Category Archives: Arts & Culture

ACT’s 43rd Opens With a Classic Family Comedy

Amelia Community Theatre opens its 43rd season with  the family comedy “Over the River and [...]

Got Empty Shelves? The Fall Book Sale is Coming Up

Dust off your backpack, carry-all or little red wagon: the Friends of the Fernandina Beach [...]

Arts Alive Is Cranking Up in Nassau Schools

By Wilma Allen Starting next week, hundreds of local kids will be raising their paint [...]

Bartram Garden Club to hold ‘Welcome Back’ Meeting

The Bartram Garden Club is holding a Welcome Back Coffee and Tea at the GFWC [...]

Child Book Authors at Book Loft Sept. 2

Child book authors Frank and Rose Winn are a father-daughter team who will be at [...]

Book Fest: A Famous Chef and a Funny Southern Cook

The Amelia Island Book Festival guests for its 2023 fall luncheon are the celebrated French [...]

Fifth Annual Dance Season Set, Tickets Going Fast

By Wilma Allen Thanks to enthusiastic audiences and sold-out performances in its first four seasons, [...]

Only in Fernandina Beach: The Eclectic Band Sonofarious

Scott Kessler, Marcus Yew. Bottom: Brenda Kayne, Nora Wittman, Munsell McPhillips By Wilma Allen With [...]

Lecture on the Slave Ship Antelope

The Amelia Island Museum of History will host Dr. Jonathan Bryant’s presentation “Dark Places of [...]

Dolly Parton’s ‘9 to 5’ on Stage as Live Musical at ACT

By L. McClane Amelia Community Theatre opens “9 to 5: The Musical” on August 11 [...]

An Artist’s Tale: Finding Her Calling

By Dylan BaileyTricia Faulkner’s tale is an inspiring story of self-discovery, resilience, and artistic brilliance. [...]

Arts in the Marsh — Last-Minute Thrill

Are you looking for a unique arts experience surrounded by nature? Then you must visit [...]

Birdsong Photo Presentation Coming Up

The Amelia Island Museum of History will host Bill Birdsong’s presentation “Photography on Our Greenway” [...]

A celebration of Southern Grassroots Music

By Lauri deGaris Recently, a good friend of almost 40 years gifted me an LP [...]

Dance Superstar to Perform ‘The First Set’ July 13

By Wilma Allen If you’re looking for some world-class musical thrills and excitement this summer [...]

Dance Festival: Tap, Vocals and Jazz

Tap dancer and singer John Manzari is bringing his show The First Set to the [...]

Author Kevin Powers Coming to Book Loft

  National Book Award Finalist Kevin Powers, author of “The Yellow Birds,” is coming to [...]

The Game’s Afoot at Amelia Community Theatre

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson travel to the moors of Devonshire for their latest case [...]

Aloha Bagel Is a Feast for More Than Your Eyes

By Dylan Bailey Aloha Bagel and Deli made waves when it opened its doors in [...]

Hofbrau Amelia: Real German? Ja! Recommended? Jawohl!

By Dylan Bailey Hofbrau Amelia is Fernandina’s only German pub and biergarten. My question now [...]

Art Auction to Support Police Good Works

The Fernandina Beach Police Foundation (FBPF) is holding a ticketed VIP art auction to benefit [...]

Author to Speak on Florida in WWII

A presentation called “War in Paradise: World War II in Florida” will be at 6 [...]

Casual Chamber Concert With a Norwegian Flair

Join the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival (AICMF) 5 p.m. April 16 for a fun-filled [...]

Pulitzer-Winning ‘Proof’ Opens Here April 14

By Linda McClane The award-winning drama “Proof” opens April 14 at Amelia Community Theatre. The [...]

Review: New Cuban Bistro Off to a Delicious Start

By Dylan Bailey When I heard Amelia Island was welcoming another Cuban restaurant, I was [...]

Review: Fill Up at T-Ray’s

  By Dylan Bailey On the corner of Beech Street and Eighth Street, lies an [...]

Daniil Trifonov, Acclaimed Pianist, Here April 1

The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival (AICMF) presents Daniil Trifonov, on Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. at [...]

Old Town Home Tour April 8, 10-4

By Jennifer Harrison Old Town Fernadina was the last Spanish town platted in the New [...]

Review: Wickedly Good Wicked BAO

By Dylan Bailey Down an unassuming street in Fernandina Beach, lives a restaurant you won’t [...]

Garden Club to Present “Down the Rabbit Hole” Flower Show

  The Bartram Garden Club of Amelia will present Down the Rabbit Hole, a National Garden [...]

Review – Peach Cobbler Factory

By Dylan Bailey It’s always exciting when a new restaurant opens on Amelia Island. And [...]

How Fernandina Beach Came to Be Restored

The Amelia Island Museum of History will present a lecture by Buddy Jacobs on the [...]

Calling All Quilt-Lovers, ‘Quilts by the Sea’ Is This Weekend

The Amelia Island Quilt Guild’s triennial quilt show, Quilts by the Sea, will be this [...]

Restaurant Review: a Hidden Gem the Tourists Haven’t Found

By Dylan Bailey I have lived around the Amelia Island area for more than 15 [...]

A Bash to Kick Off Concours

CarCoterie hosts The Hangar, on March 4, as a kick-off to the widely attended Concours [...]

Interview: Story & Song Bookstore Bistro

By Dylan Bailey I was given the opportunity to interview Donna Kaufman, who is the [...]

Amelia Community Theatre Presents “Clue”

It’s a dark and stormy night in 1954, as invited guests arrive at the foreboding [...]

Restaurant Review: The Old/New Crab Trap Is a Delight

By Dylan Bailey The Crab Trap, at 31 N. 2nd St., was long a staple [...]

More Than a Concert: A Bridge for Peace

The 22nd season of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival continues with a timely performance on Tuesday, Jan. [...]

No More Crepes, but a Good New Restaurant

Editor’s Note: The author is our new restaurant and culture writer. Think that’s an odd [...]

Chamber Music Festival Opening Is Coming Up

The 22nd season of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival will open on Friday, Jan. 13 with a [...]

Exhibit of Amelia Excavations — Plus Lecture on Big Talbot Digs

Stories Underground highlights significant archaeological excavations on Amelia Island, from crude 19th-century explorations of native burial [...]

A Big Saturday Coming Up

Dec.10 in Fernandina Beach will be big. Not only will both the Market Place farmers [...]

It Came from the Attic: A Community Show and Tell Event

For lovers of old objects and photographs, the joy comes more from the story behind [...]

Arts and Culture Celebrates with More Public Art

Arts and Culture Nassau recently celebrated its 15th anniversary in front of a new public [...]

Holiday Comedy at ACT Opens Dec. 2

This December, Amelia Community Theatre returns full of good cheer to Pemberley, the Darcy estate [...]

It’s Time to Think About Dickens Again

“Dickens on Centre” once again will be a highlight of the season. A Victorian-themed celebration [...]

Lewis Museum to Reopen, Grandly, on American Beach

After a two-year hiatus, the A. L. Lewis Museum at American Beach, formerly the American Beach [...]

ACT Season to Open With a Witty Family Clash

By Linda McClane Amelia Community Theatre kicks off its 42nd season on Oct. 7 with [...]

A Challenge to Create Ian Memories

A Note from the Editor Mike Phillips – Hurricane Ian Memories Mike Phillips – Observer [...]

Popular Author at Book Fair Luncheon

Kristin Harmel Comes to Amelia Island The Amelia Island Book Festival luncheon, 11 a.m. Oct. [...]

Visiting Writers at Story & Song Sept. 27

Amelia Island Writers present Multi-Genre Writing Tuesday, Sept. 27, 4-6 p.m., Story & Song Bookstore, [...]

Book Festival Supporters Meet a “LumberJill”

Kristine Ochu, author of Campfire Confessions Recently Amelia Island Book Festival supporters joined in a [...]

Fall Is the Time for Community Events

As summer fades into fall, local events return. Here is a sampling from the Amelia [...]

Anything Goes at Amelia Musical Playhouse

Anything Goes Jun 30 – Jul 10 Come on a cruise this summer with a [...]

Coming to the Cummer on June 25

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens 829 Riverside Avenue Jacksonville, Florida 32204Phone: 904.356.6857   This exhibition [...]

Celebrate Juneteenth this Sunday!

Source:  Wikipedia Juneteenth — June 19th — is also known as Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, [...]

Happening at the History Museum

Amelia Island Museum of History | 233 South 3rd Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034   [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

May 28, 2022 [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Brett Lupfer May 21, 2022 Editor’s Note: Brett Lupfer is a professional photographer/videographer who [...]

Amelia Community Theatre Names New Artistic Director

May 16, 2022     Amelia Community Theater has announced that its new managing artistic [...]

Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Presents the 21st Season Final Concert – Beer & G-Strings – Musical Fireworks

Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Press Release May 12, 2022   BEER & G-STRINGS – [...]

AMP presents “The Color Purple”

May 9, 2022 The Color Purple May 19-22, 26-29 THE COLOR PURPLE is an inspiring [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . . A look back

By Bill Birdsong May 6, 2022 First Posted June 30, 2018 Editor’s Note: The Fernandina [...]

Theatre Jacksonville announces its 103rd season

Press Release May 3, 2022 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 19, 2022) – For the first time [...]

The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Presents an Afternoon of Family Fun on May 7

      May 2, 2022 “The Legend of Peer Gynt” — An Afternoon of [...]

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Presents the Mighty Oak Music & Makers Festival April 30

Press Release April 27, 2022 April 25, 2022 — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Cummer Museum of [...]

‘FAST and LOOSE’ Oil & Acrylic Workshop – May 21

Island Art Association Press Release Submitted by Ginger Bender April 25, 2022 “FAST and LOOSE”  [...]

History Museum will close for Shrimp Fest this weekend

April 25, 2022 Amelia Island Museum of History Press Release [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Lea Gallardo First posted in 2013 April 23, 2022   Editor’s note: This Sunday [...]

Painting Figures & Faces with the Palette Knife – May 18

Island Art Ed Center Press Release April 19, 2022 [...]

Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival presents the Zukerman Trio

Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Media Release April 18, 2022 Friday, April 22nd at 7:30 PM [...]