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Visit Florida Visits Amelia Island to Fish

 Visit Florida Visits Amelia Island to FishVisit Florida is the state’s official tourism marketing company and it provides a ton of information to those visiting Florida. Tourism is one of Amelia Island’s biggest sectors, and many of the state’s attractions invest as Partners in advertising campaigns to generate more traffic for the industry.

Local resident and Charter Fishing Captain Russell Tharin took Visit Florida writer Terry Gibson on a dynamic and productive trip through the uncrowded salt marshes and shallow waters surrounding one of the best kept secrets in Northeast Florida, Fernandina Beach.

Check out the wonderful video produced when Terry went fishing with Captain Russ:

http://www.visitflorida.com/en-us/videos/2014/Insider-Amelia-Island-Offers-Some-of-Floridas-Best-Fishing.html

Just another reason to love Amelia Island, Florida!

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Pita Bread Pizza Video How-To

Pita Bread Pizza Video How-ToHere is a great recipe for whipping up some personal pita bread pizzas at home using fresh ingredients from the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers’ market. We’ve even put together a 4 1/2 minute video to make it even easier.

Ingredients:
1 Package of Pita’s from Maria’s Bakery
1 Jar of Alla Vodka sauce from Joy of Garlic
1 Jar of Pesto, also from Joy of Garlic
1 Package fresh mozzarella cheese from Blue Moon Creamery
1 Pound of fresh ground beef from JD Beef
1 Fresh onion (diced)
1 Fresh green pepper (diced)
2 Tablespoons of olive oil

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Lightly grease the bottom of a cookie sheet.
Brown the ground beef (there won’t be much grease to drain.)
Saute’ 1/2 of your veggies in olive oil
Mix three to four tablespoons of Alla Vodka Sauce with one tablespoon of Pesto per pita
Break apart the mozzarella into crumb-like pieces

Assembly:
Spread two to three heaping tablespoons of pesto mixture on pita
Add your favorite ingredients
Top with mozzarella cheese

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes to reach desired browning of bread’s edges.

Bon Appétit!

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Warm Reception at Rendezvous Festival Ribbon Cutting

Warm Reception at Rendezvous Festival Ribbon CuttingAmelia Island Fernandina Beach Yulee Chamber of Commerce hosted a Ribbon Cutting for the Rendezvous Festival on the lawn of the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island August 7, 2014.

This warm, oceanfront reception brought scores of people out to welcome the Festival to Amelia Island. Formerly the Amelia Island Film Festival, Rendezvous will become the 1st film, music and gaming festival in NE Florida and SE Georgia.

The evening began with a retiring of the Amelia Island Film Festival name and logo, followed by an exciting ribbon cutting with Chamber Ambassadors, and an introduction of the Festival’s Board of Directors who were present for the ribbon cutting:
-VP, and VP Marketing Travis Cloyd
-Sponsorship Coordinator David Garland
-Volunteer Coordinator Margo Story
-Film Selection Committee Coordinator Julia Ferreira
-Event Coordinator Michael Smith
-Advisory Board Team Members Mark Sutcliffe and Mr. Kim Dawson
-Chairman and CEO for Rendezvous Festival Randy Bowman (and Emcee for the evening)

Why the Name Rendezvous? It is an homage to the Evan’s Rendezvous, located in American Beach, a music club that once hosted famed musicians such as Louis Armstrong, James Brown, Billie Daniels, and Ray Charles in the 1930’s, 40’s, & 50’s in a special beach community that was created for inclusion. It is a goal of the Festival to recognize the proud history that the Rendezvous represents and its contribution to the entertainment industry.

Here is a brief video of the evening’s events:

sponsors of the evening included the Chamber of Commerce, Fast Signs, Amelia Island Museum of History, and the Ritz Carton. Jazz music was provided by blue muse.

Rendezvous Festival 2015 will be held June 5 – 13, 2015, with nine days of festive events being held throughout Amelia Island.

Planned evenings include themes like International, Bollywood, and James Bond Casino Royale.

There will be an American Beach Tribute, and presentations on topics like animation, and interactive media (Gaming, Digital, and Social Media).

Included in the events is a three day interactive film expo with exhibitors from throughout the film industry.

You can expect midnight screenings, multiple concerts, after hours social events, red carpet events, a golf tournament, and an exciting Closing Award Program with dinner and live music at the Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island.

For more information visit the website: http://www.rendezvousfestival.com/

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Video of Miss Shrimp Festival Pageant 2014

Video of Miss Shrimp Festival Pageant 2014

One of the most popular Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival events is the Miss Shrimp Festival Pageant.

In 2014, 17 young women from Nassau County, Florida, entered the annual pageant sponsored by the Hampton Inn & Suites, Amelia Island “Historic Harbor Front Hotel”.

After weekend rehearsals led by Pageant Chair Crystal Molchin and Choreographer Kristin Conner, the girls attended a dinner party where they were interviewed by the pageant judges.

Russell Colburn of Action News was the emcee for the pageant and judges include Bob Ramshaw of the Hampton Inn and Suites; Shannon Brown, vice president of the Fernandina Beach Vystar Credit Union; and Nancy Burnett, a former contestant in the Ms. Senior Jacksonville Pageant.

Want to know who won? Check out the video below:

The 51st Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival is behind us and volunteer committee members are already in the planning stages for Shrimp Festival 2015.

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2014 Shrimp Festival Video Recap

2014 Shrimp Festival RecapTeam SearchAmelia snapped well over 13,000 images, and shot hours upon hours of video during the 2014 Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival. Eight weeks later we’ve sorted through enough of the footage to offer this four and 1/2 minute video recap of the weekend’s exciting activities:

Beginning with the parade, which returned to Thursday evening, the video takes you through the weekend including cameos of Actors Anthony Anderson and Edgar Hansen, scenes from the Miss Shrimp Festival Pageant, the Pirate Invasions, the Little Pirate contests, the Wreath Ceremony and the Blessing of the Fleet and more. Of course, wrapping up the weekend was the traditional performance by The Swingin’ Medallions.

Even with the rain showers on Friday and Saturday the festival was a huge success thanks to an incredible team of volunteers that make up the Shrimp Festival Committee.

This year included a treat from Fresh From Florida Seafood who brought Captain Edgar Hansen of the F/V Northwestern, as featured on Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch”, to the Festival. Another celebrity, Anthony Anderson (Law & Order, The Departed), appeared during the Shrimp Festival to shoot an episode of Food Fest Nation, which will air on Monday, July 21 at 9:00 PM ET. Trust us, it was difficult to keep quiet about this exciting exposure for Amelia Island. Up until the Food Network began advertising this new, eight episode series, we were sworn to secrecy, so you didn’t see any press about the program being filmed during the festival.

In the next few weeks look for event-specific videos and galleries of the Shrimp Festival as we put them together right here at SearchAmelia.com.

Special thanks to photographers Robin Childers and Kimberly Kappal who have never said, “no” to shooting our often odd requests.

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Be a Chocolatier for a Day at Peterbrooke Amelia Island

Be a Chocolatier for a Day at Peterbrooke Amelia IslandCome be a Chocolatier for a day by spending a summer afternoon at Peterbrooke where they will dip, decorate, and package your very own delicious chocolate treats. The class is for kids at heart, ages 8 through 98.

Ask yourself, “Where does Chocolate come from?” and that is where this fun class begins… with a brief history of Chocolate. You will get to see, touch and feel an actual cocoa pod. Next, learn the proper technique on how to “taste” good chocolate with sampling of milk, white and dark chocolates.

Note…there is a lot of sampling that goes on!

You will be taught how Peterbrooke employees temper their coverture chocolate and allow you to try it, too. Then it’s on to making a large Granny Smith, caramel and chocolate covered apple – complete with decorations. You will continue with properly dipping strawberries and have some fun with dipping oreos or pretzels. You get to create a chocolate pizza and decorate a giant chocolate covered marshmallow with lots of white drizzle, candy pieces, chocolate shavings, sprinkles and more.

Our grandson recently attended Peterbrooke’s Chocolatier for a Day class in Fernandina Beach and he said, “The was the best day ever!”

Lunch, beverage and dessert is provided with includes delicious Italian gelato. After lunch you will package all of your items just like they do in the store. You even get to shrink wrap your gift boxes full of the goodies you made in class.

If time allows, you can play a game of “Peterbrooke Bingo” with prizes of Peterbrooke gold chocolate coins.

For more information or to book your class, call Peterbrooke at (904) 277-0162.

Classes run on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, through July 23, 2014. All of this fun is packed into three full hours and is 100% worth the low price of only $48.00 per person!

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Video of Micah’s Place’s Ten-Year Celebration Gala

Video of Micah's Place's Ten-Year Celebration GalaMicah’s Place celebrated their ten-year anniversary with a huge Gala celebration at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation, November 9, 2013, and we were there to catch it all on video!

Before the doors of Micah’s Place, the only certified domestic violence shelter in Nassau County, opened in 2003, it took plenty of blood, sweat and tears to launch the idea.

During the early 1990’s, a task force was formed to provide community awareness and lay the ground work for a future shelter to house the victims of domestic violence. Representatives from a variety of Nassau County agencies were determined to find funding for a full time advocate for victims. It was the year 2000 when donations began pouring in, a non profit status was obtained and fundraising events were arranged to raise the capital needed.

Nassau County leased the property for the shelter for 99 years, at $1.00 per year and our community dug deep to bring this shelter to a reality and the doors opened in 2003 when help was offered to the first victim by volunteers who still dedicate their time and skills to Micah’s Place.

Today, Micah’s Place auxiliary members continue to raise funds with events like the Home and Garden Tour, the Savory Taste cookbook, the Black and White Gala, and Palace Saloon Annual Golf Classic sponsored by the Sheffield family. Micah’s Place resale store, The Purple Dove, is located on A1A and sells upscale furniture, housewares and clothing.

“Every nine seconds a woman is battered by an intimate partner. In 50% of the cases the children are beaten as well.”

Saturday evening, there were reasons to celebrate…
-Celebrate the dream that turned into a reality
-Celebrate that families in Nassau County can be helped in Nassau County
-Celebrate Micah’s Place’s name recognition now serves as an example to other communities

micahs-place-2013-victor-rivas-riversThe evening’s guest speaker was Victor Rivas Rivers, an actor who grew up with the pain of an abusive father. With the help of others, Victor was able to escape the cycle of violence. He shared with us some of his childhood memories and offered a message of hope.

“Love should never hurt,” he said. “We must coordinate agencies and stop domestic violence where it begins… in the home and in relationships. Judges, lawyers, police, friends, neighbors, coaches and teachers became my ‘angels’.”

In his book, A Private Family Matter, A Memoir, Victor recalls his days as an angry youth living under the rule and wrath of his father, who abused his wife and children. Victor managed to seek help for his family and criminal punishment for his father, overcome his demons and learn to love himself, and how he shares his experience with other victims and survivors of domestic abuse is at the heart of this profound and affecting memoir.

Since 1999, Victor has served as a national spokesperson for the National Network to End Domestic Violence and he is also a community champion for the Verizon Foundation, committed to a cause of engaging more men in the movement. In 2006, Victor was named by Women’s E News as one of the 21 Leaders for the 21st Century – the second man so named by the organization.

The evening brought together hundreds of Micah’s Place supporters who enjoyed a cocktail reception, dinner, a silent auction loaded with unique items, Victor’s engaging speech, and incredible raffle drawings including $500.00 from First Federal Bank of Florida, and an Ultimate Amelia Basket, worth over $2,000.00 in products and services arranged by Dickie Anderson, who raved about the generosity of our community.

The festivities concluded with an emotional closing of “Thanks” offered by Shandra Riffey, who has served as the Executive Director of Micah’s Place since 2007.

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Buy-Gones Resale Boutique Expands

Buy-Gones Resale Boutique ExpandsBuy-Gones Ladies Resale Boutique has been going strong for almost 25 years. The store features ladies, juniors, maternity, mens, lingerie, purses, shoes, scrubs, jewelry, and accessories with sizes ranging from 00 to 3X. Buy-Gones Ladies Resale Boutique is located at 1014 S. 7th Street, Fernandina Beach (behind O’Reilly’s Auto Parts.) As you are heading towards historic, downtown on 8th Street, turn LEFT onto Kelp Street, just one block past the Lime Street light. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Call (904) 277-4071 for information.

The boutique is always changing as they sell a huge volume of clothing with some of the best prices in NE Florida. Everyday there is a new sale! Shopping at Buy-Gones is a unique, friendly experience.

In January 2013, Buy-Gones Ladies Resale Boutique opened another store in Yulee, at 464073 SR 200 (A1A and Blackrock Road, between Lowe’s and Super-Walmart, on the north side of A1A). It’s a smaller version of the Fernandina Beach store with approx. 1700 sq. ft. of exquisite clothing, shoes, purses, accessories etc. Many customers have commented on how the store doesn’t even resemble a resale store but instead looks like it offers brand new items. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Call (904) 206-9475 for information.

Most of Buy-Gones success is due to the wonderful, professional, dedicated employees who are more like family members than employees. Some of the employees have worked there since the beginning when Barb Kent first bought Child’s World in 2001. The business has grown and changed from TLC Kids, TLC Ladies and Home Decor then Buy-Gones in 2006. Buy-Gones was originally a consignment store but transitioned to CASH on the spot 4 years ago. A few items such as high end purses, furs etc. are still consigned but most customers like the immediate cash.

Instant gratification! CASH or SHOPPING CREDIT

Here’s how it works:
Bring in your clothing items that are less than 2 yrs old, clean, folded, in good condition and you’ll have a cash offer within 24 hours or on the spot with an appointment. Just think of how much better it is to get the cash right up front! You don’t have to remember to come back & get your money or wait for a check! It’s a pay-out program based on the system used by Plato’s Closet.

Another option is to take Shopping Credit – a nice option when you wish to purchase new clothes as it is DOUBLE the cash offer. Remember that you get to make the decision and we don’t touch your clothes until you tell us what you’d prefer. Even if you can’t wait, the cash offer stays on your account for 2 years! Items that don’t sell are donated to Amvets, Salvation Army, Goodwill, & Barnabas.
Tax receipts are available.

Buy-Gones Ladies Resale Boutique has survived the recent challenging economic times by offering some incredible sales and keeping Nassau County families dressed nicely in spite of lost jobs, homes, etc. Customers also benefit by cleaning out their closets and turning them into cash to pay the bills. Buy-Gones has very loyal customers.

For more information visit www.buygonesamelia.com, call (904) 277-4071 (Fernandina Beach), (904) 206-9475 (Yulee) or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BuyGones.

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Fernandina High School’s Certified Nursing Assistant Program

Fernandina High School's Certified Nursing Assistant ProgramWhen I was ten years old I told my aunt that I wanted to be a pediatric neurosurgeon when I grew up. Now, for a ten year old, this is an interesting thing to aspire to be, so my aunt immediately told me that I would never make it that far and I would change my mind. Up until a few years ago I was dead set on becoming a pediatric neurosurgeon and proving her wrong.

My freshman year of high school I was in a class called Medical Skills taught by Mrs. Sharon Belcher, ARNP. In this class I learned all about the different medical professions there are, gave a PowerPoint presentation about poison control, was introduced to my now favorite show House, kept up with current events in medicine, learned how to read and use military time, became CPR certified, learned how to dress a wound, and I was introduced to the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class offered to seniors by Mrs. Belcher.

I soon realized that getting into the CNA program as a senior would help me get used to being in the medical field and would be a good first step to becoming a Pediatric Neurosurgeon. Junior year rolled around and I signed up to be in Mrs. Belcher’s Anatomy and Physiology Honors class, which turned out to be a lot like Medical Skills. I learned the specifics of each body system and we made Anatomy music videos (as seen below) to learn all the bones and muscles.

Towards the end of February the office started to make announcements about applications to be in the 2012-2013 CNA class. Naturally, I got an application, filled it out, and set up the face-to-face interview to try and be accepted. Within a few weeks, Mrs. Belcher posted a list of the 14 people who made it into the program and I am proud to say that I have been working towards becoming a CNA ever since!

In this class we learn different skills, like bed baths, dressing a patient, catheter care, range of motion exercises, how to take vital signs, and many others. The first semester in school is all learning and book work with some fun thrown in there! We practice the skills on mannequins and get checked off so we can start learning new things. We also host school wide events. So far this year we have held 2 blood drives for the Blood Alliance, one of which my best friend and I hosted, and a Buddy Check 12 fundraiser with Jeanie Blalock.

The second semester of senior year we put these skills to use. We get to go to Baptist Medical Center – Nassau to observe and help with patients every Monday and Thursday, but some of us can be at Amelia Internal Medicine, Heartland Rehabilitation or Amelia Foot & Ankle while the rest are at BMC-N. Every Tuesday and Wednesday we are either helping the CNA’s at Quality Health, at Amelia Urgent Care, at FB Fire Rescue, or in the ESC classroom at the high school. We are each in a new department every week so we can learn the logistics of each job offered to a CNA.

So far, in the five weeks we have been going to clinical, I have been to the Pharmacy at BMC-N, Amelia Urgent Care, the lab at BMC-N, Quality Health, the ESC classroom, Heartland, FB Fire Rescue (my favorite so far!), Medical Records at BMC-N, and the Ambulatory Surgical Unit at BMC-N. We will continue to go to clinical and practice our skills for the next two months.

On May 3rd, all 14 of us will take a written test, then a skills check off test. These tests will show the CNA evaluators our patient skills and our bedside manner. Hopefully that day all of us will officially become Certified Nursing Assistants and we can work on finding a summer job before we go to college.

This class may not seem very interesting to someone who isn’t interested in being in the medical field, but it means a lot to me. I have made lifelong friends this year because of this class and learned so much that I wouldn’t have learned from taking elective classes or doing OJT. But, as much as I hate to admit it, my aunt was right… I did change my mind. I’ve decided Pediatrics isn’t my forte; I would get too attached to my patients. I believe a better fit for me is trauma. I aspire to be a trauma surgeon when I graduate from medical school. Since I like to be in the middle of the action and FB Fire Rescue has been my favorite clinical site, I am often referred to as an adrenaline junkie… well, if the shoe fits, wear it!

I see myself and every single one of my fellow classmates doing great things in the future because of the CNA program offered at Fernandina Beach High School, I strongly advise anyone interested in the medical field to look into it!

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Sunrise Rotary Presidents Celebrate New Year by Skydiving

Sunrise Rotary Presidents Celebrate New Year by SkydivingAmelia Island, FL – The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise held their installation of officers on Friday, June 29th at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport. To kick off the beginning of a new Rotary fiscal year, the outgoing and incoming club presidents initiated the ceremony by jumping out of an airplane and skydiving in front of the cheering Rotarian crowd. Guided by owner/operator Darren Lewis of Skydive Amelia Island and tandem instructor, Clint Leighton, the two Rotary leaders glided gracefully to a gentle touchdown, after which outgoing president, Katey Breen, passed the symbolic presidential gavel to the new club president, Christal Fish.

The installation was hosted by Past District Governor, Tommy Grimes. Incoming District Governor, John Brunner attended, as well as Rotary District 6970 Foundation Chairman, Bill Griffin.

The incoming board for Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise includes: Christal Fish, president; Mark Cutshaw, president-elect; David Dully, Vice President; Katey Breen, past president; Diane Jordan, secretary; Suzanne McLeod, sergeant at arms; Barbi Coyne, treasurer; Sharon Stanley, foundation; and Josh Bietenholz, member-at-large.

Deb and Stan Cottle

Deb and Stan Cottle

During the past 12 months, the Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise held numerous fundraising events, donating $30,000 to charitable causes, including Polio eradication, The Boys and Girls Club, In Search of Me Café, Hope House, Micah’s Place and others. Rotarians Stan and Deb Cottle were also recognized during the officer installation ceremony for their contribution to the Rotary Foundation via charitable bequest, earning them membership in Rotary’s Bequest Society.

The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise meets every Friday at 7:30 am, at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. For more information about the club or to attend a morning breakfast meeting, please contact president, Christal Fish, at clfish@barmjlaw.com or go to www.ameliaislandrotary.com.

SearchAmelia’s Lawrence Mackie was hand to record some of the excitement. Here is a short video of Christal Fish and Kate Breen’s skydiving adventure:

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Opening Ceremonies Video of 2012 Shrimp Festival

Opening Ceremonies Video of 2012 Shrimp FestivalIt takes a complete year and over 50 committee volunteers to pull off an event as big as the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival.

The video below captures the essence of community and includes the traditional singing of our National Anthem and Invocation at opening ceremonies. You will also meet some of the committee volunteers who spend hours and hours preparing for the festival each year.

I have served off and on this committee for over 20 years as a Fernandina Pirates Club representative and know that is takes a team of dedicated folks working together to make this the successful event it has become.

Someone has to organize every aspect of the Festival, from parking to port-o-lets; from food to the fun zone; and from antiques to the shrimpers!

Thank you to the community, thank you to our volunteers and thank you to our sponsors for another wonderful event. With 2013 being the 50th Anniversary of the Shrimp Festival, one can only image what this committee has in store for you… mark your calendars now to attend next year, May 3 – 5, 2013!

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Ally at the Desk Previews the 2012 Amelia Concours d’Elegance on Video

Ally at the Desk Previews the 2012 Amelia Concours d'Elegance on Video

2013 Infiniti JX

It is always a pleasure to be included with the press when The Amelia (The Concours d’Elegance) comes to Fernandina Beach each year. This year, Ally at the Desk returns with a humorous look at cars, now that she is old enough to drive!

Tickets at the gate are $60.00 (US) per adult, $25.00 for individual youths 12-18 years of age, and $25.00 for active duty military personnel (with ID) and their accompanying individual immediate family members. All tickets include an official program. Children under 12 years of age are admitted to the Concours field free on Sunday, March 11, 2012 with a paying adult.

Infiniti sponsors the Media Room and They are rightfully showing off their 2013 Infiniti JX at this event. This 7-passenger SUV has room for adults in both the 2nd and 3rd row seating.

Infiniti Connection includes Destination Assistance, Google Calendar, in-vehicle access to an Infiniti personal assistant, Drive Zone Monitoring and Max Speed Alert.

With a 265 horsepower, 3.5 liter V6 engine, this amazing vehicle will have you riding in complete comfort starting at $40,450 (plus the small obligatory surcharges).

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Video of Harlem Ambassadors vs Nassau Nets

Harlem Ambassadors vs Nassau NetsThe Harlem Ambassadors came to Amelia Island to take on the Nassau Nets at Fernandina Beach High School on February 24, 2012.

The show was presented by the Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach as a fundraiser for their college scholarship and charitable programs.

The National Anthem was performed by Julia Nichole Savage who always does a fantastic job!!!

The roster for the Nassau Nets, our local team of community leaders, included several familiar names:

    Jason Mudd, Axia Public Relations
    Tifini McGill, Advanced Muscle Therapy
    Scott Steffen, Property Management Systems
    Josh Simmons, Fernandina Beach Police Dept.
    Steve Nicklas, UBS Financial
    Raleigh Green, Fernandina Beach Middle School
    Carlin Catanzaro
    Reese Brown, CLUB 14 FITNESS
    Jon Ball, Yulee high School
    Jonathoan Levitt, CBC Bank
    Bill Leeper, Florida Highway Patrol
    Matt Schrieber, Fernandina Beach High School
    Tom Christenson, YMCA
    Jeff Wright, Genentee
    Spencer Lodree, Fernandina Beach High School
    Teddy White, Kindermorgan
    Aaron Bean
    Shannon Brown, Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach

Nassau Nets

While the show was filled with laughter and cheers as you can see in the video below, there was a petition being passed around to help put Lade Majic in the Basketball Hall of Fame. Known as The Queen of Show Basketball, she is possibly the first woman to coach and play alongside her male counterparts in show basketball. She holds a Master’s degree in counseling and rehabilitation, and works extensively with at-risk youths through her foundation, No False Evidence Appearing Real, Inc. (NoFearInc.org).

To learn more about the Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach, visit www.FernandinaBeachRotaryClub.org. The club meets each Wednesday, from noon to 1:00 PM, at the Florida House Inn.

The Harlem Ambassadors scored more points than the Nassau Nets, but this never was about the score. Money was raised for a great cause and the Ambassadors were delightful to watch.

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Club 14 Fitness Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Club 14 Fitness Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
At the CLUB 14 FITNESS ribbon cutting ceremony, Owner Rae Lane expresses her appreciation for the Amelia Island Fernandina Beach Yulee Chamber of Commerce and how they support local businesses in Nassau County.

In addition to introducing new equipment and new group fitness classes such as TRX and Zumba in the Circuit, Lane announced the club will be open 24 hours a day beginning in February.

New equipment includes strength training and cardio by Leverage, Star Trac, Inspiration and more.

In addition to the exciting line up of existing group fitness classes such as Les Mills RPM, BodyPump and BodyFlow, they also have group fitness classes in cycle, cardio, legs, upper body and the oh-so-popular Zumba fitness. Now they are also offering TRX and Zumba in the Circuit. TRX is available as a one hour class and lunchtime 30 minute Express Classes are also available. Zumba in the Circuit, a 30 minute class, is currently offered twice per week. For more information, call the gym at (904) 206-4414, or visit their website at www.CLUB14FITNESS.com.

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Amelia River Golf Course Ribbon Cutting [Video]

Amelia River Golf Course Ribbon Cutting Amelia River Golf Course in Fernandina Beach, Florida has been purchased by the Sheffield family. Owners of other successful businesses on Amelia Island. They recently celebrated their newest venture with a twilight Ribbon Cutting Ceremony hosted by the Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, Yulee, Chamber of Commerce.

The Sheffield’s are looking forward to becoming your destination to host events, special tournaments and other affairs at their new facility. Their full service restaurant gives Northeast Florida another high quality venue for your next special event.

Corporate, Personal and Seasonal Memberships are available to this par 72 golf course was designed by Tom Jackson and is regarded as one of the best-conditioned courses in the area, nestled among a forest of majestic Live Oaks. Its rolling fairways and greens will challenge all skill levels. They are currently running specials on their membership packages just in time for the holiday season.

For more information visit AmeliaRiverGolfClub.net or call (904) 491-8500.

Here is the video of the Amelia River Golf Course Ribbon Cutting. Take a look and see how Mr. Sheffield describes his vision of how Amelia River truly fits into our Northeast Florida community.

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