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The news-leader
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rfnt rffnnftbfffnfn b r fn tb bb b b b The City Commission recognized Fernandina Beach resident James Carter, who rescued two swimmers using his horse over Easter weekend.April 25, 1968 rffnftbfrfb nAt its April 17 meeting, the Fernandina Beach City Commission unanimously approved an ordinance that was called a compromise over parking on the beach. The ordinance also included language governing numerous other issues at the beach and required minor changes before it was passed on its third and final reading. The beach parking issue came up after a sign that marked an area that already allowed for beach parking was moved following Hurricane Irma from its previous spot 300 feet south of the Sadler Road beach access to 600 feet south of the access. The post had actually been in the wrong place before the storm, according to city officials. Before replacing the post, they checked their records and their measurements, and then put the post up further south where it technically belonged. At its first meeting in March, the City Commission heard the first reading of an ordinance meant to be a compromise on the issue. Under the ordinance, the city will maintain a total of 600 feet of beach parking area by allowing 375 feet of parking to the south of the beach access and 225 feet of parking to the north. The ordinance calls for a 25-foot buffer to help preserve the adjacent dunes and to allow emergency vehicles access to the beach. The ordinance also governs a wide range of activities on the beach including the launching of watercraft, fires on the beach, access for emergency responders and other issues. Before passing the ordinance, discussion took place regarding some specific issues addressed in its language. Commissioner Phil Chapman said he had a problem with the part of the ordinance that governs inflatable rafts and floats. The ordinance requires that those floatation devices be equipped with safety ropes which shall extend around the perimeter of the flotation device in a manner as to be securely grasped by swimmers. Chapman said locally sold floats often do not have a rope around them, and he feels it is cumbersome to require them to do so. Fire Chief Ty Silcox, whose depart-UF/IFAS NASSAU EXTENSION SERVICE/SPECIALThe UF/IFAS Nassau Extension Service recently announced its education programs for May and among them is a Landscape Matters class with Master Gardener Karl Shaffer, who will discuss hummingbirds and how to attract them to your yard. For information about this and all the classes being offered by the Extension Service, see 3B. nThe Nassau County Sheriffs Office stopped a man in Yulee on Tuesday who is suspected of robbing a Jacksonville credit union. Shawn Urian Elder, 38, was later arrested by the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office on a charge of strongarmed robbery for a heist that took place on Saturday at the Community First Credit Union on Merrill Road. According to a news release from Sheriff Bill Leeper, The bank teller said a man wearing a black shirt, dark shorts, construction vest, sunglasses and a white baseball cap walked into the credit union just before 1:45 p.m. Saturday, then gave her a handwritten note demanding cash, Leeper wrote in the release. The teller gave him about $75 and he fled. Surveillance photos were posted of the man the next day, and First Coast Crime Stoppers received tips identifying him as Elders and saying he worked for a day labor company. Investigators showed the surveillance photos at the day labor office Tuesday morning to a manager who confirmed it was Elder. A supervisor at the Imeson Way site where Elder was scheduled to work also identified him through the photos and the baseball cap he wore. When taken into custody by the Nassau County Sheriffs Office, he was wearing the same shorts and tennis shoes as seen on the person in the bank surveillance photos. Deputies grabbed Elder after conducting a traffic stop in Yulee. Once the vehicle was stopped, a rear passenger (Elder) jumped out and ran into the woods, Leeper wrote. NCSO tracked the suspect with their K-9 and eventually located him on I-95 south of State Road 200. Once the suspect was in custody he complained of chest pains so he was transported to UF Health in Jacksonville where he was arrested (by JSO).fnfA Callahan woman died after a motorcycle crash Sunday morning. Shannon Marie Bollinger, 29, was her husbands passenger on a 2007 Harley Davidson as they rode along State Road 200 near Gressman Dairy Road shortly after 1 a.m. According to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol, she was not wearing a helmet. Curtis Alan Bollinger, 47, was westbound in the left lane when he lost control of the bike. It traveled off the roadway to the left onto the median, overturning and coming to a rest in the left turning lane, facing east. The Bollingers separated from the motorcycle and were lying in the left travel lane of S.R 200. A short time later, a white 2015 Hyundai Elantra driven by Brandon Charles Graham, 19, of Callahan drove into the scene and struck Shannon Bollinger and debris from the accident. She died from her injuries and leaves behind four sons and one daughter. The oldest is in the fifth grade and twin sons are in kindergarten. Graham and his passenger, Rainey Lynn Rowe, 18, of Hilliard, were not injured. They were not intoxicated, according to the report. Toxicology reports are pending for the Bollingers. Curtis Bollinger, who wore a helmet, was in serious condition at UF Health Jacksonville as of Monday morning. This was his second motorcycle accident in a little over a year. He was hit by a truck Dec. 23, 2016 at U.S. 17 and Pages Dairy Road. The Navy veteran and Nassau County firefighter suffered a brain injury, facial fractures and numerous broken bones at the time. Charges are pending in Sundays crash. Several fundraisers are in the works to assist the Bollinger children. A donation account is available at VyStar Credit Union. The account number is 7507279975 and the routing number is 263079276. Bollingers children are active in local sports activities. Because of this, the Callahan Soccer Club and Callahan Little League have joined forces to assist the family. They are selling 50/50 raffle tickets at the fields Saturday, with rfrnIn January, a dead humpback whale washed ashore near Beach Access 40 on Amelia Island. A necropsy determined the cause of death was a vessel strike. The whale had been hit in the back and head, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. This very whale had been observed alive, in apparent good condition just eight days prior by the FWC aerial survey team and nine days prior by the Georgia DNR team, according to the FWC. Another endangered species of whale frequently seen off the coast of Amelia Island is the right whale, so named by whalers who identified them as the right whale to kill on a hunt, according to the National Geographic Society, which identifies them as the rarest of all the large whales. Worldwide, there may be just 458 right whales left in existence. Right whales came very close to extinction over the last three centuries after being killed for their blubber, baleen, and oil, and have had international protection since 1949. However, n b Eldernffnf rfffrfrf fffSOURCE: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSIONNorth Atlantic right whales.WHALES Continued on 5A b bbACCIDENT Continued on 9Afffffff frfrffffrff frfffff ffrffrffff fffrfrfrfff rfffrffff ffffffrf frffffrfff ffrfrfrfrffr rfffffntbbbb PARKING Continued on 9A NL 6 col. Fri. 04.20.indd 1 4/19/18 4:08 PM


rrfrf ntrbtrr trbrtr tbrr ntbt r bbrtf brbtrr rtbt nfrfftrr nrfnrrr tbrrr bbbr rtt trr ftrtb brtt rr The Unforgotten r rrtf rrf nrft trr b rfttr rtfr A r State Rep. Cord Byrd received a score of B on the Sunshine Scorecard from the Florida Society of News Editors. The April 18 edition of the News-Leader posted the wrong grade. The team representing the city of Fernandina Beach won the Winners Trophy for raising the most money in total at the annual Arc Nassau Celebrity Luncheon held in March. The team representing the County Commissioners including Judge Robert Foster won the Winners Trophy for raising the most money in tips at the event. The News-Leader did not correctly identify both winners in a photo caption that appeared in the April 13 edition. The News-Leader strives for accuracy. We will promptly correct all factual errors. Please notify the editor of errors at or call (904) 261-3696. Ronald Reagan Johnson Sr. passed away Wednesday April 18, 2018. He was born in Jacksonville, Fla. to the late Charles and Ethel Mae Shewsbury Johnson. He was a lifetime resident of Jacksonville and graduated from Englewood High School, Class of 1969. He was preceded in death by his sister, Ethel Mae Bryant. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Lou Johnson; son, Ronald Pete Johnson Jr. (Carmen); daughter, Rhonda Jeffers (Chris); brothers, Eugene Johnson, Paul Johnson (Carol) and Thomas Johnson; grand children, Brianna Johnson and Reagan Jeffers; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2018 in the chapel of Cedar Bay Funeral Home, located at 405 New Berlin Road in Jacksonville, with Rev. Ken Barney officiating. The family will received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2018.nRobert W. Henry Sr., 66, of Yulee, Fla., passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2017.rfnt rrfrntbt btbt ffrn bbftnnf POSTMASTER: NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS: SUBSCRIPTION RATES . . NEWS DEADLINES Community News: Letters to the editor: Church Notes: People and Places: ADVERTISING DEADLINES WEDNESDAY NEWS-LEADER FRIDAY NEWS-LEADER Classified Ads: Classified Display: Legal Notices: Retail Advertising: rrrr n UPDATE Continued on 9A


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A AHCA Registration 232156Licensed Insured BondedAffordable Hourly Rates! Call for a Free Home Assessment 904.277.0006www. mybfcc.com9 North 14 Street Fernandina Beach, FloridaOur job is to help seniors with whatever needs they may have Companionship Incidental Transportation Laundry Light Housekeeping Bill Paying Grocery Shopping Meal Preparation & Planning Medication Reminders Shopping and Errands Assist with moving Veterans ServicesBest Friends Companion Care provides the kind of trusted in home care for adults of all ages that helps them maintain full and independent lives, right in the comfort of their own home.In Home Care For A Loved One The helpful plac e.Turner Ace Hardware2990 S. 8th Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (904) 261-5270 Sales Service Parts Paul Revere warned colo nial Americans, The British are coming. This notice is about Chinese automakers desire to enter the U.S. market. Like the Europeans, Japanese, and Koreans, China wants to enter the market in our country. At the recent National Automobile Dealers Association national convention, a Chinese automaker had a presence. The company is GAC Motor, a stateowned Chinese carmaker with global desires. They have a model called GS8, a mid-sized crossover that also displayed at the Detroit Auto Show earlier in 2018. Several hundred U.S. dealers met with GAC about franchise locations. GAC is targeting late 2019 to clear the runway for coming here. Doubters say the companys car offers nothing special, and trade barriers may or may not be a problem. China is softening its stance on domestic automotive competitors around the world. I believe they will enter our market sooner, rather than later. The Japanese had significant support from their government, and a state-owned carmaker could be able to push into our market with some Chinese government subsidy. Dealers who shunned the Japanese and Korean makers in the past are now more receptive to investing in possibilities. China-made Volvos and Buicks are here, with some of Fords next generation Focus to come from China. We are in a full-on world market. Someone has to fight for equitable trade terms globally. Thats vague on purpose. A Chinese maker worth following is Geely. They bought Volvo from Ford on Oct. 28, 2009 and are doing well with it. Geely started as a refrigerator maker in 1986 with money borrowed from family. Geely made motorcycles in the 90s, a small van in 1998, and received state approval to manufacture automobiles. Geely has sold 386,296 vehicles as of March 2018 YTD. That is a 39-percent increase. They are much more of an entity than GAC, and may show up here in the future. Remember the name. With our domestic car market plateauing, new manufacturers will need to take sales from the current players to carve out a niche. Competition is great in a level playing field. Seldom is the field completely level, but good products backed by good companies and people will prevail. Next Wednesday is Administrative Professionals Day. I believe that to be a PC term for secretaries day. Only in America. Have a good week. Rick Keffer owns and operates Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Yulee. He invites questions or positive stories about automobile use and ownership. r rfnr tbfntbbrfThe city of Fernandina Beach agreed to move money intended for hangar repairs at its municipal airport in order to buy a replace ment for an existing Automated Weather Observing System that airport authorities say is almost 20 years old and in need of repair. Airport Manager Nathan Coyle gave a presentation on the airports AWOS system to the City Commission at its April 17 meet ing. Coyle explained the system is located at the center of the airport and has sensors that feed weather data to a central processor that calculates an observation. It then broadcasts that observation approximately every 20 minutes via a VHF frequency, a phone line (which can be accessed by the public) or a data connection. Coyle said the age of the AWOS means there are difficulties repairing it. In aviation, weather is absolutely critical so its important we have a functioning, certi fied AWOS, Coyle said. Users of the AWOS include pilots, meteo rologists, and the general public. Project costs include money for the repainting and testing the power line and $30,000 to Passero Associates, the citys airport engineering firm, for bid, design and support services. Coyle said the total pro jected cost to replace the system is $165,000, with $135,000 coming from FAA funding, matched with $30,000 from the citys airport fund. Coyle told the commissioners that the AWOS system has suffered some damage but has been repairable. However, it would cost $12,500 to keep the system up-to-date as well as get it installed in the airports new terminal. Thats part of the reason we moved forward with discussing this proposal, Coyle said. If these repairs are starting to increase, at some point the maintenance will go beyond our match for replacing the sys tem with an FAA grant. Coyle said there are different AWOS systems available, including basic ones that brb bbfbbfJULIA ROBERTS/NEWS-LEADERA new Automated Weather Observing System will be incorporated into the new terminal at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport. Construction of the building is scheduled to be completed in June, with the new weather system slat ed to be installed in November. AIRPORT Continued on 6A Turner Ace, in Fernandina Beach, is your one-stop shop for hardware, paint, tools, plumbing supplies, lawn and garden needs, plants and flowers, key cutting, glass and Plexiglas cutting, window screen repair, pump repair, garden tool sharpening, gifts, free pool water testing and small engine repair. This store is more than just hardware. The Turner Ace gift shop has something for everyone, including Simply Southern clothing, Mojo clothing, Oakley & Maui Jim sunglasses, Woodwick, Capri, Kringle candles, Lampe Berger fragrance lamps and oils, Willow Tree angels and much more. The Turner family has been in the hardware business in Jacksonville for 4 generations. Steve Turner leads a devoted and knowledgeable staff who is dedicated to helping customers with all of their hardware needs. The staff also is available to help get your home and business to-do lists DONE! The greenhouse, offers a plethora of lawn and garden accessories, such as a huge selection of ceramic pots, fountains, wind chimes, birdbaths, decorative benches, stepping-stones and plants galore, including shrubs, trees, roses, annuals, perennials, orchids, palms, tropicals, vegetables, herbs and much more. Inside, customers will find the latest products such as the new Benjamin Moore-Aura paint with no VOCs and no odor. Other top-of-theline brands include Stihl power equipment, Toro Mowers, Myers pumps, Weber and the Big Green Egg Smoker and Grill, Egg accessories. Traeger, Green Mountain and Delta Heat grills (assembly & delivery available). Yeti coolers and Yeti cups in decorative colors, Hunter and Rainbird irri gation accessories, Kingsley Bate, casual furniture, CRP Poly Furniture. Large Birding dept! Whole corn, layer, scratch, and Taste of the Wild dogfood, Case & Benchmade knives. Turner Ace now features the Ace Rewards program, in which customers receive money-saving coupons and additional discounts on many items each month. Turner Ace is the headquarters for: Key making Turner Ace cuts a variety of keys, including decorative and transponder keys. Ace also keys alike Kwikset and Schlage locksets, as well as master padlocks. Fasteners including bolts, nuts, screws, anchors, stainless, Grade 8 and metric, chrome screws and bolts for motorcycles sold separately or by the box, in stock! Small engine repair. While Turner Ace is independently owned, it is an affiliate of Ace Hardware Corp., based in Oakbrook, Ill. Together with approximately 5,000 other Ace Hardware stores, Turner Ace has tremendous buying power. This means great savings and selection for customers. Turner Ace also can special order from 100,000 items from its parent company and receives two Ace trucks per week for quick delivery. All major credit cards are accepted and Ace Hardware credit and gift cards are now available. Check out our website: www.shopsaltybreeze.comTurner Ace HardwareTurner Ace Hardware2990 S. Eighth Street Fernandina Beach904-261-5270Hours: 8 a.m. 7 p.m., Mondays Saturdays, 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Sundays The helpful place NL 6 col. Fri. 04.20.indd 4 4/19/18 4:19 PM


after several years of cautious optimism about the number of whales being born along the Atlantic coast, scientists study ing the whales are now gravely concerned about the real pos sibility of their extinction: 2017 marked the first year that no new calves were detected. Thus far in 2018, the number of calves remains at zero. Barbara J. Zoodsma, a biologist from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, spoke about the whales on April 13 at the Fernandina Beach Branch Library. Zoodsma noted that the population worldwide began its nosedive in 2010. Being hit by ships as well as entanglements in fishing line are big problems for the whales. But fishing lines in these cases, Zoodsma pointed out, arent really lines at all, but heavy ropes. She passed around a sample during her pre sentation. The scientist said she typi cally shows pictures of healthy right whales breaching or diving, a sight familiar on postcards and T-shirts, but posited that perhaps if she were to show some of the gruesome photos with which she is all too familiar, of deep cuts made through flesh after some times years of being unable to free themselves from ropes, or others with the whales mouths sewn shut because they became entangled in fishing net links, that maybe the proverbial tide could be turned with some life-saving adjustments made for the benefit of the marine envi ronment. Another factor endangering the survival of the species is a lack of food. Zoodsma said female right whales are dying from starvation. The New England coast was once the main feeding ground for pregnant whales pre paring for their birthing cycle off the coasts of Georgia and Florida, but the former area is now pol luted with the dangerous fishing ropes. Dr. Mark Baumgartner, a biologist from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute speak ing on The Plight of the Right Whale in January, agrees: The right whale food source is dwin dling. Copepods are a major food organisms for small fish such as the dragonet, banded killifish, whales, seabirds, Alaska pollock, and other crustaceans such as krill in the ocean and in fresh water, according to Wikipedia. The female whale needs to consume a copious amount of copepods before giving birth since she typically will lose 25 percent of her body weight during the nursing period. Weve found that when theres a period of years and prey is low and less available for the right whale, they repro duce slower, said Erin MeyerGubrod, a post-doctoral scholar in marine phenology at the University of California in Santa Barbara, Calif. Consequently, studies show that the whales are going further north for food these days to Canada. But what awaits them there is a large population of fishermen who make their living from catching snow crabs. Those operations are one of the commercial uses of the lines that are injuring whales, but the live lihood of commercial fishermen must also be taken into consid eration by the Canadian government. Eighty-one percent of the snow crabs caught are consumed in the U.S. Zoodsma stated that right whales are not reproducing until they are at least 10 years old and it takes another eight years before they are ready to produce again. Yet females are dying earlier in their life cycles than ever before, often in their 30s. I think female right whales are so physically stressed (and) taxed that theyre extremely challenged to get pregnant (and) successfully carry a calf, Zoodsma said in an email to the News-Leader after her talk. A member of Zoodsmas audi ence asked if the dredging off our coasts was a danger to the right whales. Zoodsma responded that the actual dredging is not, but the vessels that take part in the dredging process and the speeds they reach when getting to or leaving the dredge site could be a concern. The crowd attending Zoodsmas presentation was not only engaged, but in search of answers. Suggestions included something that might seem as farfetched as giving female whales energy bars or perhaps humans should be eating more chicken to cut down on the amount of fish consumed. Another suggestion offered was support for a festival or some public event that could bring more attention to the plight of the right whale. Fernandina Beach Mayor Johnny Miller, who was in attendance, seemed to like the idea. We know entanglements and vessel collisions are the greatest known threats to right whales. Vertical lines with high breaking strength (> 1,700 lbs) appear to be of particular risk to right whales, added Zoodsma in her email. The question is: what can we, as a citizenry do to ameliorate those threats? I think the answer necessarily requires creativity and will. Notice of Meeting Heron Isles Community Development District An Audit Committee meeting of the Heron Isles Community Development District will be held on ursday, May 3, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the oces of Compass Group, Inc., 961687 Gateway Boulevard, Suite 201M, Amelia Island, Florida 32034. Immediately following the adjournment of the Audit Committee meeting will be the regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors. e meetings are open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida Law for Community Development Districts. A copy of the agenda for this meeting may be obtained from Heron Isles CDD, 475 West Town Place, Suite 114, St. Augustine, Florida 32092 (and phone (904) 940-5850). is meeting may be continued to a date, time, and place to be specied on the record at the meeting. ere may be occasions when one or more Supervisors will participate by telephone. Any person requiring special accommodations at this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the District Oce at (904) 940-5850 at least two calendar days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Service at 1-800955-8770, for aid in contacting the District Oce. Each person who decides to appeal any action taken at this meeting is advised that person will need a record of the proceedings and that accordingly, the person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. David deNagy District Manager Heron Isles 2x5 4.20.indd 1 4/19/18 4:16 PM A BUILDER CLOSEOUTDONT MISS THE LAST CHANCE TO BUILD IN FERNANDINAS PREMIER COMMUNITY! Homes from the upper $200s Private, gated community Lawn care provided by the HOA Luxurious features Close to Amelia Island on Amelia Concourse No CDD fees(904) 696-3483 Floridian Enclave SEDA Construction Company-CGC020880 *See agent for details-Price & availability subject to change without notice. SOURCE: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION In an at-sea rescue in January 2017, an endangered North Atlantic right whale known as Ruffian was relieved of rope and fishing gear that was wrapped around the animal. The rescue was a collaborative effort that included the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The rescue took place about 20-30 miles offshore near the Florida-Georgia state line. Continued from 1AEvery 20 years, the state of Florida convenes a Constitution Revision Commission. This Commission offers one of five methods by which to amend the state constitution. The other four procedures are state legislative proposals, citizens initia tives, a call for a constitutional convention, and the Taxation and Budget Reform Commission, a 25-member Commission (appointed by the governor, the speaker of the state House, and the president of the state Senate). The Constitution Revision Commission has 37 members: the governor appoints 15 members; the president of the Senate, nine; the speaker of the House, nine, and chief justice of the state Supreme Court, three. The final member is the attorney general. After the CRC is formed, the group (or smaller sub-committees) typically tours the state to put their ear to the ground and hear what the people desire from state government. While public proposals are accepted, to be formally considered, a public proposal must be endorsed by a sitting member of the CRC and then secure 10 votes from the whole CRC. Commissioners can also offer their own proposals. The deadline to submit a proposal was last October. Public proposals did not fare well (nor do they usually): Approximately 2,000 public proposals were submitted; only six were formally considered. After proposals are accepted, the CRC conducts a series of public hearings to determine what proposals to formally place on the statewide ballot. Once on the ballot, a proposal requires a minimum of 60-percent voter approval in order to be incorporated into the state constitution. The CRC recently completed the formal review process: 103 proposals were formally considered, with eight being successfully passed to be included on Novembers ballot. Interestingly (and with much consternation), six of the proposals are actually dual proposals, linking seemingly unrelated issues into one ballot question. The six dual proposals include the following (general summaries): 6001 (actually a triple play) victims rights, judges retirement ages, and court rules. 6002 public university fees and death benefits for first responders and military members who perish while performing official duties. 6003 school board term limits and legislative authority to certify charter schools. 6004 oil drilling ban and indoor vaping ban. 6005 state government organization and county constitutional offices. 6006 removal of discriminatory constitutional language and removal of language tied to previously deleted provisions related to highspeed rail. Then there are two more straightforward proposals: 6007 (ethics reforms) and 6012 (greyhound racing ban). Now, those eight proposals are added to the ballot that will already include a lengthy series of candidates for federal, state, county, and local offices. The ballot gets even longer because another five legislative amendments to the constitution are on the ballot: an increased homestead exemption, making permanent a cap on non-homestead parcel assessments, requiring voter approval for casino gambling, the restoration of voting rights for felons, and a two-thirds requirement for the legislature to impose or increase taxes or fees. Voting at the polling place will require early education about the dizzying number of proposed amendments and patience to actually complete your ballot. I recommend that you make use of by-mail voting or early voting. For more information related to those alternatives to Election Day voting, please visit the Nassau County Supervisor of Elections web site at votenassau. com. In my opinion, state constitutions should be treated with more reverence than a government version of the Peoples Choice Awards for hot political topics. The ballot process allows state officials to hide behind the cry of its what the people wanted! instead of putting themselves on the record for an issue. Most of the proposed amendments to the constitution would be more appropriately handled through the legislative process. And, as a government official myself, it continues to be frustrating when it is, in many cases, governmental actions by governmental officials that continues to erode the level of confidence in government at all levels. I hope that you take the opportunity to review every proposed amendment so that you are a well-informed voter. And I expect that youll need the Wisdom of Solomon and patience of Job this November. Thanks, Tallahassee. Dale Martin is the city manager of Fernandina Beach.rfnt rfn On behalf of the state of Florida, State Senator Aaron Bean, right, R-Fernandina Beach, presents a $975,000 check on April 9 to Kathleen Schofield, executive director of STEM2 Hub; Gary Chartrand, chair of STEM2 Hub Corporate Board; and, aspiring Northeast Florida STEM students, according to a news release. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and it includes some of the fastest-growing, most in-demand career fields in todays workforce. The money will increase the availability of STEM-related educational programs in Northeast Floridas schools.SUBMITTEDtbfrrtrtbbrf NL 6 col. Fri. 04.20.indd 5 4/19/18 4:17 PM


Planning and budgeting for Nassau County were major themes of the meeting of the Board of County Commissioners on April 18. HB 631, a new Florida law relating to private property rights versus public access to beaches in the state, was also a major item of discus sion. County Attorney Mike Mullin gave commissioners a presentation on the case history of the bill, explaining terms such as custom ary use, littoral rights, ultra vires (which describes actions taken by government bodies or corpo rations that exceed the scope of power given to them by laws, as defined by Cornell Law School) and the erosion control line or ECL. Afterward, he stated: Its a good thing if you are a lawyer. Lowell Hall, president of the Citizens for the Preservation of Public Beaches, an organization that was established in the 1970s, rose to speak against the new law, saying it is nothing more than a land grab. Commissioner Steve Kelley expressed his dis content over the new law by saying that it feels like we are losing home rule. Somebody else is deciding what goes on in Nassau County. A motion was made and agreed to unanimously to hold a special meeting to discuss whether or not a county ordi nance related to HB 631 is need ed. That meeting will take place on April 26. The commissioners also voted 5-0 to appoint Mullin as interim county manager should a replacement not be found for current manager Shanea Jones before her departure on July 2. During this dis cussion, Commissioner Pat Edwards noted that he had been approached by a number of staffers in this regard and thought that such an announcement was needed to maintain conti nuity and consistency. He also expressed his fear that in this upbeat economy, the county may lose some of the most talented people in our government. He said he, and the other commis sioners, do not want that to hap pen. Jones added that the county is already facing recruiting challenges in a number of its profes sional positions. The commissioners voted unanimously for Mary Pitcher, currently with Pineland Bank, to join the Nassau County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee. At the close of the meeting, a discussion of planning and the budget ensued. Taco Pope, director of Planning and Economic Opportunity, presented commissioners with a written document titled Nassau County, FL Growth Trends Report. The report can be found in its entirety on the countys website at nassau View/15391. Contained in the report is an outline of the 12 Tools Pope believes the county has that will ensure development and fiscal sustainability go hand in hand. The tools outlined, some of which are already underway, include a fiscal analysis to assess development plans that will be completed by a third party, the Western Nassau Visioning Plan, the S.R. 200/A1A Corridor Design Plan, a recreation plan, an affordable housing needs assessment, a mobility plan, a development review fee study (to be completed in the next 60 days), an ENCPA civic facilities study, a capital maintenance and planning program, a multi-year staffing plan, a fleet replacement program and a goal of having a structurally balanced budget. Justin Stankiewicz, assistant county manager and director of the Office of Management and Budget, followed Pope and also underscored the need for both a healthy and sustainable budget. Stankiewicz underlined that the countys departments and com missioners need to determine priorities and establish the direc tion that should be taken. Stankiewicz invited Clerk of the Circuit Court John Crawford to speak to the commissioners. Crawford stated that there isnt a problem that cant be solved and that his department is com mitted to being accountable, transparent and honest in every way. Stankiewicz said the depart mental budgets are due April 20. The next meeting on the growing needs of the county and the search for more money will take place May 16 when items such as a millage rate increase for the general fund, a millage rate for the county transporta tion fund, a millage rate for the municipal service fund and the potential for taking on long-term debt for capital improvement projects are expected to be discussed in detail. A special meeting is also scheduled for May 14 at 6 p.m. with representatives from Rayoniers Raydient Property + Places. Another key meeting is set for June 11 at 6 p.m., when a public hearing is scheduled to discuss a proposed new animal control ordinance that could limit unattended tethering. A r give wind speed, temperature, altimeter density and altitude, and more advanced systems that provide precipitation type and thunderstorm data. The latter type is the one appropri ate for the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, Coyle said, and is the type currently in ser vice at the airport. The current system was installed in 2001, the airport manager said, and has been at the mercy of the elements since then. They age over time, so you will start to see some mainte nance issues with the system, he said. The airport already recognized it would be wise for us to replace that system using FAA and or FDOT funds. One of the challenges with repairing the AWOS is, since it is nearing 20 years old, most of the components (such as) the sensors, when we replaced parts that failed on those, theyre not compatible transitioning to a new system, Coyle explained. So, I cant buy another motherboard on this system and spend $5,000 and know that, in four or five years, I can transfer it over to the new system. So, it makes sense to have a discussion about maximizing the ben efit and minimizing the liability issue. Coyle said that, in order to confirm that the project is fea sible, he conferred with DBT Transportation, the company that currently maintains the system. He said DBT bought Vaisala Inc., the company that installed the current system. He said Vaisala gave him a quote for replacing some components in order to see if the grant fund ing would cover the cost of the upgrades. Coyle said that quote was $114,015. Coyle said there was other maintenance to the AWOS that could be performed. We think it would be prudent, while the sensors are off the system, that we repaint the tower to protect it, he said. Coyle said he reached out to the FAA regarding financing for the project. We went back to the FAA and asked if we could slide that project forward, given the main tenance issues weve had, the damages weve incurred the previous year, he said. The FAA concurred and offered use of non-primary entitle ment, which are grant funds, in the amount of $150,000 to the airport to replace the AWOS. Its a 10-percent match on that grant. He said there is $150,000 in the airport fund earmarked for repairs to a hangar. He said that the hangar project has been moved to the 2018-19 fis cal year, and so those funds are currently available to use for the AWOS project. Plans for the AWOS call for design plans to be completed in May and bid requests to go out at that time. The grant from the FAA is expected in July or August, with construction to start at that time, with an estimated completion date of November. Chuck Colcord, chair man of the Airport Advisory Commission, said the AAC heartily approves the plan. This is a vital safety aspect of the airport. For what the citys going to pay for the matching cost we think this is a good idea. Vice Mayor Len Kreger, the City Commissions liaison to the AAC, also supported the plan. The City Commission approved the budget amend ment unanimously. Coyle also broke down the timeline of the process for selecting an engineering con sultant for the airport. Passero is the citys current consultant, but the city will issue a Request For Qualifications when the new terminal at the airport is completed, Coyle said. That request will be issued July 1. A committee will review pro posals and interview appli cants prior to recommending a firm for approval by the City Commission by Oct. 1.rfContinued from 4Afntrbtr bbnbrrbbrnbSOURCE: NASSAU COUNTY GOVERNMENTThe 2018 Growth Trends Report for Nassau County can be found in its entirety on the countys website at CINDY JACKSON/NEWS-LEADERLowell Hall, president of the Citizens for the Preservation of Public Beaches, established in the 1970s, spoke against the new beach law, HB 631, saying he sees it as nothing more than a land grab. rf NL 6 col. Fri. 04.20.indd 6 4/19/18 4:23 PM


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R P D E Rtr D b C p E Ann n n BO rff Btrbn n Sp E bn nG CfD EfB f R rf P D ntbrf Dn n nSm rb Trm f Cfm r f rf ntnntb tntnnnt nt nf House Speaker Paul Ryan didnt quite yell abandon ship Wednesday when he announced he would not be seeking re-election, but he came close. His departure, which wont come until January of next year, is too little, too late to save the Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. In making his announcement, reminding us all he did not want the job but rather took it out of a sense of obligation, he said hed accomplished what he wanted to do. Yes, the Congress passed tax reform and the president signed it, but hes little else to show for his three years in charge. Perhaps he should have listened to his gut when it told him to remain chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means a job, frankly, for which he was much better suited. Hes a policy wonk who can decipher a spreadsheet with the best of them but hes also a creature of Washington which makes him the wrong man at this moment in history. Ryan never seemed to grasp that the people who voted for Donald Trump did so out of a desire to see Washington stood on its head. Temperamentally he was a much better fit for the likes of Mitt Romney, who chose him as his running mate in 2012 and the other members of the Washington establishment than he is for the people who have joined the crusade to save the city by, if necessary, first burning it to the ground. Whatever gifts he may have for policy matters and for fundraising, which he did prodigiously, Ryans ear for politics was made of tin. His leadership was less than inspiring when the ideas involved were outside his wheelhouse. His final accomplishment, if you can call it that, was a bunker buster of an omnibus bill that blew the hardwon spending caps established by Obama and his immediate predecessor as speaker, Ohios John Boehner, into the next universe. Theres simply no excuse for a Republicancontrolled Congress, even one with a majority as precarious as it now is in the U.S. Senate, to have passed a bill as reckless as what Ryan and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell sent to the president. Better a weeks long government shut down than that monstrosity. Its possible Ryan can redeem himself from that particular sin by getting behind a movement thats begun to have President Trump send to Congress a proposal to undo some of the new spending just approved. If he did, it would provide a much-needed shot in the arm to voters concerned about tax and spend issues who are now in a funk over the omnibus and are having trouble remembering why having Ryan as speaker is preferable to Californias Nancy Pelosi. Announcing his decision is now a remarkably un-glorious even selfish move. Hes waved the white flag, getting out while the gettings good no matter what happens in the next election. He may want it to appear hes still engaged but hes made it clear its every man and woman for themselves come November. Thats not leadership. Roff is a former senior political writer for UPI and a well-known commentator based in Washington, D.C. Email him at would like to acknowledge what an asset the Amelia Island Book Festival is to our community. The Authors in Schools Literacy Program has given over 11,000 books for the students in Nassau County this year! The authors come into our schools, inspiring and encouraging from our youngest to our senior students. As a sorority of educators, we have seen what a profound influence the gift of these authors time and talents and books has on our next genera tions. Thank you. Members of Alpha Delta Kappa Alpha Alpha ChapternfnnThis week over 900 fifth graders throughout Nassau County graduate from the D.A.R.E. Program (Drug Abuse Resistance Education). As a veteran teacher of 30+ years, I would like to thank Sheriff Bill Leeper and Officer Lisa McCumber for the excellent program they provide for our fifth graders. The D.A.R.E. program lays the foundation for teaching good decision making skills to help students lead safe and healthy lives. The courses ten lessons begin with basic responsibility and decision-making and build on each other allowing students to develop their own responses to real life situations. Because drug addiction effects so many in our current society and safety concerns within our schools is at an all time high, the DARE program is extremely important to keep within our schools. It would be very beneficial to our students if the program continued with reinforcement at the middle school and high school levels. Not only does the course address drugs and alcohol, it builds strong character and responsible decision making. The DARE program certainly fulfills our Nassau County Schools mission statement to develop each student as an inspired life long learner and problem solver with the strength of character to serve as a productive member of society. Thank you, Sheriff Leeper, Officer McCumber, and the citizens of Nassau County for the wonderful program we provide for our students! It is a wise investment in our countys future. Lori Rose, Third Grade Teacher Emma Love HardeeThis is my personal memory of my experience that happened several years ago in Milwaukee. One day, a very long time ago, Barbara Bush was cam paigning for her husband, George, for President of the United States, in the city of Milwaukee. In my travels (making sales calls) in the downtown area, as I was walking through the large downtown shopping center and office building on Wisconsin Avenue, I noticed a group of people walking toward me. As they got closer, I noticed a small, grey-haired, attrac tive lady. I came closer, I realized who it was. As she was walking past me, I held out my hand for her to shake, and surprise to me, she responded by shaking my extended hand and I wished her good luck. She was surrounded by security and her staff. As it turned out, she became one of the great First Ladies of our country. She will be missed. This is a true story. John P. Megna Fernandina BeachFrom the moment he took office, President Trump has repeatedly experienced buyers remorse. In the last week, the president has undermined a key member of his administration and reversed course on his own foreign and economic policies. This should come as no surprise. Its standard operating procedure for the Trump White House. President Trump promised to Make America Great Again and to put America first. By acting in a wishy-washy manner, he demonstrates he is incapable of doing either. On the campaign trail, the president promised he would be tough with our adversaries. That he would pull out of NAFTA and the TransPacific Partnership (TPP). That he would punish those he believed were treating the U.S. unfairly. He did so by slapping tariffs on international trade partners, including some of our closest allies. When it was explained to President Trump repeatedly that tariffs might provoke a trade war, he walked things back by carving out exemptions allegedly temporary for fellow NAFTA members Canada and Mexico. Hes now considering trade exceptions for Australia. Japan, South Korea, Brazil, and the European Union are seeking similar treatment. The president is thinking about it. Days after taking office, the president signed an executive order withdrawing the U.S. from the TPP. After doing so, China launched a fullcourt press in hopes of becoming the dominant trade force throughout the Pacific Rim. The result could be a weakened American economy and a diminished role in international trade. Someone must have schooled the president on this. Last week, he took steps toward tearing up one of his signature economic policies, and reconsider whether withdrawing from the TPP would be as advantageous or intelligent a choice as hed originally believed. Until he decided he wasnt sure. The president now says he wants to renegotiate the TPP. Hard to do when its an agreement youre not a party to. No matter. Late this past Tuesday, the president changed his mind yet again, saying he doesnt think the TPP represents a good deal for the U.S. Well, which is it, Mr. President? Should the tax plan he so strongly supported begin to falter and the deficit skyrocket, he will likely disown that as well. Whats next? Will he soon repudiate EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, acknowledge that climate change is a reality, and renounce his withdrawal from the Paris climate accord? When it comes to foreign policy, the president doesnt fare any better. The Washington Post has reported that, after expelling 60 Russian diplomats in response to the Russian governments attempts to poison one of its former spies who was quietly residing in England, he exploded in anger. While being briefed, he was apparently distracted and didnt realize how large the number would be or what exactly he was ordering. Anything related to Russia or Vladimir Putin is subject to presidential flip-flopping. After dumping hundreds of millions of dollars of ordnance on Syria last week, President Trump announced that he was also imposing new sanctions on Syrias benefactor, Russia. Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, said as much last Sunday morning on CBSs Face The Nation. Though Haley apparently made her announcement after consulting with the White House, the president, by proxy, hung her out to dry, denying further sanctions were on the horizon. His economic adviser Larry Kudlow no expert on foreign policy later told Fox News that there might have been some momentary confusion about that. Haley, who is no shrinking violet, had none of it, stating, With all due respect, I dont get confused. Unfortunately, the president of the United States does. Frequently. The issue at hand is not one of policy. It is one of erratic behavior; of competence and determination. About the president taking a position and sticking to it rather than Namby-pamby around and walk it back. President Trump, given to hyperbole, has talked about the big button that sits on his desk. Heres the thing. Once you push the big button and nuclear warheads are halfway to their destination, its a little too late to reconsider your decision and call your missiles home. Because they aint comin back. No matter how smart they may be. Copyright 2018 Blair Bess distributed exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Blair Bess is a Los Angeles-based television writer, producer, and columnist. He edits the online blog, and can be reached at BBess.soaggragated@gmail. com. P rR ff r r B tB t Nassau County Commissioners:Danny Leeper, District 1-Fernandina Beach, 261-8029 (h), 430-3868 (cell), email: Steve Kelley, District 2 Pat Edwards, District 3 George V. Spicer, District 4 Justin M. Taylor, District 5 b Roff BessRICK MCKEE-AUGUSTA CHRONICLE/CAGLE CARTOONS STEVE HALL CARTOON SAVAGES ON THE BEACH/CAGLE CARTOONS


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For more information about AISC, contact Tom Maguire at 703-298-1714.SUBMITTED SUBMITTEDbnThe Princess Amelia Chapter of the Colonial Dames of the XVII Century took a break from their community service work and gathered recently for an early celebration of spring. Seated left to right at the Down Under Restaurant are Sarah Shumrak, Ann Fontaine, Rumsey Young, Peggy Snyder, Judy Bouchard, Lisa Bauer, Barrie Hooley, Sherry Harrell, Cara Curtin, Georgia Murray, Susan Kosciulek, Jean Mann, Joanne Templeton, and Jane Collins. Colonial Dames XVII Century is a national lineage-based organization of women with documented ancestors living in the country before 1701. Its primary mission is the preservation of historic sites and records, promotion of heraldry and coats of arms, support of charitable projects, and the education of the nations children.rnfStudents from Amelia Island Montessori School recently traveled to Yuleebased Science First to visit STARLAB, an inflatable planetarium, as part of the schools astronomy program. Students also studied the solar eclipse in August last year.SUBMITTEDOur enemies do not gloat over us for, though we fall, we will rise again. Though we sit in darkness, the Lord himself will be our light. We sometimes have found ourselves feeling as though God has gone on vacation or that there is a steel plate above our heads, or worse, wondering if in fact we are really saved. This can occur for various reasons. Sometimes it may be due to our disobedience to the voice of the Lord. Occasionally, it is because our appetites and desires are out of control. It even could happen because maybe we are so into the perfect will of God that persecution has come for our righteousness. We are the only one that can judge the reason. Regardless if we stumble and fall, God can and will make us stand. In a moment of weakness, we may miss the mark. But if we ask for forgiveness and turn from the stumbling block to serve the Lord God with a sincere heart, we will rise again. Though everything around us appears to be dark and our path seems obscured, our father God is still our light and no demon in hell can prevent that. We simply have to believe by faith that all is well and refuse to believe the devils lies that were not worth or that our relationship with the Lord is over. We should not entertain any words, not even for a split second, that do not validate our completeness in Christ. This is not giving us a license to sin. This is a word to assure us that in Christ our misery can be turned to hope. God has promised to be with us through floods, fire and valleys of the shadow of death. We do not have to fear that the overflow of water or scorching flame will consume us. We will bring the blind by a way they did not know; we will lead them in paths they have not known. We will make darkness light before them and crooked places straight. These things we can do for them and not forsake them, said the spirit of Grace (Isaiah 42:16). Therefore, let us not sweat it. After all, we are talking about the promises and ability of our almighty father God. The families of the late Mother Gladys Middleton, Mother Luvenia Green, Brother Steve Baker Jr., Mother Eleanor Simmons, Brother Patrick Preliu, Brother Charles White, and Sister Betty G. Williams thank each of you for all acts of kindness shown to them during their hours of bereavement, and special thanks to the Class of 1959 Neil Frink, Al and Jane Reshard, Herman Walter, Ralph Hill, Mary Brown, Alice Saulsbury, Barbara Logan, George Raysor, and Maybelle Brown for their love and support for Betty Gilbert Williams. May God continue to bless each of you. Birthday wishes to Seatreya McLaurin, Joshua Jones, Alexander Way, James and John Johnson, Jybron Coleman, Rodrick Bacon, Virginia Loyd, Tarris Jones, Alexus Blue, Leon Baker, Nathalie Jackson, Jala Flagler, Destane Karim, Victor K. Smith, and Pastor D. K. Bolden. Lots of love and belated birthday to Mother Luverta Baker. The Calendar Tea was won this year by Pastor Bolden and the month of April Bragging Rights. UF/IFAS Nassau Extension Director Becky Jordi was a featured presenter at the recent Cummer Amelia Garden Walk. She shared information about plants that grow well in local gardens and are good water stewards that dont need a lot of water once established. Here, she discussed the characteristics of a shrimp plant, so-named because its flowers look like a shrimp.SUBMITTEDrWe have two new vendors premiering at the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market this week. Join us as we welcome Beeswax Food Wraps and Tea Nations organic tea blends to Floridas friendliest farmers market. Beeswax Food Wraps are reusable cotton fabrics infused with beeswax and natural oils that take the place of most plastic wrappings. By conforming to the desired shape simply by using the warmth of your hands, this is sure to be a foodies favorite in the farmers market. Tea Nation is serving up handcrafted organic tea blends geared toward healing. Choose from one of their original blends or work with them to custom blend your own. Returning this week are Steephills Vermont Maple Syrup and Pat Cook, the Muffin Lady. Mrs. Cook bakes delicious homemade chocolate, blueberry, and apple muffins. Olive My Pickle has their hummus back in stock. Cilantro lemon, jalapeno lemon, and traditional flavors are available. Lady Bugs homemade jams are introducing a new flavor chocolate cherry hazelnut and it is amazing! Be sure to stop by for a free sample. As the weather gets warmer, our seasonal produce will be changing to. Look for fresh cut sunflowers at the Cabbage Creek Farm booth, as well as beets, Brussel sprouts, and radishes. Broccoli and cauliflower are still in season, as are cabbage and potatoes. Kings Kountry Produce is still growing their amazing strawberries at their farm in Starke, Fla., and Bacons Select Produce has seedless cucumbers and large kale back in production. The Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market is open every Saturday of the year from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; however, the farmers market will not be open on May 5 due to the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, which is always held the first weekend in May. The market is located on North Seventh Street, between Alachua and Centre Streets, and your well-behaved leashed pets are welcome. fntbn rfn r JUDIE MACKIE/FOR THE NEWS-LEADERKings Kountry Produce will have strawberries on hand Saturday that it grows on its farm in Starke, Fla. tbr NL 6 col. Fri. 04.20.indd 8 4/19/18 5:06 PM


ment heads the Ocean Rescue, said that the rope or tether is designed to keep swimmers from losing their device. Silcox said that lifeguards would probably not take floats without tethers from swimmers, but that the ordinance would enable lifeguards to keep swimmers from going very far out into the ocean with a device without a tether. He recommended keeping the requirement in the ordinance. Vice Mayor Len Kreger said he believes the ordinance should not contain requirements that would not be enforced. Lets keep this about saving lives and not enforcing, Kreger said. If were going to put it in there, we will expect Ocean Rescue to enforce it. At the end of discussion, the requirement of a tether was left in the ordinance. Commissioners did not change, but could adjust in the future, the hours that vehicles would be permitted to park on the beach. The ordinance prohibits parking on the beach from sunset to 9 a.m. during sea turtle nesting season, which runs from May 1 until Oct. 31. Commissioner Roy Smith suggested limiting parking on the beach to enforce those hours year-round. I talked to some officers and asked their opinion on it, Smith said. They dont think (overnight parking on the beach) is a good idea because of several things drinking on the beach at night, drugs on the beach at night back there in cars or other activities in cars. I still say its not a good idea because too many bad things can happen. The other thing is you get somebody out there at night (and) they can get stuck there. Theres no lights out there. Plus, if the tide comes in, theyre stuck. Mayor Johnny Miller said that owners who park on the beach in order to eat at Sliders Seaside Grill, a restaurant that abuts the beach parking area, could also be an issue. If somebodys eating dinner and it gets dark, they have to come move their car because they are violating an ordinance, Miller said. If somebody has too much to drink and decides to do the right thing and leave their car down there our law enforcement sees an abandoned car (and) they may think its a swimmer thats lost. Cars left at the beach overnight have started searches. In the end, the commission decided to keep the ordinance as-is regarding hours, with the stipulation that the city manager can examine the issue after turtle nesting season, and perhaps change the hours for beach parking then. Several citizens spoke at the meeting, some in support of beach parking and some to ask about issues with watercraft and surfing. Lowell Hall, who heads Citizens for the Preservation of Public Beaches, thanked the commission for its work in coming to the compromise. Hall spoke to each member of the commission individually, noting what each commissioner, as well as city staff, had done to advance the compromise ordinance. The Citizens for the Preservation of Public Beaches asks this commission for your continued support in all public beach issues and beach access management plans, Hall said. In other business, the City Commission: Recognized the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as well as the Nassau County Board of County Commissioners and Amelia Island Tourist Development Council for their efforts toward the citys beach renourishment project; Proclaimed April 27 as Arbor Day; Proclaimed April as Water Conservation Month; Approved the purchase of new water meters from Senus USA Inc. in the amount of $95,890; Renewed a maintenance contract in excess of $20,000 with Tyler Technology for financial software; Did not act on request for a zoning map amendment that would allow for an additional development at Amelia Park due to lack of a second on the motion to approve; Voted 5-0 on first reading to assign a Future Land Use Map category of Mixed Use to approximately 2.15 acres located at South Third and Gum streets. No action was taken on a quasi-judicial hearing on a zoning map amendment related to the same parcel that would change the citys zoning map, as it was removed from the agenda, according to a synopsis of the meeting provided by City Clerk Caroline Best. Re altor DirectoryHave proper ty fo r sale ? Ca ll us !90 426 13696 (904) 261-2770 (904)556-9140COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT LEASING SALES 608 S. 8th Street Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034 www.ACRFL.comPhil GriffinBroker GRI 4856 First Coast Hwy., #3 Amelia Island, FL 32034904-206-0817John HartrichBroker/Owner Smokey & Bandit 861951 North Hampton Club Way Come see this meticulously maintained marsh front executive pool home in the highly desirable estate section of North Hampton! 5BR, 4BA w/ 3,469 sq. ft. + office. All bedrooms down w/exception of 1 up which could be a bonus room w/wet bar and balcony. Pool and spa w/ 3 car side-entry garage. Beautiful landscaping with extensive quality upgrades throughout this lovely home. Offered at $695,900 MLS #79553 861951 North Hampton Club Way 4856 First Coast Hwy., #3 Amelia Island, FL 32034904-206-0817John HartrichBroker/Owner Smokey & Bandit JULIA ROBERTS/NEWS-LEADERBeach goers can continue the local tradition of parking on the beach at the access at the end of Sadler Road, thanks to an ordinance that was approved on its third reading this week by the City Commission. e Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library want to say a heartfelt ank Youto our many donors and supporters during our BETTER LIBRARY CAMPAIGNIt was because of your generosity that we raised more than $1.2 million dollars to expand and renovate our new space. e Capital Campaign has now ended. e Friends of Fernandina Beach Library have returned to the import ant task of promoting literacy through community-based programs and workshops. We will continue to raise funds to enhance the librarys budget and en sure that our library is at the heart of our community. If you have not stopped by the library recently, we invite you to visit to see the DONOR TREE and the BRONZE BOOK that are a lasting tribute to all who made the Better Library Cam paign a success. Continued from 1A proceeds benefiting the Bollinger family. In addition, a portion of the concession stand profits for both organizations will be donated. Donation buckets will also be available. A celebration of Shannon Bollingers life was held Thursday at Christ Fellowship, 850987 U.S. 17, Yulee. Internment followed in Live Oak Baptist Church Cemetery.rrfPHOTO COURTESY OF FACEBOOKShannon Bollinger leaves behind five children and her husband, Curtis, as well as several other family members and friends. rffLions Club bingo, every Thursday and Sunday, Yulee Lions Club Bingo Hall. Doors open at 4 p.m., warm-ups at 5:15 p.m. Early birds play at 5:45 p.m. with the regular program at 6:30 p.m. Participants must be 18 years old; minimum purchase $15. Information, 708-2591.ntrbftACBL Duplicate Bridge, Peck Center, 516 S. 10th St., Fernandina Beach. Amelia Island Duplicate Bridge Club hosts ACBL duplicate bridge games. Monday, 1 p.m.; Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.; Thursday, 1 p.m. For information, contact or (770) 616-7664.fBingo is played every Thursday at American Legion Post 54, 626 S. Third St. The public is invited to play in the smoke-free meeting hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and early bird games begin at 6:05 p.m. Regular session, which consists of nine games for $20, begins at 6:30 p.m. Games have cash prize payouts, and proceeds are donated to help veterans and the community. If you have questions, call 261-7900.rGuests on this tour will learn Amelia Island ghost stories while they tiptoe through dark streets and walk in the footsteps of a bygone era. This tour begins at 6 p.m. every Friday and lasts approximately one hour. Meet your guide in the cemetery may be purchased at the Amelia Island Museum of History for $10/adults and $5/students, or before the tour from the guide with check or cash only. Submit events to Weekly Updates c/o News-Leader, 511 Ash St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034; editor2@fbnewsleader. com; or 261-3696.Continued from 2AContinued from 1A NL 6 col. Fri. 04.20.indd 9 4/19/18 4:10 PM


A rL fn n n ntb A The Lady Hornets extended their win streak to eight on Tuesday, beating the visiting Paxon Lady Eagles 6-2. Faith Nevin earned the win; Christa Pritchard got the save, pitching four shutout innings. Linzie LaFavor hit her fourth home run of the season. Valery Healey had two hits and played a flawless third base, said Chris Hicken, head softball coach at Yulee High School. Before the game, YHS honored its four seniors Zoe McKendree, who has signed with Florida State College at Jacksonville; McKenzee Flowers, Seminole State; Kayla Bradberry, Sante Fe Community College; and Caliegh Balestra, who is considering an offer from Polk State. The Lady Hornets ended the regular season 18-7 and will play Ribault in the first round of districts next week at West Nassau. honored their seniors this week. Fernandina Beach hosted Ed White Monday, the final home game of the season; FBHS beat Ed White 11-1. After a slow start, things started to look up for the Lady Pirates in their at-bat of the second inning. Grace Adkins walked, and the Lady Commanders put another Lady Pirate on base when Jordyn Foley was hit by a pitch. Sol Burruel hit a single into leftcenter field; Adkins tried to score but was thrown out on a relay. Morgan Graham had an RBI single, scoring Foley. The bases were loaded when Maya Hernandez was walked and Daylee Puca was hit by a pitch, scoring Burruel. The Lady Commanders tried to mount a comeback, loading the bases with one out on the board. But, the visitors were unable to score. The Lady Pirates extended their lead in the bottom of the third, with a leadoff single to left by Kylie Tate, who was sacrificed over to second by Adkins on a bunt back to the pitcher. Tate scored on a RBI single by Foley, who then scored on a throwing error. Up 4-0, Hernandez hit an RBI single and Puca knocked in two runs with a single to left. Ed White scored its lone run in the fourth to cut into FBHSs seven-run lead. After giving up the nohitter, Shelbea Holland proceeded to shut down the Lady Commanders for the remainder of the game. Burruell had an RBI single to increase the lead to 8-1. Holland mowed down the Lady Commanders batters in the top of the fifth inning, striking out all three, recording 102 strikeouts for the season with two games left before district. Adkins hit the game winning two-RBI single to right center field, ending the game in five innings of play. The Lady Pirates cap the regular season tonight at Robert E. Lee High. District is next week at West Nassau. rfn SPECIALThe Fernandina Beach High School boys and girls tennis teams include, front row from left, Ashley Herrera, Brita Bocian, Aspen Boler, Sarah Kelly, Emma Smith, Emelia Simpson, Laura Page and Eloria Doss; back row, Coach Juliana Durr, Joe DeMille, Liam Kiernan, Nathan Pascual, Nick Hower, Nathan Blumberg, Bryce Holwell, Jack Curley, William Herrera, Cole Strain and Coach Mark Durr. Not pictured: Coach Kelsey Johnson. tbtThe Pirates finished second in the district to advance to the regional tournament. The Fernandina Beach High School boys tennis team takes on Bolles at 4 p.m. Tuesday. We couldnt be happier or prouder of the entire Pirate tennis team for the way they competed at the district tournament, said Mark Durr, head boys coach at FBHS. What we saw out there was the culminating efforts and commitments of a lot of people, including the players, their parents and all of those who have worked with these outstanding young people on their tennis games over the span of many years.    Durr, who returned this season to FBHS and to coaching Pirate tennis, said he couldnt remember the last time the team advanced to the regional tournament. I knew from day one, that this was a very special group, beginning with their extremely respectful and easygoing dispositions and their commitment to and love of tennis, Mark Durr said. I cant think of any group of athletes that I have ever been associated with that deserve success more than this group. They really prove day in and day out that they are a team and, whether they win or lose, they do it together. They all are elated when one of them succeeds, and they all rally around any member who doesnt. Its team tennis and its remarkable to be a part of. Nathan Blumberg, the Pirates lone senior, lost in the finals to his district nemesis Ronack Venkata of Stanton 6-1, 6-1. Bryce Holwell, a 6-foot-6 junior, beat Sharma of Stanton 7-3, 3-6, 10-7 in a tie break set to capture the district title in singles. Bryce completes the season as undefeated, PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADERBryce Holwell, left, and Nathan Blumberg, center, teamed up for the doubles district title. Holwell also was a district champion in singles.SPECIALBrita Bocian and Emma Smith, the Lady Pirates No. 2 doubles team, won the district championship.rffnfMark Durr said. Bryce beat all who were brave enough to challenge him this year, including powerhouse programs Ponte Vedra, Stanton, Camden County and Bishop Kenny. Nick Hower lost to Paxon in the semifinal round in a third-set tie break. Nick is an amazing player and even better young man, Mark Durr said. He enjoys the experience and has the maturity and sense of self to take away the lessons as they are presented to him whether they are in a victory or a loss. Jack Curley, at No. 5, and William Hererra, at No. 4, both lost to Stanton foes in the TENNIS Continued on 11AYulee hosted Paxon Tuesday in the regular season finale. Faith Nevin, far left, got the win. Above, Sidney Hayworth mans second base. Left, catcher Zoe McKendree, one of four seniors this season. at Yulee.PHOTOS BY BETH JONES NEWS-LEADER NEW Sports Fri.indd 1 4/19/18 4:24 PM


A rfntTest your skills against Sheriff Bill Leeper, fellow law enforcement officers and area leaders while helping to raise money to benefit the community. The Nassau County Charities are sponsoring the Tournament on June 22 at the Fernandina Beach. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m.; and the scramble shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m. The event will be followed with an awards ceremony and a meal. Form a four-person team for $500. Sponsorships are also available. Contact Larry Boatwright at 548-4027 or for Frogmen 5K will be at 8 a.m. May 19 at the Fernandina Melton Road. The Tadpole Trot for children 2-6 years old will also be at the golf club that morning. Sponsorships starting at $100 are available; each sponsorship comes with a free 10x10 booth. Email ameliais for information. Both the 5K and the Tadpole Trot are hosted by the Navy SEAL Foundation, and 100 percent of the proceeds go to the foundation; its mission is to provide immediate and continuing support to Special Welfare community, including spouses and chil dren. men/ameliaislandfl for infor mation and to register. There were 158 real time and virtual runners who signed up for the 2017 run, and early registra tions indicate even more run ners will participate in 2018. Packet pickup will be from 3:30-6:30 p.m. May 18 at the fnftr Auxiliary is offering a recre ational boating safety educa tion program. The course is aimed at the new boater. Flotilla 14-1 is offering this course at the Amelia Island Fernandina Beach, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 28, May 19 and June 9. Registration starts at 7:45 a.m. Fee is $10. Attend the course and pass the exam to receive a Florida Boater Education card. To register or for informa(912) 576-6659 or email htip 14th annual Katie Ride will be April 21, and registra tion is open for participants and volunteers. Sign up at This is a Katie Caples Foundation signature fundrais ing event, presented by Mayo Clinic. It is a fully supported cycling and walk/run event for all levels with bike routes of 18, 34 and 63 miles; an 8K Walk and Fun Run; off-road course; and a Sprint Triathlon (300-yard pool swim, 18-mile ride and 5K run). Check-in and registration open at 6 a.m. on the day of the event, which starts and finishes at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center in Fernandina Beach.rnrfThe Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the first Tuesday of the month at the Kraft Athletic Club at Ten Acres, located off Buccaneer Trail. Social hour starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by a potluck dinner, business meeting and guest are welcome. The AISC is a great way to meet new friends who share a love of the water and boat ing. Current boat ownership or sailing skills are not prereq uisites to joining. Club activi ties throughout the year may include day/overnight excur sions by water and/or land, sailboat racing, social activities such as tubing, swimming with manatees, picnics and parties; as well as assisting with local conservation and environ mental efforts in surrounding waters. Contact Commodore Tom Maguire at (703) 298-1714. FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL Softball April 20 at Lee 5:00 YULEE HIGH SCHOOL Varsity Softball FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL Varsity Baseball April 19 YULEE 6:30 April 20 at Yulee 6:30 April 24 at Fleming Island 5:00 YULEE HIGH SCHOOL Varsity Baseball April 24 at Bolles 6:30 FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL Track & Field April 25 Region May 4-5 State at UNF tffnnnThe Fernandina Beach High School girls soccer team presented a check for $236 to benefit Gerris Corner at Barnabas. Every year, the FBHS Lady Pirates host a Pink Game to raise money to support local women with cancer. Gerris Corner is a free resource center that provides support to women with cancer who live in Nassau County. It is a place to receive answers to questions, support group information, and reference materials. Gerris Corner also provides head covers, wigs, hairpieces, chemo bags with necessities and comfort pillows. For more information or to make an appointment for assistance, call 261-7000. To donate funds to Gerris Corner at Barnabas, send checks to Barnabas Center, 1303 Jasmine St., Suite 101, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 or donate online at For more information on programs at Barnabas, visit Barnabas is Nassau Countys only comprehensive service center to help neighbors in crisis so they can become healthy, productive citizens. Through partnerships, the center reaches even more people and maximizes resources. It addresses critical issues facing the community, such as hunger, affordable health care and prevention of homelessness. Its mission   is to provide assistance to individuals and families in crisis throughout Nassau County.   Its vision   is to be the primary nonprofit resource in Nassau Country, providing assistance to connect individuals and families to services that will help them overcome crisis and achieve self-sufficiency.SUBMITTEDThe FBHS girls soccer team donated proceeds from its Pink Game. Pictured, from left, are Brooke Long, Ashley Herrera, Tania Yount with Barnabas, Katherine Doss and Emma Smith. finals.   Curley lost to David Wang 6-3, 6-4; and Herrera lost to Michael Pu 6-1, 6-2. Jack and William are our future and our foundation going forward as ninth and 10th graders, Mark Durr said. In doubles action, Holwell and Blumberg teamed up to win the No. 1 doubles championship, beating Venkata and Max Zang of Stanton in the semifinal and then overwhelming the Bishop Kenny team in the finals 6-1, 6-1. The Pirate duo move on to state May 1 in Orlando. This team is something to watch, as Ive said all year, Mark Durr said. They never quit, they never are complacent physically or mentally and they are in every match to win and they did.   These are the perfect examples of leaders for any high school sport. They are the role models for us both on and off the court, and I couldnt be prouder of the two of them and what they have meant to Pirate tennis this season. Stanton edged the FBHS boys by a mere three points. The Lady Pirate finished third behind Stanton and Raines. The No. 2 doubles team of Brita Bocian and Emma Smith won the district championship. We just knew that these two had to be paired together all year, Coach Julie Durr. The way they work together its just a fit, physically and in spirit. They defeated Sylven White and Maricia Brown of Raines in the final. Sarah Kelly was the Lady Pirates lone singles player in the finals at No. 3; she lost to Ellery Susa of Stanton 7-5, 6-3. As one of our seniors, we are so sad to see Sarah leave the program, but we are so thankful for what she has given to the program through the years, Julie Durr said. Her legacy will remain with Pirate tennis; she made the program stronger and better.   Shes off to do bigger and better things and we are very proud of her. No. 1 singles player Aspen Boler lost to the overall No. 1 seed, Victory Lynch of Stanton. But played a great match and gave a much more experienced player a run for her money, Julie Durr said. This has been Aspens trademark all year; she has played numerous girls who have committed to college tennis already, and Aspen (a freshman) has competed with every single one of them, winning more than not. We are looking forward to watching, supporting and being a part of Aspens growth as a player over the next three years, as she promises to be keep being the shining star of the program. Laura Page, at No. 2, had victories in the first two rounds with wins over Terry Parker and Paxon. Laura will be back next year and more than likely will inherit the captains role, as her grace and attitude are built for the leadership position, Julie Durr said. She is most definitely a person we want others and the team to emulate. The FBHS Pirates hosted the district tournament Tuesday and Wednesday. This was an awesome tournament because of the help, planning and execution of our committed parents, Julie Durr said. Its easy to understand where these wonderful young players have come from when you get to know   their parents and what those parents have and continue to do for them. We couldnt have had such a successful and well-run tournament without those parents, and we want to thank Doug Hayman and his Saturday morning tennis group for donating and installing several tennis nets, which assisted in making our facility look first-class for this tournament.From 10A NEW Sports Fri.indd 2 4/19/18 4:27 PM


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Expected completion end of April. $443,285 3BR/2BA that lives larger than plan with Great room, two din ing areas, a large island in the Kitchen, a spacious walk through Laundry room and Guest Bath as well as a Drop Zone off the garage, two screened-in porch es and an outdoor Summer Kitchen. This home was custom designed for the lot. $420,000 MATANZAS II is under construction now in scenic and oversized 2 car garage plus to enjoy the outdoor living space. Expected completion in June! $499,900 Kathy NewmanTREVETT & ASSOCIATES REALTY GROUP, INC. (904) 616-711 (904) 849-1042 revett.kathy@gmail. co m ww.WatermansBluff.netNassau County was wellrepresented and fared well in the District 3-2A track and field meet April 12 at Raines High School. The top four in each event qualified for the regional meet Wednesday in Tallahassee. Yulee High School boasts four district champions and will send 20 to the regional meet next week. The YHS Lady Hornets finished in second place behind the hosts, Fernandina Beach finished third, and West Nassau was fifth of the seven teams. Lydia Parker is a two-time district champ, winning the 1,600-meter and 3,200m runs. Sydney Lake won the discus and finished fourth in the shot put. Julia Dennis tied as district champ in the pole vault. Yulees Mikayla Brown was third in shot put; Shavonne Bellamy was third in the 100m hurdles; Mackenzie Griffin took third in the long jump and second in the high jump; Gracie Hardwick placed third in the high jump; and Ziana Jones was fourth in the high jump and triple jump. Also qualifying for region are Yulees 4x400m and 4x800m relay teams, which both placed third. The 4x400m team includes Bellamy, Parker, Griffin and Malia Domingo. The 4x800m team includes Parker, Bellamy, Miriam Lopez and Domingo. FBHSs Kenzie Branch qualified with a third-place finish in the 100m dash. Teammate Amelie Nichol qualified by placing third in the 1,600m run. Nichol was also second in the 3,200m run. Josie Kilburn placed third in the 3,200m. Makayla DuBose took third in the triple jump. Katie Slaughter was second in the pole vault. In girls discus, FBHS had two region qualifiers; Jacqueline Carr was third, and Taylor Alvare finished fourth. FBHSs 4x100m relay team was third; the 4x400m team was fourth; and the 4x800m team was second. Yulees boys also placed second behind host Raines. Ribault finished third, Fernandina was fourth. West Nassau placed sixth among the eight boys teams. Darion Dixon is also a twotime district champ with wins in the triple jump and 300m hurdles; he also placed second in the 110m hurdles. Malik Brown won the discus title and was fourth in shot put. Tom Meadows won the pole vault; Buddy Terry was second; and Aston Ricks took third. Gage Padgett was fourth in the pole vault and third in the triple jump. Austin Smith was second in the triple jump. Nick Hermann was third in the 3,200m. Caden Kwaitowski placed fourth in the 3,200m. The 4x100m relay team of Ronnie Sephestine, Garrett Haliwell, Jhcurry Simpson and Jawan Foust placed fourth; the 4x400m team of Dixon, Sephestine, Sam Thompson and Terrell Jackson placed third; and the 4x800m team was third and included Hermann, Kwaitowski, Noah Smith and Robert Neil. Fernandina Beach had two district champions. Steven Durr won the boys 3,200m run, and teammate Tayger Bille won the 110m hurdles. John Sorensen was second in the 1,600m run, and teammate Riley Dean was fourth. Sorensen was also second in the 3,200m. Chase Oliver was fourth in the 110m hurdles to qualify for region. Evan Shuman qualified in the 300m hurdles, finishing fourth. Walker Bean qualified in the discus as district runner-up; he was also second in the shot put. FBHSs boys 4x800m team was fourth to qualify for region. West Nassaus Edward Smith is a champion in the high jump.rf ntbt tttrPHOTOS BY PETE KOVALICK/SPECIALFBHSs Chase Oliver was fourth in the boys 110m hurdles, above left. Above right, in the boys mile, West Nassaus Jakob Brown was third and FBHSs John Sorensen finished second to Baldwin. Below left, Yulees Darion Dixon and FBHSs Tayger Bille in the 100m hurdles. Below right, FBHSs Maddie Powell and West Nassaus Lydia Bennett. Bottom row from left, FBHSs Jacqueline Carr in the shot put; Yulees Malik Brown in the shot; and FBHSs Walker Bean in the boys discus throw. rfnntnbt n NEW Sports Fri.indd 3 4/19/18 4:35 PM


rfntbbbb t n rr fntbb nn tb ntnnrr nrrnn rrfnt nntr bnnf tbb bt ttf bn nbt nft rrttt b tttt bnn t ffTheres still time to register for and participate in tomorrows Katie Ride. The 14th annual event that benefits the organ donor education and awareness programs of the Katie Caples Foundation will kick off at 8 a.m. Saturday in Fernandina Beach with participants following routes that will range from 18 to 63 miles and traverse state parks, ecological preserves and approximately 40 miles of coastal views. This years goal is to raise $150,000 to help fund the Foundations work. The Katie Ride is a bicycle-touring event catering to cyclists of all abilities. The annual fundraiser features routes of 63, 34, and 18 miles as well as an off-road ride through Fort Clinch. The event was created in 2005 to raise awareness for organ donation and support the Katie Caples Foundations nationally recognized organ donor education program. The Katie Walk was introduced in 2009 by popular demand as an alternative to the ride, and the Fun Run was added in 2014. Both the Walk and Fun Run are routed through Egans Creek Greenway and courses over uneven trails and paths. This year, the event has added a fun triathlon for participants interested in a new kind of challenge. It will begin with a 300-yard swim in the Fernandina Beach Atlantic Recreation Center pool, continue with an 18-mile road ride and finish with a 5K run through Egans Creek. This new component of the event is not a traditional triathlon and is not a race that will be chipped or timed. Registration for the triathlon is limited. Who rides, walks, runs and swims in Katie Ride? From avid cyclists to those who pull out the beach cruiser a couple of times each year, the ride caters to everyone. If cycling isnt your thing, you can join the increasingly popular Katie Walk, and the Katie Run is a fun run and not timed. Online registration for the event has closed, but you can still sign up as a participant or volunteer by visiting and clicking the Launch Event link on the right. Those interested in donating to the Foundation can also find information at the link above. David and Susan Caples founded the Katie Caples Foundation in the fall of 1998 after the death of their daughter, Katie, a newly licensed 17-year-old driver who also became an organ donor a choice that saved the lives of five individuals ranging in age from 9 to 62 and helped several others. Since 2005 the Foundation has brought its message on the impact of organ donation to more than 150,000 individuals in Northeast Florida and partners with Mayo Clinic, University of Florida, Shands Hospital, driver licensing and tax collectors offices. By 2014, the Foundations educational programming extended throughout 30 Florida counties, which have seen an increase of 381 percent in organ donor registrations. The Katie Caples Foundation and David and Susan Caples have received numerous awards for their contributions within the organ donation, transplant and nonprofit communities including the National Donor Memorial Award for Excellence presented by the United Network for Organ Sharing in 2015, the Communicator Award of Distinction for NonProfit Video Content presented by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts in 2015, the E. William Nash Jr. Community Partner of the Year Award presented annually by the YMCA Florida First Coast in 2012, the James S. Wolf, M.D. Courage Award, presented annually by Donate Life America in recognition of significant contribution toward educating the public about the need for organ and tissue donation in 2011, and the Presidents Volunteer Service Award, awarded as part of an initiative of the Presidents Council on Service and Civic Participation in Washington, D.C. in 2005. rfnThe 14th annual Katie Ride will kick off Saturday morning in Fernandina Beach, but participants will cover routes up to 63 miles in length that zigzag Amelia Island. The event also includes a walk and Fun Run for those who prefer not to ride. This year, the event has added a non-traditional triathlon that will include a 300-yard swim in the pool at the Fernandina Beach Atlantic Recreation center along with an 18-mile road ride and 5K run through Egans Creek.KATIECAPLES.ORG/SPECIAL rfnntbrbtn rtrbrThe West Nassau Historical Society will hold its 13th annual all-day Railroad Day Festival signature fundraiser on Saturday in and around the historic 1881 Callahan Train Depot and adjoining 1856 Florida Railroad bed. This years celebration will include an exhibit of aviation history in Nassau County. Important dates and sites of significance in local air transportation will be on display inside the museum of local history section of the 137-year old wooden train station. The group will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of the late Victorian-style buildings renovation. Since the date falls on Earth Day weekend, the group will also celebrate the fabled hobos and their green-friendly recycle and reuse skills they used while riding the rails. Unlike years past, there will be no parade through downtown Callahan. In honor of politician David Yulee, the group will host an oldfashioned campaign stump where local candidates can briefly speak about their aspirations. The arts and crafts vendors and food merchants will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and a kids area with a jumpy slide, climbing wall, hobo games and much more will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local live entertainment will perform on the main depot stage from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (see the schedule below). Callahan Cruisers along with Cochranes Collision Center next door to the depot will host a classic car show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Various citizens and sponsors will be honored and car show and contest winners announced during the festivities. Antique engines, tractors and trains will be exhibited outside the depot while model train layouts will be on display inside the Depot Annex. This is an outdoor event so bring lawn chairs for your convenience. nrrnnrftb9 a.m. . . . . . . . Callahan Middle School Chorus 9:30 a.m. . . . . . . Line Dance Fever from Jesup, Ga. 10 a.m. . . . . . . . Dinsmore Bluegrass Jam 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. . Gauge Country 11:45 a.m. . . . . . National Anthem by Buck Lucontro 11:50 a.m. . . . . . Welcome and sponsor appreciation 12 p.m. . . . . . . . Dale Wingo Band 12:45 p.m. . . . . . Yulee stump, NCR writing contest 1 p.m. . . . . . . . Randall Smith and Liz Mobley 1:45 p.m. . . . . . . Yellow Moon 2:30 p.m. . . . . . . Classic Car Show winners 3:20 p.m. . . . . . . Band on the Run Various . . . . . . . Randy Mahatma Brown One Man Band NL 6 col. Fri. 04.20.indd 13 4/19/18 10:49 AM


A The Island Art Association is offering a floral design class with Julie Delfs, a designer with 20 years of experience, from 10 a.m. to noon today. The $45 cost includes all materials. To register, call Delfs at 518-3227937. For information about IAA, visit Adapted from Harper novel by Christopher Sergel, To Kill A Mockingbird at the Amelia Musical Playhouse. To Kill A Mockingbird was written amidst the most significant and conflict-ridden social change in the South since the Civil War and Reconstruction. Despite its Depression-era setting, the story was written from the perspective of the 1950s with the tensions and fears induced by a shattering transition in American society. It is a coming of age story as Scout, a young girl in a quiet southern town, experiences dramatic events that will affect the rest of her life, and it is also a moment in the long history of American racism frozen in time. Shows will be at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for stu dents and available online at mockingbird. Doubt: A Parable this weekend at Amelia Community Theatre, located at 207 Cedar St. in Fernandina Beach. The play takes place in 1964 at a Catholic school in the Bronx, where the school principal suspects the priest assigned to the school of hav ing an improper relationship with a male student. With no solid evidence and scant details from a young nun who is a teacher at the school, the sister begins her own investigation. Thus begins a gripping mystery written by John Patrick Shanley and set in the midst of a power struggle between the old way of doing things and the new ways, both in the church and society. Doubt is sponsored in memory of Char Bachman, a local actor, director, and art ist who passed away in 2017. Performances will be at 8 p.m. today and Saturday. Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for students through college and available by going online to or by calling 261-6749. from 9 a.m. to noon at Eight Flags Autosports, located at 925 S. Eighth St. in Fernandina Beach. Open to anyone who enjoys cars. Unique and leg endary autos will be on display and owners will be available to answer questions. The Fernandina from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. This fundraising event will feature a guest performance by the Nassau County Community Jazz Band and include desserts, dancing, a silent auction and more great jazz music from the Fernandina Beach High School Jazz Ensemble and The Rose Quartet. Tickets can be purchased online at mighty, at Fernandina Beach High School or by calling 753-0299. Prices are $25 for adults and $15 for students. All monies raised benefits the band and music programs at Fernandina Beach High School. Sponsorship and auction opportunities are available. For questions, email fbhsbandparentboard@ or call 753-0299. Fernandina Beach Golf Club is located at 2800 Bill Melton Road. The Fernandina Beach Sax, a private fundraising brunch event, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April champagne brunch will feature jazz entertainment by Johnnie Robinson and Gabe Arnold, along with appearances by The Rose Quartet and surprise guests. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at mightymarchingpirates., at Fernandina Beach High School or by call ing 753-0299. For questions, email fbhsbandparentboard@ or call 753-0299. All monies raised during the fun draiser benefits the band and music programs at Fernandina Beach High School. Lucas on Centre is at 614 Centre Street in Fernandina Beach. at American Legion Post 54, 626 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach, on Sunday, April 22. Regular ses sion, which consists of nine games for $20, begins at 2 p.m. There will be cash prizes, a 50/50, door prize tickets sold 3 for $5, a silent auction, and drinks and snacks available for purchase. Cash only. ATM available. You must be 18 to be in the hall during play. Doors will open at 1:15 p.m. at Story & Song Neighborhood Bookstore Bistro. Master of ceremonies Ron Kurtz and 10 storytellers will share how books and words have changed their lives. Directed A ro r frfrn tbtbr frnb rrr frWednesday, April 18 Solution by Sinda Nichols, the show includes Arlene Filkoff,Buffy Wells, Cass Willford, Dave Jonkers, Diana Herman, Jan Cote-Merow, Nadine Dickson, Rachel Tyler, and Redgie Gutshall. The store is located at 1430 Park Ave. in Fernandina Beach. Tickets are $10 and available at liveinkthe, tickets@liveinkthe and 206-7746. Art & Gardens, in collabora tion with Cummer Amelia, will present An Afternoon of Art: Lecture Series in partnership with the Fernandina Beach Branch Library from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 23. This series of lectures is free to the public, and registration is encour aged. Light refreshments and beverages will be served at no additional charge. For informa tion, contact Amber Sesnick at 899-6034 or asesnick@cum Amelia Lifelong Learning is hosting a Basic Spanish as part of its spring schedule. The classes offer adults the oppor tunity to explore new subjects in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere, with no pres sure, no papers, and no tests. Classes are still available at Amelia Island Plantation and at Amelia Community Theatre. The Spanish class will be taught by Berta Arias and is a fast, fun, and affordable way to learn the Spanish you need for travel abroad and for practical use at home. The class will meet Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Amelia Island Plantation between April 24 and May 24. The class fee is $50. For full information on classes and to register, visit the ALL website at and original Celtic Woman will perform with Dermot Kiernan at 7 p.m. April 26 and 27 at Amelia Community Theatre, located at 207 Cedar St. in Fernandina Beach. Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for students; a preshow meet and greet opportunity is available at 6:15 p.m. for $20. Call 261-6749 or visit ameliacommunitytheatre. org for tickets and information. Ballroom On Amelia offers Latin in Motion fitness class at 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays. A dance work shop is offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Wednesday and Thursday classes are $10 per person. A Friday Night Dance Party will be held 8-10 p.m. April 27; doors will open at 7:45 p.m. Admission is $10 cash at the door. For information, call 624-0886 or visit or the Ballroom on Amelia Facebook page. The Dynamic Les Into Spring with performances at Horizons Restaurant, 5472 First Coast Highway on Amelia Island. The group is scheduled to perform 6 to 9 p.m. April 27-28 and May 4-5 and 25-26. For reservations, call 3212430. $15 music charge. The Fernandina Beach draiser at 7 p.m. April 27 in the auditorium at the Atlantic Recreation Center. The Foundation funds vital supplies to the high school that Nassau County cannot provide. Visit for more information or contact FBHSFoundationtrivia@gmail. com. reational boating safety Flotilla 14-1 will conduct the course at the Amelia Island in Fernandina Beach, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 28, May 19, and June 9. Registration starts at 7:45 a.m. and costs $10. If you pass an exam, you will receive a Florida Boater Education card.r reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 4 to introduce a Kaleidoscope. Osprey Village will be sponsoring the event and serving light refreshments. The charity will be the Humane Society. The guest artist for Baker Hinton. She will have for sale some of her latest work Gallery artists will also be present. The Gallery is located in the Omni Spa & Shops, 94 Amelia Village Circle on Amelia Island. For more infor mation, call 432-1750 or visit The Friends of the Episcopal Church to discuss The Long Way by Bernard Moitessier. The program is free, and open to the public. Future meeting dates and books to be discussed are June 14, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro; July 12, by Geraldine Brooks; Aug. 9, Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward; Sept. 13, by Marjane Satrapi; Oct. 11, The God of Small by Arundhati Roy; Nov. 8, Being Mortal by Atul Gawande; Dec. 13, Miller by Henry James; Jan. 10, by Amor Towles; Feb. 14, by Julian Barnes. rr art classes are being held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at Clay Times Art Center, located at 112 S. Third St. in Fernandina Beach. All materials are provided for you to create your own 12-by12-inch piece of art, which can be picked up the next day when it has cured to a glasslike finish. Cost is $45. To register, contact Julie Delfs at 518-322-7937. are being offered by the Nassau County Adult Education Department. Two classes will be held in the old middle school in Yulee at 850935 U.S. 17 North in room 16-01 and run through May 15. The first class is from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. The second class is from 6:45 to 8 p.m. The third class will be held in Fernandina Beach in the Team Center of the Nassau County School District administration building at 1201 Atlantic Ave. on Thursdays through May 24 from 6:45 to 8 p.m. The limit for all classes is six participants. The cost for a class is $80. Call Michelle at 650-823-1767 to register. will be on view through April. A different artist will be on duty each day, and you will be able to view a variety of artwork by local artists. The gallery is open daily and located at 94 Amelia Village Circle in the Omni Spa & Shops. For information, call 432-1750 or go online to meets from 3 to 5 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the BuyGO store on South Eighth Street. established in 1989, is located Bluff Road and Oakwell Road in Kingsland, Georgia. We are a small Club with excellent facilities, consisting of friendly people passionate about our hobby. We welcome pilots of all levels. To learn more please visit Peck Center, 516 S. 10th St., Fernandina Beach. Amelia Island Duplicate Bridge Club hosts the only sanctioned ACBL duplicate bridge games on the island. Monday, 1 p.m.; Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.; Thursday, 1 p.m. For information, contact fredstokes50@ or (770) 616-7664. Bingo is played every at American Legion Post 54, 626 S. Third St. The public is invited to play in the meeting hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and early bird games begin at 6:05 p.m. Regular session, which consists of nine games for $20, begins at 6:30 p.m. Cash prizes, and proceeds are donated to help veterans and the community. You must be 18 to be in the hall during play. Call 261-7900. every Thursday and Sunday, Yulee Lions Club Bingo Hall. Doors open at 4 p.m., warm-ups at 5:15 p.m. Early birds play at 5:45 p.m. with the regular program at 6:30 p.m. Participants must be 18 years old; minimum purchase $15. Information, 708-2591. Living With Loss is a support group organized by the Nassau Alcohol Crime Drug Abatement Coalition for any one who has lost a loved one and needs a safe place for comfort and support. Meetings are Mondays from 4-5 p.m. at the Peck Center, 516 S. 10th St., Fernandina Beach. Cost is $10 per meeting. Call 2773699 or email supportgroups@ for information. Contract bridge, Monday and Thursday, except the first Monday of each month, 12:303:30 p.m., Peck Community Center, 516 S. 10th St., Fernandina Beach. oil your valves or wet your reed to join the Nassau Community Band! The ensemble meets weekly at 6 p.m. Thursdays in the Yulee Middle School band room, 85439 Miner Road. For more information, visit www.nas is open every Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and every Thursday, 1-4 p.m., Barnabas Center, 1303 Jasmine St., Fernandina Beach. It is a Nonprofit resource center for women with cancer, answers questions in a confidential set ting, provides support group information and more. For an appointment call 261-7000. will learn Amelia Island ghost stories while they tiptoe through dark streets and walk in the footsteps of a bygone era as the past comes alive through the storytelling of your guide. This tour begins at 6 p.m. every Friday. Meet your guide in the cemetery behind 801 Atlantic Ave. Tickets may be purchased at the Amelia Island Museum of History for $10/adults and $5/students, or before the tour with check or cash only. Living in Recovery is a support group organized by the Nassau Alcohol Crime Drug Abatement Coalition for anyone who recovering from any type of addiction. The goal of this group is to harbor a safe, confiden tial environment where one can gain support and skills to be successful in recov ery. Meetings are Tuesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Peck Center, 516 S. 10th St., Fernandina Beach. Cost is $10 per meeting. Call 277-3699 or email supportgroups@nacdac. com for information. meets in the parlor at St. 801 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Contact Ilona at 261-9361. Submit event announcements/briefs to Calendar Listing c/o News-Leader, 511 Ash St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034;; or 261-3696. SUBMITTEDLive Ink Theatre will present Words Matter Stories to Open Your Heart and Mind at 4 p.m. Sunday at Story & Song Neighborhood Bookstore Bistro. Master of ceremonies Ron Kurtz and 10 storytellers will share how books and words have changed their lives. Directed by Sinda Nichols, the show includes Arlene Filkoff, Buffy Wells, Cass Willford, Dave Jonkers, Diana Herman, Jan Cote-Merow, Nadine Vaughan DArdenne, Nancy Dickson, Rachel Tyler, and Redgie Gutshall. The store is located at 1430 Park Ave. in Fernandina Beach. Tickets are $10 and available at, and 206-7746. NL 6 col. Fri. 04.20.indd 14 4/19/18 10:53 AM


On Amelia Island at the base of the A1A bridge From 11:00 am daily Weekend breakfast from 8:00 AM960030 Gateway Blvd. 904-277-3700 Also recognized by USA Today as one of Jacksonvilles 10 Best Homestyle Restaurants for 2016Barbara Jeans was selected for Five Winners in the Elegant Island Living Magazines Best of 2017 Crab Cakes, Bread & Rolls, Soup, Vegetable Plate Selection and Southern CookingBarbara Jeans w on2017in the Best All Around Restaurant category!Florida Times Unions WINNER 2017 BOLD CITY BEST CRAB CAKES Best Best of the Dining Out Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Dining Out Out Out Out Out Out Out Out Out Out Out Dining Out at your favorite local spots CALL 261-3696 TO FIND OUT HOW YOUR RESTAURANT CAN BECOME A PART OF OUR WEEKLY DINING OUT FEATURE PAGE. Fried Shrimp: Buttermilk battered jumbos.Coastal Platter: Crab cake, shrimp & fried sh.Tuna Steaks: Grilled marinated Yellow-n Tuna.Catsh: Grilled or fried boneless catsh llets.Salmon: A grilled half pound boneless llet.Fried Fish Fillets: Hand battered Atlantic cod.Tonys Plate: N.Y. Strip and one seafood choice. & Platter: Crab cake and a seafood choice.Shrimp & Grits: Cheddar-cheese grits, shrimp and spicy andouille sausage.Meat Loaf: Better than Moms or Grandmas.Pot Roast: Slow cooked, tender and super tasty.Turkey and Dressing: All white breast meat.Pork Chops: 2 Grilled marinated boneless chops.Chicken Fried Steak: Buttermilk battered.Chicken Fried Chicken: As good as the steak.Chicken Finger Plate: Hand Breaded.Boneless Chicken Breast: Marinated & grilled.T-Bone Steak: 16oz, comes with a baked potato and choice of two veggies or a small saladVisit our website for more details and up-to-date prices. All of our seafood and regular entrees come with a choice of two veggies and your selection homemade breads and rolls. 2017 Elegant Island Living Magazines Best Crab Cakes2017 News-Leader BEST of the BestFlorida Times Unions 2017 BOLD CITY BEST CRAB CAKES Arts Alive Nassau is offering the following summers camps. Swashbucklers & Sea Fairies: An arts and crafts camp for students from 9 to 12 that will use artistic and creative talents in a variety of ways while focusing on themes of pirates and mermaids. Cost of $75 includes all supplies; Monday to Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon; June 18-20 at New Vision Congregational Church, 96072 Chester Road, Yulee; June 25-27 at Story & Song Neighborhood Bookstore Bistro, 1430 Park Ave., Fernandina Beach; Drums & Rhythm: Les DeMerle, world-renowned drummer and artistic director of the Amelia Island Jazz Festival, is offering this camp, designed to develop rhythm and enhance musical skills in drummers and percussionists as well as students of any instrument. Students will require a drum practice pad and a pair of drumsticks, both of which can be purchased at the first session. For ages 9 and up. Cost of $120 includes six sessions; Monday to Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon; July 9-11 and 16-18 at New Vision Congregational Church, 96072 Chester Road, Yulee; To register for either camp, contact Arts Alive Nassau at 3109243 or For more information, go online to Nassau County Boys & Girls Clubs will conduct summer academies at both the Lime Street and Old Nassauville Road clubs from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily beginning June 4 and ending Aug. 6. The camps are open to ages 6 to 18 and cost $360 each, which includes nine weeks of all-day specialized programs, field trips, swimming athletics, technology and more. Discounts for multiple youths from the same family are available as well as free and reduced lunches. Call 491-9102 to register at the Lime Street club and 261-1075 for the Old Nassauville Road club.ntbMs. Shannons Summer Camps is offering the following classes: Pamper Me! Spa Mad Scientist Shark Tank Inventor My Dolly and Me: Best Friends My Dolly and Me: Celebrate the Holidays Art World Explorer The camps range in price from $130 to $155 and are scheduled for June and July. For more information and to register, visit or call 904-556-1568. Fernandina Beach has recognized April 27 as Arbor Day and recently presented a proclamation stating such to the Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise, whose members will participate in the planting of three live oaks at 10 a.m. on that day in Central Park.JULIA ROBERTS/NEWS-LEADER SUBMITTEDFriends of the Library will continue its series of computer and mobile device workshops by Deryck Burnett, owner of Megabite Computer Services, on Saturday. As a follow-up to his last two workshops on installing apps on smartphones, Burnett will introduce and discuss the top five smart phone productivity apps available from noon to 1 p.m. in the Community Room of the Fernandina Beach Branch Library. Friends of the Library offers is offering the presentation free of charge. To register in advance, call 530-6500, ext. 1. For information regarding this event, on joining Friends of the Library, or to donate, visit the Friends of the Library website at The UF/IFAS Nassau Extension Service has announced its May slate of programs. Master Gardener Karl Shaffer will conduct a Landscape Matters class on hummingbirds at 10 a.m. May 2. The class will include a discussion about the characteristics of hummingbirds, their role as pollinators, and how to attract hummingbirds to yards. Plants that attract hummingbirds to your landscape will also be reviewed. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be held at the Yulee Extension office on Pages Dairy Road. For questions, contact the Extension office at 530-6353. UF/IFAS Nassau Extension Director and Horticulture Agent Rebecca Jordi will conduct a Plant Clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 7 and 21. All Nassau County residents may bring plant samples showing landscape problems to the Yulee Extension office on Pages Dairy Road for problems to be identified so solutions can be offered. There is no fee for this service. Jordi will conduct a class on palms that grow well in Northeast Florida at 10 a.m. May 17. Topics that will be covered include general biology of palms, cold hardy varieties, planting and fertilization, common palm diseases and nutrient deficiencies, and staking. Jordi will also perform an outdoor demonstration of proper pruning and fruit stalk removal. She is an ISA-certified arborist. The class will take place at the James S. Page Governmental Complex in Yulee, where the UF/IFAS Nassau Palm Demonstration Garden features a collection of palms. This class is open to the public. The Extension Service will also conduct its spring plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 19. The biannual event will have Master Gardener-propagated plants, select trees and shrubs, and goodies for your garden. The sale will take place at the Demonstration Garden at the James S. Page Governmental Complex in Yulee. Jordi will conduct a Plant Clinic during the sale. All proceeds will benefit the Nassau County horticulture program, providing funding for professional development, demonstration gardens and volunteer educational projects throughout Nassau County. For information about any of the above classes or the plant sale, call 530-6353. Master Gardeners are on phone duty from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays at 530-6350 (press for the Yulee office).DIANE WITHROW/ISLAND ART ASSOCIATIONIsland Art Association will host an Art Chat, open to the public, on Tuesday, April 24, with Diane Withrow, a Fernandina Beach resident of 19 years, who will share her love of painting people. Gathering at 6:30 p.m., the program will begin at 7 p.m. During her travels, Withrow liked drawing peoples faces. After painting her seven grandchildren, one at a time over three years, she took on the challenge of painting everyday faces. IAA is located at 18 N. Second St. The chat will take place in the organizations Education Building. For more information, visit the gallery or tr r t UF/IFAS NASSAU EXTENSION SERVICE/SPECIALThe county Extension Service will hold its annual spring plant sale on Saturday, May 19. NL 6 col. Fri. 04.20.indd 15 4/19/18 10:40 AM


Worship this wee kat the place of your choice... Doug Sides, Senior Pastor Morning Services 8:15 and 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm Wednesday Children 6:30 pm Nursery Provided For All ServicesYulee, FL 3209785971 Harts Rd. 9042255128 Y BC ULEE Y BCAPTISTVisitors Always Welcome! HURCH rf rfntbrfntb nbt nn 904-261-4293 7:30AM Rite 1 Service 8:15AM Breakfast 9:00AM Rite 2 Service 10:10AM Fellowship 11:00AM Rite 2 6:00PM 2nd Sunday Beach ServiceMain Beach 4th Sunday Celtic ServiceWelcomes You!Located at the corner of 8th &AtlanticSt. Peters Episcopal Church B LACKROCK B APTISTCHURCH96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee261-6220 John Kasper, PASTORSunday Morning Worship Service 10:30 amSunday School 9:15 am Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 7:00 pm Awana Wednesday 6:45 pm 8:15 pm Nursery Provided 10:45 a.m. Sunday Worship Nursery/Childrens church provided Located near Yulee Winn-Dixie 96038 Lofton Square Court 904-491-0363 F o c u s e d o n J e s u s C h r i s t F a i t h f u l t o G o d s W o r d O v e r f l o w i n g w i t h G o d s l o v e r fntbnnb b t bbbbnn bbnn bnn bbb brnn b 904 491 6082 8:00 AM Holy Communion ( aid) 9:15 AM Sunday Bible College 10:30 AM Holy Communion ( ung) The Church with the RED DOORS In Amelia Park by the YMCA 1830 Lake Park Drive Anglican Province of America TRINIT Y CHURCH HOL Y FIVE POINTS BAPTISTMORE THAN A CHURCH, WERE FAMILYCome Experience the Joy of Worship & Service Psalm 100Rev. FRANK CAMAROTTI, Pastor Sunday School ........................................ 10:00am Worship Service ..................................... 11:00am Evening Worship ......................................5:00pm Young Adult Bible Study ........................... 7:00pm Wednesday Encounter Youth Group .......... 7:00pm Children in Action .................................... 7:00pm Wednesday Prayer Service ........................ 7:00pm736 Bonnieview Road 904-261-4615 Nursery provided WorshipInJoy.comFind us on Facebook: Five Points Baptist Encounter Youth Sunday Service at 10am American Beach Community Center 1600 Julia Street UnityIsleofLight www. u nity i sleof l ight.comAll are welcome. Positive Path for Spiritual Living Sunday Services 9:15 & 11:15 a.m. ( 904 ) 277-4414 Amelia Plantation Chapel 36 Bowman Road Pastor Ted Schroder You Are Welcome Here! rfntb rf ftbrrb trrt rrffbt nrnrbrrfnttbbrrnrf Teaching and Living a Changed Life in Jesus Christ LEGACY BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday School all ages 9:30am Sunday Worship Service 10:30am Nursery and childrens church provided Wednesday Night Meal at 5:15pm, Bible study all ages 5:45pm, Prayer service 7:00pm Nursery provided.941328 Old Nassauville Road in Volunteer Fire Dept. Building 904-753-0731 Sunday School all ages 9:30am Sunday Worship Service 10:30am Nursery provided Wednesday Night Service 6pm Nursery provided 941328 Old Nassauville Road in Volunteer Fire Dept. Building 904-753-0731 Pastor Bill Yeldell rf rfntbrfntb nbt nn Weekend Masses:Sat Mass 4 p.m. (7:00pm Spanish) Sun Mass 8 a.m. (9:30am Family) Rev. Rafal 86000 St. Francis WayIntersection of SR200 & Gene Lasserre Blvd. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Mission Church ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI Catholic Mission Advertise Your Church Here!To advertise in the Church Directory; Call the News-Leader at 261-3696 Advertise Your Church Here!To advertise in the Church Directory; Call the News-Leader at 261-3696 The Toymakers of Yulee is hosting a community spring festival 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Yulee United Methodist Church, located at 86003 Christian Way in Yulee. The day will include a silent auction with local artists paintings, quilts, tools, gift certificates, bikes, Jaguars items, a derby race for Toymaker vehicles, demonstrations by the Nassau County Sheriffs Office, a crafts sales table, handmade wooden vehicles, food and drinks. Free Toymakers cars will be available for children to decorate. Proceeds help give handmade wooden toys to children who are sick or in troubled environments.rfThe Chancel Choir will perform Tom Fettkes The Majesty and Glory of the Resurrection during the Amelia Plantation Chapels spring musical event at 10 a.m. Sunday. This cantata, another of Fettkes masterpieces, celebrates the redeeming, risen, and reigning Lord. His work The Majesty and Glory of the Resurrection blends the poetry of traditional hymns with sacred classics, from Handels Messiah and the Hallelujah Chorus to Beethovens The Mount of Olives. It weaves as well the inspiration of gospel songs and worship and praise choruses. The narration has been written by the Reverend Norm Dalton, who will inject appropriate introductions to the pieces sections. Marilyn Bosworth will sing the Air from Handels Messiah I Know that My Redeemer Liveth. Contemporary worship choruses, such as Our God Reigns and other pieces, will also be part of this powerful and inspirational cantata. The closing selection will be the memorable Hallelujah Chorus. There will be one combined worship service at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 22. A nursery will be provided.nrtThe Macedonia A.M.E. Church family has invited the Fernandina Beach community to help celebrate Pastor Appreciation Day on Sunday at 3 p.m. in honor of its pastor, Rev. Anthony A.C. Daniel, who has become known for his positive spiritual contributions throughout the area as well as his inspiring sermons. Special guest speaker will be Reverend Pearce Ewing, pastor of historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church. Macedonia A.M.E. Church is located at the corner of Beech and South Ninth streets.bbCome join Tuesday, April 24, us as dive in deeper to touch the heart of God. Our time together reading and unpacking the Word of God is not only profound but fun! Dont miss this opportunity to worship, study and fellowship with other believers every Tuesday at noon. The Salvation Army Hope House is located at 410 S. Ninth St., Fernandina Beach.The regular multi-faith inspirational afternoon is on the second Sunday of each month. The next one will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at Springer Controls, located at 96072 Chester Road in Yulee. This will be an open, discussion/ conference-style meeting. Bring your own ideas, thoughts, writings, book, etc. All are welcome for a casual couple of hours, hospitality, friends and fellowship. The current Bah month is Glory. The month of Beauty begins April 28. For more information, call 566-5437 or 432-8845.When you see an item you need on two for one sale, please think of us at The Salvation Army Hope House and pick up two one for us and one for you! The items we need most this week are peanut butter, jelly, breakfast items like grits, oatmeal, and cereal, condensed and ready-to-eat soup, dried and baked beans, canned meats, veggies and fruit, boxed meals, instant potatoes, macaroni and cheese, ramen noodles, pasta and sauce. We are also in great need of deodorant, razors, shaving cream and quart-sized zip lock bags. Thank you for your generosity! Donations can be brought to The Salvation Army Hope House, 410 S. Ninth St., Fernandina Beach.rfrPrince of Peace Lutheran Church is the only Lutheran church in Nassau County and offers two worship services on Sunday mornings. The 9 a.m. service is a traditional liturgical service, while the 10:45 a.m. service is a more casual one. In months that have five Sundays, the final Sunday will have ONE combined service at 10 a.m. followed by a fellowship meal and community service project. Children are welcome and encouraged to be present at all worship services; however, a nursery area is available for children five years old and younger. Childrens Sunday School is at 10:15 a.m. Holy communion is offered at all worship services and is open to all baptized believers in Jesus Christ. Lutheranism is Bible-based and utilizes the Common Lectionary of scripture readings. Prince of Peace is located on Amelia Island at 2600 Atlantic Ave., next to the Atlantic Recreational Center and across from the main entrance to Fort Clinch State Park.Amelia Baptist Church hosts the Bible Study for College Age group at 7 p.m. each Sunday. For information and directions, call Adam Page at 261-9527.fThe Bahs of Nassau County hold prayers and meditations for peace, amity, concord and harmony every Saturday morning from dawn to sunrise on the beach at Seaside Park (east end of Sadler Road). For information, call 704-0568.Franklintown United Methodist Church will serve a meal at 4 p.m. and host a Bible study at 5 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month in its Gabriel Means Fellowship Hall. The dinners and Bible studies will be open to the public. The church is located at 1415 Lewis St. in Fernandina Beach. For more information, call 277-2726 or 261-5354 or email Submit event announcements/briefs to: Calendar Listing c/o News-Leader, 511 Ash St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034;; or 261-3696.Over the past few months, Wild Amelia has offered our community expert lectures about the lives of pelicans, the plight of right whales, the phenomena of urban coyotes, and the impossibleto-imagine details of sea turtle nesting. Earlier this week, the organization began an adult version of its Junior Naturalist Program that explores the seashore, including a study of crabs, the rhythm of our tides, and the essential role of sand dunes. Every Saturday at 10 a.m. at Fort Clinch, theres a guided nature walk around the Willow Pond trail. The hike meanders through a coastal maritime hammock down to fresh waterponds. Along the way, hikers are told about the native plants and animals and the part each one plays in an intricately designed eco system. These would be great fieldtrips for Bible study groups and Sunday school classes. Though the programs arent presented from an overtly Christian perspective, they provide insights into the mind of God, and they reveal something of his character. Think about it like this: If you wanted to know Rembrandt as a man, youd have to study his art. Youd have to understand the thinking behind The Night Watch, The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, and The Return of the Prodigal Son. Similarly, if you wanted to learn more about Frank Lloyd Wright his personality and character youd have to discover more about the homes he designed: Fallingwater, Kentucky Knob, and Graycliff. The same is true of God. If youre interested in who he is and what hes like, you must explore the things hes made. As theologian Thomas Dubay wrote, Creation is a book proclaiming the Creator. It is a book of beauty that our intellect reads, but through the passageways of our five senses. God wants us to ponder this world, and he tells us so repeatedly. In Romans 1:18-21, for instance, we catch a glimpse of Gods goal for the beauty and complexity around us. We see that hes revealed himself in creation in the whales, dunes, and crabs and it riles him when people take such things for granted. Marshes, rivers, and maritime forests provide a glimpse of his creative power. Its plain to see. We can all ponder it and contemplate what it means. Those who dismiss it find themselves on the wrong end of Gods wrath (Romans 1:18). While those who marvel at the fact that dolphins can hear frequencies far beyond our range and that a herons wingspan might stretch six feet and that the tides are caused by the gravitational forces of the moon, sun, and rotation of the Earth they will relish life in the wondrous world God has made. Psalm 111:2 tells us, Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them. The operative word here, says theologian T.M. Moore, is studied. It has a variety of meanings, he explains, including read repeatedly, discuss, investigate, and inquire. These nuances help us get a feel for what the psalmist means to convey that Gods works demand our attention. And the more we study them, the more motivated we are to explore further. Weve been created to do this, says Moore, but that doesnt mean its easy. In Ecclesiastes 1:13, Solomon reports, I applied my mind to study and to explore by wisdom all that is done under the heavens. What a heavy burden God has laid on mankind! Solomon had devoted himself to a task thats been given to all of us: To investigate everything thats been created and discern Gods purpose and plan for it. And that, Solomon says, can be a heavy burden. It takes time and it means well have to perfect new skills. But its worth the effort. Look at Proverbs 25:2: It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings is to search out a matter. So, while this work of examining everything God has made is hard, its also gratifying. It brings us face-to-face with the glory of God in creation. We discover more of him. We find joy and delight. Were inspired to learn more. Christians should go to Wild Amelia and take the Fort Clinch Nature Walk and go on the Amelia River Cruises. And we should bring our worldview with us. God expects us to find him in his general revelation. Hes eager for us to bask in his glory at the beach, along the Eagans Creek Greenway, in the marsh, and in our own backyards. Richard Doster lives in Fernandina Beach with his wife Sally. Hes the editor of byFaith, the magazine of the Presbyterian Church in America, and attends Grace Community Church in Yulee. Reach him at ddoster@icloud. com.rffntfbft Jim Wood, a nationally known speaker and educator, will deliver the keynote address for the 2018 observance of the National Day of Prayer in Nassau County. The local leadership team for the National Day of Prayer has announced that Wood will speak on Thursday, May 10, at 7 p.m. at the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Fernandina Beach. New Zion is the venue for the 22nd observance of the National Day of Prayer in our community. The National Day of Prayer theme for this year is Pray for America-Unity. The New Zion Missionary Baptist Church is located in the historic district at 10 S. 10th St. and Atlantic Avenue. There is no admission charge for the National Day of Prayer service and the community is invited to attend. For more information, contact Lennon at allenlennon@ NL 6 col. Fri. 04.20.indd 16 4/19/18 10:43 AM


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