Sounds on Center

PiratesSounds on Center is a free community concert held the First Friday of each month from March through October at the foot of Centre Street in historic downtown Fernandina Beach. The event runs from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Bring your chairs and your dancing shoes and feel free to dance in the streets along with the sounds of a variety of bands playing danceable oldies, shag and current hits. The Historic Fernandina Business Association presents this family event with the help of additional local businesses such as Rick Keffer Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Atlantic Coast Bank, Rayonier, Terra Pointe, the News Leader, Remax, Florida Public Utilities, Smurfit-Stone, Coke and P-5 Productions. Keep your eyes out for Pirates at this event. A Fernandina Pirate just may take your mate for a whirl across the dance floor. For additional information, visit

Beef O Brady Review

Beef O Brady Monday Night is Trivia Night

Monday nights at Beef O Brady’s brings a lively evening of trivia entertainment for the entire family to enjoy. The dining room becomes groups of teams made up of friends, families, neighbors and strangers. You make up a name for your team and the games begin at 7:30 PM. As you dine on menu favorites such as Teriyaki Chicken Wings, the new Tasty chicken Beef o bradysAsian Mandarin Chicken (pictured) or the beer battered fish-n-chips the host asks a series of questions in a variety of categories. Sports, music, television, entertainment, history, geography and current events and many more categories make everyone at your table feel like an expert at something by the end of the night. Prizes are awarded for the First, Second and Third Place winners, but be careful, a final gambit is offered as the final question where teams may elect to bet up to 100% of their points and suddenly an unsuspecting team takes home the grand prize.

The food is tasty, the service is quick and the entertainment is interactive. I highly recommend you take the family to Beef O Brady’s on Monday nights for an evening of good fun! They are located on the 14th Street side of the Publix shopping center at 1916 S. 14th Street in Fernandina Beach, 904-261-0555.

Foundation for Intercultural Travel


Since 1988, the founders of Foundation for Intercultural Travel (F.I.T.) have worked side by side
with some of the largest, and some of the best exchange student programs in the industry. In
1996 Foundation for Intercultural Travel (F.I.T.) was established to answer the need for a more
personalized student exchange program. Read more


Refreshing CosmopolitanIngredients:
1 oz. Vodka
0.667 oz. Triple Sec
fill With Cranberry juice
Mix one oz. Absolut, 2/3 oz. Triple Sec, mix in a shaker with cranberry juice.
Serve in a chilled martini glass, straight up.

Sporting with Grandchildren

Biking GrandmaOut bicycling one day with my eight-year-old granddaughter, Carolyn, I got a little wistful. “In ten years,” I said, “you’ll want to be with your friends and you won’t go walking, biking, and swimming with me like you do now.” Carolyn shrugged. “In ten years you’ll be too old to do all those things anyway.”

And Al Gore Won!

Nobel Prize Candidate

May 12 marked the death of a 98-year-old lady named Irena who served as a plumbing and sewer specialist in a Warsaw ghetto during WWII. Irena was German, so she knew the Nazis’ plans for the Jews and smuggled infants Read more

Southern Potato Salad

Southern Potato SaladINGREDIENTS
4 potatoes
4 eggs
1/2 stalk celery, chopped
1/4 cup sweet relish
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1/2 cup mayonnaise
salt and pepper to taste

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes; drain and chop.
Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil; cover, remove from heat, and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water; peel and chop.
In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, eggs, celery, sweet relish, garlic, mustard, mayonnaise and salt and pepper. Gently mix together and serve warm.

Island First Aid Tips

Island First Aid TipsAlligators – Do NOT go near alligators. They run very fast. Do NOT feed or tease!
Bee Stings – Apply a baking soda paste and ice. If allergic, seek medical help.
Crab Bites – Rinse well, disinfect, and apply antibiotic ointment, you may need stitches.
Oyster Shells – Cuts and abrasions can result in serious infections. Medical treatment advised.
Jelly Fish Stings – Apply vinegar, sugar, salt or dry sand. After 20 min., rinse with salt water.
Snake Bites – CALL 911. Use a compression dressing just above site, NOT a tourniquet.
Sting Ray – Rinse with water and apply heat to neutralize sting. Seek medical attention.
Sunburn – Soak in cool water unless skin is broken or blistered. Ibuprofen may help.
Tick Bites – DO NOT attempt to remove the tick. Cover with Vaseline or a film of oil. When insect is free, remove with tweezers. Look for flu-like symptoms for up to two weeks. If this occurs, seek immediate medical attention.

Jolly Roger

The Jolly Roger Cocktail

Jolly Roger

2 ounces Dark Rum
1 ounce Orange Juice
1/4 ounce Grenadina
Dash of Bitters

Shake with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

1 628 629 630 631 632