Category Archives: Things to do

At Vintage Donuts, Your Imagination Is the Cook

By Dylan Bailey If you’re a fan of donuts and have a penchant for nostalgia, [...]

Cucina South: Perfect for a Special Night Out

By Dylan Bailey Located amidst the beautiful oaks of Amelia Island, Cucina South is a [...]

Take Your Visitors to Salt Life. No Visitors? Take You

By Dylan Bailey When it comes to dining experiences that seamlessly blend food, ambiance, and [...]


Tasty’s Fresh Burgers: Where Smash Burgers Steal the Show

By Dylan Bailey Tasty’s Fresh Burgers is a well-established restaurant that has been serving delicious [...]

Amelia Island Restaurant Week Celebrates its ‘Sweet Sixteen’

By Dylan Bailey It’s time to pop the champagne and cut the cake! Amelia Island’s [...]

Restaurant Review: Thumbs Up for Hana Sushi in Yulee

By Dylan Bailey As someone deeply fond of Asian cuisine and seafood, I was thrilled [...]

Timoti’s – Wild Caught Seafare

By Dylan Bailey There’s no denying that good food, coupled with a warm, inviting ambiance, [...]

V Pizza: Classic and Innovative

By Dylan Bailey When it comes to pizza, everyone has their preferences. Thin crust or [...]

Amelia Fresh Cafe: Good and Healthy

By Dylan Bailey Nestled inside of Nassau Health Foods is a cozy cafe with big [...]

Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls – Classic Comfort Food

By Dylan Bailey If you’ve been craving a taste of New England but couldn’t find [...]

Indigo Fernandina Opens its Doors

By Dylan BaileyOpening its doors on Nov. 14, 2023, Indigo brings a fresh twist on [...]

Some Different Ideas If You’re Not Sure About Thanksgiving

By Dylan Bailey If you’re planning to eat out for Thanksgiving on Amelia Island, here [...]

Bantam & Biddy is a Gluten-Free Heaven

By Dylan BaileyBantam & Biddy has been on Amelia Island for a few years now [...]

Mimi’s Coffee & Boba Tea Is Popping With Flavor

By Dylan Bailey Amelia Island hosts a variety of wonderful and delicious treats. However, one [...]

Dang Good Coffee Lives Up to The Name

By Dylan BaileyMeet Monica Risker, the heart and soul behind the newly opened Dang Good [...]

Feeling Hot & Humid? You Might Need Rita’s in Wildlight

By Dylan Bailey This week has been filled with rain and humidity–which isn’t anything new [...]

Mocama Wildlight Taproom to Open Saturday Oct. 14

Mocama Beer Company is opening a satellite taproom, located in Wildlight’s former StoryCenter, Saturday, Oct. [...]

Noelle’s: Small Menu, But Tacos With Big Flavor

  By Dylan Bailey The story of Noelle’s Crunchy Taco, a small food truck stationed [...]

At KP’s, a South Island Gem of a Restaurant

By Dylan Bailey While the allure of Centre Street in Fernandina Beach is undeniably magnetic, [...]

And Now, a Food Truck for Crepes: The Real Deal!

By Dylan Bailey Food trucks have been steadily gaining popularity for their unique offerings and [...]

Espana: In New Hands, but as Good as Ever

By Dylan Bailey Tucked away on South Fourth Street, España Restaurant & Tapas has been [...]

First-Class Italian, But Not Where You’d Expect It

By Dylan Bailey While cruising along A1A, you might notice a seemingly ordinary Italian spot [...]

Yummy Sushi Is, Well, Pretty Darned Yummy

By Dylan Bailey Stashed behind LUV Car Wash, Yummy Sushi is a relatively new exponent [...]

7 Brew: Drive-Thru Only, but Heavenly Coffees

By Dylan Bailey It’s not every day you see a new coffee shop opening within [...]

Baba’s Brings Authentic Mediterranean Cuisine to Fernandina

By Dylan Bailey If you’re a foodie with a taste for Mediterranean cuisine, then you’re [...]

Ciao! Italian the Way It Should Be Done

By Dylan BaileyIn the vibrant heart of Fernandina Beach, Florida, there’s a little gem known [...]

Like a Breakfast to Write Home About? Try the Southern Donut Company

By Dylan BaileyIf you’re a breakfast aficionado craving gourmet donuts, hearty meals, and artisan coffee, [...]

Mezcal: New, Exciting and Authentically Mexican

Lined up for Mezcal Spirit of Oaxaca By Dylan Bailey Nothing quite matches the excitement [...]

People Who Love Japanese Food Love Fancy Sushi

By Dylan Bailey For great tasting Japanese cuisine, Fancy Sushi stands out from the crowd. [...]

Nana Teresa Has a Story — And Boy, Can She Bake

By Dylan BaileyNana Teresa’s Bake Shop is a special place. It has captivated the hearts [...]

Garden Street Bistro: A Fernandina Beach Jewel

By Dylan Bailey A hidden gem nestled in Fernandina Beach is Garden Street Bistro. A [...]

Cafe Karibo: Charming Setting, Great Food

By Dylan Bailey Nestled in the heart of historic Fernandina Beach, Cafe Karibo stands as [...]

An Inspiring Journey: Clarence and His Bagel Shop

By Dylan BaileyAloha Bagel is not just a popular bagel shop in Fernandina Beach; it’s [...]

Thai Spice Cafe: A Bit Pricey, But Worth It

  By Dylan Bailey I had been craving Thai food all week, which is strange [...]

The Game’s Afoot at Amelia Community Theatre

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson travel to the moors of Devonshire for their latest case [...]

Island BBQ: A Fever Dream of Buffet Choices

By Dylan Bailey One of my favorite things about Amelia Island is the diversity of [...]

Aloha Bagel Is a Feast for More Than Your Eyes

By Dylan Bailey Aloha Bagel and Deli made waves when it opened its doors in [...]

Disc Golf at Simmons Road Park Will Get a Look

By Mike Lednovich A disc golf group pitching Simmons Road Park property as the site [...]

This Hot New Place in Yulee Will Make You Happy

By Dylan Bailey On its website, Grumpy’s Restaurant says it is bringing dining back to [...]

Just Truckin’ to Hot Dog House FL

By Dylan Bailey Over the past few years, food trucks have found a new footing [...]

It’s Blueberry Season — and a Season for Ancient Stories

By Lauri deGaris Blueberries are native to North America and can be found in every [...]

A Big Saturday Coming Up

Dec.10 in Fernandina Beach will be big. Not only will both the Market Place farmers [...]

Nao Trinidad Returning

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Magellan-Elcano expedition. Ferdinand Magellan, admiral of the [...]

Fall Is the Time for Community Events

As summer fades into fall, local events return. Here is a sampling from the Amelia [...]

FWC to meet July 13 and 14 in Jacksonville

July 2, 2022 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet in person [...]

Oh Snap! Fishing Announces 2022 Red Snapper Fishing Tournament, July 8-9

Jacksonville, Fla. –– June 30, 2022 –– Oh Snap! Fishing today announced its second annual [...]

Anything Goes at Amelia Musical Playhouse

Anything Goes Jun 30 – Jul 10 Come on a cruise this summer with a [...]

Coming to the Cummer on June 25

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens 829 Riverside Avenue Jacksonville, Florida 32204Phone: 904.356.6857   This exhibition [...]

Recreational red snapper season starts June 17 in Gulf state and federal waters off Florida

FWC Press Release June 18, 2022 The recreational red snapper season will start June 17 [...]

Happening at the History Museum

Amelia Island Museum of History | 233 South 3rd Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034   [...]

Fernandina Beach & Wildlight Market Place Opens on Saturday Come Rain or Shine

Fernandina Beach Market Place Submitted by Judie Mackie June 2, 2022 The Fernandina Beach Market [...]

Fernandina Beach Market Place offerings for Saturday

Fernandina Beach Market Place Submitted by Judie Mackie May 24, 2022 Memorial Day Weekend is [...]

Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Presents the 21st Season Final Concert – Beer & G-Strings – Musical Fireworks

Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Press Release May 12, 2022   BEER & G-STRINGS – [...]

Nassau County Extension Services offers Irrigation Workshop

from The County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager May 11, 2022 The Nassau [...]

Amelia Island Genealogical Society Presents Webinar “Your Ancestor’s FAN Club: Using Cluster Research to Get Past Brick Walls” – May 17

Amelia Island Genealogical Society Press Release Submitted by Rob Portegies-Zwart Program Chair May 11, 2022 [...]

AMP presents “The Color Purple”

May 9, 2022 The Color Purple May 19-22, 26-29 THE COLOR PURPLE is an inspiring [...]

Main Street fundraiser May 29: “Stripes & Stars, Let’s Hit the Bars” Bar Crawl

Fernandina Beach Main Street Press Release May 9, 2022 Fernandina Beach Main Street is announcing [...]

Theatre Jacksonville announces its 103rd season

Press Release May 3, 2022 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 19, 2022) – For the first time [...]

Main Street & City of Fernandina Beach Preservation tour to take place May 7 – Volunteers needed

City of Fernandina Beach May 3, 2022 We need your help! Our Preservation Tour is [...]

The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Presents an Afternoon of Family Fun on May 7

      May 2, 2022 “The Legend of Peer Gynt” — An Afternoon of [...]

2022 Schedule for Shrimp Festival

Shrimp Festival April 28, 2022

Amelia Island Beach Ambassadors in search for volunteers

Amelia Island Beach Ambassadors Press Release Submitted by Shari Roan April 26, 2022</strong Beach Ambassadors [...]

Shrimply the best! Shrimp Festival returns this weekend!

April 28, 2022 Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst April 28, 2022 [...]

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Presents the Mighty Oak Music & Makers Festival April 30

Press Release April 27, 2022 April 25, 2022 — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Cummer Museum of [...]

Grouper, hogfish and blueline tilefish seasons reopen May 1 in Atlantic

Press Release April 26, 2022     The following species will reopen to recreational harvest [...]

Nassau County Bird Club schedules field trip to Crane Island – April 30

Nassau County Amelia Island Bird Club Press Release By Bill Goerge April 26, 2022 A [...]

‘FAST and LOOSE’ Oil & Acrylic Workshop – May 21

Island Art Association Press Release Submitted by Ginger Bender April 25, 2022 “FAST and LOOSE”  [...]

Arts in the Park Festival at Crooked River State Park – May 7

Friends of Crooked River State Park Press Release By Mary Love April 23, 2022 Friends [...]

Plant Sale Saturday at Central Park – 9 – 1

City of Fernandina Beach April 22, 2022

Painting Figures & Faces with the Palette Knife – May 18

Island Art Ed Center Press Release April 19, 2022

Arts in the Park Festival at Crooked River State Park – May 7

Crooked River State Park Press Release April 13, 2022 Friends of Crooked River State Park [...]