In this issue

FEATURES
Many Threads, One Tapestry
Unlike others who have arrived on these shores, African Americans didn’t come by choice, but their physical toil and indomitable spirit have left a rich legacy here and contributed greatly to Amelia Island’s unique and varied tapestry. Read more.

The Lure of the Sea
With sailors, power boaters, and non-boat owners, the Amelia Island Sailing Club is a club that shares the joy of sailing through courses, regattas, and friendship. Read more.

Supporting Success
With an important fundraising milestone reached, the Fernandina Beach High School Foundation makes an impact in the classroom in a million ways.

Great Homes of Fernandina
The Lewis-Tabby House, constructed from tabby, a mixture of oyster shells and cement, is one of the most distinctive homes in Florida.

Backyard Adventure
Whether you’re on vacation or you live here, looking for shells is a favorite pastime for many, and Little Talbot Island offers an amazing variety of species.

INSIDE
Everything Amelia The people, events, & history that make Amelia a special place
Galleries & Antiques Amelia’s art galleries & antique stores
In the Neighborhood Profiles of area businesses and organizations
Beach Combing Great shopping on Amelia Island
Maps of the Island and downtown, with telephone numbers
Tide Table Tides at the Amelia River
Around Town What’s happening around Amelia Island
Snapshots Islanders out and about.
In The Garden As June’s warm weather arrives, add summer color to your landscape with Spider’s Web, Mint Julip, Lucky Leprechaun, and new varieties of Dianthus.
Island Home After considering North Carolina, Miami, and Tampa, Laurie and Ken Byrns found Amelia Island and built a home with stunning views of the marsh and the Amelia River.
Eating Scene Located in the heart of Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island Coffee is a comfortable café serving coffee, teas, fresh pastries, breakfast, great wraps and sandwiches, and ice cream. Read more.
Open House Premium real estate offerings on and around Amelia Island