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ISLANDER NOVEMBER 2012

A M E L I A

Holiday

ISL ANDE R

Gif t Guide 2012

plus: BAPTIST NASSAU ART THERAPY • HOLIDAY WINES • ISLAND HOME


A New Day of Possibilities. Every Day! New friends and new things to do can create a new sense of belonging. This is what residents find at our Senior Care Centers. We provide our residents all the care they need, while helping them enjoy life through activities, games and an active social life. If you would like to learn more or take a tour of one of our Senior Care Centers, please call 912-466-2144.

Jessie Ogden of Kingsland, Ga. enjoys her favorite cup of tea at the Senior Care Center – St. Marys.

805 Dilworth Street St. Marys, GA 31558 912-882-4281 2611 Wildwood Drive Brunswick, GA 31520 912-265-8528 sghs.org

Southeast Georgia Health System is a tobacco-free organization. © 2012 SGHS

8/2012


HISTORIC DOWNTOWN Fernandina Beach NEW LOCATION!

Historic Downtown 402 Centre Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32234

261-2501

Ladies Apparel • Accessories Gifts with a Twist

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

Ancient coins • Fossils • Persian carpets Sterling jewelry • Antiquities • Beads • Collectibles & gifts

118 Centre St, Fernandina Beach

316-c Centre Street | Fernandina Beach

904-491-1245

904-261-8225

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 November Trunk Show Alice Peterson 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

811 S 8th Street •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.

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

AMELIA AUDIOLOGY Don’t Miss out on Life’s Great Conversations

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.

Patti Shelly-Lohman, Au.D. 1411 S. 14th Street, Suite F Amelia Island, FL

904-491-1515 www.AmeliaAudiology.com

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 2 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE • NOVEMBER 2012

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PrimeLending takes pride in being a premier lender that offers a wide array of loan products which cater to the specific needs of each individual.

Diana Dilallo

David Coker

Mitch O'Conner

Lisa LeMoine

Production Manager 904-557-5733 NMLS: 316314 ddilallo@primelending.com

Loan Officer 904-557-9905 NMLS: 378521 moconner@primelending.com

Senior Loan Officer 904-556-1906 NMLS: 314623 dcoker@primelending.com

Loan Officer Support 904-557-9913 llemoine@primelending.com

Paul Moerman

Brittany Bennett

Loan Officer Support 904-261-3739 pmoerman@primelending.com

Loan Officer 904-662-4500 NMLS: 455198 bbennett@primelending.com

Eric T. Corbett

Aaron J. Duez

Senior Loan Officer 904-206-0052 NMLS: 314937 ecorbett@primelending.com

Senior Loan Officer 904-716-7650 NMLS: 582049 aduez@primelending.com

© 2012 PrimeLending, A PlainsCapital Company. Trade/service marks are the property of PlainsCapital Corporation, PlainsCapital Bank, or their respective affiliates and/or subsidiaries. Some products may not be available in all states. This is not a commitment to lend. Restrictions apply. All rights reserved. PrimeLending, A PlainsCapital Company (NMLS no: 13649) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of a state-chartered bank and is an exempt lender in FL.

Come Stay at the Beach

South Sea Cultured Pearls, Citrines and Diamonds...

 

a combination of unrivaled beauty. • Right Across from the Beach • Hot & Healthy Breakfast • Private Pool • Conveniently Located near Shopping and Dining 1997 South Fletcher Ave. Amelia Island, FL 32034 For Reservations, phone:

(904) 206-5600

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

Toll Free (877) 263-5428

Sadler Crossing • 1472 Sadler Road

RESERVATIONS ONLINE at www.AmeliaHotel.com

Mon. - Fri. 9am - 6pm www.crawfordjewelers.net

(next to Starbucks)

Since 1957

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By frequenting our local shops, you get friendly, personal service and terrific shopping, not to mention that you’re supporting your neighbors who are local merchants.

Philip Kelly Deana Basile Kelly Publishers and Editors Tom Barrett Art Director Mark O’Day Advertising Sales

Each November in the Islander, we present our annual holiday gift-buying guide. By spotlighting some of the wonderful items found at our local shops, we hope you can sit back with a cup of coffee or tea and find some special gift ideas. Like us, you might just decide to skip the long road trip to the big-city shopping mall, with its frenetic pace, sensory bombardment, and fast food folly, and shop locally instead. By frequenting our local shops, you get friendly, personal service and terrific shopping, not to mention that you’re supporting your neighbors who are local merchants. Of course, running into friends is another benefit. But, regardless of our shopping pace and the size of our list, if we can keep things in the proper perspective and give our gifts from the heart, we’ll remember to leave time to focus on the true meaning of the season for each of us. It’s a season to be grateful for the gifts of family, friendship, and community. Speaking of community, in our Island Home column this month, we feature the 2012 Amelia Island Museum of History Holiday Home Tour, an important fundraiser for this exceptional community treasure. It promises to be another exciting year, with new events and a fun-filled weekend. Our dear friend and frequent contributor, Jan Davis, put so much energy into this important fundraiser for the museum, and everyone who knew her will be remembering her with love and gratitude at this year’s event. Many generous volunteers and donors are working hard to make this much-anticipated event the best one to date, and we hope that everyone will come out and enjoy it. In another creative community undertaking, the Island Art Association and Baptist Nassau have teamed up to provide “art therapy” for patients. Read about how this wonderful new program combines the power of creativity with the power of healing. And, as you begin planning your big holiday meals, check out this month’s “Island Entertaining” column, where Bob Montgomery of Amelia Liquors shares some wines that pair well with your favorite holiday dishes. And what about when you’ve finished reading the entire issue? Well, then there’s even more, as this month we launch our new Islander Blog, with up-to-date information on all of the island happenings. Karen Miller is helping us to scour the island for interesting goings-on, both old and new, so go to www.ameliaislander.com for the latest. See you around the island!

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Contributing Writers Dickie Anderson, Theresa Duncan, Jim Ewing, Kate Harris, Nan Kavanaugh, Karen Miller, Betty Morrell, Julie Simmons 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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NOVEMBER 2012 9 Cover Story 2012 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Each November, we spotlight some great holiday shopping ideas from our fabulous local shops. We hope this year’s gift guide will help you find just the right presents for all the people on your list.

Wadsworth’s

31 Art Therapy

43 Island Home

50 Eating Scene

64 Island Entertaining

The Island Art Association and Baptist Medical Center Nassau join forces to combine the power of healing with the power of artistic creativity.

The Amelia Island Museum of History’s Holiday Home Tour features some of the most beautiful homes in historic downtown Fernandina Beach – as well as some exciting new events this year.

For authentic diner fare at its best—and a fun atmosphere for date night or any night—Doo Wop’s Best Diner is the place.

Bob Montgomery of Amelia Liquors suggests a variety of great wines that will be the perfect complement to your holiday meal.

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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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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 For your own royal garden, the Empress dogwood or the Majesty shrub rose are wonderful new choices for our area.

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Open House Premium real estate offerings on and around Amelia Island

The Christmas spirit comes to the shores of Amelia. Photo by David Burghardt, Island Photography.

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Let us find tide pools on horseback. Let us stoke the fire for one more s’more. Let us turn a taste of the good life into a memory of a lifetime.

Discover With You—The ideal package to create fond memories for the entire family includes breakfast and a daily resort credit. For reservations, please contact your travel professional, call The Ritz-Carlton at 800-241-3333 or visit ritzcarlton.com/ameliaisland.

*Rates may vary over select dates, and are valid per room/per night, based on single or double occupancy, exclusive of taxes, gratuities, fees and other charges; do not apply to groups; and cannot be combined with any other offer. Advanced reservations are required. Offer valid through December 30, 2012, subject to availability. Credit applied per night, may not be applied toward room rate, has no cash value and must be used during the dates of the reservation. Experiences vary by 7 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE • NOVEMBER 2012 www.AmeliaIslander.com hotel. ©2012 The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.


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“Voted Best of the Best Insurance Agency”

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Nicola Nichol is a Registered Representative and Investment Adviser Representative of Equity Services, Inc. Securities and investment advisory services are offered solely by Equity Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC, 1050 Crown Pointe Parkway, Suite 1000, Atlanta, GA 30338. (770) 512-5100. Financial Strategies of Amelia is independent of Equity Services, Inc. TC70834(1012)

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Whimsical and fun, this Santa figurine ($42) will add sparkle to any holiday decor or special occasion. 1008 Atlantic Ave. (904) 261-2333.

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Amelia SanJon Gallery has one of the foremost collections of Vintage Copper Jewelry in the Southeast. Featured is a very collectible matching necklace ($125) and earrings ($35) by Renoir of California, the best-known copper jewelry company from 1946 to 1964. 218A Ash Street. (904) 491-8040.

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How about a gift in sterling silver? Art Nouveau sterling and crystal vanity box ($109.99); sterling silver cameo ($59); Elgin pocket watch with sterling chain ($195); or Reed & Barton sterling shakers ($45). 702 Centre Street. (904) 491-4461.

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For fun gift ideas, try this Garden Route OceanSpa potpourri ($19.50); turquoise fish sculptures ($15) and ($12); decorative turquoise seashell ($12); and more! 702 Centre Street. (904) 277-2717.

Explore Vera Bradley’s newest Classic Black collection! Pineapple Patch has the latest fall colors and styles, like this Metro backpack ($106), Smartphone wristlet ($57), and sunglasses with case ($99). 201 Centre Street. (904) 321-2441.

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Dress up your bead charm bracelet, too, with Chamilia beads, starting at $35, that are compatible with most bracelet brands. Sterling silver, Murano glass, Swarovski crystal, and 14-karat accented styles. 217 Centre Street. (904) 261-3635.

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BOOKS PLUS

Books Plus has the best selection of bestsellers and local books, as well as games like Banagrams or Fruitominoes ($14.95 each), 2013 Calendar ($15.95), Book Lover’s Diary ($15.99), and Pete The Cat ($17.99). 107 Centre Street. (904) 261-0303.


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WADSWORTH’S

Men’s Polos ($60), Ladies T-shirts ($28), Hats ($20), or Men’s fishing shirts ($62.50) – all with Wadsworth’s exclusive Shrimp Logo – a classic Amelia Island gift for him or her! 204 Centre Street. (904) 277-1162.

These Denny Wong 14K Octopus pendant ($1,995) and earrings ($1,900) with black Tahitian pearls and diamond eyes makes a spectacular gift idea! 317 Centre Street. (904) 277-0665.

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Tis’ the Season… for stocking stuffers and all sorts of great gift ideas from Bijoux Amelia. Most items are just $10! Keeping fashion fun and affordable at 317A Centre Street. (904) 310-6086.

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AMELIA ISLAND MUSEUM OF HISTORY

Doors of Amelia, available at the museum’s gift shop for $12 with all proceeds going to the museum. 233 South 3rd Street. (904) 261-7378.

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SOUTHERN TOUCH

A variety of ornaments can be personalized, like this Santa, snowperson couple, and different pet styles ($8.95 - $12.95). Great gifts, or perfect for your own tree! 301 Centre St. (904) 261-5377.

HUNT’S ART & ARTIFACT GALLERY W You’ll find a full range of fine silver jewelry and ancient coins from around the world—and lots of other fascinating gifts at Hunt’s Art & Artifact Gallery. 316-C Centre Street. (904) 261-8225.


For a limited time only: Experience luxurious Championship Golf at an Exclusive Club November 2012 through January 2013 SEVEN DAYS A WEEK Unlimited golf – $165 per person/day Unlimited golf after 12pm $99 per person/day Unlimited golf for foursome $499 / per day Includes: Rental clubs • GPS on all the carts Range balls • Reserve tee times in advance Memberships available Open for breakfast and lunch Gift certificates available Call the golf shop at (904) 277-0012 to reserve your tee time today! Conditions: Based on availability through January 31, 2013. Not applicable with groups, conventions or in combination with other savings or special discounts. Tax not included, rates subject to change.

Southern Touch Gifts • Home decor

Crabtree & Evelyn • Camille Beckman Puzzles • Cards • Games • For the entire family 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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AUTOMOTIVE “Everything Automotive”

Complete Foreign & Domestic Repairs Classics, Customs & Restorations All Repairs Guaranteed Platinum Interstate Battery Dealer Valet Service Available

1852 SADLER ROAD Across from the Post Office

904-277-7177

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This ocean sea urchin platter (14” x 14”) is by Michael Aram – perfect for a sunset cocktail party! ($129). 3 South Third Street. (904) 321-0367.

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This beautiful 14-karat yellow gold lace necklace accented with diamonds by Miera T is on a 16inch chain and includes .30 carat of diamonds ($1890). 202 Centre Street. (904) 277-4880.

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Light up a room with glow in the dark sea life globes. Jellyfish, dolphins, and other assorted sea life. Starting at $10. 206 Centre Street. (904) 261-0444.

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This beautiful needlepoint design is by local artist Sandra Baker-Hinton. It is available 7x7 inches on 18 mesh or 14x14 on 13 mesh. We also stock several other designs by Sandra, with more coming! 302 Ash Street. (904) 729-4020.

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For a fabulous holiday gift, try these handpainted leather handbags by Anuschka, like the Birds Classic Hobo ($190), Python Bloom Medium Zippered Hobo ($192), or Python Bloom Wallet ($77). 313 Centre St. (904) 261-0311.

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Yeti Coolers are built strong and keep ice longer. Available in two colors and two sizes ($260 and $430), perfect for the sporty people on your list! 1012 Atlantic Ave. and The Shops of Amelia Island Plantation. (904) 206-4122.

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This Etcetera brown and fuchsia suede skirt with cashmere and silk blend top ($85), Chanel pink caviar leather handbag, ca. 1990 ($800), and this necklace and earrings set by a local artist ($35) make great gifts! 11 N. Third St. (904) 206-4444.


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Enjoy the new fall scents of our Limited Edition Pet Odor Exterminator candles. Remove Pet Odors while leaving behind delightful fragrances. $9.99 each. 809 S. 8th St. (904) 321-0020.

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FIFI’S FINE RESALE

These Chanel rhinestone clip earrings are $375. One-of-akind finds don’t last long, and our assortment is ever changing. Buy, sell, and trade today at Fifi’s Fine Resale! Layaway available. 1853 South 8th St. (904) 277-4430.

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ARTISTIC FLORIST & GIFTS

Stockings of every personality – from cute to fabulous, knit to satin and silk – each with exquisite detailing ($29-$185), as well as fun and fabulous ornaments, from beach-themed and natural seashell to holiday collectibles ($5-$12). 1875 South 14th Street. (904) 261-5546.

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Set your holiday table with elegant pewter metallic stoneware by Juliska in various sizes and shapes, like this bowl ($34) and dinner plate ($44) on a Kim Seybert beaded place mat ($101) with a Juliska hand-blown tumbler ($66.50) and a Hostess live succulent garden ($25). 1027 South 8th St. (904) 491-1199.

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For the sports fan on your list, try Top of the World college hats ($17.99) and Gators, Seminoles, and Bulldogs Nike Diamond T-Shirts ($24.99). 961687 Gateway Blvd. (904) 261-1105.

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Hand-made in Germany, this colorful Rosselini Collection necklace features delightful balloons of Polaris Glass and Swarovski crystals. Nickelfree silver alloy rods add durability. ($175$230). 1743 S. 8th St. (904) 277-1993.

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LOTT’S FURNITURE

Make everyone more comfortable this holiday season with a Stressless® recliner! For a limited time, when you donate $50 to Joy to the Children, receive $200 off an original Stressless® recliner by Ekornes. Find the right fit from over 25 models in our showroom! 1112 S. 14th St. (904) 261.6333.


COEUR DE LION COLLECTION

furniture, fabrics, & garden flair.

PANT ROCKER exclusively at InsideOut Home & Garden

MADE IN GERMANY

1027 s. 8th street ~ fernandina beach 904.491.1199 insideouthomeandgarden.com

A Real Bakery, A Fun Boutique All Under One Woof!!

Nassau Diamond FINE JEWELRY

Gourmet Dog Bakery & Boutique Mon. - Fri.10am - 5:30pm • Sat.10am - 4pm Sun.12:30 - 4pm 809 South 8th Street • Amelia Island, FL 32034 • 904-321-0020 • 800-693-1315 www.redbonesbakery.com

Artistic Florist

Watches • Gifts

WE’RE MOVING!

Tuesday thru Saturday 9–5 1743 S. 8th Street

Just across the street to a beautiful location at 1430 Park Avenue (the old KP’s).

(Across from Compass Bank)

277-1993

NOVEMBER 5 Grand Re-opening Party & Holiday Open House from 1 - 5pm on November 11th! Call (904) 261-5546 for more information.

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Knock You Naked Margarita Mix $7 ~ Solo Style $5 ~ Coco Bag $12–$22 ~ Will & Clay Cape $42 Sharon Roberts Jewelry $22–$89 ~ Kitchen Chalk Boards $30 ~ Textured Scarf $18 ~ Embellished Candle $15

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You’ll find this adorable Burton + Burton “Dear Santa” pillow ($20) and a Burton + Burton reindeer dip bowl and spreaders set ($20), along with lots of other great gift ideas. 2245 Sadler Rd. (904) 557-4227.

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Express yourself through your jewelry with the Stackable Collection (starting at $195). Sadler Crossing Shopping Center (across from Publix). (904) 277-4910.

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These Brighton pens come with a bead you can swap with other Brighton beads ($23). A Doggy Kaddy ring holder keeps your rings safe. Also in cat, heart, and lace daisy ($20–38). And this wine stopper is a perfect gift for a host or hostess ($22). 2380 Sadler Rd. (904) 261-6993.

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Give the gift of comfort with this top-grain leather swivel recliner and ottoman, in your choice of color ($599.99). 2164 Sadler Rd. (904) 277-2095.

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For the adorable child on your list, try this HavenGirl Christmas T-shirt in size 4 to 14 ($42); bracelets ($45.99); or a full range of hair bows and flower clips ($3.98 to $13.95). 1464 Sadler Rd. (904) 321-1138.

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Find the latest in surf and beach gift ideas, including a huge selection of Sanuk ($30 and up), at Pipeline Surf Shop. Sadler Rd. & First Ave. (904) 277-3717.

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CASABLANCA

At Casablanca, you’ll find original paintings and shell art, all beautifully framed, like this framed turtle shell ($49) and mare and colt oil painting ($249). Rowesville Cottages, 2188 Sadler Rd. (904) 415-1540.


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This Batik Bali sarong comes in assorted colors and prints, and it’s 100% rayon ($18.75). Use it as a cover-up, skirt, dress, shawl, or even a table cover! Matching scarves also available ($14). Palmetto Walk Shopping Village, 4924 First Coast Hwy. (904) 261-3636.

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Add something special to your holiday list with these Art Glass Evergreen Trees by Two’s Company. They come in five pieces: 7” extra small ($26); 9.5” small ($48); 12” medium ($75); large (not shown) ($110); and 20.5”extra large ($135). Palmetto Walk Shopping Village, 4924 First Coast Hwy., (904) 261-0940.

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Discover “Motives” by Loren Ridinger, an exclusive line of Paraben free, fine cosmetics and anti-aging products for every skin tone. Also, introducing a wonderful selection of dyeable shoes for that special occasion ($90- $150). SunTrust Center, 5211 So. Fletcher Ave., Ste. 200. (904) 624-4178.

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Give your friends and family their beverageof-choice in a memorable holiday wine tote ($14.95). The unique hands are sewn together to serve as a handle. Palmetto Walk Shopping Village, 4924 First Coast Hwy., (904) 261-3636.

THE PLANTATION SHOP

The Pashmina Scarf is back for autumn and the holidays! Makes a great gift, or a wonderful accessory. In 12 different jewel-toned colors, they sell for $12.50 each. Palmetto Walk Shopping Village, 4828 First Coast Hwy., (904) 261-2030.

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Give the gift of elegant living with this flame mahogany pie crust table, late Victorian ($495) from Amelia Island Antiques. 5210 First Coast Hwy. (betw. Harris Teeter and AIP). (904) 321-1314.


dinner ~ tues - sat 5:30 - 10 select wines / craft beers local artisan cheeses & charcuterie saketini’s / american bistro cuisine

English and French Antiques Unique Antique Smalls • Home Accessories & Gifts Outdoor & Upholstered Furniture

alfresco dining / private dining 4924 ½rst coast hwy 904.310.6620 www.barzin-bistro-winebar.com palmetto walk shopping village

An Island Tradition for 34 Years! (904) 261-2030

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Clothing - Jewelry - Accessories Shoes - Handbags - Gifts

OPEN FOR LUNCH Tue – Fri 10am – 3pm DINNER Wed – Sat 6 – 9pm

www.fernlily.com 904.310.9351 Mon-Sat 10-5 • Sun 11-5

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New English and French Antique Shipment!


Featuring: Regatta Outdoors • BLOQ UV Tara Grinna Swimwear Moving Comfort • Reebok Swim Desigual • Nautica • Seawaves Goddess Yoga Wear • Wallaroo Hats Liquid Mountain • and much more...

Come out and visit our super market.

Harris Teeter Shopping Center 4800 First Coast Hwy, Ste 220 Amelia Island, FL 32034

(904) 321-0444

Mingle with local farmers and business owners as you wander through farm direct produce, specialty foods, baked goods, and specialty plants and flowers. EVERY SATURDAY 9 A.M. – 1 P.M. Stroll through the Amelia Farmers Market or peruse the resort’s charming shopping village with local boutiques, familiar designers, gourmet food, and art gallery. Or just relax in the picturesque park with breakfast at Chef Bobby’s Biscuit Bar and $2.50 bloody marys or mimosas!

Featured Vendors Montego Bay Coffees & Smoothies; Kings Kountry Farm; Carter Produce; Maria’s Bakery; Jane’s Kountry Kitchen; Dips2Go; Neal’s Kettle Korn; Amo la Pasta; J.C. Daily Bread; Orchids by Del-Rei; Ever Blooming Landscape Gardens; Winter Park Honey; Spouses Breads & Desserts; Blue Planet Delights

Introducing Rosie’s Organic Farm

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HARRIS TEETER SHOPPING CENTER CORNER OF FIRST COAST HIGHWAY AND SOUTH FLETCHER AVENUE

Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 5:30

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These smashing Big Buddha bags are a great holiday gift ($75$95). Harris Teeter Shopping Center. (904) 491-4848.

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A Clean Ridge Soap Company gift basket makes a super gift—in scents such as lavender, vanilla almond, pomegranate, and more. ($20). Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. at The Shops of Amelia Island Plantation.

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Life is too short for a boring boot. “Taia” by ARA, in red patent leather ($189), will thrill anyone on your list! 118 Centre St. and The Shops of Amelia Island Plantation. (904) 491-1245.

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Look great and stay cool in a 100% cotton Desigual ladies top from Spain ($79) and this Wallaroo hat in black with 50% sun protection ($38.50). Harris Teeter Shopping Center. (904) 321-0444.

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Omni Amelia Island Plantation’s unique market features a variety of gourmet cookware like this Global Amici platter ($63). Also available is a large selection of assorted wines and gourmet food. The Shops of Amelia Island Plantation. (904) 432-2212.

THE SIGNATURE SHOP

These Ahead USA performance golf polo ($46), Ahead sun hat ($30), and Sanuk flip flops ($51) are memorable gifts for those who love the outdoors. The Shops of Amelia Island Plantation. (904) XXX-XXXX.

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You’ll find a variety of fabulous holiday gifts, like this Ness sweater ($114), Libra shell ($42), and Brighton necklace ($98) and purse ($290), at Harrison’s Mercantile. The Shops of Amelia Island Plantation. (904) 432-2218.

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Mudpie pom pom wraps ($40) in assorted colors, with smart screen gloves ($15), and Silver Season’s handmade necklace of rosemary casting ($105) make unique and stylish gifts. The Shops of Amelia Island Plantation. (904) 432-2220.


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You’ll find elegant holiday gifts, like these starfish rhinestone hairpins ($18) and handcrafted fused art and jewelry from Galleria di Vetro ($165 to $565), at The Signature Shop at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. 4750 Amelia Island Parkway. (904) 277-1100.

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Gourmet and infused salts from the AAA Five-Diamond Salt, The Grill at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, are a great gift for the gourmet on your list ($15 to $30), and a Himalayan salt votive ($25) adds a special touch. The Salt Shop at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. 4750 Amelia Island Parkway. (904) 277-1100.

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THE PATIO STORE

Enjoy the perfect patio with this Mandalay chair-and-a-half, large ottoman, lounge rocker, and end table. Wicker color is ebony, the fabric is SunbrellaNoland onyx. (Regular price $3,850; special floor model price of $2,095 includes delivery and set-up.) 1621 Hwy. 40, Kingsland, Ga. (912) 729-1173.

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Put your favorite holiday memories in beautiful jeweled picture frames, in a large assortment of sizes and finishes. Priced from $10 - $40. 850891 US Hwy. 17. (904) 225-2195.

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Elegant hourglasses make a beautiful holiday, hostess, or corporate gift, or a unique decoration on a bookshelf or mantel, like this one with refined white sand and crystal clear glass. Large: 4” x 9 1/2” ($36); small: 3” x 5.75” ($28). 100 S Lee St., Kingsland, Ga. (912)-882-1100.


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AMELIA ISLAND ANNUAL COOKIE TOUR OF INNS

THE ART OF DINING PREMIERS ON AMELIA ISLAND In mid-November, Memphis artist Joy Bateman will be premiering her latest cookbook, The Art of Dining on Amelia Island. The Friends of the Library will sponsor a presentation and dinner at Slider’s Seaside Grill, one of the book’s featured restaurants, on Thursday, November 15 at 6 p.m. The cost is $30 per person for the presentation and buffet dinner, and tickets can be purchased at the Nassau County Public Library in downtown Fernandina Beach. On Friday, November 16th from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., the Book Loft on Centre Street will sponsor a book release party, featuring food and wine from featured restaurants. Bateman will be available to sign copies of her book at both events. “Perhaps because Amelia Island is so intimate, and unique, it has grown very dear to my heart,” says Bateman. “The people make all the difference. Amelia Island has a community to be proud of—great cuisine and kind people. As a foodie and food writer, what more could one ask for?” Inspired by her visit to the island, Bateman created the illustrations and chose a variety of featured recipes. For more information visit www.joysartofdining.com.

On Saturday, November 17, from noon until 5 p.m., catch the spirit of the season at the Fifth Annual Amelia Island Bed and Breakfast Holiday Cookie Tour, hosted by the Amelia Island Bed and Breakfast Association. Participants are invited to experience a tasty afternoon as eight of Amelia Island’s classic inns and charming bed and breakfasts dress up in their festive holiday finery and open their doors to the public. A signature cookie will be featured at each inn, along with a recipe to take home. The inns will display holiday decorating ideas and offer historical tidbits, as guests peek inside the area’s prettiest and unique bed and breakfast establishments. Horse-drawn carriage rides will be available in the Historic District, as well as trolley rides to the inns at the beach. Maps are marked on each ticket and available at each inn. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased at any of the Amelia Island Bed and Breakfast Inns, the Purple Dove Resale Center in Yulee, the Amelia Island Visitors Center, Nassau County Public Library (downtown Fernandina Beach), and the Chamber of Commerce at Gateway to Amelia. A portion of the proceeds from ticket and cookbook sales will benefit Micah’s Place, the only certified domestic violence center serving Nassau County.

ELIZABETH POINTE LODGE RECEIVES TOP AWARD Elizabeth Pointe Lodge has been listed in Travel & Leisure’s 2012 World’s Best Awards, as one of the top inns and small lodges in the continental United States. The awards were published in the August 2012 issue, on www.travelandleisure. com, and in their digital editions. Every year, Travel & Leisure readers vote on their favorite hotels, resorts, spas, airlines, cruise lines, tour operators, rental car agencies, and more, in the publication’s “World’s Best Awards” survey. The honor is considered a testament to how well various establishments serve Travel & Leisure readers as they explore the world. For more information about Elizabeth Pointe Lodge call: (904) 277-4851, or visit their web site at: www.elizabethpointelodge.com.

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G reatH omes OF FERNANDINA ARCHITECTURAL TREASURES FROM AMELIA ISLAND’S GOLDEN AGE By Dickie Anderson | Photography by Jan Johannes

Featuring 22 homes in Fernandina Beach’s Historic District, highlighting when each home was built, by whom, the original owners and their part in Fernandina’s earlier history, as well as architectural highlights

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AMELIA ISLAND ANTIQUES 5210 First Coast Hwy • 321-1314

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andra Baker-Hinton was an accomplished artist long before she opened the Amelia SanJon Gallery on Ash Street in historic downtown Fernandina Beach. She is a watercolorist primarily, yet she also works in acrylics. In addition, she creates one-of-a-kind jewelry and “sea critter” ornaments by fusing recycled glass. Nicknamed “the Turtle Lady,” the artist is a naturalist whose photography and nature stories will soon be part of an upcoming book. So when does this busy woman have time to run a gallery? For Baker-Hinton, it’s all part of her life, as nature inspires her paintings and her creativity inspires others to appreciate the natural world. As a member of the Fort Clinch Sea Turtle Volunteers, Baker-Hinton helps protect endangered sea turtle nests. She is also an excellent speaker who brings her love of nature to the community. Since opening the gallery in 2007, Baker-Hinton has especially enjoyed spotlighting local artists, with items such as nature pieces, photography, pottery, and vintage jewelry. In fact, the gallery has something for everyone,

from greetings cards and small gift items to large scale paintings and sculptures. Baker-Hinton also loves to engage customers and visitors by encouraging them to read her blog about photography and the goings-on around the island, from her sea turtle meanderings to even local entertainment. She writes with an enthusiastic style: “Sea turtle hatching is about to start! Then things will really be rocking and rolling!” Baker-Hinton does many pieces on commission, including three large paintings that hang in a restaurant at Disney World. Locally, her work has been chosen to represent Amelia Island’s yearly Shrimp Festival, and she has offered many painting classes over the years. “A love of the outdoors, inspired by growing up in the Appalachian Mountains of Northeast Tennessee, guides me and becomes the underlying theme used throughout my work,” says Baker-Hinton. “Whether working in an abstract or more realistic style, the shapes, forms, colors, and textures in my work reflect our natural environment.” For more information about the Amelia SanJon Gallery, call (904) 491-8040.

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GALLERY C 218-B Ash Street • 583-4676 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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in the neighborhood

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The Plantation Shop

PHOTOS BY WILLIAM RASER

Wilson & Lynn Tennille

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hen Joel Shapiro graduated from Jacksonville University with a B.S. in finance, he was drafted by the Detroit Tigers as a pitcher. You’d think that working as a professional athlete would be every young man’s dream job, but Shapiro realized it was not the route he wanted to take in life. With his finance degree and a strong desire to start his own business, Shapiro was drawn to the insurance industry, realizing that most people need guidance in that area. He opened his first office entirely from scratch in 1990. Today, Shapiro Insurance Group has three locations in Jacksonville and one in Fernandina Beach. Shapiro, who lives with his wife, Sylvia, and four children at the beaches in the River City, splits his time between his Jacksonville Baymeadows office and the Amelia Island office. “I love the people here,” says Shapiro. “Fernandina Beach is a unique and eclectic community.” Shapiro attributes his success to the company’s superior customer service, getting to know their clients personally, and going beyond their expectations. For home, auto, business, or life insurance, Shapiro’s agents do all the work for their customers, providing quotes from multiple insurance companies so that their clients can make the most informed decisions. “Our goal is to ensure that you have peace of mind in knowing you, your family, and your business have the right insurance coverage in case an unexpected accident or other disaster occurs without warning,” says Shapiro. For more information, call (904) 277-2135.

hen The Plantation Shop opened in 1978, Bonnie Tennille set a high standard for great products, relationship building, and strong customer service at her charming and eclectic antique store. After her sudden passing, her son, Wilson Tennille Jr., continues with those same standards intact. With retail in his blood, Tennille is proud of the business his mother built, and continues to make The Plantation Shop a favorite Amelia Island shopping destination. In the last three years, The Plantation Shop has expanded in to three buildings to include a large selection of antiques, furniture, home accessories, and gifts. “We try to have something for everyone here,” says Tennille. “We work hard to keep our inventory fresh and current.” But for Tennille, carrying on The Plantation Shop tradition is all about their customers, as well as their loyal staff, who are not just employees, but also part of the family. “Continuing with the founding principles that Bonnie set up when she first opened the store is very important to us,” explains Tennille. Tennille grew up on Amelia Island and enjoys being back on the island. “Our store has been an Amelia Island tradition for 34 years,” says Tennille. “It’s an honor and a privilege to carry on the tradition. We look forward to seeing everyone at the shop.” For more information about The Plantation Shop, call (904) 261-2030.

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L to R: Sheona Fanelli, Tina SaRelle, Debbie Smith, Joel Shapiro, Angela Pruitt, Shelly Edgington, Carla Harden, Donna Young

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Baptist Medical Center Nassau Partners with the Island Art Association to create an inspired hospital environment.

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BY KAREN MILLER • PHOTO BY WILLIAM RASER

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n years past, medical facilities have been known for their sterile environments, but Baptist Medical Center Nassau is changing all that. Baptist Nassau President Stephen Lee was impressed with the inspiring ideas of Pat Hausauer, finance director for the hospital. Partnering with the Island Art Association, Hausauer headed up a project to hang local art and photography on the walls of the main corridors of the hospital. And, to the delight of patients, families, and even staff members, Hausauer’s art therapy concept is working. When a loved one enters a hospital for any reason, whether a minor injury or major surgery, family members often spend many hours waiting and worrying. “We wanted to make the hospital brighter and more lively,” says Hausauer. “For people

Pat Hausauer, Marlene Strobach, Georganna Mullis, and Lynette Holmes

who are strolling the halls, the art gives people something else to think about, something to look at and focus on.” Hausauer called the Island Art Association, a non-profit cooperative of local artists in Fernandina Beach and Nassau County. She told them her idea and was put in touch with

artist Marlene Strobach, who is in charge of outside exhibitions. Strobach, along with Georganna Mullis and Lynette Holmes, reached out to members of the Island Art Association to provide art and photography for the hospital walls. “We tried to choose pieces that would reflect the island,” says Strobach. “So far we’ve gotten some wonderful comments, and have even sold a painting already.” What came as a surprise to everyone was how much joy the art has brought to the hospital’s staff members, whose work hours can often be stressful and challenging. The art was put on display in late September, a task that is larger than it looks. With help from artists Paul Massing and Jim McKinney, along with hospital associates Kim Nelson and Matt Clayton, an opening reception was held in October, where the art therapy project was well received by the public. Ten percent of the art sales will be donated to the hospital by the Island Art Association. But the art therapy project isn’t the only healing therapy begun by Baptist Nassau this year. A pet therapy undertaking is in the works. “So far we have two dogs,” says Hausauer. “But we’ll eventually have four animals trained for the program.” The dogs wander through the patients rooms with their trainers, available to any patients who would like a visit. “The patients love seeing the dogs at the hospital. They lift their spirits,” says Hausauer. Music therapy is also a new program instituted by the hospital. A harpist plays in the lobbies throughout the week, and Hausauer is looking to bringing in other types of music that would aid in the healing process of patients and family members. “There are other art projects we are thinking about, too,” says Hausauer, who sees firsthand how the various therapies are making an impact on everyone at the hospital. “If art and music can take a patient’s mind off his or her illness, or maybe a procedure they’re having, that adds quite a bit to the healing environment.” For more information about the art and photography at Baptist Medical Center Nassau, call the Island Art Association at (904) 261-7020. For information about the hospital’s art, music, and pet therapies call (904) 202-2000.

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Downtown Points of Interest 1 2

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Amelia Island Visitors Center ~ 277-0717 • Monday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm City Hall ~ 277-7305 • Police/Fire/Ambulance (Emergency 911. Police non-emergency 277-7342. Fire non-emergency 277-7331 Amelia Community Theatre ~ 261-6749 Amelia Island Musuem of History ~ 261-7378 Public Library ~ 277-7365 Post Office ~ 261-4848 Nassau County Courthouse ~ 321-5709 (Sheriff 911; non-emergency 225-0331) Fernandina Little Theatre ~ 277-2202

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St. Michaels Catholic Church ~ 261-3472 First Baptist Church ~ 261-3617 First Presbyterian Church ~ 261-3837 Memorial United Methodist Church ~ 261-5769 Trinity United Methodist Church ~ 277-6859 St. Peter’s Episcopal Church ~ 261-4293 First Missionary Baptist Church ~ 261-4907 New Zion Missionary Baptist Church ~ 261-0010

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NOVEMBER 2012 TIDES AT THE AMELIA RIVER Day

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around town 2012

NOVEMBER

Fort Clinch Segway Tours Watch nature unfold as you take a guided Segway tour from the beach to a primitive maritime forest. No experience necessary. Easy-to-learn instructions given before every excursion. Riders’ minimum age is 13 years; maximum weight is 260 lbs. Three tours daily, Sunday through Friday at 9 and 11 a.m., and 2 p.m. For more information, call (904) 251-9477 or visit www.EcoMotionTours.com.

NOVEMBER 3

Amelia Island Genealogical Society 2012 Seminar

NOVEMBER

offer a diverse selection of art. For information, call (800) 226-3542 or visit ameliaisland.com.

NOVEMBER 10 & 11

Petanque America Open Visitors are invited to join 200 petanque players as they compete in this simplified version of an outdoor bowling game. The Petanque America Open will be held at the waterfront in Downtown Fernandina Beach. For more information, call (904) 491-1190 or visit www.petanque-america-open.net

NOVEMBER 10

An Evening of Story & Song

Join members of the Amelia Island Genealogical Society for a seminar featuring Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL, a professional researcher, educator, and author. Topics include “Getting to Know More About You”, “Creating a Research Plan,” and more. Cost is $30 for AIGS members, and $35 for non-members. The seminar is being held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2800 S. 14th Street, Fernandina Beach. For more information, visit www.aigencoc.org.

Singer/songwriter Danny Ellis is best known for his one-man show about growing up in an Irish orphanage, entitled “800 Voices.” Ellis will perform at “An Evening of Story & Song” in Burns Hall at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (9th & Atlantic) in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach. Open seating at 7:15 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m. A $15 donation to the artist is requested. For more information, call (904) 277-2664 or visit DannyEllisMusic.com.

NOVEMBER 3, 10, 17, 24

Third on 3rd

Amelia Farmers Market

Mingle with local farmers and business owners to find farm-direct fruits and vegetables, organic products, specialty foods, gourmet baked goods, plants, and more. The market is now located at The Shops at Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit ameliafarmersmarket.com.

NOVEMBER 7, 21

Amelia Island Lighthouse Tours Guided tours of the lighthouse are held the first and third Wednesdays of every month at 10 a.m. Cost is $5 for adults; $3 for children 12 and under. Tours are limited to 25. Participants should meet at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave. Pre-registration is required 24 hours in advance. For more information, call (904) 277-7350.

NOVEMBER 8

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 into the questions you haven’t thought of yet. Financial answers and ideas over a glass of wine. Begins at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call (904) 305-2608.

NOVEMBER 16

Amelia Island Bed & Breakfast Holiday Cookie Tour from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 each for all ages and can be purchased online or at any of the Amelia Island bed & breakfast inns, The Purple Dove Resale Center in Yulee, the Amelia Island Visitors Center, Nassau County Public Library (Downtown Fernandina), and the Chamber of Commerce Gateway office. For more information, please visit the website at www.ameliaislandinns.com/cookie-tour.

NOVEMBER 24

Fernandina Beach Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting Starting at 2 p.m. at the foot of Centre Street in Fernandina Beach, carolers, choirs, dancers, and singers will entertain visitors all afternoon with the sights and sounds of the Christmas holiday season. Santa Claus will make his way down Centre Street to the Christmas tree on a local fire engine at 2 p.m., and will be available to meet and take pictures with the kids until 5 p.m. for a charitable donation of $5 per photo. Photos with pets will also be available. The Official City of Fernandina Beach Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will begin at 6:15 p.m.

NOVEMBER 29

The Amelia Island Museum of History offers a presentation on the third Friday of the month, based on a variety of different topics related 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 ameliamuseum.org.

NOVEMBER 16 & 18

Major-Minor Beethoven

Holiday Shopping for your Hunk The Spa & Salon at Omni Amelia Island Plantation invites you to the “Holiday Shopping for your Hunk” open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Shop for the man in your life and receive complimentary chair and hand massages, Clarisonic eye treatments, plus wine and cheese, and special discounts. For more information, call (904) 261-2030.

Join the Island Chamber Singers and guest musicians for a performance of classical works by Ludwig van Beethoven including his Mass in C Major, Op. 86, and Fantasia in C Minor, Op. 80 (Choral Fantasy). Concerts are Friday, November 16 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, November 18 at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and in advance at the Amelia Island Welcome Center (102 Centre St), the AIFBY Chamber of Commerce (961687 Gateway Blvd.) and online at www.islandchambersingers.com. For more information, call (904) 225-0575.

NOVEMBER 29, 30, DECEMBER 1, 9

NOVEMBER 17

Holiday Home Tour

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

It’s a Wonderful Life

The Amelia Community Theatre presents this timeless classic. November 29, 30, and December 1 performances are at 8 p.m., and a matinee will be held on December 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. For more information, call the theatre at (904) 261-6749, or visit the box office at 207 Cedar Street or www.ameliacommunitytheatre.org.

NOVEMBER 30, DECEMBER 1

Second Saturday Artrageous Artwalk

NOVEMBER 17

This event will feature five beautifully restored vintage homes located in Fernandina Beach’s Historic District. Each of the homes will be open to the public for the very first time. The Holiday Home Tour will showcase homes decorated by professional florists and designers. Trolley service will transport guests to each of the homes. For more information call (904) 261-7378 or visit www.ameliahometours.com.

A free event on the second Saturday each month in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thirteen participating galleries

Catch the spirit of the season at the 5th Annual

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NOVEMBER 10

Join us on a walk to end Alzheimer’s Disease. The walk begins in Central Park on Atlantic Avenue at 9:00 am. Join a team or start a team! Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association of Central & North Florida. For more information, call (800) 272-3900 or visit www.alz.org/walk.

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snapShots AT THE ROTARY CLUB OF AMELIA ISLAND’S FUNDRAISER CRUISE WITH AMELIA RIVER CRUISES

JERI & JANE BURNIER

TOM & MIMI BYRNES

CECILIA & KEVIN MCCARTHY

LUKE STAPLES AND JENN BURNS

AT A MEETING OF THE DOWNTOWN FERNANDINA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION AT AIR AMELIA

JOE & CAROLINE GRABOWSKI WITH PETE CREWS

TOM HUGHES, MELBA WHITAKER, AND ED BONER

YANICK ALLISON, SHELLY ANDERSON, AND KIM HUGHES

STACYI LUSK, STEVE TRAVER, AND CINDY JACKSON

AT THE 9TH ANNUAL COUNCIL ON AGING GALA AT OMNI AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION

MARY AGNES WHITE AND SUSAN STEGERA

FRAN AND GEORGE SHEA

DAVID KEAY AND KATIE DOWLING

JOAN BEAN AND AARON BEAN

AT THE AMELIA ISLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL’S “JAZZ IN THE PARK” CONCERT AT AMELIA PARK

PAM & MICKEY BAITY

NANCY RYAN AND FAY SHEA

GALE & MICKEY ULMER

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DAVID OLSON AND ROSE BENNETT

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snapShots AT THE FUND-RAISING DINNER FOR THE KATIE CAPLES FOUNDATION AT OSPREY VILLAGE

VALERIE SHIBLEY, AND LANCE & LAUREN JONES

CHARLES & DOTTIE RICHARDS, BOB HARTMAN, AND MICHELE ARELLA

BARBARA ODEN AND DAVE CAPLES

LLONA & CARL MEAUX

AT THE GRAND OPENING OF EN VOGUE COUTURE

PRISCILLA GERARDO AND PATRICIA HUFENBECHER

JOE & JEANNE WYATT

TONY GERARDO AND KELLY ROBINSON

OCTAVIO MARTINEZ AND MARIE KEHLER

AT THE MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CARNIVAL AT CENTRAL PARK

BETH AND ISABELLA HOMANS

IYANA WALKER AND NEVAEH MORRIS

AYME AND ISABELLA DAVIS

TYLER, SAM, AND KATE GIBSON WITH RALEIGH SIMMONS (FRONT)

AT THE ROGER LUNDBORG MEMORIAL PETANQUE TOURNAMENT

ROSEMARY SZCZYGIEL AND PEARL LUNDBORG WITH PHOTO OF ROGER

ANGIE THOMPSON AND JULIE BROWN

JIM WEINSIER AND JEFF MALONE

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COME TEST DRIVE

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THE TRAVEL AGENCY Invites You to Our Annual

LUXURY TRAVEL SHOW WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 THE RITZ-CARLTON, AMELIA ISLAND

As travel advisors at THE TRAVEL AGENCY, we believe in sharing our knowledge of the many and varied travel experiences available today, allowing you to create a fun, life enriching vacation. We are pleased to introduce you to a selection of our friends and travel suppliers in a setting where you can get answers to questions you may not even know to ask!

Your $10 entrance donation goes to support the Boys & Girls Club of Nassau County. Limited to 500 attendees • Refreshments, door prizes, special promotions, and more!

Grand Prize a trip for two on Natural Habitat’s “Classic Polar Bear Adventure” for 2013!! You will meet with representatives from: TOUR COMPANIES Tauck World Discovery Tours Abercrombie & Kent Travel Micato Safaris Lindblad Expeditions Italian Dream Inc. Travcoa Horizon & Co Natural Habitat Rocky Mountaineer

CRUISE LINES Regent Seven Seas Cruises Crystal Cruises Silversea Celebrity Cruises Seabourn Oceania Cruises Patagonia Cruises by Cruceros Australis Orion Holland America Line Compagnie Du Ponant Yacht Cruises

CRUISE LINES cont. Avalon Waterways Azamara Club Cruises RESORTS AND SERVICES Travelex Insurance Services The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Canyon Ranch Spas Kurtz-Ahlers & Associates The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Hyatt Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

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in the garden

royal gardens The Empress dogwood, the Majesty rose rose, and other new plants add splendor to your Amelia Island garden. BY BETTY MORRELL

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t’s that time of year again when new plants for this season and next season are released. With the weather comfortable for planting, it’s time to start planning on what you would like to see in your garden this coming spring, or to enjoy during the rest of the fall and winter seasons. So many of us have loved the dogwood tree, but haven’t been able to grow them well on Amelia Island, unless they are planted under a live oak, and then they will go dormant in the winter. Happily, a new dogwood tree called Empress of China dogwood (Cornus augustata Elsbry) is now available. This wonderful new tree is an evergreen and it is graceful but vigorous, with loads of flowers. In early summer, each branch will have up to 150 creamy white blooms that will eventually transform into translucent strawberrylike fruit. The Empress of China will add light to your partly shaded garden. The Empress grows to 15 to 18 feet tall and 13 to 15 feet wide. Plant it in welldrained garden soil, fertilize in early spring, and water as needed. You do not have to prune this tree.

TIP O F T HE M O N T H When planting new shrubs, plants, or trees, make sure to dig a hole at least twice as wide as the width of the pot, fill it with water, and place the plant in the hole. Then, backfill with dirt, keeping the plant one to two inches above soil level, water again, and add more soil if needed before mulching.

A beautiful, disease-resistant shrub rose named the Majesty shrub rose produces lovely, deep-red, velvety semi-double blooms. It re-blooms from the spring through the fall. It is an evergreen shrub that is hardy to zero degrees. You can use the Majesty shrub rose as an accent plant, a hedge, as part of a mass planting, or in a container. Plant them in full sun. The Majesty shrub rose will grow three feet tall and three feet wide, and it is a moderateto-fast grower. Plant the Majesty shrub rose in well-drained garden soil. Wait until after the first bloom cycle, then apply fertilizer after the first wave of

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flowering. Do not fertilize it late in the summer. Prune it in early spring when shoots begin to emerge, and deadhead it during the growing season. Amistad Salvia is a very pretty new perennial that has dark purple flowers with almost black calyx. It blooms steadily from spring until the first frost. This lovely plant is solidly built and it has a more densely foliated then other types of guaranitica. As a bonus, the flowers attract lots of butterflies and hummingbirds. This plant is hardy to 23 degrees, is drought-tolerant, heattolerant and, of course, can be planted in your butterfly garden. Amistad Salvia will grow three to four feet high and three feet wide. It grows rapidly in the spring and summer, and it will take full sun to partial shade. Plant it in well-drained garden soil, apply a balanced slow-release fertilizer each spring, cut it back to three inches in early spring to maintain its shape, and water it regularly. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at bamorrell@aol.com. In the meantime, Happy Gardening!

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Celebrate Amelia Island’s Historic District and the Holidays

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BY DICKIE ANDERSON • PHOTOS BY JAN JOHANNES

120 NORTH 6TH STREET – THE PRESCOTT HOUSE Built in 1876 by Josiah Prescott, a union officer stationed on Amelia Island who returned after the war to make his fortune, this is a most elegant home. The Chinese Chippendale trim is unique.

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he sixth annual Amelia Island Museum of History Holiday Home Tour will take place on Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1, kicking off the holiday season on Amelia. This year includes a new restaurant venue, Joe’s 2nd street Bistro, and an exciting new event, “Creating Christmas with Brett.” Each year, organizers strive to feature unique Christmas décor in carefully selected historic homes in historic downtown Fernandina Beach. Area decorators add their special touches to five spectacular homes, open to the public exclusively for this event. Well-known Jacksonville decorator Phoebe Howard, founder of Mrs. Howard, will send a team to decorate one of the houses this year. Other decorators include Donna Haddock of Designing Women; Larry Miller of Island Flower and Garden;

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the staff at The Plantation Shop; Caudie Barrie; and Carol Smith. The talented decorators promise an interesting mix of very traditional Christmas décor and some interesting little twists to make the holidays new and interesting. “This event is the primary fundraiser for our museum each year,” explains Jennifer Harrison, chairman of the 2012 tour. “It has become more and more difficult to attract and find grant money. If we want to continue to offer the highest level of programming, exhibitions and outreach, we must get community support for the museum’s annual tour.” Organizers are pleased to partner with the new owners of Joe’s 2nd Street Bistro, Ricky Pigg and his wife, Mari, who will be offering a wonderful luncheon menu. The restaurant’s charming décor includes the paintings of Ricky’s father, well-known local artist

130 SOUTH 6TH STREET Built in 1903 at the end of Amelia Island’s Golden Era, the two-story frame vernacular features wraparound galleries on both floors. 506 CEDAR STREET Dating back to 1901, this Italianate house with its hip roof and 6/6 windows is known as the Godfrey House. Godfrey was a ship smith, a blacksmith who forged metal parts for ships and boats.

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Well-known local decorator and restaurateur C. Brett Carter will host “Creating Christmas with Brett.”

Ray Pigg, who passed away in December 2011. The menu has been designed to offer some of the traditional elegance of the Victorian era, along with the lighter fare so popular today. Meal choices will include a chicken and spinach Florentine quiche with salad garnish or a warm bacon mixed green salad with feta cheese and candied pecans, tossed in a peach and lavender vinaigrette dressing and topped with grilled shrimp. And that’s not all: guests will also enjoy the restaurant’s signature potato bread, iced tea or coffee, and a gourmet dessert sampler of greentea-sugar, peanut butter, and pecan-chocolate chip cookies. Another very special event—new this year—will take place on both mornings of the tour: “Creating Christmas with Brett.” Renowned island decorator and restaurateur C. Brett Carter will host the event, held at the museum, sharing some

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221 NORTH 4TH STREET This graceful two-story traditional home with strong Queen Anne influence was built in 1899 for Patrick and Angie Kelley. A beautiful garden adds to this home’s charm.

of his favorite holiday decorating tips and some great new ideas for tasty hors d’oeuvres. “Fabulous door prizes are included in this fun-filled morning event,” says event coordinator Carol Ann Atwood. “And afterward, there will still be plenty of time to tour the homes and enjoy lunch at Joe’s.” Those enjoying the home tour, lunch, or “Creating Christmas with Brett” can buy chances to win a wide variety of wonderful items donated from many generous community members. The prizes include dinner and a carriage ride, a blue and gold topaz ring, a spa day, a handmade quilt, a decorated Christmas tree, an original oil painting, handmade evening purse, a bed and breakfast stay, and much more. So get ready for the holidays by participating in one of the many wonderful events planned by Amelia Island’s own very special museum of history.

holiday home tour Tickets are $25 and available at the Amelia Island Museum of History, Amelia Island Visitor’s Center, The Plantation Shop, the Golf Club of Amelia Island, Peterbrooke Chocolatier, Harrison’s Mercantile, and Lindy’s Jewelry. SPECIAL EVENTS New This Year! “Creating Christmas with Brett” Tickets only available at museum. Limited tickets ~ $10 Friday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Amelia Island Museum of History. Coffee and holiday breads, lots of door prizes – and Brett! Holiday Home Tour Lunch at Joe’s Bistro. Limited tickets ~ $18 Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. seatings on both days. To purchase tickets online visit www.ameliahometours.com. Click the “Tickets” banner.

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Doo Wop’s BEST 50’S DINER

For true diner treats—done right—and a fun night out, Doo Wop’s is the place. BY KAREN MILLER • PHOTO BY WILLIAM RASER

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ne of my favorite nights out is a traditional dinner and a movie, the kind reminiscent of Happy Days and Dobie Gillis, if anyone out there remembers those classic television shows. On Amelia Island, the Doo Wop’s Best 50’s Diner is the only place you can get true diner treats like burgers, fries, and shakes, right next to our favorite movie theater, Carmike, located on South 14th Street. My friend, Terry Smith, goes to the movies every week, so we decided to meet for an early dinner at the Doo Wop before the movie started. We began our meal with a couple of Coca Colas, served in diner-style tumblers, and a plate of Fried Green Beans. Here’s a modern twist on 50’s diner fare—a plate of perfectly battered fried and crispy green beans served with ranch dressing for dipping. Delicious! Terry was eager to try the Doo Wop’s Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich served with Onion Rings, and for me, I wanted more of a dinner, so I ordered the Fried Pork Chop served with Sausage Gravy, Sweet Potato Fries, and Collard Greens. Philly Cheese Steak is hard to master, but the Doo Wop gets it right. There must be a good portion of steak and it must be cooked quickly at high heat in order to stay moist and tender. Bingo! And the Doo Wop serves the steak heaped into a warm sub roll that is soft and buttery, with lots of sautéed onions, mushrooms, and peppers, with cheddar cheese melted all over the top. They also serve a condiment cup of red pepper relish. which adds a nice bite and acidic freshness to the dish. The fried onion rings are served with something called “Boom Boom Sauce,” a spicy dipping sauce that is similar to remoulade. The fried pork chop is like a fritter, crunchy and tender, served with homemade sausage gravy that has diced red peppers added to it, a nice touch. The sweet potato fries were crispy as well, and the collard greens were Southern-style scrumptious, slow simmered with bacon. One of the things I love about the Doo Wop is that they offer fourteen side dishes you can have with your meals; some are included with the dish, others are extra, but lots of times I want different things with my

dinners. A few days earlier I ordered their wonderful Hebrew National Hot Dog with Curly Fries and Cole Slaw, which was freshly made. I also like ordering mashed potatoes and gravy, or applesauce, or even beans and rice instead of fries. That’s what real diner food is all about! Even with that filling dinner, I still ordered a Chocolate Malt Shake for dessert. Terry, who claims that he’s not that fond of sweets, practically arm-wrestled me for half of my shake, and exclaimed that he had forgotten how wonderful an authentic

diner milkshake is, topped with chocolate syrup, real whipped cream, and even a cherry. Served with two straws, it was like date night between two good friends. Our server, Cindy, made sure we had plenty to eat and boxed up our leftovers just in time to make our movie, a nice evening out for any night of the week. Owner Lisa Deringer and her son, Jason, are cooking up some true diner favorites at Doo Wop for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They grind their own coffee beans, scoop their own ice cream, and always greet their customers with good, old-fashioned, 50’s-style hospitality.

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dining out

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dining guide 29 South ~ This eclectic bistro has it all; great 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-bistrowinebar.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 round-about 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) 432-8978 or (904) 881-0131. 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. 2610508. www.bonitogrillandsushi.com Lunch: MonFri 11:30am-2:30pm, Sat. 12:00-2:30pm, Dinner: 7 days, 5:30-9:30pm V/MC/AE.

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Meals To Go • Office Lunches

FRESH LOCAL SEAFOOD & STEAKS Beer • Wine • Cocktails OPEN AT 11AM FOR LUNCH AND DINNER

31 N. 2nd St. DOWNTOWN • 261-4749

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Open Monday - Saturday, 8am - 3pm 833 TJ Courson Road Fernandina Beach, FL

904-277-3141 www.nassauhealthfoods.net

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dining out 5472 First Coast Hwy. (located between Ritz-Carlton and Omni AIP)

Monday-Sunday 4:30PM - 9:30PM 904.491.1999 • 904.261.9400 Outdoor dining. Private room available for large parties. Catering and takeout available. Reservations suggested.

Authentic

English Tea Wed-Sun 12:30 to 3 Reservations Required Lunch Mon - Sat 11:30am - 3pm Dinner Fri & Sat 5:30 - 9pm Closed Sundays (904) 432-8213

904-277-4300 • www.hoythouse.com 804 Atlantic Avenue • Historic District

19 South 3rd Street Historic Downtown Fernandina

lunch ~ tues - sat 11:30 - 2 lunch/brunch ~ sun 11:30 - 2 happy hour ~ tues - sat 4 - 6 dinner ~ tues - sat 5:30 - 10 4924 ½rst coast hwy 904.310.6620 www.barzin-bistro-winebar.com palmetto walk shopping village

Ask a local. www.SlidersSeaside.com 1998 South Fletcher Avenue •Amelia Island 904.277.6652 52 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE • NOVEMBER 2012

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, $$$, F. Café Karibo ~ Located on North 3rd St. just off Centre Street in the historic downtown district. It has a cozy interior with a funky, laid-back setting. It’s most striking feature is its naturally shaded outdoor dining patio. Great selection of sandwiches, salads, and soups for lunch. Tasty nightly fresh fish specials, theme nights (Tue: Trivia with Angie. Prizes each night.), and live music in the patio most Friday and Saturday nights. Kid friendly. Vegetarian items on the menu. Open: 11am–9pm Tue thru Sat; Sunday 11am–8pm with lunch menu specials; Mon 11am–3pm. Freshbrewed beer available in the Café and in the brew pub—The Karibrew—located next door. Food prices are relatively low-lunch average $10 pp; dinner $20 pp (generous portions). Le Clos ~ Located in Fernandina’s Historic District, Le Clos serves delicious Provençal dishes, by candlelight and music, in a charming, intimate, 1906 cottage. Patio garden seating available, weather permitting. Eclectic wine list. Monday-Saturday 5:30-9:00 PM. Reservations recommended. 30 South Second Street. (904)261.8100. www.leclos.com. D, $$$, 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. $$$ V/MC/D. David’s Restaurant ~ David’s Restaurant has it all: an amazing Steakhouse & Seafood Menu, upscale atmosphere, and professional service staff, all for your dining pleasure. Relax in our comfortable leather lounge and peruse the Martini and full bar menu. Executive Chef Robert Camp offers prime steaks, Filet Oscar, and our Signature 20oz boneless Ribeyes. English Channel Dover Sole, Maine Lobster, Chilean Sea Bass and a true Surf & Turf. Desserts & breads made on premises. Open 7 days from 5-10pm with the lounge opening at 4pm. Prix Fixe menu available from 5-6:30pm for 35.00 pp plus tax & grat. No high chairs or kids menu. 802 Ash Street. (904) 310-6049. Reservations highly recommended. www. AmeliaIslandDavids.com. España ~ Featuring Old World cuisine from Portugal and Spain, España offers an intriguing menu in a comfortably elegant atmosphere in downtown Fernandina Beach. Owner/chef Roberto Pestana serves mouthwatering tapas like Grouper Ceviche, Portobello al La España, and Shrimp with Garlic, all served with España’s homemade bread. Entrees include a classic Seafood Paella, and a variety of fresh local seafood and meats. España also features an extensive wine list and an excellent homemade sangria. Available for private parties. Reservations recommended. All major credit cards. Open 7 days. 261-7700. 22 South 4th Street. $$$, 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. $$

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dining out Florida House Inn ~ Enjoy Southern cooking at its best. Menu includes 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: Tue. – Fri. 11:30am - 2:30pm; Sat. – Sun. 11:30am - 3pm. Mermaid Bar: Open Wed. – Sun. Drink specials nightly. 22 South Third Street, 904491-3322. L, $$, F Gennaro’s Ristorante Italiano and Pizzaria ~ Authentic Italian cuisine at its finest. Start with our Antipasto or our mussels with white wine or marinara sauce. Accent with luscious wine from our extensive selection. Try our signature dishes, such as Chicken Marsala, Veal Cacciatore with fresh mushrooms, Shrimp Fra’ Diavolo or Veal Piccata with lemon, butter, capers and white wine sauce. Specialty pizzas include Margharita, Chicken Florentine, and Shrimp Feast. 5472 First Coast Hwy (between Summer Beach check-in and Omni AIP), (904) 261-9400 and (904) 491-1999, Mon-Sun 4:00 - 9:30pm. Reservations recommended. Major credit cards. Outdoor dining and private room for large parties. Beer and wine. Gourmet Gourmet ~ Gourmet Gourmet is located between The Ritz-Carlton and AIP at the historical American Beach entrance, on the corner of Lewis Street and A1A. In addition to our fabulous selections of baked goods, appetizers, salads, & entrées to go, we also serve gourmet coffees/cappuccino/espresso with continental breakfast items, brunch, and lunch everyday. A bistro-style dinner menu is served WedSat 5-9pm. AE/MC/ V/DISC 261-8973. Sun-Tues 9am-6pm; Wed-Sat 9am-Seasonal. $$, 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 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

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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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Life is good at the surf! BEER • WINE • COCKTAILS Extensive menu from Lite Bites to Delicious Steaks and Fresh Seafood Open at 11am Daily

20 South Second Street

3199 S. Fletcher Ave. • 261-5711

Fernandina’s First

Reservations recommended. LE CLOS RESTAURANT

Happy Hour Monday-Friday Daily Specials • Entertainment

Fusion Restaurant

Eclectic wine menu.

904-261-8100 www.leclos.com

614 Centre St. 904.261.0508

Dinner

Daily 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Lunch

Mon-Fri 11:30am - 2:30pm Sat 12:00pm - 2:30pm www.bonitogrillandsushi.com

Fine Food & Wine

Intimate Evening Dining Brunch • Catering • Lunch Fall Hours Sun – Mon 9am – 6pm Tues – Sat 9am – 9pm www.GourmetGourmetFood.com 1.2 miles from Amelia Island Plantation • 1.6 miles fromThe Ritz-Carlton At Historic American Beach

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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. 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. 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, $$, F. The Surf ~ Dine indoors or out on our huge, sundrenched deck with views of the ocean across the street. The extensive menu features delicious seafood, steaks, burgers, wraps, salads and Boar’s Head sandwiches. Daily specials include our famous all-you-can-eat wings (Wed. night) and lobster special all day Sunday. Casual, fun atmosphere. Take-out available. Open daily from 11am. 29 TVs throughout. WIFI available. Full service bar. Entertainment every night and weekend afternoons. 3199 S. Fletcher Ave. 261-5711. L, D, $$, F. B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner. $=Entrees under $10, $$=Entrees up to $15. $$$=Entrees over $15. F=Full bar, B/W=Beer & Wine

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Southern belle

This is true Southern style living on Amelia Island. Beautiful custom 3 bedroom home nestled on a ½ acre among moss covered oaks. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac and within walking distance to stores, restaurants and miles of white beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. This lovely split level home features hardwood floors, formal dining room,

downstairs bonus room which is perfect for an office or game room, built in bookcases, spacious kitchen and fireplaces in the family room and master suite. Each level has a private patio overlooking acres of natured filled preserve area. The serenity of the picket fenced rear yard is perfect for pets and gardening. Highly sought after Island location!

For more information on this unique property, call Karen Werling with Prudential Chaplin Williams Realty at (904) 556-9549. 55 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE • NOVEMBER 2012

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3403 Fiddl Fiddler’s ’ B Bend d Vill Villa

Nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac, this 4 BR /3 BA home offers peaceful views of the pool, marsh, and the Intracoastal Waterway. $1,350,000

Enjoy Florida island living in this 3 BR/ 3 BA villa located on the marsh and Intracoastal Waterway. Combines a great location with serene natural views. $399,000

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1114 Beach Walker Villa

Beautiful 3 BR/3.5 BA, 2,809 sq. ft. home overlooking the 7th fairway of the prestigious Long Point Golf Course. $1,395,000

This 2 BR/2 BA villa is located on the 5th floor, and offers a panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean and is the perfect beach home or vacation getaway! $495,000

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This 3-4 BR/3.5 BA multi-level home by Donna Lynne Custom Homes will have Intracoastal Waterway views from almost every room. $2,100,000

Perfect for enjoying sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean, this recently renovated 2 BR /2 BA, 2nd floor villa is just a short walk from the beach. $545,000

Prices subject to change without notice. Sq. ft. is approximate

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UNIQUE REALTY, INC. MARIANN DAHL Owner / Broker

904-261-3900 904-206-2195 mariann@uniqueameliaisland.com

203 Centre St. • Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 KarenWerling@TeamWerling.com • 904.556,9549 www.FindNortheastFloridaHomes.com Southern charm home on half acre of nature filled serenity only a few blocks from the beach. Custom 3 bedrooms, fireplace in living room & master. Bonus/game room. Each floor has private porch.

98 SEA MARSH ROAD

Extraordinary spring and summer sunsets on 1+ acre. This entertainment-oriented home features massive Italian Stone fireplace, designer finishes, an open floor plan, a spa like master bath, and gazebo. Three bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 5,177 sq ft. Below market value for discerning buyer. $1,595,000 See Virtual Tour at www.uniqueameliaisland.com.

1409 WINDSONG

Oceanfront Windsong townhouse with great sweeping ocean and beach views from every room. Great investment numbers and perfect for a second home. Features 1,500 sq. ft., 2 large spacious bedrooms, 2.5 baths, gas fireplace, heated pool, stone shower/baths with georgous glass sinks, and carport. Ready to move in! Fully furnished. $ 799,000 See Virtual Tour at www.uniqueameliaisland.com.

152 LONG POINT DRIVE

Every amenity exists in this well built, 3,150 sq. ft. Rutenberg designed home located in the Long Point community on the golf course. Large eat-in kitchen and family room, wood-burning fireplace, quiet location, split bedroom plan, 3 bedrooms plus office, 3.5 baths, 3 car garage, screened-in pool and spa, and large summer kichen with gas. $ 1,375,000 See Virtual Tour at www.uniqueameliaisland.com.

$400,000 2347 OFFSHORE COURT www.OffshoreCourt.com Spectacular oceanviews from the 49’ rear deck. Gorgeous 3 bedroom, 3 baths, stainless appliances, granite countertops & maple cabinets. One block to the beach & west Egans Creek Greenway.

$440,000 1818 FIRST AVENUE www.AmeliaIslandOceanViews.info Relaxing lifestyle in this Mediterranean Villa in The Preserves. 2,900 sq of living area, 3 bedrooms on main floor and 4th/bonus room upstairs. Private courtyard area. Community pool.

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Rated #1 Agents by an Independent Lab Email: amelia4sale@aol.com (904) 415-1002 - Cell • (904) 261-0347 Office Walk to the golf clubhouse at North Hampton MLS#57134 $330,000 Lee Suggs (904) 517-2540

96334 OYSTER BAY DRIVE $590,000 Fantastic 4BR/4BA canal front home w/ custom trim, granite c-tops throughout, wood floors & 3 car garage. 2-story great room has coffered ceiling, fireplace, built-ins & gourmet kitchen w/ tremendous cabinet and prep space. Summer kitchen, outdoor firepit and more.

96088 OYSTER BAY DRIVE $399,000 Charming 3BR/3BA home w/ blooming garden & canal views. Open floorplan & top-notch kitchen remodel w/ granite island, wine cooler, Viking gas range, Bosch dishwasher & custom cabinets. Study/den could be 4th BR. Wood floors, new tile & screened porch.

Ocean Front Home Large lot 140x400 MLS#000000 $1,375,000 Josie Deal (904) 415-1952

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Custom-built home in Long Point at Amelia Island Plantation MLS#58232 $695,000 Josie Deal (904) 415-1952

Beautiful Resort Home In Amelia Island Plantation MLS# 57594 $895,000 Terri Tennille (904) 415-1002

OYSTER BAY YACHT CLUB Featuring a state of the art work out facility, men’s and women’s locker rooms, full service bar with dining room, wide covered verandas and a swimming pool with expansive views of meandering waterways and Cumberland Island.

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Selling the Amelia Island lifestyle since 1995... Email: claudia.watts@coldwellbanker.com (904) 556-4000 • www.claudiawatts.com Gracious marshfront Elegance and exquisite views. 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3,333 sq. ft. MLS#58377 $1,199,000 Privacy and quality in Historic Old Town. 5 bedsrooms, 3.5 baths, 3,028 Sq. Ft. MLS#57867 $629,000 Oceanfront next to The RitzCarlton. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1,341 Sq. Ft. MLS#58310 $539,500 Like new home in Flora Park off Amelia Island. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2,449 Sq. Ft. MLS#58451 $299,000 Privacy beautifully renovated on the South end. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2,251 SQ. Ft. MLS#58287 $285,000 Nearly new 2-story home just off of Amelia Island. 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3,045 Sq. Ft. MLS#57706 $284,000 Attractive 2-story with wonderful bonus room. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2,288 Sq. Ft. MLS#56412 $189,950

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AMELIA ISLAND LISTINGS AND SALES Summer Beach Resort Summer Beach Resort home offering easy access to the beach in a gated resort community. With four bedrooms, one of which has built-in cabinetry and is used currently as an office, an open, spacious living and dining area filled with natural light and a well organized kitchen and breakfast area overlooking the large screened porch and beautifully landscaped yard. #53400 $499,000

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

Historic District Meticulously restored 1904 home close to Centre St. Heart pine floors and trim work, detailed window designs, and tall oak mantels blend smoothly with the modern elements of the kitchen, featuring top-of-the-line appliances, and the first floor master suite and luxury master bath with a steam shower and Jacuzzi tub. Large closets, spacious laundry room, a garage, studio and brick courtyard round out this special home. #58445 $685,000

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. New pavers surround pool and lanai. Walking distance to the beach and centrally located on Amelia Island. #57333 $359,000

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86905 WORTHINGTON DRIVE

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

Fully bricked 4 br/3 ba home with large iron fenced yard backing to stocked pond. Split bedroom plan with separate mother-in-law suite. Owner has added approx. $30,000 in additional upgrades like stainless steel appliances & 42” cabinets, wrought iron fence in backyard, 28’ X 20’ patio with sidewalk, upgraded landscaping, drip sprinkler system, fully insulated garage with negotiable portable AC and more. Convenient to Jax and Kings Bay. $235,000

86031 MEADOWFIELD BLUFFS

~ Featured Listings ~ CARLTON DUNES AT SUMMER BEACH

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.



OCEAN PLACE AT SUMMER BEACH

Located on the south side of The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. These wonderful condominiums offer the perfect get-away. Competitive pricing, fabulous 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.

Come & Enjoy Our Five Diamond Neighbors

This gorgeous 5100 sq.ft.HC home in a total of 7000 sq.ft. can be the perfect home for large family or boaters. 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. Wells Fargo has renovation loans available for buyer to finance the completion of this designer home on beautiful deep water Lofton Creek. $350,000

770 QUEENS WAY This 1977 home has been completely gutted & remodeled inside. Over an acre with detached “man cave” or game room, and an additional detached 1 car garage with workshop. Kitchen & family room have travertine floors and the rest of the home is wood flooring. Kitchen features custom cabinetry, hooded vent over custom hearth, center island & glass cook top stove. Add’l features include and a 20’ X 40’ in-ground saltwater pool. $369,000

86325 MEADOWFIELD BLUFFS Meander down the custom built walkway to your dock on deep water with 700ft. frontage. Watch the wildlife from your Florida room or your tiled 20’ X 12’ screened porch. Custom built open, split bedroom plan. Hardwood floors and tile though living area of home with carpeted bedrooms. The large, brick gas fireplace is a great focal point in the great room. A 2 car garage is supplemented with a carport and additional shed. $525,000

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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

96321 BAY VIEW DRIVE Magnificent 4BR, 4.5BA w/ over 1,200 ft of porches & screened lanai overlooking marsh views and Lanceford Creek in presitgious Oyster Bay Horbour. The home boasts an elevator to all 3 levels. Spacious living room w/ fireplace. Study w/ french doors & full bath ensuite (easily could be 5th BR). Gourmet kitchen w/ granite, 42” cherry cabinets, all upgraded stainless appliances, gas cooktop. Third floor owners suite w/ balcony. Home has unique in-law or guest suite on the 1st floor w/ full kitchen. MLS#58274. $859,000

LOT 17 LANCEFORD LANE Beautiful 2.55 acre lot overlooking Lanceford Creek. Buildable area approximately 102’ by 300’ with peninsula out to the creek area. Brand new dock has been recently added to the end of the peninsula. This beautiful is located in the gated community Lanceford Creek Plantation. Membership to the Oyster Bay Harbours Yacht Club is available. Building site is Flood Zone X. MLS#40759. $398,000

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UNIT 4 OCEAN PLACE Wonderful condo overlooking the ocean,enjoy beautiful sunrises on your patio. 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. Enjoy golf at Golf Club of Amelia at Summer Beach. MLS#57202. $750,000

208 OCEAN PARK Exceptional views of the Atlantic Ocean from the living room, kitchen, master bedroom and balcony. In excellent condition w/ 30 yr warranty, cushioned-back pergo and new carpets. The floorplan is very open and there are 10 ft ceilings. The complex features a 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. Short term rentals are allowed. The building is very well maintained. MLS#57518. $319,000


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t’s your year to host Thanksgiving dinner. No problem. You’ve done turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, your aunt’s green bean casserole, and even dessert. This year, however, two of your guests are—gasp—wine lovers! Now what? Don’t panic, it’s no big deal. There are a lot of great options available. First, no matter what kind of hors d’oeuvres you’re planning to serve, start with a sparkling wine. It’s the perfect way to kick off the festivities. It can be champagne, cava, or prosecco – all will work just great. Get a couple of the best bottles you can afford and start the meal off right. French champagnes like Veuve Clicquot, Moet, or Piper-Heidsieck are all outstanding. If you prefer domestic, look for Roederer Estate, “J”, or Chandon – all great choices and less expensive than the French champagnes. A Bosco Del Merlo prosecco would also work very well and is even less expensive. Whichever you choose, be sure it’s well-chilled prior to your guests’ arrival. For dinner, some guests will prefer red, others white, so why not serve both? Classic white wines to offer would be chardonnay or sauvignon blanc. While I’m normally not a big fan of big, oaky chardonnays, there are some chardonnays that work very well. The Joel Gott unoaked chardonnay is wonderful, with great fruit, and it is not expensive. The 2009 Domaine Talmard chablis from France is an outstanding French chardonnay that is very reasonably priced. Others might include Sonoma-Sutrer, or 2010 Elizabeth Spencer, a boutique winery that makes great chardonnays. Sauvignon blancs are usually a bit more fruity, many with a citrus hint that goes well with stuffing and cranberry sauce. Cliff Lede, Decoy, and Silverado would be some

excellent choices, as would a Clarendelle from France, which is more Semillon-based with sauvignon blanc added. We tasted this recently at the shop, and it was extremely well received. How about reds? There are so many choices here. Pinot noir is my personal favorite, as it goes well with almost everything on your Thanksgiving table. Both California and Oregon produce excellent pinots. Etude, Benton Lane, Lemelson, and La Crema are all great choices and reasonably priced. Another one of my favorites is red zinfandel. This wine can be fruity, spicy, soft, or full-bodied, but all work with the components of the Thanksgiving table. Try the Edmeades, Rosenblum, or the Joel Gott Napa. I’m really not a big fan of cabernet with turkey, but merlots can work very well because they tend to be softer and have fewer tannins. St. Clement and Decoy both make wonderful merlots that would go very well with everything being served. If you must have something cabernet-based, try a Bordeaux blend, something with cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and cabernet franc. The Steltzner claret would be a great choice and is extremely well-priced for a great Napa blend. There are also French Bordeaux. Look for something from the “right” bank; these are usually merlot-based blends, so they are, again, softer and less tannic.

It’s now dessert time. Of course, if you have a bottle or two of old Port, by all means break it out. A French Sauternes would be great. The Bouchaine Winery’s Bouche d’Or is a terrific dessert wine. These wines are almost syrupy and are very sweet, just perfect with pecan or pumpkin pie and a great finish to your meal. Remember, there are really very few “wrong” wines, so don’t be intimidated. Today’s mantra with regard to wine is “drink what you enjoy and like.” Enjoy the holidays, and enjoy your wine!

Bob Montgomery is the wine buyer at Amelia Liquors North, located next to Publix. He does a free wine tasting every Friday afternoon from 3 to 6 p.m. 64 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE • NOVEMBER 2012

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