FERNANDINA BEACH WEATHER

Oasis delays rate increase for long term slip holders in city marina

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst January 1, 2021 Following discussion and concerns…

Oasis Marinas presents its first report to Fernandina Beach Marina Advisory Board

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 29, 2020 Effective December 1, 2020,…

“Christmas list or not” – An opinion

By Chip Ross Fernandina Beach City Commissioner December 29, 2020 Four days before Christmas I received…

Lesesne House sold for $1.15M to Nassau Trust LLC

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 29, 2020 Just before Christmas, the…

Weekly comments from Dale Martin – ” . . . 2021 should be a busy and exciting (in a good way) year.”

By Dale Martin City Manager Fernandina Beach December 25, 2020 As 2020 winds to a much…

A conversation with Fernandina Beach City Manager Dale Martin

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 22, 2020 Recently Fernandina Observer Editor…

City offices to close December 23, 24, & 25

City of Fernandina Beach December 22, 2020 The City Manager has gifted staff a mental health…

City of Fernandina Beach holiday trash pickup

City of Fernandina Beach December 22, 2020   A message from our sanitation partners: Happy Holidays!…

City of Fernandina Beach thanks Vicki Cannon

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 18, 2020   This is the…

Weekly comments from Dale Martin – ““Governing . . . should be a “public PARTICIPATION process”

By Dale Martin City Manager Fernandina Beach December 18, 2020 With no surprise, the final transition…

New FBCC kicks off first meeting with scooters, potential utility sale, annexations and trash talk

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 17, 2020 The 2021-2022 Fernandina Beach…

Fernandina Beach to hold first exclusively mail ballot referendum election in June 2021

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 17, 2020 The agenda item generating…

Fernandina Beach elects Mike Lednovich as Mayor, Len Kreger as Vice Mayor

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 17, 2020 It’s official.  The Fernandina…

The closing bell rings on Miller Time

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 16, 2020   The City of…

Fernandina Beach Monthly Budget Report: November 2020

Submitted by Pauline Testagrose Fernandina Beach Comptroller December 16, 2020 Following her monthly budget report at…

Bradley Bean, David Sturges and Chip Ross sworn in as Fernandina Beach Commissioners 

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 16, 2020   Following the November…

Partridge in a Pear Tree Planting Day – December 21

City of Fernandina Beach Contact: Dave Holley, City Arborist www.fbfl.us December 16 2020 The City of…

Tiny Library opens at Central Park

City of Fernandina Beach December 15, 2020

Atlantic Recreation Fitness Center to close for renovations

City of Fernandina Beach December 11, 2020 The Atlantic Recreation Center Fitness Room will be closed…

Weekly comments from Dale Martin – “It is an exciting time for the new City Commissioners.”

By Dale Martin City Manager Fernandina Beach December 11, 2020 Tuesday’s Run-off Election has nearly completed…

Main Street’s Butterfly Garden dedicates educational sign

Fernandina Beach Main Street Press Release Submitted by Arlene Filkoff December 10, 2020 The local Camellia…

City of Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island Museum partner to update Old Town Guidelines

City of Fernandina Beach December 9, 2020   The City of Fernandina Beach, the UF Historic…

Sturges wins a seat on Fernandina’s City Commission Group 2

December 8, 2020   With  29.41% of the city’s registered voters casting ballots, David Sturges has…

City staffers recognized for service

City of Fernandina Beach December 7, 2020  

Swim/Snorkel with manatees in Crystal River

City of Fernandina Beach Parks & Recreation December 7, 2020 Swim/Snorkel with the MANATEES in Crystal…

Marine Toys for Tots collection box at Atlantic Recreation Center

City of Fernandina Beach December 4, 2020     The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation dropped…

Runoff election for City Commission candidates in Group 2 – Tuesday, December 8

City of Fernandina Beach Press Release December 4, 2020   The Runoff Election for Group 2…

Weekly comments from Dale Martin – City employees “contribute, most often unheralded, to the wonderful quality of life that we enjoy”

By Dale Martin City Manager Fernandina Beach December 4, 2020 Added to the long and growing…

Saying farewell to the 2017-2020 Fernandina Beach City Commission

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 3, 2020 In addition to dealing…

Rhonda: the FBCC’s Dog of the Month for December 2020

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 3, 2020 Each month the Nassau…

Fernandina Beach proclaims the month of November 2020, as “National American Indian Heritage Month”

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 3, 2020   On behalf of…

Future operation of City Golf Course still in limbo

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 2, 2020 The Fernandina Beach City…

Fernandina Beach recognizes work of Anchors Aweigh Charters, Inc.

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 2, 2020 John Miller presented his…

Fernandina Beach extends face mask mandate to January 6, 2021

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 2, 2020 The Fernandina Beach City…

Don’t forget to vote … again!

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 1, 2020   In December it’s…

City salutes volunteers

City of Fernandina Beach November 30, 2020

4 options in managing the City Golf Course – An opinion

By Mike Lednovich Fernandina Beach City Commissioner November 25, 2020 There are 4 options in managing…

Weekly comments from Dale Martin – “Our neighbors need us.”

By Dale Martin City Manager Fernandina Beach November 27, 2020 Several months ago, near the onset…

A video tour of Egans Creek Greenway

City of Fernandina Beach November 20, 2020

City plants trees

City of Fernandina Beach November 21, 2020

Notice to City residents regarding Thanksgiving garbage pickup

City of Fernandina Beach November 19, 2020 A message from our sanitation providers: “To give our…

Weekly comments from Dale Martin – Brief overview of City departments

Dale Martin City Manager Fernandina Beach November 20, 2020 As the new fiscal year gets started,…

City approves $215K to repair marina fuel lines

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst November 19, 2020 Despite an objection from…

Fernandina Beach proclaims November 2020 as Right Whale Month

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst November 19, 2020 At the November 17,…

FBCC considers management options for Municipal Golf Course

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst November 18, 2020 At their November 17,…

FBCC approves voluntary annexation requests to add >39 acres to City; another 4+ acres to follow

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst November 18, 2020 By unanimous votes and…

City of Fernandina Beach cancels special events through 2020

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst November 18, 2020 In light of rising…

City of Fernandina Beach Monthly Budget Report October 2020

  Pauline Testagrose Fernandina Beach Comptroller November 18, 2020 City Comptroller Pauline Testagrose delivered this report…

A celebration of 100 years of service – Woman’s Club of Fernandina Beach

By Susan Hardee Steger November 14, 2020 An Impressive History Tucked away behind the Atlantic Avenue…

North Florida Land Trust has assisted the City of Fernandina Beach in acquiring land near Egans Creek Greenway

North Florida Land Trust Media Release Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 10, 2020 – North Florida Land Trust…

Weekly comments from Dale Martin – City Manager to recommend change in golf course management

Dale Martin City Manager Fernandina Beach November 13, 2020 A challenging recommendation to the City Commission…

Thank you Steve Filkoff!

City of Fernandina Beach November 11, 2020     Yesterday, the FBPD celebrated Reserve Officer Steve…

Nassau Habitat for Humanity breaks ground for “6 on Elm”

Nassau Habitat for Humanity Press Release November 10, 2020   November 9, 2020, a date that…

FBCC balks on wholesale City Charter change recommendations

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst November 9, 2020   At their November…

Stop work order? Why? What do I do now?

Submitted by Stephen Beckman Fernandina Beach Building Official November 9, 2020 [Over the past year, the…

FBCC ponders latest Amelia River waterfront park concept

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst November 8, 2020 At the November 4,…

City continues commitment to shoreline stabilization on Amelia Riverfront

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst November 6, 2020 By passing Resolution 2020-164…

FBCC agrees to option 5.35 acres near Greenway for conservation purpose

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst November 6, 2020 The FBCC unanimously approved…

Beach Ambassadors clean up beaches and protect marine life, shorebirds

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst November 6, 2020 Amelia Island Beach and…

General Fernandina Women’s Club recognized for 100 years of service

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst November 6, 2020 The City of Fernandina…

City recognizes John Mandrick’s 17 years of service as Utilities Department Director

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst November 6, 2020 The City of Fernandina…

Face Masks, COVID impact on City Special Events

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst November 6, 2020   As expected, the…

FBCC approves 5-year contract with Oasis Marina, LLC to manage Fernandina Harbor Marina

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst November 6, 2020 Effective December 1, 2020.…

Welcome to new city engineer

City of Fernandina Beach November 3, 2020 Please welcome City Engineer Charles George on his first…

Hawker 400 off runway at Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport

By Susan Hardee Steger November 1, 2020 Nathan Coyle, airport manager for the Fernandina Municipal Airport,…

Local Yokels identify fishermen!

October 30, 2020 Editor’s Note:  We offer thanks to the  Brandies family, and an early identification…

City Utilities Director begins the retirement life

City of Fernandina Beach Press Release October 30, 2020 Editor’s Note: John Mandrick, City of Fernandina…

Weekly comments from Dale Martin – Beach Access Committee formed

By Dale Martin City Manager Fernandina Beach October 30, 2020 Earlier this month, I announced an…

Attention local yokels! Can you identify the fishermen?

October 28, 2020   Editor’s Note: It is always fun to view old photos of Fernandina. …

City Building Costs – A Fernandina Observer opinion re-do

By Jack Knocke October 29, 2020 Editor’s Note: I owe Jack a big apology for omitting…

City sues Ocean Hwy & Port Authority

A Fernandina Observer Report October 29, 2020 Alleges Breach of Contract Seeks Enforcement of “Payments in…

The mission and staff of the Fernandina Beach Building Department

Submitted by Stephen Beckman City of Fernandina Beach Buiding Official October 28, 2020 [This is the…

City Comptroller issues Preliminary Budget Report for September 2020

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst October 28, 2020 Fernandina Beach Comptroller Pauline…

Fernandina Beach Police Department encourages responsible disposal of prescriptions

Fernandina Beach Police Department Press Release October 27, 2020 Friends, this weekend the FBPD participated in…

Fernandina Beach Main Street welcomes new executive director

Fernandina Beach Main Street Press Release October 25, 2020 It is with great pleasure that we…