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What began as the
traditional blessing of the shrimp fleet
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evolved into a
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weekend celebration of shrimp that attracts
Mark O’Day Advertising Sales
100,000 people to Amelia Island.
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One of the biggest events in the entire Southeast, the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival returns to Amelia Island once again this spring, as always on the first weekend of May. What began as the traditional blessing of the shrimp boats gradually evolved into a weekend celebration of shrimp that attracts 100,000 people to Amelia Island each year. The Shrimp Festival is a high point on the Amelia Island calendar and a great event for the whole community. Fernandina Beach was the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry and shrimping was long a major local industry, and the iconic shrimp is still beloved by all. The Shrimp Festival is truly a multi-faceted event with something for everyone. In addition to its celebration of shrimp, it is a highly regarded art show complemented by a full weekend of events including the Pirate Parade on Thursday evening to kick things off, Friday’s Downtown Merchants’ Sidewalk Sale, a fireworks display over the harbor, live entertainment, the annual Pirate Invasion, the Shrimp Festival Run, the ever-popular Kids’ Zone, and lots more. The festival is fun for residents and visitors alike, and a great place to eat some delicious local shrimp. Everyone has their favorite food booth they return to year after year—whether it’s for fried shrimp, boiled shrimp, shrimp pie, or funnel cake – and many local churches and service organizations use the food booths each year to raise money to fund their invaluable charitable work. We extend our heartfelt thanks to all the volunteers who make the Shrimp Festival such a great success each year. If you are a visitor to Amelia Island and you’ve never experienced Shrimp Festival, mark your calendar for next year! Here at the Islander, we celebrate the Shrimp Festival each year with our Shrimp Festival recipe issue, in which we share some tantalizing shrimp recipes from our favorite local restaurants. We are very grateful that our outstanding local chefs generously share with us their varied and ingenious ways to prepare and serve shrimp. We love to try these recipes at home, and when we’re not in the mood to cook, it’s good to know we can find these delicious dishes and many others at our fine Amelia Island restaurants. Also this month, we catch up with the family of Captain Kenneth Jones, Sr. of the Miss Fernandina, which disappeared at sea on a shrimping trip 18 years ago; meet Carol and Paul Condit in this month’s “Fernandina Faces” from Dickie Anderson; check in with former Amelia Island resident Diann Schindler, who now blogs about her travels around the world; enjoy a “Backyard Adventure” with Amelia River Cruises; and so much more.
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11 Cover Story 2017 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE SHRIMP FESTIVAL RECIPE ISSUE
Each year on the first weekend of May, Amelia Island celebrates the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival. To honor our favorite crustacean, we offer our annual Shrimp Festival recipe issue and share some mouthwatering shrimp recipes from the island’s best restaurants. Bon appetit! Seafood Cioppino from Burlingame Restaurant
39 A Legacy of Hope
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When the Miss Fernandina, an 85-foot shrimp boat based in Fernandina Beach, was lost at sea 18 years ago, Beatrice Jones and her two sons had to build a new life.
After exploring the Southeast, Carol and Paul Condit decided to retire on Amelia Island, where their energy and talents have made a difference in the community.
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Shrimp Festival RECIPE ISSUE PHOTOS BY WILLIAM RASER
CUCINA SOUTH Shrimp and Linguini Caprese
Balsamic vinegar Butter White wine Garlic Shallots Lemon juice Salt and pepper
Shrimp Linguini Cherry tomatoes Mozzarella pearls Fresh basil Parmesan cheese
Combine first seven ingredients in a sautĂŠ pan to make the sauce. Boil and peel the shrimp and cook the linguini according to instructions. Toss the shrimp and sauce with the linguini, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella pearls, and basil, then garnish with Parmesan cheese.
Shrimp Tempura Roll 2 pieces tempura shrimp 4 oz. crab mixed with mayo 1 whole avocado 1/2 diced mango 1/4 diced cucumber
2 strawberries 1 sheet seaweed nori 1 oz. red tobiko (fish egg) 4 oz. sushi rice 1 oz. homemade eel sauce
Spread rice on the seaweed nori to make the foundation. Place tempura shrimp and crab mix inside the roll. Top with thinly sliced avocado, and roll up. Cut roll into 8 even pieces. On each piece, layer diced mango, strawberry, cucumber, and red tobiko. Drizzle with eel sauce.
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Shrimp Festival RECIPE ISSUE
DOO WOP’S BEST 50’S DINER Aaron’s Citrus Shrimp Toast with Pineapple Slaw
Grilled Shrimp Toast 20 local shrimp, peeled and deveined, 10/15 size 10 oz. lemon juice 6 oz. lime juice 3 tbsp. minced garlic
1 tbsp. parsley 2 sticks salted butter, melted Salt and pepper, to taste 4 slices marble rye bread
In small bowl, combine melted butter, lemon juice, lime juice, parsley, and garlic. Pour 1/4 of sauce in small separate bowl to use to brush onto bread. Dip each shrimp into the sauce mixture, ensuring full coverage. Place shrimp directly onto heated grill and cook approximately 2 minutes per side, then remove from heat immediately. While grilling, add salt and pepper to taste and baste each shrimp once per side with remaining mixture. Generously brush both sides of the marble rye with sauce mixture, and toast on the grill until just slightly crisp on each side, approx. 3 minutes per side. Remove from heat. Place one piece of toast on the plate and top with 5 grilled shrimp. Serve warm with lemon wedge and side of pineapple slaw. Pineapple Slaw 8 oz. coarse cut coleslaw mix with red and green cabbage 3/4 cup pineapple chunks, fresh or canned, reserve juice 1/4 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup light mayo 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar 1/2 tsp. celery salt 2 tsp. cilantro Salt and pepper, to taste
In medium bowl, stir together pineapple juice, mayo, vinegar, celery salt, cilantro, salt, and pepper until well combined. In separate large bowl, stir pineapple chunks into coleslaw mix. Pour sauce over the coleslaw mixture and toss to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour prior to serving. Serve chilled.
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4 packages rapini 12 Fernandina large shrimp (16/20), peeled and deveined, save heads and skins 8 roma tomatoes 3 roasted pequillo peppers (canned) or a fresh roasted and peeled red bell pepper 1 tbsp. minced garlic 3 garlic cloves 1 tbsp. crushed cherry peppers 2 whole almonds 2 whole filberts (hazelnuts)
3 tbsp. brandy 1 orange pepper, 1 yellow pepper, 1 red pepper, cut in strips 1/2 – 3/4 cup olive oil Slice of day old country bread drizzled with olive oil 2 tbsp. sherry vinegar 1/4 tsp. smoked paprika 1/4 cup diced carrot 1/4 cup diced celery 1/2 cup diced onion Salt and pepper
For romesco sauce In a bowl, cut 3 ripe roma tomatoes in half lengthwise and season with salt, pepper, 1 tsp. chopped garlic, and crushed cherry peppers, then toss until well coated. Place on tray cut side up and roast at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. In the last 7 minutes of roasting, add garlic cloves, almonds, filberts, and slice of country bread. Remove from oven, let cool, and peel tomato skins. Be sure to collect all the juices while you peel. Place peeled tomatoes (save 4 halves for garnish), pequillo peppers, roasted garlic, roasted nuts, sherry vinegar, paprika, and toasted bread in a blender and drizzle olive oil until bright orange and the sauce is smooth. Add salt, pepper, and more crushed cherry peppers to taste. For shrimp stock Sauté shrimp heads and skins in a little pot for 2 minutes, then flambé with brandy. Add diced carrots, onions, and celery and sauté for 3 minutes before adding 3 cups of water. Let simmer for 30 minutes. Preparation and plating Blanch rapini, then shock in ice water bath to retain the bright color. Season the shrimp with salt, pepper, and sauté in a pan with 1 tbsp. olive oil and 1/4 tsp. chopped garlic, adding strips of peppers. Add 2 tbsp. shrimp stock. In another pan, sauté 1/4 of the chopped garlic, the rest of roasted tomatoes, and rapini until they are warmed through. Assemble the plate by adding a generous portion of heated romesco sauce as the base. Use a round mold for the rapini and tomatoes. Top with the shrimp. Add the pepper strips as garnish.
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CRAB TRAP Grilled Shrimp
Fresh local shrimp Black pepper Cayenne pepper Paprika
Garlic powder Thyme Onion powder Dried lemon zest
Peel and de-vein shrimp. Place shrimp on skewers, if grilling. Drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil on the shrimp. Sprinkle or roll the shrimp in the spice mixture. Place on HOT grill or in a HOT black iron skillet with a mixture of butter and olive oil. Do not overcook. Serve over rice with coleslaw and hushpuppies. Enjoy!
ELIZABETH POINTE LODGE Seafood Gumbo
16 oz. fresh, peeled and deveined shrimp 8 oz. fresh crab meat 1/4 cup all purpose flour 1/3 cup cooking oil 3/4 cup chopped onion 3/4 cup chopped red sweet pepper 3/4 cup chopped green sweet onion 6 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. red pepper 1/2 tsp. black pepper 4 1/2 cups chicken broth, heated 16 oz. can diced tomatoes 2 cups sliced okra 3 bay leaves 1 pint shucked oysters, drained 5 cups hot cooked rice
For the roux: in a large, heavy bottom sauce pan, combine flour and oil until smooth. Cook over medium heat for about 6 to 7 minutes, stirring constantly, being careful not to let it burn. Reduce heat and continue to cook until roux is light reddish brown. Stir in onions, peppers, garlic, salt, black pepper, and red pepper. Cook over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes until vegetables are crisptender, stirring often. Gradually stir in hot chicken broth, then stir in undrained tomatoes, okra, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Stir in shrimp, crabmeat, and oysters. Simmer for about 5 to 8 minutes until shrimp are done and oysters curl around the edges. Remove bay leaves, and serve gumbo over hot rice. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
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6 shrimp per person, peeled and deveined Avocado Green plantain Pineapple, red pepper, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and honey Pesto Skin and pit the avocado, then dust 3 quarter pieces of avocado per serving with seasoned flour and flash fry. Cut green plantain into 2” pieces, then smash each piece and fry, then refry it, making a traditional tostone. Make pineapple salsa with finally chopped pineapple, red pepper, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and a shot of honey. Use your favorite homemade or store-bought pesto. Poach shrimp in shrimp stock made with their own shells. To assemble the dish, lay down 3 smears of the pesto on the plate, then top with 3 avocado quarters cup side up, filling the cups with salsa. In front of each avocado, place the tostone topped with 2 shrimp with their tails interlocked. Enjoy!
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Shrimp Festival RECIPE ISSUE
BURLINGAME RESTAURANT Seafood Cioppino
Shrimp Mussels Clams 1.5 lbs. onion 1/2 lb. carrot 1/2 lb. celery 4 oz. brandy
8 oz. white wine 1 lb. shrimp shells 6 oz. tomato paste 1 lemon 1 1/2 tsp. cayenne Oil Salt and pepper
Sauté the vegetables with oil and season with salt and pepper. Once the vegetables are browned, add the tomato paste and cook for five minutes on medium-low heat. Deglaze with the brandy and wine. Add the shrimp shells, lemon, and 1 gallon of water. Bring to a simmer and reduce stock by half. Strain the stock through a fine mesh strainer. Add 6 oz. of the shrimp stock to a pan and reheat. Add to the pan clams, mussels, and shrimp, and reduce slightly. Finish with a tablespoon of butter.
JACK & DIANE’S CAFÉ Grilled Shrimp Benedict
3 oz, fresh greens, rinsed and dried 1 English muffin, toasted 4 oz. sliced fresh tomatoes 1 oz. fresh basil, finely chopped 2 oz. onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, minced
BAR ZIN Shrimp Cocktail
24 medium to large shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 can hearts of palm, drained and chopped 2 ripe avocados, chopped
2 oz. fresh tomato, diced 2 eggs 1 oz. Hollandaise sauce 3 oz. shrimp Olive oil Salt and pepper Lemon or lime wedge
Place fresh greens on plate, top with toasted English muffin, and let it stand. It is best to heat your pan with olive oil on medium high heat. Add onion to get it browning, then add sliced tomato to brown it as well. Add garlic, salt, and pepper to taste, set it off the heat or on low to stew a bit. Bring hollandaise up to temperature gently and let it rest on low heat. Grill shrimp, add salt and pepper to taste. Poach the eggs or cook them to your taste. The magic is in the assembly. Spoon the stewed tomato mixture on top of the English muffin, then place the eggs. Spoon hollandaise over the eggs, the shrimp on top of that, and garnish with fresh basil and diced tomato. Place a wedge of citrus next to the dish and squeeze it over the top just before you eat it. This dish is light, filling, and full of bright flavors. Serves one. Modify as needed for larger parties.
For dressing 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar (or substitute white vinegar) 1 tbsp. Dijon vinegar 1/8 cup olive oil 1/8 cup honey Salt and pepper to taste Cocktail sauce Sriracha mayo (1/4 cup mayo mixed with 2 tbsp. Sriracha) Poach shrimp and chill. Mix dressing ingredients. Toss shrimp, avocado, hearts of palm, and dressing. Place avocado and hearts of palm in the bottom of a mason jar (or other appropriate container) and top with six shrimp. Serve with cocktail sauce and Sriracha mayo. 16 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE • MAY 2017
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FLORIDA HOUSE INN & RESTAURANT Shrimp and Grits
2 lbs. shrimp, peeled and deveined 1.5 qts. grits, cooked 10 grape tomatoes 6 oz. diced ham 3 scallions, sliced thinly 2 oz. canola oil
2 cups arugula 4 oz. white wine 4 oz. heavy cream 1 poached egg Kosher salt to taste Black pepper to taste
Heat sauté pan. Add oil and allow to heat briefly. Add shrimp and sauté until they just begin to cook. Add ham and sauté until shrimp are half cooked. Deglaze pan with wine and add grape tomatoes. Reduce wine until almost completely evaporated. Add heavy cream and reduce by half. Finish with scallions, salt, and pepper. Place grits in bowl and pour shrimp mixture over grits. Top with arugula and poached egg.
PEPPER’S MEXICAN GRILL AND CANTINA Tequila Shrimp
12 fresh, local shrimp 3 oz. red, yellow, and green bell peppers 1 oz. white onion 4 cayenne peppers 2 oz. tequila Olive oil Garlic powder Salt Season shrimp with garlic powder and salt. Sauté shrimp a little bit in olive oil, then add onions and peppers and pour tequila over all. Cook until shrimp is done and has absorbed the tequila flavor. Serve with cilantro rice and veggies. Garnish with fresh cilantro.
CAFÉ KARIBO Sweet and Spicy Chili Prawns
12 local wild caught jumbo shrimp 1 1/2 cup Mae Ploy sweet chili sauce
2 tbsp. Sriracha 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 2 tbsp. Tamari 2 tbsp. butter
In saucepan, add all ingredients except jumbo shrimp, melt together, and let simmer until reduced. It will take about 30 minutes. Sauté jumbo shrimp in scant oil until slightly firm. Add the sauce and simmer for 2 minutes. Turn off heat. Serve over coconut basmati rice and garnish with lime wedge and fresh parsley. Serves 4.
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Shrimp Festival RECIPE ISSUE
SLIDERS SEASIDE GRILL Summer Mediterranean Shrimp Salad
20 extra large jumbo shrimp, size 11/15 1 bulb fennel, thinly shaved 2 lemons 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, cut in half 4 oz. Kalamata olives 1 orange bell pepper, confetti dice
1 small medium red Bermuda onion, finely sliced 3 sprigs fresh dill 4 leaves fresh basil 1 sprig oregano 1 head Boston lettuce 1 head radicchio Sea salt and black pepper
Trim tops and bottoms of fennel bulb, and using a mandolin, slice thinly. Place in a bowl. Trim ends of lemon and using the mandolin, shave thin slices and add it to the fennel. Cut tomatoes and olives in half and add to the bowl. Dice pepper and add to bowl. And fresh herbs to bowl, reserving dill to garnish plates. Add Lemon Basil Dressing to bowl (reserving some for shrimp) and toss ingredients. Place in fridge for 30 minutes. Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Cook on grill for 4 minutes on each side. Let cool. Toss with reserved dressing and add to other ingredients. Makes 4 servings. Lemon Basil Dressing 3 lemons, juiced and zested 1 orange, juiced and zested 1 bunch fresh basil 1/2 bunch fresh parsley 1 cup extra virgin olive oil Fine sea salt and white pepper to taste Put first 4 ingredients into a Ninja processor and pulp. Slowly blend in the olive oil. Mixture should thicken and hold together. Add sea salt and pepper to taste.
JOE’S 2ND STREET BISTRO Blueberry Glazed BBQ Grilled
Shrimp served over a Parmesan and Bacon Grit Cake
Grit Cake 1 cup cooked grits, cooled 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 5 pieces cooked bacon, crumbled
1 tbsp. green onion, sliced thinly Corn meal, as needed 2 tbsp. oil
In a bowl, mix grits, parmesan, bacon and green onion. Portion to desired size and dust with corn meal. Warm a sauté pan over medium heat. Add oil and sauté cakes until brown. If needed, place on low heat oven to keep warm. Blueberry Jam 6 oz. fresh blueberries 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 oz. pectin
In a pan over low heat, add blueberries until they pop and become soft. Add sugar and pectin, then bring to a simmer until all the sugar is melted. Do not boil. BBQ Sauce 1/2 cup chili sauce 1 1/2 cup ketchup 1/8 cup Worcestershire sauce 1/8 cup mustard 1/8 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 tbsp. garlic powder 1/8 tbsp. onion powder 1/2 tbsp. black pepper
1/2 tbsp. kosher salt 1/2 tsp. ancho chili powder 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper 2 drops Liquid Smoke 1/4 tsp. cumin 1/4 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 oz. bourbon
Mix ingredients in a bowl. Fold in blueberry jam until incorporated. For the shrimp Skewer 12 local peeled and deveined shrimp on 3 skewers. Place on clean grill. When half cooked, flip. Glaze shrimp with blueberry BBQ sauce. When cooked, flip and glaze the other side, allowing BBQ sauce to caramelize. Place on grit cakes, and right before serving, glaze one more time. The rest of BBQ sauce can be used as a dipping sauce. 20 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE • MAY 2017
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Shrimp Festival RECIPE ISSUE
LA MANCHA Jumbo Shrimp and Pappardelle Pasta
8 U-15 shrimp 2 nests cooked pappardelle pasta 1 tbsp. capers 5 cherry tomatoes
Handful spinach 2 oz. white wine 1 tbsp. butter Juice of 1/2 lemon
Combine white wine, butter, and lemon juice in sauté pan to make sauce. Add shrimp, spinach, tomatoes, and capers and simmer until shrimp is cooked through. Toss with cooked pappardelle pasta.
DAVID’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE Jumbo Shrimp and Truffle Grits
1 cup yellow stone ground grits 4 cups heavy cream in corn stock 1/2 cup Wisconsin white cheddar cheese, shredded 1/8 lb. butter 7 shrimp, peeled and deveined
1tsp. pork belly, match stick slices 1 sprig fresh thyme 1 tsp. truffle oil
Grits Add the grits and heavy cream in a medium sauté pan and bring to a low simmer for 20 minutes until grits are fully cooked through. When it’s thick and creamy, add cheese, truffle oil, and butter, whisk together, and season with salt and pepper. Garnish with fresh thyme sprig. Shrimp In a cast iron pan, add 1 tsp. oil and turn on high. Just before the oil reaches its smoke point, sear shrimp until golden brown on both sides.
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1 tbsp. olive oil 12 shrimp 8 guajillo peppers 1/4 onion
1 garlic clove Salt and pepper White wine and butter
Boil onion and garlic with the chiles for about 4 minutes. Transfer to a blender and puree. Sauté shrimp in oil until translucent. Add the puree until desired consistency. Add white wine, butter, salt, and pepper.
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Shrimp Festival RECIPE ISSUE
THE PICNIC BASKET Shrimp Salad
1 lb. fresh shrimp 1 green pepper 1 red pepper 1 tsp. chopped garlic
1 cup mayonnaise 2 tbsp. Old Bay seasoning Oil
Cut red and green peppers into a small dice. In a bowl, place peeled shrimp, Old Bay, and oil. Mix and then roast at 350 degrees for 8 to 9 minutes. Chop the shrimp, then blend with other ingredients. Serve chilled.
BRETT’S WATERWAY CAFÉ Shrimp Alfredo
6 oz. 21/25 peeled and deveined shrimp, tail off 1 cup baby spinach 1/8 cup peeled shallots, julienned 1 tsp. fresh garlic, finely chopped 1/4 cup white wine 1 cup heavy cream 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup fresh tomatoes, small dice Pinch of fresh herbs (parsley, rosemary, thyme, finely chopped) 1 Parmesan tuile (garnish) 8 oz. cooked fettuccini (al dente) 2 tbsp. olive oil Salt and pepper to taste
For tuiles Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place Parmesan cheese on a silicon baking sheet using a 2 inch ring mold to form into a circle. Each circle should be approximately 1 oz. Bake at 325 degrees until cheese is golden brown. Let cool at room temperature. For alfredo Heat a large sauté pan on medium heat. Sauté shallots and shrimp until the shallots are almost tender. Add the baby spinach and garlic until the spinach is wilted and the garlic is fragrant. Deglaze with white wine and reduce until the wine is almost dry (au sec). Add heavy cream and fettuccini, then bring the cream to a simmer. Lower heat and reduce the cream by one-quarter. Remove from heat and fold in the Parmesan cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste. Finish with fresh herbs, tomato, and Parmesan tuile.
HORIZONS RESTAURANT Shrimp ‘n’ Kale
24 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 lbs. washed kale 8 oz. andouille sausage 1/2 diced medium onion 1 diced tomato
2 cups jasmine rice, cooked 1 lemon, zested and juiced Blackening seasoning 2 oz. sherry vinegar 2 oz. olive oil 2 oz. butter
Cook rice according to the instructions on the box. Sear andouille sausage, then add onion and tomato. Add half of the olive oil and kale, then simmer until kale has softened. Put to the side, then add remaining oil olive and shrimp. Season with blackening seasoning. Add kale mixture. Toss with sherry vinegar, lemon, and butter to create a sauce. Serves 4. 24 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE • MAY 2017
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Shrimp Festival RECIPE ISSUE
THE MUSTARD SEED CAFÉ Caribbean Jerk Shrimp Kabobs
20 8jj in. wooden skewers 2 lbs. 16/20 jumbo shrimp 2 tbsp. Caribbean jerk seasoning 2 tbsp. pure olive oil 3/4 tsp. salt 2 or 3 zucchini 2 red bell peppers 2 or 3 yellow squash Salt and pepper to taste Soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes. Toss shrimp in jerk seasoning, olive oil, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Thread onto skewers. Slice squash and red pepper into semi-even sizes for even cooking and thread onto separate skewers. Brush veggies with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Grill shrimp kabobs on medium-high heat until pink and opaque throughout, approximately 2 minutes on each side. Grill veggie kabobs until desired tenderness, turning occasionally. You may cover, if desired, for faster cooking. Serve with side salad of your choice.
LECHONERA EL COQUI Mofongo Relleno de Camarones
Cook in the shell whenever possible, especially when you grill. The shells add a lot of flavor to the meat, and they protect it from quickly overcooking. But if you do choose to peel the shrimp before cooking, save the shells to make seafood stock for chowders and stews. “C” stands for “cooked” When boiled, sauted or steamed, shrimp are cooked when they curl to form the letter C. “O” stands for “overcooked” Shrimp are overcooked when they curl to form the letter O. Don’t overcook shrimp. Shrimp will be firm, turn pink, and slightly opaque when cooked correctly.
Green peppers Red peppers Onions Butter Garlic Adobo Sazon Tomato sauce Shrimp Plantains Salt and pepper Olive oil Pilón (wooden mortar and pestle) Sauté all vegetables in olive oil, salt, and pepper until tender. Add Sazon, adobo, and tomato sauce, then simmer for 8 minutes. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving the tails on for added flavor. Simmer for an additional 8 minutes. While that simmers, peel plantains and cut into 1-inch pieces. Deep fry for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from oil and place into bowl. Smash plantains with butter and garlic and place into pilon. Create a cavity to hold the juice and vegetables. Once the vegetables are in place, add the shrimp. Add more vegetables and juice if needed. Enjoy!
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Jacksonville University is home to the newly established Keigwin School of Nursing, thanks to a $3 million gift from Amelia Island residents Beverly and Jack Keigwin. The Keigwins’ donation is the largest in the nursing school’s 36-year history. “As a former nurse,” said Beverly Keigwin, “I want the students to have a true home on campus where they can learn in a cutting edge environment with Beverly and Jack Keigwin with compassionate faculty and hands-on training,” JU President Tim Cost A JU Trustee, Executive-in-Residence, and friend to the University, Jack Keigwin said the gift is one of the most meaningful ones he and his wife have made. “As a family, we believe that every great city has an outstanding private university, and Jacksonville University is no exception,” he said. “The Keigwin School will enhance the quality of healthcare in our community, for our students and our region.” Dr. Christine Sapienza, Dean of the Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences, said it is an honor to have the Keigwin name associated with JU’s School of Nursing. “Jack and Beverly Keigwin are towers of strength,” she said. “The faculty and staff admire their generosity, hard work, and achievements, and are privileged to have their confidence in our vision for continued excellence in educational nursing training experiences.”
Townies manager Robby Ward (center) presents a $500 ceremonial check.
TOWNIES PIZZERIA PRESENTS CHECK TO POLICE FOUNDATION Townies Pizzeria presented a $500 check to the Fernandina Beach Police Foundation in appreciation and support of their hard work and service protecting the community. “We’re so thankful for all the men and women who keep our community safe,” said Matt Klabacka, owner of Townies Pizzeria. “Helping support the programs the FBPF manages is a way we show our appreciation.” Townies’ donation aids FBPF community programs such as Signal 35, Officer Assistance Program, Police Auxiliary Corps, Shop with Cops, Pastors on Patrol, and the Citizens Police Academy. Each month, the restaurant donates more than $1,000 in food, gift cards, cash, and time to a wide variety of local charitable organizations and events. They support a number of worthy causes, especially those involving the arts, education, athletics, environmental needs, and supporting the military and emergency service providers. Townies encourages local organizations to apply for donations by visiting them online at www.towniespizzeria.com to complete the donation request form. Townies is celebrating its most successful year in business since its founding, dedicated to creating homemade Italian specialties using only the finest, fresh ingredients and providing top-notch customer service.
AMELIA ISLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2017 HEADLINERS Venerable jazz flautist Nestor Torres and Grammy-nominated vocalist Roseanna Vitro have been announced by AIJF Artistic Director Les DeMerle as the headliners for the 2017 Amelia Island Jazz Festival. A highly influential player with dozens of albums, Torres will appear on Saturday, October 14. Inspired by musicians like Dave Brubeck and Tito Puente, Torres’ playing incorporates Latin jazz, pop, and straightahead jazz. He has played with an impressive array of jazz greats, including Jimmy Smith and Dave Grusin. Vitro, who will perform on Friday, October 13, earned a 2012 Grammy nomination for “Best Vocal Jazz Album” for her CD The Music of Randy Newman. An inventive singer, her strengths include rhythmic acuity and free-spirited spontaneity, often heard in her improvisations, using both scat and lyrics. She has released twelve critically acclaimed recordings and has performed with today’s top jazz artists, most notably Elvin Jones and Christian McBride. Both artists will appear at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club on Bill Melton Road during the 14th annual Amelia Island Jazz Festival. For more information, visit www.ameliaislandjazzfestival.com.
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he Island Art Association is owned and operated by almost 200 artists and associates. Their “Featured Artist of the Month” series provides an opportunity for members to show and sell their work. An artist is selected to exhibit their work for the entire month, with the opening reception coinciding with the Second Saturday Artrageous Artwalk, a downtown event that takes places each month in and around the Historic District. Artwalk evenings include great art, conversation, light appetizers and beverages, and interaction with local boutiques and restaurants. May’s featured artist is Shari Reipe, a self-taught artist. She began creating in Alaska to counteract the dark and rainy days. Experimenting as a beginner, she found ways to generate inner light and transform it onto canvas. At the time, her husband was an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, and they were raising four children. As a teacher, she initiated a children’s art program there. After several military moves, her family retired here. Shari encourages anyone who wants to learn art to jump in and just do it; practicing art makes one an
artist. Shari’s focus is painting ocean life, surfers, and birds. Island Art Association offers a wide range of art opportunities in their Education Center to Nassau County residents and visitors alike. IAA is a 501©3 charitable organization whose mission is philanthropic and educational. Its purpose is to develop and sustain an interest, appreciation, and enjoyment in and of the arts. The Island Art Association and Education Building, which features 50 local artist’s works for sale, is located at 18 North 2nd Street in Fernandina Beach. IAA also coordinates the display of art for sale at Baptist Medical Center Nassau, in addition to several other satellite locations. The public is invited to join IAA in a variety of membership and support levels. For information regarding July Children’s Summer Art Camp, monthly Art Chats, and classes and workshops for all ages, drop by, visit www.islandart. org, or “like” them on Facebook. Join IAA and featured artist Shari Reipe on May 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. during Second Saturday Artrageous Artwalk. For more information, call (904) 261-7020.
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Amelia Rental & Management Services Trent Maddox (front right) and the Amelia Rental & Management Services team.
hen Cindy Jackson left her busy life in the Baltimore/ Washington area six years ago, she discovered Amelia Island and its charming Historic District, where she decided to open her new business. Cindy purchased a pre-existing fashion store, and then made it her own—Bijoux Amelia. “At Bijoux Amelia, we’re all about fun, funky, and affordable fashions,” says Cindy. “I love the vibe here in Fernandina Beach, and I want our customers to feel it, too.” With the help of Carol and Dr. Ken Copithorne, Bijoux Amelia has evolved in its own way. “We’re always on the lookout for new items and constantly expanding our offerings,” says Cindy. “Our merchandise provides a compliment to more expensive fashions, and they are all of the highest quality!” Bijoux Amelia carries hats, scarves, pashminas, tote bags, vegan leather purses, jewelry, beach towels, and some home accessories. Cindy appreciates Amelia Island’s local artists and regularly hosts “meet and greet” events featuring artists and their work. Bijoux also participates in the Second Saturday Artrageous Artwalk, offering wine, cheese, and conversation to artists and art-lovers alike. In the short time she’s lived in Fernandina Beach, Cindy has developed close friendships with customers, whom she considers part of her family. She is a member of Rotary and volunteers with other charitable organizations. “I’ve made so many great connections here. Amelia Island is a wonderful place to call home!” Bijoux Amelia is located at 317 Centre Street. For more information, call (904) 310-6086.
melia Rentals was opened in the 1970s by original founder Latrelle Maddox. Since then, the area has grown dramatically, and so has the need for property management services. In 1998, Latrelle’s son, Trent, purchased the business, and the company grew to over 240 units, a staff of 12, and a considerable number of maintenance and housekeeping personnel. In 2016, Amelia Rentals acquired Summer Beach Resort Lodging, adding additional personnel and over 60 mostly ocean-view vacation rentals to the mix. “We have a large volume of repeat customers that have been booking with us for 20 years, especially in the off-season, where we have units occupied from 2 to 4 months by northerners wishing to get away from the icy temperatures in their areas,” says Trent. “We have a diverse selection of properties and work with our clients to ensure their stay is comfortable and affordable.” “Our staff also assists guests with where to go and what to do around the island; whether recommending tours or kayak, bike, golf cart, or beach gear rentals,” says Trent. “We also help groups find suitable stays for local conferences and events like the Concours d’Elegance, Florida/Georgia weekend, and The Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island’s group functions where additional space is n. We attribute our success to our knowledgeable sales staff, who provide superior customer satisfaction year after year!” For more information, visit Amelia Rentals at 5299 South Fletcher Avenue, call (904) 261-9129, or visit their website at www.ameliarentals.com.
Carol and Dr. Ken Copithorne (left) and Cindy Jackson.
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Fashion trends, casual wear and accessories for men and women featuring Brighton, Tribal, Polo, Tommy Bahama and more.
Classic American clothing and accessories for men and women sold in a friendly retail environment.
MARCHÃ‰ BURETTE We are thrilled to be hosting our 4th Annual Fish to Fork event on May 20, from 6-10pm. This unmatched culinary experience offers true dock-to-dish specialties in a fun, interactive atmosphere. The resort will welcome chefs from around the country to showcase their È§UJKPICPFEWNKPCT[UMKNNUWNVKOCVGN[VGUVGFYKVJCNKXGXQVGHTQOGXGPVIWGUVU Tickets are $125 per person and can be purchased at FishToForkWeekend.com. Weekend packages are also available.
An old-fashioned gourmet food market & deli offering wine, spirits, gourmet cookware, wine accessories and gifts.
An upscale childrenâ€™s clothing and toy store featuring Le Top, E-Land Kids, Bailey Boys, Thomas the Tank Engine, Papo and more.
A family-friendly, surf inspired pizza joint and retail shop serving fresh ingredients on hand-tossed dough.
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MAY 14 | 10AM-3PM | SUNRISE CAFÃ‰ > Enjoy baked goods, seafood, eggs made to order, desserts, champagne and more > $58 per adult and $27 per child (ages 5-12) > For reservations, call (904) 432-1467 or visit OpenTable.com
PLANTATION ARTISTSâ€™ GUILD & GALLERY
Gallery of local artistâ€™s work featuring workshops, demonstrations and lectures.
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Located within Harrisonâ€™s Mercantile, offering the best in footwear including Vanelli, Naot, Donald J Pliner, Arche and more!
> Kids ages 5-14 will develop their skills in tennis, team sports and swimming > Our tennis professionals create the perfect environment for learning and fun > Call (904) 277-5131 to sign up
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TOUR TIMES VARY | NATURE CENTER > Enjoy a leisurely paddle through the marsh led by a nature center naturalist > Geared towards all skill levels and includes an introductory paddle lesson > $55 per person, call (904) 321-5082 for schedule and to sign up
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Left: Kenneth Jr., Beatrice, and Blake Jones Inset: The Jones boys aboard the Miss Fernandina.
he Jones family still has 30 to 40 days. “We only came in trouble grasping that if there were no shrimp, we were eighteen years have passed since at capacity, or something broke,” the morning of April 15, 1999, explains Blake, who, along with when Blake answered the phone his brother, spent many summer at 7 a.m. as he dressed for a months learning the trade with normal day at Fernandina Beach their daddy. With freezers that High School. could hold two-and-a-half semi“When the U.S. Coast truck trailers of shrimp, Kenneth Guard told me the Miss and his crew were fishing deep Fernandina was in distress, I in the Atlantic for Royal Reds – handed the phone to my mom,” a deep-water shrimp they hoped he remembers. Fourteen-yearto find off the coast of Cape old Blake would charter a private When the Miss Fernandina, an 85-foot Canaveral. plane and conduct his own shrimp boat based in Fernandina Beach, was Kenneth, a hard-working search of the Atlantic Ocean, family man, used a special lost at sea 18 years ago, Beatrice Jones and hoping against hope that he antenna and his mobile phone her two sons had to build a new life. might find his father lost at sea. to call his wife, Beatrice, As the largest shrimp boat anytime he had a signal. On BY JULIE SIMMONS in the fleet, the 85-foot Miss April 14, 1999 around 5 p.m., PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE BEATRICE JONES Fernandina was the pride of he explained to Bea that his the Amelia Island shrimping nets were caught in the wheel community. Its owner, Captain Kenneth Jones, Sr., who had of the Miss Fernandina and the ship was listing to one side. been working locally to support himself since age nine, was a He described the seas as rough, but he wasn’t worried and was veteran Amelia Island shrimper. By age 39, he’d already owned awaiting a tow from another shrimper nearby. shrimp boats for 22 years and traversed the waters up and down When the shrimp boat answering the Miss Fernandina’s the Florida coast, from Amelia Island to Panama City and as far distress call reached the area, there was no sign of the boat. as Galveston, Texas, following “the bite.” The Coast Guard conducted a three-day search. At one point, The Miss Fernandina was built for this sort of travel, with its they spotted two unresponsive bodies, but the aircraft needed steel frame and huge freezers, which allowed the crew to fish for continued on page 78. 39 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE • MAY 2017
PORT OF FERNANDINA BEACH
AMELIA ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE
Downtown Points of Interest 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 16
FERNANDINA BEACH GOLF CLUB
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 Fernandina Harbor Marina ~ 491-2090 Post Office ~ 261-4848 Nassau County Courthouse ~ 321-5709 (Sheriff 911; non-emergency 225-0331) Fernandina Little Theatre ~ 277-2202
Downtown Churches 6 10 11 12 13 14 15
St. Michaels Catholic Church ~ 261-3472 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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AMELIA ISLAND STATE PARK
MAY 2017 TIDES AT THE AMELIA RIVER Day
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MAY 2, 9, 11, 16, 18, 19, 23, 25 East Coast Swing, Foxtrot, and Dance Workshop Ballroom On Amelia offers Two for Tuesday group classes with EC Swing at 7 p.m. and Foxtrot at 8 p.m. in Studio #1. $10 per class or both for $15. Dance Workshop held Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m., $10. Friday Night Dance Party on May 19th from 8 to 10:30 p.m. in Studio #3; $10 cash at the door. Located at 1897 Island Walkway at RAD Studios. No partner necessary or reservation required. For more information, call (904) 624-0886, visit their website at www. ballroomonamelia.com or their Facebook page.
MAY 3 Amelia Knitting Group Meets the first Wednesday of every month from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Mustard Seed Café. Knit with great company and grab a snack or drink. Created by Merle Sauer. No commitment, attend whenever you have time.
MAY 3 Brown Bag Lunch The Amelia Island Museum of History hosts a Brown Bag Lunch presentation the first Wednesday of every month at noon, on a variety of subjects. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call Gray at (904) 261-7378 ext 102, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAY 3, 5, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31 BoogieBabies Class Easy, gentle dance class for babies, moms, dads, and caregivers. Wear your baby in your favorite carrier and be ready for fun. Held every Wednesday and Saturday at Central Park at 9:30 p.m. For more information, call Kristin McNab, (828) 674-1049.
MAY 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Community Networking Luncheon Each Wednesday, join other business people at The Journey Church from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your own brown bag lunch, network with others, share events. For more information, call Karen Werling at (904) 556-9549 or email her at email@example.com.
MAY 3, 17 Amelia Island Lighthouse Tours Guided tours of the lighthouse are held the first and third Wednesdays of every month at 10 a.m. Cost is $5 for adults; $3 for children 12 and under. Tours are limited to 25. Participants
should meet at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave. Pre-registration is required 24 hours in advance. For more information, call the Fernandina Beach Recreation Department at (904) 310-3358.
MAY 4 Art on 8th Stroll through shops and art galleries along 8th street while sampling great products and fine wines. 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, call (904) 310-9766.
MAY 4, 5, 6, 7 Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Held in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach, the Festival features art, crafts, food vendors, music, pageant, pirates, kids fun zone, and more. Parade on May 4 at 6 p.m. kicks off the festivities, followed by Sounds on Centre, a musical event for the whole family. For full schedule, visit www.shrimpfestival.com.
MAY 5, 6, 12, 13, 26, 27 Jazz Party Weekends Hosted by the Dynamic Les DeMerle Band with Bonnie Eisele, held at Horizons Restaurant from 6 to 9 p.m. $15 cover charge. For reservations, call (904) 321-2430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAY 6, 7 Living History at Fort Clinch State Park Visit with volunteers in Civil War-era attire portraying daily life at the fort as it was in 1864. Fees include the $6 per vehicle park entrance fee, plus $2 per person Fort admission. For more information, call (904) 277-7274, or visit www.floridastateparks.org/fortclinch.
MAY 8 Pink Ribbon Ladies For survivors of breast cancer, Pink Ribbon Ladies meets at 6 p.m. at Ackerman Cancer Center, 1340 South 18th Street, Suite 103. For more information, contact Anne Showalter at (904) 321-5465 or Isobel Lyle at (904) 321-2057.
MAY 9 Newcomers Club Coffee The Newcomers Club of Amelia Island hosts its monthly coffee on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Women interested in joining the club who reside in Nassau County (no matter how long they have lived there) are welcome to attend. For further information, contact Alma Cox at (954) 6109548, email@example.com, or visit www. newcomersclubofameliaisland.com.
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MAY 10 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.
MAY 11 Men Helping Men – Prostate Cancer Support Group Educational program for men meets at 11:30 a.m. at Baptist Medical Center board room. For more information contact Lauren DeWitt at (904) 277-2700.
MAY 13 Second Saturday Artrageous Artwalk A free event on the second Saturday each month in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participating galleries offer a diverse selection of art. For information, call (800) 226-3542, or visit www.ameliaisland.com.
MAY 15 Acoustic Sessions Held at Amelia Community Theatre’s Studio 209 Stage at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, $10, call (904) 261-6749 or visit www. ameliacommunitytheatre.org.
MAY 18 Writers By The Sea Writers and friends meet the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. upstairs at the Amelia Island Museum of History for program and discussion. For more information, contact Nadine Vaughan D’Ardenne at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Nancy Blanton at email@example.com.
MAY 18, 19, 20, 21 Fish to Fork Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort welcomes chefs from around the country to showcase their fishing and culinary skills. 39 Beach Lagoon Road. For more information, please visit www.omnihotels.com/hotels/amelia-islandplantation/things-to-do/fish-to-fork/package.
MAY 19 Floral Design Study Beginning Friday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., this 6-week course is held at the
Fernandina Beach Church of Christ, sponsored by the Bartram Garden Club. For more information and full schedule visit www. bartramgardenclub.org or email Club President Beverly Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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MAY 19 Third on 3rd The Amelia Island Museum of History offers a presentation on the third Friday of the month, at 6 p.m., based on a variety of different topics related to the history of the island. Cost is $5 per person (free for members). For more information, call (904) 261-7378, or visit www. ameliamuseum.org.
MAY 19, 20 Doctor Dolittle A great family show presented by the ACT teen troupe. Tickets include entrance to a pre-show party where you can talk to the animals. Performances at 7:30 p.m., May 19, 2:30 p.m., May 20. Held in Studio 209 at 209 Cedar Street. For tickets, $15, please visit www.ameliacommunitytheatre.org or call (904) 261-6749.
MAY 19, 20, 21 Wild Amelia Nature Festival Featuring an Eco Expo, kids’ activities, eco tours, photo workshops, sea turtle release, and more. Held at Atlantic Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Avenue, and other venues around the island. For full schedule, visit wildamelia.org.
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MAY 26, 27 Tuesdays with Morrie A staged reading of the play by Mitch Albom in Studio 209 of Amelia Community Theatre at 209 Cedar Street. Performance at 8 p.m. Tickets $10. For information and tickets, visit ameliacommunitytheatre.org or call (904) 261-6749. To have your event featured here, email all of the information to firstname.lastname@example.org. 43 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE • MAY 2017
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Carol & Paul Condit BY DICKIE ANDERSON PHOTO BY STEVE LEIMBERG, UNSEENIMAGES.COM
aul and Carol Condit are familiar faces around Amelia Island. As community volunteers, both have contributed time, energy, and talent to the island they call home. Paul is originally from the West Coast, and Carol was born in England. Her father, an RAF bomber pilot, disappeared on a mission out of Malta two days before Carol was born. Her widowed mother met and married a U.S. Air Force officer, who adopted Carol and moved the family to the United States. Growing up, Carol lived in many different places around the country. She attended the University of California Riverside, where she met Paul. The couple moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where Paul earned his Ph.D. in chemistry. After a post-doctoral fellowship at Cal Tech, they moved to Rochester, New York, where Paul joined Eastman Kodak. His 28-year career was mainly in Rochester, where they lived in a restored Victorian farmhouse on the banks of the Erie Canal, a treasured memory for both. When retirement came, Carol and Paul decided they would prefer living in a climate that did not include hundreds of inches of snow each year. They also wanted to be near their two daughters, who both lived on the East Coast, so they began exploring south and near the ocean. They drew a line from Charleston to Palm Coast and began visiting locations on the beach. Amelia Island offered all they wanted, including a historic Victorian downtown, and they moved to the island in 2000. Like many retirees here, they talk about their “second careers” as volunteers. Carol became a greeter at the Amelia Island Museum of History, and Paul joined the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) so he could indulge his love of flying. Paul became more
and more interested in the island’s history and began helping with museum programs and maintenance, and eventually he joined the board. Paul had volunteered in Rochester, New York on various city committees, and he brought that experience to Fernandina Beach’s City Planning Advisory board for ten years. Currently, he volunteers at the museum, serves on the board of Amelia Community Theatre, is a member of Friends of Fernandina Aviation, and is a Baptist Nassau Auxiliary volunteer, where he serves on the board. Closer to home, he is president of the Sea Grove Homeowners Association. Carol is equally busy volunteering at the museum and is a member of the Federated Woman’s Club, the Amelia Community Theatre Guild, the Newcomer’s Club, a team member for ARIAS Instrument Zoo, and she volunteers at the Kraft Tennis Club, where she is an avid tennis player. They take time out of their busy schedules to walk the beach one morning a week during turtle nesting season to help identify new nests that need protecting. As busy as this couple is, they still make time for travel. Each summer, the Condit family gets together in Maine for blueberry picking. October finds them in England for an annual reunion with Carol’s English relatives. Their worldwide travels have included trips to China, Western and Eastern Europe, Myanmar, South America, the Galapagos, and Australia and New Zealand. The couple considers themselves lucky to have found the island, but it may be the island that is luckiest for having dedicated volunteers like Carol and Paul generously contributing their talents to the community.
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eading Diann Schindler’s Facebook post is a little like watching television on a breaking news day: This just in! Breaking news! It seems like Diann is always just arriving at or departing for some interesting destination. Schindler, who lived in Fernandina Beach before embarking on this adventure, sold everything she had except a guitar and a tennis racquet, and took off to travel the world. Since then, she has blogged from more than sixteen countries. She writes about her travels in a blog called, “Diann Abroad.” She writes beautiful, wonder-filled pieces about the people and places she enjoys (not to mention the vinho tinto—the red wine), and ties them together with her beautiful photographs. I caught up with Diann in Buenos Aires, where she was recovering from minor dental surgery. Schindler, who was very impressed with the treatment, said her good health and tennisplaying fitness had worked well for her in her travels. “I do a lot of walking and hiking—I’ve worn out three pair of shoes!” she laughs. She says she is a “tolerant” traveler who does not need much, “just a place with lots of light and a good location, along with access to a washing machine every two or three weeks.” Diann, who had worked in community college administration, says the travel bug had “taken hold of me during my college days,” when she traveled to Europe, Mexico,
and Japan. In 2015, friends from St. Petersburg invited her to travel to Istanbul with them. Diann spent two weeks with them, and then a week on her own to test her affinity for traveling alone. She returned from Istanbul in October and called her children to let them know she had decided to sell everything and “simply travel.” Schindler sold her house, had a big garage sale, and departed for Portugal in January 2016. Since then she has traveled throughout Europe, Morocco, and South America, visiting 16 countries. Schindler says she has enjoyed every country, but is always ready to move on to the next adventure. Because she is willing to try new languages, Schindler has made many new friends, staying in touch with many long after departing their community. “I enjoy talking with people, so it is easy to connect with people everywhere,” says Schindler. “I have friends I haven’t even met yet!” Schindler travels with her guitar, finding “open mike” nights everywhere, many in Spain. She played at a restaurant in Barcelona for a few evenings, and the owner insisted she have dinner on the house each time she played. Schindler misses tennis the most and says she does not get to play nearly enough. She has, however, on three continued on page 79.
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ouldn’t a sign announcing “Pig Squeak Plants” get your attention? I was so curious I had to hurry over to see what they were. Sometimes the little ones get all the attention, and this miniature Bergenia “Flirt” got mine. The new Bergenia Flirt would be welcome in most gardens as a border, in rock gardens, or an all kinds of containers. Cute and compact, Flirt stands only 6 inches tall, with a flower reaching 10 inches. Blooming in early spring, Flirt is loaded with up to 30 wands of deep pink flowers that set nicely atop the deep burgundy winter foliage. This beauty can be planted in full sun to part-shade. Flirt attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, is low-maintenance, and blooms right through the fall. I’ve had a few requests to find ground covers. I hunted around and came across a new one called Heucherella Copper Cascade. This small-leaved beauty overflows containers with mounds of trailing foliage in shades of warm copper blushed with rose. These plants work equally well as a ground cover, sending out 2 to 2 1/2-foot stems that weave their way
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through their neighbors. Panicles of creamy white blooms appear in midsummer, and the awesome foliage holds its color all year. This is a must for your garden. Plant it in shade or sun, give it average water, and it will delight you for years. Copper Cascade is a denselylayered mounding plant, growing 8 inches in height and 28 inches in width. The colors on this plant intensify in heat and humidity. And I just found out this plant is also known as Foamy Bells. I recently came across a whole bed of Mango Popsicle (Kniphofia), and what a beautiful sight! I could picture them in a bed in several gardens on the island. They are a literally a garden standout, bringing a succession of vibrant yelloworange spikes and a strong pop of color to summer gardens.
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This Torch Lily just keeps on blooming until its feet get cold. Its evergreen clumps of neat, grass-like foliage stay attractive all season. The delicious spikes of sweet mango-orange attract hummingbirds, are drought tolerant, and make a striking splash of color either planted singly or in mass plantings. Grow in full sun and enjoy these 30-inch high plants with spectacular flower spikes. May seems to have delivered an abundance of annual and perennial flowers, all which make our gardens so beautiful all spring, summer, and fall! More new plants next issue, but in the meantime, you might want to check out these new annuals: Nicotiana Lime Green, Coleus Main Street Rodeo, Petunia Tidal Wave, and Begonia Bolivienses Bossa Nova. New plants make wonderful Mother’s Day gifts for the gardener in the family, but for me, forget the flowers, I want the roots attached! If you have any questions, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, Happy Gardening!
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hen you want to retire and host a lot of visitors, there’s no better place to live than Amelia Island. Pam Fox and Jim Raycraft figured out this little secret when they chose Amelia after traveling around the southeast U.S. “We worked our way down to the island,” says Pam. “We knew pretty quickly that we wanted to live on deep water, in a golf community, and the amazing live oaks stole our hearts,” Pam confesses. The couple found a small lot at Long Point in Amelia Island Plantation that offered it all. “Thanks to architect John Cotner, this lot worked out just fine for us,” Pam explains. “He visited our parcel before we even contracted him and said he was intrigued and had creative ideas.”
Top: The main living area overflows with natural light. The 1960’s-style banana chair in the corner is from Pam’s parents’ home and suits the contemporary feel of the space. Above: The entryway features a steel door echoing the steel frame of the home. An authentic emperor’s robe from China hangs on the wall surrounded by boots from Mongolia, some of the many treasures the couple has collected traversing our globe.
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Top: The kitchen opens to the dining and living space and takes advantage of the home’s waterfront views. The quartz top raised floating bar top is a unique feature of the smartly designed kitchen. Right: The third-floor roof top terrace overlooking the river is a comfortable space. The design includes a kitchenette, making the space perfect for entertaining. Below right: The outdoor living area features ceiling-height screening and is positioned parallel to the house, fitting the pool on the small lot and providing a buffer between the home and the neighbors.
The couple met with Cotner Associates and shared their wish list – a main room, a small office, small master bedroom, an elevator, and two separate guest bedrooms with private baths. No wasted space. John got to work, and coming in well under 3,000 square feet, every room makes optimal use of the square footage. “The great thing about John was that he grasped our vision of simplicity and light,” says Pam. “Midway through construction, Jim suggested a third-floor deck to enjoy the amazing river views our property offers, and John added it – complete with a kitchenette!” Today, the couple entertains in this space as much as they do indoors, and guests adore the modern rooftop bar ambience. Local contractor Steve Pickett was ready for the challenge of building this efficiently designed home. His commercial experience was critical for the steel used to support two floors 56 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE • MAY 2017
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Left: The stairway winds up to the second of three floors of living space. Middle: The guest suites feature private baths and a comfortable shared living space that their guests adore. Right: Wine enthusiasts with no room for a cellar, Pam and Jim got a built-in wine shelf with a handmade barn door to cover the space.
of hurricane windows. “Steve’s personality is nothing less than accommodating, and he was willing to work with our requested changes to build the home we wished. Additionally, his team has dashed back to fix any small thing we’ve noticed since we moved in last May,” notes Pam with relief. Pickett stands by his work for life. In the short time they’ve lived in the home, the couple is still adoring their modern yet beautiful abode, much of it made possible thanks to a partnership with Kristen Biagini Designs. “Kristen’s spirit is energetic. She wanted to achieve ‘our look,’ not ‘her look.’ She adapts to her customer,” says Pam. The finished product is stunning, highlighted by the soft grays and blues that Kristen chose for the kitchen and main living area. A tour of the home creates a sense of amazement, leaving one continually wondering, “Why didn’t I think of that?” For
example, the guest suites don’t have dressers since they take up so much space. Instead, the closets have shelves and a luggage rack. The kitchen pantry’s swinging doors save space and make access easy with shelves reaching from floor to ceiling. The tall “spice drawer” that emerges from the wall is nothing short of genius. My favorite feature is the “landing counter” hidden beside the garage door, away from the view of guests, which the couple uses for a purse, mail, and key stop. Wine enthusiasts with no space for a cellar, Pam and Jim instead had a built-in wine shelf constructed, complete with a handmade barn door to cover the space. Jim designed the door with Pickett’s custom woodworking team. All of these are great design details, but the outdoor pool and spa laid out parallel to the house to fit the property and
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Above: The master suite overlooks the downstairs of the home and features leveled shades inviting or blanketing the natural light in a variety of degrees. The artwork continues the theme of the water and was the foundation of the suite’s design. Left: The master bath has views of the river. The bathtub fills from the ceiling in a waterfall effect – yet another of the home’s unique design features.
provide privacy definitely takes the prize for ingenuity. The pool features lovely fountains and an outdoor kitchen area, including living and dining space smartly placed under second-floor ceiling level screening so that one doesn’t even notice it’s under a screen. And the design keeps out gnats when you open the series of slider doors between the indoor and outdoor living areas. “We are really proud of the teamwork between Cotner Associates, Steve Pickett, and Kristen Biagini,” Pam concludes. “Everyone worked together to achieve a smart space that will accommodate us in a future time when we are not as mobile. This was our vision, and this team worked so well to make it a reality.” In their new home, the couple does just what they came here to do – entertain, spend days on the boat fishing or cruising, golf, volunteer, and enjoy Amelia Island’s great natural beauty. Even the new furry family member, Cheers, a Humane Society find, has her name on the mailbox, and the trio is ready to stay for quite some time! 60 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE • MAY 2017
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South’s menu can best be described as extraordinary casual farm-to-table cuisine, where Chef Scott Schwartz paints a playground for the palette using the freshest ingredients sourced from local fisherman, farms, and their own onsite garden. The restaurant just recently celebrated its eleventh year in business, which was a good enough reason for my friend Sherry and me to visit 29 South for a congratulatory dinner! Our server Bobby started us off with a glass of Langlois Chateau Sancerre, a clear, bright, and tantalizing start to our dinner. We began our meal with Lumpy Blue Crab Cake on Old Bay Butter with pickled watermelon rind. I liked the crisp on the crab cake, which was loaded with delicious jumbo lump, sweet crab. We also shared A Simple Crust of Bread, the Chef’s daily market-inspired crostini. Their bread comes from Community Loaves in Jacksonville, and that evening’s “crust” was an artisan rosemary bread topped with roasted rainbow carrots from the restaurant’s garden, whipped ricotta, arugula, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. This was a succulent and hearty appetizer, and probably my new favorite menu item at 29 South.
Sherry and I shared a simple “Salad on the Rocks,” made with their just-harvested mixed greens, tomatoes, green beans, and orange segments, tossed in a piquant house vinaigrette. It was paired with Gumption Cider, a slightly sweet hard cider with balanced acidity and lots of bubbles. A nice intermezzo before our hearty entrees, Catch of the Day and Beef Short Ribs. The “catch” was sheepshead, which is a lovely, mild tasting fish that has a sweetness reminiscent of crabmeat. It was perfectly sautéed and served over a bed of homemade succotash, and topped with roasted red pepper chutney. The succotash was made with corn and lima beans in a savory broth, and the whole dish paired well with a glass of Hess Chardonnay, a crisp, clean, low oak chardonnay. Chef de Cuisine Jose Salome then brought us his famous Beef Short Ribs, which take three days to prepare. First they are smoked, then cooked again, then chilled, then finished. The ribs were served with horseradish gremolata, Brussels sprouts, parsnips, sweet potatoes, and butternut squash. What an amazing dish! The beef was so tender it melted in our mouths, while the fresh herbs brought a bright, clean essence to the dish. Bobby paired this entree with Incognito, a red wine blend with deep complexity and a great balance of dark fruit and spice. I tell all my friends, never leave 29 South without having dessert, as theirs are the best on the island, particularly their Coffee and Doughnuts, which is glazed doughnut bread pudding with mocha ice cream and butterscotch drizzle. But wait, there’s a new kid in town: 29 South’s Rice Pie, which is rice pudding in pastry, served with rum raisin ice cream. Oh my! Paired with Dow’s Old Tawny Port, these desserts are the ideal ending to a picture-perfect dinner. Scotty Schwartz, Executive Chef and owner of 29 South, has won numerous awards and is considered one of Northeast Florida’s pioneers in the region’s farm-to-fork movement. Visit 29 South at 29 South 3rd Street or call (904) 277-7919 for reservations.
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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, 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. 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. (904) 261-2660. Open 7 days, Mon-Sat L, D, $$$, F. Burlingame ~ In the historic district just a half block off Centre Street at 20 South 5th Street, this new restaurant offers seasonally inspired modern American food with a twist. The small menu enables our team to focus on a handful of exquisite dishes developed from the freshest ingredients each season. Dining out is about more than just food, and our superb service and casually elegant atmosphere create a special experience. Extensive wine and beer list. Reservations recommended. Open Tue – Sat 5:30. Sun Brunch 10am - 2pm. (904) 432-7671 BurlingameRestaurant.com Café Karibo ~ Located on North 3rd St. just off Centre Street in the historic downtown district. It has a cozy interior with a funky, laid-back setting. It’s most striking feature is its naturally shaded outdoor dining patio. Great selection of sandwiches, salads, and soups
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for lunch. Kid friendly. Vegetarian items on the menu. Open: 11am–9pm Tue thru Sat; Sunday 10:30am– 3pm with lunch menu specials; Mon 11am–3pm. Fresh-brewed beer available in the Café and in the brew pub—The Karibrew—located next door. Food prices are relatively low-lunch average $10 pp; dinner $20 pp (generous portions). Crab Trap ~ Nautical decor and friendly service makes for a casual, relaxing atmosphere. Dinner daily offers seafood—fried, grilled, broiled, or blackened— as well as steaks, chicken and oysters year round. Entrees $8.95 - $18.95. Call for seasonal hours. Beer, wine, and cocktails. Family owned and operated since 1979. 31 N 2nd Street, (904) 261-4749. $$$ V/ MC/D. David’s Restaurant ~ David’s Restaurant has an amazing steakhouse & seafood menu, upscale atmosphere, and professional service. Relax in our lounge and peruse the Martini and full bar menu, then enjoy mouthwatering creations like prime steaks, Filet Oscar, and our Signature 16oz. Grilled Ribeye, English Channel Dover Sole & Chilean Sea Bass. We have Vegetarian offerings as well. Try our dessert sensation, Chocolate Fondue for Two. Lounge opens at 5 pm, dinner begins at 6 pm. Young Adult menu available. Happy Hour Sunday - Thursday 5 to 7 pm offering 1/2 price Cocktails and NEW Bar & Lounge Menu, New Martini Flights & delicious Port Flights. Reserve your Whole Alaskan King Crab 48 hours prior to arrival. 6-10 lb. average. All dessert & breads made on premises. Open 7 days a week. Nightly specials! Reservations are highly recommended. Private wine room holds up to 12 & groups up to 50 in private dining room. Resort casual attire. 802 Ash Street. (904) 310-6049. Make your reservations online at AmeliaIslandDavids.com. España ~ Featuring Old World cuisine from Portugal and Spain, España offers an intriguing menu in a comfortably elegant atmosphere in downtown Fernandina Beach. Owner/chef Roberto Pestana serves mouthwatering tapas like Grouper Ceviche, Portobello al La España, and Shrimp with Garlic, all served with España’s homemade bread. Entrees include a classic Seafood Paella, and a variety of fresh local seafood and meats. España also features an extensive wine list and an excellent homemade sangria. Available for private parties. Reservations recommended. All major credit cards. Open 7 days. (904) 261-7700. 22 South 4th Street. $$$, D, B/W. Fancy Sushi ~ We serve fine Japanese cuisine from our Hibachi grill, the best Tempura and the tastiest Teriyaki this side of Tokyo. We give you all the fine foods with the friendliest service you will ever have here in friendly Fernandina Beach. Come by and give us a visit and we’ll serve you with smiles and the freshest sushi that you won’t find anywhere but here at Fancy Sushi. Open 7 days. (904) 261-9855. 1478 Sadler Rd. Florida House Inn ~ Enjoy Southern cooking at its finest at Leddy’s Porch. Menu includes Southern Salads, Sandwiches, Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Collard Greens, and much more. Black Board specials daily. The Florida House Inn is located just off Centre Street in the historic district of Fernandina Beach. The inn is the oldest hotel in the state of Florida and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Open for brunch Wednesday – Friday from 11:00am – 2:30pm and Saturday – Sunday 10:00am – 2:30pm. The Mermaid Bar at The Florida House Inn is open Monday – Saturday at 5pm. Daily drink specials and Open Mic every other Thursday night. 22 South Third Street, (904)491-3322. L, $$, F Horizons ~ Where great food and good friends come together. The gourmet food you are always craving. You can visit us for a fantastic lunch or dinner or let us cater your event. We have gourmet items to please
dining out everyone in your group, including beef, lamb, seafood, chicken, and even gourmet vegetarian choices and also fresh pastries and desserts! 5472 First Coast Hwy. (904) 321-2430. www.horizonsameliaisland.com 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 funloving, 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. 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 Orleansinspired courtyard. Jacksonville Magazine Top 25. Extensive wine list available. Reservations recommended. Major credit cards. 321-2558. Open seven days. D, $$$. La Mancha ~ A Spanish and Portuguese restaurant with a Brazilian flare, blended for savory and bold flavors. We offer a mixture of contemporary and traditional authentic Spanish cuisine. Extensive beer and wine list and our famous sangria! Plenty of parking and catering available for large groups and parties. Check out our menu online at www.lamancharestaurant.net. Open Mon - Fri 5pm 9:30pm; Sat & Sun 3pm - 9:30pm. 2709 Sadler Road. (904) 261-4646. Tue. – Half price sangria; Wed. – Ladies Night – All you can drink sangria with entree purchase; Thu. – Free dessert, Local’s Night at 10% off with proff of residency; Sun. – All you can eat paella, live Spanish guitar music from 6-9pm! Lechonera El Coqui ~ Authentic traditional Puerto Rican cuisine in historic downtown Fernandina Beach! Enjoy a pleasant dining experience with a wonderful ambiance making you feel as if you have been transported to beautiful Puerto Rico. Indoor or outside seating available where the relaxing sounds of the traditional music will make you get up and dance. Friday night is Salsa Dancing night with Instructor and Sangria Specials. Gasolina Sangria Specials on weekends and Beer Specials on weekdays! Come Experience Puerto Rico! 232 N 2nd Street, Historic Fernandina Beach. 904.432.7545 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. Located in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach. Visit online at www.lulusamelia.com. (904) 432-8394. 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, organic chicken and fresh organic produce. Salads, wraps, sandwiches, and soups are available—all prepared with The Mustard Seed’s impeccable style. Popular items are chicken or veggie quesadillas, grilled mahi or salmon
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Prestigious Long Point Situated in coveted Oak Point within Long Point in the Amelia Island Plantation, this low-maintenance patio home has been thoughtfully caredfor and improved upon in its tranquilly private, cul-de-sac setting in this esteemed enclave at the south end of Amelia Island. The curbside view will impress you with lush landscaping, paver drive and walkway, and detached two-car garage. Step inside to single-story spaciousness fashioned by a vaulted ceiling, abundant glass to the lanai, and wondrous green space beyond. The generous kitchen features granite countertops, a center island, new stainless steel GE Profile appliances and a walk-in pantry. Luxuriate in a master bath complete with a granite dual vanity, designer fixtures, a soaker tub, separate shower and water closet. A gas fireplace and numerous recent updates including renovated baths round out this attractive Long Point property, ideally suited as a primary or secondary residence. For more information on this exceptional property, contact Claudia Watts with Coldwell Banker The Amelia Group at (904) 556-4000. 67 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE â€˘ MAY 2017
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1432 Windsong Villa Oceanfront views from Mediterranean style, 2 BR/2.5 BA, 5th ﬂoor villa. Remodeled kitchen and baths. New wine bar, a wood burning ﬁreplace and a sun-ﬁlled balcony. $799,000
95062 Mackinas Circle (Harrison Cove) Well Well-maintained maintained 4 BR BR, 3.5 BA home in gated community. Master on 1st ﬂoor. Glassed in porch with slate tile. Near the beach. $595,000
6 Marsh Point (Lot 83 Long Point) Large lot on the prestigious, gated Marsh Point Road has a Long Point golf course front view and a wonderful marsh view in the back. $695,000
33158 Prairie Parke Place (Flora Parke) Beautiful 4BR/2BA waterfront home on almost an acre includes ownership across the pond for protected lake views. 4th BR is large artist’s studio. $363,500
32 Belted Kingﬁsher (Lot 80 Marsh Creek) Peaceful 3 BR/3 BA home with magniﬁcent views of Oak Marsh golf course, the marsh, and lake. Hardwood, vaulted ceilings, and large windows. $595,000
195 Rowan Oak Place (River Oaks of Amelia) Amazing 4 BR/3.5 BA 3,232 sq ft home. Well-designed kitchen with Cambria quartz counters. Screened, heated, saltwater pool. $574,500
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Large Country Estate close to Amelia Island. Over 3 acres and zoned OR, so bring your horses! Large custom-built home is perfect for entertaining and families, with tall ceilings, hardwood ﬂoors, and granite throughout. Summer kitchen and large pool. 3-car garage has additional covered parking space for RV or boat. Each bedroom designed as master suite with large bathroom and closet. Enjoy all that country living has to offer! MLS#74387 $777,000
86174 WORTHINGTON DRIVE
3BR/2BA home. Large backyard next to preservation area. Stainless appliances and split bedroom ﬂoorplan. New ﬂoors and lighting. Well maintained and move-in ready. Convenient to Jacksonville, Kings Bay and I-95. MLS#74477 $187,000
86305 MEADOWFIELD BLUFFS
Beautifully maintained 3 BR/2 BA home has newly built dock with deep water access to Lofton Creek. Located on quiet dead-end street. Property also includes 400 sq. ft. workshop, which could be made into guest quarters. MLS#74446 $449,900
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Charming cottage in Amelia Park with open ﬂoorplan in mint condition. Lovely front porch and Plantation shutters. Gourmet kitchen with white cabinets, stainless appliances, and granite countertops. Private ofﬁce makes this the perfect home! MLS#74505 $449,000
5436 PRICE STREET
VALUE IN LAND ONLY** Lot on quiet dead-end street in historic American Beach is short walk to the beach. On Amelia’s South End between Summer Beach and Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. MLS#74562 $120,000
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96200 OCEAN BREEZE DRIVE
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Brand new townhome centrally located on Amelia Island adjacent to Amelia Park! 3 bed/2.5 baths open ﬂoorplan, private garage, lanai, and more. Spacious owner’s suite on ﬁrst ﬂoor. Two interior ﬁnish styles available. MLS#73571 $329,500
New home just completed! 4 BR/3.5 BA home with formal living room, study, bonus room. $49K of upgrades include chef’s kitchen with quartz countertops, Bosch 30” gas range, paver driveway. MLS#69370 $529,900
4 BR including in-law suite with ajoining sitting room. Extra large bonus room with private bath. Open living and kitchen area. Owner’s suite has garden tub, shower and huge closet. Covered lanai. MLS#69587 $539,900
2961 AMELIA ROAD Beautiful 6.2 acre estate with 2.2 acres cleared land, cottage, and 2,132 sq ft barn. Cottage and barn have cedar siding, Galvalume roof, and Anderson windows. Cottage with 1 bed, 1 bath and 896 sq ft boasts countless upgrades including custom maple kitchen cabinets, butcher block kitchen counters, heart pine wood ﬂoors, covered deck with brick wall patio. Barn currently houses two air conditioned ofﬁces, a bathroom with travertine ﬂoors. MLS#74746 $998,000
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96153 LIGHT WIND DRIVE
4970 SEA WATCH DR
5 BR/4BA home with in-law suite on ﬁrst ﬂoor, plus large master and elegant bath. Kitchen has custom cabinets, granite, and stainless appliances. Rec room overlooks spacious backyard and patio. Located on south end. MLS#74684 $699,000
Beautiful 3 BR/ 3 BA home in Oyster Bay. Family room with custom built-ins, study, and screen porch overlooking lake. Tile throughout except bedrooms. Bonus room. MLS#72329 $359,900
Oceanfront views from this beautiful townhome in Summer Beach, with membership to Golf Club of Amelia! Owners incorporated 3rd bedroom into the master, can easily be converted back to 3rd oceanfront bedroom. MLS#74276 $839,000
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www.TroxelTeam.com • email@example.com 1901 PERIMETER PARK ROAD $574,900 Luxury and upgrades in this 3BR/2.5BA Amelia Park home. Oak wood ﬂooring and tile throughout. Kitchen features granite, stainless appliances, gas stove, and walk-in pantry. Gas ﬁreplace, custom-built bookcase and surround sound, two outdoor porches for entertaining, immaculate garage, and designed with an elevator shaft in place! MLS#74502
1209 BEACH WALKER ROAD $315,000 Lagoon and nature views from this 2BR/2BA condo at Amelia Island Plantation. Features tile ﬂooring throughout, custom window blinds, wet bar, exterior lighting, and brick pavers on patio. New roof and A/C unit. Renovated kitchen includes granite countertops, stainless appliances and glass subway tile backsplash. Close to beach! MLS#74364
1527 PERSIMMON CIRCLE $369,000 JUST REDUCED
Fantastic location in desirable Simmons Cove...close to the beach and downtown. Well-maintained home features open ﬂoorplan, family room with built-ins and ﬁreplace, separate ofﬁce/study/ living room, spacious master, and delightful all-season sunroom with brick paver ﬂooring. Large, fenced yard with lovely landscaping and paver patio. MLS#69976
37 BEACH WOOD ROAD $589,000 JUST REDUCED
This 3BR home on Amelia Island Plantation provides beautiful wooded views with abundant privacy. Great ﬂoorplan with Master on main level, guest suite & bath upstairs. Nice kitchen layout with island and prep sink opens to living room. Brazilian cherry ﬂoors downstairs. Fireplace in living room and sunroom. Short walk to beach. MLS#72683
1402 BEACH WALKER ROAD $995,000 Gorgeous ocean views from this renovated 4 BR, 3.5 BA town home being sold completely furnished. Open living/dining room with private balcony. Kitchen has stainless appliances and large pantry. Wood ﬂoors, ground level oceanfront patio, one-car garage, and community pool. The perfect beach property with the ability to rent short term. MLS#72971
96303 PINEY ISLAND DRIVE $699,000 Breathtaking marsh views from this custom-built 4 BR, 2.5 BA home currently under construction. Built in the low-country style, this property will feature a nicely equipped kitchen with center island and eat-in nook, separate dining room, game room, bonus room, and large outdoor patio for entertaining. MLS#73732
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85189 MAJESTIC WALK $399,900 Stunning home in Amelia Walk with community pool and rec center. Minutes to beach, Fort Clinch. Tile ﬂooring throughout main areas, granite counters, 3rd car garage, patio with summer kitchen, upstairs bonus room with full bath and balcony, large backyard with paver ﬁrepit near tranquil lagoon. Walk-in closets in bedrooms. MLS#74336
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25 MARSH HAWK ROAD
3 BR, 3 BA, 2,905 square feet The multiple views will grab you from the moment you step inside this lovingly maintained nature lover retreat with golf course and marsh views out the back door, plus lagoon and golf course setting just off your front porch. MLS#74579
This is one of 3 contiguous 50’x100’ residential lots in Downtown Fernandina Beach, located just South of Centre Street on South 4th Street between Cedar and Date streets. Each lot is only available as part of our “Lot & Home” packages offered in concert with builder John Stokes of the John Stokes Co. Call for eeatures, ﬂoorplan, and elevation information. MLS#74055
2730 SOUTH OCEAN OAKS DR $480,000
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3 BR, 2.5 BA, 2,022 square feet This Eagan’s Bluff III single story home features split bedroom design with wonderful ambient lighting during the day. Enjoy the fully fenced backyard from the extended screened and tiled lanai. Centrally located to the beach and historic Fernandina Beach. MLS#73962
This Brylen Home backs up to pond and has 4 BR and 3 full BA. One bedroom & bath could be a mother-Inlaw suite. 10-minute walk to the beach or Egan’s Creek Greenway. Kitchen features Corian counters and ebony appliances and looks out to the large tiled lanai and living room. Ocean Oaks is a beautifully maintained community in a peaceful setting. MLS#74229
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3520 S. Fletcher Ave. This gorgeous newly constructed 4BR, 4.5BA oceanfront home is perfect for the ultimate indoor and outdoor living. The main living area is on the 2nd level along with the master suite, pool/spa and offers a phenomenal oceanfront vista. $3,795,000
3280 S. Fletcher Ave. New oceanfront custom home designed by Cotner Associates being sold fully furnished. 5BR, 5BA(en suite) this fully appointed home is a must see, including a salt water pool with a travertine patio and new boardwalk to the beach. $3,600,000
3710 S. Fletcher Ave This rare setting offers 100' of incredible ocean frontage in the heart of Amelia Island's beaches. The existing home is located just west of the CCCL offering a wonderful footprint for new construction thus requiring local permitting only. $1,925,000
4136 S. Fletcher Ave. Oceanfront estate offering unique seclusion and privacy with the very best of Amelia Island's beachfront living. 3BR and 3.5BA in the main home and a separate guest cottage with 1BR and 1BA with private parking area. $1,639,000
95178 Sandpiper Loop Oceanfront single story Sandpiper patio home located just a short walk from the Ritz-Carlton. Only 4 homes in this oceanfront enclave. This unique home design has the master bedroom suite, living area and kitchen in the main part of the home. $898,900
6539 Spyglass Circle Oceanfront living in Amelia Island Plantation. 3 bedroom/3 bath villa with en suite bedrooms, plantation shutters, and walk-out patio. Oceanfront view from master bedroom. Unit includes garage parking with lockable storage. $749,000
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WATERFRONT PROPERTY, GOLF HOMES, HISTORIC HOMES, & MORE Rare Opportunity The Historic Thompson House plus Lulu’s Restaurant where you can live and work in the heart of downtown Fernandina Beach. 100 x 100 lot and C3 Zoning allows for ﬂexible use so bring your imagination and make this your dream come true. Successful restaurateur will provide training if needed. Vintage home features unique arched bay windows. heart pine ﬂoors, very spacious rooms, carved ﬁreplace mantels. MLS#70169 $750,000
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8144 RESIDENCE COURT UNIT 202 This spacious oceanfront villa is located in an exclusive gated enclave on the south end of Amelia Island. The 3 BR, 3 BA split ﬂoorplan is ideal for extended stays or accommodating guests. Steps to the beach and the pool. On the ground ﬂoor for easy access. 1 car garage. MLS#66908 $599,000
Tucked in the woods, but wide open spaces inside. This home is all about bringing the outdoors in. Vaulted ceilings, wood ﬂoors and ceilings, a central gas ﬁreplace with built-in wood cabinets. Private decks, screened porch and multiple areas for outdoor living. Workshop and oversized garage. More than ample storage, all within the Amelia Island Plantation. Close to the beach and shops. MLS#74744 $667,000
#203 Ketch Courtyard Looking for a great buy? This 2 BR, 2 BA oceanfront condo is comfortable and sold turn-key. Move right in or use as a vacation rental property. Open kitchen, dining, and living areas access a private balcony overlooking the beach. Large laundry and storage. Low density complex with on-site management. Complex has pool and interior walkways, plus elevator. Fantastic views and direct ocean access. MLS#74585 $314,000
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3150 S FLETCHER AVE UNIT 205 Ketch Courtyard is a desirable oceanfront condo. This 2 BR, 2 BA unit also has a laundry room. Small complex with pool and private beach walkover. Unit is being sold furnished and is close to the popular Surf Restaurant. Unit has an excellent rental history and the rental ofﬁce is on site. MLS#74080 $349,000
Amelia Island Plantation affordable option in a remodeled marsh view 2 BR, 2 BA condo which offers granite counters and upgraded cabinetry in the kitchen, wood style ﬂooring, beautifully tiled baths, sliders opening to a private patio and gated courtyard. Enjoy magniﬁcent views over the golf course, pond, marsh and Intra-coastal Waterway. MLS#74484 $239,900
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861877 NORTH HAMPTON CLUB WAY ~ $562,000
CARLTON DUNES AT SUMMER BEACH
A charming courtyard entry at this beautiful home in prestigious North Hampton. Plantations shutters, 10’-12’ ceilings, wainscoting and coiffured ceilings. Large formal living/dining room that leads to gourmet kitchen with quartz counters, 42” cabinets, stainless appliances, all overlooking a greatroom with ﬁreplace. Large screened porch overlooks private backyard. Spacious master suite with 2 large built-in closets, master bath with his & her vanities, Jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower. 2 large guest bedrooms with Jack/Jill bath, Second ﬂoor guest suite has full bath and private living area. Community amenities include Olympic size pool, tennis, clubhouse and Outpost with ﬁre pit, ﬁshing, oyster roasts, kayaking and more. MLS#74480
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 $1,450,000.
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 ﬂoorplans, beautiful views, as well as rental potential have made Ocean Place a “must have” for potential owner-investors. These units start at $639,000 and are direct oceanfront.
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96196 BAY VIEW DRIVE ~ $775,000 Magniﬁcent Mediterranean villa in prestigious Oyster Bay Harbour. Large open plan with breathtaking great room with 2 story windows, kitchen with granite counters, bar seating, stainless appliances with double oven, butler pantry with built-in wine rack and storage. Every room has French doors to a terrace/balcony. Dining has patio for gatherings and 2 more eating areas in kitchen & outdoor entertaining area. Screened lanai, pool, lounging area & large landscaped yard overlook waterway. 1st ﬂoor master suite has private veranda. 2 guest bedrooms have full ensuite baths. Second ﬂoor consists of 2 BRs each with balcony, full bath, ample storage. Two car garage with room for golf cart & workshop, and large attic storage. Yacht Club membership available. MLS#74615
TWO MUST SEE LOTS IN THE PRESTIGIOUS COMMUNITY OF OYSTER BAY HARBOUR. BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME! LOT 19 LANCEFORD LN $395,000 • MLS#73067 Waterfront lot in Lanceford Creek Plantation with shared dock and stunning sunsets!
96145 BAY VIEW DRIVE $299,000 • MLS#68885 Watch the gorgeous sunsets over Lanceford Creek from this sought after location!
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87 SEA MARSH ROAD ~ $797,000 Absolutely stunning home with guest house on the golf course in exclusive Amelia Island Plantation. Main house has beautiful golf course views, 3 BR/3.5 BA, each bedroom with a private bath. Master on main floor, guest bedrooms upstairs. Formal living & dining rooms, and large open kitchen with island opens to family room with gas fireplace. Back patio with views. Plantation shutters. Guest house has 2 BR with ensuite baths, wet bar, and mini-fridge.
Situated in gated enclave in AIP Resort. Build your dream home on a wooded oceanfront lot with west-looking views of the marsh. AI Club membership available. MLS#73824 www.lot5dunesrow.com
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2514 BOXWOOD LANE 2 BR, 2 Ba villa comes fully furnished. Bright kitchen with GE appliances, granite counters. Master has king size bed and balcony access. Whirlpool tubs and lighted vanities in baths. Access to courtyard pool. MLS#73719 $360,000
940142 OLD NASSAUVILLE ROAD Build your dream home on this 1 acre lot overlooking Christopher Creek and the Nassau Sound. Lot is partially cleared and fenced, and driveway has been started from road. MLS#73790 $190,000
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1833 LEWIS STREET Commercial property with ocean view and short walk to beach. Has existing small structure. Located between OAIP and Summer Beach. Listed in the National Register of Historical Places. MLS#73703 $299,500
86183 MEADOWFIELD BLUFFS RD ~ $445,000 This 3 BR/2.5 BA single-family one-story home with 3 BR/3.5 BA guest house/in-law quarters is located on deep-water Lofton Creek and equipped with large dock, 2 boat lifts, and covered deck. Main house has wood-burning fireplace, laundry room, enclosed back porch, and two-car garage. Two-story guest house has great room and wet bar. Roof on main house replaced in 2002. Located on beautiful, dead-end street with acre+ estates. Priced to sell!
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2 BR, 2 BA, 4th ďŹ‚oor oceanfront villa. Open plan creates a perfect atmosphere for relaxation and entertaining. One BR has a wet bar and its own private balcony. MLS#73711 www.1845turtledunes.com
1619 REGATTA DR $695,000
95082 WILLET WAY $595,000
4 BR/3 BA; pool Golfside South
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WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND Left: Blake Jones; right: Kenneth Jones, Jr.
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to refuel. The spot was marked, but upon return, all it found was an oil slick and debris. “The water was his world,” explains his late wife, commonly known on Amelia Island as “Ms. Bea.” “He once told me, ‘the ocean will be my death.’” On that fateful day, two sons, Kenneth, Jr. (Kenny) and Blake were left fatherless, a thought that terrified their mother, Ms. Bea, who had grown up without a father of her own. “At that time, I had no idea what would happen. I had a note on the boat, a mortgage on our home, three law suits from the families of the crew members, and my profession was a homemaker,” she shares. “But I’ve learned that when God moves one thing, he always replaces it with something else —in His time—and I give Him all the glory for what has happened since.” Today, the same residence Kenneth purchased for his family 34-years-ago is home to Ms. Bea’s Preschool, a place where children gather Monday through Friday to learn how to read and write, and, most of all, to learn that God loves them and that Ms. Bea loves them. “I hug my students before they leave every afternoon,” she explains. “This is something I never had as a child, and I have an opportunity to bless others and let these precious students know that I love them.”
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But it’s not just Ms. Bea’s students who are soaring today. Her first son, Kenny, is an award-winning chef with his own food truck, serving missionstyle burritos in Sweden! This month, he is opening his first restaurant and gaining a lot of attention from winning “Best Vegetarian Dish” with his Fried Avocado Tacos in the Nordic Masters Food Truck Competition. Meanwhile, Captain Blake joined the United States Air Force, earning his own wings in 2012. Today he flies Boeing C-17 cargo aircraft delivering crucial supplies to our armed forces. He has also deployed a couple of times and air-ambulanced wounded soldiers to rescue. His mom is most proud of the fact that he recently began training to become an Air Force Pilot Trainer—a teacher, just like her, and a captain, just like his dad. The two brothers still remember and miss their father, and they share good laughs watching his favorite movie, John Wayne’s El Dorado, but they find great comfort in how God stepped in and filled the places Kenneth left. “I don’t take any credit for the good God brought out of our story,” Ms. Bea concluded. “That’s God’s doing. I am humbled to take what God allowed us to accomplish and use it for His glory.”
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Fancy Free from page 51. occasions, rented an apartment on the Mediterranean in Oliva, Spain, where she can relax, swim, play tennis, and catch up with the many friends she has made there. Diann has rented the apartment three separate times for one month each time. It’s where she also gets her Netflix fix! Diann has an expense budget and plans accordingly, usually staying in Airbnb apartments, but says she splurges occasionally, including a week at the French Open in Paris. “I might spend three days in a big, tourist-y city because I think I should, but I prefer stepping outside of that and meeting locals to see how real people live, eat, and play,” Schindler says. While she often finds inexpensive flights, she loves the trains for the great views and the interesting people she meets. Schindler says making the decision to sell everything and take off was the result of getting comfortable with the idea of letting go. She advises anyone considering something similar to be completely sure about their decision, because “once stuff is gone, it’s gone.” Downsizing to a medium-sized suitcase, a backpack, a guitar, and a tennis racquet is not for those who hold their possessions dearly. “Travel allows me—maybe causes me—to be the best I can be,” says Schindler. “I’m my best self when I travel. I’m lifted by magnificent sights and scenes, and by magnanimous people. I have a charmed life!”
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BY KAREN MILLER • PHOTOS BY SHERRY GARBARINI
henever family or friends come to visit me on Amelia Island, I always book a trip with Amelia River Cruises. It’s a great way to learn about the history and environment of our island paradise. But sometimes I want to feel like I’m on vacation, too, so on a recent afternoon I invited my friend, Sherry, also an island resident, to join me on ARC’s Beach Creek Tour, a 2-hour afternoon excursion. This tour is a nice blend of history and stunning natural beauty, including a trip up Beach Creek with beautiful views of the salt marshes and bird life of Cumberland Island, Georgia. It offers a close up view of the ruins of the Dungeness mansion and takes you literally inside Cumberland Island. What luck when we discovered that owner Captain Kevin McCarthy was to be our tour guide that day! Kevin is descended from New England’s Gloucester fishermen, who for generations have sailed the North Atlantic harvesting seafood. He and his wife, Cecilia, created Amelia River Cruises in 2000, but time spent on the water has been part of this family for generations. Cecilia hails from a family of lighthouse keepers, harbor pilots, oystermen, and pioneers in the shrimp industry. We were certainly in good hands! We begin our tour with a look-see at the Amelia Research Vessel, which is currently searching for the remnants of a Spanish shipwreck in Fernandina Beach harbor. As we cruise past the vessel, Kevin explains how the operators use the equipment to search for sunken treasure. A group of bottleneck dolphins join us as we head down the Amelia River, much to the delight of the families on board.
Kevin then shares stories of the shrimping industry, the history of Fernandina, and a bit of pirate lore, regaling us with tales of smugglers and scallywags. We head out past Old Town and the island’s public boat ramp, and soon we’re crossing Cumberland Sound, with Fort Clinch State Park and the Atlantic Ocean to our right, heading toward Cumberland Island. That afternoon the tide was low, great for viewing beds of blade oysters, various varieties of wading birds, and even a 7-foot alligator, warming himself on the muddy shoreline. The Creek winds its way into Cumberland Island, past scrub oaks shimmering with Spanish moss and the contrasting yellow of saw palmetto, which are just starting to green up for their summer season. We catch sight of several of Cumberland Island’s wild horses, and then the splendid Dungeness mansion, formerly owned by the Carnegie family, along with other estates on the island. Today, the ruins of Dungeness are preserved by the National Park Service as part of Cumberland Island National Seashore. Sherry and I had a great time on our Beach Creek tour! Amelia River Cruises offers several tours that families, adults, and children of all ages can enjoy. All their tours encounter the rustically beautiful landscape, historic venues, and remarkable wildlife that make northeast Florida and southeast Georgia such a unique place to live and visit. For a complete list of their tours, which also include Shrimping Eco Tours, Sunset Family Tours, Cumberland Island Tours, and Adult Twilight BYOB Tours, call (904) 261-9972 or visit www.ameliarivercruises.com.
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