Submitted by Phillip Scanlan
Amelia Island Trail team – Co-Chair
Friends of The Amelia Island Trail, Inc. www.AmeliaIslandTrail.org
Over the past few weeks print media has included nine articles and letters about a proposal to connect our FL and GA trail networks by ferry via Cumberland Island, which is a national park. Headlines have included:
3/28/14 Bicycles may blaze trail on Cumberland
3/28/14 Fernandina ferry to Cumberland?
4/2/14 St. Marys adamant about keeping ferry
4/4/14 Golden Geese
4/9/14 Gold Rush on Cumberland?
4/16/14 Cumberland Island Preservation
There have been similar headlines in the Brunswick, GA and Times Union, Continue reading →
The City of Fernandina Beach has established qualifying dates for the November 4, 2014 City Commission general election. Candidates interested in running for either the Group 2 or Group 3 seat must complete filing requirements between July 7 and August 8, 2014. Charlie Corbett and Sarah Pelican, neither of whom to date has officially indicated whether he or she will seek reelection this fall, currently hold those seats.
Potential candidates may open campaign accounts, appoint campaign treasurers and collect petition signatures before the formal qualification period begins. Questions regarding the qualification process may be directed to Fernandina Beach City Clerk Caroline Best, (904) 310-3115 or email@example.com. The City of Fernandina Beach has contracted with the Nassau County Supervisor of Elections to conduct the city election on November 4 and a run-off election if necessary on December 9, 2014.
This year city elections will coincide with county elections. According to the Supervisor of Elections website, the following individuals have filed to run for the county elected positions below: Continue reading →
After several months of reading letter after letter, article after article, and listening to opinion after opinion about everything from valet parking to cutting down a tree on private property, I wonder if it is time for the facts to be stated about the upcoming St. Michael Catholic Church construction project?
Fact: The purpose of the upcoming construction is twofold; firstly to repair the Bell Tower which is over 4” out of plumb and causing stress cracks in the Church, and secondly to expand the Church to allow all parishioners a seat during services. The Church is not gaining more people, it is simply attempting to provide seats for parishioners who are already attending Mass.
Fact: The expansion and repair to the church is scheduled to begin on May 12th, 2014. The repair to the Bell Tower and the expansion will take approximately one year.
Fact: During the year long construction phase, Mass will be conducted in Continue reading →
Classes offered by Martha Bennett, MA
Open Focus Coach
Stress (negative) is in the news more and more, and many of us suffer from its effects. Stress accumulates and can have undesirable effects on your life (depression, anxiety, fatigue, physical tension, chronic pain, and impaired function to name a few) even making you sick. Some scientists and physicians believe that most illness is caused by stress.
Dr. Les Fehmi a psychologist and specialist in neurofeedback has developed Open-Focus Continue reading →
A great time was had by all at yesterday’s American Youth Bicycle Rodeo. Sponsored by the Fernandina Beach Utility Department and the Fernandina Beach Police. Financial support was provided by the Continue reading →