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.

No Back to School Tax Break

No Back to School Tax Break

If you were waiting for the ten day sales tax holiday to shop for school and hurricane supplies, forget it. Florida lawmakers have chopped the popular event that saved consumers a whopping $41 million during the 2007 tax holiday.

Almost all of the state’s money comes from sales tax and this year the state just cannot afford the holiday for residents. Expect retailers to advertise sharp discounts to get consumers into their stores to attract more shoppers.

Watch the ads, shop with a list and look for items on clearance racks to get your best deals.


Triathlon Comes to AmeliaOn Saturday, October 4th, 2008, Gatorade, Open Road Bicycles and Hammer Nutrition are sponsoring the 1st triathlon to be held on Amelia Island. The Atlantic Coast Triathlon will feature Read more

Marketing Florida

Richard Goldman, Chief Marketing Officer of the Amelia Island Plantation, will serve as chairman of the board for Visit Florida, the official marketing company for the state’s tourism industry.

Goldman will chair the board for fiscal year 2008-09, which began on July 1 and brings more than 30 years of broad marketing experience to this position.

He is currently responsible for marketing the Amelia Island Plantation. A 1,350 acre, AAA-Four Diamond resort located about 30 miles north of the Jacksonville International Airport nestled among the Atlantic Ocean, scenic marshlands and the Intracoastal Waterway.

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