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

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Amelia Island revealed . . .

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Metal detector operator extraordinaire finds local treasures

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

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Amelia Island revealed . . .

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Midori: Making Music, Building Connections

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

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Be careful what you ask for

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Tough times, tougher women

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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!

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

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

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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

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By Susan Hardee Steger
March 10, 2021

 

 

A recent E-Bay offer to purchase a 1940 First Day of Issue Commemorative Cover generated a lot of e-mail discussion with my cousins, Ernie and Clyde Davis, concerning the history behind the commemorative cover of a “CAA Seaplane Anchorage” in Fernandina.

One cousin has a vague recollection of hearing the seaplane was located at or near the old quarantine station, not too far from the Pogey Plant property.  With World War II looming on the horizon, it might have been a cover for anti-submarine purposes?

I reached out to two history buffs with a Navy background who grew up in Fernandina and had no success. Perhaps some of you might know about this event.

Background:
CAA stands for Civil Aeronautics Authority.  In 1940 there was no airport on the island.

We look forward to hearing from you.  Either comment on this post or send an email to [email protected]

Front Porch Beads donates $1,500 to Meals on Wheels for Pets to feed hungry, furry friends

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Local optometrist retires after 42 years of service

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Action News reports arrest following $16,000 missing from Fernandina Beach Youth Football League funds

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Boys & Girls Clubs presents “February 2021 Youth of the Month”

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Beer & G-Strings Concert features the Christiania Trio and guest violinist Philip Pan

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The 2021 Florida Legislative Session kicked off yesterday

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Family Comedy at ACT – March 5 & 6

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Local African American Trailblazers: William Henderson Peck

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Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Thomas Morris February 27 2021 Editor’s Note: Thomas Morris is a second-generation Fernandianian who retired…

The vaccine roll out: reaching out to the African-American community

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A salute to three judges in the Fernandina Beach High School Class of 1967

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Local African American Trailblazers: Emma Beard Delaney

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Black History Month Reflections

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Amelia Island revealed . . .

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Fernandina Farmers’ Market brings produce, bagels, and more . . .

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Local African American Trailblazers: MaVynee Betsch

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Amelia Island revealed . . .

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Local African American Trailblazers: Abraham Lincoln Lewis

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Ribbon cutting celebrates opening of “The Alley” on Centre Street Fernandina

Nassau County Chamber of Commerce February 11, 2021

Fernandina Beach Branch Library presents Black History program with Johnetta Cole

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The business of golf – “The Ultimate Golf Club Testing Facility”

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More rescue dogs from Puerto Rico available for adoption at Nassau Humane Society

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Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Steve Mintz February 6, 2021 Editor’s Note: Stephen H. Mintz, MD is a retired pediatrician,…

Bryant Academy “Grand School Reunion” – Saturday, Feb 20

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The business of golf – Par 3 Executive Course

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Joy to the Children thanks community

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Amelia Island revealed . . .

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Funeral arrangements announced for the Honorable Charles L. Albert Jr

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Upcoming food distributions

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Mourning the death of The Honorable Charles L. Albert Jr.

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Amelia Island revealed . . .

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The business of golf – A bit of history and a request to join the conversation

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Barnabas continues to provide food assistance to residents in need during the pandemic

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A personal message from a N C Emergency Management COVID-19 vaccine “Wait-list” volunteer

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Champion Tree in Old Town?

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Amelia Island revealed . . .

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Florida officials say they’re ready if Tallahassee Trump rallies get violent

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Fernandina Beach Market Place offers bread, produce, plants, and more

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North Florida Land Trust honors “The Beach Lady” by acquiring a portion of Little NaNa Dune on her Birthday

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Part 1 – The business of golf . . .

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