Here is the agenda for the February 21, 2017, meeting of the Fernandina Beach City Commissioners. The meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall on Ash Street, Amelia Island. Continue reading
While the Farmers Almanac is predicting a snowy season for much of the country, we are seeing plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures for February here in NE Florida. One of the best ways to enjoy this exceptional weather is to head downtown and check out the Continue reading
JACKSONVILLE, FL – TEDxFSCJ will host a salon exploring how race and gender intersect along the path to elected political office. The TEDxFSCJ salon, “Lift as We Climb: Women, Race & Politics,” Continue reading
JACKSONVILLE, FL – Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) has been named one of OnlineU’s 2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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.
Writers by the Sea will have their next meeting on February 16, 2017, at the Amelia Island Museum of History in Fernandina Beach; fellowship begins at 6:00 p.m. Continue reading
Landscape Matters presents: Roses, Wednesday February 1 at 10AM, at the James S. Page Government Center, 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee, FL
Nassau County Master Gardener Carol Ann Atwood will conduct a hands-on Landscape Matters Rose class beginning in the conference room of the James S. Page Government Center. The class will include a pruning demonstration, and discussion of diseases, remedies, irrigation, varieties, colors, fertilizers, arrangements, when to cut for arrangements, conditions for success, different grades, knock outs vs hybrid teas, how to plant, and soil amendments.
The class is free and open to the public. For more information, access our website at http://nassau.ifas.ufl.edu/horticulture/landmatters/landmatters.html, or call the Extension office at 530-6350.
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. Continue reading
This summer, students will embark on a global journey into conservation! Each day they will learn about threats to nature on a different continent, connecting to not only animals – but people and places as well. This STEM camp will put them up close to wildlife, science and leading experts in conservation!
The adventure begins on Sundays when campers arrive for their week-long experience. During the week, campers will spend time in our conservation center, veterinary clinic, and our world-class conference center. In addition to learning about wildlife, they will engage in classic camp activities such as boating, hiking, swimming, bowling and so much more. Campers depart on Friday evening after our parent event that tops off their week.
Your student will leave camp with critical thinking and leadership skills that will enhance their ability to make decisions that benefit people and wildlife worldwide. While at White Oak, they will gain independence and make friendships and memories that will last a lifetime!
To learn more, visit our website at www.whiteoakwildlife.org/summer-camp/ to watch a camp video, read the camp FAQs and start your application today.
Preference for camp spaces will be given to:
-Applications submitted by March 30
-Camp alumni and their siblings
-Families that were on the 2016 camp wait list
-Students attending White Oak Education Partner Schools
Residential Week-Long Camps: $1100
Sessions begin the week of May 28 and end the first week of August!
January 28, 2017, brings an amazing line-up of vendors to the farmers market on North Seventh Street. Me, Myself and Pies is returning for the first time this year with a large selection of sweet and savory pies. Steephill Vermont Syrup is making their monthly appearance with a trunk full of syrups straight from their farm in Vermont, and Rose’s “An”Believable Egg Rolls has added pot stickers to her line up. Continue reading
The clicks are counted and it’s nearly announcement time!
On Friday, January 27, at noon EST, the team at Coastal Living will reveal the results of this year’s Happiest Seaside Towns in our first-ever, LIVE broadcast via Facebook Live! Continue reading
Wednesday January 25, 2017, at 10:00AM
Yulee Extension office at 86026 Pages Dairy Road
UF/IFAS Nassau Master Gardener Elaine Roblez will teach a class on growing and maintaining fruit trees in your landscape. The class will take place at the Yulee Extension office at 86026 Pages Dairy Road where the UF/IFAS Nassau Fruit Demonstration Garden is located. Growing there are a wide variety of fruit trees and shrubs, including: apple, pear, olive, nectarine trees, blueberry shrubs and grape vines. The class is open to the public.
For more information, call the Extension office at 530-6350.
Master Gardeners are on phone duty on Fridays, at 530-6350, press ‘1’ for the Yulee office.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida State College at Jacksonville’s (FSCJ) Forensics team earned the Quality Award and placed third overall in two out of three regional speech tournaments hosted by Berry College, University of West Florida (UWF) and FSCJ. Continue reading
The Fernandina Beach Market Place is the hot spot on Amelia Island to find new delightful treats for 2017. Strolling through the farmers market on North Seventh Street you will notice several expanding product lines from our existing vendors for the new year. Continue reading