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Sustainable Fernandina Hosts Town Hall Meeting at Peck Center Tonight

City of Fernandina Beach Press Release Submitted by Kelly Gibson City Planner Sustainable Fernandina will [...]

Fernandina Observer – One Month Review

        What an incredible first month for the Fernandina Observer! We are [...]

Woman Arrested after Filing False “Main Beach Rape” Report, Police Say

A woman who said she was raped in a restroom at Main Beach was arrested [...]

Nassau County Commission Board Chair Arrested for DUI

Nassau County Commissioner and Board Chair Stacy T. Johnson has been arrested on a DUI [...]

Tropical Storm Beryl Clean Up – Progress Report

City of Fernandina Beach Press Release Submitted by City Manager – Joe Gerrity As of [...]

The Commission’s Rocket Man: Tim Poynter

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Despite the fact that three Fernandina [...]

Schools for Thought . . . An Interview with Dr. John Ruis

Submitted by Gerry Clare With the upcoming school board elections on August 13th , we [...]

Civics 105: the City Clerk

Submitted by Suanne Thamm Reporter – News Analyst   (Sixth and final article in a [...]

Beach Development and Mid-Century Resource Survey to Begin This Summer

City of Fernandina Beach Press Release Submitted by Adrienne Burke City Planner In an effort [...]

Sheriff’s Race Over on August 14 Election Day

          Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger   Nassau County’s hotly contested [...]

Dumpster Denouement

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Several of you might be asking, [...]

Civics 104: City Attorney

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst (Fifth in a series of articles [...]

The Little Blue House at 229 South 8th Street

Submitted by Suanne Thamm Reporter-News Analyst Heidi Cormier, potential owner of a modest wood-frame house [...]

Leatherback Turtle Hits Fernandina Beach

Written by Susan Hardee Steger Photos Courtesy of Len Kreger On June 1, a leatherback [...]

Update on New Boys & Girls Club Complex on Lime Street – Fernandina Beach

Submitted by Gerry Clare The Nassau County Boys & Girls Club facility in Fernandina Beach [...]

Energy Series Part One: Solar Pool Heating

Submitted by Len Kreger This article is the first in a series which will review [...]

New City Website Launched

The City of Fernandina Beach unveiled a new and much more user friendly website today.  [...]

City Manager Joe Gerrity Sworn In

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

What the Future Holds – Decisions and Plans Impacting Our City

Submitted By Suanne Thamm Reporter- News Analyst At its June 5, 2012 regular meeting, the [...]

Ground Hog Day on the Amelia Riverfront

Submitted by Suanne Thamm Reporter-News Analyst Any hope for an early end to the June [...]

Failure to Launch

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst June 6, 2012 12:11 p.m. In [...]

Civics 103: The City Manager

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst   (Fourth in a series of articles on [...]

Countdown to launch . . . or just a fizzle?

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst Will they or won’t they decide to fund [...]

Slow but Steady Progress on Beryl Clean Up

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Advanced Disposal Services and city staff worked through the weekend [...]

Greenway Restoration Plans Advance

Submitted by John Carr The Greenway plans are advancing. The latest issues revolve around the [...]

Jacobs Honored By Florida Trust for Historic Preservation

In a ceremony held recently in Gainesville, Florida, the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation presented [...]

Civics 102 – The City Commission

Submitted by Suanne Thamm Reporter-News Analyst (Third in a series of articles on local government) [...]

Summer Fun in Fernandina Beach

Submitted by Gerry Clare Next week Summer begins for the school kids in Nassau County [...]

The Good and the Bad – City’s Early Damage Assessment from Beryl

On Monday, May 28, 2012,  Dave Lott on his last day as Interim City Manager, [...]

City Wishes to Keep Citizens Informed on Tree Removal Permitting

May 31, 2012 The City of Fernandina Beach is receiving a number of questions from [...]

Storm Debris – City Okay – County Lacking

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger After Tropical Storm Beryl,  county officials admit they are lacking [...]

Nassau County Declares State of Emergency

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger At a special meeting, on Tuesday, May 29, at 6:00 [...]

Civics 101: Representative Democracy, Commission-Manager Form of Government, The City Charter

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst for the Fernandina Observer (Second in a series [...]

Possible Loss of 18 Sea Turtle Nests After Tropical Storm Beryl

On Tuesday, May 29, the day after Tropical Storm Beryl arrived in Fernandina, dedicated volunteers [...]

Port of Fernandina, Fernandina Golf Course, and Fort Clinch – Back in Business

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger The Port of Fernandina was closed temporarily as Tropical Storm [...]

Tall Ship Peacemaker Extends Stay

The Tall Ship “Peacemaker” will extend its stay through the end of the week with [...]

50 % Chance of More Rain This Afternoon

Fortunately for Fernandina Beach,  the rain occurring as Beryle heads up the coast, is such [...]

Avoid Greenway, Central Park, and Bosque Bello For Now

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Joe Gerrity, Fernandina’s new city manager who is beginning his [...]

Fernandina Residents Should Plan for Regular Scheduled Garbage Pick Up

Although Advanced Disposal Services began with a late start on Monday due to Beryl’s impact, [...]

Beryl’s Walk in the Park

Among the numerous trees downed or damaged around the city Monday was this one in [...]

Memorial Day Weekend – Senior Moments In Fernandina Beach

Submitted by Gerry C. Clare May 28, 2012 Sunday, May 27th at the Peck Center [...]

Fernandina Observer – Reports Throughout Tropical Storm Beryl

Tropical storm Beryl’s arrival in Fernandina Beach, allowed the Fernandina Observer to do what an [...]

Couple Narrowly Escapes Injury

Special to the Observer A local couple narrowly escaped injury Sunday night when a tree [...]

Beryl Banks Boat

  On the morning after tropical storm Beryl’s strong winds struck Fernandina Beach, residents can [...]

Beryl Delivers Lost Peacock to Kari

The Fernandina Observer has been notified that a beautiful male peacock is roaming around the [...]

City Damage Report Following Tropical Storm Beryl

By Susan Hardee Steger May 28, 2012   With sustained winds clocked at 44 mph, [...]

Morning Has Broken

Special to the Observer May 28, 2012 9:17 a.m. A lone beach goer wades through [...]

A Dedicated Weather Watcher

Special to the Observer At 7:45 p.m. Sunday, a moderate but pelting rain had begun [...]

A View From Main Beach – Beryl Approaches

Special to the Observer At Main Beach, a Jacksonville TV crew had joined about 50 [...]

Fernandina Harbor Marina Prepares for Beryl

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger In preparation for tropical storm Beryl, Fernandina Harbor Marina Dock [...]

Batten Down the Hatches for Beryl

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger City and County officials gathered at the Emergency Management Center [...]

Beryl’s Arrival Closes Fort Clinch Campground

Hundreds of  Fort Clinch campers were asked to leave as a result of tropical storm [...]

Thamm Joins Fernandina Observer

May 25, 2012 Fernandina Observer is pleased to announce that Suanne Z. Thamm is joining [...]

Starting Over . . . Again

Submitted by Suanne Thamm News Analysis Part I of a Series On May 29, 2012, [...]

City And Port Strengthen Ties

Submitted by Suanne Thamm News Analysis May 21, 2012 2:53 p.m. On May 10, 2012, [...]

Fernandina Beach High School Ranks Top 3% Nationally

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Fernandina Beach High School is ranked 39th in the state [...]

City Commission Moving Forward

Submitted by Suanne Thamm May 16, 2012 Effective May 29, 2012, Fernandina Beach will have [...]

We Will Be Different!

May 14, 2012 Welcome to the Fernandina Observer, a news and opinion blog that will [...]