FERNANDINA BEACH WEATHER
Fernandina Beach Police seek help

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Fernandina Beach Police are alerting individuals that “three cars were [...]

Amelia Island’s Past and Present Set Side-by-Side

Submitted press release Media inquiries contact: Natalie Miller [email protected] Local author blends historic images with [...]

Concours d’Elegance 2014 – A Stephen Mintz photo journal

Photos courtesy of Stephen Mintz The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Sunday – 9:30 a.m. – [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Gale Jameyson Editor’s Note: Gale Jameyson moved to Fernandina Beach from Kennebunk, Maine [...]

Jury duty scam reported in Nassau County

Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Press Release Submitted by Bill Leeper, Sheriff “The Nassau County Sheriff’s [...]

Fernandina Beach Business and Building Starts: February 2014

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The Fernandina Observer welcomes the following [...]

Amelia Island Councours d’Elegance comes to historic downtown

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Friday, March 7, 2014 – Noon until 1:30 Bill Warner, [...]

From your roving reporter . . . Chamber talk

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter When I asked Regina Duncan, President of the Amelia [...]

New subdivision Amelia Oaks – Trees removed – Trees Saved

Press Release City of Fernandina Beach Community Development Department Adrienne Burke, CDD Director Site improvements [...]

Fernandina Beach City Commission handles short agenda on March 4

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Starting late because of technical difficulties [...]

Golf Course blues … and greens; GCAB members recognized

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Tick tock … tick tock.  The [...]

Nassau County detectives arrest alleged prostitutes

Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Press Release Submitted by Bill Leeper The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office [...]

City of Fernandina Beach requests county support for beach renourishment

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Who will  pay for beach renourishment is the proverbial elephant [...]

Nominate your favorite historic preservation project

Submitted by City of Fernandina Beach March 3, 2014 3:50 p.m.

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Lea Gallardo www.leagallardo.com Editor’s Note: Lea Gallardo developed a love of photography at [...]

Library expansion officially lifts off

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst     For any of the [...]

Fernandina Beach library building improvements get underway

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst After ten years of visioning and [...]

CRAAB weighs riverfront park plans; recommends PARP proposal for Parking Lots A & B

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst At a special meeting on February [...]

From your roving reporter – Thoughts on local real estate

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter Lois Jost, current president of the Amelia Island Nassau [...]

Crane Island sells for 9.9 Million

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger According to an article published in the Jacksonville Business Journal [...]

Ribbon cutting celebrates new Barnabas facility

Barnabas Center Press Release Submitted by Mary Pitcher Barnabas Center’s Annual Meeting was held Monday, [...]

Library Ground Breaking Ceremony – February 27

Friends of the Library Press Release Submitted by Wilma Allen Friends of the Library (FOL) [...]

Fernandina Library director addresses parking concerns

Submitted by Susan H. Steger Dawn Bostwick library director for the Nassau County Library reports [...]

Gullah-Geechee National Cultural Heritage Corridor seeks partners

Submitted by Peggy Bulger The Gullah-Geechee National Cultural Heritage Corridor Commissioners met on Friday, February [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Stephen Mintz               Editor’s Note: Stephen is [...]

Your roving reporter – Books and Quilts

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter Editor’s Note: Gerry began free lance writing for fun [...]

Weekend activities – Book Festival, Quilt Exhibit, Auction, and Airship

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter This weekend brings the Amelia Island Book Festival, the [...]

The economic times, they are a-changin’

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Nassau County Economic Development Board (NCEDB) [...]

Amelia Island Book Festival in full swing

Amelia Island Book Festival Press Release Submitted by Susan Siegmund 2014 Amelia Island Book Festival [...]

Maintenance Dept. keeps Fernandina Beach running

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst During a half-hour workshop on February [...]

Sheriff Leeper announces retirement of Deputy Earl Alberta

Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Press Release Submitted by Bill Leeper, Sheriff Sheriff Bill Leeper presents [...]

Main Beach Boardwalk dedication Thursday at 4:00

City of Fernandina Beach Press Release Submitted by Nan Voit Director of Parks and Recreation [...]

Fernandina Beach City Commission meets; gives thumbs up to funding Shrimp Fest

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC) [...]

Friends of the Library present $25,000 annual gift to County

Friends of the Library Press Release Submitted by Wilma Allen Bill Flynn, FOL president, presented [...]

City discusses traffic circulation, parking and safety concerns in Northside Historic District

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst After years of complaints from residents [...]

City and Museum partner to recognize preservation efforts

PRESS RELEASE CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH, FL and The Amelia Island Museum of History The [...]

Rita Kirkland receives state award from “Take Stock in Children”

Take Stock in Children Press Release Sharon Collins, Executive Director Deanna Gartenbush, Marketing & Development [...]

From your roving reporter – A conversation with Stephen Lee

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter Third in this series to answer the question, “What [...]

Curtain about to go up on Fernandina Beach library construction

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – New Analyst   Just because the Fernandina Branch [...]

Celebration of 125 years of Florida public health

Press Release Governor Rick Scott Submitted by Ronnie Nessler on behalf of Dr. Eugenia Ngo-Seidel [...]

Oxley Heard to host Love and Remembrance Memorial

Haven Hospice Press Release Submitted by Patricia Krogh [email protected] 352-271-4650 Cell: 623-628-9148 Haven Hospice and [...]

Book Festival is playing “Guess who?”

Amelia Island Book Festival Press Release Submitted by Susan Siegmund Who was a headliner at [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Mary Anne Waikart Editor’s Note:  Mary Anne Sharer Waikart moved to Fernandina in [...]

Nassau County Sheriff announces promotions

Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Press Release Submitted by Bill Leeper, Sheriff Sheriff Bill Leeper promoted [...]

Fino Murallo promoted to City of Fernandina Beach Deputy Fire Chief

Press Release Fernandina Beach Fire Department Submitted by Jason Higginbotham, Chief The Fernandina Beach Fire [...]

Fernandina Beach Airport Advisory Commission ramps up

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Following the convening of its regular [...]

Westminister Kennel Club recognizes “Time” as select dog

Hot Paws Press Release Submitted by Pamela McMullen Local Amelia Island Groomer and Pet Salon [...]

FBCC, CRAAB meet to clarify expectations and direction

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst On February 12, 2014 Fernandina Beach [...]

Four state Gullah Geechee Cultural Commission to meet

Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission Press Release submitted by Zelda Grant The four-state Gullah [...]

Why I got fired for being a volunteer? – An opinion

      An opinion submitted by Doug Bailey I have been on the Fernandina [...]

From your roving reporter – Mayor addresses 2014 challenges

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter I caught up with Ed Boner, Fernandina Beach Commissioner [...]

Amelia Island Coffee – Meet the new owners

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Matt and Rachel Mueller stood with former store owner Mark [...]

Deceased alleged North Hampton burglar identified

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger George Lueders, undersheriff for the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO), [...]

All Pro Automotive Burglary Arrest

City of Fernandina Beach Police Press Release Submitted by James T. Hurley, Chief of Police [...]

Nassau County Sheriff’s Officer involved in shooting

Press Release – Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Submitted by Bill Leeper, Sheriff On February 10, [...]

Fernandina Beach Business and Building Starts: January 2014

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The Fernandina Observer welcomes the following [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Michael Spicer Editor’s Note: According to Michael who has a degree in Geology [...]

Nassau County Clerk’s Finance Department receives awards

Nassau County Clerk of Courts Press Release Submitted by John Crawford, Clerk of Courts The [...]

Home invasion robbery

City of Fernandina Beach Press Release Submitted by James T. Hurley, Chief of Police Two [...]

An opinion – Citizen advisory committee: a sounding board or an echo chamber?

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst On November 13, 2013, then-commissioner Arlene Filkoff and [...]

The island without a cinema? – An opinion

An opinion submitted by Tony Crawford I have heard, as I am sure many have, [...]

Take Stock in Children names Sharon Collins director

Submitted by Deanna Gartenbush Sharon Collins, a current Nassau County resident living in Fernandina Beach, [...]

FBCC welcomes New Clerk at short meeting

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC) [...]

About the Lighthouse . . .

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter When the U S Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 070-14-01 [...]

City of Fernandina Beach responds to ADA complaint

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Editor’s Note: The City of Fernandina and railroad officials were [...]

European American Business Club – A look at crown jewels

European American Business Club Submitted by Caroline Blochlinger, CB Advertising Services, Inc. Come to this [...]

From your roving reporter – Danny Leeper addresses challenges

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter “We asked several local leaders what they felt would [...]

Elizabeth Pointe Lodge sold

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger The award winning Elizabeth Pointe Lodge is now in the [...]

City to appeal Judge Davis’ Impact Fee ruling to State Supreme Court

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger On February 3, 2014, the City of Fernandina Beach gave [...]

City of Fernandina Beach Fire/Rescue 2013 Report

 City of Fernandina Beach Fire/Rescue Jason Higginbotham, Fire Chief Year Avg/Month Total Number of Calls [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Stephan R. Leimberg www.unseenimages.com A current exhibit of Leimberg’s work “Where in the [...]

David Baldacci to headline Book Festival

Amelia Island Book Festival Press Release Submitted by Ron Miller Web London lost everything dear [...]

Sheriff Bill Leeper – A message to Nassau County residents

Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Press Release Submitted by Bill Leeper, Sheriff As we reach the [...]

No action on City of Fernandina Beach Front Street safety issues

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger News Analysis Under current conditions, trains, cars, and pedestrians simply [...]

Planes, aims and automobiles: a joint AAC/FBCC look forward

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC) [...]