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Standard Marine Building has new owners

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst June 20, 2021 The Standard Marine building…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By John Bond June 19, 2021 Editor’s Note: Since 1984, John’s home base has been Denver,…

2 Nassau County residents aboard plane that went down in St. Marys River

June 18, 2021 News4Jax has reported that a Cessna 150 two-seat, single-engine airplane, that took off…

Pat’s Wildways: Nature at the Zoo

By Pat Foster-Turley, Ph.D. June 17, 2021   When you visit a zoo you expect to…

Breaking News: President Biden signs legislation making Juneteenth a national holiday

From the Washington Post … The U.S. Office of Personnel Management said in a tweet that…

Tuesday afternoon storm causes damage at Bosque Bello Cemetery

City of Fernandina Beach Press Release June 16, 2021</strong Unfortunately, we experienced major storm damage at…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Hal and Kirsten Snyder http://www.moonbeampublishing.org June 12, 2021 Editor’s Note: The Snyder husband and wife…

Pat’s Wildways: A Day at the Zoo

By Pat Foster-Turley, Ph.D. June 10, 2021 How many of you have been to the Jacksonville…

Veteran Bill Blitz

By Peter Schorsch Takeaways from Tallahassee June 7, 2021   Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a slew…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By John Royall June 5, 2021 Editor’s Note: We thank John Royall who was on  Amelia…

Hope Builders Program leads Simone to new career

Barnabas Center Nassau By Barbara Farnsworth Press Release June 4, 2021   Simone Stewart made the…

“Pat’s Wildways: Rabbit trials and tribulations”

By Pat Foster-Turley, Ph.D. June 3, 2021   Welcome loyal readers and new ones too. I…

DeSantis vetoes $1.5B in spending, signs $100B Florida budget

By John Haughey The Center Square June 3, 2021 Florida lawmakers last month sent Gov. Ron…

Welcome Pat Foster-Turley to the Fernandina Observer

By Susan Hardee Steger Editor June 2, 2021   The Fernandina Observer is pleased to welcome Pat…

CREED’s “Backpack Giveaway” delights young children

Coalition for the Reduction Elimination of Ethnic Disparities in Health (CREED) Jennett W. Baker, R.N., B.S.N…

Memorial Day in Fernandina Beach

By Michael Leary June 1, 2021   Editor’s Note: Michael Leary grew up in Fernandina back…

Business of golf – The Epilogue “When no one cares . . .”

Alan Prescott June 1, 2021 After decades of exploration and training, John had gone from a…

The business of golf – A golf course with an option to buy . . .

Alan Prescott May 31, 2021 “On a cold morning in April of 1981, John stood in…

Memorial Day 2021 observed in Fernandina Beach

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst May 31, 2021 Under blue skies and…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Patrick Golden May 29, 2021 Editor’s Note: Patrick Golden and his wife moved to Amelia…

Governor Ron DeSantis Encourages Floridians to Prepare for Hurricane Season Ahead of Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

Press Release Governor Ron DeSantis May 28, 2021 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis, the Florida Division…

The business of golf – Dr Divot Custom Golf Clubs

By Alan Prescott May 28, 2021 “With no experience as a golf course superintendent, easily the…

“The People’s Choice Award” presented at 2021 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – A Monopoly Car!

Photo and Information Stephan R. Leimberg unseenimages.com May 28, 2021 Editor’s Note: Steve Leimberg offered us…

Access to Health Foods improve Barnabas Patients’ Chronic Illnesses

Barnabas Center Nassau Press Release Alexandra Winsor Communications Manager Email: [email protected] www.BarnabasNassau.org Date: May 27, 2021…

The business of golf – Custom golf clubs; “Let the buyer beware!”

By Alan Prescott May 26, 2021 In my last article, I promised to write about the…

The business of golf – ” . . . golf clubs were manufactured by Americans in America”

By Alan Prescott May 25, 2021 In my previous article, I discussed the effect of one…

And another “Best in Show” at Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Stephan R. Leimberg unseenimages.com May 24, 2021   Editor’s note: A native of Wildwood, New Jersey…

“Best in Show” Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Stephan R. Leimberg unseenimages.com May 23, 2021 Editor’s note: A native of Wildwood, New Jersey (another…

Fernandina Beach Fire/Rescue – A chance to know the City’s Emergency Medical Services team

Fernandina Beach Fire/Rescue Submitted by Kaleigh Simmons Administrative Coordinator May 23, 2021 Editor’s Note: We end…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Mercedes T. Wright May 22, 2021   Editor’s Note: Mercedes Wright, moved  from Miami to…

Lofty condos will provide opportunities for downtown living

By Anne H. Oman Reporter-At-Large May 21, 2021 Some 33 years ago, Robbie Young came to…

The business of golf – “You can buy a better game . . . “

By Alan Prescott May 17, 2021 In my last article, I mentioned that there was one…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Kirsten and Hal Snyder August 16, 2020 “An unusual number of Swallow-tailed Kites have been…

Experimental Aircraft Association to hold “Flying Start” informational program – Saturday, May 15

Experimental Aircraft Association Press Release Contact: Tom Piscitello [email protected] May 14, 2021 Those who have ever…

Peter and the Wolf – A family concert to be held May 22

Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Press Release Contact: Eric Sakurai [email protected] May 11, 2021 On Saturday,…

Island voices, speaking in poetry

By Anne H. Oman May 10, 2021 ‘I’ve been writing poetry since I was a little…

Charles Albert honored at Veterans’ Memorial Park

Veterans Council of Nassau County Press Release Submitted by Cara Curtin May 5, 2021    …

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Stephan R. Leimberg April 27, 2021 Editor’s note: A native of Wildwood, New Jersey (another…

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…

Old Town Sugarberry named “Florida Challenger”

By Chris Hastings April 30, 2021 Just in time for Arbor Day, the giant Sugarberry Tree…

Lady A helps drive successful 2021 Heart Ball

First Coast American Heart Association Press Release April 29, 2021 Headlined by Lady A, the multi-Platinum,…

Catch a Florida Memory in the prime of springtime

Media Release April 29, 2021   Springtime means tight lines for many anglers. With winter in…

The business of golf – Professional jealousy

By Alan Prescott April 29, 2021 Links to previous articles: “The business of golf – It…

April’s “Pink Moon” as seen from Amelia Island

Photo by Stephen R. Leimberg unseenimages.com April 27, 2021 According to the Farmers’ Almanac, a “Super…

The prestigious “Amelia” spotlights Dr. Cade’s prized President

Media Release Cade Museum April 27, 2021   Dr. James Robert Cade, the trailblazing namesake of…

The business of golf – “He noticed a familiar face hitting golf balls . . .”

By Alan Prescott April 26, 2021 Previous articles: “The business of golf – It takes a…

Mark Foxworth to serve as City of Fernandina Beach Chief of Police

City of Fernandina Beach Press Release Submitted by Mary Hamburg Digital Communications Specialist www.fbfl.us April 23,…

1 bar, 2 restaurants don’t make a city – An opinion

By Faith Ross City Resident and Former Musician April 19, 2021 Editor’s Note: Faith Ross is…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Stephen Mintz April 17, 2021 Editor’s Note: Stephen H. Mintz, MD is a retired pediatrician,…

Police Chief Jim Hurley delivers message to the community

City of Fernandina Beach Police Department April 16, 2021 Editor’s Note: Fernandina Beach Police Chief Jim…

Front Porch Beads to host “Arts & Crafts Pop-Up Sale” – Sunday, April 18

By Karen Thompson Features Reporter April 14, 2021     Front Porch Beads will host a…

Only one “No” (CRA) for Final Election results in City of Fernandina Beach Special Election for City Charter Changes

By Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst April 13, 2021   With all the votes counted, the…

Looking for treasure on Amelia Island

By Kathleen Hardee Arsenault April 12, 2021 ” . . . reported by the Jacksonville Journal…

The long and winding roads to and from Amelia Island

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst April 12, 2021 Commuters to and from…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Bill Birdsong April 10, 2021   Editor’s Note: William Birdsong was born in Jacksonville, Florida…

The business of golf – “The Evening School of Golf”

By Alan Prescott April 9, 2021 Excerpt from the previous articles and links: “The business of…

Metal detector operator extraordinaire finds local treasures

By Chip Kirkpatrick April 7, 2021 Editor’s Note: Local resident Chip Kirkpatrick a metal detector operator…

Boys & Girls Clubs name “Youth of the Month” for March

Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County Press Release Submitted by Andrew Schmidt April 6, 2021…

The business of golf – ” . . . when your golf game is good, your business is bad”

By Alan Prescott April 7, 2021 Excerpt from the previous articles and links: “The business of…

The business of golf – ” . . . another professional . . . came from Brooklyn. His name was Wiffey Cox.”

By Alan Prescott April 4, 2021 Editor’s Note: This is the second article Alan has written…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Carollee Addams April 2, 2021 Editor’s Note: Carollee Addams moved to Fernandina Beach from Naples,…

Fernandina Beach Golf Course opens Top Tracer on Saturday at 10

City of Fernandina Beach March 26, 2021    

Midori: Making Music, Building Connections

By Anne H. Oman Reporter-At-Large March 25, 2021 When she was a toddler in Osaka, Japan,…

Remembering “Hidden Figures” of Nassau County during Women’s History Month

By Jennett Wilson Baker In collaboration with various members of the African American Community March 24,…

CREED supplies gift bags for spring break

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

Barnabas Center Nassau’s pandemic response – “We took our walls down to serve our community.”

Barnabas Center Nassau March 23, 2021 Editor’s Note: This video, played at the Fernandina Beach City…

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…

Be careful what you ask for

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst March 22, 2021 The City of Fernandina…

Tough times, tougher women

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst March 21, 2021 March is Women’s History…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Art Barry March 19, 2021   Editor’s Note:  For over 50 years, Art Barry and…

Midori is coming to Amelia Island!

Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Press Release March 18, 2021 Midori, world-renowned violinist, will perform on…

Remembering “Hidden Figures’ during Women’s History Month – Healthcare workers

By Jennett Wilson Baker March 16, 2021 Editor’s Note: Jennett Wilson Baker, a native of Fernandina,…

Tips to help people and pets safely co-exist with alligators

Media Release March 15, 2021   Warm spring weather means Florida’s state reptile – the American…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Stephen Mintz March 13, 2021 Editor’s Note: Stephen H. Mintz, MD is a retired pediatrician,…

Southern Live Oaks to grace entrance to Simmons Road Park

8 Flags Playscapes March 12, 2021 Editor’s Note: To donate to 8 Flags Playscapes click here.…