With the 2019 Hurricane Season upon us, it's more important than ever to make sure you're safe and ready for anything. A stocked hurricane supply kit should have non-perishable food items, water, flashlights and a first aid kit.
Learn more about what to have in your kit and how to prepare for the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season by going to www.ready.gov/hurricanes.
The Nassau County Road Department will begin the Annual Road Overlay Program on or around July 22, 2019.
All roads in the overlay program will consist of "clipping" grass and soil off of the road edges, milling sections of the roadway (which may create dust), "tacking" the roadway before paving, overlaying the roadway with a new layer of asphalt, temporary and permanent traffic stripping, and road shoulder repairs from the new construction.
The County's Capital Improvement Plan adopted on September 18, 2018 included $2.5 million in Fiscal Year 18-19 funding for Pavement Management Programs to include Overlay Projects. The following roads were prioritized at a Workshop held on April 22, 2019 based on the following criteria:
- Citizens served
- Quantity of potholes
- Condition of service (cracking, etc.)
Road Overlays are typically a fast-moving operation. During construction, there will be periods of high noise levels.
Lessie Road (from CR108 to Coopers Neck Road) Hilliard
Sadler Road (from 8th Street to 14th Street) Fernandina
Edwards Road (from SR200 to end) Callahan
Radio Avenue (from US 17 to end) Yulee
Woodrow Drive (from 8th Street to 14th Street) Fernandina
Autumn Trace (from Bucaneer Trail to end) Fernandina
Calhoun Road (from O'Neil Scott Road to end) Yulee
Haddock Road (from Harts Road to Blackmon Road) Yulee
Island Walkway (from S. 14th Street to end) Fernandina
Kenneth Court (from Amelia Road to end) Fernandina
Rayon Road (from Bonneview Road to end) Fernandina
Janice Drive (from Lem Turner Road to Lisa Drive) Callahan
Lisa Drive (from Lem Turner Road to Janice Drive) Callahan
Nottingham Drive (from S. 14th Street to Susan Drive) Fernandina
Pineridge Drive (from Hilltop Lane to end) Callahan
Riverwood Drive (from Meadowfield Bluff Road to Meadowwood Drive) Yulee
S. 6th Street (from Lime Street to Pine Trail) Fernandina
Davidon Place (from Murhee Road to end) Hilliard
Meadowfield Bluffs Road (from SR200 to end) Yulee
Queens Way (from Bailey Road to end) Fernandina
Mt. Olive Road (from SR200 to end) Callahan
Commanchee Road (from Pickett Street to end) Callahan
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
During construction, roads will occasionally be reduced to one lane traffic. Expect some delays, crews will make every effort possible to limit the travel delays.
Pedestrian or bicycle traffic are not permitted within the construction zones due to safety concerns. Crews will ensure there is a safe path of travel for children at bus stops.
There may be short periods of time that you may not be able to enter/exit your driveway due to the construction. Crews will keep this minimal as possible and will be on site to advise when it is safe to travel through the construction area.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP
Drive Slowly through the construction area as there are many workers present
Avoid parking or leaving items in the street if possible until after the project is completed
Do not drive on freshly placed asphalt or striping. Crews on site will advise when products have cured enough for travel.
Any questions or concerns, please call the Road Department office at (904) 530-6175 or email email@example.com.
Join us for the next installation of our 'Coffee with Your Commissioner' program on Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 8:30-9:30 A.M. at the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101-G, Fernandina Beach, Florida.
This month's guest is Nassau County Commissioner Daniel Leeper. Commissioner Leeper is a native of Amelia Island, where he and his family continue to reside and give back to the community. He spends his free time enjoying the outdoors, running, biking, kayaking and fishing. Commissioner Leeper is very active in the community, serving on numerous boards and committees in the City and County and has worked in public service for more than 34 years. He is currently serving his second four-year term as a Nassau County Commissioner for District 1 on Amelia Island.
Meetings with individual Commissioners are scheduled periodically throughout the year. The program presents Chamber of Commerce members with the opportunity to discuss topics in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. There is no agenda for these meetings. Business leaders will have an opportunity to share their thoughts and concerns, while simultaneously giving the Commissioners a chance to learn more about businesses within their district.
'Coffee with Your Commissioner' is free for Chamber members and $25.00 for prospective members. Advanced payment and registration are always preferred. For more information, CLICK HERE or call (904) 261-3248.
Family Support Services of North Florida is hosting a monthly educational program for social services professionals, foster or adoptive parents, kinship caregivers, and the general public.
This month's program will discuss understanding toxic stress and childhood trauma and how its implications on long-term health can enable us to collectively address and respond appropriately. Thus, building a more empathetic and trauma-responsive community.
There is no charge for this program, but please register in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (904) 225-5347.
Join us for Hot Topics: Mental Health in the Workplace on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 8:30-9:30 A.M. at the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101-G, Fernandina Beach, Florida.
During this hour-long presentation, guest speaker Katrina Robinson-Wheeler will discuss mental health issues in the workplace, including substance abuse and suicide prevention.
Katrina Robinson-Wheeler is the Community Liaison and Mental Health First Aid Instructor and Educator at Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare, a community-based behavioral health treatment agency in Northeast Florida, where she has worked for the past 19 years. Katrina has worked in several different capacities in the agency; 11 years as a therapist specializing in women's treatment, and five years in management as the Behavioral Health Team Leader and Clinical Director. Katrina has worked in the behavioral health field for over 20 years and has been active in her community to help increase awareness of behavioral health issues and reduce stigma.
Hot Topics workshops are free for Chamber members and $25.00 for prospective members. Advanced payment and registration are always preferred. For more information, CLICK HERE or call (904) 261-3248.
YOU ARE INVITED
Dayspring Senior Living Building Dedication Ceremony
With Special Guest
Chief Financial Officer - Florida Department of Financial Services Jimmy Patronis
Free Food and Refreshments
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Dayspring Senior Living
553600 US Hwy 1
Hilliard, Florida 32046
RSVP: email@example.com or (904) 675-9184 or (904) 675-9181
Join us for Hot Topics: Deception Detection Part 2 on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 8:30-9:30 A.M. at the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce.
On any given day, the average person is told nearly 200 lies. From small omissions to calculated deception, we are all guilty of this behavior. During this hour-long presentation, guest speaker Megan Ritchie will continue her discussion about detecting deceitful behavior and how to use this knowledge to your advantage, both personally and professionally.
Megan Ritchie is a certified body language expert. She teaches her clients how to increase their power and influence by improving their nonverbal communication. Megan's workshops and coaching programs help individuals succeed in business and life by understanding the hidden dynamics of people.
Hot Topics workshops are free for Chamber of Commerce members and $25.00 for prospective members. Advanced payment and registration are always preferred.
The Nassau County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announces the appointment of George Spicer. George joins the Board of Directors in working to achieve the mission of enhancing the business environment and quality of life in Nassau County.
George is a proud and dedicated community leader in Nassau County. He spent 35 years as an active boilermaker and has been retired for 10 years. George helped construct both the Seminole Power Plant and the St. Johns River Power Plant. He and his wife Marilyn reside in Callahan and have four children, give grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
George served as a Nassau County Commissioner for one four-year term as a representative of District Four. He received his Advanced County Commissioner Certification and was the first Nassau County Commissioner to participate in the Torchbearer Program, which gives Commissioners a chance to further their education and obtain leadership roles with the Florida Association of Counties. George has represented Nassau County on the Northeast Florida Regional Council Board of Directors and Finance Committee, the First Coast Workforce Development Consortium, the St. Mary's River Management Committee and the Canvassing Board.
Dear Neighbors and Friends,
On behalf of our 750 Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to extend my deepest gratitude for your warm words and wishes this week upon the resort’s 28th anniversary. I have enjoyed hearing so many stories of how the resort has played a small part in your family’s memories of Amelia Island! As I have said before, it remains our highest honor to represent Amelia Island to our visitors and brand. I hope you will consider returning to the resort for these upcoming summer events!
SUMMER STAYCATION GUESTROOMS
We are very pleased to offer a locals’ summer rate of $249 per room, per night so that friends and visitors can enjoy a classic beach staycation and all that the resort has to offer. The rate is for coastal view rooms overlooking the pool and resort grounds.
LOCAL GUEST OFFERS – THIS WEEKEND!
Make a break for The Ritz-Carlton this weekend with the following offers and promotions:
SPA HAPPY HOUR – The Ritz-Carlton Spa
Relax at our Spa Happy Hour on Friday June 28th. Enjoy a 20% discount on treatment service appointment between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. and spend the balance of your day enjoying the spa lounge and pool. Unwind and renew with a wide range of services including massages, facials, and nail services. You will also enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne to celebrate your day of blissful relaxation. Advance reservations are required. Please call 904-277-1087 for more information.
SOUTHERN TIDE & LILLY PULITZER SUMMER PROMOTIONS
Two of our iconic summer boutiques are offering extraordinary promotions available only at The Ritz-Carlton on Saturday, June 29th:
Spend $300 in Lilly Pulitzer and receive a complimentary Lilly Pulitzer Swell Water Bottle ($54 value)
Spend $300 in Southern Tide and receive a complimentary Giant Skipjack Pool Float ($75 value)
RED, WHITE AND DEEP BLUE
Join us for a red, white and deep blue Independence Day party on July 4 at 7 p.m. with food, fun and fireworks. Savor a mouthwatering summer holiday menu from the grill that includes steak, beer can chicken and smoked pork sliders. Seaside favorites of local fish, shrimp, oysters and scallop ceviche are served along with classic sides and festive salads. The pastry team delights with 4th of July-themed desserts. Red, white and deep blue guests enjoy reserved seating for a dazzling fireworks show set to music at 9:15 p.m. $99 per guest, $33 for kids ages 5-12, inclusive. Reserve the highlight of the summer at 904-277-1087.
THE RITZ-CARLTON BARBECUE COLLEGE
Unlock the secrets of searing and smoking for mastering your home grill at The Ritz-Carlton Barbecue College with Executive Chef Garrett Gooch. You’ll also learn to add your own personal touch to barbecue using brines, rubs, marinades and sauces. This hands-on class begins with continental breakfast and mimosas and later, a communal lunch of barbecued steak, pork, local fish and shellfish with paired wines and craft beer. Students take home a recipe book and the secrets to great barbecue. $295 per person plus gratuity, Friday, July 5 from 9 am – 2 pm. For reservations call or email Leisure Reservations.
RESORT PASSES NOW AVAILABLE
We are pleased to offer day passes to local guests and visitors seeking to relax at our pool, spa or resort cabanas. Passes are available online for advance purchase on select weekday and weekend dates this spring and summer, with pricing to vary based on availability. If you are interested in spending the day poolside while our Ladies and Gentlemen tend to your every wish, please book your daily resort pass online at http://resortpass.com/ritz-carlton-amelia-island
For more information on offers and events please register your email address online: http://eepurl.com/cimfZz
Thank you again for your support of our Ladies and Gentlemen. I hope to see you again soon at dinner in our restaurants or enjoying a toast to summer at The Lobby Bar!
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