Community Hospice and Palliative Care is hosting a Pet Loss Workshop on Wednesday, December 11th from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at the Nassau County Council on Aging, located at 1901 Island Walk Way, Fernandina Beach, FL.
Losing a pet can be as difficult as losing a family member. Making the loss more difficult is people may not understand this grief and are often times not as sympathetic toward the pet's companion.
This workshop will provide information about grief related to pet loss, offer ideas about what helps with the grief and an opportunity to meet others with similar experiences.
To register, visit petlossworkshop.eventbrite.com or call (904) 407-6464.
Presenter: Jim Monahan, M.Ed.
Jim has over 25 years of experience working with grief and loss. He has a number of grief related publications and has lectured in China, Portugal, Australia and Barbados about bereavement and related topics. Most important, Jim is a pet lover.
Planting Nassau’s Future is a Keep Nassau Beautiful program to beautify spaces in Nassau County. It’s first project is Adopt-A-Tree. To donate, www.keepnassaubeautiful.org/donate/.
Over a five-month period beginning December 2019 and running through April 30, 2020, Keep Nassau Beautiful (KNB) volunteers, partner organizations, and community residents will plant up to 300 trees in Nassau County.
The Adopt-A-Tree project is launched in response to the loss of trees in Nassau County due to development, weather events and age. Trees may be adopted by individuals, businesses, and organizations, and will be planted on private and public property as approved for the tree species. A limited number of legacy trees will be available for those wishing to donate funds for the planting of a larger tree on public property, and if desired, the donor will receive public recognition. Educational support for the Adopt-A-Tree project is being provided by University of Florida’s Nassau County Cooperative Extension Service. The project is being generously funded through dedicated grants, fundraising activities and private donations.
“Trees are essential to reversing climate change, maintaining wildlife habitat, retaining property values and providing aesthetic beauty,” said Kelley McCarter, KNB Board Secretary and Project Chair, “that is why Keep Nassau Beautiful is introducing Adopt-A-Tree as the first project of its newest program, Planting Nassau’s Future.”
To donate, www.keepnassaubeautiful.org/donate/. For more information on Planting Nassau’s Future and Adopt-A-Tree or to donate a legacy tree, KNB@KeepNassauBeautiful.org or 904-261-0165.
Keep Nassau Beautiful, Inc. is working to inspire, educate, and equip individuals, groups, businesses and governments to take action to make Nassau County a place where residents, visitors and wildlife can thrive and experience the beauty of Nassau County. www.keepnassaubeautiful.org
Innisfree Hotels has broken ground on its latest development project, a dual-branded SpringHill Suites and Courtyard by Marriott hotel located at 2900 Atlantic Avenue in Amelia Island, Fla. The hotel company will partner with Main Beach Sojourn LLLP, carrying on a 26-year affiliation of principals associated with the former Amelia Island Care Center located on the site.
The all-new hotel boasts 239 rooms including suites, a resort-style pool deck with in-pool seating, a courtyard with fire pit area and poolside bar, a fitness room, 6,086 sq. ft. of meeting space and a location within walking distance of the Atlantic Ocean.
“We’ve had the privilege of being part of the Amelia Island community for the past three years,” says Ted Ent, CEO of Innisfree Hotels. “The growth and development happening on Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island as a whole is exciting, and we’re looking forward to being able to welcome even more guests to the Atlantic Coast.”
This is the second Marriott property in the Innisfree Hotels portfolio, and Ent and his team are partial to the brand.
“They have an outstanding reservation system, unparalleled customer loyalty program
and a robust marketing strategy that spans the entire globe,” he says. “It gives us
confidence knowing we will be offering a top-notch, quality product to our guests.”
Innisfree Hotels was recently ranked by Hotel Business , the top source for hotel industry information according to Harvey Research, as the 40th largest hotel owner and
developer in the United States.
“Our recent ranking at No. 40 is a direct result of our team's dedication to a sustainable
beach-oriented development strategy, our partners and our commitment to providing
fun, memorable experiences to our guests,” Ent says.
The hotel is slated to open in the spring of 2021.
ABOUT INNISFREE HOTELS
For more than three decades, Innisfree Hotels has expertly managed, marketed and
developed dozens of hotels in partnership with many of the world’s most recognized
hotel brands. Today, the company owns or operates over 2,500 hotel rooms, with
approximately 1,573 employees. Innisfree is the largest beachfront hotel owner-operator
on the Gulf Coast.
Innisfree is a triple bottom line company, measuring success not only in profits but also
through its impact on people and the planet. To these ends, Innisfree strives to promote
a culture of responsibility and service to humanity. A value-driven corporate culture
enables the company to have a deeper understanding of the needs of its guests,
partners, and clients, thus delivering service that is synonymous with creating fun and
memorable experiences. To read more about Innisfree Hotels, visit
See below for a list of Week 2 winning ticket numbers for the Chamber's Give the Gift of Local campaign. For questions or more information about Give the Gift of Local, please email email@example.com or call (904) 261-3248. Good luck and thanks for shopping locally in Nassau County.
See below for a list of week 1 winning ticket numbers for the Chamber's Give the Gift of Local campaign. For questions or more information about Give the Gift of Local, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (904) 261-3248. Good luck and thanks for shopping locally in Nassau County.
JaxBest is a voter-centric guide to all of the strictly local things that make our community one of a kind. Each year, News4Jax asks viewers to vote on their favorite local spot. From breweries and food trucks to the best place to see Christmas lights, it's a comprehensive guide of the best of Jacksonville (and surrounding areas).
We are proud to congratulate Paisley Grace Makery for being voted 'Best Local Makery' by News4Jax viewers. This comes as no surprise, however. Owner Heather Bennett started the concept out of her garage when she was 8 1/2 months pregnant. After a year of many successful mobile parties, Heather and her husband Matt were ready to move to a permanent location. The opened their first studio in March 2016 and haven't looked back since. Due to her overwhelming success, Heather recently moved to a bigger studio in Fernandina Beach. Congratulations to Heather, Matt and the entire Paisley Grace Makery team on this well-deserved recognition!
For more information about Paisley Grace Makery and to book a workshop or private party, head over to www.PaisleyGraceMakery.com or call (904) 624-0556.
On Monday, November 25, 2019, work will commence for the long-awaited County Road 115 Widening and Resurfacing Project, from Henry Smith Road to Bypass Road.
The project will consist of milling and resurfacing of the existing lanes, widening the road approximately 1’ on both sides, construction of new 5’ paved shoulders, and reconstruction of ditches with cross drains and side drains. A contract for construction was awarded to Anderson Columbia at the September 23, 2019 Board of County Commissioner’s meeting.
The overall budget for the project totals $9,631,351 and is being paid for through a combination of Small County Road Assistance Program (SCRAP) and Small County Outreach Program (SCOP) Funding from the Florida Department of Transportation amounting to $8,999,026, in addition to $632,325 funding from the County.
The construction duration is 340 days but is subject to weather delays. It is anticipated that the project will be completed by November 2020.
Should you have any questions, please contact County Engineer, Robert Companion, at (904) 530-6225 or via email at email@example.com.
The West Nassau Historical Society is pleased to announce the offering of a series of art classes for seniors, ages 55 and over, to be held this Winter. Each class will be conducted inside the historic Callahan Train Depot, located at 45383 Dixie Avenue, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on Tuesday, February 4th, 11th and 18th. The climax of the art sessions will be a public reception and exhibit of the seniors' art work on Saturday, February 22nd at 6:00 p.m. A nominal fee of $10.00 per class or $25.00 for all three will be charged to defray the cost of the art supplies.
Classes will be taught by Historical Society director Elizabeth Karoly, a retired instructor of art from the New York state school system. Ms. Karoly earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from Long Island University in New York. She also served on the faculty of Long Island University, Stony Brook University and Nassau Community College in Long Island. Her art has been exhibited extensively in the New York area.
Class sizes are limited, so preregistration is required. A registration form is available from the West Nassau Historical Society website at www.wnhsfl.org or by calling (904) 879-3406. The West Nassau Historical Society is an all-volunteer nonprofit dedicated to the promotion of history and culture in Nassau County, Florida. The 501c3 group is an active member of Arts and Culture Nassau, an advocacy for art and culture throughout Nassau County.
Give the Gift of Local is the Chamber of Commerce's annual initiative focused on encouraging the community to get out and shop local during the holiday season.
It's easy to participate and promote your business!
For more information about Give the Gift of Local, contact the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce at (904) 261-3248 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't forget to celebrate Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 30, 2019!
Low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to Florida small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and private nonprofit organizations affected by Hurricane Dorian from August 28 through September 9, 2019.
Acting SBA Administrator Christopher Pilkerton made the loans available in response to a letter from Governor Ron DeSantis on November 6, 2019, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA. The declaration covers the following counties: Brevard, Broward, Clay, Collier, Duval, Flager, Franklin, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Seminole, Volusia and the adjacent counties of Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Citrus, Desoto, Glades, Gulf, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Levy, Liberty, Okeechobee, Pasco, Putnam, Sarasota, Sumter and Wakulla in Florida; and Camden and Charlton counties in Georgia.
"The SBA is strongly committed to providing the people of Florida with the most effective and customer-focused response possible to assist small businesses with federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans," said Pilkerton. "Getting businesses and communities up and running after a disaster is our highest priority as SBA."
Eligible entities may qualify for loans up to $2 million. The SBA offers economic injury loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. The loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred. Eligible small businesses include but are not limited to commercial fishermen, charter boats, hotels, restaurants, retailers, wholesalers, and manufacturers.
The rates on these working capital loans are 4 percent for small businesses and 2.75 percent for nonprofit organizations, with terms up to 30 years. Eligibility for the loan is based on the size and type of business and its financial resources. The loans are not intended to replace lost sales or profits. Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage.
"The SBA can help affected small businesses and nonprofit organizations overcome their economic losses by offering working capital loans, but the help cannot start until they submit an SBA disaster loan application to us," said SBA's South Florida District Director Victoria Guerrero.
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA's secure website at www.DisasterLoan.sba.gov.
Businesses and individuals may also obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA's Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing), or by emailing DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov. Loan applications can also be downloaded at www.SBA.gov. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
The deadline to return economic injury applications is August 13, 2020.
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