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In springtime, we begin to envision the
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fullest expression of nature’s beauty, and
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the great potential in our individual lives
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March is undoubtedly a special month on Amelia. As warmer days start to arrive, along with the beautiful azalea blossoms, we experience a preview of the lovely spring and summer months ahead. The ﬁrst hints of spring are a perennial reminder of all of life’s possibilities. During this dynamic time of year, we begin to envision the fullest expression of nature’s beauty, and that reminds us of the great potential in our individual lives, as well. March also means it’s time for the eagerly anticipated Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. It is appropriate that this event celebrates its 18th year in March, as it is enjoying its own springtime of success. Traveling all around the country and a great many places abroad, when you mention that you’re from Amelia Island, car lovers of all ages and types will sit up and take notice. Renowned for the astounding gathering of famed historic race cars each year, as well as the panels of legendary racers who drove them, this event has come to be known as the “Racers’ Concours.” Yet there’s something for everyone: for those who love the design of the past, there are rows of pristinely restored antique cars; for those who look more to the future, you’ll ﬁnd brand new models and concept cars. If you like both concept and vintage cars, you can even go “back to the future” this year, with an amazing lineup of Cadillac’s rare concept cars for the ﬁfties. Each year, our family tries to get out to this event. With our minivan full of kids, we are not your typical car enthusiasts, yet everyone—from grandparents down to our preschooler—remains in awe of the shapes, colors, contours, and sounds presented in this awesome display of design genius. Whether you go out for the day or just watch the cars line up at Peter’s Point or head downtown for the annual Friday parade, it’s something everyone should experience. Also returning this spring, the Micah’s Place Home & Garden Tour presents its “Passport to Collections through a Lifetime” tour at Osprey Village. It’s a wonderful way to support the important work of Nassau County’s only domestic abuse shelter, while getting a rare glimpse into the rich collections built up over a lifetime by some extraordinary individuals in our community. We also take a look at Nassau Humane Society’s Capital Campaign to build a new shelter, a fabulous home in Old Town in our Island Home feature, great gourmet dining at Gourmet Gourmet in our Eating Scene, and much more. During this month of great potential, we hope you enjoy a springtime of new ideas, events, and plans, both in your home and out and about around Amelia. See you around the island!
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Contributing Photographers Holly Allain, Pam Bell, Elizabeth Wilkes, David Burghardt, Lynne Taylor, Katrin Bell, William Raser
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MARCH 2013 13 Cover Story 2013 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE
This year, “The Amelia,” known around the world as “The Racers’ Concours,” honors driver Sam Posey and the 50th anniversary of three legendary automobiles: the Porsche 911, Ford GT40, and Corvette Stingray.
31 Humane Housing The Nassau Humane Society, where abandoned dogs and cats are cared for and placed in new homes, has launched a capital campaign to replace its dilapidated shelter.
37 Micah’s Place Home & Garden Tour
45 Old Town, New Home
68 Great Homes Of Fernandina
The much-loved Micah’s Place Home & Garden Tour returns with the new “Passports to Collections Through a Lifetime” tour, featuring fascinating collections gathered through interesting lives.
Mike and Jennifer Harrison fell in love with the charming neighborhood of Old Town, and built a beautiful coastal cottage.
The Lewis-Tabby House, constructed from tabby, a mixture of oyster shells and cement, is one of the most distinctive homes in Florida.
ISLANDER MARCH 2013 • VOLUME 26 • NUMBER 2
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ABOUT THE COVER
Everything Amelia The people, events, and history that make Amelia a special place
Galleries & Antiques Amelia’s art galleries & antique stores
In the Neighborhood Proﬁles of area businesses and organizations
Beach Combing Great shopping on Amelia Island
Maps of the Island and downtown, with telephone numbers
Tide Table Tides at the Amelia River
Around Town What’s happening around Amelia Island
Snapshots Islanders out and about
In the Garden Attractive ground cover can add interest to your yard and lessen lawn maintenance.
Eating Scene At perennial island favorite Gourmet Gourmet, Bill and Yamillka Mertens mix old favorites and extraordinary new dishes
Open House Premium real estate offerings on and around Amelia Island
The 2013 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance honors the 50th anniversary of the Corvette Stingray. Photo courtesy of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.
ISLANDER MARCH 2013 • VOLUME 26 • NUMBER 2
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2013 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE MARCH 8 – 10
C E L E B R AT I N G FORD GT40 • CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY • PORCHE 911
BY KAREN MILLER
n an unusual coincidence, three iconic automobiles—the Porsche 911, Ford GT40, and Corvette Stingray—all celebrate their 50th anniversaries this year, and that’s great news for car enthusiasts because all three will be featured at this year’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, which returns to The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island from Friday, March 8 to Sunday, March 10. For those of us who drooled over these cars in high school as we prepared to take our driver’s tests, they still bring a rush of excitement when we see one in person. And even more exciting is the fact that the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, one of the world’s premier auto events, is celebrating its 18th year, wowing us yet again with its collection of rare and extraordinary automobiles, and featuring some of these 50-year-old memorable and beloved gems. “The Amelia” gained signiﬁcant international
prestige when it was nominated for Motoring Event of the Year by the 2011 International Historic Motoring Awards, joining giants such as The Quail, Motorclassica Essen, and Pebble Beach. Bill Warner, founder and co-chairman of the Amelia Concours, was an antique car collector and a writer/photographer at Road and Track Magazine, who, together with Patti Hendrix of The Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island, produced the ﬁrst Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in 1996. The event has grown dramatically over the years, attracting thousands of people to the island each year. Along with the public display of automobiles, held at the Ritz-Carlton and The Golf Club of Amelia Island, the Concours offers various seminars, social events, and auctions, rounding out a fabulous weekend of exceptional autos, their owners, and car enthusiasts from all over the world.
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1969 Porsche 911E coupe
Ford’s GT40 Celebrates Its 50th Birthday This year, the Amelia Concours, known worldwide as “The Racers’ Concours,” will honor and commemorate the landmark Ford GT40. The legendary GT40 was created in 1963 as a racing car and marketing tool for Ford. A year before, Henry Ford II, grandson of the famous founder and chairman of the world’s second-largest automaker, was to purchase Ferrari, when the deal fell through last minute. His revenge? To create the 200-mpg GT40 and win Le Mans for four years in a row, ending a decade-and-a-half of Ferrari dominance in the 24-hour French endurance classic. On June 15, 1969, a GT40 wearing the famous blue and orange of Gulf Research Racing became the ﬁrst car to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice in succession. The 1968/1969 Le Mans-winning GT40 will be part of the Ford GT40 Le Mans team currently scheduled to be the centerpiece of the Amelia Concours.
The Genius of Porsche’s 911 at 50 At 4 p.m. on Friday, March 8, the Concours will present a special seminar entitled “The Porsche 911: Porsche’s Flagship at 50.” The seminar will be staged by a pride of Porsche 911
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Classic cars abound at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance
The crowd at the 2012 Amelia Concours.
legends. Brumos Porsche’s Hurley Haywood, three-time Le Mans and ﬁve-time Daytona 24 Hour winner, raced with Brumos’ Peter Gregg to win the 1973 24 Hours of Daytona, scoring the 911’s ﬁrst major international victory. Joining Haywood will be Brumos Racing crew chief Jack Atkinson, who guided Brumos’ winning Porsche through dozens of championship and race victories, including the 1973, ’75 and ‘78 Daytona 24 Hours and the 1973 12 Hours of Sebring. Other panel members include Alwin Springer, former Porsche Motorsport North America President and CEO, and Vic Elford, 2012 Amelia Concours honoree. Jeff Zwart also joins the group, an award-winning photojournalist and cinematographer, who raced Porsche 911s to victory in the Pikes Peak Hillclimb, along with Peter Schutz, a man that many Porsche insiders and enthusiasts consider the savior of the 911. The only American to serve as Porsche Auto Group CEO is joined on the all-star seminar panel of 911 legends by famous Porsche designer Harm Lahaajj. “The Porsche 911 is one of those classic shapes, instantly recognizable from any angle, in any light, and at any speed,” says Warner, who has owned and driven 911s for decades.
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1963 Cherolet Corvette Stingray
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PHOTO COURTESY OF JOE BORTZ
1955 Motorama LaSalle
Top, above and right: Some of the variety of vehicles on display at the Concours.
“Visually and dynamically, there is no other car like the 911. It’s the heart and soul of the company and one of the most desirable automobiles in the 127 year history of Porsche.” A vast array of signature Porsche 911s will be on display all weekend.
Corvette Stingray Seminar Celebrates 50 Years A ﬁne selection of Corvette Stingrays will be the focus of the 18th Amelia Concours, with a seminar on Friday night that unveils the brand new 2014 Stingray, available for sale later this year. Peter Brock drew the original design for the classic automobile when he was just 19 years old, and seminar-goers will have the opportunity to meet the Stingray’s creator, who at the time was the youngest designer to work at General Motors. “Pete Brock is our Leonardo Da Vinci,” says Warner. “He’s still working today, and he’s brilliant.” The new Stingray will be on the fairway for public viewing both Saturday and Sunday, along with a vast selection of other vintage and signiﬁcant Stingrays.
1955 Motorama LaSalles to Debut at “The Amelia” The LaSalle show cars built for the 1955 General Motors Motorama will be featured at the show this year on March 10. Presented by Chubb Personal Insurance, in partnership with the Bortz Auto Collection of Highland Park, IL, the two featured cars, an unrestored sedan and a newly restored roadster will be seen in public for the ﬁrst time in 57 years. Joe Bortz has been on the cutting edge of dream car discoveries for over 40 years, and his dream cars from the ﬁfties are certain to delight auto aﬁcionados who attend the event. Although the two cars include an advanced fuel injected double overhead cam aluminum V-6 engine, they were never functional, and were intended to be driven by electric motors for show purposes only. In keeping with current technology, Bortz has restored the roadster to run on electric power. Concoursgoers will have the opportunity to see these cars in action for
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PHOTO COURTESY AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE
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One of the many unusually designed cars on display at the Concours.
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Sam Posey in his Formula 1 racecar.
2012 Best in Show winning vehicles. 2003 Cadillac Sixteen
the ﬁrst time ever. Bortz discovered the cars in 1988 in the Warhoops scrap yard in suburban Detroit, where they were to be destroyed on orders from General Motors executives. It was through Bortz’ passion and dedication that the cars were saved and preserved.
year, including the 1961 El Dorado Chicago Auto Show car once owned by pro golfer Walter Hagen, and the massive 1000-horsepower 2003 Cadillac Sixteen. “Cadillac’s Concept Cars are not just interesting style exercises,” says Warner. “They are important for the entire automotive industry.”
Cadillac Concept Cars Star at Amelia Concours
Sam Posey is Honoree at Amelia Concours This Year
A ﬂeet of Cadillac’s rare and mythic Motorama and Detroit Auto Show Concept Cars will take to the ﬁeld, or rather, the golf course this year. Featured on the 10th and 18th fairways, the Cadillac Concept Cars of the 1950’s were all created as the stars of GM’s Motorama shows. Created under the supervision of GM’s legendary styling chief, Harley Earl, many of these vehicles were not meant to be driven, but only to be shown, and then crushed. Thankfully, orders to destroy these cars were often ignored. These Cadillacs carried the future in their lines, options, trim, and colors, including the headlight style, and even sliding doors, predating the design nexus of all minivans. Nine of Cadillac’s Concept Cars will be featured in the show this
Sam Posey started out his career as an amateur sports car racer, and graduated to the Can Am and Trans Am. Posey raced the Sunoco Camaro for Roger Penske in 1968 in the Trans Am series, and Chevrolet won the championship based on the Penske team effort. Mark Donohue was the lead driver and he won a remarkable 10 of 13 races. Posey’s ﬁrst race was at Bridgehampton, where he ﬁnished 3rd. As an endurance racer, Posey appeared at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on ten occasions and ﬁnished in the top 10 ﬁve times. His best ﬁnish was 3rd position during the 1971 competition, in which he drove the Ferrari 512M. He also won the 1975 12 Hours of Sebring, teaming with three other drivers. He
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Timeless designs that work for you. www.AmeliaIslander.com
Lamborghini Marque site at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island beginning Wednesday prior to the show day. The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is located at 4750 Amelia Island Parkway on Amelia Island. The hotel can be reached at (904) 277-1100.
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In addition to the other 50-year-old celebrated vehicles, the Lamborghini Marque is also observing its 50th birthday at the Concours this year. There are numerous events and seminars going on throughout the weekend that include a Rolls-Royce Wine Maker’s Dinner, the Club Amelia Show, the Porsche Driving Experience, and a Marque Car Road Show that concludes in downtown Fernandina Beach for public display. Information about times and prices are all available on the show’s web site. The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is held at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, and The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach, on the 10th and 18th fairways, on Sunday, March 10th. Tickets may be purchased on line at www.ameliaconcours.org/shop/tickets.asp. For more information about all the weekend events, you may call the Concours ofﬁce at (904) 636-0027. The Concours staff will be on
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A wide array of vehicles from sleek racecars to curvy classics will be on display at this years Concours.
participated in two Formula One world championship events, the 1971 and 1972 United States Grand Prix, retiring from the ﬁrst and ﬁnishing 12th in the second, thus not scoring any championship points. He drove Surtees cars on both occasions. He also competed in a single NASCAR Grand National (predecessor to Nextel Cup) event, the ﬁrst race of the 1970 series, held on the Riverside International Raceway road race course in Riverside, California. Posey went on to become an auto racing commentator for ABC Sports. A man of many talents, Posey is also an artist, painter, and author. He will enter the ﬁeld to greet guests, on Sunday, March 10, along with his ﬂeet of race cars from his diverse and eclectic career.
Over $2 Million in Donations to Local Charities Recently, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Foundation, Inc. presented a check to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida for $100,000, bringing “The Amelia’s” total donations to local charities to over $2 million since the Concours’ inception in 1996. Other charities receiving donations include Spina Biﬁda of Jacksonville, the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society, and the Shop with Cops programs of Fernandina Beach and Nassau County. “These organizations provide much needed service and comfort to the North Florida community,” says Warner. “To be able to support these groups says much about the extraordinary generosity of spirit of the people of the First Coast. We’re privileged to be able to help.”
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ROWLAND’S UPHOLSTERY PLUS CELEBRATES 60 YEARS This year, Rowland’s Upholstery Plus is celebrating their sixtieth year in business, proud to be the oldest surviving business in Nassau County that has been owned by the same family. Opened in 1953 by Willard Rowland and Earl Rowland in the building where the Crab Trap Restaurant is now located, Rowland’s Upholstery offered upholstery and furniture. In 1955, their brother, Lewis Rowland, joined the business and soon bought out William and Earl, moving the business to its present location and expanding to become a full-scale custom decorating showroom. Today, the owners are Arlene RowlandScott and Wallace Rowland, Lewis’s children. Clayton Rowland, Wallace’s son, has recently joined the business. “We do all of our work in-house,” says Arlene. “All of it is hand-sewn and custom upholstered. It’s a ﬁne art.” Today, Rowland’s Upholstery Plus offers upholstery, custom-built upholstered furniture, draperies, valances, bedding, carpeting, and more, and Rowland’s clients are as loyal as ever. “We love our customers and are so grateful to them for their business,” says Arlene. Rowland’s has plans for specials and events throughout March to celebrate. For more information, call (904)261-5842, visit wwwRowlandsUpholsteryPlus.com, or stop in at 1120 So. Eighth Street.
On Saturday, April 6, the Amelia Island Jazz Festival will hold its second annual Big Band Bash, featuring the Dynamic Les DeMerle 17-Piece Orchestra with vocalist Bonnie Eisele. “This year’s show will include jazz singer and WJXT television personality Sam Kouvaris, with a special tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes called ‘Celebrating Sinatra,’” says DeMerle. The event will be held from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. in the Amelia Ballroom at the Omni Hotel and Resorts at Amelia Island Plantation and includes cocktails, dinner, ballroom dancing, and a silent auction. “In addition to some memorable Frank Sinatra material, we’re planning an energetic program of classic swing arrangements from Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, and more,” DeMerle added. Tickets are $75 per person, with discounts available for tables of eight. Proceeds will beneﬁt the educational and entertainment programs of the 2013 Amelia Island Jazz Festival. Tickets are available online at www.ameliaislandjazzfestival. com or at The UPS Store (next to Publix at Sadler Road), and the AIFBY Chamber of Commerce at Gateway to Amelia. For more information, visit www. ameliaislandjazzfestival.com, call the Festival Hotline at (904) 504-4772, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
INSIDEOUT HOME & GARDEN PRESENTS DÉCOR D’ELEGANCE MARCH 7-9 During Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance weekend, join InsideOUT Home & Garden each day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a special event called “Décor d’Elegance: User-Friendly Art for the Home, Garden and You!” InsideOUT is well-known for presenting a gallery of unique furnishings and accessories with a chic, modern appeal, while using a mix of contemporary and traditional pieces. The show will emphasize high quality and superior design with an exciting array of unique pieces, such as tabletop botanicals, glass coasters and votives, and local imagery placemats. On display will be the creative photography of Ann Kemp, known for her captivating coastal, botanical, and abstract imagery. Also featured is skilled glasswork by award-winning fused glass and mosaic artist Denise Murphy, plus custom botanical garden art by professional horticulturist Phillip L. Standifer, whose aesthetic creations use dramatic imported pots and vases to create a beautiful focal point in your home or garden. And designer Sarah Crone will present her unique, custom-made, uni-sized clothing, feauring kimonos, tunics, and capes, created with only natural fabrics. For more information, call (904) 491-1199 or visit www.insideouthomeandgarden.com.
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wo years ago, Joe Winston, a ceramics artist and painter, received an organ transplant that saved and changed his life. A member of the Island Art Association, Winston realized during his recovery that his art could do more than just grace the homes of his clients; it could perhaps help someone else receive an organ transplant, as he had. In March, he will be the Association’s featured artist, exhibiting his ceramics, pottery, paintings, and photography, while donating twenty percent of all sales to the Katie Ride for Life. The Katie Ride was created in 2005 to raise awareness about organ donation and to support the Katie Caples Foundation’s education program. Although only 17, Katie Caples touched more people than most do in a lifetime. Her ultimate act of generosity was the decision to become an organ donor. Katie was driving home on April 18, 1998, from a March of Dimes walk in Jacksonville, when she was killed in a car accident. She provided the gift of life to ﬁve recipients, aged 9 to 62, and enhanced the lives of dozens more because of her decision to be an organ donor.
Winston, a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, worked for years as an industrial designer before he retired. Working in New York City, Joe created components and textiles for televisions, stereos, ofﬁce furniture, and many other items before moving to Amelia Island. He has been an active member of the Island Art Association since 1995. Joe’s specialty craft as a ceramics artist is designing gigantic bowls, no easy feat for even experienced potters and craftsmen. But he also creates smaller pieces, like his popular turtle mugs. Just a few months ago, Joe was ofﬁcially discharged from Mayo Clinic, his organ transplant a complete success. Joe’s work will be on display at the Island Art Association on North Second Street throughout the month of March. The Island Art Association is a non-proﬁt cooperative of local artists in Fernandina Beach and Nassau County, whose goal is to further the arts and ﬁne art education. For more information, call the gallery at (904) 261-7020 or visit their website at www.islandart.com. You can visit Joe’s website at www.joewinstonceramics.com.
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in the neighborhood
Front Row (Left to Right): Honey Deacon, Chrystal Opheim, Katherine Bean, Leslie Clemons, Amy Jackson, Tracy Bowen, Erin D’Agostino, Ollie Cook, & Augustin Martinez Back Row (Left to Right): David DeMay, Jason Hill, Clayton Boggs, Ed Bennett, Sean McCaffrey, Barry Shuman, & Sean Music
reat windows start with great window treatments, but who wants to wait weeks to get them? Typically, when it’s time to update the window treatments in your home, you have to purchase from a home center and wait a month or sometimes longer to get them. That’s why Bill Scheff and his wife, Jean, decided to open up their own business, Great Windows of North Florida, in Fernandina Beach. When the couple lived in northern Virginia, they were accustomed to purchasing blinds and shades through a company in Jessup, Maryland, who would manufacture their custom-made blinds in just one day. Bill had sold his computer software business and was enjoying spending his time riding his 3-wheel orange trike around the island and sipping coffee downtown at Amelia Island Coffee. But, when he saw a need for top quality, quick-turnaround window treatments on the island, he came out of retirement and opened Great Windows. “We carry everything from mini-blinds to plantation shutters,” says Bill. “All products are custom made and shipped via FedEx at no charge, and we install, rather than sub-contract, to insure absolute customer satisfaction.” Next Day Blinds Corporation (NDB) has 34 retail stores in the DC area, and they manufacture all products to order under the Great Windows® brand. Bill’s business is No. 1 in the U.S. of all NDB dealers, and his trike-riding, coffee-sipping days are over. “I love the window treatment business,” says Bill. “My only goal is for my customer to be happy!” For more information, call (904) 261-3340 or email Bill at: email@example.com.
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The Golf Club of Amelia Island
ince The Golf Club of Amelia Island opened in 1987, the club’s service to its members has set a precedent for excellence on the island. And, while the club’s membership has grown through the years, along with its amenities and social activities, the Golf Club’s staff has maintained the same high level of warmth and personal caring for which they have been wellknown for the past twenty-ﬁve years. “We know all our members by name, and we provide a warm and inviting welcome to our guests,” says Membership Director Katherine Bean. In July 2012, The Golf Club of Amelia Island was purchased by Concert Golf Partners, and their goal is to continue and enhance its tradition of excellence. “The Golf Club of Amelia Island is a special place to meet friends and share good times with the family,” says Director of Golf David DeMay. DeMay’s Golf Academy ensures that members receive the most comprehensive instruction available, so they can get the most from their game. “We offer a variety of lessons and training packages to meet everyone’s needs and skill levels.” The club also provides a superb dining experience and a variety of social opportunities for their guests, including weddings and other special events. “Whether you envision an intimate wedding or a weekend of activities with friends and family, our planner will work closely with you,” says Katherine. For more information about The Golf Club of Amelia Island, call (904) 277-8015 or visit their web site at www.golfclubofamelia.com.
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Beautiful Brahmins Brahmin purses are made of the ﬁnest leather and come in a wide variety of stunning styles, like this Vivian Gold Luna, in wonderfully supple real dyed calf fur ($395), the Melbourne Collection tortoise Mini Asher tote ($225), and the Tucker Tablet ﬂap clutch, puff color block ($245). New colors for spring are arriving soon! Available at Debonair, 2380 Sadler Road. (904) 261-6993.
Elegant Jackets The perfect lightweight jacket for that extra special occasion is never easy to ﬁnd, but Evelyne Talman has it, in assorted colors, for $98. Find it, and much more, at Evelyne Talman, in the Harris Teeter Shopping Center, First Coast Highway and South Fletcher Avenue. (904) 491-4878.
Enchanting Emerald The Pantone color of the year is emerald green, and it’s at Lindy’s! This vivid, pear-shaped emerald is surrounded by diamonds, all set in 18 karat white gold. Available for $4,989 at Lindy’s, located in the Historic District of Fernandina Beach, at 202 Centre Street. (904) 277-4880.
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Nassau Humane Society raises money to build a new shelter BY KAREN MILLER
ince its founding in 1989, the Nassau Humane Society has found new homes and new lives for thousands of homeless dogs and cats, providing food, shelter, and medical care for abandoned and abused animals to prepare them for adoption. But the shelter on Airport Road, which has served animals and their human companions well for over 30 years, is now nearly 40 years old and in desperate need of replacement. The Nassau Humane Society board reached the decision not to waste money trying to ﬁx the unﬁxable shelter, where the outdoor dog kennels have no heat or air conditioning and offer only minimal protection from cold winters and long, hot summers. Several of the buildings, such as the cattery, are little more than small trailers and were never meant to be permanent. The entire facility needs repair and expansion to adequately serve the homeless pet population. With the appointment of Brandy Carvalho as executive director on January 1, the new shelter is no longer just a pipe dream, but soon to be a reality as she heads up the capital campaign for a brand new building. “I’m very excited about our new building,” says Carvalho, who had been volunteering at the shelter for many months before her appointment. “Besides the new kennels, the building will have an adoption area, reception area, and an after-hours medical facility.” She goes on to say that the indoor kennels and cattery will provide a low-stress environment for the animals, who are already suffering from abandonment or abuse. Animals that are less stressed are more adoptable and transition better into their new families. Carvalho herself has adopted three cats from the shelter, after ﬁrst fostering the animals, and so have many of the over three hundred volunteers who help at the Humane Society. “Our volunteers’ number one priority is animal welfare,” says Carvalho. “The board’s good communication with these volunteers is what has made the Nassau Humane Society so successful in getting our animals adopted through our various fund-raising and awareness campaigns. We’re reaching out, and we’re getting a great response for our new building.”
Indeed, the City of Fernandina Beach has committed to match half of every dollar the Nassau Humane Society raises in their capital campaign, up to $500,000. Corporate funding, naming opportunities, fundraisers like Pasta for Paws, Parade for Paws, and the group’s Second Chance Thrift Shop are all ways that Nassau Humane Society is raising money for the new building. “We’re getting creative,” says Carvalho. “We’ll even host house parties, tours of the shelter, and other events to get
Above: The dilapidated outdoor dog kennels at the Nassau Humane Society shelter. Top: Aurora, an Alaskan Malamute rescued by the Nassau Humane Society.
people to come see what we’re trying to do here, and hopefully donate time or money to help us reach our goals.” But the Nassau Humane Society is having an even broader impact on the community with its Spay/Neuter Program, the construction of Amelia Island’s own Dog Park, and the way it integrates pet adoption into other non-proﬁt events. More animals that the Humane Society handles are adopted than not—over ﬁve hundred last year—and their success stories are inspiring. continued on page 52.
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In a time of theme-park extravaganzas, laser-light shows and a multitude of pricey souvenirs, sometimes it’s good to stop and remember what family vacation is truly about. But here on Amelia Island, couples rediscover each other on an island ripe with history and Victorian charm, and where the South comes to loosen its collar for seaside living. Come unwind in this place that Time decided to pass gently by, and ﬁnd yourself slowed to its carriage-drawn pace.
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MARCH 14-16, 21-23
Watch nature unfold as you Segway from the beach to a primitive maritime forest. Guides will interpret this fascinating plant and wildlife habitat. 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.
Alex Elman will be at Nassau Health Foods and the Mustard Seed Café from 2 to 5 p.m., sampling her line of organic, sustainably produced wines. Known as the “ Blind Wine Chick”, Alex has been proﬁled by many national news organizations, including CBS This Morning and The New York Times. For more information, call 904-277-3158 or visit Alex’s website at www.aewines.com.
Paul Massing Exhibit
Organic Wine Tasting
Daily Segway Tours
Amelia Island International Wine and Food Tasting Amelia Island Sunrise Rotary announces the ﬁrst annual Amelia Island International Wine and Food Tasting to be held at 7 p.m. at the Amelia Island Museum of History. Those attending will wander from room to room sipping wine, nibbling on tasty samplings, and absorbing Amelia Island’s fascinating history. Tickets are $45 and available at First Coast Community Bank’s Amelia Island and Yulee branches. For more info, call (904) 358-2750.
Handy Dandy at New Visions Congregational Church At 2 p.m., the New Visions Congregational Church will present a staged reading of Handy Dandy, directed by Debbie Strait, and featuring Jan Cote-Merow and Steve Rawls. The performance is part of a community outreach program intended to bring about discussion on topical subjects. There will be a reception and discussion after the performance. For more information or to make reservations, call (904) 321-0846.
MARCH 2, 3
Amelia Garden Show
You’re invited to a spring reception for expressionist artist Paul Massing. The show features a stunning suite of his newest work. The reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Seventh Street Gallery at 14 South 7th Street (across from Lulu’s). The show can also be viewed the following two Saturdays during the farmers’ market hours, 9 to 1 p.m. As this is a historic property, it is not handicap accessible. For more information, call (904) 432-8330.
MARCH 9, 16, 23, 30
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 info, visit www.ameliafarmersmarket.com.
MARCH 8, 9, 10
Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance The 18th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance will be held at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island and The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach, featuring collectible and antique cars from around the world, notable car enthusiasts, auctions, and more. For information and to purchase tickets visit: www. ameliaconcours.org.
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 infor, call (904) 305-2608.
Yoga Event at Fiﬁ’s Fine Resale Ladies are invited to join Gianna Suarez, Go Yoga Amelia Owner at 6 p.m. at Fiﬁ’s Fine Resale, 1853 South 8thStreet, to learn how yoga empowers, inspires,and energizes, and experiencing a yoga demonstration in a friendly environment. Treats will be served. The event is free, but an RSVP is requested no later than Tuesday, March 12, by calling (904) 277-4430.
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The Amelia Community Theatre Guild will present Broadway Our Way, a musical revue directed by Jill Dillingham, featuring music from Chess, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, and Starlight Express. Presented at ACT’s Studio 209 Theatre with open seating. All seats are $15. You can purchase tickets online at www.ameliacommunitytheatre.org, or call the box ofﬁce at (90) 261-6749.
Empower Kids Golf Tournament Florida Public Utilities presents a golf tournament to support Communities in Schools of Nassau County. The event is to be held at Amelia River Golf Club. Tee-off is 12:30 p.m. Cost is $500 per foursome and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, door prize tickets, lunch, and awards ceremony. Register by phone at (904) 321-2000, or online at www.CISNassau.org/ Evenets.html
Third on 3rd
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 offer a diverse selection of art. For information, call (800) 226-3542, or visit ameliaisland.com.
Amelia Community Theatre Musical Revue
Second Saturday Artrageous Artwalk
The Amelia Island Garden Show will return to Central Park in Fernandina Beach, featuring growers and nurseries from around the state who will offer a full assortment of ﬂowers and plants, fruit trees, exotic ferns, orchids, herbs, container gardens, native plants, butterﬂy-friendly plants, shrubs, garden art, stepping stones, and more. Tickets are $4 for one day and $5 for two days. For more info, go to www.ameliagarden.com.
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 the museum’s website at www.ameliamuseum.org.
Amelia Island Film Festival The Amelia Island Film Festival will screen narrative and documentary ﬁlms by independent ﬁlmmakers from around the world, at various venues around Amelia Island. Visit www. ameliaislandﬁlmfestival.org for more information.
Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library Book Sale Choose from thousands of books in dozens of categories, most priced just $.50 to $3.00. Preview sale for Friends of the Library membersonly will be held Thursday, 5 – 7 p.m. Sale is open to the public Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Located at the Peck Center Gym, 516 South 10th Street. For information on membership or events, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nassaureads.com and click on Friends of the Library. To have your event featured here, email all of the information to email@example.com.
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Collections of a Lifetime Micah’s Place Home and Garden Tour returns with “Passport to Collections Through a Lifetime” at Osprey Village BY DICKIE ANDERSON PHOTO BY HOLLY ALLAIN PHOTOGRAPHY
he Amelia Island Home & Garden Tour, which began twelve years ago to raise much-needed funds for Micah’s Place, Nassau County’s only shelter for victims of domestic abuse, has returned this year, with a new twist. Four gracious homeowners and two model properties at Osprey Village will open their doors to the public for the Home and Garden Tour, and the homeowners will share the stories behind the unique collections they have accumulated in their lifetimes. Anne Entriken and Sue Braddock, chairs of this year’s event, are thrilled with the theme they developed with the help of Dana Sargent, Executive Director, and Mary Hamburg, Director of Member Services, at Osprey Village. “The ‘Passport to Collections Through a Lifetime’ event is a perfect partnership. We can show off our extraordinary community, while partnering with Micah’s Place to raise money for their important work,” shared Entriken and Braddock. Micah’s Place is the only certiﬁed domestic violence center serving Nassau County. Their mission is to provide prevention and intervention services to victims of domestic violence. Many programs are offered to provide programs and education to audiences of all ages including school age children to effect change in behavior and attitudes that may prevent future domestic violence. Four very special homes will be shared with those going on this year’s tour. Art Reeve quips that his home is a garden sanctuary on the outside and “everything our children rejected” on the inside. Overlooking the Ocean Links Golf Course, the view is expansive, with ﬂowering plants and carefully selected and placed yard art, while inside are one-of-a-kind treasures and collections. Barbara Ellis, who grew up near Woodstock, New York, has accumulated art from her family, antique crystal from her grandparents, and a unique rug from her great-grandparents. Her favorite room is her den, where she proudly displays her autographed picture of Arnold Palmer and other golf memorabilia of a favorite sport. George and Fran Davenport boast one of the ﬁnest collections of New Orleans-style jazz in the country, over 800 CDs strong, which can be heard in any room of the home through the extensive sound system. The Davenport’s
Passport to Collections Through a Lifetime Micah’s Place Home & Garden Tour Saturday April 13 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Tickets: $25 in advance and $30 at the door Groups of 10 or more: $20 each Lunch available at the Osprey Village Dining Room from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. • Price: $20 Tickets available at the Purple Dove Resale Shop; The Golf Club of Amelia; Front & Centre; The Plantation Shop at Palmetto Walk; Harrison’s Mercantile; Ballast Pointe Trading Company in Kingsland www.micahsplace.org • (904) 491-6364 All proceeds go to Micah’s Place, our shelter for victims of domestic violence in Nassau County.
traveled extensively during their life and their home showcases treasures gathered from around the world. One of the most treasured keepsakes is a framed collage featuring George’s greatgrandfather’s service medal and discharge papers as a soldier in the Civil War. He was a survivor of the Battle of Gettysburg and he shook the hand of President Abraham Lincoln. continued on page 52.
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snapShots AT THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS’ ANNUAL BENEFIT AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, AMELIA ISLAND
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AT THE 4TH ANNUAL AMELIA COMMUNITY THEATRE GUILD’S “DINNER OF DINNERS”
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AT A MEETING OF THE DUNCAN LAMONT CLINCH HISTORICAL SOCIETY
EMMY LOU SORUM AND JOY RINGLE
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AT THE AIFBY CHAMBER’S ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER AT OMNI AIP
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snapShots AT BARNABAS CENTER’S BUILDING CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF AT THE GOLF CLUB OF AMELIA
JIM MAYO, NANCY MAYO AND KATIE CARR
SHELLY ANDERSON, ANDY SCOTT AND GREG TRUE
LESLIE RITTER, MIMI ELWELL AND BARBARA BOOKMAN
MAC & KAY MCCAFFREY AND AL BRANDS
AT A SUNTRUST PRIVATE WEALTH MANAGEMENT DINNER & DISCUSSION AT WALKER’S LANDING
CHRIS BURGIN, PAUL CONDIT, AND JOHN GRIFFIS
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MARILYN & KEITH ERDAHL, ANDREW BOB TOUCHETTE, ROY PRICE, SEIBERT, SANDY WOODS, BOB SAWYER TODD MITCHELL, AND RAY ORTON
AT THE MONTESSORI SCHOOL’S “A MOONLIGHT AFFAIR” ANNUAL GALA AT OMNI AIP
JAELA BRAND, MARTIN KULHANEK, KATHARINE MONAHAN, ABBY BEAN, ANNETTE BELL, AND MARKETA KULHANEK AND GAYLE DAVIS
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NANCY DICKSON WITH REBECCA & DAN AYERS
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in the garden Partridgeberry
ground control Attractive groundcover can add interest and lessen lawn maintenance
BY BETTY MORRELL
ren’t we lucky? We had a really mild winter this year, and the trees are sporting their bright spring colors and ﬂowers are just bursting to show off their beautiful colors. Spring is such a wonderful time of the year! It is time to start cleaning up your beds. Leaves out, plants and mulch in. Trim the plants that need shaping and give them a little fertilizer. Loropetalum, spirea, and azaleas get cut back when they have ﬁnished blooming. For those of you who like to have a vegetable garden, now is the time to put in the colder weather plants, then seeds for green beans, squash, cucumbers etc. I like to get small tomato plants rather than planting seeds; they seem to have a better chance of surviving (at least for me). An interesting ground cover for sun-to-part-shade is Green Carpet, aka Rupture Wort (Herniaria glabra). This is a trailing plant under two-to-three inches tall, with crowded, tiny bright green leaves less than a quarter-inch long. The bloom is negligible. This plant is grown as an evergreen perennial, and the foliage turns a beautiful bronzy red in the winter. There’s some color when you want it!
TIP O F T HE M O N T H For really large tomatoes, put Epsom salts and sugar in the planting hole before placing the tomato bush. Then, repeat the application once a week around the tomato plants. (This is a tip from an old farmer.)
The herniaria is a European herb. The variegated form can easily pass for variegated thyme (called Sea Foam). They have tiny white ﬂowers that appear in mid-summer, but they are too small to see and the bees ignore them. The herniaria Green Carpet tolerates dry conditions, but likes a good deep drink of water during droughts. Green Carpet spreads well by rooting stems, but it won’t grow out of control. Use it between stepping stones, on mounds, around rocks, or in parking strips. It will endure occasional footsteps, but not constant trafﬁc. Make sure the soil is well-drained. When I lived on Long Island, I had a favorite groundcover called Partridgeberry, aka Twinberry (Mitchella repens), which is also hardy for this area.
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Partridgeberry is a very attractive small, creeping evergreen plant, native to much of eastern North America. It has roundish leaves less than one-inch long, borne in pairs along trailing, rooting stems. Paired small, pretty white ﬂowers appear in late spring or early summer, which are followed by bright red berries less than a quarter-inch in width. It is a small-scale ground cover best seen near eye-level, like on a shady bank or above a wall. It needs steady moisture and soil with plenty of organic matter. Here’s one for the books—a ground cover (Dichondra micrantha) that is a lawn substitute! It is a ground-hugging plant that spreads by rooting surface runners. Small round leaves that look like miniature water lily pads grow oneto-two inches in height and ﬂower from March to May. It is happy in sun to partshade, and the cover arises very dense. Dichondra micrantha works well between stepping stones, as well as in lawn areas. One pound of seed covers 1,000 square feet. If you have any questions, you can email me at email@example.com. In the meantime, Happy Gardening!
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Recycled windows and doors from a home being torn down in Georgia are a perfect ﬁt for the cozy living room. Inset: A comfy hammock on the cottage’s front porch offers views of the Amelia River.
ike and Jennifer Harrison have had many homes in a wide variety of environments, from Stratford-On- Avon, England to Denver, Colorado, from Gainesville, Florida to Old Town on Amelia Island. The Harrisons discovered the charm of Old Town while living and working in Gainesville and they were attracted to the small community, where the river, marsh, and creek are closeat-hand. A camping trip to Fort Clinch more than twenty years ago resulted in the land purchase where their cozy cottage sits today. The house offers amazing views of the Amelia River across the San Carlos Plaza, the original parade grounds for the fort which once stood there. Property in Old Town is laid out in the traditional Spanish style, which divides the land into small peonias (one-tenth of an acre). The Harrison house sits on
old town new house BY DICKIE ANDERSON PHOTOS BY DAVID BURGHARDT, ISLAND PHOTOGRAPHY
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peonias, not a traditional acre or portion of an acre. Through the years, the Harrison family would camp on their property and dream of the house they would eventually build. The Old Town cottage is the third house that the couple has built. Two of their homes offer dramatic contrasts. “We’ve only had two especially designed and built for us,” says Jennifer. “One was at an elevation of 8,000 feet on top of a mountain in Colorado with, views to the Continental Divide that were fabulous, and our Old Town home here at elevation 20 feet on top of a prehistoric Indian village, with views across the Amelia River. Quite a difference!” Originally designed to be an escape house, the ﬁrst design for the Old Town house was a modest 1200 square feet. As they spent more time on the island, they determined it was to be their full-
Top: The master bedroom showcases the simplicity in decor that characterizes the Harrison cottage. Inset: Nautical elements complement Old Town’s unique natural setting.
time home and expanded the design to 2000 square feet, including an adjoining carriage house. Although not a large house, its design uses every square inch to create an easy, comfortable living space. Particular attention in the design was devoted to creating spaces for their eclectic menagerie of family heirlooms, furniture, and artwork collected through the years. A stately grandfather clock offers a striking focal point as you enter from the west porch. It’s been in Mike’s family since the 1850’s. The pendulum causes a fully-rigged sailing ship to swing to and fro. A bench (or settle) was made by Jennifer’s Norwegian grandfather, who was an architect, sculptor, professional photographer, woodworker—a true Renaissance man. The artwork throughout the house is
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simple and striking. A colorful fabric art piece hangs in the kitchen, the creation of Reverend Patricia Sheppard, a Gainesville artist, who has commissioned artwork hanging in Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville. The piece depicts the Harrison family history while living in the United States and includes their years in Colorado and in Florida. Most striking are the paintings of English artist James Dodds. The Harrisons discovered him while in Wivenhoe, England, and they own ten pieces of his work. The strongly colored, graphic renditions of boats make an interesting statement in their Amelia Island home, which, like the artist’s home in England, is a boat-focused region. Paint colors throughout are soft and comfortable. Jennifer chose a buttery yellow in much of the house, as it
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brought sunshine from the outside into the cozy spaces. The kitchen is a cool soft blue. When choosing interior paint, she was advised by a color specialist not to use more than three colors, and those colors should be complementary. All bedrooms, both in the house and carriage house, are in neutral tones, as are the four bathrooms. Blinds are used on the windows so there is little distraction from the beauty of the scenery outside. Master recyclers, the Harrisons have utilized beautiful windows and a heart pine ﬂoor from a house in LaGrange, Georgia, that was being torn down. They took all the windows (more than twenty) and doors. They were also minutes ahead of the bulldozers to claim the heart pine that now covers the ﬂoors of two-thirds of their house. Another
coup is a large iron gate that once stood at the entrance of the old Fernandina Hospital on North Fourteenth Street. The couple approached the company demolishing the old building, saved the gate, and used it as a focal point of an outdoor patio. The Harrisons are committed to their Old Town community, and they were instrumental in creating a gala Bicentennial Celebration in 2010. The island rallied around Old Town, and the grand collaboration resulted in an unforgettable event celebrating the founding of the community. After a lifetime of moving and creating homes, Jennifer and Mike Harrison have found the perfect place to be – in a cottage on the Plaza San Carlos in Old Town, Amelia Island.
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Above: The well-planned kitchen offers views of gardens and the Amelia River beyond.
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Humane Society from pg 31. Take the story of Aurora, an Alaskan Malamute. She was noticed by Dave and Sally Coyle of Fernandina Beach as they were driving past the shelter in early 2004. Aurora was in an outside area of the shelter and was severely underweight. Immediately drawn to her, they inquired and found out that Aurora suffered from mange, heart worms, and had just completed treatment for cancer, which had been funded by a generous donor. Dave and Sally offered to foster Aurora and help her through her upcoming medical treatments. By the time she was well, Dave and Sally knew Aurora was family, and they adopted her soon after. Aurora has come full circle in her recovery. She is now a certiďŹ ed â€œGood Citizenâ€? with the Animal Kennel Association and serves as a pet therapy dog. She also visits sick children and adults at Baptist Medical Center Nassau, bringing hope and happiness to others. For more information about the new Humane Society shelter, call (904) 868-7478 or email EDNH@att.net.
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Micahâ€™s Place from page 37. With the help of Robyn Branch of insideOUT Home & Design, Peter Albi chose a surprising and dramatic color palette throughout his thoroughly modern villa. Shades of lavender purple and grey all blend to make an exciting and unexpected statement. Peter and his wife lived in Puerto Rico, Rio de Janeiro, and Buenos Aires during his corporate life and ďŹ lled their home with striking original watercolors and other original works, as well as photographs and memorabilia from the many wellknown people they met throughout their lives. He proudly displays a prized framed certiďŹ cate recognizing him as an Honorary Blue Angel, the result of his time in the air with the famed group. Grab a friend or two and welcome back Micahâ€™s Place Home and Garden Tour. Osprey Village has opened their doors so Micahâ€™s Place can continue to open its doors to victims of domestic violence in Nassau County.
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Gourmet Gourmet With old favorites and extraordinary new dishes, Bill and Yamilka Mertens are creating excitement at Gourmet Gourmet. BY KAREN MILLER • PHOTO BY WILLIAM RASER
ourmet Gourmet has been an Amelia Island icon for many years, well-known for their eclectic menu, gourmet-togo items, and professional catering services. Bill and Yamilka Mertens, from New Jersey, thought so, too, when they visited the island some time ago, and they decided to purchase the business when it went up for sale in 2012. Since then, the couple is having the time of their lives. Bill and Yamillka have a passion for ﬁne food, and Gourmet Gourmet was the perfect ﬁt. They have kept many of the old favorites, while adding some extraordinary new gourmet treats. I visited the restaurant recently with my friend, Bruce, and we were eager to sample their specialties. Bill poured us a glass of Matanzas Creek Chardonnay, a wonderful choice, with notes of pineapple and citrus, along with its well-balanced acidity. We were also treated to an “Amuse Bouche,” a bite-sized hors d’oeuvre of cucumber stuffed with tuna tartare, carrot, chili oil, sambal sauce, red onion, and sesame seed. Fresh and delightful! We chose two of their new offerings: a Caviar Tasting plate, and Fois Gras. The caviar plate featured a variety of roe, including golden caviar from a whiteﬁsh of the Great Lakes, black caviar from a Mississippi River ﬁsh, and Siberian Osetra
from a sturgeon of the Baltic Sea. Each one had its own special ﬂavor and texture, bursting with that salty and rich taste that you can only ﬁnd with caviar. The fois gras was pan-seared with red grape tapenade and poached pear, a lovely way to balance the rich and buttery fois gras. Both were fabulous and worthy of a special occasion. For dinner, Bill opened a bottle of Hess Collection Block 19 Cuvee, a varietal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Syrah, and Petite Verdot. This was an exceptional wine and perfect for our entrees, Pan Seared Duck and Tenderloin of Beef. The duck was served with butternut squash, pecan quinoa pilaf, and a Grand Marnier gastrique. I loved that the duck breast was tender and pink, very juicy, and duck always tastes so nice with a little sweetness, so the accompaniments were perfect for this dish. Bruce was especially fond of the tenderloin, which was also pan-seared and served with trufﬂed whipped potatoes, haricot verts, and topped with a roasted shallot demi-glace. This was also an outstanding dish. The beef was rubbed with some secret spices (I presumed they were a secret!) and charred beautifully on the grill, yet still rare inside. The trufﬂed whipped potatoes were very special, and I detected a hint of splendid white trufﬂe oil, one of my favorite cooking ingredients. The baby green beans were served with red peppers, a nice addition to the plate, along with a handful of fried leeks and scallions, a crispy edible garnish. For dessert, we chose a Southern favorite: Red Velvet Cake. What I love about red velvet cake is the hint of cocoa, and the cream cheese icing, and Gourmet Gourmet adds some white chocolate curls. If you do not have a sweet tooth like mine, I would suggest their fruit and cheese platter, which features rare and beautiful cheeses hand-chosen by Bill himself. The Mertens’ culinary creations and their effervescent personalities have won them a place in the hearts of Amelia Islanders. Gourmet Gourmet is open seven days a week. For more information, and to check out their new menu, visit www.gourmetgourmetfood.com.
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5472 First Coast Hwy. (located between Ritz-Carlton and Omni AIP)
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. 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. 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.
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.
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~ Flavors to Savor ~ Breakfast ~ Lunch ~ Dinner 321-1444 708 Centre Street • Downtown Fernandina Beach
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Meals To Go • Office Lunches Bingo Mondays / Trivia Tuesdays / Poker Wednesdays Indoor and Outdoor Dining • Daily Specials • Entertainment Tons of TV’s for your Sporting needs!
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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
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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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REAL Fresh Local Seafood Live Entertainment Everyday The only place in town where it’s good to have a cocktail on the beach. Upstairs Available for Private Parties The Only True Oceanfront Restaurant & Bar on Amelia Island.
Open Mon - Sat at 11am, Sundays at Noon 2910 Atlantic Avenue at Main Beach 310-6904
Open every evening from 5pm to 10pm 510 South 8th St • Fernandina Beach 904.277.8797 “Where Friends and Flavors Come Together” 54 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE • MARCH 2013
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. $$ Florida House Inn ~ Enjoy Southern cooking at its best. Menu includes Southern Bistro salads, sandwiches, soups and daily specials. The Florida House Inn is located just off Centre Street in the historic district of Fernandina Beach. The inn is the oldest surviving hotel in the state of Florida and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Lunch: Tue. – Fri. 11:30am - 2:30pm; Sat. – Sun.
11:30am - 3pm. Mermaid Bar: Open Wed. – Sun. Drink specials nightly. 22 South Third Street, 904491-3322. L, $$, 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 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
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Le Clos serves dinner nightly by candlelight in a charming 1906 cottage. Eclectic wine menu. Reservations recommended. LE CLOS RESTAURANT 20 South Second Street
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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 Paul Maley’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.
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a perfect '10' Remarkable oceanfront home speaks for itself—sweeping ocean views, thoughtful layout, impressive tile work, exceptional attention to detail—it is truly in a class by itself. This 4 BR, 4 BA home is open and inviting with oversized living areas, painted wood ﬂoors, 10’ ceilings, 8’ doors, custom millwork, plantation shutters and ﬁreplace. The kitchen offers Viking professional appliances: refrigerator/freezer, double wall oven, four burner gas cooktop and grill, vent hood, and microwave. Dishwasher is professional grade Thermador. Kitchen also features a huge island
with sink and grill, built-in China cabinet and eat-in breakfast area. A generous upstairs master suite with ﬁreplace, vaulted ceiling, and balcony overlooks the lush backyard and ocean. Two additional bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs and one large guest suite downstairs. Grounds are beautifully manicured—43 palm trees, fruit trees, stucco retaining wall and fencing frame the east lawn. Great storage and basement waiting to be ﬁnished. Home totals 4,959 sq. ft. of conditioned space which does not include the 2,000 sq. ft. basement.
For more information on this unique property, call Pat or Pam Troxel at Coldwell Banker The Amelia Group at (904) 556-3228. 57 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE • MARCH 2013
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96321 BAY VIEW DRIVE Magniﬁcent 4BR, 5.5BA w/ over 1200 ft of porches & screened lanai overlooking marsh views & Lanceford Creek in presitgious Oyster Bay Harbours and Yacht Club. The home boasts an elevator to all 3 levels. Main living area features spacious LR w/FP, DR w/crown molding. Study w/ french doors & full bath ensuite (easily could be 5th BR). Gourmet kitchen w/granite, 42” cherry cabinets, all upgraded SS appl, gas cooktop. The casual dining overlooks the marsh & creek. 3rd ﬂoor owners suite w/balcony to view magniﬁcent sunsets. All bedrooms have baths ensuite. Home has unique in-law or guest suite on the 1st ﬂoor (no steps) w/full size kitchen, w/granite, appl, BA, BR & LR opening to lanai overlooking back yard & marsh views. Home is in pristine condition.. Membership to Oyster Bay Yacht Club available. MLS#58274 $750,000
96126 OYSTER BAY DRIVE Beautiful lakefront home with an open, spacious and airy ﬂoor plan. Wonderful well designed kitchen with glass front cabinets and granite countertops. Custom built-ins in great room with french doors opening to a screened lanai and oversized spa. Wood and tile in living areas. All bedrooms have their own bath. Move in condition. Located in prestigious Oyster Bay Harbour with community tennis, pool and club house. Membership available at the Yacht Club with dining, pool and work-out room amenities. MLS#59329 $397,000
LOT 17 LANCEFORD CREEK Beautiful lot overlooking Lanceford Creek–2.55 acres! Buildable area approximately 102’ by 300’ with peninsula out to the creek area. Owner’s added a dock to the end of the peninsula. MLS#40759 $398,000
96038 PARK PLACE A must see in the prestigious community of Oyster Bay Harabour. Come and build your dream home. Amenities include pool, tennis courts, club house, yacht club w/restaurant and marina. One of the largest lots in Oyster Bay MLS#55004 $159,000
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Located north and adjacent to The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. These fabulous oceanfront condominiums feature beautiful custom appointments, large square footage and membership to The Golf Club of Amelia Island. Oceanfront and golf course views are incredible! These units start at $1,150,000.
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Located on the south side of The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. These wonderful condominiums offer the perfect get-away. Competitive pricing, fabulous floor plans, beautiful views, as well as rental potential have made Ocean Place a “must have” for potential owner-investors. These units start at $459,000 and are direct oceanfront. View Virtual Tours of these and other fabulous listings on www.marcymock.com.
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88004 Marsh Lakes Court Waterfront dream home with private dock. 4 bedrroms, 4 baths. 5,267 sq. ft. MLS#59297 $997,000 21 Painted Bunting Golf front beauty with privacy. 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3,606 sq. ft. MLS#59267 $795,000 1788 Fairway Drive Treasure in gated Parkway Place on South Amelia! 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2,733 sq. ft., MLS#59201 $549,800 85044 Sag Harbor Court Cul-de-sac lot, privacy, and superb ﬂorrplan. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3,266 sq. ft. MLS#59068 $498,000 9 Belted Kingﬁsher Marshside patio home in Amelia Island Plantation. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1,996 sq. ft. MLS#59280 $435,000 86134 Eastport Drive Spotlesslt maintained home in North Hampton. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2,607 sq. ft. MLS#59344 $330,000 86569 North Hampton Club W Executive home with preserve in rear. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2,384 sq. ft., MLS#59265 $298,900
8152 RESIDENCE COURT
Spectacular oceanfront townhome with fantastic views from every ﬂoor. Located in the gated Residence enclave, this home offers four bedrooms, four and half baths, 3,805 sq. ft., private courtyard and ﬁne ﬁnishes. First level consists of formal entry with travertine ﬂoor, large great room with full bath, morning bar and sunny Florida room. Up the heart pine staircase is the main bedroom ﬂoor with grand master suite with oceanfront balcony, heart pine ﬂoors, 3 closets, and two additional bedrooms with ensuite baths. Top level has spacious living room with sweeping views and balcony, builtins, dining room, fabulous chef’s kitchen, keeping room and breakfast room. All ﬂoors may also be accessed by elevator.
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Large home in Amelia Park with courtyard and side porch. MLS#58745 $540,000
Immaculate home located in North Hampton. Large screened-in porch. MLS#57134 $330,000
203 Bonnieview Rd 4BR/3.5BA on tree-covered lot. Wonderful front porch & back deck. Large eat-in kitchen. Room to expand. Ample storage. MLS#59145 $549,000 2986 Robert Oliver Ave 3BR/2BA home in Egan’s Landing. Plantation shutters. Screened porch overlooks preservation area. Near beach! MLS#59323 $279,000
Move-in ready condo on the ocean. Sold fully furnished. MLS#55161 $278,000
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Vann Simmons (904) 753-6112 Stacy Simmons (904) 753-3232 Arnie Zetterower (904) 415-2686 95005 Piney Island Ct. PRIVATE MARSH FRONT ESTATE – This incredible home is situated on over 4 gated marshfront acres and includes over 8,000 sq. ft. of living space. The 2 story foyer with sweeping staircase invites you into this traditional-style home, and once in, the quality of the ﬁnishes and appointments will not disappoint. Two carriage houses with double-car garages and guest suites offer additional room for visiting family and friends. Dock on tidal creek and pool with hot tub are just some of the amenities included within it’s manicured grounds. Call today to tour this wonderful home. $1,795,000 The Landings at Amelia River THIRD AND FINAL PHASE! PROJECT CLOSEOUT SALE! – Don’t miss this great opportunity to own one of the 6 brand new units being offered for sale. All units have over 3,200 sq. ft. of single level living, 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, Travertine ﬂoors, large open gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry and upgraded appliances, large balcony overlooking the Intracoastal, 2 garage parking spaces, and large storage unit. Gated community with pool, and current offer includes individual boat slip on the Intracoastal. Call us to view this incredible opportunity!! From $749,900.
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Magniﬁcent .75 acre estate on Lanceford Creek. 5,445 sq. ft. with 5 BR, gourmet size kitchen, screened pool, boat dock, 3 car garage, separate bonus room. Gated community with yacht club and tennis.
$1,450,000 96294 HEATH POINT LANE HeathpointLane.com Pristine home in popular Beach Walk, just a short walk to the ocean. Enjoy the quiet cul-de-sac & tranquility of the beautiful landscaping with water features. 3 BR, ofﬁce, bonus room and screen lanai .
$365,000 2809 OCEANVIEW COURT OceanviewCourt.com Southern style 4 BR, 3 BA home within Lanceford Creek on .70 acre wooded homesite. First ﬂoor master suite, center island kitchen, and screened pool. Membership for tennis, yacht club & restaurant.
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AMELIA ISLAND LISTINGS AND SALES Ocean Avenue Vintage style townhome with cedar shake siding overlooking the ocean features spacious rooms, tongue and groove ceiling, beadboard walls, pine ﬂooring and antique doors. Enjoy expansive ocean views, double porches and north end location. High impact Anderson windows completely remodeled in 2006. Two bedrooms and two and a half baths. #59153 $479,000 REDUCED
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 $675,000
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WATERFRONT LIVING Panoramic river and ocean views await you from this like new, 3,000 sq. ft., custom-built home on the St. John’s River. Open, light ﬂoorplan, with three bedrooms and three and one half baths. Spacious 23’ by 21’ family room with gas ﬁreplace and built-ins adjoin the dining room and the well-appointed chef’s kitchen. The kitchen boasts custom cherry cabinetry, granite counters, center island, breakfast bar and stainless commercial-grade appliances. Travertine ﬂoors and crown molding throughout entire lower level and baths. French doors from the family and dining rooms open to an open deck and adjacent screened porch. Beautifully landscaped yard leads to dock and covered boat lift. Large owner’s suite has a water facing balconey, a dual sided ﬁreplace between bedroom and bath, large jacuzzi tub and walk-in closet with built-ins. Offered at $859,000. Contact Susan Gibson for a private viewing.
Deep Water Home on Egan’s Creek Well built, remodeled custom home with over 3,000 sq. ft. with generous rooms. Kitchen features granite counters, and center island with gas stove top. Extra large master suite overlooks creek. Living room has hardwood ﬂoors, ﬁreplace and Peachtree sliding glass doors, which open to a deck with screened porch and hot tub. Private dock with deeded access. This is navigable water at all tides. #57701 $849,000
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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 $479,000
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Professional Group 811 S. 8th Street Amelia Island, FL 32034 770 QUEENS WAY Completely remodeled. Over an acre with detached 1 car garage and workshop. In-ground pool. Kitchen & family room have travertine ﬂoors. Wood ﬂooring in rest of house. MLS#56813 $329,000
96042 LANCEFORD LN Large open foyer with spiral staircase. Master bedroom downstairs, two bedrooms and one baths upstairs, bonus room and bath. Hardwood ﬂoors, tiled kitchen. 3 car garage. MLS# 59382 $425,000
96046 HIGH POINTE LN Over 3,600 sq. ft., 5BR/4.5 BA in main house and nearly 600 sq. ft. in a 1 BR guest house with complete kitchen. Both are joined by a large patio with screened, solar heated, saltwater pool. MLS# 58743 $639,000
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161 LONG POINT DR Custom Built Mediterranean style home in The Pointe at Long Point. 5,200 sq. ft. Marsh and intracoastal views from 3 covered porches. Built in 2007, includes boat slip at private community dock. MLS#57468. $1,849,000
9A AMELIA RETREAT 3 bedroom, 3 bath villa recently updated. Ocean views from all bedrooms. Two reserved garage parking spaces. South Amelia Island. MLS#50777. Reduced price. $769,000
982 SOUTH FLETCHER Oceanfront home on rare 100 foot lot. 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Unparalleled Noth-South ocean views. Two car garage and additional parking for guests and boat. MLS#59307. $995,000
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Address: 27 South 7th Street Date built: 1885 Built by: Charles W. Lewis Architect: Robert Sand Schuyler
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The Lewis-Tabby House BY DICKIE ANDERSON • PHOTO BY JAN JOHANNES
ertainly one of the most distinctive great homes in Fernandina’s Historic District, the unique tabby house is a favorite of photographers and painters alike. The house occupies one of the most interesting intersections in the Historic District. At one time, a bed & breakfast inn occupied three of the corners at the intersection, with the Lewis-Tabby House the only exception. The detailed trim on the galleries were typical of the intricate detail that Robert Sands Schuyler included in his architectural designs. Similar detailing can be seen in the Williams House and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. The unusual house is constructed of tabby, and it is the only house of its kind built in the late nineteenth century and the only tabby house remaining on the island. It was unusual to use this construction technique at the time it was built. The method of construction is simple—a mixture of Portland cement and oyster shells is poured into molds to create the walls of a house. Tabby is dependent on an abundance of oyster shells. Thanks to the Indian tribes that occupied the coast of Florida, many middens of oyster shells were left for later generations to use in the fabrication of tabby houses. A midden is made up of the trash left by civilizations that have gone before us. Great mounds of oyster shells can be
found in and around Amelia Island, Cumberland Island, and the Talbot Islands to the south. Locally found oyster shells were burned in kilns and open pits, and then pounded into powered lime. The powdered lime was then mixed with whole oyster and clam shells, clean sand, and fresh water, which were formed into bricks or poured into wooden frameworks to create walls or foundations. You can see the horizontal lines that indicate the individual sections of wall. It took three years to build the house. Tabby was also used to make the ﬂoor. The cement wall and simple fencing was built to keep out the local free-range animals. The builder of the house, Charles Lewis, came from Massachusetts in 1867. He was engaged in the milling and merchandise business. He was the land commissioner for the Florida Land and Improvement Company, the Florida Transit and Peninsular Railroad Company, and the Florida Town Improvement Company—the largest holder of real estate in Fernandina at the time. He was a partner in the purchase of the Florida Mirror in 1884. In 1900, he was listed as postmaster in a Fernandina directory. The house has had many lives. It was abandoned, badly burned in a ﬁre, and barely survived. It remains today thanks to its current owners, who are committed preservationists.
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