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Fernandina Beach is rightfully proud to be the birthplace of the modern shrimp industry, and while there are fewer boats today, the venerable shrimp is still a local favorite.

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One of the biggest and best events in the entire Southeast, the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival returns to Amelia Island on the first weekend of May each spring to much fanfare. With crowds exceeding 100,000 visitors, the Shrimp Festival is a perennial favorite on Amelia Island for locals and visitors, and it is a fun event for the entire community. Fernandina Beach is rightfully proud to be the birthplace of the modern shrimp industry, and while there are fewer boats today, the venerable shrimp is still a local favorite. If you are a visitor to Amelia Island and you’ve never experienced Shrimp Festival, be sure to mark your calendar. The festival is a fun-filled weekend for the whole family. It traditionally kicks off with the Pirate Parade on Thursday evening, continues with Friday’s Downtown Merchants’ Sidewalk Sale, and rolls that evening into live entertainment and delicious food—including a variety of shrimp dishes—the annual Pirate Invasion, and a fireworks display over the harbor. Saturday and Sunday bring the festival’s highly-regarded fine arts and crafts show, more food and entertainment, and all sorts of fun contests. As we note each year, much of the food at the festival is sold by local churches and service organizations, which use the food booths each year to raise much-needed funds to support their efforts. Sunday brings the traditional blessing of the fleet, which is actually how the festival got started over 50 years ago. To all the volunteers whose time and energy make the Shrimp Festival such a great event each year, we offer our heartfelt thanks. We at the Islander celebrate shrimp each year in May with our annual Shrimp Festival recipe issue, in which we share some fantastic shrimp recipes from our favorite local restaurants. We are grateful, along with our readers, that so many talented local chefs are ready to share with us their boundless creativity on the subject of shrimp. And we are amazed to discover each year so many marvelous new ways to serve shrimp! Of course, when you’re not in the mood to cook, you can always find these and many other delicious dishes at these outstanding Amelia Island restaurants. Also this month, in another annual May tradition, Julie Simmons introduces us to some members of the Fernandina Beach High School Class of 2018, an excellent group of young men and women who remember their high school with plenty of school pride; we feature another “Fernandina Faces” with Dickie Anderson on local icon Joan Bean; enjoy an “Island Entertaining” column on celebrating Cinco de Mayo all month long with a delicious taco fiesta; and so much more.

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Camarones al Tequila from Pepper’s Mexican Grill & Cantina

11 Cover Story 2018 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE SHRIMP FESTIVAL RECIPE ISSUE

Each year on the first weekend of May, Amelia Island celebrates the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival. To honor our favorite crustacean, we offer our annual Shrimp Festival recipe issue and share some fantastic shrimp recipes from the island’s best restaurants. Enjoy!

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49 Fernandina Faces

53 Island Home

76 Island Entertaining

With the finish line in sight for Fernandina Beach High School’s Class of 2018, graduates share some fond memories as they prepare to head out into the world.

Founder of the Bean School of Dance and mother of nine, including State Senator Aaron Bean, Joan Bean is a local treasure who is passionate about her island home.

Since Laine and Kevin Berry love antiques and historic homes, when they found an old Captain’s house in Old Town to renovate, it was a perfect fit.

To commemorate Cinco de Mayo and MexicanAmerican culture in the month of May, Karen Miller offers some great taco recipes for a fun and festive evening.

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ABOUT THE COVER

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Everything Amelia The people, events, and history that make Amelia a special place

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Galleries & Antiques Amelia’s art galleries & antique stores

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In the Neighborhood Profiles of area businesses and organizations

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Beach Combing Great shopping on Amelia Island

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Maps of the Island and downtown, with telephone numbers

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Tide Table Tides at the Amelia River

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Around Town What’s happening around Amelia Island

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Snapshots Islanders out and about

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In the Garden Like every good bellini recipe, the new Bellini Grape and Bellini Raspberry keep it simple and satisfying while adding bright color to your garden this spring.

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Eating Scene Serving delicious seafood cooked to perfection, generous sides, and a welcoming atmosphere, The Crab Trap has been a Fernandina Beach institution for years.

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Open House Premium real estate offerings on and around Amelia Island

Grilled Romaine Salad with Grilled Shrimp from Leddy’s Porch at the Florida House Inn Photo by William Raser

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the 21st annual

Shrimp Festival recipe issue

PHOTOS BY WILLIAM RASER

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Florida House Inn 1 head romaine lettuce Oil, salt, and pepper 1/4 cup pickled red onion 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles 1 tbsp. cooked, chopped bacon House-made buttermilk ranch dressing Grilled shrimp

12 jumbo shrimp 2 oz. bell peppers 2 oz. onions 1 oz. cilantro 2 oz. gold tequila 4 oz. tequila sauce Seasoning to taste Veggies of your choice Cilantro rice

Cut romaine head in half, drizzle with oil, salt, and pepper. Place on grill. Grill until charred, then flip over. Place on plate, drizzle with ranch dressing. Top with onions, blue cheese crumbles, bacon, and grilled shrimp.

Sauté the onions and peppers along with the shrimp. Add the gold tequila and tequila sauce, and seasonings to taste. Garnish with cilantro at the end and accompany it with a side of veggies and cilantro rice.

GRILLED ROMAINE SALAD WITH GRILLED SHRIMP

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David’s Restaurant & Lounge TEMPURA CRABMEAT-STUFFED PRAWNS

3 4-oz. head-on prawns 3 crab cakes: store-bought or fresh-made to equal 1 oz. per crab cake Tempura batter mix For Grits Cheddar cheese White truffle oil

For Garnish Grilled cherry tomatoes One bunch parsley Chopped parsley

Remove tail shells from bodies of prawns, but leave end of tail on and head. Take crab cake and place around shelled tail. Secure in place with long toothpick. Heat oil in fryer to 375 degrees. Dip whole shrimp and secured crab cake into tempura batter and cover completely. Cook in oil from 4 to 6 minutes until golden brown. Drain on paper towel. Make grits per directions on box and add cheddar cheese and truffle oil to taste. Place 3/4 cup grits into center of each plate. Stand up prawns on tails making a teepee look of the prawns, leaning on each other by the head of the prawns. Garnish with grilled roma or cherry tomatoes and grilled asparagus. Finish with parsley bunch in the center and chopped parsley around edges of plate.

Mustard Seed Café CARIBBEAN JERK SHRIMP KABOBS

20-8 inch wooden skewers 2 lbs. 16/20 jumbo shrimp 2 tbsp. Caribbean jerk seasoning 2 tbsp. pure olive oil 3/4 tsp. salt 2 to 3 zucchini 2 red bell peppers 2 to 3 yellow squash Salt and pepper to taste Soak skewers in water for 30 minutes. Toss shrimp with jerk seasoning, olive oil, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Thread on skewers. Slice squash and red pepper into semi-even sizes for even cooking and thread onto separate skewers. Brush veggies with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Grill shrimp kabobs on medium high heat until shrimp are pink and opaque throughout, approximately 2 minutes on each side. Grill veggie kabobs until desired tenderness, turning occasionally. Serve skewers with side salad of your choice.

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12 large 16/20 shrimp, peeled and deveined Package of spring roll wrappers 2 cups slaw mix (cabbage and carrots) 2 tbsp. Paul Prudhomme’s Seafood Magic seasoning 2-inch long piece ginger root, grated 1 egg Peel and devein shrimp, breaking inner muscles to straighten shrimp. Finely chop all vegetables and mix with seasoning, ginger, and egg. Wrap and cook as per package directions, keeping shrimp hole or leaving tail fins and wrapping like a horn. Serve with sweet and sour and teriyaki glaze. 12 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE •

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LuLu’s at the Thompson House HAMBURGER AND SHRIMP SLIDERS

For Burger Patties 2 lbs. ground beef 1 tbsp. onion powder 1 tbsp. garlic powder 2 tsp. ground ginger 2 tsp. kosher salt 2 tsp. freshly ground pepper 2 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce 12 dinner rolls or potato rolls For Sautéed Shrimp 24-12/15 count shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 tsp. Old Bay or Cajun seasoning 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper 1 tsp. kosher salt 1 tsp. freshly ground pepper Freshly squeezed lemon Remoulade sauce For burgers: combine first seven ingredients in a large bowl. Divide into 12 even portions. Roll each into a ball. Between 2-pices of plastic wrap, pound each portion with a rolling pin 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick, making slightly larger than the rolls, as they will shrink as they cook. In a preheated cast iron skillet, cook on both sides until no longer pink in the middle. For shrimp: in a medium bowl, combine shrimp, Old Bay or Cajun seasoning, cayenne, kosher salt, and freshly ground pepper. In a preheated non-stick pan, sauté shrimp in a small amount of olive oil until cooked through. Once burgers and shrimp are cooked, slice rolls in half and place one burger patty and two shrimp on bottom of each roll, and top with remoulade sauce.

Horizons Restaurant SHRIMP DEVILED EGGS

8 eggs 2 tbsp. mayonnaise 1 tsp. Dijon mustard 1 sprig thyme, chopped 1/4 avocado 1/4 red bell pepper Sriracha, a few drops 4 grilled shrimp Hard boil and peel 8 eggs. Cut eggs lengthwise, remove the yolk, and put into a bowl. Place hollow whites to the side. In the bowl with the yolks, add the mayonnaise, mustard, thyme, Sriracha, and salt and pepper. Whip until a smooth paste. Put filling into a piping bag or spoon inside the hollow white. After filling, garnish with sliced avocado, red pepper, and grilled shrimp. Season with salt and pepper. Serves 4.

Slowly defrost shrimp in the fridge for about 24 hours per pound, or defrost quickly in a colander in the sink under cold running water. 14 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE •

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3 pieces tempura crispy shrimp 1/2 avocado, sliced 1/2 mango, sliced 4 pieces lettuce

Spread sushi rice on the seaweed nori to make the foundation. Add all the avocado, lettuce, and shrimp inside the roll. On the top, layer 2 slices fresh tuna and mango. Roll and cut into 8 pieces. Top each with salmon roe or masago, and just a hint of Fancy Sushi’s homemade eel sauce.

Burlingame Restaurant SHRIMP AND GRITS

4 oz. stone milled grits, cooked with cream and butter 1 fluid oz. bagna cauda sauce 1 oz. smoky bacon 1 oz. bell pepper marmalade 1 each fried green tomato 3 to 4 each 16/20 Mayport shrimp Salt Minced shallots Minced garlic Dry white wine Butter

Brett’s Waterway Café RED CURRY WATERMELON SHRIMP

1 tbsp. sesame oil 1 tbsp. vegetable oil 1 red pepper, chopped 1 sweet onion, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tsp. salt 2 lbs. peeled and deveined shrimp 4 pita bread Feta cheese, scallions, mint, basil

1 cup fresh tomatoes, chopped 1 cup seedless watermelon, chopped 1 tbsp. sugar 2 tbsp. red curry paste 2 tbsp. corn starch 2 cups cool chicken stock Red pepper flakes, to taste

Render bacon in a sauté pan and remove, reserving for later. In the same pan, using the rendered fat from the bacon, sauté the shrimp for about a minute or so on each side and season with salt. Add a pinch of minced shallots and garlic, then quickly deglaze the pan with a splash of dry white wine. Reduce the wine and add 1/2 tbsp. butter. Fry the green tomato in 350 degrees for about 2 minutes or until golden brown, and reserve. Assemble the grits, fried green tomato, and shrimp on a plate. Garnish with marmalade, bacon, and bagna cauda sauce.

In a heavy stock pot, combine first seven ingredients and sauté until tender. Add tomatoes, watermelon, sugar, and curry paste. Cook for 10 minutes on medium heat. Make a slurry of corn starch and cool chicken stock. Add to other ingredients to thicken. Cook 10 more minutes. Add red pepper and more salt to taste. Use this sauce to sauté fresh peeled and deveined shrimp. Place on toasted pita and top with cucumber cubes, mint, basil, scallions, and feta cheese. 16 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE •

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Amelia Tavern SHRIMP CEVICHE

5 lbs. 21/25 shrimp, peeled, deveined, and split in half 12 limes, juiced 2 red peppers, small dice 2 tomatoes, small dice 1 red onion, small dice

1 jalapeno pepper, minced 1/2 bunch cilantro, finely chopped 1 tbsp. cumin, ground 1/2 tbsp. salt 1/2 tbsp. black pepper

Mix all ingredients together in large bowl and refrigerate for 24 hours. Serve with avocado and your favorite tortilla chips, or use it as a filling for a refreshing shrimp taco. Makes 28 portions.

España Restaurant & Tapas GAMBAS AL PIL PIL OVER WHITE BEAN CREMA

For White Bean Crema 2 tbsp. olive oil 2 tbsp. diced onion 1 tbsp. chopped garlic

3/4 cup cooked white beans Pinch salt and pepper

Sauté onions and garlic in olive oil until translucent. Add cooked white beans and braise for 2 minutes. Add salt and pepper and puree mixture until smooth. For Gambas Olive oil 2 thinly sliced garlic cloves Shrimp Salt and pepper 1/4 tsp. paprika

2 tbsp. dry sherry 2 tbsp. fish stock 1 tbsp. lemon juice Chopped parsley Sautéed shitake mushrooms

In olive oil, sauté garlic, shrimp, and salt and pepper at high heat for 30 seconds. Add paprika, sherry, fish stock, and lemon juice. Cook until shrimp are pink and sauce comes together. Serve shrimp on White Bean Crema and garnish with chopped parsley and sautéed shitake mushrooms.

Pogo’s Kitchen SMOKED PICKLED SHRIMP

2 lbs. 21/25 shrimp, peeled, deveined, poached in pickling spices, and chilled 1 finely diced shallot (Brunoise) 1 English cucumber, medium dice 1/2 cup garlic aioli 6 brioche squares, 1-inch thick, toasted on each side until golden brown 1 pickled shallot, sliced and pickled in red wine vinegar and sugar 1/4 bunch scallions, finely sliced Salt and pepper to taste 2 tbsp. olive oil Combine shrimp, shallot, English cucumber, pickled shallot, scallions, and olive oil in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Place a toasted brioche on each plate and top with shrimp mixture. Spoon small amounts of garlic aioli around plate and shrimp mixture. Add smoke to the dish using a smoking gun, or heat a small amount of wood chips in a pan on the stove until they begin to smoke. Cover the plates and pan together with aluminum foil, and allow to sit for 5 minutes. The smoke will infuse into the dish and give it a light smoke flavor. Serves six.

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Thirty 21/25 count whole shrimp 2 cups dry quinoa 2 cups broccoli florets 2 cups diced carrots 2 cups whole kernel corn (if you have time, cut it off the kernel it’s so worth it.) 1 diced medium yellow onion 2 tbsp. olive oil 1/4 cup toasted sesame oil 3 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce 2 eggs Cook quinoa according to package instructions, 2 dry cups quinoa and exactly 4 cups water. While quinoa is cooking, grill shrimp, season to taste, and set aside. In a medium pan, bring olive oil to a warm temperature and add onions, carrots, and corn. Sauté 1 minute only. It’s very important not to overcook the vegetables. Scramble the eggs until firm. Place cooked quinoa into a nice-sized bowl, add the vegetables you just cooked, add broccoli, sesame oil, and soy sauce to the bowl, add scrambled eggs and grilled shrimp to bowl, and gently toss everything together. This dish can be served hot or cold.

1/4 lb. lump crab meat 2 tbsp. green onion, sliced thinly 1/2 cup banana, mashed until smooth 1/2 tsp. lemon juice 2 tbsp. mayonnaise 1/4 avocado 1 tsp. dried mustard 1/8 tsp. blackening seasoning 1.5 tsp. fresh garlic, minced 1/2 fresh jalapeno, minced 1 egg Pinch salt and pepper 1/8 tsp. lavender Pinch Old Bay seasoning 1/2 tbsp. honey 1/2 tbsp. sour cream 1/2 tbsp. cilantro, chop finely 1/8 tsp. cumin 1 cup panko 20 local peeled and deveined shrimp Salt and pepper Mix banana, mayonnaise, avocado, honey, and sour cream until smooth. Add other ingredients except shrimp, crab, and additional salt and pepper and whisk until smooth. Fold in crab, trying not to break lumps. Lightly season shrimp with salt and pepper. Stuff shrimp with crab mixture, folding tail over mixture. Spray pan lightly with pan spray. Cook in a 350-degree oven until done. Arrange on a plate. To make Margarita Sauce, add sour cream to guacamole with 1/4 of a margarita until smooth. Drizzle across shrimp and serve, saving ¾ of the margarita for the chef!

Cook in the shell whenever possible, especially when you grill. The shells add a lot of flavor to the meat, and they protect it from quickly overcooking.

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Prosciutto Large shrimp, peeled and deveined Garlic, chopped Roasted red pepper, thinly sliced White wine Cooked spaghetti Arugula Cut prosciutto into 1-inch pieces, Wrap shrimp with prosciutto and bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes until prosciutto is crisp. Sauté garlic with red peppers and any leftover prosciutto. Deglaze pan with white wine. Add cooked spaghetti and arugula, twist, and serve with prosciutto-wrapped shrimp.

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12 pieces Bao (found at Asian specialty markets) 24 shrimp (1 lb.), medium to large, peeled and deveined Buttermilk batter (2 cups buttermilk, 6 eggs) 5-spice rice flour mixture (3 cups rice flour, 1 cup cornstarch, 2 tablespoons 5-spice seasoning, pinch sea salt) Frying oil Sriracha Aioli (1/3 cup Sriracha sauce, 1 cup mayonnaise, 1 tsp. lime juice) Arugula Toasted sesame seeds Steam Baos according to package directions. Dip shrimp into buttermilk batter. Coat with rice flour mixture, shaking off excess. Fry shrimp in oil until golden brown. Assemble Bao with arugula and shrimp (2-shrimp per Bao), top with Sriracha Aioli, and sprinkle with sesame seeds. (Note: Sriracha Aioli can be made ahead and refrigerated.)

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Grill shrimp and lobster tail using grill sauce or blackening seasoning to your liking. Boil additional shrimp, along with snow crab and king crab, in crab boil seasoning and beer. When seafood is cooked, arrange on a platter with hush puppies, vegetables, and lemon wedges. 22 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE •

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Sliders Seaside Grill SHRIMP & GRITS

12 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails on 1/2 cup Redeye Gravy (recipe below) 2 Grit Cakes cut on a 45 degree bias (recipe below) 2 oz. shredded cheddar cheese Fried okra and roasted red peppers for garnish (optional) Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Place on greased cookie sheet in oven under broiler until tails are pink and shrimp are opaque, 4 to 6 minutes. In center of bowl, place Grit Cakes and surround with Redeye Gravy. Place shrimp in Redeye Gravy, tails up, and sprinkle with cheese. Garnish with okra and red peppers. Grit Cakes 2 cups cream 1 cup instant grits 1/2 stick butter 2 cups diced bacon 1/2 cup diced jalapenos

1 cup sautéed onions 1 cup sautéed red peppers 1/2 cup sour cream 1 cup jalapeno jack, shredded

In saucepan, add cream, butter, and water. Bring to a boil, add grits, and whisk until cooked, about 10 to 12 minutes. In large sauté pan, brown bacon until crisp. Add onions, jalapenos, and red peppers until translucent. Mix all ingredients, sour cream, and jalapeno jack into grits. Lay on a sheet pan to cool. Cut into squares. 24 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE •

Redeye Gravy 8 oz. bacon, thinly sliced 1 lb. Andouille sausage 2 tbsp. tomato paste 2 cups sautéed onions 1/4 cup minced garlic 1 tbsp. chicken base

1 cup brewed coffee plus 2 cups water 1 tbsp. Cajun spice 1 each red and green pepper, julienned 1/4 cup roux (1/8 cup butter and flour combined)

Brown bacon. Add sausage and brown for 7 minutes. Add onion, tomato paste, garlic, chicken base, and Cajun spice. Sauté 10 minutes. While scraping from the bottom of the pan, add coffee and water. Allow to simmer 15 minutes, stirring from bottom of pan. Add roux, simmer 15 minutes, stirring from bottom. Add peppers and stir. MAY 2018

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2018 AMELIA ISLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL HEADLINERS The critically acclaimed Requinte Trio, featuring multiple Grammy winning vocalist Janis Siegel, founding and longtime member of Manhattan Transfer, with Chicago guitarist Henry Johnson, will headline the 2018 Amelia Island Jazz Festival from October 7 – 14, said Artistic Director Les DeMerle. Requinte Trio includes Nanny Assis (percussion, guitar, vocals) and John di Martino (piano). Their latest release, “Honey and Air,” has received worldwide praise, and the group maintains an international touring schedule. Requinte Trio will appear Saturday, October 13. Henry Johnson, a disciple of jazz guitar Requinte Trio greats Wes Montgomery and George Benson, has accompanied and performed with dozens of luminaries, including Ramsey Lewis, vocalist Joe Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, and Stanley Turrentine. Johnson’s latest release, “Organic,” is a collaboration with legendary singer Nancy Wilson. He will be backed by the Les DeMerle Trio for his show on Friday, October 12. Both Friday and Saturday shows will be at Fernandina Beach Golf Club on Bill Melton Road. The AIJF will present a full week of jazz at various locations around Amelia Island, beginning with a free concert on October 7 at Amelia Park. For more information, visit www.ameliaislandjazzfestival.com or call (904) 504-4772.

SLAVE DWELLING PROJECT PRESENTED AT KINGSLEY PLANTATION The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Park Service are pleased to host the Slave Dwelling Project at Kingsley Plantation in Jacksonville from May 15 to 19. The Slave Dwelling Project, headed by Joseph McGill, is dedicated to preserving surviving African American slave dwellings and seeks to change the narrative around the history of slavery in the United States. The event is free and open to the public on May 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. “Since 2010, the Slave Dwelling Project has spent nights in slave dwellings in 19 states and the District of Columbia,” says McGill. Florida’s history of slavery and AfricanAmerican history are not well known, and Kingsley Plantation provides a unique location to share that story more broadly. With activity recorded as early as 1763, Jacksonville’s Kingsley Plantation on Fort George Island is one of the oldest properties remaining in Florida from the plantation era. “It is our hope Slave Dwelling event will serve as a catalyst to ignite interest around the unique African-American history of North Florida, and the importance of preserving the structures that tell that important story,” said Florida Trust Executive Director Melissa Wyllie. For more information, visit www.slavedwellingproject.org SHERRY CARTER

In partnership with The Book Loft and Art on Centre Gallery, the Amelia Island Book Festival announces that New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe will appear for a conversation, special reception, and book signing in celebration of the author’s newest book, Beach House Reunion, on May 23 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monroe is the bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including The Summer Girls, The Summer Wind, The Summer’s End, Last Light Over Carolina, Time Is a River, Sweet Grass, Skyward, The Beach House, Beach House Memories, Swimming Lessons, The Four Seasons, The Book Club, and others. She has received numerous awards and is the recipient of the RT Lifetime Achievement Award, and the International Book Award for Green Fiction. “We Mary Alice Monroe are thrilled to have Mary Alice return to Amelia Island,” says John Ruis, AIBF president. “Her books are special to Amelia Islanders, as they often deal with the healing powers of nature.” The event, which benefits the AIBF’S Authors in Schools Literacy Program, will be at Art on Centre Gallery, 503 Centre St., Fernandina Beach. Tickets are $50 and include hors d’oeuvres, wine, and a copy of the book. For more information, visit www. ameliaislandbookfestival.org.

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he Island Art Association (IAA) Gallery is owned and operated by over 250 artists and associates, offering a wide range of art opportunities in their Education Center to Nassau County residents and visitors alike. IAA is a 501(c)3 charitable organization whose mission is philanthropic and educational. Its purpose is to develop and sustain an interest, appreciation, and enjoyment in and of the arts. The organization is run entirely by volunteers. A year-round project for the IAA is administration of the annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Arts and Crafts section. Artist vendors are selected through a detailed jury process, and the artists are provided oversight throughout the festival from IAA volunteers. Guest judges review all of the art, awards are given, and then the entire process begins again for the next year. Nouveau Art, a bi-monthly themed show and sale, is among the variety of programs offered at the gallery. “New” artwork is submitted by IAA members and other community artists and citizens for five juried themed shows

each year. This gives all artists the opportunity to display and sell accepted artwork in the gallery for a period of two months. Participation is open to the public, as well as the membership. The latest Nouveau Art exhibit is called “People.” Detailed portraits and mixed media pieces are on display and for sale in the south gallery. Nouveau Art is judged by guest art experts from around the region and nearby universities. Anyone browsing the original artwork of IAA’s 48 local exhibiting artists is sure to discover a treasure. The gallery is open late during the Second Saturday Artwalk. Come downtown and be inspired by great art and conversation in the heart of Fernandina Beach’s historic district. Residents and visitors alike are invited to support the arts by joining IAA in a variety of membership and support levels. For information on the July Children’s Summer Art Camp, monthly Art Chats, classes, and workshops for all ages, drop in or visit www.islandart.org and “like” them on Facebook. The Gallery is located at 18 North 2nd St. For more information, call (904) 261-7020.

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hen several women with a sense of humor get together, you will hear stories—stories of love, marriage, husbands, jobs, houses, children, moves, new jobs, ex-husbands, new husbands, grandchildren, and more. That’s when ideas start flowing, especially over a glass of wine. “Despite coming from careers as diverse as decorator, designer, flight attendant, business owner, and radiology, we realized how much we had in common, plus there was a need for our talents,” says Trish Metz. “That’s how Amelia Island Transitions was born!” Lilly Crotts, April Clery, Jackie Watson, and Sandy Dupriest, along with Trish, each enjoyed creating a home environment for themselves and their families that was beautiful, welcoming, and functional, and they shared the desire to have one more career. “By combining our unique individual talents and experiences, we have new careers that are fun and fulfilling while offering a service that makes others’ lives much easier,” says Trish. Taking the worry out of moving by assisting homeowners with every step of their relocation, Amelia Island Transitions will help turn a new house into a new home. From evaluating existing furniture and furnishings to creating a new design for the home, to packing, unpacking, and organizing, Amelia Island Transitions professionals will handle it all. Bonded and insured, they can have your new home organized, decorated, and ready in no time. “Our job is to make your life easier!” says Metz. For more information, call (904) 362-7679, email info@ameliaislandtransitions.com, or visit www.ameliaislandtransitions.com.

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fter a 20-year career in vascular and general surgery, Dr. Gabor Kovacs and his wife, Lisa, moved from New Jersey to Alma, Georgia, where he was Chief of Surgery at Bacon County Hospital for seven years. But when they visited friends who had a home in Fernandina Beach, they fell in love with Amelia Island. “We were thinking, ‘where shall we go next?’” laughs Lisa. “And when we began visiting the island regularly, that’s when we talked about opening a vein care center here.” There was no vein treatment facility in Fernandina Beach, so they opened the Vein Care Center of Amelia Island in September. “We employ the latest state-of-the-art treatment methods, including the revolutionary VeinGogh technology,” says Dr. Kovacs. “Best of all, the removal of varicose and spider veins can be performed individually or combined to offer you the best results in fewer sessions. Our procedures will vastly improve the way you look and feel.” “At Vein Care Center of Amelia Island, we work in partnership with our patients to decide on the best treatment options together,” says Lisa. “We want to be a long-term partner in helping you achieve and maintain the look you desire, and that’s why we pledge to provide you all the information needed to make the most informed decision possible at every stage of your time with us.” Vein Care Center is located at 2334 South 8th Street. For more information or to make an appointment, call (904) 572-3074 or visit www.veincarecenterofameliaisland.com.

Dr. Gabor and Lisa Kovacs

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Classmate Hayden Bowen agrees. “The most noticeable thing about FBHS is the faculty,” he echoes. “The majority of our teachers and administrative staff grew up and went through school here years ago. They not only invest their time in teaching us, but they’re also concerned about our well-being, making sure everything is going well not only on the academic side, but on the personal side of life, too.” Hayden is grateful for their dedication, which prepared him to attend the Florida Institute of Technology this fall for aerospace engineering studies. He has a dream to one day work with rockets and satellites after being introduced to aerospace science right here at FBHS. “FBHS is unique because it’s less than a mile from the beach! And it’s vibrant in its size; I still remember who was in my kindergarten class,” says Jordan Parker, who is headed to the University of West Florida on a football scholarship. Those

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MAY 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 29, 31 East Coast Swing, Foxtrot, Latin in Motion Fitness Class, and Dance Workshop Ballroom On Amelia offers Tuesday classes with East Coast Swing at 7 p.m. and Foxtrot at 8 p.m. $10 for one class or $15 for both. Latin in Motion fitness class Wednesdays, 7:45 p.m. Dance workshop Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m.; each class $10 per person. Ballroom On Amelia is located at 1897 Island Walkway at RAD Studios; no partner or reservation is required.  For more information, contact us at (904) 624.0886, visit our website at www. ballroomonamelia.com or our Facebook page.

MAY 4, 5, 25, 26 Swing Into Spring Weekends

MAY 9 Women, Wealth & Wine

Featuring The Dynamic Les DeMerle Trio with Bonnie Eisele, held at Horizons Restaurant, 5472 First Coast Highway, from 6 to 9 p.m. $15 music charge. For information and reservations, please call (904) 321-2430 or visit www.horizonsameliaisland.com.

An informal group of women who meet to discuss financial and related issues affecting us all. Come and ask the questions you have always wanted to ask and get insight into the questions you haven’t thought of yet. Financial answers and ideas over a glass of wine. Begins at 5:30 p.m. For more info, call (904) 305-2608.

MAY 11 Bullies: Monologues on Bullying for Teens and Adults Amelia Community Theatre’s Teen Troupe presents a staged reading at Studio 209 stage at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13; donations accepted at the door. Located at 209 Cedar Street. For more information, call (904) 261-6749 or visit www. ameliacommunitytheatre.org.

MAY 2 Brown Bag Lunch

MAY 2, 16 Amelia Island Lighthouse Tours Guided tours of the lighthouse are held the first and third Wednesdays of every month at 10 a.m. Cost is $5 for adults; $3 for children 12 and under. Tours are limited to 25. Participants should meet at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave. Pre-registration is required 24 hours in advance. For more information, call the Fernandina Beach Recreation Department at (904) 310-3358.

MAY 12 African Arts & Culture Marketplace Held second Saturday at American Beach Community Center, 1600 Julia Street, from noon to 9 p.m. For more information, call (904) 5107036 or email americanbeach4us@gmail.com.

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The Amelia Island Museum of History hosts a Brown Bag Lunch presentation the first Wednesday of every month at noon, on a variety of subjects. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call Gray at (904) 261-7378 ext 102, or gray@ameliamuseum.org.

MAY 12 Second Saturday Artrageous Artwalk

MAY 5, 6 Living History at Fort Clinch State Park Visit with volunteers in Civil War-era attire portraying daily life at the fort as it was in 1864. Fees include the $6 per vehicle park entrance fee, plus $2.50 per person Fort admission. For more information, call (904) 277-7274, or visit www.floridastateparks.org/fortclinch.

MAY 5, 12, 19, 26 Free Yoga Class for Cancer Survivors

MAY 3 Amelia Knitting Group Meets the first Thursday of every month from 3 to 5 p.m. at BuyGO. Knit with great company and grab a snack or drink. Created by Merle Sauer. No commitment, attend whenever you have time.

MAY 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Nassau Community Band Practice Multi-generational ensemble meets Thursday nights at 6 p.m., Yulee Middle School band room, 85439 Miner Road. For more information, visit nassaucommunityband.com.

MAY 4, 5, 6 55th Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Held in downtown Fernandina Beach featuring shrimp, music, fine arts, crafts, antiques, parade, fireworks, pirates, and family fun. For complete schedule of events, visit www.shrimpfestival.com.

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Held every Saturday, 1 to 2 p.m. at Community Yoga + Wellness, 210 Beech Street. Register in advance at www.yoga-amelia.com.

MAY 7, 14 “What Now?” Lifestyle Beyond Cancer A practical understanding about building a healthy lifestyle to reduce risk of cancer recurrence. Held at 5:30 p.m. at Ackerman Cancer Center, 1340 South 18th Street. RSVP at (904) 277-2700.

MAY 8 Newcomers Club Coffee The Newcomers Club of Amelia Island hosts its monthly coffee on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Women interested in joining the club who reside in Nassau County (no matter how long they have lived there) are welcome to attend. For further information, contact coffees@newcomersamelia.org.

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A free event on the second Saturday each month in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participating galleries offer a diverse selection of art. For information, call (800) 226-3542, or visit www.ameliaisland.com.

MAY 14 Pink Ribbon Ladies For survivors of breast cancer and other female cancers, Pink Ribbon Ladies meets at 6 p.m. at Ackerman Cancer Center, 1340 South 18th Street. For more information, contact Anne Showalter at (904)321-5465 or Isobel Lyle at (904) 321-2057.

MAY 17 Writers By The Sea Writers and friends meet the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. upstairs at the Amelia Island Museum of History for program and discussion. For more information, contact Nadine Vaughan D’Ardenne at nvaughanwilliams@gmail.com, or Nancy Blanton at blantonn@msn.com.

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MAY 18, 19, 20 Wild Amelia Nature Festival

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MAY 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 The Phantom Tollbooth

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Amelia Community Theatre presents classic story of Milo’s adventures in Dictionopolis and Digitopolis, suitable for children age 5 and up that adults will enjoy. Performances at 7 p.m. except for May 20, which is at 2 p.m. Tickets $15 adults; $8 students. Located at 209 Cedar Street. For more info, call (904) 261-6749 or visit www.ameliacommunitytheatre.org.

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MAY 21 Acoustic Sessions An evening of unplugged entertainment led by musical director Tom Leon at Amelia Community Theatre. Held at Studio 209 stage, 209 Cedar Street at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15. For more information, call (904) 261-6749 or visit www.ameliacommunitytheatre.org.

MAY 28 Men Helping Men – Prostate Cancer Support Group Educational program for men meets at 6 p.m., Ackerman Cancer Center, 1340 S 18th Street. For more information, contact Lauren DeWitt at (904) 277-2700. To have your event featured here, email all of the information to calendar@ameliaislander.com.

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JUDY PILLANS, LINDA LEVINE AND DEE DEE MCGRAW

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MARSHA JOYNER WITH TOM & JEANETTE PIPPIN

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LINDA JANCA WITH MARC & MAUREEN NUSSMAN

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DOTTIE MURCHISON, SUSAN ALPETER, AND BARBARA LIPO

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ANN SEARLES, PAT SMITH, AND SUSAN FISHBACK

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LINDA SCOTT, NANCY HALEY, LINDA BESSETTE, AND JEAN JONES

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AT THE WOMEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION’S SADIE HAWKINS EVENT AT LONG POINT

CLAUDEEN LINDBERG, STEVE BRAND, LYNN MCCARTER, AND DONNA SWEET

ANNAMAE LEPORIN AND JIM FERGUSON

CATHY FETZEK, DON MAY, MARILYN BOOTH, AND FLORENCE SALERNO

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AT A KEEP NASSAU BEAUTIFUL AND SURFRIDER CLUB EVENT AT NASSAU HEALTH FOODS

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Joan Bean BY DICKIE ANDERSON PHOTO BY STEVE LEIMBERG, UNSEENIMAGES.COM

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s. Bean, as she is known by all, is an island treasure. She recently celebrated her 92nd birthday. Her clear blue eyes and sparkling smile are her trademark. Her school, the Bean School of Dance, has offered dancing classes to local children and their families for more than 65 years. The school is housed in a tabby building on North Third Street. When her husband, Lewis “Red” Bean, retired from the school district, he gifted his 65-year-old wife with her dream studio. She recalls that it was a family affair, with son, Mark, newly graduated from Florida State University, heading up the construction. Prior to the opening of her studio, she taught in the basement of her North 15th Street brick home, where she raised her nine children and where she still lives. She also taught classes in the old Keystone Hotel, the Recreation Center, and St. Michael Catholic Church. The youngest of the nine is Aaron Bean, a State Senator and former mayor of Fernandina Beach. She stays busy according to Aaron, and he says sometimes he has to make an appointment to see her. She still remembers the names of the kids she taught 50 years ago, and the names of their kids she taught, and their grandkids, too. She remains in her house surrounded by gardens, with a fish pond and huge back porch waiting for family gatherings. The Bean family’s first home was on the beach, and Ms. Bean smiles as she recalls that her children wore bathing suits under their church clothes so they could get to the beach as soon as possible after church. Ms. Bean received a degree in Physical Education from Western Kentucky State College, where she met Red Bean, the love of her life. Red was an outstanding athlete, who played for Bear Bryant at one time. He was able to complete his education at Western Kentucky on an athletic scholarship. After his time in the service, he and Joan moved to Fernandina Beach in 1950, where he was offered a job teaching mechanical drawing, shop, and coaching at the island high school. 49 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE •

Red Bean was a legendary teacher and coach. In 2006, when Florida State College at Jacksonville and the Nassau County School District partnered to build a Technical Center for vocational training on the FSCJ Betty P. Cook Nassau Center campus. they named it the Lewis “Red” Bean Technical Center. The 90,000 square feet facility is home to state-of-the-art computer and technology labs and classrooms, and it is utilized for high school dual enrollment and career certification courses. Ms. Bean is a fixture in the island’s traditional small town parades. One of her favorite costumes is that of the Statue of Liberty. She waves from a float while her students show off their skills as they move down the street. Ms. Bean is passionate about Amelia Island and she is a frequent speaker at City Commission meetings when topics come up that she thinks will compromise the island she loves. She is at her studio nearly every day, continuing to inspire young people and share her love of dance. She credits her oldest daughter, Diane, for her dedication to the school. Smiling her contagious smile, Ms. Bean shares, “Luckily, my daughter Diane and my talented teachers carry on my traditions. Two of them are my grandchildren!” MAY 2018

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in the garden Bellini Grape

lovely lagerstroemia Like every good bellini recipe, the new Bellini Grape and Bellini Raspberry keep it simple and satisfying while adding bright color to your garden this spring. BY BETTY MORRELL

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don’t know where April went, but May flowers are in full bloom, showing off new varieties that are rich in color. We all enjoy the Crape Myrtle trees that stand out in the landscape and on highway dividers and curb spaces, and in recent years a new dwarf series has been developed. Now there are two new beauties in the Lagerstroemia family: Bellini Grape and Bellini Raspberry. Like any good bellini recipe, Bellini Grape and Raspberry keep it simple and satisfying. Perfected in development, they will make bright additions to your garden. With their earlier flowering on a refreshing, compact shrub, this series is unique and garden-ready. The Grape Bellini has rich, purple/ mauve flowers all summer atop a compact mound of deep green foliage. This bush grows waist-high, about 3 to 4 feet in height and width. It’s a great shrub to plant in a small space where you need color, and they love the sun. Flowers in a rich, rose color adorn the Raspberry Bellini, which would make another lovely addition to a small space

TIP OF T HE M O N T H If a plant needs protection in the winter months, dig a good-sized hole and sink a nursery pot into the hole, fertilize, and water well as you fill in the soil.

in your garden. Like the Grape, it grows 3 to 4 feet in height and width. Use a balanced fertilizer on them in spring. Do not overfeed, as it will promote foliage growth and less bud development. In spring and summer, pruning is not necessary except to remove dead wood after new leaves appear. Trim to shape in autumn and winter if needed. If trimmed during the summer, the bush will re-bloom. These shrubs have exceptional powdery mildew resistance and flower more frequently than other Lagerstroemia. While I was strolling through a few tropical booths at the trade show this year, my eyes spotted an interesting plant, but because of its tropical nature, I walked past it. However, the more I saw of this plant, the more curious I

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became and I just had to go back and learn about it. It was a dwarf Mussaenda Globia – White Wing, a tropical plant that is a relative of the coffee bean plant and produces interesting flowers. Before the plant comes into bloom, white leaves appear on the tips of the shoots where flowering will occur. They fall off, and pale creamy yellow starshaped flowers appear during the warm months of the year. This is an excellent container plant for your patio or walkway, but it must be protected from freezing temperatures. Provide a sunny locale to partial shade and well-drained soil. The plant grows 1 to 2 1/2 feet in height and has a 3 to 6 feet spread. I have been admiring the Knock Out Roses that have flushed out so wonderfully lately. Remember: all roses need to be fed once per month during the growing and blooming season all summer. I also throw a little Epsom salt around the roses and shrubs – it gives them a boost! If you have any questions, email me at bamorrell@aol.com. In the meantime, Happy Gardening!

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Left: This recently renovated Captain's house in Old Town was built in 1888. Below: The bright, airy living room contains collections of island treasures, including shells, shark's teeth, and old porcelain chards collected in the yard around the house.

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an Old Town Captain’s house BY DICKIE ANDERSON PHOTOS BY MELISSA BRYANT, ECVT PHOTOGRAPHY

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itting on one of the highest points on Amelia Island in Old Town is one of the island’s original Captain’s houses. The 1,900-square foot house offers all the classic details typical of the era in which it was built: a sharply peaked roof, porches, and various window treatments. Laine and Kevin Berry knew it was the house they wanted. They are connoisseurs of things old, both houses and antiques. They have redone three homes, this Captain’s house and two homes in Arkansas. The couple make their home in Arkansas, where both have successful businesses, but they are able to work from either Arkansas or Florida. After three years as lead designer for a couture bridal gown business, Laine launched her own line of designer bridal gowns. Her busy life includes traveling to retail outlets for trunk shows and spending time on her Arkansas farm herding geese, snuggling bunnies, and playing with the couple’s seven

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Left: An upstairs bedroom features one wall with colorful floral wallpaper. Middle left: A playful upstairs bedroom uses playful wall décor. Bottom left: A simple wall treatment compliments the bright floral wall paper.

dogs. Kevin has been in advertising and marketing his entire professional life. Owner of AdWorks Concepts & Design, Kevin designs websites, mobile apps, and marketing materials for clients around the country. He also works closely with Laine Berry Bride, handling the marketing and managing finances. The dogs are Kevin and Laine’s family, and they travel back and forth from Arkansas with them. “The kids,” as the couple calls them, have names inspired by literary characters, including Atticus (Gus), Scout, Boo, Mayella, and Dill. In addition, they have Lady Catherine (Kati) from Pride and Prejudice and their tough guy, Tank. The couple wanted an historic home near the ocean, and once they discovered Amelia Island, they knew that it was where they wanted to be. They considered the historic district, but found the house of their dreams in Old Town. When their realtor called with a listing that hadn’t hit the market yet, a long-distance negotiation ensued. The house was perfect – old, in an historic area, and ready for renovation. The house sits on three lots, and its fence keeps their dogs safe. The house dates to 1888, and the Berrys are only the third owner. The limited turnover helped maintain the integrity of the structure. A small closet under the stairway is a minimuseum with documents and pictures relating to the house. The old house and the couple’s eclectic collection of antiques make a perfect marriage. Laine and Kevin have lovingly restored the house. Their combined talents transformed the house, turning the original kitchen into a master bath and a back porch into a kitchen. 54 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE •

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Right: The couple treasures this original Frigidaire, which was a gift from a friend. Below: The current kitchen was originally the home’s back porch. Bottom: A small closet contains collected items detailing the 1888 house’s history.

Their pride and joy is an original Frigidaire. The refrigerator was a gift from a friend of Laine’s, who inherited it from an uncle. The friend knew it was the perfect gift for her antiquecollecting friend and her renovated home on Amelia Island. Using limited window treatments has created a home full of light. Entering the front door, one is struck by the stairs leading to the second floor. Totally restored by flooring genius John Grey, it is one of the couple’s favorite details of the house. Grey also restored the original heart of pine floors. Each room is filled with collections and interesting antiques. Each has a story. The house is also filled with found treasures. Bowls of shark’s teeth and baskets of shells are found in many rooms. Included in their collections is a bowl of 18th- to early 20th-century china chards found in the yard surrounding the house. The antiques in the home were found in Arkansas, on their travels, and antique shops on the island. The upstairs has three bedrooms and a bath. Laine has used a unique wallpaper on one wall of each room, and then used the colors to coordinate the rest of the decor. One bedroom is especially playful, making one imagine that Pippi Longstocking might have picked it for her very own. The couple agrees that all the hard work and renovation have been worth the effort. They have been welcomed into the Old Town community, and they treasure their Amelia Island home. 56 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE •

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The Crab Trap Serving delicious, fresh seafood cooked to perfection, generous sides, and a welcoming atmosphere, The Crab Trap has been a Fernandina Beach institution for years. BY MICHAEL GASS • PHOTO BY WILLIAM RASER

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alking into The Crab Trap is like walking into my childhood. Everything I remember about being a kid in Fernandina Beach is on the wall in the dining room. Opened on Shrimp Festival weekend in 1979, The Crab Trap has become a Fernandina institution. Through the years, the Germano family has maintained and nurtured a straight-ahead seafood house, while delighting the taste buds of even the most discerning clients.

They have also done wonderful things with the bar and dining space upstairs, enabling guests to look out over the Amelia River and enjoy the sunset with an ice-cold adult beverage from the air-conditioned comfort of their barstool. Over the years, when family and friends came to town, they wanted to eat seafood and they wanted to do it downtown, and what better spot than the Crab Trap to accommodate them, whether with a party of two or twenty. On a recent night, I joined U.S. Army veteran, Fort Clinch Park Ranger, and my brother-in-law, Jason Allgood, at The 58 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE •

Crab Trap for dinner. Jason retired from the Army as a Sergeant First Class, having served three tours in Afghanistan and been stationed around the globe before bringing his family home to Fernandina Beach. Like so many others, he couldn’t wait to enjoy some of what we are so famous for here: seafood. Our meal started off with an order of Peel n’ Eat Shrimp. Cooked simply in salted water with only a hint of spice, the shrimp were sweet, and most importantly, not over-cooked. Shrimp only take a couple of minutes in simmering water to be perfect. A distracted chef can quickly turn our local bounty into rubber bands. These shrimp were perfect, easy to peel, and just right with the house-made cocktail sauce. Along with our starter, we enjoyed an ice-cold Bud Light and a Florida Cracker, a Belgian-style white ale from Cigar City Brewing Company in Tampa. Its crisp flavor and citrus finish were perfect for our plate of peel n’ eats. For our entrees, Jason enjoyed Grouper Stuffed with Crab, finished with a creamy butter sauce, and I went with a local classic, the Crabber’s Delight. I ordered the dish blackened, and it arrived overflowing with oysters, fish, shrimp, and devilled crab. We both ordered a baked potato, but other traditional sides are always available. The grouper was flaky and light, just as it should be, and although it was blackened, my platter was mild and cooked to perfection. For dessert, I ordered a piece of the Salted Caramel Cake. If you have a sweet tooth, this should take care of it for a while. Not being a fan of sweets, Jason left me to my own devices. The cake was moist and rich, and drizzled with a salted caramel sauce. There is so much more to get into at The Crab Trap, from daily happy hour specials to trivia nights and a dynamite lunch menu. They make it easy to enjoy it all, as they are open seven days a week for dinner and for lunch from Wednesday through Sunday. The Crab Trap restaurant is located at 31 N. 2nd Street in downtown Fernandina Beach. MAY 2018

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dining out

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dining guide Amelia Island Coffee ~ A coffee shop and bistro at 207 Centre St. in the heart of historic Fernandina Beach. For more than 16 years, Amelia Island Coffee has been a welcoming place to meet for both locals and visitors alike. This family-owned business features friendly service, locally roasted single-source coffee, cold brew, select organic teas and freshly baked pastries, pies and cakes. Breakfast and lunch are served all day, along with small plates and appetizers in the evening. You’ll find a selection of mainstream and craft beers along with varietal wines, as well as ice cream, milkshakes, frappes, fruit smoothies and frozen lemonade. The ambiance of a 100-year-old building is enhanced by outdoor, petfriendly dining. Open 7 days a week starting at 7 am Monday-Saturday and 8 am on Sunday. All major credit cards. 904-321-2111. Ameliaislandcoffee.com Amelia Tavern ~ Restaurant & Brewpub on Centre Street provides delicious local food and cold brews to the friends and guests of Amelia Island. Our kitchen serves amped up southern comfort food, where you’ll see enough diversity to be surprised without losing sight of the simple stuff you love. The collection of house brews and craft beer options are curated to match the menu, with plenty of pairings to fit any palette. A.T. is a brewery infused gastropub, or a brewpub with great food, something like that - just stop in, grab a bite and a sip, you’ll see. We are doing it our way, the right way, for you and for this Island. Bar Zin ~ Inspired by 30 years in the hospitality industry and numerous trips to Napa and Sonoma, our philosophy at Bar Zin is quite simple: create a fun relaxed upbeat indoor/outdoor atmosphere where friends and families can enjoy creative, fresh American bistro cuisine. In addition, we offer a diverse beverage menu consisting of great wines, local brews, and Saki martinis. Whenever possible, it is our intention to utilize local farmers, local products, and local businesses to create a farm-to-table style menu. Our vision was to design a neighborhood atmosphere where everyone will feel welcome, whether you are enjoying a full meal, appetizers, or just stopping in for a cold beverage; a place that will attract a diverse clientele which in turn makes it a place where everyone will have a relaxing and fun time. www.barzin-bistro-winebar.com. Lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch. Major credit cards. 4924 First Coast Hwy at Palmetto Walk Shopping Village. (904) 310-6620. Brett’s Waterway Cafe ~ The only restaurant on the island where you can dine overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, Brett’s offers a wide choice of seafood, chicken and beef with daily specials both at lunch and dinner. The view of the water, the impeccable service and the refined ambiance will enhance your dining pleasure. The large rectangular bar overlooking the Fernandina Harbor Marina is a pleasant place to enjoy a drink. At the marina on Front Street. (904) 261-2660. Open 7 days, Mon-Sat L, D, $$$, F. Burlingame ~ In the historic district just off Centre Street at 20 South 5th Street, this restaurant offers seasonally inspired modern American food with a twist. The small menu enables our team to focus on a handful of exquisite dishes developed from the freshest ingredients each season. Dining out is about more than just food, and our superb service and casually

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elegant atmosphere create a special experience. Extensive wine/beer list. Reservations recommended. Open 5:30pm Tue – Sun. Closed Mon. (904) 4327671. BurlingameRestaurant.com Café Karibo ~ Located on North 3rd St. just off Centre Street in the historic downtown district. It has a cozy interior with a funky, laid-back setting. It’s most striking feature is its naturally shaded outdoor dining patio. Great selection of sandwiches, salads, and soups for lunch. Kid friendly. Vegetarian items on the menu. Open: 11am–9pm Tue thru Sat; Sunday 10:30am– 3pm with lunch menu specials; Mon 11am–3pm. Fresh-brewed beer available in the Café and in the brew pub—The Karibrew—located next door. Food prices are relatively low-lunch average $10 pp; dinner $20 pp (generous portions). Crab Trap ~ Nautical decor and friendly service makes for a casual, relaxing atmosphere. Dinner daily offers seafood—fried, grilled, broiled, or blackened—as well as steaks, chicken and oysters year round. Entrees $8.95 - $18.95. Call for seasonal hours. Beer, wine, and cocktails. Family owned and operated since 1979. 31 N 2nd Street, (904) 261-4749. $$$ V/MC/D. David’s Restaurant ~ David’s has an amazing steakhouse & seafood menu, upscale romantic atmosphere, and professional service. New Caviar menu with toast points or Blinis and accoutrements consisting of crème fraiche, red onion, capers & chopped egg. Full bar and large wine menu including wines by the glass. Dining creations such as Filet Oscar, our Signature 16oz. Grilled Delmonico Ribeye, and when available our 24 oz. Porterhouse Steak. Daily Fish specials as well as English Channel Dover Sole & Chilean Sea Bass. Vegetarian & Vegan options. Happy Hour Sunday Thursday 5 to 7 pm (except Special Events & Holidays). Lounge Menu & Port Flights. Incredible Whole Alaskan King Crab 6-10 lb. average. Full dessert menu and after-dinner cordials. Open 7 days. Lounge opens at 5 pm, dinner at 6 pm. Young Adult menu available. Reservations highly recommended. Private wine room holds 12 & private dining room up to 50. Resort casual. 802 Ash Street. (904) 310-6049. Make reservations online at AmeliaIslandDavids.com. España ~ Featuring Old World cuisine from Portugal and Spain, España offers an intriguing menu in a comfortably elegant atmosphere in downtown Fernandina Beach. Owner/chef Roberto Pestana serves mouthwatering tapas like Grouper Ceviche, Portobello al La España, and Shrimp with Garlic, all served with España’s homemade bread. Entrees include a classic Seafood Paella, and a variety of fresh local seafood and meats. España also features an extensive wine list and an excellent homemade sangria. Available for private parties. Reservations recommended. All major credit cards. Open 7 days. (904) 261-7700. 22 South 4th Street. $$$, D, B/W. Fancy Sushi ~ We serve fine Japanese cuisine from our Hibachi grill, the best Tempura and the tastiest Teriyaki this side of Tokyo. We give you all the fine foods with the friendliest service you will ever have here in friendly Fernandina Beach. Come by and give us a visit and we’ll serve you with smiles and the freshest sushi that you won’t find anywhere but here at Fancy Sushi. Open 7 days. (904) 261-9855. 1478 Sadler Rd. Florida House Inn ~ Enjoy Southern cooking at its finest at Leddy’s Porch. Menu includes Southern Salads, Sandwiches, Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Collard Greens, and much more. Black Board specials daily. The Florida House Inn is located just off Centre Street in the historic district of Fernandina Beach. The inn is the oldest hotel in the state of Florida and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Open for brunch Wednesday – Friday from 11:00am – 2:30pm and Saturday – Sunday 10:00am – 2:30pm. The Mermaid Bar at The Florida House Inn is open Monday – Saturday at 5pm. Daily drink specials and Open Mic every other Thursday night. 22 South Third Street, (904)4913322. L, $$, F

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Exclusive Island Living Exclusive Island living on Ocean Club Drive located in the prestigious Amelia Island Plantation. Hear the Ocean from this custom Arthur Rutenburg home, nestled just footsteps from the beach and surrounded by mossy oaks. With over 5,000 square feet, this home boasts 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and a spacious office, plus an elevator and 3 car garage. Enjoy the sparkling infinity pool and spa overlooking

the lake and nature preserve area. Gourmet kitchen with granite counters and separate bar area with prep sink make this home perfect for large gatherings. You’ll love all the decks and porches of this home, whether you’re entertaining at happy hour or just enjoying your morning coffee. This home is perfect for anyone that enjoys the finer things in life.

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Selling Luxury Real Estate on Amelia Island and the surrounding areas.

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1656 Sea Dunes Villa Beautifully renovated oceanfront 3BR/3BA; 5th floor condo

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5 Sound Point Court $2,788,000

1 Marsh Hawk $1,450,000

Enjoy beautiful marsh and Intracoastal Waterway views from this new custom 5BR/5BA home on a private and secure homesite, offering a natural wooded setting. The bonus room in this home has an attached bathroom and can be used as a sixth bedroom. This large 1.10 acre lot includes 25ft long deep water boat slip at the newly constructed Sound Point Court dock. Water has approximately 6ft depth at low tide and approximately 15ft depth at high tide. Price of home is preconstruction and is subject to increase.

This casual and private luxury home has been extensively renovated. Situated on 1.5 lots and surrounded by nature. The large living room steps down from the dining area on hardwood floors, showcasing high wooden beams, a marble fireplace and views of the pool and marsh. The kitchen features Jenn-Air appliances, including a gas range. The family room has a fireplace and large sunroom with wet bar and billiards room. Master suite has a spa-like bath with marsh views! 3 HVAC sys. Outdoor lighting system. Full irrigation system run by well. 3BR/3 full2 half BA. Full workshop.

5600 Gregg Street $2,390,000

8 Marsh Hawk $1,150,000

Enjoy ultra-modern oceanfront living in this 3BR/4BA (and office) home with private beach boardwalk! Sliding doors fold into the wall for a seamless view of the ocean and open the balcony area with summer kitchen. State-of-the-art kitchen showcases the ocean views. The house is sitting on 36 concrete pilings that are 50 feet deep and are all tied together with 19 tons of rebar and then concreted together as a massive grade beam. Marble floors throughout. 2-car garage. Elevator to 3 levels, and the rooftop! Located in historic American Beach.

6BR/5.5BA home located on a quiet cul-de-sac with a green space on one side and Oak Marsh Golf Course behind. Living room has bead board, vaulted ceilings and marble tiles, as well as a beautiful fireplace with a marble surround. Open kitchen has numerous upgrades, stainless appliances, and golf views. Atrium with fountain could be used as an office. The split-plan offers the master en suite and a mini-master guest suite on the first floor, with additional guest rooms and baths upstairs. The rear exterior has a spacious deck. 3-car garage.

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5,000 sq ft of breathtaking views and custom details in Amelia Island Plantation. Infinity pool, spa, and walk to beach. Arthur Rutenberg home has gourmet kitchen, elevator, and 4 BRs. Master suite has private deck with ocean views. MLS#79809 $2,875,000

Immaculate home decorated by Julia Hall Interiors. Kitchen has granite counters, breakfast bar island, and stainless appliances. Great room with fireplace, engineered hardwood in living, dining, master, and office. Screened lanai. MLS#80228 $472,000

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85144 SHINNECOCK HILLS DRIVE Enjoy country club living in this 3BR/2BA home. Large screened porch with lake and golf views. Freshly painted inside and out, ready to move in! North Hampton offers community pool, tennis, and more. Priced to sell. MLS#80160 $356,500

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640 EAST SPANISH WAY

96039 OCEAN BREEZE DRIVE

4 BR/2.5 BA home in Isle de Mai with open split floorplan. 42” kitchen cabinets, granite counters, stainless appliances, double ovens, bar and island. Designer tiles, gas fireplace, and screened lanai. Community pool. MLS#79869 $449,900

In Ocean Breeze, a new community less than one mile from the beach! On corner lot, with an open plan, gourmet kitchen with Bosch appliances, granite counters, gas cooktop, and 63-inch cabinets. Outdoor fireplace and saltwater pool. MLS#79498 $549,999

94306 SUMMER BREEZE DRIVE

Beautiful 4 BR/3.5 BA home with panoramic marsh views remodeled by Donna Lynne Homes. Screened outdoor living space. Updated kitchen opens to family room. Separate office, master has sliders opening to deck. A must see! MLS#79535 $828,800

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11 SWEETWATER OAKS DRIVE $899,000 3 Bedroom, 3 Full Baths, 2 Half Baths 3,586 square feet

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Nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac in Amelia Island Plantation, this 3 BR home with good flex space rooms features handsome walnut floors, Plantation shutters, 1st floor master suite, abundant storage, spacious bonus room, and California closets throughout. The rear yard is private with brick paver sitting areas, plus a low-maintenance golf green. The cooks kitchen has reverse osmosis drinking water, Viking professional-grade stainless appliances, beautiful cabinetry, refrigerator drawers, Kitchenaid ice-maker at wet bar, and wine refrigerator. Kitchen opens to a lovely gathering room with gas fireplace and rear yard views. Granite tops in kitchen, baths, and laundry. Master has dual closets, bath with stone shower, and separate vanities. Ideal for the family or the empty nester seeking good entertainment space. You’ll love this tree-lined street. MLS#78710

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98252 SWAMP RIVER LANE

85172 SOUTHERN CREEK BLVD

1305 SHIPWATCH CIRCLE, #1305

Prime location on tidal creek with expansive marsh views. Over 1,600 ft. of frontage leading to deep water and Intracoastal Waterway. Over 38 acres for family compound, animals, or development. Hardwoods, 3-acre lake, fishing, boating, and a gorgeous sunrise. MLS#80214 $950,000

Builder’s special. Southern Creek is a marshfront community in Fernandina Beach. With 17 lots, homesites are .5 acres, some 1.5 acres. Marsh frontage with views, lakeview homesites, and 3 common areas. Underground utilities, sidewalks, roads, and street lighting in place. MLS#76782 $749,000

Fully furnished Amelia Island Plantation villa with captivating ocean views. Tile and carpet throughout, with three bedrooms downstairs with full baths. Full-sized washer and dryer. Community heated pool and steps from the beach. Family getaway or terrific rental opportunity. MLS#78943 $529,000

1664 SCOTT ROAD

85368 CHERRY CREEK DRIVE

97098 PIRATES POINT ROAD

Private 4 acres on south end of Amelia Island. Walk to Ritz-Carlton and Scott Road beach access. Room for horses, boat, or RV. No HOA dues or restrictions. Includes 40x22 pole barn and 3 BR/1 BA house. RS-1 zoning, but could be changed to RS-2 for development. MLS#79732 $1,900,000

Move-in ready 4 BR/3.5 BA home with many upgrades in Amelia Walk. Bonus room, 3-car garage, huge extended lanai, covered front porch with brick pavers, gourmet kitchen, stainless appliances, and large back yard. Seller will pay $10,000 of buyer’s closing costs. MLS#79240 $409,000

3 BR/2 BA cottage on over .7 acres on river with gorgeous views with access to the Intracoastal Waterway. Wood floors, fireplace, NEST thermostat, rear deck, and fruit trees. Dock needs repairs, metal ramp and floating dock in good condition. Ask about $3K buyer closing cost credit. MLS#79884 $329,000

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5209 Sea Chase Drive #4 Oceanfront townhome villa offers 4BR/4BA with breathtaking views of Amelia Island's beaches and the Atlantic Ocean. Located in the gated community of Ocean Village with two private pools and two tennis courts. With a one car garage this villa offers all the amenities of a custom home. REDUCED $1,239,000 MLS# 77397

96225 Piney Island Dr. Little Piney Island- Custom 5BR/3BA water/ marsh front home located on Kingsley Creek with breathtaking vistas and sunsets. Many custom features throughout including Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors, travertine tile, granite counter tops. REDUCED $1,125,000 MLS# 78805

2120 S. Fletcher Ave. Oceanfront 3BR/2BA home with rare short term rental permit being offered fully furnished. Fantastic ocean views with private dune walkover for easy access to the beach. Being offered "AS IS” $895,000 MLS# 80198

95169 Willet Way Mediterranean courtyard custom home in The Preserve, located next to a greenbelt that would always allow for the unique privacy this villa offers from its large screened-in lanai. This 4BR/4BA home includes many upgrades. $595,000 MLS# 79950

95104 Springtide Ln. Private gated entry into this Mediterranean styled 3BR/4BA with luxurious appointments included in this villa. Private elevator, travertine flooring, 42" Mahogany color cabinets and granite counters in the gourmet kitchen. $875,000 MLS# 79607

Glenn Hancock REALTOR 904-583-7099

4020 S. Fletcher Ave. Incredible Oceanfront Home with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. This custom 4BR/4BA home offers an open floor plan with 10' ceilings and 8' doors, plantation shutters and beautiful custom trim throughout. 100’ ocean frontage. $3,250,000 MLS# 79354

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3 Marsh Hawk Road $2,595,000 Escape to the Mediterranean in this grand villa on Amelia Island Plantation. This estate has it all: grand entrance hall with powder, generous living room with stone FP, family/theatre room with coffered ceiling and bar, circular music room, elegant dining room, up-to-date country kitchen, service room, back staircase, and carriage house with bath. Amazing custom woodworking, reclaimed hand hewn beams, cast stone staircase, stunning hammered copper tub and flagstone flooring. Outdoor living area with fireplace and kitchen offer year round enjoyment. MLS#80095

Fernandina Cay, Unit 301 $550,000 Gorgeous ocean views from this top floor Fernandina Cay condo located directly across from Main Beach Park and just steps from the ocean or community pool! Granite countertops, double oven, crown molding, plantation shutters, and tile in all living areas. The master suite, with balcony access, offers a large bath with double vanities and separate tub & shower. Added convenience of gated and secure garage parking with private storage area and elevator access leading directly to the unit foyer. Being sold furnished. Short term rentals allowed. MLS#79954 UNDER CONTRACT

4099 S Fletcher Avenue $692,000 Called the “Nantucket” beach house for it’s Cape Cod look, this renovated home is being sold adorably furnished and is the perfect beach house. Wood ceilings in the family room, dining room and kitchen give that wonderful nautical look to carry on the “beachy” furnishings throughout. Ocean views and breezes atop the Widows Peak outside deck are great for sunning, relaxing, dining, and lapping up nature. Comes with its very own deeded beach walkover with shower and it’s permitted for short term rentals. MLS#79952


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Your Own Island Oasis! Have you dreamed of living on your own island? Here is your opportunity for a dream life coastal paradise where you can keep your own yacht at your dock. Enjoy the serenity and beauty and live a comfortable life with space for all you can imagine in this 7839 sq. ft. home. A charming guest/caretaker cottage, gated access, and a private causeway round out this one of a kind property. MLS#79699 $2,995,000

3 FOXTAIL ROAD • $675,000 This gorgeous custom home has an open living and dining rooms that lead to an open kitchen, breakfast room, and family room. Crown molding throughout, granite countertops, chefs gas stove, stacked stone gas fireplace, 42” kitchen cabinets, and custom bookcase that wraps around into the family room. Large screened porch overlooking the large, private and plush landscaping. Close to the Spa & Shops and the soon to be new Property Owners Club. Memberships available for the Omni Amelia Island Equity Club for golf, tennis, beach clubs, and much more. Seller will consider selling some of the furniture. MLS#79316

631 TARPON AVENUE • $152,000 This 2BR/1 BA ground floor unit is 2 blocks to the beach. The complex includes tennis courts, pool, and clubhouse. Boat parking is available, and pets up to 40 lbs are welcome. Perfect for individual, family or vacationers. Close to many dining choices, entertainment, Fort Clinch and Historic Downtown. Good rental history. Currently rented or $975/ mo. Lease expires the end of April. Special assessment of $22,000 paid in full. Short term rentals acceptable. MLS#79751

UNDER CONTRACT

Timber Creek Plantation Beautiful 3 BR/2 BA home + home office on a .60 acre fully fencedin premium lot at Timber Creek Plantation has an open floor plan, Florida room, and screened-in salt water pool area, the perfect entertainment oasis. Three-car garage features a “Lifestyle” retractable garage screening system and generator. Hardwood floors, custom tile master bath, and other interior finishes make this home a standout! MLS#79953 $297,000

Historic Old Town Fernandina Beach

ONLY 1 REMAINING

Be a part of historic Old Town in brand NEW construction. 10 homesites are available, several with views, priced in the low $300,000s. Original Spanish platted ‘Peonias’ from 1811. Easy walk to Egan’s Creek, Plaza San Carlos, and the Amelia River. Offers a combination of live/work options including offices, art galleries or studios alongside living space. MLS#73880 $70,000


OPEN HOUSE PREMIER PROPERTIES

FOR SALE HIGHLIGHTED BY THE

AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE

1405 Park Avenue, Suite 102 Amelia Park Town Center Amelia Island Call Carol or John Woodmansee today!

(904) 419-9080

Marcy Mock Amelia Island ~ Nassau County Board of Realtors Top Producer

www.AmeliaFernandinaRealEstate.com Best Value on Amelia Island ~ $495,000 Compare to $600,000 Homes

~ Featured Listings ~ CARLTON DUNES AT SUMMER BEACH

These fabulous oceanfront condominiums are adjacent to The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Located on the south end of Amelia Island, each condo features beautiful custom appointments and large square footage. The oceanfront and golf course views are incredible! Membership to The Golf Club of Amelia Island is available.



OCEAN PLACE AT SUMMER BEACH

Located on the south side of The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, these wonderful condominiums offer the perfect get-away. Competitive pricing, fabulous floorplans, beautiful views, as well as rental potential have made Ocean Place a “must have” for potential owner-investors. These units are direct oceanfront.

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200 RIVER OAKS DRIVE: Immaculate Amelia Island home perfect for an active family. SEDA home features 3,077 sq. ft. traditional ƃoor plan, 4 bedrooms including 2 master bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths. Eat-in kitchen, formal dining, media room, family room with Ƃreplace. Stainless appliances new 2014. Roof new 2014. Partially fenced 1/2 acre lot. Beach, soccer Ƃelds, Simmons Road Amelia River-to-Sea Bike Trails nearby. River Oaks of Amelia is a safe cul-de-sac community. Excellent schools. Plenty of programs and events for adults and children. NO HOA FEES! FREE HOME WARRANTY. MLS# 78917 Scan the QR Code for an interactive 3D tour. For videos of the home and River Oaks of Amelia Community visit www.RiverOaksOfAmelia.com.

Carol Woodmansee – Cell: 772-332-2090 John Woodmansee – Cell: 772-563--3424 AmeliaFernandinaRealEstate@gmail.com


OPEN HOUSE PREMIER PROPERTIES

FOR SALE HIGHLIGHTED BY THE

AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE

TEAM HAGEL Mike Hagel

Broker-Associate (904) 415-6039 michael.hagel@coldwellbanker.com

Dawn Hagel

Realtor-Associate (904) 651-3446 dawn.hagel@coldwellbanker.com

PLANTATION POINT This stunning home on south Amelia Island features maple hardwood Áoors, a Chef's kitchen with a Àve burner gas range, cast iron farm sink, dual drawer Fisher/Paykel dishwasher, and wine cooler. Yellow pine ceilings in den. Baths have cedar ceilings and marble vanities and showers. Wood burning Àreplace, Plantation shutters. In a gated neighborhood near Harris Teeter. Convenient to Jacksonville via south island bridge. $499,000

SAILMAKER AT SUMMER BEACH Ocean front 2 BR condo just south of The Ritz. Picturesque ocean and dune views from living area, kitchen, balcony, and master. Granite counters in kitchen and baths. Vaulted ceilings in bedrooms. Fully furnished along with washer and dryer. Attractive laminate Áooring and bead board. Newer windows, and brand new roofs in 2018. Equipped with electric hurricane shutters. Close to Sailmaker pool and parking. Private entry. $665,000

85270 SAGAPONACK DRIVE - $350,000

Spacious home in desirable golf course neighborhood of North Hampton. Close proximity to A-Rated schools and numerous shopping and dining options as well. Home equipped with a 3 Car Garage, All Tile or Wood Flooring, spacious Covered and Screened-In Lanai backing to a peaceful wooded conservation area for privacy, 3 full bathrooms, 14 foot high ceiling in family room, Granite kitchen countertops, and Fireplace. MLS#79664

95359 ARBOR LANE - $699,900

SAILMAKER AT SUMMER BEACH Large 3 BR end unit condo overlooking the pool. Largest Áoorplan at Sailmaker with abundance of natural light. Ocean view from master. Granite counters in kitchen and baths. Fully furnished with washer and dryer. Upstairs bedrooms have vaulted ceilings. Bead board throughout, private entry and short walk to the beach and parking. Plenty of storage space. Gated community just south of Ritz. Sailmaker roofs replaced 2018. Pets allowed. $479,000

Over 2 acres for this waterfront western red Cedar custom home with panoramic views on the Nassau River and deep water access. Hurricane code construction throughout with Andersen windows and doors, Galvalum roof. 2 x 6 Tidewater Red Heart Cypress Wood Flooring on 2nd floor, solid yellow pine interior doors throughout, downstairs Master suite with large walk-in closet, and upstairs loft. MLS#80074

96090 BRADY POINT RD $395,000

Gary Farnsworth 904-583-5611

HIGHEST DOLLAR SALES 2014-2017

Distinctive water front estate sized homesite in the gated, upscale neighborhood of Brady Point Preserve overlooking Amelia Island with dock permit in place just waiting for you. MLS#80217 Fran Holland Farnsworth 904-753-1862

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FOR SALE HIGHLIGHTED BY THE

AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE

Anne Barbanel = Commitment “Striving to be the best... when only the best will do”

CALL ANNE TODAY 904.583.0734 John T. Ferreira & Son 500 Centre Street • Fernandina Beach Oѝce: (904) 261-5571

95030 PACIFIC ISLE $798,900

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Enjoy total privacy in this 4BR/3BA home on 1+ acres of exquisite waterfront property. Great room with fireplace, large Florida room and deck all overlooking spectacular views of Lancedford Creek. Formal DR, kitchen w/granite, 5 burner gas range, double oven, island w/bar seating and dining area. 1st floor master includes screened porch, walk-in closets and jacuzzi tub. Split floor plan gives privacy to 3 main floor bedrooms and bath. Bonus room and full bath upstairs. 2 car garage plus 2 car detached garage, concrete parking pad with space for boat or RV, No HOA fees, your own dock and just minutes from Oyster Bay Yacht Club and A1A. MLS#80237


island entertaining BEEF TACO FILLING Ingredients 2 tbsp. vegetable oil 3 cups finely diced onions 6 garlic cloves, minced 2 tbsp. chili powder 1 packet taco seasoning 2 lbs. ground beef 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes Salt, pepper, cumin, and hot sauce if desired Preparation Heat vegetable oil in a large saucepan and sauté onions and garlic. Add beef, chili powder, and taco seasoning, and cook until meat is browned. Add crushed tomatoes and simmer until thick and bubbly. Adjust seasoning by adding salt, pepper, cumin, and hot sauce. EASY CHICKEN TACO FILLING Ingredients 2 lbs. chicken breast, pounded and sliced thinly Tajin Seasoning with lime, or other similar seasoning Vegetable oil Preparation Sprinkle chicken liberally with seasoning and sauté in a frying pan a few pieces at a time until chicken is cooked through, but still tender.

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Cinco de Mayo fiesta

SHRIMP TACO FILLING Ingredients 2 lbs. medium shrimp, peeled 1/2 cup lime juice 2 tbsp. taco seasoning 2 chipotle chilies in adobo, minced Salt and pepper

BY KAREN MILLER

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inco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5, observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has taken on a significance beyond its historical importance as a celebration of Mexican-American culture, with Mexican-Americans and Americans of every ethnic background gulping down margaritas and feasting on Mexican specialties throughout the month. We like to pay homage to our Mexican friends and neighbors with Taco Night, a gathering in which we sample new types of taco fillings while sipping margaritas and dancing to Mariachi

music. It’s a fun evening, casual and festive, although there’s a bit of work that goes into the food preparation. We like to serve 3 to 4 types of fillings, featuring beef, chicken, seafood, and beans, with lots of toppings. We use both corn and flour tortillas, and sometimes make our own if we’re feeling inspired. Toppings should include fresh cilantro, lime wedges, salsa, guacamole, shredded cheese, scallions, lettuce, and other crunchy vegetables – even shredded radishes and carrots are nice on a taco. We also serve tortilla chips for dipping and a selection of hot sauces for those who like their tacos spicy. And for dessert, a platter of fresh fruit like pineapple, mango, and papaya is all you need to complete your meal. Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

76 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE •

MAY 2018

Preparation Combine all ingredients in a hot, oiled pan and cook until shrimp are pink. Adjust seasoning if needed. BLACK BEAN TACO FILLING Ingredients 1 tbsp. olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup onion, chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped 2 cans black beans, rinsed and mashed 2 tbsp. corn meal 1 tbsp. chili powder 1 tsp. cumin 1 cup bottled salsa Preparation Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion, garlic, and bell pepper; cook until tender. Stir in mashed beans. Add cornmeal. Mix in seasoning and salsa. Cover and cook 5 minutes.

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