Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Announces Cancellation of April 26 Zukerman Trio Concert Due to Coronavirus Crisis
The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival today announced that the Zukerman Trio has canceled its April 26 performance at the Festival’s 2020 season finale. Refunds will be issued to ticketholders as soon as possible. The Zukerman Trio has been rescheduled for March 21, 2021 as part of the Festival’s twentieth anniversary season.
As previously reported, the Dover Quartet concert scheduled for April 17 and the free Dover Master Class for April 18 also have been canceled.
Christopher Rex, the Festival’s general and artistic director, said, “We deeply regret having canceled the second half of our 2020 season, but the health and safety of our patrons has been our number one priority amid the coronavirus pandemic. We are attempting to reschedule for our 2021 season several other artists unable to perform this year. We will be announcing the schedule for our 20th anniversary celebration in 2021 within the next few months. In the meantime, we hope all of our friends and supporters stay safe and healthy.”
The drawing for the 2020 C-Note Raffle prizes will be held as soon as current coronavirus restrictions are eased. The drawing will be conducted by the Festival’s president, general and artistic director and executive director, all of whom are not eligible to participate in the raffle.
About the AICMF
The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival is one of the nation’s most renowned 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.
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Amelia Island retirement community, Osprey Village is looking to hire qualified workers amidst current unemployment trends. “Employees are the heart of our community, our team is a big family and we’re committed to providing quality care for our Members” said Matthew Barger, Osprey Village executive director “we are motivated to fill as many positions as we can”. To support those who are looking for new careers, the community has set up a dedicated hotline to speak directly to their HR Director as a quick way of connecting. Additionally, the team has implemented Daily Pay, a way to cash out the hours that you have worked the day that you work. “It’s a great program” says Barger “instead of waiting for 2-3 weeks for your first paycheck, you can get paid the first day that you work”.
Osprey Village offers industry leading benefits that are aligned with their guiding principles “People First, Always”. Their community supports each employee with a multitude of benefits, including Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance, Wellness Program, Flexible PTO Options, PTO Cash Out, DailyPay, 401(k) Company Match, Education Assistance, Shift Differentials, Free TeleDoc for Whole Family, and Emergency Loan options.
Osprey Village is currently looking for the following positions:
Their dedicated HR team is waiting to speak to candidates who are interested in joining their team. Please contact Osprey Village HR Team 904-530-9100 or apply online at https://osprey-village.com/careers/
To All Nassau County Citizens ‐
As Superintendent of Nassau County Schools, I wanted to take a moment to update you on our School District and plans for the days ahead. On Friday, March 13th, teachers had a planning day and we were all preparing for Spring Break. By the end of the day things changed, FOR EVERYONE! Schools were closing and we had to completely redesign what school would look like for our students. It happened! In true educator fashion – local administrators, teachers, volunteers, and our communities, came together to figure it out! It’s remarkable the work that has been done in just a few short days. I would like to share just a few of the highlights from the past week!
As we move forward, here’s some additional information that may be helpful to you:
Hopefully this will answer some questions and assist in clarifying misinformation.
I could not be prouder of our School District team and our County as a whole. Our theme in the school district is “We Are Nassau!” This is a time when it must ring true for ALL OF US. We are all in this together. We must continue to move forward with a strong sense of camaraderie and teamwork. We are in a challenging time and we are going to strive to do our VERY BEST WORK during this time.
Five Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Concerts Canceled Due To Coronavirus Outbreak; Decisions About Two Others Will Be Made Within 30 Days
The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival today announced that in addition to the previously announced cancellation of the March 19 Itzhak Perlman concert, Valentina Lisitsa (March 31) and Lynn Harrell (April 5) also have elected to cancel their appearances due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Festival will be issuing refunds to ticketholders as soon as possible.
Also canceled are the March 27 Free Family Concert with the Kelly/Scott Quintet and the March 28 Free Concert in the Park with the UNF Big Band Ensemble.
Final decisions about proceeding with the Dover Quartet concert (April 17), the Dover’s Master Class (April 18) and the Zukerman Trio season finale performance (April 26) will be made by mid-April. Depending upon circumstances over the next 30 days, including the possibility of additional artist cancellations, these performances will be held. However, ticket sales to these concerts have been suspended until further notice. If canceled, refunds will be made to ticketholders.
About the AICMF
Now in its 19th season, the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival is one of the nation’s most renowned 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.
Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Announces Cancellation Of March 19 Itzhak Perlman Concert Due to Coronavirus Threat
The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival today announced the cancellation of the Itzhak Perlman performance scheduled for March 19.
Mr. Perlman’s appearance has regrettably been cancelled due to precautionary measures regarding COVID-19. All efforts will be made to reschedule his appearance in the future.
Refunds to purchasers of tickets to this concert will be made as soon as possible.
Upcoming concerts in the Festival’s 2020 season include a Free Family Concert with the Kelly/Scott Jazz Quintet on March 27, a Free Concert in Amelia Park with the UNF Big Band Ensemble on March 28, and piano virtuoso Valentina Lisitsa on March 31.
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 invites you to attend Hot Topics: ‘Outbreak Prevention & Control at the Local Level’ on Friday, March 13, 2020 from 8:30-9:30 A.M. at the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce, located at 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101-G, Fernandina Beach, Florida.
Guest speaker Eugenia Ngo-Seidel, MD, MPH is the Director for the Florida Department of Health Nassau County. Dr. Ngo-Seidel has over 27 years of experience in public health at the local level. She is a graduate of the University of Florida (BS) and the University of South Florida College of Medicine (MD), board certified in Family Medicine and a diplomate of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Ngo-Seidel’s special interests include integration of population-based and preventative health with medical practice, improving access to care for undeserved populations and clinical care innovation including telehealth, group visits and team care.
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 email info@NassauCountyFLChamber.com.
The Nassau County Chamber of Commerce will host a Job Fair on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 from 4:00-6:00 P.M. at the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce, located at 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101-G, Fernandina Beach, Florida (across from Cantina Louie).
The Chamber of Commerce Job Fair provides job-seekers with the opportunity to network with local employers from companies both big and small. This event gives recruiters the chance to meet face-to-face with talented individuals in the community, looking to fill open positions. Businesses representing every industry, including healthcare, information technology, hospitality, customer service, retail, manufacturing and corrections are encouraged to participate.
Businesses interested in participating in the Job Fair as a vendor must apply no later than Tuesday, April 14, 2020. The vendor application fee is free for Chamber members and $200.00 for prospective members. For more information, CLICK HERE or email info@NassauCountyFLChamber.com.
At the February 20, 2020 Board of County Commissioners meeting, County Attorney/County Manager, Mike Mullin, requested the Board to set a Workshop Session to discuss examples of how growth is addressed.
Mr. Mullin stated, “Everyone is aware that growth is an issue and staff has been developing ways to control and manage it”.
The County’s 2030 Comprehensive Plan and Ordinances established tools for properly managing growth.
Examples include the following:
Mr. Mullin went on to say, “While we cannot legally stop growth, we can plan for it by ensuring that the property is reviewed for historical values before a development is approved, that the proposed structures are aesthetically pleasing, and that recreational facilities are in place before construction on a development begins.”
Mr. Mullin suggested a Workshop Session be held to provide the public with information on what the County is doing to manage growth and the challenges we have in controlling it. The Board will also discuss the new trend of public/private partnerships that are being utilized to ensure the County has facilities and infrastructure in place to accommodate the growth. Examples include the recently approved Tributary and Nassau Crossing Communities in which the Developers donated land and covered costs associated with constructing parks to be enjoyed by all Nassau County residents.
The Workshop will be held on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. in the Commission Chambers located at 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee, FL 32097. The public is encouraged to attend and learn more about this very important issue. If you are unable to attend, you can watch the meeting live on our website at www.nassaucountyfl.com. The video will also be available to view at the conclusion of the meeting.
If you have any questions, please contact the County Manager’s Office at (904) 530-6010.
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