In this issue

FEATURES
The Year of the Piano
Celebrating its seventeenth year, the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival returns this month with an outstanding new season entitled “The Year of the Piano,” featuring a world-class line-up of musicians headlined by piano virtuosos Yefim Bronfman and Chick Corea. Read more.

Ten Years of Yummy
Offering a terrific group of participating restaurants, Amelia Island’s popular Restaurant Week celebrates its tenth anniversary this month with another culinary feast.

Enhancing it’s Mission
With a new business center model called BRIC, the renovated Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce offers even more services for local businesses.

Amelia Island Book Festival Special Section
With New York Times-bestselling authors Lee Child and Adriana Trigiani, the Amelia Island Book Festival in February presents another outstanding roster of authors.

Backyard Adventure
A former Ordnance Sergeant at Fort Clinch and later mayor of Fernandina, the location of John Barr’s gravesite was recently rediscovered in historic Bosque Bello Cemetery. Read more.

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 January is the month to get beds ready for roses, and new Knock Out Roses introduced this year can add vibrant colors to your garden in mass plantings or containers.
Island Home After looking all over Southeast for a place to retire, Joan and John Lohr found a lot in Marsh Lakes with beautiful views and built a home to enjoy the ever-changing landscape.
Eating Scene With banquet space for 250 guests, Sliders is a long-time local favorite known for its great food and fun atmosphere, perfect for lunch, dinner, or an unforgettable wedding. Read more.
Open House Premium real estate offerings on and around Amelia Island