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

By Elizabeth Layman January 18, 2021 Editor’s Note: For the first time, we have taken a…

Champion Tree in Old Town?

By Dr. Jennifer Harrison January 18, 2021   Chis and Amy Hastings recently bought a new…

Thinking back on the words and wisdom of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst January 17, 2021 Editor’s Note:  The Martin…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Katherine Dudley Hoehn www.katwritesandsnaps.com/blog January 16, 2021 Katherine Dudley Hoehn is an avid writer and…

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

By John Haughey The Center Square January 15, 2021   President Donald Trump supporters are expected…

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

Fernandina Beach Market Place Submitted by Judie Mackie [email protected] January 13, 2001 The Fernandina Beach Market…

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

Media Release January 13, 2021 Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 13, 2021 – North Florida Land Trust is…

Part 1 – The business of golf . . .

By Alan Prescott January 12, 2021 The other day, I was sent an article about your…

Martin Luther King Parade to be held January 18

America’s Youth Press Release January 11, 2020       The MLK Parade will be held…

Joe Winston: A Man of Honor, A Man of Action

By Stephan R. Leimberg January 10, 2021 Master potter Joe Winston, who died recently, will long…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Dr. Milton January 9, 2020   On the Miltons’ first trip to Amelia Island, they…

American Naturalist

By Evelyn C. McDonald Arts & Culture Reporter January 5, 2021 History is all around us…

“Christmas list or not” – An opinion

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

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Joseph Wilson December 26, 2020 “Bosque Bello Cemetery” Photo courtesy of Joseph Wilson Editor’s Note:…

Jobless Floridians could receive federal assistance by year’s end

By John Haughey The Center Square December 23, 2020 As many as 650,000 Floridians, including an…

Jupiter and Saturn – As close as it gets

Photos by Stephan R. Leimberg unseenimages.com December 22, 2020 Editor’s Note:  How fortunate we are to…

U.S. Naval Station Kings Bay Entrance Channel dredging, Fernandina Beach re-nourishment under way

Press Release JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Dec. 18, 2020) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District…

Baptist Nassau physician receives first COVID-19 vaccination

Baptist Hospital Nassau December 18, 2020

City of Fernandina Beach thanks Vicki Cannon

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

First COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Florida as ‘buried’ coronavirus report questions state response

By John Haughey The Center Square December 15, 2020 Gov. Ron DeSantis was at Tampa General…

Meet Jim and Carol Montgomery – Dedicated to strengthen and comfort those with Multiple Sclerosis

By Cindy Jackson Reporter December 14, 2020 The pink ribbon has become synonymous with breast cancer,…

Nassau Humane Society welcomes more rescue dogs from Puerto Rico

Nassau Humane Society Press Release Contact: Debbie Chissell Nassau Humane Society Director [email protected] December 14, 2020…

North Florida Land Trust has a contract to acquire a portion of the Little NaNa Dune in American Beach

North Florida Land Trust Media Release December 9, 2020   Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 9, 2020 –…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Patrick Golden December 6, 2020 Editor’s Note: Patrick Golden and his wife moved to Amelia…

Join Florida’s Treasure Hunt!

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst December 4, 2020   Looking to put…

Nassau County Department of Health Partners With State COVID Call Center to Assist in COVID-19 Response

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 3, 2020 Contact: Amber Teeters [email protected] BEACH — The Florida Department of…

Pull Up a Chair at Amelia Island’s Inaugural “Dickens Dining Week” December 4-13, 2020

AMELIA ISLAND, Florida (Dec. 2, 2020) – Northeast Florida’s Amelia Island is in the business of…

Florida schools to stay open, state will fully fund online learning programs

By John Haughey The Center Square December 3, 2020 Florida will continue full funding for remote…

What’s happening at Wildlight . . .

By Cindy Jackson Reporter December 1, 2020 Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed…

Front Porch Beads continues mission to support local charities with recent donation

Front Porch Beads Press Release By Frances Peters December 1, 2020   On November 13, Front…

Local nonprofit organizations address community needs in Nassau County, Florida with support from Rayonier

Rayonier Press Release December 1, 2020   Rayonier awarded $105,000 to more than 38 local nonprofit…

Don’t forget to vote … again!

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

Enjoy savings and help out local families with the Amelia Island Passport

Barnabas Center Nassau Press Release December 1, 2020 Have you heard of the Amelia Island Passport…

Senator Aaron Bean Sworn In to Serve as Senate President Pro Tempore

Press Release Office of Senator Aaron Bean November 30, 2020   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On November…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Joseph Wilson November 28, 2020       Editor’s Note: Joseph Wilson is from Nashville,…

Thankful on Amelia Island

By Katherine Dudley Hoehn katwritesandsnaps.com November 26, 2020   This will be a Thanksgiving like no…

Mocama Beer Company brings “hops” to former auto dealership

By Cindy Jackson Reporter November 24, 2020 There is nothing in the world like the first…

Local Artist’s Intricate Fabric Art on display at Story & Song

By Karen Thompson Features Reporter November 23, 2020 On Display at Story & Song If I…

Plants, Spaniards, Indians, and Migrants – The tradition of “Southern Folk Medicine”

Evelyn C. McDonald Arts & Culture Reporter November 2020 Amelia Lifelong Learning’s last program for the…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Betsy Nagle November 21, 2020 Editor’s Note: On a recent Amelia Island Bird Club trip…

Last call for Economic Impact Payments: Nov. 21 at 3 ET

November 19, 2020 by Jennifer Leach Associate Director, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC Have you…

FPU offers payment options to financially challenged customers during pandemic

from Florida Public Utilities website November 19,2020   Florida Public Utilities recognizes the financial challenges some customers…

New Board of Nassau County Commissioners begins work today

from The County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager November 17, 2020 11/17/20 @ 8:30…

The “Y” at Wildlight

By Cindy Jackson Reporter November 16, 2020 It all started “across the pond” in 1844 when…

Anonymous Donor Helps North Florida Land Trust Expand Bogey Creek Preserve

North Florida Land Trust Media Release November 16, 2020   Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 16, 2020 –…

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…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Sue Dwyer November 14, 2020 Congratulation for 100 years of service in Fernandina Woman’s Club of…

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…

Tropical Storm Eta passes by

By Cindy Jackson Reporter November 12, 2020 Editor’s Note:  This morning, Tropical Storm Eta brought occasional…

Diverging Diamond Interchange at State Road 200 and I-95 to open November 15

FDOT November 11, 2020 Editor’s Note:  We have told  that before taking on this new interchange,…

Joe Palmer’s “A Mariner’s Tale”

Evelyn C. McDonald Arts & Culture Reporter November 11, 2020 The first thing that appealed to…

Some interesting facts about Veterans Day

November 11, 2020 [We extend our thanks to all veterans for their service on this 2020…

North Hampton neighborhood wins – Plans for Concourse/Miner Road connection off the table

By Cindy Jackson Reporter November 10, 2020 The William Burgess District (WBD) encompasses 5,400 acres in…

The Liberty Billings House has landed!

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst November 10, 2020   It may take…

Second Round of CRF Funding for Rent/Mortgage Assistance to Be Available Beginning November 19, 2020

Nassau County Press Release Nassau County, Florida, November 5, 2020 – The Nassau County Commission has…

FBCC ponders latest Amelia River waterfront park concept

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

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Kathy Mason November 7, 2020 Editor’s Note: Kathy Mason spends her spare time volunteering on…

Aaron Bean appointed as Florida Senate President Pro Tem

Submitted by Suanne Z  Thamm Reporter – News Analyst November 7, 2020 The Fernandina Observer has…

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…

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.…

Local author of “Delaney’s Adventures – with Friends” to hold book signing – November 7

Press Release November 5, 2020 Annette McCollough Myers, local National Indie Excellence Award winning author, will…

Commission reviews status of Rayonier Litigation

By Cindy Jackson Reporter November 4, 2020 Motions to dismiss, motion for protective order, motion for…

Barrett to be Nassau County Judge – Bean and Ross win seats on City Commission while Sturges and Minshew in run-off

November 3, 2020 To view complete election results, click here.       Final results show…

Nassau County voter turnout could be record setting

By Susan Hardee Steger November 3, 2020 Today was a beautiful day for campaigning and a…

Despite COVID and competition from Amazon, Fernandina’s Bookstores are doing fine

By Anne H. Oman Reporter-At-Large November 2, 2020 “We keep urging people to shop local, to…

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,…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Jennifer Harrison October 31, 2020   Editor’s Note: The Harrisons came from the UK to the…

Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday, November 1, 2020

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst October 31, 2020 Before you go to…

Community Hospice and Palliative Care celebrates volunteers

Community Hospice & Palliative Care Press Release October 31, 2020 Community Hospice & Palliative Care Celebrates…

Travel Advisory: State Road 200 Lane Closure Schedule

Media Release October 30, 2020 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – This advisory is to inform community leaders and…

Happy Halloween!

Just when we’ve been scared silly by covid and the elections, Halloween arrives! Margo Story and…

Early voting ends Sunday at 6:00 p.m.

By Susan Hardee Steger October 31, 2020 Nassau County voters have 2 days left to vote…

Voting trends in Nassau County

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst October 30, 2020 As our nation lurches…

Local Yokels identify fishermen!

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

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…