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New furniture? What were they thinking? An opinion

An opinion submitted by Tony Crawford This has got to be an all time bad [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Stephan Leimberg http://www.unseenimages.com/ Leimberg’s photography is on display and for sale at The [...]

A new look for City Hall Chambers

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The seats of power have gotten [...]

Fernandina Beach City Commission candidates off to a rocky start

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Even though there is still time for individuals to have [...]

Viva Florida Celebration comes to Old Town – Saturday Schedule

Submitted by Gray Edenfield Education Director Amelia Island Museum of History [email protected] Schedule of Events [...]

Patching Ash Street rail crossing

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Drivers and pedestrians may soon have [...]

Jacksonville National College Fair October 12 for students and parents

News Release submitted by Florida State College at Jacksonville  More than 150 colleges and universities in [...]

Atlantic Ave Recreation Center opens Fitness Center

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger The Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center now has a fitness center [...]

No tax increase – Nassau County Commission votes 5 – 0

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Despite concerns voiced from County Manager Ted Selby, and Budget [...]

Talking about Buddhist woodcuts and talismans

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst On Friday evening, September 10, 2013, [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Bob Wells Editor’s Note: This week’s Amelia Island revealed . . . is [...]

Know your neighbor – Jackie Delaney

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter   When you see James W. Delaney (“Jackie”) at [...]

Circuit Court Judge Brian Davis’ nomination to Federal Judgeship moves forward

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Circuit court Judge Brian Davis’s nomination to a federal judgeship [...]

Presentations and Proclamations: September 17, 2013

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Mayor Sarah Pelican kicked off the [...]

2nd annual Ben Byrns Runway Rally a huge success

Submitted by John Campbell Elwell The 2nd Annual Ben Byrns Runway Rally at the Amelia [...]

The value of economic development – A personal perspective

An opinion submitted by Aaron C. Bell Vice President – Science First There have recently [...]

Providing the Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC) some impact fee basics

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Fernandina Beach’s Deputy City Manager Marshall [...]

FBCC rings out FY 2012-13 with good news on insurance claims and library project

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst About twenty people attended the second [...]

FBCC raises millage and passes 2013-14 budget on 4-1 vote with Filkoff dissenting

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst In the second of three public [...]

Don Shaw from Nova Scotia to Amelia Island – A profile

Submitted by Don Parker Don Shaw was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia on Feb 19, [...]

City of Fernandina Beach vs Patricia C. Toundas – City files amended complaint

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger On September 17, City Attorney Tammi Bach filed an amended [...]

Local Meth Operation “Exterminated”

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

City of Fernandina Beach Police Department reports accidental death

Fernandina Beach Police Department Submitted by James T. Hurley, Chief of Police On September 16, [...]

Nassau County Sheriff warns counterfeit money in area – Seeks help identifying suspect

Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Submitted by Sheriff Bill Leeper Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper is [...]

Amelia Island Convention and Visitors Bureau wins award for television ad campaign

Amelia Island Convention and Visitors Bureau Submitted by Katharina Lane, Hayworth Public Relations [email protected] http:// [...]

Demolition begins on Main Beach Boardwalk

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger City of Fernandina Beach employees were  hard at work in [...]

Babbett Spencer Santarelli Williams wins “2013 Audrey Gutridge Memorial Award”

Dorothy Duke, and others paved the way for women to teach equitation, and train horses. [...]

“Slices of Life” at the Amelia Island Blues Festival

Submitted by Helmut Albrecht www.slicesoflifestudio.com http:// Editor’s Note: Helmut moved with his wife Peggy to [...]

Over two weekends music fills the air from Burney Park to Fernandina’s riverfront

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter Periodic rain did not damper the spirits of those [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Lea Gallardo www.leagallardo.com Editor’s Note:

Fernandina’s got the blues

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The 3rd Annual Blues Fest, that [...]

Nassau County Tax Collector’s Director of Finance Michael Love accepts Duval County position

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Michael Love, finance director for the Nassau County Tax Collector’s [...]

Crime Stoppers offer reward for armed robberies

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

Scooter accident occurs in the vicinity of South 14th and Sadler Road

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call  on [...]

Fernandina Beach Business and Building Starts: August 2013

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

Police blotter . . .

Submitted by Deborah Lavery Powers Staff Reporter The following are highlights from some of the [...]

Inaugural meeting of new regional archaeology group

Submitted by the Amelia Island Museum of History At noon on September 21 the newly [...]

Judge Brian Davis grants motion to dismiss – City of Fernandina Beach vs Patricia C. Toundas

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger On August 29, Circuit Court Judge Brian Davis granted Attorney [...]

Nassau County Real Estate Sales Increase – Year to Date Results

Amelia Island – Nassau County Association of Realtors Wendy Sapp Association Executive Nassau County Housing [...]

Fernandina Beach Fire Rescue – August Incident Report

City of Fernandina Beach Fire Rescue Submitted by Jason Higginbotham, Fire Chief   Total Number [...]

World War II era ship visits Amelia Island

Article and photos by Michael Spicer The White Holly, a WWII era US Navy ship, [...]

City of Fernandina Beach – Board Vacancies

 City of Fernandina Beach The City Commission will be accepting resumes for the following City [...]

The Fernandina Beach City Commission recognizes noteworthy citizens and events

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst   As its September 3, 2013 [...]

North Florida Bicycle Club brings 24th annual ‘Endless Watermelon Ride’ to Fernandina Beach

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Photos courtesy of Gerry Clare Over 700 cyclist are participating [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Clyde and Elizabeth Wilkes elizabethwilkesphotography.com   http:// Courtesy of Elizabeth and Clyde Wilkes [...]

Debbie Gericke joins Omni Amelia Island Plantation as Director of Real Estate Sales and Marketing

Submitted by Amy Lacroix Marketing Communication Manager   The Omni Amelia Island Plantation has appointed [...]

The library … deja vu all over again

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

Making a difference – Walkin’ Nassau

Submitted by Karen Thompson Feature Reporter   Walkin’ Nassau is an independent club focused on [...]

Amelia Island Museum of History – Summer Interns

Submitted by Deborah Lavery Powers Staff Reporter Summer Interns — before starting their first days [...]

Pelican and Gass tee off against Casper and Czymbor

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The final discussion item on the [...]

First public hearing on FY 2013-14 Fernandina Beach Budget; non-profits regain some lost ground

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst About a dozen people attended the [...]

Around the island . . .

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter Saturday early risers will be happy to know that [...]

Pennywise and socially foolish – An opinion

An Opinion – Submitted by Tony Crawford Well, has National politics trickled down to our [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

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

Around town . . .

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter Next Art Market scheduled for September 8. It was [...]

Robbery at Subway Restaurant

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

City of Fernandina Beach returns $732,115 in partial impact fee refunds

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger $732,115 was refunded to 91 customers due to the City’s [...]

Motorist Urged to Follow School Bus Safety Laws – More drivers passing stopped school buses

Editor’s Note:  According to information received by Gerry Clare, Roving Reporter, the Nassau County School [...]

Moving On: July 2013

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The following real estate sales and [...]

Hearing on motion to dismiss – City of Fernandina Beach vs Patricia C. Toundas

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger On August 23, 2013, Judge Brian Davis, of the 4th [...]

Nassau County Deputies captures one of the ‘nation’s most notorious cat burglars’

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

Fernandina Beach Police narcotics investigation leads to arrests

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

Fernandina to elect one new city commissioner in November

NOTICE OF CITY ELECTION QUALIFYING PERIOD  CITY COMMISSIONER, GROUP 1  SEPTEMBER 6, 2013 THRU OCTOBER [...]

A I – F B – Y Chamber of Commerce – Nassau County Budget Survey

Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce Press Release – Submitted by Amelia Hart, Communications Director [...]

City awards bid for Phase I installation of Main Beach Boardwalk

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Despite concerns raised by Vice Mayor [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

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

Amelia Island Book Festival receives Target Grant

Amelia Island Book Festival Press Release Submitted by Susan Siegmund, Media Contact The Amelia Island [...]

Schedule for Great Southern Tailgate Cook-off – Fernandina’s Main Beach

Saturday, August 24 7:00-8:00am  Backyard Teams Check In & Set Up 8:30am   Backyard Team Meeting at [...]

City police asking for help to identify Cafe Karibo burglary suspect

City of Fernandina Beach Police Department Deputy Chief Mark Foxworth “On July 26th at approximately [...]

FBCC abandons thoughts of voter referendum on recreation land sale

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst While the crowd that engulfed city [...]

Lightning strike hits Sandridge Apartments – Council on Aging, Barnabas, Hope House among those assisting

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Morning storms moving through the area caused fire damage due [...]

FBCC holds firm in opposition to city funding despite pleas from non-profit social service providers for support

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst City Hall Chambers were packed by [...]

City Commission holds Shrimp Festival Workshop

Submitted by Eric Bartelt On Monday, August 19th, the Fernandina Beach City Commission held a [...]

Sandy Price to ‘retire’ as executive director of Isle of 8 Flags Shrimp Festival

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger After 13 years of service,  Shrimp Festival executive director Sandy [...]