Amelia Islander - November 2022

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Holiday Gift Guide 2022

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Celebrate Holiday Traditions at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island The World’s Largest Gingerbread Pirate Ship docks in the Lobby on Wednesday, November 23 and is the perfect backdrop for a holiday family photo and the festivities of the season. The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting | November 23 Kick-off the holiday season at The 29th Annual Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Christmas Tree Lighting benefiting local charities. Enjoy entertainment, cookies, hot cider, fireworks and Santa’s arrival.

Breakfast with Santa November 26, December 3 December 10, December 17 An opportunity for children to delight in sharing their holiday wishes with Santa while the whole family enjoys an extravagant breakfast buffet.

Santa’s Magical Dinner | November 23 Join Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves for an elaborate holiday wonderland feast followed by a delectable dessert buffet in a magical atmosphere.

Santa’s Storybook Tea November 26, December 3, December 10, December 17 Santa and Mrs. Claus read a fireside story while guests enjoy a elegant afternoon tea.

Thanksgiving Grand Feast | November 24 Spend Thanksgiving with family and friends at an extravagant culinary feast celebrating all the traditional holiday favorites and trimmings. The feast includes a seafood bar, carving stations with rosemary turkey and brown sugar ham and a living salad bar.

New Year’s Eve Black and White Gala | December 31 Ring in the New Year in style, enjoying lavish food buffets and chefs stations, live music, spectacular fireworks and a Champagne toast to commence the New Year.

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Neighborly Specials You are always invited at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island COAST Plated Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Offerings include Lobster Benedict, Pulled Pork Hash, Stuffed French Toast and Bottomless Mimosas made with fresh orange juice. THE LOBBY BAR Monday – Tuesday | Sushi and Sake | $24 TIDEWATER GRILL Monday | Wings + Brew | 5 p.m. – Close | $15 Tuesday | Burger + Brew | 5 p.m. – Close | $15 Wednesday | Join us for Trivia Night with prizes from 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Thursday | Beer + Pretzel | 5 p.m. – Close | $15 Friday | Crab Cakes + Cocktail | 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. | $15 COQUINA Sunday | Mezcal and Ceviche | 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. | $15 Monday | Nachos and Margarita | 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. | $15 Tuesday | Tacos and Paloma | 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. | $15 Wednesday | Sangria ½ Off All Night | 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Thursday | Botanas and $5 Selected Appetizers | 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Complimentary valet parking with purchase.

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Make Your Reservation for Chefs Culinary Theaters December 13 | $200 Chef Cory presents Christmas in Salt Enjoy the taste of Christmas through Chef Cory’s cuisine. During the first course guests will enjoy ricotta gnocchi, truffle, kale and basil pesto. The second course will be a lamb rack, baba ganoush, artichoke, potato crumble and black lime. To conclude this Christmas experience, resort pastry chefs will serve citrus ricotta cheesecake. SAVE THE DATE FOR 2023 CHEFS THEATERS

January 10 | $200 Chef Wesley presents The New Year Chef Wesley shares a healthy take on New Years dishes creating a delightful menu. February 7 | $200 Chef Lulu presents Traditional Mexican Chef Lulu prepares haute Mexican cuisine: traditional Mexican dishes prepared in a modern and elevated style. Scan the QR Code above to make your reservations.


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With the holidays coming soon, it’s wonderful to witness how everything in our lives is slowly transformed by the joy of the approaching season, especially here on Amelia Island. One of the most cherished traditions of the Christmas season is the exchange of gifts with those we love. It’s a great feeling to find the perfect gift for the special people in our lives, and the giving underlines the true spirit of the season. Each November, we take great pleasure in offering our annual Holiday Gift Guide, which highlights many of the fabulous finds available at our local shops during the holiday shopping season. Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift or sneaking something for yourself, we’re sure you’ll find it right here on Amelia Island! We are always proud to showcase all the terrific shops on the island, and we hope you’ll relax with a cup of coffee and spend a little time looking through these great gift ideas. Maybe we can save you that frantic road trip to the big-city shopping mall or lower the volume of clicks inflicted on your over-taxed index finger. This year, visit your friends and neighbors in Amelia Island’s fine shops, and you’ll find personal service and a wide variety of unique gifts. With a little luck, you’ll also bump into an old friend and share a little holiday cheer. Regardless of how hectic things get, spending time with family and friends is the most important part of the holiday season. The Amelia Island community is a warm and welcoming place, and never more so than around the holidays, when the spirit of giving moves so strongly through so many. It is a time of year to be grateful for the precious gifts of family, friendship, and community. Once again, we are very happy to present as part of our monthly “Island Home” feature a preview of the Amelia Island Museum of History’s 2022 Holiday Home Tour. The Holiday Home Tour is one of the museum’s most important fundraisers, and this year the tour returns with five beautiful homes in Fernandina Beach’s Historic District, all dressed up for the holidays. We hope everyone has a chance to enjoy the tour this year. Also in this issue, we present another “Eyes to the Skies” feature on the beautiful wading birds that grace Amelia Island’s abundant marshes; present another “Fernandina Faces” profile by Dickie Anderson on Johnnie Robinson, the music director at Fernandina Beach High School for 30 years who inspired countless students; offer an “Island Entertaining” column with ideas for a small Thanksgiving dinner if you’re not cooking a big turkey this year; and much more. Best wishes to all for a Happy Thanksgiving!

Contributing Writers Karen Miller, Julie Simmons, Dickie Anderson, Mandy Haynes, Teri Sopp, Betty Morrell, Lois Winkler Contributing Photographers Sherry Carter, Lilly Scheetz, Stephan Leimberg, William Raser, Pam Bell

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NOVEMBER 2022 11 Cover Story 2022 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Each November, we at the Amelia Islander Magazine like to present all the great holiday shopping ideas from Amelia Island’s outstanding stores. We hope this year’s gift guide will help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday list.

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47 Fernandina Faces

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With the Amelia River’s meandering shoreline and abundant marshes, wading birds like Great Blue Herons and Roseate Spoonbills find good hunting on Amelia Island.

In 30 years at Fernandina Beach High School, Johnnie Robinson taught music and nurtured the marching band and a variety of musical ensembles, inspiring countless students.

With the Amelia Island Museum of History’s annual Holiday Home Tour returning in early December, here’s a preview of this year’s featured homes in the Historic District.

If you’re avoiding Thanksgiving travel this year and planning a smaller dinner for the holiday, consider Roasted Cornish Game Hens with Orange Sage Butter for your menu.

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

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Galleries & Antiques Amelia’s art galleries & antique stores

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In the Neighborhood Profiles of area businesses and organizations

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Maps of the Island and downtown, with telephone numbers

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Tide Table Tides at the Amelia River

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Around Town What’s happenng around Amelia Island

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In the Garden As the holidays approach, November is the perfect time to work in the garden and add new color to your landscape with plants like Callicarpa Beautyberry and Trumpet Plant.

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Eating Scene Located at Main Beach with decks offering panoramic ocean views, Salt Life Food Shack offers fresh seafood, street tacos, delicious cocktails, and a relaxing island vibe.

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Open House Premium real estate offerings on and around Amelia Island

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2ND STORY GALLERY AND STUDIOS ISLAND ART ASSOCIATION This season, give the gift of local art! Like this acrylic painting by Christen Partleton, The One that Got Away ($350). You’ll find great gift ideas in the gallery, and you’ll support local artists when you shop. 18 North 2nd Street. (904) 261-7020.

Beautiful nature scenes from Amelia Island by Pamela Ayres Photography. Printed on 8x6 stone slate with a stylish wood stand for $55. The perfect gift for the nature lover or Amelia Islander this year! 2nd Story Gallery & Studios. 5 South 2nd Street. 2ndstorygallerystudios.com. (904) 277-6676.

This turtle pendant and earrings are created by artist Nicole Barr. Plique -a’-Jour is the French enameling technique where translucent enamel color is suspended between threads of gold or silver, allowing light to illuminate the colors with the same brilliance as a stained-glass window in sunlight. 317 Centre Street. (904) 277-0665.

ART ON CENTRE Trudi Norris is an artist from Charlotte, North Carolina with ties to Fernandina Beach. This painting, an oil on canvas piece entitled “Stroll on Egans Creek,” measures 36 in. x 46 in. and would make a wonderful addition to your art collection. $3,800. 503 Centre Street. (904) 624-7255.

AMELIA ISLAND MUSEUM OF HISTORY Amelia Island Museum of History has gifts galore for holiday giving, including a selection of ornaments, made of resin, ceramic, or oyster shell, ranging from $9-$15. Also, your favorite foodie will love this holiday cookbook, Savor the Seasons ($21.95) by the Junior Culinary League of Tampa. 233 South 3rd Street. (904) 261-7378.

AMELIA ANGLER OUTFITTERS For on and off the water, you’ll find a great selection of gifts, like this Kahala shirt ($105), the original Aloha shirt since 1938. Match that up with a Tilley hat ($90) featuring an Air Flo Broad Brim (UPF 50) and HUK Performance shorts ($65) made from recycled plastic bottles. 111 Centre Street. (904) 261-2870. 11 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE •

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BRISTLY THISTLE Bristly Thistle offers a wide array of hand painted needlepoint canvases. Plus, threads, supplies, accessories and embellishments. This Snowman Standup ($110) is created by artist Barb Stark. Bristly Thistle sends Merry Christmas wishes to all! 811 Beech Street. (904) 729-4020.

HARLOW’S ON BEECH Harlow’s on Beech is a new consignment shop boutique located in the Beech Street Grill complex that has loads of great finds, like this Gold Leather-Look Belt, size M ($45), new with tags, and Kate Spade quilted black-and-gold bling bag, shoulder or cross-body ($200), as well as Burberry Totes, made in Italy, and designer pieces and fine art by Chris Riley. 809 Beech Street. (904) 326-5015.

COLOR IT GREEN For toiletries, chargers, or everyday essentials, the Nido Accessory Bag keeps the little things in check and easy to find whether you’re on the road or on the job. The Alpa 42L Travel Pack protects and comfortably carries all of your gear, whether it’s on your back, strapped to the roof of your car, or in the belly of a puddle jumper. Uses repurposed fabrics, making each pack one-of-akind. Come check out their full line of great gear! 301 Centre Street. (904) 310-9050.

HUDSON & PERRY Florida-lovers will adore these hand-painted one-of-a-kind oyster shell ornaments. ($38) Each shell is gilded in gold leaf. Plus, lots of other well-curated vintage, retro, and eclectic gifts, perfect for holiday giving! 319 Centre Street. (904) 844-2442.

LINDY’S JEWELRY Beautiful rings make stunning gifts! The bottom band is a platinum-and-diamond eternity band ($7,900), the second is an 18kt white gold emerald-cut and round diamond halo band ($6,200), and the top one is an 14kt white gold and round diamond halo band ($1,350). 202 Centre Street. (904) 277-4880.

WATANUT Fill our whimsical Amelia Island with your favorite Watanut goodies! Designed in partnership with artist Anna Simpson, the Watanut Amelia Island Gift Box features some of the most adored landmarks. Mix any 2 flavors of Watanut gourmet nuts or shortbread cookies in a gift set for $34.95. 118 Centre Street. (855) 928-2688. 12 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE •

COTTONWAYS Step out in style this holiday season with these great-looking SLYK Abalone and Wood Shades ($125) and this beautiful necklace from artist Susan Sorrentino ($85). You’ll find lots of great gift ideas like these, as well as comfortable, sophisticated clothing for all seasons. 313 Centre Street. (904) 261-0311. NOVEMBER 2022

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PEARL For elegant holiday giving, she’ll adore these Sherrill & Bros genuine crocodile skin accessories, with pebbled calfskin lining and hidden snaps for interchangeable buckle. Handmade to order: belts, $230; wallets, $230. 503 Centre Street. (904) 844-2910.

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RED OTTER OUTFITTERS Designed with an eye for taste and elegance, Vinglacé products allow you to take a bottle of wine or champagne, your favorite cocktail, or a hot cup of coffee anywhere you go. Wine glasses and tumblers have removable and washable glass on the inside. Red Otter has lots of gift ideas for everyone on your list! 1012 Atlantic Avenue. (904) 206-4122.

VILLA VILLEKULLA NEIGHBORHOOD TOY STORE Gifting for a child 3 to 7? They are sure to love Tonies! This musical storybox brings their favorite characters to life without a screen. Just place a “Tonie” character on the box to hear stories and songs. Villa Villekulla Toys has the area’s largest selection of Tonies and accessories. Come try it for yourself! Tonie Box, $99.99; Tonies, $12.99-18.99. 5 South 2nd Street. (904) 432-8291. www.ameliaislandtoys.com.

JJ COOPER Through unparalleled craftsmanship, Martin Dingman creates world class leather goods for the stylish man, like these Martin Dingman Cozy Country Raw Hide Tie Laces Slipper in Indigo ($225) and this Leather Print Duffle. ($495) JJ Cooper has everything your man wants this holiday season! 216 Centre Street. (904) 310-6235.

LORI+LULU Tigers are trending! Handmade in Uzbekistan, these unique statement bags from Wolf & Willow are available in many motifs and colors. The perfect gift for the girl who has everything! 213 Centre Street. (904) 310-9507

OLIVE AMELIA Whether it’s game day, holiday entertaining, or the perfect gift, Olive Amelia has everything you need! We have great gift sets available in every price range, or we can customize a basket for any occasion. We also feature a wide selection of snacks, dips, soups, jams, jellies, fresh cheeses, and our amazing Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar. Stop in today for a complimentary sample! 206 Centre Street. (904) 310-3603. 15 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE •

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SPICE & TEA EXCHANGE The Spice & Tea Exchange has more than 85 Custom Spice Blends made fresh in-store every day, and more than 65 different Loose-Leaf Teas from all around the world! Plus, you’ll find a wide variety of Kitchen and Tea Accessories. Think Healthy Holiday Gift Giving this year and shop at The Spice & Tea Exchange of Fernandina Beach! 316 Centre Street. (904) 432-7897.

WADSWORTH’S Zipping into sweater weather! As the temps cool, come into Wadsworth’s for the ultimate in comfort and style. Now offering Vineyard Vines 1/4 zip ($108) in a variety of colors for the guy or gal in your life. 204 Centre St. (904) 277-1162.

ROBISON JEWELRY Robison Jewelry has a fabulous collection of classic to contemporary jewelry designs and unique styles that nurture your emotions and enhance the joy of gift-giving and receiving. This stunning necklace by Gabriel & Co. showcases an appreciation for geometric design. Beautiful 14K white and gold circles offer square negative space and are connected with petite diamond stations. (Sl1/G-H) 217 Centre Street. (904) 261-3635.

TWISTED SISTERS! TRAILER PARK COLLECTIBLES Trailer Park features 7000 square feet of antiques, collectibles, furniture, and unique finds, like this Bruce Springsteen 3-cassette collection and book for only $10. Make it a musical holiday season with Classical, Movie Soundtracks, Rock and Roll, Country, and more! 702 Centre Street. (904) 491-4461.

Santa stopped by Twisted Sisters! with some beautiful holiday candles from Capri Blue, like this red-glitter candle with the scent called Volcano and the smaller green candle with the scent called Crystal Pine. Large candles, $39.95; smaller candles, $28.95. Plus, lots of holiday gifts like clothing, jewelry, home goods, and art. 402 Centre Street. (904) 261-2501.

DEBONAIR Discover your very own portable secret garden with this Botanical Top Handle Bag ($378) from Mary Frances. Colorful handbeaded 3D flowers adorn the front of this stunning vegan leather handbag. Take the garden with you wherever you go! Or Stay & Play! It’s cocktail time! This genuine leather crossbody bag ($245) is the perfect party companion with its beaded cocktails design and roomy interior. You’ll also find everything for holiday giving, including designer handbags, jewelry, and gifts. 114 Centre St. (904) 261-6993.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2022

REDBONES DOG BAKERY AND BOUTIQUE While you’re out shopping for the holiday season, be sure to pick up some of Redbone’s assorted yummy treats! ($7.99 - $12.99.) Redbones carries a full array of collars and leads, comfy beds, scented shampoos, and spa products. It also has unique toys, feeders and bowls, and carriers for small dogs. 809 South 8th Street. (904) 321-0020.

SCOTT & SONS FINE JEWELRY Look stylish and sophisticated for the holidays with this gorgeous 18K White Gold Pendant, featuring 2.08ctw of natural rubies and accented by .44ctw of diamonds. 14K White Gold 18 in. ovalina link chain sold separately. 9900 Amelia Island Parkway. (904) 491-1550.

NASSAU JEWELRY CO. Beautiful gifts for your special someone! 14 Kt. 1.5 in. tall diamond starfish necklace by Shula NY, with a special price for the holidays ($1,995). Plus, new and custom jewelry designs, repairs, and more. 1743 South 8th Street. (904) 277-1993.

L. MOORE AESTHETICS Bring a little spa home for the holidays with this beautiful, seashell-pattern waffle robe from L. Moore Aesthetics! Select a monogram from many different styles to make this the perfect beach-friendly, holiday gift. Robe, $40; with monogram, $50. Order by December 1 to ensure arrival for the holidays at hello@lmooreaesthetics.com. 1815 South 8th Street. (904) 652-9958.

ANTIQUES AND MORE TREASURES

JW FRAME GALLERY There’s something for everyone on your shopping list at JW Frame Gallery! Like this acrylic, 29.5 in. x 57.5 in. painting by Martha Scheffler, North Beach Cottages ($3,000). Plus, custom framing and gifts galore! 917 South 8th Street. (904) 310-6610.

Looking to freshen up your fall wardrobe? Come by a check out BeautyMark Boutique by Rhonda. This vintage cape will keep you cozy and warm, and you’ll be stylish at any holiday event! Plus, furniture, jewelry, soaps, and other unique gifts, all located at Antiques and More Treasures. 329 South 8th Street. (904) 548-6080.

ISOLA HOME The Emilio Robba brand has defined a new lifestyle by bringing elements from the outside world inside. Emilio was born into a family of Italian artists and has been given the title, “Sculptor of Flowers.” Tea lights, medium and large bowls, range from $55 to $295. Beautiful holiday hostess, birthday, and thinking-of-you gifts of love! 303 South 8th Street. (904) 310-3520.

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SADLER ROAD & 14TH STREET

AMELIA’S ATTIC FURNITURE Enjoy the season with these beautiful indoor/outdoor throw pillows ($39 ea.). Art is by local Fernandina Beach artist Betsy Drake. Various selections to choose from. Amelia’s Attic Furniture also offers a tremendous selection of wall art, lamps, and accessories. Spruce up your home for the holidays! 2164 Sadler Rd. (904) 277-2095.

ISLAND VINTAGE MARKET 100% handcrafted from recycled military tents, these bags ($90) are one-of-a-kind! Each bag tells the story of its long journey and reminds us of the challenges of a soldier’s life. 2136 Sadler Road. (904) 310-3863.

COASTAL COTTAGE Made in Hilton Head, South Carolina, Michelle Allen Designs are handcrafted individually, using materials found in nature, making each piece a special treasure. Coastal Cottage carries a wide array of gifts, furniture, home décor, and mush more!1439 Sadler Rd. (904) 580-0484.

STORY & SONG BOOKSTORE BISTRO Story & Song Bookstore Bistro is a local bookstore promoting local artists and writers, along with inspiring the community. Pictured here is an oil on canvas by Dickie Anderson, as well as books by locals for locals. Plus, cards, books, and gifts for everyone on your list! 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118.

LOTT’S FURNITURE A beautiful piece of art is a great gift or an easy way to spruce up any room during the holidays! This 40 in. x 60 in. framed giclee ($819) definitely makes a statement. Lott’s has many different artwork styles and sizes that have recently arrived in their showroom. Come in and pick out the perfect gift for your loved one! 2110 Sadler Square. (904) 261-6333.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2022

SHOE VISIONS These stunning red ankle boots ($175) are handmade in Portugal by Eric Michael, and they’re perfect for any holiday affair. Shoe Visions carries lots of beautiful shoes for the holidays and every occasion! 4802 First Coast Hwy. (904) 277-0909.

CAPE HOUSE Cape House has beautiful home décor, items for entertaining and holiday dining, along with holiday gifts like this Canton Collection Christmas Tree, 6 in. wide x 12.25 in. high. Inspired by traditional chinoiserie, it features elegant sceneries in chic blue and white on each of its four tiers. 4810 First Coast Highway (at the entrance to the Harris Teeter shopping center). (904) 844-2384.

MONKEY BARREL Run, run, as fast as you can… to Monkey Barrel of Amelia, where you CAN catch the Gingerbread Man!! Your little baker will love this Gingerbread Man Apron from Bella Bliss and Gingerbread Man Baking Set from Handstand Kitchen. Making Christmas cookies has never been more fun! Located in The Shops at Amelia Market, 4802 First Coast Hwy. (904) 310-9463.

THE PLANTATION SHOP FIFI’S FINE RESALE You’ll be smashing at your holiday party with this Judith Leiber designer evening bag with optional shoulder strap ($700) and these Jimmy Choo gold leather wedge dress shoes ($140). You’ll always find something special at Fifi’s! 4802 First Coast Highway. (904) 310-3773.

The Plantation Shop is always excited about all the new Fall items and colors from Joy Susan, the leader in vegan handbags and accessories. From wallets to crossbody bags and fabulous handbags, we are fully stocked up for the season. $18.50-$65. A great gift idea, and maybe treat yourself to something new for the season! 4828 First Coast Hwy, Ste. 4. (904) 261-2030.

RENNWORKS OUTDOORS For your favorite fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts, RennWorks Outdoors has lots of goodies for gift-giving this season, like this AFTCO Any Fish, Any Water coffee table book ($79), with vivid underwater photography of fish, marine life, and fishing landscapes presented with stories from leaders in the fishing industry. And don’t miss this Abel Fly Reel ($1,300), the pinnacle of fly reels! Made in the USA to last a lifetime. 2440 Lynndale Road. (904) 310-6794.

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OMNI AMELIA ISLAND RESORT & OFF-ISLAND

THE CHRISTMAS SHOPPE December Diamonds glass ornaments are hand-made and have various themes. Pictured are the Right Whale, the Sea Turtle, and the Jelly Fish. These make great holiday gifts and will sparkle on your tree this Christmas! The Shops at Omni Amelia Island Resort.

HARRISON’S MERCANTILE Be stylish this holiday season in this stunning midi-dress from the Gretchen Scott collection! Harrison’s also carries collections by Trina Turk and Marie Oliver, as well as all the latest fashion trends, casual wear, and accessories for men and women. The Shops at Omni Amelia Island Resort. (904) 432-2218.

MARCHE BURETTE Marche Burette is a gourmet food market and deli, featuring wine, spirits, cookware, wine accessories, and gifts, like these crystal flutes with fish designs from Rolf Glass. Rolf has created a collection of glassware with coastal designs, and don’t forget the bubbly! The Shops at Omni Amelia Island Resort. (904) 432-2212.

AMELIA’S SIGNATURE SHOP All things Amelia is what Amelia’s Signature Shop carries, including mugs, T-shirts, hoodies, and gift ideas for the holidays and every occasion! Pictured is SPIRIT JERSEY, long sleeve Amelia Island shirt. The Shops at Omni Amelia Island Resort. (904) 432-2219.

THE PORCH + PATIO STORE Beach-specific location pillows are the perfect way to dress up your nest this holiday season and they make wonderful gifts! $49 for in-stock selections; customize for $59. 1621-D Hwy 40 E, Kingsland, Georgia. (912) 729-1173.

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AMELIA ISLAND CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES WILLIAM RANSOM AS NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival is pleased to announce William Ransom as the festival’s new Artistic Director. An acclaimed pianist, artistic director, master teacher, editor, and judge for international competitions, Ransom regularly appears in recital, as a soloist with orchestras, and as a chamber musician in Eastern and Western Europe, Japan, Korea, South America, Mexico, Canada, and throughout the United States. Moreover, Ransom is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta and the Artistic Director of The Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival. “We are pleased that Will has accepted the position to lead as we enter our 22nd season of bringing world-class musicians to Amelia Island,” said Anne Coonrod, president of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival. “With the passing of the festival’s founder, Christopher Rex, it was important to find a successor who shared Chris’s vision and passion. Will and Chris were colleagues and friends, and we look forward to Will’s vast experience and incredible musical talent to help grow the festival,” added Coonrod. “I am honored and thrilled to be joining the team. Chris, the board, and the legions of volunteers and patrons have built the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival into an extraordinary organization. The combination of the music, musicians, and Amelia Island is irresistible!” said Ransom.

AMELIA ISLAND RECOGNIZED WITH CONDE NAST TRAVELER’S 2022 READERS’ CHOICE #3 TOP U.S. ISLAND Condé Nast Traveler’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards recently recognized Amelia Island as the #3 Top Island in the U.S., just behind #1 Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and #2 Kiawah Island, South Carolina. More than 240,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted responses rating their travel experiences across the globe to provide a full snapshot of the top places they enjoyed this year and can’t wait to return to next. The Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. The 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler’s website at CNTraveler.com/rca and will be celebrated in their November issue. “We’re honored to once again be recognized as a Top U.S. Island by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler,” said Gil Langley, president of the Amelia Island Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Notable recognition such as this keeps Amelia Island top-of-mind and attracts curious visitors to our 13 miles of coastline. This is an accomplishment for the entire community and our tourism industry. Together, we’ve created an award-winning destination and visitor experience, which compelled visitors to vote for Amelia Island.” DEREMER STUDIOS LLC

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Travel back in time next month from December 8 to 11 for the eighth annual Dickens on Centre festival in historic downtown Fernandina Beach. Free to the public, this Victorian weekend is sure to enliven your Christmas spirit with entertainment on two different stages, the Tiny Tim’s Kids Zone, visits with St. Nick, holiday entertainment, shopping, festive foods, costumed characters, and holiday movies. The entertainment schedule is being finalized and many Dickens on Centre favorites are returning. Jason Woods Productions will once again perform his one-man A Christmas Carol on the Main Stage, along with several performances of The Legend of St. Nick and Alice in a Christmas Wonderland. The festival will also feature stilt walkers and jugglers, Victorian-era carolers, dance ensembles, musicians, chalk artists, mural artists, and more! When it comes to shopping, count on your favorite vendors returning with their wares, as well as a variety of new vendors offering more options for holiday gifting and gift-wrapping. And if you enjoyed The Enchanted Village last year, you’ll be pleased to know there will be two additional snow globes for 2022! Spend a magical hour inside a festively decorated snow globe and enjoy your own charcuterie grazing box from Luxe by Les. Visit www.ameliaisland. com for more details.

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C A S E Y M AT T H E W S FINE ART

CELEBRATING OUR 8 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! We carry brand name e-juices and equipment and our products range from affordable to high end. Our philosophy is to provide the best products available in a warm refined atmosphere. Come visit our amazing space!

www.caseymatthews.com 813 S. 8th Street, Fernandina Beach 904.556.1119 (by appointment)

E-JUICE CBD OIL UPSCALE ATMOSPHERE DELTA-8 KRATOM CUSTOM MODS “SPEAKEASY VAPORIUM IS ONE OF THE BEST VAPE SHOPS IN THE ENTIRE INDUSTRY” NORM BOUR – VAPE RADIO, VAPEMENTORS

Safe, Clean, and Spacious. It’s all about you! 20 + Yoga/Tai Chi classes weekly.

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rt on Centre is a unique contemporary coastal fine art gallery, located in the historic district of downtown Fernandina Beach, which has been displaying the works of more than twenty-five established artists from all over the United States and Canada for nearly a decade. Visitors frequently describe the atmosphere inside Art on Centre as professional, peaceful, and provocative. While on their quest for just the right piece, they engage in discussions with owner Susan Siegmund and her interactive staff about psychology, science, relationships, and ultimately, that perfect choice for their wall becomes apparent. The gallery is alternately a classroom, a museum, a yoga studio, and, finally, a great art gallery. The gallery participates in the downtown Artrageous Art Walk, which occurs on the second Saturday of each month and features one of the gallery’s artists each time. Wine and refreshments are always offered, and the camaraderie is lots of fun. November’s featured artist is Louisville photographer Chip Dumstorf, an innovative marketing and corporate

communications executive who has integrated his technical abilities into creative brand development projects nationwide. He is also a co-founder of one the nation’s finest digital media agencies, Bisig Impact Group. Chip has been providing creative direction in advertising for several high-profile industries for more than a decade. His beautiful photographs have been in the gallery for years, and he has developed a new Amelia Island-inspired series of larger land and sea images just for this event. Open Wednesdays through Sundays at noon, the gallery’s three showrooms are full of an amazing variety of sizes, mediums, and techniques. There are oils on canvas, copper on wood panel, aluminum panels with bold and colorful images, seascapes, and sculptures in metal and wood. As the Christmas season approaches, a gift of fine art is a great way to satisfy the most discriminating of tastes, and there is plenty of time to get your own gift of art under the tree. Spend a few peaceful moments with Art on Centre at 503 Centre Street in Fernandina Beach, or visit www.artoncentre.com.

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ISLAND ART ASSOCIATION COOPERATIVE GALLERY 18 North 2nd Street • 261-7020 ISLAND TREASURES 1104 South 8th Street • 261-8887 JW FRAME GALLERY 917 South 8th Street • 310-6610 LUNA FINE ART GALLERY 2700 Atlantic Avenue • 261-1919 MAURER FINE ART AT EIGHT FLAGS ANTIQUE MART 602 Centre St • 261-8276 MEAD’S FRAMERY & TROPHY Corner of A1A & Hwy 17 • 225-2195 PLANTATION ARTISTS’ GUILD & GALLERY 94 Amelia Village Circle • 432-1750 THE PLANTATION SHOP 4828 First Coast Hwy • 261-2030 TRAILER PARK COLLECTIBLES 702 Centre Street • 491-4461

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GALLERIES & ANTIQUES

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IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD with Mandy Haynes

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om Miller, owner of Amelia River Golf Club, was born at the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville and grew up on the “West Side, the best side,” in Normandy Village. He now lives in Atlanta with his wife, Michelle, and their three dogs. Their daughter, Merritt, is a junior at the University of Georgia in Athens and their son, Henry, is a freshman at Florida State University. The Millers love coming to network and relax on Amelia Island while also visiting Tom’s mother, Joann, who lives in Amelia Island Plantation. “Our team purchased the Amelia River Golf Club in late 2019. My full-time job is as a commercial real estate broker with Newmark in Atlanta. The most satisfying part of my job is solving problems for folks, connecting people, and getting deals done,” says Tom. “My favorite things about Amelia Island are the people and relationships, most of which have been generated through Waterwheel Cigar. I love this community, and I think that’s what has driven me to try to be involved in as many things as possible on the island. I enjoy forming relationships with all the folks at Amelia River, Waterwheel Cigar, Putt Putt, and of course, my lifelong best man, Conrad with Kona Ice,” laughs Tom. “And every once in a while, I try to find time to play a round of golf, and of course, always try to spend as much time as possible with family.” Amelia River Golf Club is located at 4477 Buccaneer Trail. For more information, call (904) 4918500 or visit www.ameliarivergolf.com.

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hris Riley, owner of Harlow’s on Beech, moved to Amelia Island in January this year. “It was during the pandemic while watching travel bloggers that we stumbled upon Amelia Island. I’d never heard of this impossibly perfect place, and I was more than ready for people, beaches, restaurants, boating, fishing, shrimp, and hikes. So, being an artist and my husband a businessman, I felt the best way to meet people and become part of the community was to open a business! I found this little consignment boutique for sale with room for a gallery, and I was hooked. The house came later. In fact, we purchased and took over the business while still living out of a hotel before our house closed. Crazy right? Crazy brilliant!” laughs Chris. Harlow’s on Beech (named after one of Chris’s Wheaton Terriers) is a fun, fusion space that consists of an upscale fashion consignment boutique and a contemporary fine art gallery. “I love everything about my little consignment shop and studio gallery, but I love the people the most. We get a terrific eclectic mix of new and established locals, the young demographic seeking vintage finds, and the treasure hunter looking for that unique piece,” says Chris. Chris and her husband have two Wheaton Terriers, Harlow and Tulip, and a charming boss cat named Stanley McLovenstein. Harlow is often in the shop and loves to greet people, so stop by and say hello! Harlow’s on Beech is located at 809 Beech Street. For more information, call (904) 326-5015 or visit www.rileyart.com.

Chris Riley and Harlow

NOVEMBER 2022

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Thank you for shopping local this Holiday Season! English and French Antiques Unique Antique Smalls Home Accessories & Gifts Casual & Coastal Furnishings An Island Tradition for over 44 Years!

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12th Annual “Test Drive the World” Luxury Travel Show November 11, 2022 • 6pm - 8pm The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

Meet one-on-one with Luxury travel partners including: Tour Operators, Hotels & Resorts, Ocean, River, & Expedition Cruise Lines

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Established in 2000 Elevated in 2022 Amelia Island’s newest event venue boasts stunning views and truly picturesque sunsets overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. Located minutes from The Ritz-Carlton and Omni Resort, we would love to host and share in your special day! Call Michelle Miller at 404-822-2287 for a tour!

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AMELIA AUDIOLOGY

CHANGE IS GOOD I’m thrilled to announce I’ve joined Engle & Volkers Amelia Island! Built by two friends with a shared passion to deliver the most unforgettable, professional service experiences to real estate clients around the globe, Engle & Volkers will allow me to elevate my business and provide my clients with the best customer service and knowledge.

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Winter With the Amelia River’s meandering shoreline and abundant marshes, wading birds like Great Blue Herons and Roseate Spoonbills find good hunting on Amelia Island. STORY AND PHOTOS BY GAIL E. PFOH

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uietly lifting their long delicate legs, they wander the edges of our ponds, waterways, and shorelines. Lithe dancers cloaked in beautiful feathers, these avian creatures move delicately and gracefully. Who are they? Wading birds! Wading bird is a name used to describe multiple species of birds in different sizes and colors that share similar unique characteristics. Wading birds are found almost everywhere in our ecosystem. They frequent both fresh and salt water and like the areas where land and water meet. We are fortunate to see them here throughout the year; in fact, some may even visit your yard (but not your bird feeders!), where they look for insects, frogs, and snakes. Their long legs keep most of their body from getting wet, and their strong, agile toes help them to balance and navigate marshy, muddy ground. They also have long necks and long bills (beaks), which act as avian spears or are shaped for foraging. Some use their strong bills to protect themselves and to pierce their prey. Beautiful as they are, do not underestimate their ability to use that spear-like bill found on some species to skewer a fish, frog, or other food. Audubon notes that “one of a wading bird’s most notable features is its beak. Each bird has a bill specially equipped for its lifestyle. Herons, for instance, spear fish with long, dagger-like beaks. Flamingos filter out water through a special comb-like structure in their bill. And the pink-tinged Roseate Spoonbill uses its namesake appendage to clamp down on prey that swims past.” 35 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE •

Roseate Spoonbill

The eyesight of wading birds is exceptional. Some of the species can wade through the water to hunt day or night! Species of wading birds can be found on every continent on the Earth except Antarctica. Some of the waders that you might see here on Amelia Island are Snowy Egrets, Great Egrets, Reddish Egrets, Ibises, Roseate Spoonbills, Great Blue Herons, Little Blue Herons, and more. Roseate Spoonbills are photogenic flyers and one of the most popular, distinctive wading birds we see. Spoonbills are “pretty in pink” and easily recognized even at a distance. They have a large spoon-shaped bill, for which they are named, a wingspan of about 50 inches, and they continued on next page

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weigh about 3.2 pounds, according to Sibley Birds. The Snowy Egret is a small egret, only a bit larger than the Cattle Egret. Dressed in snow-white feathers, they have black legs and bright yellow feet, often referred to as golden “slippers.” According to Audubon, they “often forage actively, walking or running in shallow water, also standing still and waiting for prey to approach. They may stir bottom sediments with feet to startle prey into motion”. Fossils of Snowy Egrets have been discovered at the Haile Quarry in Gainesville, Florida. These fossils are from the Pleistocene era, making them well over 13,000 years old; perhaps even much older than that! With a 69-inch wingspan, one of our largest waders in our area is the Great Blue Heron. This is one species of wader that has the ability to see well enough to fish at night. Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s allaboutbirds.org notes, “Great Blue Herons have specialized feathers on their chest that continually grow and fray. The herons comb this ‘powder down’ with a fringed claw on their middle toes, using the down like a washcloth to remove fish slime and other oils from their feathers as they preen. Applying the powder to their underparts protects their feathers against the slime and oils of swamps”. For more information on wading birds, consult reputable websites such as audubon.org or allaboutbirds.org. Until next time, keep your eyes to the skies!

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AROUND TOWN 2022

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NOVEMBER 1, 8, 15, 17 Hustle & Merengue

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Ballroom On Amelia offers Two for Tuesday group classes on Amelia Island with Hustle at 7:00 p.m. followed by Merengue at 8:00 p.m. Cost: $15 for one class or $20 for both classes per person. No partner or reservation is required. *No classes the 5th week of the month if applicable. A dance practice workshop is offered on the 4th Thursday of the month (third Thursday if the 4th falls on a holiday) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per person. No partner or reservation is required. Private lessons are also available. Ballroom On Amelia, 1897 Island Walkway at RAD Studios, (904) 624-0886, www.ballroomonmelia.com or www.facebook. com/BallroomonAmelia

Join us for afternoon tea with readings by Ron Kurtz. Cost: $20 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Story & Song Art Gallery 1430 Park Avenue (904) 601-2118 www.storyandsongbookstore.com

NOVEMBER 2 “Plenty of Percussion”

NOVEMBER 4 Trying Times and Tenacious Women Explore the lives of nine of Fernandina’s historical women—each brought to life to share her experiences and resilience in the face of adversity. Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. Cost: $50 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Baker Hall. Tickets must be purchased at the Amelia Island Museum of History. Seating is limited. Amelia Island Museum of History 233 South 3rd Street (904) 261-7378. ameliamuseum.org

NOVEMBER 10, 11, 12, 13 The Wizard of Oz: Young Actors’ Edition Come see a talented cast of young actors ages 8-13 wow you with L. Frank Baum’s classic story! Cost: $10 for students, $20 for adults. Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m. Sunday 2:30 p.m. Amelia Musical Playhouse, 1955 Island Walkway. (904) 277-3455. ameliamusicalplayhouse.com

NOVEMBER 11 Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery Reception Featuring artwork of exhibiting member’s that celebrates the beauty of our area, and a special auction of artwork. The public is invited and the event will be catered by Osprey Village; all proceeds go to a “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” charity. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 94 Amelia Village Circle in the Omni Amelia Island Plantation shops. (904) 432-1750, www.paggart.com, or Facebook at Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery.

Come enjoy the Jacksonville Symphony’s Percussion Ensemble for our ARIAS fundraiser event. Each ticket includes two Prosecco or Sparkling Cider drinks and specialty dessert. A sparkling reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the concert taking place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dessert will be served during intermission and a 50/50 raffle will also be held. Cost: $50 for ARIAS members, $60 for non-members, $20 for students. Tickets may be purchased through the ACT Box Office. Amelia Community Theatre, 207 Cedar Street. (904) 261-6749. www. ameliacommunitytheatre.org

NOVEMBER 5 25 Years in America

NOVEMBER 5, 6 2022 Right Whale Festival

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The festival highlights local efforts to protect these whales from extinction, as well as oceanthemed activities and exhibits that emphasize education and environmentally responsible adventures and products. Educational exhibits, animal ambassadors, beach clean-up, kids activities, family fun, live music, food, and more. Free and open to all. Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Movie in the park from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Main Beach 32 N. Fletcher Ave. Fernandina Beach. For more information, visit wwww.rightwhalefestival.com or www.facebook.com/RightWhaleFestival

Join us to watch a film chosen for its meaningful theme and stay for a facilitated discussion after. Optional heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverage of choice available at 5:30 p.m. Cost: $15. 6 to 8:00 p.m. Call for reservations. Story and Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

The Amelia Island Museum of History’s Brown Bag Lunch lecture series presents lunchtime conversations with fascinating members of the Nassau County community. Audience members may bring lunch to eat during the lectures. Attendance is free and open to the public. 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Amelia Island Museum of History 233 South 3rd Street (904) 261-7378 www.ameliamuseum.org

NOVEMBER 2–30 The November Nouveau Art Show Themed “Natural World”. The show includes sixty-five artworks, all for sale. Local artist, Kathy Maurer, is the judge. The Gallery 18 N. Second Street. (904) 261-7020 www.islandart.org.

NOVEMBER 3 Story & Song Book Group Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Enjoy Happy Hour prices for wine and craft beer and come enjoy the conversation! Free and open to all. 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 pm. Story & Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

A piano recital with Kamila Shahtakhtinski, a graduate of the Azerbaijan State Conservatory, concert pianist Kamila Shahtakhtinski will perform works by Chopin, Liszt, and some Azerbaijani composers. She dedicates this recital to her anniversary. Cost $25 5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. Story & Song Art Gallery 1430 Park Avenue (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

NOVEMBER 8 Thanksgiving Traditions The Chefs at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island are presenting a monthly cooking demonstration preparing and cooking a variety of cuisines. Small class sizes create an intimate environment in the gorgeous Salt dining room. After each demonstration, students dine with a matched wine and return to the set for the next dish. The final demonstration is by the pastry chefs. Cost: $200 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, 4750 Amelia Island. (904) 2771100. www.ritzcarlton.com

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NOVEMBER 15 Tuesdays with TED Community conversation, facilitated by a local personality, over a topic of interest following a brief TED talk. Free and open to all. 3:30 p.m. Story and Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

NOVEMBER 18 The Story of the Civilian Conservation Corps with Bill Marcum Every third Friday on 3rd Street, the Amelia Island Museum of History hosts historians, authors, and other experts for a thoughtprovoking lecture on local or regional history. Snacks and beverages available. Cost: suggested donation of $5 for non-members, free for Museum Members. 6 to 7:00 p.m. Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 South 3rd Street. (904) 261-7378. ameliamuseum.org

NOVEMBER 18 Why We Quilt in Modern Times Lauree Hemke, member of Amelia Island Quilt Guild, will lead a discussion about going beyond traditional bed quilts to modern interpretation of quilting, including inspirations, processes, fabrics and techniques. Art quilts created by the local Guild will be on display. Free and

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NOVEMBER 19 Arias & After-words Well-known Amelia Island Opera artists John Tibbetts and Victoria Isernia will be featured alongside some new, local talent. St. Augustine’s Curtis Powell will accompany these four talented singers on the piano. For more information, visit ameliaislandopera.org. Cost: $25. 5:00 p.m. Story & Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. storyandsongbookstore.com

NOVEMBER 19 Holiday Hooplah Art Show and Sale Features 20 local artists. Free and open to all. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Atlantic Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Avenue. (904) 310-3358. www.fbfl.us/103/Parks-Recreation

NOVEMBER 26 “An Evening of Story & Song” with Rupert Wates An eclectic mix of songs, stories, and exceptional guitar stylings with a British accent. Cost: $25 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Story & Song Art Gallery, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 601-2118. www.storyandsongbookstore.com

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NOVEMBER 30 New Neighbor Nite Make new friends and exchange tips about goods and services while enjoying live entertainment, wine and beer at happy hour prices, and complimentary nibbles. Free and open to all newcomers. 5 to 7 p.m. Story & Song Courtyard, 1430 Park Avenue. (904) 6012118. storyandsongbookstore.com For more Amelia Island events, please visit ameliaislander.com/calendar.

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edicated to his music and the island he loves, Johnnie Robinson has made a difference in a great many lives. For 30 years, he taught and inspired students at Fernandina Beach High School. Robinson created and cultivated numerous programs during his tenure, including the Mighty Marching Pirate Band, jazz ensembles, symphonic bands, madrigal singers, and gospel singers. Many of his students share that their experiences playing an instrument and participating in one of Robinson’s music programs were an important part of their high school experience. His passion has always been working with children. He remembers fondly those who taught and encouraged him. They include Edwin Pleasant, a favorite middle school teacher, and Sonny Morgan, his high school music director. It was Morgan who first steered him toward jazz. His first musical experience was in sixth grade, when he got a trombone, his first instrument. He later decided to change instruments because his father loved the sax and encouraged him to play that instrument. He did change, and he has been playing the saxophone ever since. “To work with young people is great,” says Robinson. “For one thing, it keeps you feeling and looking young. Plus, it means something when you have young people listening and wanting to learn a skillful craft. In a sense, they become your kids because you learn to care for them and love them.” He is quick to share that being named Teacher of the Year at Fernandina Beach High School was a career highlight. In addition, he was inducted into the Fernandina Beach High School Hall of Fame. He was honored when Building 7 on the high school campus was named in his honor, christened the Robinson Music Hall. Currently, Robinson is an instructor at Amelia Music Studio. The studio offers music lessons, music therapy, performing opportunities, camps, and more. Through Amelia Music Studio, he is able to continue using his skills and experience to teach the instruments he loves.

Robinson was born and raised in Fernandina Beach. He graduated from Florida A&M University (FAMU), and he was an original member of the famous FAMU Marching Band, known as the “Marching 100.” Since its inception in 1946, the FAMU Marching Band has been credited with 30 innovative techniques that have become standard operating procedure for many high school and college marching bands. Some career highlights include performing on the same stage with Earth Wind and Fire, Billy Paul, and the Chi-Lites. It is hard to imagine the man without a saxophone in his hands. He remains on the staff of the Fernandina Beach High School marching, jazz, and concert bands. He is happiest when making music. Robinson is known for his magical saxophone music, and he even plays the jazz flute on occasion. He is active in the Nassau County Community Jazz Band, in which he plays alto sax. The band is a multi-generational ensemble, recognized for its repertoire of classics, pops, marches, audience sing-a-longs, movie medleys, and the unexpected. He has fond memories of forming the band Instant Groove with Lawrence “Baby Lawrence” Holmes in 2001. The popular group played in many venues around the island, including The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, and they are still active. Robinson and his wife, Rosalyn, have a son, Paul, and daughter, Karyn, and six grandchildren.

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ovember is a beautiful time of year on Amelia Island, offering plenty of opportunities to work in the garden. Now is the time to plant cold-weather annuals like Pansies, Dianthus, and Snapdragons, which will offer continuous color while your perennials take a winter nap. For the DIY new gardeners, we learn a lot by trial and error. Planning and planting your garden is like setting out your clothes for an occasion or furnishing a room. It’s about design, texture, style, and color. When deciding on a garden design, start with your style of home, which will help determine whether your garden is large, small, or confined to a specific area such as a patio, pool deck, or balcony. No matter where it is, be creative, have fun, and enjoy! Consider textures, for example. Fine-textured plants are plants with small, delicate foliage, like wispy Ferns, wirey-stemmed Whirling Butterfly (Guara), or ornamental grasses like Purple Muhly Grass. Needle-leaf plants such as Junipers, Rosemary, and Japanese Yew have fine textures. Medium-textured plants serve as a

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transition from fine to coarse. They don’t have wispy leaves or heavy ones, but are somewhere in the middle. Mediumtextured plants include Gardenia, Camellia, Pittosporum, and Viburnum. Coarse-textured plants are visual heavyweights, such as Canna Lilies, Bananas Gingers, large leaved Caladiums, and various Elephant Ears. Many of these give a tropical look to a garden, as thick branches, leaves with spines or thorns, and foliage with irregular edges add to a plant’s visual weight or coarseness. Bold colors increase the contrast and make plants seem coarser, where fine textures usually take a back seat. For winter gardens of color, there are many varieties of colorful leaf plants, trees with flowers, bushes and flowers that can turn a dull winter garden into a spectacular

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feast of color. The Callicarpa Beautyberry, with its clusters of bright purple seeds on arching branches, is a sight to behold. It not only adds color during most of the winter, it also feeds the birds. Begonias add a splash of color with their foliage and beautiful flowers in an array of colors. I love the Trumpet Plant (Brugmansia). Its peach blossoms are most fragrant at night. The spectacular flowers can reach a foot in length. They also come in yellow, pink, and many other colors, but I love the peach “Grand Mariner.” You’ll love it, too. It’s easy to propagate, just take a branch and stick it in the ground! Bougainvillea can be a great backdrop for winter annuals like petunias and geraniums. And don’t forget the colorful foliage of Crotons and Bromeliads, which can vary from one inch to three feet in height.) The different colors and texture combinations are almost innumerable. I know you will find some that will catch your eye! If you have any questions, email me at bamorrell33@gmail.com. Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Gardening!

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ick off your holiday season this year with the 16th annual Amelia Island Museum of History Holiday Home Tour. Don’t miss out on Fernandina Beach’s most iconic holiday event! Carefully curated historic homes as well as a newer downtown condominium are decorated by local florists and interior designers. Docents in each home give its history, highlight the architectural elements, and guide visitors through the lavishly decorated homes. Tickets to tour all five houses are $35 until November 28th at 4 p.m., $40 on November 28th, and after. To order tickets, go to www.ameliamuseum.org. New this year is the Preview Tour & Catered Event on Thursday, December 1. The Guided Tour includes each featured

home and begins at 4:45 p.m., concluding with a catered event at the gorgeous Amelia Island Williams House, complete with cocktails. Tickets for this tour and event are $70 per person. And once again, the Amelia Island Museum of History will offer a variety of raffle items donated by generous community donors. Raffle items include a selection of original art by island artists. All raffle items will be on display at the museum beginning November 1. A list of raffle items will be available on the museum website at www.ameiamuseum.org. Raffle tickets can purchased at the museum or at the McEntyre/Bailey house, 127 South 7th Street, on the days of the tour. Ticket prices are 1 for $5, 2 for $7, 7 for $20.

127 SOUTH 6TH STREET Sister House Benjie McEntyre and Al Bailey Decorated by Brooke Raulerson, Revelation Designs

The home is one of the so-called Four Sisters on North 7th Street. The matching houses sit side-by-side with their special detailing including galleried porches and fretwork. They were built in the early 1900s after the demise of one of Amelia Island’s grand hotels, the Egmont. The hotel declined in popularity after tourism moved further south and the devastating hurricane of 1899. The houses were built from salvage from the hotel, which included bathtubs, fretwork, heart of pine floors, and even staircases. Benjie McEntyre and Al Bailey love their block in the Historic District so much they have lived in two homes on it. McEntryre moved to the island ten years ago to help build the successful interior design firm Julia Hall Interiors, where he is a co-owner. Al works with Spatola Contracting Group. The two were remodeling their first home when they heard that one of the famed “sisters” was available. They instantly fell in love with the 7th Street house with its large windows and sunny interior. The house had been lovingly preserved by its previous owner. Recent renovations focused on original historic details. The current owners have made changes, including painting, wallpapering, and window treatments. McEntyre used his decorating talents to add distinctive lighting features throughout the house. The only original fixture is the foyer chandelier. 61 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE •

Art throughout the house reflects the couple’s interests, including things collected from trips to Cuba, South America, and Jamaica. They are especially happy with an original commissioned work depicting their wedding at a friend’s home in Jamaica. The house enjoys a convenient location close to Centre Street with its shops and restaurants.

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414 BROOME STREET Duryee House Chuck and Beth Smith Decorated by Kristen Biagini Design Studio

The Duryee house on Broome Street is full of history. It was built by Major Bedloe Crosby Duryee and was the first house built in Fernandina after the Civil War. Duryee was stationed in Fernandina during the war and later was appointed Adjutant General of the Federal Army, bringing him back to Fernandina. It has many details typical of the vernacular architecture of that period. In 1969, the house was nearly torn down, but it was purchased just in time and renovated by the Askins family. Chuck and Beth Smith moved to Amelia Island 11 years ago, first living on the marsh mid-island, and then opting for the Historic District. Their many renovations to the home include returning the ceiling height in one room from 8 feet to 13 feet and creating a library. They filled bookshelves with books purchased at Fernandina Beach library’s annual book sale and with family bibles, including one in German. 62 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE •

The kitchen renovation included enclosing a small exterior porch that is now a mudroom. It has been customized for the couple’s three Westies, incorporating separate crates, a deep dog-washing sink, and laundry. The dining room and living room feature original plasterwork, a new fireplace, and pieces of local art. Family antiques fit perfectly in the renovated house. Major second-floor renovation took one of the bedrooms and expanded it into a master bath and closet. A greenhouse is a dream for the owner, who looks forward to landscaping when all the renovations are complete. The Smiths credit many of the decorative touches to McKenzie Barco of Kristin Biagini Design Studio. The house even features a household ghost, rumored to sit in a bay window watching out for neighborhood pets.

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22 NORTH 4TH STREET Content Hardee Partin House Neil and Martha Blalock Decorated by Ken Prescott

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Throughout the house, there are items collected from the current owner’s great, great grandmother’s ancestral home, the historic Merrow House, which now houses the current Port of Fernandina offices. The rooms are filled with artifacts from this amazing multi-generational home. There is even a light fixture from a French chateau in the dining room. The house has the happy memories of five generations of Partin children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-greatgreat grandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Pride in family tradition is evident throughout the house.

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206 SOUTH 6TH STREET Victoria Bliss Cottage Mark and Judy Gulledge Decorated by Judy Guiledge

The cottage is built in the folk vernacular Victorian style popular in the late 1880s and early 1900s. The exterior is the original clapboard siding with distinctive fishtail shingle detailing. Owner Judy Gulledge has long loved anything Victorian and she has every copy of Victoria Magazine, thus the name of the cottage – Victoria Bliss. The cottage was featured on the Amelia Island Museum of History’s inaugural Courtyards and Cottages tour in 2018. Originally from the Bronx, the Gulledges moved to Amelia Island in 2013. When they bought the cottage, they knew they faced a major renovation. They started with a redesign of the porch, taking it back closer to its original design. The contractor, Vernon Long, has been renovating historic homes in Fernandina for 35 years and skilled carpenter Brian McFadden brought the project to life. The original floors 66 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE •

were leveled, bead board ceilings cleaned and repaired, walls painted, and new trim and moldings added. The kitchen was redesigned to fit the period of the house. A pre-existing garage was redesigned adding two dormers to create a pantry/laundry room, family room, office, master bedroom and bath, a walk-in closet, storage spaces, and a garage workshop. Judy’s vintage retro collections of tablecloths, hankies, china, and décor create a whimsical Christmas wonderland. Each area featured on the tour has it own unique style, from vintage Victorian to 1950s kitsch. The couple’s most treasured piece of furniture is an antique Morin Clock designed by Sven Nilsson circa 1780 that came from the Nordiska Museet in Stockholm. A unique feature not to be missed is the fireplace surround in the family room, which is fashioned from different architectural elements.

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19 NORTH 5TH STREET The Lofts on Fifth Robbie and Sally Young Decorated by Bridget Lampson, Mine Hill Trading Co.

Robbie and Sally Young first came to Fernandina Beach when Robbie was tasked to open the area’s first Publix in 1987. They raised their two children on the island before moving on. They always loved the island, and upon retirement, they turned to Fernandina. There were so many things about The Lofts on Fifth that called out to the Youngs that they were the first to buy a unit. The luxury condominiums were created by renovating the original First Baptist Church Sunday School building, originally built in 1963. When the building was used at a Sunday School, Robbie Young was the Sunday School Director. The couple finds it amazing that they have returned to a repurposed building they remember from years ago for their retirement getaway. The exterior of the building has stayed the same, but the interior has been completely redone to create nine luxury

condominiums with rooftop terraces. There is a common shared area on the roof, as well as private terrace areas belonging to some of the condominiums. Each of the condos is unique. The Youngs have the second biggest unit, with three bedrooms and three baths and a private rooftop patio. From the roof, amazing views of the Historic District and the Amelia River can be enjoyed. Pews from the original church were repurposed into stairs that lead to the rooftop patio. Photos and furnishings reflect the history of Young’s lives from 1987 to the 1990s. It reflects the love their family has for Amelia Island. Their daughter was married in the Fairbanks House 25 years ago. The condo has been decorated to allow for easy casual living to be enjoyed by the Youngs and their children.

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EATING SCENE

Salt Life Food Shack Located at Main Beach with decks offering panoramic ocean views, Salt Life Food Shack offers fresh seafood, street tacos, delicious cocktails, and a relaxing island vibe. BY LOIS CHAPPELL WINKLER • PHOTO BY LILLY SCHEETZ

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ave you seen the car decals and wondered, What is Salt Life? Am I living a Salt Life? It started with decals promoting interest in or life on the salty seas. A sub-culture of divers, captains, surfers, and ocean lovers formed around the logo, and soon the brand was on clothing in stores nationwide. Foods and beverages were the next big splash. The Jacksonville Beach-based Food Shack opened in 2009, and a second in St. Augustine in 2014. In November 2018, Salt Life Food Shack opened at Main Beach in Fernandina Beach. Long-time visitors to this island, as is this writer, will remember this spot fondly: the pinball machines and laundromat were here, next door to the go-carts place, which would later become a waterslide. How much fun generations have had in this location! Fun is back on this spot with Salt Life Food Shack. This two-story, mostly open-air, beachy structure seats 300 people in all manner of booths, tables, and bar seating. At our top deck, high-top table, we had a 180-degree view of Main Beach, N. and S. Fletcher Avenues, and the ocean. Stunning island views stretched in all directions. Downstairs is a 1,600-gallon saltwater fish tank. This must be the Salt Life. Salt Lifers like drinks that remind them of their adventures: In addition to beer and wine, Salt Life Food Shack offers 18 drinks with rums from Key West to Panama and Trinidad. Island Concoctions include Margaritas, Mai Tais, Mojitos, and a Mule. I chose the Vitamin Sea, a work-of-art that starts as a Strawberry Daiquiri with mango and coconut and swirls in a smooth base of Disarrono Amaretto. Chowder-makers ourselves, we were glad when our server Ashton, a Callahan City Councilperson earning some extra money, guided us toward the red, spicy Bahamian Fish Chowder, with chunks of whitefish, and the thick, creamy New England Clam Chowder, with a big clam flavor. New to me were the Avocado Fries, lightly breaded sections of avocado fried and served with Shack Sauce, which were a smooth, healthful treat. My Crab Baked Grouper was ideal, a firm grouper filet topped with lots of creamy flavorful lump crab and spinach. 70 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE •

“Sometimes people substitute rice or fries for the side of grilled vegetables, but I tell them our vegetables are really good,” said Ashton. “Our fries are, too, so whatever makes them happy is what they’ll get.” The grilled vegetables were indeed elevated. Good health must be important to living the Salt Life, for the menu indicates items with nuts or bacon, a gluten-free menu is available, and manager Marcos Jovel encourages the staff to be flexible in meeting every special request. And each

of the salads, oysters, street tacos, sushi, bowls, burgers, and sandwiches is served with those flavorful grilled vegetables. Next time, I’ll get Caliche’s Poke Bowl, straight out of Caliche’s Wishbone in Playa Jacó, Costa Rica. With plenty of parking, generous opening hours starting every day at 11 a.m., an elevator to the top, a variety of seating options, and an enticing children’s menu, it’s just so easy to make Salt Life Food Shack a part of life on Amelia Island. Is this what Salt Life means—being at the beach and spending time in, on, or near the ocean? If you are reading this magazine, you’re probably living the Salt Life already. Salt Life Food Shack is located at 17 N. Fletcher Avenue at Main Beach.

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DINING OUT AMELIA ISLANDER

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

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atmosphere, and professional service. New Caviar menu with toast points or Blinis and accoutrements consisting of crème fraiche, red onion, capers & chopped egg. Full bar and large wine menu including wines by the glass. Dining creations such as Filet Oscar, our Signature 16oz. Grilled Delmonico Ribeye, and when available our 24 oz. Porterhouse Steak. Daily fish specials as well as English Channel Dover Sole & Chilean Sea Bass. Vegetarian & Vegan options. Happy Hour Sunday - Thursday 5 to 7 pm (except Special Events & Holidays). Lounge Menu & Port Flights. Incredible Whole Alaskan King Crab 6-10 lb. average. Full dessert menu and after-dinner cordials. Lounge opens at 5 pm, dinner at 6 pm, Closed Tuesdays. Young Adult menu available. Reservations highly recommended. Private wine room holds 12 & private dining room up to 50. Resort casual. 802 Ash Street. (904) 310-6049. Make 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. Major credit cards. Open 7 days. (904) 2617700. 22 South 4th Street. 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 friendly service. 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) 2619855. 1478 Sadler Rd. Florida House Inn ~ 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. Open for brunch Wed. – Fri. from 11am – 2:30pm and Sat. – Sun. 10am – 2:30pm. The Mermaid Bar at The Florida House Inn is open Mon. – Sat. at 5pm. Daily drink specials and Open Mic every other Thursday night. 22 South Third Street, (904) 491-3322. Joe’s 2nd Street Bistro ~ Located in historic downtown Fernandina, Joe’s 2nd Street Bistro serves innovative cuisine in a relaxed, island atmosphere. Enjoy fresh seafood, game, and specialty dishes in a charming 1903 home, or outside in a New Orleans-inspired courtyard. Jacksonville Magazine Top 25. Extensive wine list available. Reservations recommended. (904) 3212558. Open seven days. Lagniappe Restaurant ~ [“lan-yap”] One of Jacksonville Magazine’s Top 50 Restaurants and voted #1 Chef and #1 Amelia Island Restaurant by “Best in the 904” voters across NE Florida! From the melting-pot culinary heritage of Charleston, New Orleans, and Savannah comes

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

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Living the dream on Amelia Island! Amelia Island 4 acre estate with the most alluring sunset views that will captivate your peaceful evenings and set the backdrop of your dinner parties. Sophisticated 5BR/5BA coastal living custom home in an equestrian Amelia Island community sold fully furnished with 3 car garage. Enjoy spacious covered patios, fireplaces and cooking, or take a dip in your screened-in pool, slide and grotto! Detached pool apartment/mother-in-law suite also houses additional garage, pool bath and cooking space. Impressive vaulted ceilings, luxurious finishes, main level bedroom/bath, custom conference/office room, and kitchen with views through every window. Get away from it all with a double door balcony overlooking the ICW from your impressive owner suite. For more information on this exceptional property, please call Jenny Schaffer with Summer House Realty at (904) 557-4739. 75 AMELIA ISLANDER MAGAZINE •

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800 ft from the ocean, this family retreat features space for everyone to spread out. Sold substantially furnished. Located on Amelia Island Plantation.

7 BEDS | 11 BATHS | 11,435 SQ FT SOLD FOR $13,350,000

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MARSH FRONT WITH DISTANT VIEWS OF THE ICW 3409 Sea Marsh Road

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4856 First Coast Highway, Suite 2

Completely renovated, sold fully furnished & turnkey. Impeccable 3BD/3BA end unit condo with Marsh/Intracoastal view and cozy office or flex room downstairs. New sub-flooring with reinforced foundational support, all new lighting, all new kitchen with new cabinetry, quartz counters, extended counter breakfast bar, beverage bar, U-LINE refrigerator, LG SS appliance package, and granite sink. New windows and interior & exterior doors. New vinyl plank flooring, upstairs carpet, screened-in porch, remote fans, paint, and upscale bathrooms. Reclaimed wood mantle, and wood-burning fireplace with sconces. Plantation shutters, new Internet controlled HVAC. Breathtaking sunset views! MLS#101738 $819,000

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This completely renovated 3BR/3BA home has it all!! You'll love the gorgeous GOLF COURSE VIEWS over looking the 15th Fairway on Oak Marsh! Featuring vaulted ceilings, wood burning fireplace, tongue and groove ceiling, large dining room/ Florida room off kitchen. PENDING $1,295,000 MLS#101500

3BR/2BA/2PB Located one block from the beach with convenient public access. Close to City of Fernandina Beach Golf Course Clubhouse. Quiet wooded setting on 1st Ave, this home has the ideal location. With pride in ownership throughout, many recent renovations and upgrades. JUST LISTED $849,000 MLS#102292

Incredible opportunity in Golfside North to own a Mediterranean style home over looking the 16th Green and the 17th fairway of The Golf Club of Amelia Island. Featuring 3BR/2.5BA with flex room and a home office space. Enjoy the outdoor living space with a small splash pool. PENDING $1,395,000 MLS#102117

4934 SEA WATCH DRIVE

4602 CARLTON DUNES #7201

1832 VILLAGE COURT

Outstanding 2BR/3BA end unit in Sea Watch at Summer Beach! Fantastic views from the living room, kitchen, dining room and double wide master suite. Small office/study could be used as bedroom but doesn't have a closet. Hurricane Shutters on oceanfront doors! SOLD $1,775,000 MLS#101753

Extremely hard to find 3BR/4BA in Prestigious Carlton Dunes next to The Ritz Carlton!! Come see this northern end unit with expansive ocean front views of the majestic Atlantic Ocean!! Oceanfront over sized Master Suite boasts sitting area. 2 Garages. SOLD $3,000,000 MLS#101831

Just STEPS from the beautiful BEACH's of Amelia Island in the Exclusive gated community of OCEAN VILLAGE. Featuring: a 5BR/4BA home with plenty of room for family and friends, Master on Main level, solar panels, split floor plan, 10’ foot ceilings, plantation shutters. SOLD $1,075,000 MLS#101398

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ROASTED CORNING GAME HENS WITH ORANGE SAGE BUTTER Ingredients 4 Tbs. butter, softened 2 Tbs. fresh sage 1 Tbs. orange zest Juice from 1 orange 2 Cornish game hens Salt and pepper

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cheesecakes, a special recipe given to me by my son, Jacob. Cornish game hens are known for their tender meat, which is easily able to absorb marinades and spices. Weighing one to two pounds each, they cook quickly in the oven, usually in 30-35 minutes. Additional orange sage butter s a nice sauce for drizzling over the hens right before serving. Feel free to serve this dinner any time during the holiday season! It’s inexpensive and easy to make, with minimal clean-up. Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!

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In a small roasting pan, heat the remaining butter until melted and set each hen in the pan. If you have extra oranges, you can slice them up and lay them in the pan with the hens. Roast in a 450-degree oven for 30-35 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 165 degrees. Remove string, and serve each hen on a plate of rice or wild rice pilaf, then drizzle with the pan juices. JACOB’S MINI PUMPKIN CHEESECAKES Ingredients 8 oz. softened cream cheese 1 cup pumpkin puree 1/3 cup white sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 2 large eggs 1 tsp. each cinnamon and ginger 1/8 tsp. nutmeg 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 4 Tbs. melted butter 2 Tbs. brown sugar 1/4 tsp. salt

BY KAREN MILLER

his year, my husband, Troy, and I are staying home for Thanksgiving to avoid the stress of travel and all the other hoopla that goes with the holidays. In the past, I would still have bought a turkey, spent two days baking and cooking, then the next week eating the endless leftovers. But this year, we’re cooking Cornish game hens and keeping our Thanksgiving menu simple. Our menu consists of roasted Corning game hens with orange sage butter, wild rice pilaf, raw cranberry relish, and green bean salad. And our sweet finish will be mini pumpkin

Preparation Mix butter, sage, and orange zest together. Form into a log, wrap in plastic, and store in the fridge until ready to cook the hens. Clean and prep the hens, removing any giblets. Loosen the skin covering the breast meat on each hen by slipping your fingers under the skin and sliding them between the skin and the meat. Using 1 Tbs. butter mixture for each hen, insert it under the skin and smooth it evenly by rubbing the outside of the skin, and season the hens with salt and pepper. Tie each hen’s legs together with kitchen string.

Preparation Mix first 7 ingredients in a stand mixer until well combined. In a small bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs, butter, brown sugar, and salt. Spoon a heaping tablespoon-and-a-half into standard-size muffin tins lined with paper foil muffin liners. Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup or your fingers to press mixture evenly into bottoms of liners. Bake crusts at 350 degrees just until lightly golden, about 5 minutes. Let cool on wire racks. Pour cheesecake batter over muffin liners, filling about three-quarters full. Bake at 350 degrees until cheesecake is set, about 12 minutes. Let cool, and store in the fridge until serving time. Extra mini cheesecakes can me frozen for future holiday dinners! Makes 12.

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