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3rd Annual Trees For Troops

3rd Annual Trees For Troops The 3rd Annual Trees for Troops hopes to provide at least 100 lighted, two-foot Christmas Trees, presents and filled stockings to United States military troops serving in the Middle East.

Hosted by Mothers of America’s Military Fallen, Spc Kelly J. Mixon Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 tax expempt not-for-profit organization established in Kelly’s memory. He grew up in Nassau County, Florida and graduated FBHS in 2005. Kelly was killed in action in Afghanistan on December 8, 2010.

Donations ideas include:
LIghted and decorated 2-ft artificial trees (Non breakable ornaments, please.)
Beef jerky
Summer sausage
Tuna packets
Crackers
Hard Candy
Granola bars
Hot cocoa packets
Boxed cookies
Gum
Lip balm
and more…

Trees for Troops will be held at Maxwell Hall, Memorial United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 1, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Located at 601 Centre Street, there will be a “drop off” service available on North Sixth Street.

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Micah’s Place Receives Grant from Mary Kay

Micah's Place Receives Grant from Mary KayFernandina Beach, FL – While domestic violence has experienced a recent boost in awareness due to recent events, women and children in Nassau County are in need of housing, resource and support programs as they flee abusive situations and work to rebuild their lives.

Micah’s Place in Nassau County, Florida received a $20,000 grant from The Mary Kay Foundation as part of the organization’s annual Shelter Grant program to maintain critical services and programs. The Mary Kay Foundation awarded a total of $3 million in funding to 150 domestic violence shelters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam in advance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.

“It’s been a bigger challenge than ever for shelters to keep their doors open and grants from The Mary Kay Foundation are a vital part in helping shelters move forward in their missions,” said Anne Crews, board member for The Mary Kay Foundation and Vice President of Public Affairs for Mary Kay Inc. “The shelter grants are a signature program of the Foundation and represent just one of the ways Mary Kay is committed to ending domestic violence. We are proud to support local shelters like Micah’s Place that are on the front lines of helping women and children who need shelter and support from abuse.”

Micah’s Place is a Certified Domestic Violence Center – and the only one serving Nassau County, Florida. The mission is to provide prevention and intervention services to victims of domestic violence and to provide education within the community to affect change in behavior and attitudes relating to domestic violence. Micah’s Place offers safe, confidential shelter, advocacy, a 24-hour toll-free hotline, counseling, legal advocacy, and support groups to victims of domestic violence.

All services are free and confidential. For more information, please visit www.micahsplace.org or call the administration office at (904) 491-6364 or the Hotline: (800) 500-1119.

For nearly 20 years The Mary Kay Foundation has supported the prevention and elimination of domestic violence, an epidemic that touches one in every four women in her lifetime. Through the Foundation’s annual shelter grant program, $37 million has been granted to domestic violence organizations since 2000. Nearly 700 shelters requested funding this year.

About The Mary Kay Foundation
The Mary Kay Foundation was created in 1996, and its mission is two-fold: to fund research of cancers affecting women and to help prevent domestic violence while raising awareness of the issue. Since the Foundation’s inception, it has awarded more than $37 million to shelters and programs addressing domestic violence prevention and nearly $22 million to cancer researchers and related causes throughout the United States. More than 97% of each donated dollar goes to the missions. To learn more about The Mary Kay Foundation, visit marykayfoundation.org or call 1-877-MKCARES (652-2737).

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Think Before You Pink and Stop the Distraction

Think Before You Pink and Stop the DistractionSan Francisco, CA – Breast Cancer Action (BCAction), the national watchdog for the breast cancer movement, launched a sweeping critique of pink ribbon culture and marketing by outlining the specific ways pink ribbon culture fails women. They are demanding pink ribbon marketers Stop the Distraction and are focusing on six prominent corporate targets.

The October 2014 campaign, which is a continuation of BCAction’s hallmark award-winning Think Before You Pink® campaign, is a six-point take-down of pink ribbon cause marketing and the broader culture of “pink” which expands BCAction’s long-standing commitment to addressing exploitation, corporate profiteering and hypocrisy in breast cancer fundraising.

In a damning critique of pink ribbon product and promotions, Breast Cancer Action executive director Karuna Jaggar said “The annual flood of products and the widespread culture of ‘pink’ have hijacked the breast cancer movement. Pink ribbon culture serves to sanitize this devastating disease. In order for pink ribbon products to be profitable, marketers must make breast cancer palatable.”

Stop the Distraction identifies six problems of pink ribbon culture and marketing and identifies six organizations whose outrageous campaigns exemplify everything that’s wrong with pink ribbon culture:

-The National Football League (NFL) is spreading misinformation about breast cancer by repeating disproven and misleading advice about mammography screening in their “Crucial Catch” campaign.
-Alhambra Water is pinkwashing by selling plastic polycarbonate water bottles which contain BPA, a hormone-disrupting chemical linked to breast cancer.
-Kohls’ recent “Pink Elephant in the Room” promotion was outrageous profiteering; it exploited concern for women affected by breast cancer to make millions for the company.
-NASCAR is selling breast cancer awareness t-shirts that say “Check Your Headlights” which degrade women by objectifying and sexualizing women’s breasts and bodies.
-Hooters’ breast cancer campaigns obscure the harsh reality of breast cancer by perpetuating a story of triumphant survivorship based on positive thinking, beauty tips, and sanitized, carefully chosen images of women.
-Oriental Trading is spreading empty awareness via its endless supply of plastic pink ribbon trinkets; the company pockets all the money from these sales.

“Pink ribbon culture has failed to address and end the breast cancer epidemic and achieve health justice for all women despite more than 20 years of pink ribbon marketing and awareness campaigns,” stated Jaggar.

Despite all the awareness and all the money raised, breast cancer remains an urgent public health crisis and a critical social justice issue. Each October, pink ribbon marketers appeal to people’s sincere concern about breast cancer. Companies sell products, make profits, and seek customer goodwill by claiming to care about breast cancer. Many of these promotions ultimately benefit corporations far more than they help women living with and at risk of breast cancer.

While corporations have made billions off the disease, progress in breast cancer treatment, prevention, survival, and inequities has not been forthcoming. Three million women in the U.S. are living with breast cancer. Up to one-third of all breast cancers will metastasize, even when found in the early stages. Black women are still 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women. And each year, 40,000 women die of breast cancer.

Jaggar stated, “Breast cancer is not pretty and pink, and many women who “fight hard,” “fight like a girl,” and try to “beat breast cancer” still develop metastatic cancer and die from the disease. The soft, comforting face of breast cancer that pink ribbons cover up the devastating, harsh reality that so many women and their loved ones are dealing with.”

Breast Cancer Action encourages people across the country to hold accountable corporations that claim to care about breast cancer through their “Stop the Distraction” campaign at www.bcaction.org/stopthedistraction.

About Breast Cancer Action
Breast Cancer Action http://bcaction.org/ is a national non-profit education and activist organization avoids conflict of interest by refusing funding from the “cancer industry,” including pharmaceutical and chemical companies in order to retain an independent voice and offer truly unbiased information about breast cancer.

BCAction’s mission is to achieve health justice for all women at risk of and living with breast cancer.

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October 2014 Events at YOUR Chamber of Commerce

 October 2014 Events at YOUR Chamber of CommerceHere are the upcoming events for October 2014 at the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce:

Ribbon Cutting – Amelia Boat Club & Rentals
5 p.m. Thursday, October 9
Amelia Island Yacht Basin, 251 Creekside Dr., Fernandina Beach

Join Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce as we celebrate the new owners and name of Amelia Boat Club & Rentals with a ribbon cutting.

The boat club was previously known as Suntex Boat Club and Watersports and operated by the Amelia Island Yacht Basin. Monty and Capprice Kitchen recently purchased the business and changed the name to reflect the community. The boats and business remain at the Amelia Island Yacht Basin, but the location within the marina has moved to Dock E.

Amelia Boat Club & Rentals still provides boat club memberships (offering a hassle-free, convenient boating alternative to boat ownership) and boat & waverunner rentals to the public.

Come learn about the changes at Amelia Boat Club & Rentals and join us in wishing Monty and Capprice success!

Ribbon Cutting – Amelia National Tennis Club
Noon, Friday, October 10
95211 Clubhouse Road, Fernandina Beach

Join Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and Directors as we celebrate the opening of the Amelia National Tennis Club with a ribbon cutting!

The Amelia National Tennis Club is a private tennis club that will offer eight state-of-the-art illuminated Har-Tru Clay Courts including two stadium courts. The Amelia National Tennis Club is staged to offer distinguished tennis programs under the direction of Owner and Director of Tennis Joe Mattingly. The highly trained staff, including Head Tennis Professional Vishnu Maharaj, are available to provide you with both private and group lesson instruction.

Amelia National Tennis club will offer Family, Couple, Single, Junior and Snowbird memberships.

Additional club amenities will include a 1500-square-foot club house complete with viewing deck and a full-service pro shop including a racquet customization center, stringing services, apparel from a variety of today’s top brands. A lounge area includes flat screen TVs and comfortable changing areas for both men and women.

For more information call (240) 446-5171.

To get to the Amelia National Tennis Club, take the Amelia Concourse to Amelia National Parkway. Drive approximately 1/2 mile to Clubhouse Road.

Join us in wishing Joe Mattingly and all the staff at Amelia National Tennis Club success, learn about their tennis programs and social activities and enjoy light refreshments, wine and beer.

Yulee Area Council
8:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 14
Missy’s Kitchen, 850859 U.S. 17, Yulee

Connect with local business owners and professionals, generate referrals and discuss issues of interest to the Yulee business community at the AIFBY Chamber’s Yulee Area Council.

In October, the Yulee Area Council will meet at Missy’s Kitchen on US 17, just south of the intersection with A1A/SR 200. Missy’s breakfast buffet will be available for $7.49.

Admission is free for AIFBY Chamber members; $25 for non-members. Newcomers to the group are always welcome!

Registration and secure online payment required at http://web.aifby.com/events.

Thinking about joining the AIFBY Chamber? Call (904) 261-3248 for an invitation to attend an upcoming event as the Chamber’s guest.

Nassau County Small Business Worksite Wellness Breakfast
8-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 15
Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road, Fernandina Beach

Are you looking for ways to make your office a healthy place for yourself and your colleagues? Maintaining a healthier workforce can lower direct costs at your business such as insurance premiums and worker’s compensation claims while at the same time lowering absenteeism and boosting worker productivity.

The Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce, the Nassau County Health Improvement Coalition and the First Coast Worksite Wellness Council invite you to the inaugural Nassau County Small Business Worksite Wellness Breakfast for information and tips on creating healthy work environments that make it easier for employees to make healthy choices.

Come learn about evidence-based programs that increase employee engagement, productivity and overall employee well-being while networking with wellness leaders, business owners, HR specialists and physicians.

Sign up to receive free consulting services to develop a worksite wellness program at your company through a program funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control.

Cost to attend the event is $10 and includes buffet breakfast.

Vendors may promote their wellness programs-related business with an informational table at the event. Cost (which includes one breakfast admission) is $20 for AIFBY Chamber members, $100 for non-members.

Online registration is required to attend the breakfast or to be an exhibitor. Go to http://web.aifby.com/events to sign up.

The Fernandina Beach Golf Club is located between Amelia Island Parkway and South Fletcher Avenue in Fernandina Beach. From the Amelia Island Parkway, take Via Del Rey Road; from South Fletcher Avenue, take Bill Melton Road.

Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance or all charges will apply.

quality-health
Business After Hours – Quality Health Amelia Island
5-7 p.m. Thursday, October 16
Quality Health, 1625 Lime St., Fernandina Beach

Connect with up to 150 Chamber members at Business After Hours, Nassau County’s biggest networking event, sponsored in October by Quality Health.

Business After Hours is a great way to meet other local business people and make contacts that can help generate referrals for your business, so be sure to bring plenty of business cards! There is always great food, drinks and door prizes.

Quality Health of Fernandina Beach is a long-term care facility where peace of mind for residents and their families is the priority. Quality Health has been an important part of Amelia Island since 1984 as the only skilled nursing facility on the island. Quality Health strives to provide comprehensive care to meet the needs of our growing community.

Quality Health is located on Lime Street across from Baptist Medical Center Nassau in Fernandina Beach. This will be our final Business After Hours in 2014.

Admission to Business After Hours is $5 for AIFBY Chamber members, $25 for nonmembers.

Ribbon Cutting – ComForcare
5-7 p.m. Tuesday, October 21
Horizons, 5472 First Coast Highway, Amelia Island

Join Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors
and Directors as we welcome ComForcare Senior Services to Nassau County with
a ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m. at Horizon’s Restaurant.

This national company is a premier provider of private-duty, non-medical
senior home care. We serve clients who are 18 years of age or older; our
specialty is providing excellent care to our senior population. Our home
caregivers provide personal care for individuals seeking assistance with
Activities of Daily Living. We provide these services in many settings
including residences, assisted living facilities, independent living
facilities, nursing homes, hospitals or wherever our clients reside. Our
goal is to employ and provide our home care clients with the highest quality
caregivers available.

For more information, visit www.comforcarejax.com or call (904) 232-4407.

Horizons will host an open house from 5-7 p.m. where you can meet ComForcare
caregivers who serve Nassau County, learn about the wide variety of services
they offer and enjoy refreshments. Horizons is located in the Park Place
commercial center between Julia & Lewis streets. Entrance is after Summer
Beach Reality & before the BP gas station.

Health Care Council
8:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 28
Advance Rehabilitation, 1897 Island Walkway, Suite 5, Fernandina Beach

Join us at the October Health Care Council, hosted by Advance Rehabilitation, located in the Beam Center on Island Walkway, next to CBC National Bank.

Admission to the Health Care Council is free for AIFBY Chamber members, $25 for non-members. Registration and secure online payment required. Please note this will be the final meeting of the Health Care Council in 2014.

Admission is free for AIFBY Chamber members, $25 for non-members. Registration and secure online payment required at http://web.aifby.com/events.

Mission Statement
The Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based association of Nassau County businesses, professional leaders and individuals working together to provide leadership which will aggressively promote and defend responsible economic growth, employment opportunities, government and excellence in education and quality of life.

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Home Depot Hosts Fire Safety Month 2014

Home Depot Hosts Fire Safety Month 2014Saturday, October 4, 2014, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, the Yulee Home Depot and Nassau County kick-off Fire Safety Month, an event and time to bring information and awareness to the community at large.

Nassau County Fire Rescue, Sheriff’s office, Forest Service and Emergency Management will gather in front of the Yulee Home Depot with Fire Engines, Boats, special Vehicles, and displays to interest, delight, and educate Children and Adults in Fire Safety.

A free Kid’s workshop starts a 9:00 am, and many organizations and businesses in the community have been invited to participate, including the Fernandina Pirates Club, Inc.

This is an annual event at all Home Depots throughout the country, and Yulee Home Depot is especially honored by Nassau County’s proclaiming it Nassau County Fire Safety Month, too, and always looks forward to wonderful participation.

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Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Bullying Prevention Awareness MonthOctober is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month – when individuals, families, schools, and communities across the nation help to raise awareness about bullying prevention.

Bullying remains a widespread problem with nearly 30 percent of adolescents in the U.S. reporting some experience with bullying, whether as the victim, the bully or both.

An infographic developed by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) highlights important facts and information about bullying prevention.

We know that there are a number of emotional effects that can result from bullying such as depression and anxiety. There are also physical effects as well, like headaches and stomachaches, and sleep problems. In a special supplement of the Journal of Adolescent Health supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) we see how researchers continue to investigate the complex relationship between bullying and suicide.

But help is available. There are a number of exciting activities and initiatives that HHS will be launching during Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.

•Media Guidelines for Bullying Prevention. Media coverage of social issues can have a widespread impact on how communities understand and address problems. This guidance offers help to journalists, bloggers, and others to engage in responsible reporting on this important topic.

•Conversation Starters Mobile App. Later this month, SAMHSA will release a mobile app for parents to help start conversations with their children about bullying. This app will be available for both Android and Apple platforms.

•Bullying Prevention Training Center. This revamped section of stopbullying.gov provides a one-stop-shop for training materials for educators and community leaders.

Successful bullying prevention can’t happen alone! Across the country, youth are encouraged to talk about bullying by organizing bullying prevention social and educational events through youth organizations in their communities.

•The Department of Education has issued guidance in the form of a Dear Colleague letter that provides an overview of school districts’ responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to address bullying of students with disabilities.

With all of these resources available, it’s a great time to consider how you can help raise awareness about bullying and take action to stop it.

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Images of our Greenway with Bill Birdsong

Images of our Greenway with Bill Birdsong

Join the Amelia Island Museum of History, in Fernandina Beach, Florida, for their next Brown Bag Lunch on Wednesday, October 1st, at noon. Their special guest will be Bill Birdsong who will deliver a lecture entitled Images of our Greenway.

Bill is an amateur photographer who began to visit the Greenway near his home several years ago. The two sections offer a walk through a salt and fresh water environment, each with distinct plant and animal populations.

The Greenway has recently increased in popularity, but is still unknown to some.

The talk will be an introduction to the Greenway, illustrated with his photographs.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information contact Gray at 261-7378 ext 102.

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Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19

Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19Well, Blow me down! Friday, September 19, any buccaneer to enter a participating Krispy Kreme and talk like a pirate gets one FREE Original Glazed® doughnut. To the landlubber who dares to wear full pirate attire goes a bounty of one FREE dozen Original Glazed doughnuts.

Offer good on International Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19th, only.

Here are the closest locations to Fernandina Beach:

    7612 Merrill Rd.
    12973 Atlantic Boulevard
    810 Cassat Ave.
    11117 San Jose Blvd.

To claim yer bounty on September 19, ye must:
• Come in to a participating Krispy Kreme shop and Talk like a pirate for one FREE Original Glazed doughnut.
• Come in to a participating Krispy Kreme location in full pirate costume for one FREE dozen Original Glazed doughnuts.

Qualifying pirate costumes must include three or more of the items below:

    Eye Patch
    Pirate Hat
    Pirate Flag
    Bandana
    Peg Leg
    Parrot on Shoulder
    Pirate Shirt / Loose white shirt
    Knickers
    Leather belt
    Silver and gold necklaces and earrings
    Pirate Hook
    Pointy black boots or ragged brown sandals
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2014 ACT Guild Tea Social

2014 ACT Guild Tea SocialWednesday, September 17, 2014, Amelia Community Theatre Guild is holding a Tea Social. Enjoy tea and delicious delicacies and there is no admission charge, but seating is limited so make your reservations now by calling (904) 261-6749.

The ACT Guild was founded to support and promote Amelia Community Theatre. Activities include ushering, providing and serving refreshments, hosting opening night parties and fund raising events.

If you are interested in joining the Guild, please fill out one of the blue membership forms located in the theatre lobby or download the form from www.ameliacommunitytheatre.org.

Annual membership is only $10.00.

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Backwoods County Jam

Backwoods County JamBackwoods County Jam featuring Justin Moore, Jason Michael Carroll, Jon Langston and Amber Delacruz will be held Saturday, September 27, 2014.

The concert will be in Callahan, Florida at the NE Florida Outdoor Recreational Park.

Gates open at 3:30, advance ticket sales are only $40.00

All proceeds will benefit Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library, but you have to purchase tickets at Callahan, Fernandina Beach, Hilliard or the Yulee libraries.

Amelia Community Theatre Auditions on Sunday

Amelia Community Theatre Auditions on SundayACTeen and Adult Auditions will be held at the Amelia Community Theatre on Sunday, August 17, 2014.

TEENS
ACTeen auditions will be held at 2:30 pm, in Studio 209. Ages 13 – 18 welcome.

Please prepare a monologue no more than 2 minutes in length and no less than 1 minute.

We meet and rehearse Sunday afternoons from 2:30 – 4:30.

For more information e-mail Toni D’Amico at tonidamico@ymail.com

ADULTS
Always a Bridesmaid by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, will be directed by Linda McClane. Auditions for this play will be held on Sunday, August 17th at 4:00 pm on the main stage. Six women are needed. Performance dates are October 9 – 25th.

The play takes place in a sitting room of a Virginia home that has been converted to a special events venue that is used for weddings. The play spans seven years. Four of the women were high school friends who vowed 30 years ago to always be in each other’s weddings – and they have kept that vow, no matter the circumstances or how ugly the bridesmaid’s dresses were.

Kari, late 20s – daughter of Libby Ruth. Wearing a wedding dress and getting tipsy, she has a monologue at the beginning of each scene. Initially, Kari will not have to be at all rehearsals.

Sedalia, 60s – a force to be reckoned with; owner of the wedding venue

Libby Ruth, Monette, Charlie, and Deedra, late 40s. They are the four high school friends.
-Libby Ruth: romantic and sweet, plain-spoken and guileless country woman, happily married
-Monette: multiple marriages, flashy and kinda trashy, a Southern flirt
-Charlie: Birkenstock-wearing, tree-hugging free spirit. Never married.
-Deedra: a judge with a dry wit, a no-nonsense Northern transplant. Marriage in trouble.

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Matt Walley in A Concert for a Cause

Matt Walley in A Concert for a CauseMatt Walley will perform in A Concert for a Cause at Memorial United Methodist Church on August 17th, at 7:00 PM to benefit the Barnabas Center.

Walley is a trombonist originally from Pascagoula, Mississippi, and Matt is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Trombone Performance as a Doctoral Fellow and Graduate Teaching Assistant at Rutgers University. He holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska.

During his tenure at Rutgers University, he has performed as a featured soloist the Brevard Sinfonia, Pace High School Wind Ensemble and numerous times with the Atlantic Brass Band. Currently, he serves as Solo Trombone of the Atlantic Brass Band and principal trombone of both the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra and Rutgers Wind Ensemble.

Mr. Walley has taught as a substitute faculty member at the Julliard School’s Music Advancement Program. He has performed twice with the New York String Orchestra in Carnegie Hall and with the Edison Symphony Orchestra. In addition to performing at the Brevard Music Institute, he has performed in the Rekkenze Brass Festival in Lichtenburg, Germany. He has presented numerous solo recitals in Nebraska, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida and New Jersey.

Prepare to be impressed when you attend this FREE concert. (Matt is also the grandson of Bob and Billy Powell who are long-term supporters of Barnabas, so donations are appreciated.)

Memorial United Methodist Church is located at 601 Centre Street, in historic Fernandina Beach.

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Second Annual Senior Expo and Health Fair

Second Annual Senior Expo and Health Fair

Fernandina Beach, FL – The Council on Aging of Nassau County and Baptist Health Hospital have joined forces to present the 2nd annual Senior Expo and Health Fair on Friday, August 15th. This event will bring together more than forty state and local organizations who will present a wide variety of health and wellness information to Nassau County senior citizens.

This expo is free of charge and will be held at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center’s main auditorium. The goal of this event is to educate and enlighten seniors resulting in a longer, healthier life.

The Senior Expo and Health Fair will begin at 9 a.m. and run until 2 p.m. While the information offered is geared for individuals 60 + years of age, the public is invited to attend this free event. Health tests and screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure, bone density and glucose levels will also be offered at the expo free of charge. Influenza vaccinations will also be available through Walgreens Pharmacy.

In its 40th year serving the needs of Nassau County seniors, The Council on Aging of Nassau County is a 501(3)(c) not for profit agency. There are five outreach programs currently offered by the COA: Two Senior Centers, In-home Services, Transportation Services, Meals on Wheels, and Adult Day Healthcare. The COA is partially funded by local and federal grants and donations from local individuals and businesses.

For more information, please visit their website: www.coanassau.com.

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Nassau Schools to Release Students Early Every Wednesday

Nassau Schools to Release Students Early Every WednesdayThe 2014-15 school year in Nassau County, Florida will end early on Wednesday for students!

In order to provide the best possible instruction for students in the school district, the Nassau County School Board in cooperation with the Nassau Teachers Association has designated early release days for teacher planning purposes beginning in the 2014-15 school year.

The early release days will occur every Wednesday beginning on the first day of school, August 6, 2014, and will shorten the student school day by one hour each Wednesday.

Find the full calendar for the school year by CLICKING HERE.

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Win a Tim McGraw Autographed HD Road King

Win a Tim McGraw Autographed HD Road KingCountry music superstar Tim McGraw autographs a Harley-Davidson Road King presented for raffle to benefit Ark of Nassau.

…and you can WIN THIS AUTOGRAPHED MOTORCYCLE!

Ark of Nassau is committed to educate, motivate and encourage individuals with varying disabilities to achieve independence, and enjoy successful and fulfilling lives.

Ticket sales continue on-site Monday through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and will conclude at noon, Friday, August 8, 2014. Ark of Nassau is located at 86051 Hamilton Street & US 17 (one mile north of SR 200/A1A), in Yulee, Florida.

The drawing will be held at ARK on Friday, August 8, 2014, 12:00 p.m. and you do not need to be present to win.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

Donate $5.oo for one ticket or get five tickets for $20.00. You can pay with cash, check or credit card accepted on-site, or simply call 904-225-9355 for credit card orders. (Tickets and receipt will be sent by mail.)

This 2007 Harley-Davidson Road King was donated to Ark of Nassau by the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO). By law, items retired from the fleet can be donated to local charities. ARK is honored to be one of the many agencies supported by NCSO Charities.

For more information on Ark of Nassau, visit us at www.arkofnassau.org.

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