Pat’s Wildways: My Birthday This Time

By Pat Foster-Turley Bucko and I were in a challenge this year: Who could come [...]


Speakers, Not Christian Enough, Tell City That Parade is a Warning Sign

By Mike Lednovich Local entertainer Brian Ernst said all he wanted to do was to [...]


Antun and Ross Force an Airing on Public Comments

By Mike Lednovich Two weeks ago, city commissioners spent an hour debating whether they should [...]


Want to Be in the New Parade? Have the Right Beliefs

By Linda Hart Green Fernandina Beach is a parade-loving town! There will be a new [...]


Zoo and FWC Partnering to Expand Manatee Care

By Lauri deGaris Tucked away behind the scenes of the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is [...]


At the Boat House, a Good Menu and Great Atmosphere

By Dylan Bailey If you haven’t had the chance to stop by The Boat House, [...]


School Board Rejects Knocke View of History Textbook

By Mike Lednovich The Nassau County School Board was unanimous in voting to deny Citizens [...]


Pat’s Wildways: Romeo, O Romeo

By Pat Foster-Turley I had a big desire for my birthday this year. I wanted [...]


A 10-Year Effort Creates a Golden Neighborhood Reward

On Tuesday, residents of the Highland Dunes Homeowners Association, a subdivision of 40 homes, gathered [...]


Hotel Developers to Get Settlement With City

By Mike Lednovich The Fernandina Beach City Commission will vote Tuesday to approve a $445,000 [...]


RV Service for the Homeless

The Coalition for the Homeless of Nassau County has a mobile RV that offers showers, [...]


A Huge Gift to the Council on Aging

  Janice Ancrum, Julie Wood, Karen Hackett Nassau County Council on Aging (NCCOA)  has received [...]


Seniors Given Storm Meal Kits

Storm season is underway, and now hundreds of the most vulnerable in our community are [...]

Take It from Chessie the Manatee: You Can Help

By Lauri deGaris In the fall of 1994, reports began to surface that a West [...]


We All Need Spirit Guides Through the World of Words

By Linda Hart Green I am not often at a loss for words. Here is [...]


If You Like a Cigar and Good Snacks, Ash Street is For You

By Dylan Bailey Located on Ash Street, a new cigar shop by that name has [...]


No Ethanol Wins State Review of Draft Air Quality Permit

By Mike Lednovich The Florida Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH) has granted a petition by [...]


An Inconvenient Truth Shadows Bean at Workshop

By Mike Lednovich There’s a well-known television commercial with the tagline, “Like it never even [...]


Pat’s Wildways: Congaree and Penn

By Pat Foster-Turley If you are looking for an interesting nearby Saturday or Sunday day [...]


The Alachua Pump Stations? Forget Them for Now

By Mike Lednovich The Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board (CRAAB) was told Wednesday that an [...]


City Realizes It Must Jump To It on Manager Search

By Mike Lednovich Tuesday was quite a day for the city. First, Interim City Manager [...]


A Magical Day in a Very Hot Swamp

By Lauri deGaris Last week, my friend Charlotte invited me to join her and a [...]


The Happy Tomato: A Hidden Gem in the Heart of Centre Street

By Dylan Bailey The Happy Tomato has been around since 2007, nestled in its own [...]


Manatees are on the Move Here, Can Be Seen from Shore

By Lauri deGaris Recently, I spotted several manatees in the Amelia River. It is spring, [...]


Charlie George Suffers Medical Problem

By Mike Lednovich Fernandina Beach Interim City Manager Charlie George has a medical emergency that [...]


Ethanol Opposition in Full Force at Packed Meeting

By Mike Lednovich An overflow crowd of concerned Fernandina Beach residents were told Thursday that [...]


Pat’s Wildways: All Trees are Special

By Pat Foster-Turley I can’t believe that it was 17 years ago that I wrote [...]


State Hurries up Atlantic Sidewalk Because of Financing

By Mike Lednovich The Florida Department of Transportation notified the city of Fernandina Beach Thursday [...]


Historic Paver Fans Meet FDOT Realities on Atlantic Avenue

By Mike Lednovich The city’s historic pavers along Atlantic Avenue will soon become history, replaced [...]


Pride Parade, Party and After-Party June 8

Fernandina Beach Pride Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on supporting, connecting and enriching the [...]


ACT Comedy “First Date” Opens June 7

By Linda McLane Amelia Community Theatre invites you to the romantic musical comedy “First Date,” [...]

Port Scrambles for Big Grant to Go Electric

By Mike Lednovich The Port of Fernandina operator, in partnership with the Ocean Highway and [...]


When Apologies Really Mean It, Forgiveness Flows

By Linda Hart Green Saying “I’m sorry” is hard. I am talking about the kind [...]


Manatee Stories Go Back into 1756

By Lauri deGaris I have a subscription to Newspapers.com. This allows me to search thousands [...]

Black Cat Pizza: Don’t Let the Outside Fool You

By Dylan Bailey Most likely, Black Cat Pizza is a name you’ve heard many times [...]


Specialist Lawyers Say Bioethanol Proposal Violates City Code

By Mike Lednovich Legal land use experts have issued their opinion that RYAM’s proposed bioethanol [...]


Pat’s Wildways: An ‘Old Florida’ Birthday

By Pat Foster-Turley Bucko had a milestone birthday last week, and he wasn’t happy about [...]


City Bond Vote Dead for This Year

By Mike Lednovich Five months ago, Fernandina Beach city commissioners said having voters approve a [...]

City Commission Candidates Running in November

By Mike Lednovich Qualifying for the Fernandina Beach city commission election has ended, with six [...]

Mitch Keiter to Run for County Clerk of Court and Comptroller

After 19 years of service with the Nassau County Clerk of Court and Comptroller’s Office, [...]

Watchdog Group Says County Finances Improving

Citizens for a Better Nassau County has released an updated study showing that the county [...]

History and Future: The Roles of Our Museum

By Wilma Allen With Nassau County and Fernandina Beach bicentennial celebrations now in full swing, [...]

Put the Parking Costs Where the Profits Are

By Suanne Thamm Dear Commissioners: It seems to me that most of the complaints about [...]

An Ode to Trees — and Their Protectors

By Dickie Anderson Live oak trees with their sprawling limbs add a dash of Southern [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Tringali Land Variance Denied by Board of Adjustment

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

First Sea Turtle Release of the Season Wednesday

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

A Commentary on Inconsistent Public Comment Rules

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

New Building Proposed at Fourth and Centre

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

Developer Reaches Back into History, Looking for an Angle

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

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 [...]

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. [...]

Little More Parking Space Available Downtown

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

Bioethanol Activists Get Little Support from Four Commissioners

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

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 [...]

‘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 [...]

New Approach Will Allow Partial Work on Alachua

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

Pat’s Wildways: Getting Older, Still Adventuring

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

RYAM Neighbor Files for Hearing on Air Quality Permit

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

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 [...]

At Twisted Table, Brunch Is a Must-Try

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]