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The Book Island Festival

In 2001, Amelia Island residents, The Parkers and The Selements dreamed up an idea of mixing the lure of books with a spectacular vacation hot-spot, such as Amelia Island.

Margarita – Frozen

There are many stories about who invented the margarita and why. While it may have been Willie, from Mexico City, who was a bartender and created the drink for a special friend of the bar‚Äôs owner named Marguerite Hemery. It…
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No Exit Packages for Freddie and Fannie CEOs

Written By Nick Deonas Fannie and Freddie either own or guarantee about $5 trillion of the nation’s outstanding mortgages, roughly half the nation’s total. Now that the government has taken over Freddie and Fannie and the tax payers are now…
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Fresh Grilled Fish with Fruit Salsa

Contributed by: Lawrence Mackie Ingredients: 3 Lbs Fresh caught fish, your choice 1 Cup Salsa (mild or hot) 1 Can Pineapple Chunks Seasonings to taste

On This Day in History

Number One Songs on September 20th 1998 … “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith 1988 … “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin 1978 … “Boogie Oogie Oogie” by A Taste of Honey 1968 … “Harper Valley…
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Amelia Island Museum of History

Written by: Judie Mackie The Amelia Island Museum of History is a fascinating way to spend an afternoon and ‚Äúunlock the past‚Äù. The historic jail of Nassau County is the site of the island‚Äôs museum displaying 4,000 years of history….
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Humidity and Your Home

Written by Jamie D. Many homes located on Amelia Island have issues with humidity and mold especially in the summer time. Our climate here on the First Coast is rated as ‚Äútropical‚Äù and the humidity is present year round. Ever…
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Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 19th (every year) is: International Talk Like A Pirate Day Arrr! It all started on June 6, 1995, with two regular, ok, irregular guys named John Baur and Mark Summers, they be the pirate guys.

Ophidiophobia

Written by Judie Mackie I ran across a not-so-funny story by the Associated Press describing how a woman found an eight foot snake in the laundry and it reminded me of a true childhood story.

Singapore Sling

Ngiam Tong Boon invented the Singapore Sling sometime around 1912 for the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. Today’s recipe varies greatly from the published recipes prior to 1970.

Destination: Ft. George Inlet

If you travel south on the Intercostal waterway, approximately eight miles from the Nassau Sound you will find the next inlet, Ft. George inlet. This inlet is not navigable to the ocean as there are many sand bars and a…
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