Central Station – October 2007

Amelia National Golf & Country Club Opens New 25,000 Square Foot Clubhouse, 40 “Founder’s Home Sites” That Come With Golf Club Memberships


JACKSONVILLE, FL – Amelia National Golf & Country Club recently opened a new 25,000 square foot clubhouse facility that includes state-of-the-art fitness center, resort style swimming pool, golf shop, a dining room that seats 104 and a lounge that seats 48.
Andy Crowe, general manager of Amelia National Golf & Country Club, said the community, located in Nassau County west of Amelia Island, recently opened 40 “Founder’s Home Sites” in the new phase.
Founder’s Home Sites –– which include memberships in the Amelia National Golf Club –– range in size from one-quarter acre to one-half acre. Founder’s Home Sites are priced from $215,000 to $240,000, Crowe said. ICI Homes is the developer and builder of Amelia National Golf & Country Club.

About ICI Homes.
ICI homes, ranks among the top 100 builders by Builder magazine and is one of the largest privately owned homebuilder in the U.S. The 27-year-old firm builds new homes and resort facilities in the Volusia-Flagler region as well as Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa.

GINN OPEN TICKETS ON SALE NOW


PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL – Frenchman’s Reserve, the prestigious country club community developed by Toll Brothers in eastern Palm Beach Gardens, has been ranked the number one Best Wedding Venue on the 2007 WPBF 25 A-List, based on a consumer poll by CityVoter. CityVoter provides metro guides for ABC-affiliate WPBF-TV 25 in Palm Beach County, as well as for other leading media companies that want to establish their website as a premier destination for local information. “We’re very proud of our facilities at Frenchman’s Reserve,” said club General Manager Gary Collins. “Just to be nominated was a great honor. This recognition speaks volumes about our top-notch team, including Director of Catering Pat Saylor. Frenchman’s Reserve’s elegant Grande Clubhouse can accommodate up to 300 guests in a sophisticated, Mediterranean-inspired setting.
“The nicest thing about this recognition is that it was a people’s choice award. Brides, grooms and our vendors nominated and voted for Frenchman’s Reserve,” Saylor said.
For more information about Frenchman’s Reserve, visit FrenchmansReserve.com, call 561-799-5660.
Facilities at Frenchman’s Reserve are available to the public for special events on a limited basis. For details, contact Pat Saylor at 561-630-0333.

HARMONY APPROVED FOR NEW “PAWS ON THE PATIO”


Harmony, FL- Greenside’s Restaurant is kicking of a new and exciting dining feature on Friday, November 2 with a special event celebrating the arrival of Café Canine. Beginning at 4:00 PM with a “ribbon chewing” ceremony, the unveiling of Greenside’s Café Canine will give patrons an opportunity to "paws” on the patio with their pups.
Since Harmony is a pet-friendly community, establishing Café Canine was a natural evolution for Greenside’s Restaurant,” said Brock Nicholas, general manager of Greenside’s Restaurant.
Osceola County recently approved a “Doggie Dining” ordinance whereby certain establishments could apply for a permit to allow dog and dog owner tandem dining. The County unrolled the plan to allow this feature to only a few select sites. The code mandates appropriate sanitation requirements as well as clearly defines approved areas within the dining establishment.
Greenside’s Café Canine will be open to the general public in addition to Harmony’s residents. Hours of operation will be Monday through Saturday from 5pm – 9pm, and Sunday from 11am – 9pm.
All dogs attending the November 2nd event will receive an opening day free gift from Harmony and be able to sample the new limited puppy specialty menu. All dogs must be accompanied by their owners to receive these treats. Local pet service companies will also be on hand the day of the opening.
For instance, Photohound dog photography will be present for dog owners that would like to capture an image with their special pooch during the event as well as McGruff the Crime Dog and the Osceola K-9 Unit!
For more information about Greenside’s Café Canine at Harmony, please call (407) 891-8525, or visit Greenside’s Restaurant at www.harmonygolfpreserve.com.

LATERA LINKS RECOGNIZED WITH A 2007 ST. JOHNS COUNTY PARADE OF HOMES AWARD ST. AUGUSTINE, FL



Laterra Links’ director of sales Tracey Falby (center) accepts a St. Johns County Parade of Homes Judge’s Choice award from Ed Paucek (left), first vice chair of the St. Johns Builders Council, and Bruce Peters, first vice president of Northeast Florida Builders Association.
The St. Johns Builders Council recently recognized Laterra Links’ beautiful coach homes with a Judge’s Choice award in the 2007 St. Johns County Parade of Homes competition. The award was given for the community’s Pebble Beach home design in the condominium home category with a price of more than $500,000. “As the only coach home community in Northeast Florida, we are thrilled to receive an award of this caliber from such a distinguished competition,” said Tracey Falby, director of sales for Laterra Links. “We hope visitors will stop by our community and discover why our luxury residences are deserving of such recognition.” Laterra Links’ Pebble Beach floor plan features 2,783 square feet of air-conditioned living space and an attached two-car garage with private entry. Private elevators take residents to their second-floor home, which features a separate livingroom and den, master suite with expansive bay windows, a screened lanai with sliding glass pocket doors and designer tile flooring in the foyer, hallway, kitchen and bathrooms. The gourmet kitchen has granite countertops, designer cabinetry, an island workstation and a sunny breakfast nook while the lavish master bathroom includes a cultured marble Roman tub, a separate frameless glass shower and dual Corian vanities.
For more information, call (904) 940-5388 or visit www.laterralinks.com.