Amelia Islander - August 2022

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photographer Steve Leimberg has sought

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out with his camera enchanting scenes

Tom Barrett Art Director

around the island

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that many of us may have overlooked.

Contributing Writers Karen Miller, Julie Simmons, Dickie Anderson, Mandy Haynes, Teri Sopp, Betty Morrell, Lois Winkler

As Amelia Island continues to receive more and more attention from new visitors and from the national media, familiar images of our island home are entering into wider circulation. Centre Street, our well-preserved downtown thoroughfare; Fort Clinch; hardworking shrimp boats at the harbor—these are images that we know well from our own experience as well as from their appearance on websites and visitor guides. Sometimes we know them so well that they lose their ability to move us. We may give them little notice at all. Increased familiarity may lead to a diminished ability to see and appreciate something. The same principle applies in our own lives. Our usual daily routines, whether they involve work, family, friendships, and even our marriages, can lead us into familiar patterns that prevent us from seeing things as they really are. Sometimes these patterns are called ruts. We begin doing things the way we always do, by default, failing to fully enter the situation, to consider the task or person we are involved with, closed off from nuance and new insights. That can mean we are losing touch with those moments of discovery, those flashes of fresh insight, which feed our souls and make life such an incredible adventure. This phenomenon can even occur in a striking setting like Amelia Island. Some of the particular beauty of this island, which captured our imagination when we first came here, may not excite us in the same way anymore. As we become accustomed to a place, we don’t see it with fresh eyes as we did in the beginning, or, as sometimes happens, we become content with the iconic images and fail to look any further. Amelia Island photographer Steve Leimberg has sought out with his camera enchanting scenes around the island that many of us may have overlooked. He has created a series of photographs entitled “Unseen Amelia,” in which he captures images of Amelia we may not be familiar with, or perhaps familiar images looked at from a new perspective, whether at a different time of day, from a new angle, or by looking for beauty where we don’t expect to find it. We found Steve’s photos captivating and intriguing—an invitation to see more of the depth and beauty of our island home—and we hope you do, too. In addition this month, we take a look at the upcoming Amelia Island Dance Festival, started recently by local resident Susan Dodge, which has become a popular showcase of classical and contemporary dance; discover with Dickie Anderson how walking trips are an excellent way to see and experience the world; enjoy a “Fernandina Faces” on Hal Mather, a retired engineer and management consultant who started a local model shipbuilding club; an “Island Entertaining” on beating the heat with some refreshing summer cocktails; and much more. See you around the island!

Contributing Photographers William Raser, Sherry Carter, Stephan Leimberg, Pam Bell, Lilly Sheetz

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AUGUST2022 11 Cover Story UNSSEN AMELIA

Sometimes we miss the beauty right in front of us because we don’t know where or how to look, says photographer Steve Leimberg. Looking at our island home from a new perspective can help us discover an Amelia Island we may have never seen before.

35 Celebrating the Spirit of Dance

45 A Great Way to See the World

Founded by Susan Dodge in 2019, the Amelia Island Dance Festival returns in September with another outstanding program of classical and contemporary dance.

Walking trips offer a unique way to see the world, and Dickie Anderson looks back at some favorite excursions that have taken her all across the globe.

55 Fernandina Faces

80 Island Entertaining

After emigrating from England with his wife, Jean, following World War II, Hal Mather worked as an engineer and management consultant as well as a ballroom dancer.

When the summer weather really heats up, what better way is there to cool down than with a refreshing summer cocktail, like a Frozen Negroni or a Kentucky Buck?

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

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Galleries & Antiques Amelia’s art galleries & antique stores

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In the Neighborhood Profiles of area businesses and organizations

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Beach Combing Great shopping on Amelia Island

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Maps of the Island and downtown, with telephone numbers

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Tide Table Tides at the Amelia River

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Around Town What’s happenng around Amelia Island

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Snapshots Islanders out and about

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In the Garden While you enjoy the fruits your garden during the summer heat, consider adding some fragrant white shrubs in the fall, like Sambac Jasmine and White Knight.

Photo by Stephan R. Leimberg

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Island Home After vacationing on Amelia Island with their two sons through the years, Angie and Steve Jones built a home in Amelia Island Plantation to enjoy all the island has to offer.

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Eating Scene A favorite community gathering place, Amelia Island Coffee offers delicious coffee roasted locally, specialty drinks, house-made breakfast, all with locally sourced ingredients.

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Open House Premium real estate offerings on and around Amelia Island

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Spurgeon Richardson wanted to open a restaurant on Amelia Island with one condition: Chef Chet Huntley. Longtime friends, and two of Atlanta’s most successful restauranteurs, they planned a family friendly restaurant in Fernandina’s historic downtown that would utilize locally sourced ingredients and would need a local bank which saw their vision. Luckily, they knew the bankers at PrimeSouth, whose quick decisions and flexible solutions were just what they ordered. Chet says their real reward in opening The Boat House is making customers happy. His bankers say that isn’t just a reward, it’s the reason they work at PrimeSouth!

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Unseen

AMELIA Look at things from a new perspective and the beauty of our island home will reveal itself in new and dramatic ways as you discover an Amelia you’ve never seen before. STORY AND PHOTOS BY STEPHAN R. LEIMBERG

PABLO PICASSO FAMOUSLY SAID that there is only one way of looking at things, until someone shows you how to look with different eyes. All too often, we don’t see the beauty of our island home because we don’t know where or how to look. Or we don’t slow down long enough to really see. The images that I am sharing in this article are part of a series I have been working on for several years. They can be found in the Landscapes, Seascapes, Skyscapes, and View from a Bridge galleries at UnSeenImages.com. Through these images, I want to point out how your respect and love of Amelia can change for a number of different reasons, such as: experiencing a place by day or night; the time of day (color changes with temperature); looking in places and directions you’ve never stopped to look at before; seeing beauty and wonder where we don’t usually expect to see it (even in our local industries); by changing perspective, like looking down or up when you’ve never done that before. I hope these images help you see and appreciate the splendor and treasure of our island like you never have before. In your wonderings—with or without a camera—ask yourself, “What if?” “What if I explore places on the island I’ve never been to before?” “What if I walk the path less traveled?”

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ABOVE | This is the Historic District at night, looking toward the Port of Fernandina with a wide and high view starting from the left at the waterfront. The incredible diversity of Amelia Island can be grasped by noting that our community includes recreational boating visitors; residential neighborhoods; a thriving business district; and a vibrant commercial shipping port. The different colored lights create a scene as if a painter was creating a rich pastel, perhaps as a background for a movie. The viewer is invited to wonder what’s happening not only in the “active” welllit buildings and structures, but also in the dark and obscure parts that display just a twinkling of lights. RIGHT | Russell Conwell, founder of Temple University in Philadelphia, wrote a world-famous book entitled, Acres of Diamonds. Its theme was about a man who searched the world for wealth only to find it in his own back yard. The book, and the presentations it inspired, was one of the first to provide positive motivational thinking and it influenced some of our country’s greatest movers and shakers. This image, made at “blue hour”, when the sun’s rays deepen and saturate blues and greens, was captured from the back of my home on the marsh. The marshes of Amelia Island are breathtaking at sunset, a simple and profound gift to its residents and a reminder that everything we could want lies at feet if we only go out to discover and enjoy it.

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LEFT | Our island is replete with history, from our incredible Amelia Island Museum of History and Fort Clinch State Park to American Beach and Fort San Carlos. There is much to be learned, and the days gone by can be – with imagination – woven into the tapestry of how we view the land we now walk upon. On many evenings, people will wander the paths surrounding this Fort Clinch canon at sunset, looking at the Amelia River, watching the shrimp and sail and power boats, with the Pippi Longstocking house and the cozy, well-restored houses of Old Town in the distance surrounding what was once a Spanish port. BELOW | It’s a rarity to find a well-restored and thriving “city center” today, with friendly and welcoming merchants who are happy to see you. Night or day, our city is, especially during the holiday season, bright and cheerful, a warm and inviting place for young and old, shoppers and eaters, and everyone in between. It’s a special treat for grandparents with gleeful grandchildren headed directly to our wonderful ice cream and frozen yogurt emporiums.

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ABOVE | I first found Amelia Island in the 1970’s via the waterfront on my 46-foot Amel sailboat. Little did I know it would someday be my home, but I suspect that many of us here were introduced to the island in similar fashion. I wanted this image to show the scope of what was both the past and the future of the island, from the dozens of beautiful sport fishing boats in the foreground to the muscular shipping facilities in the background, the industry in the far center, and the town itself, garnished, cooled, and sheltered with our stunning trees. RIGHT | It’s quite amazing that a place as relatively small as Amelia has a well-run and thriving private jet capable airport. It was my great fortune to meet with several of the pilots, including Bob Brown, who made it possible for me to capture the scope of our incredible Fort Clinch. I had been inside many times, and thanks to Kevin McCarthy and his wonderful boat cruises, viewed it from the river. But grasping the dimension of this edifice from the air was an entirely new and different experience. Likewise, my friend Matt Drahzal, another incredible pilot, made many other sky views possible, and the ever-creative Stan Cottle introduced me to the world of drones. But you don’t always need a plane or drone or helicopter to get dramatic views. Sometimes, shooting from a well-supported ladder or second-story window—or getting down real low—will make all the difference.

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The marsh is a theme I continually return to in my photography. It’s like a wonderful maze, ever changing with the tides and time of day. At times, the marsh is totally covered with water, and we see people kayaking and paddleboarding. At other times, the tide is so low that egrets and raccoons roam the dry marsh bed searching for crabs to eat. These next two images are again from my backyard and show how different the marsh can look, depending on the time of day, the season, and the pull of the moon.

This image is a constant reminder to me of the words in the song, “Everything is beautiful, in its own way.” Could an old master meticulously painting a cathedral in France find such awe and splendor? Rayonier plus sunset plus trees plus sailboats on the water: “Who could ask for anything more?”

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Two more marsh images, again both within walking distance of my back deck. One of my favorite poems is “Renaissance” by Edna St. Vincent Millay. The poem speaks of the circle of life and death, with its rotting, rebirth, and redemption. Together, these two images remind me of her most soul-restoring words.

This final image is an allegory. The shadows seem so long and yet the span of our lives is—as the people in it—so short. A photographer’s lesson to self about time—and timing. And a reminder that a different perspective than usual will often provide us with a dramatically changed or augmented view of the way things “really” are.

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NEW FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY ART EXHIBIT OPENS AT FERNANDINA BEACH LIBRARY Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library is pleased to announce the opening of their latest art exhibit, “Air and Water: The Art of Mingming.” Presented through October, this exhibit showcases the watercolor and oil painting of local artist Mingming Bowerson. Originally from China, Mingming has enjoyed painting as long as she can remember. A childhood friend of her parents, a famous Chinese artist, taught her how to draw and paint, unlocking a talent that has won her numerous awards throughout her lifetime. Featured pieces in the exhibit include works with boats, harbors, landscapes, and floral still lifes. The work is notable for its exquisite, photographic-like detail. The paintings exhibited are available for purchase, with all proceeds benefitting Friends of the Library programming. To see Mingming’s talent yourself, visit the exhibit during library hours. For further details on this exhibition, as well as membership information and volunteer opportunities, visit fernandinaFOL.org. Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library is an allvolunteer organization whose mission is to promote literacy and lifelong learning in our community through programs, advocacy, and fundraising.

All of Florida’s First Coast Baptist Health hospitals have been rated top of the class for patient safety, including Baptist Medical Center Nassau. “Baptist Health team members and leaders have an unwavering commitment to safety for our patients and their families,” said Matt Zuino, FACHE, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Baptist Health. “This recognition is well-deserved and a testament to their daily endeavor to provide a safe and healing place for those who come to us seeking care.” The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit watchdog organization, assigns letter grades A, B, C, D, or F to hospitals across the country based on more than 30 national performance measures and their record of patient safety. It is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. “As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”

TRAVEL + LEISURE MAGAZINE NAMES AMELIA ISLAND AMONG “WORLD’S BEST” Amelia Island was recently voted No. 10 among the “Best Islands in the Continental United States” by readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine, one of the most popular travel publications in the world. This is the fourth consecutive year Amelia Island has made the travel magazine’s “World’s Best Awards” list, now in its 27th year. The No. 10 finish puts Amelia Island in exceptional company, joining other notable destinations such as the Golden Isles, Georgia, the Outer Banks, North Carolina, and Hilton Head, South Carolina. “By once again voting Amelia Island among the best in the country, the discerning readers made it clear this destination has what they value most in an unforgettable island getaway,” said Gil Langley, president of the Amelia Island Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Beyond our remarkable natural beauty and growing list of amenities and attractions, it is our local tourism industry’s commitment to delivering the kind of memorable experiences that have made Amelia one of the world’s best places to travel.” The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, was also recognized by the readers of Travel + Leisure, voted No. 9 among the “Best Resorts in Florida.” To read the list of Florida’s Best Resorts, visit TravelAndLeisure.com.

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L. MOORE AESTHETICS welcomes Beth Turner, Aesthetician Beth has studied extensively in corneotherapy with Dr. Erin Madigan-Fleck, a pioneer in the field. Corneotherapy is a skin treatment methodology that assists compromised skin barriers, sensitive skin, acne and rosacea. We are excited for her to bring this method of skincare to L. Moore Aesthetics. Join us September 17th for a special event featuring skin analysis featuring the Observ Skin Analysis Device along with our guest, Dr. Madigan-Fleck. To learn more about our upcoming event or book your time with Beth visit us at

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asey Matthews has been creating art since she was a small child; in fact, it’s all she’s ever known, and all she’s ever wanted to do. “My creativity begins with a constant state of awareness and appreciation for everything around me,” says Casey. “I’m always noticing patterns in nature, and the way inanimate objects and shapes harmonize with each other. I’m inspired by color, how colors, motion, flow, and organic repetition.” Born in San Antonio, Texas, Casey moved to Amelia Island 22 years ago, initially creating art in her studio space at Blue Door Artists. But in 2017, she realized she needed a larger space to work in, so she opened her own studio and gallery at 813 South 8th Street. Casey’s artwork has been collected all over the world and featured in national publications such as Coastal Living Magazine, House Beautiful, Luxe Design, Domino, and on HGTV.

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on her website as well as in galleries across the country in Boston, Charlotte, Atlanta, Delray Beach, Birmingham, and New Orleans. Casey creates rich paintings with multi-media surfaces that are both visually intriguing and full of energy. They incorporate expressive color, fluid movement, and strong elements

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Many of her pieces are large commissioned works, up to 15 feet in length. They can be found in private, corporate, healthcare, and hospitality locations. She is a prolific artist and works on multiple pieces at once, inspired by the coastal community in which she resides. Her art can be found

of design. From a distance, her works impose a singular statement of color, composition, and tone; viewed closely, they suggest a complex narrative that is multi-hued and textured. “My work is intuitive and process-driven,” she says. “I enjoy the drips and splatters – and the journey they inspire.” You are invited to an open house and studio tour on Saturday, August 13 from 1 to 8 p.m. in conjunction with the Second Saturday Artwalk. New small work on canvas and paper will be featured. Casey Matthews Fine Art is located at 813 South 8th Street in the Pelican Palms Shopping Center. Regular hours are by appointment. For more information, please call (904) 556-1119 or visit www.caseymatthews.com.

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IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD with Mandy Haynes

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ori Bille has been the manager of Scott & Sons Fine Jewelry since October 2012. Originally from northern Virginia, she and her husband moved to Amelia Island in 1991. “My husband’s family has owned property here since the 1950s,” says Lori. “We live north of Atlantic Avenue and we love that we can either walk to the beach, walk downtown, or just meander through our neighborhood.” She says what she loves most about working at Scott & Sons Fine Jewelry are the customers, the staff, and the fact that she learns something new every day. “The most satisfying part of the job for me is helping a customer design a piece of custom jewelry or helping someone pick out a fabulous piece of jewelry for a special occasion.” Scott & Sons Fine Jewelry has some of the finest jewelry in the area, as well as jewelry repair and custom jewelry. They strive to be the best jewelry store in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia by providing quality merchandise in a refined yet family-friendly atmosphere with honest personal service. Their goal is to make customers feel like a part of their family. When Lori isn’t working, she likes to visit local resale stores, antiques stores, and support local restaurants. Her favorites? “Wicked Bao, Carolyn’s, Coastal Pizza, Moon River —too many favorites to mention!” Scott & Sons Fine Jewelry is located at 9900 Amelia Island Parkway at the corner of State Road 200 and Amelia Island Parkway. Visit them online at www.scottandsons.com or call (904)-491-1550.

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aul Moerman, manager of Gateway Mortgage, has been with the Fernandina Beach branch since its opening in November 2017. He is originally from St. Simons Island, Georgia, but he moved to Atlanta and then North Carolina before traveling to the Northeast and Tennessee for work. One summer on a visit home to St. Simons, Paul met his spouse. Both of their families had vacation homes in Fernandina Beach, and of course, they loved coming to Amelia Island. Eventually, they bought their first home here from Paul’s grandfather in 2009. “I love driving over the bridge and feeling like I’m home. So many outdoor activities and special events are at our doorstep, as well as the great shops and restaurants on Centre Street and the beautiful waterfront,” says Paul. “We’re big fans of First Love Brewery, Pajama Dave’s, and Café Karibo. Steak night at the Plantation is another favorite. And I can’t forget DeNucci’s and Villa Villekulla Toys—we have two girls! We always try to support all local businesses.” The team at Gateway Mortgage is here to help you. They weave the knowledge and expertise of our local mortgage professionals together with state-of-the-art technology and the powerful resources of a national company to make your home buying experience easy, reliable, and fast. “What I love most about my job is helping to build the community one family at a time through home ownership, especially first-time homeowners and folks moving here to retire,” says Paul. For more information, call him at (904) 990-5075 or visit gatewayfirst.com/paul-moerman.

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Pampered Pets While you’re shopping this summer, don’t forget treats for the dogs! Redbones has fresh-baked treats, treatments for pain and inflammation, anxiety, and general wellness, as well as these custom Amelia Island toys, collars, and leads ($12.99 – $24.99). Available at Redbones Dog Bakery & Boutique, 809 South 8th Street. (904) 321-0020.

Sensational Snacks Olive Amelia is your one-stop shop for fine Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegar, as well as Gourmet Snack like bruschetta, jams, honey, olives, pickles, crackers, dips and spices, cheeses and charcuterie, and much more. Stop by for complimentary samples or visit www.oliveamelia.com. Prices range from $6 to $30. 206 Centre Street. (904) 310-3603.

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Superb Skin Care This blend of Vitamins C and E and Ferulic acid will brighten your skin, increase collagen, and provide antioxidant protection, a perfect all-in-one for your skin ($149). A More Beautiful You Mineral Sunscreen includes Titanium Oxide and Zinc Oxide to protect against skin cancer and sun damage ($48). Available at L. Moore Aesthetics, 1815 South 8th Street. (904) 222-6053.

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hanks to the energy, artistry, and vision of Amelia Island resident Susan Dodge, an exciting new vibe has been added to the many pleasures of Amelia Island—one you can experience at home, around town, and in the audience of the Amelia Island Dance Festival, which returns this year in early September. Dodge, a professional dancer formerly of the acclaimed Paul Taylor Dance Company in New York City and other well-known companies, launched the Amelia Island Dance Festival in 2019. With an expanding band of enthusiastic fans, it has grown substantially since then. Every show each year has sold out, says Dodge. This year’s festival, running September 9 to September 11, will feature a dazzling array of classical and contemporary dance styles, from ballet to hip hop, tap to ballroom, and modern dance. Star performers from last year will be joined by new nationally acclaimed soloists and ensembles, as well as highly talented local dancers. Saturday and Sunday matinees have been added, and twelve workshops will be offered this year. Performances will take place at Amelia Island Community Theatre (ACT), with its comfortable seating and large performance stage. Staging and collaboration are especially important to Dodge, who enjoys working with ACT and other local organizations like the Crescendo Amelia Big Band and Story and Song Center for Arts and Culture. Dodge also loves to create dance amidst the natural beauty of Amelia Island. In 2020, when theaters were closed due to Covid, she enticed dancers to Amelia Island to make “Spots on Amelia,” a video showcasing local landmarks, including ballerinas on the beach, tap dancing at the marina, a pas de deux at the airport, hip-hop on the downtown post office steps, and more. She’s had dancers perform from Boneyard Beach to Egans Creek and Fort Clinch. You can view the videos on the Amelia Island Dance Festival website and YouTube Channel. “Susie’s a force of nature,” says photographer Steve Leimberg, whose iconic bird portraits played a role in Dodge’s fanciful video, “Birds of Amelia.” The video continiued on next page

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featured eleven feathered performers, who preened, strutted, tapped, hiphopped, waltzed, leaped, and plied around Amelia Island. In addition, using a haunting composition by local musician Brenda Kayne, Dodge created a moving interpretation of love and loss among spirits of Amelia Island’s historic Bosque Bello Cemetery. The upcoming festival is a unique opportunity to enjoy a full range of live classical and contemporary dance performances in North Florida. Featured artists include Carlos Garland, frequent dancer in Broadway shows and regular performer at Universal Studios and Walt Disney World; East by North, a New York-based modern dance theatre noted for “perfect blend of movement and stillness;” and Naomi Funaki, tap dancer with celebrated Caleb Teicher and Company, New York City. Also appearing will be Jacksonville Dance Theatre, a contemporary modern dance company from Jacksonville; The Florida Ballet, 40-year-old classical ballet company whose “Nutcracker Suite” sells out in Jacksonville every year; Nicole Loizides Albruzzese, acclaimed for her athleticism, who has danced for Queen Elizabeth and the royal family of Abu Dhabi; John Manzari, a tap dancer on and off Broadway; Rhythm Tap Ensemble, who have performed their symphonylike dance compositions all over Florida and beyond; ValNeda, award-winning professional Latin Dancers; and Mal Stein, musician and composer for Paul Taylor Dance Company, Joffrey Ballet, and other noted companies. Wonderful local artists appearing include Ballroom On Amelia, the Bean School of Dance, Bodyworks of Northeast Florida, Royal Dance Academy – Fusion, and The Island Tappers. Performances run Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Amelia Community Theatre. To purchase tickets, visit the festival website at ameliaislanddancefestival. org, stop by the ACT Box Office at 207 Cedar Street, call (904) 261-6749, or visit ameliacommunitytheatre.org/box-office.

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AROUND TOWN 2022

AUGUST 2, 9, 16, 23, 25 Salsa and Cumbia Classes Ballroom On Amelia offers Two for Tuesday group classes on Amelia Island with Urban Salsa at 7 p.m. followed by Cumbia at 8 p.m. Cost: $15 for one class or $20 for both classes per person. No partner or reservation is required. *No classes the 5th week of the month if applicable. A dance practice workshop is offered on the 4th Thursday of the month from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per person. No partner or reservation is required. Ballroom On Amelia, 1897 Island Walkway at RAD Studios. (904) 624-0886. ballroomonmelia.com or facebook.com/BallroomonAmelia

AUGUST 3 “Amelia Island Gardening” with Taylor Clem The Amelia Island Museum of History’s Brown Bag Lunch lecture series presents lunchtime conversations with fascinating members of the Nassau County community. Audience members may bring lunch to eat during the lectures. Attendance is free and open to the public. 12 to 1 p.m. Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 S 3rd Street. (904) 261-7378. ameliamuseum.org

AUGUST 4 Lavender Luncheon Pam James, owner of Pelindaba Lavender Amelia Island, discusses the language of lavender for therapeutic purposes, personal care, cooking, home use, and more during a lavender-themed luncheon. Cost: $35. Ticket includes lunch, program, and a gift from Pelindaba Lavender. 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Story and Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue, (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

AUGUST 4– 7, 11–14 Chicago: High School Edition Come experience the razzle dazzle of “Chicago” starring the AMP Teens. Cost: $15 for students, $25 for adults. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Amelia Musical Playhouse, 1955 Island Wlkwy. (904) 277-3455

AUGUST 4, 11, 18, 25 SEPTEMBER 1, 8 Beginning Yoga Course Students can have common conditions like knee, back and neck, or shoulder issues. No serious conditions please. Contact studio if you have any questions. No experience necessary. Cost: $89 for six sessions. 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Community Yoga & Wellness, 210 Beech Street. (904) 613-6345. email info@ cyoga-amelia.com. cyoga-amelia.com

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Story & Song Book Group discusses American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins.Free and open all. 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Story and Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue, (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

Join us for another fun, informative night with speakers sharing their knowledge of three turtle species. Mary Duffy will share her vast knowledge of the sea turtles that nest on our beaches. The international group Turtle Survival Alliance will tell us about the perils of the Diamondback Terrapin. Eric Seckinger from FWC will share valuable information about the Gopher tortoise. Preregister at www. talbotislands.com for a donation of $10. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mocama Beer Company, 629 South 8th Street. (904) 456-9088. mocama.com

AUGUST 6, 13, 20, 27 Healing Back Care Class Series for chronic, intermittent, or semi acute low back pain. Bring circulation, reduce inflammation, and increase mobility. No yoga experience necessary, effective and fun. Cost $75 for In-Studio Registration. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Community Yoga & Wellness, 210 Beech Street. (904) 613-6345. info@cyoga-amelia.com. cyoga-amelia.com/workshops

AUGUST 6 A Sense of Home Through traditional and folk songs, ballads, spirituals, and some surprises, the eclectic music ensemble Sonofarious explores the peace and pleasure home brings, as well as nostalgia and heartbreak—set against the displacement of thousands in Ukraine. Free and open all. 3:30 p.m. Masks will be welcome at the performance. Reserve your seat by registering at www. eventbrite.com/e/a-sense-of-home-sonofariousfriends-tickets-383555584077. Story and Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue, (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

AUGUST 9, 16, 23, 30 SEPTEMBER 6, 13 Healing Yoga Course For those with pain, mobility issues, Parkinson’s, MS, Surgery recovery, or specific needs. Back, knee, neck, and shoulder help. No yoga experience necessary. Cost: $89 for a six week session. Fridays at 11 a.m to 12 p.m. Community Yoga & Wellness, 210 Beech Street (904) 613-6345. info@cyoga-amelia.com. www. cyoga-amelia.com/workshops

AUGUST 9 Tuesdays with TED Community conversation, facilitated by a local personality, over a topic of interest following a brief TED talk. Free and open all. 3:30 p.m. Story and Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue, (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

AUGUST 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 One Man, Two Guvnors This Tony Award-winning comedy is full of outrageous shenanigans. ACT Suggested Rating PG-13: Adult Language and Innuendo. Cost: $10 Students, $25 Adults. 7:30 pm. Sunday performances 2 p.m. Amelia Community Theatre, 207 Cedar Street. (904) 261-6749. www.ameliacommunitytheatre.org

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AUGUST 17 Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away Author David Powell shares the triumphs and heartbreaking moments experienced by some of the first Cubans to come to the United States after Fidel Castro took power in 1959. Free and open all. 3:00 p.m. Story and Song Art Gallery 1430 Park Avenue (904) 601-2118 www. storyandsongbookstore.com

AUGUST 19 “Jean Ribault” with Calvin Bryant Every third Friday on 3rd Street, the Amelia Island Museum of History presents 3rd on 3rd which hosts historians, authors, and other experts for a thought-provoking lecture on local or regional history. Snacks and beverages available. Cost: suggested donation of $5 for non-members, free for Museum Members. 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 S 3rd Street. (904) 261-7378. www.ameliamuseum.org

AUGUST 26 Quintessential Amelia Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery will feature artwork of exhibiting member’s that celebrates the beauty of our area. The event will be catered by Osprey Village; all proceeds go to a charity of their choosing. Free and open to the public. Reception is 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 94 Amelia Village Circle in the Omni Amelia Island Plantation shops. (904) 432-1750, visit www.paggart.com, or www.facebook.com/ plantationartistsguildandgallery

AUGUST 31 Wild Spectacle Naturalist, activist, and author Janisse Ray speaks to the role of wilderness in her life, how to seek and find wonder in a world beyond humans. Free and open all. 4:00 p.m. Story and Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue, (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com For more Amelia Island events, please visit ameliaislander.com/calendar.

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A Great Way To See the World STORY AND PHOTOS BY DICKIE ANDERSON

Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road. – Walt Whitman

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alking trips offer a unique and memorable way to explore new and interesting places. For more than 20 years, my sister, Betsy Smith, and I have explored many parts of the world, mostly on foot. Our preference is feet-on-theground exploring rather than cruises or other travel options. It’s the ultimate slow travel, taking your time to get from one place to another. You are close to the ground and close to experiences you would never have if you were traveling by car or bus. And after a good long walk, you can eat all you want! We challenge ourselves not only by walking each day of our trip, but by exploring new parts of the world. Our trips have ranged from exotic (Egypt, South Africa, and Patagonia) to more traditional (England, Scotland, Italy, and Spain). We have traveled with several different companies that offer walking and hiking trips, including Wilderness Travel and Country Walkers. The trips are rated, allowing travelers to determine the one best

suited to their level of walking. The tougher walks might be longer and include more elevation. The groups are small, ideally ten or less, and usually congenial, as everyone shares a love of walking. You should be in good shape and have accrued some mileage on the ground at home before you commit to a trip, and wear good shoes or boots. As our annual trips approach, we ramp up our walking miles. All our trips involve some altitude. It’s not easy to practice climbs when you live on a very flat island in Florida or a coastal community in Maine! The companies do all the planning. They take your luggage from place-to-place and arrange accommodations and meals. Best of all, they offer experienced, local guides who know the best places to walk and stay, as well as all the points of interest. Some trips are self-guided, in which they continued on next page

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fter a busy life that included 12 major moves, Hal Mather is happily enjoying his retirement on Amelia Island. Originally from England, Hal and his wife, Jean, found their country devastated by World War II and decided they needed to relocate. The Mathers immigrated to Canada, where Hal had a job opportunity. Describing himself as an aircraft engineer and expert in manufacturing management, he worked for the Fairey Company on-and-off in the first years of his career. Nova Scotia was the first stop for the young couple after a not very pleasant crossing from England to Halifax. Later moves would take them across the country to Victoria, British Columbia, back to Nova Scotia, and then to the United States. A man of many interests and talents, he and his wife were accomplished ballroom dancers. Ballroom dancing was a favorite pastime of many couples all over the world, especially in Canada. The talented couple won many dancing competitions, including the Canadian National Championship. They were featured dancers on Canada’s number one television show, “Don Messer’s Jubilee,” touring in the summers. For a brief time, the couple ran a dancing school. Mather’s talents brought needed organization to a variety of companies throughout his career. Embracing the power of computers, he was able to increase their efficiency and profitability. Sharing what he learned, he has written four books and numerous articles on manufacturing management. He was a successful consultant for many years. With retirement in 1995, Mather was able to indulge in a hobby he enjoyed as a youngster: building model ships. A model shipbuilding group was meeting in Jacksonville, but it was too far to attend regularly, so he started one on Amelia Island called the Pirate Flag Modelers. Mather approached Amelia Island Plantation and was able to get permission to sail the model boats on one of its many lakes. 55 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE •

The club grew quickly into 20 or more modelers and still meets on the first Saturday of every month. He is proud of his collection of sea-going vessels he has built through the years. The first boat he built was an oceangoing tug. His second model was a World War II destroyer, a more ambitious project. Ironically, it is an exact replica of a destroyer now in downtown Jacksonville’s Northbank, where it will become home to the Jacksonville Naval Museum. The historic destroyer launched in 1945 and saw 37 years of U.S. deployments. His proudest creation is a built-from-scratch replica of the boat he and Jean emigrated on to Canada. It took ten years to build. It is over 9 feet long, with many features that can be operated by remote control. When the Maritime Museum was open, he volunteered there and his models were on display. Exercise is important to him. He is a dedicated walker and schedules two long walks a week. He also participates in an island Jazzercise program. His pets are all in his backyard. He has a large group of squirrels and birds who appreciate his generosity. His love of animals is clear when you see the assortment of feeders he maintains. He even wrote a children’s book, “The Rabbit Who Loved Peanuts,” about a rabbit that he got to know by sharing peanuts. He has read his book at many Nassau County schools. A widower, Mather has one daughter, two grandchildren, and a great-grandchild, all of whom live in Canada.

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ugust has brought the heat, and with it, beautiful flowers, but with the intense heat, some blooms are tapering off. Have you thought of adding white to your garden? White flowering shrubs not only add interest to your garden, but they brighten it up and create tranquility. Many beautiful white shrubs can be incorporated into your garden, offering wonderful fragrances and cooling effects. One of my favorites is Sambac Jasmine (Arabian Jasmine), a broadleaf evergreen shrub that produces fragrant flowers from June through August. This compact beauty is the most fragrant of all Jasmines. It can grow 4 to 5 feet in height and width. Plant it in full sun to part shade. Afternoon shade is recommended to keep the dark green foliage looking its best. White Knight (Weigela Florida) is a beauty. It grows 4 to 5 feet tall, with lovely milky blossoms. One of the best white flowering bushes I know, its combination of fragrance and pure white blooms makes it unique. Clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers will show off for as long as two months, and then repeat in the fall. As White Knight matures, the

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branches arch to the ground, creating an awesome display of white. Use it as a hedge or specimen. Of course, my favorite flower is a white flowering shrub: the Foolproof Gardenia. This PP shrub has an upright, compact growth habit, reaching 3 to 4 feet in height and 3 feet in width. The double pure-white fragrant blooms appear in late spring and re-bloom through the fall. Plant it in full to partial shade. (My Foolproof gets only early morning sun and then shade during the heat of the day, thriving in its large planter pot.) This easy-care evergreen is disease-resistant and heat-tolerant with year-round interest. Use it as an accent, border, mass planting, or in containers. Night Blooming Jasmine (Cestrum Nocturnum) is famous for its gorgeous

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fragrant flowers that open at night and reveal what is known as the strongest scent from a plant in the entire world. If you have this plant or are going to add it to your garden, expect it to overflow with fragrance all the time. It likes an east or west position. This fast-growing woody shrub gets its name from the tubular white flowers that emit the highly fragrant scent, but this plant is not a true Jasmine. It only blooms at night because the flower-generating hormone (florigen) migrates from the leaves to flowering shoots during the day. It accumulates in the flowering shoots of the plant and induces flowering during the night. Night Blooming can grow 8 to 10 feet tall and 3 feet wide. Its evergreen nature and tall, columnar habit make excellent for privacy hedges and screens. When the flowers fade, white berries form and attract a variety of birds to the garden. Plant near home or patio for full benefit of the fragrance. If you have any questions, email me at bamorrell33@gmail.com. In the meantime, Happy Gardening!

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Right: Lola Interiors led the home design with attention to detail to achieve an open and airy feeling. Below: The connected primary living spaces present a white-and-light design so as to not overwhelm the space.

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f you have a chat with neighbors on Amelia Island, you will discover a distinct similarity to many of the stories about how people ended up here. Once you experience Amelia Island, you always want more! Angie and Steve Jones, who have called the island home for just over a year, will tell you the very same. Steve is the Principal, Financial Advisor, and Area Leader for Central and North Florida at Edward Jones Investments. After marrying, the couple lived in London for a few years for Steve’s work before relocating to the Gainesville/Lake City area in the early 2000’s. “Over the years, we visited Amelia Island for

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Right: The homeowners and designers both love blue, so they added warmth and color with varying shades of blue throughout the home. Below: The kitchen island is the center and heart of this home. Custom Wood Products created the custom cerused oak island that is perfect for preparing meals or entertaining.

summer conferences and events, and we just absolutely fell in love with everything in the area,” he says. It wasn’t long before the couple and their two sons, Steven and Wesley, were spending long weekends at the Omni Amelia Island Resort, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, and in private rentals. “We would daydream about retiring here one day,” laughs Angie. Like so many, in 2020 Steve and Angie realized that life and work was changing, and that Steve’s work life was shifting as Zoom meetings unleashed the potential for more flexible schedules. This, coupled with their youngest son leaving for college, prompted Steve and Angie to start looking at real estate on Amelia Island. 62 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE •

“We were both excited and eager to get to Amelia and were thrilled to meet Ted and Sandy Kotich of KDI Homes.” KDI Homes built several spec homes, and the Jones’ purchased his very last build at Omni Amelia Island Resort before he retired. As soon as the couple signed the contract on their home, they contacted a designer to partner for the design and build process. “We met Tiffany Hinton and Kelli Anderson at Lola Interiors, and we love them both,” the couple says. “Our only regrets are the couple of details where we went on our own and ignored their advice!” “This home, like several before it, was purchased before construction, so we were able to work closely with Ted and Sandy from floorplan review to finish selections to ensure

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Top left: Each design choice gives a nod to the coast, from artwork to all the finishes. Top right: Each of the four bedrooms features a private bath with a unique design. Above: Lola Interiors partnered with the homeowners in all aspects of the design, from the finishes to the furnishings and accessories, creating an exquisite master suite.

material selections fit Angie and Steve’s preferences,” explains Tiffany. “We enjoyed partnering with this family throughout the entire build and were thrilled to help Angie complete the design with furnishings.” “The lot size and shape created some challenges that Ted was able to work around to give this home four

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bedrooms, all with their own attached baths,” says Tiffany. The upstairs three bedrooms each feature king-sized bedding and private baths for the couple to host family and their adult sons, a favorite design feature! Moreover, Angie explained that Tiffany aced the design choices with a coastal masculine feel that she adores.

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Top left: Each of the three guest suites offers a king-sized bed and private bath. Top right: The upstairs powder bath wallcovering, Thibaut’s Jellyfish Bloom, is a fun addition to the upstairs hall. Right: Each of the bedrooms has a unique feel, yet a similar color palette creates a cohesive design for the entire home.

“Thankfully for us, Angie loves blue, so we added warmth and color with varying shades of blue throughout the home, including the upstairs powder bath’s signature wall covering, Thibaut’s Jellyfish Bloom.” Tiffany and team approached the primary living space design with intentionality in the details. “Because the kitchen, living room, and dining room are all connected, we kept most everything white and light so as to not overwhelm the space. We even used a clear acrylic ceiling fan and dining room light fixture to keep the space feeling open and airy,” she says. “The kitchen island is literally in the center and heart of this home. Custom Wood Products helped us create this custom cerused oak island that serves many functions.” With just over a year of island living under their belt, Angie and Steve will tell you that Amelia Island is everything they hoped for, and more. “We’re wild about our new pickle ball hobby, have picked up golf again, and enjoy spending time at the Amelia Island Club,” explaining that they’ve met so many friendly families who are becoming friends, making them love Amelia all the more. 66 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE •

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hen Sherry Carter and I met at Amelia Island Coffee to talk with owner Ray Carter and taste the wares, little did we know we would discover that we were distant cousins! Amelia Island Coffee is the kind of place where many people have connected and found community through the years. How the three of us enjoyed reminiscing about and sharing our own memories of the coffee shop and downtown Fernandina! Like many of us who live here now, Ray, originally from Waycross, Georgia, vacationed here all his life. He and his wife, Paige, take seriously their responsibility to care for the food, people, and ambience that have made AIC such a beloved community gathering place. While it has been this coffee shop

since 1995, during the previous 130 years, this space was a pharmacy and soda fountain. You can feel the continuity! As they settle in, Ray and Paige are making the shop their own. Their new logo image is circular, with water and sunrise framing a golden coffee bean, portraying the elements of the shop coming together into circles of community and life. Look for the new menu to be rolling out very soon. And the new tagline is The Local Grind, emphasizing that many of their ingredients and foods are sourced locally. 68 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE •

Amelia Island Coffee is a coffee shop first, and Ray is proud of his beans, fresh-roasted in Yulee, which are specifically highmountain, cold-climate, hand-picked 100% arabica beans. He has flavors for a wide array of specialty drinks, too. Two of those flavors are syrups made in-house, vanilla and lavender, with the lavender sourced from the lavender shop across the street. And how the lavender popped in the Honey Lavender Oat Milk Latte! Everything about the Vanilla Sweet Cream Full-Foam Cold Brew made it one of my favorites. The Iced Chai Latte, rich with spices, was another favorite. The baristas are professionals, who years ago sought out this particular coffee shop to use their serious skills. Customers need not know exactly what they want, for part of the barista magic is listening in order to figure out what will work. It’s their job. Those who come for the housemade breakfast are in luck. House-made savory items include Southwest Omelet Wrap with salsa or bacon, egg, and cheese on a very fluffy biscuit. Paige has been planning innovations, so look for a new menu of avocado toasts soon. An island baker produces AIC’s confections. We had a Sopapilla Cheesecake Bar that was a fine balance of each. On the wall are original artworks from Blue Door Artists, the art studio next door. Lavender, coffee beans, sweets, art—what more could you ask for? “All are welcome, and we will make them feel welcome,” says Ray. He’s gotten to know his regulars since he took over late last year, and he knows when to expect them. One group of retirees has been meeting every morning for years. Church ladies convene periodically. Students come after school and do homework. And tourists from all over the world. For a wide variety of people, this is their coffee shop – some for life, others as part of their vacation, just like Ray when he was young. Amelia Island Coffee is located at 207 Centre Street in downtown Fernandina Beach.

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DINING GUIDE Amelia Island Coffee ~ Since 1995, Amelia Island Coffee has been a welcoming place to meet in the heart of historic downtown Fernandina. The 140 year old exposed brick building is the perfect backdrop for our local coffee shop where the focus is on making the perfect latte, serving up a full breakfast, and baking fresh goodies daily. You’ll find a large selection of espresso drinks along with cold brew, select organic teas, fruit smoothies, frappes, milkshakes, and Red Bull Infusions. We offer indoor and outdoor seating where pets are always welcomed. Open daily 7am - 5pm. 207 Centre Street. (904) 3212111. AmeliaIslandCoffee.com. Amelia Island Brewing Company ~ on Centre Street provides delicious local food and cold brews to the friends and guests of Amelia Island. Our kitchen serves amped up southern comfort food, where you’ll see enough diversity to be surprised without losing sight of the simple stuff you love. The collection of house brews and craft beer options are curated to match the menu, with plenty of pairings to fit any palette. AIBC is a brewery infused gastropub, or a brewpub with great food, something like that - just stop in, grab a bite and a sip, you’ll see. We are doing it our way, the right way, for you and for this Island. Bar Zin ~ 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. We offer a diverse beverage menu of great wines, local brews, and Saki martinis. When possible, we source from local farmers, local products, and local businesses to create a farm-to-table style menu. Our vision is to create a neighborhood atmosphere where everyone will feel welcome; a place where everyone will have a relaxing and fun time. barzin-bistro-winebar. com. Lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch. Major credit cards. 4924 First Coast Hwy at Palmetto Walk Shopping Village. (904) 310-6620. Brett’s Waterway Cafe ~ The only restaurant on the island where you can dine overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, Brett’s offers a wide choice of seafood, chicken and beef with daily specials both at lunch and dinner. The view of the water, the impeccable service and the refined ambiance will enhance your dining pleasure. The large rectangular bar overlooking the Fernandina Harbor Marina is a pleasant place to enjoy a drink. At the marina on Front Street. (904) 2612660. Open 7 days, Mon-Sat. Burlingame ~ In the historic district just off Centre Street at 20 South 5th Street, this restaurant offers seasonally inspired modern American food with a twist. The small menu enables our team to focus on a handful of exquisite dishes developed from the freshest ingredients each season. Our superb service and casually elegant atmosphere create a special experience. Extensive wine/beer list. Reservations recommended. Open 5:30pm Mon – Sat. Closed Sun. Call (904) 432-7671. or visit BurlingameRestaurant.com. David’s Restaurant ~ David’s has an amazing steakhouse & seafood menu, upscale romantic

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Lagniappe, where you can always expect a little something more. Chef-owner Brian Grimley’s respect for Southern tradition, culinary curiosity, and a quarter-decade’s experience in Virginia’s Tidewater District shine through a delectable line-up of evolving charcuterie selections, housesmoked meats, and seafood must-haves like po’ boys, salmon brûlée, and the occasional whole fried fish! Dig in with loved ones over wine, considered cocktails, and curated bourbons in a refined yet relaxed atmosphere. Open daily, Mon - Thu 4-9pm; Fri - Sat 4-10pm; Sun 3-9pm. 4810 First Coast Hwy. lagniappeamelia.com Pogo’s Kitchen ~ Serving southern cuisine with a bend, with a menu that celebrates the full medley of Southern flavors. Cocktails and wine selections are simple but creative. Vsit us for dinner, lunch or brunch at POGO’s Kitchen—a bright, open eatery tucked away from the main lines, waiting to unpack your day and refill your glass. (904) 432-8483. pogoskitchen.com. The Sandbar and Kitchen ~ Amelia Island’s only restaurant that sits directly on Main Beach with unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean. Dine with us indoors, on our covered patio, or at our picnic tables in the sand. You can expect fresh seafood, wood-fired pizza, crispy chicken wings, and our special Main Beach Burger! Join us for a cold beer or cocktail during one of our live music events. We also boast the largest whiskey collection in Florida with over 1,200+ options! Contact us about hosting your next event! Call (904) 310-3648 or visit us online at thesandbarandkitchen.com. Sliders Seaside Grill ~ The Caribbean on Amelia Island! Exotic seafood and steaks served to order are the specials of the house. Enjoy a beautiful oceanfront view inside, or on the patio, located steps from the beach. Open daily for lunch & dinner. 1998 S. Fletcher Ave. at Sadler Rd. (next to the roundabout). (904) 277-6652. Story & Song Bistro ~ Neighborhood bookstore/ bistro serving breakfast and lunch indoors or in the “secret garden” courtyard. Home of Amelia’s “Wings” murals. Enjoy favorites like a genuine Bronx bagel, quiche, Ina Garten’s chicken salad, and seasonal specials made with fresh, local ingredients. Organic coffee, Rishi tea, rose lemonade, beer and wine also available. MondaySaturday 10am to 2pm, Sunday 11am to 2pm. 1430 Park Avenue at the 14th St. entrance to Amelia Park. (904) 601-2118. Townies Pizzeria ~ Townies is the “Locals’ Choice for Island Pizza”. All of our food is prepared fresh to order. Townies uses real cheese, only the finest quality ingredients, and fresh local produce. Unlike the big pizza chains, our sauces don’t come out of a paint can. Pizza! One Luv! 819 TJ Courson Road. (904) 277-4755. Order online at TowniesPizzeria.com or call! Wicked Bao ~ Enjoy Asian Street Food in a charming historical building in downtown Fernandina Beach. Small Plates, Noodle+Rice, Baos. Beer, Wine, Sake, Vietnamese Coffee. Happy Hour 4-6 Monday -Thursday & Dinner 4-9 Monday - Saturday. 232 N. 2nd St. (904) 775-5577. Find our menu at WickedBao.com.

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a hidden Easy living is at your doorstep with this unique 2-bedroom floor plan in Lagoon Villas at the Amelia Island Plantation on south Amelia Island. Nestled amidst the glorious flora & fauna that hallmark this gated development, the nature-filled setting features exquisite landscaping throughout the resort and residential community. Enjoy both sunrise views over the Atlantic and sunset views over the marsh and Intracoastal Waterway from Walker’s Landing pocket park. Light and

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bright with first floor convenience on oceanside, a convenient stroll to the beach. The all white kitchen boasts attractive cabinetry and appliances with quartz counters and reverse osmosis drinking water. All baths have been handsomely renovated, with the primary bedroom suite and living area both enlarged from the original floor plan with floor-toceiling glass overlooking the lush, private backyard. This property is in impeccable condition!

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YOUR NEIGHBORS, YOUR REALTORS. Our real estate team is an office full of energetic, forward thinking professionals. Our agents have an intimate knowledge of the region and an unmatched devotion to client relationships. We are proud to be one of the most successful real estate offices in Northeast Florida. We recognize the value and trust that our clients place in us and strive every day to exceed their expectations. Whether you’re looking to buy, sell or rent -- we have experts that exude credibility, commitment and have the determination to help with all of your real estate transactions.

8426 SANCTUARY LANE 4 BED | 5.5 BATH | $6,150,000

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1933 Sycamore Lane

2 Oak Point Circle

3.26 ACRES

3 BED | 4 BATH | 3,297 SQ. FT.

$850,000 SOLD

$1,525,000 UNDER CONTRACT

423 Beachside Place

701 S. 6th Street

3 BED | 3 BATH | 2,367 SQ. FT.

1.1478 ACRES | 3 BED | 3 BATH | 1,670 SQ. FT. 5 - 100X100 LOTS

$2,050,000 AVAILABLE

5422 1st Coast Highway

$975,000 AVAILABLE

96188 Stoney Creek Pkwy

6,750 SQ. FT.

3 BED | 2 BATH | 1,603 SQ. FT.

$1,750,000 COMMERCIAL OFFICE

$285,000 REPRESENTED THE BUYER

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206 THE RESIDENCE CONDOMINIUM Lock-and-leave...Oceanfront

Claudia Watts BROKER-EXECUTIVE claudia.watts@coldwellbanker.com 904.556.4000 www.claudiawatts.com

Spectacular ocean front condo with one-of-a-kind views. Gated entry, community pool, tennis court, weight room & sauna. Located on the quiet south end featuring secluded and private beaches. Beautiful Brazilian teak floors throughout the common areas. Primary bedroom has ocean view and bathroom with onyx countertops and matching bowl sinks. Guest bath features travertine tile flooring, shower surround and lovely agate countertop. Condo offered furnished w/a few exceptions. One car garage and spaccious ocean view deck. MLS#98385 ~ $1,639,000

159 LONG POINT DRIVE Build anew today...Marshfront

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kathyg@bellsouth.net 904-556-5744 THE CLAUDIA WATTS TEAM

4856 First Coast Highway, Suite 2

Marsh front facing south on Long Point Drive! This beautiful homesite offers serene privacy overlooking the marsh with Intracoastal Waterway views. Located in gated Long Point community of Amelia Island Plantation. Join the Amelia Island Club to access the amenities, including the Long Point Clubhouse, access to Amelia’s pristine beach shoreline, 36 holes of championship golf, Health & Fitness Center with indoor heated lap pool, The OMNI pool-scape, treasured Walker’s Landing, and a pedestrian trail to the main body of the Amelia Island Plantation. You’re sure to love this quiet and private cul-de-sac street with very stately homes. MLS#96544 ~ $799,000

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TAYLOR Edwards BROKER (904) 753-1814

1535 PIPER DUNES PLACE

1832 VILLAGE COURT

1107 BEACH WALKER VILLA

Outstanding ocean and beach vistas from this 3rd floor 3BR/3BA Piper Dunes Villa in Amelia Island Plantation. Master Bedroom, Dining Room, Kitchen and Living Room all overlooking the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. Spacious oceanfront balcony. Single car garage with storage. PENDING MLS#98448

Just STEPS from the beautiful BEACH's of Amelia Island in the Exclusive gated community of OCEAN VILLAGE. Featuring: a 5BR/4BA home with plenty of room for family and friends, Master on Main level, solar panels, split floor plan, 10’ foot ceilings, plantation shutters. FOR SALE $1,195,000 MLS#101398

Oceanfront 4BR/3BA Villa located on Omni's Amelia Island Resort, offered fully furnished. Beach Walker Villas are known as a popular family favorite and is also known as an excellent investment with outstanding short term rental potential. Just steps to the oceanfront pool. PENDING $995,000 MLS#98671

96131 SWEETBRIAR LANE

2146 BONNIE OAKS DRIVE

1631 S FLETCHER AVE #A

Beautiful 3BR/2BA home and 900 square foot heated and cooled Metal garage/ outbuild in Glen Laurel. Fantastic opportunity to have all your boats/RV's/ Toys on your property. This split bedroom home design features vaulted 10 ft ceilings in the living room and kitchen. 3/4 Acre. SOLD MLS#97751

ON THE ISLAND!! This 4BR/3BA home is extremely hard to find!! Home was extensively renovated in 2017 with a new roof, carpet, new fixtures, appliances, granite counter tops throughout! Home features split floor plan with two master bedrooms! SOLD MLS#98870

This second floor condo offers ocean views as well as the convenient location across the street from the beach with public beach access #16 directly across the street. This 2BR/1BA condo is uniquely designed to take advantage of a beach lifestyle with partial ocean views. JUST LISTED $425,000 MLS#100979

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95120 Alligator Creek Rd. Fernandina Beach Marshfront Home $1,300,000

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96621 Bay View Dr. Oyster Bay Harbour Marshfront Vacant Lot $349,000

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ISLAND ENTERTAINING Watermelon Margarita

Frozen Neg roni

FROZEN NEGRONI For each drink, place 2 oz. gin, ¾ oz. Campari, ¾ oz. sweet vermouth, a pinch of salt, and 3-drops grapefruit bitters in a blender. Add a handful of ice, and blend. Pour into a rocks glass and garnish with grapefruit and orange peels.

Summer Cocktails BY KAREN MILLER

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ummer is here and it’s our favorite season for entertaining! The grill is on, and we’re ready to hang out with our neighbors and friends. Our summer bar is set up, too, with lots of yummy ingredients to make our favorite hot weather cocktails. Summer cocktails should be light, chilled, and refreshing, served with lots of ice, fruit, and garden herbs. Unlike heavier winter drinks like Manhattans, Mulled Wine, and Hot Toddys, our summer drinks are bursting with seasonal delights like watermelon, mint, and citrus. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite drinks— just make them icy and refreshing! For instance, if you’re fond of Negronis, consider making a pitcher of frozen Negronis using the same ingredients of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth, all iced up and whirred in a blender. If you’re fond of Sangria, consider a pitcher of White Sangria, which

is lighter and less sweet than Red Sangria. Add a lot of fruit and make it even more refreshing. Have you tried a Watermelon Margarita yet? Watermelon helps you stay hydrated, which is a good thing when the weather is warm. As bourbon is still king, you might want to offer up some lighter bourbon drinks, like a Bourbon Arnold Palmer made with lemonade and iced tea, or a Kentucky Buck, made with ginger beer, lemon juice, and bitters. To keep your guests from imbibing too much in the Florida heat, be sure to provide water or club soda over ice in between refills (it really works!) and offer plenty of nonalcoholic beverages, too, along with lots of hors d’oeuvres to keep your guests’ tummies full. The recipes that follow include some of our favorite summer cocktails. Please drink responsibly and enjoy the summer season!

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WHITE SANGRIA In a large pitcher, place 1-750 ml. bottle of dry white wine, ½ cup fruit flavored liqueur, 1 cup white grape juice, 3 cups berries, 1 large peach, sliced, and 1 lime, sliced. Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve. (Note: if you prefer a lighter Sangria, add some chilled club soda right before serving.) WATERMELON MARGARITA In a large blender, combine 4-cups frozen watermelon cubes, ½ cup tequila, ¼ cup triple sec, 1/3 cup lime juice, 1/3 cup lime juice, and 2 Tbs. agave syrup. Add 1 cup ice to blender and whir until combined. Serve in glasses rimmed with margarita salt and lime slices. BOURBON ARNOLD PALMER For each drink, fill a tall glass with ice. Add 1 ½ oz bourbon, then equal amounts of lemonade and iced tea. Garnish with lemons and mint sprigs. KENTUCKY BUCK In a shaker, muddle 3-hulled strawberries. Next add 2 oz. bourbon, ½ oz. lemon juice, and a dash of Angostura bitters. Shake well. Fill a tall glass with ice, then pour contents of shaker into the glass. Top with ginger beer and garnish with a strawberry and lemon slice.

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