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Hurricane Dora hit home SIN PERRY News-Leader S he began on Aug. 28, 1964, like m ost late summer storms do, as a l ow-pr e ssur e system of f the west coast of Africa. T e n days later Hurricane Dora now almost twice the size of the state of Georgia and packing 130-mph winds was on a direct course for Northeast Florida. When she was thr ough, Dora would wreak an estimated $10 mill ion damage on Fernandina Beach a nd Nassau County Dora is a large and dangerous hurricane and on her present course and speed there should be gales over some sections of the area under hur ricane watch by late Tuesday, the Miami Weather B ur eau warned in a story on the f r ont page of the N ew Y ork Times o n T u esday, Sept. 8, 1964. Hurricane-force winds extended 150 miles north and 100 miles south from Doras center and gales less than 75 mph extended 300 miles north and 150 miles south. If it makes landfall anywher e from Florida to the Carolinas, the other areas will be aware the storm is ther e, said for ecaster Paul Moore. In Fernandina Beach and Nassau County, emergency preparations already were under way when advance gales began to pound the coastline early on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Beginning at 2:30 p.m. T uesday a public address system was used by officers to advise residents of the city beach, American Beach and Amelia City to evacuate their homes, the News-Leader reported. Although a number of r esidents left the island and many others used the shelters, a gr eat number chose to r emain in their own homes and ride out the storm, the paper said. The weather forecast on the front page Wednesday was summed up in one word BAD! all caps double bold face. At high tide that morning, Dora s winds alr eady wer e pushing the Atlantic Ocean up past the fr ont of the Blue Seas Restaurant on Fletcher Avenue a prelude to the more destructive high tide that night that would rip a gaping hole in the area, making the road impassable. At noon Wednesday, Sheriff H.J. Youngblood closed route A1A south with a r oadblock. Early on Thursday, Sept. 10, squalls wer e accompanied by incr easing winds and unusually high tides began pounding the beach, with heavy damage being felt before noon, the paper reported. The winds peaked at more than 100 mph ar ound 1:30-2 a.m. Thursday, shortly after the highest tide and about an hour after Dora packing sustained winds of 125 mph made landfall just north of St. Augustine at 12:15 a.m. At First Baptist Church on Alachua Street in downtown Fernandina Beach, The Rev. James Dunnam had opened the sanctuar y on Tuesday to 45 or 50 people seeking r efuge in advance of Dora s worst. A por table power unit was secured and pressed into service. ... Coffee was provided but the refugees brought their own food, the News-Leader reported. As the storm raged, Dunnam held an informal prayer ser vice. At Humphreys Memorial Hospital on Nor th 14th Str eet, Administrator Ben Clarke r epor ted no emergencies but said hed admitted one obstetrical patient and had another three in the lobby who had come just in case. A car diac patient was admitted mor e as a pr ecautionary measure than anything else, he said, and about 150175 family members of hospital personnel had taken refuge at the facility, to be close to their loved ones. On Centre Street, Postmaster W .H. Melton r epor ted more than 150 people had taken shelter in the post office building beginning Tuesday, with all three floors being used. Civil Defense Director Col. Walter Preston Jr. said another 1,200 r esidents wer e hunker ed down in Nassaus schools, which had opened as shelters, including Peck High, wher e Negro deputies maintained a constant contact with CD headquarters. Shrimp boat captains moved their vessels from the city harbor to the relative safety of Egans Creek or southwar d down the Intracoastal Lobbyist contract rene wed ANGELA DAUGHTRY N e w s-Leader A lobbying contract for local law firm Jacobs, Scholz & Associates was recently renewed by the city of F ernandina Beach. City commissioners unanimously agr eed to r enew the lobbying ser vices agreement, which has been in effect since 2008, at their meeting Tuesday. The law firm will receive $5,625 monthly, not to exceed $67,400 annually, to represent the city in the acquisition of funding from federal and state agen cies for city projects. The city has also agreed to provide travel expenses up to $10,000. Attorney Buddy Jacobs said Wednesday he was working on acquiring funding for several city projects, including a covered deck for the historic train depot at the end of Centre Street, which would complete the ongoing restoration. The deck would be located on the west side of the depot wher e trains used to stop, and could be used as a band shell, Jacobs said. Jacobs said he also was representCYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK News-Leader 1 6 0th year No. 72 C op yright, 2014 The News-Leader Fernandina Beach, FL Printed on 100% recycled newsprint with soy based ink. F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 5, 2014 /20 P AGES 2 S ECTIONS fbnewsleader.com LOBBY Continued on 3A DORA Continued on 4A $ 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: 116 (15 Lost to tides) Hatched: 5174 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 . MICHAEL PARNELL News-Leader A Nassau County deputy who was j udged to use justifiable deadly force when he killed an unarmed black man in Yulee was never interviewed by state investigators who examined the shooting. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement did not interview D eputy Wilfred Bill Quick, a 10year veteran of the local sheriff o ffice, about what took place the morning of Feb. 10 when he repeatedly shot Anthony Bartley, 21, in the middle of a street in the North H ampton subdivision in Yulee. FDLE did not interview Deputy Q uick. He provided a statement through his attorney, confirmed FDLE Communications Director Gretl Plessinger in an email Wednesday. He has the right to d ecline an interview and he chose to provide our agents with the statem ent. The State Attorneys Office ruled A ug. 25, more than six months after the shooting, that Quick was justified in the use of deadly force during his confrontation with a shirtless, shoeless and bloodied Bartley, who was frightening people in the neighborhood, breaking windows, banging on doors and climbing onto cars. According to the statement submitted to FDLE on April 16 by Quicks attorney, Charles Lammers, Quickb ecame involved in the incident after hearing a call dispatching a deputy to an incident involving a black male who had punched a mailbox. When Quick arrived at the inters ection of Sagaponack Drive and Amagansett Drive, he saw the subj ect running through a yard to his left. The deputy stopped his patrol v ehicle and saw the subject running towards him . the subjects eyes were wide open and his fist was clenched. The subject swung at Deputy Quick with his right fist. D eputy Quick ducked the punch but was hit by the subjects left hand. Q uick used his Taser after being struck in the face by Bartley. Deputy Q uick continued to back up during the Taser cycle to put distanceb etween himself and the subject. As h e backed up, Deputy Quicks foot b ecame entangled in the Taser probe wires. Deputy Quick was shaking his foot free of the wires when the subject charged again despite commands to stay on the ground. According to Quicks written statement, The subject struck Deputy Q uick a second time on his head, causing him to fall to the ground. Q uick deployed his Taser a second time, causing Bartley to fall to his k nees, but Bartley recovered and knocked the Taser from Quicks hands. Quick unholstered his pistol and commanded that the subject get on t he ground. He overheard the subject say, You are going to have to kill m e, Quicks statement read. The subject continued to swing at him; t herefore, Deputy Quick fired his pistol. Deputy Quick observed that ther ounds had no effect on the subject. D eputy Quick fired more shots, and t he subject fell to the ground. Deputy FDLE never talked to deputy Murder charge lodged ANGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader A Fernandina Beach man has been c harged with second-degree murder after assaulting a 79-year-old man, who l ater died of his injuries. According to police reports, Tony C arl McBee, 26, 1305 S. Sixth St., hit R oger V. Carter in the face with a c losed fist during a domestic incident involving McBees girlfriend, who was pregnant at the time. Police were called to the South Sixth Street residence Aug. 24 around 2:30 a.m. when the couple got into an a rgument during w hich McBee prev ented the girlfriend from leaving the house, the incident report said. According to reports, the couple has two children andt he girlfriend was p regnant with a third c hild. D uring the incident, the girlfriend called Carter on the phone, asking him to come pick her up. When Carter arrived at the residence, McBee reportedly ran out to Car ter s vehicle, opened the door and punched him in the face several times w hile Carter still had his seatbelt fast ened. McBee also r epor tedly hit the g irlfriend in the for e head with a closed fist when she asked him to stop. MURDER Continued on 3A M cBee Jacobs Shooting details emerge SHOOTING Continued on 3A 50 years ago, devastation FILE PHOTO T he storm surge from Hurricane Dora pounds the beach into the 700-800 block of South Fletcher A venue about halfway between Atlantic A venue and Sadler Road during the storm 50 years ago this month. A line of dunes separating the r oad from the beach was destroyed. o miracle of man can stop time, hold back the tides, or cage the winds G E RRY SHEFFIELD NEW S -LEADER S EPTEMBER 1 9 64
JACKSONVILLE The Jacksonville Public Library is partnering with local organizations to host a fr ee Car eer and Community Resource Fair featuring 15 companies looking for potential employees and 14 agencies with resources available to help job seekers. In addi tion, free workshops covering ork Readiness, Getting Ready for an Interview and SoY ou W ant to Be an Entrepreneur will be offered. The fair will take place on T uesday Sept. 9 fr om 9 a.m. to noon at the Main Library Confer ence Center, 303 Laura St. North, Jacksonville. The Jacksonville Public Library has partnered with Car eerSour ce, E3 Business Group, Transition Link Consulting and Beaver Str eet Enter prise Center to bring the car eer resources fair to the public. Par ticipating employers include the city of Jacksonville, Convergys, Florida Department of Children and Families, Florida State College Jacksonville, I-Tech Personnel Services, JacksonvilleT ranspor tation Authority Jaxport, Lowes, Omni Hotel, POR TUS, Waffle House, Walmart, Western & Southern Life, Winn-Dixie and WJEB. In addition to the sponsoring or ganizations, the following resource agencies are participating at the event: Catholic Charities, Celebs Cor ner Kitchen, Family Foundation, Florida Depar tment of Health in Duval County, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc., Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, city of Jacksonville Militar y and Veterans Affairs Department, city of Jacksonville Disabled Ser vices Division, Thr ee Rivers Legal Services, UNF Small Business Development Center and United Way of NE Florida/RealSense. For more information contact Mark Hohnadel at (904 996-0325, ext. 221. For more infor mation about the Jacksonville Public Librar y call 630-BOOK (2665 publiclibrar y.org. 2A F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 5, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK R ita Ruth Bogel Mrs. Rita Ruth Bogel, age 91, formerly o f Beverly, MA and Berwick, ME, passed away at her home in Fernandina Beach, FL s urrounded by family on Saturday morning, August 30, 2014. Born in Rumford, ME, she was the youngest and last living child born to the late Harold and Lillian T urner Hooper. She and her siblings grew up in N ew England, where she made her home until movi ng to North Florida. On July 3, 1948 she married William Bill Bogel who worked as a Machinist with United Shoe Machinery Corporation in Beverly, MA. S he and her husband raised their four daughters in Beverly. In late 2001, the B ogels moved from Berwick, ME to Fernandina Beach, FL. Her husband p assed away in 2002. Mrs. Bogel was an accomplished seamstress and made many of her childrens clothes, coats, family members wedding dresses and christening gowns. She espec ially enjoyed knitting sweaters for the family. She also was a great baker and was k nown to allow her grandchildren to help her bake, they will remember with fondn ess her pies and fig squares. Rita was the familys beautiful and eleg ant matriarch. She considered her greatest legacy to be her children, grandchildren a nd great-grandchildren, and instilled the v alue of strong family bonds in them. She had a special love for her pet cats and was Catholic by faith. In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her two brothers, Frederick and Charles Hooper, as well ash er sister, Doris Desjardins. She leaves behind; her four daughters, S heila Andrews and her husband, Albert, Fernandina Beach, FL, Elizabeth Bogel, F ernandina Beach, FL, Linda Glennon and her husband, Robert, Hingham, MA, Christine OReilly and her husband, Kevin, Titusville, FL, nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous niecesa nd nephews. Funeral ser vices wer e at 1:00 pm on W ednesday September 3, 2014 in the B urgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral H ome. Her family received friends at the funeral home. Mrs. Bogel was laid to r est beside her husband, on Thursday at 1:30 pm, in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. O xle y-H ear d F uneral Directors Nicole Burling Nicole Burling, 9, of Fernandina Beach passed away Monday, September 1, 2014. She was born May 17, 2005 in Jacksonville, FL and was otherwise a lifelong resident of Fernandina Beach. She was in the thir d grade at Emma Love H ar dee Elementary School w ith Ms. April Davis as her t eacher. Nicole was a member of the Little Pirates Cheer Squad and the Beach Elite Cheer Team. She was a huge Florida State fan and loved the Seminoles. She loved animals and wantedt o be a veterinarian when she grew up. S he also loved the outdoors, the beach s he just loved life. She had a loving hear t and made friends easily Nicole is sur v ived by her loving par ents, D. J. and Lori Burling of Fernandina Beach, FL; her sister, Jade Burling, also of Fer nandina Beach; her grandpar e nts, Joe E. Harkey & Hector Ledezma of McAllen, TX, Nancy Burling of Jacksonville, FL andB ev Wallace of McAllen, TX; two aunts, Kim Velazquez of Earlsboro, OK, Cindy Rushfor t h of Jacksonville, FL; a cousin, Mandie Rushforth of New Orleans, LA; and many many many friends. Funeral ser vice will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 6, at the Journey Church with Pastors, Darryl Bellar and Van Power officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. today, Friday, September 5, at Green Pine Funeral Home. The color pink was Nicoles favorite color For those who would par ticipate, wear something pink for Nicole to the service. In lieu of flowers the family suggests m aking memorial donations to the Nicole Burling Memorial Fund at any First CoastC ommunity Bank. For more information and to sign N icoles online register book, please visit the Green Pine website at www.greenpinefuneral.com. Green Pine Funeral Home Carl Eustace Haselden S cranton Mr. Carl Eustace Haselden, 84, died Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at C arolinas Hospital System, after an illness. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 6, 2014, at Scranton United Methodist Church, Scranton, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., tonight, Friday, September 5 2014 at Carolina Funeral Home, Scranton. M r. Haselden was born on July 3, 1930 in Scranton, SC, to the late Lawrence D. and Juliette Cox Haselden. He was a graduate of Scranton High School and a member of the Scranton United Methodist Church where he served in many church offices including the Chair of Trustees. M r. Haselden was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Korean War, a nd was retired from ITT Rayonier in Fernandina Beach, FL. Surviving are his wife, Ernestine H aselden of Scranton; daughters, Donna Lee (Chuckf, GA and Kathy (Bill Carl (Mary Ellen) Haselden, Jr. of Alexandria, VA and Bruce E. (Leanne Haselden of St. Petersburg, FL; grandchildren, Drew Howell, Maryam Rasoulian, Annie Reid, Carli Haselden, Nicole Haselden, Caitlin Haselden and Meghan H aselden; sister, Evelyn Gibbons of F lor ence; and nieces and nephews. M r. Haselden was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. Memorials may be made to Scranton United Methodist Church, 203 E. Main Street, Scranton, SC 29591. Please sign the guestbook at www .carolinafuneralhome.net. Carolina Funeral Home S cr anton S C C atherine Judith Keating Catherine Judith Keating, 75, of Fernandina Beach, died August 28, 2014 at the Jane and Bill W ar ner Center for Caring/Northeast Florida Community H ospice in Fernandina Beach. C atherine was bor n in Newark, New J ersey on July 7, 1939, to Francis C. and Catherine E. McCrane. She graduated from Kimberly Academy in Montclair, New Jersey and subsequently earned a B.A. degree in English fr om Notr e Dame College in Baltimore and a M.A. in Theater from the C atholic University of A merica in W a shington, DC. She taught school in Charleston, SC (Bishop England High School, then returned to teach English and Drama in the W ashington, DC public school system at Roosevelt High School and McKinley Tech High School from 1962 to 1967, when she mar ried J. Michael Keating, a USAF of ficer The couple immediately left for a thr ee-year assignment in Tokyo, Japan. While in T okyo, she taught English at the Inter national School of the Sacr e d Heart, as well as courses in American Drama as an adjunct pr ofessor at Sei Shin Daigaku University. She also studied and became a certified sensei (teacher Sogetsu School of Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement). Throughout her stay she was a volunteer at an evacuation hospital for GIs from Vietnam too severely wounded to be treated in-country but not severely enough to be transferred directly to the States. She eventually also became a prin cipal trainer of volunteers for the American Red Cross, Far East Division in U.S. militar y hospitals in the T okyo ar ea. On her return to Washington in 1970, Catherine began a freelance career in journalism, writing feature articles on travel, entertainment and cuisine for The Washington Post, The Washington Post Sunday Magazine, and Memo Magazine, a r egional calendar/magazine for DC and nearby Virginia and Maryland. She alsol ectured on life abroad for the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. Department of S tate from 1971-1974. In 1978, the family, now enlarged by a daughter and son, moved to Rhode Island, where Catherine became Communications Director for Save the Bay (Narragansett B ay) from 1978-1981, then the largest environmental activist group in New England.S he then became the Communications Officer for Johnson and Wales University i n Providence, where she produced, marketed and distributed to consumer food editors a syndicated column, From the Cooking College, which appeared regularly in 58 newspapers in 13 states, with a circulation of over 2.8 million readers. In 1991, she moved on to become became t he Communications, Special Events and Volunteer Coordinator for the Genesis C enter, also in Providence, which addressed the transitional needs of refugees and immigrants from 21 nations. While in Rhode Island, she wrote freelance travel and human interest articles for The Providence Journal and joined an established book group that met at Brown U niversity. Several of her resulting short stories and poems were published, and in 2 004 she won a Rhode Island State Council of the Arts Fiction Fellowship, funded by the National Endowment of the Arts. In them id 1980s, she also founded, marketed and operated Cruise Cuisine: Seafaring Catering, a company that prepared and delivered gourmet frozen meals to pleasure sailors on Narragansett Bay. Catherine and spouse visited their Merchant Mariner son Michael shortly after he bought a house in Fer nandina Beach, followed suit themselves in 2004a nd, upon their retirement, moved there p er manently in 2010. C atherine is survived by her husband, J. Michael Keating; her children, daughter Kayo and her husband, Robert Frazier; son Michael and his wife Songmi Huff and their daughter Mika Elizabeth Keating; and her br other Francis C. McCrane, his wife Sarah and their thr ee sons. A memorial service for Catherine will be h eld upon the r etur n of her son, Michael, f rom sea in December. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Northeast Florida Community Hospice Foundation or Save the Bay. Please share her Life Legacy and leave your memories and condolences at www.oxleyheard.com. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors Ernest E. Samuels The funeral services for Mr. Ernest E. Samuels will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, September 6, 2014 at New Zion Missionary Baptist Chur ch, Rev Jeremiah Robinson Jr. officiating. He leaves behind to cherish his memo ries two sons, Brandon E. S amuels and Jef f r ey Knight; his loving mother, Mrs. Ollie M. Samuels; a grandson, Galvin Samuels; and a number of other relatives and friends. Mr. Samuels will rest in the church from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Friday September 5, and fr om 11 a.m. until t he hour of the ser vice. Inter ment will be held in Bosque-Bello Cemeter y The cor tege will assemble at 627 Division Str eet under the dir e ction of Huf f & Battise Funeral Home, Inc. Hu f f & Battise F uner al Home, Inc. DEATH NOTICES Mr Lar r y Dale McComis, 68, Fernandina Beach, died on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors Mr. Daniel John Nettuno Sr., 67, Amelia Island, died on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors Mrs. Sheila Minnie Sutherland, 79, Fer nandina Beach, died on W ednesday Sept. 3, 2014. 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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. WEEKLY UPDATE N N A A M M I I c c o o u u r r s s e e The Nassau County affilia te of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) ish osting a free 5-week course for individuals experiencing s ymptoms of a mental/behavioral health related diagnosis. The classes will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 2-3:30 p.m. at the C ouncil on Aging building across from Baptist NassauM edical Center in Fernandina Beach. The c lasses begin on Sept. 17 and end on Oct. 17. Materials for the course will be provided free of charge. For information call 277-1886. A A d d o o p p t t a a S S o o l l d d i i e e r r T he Adopt a Soldier program is in need of small toil etries, Lil Debbie snacks (not chocolate, it melts small personal items like hand sanitizer, new socks, packs of gum, etc. More t han 500 boxes have been shipped to U.S.s oldiers/sailors/Marines overseas. Please bring donat ions to Buy-Gones, 1014 S. Seventh St., Fernandina B each. Joanne Pimentel is t he contact person. O O n n e e G G o o d d s s e e r r v v i i c c e e One God, One People, One Song is a program, initiated by Americas Youth Inc., to help churches do two t hings: 1) Come together r egardless of denomination, c olor or race to worship and praise God in unity. 2) Help raise funds for the Chur c h hosting the program. The program is held quarterly on the first Sunday of the month. Franklintown U nited Methodist Church, A merican Beach, will host t he program on Sept. 7 at 4 p.m. All are welcome. F F r r e e e e y y o o g g a a In recognition of National Yoga Month and to promote good physical and mentalh ealth, Y Yoga Inc. is offeri ng free yoga and meditation c lasses through Sept. 8 at its studio at Gateway to Amelia. For infor m ation and sched ules call 415-9642 or visit www .yyoga.com. G G u u n n c c o o u u r r s s e e s s Gar y W. Belson A ssociates Inc. will hold a c oncealed weapon license c ourse at 6 p.m. Sept. 9 and at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sept. 13 and 14. A basic with defensive tactics course will be held at 9 a.m. on Sept. 20 and 27. Contact Belson at 491-8358, (904g email@example.com. Visit w ww.TheBelsonGroup.com. Y Y o o g g a a s s u u p p p p l l y y d d r r i i v v e e Go Yoga, 2250 S. Eighth St., Fernandina Beach, will host a free karma yoga session and canned food drive o n Sept. 6 at 9 a.m. Please b ring donations of canned f ood, clothing, soap, toothpaste and such for the collection box. All donations will go to the Salvation Army Hope House and its mens shelter. They are in need of any men s items. Join in a fun, exuberant and up-beat Y oga Flow. Call 335-0589. Visit goyogaamelia.com. 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 Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. at the Council on Aging building, acr oss fr om Baptist Medical Center Nassau. Larry Meyers will speak about his years as manager of the city of Fernandina Beach. All members and guests ar e invited. For addi tional information call John P. Megna at 277-2143. P P r r o o s s t t a a t t e e c c a a n n c c e e r r s s u u p p p p o o r r t t Men Helping Men, a prostate cancer educational s upport program, will meet Sept. 11 from 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. in the conference room at Baptist Medical Center Nassau, 1250 South 1 8th St. Dr. Kenneth Son, board certified urologist, willa ddress questions regarding prostate cancer. RSVP by S ept. 5 to 277-2700 or email Jennifer@FirstCoastOncolog y.com. D D u u e e l l D D a a y y F irst Baptist Church of Yulee, the Rev. William G oode Jr., pastor, will observe its Duel Day service a t 4 p.m. Sept. 14. Speaker will be the Rev. Robert Alderman, pastor of Mt. New Home Baptist Church of Folkston, Ga., along with his choir and mens chorus. Contact Deacon RobertG lover at 225-5670 or Sister Laura Rhodes at 225-5226. D D r r i i v v e e r r c c l l a a s s s s An AARP Smart Driver Course will be held Sept. 15 and 16 at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Fernandina Beach. Class will begin at 8:45 a.m. in Jim Thomas Hall, 9 N. Sixth St. Call 261-3837 to register. Class size is limited. Q Q u u i i t t s s m m o o k k i i n n g g A free Quit Smoking Now class, including free patches, gum and quit kits, will be held at Baptist Medical Center Nassau once a week f or six weeks, Sept. 16-Oct. 1 4 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. For m ore information or to register, call 877-784-8486. A A l l z z h h e e i i m m e e r r s s s s u u p p p p o o r r t t The Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group for Nassau County meets the third Thursday each month. September s meeting will be h eld at The Jane Adams H ouse, 1550 Nectarine St., F ernandina Beach. Janet Carver, elder law attorney, will present a program, Sur viving with Dementia in Your World. A tour of the Jane Adams House will be of fer ed to those inter ested. T he meeting is Sept. 18 f rom 2:30-4 p.m. and is open t o the public. Everyone who has an interest is welcome to attend. For further information call Debra Dombkowski, LPN, at the Council on Aging at 2610701, ext. 113. R R e e c c r r e e a a t t i i o o n n m m e e e e t t i i n n g g T he Nassau County Recreation Commission will meet on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the county Facilities Maintenance/Parks and Recreation Office, 45195 Musselwhite Road, Callahan. The public is invited. Form ore information call T ammy Conley of the parks and recreation office at 5484689 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. H H e e a a r r t t W W a a l l k k The First Coast Heart W alk will take place Sept. 20 at Metropolitan Park in downtown Jacksonville. Opening ceremonies and festivities begin at 8 a.m. and the walk at 9 a.m. The walk is fr ee and open to the pub lic. For information and to r egister visit www .FirstCoastHear tW alk.o rg or call (904 The non-competitive, 3.6mile walk raises funds to support heart disease and stroke research and educational pr ograms in the First Coast area. Brisk walking for as little as 30 minutes a day pr ovides increased energy and circulation, as well as reduced risk of heart disease. The walk is designed to help participants understand this critical message, join with oth ers and generate a renewed commitment to hear thealthy living thr ough walk ing. Career and Community Resource Fair Sept. 9 Railroad history topic of meeting The Amelia Island Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Community Room of the Fer nandina Beach Police Depar tment, 1525 Lime St. Guest speaker John Hendricks will present The History of Railroads in Nassau County This 150-plus years of histor y of the railroad lines built in Nassau County will cover the why s and how s and the people involved. Hendricks was born in Jacksonville and gr ew up south of Callahan close to the Atlantic Coast Line s railroad line to Waycross, Ga. From this developed his love of trains and railroading. John received his bachelors degree in Architectural Design fr om the University of Florida in 1988 and returned to Callahan in the 1990 s. He joined the W est Nassau Historical Society in 2005. Hendricks has ser ved as vice pr esident, pr esident and boar d member of the society, using his positions to foster and promote Nassau Countys rich and diverse history. In 2012 he published Following the Tracks of Daniel Callahan, the awar dwinning tale of the prolific railr oad contractor
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 3A F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 5, 2014 NEWS News-Leader As he backed up, Deputy Quicks foot b ecame entangled in the Taser probe wires. D eputy Quick was shaking his foot free of the wires when the subject charged again despite commands to stay on the ground D EPUTY BILL QUICKS WRITTEN STATEMENT www.eternityfuneralhome.com Smart consumers traditionally look for the best value for their money spent. Now,morethan 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 Crematoryprovides not only the best price, but even more importantly, the most compassionate, professional services in our area. Our staff does not work on acommission or a quota system like others in our industry. 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F DLE records include summaries of interviews with neighbors who called 9-1-1 or witnessed some of the confrontation, including this s obering one: A mother and three of her c hildren were sitting at a table in their Amagansett Drive h ome when she heard three gunshots that sounded close by. She immediately put h er children into a closet, l ooked out a front window and saw a deputy and a man in the str e et. The man appeared to have a gunshot wound to his back near his left shoulder The deputy, who was across the street facing thew oman, fired a shot and she r an to the other side of the h ouse. Once she heard the gunfire stop, she went back to the window and observed the deputy shaking a man, face down, lying in the str eet, apparently unconscious. She c ould see an injury to the d eputys arm. B artley had spent the night before with a young woman in a residence on Sagaponack Drive, wher e he reportedly did drugs, including cocaine, marijuana and possibly ecstasy, before shel ocked him out of the house s hor tly before 11 a.m., after a v iolent domestic dispute, according to FDLE. The woman is 21, original ly fr om W oodbine, Ga., and did not own the house, which was pur chased in 2006 for less than $200,000 by a couple w ho live out of state, accordi ng to county records. The w oman has previously pleaded no contest to charges of r eckless driving, consuming alcohol under the age of 21, serving alcohol to minors and minor traf fic of fenses, accor d ing to cour t r ecor ds. The N ews-Leader i s not naming her s ince she has not been c harged with a crime in this case. The woman had met Bartley two weeks prior, according to her interview with FDLE. She picked him up at a Fer nandina Beach r e si dence about 6:30 p.m. S unday, Feb. 9, and took him t o her residence in North H ampton, about four miles away. While ther e she obser ved that he had thr ee small plastic bags, one with marijuana, one with cocaine and one she suspected to be molly, which is drug slang for MDMA, also known as ecstasy. She obser ved him snor t a white powder through a rolled-up dollar bill and they got in bed and watched television, accor ding to the FDLE interview with her. At approximately 10:45 p.m., (shetley acting weird, the summary s tated. (She d escribed Bartley c linching his fists, pacing back and forth and acting paranoid. A t approximately 5 a.m., ( she) woke and again observed Bartley s till behaving oddly. The behavior included prolonged ranting and refusing to put on a shirt. Between 7:30 and 8 that m orning of Feb. 10, she said Bartley rammed his head into a window, subsequently entered her bedroom, threw h is cell phone and rammed his head into the bedroom window. Afterwards, Bartley picked (her ders and threw her into the same window head first. She said he was bleeding from the head at this time. After punching multiple holes in the wall of her bedroom, Bartley walked outside t he house and she locked him out and called 9-1-1. T hat first call was at 10:59 a.m. Other calls came subsequently, including one at 11:02 from a distraught woman who said a man was trying to geti nto her garage, hit his head on her mailbox and broke a w indow with his fists and head. Another woman reporte d a man had climbed onto her car and frightened her. Yet another woman said he had gotten into her unlocked car and left blood there. Others heard yelling, or saw a bloodied man walking downt heir suburban str eet. A witness saw Bartley w alking north on Sagaponack toward Amagansett Drive. He drove around the block and hailed the deputy as he dr ove into the neighborhood. Quick and Bar tley s str ug g le occur r ed near the 85400 b lock of Amagansett. Quick f ired his Glock Model 22 .40caliber pistol five times. Shots penetrated Bar t ley s chest, abdomen, neck, right upper arm and left hand. Quick had radioed that he was on the scene at 11:13. At1 1:19 Quick radioed that he h ad shot the subject. T he deputy was transported to the hospital because of injuries to his face, elbow and buttocks. According to the FDLE report, Quick had qualified with his pistol and completedT aser training on Oct. 17, 2 013. Bartley was listed as 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighing 174 pounds. Among his tattoos listed by FDLE was one on his chest that read Death Before Dishonor FDLE Special Agent Supervisor Mike ONeal and his team processed the crime scene, interviewed witnesses and involved law enfor cement officers (not including Quick canvassed the neighbor hood, processed evidence and prepared investigative reports. Most of the details in this account came from the summaries of the FDLE investigation obtained by the NewsLeader after a public r ecor ds request. mp email@example.com SHOOTING Continued from 1A B artley Jax mans body found in ocean A NGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader The Nassau County Sheriff O ffice has identified a man whose body was found floating in the ocean Tuesday just before 6 p.m. near the Scott Road Beach Access, south of T he Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. The family of Enrique M endoza Ortega, 64, of Jacksonville, reported to the J acksonville Sheriffs Office that he was missing Monday around 8:20 p.m., according to the NCSO. The vehicle Ortega was driving was located by JSO on B ig Talbot Island, 12157 Heckscher Drive, around 1:30 p .m. Tuesday. According to Nassau County S heriff Bill Leeper, officers responded to the scene after receiving a 9-1-1 call from two people who found Ortega in the water. Ortega was reportedly w earing a shirt, underwear, shoes and socks but no pants,a nd had no identification on him. O rtega was reportedly pulled ashore by the people who found him. Leeper said Ortegas body was taken to the Medical Examiners Office in Jacksonville. An autopsy wasp erformed Wednesday morning, according to local authorit ies. firstname.lastname@example.org The girlfriend then reportedly got into Carters vehicle and rode with him to his home in Yulee. T hree days later, Carter was reportedly found unres ponsive at his Yulee home and transported to Baptist M edical Center Nassau, and then to UF Health in J acksonville. On Aug. 28, hospital officials notified the Nassau County Sheriff Office that Carter had died of his injuries. A n autopsy revealed Carter had suffered subdural b leeding behind his right eye due to the injuries he sustained in the altercation with McBee. McBee, who was incarcerated in Nassau County Jail on related charges, wasa rrested on a charge of second-degree murder on A ug. 29. McBee, w ho had been served w ith a no contact injunction on Aug. 17, had also been c harged Aug. 24 with aggravated battery by a n offender who should have known the victim was pregn ant; battery on a person 65 years of age or older; and violation of a domestic violence protection injunction. Carter, a native of H azlehurst, Ga., had lived in Fernandina and Yulee since1 957. He had served in the U.S. Army and was retired f rom Container Corp. of America. A memorial service was held for him last week. email@example.com M URDER Continued from 1A Carter Seniors vs. Crime needs volunteers JOHN MEGNA For the News-Leader D ue to the number of scams and people needing our h elp, we need volunteers in Seniors vs. Crime. SVC is a special project of the Florida Attorney Generals Office. Our primaryo bjectives are to educate our c itizens on fraud and scam p r e vention and to be a r esource when people need a ssistance in small civil financial situations (think of us as a free, confidential small claims court). I f you have some free time and would like to help your fellow citizens then perhaps volunteering for SVC might appeal to you. We will be having a training class for new volunteers on Thursday at 3 p .m. at the Fernandina Beach P olice Department on Lime S treet. If you have any interest just show up and see what we are all about. Class will last less than two hours and there is no obligation. No skills are necessary, just a desire to make our community a betterp lace. We can use your help. Man, pets die in 2 West Side fires KATHIE COLGROVE Community Newspapers One fire claimed the life of a man while another took the lives of several pets Monday night. T he fires occurred within a n hour of each other in dif fere nt parts of West Nassau. Jack Higgenbotham, 72, died while he was sleeping in a greenhouse in the backyard of his sisters residence at 27271 W Third Ave. in Hilliard just after 8 p.m. Katherine M artin is listed as the homeo wner accor ding to county r ecords. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the State Fire Marshals Office, according to an incident report from Nassau County Fir e Rescue. Although flames were cont ained to the greenhouse, it was f ully engulfed when Nassau C ounty fir e fighters ar rived and flames were approximately 30 feet in elevation at one point, according to the incident report. Higgenbotham was deceased at the scene. About an hour later, while a C allahan couple was away on a family visit, they wer e called h ome to find their pets had per i shed in a trailer fire. D ebra Schaub and Michael E mory of 45249 Bismark Road h ad lived in the singlewide m obile home for about a year. No one was injured in the fire. Schaub and Emor y were out spending the day with friendsa nd family when they learned t hat their four dogs, two c ockatiels and at least one cat h ad died when the trailer c aught fir e around 9 p.m. Monday. All I can think of is them tr ying to get out of the house, Schaub said, shedding tears, Tuesday morning. She was in search of her missing cat thats he had spotted earlier that m orning. M ost of the couple s belongings were destroyed by fire but Schaub said she was mor e con cer ned about the loss of her pets. She said the bir ds wer e at least 16 years old. The cause of the blaze is u nder investigation by the State F ir e Marshal s Office, Nassau C ounty Assistant Fire Chief Scott Hemmingway said T uesday after n oon. The American Red Cr oss was called in to assist the cou ple. ing the Nassau County Council on Aging for funding to com plete its new building, which Jacobs is working on with U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, who is a member of the Special Committee on Aging. F unding to establish a quiet zone, which would eliminate the requirement for trains to blow their hor ns at downtown crossings, is another project Jacobs has been working on. Those funds are made available through $10 million the Florida Department of Transportation has set aside for quiet zones throughout Florida, Jacobs said. Jacobs is also working along with Nelson on the citys acquisition of the post of fice on Centre Street, and funding for infrastructure for the downtown waterfront. e also monitor legislation for the city and give them a report every month, Jacobs said. W e tr y to make sur e nothing bad happens as far as legislation is concer ned. firstname.lastname@example.org LOBBY Continued from 1A 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...SA V E U SA PUBLICSERVICEANNOUNCMENT BY T HENEWSLEADER
Waterway, said Sheriff H.J. Y oungblood. At Fort Clinch State Park, Superintendent G il Becker evacuated the last remaining dozen families and by noon Tuesday the campground was deserted. Meanwhile, like many i sland residents, Bill Waas was sheltering at home but efused to let the lack of power during Hurricane Dora r uin all those goodies in his deep freeze so he just ran ane xtension cord a considerable d istance to friend Harry P ooles house, where the power had been restored. At W-PAP, Fernandinas small radio station on Dade Str eet, broadcasters Harold J. Mann, Bill Alexander andB ob Bailey settled in for D oras duration and did yeom an work in keeping the stat ion on the air, the N ewsLeader reported. ith Dora howling outside like a banshee and tr ying to see by lanter ns, lamps, candles or the like, doubtless many found real assurance int he calm, informative voices o n the air over local radio sta t ion W-PAP, the paper said. In sharp contrast to the sensational type r epor t ing going on in other ar eas ... the news over W-PAP was clear and concise. A s Dora raked the island, at the highest tide water was o ver many parts of Fletcher Avenue, with heavy destruction to both the nor th and south por tions. ... In down town Fernandina Beach, waters fr om the Amelia River wer e up Atlantic A venue a lmost to the Palace S aloon, the N ews-Leader r eported. Lines were down all over the city and island and the city was in veritable darkness except for auxiliar y generators at key points and impr ovised lighting in homes. O n Thursday, Sept. 10, P r esident L yndon Johnson declared a state of emergency for Nor t heast Florida and officials began an inventory of the damage. This is a major disaster, we have taken a terrible beating and now cleanup is our big problem, City Manager David Gatchel told the NewsLeader He estimated the task c ould take from 10 days to two weeks with crews working around the clock. Fernandina Beach was virtually on its knees, State Rep. Claude Wingate, meeting with Gov. Farris Bryant in Tallahassee, told the cabinet. Thirty beach homes were d estroyed and another 70 damaged almost beyondr epair, he said. A large sect ion of A1A was washed out a nd in some areas, as much as 100 feet of beachfront was lost. There was nothing to compare to the devastation since the hurricane of 1898, before such storms were named. W orried that federal officials might not grasp the e xtent of the damage to Fernandina Beach, Mayor E .J. Johnson told the N ewsLeader elegrams were sent to President Johnson, Senators Holland and Smathers, Congr essman Matthews and Gov. Bryant. T he scene was har d to g rasp, as was the miracle that N assau County suffered no casualties from the storm, as Gerry Sheffield wrote in an Epitaph to Dora in the News-Leader It was almost as if the tr ees, electric wir es, r oofs, s igns, etc., fell accor ding to a b lueprint. That there were no i njuries or fatalities was miraculous, she wrote. o see a pine tree at full height such as the one that lay across the Phinney home on Atlantic Avenue, gently, as though it fell gracefully as possible so as not to endangera nyone, large oak trees that h ave stood for years on this island, uprooted to fall in the street rather than the sur-r ounding homes, electric wires flapping in the gusty wind, the road washed away in sections at the beach that could have caught a passingm otorist, metal canopies and a wnings wrapped around posts and trees that could fatally injur e a person, all these multiplied ten-times-ten ar e the miracles, Shef field wrote. Massive timbers wer e strewn on the road outside Sentell s Restaurant at Front Street downtown. At the b each end of Atlantic Avenue, the south wall of the Golden Sands Pavilion was collapsed and two massive concrete beams had fallen to create ruin among the coin game machines. It was just one of dozens of island businesses damaged by Dora. T he once beautifully landscaped home of T. HowardK elly, noted author and journ alist who lived beachside on S outh Fletcher Avenue, was now fronted by a 14-foot cliff, the News-Leader reported. Even a concrete seawall did nothing to protect the beachfront cottage of W.C. Gilbert of Macclenny from t otal destruction, the paper noted. The seawall was r educed to a pile of rubble. Nearby, more than 100 feet o f Floridas largest fishing pier was torn loose and smashed by Doras rampant winds and waves, the paper r eported. Chunks of rip-rap on the beach wer e moved ar ound by D ora as if they wer e mar b les. R esidents of the north beach area were able to retrieve some damp belongings, but many of the homes were a total loss. The beach extended to the middle of the r oad along par ts o f Fletcher A venue, which w as barricaded from its north e nd as far south as Sadler Road by the State Road Department as unsafe for travel. It would r emain so through October. The Red Cr oss set up headquar ters at 312 Atlantic A ve. and began processing a pplicants for emergency assistance such as food, clothing, household items, medical aid and building and r epair needs. Dr. B.F. Woolsey, director of the Nassau County Health Depar tment, said his greatest c oncern was the danger of f ood spoilage due to the lack of refrigeration and reminded r esidents that if in doubt, throw it out. In a stroke of luck, the water supply was determined to be safe by the state laboratory, he said. Nassau s schools sus tained surprisingly little damage but still, teachers worked 3,061 hours to get the schools in necessary order to reopen. Some 3,450 mealsw er e served to the work c rews, according to the N ewsLeader Dan Daugher t y division manager of Florida Public Utilities, said local crews and thr ee men fr om the Marianna division had worked ar ound the clock since the first damage was felt and that threem ore men from Marianna and one from West Palm Beach wer e on the way By 6 p.m. Friday Sept. 11, about 82 percent of power was r estor ed and by some time during the day Satur day we expect to be completely back to normal, he reported. J ack Eslick, suburban manager for Southern Bell T e lephone Co., said mor e than 4,000 stations (telephones) were knocked out in Fer nandina Beach alone, and his cr ews would be on constant duty until ser vice was restored, with help from out-s ide workers. The damage was consid erable and we beg the public s patience, Eslick told the News-Leader Amelia Island Mosquito Control crews doubled their efforts in the hurricanes wake to combat the wr eck age and water left by Dora, said Chairman Dr. G. RalphW olff. Approximately five m iles of ditches on the north end of the island were clogged by debris and sand and nearly 20 miles wer e blocked and drainage slowed to the point that ther e might be some br eeding of mosqui toes on the south end of the island, he said. Additionally, rights-of-way and hammock fogging roads are nearly impassible, said W o lf f who estimated r epairs and clearing would take four months. It is for tunate that this disaster has come in the fall when the cool weather will slow the hatching of mosqui-t oes, he told the N ewsLeader As of Sept. 24 federal and state officials, meeting in the federal cour troom at the downtown post of fice, were still debating the type of pr otection they would approvef or Amelias beaches to comb at futur e destr uctive erosion, such as that caused by Hur r icane Dora, the NewsLeader r e ported. In a meeting at City Hall, R.A. Jackowski of the U.S. Army Coastal Engineering Research Center in Washington, D.C., said he favor ed the use of sand over r ock r evetments. Jackowski noted that rock only armors the beach ands ets up a side motion of er os ion. On the other hand, sand restores what nature has taken away The question was whether a sour ce of sand was available to replace the dunes lost to Dora. On Oct. 1, the question was settled. The Office of Emergency Planninga pproved $2 million for rock revetments to protect the beaches at Fer n andina, American Beach and For t Clinch, where considerable er osion had put the str uc tur e in danger of collapse. Fernandina and Nassau C ounty would recover and rebuild, but Dora had left her mark not just on the land scape, but also on the psyches of all involved, as Sheffield wr ote in her epitaph to the stor m. All the millions of dollars spent on the plan to enters pace, the ingenious and brill iant scientific minds at work endlessly towards mans plan, all seem such feeble attempts when the magnitude of the forces of nature is realized, Sheffield said. No miracle of man can stop time, hold back the tides, or cage the winds. sperr y@f bne w sleader .com 4A F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 5, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK DORA Continued from 1A Many homes along the north end of Fernandina Beach were considered a total loss. Fort Clinch State Park Superinten dent Gil Becker views the p arks main road a fter it was washed out by Hurricane Dora. Six inches of sand covered the road and c rushed trees under its weight. Mor e than 100 feet of the fishing pier acr oss fr om the Sur f Motel/Restaurant was tor n loose and smashed by Doras rampant wind and waves. A 14-foot clif f fr onts the home of T Howar d Kelly on Fletcher A venue, the r esult of Dora s winds and high tides. Huge timbers floated up to the front of Sentells Restaurant (today s Marina Restaurant) as Dora s waves began to pound Amelia Island early on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1964. The waters reached as far as the Palace Saloon, whose sign can be seen at right in this photo. A number of homes and business establishments at American Beach suffered extens ive damage from Dora, as did the communitys beach, above. The south wall of the Golden Sands Pavilion collapsed and two of the huge concrete beams dropped down to create ruin among the coin game machines at the end of the building that was located at what is today Main Beach, below. As early as Wednesday morning, Sept. 9, 1964, advance gales from Hurricane Dora had caused severe erosion at the Blue Seas Restaurant located on the north side of the Main Beach cir cle next the the sidewalk. The ar ea later suffered far greater damage, above.
A T LANTA Today marks 10 years since Hurricane Frances hit Florida and brings timely reminders to be prepared for hurricanes. F loridians were still recove ring from Hurricane Charley a s Frances bore down on the east coast of Florida three weeks later. Frances was as big as the state of Texas and twice the size of Charley. As Frances moved slowly over the ocean and approached the coast, orders were given and2 .8 million residents of 41 F lorida counties evacuated t he lar g est evacuation in Floridas history since Hur r icane Floyd in 1999. Frances made landfall on Floridas east coast as a Category 2 hurricane early on September 5, crossed theF lorida Peninsula and later t hat night made a second l andfall in the Big Bend region. While Hur r icane Frances is remembered for the evacuation, situations requiring people to leave their homes can happen without warning.H urricanes may give resid ents a day or two to move to a safer location, but a fire, chemical spill or transpor t ation accident may require immediate evacuation. Many disasters allow little time for people to gather even the m ost basic necessities, which i s why planning now is essent ial. September marks National Preparedness Month, and this weeks anniversary of Hurricane Frances is an opportune time to plan how to Reconnect and Reunite with FamilyF ollowing a Disaster. T ake time to talk with your f amily about wher e you will meet and how you will contact each other if separated. Develop plans, including knowing your evacuation zone and routes, ahead of the next severe storm.I nformation to help you make a family emer gency plan is at w ww.ready.gov or www.listo.gov. Start your plan today National Pr e par edness Month culminates on Sept. 30 with Americas PrepareAthon! Check out the information and plan to participate. F ollowing Hurricane F rances, FEMA pr ovided: Nearly $412 million in grants to mor e than 229,500 applicants through the Individuals and Households Program for lodging expenses, rental assistance, minor h ome repairs and other needs a ssistance; Nearly $2.5 million for Disaster Unemployment Assistance; More than $649 million for emergency protective measures, or for the repair or replacement of public infrastructure and public utilities; More than $99 million in f unding for mitigation pr oj e cts to help r e duce damage from future storms. The U.S. Small Business Administration provided: More than $227 million in low-interest disaster loans to nearly 11,000 renters andh omeowners; Mor e than $200 million t o nearly 2,000 businesses. FEMAs mission is to suppor t citizens and first r e spon ders to ensure that as a nation everyone works together to build, sustain and improve the capability to prepare for,p rotect against, respond to, r ecover fr om and mitigate all h azards. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5A F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 5, 2014 NEWS News-Leader Cooper Meyers Sales Dan Gamble Sales Manager *on select vehicles, minimum terms of 60 months. WAC. 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HEATHER A. PERRY News-Leader Christy Claxton and Stacy H arris are familiar faces around Fernandina BeachH igh School. The two women have known each other since t heir children were in prekindergarten and have been volunteering in the Nassau County school system for many years. F or the past four years, they have been busy helpingt eachers and staff in many ways. T he Fernandina Beach High School Foundation handles the majority of fundraising efforts for the high school so there is no formal PTO. I nstead, Claxton maintains the database of volunteers fort he high school, some of whom also are involved with t he band, cheerleading and the many sports teams. Theres also a committee called AIMS that focuses on the kids that have all As, high A /B and they give those kids special recognition, saidC laxton. Claxton and Harris and t he other parent volunteers carry out a variety of tasks i ncluding helping out at orientation, locker rentals, car decal sales, making copies for teachers, helping teachers with field trips and selling Ts hirts. The list goes on and includes providing treats fort eacher birthdays. Its a great group to work w ith and that makes it enjoyable to be there! said Claxton. The important thing is to get plugged in somewhere within the school and volunteer. You get to know the staff a nd the flow of the school, and this can really make the f low and routine better for your child. Especially at this age, our teenagers need to know their parents are very much present! said Harris, who has been involved with PTO since her oldest child, E mily, was in kindergarten. Shes a senior this year a nd I have two more kids to go, Parker and Tucker. It has been a lot of work, but I have enjoyed it all, especially the friends I have gained along the way This is Claxtons last year because her youngest daughter Jordan, is graduating. Her oldest, Elyse, is attendingF lorida State University. I have been volunteering f or 20 years between both of m y girls, and my best friends have been made in these years. I dont know what I will do with my time! Claxton said shell still help her friends that are b ehind her, but after about a nother year or so, shell p hase out. B oth women urge others to become involved. Inter e sted people need to obtain a volunteer for m at the front office or download it fr om the Nassau County schools website at www.edline.net/pages/Nassau _County_School_District. F ernandina Beach High School is located at 435 Citr o na Drive. 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PERRY News-Leader Bryceville Elementary principal for nine years, newly appointed Yulee Primary Principal Misty M athis says she is glad to be home. I was born in Japan, my dad was in the military, butI ve lived in Yulee since I was four years old. I drove back and forth to Bryceville that whole time so its good to be back in Yulee. A imed toward a career in education since second g rade, Mathis said her teacher, Ms. Mary Jones, u sed to have her work in small groups with other students who needed help. I think I was hooked from then on. In high school, I shadowed my principal at the time which had me really i nterested in becoming a principal. A s a high school senior, Mathis made the decision to become a teacher first and l ater a principal. A rmed with a bachelors a nd masters in Elementary Education and a masters in Educational Leadership from the University of North Florida, her first teaching job was fifth grade at Callahan Intermediate S chool. Y ears ago, the title of p rincipal used to be principal teacher, explained Mathis. ou have to have a certain number of years of teaching before youre qualified to be a principal. You need to be a top teacher to do right by this job becausey oure not just an administrat or; youre the lead teacher A s an instr u ctional leader Mathis insures there is topquality teaching going on in every classroom and provides instruction and guidance for her 60 teachers so the 898 YPS students willr eceive the best education p ossible. Named Nassau County T eacher of the Year in 2004, Mathis is beginning her 17th y ear with the Nassau County School District. I am proud to say that t his starts my 10th year as a p rincipal in the Nassau County School District. I love being a principal. I love serving our community in this way. It makes me proudt o say I am a principal of a l ocal school. I am looking f orward to working with everyone to help make YPS the best school in Nassau County! An active member of the Journey Church, Mathis enjoys spending leisure time w ith her family, fishing, boati ng and having fun at the b each. H ome is shared with husband Mike, 15-year-old daughter Kioni and four year-old twins Kyli and Karli. The familys furry friends are a dog named Smoky and Pumpkin, a Garfield look-a like cat. Y ulee Primar y School is l ocated at 86426 Goodbread Road. Phone 225-9711. t ype@f bne w sleader com Elderly bene f it from helping pets Florida News Connection TALLAHASSEE For a rising number of aging Floridians as they enter r etir ement and g o thr ough other major life changes, it isnt a time to slow down but a chance to seek out meaning. That includes finding ways to give back and make a dif ference. One way that they can do so that is often overlooked, said Tara Shaver with AARP, is by providing a temporary home for a pet from a local shelter. They could foster a dog or cat for a short period of time and experience all the bene fits of having a pet without the long-term commitment, she said. Its a very big need in the animal nonprofit community. They could save more lives and re-home more animals if they just had the fos ters to help during that transition period. Studies have shown that having a pet can bring health benefits to older adults, from lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels to reducing stress and easing depress ion. Senior Pet Connections i n Pinellas County of fers a ssistance to older Floridians living on lower incomes for their pet s food and medi cine. Shaver said the need for homes is especially great for older dogs, who often are ag ood fit for older adults since t hey dont need to be taught n ew tricks. An older dog is usually housebroken and has some basic training skills under their belt, Shaver said. Theyre usually mor e adjusted and settled in, which is great for someone who may not have all the time and energy that a puppyr equir es. In addition, Shaver said that if someone decides to give the dog theyr e fostering a fur ever home, many rescue or ganizations waive the fees for approved senior-to-senior adoptions. More information on Senior Pet Connections is online at states.aarp.org. Resear ch on pets and health is at petsfor theelderly .or g. HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER I am so proud to be the principal of Yulee Primary School! says M isty Mathis. 1303 JASMINE STREET FERNANDINA BEACH, FL 32034 N eeds volunteers to help Nassau C ountyfamilieswho need food, shelter a nd basic necessities. Call:904.261.7000 for more information.N L P S A
A merica s attention r ecently t ur ned away fr om the viol ence in Iraq and Gaza t oward the violence in Ferguson, Mo., following the shooting of Michael Br o wn. While all the facts surrounding the shooing have yet to come to light, the shock of seeing police using tear gas (a substance banned in warfare) and other military-style weapons against A merican citizens, including journali sts exercising their First A mendment rights, has started a m uch-needed debate on police mili tarization. The incr easing use of military equipment by local police is a symptom of growing authoritarianism, not the cause. The cause is policies that encourage police to see Americans as enemies to subjugate, rather than as citizens to protect and serve. This attitude is on display not only in Fer guson, but in the police lockdown following the Boston Marathon bombing and in the Americans killed and injured in no-knock raids conducted by militarized SWAT teams. One particularly tragic victim of police militarization and the war on drugs is baby Bounkham. This infant was sever ely bur ned and put in a coma by a flash-bur n grenade thrown into his crib by a SWAT team member who burst into the infantsr oom looking for methamphetamine. As shocking as the case of baby Bounkham is, no one should be surprised that empowering police to stop consensual (though perhaps har mful and immoral) activities has led to a gr owth of authoritarian attitudes and behaviors among governm ent of ficials and politicians. Those w ondering why the local police increasingly look and act like an occupying militar y for c e should con sider that the dr ug war was the justi fication for the Defense Departments program, which last year gave local police depart-m ents almost $450 million worth of surplus military equipment. This i ncluded armored vehicles and grenades like those that were used to maim baby Bounkham. T oday the war on dr ugs has been eclipsed by the war on terror as an all-purpose excuse for expanding the police state. W e are all familiar with how the federal government increased police power after September 11 via the Patriot Act, TSA, and other Homeland Security programs. Not as widely known is how the war on ter r or has been used to justify the increased militarization of local police depar tments to the detriment of our liberty. Since 2002, the Department of Homeland Security has provided over $35 billion in grants to local gover nments for the purchase of tactical gear, military-style armor and mine-resistant vehicles. The threat of terrorism is used to justify these grants. However the small towns that receive tanks and other military weapons do not just put them into storage until a real ter-r orist thr eat emer ges. Instead, the military equipment is used for routine law enforcement. Politicians love this pr ogram because it allows them to brag to their local media about how they ar e keeping their constituents safe. Of course, the military-industrial complexs new kid brother, the law enforcement-industrial complex, wields tremendous influence on Capitol Hill. Even many so-called pr ogr essives suppor t police milita rization to curry favor with police unions. Reversing the danger ous trend of the militarization of local police can start with ending all federal involvement in local law enforcement. Fortunately, all that requires is for Congress to begin following the Constitution, which forbids the federal gover nment fr om contr olling or funding local law enforcement. Ther e is also no justification for fed eral dr ug laws or for using the threat of terrorism as an excuse to treat all people as potential criminals. However, Congress will not restore constitutional government on its own; the American people must demand that Congress stop facilitating the gr owth of an authoritarian police state that threatens their liberty. Ron Paul is a for mer congr essman and pr esidential candidate. He can be reached at RonPaulChannel.com. Given the r ecent meetings, media r eports and blogs concerning the O cean Highway & Port Authority ( OHPA) and its pending 10 Year M aster Plan its important that the citizens of Nassau County are given the facts about your OHP A and how it affects you. The OHPA is not a familiar household word or a topic most people in our county under s tand. This series of ar ticles is neede d to inform all 75,000 citizens of N assau County about the what where how and why concerning this remarkable asset. WHAT The OHPA was chartered in 1941 by the state to enable Nassau County to prosper and grow in new ways. W e ar e a body politic a nd corporate, a public entity cr eate d by the legislature operating withi n Florida laws gover n ing corpora tions. We are an independent district meaning we are not an arm of the county or a ny city governm ents. We dont t ax, pass or enforce l aws. We are a publicly owned business (yours vast opportunities and serious obligations to benefita ll 75,000 of us in o ur county and t he 1.5 million citizens in Northeast Florida. HOW We are authorized to engage in enterprises that stimulate the economy and create our ultimate objective jobs. These include the ocean ter minal, owning and/or oper a ting a pulp or paper mill; oil r efineri es; radio stations; hotels and motels; e nter t ainment, parks and r ecr eation facilities; gas, water, sewer and electric utilities; roads, railroads, bridges, airpor ts and more. The list i s extensive. See the Charter online b y searching Florida Chapter 20052 93 (PDF versionni ngs from these businesses can be used to pay down our debt or as seed money for new enterprises with the same goal of improving the area economy and creating jobs. We are funded by our ear nings fr om opera t ions, issuing bonds and cer tificates a nd from grants when available. W HERE The OHPA may operate in Nassau, Duval and Baker counties in Florida. We may also operate anywhere in Georgia as long as our business complies with the laws of that state. We know of no other por t char ter pr oviding such a b r oad scope of opportunities. We m ust not waste them. W HY Our purpose as stated in the charter is to benefit the citizens of Nassau County and Florida. We can pr ovide that benefit only by e ngaging in our authorized business a ctivities. On our maritime side the s hips and cargo loading and unloadi ng at the terminal are a means to that end. Every resident of Nassau County and Nor t heast Florida is a beneficiary of the OHPA activities. According to Enterprise Florida our economic impact pays of f at a ratio of s even to one! Each dollar invested by t he citizens in their port yields a posi tive financial impact of seven dollars. Where else can you get a 700 percent return on investment? GROWTH OF THE MARINE TERMINAL? Your port terminal is very small with no elbow room to expand today A Fer nandina Beach c ity or dinance prohibits our growing s outhward into the Historic District. T he pr o per ty to our nor th is owned by RockTenn Paper. If they allow the OHPA to purchase any of their proper ty, we may be able to physically g row a little. Property to our east is t wo acres of saltwater wetland. To m ake use of that land we would be r equired to mitigate (replace) it by creating new wetlands at a ratio making it unaf f ordable and impractical. The Amelia River lies to our west. INLAND GROWTH About two years ago the OHP A engaged the s er vices of a local developer to assist i n finding economic development o pportunities. That has resulted in many ongoing efforts such as participation in the Crawford Diamond project in the western part of our county, fiber optic cable lines and a new manufacturing company that will expor t thr ough our por t with e nough non-tr uck volume to begin s hip service to/from Asia. R ichar d Br uce is Commissioner District 1, Ocean Highway & Port Authority of Nassau County. VIEWPOINT /R ICHARD B RUCE /O CEAN H IGHWAY & P ORT A UTHORITY Here are facts about your Port Authority Im sitting here as I write with my windows open. Its warm and balmy outdoors. The dog days are shuffling toward their demise, panting breathlessly as they begin to fade. Its just before sunset, which is my favorite time of the day. At this time of the year, the whole world seems suffused with a shimmering golden glow as the sun bids farewell. A solar encore, o ne last brilliant, pear-colored splash and then exit, stage west. It smites me in an almost spiritual way that stubbornly resists my will to define. But theres something else that my heart and soul strongly desires during the dwindling weeks of summer. Each evening, I like to find a spot on our back deck or near a window so thatI can listen to the cicadas singing in the trees. T he shrill, frantic, love-struck trilling fills me to the brim with a fleeting honeysuckled taste of d j vu. Ive been here before. Ive heard this song before. Ive felt this thrilling sensation in the marrow of my bones before. I can almost reach out and touch it, but not quite, because when I try, it quickly vanishes like a highway heat mirage when you get too close to it, only to reappear further down the road, certain, i nsistent, but always just out of reach. In the failing daylight, when the trees are m ad with the skirling of countless millions of the thumb-sized, iridescent winged creatures, I stumble headlong into my boyhood, decades past and still waiting for me to come home. Home was rural South Georgia. The first time I remember hearing the cicadas song, I mean hearing it not so much as one hears other noises and sounds, but in the deep, visceral way that settles into your gut, was one day as I dozed like a sleepy cat during the noonday heat in the creaking porch swing at my g randmothers house. I mightve been 11, perhaps 12. But I remember it as vividly and as fondly as a summer romance. Ive puzzled over it so many times over the too rapidly passing years and Ive come to believe that my reminiscence is firmly rooted in the beginnings of m y own sensual awakening and the timid journey that is the eternally curious and sometimes p ainful transition from nave childhood to the steamy, murky jungles of adolescence. I was beginning to notice girls. And, sometimes to my mortification, notice the sort of things that happen when a young boy filled with the sap of summer notices when he begins to notice members of the fairer sex. B ack in those days, we didnt call them cicadas. We called them locusts. Some people s till do. My grandmothers yard was full of tall pines stretching their scented arms to the heavens as if in Pentecostal prayer. My friends, including a girl who insisted on hanging out with us, sometimes to my annoyance but at other times to my secret delight, and I would scour every inch of pine bark on every tree in the yard for the crispy discarded husks the locust sheds when it transitions from soft, vulnerable nymph to mature adult to begin the summer long love song that reaches its shrieking crescendo in September. We talked about John the Baptist pouring wild honey on the crunchy shells and eating them because thats w hat it said in the Bible, wasnt it? And we all agreed that if this was the requirement for salvation, we were as doomed as the dead armadillos littering the highway. We would not eat those dry corpses, no matter how hard the Lord begged or demanded, or how much tupelo honey he poured forth upon those pale, flimsy remains. It never occurred to any of us at the time t hat the skeletons on the trees were the cast off clothing of the final, breathless love story of s ummer. Had I known then what I know now, perhaps I wouldve paid closer attention to those days dribbling by as sweetly as cane syrup. The cicadas song though it will always remain a locust in my heart is one of love and the verdant fulfillment of the cycle of life and d eath. At once an intensely sensual ballad, but destined for doom. A Romeo and Juliet tale writ e ternal for all of us, passion flaming but too beautiful to survive. The cicada mates and dies. 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M ALOY J R ., P UBLISHER M ICHAEL P ARNELL E DITOR M IKE H ANKINS A DVERTISING D IRECTOR R OBERT F IEGE P RODUCTION D IRECTOR B OB T IMPE C IRCULATION D IRECTOR A NGELINE M UDD B USINESS O FFICE M ANAGER S I P E RRY A S SISTANT E D ITOR B ETH J ONES S PORTS E DITOR D INK N E S MITH P RESIDENT T OM W OOD C HAIRMAN C UP OF JOE Joe Palmer Bruce VIEWP OINT / R O N P A UL / F O RMER C O NGRE SSMAN L o cal police dont need military equipment M M a a t t h h s s k k i i l l l l s s It has come to my attention that ther e wer e some factual inaccuracies in the article Math skills = good j obs (Sept. 3 I believe the r epor ter did not hear cor r ect ly during our follow-up phone conversation what we consider star ting salaries for skilled and non-skilled production workers. The article states that non-skilled starting wages are in the $13,000 to $14,000 range when in fact the starting average wage is in the $13-$14/hour range equating to an annual compensation of approximately $28,000. Regar ding skilled pr oduction, the ar ticle indicates an annual salar y of $17,000 to $18,000 when in fact the annual average compensation is appr oximately $36,000. I was contacted by the Nassau County Economic Development Board regarding these irregularities and wish to have them corrected. All of our disclosures were discussed prior to the for um so as to pr ovide a basis for r ecruiting for new manufacturing jobs in Nassau County. Thank you in advance for your prompt consideration. Joe Oller Florida Machine Works B B a a i i l l e e y y R R o o a a d d The ar ea ar ound Bailey Road is undergoing expansion with a new subdivision of Amelia Dunes and the nearly completed Isle de Mai, which will put over 300 homes along this road. The concern is twofold: drainage and sidewalks. The drainage consists of two ditches that ar e usually full of water seeming to go nowhere. The other need is for wide sidewalks that can allow pedestrians as well as bike access to the shopping areas as well as the beach. We also have an elder gentleman in this ar ea that uses his electric wheelchair to access shopping on Sadler by driving down Bailey. We also have no access to the beach other than by car. If the sidewalk were built it would relieve some parking at the beach access points. Completion of a sidewalk along Simmons including the Florida Public Utilities right of way would pr ovide access to many r esidential communities. The need is now not many years from now, or before someone gets hurt using the dangerous added two feet to Amelia Island Parkway for bike, or driving down Bailey where within a year over 500 cars will be in nearby residences. James E. Pound Fernandina Beach VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
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May my prayer come before you; tuwe should count it a blessing when we are feeling lowly and humbled.Psalm88:1-2 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 storeup treasure in heaven, for "where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (Matthew 6:21 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 are already saved, but rather to save the lost. The healthy do not need a doctor,but the sick do. Wewould do well to remember here that the scribes and Pharisees wereparadigms of virtue, rich in spirit and proud of their piety,but, didn't seem to need or heed Jesus's message. Jesus had vastly moreto 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. Ambiguous Loss Barnabas leads way in nutrition education P articipants of Barnabas i naugural Cooking Matters p rogram recently completed their six-week course of nutri tional education and hands-on cooking instruction. The goal of the pr ogram is to help lowto moderate-income families l earn how to prepare afforda ble meals that are tasty and h ealthy. Cooking Matters classes ar e fr e e and are fun as well as educational. Each class is led by a team of volunteers, including a chef, nutritionist and assistants. These volun t eers are trained to help part icipants make changes to t heir eating, cooking and food-shopping habits. Each par t icipant r e ceives a resource guide that contains healthy recipes, shopping strategies, nutritional guides and kitchen safetyb asics. O ne of their favorite classe s involved a shopping trip to t he W a lmar t Super center in Y u lee, where they used the information they had learned to evaluate food labels, deter mining nutritional content and the health values of foods they wer e purchasing. The next Cooking Matters c lass begins Monday Oct. 6. F or more information, contact Virginia Caraway at 261-7000, e xt. 126. The Cooking Matters program offered through Bar nabas is a par t nership with FLIP ANY (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth) and Share Our Strength, a nation-a l organization that addresses c hild hunger More than 3,000 childr e n and another 10,000 adults in Nassau County experience hunger or food insecur ity that is, they often do not know where their next meal is coming from. Bar nabas addr e sses hunger in Nassau County by providing emergency food to individuals and families through partnerships with theH unger Coalition of Nassau C ounty Nourishment Network and Feeding Northeast Florida. Last year, more than 247,000 pounds of f ood wer e provided to 3,129 households through the Barnabas food pantry and mobile food pantries. The nonpr ofit agency recently expanded its food program to include more fresh and frozen foods, nutri-t ional education and a teachi ng kitchen for hands-on instr u ction in healthy cooking. Visit www.Barnabas Nassau.org. SUBMITTED Graduates and volunteers of the recent Barnabas Cooking Matters class, from left, include Fannie Brown, class participant; Robert Peck, volunteer chef; Marie Wesley, par ticipant; V irginia Caraway, program coordinator; Roque Matagolai, participant; and Betty McMillen, participant. The Amelia Island Blues F estival is returning to Main Beach Sept. 12 and 13, and is p artnering again with the Barnabas Food Pantry. Want to get a discount on your ticket or the opportunity to win a signed guitar? Simply bring one or more non-perishable food items on Friday,S ept. 12 to donate to the Barnabas Food Pantry and r eceive $5 off the gate price. Bring a food donation on Saturday, Sept. 13 to donate to the pantry and receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a guitar signed by one of the featured artists. Blues lovers will appreciate this years powerful lineup. F riday begins at 6 p.m. featuring Roger Hurricane Wilson and the Blues In School Band f ollowed by The Mojo Roots. S aturday blues begins at 12:15 p .m. featuring Ben Prestage, the Matthew Curry Band, Ber n ard Allison, Samantha Fish, John Primer and Curtis Salgado. D ont worry about where to park. Parking is available n ear the stage both days in the premium parking area for $10 per car, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting local charities. So be sure to take advantage of the convenient premium parking. B arnabas Center is especially grateful for the opportun ity to partner with the Amelia Island Blues Festival once again this year. Come and enjoy the fabulous music and support a nonprofit organization that provides critical services to residents in crisis throughout Nassau County. For more event informat ion and tickets visit www.ameliaislandbluesfest.co m. Barnabas houses and m aintains the largest food p antry in Nassau County. For m ore information on Barnabas Center and its services, visit www barnabas nassau.org. SUBMITTED B arnabas employees, standing, from left, include Barbara Decker, Nancy Bullen, Marla McDaniel and Cathy Glascock. Seated are Robert Peck and Mary Pitcher. The Amelia Island Blues Festival is partnering with the agency to collect items for its food pantry during the festival. Three Bs are back Blues, Barnabas and Main Beach GIVING LOCKS, WITH LOVE Fernandina Beach Christian Academy is ver y pr oud of fourth grader Morgan Coleman for donating her beautiful hair to Locks of Love to support cancer research and eradicate this deadly disease. Morgan is an outstanding academic student and a young Christian leader at FBCA. She and her mom and dad are involved in many activities at the academy SUBMITTED Youth Mental Health First Aid comes to Nassau Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare is launching a new Youth Mental Health First Aid program in Nassau County. The agency will train adults t hat interact with teens to improve mental health literacy by helping them identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness in an adolescent. Nassau Countys first Youth Mental Health First Aid training will be held Oct. 9 and 10 at the Fernandina B each Police Department. We are thrilled to bring the Youth Mental Health First Aid training to our community, said Dr. Laureen Pagel, CEO of Starting Point. This important educational effort goes beyond emergency intervention; it really helps people understand the myths and misperceptions facing youth who experience mental health challenges. It will help rid this community of the associated s tigma and move more and m ore people to understandi ng the resiliency of our young people. Youth Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour training certification course designed for parents, family members, teachers, healthcare workers a nd other concerned citizens w ho work with youth (ages 1 2-18). The pr o gram teaches par ticipants a five-step action plan to assess a situation, select and implement interventions and secure appropriate care for the young person who is e xperiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Studies have proven the CPR-like program is effective in improving knowledge of mental disorders, reducing stigma and increasing the amount of help provided to o thers. Starting Point staff members Carrie Anderson-Mays and Katrina RobinsonWheeler were certified by the National Council to provide the Youth Mental Health First Aid program in August through an instructor certification course in Atlanta, Ga. The two instructors have been teaching Adult Mental Health First Aid in Nassau County since February. More than 50 c ommunity members and 30 p olice officers have received t he certification. Mental Health First Aid training classes are offered via open community classes or scheduled individually for groups and organizations. For more information or t o participate in training, visit m hfanassau.com or call S tarting Point Behavioral Health at 225-8280. U U r r g g e e n n t t n n e e e e d d f f o o r r u u s s e e d d e e y y e e g g l l a a s s s s e e s s The Nassau County Volunteer Center, in partnership with the Lions Club of Fer nandina Beach, has announced that it is collecting used and about-to-be discar d ed eyeglasses, sunglasses and hearing aids for use in developing countries to improve the quality of life At the present time, there is an urgent need for these items. Please consider dr opping off your old glasses or hearing aids at the offices of the Nassau County Volunteer Center at 1303 Jasmine Str eet, Suite 104A. The Nassau County Volunteer Center enlists volunteers to suppor t nonpr ofit agencies and their work in Nassau County and conducts projects of its own to assist those in need. Call 261-2771 or email email@example.com. V isit volun teernassau.org and Facebook. The Amelia Island Ostomy G roup will resume its monthl y meetings on Sept. 29 at 6:30 p .m. in the boardroom of Baptist Medical Center Nassau. All those with ostomies, their families, professionals or anyone facing ostomy sur ger y, are welcome to attend. T he goal of the group is to p r ovide infor mation, suppor t a nd education. The boar d room is located off the main lobby of the hospital. Parking is free and the facility is handicapped accessible. For mor e infor mation, contact Eileen Widerman at (215 Accor ding to the United O stomy Association of A merica, 750,000 men, women a nd children (including infants) have an ostomy. They eliminate bodily waste through an abdominal opening, called a stoma, into a pouch. There are three major types of ostomies: colostomy ( diversion fr om the large intestine), ileostomy (diversion from the small intestine) and urostomy (diversion from the kidneys). People under go this pr o cedure for a number of reasons, including, but not limit ed to, cancer, uncontrolled inflammator y bowel disease ( Crohns and/or Ulcerative C olitis), abdominal trauma or b irth defects. Ostomies can be permanent or temporary. More than 140,000 procedures are done each year in the U.S. The majority of people who have an ostomy live normal lives, withf ew dietary or activity restrict ions. A lthough ther e can be complications, such as a blockage or hernia, in the absence of other conditions, having an ostomy does not shor ten life expectancy in fact, the pr o cedure usually prolongs lives and, for those who str uggled w ith crippling gastr ointestinal o r urinar y symptoms, greatly i mproves quality of life The surgery is major, and afterwards individuals must lear n self care and adjust to a new body image. In conjunction with medical pr ofessionals, ostomy g r oups are a valuable educational and support resource before, at the time of, and following surgery. Those who attend say they learn so much fr om the experiences of others and find it freeing to meet others who have been thr ough what they have. Os t om y support group r e sum e s on Sept. 29
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Reflections post Labor Day Most can remember their first real job. The one with a time card, a boss and a real paycheck. It was our introduction to being superv ised, beyond our parents and teachers. Paying taxes e ntered the equation, unlike mowing grass or shoveling the neighbors driveway. The paycheck was the culmination of a week, and it was a sense of pride to collect. In 1971, on the verge of turning 16, my father said, Time to get a job I have bought your last pair of blue jeans. It was mid-winter, in the middle of the school year. Shields ice cream shop hired me at $1.45 an hour to wash dishes. Once they figured you could run a register, you moved to ice cream s cooper. The big prestige position was short-order cook, which I did for a year or so. A big deal was made of an unprecedented 25-cent raise to $1.70, after some t ime at cook. Will never forget those days. Read an interesting article in the Asheville Citizen Times Labor Day edition. P art of it was the five most c ommon jobs in the U.S. (I w ould never use common to d escribe a job.) They are: 1) r e tail salesperson, 4.5 million; 2) cashier, 3.3 million; 3) food preparation and ser vice, 3 million; 4) office clerk, 2.8 million; 5) regis-t ered nurse, 2.7 million. For t hose in school or the job m arket, a hint to where to l ook. A few facts cited: First Labor Day celebrated in New York City in 1882 by 10,000 workers. Number of employed, 16 and older 155.6 million. Percent of full-time workers with health insurance 8 4.5 percent. P ercent who work from home 4.4 percent. Average commute time 25.7 minutes. S tate minimum wages were listed on a U.S. map. Florida was grouped in the upper range at $7.93. Washington, D.C., the highest at $9.50, followed by Washington state at $9.32. Oregon at $9.10 and California at $9 round out t he West Coast trend. The head-scratcher is Hawaii at $7.25, equal to the lowest, and with high living costs. Whatever you do to make a contribution to the world b y laboring in any job, thank you. For those searching for labor, be persistent and do something wher e the environment (job and peoples uits you. Being compensate d for a good days work is a lmost as basic a need as o ur daily meals. Most A mericans spend a good part of their waking hours in pursuit of accomplishment and financial r ewards. Labor is a vital part of our society. H ope your upcoming w ork year is rewarding. H ave a good week. R ick Keffer owns and o perates Rick Kef f er Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Yulee. He invites questions or positive stories about automobile use and ownership. r firstname.lastname@example.org KEFFER C ORNER RickKeffer BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER J ohn W. Beckett, left, son John H. and longtime customer Hubert Lee at Johns Barber Shop on Eighth Street. 50 years of haircuts, gossip B ETH JONES News-Leader W hen John W. B eckett was s tudying to become a barber, he practiced on his fathers customers. In the wash bay on a Coca-Cola crate, Beckett said of Becketts Pure Oil Service Station on Eighth Street. That was just practice. Beckett spent three years a t Reds Barber Shop on U niversity Boulevar d in J acksonville befor e opening up his own business on the island. He set up shop at 403 S. Eighth St. in 1964, offering haircuts for $1.25, 25 cents extra for a flat top. Johns Barber Shop has b een on Eighth Street in F er nandina Beach for the past 50 years and, after Becketts retirement after 42 years, son John H. has kept the business going. A haircut costs $13 now b ut customers can still enjoy a shave with a straight razor a rarity these days. A lot of barbers dont use them but we still do, Beckett said. A lot of old timers expect you to use that razor The price may have changed over the years butn ot much else. John s Barber S hop is still a place to catch up on the local news and/or gossip. The difference between a barber shop and a beautys hop is a barber shop deals w ith facts, Beckett laughs. B eckett built r e lationships w ith his customers over the 4 2 years he ran the barbershop and he still remembers his first haircut at his own place. I opened the first morning, he said. The Chevr olet dealership was acr oss the s tr eet. Three guys were s tanding out fr ont talking, salesmen. Mr. Bridgers came across the street. He lost the c oin toss. He was my first customer B y default perhaps, but all three became patrons. Johns Barber Shop survived the long-haired craze of the 1970s. That put a lot of barbers out of business, Beckett said. The few that stayed with them helped them to surv ive. While his son keeps the family business going, Beckett and wife Delor es are enjoying their retirement. But that doesnt keep the scissors out of his hands. I still work occasionally h e said. F or information, call Johns Barber Shop at 2616060. 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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER5, 2014 NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINABEACH, FL ORIDA 10A Upward Basketball and Cheerleading Registration at First Baptist Fernandina is now open for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade. Upward Basketball and Cheerleading is not only fun for children but a great fit for families. The programs conveniently fit into a family's busy schedule with no travel teams and just a one-hour practice and one-hour game each week. Coaches use practices and games to teach and build basketball skills while making sure the kids have fun. Kids will also learn teamwork and build self-esteem in the basketball leagues and kids basketball camps, making for a positive sports experience. Cheerleading is becoming more popular throughout North America and the Upward cheerleading programs strive to teach the basics in a fun environment. This foundation in cheerleading will help kids cheer successfully at the next level. Each coach will make fun a priority as they teach kids cheerleading skills to each child on the squad and, since there are no tryouts, every child will have the chance to bring the crowd to their feet. Busy families can even take part in the cheerleading programs because games and practices are one hour each per week. Deadline for registration is Nov. 22. This year, basketball shorts and cheerleading mock turtlenecks are included at no additional cost. Early r egistration (before Oct. 30) is $75. After Oct. 30, the fee is $90. First Baptist, Fernandina is located at 1600 S. Eighth St. V isit http://Upward. FBFirst.com or drop by the church office during regular business hours and pick up a r egistration form.Regist er now for Upward basketball at First B aptist The third annual Ben Byrns Runway Rally will be held at 8 a.m. Sept. 27. There will be a 5K run and a onemile Fun Run on the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport runways and taxiways. T iming chips will track times this year. Pre-register at Current Running, 815 S. Eighth St.; 1st Place Sports, all locations in Jacksonville; or at www.BenByrns.com. Day of race, register at 7 a.m. at airport site. Fees are $25 for the 5K through Sept. 19, $30 thereafter; and $15 for children. There will be awards in each age group. Overall male/female winners will r eceive an aerial tour from McGill Aviation. All one-mile finishers will receive an award. Dry-fit T-shirts for adults, cotton for kids. Special aerial fly-overs will begin the rally. Proceeds benefit local programs that instill and equip teens and children with life skills and self-esteem in order to make better choices in their lives. V isit www.BenByrns.com for information. 3rd Ben Byrns Runway Rally set for Sept. 27 Nassau 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 on the Nassau Bassmasters.Nassau Bassmasters meetings in CallahanTU R TLE TROT PHOTOS BY ED HARDEE/SPECIALHundreds of runners started their Labor Day with a beach run Monday at Main Beach. The Turtle Trot 5K was hosted by the Amelia Island Runners club and began just a few minutes after sunrise. The annual event benefits the Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch, sea turt le patrols at Fort Clinch State Park and the club's running programs. First overall men's finisher was Zachary Yates, 24, who finished in 20: 18, right. A young finisher in the youth run, left. First overall women's finisher, Kelly Gilfillan, 39, finishing in 23:03, left. Right, start of the one-mile fun run, one of two kids runs held after the 5K. The start of the 5K, heading south on the beach.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 11AFRIDAY, SEPTEMBER5, 2014 SPORTS News-Leader YULEE HIGH SCHOOL V arsity Football Sept. 5POTTERS 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 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 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 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 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 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 FERNANDINABEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL Football Sept. 9Open Sept. 16YULEE6:00 Sept. 23at Callahan5:00 Sept. 30Open Oct. 7BAKER COUNTY(HC)6:00 Oct. 14at Episcopal6:00 Oct. 22at Bolles5:00 2014 SCHEDULES SPORTS SHORTSC C h h i i K K u u n n g g a a t t T T a a i i C C h h i iFirst Coast Tai Chi now offers Tai Chi and Chi Kung. Semi-private lessons available with 1-5 participants per each 40-minute session at Vital Motion Studio, first building on the left, at the Amelia Island Yacht Basin, 251 Creekside Drive, Fernandina Beach. Health conditioning with Qigong or traditional training in Taiji forms. Both standing and seated routines offered for all needs. Cost is $40 first student, $10 each additional student for a maximum of five. All participants must sign an exercise waiver. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and shoes. T ai Chi (Taiji) is suitable for all ages and provides many health benefits, including lowering blood pressure, boosting circulation and cardio-vascular health, improving balance, reducing the risk of falls (especially in seniors), increasing overall health and wellbeing including relieving Fibromyalgia symptoms and boosting immunity to diseases such as shingles. T ai Chi (Taiji) and Chi Kung (Qigong) classes offer authentic, Eastern methods providing noticeable results. Call 583-0677 with questions or to schedule an appointment.A A r r m m a a d d a a F F C C t t r r y y o o u u t t s sJacksonvilles professional soccer team, the Armada FC, is looking for local and regional players to potentially join the roster as the club begins play in the North American Soccer League in spring 2015. Male players age 16 and over are invited to attend open tryouts Sept. 20 and 21. Armada FC general manager Dario Sala will join with head coach Jos Luis Villarreal and his coaching staff to evaluate and identify players for possible spots on the Armada FC 2015 squad roster. T ryouts will be held at Episcopal High School, 4455 Atlantic Blvd. Players must pre-register for the tryouts at www. armadafc.com. The registration fee to participate is $100 per player, per tryout and must be made online during the registration process. Players will be required to download and complete additional registration forms and present the completed forms prior to the start of the training. Spaces at the open tryouts are limited and are by pre-registration only. Prospective players should visit www.armadafc.com or call (904) 516-3795.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 Ten Acres. Social hour at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m. Contact Commodore Roger Henderson at (904) 624-2711 or email@example.com or visit www.ameliaislandsailing.org.N N S S F F A A m m e e e e t t i i n n g g s sThe Nassau Sport Fishing Association holds its monthly business meetings on the second Wednesday at Kraft Ten Acres, 961023 Buccaneer Trail, Fernandina Beach. The social get-togethers are held on the fourth Wednesday. Additional information, directions and reservations are available on the NSFAwebsite at www.nsfafish.net. The Nassau Sport Fishing Association, founded in 1983, is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, created to develop and promote saltwater fishing in the Nassau County area while adhering to state, federal and local regulations, to encourage compliance with rules of water safety by club members and the general public and to promote youth-related community and other civic minded activities. Contact President John Hartrich at 206-0817 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Y Y u u l l e e e e L L i i t t t t l l e e L L e e a a g g u u e eY ulee Little League will hold its annual board meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 24 in the gymnasium of the Yulee Sports Complex, Goodbread Road.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 o o w w l l i i n n g g l l e e a a g g u u e e s sA senior league bowling is offered at 9:30 a.m. Wednes-days at Nassau Bowling off US 17 in Yulee. The group also meets for Christian league at 6 p.m. Thursdays.B B o o u u l l e e s s C C l l u u b bAmelia Island Boules Club holds petanque pickup games Saturdays at 9:30 a.m., W ednesdays at 4:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. at the Fernandina Beach courts at the south end of the downtown marina. Petanque (pay-tonk) is a cousin of both horseshoes and bocce, the Italian bowling game. Public welcome. Call 491-1190.A A u u x x i i l l i i a a r r y y m m e e e e t t s sU.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Amelia Island Flotilla 14-1, meets the first Thursday in the Amelia Island Lighthouse Cottage, located on OHagan Lane on Lighthouse Circle. Call 261-1889 for information.O O r r g g a a n n i i z z e e d d b b i i k k e e r r i i d d e e s sThere are organized bicycle rides Thursdays starting at 9 a.m. and Saturdays starting at 8:30 a.m. All rides start from Main Beach. Park near the miniature golf course. Cyclists of all abilities are welcome. Riders of A(18-21), B (14-17), C (up to 14 mph) and S (social ride, speed of the slowest rider in the group) all participate. The ride will be around 30 miles with rest stops along the way and loops back to the starting point at around 10 miles before continuing on the remaining 20 miles of the route. Anyone who joins the group will not be left behind. Lunch is optional. There is also a regular ride Mondays for experienced road cyclists starting at 9 a.m. at various locations on Amelia Island and in Nassau County. The starting points and distances for these rides will be announced. Helmets and a bicycle in good working condition are mandatory. Call 261-5160 or visit www. ameliaislandcycling.com, www.sports.groups.yahoo. com/group/sriders or www. nfbc.us for information.SUMMER CHAMPS SUBMITTEDThe Long Point winning competitors are pictured although many other team members competed throughout the season enabling the team to reach this pinnacle. The Amelia Island Club is the 2014 Jacksonville Summer Team champion. The final round, which began Aug. 14 at 9:04 a.m. at Marsh Landing Country Club, concluded some 27 hours later on Aug. 15. W eather moved in on the teams Thursday afternoon with just a few holes to play for B and C teams. The sirens went off at Marsh Landing and play was suspended due to severe weather and lightning alerts. The teams retired to the clubhouse and enjoyed lunch and conversation and waited the afternoon out to see if things might improve. After a four-hour wait, the captain and pro shop staff determined that all the competitors had to reconvene on Friday morning at Marsh Landing even the A teams, which had completed their match. (In the event of a playoff, they had to be available). It was close but it came down to the final putt for the C teams on the final hole of r egulation play and Amelia Island took the championships with a one-point lead after all three matches had been completed. The competitors for this final match were Pat Gieg, Nancy Hurley, Marti Cain, Beth Hughes, Sandy Clower and Jane Sichau. About 40 years ago, there was a group of Jacksonville women who did not like not being able to play in the summertime. Most of their foursomes had gone back north for the hot months. So, they created the Jacksonville Summer Team Play League. It has grown substantially with approximately 24 or more clubs involved each year. The clubs are divided into areas over a seven-year rotation, which results in having all clubs play each and every club over those years. Four areas have six clubs involved; this can change according to membership. The six clubs play each other twice during the season. There is a winner for each area. Those winners then play a wildcard, the four teams with the next highest scores from all the areas combined. The Amelia Island Club, Long Point was a wildcard, having lost its area to The King and Bear. They then defeated Fernandina Beach, the winner of their area, and proceeded to defeat Plantation. At that point, the finals were set up for Long Point versus King and Bear. Long Point won its first championship but probably not its last.Am elia captures summer crownP P l l a a y y f f o o r r S S t t . J J u u d d e eChili's in Yulee is hosting its first golf tournament benefiting St. Jude Children's Hospital Sept. 15 at North Hampton, which is also one of the corporate sponsors. Entry fee is $75 per person and includes barbecue lunch, cart, green fees, range balls, a goodie bag and prizes, including $25,000 for a hole-in-one, sponsored by iDrive Car Club. Get a foursome together; individual players will be assigned a foursome. Applications and completed entry forms can be picked up and dropped off up at Chili's, 463756 SR 200. Entry fees requested by Sept. 10. For information, contact Chili's Yulee manager Steve Gibson at 225-8666.G G r r i i d d i i r r o o n n g g o o l l f fThe third annual College Gridiron Golf Classic will be Oct. 3 at the Golf Club of Amelia Island. The captain's choice event benefits the Fernandina Beach High School Foundation. Box lunch and tailgate party included. Register at 11 a.m. Kickoff is at 12:30 p.m. For information, call Durand Childers at 491-9820 or email raquelvanlennep@ gmail.com.O O c c t t o o b b e e r r 4 4 B B a a l l l lThe Fernandina Beach Men's Golf Association announces its 33rd annual October 4 Ball tournament at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club Oct. 11-12 with over $3,000 in cash and prizes. T wo-man handicapped format with Saturday captain's choice and Sunday better ball shotgun start at 9 a.m. There will be three flights based on age; under 60 white tees, 60-71 gold tees and over 71 red tees with an eight-shot differential in team handicaps. Entry fee is $99 and includes greens and cart fees, range balls, hole-in-one prizes for Saturday and Sunday, closest to pin prizes on three other par 3s both days, straightest drive prize Saturday and hot dog and burger lunch each day. There is also an optional skins game each day and a cash winner-take-all putting contest Saturday. Players must be FBMGA members. Join as a tournament member for $30, which entitles players to participate in any FBMGA tournament in which the FBMGA has donated cash prizes at least six in 2015. Entry forms available at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club or by emailing John Rudd at email@example.com. G OLF TOURNAMENTS
12A F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 5, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK V V i i s s i i t t u u s s o o n n t t h h e e w w e e b b f f r r o o m m a a r r o o u u n n d d t t h h e e w w o o r r l l d d a a t t f f b b n n e e w w s s l l e e a a d d e e r r . c c o o m m Promoting literacy A LAN DONALDSON For the News-Leader A few folks who read this story may believe that a Boys & Girls Club is really nothing but a big after-school day care for the kids who join up. But readers should know that the p rograms provided by BGC for members are, without e xception, all aimed at teaching youngsters to develop skills in behavior and good character, improve physical fitness and to excel in academicsparticularly in literacy. The regular after-school program that concentrates on helping young people succ eed in school is called Power H our. Utilizing professionally d eveloped materials, staff and volunteers provide a training session on most days for all members of the club. Young people today frequently need practice in r eading books versus the abbreviated text mes-s ages they send and receive. P ower Hour emphasizes readi ng opportunities. Youngsters who need help with their school homework also can find it readily available. Plus those who need to develop computer skills can do so, using the custom pr ograms available only to BGC,w ith a tutor leading the way. L essons on various topics o f f er variety in lear ning experience, coupled with follow-up reading. And of essential impor tance is the discipline in behavior insisted upon by staff and volunteers: no noise is permitted from kids during Power Hour. The BGC Summer Camp program, seven weeks long, e mphasizes fun and safety for t he youngsters who sign up. B ut keeping up and expandi ng their literacy skills is not neglected. BGC provides the Read Across America program fr equently during the five-day week of summer camp. Read Across America is an i nitiative of the National E ducation Association. U sually r e ferred to simply as Read Across, it challenges kids to improve their understanding, pr onunciation and spelling of wor ds. It has been documented that youngsters with good reading skills succeed better in all school sub jects and those who honet heir reading skills during the s ummer have a real head s tart when school resumes. C or r ect use of and facility in English is clearly of great value for success in all aspects of their futur e life. Read Acr oss can help make that happen for BGC participants. T hese programs illustrate w hy many people who were m embers of Boys & Girls Clubs around the nation are quick to testify that their membership made a big posi tive dif fer ence in their lifetime success not just in school but as productivem embers of society. Those o pportunities are available h ere and now at both the Roberts Club on Lime Street in Fernandina and the Miller Club in Nassauville. APUBLICSERVICEANNOUNCMENT B YTHENE WS-LE ADER PHOTOS BY STAN COTTLE/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER Briana Floyd and Ellie Cranmer, above, say Read Across helped them build a bigger vocabular y for fourth grade this fall. Sam Simonds and Giovanni Leyva-Gonzales, top, said Read Across gave them a better appreciation of fun in reading.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 5 2014 N EWS -L EADER / F ERNANDINA B EACH F LORIDA B AMELIA CON CELEBRATION The first-ever Amelia Con will be held at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center and the W oman s Club today through Sunday. The anime, comic book anima tion, video game, f antasy, sci-fi and pop cul ture convention will f eature celebrity and comic book guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, Q&As, films, exhibits and more. Tickets start at $10. F or information or to purchase tickets visit www.ameliacon.com. The event is run by a husband and wife who grew up here and share a love of nerd or geek subculture. Amelia Con is a celebration of that cul ture and will f eature ce le brity guests including Caitlin Blackwood, actress, Doctor Who (Amelia Pond); Micah Solusod, anime (animation) artist and voice actor (Soul Eater, Guilty Crown, Co de:Breaker, Various); Sonny Strait, anime voice a ctor (D r agonb all Z, F ullme tal Alchemist, One Piece, Various); Ayu Sakata, independent video game writ er and anime v oice a ctre ss; and John Beatty, Marvel Comics and DC Comics illustrator. LARAMIE PROJECT AT PLAYHOUSE Amelia Musical Playhouse presents the Off Broadway play The Laramie Project tonight and Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at 1955 Island Walkway, Fernandina Beach. Tickets are $15 and are availa ble at the theat er www.ameliamusicalplayhouse.com or call the box office at 277 34 55 T he play, directed by Jeff Goldberg, tells an emotional story based on the reallife murder in 1998 of Mathew Shepard, the victim of this hat e crime because he was gay. The play is based upon real life interviews with members of the community who kne w Mathe w when he att ended c olle g e in the town. Townspeople are played by a cast of 22 local actors in short scenes that reflect the impact Mathew had upon the town when he was alive and the effect his death had on both the local and the world community. T his pla y contains adult themes and adult languag e; under 18 with p arent or guardian only IT CAME FROM THE ATTIC! The Amelia Island Museum of History invites y ou to the opening of its newest exhibition, It Came from the Attic; The Collections Exhibit, on Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. T he e xhibit will feature an assortment of private collection s pr ovided b y museum members, volunteers and staff. The act of collecting goes back to the earliest period of human culture, and has important sociological connotations. The thin gs we choose to fill our home s with s ay a great deal about what we value, and who we are as people. S e ver al of the c ollectors / donors will discuss their collections, followed by a reception and the unveiling of the new exhibit. This program is open to the public, with a suggested donation of $5 for members, and $10 for non-members. For more information contact Gray at 261-7378, e xt 102. O FF & O N T HE I SLAND ITTLE S HOP OF H ORRORS COMINGTO S T M ARYS PAGE 4B Amelia Community Theatre presents Hair, an American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, for four spectacular performances on its main s tage at 207 Cedar St. Flash back to 1968 with songs such as Aquarius, Hair, What a Piece of Work is Man, and Good Morning Sunshine. Be-In for this Happening at 8 p .m. on Sept. 19; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Sept. 20; and 2 p.m. on Sept. 21. All tickets are $25 and are a vailable at ameliac ommunitytheatr e.or g or by calling 2616749. Hair is Rrated for adult language, situations and subject matter. DAVID BURGHARDT ISLAND PHOTOGRAPHY HAIR COMING TO ACT T T he Nassau Humane Society is excited to announce that the date has been set for its 10th annual Pasta for Paws. The fundraiser will take place on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Atlantic Avenue Recreational Center in Fernandina Beach. Organizers expect more than 500 guests from the community to attend the event as dedicated supporters o f animal rescue and adopt ion. T his year the Nassau Humane Society has a few surprises, including special guest, Chef David of Osprey Village, and Early McCall playing his Margaretvillestyle music throughout the e vening, along with the popul ar huge silent auction. The annual event always features great food and is one of the most important fundraisers for the Humane Society This years dinner will i nclude spaghetti, meatballs, s alad, br ead, beverage and d esser t for $14. It s fr ee for children age 6 and younger and $10 for kids age 7-10. Pasta for Paws always features a wide variety of homemade desser ts to choose from, with extra desserts for o nly $2 each. Take-out will be a vailable. T i ckets ar e available at the NHS Second Chance resale stor e 1002 South 14th St., the NHS Dog Park, 641 Airport Road, and online at NassauHumaneSociety.com. For sponsorship information or donations for the Silent Auction, contact KellyM onti at volunteer@nas sauhumanesociety.com. Pasta for Paws is a gr e at way for the community to come together and have delicious food, lots of fun and help raise funds for the fur ry friends at the Amelia Island s helter. S o far this fiscal year, N assau Humane Society has found homes for 527 cats and dogs, which is a 65 percent incr e ase fr om this time last year. It provides a no-kill shelter for the abandoned, the abused, the surrendered and the r escued. Food, fun, auction& more N HSs annual Pasta for Paws set for Sept. 20 DICKIE ANDERSON For the News-Leader The Amelia Island Blues F estival r eturns to the ocean b r eezes of Main Beach on S ept. 12 and 13 for two great days of music. Four awar d-winning ar t ists are set to headline this years event. Curtis Salgado, winner of the 2010 Blues MusicA war d, ef fortlessly mixes b lues, funk and R&B with a d eliver y that is raw and hear t felt. Grammy Award and Blues Music A w ar d nominee John Primer a Chicago blues legend, is one of the finest performers of Chicago Blues today. Samantha Fish won the2 012 Blues Music Award for Best New Ar tist Debut for h er album, Runaway. Bernard Allisons acclaimed career has included decades of per for ming the blues. Ber n ard plays the same smokin sixBlues Fest at the beach S ept 12, 13 BLUES Continued on 4B T he 2014 A melia Island Jazz Festival poster by Mar cus Glenn depicts aj azz quar tet w ith AIJF f ounder Les DeMerle on dr u ms and a self-portrait of Glenn playing the s axophone. SUBMITTED A c claim ed ar t i s t to attend Jazz Fest MICHAEL RO THSCHILD For the News-Leader H ighly r e gar ded ar tist Marcus Glenn, whose original work is featur ed on this years Amelia Island Jazz Festival poster will attend the festival on Oct. 17 and 18. An in-demand painter who s erved as the official artist for t he 2014 Grammy Awards, Glenn will be here to enjoy some great music and personally sign posters during the headliner evenings at theOmni Amelia Island Resor t. Marcus is a superstar in the world of art, said the AIJF s Ar tistic Dir e ctor Les DeMerle, and we ar e thrilled he will be joining us for an exciting weekend of superbj azz. Glenn exhibits much of his work thr o ugh the Park W est Gallery, a sponsor of the 2014 AIJF. His original piece used on the poster depicts a jazz quar tet with DeMerle on drums and a self-por trait of Glenn playing the saxophone. Park Wests Director Morris Shapiro also will be on hand along with a special group of the gallerys clients. An accomplished dr ummer Shapir o plans to sit in at the late night Jam Sessions on Oct. 17 and 18. T he Amelia Island Jazz Festival will r un fr om Oct. 1619 thr o ughout Fer nandina Beach. Jazz trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker, a multiple Grammy A wards winner, and monster jazz organ player T ony Monaco ar e set to headline along with the Dynamic Les DeMerle Band, featuring vocalist Bonnie Eisele, El JAZZ Continued on 4B
2B F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 5, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK SPECIAL EVENTS The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 54 will host a fish fry at the American Legion Post 54, located at Third and Gum s treets in Fernandina Beach, on Sept. 6. An $8 donation is r equested for a dinner of catfish fillets, coleslaw, baked beans and hush puppies. Everybody is welcome to come in from 5-7 p.m. Aradio controlled model b oat fun sail and exhibition will be held Sept. 6 from 10 a .m. to noon at Amelia Island Plantation. All model boats welcome, working or static, finished or not, except gas powered. Spectators, including supervised children, especially welcome. Call Hal Mather at 261-6420 for additional details and to arrange f or a pass at the security gate. T he Fernandina Pirates Club will host a pancake breakfast Sept. 6 from 8-10 a.m. at Applebees in Fernandina Beach. C ostumed Pirate members will raise funds and increase awareness for the Fernandina Pirates community blood drives and the inaugural multigenre festival, Amelia Con. Breakfast is $10 per person.T ickets are available from club m embers prior to the event or a t the door. The Pirates will host a blood drive from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Fernandina Beach Market Place on North Seventh Street downtown. For more information a bout the Fernandina Pirates C lub, like them on Facebook and visit Fernandina Pirates.com. The Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 4351 are having a Sunday Brunch onS ept. 7 at 11:30 a.m. for an $ 8 donation or $5 if you b ring three items for Hope House. Brunch includes biscuits and gravy, eggs, cheese grits, bacon and more. The VFW is located at 96086 Wades Place, under the Shave Bridge. T he Amelia Island Quilt G uild kicks off its 2014-15 year on Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. with the program Creative Grids The Original Nonslip Ruler . Laurie Malm and Mary Davis of Lollipops Quilt Shop on Amelia Island will demonstrate the use of theseq uilters tools and provide e xamples of beautiful quilt block results. The meeting will be held at the W oman s Club, 201 Jean LaFitte Ave., Fernandina Beach. Guests are welcome. For information visit www.aiquilters.com. T he European American B usiness Club will feature Science Firsts portable planetarium at its meeting Sept. 9. See the stars and learn how Science First found Nassau County and relocated a medium sized business f rom Buffalo, N.Y. to Yulee. Science First will give theird emonstration at 5:30 p.m. at 869 Sadler Road, next to the Loop Pizza & Grill. The EABC meets the second Tuesday each month at 6 p.m., usually at the Amelia River Golf Club. Fee is $12 a nd includes food. At the Sept. 9 meeting the Loop wills erve pizza and appetizers. There will be a cash beer and wine bar. Coffee, tea and soft drinks are also available. To learn more visit www.eabcnetwork.com. T he Newcomers Club of Amelia Island will host itsm onthly coffee on Sept. 11. Women interested in joining the club and who reside in Nassau County (no matter how long they have lived here) are welcome to attend. For further information contact L ucy Bryan at (90419 or Lcybryn@sonic.net or visitw ww.newcomersofameliaisland.com. Women of Power Inc. will h ost Cupcakes and C anvases, a fun-filled auction event featuring exquisite paintings donated by prominent local artists, along with designer purses and many other items of value. C upcakes and Canvases w ill be held on Sept. 12 from 5 -7 p.m. at Cedar Haven Transitional House for women, located at 900 Cedar St., Fernandina Beach. All proceeds will benefit Cedar Haven. For additional information contact Valerie Baker at6 35-8789 or LaV erne Mitchell a t 699-7477. Afree introductory flamenco class and workshop for adults will be held Sept. 13 at 12:30 p.m. at Alius Dance Studio, 14181 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. The class will cover the basic history and evolution of flamenco, asw ell as the musical structure and dance techniques and basics of Castanuellas. For more information call (904 607-6697 or visit www.flamencojax.net. You are invited to join the Amelia Community T heatre Guild for a delightful and elegant afternoon of tea and delicious delicacies on Sept. 17 from 4-6 p.m. in the main stage lobby, 207 Cedar St. Guests are wel come and admission to this event is free. Seating is limited, so make your reservationst oday by calling the box of fice at 261-6749. The Guild was founded to support and promote Amelia Community Theatre and activities include ushering, provid ing and serving refreshments, hosting opening night parties a nd fundraising events. If you a re interested in joining the G uild, please fill out one of the blue membership forms located in the theater lobby or download it from www.ameliacommunitytheatre.org. Annual m embership is only $10. Come have fun and join the G uild in supporting ACT. Where Americas space program is headed will be the topic at the Sept. 18 l uncheon meeting of the Mens Newcomers Club. R etired U.S. Navy Capt. Ken McGruther, who currently cons ults with the Department of Defense and U.S. Air Force on space security issues, will be guest speaker at the clubs monthly luncheon held at the F ernandina Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road. C lub members gather for meet-and-greet at 11:30 with t he luncheon beginning at noon. Tickets are $15 in advance if reservations are made by Saturday, Sept. 13 and $17 at t he door. Send your $15 lunch check to MNC, P.O. Box 1 6291, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035. For more information, s ee the clubs website at mensnewcomersclub.org. Five storytellers will compete for the title Island Tales Story Champion Sept. 19 at St. Peters EpiscopalC hurch. A udience members will vote with cash for their f avorite stories. Proceeds will help purchase furniture ande quipment for the new F ernandina Beach Library o pening next year. Competing will be: Arlene Filkoff; Ron Kurtz; Capt. Kevin McCarthy; Abel Rae; and Yvette Thomas. Caren S. Neile, who teaches storytelling studies at Florida A tlantic University, will serve a s Master of Ceremonies. T he program will follow a ticketed reception at 5:30 p.m. with food from Lulus and by Wines by Steve and cash bar. The storytellers take the stage at 7 p.m. Vote tickets will be on sale the night of the event. Advance tickets are $50 at t he library 25 N. Fourth St.; A melia Island Museum of H istory 233 S. Third St.; and at fernandinaFOL.org (click on whats new, events, then Donate Now). Alimited number of free tickets for the program only (doors open at 6:45 p.m.) are available at thel ibrary. T he third annual Ben Byrns Runway Rally will take place Sept. 27 at 8 a.m. on the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airports runways and taxiways, with a 5K run and 1-mile fun run. New this y ear are timing chips to track y our time. Pre-register at C urrent Running, 815 S. Eighth St., at all 1st Place Sports locations in Jacksonville, or at www.BenByrns. com. Fee is $25 through Sept. 19, $30 after and $15 for children. The day of the race regist er at 7 a.m. at the site. A wards will be given in each age group and to all 1-mile finishers. Overall male/female winners will receive an aerial tour from McGill A v iation. Adults will receive Dry-fit Tshirts and children cotton Tshirts. Aerial flyovers will begin the rally. Proceeds benefit local programs that instill and equip teens and children with life skills and self-esteem, in order to make better choices in their lives. V isit www .Ben Byrns.com for information. In place of its normal Friday night wine tasting, A Taste of Wine by Steve will host a Friday evening cruise with Amelia River Cruises on Oct. 10 at $50 per person. The cruise will last around 1 1/2 hours beginning at 5 p.m. Enjoy appetiz ers and the usual two whites and two reds to taste. Please RSVPto Raskin at 557-1506 or firstname.lastname@example.org. T he Nassau County affiliate of NAMI invites you to attend its 10th Annual Community Awareness and Fundraiser Dinner on Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. in Burns Hall of St. Peters Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic Ave. A full-course meal will be provided by the Fernandina Beach Applebee s. Enjoy a live and silent auction featuring State Sen. Aaron Bean as the auctioneer. Guest speakers will include Dr. Ann Grenadier of Biofeedback Associates of Northeast Florida, peer advo cate John Hardman and Shannon Padgett, Esq. T ickets are $20 at the door and proceeds will go to provide education, advocacy, support groups, medication/ dental assistance, shoes and basic toiletries to Nassau residents with a chronic mental health diagnosis. For information or to make a donation to the auction call 277-1886, write P.O. Box 16712 Fernandina Beach, Florida 32035 or email NassauNAMIFlorida @gmail.com. Osprey Village will host the fourth annual Chefs Dinner benefiting the Katie Caples Foundation on Oct. 26 from 5-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person and a limited number of tables for 8 can be purchased for $1,000. The dinner will feature five courses with each selection prepared and designed exclusively by one of five chefs from the Fernandina Beach community. Each course is expertly paired with fine wines from around the world. The event will also feature a silent auction where guests can bid on travel packages, wines and several cooking items. All proceeds will benefit the Katie Caples Foundation and its organ donation education program. For information visit www .katierideforlife.org. THEATER Fernandina Little Theatre presents Dearly Departed, a hilarious comedy about a dysfunctional southern family, at FLT, 1014 Beech St. Performances are tonight and Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $16.50 and may be purchased in advance at The UPS Store in the island Publix shopping center V isit ameliaflt.org. Amelia Community Theatre will hold auditions for Collected Stories from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Studio Theater at 209 Cedar St. Two women are needed for this poignant story about a professor and her protg by Pulitzer Prize-winning play wright Donald Margulies. The show is directed by Marylee Long with performances in November Call 261-6749 or email email@example.com for more information. The State Ballet Theatre of Russias production of Swan Lake plays Jacksonvilles Times-Union Centers Moran Theater for one performance only on Jan. 9 at 8 p.m. T ickets go on sale Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. through the FSCJ Artist Series. Visit www.artistseriesjax.org or call (904 MUSEUM One ticket, four pubs, a wealth of historical information about downtown Fernandina and a good time for all. Join the Amelia Island Museum of History Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. to tour four of the towns most popular, notorious or otherwise historic pubs and bars. One ticket will get you one drink at each establishment and an earful of colorful tales about the places you visit. Its a great way to see Fernandina and learn about its history. Tickets are $25 per person (must be 21, must show ID); tour begins at the historic train depot in downtown Fernan-dina Beach. Reservations required. Contact Thea at 261-7378, ext.105 or Thea@ameliamuseum.org. H H u u m m p p h h r r e e y y i i n n c c o o n n c c e e r r t t Frank L. Humphrey, III will present a concert tonight at 7 p.m. at Amelia Baptist C hurch. Frank has spent the last year at the prest igious Manhattan School of Music in New York City where he is studying Vocal P erformance. He was awarded first place as a vocalist in the Gershwin International competition last fall. He is now in his senior year at Manhattan. He grew up in Jacksonville and is a graduate of Douglas Anderson S chool of the Arts and Florida State College at Jacksonville. T he concert, featuring sacred, classical and Broadway selections, is free and open tot he public. Abasket will be available for contributions toward Humphreys education. A melia Baptist Church is located at 961167 Buccaneer Trail at the roundabout where South Fletcher Avenue joins First Coast Highway. C C a a l l l l f f o o r r s s i i n n g g e e r r s s Rehearsals for An Evening in December 2 014 will begin Sunday, Sept. 21 at 5 p.m. at Amelia Baptist Church. Pam Helton, music m inister at Amelia Baptist Church, welcomes singers from throughout Northeast Florida to be a part of the 18th edition of An Evening in December. The program will be performed on Friday a nd Sunday, Dec. 12 and 14 at 7 p.m. each evening. Rehearsals will be held each S unday afternoon at Amelia Baptist Church from 5-6 p.m. Singers are invited to join the choir starting Sept. 21. Amelia Baptist Church is locate d at 961167 Buccaneer Trail at the rounda bout where South Fletcher meets First Coast Highway. Call Pam Helton at the church (261-9527Allen Lennon (2618799) for information or to arrange for childcare during rehearsals. C C o o u u n n t t r r y y j j a a m m B ackwoods Country Jam will be held S ept. 27 at the Callahan Speedway, headlined by Justin Moore, ACM 2014 New Country Artist of the Year, with Jason Michael Carroll, Jon Langston, Amber DeLaCruz and more. Backwoods Country Jam and its team members will help nonprofits in North Florida and South Georgia fundraise through tickets ales and involvement in the event. G ates open at 3:30 p.m. Moore takes the s tage at 9:30 p.m. There will be food, merchandise and drinks. Tickets are $40 at facebook.com/backwoodscountryjam, Gone Gorgeous (Yulee) and Tastys (Fernandina at ticketmaster.com or call (904 Email firstname.lastname@example.org. G G o o i i n n C C o o a a s s t t a a l l G oin Coastal music series presents, in a ssociation with Sweetwater Brewing C ompany Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers with supporting acts T he Mother Hips and Fjord Explorer on Sept. 28 from 4-8 p.m. at Central Park. Tickets are $15 in advance ($20 at the door) and available at the Atlantic Recreation Center Green T urtle Tavern and Pipeline S urf Shop. S an Francisco-based Nicki Bluhm & The G ramblers have brought their California folkrock sound to events such as Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival, Hangout Music Festival and Mountain Jam. In July, Nicki Bluhm was at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with the Tedeschi Trucks Band. D D u u l l c c i i m m e e r r g g r r o o u u p p T he Yulee Dulcimers meet the second S aturday of each month at New V i sion Congregational Church, 96072 Chester Road, Yulee. Members play all types of dulcimer music from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Please bring several copies of your favorite music to share. Beginners welcome. For m ore information call 849-1616. C C o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y b b a a n n d d The Nassau Community Band is an ensemble of amateur musicians, retired and current music educators, even folks that have not played since high school or college. It welcomes all interested persons to join them for rehearsals at 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Yulee Middle School band room, 85439 Miner Road. Email email@example.com, call band President Chuck Belinski at 2771257 or search Nassau Community Band on Facebook. M M u u s s i i c c c c r r u u i i s s e e s s Amelia River Cruises Adult BYOB Twilight Tours are held Friday and Saturday. T ickets are $29 per person at 1 North Front St., Fernandina Beach, or call 261-9972 or book online at www.ameliarivercruises.com. 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 ThursdayS aturday from 6:30-10 p.m. Call 432-7086. Join them on Facebook at courtyardpuband eats for information on special events including appearances by The Usual S uspects 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 D avids Restaurant and Lounge, 802 Ash St., presents Aaron Bing Friday and S aturday nights. Call 904-310-6049. F F l l o o r r i i d d a a H H o o u u s s e e Florida House Inn, 22 S. Third St., h osts Open Mike Night each Thursday from 7:30-10:30 p.m. in the Mermaid Bar hosted by local musician Terry Smith. Musicians perform and the audience gets to hear new talent. Appropriate for the whole f amily. No cover charge. Call Smith at (904 412-7665. G G r r e e e e n n T T u u r r t t l l e e T he Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St., presents Vinyl Record Night every Tuesday from 7-11 p.m. Listen to LPs played on high-end turntables, talk about the medium and purchase albums. Disc jockeys JG World and J im play an eclectic mix from their personal collection 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. F letcher Ave. Live music. Visit Hammerhead o n Facebook. Contact Bill Childers at firstname.lastname@example.org. I I n n s s t t a a n n t t G G r r o o o o v v e e The Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence Holmes, Johnny Robinson, Scott Giddons a nd Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday n ight at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. D ress is casual. For information call Holmes at 556-6772. P P a a b b l l o o s s Pablos, 12 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach, hosts a jazz jam from 7-10 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month. Musicians may sit in for one song or the whole night.J oin the mailing list by emailing beechflye email@example.com. P P a a l l a a c c e e S S a a l l o o o o n n The Palace Saloon, 1 1 7 Centre St., pres ents live music. Call 491-8999. Join them on Facebook or visit www.thepalacesaloon.com. S S a a l l t t y y P P e e l l i i c c a a n n T he Salty Pelican Bar & Grill, 12 N. Front S t., live music Thursday through Sunday. C all 277-3811, or visit The Salty Pelican Bar a nd Grill on Facebook. S S a a n n d d y y B B o o t t t t o o m m s s Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910 Atlantic Ave., the Macys from 6-9 p.m. live inside Wednesdays; and line dancing classes with Kathy Ball inside from 6-9 p.m.T hursdays. V isit w ww.sandybottomsamelia.com. S S h h e e f f f f i i e e l l d d s s Shef field s 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. Shef fields hossts a w eekly country night on Thursdays with a d ance floor and country music DJ. Call 4918 999. Join them on Facebook or visit www thepalacesaloon.com. S S l l i i d d e e r r s s Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher A ve., live music in the tiki bar 6-10 p.m. n ightly and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, r eggae W ednesdays with Pili Pili; The Macy s in the lounge Friday and Saturdays 6-10 p.m.; shag dancing Sundays from 4-7 p.m.; music nightly 9 p.m.-1 a.m. in the Breakers Lounge. Call 277-6652. Visit www.slidersseaside.com. 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 lisa@lickwidmarketing. com. Join them on Facebook and check out the entertainment calendar at www.thesurfonline.com. Submit items and updates for this calen dar to Assistant Editor Sin Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org. M USIC NOTES F ill in the square s so that each row, column and 3-b y-3 box c ont ain the numbers 1 through 9. Solution will appear in the Wednesday B-section. W ednesday, September 5 Solution O UTAND A BOUT
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK R ELIGION 3B F R IDAY S E PTEMBER 5, 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 www.springhillbaptistfb.org CELEBRATION BAPTIST CHURCHInnovative Style, Contemporary Music, Casual Atmosphere85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097 Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am Nursery ProvidedKidKredible Children Ministries Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pmConnecting with Christ... Connecting with People.FOR MORE INFO: (904Pastor Mike KwiatkowskiWorship this week at the place of your choice... Y BC D oug Sides, Senior Pastor Morning Services 8:15 and 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm W ednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm Wednesday Children 6:30 pm W ednesday OverflowYouth 6:30 pm Nursery Provided For All ServicesYulee, FL32097www.Yuleebaptistchurch.comULEE85971 Harts Rd.Y BCAPTISTVisitors Always Welcome!904 HURCH In the Heart of Fernandina9N.6thStreetDr.Wain WesberrySenior Pastor Dr.Doug GanyoAssociate PastorWorship 8:30 & 11 am Sunday School 9:50 amNursery Children Youth Adults 261-3837www.first-presbyterianchurch-32034.org 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 at Main 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 .blackrockbaptist.com 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 FBFirst.com 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 YuleeNewVisionCongregationalChurch.org904-225-0539C C r r e e a a t t i i v v e e l l y y S S p p i i r r i i t t u u a a l l FIRS TMISSION AR Y B APTIS TC HUR C H 20 South Ninth Street 261-4907 Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., PastorThe Church in the 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 0 0 : : 0 0 0 0 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 5 : : 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 C C h h i i l l d d r r e e n n i i n n A A c c t t i i o o n n . . . . . . . . . . . 7 7 : : 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 Are you prepared? It happens all the time. I know it cant just be me. The person in line before me at the grocery s tore suddenly acts like a deer in headlights. The person is watching each item being rung up by the cashier. Nothing strange so far, as most of us do the same thing. When the cashier is done with the items, a blank stare comes over the person purchasing the items. They stand there waiting, staring, and motionless. A few more long seconds go by and the cashier states the total amount for the groceries. At this point, and never before this p oint, the person goes for their purse or their wallet. Is it asking too much for them to get their money out before being given the total? Is it asking too much for them to be prepared? I know this is a minor issue as it only takes a few extra seconds, although sometimes e xcruciatingly long seconds. And I know God is probably just working on my patience, again. But it does strike at a bigger issue of being prepared on a daily basis. W hen we wake up each m orning, we know we are going t o face some degree of adversity during our day. Our co-worker or neighbor will do something annoying; a stranger will say something offensive or our spouse will give us a hard time over something minor. There is a huge list of things that cang et the better of us on a daily basis. Even though we know these challenges are coming, we act like w e are so surprised when they happen. Its like w e never saw it coming and thus when it does c ome, it has a greater impact on our day than it should. We get annoyed, agitated, frustrated and the outcome of our day suf f ers the consequence. Gods Word states that we should be prepared for each day. Ephesians 6:11-18 goes into great detail on how to put on the armor of God. It tellsu s this so that we are ready. We are anticipating c hallenging moments so that when they come, a nd they will come, we can pr o perly deal with them. Ther e will be no need to panic but to simply deal with the situation calmly and without incident. Satan is tr ying to steal our joy and that is what these daily challenges can do; but only if we let them, only if we are unprepared. So lets be prepared! Ephesians 6:10 states, Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and i n the power of His might. This simply means we t ur n to God each mor ning and r ely on His strength and guidance. We dont stop in the morning but continue to communicate with Him during the day When our r e lationship is str o ng, then we ar e str ong. But it takes making a conscious choice each day to turn to Jesus for help and guidance. If we choose to do this, we will see a positive difference in our life. Those major challengesw ill soon have little impact. F or example, when we ar e driving, ther e is always somebody who feels a great need to pass. You know that you are going to see them at ther ed light a mile down the r o ad but all that matters to them is that they pass you. So we have a choice. We can flip off the driver or we can say, I saw you coming even before you got in your car One will steal joy and one will give you peace. B y the way, having joy in flipping somebody is n ot an option! Are you prepared? Rick Castellani lives in Fernandina with his wife Jill and two children. He and Jill recently started Victorious 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 Victory Over Lifes H ur dles. RickCastellani@yahoo.com RELIGION NOTES 1 1 s s t t C C a a f f 1st Caf in Jim Thomas Hall of First Presbyterian Church is open every W ednesday for dinner at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is $7 for adults and youth, $3.50 for children 51 1 and free for children 4 and below. Teaching by our pastors follows dinner at 6:15p.m. Youth will gather in the Anchor and children second-fifth grades will enjoy the Actors Workshop while preschool to firstgrade participate in Kids Choir. Call the church office at 261-3837 with questions. N ursery available from 6-7:15 p.m. F F i i r r s s t t B B a a p p t t i i s s t t a a t t 1 1 5 5 5 5 First Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach on South Eighth Street is celebrating its 155th birthday during September. Each Sunday will highlight a period of time in the history of the church. Sept. 7 will feature photo displays spann ing the years 1859-1909, from the time the trustees for D avid Yulees Florida Railroad Company deeded a 50by 100foot lot at the corner of Fourth and Calhoun streets to the Baptist Church for the sum of $1. On Sept. 14, 190959 will be the focus with the tearing down of the wood church and the building of the brick church that is still at the corner of Fifth and Alachua streets. An educational b uilding was attached to this church in 1952 and, when it outgrew that building, a threes tory detached structure was built in 1963. Also during that time, the Jack-and-Jill pres chool began in 1956 with 34 children. To learn more visit www.fbfirst.com or call 261-3617. The church is located at 1600 S. Eighth St. 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 C atholic or are a Catholic who would like to receive the Sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confir m ation, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults at St. Michaels Catholic Church on Tuesdays, from 6:45-8:15 p.m. Classes started Aug. 26. For mor e infor mation, call 2613472. W W o o 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 T he She is Strong Womens Conference will take place Sept. 11-13 New Life Christian Fellowship with powerful services and guest speakers Bianca Olthoff and Lisa Whittle Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Satur day at 10 a.m. Register online at www .nlcf.org or call (904 b ird registration is $25. Fee is $35 after Sept. 1 Childcar e for infants thr ough age 5 pr ovid e d with registration. F F a a i i t t h h & & h h e e a a l l i i n n g g Faith & Mental Health A Community Conversation, a conference sponsored by Baptist Health, will take place Sept. 13 fr om 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Florida State College of Jacksonville North Campus, 4501 Capper R oad, Jacksonville, in the Zeke Bryant Auditorium. T he event is free with continental breakfast at registration and complimentary boxed lunch following the last session. Faith leaders, congregations, mental h ealth professionals, advocates and interested community members are invited to discuss promoting, developing and supporting mental health and ministry through faith communities. The goal is to discuss how faith organizations can help people cope with mental illness. For information call Baptist Health C ommunity Health at (904 R egister at faithmentalhealthconference. e ventbrite.com. M M u u s s l l i i m m J J o o u u r r n n e e y y s s After bringing five popular scholar-led book discussions to the community for the Let s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys program, the Jacksonville Public Library and University of North Florida will conclude thes eries with an entertaining and educational p rogram, Muslim Journeys: Stories and C onversations 10Reflections on Our Common Wealth, on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the University of North Florida Adam Herbert University Center 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville. The evening will include a variety of extraordinary music, stories and conversa-t ions grounded in Muslim faith journeys and r eflections on our common wealth as A mericans in the 21st centur y The program is free and open to the public, however tickets are required. Call 620-1529 or go to email@example.com for mor e infor m ation. C C a a l l l l f f o o r r s s i i n n g g e e r r s s Rehearsals for An Evening in December 2014 will begin Sunday, Sept. 21 at 5 p.m. atA melia Baptist Church. Pam Helton, music m inister welcomes singers from throughout Northeast Florida to be a part of the 18th edition of An Evening in December. The program will be performed Dec. 12 a nd 14 at 7 p.m. each evening. Rehearsals will be held each Sunday at Amelia Baptist f rom 5-6 p.m. Singers are invited to join the choir starting Sept. 21. Amelia Baptist Church is located at 961167 Buccaneer Trail at the roundabout w here South Fletcher meets First Coast Highway. Call Pam Helton (261-9527 Allen Lennon (261-8799mation or to arrange for childcare during rehearsals. W W o o m m e e n n s s B B i i b b l l e e S S t t u u d d y y On T uesday, Sept. 23, First Presbyterian Church, 9 N. Sixth St., will offer a WomensB ible Study open to all women in the comm unity. Meg Rensberry and Charlotte C ollins will facilitate the DVD study, Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed, A study of David, by Priscilla Shir e r, Beth Moore & Kay Arthur. This eight-week study will meet in Jim Thomas Hall next to the sanctuary fr om 10a.m. until noon. Call the church office at 261-3837 to register. Workbooks are available for $15 each. 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 Chur c h, 2600 Atlantic Ave., across from Fort Clinch, holds a service of traditional worship and communion on Sundays at 9 a.m. Childr en s Sunday School and Adult Bible Study ar e at 10:15 a.m. and praise worship and 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 Playgr o up for moms and infants-preschoolers meets every Thursday morning in Noahs Place at First Pr esbyterian Chur c h, 9 N. Sixth St. in down town Fer nandina Beach. Noah s Place is open from 9 a.m.-noon for moms to gather, socialize and network while childr en gr ow and learn through play and interaction. All a re welcome. If you have questions, call the c hur ch office at 261-3837 or visit www.firstpresbyterian-church-32034.org. V ICTORY CORNER Rick C astellani Amelia Island Community Bible Study classes ar e taking r e gistration for the 201415 year that begins the week of Sept. 8. This year they will dive into the books of 1&2 Thessalonians, Philemon, 1, 2 & 3 John, Jude, James and Job. E ach member will receive study guides w ith homework to be completed each week b y class day. The lesson is reviewed in small groups, then a teaching summary is given. The Core Groups are non-threatening, where no one is called upon to answer or pray Speaking out is totally up to the individual. CBS is a nondenominational inter national ministry with Amelia Baptist Church hosting the Amelia Island classes. V iew a short video at www.communityb iblestudy.org/aboutus. Mens Evening meets Mondays from 7-8:30 p.m., Norm Purdue, 206-0588, firstname.lastname@example.org Womens Evening meets Mondays fr om 7-8:30 p.m., Nancie W a ldr o n, 261-8507, email@example.com, or Barbara T ucker, 2619969 Womens Day meets 9:30-11:30 a.m. (a childrens program is available for babies-h igh school), Kathleen Minor, 225-8125, wakm firstname.lastname@example.org T he groups meet for 30 weeks, beginning the week of Sept. 8 through early May, within the Nassau County school calendar. BIBLE STUDY Prince of Peace Lutheran Church is celebrating its 50th year anniversary and the public is invited to join them in a very special service on Sept. 14 at 9 a.m. All are welcome. T he church will be honored by a special guest, The Rev. Robert G. Schaefer, Bishop of the Florida-Bahamas Synod who will be presiding over the service. Prince of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church was chartered on Jan. 19, 1963 by mission developer, Pastor Donald Himmelman. The first service was June 16, 1963 with 91 in attendance, and the first S unday School was in July of 1963 with 30 in attendance. Both were held at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center. The property where the church is located was purchased in July 1963 and was organized on Sept. 13, 1964. The church called its first pastor, John W. Walters, in August 1965. In the life of the church Prince of Peace has had eight pastors: Pastor C harles L. Barber, Pastor John C. Earp, Pastor Edward OShea, Pastor Carl W. Warren, Interim Pastor John Hugus, Pastor H. Ray Ramsburg and current pastor, the Rev. Ida E. Iverson. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church is located at 2600 Atlantic Ave., across from Fort Clinch. The church holds a service of traditional worship and communion on S undays at 9 a.m. Childrens Sunday School and Adult Bible Study are at 10:15 a.m. and praise worship and communion at 11 a.m. Prince of Peace marks 50 years
4B F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 5, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK ART WORKS string guitar style as his late father blu es legend Luther Allison. W e ar e very excited to have all of these world-class blues artists at our fourth annual event, said Jeff Malone, president of the Amelia Island Blues Festival. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, with music starting at 6 p.m. fr om Fer nandina Beach s Blues in School band with Johnny Robinson and Roger Hurricane Wilson, followed by The Mojo Roots. On Saturday, the gates open at 11:30 a.m., with music from 12:15-8 p.m. In addition to the headliners, Ben Prestage will per for m throughout the day with blues guitar pr odigy Matthew Curry opening. In addition to bringing topnotch talent to the community and showcasing the local high school band, proceeds from pr emium parking at the festi val site will be shared with the Bar nabas Center for Friday evenings program and the FBHS girls athletic programs on Satur day Anyone who brings a donation of canned goods or appropriate vital sundries for Barnabas to Friday evenings performance will get half off the gate ticket price. Those bringing canned good donations for Barnabas to the gate on Satur day will get a raf fle ticket to win one of the artist autographed guitars that will be given away during the show. Aside from the amenities, such as food and spirit ven dors, there will be a designated area for attendees to set up umbr ellas and pitch small tents if they wish. For information and tickets visit www.ameliaislandbluesfest.com, or enter to win the VIP IslandGetaway at ameliaisgetaway .com (includes two VIP tickets, two night hotel accommodations, dinner for two and two of ficial Blues Festival T-shirts). Nio and the Latin Jazz Knights, and many others. For more information, visit the website at www.ameliaislandjazzfestival.com or contact the Festival Hotline at 504-4772. BLUES Continued from 1B J AZZ Continued fr om 1B 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 Artists Guild & Gallery presents Progeny, a childrens art exhibit, through S ept. 20. The paintings and drawings installed in the corn er gallery are from the gallery members children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. This collection will hang for only a limited time so be sure to take a look at the origi nal works of art from budding young artists. The g allery is located at 94 Amelia Village Circle at the Omni Spa & Shops. Open Tuesdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. F F u u s s i i o o n n e e x x h h i i b b i i t t F usion, collaborative work by creative photographer Ann Kemp and kiln formed glass artist Denise Murphy, both of Fernandina Beach, will be on exhibit Sept. 26-Nov. 8 at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, 50 Executive Way in Ponte V edra Beach. An opening reception will be held Sept. 26 from 5:308:30 p.m. The galleries are free and o pen to the public, thanks to i ndividual and corporate supp ort. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday thr o ugh Friday. For more information call (904isit www .ccpvb.org. C C h h i i l l d d r r e e n n s s a a r r t t T he Island Art Association w ill present Childrens Art at the Education Center, located next to the Island Ar t Association Gallery, 18 N. Second St., on Sept. 27. Session 1, for ages 6-9, i s 10-11 a.m.; Session 2, for a ges 6-9, is 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p .m.; and Session 3, for ages 10-13, is 1-2:15 p.m. Register in advance at the gallery, 2617020. A A r r t t s s h h o o w w The Island Ar t Association i s exhibiting its juried N ouveau Art show, Quotes F r o m Shakespear e. Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Curator Holly Keris was the judge. The show is at the gallery through Oct. 5 during gallery hours. The IAA Galler y is located at 18 N. Second St. Call 2617 020 or visit www.islandart. org. A A r r t t f f a a i i r r The Beaches Art Fest 2014 will take place Oct. 4 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Beaches M useum and History Park, 425 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville B each. Presented as a joint effort o f the Beaches Museum and Driftwood of Jacksonville Beach, the event will feature 80 artists and a variety of mediums ranging from painti ng, photography, pottery and sculpture, through exotic jewe lry from Thailand. The works on display have been s elected for their artistic merit by a professional jury. Musicians that would like to perform, or others who would enjoy volunteering, s hould contact email@example.com. For inform ation call (904 visit www.Beaches M useum.org. P P a a i i n n t t i i n n g g w w o o r r k k s s h h o o p p The Island Art Association, 18 N. 2nd Street, will h ost a Larry Moore Plein Air Workshop, Oct. 30-Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. each day. This three-day workshop will focus on taking small references, small studies or phot os and turning them into l arger works. Depending on t he weather the class will either work outside in the morning in downtown Fernandina Beach, to create plein air studies, or if the weather is not conducive, work in the Island Art Association Art E ducation Center Studio, f rom existing references and p aintings. The instruction will s tudy just what makes a painting work, how to create a str o nger composition, being a more thoughtful artist and techniques and tips for the studio painter. This prominent painter i llustrator has been teaching f or over 30 years. His work is i n many museums and collectors homes. He has published several books and many articles. Visit www.larrymoorestudios.com. Cost for the class is $350. A $100 deposit is required to hold a space. T o sign up for t he class contact lar ry@larrym oorestudios.com, phone ( 407) 222-8585, or write to him at 2440 Roxbur y Road, W inter Park, FL 32789. S on gwriters Festival set for Sept. 20 in St. Marys ST MARYS, Ga. The St. Mar ys Convention & Visitors B ur eau announces St. Marys first Songwriters Festival will take place from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 20 at the water fr ont park. Songwriters from across the countr y will play their music at the amphitheater thr oughout the day with featured performances by Rick Scott, a Grammynominated former drummer for the popular group Alabama. Other musicians are from Florida, Colorado, Geor gia, Kentucky, South Carolina and T exas and include Sher r y Carlisle, Susan Marie Gallion of Fernandina Beach, Diana Trask, Nick Petta and more. Admission is free with shopping oppor t unities from vendor booths fr om 10 a.m.-5 p.m. With t he pur chase of a $3 alcohol event wristband, beer and wine will be available to attendees thr ough 5 p.m. for consump tion inside the waterfront park. After the festival the music continues with Back from the Brink playing modern bluegrass and Americana for the last Starry Nights Music in the Park performance of the year fr om 6-8 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for use throughout the day For infor mation contact Jerrys Lees Music Emporium at (912 VisitStMarys.com. Little Shop of Horrors at St. Marys theater ST. MARYS, Ga. Little Shop of H orrors will premier as St. Marys Little Theatres season opener on Sept. 12, 1 3, 19, 20 and 21 at Theatre by the Trax in downtown St. Marys. Going by early ticket sales, SMLTs board of directors predicts that the a ward-winning musical will be one of t heir most popular productions. F eaturing music in the style of early 1960s-rock and roll, doo-wop, and M otown, Little Shop has been called the show that satirizes many things including science fiction, B movies and musical comedy itself. According to T.J. Stofflet, an SMLT veteran who will bem aking his directorial debut in Little Shop, its the musical that everybody l oves. The story is dark comedy with a l augh a minute, Stofflet said. The characters are as colorful as they come, and the music is riveting. B arbara Ryan, chair of St. Marys Little Theatre and the shows producer a greed. Little Shop is not only achingly funny, but full of philosophical truisms, she said. S tofflet and Ryan said Little Shops c haracter roles are some of the most d esired by actors and has drawn amateurs and professionals to fill the roles. S ophie Rose Morris, a regular at Alhambra Dinner Theatre, will play a leading role as Audrey, the sweet and vulnerable floral shop worker. Seymour Krelborn, played by Robbie Parrish, is ap oor young man working at the same run-down flower shop on skid row. He d iscovers an alien plant after a total eclipse of the sun, and the plant gains h im fame, fortune and love. The only defect is that the plant feeds on human blood. Seymour and the plant make a d eal that if the plant continues to bring Seymour positive attention, he will in t urn continue to feed the plant what it desires. Throw in a sadistic dentist played by SMLT veteran Steve Jones; the shops o wner, Mr. Mushnick, played by Carol M oore whos become well known a round town through his various roles on the St. Marys Express and his port rayal of the Goat Man during the Haunted History Tour; some groovy doo-wop girls, and an ensemble of impressive voices, and you have five show-stopping performances. S hows are Sept. 12, 13, 19, and 20 at 7 p.m., and Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $ 12 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. Visit www.stmaryslittletheatre. c om or call (912e information. Seymour K relborn, played by Robbie Parrish, meets a flesh-eating plant in the r un-down flower shop o n skid row where he works in St. Marys Little Theatrs production of Little Shop of Horors, opening S ept. 12 at Theatre by the Trax. SUBMITTED
HOME & GARDEN BRIEFS CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK H OMES 5B F R IDAY S E PTEMBER 5, 2014/News-Leader E E c c o o t t o o u u r r s s J oin Amelia River Cruises for a two-hour interactive adventure to learn about the wildlife and ecosystems of Northeast Florida. Marine biologist Justina shares cool facts about intercoastal creat ures with a shrimping demonstration using the otter trawl net, just like those still used in the commercial shrimping industry. View the catch and learn about each creature before they are released back to the wild. Hours are 10 a.m.-noon S ept. 6, 20 and 27. The ticket kiosk is located at 1 North Front St., downtown Fernandina Beach. Visit www.ameliarivercruises.com or call 261-9972. W W i i l l d d a a t t H H e e a a r r t t f f e e s s t t The St. Marys, Ga., Wild at H eart festival, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, will feature a family-friendly party at Howard Gilman Memorial P ark Sept. 6 from noon-5 p.m. E nvironmental organizations w ill offer information booths and activities. Enjoy entertainm ent by the Friese Studio of Music & Performing Arts and refreshments by For The Love of Pets. Contact the St. Marys EarthKeepers, Inc. at( 912) 673-6120. Visit www.st marysearthkeepers.com. U U n n i i o o n n G G a a r r r r i i s s o o n n F ort Clinch State Park will host a Union Garrison on Sept. 6 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sept. 7 fr om 9 a.m.-noon at the park, 2601 Atlantic A ve., F ernandina Beach. T he grounds will be b ustling with soldiers in period costumes involved in firing demonstrations, marching drills, cooking and daily activities. Ladies in their dresses, sutlers displaying their war es, fife players and dr ummer b oys bring every part of the C ivil W ar era to life. F ees include the $6 per vehicle park entrance fee plus $2 per person fort admission. For information, call 277-7274 or visit www.FloridaState Parks.or g. W W a a l l k k i i n n N N a a s s s s a a u u J oin W alkin Nassau on S ept. 9 at 5:30 p.m. for a new twist on an old favorite as they walk through American Beach and then conclude with a beach walk and shor t tur t le watch talk by Sandra Baker Hinton. Learn a bit of local histor y while walking A merican Beach but also l ear n about how island resid ents assist the turtles something unique that you cant see everywhere. Meet in the Bur n ey Park parking lot off Burney Road. Take First Coast Highway south towards the Omni A melia Island Plantation R esort, turn left on Burney Road and then right into the parking lot. For information and to RSVP contact Jane Bailey at dnjbailey@mind spring.com. I I n n v v a a s s i i v v e e p p l l a a n n t t s s d d a a y y One of the gr eatest threats to the state is invasive exotic plants that are popular in yards but easily spread and take over natural areas. The University of Florida/IF AS Extension and For t Clinch State Park want to par tner with you to put a stop to the invasion. Join them Sept. 13 for a program at the Conference Room of the park fr om 9-11 a.m. and a guided nature hike from 11:15-11:45 a.m. Registration is $5 per per son. Park admission is fr ee for par ticipants. Learn how to identify and remove invasive plants that may be in your y ard and receive a native plant and invasive plant ID cards. B reakfast will be provided. Call the UF/IFAS Nassau C ounty Extension Service to register at 879-1019. N N a a t t i i v v e e P P l l a a n n t t S S o o c c i i e e t t y y Florida Native Plant S ociety, Ixia Chapter, will meet Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at t he Regency Square Library, 9900 Regency Square Blvd., J acksonville. Warren K Anderson and Andrew Miller of The Public Trust Environmental Legal Institute of Florida, Inc., will talk about Jacksonvilles Special Places. The meeting is free a nd open to the public. Visit http://ixia.fnpschapters.org o r call (904 tional information. S S p p a a n n i i s s h h A A m m e e r r i i c c a a n n W W a a r r Fort Clinch State Park will host a weekend event to commemorate the part that Fort Clinch played in the SpanishAmerican War on Sept. 20 f rom 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sept. 2 1 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the p ark, 2601 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. The fort will be filled with uniformed interpreters and participants will also be able to enjoy exhibits of the armament and period military e quipment. Fees include the $ 6 per vehicle park entrance f ee plus $2 per person fort admission. Call 277-7274 or visit www.FloridaStateParks.org. N N a a t t u u r r e e c c a a m m p p Wild Amelia will host a two-par t nature camp Sept. 22 a nd 24 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the B ook Loft, 214 Centr e St., F er n andina Beach. Cost for both sessions is $20; registration is required. Each registrant will receive a copy of Wild Amelias Junior Naturalist Seashor e cur ricu lum. To register and pre-pay c all the Book Loft at 261-8991. W ild Amelia s Junior N aturalist pr o grams for ages 7-14 include r eading, writing, drawing, research and activities out in nature. This Beach Babies program will focus on sea tur tles, crab life cycles, whelk and s kate egg cases, shark-eye c ollars, baby jellyfish and s hor e bir ds that nest right on the beach. Children will complete several activities in the Seashore curriculum and make a lap book of their activities. V isit wildamelia.com and Wild Amelia on Facebook. 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 O n Oct. 3 fr om 10-11:30 a.m. County Extension Director/Horticulture Agent Rebecca Jordi will conduct a session on the impor t ance of pollinators in your garden. Lear n different kinds of pollination and the primary pollinators: butter flies, beetles and bees. Also learn how to attract Mason bees. The session is free, and to make & take bee houses for your yard, the cost is $10 for supplies. Y ou will make one bean can bee house and one wood hotel bee house. Download the registration form at http://nassau.ifas.ufl.edu. Completed form and your check for the (optional house pr oject can be dr opped of at either the Callahan or Yulee Extension office (letter drop available). Make checks payable to Nassau County Extension. Registration required by Sept. 24. For information call 879-1019. C OASTAL CLEANUPS In support of the International Coastal Cleanup o n Sept. 20 the following organizations, in partnership w ith Keep Nassau Beautiful and Fort Clinch State Park, will conduct Adopt A Shor beach cleanups: Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch will assemble at 9 a.m. at the Dolphin Avenue parking lot at Main Beach. Wild Amelia will assemb le at the Fort Clinch State parking lot at 9 a.m. Entrance f ees to the state park will be waived for participants. Bags and gloves will be provided at both events. Fort Clinch State Park is partnering with Keep Nassau B eautiful and the Nassau County Girl Scouts to host a b each cleanup as part of National Public Lands Day, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon at the park, 2601 Atlantic Ave. Participants will be provided with all needed supplies to clean up specified areas of the shoreline in Fort Clinch State Park. This two-hour event will ensure the s afety of local wildlife and aid i n keeping the beach ecosyst em healthy and thriving. P ark admission is free for event participants. Sunscreen and comfortable shoes are recommended. I n honor of National Public Lands Day, the Florida Park Service invites you to help clean up an important T imucuan cultural site on Big T albot Island. H elp preserve a part of h istory while clearing back vegetation and chipping up small brush at the GrandS ite. Meet at 9 a.m. Sept. 27 at the North Beach parking lot at Little Talbot Island State Park, 12157 Heckscher Drive, t o caravan to the work site. T he event is free and open to a ll ages. W ear long pants and long sleeves, sturdy shoes and bring work gloves, bug spray,w ater and a snack or lunch. Cameras, binoculars and field guides are recommended also. For information visit w ww.floridastateparks.org/litt letalbotisland/ or call (904 2 51-2320. Visit www.floridast ateparks.org. Every Saturday 9 a.m. marks the official opening of the Fer nandina Beach Market Place farmers market on Nor th Seventh Str eet downtwon, wher e farmers and producers offer a cornucopia of delicious treats. Why should you shop at the farmers market? It offers you the opportunity to provide your family with whole some foods that taste great, while suppor ting small family farms and businesses. The Market Place is where you will find the sweetest cor n, the ripest tomatoes and bread fresh from the bakers ovens. Pr oduce is ripened nat urally and br ought to Fernandina from our area. Ther e is no long-distance shipping so you know food found at the farmers market has not been irradiated, waxed or gassed in transit. Aside from all of that, shopping at the far mers mar ket is just plain fun. Sept. 6 brings the family-friendly tunes of Bruce Beville and the Laid Back Band. The nonprofit booth welcomes members of the Fer nandina Pirates Club and the Blood Mobile. 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6B F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 5, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY COMMISSION CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing is scheduled for T uesday S eptember 16, 2014, at 6:00 PM in the City Commission Chambers, 204 Ash Street Fernandina Beach, Florida to consider the following application: ORDINANCE 2014-23 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITYCOMMISSION OF THE CITYOF FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA, REQUESTING A 3% INCREASE TOWATER AND SEWER RATES FOR THE OPERATION OF THE CITYS WATER AND SEWER SYSTEM; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Interested parties may appear at said hearing and be heard as to the advisability of any action, which may be considered. Any persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in this program or activity should contact 310-3115, TTY/TDD 711 or through the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-9558771 at least 24 hours in advance to request such accommodation. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD/COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH HEARING, S/HE WILL NEED TO ENSURE THATAVERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCEUPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. For information, please contact the Staff of the City Clerks Office, 204 Ash Street, between the hours of 8:00 AM 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, (904onday through Friday. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY COMMISSION CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing is scheduled for T uesday S eptember 16, 2014, at 6:00 PM in the City Commission Chambers, 204 Ash Street Fernandina Beach, Florida to consider the following application: ORDINANCE 2014-24 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA ESTABLISHING AND AMENDINGFEES FOR THE CITYCLERKS OFFICE, GOLF COURSE, MARINA, AIRPORT, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, PARKS AND RECREATION, CEMETERY, FIRE DEPARTMENT, SANITATION, POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND IMPACT FEES FOR FY 2014/2015; PROVIDING FORSEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Interested parties may appear at said hearing and be heard as to the advisability of any action, which may be considered. Any persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in this program or activity should contact 310-3115, TTY/TDD 711 or through the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-9558771 at least 24 hours in advance to request such accommodation. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TOAPPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD/COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED ATSUCH HEARING, S/HE WILL NEED TO ENSURE THATAVERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDESTHE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. For information, please contact the Staff of the City Clerks Office, 204AshStreet, between the hours of 8:00 AM 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday,(904onday through Friday. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY COMMISSION CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing is scheduled for T uesday S eptember 16, 2014, at 6:00 PM in the City Commission Chambers, 204 Ash Street Fernandina Beach, Florida to consider the following application: ORDINANCE 2014-25 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA, ESTABLISHING AN UPDATED CLASSIFICATION PLAN FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014/2015, PURSUANT TO SECTION 120 OF THE CITY CHARTER AND SECTION 62-247 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Interested parties may appear at said hearing and be heard as to the advisability of any action, which may be considered. Any persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in this program or activity should contact 310-3115, TTY/TDD 711 or through the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-9558771 at least 24 hours in advance to request such accommodation. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TOAPPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD/COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH HEARING, S/HE WILL NEED TO ENSURE THATAVERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDESTHE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. For information, please contact the Staff of the City Clerks Office, 204AshStreet, between the hours of 8:00 AM 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, (904onday through Friday. J ACKSONVILLE On S atur day, Oct. 25 from 4-9 p .m., the Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatr e (FOSAA annual Celebrity Guitar Raffle & Auction at the St. Augustine Amphitheatr e. The event is free to the public. Pr oceeds fr om the evening will benefit upcoming arts events for children. The guitars being featur ed were purchased by FOSAA and then signed by per formers when they appeared at the amphitheatre. All guitars will be on display throughout the event. Photos of the signed guitars can be found, along with other guitars FOSAA has collected, at www .fosaa.or g. Guitars to be auctioned or raffled will also be featured on upcoming posts on FOSAA Facebook page. The guitars were signed by: Rise Against, Big T ime R ush, Justin Moore, Sublime W ith Rome, Slightly Stoopid, B lack Cr o wes, Passion Pit and OAR. Raf f le tickets for these guitars are $10 each or three for $25. Advance raffle tickets can also be purchased thr ough the website. Winners of each guitar raffle will be announced thr oughout the evening. Guitars to be auctioned online ar e signed by: Steve Miller Band; Carlos Santana; W illie Nelson; Jack Johnson; Steely Dan; Lumineers; Barenaked Ladies; Chicago; John Hiatt; L.L. Cool J. et al; Billy Idol; L yle Lovett; Pr ocol Harum; Ian Anderson; Dave Mason; Alan Jackson & Glorianna: Frampton, Cray & Cropper; Earth Wind and Fire; Alabama; Avett Brothers; Jill Scott; and Yes. The highest bid that exceeds the reserve will win each guitar and winners will b e announced at intervals t hr oughout the evening. G uitar winners who ar e not pr e sent will be notified by phone and/or email. FOSAA is a nonprofit organization that strives to bring gr eater visibility to and usage of the amphitheatre by the community FOSAA awards grants to nonprofit organizations and schools wishing to r ent the amphithe atre for their own events, or to bring childr en to cultural events at the venue free of charge. Funding for grant awards is pr ovided by membership dues from FOSAA members and corporate sponsors and from other fundraisers. T wo bene fits of membership are the ability to purchase concert tickets prior to public sale, and parking free of charge in the FOSAA satellite lot. Visit www .fosaa.or g. Ce le brity guitar raffle, auction se t for O ct 25 J ax N ight of F ilm at Ritz Theatre J ACKSONVILLE The c ity of Jacksonville pr e sents Jax Night of Film, featuring two full-length films and sev eral film shorts on Sept. 13 at the Ritz Theatre and Museum. This free event will showcasea variety of shor t films as well as two feature films. J ax Night of Film opens with a childrens red carpet screening of The New Adventur es of Pippi Longstocking at 2 p.m. Filmed in Jacksonville, Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island, this 1988 film chr oni cles the adventures of Pippi and her friends. Children are invited to walk the red carpet as if they are the stars. The film will begin at 2:30 p.m. At 6 p.m., there is a pre-feature screening of To the Moon and Paradisaea Apoda, two short films produced by students from the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts, a s well as Person, a Student Academy Award-winning short film produced by stu dents fromt he Art Institute of Jacksonville. The winning film of the Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Pr oject, No Laughing Matter, will be rescr eened prior to the feature presentation. The evening s featur e film, The Double, will make its Jacksonville debut at 7:30 p.m. Starring The Social Networks Jesse Eisenberg, the film is a dark comedy center ed on a man who is tormented by the appearance of his doppelganger. The Double premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013. Visit JaxHappenings.com or call (904 Florida Forum kicks off Oct. 13 The 2014-15 Florida Forum s peakerseries, produced by The Womens Board of Wolfson Childrens Hospital and benefiting the Pediatric Surgery Center of Distinction, will host a n all-star lineup at the Moran Theatre within the Times-Union C enter for the Performing Arts in Jacksonville. T he 23rd season opens on Oct. 13 with Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor Michael J. Fox, who will discuss his iconic film and TV charact ers and how his diagnosis with Parkinsons disease at age 29 c hanged his outlook on life. On Nov. 12 The Womens B oard welcomes political power couple James Carville and Mary Matalin for an enlightening, post-midterm-election analysis as well as a behind-the-scenes l ook at Washington politics. The season concludes on Feb. 10 with former USCYBERCOM Commander and NSA Director Gen. Keith B. Alexander, USA (Ret. m er FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III. Both recently holdi ng top government posts, these experts will share their timely perspectives on national and cybersecurity, its impact on our lives and the nation. O ne of two major benefits produced annually by the allv olunteer Womens Board, the 2014-15 Florida Forum will cont ribute vital funds for program and clinical equipment needs as part of a five-year, $4 million pledge suppor ting the Pediatric Surgery Center of Distinction. Visit www.thefloridaforum.com or call (904 Museum ope nin g Saturday T he American Beach M useum will officially open on S atur d ay with a ce r emony fr om 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at American Beach Community Center, 1600 Julia St. The opening exhibit, The Sands of Time: An American Beach Stor y, realizes a longtime dream held by MaVynee B etsch, who died in 2005. K nown far and wide as the Beach Lady, Betsch was an historian, activist and envir o nmentalist and the gr eat-granddaughter of A.L. Lewis, president of the Afro American Life Insurance Company, who founded American Beach in 1935 as a place for African Americans to escape the stress of racism and segregation. For decades, the Beach Lady was an iconic figure, championing envir onmental causes and the preservation of the islands histor y cultur e and stories. The success of American Beach is a captivating story that. The exhibit features the history of American Beach, photographs, a filmed tour of the beach by the Beach Lady, along with her signatur e seven-foot locks of hair. Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, sister of the Beach Lady will speak at the opening cer emony. D aryl Hance of Jacksonville will bring his brand of funky, bluesy rock and roll music to Fernandina Beach on Sept. 27 with a performance at the Dog Star T aver n on Nor th Second Str eet. Hance and h is Power T r io will perf orm songs from his new a lbum, Land Of Trembling Earth, as well as cuts from his 2011 release Hallowed Ground. Hance co-founded the band Mofro with friend JJ Gr ey in the late 1990s, r ecording four albums and t ouring internationally with t he group before going his o wn way in the summer of 2 010. V i sit www .darylhance.com to learn more. SUBMITTED DARYL HANCE AT DOG STAR JSO readies for new season, conductor JACKSONVILLE A new e ra for the Jacksonville Symphony begins when conductor Courtney Lewis signals the downbeat on opening night of the 2014-15 season. Lewis makes his debut as music director designate on Sept. 26 and 27. The young British conductor is making his mark on the n ational scene, while also holding the assistant conductor position of the New York Philharmonic. While Lewis returns to conduct the Jacksonville Symphony in May, hes busy at work creating exciting programs for his first full season as music director, which b egins in the fall of 2015. A season of majestic mast erpieces highlights the 2014-15 Florida Blue Masterworks Series. The music begins with Lewis on the podium leading Berlioz orchestral showpiece, Symphonie Fantastique. Highlights also include an all-Mozart p rogram featuring A Little Night Music and the Symphony N o. 40. More Mozart continues with his final testament, the moving Requiem. Beethovens mastery abounds with the regal Emperor C oncerto, the poetic Pastoral S ymphony and epic Missa Solemnis. Also featured are George Gershwins jazz-age masterpiece, the Concerto in F a nd Bartoks stunning Concerto for Orchestra with Courtney L ewis on the podium. Rising star classical artists will take the spotlight, including pianists Gabriela Martinez and Andrew von Oeyen, violinists James Ehnes and Fumiaki Miura and cellist Johannes Moser. Jacksonville Symphony special events are sure to draw t housands of new and returning concert-goers, including an evening with six-time Tony-winning sensation Audra McDonald, contemporary pianist Jim Brickman bringing the sounds of the holiday season, an opera-in-concert production of Gershwins Porgy a nd Bess and a fully staged production of Tchaikovskys ballet S leeping Beauty. Star-studded event presentations, without the Jacksonville Symphony performing, include five-time Grammy-winning jazz pianist and world renowned singer Diana Krall, Christmas w ith The Kings Singers, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra w ith violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman, and Americas favorite radio host and storyteller, the enchanting Garrison Keillor. T he 2014-15 Fidelity Nationa l Financial Pops Series, assembled by Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski, is a season of music that everyone l oves. The lineup is headlined by legendary songwriter and entertainer Paul Williams, creator of hits for The Carpenters, Barbra Streisand and even Kermit the Frog. The series a lso features the music of Simon & Garfunkel, A Salute to America featuring the U nited States Naval Academy M ens Glee Club, music of the Mad Men era, romantic hits on Valentines Weekend, a tribute to the late Marvin Hamlisch, and Classic Soul featuring chart-topping hits from Motown. A variety of community engagement activities are also planned, including free Cover t he Town with Sound performances by small ensembles of Jacksonville Symphony music ians, Musical Storybooks e arly-learning concerts for preK children, and Symphony 101 luncheons followed by an open rehearsal. Daytime programs include the Family Series for young children, parents and grandparents, the Mayo Clinic Coffee Series and the Sunday afternoon CertusBank Matinee S eries. Tickets are available by calling the Jacksonville Symphony B ox Office at (904 F or complete information, log on to jaxsymphony.org, like Jacksonville Symphony on Facebook or follow on Twitter @jaxsymphony. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conductor Courtney Lewis will make his debut as music director designate of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra on Sept. 26 and 27.
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A pply in person at Martex Services, 1 417 A very Road, Fernandina Beach or c all 904-261-5364 for more info 2 01 Help Wanted AMELIA DENTAL GROUP is a team of dedicated professionals trained to provide our patients with the highest l evel of dental care. We are seeking an experienced Front Office Team Member who is compassionate, patient focuseda nd hard working who would like to g row with our team. The individual must have thorough knowledge of dental procedures, technically profic ient, dedicated and a multi-tasker. M ondayFriday please submit R esume to firstname.lastname@example.org EXPERIENCED ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK for Monday-Friday. Apply in p erson today or send your resume to: R on Anderson Chevrolet-Buick-GMC, 464054 State Road 200, Yulee, FL 32097. FRONT OFFICE P/T POSITION AVAILABLE Must be able to work every Saturday and Sunday. Must have valid drivers license & lift 30 lbs occasionally. 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VA benefits eligible. (866 E arn $$$ Helping M Ds! Process medical claims from home. Call the F eder al Trade Commission to find out how to spot medical billing scams. 1(877TC-HELP. A message from the News-Leader and the F T C. AUDITIONS ARE NOW OPEN for AL T O SOL O IST/CHANCEL CHOIR S ECTION LEADER at the Plantation C hapel. Candidates must be proficient a t sight -readng, able to sing during Sunday morning services weekly and sing a solo one time per month. Please contact Associate Minister of Music, D on Edwards, at (904 schedule an audition. This is a paid p osition. E DUCATION 3 01 Schools & Instruction NOW ENROLLING Little Wonders At Home Daycare 0 -9 yrs. $120/week (904 AIRLINE JOBS Start Here Get t rained as FAA certified Aviation T echnician. Financial aid for qualified students. Housing & job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance (844 MERCHANDISE 601 Garage Sales GREAT BIG GIANT YARD SALE Sat. 9/6, 8am-1pm. 83041 St. Mark Dr.,Y ulee. Garage storage, lawn equipm ent, some furniture, small kitchen appliances, home decor, & more. Y ARD SALE S at. 9/6, 8am. 1116A N ature's Walk. Furniture, craft supplies, household items, books, & more. 2-FAMILY SALE Household items, small appliances, artwork, & lots ofj ewelry. 9am-2pm Sat. 9/6. Off Atlantic A ve., 841 Tarpon Ave. NO EARLY BIRDS. GARAGE SALE Fri. 9/5 & Sat. 9/6, 8am-2pm. Tools, furniture, household items, etc. 97488 Pir a tes Point Rd., Y ulee. No Early Birds. Y ARD SALE H ousehold & kitchen i tems, oak kitchen cabinets, Ik ea twin bed, girls clothes sz 14-16, bosc lothes sz 10-14, & much more. Fri. 9 /5 and Sat. 9/6, 8am-2pm. 97266 M organs Way, Pirates Wood Subd. YARD SALE New & used. 2176 Cumberland Ct. Sat. 9/6, 7am-2pm. 3 20 S. 5TH ST. Fri. 9/5 & Sat. 9/6, 8am-1pm. Indoors. Downsizing! YARD SALE 95365 Sonoma Dr. Sat. 9/6, 8am-5pm. 6 01 Garage Sales TAG SALE 118 N. Second St., Fern. Beach, upstairs. Antiques, collectibles, furniture, chairs, chests, lamps, m icrowave, convection oven, never u sed walker for elderly, folding blinds, mirrors. Sat. & Sun., 9am-4pm. FRI. 9/5, 1-5PM & SAT. 9/6, 9AM1PM Multi-unit sale including antique store closeouts & estate sale over runs from local sales. Jewelry, furniture,a rtwork, musical instruments, tools, fishing equipment, glassware. Too much to list. At U-Haul Sales, 8th St., b ehind the Bank of America. ESTATE AND 4-FAMILY GARAGE SALE Something for everyone. Fri. 9/5 & Sat. 9/6, 8am-2pm. 95201 Nassau River Rd. SAT. 9/6, 8AM-2PM 861092 Worthington Dr. (Page Hill, Yulee). M oving sale. Household stuff, yard stuff, garage stuff, treadmill, Pennsylvania House solid cherry dining room set. ESTATE SALE Furniture, tools, kitchen & misc. items. 96270 Captains P ointe Rd. off Blackrock. Sat. 9/6, 8 am-2pm. 2747B FIRST AVE. Fern. Beach. Sat. 9/6, 8am-12pm. Golf clubs, bar stools, rugs, Mikasa china, kitchen ware, small appliances, lamps, tools, & more! 1988 Goldwing, w/trailer hitch, XBox radio & cruise, $2800. MOVING & GARAGE SALE -Multifamilies. Furniture, all household items, water sport items. Many items. Sat. 9/6, 8am-1pm. 236 N. 14th St. LOTS OF GOOD STUFF New & used. QS hdbrd w/dresser, mirror, nitestand; Bookcases, kitchen, small appliances, home decor books, to ys, Nintendo DS w /games, T25 Workout videos, pop-up t rundle w/mattress, Christmas, girls sz 1 0-16, ladies plus, mens. Too much to list all. Visit the KIDS CORNER for l emonade & treats; plus lots of toys for 25/ea. Take Chester Rd. to Roses Bluff, to HAVEN RD. (Yulee). Look for signs. Sat. 9/6, 8am-? 6 02 Articles for Sale MOVING SALE Tanning bed $500, Red Hat accessories, etc. Call (904 225-5392. 603 Miscellaneous A TTENTION V iagra & Cialis users. A cheaper alternative to high drugstore prices. 50 pill special $99 Free shipping. 100% guaranteed. 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