Category Archives: Community

Barnabas Honors Hometown Heroes

This year’s 3rd annual Barnabas Center Fashion Show Honoring Hometown Heroes, which takes place on [...]

The Amelia Will Return Feb. 29 to March 3

The Amelia returns in 2024 with a week-long celebration of motoring excellence. Attendees will enjoy [...]

The Big Spring Book Sale Is Coming in March

The Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library’s Spring Book Sale will be held March 20-23 [...]


Want to Help Our Environment? You Need to Know This

By Candis Whitney  Did you know that there are more than 25 environmental/conservation organizations in [...]


Take This Class and Make Our Community Safer

By Jim Bollenbacher Did you know that if you experience sudden cardiac arrest, your chance [...]

Start-Ups Grads Venture Forth

The latest graduates of the $1,000 Start-Ups program have completed a 9-month program on entrepreneurship, [...]

Vintage Car Show at Canopy Way Day Program

A special event had been planned for Saturday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m.-noon at Canopy [...]

Bartram Garden Club Celebrates Florida’s Arbor Day

The Bartram Garden Club will be celebrating Florida Arbor Day at 11 a.m. on Jan. [...]

Join the Dream Team: MLK Day of Service Seeking Volunteers

Calling all volunteers! United Way of Northeast Florida is looking for volunteers this Saturday in [...]

MLK Day Panel Discussion Event to Share Stories

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Duncan Lamont Clinch Historical Society will [...]

RYAM Annual Golf Tournament Raises a Record $91,000 for United Way

Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM) and United Way of Northeast Florida last week announced that RYAM [...]

Martin Luther King Jr. Parade to be held January 15

All are invited to participate in the 46th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade of Fernandina [...]

From Grim to Soon to Be Attractive on a Stretch of SR200

By Wilma Allen The median strips along state Route 200, as you drive to and [...]

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: [...]

Barnabas Bowls: A Report to the Community

By Karen Schaffnera and Donna SweetThe bowls at the heart of Barnabas Center’s annual Empty [...]

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 [...]

Transgender Panel Discussion at St. Peter’s

On Monday, Nov. 20, 2023, Fernandina Beach Pride will host a community event to commemorate [...]

Habitat to Break Ground on a Mini-Community

Nassau Habitat will break ground for its 2024 build “Berkman Place” on Thursday, Nov. 9, [...]

Dickens on Centre Plans Just Keep Getting Better

By Dylan Bailey Dickens on Centre, an enchanting holiday event on Amelia Island, has been [...]

Library Book Club to Discuss Woolf Classic

The Friends of the Library Book Club will discuss Virginia Woolf’s classic novel “To the [...]

Amelia Montessori to Celebrate 50 Years

Amelia Island Montessori School (AIMS) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this school year and will [...]

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 [...]

Tornado Watch Wednesday Aug. 30, 11 am

Wind gusts are getting much higher, and Nassau County is under a tornado watch. Authorities [...]

Minor Coastal Flooding through 11 pm Today, Aug 30


The Island in Fiction: Newest Museum Exhibit

Join the Amelia Island Museum of History on the evening of Friday, September 15 for [...]

Only in Fernandina Beach: The Eclectic Band Sonofarious

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

Emily’s Death Has Led to United Action on Blood Clots

By Rich Donnelly First Coast News A local family’s grief has led to a new [...]

How to Help a Troubled Soul

Did you know that nearly 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. lives with a [...]

Get Ancestry Help at July 22 Meeting

The Amelia Island Genealogical Society (AIGS) will hold its monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, [...]

Florida Housing Leader to Speak Here

The next community meeting for the Coalition for the Homeless – Nassau County will be [...]

Once Again, Amelia Gets Kudos from Magazine Readers

Amelia Island has been voted No. 8 among the “Best Islands in the Continental United [...]

Peck Grads Celebrate Fond Memories

  Former students of the historical Peck School celebrated the 8th reunion banquet recently at [...]

Soccer Field Solution Is in the Works

By Mike Lednovich The Fernandina Beach City Commission has agreed to partner with Nassau County [...]

Seniors vs Crime Has a New Home

For the past 16 years, the Fernandina Beach Police Department has hosted Seniors vs Crime [...]

Leadership Nassau Deadline is End of June

Over the course of 22 years, Leadership Nassau has grown to become the most exclusive [...]

Joy and Healing at the Pride Parade and Festival

By Mike Lednovich There was an abundance of rainbows, smiles and yes, love and support [...]

An Inspiring Journey: Clarence and His Bagel Shop

By Dylan BaileyAloha Bagel is not just a popular bagel shop in Fernandina Beach; it’s [...]

Pride Panel at History Museum

In recognition of Pride Month, a panel of local LGBTQ+ residents will share their experiences [...]

Walk and Bike Task Force Draft Report Ready

Fernandina Beach Deputy City Manager/City Engineer Charlie George formed a citizens’ task force for safe [...]

Omni Joins Habitat in Drive to Build More Housing

Habitat for Humanity and Omni Amelia Island Resort have formed a partnership to help build [...]

Say It Loud: No More Anonymity

By Mike Phillips Recent events have convinced me that our reader comments service needs a [...]

The Ancient Mayhaw Is Making a Comeback Here

By Lauri deGaris Mayhaw is a variety of hawthorn tree noted for slender branches with [...]

Behind The Saturday Market: Loving Caretakers

By Dylan Bailey The Fernandina Farmer’s Market is a special place. If you’ve driven down [...]

The Nest, A Women’s Center

By Elizabeth Matthews Megan Hammond knows what it’s like to be a young woman facing [...]

Help Needed, Help Appears — That’s Community

By Tom Oliver Occasionally you get to witness an act of true community. This started [...]

Better Together: A ‘Village’ of People Helping Stressed Families

By Elizabeth Matthews Ramona is the single mother of two young daughters; a Florida transplant [...]

City Attorney: Don’t Cancel Pride Events

By April L. Bogle Fernandina Beach City Attorney Tammi Bach will advise city commissioners against [...]

Front Porch Beaders Reach a Whole Community in Need

By Elizabeth Matthews Front Porch Beads began as an effort to bring a family together [...]

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

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

Mental Health TED Talk Coming Up

A Community Conversation is being hosted by the Nassau Chapter of the National Alliance on [...]

The Riverstone Vote Is Not What You Think — Read On

By Mike Lednovich County Commissioner John Martin said in emails Tuesday that people are erroneously [...]

Are We Up to The Challenge of Buying Riverstone’s Property?

By Mike Phillips Though there’s still a lot of tip-toeing going on in county government [...]

Election Fraud Speakers Find an Audience Here

By April L. Bogle A former law professor and a businessman turned podcaster preached their [...]

A Dirty Trick at Le Clos Turned Remodel Into Oblivion

By Dylan Bailey Le Clos has made another official statement on its Facebook page, retracting [...]

Heritage Tree Trolley Tours

Join your friends and neighbors in supporting the Amelia Tree Conservancy’s heritage tree trolley tour. [...]

Conserve Nassau Goes Nonprofit

The Conserve Nassau organization has become a nonprofit dedicated to educating and engaging the community [...]

Here Comes the Big Book Bash!

The annual Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library book sale is almost here. The main [...]

Commentary: What Will it Take to Be United in Keeping Our Paradise?

By Suanne Thamm Hatfields vs. McCoys. Sharks vs. Jets. Natives vs. Newbies. Isn’t it about [...]

Old Town Home Tour April 8, 10-4

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

Leadership Training for Nassau County

The Nassau County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Florida Institute for Political Leadership [...]

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 [...]

Mystery: Port Meeting Cancelled ‘Until Further Notice’

That’s all the notification said. The Wednesday meeting is cancelled. No reason given. It’s known [...]

How Fernandina Beach Came to Be Restored

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

Commentary: Eminent Attorney Challenges City Attorney on Important Land-Use Case

Editor’s note: The following piece of advice to the Fernandina Beach City Commission was written [...]

The Bartram Garden Club Talks Roses

The Bartram Garden Club, Inc. Submitted by Linda Broadrick Secretary and Publicity Chairman Feb. 5, [...]

Interview: Story & Song Bookstore Bistro

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

Citrus Drive Delivers Local Fruit to Barnabas

Barnabas Center Press Release Submitted by Nicola Barnack Director of Development Jan. 25, 2023 Record-breaking [...]

Calling All Port Questioners – Final Open House

If you have any questions, concerns or fresh ideas about the Port of Fernandina Beach, [...]

Florida Roots Trail Race Delivers an Unforgettable Day at Fort Clinch

The third annual Florida Roots Trail Series foot race was run this past weekend at [...]

New Memorial in Fernandina Beach Honors Pearl Harbor Survivor

Executives from Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and the Veterans Council of Nassau County honored a [...]

Commentary: Townhouses in a Neighborhood That Cherishes Its History – and the Law

By Julie Ferreira The Fernandina Beach City Commission is poised to make a significant decision [...]

Commentary — Townhouses: A View From the Historic District

  By Taina Cristner Most of us are very concerned about the impact this new [...]