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Feeling Low, Change your lifestyle

Feeling Low, Change your lifestyleThere must have been a time when you, or someone you know, was feeling low or down in the dumps. It could have been because of heartbreak, or maybe because you were unable to achieve your goals, because you could not get that job you had an eye for, or even simply for no apparent reason. You probably felt that you are fighting some kind of a battle, and your days were heavy and pointless. If so, that is perfectly okay. There is no rule that says you have to be happy 24/7 and everyone goes through such zombie days. The important thing, however, is to not remain in that state for long. You have to fight it off and regulate your life rather than shutting off everything and everyone and agonizing over it. Yet that does not mean medication and anti-depressants are the only way out.

Talk it out
Your situation demands that you stop bottling up your feelings and share your problems with someone you trust. A close friend, your sibling or parent, a neighbor maybe? Whomever you are comfortable with. While they may not always have suggestions for you to improve your life, opening up to someone will make you feel better.

Stop pressurizing yourself
We tend to pressurize ourselves, a lot. We are never satisfied with the results we get. Of course, one should be ambitious and aspire greatness, but certainly not to the point of making yourself feel worthless. Sit back, relax, and reflect on your life. Remind yourself of every success you have attained and every good thing you have done. Focus on your achievements, not your failures. Be content with yourself.

Exercise
Exercising as little as 30 minutes, three times per week can bring about tremendous improvement. It has been proved through some studies that exercising helps people who have mild or moderate depression. The reason exercise is a great way to feel better is that the activity releases “feel good” chemicals in the brain that improve your mood. Besides, you feel better physically as well which, again, means better emotional well being.

Eat well
It is common knowledge that the kind of food you eat makes a difference to your physical health, but the effects are on your emotional well being too. Yet, when people feel depressed they tend to turn to junk foods. Fatty meals and highly processed carbohydrates cause you to feel sluggish while a balanced diet, low in processed carbs,helps improve your mood.

Sleep well
While this may seem to be a chore to you in this condition, it is important to get enough sleep. Lack of sleep makes anyone feel upbeat and extreme sleep deprivation causes depression. But that also does not mean that you sleep away your days.

Yoga/Meditation
Performing yoga or meditation helps combat stress. It relaxes you and the results last long after the session.

Meet up with people
Cocooning yourself in your room certainly does not help and that is what people usually do when they feel low. Isolation only worsens it rather than helping with recovery.Get out of your house. Indulge in sociable activities. Meet your family. Plan a casual outing for the coming weekend. While you are at it,ladies, pick out your favorite dress, throw in some make up and accessories and doll up. Looking good will definitely make you feel confident about yourself.

Spend time with animals
While it may seem farfetched to some, animals are therapeutic and really smart. They can sense your depression. Having a pet and spendingtime with them lifts up your spirits. Ever wondered why so many dentists have a fish aquarium at their clinics? It is because simply watching fish lowers blood pressure and muscle tension in those about to undergo oral surgery.

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I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change at ACT

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change at ACTSponsored by The Patio Place, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, is coming to the Amelia Community Theatre!

The book and lyrics are by Joe DiPietro, with music by Jimmy Roberts, and the play will be performed August 13-29, 2015. This production is directed by Toni D’Amico, with Musical Director Shelli D.Long.

This small-cast musical comedy is a celebration of the mating game, what it involves and what it may lead to: dating, love, marriage, in-laws, and children. Presented in a revue style, it pays tribute to those who have found the courage to ask, “What are you doing on Saturday night?” (Adult language and humor.)

Show times:
August 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29 – 8:00 pm
August 23 – 2:00 pm

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Pictured – Back row: Walker Davis, Marcus Rau, Jonathan Leonard, Ben Davis
Seated in front: Carol Davis, Sara Austen Muir, Jennifer Paulk, Elizabeth Bricknell

In a series of vignettes, this modern musical comedy presents the American mating game, beginning with dating, and moving on to marriage, in-laws, and children.

Our talented cast of eight play over 40 characters, such as the couple on a blind date, the perennial bridesmaid, the obsessive new parents, and strangers who discover that funerals can be a good place to find love.

The cast includes three actors who have appeared on the ACT stage previously – Jonathan Leonard (Grease), Jennifer Paulk (Hair), and Marcus Rau (The 25th Annual Putnam Co. Spelling Bee). Elizabeth Bricknell, Sara Austen Muir, plus real-life married couple, Carol and Walker Davis, and their son, Ben Davis, are making their ACT debut.

An alternate title for this musical comedy is “Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives, and in-laws, but were afraid to admit.” The show does have adult content and humor.

When I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change premiered in 1995, a woman in the audience shouted out, “This is my life.” The cast knew then they were on to something special!

Tickets:
Adults – $20.00
Students – $10.00 (k-12)

Sponsored by The Patio Place, a new bistro coming to downtown Fernandina Beach in the fall. Owned by ACT actor and volunteer Amy Petroy, the restaurant will feature fresh and healthy cuisine, with locally sourced ingredients and an international flavor. Amy will be providing refreshments for the Opening Night Party of this play serving crepe chocolate rolls and hummus with crepe chips. She will also have a cooking station in the lobby demonstrating the techniques she learned in Brittany, France for preparing authentic crepes using a billig (crepe machine).

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Make Plans Now for the Nassau County Council on Aging Gala

Make Plans Now for the Nassau County Council on Aging GalaFernandina Beach, FL – What 1964 Frank Sinatra song was “the first music ever heard on the Moon” when played on a portable cassette player by Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin after he stepped onto its surface in 1969? If you answered “Fly Me to the Moon,” then you won’t want to miss the Nassau County Council on Aging’s 2015 Gala on Friday, October 2, 2015.

The theme of this year’s event is, as you probably guessed, “Fly Me to the Moon” and the evening promises to enchant guests with celestial surroundings at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation beginning at 6 p.m.

Guests can immortalize their evening at the Paper Moon Photo Booth and then enjoy a superb full-course dinner with wine. Only the Moon and the stars, and those attending the Gala, will know which of the night’s stellar entertainments will be most popular: The incomparable singing of Rick Davis and his playlist of nostalgic songs or the live and silent auctions featuring everything from jewelry to fine art, premier golfing packages to unique gift baskets.

Corporate and individual sponsorships for the Gala are still available. Ranging from the Crescent Moon level at $500 up to the $10,000 Sapphire Moon sponsorship – contributing to the Gala not only affords sponsors numerous promotional opportunities, but assists the NCCOA in providing home-delivered meals, home healthcare, transportation, adult day healthcare and more to Nassau County seniors.

So, mark your calendars now and join us for a memorable night of Moon magic at the Nassau County Council on Aging’s 2015 Gala, Friday, October 2 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Call (904) 261-0701 or visit the Events page of their website at www.nassaucountycoa.org for more information or to make a reservation.

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Getting the Best Deals When You Buy Supplements Online

Getting the Best Deals When You Buy Supplements OnlineCenturies ago, chemists tried coming up with an elixir that would solve all health problems. Of course, they never succeeded and while they have done many more studies to get a permanent solution to health weaknesses, none has really provided an answer.

The Modern Day Elixir
Nevertheless, it seems like herbal extracts are gradually proving to be a lasting solution to most illnesses and even averting aging. Across the globe, supplements manufactured from these extracts are proving crucial in dealing with myriad health problems that seem to defy technological solutions.

Herbal extracts are useful in making supplements sold online. Neulife offers the most credible source of these nutrients because it has a wide variety of product range. From Primrose Oil, Korean Ginseng, Green Tea, Silymarin Milk to Grape Seed, there are so many products and each comes with its own range of health benefits.

Getting the Best Deal
Well, with the popularity of these extracts in the contemporary world, you will get thousands of manufacturers, which means you have to be cautious when shopping. More importantly, if you are looking for supplies you need a source that will give you the most affordable deal.

What should you consider? Here are some ideas:

1. Check Reputation
The best online store for herbal extracts has a solid background, which you can confirm by talking to other users or by reading reviews. When you buy from such established and credible stores you have an assurance of multiple bargains and discounts because such a store already has its own network.

2. Availability of Bargains and Deals
Before you make any order, compare as many online stores as possible to ensure you pick the one that comes with deals that are most irresistible. You should sign up for deals and discounts and if they are offering coupons for their supplements make sure you get as many as possible. The fact that these products are most effective when used consistently means you need constant supply. Such deals save you a lot of money.

3. Wide Range of Products
If you are able to get a herbal extract retailer who stocks a wide range of products, then you are in for a good deal. These stores help you to get everything under one roof and the beauty of it is that you get even more discounts when you shop for multiple products. If you have a big order of myriad supplements, you are in luck because the discounts will be amazing.

4. Customer Service
One way of ensuring you clinch a bargain when making your purchase is by getting the right information on products that you need. With an excellent customer service through calls, email and chat, you have a cornucopia of information to relay on. Perhaps you are not sure about some ingredients on some products, these experts will help you by providing every single detail you need to get you a fantastic deal.

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Townies Pizzeria Amelia Island Recycles Bicycles and Creates Art

Townies Pizzeria Amelia Island Recycles Bicycles and Creates ArtFernandina Beach, FL – Townies Pizzeria announces a “Bike Wall” community outreach. Coordinated by popular local artist Lamar Miles, a bicycle wall has been created at the Amelia Island restaurant. Recycle your bicycle and eat dinner on the locally owned pizzeria.

(If you are not familiar with Lamar Mile’s artwork, visit Townies and check out the murals he has already painting at the Pizzeria.)

Townies is dedicated to providing great food and fresh food that is prepared to order. They make their own sauces and dough daily from fresh ingredients. Using fresh local produce, you will taste the difference!

Remove the chain and bring your bicycle to Townies, located at 819 TJ Courson Road (the old Kentucky Fried Chicken building).

Your bicycle will become part of a permanent art wall at the restaurant!

To thank those donating bicycles Townies will offer a free 18″ cheese with two toppings and a two liter soda. Bicycles need to be in good shaped to be used as art.

The locally owned pizzeria is about fun and good pizza and is committed to community projects.

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Friends of the Library Receives Gift for Local History Section

Friends of the Library Receives Challenge Gift for Local History SectionFernandina Beach, FL – With Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library (FOL) approaching its fundraising goal for library improvements, an anonymous benefactor has donated $5,000 of the $35,000 needed to sponsor the local history section. This gift includes a challenge to other local history buffs to join him and cover the remaining $30,000 needed to purchase furniture and collection additions, says Dee Torre, Friends of the Library Campaign Chair.

According to Torre, most rooms and special sections in the ‘new’ library have already been sponsored or ‘named’ by donors or in memory of their loved ones. “Local history is important in our community and is one of only two areas left without a ‘name.’ We are excited that this individual has started this effort to sponsor ‘Friends of Local History’ section.”

Currently, the local history section features books, periodicals and other documents relevant to past and current people and events in Nassau County, nearby Georgia, and Florida as a whole. “In addition to physical publications, we need a designated computer and databases so people can access the many other resources that are available online. Tables, shelving and comfortable work and study areas are also greatly needed,” says Nassau County Assistant Library Director, Janet Loveless. “With additional funds we can add special collections and resources not already available in our community, thus giving patrons free access to local history six days a week.”

The first phase of furniture and equipment purchased with FOL funds is now on order and should arrive soon and we anticipate other orders this fall, Torre said. “We are thrilled to be so close to reaching our goal of a well-equipped library. Thanks to amazing generosity from the community, FOL has raised $1,020,000 of the $1.2 million it promised several years ago to match City and County contributions to this library improvement project.”

To donate to “Friends of Local History” or learn more about naming opportunities, call 904-321-6529 or visit fernandinafol.org, where you can make a donation online, join FOL, renew your membership, purchase event tickets and volunteer.

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Mid-Summer 2015 Update from Nassau’s Property Appraiser

Mid-Summer 2015 Update from Nassau's Property AppraiserNassau County, FL – “Thank you again for the opportunity you have given me to serve as your Property Appraiser. It truly is an honor and a privilege. For the third year in row we have reduced our expenses by cutting waste, cross training staff, outsourcing work, and embracing technology. We will continue to look for ways to improve our efficiency, save tax dollars, and offer the very best in customer service. I want to thank the other Constitutional Officers; Supervisor of Elections, Vicki Cannon; Tax Collector, John Drew, and Sheriff Bill Leeper for working with us on inter-local agreements which result in the sharing of staff and resources that have helped reduce our expenses and ultimately save tax dollars.

In 2014, we assumed the responsibility of 911 addressing which had previously been handled by the Sheriff’s office. This enabled us to have one unified GIS map for the County and allowed the Sheriff to reduce his staff size without a net increase to our staff. We also implemented an online homestead exemption option. You can now file for homestead exemption from the comfort and convenience of your home or office.

The 2015 assessment roll was recently approved by the Department of Revenue for Nassau County and reflects an increase in the taxable value for a second year in a row. Strong sales activity during 2014 has helped stabilize the local market by reducing inventory and shifting the market from a buyer’s market to a seller’s market in some price ranges. The value increase is directly related to supply and demand economics, historically low interest rates, and increase in new construction.

New construction during 2014 has added over $140 million of building value to the tax roll.

It is the statutory responsibility of the Property Appraiser’s Office to list and appraise all properties within the County to a fair market value every year and to administer property tax exemptions. It is the commitment of this office to execute the duties and responsibilities of the office of Property Appraiser in a fair and equitable manner. Therefore, we have continued to work hard to correct inconsistencies in the way property had been appraised in the past and to try and make sure we are not appraising property for more than it could reasonably sell for in the open market. The market value for 2015 is up by more than 6% compared to 2014, while the taxable value is up more than 5%. This is good news for Nassau County because it helps restore equity to property owners who lost value during the recession. Properties with homestead exemption are protected by the “Save Our Homes” Amendment which caps the amount of increase to the assessed value to no more than 3%, or the consumer price index, whichever is lower. For 2015 the increase is capped at .8%. Also, it should be noted that higher property values do not necessarily mean a tax increase. Local taxing authorities have the option to use the “Roll Back Rate” which would keep taxes at their current level.

During the next few weeks, all property owners will receive their notice of proposed property taxes, also known as the Truth in Millage (TRIM) notice. This notice will give you your 2015 values and list any exemptions you have applied and been approved for. If you believe your property is worth less than the Market Value stated on the notice, please call or email our office to discuss. We will be glad to review and get back with you. It is the goal of this office to be efficient, consistent, and fair with all property owners. I am happy to meet with you personally.

As Property Appraiser I appreciate the opportunity you have given me and I am here to continue serving you to the best of my ability.”

A. Michael Hickox
Nassau County Property Appraiser

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Edward Jones Financial Advisor Wins Award for Outstanding Performance

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Wins Award for Outstanding PerformanceBrian P. Henning of Edward Jones recently won the firm’s coveted Zeke McIntyre Pioneer Award, which recognizes new financial advisors who achieve high levels of success early in their careers with the financial services firm. Henning was one of only 247 of the firm’s more than 14,000 financial advisors to receive the award.

Jim Weddle, the firm’s managing partner, said the award is a strong indicator of a financial advisor’s future success.

“We recruit and hire our financial advisors from among the best, so we expect them to do well,” Weddle said. “But to achieve such success early in his career with Edward Jones is outstanding, and I commend Brian for his performance and dedication.”

The award is named after Edward Jones legend Zeke McIntyre, who opened the firm’s first branch office in 1957 in Mexico, Mo.

Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company, provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. The firm’s 14,000-plus financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients. Edward Jones, which ranked No. 6 on FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2015, is headquartered in St. Louis. FORTUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with and do not endorse products or services of Edward Jones. The Edward Jones website is located at www.edwardjones.com, and its recruiting website is www.careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.

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August 2015 at the AIFBY Chamber of Commerce

August 2015 at the AIFBY Chamber of CommerceAmelia Island, FL – Here is what’s coming up in August at the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce:

Tuesday, August 11, 8:30 am • Yulee Area Council • Wards Auto Painting & Bodyworks • 463360 SR 200, Yulee, FL 32097 • Free for Chamber members; $25 for prospective members

Tuesday, August 18, 8:30 am • Health Care Council • Chamber of Commerce • 961687 Gateway Blvd, Suite 101G, Fernandina Beach, FL

Thursday, August 20, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm • Business After Hours hosted by Castle Group, Amelia Island Plantation Community Association, and Osprey Village • Walker’s Landing • 1 Walker’s Landing, Amelia Island, FL 32034 • $5 for Chamber members; $25 for prospective members

Friday, August 21, 5:00 pm • Ribbon Cutting • Art on Centre • 503 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Friday, August 28, 8:30 am-11:30 am • First Coast CPR training for Chamber members • Chamber of Commerce • 961687 Gateway Blvd, Suite 101G, Fernandina Beach, FL • Free for Chamber members, limited to 10 per class • Register through www.islandchamber.com

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Hundreds Show Support of Kathy Burns for Superintendent of Schools

Hundreds Show Support of Kathy Burns for Superintendent of SchoolsNassau County, FL – Dr. Kathy Burns, a lifelong resident of Nassau County and candidate for Superintendent of Schools, held her campaign kick-off event this past Tuesday, touting her education, experience, and leadership skills.

Dr. Burns was well received by the nearly 400 people in attendance with over five thousand dollars being raised for her campaign. “It was very humbling having so much support from the community,” said Burns.

Retired Fernandina Beach High School Band Director Johnny Robinson performed for the evening alongside the Instant Groove Band while members of the Nassau County Professional Firefighters prepared the meal.

Campaign Kickoff 2015-BurnsNotable supporters who attended the event included Tax Collector John Drew, Chair of the County Commission Pat Edwards, Commissioner Danny Leeper, Chair of the School Board Donna Martin, School Board Members Gail Cook and Jamie Deonas, along with many other dignitaries and elected officials.

Retiring Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Ruis gave an encouraging speech, endorsing Dr. Burns as his successor.

It was announced at the event that this was possibly the largest campaign rally in Nassau County history.

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Fernandina Airport’s Master Plan Update Coming Together

Fernandina Airport's Master Plan Update Coming TogetherThe Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and Passero Associates are producing well-laid plans for the next 20 years.

Utilizing teamwork and discussions completed to date, Passero has created a geographical layout of the city’s airport (FHB). It is separated into eight core areas of focus, based on information from a web survey regarding FHB development. The planning team is now addressing each core area individually as it formulates its Master Plan Update:

Core 1 recommendations: Additional t-hangars; public welcome center with entryway; public fire station.
Core 2 recommendations: Leave these 8.64 acres untouched for now, with possibilities for limited access in the future.
Core 3 recommendations: Larger, corporate hangars; mixed t-hangars. These recommendations have already been presented to and accepted by the Fernandina Beach City Commission.
Core 4 recommendations: Already preserved as a golf course.
Core 5 recommendations: Build an access road and provide for additional aviation uses (hangars, t-hangars, aviation businesses). This will not impact the utility of decommissioned runway 18-36 as an overflow parking area. In fact, this area will likely be left alone for some time and designated as available for future aviation developments. No prescriptive development is planned for the FHB Master Plan Update.
Core 6 recommendations: Reserve for future non-aviation development.
Core 7 recommendations: Small parcel sizes and proximity to the runway make this area challenging, although a future marina to support Crane Island development could prove to be a good use. The TAC concurred that development in this section could be difficult and it desires these areas to be left alone.
Core 8 recommendations: Split the designation as non-aviation/aviation for the 20-year plan update, with non-aviation available in the northwest quadrant of the core and aviation developments in the southwest quadrant.

Progress also continues with the airport’s business planning via team member Dr. Dave Byers of Quadrex Aviation. Dr. Byers is working on a strategic business plan, as well as principal guiding documents and assessment of the airport’s regional value.

Most of the principal guiding documents are in place already, but the goal is to manage and enhance the appearance and development of the airport. The documents have been streamlined and will assist future developers in matching their own business plans with FHB’s expectations.

The airport’s regional value can be increased by staying aware of what nearby airports are doing. There is also plenty of potential for increasing non-aviation usage of airport property. However, this requires better vehicle access and smoother traffic in and out of the airport. The installation of a roundabout at the main entrance has been deemed a good consideration while addressing these issues.

Working on behalf of the City, Passero Associates communicates to the City of Fernandina Beach, its citizens and Municipal Airport stakeholders, the ongoing process of developing a master plan for FHB. This planning process will be periodically reported to the public in the form of meetings to be held in Fernandina Beach. The FHB Communications Plan involves conducting and documenting five public meetings and distributing concise summaries to the public via periodic press releases; email; social media; and a website: http://www.fbfl.us/airportplanningproject

For more information on the planning process, please contact Zach Nelson at (904) 757-6106 or email to FBmasterplan@yahoo.com

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Sister Hazel to Perform at Fernandina’s Tailgate Classic

Sister Hazel to Perform at Fernandina's Tailgate ClassicKick off football season beach-style with Fernandina Beach’s Great Southern Tailgate Classic on August 21-22. Packed with live music and celebrating the best of football season in the South, the fun starts on Friday night and continues through Saturday, leading up to a performance by alternative rock favorite Sister Hazel.

Host hotel Residence Inn Amelia Island is offering a special package including two night’s stay in a spacious suite, two weekend event tickets ($50 value), free parking, free island shuttle & complimentary hot breakfast buffet. (Plus, just in case you need more time to tailgate, their new outdoor kitchen features two large grills alongside a fire pit, hot tub spa, and pool.)

You won’t want to miss:
-Friday night’s pep rally event kickoff featuring local bands and Colorado’s The Motet, a world-class improvisational funk band
-Saturday’s tailgate cooking demonstrations on the hour from 11am – 3pm
-The chance to earn points for your school by showing off your skills in Knockerball, cornhole, giant pong, dizzy punt, and other games
-Kid’s Zone activities for the younger fans and a Cool Zone for everyone
-Dancing on Saturday afternoon to the high-energy sounds of festival favorites Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band and New Orleans’ Dumpstaphunk
-Enjoying singer-songwriter Marc Broussard, a second-generation Louisiana musician known for his “Bayou Soul” style
-The team Spirit Pep Rally leading up to Sister Hazel taking the stage at 7:30 on Saturday night
-Tickets are on sale now, priced at $25 and good for the entire weekend. For more information and the full event schedule, visit greatsoutherntailgateclassic.com and the Great Southern Tailgate Classic Facebook page.

Friday – August 21, 2015
5:00pm – Gates open
5:30pm – 6:30pm – S.P.O.R.E. performs
6:30pm – 7:00pm – Rock-paper-scissors championships
7:00pm – 9:00pm – The Motet performs
9:00pm – Event concludes

Saturday – August 22, 2015
10am – Gates open
10:30am – 11:30am – Drumline showdown opening round
11:30am – 12:30pm – Rusty Shine performs
12:30pm – 1:00pm – Dizzy punt challenge
1:00pm – 2:30pm – Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band performs
2:30pm – 3:00pm – Drumline showdown finals
3:00pm – 4:30pm – Dumpstaphunk performs
5:00pm – Cornhole championships
5:00pm – 6:30pm – Marc Broussard performs
6:30pm – 7:30pm – Team spirit pep rally
7:30pm – 9:00pm – Sister Hazel performs
9:00pm – Event concludes

(Other fan interaction events to be held throughout the day. Stay tuned for updates for updates.)

For more about places to stay and activities to enjoy on Amelia Island, visit ameliaisland.com.

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Rotary Sunrise Receives Significent Achievement Award

Rotary Sunrise Receives Significent Achievement AwardFernandina Beach, FL – Immediate past president of the Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise, Mark Cutshaw, of Florida Public Utilities accepted the Significant Achievement Award from Fel Lee, District Governor, at the recent Installation of Officers event held at the Marlin and Barrel Distillery, the newest business in Downtown Fernandina Beach.

Approximately 150 awards of this nature were given out from Rotary International. The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise won for its signature fundraising event – the Annual International Food and Wine Tasting Event held the first weekend of March.

In 2012, the Sunrise Club applied for district matching grants which resulted in over $33,279.04 to Wolfson Children’s Hospital to purchase four pediatric neurosurgery beds. 84 percent of Nassau County children receive care at Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

In 2013, Wolfson’s was able to purchase three defibrillators with the proceeds from the fundraiser. In 2014, the Sunrise Club partnered with Arts Alive Nassau to help fund their music education programs.

Upcoming meeting speakers:
Aug 07, 2015-Roger Morenc, Marlin & Barrell Distillery
Aug 14, 2015-Linda McClane, Amelia Community Theatre
Aug 21, 2015-Phyllis Davis, Amelia Island Museum of History
Aug 28, 2015-State Senator, Aaron Bean Legislative Update

The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise meets weekly at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club at 7:30am. For more information about the club or to attend a breakfast meeting, please contact President, Cindy Jackson, at bijouxamelia@comcast.net, or go to www.ameliaislandrotary.com.

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FSCJ Nassau Hosts New Student Information Session

FSCJ Nassau Hosts New Student Information SessionFlorida State College at Jacksonville’s (FSCJ) Nassau Center is hosting a new student information session to introduce prospective students and parents to the numerous opportunities the Nassau Center has to offer. Take a tour of the Nassau Center, meet the caring and dedicated staff and learn about the affordable degrees you can earn without leaving Nassau County. Faculty and staff will discuss admissions, advising, career development, financial aid and degree cohorts.

Degree programs include options such as business administration, supervision and management, culinary arts, cardiovascular technology and more.

Door prizes and light refreshments will be served.

WHEN: Thursday, August 6, 2015, from 6-7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Florida State College at Jacksonville-Nassau Center
76346 William Burgess Blvd. Yulee, FL 32097

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Fernandina Firefighters Donate to Fernandina’s Library

Fernandina Firefighters Donate to Fernandina's LibraryFernandina Beach, FL – In support of improved library services in our community, members of the Organized Firefighters of Fernandina Beach (OFFB) presented a check for $500.00 to Friends of the Library (FOL) at the July 7, 2015, meeting of the Fernandina Beach City Commission.

The funds will help purchase furniture for the newly expanded facility.

The Firefighters also announced a smoked chicken dinner fundraiser for the fall that will also support the library improvements.

Pictured:
OFFB President Chett Lyncker
OFFB Vice President James Tucker
FOL President Bill Flynn

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