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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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Written by Ally Living on a small island, I am pretty well known as I have lived here my entire life.

Texas BBQ Hoedown


Sweet Cayenne Chicken Wings

Did you know that the potent, hot fruit of cayenne has been used as medicine for centuries? In addition, it has been used for the following problems:

Free Life Insurance

Free life insurance! Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., in partnership with the Barnabas Center, will issue $50,000 10-year term life insurance policies to benefit the children of eligible working families in the Fernandina Beach area, at no cost to the…
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Stop Pirate Fishing

A pirate uses only a sword, a knife, or his bare hands when fishing. The use of a hook is only acceptable in the event the pirate is missing a hand.

Killer Bees on the High Seas

I recently came across an article that told of a story about swarms of bees traveling ‚Äúoffshore‚Äù near Florida‚Äôs east coast. The offshore part is what initially gained my attention. This is normally the one place in Florida, where year…
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Shop Amelia

Located on the south end of the island are The Shops at Amelia Island Plantation. The old Florida architecture is surrounded by oak trees dripping in moss.  

Mortgage Rates Drop The Lowest Since April

As we discussed a couple of weeks ago, predicting mortgage rates would fall if the Government stepped in to take over Fannie and Freddie. The Government did step in and rates are falling. As of September 12, the rate on…
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After School Program Offered

The Boys & Girls Clubs offer structured after-school programs for children aged 6-18 years old.¬† The hours are 2-7 p.m., Monday through Friday. The staff and volunteers help with homework, computer classes, arts, crafts, music, drama, sports, games, teen programs,…
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