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Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Carollee Addams September 18, 2021 Editor’s Note: Carollee Addams moved to Fernandina Beach from Naples,…

Pat’s Wildways: Leaping Lizards

Pat Foster Turley September 16, 2021 Many of you living here in Nassau County are very…

Nassau Habitat for Humanity welcomes new owners into its first townhouse

By Susan Hardee Steger September 15, 2021 It was a joyous day Saturday for when two…

Friends team up to raise funds for Barnabas

Barnabas Center Nassau Press Release Alexandra Winsor, Communications Manager www.BarnabasNassau.org September 14, 2021 Liza Cotter and…

CAP Mission Statement: Volunteers serving America’s communities, saving lives, and shaping futures.

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst September 14, 2021 Fernandina Beach’s Municipal Airport…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Stephan R. Leimberg unseenimages.com September 11, 2021 Editor’s note: A native of Wildwood, New Jersey…

Remembering September 11, 2001

September 10, 2021   Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks. A…

Pat’s Wildways: Free-ranging chickens of the Keys

By Pat Foster-Turley September 9, 2021 I’m sure many of you have heard about the chicken…

Pat’s Wildways: The Reef is Dead

Pat Foster-Turley, Ph.D. September 2, 2021 It’s been ages since I’ve snorkeled on a coral reef,…

Pat’s Wildways: “Nature Watching From the Porch”

By Pat Foster Turley, Ph.D. August 26, 2021 Pat’s Wildways:  Nature Watching from the Porch It…

Reminder … Let’s show our appreciation for our favorite downtown Postal Worker!

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Stephan R. Leimberg unseenimages.com August 21,  2021 Editor’s note: A native of Wildwood, New Jersey…

Pat’s Wildways: Gardening Trials and Tribulations

By Pat Foster-Turley August 19, 2021 Well, I keep trying to grow vegetables but long ago…

Historic Downtown Post Office will never be the same without Debbie McCullough

By Karen Thompson Features Reporter August 18, 2021 Fernandina Beach will say farewell to one of…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Bill Birdsong August 14, 2021   Editor’s Note: William Birdsong was born in Jacksonville, Florida…

Florida Board of Education to consider sanctioning 2 mask-mandating school districts

By John Haughey The Center Square August 14, 2021 The Florida Department of Education has scheduled…

Scientists in Florida and Georgia Share Water Quality Data on the St. Marys River

              Jacksonville, FL – In October 2011, the Regional Community…

Pat’s Wildways: One fine morning

By Pat Foster-Turley, Ph.D. August 12, 2021 My recent day started with a routine medical appointment,…

Fernandina Beach residents challenge OHPA over intentions to expand, close city streets

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 12, 2021 Many concerned residents of…

Judge Fahlgren disqualifies himself after Ragucci makes claim that Fahlgren is “biased and prejudiced”

By Adam Kaufman Legal Analyst August 12, 2021 Circuit Court Judge Steven M. Fahlgren disqualified himself…

Ragucci seeks disqualification of Judge Fahlgren, claiming judge is biased and prejudiced

Submitted by Adam Kaufman Legal Analyst August 11, 2021   Update: Click here for latest article…

8-foot hammerhead shark has an adventure at American Beach

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 8, 2021 Two Jacksonville media outlets…

Ross Records Request:Ragucci Fined $2000 per day; Declines to Produce Financial Records

By Adam Kaufman Legal Analyst August 3, 2021 Christopher Ragucci has appeared to treat the court…

Wild Amelia announces winners of 2021 Photo Contest

Wild Amelia Press Release Submitted by Jay Kayne August 2, 2021 Wild Amelia is pleased to…

Marilyn Bailey Evans-Jones, 92, of Jacksonville, Florida, died peacefully at home on Friday, July 23, 2021

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 1, 2021 Former Amelia Island resident…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Priscilla Footlik August 1, 2021 Editor’s Note: Although Priscilla Footlik moved from our beautiful island…

FPCA report recommends mutual respect between police and the public

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst July 31, 2021   On Friday, July…

Pat’s Wildways: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

By Pat Foster-Turley Ph.D. July 29, 2021 It’s a bit far for a day trip but…

Judge Fahlgren Sets Contempt Hearing for Ragucci

By Adam Kaufman Legal Analyst July 28, 2021 As a result of a hearing held on…

A far away but familiar galaxy

By Evelyn C. McDonald Arts & Culture Reporter July 27, 2021   Star Wars, Jurassic Park,…

Port seeks $15M RAISE grant to improve operations, security, and local economy

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst July 27, 2021 From the Port’s RAISE…

Ross Prevails: Judge says Records Rejection by Port Director “Frivolous”, OHPA Contractor “Wastes” Court’s Time

Submitted by Adam Kaufman Legal Analyst July 25, 2021 After a three (3) hour hearing in…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Dana Hermanson July 24, 2021 Editor’s Note:  Dana Hermanson and his wife Heather are part…

Pat’s Wildways: Natural History Museum and more in Gainesville

By Pat Foster-Turley,  Ph.D. July 22, 2021 If you are looking for a cool way to…

Baptist Hospital officials join Jacksonville Mayor and other health professionals to discuss COVID surge

By Susan Hardee Steger July 21, 2021 Editor’s Note: As of today, Baptist Medical and its…

Breakthough: One family’s journey through vaccination and infection

By Benjamin Morrison July 19, 2021 ” . . . if you think you are immune…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Hal & Kirsten Snyder July 17, 2021 Editor’s Note: The Snyder husband and wife team…

Musical “Kiss Me Kate” at Amelia Musical Theatre July 15-25

Photos Courtesy of Stephan R. Leimberg unseenimages.com July 16, 2021 Click Here for Tickets  

Pat’s Wildways: Closing a chapter

By Pat Foster-Turley Ph.D. July 15, 2021   I finally acknowledged to myself that my professional…

Florida associations want beefed-up inspection law, licensing of structural engineers

By John Haughey The Center Square July 12, 2021 Florida does not have specific licensing requirements…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

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

Pat’s Wildways: Fourth of July at “Our Beach”

By Pat Foster-Turley, Ph.D. July 8, 2021 Usually I avoid our beaches on the Fourth of…

Outgoing Barnabas CEO addresses Nassau County Democratic Club

From remarks made by outgoing Barnabas CEO to the Nassau County Democratic Club on June 7,…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Bill Birdsong July 3, 2021 Editor’s Note:  From Friday, July 3, until Monday, July 5,…

Pat’s Wildways: A visit to the Ark

By Pat Foster Turley, Ph.D. July 1, 2021 For years now I’ve been hearing about the…

Pat’s Wildways: Best birthday ever!

By Pat Foster-Turley, Ph.D. June 24, 2021 It was that time of year again: my birthday.…

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…