Tickets are still available for the Window Workshop at the Thompson House (11 S. 7th Street) on Friday, May 27, at 8:00 am.
This full day workshop includes hands-on restoration work led by experts in the window restoration trades. You’ll learn window anatomy and mechanicals, restoration vs. replacement, energy efficient upgrades, restoration tools and techniques, and cost saving maintenance plans.
$25 tickets available on eventbrite.com (advance purchase required)
We are excited to announce the appointment of Stephen Carver to the Amelia Community Theatre staff.
ACT Board President Jayne Jeney said, “Our search committee and the ACT Board feel fortunate to have found someone with Stephen’s experience and expertise in leading community theatres. We are excited to begin working with him as we prepare for ACT’s 42nd season.”
Stephen is the fourth generation of his family to work as a community theatre professional. He knows first-hand the positive impact theatre can have on its community, having led community theatres for more than 20 years. He earned a bachelor of fine arts in theatre performance from Denison University.
“It’s the family business, but it’s also my life’s passion because it’s all about building and celebrating community,” Stephen said.
Stephen was the executive director of the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, managing a 15-show production season and multiple venues. He was also the executive director/artistic director of the Longmont Theatre Company in Colorado, which was housed in an historic 1930’s movie theatre. He is a member of SAG (Screen Actors Guild) and has been a working professional actor with credits in film, television, and theatre in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York, including recurring TV roles in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Golden Palace, and General Hospital.
Stephen especially enjoys the educational aspect of theatre, with an emphasis on coaching and training directors and actors, both youth and adult. He is a certified festival adjudicator for AACT, the American Association of Community Theatre, of which ACT is a longtime member.
He and his wife Krista, a dance and yoga instructor, relocated from Melbourne, Florida.
“Stephen is looking forward to meeting ACT volunteers and audience members and getting to know our community,” added Jayne. “We can’t wait for you to meet him!”
At the Monday, May 9th meeting, the Board of County Commissioners approved Resolution No. 2022-101 proclaiming May 2022 as Mental Health First Aid Month in Nassau County, Florida.
The Mental Health First Aid Act of 2015 and the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016 speaks volumes as to the importance of mental health first aid in our Country. This month, residents are encouraged to increase their knowledge of signs, symptoms and risk factors of mental illness and substance use disorders in both children and adults.
Katrina Robinson-Wheeler, Director of Community Outreach and Education for Starting Point, was in attendance to accept the Resolution. She also showed a brief video that demonstrates how some people have difficulty having an honest conversation about mental health and are unsure how to help someone who is struggling. Simply asking questions or listening can help someone tremendously. Take a moment to watch the video linked below and learn more about how to respond when someone tells you they're not okay.
Lastly, know that there are many resources available to you, should you need them. Ask your employer if they have an EAP (Employee Assistance Program) or talk to your primary care provider for a referral. National Resources include the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; National Alliance for the Mentally Ill; National Institute of Mental Health; National Suicide Prevention Lifeline; National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; Start Your Recovery; and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center. Additional information on these resources can be found on Starting Point's website.
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Nassau County, FL, 5/9/22– Janet H. Adkins, Supervisor of Elections for Nassau County, alerts voters to unofficial vote by mail postcards. Several Nassau County residents have received a handwritten postcard encouraging voters to vote by mail to achieve specific election results favorable to a particular political party. Each postcard contains a handwritten message and the contact information for the Nassau County Supervisor of Elections Office.
These postcards are from a third-party nongovernmental organization and are not affiliated with the Nassau County Elections office. The Nassau County Elections Office has not printed, distributed, nor provided the data used in these mailpieces.
"I encourage anyone receiving election-related material to look for the 'Official Election Mail' emblem. This emblem signifies you are receiving election information from a reliable source." states Supervisor Janet Adkins. Voters can check their official vote by mail status by visiting the Elections Office website at www.VoteNassauFL.gov and selecting "Check My Voter & Ballot Status" under the Voters menu.
For any questions regarding these postcards or election-related concerns, don't hesitate to contact 904- 491-7500 or info@VoteNassauFL.gov.
Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Presents the 21st Season Final Concert - Beer & G-Strings - Musical Fireworks
The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival presents Beer & G-Strings – Musical Fireworks, Sunday, May 22nd at 5 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott Amelia Island. For additional information and tickets visit AICMF.ORG.
A dazzling celebration of exciting, virtuosic, and inspiring chamber music featuring members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Georgian Chamber Players, Atlanta Chamber Players, Emory School of Music, Vega String Quartet, and Christiania trio. Musicians include David Coucheron – violin, Julie Coucheron – piano, Helen Hwaya Kim – violin, Charae Krueger – cello, Yinzi Kong – viola, Jessica Wu – violin, Khari Joyner – cello, William Ransom – piano and Elizabeth Pridgen – piano. The program will include ANTONIN DVORAK – PIANO QUINTET IN A MAJOR OP. 81, Allegro, ma non tanto; CAMILLE SAINT SAENS, The Swan; MANUEL DE FALLA, La Vida Breve, W.F BACH, Das Dreyblatt; BEDRICH SMETANA – PIANO TRIO IN G MINOR; VIVALDI, Four Seasons and “a special arrangement of Czardas” by MONTI.
For information and tickets visit: AICMF.ORG.
The Festival’s 21st Season Remaining Lineup Includes:
The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival is a not-for-profit, tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The office is located at 1405 Park Avenue, Suite 101, Fernandina Beach, FL, 32034. For additional information, concert tickets, or to learn more about becoming involved visit www.aicmf.org or call 904.261.1779. Follow The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival on Facebook.
The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It is registered with the State of Florida and is in good standing with regards to its Solicitation of Contributions registration (#CH19166).
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, WITHIN THE STATE, 1-800-HELP-FLA (800-435-7352), OR VIA THE INTERNET AT WWW.FLORIDACONSUMERHELP.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSMENT APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.
Nassau County Council on Aging
Submitted by Liz Dunn
May 10, 2022
Nassau County Council on Aging’s (NCCOA’s) Caregiver Support Group meetings are held twice each month – the second and fourth Wednesday (with the exception of November and December, see schedule below) – from 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., at the Janice Ancrum Senior Life Center, 1901 Island Walk Way in Fernandina Beach. Meetings sometimes feature guest speakers on various topics to help caregivers and their loved ones live each day to the fullest; all meetings offer support and education for caregivers, as well as time to share experiences and challenges with the group. Respite care is available for loved ones during each meeting.
Meeting schedule for the remainder of the year is as follows: May 11 & 25; June 8 & 22; July 13 & 27; Aug 10 & 24; Sept 14 & 28; Oct 12 & 26; Nov 9; and Dec 14.
Twice monthly meetings are free, and no membership is required. The respite care activity during the meetings is also free and available by reservation. For more information and respite care reservations, please contact Emily Kunzelmann, 904-775-5472 or email@example.com.
May 10, 2022
Baptist Health’s four adult hospitals in the region earn “A” grade for safety.
All four adult Baptist Health hospitals have been rated top of the class for patient safety according to a national organization's latest rating. Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Baptist Medical Center Beaches, Baptist Medical Center Nassau and Baptist Medical Center South each received an "A" Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022, which recognizes the hospitals for their achievements in providing the highest level of safety in patient care.
"Baptist Health team members and leaders have an unwavering commitment to safety for our patients and their families," said Matt Zuino, FACHE, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Baptist Health. "This recognition is well-deserved and a testament to their daily endeavor to provide a safe and healing place for those who come to us seeking care."
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit watchdog organization, assigns letter grades A, B, C, D, or F to hospitals across the country based on more than 30 national performance measures and their record of patient safety. It is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
"As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of Baptist Health for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "An 'A' Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud."
Go here to see details on The Leapfrog Group website.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mary Hamburg, Digital Communications Specialist
City of Fernandina Beach
204 Ash Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
May 10, 2022
City road improvements will begin Monday, May 16. Depending on weather conditions, work should be complete by Friday, May 27. Expect intermittent street closures, never more than one or two days at a time.
All yard debris, garbage carts, and vehicles on these specific roads must be removed. Affected residents may need to make other parking arrangements during this timeframe.
Questions may be directed to the Public Works-Operations Department at (904) 310-3310.
Thank you for your cooperation.
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