueberries are extra-special, grown without use of any pesticides. After brief instructions from the ranch experts, and monitored by club staff, each youngster set out with a gallon bag, searching for the bluest berries they could find and, of course, tasting berries to make sure they were as good as they looked. Each picker had something special in mind when their bag was filled. Pies, waffles, smoothies, pancakes, muffins and cupcakes topped the list. The kids looked forward to helping create their favorite and to eating it. Letting the children pick blueberries is one way to help them to have a sense of ownership when it comes to their food choice. It was a fun outing. When next summer arrives, perhaps your child should sign up with Boys & Girls Clubs Summer Camp and join in.SUBMITTED PHOTOS J J o o i i n n G G i i r r l l S S c c o o u u t t s sGirl Scouts of Nassau County is seeking girls in grades K-12 to join Girl Scouts. They will have r ecruitments at the Girl Scout Hut at 25 South 13th St. in Fernandina Beach on Aug. 11, 12 and 14 from 4-8 p.m. each night. Come out and find out "What a Girl Can Do in Girl Scouts." They also are looking for adults to lead troops. Please contact 3357571for more information.B B o o y y s s & & G G i i r r l l s s C C l l u u b b s sBoys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County are now open for registration for the 201415 school year. The clubs will open on Aug. 11. Call 4919102 for information and enrollment of your youngster at the Roberts Club on Lime Street in Fernandina Beach, or call 261-1075 for information and enrollment at the Miller Club in Nassauville.Y Y u u l l e e e e r r e e c c r r u u i i t t m m e e n n t tGirl Scouts of Nassau County is seeking girls in grades K-12 to join Girl Scouts. They will hold recruitments at the Miner Road V olunteer Fire Department in Y ulee on Aug. 12 and 14 from 6-8 p.m. each night. Come out and find out "What a Girl Can Do in Girl Scouts!" They also are looking for adults to lead troops. Please contact 3357571 for more information.B B r r i i n n g g a a f f r r i i e e n n d d e e v v e e n n t tGirl Scouts of Nassau County will have a recruitment event at Fernandina Party-and-Play, 1852 Sadler Road in Fernandina Beach, on Aug. 16 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. This is a "Bring a Friend" event and currently r egistered Girl Scouts that bring a friend who registers as a Girl Scout will receive half-price admission for both girls and a "Bring a Friend" patch. All new girls that register as Girl Scouts will receive a wristband good for admission to Party-and-Play on a later date. Call 335-7571 for more information.Y Y H H S S o o p p e e n n h h o o u u s s e eY ulee High School will hold an Open House on Aug. 21 at 6 p.m.D D o o n n a a t t e e y y o o u u r r g g u u i i t t a a r rArts Alive Nassau is excited to report it plans to start a guitar program at Yulee Elementary in September as part of its after-school offerings. To do so, they need donations of acoustic guitars. Perhaps you purchased one with the idea of taking lessons or learning to play and never got around to it. If you have an acoustic guitar and would be willing to donate it to Arts Alive Nassau, they would be most appreciative. Contact them at or 225-0575 during business hours. By donating, you give a young child the opportunity to learn to make music. Arts Alive Nassau is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that provides free afterschool arts classes for children ages 6-10 in Nassau County. JACKSONVILLE The W omen's Services Coalition of Northeast Florida will present an educational forum for individuals who work in, or are interested in, women's services in Northeast Florida. The event will be held on T uesday, Aug. 26 from 9-11 a.m. at WJCT in the Community Room. Cost is $15 for members of the coalition and $20 for nonmembers. Continental breakfast and two CEU's are available for licensed mental health counselors, licensed clinical social workers and nurses and are included in registration cost. For more information or to r egister call (904) 722-3000, ext. 0. Presenters will include: Cheryl Anthony, LMHC, CAP W omen's Center of Jacksonville; Alice Conte, MA, PD, NCC, CAP, private practice and consultant to Gateway Services; and April Liddle, LCSW, therapist, Betty Griffin House, shelter for domestic violence. Panelist will focus on the prevalence of addiction, mental health and violence, as a result of trauma and the typical pathways to treatment. They will address the special challenges of identifying and treating women with addiction, mental health and violence issues and explore current best practices on how agencies can work together to best serve women that are "trapped in the T riangle." The Women's Services Coalition of Northeast Florida is a newly formed coalition of women-serving agencies with a mission "to build capacity of organizations and individuals to better serve women through trauma-informed, genderr esponsive education, collaboration and advocacy." This is the first of two to three training seminars that will be held yearly. Wo mens forum to tackle breaking the triangle


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 9A F RIDAY A UGUST 8, 2014 NEWS News-Leader N OTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT T he Citizen Advisory Task Force (CATF) will hold a public meeting on August 14, 2014 at 2:00 P.M located at:City Hall 204 Ash Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room Fernandina Beach, FL32034I n 2012, the City was awarded $700,000 in CDBG Small Cities Grant funding f rom the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The City is utilizing those f unds to carry out its Rehabilitation and Replacement Housing Program. The City i s not accepting applications for the Program at this time. Interested parties may a ppear at said hearing and be heard as to the advisability of any action, which may b e considered. I N ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE ADA, ANYPERSONS W ITH DISABILITIES REQUIRING ACCOMMODATIONS IN ORDER TO P ARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAM OR ACTIVITYSHOULD CONTACT 3 10-3135 OR THE FLORIDARELAYSERVICE AT711 ATLEAST24 HOURS I N ADVANCE TO REQUESTSUCH ACCOMMODATION. NOTICEe Florida Public Service Commission announces a customer service hearing to be held in the following docket to which all interested persons and parties are invited to attend. Docket No. 140025-EI Application for Rate Increase by Florida Public Utilities Company. DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 5:00 p.m. CDT PLACE: Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center 2740 Pennsylvania Avenue Marianna, FL 32448 e hearing will begin as scheduled and will continue until all witnesses have been heard. If no witnesses are present, the hearing may be adjourned. All persons desiring to present testimony are urged to appear at the beginning of the hearing since the hearing may be adjourned early if no witnesses are present to testify. PURPOSE: To permit members of the public to give testimony regarding the electric rates and service of Florida Public Utilities Company. All witnesses shall be subject to cross-examination at the conclusion of their testimony. Any person requiring accommodations at this hearing because of a physical impairment should call the Oce of the Commission Clerk at 850.413.6770 at least 48 hours prior to the hearing. Any person who is hearing or speech impaired should contact the Commission by using the Florida Relay Service, which can be reached at 800.955.8771. r Gracies Kitchen even brighter place now HEATHER A. PERRY News-Leader ere here because peop le are hungry. Its as simple as that, said Gracies Kitchen c o-coordinator Darrell Heun. Marking four years in S eptember of feeding the hungry in Yulee through the Interfaith Dinner Network at Gracies Kitchen, Heun and wife, Jeanne, and co-coordinator Maryellen Collavo head 13 teams of volunteers who feedf olks in need at the former Yulee Middle School on Pages D airy Road. When local designer Tiffany Hinton of R&E Designs approached them about remodeling their dining room, they were thrilled. It was such a wonderful thought and she did a wonderful job, said Jeanne Heun. H intons company is only a year old, but at the outset, she determined she wanted to perform community service. I wanted to use my gifts and talents to benet others but I wasnt really sure how to make that happen so I created a division called The Rebuild Project and this was the rst project. T he name is based on I saiah 58, which r eads, Youll u se the old rubble of past lives to build anew, rebuild the foundations from out of your past. Youll be known as those who can x anything, restore old ruins, rebuild and renovate, make the community liva ble again. Hinton and her crew of volu nteers cleared out the dining room, gave the entire room a g ood scrubbing, repainted walls, doors and blackboards, hung new curtains, painted donated dining r oom sets and added color ful touches throughout the room. They also washed down t he outer hallway and r epaint e d benches where folks wait b efore dinner, creating a cheerful atmosphere that welcomes those facing various har dships. Guests eat at Gracies Kitchen for a variety of reasons, said Dar r ell Heun. People come her e because t heyre homeless. They come h ere because theyre working two jobs trying to get out of debt. Theres people here with families who have lost their j ob and theyre trying to get back on their feet. During July, volunteers at Gracies Kitchen served more than 1,400 meals. That s a big jump, said Collavo. During the entir e y ear of 2012, we served 3,005 m eals. T he challenge, said the cocoordinators, is nding new resources. Food is purchased through Feeding Northeast Florida and Nourishment Network (for merly Second Harvest). Through donations, we h ave expanded our r efrigera t ion capacity our kitchen workspace and our cooking capacity Thanks to Hintons remode ling donation, the dining room is cheerful and inviting. The enhancements help us get the job done but the fact remains that our nancial and human r esour ces ar e str etched and we must create a wareness for what we do and w hy we do it, said Collavo, w ho estimates that the team can serve nutritious meals for about 43 cents a plate. Donations are handled by the accounting rm of Courson and Stam, LLC, 2398 Sadler Road, FL 32034.D onors are asked to identify t he gift as being for Gracie s K itchen, Inter f aith Dinner Network. A tax-deductible receipt will be sent by mail. Call 261-4620 for information. POLITICS IN BRIEF L L o o w w C C o o u u n n t t r r y y B B o o i i l l The Nassau County Democratic Executive Committee invites all to the annual Low Countr y Boil to be held at 6:30 p .m Satur day, Aug. 16 at the F er nandina Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road. Annette Taddeo, gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crists running mate, will attend, as will the candidates for Attorney General and Secr etar y of Agricultur e. Allison Tant, Floridas Democratic Party Chair, will be the keynote speaker Tickets ($50 eache available fr om DEC members and at party headquarters in Fernandina Beach (261-3364 For information contact CarlaV oisar d at (904 PHOTOS BY HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER Local interior designer Tiffany Hinton welcomes guests through the bright yellow door to the dining room at Gracies Kitchen in Yulee, left. Hintons Rebuild Project, a division of R&E Design, donated time and talents to remodel Gracies Kitchen, a branch of the Interfaith Dinner Network. Right, co-coordinators Darrell and Jeanne Heun and Maryellen Collavo, from left, join Hinton. Guests at Gracies Kitchen will enjoy freshly painted walls, colorful donated dining room sets, bright curtains and cheerful placemats, below. D D i i n n n n e e r r s s c c h h e e d d u u l l e e T he Interfaith Dinner Network serves dinner Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 5-7 p.m. and the second and fth Friday at Gracies Kitchen in the old Yulee Middle School on Pages Dairy Road. To donate or ask about dinner contact Maryellen Collavo at (412


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, AUGUST8, 2014 NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINABEACH, FL ORIDA 10A SUBMITTED PHOTOSAthlete Emma Venerdi catching a wave with assistance from Coach Betsy Harris, top left. Weston Terry and Kristopher Mitchell co mpete in heat four, top right. Jake Martin completes one of his rides in heat two of the competition, above right. Above left, front row from left, are Jake Martin, Alisa DiDomenico, Emma Venerdi, Camaron Revenell, V incent Wolski, Melody Baeza (judge); back row, Bradley Brown (judge), Stephanie Willaford, Phoenix Bridges, Kristopher Mitchel l, Weston Terry and Bobbi Lum (judge).Special Olympic athletes c ompete in inaugural surf competitionNine Nassau County athletes competed in the inaugural Special Olympics County Surfing Competition Saturday. The mid-morning event was held at Main Beach with optimal surf conditions and favorable winds and was the highlight of the morning for family members, friends and spectators present to cheer on the athletes. Saturday's competition provided the athletes an opportunity to demonstrate their acquired surfing skills after successfully completing eight one-hour practice sessions. Athletes competing in this year's event were Phoenix Bridges, Alissa DiDomenico, Jake Martin, Kristopher Mitchell, Camaron Revenell, W eston Terry, Emma Venerdi, Stephanie Willaford and Vincent Wo lski. The athletes' surfing proficiency was due in large part to the skilled instruction and coaching staff of Steve Mehas, Betsy Harris, Freddie Peake, Ivan McMullen, Jack Martin, Matt Bellar and Kirk Mitchell with exceptional assistance from Jonah Harris and David Montgomery. Lifeguarding services have been provided throughout practice and competition by Logan Peake. "The success of Saturday's event was a direct result of our coaching staff, supportive sponsors and volunteers who came out to judge, time, assist in staging and provide moral support and encouragement to each and every athlete," says Kirk Mitchell, co-head coach with Steve Mehas. There were four 10-minute heats with each Special Olympic athlete r equired to catch at least four waves. But this was not a problem as each and every athlete surpassed the minimum four-wave count with a few athletes notching a seven-wave count. Judging Saturday's event were Bobbi Lum of P5 Productions, Melody Baeza of Rayonier and Bradley Brown of Driftwood Surf Shop. Judging was based on five objective, compulsory goals combined with the judge's discretionary score based on maneuvering the board, significant recovery and other creative surfing components. Saturday's extensive equipment and staging set-up could not have been completed without the devoted support of Curtis Hensyl of Rayonier and Tom Christenson, Special Olympics Nassau County director. The team will continue practice sessions Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Main Beach, leading up to the Special Olympics Florida State Surfing Festival scheduled for Sept. 12-13 in Cocoa Beach at the Alan Shepard Memorial Park. All athletes competing in the county event Saturday are eligible to compete at the state level, which is hosted by Ron Jon Surf Shop. Special Olympics Florida Foundation provided Special Olympics Nassau with a grant to purchase three soft-sided surfboards and two Fernandina Beach resident standup paddle boarders made a generous financial donation, enabling the team to purchase a 10 1/2-foot board for larger surfers. For information on becoming involved, contact Kirk Mitchell at Coaches include, front row from left, Matt Bellar, Betsy Harris, Jonah Harris, Jack Martin, David Montgomery and Freddie Peake; back row, Kirk Mitchell, Steve Mehas and Ivan McMullen. SPORTS SHORTSF F B B H H S S c c h h e e e e r r l l e e a a d d i i n n g gFernandina Beach High School will be offering two cheer programs for girls and boys ages of 3-12 (cannot turn 12 before September). Little Pirate Mascots ages 3-11 will cheer one quarter at the high school games. There will be two clinics to learn cheers. Price is $100 plus uniform. Beach Elite for ages 4-12 is a competition program. Cheerleaders will be put on teams based on age and ability. Price is $125 plus uniform and competition fees. Registration will be Aug. 12 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the FBHS cheer building (behind the middle school). Coaches will be available at registration to answer questions.P P o o p p W W a a r r n n e e r r r r e e g g i i s s t t r r a a t t i i o o n nFernandina Beach Pop W arner football and cheerleader registration is now open for the 2014 season. Register online at www. 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. Stop by the Welcome Center at the McArthur Family YMCAon Citrona Drive or email jscott@firstcoastymca. org.G G o o l l f f c c a a m m p p 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 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 R u u g g b b y y 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 USA Rugby League national championship game. The game will be held at the University of North Florida Aug. 23 and early pre-sale tickets are $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 USA Rugby League who are not competing in the National Championship. It will allow those players from Australia, United Kingdom, Papua New Guinea and other nations a chance to compete on behalf of and say thanks to the USA and the teams who have hosted them for the season. The national championship game will then see the Northern Conference champion face the Southern Conference champion to see who is the best Rugby League team in the nation and be crowned 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 worldrenowned HAKAfrom 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 Vi sit national-championship. Stay up to date with the USA Rugby League at www. Like the Axe-men on Facebook at www. JaxAxemen.S S a a i i l l i i n n g g C C l l u u b b m m e e e e t t s sThe Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the first Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic Club at T en Acres. Social hour at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m. Contact Commodore Roger Henderson at (904) 624-2711 or or visit R e e g g i i s s t t e e r r f f o o r r s s o o c c c c e e r rRegister for the Amelia Island Youth Soccer’s fall season at or contact Lee Burchett at Amelia Island Youth Soccer has partnered with Soccer Made In America and the Chicago Blast Soccer Club.S 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.B B a a s s s s m m a a s s t t e e r r s s m m e e e e t tNassau Bassmasters, associated with the Florida Bass Federation, the Bass Federation and the FLW, meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Pig Bar-BQue restaurant in Callahan at 7 p.m. Membership into the club is open to anyone 16 and older. Call Bob Schlag at (912) 729-2282 in Kingsland, Aaron Bell at (904) 545-5092 in Callahan or Tim McCoy at 261-3735 in Fernandina Beach for information.A A u u x x i i l l i i a a r r y y m m e e e e t t s sU.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Amelia Island Flotilla 141, meets the first Thursday in the Amelia Island Lighthouse Cottage, located on O’Hagan Lane on Lighthouse Circle. Call 261-1889 for information.


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 11AFRIDAY, AUGUST8, 2014 SPORTS News-Leader NA TIONAL TOURNEY SUBMITTED PHOTOSPak's Karate Academy of Fernandina Beach had 24 students participate in the 2014 United Tang Soo Do Federation National Championship Tournament in Jacksonville July 19. Students competed in forms and/or sparring divisions. More than 800 competitors from across the U.S. participated. Pictured with their trophies are Jacob Mcbeth, second forms and second sparring; Alex Duncan, second sparring; Ian Head, first forms and third sparring; and Jordan Ankersen, first sparring. Raven Schroeder, second sparring; Charlene Allfrey, first forms and third sparring; Cheyenne Griffin, first sparring; Grayton Dover, second sparring; Cole Dover, third sparring; Aaron Chester, first forms and sparring; Kasen Dubberly, third sparring; Fiona Allfrey, second sparring; Lexi Chester, second sparring; Ashton Eslinger, first sparring; Andrew Burch, first forms; Max Burch, second sparring; Cooper Sines, second forms; Samuel Burch, first forms. Michael Ahl, second forms and sparring; Kevin Patterson, first forms and third sparring; Alexa Clifton, first sparring; Ray Eslinger, first forms and third sparring; Will Frederico, first forms; Sara Frederico, third forms. RECREATION ROUNDUPFERNANDINABEACH P ARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT RECREATION ROUNDUP For information, log onto OPEN ADULTVOLLEYBALLat Peck Gym Tuesdays and Fridays from 7-9 p.m. $2/day city resident, $5 noncity. 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. 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, W ednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m.5:45 p.m. and T uesday and Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., based on court availability. F ALLADULTSOFTBALL LEAGUES’REGISTRATION through Aug. 18. Four leagues offered: Recreational co-ed (ASArules; aluminum bat rule for men; games Mondays); open co-ed (ASA rules; more competitive; games on Tuesdays); men’s (USSSArules; games Thursdays); and women’s (ASA rules; games Thursdays). T eam registration fee $325 (includes a dozen softballs for regular season), due by Aug. 18 at Peck Gym (corner of Elm and South 11th streets). T wo-game refundable forfeit fees ($72 for recreational coed, open co-ed and men’s leagues; $48 for women’s league) due by Sept. 5. Ask about new team discount and individual players’lists recruitment discount. All leagues begin week of Sept. 8. Visit fbflsoftball or call/email Jason at 310-3353; 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 MondayFriday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily/monthly fitness area fees: City residents $3/day; $25/month; $75/four months; $180/12 months. Non-city residents: $5/day; $31/month; $94/four months; $225 12 months. Daily fees and memberships are valid at both fitness areas. PERSONALFITNESS TRAINING available at Atlantic Fitness Room or Peck Gym with Jay Robertson, ISSACertified Personal Fitness Trainer, Perfor-mance Nutritionist, and Specialist in Fitness for the Older Adult. $30 per session, $75/week (3 sessions), $200/month (2 sessions/ week for 4 weeks). Monthly packages include dietary analysis and food program. Call Jay at 904-310-3361 to schedule a free introductory appointment. MAHARAJ TENNIS at Central Park Tennis Courts • August junior clinics’ schedule: Through Aug. 28 (Monday-Thursday): Level 1 (Monday/Wednesday from 33:45 p.m., ages 4-8) and Level 2 (Monday/Wednesday from 3:45-4:30 p.m., ages 610) $48 city residents, $64 non-city. Level 3 (Tuesday/ Thursday from 3:30-4:30 p.m., ages 8-12) $64 city residents, $80 non-city. Level 4 (Tuesday/Thursday from 4:30-6 p.m., ages 9-14) $96 city residents, $120 non-city. Level 5 (Monday/Wednesday from 4:30-6 p.m., ages and up high school and USTA tournament players) $96 city residents, $120 non-city. • Adult clinics (MondayThurs-day and Saturday): Beginner Clinic (2.0-2.5) Mondays from 8-9 a.m. Strokes Clinics Wednesdays from 8-9 a.m. (2.5-3.0) and 9-10:30 a.m. (3.0-3.5). Intermediate Drills Clinics (3.0-3.5) Tuesdays from 89:30 a.m.; Thursdays from 910:30 a.m.; and Saturdays from 9-10:30 a.m. Intermediate/Advanced Drills Clinics (3.5-4.0) Thursdays from 67:30 p.m. Men’s Doubles Clinic (3.5-4.0) Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. Women’s Clinic (3.0-3.5) Tuesdays from 6:15-7:45 p.m. $10/person/hour for 1-hour clinics and $15/person for 1 1/2 hours clinics. Pre-registration required (minimum of 3 persons/clinic). • Private lessons can be scheduled with Head Professional Vishnu Maharaj or an Assistant Professional. $60/hour with Head Professional, $50/hour with Assistant Professional. Customized clinics also available. To register for junior or adult clinics or for more information, email or call 5481472. Schedule and description of clinics available at the Atlantic Center or on the City’s website: Central Park tennis court gate keys can be checked out at the Atlantic Center with a $5 deposit. Deposits are refundable if keys are returned within 1 year. Atlantic Center hours: Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.6:30 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. AQUATICS AQUA1 and DEEP WA TER AEROBICS at Atlantic Pool Aqua 1 (shallow water) classes are Monday-Friday from 10-10:55 a.m. Deep W ater classes (aqua fitness belts required) are MondayFriday from 11-11:55 a.m. (Tuesday/Thursday class will move back to 9-9:55 a.m. Sept. 2). Monthly, 1 class/day: $50 city residents $63 non-city residents. Monthly, 2 classes/day: $60 city residents, $75 non-city. $5/day for one class city residents, $6 non-city. $10/day for two classes city resident, $12 non-city. PRIVATE SWIMMING LESSONS ages 2 adults. 30-minute single session: $20 city resident, $25 noncity. 4-pack: $60 city resident, $75 non-city. 8-pack: $100 city resident, $125 non-city. Schedule lessons at the Atlantic Center. “LEARN TO SWIM” PROGRAM SUMMER SWIMMING LESSONS. Registration now at the Atlantic Center. Levels 1 and 2 (oneweek courses): $40 city residents, $50 non-city. Levels 3 and 4 (two-week courses): $55 city residents, $68 noncity. Morning classes at Atlantic Pool; evening classes at MLK, Jr. Pool. Full schedule available at the Atlantic Center. NOTE: Free evening lessons available to qualified individuals with proper paperwork. Inquire at the Atlantic Center. SCUBACLASSES at Atlantic Pool • DISCOVER SCUBA EXPERIENCE/BUBBLE BLOWERS PROGRAM: A12 hour introductory experience that consists of a short classroom session and trying scuba in our pool with a PADI Instructor. Ages 8 and up. $50/person city residents, $62 non-city. Scheduled at your convenience. • PADI SCUBAOPEN WA TER CERTIFICATION: Private and group instruction available. $275 (additional check-out dive fee). Participants must provide their own masks, snorkels, fins, booties, and weight belts. Ages 10 and up. T raining schedule available at the Atlantic Center. BEACH WHEELCHAIRS can be reserved at the Atlantic Center by paying a refundable $50 deposit. 2 wheelchairs available. Call 310-3350 for availability. INSTRUCTED PROGRAMS KARATE at the Peck Center, 1st Floor Instructors’ Studio. Japanese Shotokan Karate classes with Sensei Jerry Williamson, a 6th degree Shotokan black belt with over 30 years of instruction experience. Improve your fitness level, self-control, and self-image while learning selfdefense. Classes are from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Mondays and 3:30-5 p.m. on Wednesdays. Ages 6 and up. City residents: $40/month. Noncity residents: $45/month. Uniforms available through the instructor. Call Jerry at 753-3605. Register at the Atlantic Center. AIKIDO SELF-DEFENSE at the Peck Center, 1st Floor Instructors’Studio. Be prepared and protect yourself through the gentle, yet powerful martial art of Aikido. Instructor Dan Kelly is a retired U.S. Marshal specializing in witness and dignitary protection, with over 25 years training in Aikido. He is also a certified Defensive Tactics Instructor by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Ga. Classes: T uesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. Ages 14 and up. $50/month city residents, $55 non-city. Call Dan at (904) 400-1498 or email HIGH SCHOOL V arsity Football Aug. 22FIRSTCOAST(KO)7:00 Aug. 29FERNANDINA7:00 Sept. 5POTTER’S HOUSE7:00 Sept. 19at Forrest*7:00 Sept. 26WOLFSON*7:00 Oct. 3PAXON* (HC)7:00 Oct. 10at Ribault*7:00 Oct. 17at Baker County*7:00 Oct. 24BISHOPKENNY* (SR)7:00 Oct. 30at Stanton*7:00 Nov. 7at West Nassau7:30 *District YULEE HIGH SCHOOL Junior Varsity Football Aug. 22FIRSTCOAST(KO)7:00 Aug. 28TRINITYCHRISTIAN6:00 Sept. 4WESTNASSAU6:00 Sept. 11at Wolfson6:00 Sept. 18FERNANDINA6:00 Oct. 2at Camden (ninth gr.)5:00 Oct. 9BAKER COUNTY6:00 Oct. 16BISHOPKENNY6:00 Oct. 23at Fernandina Beach6:00 FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL V arsity Football Aug. 22KOat Lee7:00 Aug. 29at Yulee7:00 Sept. 5at Nease7:00 Sept. 12HILLIARD7:00 Sept. 19EPISCOPAL7:00 Sept. 26MENENDEZ7:00 Oct. 3at Fort White*7:30 Oct. 10WESTNASSAU(HC)7:00 Oct. 17at Taylor County*7:30 Oct. 31MADISON*7:00 *District FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL Junior Varsity Football Aug. 22KO at Lee7:00 Aug. 28at Camden County5:00 Sept. 18at Yulee6:00 Sept. 25at Menendez6:00 Oct. 2BOLLES6:00 Oct. 8at West Nassau6:00 Oct. 16at Hilliard6:00 Oct. 23YULEE6:00 FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL V olleyball Aug. 23Preseason at Bishop Kenny Aug. 26BARTRAM TRAIL5:30/6:30 Aug. 28at West Nassau*5:30/6:30 Sept. 3FLEMING ISLAND5:30/6:30 Sept. 4BISHOPSNYDER5:30/6:30 Sept. 9EPISCOPAL5:30/6:30 Sept. 12-13 at Orlando tourney Sept. 16at Ribault*5:30/6:30 Sept. 18at Fletcher5:30/6:30 Sept. 23YULEE*5:30/6:30 Sept. 25at Orange Park5:30/6:30 Sept. 30JACKSON*5:30/6:30 Oct. 1at Mandarin5:30/6:30 Oct. 3-4 at Bolles tourney Oct. 7BOLLES5:30/6:30 Oct. 9at Raines*5:30/6:30 Oct. 10-11 JV at Bishop Kenny tourney Oct. 14CREEKSIDE5:30/6:30 Oct. 16at Ponte Vedra5:30/6:30 Oct. 20-23 District 4-4Aat WNHS District FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL Cross Country Aug. 23PRESEASON8:00 Sept. 13at Katie Caples Invite5:45 Sept. 20at UF Mountain Dew Open Sept. 27at Alligator Lake Open8:00 Oct. 4at Mustang Invitational7:30 Oct. 9Nassau County4:30 Oct. 18AMELIAINVITATIONAL8:00 Oct. 22District 3-2A Nov. 6Region 1-2 at Pensacola Nov. 15State 2Aat Tallahassee 2014 SCHEDULES


12A F RIDAY A UGUST 8, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK PECK SCHOOL REUNION PHOTOS BY ANGELA DAUGHTRY/NEWS-LEADER James Gowen (Class of omans Club of Fernandina Beach clubhouse for the annual William H. Peck High School Reunion banquet on Friday. Sylvia Horry, Bing Kegler and Lillian Gauthier (all Class of egated but beloved high school. Angelet Gowen and Hazel Williams, both below left, and Annette Spaulding (. William Allen ( in 1927. Peck closed after integration in 1969, and Romeo Morris and Marian Delaney, below right, graduated from FBHS in The city-owned building was added to the h istoric district in 2010.


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F RIDAY A UGUST 8 2014 N EWS -L EADER / F ERNANDINA B EACH F LORIDA B BOARDWALK BASH FOR YMCA The McArthur Family YMCA is partnering with Omni AIP for tonights Boardwalk Bash from 5-8 p.m. at Omnis Spa and Shops, including bounce house s, f ace painting, carnival games, an outdoor movie, live music and foo d and beverages, to benefit the G ive to the Y camp aig n that mak e s programs accessible to all regardless of ability to pay. T he B oardwalk Bash is also supports the I Heart Art event, which will provide kids withar t supplies for enrichment a cti vitie s thr oughout Nassau County. Come with an art supply donation and receive unlimited access to the bounce house and all you can eat popcorn. Additionally, there is no joining fee when y ou sign up for a Y membership. Visit for more information. ALL AB OUT SEA TURTLES W ild Amelia has two programs for aspiring Junior Naturalists on A me lia Island Sea Turtles. The firs t a PowerPoint presentation on sea turtles by Fort Clinch sea turtle volunteer Sandra BakerHinton, followed by a beach walk to check out a tur tle ne st due to hatch at that time is Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Fort Clinch Visitor Center. The second a turtle patrol walk with an A me lia I sland S ea T ur tle Watch volunteer to check for turtle tracks and nest hatchings is at 7 a.m. Aug. 17. Both programs will include required activities or elements of the Junior Naturalist Seashore component. These booklets will be available for purchase ($5 y of the e vent, or purchase ahead at the Atlantic Recreation Center, the Book Loft, Books Plus, Kayak Amelia or Coastal Trader II. T o re g is t er for either or both of the se programs or for more information, email Robyn Nemes at r ob ynneme s@c Once registered, participants will receive additional details about the events. POETRY CANTEEN Fernandina Little Theatres Poetry Canteen, a monthly gathering of people who love poetry, will meet Aug. 12, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at FLT, 1014 B eech St Attendees (poets, people interested in poetry) are encouraged to bring a poem to share: one that speaks to y ou or one you have written. Each selection should not exceed 5 minutes. This is a gatherin g to celebrate the joys and possibilitie s of po e try With Marilyn Wesley and Nola Perez facilitating. Visit DUNE S & TUNE S FE S T T he Dune s & T une s Arts and Music Festival and amateur sand sculpting competition will be held on Aug. 16 at Main Beach. Join the city Parks and Recreation Department and the Sand L overs sculpting team in a competition, held in conjunction with the art and music festival. Registration opens at 11 a.m. and the competition run s fr om noon to 3 p .m. Fee is $10 solo 12 and under, $1 5 solo 1 3 and up and $30 per team. Contact Jay at 310-3361 or jr O F F & O N T HE I SLAND C ELEBRATE 50 YEARSOFTHE W ILDERNESS A CT PAGE 4B UP THE CREEK XPEDITIONS Bingo, a musical & lots of laughs at ACT L INDA MCCLANE For the News-Leader Amelia Community Theatre offers comedy, music and games all rolled into one show when it presents Bingo! The Winning Musical, opening Thursdayo n the main stage. The production is an u pbeat musical comedy with the added attraction of audience participation, as the audience gets to play bingo during the show and even win p rizes. Its written by the musical team of MichaelH eitzman, Ilene Reid and David Holcenberg. In Bingo! The Winning M usical, best friends Vern, H oney and Patsy won t let anything keep them from t heir weekly bingo game, not e ven a terrible storm. Its a special night at the bingo hall, because they are celebrating t he birth of bingo, with a tribT T e e e e n n l l o o c c k k i i n n A melia Community Theatre will hold a lock-in for ages 1318 interested in theater from 7 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. S unday at its Main Stage Theatre, 207 Cedar St. Enjoy workshops on audition preparation, monologues, scene work, c haracter analysis, improvisation, stage make-up and hair design, and how to make it through a dance audition. Also see a film that follows four theater troupes and their journey to the largest high school theater competition in the world. To register or for information email tonidamico @ A$5 fee covers pizza and beverages. Teens may bring individual snacks and should bring a pillow and s leeping bag or bed roll. There will be ample adult supervision. The lock-in program will include a discussion about A CTeen troupe auditions at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at 209 Cedar St. S UBMITTED T he cast of Bingo! The Winning Musical includes, back row, Zoe Stein, Teresa A rnold-Simmons and Richard Williams. Front row are Judy Tipton, Renee Thompson, W endy Gilvey and Catherine Henry. N N a a t t u u r r a a l l W W o o n n d d e e r r s s The work of Theresa Daily will be highlighted at the Blue Door during Saturdays Artrageous Artwalk and the month of August. Theresa is a selftaught artist who utilizes acrylics and watercolors to create her colorful, dreamlike paintings that depict her interpretation of natures beauty through contemporary abstraction. I nspired by the blues of the ocean and skies and the neutrals seen in s hells and sand, Dailys pieces are an expression of her love for God and t hose cr e ations that sur r ound her in everyday life on Amelia Island. Ther e sa and other Blue Door Artists will be in their studios at 203-1/2 Centre St. on Aug. 9 from 5-8 p.m. In addition, the galleries are open every day except Sunday fr om 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. G G a a l l l l e e r r y y C C Gallery C will show new paintings by artist Carol Winner, left, during the Second S aturday Artwalk, Aug. 9 from 5-9 p.m. Also on view will be Winners new jewelry, h andbags, lots of new mixed media angels and other hand-crafted goodies. G aller y C is located at 218-B Ash St. and is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. ever y day closed Wednesday. Call 583-4676. A A r r t t r r e e c c e e p p t t i i o o n n The Island Art Association invites the public to the Nouveau Art Reception on Aug. 9 from 5-7 p.m. This show is themed Quotes From Shakespeare. Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Curator Holly Keris is the judge. Awards will be presenteda t the reception. The show will be at the gallery through Oct. 5 during gallery hours. T he IAA Galler y is located at 18 N. Second St. Call 261-7020 or visit w ww islandar F F e e a a t t u u r r e e d d a a r r t t i i s s t t The Island Ar t Association, 18 N. Second St., Fer n andina Beach, announces that the Ar tist of the Month for August will be exhibiting member Paul Massing. A reception for the artist, and for the Art Nouveau exhibit Quotes from Shakespeare, will be from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 9. A rtist expressions in abstract style by Massing will be featured in the g aller y Ar tist Of The Month section. A special exhibit of Lar ger Than L ife Por t raits by Massing will displayed in the galler ys courtyard as an added attraction for the Second Saturday Art Walk and the events in the IAA Gallery that evening. For information contact the Island Art Association at 261-7020. S S a a p p s s t t o o P P u u l l p p Saps to Pulp, paintings by Eliza Holliday, will be featured Aug. 9-31 at the SanJon Galler y 218 Ash St., downtown Fer n andina Beach. L ocal artist Holliday will show her Stuck Behind the Log Truck p aintings, each a framed original acr ylic in a variety of sizes. An opening r eception will be held during the Second Saturday Artwalk on Aug. 9. For information, contact Eliza Holliday at 556-2517 or Sandra Baker Hinton at the SanJon Gallery at 491-8040. S S e e c c o o n n d d S S a a t t u u r r d d a a y y A A r r t t w w a a l l k k S S e e c c o o n n d d S S a a t t u u r r d d a a y y A A r r t t w w a a l l k k For the News-Leader Youll want to kick off football season with this tailgate. The Gr eat Souther n T a ilgate Cook-of f at Main Beach on Amelia Island starts at 3 p.m. on Friday Aug. 22 and 10 a.m. o n Satur day Aug. 23. A dmission is just $5 and t he event features more than 50 professional and backyard (amateurom across the countr y Each team will prepare a variety of barbecue, including chicken, ribs, pork, brisket, as they compete for mor e than $12,000 in prize m oney and trophies. A rdie Davis, an iconic figure in the barbecue community, founded a sauce contest on his backyar d patio in 1984 that became the American Royal International Barbecue Sauce, Rub Baste contest. He is a char ter member of the K ansas City Barbeque Society a nd an inductee into the KCBSs Hall of Flame. He created this recipe for Susan Hurley director of promotions and special events for the Amelia Island Convention and V isitors Bureau. SUS ANS HOMESTYLE BB Q PULLED PORK PIMENT O CHEESE SLIDERS Makes at least 3 dozen sliders. One 5-1/2 to 6 pound Boston Butt 1 pound of sharp cheddar cheese, grated 8 ounces of Monterey Jack cheese, grated 2 cloves garlic minced 4 ounces chopped pimentos, drained 4 heaping tablespoons of mayonnaise 3 dozen slider buns T o prepare the meat: Smoke pork at 250 to 275 Brisket meets the beach at cookoff SUBMITTED E xpect lots of barbecue at the Great Southern T a ilgate Cookof f set for Aug. 22 and 23 at Main Beach. 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2B F RIDAY A UGUST 8, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK SPECIAL EVENTS Big Red will serve barbecue ribs, potato salad, baked beans and coleslaw for a $10 donation from 5-7 p.m. tonight at American Legion Post 54, 626 S. ThirdS t. T he Mens Auxiliary of VFW Post 4351 will host a Sock Hop Aug. 9. Burgers, fries, coleslaw, apple pie and root beer floats will be served from 5:30-7 p.m. for an $8 donation. Prizes will be awarded for Best Dressed Male and F emale, a Hula Hoop contest and Twist contest. Music by E ddie Carter. For more information call 432-8791. The Newcomers Club of Amelia Island will host its monthly coffee on Aug. 14. W omen interested in joining the club and who reside in N assau County (no matter how long they have lived here) are welcome to attend. For further information c ontact Lucy Bryan at (904 430-0119 or Lcybryn@, or visit T he Amelia Island Genealogical Society will m eet at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at t he Community Room of t he Fernandina Beach Police Department, 1525 Lime St. Guest speaker Peter Mullen will present Memoirsf rom the Bluegrass How I Became a Confederate S oldier, a dialogue in living h istory format reflecting 19th c entury attire, language and correctness. The story of R.M. Heater from Kentucky is based on Heater s own memoir, How I Became a Confederate Soldier, published by Andy Turner, Gatehouse Press, 2013. A s a civilian, Heater was a rrested for treason and offered freedom if he joined the Union A rmy but he refused. He escaped from the Union Army prison, evaded Union patrols and eventually made his way to Tennessee where he joined the Confederate Army. Public welc ome. Billie McCray fiber artist, and April Moseley yoga instructor, invite you to join them for an evening of Y oga & Art, relaxing through meditation andm edium (fiber art on A ug. 22 from 5-8 p.m. at the Peck Center 516 South 10th St., Fernandina Beach. Admission is free, but please bring a canned good for the Barnabas food bank. The fifth annual Great Southern Tailgate Cook-off is Aug. 22-23 at Main Beach i n Fernandina Beach. Sanctioned by the Kansas C ity Barbeque Society, the event includes professional b arbecue competition teams competing for cash prizes. A dmission is $5 per person and the event features free live entertainment, including Beach Street Blues Band and more. F or information, visit The first-ever Amelia Con will be held at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center and the Womans C lub on Sept. 5-7. This event is Amelia I slands anime, comic book, animation, video game, fantas y, sci-fi, and pop culture convention. The day of fun features celebrity and comic book guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, Q&As, films, exhibits and more. Tickets start at $10. For m ore information or to purchase tickets visit www.amelia T he Amelia Island C harity Group will host a N avy Seal Foundation Patriots Day Ladies F ashion Show Luncheon on Sept. 11. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m. at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road. Fashions will be shown from Lori & Lulus. State Rep. J anet Adkins will be the k eynote speaker T ickets are a $25 donation and all proceeds will benefit the Navy Seal Foundation. Online registration is available at: or mail a check payable to theN avy Seal Foundation to P.O. B ox 15698, Fernandina B each, FL 3 2034. Contact Carol Carter with any questions at 261-9193. Registration deadline is Aug. 31. THEATER Rendezvous Festival, formerly the Amelia Island Film Festival, is accepting f ilm submissions for its d ebut International Film and M usic Festival on June 513, 2015 on Amelia Island and American Beach. Submissions are accepted in the following categories: U.S Shorts, U.S Features, U.S Documentaries, International Shorts,I nternational Features, A nimation Shorts and New C ategory Music V i deos. For rules, regulations, submission dates and fees visit www Fernandina Little Theatre announces the start-up of The Readers Troupe for actors interested in performing on stage, but not memorizing their lines. The initial gathering is set for Aug. 9 at 3:15 p.m. at FL T 1014 Beech St., to prepare for a staged reading of a comedy in October. R ehearsals will typically be Monday and Tuesdaye venings, 7:15-8:30 p.m., beginning in September and t hree performances are set for Oct. 3-5. Any questions, contact Kate at fltplay@people For information about FLTactivities or events, visit Amelia Musical P layhouse presents The Art of the Monologue: An Acting Course with Sinda Nichols on Aug. 12, 19, 27 and Sept. 2 from 2-4 p.m. or 6:30-8:30 p.m. The class is limited to 10 a ctors and is open to adults 18 and older with stage and/or c lassroom experience. Actors are encouraged to bring 1to 2-minute monologues. To enroll, email Registration fee is $40. For information email or call N ichols at (910 Amelia Musical Playhouse i s located at 1955 Island Walkway in Fernandina Beach. Amelia Community Theatre will hold auditions for Always a Bridesmaid at 4 p.m. on Aug. 17 at 207 Cedar St. Six women are needed for t his comedy by the playw rights who brought us The D ixie Swim Club. P erformances are in October o n ACTs main stage, and the s how is directed by Linda McClane. For complete character descriptions, visit Call 2616 749 for more information or t o check out a script. F ernandina Little Theatre p resents Dearly Departed, a hilarious comedy about a dysfunctional southern family, opening Aug. 30 at FLT, 1014 Beech St. Performances of this longrunning FLThit are Aug. 30a nd Sept. 2, 4, 5 and 6 at 7 :30 p.m. and A ug. 31 at 4:30 p .m. T ickets are $16.50 for all performances except Sept. 2 tickets are $14. Tickets may be purchased in advance at The UPS Store in the island Publix shopping center. F LTis an intimate performa nce space and patrons are e ncouraged to purchase tick ets in advance to guarantee seating availability V i sit ameli Amelia Community Theatre announces thatt ickets are now on sale for Hair the American T ribal L ove Rock Musical. Performances are Sept. 19 at 8 p.m.; Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. on the main stage at 207 Cedar St. All tickets are $25 and may b e purchased at ameliacom m or by calling 2 61-6749. This landmark musical premiered on Broadway in 1968. The show contains adult language and situations and is rated R. For more information, call 261-6749 or email The Regions Bank Summer Movie Classics Series returns to the Florida Theatre in downtown Jacksonville every Sunday at 2 p.m. until Aug. 31. Aug. 10 will feature Bedknobs and Broomsticks. Not only are the classic movies shown in a historic venue, but the movies are actual 35mm film shown on a 1927 film projector. Tickets are $7.50 each. Visit or call (904 TS. Mrs. Kate Carpenter announces auditions for her newest CD project, Lightning Bug Lullabies. Talented young singers, ages 7-11 are invited to audition in Callahan on Aug. 16. Applications and complete information can be found at www The deadline for applica tions is Aug. 14. Mrs. Kate Carpenter is a performing songwriter from Callahan. Lightning Bug Lullabies is her 11th CD project. Children who are selected for this vocal team will have four rehearsals in Callahan and record in the studio of producer Jamie DeFrates in St. Augustine. MUSE UM One ticket, four pubs, a wealth of historical informa tion about downtown Fernandina and a good time for all. Join the Amelia Island Museum of History Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. to tour four of the town s most popular, notorious or otherwise historic pubs and bars. One ticket will get you one drink at each establishment and an earful of colorful tales about the places you visit as well as those you see along your way It s a great way to see Fernandina and learn about its history. Tickets are $25 per person (must be 21, must show ID tour begins at the historic train depot in downtown Fernandina Beach. Reservations required. Contact Thea at 261-7378, ext.105 or Guests on this tour will learn Amelia Island ghost stories as they tiptoe through dark streets and walk in the footsteps of a bygone era as the past comes alive through the skillful storytelling of your guide. This tour begins at 6 p.m. every Friday like clockwork and lasts about one hour. Meet your guide in the cemetery behind St. Peters Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic Ave. Tickets may be purchased at the Amelia Island Museum of History for $10/adults and $5/students. Contact Thea at 261-7378, ext. 105 or for more information. B B l l u u e e s s c c o o n n c c e e r r t t Jacksonville singer/guitarist Daryl Hance will perform his brand of funky, bluesy, rock and roll music on Aug. 9 at the Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St. Doors open at 8 p.m. a nd show starts at 9 p.m. Admission is free. Hance will perform songs from his new a lbum, Land Of Trembling Earth, due out Aug. 5 on Pine Tar Recordings. Visit Call 491-3332. S S t t a a r r r r y y N N i i g g h h t t s s The Just Jazz Quartet will be the guest performer at the Aug. 16 Starry Nights event a t the waterfront park in downtown St. Marys, Ga., from 6-8 p.m. This family event i s free of charge. Music in the Park is scheduled for Aug. 9 from 6-8 p.m. in the park. For information on either event call (912 4000. R R o o c c k k a a n n d d b b l l u u e e s s The Florida Theatre in downtown J acksonville presents the Third Annual Rock N Blues Fest Tour on Aug. 14 at 8 p.m. T ickets are available from the Florida Theatre ticket Office, located at 128 East Forsyth St. in downtown Jacksonville, 904355-ARTS (2787 B B l l u u e e s s F F e e s s t t i i v v a a l l The fourth annual Amelia Island Blues F estival will return back to the ocean breezes of Main Beach S ept. 121 3. Friday n ight will f eature the Fernandina B each High School Blues in S chool B and u nder the d irection of Johnny R obinson and Roger Hurricane Wilson, 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,B ernard Allison, Ben Prestage and more. For a full line-up of entertainment and to pur c hase tickets, visit or call (404 C C o o u u n n t t r r y y j j a a m m Backwoods Country Jam will be held Sept. 27 at the Callahan Speedway head lined by Justin Moore, ACM 2014 New C ountry Artist of the Year, with Jason Michael C arroll, Jon L angston, A mber DeLaCruz and more. Backwoods Country Jam and its team members willh elp nonprofits i n North F lorida and South Georgia fundraise through ticket sales and involvement in the event. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. Moore takes the stage at 9:30 p.m. The will be food, merchandise and drinks. Tickets are $40 at, GoneG orgeous (Yulee) and Tastys (Fernandina a t July 1-3 (presale t hen July 14 or call (904 D D u u l l c c i i m m e e r r g g r r o o u u p p The Yulee Dulcimers meet the second Saturday of each month at New Vision Congregational Church, 96072 Chester Road, Y ulee. Members play all types of dul cimer music from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Please bring several copies of your favorite music to share. Beginners welcome. For more information call 849-1616. C C o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y b b a a n n d d The Nassau Community Band is an ensemble of amateur musicians, retired and current music educators, even folks that have not played since high school or college. It welcomes all interested persons to join them for rehearsals at 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Yulee Middle School band room, 85439 Miner Road. Email, call band President Chuck Belinski at 277-1257 or search Nassau Community Band on Facebook. M M u u s s i i c c c c r r u u i i s s e e s s Amelia River Cruises Adult BYOB Twilight Tours are held Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $29 per person at 1 North Front St., Fernandina Beach, or call 2619972 or book online at www .ameliarivercruis C C a a s s e e y y s s B B a a r r Caseys Bar, 852426 US 17, Yulee. Call 225-2000. T T h h e e C C o o u u r r t t y y a a r r d d The Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Centre St., John Springer on the piano ThursdaySaturday from 6:30-10 p.m. Call 432-7086. J oin them on Facebook at courtyardpubandeats for information on special events i ncluding appearances by The Usual Suspects with Pam and Davis Turner on Sunday afternoons. You never know who may show up and join in the fun. D D a a v v i i d d s s Davids Restaurant and Lounge, 802 Ash S t., presents Aaron Bing Friday and Saturday nights. Call 904-310-6049. E E m m e e r r a a l l d d G G o o a a t t The Emerald Goat, 96106 Lofton Square, Yulee. Live music. Email F F l l o o r r i i d d a a H H o o u u s s e e F lorida House Inn, 22 S. Third St., hosts Open Mike Night each Thursday from 7:301 0:30 p.m. in the Mermaid Bar hosted by local musician Terry Smith. Musicians perform and the audience gets to hear new talent. Appropriate for the whole family. No cover charge. Call Smith at (904 G G r r e e e e n n T T u u r r t t l l e e T he Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St., presents Vinyl Record Night every Tuesday from 7 -11 p.m. Listen to LPs played on high-end turntables, talk about the medium and purc hase albums. Disc jockeys JG World and J im play an eclectic mix from their personal c ollection of thousands of records. Call 3212 324. H H a a m m m m e e r r h h e e a a d d Hammerhead Beach Bar, 2045 S. Fletcher Ave. Live music. Visit Hammerhead o n Facebook. Contact Bill Childers at b I I n n s s t t a a n n t t G G r r o o o o v v e e The Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence H olmes, Johnny Robinson, Scott Giddons and Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday night at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Dress is casual. For information call Holmes at 556-6772. P P a a b b l l o o s s P ablos, 12 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach, hosts a jazz jam from 7-10 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month. Musicians may sit in for one song or the whole night. Join the mailing list by emailing P P a a l l a a c c e e S S a a l l o o o o n n T he Palace Saloon, 1 17 Centre St., pres e nts live music. Call 491-8999. Join them on F acebook or visit www S S a a l l t t y y P P e e l l i i c c a a n n The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill, 12 N. Front St., live music Thursday through Sunday Call 277-3811, or visit The Salty Pelican Bar and Grill on Facebook. S S a a n n d d y y B B o o t t t t o o m m s s S andy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910 Atlantic 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. V isit S S e e a a b b r r e e e e z z e e S eabreeze Sports Bar, in the Days Inn on S adler Road, live music. S S h h e e f f f f i i e e l l d d s s Sheffields at The Palace, 117 Centre St., presents late night dance mixes on Fridays with DJ Refresh and Saturdays with DJ 007, and Ladies Night with Gary Ross from 6-10 p.m. W ednesdays. Starting July 24, S heffields will host a weekly country night on Thursdays with a dance floor and country music DJ. Call 491-8999. Join them on Facebook or visit S S l l i i d d e e r r s s Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher Ave., live music in the tiki bar 6-10 p.m. nightly and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, reggae Wednesdays with Pili Pili; The Macy s in the lounge Friday and Saturdays 6-10 p.m.; shag dancing Sundays from 4-7 p.m.; music nightly 9 p.m.-1 a.m. in the Breakers Lounge. Call 277-6652. Visit www Join Sliders on Facebook and Twitter. T T h h e e S S u u r r f f The Surf Restaurant & Bar, 3199 S. Fletcher Ave., presents karaoke on the deck, Mondays at 7 p.m. and live music on the deck from 6-10 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Call 261-5711 or email Join them on Facebook and check out the entertainment calendar at www Submit items and updates for this calendar to Assistant Editor Sin Perry at M USIC NOTES Fill in the squares so that ea ch r o w c olumn and 3-by-3 box c ont ain the numbers 1 through 9. Solution will appear in the W edne sda y B-section. Wednesday, August 6 Solution O UTAND A BOUT APUBLICSERVICEANNOUNCMENT BYTHENEWS-LEADER


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK R ELIGION 3B F R IDAY A U GUST 8, 2014/News-Leader 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 Sunday School 9:45 am S unday Evening 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm W ednesday Children 6:30 pm Wednesday OverflowYouth 6:30 pm Nursery Provided For All ServicesYulee, FL32097w ww.Yuleebaptistchurch.comULEE85971 Harts Rd.Y BCAPTISTVisitors Always Welcome!904 HURCH In the Heart of Fernandina9N.6thStreetDr.Wain WesberrySenior Pastor D r.Doug GanyoAssociate PastorWorship 8:30 & 11 am Sunday School 9:50 amNursery Children Youth Adults St. Peters Episcopal Church Welcomes You!Located at the corner of 8th &Atlantic 8:30 am Holy Eucharist 9:15 am Breakfast 10:amHoly Eucharist 2nd Sunday of the month 6:00pmBeach Holy Eucharist atMain Beach 4th Sunday of the month 6:00pm Celtic Service904-261-4293www.stpeterparish.ort BLACKROCKBAPTISTCHURCH96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee261-6220 John KasperPASTORSunday Morning Worship Service -10:30 amSunday School 9:15 am Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 7:00 pm Nursery Provided www Sunday Services 9:15 & 11:15 a.m. (904)277-4414www.ameliachapel.comAmelia Plantation / Omni Resort 36Bowman Road Pastor Ted SchroderYou are welcome here! 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 WHERE FAITH EMBODIES HEART, MIND & SOUL ENew Vision Congregational Church,U U C C C CWorship Sundays at 10:00 am96074 Chester Road in YuleeN ewVisionCongregationalChurch.org904-225-0539C C r r e e a a t t i i v v e e l l y y S S p p i i r r i i t t u u a a l l FIRS TMISSION AR Y B APTIS TC HUR C H 20South Ninth Street 261-4907 Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., PastorThe Church inthe Heart of the City With the Desire to be in the Heart of All PeopleSunday New Members Class 9 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Noon-day Prayer Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m. Ministries: Bus & Van, Couples, Singles, Youth A A d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e Y Y o o u u r r C C h h u u r r c c h h H H e e r r e e !T To o a a d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e i i n n t t h h e e C C h h u u r r c c h h D D i i r r e e c c t t o o r r y y ; ; c c a a l l l l t t h h e e N N e e w w s s L L e e a a d d e e r r a a t t2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 9 9 6 6 FIVE POINTS BAPTISTCome Experience the Joy of Worship & Service Psalm 100Rev. FRANK CAMAROTTI, PastorS S u u n n d d a a y y S S c c h h o o o o l l . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 9 : : 4 4 5 5 a a m m W W o o r r s s h h i i p p S S e e r r v v i i c c e e . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 1 1 : : 0 0 0 0 a a m m E E v v e e n n i i n n g g W W o o r r s s h h i i p p . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 6 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y N N i i g g h h t t S S u u p p p p e e r r . . . . . . . 6 6 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m E E n n c c o o u u n n t t e e r r Y Y o o u u t t h h G G r r o o u u p p . . 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p m m 8 8 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y P P r r a a y y e e r r S S e e r r v v i i c c e e . . . . . . 7 7 : : 0 0 0 0 p p m m7 7 3 3 6 6 B B o o n n n n i i e e v v i i e e w w R R o o a a d d 9 9 0 0 4 4 2 2 6 6 1 1 4 4 6 6 1 1 5 5 N N u u r r s s e e r r y y p p r r o o v v i i d d e e d dW W o o r r s s h h i i p p I I n n J J o o y y . c c o o m mF F i i n n d d u u s s o o n n F F a a c c e e b b o o o o k k : : F F i i v v e e P P o o i i n n t t s s B B a a p p t t i i s s t t E E n n c c o o u u n n t t e e r r Y Y o o u u t t h h YULEE UNITED METHODIST CHURCHPlease join us forSUNDAYSERVICES:Adult Sunday School 9:30AM Worship 11 AM Childrens Church 11:00 AMA1A&Christian Way, Yulee225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward Sunday School . . . . . . .10am Sunday Morning Service . . .11am Sunday Evening Service . . . .6pm Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer..7pmPastor Adolfo Del Rio 820 S. 14th Street, F.B.BBCFB.COM (904Independent; Fundamental; Traditional HymnsBible Baptist Church A A d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e Y Y o o u u r r C C h h u u r r c c h h H H e e r r e e !T T o 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 eN Ne e w w s s -L Le e a a d d e e r r a a t t2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 6 6 9 9 6 6 Sunday Services 9:15 & 11:15 a.m.Pastor Ted Schroder Amelia Plantation Chapel36 Bowman Road Amelia 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: 261-9527Where heart & mind meet Christ in love & service Judge me not Matthew 7:1 states, Judge not, that ye be not j udged. Jesus was the one who said it. He was the one who lived it. This verse is well known all a round the world. It is simple and straightforward. It is clear and concise. So why do we mess it up so b adly? Have you ever had second thoughts about how much money to tithe at church? We might hesitate not based on our financial situation, but because we may have doubts on how that money will be s pent. At the end of service on Sunday morning, the pastor calls people down to receive prayer. H ave you ever thought about what those people may have gotten into during the week in which t hey need extra prayer? Judgment of others is not isolated to church. We may judge the cashier at the supermarket, the guy walking down the street, people on Facebook, co-workers and members of our own family. Judgment knows no race or reli-g ion. It knows no bounds. Judgment takes very little e ffort and comes so easily. It is simply allowing a thought to e nter our mind. It is simple but the effects can be devastating. It can lead to broken relationships, wounded self-esteem and isolation. Judgment from others hurts so much that I find myself wanting to be isolated more and more. I want to say forget about love your neighbor as yourself. I want people to just go away. But then Satan would win. So I turn to Jesus. J esus loved and continues to love. He loved e ver ybody and showed it through His actions on a d aily basis. He also showed it during the most difficult of circumstances. Jesus came to save the world, not to condemn it. This didn t mean He didnt call people outo n their sins but He d id it with love. W e l ove our children and because we do, we put great effort in guiding and teaching them. This lets them know how much we love them. This is exactly what Jesus did all those years ago and if we let Him, this is what He can do for us today M y wife is my best friend. One of the best t hings about our r elationship is that she calls me o ut on my issues. This might sound like an odd thing to love about my wife but its the truth. I have issues, lots of them. I dont enjoy having issues. Pride will tell me that they are no big deal and that other people have much bigger issues; but deep down I know I need lots of work. I want to be better. I want to grow as a person. My wifeh elps me with this and the best thing is that she d oes it out of love. She encourages me to over c ome my issues with the help fr o m Jesus so that they stop being issues. As great as she is, Jesus is the best. His love is simply amazing. It is encouraging beyond description. There has been one consistent pattern I have noticed when meeting and getting to know people. The closer relationship they have with Jesus, the more love they share. I dont mean a fake love.And I don t mean a super ficial r elationship with J esus. I mean the type of r elationship wher e the person knows how flawed they are and how much they need Jesus. They learned to trust Jesus each step of the way. Being humble will bring you closer to Jesus. And then Jesus brings the love. Lots of it! It is simple and straightfor ward. It is clear and concise. Judgment or love it s your choice. Rick Castellani lives in Fer n andina with his wife Jill and two childr en. He and Jill recently started V ictorious Learning, a God-centered agency that provides in-home services to children with autism and youth with behavioral concerns. Rick recently self-published a book entitled V ictor y Over Lifes Hurdles. R ickCas t ellani@y ahoo .com RELIGION NOTES M M e e n n s s i i t t e e m m s s n n e e e e d d e e d d S alvation Army Hope House is currently in need of thin mens clothing sizes 32-36 pants and shorts especially, along with any size casual shirts. In addition, they also need: 1) Breakfast items and crackers 2) Canned fruit, corn and green beans 3) Canned meat 4) Pastas, sauces, b oxed meals and macaroni & cheese 5) Canned meats, baked or dried beans 6) Laundry and dish washing detergent. Please bring your donations to 410 S. Ninth St., at the corner of Ninth and Date streets. F F a a m m i i l l y y d d a a y y F riendship Baptist Church on Miner Road in Yulee will hold its Family and Friends Day at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10. The preacher will be the Rev. Joseph James. For more information call Bernice Walker at 225-5627. 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 M aj. Thomas McWilliams, area commander, will share the Gospel message at the Salvation Army Hope House Tuesday Worship Service on Aug. 12 at n oon. For more information, call 3 21-0435 or stop by the Hope H ouse, located at 410 S. Ninth St. R R e e v v i i v v a a l l First Baptist Church of Yulee, the Rev. William Goode, Jr., pastor, will host a three-night revival a t 7:30 p.m. nightly, Aug. 13-15. T he evangelist will be the Rev. C .D. Roberts, pastor of the Elim Baptist Church of Augusta, Ga. Everyone is invited to come out and worship. For more information contact Chairman Deacon LawrenceW illiam at 261-6236 or Sister L aura Rhodes at 225-5226. C C o o n n c c e e r r t t Maria Montez Jacobs, an aspiring artist who recently released an album under TMG, will perform in a concert on Aug. 14 at Trumpet in Zion Fellowship, 6007 Seaboar d A ve., J acksonville. Admission is free. T he concert starts at 7:30 p.m. P r e view songs fr om the album All of Me on iT u nes. H H o o m m e e c c o o m m i i n n g g P rince Chapel A.M.E. Church, Hendricks Road in Nassauville, invites you and your church family to attend its annual Homecoming Service Celebration at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17. All are welcome. The Rev. Godfrey Taylor, pastor, Bro. Charles L. Albert, Pro Tem. M M e e n n s s c c o o n n f f e e r r e e n n c c e e Men throughout North Florida are invited to attend an all-day conference sponsored by the Diocese of St. Augustines Center for Family Life, on Aug. 23 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at the Wyndham Riverwalk in J acksonville. Speakers include prominent Catholic personalities: Father Larry Richards, founder and president of The Reason for our Hope Foundation; Jesuit Father Mitch Pacwa, TV and radio host on Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN o f Ignatius Productions; Doug Barry, founder of RADIX, whose mission is to encourage and inspire people to recognize our God-given gifts, and Bishop F elipe J. Estevez of the Diocese o f St. Augustine will star t off the d ay celebrating Mass. The conference is open to all men of high school age and older. In addition to Mass, confession will be offered throughout the day. Cost includes lunch and is $40 until Aug. 10 and $50 b eginning Aug. 11. For informat ion call Deacon Larry Geinosky, ( 904) 551-2619. R R C C I I A A i i s s i i t t f f o o r r y y o o u u ? ? If you are interested in becoming Catholic or are a Catholic who would like tor eceive the Sacraments of E ucharist and/or Confirmation, t he Rite of Christian Initiation of A dults at St. Michael s Catholic Chur c h on T u esdays, fr om 6:458:15 p.m., starting on Aug. 26. For more information, call 2613472. P P r r i i n n c c e e o o f f P P e e a a c c e e P rince of Peace Lutheran C hurch, 2600 Atlantic Ave., a cr o ss fr om For t Clinch, holds a ser v ice of traditional worship and communion on Sundays at 9 a.m. Childrens Sunday School and Adult Bible Study are at 10:15 a.m. and praise worship a nd communion at 11 a.m. The Rev. Ida E. Iverson is pastor. P P l l a a y y g g r r o o u u p p M om, me Playgroup for moms and infants-preschoolers meets every Thursday morning in Noahs Place at First Presbyterian Church, 9 N. Sixth S t. in downtown Fernandina Beach. Noahs Place is open f rom 9 a.m.-noon for moms to gather, socialize and network w hile children grow and learn through play and interaction. All are welcome. If you have questions, call the church office at 261-3837 or visit www.first-presb B B i i b b l l e e s s t t u u d d y y Yulee United Methodist C hurch announces a summer adult Bible study class on the Book of Romans at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, taught by Linda Jones. Phone 225-0231. S S u u m m m m e e r r h h o o u u r r s s St. Peters Episcopal Churchs summertime schedule is Sundays, 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist; 9:15 a.m. breakfast; a nd 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist. The s econd Sunday of each month at 6 p.m., Holy Eucharist is held at Main Beach. The fourth Sunday of the month featur e s a Celtic service at 6 p.m. at the church, 801 Atlantic Ave.. G G r r u u b b a a n n d d G G o o s s p p e e l l A Bible-based prayer service w ith fr ee breakfast offers food f or the body and the soul at 8:30 a.m. every Sunday at The Barn in Y u lee, 850918 US 17, one block nor th of A1A at Pages Dairy Road. Call 477-7268. V V o o l l u u n n t t e e e e r r s s n n e e e e d d e e d d T he Drop in Center is looki ng for volunteers for Tuesdays a nd Wednesdays (9 a.m.-1 p.m. The center serves people experiencing homelessness and those at high risk for homelessness. Services include showers and laundr y facilities, a mailing address, phone and computer u se, and assistance in acquiring needed documents and referrals to local providers. The center is located at the Fernandina Beach Church of Christ at the corner of 1 4th and Jasmine streets. To volunteer or request furt her 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 The all-volunteer Yulee Interfaith Dinner Network needs the communitys help to continu e to provide hot, healthy meals to adults and children experienci ng hunger in our community. Just $25 provides enough meat t o serve a hot meal to 50 people. To help, contact the network at, 556-2496, or send donations to The Coalition for the Homeless, P.O. B ox 16123, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035. Please put YIDN in t he 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 Elm Street Church of God, 502 South 11th St., Fernandina Beach, Pastor Bishop Jimmy Campbell, holds Sunday School at 10 a.m., Morning Worship at 11 a.m., Bible Study Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and prayer Monday through Friday at noon. Call 261-7194. T T r r a a n n s s p p o o r r t t p p r r o o j j e e c c t t A pr oject to fabricate metal p arts used to manufacture threewheeled, hand-cranked carts is ongoing at a workshop spon sored by Memorial United Methodist Church. The vehicles, called Personal Energy Transportation, or PETs, are f ully assembled at Penney F ar ms near Green Cove Springs a nd shipped throughout the world to victims of polio, land mines and other injuries. The workshop operates Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Call Jack at 5578218. E E n n g g l l i i s s h h c c l l a a s s s s e e s s F irst Assembly of God, 302 South 14th St., Fernandina Beach, hosts fr e e English class es for Spanish speaking people on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. For infor mation contact Anna Sahlman at 403-1982 or call 2616 448. VICTORY C ORNER R ick Castellani Judgment takes very little e ffort and comes so easily. D D i i n n n n e e r r n n e e t t w w o o r r k k s s The Inter f aith Dinner Network pr ovides a hot, nutritious dinner four nights a week at the Salvation Ar my Hope House, Ninth and Date streets, for the islands homeless and needy. The IDN comprises 11l ocal churches. The group is looking for more churches that would like to serve dinners one night a month. Small churches can partner with others. Call Ailene Wood at 4914900 for information. The Yulee Interfaith Dinner Network, sponsor ed by the Coalition for the Homeless of Nassau County, serves a healthy dinner to anyone in need every Tuesday andT hursday from 5-7 p.m. The Y ulee IDN is located behind t he Old Yulee Middle School, at US 17 and Pages Dairy Road. Look for the banner and signs. For information or to volunteer call 556-2496 or visit their website, www Y Y B B C C p p a a n n t t r r y y Y ulee Baptist Church Food Pantr y, 85971 Harts Road in Y ulee, is open to ever y one to assist with food needs. Hours are Mondays from 1-4 p.m. For infor mation call 225-5128. E E m m e e r r g g e e n n c c y y p p a a n n t t r r y y O Neal Memorial Baptist C hurch, 474257 SR 200 East, offers an emergency food pantry for families and individuals in crisis. No income eligibility r equired. For assistance call 277-2606 or 261-4186. F F o o o o d d d d o o n n a a t t i i o o n n s s T he Fernandina Beach C hurch of Christ is collecting items for people in need. A bar r e l is located at Amelia Island Storage for donations. Canned, dry and boxed food as well as personal items such as soap, toothbrushes,t oothpaste, etc., are needed. C all 261-9760 for mor e inform ation. F F o o o o d d b b a a n n k k The Yulee United Methodist Chur ch Food Bank, 86003 Christian W ay, is available to anyone in need, Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to n oon. O ther times please call for an appointment at 225-5381. F OOD HELP


4B F RIDAY A UGUST 8, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK S S u u m m m m e e r r F F l l o o w w e e r r s s T he Plantation ArtistsGuild and Gallery presents Summer F lowers, a membersshow in a special show corner, through Aug. 9. See floral works by gallery members. The gallery is located at 94 A melia V i llage Circle at the Spa & Shops of Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. Hours are Tuesday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 432-1750. Y Y o o u u t t h h a a r r t t c c l l a a s s s s e e s s Y outh art classes will be held at the Island Art Association E ducational Center on Aug. 30, including Childrens Art for ages 6-9, 10-11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.12:15 p.m.; and Middle School A rt for ages 10-13, 1-2:15 p.m. Classes are led by Diane Hamburg. Pre-register at the Island Art Association Gallery, 18 N. Second St., 261-7020. W W i i l l d d l l i i f f e e e e x x h h i i b b i i t t T he sixth annua l St. Augustine Nature and Wildlife Exhibit takes place through Aug. 31 at the St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St., St. Augustine. Fernandina B each artist Theogenes Jose Garcia-Luina is featured in the juried show For information contact tegalagent@ The gallery is closed on Mondays. C C h h i i l l d d r r e e n n s s e e x x h h i i b b i i t t The Amelia Island Plantation ArtistsGuild & Gallery presents Progeny, a childrens art exhibit, Aug. 12-Sept. 20. The paintings and drawings installed in the corner gallery will be from the gallery memberschildren, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. This collection will hang for only a limited time so be sure to take a look at the original works of art from budding young artists. The gallery is located at 94 Amelia Village Circle at the Omni Spa & Shops. Hours are Tuesdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. S S o o l l o o e e x x h h i i b b i i t t Fernandina Beach artist Julianne French is holding her first solo art exhibition, Ruin, at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 101 West 1st St., Jacksonville. Twenty-three of her charcoal and ink drawings of ancient and modern architecture will be on display until Aug. 29. Museum admission is free and hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. French investigates architectural design and how designs from specific cultures and periods can convey uni versal meaning. She teaches Humanities, Art History, Literature and the Arts and Art Appreciation to gifted students in grades nine through 12 at Fernandina Beach High School. French s work may also be viewed at AR T WORKS ute to its founder. When the storm knocks the power out, they recall a similar night 15 years ago that destroyed a friendship. As the show continues and the bingo numbers are called, the audience learns about the women s bingo superstitions and the strange rituals they follow, and their fierce competitions and rivalries. Will love blossom between Honey and Sam, the bingo caller? Will long lost friends reunite? Will the person next to you in the audience shout out bingo befor e you do? Local businesses have joined ACT in having fun with bingo. Half Time Sports Bar held a bingo night and Amelia River Cr uises is of fering bingo river cr uises on Wednesdays through Aug. 27 where passengers can play a special environmental bingo, joined by some of the theater s cast or crew volunteers. Call 261-9972 for cruise information. The cast of Bingo! The Winning Musical includes Wendy Gilvey, Catherine Henry, Teresa ArnoldSimmons, Zoe Stein, Renee Thompson, Judy T ipton, and Richard Williams. The show is directed by Jennifer Webber, with Diane Demeranville and Lynn Arizzi as musical directors. Per for mances ar e at 8 p.m. on Aug. 14-16, 21-23, 27-30 and at 2 p.m. on Aug. 24. The opening night audience on Aug. 14 is tr eated to a pr e-show par ty that begins at 7 p.m. Adult tickets are $20 and student tickets through high school are $10. The show is rated PG-13. Tickets are available at or at 261-6749. B ING O Continued fr om 1B d egrees for 8 to 10 hours until pull-apart tender. I used soaked and drained pecan apple wood chips with a hardwood charcoal/briquet combo. T o make homemade pimento cheese: Stir together sharp cheddar and Monter r ey Jack cheeses, garlic, chopped p imentos and mayonnaise in a lar ge glass b owl. T o build the sliders: When your smoked butt has rested 45 minutes, remove the bone and pull the meat. Put a heaping tablespoon of pimento cheese on the bottom of each slider bun, top the cheese with about two tablespoons of pulled pork and add the bun top. I f you are planning your own tailgate, t he Great Southern Cook-off team recommends that you pack your cooler like a pro: chill everything first, especially perishable items and adult beverages, and put them on the bottom of your clean cooler. Add a layer of ice to cover, top with bagged items and those in containers, packing it all full so no war m air has a chance to sneak in. P rep steps you can take care of the night b efore include slicing and packing toppings, shaping and packing burger patties in wax paper, and marinating kebabs. Of course, the easiest and most enjoy able way to enjoy the best of the grill is to visit Amelia Island for the event, which features live entertainment from crowd-pleasing bands including The Dirt FloorK rackers, Swingin Medallions, RockIt Fly and the local Beech Street Blues Band. Attendees at the Gr eat Souther n Tailgate Cook-off can purchase food and drink from various vendors and also enjoy the VIP Pig Pub with shaded tables and bar seating, fans, cold beverages, and a great view of the stage. (There is a $5 per day cover charge and guests must be 21 years of age or older to enter the VIP Pig Pub.) For information visit www.gstailgatecookof, www and the Amelia Island and Great Southern T ailgate Cook-of f on Facebook. BBQ Continued from 1B Hot bands a nd tasty b arbecue g o together at the Great Southern Tailgate Cookof f, set for Aug. 22 and 23a t Main Beach in Fer n andina Beach. SUBMITTED PHOTOS Cumberland, Okefenokee celebrate Wilderness Act For the News-Leader C umberland Island N ational Seashore and Okefenokee National Wildlife R efuge announced plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Wilderness Preservation Act by sponsoring two weekend Wildernesse vents in partnership with Okefenokee Adventures and Up the Creek Xpeditions. Over the course of two S eptember weekends, Sept. 13-14 and 20-21, the public can join NPS, FWS and expert guides from each outfitter company and explore the congressionally designated Wilderness of each area. Group size will be limited for each outing and registration w ill be required. In 1964, the United States Congress passed the National Wilderness Preservation Act, almost by unanimous vote. Today nearly five percent of the U.S., more than 109.5 million acres in 757 areas in 44 of the 50 states and Puerto Rico, i s designated Wilderness. The goal of the Wilderness Act in 1964, and today, is to p rotect an area of undevelo ped federal land retaining its p rimeval character and ... with t he imprint of mans work subs tantially unnoticeable; ... has o utstanding oppor t unities for solitude or a primitive and unconfined type of recreation;... and may also contain ecological, geological, or other features of scientific, e ducational, or historical value. Southeast Georgia is home to two unique and large east coast Wilderness areas, Okefenokee Wilderness and Cumberland Island Wilderness. These two areas are often best explored by c anoe and kayak and as a tribute to the 50th anniversary, the agencies will host two joint celebrations. Sept. 13-15 will be a Wilderness Weekend paddle, starting at the Folkston entrance of the Okefenokee NWR on Saturday, Sept. 13. G uides will take participants through the tree dotted marshes of Chesser Prairie, looking for fall flowers and enjoying birding on this 8-mile paddle to overnight at the Coffee Bay camping platform in the middle of the vast Okefenokee. S unday morning will be a return paddle to the boat basin. Participants will then pack up and travel to Crooked River State Park for leg two of the weekend. Sunday afternoon, Sept. 14, the partici-p ants will meet the guides from Up the Creek Xpeditions at Crooked River State Park for the 8-mile paddle to the Plum Orchard Dock on Cumberland Island. Once camp is set, hikes t hrough the island to the beach await. Return trip to C rooked River will be Monday morning. If participating in both expeditions the cost is $500 total per person. O therwise the cost will be $280 if registering for just oneo f the trips. R egistration for the O kefenokee trip will be made t hrough Okefenokee A dventur e s by calling (912 496-7156; registration for the Cumberland Island trip will be made thr ough Up the Creek Xpeditions by calling (912 882-0911 or submitting a booking request at w Price includes boat rental ( canoes at Okefenokee and k ayaks at Cumberland I sland), camping gear (except s leeping bags for the C umberland Island trip) and meals. Prices will increase to $270 per person for each leg of the trip if r eservations are made after Aug. 28 ($300 if registering for just one of the trips). S ept. 21 and 22 are Wilderness day trip paddlee xcursions. Spend the day e xploring each Wilderness a rea with expert guides and W ilderness staff from the P ark and Refuge. Sept. 21 will focus on Okefenokee NWR and Sept. 22 will focus on Cumberland Island. Each trip is $75 per person for the dual experience ($85 if registering f or just one of the trips) if registration is completed before Aug. 28. Each trip is expected to last 6-8 hours and includes gear rental and snacks. Trip prices increase to $85 per person per trip after Aug. 28 ($100 if registering for just one of the trips). C umberland Island is the largest barrier island off the coast of Georgia, encompassing more than 36,000 acres of maritime forests, salt marsh and beaches. The island is also home to over 9,800 acres of congressionally designated Wilderness. The islands natur al and cultural resources provide a rich and diverse habitat for wildlife and offer a glimpse into the long history of coastal Georgia. The Seashore is accessible by foot only, passenger ferry from the community of St. Marys, Ga. The Suwannee Canal R ecreation Area (East Entrance) to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is the primary entrance managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and is located 11 miles southwest ofF olkston, Ga., off Hwy 121/23. The Okefenokee is home to over 354,000 acres of Wilderness. The refuge is open daily and offers a variety of opportunities for the visiting public. C all (912 the refuge website at w for hours of operation, events, JOY CAMPBELL/OKEFENOKEE ADVENTURES Okefenokee wilderness camping, above. NL/PLA


HOME & GARDEN BRIEFS CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK H OMES 5B F R IDAY A U GUST 8, 2014/News-Leader T T i i m m b b e e r r p p r r o o g g r r a a m m Attention timber owners: H ave you ever seen these symbols on a pack of paper napkins or computer paper, or on a sign in front of someones pines? Each of these symbolize different forest certification p rograms that are growing in popularity and demand. Are y ou interested in learning about these voluntary forest certification workshops for your own timber? Join a workshop on Aug. 14 at the Nassau County Extension office. Registration s tarts at 9 a.m. and the workshop runs through 3 p.m. Fee o f $15 covers the cost of materials and lunch, which will be p rovided. G uest speakers from the U niversity of Florida, the F lorida Forest Service and f orest certification organizations will be there to teach you what you need to know to have a certified forest and to m arket your timber. Call the c ounty Extension Service at 8 79-1019 soon to register. C C a a n n s s n n e e e e d d e e d d M aster Gardeners need your empty vegetable or fruit cans for a gar dening workshop they will be conducting soon. Can sizes should be 22 ounces to 55 ounces. Think of baked bean cans (55 ounceso r the large cans of fruit (31 o unces). Empty, rinsed cans c an be dr o pped of f at the Y ulee Extension office. A donation will qualify you for a drawing to win a Bean Can Bee House. For more information call the Extension Office at 879-1019. W W h h i i t t e e O O a a k k t t o o u u r r J oin Amelia T r ee Conservancy for a guided wildlife tour of the White Oak Plantation Conservation Center for an up-close experience with exotic animals. In addition, visit the Big GameR oom Complex and B ar yshnikov Dance Studio a nd enjoy a gour m et lunch eon. The event is Friday, Oct. 24 fr om 10 a.m. until ar o und 1:30 p.m. The cost is $145/person, of which a small portion will support future ATC tree plantings, preserva-t ion and education outreach. S uppor t the pr eser vation o f Amelia Island s maritime canopy and also the conservation of threatened and endangered animals. Go to www. for information and to download a s ign-up form. For questions email ATC at info@ameliat Completed form and check must be received by Aug. 25. B B e e e e h h o o u u s s e e c c l l a a s s s s On Oct. 3 from 10-11:30 a.m. County Extension Director/Horticulture Agent Rebecca Jordi will conduct as ession on the importance of pollinators in your garden. L earn different kinds of pollin ation and the primary pollin ators: butterflies, beetles and bees. You will also learn how to attract Mason bees. The session is free, however if youd like to make & take bee houses for your yard, the cost is $10 for supplies. You w ill make one bean can bee h ouse and one wood hotel b ee house. Download the registration form at Completed for m and your check for the (optional oject can be dropped of at either the Callahan Extension office the Yulee Extension office (letter dr op available). Make c hecks payable to Nassau County Extension. Registration is r e quir e d by Sept. 24. For infor mation call 879-1019. M M o o s s q q u u i i t t o o p p r r o o g g r r a a m m On Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. until noon, Nassau Extension is hosting a pr ogram on mosq uito-causing diseases (Chikungunya and Dengue). The pr o gram will be held at the Y ulee County building. Roxanne Connelly, PhD, an Extension Medical Entomologist from Vero Beach, will be the speaker. The program is open to the public and free, howev-e r, you must contact the Extension office or Rebecca Jordi at 879-1019 if you would like to attend. 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Best priced condo in Stoney Creek.$127,500 MLS #63517 (904904COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT LEASING SALES 608 S. 8th Street Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034www.ACRFL.comPhil GriffinBroker BUSINESSCARDBILLBOARD G e n t l y u s e d d o n a t i o n s a c c e p t e d b y 8 6 0 5 1 H a m i l t o n S t r e e t & U S 1 7 Y u l e e F L 3 2 0 9 7 D r o p o f f o r c a l l f o r p i c k u p 9 0 4 2 2 5 9 3 5 5 C O P Y O F T H E O F F I C I A L R E G I S T R A T I O N A N D F I N A N C I A L I N F R O M A T I O N M A Y B E C O N T I N U R E D F R O M T H E D I V I D S I O N O F S O N S U M E R S E R V I C E S B Y C A L L I N G T O L L F R E E 1 8 0 0 4 8 0 3 3 2 W I T H I N T H E S T A T E R E G I S T R A T I O N D O E S N O T I M P L Y E N D O R S E M E N T A P P R O V A L O R R E C O M M E N D A T I O N B Y T H E S T A T E F L O R I D A R E G I S A T R A T I O N # C H S O 8 4 5 A R K O F N A S S A U I N C P e r s o n a l B a n k r u p t c y F o r e c l o s u r e D e f e n s e C r e d i t o r H a r a s s m e n tRO B E R TPE T E R SA T T O R N E Yw w w r e s t a r t y o u r l i f e j a x c o m r p p a l a w @ g m a i l c o m 2 8 S 1 0 t h S t r e e t F e r n a n d i n a B e a c h F l o r i d a 3 2 0 3 4 P h o n e : 9 0 4 4 9 1 1 0 8 3 F a x : 9 0 4 3 2 8 3 7 7 8R e s t a r t Y o u r L i f e A CU S T O MTO U C H C a t h y a n n e 6 2 @ g m a i l c o mCUSTOMWINDOWTREATMENTSBEDDING,ACCENTPILLOWBLINDS&SHUTTERSFREEIN-HOMECONSULTATIONASKABOUTOUR10%CASHREFERRALPROGRAMCATHYBIANCHI9 0 4 5 0 4 3 4 7 7 FERNANDINA MARKET The Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market has a special morning lined up on Aug. 9, including another new vendor and musical talent all the way from Toledo, Ohio. New to the growing farmers market in downtown Fernandina Beach is Fernandina Mulch and Stone, which will bring a variety of landscape plants, annuals and baskets including Meyers Lemon, Peach Tropic Beauty, White Grape, Persian Lime Dwarf, Variegated Ginger, Cat Palm, Red Congo Philodendron, Caladium, Shrimp Plants, Society Garlic, Rosemary, Pink Autumn Sage, Salvia, New Guinea Impatiens, Vinca hanging baskets and Mexican Heather They will also have samples of mulch like Red Mulch, Cypress Mulch, Pine Fines, Pine Bark and other decorative alternatives such as Pea Gravel and River Rock. A staple in the Market Place is Marias Bakery. Rudy has been bringing fr esh baked br eads and pastries to the farmers market for almost 11 years. Just walking past his booth youll find the aromas of multi-grain, whole wheat, cinnamon raisin and sourdough. His jalapeno cheese, pumper nickel, heavy grain, rye and Italian Chibatta br eads leave you pondering which flavor to try first. These sliced and artisan breads are made with no oil, no sugar, no dairy and no preservatives. A flat, ovenbaked bread similar to pizza dough in textur e and style, the focaccia round loaves are available jalapeno and cheese, black olive and asiago garlic and rosemary. Rudy said his most popular item is a spinach and feta mix wrapped in filo dough, and his fresh apple and cinnamon strudels are favored, too. Rudy also brings cream filled cannolis, cookies, muf fins and flavor ed pound cakes. Saturday will feature a special musical guest fr om Toledo, Ohio. Jeff Tucker plays a nice, family-friendly mix of adult rock, Americana, variety soft r ock, cover and original music. He spent a Satur day mor ning back in Febr uar y per for ming at the Market Place while he was in town to play one of the local resort properties, and the market is thrilled to have him return. The Market Place featur es more than 30 stalls of seasonal pr oduce, fr esh baked br eads, natural bath pr oducts, honey, cheeses, dips, jams and jellies, smoothies, flowers, succulents and more. It is open every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nor th Seventh Str eet. W ellbehaved, leashed pets welcome. Aug. 9 is the second Satur day of the month, so the Ar ts Market located adjacent to the farmers market will be open, too. Like them on Facebook, visit FernandinaBeachMarket or call 557-8229. SUBMITTED Musician Jef f Tucker of T oledo, Ohio, will perform Saturday at the Fernandina Beach Market Place downtown. Wild Amelia Junior Naturalist candidates Mia, Hannah, Lyndall, M ax, Kevin and Finnegan learn a bout a tree shelf fungus in The Maritime Forest from county forester Dave Holley during a nature walk at G offinsville Park in Nassauville on M onday. Wild Amelia has interactive curricula on The Seashor and The Maritime Forest available for purchase at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center, Kayak Amelia, Fort Clinch, Coastal Trader II, the Book Loft and B ooks Plus. PHOTO BY ROBYN NEMES FOR THE NEWS-LEADER




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The News-Leader will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunit y basis. If y ou believ e that y ou may have been discriminated against in connection with the sale, rental or financing of housing, call the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD 1(800 t he hearing impaired 1(800 9275. EMPLOYMENT 2 01 Help Wanted EXPERIENCED OTR FLATBED DRIVERSearn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $ 1000 sign on to qualified drivers. Home most week e nds. (843 / www bulldoghiw a y com EOE. ANF L OOKING TO FILL ALL POSITIONS a t new Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins. Apply in person at 1954 S. 8th St. onA ugust 8 1 pm to 3pm. PART-TIME SALES/CASHIER Non smoking, mature, experienced, reliable. 210 Centre St. for application. N o phone calls. REAL ESTATE COMPANY now hiring housekeepers. Best pay on Amelia and flexible schedules. Saturda y s mandat ory. 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(904M ust be 25 years old & clean driving r ecord. HAMPTON INN at the Beach is accepting applications for Room Attendants and Guest Services Representatives. Apply online at HVAC Technicians4 week accelerated hands on training program. We offer 6 national certifications & lifetime job placement assistance. VA benefits eligible! (877 W ELL-ESTABLISHED CLEANING SERVICE in need of an experienced h ousekeeper to join our team. Must be detail-oriented, energetic, have transportation & work a flexible schedule. C all (904 Residence Inn Amelia Island Now hiring for the following positions: Front Desk Associate, Driv e r/Houseperson and Outdoor Maintenance. Applicants must be able to work flex shifts, holidays and weekends. EEOC SPACE AVAILABLE for F a cial S pecialist/Massage Therapist. Call Ph yllis at (904 ( 904) 583-3336. 2 01 Help Wanted 2 01 Help Wanted DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner E nterprises: 1-855-515-8447 T HE GOLF CLUB OF AMELIA ISLAND is looking for expd Food & Beverage S ervers, Line Cook & Catering Assistant. Call 277-8015 or come by to complete application at 4700 AmeliaI sland Pkwy. -INSURANCE BROKER established insurance agency based in Nassau County seeks experienced, licensed agent to lead a retail agency. Please email resume in confidence to FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH of Fernand ina seeks mature, responsible and energetic person to fill part-time position in church nursery. Must be willing to work Sundays, Wednesdaysa nd some holidays. Background check r equired. If interested, applications may be picked up Mon-Thurs in church office or call (904 located at 1600 S. 8th St., Fern. B each. Q UALITY HEALTH i s looking for a t emporary Dietary Aide. 4 days a w eek, 5:30am to 2:00pm shift. Must have or be able to pass a Level 2 b ackground check and drug test. Please apply at 1625 Lime St D ENUCCIS SOFT SERVE 2210 S adler Rd. Hiring part-time, mainly daytime. Flexible schedule to meet employee/employer needs. Apply in person. (904 PT OFFICE POSITIONAVAILABLE Call (904 position is what you are looking for. IMMEDIATE OPPORTUNITY with M artex Services on Amelia Island for a r eliable janitor. Work includes policing grounds in a resort community, cleaning common areas, trash removal, etc.. Part time -must be able to work weekends and holidays. Reliable trans-p ortation and clean driving record r equired. Experience preferred. Ex c e llent benefits and compensation. Apply in person at Martex Services, 1417 Avery Road, Fernandina Beach or call 904-261-5364 for more info PART TIME MUSIC TEACHER NEEDED Amelia Island Montessori School is seeking a Music Teacher one day a week, approximately five hours. Must h ave credentials to support the posit ion. Please call 904-261-6610 or email P hyllis Rouse at ph y LOOKING FOR person with plumbing experience. Must have valid driversl icense. Call (904 L OCAL SHORT TERM LOAN/PAWN O FFICE hiring multiple fill time positions. Please email your resume to: or fax to (904 please. DENTAL OFFICE FRONT DESK We are looking for an outgoing, friendly, organized person to help with front desk duties in our caring family oriented dental practice. Computer skills required. Dental assisting skills or previous front desk experience is p referred. Send resume' to Mark O lbina, DDS, 1699 S. 14th St., Suite 21, Fernandina or fax to (904 8604 or email: OFFICE ASSISTANT/TYPIST Fernandina. Full time weekdays. We are seeking a self motivated individual to join our staff. Position requires Excellent Typing Skills, Data Entry, and C ustomer Service. Candidate must be p roficient in Microsoft Office. Previous business office experience required. Benefits include Health/Life Insurance, 401k, Vacation. Email resume with typing speed to Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process medical claims from home. Call theF eder a l T rade Commission to find out h ow to spot medical billing scams. 1(877TC-HELP. A message from the News-Leader and the FTC. 2 04 Work Wanted CAREGIVER 12 yrs experience, Alzheimer's, stroke, Parkinsons, etc. Can transfer, bathe, clean, run errands, e tc. Strong references. (904 Kristina. E DUCATION 301 Schools & Instruction AIRLINE CAREERS begin here Get F AA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM (866 ANF M ERCHANDISE 6 01 Garage Sales YARD SALE Sat., 8am at 95386 Sonoma Dr Lots of kids items i ncluding toys, high chair, double s troller, clothes, & other home items. GARAGE SALE 144 N. 15th St. Boys & girls to ys, nursery furniture, clothes, home goods, & more. Sat. 8/9, 8am12pm. MULTI-FAMILY MOVE-IN SALE 97225 & 97226 Castle Ridge Dr., Yulee (Arnold Ridge Subd. 1pm. S AT. 8/9, 8AM M ulti Family Yard S ale! 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Two 800sf Office/Retail spaces,can bejoined for one,1,600 sq ft space,AIA next to Peacock Electric $12/sq.ft +CAM & Tax Amelia Park Unit B small office ( 2 rooms) with bath,576 sq.ft. $1050/mo.+ sales tax. 1839 S.8th St.adjacent to Huddle H ouse,1,800 sq.ft.$1700/ + tax.Sale also considered. 8B F RIDAY A UGUST 8 2014 CLASSIFIEDS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK W/D Connections Large Closets Private Patios Sparkling Pool Tennis Courts Exercise Room City Apartments with C ountry Charm!C lose to schools & shopping. 20 minutes to Jacksonville3Bedroom Special$775/mo.37149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 S at. /Sun. by Appt.Eastwood OaksAPARTMENTS 3 7149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 Sat. /Sun. by Appt.Renovated units n ow available! New Renovated Unit $950 Call Today!(904 6 13 Television R adio-Stereo DIRECTV 2 year savings event. Over 140 channels only $29.99/mo. Only DirecTV gives you 2 yrs of savings & a free Genie upgrade. Call 1-800-481-2 137. ANF D ISH TV Retailer Starting $19.99/ m o. (for 12 mos S AVE up to 50% today! Ask about SAME DAY installation. Call 1(800 0984. ANF 6 21 Garden/ L awn Equipment TROY-BILT PONY Replaced battery & spark plug Refuses to spark. Female lawn mower in need of male. As is $350. (904 B RAND NEW IN THE BOX lawn mower, never used. Honda selfpropelled w/bagger. $650/OBO. Call 753-0718. R EAL ESTATE SALES 8 02 Mobile Homes FOR SALE 3/2 Double wide, 1 acre, w ell/septic tank. 86209 Hill Valley A venue, Yulee. $43k/OBO. (904 8 765 806 Waterfront Waterfront Homes & Lots Call (904 Lasserre, Realtor. 8 08 Off Island/Yulee O PEN HOUSE S at. Aug. 9, 2-4 pm. 2 752sf. 4-2 1/2. 65121 Lagoon Forest Dr., Yulee. Jordan Realty, Brenda (904 R EAL ESTATE R ENTALS 851 Roommate Wanted R ESPONSIBLE, HONEST FEMALE R OOMMATEWANTED B ackground check. Serious inquiries only. For more info, call (904 2BR 1ST AVE to share. Your part $ 600/mo. (includes all M ature, professional, must work a full t ime job. (404ve a msg. JOHN WHITEHEADYULEE 2BR $575 to $625/mo., 3BR $650/mo. Rent to own DW $995/mo. Newly remodeled, water & sewer included.C all (904 $750 + DEPOSIT for 3BR/1.5BA. New roof, carpet & appliances, on 5 a cres, deep tidal water, fronts on CR 1 08. Also, 2BR/1BA, same subd., $625 + dep. (904 Y ULEE 2 BR $575 to $625/mo., 3BR $ 650/mo. Rent to own DW $995/mo. Newly remodeled, water & sewer included. Call (904 OFF ISLAND 1BR/1BA single wide m obile home. Fenced yard. Rent $500/mo. Deposit required. Call (904 SINGLEWIDE 2BR/2BA on 1 acre. $ 800/mo. + deposit. 1 year lease. No s moking. Ref. required. Call (904 0 866. 2BR/2BA SWMH $675. 3BR/2BA SWMH $775. 3BR/2BA DWMH $ 875. Call 753-2155 or 753-2156. 852 Mobile Homes S TATIONARY RVS f or rent weekly o r monthly. Call (904 A FFORDABLE LIVING B ring your R V to live on a campground for $425/ mo. All utilities included. (904 5577. 854 Rooms GATED UPSCALE HOME Furnished room w/private entrance, Florida room, microwave & refrigerator. All utilities plus WiFi. $600. (904 8 55 Apartments F urnished SMALL GUEST STUDIO located at m y gated home on 2 acres. All utilities plus WiFi. $775. (904 8 63 Office OFFICE SPACE available downtown. Please call Regina Sluder, PDQ PropertyM gmt, (904 EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office s pace from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft. Includes utilities, Internet, common area receptionist, conference room, break room, & security. For info call( 904)753-4179. TRANSPORTATION 9 01 Automobiles 2005 CHEVY UPLANDER $4,500. C all (904 2002 GMC ENVOY 98K miles, all leather, very good condition. Ralph (904 2007 TOYOTA SOLARA CONV. SLE 112,000 miles. $10,500/OBO. Call (704 1999 BMW323 i 4 -DOOR SEDAN Silv er 185,000 miles. $3,000. Drives good. (904 2 004 BLACK JEEPGRAND CHEROKEE OVERLAND Loaded, navigation, m oon roof leather interior Good condition. 94,000 miles. $9500. 261-5041 861 Vacation Rentals O CEANVIEW 3 BR/2BA & 2BR/1BA. 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No smoking. 12 mo. lease. $1195/mo. + $1195 deposit. (904 National Childrens Vision & Learning Month Thefoodpantryneeds donations ofnon-perishable food items all year round. For more information, c all:261-70001303 Jasmine Fernandina B each,FL C onnecting People, Help & Hope 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 PU BLICSE RVICEAN NOUNCMENTB YTHENE WSLE ADER