The Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market will be seeing the season end for some of your favorite winter vegetables on March 4, 2017, while other favorite items are just coming into season. Read more
AMELIA ISLAND, FL – The master planned community of Crane Island, located on Florida’s Amelia Island, has confirmed reservations for 27 lots, which is more than half of the available inventory in Phase I. Sales for the 169-acre community – with approximately 100 acres set aside for preservation – began Jan. 11. Phase I includes 48 lots, with a total of 110 home sites in all, starting from $300,000.
“In less than 40 days, we’ve seen incredible interest and intent for this community,” stated Crane Island Developer Jack B. Healan, Jr. “The location, access to resort-like amenities, exceptional homebuilder offerings and our dedication to preserving this natural setting have made Crane Island a highly sought after home site in Northeast Florida.”
The first new development on Amelia Island with deep-water access to the Intracoastal Waterway in 15 years, Crane Island is also the island’s last waterfront land available for new home construction with boat access.
Developed by long-time Amelia Island resident Jack B. Healan, Jr., Crane Island is designed as a low-impact development with minimal disturbance to the natural environment. The developers aim to create a small, but vibrant neighborhood that is surrounded by an extensive waterfront park. The development will also include a private clubhouse, day dock, pool and walking paths. In addition, residents will have the opportunity for exclusive membership at Amelia Island Club, which includes privileges at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation for world class golf, spa, dining, tennis, beach service and more. Builders for the development include Rutenberg Homes, Pineapple Corporation and Lendy Homes.
The Crane Island Sales Team expects to break ground this summer on Phase I. For more information about Crane Island, visit the Sales Office Gallery (960185 Gateway Blvd., Suite 109, Fernandina Beach, FL), online at www.CraneIsland.com or call 904-432-8390.
The Fernandina Pirates Club, Inc. is calling for entries to their scholarship essay contest open to all Nassau County high school seniors. The gnarly scallywags offer two separate awards. One winner will be given some extra booty for college, and the other winner is chosen from the pool of students who enter the competition that have chosen to serve in our United States Armed Forces.
All contestants must submit a 750 word essay to the Pirates Club, by Monday April 10, 2017. The subject is to be about pirates or pirating: past, present or future, complete with proper citations and references. Eligible students may attend high school at home, in a public or private school, or in another county, but they must be a full-time resident of Nassau County, Florida.
The award for the college bound student is a check for up to $1,500.00 made payable to the winner’s chosen school upon acceptance, and must be applied towards tuition and/or books. The winning entry for the student entering military service will receive a check for $500.00 upon completion of basic training. Proof of completion is required.
The winner(s) must be available to join the Pirates on Sunday, May 7, 2017 on the Waterfront Stage during the “Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival” for a formal announcement, public relations photos and of course to grab the booty!
Fernandina Pirates Club, Inc.
P. O. Box 17243
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035
All entries must be submitted to the above address and post marked by April 10, 2017. For more information please visit FernandinaPirates.com.
The Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market, and the Fernandina Beach Arts Market will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on North Seventh Street in historic, Fernandina Beach, February 25th. Both markets are open rain or shine. Read more
It is time for the Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival’s Scholarship Pageant. Sponsored by The Hampton Inn & Suites, Amelia Island, the pageant is open to high school level juniors and seniors, currently attending public, private, alternative and home schools. Read more
Friends of the Library is offering a free presentation entitled Cuba: People-to-People Folk Arts Tour. Led by Fernandina Beach residents Dr. Peggy A. Bulger and Ron Price, this slide show and discussion will cover their experiences on a group tour of sites showcasing the folk arts, folklife, foodways and traditional culture of the Cuban people. Read more
How much you eat alters more than your waistline. It also affects your body’s organs, starting with your pancreas. With each bite, your pancreas must release enough digestive juices and hormones for you to Read more
Addiction and the Brain will be presented by Penelope P. Ziegler, M.D. DFASAM, at a FREE community luncheon and meeting hosted by NACDAC. Read more
The Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market has plenty of landscaping, patio, hanging baskets and potted plants to satisfy any spring fever cravings you may be having to get outside a do a little yard work. Read more
Cuddles, kisses, and caring conversations. These are key ingredients of our close relationships. Scientists are finding that our links to others can have powerful effects on our health. Read more
Nassau Alcohol Crime Drug Abatement Coalition (NACDAC) is offering a free “Youth Mental Health First Aid” training which is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.
This free eight-hour interactive course will be held on six different dates at the Full Service School, 86207 Felmor Road in Yulee, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Lunch will be provided at no charge. The one-day class is being offered on the following dates: Friday, February 17; Monday, February 20; Friday, March 3; Monday March 6; Wednesday, April 5; and Thursday, April 6.
For more information or to register contact Stephanie Basey at (904) 583-4306 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The course introduces participants to the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, substances use disorder, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. At the end of the course, participants will be certified Youth Mental Health First Aiders (a three-year certificate).
For more information regarding NACDAC and its programs and initatives, please visit www.NACDAC.org.
You are not your illness. That is the message of NACDAC’s “#IamMore-Reduce the Stigma” campaign which brings awareness and seeks to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. Read more
Friends of the Library is offering a FREE presentation on signs and symptoms of mental health issues, led by Katrina Robinson-Wheeler, LMHC, CAP, SAP, the Community Liaison and Trainer for Starting Point Behavioral Health. Participants will learn how families and friends can recognize indications and find help for individuals dealing with depression, substance abuse, trauma and other issues needing care and services. Read more
AMELIA ISLAND, FL – Northeast Florida’s Fernandina Beach, located on Amelia Island, was named one of “America’s Happiest Seaside Towns” by readers of Coastal Living magazine, finishing in the #4 spot. Read more