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Fernandina Beach Business and Building Starts: September 2013

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The Fernandina Observer welcomes the following businesses…

Train depot restoration rumbles forward

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst About two dozen people spent their lunch…

Presentations and Proclamations: October 1, 2013

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Fernandina Beach Mayor Sarah Pelican led the…

The FBCC rings in the new fiscal year

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst With its October 1, 2013 Regular Meeting,…

City revisits grant funding for local non-profits in FY 2013-14 Budget

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst At a half-hour long special meeting on…

And the Oscar goes to …

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Fernandina Beach is never short on history-loving…

Viva Florida! — Fernandina-style

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The sleepy little Fernandina Beach neighborhood known…

A new look for City Hall Chambers

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The seats of power have gotten much…

Patching Ash Street rail crossing

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Drivers and pedestrians may soon have an…

Jacksonville National College Fair October 12 for students and parents

News Release submitted by Florida State College at Jacksonville  More than 150 colleges and universities in attendance;…

Talking about Buddhist woodcuts and talismans

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst On Friday evening, September 10, 2013, about…

Presentations and Proclamations: September 17, 2013

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Mayor Sarah Pelican kicked off the Fernandina…

Providing the Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC) some impact fee basics

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Fernandina Beach’s Deputy City Manager Marshall McCrary…

FBCC rings out FY 2012-13 with good news on insurance claims and library project

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst About twenty people attended the second regular…

FBCC raises millage and passes 2013-14 budget on 4-1 vote with Filkoff dissenting

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst In the second of three public meetings…

Fernandina’s got the blues

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The 3rd Annual Blues Fest, that is.…

Fernandina Beach Business and Building Starts: August 2013

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The Fernandina Observer welcomes the following businesses…

Inaugural meeting of new regional archaeology group

Submitted by the Amelia Island Museum of History At noon on September 21 the newly formed…

The Fernandina Beach City Commission recognizes noteworthy citizens and events

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst   As its September 3, 2013 regular…

The library … deja vu all over again

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC), which…

Pelican and Gass tee off against Casper and Czymbor

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The final discussion item on the agenda…

First public hearing on FY 2013-14 Fernandina Beach Budget; non-profits regain some lost ground

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst About a dozen people attended the Special…

Moving On: July 2013

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The following real estate sales and transfers…

Fernandina to elect one new city commissioner in November

NOTICE OF CITY ELECTION QUALIFYING PERIOD  CITY COMMISSIONER, GROUP 1  SEPTEMBER 6, 2013 THRU OCTOBER 7,…

City awards bid for Phase I installation of Main Beach Boardwalk

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Despite concerns raised by Vice Mayor Charlie…

FBCC abandons thoughts of voter referendum on recreation land sale

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst While the crowd that engulfed city hall…

FBCC holds firm in opposition to city funding despite pleas from non-profit social service providers for support

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst City Hall Chambers were packed by 6:00…

Honoring a legend: retired Florida legislator Marilyn Evans Jones

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Close to 100 people gathered at Osprey…

The Storytelling Sims talk about Florida during World War II

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The Storytelling Simms – Wayne and Jane…

City’s new phone system to go live on August 20th at 5:00 p.m.

PRESS RELEASE  Submitted by Marshall McCrary, Deputy City Manager The City of Fernandina Beach’s new phone…

City to non-profits: we can’t give you anything but love

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The philosophical divide between members of the…

Fernandina Beach Business and Building Starts: July 2013

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst    The Fernandina Observer welcomes the following…

City still undecided on cleanup support for Shrimp Fest 2014

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst At its August 12, 2013 Budget Workshop,…

City agrees to honor FY2012-13 commitment to support library operations; future payments in doubt

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst After a half hour of discussion during…

Fernandina Beach moves forward on land issues

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst At its August 6, 2013 Regular Meeting,…

Historic Fernandina Beach Post Office NOT closing – at least not today

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst What does the Historic Centre Street Post…

Fernandina Beach City Commission talks trash

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst At its August 6, 2013 regular meeting,…

Highlighting the needs of homeless animals

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Barely controlling her emotions, Mayor Sarah Pelican…

Port Authority presents $50K check to Fernandina Beach

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Ocean Highway and Port Authority (OHPA) Chair…

City of Fernandina Beach 2013 Election Update

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst By approving Resolution 2013-104 at its August…

Withdrawal of library funding a non-starter for Fernandina Beach City Commission

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst City Hall Commission Chambers began to fill…

City of Fernandina Beach working on telephone upgrades

  PRESS RELEASE  Submitted by  Marshall McCrary  Deputy City Manager    On April 2, 2013, the…

FBCC moving forward to sell city-owned land

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst As the final item in its two…

FBCC Workshops FY2013-14 budgets for Airport, Utilities

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC) spent…

Grants to city Non-Profits in jeopardy as FBCC grapples with FY 2013-14 budget issues

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst Charity begins at home – yours and mine –…

Does Shrimp Fest have a future in Fernandina Beach?

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst During the first weekend of May, Shrimp…

Fernandina Beach City Commission uneasily sets tentative FY2013-14 millage rate

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC) held…

Nassau County School Board sets tentative millage and budget for FY2013-14

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst On July 29, 2013, in a brief…

Caring about the place you call home: an opinion

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst In early July four of the Thamms…

Folks moving on: June 2013

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The following real estate sales and transfers…

Fernandina Beach Business and Building Starts: June 2013

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The Fernandina Observer welcomes the following businesses…

Garbage in, garbage out … for $700,000

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The City of Fernandina Beach and Florida…

Fernandina Beach to re-advertise City Clerk position

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The Fernandina Beach City Commission held a…

Fernandina Beach City Commission tackles city advisory boards and their roles

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst At the urging of Commissioner Arlene Filkoff,…

City of Fernandina Beach Proclamations and Presentations: June 18, 2013

LieSubmitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter News – Analyst The Fernandina Beach City Commission honored three…

6-18-2013 Fernandina Beach Commission highlights: CRA, Charter Amendments, Fire Hydrants and more

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst After more than 3 hours, the June 18, 2013…

Fernandina Beach holds budget workshop on city marina, golf course

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst City Manager Joe Gerrity sought guidance from…

Fernandina Beach schedules street resurfacing for week of June 24, 2013

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst According to the City manager’s office, city street resurfacing…

Talking turkey about CRAs in Florida and Fernandina Beach

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm The Fernandina Beach City Commission, acting as the Community Redevelopment Agency…

Amelia Island tourism on the rise

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst According to Gil Langley, President and CEO of the…