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2021 Florida Unclaimed Property Online Auction registration open

PRESS RELEASE Jimmy Patronis Florida’s Chief Financial Officer April 15, 2021 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Chief…

Don’t open your door to grandparent scams

April 13, 2021 ByEmily Wu Attorney, Federal Trade Commission When it comes to scammers, nothing is…

Florida Outdoor Recreation Survey

Nassau County Insider April 17, 2021 The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Greenways and…

Beach Ambassadors seek to grow volunteers

Beach Ambassadors Press Release By Shari Roan April 16, 2021 The beaches are among Florida’s most…

Final Chance at AMC Theatre Tent – “Walk up COVID-19” 1st dose vaccine available from 1:30 to 7:00 today! First come, first served

Information from Nassau County Emergency Management April 16, 2021   According to Nassau County Emergency Management,…

Bingo Night fundraiser at Amelia Community Theatre

Amelia Community Theatre Press Release By Linda McClain April 16, 2021 B – I – N…

First Coast housing inventory pushes home prices to historic levels

By Drew Dixon FloridaPolitics.com April 16, 2021 Average home prices reached $300k for the first time…

Proposed Florida vote-by-mail restrictions scaled back, but opponents not swayed

The Center Square By John Haughey April 16, 2021 A key Senate panel Wednesday amended a…

Adoption Specials for Kitten Season

from The County Insider Sabrina Robertson Office of the Nassau County Manager April 14, 2021 4/13/21…

Scammers target loved ones of COVID-19 victims

April 13, 2021 by Seena Gressin Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC Government imposters…

Florida Outdoor Recreation Survey

from the County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager April 15, 2021   4/15/21 @…

Toilet-to-tap program heads to Governor’s desk; Sewage could be made drinkable if the bill is signed.

By Haley Brown FloridaPolitics.com April 15, 2021 A bill to reclaim Florida’s used water will head…

Saturday is Passport Day at the Fernandina Beach Library Branch

from The County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager April 14, 2021   4/14/21 @…

Florida online sales tax bill arrives on DeSantis’ desk

The Center Square By John Haughey April 14, 2021   Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, speaks…

Remove food attractants to reduce conflicts with bears

Media Release April 13, 2021   As spring temperatures warm, bears are becoming more active, increasing…

Mercurio is new Amelia Island DAR member

Daughters of the American Revolution Press Release Submitted by Cara Curtin April 13,  2021   Elizabeth…

Two plans, one inevitability: Florida to expand nation’s largest school choice program

The Center Square By John Haughey April 13, 2021 (The Center Square) – Florida’s Republican-dominated Legislature…

Belcher speaks to Colonial Dames

Amelia Chapter Colonial Dames Of the XVII Century Press Release April 2021       Local…

Celebrate Gopher Tortoise Day year-round with a tortoise friendly yard

April 10, 2021 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) invites you to celebrate Gopher…

Chamber celebrates two new business openings on Sadler Road

Nassau County Chamber of Commerce Press Release April 10, 2021   On April 7, 2021, the…

Get ready for the 2021 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in May

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst April 9, 2021   Founder and Chairman…

FBCC Dog of the Month for April 2021

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst April 8, 2021     Frank, also…

Council on Aging relaunches “Caregiver Support Group” on April 20

Nassau County Council on Aging Press Release Submitted by Liz Dunn April 8, 2021 Caregivers are…

Barnabas celebrates” National Volunteer Month”

Barnabas Center Nassau Press Release Submitted by Alexandra Winsor April 7, 2021 Now more than ever,…

Amelia Island DAR taps two as “Woman in American History”

Daughters of the American Revolution Amelia Island Chapter Submitted by Cara Curtin April 6, 2021  …

Starting Point now offers eligible employees up to $100,000 of student loan forgiveness

Starting Point Press Release Submitted by Justin Bradshaw April 6, 2021 Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare is…

New IRS imposter scam targets college students and staff

April 6, 2021 by  Ari Lazarus Consumer Education Specialist, FTC If you’re a college student, faculty,…

Florida bill would classify online threats as second-degree felony

By John Haughey The Center Square April 5, 2021 Under a social media measure fast-tracking through…

FWC programs teach youth about conservation, hunting and other outdoor skills

Media Release April 4, 2021     Ocala Outdoor Adventure Camp Kristi Johnson treasures the memories…

Easter Greetings to our Readers from the Fernandina Observer!

FSCJ to Host Business Speaker Series Event, “Cybersecurity is Everyone’s Business: Why it Matters to You”

Media Release April 3, 2021   Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) will host its next…

The FWC invites you On a Quest for Wild Florida

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission MEDIA RELEASE March 31, 2021          …

FSCJ Adult Education Programs to Host Virtual Information Sessions

Media Release April 1, 2021 Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) Adult Education programs will host…

Community Photo Project opens April 9 – Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery

Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery Press Release Contact: Dickie Anderson [email protected] April 2, 2021 Amelia Island,…

Freshwater license-free fishing Saturday, April 3 and Sunday, April 4

Media Release April 2, 2021   Try your hand at freshwater fishing this weekend on Saturday,…

Florida roads, water projects, Everglades restoration could benefit under Biden plan

By John Haughey The Center Square April 2, 2021 Florida lawmakers will consider three versions of…

Lights out, stash the trash. It’s sea turtle nesting season!

Media Release April 2, 2021 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reminding beachgoers…

Weekly comments from Dale Martin – “I have most enjoyed meeting . . . residents in the communities that I have served.”

By Dale Martin City Manager Fernandina Beach April 2, 2021 I walked into a small building…

The business of golf – “It takes a village.”

By Alan Prescott April 1, 2021 “The [high school golf ] team played on one of…

FTC Releases Reports on Cigarette and Smokeless Tobacco Sales and Marketing Expenditures for 2019

Federal Trade Commission Media Release April 1, 2021 Commission Cigarette Report. The amount spent on cigarette…

Florida bill allowing “Bed Tax” to be used for flood controls faces rising tide of opposition

The Center Square By John Haughey (The Center Square) – A House bill that would allow…

FWC: Manatees are on the move! Go slow, look out below

Media Release April 1, 2021   The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reminding…

Wildlight debuts Artisan Farmers Market on April 3

Media Release – March 30, 2021 WILDLIGHT INVITES COMMUNITY TO FIRST ARTISAN FARMERS MARKET First Wildlight…

GreenPointe Developers announce opening of model home village at Tributary in Nassau County

Media Release March 31, 2021   NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. (March 30, 2021) – GreenPointe Developers, LLC…

Ron DeSantis leads poll of New Hampshire Republicans if Donald Trump sits 2024 out

by Jacob Ogles FloridaPolitics.com March 31, 2021 A polling firm with ties to Southwest Florida released…

Dune Enhancement Project

from The County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager March 30, 2021   3/30/21 @…

In the line of duty, 11 Florida law enforcement officers have died this year

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody March 30. 2021 TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Ashley Moody today issued a…

Community Hospice & Palliative Care to host free online support sessions during April

Community Hospice & Palliative Care Press Release March 29, 2021 Community Hospice & Palliative Care is…

Infrastructure and resiliency are the key words in the House.

By Peter Schorsch FloridaPolitics.com March 29, 2021 The House and Senate budgets are out, and we’ve…

DeSantis demands CDC lift ‘no-sail’ order by June 1

by John Haughey The Center Square March 26, 2021 Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday demanded…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by John Bond March 25, 2021     Editor’s Note: John Bond’s home base since…

University of Phoenix students get payments

March 27, 2021 by Bridget Small FTC Division of Consumer & Business Education The FTC is…

Spiny lobster season closes April 1

  Media Release March 27, 2021     The spiny lobster recreational and commercial seasons close…

TrophyCatch awards Season 8 Phoenix Bass Boat

Media Release March 28, 2021   The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) TrophyCatch program…

Portion of Simmons Road Trail to close during daytime, March 29-April 16, 2021

March 27, 2021

Fernandina Beach Police reports shooting incident on Jasmine Place

Fernandina Beach Police Department Press Release Submitted by Mark Foxworth Deputy Chief March 26, 2021 On…

Florida property insurance overhaul heads to Senate floor

by John Haughey The Center Square March 26, 2021 A proposed overhaul of Florida’s property insurance…

Florida hospitals would take hit in Senate’s proposed $42.3B health care budget

By John Haughey The Center Square March 26, 2021 Florida’s proposed Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) health…

Nassau County celebrates National Passport Awareness Day on April 17 with extended hours

Nassau County Library Press Release Submitted by Janet Loveless March 26, 2021   The Fernandina Beach…

Office of the State Attorney, 13th Judicial Circuit calls bill before state legislature “un-American”

Office of the State Attortney 13th Judicial Circuit Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office Press Release March 25,…

GOP leadership touts plan to ‘sweep’ Florida housing funds into flood mitigation

By John Haughey The Center Square March 25, 2021 For the first time in years, Florida…

Amelia Island CVB Wins Three HSMAI Honors for Outstanding Marketing

Media Release March 25, 2021 Although the 64th annual Adrian Awards Gala had to be held…

Take Stock in Children Virtual Gala a rousing success!

Take Stock in Children Press Release Submitted by Robin C. Lentz [email protected] Executive Director March 25,…

With Senate bill near adoption, House proposal to restrict vote-by-mail emerges

By John Haughey The Center Square March 24, 2021 With a Senate bill proposing restrictions to…

Hotly-opposed fixes for Florida ‘Bright Futures’ scholarship program nixed

By John Haughey The Center Square March 24, 2021 Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Lady Lake, said he…

Army Corp of Engineers’ dredging project update

City of Fernandina Beach March 24, 2021

Florida Attorney General warns of police imposter scams

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody Press Release March 23, 2021   Attorney General Ashley Moody today…

Amelia Island mourns the loss of David James Caples

Oxley Heard March 23, 2021 David James Caples, 74, of Fernandina Beach, Florida passed away on…

Barnabas updates FBCC on programs, challenges

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst March 22, 2021 At the invitation of…

Florida Bright Futures’ revamp steamrolls opposition, advanced by key Senate panel

By John Haughey The Center Square March 17, 2021   State Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Lady Lake,…

Florida ranks 6th in nation for heavy reliance on sales tax as a revenue source

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst March 19, 2021 According to a report…

Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare honored at Plantation Ladies’ March Luncheon

Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare Press Release Laureen Pagel, Ph.D., CEO [email protected] March 19, 2021 On March…

Largest U.S. Mobile Mass Vaccinator hires Axia Public Relations

March 19, 2021         PR campaign to help large organizations vaccinate thousands for…

Institute for Enterprise announces new board member

Institute for Enterprise, Inc. Media Release Submitted by John Campbell Elwell March 18, 2021    …

North Florida Land Trust President Appointed to Florida’s Environmental Regulatory Commission

Media Release North Florida Land Trust March 22, 2021   Jacksonville, Fla., March 17, 2021 –…