Symphony Bus Trips Available Again

Amelia Residents in Action for the Symphony for many seasons co-sponsored bus transportation to Jacksonville [...]

Learning to Wait Is a Spiritual Discipline

By Linda Hart Green In the golden light of an early summer evening, I swished [...]

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Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls – Classic Comfort Food

By Dylan Bailey If you’ve been craving a taste of New England but couldn’t find [...]

First Right Whale Calf of the Season Has Been Born

By Lauri deGaris The full moon of November presided over the birth of this season’s [...]

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Pat’s Wildways: Possum Painter

By Pat Foster-Turley I must admit I have very interesting friends here on Amelia Island. [...]

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Remaining Floodwall Plan Comes With Three Big Holes

By Mike Lednovich Fernandina Beach City Commissioners will see a “Waterfront Resiliency System” conceptual design [...]


Library Friends’ Next Discussion

The Friends of the Library Book Club will meet Dec. 14 to discuss “Great Circle” [...]

Overdrinking Tips City Manager Into a Bicycle Wreck

By Mike Lednovich Fernandina Beach’s new city manager, Ty Ross, said he was alcohol-impaired riding [...]


Atlantic Seafood Wants Big Space Increase and 30-Year Rent

By Mike Lednovich After more than a year since taking over the lease of the [...]

Marina Projects Update

By Mike Lednovich Deputy City Manager/City Engineer Charlie George updated the Marina Advisory Board Monday [...]

Santa Claus is Coming to Hilliard and Fernandina Beach

Join Micah’s Place in spreading holiday cheer to Nassau County boys and girls via a [...]

Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Radio Play at ACT

Santa gets his day in court as Amelia Community Theatre presents “Miracle on 34th Street: [...]

The Buffalo, the Cod and the Whale: Going, Going …

Editor’s note: During our right whale calving season, this is one of a series of [...]


Indigo Fernandina Opens its Doors

By Dylan BaileyOpening its doors on Nov. 14, 2023, Indigo brings a fresh twist on [...]


Pat’s Wildways: Stings and Thrills in Belize

By Pat Foster-TurleyI was underwater, snorkeling at last in good mangroves in Belize. It took [...]


Lessons in Life from a Biting Turkey

By Lauri deGarisThe other day, I was at the barn sharing time with a herd [...]


Ross, Bean Snarl Over Invite to Ethanol Firm

By Mike LednovichFernandina Beach Mayor Bradley Bean, who works for Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM), skirted [...]


Land Use Changes Would Make City More Dense

By Mike Lednovich After nearly four hours of Fernandina Beach City Commission meetings on annexations, [...]

David Sturges Comments on Two Ethics Complaints

By Mike LednovichFernandina Beach Vice Mayor David Sturges for the first time publicly commented Tuesday [...]


In Dark Times, Find Small Hopes and Nurture Them

By Linda Hart Green I’m hearing that folks are finding it difficult to be hopeful [...]


Some Different Ideas If You’re Not Sure About Thanksgiving

By Dylan Bailey If you’re planning to eat out for Thanksgiving on Amelia Island, here [...]

Oh, Peg Leg Pete! Your Future Hangs in the Balance

By Mike PhillipsThe Fernandina Beach Historic District Council was surprised to find Peg Leg Pete [...]


Rayonier Exec Gets High Honor

The Florida Council of 100 has announced that veteran real estate executive Chris Corr is [...]

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Barnabas Bowls: A Report to the Community

By Karen Schaffnera and Donna SweetThe bowls at the heart of Barnabas Center’s annual Empty [...]

Rayonier Applies to Get Into the Bioethanol Production Business

By Mike Lednovich Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM) of Fernandina Beach has submitted an application to [...]


Pat’s Wildways: Rain and Shine in Belize

By Pat Foster-TurleyBucko and I have found a place in the world that we keep [...]

Just in Case, How to Prepare for the Unexpected

We plan for so many things in our life; weddings, children, school, college, buying a [...]

Sturges Faces Yet Another Ethics Complaint

By Mike LednovichA second ethics complaint has been filed against Fernandina Beach Vice Mayor David [...]


Have You Noticed? Amelia Is Becoming ‘Music Island’

By Wilma AllenGoogle “Music City” and you will find Nashville, Tennessee. Google “Music Island” and [...]


Native Language Unspoken for 200 Years Brought to Life

November’s “3rd on 3rd” at the Amelia Island Museum of History will be presented by [...]

How Whales — and People! — Use Songs to Navigate

By Lauri deGarisEditor’s note: This is the second in a series of 10 articles about [...]


We Could Use More Table Talk in This Community

By Linda Hart GreenDo you remember the kitchen or dining room table in the home [...]


Bantam & Biddy is a Gluten-Free Heaven

By Dylan BaileyBantam & Biddy has been on Amelia Island for a few years now [...]

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Pat’s Wildways: A Walk on the Greenway

By Pat Foster-TurleyNow that I am happily able to walk distances again after my successful [...]

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Commentary: It Was a Black Day at City Hall

By Mike Lednovich Last Tuesday in Fernandina Beach was a day of ignominy. That’s when [...]


Port Commission Gavel Passes to Miriam Hill

By Mike Lednovich Miriam Hill was elected Wednesday as the chairman of the Ocean Highway [...]

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Corps Agrees to Move the Channel at No Charge

By Mike Lednovich The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to move the Amelia [...]


Division And Insults Mar Solemn Proclamation

By Mike Lednovich What was intended as a solemn city commission proclamation honoring transgender victims [...]


Restoration Foundation Honored for 50 Years of Accomplishments

At the first Plantation Ladies Association luncheon (PLA) of the 2023-24 season, the group honored [...]

Veterans Day: a Parade, a Picnic and Later a Living History

The American Legion Post 54 of Fernandina Beach is once again presenting the Veterans Day [...]

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After Much Ado, Bean Won’t Read Transgender Proclamation

By Mike Lednovich Fernandina Beach Mayor Bradley Bean notified Fernandina Beach Pride Monday that he [...]


Mimi’s Coffee & Boba Tea Is Popping With Flavor

By Dylan Bailey Amelia Island hosts a variety of wonderful and delicious treats. However, one [...]

Who’s In Charge Here? Golf Advisors, Manager Differ

By Mike LednovichBy Mike Lednovich Fernandina Beach Golf Club General Manager David DeMay sent tremors [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Finally, a Walk on the Beach!

By Pat Foster-TurleyRecently I walked for more than an hour on the beach, something I [...]

A Park Plan Is Emerging Next to Lots D and C

By Mike Phillips The Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board (CRAAB) made some progress at last [...]

Transgender Panel Discussion at St. Peter’s

On Monday, Nov. 20, 2023, Fernandina Beach Pride will host a community event to commemorate [...]

A Short Announcement but Big News

Charlie George bounced into the Wednesday night Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board meeting like a [...]

Some Budget Juggling Gets an Executive Chef for Golfers

By Mike Lednovich Failing for years just to even break even, the Fernandina Beach Municipal [...]

A Wobble on Reading the Transgender Proclamation

  By Mike Lednovich Mayor Bradley Bean notified Fernandina Beach Pride Monday that he was [...]

Habitat to Break Ground on a Mini-Community

Nassau Habitat will break ground for its 2024 build “Berkman Place” on Thursday, Nov. 9, [...]

Commentary: Deaths We Know, and Deaths Beyond Understanding

By Linda Hart GreenI think about tomatoes when I think about my friend’s husband. He [...]

Dang Good Coffee Lives Up to The Name

By Dylan BaileyMeet Monica Risker, the heart and soul behind the newly opened Dang Good [...]

Commission Financial Reports Reveal Just a Little

By Mike LednovichFlorida’s tepid financial interest reporting requirements reveal very little about the financial income [...]

Easier Lot Division Changes Proposed By Sturges

By Mike Lednovich Changes to the city’s rules on how property can be divided into [...]

Can You See the Way a Whale Sees? Yes You Can!

Editor’s note: Among other accomplishments, Lauri deGaris is a marine biologist. As the right whale [...]

Pat’s Wildways: New England Roots

By Pat Foster-TurleyOne purpose of my recent road trip to New Hampshire with my brother [...]

Commentary — Our City Crossroads: Bigger or Better?

By Chip Ross City Commissioner, City of Fernandina Beach Two separate but opposing points of [...]

Two Bits of Progress at Port Authority Meeting

By Mike Phillips Ocean Highway and Port Authority commissioners still don’t have a well-defined plan [...]

After 4 Years, Port Tells Feds It Has No Tug Contracts

By Mike Lednovich The Ocean Highway and Port Authority, along with Port of Fernandina operator [...]

Dickens on Centre Plans Just Keep Getting Better

By Dylan Bailey Dickens on Centre, an enchanting holiday event on Amelia Island, has been [...]

Meet $1000 Start-Ups Nov. 4 – And Have Fun, Too

$1000 Start-Ups will hold its annual Celebrate Small Business Fair on Saturday, Nov. 4, from [...]

Barnabas Adds Online Market to Empty Bowls Event

A new Barnabas initiative keeps the creativity flowing at this ever-growing, home-grown social service agency. [...]

There’s help for Troubled First Responders

National First Responders Day is an opportunity to honor the men and women who help [...]

Symphony Ensemble to Focus on Harp and Violin

By Julia McDermott A performance by Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra musicians, punctuated with an intermission and [...]

Pat’s Wildways: New England Serendipity

By Pat Foster-TurleyThere are some travel plans that turn out perfectly and others that fall [...]

Two Gala Nights at the Opera at ACT

Amelia Island Opera and Amelia Community Theatre present two evenings of spirited and exhilarating music [...]

Who Should Pay for Water Hookups? Ross Says 3-2 Vote Means Residents Pay

By Mike Lednovich Mayor Bradley Bean, Vice Mayor David Sturges and Commissioner Darron Ayscue ignored [...]

City Rezoning to Protect Land on State-Mandated Housing List

By Mike Lednovich The City Commission was unanimous in protecting parcels at the MLK Rec [...]

Commentary: Port Commission Simply Isn’t Functioning as it Should

By Mike Phillips It’s time to say this, and say it bluntly: The Ocean Highway [...]

Events for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Each year, the month of October reinforces advocacy [...]

Feds Breathing Down Port’s Neck to Get Into Barge Business — But The Tug It Bought Is Too Small

By Mike Lednovich The Ocean Highway and Port Authority and Port of Fernandina operator Savage [...]

‘Shop With Cops’ Chili Fundraiser Will Be Nov. 9

The 11th Annual Chili Cook-Off Competition, benefiting the “Shop with Cops” program for Nassau County [...]

Commentary: The Wise Know What They Don’t Know

By Linda Hart Green I don’t like to admit I was a know-it-all in school. [...]

Library Book Club to Discuss Woolf Classic

The Friends of the Library Book Club will discuss Virginia Woolf’s classic novel “To the [...]

Grants for Main Street Facade Improvements

Fernandina Beach Main Street has started a facade improvement matching grant program. The program is [...]