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Tim Poynter – A city commission candidate profile . .

Submitted by Don Parker Tim was born and raised in the environs of Cincinnati, Ohio.  [...]

Ed Boner – A city commission candidate profile . . .

Submitted by Don Parker Ed is a native.  He grew up right here in Fernandina.  [...]

John Campbell Elwell – A city commission candidate profile . . .

Submitted by Don Parker John grew up in Hamilton, Ontario.  His father was an accountant, [...]

Pat K. Gass – A city commission candidate profile . .

Submitted by Don Parker Pat Gass was brought up under a strict but loving father [...]

Communities in Schools Beach Run a success . .

Submitted by Theresa Duncan, Community Coordinator Communities In Schools of Nassau County More than 200 [...]

Sustainable Fernandina transitions to citizens-based group

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm,  Reporter News Analyst City planner Adrienne Burke updated the Fernandina [...]

Fernandina Beach Fire Chief Daniel Hanes resigns again

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger City Manager Joe Gerrity informed city staff and news media [...]

Kimberly Joyce Fahlgren District 4

Kimberly Joyce Fahlgren, School Board Candidate District 4 Kimberly Joyce Fahlgren declined Fernandina Observer’s request [...]

School board candidate Russell L. Johnson responds to additional questions

Submitted by Russell L. Johnson, Candidate for School Board District 4 Do you have or [...]

School board candidate John Pulice responds to additional questions

Submitted by John Pulice, Candidate for School Board District 2 Do you have or have [...]

School board candidate Gail Cook responds to additional questions

Submitted by Gail Cook School Board Candidate District 2 Do you have or have you [...]

A second FBO for the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport?

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm, Reporter News Analyst At the October 16, 2012 regular Fernandina [...]

The city airport – Fernandina Beach commission weighs safety, trees, and an airport fire station

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

Candidate Pat K. Gass states position on growth and economic development within the city of Fernandina Beach

Submitted by Pat K. Gass, Candidate City Commission Group 5 What is your position on [...]

Candidate John Campbell Elwell states position on growth and economic development within the city of Fernandina Beach

Submitted by John Campbell Elwell, Candidate City Commission Group 5 What is your position on [...]

Candidate Ed Boner states position on growth and economic development within City of Fernandina Beach

Submitted by Ed Boner, City Commission Candidate Group 4 What is your position on growth [...]

City commission candidate Tim Poynter states position on growth and economic development within city of Fernandina Beach

Submitted by Tim Poynter, City Commission Candidate Group 4 What is your position on growth [...]

Crowds gather at U S Marine Corp Veterans’ flag pole ceremony

Malcolm Noden brought this story to our attention.  Much of the write up below is [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Rick Scott Editor’s note: After visiting a friend who lives on the island,  [...]

Boys and Girls Club Roberts Learning and Achievement Center opens in Fernandina Beach

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Thanks to the hard work and generosity of a caring [...]

Lower energy costs for FPU customers as a result of Rayonier becoming energy self-sufficient

Joint Press release Rayonier and Florida Public Utilities JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 11, 2012— A renewable [...]

Candidate Gail G. Cook School Board District 2 responds to questions

Submitted by Gail G. Cook Nassau County School Board Candidate District 2 What experience do [...]

Candidate John Pulice, District 2 responds to questions

Submitted by John Pulice Nassau County School Board Candidate District 2 What experience do you [...]

Candidate Kimberly Joyce Fahlgren District 4

Kimberly Joyce Fahlgren School Board Candidate District 4 Kimberly Fahlgren declined the Fernandina Observer’s request [...]

Candidate Russell L. Johnson District 4 responds to questions

 Submitted by Russell L. Johnson Nassau County School Board Candidate, District 4 What experience do [...]

City commission candidate Tim Poynter explains how to bring closer cooperation between city and county

Submitted by Tim Poynter, Candidate for City Commission, Group 4 Please explain how you would [...]

City commission candidate Ed Boner explains how to bring closer cooperation between the city and county

Submitted by Ed Boner City Commission Candidate, Group 4 Please explain how you would be [...]

City commission candidate John Campbell Elwell explains how he would improve cooperation between city and county

Submitted by John Campbell Elwell, City Commission Candidate Group 5 Please explain how you would [...]

City commission candidate Pat K. Gass explains how to bring closer cooperation between the city and county

Submitted by Pat K. Gass, City Commission Candidate Group 5 Please explain how you would [...]

City of Fernandina Beach informs public on airport tree mitigation

Submitted by Dave Lott Under a fog-covered, drizzly sky approximately eighteen citizens and City officials [...]

City Commission Candidates Boner, Poynter, Elwell, and Gass file financial reports

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger City commission campaigns to fill seats on the Fernandina Beach [...]

Amelia Island Revealed . . .

Submitted by Elizabeth Wilkes Libby Wilkes and her husband Clyde, partner in the business Elizabeth [...]

Appreciation extended to city Firefighters’ Union #2836

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger City Manager Joe Gerrity is breathing a sigh of relief [...]

John Carr updates Greenway update

Submitted by John M. Carr Several things are moving along on the greenway project. First, [...]

Jacksonville Business Journal reports on recent ruling on impact fee lawsuit

In order to keep our readership informed, we are providing you with a link to [...]

Fernandina Beach City Commission welcomes in new fiscal year – Boardwalk, airport, train depot

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm, Reporter-News Analyst About 30 people, including city commission candidates Ed [...]

Corbett and Pelican fail to oust Westrec from city marina

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm, Reporter-News Analyst In what appeared to be an ill-considered move, [...]

Fernandina Beach City Commission moves closer to downtown farmers’ market franchise agreement

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm, Reporter News-Analyst At a special meeting called for 5:00 p.m. [...]

City commission candidate Pat K. Gass answers how to increase city revenue to avoid raising taxes

Submitted by Pat K. Gass, Candidate Group 5 What are your ideas for increasing city [...]

City commission candidate John Campbell Elwell answers how to increase city revenue to avoid tax increases

Submitted by John Elwell What are your ideas for increasing city revenues to avoid raising [...]

City commission candidate Ed Boner answers how to increase city revenue to avoid raising taxes

Submitted by Ed Boner, Candidate Group 4 What are your ideas for increasing city revenues [...]

City commission candidate Tim Poynter answers how to increase city revenue to avoid raising taxes

Submitted by Tim Poynter, Candidate Group 4 What are your ideas for increasing city revenues [...]

Fernandina Beach High School hosts Jeannie Blaylock of First Coast News

Submitted by Rob Hicks of Fernandina Beach High School Fernandina Beach High School hosted Jeannie [...]

Baptist Medical Center Nassau – Hospital Happenings

Submitted by Gerry Clare There is a lot happening at Baptist Medical Center – Nassau [...]

Local authors gather at marketplace

Photos submitted by Gerry Clare Books Plus sponsored the 2nd annual Local Author Marketplace held [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Jim Ekstrom Editor’s Note: Jim Ekstrom came to  Fernandina Beach a year ago [...]

Sustainable Amelia Island

News Release “Sustainable Amelia Island” Submitted by Len Kreger In an effort to expand both [...]

City commission moves forward to solve stormwater issues

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Tropical storm Debbie was a rude awakening to the need [...]

Greenway recovery activity plans for 2012- 2013

 Submitted by John M. Carr After a long, hot, wet summer, things are beginning to [...]

Firefighters agree to forgo salary and cost of living pay increases

Submitted by Susan Steger At a special city commission meeting  on Monday, September 24 the [...]

City commission candidate Tim Poynter identifies biggest opportunity facing the city and how to take advantage of it

Submitted by Tim Poynter, Candidate Group 4 What do you see as the biggest opportunity [...]

City commission candidate Ed Boner identifies biggest opportunities facing city and how to take advantage of it

Submitted by Ed Boner, Candidate Group 4 “Well, we have several opportunities. Our location is [...]

City commission candidate John Campbell Elwell identifies biggest opportunity facing the city and how to take advantage of it

Submitted by John Campbell Elwell, Candidate Group 5 What do you see as the biggest [...]

City commission candidate Pat K. Gass identifies biggest opportunity facing city and how to take advantage of it

Submitted by Pat K. Gass, Candidate Group 5 What do you see as the biggest [...]

Weekend Fernandina Beach roving reporter . . .

Submitted by Gerry Clare Friday night at American Legion Post 54,  William (Marty) Martin, the [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Priscilla Footlik Editor’s Note: Priscilla has lived on Amelia Island for 5 years.  [...]

Amelia in the morning . . .

Submitted by Tim Forrest September 22, 2012

City commission approves electric franchise fee increase to balance the budget and moves forward with storm water

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Last night’s city commission meeting gave the appearance of one [...]

City commission continues Arthur I. Jacobs’ lobbying contract on 5 – 0 vote

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Arthur I. “Buddy” Jacobs of Jacobs Scholz and Associates, will [...]

On 4 -1 vote, city commission approves 10.39% increased in operating millage rate and final budget

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger In less than 15 minutes, the Fernandina Beach city commission [...]

Pat K. Gass candidate for city commission Group 5 – What is the biggest threat facing the city?

Submitted by Pat K. Gass What do you see as the biggest threat facing the [...]

John Campbell Elwell Candidate City Commission Group 5 – What is the biggest threat facing the city?

Submitted by John Campbell Elwell What do you see as the biggest threat facing the [...]

Ed Boner candidate for Group 4 – What is the biggest threat facing the city?

Submitted by Ed Boner, Candidate Group 4 What do you see as the biggest threat [...]

Tim Poynter Candidate Group 4 – What is the biggest threat facing the city?

 Submitted by Tim Poynter, Candidate Group 4 What do you see as the biggest threat [...]

Local man attacked inside apartment

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

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by David Lee Roberts Editor’s Note: David Lee Roberts grew up in Fernandina Beach, [...]

International Coastal Beach Clean – Volunteers focus on Seaside Park beaches and American Beach

Submitted by Len Kreger As Wild Amelia volunteers were working to clean beaches around Fort [...]

Wild Amelia Festival volunteers participate in 27th annual International Coastal Cleanup Day

Submitted by Kathy Brooks Wild Amelia Nature Festival volunteers joined the worldwide effort to clean [...]

Amelia Island Market Place – More vendors more customers

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Up and running for a second week, the Amelia Island [...]

Amelia Island Blues Festival in full swing through Sunday Sept 16

Photos courtesy of Sandy Price Beginning at noon on  Saturday and Sunday (15 – 16), [...]

Pye’s Pawn opens on South 14th Street

Submitted by Gerry Clare New on the retail scene is Pye’s Pawn, which opened September [...]

Fort Clinch State Park welcomes new park manager

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Ben Faure, new Park Manager of Fort Clinch State Park [...]

Sandpiper & Ocean Villas Condominiums withdraw annexation request

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger In a tersely worded e-mail,  Tom Gambino, board member of [...]

Tim Poynter, candidate for city commission Group 4 answers how he would support improve communication

Submitted by Tim Poynter Candidate for City Commission, Group 4 Question 1: How would you [...]

Ed Boner candidate for city commission Group 4 was asked how he would support improved communications

Candidate Ed Boner, Group 4 declined to have Fernandina Observer publish his answers. Editor’s Note:  [...]