Relay For Life Pub Crawl for a Cure in Historic Fernandina Beach

Relay For Life Fernandina Beach/Yulee teams are thrilled to wrap-up their 2017 season by announcing their 3rd Annual Pub Crawl For a Cure in historic, Fernandina Beach, Florida. The Pub Crawl For a Cure invites you to crimp your hair and find those leg warmers as we bring back the 1980s and crawl our way through seven of Amelia Island’s iconic restaurants, pubs, and saloons.

Fighting back against a disease that has taken too much, Relay For Life is an opportunity for communities to honor cancer survivors and remember loved ones lost. Fund raising continues year ’round and culminates in the Annual Relay For Life Event where teams set up camp and take turns walking or running around a track or path to continue the fight against cancer. Because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times.

Here is the 411 – The Pub Crawl For a Cure will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Crab Trap on North Second Street, with an after-party starting at 9:00 p.m. at the Palace Saloon. Other sponsors include the Green Turtle Tavern, Pablo’s, Pajama Dave’s, Amelia Tavern, and the Salty Pelican. Participating venues and team members will be selling coupon books for $30.00 in advance or $35.00 at the door. Souvenier T-shirts and prize drawing tickets will also be available.

Team members, sponsors, and attendees can take pride in knowing they are working to create a world where cancer no longer threatens our loved ones. So Come on Eileen, Mickey, Billie Jean and Jessie’s Girl, and join us as we raise money to Beat It, and take a Sledgehammer to cancer.

For more information please find our facebook event page at or call Erica Watts (706) 380-1362.

All proceeds benefit Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society.

Responsible Beverage Server Training For Bartenders, Servers and Cashiers

Are you or your employees in the hospitality business? Do you operate a liquor or package store? Then this is important training for you and/or your employees and it’s FREE!

This two-hour course helps to develop practical ways retail establishments can prevent sales to minors and intoxicated persons.

The training is sponsored by the Nassau Alcohol Crime Drug Abatement Coalition (NACDAC) and the Fernandina Beach Police Department. Classes will be held at the Fernandina Beach Police Department Community Room, 1525 Lime Street, Fernandina Beach.

Two different training times are available for owners, managers, and employees of bars and restaurants on January 24; choose from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

For owners, managers, and employees of package stores and/or gas stations, training is being offered on January 25; choose from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

For more information, please call (904) 994-2502.

To register, contact Suzanne Bass, Fernandina Beach Police Department at (904) 277-7342 ext. 224 or email to ensure availability for the scheduled training dates.

Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Opens The Lobby Bar Christmas Eve

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island hopes you will experience The Lobby Bar inspired by bourbon legends, featuring small batch spirits and craft cocktails. Theater and cocktail craft meld together with personal tableside infusions and lite bites, including freshly prepared sushi, sashimi and specialty rolls.

The Lobby Bar is open daily at 12 p.m. – a cocktail experience like no other.

Experience First Call when The Lobby Bar mixologist introduces the day’s small batch, house-infused spirit. The First Call infusion is available as craft cocktail until that day’s spirit is sold out.

Reserve the Legends Table, a private banquette with a personalized cocktail menu that includes a small batch tasting flight, signature cocktail, sushi presentation and rare spirits.

Request the Reserve Menu including the exclusive Pappy Van Winkle bourbon. Advance reservations are required through Leisure Reservations, 904-277-1087.

Their sushi chefs prepare delectable sushi, sashimi and artful sushi rolls made with the freshest seafood available. House specialties include the Amelia roll with shrimp tempura and spicy tuna and lobster and scallop crudo.

Celebrate the New Year with a Gatsby themed party on New Year’s Eve in The Lobby Bar. Experience infused drinks, artful cocktails and the sushi bar. The night includes a DJ, complimentary champagne toast, party favors and fireworks. Dress in Gatsby-style clothing and enter the costume contest.

No cover charge, reservations not required.

On January 28th, Amelia Island’s Restaurant Week concludes with A Bourbon Affair event at The Lobby Bar. Sample small batch and house-infused bourbons and craft-cocktails while enjoying small plates from our fresh sushi and sashimi menu. The evening includes select wines and hors d’oeuvres, plus presentations from visiting mixologists, cigar roller and a glassblower with live demonstrations.

For reservations call 904-277-1087.

End your evening at The Lobby Bar for after dinner specialty drinks, house-made desserts, fine ports and cigars.

Salted Caramel Martini, a decadent martini with Absolut Vanilla, silky White Chocolate Godiva and salted caramel syrup. Espresso Martini, a combination of vanilla infused vodka, White Chocolate Godiva, espresso and Baileys Irish Cream blend together to create the perfect dessert martini.

You will find a variety of cordials that include everything from Hennessy to Louis XIII de Remy Martin to Baileys and Grand Marnier. Enjoy an after dinner port from a selection including Graham’s 1980, Cockburn’s Reserve and Warre’s 1985.

The Lobby Bar offers a variety of fine cigars; their selection includes: The Classic Churchill, a medium bodied cigar with a light, creamy and nutty flavor. The Davidoff Millenium Blend Toro, a full flavored cigar with notes of chocolate, caramel and a little spice.

If you’ve worked up an appetite, The Lobby Bar offers sushi and sashimi until 10 p.m

Sparkling Blueberry-Basil Lemonade Recipe

This recipe for a sparkling Blueberry-Basil Lemonade is a perfect thirst quencher for the 4th of July… with or without your added alcohol of choice.

1 cup of water
1 cup of white sugar
2 cups of fresh basil
2 cups of blueberries
1/2 cup of water
2 tbsps of lemon juice
4 cups of carbonated sparkling water

Bring one cup of water to boil in saucepan. Stir the sugar and basil into the water and return to boil.

Cook at a boil for about ten minutes and immediately remove from heat. Chill in refrigerator until slightly cool, about 15 minutes.

Blend the blueberries, 1/2 cup of water and the lemon juice in a blender until smooth; pour into pitcher. Remove the basil leaves from the simply syrup mixture. Add the carbonated water to the mixture and stir gently.


Salt Winemaker Dinner Celebrates Ritz-Carlton’s 25th Anniversary

This fine event immediately caught my attention because my husband and I spent our first wedding anniversary at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, the year they opened the resort. At the time, they were offering a $99.00 per night Florida Resident Special to entice visitors to check out their 5-Star resort, and we jumped at the opportunity to enjoy this gift from my in-laws.

I remember the views were spectacular, and the room service and attention to detail impeccable. We enjoyed taking a swim, and having a poolside lunch. We invited friends to meet us for cocktails, and enjoyed the atmosphere of the lounge. We dined at their finest restaurant, were entertained by a fabulous pianist, and the final morning before our departure I treated my husband to one of their amazing massages. Those were fine memories indeed.

Now, as we approach our 26th wedding anniversary, the The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is celebrating their 25th Anniversary with a special edition of Salt Winemaker Dinner series featuring Grgich Hills Estates located in Napa Valley, Califorina.

The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a reception and passed hors d’oeuvres and a glass of Grgich Hills Estate Fumé Blanc. Dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. with Blue Marlin ceviche and Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay, 2012. Throughout the evening, winery representative Frank Markovich will share stories of the winery’s heritage and details about the famous 1976 Pairs Tastings.

Chef Rick and Wine Sommelier Taylor Thompson will take you on an adventure of impeccable food paired perfect with some of the finest American wines.

You won’t be disappointed in attending this special toast to 25 years! The event is Friday, June 24th, at 6:00 p.m.; tickets are $150.00 per person.

For reservations or more information, please call the Ritz-Carlton at (904) 277-1100.

Where will you Watch the Pirate Parade on Thursday Evening?


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Where will you be watching the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival’s Pirate Parade? There is plenty of sidewalk and you can bring a lawn chair, but one of Amelia Island’s newest restaurants is offering their First Flag Parade Party. The Patio Place, located at 416 Ash Street, is located directly on the parade route and they are raising money and toys for Marine Corp Reserve Toys For Tots with this fun event. Check out the flyer for more details, simply click on the image and a larger version will open up.

Here is the parade line-up:
(subject to change without notice.)
Fire Dept.
Sheriff`s Dept.
Florida Forrest Service
Fire Rescue Honor Guard
Florida Public Utility
Residence Inn
Vietnam Veterans Chapter 1088
City Commissioners
Fantastic Gymnastics
Miss Kate`s Pre K
Early Impressions and the Vibe
Amelia Island Blues Society
Supervisor of Elections
St. Mary`s Pirates Club
Miss Shrimp Festival Contestants 2016
Team Stingrays
Westec Marina
Bean`s School of Dance
Pak`s Karate Academy
Trail Life Troop 555
The Hilliard Flashes Marching Band
City Commissioner
Nassau Council on Aging
Newcomers Club
Little Women of Fernandina Beach
Amelia Gentle Dentistry
Boys and Girls Club of Nassau County
Boy Scout Troop 152
Royal Amelia Dance Academy (Kinder Studio)
Savannah Grand
Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Amelia Island Montessori School
Nassau County Special Olympics
A Chance to Dance
McArthur Family YMCA
Brave Like Bronson, Inc.
Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville
Wells Fargo
Grand Marshal –Captain Speedy
Kayak Amelia
Baptist Medical Center
Amelia Island Turtle Watch
Overhead Garage Doors
Florida State College Jacksonville Nassau Center
Fernandina Beach High School
Home Depot
Summer House Realty
Kathy Burns for Superintendent
Amelia Island Kayak Excursions
K Bay 106.3
Ritz Carlton
A1A Solar
Charlie Cofer for Public Defender
Marine Corp, League Everett P Pope Detachment #1017
United Daughters of the Confederacy
A Janet Lynne Salon
Visit Florida
Justin Taylor for County Commissioner
Flotilla 14 – 1 US Coast Guard Auxiliary
Sounds on Center
Habitat for Humanity
Hot Paws
Tim Peak for County Commissioner
Beckham Vision Center
VIP Dog Salon
Riptide Watersports
Mc Donald`s
Kraft Tennis Partners
Amelia Musical Playhouse
Salvation Army
Order of the Eastern Star – Fernandina #55
Rick Keffer
POP Warner
Red Bones Bakery
Fairy Tails Mobile Grooming
Janet Adkins
Horizon Electric
8 Flags Jeep Club
Rotary Club
Nassau Bowling Center
CBC Bank
First Coast Pediatric
Maritime Museum
Carlos Stay for Tax Collector
Angel Watch Home Care
Mosquito Authority
Quality Health of Fernandina
Danny Fullwood
Friends of Fernandina Skate Park
Matt Shirk for Public Defender
Donner Horner for State House
Campaign for Wes White
Cub Scout Pack 583
Yulee Marching Band
Clerk of Courts
Amelia Island Museum of History
Camping World of Jacksonville
Jimmy Dubberly
Ron Anderson Chevy Buick GMC
American Heritage Girls – Troop 1327
Joe Zimmer
Sheri Treadwell Campaign
Elm St. Little League Girls Softball
Maritime Museum
Fernandina Pirates Club

Crawl for a Cure 2015

Crawl for a Cure 2015Usually we fight to end cancer, but on November 21, 2015, we hope you will join us as we “Crawl for a Cure” in historic, downtown Fernandina Beach from 6 to 11:00 pm.

Crawl for a Cure is a pub crawl designed to raise awareness and funds for Relay for Life Fernandina Beach Yulee and the American Cancer Society. The next local Relay for Life will be held from 10 am to 10 pm, on March 5, 2016, at Main Beach on Amelia Island. Relay For Life is a team event with live music, dancing, vendors booths, food, themed laps, ceremonies and more to celebrate the lives of those touched by cancer. Each team continuously walks a track, relay style, displaying how cancer never rests.

Crawl for a Cure tickets are only $25.00 in advance! ($30.00 day of event)

There are seven great establishments to visit when you crawl with us:
The Crab Trab
The Palace Saloon
Dog Star Tavern
Green Turtle
Salty Pelican
Alley Cat
Lulu’s at the Thompson House

Tickets will be available from Relay for Life Committee Members, 2016 Teams, and participating sponsors of the event. Volunteers will be selling tickets on North Second Street from 5:00 to 6:00 pm Saturday evening.

A low country boil will be available from 5pm to 10 pm at The Alley Cat on Centre Street for only $15.00 – with $10.00 of each ticket being donated to Relay for Life – this event will sell out, so get your tickets early.

You may want to dress in “Relay Rewind” attire and be ready for the After-Party at Sheffield’s at The Palace. There is NO cover charge for costumed guests!

Souvenir T-shirts, designed by Electric Mermaid Tattoo, partially sponsored by Affordable Transportation, A Janet Lynn Hair Salon, and Changes Hair Salon, and generously printed for this event by P5 Productions are available for only $15.00 in advance! ($20 day of event)

Great prizes are being donated for our raffle-styled prize giveaway, and you DO NOT need to be present to win, so be sure to get your tickets for only $1.00 each or 25 tickets for $20.00.

All those who participate in “Crawl for a Cure” will receive a playing card at each stop and the best 5 card poker hand will receive a fantastic Grand Prize!!!

If you’d like to create a team for Relay for Life Fernandina Beach/Yulee, make a donation, or need tickets, please message us on facebook and one of our volunteers will get back to you as soon as we can!

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Rotary Amelia Island Sunrise Announce 2015 Wine and Food Tasting

Rotary Amelia Island Sunrise Announce 2015 Wine and Food TastingFernandina Beach, FL – Rotary Amelia Island Sunrise is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the Third Annual International Wine and Food Tasting Event on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Amelia Island Museum of History.

This year, proceeds will benefit Arts Alive Nassau, a local nonprofit dedicated to providing arts opportunities and education to children in Nassau County who have limited access to the arts.

In addition to sampling a selection of international wines, provided by A Taste of Wine by Steve, guests will enjoy a variety of local craft beers-with thanks to the Amelia Island Hospitality Group. Local restaurants such as GG’s Bistro, Amelia Tavern, Sliders, The Crab Trap and the North Hampton Golf Club and are just a few of the area dining establishments that will be serving delicious hors d’oeuvres guaranteed to please the palate of event participants.

Classical guitarist Tom Jordan and popular local entertainer Dan Voll are among the musical offerings for the evening. As in year’s past, a silent and live auction are also part of the program. Last year, over $30,000 was raised and donated to Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

VIP tickets are $125 and tickets for the Main Event $65. Tickets can be purchased online at, at a Taste of Wine by Steve (located at 4924 First Coast Highway) or by calling Rotary president Mark Cutshaw at 904-753-1272. Dress code is Black Tie Optional.

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 or go to

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Ladies’ Night May Offer Solution to City’s Budget Perils

5 Drinks in a 120 lbs body weight is intoxication!

5 Drinks in a 120 lbs body weight is intoxication!

In the closing paragraph of today’s blog Dave Scott announces that The  Palace Saloon has brought back its popular Ladies’ Night from 9 pm- 2 am on Thursday’s, where ladies can get a bargain five drinks for five bucks including call drinks, call shots, domestic draughts and house wines, a price that almost makes it worth going in drag, or if that doesn’t appeal to you guys, then you can buy your drinks for just $2.

Reading this I could not escape the thought that many patrons would leave the bar those evenings impaired, if not drunk, and if the National Trend to finance law enforcement out of arrests, property confiscations and traffic violations continues, this could be a feasible way out of budgetary problems fort the city. A quick search on the internet revealed the following chart borrowed from It shows a clearly that right at 5 drinks legal intoxication makes its entry, even taking factors such as weight and gender into consideration.

While the Beta side of my brain was doing a series of quick calculations, the Alpha side was conducting a role play interview with local police chief Jim Hurley about consequences for police deployment and budgetary opportunities.
I won’t bore you with the details of this imaginary discussion but the bottom line was that here was a real opportunity to fill the local administration’s coffers with enough dough to meet many financial targets, including underfunded pension liabilities for 2015 and beyond.

blood alcohol level chartA series of calculations showed that
• a 120 pound woman doing five shots inside of an hour (pretty much party mode behavior) hits more (0.17%) than twice the legal limit (0.08%) for operating a motor vehicle. By the way it doesn’t make a difference whether you mix up your drinks (beer, wine or hard liquor) or stay in one poison. The result will be approximately the same: you are drunk!
Now if you’re a woman of weight, say 240 lbs, the same conditions of 5 drinks consumed in one hour will bring you awfully close to that 0.08% mark. You’ll be impaired but not legally drunk yet.
• If you are a “social drinker” and use this ladies’ night promotion to have a drink every hour between 9pm and 2am in the morning and you weigh in at 120lbs, you’d still be legally intoxicated at closing time (0.10%). But if you’re 240lbs, your alcohol level would hardly show at 0.008% –
Guys on average have a 30% more resistance than women of the same weight group.

So: assuming that the Five Dollar-Five Drink Ladies Night Special is a packaged deal and you consume all five drinks, every woman under 220lbs body weight will walk out of Florida’s Oldest Saloon legally intoxicated on a Thursday night or early Friday morning.

Here are a few of the highlights of my imaginary conversation with chief Hurley:

• City police will be out in full force and all patrol cars will be commanded onto the streets between 10pm Thursday night and 3am Friday morning;
• The Sheriff’s office, in an effort to get its share of tickets, arrests, confiscations and impounds, will increasingly compete with city law enforcement for the most traffic stops conducted, and ultimately demand consolidation of effort considering that popular opinion gets louder that both law enforcement agencies should merge to gain economy of scale;
drunk driving• Considering how severe Florida’s Drunk Driving Penalties are, just 20 DUI tickets a week would bring in an easy $1 million into the law enforcement coffers. And this is only for first time convictions. Second or third conviction revenue would start rivaling Wall Street’s margins.

And talking about Wall Street, there is a parallel visible but obviously on a different scale.
Wall Street participants, (brokers, hedge fund managers,  have been making so much money off the Fed’s stimulus funding in recent years, that not only did they get renewed Government approval to selling the dangerous risk derivatives once again (remember the ones that almost took us out in 2008??), but these same guys are also driving up real estate prices in New York city to incomprehensible levels. Under the motto to keep the money rolling, financial bigwigs are now transferring some of their enormous recently acquired wealth to bigwig real estate developers who are building them safe and over the top condo castles, priced between $17 and $64 million a pop. Generations of true New Yorkers cannot afford the city anymore and are being forced out.
Not sure why I’m bringing this up in this article, but my brain has a strange way of connecting the dots. Be careful Fernandina.

And as a closing argument: The Bar Promotion, Ladies’ Night was introduced as a marketing tool for bars and lounges to get lots of ladies into an establishment on certain slow nights, because the belief is that they will attract large numbers of heavy drinking males to come and spend large amounts of hard earned cash on ladies’ drinks and their own.
Looking at the above numbers and considerations,  I think this promotion may quickly turn into a “self liquidator” as in the end only 200lbs plus females with a measure of self control, will be able to crawl up to the bar, without the constant fear of getting caught driving drunk. And even though 200lbs plus ladies deserve the best in life, they do not constitute the demographic profile the promoters of Ladies Night originally had in mind. Just sayin’.

In the meantime I think I’ll apply for a combined taxi/towing license and purchase some towing trucks with luxury passenger quarters to deliver intoxicants and their vehicles home in one clean sweep. Could be a good business opportunity for a while.

Restaurant Week 2015 Offers Mixology Tours

restaurant-week-2015-amelia-tasting-toursAmelia Island’s Restaurant Week 2015 is offering special Mixology Tours brought to you by Amelia Island Tasting Tours!

These tours, offered Jan 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th 2015, showcase the wonderful local bars Amelia Island has to offer, wonderfully complimenting the unique Amelia Island eateries during Restaurant Week 2015!

These Mixology Tours are an on-the-go walking cocktail party in beautiful downtown Amelia Island! On this 2 hour tour, guests will meet some of Amelia’s best bartenders while enjoying the unique character of our local bars. Each Mixology Tour stops at four watering holes where tour guests will meet the fun, creative people behind the bars that mix exciting, unique, and flavorful drinks. Guests will hear about the art and craft of mixing cocktails while finding out about each bar’s history, and then enjoy a tasting of a specially prepared craft cocktail in each of the four stops. To add to the fun, guests vote for their favorite drink, helping us decide on our “bartender of the week” (a coveted prize amongst our bartenders).

While walking between stops, your guide will provide the happenings of beautiful downtown Amelia Island to ensure guests know what’s going on and can take full advantage of their visit to our beautiful island! For more information or to book a tour please visit or call 1-800-979-3370.

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Amelia Island Tasting Tours Now Open for Business

Amelia Island Tasting Tours Now Open for BusinessPress Release – Amelia Island Tasting Tours Celebrates the Launch of New Food and Drink Tours in Downtown Fernandina Beach, Florida.

Following the trend of food tours across the United States, Amelia Island Tasting Tours (AITT) aims to showcase the unique local restaurants and bars that make downtown Fernandina Beach such a wonderful place to visit and live, and they will be launching those tours on October 23, 2014.

“Foodies love Amelia Island for it’s eclectic mix of local restaurants with high-quality offerings,” says AITT co-founder, Marisol Triana. “This is a wonderful, fun way to bring locals and visitors into downtown Fernandina Beach for a true taste experience.”

Right now, AITT is starting with two tours, the Downtown Tasting Tour and the Mixology Tour. On the Downtown Tasting Tour, guests will visit 5 restaurants and enjoy specially made tastings while learning about the history of the restaurant from the owner or chef. Between stops, guests will enjoy beautiful downtown Fernandina Beach while hearing a little history of the island.

On the Mixology Tour, guests will stroll to 4 bars or restaurants to try craft cocktails made by Amelia’s best bartenders, while learning about the bootlegging history of Fernandina Beach. To add to the fun, guest will vote for the “AITT Bartender of the Week,” encouraging friendly competition between bartenders who vie for the coveted trophy.

To date, there are 13 bars and restaurants in downtown Fernandina Beach signed up to partner with AITT as tasting locations. These establishments include Espana, Hola Cuban Cafe, The Courtyard Pub and Grill, Happy Tomato Cafe, Pablo’s Mexican Restaurant, Joe’s 2nd Street Bistro, Arte Pizza, The Crab Trap, Bright Mornings Cafe, LuLu’s at the Thompson House, The Green Turtle Tavern, Karibrew, and Nana Teresa’s Bake Shop.

“We are delighted to be able to showcase many of the wonderful restaurants in downtown Fernandina Beach, while bringing a new kind of tour to our island,” says AITT co-founder Tara Meyer-Robson, “It’s time to show the world how special Amelia Island really is!”

To view the tour calendar or book tickets for an upcoming tour, go to, or call 1.800.979.3370. Book early, as AITT only allows 14 people per tour to allow for an intimate tour experience!

About Amelia Island Tasting Tours:
At Amelia Island Tasting Tours, our focus is to create an incredible experience for each and every one of our tour guests, whether you are a local who wants to enjoy an experience in beautiful downtown Fernandina Beach or a visitor looking to find the best restaurants that the locals love. We want to showcase our wonderful bars and restaurants, as we are passionate that downtown Fernandina has a mix of terrific local places found nowhere else. In addition, we want our tour guests to be able to meet the wonderful owners, staff, and mixologists that are passionate about their craft. Amelia Island has such character and charm, and with Amelia Island Tasting Tours, you will experience all of it!

About Your Hosts:
Marisol Triana is the co-owner of Hola Cuban Cafe
in downtown Fernandina Beach, which has quickly become a “local’s favorite” restaurant. She and her partner, Chris Garcia, have created a warm and welcoming atmosphere—on any given day, you’ll find locals meeting and chatting in the cafe, whether they knew each other or not when they walked in the door! It’s this same warmth and genuine love of people that Marisol brings to Amelia Island Tasting Tours; she loves downtown Fernandina Beach, and she’s glad to show her favorite spots to visitors to Amelia Island.

Tara Meyer-Robson is a passionate foodie and loves the amazing selection of restaurants that downtown Fernandina Beach offers. In addition, she’s an internationally-published author, coach, and the creator of the Mind-Body-Life Transformation program The Flow Method She’s traveled extensively with her work and loves to immerse herself into the culture of a given area, asking the locals for their recommendations for the best restaurants. This love gave birth to the concept behind Amelia Island Tasting Tours, which allows her to show visitors to beautiful Amelia Island the hidden gems and favorite restaurants in a way that is exciting and fun.

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A Taste of Wine by Steve Ribbon Cutting

A Taste of Wine Ribbon CuttingThere will be a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for A Taste of Wine by Steve in the Palmetto Walk Shopping Village on Friday, July 25, 2014, at 4:30 PM.

A Taste of Wine by Steve has moved and Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce Directors and Ambassadors will celebrate its new Amelia Island location with a ribbon cutting!

Open house begins at 4:30 p.m. with servings of Bellinis. The ribbon cutting will be at 5 p.m. and will be followed by A Taste of Wine by Steve‘s weekly complimentary Friday wine tasting until 7 p.m.

Stay and sample a few of the fine wines available at A Taste of Wine by Steve. The shop already has a fair amount of high end wines on the shelves and plans to continue to build this inventory at the new location as well as continuing to offer good wine at all prices. The spacious new location caters to a retail crowd with a wine bar and glass-topped wine barrels for tables.

For more information, visit

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Shop and Sip Fundraiser for Nassau Humane Society

Shop and Sip Fundraiser for Nassau Humane SocietyFernandina Beach, FL Shop and Sip! Chico’s, located at the Shops of Amelia Island Plantation, is partnering with the Nassau Humane Society in a shopping fundraiser.

When you shop at Chico’s on Thursday, July 24, from 5-7pm, 10% of your total purchase will be donated to the Nassau Humane Society. After shopping, relax on the store’s back porch, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and visit with some of our furry friends from our shelter.

So far this fiscal year, Nassau Humane Society has found homes for 527 cats and dogs, which is a 65% increase from this time last year. We provide a no-kill shelter for the abandoned, the abused, the surrendered and the rescued.

Our organization strives daily to bring people and pets together – enriching the lives of both.

For more information on how you can help our homeless animals, please visit our website

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