As the safety net organization for Nassau County residents in need, Barnabas Center is on the front line of helping residents in need during this crisis. The health and safety of our staff, volunteers and the community are our highest priority. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our food program operations have changed:
Food Pantry – We provide about a 3-day supply of food per household that may include produce, dairy, meat and nonperishable items.
For more information, please contact us at (904) 261-7000 or email@example.com. For your safety and others, please call us for a telephone pre-screening for crisis assistance, food stamp and/or medicaid applications before visiting our office.
As the community's go-to for signs, FASTSIGNS of Fernandina Beach has created signage to assist businesses during these trying times. See below for exterior signage, Social Distancing floor decals, and acrylic shields. The acrylic shields are lightweight, completely customizable, a fraction of the price when compared to permanent or glass shields, and made in Nassau County. These shields are designed to sit on top of the desk or counter surface of your business and can be moved to different locations as needed.
FASTSIGNS of Fernandina Beach is offering these products at 20% the standard retail price off for a limited time. For more information and to place your order today, call (904) 261-0340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
With the uncertainty of the current Coronavirus pandemic along with the CDC’s newly released guidelines regarding crowd limitations, the Board of Directors of the West Nassau Historical Society has decided to reschedule our 2020 Railroad Day Festival and Classic Car Show from this April 18 to Saturday, November 7, 2020. This new date had already been set aside for our fall Hobo Day so now we will use the autumn Saturday to celebrate both our rich railroad history along with the fabled rail riders of yore.
This decision was not an easy one to make considering the ever-changing aspects of this very fluid national health crisis. The West Nassau Historical Society is an all-volunteer nonprofit and we rely heavily on the proceeds that we receive from this one day event. Many of our members have already put in countless hours preparing the historic 1881 Callahan Train Depot, stage and grounds for our 15th Railroad Day and Car Show. We were very excited about opening in a few weeks the doors of our beloved depot museum to visitors both young and the young at heart. However, the health and well-being of the people of our community, especially our senior citizens, are paramount to anything else.
In the coming days we will be reaching out to our sponsors, supporters, entertainers, exhibitors and vendors and explain our situation. Those arts/craft and food vendors who have paid for their spots will be given full credit to use on our new November 7th date or at our 16th Railroad Day Festival and Car Show to be held on April 17, 2021. Any questions will be addressed via CallahanRRdays@aol.com.
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.
The Nassau County Chamber of Commerce announces the Annual Teacher Appreciation Breakfast for Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 8:00 A.M. at West Nassau High School, located at 1 Warrior Drive, Callahan, Florida.
The Teacher Appreciation Breakfast is one of the signature events of the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce. This highly publicized event welcomes over 500 hard-working teachers, administrative staff and non-instructional employees from all over Nassau County. The breakfast is a way to thank those who work so tirelessly to ensure a bright future for the children in our community.
Breakfast, door prizes and gift bags will only be available to guests (teachers, administrative staff and non-instructional employees) who register in advance. We ask that you register no later than Friday, May 22, 2020.
The title sponsor for this year’s Teacher Appreciation Breakfast is Orange Park Mall. The Teacher Appreciation Breakfast is also sponsored by VyStar Credit Union, CopyFax, Matovina & Company, Paul Clark Ford, Community First Credit Union, Nader’s Pest Raiders, Okefenoke Rural Electric Management Corporation and Rayonier Advanced Materials.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available at every level. For more information, email Stacy Cruikshank at Stacy@NassauCountyFLChamber.com or call (904) 261-3248.
CLICK HERE to register for the Annual Teacher Appreciation Breakfast today!
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.
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.
FOUR DATES – TIME – LOCATIONS TO CHOOSE FROM:
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.
Maximize your exposure to both visitors and locals with an affordable, all-inclusive advertising program with the Discovery Map of Amelia Island. Space is limited. Secure your place on the 2020 edition today. Deadline is Wednesday, February 12th.
There are only a limited number of spots available. Don't let your business get left off the map!
Contact Stacy Cruikshank at (904) 261-3248 or Stacy@NassauCountyFLChamber.com to learn more about this opportunity. Ad production included. Payment plans available. Deadline is Wednesday, February 12th.
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