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Rotarians Get Lessons in Tai Chi

Rotarians Get Lessons in Tai ChiThe members of the Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise were treated to a mini lesson in the ancient martial art of Tai Chi from the owner of First Coast Tai Chi, John Cipriani.

Along with demonstrating a few simple fundamental moves, John explained the many benefits of Tai Chi, including improved cardio-vascular health, better balance, and increased overall health and well being.

First Coast Tai Chi is located at the Amelia Island Yacht Basin where various courses are available to the public.

For more information, check out the website as www.firstcoasttaichi.com.

Where to find Rotary:
The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise meets every Friday at 7:30 a.m. at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club.

For more information about the club or to attend a morning breakfast meeting, please contact president, Mark Cutshaw, at mcutshaw@fpuc.com or go to www.ameliaislandrotary.com.

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2015 Fernandina Pirates Club Scholarship

2015 Fernandina Pirates Club ScholarshipThe 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 13, 2015. 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 3, 2015 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!

Information on the 2015 Essay Contest is available at www.FernandinaPirates.com.

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 13, 2015.

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The African Presence in Spanish Florida: Black Seminoles

The African Presence in Spanish Florida: Black SeminolesMarch’s 3rd on 3rd presentation, The African Presence in Spanish Florida: Black Seminoles, will be held at the Amelia Island Museum of History on March 20th, at 6:00 PM with Dr. Rosalyn Howard.

Dr. Howard will deliver a presentation about African slaves who often risked life and limb to escape southern slavery, but their options for sanctuary were extremely limited. Some fled to the Caribbean, while others fled south and joined forces with another group of freedom-seekers: the Seminoles.

She will examine the African influence on Florida’s iconic tribe, as well as the related Caribbean diaspora.

Professor Howard is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the North American Indian Studies Program at the University of Central Florida. She specializes in Cultural Anthropology and her primary area of research is ethnohistorical studies of the African Diaspora with a focus on the interrelationships formed by African and Indigenous peoples in the Americas and the Caribbean.

This program is free for members, with a suggested donation of $5 for nonmembers. Seating is first-come/first-served. For more information contact Gray at 261-7378 ext 102, or gray@ameliamuseum.org. Amelia Island Museum of History 233 S. 3rd St.

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Story and Song on March 21, 2015

Story and Song on March 21, 2015Saturday, March 21, 2015, brings An Evening of Story and Song to Burns Hall at St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish

International finger-style guitar champion singer/songwriter Tim Thompson will be joined by his son Myles on fiddle.

The unique relationship of a father and son cannot be argued nor explained, but when the relationship includes musical passion, virtuosity and showmanship – magic happens! Tim and Myles Thompson have been inspiring audiences throughout the country. With recent performances that include the Montreal Jazz Festival, Walnut Valley Festival, and the Chet Atkins Festival, they have polished their craft to a fine luster. The duo has opened for Spyro Gyra, Don Williams, Mountain Heart, and Richard Elliot.

Tim is a Nashville based session player, singer/songwriter and the 2008 International Fingerstyle Champion. Music has always filled the Thompson home; unknowingly it inspired Myles to pick up the violin at the tender age of five! By the age of twelve he was studying music theory and improvising with skill beyond his years – it was clear that music would be his life. Today, Myles is also a prolific singer/songwriter and mandolin player. If you ask his dad or an audience member, they will tell you that Myles fancies himself as quite the comedian, most often at his dad’s expense.

This popular concert series is presented by First Coast Community Bank and hosted by Mark & Donna Paz Kaufman.

The concert will take place at 7:30 pm. A $20 donation (100% of which goes to the artists) is requested.

For more information or reservations, contact eveningofstoryandsong@gmail.com or call 904-415-1388.

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Celebrate Spring Fashion Show for Nassau Humane Society

Celebrate Spring Fashion Show for Nassau Humane SocietyNassau Humane Society’s Second Chance Re-Sale shop will be holding its first Girl’s Night Out Spring Fashion Show on Thursday, March 19th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at their store at 1002 S. 14th Street in the 8 Flags Shopping Center.

No charge – wine and cheese served.

Volunteers will be modeling spring/summer outfits that are available for sale. Everything for sale at amazing bargain prices!

Dickie Anderson will be emceeing this event. Don’t be surprised if there is a puppy or kitty on hand to give kisses.

There is no charge for this event but donations are always accepted. The Second Chance Resale Shop is a major fundraiser for the Nassau Humane Society – all monies received will go directly to the Nassau Humane Society shelter for the care of our homeless dogs and cats until they find their forever home.

For more information: secondchance@nassauhumanesociety.com

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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe at Studio 209

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe at Studio 209The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is coming to Studio 209. The performance is by ACTeen Troupe.

This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia.

The intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.

Performances are:
March 20 – 7:30pm
March 21 – 7:30pm
March 22 – 2:00pm

All Tickets are $10.00 with open seating.

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Caring for the Caregiver at Fernandina Senior Center

Caring for the Caregiver at Fernandina Senior CenterFernandina Beach, FL – Taking care of a loved one is not easy. All too often the caregiver pays a high price and this can lead to all sorts of emotional and sometimes even physical problems. According to Aging Facilitator Barbara Bruce, caring for a loved one can be both a blessing and a burden, because we act out of love and often give 100 percent to our loved one and 0 percent for ourselves.

Bruce will be leading a Strategies for Caring for the Caregiver presentation at Nassau County Council on Aging (NCCOA) on March 19th from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Fernandina Beach Senior Center.

She invites the public to come experience tried and tested ways to care for themselves as the caregiver. These strategies take little time and provide great benefit to ourselves and the people we love and care for.

The public is invited to register for this free event by calling NCCOA at (904) 261-0701. The Senior Center is located at 1367 South 18th St across from Baptist Medical Center.

In its 41st year of service to senior citizens, Nassau County Council on Aging’s mission is to improve the lives of older adults with a special focus on those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged. We accomplish this through our Senior Life Centers, providing vital programs, services and compassionate care designed to improve the health, independence and economic security of Nassau County seniors and their families. We are partially funded by government grants, foundation funding and donations from private individuals.

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The “Rocket” to Debut March 14 at Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

The "Rocket" to Debut March 14 at Amelia Island Concours d'EleganceLos AngelesGalpin Auto Sports (GAS) and Henrik Fisker announced today the start of low-volume production on the 725hp coach-built super Mustang dubbed “The Rocket,” which was first unveiled as a prototype last November during the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The first production model will make its world debut at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, March 14, where a select number of media will also have the opportunity to drive it.

Production of the car by Galpin and Henrik Fisker represents the commitment to build a limited number of vehicles to sell to collectors and automotive enthusiasts alike after the car received a positive reception in Los Angeles last year.

“The response has been overwhelmingly positive from all over the world – you can’t get better feedback than that two months after debuting a car you helped build,” said Beau Boeckmann, President of Galpin Motors. “I’m so proud of Henrik’s amazing design, and the team at Galpin Auto Sports for the detailed performance work. Amelia Island is the perfect venue for this debut as it draws an eclectic group of passionate automotive enthusiasts from around the world into one picturesque central location that celebrates the automobile.”

The Rocket’s design, penned by Henrik Fisker, is unmistakably inspired by specialty pony cars of the 1960s and early 1970s including the 1968 Shelby GT500. While its design borrows cues from yesteryear, the materials used to produce it are as state-of-the-art as any modern exotic supercar. Constructed from ultra-strong and lightweight carbon fiber, Galpin and Henrik Fisker worked with GFMI Metalcrafters Inc., of Fountain Valley, Calif., to bring the design to life.

Since the car debuted in November of 2014, Galpin and Fisker have set to work to realize the commitment they made to bring this car to market. In just four and half short months, the team has worked with GFMI to finalize the molds for the production carbon fiber body panels and developed a number of new standard and optional performance and appearance upgrades.

black-rocket-frontFollowing its international debut in prototype form at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, Galpin Auto Sports and Henrik Fisker will show the first production Rocket at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Florida.

Some exterior colors available include “Eminence Grise”-the paint color shown on the original Rocket prototype – Black, Ingot Silver and Magnetic (grey), Oxford White, Race Red, Deep Impact Blue and Competition Orange, but any interior and exterior color combination can be ordered at the customer’s taste. Other exterior options include an exposed carbon fiber hood stripe, mirror covers and lower front fascia.

Another option is the Rocket Interior Package with hand-finished Italian leather upholstery seats, dash board, center console, door panels and rear interior deck panel, as well as suede-lined A, B and C pillars, headliner and interior panels. Galpin also offers a custom-tuned premium audio system, featuring JL Audio amplifier, component speakers and an 8-inch subwoofer housed in a custom fiberglass speaker enclosure.

As standard, the Rocket is fitted with Ford’s optional Mustang performance package which from the factory includes fitment of a larger radiator with oil cooler; unique chassis tuning; gauge pack (oil pressure and vacuum); unique stability control, EPAS and ABS tuning; a 3.73 ratio TORSEN(r) rear differential and Brembo(tm) 6-piston front brake calipers with larger rotors.

The first production Rocket (black) will be unveiled at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, accompanied by the prototype (Eminence Grise) on Saturday, March 14 at the Amelia Island Ritz Carlton Golf Club Patio.

As an additional extra cost option, Galpin and Henrik Fisker are also offering a more extreme ultra-high performance Gran Turismo brake package from Brembo; featuring oversized 15-inch front and rear two-piece drilled rotors clamped by 6-piston calipers for superior stopping power.

New for production, a Bassani cat-back exhaust system with quad tips now comes standard as well; ensuring the outside of the car sounds as good as the inside. Two new additional wheel options have also been created. A 10-spoke 21-inch wheel was designed and built in conjunction with ADV1 and a special, track-oriented super-light 20-inch wheel and tire combo were also developed for owners wishing to reduce unsprung weight and improve the handling of their vehicle at the race track.

The Rocket, equipped with carbon fiber coach work, performance package and a Bassani exhaust, is available at a starting price of $109,100 USD, while models equipped with the supercharged performance package start at $125,000.

Interested buyers will have the ability to option the car to their personal tastes and can purchase directly through Galpin Ford and possibly through one of several hand-picked dealers across the country and around the world.

black-rocket-rearFor more information,
visit GalpinRocket.com.

The 20th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance runs March 13 – 15 and takes place outside the Ritz-Carlton at the Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach. Galpin will host limited media drives of the Rocket on March 13 and 14 from outside resort on an appointment basis.

About Galpin Auto Sports
Galpin Auto Sports, located at 15600 Roscoe Blvd. in Van Nuys offers customizing and personalizing services on all new and pre-owned vehicles including collector and classic cars. For more information on Galpin Auto Sports’ unique products and services, please contact GAS Operations Manager, Brandon Boeckmann (brandonb@galpin.com), at (877)-GO-GAS-GO or visit the website at www.galpinautosports.com.

About Galpin Motors
Galpin Motors, home to the world’s largest volume Ford dealership for the 25th consecutive year, was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. Galpin is comprised of a family of quality automobile brands that include Ford, Lincoln, Honda, Mazda, Subaru, Volkswagen, Volvo, Jaguar, Lotus and Aston Martin.

For additional information on Galpin Motors and Galpin Auto Sports, contact Marketing Manager Jeff Skobin at 818-778-2540/, like them on Facebook at Facebook.com/GalpinMotors or visit www.galpin.com.

About Henrik Fisker
Henrik Fisker is an entrepreneur and one of the world’s leading automotive designers. Previously, Henrik Fisker founded Fisker Automotive in 2007, where he launched the world’s first premium plug-in hybrid, the Fisker Karma. Best known among his creations are BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9 and Aston Martin V8 Vantage. Amongst his latest creations is also the Lauge Jensen Viking motorcycle. Originally from Denmark, Henrik Fisker is now based in Los Angeles, and is the Founder of HF Design, a design and technology company with various automotive, technology and consumer product ventures underway.

About the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance
Now in its second decade, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is among the top automotive events in the world. Always held the second full weekend in March, “Amelia” draws over 300 rare vehicles from collections around the world to The Golf Club of Amelia Island, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island for a celebration of the automobile like no other. The 20th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for March 13-15, 2015. For more information, visit www.ameliaconcours.org or call 904-636-0027.

Photo Credit: Galpin Auto Sports

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Mad Cowford Workshop and Improv Night at Fernandina Little Theatre

Mad Cowford Workshop and Improv Night at Fernandina Little TheatreFernandina Little Theatre is delighted to announce the return of Mad Cowford Improv to the FLT stage at 1014 Beech Street, on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

Mad Cowford has been Jacksonville’s home for improv comedy for more than eight years, specializing in fast, funny interactive comedy based upon audience participation.

John Kalinowksi, Mad Cowford’s director, will be presenting an improv workshop, “Yes, You Can Improvise”, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm; the class is limited to 15 people.

“No one has to “be funny” to learn improv or perform it successfully. Improvisation relies on each person’s unique innate creativity to discover truths and make discoveries. Improvisation teaches you to follow saying “Yes,” to support others, to listen, and to be constantly adapting.”

John has been the Director of Mad Cowford Improv since its beginning in 2006. He has been performing and teaching improvisation since 1998 and holds a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Florida. His workshop will teach you how to jump on stage, have fun, and kick your fear away.

At 7:30 pm, the entire Mad Cowford troupe will take to the FLT stage for another evening of audience participation improv fun.

Anyone who has spent an evening with this wacky troupe of gifted performers will testify to their talent and creativity – many laughs are in store!

Admission to the improv workshop is $20; admission to the evening performance is $8.00. Workshop and show tickets are available for advance purchase at The UPS Store, located in the Publix shopping center on Amelia Island.

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2015 Fernandina Beach/Yulee Relay For Life Adds Canned Food Drive

2015 Fernandina Beach/Yulee Relay For Life Adds Canned Food Drive Relay For Life Fernandina Beach/Yulee will be held at Main Beach on March 21, 2015. This 12-hour event, from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, includes a great line-up of entertainment including five bands, over 20 themed laps, a Ms Relay contest, Celebrity Look Alike Contests, themed vendor tents, Team tug-o-war, an Obstacle Course, and more. The day will conclude with an emotional Luminaria Ceremony after dark.

It is often breezy at the beach, and to keep these lighted bags grounded, we are introducing a canned food drive this year. Your donated canned goods will be placed inside of the white, paper bags that are designated to honor the memory, or celebrate the life, of someone who has battled cancer. Prior to the Ceremony, a tea candle will be placed in each bag, and when they are all lit, it sets a dramatic tone for the celebration that follows. Donations from the heart will be collected on site, where you can decorate a bag for someone special in your life.

Please drop off your canned foods at the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers’ market, located on North Seventh Street on any Saturday until March 21, 2015. The Market Place is open from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. After the Relay For Life event, these canned foods will be donated to Micah’s Place, Nassau County’s certified, domestic violence shelter.

Here is a line-up of the day’s events:
• 8:30 AM – Survivor’s Breakfast
• 9:00 – Team Site Judging
• 10:00 – Opening Ceremony, Survivor, Caregiver, and Team Laps
• 10:30 – PJ Lap and Obstacle Course
• 11:00 – Cumberland Sound Concert
• 11:30 – Celebrity Look Alike Contest and Lap
• 11:45 – Relay Scavenger Hunt
• NOON – Pak’s Karate Demonstration
• 12:30 – Headband/Fight back Lap
• 12:30 – Laid Back Concert
• 12:45 – 50s Decade Lap
• 1:00 – 60s Decade Lap
• 1:15 – 70s Decade Lap
• 1:30 – Ms Relay Contest
• 1:45 – Ms Relay Lap
• 2:15 – 80s Decade Lap
• 2:30 – Bean’s School of Dance
• 3:30 – Tutu Lap and Obstacle Course
• 3:30 – Hambone Stumbs Band Concert
• 4:00 – Western Lap
• 4:15 – Frozen T-shirt Contest
• 4:30 – Purple Glove Lap
• 4:45 – Team Tug-O-War
• 5:00 – Safari/Hunting Lap
• 5:30 – Zumba
• 6:00 – Jimmy Beats Concert
• 6:00 – Beach Party/Luau Lap
• 6:30 – Pirate Lap
• 7:00 – Viva Las Vegas Poker Laps
• 7:30 – Ms Relay Contest Ends/Winners Announced
• 7:45 – Superhero Lap and Obstacle Course
• 7:45 – Jennifer Burns Concert
• 8:00 – Bubble Lap
• 8:15 – Color a Cure/Why I Relay
• 8:30 – Luminaria Ceremony Begins
• 9:00 – Luminaria Lap
• 9:30 – Glow Lap
• 9:45 – Closing Ceremony
• 10:00 – Event Ends

Gather your costumes and join you neighbors and friends at Relay For Life Fernandina Beach/Yulee!

We have wonderful prizes for lap and contest winners, as well as Team Spirit Awards. Teams will each be representing a country, as our “Hope Around the World” theme suggests, so look for fabulous costumes, decorations and perhaps learn how other countries fight cancer, too. Every team offers unique fund raisers. The Fernandina Pirates will have their ship, Amelia’s Revenge, on site; and there will be something for everyone: raffles, jewelry, nail wraps, beads, finger printing, kids activities, face painting, massages, DNA tattoos, green screen photos, food, beverages and so much more.

For more information please visit RelayForLife.org, and enter “32034”, then select Relay For Life of Fernandina Beach Yulee, or leave a message for Judie Mackie at (904) 583-0659.

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2015 Pirate Parade Features Shrimp, Pirates and Fun for All

2015 Pirate Parade Features Shrimp, Pirates and Fun for AllApplications are now being accepted for the Pirate Parade to be held on April 30, 2015, as a kick-off to the 52nd Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival. This year’s Grand Marshall of the Parade is Rosa Adams, one of the original founders of the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival.

Your 2015 Parade Theme is: “Shrimp, Pirates and Fun for All.”

Sponsored by the Marriott Residence Inn on Amelia Island, your business or organization can be a part of the Pirate Parade, too, simply fill out a Parade Application by April 23rd, a Participation Agreement and pay your entry fee. Parade entry fees range from $35.00 for a non-profit organization, to a fee of $85.00 for political candidates.

Parade entries will be judged in the following categories:
-Commercial or commercially sponsored non-profit
-Non-profit or civic organization
-Walking group
-Band or performing group

A bonus award will also be given to the entry with the Best Special Effects. Winners will be contacted following the parade so a representative can be at the Main Stage of the Shrimp Festival to receive their award during the presentation on Friday evening.

The Opening Ceremony for the Shrimp Festival is Friday, May 1st, at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Miss Shrimp Festival Scholarship Pageant at 7:00 p.m. Many waterfront booths, the Kids Zone and the waterfront food booths open at 4:00 p.m. on Friday. Saturday May 2nd, the festival gets bigger with nearly 400 arts and crafts vendors joining the fun from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, May 3, 2015, the festival is open from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

The Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival is consistently rated by “Sunshine Artist Magazine” in the top 100 North America best events. The street festival features fine arts and crafts, antiques, live entertainment, Blessing of the shrimp boat fleet, pirate invasions, family friendly contests, a Kids Fun Zone and of course, lots and lots of shrimp! Best of all… admission to the festival is FREE!

The deadline to enter the Pirate Parade is April 23, 2015. For more information please visit www.ShrimpFestival.com.

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Sotheby’s First RM Auction Sale Takes Place March 14, 2015 on Amelia Island

Sotheby's First RM Auction Sale Takes Place March 14, 2015 on Amelia IslandNew York – Sotheby’s and RM Auctions are pleased to announce the formation of a new strategic partnership as Sotheby’s acquires a 25 percent ownership interest in the world’s foremost collector car auctioneer, which will now be known as RM Sotheby’s.

This long-term investment comes as the more than $2 billion market for the finest automobiles continues to grow, presenting increasing opportunities for both companies. Sotheby’s and RM have previously collaborated on a number of successful sales in both the United States and Europe, most notably the November 2013 Art of the Automobile auction in New York, which achieved nearly $63 million in just two hours and saw a new auction record set for a Ferrari 250 LM at $14.3 million.

The announcement grows those previous partnerships and unites the two businesses for the full calendar of future automobile auctions. The first RM Sotheby’s sale will take place in Amelia Island, Florida, March 14, with additional auctions in Fort Worth, Texas, Lake Como, Italy, Monterey, California, London, England and New York among others scheduled for later this year.

“Sotheby’s is thrilled to join the clear market leader in this field,” commented Bill Ruprecht, Sotheby’s President, Chairman, and CEO. “RM has established a formidable position that will only be strengthened by this new phase in our relationship. Just last year, RM set a new benchmark for a collector car auction with their flagship Monterey sale totaling more than $140 million, eclipsing the previous record they had established in 2013. The incredible synergy between our businesses, including significant overlap of top collectors and a focus on new markets, will be further strengthened as we work together to expand the classic car collector base. RM’s ownership of the high end of the market coupled with our global client network positions us for great success at a time when the market for investment-quality motor cars has never been stronger.”

Rob Myers, Chairman and Founder, RM Auctions added, “The partnership that has been formed between RM Auctions and Sotheby’s is undoubtedly the most effective way for us to reach the ever-growing worldwide audience of collectors who take a keen interest in the collector car asset class. No other organization in the world has a client base as far-reaching as Sotheby’s and since we have worked so closely and successfully with them in the past, it makes perfect sense that we form a strategic partnership that creates a truly worldwide platform for collector cars. It’s an exciting time in our company history, and for the hobby at large.”

Initially Sotheby’s will have a 25 percent ownership position in RM, governance participation and a comprehensive partnership agreement to work together to drive growth in the business. Over time, Sotheby’s will have opportunities to increase the ownership stake as the partnership evolves and grows.

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Infiniti Sponsors Amelia Island Concours Media Center

Infiniti Sponsors Amelia Island Concours Media CenterNASHVILLE, TN – For the fifth consecutive year, Infiniti will support the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance by sponsoring the Media Center at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island from March 13 to 15, 2015.

Infiniti’s Ritz-Carlton media center will be available to credentialed media on March 13 and 14, and will move to The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach on March 15. On Concours Sunday, media will have a perfect view of the hundreds of vintage, classic and historic racing vehicles spread out across the golf course’s 10th and 18th fairways.

The Infiniti Pavilion will feature the updated 2015 Q70L and QX80 Limited models along with the Q50 Sport with the new Performance Wheel and Tire Package. In addition, an Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1 car will be on display for racing fans to enjoy.

Vehicles available for a ride and drive include a Q50 3.7, Q50 S Hybrid AWD, Q60 Convertible Sport, Q60 Coupe S Limited, Q70L and QX80.

About Infiniti
Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with sales operations in over 50 countries. The Infiniti brand was launched in 1989. Its range of premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan, the United States and China. Production in the UK will start in 2015, bringing with it significant expansion of the brand’s portfolio. Infiniti plans to also expand manufacturing into Mexico by 2017.

As the Title Partner and Vehicle Performance Partner of Infiniti Red Bull Racing, Infiniti has a far-reaching technical collaboration with the four-time FIA Formula One World Championship winning Team.

More information about Infiniti, its Total Ownership Experience(r) and its industry leading technologies can be found at www.infinitiUSA.com.

For the latest news on Infiniti, visit InfinitiNews.com.

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Farmers Market is Open Rain or Shine

Farmers Market is Open Rain or ShineThe Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers’ market and the Fernandina Beach Arts Market will both be open in historic, downtown on March 14, 2015.

The farmers’ market, located on North Seventh Street, features new seasonal produce from our farmers as the spring season rapidly approaches.

You will find early harvests of yellow crookneck and summer squash coming in at Boatright Farms, as well as zucchini and early Vidalia onions.

Amelia Pasta now offers gluten free in their sweet potato pasta, and lemon garlic orzo.

Island Juice and Java serves up hot coffee, and chai tea, as well as hot chocolate with your choice of marshmallows, chocolate chips, mint chips or whipped cream. They also serve mango-pineapple and strawberry-banana smoothies, lemonade, and more.

For the next two weeks, the farmers’ market is assisting Relay For Life with their Canned Food Drive. You are encouraged to drop off cans at the farmers’ market that will be used to hold down the Luminaria bags during their seaside ceremony on March 21st. After the ceremony, the food will be donated to Micah’s Place, Nassau County’s domestic violence shelter.

The Arts Market, located adjacent to the farmers’ market will offer over 20 local artists and craftsman booths. You will find original art, apparel, stoneware, ceramics, jewelry, fused glass, pet supplies, essential oils and more.

Both markets are open from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, rain or shine, and music this week will be provided by the Hambone Stumps Band.

For more information, or to submit an application to join either the farmers market or the Arts Market, please visit FernandinaBeachMarketPlace.com or FernandinaBeachArtsMarket.com.

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7th Annual Rib Cook-Off

7th Annual Rib Cook-OffSaturday, March 14th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, is the 7th Annual Rib Cook-off at Main Beach, on Amelia Island.

Rib dinner plates go on sale at noon for $10.00 each.

There is a Cornhole Tournament at 1:00 pm, live music by Billy Shaddox and others, arts & crafts vendors, face painting, and a Kid’s Zone.

This event is sponsored by City of Fernandina Beach Parks and Recreation Department.

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