Monthly Archives: November 2023

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 [...]

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 [...]

Pat’s Wildways: A Walk on the Greenway

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]