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Good health is an essential part of our enjoyment of life. In whatever stage of life we find ourselves, good health contributes to our general sense of well-being. How we approach our health changes over time. When we are younger, we think about maximizing our health: how fit am I; how fit can I be; what diet will maximize my energy? As we get older, different concerns emerge, and we can find ourselves reflecting on our health more often. We ask ourselves: how can I maintain my energy? What can I take to protect myself from illness and disease? How can I preserve my strength and mobility? A large part of staying healthy as we age involves laying the foundation for good health in the present. Consistent good health depends on day-to-day attention, not on simply treating problems. Healthy choices mean healthy living. With conscious effort, we can considerably lessen our risk of being overwhelmed with health issues as we get older. Our health also depends on good treatment and medical advice we receive on the local level. Having a vibrant medical community is crucial, and we are very fortunate in Nassau County to have an expanding pool of fine medical professionals so close to home, led by the outstanding Baptist Medical Center Nassau, as well as in Jacksonville. The growth in our local medical community means that an increasing number of therapies, treatments, and surgeries are being offered right here, giving all of us more options in treatment and, of course, greater convenience. Each year, we use the October Amelia Islander Magazine for a “Health & Wellness” special issue to highlight important issues in maintaining good health. In this issue, we have asked some of Amelia Island’s local professionals to share their expertise with us. From strengthening knees and joints to avoid surgery to the latest on cataract surgery and important questions to have ready for your physician during appointments, we hope these articles will keep you informed on medical topics that are important to all of us. Many thanks to the generous doctors and health professionals who took the time to write these pieces and share a bit of their expertise with us. Also in this issue, we take a look at some exciting changes taking place with the Nassau County Volunteer Center’s Taste of Amelia Island, which returns in November for its silver anniversary; we learn about the rapid growth of the Petanque America Open, celebrating its tenth year of competition next month; enjoy a “Fernandina Faces” featuring Thea Seagrave of the Amelia Island Museum of History; discover another Great Homes of Fernandina” with Dickie Anderson; discover some Creole and Cajun recipes; and much more.
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OCTOBER 2016 13 Cover Story A LIFETIME OF HEALTHY LIVING
In this year’s annual Amelia Islander Magazine Health & Wellness special issue, local doctors and healthcare specialists share their expertise on how to how to ensure that you enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle throughout every stage of your life.
38 A Revitalized Taste of Amelia
45 A Passion for Petanque
With new Executive Director Lori Hoerl, Nassau County Volunteer Center presents a revamped Taste of Amelia Island to celebrate the event’s 25th anniversary.
Returning in early November for its annual tournament, the Pétanque America Open celebrates ten years of competition and camaraderie on Amelia Island.
51 Fernandina Faces Whether working as education director at the Amelia Island Museum of History, performing on stage, or mentoring kids, Thea Seagraves brings a lot of enthusiasm.
53 Great Homes of Fernandina Designed by New York architect Robert Schuyler, the Fairbanks House, now a bed-and-breakfast inn, has an Italianate design and a wealth of distinctive features.
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ABOUT THE COVER
Everything Amelia The people, events, and history that make Amelia a special place
Galleries & Antiques Amelia’s art galleries & antique stores
In the Neighborhood Profiles of area businesses and organizations
Beach Combing Great shopping on Amelia Island
Maps of the Island and downtown, with telephone numbers
Tide Table Tides at the Amelia River
Around Town What’s happening around Amelia Island
Snapshots Islanders out and about
In the Garden As Florida’s glorious gardening season begins, add fresh enjoyment to your landscape with Mums, Milkweed, Hydrangeas, and lovely Ornamental Grasses.
Island Home In their newly renovated home in Amelia Island Plantation, Steve and Jo-Ann Leimberg accentuated their love of nature and a commitment to responsible energy use.
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Eating Scene With traditional dishes, Pina Coladas, and Salsa Night, Lechonera El Coqui brings the excitement of Puerto Rican cuisine to Amelia Island.
Open House Premium real estate offerings on and around Amelia Island
Island Entertaining With the Amelia Island Jazz Festival returning this month, Karen Miller addresses the age-old question, Is it Cajun or is it Creole? Recipes included.
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A Lifetime of Healthy Living Stay Active and Injury Free BY MEGAN MANTHE, MD
e all know about the importance of exercise, especially as we age, yet only 20 percent of Americans exercise regularly, and more than half of all baby boomers don’t exercise at all. “Stay Active” is my mantra for patients no matter their age. Many of those who do exercise tend to focus on either cardiovascular exercise or strength training alone, but rarely combine the two. Strength training is more often overlooked. Many people believe they need to join a gym and lift heavy weights to effectively strengthen their muscles, but that’s not the case. It’s easy to improve strength with motions that use your body weight, such as squats and lunges. And these exercises can be done anywhere. When starting a new exercise program, take it slowly. It takes the average person 2-4 weeks to get used to a new level of fitness. Injuries can occur when you ramp up the intensity too soon. Also, it’s best to focus on increasing time spent on any particular physical activity before increasing intensity. For example, if you are starting a running program, walk or jog for 10-15 minutes a day, gradually increasing the amount of time or mileage each week without worrying about how fast you run. Get your body used to a certain pace, and then add 13 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE • OCTOBER 2016
intensity as your fitness level improves. People who increase intensity too soon often get injured and sabotage their progress. Low back pain is a common complaint for adults, affecting 50 to 80 percent of the population at some point. It is the second-most common reason for doctor visits. The good news is that the vast majority of low back pain, which can be caused by either an overuse injury or inactivity resulting in muscle deconditioning, improves with non-operative treatment. Most adults can find improvement within a few months through temporarily modifying activity, anti-inflammatory medications, and physical therapy to strengthen the core musculature. It is interesting to note that inactivity can result in muscle pain just as overuse can. Without routine exercise, your muscles can atrophy, which has been shown to cause diffuse muscle pain. So again, stay active! Here on Amelia Island, many of my patients are recreational golfers and tennis players with shoulder, elbow, or low back pain. I always suggest conservative treatment first (like ice, activity
modification, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatories), but if the pain persists, the injury should be evaluated by a physician. In rare cases, surgery or injections may be the best solution. My goal is to find the best option of care for each individual injury I see. When surgery is indicated, the goal is return to the previous level of activity, and often this can be done with less invasive surgical procedures for quicker rehabilitation. Sometimes, activity-related joint pain is actually arthritis rather an injury. If joint replacement surgery is determined to be the best option, the success rates for decreasing pain to allow for increased activity are between 80 to 98 percent. Many patients who undergo joint replacement surgery report they would have done it sooner. There is no reason to be in agony and not be able to enjoy doing the activities you love. Megan Manthe, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Baptist Medical Center Nassau. She is an adult reconstructive surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacements.
A Doctor’s Prescription for Making the Most of Your Medical Appointments BY SCOT ACKERMAN, M.D.
ike all physicians, I want what is best for my patients. Each morning, I prepare for the day’s appointments with my mind focused on recommending the most effective, individualized cancer treatment plan for each patient, based on my experience and expertise. But that does not mean the decision is mine alone. Whether it’s for cancer treatment or a general check-up, every patient has the right to participate in an open dialogue about his or her healthcare. Ideally, a doctor’s appointment should give you a better understanding of your treatment options, as well as an explanation of the potential risks and benefits for each one. Here is my four-part prescription for getting the most out of your medical appointments. Bring a list of questions with you. Think about any questions you may have regarding your symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options, and address them with your physician. Concerned by something you read online? Make sure that goes on the list. 14 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE • OCTOBER 2016
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Two heads are better than one. Especially in cancer care, it can be difficult to remember everything a doctor tells you about your condition. Bringing a friend or family member to your appointment will help you remember the nitty-gritty details you may otherwise forget. Take notes during your appointment. Because information is more easily retained when we write it down, be sure to bring a notebook and pen with you. Some offices may provide these materials for their patients. Not a note taker? Ask if your doctor is comfortable with you recording the appointment on your smartphone. He or she may even let you FaceTime a concerned long-distance relative into the room. Do not hesitate to ask for clarification. You should never feel embarrassed if you don’t understand
medical lingo. It can be complex! Repeat back your understanding of the procedure or medication, and ask if you are correct. Don’t hesitate to ask again if you’re still confused. This appointment is your time, so use it to your best advantage. Open dialogue in healthcare is a wonderful thing. The positive experience of being an active participant in your care often leads to improved treatment results. For another, when patients communicate with their doctors, clearly expressing their preferences and concerns, we are better able to help you make the treatment decision that is best for you. Scot Ackerman, M.D., is the Medical Director of Ackerman Cancer Center, with offices in Amelia Island and Jacksonville. Find him online at www.ackermancancercenter.com.
Do You Suffer from Dry Mouth? BY JENNIFER MOKRIS, DMD
ore and more patients every year come into our office concerned about xerostomia, or dry mouth. Having reduced salivary flow can cause a variety of problems with tasting, chewing, swallowing, and speaking, but patients are often surprised that it can also cause an increased risk for tooth decay, oral infections, and bad breath. Saliva has many important functions in the mouth. Everyone knows that saliva is necessary to help us chew, swallow, and digest food. Many people do not realize, however, that it also helps to prevent tooth decay by rinsing food from our mouths and helping to maintain a neutral pH during the digestion of carbohydrates. There are also many components of saliva that are antibacterial and help to decrease plaque and odor-causing bacteria in the oral cavity. There are a variety of causes of xerostomia. Today, the most common cause of hyposalivation is the use of certain medications, including antihistamines, decongestants, antihypertensives, diuretics, pain relievers, muscle relaxants, and antidepressants. Patients can also suffer from dry mouth because of oral complications following cancer chemotherapy and head and neck radiation. The effects of these cancer treatments can be short-lived or long-lasting. There are a variety of conditions that can also cause symptoms of dry mouth, such as Sjögren disease, stroke, hormonal changes, diabetes, and hypertension. 16 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE • OCTOBER 2016
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When a patient comes to our office with a complaint of dry mouth, we first try to determine the cause by obtaining a thorough medical history and performing a complete dental examination. We work very closely with our patients’ doctors and sometimes help with the diagnosis of the underlying cause. Once we know why a patient is experiencing xerostomia, our focus becomes alleviating the symptoms and preventing any adverse dental disease. The use of saliva stimulants, saliva substitutes, and sugarfree gum can help alleviate the uncomfortable symptoms associated with xerostomia. We always counsel our patients on drinking plenty of water, avoiding sugary foods and drinks, and avoiding alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine that can make dry mouth even worse. We also encourage all of our patients to
brush their teeth twice per day, floss daily, and schedule dental cleanings and exams two times per year. Patients with dry mouth may also benefit from a prescription-strength fluoride toothpaste or gel that can be worn in trays to help in the prevention of tooth decay. Our goal is always prevention first, but if decay does develop we want to diagnose it early. Visit www.ada.org for more information, or talk to your dentist if you are experiencing symptoms of xerostomia at your next dental visit. Dr. Mokris is a dentist with Amelia Dental Group, located at 1947 Citrona Drive in Fernandina Beach. For more information, call (904) 261-7181 or visit the website at www.ameliadental.com
Experience Wellness with Friends and Food BY KATHRYN WILEY
ith the prevalence of social media in today’s society, an instant sense of belonging is created with likes, comments, followers, and friend requests. While social media may be relatively new, the concept of wanting to belong is an innate, age-old truth. According to a 2014 study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the size and quality of a person’s social connections has a direct affect on their level of wellness. The study found that poor social connections led to health issues such as obesity and hypertension. Retirement communities can be a great option for older adults because their network of people instantly expands. There are also events and activities which daily enliven and enrich their life. At Osprey Village, a luxury retirement community on Amelia Island, wellness is more than just working out. It is a vibrant part of the curated social experience for members. “Our mission is to help our members live longer, healthier, and happier lives,” says Executive Director Dana Sargent. “We have wonderful social, wellness, and dining directors, who work together to enrich the lives of our members.” Recently, members from Osprey Village took a short ferry ride to Cumberland Island for an immersive day of sightseeing with a curated selection of social, wellness, and dining activities. “With the Cumberland Island adventure, we hand selected activities that would provide an immersive and complete experience for our members,” continues Sargent. “We wanted them to see and enjoy all that the island had to offer.” 18 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE • OCTOBER 2016
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As soon as members stepped off the ferry, they were met by chartered vans for a private, guided tour, which included stops at various island landmarks. Members enjoyed walking tours of the Dungeness ruins, Plum Orchard Mansion, and a church from the 1890s. The day also included a picnic lunch under the picturesque, moss-draped sea oaks. Executive Chef Brett Heritage prepared individual picnic baskets for every member, which included an appetizer, salad, sandwich, and mini bottle of wine.
“Our motto is ‘your life, our best,’” says Sargent. “With these experiences, we are able to offer our members our best in social, wellness, and dining.” Experiences like the trip to Cumberland Island happen multiple times a month and offer members the perfect way to experience wellness with the additions of friends and food. Kathryn Wiley is Director of Communications for Senior Living Communities, LLC.
The Evolution of Cataract Surgery BY DR. TONY STUBITS, O.D.
ataract surgery is one of the oldest surgical procedures known, first documented in the fifth century BC. It was done at that time using a blunt object to knock the lens out of position to try to restore some sight. In the 1770s, it was done by a technique called couching, where a sharp instrument similar to an ice pick was inserted into the eye to push the opaque lens all the way to the bottom of the eye, out of the line of sight. In the 1950s and 60s, intra-capsular cataract surgery was performed, removing the entire lens and capsule, but since implant were not developed yet, patients had to wear Cokebottle thick glasses to see well after the surgery. Also, at that time, patients had to stay in the hospital for the first few weeks after surgery with sandbags placed over their heads still while their eye was healing. In the 1970s, there was a shift to doing extra-capsular cataract surgery using phacoemulsification and leaving the posterior capsule in place to better hold back the fluid in the eye. In this technique, ultrasonography is used to break up the lens into minute fragments and then aspirated out of the eye. Today, cataract surgery is the most common surgery performed in the United States, with about three million people a year electing to do the procedure. It is done now with small, foldable intraocular lenses that require only a 3 mm incision that is self-sealing and doesn’t require stitches. The procedure only takes about eight minutes per eye, usually done two weeks apart. There are two types of procedures currently being used. First, the standard procedure, which has been around for the last thirty years, and then the newer laser-
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Good Communication Builds Good Relationships BY PATTI SHELLY-LOHMAN, AU.D.
our sense of hearing is a vital link to the world—a source of pleasure, and information and connection to others. When someone you know has hearing loss, you can help make things easier. Communication is a two-way street. Communication is the key to all human activities. It is necessary for learning, exchanging information, and generally taking care of each other. Advancements in hearing instrument technology have made a huge impact in the way people with hearing loss can function today. However, it is important to remember that even the best technology does not eliminate the need for good communication skills. If your friend or family member has a hearing loss, you can use these techniques, which will make it easier for them to follow a conversation:
TALK FACE-TO-FACE Face the person you are talking to. Don’t try to converse from a different room or with your back turned. It is easier to hear what people say when you can see what they are saying. Visual clues like facial expressions and lip movements help listeners better understand your words. Stand or sit where your
face is well-lit, so that your facial expressions and your mouth movements as you speak can be easily seen. And try not to talk while chewing or eating. It makes it harder to understand what you are saying, and almost impossible for others to see your mouth and face as you speak.
SPEAK AT A NATURAL PACE You don’t need to shout. It is perfectly fine to speak at a normal conversational volume when talking with someone who wears hearing instruments. Most instruments are programmed to amplify a normal level of speech, so if you shout, it may be too loud or sound distorted to the listener. Moreover, try not to talk too fast. Speak naturally, but try to pronounce your words more clearly. This will naturally slow your speech, but be careful not to overdo it. If you are having trouble being understood, try rephrasing your sentence rather than just repeating yourself. When you are in a group, take turns talking, and try not to interrupt each other. If the conversation changes suddenly, try to inform the person with the hearing loss; knowing the subject of the conversation makes it much easier to follow and participate.
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TRY TO REDUCE BACKGROUND NOISE For someone who has a hearing loss, the most difficult listening environment is background noise. Voices are difficult to hear because they are in competition with all the other noise, so try to eliminate background noise when having a conversation. Turn off the television and close any open windows to reduce any noise from traffic. Move closer to your listener so your voice is louder than the background noise. This will also make your face and lips more visible. Alternatively, try to find somewhere quieter to talk. Dr. Patti Shelly-Lohman is an audiologist with Amelia Audiology, located at 1411 South 14th Street, Suite F. For more information, please call (904) 491-1515 or visit www. AmeliaAudiology.com.
Celebrate National Physical Therapy Month BY JIM MARINO, PT
assau Physical Therapy (NPT) is once again proud to participate in National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM), as we have over the past 27 years. NPTM is hosted by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) every October to recognize how physical therapists and physical therapist assistants can help transform society by restoring and improving motion in people’s lives. This October, APTA’s focus is on the national campaign to inform consumers about the risks of opioid use, and remind people that physical therapy is a safe, non-opioid alternative for managing pain. “The #ChoosePT campaign is an outstanding example of what we can do as a profession and as an association when we work together with a shared goal,” says APTA President Sharon L. Dunn, PT, DPT. “Solving the epidemic won’t happen overnight, and we can’t do it alone, but I’m proud of the way we’ve embraced our role as a safe alternative to opioids for long-term pain management. Americans need less pain, more movement, better health, and that’s what physical therapists offer.” NPT has decided our best approach to this campaign for less pain, more movement, and better health is prevention of falls. If the chances of a fall are reduced, the negative consequences of injury, pain, over-medication, and immobility are avoided. Physical therapists offer screening, education, and treatment that will reduce the risk of falls for our aging population.
According to the National Council on Aging, falls among the elderly are prevalent, dangerous, and can diminish their ability to lead an active and independent life. About onein-three seniors above age 65, and nearly one-in-two seniors over age 80, will fall at least once this year, many times with disastrous consequences. With that in mind and due to the great response we had last year, NPT is celebrating NPTM by offering a free Balance and Falls Risk Assessment during the entire month of October. In addition, there will be a “Lunch and Learn” entitled “Falls Prevention and Recovery” in our Fernandina Beach office on October 17 and 20, and in Callahan October 11 and 14. Handouts and educational information will be available. Please mark your calendars, and call our office to schedule your free assessment and reserve your spot for “Lunch and Learn”. To learn more about how physical therapists can help transform society by restoring and improving motion in people’s lives, and to test your knowledge about physical therapy myths verses facts, please visit www.MoveForwardPT.com. Jim Marino, PT, is a physical therapist, owner, and CEO of Nassau Physical Therapy. Nassau Physical Therapy was established in 1989, serving the Nassau County community for 27 years with offices in Fernandina Beach and Callahan. For more information, call (904) 277-4449 or visit www. NassauPT.com.
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Townies Pizzeria presented a $2,000 check to Team Fernandina Stingrays swim team, which goes towards the Scholarship and Amelia Island Lifesaving Association fund, as well as swim equipment. “The Shelton Scholarship and Amelia Island Lifesaving Association fund is used to cover the membership fees and swimsuit cost for swimmers who cannot afford to pay the fees, but who want to participate on our team,” said Jenn Gower, Team Fernandina Stingrays treasurer. Townies also presented a $1,000 check to the First Coast Florida District of Eastern Surﬁng Association, which goes toward surf clinics for local children. “We fully support the Team Fernandina Stingrays and the local ESA’s missions to keep kids healthy and active,” said Matt Klabacka, owner of Townies Pizzeria. “Providing aid to children’s sporting activities keeps them active and shows that the community is committed to the things they are involved in to ensure their success.” Townies Pizzeria is dedicated to supporting the arts, education, sports, environmental programs, military veterans, and ﬁrst responders through community giving in ﬁnancial support as well as in-kind donations. Townies is celebrating its most successful year in business since its founding, as they are in the top 10 per cent of pizzerias in America.
20TH ANNUAL 8 FLAGS CAR SHOW RETURNS ON OCTOBER 15 Amelia Islanders love their cars, especially the Amelia Cruizers Car Club! Their 20th annual 8 Flags Car Show will be held on October 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on historic Centre Street in downtown Fernandina Beach. It will be filmed by Dennis Gage of the nationally telecasted show “My Classic Car,” who will also be covering the group’s “Meet and Greet” on Friday, October 14 at The Surf Restaurant on South Fletcher Avenue and interviewing those who have cars in the show. On Sunday, he will be touring the island, filming its waterfronts, beaches, and parks. “My Classic Car” was developed for TNN and received strong ratings when it aired in 1996, and it has been on the air ever since. On DIRECT TV, it airs on the channel which broadcasts “MAVTV”; on Direct TV and COMCAST/Xfinity, it airs on the channel which broadcasts “Velocity.” In its twentyfirst season of production, Gage calls the show “my ultimate job!” “This is a fantastic opportunity for the City of Fernandina Beach and its merchants to showcase our beautiful seaside town,” says David McConnell, president of the Amelia Cruizers Car Club. “It is a great honor to have Dennis attend this event!” For more information, visit www.ameliacruizers.org.
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rt on Centre recently celebrated their first year in business on Amelia Island with a gallery reception on August 27, attended by many of their devoted clients and friends. “It has been a busy year for us, not only regarding the establishment of the gallery,” says Jim Lawrence, “but also because the owners were transitioning from Orlando to Fernandina Beach to reside permanently. We couldn’t be happier to be part of the Amelia Island business community and we very much appreciate the support of so many clients and business partners. It’s been an exciting year!” Jim and Kara Lawrence have been friends with Philip and Debbie Lehman for almost 20 years, living in Orlando but residing as part-time residents of the island for over ten years. After working in corporate America and private business, the four friends decided to make the transition to move to Fernandina Beach permanently and open up a gallery in the historic district. “We are fortunate to have hired an excellent gallery manager, Carlin Catanzaro,” says Jim. “She fully exhibits our company culture and has brought
to life our intent to create a gallery environment which is welcoming and inviting. Due to the support of our many local and tourist clients, we couldn’t have hoped for a better first year in business. Because of this, we are going to be expanding the gallery over the next few months.” Art on Centre features a wide variety of art in various mediums, along with collectibles. “One of our goals is to highlight fine art that is exceptional yet approachable, representing a variety of price points,” states Jim. “Our gallery is diverse and is ever-changing. Our mission has always been to create personal connections with artists and clients, bringing art to life in a welcoming environment.” Art on Centre’s featured artists are Phillip Anthony, Peter O’Neill, Cat Tesla, Claire Jane Kendrick, Jihong Shi, Renee Dinauer, Aaron Whitehouse, Sara Conca, Marcia Herring, Marian Howard, Suzy Scarborough, David Williams, Chad Awalt, and Christine Lyons. For more information, visit www.artoncentre.com or call (904) 624-7255. The gallery is located at 503 Centre Street.
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ilson Tennille and his family opened Palmetto Walk Shopping Village in the late 1970s. Their unique approach to this charming shopping center was to preserve the natural setting of the property, allowing visitors to meander about a canopy of stunning, grand oak trees while shopping at their exclusive retail stores. Home N Bed was opened by the family in 2010. A shop that carries superior bedding and fine home goods was quickly embraced by Amelia Islanders with a penchant for decorating and entertaining. Home N Bed carries Pine Cone Hill Bedding, Dash & Albert rugs and pillows, and C&F bedding, along with Vietri, Mariposa, and many more signature china, crystal, polished aluminum, and Mexican hand-blown glassware. “We try to have something for everyone here,” says Tennille. “We keep a well-stocked inventory, and we carry everything for the home, for every budget. But more importantly, our business is about our customers, and our loyal staff, who are not just our employees, but also part of the family.” On any given day, you will be greeted by Susie Parker or Cindi Lane, Home N Bed’s friendly sales staff. With the help of these energetic women, Home N Bed has recently offered a Bridal Registry program with must-haves for every new bride and groom. Visit Susie, Cindi, and Wilson on Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 4828 First Coast Highway, or call (904) 261-0270 to request to be put on their mailing list for special sales and events.
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taste of amelia With new executive director Lori Hoerl, Nassau County Volunteer Center presents a revamped Taste of Amelia Island to celebrate the event’s 25th anniversary. BY KAREN MILLER PHOTOS COURTESY OF NASSAU COUNTY VOLUNTEER CENTER
nder new Executive Director Lori Hoerl, the Nassau County Volunteer Center has announced a re-branded “Taste of Amelia Island” to celebrate the event’s silver anniversary next month. Hosted by the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, the annual Taste of Amelia Island returns on Friday, November 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Amelia Ballroom. Tickets are now available for this 25h anniversary event entitled, “Giving Back; Looking Forward – A Silver Celebration of Service.” This year’s Taste sees the return of many prominent chefs on Amelia Island, including The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Executive Chef Andrew Yeo. Additionally, the event will include a professionally designed and decorated venue, compliments of Robyn Branch Design, as well as event signage and marketing collateral designed and produced by professional graphic artist Christina King. “We felt it was important to honor the twenty-fifth year of this event with a fresh, elegant approach, from the branding of tickets, signage, and other media pieces to a completely new approach to our silent auction and cocktail hour,” says Executive Director Lori Hoerl. “It is our hope that this year’s silver anniversary event will draw in new visitors from the greater Jacksonville area, parts of southeast Georgia, and beyond.” This year’s Taste of Amelia Island will include a selection of wines from San Sebastian Winery, the Sheffield Family, and Prestige
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Wine Imports, as well as the first “Best Dish of the Taste” contest, voted on by attendees and announced that evening. The winning chef will receive an engraved gift. Other highlights include live music and silent auction items that reflect the history, nature, and overall flavor of the island. Taste of Amelia Island is the primary fundraiser for the Volunteer Center, which connects local volunteers with compatible organizations. They also coordinate a volunteer appreciation ceremony, several food drives, a program to provide children with school supplies, and other services to the Nassau County community. Hoerl came on board at the NCVC in June this year, and her vision for the Taste in future years is to see this one event build into an entire weekend. “I have a strong belief that with a wellexecuted event this year, Taste could become part of a weekend-long festival similar to other larger Tastes around the country,” says Hoerl. “We’d like to see the event bring new and returning tourists to Amelia Island at a time of year when our businesses, restaurants and otherwise, could benefit from it.” Recent updates to the Volunteer Center this year include a new informational pamphlet about their history and services, along with a newly designed website. They also distributed school supplies for needy Nassau County Public School students this fall, a program begun 16 years ago. Of course, the daily work of the Volunteer Center goes on: recruiting and placing volunteers in Nassau County nonprofits. Do you want to help out? Do you have time to volunteer? Would you enjoy helping out at the new-look Fernandina Branch of the Nassau County Library? Would you be willing to spend some quality time with seniors at the Council on Aging? Do you love animals? Cats Angels and the Nassau County Humane Society could use your help! To get involved, call the Volunteer Center at (904) 261-2771 or visit their website at www.volunteernassau.org. Tickets to Taste of Amelia Island are available online and at select locations throughout the island.
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The love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer. Performances at 8 p.m. on the Main Stage at 207 Cedar Street. October 9 show is at 2 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults, $10 for students through college. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit ameliacommunitytheatre. org online or call (904) 261-6749.
Sounds on Centre brings two free music concerts series to downtown Fernandina Beach on Centre Street during the month of October. Held 6 to 8 p.m. Bring your own chairs and dancing shoes.
OCTOBER 2-9 Amelia Island Jazz Festival Kicking off with a free concert at Amelia Park, the AIJF features exciting jazz performances by Houston Person, Bria Skonberg, the Dynamic Les DeMerle Band with Bonnie Eisele, and many more. For information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ameliaislandjazfestival.com.
OCTOBER 4, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, 28 Cha Cha, Samba, and Two-Step Ballroom On Amelia offers Tuesday Cha Cha classes at 7 p.m., Samba at 8 p.m., and Thursday Country Two Step at 7 p.m. $10 per class or both for $15. Friday Night Dance Party on October 28 at 7:30 p.m. $10 per person. 1897 Island Walkway at RAD Studios. No partner necessary. Call (904) 624-0886, or visit www. ballroomonamelia.com or their Facebook page.
OCTOBER 5 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 email@example.com.
OCTOBER 5 Amelia Knitting Group 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. The group was created by Merle Sauer for anyone who would like to get together and share their love of knitting and sewing. No commitment, attend whenever you have time.
OCTOBER 5, 12, 19, 26 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, and see a short informational video. For more information, call Karen Werling at (904) 556-9549 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCTOBER 7, 14, 21, 28 Shrimp Boil Welcome the weekend every Friday at The Shops of the Omni Amelia Island Plantation from 5 to 9 p.m. Featuring Shrimp Boil, live music, and family activities. For more information, call (904) 261-6161.
OCTOBER 8, 9 Union Garrison at Fort Clinch Volunteers in Civil War-era attire portray daily life at the fort as it was in 1864. Soldiers will answer questions about being stationed at Fort Clinch, while visitors tour the fort and grounds. 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.
OCTOBER 8 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 (904) 277-0717, or visit www.ameliaisland.com.
OCTOBER 12 Women, Wealth & Wine An informal group of women who meet to discuss financial and related issues affecting us all. Come and ask the questions you have always wanted to ask and get insight 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 info, call (904) 305-2608.
OCTOBER 13 Newcomers Club Coffee The Newcomers Club of Amelia Island hosts its monthly coffee 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.
OCTOBER 15 20th Annual Eight Flags Car Show Amelia Cruizers Car Club brings its annual car show to Centre Street, featuring Dennis Gage of “My Classic Car.” Held rain or shine from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.ameliacruizers.org.
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OCTOBER 17 Acoustic Sessions at Amelia Community Theatre An intimate setting for listening to local and regional acoustic musicians, held at 7:30 p.m. in Studio 209, located at 209 Cedar Street.Tickets are $10. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.ameliacommunitytheatre.org or call (904) 261-6749.
OCTOBER 20 Writers by the Sea Writers and friends meet the third Thursday of each month at the Amelia Island Museum of History for program and discussion, beginning at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Nadine Vaughan Williams at nvaughanwilliams@gmail. com, or Nancy Blanton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCTOBER 21 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.
OCTOBER 27 Grand Opening Celebration Join artists from Big Oak Galleries, which includes Oak Tree Gallery and Shady Ladies: An Art Studio, for an opening reception, 7 to 10 p.m. Music and refreshments. Located at corner of South 8th and Elm Streets.
OCTOBER 28 Murder Mystery Charity Dinner Held 6:15 p.m. at Golf Club of Amelia Island, 4700 Amelia Island Parkway. Audience interactive play “Just Desserts” by Kate Hart. $100 per person includes 3-course dinner to benefit Amelia Island Book Festival. For more information call (904) 624-1665 or visit www. ameliaislandbookfestival.org.
NOVEMBER 5 Designer Jewelry Closeout Event As part of its 10th anniversary celebration, Amelia’s Fine Jewelry is hosting a special Designer Jewelry Closeout Event featuring Tacori, Pierro Milano, Spark Creations, AscheGrossbard, and many other designers. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and includes refreshments and raffles. Unusual, Unique, and Fun! Located at 317 Centre St. For more information, call (904) 277-0665. To have your event featured here, email all of the information to email@example.com.
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n November 12 and 13, Pétanque America Open will be celebrating the tenth year of its annual tournament. Philippe Boets, cheerfully referred to as the “Johnny Appleseed of Pétanque,” brought the tournament to Amelia Island in 2009 after moving to Fernandina Beach from South Florida. “We have the best of everything here on Amelia Island,” says Boets. “Beautiful weather year-round, a small, friendly community, the island’s proximity for easy travel, and great lodging. That’s why our pétanque club is the largest in the country.” The first pétanque tournament was organized in 1910 by brothers Ernest and Joseph Pitiot, proprietors of a café at La Ciotat, near Marseilles, in France. After that first tournament, the game spread quickly, and it soon became the most popular form of boules in France. The goal of pétanque is to toss hollow steel balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet (literally
“piglet”) or jack, while standing inside a circle with both feet on the ground. The game is normally played on hard dirt or gravel. Jimmy Weinsier, president of Amelia Island Boules Club, gathers club members to set up the courts on the Monday before the tournament, and then break them down on the Monday after the weekend event, which is an enormous task since this year there will be a total of 98 courts operating at once! “We will have 78 pétanque courts set up at the harbor front, and 20 more at the corner of Broome and North 2nd Street. The courts are created with timbers and fine gravel,” notes Jimmy. One of the reasons pétanque has become so popular is because it’s lots of fun, welcoming participants from all walks of life and all skill abilities. Beginners, amateurs, advanced players, and champions all play together in one big tournament. On Friday, November 11, the club offers continued on page 57
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snapShots AT THE ART ON CENTRE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY IN FERNANDINA BEACH
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Thea Seagraves BY DICKIE ANDERSON PHOTO BY STEVE LEIMBERG, WWW.UNSEENIMAGES.COM
hea Seagraves offers her many talents to a community she has grown to love. This talented woman has lived many places both abroad and in this country. She has been with the Amelia Island Museum of History for 12 years and currently serves as the education director. As education director, Thea recruits, trains, places, and manages the museum’s 100 volunteers, including students, buildings and grounds volunteers, the board, and all the tour guides. The museum offers a variety of tours, which include tours of the museum, Centre Street, South Fernandina, Golden Era tours, Ghost Tours, and, even, Pub Crawls. Onehour museum tours are offered at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the museum, and every Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Thea’s biggest challenge is the annual Holiday Home Tour, the museum’s major annual fundraiser and its signature event, which is presented on the first weekend in December. Each year, a number of lovely island homes, beautifully decorated for the holidays, open their doors for tours. The popular event now draws 2,500 people annually, which requires lots of helping hands. Thea will be the first to share that volunteers are the life blood of the tour and the museum. Her husband, Eli, works at Rayonier, and his job first brought the couple to Amelia Island. Married for 37 years, the Seagraves have four children and nine grandchildren, with another grandchild on the way. Thea spent seven years as a middle school teacher in Sacramento, California, was a substitute teacher and Community in Schools (CIS) volunteer coordinator in Columbia, South Carolina, and later served as volunteer coordinator for our local CIS. She loves to perform. When asked about her stage experiences, she answers with a big grin, “The world is my stage!” After joining a mime troupe in college, Thea performed as a performance therapist and street performer for 28 years.
She took to the stage with Amelia Community Theatre, playing one of the famous Delany Sisters in “Having Our Say,” based on the book Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First Hundred Years. Her favorite roll is Felipe the witch, a historical character who once lived in Old Town. She loves to share her passion for the stage and for history when she is called upon to draw from her amazing costume collection for various museum and community projects. She is especially proud of her hat collection, which she estimates at well over 200! This busy woman has found time to represent Mary Kay Cosmetics, as well as mentor three students in the Take Stock In Children program. She was also a featured competitor in the Fernandina Beach Library’s third annual Storytelling Jam, a fundraiser for the island library. When not working, Thea enjoys sailing, gardening, walking on the beach, and—best of all—riding around in her Mustang convertible. She has always loved automobiles and has spent many happy hours with her father working on cars. Her first love has always been the Mustang, and she now owns her fourth. As Phyllis Davis, executive director of the Amelia Island Museum of History, sums up: “Thea lends an air of excitement everywhere she goes, and her enthusiasm is infectious. She is a rare find, and the community and museum are lucky to have her.”
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The Fairbanks House BY DICKIE ANDERSON • PHOTO BY JAN JOHANNES
he Fairbanks House, located in Fernandina Beach’s historic district, is sure to impress. It is set back off the street on a generous lot. One is struck by the number of architectural details that make houses of the Victorian period distinctive, such as the Italianate design, which is evident in the vertical lines and distinctive tower. Her colors are very close to the original, and she features elegant balustrade porches, dormers, bay windows, massive chimneys, and an oriel window. To the rear of the house, facing 6th Street, there are two cottages that served as quarters for the Fairbanks’ servants. One of the two cottages may have been the island’s first schoolhouse. The four-story home with its imposing 15-foot tower was built of the finest materials and designed by Robert Sands Schuyler, a New York architect. Schuyler’s distinctive talent is evident in many island homes, as well as in the architectural gem, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, located at Atlantic and 8th Streets. The house features 12-foot ceilings, floors of heart pine, a fireplace in every major room, and a striking staircase leading to the upper floors. There are many special touches throughout the house that demonstrate the details in which Fairbanks took such delight. For example, unique tiles were used to frame two of the fireplaces on the main floor. The tiles in the parlor are illustrations taken from the plays of Shakespeare. In the dining room, the fireplace tiles portray a more playful theme: Aesop’s fables. When originally built, townspeople called it “Fairbanks’ Folly.” Some speculated that a house with so many rooms (20) and ten fireplaces was frivolous and, therefore, a folly. Another
much-repeated theory behind the folly moniker is that Mrs. Fairbanks did not like the elaborate house or furniture when it was given to her as a surprise by her husband. George Fairbanks was an innovator—and there were lots of firsts at the “Folly.” The house had the first telephone, the first elevator, and the first concrete sidewalk on the island. Fairbanks was also a man with an amazing list of honors and deeds. Originally from New York, Fairbanks was a fruit grower, a noted historian, a lawyer, an editor of the Florida Mirror, and a major in the Confederate Army. After his military service, he was actively involved in the reconstruction of the University of the South at Sewanee. Sewanee alumni are familiar with Rebel’s Rest, the cottage Fairbanks built on the campus soon after Appomattox. Fairbanks and his family lived in the cottage as a residence six months of the year, enjoying the cooler mountain air during the heat of summer. A proud Floridian, Fairbanks served as state senator from 1846 to 1848. In 1856, he founded the Florida Historical Society and served as the organization’s first president when the society reorganized in 1902. He was a successful citrus grower and the first president of the Florida Fruit Growers. Much of the wood on the first floor was brought from some of the family’s orange groves near Gainesville. After the Fairbanks family moved away, members of the Marcellus Williams family (related to the Fairbanks) lived in the home. At one time, the large, elegant home was even a private school. It currently operates as a successful bed and breakfast.
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all colors have arrived as Mums are adorning walkways, porches, gardens, pools, patios, and hanging baskets. October is the beginning of the gardening season in Florida, and that brings lots of fun! It’s time to revamp, renew, or replant your beds with new plants that will add enjoyment to your next blooming season. Many gardeners like butterfly gardens, and I have a new butterfly plant for you. It’s called Asclepias Incarnata Cinderella, also known as Swamp Milkweed. This is a must for the butterfly garden, as it is one of the most beautiful of the milkweeds. The Cinderella has glowing, reddish pink flowers and more refined foliage. Its vanilla-scented flower heads measure a striking 2 inches across, and the showy flower heads rise amongst the long, lush leaves all summer long. Cinderella likes full sun and regular watering, weekly or more often in extreme heat. It reaches 3 to 4 feet tall and 1 to 3 feet in width, and it can be used as a border plant or in masses. This evergreen perennial attracts butterflies,
TIP O F T HE M O N T H Do not buy your Mums when they are in full bloom, as the warm weather will cause the ﬂowers to brown. Purchase plants that are in tight bud so they will last throughout the season.
is bird-friendly, and is a fast-growing North American native. I love ornamental grasses, and a new one with outstanding fall color is the Scoparium Smoke Signal, also known as Little Bluestem Grass. This beautifully refined selection of a native bluestem is an upright, tidy grower, producing a stand of blue and green foliage, which shades to an impressive red in summer and reddish purple in the fall, lasting all winter long. Small tan seed heads appear in late summer and last throughout the fall; they are great in cut flower or dried flower arrangements. Smoke Signal will thrive in acidic or alkaline soils. It tolerates drought, heat, and humidity, and it provides excellent winter interest. This is an easy-care plant
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that can be used in borders, as accent plants, in mass plantings, or in large containers with lower accent plants. This grass grows 35 to 47 inches high and spreads to about 18 to 23 inches in width. It can be grown in full sun. For the Hydrangea lover, there is a new Oak Leaf called Gatsby Girl. This beauty has white cone-shaped blooms that are set off by the leaves, and it is on my wish list. The blooms are outstanding, as they look like a vanilla ice cream cone. The flowers are large, and the plant can grow 5 to 6 feet in height. In early spring, fertilize hydrangeas with a 15-30-15 fertilizer to encourage blooms. In summer, remove old flowering stems, and in the fall, remove and destroy any fallen foliage that might have been infected by powdery mildew. Gatsby Girl blooms in part-shade (afternoon shade in our area) during June and July, and it likes moist soils. Mulch these plants to conserve moisture and buffer soil temperatures. If you have any questions, you can email me at email@example.com. In the meantime, Happy Gardening!
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Left: The rocking chair is a reminder of a much-loved grandfather. The classic fireplace has a black marble surround, with the television above. The camera was made by L.F. Deardorff and Sons and was used by Steve until about ten years ago. Below: The simple furnishings of the living room allow for enjoyment of the generous space and the dramatic artwork on walls.
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t the core of a newly renovated house in Amelia Island Plantation is an appreciation of nature and a commitment to responsible energy use. Every detail of Jo-Ann and Stephan Leimbergâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home has been carefully thought out by the couple and a team of Amelia Island professionals. The house is nestled under a canopy of oaks and palm trees at the edge of the Amelia River. Its southwest orientation offers magnificent sunsets night after night. Every aspect of the house design is focused on the ever-changing marsh and the sky and clouds that frame it. The couple first found Amelia Island while sailing the Atlantic coast, and fate continued to bring them back again and again. Leaving the Philadelphia area, they have made Amelia Island their home. Here they found an island that offered natural beauty and a deep commitment to the arts. Steve became involved with Wild Amelia and the photographic community. Jo-Ann has served on the board of the Friends of the Library and the Amelia Tree Conservancy.
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A view from the terrace through the living room to the dining alcove with its gallery of photographic artwork.
Avid travelers, Jo-Ann and Steve have visited Europe, Africa, Iceland, Newfoundland, Greenland, in addition to trips to Yosemite, Yellowstone, Bryce, Zion, and numerous other of America’s national parks, where Steve indulges his love of nature photography. Many of his favorite pictures remain ones taken within five miles of his home. Committed to using and promoting renewable resources, the Leimbergs engaged Pete Wilking of A1A Solar Contracting to create a robust and efficient solar energy system that combines the grid, battery charging for overnight power, and a generator back-up system. Their two cars and golf cart were also deliberately selected with a commitment to energy-efficiency. One car, a Tesla, is fully electric, and the other is a gas-electric hybrid. When designing the house, it was critical that a generous studio space be included. Steve, an award-winning professional photographer, is well-known for his painting-like photos of birds and stunning portraits, including many island notables. Four computer screens are spread out across his generous work space. Architect John Cotner and builder Art Sanchez
are responsible for dozens of creative custom details. Steve is particularly pleased with the creation of a unique remotecontrolled system that allows him to quickly and easily employ different backgrounds for his portraits. Storage space for his oversized photos, as well as hanging space, has been incorporated into the custom studio. The monochromatic color palate throughout the house is deliberately subtle yet dramatic. All-important in the Leimberg house was the effective display of the couple’s artwork and photography – much like a gallery. Jo-Ann Leimberg credits the design team of Julie Johnson and Benjie McIntyre of Julia Hall Interiors for helping her satisfy the very specific requirements for the home. Jo-Ann wanted the wall colors “to be calming, yet able to funnel focus to where it is desired.” The entire house is painted a soft, neutral grey and off-set by contrasting whites. The exception is the dining room alcove off the living room, which is a unique color that is both grey and green. Douglass Mellor, a friend and world-class still life photographer with
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Top: A dramatic drone photo taken by Steve showcases the geometry of the metal roof and the home’s solar panels. Above: A cozy space, a favorite of the Leimbergs, at the end of the kitchen/family room area.
extensive gallery experience, helped them display and hang their collection of fine art photography. A kitchen/family room combination stretches from the custom designed kitchen with its generous island to a sitting area located at the far end that the Leimbergs call the “sunset room.” It’s a favorite place for the couple to enjoy the marsh and sky at the end of a busy day. Tiered soffits add dramatic architectural detail to the elongated space. The dramatic 6 ft.x-8 ft. kitchen island appears to be marble, but is actually quartzite with inclusions of mica and hornblende. The kitchen is a gathering place, and it was carefully designed to be both functional and a place where friends and family can share time together. A favorite detail includes the sinks, where the faucets turn on and off with a swipe of the
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Top: Looking from the kitchen area through to an intimate sitting area where the Leimbergs enjoy nightly sunsets. Above: The well-designed kitchen features a generous and unique quartzite island.
hand. The simple, sleek lines of the kitchen cabinetry by Bill Mooney extend the length of the kitchen/family room area. Entering the home through glass doors etched by Amelia Island artist Suzi Sax, you look straight through to the lush landscape beyond the glass windows that stretches across the west wall. The living room is large, and the minimal furnishings add to the drama of the room. A massive black leather couch is a dramatic design statement. It is clean, elegant, a compliment to the art, and it offers all the comfort and utility that the Leimbergs desire. One side of it is a recliner with two individually mechanized seats, controlled electronically. A large patio space built by Fred and Cindy Voss stretches to the edge of the tidal marsh and includes a fire pit. Landscaping is minimal in keeping with the spirit of the home. Above all, the Leimbergs share their enthusiasm for the many island professionals they worked with in the process of making their home a reality. From faucets to flooring and appliances to appearances, Jo-Ann and Steve Leimberg envisioned exactly what they wanted, and they found the right people to make it happen.
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Lechonera El Coqui With traditional dishes, Pina Coladas, and Salsa Night, Lechonera El Coqui brings the excitement of Puerto Rican cuisine to Amelia Island. BY KAREN MILLER • PHOTO BY WILLIAM RASER
arold Santana hails from the Puerto Rican town of Bayamón, where he grew up loving his mother’s cooking. After moving to Jacksonville, he became passionate about cooking traditional Puerto Rican food, building his own fire pit to share the flavors of home with friends and neighbors. He and his wife, Laurie, decided to open up a Puerto Rican restaurant in Fernandina Beach, and when they found the property on North 2nd Street, Lechonera El Coqui was born. My friend Sherry and I visited this quaint restaurant and bar for lunch one day, and we were greeted by Harold and Laurie, along with our server, Kelvin, who suggested some drinks to start. I ordered a Pina Colada, the national drink of Puerto Rico, featuring coconut cream, pineapple juice, and rum. Sherry tried two different juices over ice, tamarind and passion fruit, a refreshing and not-too-sweet treat, with the tamarind offering a spicy after-taste. Harold and Laurie wanted us to sample a selection of their appetizers, bringing a platter of customer favorites: Surullos, Alcapurrias, and a selection of Empanadas. The apps were served with a seasoned ketchup/mayo blend and complemented by hot sauce that they make in the restaurant. Everything was hot and crispy, and very bountiful! We particularly loved the Alcapurrias, a beef plantain turnover, and the Surullos, rolls of corn meal seasoned the Puerto Rican way, some with cheese, some plain. The Empanadas were full of tender beef and chicken, and one was even filled with pizza toppings!
For our next course, the Grilled Romaine Salad was heaped high with fresh, local shrimp, cooked with Puerto Rican seasoning, which melted in our mouths. The salad featured bleu cheese, walnuts, and homemade balsamic glaze. The House Salad included fresh mixed greens, tomatoes, strawberries, black olives, bacon, and balsamic dressing, a nice mix of sweet and savory. Harold then brought us the restaurant’s pièce de résistance, Chuletas Kan Kan, an enormous 3 1/2 pound deep-fried pork chop, served with its rib and fried pork skin. It is served up-end over Mofongo, mashed green plantains with garlic. Alongside the chop is a cup of deliciously seasoned chicken broth in which to dip the pork and Mofongo. This dish feels like many dishes rolled into one, with the chop, rib, ham, and pork skin, and the Mofongo reminded me of a giant dumpling. True comfort food! We finished our meal with Flan Trio, three sweet treat flavors: vanilla, cheese, and their newest addition, Nutella. We loved that the flans were sturdy and dense, similar to cheesecake. And they were the perfect ending to our Puerto Rican meal. Harold has built his own fire pit and he roasts his own pork, with the help of Chef Douglas. Lecheron El Coqui is a true family business, with everyone helping to create traditional Puerto Rican dishes like mom used to make. The restaurant can serve 150 guests, including their outdoor area complete with fireplace. They host Salsa Night every Friday, and they are open for lunch and dinner. For more information, visit them at 232 North 2nd Street or call (904) 432-7545.
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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-totable style menu. Our vision was to design a neighborhood atmosphere where everyone will feel welcome, whether you are enjoying a full meal, appetizers, or just stopping in for a cold beverage; a place that will attract a diverse clientele which in turn makes it a place where everyone will have a relaxing and fun time. www.barzin-bistro-winebar. com. Lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch. Major credit cards. 4924 First Coast Hwy at Palmetto Walk Shopping Village. (904) 310-6620. 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, $$$, F. Burlingame ~ In the historic district just a half block off Centre Street at 20 South 5th Street, this new restaurant offers seasonally inspired modern American food with a twist. The small menu enables our team to focus on a handful of exquisite dishes developed from the freshest ingredients each season. Dining out is about more than just food, and our superb service and casually elegant atmosphere create a special experience. Extensive wine and beer list. Reservations recommended. Open Tue – Sat 5:30. Sun Brunch 10am - 2pm. (904) 432-7671 BurlingameRestaurant.com
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Café Karibo ~ Located on North 3rd St. just off Centre Street in the historic downtown district. It has a cozy interior with a funky, laid-back setting. It’s most striking feature is its naturally shaded outdoor dining patio. Great selection of sandwiches, salads, and soups for lunch. Kid friendly. Vegetarian items on the menu. Open: 11am–9pm Tue thru Sat; Sunday 10:30am–3pm with lunch menu specials; Mon 11am–3pm. Fresh-brewed beer available in the Café and in the brew pub—The Karibrew—located next door. Food prices are relatively low-lunch average $10 pp; dinner $20 pp (generous portions). Crab Trap ~ Nautical decor and friendly service makes for a casual, relaxing atmosphere. Dinner daily offers seafood—fried, grilled, broiled, or blackened—as well as steaks, chicken and oysters year round. Entrees $8.95 - $18.95. Call for seasonal hours. Beer, wine, and cocktails. Family owned and operated since 1979. 31 N 2nd Street, (904) 2614749. $$$ 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. $$$, D, B/W. Fancy Sushi ~ We serve fine Japanese cuisine from our Hibachi grill, the best Tempura and the tastiest Teriyaki this side of Tokyo. We give you all the fine foods with the friendliest service you will ever have here in friendly Fernandina Beach. Come by and give us a visit and we’ll serve you with smiles and the freshest sushi that you won’t find anywhere but here at Fancy Sushi. Open 7 days. (904) 261-9855. 1478 Sadler Rd. Florida House Inn ~ Enjoy Southern cooking at its finest at Leddy’s Porch. Menu includes Southern Salads, Sandwiches, Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Collard Greens, and much more. Black Board specials daily. The Florida House Inn is located just off Centre Street in the historic district of Fernandina
dining out Beach. The inn is the oldest hotel in the state of Florida and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Open for brunch Wednesday – Friday from 11:00am – 2:30pm and Saturday – Sunday 10:00am – 2:30pm. The Mermaid Bar at The Florida House Inn is open Monday – Saturday at 5pm. Daily drink specials and Open Mic every other Thursday night. 22 South Third Street, (904)491-3322. L, $$, 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 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
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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. 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 over mixed greens and tuna melt with Swiss cheese and tomato. Open for breakfast and lunch, 8 am 3pm. Mon -Sat. NassauHealthFoods.net. 833 T. J. Courson Rd. (904) 277-3141. The Picnic Basket ~ The Picnic Basket is all about fresh foods. For a perfect dessert, knockout side dish, or casual picnic, The Picnic Basket has what you need, including charcuterie, cheese, party platters, picnic baskets, bakery treats, and take-home suppers. Open 8:30am - 5:30 pm Monday thru Friday, and 9am - 5:30pm on Saturday, we offer breakfast and lunch until 3 pm, serving wine & beer and foods to-go. Breakfast includes bagels, daily muffins, housemade granola, fresh scones, fresh-pressed fruit and veggie drinks, and fresh coffee. Lunch features homemade soups, organic salads, sandwiches on fresh-baked bread, and delicious wraps. 503-A Centre St. (904) 277-9779. Sliders Seaside Grill ~ The Caribbean on Amelia Island! Slider’s offers fun dining for the whole family! Exotic seafood and steaks served to order are the specials of the house. Enjoy a beautiful oceanfront view inside, or on the patio, located steps from the beach. Open daily for lunch and dinner. 1998 S. Fletcher Ave. at Sadler Rd. (next to the roundabout). 277-6652. L, D, $$, F. The Surf ~ Dine indoors or out on our huge, sundrenched deck with views of the ocean just across the street. The extensive menu features delicious seafood, steaks, burgers, wraps and salads. Daily specials include all-you-can-eat wings on Thursdays and $5 Bloody Marys on Sunday. Casual, fun atmosphere. Take-out and catering available. Reserve the lower deck for your next private event. Open daily from 11 a.m. 29 TVs throughout. WI-FI available. Full service bar. For our entertainment line-up, visit www.thesurfonline.com. 3199 S. Fletcher Ave., 2615711. L, D, $$, F. 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!
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Paradise Found! Breathtaking views of the Intracoastal Waterway and salt marshes surrounded by 2 beautifully landscaped acres offer a private paradise and completely remodeled 3 bedroom/3.5 bath home. The main house features a gourmet kitchen, downstairs master suite, and 1,500 sq ft of screened lanai, complete with bricked fireplace and commercial grade summer kitchen. The detached 3-car garage has guest quarters above with 1 bedroom/1 bath, making this the perfect home for family gatherings and entertaining! For more information on this exceptional property, contact Terri Tennille with Coldwell Banker The Amelia Group at 904-415-1002. 71 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE â&#x20AC;˘ OCTOBER 2016
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35 Marsh Hawk 10 minute walk to beach! Luxury home with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths has spectacular views of the marsh, Intracoastal, & Long Point Golf Course from the boardwalk and backyard. Views of the Oak Marsh Golf Course at the front of the house. $1,199,000
95299 Bermuda Drive This single family home in the gated Amelia National community has 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths and overlooks a large natural vegetation area with a partial view of the 6th hole. $335,000
17 Little Dunes Circle Recently renovated with breathtaking lagoon and golf course views. The neighborhood pool and beach are only a short distance from this charming 3 bedroom, 3 bath home. $659,000
3416 First Avenue 3BR/2.5BA home to be built one block from the beach! Covered breezeway to garage, landscaping package, R3 Zoning. $460,000. Lot can be purchased without ďŹ&#x201A;oorplans for $175,000.
55 Marsh Creek Road Totally refurbished and new roof! This 3 bedroom, 3 bath home has spectacular view of the 15th fairway of Oak Marsh golf course and lagoon from the large deck that extends across the back of this home. $519,900
85037 Barsonage Court This is the ideal location to build your own home in lovely North Hampton. Just a short stroll to the Community Outpost at beautiful Lofton Creek great for ďŹ shing off the dock, kayaking or enjoying the views. $159,900
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3203 Fairway Oaks Recently remodeled 2BR/2BA villa provides a comfortable resort lifestyle. New engineered wood ﬂoors extend throughout. Kitchen has quartz counters and all new sink, faucet cabinets and appliances. $262,900
283/284 Sandcastles The ideal beach getaway, this 2BR/2BA oceanfront villa has been completely remodeled, with granite and stainless steel in the kitchen & updated granite and tile baths. Beautifully decorated! $549,000
3002 Club Villa Recently renovated 2BR/2.5BA villa has an open kitchen area and new matching GE appliances. This villa features new interior paint, new light ﬁxtures and new Pergo ﬂooring upstairs for easy maintenance. $239,900
1009 Captain’s Court Oceanfront, 2BR/2BA end unit, completely renovated from studs out. Exquisite furnished interior. Extensive tile work, center island, granite countertops, SS appliances & wine cooler. $649,000
49 Beach Wood Road (Lot 123) Wooded lot sits on the corner of Beach Wood Road and Wild Grape Drive where you can enjoy community amenities including being near the beach, shopping, dining; miles of walking trails. Naturally beautiful! $225,000
1517 Piper Dunes Oceanfront 2nd ﬂoor condo is a spacious, luxury 3BR/3BA villa where you can enjoy beautiful views of the ocean, pool and golf course. HUGE wrap-around balcony. Only two units per ﬂoor. Brand new AC unit. $1,050,000
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39 MARSH CREEK ROAD $799,000
7 SWEETWATER OAKS DRIVE $649,900
4 BR, 3.5 BA, 3,901 square feet. Tuscany style home in Amelia Island Plantation fronting the Oak Marsh links. MLS#65462
3 BR, 2.5 BA, 2,784 square feet. Newer custom Executive home set on a corner, cul-de-sac lot in Amelia Island Plantation. MLS #67529
255/256 SANDCASTLES COURT $575,000
95343 SPINNAKER DRIVE $380,000
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2 BR, 2 BA, 1,380 square feet. Oceanfront ﬁrst ﬂoor villa in Amelia Island Plantation. Beautifully reconditioned and upgraded. MLS#68892
90x125x90x137, acreage 0.27. Picture perfect homesite in desireable Golfside North. MLS#70178
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96153 LIGHT WIND DRIVE
96003 OCEAN BREEZE WAY
95377 SONOMA DRIVE
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 $385,000
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
Immaculate 4 BR/2 BA home minutes from Amelia Island, convenient to Jacksonville and JIA. Open ﬂoor plan with upgrades. Fenced yard overlooks pond. Upstairs bonus room/4th bedroom. MLS#67864 $239,000
1751 SOUTH 15TH STREET
2961 AMELIA ROAD
Summerwoods is a gated community on the south end of Amelia offering 132 condos with community pool and walkway to the beach. Call today to schedule your preview of these sought after beach villas. Offered from $269,000
Popular ﬂoorplan offers 3BR/ 2BA, plus an ofﬁce and two porches! Open kitchen, dining, and living areas. Zeroscape lawns. Tree-lined streets and central location close to shopping, the beach and downtown. MLS#69551 $420,000
5-acre estate on Amelia Island with one bedroom cottage and 2,132 sq. ft. barn with two airconditioned ofﬁces. All top-quality construction, with galvalume rooﬁng, custom cabinets, and Anderson windows. MLS#69192 $958,000
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95050 PASO ROBLES COURT
96200 OCEAN BREEZE DRIVE
4BR/2BA home on South End. Open ﬂoorplan with large family room. Living room opens to kitchen and dining. Fireplace and wood ﬂoors. Kitchen has large island, granite counters, and stainless appliances. MLS#72637 $329,000
Well maintained 4BR/2BA home with open ﬂoorplan on cul-de-sac. Large kitchen with island, and stainless appliances. Kitchen opens to great room and dining room. Covered screened patio and fenced backyard. MLS#72573 $255,000
Under construction, done by Fall 2016, 4BR/3.5BA home has open kitchen/family room, study, formal dining, and bonus room! Buy early and you can customize the interior ﬁnishes. MLS#69370 $529,900
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www.TroxelTeam.com • email@example.com 95024 BARCLAY PLACE $379,000 Pristine end unit townhouse in gated Harrison Cove is perfect for a full or part time home and offers 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, fantastic kitchen with refaced cabinets and granite countertops and cozy breakfast nook. Owner’s suite on the main level with two secondary bedrooms upstairs. Private screened lanai and two garage round out this fantastic property. MLS#69420
94568 STARFISH DRIVE $165,000 Cute and cozy Heron Isles home only three years old and priced to sell! Home backs up to preserve area and offers 3 bedrooms with spacious and open ﬂoor plan. Well-equipped kitchen features granite countertops, island with breakfast bar and opens to a large family room. Master boasts tray ceilings and ensuite bath with double vanity and great closet space. MLS# 72647
96014 BLACKROCK HAMMOCK $549,000 JUST REDUCED
This 6 BR, 4.5 BA southern charmer on private cul de sac has heated and screened saline pool along with separate pool house for additional living space! Kitchen offers custom cabinetry, granite tops, island and stainless appliances. Ample living and sleeping quarters with freshly painted interior and trim. Great home for a large family! MLS#64065
LOT 7 PERIMETER PARK $99,000 UNDER CONTRACT
Exceptional homesite in sought-after Amelia Park which includes central park, playground, tree-lined sidewalks, and community YMCA with pool, ﬁtness center and athletic programs. Walking distance to shopping and restaurants, and short bike ride to the beach. MLS#68090
29 MARSH HAWK $877,500 UNDER CONTRACT
This 4 BR, 3.5 BA home, boasting marsh and river views, is located on the 11th hole of Oak Marsh Golf Course on Amelia Island Plantation. Fabulous kitchen includes granite countertops and island with steamer and prep sink. Travertine ﬂoors, stacked stone ﬁreplace, lush landscaping, and beautiful island sunsets make it truly one-of-a-kind. MLS#68341
6541 SPYGLASS CIRCLE $519,999 UNDER CONTRACT
Fantastic value on Amelia Island Plantation, this oceanfront villa offers a spacious ﬂoor plan, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, ﬁreplace and covered parking. Inviting sun room is the perfect place to enjoy the sunrise or watch the storms roll in over the Atlantic. Charming galley style kitchen offers efﬁciency and tremendous counter space. MLS#68406
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Unique opportunity to own 300’ of ocean frontage in Ponte Vedra. Superb ocean views are yours when you build your dream home on this 2.44 acre lot. Lots are also available separately. MLS#69084 $4,700,000
4 BR/3BA North Hampton home on large lot. Hardwood in all living spaces. Granite and stainless in kitchen. Large lanai for entertaining. Split ﬂoorplan. Come enjoy country club living! MLS#72661 $375,000
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96267 PINEY ISLAND DRIVE Remodeled 4 BR/ 4.5 BA home. Outdoor living area with oyster pit and ﬁreplace. Master downstairs with 2 BRs and BAs upstairs. Guest quarters above detached 3-car garage. Gourmet kitchen, open ﬂoorplan. MLS#68136 $1,125,000
86422 MEADOWWOOD DRIVE
96089 MONTEGO BAY
1839 ATLANTIC PLACE
Well-maintained 4 BR home in Meadowﬁeld. Large covered porch on lake. Lots of natural light. Open ﬂoorplan. Kitchen with breakfast bar overlooks family room. Convenient to Jacksonville and Kings Bay. MLS#69688 $229,700
Well-maintained home in popular Islesworth. Split ﬂoorplan design, kitchen opens to breakfast and family rooms! Screened pool. Home warranty included. Located in center of the island with lower county taxes. Great price! MLS#72658 $339,900
3 BR Ocean Village home is steps from beach. Living room has built in shelves, ﬁreplace, and French doors to patio overlooking lake. Kitchen with breakfast nook is spacious and open. Each bedroom has own bath. MLS#69683 $619,000
Testimonial from a Seller ~ Terri Tennille and her team were fantastic to work with in selling my home. Their attention to detail from the beginning was refreshing! Terri is so responsive and she always had a solid recommendation or solution to provide. I would recommend Terri to all my friends and family that are looking to either buy a home or sell their existing home. Thanks, Terri!
Excellence... yesterday, today & tomorrow. 311 CENTRE STREET • AMELIA ISLAND • (904) 261-0347 • CBAMELIA.COM
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Douglas F. Mackle PA, MRP Realtor-Associate Direct (904) 753-3332 email@example.com 95210 COOK ROAD $585,000 Private 3 BR/2 BA deep-water home on 1.76 acres with pier and dock on the Nassau River. Completely renovated with new roof, doors, windows, stucco, kitchen cabinets, and renovated HVAC, and huge attic bonus room. 2,534 sq.ft. home has spectacular river views. 24 x 12 workshop included. MLS#62285 www.95210CookRoad.com
3129 AJA COURT $375,000 Brand new custom 4 BR/2 BA home in Barrington, just off Amelia Road. Enjoy the view from the 19’ x 10’ rear porch. All stainless appliances. Granite countertops in kitchen & baths. Spacious master suite. Fireplace with granite surround, utility room. Home is pre-wired for ceiling fans and security system. MLS# 69477 www.3129AjaCourt.com
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95082 WILLET WAY ~ $595,000 Screened brick courtyard with separate guest/in-law quarters in front. French doors with plantation shutters open to courtyard from all living areas of main house. Hardwood floors throughout formal areas and into master; tile in kitchen, breakfast area and family room. Two bedrooms, two baths and sitting area upstairs. Located in gated Summer Beach with large community pool. Walk to the beach.
76187 TIDEVIEW LANE $289,000
86183 MEADOWFIELD BLUFFS ROAD
1619 REGATTA DRIVE
Beautiful 3,500 sq. ft. 2-story, 5 BR/ 3.5 BA home located in Timber Creek. Beautiful landscaping, extended 3-car garage and large covered patio. 42” upper cabinets in gourmet kitchen, Silestone kitchen counters. Bedrooms pre-wired for ceiling fans, cable TV & telephones. Huge 26’ x 15’ bonus room. Community pool and playground. MLS#69997
Located on Lofton Creek with deep water access at all times. Main house has 3 bedrooms/2 baths. Guest house has 3 bedrooms/3 baths. Dock has 2 electric boat lifts. $495,000
Charming updated pool home in Golfside South! Marble floors in all the social areas. Gourmet kitchen. Gas fireplace. 4 bedrooms/3 baths, split 3 ways. $659,000
Excellence... yesterday, today & tomorrow. 311 CENTRE STREET • AMELIA ISLAND (904) 261-0347 • CBAMELIA.COM
BRADY POINT PRESERVE 96067 BRADY POINT RD. ~ $150,000 Build your dream home on this lakefront one acre lot. This is the lowest priced waterfront lot in Brady Point currently on the market!
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Located north and adjacent to The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. These fabulous oceanfront condominiums feature beautiful custom appointments, large square footage and membership to The Golf Club of Amelia Island. Oceanfront and golf course views are incredible! These units start at $1,600,000.
OCEAN PLACE AT SUMMER BEACH
2783 OCEAN OAKS DRIVE NORTH $495,000 Open and bright Brylen-built home only a short walk to the beach in Ocean Oaks North. 20” diagonal ceramic tile covers the entire house. As you enter the foyer, enjoy the panoramic view of the pool. The 3/2 split bedroom ﬂoor plan is great for family or guests. Master bedroom has access to pool. Kitchen with granite tops and white cabinets, opening to the family room with ﬁreplace. Screened pool and patio has retracting sliding glass doors with built-in blinds. Flagstone patio with walkway to the beach. Renai on-demand hot water system, gas stove, and much more! This meticulously maintained home is a must see! MLS#72667
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 $559,000 and are direct oceanfront.
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island entertaining ning CAJUN SHRIMP Ingredients 3 lbs local shrimp, leave shells on 4-5 Tbsp Cajun seasoning (recipe below) 1 stick unsalted butter, melted ¼ C extra virgin olive oil 2 thinly sliced lemons, seeds removed Sea salt Preparation Toss all ingredients together and place in a casserole dish. Sprinkle sea salt liberally. Bake in a 350 degree oven until shrimp is cooked, being careful not to overcook. Serve with French bread for dipping into the sauce. Serves 6.
CREOLE or CAJUN? Jazz up your party with the ﬂavors of New Orleans
BY KAREN MILLER • PHOTOS BY SHEERY GARBARINI
hen the Amelia Island Jazz Festival comes to town every October, it reminds me of my travels to New Orleans and the spicy, flavorful food that Louisiana is famous for. Cajun and Creole, with fresh meats and seafood; I could eat my way across the state in a heartbeat! But what is the difference between these two mouthwatering cuisines? Both are very similar, with the city of New Orleans known for its Creole recipes, and the outlying areas—the countryside and Bayou—known for Cajun. Creole is considered a more refined style of food, with New Orleans getting much of its French influences
from European styles of cooking. Think rich sauces and sophisticated dining. Cajun, on the other hand, is what could be called rustic cuisine. Locally available ingredients predominate, and preparation is simple and spicy. I recently hosted a New Orleans dinner that featured some of these Louisiana seasonings, along with our own local shrimp, served with Leek and Artichoke Rice, Creole Salad, and Bananas Fosters Bread Pudding, a take on the famous dish that originated at Brennan’s in New Orleans in 1951. All of these recipes are easy to make, so what are you waiting for? Laissez les bon temps rouler!
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Cajun Seasoning 1 Tablespoon each of the following: Black pepper, sweet chili pepper ﬂakes, cayenne pepper ﬂakes, celery seed, oregano, cumin, basil, ground bay leaves, marjoram, savory, thyme, coriander, dry mustard, rosemary, dried onion ﬂakes, dried garlic ﬂakes, and paprika. Place all the spices in a jar and shake to combine. BANANAS FOSTER BREAD PUDDING Ingredients 4 C cubed white bread (remove crust) ¼ C melted butter 3 beaten eggs 2 C half and half 2 Tsp vanilla 1 Tsp cinnamon ½ Tsp nutmeg ½ Tsp salt ½ C raisins 1 C sliced bananas, plus extra to top Whipped cream Rum sauce (recipe below) Preparation Mix all ingredients (except whipped cream and rum sauce) in a mixer with paddle attachment until blended. Pour into buttered, deep dish pie plate. Bake at 350 degrees until pudding is set and top is browned. Let cool. In the meantime, make sauce by combining 1 stick melted butter in a sauce pan with 1/3 cup light brown sugar, 1/3 cup pecans, and 2 Tablespoons rum, and heat until sugar is dissolved. Serve pudding cut into wedges topped with sliced bananas, rum sauce, and whipped cream.
It’s your choice. It’s your path. Over the years, we have advised hundreds of older adults who are trying to determine if Osprey Village is right for them. Not all of those good people made the decision to move in… you wouldn’t be reading this if they had!
As professional Lifestyle Advisors, our goal is to assist prospective Members in drawing a map for their future so they can make an informed decision that aligns with their chosen goals. Sometimes that means they make a decision to move into Osprey Village; sometimes that means they make a decision to explore another community or stay in their current home. Either way, our job is to introduce you to the big world of retirement living and specifically, what it looks like at Osprey Village. Your job is to bring us your goals, dreams and fears. We promise to meet you where you are, to introduce you to like-minded individuals who have traveled similar paths and to assist you in determining if a move to Osprey Village is the right choice for you.
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