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ISLANDER JULY 2012

plus: ESSENCE OF LIFE • FERNANDINA FACES • ISLAND ENTERTAINING


find your style. And, treat yourself to a little something from Bijoux Amelia. Stop by to view our wide selection of hats, pashminas, purses, jewelry and fun accessories for the home. Find out why we're the Island's premier shop for high-fashion at prices you will simply love!

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Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Visit our website at www.bijouxamelia.com to download fun how-to cards for scarves.

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HISTORIC DOWNTOWN Fernandina Beach

Historic Downtown 215 Centre Street Fernandina Beach, FL 3 2034

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Where the locals meet. Espresso • Panini • Dessert Bar 202 Centre Street Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach (904) 277-4880 • www.lindysjewelry.com

Enjoy homemade soups & fresh breads made in our own kitchen every day.

207 Centre Street 321-2111 Locally owned & operated for 17 years.

SHOE VISIONS

FINE FOOTWEAR & ACCESSORIES

Vaneli • Donald Pliner • Azura Born Crown • Cole Haan • Sofft Think • Naot • Mephisto 118 Centre St, Fernandina Beach

904-491-1245

ORIGINAL OILS • FRAMES • PRINTS METAL ART • WOOD CARVINGS MODEL PLANES & SHIPS • BALANCE TOYS NOVELTY GIFTS • HOME ACCENTS

NEW LOCATION, SAME OLD PRICES!

206 C ENTRE STREET (Across from coffee shop)

904-261-0444

Needlepoint

Birds of a Feather Trunk Show 302 Ash Street 904.729.4020 www.BristlyThistle.com

Specializing in European & coastal designers. We are a fullservice design house. Design consultants are available by appointment, or come by to browse our wares and wholesale furnishings catalogs.

No. 3 S. Third St., Historic Fernandina 904.321.0367 ~ 646.416.0310 www.vignette-design.com

AMELIA ISLAND LISTINGS AND SALES

Call

Pam Meyer For Professional Real Estate Services

Visit www.ameliaislandproperties.com, or email me at pammeyer@remax.net to learn more about available properties, real estate information, and Amelia Island area information.

Come see our new line of clothing featuring Fernandina’s favorite mascot—the shrimp! We also carry Vineyard Vines, Castaway & more!

Professional Group

303 Centre Street, Suite102, Amelia Island

904.415.0303

204 Centre Street • (904) 277-1162

30 restaurants, 58 shops, 400 years of history, and one unforgettable waterfront sunset.


Private Wealth Management. Private Banking • Financial Planning Trusts & Estates • Retirement Investment Management

Visit 5211 South Fletcher Ave, or contact Todd Mitchell, Client Advisor, SunTrust Investment Services, Inc. at 904.491.5969.

Our goal is to give the highest quality eye care with the friendliest service possible.

Deposit products and services are offered through SunTrust Bank, Member ber FDIC. FD

Securities and Insurance Products and Services: Are not FDIC DIC o or any other Government Agency Insured • Are not Bank Guaranteed • May Lose Value SunTrust Private Wealth Management is a marketing name used by SunTrust banks, banks Inc., and the following affiliates: Banking and trust products and services are provided by SunTrust Bank. Securities, insurance (including ncludi annuities and certain life insurance products) and other investment products and services are offered by SunTrust Investment Services, rvices Inc., an SEC-registered investment adviser and broker/dealer and a member of the FINRA and SIPC. Other insurance productss and services are offered by SunTrust Insurance Services, Inc., a licensed insurance agency. nts of SunTrust Bank and its affiliates (collectively, “SunTrust”) SunTrust Bank and its affiliates and the directors, officers, employees and agents are not permitted to give legal or tax advice. Clients of SunTrust should consultt with their legal and tax advisors prior to entering into any financial transaction. regis ©2011 SunTrust Banks, Inc. SunTrust and Live Solid. Bank Solid. are federally registered service marks of SunTrust banks, Inc.

6 South 14th Street Fernandina Beach

(904) 261-5741

The ultimate in recycling… • Clothing • Housewares • Linens • Furniture & more Connecting people, hope, and help through community donations. Proceeds from store sales support local programs that assist Nassau County residents in crisis.

Monday thru Saturday 9:30 to 5:30 Donations always accepted. Local pick-ups available. 930 S. 14th St. • Fernandina Beach • 321-2334

AMELIA AUDIOLOGY

the art of S I L V E R Beautiful and treasured in every form. Spring to Summer and the whole year through.

Don’t Miss out on Life’s Great Conversations

Repairs • Appraisals • GIA Graduate Gemologist (904) 277-4910

Patti Shelly-Lohman, Au.D.

Sadler Crossing • 1472 Sadler Road

1411 S. 14th Street, Suite F Amelia Island, FL

(next to Starbucks)

Since 1957

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Jordan Craven Elam with George

Elizabeth Wilkes

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO & STILL IMAGING

www.elizabethwilkesphotography.com 904.206.2203 • Fernandina Beach, FL

Serving Nassau County for 23 years! 1464 Sadler Road M.-S. 10-5 & Sun 12-5 904.321.1138 Infant • Pre-teen

Moms love Check out our Website at www.nassaupt.com and Like us on Facebook.

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1885 S. 14th Street Fernandina Beach 904-277-4449

45390 Green Street Callahan 904-879-1223

Fully Licensed Medical Spa www.abellamedicalspa.com

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COOL CLOTHES FOR HOT WOMEN

good toward EVERYTHING

Limit 1 per person. Excludes WOW Earrings. Exp. 7-31-12

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Surgery Center Making Time Stand Still

Scott J. Trimas, M.D.,FACS www.facesonly.com Call for a FREE consultation

904.321.2580 1545 SOUTH 14TH STREET FERNANDINA BEACH, FL 32034 MM17332 | MA45420

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It may surprise you to learn that the newest data indicates some women taking estrogen may actually be protected from breast cancer. You may be wondering if the possible harmful effects of taking estrogen outweigh its benefits. Discuss your personal situation directly with your physician. The earlier we diagnose cancer, the easier it is to treat and the better chance for a cure.

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Amelia

ISLANDER

If, like us, one of your favorite

Philip Kelly Deana Basile Kelly Publishers and Editors

summertime activities is lounging

Tom Barrett Art Director

under an umbrella

Mark O’Day Advertising Sales

with a book or magazine, then keep turning these pages.

Contributing Writers Dickie Anderson, Jan Davis, Theresa Duncan, Jim Ewing, Kate Harris, Nan Kavanaugh, Karen Miller, Betty Morrell, Julie Simmons

Each year, July brings our annual Amelia Islander “Fun in the Summer Sun” issue, in which we spotlight the many and varied activities available around the island. From surfing lessons to history tours, there’s so much to enjoy, for every taste and personality. This year, the unofficial start of the summer for us was the first concert of the “Sounds on Centre” series. We happened to find ourselves downtown on that first Friday of the month and were drawn to the energetic gathering at the foot of Centre Street. It was fun to see people of all ages swinging to the sounds of the Instant Groove band on a lovely summer evening. We ran into lots of friends—people we know from church and from school; people from downtown and from Yulee; even relatives of friends and friends of relatives. These monthly concerts are such a fun and dynamic meeting place, where everyone can enjoy the communal celebration of our summer season. So far it has been a season of fun for us: we’ve enjoyed mini-golf, plenty of ice cream cones and frozen yogurt, beach-time, pool-time, and browsing-through-the-shops time. We’ve even found time for some biking and horseback riding—and we did all this before July 1! We’ve met families from Georgia, North Carolina, and other parts of Florida—and everyone always tells us how much they love their Amelia Island vacation. There is so much for everyone to enjoy, after all, so check out our cover story for some great summer vacation ideas. If, like us, one of your favorite summertime activities is lounging under an umbrella with a book or magazine, then keep turning these pages. Read about the gourmet salts that come from all over the world and are creatively integrated into the first-rate amenities and offerings at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Flip a few more pages and you can meet one of the most fascinating—and most accomplished—local couples on our island: Barbara Ann Scott and Tom King. Flip again, and you’ll find our Island Home, Galleries & Antiques, and Eating Scene columns, which will always give you a fun peek into interesting local people and happenings. And if you love good food, healthy living, or— even better—both, you won’t want to miss the terrific recipes from Buster Beaton, owner of Nassau Health Foods, and Stephanie Christopher, chef and manager of the wonderful Mustard Seed Café, in our Island Entertaining column. Just find your favorite lounge chair, and let the summer fun begin. See you around the island!

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Contributing Photographers Holly Allain, Pam Bell, Elizabeth Wilkes, David Burghardt, Lynne Taylor, Katrin Bell, William Raser

C O N TA C T U S Sweetpea Media, Inc. P.O. Box 16624 Fernandina Beach, Fl 32035 904-277-8012 Fax 904-277-8076 islander@ameliaislander.com www.ameliaislander.com Amelia Islander Magazine is published monthly (11 times a year - January and February is a combined issue.) All editorial contents including maps and photographs are Copyrighted 2012 Sweetpea Media, Inc. Reproduction of any material contained herein in any manner, in whole or in part, is prohibited without the express written consent of the publisher. Unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or other artwork cannot be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. No responsibility is assumed for unsolicited materials. The cover and the magazine’s contents are fully protected and may not be reproduced without the written permission of the publisher. The Amelia Islander is distributed free of charge on and around Amelia Island. Back issues may be purchased from the publisher for $2.00 each plus postage.

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features

13 Cover Story THE 2012 AMELIA ISLANDER FUN IN THE SUMMER SUN GUIDE

Whether you’re on the beach or off, our annual “Fun in the Summer Sun” guide is your source for all the great things to do this summer, on and around Amelia.

29 The Essence of Life

35 Fernandina Faces

43 Island Home

64 Island Entertaining

Drawing inspiration from the ocean at its doorstep, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island has collected the finest salts from around the world and creatively integrated them in a host of exquisite restaurant, spa, and shop offerings.

Having achieved great success in the fields of athletics and business on national and even international scale, Barbara Ann Scott and Tom King are Amelia Island’s own celebrity couple.

An Amelia Island Plantation condo was masterfully renovated, with an eye toward modern design—and toward the fabulous marsh surroundings just outside the window.

Buster Beaton, owner of Nassau Health Foods, and Stephanie Christopher, chef and manager of Nassau Health’s Mustard Seed Café, invite us to enjoy a mouthwatering (and health-boosting) salad this summer.

Amelia

ISLANDER JULY 2012 • VOLUME 25 • NUMBER 6

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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 Beloved for their beauty, a wide variety of roses can be successfully cultivated in your Amelia Island garden.

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Eating Scene Five generations of locals and visitors have been soaking up the sun, surf, and great food and drinks at this Amelia Island favorite, Sliders Seaside Grill.

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Open House Premium real estate offerings on and around Amelia Island

Vacationers enjoy some kite-flying on Main Beach. Photo by David Burghardt, Island Photography.

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end - of - season

clearance new markdowns just taken on hundreds of pairs

E njoy all the amenities, all the activities, and all the excitement available to you on Amelia Island.

AMELIA RENTAL

& Management Services 5299 S. Fletcher Avenue

(904) 261-9129 • (800) 874-8679 www.AmeliaRentals.com

Trailer Park Collectibles

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SHOE VISIONS FINE FOOTWEAR & ACCESSORIES

Fashion for your style, comfort for your life. 702 Centre Street 904.491.4461 Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

The Spa & Shops at Omni Amelia Island Plantation

904-277-0909

118 Centre Street Fernandina Beach

904-491-1245

Southern Touch

ROWESVILLE COTTAGES ON SADLER (Next to Amelia’s Attic)

Casablanca

Gifts • Home decor

Crabtree & Evelyn • Camille Beckman Puzzles • Cards • Games • For the entire family New Shipment!

Picasso and Me” for Tea • 3-5pm

10am-5pm

904-415-1540

Wed-Sat

2188 SADLER ROAD • FERNANDINA BEACH

A favorite shop for gifts for over 30 years 301 Centre Street • Fernandina Beach, FL • 32034 • (904) 261-5377 www.AmeliaSouthernTouch.com

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GEAR FOR THE TEAM, ATHLETE, & FAN GATEWAY TO AMELIA Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (904) 261-1105

RIVER CITY MARKETPLACE Jacksonville, FL 32218 (904) 757-5550

14 Flavors 55 Toppings Unlimited Creations Open nightly until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights until 11 p.m. 306 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, FL

SPRING/SUMMER 2012 TOURS Cumberland Island Tour ~ 10:30 a.m. (2 hour tour) Beach Creek Tour ~ 2:30 p.m. (1 ½ hour tour) Cumberland Sound Tour ~ 5:00 p.m. (1 ½ hour tour) Traditional Family Sunset Tour ~ (1 hour tour) – Departure times varies seasonally Sunset/Twilight Tour ~ (2 hour tour) – BYOB; live local entertainment Departure times varies seasonally Fri & Sat evs’ Spring and Fall; Mon-Sat (Summer) Interactive, Family-Friendly Eco-Tours ~ Mid-March – May ~ Th-Sat (10 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. for 2 hrs) June – Aug ~ Mon-Sat (10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for 2 hours) September through Thanksgiving – Th-Sat (10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for 2 hours)

GUY HARVEY JEWELRY

TRUNK SHOW • JULY 27 - 28 EXPANDED SELECTION & SPECIAL PRICING

For detailed pricing or to book online, visit:

AmeliaRiverCruises.com Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach • www.robisonjewelry.com • 904.261.3635

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Take a tour of the many waterways around Amelia Island by kayak (left).Water fun in the waves offf Amelia Island (center); and horseback riding through the surf (right).

““Warm Warm summer summer sun, shine kindly here; Warm summer wind, blow softly here…” W

Fun SuMmer sun

FROM ROBERT RICHARDSON’S “ANNETTE”

PHOTO CREDITS: KAYAKERS ~ LYNNE TAYLOR; JETSKIERS ~ WILLIAM RASER; CHEERS HORSE RANCH BEACH TOUR ~ LYNNE TAYLOR; FOURTH OF JULY PARADE ~ ELIZABETH WILKES

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he summer sun shines gently on the beaches of Amelia Island. A cool ocean breeze breathes softly on sunbathers and surfers. Children are constructing sandcastles, and colorful beach umbrellas brighten the shoreline. It is July, one of our favorite times of the year. This is a time when we secretly hope that our lawnmower will break down. A time of the year when we turn off the television, put away the video games, and head out to the beach, the golf course, or even the spa. When most of Florida is suffering with summer’s high temperatures, Amelia Island is the place where even Southerners seek respite from the heat. Our beautiful island paradise comes alive during the summer months, jam-packed with activities and entertainment. No matter what your interests, you will always find something new and different to fill your lazy, fun-filled days of summer. A Fourth of July parade makes its way through one of the island’s neighborhoods. 13 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE • JULY 2012

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lessons. Guided kayak nature tours are a great way to learn about kayaking and the local environment, and no experience is needed. Besides learning some new paddling moves, participants will take a break on a sandbar for a snack and swim, and enjoy tales about Amelia Island’s pristine waterways. A kids’ camp is also available to give the young ones a good start toward a potential lifetime of paddling.

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A surfer catches a wave at the beach on Amelia Island.

Surf Have you seen those stand-up paddle boards that everyone is using these days? It’s the hottest water sport rage in the nation right now, and anyone can learn to do it. It’s a full-body workout, and you can enjoy it even when there are no waves! Whether you want to ride the waves or lie on the beach, the island’s surf shops are a great place to begin your day. Pipeline Surf Shop (904-277-3717) and Driftwood Surf Shop (904321-2118) both offer lessons, as well as surfboard and stand-up paddle board rentals, along with clothing, gear, and sunglasses that will make you the coolest surfer on the beach. Pipeline Surf Shop offers bike rentals, too. If kayaking is your mode of travel, visit Kayak Amelia (904-251-0016) for kayak rentals and

If you’re a landlubber, summer is the time to head out to the local maritime forests for a multitude of activities available at our state parks and green spaces. Hiking and biking trails are located all over the island, including Fort Clinch State Park, Egans Creek Greenway, and Little Talbot Island State Park. Through the combined efforts of many of Amelia Island’s peddling pals, the Amelia Island Bikers’ Association now offers bike trail maps that you can find in various locations around the island, featuring new bike lanes and safer road crossings. Another fun way to explore Amelia Island and surrounding areas is via EcoMotion Tours (904-251-9477). The Segway experience is a fun and easy way to visit places like Point Isabel on Fort George Island, as well as the historic Kingsley Plantation. EcoMotion Tours operate their tours in the comfortable shade of live oaks, and early morning excursions are a wonderful way to view birds and other wildlife. If you prefer your “turf” to be green, the island has many golf courses that are open to the public. Fernandina Beach Golf Club (904-277-7370) is conveniently located at the center of the island, and their exemplary facility boasts 27 holes of fantastic golf and a full-service restaurant and clubhouse. Just a short drive off the island is The Golf Club at North Hampton (904-418-6107). The natural beauty of this Arnold Palmer signature course is challenging and enjoyable for persons of every skill level, and they have a great lunch menu, too.

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featuring antiques, books, home accessories, gourmet food, children’s items, and fashion accessories. Amelia Island also boasts the award-winning Fernandina Farmers Market (904-491-4872), located at the corner of Seventh and Centre Streets. Dubbed as “the place to be on Saturday morning,” you’ll find an array of produce, gourmet foods, freshly baked breads, cheeses, and more. The market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

PHOTO CREDITS, OPPOSITE PAGE: SURFER ~ BART CLARK; CANOERS ~ COURTESY OF OKEFENOKEE ADVENTURES; GOLF AERIAL ~ ELIZABETH WILKES PHOTO CREDITS, THIS PAGE: MINI GOLFERS ~ WILLIAM RASER; FERNANDINA FARMERS MARKET ~ LYNNE TAYLOR

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Island Falls Adventure Golf has a fun and challenging course with plenty of surprises

A line, that is. A short stroll down to the harbor in Downtown Fernandina Beach will give you an idea of the many types of fishing charters available for fisher persons of all experience levels. If you want to “Quit Wishin’ and Go Fishin’,” be sure to seek out AC Charters Captain, Allen Mills (904-261-9481). Mills, a world record-holding captain, has over 40 years of fishing know-how. This time of year you can count on catching some tarpon, kingfish, barracuda, or even sailfish. Stop by Amelia Angler Outfitters on Centre Street for the latest fishing gear and apparel, and you can book a charter with long-time Captain Terry Lacoss. And if you want to do some fishing on your own, head out to the shoreline for some surf casting, or drop a line off the half-mile Fort Clinch Fishing Pier or the George Crady Bridge at the south end of the island.

Play After a day at the beach, perhaps you could use a little art and music? Check out the Islander’s Galleries & Antiques page (p. 22) to direct you toward the area’s finest local paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and textile design. You’re sure to find a lovely gift or even the perfect painting to remind you of your stay on Amelia Island. The Island Art Association also offers classes for residents and visitors alike. Visit any of the local pubs or watering holes for live music, featuring some of the best local bands in North Florida. Or how about an evening at the theatre? The Amelia Community Theatre (904-261-6749) and the Fernandina Little Theatre (904-277-2202) present some great local talent featured in new and familiar plays and musical productions. The theaters also are host to some concerts and film events. While you’re roaming the streets of downtown Fernandina Beach, be sure to stop by the Amelia Island Museum of History (904-261-7378). Located in the old jail, the museum itself has a colorful past. The knowledgeable and interesting docents and volunteers will charm you with the intriguing history of Amelia Island, with its pirates, A busy Saturday morning at the Fernandina Farmers fishermen, and bawdy women. This summer the museum is also offering a Market in downtown Fernandina Beach.

For the children, or those of you are young-at-heart, try your putting skills at Island Falls Adventure Golf (904-2617881). Not your average putt-putt course, Island Falls is vertically challenging, fun and loaded with surprises.And after your game you can enjoy some summertime snacks like ice cream and milkshakes.

Shop It may be July, but why not get some of your holiday shopping done early this year? Amelia Island is teeming with unique shops full of island treasures, like jewelry, clothing, books, and gifts. Grab yourself a new hat for the beach, a souvenir for that friend who’s taking care of your cat, an ice cream treat for the kids, or a delicious frozen yogurt. Visit Centre Street and the surrounding neighborhood for over 30 downtown shops and awardwinning restaurants. Then explore the rest of the island, along Eighth Street, Sadler Road, and A1A for exclusive boutiques, home furnishings, and gift shops. At the south end of the island, you’ll find Palmetto Walk and The Shops of Amelia Island Plantation,

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Revive yourself with classes and treatments at The Spa at Omni Amelia Island Plantation and The Ritz-Carlton Spa (left); a Sounds on Centre concert (center); and the Amelia Island Museum of History (right).

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lounge, and steam room. After your spa treatment, enjoy a cold beverage or dinner in one of their five restaurants or lounges. If you really want to see the sights, let Amelia Island Trolleys (904-753-4486) do the driving. Their experienced guides will show you the sights and sounds of Amelia Island in comfort and style. The company offers scenic historic tours, ghost tours and lighthouse tours. Call ahead to make a reservation. If you’re staying at one of the island’s beautiful bed & breakfast inns, this is a convenient way to get to know the island.

With Amelia Island’s top-notch array of fine hotels, inns, and resorts, you’ll want to stay as long as you can! Both the Away Omni Amelia Island Plantation and The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia There are many day excursions available on and around Island offer amenities that are open to the public, whether the island that will sweep you away to a world less traveled. you’re staying there or not. Every Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., you Consider Amelia River Cruises (904-261-99720), a getaway can enjoy Omni Amelia Island Plantation’s famous Boardwalk that will take you from Fernandina’s historic waterfront to Bash, with live music, drink specials, and food offerings. Every the breathtaking views of wild horses on Cumberland Island, Friday 5 to 8 p.m., enjoy the Plantation’s famous Boardwalk GA. Their fascinating stories of Amelia and Cumberland Bash, with live music, drink specials, and food offerings. The will enrich your coastal experience with intrigue and wonder. And just a short drive from Omni also has some fun Amelia Island, Okefenokee family activities, including National Wildlife Refuge is a Nature Center (904-321a fascinating place to visit. 5082) that features birdOkefenokee Adventures (877watching, kayaking, shelling, 843-7926) will show you biking, and a children’s the ways of the swamp, with summer camp. The Spa at boat tours, naturalist talks, The Plantation (877-843and fishing opportunities. 7722) will help you unwind Amelia River Cruises also after a long day of summer has a nightly BYOB Twilight activities, with a massage or Cruise, complete with live a yoga class, held high up entertainment, on a 59’ in their “treehouse” studio. catamaran with open decks The Ritz-Carlton Spa (904that offer spectacular views. 277-1100) also offers a wide To get up, up, and away array of spa services in a luxurious setting, including Put relaxation on your agenda this summer with a massage at The Spa at from it all, try an exhilarating ride in an ultra light trike with the Spa’s private pool, sauna, Omni Amelia Island Plantation or The Ritz-Carlton Spa. 16 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE • JULY 2012

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PHOTO CREDITS: SOUNDS ON CENTRE ~ LYNNE TAYLOR; AMELIA ISLAND MUSEUM OF HISTORY ~ WILLIAM RASER

new Children’s Architecture Exhibit, which will allow children to celebrate the local architecture in a hands-on fashion. And during the summer months, Sounds on Centre (904-277-0717) will keep your feet tapping the first Friday of each month, from 6 to 8 p.m., featuring local musicians and performers. Check out the fun at the end of Centre Street and be sure to wear your dancing shoes.


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Air Amelia (877-WEDOFLY), a new offering at Fernandina Municipal Airport. A trike is like a propeller-powered hang glider with a seat and wheels. You ride piggyback with a pilot and get an amazing tour of Amelia Island and its surroundings, from the air! Air Amelia will also be offering hot air balloon rides in the future. Another way to enjoy Amelia from the air is with SkyCoast Adventures, Amelia Island’s helicopter tour, also at Fernandina Municipal Airport. SkyCoast Adventures offers spectacular aerial tours of Amelia Island, the historic downtown and Ft. Clinch, Tiger Island, Cumberland Island, with its dolphins and renowned wild horses, and the area’s endless marshes. You won’t miss any of Amelia Island’s natural beauty from this vantage point! For those who love to see the world by horseback, Stay ‘N Country Ranch (904-322-9739) is located on over 40 acres and offers educational day camps, beach rides, birthday parties, and party barn rentals. Their camp teaches responsibility, safety, communication, and fun, while learning equestrian skills. Cheers Horse Ranch (904-277-7047) offers horseback riding, with both trail and beach excursions, for riders of every level. If you’re a beginner, you may take some lessons in their arena at their Yulee location. Their kids’ summer camp promotes self-esteem and independence, while teaching young ones the expertise of horsemanship. The Amelia Island Visitors Center (904-277-0717) can keep you up-to-date on all the latest calendar events. The Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce (904261-3248) will help put you in touch with local businesses that provide the services and activities you are interested in. With all that there is to see and do on Amelia Island, don’t you wish the summer was just a little bit longer?

Top: Riders of all ages can enjoy a horseback riding at Stay’n Country Ranch. Above: The waters around Amelia Island are the perfect place for a quiet sail.

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Left: A pilot and passenger on an ultralight trike prepare to soar above Amelia Island for a bird’s-eye view of the island and the surrounding area.. Below: Enjoy an excursion to see the wild horses on Cumberland Island with Amelia River Cruises.


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From Sunday, July 15 to Thursday, July 26, Greyfield Inn is offering its second annual Island Camp, a unique opportunity for families to vacation together. While adult guests at the inn can enjoy the inn’s unparalleled natural setting, the kids can enjoy an Island Camp program designed to provide lasting memories, with activities that include scavenger hunts, island treasure scrapbooking, stargazing, bee-keeping and gardening workshops, kayaking adventures, kite flying, hiking, fishing, tie dying, arts & crafts with ocean and beach creations, outdoor cooking, and bonfires complete with roasting marshmallows. Island Camp 2012 is offered to children five years of age and up who are staying with their parents at Greyfield Inn. Rates for two-night stay packages for two range from $875 to $1,375; and three-night stay packages range from $1,225 to $1,900. All accompanying children are $175 each per day, which includes all Island Camp activities. Packages include transportation from Fernandina Beach to Cumberland Island, room and accommodations, three meals a day with unlimited pantry snacks, and service charge. Also included are guided kayak and island tours, fishing and bike equipment, and beach chairs and umbrellas. For more information, call (888) 357-7617, or go to www.GreyfieldInn.com.

The Florida House Inn & Restaurant received the 2012 Excellence in Historic Preservation Award from the Amelia Island-Fernandina Restoration Foundation. Ernie Saltmarsh, local to the island, is a longtime businessman, banker, and restoration enthusiast who has undertaken many renovation projects in North Florida and Southern Colorado. When Mr. Saltmarsh learned of the disrepair of one of his favorite locations, the Florida House Inn, he was quick to purchase the property. Mr. Saltmarsh chose true craftsmen to execute the job and made every effort to preserve the original construction and architectural details. The project was a family affair. Mr. Saltmarsh, his wife Karen, two daughters, Emily and Grace, and son-in-law, Marshall, were all actively involved in the clean-up and restoration. Located at 22 S. 3rd Street in downtown Fernandina Beach, The Florida House Inn is Florida’s oldest surviving inn, built in 1857. The Florida House Inn offers seventeen elegant guests rooms, a lunch restaurant specializing in Southern Cooking, a full bar known as the Mermaid Bar, and is available for weddings, special events, and conferences. For more information, call (904) 491-3322.

VISITORS ENJOY FREE NIGHT AT FIVE ISLAND HOTELS Five Amelia Island accommodators have created a Buy One, Get One (BOGO) offer available through August of 2012. Guests who book a Sunday night stay at any of the five participating properties will receive a Monday night stay for free. Guests can spend the extra day and night enjoying the island’s wide variety of natural attractions and amenities, including upscale spas, five-star dining, beaches, and limitless outdoor adventure. It’s a wonderful opportunity for vacationers, as well as locals who are craving a fun “staycation.” Restrictions may apply, so please check with individual properties for terms and conditions before booking. Contact individual properties by phone to book this offer. The BOGO offer is available at the following Amelia Island hotels: Amelia Hotel at the Beach (www.ameliahotel.com, (877) 2635428); Days Inn & Suites at the Beach (www.ameliaislandbeachhotel.com, (904) 2772300); Hampton Inn at Fernandina Beach (www.ameliaislandhamptoninn.com, (800) 426-7866); Harbor Front Hampton Inn & Suites (www.hamptoninnameliaisland. com; (800) 426-7866); and Seaside Amelia Inn (www.seasideameliainn.com, (904) 206-5300). Additional information is available at www.ameliaisland.com/BOGO.

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here is much to say about a man who has lived the life that William Maurer has. After earning a Master’s degree from Harvard, Maurer was off to Paris as a young man, to the Ecole des Beaux Arts, then to New York, back to Europe, and Morocco. At present, Maurer is working on a new book, a retrospective of his earlier works in Europe. After spending many years painting on the sidewalks of Paris, Honfleur, Cannes, and Provence, this book showcases a side of the William Maurer that many people don’t know about yet. The artist still visits France every year, where he draws much of his inspiration. His watercolors are rendered in the style of La Belle Époque, the period of turn-of-the-century French Impressionism. His watercolors celebrate the joy and passion for beauty that this period brought to the arts. Locally, Maurer is well-known for his Amelia Island watercolors, depicting the town of Fernandina Beach, with its quaint streets, harbor, and shrimp boats. In fact, the artist’s Shrimp Festival poster

design was selected by a jury in 2009 to represent the community’s best-known event. He has also been applauded for his coffee table book, Sketches of Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach: The Mark of William Maurer. Maurer operated his own architectural offices in Morocco during the 1970s, and he has always enjoyed painting as an extension of the architectural experience. Looking upon Maurer’s beautifully rendered paintings and his expert use of clean, subtle color, along with the precise appointment of his brush, it is no surprise to learn that he was an accomplished architect. William Maurer’s paintings, of both local and international scenes, are available for private showings and by appointment. He works with his wife, Kathleen Maurer, also an artist, and the couple enjoys painting together in their home gallery. They also offer workshops for beginning through experienced artists. For more information about their gallery and Maurer’s forthcoming book, call (904) 261-8276.

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HUNT’S ART & ARTIFACT GALLERY 361 Centre St. • 261-8225 ISLAND ART ASSOCIATION COOPERATIVE GALLERY 18 North 2nd St. • 261-7020 LA TORRE’S GALLERY & GIFTS 206 Centre Street • 261-0444 MEAD’S FRAMERY & TROPHY Corner of A1A & Hwy 17 • 225-2195 THE PLANTATION SHOP 4828 First Coast Hwy • 261-2030 TRAILER PARK COLLECTIBLES 702 Centre Street • 491-4461 TRISH’S SLIGHTLY OFF CENTRE 218C Ash St. • 277-1147 WATERWHEEL GALLERY 819 South 8th Street • 261-2535

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Amelia Hotel at the Beach

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L to R, Owners Richard D. Germano, Holly Germano Wohlfarth, Christina Germano, and Richard R. Germano (not pictured Heidi Germano)

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usan and David James are the husband-and-wife team behind The Pineapple Patch, a women’s and children’s clothing boutique that has been a part of the downtown scene for the past 12 years. The couple lived in Atlanta for many years, where David had a 16-year career working for an antique furniture company based in North Carolina. Later, David and Susan, along with sons David and Will, lived on Sanibel Island and owned a jewelry company, specializing in jewelry made of shipwreck artifacts. Susan also had experience working in a women’s specialty boutique. When they decided to open their own women’s and children’s store, they could think of no better place than Fernandina Beach. “Fernandina was the perfect place to raise our children and start a business,” says Susan. “Having grown up in St. Marys, Ga., I had fond memories of Fernandina. We also wanted to move to the area to be closer to family.” Son David is now working at Atkins Global, an engineering firm in Ft. Lauderdale, and Will is a sophomore at Florida State. The Pineapple Patch carries the latest apparel for women and children, including Fresh Produce Sportswear, CMC, Cutloose, Vera Bradley, and other apparel groups chosen especially by Susan and David. “We are dedicated to providing our customers with one-of-a-kind clothing lines des igned to create a spirit of relaxation and comfort,” says Susan. The Pineapple Patch is located at 201 Centre Street in the Historic Downtown. For more information, stop by the store or call (904) 321-2441.

he Germano family are the proud owners of Amelia Hotel at the Beach, The Crab Trap Restaurant, and Amelia Dream Cars. Originally from Waycross, Georgia, Richard Germano moved to Amelia in the early ‘90’s. Daughter Holly Germano is now the General Manager of this delightful 86-room hotel, located just across the street from the beach. In addition to the comfortable oceanside balcony rooms, the hotel also has the Terrace Suite, where guests can relax in the jacuzzi tub, or enjoy a glass of bubbly next to the fireplace in their own private lounge. The suite also has a large wet bar and two 52-inch flatpanel televisions. The hotel has undergone some changes over the past few years, including the addition of the Lobby Lounge, which offers full bar service. “We’re proud to run an independent hotel,” says Holly. “We have found that for our guests it’s the little things that matter—a clean room, loaning them beach towels and chairs at no cost, and interacting with their children.” Besides the proximity to the beach, the hotel offers all white pillow-topped beds, a Hot & Healthy Breakfast Bar, and free Wifi access to all guests. Amelia Hotel at the Beach is also a favorite spot for wedding parties, reunions, and corporate meetings, as well as individual travelers. “We still provide old-fashioned hospitality,” says Holly. “Our guests feel welcome, because they are. They see that we love what we do, and it shows every day.” To learn more about the hotel, visit www.ameliahotel.com.

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beach combing

Turtle Watch on Centre Amelia’s Fine Jewelry, 317 Centre Street, (904) 277-0665, carries a brilliant collection of sea life jewelry by award-winning designer Denny Wong, like this two-tone hatchling turtle pendant in 14K gold with diamond eyes and moveable head and flippers ($1,770). www.ameliasfinejewelry.com.

Essential Swim and Sport Heron’s, located in the Palmetto Walk Shopping Center, (904) 2613636, offers a wide selection of swimwear and sportswear for women and men by Nautica, Ralph Lauren, Athena, Tommy Bahama, and many more, like the Hazy Days half-sleeve tee ($39) and the Nautical Rope Park Avenue peddle pusher ($49), both from Fresh Produce.

Vision of Fashion Sun Gallery has an amazing variety of sunglasses—with over 1,000 sunglasses in stock—and they can now fill your eyewear prescription, too! They have the latest in fashion and surf glasses, like these, from top: Polo by Ralph Lauren ($207); Wiki Wiki by Maui Jim ($279); and Ray Ban 5150 ($139). Many models Rx-able. Sun Gallery, (904) 261-5955, is located on Sadler Road next to Starbucks.

Hawaiian Design Performance, comfort, and longevity are the hallmark of OluKai, which has a full range of leather and sport sandals, shoes, and slippers. A Hawaiian brand, ‘Olu’ means ‘comfort’, Kai is ‘ocean’—that says it all! Prices start at $65. Find these, and all of your summer gear, at Driftwood Surf Shop, 31 S. Fletcher Ave., (904) 321-2188. 27 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE • JULY 2012

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“Salt can be a revelation…. no food is more potent, more nutritionally essential, more universal, or more ancient.” ~ From Salted by Mark Bitterman.

the

essence

of life

Rediscovering the rich and varied uses of salt at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island BY DICKIE ANDERSON PHOTO COURTESY OF THE RITZ-CARLTON, AMELIA ISLAND

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ince the dawn of recorded history, salt has been an integral part of human civilization. Culture after culture placed great importance on salt, recognizing its impact on people’s daily lives. Caravans plied the ancient desert trade routes trading salt in the same way they traded gold. In fact, the word “salary” itself was derived from the Roman word for salt, because Roman soldiers were paid partly in salt. To visit The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is to discover anew this ancient essence of life and nutrition. You will find it in The Ritz-Carlton Spa, which uses salts in its body healing and soothing treatments. You will find it in the hotel’s Salt Shop, which offers over forty varieties of gourmet natural and infused salts from all over the world. And, most delectably, you will find it in the award-winning restaurant that is renowned for its masterful use of this essential ingredient—and from which it takes its name—Salt. Why Salt? The Chef de Cuisine of Salt, Rick Laughlin, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, Scottsdale, Arizona, describes a brainstorming session that resulted in the island hotel’s commitment to the salt theme. The team capitalized on the restaurant’s oceanfront location and the importance of salt in gourmet cooking. Chef Rick’s innovative ideas and techniques —taking natural salts from all over the world and skillfully coupling them with the finest of seasonal ingredients—has made Salt a unique dining experience. A display of the ever-changing collection of salts greets diners as they enter the seaside restaurant. Harvested in every corner of the world—from Hawaii to Greece, from Sicily to Australia—the salts offer a tremendous variety in color, crystal structure, flavor, and coarseness. Finishing salts, artfully displayed at each table, offer the diner a chance to play chef and experiment with the subtle seasonings. Salt is also incorporated into many of the services offered by The Ritz-Carlton Spa. Utilizing Himalayan salts, world-

renowned as one of the purest, most natural, and cleanest salts, clients can experience a luxurious foot massage, or try the Himalayan Salt Stone Massage. Another Spa treatment combines salts with locally produced propolis honey. This treatment cleanses, detoxifies, and improves the skin’s elasticity, all using nutrients from the earth. Besides the selection of international salts, The Salt Shop offers many salts created in the kitchens of The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, including those infused with flavors as diverse as chocolate, black olive, and lavender. Interesting salt-related products, including caramels made with salt and candleholders made from milky pink Himalayan salt, are also available. Open to the public, an informal class offered each afternoon at four o’clock provides a brief history of salt, an overview of the variety of salts, and samples served on warm pastry rolls with unsalted butter. Salt remains one of life’s essential elements. In addition to the ocean at its doorstep, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island has integrated the healing qualities of salt into its elegant oceanside spa and its awarding-winning dining experience at Salt to create a truly rejuvenating experience.

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JULY Weather Avg. High 90 degrees Avg. Low 75 degrees Avg. Precip 5.80 inches

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Kids of all ages will enjoy the magical talents of Mr. G! Show starts at 7pm and is free nd open to the public. For more information, call (904) 261-6161.

Come find farm-direct fruits and vegetables, organic products, specialty foods, gourmet baked goods, specialty plants and more. 9am – 1pm. For more info, visit fernandinafarmersmarket.com.

JULY 4

JULY 7

Fernandina Farmers’ Market

4th Annual Independence 5K Start and finish at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation’s Racquet Park parking lot, located next to The Verandah Restaurant, and meander through the beautiful, tree-canopied resort, located at 6800 First Coast Highway.Race, Run or Walk - participant’s choice. The 5K will begin at 8am, and the 1M Youth Fun Run will begin at 9am. Awards will be given out to the top 3 male and female winners in each age category. For more information, call (904) 277-5193.

JULY 4

Red, White and The Deep Blue Celebration Celebrate Independence Day with a lavish, All-American Barbecue. Fun and games for the whole family. Live music by Yankee Slickers country rock band. Fireworks display begins at 9:15 p.m. Adults, $85 per adult, $25 per child plus tax. Price includes barbeque, draft beer, soft drinks and service charge. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. For more information, call (904) 277-1100.

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Amelia Island Lighthouse Tours Guided tours of the lighthouse are held the first and third Wednesdays of every month at 10am. 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 Recreation Department at (904) 277-7350.

JULY 5, 12, 19, 26

Open Mic night at The Florida House Inn All local musicians are invited to show their talents at Open Mic Night from 7:30pm – 10pm. All ages are welcome to perform or just sit back and enjoy the sounds of our local musicians. Event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (904) 412-7665.

JULY 6

Sounds on Centre The Historic Fernandina Business Association proudly presents Sounds on Centre, a free community concert held the first Friday of each month (March – October) in historic downtown Fernandina Beach. Taking place on Centre Street between Second and Front streets from 6 to 8pm, each free concert is another chance for friends to bring their chairs and their dancing shoes to enjoy a wide variety of local bands. For more information, call (904) 277-0717.

JULY 4

Stars & Stripes Freedom Festival Celebrate Independence Day with your family and join your neighbors and friends in Central Park from 10am - 2pm. A Touch-ATruck Public Safety display will include Law Enforcement Vehicles, Fire Apparatus, Muscle cars, and various other vehicles. Visitors can meet some of the personnel who protect, serve and work in our community. Other activities include a Parent-Child Look-A-Like Contest, an All American Apple Pie Contest, Fun for the Kids playground, arts and crafts show, food, vendors and more. A parade down Centre Street in Downtown Fernandina will begin at 7pm, with the fireworks starting around 9:30pm. For more information, call (904) 261-3248.

JULY 7

Candlelight Viewing Self guided viewing of Fort Clinch that takes place after sundown. This events takes place Saturday evenings every First Weekend of each month except December. Park entrance fee plus $3 per person Fort admission. For more information, call (904) 277-7274.

JULY 7, 14, 21, 28

Children’s Art Classes Age appropriate children’s art classes (drawing and painting) held at the Island Art Association in downtown Fernandina from 10am - 11am; 11:15am - 12:15pm; 1pm - 2pm. Classes are free but please call to register. (904) 261-7020.

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Living history interpreters recreate life at Fort Clinch during the War between the States. Activities may include powder artillery demonstrations, medical demonstrations and soldier drills. Saturday events are held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Sunday events are offered from 9 a.m. until noon. For more information, call (904) 277-7274.

JULY 12

Buy-Gones Art Show Reception & Communities In Schools Fundraiser A celebration of the Life and Designs of Josephine Baker by artist Jose Garcia will be held at Buy-Gones located at 1014 South 7th Street from 5-8 pm. A silent auction including paintings by Marlene Deutcher & Garcia will be conducted to benefit Communities In Schools of Nassau County. For more information, please call (904) 701.9983.

JULY 12

Women, Wealth & Wine 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 to the questions you haven’t thought of yet. Financial answers and ideas over a glass of wine. Begins at 5:30pm. For more information, call (904) 305-2608.

JULY 14

Second Saturday Artrageous Artwalk A free event on the second Saturday each month in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach from 5:30 – 8:30pm. Thirteen participating galleries offer a diverse selection of art. For information, call (800) 226-3542, or visit ameliaisland.com.

JULY 20

Third on 3rd The Amelia Island Museum of History offers a presentation on the third Friday of the month. The presentations are on a variety of different topics, but each relate to the history of the island. The event takes place in Baker Hall in the museum. Cost is $5 per person (free for members). For more information, call (904) 277-0717 or visit www.ameliamuseum.org. To have your event featured here, email all of the information to calendar@ameliaislander.com.

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Barbara Ann Scott and

Tom King BY DICKIE ANDERSON PHOTO BY DAVID BURGHARDT, ISLAND PHOTOGRAPHY

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hen spotted at local restaurants, Barbara Ann Scott and Tom King tend to turn heads. This handsome couple has an enthusiasm for life and for the people around them that is contagious. In fact, they could be ambassadors for Florida’s most northern barrier island, which has been their permanent home for more than 15 years. Their generous donations to their church and many other worthwhile causes on the island have made a big difference in this community. Indeed, a new building adjacent to the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Amelia Park will soon be named the Scott King Pavilion. Whether in the world of competitive sports or the world of business, the pair have enjoyed great success. To say Barbara Scott King is legend is no exaggeration. At 11, she won the Canadian Junior Championship and, two years later, she became the first female skater to land a double Lutz in competition. She surprised the world by winning the 1947 world championship, succeeding the great Norwegian star, Sonja Henie. Winning the 1947 European and World Championships, she was the first lady to bring these titles back to North America, representing Canada. She went on to win the Olympic gold medal at the 1948 St. Moritz Olympics, and Canada had found its queen of figure skating. Scott King was awarded the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s outstanding athlete in 1945, 1947, and 1948. She has been inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, and the Canadian Figure Skating Hall of Fame. She recently donated an amazing collection of awards, costumes, trophies, and her Olympic Gold Medal to Skate Canada in Ottawa, where much of it will be on permanent display. When Barbara Ann Scott left professional skating in 1955 and married Tom King, she did not give up competition. She went on to groom, train, and show horses for 30 years. Yet, for

all she has accomplished, she is quick to move the focus to her husband of 55 years. Prior to their move to Amelia Island, King was a mover and shaker in Chicago, where he was president of the worldrenowned Mart Center, the Merchandise Mart and the Apparel Center in Chicago, as well as the Washington Design Center. Prior to his business career, he was a successful collegiate athlete, who went on to play professional basketball in the N.B.A. He later served as an officer in the Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean War. In more recent years, he has been involved in numerous corporate and philanthropic boards. He also has a passion for the game of golf and can shoot his age of 88. As if that were not enough, his musical talent is evident in his on-going passion for jazz. With good friend, Harry Goldson, he put together a group of five talented musicians and formed The Royal Chicagoans, producing numerous jazz recordings over the years. When Barbara Ann Scott and Tom King turn heads in local restaurants, there is indeed good reason. Learning of their many national and international accomplishments, as well as their local activities, people can then only shake their heads in amazement at this legendary local couple.

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snapShots AT ARIAS’S ANNUAL JSO “LET FREEDOM RING” MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT

DAVID & MARGARET MARY KROHN, WITH JANET & BILL HUGHES

ED STETZER, WITH BOB & JANET HARTIG

IRWIN & MARY ALICE SOUTHWICK

BARBARA PATTON AND GLENDA GUTHRIE

AT A JEWELRY SHOW AT INSIDEOUT HOME & GARDEN

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AT THE NASSAU HUMANE SOCIETY’S 5TH ANNUAL PARS FOR PAWS CLASSIC AT LONG POINT

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AT THE MICAH’S PLACE FUND-RAISER AND BOOK SALE AT THE ATLANTIC RECREATION CENTER

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SANDY SHAW AND FRANK MALONE

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coming up roses With so many attractive varieties, it is no wonder that roses are the most widely acclaimed of all flowering plants. BY BETTY MORRELL

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e asked for rain, and we got rain! The plants are happy, the lawns have greened up nicely, and new plants have gotten off to a wonderful start. But have you seen the dollar weeds? I have such a luscious green bed of dollar weeds, and I can’t get rid of them. I didn’t have them before the rains, but they spread like wildfire afterward. Fortunately, because the ground is soft from all the rain, the weeds come out rather easily. Roses have a strong gravitational pull for garden lovers. Hybrid teas, grandifloras, floribundas, English roses, climbing, groundcover, hedge, miniature, antique, and tree—there are so many wonderful roses! How about desert rose, Panama rose, althea-rose of Sharon, or New Zealand tea rose? The Panama rose (Rondeletia leucophyllia) is not seen in many local gardens, probably because it is a tropical plant and prone to dying to the ground in a hard freeze. It will come right back when the weather warms up, however, so it is indeed a good choice for our area. This pretty shrub has clusters of starshaped pink flowers that bloom in the

TIP O F T HE M O N T H Desert rose is not difficult to grow well, provided it gets enough sunlight and warmth. Like all succulents, it cannot tolerate sitting in water. If you err, do it on the side of too little water. Use a specialized soil mix designed for succulents and cacti.

cold months as well as in the summer. Its flowers, which resemble those of the penta family, attract butterflies when little else is in bloom. It likes the sun, is salttolerant, and is a very attractive plant. The desert rose (Adenlium obesum) is a striking succulent plant (not actually a rose) with swollen succulent stems and deep red trumpet-shaped flowers. The plant is deciduous in cooler winters, but can be kept in leaf, provided there is sufficient warmth and light water. I take mine into the house for the winter, and it has bloomed for the five years that I have had it. It makes a wonderful patio potted plant or an indoor plant in a sunny window. Water this plant during the summer and spring months, reduce in the winter, but keep enough water going to retain its leaves.

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New Zealand tea rose (Leptospermum scoparium; also called tea tree) is another wonderful choice. For six months, this shrub nearly covers itself with flowers. For a long bloom season, few shrubs can beat the New Zealand tea rose. In mild coastal areas, it blooms six to seven months a year, and is salttolerant. Up close, the flowers resemble miniature wild roses, with delicate petals and a cupped center of pollen-tipped anthers. From a distance, they bloom in such profusion that the bush becomes a mass of pink, rose, or dark red. Growing them is easy; steady moisture is the key to success. Amend the soil as needed, or plant on a slope or in a raised bed to provide good drainage. Full sun gives the best blooms. When most plants get hit hard by a frost, this plant keep plugging along, flowering through it all. When planting, choose a site with ample space. It grows slowly for the first few years, after which it usually takes off to reach 15 feet in height. If you have a question about roses or any other plant, you can e-mail me at bamorrell@aol.com. Until next time, Happy Gardening!

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inspiration by the Marsh BY KAREN MILLER PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID BURGHARDT, ISLAND PHOTOGRAPHY

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In the living area, the sectional sofa creates an intimate setting from which to enjoy the expansive view. A painting above the fireplace mirrors life in the marsh.

ike many Amelia Island residents, Mary Pardue came to the island to vacation in a warm climate, but soon found that the island beckoned her for more than just the occasional vacation. She purchased a condominium at Amelia Island Plantation, and Amelia quickly became her full-time residence. What drew her to this particular home was the proximity to the marsh, and the panoramic views. “My home is in the marsh,” says Mary, “not just on the marsh.” Indeed, the back deck overlooks the wetlands in such a way that a person can actually feel as if they were part of the landscape.

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When Mary purchased the home in 1995, it had already been renovated once. Built in the 1970s, the original home included a swimming pool area. In the 1995 renovation, the homeowners removed the pool to make room for a spacious dining room, and updated the kitchen, the master bedroom, and the floor-toceiling windows. The 1,400-squarefoot dwelling was fine for a while, but Mary decided to increase the space by adding a second story. She enlisted the help of Renea and Randy Rice of Rice Architect, LLC, who were excited to tackle the redo of the building.

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“The original units were designed by a Chicago architect,” explains Rice. The Rices liked the lines of the condo and the drama of the space, with its dueling angles— and they used that as their inspiration. “The original architecture took a modernist approach,” says Randy Rice. “It was captivating! Our modifications strove to highlight the original angularity of the space, while bringing these architectural elements into a new light.” And light is what this condo is all about. In fact, Mary affectionately calls her home the “lighthouse” because no matter what time of day, the home is cheery, bright, and open. There are no window treatments, as the views from all the windows speak for themselves. The architects kept the same feel of the home when they added the upstairs, by continuing to reinforce the shifted grid with an open staircase and larger foyer. Anytime a home is renovated during a new era of design, it can be challenging. “We tried to hold true to its original simplicity,” explains Rice. “The challenge was getting the outside in, and I think we accomplished that. When you

Above: Consistent with the angularity of the original architectural design, the dropped soffit between the dining room and living room creates a dramatic space. Inset top: A cozy entry opens surprisingly to the fabulous view of the marsh. The open foyer and staircase, with its dynamic series of angles, reinforce the shifted grid of the original home design. 44 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE • JULY 2012

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Right: Forgoing window treatments brings the outdoors in, especially in the bedroom, where a peaceful palette understudies the natural scene and creates an inspirational getaway for any time of day. Below: Aqua accents combine with modern translucent furnishings to create an exquisite dining area. The round centerpiece table doubles as a dining table for small dinner parties.

walk through the door, it’s a surprise. In fact, the foyer and staircase are my favorite places in the house.” “Randy and Renea were fabulous to work with,” says Mary, who enjoyed working with both Rices. “They were able to offer both male and female aspects to the home’s design.” She goes on to note how much she loved Randy’s idea for a dropped soffit between the dining room and living room. “It creates even more drama in the space,” she says. Mary enjoys entertaining both small and large groups of friends, and she soon discovered that, with the open space, it works perfectly for gatherings of nearly any size. “Everything that Randy and Renea did added to the flow of the rooms.” Mary explains. She also has family members who visit as

frequently as possible, so the three bedrooms and three baths come in handy, especially during the holidays. Mary also loves art and literature, which is apparent in her choices of paintings, furniture, and bookcases, as well as in her ability to pull it all together with flair. She is a writer herself, dabbling in poetry and short stories, and gets much of her creativity from her home on the marsh. “I’m very emotional about this house,” she says. “There’s something almost mystical about it—in the way the marsh changes day to day, the birds I see, everything about this home. These rooms envelop you here. The peace, the serenity, it’s very inspiring.” From the ideal location to the ideal design to maximize it, Mary Pardue has found her perfect Amelia Island inspiration.

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This oceanfront favorite has been welcoming happy residents and visitors to Amelia for five generations. BY KAREN MILLER • PHOTO BY WILLIAM RASER

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ome restaurants have real staying power because of their rich history and fabulous food, and Sliders Seaside Grill is just that kind of eatery. Sliders has been a favorite dining establishment and watering hole for locals and visitors alike for years. Recently, the restaurant has undergone a number of major renovations. I took my friend, Rumsey, to Sliders one afternoon to celebrate his birthday, and as usual, our meal was memorable and fun. Rumsey and I like to eat outside near their Tiki Bar, which features live music every evening. I like the fact that no matter how warm it is, there is always a pleasant ocean breeze and plenty of people-watching to do. Sliders has great bar drinks, and that’s always a fun beginning to a meal. Our server, Crystal, suggested that I try the Jamaican Ten Speed, a rum drink with plenty of secret ingredients and a tropical tang that had hints of coconut and banana. While we sipped our drinks, we decided to sample several of Sliders’ best offerings, and Chef Don Fagen and Sous Chef Steve Flannery made up a platter of their specialties to try. Rumsey and I love shrimp & grits, and it’s interesting that every restaurant has their own spin on this Southern favorite.

Slider’s is made with local, Creole-spiced shrimp, with red eye gravy, smoked sausage, and good, coarsely ground white grits. Highly seasoned and spicy, this dish was rich and satisfying. We then tasted Sliders famous crab cakes, which are chock full of lump crab meat and topped with an olive and tomato confetti. It was a terrific condiment and very unique! There was also some grilled asparagus on the plate and that was a lovely surprise—normally you don’t find fresh vegetables on seafood platters, nor so artfully prepared. We also sampled Sliders Punch, a concoction of rum, vodka, tequila, fruit juices, and grenadine that really packs a punch! Our favorite Sliders offering, however, has to be their fried shrimp, always perfectly cooked, with a very light batter, crispy on the outside and moist within. I also like that Sliders always gives you plenty of cocktail sauce, remoulade sauce, and lemons to go with their seafood dishes. Sliders also has a nice selection of beer and wines, and so with the last portion of our dinner we enjoyed a glass of Sam Adams Lager and Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc. Our dessert was strawberry shortcake, made with homemade shortcake “biscuits” and Florida Plant City strawberries, a sweet ending to an enjoyable birthday dinner. The restaurant’s recent renovations were thoughtfully done, with special attention paid to color scheme, privacy, beach views, and ease of access. A full “Breakers Bar” has been installed upstairs, along with a large banquet hall that has moveable partitions to accommodate any number of persons, up to 125. There is a large outside porch that faces the ocean, and the view is spectacular. There is also a smaller porch area on the other side of the building, a buffet room with serving tables, and there is also live music upstairs seven nights a week. The building and location are rich in history. In fact, Sliders fabulous local seafood and friendly, beachy atmosphere have been enjoyed by five generations of satisfied guests!

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dining out

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ambiance, fantastic food, an extensive wine list and reasonable prices. The menu can best be described as traditional world cuisine with modern, whimsical twist, where award-winning executive chef and owner Scotty Schwartz paints a playground for the palette. Choose from entrees including: lobster corn dogs with spicy horseradish ketchup spiked with ketel one vodka, seared scallops on green tea smoked thai curry nage topped with crispy calamari straws, and sweet tea brined smithfield farm pork chop on macaroni gratin with warm blackberry preserves. 29 South also features grilled pizzas, sandwiches, and nightly specials. 29 South Third Street, Historic Downtown, (904) 277-7919, www.29southrestaurant.com. 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. The Beach Club At Amelia ~ Experience one of a kind ocean views while you dine! The Beach Club At Amelia is centrally located near the roundabout at 2080 S. Fletcher Avenue, within walking distance of multiple hotels and only steps to the beach. Inviting decor, scenic views, ample menu selections and a full liquor bar are just a few of the reasons to patronize this beautiful establishment! Tuesday-Thursday 11am to 3pm; 5:30pm-9pm, Friday and Saturday 11am to 9pm, Sunday 11am to 7pm. (The bar remains open each day after the kitchen closes, until the fun ends!). (904) 4328978 or (904) 881-0131. Beech Street Grill ~ This restaurant has won awards for its wine list and has been selected often as one of the 25 best restaurants in the area. It features an outstanding seafood selection

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including seared tuna, herb roasted sea bass and swordfish piccata prepared in New American style. 277-3662. 801 Beech Street. Open seven days. D, $$$, F. Bonito Grill and Sushi ~ Bonito Grill & Sushi offers guests a unique dining experience with an “East meets West” fusion cooking style. Enjoy miso-rubbed Chilean Sea Bass, black bean & garlic Maine lobster, hoisin citrus glazed salmon, or one of our chef’s daily fusion specials. Dine in the casual sushi bar area, or for a more elegant evening, select from our extensive wine list and indulge in the experience of our warm, contemporary dining room. Monday through Saturday, join us for lunch, and try Bonito’s popular Bento lunch box. Our full bar, eclectic menu, and unique atmosphere will provide a new twist to your normal lunch or dinner routine. 614 Centre St. 261-0508. www.bonitogrillandsushi.com Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, Sat. 12:00-2:30pm, Dinner: 7 days, 5:30-9:30pm V/MC/AE. Brett’s Waterway Cafe ~ The only restaurant on the island where you can dine overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, Brett’s offers a wide choice of seafood, chicken and beef with daily specials both at lunch and dinner. The view of the water, the impeccable service and the refined ambiance will enhance your dining pleasure. The large rectangular bar overlooking the Fernandina Harbor Marina is a pleasant place to enjoy a drink. Open seven days. At the marina on Front Street. 261-2660. Open 7 days, Mon-Sat L, D, $$$, F. 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. Tasty nightly fresh fish specials, theme nights (Tue: Trivia with Angie. Prizes each night.), and live music in the patio most Friday and Saturday nights. Kid friendly. Vegetarian items on the menu. Open: 11am–9pm Tue thru Sat; Sunday 11am–8pm 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 lowlunch average $10 pp; dinner $20 pp (generous portions). Le Clos ~ Located in Fernandina’s Historic District, Le Clos serves delicious Provençal dishes, by candlelight and music, in a charming, intimate, 1906 cottage. Patio garden seating available, weather permitting. Eclectic wine list. Monday-Saturday 5:30-9:00 PM. Reservations recommended. 30 South Second Street. (904)261.8100. www.leclos.com. D, $$$, B/W. Crab Trap ~ Nautical decor and friendly service makes for a casual, relaxing atmosphere. Dinner daily offers seafood—fried, grilled, broiled, or blackened—as well as steaks, chicken and oysters year round. Entrees $8.95 - $18.95. Call for seasonal hours. Beer, wine, and cocktails. Family owned and operated since 1979. 31 N 2nd Street, 261-4749. $$$ V/MC/D. España ~ Featuring Old World cuisine from Portugal and Spain, España offers an intriguing menu in a comfortably elegant atmosphere in

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dining out 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. 261-7700. 22 South 4th Street. $$$, L, D, B/W. Espressos Cafe ~ Food offerings at Espressos are simple and light, refined over many years by discriminating palates and freshly prepared in the best Tuscan tradition. Enjoy Old-World wines from the star vineyards of Europe and coffees and teas chosen from the finest estates in the world. Espressos boasts an elegant ambience that mirrors Europe’s finest bistros and cafés. Located in Gateway to Amelia. Open Mon. to Wed., 8 a.m to 5 p.m; Thurs. to Sat., from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Available for private events at other times. (904) 491-9800. Major credit cards. B,L,D. $$ Florida House Inn ~ Enjoy Southern cooking at its best. Chef Susannah Sands makes everything on the menu from scratch. Menu includes southern style home cooking as well as Southern Bistro salads, sandwiches, soups and daily specials. The Florida House Inn is located just off Centre Street in the historic district of Fernandina Beach. The inn is the oldest surviving hotel in the state of Florida and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Lunch: Wed. – Sun. 11:30am 2:30pm. Mermaid Bar: Open Wed. – Sun. Drink specials nightly. 23 South Third Street, 904491-3322. L, $$, F

Le Clos serves dinner nightly by candlelight in a charming 1906 cottage. Eclectic wine menu. Reservations recommended.

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Gennaro’s Ristorante Italiano and Pizzaria ~

Authentic Italian cuisine at its finest. Start with our Antipasto or our mussels with white wine or marinara sauce. Accent with luscious wine from our extensive selection. Try our signature dishes, such as Chicken Marsala, Veal Cacciatore with fresh mushrooms, Shrimp Fra’ Diavolo or Veal Piccata with lemon, butter, capers and white wine sauce. Specialty pizzas include Margharita, Chicken Florentine, and Shrimp Feast. 5472 First Coast Hwy (between Summer Beach check-in and Omni AIP), (904) 261-9400 and (904) 491-1999, Mon-Sun 4:00 - 9:30pm. Reservations recommended. Major credit cards. Outdoor dining and private room for large parties. Beer and wine. Gourmet Gourmet ~ Gourmet Gourmet is located between The Ritz-Carlton and AIP at the historical American Beach entrance, on the corner of Lewis Street and A1A. In addition to our fabulous selections of baked goods, appetizers, salads, & entrées to go, we also serve gourmet coffees/cappuccino/espresso with continental breakfast items, brunch, and lunch everyday. A bistro-style dinner menu is served Wed-Sat 5-9pm. AE/MC/ V/DISC 261-8973. Sun-Tues 9am-6pm; Wed-Sat 9am-Seasonal. $$, B,L,D. Hoyt House ~ Enjoy an Authentic English Tea Experience at The Hoyt House Bed & Breakfast. Our menu has fresh Scones and Crumpets made about one hour before you arrive and are usually still warm. A perfect balance of sweet and savory with three different Silver tray platters to choose from.Our signature Tea Sandwiches of Spiced

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Lunch - Tue. – Fri. 11:30am - 2:30pm Sat. & Sun. 11:30am - 3pm Southern Bistro Fare Mermaid Bar Open Wed. – Sun. 5 - 10pm Drink Specials Nightly 22 SOUTH THIRD STREET 904-491-3322 WWW.FLORIDAHOUSEINN.COM

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~ Flavors to Savor ~ Breakfast ~ Lunch ~ Dinner 321-1444 708 Centre Street • Downtown Fernandina Beach

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Egg, Tarragon Chicken and the classic Cucumber are sure to please. For a different experience we also have a tray of English Cheeses and Truffle Pate. Open daily Wednesday through Sunday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm and private parties of six or more on Monday & Tuesday. Trays range from $11.95 - $39.95. Full libations offered including Bellini Cocktail, Mimosa & Bloody Mary’s to complete your experience. Reservations are required. 904-277-4300.Our menu is on-line at www.hoythouse.com. Located at 804 Atlantic Avenue on the corner of Center & 8th Avenue in the Historic District. Jack & Diane’s ~ Jack & Diane’s remains the love of the locals for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Come explore “A world of Taste all in one Place” as it is affectionately known by guests from every corner of the globe. At the crossroads of comfort and quest, you will find each dish combines homespun recipes with global influences offering new discoveries in their signature concept of “adventurous dining”. The extensive five page menu presents such a great variety that they created a $5 tasting menu, so you can explore all your cravings at once. This cozy bistro nestled in a historic home circa 1862 offers a fun-loving, unique dining experience in what is now an artists’ sanctuary. Your senses will be filled with sights, sounds and tastes from the world over in this little island gem. Tastes that echo both tradition and adventure, it’s the memories a happy life are made of. www.jackanddianescafe.com Joe’s 2nd Street Bistro ~ Located in historic downtown Fernandina, Joe’s 2nd Street Bistro serves innovative cuisine in a relaxed, island atmosphere. Enjoy fresh seafood, game, and specialty dishes in a charming 1903 home, or outside in a New Orleans-inspired courtyard. Jacksonville Magazine Top 25. Extensive wine list available. Reservations recommended. Major credit cards. 321-2558. Open seven days. D, $$$. Kelley’s Courtyard Café ~ The newest addition to Fernandina Beach’s eclectic blend of restaurants. This family friendly Café offers homemade soups, salads and sandwiches in a warm and welcoming courtyard in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach. On and Off site catering available. Please come and join us at Kelley’s we’re at 19 S. 3rd Street Fernandina Beach. (904) 432-8213 Lulu’s at the Thompson House ~ Lulu’s is more than just a sandwich shop! The dinner menu changes nightly to showcase the best available fresh, local seafood. Lunch features sandwiches, po’ boys, salads, and a wide selection of seafood “little plates.” Open for lunch and dinner Tues - Sat. Sunday Brunch from 10:30am - 3pm. Beer and wine available. Major credit cards. Reservations recommended. 11 South 7th Street. Historic Downtown Fernandina. www. lulusamelia.com. (904) 432-8394. Marker 13 Bar & Grille ~ Enjoy delicious seafood and a variety of hamburgers with a unique and picturesque view. Watch boats come in go in the busy bridge side marina. Toast a beautiful sunset as you sip from a wide variety of beers and wines. Casual and fun for the entire family. Kids menu available. Tuesday through Saturday 11AM-10PM Sunday 11AM – 7PM. Located at the Amelia Island Yacht Basin by the A1A bridge. 277-9619.

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The Mustard Seed Cafe ~ Located inside Nassau

Health Foods, The Mustard Seed is Amelia Island’s only organic eatery and juice bar, with an extensive, eclectic menu featuring vegetarian and vegan items. Daily specials include local seafood, free range chicken and fresh organic produce. Salads, wraps, sandwiches, and soups are available —all prepared with Stephanie Christopher’s impeccable style. Popular items are chicken or veggie quesadillas, grilled mahi or salmon over mixed greens and tuna melt with Swiss cheese and tomato. Open for breakfast and lunch, 8 am - 3pm. Mon -Sat. NassauHealthFoods.net 833 T.J. Courson Rd. (904) 277-3141 Old South Yankee Gourmet Grocery Store ~

Whether you’re headed out to the beach or on your lunch break, Old South Yankee offers a variety of sandwiches including Cubans, Spicy Chicken Salad, The Best BLTs and many more. We have homemade soup every day, salad specials, and lunches are served with cole slaw, pickles and sweet or unsweet tea. And while you’re waiting, enjoy samples of Old South Yankee gourmet dips and spreads, blueberry lemonade, and awardwinning pies. If you’re planning a party, pick up a catering menu or make an appointment by calling (904) 277-5609. Located at 1667 South 8th Street, across from the Island Carwash. PLAE ~ PLAE (People Laughing and Eating) features a brilliant and seductive atmosphere that accompanies an incomparable menu. Both the menu and the lounge are classic, with exciting twists and unexpected elements that tantalize all appetites. Make PLAE a must on your “to do” list. Located at The Spa & Shops at Amelia Island Plantation. (904) 277-2132. D, $$$, F. Sandy Bottoms ~ Casual dining, lunch and dinner menu, outside beach bar, tables and chairs in the sand on the beach, live entertainment almost every night, feet from the ocean. We offer seafood, sandwiches, salads, and home made pizzas. Full bar inside and outside. Sliders Seaside Grill ~ The Caribbean on Amelia Island! Slider’s offers fun dining for the whole family! Exotic seafood and steaks served to order are the specials of the house. Enjoy a beautiful oceanfront view inside, or on the patio, located steps from the beach. Open daily for lunch and dinner. 1998 S. Fletcher Ave. at Sadler Rd. (next to the roundabout). 277-6652. L, D, $$, F. The Surf ~ Dine indoors or out on our huge, sun-drenched deck with views of the ocean across the street. The extensive menu features delicious seafood, steaks, burgers, wraps, salads and Boar’s Head sandwiches. Daily specials include our famous all-you-can-eat wings (Wed. night) and lobster special all day Sunday. Casual, fun atmosphere. Takeout available. Open daily from 11am. 29 TVs throughout. WIFI available. Full service bar. Entertainment every night and weekend afternoons. 3199 S. Fletcher Ave. 261-5711. L, D, $$, F.

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Native landscaping and a grand approach welcomes you to this immaculate 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath Long Point golf course home. Stepping inside, you will be greeted by beautiful natural stone tiles, oversized crown molding and a cathedral ceiling above a winding staircase. With rays of sunlight streaming in, the living area includes a built-in desk with shelving and the formal dining room features hardwood floors. Following the warm wood tones into the gourmet kitchen there are many exceptional details such as custom cabinets and granite counter tops. The kitchen is open to the adjacent family room which

has an inviting fireplace with stone surround, a casual dining area and a half bath. The master suite is also on this floor and has a large walk-in closet and outdoor access. The private bath offers quite tranquility in a spa-like atmosphere with his and her vanities, a Jacuzzi tub and a walk-in shower. Upstairs you will find two comfortable guest bedrooms with balcony access and two baths. Taking the elevator to the ground level, the spacious theater/game room provides everything you need to enjoy a good movie or sporting event. The 4 car garage and pool are accessible from this room.

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3 BR/2.5 BA home featuring a fireplace with marble surround, extensive crown molding, and has a greenbelt on one side. $555,000

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AMELIA ISLAND LISTINGS AND SALES Steps to the Beach Enjoy the unobstructed ocean views from this well-built 3 BR, 2 BA home. Wrap-around decking with front and rear access and an elevator provide easy access. The open floorplan is great for entertaining and the kitchen offers a center island and all appliances. The master suite is oceanfront and 2 additional bedrooms are at the back of the house. Also includes a large workshop and storage area. Covered parking for 3 cars. #55029 $575,000

10A AMELIA RETREAT Spectacular views from this oceanfront unit. Secluded location next to AIP. Kitchen updated with granite counter tops, & stainless appliances. Wet bar with wine cooler. Guest bath upgraded with travertine tile and modern fixtures. Split bedroom plan with magnificent balcony views. Tile through out main living areas & hardwood floors in bedrooms. $775,000

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Coastal Beauty Live the coastal dream in this comfortable home near the beach. Open floorplan with two living areas and a double sided fireplace. Spacious kitchen features granite counters and a center island, 4 bedrooms with split plan, fenced yard with swimming pool, and nice landscaping. Walking distance to the beach and centrally located on Amelia Island. #57333 $359,000

Amelia Park Once you step inside this lovely home you won’t want to leave! Rich wood floors, many windows and sliding glass doors, crown molding, center gas fireplace and a sense of open space accentuated by the beautifully landscaped courtyard. The master suite is luxurious, the kitchen has granite counters and a center island, and stone walkways and porches surround the house. #57700 $398,000

Deep Water Home on Egan’s Creek Well built, remodeled custom home with over 3,000 sq. ft. with generous rooms. Kitchen features granite counters, and center island with gas stove top. Extra large master suite overlooks creek. Living room has hardwood floors, fireplace and Peachtree sliding glass doors, which open to a deck with screened porch and hot tub. Private dock with deeded access. This is navigable water at all tides. #57701 $849,000

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This 1977 home has been completely remodeled. On over an acre with detached game room, additional detached 1 car garage with workshop and an in-ground pool. Kitchen & family room have travertine floors and the rest of the home is wood flooring. Kitchen features custom cabinetry, center island, and glass cook top stove. $369,000

6383 FERNANDINA SHORES The beach is just two blocks away from this 2 BR 1 BA first floor unit. The complex offers a pool, tennis courts and clubhouse. Boat parking is available and pets are welcome. Close enough to many dining choices, entertainment, Fort Clinch and Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach. It’s the right time to buy this condo unit at this affordable price in Amelia Island. $149,000

86031 MEADOWFIELD BLUFF RD This gorgeous home can be the perfect place for large family. This is not a short sale, but if you’re looking for a DEAL, this is it!! Original appraised value for this home on over 2 acres was $1.2mil. Owner will provide buyer with permits & full set of plans. Renovation loans available for buyer to finance the completion of this designer home on beautiful deep water Lofton Creek. $350,000


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203 Centre St. • Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 KarenWerling@TeamWerling.com • 904.556.9549 www.FindNortheastFloridaHomes.com Spectacular oceanfront estate in gated “south end” community. Exquisite 4,413 sq ft of living area with 4 bedrooms. Heated pool & spa, and gourmet kitchen. Golf & tennis amenities.

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Pre-1900 built home in Historic District. Magnificently restored for modern day living and the “charm” has been meticulously maintained. Gourmet kitchen, pine floors, 4 bedrooms, 2 car garage.

$720,000 221 N. 3RD STREET AmeliaIslandHistorical.com Luxury resort-style, maintenance free living. This beautifully furnished condo is on the 2nd floor, boasting great ocean views. Pool, tennis, Omni Resort amenities and golf are available.

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Located north and adjacent to The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. These fabulous oceanfront condominiums feature beautiful custom appointments, large square footage and membership to The Golf Club of Amelia Island. Oceanfront and golf course views are incredible! These units start at $1,150,000.



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Located on the south side of The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. These wonderful condominiums offer the perfect get-away. Competitive pricing, fabulous floor plans, beautiful views, as well as rental potential have made Ocean Place a “must have” for potential owner-investors. These units start at $459,000 and are direct oceanfront. View Virtual Tours of these and other fabulous listings on www.marcymock.com.

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FLORENCE POINT Panoramic marsh and intracoastal views await you from this spacious, open 2,600 sq. ft. home on the south end of Amelia Island. Over 100' frontage on the marsh with a wrap around deck and sitting area perferct for relaxation and entertaining. Offered at $550,000.

311 Centre Street • Amelia Island Email: amelia4sale@aol.com (904) 415-1002 - Cell • (904) 261-0347 Office Serenity in Amelia Island Plantation MLS#57461 $649,000 Oceanfront home on large lot MLS#54251 $1,375,000

ISLE DE MAI Upgrades galore in this turn key ready, like-new 4 BR home in the community of Isle de Mai. Great on island location with community pool. Versatile living plan, spacious owner suite and bath, formal dining and separate kitchen nook. On a premium lot overlooking green belt. Offered at $355,000.

Condo with sunset views in Amelia Island Plantation MLS#56834 $235,000 The Landings on Amelia River with 40’ boat slip on ICW MLS#57465 $1,089,000

HARRISON POINT Extraordinary views from this 4 BR, 3,600 sq. ft. home overlooking the marsh and Intracoastal. Beautifully landscaped half acre lot under a canopy of oaks. Two owner suites, hardwood floors, 36’ front porch and rear decks. Located in a gated community on south end of Amelia. Offered at $849,000.

Beautiful home with one acre overlooking lake MLS#57088 $249,900 Just reduced! North Hampton Golf Community MLS#56810 $249,000

NASSAU RIVER ROAD Deep Water Paradise with 100’ frontage on water and incomparable river views. New floating dock with deck and fish station. Gated entrance on 1.1 acres with completely remodeled 2,700 sq. ft. home boasting high end upgrades throughout. Offered at $590,000.

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Beautiful traditional-style home features 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, over 3,000 square feet—all on a lovely golf course lot. Spacious living room with soaring ceiling, fireplace and built-ins, formal dining room with built-in antique breakfront, totally renovated kitchen with granite countertops, cherry cabinets, and upgraded appliances including a wine cooler and dishwasher drawers. There is a study, full bath and master suite on the main level as well as a large screened porch. Upstairs are two bedrooms, large bonus room and two baths. Located on OAIP, just a short walk to the beach and OMNI Resort amenities.

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Private estate-like waterfront setting on South Amelia Island 4718 Meadowlark Lane MLS#55604 $2,695,000 Gorgeous waterfront views on nearly 1 acre high bluff lot 4935 Leeshore Lane MLS#55726 $1,895,000 Expansive views from this northernmost end unit 7201 Carlton Dunes MLS#53545 $1,400,000

106 OCEAN RIDGE DRIVE $318,000 Perfect beach getaway with fantastic lake views! Rare to the market, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home features a spacious deck and brick paver courtyard. Open floor plan and nicely sized rooms, this home is located in a quiet community offering a community pool and front lawn service. Only two blocks from the beach, this location cannot be beat! The spacious living room offers a wood burning fireplace and opens to a Florida room with built in cabinetry, window seat and fantastic lake views. The spacious kitchen can accommodate a space for dining, as well.

Luxury home with desirable open and spacious ¾oorplan 1728 Dunes Club Place MLS#57671 $1,085,000 Bright and airy courtyard home with bonus room 95168 Willet Way MLS#54845 $565,000 Single ¾oor living with room to grow upstairs 2649 South 14th Street MLS#57659 $350,000 Nearly new 2-story home just off Amelia Island 96315 Windsor Drive MLS#57706 $284,000

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Anne Barbanel = Commitment “Striving to be the best... when only the best will do!” Call Anne Today ~ 904.583.0734 www.annebarbanel.com John T. Ferreira & Son, Inc. 500 Centre Street • Amelia Island

UNIT 4 OCEAN PLACE Beautifully maintained and updated with wood floors, granite countertops in kitchen and bath. Stainless steel appliances, beautiful cabinets. Walk out back patio to beach and the Ritz Carlton. Never have to get on an elevator. Superb rental because of ground floor and the convenience to the Ritz. MLS#57202. $750,000

97105 Woodstork Lane ~ $989,000 Beautiful 4,000 sq. ft. lakefront home with 4 BR, 4.5 BA. Dramatic 2 story foyer with wood Àoors, ¿replace, and gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, surround sound, and built in TV. Outside living space with heated pool, spa, & summer kitchen all screened in and partially covered over looking 45-acre lake. One-of-a-kind details throughout this home were thoughtfully planned & executed, truly a builder’s custom home with custom cabinetry and many up grades.

96104 HANGING MOSS DRIVE This 4BR/3BA town-home boasts tile floors in living area, a fireplace, private elevator and a balcony. The large master bedroom features a second private balcony. Large great room and gourmet kitchen. Owner will include a complimentary social membership to the Golf Club of Amelia Island. MLS #56019. $299,000

Susan McEwen, REALTOR® Cell: 904-994-2505 susanmcewen@watsonrealtycorp.com

96700 GRANDE OAKS LANE High coffered ceilings and magnificent wood floors are enhanced by spectacular views. Kitchen boasts granite countertops, island cabinets with built-ins, and pull-out shelves. Kitchen opens to large, bright family room. Separate owner’s suite with large sitting area and opening to screened lanai. MLS#55939. $575,000

95214 SPRING BLOSSOM LANE Well-maintained 3BR/2BA home in the prestigious South End. The great room boasts a fireplace and opens to a large screened porch. Open dining room and gourmet kitchen makes home perfect for entertaining. Split bedroom plan offers a spacious owner’s suite. Located close to restaurants, shopping, and beach! MLS#53716. $385,000

208 OCEAN PARK Exceptional views of the Atlantic Ocean. Cushioned-back pergo and new carpets. Open floorplan with 10 ft ceilings. Community pool and spa area. Short stroll to main beach with oceanside restaurants, miniature golf, playground and benchs to sit on to just watch the ocean waves roll in and out. MLS#57518. $325,000

1417 Windsong Villas ~ $999,000 A rare ¿nd in Omni Amelia Island Plantation. This ocean front villa/townhome oɱers 3BR/3.5BA with private courtyard entry and awesome views of the Atlantic Ocean from almost all rooms. This well appointed unit is a perfect ¿t for a primary or second home OR investment/rental. Community Pool is heated for year round use and is just a few steps from the unit. Beach access is also conveniently located to this unit.

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Quality Health Care Close to Home When you’re looking for quality health care services, finding them close to home is not just comforting, it’s convenient too. That’s why Southeast Georgia Health System offers a wide array of specialty practices right here in our community.

Camden Family Medicine Center- 912-882-1909 Southeast Georgia Physician Associates: Camden General Surgery- 912-576-6340 Camden Pediatrics- 912-673-8000 Ear, Nose & Throat- 912-576-6434 Gastroenterology- 912-576-6434 Hematology & Oncology- 912-466-5506 Internal Medicine- 912-882-6767 Obstetrics & Gynecology- 912-882-6310 Radiation Oncology- 912-576-6320 Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery- 912-576-6355 For more information about these services, please visit sghs.org.

These practices are strategic affiliates of Southeast Georgia Health System. Southeast Georgia Health System is a tobacco-free organization. © 2012 SGHS

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island entertaining SUMMER HARVEST SALAD 8 cups of spring mix greens 8 ears of corn on the cob, roasted with shuck on, kernels cut off 1 pint grape tomatoes 1 cucumber, chopped 1 red onion, chopped to your liking 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped 4 ripe avocados, sliced

GARLIC GODDESS VINAIGRETTE 3 whole garlic cloves 1/3 cup chives 1/3 cup parsley 2 tbsp. tahini 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast 1 tbsp. miso 1/3 cup water 2 tbsp. lemon juice 1/2 tsp. sea salt Place garlic, chives, and parsley in food processor and pulse until chunky and mixed fairly well. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

cool summertime salads

Place spring mix on plate. Toss roasted corn, grape tomatoes, red onion, and fresh cilantro together. Place 4 oz. of mixture on each salad. Toss with dressing, garnish with cucumbers and avocados and serve. Serves 6 to 8 people

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s the mercury rises and the humidity thickens, it’s time to think cool and eat cool, and that means summertime salads. Not only are salads cool, crunchy, and fun to eat, but Web MD calls eating salads one of the healthiest eating habits you can adopt. So here are four tips to satisfy your palate while enhancing your health this summer. First, ditch the iceberg lettuce. Instead, use nutrient-dense romaine, red leaf, and spinach. Dark leafy greens will boost your blood antioxidant levels with vitamins C and E, folic acid, lycopene, carotenes, and chlorophyll. Secondly, add ground flax or chia seeds to your salads to increase fiber content. Eating more fiber will help you feel fuller, lose weight, lower cholesterol, and avoid constipation. Thirdly, eat salads to get smart fats. Studies show that phytonutrients in salads are absorbed eight to 13 times better when eaten with avocados. If you dress your salad with olive oil there may be some additional years in it for you. Italian research on people aged 60 and older suggests that a diet that includes plenty of olive oil and raw vegetables is linked to reduced mortality. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, create your salads with organic fruits and veggies. Government sources estimate the average American consumes 141 pounds of chemicals a year. Eating organically can reduce this exposure up to 92 percent. And besides, organic foods simply taste better! So, have you had your salad today? Buster Beaton has owned Nassau Health Foods for 27 years. The store is located at 833 T. J. Courson Road, across from the island Winn-Dixie Wal-Mart shopping center. The Mustard Seed Café opened in June 2010 as an extension of the store’s mission to bring the most flavorful natural and organic food choices available to Amelia Island. Stephanie Christopher is chef and café manager. 64 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE • JULY 2012

MIDDLE EASTERN SALAD 8 cups of spring mix 2 cups of hummus 1 bunch celery, cut into bite-sized pieces 1 bunch carrots, cut into bite-sized pieces

ALMOND LEMON VINAIGRETTE 1/2 cup almonds 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 5/8 cup water 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1 1/2 tbsp. Braggs liquid aminos 1/8 tsp. asafetida 1/4 cup unbleached white sugar (raw sugar will not blend) 1/2 cup lemon juice, organic Blend all vinaigrette ingredients with one half of water in blender. When almonds are completely smooth, add remaining water, a little at a time, until desired smoothness is reached. Lightly toss spring mix in almond lemon vinaigrette and place on plates. Place two tablespoons each of hummus and tabouleh next to each other on plates. Garnish with carrots and celery and serve.

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