More than 30,000 lives could be saved each year with effective bleeding control, until professionals arrive. Get trained and make a difference!
The Florida Department of Health-Nassau invites all interested community members to attend one of four STOP THE BLEED trainings offered in March throughout Nassau County. This training is intended to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.
No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care.
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Information on where to obtain or make a Stop the Bleed Medical Kit will be provide. Limited number of kits will be available for faith-based organizations being represented at the training that register in advance. Please register in advance to secure your participation For more information or to register: contact Barb Baptista at 904-753-1258 or email@example.com.
On Friday, April 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Nassau County School District will host the area’s third annual Reverse Job Fair at the Lewis “Red” Bean Nassau Technical Center on the FSCJ Campus in Yulee. Last year’s event drew approximately 250 jobseekers and over 45 hiring managers and the event planners are working hard to improve upon last year’s success.
For those not familiar with the concept, a “Reverse Job Fair” is exactly what you might guess. Job seekers are stationed throughout the room, and employers work the room to meet their potential hires. It’s great for employers because the participants are all legitimate jobseekers prepared with a resume and the short introductions serve as an effective pre-screening before committing time to the formal interview process. It’s great for students and adults seeking employment for many reasons – they will meet many potential employers in a short period of time practice their formal communication skills, learn numerous opportunities in the area, and be introduced to hiring managers.
“We’re excited to bring this event to our community for another year,” said Brent Lemond, the Nassau County’s Career Education Director. “Every year we strive to grow and improve the event, and this year will be no different. We are tweaking the schedule in hopes of growing the session for adult applicants, and we are going to try a couple new marketing tactics as well. We’re proud of the event’s track record, and appreciate the continued support of our many volunteers, faculty and staff from our high schools, and local employers. We’re especially thankful that Rayonier and VyStar Credit Union are once again sponsoring the event.
To learn more, or to register as a job applicant or employer, visit www.nassaureversejobfair.com.
Westrec Marinas and the City of Fernandina Beach, Florida announce the re-opening of Fernandina Harbor Marina located in the heart of Fernandina Beach on historic Amelia Island in northeastern Florida. In October 2016, Hurricane Matthew provided a direct blow to the island, her residents and the thriving marina.
Now accepting overnight reservations, rendezvous group outings, short stays and day-docking again, the marina celebrated finalizing much hurricane remediation on Friday, January 24, 2020.
“Damage yielded an opportunity for enhancements,” comments Dale L. Martin, City Manager, Fernandina Beach. “In partnership with Westrec and many local, state and government agencies, we have incorporated even better services and structures at the facility.”
Marina reconfiguration: side tie docks that run parallel to the current flow
Sections of old floating dock repurposed for a 400’ dinghy and day dock Wave attenuator
Contact Joe Springer, Fernandina Beach Marina Manager, for more information and reservations.
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Renowned Classical Stars Pamela Frank and Stephen Prutsman In Concert Sunday, March 1 at Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival
Violinist Pamela Frank and pianist Stephen Prutsman will perform masterpieces of J.S. Bach at a March 1 concert as part of the 2020 season of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival. This 5:00 PM concert will be held at Amelia Plantation Chapel, 36 Bowman Road on Amelia Island. Tickets for this and every concert in the 2020 season are available at www.aicmf.com or 904/261-1779.
Violinist Pamela Frank performs regularly as a recitalist with many of today's foremost orchestras. Her chamber music projects include performances with Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax and her late father, the renowned pianist Claude Frank. Ms. Frank also makes frequent appearances with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Musicians from Marlboro.
Pianist, composer and conductor Stephen Prutsman has performed the classical concerto repertoire as soloist with many of the world’s leading orchestras. He was formerly Artistic Partner with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, where he conducted concertos from the keyboard and performed in chamber ensembles. He also was Artistic Director of the Cartagena International Festival of Music, South America’s largest festival of its kind. A medal winner at the Tchaikovsky and Queen Elizabeth Piano Competitions in the 1990s, he is a recipient of the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant.
Upcoming performances of the Festival’s 2020 season include superstar violinist Itzhak Perlman on March 19, a free family concert on March 27 and a free concert in Amelia Park on March 28.
About the AICMF
Now in its 19th season, the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival is one of the nation’s most respected music festivals. The Festival is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Visit us on Facebook.
The Nassau County Chamber of Commerce will host a ‘Doing Business with Big Business’ program on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 8:30-9:30 A.M. at the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101-G, Fernandina Beach, Florida.
‘Doing Business with Big Business’ is a program that provides small Nassau County businesses the unique opportunity to meet with some of the largest companies in our community. Attendees will gain an insight into the decision-making process at big companies and learn what these organizations are looking for from smaller suppliers. Businesses that will be in attendance include WestRock, Rayonier, Omni Amelia Island Plantation and the Nassau County School Board, among others.
This event is perfect for local, existing businesses, entrepreneurs and startups that want to learn more about how procurement works in large organizations and are looking to gain an understanding of the considerations of buyers during a negotiation.
‘Doing Business with Big Business’ is free for Chamber of Commerce members and $25.00 for prospective members. Advanced payment and registration are required in order to attend. For more information, email info@NassauCountyFLChamber.com or call (904) 261-3248.
The City’s Conservation Land Trust recently received a generous anonymous donation in an amount of $100,000. Additionally, the donors wish to provide the City with an additional $100,000 though a matching donation program.
“The parameters established by the donors for matching collected donations are as follows:
Individuals and organizations wishing to donate may direct funds to the “City of Fernandina Beach.” In the reference memo please include “Land Conservation Trust Fund Account# 135-36601 – matching donation.” Checks can be mailed to the Planning & Conservation Department, 204 Ash Street, Fernandina Beach, FL, 32034. The City will maintain a log of donations received and provide an update to the Commission at future meetings. The City is not a Charitable Organization and donations are not a charitable contribution for tax purposes.
Although the donors wish to remain anonymous, they have issued the following statement:
“With our gift and matching opportunity, we are hoping to jump-start a better conservation effort among the general population of Fernandina Beach, more awareness, more participation. We are willing to spend some of our children’s inheritance so as to make for a better community for them and future generations. Our matching opportunity is meant to encourage broad community participation…We hope this match campaign will align nicely with the proposed ballot initiative in the fall to make the conservation tax permanent. Let our current gift and our matching gift be part of the positive momentum needed to pass this permanent tax. We are hoping that we owe you another $100,000.00 and hope that the concerned citizens of Fernandina Beach take advantage of this opportunity to make a difference using their collective checkbooks.”
The City continues to work the North Florida Land Trust (NFLT) as part of its conservation land acquisition efforts. Within the past year, the City has successfully acquired almost 9.0 acres of land to be set aside for conservation. Thank you to all who have assisted the City with this effort.
FOOD & BEVERAGE JOB FAIR
Saturday, February 22, 2020 | 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Associate Services Office
15 Beach Lagoon Road | Amelia Island, FL | OmniHotels.com/Careers | (904) 277–5162
Take first right before security gate, take another right once you enter parking lot. Building will be on your right.
WELCOMING ALL FOOD & BEVERAGE/HOSPITALITY PROFESSIONALS
Offering competitive wages and flexible hours. Join us and interview for a variety of full-time, part-time, on-call and seasonal opportunities including: Servers, Dining Room Associates, Bartenders, Hosts and Cooks.
SERVSAFE® FOOD SAFETY MANAGER CERTIFICATION CLASS
Tuesday, FEBRUARY 25, 2020
9 am to 5 pm
Yulee County Building
The University of Florida/IFAS, Nassau County Extension Service will be holding a ServSafe® Food Safety Manager Certification Class and Exam.
Physical address: 86026 Pages Dairy Road, Yulee, Florida 32097.
This is an 8-hour class which includes 6 hours of instruction followed with a 2-hour exam. Those that pass will have a valid 5-year food safety manager certification. The class content is based on the 2017 FDA Food Code.
Registration is completed online https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yulee-fl-servsafe-managers-class-and-exam-tickets-53068614655
Class and Exam $110 plus $8.33 processing fee
Class, Exam, and Book $165 plus $11.68 processing fee
Any questions contact Meg McAlpine (904)530-6359; email@example.com for more information.
It’s common to check online ratings before making a purchase decision. When it comes to health care, consumers can compare hospitals through the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services’ (CMS) Hospital Compare ratings. Baptist Medical Center Nassau recently received a 5-star rating in the national ranking.
CMS’ Hospital Compare ratings are based on a variety of measures in seven quality areas: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care and efficient use of medical imaging.
CMS assigns star ratings to more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide. The most common overall hospital ratings are 3 or 4 stars. All four Baptist Health adult hospitals received 4 and 5-star ratings. Only 6.5% of the hospitals in Florida received 5-star ratings.
“To be rated as one of only 11 hospitals in Florida with five stars is a testament to our entire team’s continuous monitoring of quality and safety,” said Ed Hubel, president of Baptist Medical Center Nassau. “We regularly evaluate and improve our safety and quality measures to ensure patients are getting the best care possible.”
Hospital Compare ratings come from data that hospitals report to CMS, the federal agency that runs the Medicare program. The data are based on Medicare and non-Medicare patients.
You can find Hospital Compare ratings at: www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.html.
Christiania Piano Trio To Perform Works of Brahms and Dvorak At Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival on Sunday, February 23
The Christiania Piano Trio, consisting of violinist David Coucheron, cellist Christopher Rex and pianist Julie Coucheron, will perform music of Brahms and Dvorak at a February 23 concert of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival.
This 5:00 PM concert will be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2600 Atlantic Avenue in Fernandina Beach. Tickets for this and every concert in the 2020 season are available at www.aicmf.com or 904/261-1779.
Violinist David Coucheron joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as Concertmaster in 2010. He has soloed with many leading orchestras and given solo recitals at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall and the Kennedy Center. Artistic Director of the Kon Tiki Chamber Music Festival in his hometown of Oslo, Norway, he is on the artist faculty of the Aspen Music Festival and Brevard Music Festival.
Cellist Christopher Rex is the founder and artistic and general director of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival. He retired as principal cellist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 2018 after serving in that position for 39 years.
Pianist Julie Coucheron, sister of David, has established an international career, winning major awards in Italy, Germany, the U.K. and U.S. She has performed at many of the world’s leading venues with such luminaries as Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma, and Elton John. Ms. Coucheron regularly performs at the Oslo Chamber Music Festival, Bergen International Music Festival and La Jolla Summer Fest.
Upcoming performances of the Festival’s 2020 season include violinist Pamela Frank and pianist Stephen Prutsman on March 1 and superstar violinist Itzhak Perlman on March 19.
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