1/5/22 @ 3:45 p.m. - The Nassau County Public Library System is hoping to implement a one-on-one technical program for patrons wishing to expand their technical skills and are currently searching for tech-savvy individuals who would be willing to volunteer their time and services.
The dates/times for the programs have not yet been determined, however their plan is to have the tech program available at the Fernandina Beach, Callahan and Yulee locations.
Share your expertise by coaching adults as they learn tech skills
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Want more information? Please contact Julie Cannavino at email@example.com.
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Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Provides Weekly Reemployment Assistance Update - January 6
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) issued its weekly Reemployment Assistance updates. Daily updates can be found on the Reemployment Assistance (RA) Claims Dashboard.
Update to the Amount of Reemployment Assistance Benefit Weeks
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The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity combines the state’s economic, workforce, and community development efforts, expediting economic development projects to fuel job creation in competitive communities and promote economic resiliency. For more information, including valuable resources for employers and job seekers, please visit www.FloridaJobs.org.
The Florida Department of Health - Nassau has provided the below graphic showing FREE COVID-19 testing locations offered by the Department of Health, as well as locations where individuals can obtain Rapid Antigen Tests (home test kits).
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the Florida Department of Health - Nassau at (904) 875-6100, Option 1.
1/4/22 @ 1:00 p.m.
Amelia Island's tree canopy has communal benefits that preserve the health, safety and general well-being of those residing on Amelia Island, including storm protection, stormwater drainage and treatment, soil stabilization and strengthening, and serving to counter-heat island effects.
In May 2021, the Amelia Island Tree Protection Working Group completed its five-year mission in drafting a new Tree Protection Ordinance, modifying the existing Ordinance passed in 2008, as well as modifying Section 37.02, 37.05 and Article 32 of the Land Development Code.
The Nassau County Board of County Commissioners adopted the updated Amelia Island Tree Ordinance, Ordinance No. 2021-012, on August 9, 2021 with an effective date of February 7, 2022.
As outlined in the Ordinance, the Board of County Commissioners is creating an Amelia Island Tree Ordinance Commission to assist in the administration of the Ordinance. Duties are as follows:
The Board of County Commissioners is currently seeking volunteers to serve on the Amelia Island Tree Ordinance Commission. The Commission shall, to the extent possible, include five (5) voting members meeting the following criteria:
Voting members shall be appointed for staggered, three year terms. Applications will be accepted beginning today through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 4, 2022. To apply online, please click here.
If you have any questions, contact the Planning Department at (904) 530-6300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Yulee, Fla — Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare’s Family Support Group meetings are now held at The Journey Church, 95707 Amelia Concourse, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. The group meets the second Tuesday of every month from 5:30-7PM.
The Family Support Group is a bereavement group for family members and friends who have lost a loved one to suicide or overdose. It is an open support group, facilitated by a mental health professional from Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare.
For more information on the support group, please click here or contact Kayla Woodle at 904.225.8280, ext. 473 or email@example.com.
About Starting Point
Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare provides mental health and substance abuse treatment services to children, teens and adults in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. The non-profit agency serves more than 3,000 individuals each year and has been serving the region for more than 29 years. Starting Point is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). For more information, please visit www.spbh.org.
Hagerty, which six months ago added the Amelia Island Concours to its growing portfolio, has announced that the annual Florida collector car event will henceforth be known as The Amelia. The rebranding includes a new logo, a reimagined schedule of events, and a recently launched website. Officials said the changes “are indicative of the event’s evolution—an effort to innovate while honoring tradition.”
This year’s gathering, scheduled for March 3–6, will feature an all-new Cars & Community suite of events on Saturday. Activities include the well-established and renamed Cars & Caffeine, a 1980s and ’90s-focused RADwood display, the fun and low-brow Concours d’Lemons, and The Amelia’s first-ever Kids Zone. A portion of every Cars & Community ticket sold will support local and national charitable partners.
Previous attendees can look forward to a fresh take on Saturday evening’s traditional Gala. Sunday’s concours showfield will continue to reflect automotive excellence, along with new family-friendly features and enhanced hospitality and dining options.
The Amelia’s new logo design showcases the event’s framed initials and represents Hagerty’s goal to save driving and car culture for future generations.
“The Amelia is truly a motoring event like no other and we wanted a logo that reflected its strength and uniqueness,” says Tarra Warnes, Hagerty’s Vice President of Creative Strategy.
Special concours classes at the 2022 event will include anniversary celebrations of the 24 Hours of Daytona (60th) and the 12 Hours of Sebring (70th), as well as the 75th anniversary of Ferrari, 100th anniversary of Lincoln, and the 90th anniversary of the 1932 Ford. Additional concours features will include the interesting vehicles of the Davis Motorcar Company, Indy roadsters, aluminum Porsche race cars, Waterhouse Coachwork, and more.
Tickets for the weekend events will go on sale later this month.
Fernandina Beach's Nelson and Associates Insurance is launching a local health page and video series focusing on making our Nassau County community healthy. The new series of videos called Healthcare Timeouts are created to share sustainable tips, tricks and techniques for a healthier you.
Where does your business come in?
Nelson and Associates Insurance is looking to interview local people or businesses to learn about their product or service and how it pertains to health. The team is looking to highlight health in ALL forms.
If you are interested, please reach out to their Director of Marketing and Public Relations Katie Connors at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (904) 326-3288.
1/4/22 @ 8:45 a.m. - At the Monday, December 13, 2021 meeting, the Board appointed Commissioner Aaron Bell as Chairman and Commissioner Jeff Gray as Vice Chairman for 2022. A new Chairman and Vice Chairman are appointed annually. The Chairman's role is to conduct meetings following Roberts Rules of Orders, a widely used parliamentary procedure in the U.S. designed to make meetings as efficient as possible. Should the Chairman of the Board be absent from a meeting, the Vice-Chairman steps in to fill the Chairman's role.
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Nassau County Council on Aging
Submitted by Liz Dunn
January 4, 2022
The Amelia Cruizers Car Club of Fernandina Beach surprised Nassau County Council on Aging (NCCOA) with a drive-by donation, Dec. 29, 2021, following last year’s successful 25th Annual Car Show in downtown Fernandina. The show attracts car owners and enthusiasts from throughout Northeast Florida and beyond.
Pictured with a 1965 Ford Falcon (left) and a 1970 Ford Mustang are (from left to right) Amelia Cruizers President Gene Freund, NCCOA President & CEO Janice Ancrum, Member Sharron Wagner and Car Show Chairman Earl Wagner.
January 3, 2022
YULEE, Fla. (December 22, 2021) – Pet Paradise, a Florida-based comprehensive pet care, health and wellness provider, opened its newest location in Yulee, Florida on Dec. 22, 2021. The location is its 46th in the United States.
“As a growing company with over 1,500 team members and nearly 50 locations, our team is paving the way for providing innovative, high-quality pet care across the country,” said Fernando Acosta-Rua, President and CEO of Pet Paradise. “Our locations provide our customers peace of mind and comprehensive pet care all under one roof.”
Pet Paradise is the only trusted name in pet care that offers overnight boarding, resort-style day camp, specialized veterinary care and professional grooming under one roof. The rapidly growing brand currently operates 11 other locations in Northeast Florida.
“We targeted the rapidly growing Yulee and Amelia Island communities to serve the increased demand for quality pet services in a desirable and convenient location,” said Acosta-Rua.
A day in Paradise isn’t complete without playtime. The resort day camp offers a swimming pool, jungle gym, synthetic grass and indoor play spaces, as well as Tiny Town for dogs under 30 pounds. Report cards and live webcams are also available to ensure peace of mind for pet parents.
The resort’s boarding space includes air-conditioned suites for dogs and comfortable cat condos. Pet parents can also arrange appointments at the on-site grooming facility and in-house veterinary clinic, offering services from exams to diagnostics. The resort offers packages such as Camp + Care for convenient day camp and veterinary care in one stop.
Pet Paradise Amelia is located at 463393 State Road 200, Yulee, Florida 32097. To learn more or to make a reservation, visit PetParadise.com/amelia.
About Pet Paradise
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla, Pet Paradise is a comprehensive pet care, health and wellness provider. Located in nine states with more than 50 locations in operation or under development, Pet Paradise continues to expand in the United States. Pet Paradise was ranked No. 1 for day camp and day care services by Newsweek’s 2021 Best Petcare Brands. For more information about Pet Paradise visit petparadise.com or visit our social media sites: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Vimeo.
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