This article is adapted from https://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/plants/trees-and-shrubs/shrubs/yaupon-holly.html to give AIP residents ideas for plants to incorporate into their Florida Friendly Landscapes. It is part of efforts by the Environmental Resources Committee to provide information to our residents. Add wildlife interest and winter color to your yard with yaupon holly, one of the most durable and adaptable of the small-leaved evergreen hollies for Florida landscapes. CharacteristicsLike many other hollies, yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria) is an evergreen shrub or tree that is loved for the colorful berries it produces on the female plants. Yaupon is dioecious which means that male and female flowers… Read More »
Breakfast at The Oaks September 23
Join us from 8-11 am Saturday, September 23, for Breakfast at The Oaks. Celebrate the first day of fall by leaving the cooking to someone else! Sunshine and Bakin will be serving home-style favorites including breakfast sandwiches and platters, its signature Heavenly Bread, and daily specials. Cash and credit cards accepted. Get your food to go or enjoy it on the porch and patio or inside at the Clapper Rail. Complimentary coffee and a water bottle filling station are always available to our members inside The Oaks, 203 Sea Marsh.
Q: What was a hit? A: Trivia Night at The Oaks
Game Night at The Oaks returned from summer hiatus on September 18 with the always popular Trivia Night. Almost 50 people came out for an evening of brain-teasing fun led by Trivia:30. The winning teams were: 1st Place — Einsteins on Wine2nd Place — Haven’t Got a Clue3rd Place — Exit Strategy Join us when Bingo! with Emily returns at our next Game Night on October 16.
Live Music returns to The Oaks September 14
Join us from 5-8 pm Thursday, September 14, at The Oaks, 203 Sea Marsh, as Live Music returns from summer hiatus with an added feature! Endless summer continues as the acoustic duo of Sons of Beaches entertains with classic rock, beach, country and more. In response to community feedback, we’ll also have a local food truck on site for Live Music moving forward. Of course, everyone is still welcome to bring their own food and beverages to enjoy. We’ll launch this new tradition September 14 with Noelle’s Crunchy Taco which specializes in — you guessed it — crunchy tacos served… Read More »
Food Truck Night returns September 6
Join us on the first Wednesday of the month for casual dining at The Oaks, 203 Sea Marsh. We feature select food trucks from around Nassau County and Jacksonville and The Tavern by AIBC selling beer, wine and specialty drinks. Most vendors accept cash and credit cards. Grab a meal to go or enjoy it at The Oaks with your friends and neighbors. Making its Food Truck Night debut September 6 will be First Coast Crepes & Coffee serving fresh, made-to-order crepes, savory and sweet options. Ma and Pop returns to serve up down-home Southern favorites including wings, seafood and… Read More »
New Neighbor Meet & Greet September 6
If you are new to AIP and looking to make connections with other residents, join us at our New Neighbor Meet & Greet from 4-5 pm Wednesday, September 6, at The Oaks, 203 Sea Marsh. The event includes a brief welcome and tours of the community center. The New Neighbor Meet & Greet will be immediately followed by our first Wednesday of the month Food Truck Night. Come out to The Oaks, meet some fellow newcomers, get the lowdown on living in AIP, and stay for some great food!
Hurricane season preparations for your trees
What the homeowner can and must do to prevent possible damage in your yard and on your home and buildings Study your yard and see if there is anything that you can do before you call an expert, be it your landscape company or an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)-certified arborist. It is important that you seek out an ISA-certified arborist when dealing with your trees. In your landscape you may find dead or broken limbs and even plants that need only a trim with hand clippers or a pull out of the landscape. Homeowner, do you ever walk around… Read More »
Monthly programming returns to The Oaks in September!
First Wednesdays | Food Truck Night Sept 6 | First Coast Crepes & Coffee + Ma and Pop Second Tuesdays | Live Music Sept 14 | Sons of Beaches + Noelle’s Crunchy Tacos Third Mondays | Game Night Sept 18 | Trivia + Hot Dog House Fourth Saturdays | Breakfast at The Oaks Sept 23 | Sunshine and Bakin
Community author featured at Thoughtful Thursday
Calling all readers! We’re shining a spotlight on authors at our next two Thoughtful Thursdays. First up at 5 pm August 24 is AIP’s own Capt. Pat Gordon, a pilot and storyteller who will regale us with tales from his early flying days recounted in his book “Fly the Friggin’ Airplane!” A gifted storyteller, Pat will take us through his adventures as a student of flying — from flying a biplane he named Betty to Oshkosh to delivering an F-27 turboprop to Rangoon — and the life lessons he learned along the way. Doors open at 4:30 pm to mix… Read More »