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Introduction to a Biologist’s Love Affair with Manatees

When you’ve spent as many hours as the author has observing manatees from 750 feet, [...]

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Real Paris Street Food on a New Food Truck

By Dylan Bailey While I might not be in Paris, a little piece of it [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Amelia Flats

By Pat Foster-Turley I had never heard of Amelia Flats until Jeff Kennard started sending [...]

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Tringali Land Variance Denied by Board of Adjustment

By Mike Lednovich After hearing two and half hours of impassioned pleas to keep the [...]

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First Sea Turtle Release of the Season Wednesday

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center and the Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch will release a [...]

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A Commentary on Inconsistent Public Comment Rules

By Mike Lednovich Corrine Garrett led off the public comment segment of the May 7 [...]

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New Building Proposed at Fourth and Centre

By Mike Lednovich The city’s Historic District Council will review a proposal for a two-story [...]

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Developer Reaches Back into History, Looking for an Angle

By Mike Lednovich Property owner Worthy Investments wants to turn back the clock on land [...]

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Just a Hop Skip and a Jump From a New Love

By Dylan Bailey Only a short walk from picturesque Centre Street, First Love Brewing is [...]

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Pat’s Wildways: Good Pickings

By Pat Foster-Turley Once again, another harbinger of late spring is here. It’s picking time [...]

The Feds Are Pushing for Their Tugboat Repayment

By Mike Lednovich The U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) is pressuring the Ocean [...]

A Plea for Action on the Waterfront Park

By Suanne Thamm Dear City Commissioners: Yours is not an easy or financially rewarding job. [...]

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Little More Parking Space Available Downtown

By Mike Lednovich There was good news and bad news about parking in historic downtown [...]

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Bioethanol Activists Get Little Support from Four Commissioners

By Mike Lednovich Fernandina Beach City Commissioners sat stoically Tuesday night as six speakers peppered [...]

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Sketches for Waterfront Park Plan to be Presented to City Commission

Thomas and Hutton Principal and Land Planning/Landscape Architecture Manager Ryan Thompson will provide an overview [...]

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‘Odd Couple’ Bringing Loads of Laughs to Playhouse

By Wilma Allen Amelia Musical Playhouse is known for its fun productions of Broadway musicals, [...]

Ahan Thai Kitchen: A Delicious Escape

By Dylan Bailey As the Shrimp Fest takes place, the streets of downtown Fernandina are [...]

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New Approach Will Allow Partial Work on Alachua

By Mike Lednovich The long-anticipated opening of Alachua Street to Front Street has met yet [...]

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Pat’s Wildways: Getting Older, Still Adventuring

By Pat Foster-Turley It’s hard to admit, even to myself, that I am getting old. [...]

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RYAM Neighbor Files for Hearing on Air Quality Permit

Tom Budd, who is a member of a coalition of local conservation groups and concerned [...]

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Dangerous Port Issues — Known for a Year — Now Being Addressed

By Mike Lednovich A facility assessment of the Port of Fernandina found conditions of failing [...]

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At Twisted Table, Brunch Is a Must-Try

  By Dylan Bailey Twisted Table is a name that isn’t unfamiliar in Fernandina Beach. [...]

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Pat’s Wildways: Farm to Table

By Pat Foster-Turley I’ve heard the term “farm to table” often these days, but never [...]

In Your Face: Port Operator Ignores Agreed Warehouse Location

By Mike Lednovich Ocean Highway and Port Authority (OHPA) commissioners found themselves in the proverbial [...]

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Keep Nassau Beautiful’s Eco-Expo Coming in May

By Wilma Allen The Wild Amelia Nature Festival’s signature event, Eco-Expo, will take place May [...]

Three Candidates Join City Commissioner Race

By Mike Lednovich Genece Minshew and Joyce Tuten have filed as candidates for the Fernandina [...]

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B&B Wins Curb Appeal Award

  The Amelia Island Williams House Bed & Breakfast at 103 S. Ninth St. in [...]

Local Plant Society Hosting State ‘Floribunda’ Art Show

By Lauri deGaris The mission of the Florida Native Plant Society is to promote the [...]

At the Songwriters Festival With a Photo Pro

By Dylan Bailey Meet Christian Denmark, a 24-year-old photographer who has been capturing the dynamic [...]

Commentary: Reflections on Earth Day

By Linda Hart Green Earth Day 1970, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I only skipped school [...]

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Pat’s Wildways: Visiting the Big Bend Area of Florida

By Pat Foster-Turley In the past few years, Bucko and I have taken short field [...]

Top Dance Company Here Again in May

By Wilma Allen One of the most dazzling ensembles in last fall’s Amelia Island Dance [...]

Residents Aghast at Amelia Baptists’ PUD Proposal

By Mike Lednovich   Amelia Baptist Church held a neighborhood meeting Monday and revealed its [...]

Dear Readers: Prepare for Change

By Mike Phillips Observer Editor and Publisher In the coming weeks, you will start seeing [...]

Judge Sends City, Port Back to Mediation

By Mike Lednovich The seemingly never-ending legal wrangling over whether the Ocean Highway and Port [...]

O’Brien’s: A Bit of Grease, Good Fare, but You’d Better Like Beer

By Dylan Bailey An authentic Irish pub experience is a rarity in these parts. So, [...]

A Fruitful Whale Season Marred by Too Many Deaths

    By Lauri deGaris On April 11, 2024 the Amelia Island Whale Ambassadors threw [...]

Your Best Recipe Could Be in a New Amelia Cookbook

By Wilma Allen Area cooking enthusiasts are invited to submit their favorite recipes for “The [...]

Airport Touch-n-Pay Idea Meets Cheers — and Doubts

By Mike Lednovich Members of the city’s Airport Advisory Commission (AAC) faced a three-quarters-full meeting [...]

Antun Files for Mayor Position

City Commissioner James Antun has filed to run for Fernandina Beach Mayor. Antun was elected [...]

‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ Opening Soon at ACT

Christopher Durang’s award-winning comedy “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” opens April 18 at [...]

Pat’s Wildways: North Florida Wildlife Center

By Pat Foster-Turley In preparation for yet again another road trip to Florida’s Big Bend [...]

First Lower Density Step Taken in Race to Beat ‘Live Local’ Law

By Mike Lednovich In an effort to blunt revisions to Florida’s “Live Local Act,” which [...]

Review: ‘Songs of the Sea’ — and More Delights Coming

By Wilma Allen Make no mistake: creativity, talent, and cooperation are alive and well on [...]

Airport to Consider Automated Landing Fees That Would Discourage Touch and Gos

By Mike Lednovich Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport Director Sam Carver supports airplane landings fees as [...]

Commentary: Want to Cut Taxes? Look at Marina Subsidy

By Chip Ross City Commissioner Citizens want to cut taxes, but the subsidy of the [...]

A Good-Deed Effort Saves Two Special Camellias

By Mike Lednovich Local developer Todd Bates, who is planning to build four houses on [...]

Historical Society Program: George J.F. Clarke and the Creation of Fernandina

  James G. Cusick, the curator for the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History in [...]

Another View of the Cross — And of a Christian Message

By Linda Hart Green Why don’t I wear a cross? You’d have to have known [...]

Akari Sushi Delivers a Unique Burrito Experience

By Dylan Bailey Akari Sushi, located just off from Centre Street, promises a delicious sushi [...]

Weeds? Look Again at a Bountiful, Useful Lawn

By Lauri deGaris According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a weed is a plant that is [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Gulf Specimen Marine Lab

By Pat Foster-Turley I’m always on the lookout for new column ideas, and over my [...]

Commentary: It’s Now or Never to Keep Our City Liveable

By Mike Lednovich The deadline is just six weeks away for candidacy in the Fernandina [...]

How will the FAA’s proposal impact Amelia Island?

By Mike Lednovich It won’t happen next week, next month, or even this year. But [...]

Commentary: Book-Banners Who Preach a War Between Good and Evil

By Linda Hart Green A number of books have been removed from Nassau County school [...]

The Surf Restaurant is a Wipeout

By Dylan Bailey The Surf Restaurant, a bar and beach motel standing since 1957, offers [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Backyard Bliss

By Pat Foster-Turley It’s my favorite time of year in our backyard. The air is [...]

City-Port Fuss Takes Another Step Toward Resolution

By Mike Lednovich The City of Fernandina Beach is done haggling with the Ocean Highway [...]

Yet Again, City Candidate Switches Seats

By Mike Lednovich City Commission candidate Charles A. (Tony) Morris has changed again to a [...]

It’s That Time to Build a Lifeguard Team

By Wilma Allen As days get longer and temperatures rise, Fernandina Beach’s Ocean Rescue Division [...]

A Journey Into the World of Falconry

  By Lauri deGaris Over the past few years, I have enjoyed sharing numerous picnics [...]

St. Peter’s Adds Another Tour Opportunity

Are you interested in Fernandina’s history and historic buildings? Join a free 45-minute tour sponsored [...]

Easter Isn’t About Eggs. It’s About Renewal

By Linda Hart Green Maybe, like me, you have driven by the site of the [...]

Magnolia’s Cafe: Rebranded, Moved and Even Better

By Dylan Bailey Magnolia’s Cafe is a new restaurant that has opened in Fernandina Beach. [...]

RYAM Invited to Tell Commission About Bioethanol Plans

By Mike Lednovich Interim City Manager Charlie George has been instructed to invite Rayonier Advanced [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Warming Up

By Pat Foster-Turley There is always something to catch my eye when I walk on [...]

Sturges Gets Indefinite Delay in Proposed Subdivision Changes

By Mike Lednovich At the urging of Vice Mayor David Sturges, the Fernandina Beach City [...]

Two Seat One Candidates for Commission

Charles A. (Tony) Morris is an announced candidate for Fernandina Beach City Commission Seat 1 [...]

Citizens Forming Up to Fight Bioethanol Plant

By Mike Lednovich Can David defeat Goliath one more time? A band of 150 hopeful [...]

Four Local Writers, Three Crime Stories and One Special Event

Amelia Island Writers presents a special event – When Crime Meets Truth and Imagination – [...]

Bretts and the City: No Love Lost

By Mike Lednovich While the owners of Brett’s Waterway Cafe want a big payday over [...]

Music Will Fill the Island Air This April

By Wilma Allen It isn’t just birds that will be singing this April. The island [...]

More Dr. Ruth Performances

Amelia Musical Theatre’s recent sold-out performance of “Becoming Dr. Ruth” is back for a limited [...]

Commentary: Six Short Lessons for Our School Board

By Mike Phillips The Nassau County School Board was treated Thursday evening to a lesson [...]

Ayscue Files to be Next City Mayor

Fernandina Beach City Commissioner Darron Ayscue has filed to run for mayor in the August [...]