Nassau County Emergency Management
March 31, 2021
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One Nassau has a new, airconditioned, CoVID Vaccination “POD-in-a-Tent” located at the AMC Theaters’ parking lot on Lofton Square Court in Yulee.
Starting today, residents will be vaccinated on weekday afternoons/evenings – first appointments at 1:30 p.m., and last appointment at 7:00 p.m.
Anyone 16+ years old can be vaccinated here, and we have more than a thousand appointment slots available next week.
If you are 40 yrs old, we also have 100 slots available for our Saturday, April 3rd, POD 9Point of Dispensing) at Yulee Middle School.
All of our vaccine is the Pfizer-BioNTech brand and requires two doses. Second dose appointments are automatically scheduled for 21 days after the first one, and the same time and location as the first dose.
Vaccinations can keep you from getting sick or dying from the SARS-CoV-2 virus and it will help us stop the pandemic!
Protect yourself and your family.
Go to www.OneNassau.com and schedule your first shot
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GREENPOINTE DEVELOPERS ANNOUNCE OPENING OF MODEL HOME VILLAGE AT TRIBUTARY IN NASSAU COUNTY
Six new decorated model homes by Dream Finders Homes, Lennar and Richmond American Homes Now Open
NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. (March 30, 2021) – GreenPointe Developers, LLC proudly announce the opening of six new model homes at Tributary, North Florida’s best new master-planned community.
“We are pleased to reach this milestone – the opening of these expertly crafted model homes from Tributary’s premier builder team of Dream Finders Homes, Lennar and Richmond American Homes,” said GreenPointe’s Regional President Mike Taylor. “Our community offers a convenient location, miles of scenic nature trails, direct access to the Nassau River and exceptional amenities. We look forward to welcoming new homeowners to Tributary soon.”
At Tributary, Dream Finders Homes, Lennar and Richmond American Homes are offering a distinctive collection of award-winning home designs ranging in size and style to meet the needs and lifestyle of today’s homebuyers. The Tributary model home village features six model homes, two from each builder, showcasing innovative features and flexible spaces for family living and entertainment.
Dream Finders Homes Avalon II model at Tributary presents an open concept design showcasing a modern rustic style in neutral shades of greige and pearl with pops of color. The Driftwood model exudes a coastal vibe with sea glass tones mixed with bright, light neutrals. The Avalon II and Driftwood models showcase many of Dream Finders Homes’ designer options, such as a summer kitchen, stainless steel appliances, a gourmet kitchen with farmhouse sink and oversized granite island, a gas fireplace, and more. Dream Finders Homes offers personal customization, making it possible for homebuyers to select the features and upgrades they want for their new home.
Lennar’s new models highlight two of Lennar Jacksonville’s most popular plans, the Tivoli and Trevi. Both homes showcase open floor plans promoting an airy ambiance and are Wi-Fi certified, a feature Lennar offers with every home it builds at Tributary. The models are designed in soothing coastal shades of tapioca pearl, silver mist and taupe. With clean aesthetics evoking the serenity of the beach, the Tivoli model is from Lennar’s Imperial Collection featuring upgraded stainless appliances, quartz countertops and 42” raised panel cabinets. From Lennar’s Classic Collection, the Trevi’s clean lines, meaningful pieces and minimalist feel create a distinctively modern vibe in this free-flowing floor plan.
Richmond American Homes at Tributary is showcasing floor plans from the innovative Seasons™ Collection. The Sapphire and Larimar models present airy 9' main floor ceilings and hundreds of structure and style options. Perfect for entertaining, the Larimar plan has an inviting great room, covered patio and spacious owner’s suite. The Larimar is professionally decorated in mellow blue hues with cheerful pops of yellow, blending elegance and ease. The Sapphire plan features a contemporary open design with numerous options including up to five bedrooms. The Sapphire is beautifully styled with deep shades of its namesake gemstone, rich espresso wood tones and abstract artwork.
The Tributary builders are offering more than 30 floor plans that include one- and two-story single-family homes ranging in size from approximately 1,600 square feet to more than 3,200 square feet. Many of the neighborhood’s home sites will feature preserve or lake views. Homes at Tributary are priced from the $200s.
Spanning 1,550 acres, Tributary’s prime location amongst the natural waterways and majestic evergreen forests truly complement the community’s mantra of Exploring More. Tributary residents will enjoy on-site amenities including The Lookout, a lakefront resident gathering spot with a resort-inspired pool and plenty of room to kick-back and relax. Workout warriors will appreciate the club quality fitness studio while the younger crowd will delight in the Adventure Zone tot lot. Tributary will also host an array of sports courts including a Pickleball court and the community’s furry friends will adore Pawsome Park designed just for them.
Tributary’s neighborhoods will include family friendly pocket parks, while miles of scenic nature trails will provide quick access to the community’s amenities as well as The Landing kayak and canoe park, the neighboring protected sanctuary of Four Creeks State Forest and the new Tributary Regional Park, currently under construction. Tributary Regional Park plans include baseball and multi-purpose fields, a kayak launch, concessions, and multi-purpose trails. Tributary is within the Nassau County Public School District and zoned for A-rated schools that are among the best in Florida.
Tributary is 1.6 miles west of Interstate-95 on State Road 200. The community’s location is two exits north of the Jacksonville International Airport and the River City Marketplace. The historic town of Fernandina and the beautiful beaches of Amelia Island are located east of Tributary on Scenic A1A/SR 200. Tributary is near dining, shopping, recreation, medical centers, services and more.
For more information about Tributary, visit www.TributaryLiving.com.
From the County Insider
Office of the Nassau County Manager
March 25, 2021
3/22/21 @ 8:10 p.m. – In early March, two public outreach sessions were held regarding the conceptual plan for the Westside Regional Park. The first was a virtual meeting held on Monday, March 1st. The presentation used for the virtual meeting was also used for the in-person meeting held on Thursday, March 4th.
Approximately 30 people were in attendance at the in-person meeting and several expressed their thoughts on amenities they would like to see included in the park. The County’s consultant, Prosser, Inc., also provided the results of a recent survey in which citizens were given an opportunity to share their opinions about the possible amenities and the overall appearance of the park. The results of the survey were shared county-wide and then broken down further by zip codes and age groups.
Top priorities identified included:
To view the presentation, please see the You Tube video link.
Public Information Officer
There is a new farmers, arts, and food truck market opening April 3rd in the Florida Low Country of Wildlight. The Wildlight Market Place will feature local arts and crafts by talented artisans, farmers market favorites, food trucks, local musicians, and special events. Owned by Fernandina Chiropractors, Joe and Elizabeth Lee, this is their third market. They also own the successful Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market and the Fernandina Beach Arts Market in the historic district of beautiful Amelia Island, Florida.
Wildlight Market Place will be open on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. This new market will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., rain or shine, and year 'round.
Wildlight is located north of Highway A1A (SR 200) and just east of I95 near Yulee, Florida. Visit WildlightMarketPlace.com for more information or to apply as a vendor, musician, or non-profit organization.
WILDLIGHT, Fla. (March 3, 2021) – Three new restaurant and retail concepts are set to open in Skinner Bros. Realty‘s multi-tenant retail complex in Wildlight this spring. The three new tenants join a cohesive mix of hospitality and lifestyle services at Wildlight’s Village Center.
“We are excited to continue the momentum at Wildlight by welcoming three well-known establishments to this growing community’s Village Center,” said Chet Skinner, vice president of Skinner Bros. Realty. “The goal of our commercial projects has always been to strengthen Wildlight’s appeal by providing a place for residents and community members to gather together.”
First, Firehouse Subs, founded locally in Jacksonville, Florida, more than 25 years ago, is in the final build-out stages of opening its new restaurant at Wildlight. The corporate-owned location will occupy 2,100 sq. ft. of space in Skinner Bros. Realty’s second retail building and is tentatively set to open March 2021. Consistently ranked one of America’s Favorite Sandwich Chains, Firehouse Subs serves premium meats and cheeses steamed and piled high on a toasted sub roll, served “Fully Involved ®” with fresh produce and condiments.
“We are looking forward to opening up our doors to the up-and-coming Wildlight community and welcoming new and returning guests in Wildlight,” said Kristen Akel, Firehouse Subs Director of Real Estate Services. “The restaurant will feature the brand’s Restaurant of the Future design with enhancements made to provide a better Firehouse Subs experience for guests and employees, such as a new back-of-the-house design, a large outdoor seating area covered with ceiling fans in addition to elements and decor that prominently display how our brand gives back to the community.”
Next, The Decantery, a Historic Fernandina Beach favorite, will be opening a second location in the former AT&T building at Wildlight through a multi-phase approach beginning April 2021. During the initial phase, The Decantery will be opening a package retail store that will allow guests an opportunity to purchase packaged products from our large selection of premium wine and spirits. The second phase, estimated to open in September 2021, will incorporate the Decantery’s premier wine, craft beer, and cocktail lounge.
“Through an inviting and comfortable ambiance, the Decantery offers guests a unique imbibing experience to enjoy a specialty handcrafted cocktail, wine by the glass from our state-of-the-art wine machine, or a bottle of wine to share from our exceptional and unique wine selection, along with our signature homemade desserts and accoutrements,” Wes Sheffield President/CEO Amelia Island Hospitality Group. “With the success of our first location in Fernandina Beach, we knew we wanted to expand this concept in Northeast Florida. We are thrilled to bring a second Decantery to Wildlight residents and the greater community.”
Finally, family-owned restaurant Añejo Cocina Mexicana will bring fresh, from-scratch dishes and an upbeat atmosphere to the area, expanding from its current Ponte Vedra Beach location and new planned location in the Brooklyn neighborhood near downtown Jacksonville. Anejo Cocina Mexicana will occupy 3,700 sq. ft. with an open-air, outdoor bar and covered patio and is set to open in May.
Skinner Bros. Realty began construction on the commercial complex located at 40 Homegrown Way in early 2020 and finished development in September 2020. The new mixed-use building is an extension of The Village Center’s first multi-tenant complex that opened early 2019, adding 11,670 square feet of additional retail and restaurant space. These new establishments join Royal Amelia Dance Academy, Great Clip’s, Cold Stone Creamery and Tasty’s Fresh Burgers and Fries.
“We are very pleased to continue working with Skinner Bros. Realty on the expansion of Wildlight’s Village Center,” said Chris Corr, president of Raydient Places + Properties. “Skinner Bros. Realty’s vast experience and success in developing and managing retail projects of this kind have helped shape the Wildlight experience for our residents and the community at large. We look forward to welcoming all residents and visitors to these new establishments this spring.”
Barnabas Center will be opening a second New to You Resale Store in Yulee in late spring 2021. Income earned from sales throughout the Yulee store will help support expanded services in west Nassau county. This includes medical and dental care, food assistance and crisis assistance.
The Yulee New to You resale store will be located at the corner of US-17 and State Road 200. In addition, donations of gently used clothing, furniture, household, and other items are currently being accepted at New to You Resale Store’s Fernandina Beach location at 930 South 14th Street.
For more information, call Barnabas Center at (904) 261-7000.
Below is an important update from Nassau County Emergency Management related to the State’s new COVID-19 Vaccination system:
Our team is aware of, and continuously monitoring, the State of Florida's new ShareCare COVID Vaccine Registration and Scheduling system that was announced late 01/29/21.
Although we are looking forward to the state system being a success, there are indications that it continues to have difficulties that might cause delays and scheduling problems for residents.
Nassau residents in the groups currently targeted for vaccination in the Governor's Executive Order #20-315, should register for the OneNassau Vaccine Waitlist through www.OneNassau.com, even if they decide to register in the statewide system. The systems do not communicate with each other.
Residents who have already registered for the OneNassau Vaccine Waitlist do not need to register again - multiple/duplicate entries are deleted.
Until we are positive that there will be no issues with the new ShareCare system, scheduling for local first doses of CoViD-19 vaccine will continue to be completed through our OneNassau system.
The nominations are officially in! The Nassau County Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards process is an opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding businesses and entrepreneurs throughout Nassau County. Winners will be announced and contacted during the week of February 8th.
For questions or more information, please email info@NassauCountyFLChamber.com or call (904) 261-3248.
And the nominees are...
LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Amelia Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine
Baptist Medical Center Nassau
First Port City Bank
Hot Paws Pet Grooming, Hotel & Spa
Liberty Landscape Supply
Millennium Physician Group
Orange Park Mall
Summer House Realty
MEDIUM BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Amelia Express Care
Joe's 2nd Street Bistro
Palm III Realty
The Hurst Company, CPAs, P.A.
SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Amelia Island Adventures
Amelia Island Kayak Excursions
FASTSIGNS of Fernandina Beach
Paisley Grace Makery
SJ Brewing Company
Surcheros Fresh Grill
Villa Villekulla Toy Store
BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR
Randy Bowman | Orange Park Mall
Michael Brooks | First Port City Bank
Mark Bullington | Amelia Island Kayak Excursions
Durand Childers | First Port City Bank
Neal & Marty Cochrane | Cochrane's Collision Center
Kerri Foster | Amelia Island Adventures
Jodi Henson | Small Business Development Center at UNF
Gil Langley | Amelia Island TDC and CVB
Octavio Martinez | Hot Paws Pet Grooming, Hotel & Spa
Kelley McCarter | Keep Nassau Beautiful
Tracy Nazzaro | Traders Hill Farm
Tim Poynter | Café Karibo
Jaret P. Rice | The Hurst Company, CPAs
James Schaffer | Summer House Realty
Jenny Schaffer | Summer House Realty
Don Shaw | Cambridge South
JoAnn Stewart | SJ Brewing Company
YOUNG BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR
Dr. James Antun | 8 Flags Chiropractic
Bradley Bean | Rayonier Advanced Materials
Heather Bennett | Paisley Grace Makery
Aaron Bullington | Amelia Island Kayak Excursions
Theresa Duncan | Villa Villekulla Toy Store
Darrin Eakins | Nassau Pride
Greg Franklin | Franklin Equipment Sales
Martinique Lemke | Redbones Dog Bakery & Boutique
Jacob Logsdon | Amelia Express Care
Antoinette Richter | First Port City Bank
Ricky Rochester | Meridian Waste
CUSTOMER SERVICE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Andrea Aroyo | Amelia Express Care
Pam Austin | First Federal Bank
Kathryn Bell | Millennium Physician Group
Kellie Boston | Boston Photography
Nik Bremer | Amelia Island Bait & Tackle
Aaron Bullington | Amelia Island Kayak Excursions
Amber Bullington | Amelia Island Kayak Excursions
Rachel Clark | Traders Hill Farm
Linda Crow | Crow Jewelers
Kim Ferman and Kelly Redlinski | Advanced Muscle Therapy
Dearsha Johnson | Story & Song Bookstore Bistro
Michelle Myers | Mint Magazine
Noelle Najimy | Hartke & Najimy Accounting Services
Olivia Harris | Whataburger
Amy Petroy | The Patio Place
Ricky Robbins | Amelia Island Coffee
Emiko Rocha | First Federal Bank
Jenny Schaffer | Summer House Realty
Tambre Webb | FASTSIGNS of Fernandina Beach
Nathalie Wu | Wicked BAO
NONPROFIT OF THE YEAR
Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County
Fernandina Beach Main Street
Fernandina Beach Pride
Keep Nassau Beautiful
Nassau County School System
Nassau Humane Society
Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare
Take Stock in Children of Nassau County
Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation
December 2, 2020 (Nassau County, FL) The Nassau County Board of County Commissioners recently partnered with the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce to use a portion of the funds from the CARES Act for the distribution of sanitizing supplies to the local business community.
Due to the overwhelming response and need within the business community, more sanitizing supplies are available. Each business will be provided supplies based on the number of employees and materials will be available until all supplies have been distributed. Businesses must bring a copy of either their utility bill or Florida Division of Corporations 2020 registration to receive free supplies. The provided document must show the name of the business and a Nassau County address.
Nassau County businesses that previously received supplies may participate again.
Cases of supplies will be available at the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce on the following date:
Monday, December 14, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Nassau County Chamber of Commerce
961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101-G
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Supply distribution is available for every Nassau County business, while supplies last. For more information about this program, please contact the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce at (904) 261-3248 or info@NassauCountyFLChamber.com.
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