Archive for October, 2009

How About a Gift Certificate?

No walk tonight as I’m still a little limpy so… how about a gift certificate? A $25 Fairbanks House gift certificate goes to the person who correctly guesses how many times I’ve sprained an ankle. Hint #1 – I’m a jock. I’ve played organized (and fairly disorganized) softball, basketball, field hockey, track and luge. Okay, […]

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Georgia/ Florida Game

Yes, it’s that time again. Time for the largest outdoor cocktail party in the world. And a really strong football rivalry too. This house represents what we would call a mixed marriage here in The South. It’s a risky business given the heated debates at family gatherings. Mixed marriages are frowned upon in many households […]

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Hamish and Safety

This is my buddy, Hamish, who greets me every time that I walk up the street. He lives with Sarah who owns the Celtic Charm shop on Centre Street – which many of you already know is my favorite shop on Centre. Hamish is an excellent lizard wrangler and cat spotter. He’ll pay a good […]

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Beautiful Fall Planter

The picture speaks 1000 words so I won’t add any. Fairbanks House

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A Matter of Principals

See, it’s not just the teachers that need a break. This fun group of principals from the Wellington area got a quick bit of downtime this weekend from their everyday stresses of being “in charge” of everyone. And, to add insult to my punning injuries, don’t worry ladies, we don’t tell tales out of school. […]

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Car Show

Fall arrived last night and left us with some bright blue beautiful skies for the Amelia Cruizers car show today. Centre Street was closed to traffic all day today while every space was taken with an exhibition vehicle. There was even a gull-winged Delorean. I think they missed their chance for a great photo op […]

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Signs of Autumn

We all though that it was going to be 90 degrees forever this year but fall has decided to arrive after all. We’ll be dipping into the 50′s for the next couple of nights so, if you look closely, you’ll spot something that we haven’t seen since February: sleeves. I saw somebody jumping the gun […]

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Dawgs and Gators

You don’t even have to own a calendar around here to know that it’s almost time for the Florida/ Georgia football weekend. All of the shop windows fill up with red and black or orange and blue, or both. This particular window is the Christmas on Centre shop, proving that even Santa refuses to offend […]

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An Open Letter to Our Forecasters

Dear Weatherpeople, Despite these ominous (yet interesting) clouds that floated above the island today, the rain just keeps passing us by. I know that our friends in Atlanta are ready to send it down to us and we’re ready to accept the gift but it’s just not hattnin’ for us. You said that there was […]

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Joe’s Second Street Bistro Beckons

Since I take most of my walks – and corresponding blog shots – during daylight hours, I rarely get to experience the dusk strolls that our guests get to have on their way to dinner after our evening social hour. This evening, we were privileged to be in the company of two regular Fairbanks House […]

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