Registration for the Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) Center for Lifelong Learning Fall 2014 classes is now open. The fall term classes cover a variety of subjects including languages, computers, cameras, monsters, history and soup. Classes will be held at the Amelia Island Plantation, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and the FSCJ Betty P. Cook Nassau Center.
The registration fee for most classes is $50, with the exception of How to Use a Digital Camera and iPad Basics, which are $40 each. Costs of materials, (books, etc.) vary by class. To register and pay for classes, click here.
Submitted by Gerry Clare
Roving Reporter August 28, 2014 4:07 p.m.
As I was visiting friends at Quality Health last week, I was met with a happy scene on the porch. Susan Haney and “Jingles” were meeting Renata and John Sharp and there were smiles all around. As I entered the building, I was met by Mary Ann Howat and “Whiskers” in the hall, who mentioned that this pet therapy program was a regular happening and being run by Dickie Anderson, who had started a similar program years ago with a friend. At that time she took her own pets, “Ogie” and “Mac” to visit.
It was so obvious that many of the residents in wheelchairs were delighted by the visits. Their faces lit up and petting and tail waving were the hit of the day. The volunteers walk Continue reading →
Press Release Submitted by Amelia Island Blues Festival Submitted by Jeff Malone August 28, 2014 3:25 p.m.
The Amelia Island Blues Festival returns back to the ocean breezes of Main Beach on September 12th and 13th for two great days of music. Four award winning artist are set to headline this years event. Curtis Salgado, winner of the 2010 Blues Music Award effortlessly mixes blues, funk and R&B with a delivery that is raw and heartfelt.
Grammy Award and Blues Music Award Nominee, John Primer, a Chicago blues
legend, is one of the finest performers of Chicago Blues today. Samantha Fish won the 2012 Blues Music Award for “Best New Artist Debut” for her album, “Runaway”.
Bernard Allison’s acclaimed career has included decades of performing the Blues. Bernard plays the same smokin’ six string guitar style as his late father, blues legend Luther Allison. “We are very excited to have all of these world-class blues artist at our 4th annual event” adds Jeff Continue reading →
“Science First, a Yulee manufacturer of science education equipment and other products, announces the acquisition of some assets of The Science Source of Waldoboro, Maine, a manufacturer of similar equipment, from Anania and Associates, a Maine-based investment company”
Nancy Bell, President of Science First, is pleased to announce that on August 4, 2014, her Continue reading →
Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger August 27, 2014 5:21 p.m.
Nassau County Commissioner Steve Kelley and future Commissioner George Spicer gathered supporters at the Kelley Pest Control warehouse to wait election results and both candidates had reason to celebrate. Having garnered 54% of the vote, Kelley representing District 2, will face write-in candidate Eugene Edward Alley in November’s general election.
Spicer, District 4, narrowly defeated incumbent Barry Holloway with 48% of the vote, a Continue reading →
Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 27, 2014 3:31 p.m.
At 4:30 p.m. on August 26, 2014, Chair Len Kreger gaveled to a close the third and final meeting of the Fernandina Beach Planning Advisory Board (PAB) Subcommittee meeting. The PAB formed this subcommittee to consider public input on the draft Port Master Plan submitted by the Ocean Highway and Port Authority (OHPA) for inclusion as an appendix to the Port Element of the city’s Comprehensive Plan. Kreger informed Tuesday’s audience of about 30 people that the full PAB and the subcommittee combined had taken almost 8 hours of public input on the Port Master Plan and that over a thousand pages of documents and comments had been compiled. He said that at the end of this final meeting, the Subcommittee would have done its job. He explained that all comments collected will be turned over to the OHPA for consideration at their September 10 meeting. He expressed the hope that the OHPA would come back to the city with a revised Master Plan after considering the input received. Continue reading →
A memorial service to celebrate and give thanks for Father Gray’s life and ministry will be held Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Fernandina Beach, Florida
The Rev. Neil Irvin Gray, “Father Neil,” pastor, mentor and friend to thousands of parishioners and students in northeast Florida for seven decades, died in the peace
of God at the age of 95.
Born in Tyrone, Pennsylvania on July13, 1918, to James Edward Gray and Alma Rency Knudson, Neil knew in high school that despite his interest in engineering, he wanted to serve the church.
The first in his family to go to college, after attending Bard College he graduated with a degree in Philosophy from the University of Virginia and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He attended General Seminary in New York, was ordained in Pennsylvania in 1943 and married Elizabeth Continue reading →