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Florida Department of Health May 6 – Nassau County Daily totals show 12 Coronavirus cases

Florida Department of Health May 6, 2021

Wild Nite to feature Dr. Josh Gellers

Wild Amelia Press Release Submitted by Jay Kayne [email protected] May 4, 2021 The final Wild Amelia…

Florida Department of Health May 4 – Nassau County Daily Coronavirus total at 7

Florida Department of Health May 4, 2021

Top Tracer off to a good start at the Fernandina Beach Golf Course

City of Fernandina Beach May 3, 2021 Golf Course- Toptracer- Early results indicate that Toptracer is…

DeSantis set to remove local control over mask ordinances?

By Susan Hardee Steger May 3, 2021 Governor Ron DeSantis will soon have the ability to…

Florida Department of Health May 3 – Nassau County Coronavirus Daily total at 7

Florida Department of Health May 3, 2021

Florida Department of Health – Weekend total of Cornavirus cases at 11

Florida Department of Health May 3, 2021 Editor’s Note: On Saturday, the Florida Department of Health…

Florida adopts voter fraud bill, capping legislative session certain to live on in litigation

The Center Square By John Haughey May 1, 2021 (The Center Square) – The Florida Legislature…

Florida Department of Health April 30 – Nassau County daily total of Coronavirus at 10

Florida Department of Health April 30, 2021

Revived, adopted Florida transgender athlete ban draws scorn, legal threats

The Center Square By John Haughey April 30, 2021 (The Center Square) – Transgender activists, LGBTQ…

Weekly comments from Dale Martin – “A bittersweet day . . .”

By Dale Martin City Manager Fernandina Beach April 30, 2021 Today marks a bittersweet day in…

Florida Department of Health April 28 – Nassau County Coronavirus Daily Total at 20

Florida Department of Health April 28

Florida Department of Health April 27 – Nassau County Coronavirus daily totals leap to 28

Florida Department of Health April 27, 2021 Nassau County Emergency Management:  As of April 26th: 124…

Florida Department of Health April 25 – Nassau County daily total of Coronavirus cases at 8

Florida Department of Health April 25, 2021

Florida Department of Health April 24 – Nassau County reports daily total of Coronavirus at 16

Florida Department of Health April 24, 2021

Florida Department of Health April 23 – Nassau County Daily Coronavirus total at 14

Florida Department of Health April 23, 2021    

Florida Department of Health – Nassau County Daily total of Coronavirus at 15

Florida Department of Health April 22, 2021

Florida Department of Health April 20 – Nassau County records 10 daily cases of Coronavirus

Florida Department of Health April 20, 2021

Island Art Association YART Sale – May 1

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Florida Department of Health April 19 – Nassau County Coronavirus Daily total is 13

Florida Department of Health April 19, 2021 Nassau County Emergency Management: Nassau County CoViD-19 cases have…

Florida Department of Health April 18 – Nassau County Coronavirus daily total cases at 21

Florida Department of Health April 18, 2021  

Florida Department Health April 17 – Nassau County Coronavirus daily total at 8 – One additional death

Florida Department of Health April 17, 2021

Florida Department of Health April 16 – Nassau County Coronavirus daily total rises to 20

Florida Department of Health April 16, 2021

Bingo Night fundraiser at Amelia Community Theatre

Amelia Community Theatre Press Release By Linda McClain April 16, 2021 B – I – N…

Fernandina Beach welcomes newest police officer

City of Fernandina Beach April 16, 2021 Pete – Welcome to the community and welcome to…

Florida Department of Health April 15 – Nassau County Daily totals of Coronavirus at 12

Florida Department of Health April 15, 2021 Nassau County Emergency Management:

Nassau County report on total people completing COVID-19 vaccination hits 30,000

Florida Department of Health April 14, 2021 Update: I found a useful tool linking me to…

Florida Department of Health April 13 – Nassau County Daily Coronavirus totals at 12 – Two additional deaths

Florida Department of Health April 13, 2021 Editor’s Note:  At this time, we have no additional…

Florida Department of Health April 12 – At this time, the daily Nassau County Coronavirus cases report shows “Zero”

Florida Department of Health April 12, 2021 Editor’s Note:   Today, the State of Florida is reporting …

Belcher speaks to Colonial Dames

Amelia Chapter Colonial Dames Of the XVII Century Press Release April 2021       Local…

You’ve come along way Jim Thomas! Happy 100th!

April 11, 2021 Editor’s Note: On Saturday, April 11,  a community celebration was held in honor…

Florida Department of Health April 9 – Nassau County Coronavirus daily total at 11

Florida Department of Health April 9, 2021  

Florida Department of Health April 8 – Nassau County Daily Coronavirus total at 9

Florida Department of Health April 8, 2021 Nassau County Emergency Management: The number of new CoViD-19…

Florida Department of Health April 7 – Nassau County Daily total at 4 – Complete Vaccination series given to 20, 000 in Nassau County

Florida Department of Health April 7, 2021

Florida Department of Health April 6 – Nassau County Daily Coronavirus cases at 6, one death reported

Florida Department of Health April 6, 2021

Wild Amelia Virtual Wild Nites Features Julie Albert, MRS Right Whale Program Coordinator – April 13

Wild Amelia Press Release Contact: Jay Kayne [email protected] April 5, 2021 Wild Amelia is pleased to…

Florida Department of Health April 4 – Weekend Coronavirus Daily totals Saturday 11, Sunday 2

Florida Department of Health April 4, 2021  

Florida Department of Health April 2 – Nassau County Daily Coronavirus total at 12 –

Florida Department of Health April 2, 2021  

Community Photo Project opens April 9 – Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery

Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery Press Release Contact: Dickie Anderson [email protected] April 2, 2021 Amelia Island,…

Weekly comments from Dale Martin – “I have most enjoyed meeting . . . residents in the communities that I have served.”

By Dale Martin City Manager Fernandina Beach April 2, 2021 I walked into a small building…

Florida Department of Health April 1 – Nassau County daily Coronavirus total 10

Florida Department of Health April 1, 2021

The business of golf – “It takes a village.”

By Alan Prescott April 1, 2021 “The [high school golf ] team played on one of…

Florida Department of Health March 31 – Nassau County daily Coronavirus report at 10

Florida Department of Health March 31, 2021  

Florida bill allowing “Bed Tax” to be used for flood controls faces rising tide of opposition

The Center Square By John Haughey (The Center Square) – A House bill that would allow…

Lofton Square site for COVID-19 vaccinations – Anyone 16+ years of age eligible

Nassau County Emergency Management March 31, 2021 “Anyone 16+ years old can be vaccinated here, and…

Florida Department of Health March 30 – Nassau County Daily Coronavirus cases at 6

Florida Department of Health March 30, 2021

Nassau County’s latest vaccination report shows 42,207 doses administered

Florida Department of Health March 30, 2021  

Florida Department of Health March 29 – Nassau County daily Coronavirus reports 3 cases

Florida Department of Health March 29, 2021      

Calling all local photographers!

Story & Song Press Release March 29, 2021 Local photographers are invited to submit photos of…

The business of golf – The role of a PGA Golf Professional

By Alan Prescott March 29, 2021 There are many controversies and opinions about the way that…

Florida Department of Health March 28 – Nassau County Coronavirus daily at Sat 5, Sun 10 cases + 1 death

Florida Department of Health March 28, 2020 Editor’s Note:  Saturday there were 5 coronavirus cases reported…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by John Bond March 25, 2021     Editor’s Note: John Bond’s home base since…

Nassau County celebrates National Passport Awareness Day on April 17 with extended hours

Nassau County Library Press Release Submitted by Janet Loveless March 26, 2021   The Fernandina Beach…

Florida Department of Health March 25 – Nassau County daily Coronavirus total at 10

Florida Department of Health March 25, 2021 Editor’s Note:  With the influx of vaccines to the…

Florida Department of Health March 24 – Nassau County Daily Coronavirus cases at 5

Florida Department of Health March 24, 2021 Nassau County Emergency Management: New places and times for…

Easy click-through to schedule your COVID-19 appointment now

Nassau County Emergency Management March 24, 2021 Editor’s Note: With COVID-19 vaccines becoming more readily available…

CREED supplies gift bags for spring break

CREED Information from  Jennett Baker, R.N. – B.S. Executive Director March 23, 2021     Prior…

Florida Department of Health March 23 – Nassau County Coronavirus cases at 6 today

Florida Department of Health March 23, 2021

Midori to receive Kennedy Center honors for Lifetime Artistic Achievement

Amelia Island Chamber Music Press Release March 23, 2021 “The Chamber Music Festival is excited to…

Florida Dept of Health March 22 – Nassau County records 5 Coronavirus cases today

Florida Department of Health March 22, 2021

Florida Department of Health March 21 – State of Florida reaches milestone of 2 million total cases of COVID-19

Florida Department of Health March 21 2021 Editor’s Note:  Over the weekend, the Department of Health…

Florida Department of Health March 19 – Nassau County Daily Totals for Coronavirus at 6

Florida Department of Health March 19, 2021  

Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare honored at Plantation Ladies’ March Luncheon

Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare Press Release Laureen Pagel, Ph.D., CEO [email protected] March 19, 2021 On March…

Florida Department of Health March 18 – Nassau County Daily Coronavirus totals at 7

Florida Department of Health March 18, 2021

Florida Department of Health March 17 – Nassau County Daily Coronavirus totals at 10

Florida Department of Health March 17, 2021

Florida Department of Health March 16 – Daily Coronavirus totals for Nassau County at 11 with one additional death

Florida Department of Health March 16, 2021

COVID-19 vaccinations in Nassau County over 20,000

Florida Department of Health March 16, 2021

Fernandina Beach Parks & Rec offers “Martial Arts & Self Defense” for Girls/Women

City of Fernandina Beach March 15, 2021       Island Bushido Samurai Martial Arts will…

Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival 2021 season updates

Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival March 15, 2021 The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival’s 20th season…

Florida Department of Health March 14 – Nassau County Daily Coronavirus totals and weekly health report

Florida Department of Health March 14, 2021 Editor’s Note:  Daily Nassau County Coronavirus totals at 8. …

Florida Department of Health March 13 – Nassau County Coronavirus Daily Total at 10 and one additional death

Florida Department of Health March 13, 2021 Editor’s Note: We apologize for not posting Nassau County…

Florida Department of Health March 11 – Nassau County Coronavirus Daily Total at 13

Florida Department of Health March 11, 2021 Editor’s Note: For our readers who view the Coronavirus…

By Susan Hardee Steger
March 10, 2021

 

 

A recent E-Bay offer to purchase a 1940 First Day of Issue Commemorative Cover generated a lot of e-mail discussion with my cousins, Ernie and Clyde Davis, concerning the history behind the commemorative cover of a “CAA Seaplane Anchorage” in Fernandina.

One cousin has a vague recollection of hearing the seaplane was located at or near the old quarantine station, not too far from the Pogey Plant property.  With World War II looming on the horizon, it might have been a cover for anti-submarine purposes?

I reached out to two history buffs with a Navy background who grew up in Fernandina and had no success. Perhaps some of you might know about this event.

Background:
CAA stands for Civil Aeronautics Authority.  In 1940 there was no airport on the island.

We look forward to hearing from you.  Either comment on this post or send an email to [email protected]

Front Porch Beads donates $1,500 to Meals on Wheels for Pets to feed hungry, furry friends

By Karen Thompson Features Reporter March 10, 2021 Since the beginning of the Covid pandemic Front…

Local optometrist retires after 42 years of service

By Susan Hardee Steger March 7, 2021   After over 41 years as an optometrist, Dr. …