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ANGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader Parachutes will be landing on the c ity beach if a new skydiving operation is approved by the Airport Advisory C ommission and city commissioners. Rick Hornsby, who owns a similar skydiving operation in Aruba, presented his plan for a tandem skydiving business at Tuesdays city commission meeting. The business would land parachuters on the beach near Sliders Seaside Restaurant at Seaside Park, Hornsby said. The business would lease an office near the beach and from there, transpor t customers to the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport. Customersw ould then be flown to 5,000 feet and d ropped over the city beach in tand em with an expert skydiver, Hornsby said. A safety crew would be on location at an open drop spot on the beach, and in constant contact with pilots and expert skydivers, he said. The intent (of this business o ffer something people have seldom b een able to offer, Hornsby said, and to promote the city worldwide. H ornsby said the operation would use only two parachutes at a time, and w ould offer only tandem skydives every hour beginning around 8 a.m. Customers landing by parachute on the beach would then be picked up by vehicle and brought back to the office. With a maximum of 15 a day, the daily skydives would end around noon, d epending on conditions, Hornsby said. The operation would also maint ain its own aircraft. The impact on the local economy is significant, Hornsby said. Every skydiver has two to four people accomp anying them. Hornsby said he estim ated the skydiving business could a dd $2 million to the local economy annually. Our parachutes are state-of-theart and extremely maneuverable, Hornsby said. These are highly steerable parachutes. I can land in the mid dle of this room 100 out of 100 times.. .. Ive done this for five years in Aruba a nd have 20 years of experience in S outh Florida. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK News-Leader 1 6 0th year No. 76 C op yright, 2014 The News-Leader Fernandina Beach, FL Printed on 100% recycled newsprint with soy based ink. F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 19, 2014 /18 P AGES 2 S ECTIONS $ 1.00 I I N N D D E E X X C LASSIFIEDS ...............................7B C OMMUNITY ............................ 8A E DIT ORIAL .................................. 7A M USIC N OTES .....................................2B O BITUARIES ...........................................2A O UTAND A BOUT .................2B R ELIGION .................................................. 3B S ERVICE D IRECT ORY ....................... 5B S PORTS ....................................................10A S UDOKU ......................................2B S S E E A A T T U U R R T T L L E E N N E E S S T T I I N N G G S S E E A A S S O O N N 2014: 116 (15 Lost to tides) Hatched: 6594 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 . Skydivers land on city beach? MAR Y MAGUIRE/NEWS-LEADER Somers Isles Shipping will celebrate the 1,000th voyage of the ship Somers Isles between the Port of Fer nandina and Ber muda. Company employees met the ship at the Por t on Saturday. From left are Cathy Kaltenbach, Robin Bishop, manager of Nor th Florida Shipping Inc., T erry McCarthy, Jack Watson, Robby Long, Teddy White and ship Capt. Emiel Koelhuis. MARY MAGUIRE News-Leader One of the busiest companies at the Por t of Fer nandina is located a few miles south of the facility on Bailey Road, not far fr om South Eighth Street. Somers Isles Shipping Inc. (SISL operates from a spacious office where employees arrange shipping for a wide range of pr oducts fr om washing machines and wallboard to luxury yachts and living room furniture to travel fr om Fer nandina Beach to Hamilton, Bermuda. T wo to three times each month, the company fully loads the Somers Isles cargo ship with 165 containers and then sends it on a 3 1/2-day trip into the Nor th Atlantic Ocean wher e its haul will be unloaded in Bermudas capital city. This por t-to-por t ser vice started in 1986 and next week the company will celebrate the ships 1,000th voyage. There is a party scheduled in Fernandina Beach on Sept. 23 and in Bermuda on Sept. 30. Several of the company s boar d members and executives from Bermuda are traveling to Fernandina to attend the celebration. e want to say thank you to our clients and local leaders for all of the support weve received from the community over the last 28 years, said Robin Bishop, who is chairman of the companys wholly owned U.S. subsidiar y Nor th Florida Shipping Inc. e have always liked the smalltown atmospher e in Fer nandina, we love the Por t and we enjoy being par t of the community The company has seven employees, including two mechanics that handle container repairs in a workshop behind the office space. When the ship heads out to sea it s run by a nine-member crew, including a captain, said Bishop, who r elo cated to Fer nandina Beach from the Netherlands with his wife and child. A company based in Holland handles staffing for the ship, said Bishop, and draws people from all over the world to work on the crew. Bishop said the ship is leased. Bishop lives in Jacksonville but the company owns its building at 2661 Bailey Road as well as all of its equip ment. This includes the chassis and containers. Some of the containers are refrigerated (the industry calls them reefers) because Somers Isles also 1,000 v oyages from Port to Bermuda ANGELA DAUGHTRY News-Leader If nothing else came of a discussion o n horseback riding on city beaches d uring T uesday s commission meet i ng, folks at least lear n ed ther s mor e than one way to look at horse manur e. As a result of the discussion, an amended ordinance on the permitting of horseback riding was set aside for fur ther study after residents complained about unjust restrictions on r iders. D ue to pr evious r esidential com p laints about horse manur e on the beach, City Attorney Tammi Bach added several new conditions to the citys regulations for horses on the beach, which wer e up for initial commissioner appr oval T uesday. According to city regulations, perm itted horses are only allowed on the c ity beach south of the Sadler Road b each access between sunrise and 11 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to sunset, between May and October. Permitted horses are allowed in that area any t ime between November and April. N ew regulations are that children u nder 16 must wear helmets and permit holders must clean up after horses or put a tail bag on their horse. Per mit holders would have also been required to call city police dispatch at least four hours in advance of ever y ride, and let police know the exact n umber of horses on the beach. T he latter change particularly s tuck in the craw of private and commercial riders. Dawn Latham, an attor n ey and local equestrian, went so far as to say the new per mitting language inter fer es with the constitutional rights of horseback riders. I ask the commission what city g oals that amendment serves, L atham said. She noted that fisherm en ar e not r equir ed to call city police when they begin fishing, even though they leave bait and fish heads behind on the beach. She also explained that it is extremely difficult to pick up Horseback riders defend beach use SOMERS Continued on 4A BEACH Continued on 3A HORSES Continued on 3A RARE VISITOR MICHAEL LEARY/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER Local photographer Michael Lear y captur e d this image in a local tide pool wher e thr ee r eddish egr ets were feeding. These egrets are rare visitors to the area. Residents of southern Florida and the Gulf Coast to Texas, they may occasionally pass through the area as migrants. They are the most rare of all the North American herons and egrets, Leary said. C oun ty OKs budg et tax hike MARY MA G UIRE News-Leader Paving r oads is not a priority for the county commission. The board took the $1.5 million pavement management plan out oft he upcoming budget. It is planning to replace vehicles fr o m lawn mowers to fir e trucks, but the budget dropped from a consultants recommendation to fund the pr ogram at $6 million, to a county plan to spend $3 million, to deciding there is only $1.5 million to coverr eplacement vehicles. W hat s still in? A proposed proper ty tax hike. Less than two weeks r e main before the county starts its new fiscal year, and a property tax increase of one mill remains under consideration. That is a $1 increase for every $1,000 of assessed pr oper ty value. F or the past seven years, elected o f ficials have used savings to cover o perating expenses rather than ask property owners for more money. e ve basically been spending our savings like dr unken sailors, said County Commissioner Pat Edwar ds. W eve spent the reserves we can get our hands on. Edwards said its time to stop d oing that. If we dont do something to stop the leak wer e all going to dr own, s aid Edwar ds. D uring the first public hearing on t he boar d s pr oposed 2014-15 budget Sept. 11, Edwards said he wants to follow a sound fiscal policy. Ive never been a suppor ter of taking our reserves to dangerous levels, said Edwards. He suppor ts a tax incr ease and so d o two other boar d members. I n a 3-2 vote, the board again a ppr o ved a tentative pr oper ty tax increase in an effort to balance the countys $167 million budget. But the plan is not finalized, yet. A second public hearing must be held and that meeting is scheduled for M onday. H er e is the vote: B B u u d d g g e e t t m m e e e e t t i i n n g g A s econd public hearing on the Nassau County Commissions fiscal 2014-15 budget will be held on Monday at 6 p.m. at the James S. Page GovernmentalC omplex, 96135 Nassau Place, Y ulee. COUNTY Continued on 4A


2A F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 19, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK I ra Mae Cribb Ira Mae Cribb passed away September 9th, 2014. The funeral service will be held at 11 AM, Saturday at the River of Praise W orship Center, 83410 St Mark Dr, Yulee, FL. T he visitation will be held from 5-7 PM tonight, Friday, S ept. 19, at the Elm Street Church of God, 502 South 11th St., Fernandina Beach, FL. Interment will be in Bosque Bello Cemetery. Please sign the family guest book at w Funerals by T.S. Warden Jacksonville Dr. Richard E. Garth Dr. Richard E. Garth of Amelia Island, Fla., died on September 13, 2014 after a long and eventful life. He was 88 at the time of his death. He was born in Knoxville, Tenn., in 1926 to A nna B and Robert Marshall Garth. He attended Elementary School in Honolulu, Hawaii and L ee High School in Jacksonville, Fla. He served in the field artillery as a fire direct ion control operator in the 42nd Rainbow Division in Europe during the final 4 months of the European campaign of WWII and then in the occupation of Austria for 13 m onths. He obtained an AA Degree f rom the University of Florida, BA from Emory University, MS from the University of Tennessee, and the Ph.D. in Biology from Emory University. He taught ata number of universities, retiring as a full professor from the University of Tennessee at C hattanooga in 1989. He loved working with students and was fortunate to receive a number o f awards from students, faculty, and alumni during his career. He was married to Louise Harvey Monger of Sweetwater, Tenn., in 1950 and they had six children. They are Louise Catherine Fedosky ofS pringdale, Ark., Sandra Garth Radford of Johnson City, Tenn., Cynthia Garth Cobb of J acksonville, Fla., Jean Garth Brooks of Bulls Gap, Tenn., Carol Garth Hixson of Chattanooga, T enn., and James Richard Garth of Signal Mountain, Tenn. He and his wife are survived by seventeen grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildr en. There will be no services, as that is what he requested. Please shar e his Life Legacy at www .oxley h ear O xley-Heard Funeral Directors Brian S c ott Harrold Sr., M.D. Brian Scott Har rold, Sr., M.D., 83, of Powell, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 15, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. B rian was bor n in Bellefontaine, Ohio on J anuar y 8, 1931 and was a longtime resident of M assillon, Ohio and Fernandina Beach, Florida. The youngest of five siblings, all of whom were characters, Brian had a life-long love affair with science. As a young boy, he conducted a science experiment that led to an explosion that catapulted him out the second stor y window of his childhood home now the Logan County H istor y Center broken bones the result. With n owher e to go but up, he became a r espected p athologist, tirelessly diagnosing diseases and even appearing on an episode of American Justice wher e his keen intellect helped solve a crime. Brian took fashion cues and political advice from no one. He grew a goatee in political pr otest and was known to declar e he was deteriorating on schedule. A s a young man, he attended Culver Military A cademy He pursued higher education at Yale U niversity The Ohio State University and Jef f erson Medical College. Brian also ser ved as a Major in the United States Air Force. He is survived by the mother of his children, Cynthia Williams, and their children, Brian Jr. (KathyHesham Hassan of Canton, Ohio, and Shawn (John Karasarides of Powell, Ohio. Survivors from his marriage to Barbara Lindsay Harrold in 1979 include children, Michael (Suzanne Fr eeze of Boston, Massachusetts, Michelle (Shawnoder of Massillon, Ohio, James Fr eeze, Jill (Rober t) Hart of Boston, Massachusetts, and Lindsay (Jason Killeen, Texas. He also is survived by 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren as well as many loving nieces, nephews and other friends. He also leaves behind his beloved dog, Bear who is happily acclimating to a very full and busy household with his extended family Brian was preceded in death by his parents, Milton Calver t and Odessyl Har rold, his wife Barbara Lindsay Harrold, and his siblings Milton Calvert, Jr., Robert Frances, Bruce Durston, and Lois Kennington Johnson. Brian led a full life, sharing his wisdom and logic without judgment. He cherished his family and was a constant source of comfort to those ar ound him. He will be pr ofoundly missed. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. at the Rutherford Funeral Home At Powell, 450 W. Olentangy St. (Powell Rd./St. Rt. 750/1/4 mile east of Sawmill Pkwy) Powell, OH 43065. (614792-1471). The family will receive guests beginning at 2:00. T he family wishes to give special thanks to health care providers at Riverside MethodistH ospital for their loving care and support during Brians final weeks. Donations may be made t o or Please visit to send condolences to the Harrold family. Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell Powell, Ohio H erbert Lee Underwood Sr. Mr. Herbert Lee Herb Underwood, Sr., age 83, of Fernandina Beach, FL passed away on Tuesday morning, September 16, 2014 at the Warner Center for Caring at Baptist Medical Center in Fernandina Beach, FL. Born in Ben Hill County, GA, he was the y oungest of seven children born to the late Albert and Lillie Bell B rown Underwood. He grew up in rural Ben Hill County and was a graduate of Fitzgerald High School, Class of 1949. After high school he attended Middle Georgia College before joining the United States Navy and serving duri ng the Korean Conflict. In September of 1953 he married Addie Roxie Goins. Upon being h onorably discharged, he completed his degree at Middle Georgia and enrolled at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta where hee arned his degree in civil engineering. After graduation, he accepted a position with Federal Civil Service as Director of Engineering for eight southeastern states. He was later transferred to Miami Dade County in Miami where he worked as the Director of Housing and Urban Development. In the late 1960s, he was brought to Jacksonville to cr eate the Department of HUD, assist with the Greater JacksonvilleC onsolidation efforts and serve as Chief A dministration Of ficer under Mayor Hans T anzler. Upon Jake Godbolds taking over the Office of Mayor, Mr. Underwood was asked to head up the Downtown Jacksonville Development Authority. He remained with the City of Jacksonville until retiring in 1992. Having lived in Fer nandina Beach previously; upon r etirement, he and his wife returned t o the shores of Amelia Island. Upon leaving p ublic ser vice, he became a General Contractor a nd accepted the position of Vice President of Vulcan Construction in Jacksonville. Mr. Underwood later founded and served as President of the Herb Underwood Contracting Corporation. He enjoyed and loved ver y much being with his very large family and the Underwood Family r eunions, which helped keep his family close. H erb enjoyed cooking, golf, hunting, fishing, t raveling and an occasional cigar His most spe cial moments were being a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Fernandina where he was a member of the Adult Sunday School Class,a Church Elder and Stephen Ministry Minister. In addition to his par ents, he is pr eceded in death by five brothers and sisters and a son, Stephen Keith Underwood. M r Under wood leaves behind, his loving w ife of 61 years, Addie Goins Under w ood, Fernandina Beach, FL, a son, Herbert Lee Underwood Jr., and his wife, Janet, Atlantic Beach, FL, a daughter, Elaine Burford and her husband, Dale, Fernandina Beach, FL, his sister Ann Bisset, Jacksonville, FL, seven grandchildren, Danielle McMaster (Jonnie Underwood, Katie Burford, Rhett Burford, Cody Cosper Stephanie and Kase Harper two gr eatg randchildr en, Frankie and Jasper McMaster and numer ous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Funeral ser vices will be at 11:00 am on Satur day September 20, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church of Fernandina Beach with the Rever end Dr W ain W esberry, officiating. Mr. Underwood will be laid to rest at a later date in the family section of Mr. Zion Missionary Baptist Chur ch Cemeter y in W i lcox County GA. His family will r eceive friends on Saturday, following the service, in Jim Thomas Hall at the First Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Stephen Keith Under wood Endowment Fund at the First Presbyterian Church of Fernandina Beach, 9 North 6th Str eet, Fer nandina Beach, FL 32034 or to the Warner Center for Caring at Baptist Medical Center of Fernandina Beach. Please share his Life Legacy and leave your memories and condolences at O xle y-H ear d F uner al Dir ectors DEATH NOTICES Barbara Elaine Griffiths, 65, Fernandina Beach, died on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors Dawn P. Hines, 79, Fernandina Beach, died on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. O xle y-H ear d F uner al Directors Errica Patrice Waye, Yulee, died on W ednesday Sept. 17, 2014. F uner als By T. S. Warden Jacksonville O BITUARIES W EEKLY UPDATE 5 5 1 1 1 1 A A s s h h S S t t r r e e e e t t , F F e e r r n n a a n n d d i i n n a a B B e e a a c c h h , F F L L 3 3 2 2 0 0 3 3 4 4 (904) 261-3696 Fax 261-3698 W W e e b b s s i i t t e e f f o o r r e e m m a a i i l l a a d d d d r r e e s s s s e e s s : : f f b b n n e e w w s s l l e e a a d d e e r r . c c o o m m Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday The News-Leader is published every Wednesday and Friday by The Fernandina Beach News-Leader 51 1 Ash Street, P .O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Periodicals postage paid at Fernandina Beach, Fla. (USPS 189-9001. Reproductions of the contents of this publication in whole or in part without written permission from the publisher are prohibited. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: News-Leader, P.O. Box 16766, Fernandina Beach, FL32035. The NewsLeader may only be sold by persons or businesses authorized by the publisher or circulation director. NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS: The News-Leader assumes no financial responsibility for typographical errors in advertising. When notified promptly the part of the advertisement in which the typographical error appears will be reprinted. All adver tising is subject to the approval of the publisher The News-Leader reserves the right to correctly classify edit or delete any objectionable wording or reject the advertisement in its entirety at any time prior to scheduled publication if it is determined that the advertisement or any part thereof is contrary to the general standard of advertising acceptance. SUBSCRIPTION RA TES Mail in Nassau County . . . . . . . . . .$39.99 Mail out of Nassau County . . . . . . . . .$69.99 NEWS DEADLINES Community News: Monday, 5 p.m. Letters to the editor: Monday, 12 p.m. ChurchNotes: Monday 5 p.m. People and Places: Thursday, 3 p.m. ADVERTISING DEADLINES WEDNESDAYNEWS-LEADERFRIDAYNEWS-LEADER Classified Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m.*Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 5 p.m. Legal Notices: Friday noon N/A Retail Advertising: Friday, 3 p.m.Tuesday, 3 p.m. Monday holidays the Classified deadline wil be Friday at 5 p.m. S S A A L L r r a a f f f f l l e e The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 54 Fernandina Beach is holding a raffle for gifts cards in the a mount of $300, $150 and $50. Tickets are $1 each.E ach ticket gives you a chance at one of the prizes. T he drawing will be held Oct. 1 and you do not need to be present to win. Buy tickets at the Post, located at Third and Gum streets. H H o o m m e e c c o o m m i i n n g g p p a a r r a a d d e e T he Fernandina Beach High School homecoming parade will take place downtown on Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. The community is invited to p articipate. If you or your group would be interested inb eing included, contact Rob Hicks at FBHS at 261-5714 o r robert.hicks@nassau. B B l l a a c c k k C C a a t t D D a a y y s s Its Black Cat Days at the C ats Angels Adoption Center, 709 S. Eighth St.,F ernandina Beach. Through the end of September, all of its black cats and kittens h ave a special adoption fee of $ 25. The kittens are playful, s weet and full of energy. The black adult kitties come in all s hapes and sizes. All of the cats and kittens have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. The Cats AngelsA doption Center is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. MondayS aturday. Visit V V o o l l u u n n t t e e e e r r s s n n e e e e d d e e d d The Day Drop-in Center is looking for volunteers for Tuesdays and Wednesdays mornings. The center welcomes people experiencingh omelessness and those at h igh risk of homelessness. S er v ices include showers and laundry facilities, a mailing addr ess, phone and com puter use, help acquiring needed documents, and referral to local service providers. The center isl ocated at the Fernandina B each Chur ch of Christ at t he cor n er of Jasmine and South 14th streets. To volunteer contact Dani Gammel, (216 C C o o a a s s t t a a l l c c l l e e a a n n u u p p In support of the I nternational Coastal C leanup on Sept. 20 the fol l owing organizations, in partnership with Keep Nassau Beautiful and For t Clinch State Park, will conduct Adopt A Shor e beach cleanups: Amelia Island Sea T urtle Watch will assemble a t 9 a.m. Satur day at the D olphin Avenue parking lot at Main Beach. Wild Amelia will assemble at the For t Clinch State parking lot at 9 a.m. Saturd ay. Entrance fees to the s tate park will be waived for par ticipants. Bags and gloves will be provided. S S t t e e a a k k N N i i g g h h t t The American Legion Riders of Post 54 will host a Steak Dinner Sept. 20 at the Post, 626 S. Third St. Dinner will include steak, baked potato, cor n on the cob and salad for a $12 donation. To go or ders ar e available by calling 261-7900. Enter tainment starts at 7 p.m. G G u u n n c c o o u u r r s s e e s s Gary W. Belson Associates Inc. will hold a concealed weapon license course at 6 p.m. on Sept. 25 and at 5 p.m. Oct. 1, 7 and 9. A basic with defensive tactics course will be held at 9 a.m. Sept. 20 and 27 and Oct. 4. For details and additional classes and information, contact Belson at 491-8358, (904 Visit www. TheBelsonGr L L i i t t e e r r a a c c y y f f a a i i r r A free Family Literacy Fair will be held in the main courtyard at FSCJ North Campus, 4501 Capper Road, Jacksonville, on Sept. 20 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FSCJ hosts this annual event to promote the importance of reading and incorporating literacy into a family activity. Guests will enjoy free food and books, reading activities, face painting, poet-r y and golf lessons. Ther e will be a kids art station, a STAR Lab Planetarium demonstration and door prizes. Also lear n about FSCJs essay contest for elementary, middle and high school students. For infor mation call (904 P P B B & & J J d d r r i i v v e e The Nassau County Volunteer Center and the Girl Scouts of Nassau County will hold their 16h a nnual Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive Sept. 22-Oct. 24.T his project is in coordination with national Make a D ifference Day Drop-off sites include: Nassau County Volunteer Center (1303 Jasmine St., Suite 104A); Emma Love H ardee Elementary; Fernandina Beach MiddleS chool; Yulee Elementary; Yulee Primary; St. Michael A cademy; Step-by-Step Child Care of Yulee; Winn-Dixie, Callahan; and Computer MD, Fernandina. Donations will be distribu ted by the Nassau County Volunteer Center to NassauC ounty Head Start Programs, Barnabas Center, S alvation Army Hope House and Council on Aging Nassau. For information about the Nassau County Volunteer C enter and upcoming holiday programs, call the 261-2 771 or email at ncvcfb@ Visit the center at and on F acebook. S S t t . J J u u d d e e f f u u n n d d r r a a i i s s e e r r On Sept. 22, Yulee Chilis w ill donate profits from the days revenues to St. Jude Childrens Hospital, as part of its More Hope for St. Judes Kids campaign.C ome to Chilis and enjoy your favorite meal, appetize rs or beverages, and you will be supporting St. Jude a s well. To learn other ways for you can contribute, see e/ or contact Yulee Chilis manager, Steve Gibson at 225-8666. L L e e a a r r n n i i n n g g s s e e r r i i e e s s L earn the warning signs o f mental health pr o blems and how you can help a person thr ough a crisis at Family Suppor t Ser vices of North Floridas Breakfast Learning Series, Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 9 a.m. F SS offers the free educat ional pr ogram about Mental H ealth First Aid at its Nassau County office, 96016 Lofton Squar e Cour t in Y ulee. Networking and conti nental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.; program from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Register to attenda t FSS.BLS.Nassau@ f ssnf.or g or 225-5347. T he program will cover a five-step plan to assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis. Car rie Anderson Mays, senior behavioral health therapist, Star ting Point Behavioral H ealthcar e, will also discuss d epr ession, anxiety/trauma, p sychotic disorders and substance use disorders. W W a a l l k k i i n n N N a a s s s s a a u u Walkin Nassaus next e vent is in conjunction with t he Ben Byrns Runway Rally Sept. 27 at 8 a.m. at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airpor t. Members will take par t in the 5K walk/run on the airports runways and taxiways to supports local organizations that provide programs for youth to develop a sense of self-esteem and the ability to make better choices in their lives regarding dr ug use. V isit www.Ben Byr for information. Thanks to Jane and Doug Bailey, Walkin Nassau is a sponsor of this event. Fee is $25 and registration is required at www.1stplacespor ns.html. For information and to RSVP as a club par ticipant, email Jane Bailey at D D r r u u g g T T a a k k e e B B a a c c k k D D a a y y The Nassau Alcohol Crime and Drug Abatement Coalition (NACDAC partnership with the Fernandina Beach Police Department and the Nassau County Sheriffs Office, will support the DEA and the National Prescription DrugT ake Back Day on Sept. 27. Nassau County has two per manent drop box locations to collect unwanted, unused and expired prescription medications: the lobby of the Fernandina Beach Police Department, 1525 Lime St., and the lobby of the Nassau County Sheriffs Office, 76001 Bobby Moore, Circle, Yulee. Pet medications also are accepted. This day is an effort to encourage the proper disposal of pr escription medica tions. Sign up for a library card Visit your local branch of the Nassau County Librar y System and sign up for your fr ee librar y card. A library card unlocks a world of adventur e giving everyone access to books, ebooks, music, movies, computers, genealogy resources, 52 online databases covering a wide variety of topics, practice tests, career information, r esume examples, e-government resources, interlibrary loan ser vices and fun programs for children and adults. For more information visit the librarys website: or any library branch: Br yceville, 7280 Motes Road; Callahan, 450077 SR 200, Suite 15; Fer nandina Beach, 25 N. Fourth St.; Hilliard, 15821 CR 108; Y ulee branch, FSCJ/Nassau Center, 76346 William Burgess Blvd. Breast healthe vent O ct 1 6 Baptist Health physicians will discuss breast health and breast cancer at Dessert and Discussion, an annual event about br east health and br east cancer, Oct. 16 from 6-8 p.m. at t he Hill Br e ast Center at Baptist M edical Center (four th floor c lassr o om), 1235 San Marco B lvd., Jacksonville. Baptist Health physicians and staff will share their expertise and answer questions. Kevin Winslow, MD, reprod uctive endocrinologist and obstetrician and gynecologist, will discuss fertility issues faced by breast cancer patients. Ankit Desai, MD, plastic surgeon, will talk about r econ struction options and Tina Reynolds, registered dietitian for Baptist Health, will provide education about nutritional considerations for breast cancer patients. Joan Ryan, a master yoga educator will shar e how yoga therapy can help breast cancer sur vivors. RSVP by Oct. 14 by calling (9047787 -and-discussion-tickets12666211981. Library marks passport month The Fernandina Beach B ranch Library will celebrate National Passport Awareness Month with the U.S. Department of State with extended hours for passport application p rocessing on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A ppointments are strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are w elcome. The library can process firsttime applications and renewals for passports if issued over 15 years ago. H as your passport been lost or stolen? Did you have a name c hange? The library can do these also. G etting your passport is easy and can be done quickly, if you are prepared. You will need to bring three items 1) evidence of your identification such as your F lorida drivers license; 2) evidence of your citizenship, typically your birth certificate. The birth certificate must be the original or a certified copy and 3) two checks for payment. L ibrary staff also is happy to take the photographs for you. P assport fees are paid to the U.S. Department of State; the $25 facility fee is for processing the application. All forms are available at the library, stop inb eforehand to pick up yours. Check the librarys website f or details at www.nassau; or visit travel.state. g ov. Call 277-7365 for appointments or email Refr eshments will be pr o vided by Friends of the Fernandina Beach Branch Librar y


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 3A F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 19, 2014 NEWS News-Leader WHERE: Grace Community Church 96038 Lofton SquareCourt (next to Winn Dixie)Yulee, Florida 32097 (904 WHEN: Saturday, October 4, 2014; 9:00-4:00 WHAT: Session1: Why are We Here? Why Its So Hard To Share Our Faith With Others. Session 2: Using Your Hand To Share The Gospel Session 3: Overcoming The Fear of Witnessing Session 4: Finding People Who Are Open Session 5: Sharing The Gospel With Stories Session 6: Leading in Commitment Session 7: Developing A Love For The Lost Session 8 : Developing an Ongoing Gospel Ministry Ron & Lynn LesterTrainers$ $ 1 1 5 5 P P e e r r P P e e r r s s o o n n(Sponsorship availableBE THERE DONT MISSIT! BLACKROCKBAPTISTCHURCHCelebrating Homecoming 53YearsSPECIALGUEST:Mechelle NelsonHOMECOMINGMESSAGE:John Kasper,Senior Pastor of Blackrock Baptist ChurchService will be followed by dinner. Hope to see you there!! Nuns helped yellow fever victims PHOTO BY DONALD DOUGLAS/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER F riends of the Sisters will hold a tribute Monday to honor two Catholic nuns who died w hile helping the sick during Fernandinas yellow fever epidemic in September 1877. A t the gravesites in Bosque Bello Cemetery are, from left, Pat Ruebush, Luigi B resciani, Beverly and James Crawly, Nola Perez, Iris Ward and Brian Downy. M ARY MAGUIRE News-Leader A group of local citizens will hold a tribute on Monday to honor two Catholic nuns who died while helping the sick duri ng Fernandinas yellow fever epidemic in September 1877. O rganizers will lay flowers on the gravesites of Sister Marie de Sales and Sister Marie Celinie Joubert at 4 p.m., on Monday to commemorate the anniversary of their deaths. The group is calling thems elves Friends of the Sisters and they invite the public to a ttend the tribute and to bring a rose to the ceremony. The nuns are buried in Bosque Bello Cemetery in Old Town on the north end of Amelia Island. What these two sisters did w as extraordinary. The community needs to remember t hem, said organizer and Fernandina Beach resident Luigi Bresciani. While the outbreak caused widespread panic and fear, it also revealed the heroism of the people who risked their l ives to help people stricken by the disease. For the group, this includes Sister Marie de Sales, who died at age 26, and Mother Celinie, who died at age 33. The nuns a re reported to have helped m any people as others people t ried to save themselves by leaving town. Or g anizers are parishioners at St. Michael Catholic Church in Fernandina and would like to see the nuns entombed there. Bresciani said the service w ill be held rain or shine. For m ore information contact him a t or at 277-3985. mmaguir D DO O N N T TL LI I T T T T E E R RSpay or NeuterA PUBLICSERVICEANNOUNCMENT BYTHENEWSLEADER C ommissioner Pat Gass was the only commissioner who expressed concerns about the parachute operation. I start thinking about Saturday and Sunday, when everyone is going to the b each, Gass said. Not all people on the beach are as n ice as (local residents). She added that some visitors renting houses on the beach might not be very happy to see parachuters landing on the beach. The beach is there for e veryone to use, but not if people have to back up for you to u se it, Gass said. City Manager Joe Gerrity s uggested having Hornsby present his business proposal to the Airport Advisory Commission so it could bring back its recommendation to the city commission at a future date. C ommissioners approved a skydiving operation at the c ity airport in 2010 called Skydive Amelia, but the business only lands parachutes ata specific area at the city airport. BEACH C ontinued from 1A horse droppings while riding, and that the tide takes it all o ut to sea anyway. Under the public trust d octrine, the public has the right to use that beach, L atham said. Once we have a permit on our person and on our trailer (the police who we are ... it seems redundant to call the local police d epartment. Debbie Manser, who opera tes a local horse ranch, said her business can build dreams for people all over the w orld, for people to ride horse s on our beautiful beach. I cant tell you the thousands and thousands of dollars Ive brought to this island, Manser said. Owner of 30 horses, Manser said that without income from horse rides on the beach she would h ave to give them up. She a dded that she picks up the m anure after her horses and brings it back to her ranch to discard. Commissioner Johnny Miller said he understood the argument on horse manure goes both ways, but that he believed the objection toh orse manure was mostly a v isual thing. As far as horse m anur e containing danger ous toxins, he said, were only talking about dried-up grass. If everybody could basically get along, this wouldnt be a problem, Miller said. But r esident Jim Caine, w ho lives on South Fletcher A venue, said there is nothi ng r o mantic about horse poop. I dont think youre going to enforce this, Caine said to commissioners. You see the resistance (from horseback riders). Ther es almost an attit ude of entitlement. I dont t hink it s an economic benefit .. and police shouldn t have to enfor c e it. ... If it s such a great idea, why don t we expand it to all city beaches? As a resident its not just m e, Caine said. We will storm the commission on second reading (of this ordinance). Horse owner Stan Potter said the section on informing local police was cumbersome,a nd that he could not see the benefit. (Policee riding and they know when t o patrol it, he said. You should just say, clean up your poop or youll be fined. He also noted he used a Great Dane to pull a cart along the beach for transport of horse manure. This ordinance has never been enforced in all these years, Latham said, adding that riders should be allowed o n all beaches, including those around Fort Clinch. ith more people moving in, we have to make room for more activities, Commissioner Pat Gass said. But, she added, the people w ho dont ride also have r ights. M anser said the problem was primarily with outsiders who bring their horses to city beaches and ignore or are unaware of city regulations. Horse owner Nancy Noble, who said she lives ont he beach, objected to being l umped in with commercial h orseback operations. Noble said she carried plastic grocer y bags to pick up the dr o ppings from her horse. Its not a problem for private individuals, Noble said. Dog owners don t like t o pick up dog poop, any m ore than horse owners like t o pick up horse poop, Gass said. Commissioner Charles Corbett said that, due to unintended consequences, the city should hold a workshop on the matter Commissioners agreed to hold approval of the amended or dinance until the i ssue is discussed in detail at a public workshop in the near future. HORSES Continued from 1A


W alter Jr. Boatright: Yes. Edwards: Yes. Danny Leeper: Yes. Barry Holloway: No. Steve Kelley: No. This is not the time to raise taxes, said Kelley. Youre g oing to put people on the unemployment line. E dwards is not convinced that property taxes are the r ight way to measure employment. When we didnt raise taxes people lost their jobs, said Edwards. T he countys Office of Management and Budget has p rojected an $11 million shortfall in next years budget and for now officials are using a mix of funding options to balance the budget. It includes a tax increase, using reserve funding and cutst o capital improvement projects. Kelley said he is not sure the p rojections are correct. Im not sure were going to c ompletely run out (of money said Kelley. Im of the opinion that the market is changing and were coming out. Leeper said the county must be careful not to cut too much. He said people will not want to come to Nassau County if officials do not maintain infras tructure, mow the grass and keep fire stations open. Its quality of life and level of service, said Leeper. Leeper implied that a tax increase could be temporary. If we do raise the millage I hope its for a short time, said Leeper. B oatright said, I dont want to keep paying more taxes, but there comes a point when something has to give. Boatright said prices of goods and services are up and that is something business owners understand. Health insurance has doub led in those years. Fuel prices have fluctuated 15 cents a gallon, said Boatright. e cant keep dipping into savings. I would think businesses know that. At some point they raise the price of the widget. The board also discussed K elleys plan to balance the budget and its on the agenda again for their hearing Monday a t 6 p.m. It calls for changing existing fiscal policies, such as removing restrictions on how money should be spent. According to Kelley, this includes spending for the one-cent sales tax, which taxpayers were told would pay for capital improvements. K elleys plan also asks constitutional officers to hold their budgets to current levels. The plan does not say how the departments should cover rising costs, such as healthcare insurance, workers compensation, fuel, union contracts that might call for salary increases o r liabilities from any lawsuits not covered by insurance. Holloway took issue with Kelleys timing. Why wait until tonight? said Holloway. Youve had four months or five months youve been waving this around the county 4A F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 19, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK A Public Service Announcement by The News-LeaderD ONT LITTERSPAY~NEUTER N OTICE OFPROPOSED TAX INCREASEThe Nassau County Board of County Commissioners has tentatively adopted a measure to increase its property tax levy. Last years property tax levy: A.Initially proposed tax levy . . . . . . . .$45,235,396B .Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board A nd other assessment changes . . . . . .$ 3,130,103 C.Actual property tax levy . . . . . . . .$42,105,293 This years proposed tax levy . . . . . . .$50,501,967 All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax increase to be held on:Monday, September22, 2014 6:00 PM at the James S. Page Governmental Complex 96135 Nassau Place Yulee, FL32097AFINALDECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made at this hearing. s ends food to Ber muda, such as f reezer foods, soda, beer, cookies and detergent. The company ships for Kraft, Sams, Procter & Gamble and Kimberly Clark, among other consumer product companies. A lot of diapers go to B er muda, said Bishop. Anything you can find at the grocery store, we send it. Bishop offers high praise to the Ports manager Kinder Mor gan and its director Val Schwec. The company is hosting its par ty with Kinder Mor gan. The e ner gy company based in H ouston has managed the Port s ince 2001 and also manages t erminals. The Port goes out of its way to help us. We really havea better deal here with service than what we would get at a bigger port, said Bishop. He knows. Bishop said the c ompany operated out of J acksonville in 1985, the year b efore moving its business to the Port of Fernandina. Schwec says operating a small port allows Kinder Morgan to focus on customer service. The beauty of being ina small pond like we ar e her e is t hat we have the opportunity t o treat all of the people who u se the Por t as big fish, Schwec said. Somers Isles Shipping is owned and operated out of Bermuda, though North Florida Shipping Inc. represents the shipping line in thisc ountry and provides agency s ervices, such as taking care o f the vessel, handling docu mentation and helping the crew. Should a crew member need a doctor, the company will schedule the appointment. Bermuda has also been known as Somers Isles and it isw here the ship gets its name. B ut its not the original ship. T hey need to be replaced. W hile most of the cargo is in containers, the companys website says about 10 percent of its business last year was in break bulk (think of it like packing suitcases in a cars trunk and putting your bicycle on a rack). T he companys ship was the f irst vessel to call at the Forest P roducts Terminal operated by Nassau Terminals Inc. in Fernandina Beach. Cathy Kaltenbach is a customer service representative and has been with the company for 28 years. She travels toB ermuda from Fernandina o nce each year for sales calls. It sounds glamor o us but the days ar e filled with appoint ments, said Kaltenbach. Ive become friends with many of my clients so I often get invited over to their homes for a barbecue dinner Y es, she said, Bermuda s horts are worn in Bermuda a nd consider e d pr oper business attir e As long as you throw on a jacket and tie, she said. To learn more about Somers Isles Shipping Ltd., 2661 Bailey Road, Fernandina Beach, call2 61-2662. C OUNTY Continued from 1A SOMERS Continued from 1A f we dont do something to stop the leak were all going to drown P AT EDWARDS N ASSAU COUNTY COMMISSIONER


KATHIE COLGROVE Community Newspapers N assau County Schools recently updated the Compreh ensive Crisis Management Guide to incorporate the latest safety procedures. The current guide contains more information on the Incident Command System, updated procedures, and new i nformation on several topics, such as suicide prevention, workplace violence, threat assessment and communication, Sharyl Wood, executive director of administrative services for the Nassau County School Board, wrote in an email. The safe school/crisis m anagement plan template was revised and the existing Severe Weather Emergency Plan was incorporated into the guide. These items were not added or improved due to being more of an issue now than before. They were updated to reflect better plann ing and reference information that is available now and a greater awareness of what threats there may be to a school. T he Comprehensive Crisis Management Guide was origi nally distributed in 1999. It w as updated in 2008 and again i n August. The Nassau County School District Division of Curriculum of Instruction and the Department of Intervention and Prevention compiled the guide. School crisis management teams r eviewed the final document i n August, accor ding to Wood. e continue to have school resource officers at all m iddle and high schools who also serve the elementary s chools in their vicinities, Wood wrote. We also have developed a greater working relationship with the law enforcement agencies, first r esponders and emergency management in general. W ood added that there is a greater urgency to be well p repared for multiple types of hazards, whether those emergencies are generated by people or weather. Currently, our school a dministrators, teachers and school staffs are very muchm ore aware of potential threats and how to respond to them t han in the past, she wrote. Social media outlets have affected communication both positively and negatively. Social media expedites the s peed with which information gets out, and the scope of thea udience. That is positive, Wood wrote. The negative of s ocial media is that sometimes people pass along and comment on wrong information.T he means that schools can use for rumor control are discussed in the guide and basically, the school should make sure key communicators have accurate infor mation updated regularly and that parents andt he media are informed of the c orrect information in a timel y manner. Our parent notification system, SchoolReach, is key for this purpose. Use of cell phones also greatly impacts communication. We have asked schools to addr ess cell phone use during crises and even to develop scripts fors tudents to text to parents if s omething happens at school. Thats just another way to get t he word out. Support staff is also available to assist students in the wake of emergencies. The district has profess ional staff counselors, psychologists and social workersw ho are always ready and able to respond to needs at the s chools, Wood wrote. In addition, each school has community resources that they rely on. Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare and (Nassau A lcohol, Crime and Drug Abatement Coalition) person-n el work with the schools, including having personnel stat ioned in the middle and high schools and are very helpful resources. Wood said the guides purpose is to help school personn el think about the unthinkable in advance and practiceh ow to respond. She added, In an emerg ency, people will do what theyve adequately practiced. Much of the procedural infor-m ation in this guide has been improved in recent times due to lessons learned both in local situations as well as circumstances reported from around the nation. Ther e is infinitely more information availablen ow to assist with planning t han there was in the past. W ood noted that she personally feels that area schools are better prepared to manage crises. Schools do practice their emer gency drills, but I cant discuss the specifics of the procedures for security purpos-e s, she wrote. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 5A F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 19, 2014 NEWS News-Leader Contact Emory Wingard at (904 FarewellAfter 40 years in the restaurant business and after 8years of taking care of you at the Bright Mornings Cafe in Fernandina Beach, we are going to retire and sell our beloved Bright Mornings to Isabelle Moriconi Cereghetti and Walter Cereghetti who have moved to Fernandina Beach from their home in Switzerland. Wesay thank you to all our loyal guests for all those years and we would like you to give your loyalty to the new owners. Thank you to our son Dale, JR who has been with us for the past 8 years as Chef. Last but not least we would like to thank our staff. Darlene and Dale, SR Jennings Schools prepare for unexpected disasters An alleged thief fired a shotgun during a home invasion Tuesday in Callahan. The Nassau County Sheriff O ffice has one man in custody and was seeking three others.T he homeowner was not injured in the incident. W illiam Anderson Atwater, 19, of Callahan was charged with home invasion with a firearm and aggravated battery using a deadly weapon and b ooked into the Nassau County Jail. Three more men whoa llegedly drove away from the residence in a red Pontiac are s till at large, Sheriff Bill Leeper said Wednesday. The homeowner, who lives in the 540100 block of Lem Turner Road, told sheriff deputies that he was asleep i n his bedroom whenh e was awakened by an i ndividual who wore a red bandana across his face. After he woke up, the i ntruder began demanding money. The man took theh omeowners wallet from the dresser and began firing a shotg un toward the floor. None of the bullets hit the homeowner. The intruder then ran out of the house, Leeper said. The homeowner saw a second man flee the residence and also saw a third man running in the backyard toward a wooded a rea. A sheriffs deputy caught a f ourth man, Atwater, as he ran into the woods, Leeper said. He w as not the suspect who fired the shots. Atwater reportedly told detectives he and the other men were looking for money and drugs. Atwater remained i n jail without bond Wednesday. The NCSO needs the comm unitys help in finding the three men still on the loose. R esidents with information can call the NCSO at 225-3174 or First Coast Crime Stoppers at 866-845-8477. 1 held in home invasion Accident claims Hilliard man A Hilliard man died Tuesday in a fatal crash on CR 121. Gustavo Giral was on his way to work at 7:43 a.m., driving a DirecTV 2008 Ford E-250, and had come to a stop on CR 121 near the Florida-Georgia line. Giral, 58, was attempting to turn left onto US 1. According to a media release from the Florida Highway Patrol, he turned his vehicle into the path of a 1999 International truck driven by Bill Joe Dale, 41, of West Green, Ga. Dales truck hit the drivers side of Girals vehicle with its front end. Both vehicles came to a rest on US 1. Giral was taken to UF Health Jacksonville, where he was pronounced dead. The accident was not alcohol related and both drivers were wearing their seatbelts, according to the report. Atwater D D e e m m o o c c r r a a t t i i c c C C l l u u b b o o f f A A m m e e l l i i a a I I s s l l a a n n d d The Democratic Club of Amelia Island will host its next dinner meeting onT uesday at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 2800 BillM elton Road. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with dinner ser v ed at 6:45 p.m. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening. The speaker will be Angela DeMonbr eun, pr esi d ent of the League of W omen Voters Jacksonville F irst Coast. In that role, she manages activities such as lobbying local officials, pr esenting voter education materials and hosting candidate forums. She will pr esent infor mation on the u pcoming election, with an e mphasis on the three prop osed constitutional amendments. Reser v ations for the din ner ar e requested. To r eserve, send a check f or $16 payable to DCAI to: D CAI, PO Box 16022, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035. You may also drop off a check at Democratic head quarters, located at the corner of Eighth and Date str eets in Fer nandina B each. F or more information, or t o reserve by phone or email, contact Penny Reid at (509 294-3708 or dcai.secr e tar y @nassaudems.or g. P OLITIC S IN BRIEF


A A L L S S G G o o l l f f C C l l a a s s s s i i c c A huge thank you to all of our local sponsors who helped make the 10th Annual ALS Amelia Island Golf Classic an amazing success! Jades Bistr o, The Palace Saloon, Lulus at The Thompson House, 29 South, Hola! Cuban Caf, Joes Bistro, Wadsworth, Souther n Touch, Flying Fish Adventur es, Salty Pelican, Amelia Boat Club, Nor th Florida Sales, Coastal T raders II, The Plantation Shop, Amelia Liquors, Starbuck s, T ony s Pizza, Shuckers, Hana Sushi, T astys, Southern Wine & S pirits, Pajama Life, Amelia H ome Health, Amelia Community Theatr e, Halftime Spor ts Bar, Pineapple Patch, Fernandina Beach Golf Club, Beef OBradys, Nassau Health Foods, LaMancha, GreenT ur tle T aver n, First Coast Community Bank, FPU, Aar on Bean Campaign Fund, V ystar Credit Union, Larrys GIANT Subs, MAC Graphics, My W eb Refr esh, The Amelia Islander N ews-Leader Barberitos, Sandy B ottoms, Sliders, Omni Amelia I sland Plantation Resort, Oak Marsh/Ocean Links, Bar Zin, and Amelia River Golf Club. See you all next year on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015! Mark O Fer nandina Beach T he atrocities of the Islamic State of the Levant (ISIL resulted in a kneejerk reaction to bomb them i nto oblivion as expressed by many politicians and media p undits. Dire predictions that the latest iteration of jihadism in Syria and Iraq presents a real and present danger to the American homeland led a large majority of Americans to support the idea of going b ack to war in the Middle East. The pressure on President Obama to do something now pushed him to declare virtual war on ISIL. T he voices against this anger-fed reaction have been lost amid the uproar. Obama is about to make the same mistake that Bush junior made: jump into the tribal conflict that has roiled the Arab world for more than a millennia. A fter the Prophet Mohammad died in the seventh century, two factions emerged supporting different successors (caliphs Mohammads #2 and his n ephew. One group became Sunni, the other Shia. They have been fighting each other ever since. The only thing that kept them in check was powerful tyrants who controlled their fiefs through military might and secret police. The Ottoman Empire, after W orld War I, was carved up by British and French colonialist map makers who ignored religious and tribal differences. Sunni, Shia, Kurd, Turkman, Christian were all jumbled together into Iraq and Syria. That created a time bomb waiting to go off. T he geopolitics of the region has Shia Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia facing off. In Iraq, Sunnis, led by Saddam Hussein, ruled a large Shia population; in Syria, Alawites (a Shia sect grabbed power over a large Sunni population. W hen Husseins tyrannical reign was ended by American forces 10 years ago, the lid came off and the bomb exploded. The American o ccupation was marked by c ontinued bloodshed between S hia and Sunni militias, one more violent than the other. C aught in the middle, most American casualties resulted from this sectarian warfare. Meanwhile in Syria, the extreme poverty and repres-s ion of the Assad regime finally exploded in a revolt by the o ppressed Sunnis. The most violent of the rebel groups gained the upper hand, r e sult ing in the for mation of ISIL which seeks to create a Sunni caliphate throughout the Levant. It is into this maelstrom that America appears to be headed. There is a very strong argument to be made against a significant American military intervention in Iraq a nd Syria. 1 Our militar y leaders are u nanimous that ISIL cannot be defeated without a strong gr o und force to control areas cleared by air power. Bombing alone wont achieve the goal. Potential allies in the region are all unsavory or w eak. The strongest forces o pposing ISIL are Iraqi Shia m ilitias which are just as violent as ISIL and Bashar Assad s barbaric Syrian ar m y both suppor ted by Iran. The U.S.-trained Iraqi army is in tatters. The Kurd peshmerge is effective in protecting itsh omeland, but hasnt the n umbers to take the battle f urther. Sunni Saudi Arabia is the largest supplier of men and money to Sunni ISIL. Training an effective moderate Sunni for ce in Arabia will take a long time, if it is at all possible. 2. By bombing the Islamic S tate, who will we be helping? W ar against ISIL in Iraq will h elp the Shia militias and Iran. War against ISIL in Syria will help Assad. In both cases, America will be seen as siding with Shia against Sunni, further alienating the Sunni who make up the core of ISIL. 3. Taking out armored vehicles in the countryside is o ne thing. Dislodging ISIL f r om cities is something else. B omb ISIL HQ in Ar Raqqah? How many civilian casualties will ther e be? Think of Gaza where Hamas hid among civilians. 4. But what is the threat to the U.S.? The fear is that ISIL i s radicalizing Americans and E uropeans who will return f rom the war to attack Americans. The thinking goes by destr o ying ISIL in Iraq and Syria we will make the home land safe. But is that realistic? The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 were planned by fourm en in a German suburb. The B oston Marathon bombing w as the work of two locals. A bomb-maker in the dusty hills of Y e men master m inded the failed attacks by the shoe and under wear bombers, the bombs planted in computer printers and the Times Squar e car bomb. The recent b ombing of a Jewish Museum i n Brussels was the work of o ne man. The Ft. Hood shoot ings were by one man. All the bombs in the Middle East would not have stopped these jihadistinspired terrorist acts! What America faces today is a threat of terrorism that has to be fought with anti-terr orist tactics, not a militaryr un war. We need greater i ntelligence to identify the plotters before they can act. W e need to plug the holes in our borders, such as at sea ports. We need better cooperation between security forces around the world. T here is a legitimate g eostrategic concern if ISIL c onsolidates power in Iraq and Syria, it could threaten Kur d istan, Jor d an and Lebanon, and might one day generate enough capacity to harm the West more directly. So yes, there is a place forl imited American military a ction and support. B ut we cannot solve the great Sunni/Shia divide. That is the Arab world s pr o blem. Ultimately, fanatics devour themselves. It is a gr eat tragedy what is befalling the people of the region. But trying to bomb them into obliv i on isnt an answer. We have a war on terrorism to fight; l et s keep our focus. 6 A CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK NOTICE OFPROPOSEDTAX INCREASE TheFloridaInlandNavigationDistricthas tentativelyadoptedameasureto increaseits property tax levy. Lastyearspropertytaxlevy: A.Initially proposedtax levy$21,954,665 B.Less tax reductionsduetoValueAdjustment Boardandotherassessmentchanges$298,318 C.Actualproperty tax levy$21,656,347 Thisyearsproposedtaxlevy$23,356,436 Thistaxincreaseisapplicableto:Nassau,Duval,St.Johns,Flagler, Volusia,Brevard,IndianRiver,St.Lucie,Martin,PalmBeach,Broward, andMiami-DadeCounties Allconcernedcitizens areinvitedtoattendapublichearingonthe tax increasetobeheldon September24th,2014 6:00p.m. FellsmereCommunity Center 56N.Broadway Street Fellsmere,Florida32948 AFINALDECISIONontheproposedtax increaseandthebudgetwillbe madeatthis hearing. Read and Register!Bryceville Branch Library 7280 Motes Road Bryceville, FL32009 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fernandina Branch Library 25North 4th Street Fernandina Beach, FL32034 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Callahan Branch Library 450077 SR 200, Suite 15 Callahan, FL32011 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Hilliard Branch Library 15821 CR 108 Hilliard, FL32046 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Yulee Branch Library Florida State College 76346 William Burgess Blvd. Yulee, FL32097 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. LIBRARYLOCATIONS:Tuesday, September23rd is National Voter Registration Day and Septemberis Library Card Sign-up Month!In a cooperative campaign READ AND REGISTER, the Nassau County Supervisor of Elections Office and all Nassau County public libraries will be open for voter registration! If you dont have a library card, take this opportunity to sign up and check out a best seller and the other services available to you through the library. A library card is the most important school supply of all. You can also registerto vote at the following locations: Both Nassau County Supervisor of Elections Office locations Florida DriversLicense Offices, County Tax Collector Visit for a complete list of registration agencies or to print an application from our website.New registrations must be delivered orpostmarked on orbefore October6, 2014 to be eligible forthe General Election to be held on November4, 2014. Itiseasy forvoters to review and update information in theirvoterrecord, view theirspecific sample ballot, request a mail ballot, track the status of theirballot, locate theirpolling place orreview theirvoting activity.Visit and select My VoterRecord. If voters do not have access to the Internet, they may contact the Supervisorof Elections office to update theirvoterrecord, receive elections information and more at 904-4917500, Toll Free 1-866-260-4301, TDD 904491-7510. THEYREDYINGFOR A2ND CHANCEA A d d o o p p t t A A C C o o m m p p a a n n i i o o n n T T o o d d a a y yHOMELESS ANIMALS...S A V E U SA PUBLICSERVICEANNOUNCMENTB YTHENE WS-LE ADER BUDGETSUMMARY FLORIDAINLANDNAVIGATIONDISTRICT FISCALYEAR2014-2015 G ENERALFUND C ASHBALANCESBROUGHTFORWARD 7 0,091,089 E STIMATEDREVENUES Taxes: Millageper$1,000 AdValoremTaxes 0.0345 22,439,119 InterestonInvestments250,000 TOTALREVENUESAND OTHERFINANCINGSOURCES22,689,119 TOTALESTIMATEDREVENUESANDBALANCES92,780,208 EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES A dministration1,109,766 O perations29,689,873 C apitalProgram17,734,311 WaterwayStudies2,127,833 InterlocalAgreements727,119 WaterwaysAssistanceProgram39,243,672 CooperativeAssistanceProgram1,353,000 PublicInformationProgram94,634 TaxCollection&PropertyAppraiserFees700,000 TOTALAPPROPRIATEDEXPENDITURES92,780.208 FundBalanceReserve0 T otalApprovedExpenditures&Fund B alanceReserve92,780,208 THETENTATIVE,ADOPTED,AND/ORFINALBUDGETSAREON FILEINTHEOFFICEOFTHEABOVEMENTIONEDTAXING AUTHORITYASAPUBLICRECORD. VIEWPOINT / R OBERT M W EINTRAUB / A MELIA I SLAND Once again into the mire in Mideast F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 19, 2014 OPINION News-Leader JOHN DARKOW/COLUMBIA (MO.Y TRIBUNE I n Memory of Kathy Snead1 0-20-53-9-20-09AFace that is always on my mind, A smile I have seen a million times. Two eyes that would light up the sky at night, One last battle you could not fight. Now a photo I look at to see your smile I keep your number on my speed dial. Avideo I watch to hear your voice, This I doI have no choice. But great memories I will always keep with me, Your love in my heart for eternity. W e love and miss you, Love, Joey,Little Joe, A nd Patches C OMMUNITY THANKS


R R e e m m e e m m b b e e r r t t h h e e n n u u n n s s A ll islanders are welcome to comm emorate the anniversar y of our n uns who died during the 1877 yellow fever on Monday, Sept. 22 at the Bosque Bello Cemetery, 4 p.m., rain or shine. A rose is suggested as a symbol of the young lives sacrificed on that occasion. L uigi Bresciani F er n andina Beach I I n n d d u u s s t t r r i i a a l l p p o o l l l l u u t t e e r r s s ? ? In response to the recent letter from the writer that referred to the paper mills being the first thing that you see when you come into Florida:S he goes on to say do we want i ndustrial polluters or vacationers a nd wher e would we want our chil dr en to work? As a 41-year employee of one of those paper mills I would like to give the other side of the stor y First of all, we are constantly spending millions of dollars to upgrade our facilities to be compliant with alls tate and federal envir onmental r eg u lations. As a father of four childr e n a nd four grandchildr e n that live in this community it is in all of my families interest that we preserve the envir onment that we live in. Ar e people nave enough to think that resorts dont have an impact on the envir onment? Some of my adult chil d r en have worked at the r esor ts w here a $9 to $12 an hour job is supp osedly a living wage. Sur e most of them offer some benefits but most hourly employees that work ther e can t af ford them. When we advertise that we are hiring at the paper mill we have hadu p to 750 applicants standing in line t rying to get a job. As a member of t he interview team that participates in screening possible new hires I have sat and heard the stories of young folks that are trying to get a job that has health insurance benefits, a retirement pension and matching 401k benefits. Not to mention wages that pay an average of $60,000 to $80,000 a year. These are jobs that give families a chance to raise their kids and give them opportunities that a resort wage could never match. When we ask these applicants why they want a job at the mill, they state that it gives them and their families oppor tunities that other jobs in the community could never give them. Statistics show that for ever y job at a paper mill, on aver age five jobs are created in the community to support these mills. This county is still mostly rural with thousands of acres of pine trees; close the mills and what happens to those jobs that suppor t the mills? Not to mention the dollars spent at car dealerships, r estaurants, and other r etail establishments. This letter is not meant to be anti-resort, I just want to give the other side of the story. As for me, I would rather my kids work at a place that gives them a chance to raise a family with dignity and a chance to fully participate in the American dr eam. I have r ead many letters over the years that degrade our paper mills and industrial jobs, but in my experience they are usually written by folks that made their money somewhere else and then moved to our community. Most of these folks would never want their kids to work at places like resorts either because of the lack of oppor tunity. Jef f Bell United Steelworkers (USW Local 415 Thanks to the News-Leader we lear ned of the frightening plans of the Port to expand, put more trucks on the highway and to haul coal on trucks and barges. I f you missed the Sept. 10 issue o f the N ews-Leader go buy it. The editorial page is like an encyclopedia of information on the port situation, the OHPA, the FDEP, and phone numbers and emails of actual people in charge of these organizations. Call your city commissioners, coun ty commissioners. Ask them to r equest an FEDP hearing on behalf o f the citizens of Fer nandina Beach. Mr Richard Bruce, OHPA commissioner, in a Viewpoint article Sept. 6, quotes the purpose from the charter is to benefit the citizens of Nassau County and Florida. Boy, we took a wrong turn somewher e. I hope commissioners will vote no to expansion of the Port. When it comes to coal it doesn t matter how much, where it comes from, wher e its going, who its going to, the answer is no coal now, no coal in the future master plan, no coal ever. Im really scared for the future of our island, and our county Joan Bean Fernandina Beach W W h h o o s s p p a a y y i i n n g g a a t t t t e e n n t t i i o o n n ? ? According to the figures, about 20 percent of registered voters voted in the August election. I attended a county commission meeting on Thursday of last week wher e they discussed the upcom ing budget, and wher e to find the predicted $12 million needed to balance the budget. There were only 10 people in the audience to represent the public. Needless to say, the public portion of meeting lasted less than 10 minutes. This is an issue that will affect ever y pr oper ty owner in the county. It s har d for me to understand the public apathy toward these meetings. I realize that some voters rationalize by saying, I voted him into office and expect him to look out for me. Well, maybe! Y ears ago, I found out the har d way that the amount of Uncle Bens pictur es you have in your wallet car ries a lot of weight. If theres one thing that politicians are good at, its counting noses. Over the past 13-14 years, the most heavily attended commission meeting was the one r elating to clos ing part of the beach to the general public. As the r oar fr om the SRO cr owd in the hallway and outside grew louder, the commission members hur riedly passed and ingested a plate of crow. T he vote was unanimous. No b each closing. Another fully attended meeting concerned the migration of the peacocks. Its a shame more people dont attend these meetings. The r ecent announcement by the Por t Authority should be a wake-up c all for a lot of folks. Miss Amelia d oesn t need a ninth flag with the pictur e of a coal hod on it. The residents of Clinch Drive need to remain vigilant. Dont take any long naps. Stanley Bunch Fernandina Beach A A t t h h a a n n k k y y o o u u W e r ecently bought a new chair from Lotts Furniture in Fernandina Beach. W e subsequently had some difficulty with the fabric. They have very nicely replaced it with a new chair of our choosing at no additional cost. Laurie, manager; Kristy receptionist; and Chris and Ken, delivery people, were all so great. A wonder ful experience. Shirley Hargreaves Amelia Island J J u u s s t t t t h h e e f f a a c c t t s s John s Barber Shop would like to thank the News-Leader for recognizing our 50 years in business. W e also want to thank our many cus tomers for making these years successful. We look forward to serving you in the future. Barbering is as old and traditional as history itself. Remember, it s all facts, not gossip. John H. Beckett John W Beckett Fer nandina Beach F F P P U U r r a a t t e e i i n n c c r r e e a a s s e e Here we go again (FPU rate hike gains approval, Sept. 17), why even bother going to the Florida Public Service Commission meeting that was held with r egar d to FPU s rate incr ease? As usual when any company states that they are asking for a rate increase, they almost always get one. In fact Id say 99 percent of the time they get their increase. So why bother to announce it and have a meeting so we, the public, can state how we feel about the incr ease. W e, the pub lic, I feel, waste our valuable time by going to these meetings, we might as well save our br eath, time and gas for, as Ive stated, they almost a lways get their increases. I t wouldn t be so bad but this incr e ase is quite a bit and what both ers me is that the ones that will suffer having this increase are the lower and fixed-income citizens. I wonder who, or rather what, size bonuses your corporate of ficers (FPU t o vent about: was FPU s new office b uilding needed? How many of us have gone into their new of f ice just to ask a question and had to wait as they only had one person at the window that handles payments, questions, etc. At least in their old of fice you were in and out in no time and ther e wer e plenty of persons to assist you, but now! It stated in the News-Leader (accor ding to PSC chair man) that we are to benefit from the agreement s adjustments that will maintain stability through 2016; well, well see. If Im still around when FPU has another FPSC meeting I guarantee I will not attend, why should I cause I promise you that if FPU wants another raise theyll get it and no matter how many of us speak up, FPSCs ears will be closed to anything we have to say. This is my personal feelings about FPU and FPSC. Virginia (Jean Fer nandina Beach R R o o a a d d e e t t i i q q u u e e t t t t e e , c c y y c c l l i i s s t t s s ! Sunday, Sept. 14, approximately noon, my husband and I had to stop abruptly on Burney Road to assist an elderly man showing signs of heat exhaustion. We had to stop in the center of the r oad as he was swerving or we would have hit him. Ther e was no traf fic; two cyclists participating in a cycling event approached our car. They needed to pass us. Complaining about our mid-road emergency stop, the two rode on as if nothing was wrong.W e placed the man in our car with his walker, and drove him to a location near his home, and made sur e that he was coher ent. W e did not know him. To the cyclists: Assess the situation before you complain. We would have stopped for you as well. This could have been a serious emer gency Remember you shar e the road, not own it. Rosemar y Clark Fer nandina Beach VOICE OF THE PEOPLE Last year about this time, I decided to visit my favorite aunt. Aunt Linda is the last surviving member of Mamas side of the family. The youngest sibling, I remember her babysitting me when she was a teenager. Ive always enjoyed her company. She lives in Baxley, Ga. I hadnt seen her since Mama passed and so o n a clear, bright morning I set out on the road to go visit her. It was one of those days signaling that autumn is anxious to help elderly summer off to a rocking chair on a shady veranda for a goodly long spell. As warm as a grandmothers heart, the stifling humidity was absent from school that day, so I turned off the air conditioner and put down the windows. Between h ere and there are the deep pine forests, dense thickets and the abundant fields and f arms that lie scattered like childrens toys along narrow US 1. Driving along, letting the pleasant and sweet-smelling country air sidle into the car beside me, I steeped myself to the soul in the drowsy fragrance of fresh cut hay bundled in yellow wheels, fecund pastures and meadows w here livestock graze and the sharp tang of pines standing sentry along a stretch of road t hat the berserk interstate highways have shoved into a lonesome corner of memory. It might be monotonous if youre in a hurry. But if youre willing to go gently, its an agreeable route that hearkens back to a simpler and easier day. I meandered through Waycross, Ga., the p lace of my upbringing, along the way and decided on the spur of the moment to stop in Alma, the tiny farming community where my mama was born and raised. I remembered the frequent visits to my grandmothers house and d ecided it would be nice to swing by and see if it was still there. To get to my grandmothers house from Waycross, you literally have to go over the river and through the woods. I passed over the idling black coffee water of the Satilla River and c ontinued my drive north through more woods and farmland toward Alma. A lma is one of those sleepy, rural South Georgia bergs that US 1 zips through, seemingly in a hurry to get someplace more lively, though the next notable waypoint is the even tinier and sleepier village of Hazlehurst. I worked summers in the country there as a teenager on the sprawling tobacco farms, h anging the freshly pulled broad green leaves on long stakes high up in the tall, fragrant old w ooden barns until they were cured and dried a crispy honey golden and ready to be bundled up for the market. Pulling into Alma, I made a right at the still standing VFW club and headed down what we called Radio Station road to my grandparents old home. If I hadnt remembered that the p roperty was next to the tiny station, I wouldve missed it. The large estate I remembered is really a Lilliputian white wood frame house. Nearly all the pines in the front yard are gone and the whole place is run down and forlorn, seeming to cower in the bracket of scrub woods threatening to surround it. Thinking it was abandoned I pulled into the d riveway and saw a small dusty red car in the dilapidated old carport. A middle aged countrified woman came outside, said howdy and asked if she could help me. I told her my grandparents used to live there and I was passing through and hoped to see it. Well, it aint much to see, she drawled, but feel free to get out and look around. It was nothing like I remembered. The q uaint little house is falling apart. The garden has been edged out by encroaching woods. T he ancient fig tree in the backyard is gone, along with the little stable and corral where my aunt Linda kept her Palomino mare. I cant imagine how we managed to fit our extended family inside the place for holiday meals and gatherings. I thanked the lady for her hospitality and c limbed back into my car. The old homestead seemed to bid a sad and final farewell to me as I backed out of the yard and drove away. Home and place isnt necessarily how we remember it. As we age, memory rewrites the story with its own comforting narrative and vivid images. Rarely is the version we recall entirely true. Usually, its more a romantic myth filled with beckoning faded photographs. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 7A F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 19, 2014 OPINION News-Leader LETTERS WELCOME Send letters by e-mail to: mparnell@ or mail letters to: Letters to the Editor P .O. Box 16766. 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Reading this might makey ou happier There it was on the cover of Prevention magazine: a teaser headline that said, How t o be 40% Happier (Seriously U nderneath were other teasers: NoC ook Dinners, Cure Wrinkles and an exclusive titled Lose Your Belly, Eat More Fat. Put them all together and I would be at least 40 percent happier. But doesn t this make you wonder: How can anyone, even scientists w ith degrees in happiness h ow can they measure happ iness in percentages? Let me try to explain: Pr e vention magazine says that roughly half of us carry a covetable form of the cannabinoid-r eceptor 1 gene, which primes us to r espond more amply when, s ay, relaxing into an e pisode of Orange Is the New Black. But 40 percent of our happiness is dictat ed not by special genes but by how we engineer our own joy Now that weve clear ed that up, let s consider some t hings that would make us (well, me e r, plus the percentages: Hearing this political announcement on TV: My name is (pick oneove this nasty, despicable message, which you will never have to hear again. 72 percent. Having a state patrolman stop me on the interstate and reward me with a $50 gift certificate for driving safely. 61 percent. Seeing that same patrolman stop the r eckless driver who nearly caused a wreck a nd reward him with a $500 fine. 62 percent. The firing of every male professional athlete who punches a woman, or anybody else, just because he can. 89 percent. Hearing the speaker of the U.S. House and the Senate majority leader pledge andr eally mean it this time that they and their colleagues will work across the aisles solely for the betterment of U.S. citizens, without considering whether their actions will help them get re-elected. 71 percent. Learning that U.S. Supreme Court has outlawed political cor r ectness. 45 per cent. Having a wish granted that all ter r or ists and potential terrorists in every country have been stricken with painful, incurable hemorrhoids that prevent them from leaving their homes until their funeral hour. 99 percent. W aking up one mor ning and discover ing the tooth fairy has left a free crown. 54 per cent. Finding out that you wer en t dr eaming and that your spouse really does think your e the greatest mate on Earth, except maybe for the swan and the turtle dove. 82 percent. Discovering that scientists finally have r ealized that tr ue happiness or better yet, joy cannot be explained in a magazine article about how to be happy 49 per cent. Doesn t matter if you have the happiness gene or Levi jeans, joy is not getting what you wish for. Its being content with what you have, who you are, your service to others, and who loves you unconditionally. So there, Prevention magazine. I said in those last 38 wor ds what you tried to say in 15 pages of words. And I didnt use any fancy ter ms like cannabinoid-r eceptor 1 gene, which, I might say I was happy to omit. Phil Hudgins is the senior editor for Community Newspapers Inc., the media company that owns the News-Leader. SER VING Y OU Nassau County Commissioners: Danny Leeper, District 1 -Fernandina Beach, 261-8029 (hcel Steve Kelley District 2 -Amelia Island, Nassauville, ONeil, 277-3948 (hcell Pat Edwards, District 3 -Y ulee, 335-0260 (cell Barry Holloway, District 4 Hilliard, Bryceville, Boulogne, 879-3230 (hcell Walter J. Boatright, District 5 -Callahan, 879-2564 (hcell FROM THE H OME OFFICE P hil Hudgins CUP OF J OE Joe Palmer


COMMUNITYCYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER1 9, 2014/NEWS-LEADER8A MILITARY NEWS Deadline for wedding information and photos is 3 p.m. Tuesday prior to publication Friday. Call the News-Leader at 261-3696 for information. Army 1st Lt. Russell R. Guilfoile has graduated from the Judge Advocate General Officer Basic Course at the Judge Advocate General's School in Charlottesville, Va. The course is a 14-week introduction to the practice of military law, with the first four weeks of the course being taught at Fort Lee, Petersburg, Va. During Phase I, the student learned officer responsibilities and basic soldier skills, field training exercise, deployment skills and weapons familiarization. Phase II of the course is completed at the Judge Advocate General's School in Charlottesville, where the student r eceived instruction in substantive military law, research and communication skills in writing and speaking. Officers study personnel law, military criminal law, claims and legal assistance at military installations; government entered agreements and concepts of federal fiscal law; international law, including the law of war, which is taught to fellow soldiers; and the effect that foreign laws and international agreements have on the Army, soldiers and family members. He will next be serving as legal assistance attorney with Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Guilfoile is the son of Virginia Guilfoile of Chapel Hill, N.C., brother of Carlie Guilfoile of San Francisco, Calif., grandson of Carole J. Guilfoile of Mashpee, Mass., and Arthur and Barbara Reeve of Fernandina Beach and son-inlaw of Paul and Jeanne Foreman of Germantown, Tenn. He is a 2004 graduate of East Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill, N.C. He earned an bachelor's degree in 2010 from Furman University, Greenville, S.C. ISLAND MARKETS Ron AndersonBUICK GMC CHEVROLET464054 SR 200, Yulee(904) 261-6821 F AMILYDENTISTRYFOR ADULTS & CHILDRENMost Insurances Accepted Call For Appointment2 2 6 6 1 1 6 6 8 8 2 2 6 6 Dr. Robert FriedmanA1Aat Baile y Rd. FREEMANWELLDRILLERS, INC. 261-5216Rock & Artesian Wells Pump Installations & Repair 606 S. 6th Street Fernandina Beach, FL32034 904-261-6956542057 Us Hw y 1, Callahan, FL S teve Johnson Automotive 1505 S 14thStr eet Fe r nandina Beach,FL 904-277-9719Proudly Supporting Our Community W W e e l l c c o o m m e e t t o o G G o o d d ' s s H H o o u u s s e e THISSPACEAVAILABLE. CALL261-3696 AND ASKFORANAD-VISOR TO PUTTHISSPACETO WORKFORYOU. SUBSCRIBETODAY! f "When my spirit grows faint within me, itisyou who watch over my way."Psalm 142:3 Usually, it is easier to find fault in someone, rather than to appreciate the good qualities that they may possess. Constantly criticizing a person will only weaken their incentive to do their best, or to be a better person; however, constructive encouragement bolsters a person's enthusiasm and ambition. Parents, teachers, and employers who use the "encouragement approach" usually achieve good results, and having a good attitude is essential to doing a good job. Everyone likes to feel good about themselves, and giving an honest compliment to a friend or stranger will help lift a person's spirit. I once knew an owner of a business who would never compliment his employees, because he thought if he told them they weredoing a good job they would ask for a raise in pay.With this kind of attitude it is difficult to keep loyal and good employees who feel that they arecontributing to the business; and in fact, they may actually feel that they are being taken advantage of. Be Encouraging Guilfoile C OMMUNITY BAND RECRUITINGSUBMITTED Nassau Community Band is recruiting new members. Join this fun group of musicians for weekly Thursday rehearsals at the Yulee M iddle School band room, 85439 Miner Road. Haven't played your instrument since college? Since Regan was president? Or longer? Not a problem! The band welcomes all skill levels. Performances are around town for just about any occasion. Visit for more information or send a message to info@nassauco Annual dues are $100. Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine, on North Seventh Street in downtown Fernandina Beach and is still adding new vendors to its lineup of community favorites. New to the Market Place is Nate & Sassy's Granola. Yes, Pam has returned to Fernandina Beach and is selling the popular granola she created in her Amelia Island bakery years ago. Named after her children, this granola is made by hand, in small batches and cooked to perfection, with unique flavors and whole grain oats. Fernandina Mulch and Stone has joined the Market Place as a provider of landscape supplies. Every other week they bring a wide variety of mulches, rock, gravel, trees, plants, annuals and more to the market and are happy to answer your questions. Whether you are looking for groundcovers, filling in a large area, adding hedges or looking for a dynamic accent piece, come see Vanneza at for some great ideas. Peter is back and the Amelia Pasta booth will be fully stocked with this outstanding, homemade and handcrafted pastas. Whether you select the linguine, fettuccine, penne, orzo or a gluten free variety, these 100 percent fresh pastas are made with allnatural ingredients. Stop in and visit these three, and about 25 other vendors on September 20. The Booth with a Cause will be hosted by the Ben Byrns Foundation as they gear up for the annual race held entirely on the taxiways and r unways of the Fernandina Beach airport. Their mission it to educate and guide young adults to make good choices in their lives. This charitable organization benefits programs such as NACDAC, Boys and Girls Clubs of Nassau and the Nassau Humane Society. Stop by their booth to learn more about this 5K fun run/walk that takes place on Sept. 27. Live music will be provided by Joel Vendetti. The market is located on North Seventh Street, between Centre and Alachua streets. Well-behaved, leashed pets welcome. Like the market on Facebook, visit FernandinaBeachMarketPlac or call 557-8229. Saturday at the Amelia Farmers Market, aka the Fernandina Farmers Market, the Proper Pie Company will have their savory and sweet authentic British and Irish pies. Crowd favorites include the classic chicken shepherd's pie, the steak, onion and cheese, and the sweet BBQ pulled pork. They also offer vegetarian pies such as vegetarian curry and spinach and ricotta. Banger rolls, sausage rolls, and scotch eggs are also available. Bottega by Liz Grenamyer offers gourmet meals ready to eat in just minutes. Entrees such as Chicken Marsala and Shrimp Scampi are produced in small batches. Discover the difference of using locally made organic soaps with Clean Ridge. Mia uses organic local products to make soaps, scrubs and lotions that showcase the best of locally produced ingredients. Pastries by Andrea is a gourmet baker specializing in gluten free and organic products, with a mix of savory and sweet baked goods. Orchid Legends is at the market Saturday with a large selection of orchids and other house plants. Haley can also help you with questions about growing and repotting your orchid. Every Saturday enjoy honey from Winter Park Honey, unprocessed and unfiltered from local hives. Sample from a selection of varietal honey including Tupelo, Sourwood, Buckwheat, Palmetto, Orange Blossom, Blackberry, Blueberry, Avocado, Key Lime, Gallberry, Lavender, Orange Cinnamon and the Local Wildflower Honey. The Savory Market will offer wild Alaskan sockeye salmon and sea scallops and other local products. Olive Affairs will have their gourmet tapenades, olives, awardwinning tomato bisque soup and garlic herb butter. The Amelia Farmers Market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Shops of Omni Amelia Island Plantation. No pets, please. Call 557-4202 or visit www. w cookbook offers Food for Thought F or the News-LeaderAnew book by Donald Parker, Food for Thought: Recipes and Wr itings to Chew On will be introduced at a launch party Thursday at Books Plus. Meet the author and enjoy wine and nibbles from 4 to 6 p.m. A culinary book with unique content, Food for Thought features both unusual recipes and colorful, entertaining stories about where the dishes came from and what makes them special. The author and his wife, Andrea, have collected recipes for over 60 years and often added personal touches, as well as creating innovative specialties. "Cast off your shackles and overcome your cooking prejudices and routine attitudes," the author says. "This book is not a how-to' but a why-not.' Why not try new ideas and give your own creativity a chance? We hope the r eaders will come along on a culinary adventure with us." Parker, 86, was a co-founder of the Book Island Festival in 2001 and served as president for the first five years. As a director emeritus, he continues to be a supporter of the annual event, now named the Amelia Island Book Festival. Originally from Cape Cod, Mass., he and his wife have lived and traveled in many parts of the country and abroad. They came to Fernandina Beach 25 years ago and have been active in the community in a variety of ways, including the Rotary Club, the Nassau Poets & Writers Society, St. Peter's Episcopal Church and many others. Parker was a founding member of the Nassau Writers & Poets Society, whose members jointly authored Murder in Fernandina, under the pen name Amelia Clinch. The novel led to a series of mysteries set in Fernandina, currently being written by Cara Curtin. The new cookbook also includes a different kind of "food for thought" a collection of Parker's poems, some humorous, some thoughtful, that he has written over the years. For more information about the Sept. 25 party, contact Books Plus, 261-0303, located at 1743 S. Eighth St., Fernandina Beach. Parker Books Plus on South Eighth Street will host is final Author's In The Round on Sept. 20 from 4-6 p.m.with free wine tasting. Authors attending will include Nadine Vaughn Williams, T iny Treasures, Train Town Amelia and Fire Cat ; Annette Myers, Shrinking Sands of an African American Beach and The Big Sand Dune ; Bill Reynolds, The Jetty Man series located in Mayport; Mary Greenwood, How to Negotiate Like A Pro ; Jane Marie Malcolm, V elvet Undertow ; Stacey Ham, JD's Baseball ; and Stacey Hamm, New Adventures of James and Maisy Call 261-0303. The Book Loft, 214 Centre St., will host a wine and cheese reception and book signing for author Olivia DeBelle Byrd on Sept. 30 from 4-6 p.m. Byrd's second book and first novel, Save My Place, is the love story of Elisabeth and Kincaid and the evolution of their married life. Even as difficulties arise, Elisabeth's jaunty voice lifts the reader, along with herself and Kincaid, through seemingly unbearable situations. Elisabeth's ability to find humor and joy amid sorrows, such as Kincaid's deployment to the V ietnam War, enlightens readers about a powerful source of resiliency. Byrd's first book of personal essays, Miss Hilbreth Wore Brown was the Silver Medal winner of the 2011 Florida Publishers Association President's Book Awards. Byrd lives in Panama City. Visit Call the Book Loft at 261-8991. Martial arts expert Dan Kelly will teach area residents how to protect themselves at a self-defense workshop Oct. 4 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. The workshop is a benefit for the Fernandina Beach Library expansion. T ickets are a donation of $20 or more to Friends of the Library (FOL). Kelly is donating his expertise and 100 percent of the proceeds will help purchase library furniture and equipment. Class is limited to the first 50 participants age 14 and older who sign up. For tickets and information, visit the library, 25 N. Fourth St., or call 2777365. L L i i t t e e r r a a r r y y e e v v e e n n t t s s KINGS BAY, Ga. Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit Kings Bay will be conducting a fullscale maritime exercise, Resolute Guardian, on W ednesday from 9 a.m. until about 1 p.m. The exercise will consist of small boat maneuvers, blank gunfire and distress signal training. Local mariners and members of the surrounding community are advised that there will be a 500-yard moving safety zone around all the exercise vessels. No waterway closures or r estrictions are scheduled for this time. The exercise will be conducted in the Intracoastal W aterway in the vicinity of the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, continuing south to the Saint Marys River entrance. The Coast Guard Auxiliary will be conducting safety patrols, as well as passing out informational flyers at local marinas to inform boaters of the exercise. All concerned mariners may contact Coast Guard assets on VHP channel 16. For information contact LTJG Anthony Rodrigues at (912) 571-8559. Co ast Guard plans exercise in local waters Wednesday Beach Babies nature camp starts MondayW ild Amelia will host a two-part nature camp Monday and Wednesday from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Book Loft, 214 Centre St. Cost for both sessions is $20; registration is required. Each child will receive a copy of Wild Amelia's Junior Naturalist "Seashore" curriculum. Call the Book Loft at 261-8991. W ild Amelia's Junior Naturalist programs for ages 7-14 include reading, writing, drawing, research and activities out in nature. This "Beach Babies" program will focus on sea turtles, crab life cycles, whelk and skate egg cases, sharkeye collars, baby jellyfish and shorebirds. Children will complete several activities in the "Seashore" curriculum and make a lap book of their activities.


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Phone (904 Dunn Avenue or (904 Visit or Facebook for more information.Pediatric Smiles Hes making mom proud at Emma Love HEATHER A. PERRY News-Leader Bryce Cubbals mom t aught school in Pennsylvania for almost 40 years. Seeing how much she enjoyed it and the difference she made got her son thinking he might also like a career in education. T he new Emma Love Hardee assistant principal s aid his mom is proud of his new position. I had some amazing teachers growing up, but the two influences who stand out were my fourth grade teacher and my mother. My fourth grade teacher really made a difference. He w as my first male teacher and the first teacher that made it possible to enjoy school. One of the reasons Mr. Michael was so memorable for Cubbal was that he didnt talk down to his students. He treated us at a higher level. He told us he used to teach eighth grade and that in his opinion, eighth grade expectations could be carried d own to fourth graders. T here was a mutual respect t here. C ubbal says he wanted to get into administration b ecause he feels that he can have the greatest impact on student achievement by being a leader and helping teachers become the beste ducators possible. A fter obtaining his d egrees at Clarion University of Pennsylvania and The American College of Education, Cubbal moved to Nassau County from NewW ilmington, Pa., and took up his first post at Callahan I ntermediate School. I n his sixth year with the N assau County School District, Cubbal said, I really enjoy my job. I wake up in the morning excited to start my day. I get the privilege of working with amazing teache rs and students. C ubbal wants those stud ents to thoroughly enjoy coming to school and he wants to make sure they learn all they can during their time there. I want my school to continuously strive for excellence b ecause only then will we r each our full potential. W orking beside Principal D r. Eric Larsen, Cubbal said he can make Emma Love Har d ee a school envir o nment that the 40 teachers and 600 students are happy to be part of. er e a team. Ther e are t hings at school that he hand les, there are things that I h andle and then we collaborate on a lot of things together C ubbal shares his Yulee h ome with his wife, Katie. M oving from Pennsylvania to escape the snow, Cubbal was familiar with the area because he has an uncle in Mandarin. I looked up the area and saw it was an A district with g reat schools so thats kind of h ow I chose this district. A major car and motorcyc le enthusiast, Cubbal is delighted to have more months to ride his Harley Davidson motorcycle during leisure hours. Emma Love Har dee Elementar y School is located a t 2200 Susan Drive in F ernandina Beach. Phone 4 91-7936. F ree cardboard recy clin g The Nassau County Board of County Commissioners has announced the Con-v enience Recycle Center locat e d at 46026 Landfill Road, C allahan, is now accepting and recycling cardboard free of charge from Nassau County residents. This is the only Nassau County recycling location that will accept cardboard for recycling. In addition to car dboar d the c enter also accepts appliances, s crap metal, tires (4 per househ old per year), batteries, aluminum, glass, newspaper/ magazines, electronics and plastics. The Convenience Center is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Satur day f r om 8:30 a.m. to noon. F or additional information c all 548-4972 or 1-877-362-5035 or go to and click on Departments/Solid Waste Department. 20 Group outlooks Most every new car dealer in America belongs to a 20 Group. It is, as its name i mplies, a group of approximately 20 dealers who get together and compare what they are doing. It is a quarterly format and usually lasts two days. Elaborate books are put together comparing every detail of a dealership operation. There is a firm in K ansas City, Kan., that has specialized in this for 50 years and a moderator represents them. Last night, I flew back from Charlotte, N.C., after attending a 20 Group meeting. It is always informative, humbling and entertaining to s pend two days with fellow dealers. What is accomplished is a good snapshot of the market and our industry. Unlike most groups, which are brand specific, ours is a mixture. It was begun years ago by my father, who has backed over 30 dealers and f ormed his own group. Both my younger brothers are dealers, one with seven dealerships. The membership is heavily Chrysler and Korean ( Kia and Hyundai). Others i nclude VW, Toyota, Ford, C hevrolet and Mazda. Enough background. Business is good in most cases, particularly the new car sales. Plenty of inventory is available, with most new 2015 models in good supply.O ur average dealer sold 78 new and 46 used last month ( southeast U.S. locations, many metro). Dealers like to sell new versus used at a one to one r atio. The hot new car market is taking from the used car market. Low interest rates continue to fuel t he market. It has made the affordability, for the 80 percent who finance, so much better than historic rates of 7 percent plus. Leasing is popular with some imports, but is also having to c ompete with the low purchase rates and longer ownership cycles. Our Hyundai members do a good amount of leasing. Low rates help leasing, which is just a depreciation scale. There are good values to be achieved on used cars. T he brisk new car sales are pushing the used prices lower to be able to compete. For the pure used car buyer, be a contrarian and go shop now to s ave on the market forces. S ervice and parts business h as been brisk. With the average car 11 years old, repairs and maintenance ar e needed. Add warranty work on the growing new car volumes begun in 2012, and it makes sense. Manufacturers are ona mission to compete with the independent service p roviders and achieve product loyalty. A customer that buys from a dealer and is a regular service customer has a 50 percent repurchase histor y. Lower prices and quick turnaround times on maintenance are being delivered. Again, good for the consumer. Paperless transactions are becoming more common. The technology is very expensive up front, so it is a gradual trend. There is very l ittle doubt that paperless is the way everything is going, including money. Cell phone integration in the customer process is growing fast. Our favorite appendage (or not going to be an absolute need in our life. Most of the dealers in the r oom are at least 15 years in the business. The average is probably 25 or more. They have witnessed thick and very thin not long ago (2008, 2009, 2010). There is not a tendency to high five, but a desire to not get lapped by a competitor or market forces. C hange is a constant in 2014, and these dealers know it. For now, facility investments and other financial commitments are being made to push forw ard. Lets hope the auto s ales hold up and stabilize for a while. Think of a nice cool, dry spell I am. Have a good week. Rick Keffer owns and operates Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Yulee. Hei nvites questions or positive stories about automobile use a nd ownership. HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER I couldnt be happier to be able to serve as the assist ant principal at Emma Love Hardee! says Bryce C ubbal. KEFFER CORNER R ickKeffer


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER1 9, 2014 NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINABEACH, FL ORIDA 10A Seven Nassau County Special Olympic athletes competed in the 2014 Special Olympics Florida State Surfing Championships at Cocoa Beach over the weekend. Surfing in this year's event from Nassau County were Phoenix Bridges, Alissa DiDomenico, Jake Martin, Kristopher Mitchell, Weston Te rr y, Stephanie Willaford and Vincent Wolski. Preliminaries were held Sept. 12 with all athletes progressing to the semifinal and final competition round. Final competition and awards were completed Saturday with DiDomenico and W olski bringing home a firstplace finish; Jake Martin harvested second place; Bridges, Mitchell and Terry finished third in some highly competitive events; and Willaford wrapped up the day with a solid fourth-place finish. Accompanying and supporting the athletes were cohead coaches Kirk Mitchell and Steve Mehas and assistant coaches Freddie Peake, Betzy Harris, Jack Martin, David Montgomery, Matt Bellar and Jonah Harris. Nassau County's surfing delegation was led by Tom Christenson, Special Olympics Nassau County director. Christenson also served as an official surfing judge during the two-day competition. Mitchell was quick to praise the athletes for their commitment, saying, "The athletes have exemplified total commitment from the very first day. Even in lessthan-desirable surf conditions, they were never discouraged with their overall training attendance record through 12 one-hour practice sessions exceeded 90 percent, which surpasses the long-term training objective of the Special Olympics International organization." The success of this year's program will hopefully lead to program expansion next year and beyond, Mitchell said. Anyone interested in learning more about Nassau County's surfing program or other Special Olympic sports and how to become involved, contact MoRonica Ravenell at 557-8309.Special Olympic surfers rally at state SUBMITTED PHOTOSAthlete Vincent Wolski catches a wave with Coach David Montgomery watching. Athlete Alissa DiDomenico and Coach Betzy Harris following the award ceremony, left. Right, athlete Stephanie Willaford exhibit ing stellar Level 1 skills with Coach Jack Martin lending encouragement. Coach Jack Martin and Freddie Peake ready to assist athlete Phoenix Bridges before competition, left. Right, athlete Kristopher Mitchell demonstrating Level 2 standing up performance during final competition round. SPORTS SHORTSF F B B H H S S h h o o m m e e c c o o m m i i n n g gThe Fernandina Beach High School homecoming parade will be downtown at 4 p.m. Oct. 10. The community is invited to participate in the parade. If you or your group would be interested in being included, contact Rob Hicks at Fernandina Beach High School at 261-5714 or robert. W o o m m e e n n   s s p p r r o o t t e e n n n n i i s sThe Amelia Island Wo-men’s Tennis Championship, a USTApro circuit event, will be held Sept. 21-28 at the Omni Amelia Island Planta-tion. Ticket proceeds from finals weekend will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Qualifying rounds are Sept. 21-22 beginning at 10 a.m. Main draw matches are Sept. 23-26 beginning at 10 a.m. There is no admission fee for these rounds. The semifinals begin at 11 a.m. Sept. 27 and the finals are at noon Sept. 28; $10 donation per ticket. Other events include the Wilson Kid’s Day Sept. 21 from 3-5 p.m.; pro/am tournament and dinner Sept. 22 from 5-6:30 p.m.; Boys & Girls Club Sept. 26, time to be determined; and the Rogy Tennis Tournament Sept. 27 from 911 a.m. For information, call 277-5145. To register, email S i i g g n n u u p p f f o o r r Y Y B B A A h h o o o o p p s sThe Yulee Basketball Association registration for the 2014-15 season is now open. For information and to register visit www.YuleeBasketball. org. All athletes must register online no later than Nov. 7. Amandatory tryout/skills assessment is Nov. 9 (10U 1-3 p.m.) (12U 2-4 p.m.) (15U 3-5 p.m.). Early registration is highly recommended as the number of athletes for tryouts and participation in the YBAis limited. Coaches and volunteers are needed. Contact S h h e e r r i i f f f f   s s S S h h o o o o t t o o u u t tThe Nassau County Sheriff’s Office and NCSO Charities are sponsoring the second annual Sheriff’s Shootout sporting clay tournament Nov. 7 at Amelia Shotgun Sports in Y ulee. Registration starts at 9 a.m.; shooting begins at 10 a.m. with the awards ceremony at 1 1:30 a.m., followed by lunch. All participants will receive a hat and T-shirt. T est your shooting skills against Sheriff Bill Leeper, fellow law enforcement officers and area leaders while helping raise money for NCSO Charities to benefit the community. Form a four-person team for $500 or a twoperson team for $300. Sponsorships are available. For information or to sign up, contact Larry Boatwright at 548-4027 or email at 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.R R u u n n w w a a y y R R a a l l l l y yThe Ben Byrns Foundation invites all runners and walkers to the third annual Ben Byrns 5K Runway Rally Fundraiser. Participants can run or walk the 5K Challenge or the one-mile Fun Run. Register now for the Sept. 27 event. Start time is 8 a.m. on the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport runways and taxiways. The 5K registration fee is $25/$30; one-mile Fun Run fee for all children ages 10 and under is $15. This year everyone will be timed with an individual My LapsTiming Chip. Register online/in-store at, online at under events tab or with paper registration at Current Running, 815 S. Eighth Street, Fernandina Beach. The funds generated from this year’s race will support local organizations that provide programs for youth to help develop a sense of self esteem and the ability to make better choices in their lives regarding drug use. Vi sit for information on the foundation’s mission and work with community organizations.U U p p w w a a r r d d B B a a s s k k e e t t b b a a l l l lUpward Basketball and CheerleadingSHORTS Continued on 11A


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 11AFRIDAY, SEPTEMBER19, 2014 SPORTS News-LeaderFERNANDINABEACH P ARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT YOUTH BASKETBALL REGISTRATION through Oct. 3. Register at the Atlantic Center. Four age groups offered: 8U (6-8) co-ed; 10U (9-10) co-ed; 12U (11-12) separate boys and girls divisions; and 14U (13-14) separate boys and girls divisions. Player evaluations are Oct. 13-14 at Peck Gym. Player draft Oct. 15 at the Atlantic Center Auditorium. Practices begin week of Oct. 20; season begins week of Nov. 10. Games on Thursday evenings or Saturday mornings at Peck Gym. Sixgame regular season, tournament in each division. Registration fees are $45 city residents, $55 non-city ($5 discount for additional sibling) and due Oct. 3. Copies of birth certificates required. V olunteer coaches needed. For information, contact Jay Robertson at 310-3361 or OPEN ADULTVOLLEYBALLat Peck Gym Tuesdays and Fridays from 7-9 p.m. $2/day city resident, $5 noncity. YOUTH VOLLEYBALLat Peck Gym Tuesdays and Fridays from 3-5 p.m. for school and club teams. Players must have adult coach or adult supervision. Call at least 24 hours in advance: 310-3353. Cost is $2/day city resident, $5 non-city. OPEN INDOOR SOCCER at Peck Gym Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m., $2 city residents, $5 non-city. OPEN BASKETBALLat Peck Gym Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 11 a.m.5:45 p.m. and Tuesday and Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., based on court availability. FITNESS AREAS • Weight Room/Cardio Area at Peck Gym. Free weights, selectorized equipment, Star Trac treadmills, Precor elliptical machines, Schwinn bikes. Ages 13 and up (ages 13-15 with adult supervision; ages 16-17 unsupervised but with waiver signed by parent or guardian). Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday and Friday from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. • Atlantic Fitness Room at the Atlantic Center. Precor treadmills and elliptical machines, Star Trac bikes, Hammer Strength plate loaded fitness machines, and Magnum Fitness Biangular Series machines. Ages 13 and up (ages 13-15 with adult supervision; ages 16-17 unsupervised but with waiver signed by parent or guardian). Open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily/monthly fitness area fees: City residents $3/day; $25/month; $75/four months; $180/12 months. Non-city residents: $5/day; $31/month; $94/four months; $225 12 months. Daily fees and memberships are valid at both fitness areas. PERSONALFITNESS TRAINING available at Atlantic Fitness Room or Peck Gym with Jay Robertson, ISSACertified Personal Fitness Trainer, Perfor-mance Nutritionist, and Specialist in Fitness for the Older Adult. $30 per session, $75/week (3 sessions), $200/month (2 sessions/ week for 4 weeks). Monthly packages include dietary analysis and food program. Call Jay at 904-3103361 to schedule a free introductory appointment. SCUBACLASSES at Atlantic Pool • DISCOVER SCUBA EXPERIENCE/BUBBLE BLOWERS PROGRAM: A oneto two-hour introductory experience that consists of a short classroom session and trying scuba in our pool with a P ADI Instructor. Ages 8 and up. $50/person city residents, $62 non-city. Scheduled at your convenience. • PADI SCUBAOPEN WA TER CERTIFICATION: Private and group instruction available. $275 (additional check-out dive fee). Participants must provide their own masks, snorkels, fins, booties, and weight belts. Ages 10 and up. Training schedule available at the Atlantic Center. RECREATION ROUNDUPFERNANDINABEACH PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT Fall Leagues RECREATIONALCO-ED LEAGUE Sept. 15 Keffer’s Crew10 Half-Life9 Bad Company12 Green Turtle Tavern10 Under the Influence7 River Rats0 (forfeit) Emerald Goat15 Diamond Cutters8 Y ulee Chili’s17 Martex Services 16 First Coast Comfort Specialists15 Pinch-a-Penny4 Emerald Goat11 A vengers8 Logic Mountain15 Pinch-a-Penny13 Green Turtle Tavern13 First Coast Comfort Specialists11 STANDINGS – ADIVISION EMERALD GOAT2-0 KEFFER’S CREW1-0 YULEE CHILI’S1-0 HALF-LIFE0-1 A VENGERS0-1 MARTEX SERVICES0-1 DIAMOND CUTTERS0-1 STANDINGS – B DIVISION UNDER THE INFLUENCE1-0 BAD COMPANY1-0 LOGIC MOUNTAIN1-0 FIRSTCOASTCOMFORT1-1 GREEN TURTLE TAVERN1-1 RIVER RATS0-1 PINCH-A-PENNY0-1 MEN’S LEAGUE Sept. 11 Prime Time7 Ron Anderson Chevrolet0 (forfeit) Kabuki17 Halftime Sports Bar7 Uncle John’s Pine Straw20 Y oung Guns7 STANDINGS UNCLE JOHN’S PINE STRAW1-0 KABUKI1-0 PRIME TIME1-0 BAD COMPANY0-1 HALFTIME SPORTS BAR0-1 RON ANDERSON0-1 Games played at the Ybor Alvarez Softball Fields, 3243 Bailey Road. For statistics and schedules, visit ADULT SOFTBALL YULEE HIGH SCHOOL V arsity Football Sept. 19at Westside*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 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. 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 V olleyball 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 Junior Varsity Football Sept. 25at Menendez6:00 Oct. 2BOLLES6:00 Oct. 8at West Nassau6:00 Oct. 16at Hilliard6:00 Oct. 23YULEE6:00 FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL Cross Country 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. 23at Callahan5:00 Sept. 30Open Oct. 7BAKER COUNTY(HC)6:00 Oct. 14at Episcopal6:00 Oct. 22at Bolles5:00 YULEE MIDDLE SCHOOL Football Sept. 23at Charlton County5:00 Sept. 30TRINITYMIDDLE6:00 Oct. 7BOLLES MIDDLE6:00 Oct. 21at Callahan5:00 2014 SCHEDULES PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADERThe Yulee Middle School football team was up 32-0 at halftime Tuesday when the Hornets traveled to Fernandina Beach to take on the Pirates. Lightning delayed and then prevented the second half from starting. "We will not have to finish the rest of the game," YMSCoach Shaun Forbes said. "That will be the final score." The Hornets rolled to 3-0 on the season. Antwuan Alexander had a trio of rushing touchdowns and over 100 yards rushing for Yulee; Maurice Moore also had over 100 yards rushing and scored a TD; Jordan Richo ran in two of Yulee's two-point conversions; and Chase Crider and Laken Montgomery both converted two-point conver sions, catching passes from quarterback Jaxon Crosby. Yulee had more than 300 rushing yards for the third game in a row. The defense forced three Pirate turnovers. "As a coaching staff we are excited about how the boys are playing right now," Forbes said. "All of the boys are playing great football. We have a big test this next week when w e travel to Charlton County." The Hornets play Tuesday at Charlton County, Ga., while the Pirates head to Callahan. Kickoff is at 5 p.m. for both games.PIRATES HOST HORNETS 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 registration (before Oct. 30) is $75. After Oct. 30, the fee is $90. First Baptist, Fernandina is located at 1600 S. Eighth St. Visit http://Upward. or drop by the church office during regular business hours and pick up a registration form.W W o o r r k k s s h h o o p p f f o o r r l l i i b b r r a a r r y yMartial arts expert Dan Kelly will teach area residents “how to protect themselves, become better prepared, not become a victim, and how to escape from arm grips and choke holds,” at a special self-defense workshop Oct. 4 at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. Kelly served with the U.S. Marshall Service, was an Air Force security specialist, has a black belt in Aikido martial arts and has led self-defense classes for more than two decades. He has scheduled this special workshop as a benefit for the Fernandina Beach Library expansion and renovation that will be completed next spring. T ickets are available for a donation of $20 or more to Friends of the Library. Kelly is donating his expertise and 100 percent of the proceeds will help purchase library furniture and equipment. All residents 14 years old and older are encouraged to attend. The class will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the recreation center. Class size is limited to the first 50 participants who sign up at the library with their donation of $20 or more. If there is sufficient interest, a second workshop may be added. For tickets and information, visit the Fernandina Beach Public Library, 25 N. Fourth St., or call 277-7365.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 or visit 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. 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12A F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 19, 2014 NEWS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Cooper Meyers Sales Dan Gamble Sales Manager *on select vehicles, minimum terms of 60 months. WAC. 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CONSTRUCTION SALEGOING ON NOW B R I N G I N T H I S A D F O R A N A D D I T I O N A L$5 0 0O F F Why be near, when you can be here!ENTERTAINMENT Wednesday SundayW W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y s s W ing it T T h h u u r r s s d d a a y y Live music on deck S S a a t t u u r r d d a a y y 2 pm Dan & Michelle 6:30 pm Karribean FlavorS S u u n n d d a a y y 2 pm MacysOpen7days a week at11 am 2910 Atlantic Ave. 904-310-6904UPSTAIRS AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE PARTIESwww.sandybottomsamelia.comVisit us online or on Facebook for all the specials and event info HA P P YHO U R!SundaythruThursday2 6 Youth paint bowls for charity luncheon MARGARET JOHNSON 4-H Youth Development NassauCounty 4-H members from across the county partnered with Barnabas to help decorate bowls for the upcoming Empty Bowls Nassau Luncheon. T he West Side Optimist Club and Lions Club generousl y allowed the 4-Hers to use the Lions Club building for t he activity. Area students, seniors and civic groups, including many Nassau County 4-H members, have created hand-painted and decorated bowls for every guest. The Empty Bowls Nassau Luncheon will help provide meals and assistance for Nassau County families and individuals that are going through a rough time. Almost 10,000 people in Nassau County, including more than 3,000 childr en, dont know if they will have enough to eat e ach day. B ar n abas and its par tners have distributed over 3 00,000 pounds of food to local r e sidents each year If you would like attend the luncheon that will be held Nov. 7 at noon, at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center in Fernandina Beach, contact the Barnabas Center at 2617000. The Nassau County UF IF AS 4-H pr ogram of fers schoolchildren an opportunity to learn about a variety of p roject areas from aerospace to veterinary science. They a lso lear n life skills, social skills and get the oppor tunity to l ear n about giving back to the community in which they live while having fun. For information about the Nassau County 4-H Youth Development Program contact the Nassau County UF IFAS Extension office at 879-1019 or SUBMITTED PHOTOS Painting bowls for the Empty Bowls Lunch are, from left, Aleigha and Aidain Marto, Kyle Alter, Liam Marto, Tristan Marto, Ryan Alter, Ashtyn Lee, Abigail Fahlgren, Kinley Hall, Sydney Hall, Kaitlyn Malott and Abagail Felthousen.


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 19 2014 N EWS -L EADER / F ERNANDINA B EACH F LORIDA B TRIBAL LOVE MUSICAL AT ACT on g beautif ul, shinin g gleaming, steaming, flaxen, waxen, long, straight, curly, fuzzy, snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty, oily, greasy, fleecy, do wn-to -there hair This anthem to hippie hair is jus t one of the 32 songs in Hair, the American Tribal LoveRo ck M usical, open ing tonight on Amelia Community Theatres main stage at 207 Cedar St Considered groundbreakin g when it opened off-Broadway in 1967 and on Br oadw a y in 1 968, Hair was a musical Be-In with a relatively simple plot and amazin g son gs such a s G oo d M ornin g Starshine, What a Piece of Work is Man, and Let the Sunshine In. Performances are tonight at 8 p.m.; Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25. Visit or call 261-6749. The show contains adult language and situations and is rated R. For information, call 2616749 or email CARS, COFFEE &CONVERSATION Auto Legends Amelia will host the next Cars and Con vers ation gatherin g at St arbucks on Sadler Road from 9 until noon Sept. 20. Join the group as they continue to enjoy and learn a bout unique and special historic autos, includin g the Alfa Romeo T33 Stradale (1967-69) s tree t-r a cer possibly one of the mos t e xotic and beautiful auto designs ever by Franco Scaglione in Italy, who designed for Ferrari and others (pictured). Worth millions today as only 10 of 18 built remain, it is on the g r oup s logo. Bring out your precious ride on Saturday to share and t e ll all about it. Rain cancels. The public always encouraged to join in the fun. RUNWAY RALLY T he third annual B en B yrn s Run w ay Rally will take place Sept. 27 at 8 a.m. on the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airpors runways and taxiways, with a 5K run and 1-mile fun run. New this year are timin g chips to tr a ck your time. Pre-register at Current Running, 815 S. Eighth St., at all 1st Place S por ts locations in Jacksonville, or at Fee is $25 through Sept. 19, $30 after and $1 5 for children. The day of the race regis t er at 7 a .m. at the site. Awards will be given in each age group and to all 1-mile finishers. Overall male /female winners will receive an aerial tour from McGill Aviation. Adults will receive Dry-fit T-shirts and children cotton T-shirts. Aerial flyovers will be g in the r ally Funds raised will support local organizations that provide programs for youth to help develop a sen se of se lfe s t eem and the a bility to mak e be tter choice s in their li ves regarding drug use. Visit for information on the foundations mission and work with community organizations. O FF & O N T HE I SLAND S ONGWRITERS GATHERIN ST MARYS GA FORFESTIVAL PAGE 2B SUBMITTED Chef Thomas Tolxdorf Tasty f ood for a great cause KENDRA SHAFER For the News-Leader Friends of Chef Thomas T olxdorf of The Ritz-Carlton, A melia Island, ar e honoring h im in the best way they know how, with delicious food and great company. The public is invited to attend the upcoming Chef Thomas Food Fair at Intuition Ale Works in the Avondalea rea of Jacksonville, on Oct. 1 7 fr om 6-9 p.m. T homas was not only a cel ebrated chef, he also was an ardent advocate of youth soccer and a volunteer coach. He also was active with Amelia Island Runners and donated his chef services at manyc ommunity events. His recent d eath by car accident was a g r e at loss for the local community and extended family of r e staurateurs. To raise money for his family during the difficult time, some of the areas best restaurants will hold a food fair in fr ont of the br ewer y T ickets ar e $60, with kids u nder 12 admitted free. A s ilent auction is planned, with prizes from places such as The Ritz-Carlton hotels of Amelia Island, Jacksonville, Orlando and Atlanta; the Omni; White Oak; many nice restaurants and original artw ork. T o donate silent auction i tems or for more information, call (904 email For tickets, go to www year Pasta for Paws gets a professional chefs touch ED HARDEE For the News-Leader T T he Nassau Humane Societys annual spaghetti supper is Saturday, and this year it w ill have a professional touch. Chef David Berrian, a member of the culinary team at Osprey Village and previously a chef at Davids and other local restaurants, is overseeing the food preparation this year. The traditional crowd-pleasing recipes for spaghetti sauce and meatballs are b ack, and Chef David will be adding some extra flavor, said Humane Society Executive Director Tom Christenson. The annual Pasta for Paws e vent is a major volunteer effort f or the Nassau Humane Society a nd raises money to operate the NHS animal shelter. Its Saturday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation C enter. You can dine in or take out, and tickets will be available att he door. A silent auction during the dinn er will feature such items as a football autographed by FSU coaching legend Bobby Bowden, an original Jacksonville Jaguars leather jacket, and Gator Bowl t ickets, Christenson said. There will be live Margaritaville-stylem usic from Early McCall, and adoptable dogs and kittens from t he shelter will be on hand to greet you. Its a fun event, Christenson said. Youll get spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, beverage and dessert for $14. Its free for children age 6 and younger, and $10 for kids age 7-10. The supper is also known for its wide array of homemade desserts, prepared by Humane Society volunteers. If you c ant decide which treat to choose, extra desserts are just $2e ach. Osprey Village is the major s ponsor for the event, and Harris Teeter donated the ground beef for the meatballs. NHS events/volunteer coordinator Kelly Monti thanked all of the s ponsors and all the volunteers who have helped with organizingt he event from decorations, baking desserts, making all the s auce, making over 1,600 meatballs, and over 50 volunteers who will be helping the day of the event. Without the dedication and support from our wonderful volunteers, we would not be able to have such successful events to help raise funds for our furry S UBMITTED C hef David Berrian, a member of the culin ary team at Osprey Village and previously a chef at Davids and other local restaurants, is overseeing the food preparation at t his years Pasta for Paws fundraiser. FUSION EXHIBIT 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. 7 at the Cultural Center at Ponte V edra Beach, 50 Executive W ay in P onte V e dra Beach. A n opening reception will b e held Sept. 26 from 6-8 p.m. The galleries are free and open to the public, thanks to individual and corporate support. Regular gallery hours are9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday thr ough Friday. For more i nformation call (904 0 614. Visit F ar left is An Empty Vessel M akes the Loudest Sound by Murphy, and left is Shutters (10 of 1 SUBMITTED Pollinating with native bees REBEC CA L. JORDI A ND B EA WALKER For the News-Leader Many homeowners in Nassau County have landscapes that include flowering trees, perennials and even a few fr uit tr e es. Often a vegetable or h erb garden is also added to the lands cape in the form of raised beds or individual container gar dens. Many of the Extension office calls from homeowners growing fruits and vegetables are regarding their disappointment of certain crops like cucumbers, squash, orange or pear trees, which have beautiful green foliage, but no fruit. Nothing is more disappointing than putting in all the effort of growing fruits or vegetables and getting nothing in return. After concluding the gar dener has selected the appropriate plant (right plant/right place) for our zone and it is receiving the appropriate amount of sunlight, water and fertilizer and the soil pH is cor r ect, then we discover one important missing factor for good fr uit or vegetable pr oduction pollinators! Pollinators are important? Yes! According to the National Academies 2014 article titled The Role of Pollinators, ... more than threefourths of the planets angiosperms (flowering plantsely on over 200,000 species of animal pollinators to various extents to meet their reproductive needs. Insect pollinators account for 87 of 124 main crops used for human consumption. Pollination is the act of transferring pollen grains from the PHOTO COUR TESY OF THE UF/IF AS EXTENSION The Mason Bee, above, is a solitar y bee that will not sting and is a great pollinator for Nassau gardeners. 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2B F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 19, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK SPECIAL EVENTS Join the Nassau County Council on Aging for its Ruby Jubilee from 6-10 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation resort. Guests will enjoy a full dinner and live and silent auctions as they celebrate the agencys 4 0 years of service to seniors. The dynamic Les DeMerle B and featuring Bonnie Eisele will provide the entertainment. Reservations are $100 per person and are available online at www.coanassau. com. All proceeds benefit the councils programs. Call 2610 701 for information. T he 42nd annual Rock Shrimp Festival takes place Oct. 4 in St. Marys, Ga., including 5K and 10K races, a 1-mile Kids Fun Run and a themed parade. Enjoy entertainment, d emonstrations, arts & crafts vendors and food concessiona ires, including the Kiwanis Club rock shrimp dinners. Advance registration is encouraged for the runs and i s mandatory for vendors and p arade entries. Discounted r ock shrimp dinner tickets can be purchased in advance at the St. Marys and Kingsland Welcome Centers. The St. Marys Express will run the 1930 saddle team steamer Lehigh Valley #26 at n oon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. P urchase tickets at www. s or (912 200-5235. For festival information or registration visit or www.Visit StMarys. com, or call (912 I n place of its normal F riday night wine tasting, A T a ste of W ine by Steve will host a Friday evening cruise with Amelia River Cruise on Oct. 10 at $50 per person. The cruise will last around 1 1/2 hours beginning at 5 p.m. Enjoy appetizersa nd the usual two whites and t wo reds to taste. Please R SVP t o Raskin at 557-1506 or The 17th annual Greek Festival, Oct. 10-12, will feature the stories, music, dance and food of thei slands, the mountains and t he villages of Greece. F rancis Field, 29 Castillo Drive, St. A ugustine, will be transformed into a virtual Greek village with all its vibrant sights and sounds. Hosted by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, festival hours are Friday from 4-10p .m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p .m. and Sunday 1 1 a.m.-5 p.m. With over 100 arts, crafts and business showcase exhibitors, there will shopping galore and lots to explore. Admission is $3 for adults and free for those 12 and under. F ree admission for active mili tary and their immediate family with ID. Call (904 or visit www .stauggreekfest. com. What goes on behind the scenes at the Jacksonville International Airport will be revealed to members of the Mens Newcomers Club on a tour Oct. 13. I t is limited to the first 25 members who sign up by email to Bob Brizes at The group will meet at the Home Depot parking lot, southeast corner, at 9:45 a.m. and carpool to the airport. The tour starts at 10:30 a.m. The Nassau County affiliate of NAMI will hold its 10th annual Community Awareness and Fundraiser Dinner Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. in Burns Hall of St. Peters Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic Ave. Applebees will p rovide a full-course meal. Enjoy silent and live auctions with state Sen. Aaron Bean as auctioneer. Guest speakers include Dr. Ann Grenadier of Biofeedback Associates of Northeast Florida, peer advocate John Hardman and Shannon Padgett, Esq. T ickets are $20 at the door. Proceeds will provide educa-t ion, advocacy, support g roups, medication/dental a ssistance, shoes and basic t oiletries to Nassau residents w ith a chronic mental health d iagnosis. Call 277-1886, write to P.O. Box 16712 Fernandina Beach, FL32035 or email NassauNAMIFlorida O sprey Village will host t he fourth annual Chefs D inner benefiting the Katie C aples Foundation on Oct. 26 from 5-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person and a limited number of tables for8 are available at $1,000. The dinner will feature five c ourses with each selection p repared and designed exclu s ively by one of five area chefs. Each course is paired with fine wines. During the silent auction guests can bid on travel packages, wines and several cooking items to inspire anyones inner chef. All proceeds will benefit t he Katie Caples Foundation a nd its organ donation prog ram. For tickets, visit www THEATER Rendezvous Festival is accepting film submissions for its debut International Film and Music Festival June 5-13, 2015 on Amelia Island and American Beach. S ubmissions are accepted in t he following categories: U.S S horts, U.S Features, U.S Documentaries, International Shorts, International Features, Animation Shorts and New Category Music V ideos. For rules, regulations, submission dates and fees visit www.rend Little Shop of Horrors i s playing at Theatre by the Trax in downtown St. Marys, Ga. Featuring music in the style of early 1960s, Little Shop has been called the show that satirizes many things including science fiction, B movies, and musical comedy itself. Shows are tonight and Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. Ticketsa re $12 for adults and $8 for c hildren 12 and under V isit w ww or call (912103 for more information. Fernandina Little Theatre, 1014 Beech St., is offering a bevy of produc-t ions over the next two w eeks. T heater for Kids, p lays for kids performed by kids, is Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 27 at 10:30 a.m. and noon. The Readers Troupe will present a staged reading of the classic comedy She Stoops to Conquer , at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 2. An encore performance of Dearly Departed, FLs hit comedy about a dysfunctional s outhern family is Oct. 5 at 4:30 p.m. Tickets for all performances may be purchased in advance at The UPS Store in the Publix shopping center. FLTis an intimate performance space and patrons aree ncouraged to purchase ticke ts in advance to guarantee s eating. For information on FLTevents, visit The State Ballet Theatre of Russia s production of Swan Lake plays Jacksonvilles Times-Union CentersM oran Theater on Jan. 9 at 8 p.m. S et to the music of T c haikovsky and based on Russian folklore and German legend, the ballet follows a young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maid en from an evil spell. T ickets start at $42.50 (and at $21 for children 12 and under). Visit, call (904 visit the FSCJ Artist Series b ox of f ice, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more at (904 MUSE UM One ticket, four pubs, a wealth of historical information about downtownF ernandina and a good time f or all. J oin the Amelia Island M useum of History T hursdays at 5:30 p.m. to tour four of the town s most popular, notorious or otherwise historic bars. One ticket will get you one drink at each establishment and an earful of colorful tales about the places you visit.T ickets are $25 per person (must be 21, must show ID tour begins at the historic train depot in downtown Fernandina Beach. Reservations required. Contact Thea at 261-7378, ext.105 or Thea@ C C o o n n c c e e r r t t a a t t f f o o r r t t Fort Clinch State Park w ill its gates to area homeschool groups, featuring free park entry and a Florida songs concert by Mrs. Kate on Sept. 26. The park opens at 8 a.m. and the free concert b egins at 11 a.m. in the courtyard in front of the f ort. The park is located at 2601 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. Bring lawn chairs, a picnic and blankets. After the concert, Mrs. Kates CDs, puppets, thunder t ubes and rainsticks and other items will be availa ble for sale. Visit and D D a a r r y y l l H H a a n n c c e e Daryl Hance of Jacksonville will bring his b rand of funky, bluesy rock and roll music to F ernandina Beach on Sept. 27 with a performance at the Dog Star Tavern on North Second Street. H ance and his Power T rio will perform songs from his new album, Land Of Trembling Earth, as well as cuts from his 2011 release Hallowed Ground. Hance co-founded the band Mofro with f riend JJ Grey in the late 1 990s, recording four a lbums and touring internationally with the group before going his own way in the summer of 2010. Visit to learn more. 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 Sept. 27 at the Callahan Speedway, headlined by Justin Moore, ACM 2014 New Country Artist of the Year, with Jason Michael C arroll, Jon Langston, A mber DeLaCruz and m ore. Backwoods Country Jam and its team members will help nonprofits in North Florida and South Georgia fundraise through ticket sales and involve-m ent in the event. G ates open at 3:30 p .m. Moore takes the stage at 9:30 p.m. There will be food, merchandise and drinks. Tickets are $40 at, Gone Gorgeous (Y ulee) and T asty s (Fernandina t or call ( 904) 451-8072. Email backwoodscountryjam@g G G o o i i n n C C o o a a s s t t a a l l Goin Coastal music series presents, in associa tion with Sweetwater B rewing Company, Nicki B luhm & The Gramblers with supporting acts The 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 Turtle Tavern and Pipeline Surf Shop. San Francisco-based Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers have brought their California folk-rock 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. J J a a z z z z F F e e s s t t i i v v a a l l The Amelia Island Jazz Festival kicks off Oct. 12 with a free concert in Amelia Park from 2-4 p.m. featuring the U.S. Navy Band Southeast. The festival runs through Oct. 19 and will feature ALatin Jazz Concert and W ine Tasting Oct. 16; headliner T ony Monaco, jazz organ ist, Oct. 17; headliner Randy Brecker, Grammy A ward-winning trumpet master with a tribute to the Brecker Brothers Band on Oct. 18; a Dixie to Swing Jazz Brunch Oct. 19 with the AIJF AllStar Swingtet; late night jazz jams, a sponsor party and more. T ickets range from $35 to $60 for regular admission, with VIPpackages available and discounts for Jazz Pass programs. Visit www.amelia MUSIC NOTES Fill in the squares so that each row, column and 3-by-3 box c ont ain the numbers 1 through 9. Solution will appear in the Wednesday B-section. Wednesday, September 17 Solution O UTAND A BOUT SUBMITTED Trinity River Band of Callahan, above, will headline the first Willies Duck Jam 2014 on Sunday at Willies Duck Diner ( in West Monroe, La. The event is produced by Bucky Newell, who is partners with Willie Robertson in Willies Duck Diner. Robertson, executive producer of Duck Dynasty, will join the bands on stage. Trinity River Band is currently on tour with over 120 performance d ates this year alone. Better Than Blue, the title track of their current album, appeared five weeks on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Weekly Song Chart peaking at No. 4. The band includes Sarah Harris (lead and harmony vocals, mandolin); Mike Harris (guitar, lead and harmony vocals); Lisa Harris (bass, harmony vocals); Josh Harris (banjo, dobro, lead and harmony vocals); and Brianna Harris (fiddle, lead and harmony vocals). Visit and join them on Facebook and Twitter. TRINITY RIVER BAND Songwriters festival Saturday C C h h i i l l d d r r e e n n s s a a r r t t The Island Art Association will present Childrens Art at the Education Center, located next to the Island Art Association Galler y 18 N. Second St., on Sept. 27. Session 1, for ages 6-9, is 1011 a.m.; Session 2, for ages 69, is 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; and Session 3, for ages 10-13, is 12:15 p.m. Register in advance at the gallery, 261-7020. P P a a i i n n t t i i n n g g O O u u t t L L o o u u d d Painting Out Loud, a thr ee-mor nings workshop, is being of fer ed at the Island Art Association and taught by contemporary landscape artist Sharon Haffey on Oct. 3, 4 and 6 from 9 a.m. until noon. The cost is $100 for all thr ee days or $40 for an indi vidual session. Acrylic and oil painters of all levels ar e wel come and the focus will be on color choices and mixing, composition, and adapting photos for painting in your own style. To register, contact Sharon at or 310-9194. A A r r t t s s h h o o w w The Island Ar t Association is exhibiting its juried Nouveau Art show, Quotes Fr om Shakespear e. Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Curator Holly Keris was the judge. The show is at the gallery through Oct. 5 during galler y hours. The IAA Gallery is located at 18 N. Second St. Call 261-7020 or visit A A r r t t f f a a i i r r The Beaches Ar t Fest 2014 will take place Oct. 4 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Beaches Museum and History Park, 425 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach. Presented as a joint effort of the Beaches Museum and Driftwood of Jacksonville Beach, the event will feature 80 artists and a variety of mediums ranging fr om paint ing, photography, pottery and sculpture, through exotic jewelr y fr om Thailand. The works on display have been selected for their ar tistic merit by a pr ofessional jury. Musicians that would like to perform, or others who would enjoy volunteering, should contact Call (904 241-5657 or visit Y Y A A r r t t S S a a l l e e The Island Art Association will hold a YArt Sale Oct. 11 fr om 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the IAA Art Education Center Building, 18 N. Second St., Fer nandina Beach. Artists will be cleaning out their studios and selling their overstocked, unused supplies and art. If you want to reserve a table and participate in the sale, please r egister at the IAA Art Gallery, 18 N. Second St. Cost of registration is $15. The event will be free to attend and open to the public. 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 Ar t Association, 18 N. Second St., Fer nandina Beach, will host a Larry Moore Plein Air Workshop, Oct. 30-Nov. 1 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. The workshop will focus on taking small r efer ences, small studies or photos and turning them into larger works. Depending on the weather the class will either work outside in the morning in downtown Fernandina, to cr eate plein air studies, or if the weather is bad, work in the IAA Ar t Education Center Studio, fr om existing references and paintings. Learn what makes a painting work, how to cr eate a str onger com position, being a more thoughtful artist and techniques for the studio painter This prominent painter illustrator has been teaching for over 30 years. His work is in many museums and collectors homes. He has published several books and many articles on his techniques. V isit www .lar r y moor Cost for the class is $350. A $100 deposit is r equir ed to hold a space. Contact m, phone (407 write to him at 2440 Roxbur y Road, Winter Park, FL 32789. AR T W ORK S S T. MARYS, Ga. St. Marys First Annual S ongwriters Festival will take place from 10 a.m.6 p.m. on Saturday at the St. Marys Waterfront Park. Several genres of music will be covered during the event, so that everyone will enjoy the day. S ongwriters from across the country will play their music at the amphitheater througho ut the day with featured performances by R ick Scott, a Grammy-nominated former d rummer for the popular group Alabama. Other performing musicians are from Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky and South Car olina and include Sher r y Carlisle, Susan Marie Gallion of Fer nandina Beach, Diana Trask, Nick Petta and more. Music festival admission is free, with s hopping opportunities from vendor booths f r om 10 a.m.-5 p.m. W ith the purchase of a $3 a lcohol event wristband, beer and wine will be available through 5 p.m. for consumption inside the park. During the festival, ther e will be a raf f le for five Silver tone acoustic guitars signed by all festival per for mers, with the pr o ceeds going to benefit the Ronald McDonald House C harities. R affle tickets are $5 each or $20 for five. With a $20 purchase you receive a free McDonalds extra value meal voucher.T ickets can be purchased at the St. Marys Welcome C enter, Jerry Lees Music E mporium, Wee Pub, C umberland Inn & Suites, Once Upon A Bookseller and McDonalds in Kingsland and Folkston, Ga., and Callahan. Y ou do not need to be present to win. After the festival the music continues with Back from the Brink playing modern blueg rass and Americana for the last Star r y N ights Music in the Park performance of the year from 6-8 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for use thr o ughout the day For festival infor mation contact Jer r y Lees Music Emporium at (912 for ar ea infor mation call the W e lcome Center at ( Gallion


CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK R ELIGION 3B F R IDAY S E PTEMBER 19, 2014/News-Leader Sunday School..................................9:30 am Sunday Worship..............................10:45 am Wednesday AWANA........................6:15 pm Wednesday Bible Study................6:30 pmPastor:Bud Long941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd-107 SouthFernandina Beach, FL32034261-4741 CELEBRATION BAPTIST CHURCHInnovative Style, Contemporary Music, Casual Atmosphere85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097 Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am Nursery ProvidedKidKredible Children Ministries Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pmConnecting with Christ... Connecting with People.FOR MORE INFO: (904Pastor Mike KwiatkowskiWorship this week at the place of your choice... Y BC D oug Sides, Senior Pastor Morning Services 8:15 and 11:00 am S unday School 9:45 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm W ednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm Wednesday Children 6:30 pm Wednesday OverflowYouth 6:30 pm Nursery Provided For All ServicesYulee, FL32097www.Yuleebaptistchurch.comULEE85971 Harts Rd.Y BCAPTISTVisitors Always Welcome!904 HURCH In the Heart of Fernandina9N.6thStreetDr.Wain WesberrySenior Pastor Dr.Doug GanyoAssociate PastorWorship 8:30 & 11 am Sunday School 9:50 amNursery Children Youth Adults 904-261-4293 www.stpeterparish.ort7:30AMService 8:15AMBreakfast 9:00AMService 10:15AMChristian Formation 11:00AMService 6:00PMBeach Service(second Sunday of each month6:00PMCeltic Service(fourth Sunday of each monthWelcomes You!Located at the corner of 8th &AtlanticSt. PetersEpiscopal Church BLACKROCKBAPTISTCHURCH96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee261-6220 John KasperPASTORSunday Morning Worship Service -10:30 amSunday School 9:15 am Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 7:00 pm Nursery Provided www Sunday Services 9:15 & 11:15 a.m. (904)277-4414www.ameliachapel.comAmelia Plantation / Omni Resort 36Bowman Road Pastor Ted SchroderYou are welcome here! First Baptist ChurchFernandina BeachSUNDAY WORSHIP9:00 Life Groups 10:15 AM & 6:00 PM Wednesday 6:30 PM904-261-3617 Meets 2nd & 4th Sunday at 10:00 a.m. at American Beach Community Center 1600Julia Street Call 904.415.0822 for more informationAll are invited & children are welcomed Unity.APositive Path for Spiritual Living 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 Running, hiding and Gods endless mercy W hen I saw him, I felt the pull. I dont know why, but it always seems t o happen to me when Im heading somewhere important. As I drove p ast him, he made his way off the shoulder of the road and down the embankment into the woods. Thats when the Lord spoke to me. I want you to turn around and offer him a r ide. He went into the woods, I told t he Lord, as if He hadnt noticed. I suppose somehow I was hoping H ed let me off the hook. It didnt work. In my heart I knew what He wanted me to do. With a bit of reluctance, I made a U-turn and headed back. To my surprise, just as I pulled u p to the spot, he emerged from the dense roadside vegetation. A bout 15 or 16 years old, it was c lear he was having a tough time. S tartled by my sudden appearance, it t ook him a moment to respond to my offer to give him a lift. Once he did, we both were in for a surprise. I kid you not, he looked j ust like me. The same blue eyes, t he same curly hair, even the dimple on the chin. At his age, I could have been his twin. A s he tucked his duffle bag between his legs and closed the d oor, I felt the presence of God c ome in the car with him. My names Rob, whats yours, I said, b racing myself in the event his name was Rob too. Steve, he said. Where are you headed, I asked. Can you take me to the police station? he said. I need to turn myself in. Sure, I said, trying to not to seem too nosey. A s he told me his story, I did my best to just listen. I ran away from a p rogram my parents put me in, in south Florida, he said. Actually, my d ad and step mom put me there. My parents are divorced. The pain in his voice was obvious. For days he had been running, hitchhiking and living in the woods. At the moment I h ad driven by, he had just reached the end of himself. W hen it seemed right, I decided t o share my story with him. I told how I had moved to Florida as an a imless 19-year-old, how the Lord had met me in all of my troubles, a nd how it was Him that had nudged me to turn my car around to pick him up that day. As I spoke, he listened. As I looked at him, I kept seeing myself. The resemblance was u ncanny. By the time we reached the police station, he too was sensi ng the divine nature of our encounter. A fter giving him my cell phone number and asking if he would mind if I prayed for him, he thanked me for the ride and made his way to the front door of the police station. As h e did, I had an overwhelming sense that he was going to be all right. H ow you might ask? Because the s ame God that had met me, had met him. There was no doubt in m y mind that Gods hand was on him. T hat day the Lord challenged me. In all my racing around to accomplish my so-called important stuff, I had almost missed the very thing that mattered most a person whom G od was reaching out to. The fact that he looked just like me was an a dded bonus. Through my simple act of reluctant obedience, God had u sed him to remind me of the great grace that I had received so many years ago. Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy. (Matthew 5:7 R obert L. Goyette is pastor of Living Waters World Outreach Center. RELIGION NOTES V V o o l l u u n n t t e e e e r r s s n n e e e e d d e e d d If you are looking for a place to v olunteer interacting with people who need a smile, a hug, a word of encouragement or tangible evidence that they are not alone, the Salvation Army Hope House may have a place for you on its team. They ar e currently seeking enthusiastic andc heerful volunteers to staff the r eception desk and Clothes Closet. P lease call 321-0435 or stop by 410 S. Ninth St., on the corner of Ninth and Date. The Day Drop-in Center is looking for volunteers for T uesdays and Wednesdays mornings. The centerw elcomes people experiencing h omelessness and those at high risk of homelessness. Services include showers and laundry facilities, a mailing address, phone and computer use, help acquiring needed documents, and r efer ral to local ser v ice providers. The center is located at the Fernandina Beach Church ofC hrist at the cor ner of Jasmine and S outh 14th str e ets. T o volunteer or for mor e information, contact Dani Gammel, (216 F F a a l l l l s s c c h h e e d d u u l l e e St. Peter s Episcopal Chur ch, 801 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, announces its new fall and winter schedule. Sundays include ser vices a t 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Breakfast is at 8:15 a.m. and Christian For m ation at 10:15 a.m. A beach service is held at 6 p.m. the second Sunday of each month. A Celtic ser vice is held at 6 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month. 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 F irst Baptist Chur ch of Fernandina Beach on South Eighth Str e et is celebrating its 155th bir th day during September. Each Sunday will highlight a period of time in the history of the church. To learn more visit or call 2613617. The church is located at 1600S Eighth St. P P a a n n c c a a k k e e b b r r e e a a k k f f a a s s t t St. Francis of Assisi, the Yulee mission church of St. Michael Catholic Church in Fernandina B each, will host a fundraiser flapjack breakfast at Applebees on Sept. 20 from 8-10 a.m. Tickets are $10. Takeout will be available. All are welcome. H H o o m m e e c c o o m m i i n n g g J oin Five Points Baptist Church for its Homecoming celebration on Sunday, Sept. 21. Music starts at 10 a.m. with The Hicks Family and guest speaker Eugene Strickland at 11 a.m. Dinner will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Five Points Baptist C hurch is located at 736 Bonnieview R oad, Fer nandina Beach. Call 2614 615 for information. S S p p e e c c i i a a l l g g u u e e s s t t New Life Christian Fellowship will hold two special services Sept. 21 with guest Rick Pino, founder of Fire Rain Ministries, which for the past eight years has been calling peo p le to lives of radical love, radical h oliness and radical devotion to J esus. Pino will lead worship and share a message during the 10 a.m. service and will also lead worship for the Burning Heart service at 6 p.m. This service is an extended time of intimate worship. New Life is located at 2701 Hodges Blvd., Jacksonville.V isit R R e e v v i i v v a a l l Legacy Baptist Chur c h invites you to its second annual fall revival Sept. 22, 23 and 24. Guest pastor will be Rusty Bryan, with guest Minister of Music Doug Allen. Ser vices ar e at 7 p.m. each night, with T uesday b eing a Special Youth Night. There w ill be a hot dog supper on T uesday a t 5:30 p.m. Ever y one is invited to the supper Legacy Baptist is located in its temporary location at the volunteer fire station at 941328 Old Nassauville Road, Fer nandina Beach. Enjoy good gospel preaching and singing. For i nformation, contact Pastor Jeff W hitaker at 753-0731. 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 Tuesday, Sept. 23, First Presbyterian Church, 9 N. Sixth St., will of fer a W o mens Bible Study open to all women in the community. Meg Rensberry and Charlotte C ollins will facilitate the DVD study, Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed, A study of David, by Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore & Kay Arthur. This eight-week study will meet in Jim T homas Hall next to the sanctuary from 10a.m. until noon. Cal 261-3837 t o register. Workbooks are available for $15 each. T T u u e e s s d d a a y y w w o o r r s s h h i i p p The Feast of Trumpets, also known as Rosh HaShana, is the first of Gods appointed fall feasts and b egins on Wednesday evening, Sept. 2 4. If you ever wonder ed what its all a bout and why it is important to followers of Jesus, come and see. Mary Moore, Hope House manager, will lead a teaching filled with sounds, smells, textures and tastes on Sept. 23 at noon. For more information, call 321-0435 or stop by the Salvation Ar my Hope House, located at 410 S. N inth St. W W e e l l l l n n e e s s s s f f a a i i r r Fernandina Beach Church of Christ, along with Baptist Health, presents a Health and Wellness Fair on Sept. 27 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the fellowship hall at 1005 South 14th St., Fer nandina Beach. Baptist Health w ill offer the following screenings: b lood pressure checks, body compos ition such as body mass index or body fat measur e s, and cholester o l and blood sugar screenings. Join in a day of fun and fellowship that will include a variety of vendors and community r esour ces. For infor mation contact Pat W illiams at 583-6344. G G u u e e s s t t s s p p e e a a k k e e r r N ew Life Christian Fellowship will celebrate 30 years of ministr y on Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. Guest speaker will be Pastor Rusty Nelson from the Rock Family Worship Center in Huntsville, Ala. The ser vice will fea ture music from the past to the prese nt along with multimedia presentat ions looking back at the history of N ew Life. Immediately following the service enjoy a Family Reunion Picnic on the grounds with relay games and family fun. Bring your picnic lunch and join in a day of fun and fellowship. New Life is located at 2701 Hodges Blvd., Jacksonville. For i nformation go to F F a a i i t t h h w w o o r r k k s s h h o o p p Grace Community Church will host a share your faith workshop on S aturday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grace Community Church, 9 6038 Lofton Square Court, next to Winn-Dixie, in Yulee. Session topics include why is it so hard to share our faith with others, overcoming the fear of witnessing, sharing the gospel with stories, developing a love for the l ost, developing an ongoing mini str y and more. T rainers Ron and Lynn Lester will lead the training. The Lesters are members of Good News Church in St. Augustine where since 2006, among other volunteers, they have led outreach and evangelism training programs to more than 1,200 people in multiple chur ches. The cost is $15 p er person and financial scholarships a re available. For information visit g 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 Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2600 Atlantic Ave., across from Fort Clinch, holds a service of traditional worship and communion on Sundaysa t 9 a.m. Childrens Sunday School a nd Adult Bible Study are at 10:15 a .m. and praise worship and com munion 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 Mom, me Playgr oup for moms and infants-pr eschoolers meets e very Thursday morning in Noahs P lace at First Pr esbyterian Chur ch, 9 N Sixth St. in downtown Fer n andina Beach. Noah s Place is open fr o m 9 a.m.-noon for moms to gather social ize and network while children grow and learn through play and interaction. All ar e welcome. If you have questions, call the church office at 2 61-3837 or visit www.first-presbyter D D i i n n n n e e r r f f u u n n d d r r a a i i s s e e r r Hot fish sandwiches will be available at 4 p.m. Friday and Sunday evenings at First Missionar y Baptist Church, 20 S. Ninth St., Fernandina Beach, for a small donation. P roceeds will benefit Fernandina Beach resident Maybelle KirklandBrown, who is entered in the contest to become Union St. James Association Queen. C C e e l l e e b b r r a a t t e e R R e e c c o o v v e e r r y y F irst Assembly of God, 302 South 14th St., Fernandina Beach, is hosting a series of Celebrate Recover classes, a training course for those ministering to or struggling with a life-controlling condition. First Assembly adds to this course its coll ective experience of more than 20 y ears ministering to the local com m unitys most vulnerable citizens. Acquire the skills to bring liberty to the lives of those trapped in life-controlling conditions. For information call 261-6448. T T h h e e C C l l o o s s e e t t Emmanuel For His Glor y C ommunity Outreach Ministries a nnounces the opening of The C loset for those in need of clothing and shoes for men, women and children. The ministry also is accepting clothing donations. The Closet is currently located in the Hickory Village subdivision (Miner Road 86292 Sand Hickor y T rail. For inform ation contact Lois Cook at 6243 501. G G r r u u b b a a n n d d G G o o s s p p e e l l A Bible-based prayer service with free breakfast offers food for the body and the soul at 8:30 a.m. every Sunday at The Bar n in Y ulee, 850918 US 17, one block nor th of A1A at the c orner of Pages Dairy Road. Call 4 77-7268. H H e e l l p p n n e e e e d d e e d d The all-volunteer Y u lee Inter f aith Dinner Network needs the communitys help to continue to provide hot, healthy meals to adults and childr en experiencing hunger in our commun ity. Just $25 provides enough meat t o serve a hot meal to 50 people. To h elp, contact the network at, 556-2496, or send donations to The Coalition for the Homeless, P.O. Box 16123, Fer nandina Beach, FL 32035. Please put YIDN in the memo line. PULPIT N OTES P astor Rob Goyette


4B F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 19, 2014 LEISURE News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK chef-thomas-food-fair-at-intuition-tickets-12634150083. For more information, go to www 08762875843060. Intuition Ale W orks and 29 South are the event organizers. Participating restaurants include Intuition Ale Works, 29 South, The Ritz-Carlton, the Art Institute, Black Sheep, Cafe Nola, Chefs Garden, Cor ner T aco, Hawkers Asian Street Fare, Kelleys, Lulus, M Shack, Moxie Kitchen, Orsay Salty Pelican, Taverna, Blind Rabbit, Cloister the Florida House Inn and Uptown Market. If you cannot attend the event but would like to contribute, donations to the memorial fund can be made through Paypal at cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=6MGTX6FTLUEDN, or by depositing funds directly into the Thomas Tolxdorf Memorial Fund, Account No. 1005462906 at First Coast Community Bank. CHEF Continued from 1B friends in our shelter. And a thank you to all the local busi nesses who have donated items for our silent auction. Mary Hamburg, social director at Osprey Village, said the Nassau Humane Society has had a major impact on r esidents. Many of our community members have adopted their pets fr om the Humane Society and they have been thrilled with their experiences, she said. In one particular instance, the staff from the Humane Society came out to get to know one of our residents a little better so they could find the perfect cat for her. We have also had volunteers bring animals out to our Assisted Living Facility for pet therapy. We are honored to be able to give back to them as they have given to us, she said. In addition to Ospr ey V illage, event sponsors are Amelia Boat Club and Rentals, Scally-Wags Pet Grooming, A Passion for Pooches Pet Spa, First Coast Community Bank, Hamilton Pr ess, Harbor W ear Har ris Teeter/Manager Scott W arley Highland Cabinets, Hot Paws Gr ooming, Mike and Charlotte Bowling, Nassau Veterinary Hospital/Dr. Kim Carter, Olive Amelia, Publix, Sea Horse Properties, Target, T ime Solutions Professional Assistant Ser vices/Penny Logan, Vystar Credit Union, Wallace Pierson Travel/ First Coast Tours Inc. and Yulee Family Dental. For information visit or call 321-1647. PASTA Continued from 1B COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT LEASING SALES 608 S. 8th Street Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034 Paul Barnes, GRIResidential Sales DirectorCell www.ameliaforsale.comExceeding Expectations COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT RESIDENTIA L L 608 S. 8th Street Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034 P P R R O O P P E E R R T T Y Y P P R R O O P P E E R R T T Y Yo f t h e W e e k Paul Barnes, GRIResidential Sales DirectorCell www.ameliaforsale.comExceeding Expectations 526 CITRONADRIVESecluded 3.32 acres on Mid Island location. Property can accommodate at least one home site and guest house. Beautiful tall canopy of trees on bluff with artesian springs running at bottom of bluff. 9' masonry wall separates unique parcel from neighbors to North. Property to South is heavily wooded and parallels Citrona Subdivision property MLS#63042 $275,000 male part (anther f emale part (stigma flower to form seeds, fruits or v egetables. This transfer can happen via bats, birds, wind and insects. The four major groups of pollinating insects are: flies; butterflies and moths; beetles; and bees. Bees are the m ost important group of pollinators because they gather p ollen and repeatedly visit one flower species per session. This ensures pollen is not transferred to a different species of flower, which is why beekeepers can be certain the honey made is wildflower or orange blossom or tupelo, etc. B utterflies, moths, flies, wasps and beetles feed on different flowers and have less pollen contact as these insects are more interested in nectar. They are beneficial pollinators but these insects just happen to brush up on the pollen when visiting the f lowers they are not hunting for it. All bees are important for pollination but native bees area gardeners best friend! Unlike honeybees, native bees are mostly solitary (they dont live in colonies), and they are often non-stinging, unless provoked. Remember, honey bees were introduced to the United States by explorers and settlers; we had native bees long before c olonization of Europeans. N ative bees have narrow n ests that are either below ground or in wood cavities. They ar e often specific pollinators. For example, the Squash Bee is dedicated to squash, pumpkin and similar cucurbits (gourds). U nlike concerns about the d ecline in the honeybee population, native bees are plentiful. Ther e ar e over 4000 species in Nor th America. Florida is home to over 300 native bees species! Her e ar e a few of the Florida native b ees that benefit gardeners: The Metallic Sweat Bee i s an important pollinator of flowering fruit and seed plants. files/IN/IN89700.pdf The Southeaster n Blueber r y Bee pollinates o rchards and flowering p lants, in addition to blueberr y shrubs. Long Horned Bees are gr o und nesters, often seen in native grasses. They prefer woodland and scrubs as a habitat. Some species of the Long Hor ned Bees ar e specif ically attracted to daisies, asters and similar plants. Leafcutter Bees are solitary bees and will sting only if handled. They ar e impor t ant pollinators of native plants, alfalfa and blueberries. eatures/misc/bees/leafcutting_bees.htm Blue Or chard Mason B ees, native to the west coast o f the U.S. and Canada, are impor t ant pollinators of fruit trees and blueberries. They nest in tunnels of wood cavities. Once they have completed the nests, the tunnel is sealed with mud. They ar e short-lived, living only about three months after male bees emerge in mid-February. S ince native bees can benefit our gardens, are general-l y non-stinging and are solitary (no hives a ttract them to our landscapes? First, you can conserve existing habitats, such as decaying tree stumps or w ood with cavities, which are attractive to nesting bees.N ext, avoid insecticides, especially systemics with imidac lopid or other neoncitinoids. To be certain, read the labels. For insect problems, use organics or Integrated Pest Management (IPM Learn to tolerate some insect damage to your plants and t rees. Also, leave some bare soil i n undisturbed areas of your landscape, so ground-nesting bees can tunnel through the ground. Make sure mud is available for bees that build nests in wood cavities. If you dont live near mud, artificiall y create some by placing wet soil a dish or pan and keeping i t moist. Finally, what every gardener loves to do: plant native and nectar flowers, shrubs and trees that our special friends love. Some of these plants are: Tickseed (Coreopsis), Blanket Flower (Gaillardia), Beach Sunflower, Southern Sage Salvia, Tropical Sage, C limbing Aster, Partridge Pea ( Cassia fasciceilata), P owderpuff (Mimosa S trigillosa), Blazing Star (Liatris o yal (Piloblephis rigida Balm, Fiddlewood (Citharexylum frticossum), Walters Viburnum, Florida P rivet, Porterweed, G oldenrod, Wild Coffee, Sea g rape, Saw Palmetto, C abbage Palm, herbs, fruits and ber r ies, and bee nests. T o lear n mor e about polli nators and to have the opportunity to build two Mason bee houses, attend Nassau Extensions Bring on the Pollinators class on Oct. 3 at1 0 a.m. Pr e-r egistration is r e quir ed if you want to take home two bee houses. The cost is $10 for supplies. Download the registration form online at ticulture/landmatters/landmatters.html. For more information, call the Extensiono f fice at 879-1019. Master Gardeners are on office duty Fridays, fr o m 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at 491-7340. Resources: Native Bees Gardeners Best Friends, by Michelle Peterson Master Gar dener St. Lucie County Rebecca L. Jordi is the UF/IF A S Nassau County Extension Director/Horticultural Extension Agent. Bea Walker is an active Master Gardener volunteer with the Nassau County Extension Ser vice and the University of Florida/IFAS. Master Gardener volunteers serve under the direction of Jordi. For information on the Master Gardener program and application r equir ements, contact Jordi at the Extension office, 879-1019, or rljor BEES C ontinued from 1B First Baptist celebrates homecoming MICKI SMITH For the News-Leader O O n Sunday, First Baptist C hurch will celebrate its 155 years on Amelia Island with a s pecial Homecoming Service at 10:15 a.m. T he special guest speaker is the Rev. Jeff Whitaker, a local business owner and pastor of Legacy Baptist Church in Nassauville, who grew up in the First Baptist Church. J eff was licensed to preach, was graduated from Luther Rice Seminary a nd then ordained in 2013 by First Baptist Church. D uring this service, Pastor Jeff Overton and t he FBC congregation will recognize and honor three women for t heir many years of serv-i ce to God and their contribut ions to the growth of the First Baptist Church. Mrs. C assie Harper Haddock is ouro ldest member at 97 years young! T his Baxley, Ga., native met h er husband-to-be in Kingsland and he s oon had an opportunity for employment with Rayonier in Fernandina. She was invited to church by her neighbor across the street, Melba Haddock. Cassie would hear Melba practicing the piano daily and one day Melba invite d Cassie to come with her to Prayer M eeting. She did and immediately t ransferred her letter of membership to FBC in 1940. Mrs. Melba Haddock Shiver owns the title of having the longest Church Membership of 77 years. Her piano playing tur ned into an oppor t unity to play the organ as a teenager and she became the full-timeo rganist at FBC for 55 years. M elba was active in other areas of t he church such as the GA/RAs, choir, Sunday School classes and the WMU. She also worked in the Fer nandina Beach School system for 28 years. Mrs. Melba Jones Sayler came from Brunswick, Ga., when she wasa bout three years old. E ven as a teenager she was allowed t o work with her mother who was a telephone operator above what is now the Robisons jewelry store. That lasted until the dial-tone system was initiated! Melba holds the longest Sunday School Membership of 86 years. A s a six-year-old she remembers w alking to the newly built brick chur ch a t Fifth and Alachua streets for Sunday School. Melba joined the church in 1938. Please join First Baptist at 10:15 a.m. Sunday to celebrate, worship and stay for dinner which will be ser ved in the Family Life Center immediately follow i ng the mor ning service. T o learn more visit o r call 261-3617. The church is located at 1600 S. Eighth St., Fer n andina Beach. The Rev. Jeff W hitaker Cassie Harper with her parents, near Baxley, Ga., above. Left, Cassie Haddock with daughter Suzanne Edwards. Below, Raymond and Cassie Haddock. SUBMITTED PHOTOS M elba Haddock Shiver, above in her r o le as church organist, and left. Right and below right is MelbaJ ones Sayler.


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W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y T T H H E E N N E E W W S S L L E E A A D D E E R R S S E E R R V V I I C C E E D D I I R R E E C C T T O O R R Y Y I I S S L L O O C C A A T T E E D D B B E E L L O O W W 5B N EWS -L EADER F R IDAY S E PTEMBER 19, 2014 1 00ANNOUNCEMENTS 1 01Card of Thanks 102Lost &Found 103In Memoriam 104Personals1 05Public Notice 106Happy Card 1 07Special Occasion 1 08Gift Shops 2 00EMPLOYMENT 201Help Wanted 202Sales-Business 203Hotel/Restaurant 2 04Work Wanted 2 05Live-in Help 206Child Care 207Business Opportunity 300EDUCATION 3 01Schools & Instruction 302Diet/Exercise 3 03Hobbies/Crafts 3 05Tutoring 3 06Lessons/Classes 400FINANCIAL 401Mortgage Bought/Sold 402Stocks &Bonds 4 03 F inancial-Home/Property 4 04Money To Loan 500FARM & ANIMAL 501Equipment 502Livestock & Supplies5 03Pets/Supplies 504Services 6 00MERCHANDISE 6 01Garage Sales 6 02Articles for Sale 603Miscellaneous 604Bicycles 605Computers-Supplies 6 06 P hoto Equipment &Sales 6 07Antiques-Collectibles 608Produce 609Appliances 610 Air Conditioners/Heaters 6 11Home Furnishings 612Muscial Instruments 6 13 T elevision-Radio-Stereo 6 14Jewelry/Watches 6 15Building Materials 616Storage/Warehouses 617 Machinery-Tools-Equip. 618Auctions 6 19Business Equipment 6 20Coal-Wood-Fuel 621 Garden/Lawn Equipment 622 Plants/Seeds/Fertilizer 623Swap/Trade 6 24Wanted to Buy 625Free Items 7 00RECREATION 7 01Boats &Trailers 7 02Boat Supplies/Dockage 703 Sports Equipment Sales 704Recreation Vehicles 705 Computers &Supplies 8 00REAL ESTATE 8 01 W anted to Buy or Rent 802Mobile Homes 803Mobile Home Lots 804Amelia Island Homes8 05Beaches 806Waterfront 8 07Condominimus 8 08Off Island/Yulee 8 09Lots 810Farms & Acreage 811Commercial/Retail 812Property Exchange 8 13Investment Property 8 14West Nassau County 815Kingsland/St. Marys 816Camden County 817Other Areas 8 50RENTALS 851Roommate Wanted 8 52Mobile Homes 8 53Mobile Home Lots 8 54Room 855 Apartments-Furnished 856Apartments-Unfurn. 857Condos-Furnished 8 58Condos-Unfurnished 859Homes-Furnished 860Homes-Unfurnished 8 61Vacation Rentals 862Bed & Breakfast 863Office 8 64Commercial/Retail 865Warehouse 9 01TRANSPORTATION 9 01Automobiles 902Trucks 9 03Vans 904Motorcycles 905Commercial THIS SPACE AVAILABLEAdvertise In The News-Leader Service Directory! 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A NNOUNCEMENTS 1 02 Lost & Found If You Have Lost Your Pet please check the Nassau Humane Society facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next t o the airport (904 Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078 License Rd. in Yulee next to the driversl icense building (904 105 Public Notice ALL REAL ESTATE Advertised Herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination b ased on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or the intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. The News-Leader will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violationo f the law. All persons are hereby i nformed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. I f you believe that you may have b een discriminated against in connection with the sale, rental or financing of housing, call the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD 1(800 the hearing impaired 1(8009 275. ABANDONED RUBBER BOAT & TRAILER @ Oyster Bay Harbour registered to Richard Hayes, FL Plate: 578-3HJ Exp:10/12 will be disposed if not claimed and removed by 10/1/14. C ontact Greg Anstead @ 904-432-8981 to make arrangements. E MPLOYMENT 201 Help Wanted DRIVERS: Semi-Local Dedicated R uns! Ex c ellent Pay & Benefits package + Bonus Program. CDL-A with Tanker/Haz Mat ends, minimum 2yrs O TR exp & 25 yoa. Mike: 806-468-1729. M/F/D/V EOE. RESCARE HOMECARE H IRING NOW!! We are hiring CNAs/HHAs/Liv e-ins for all Nassau count y Call (904 THE GOLF CLUB OF AMELIA ISLAND is looking for expd Food & Beverage S erv ers, Line Cook & Catering Assistant. Call 277-8015 or come by to complete application at 4700 Amelia Island Pkwy. 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Fabulous amount 14K, 18K & costume jewelry (SOME TIFFANY). 3 Bose sound system, Dyson, fans, vacuums, etc. Flat screen TVs in box, many fine items still in box perfect gifts. Antique & new furniture, kitchenware & art. Sale open Wed. 9 /24, Thurs. 9/25 & Fri. 9/26, 9am3pm. Details, address & pictures on Massive amounts of everything this lady loved to shop. H eld by China Cat Estate Sales. M ULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE on Captain Kidd Dr. Fri. 9/19, 10am-1pm and Sat. 9/20, 8:30am-1pm. Misc. household items, toys, clothes, tools, A/R books, & much, much more. NoE arly Birds Please! M OVING SALE F ri. 9/19 & Sat. 9/20, 8am-12pm. 1548 Penbrook Dr., Lakewood Subd. Collectibles & misc. household. Y ARD SALE S at. 9/20, 8am-3pm. 1749 Clinch Dr. Lots of good stuff. 2 -FAMILY MOVING SALE Fri. 9/19 & Sat. 9/20, 8am-3pm, Castle Ridge Dr., Arnold Ridge (where Blackrock Rd. & Chester Rd. meet). Furniture, yard equip., electronics, tools, potted plants, Halloween & Christmas decorations, too much to list. ESTATE SALE Sundays, September 14, 21 & 28, 2014, 9am-1pm. Call if appointment required (904 2318-B First Ave. MULTI-FAMILY PURGE YARD SALE T oo much stuff to list. Fri. 9/19 & Sat. 9 /20, 8am-? No Early Birds, For Real! Small bills please, cash only. 870 Atlantic View Dr. GARAGE SALE 1618 Penbrook Dr., Lakewood Subd. Sat. 9/20, 8am-1pm.T readmill, 2-person exercise/weight b ench gym, tires, & misc. items. YARD SALE Sat. 9/20, 8am-1pm. 2 07 S. 10th St., Apt. A, Fern. Beach. Books, children s clothes, & much more!


THEYREDYINGFOR A2ND CHANCEA A d d o o p p t t A A C C o o m m p p a a n n i i o o n n T T o o d d a a y yHOMELESS ANIMALS...A PUBLICSERVICEAN NOUNCMENT BYTHENE WSLE ADER RENTALS 904.261.4066LASSERRER eal Estate, Inc.www.lasserrerealestate.comRESIDENTIAL L O NG T ERM RENT A LS 3BR/2BA home on Lofton Creek 2,600 sq.ft.,dock,garage/workshop, large lot,gourmet kitchen,manyo ther bonuses.$1,950/mo.Plus u tilities. Forest Ridge Townhouse 2BR/ 1.5Bath $1,450.00 with some u tilities. V A C A T ION RENT A L AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHLY2BR/1BAOcean-view.487 S. Fletcher.Across the street fromt he beach.All util,wi-fi,TV & phone. COMMER CIAL 13 & 15 North 3rd Street,Historic District 1500 + Sq.Ft. $ 2,400.00/mo. 800sf Office/Retail spaces,A1A n ext to Peacock Electric $12/sq.ft. +Cam & Tax Amelia Park Unit B small office ( 2 rooms) with bath,576 sq.ft. $ 1050/mo.+ sales tax. 1839 S.8th St.adjacent to Huddle H ouse,1,800 sq.ft.$1700/ + tax.Sale also considered. 6B F RIDAY S EPTEMBER 19 2014 CLASSIFIEDS News-Leader CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK W/D Connections Large Closets Private Patios Sparkling Pool Tennis Courts Exercise Room City Apartments with Country Charm!Close to schools &shopping. 2 0 minutes to Jacksonville3Bedroom Special$775/mo.37149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 Sat. /Sun. by Appt.Eastwood OaksAPARTMENTS 37149 Cody Circle Hilliard, FLMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 Sat. /Sun. by Appt. Call Today!(904 602 Articles for Sale FRUGAL CACHET CONSIGNMENT at 11 N. 3rd St. in Fernandina will close September 30, 2014, for approximately four months. All merchandise isb eing sold at reduced prices. The store w ill reopen in early 2015 at another location. Come enjoy the storewide sale. B BURTON HAS MOVED Cant take h er 8X10 all wool oriental rug (pastels made in Belgium. Mint cond. Purchased in Savannah. Goes beautifully w/blues. For appt. to see, please call Steve or Mary Stubbs at E.C. Movers, 261-6077. Pd $2200 have receipt. Now $1200. 603 Miscellaneous S AFE STEP WALK-INTub Alert for Seniors. Bathroom falls can be fatal. Approved by Arthritis Foundation. Therapeutic jets. Less that 4 step-in. Wide door. Anti slip floors. Americanm ade. Installation included. Call 1800-605-6035 for $750 off. ANF ATTENTION Viagra & Cialis users. A cheaper alternative to high drugstore prices. 50 pill special $99 Frees hipping. 100% guaranteed. Call now 1 -800-943-8953. ANF 6 09 Appliances FOR SALE, Appliances/Patio Furnit ure 2008 model year appliances all w hite Kenmore 30" electric range self clean oven, Whirlpool above-range microwave, and Kitchenaid dishwasher $ 700 OBO for each. Black Kenmore 30 bottle wine refrigerator $50. Homecrest 63" oval glass patio table, 4 high back chairs and side table all sable, $ 250. Fern. Beach call 937-620-8639. 611 Home Furnishings SOLID WOOD TABLE with 4 padded chairs. In good shape. $150. Call (904ve message. 613 Television R adio-Stereo D IRECTV s tarting at $24.95/mo. F ree 3-mos of HBO, Starz, Showtime & Cinemax. Free receiver upgrade. 2014 NFL Sunday Ticket included w/select p kgs. Some exclusions apply Call 18 00-915-8620. ANF DISH TV Retailer Starting $19.99/ mo. (for 12 mos S AVE up to 50% today! Ask about SAME DAY installation. Call 1(800 0984. ANF R EAL ESTATE SALES 8 06 Waterfront Waterfront Homes & Lots Call (904 L asserre, Realtor. 8 07 Condominiums F ERNANDINA CAY W onderful ocean views and a location people love! This 3/3 condo is a must see, south end u nit on the 2nd floor of this small sized c ondo complex. Price was greatly r educed recently priced to sell. Call for appt. (904 Ridley, Sun Group Properties, Inc. 809 Lots HIGHLAND DUNES Beautiful house lot. Set up for full basement/in-law apt. Private backyard. Asking $99,000. Call (508 811 Commercial/Retail FOR SALE Teakwood Mobile Home Park 8 652 Jake Carlton Road Y ulee, FL 32097 Income producing mobile home park that consists of 40 pads ofw hich 33 are occupied. $71K Net Operating Income per annum. Value add opportunity to drive a dditional earnings. Please call B radley Coe or Douglas Blair, C olliers International Northeast Florida, for additional information. (904 8 17 Other Areas BANK FORECLOSED unrestricted a creage, 40 acres up to 350 acres from $ 49,900. Exc hunting, deer, turkey, creek frontage, mountain views, towering hardwoods, road frontage. Financing avail. Call (877 Remax (423 DEL RIO, TN MTN. CABIN 2 ac, on stream, paved road, 5 RV campsites, 1000sf, furnished. $138,000. (9042 25-9160 ONLINE ONLY AUCTION 244+/acres in Ocilla, GA. Timberland & recreational tract, Alapaha Riverf rontage. Bidding ends 10/2, 4pm. R (800 ANF R EAL ESTATE R ENTALS 8 51 Roommate Wanted ROOM FOR RENT for mature female, responsible professional. (904 3 10-6310 852 Mobile Homes S TATIONARY RVS f or rent weekly or monthly. Call (904 Y ULEE 3 BR rent to own DW $995/mo. Newly remodeled, water & sewer included. Coming available soon a 3BR/1.5BA SW. Call (904 AFFORDABLE LIVING Bring your R V to live on a campground for $425/ m o. All utilities included. (904 5577. 855 Apartments F urnished W ATERFRONT 1 BR, furnished e xcept for bed, private, cozy, close to shopping. Available 10/1 or sooner. (904 A T BEACH S m effic $145 wk/$575 m o. 1BR $225 wk/$895 mo. + dep. Inc all utils + basic cable. Avail now. ALSO 2 & 3BR mobile homes. 261-5034 D UPLEX 2 BR/1BA, older, shady, near bicycle path. $900/mo. + deposit. (904 8 56 Apartments U nfurnished AMERICAN BEACH Quiet 3BR/3BA across from the beach, 1600 sq. ft. $1300/mo. + electric. Available 10/3. (904 OCEAN VIEW UPSTAIRS DUPLEX $1200/mo. One huge BR/study, 1-1/2 baths, lg living rm/dining area/kitchen, e nclosed front porch, open side porch, g reat garage, storage area. Includes W/D, D/W, stove, fridge. 2337 S. Fletcher. (904904 7754 8 57 Condos-Furnished FURNISHED 3BR/2.5BA TOWNH OUSE on Amelia Island, 2 blks from beach. Available weekly or monthly thru April 2015. Call Ronald (2294 969, if no answer leave msg. 860 Homes-Unfurnished 3BR/2BA HOUSE in Heron Isles. K itchen has all appliances. Garage, f enced in yard, lake view. Pets conside red. 96050 Starlight Ln. $1200/mo. (904 2BR/1BA HOME for rent, Hwy 17 in Y ulee. $850/mo. + $850 deposit. Call ( 904)225-8720. 2 BR/1BA PIRATES WOOD Yulee. Community pool, detached garage, boat ramp. $800/mo. + $750 deposit. Call (386 860 Homes-Unfurnished S PACIOUS 3BR/2BA HOME in Lakewood. Kitchen has all appliances. Garage, sun porch, fenced in yard. Pets considered, Penbrook Dr. $1400/mo. (904 VISITwww.chaplinwilliamsrentals. com for the most recent information o n Long Term Rentals. Updated Daily. C haplin Williams Rentals, The Area's Premier Rental Company 8 61 Vacation Rentals O CEANVIEW 3 BR/2BA & 2BR/1BA. Call (904 Realtor, for special rates. 8 63 Office EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office space from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft. I ncludes utilities, Internet, common a rea receptionist, conference room, break room, & security. For info call (904 T RANSPORTATION 901 Automobiles FOR SALE 2003 BMW 325i, a utomatic, 6 cyl., green with tinted w indows, sun roof, 194,000 miles, runs great, fairly clean, serviced locally. Asking Blue Book value of $3,500. P lease call 753-0236 or see the car at Executive Park office complex, 1890 South 14th St., parked in back. L L O O C C A A L L N N E E W W S S 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