Commentary: The King Celebration Goes to the Very Roots of Fernandina

By Linda Hart Green Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2009 marked my first visit to [...]

‘Once Upon a Time in Florida’ Literary Luncheon

  By Marla McDaniel From editor and writer Jacki Levine and the University of Florida [...]

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 [...]

Bartram Garden Club Celebrates Florida’s Arbor Day

The Bartram Garden Club will be celebrating Florida Arbor Day at 11 a.m. on Jan. [...]

Sturges Told Investigator Firing of Martin Triggered Ethics Charge

By Mike Lednovich Fernandina Beach Vice Mayor David Sturges said the commission’s firing of City [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Deer Mortalities

By Pat Foster-Turley Here on Amelia Island, deer cannot be legally hunted, and for the [...]

Join the Dream Team: MLK Day of Service Seeking Volunteers

Calling all volunteers! United Way of Northeast Florida is looking for volunteers this Saturday in [...]

MLK Day Panel Discussion Event to Share Stories

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Duncan Lamont Clinch Historical Society will [...]

New Right Whale Calf, Hit by a Boat, Likely Will Die

By Lauri deGaris The first North Atlantic right whale calf born this season has been [...]

Memories of Last Year’s Magical Whale Visitor (and Dolphin Friends)

By Lauri deGaris Last January, many Amelia Island residents, and visitors too, were thrilled to [...]

Storm Warning Ends — Oops, It’s on Again and Raining Buckets — What a Day!

Severe Weather Updates 12:30 — From the U.S. Weather Service: Expect a band of severe [...]

Facebook Posts Cast Doubt on State Probe into Sturges/Ericksen Relationship

By Mike Lednovich A Florida Commission on Ethics Advocate ruled that because Fernandina Beach Vice [...]

Sky’s the Limit for FBHS Aerospace Students

By Wilma Allen By the time they graduate from high school, many local teens will [...]

‘Becoming Dr. Ruth:’ Many Laughs for People of a Certain Age

Jill Dillingham of Amelia Musical Playhouse, first gave the script of “Becoming Dr. Ruth” to [...]

Amelia Chamber Season to Start with ‘Rhapsody in Blue’

By Wilma Allen Pianist William Ransom will take the stage Sunday, Jan. 14, at 5 [...]

Whale Calves 7, 8 and 9 Grace Our Waters

By Lauri deGaris Whale blessings keep right on coming … right whale calves nos. 7, [...]

Stories From Ancient Times Unite Whales and People

Editor’s note: In celebration of right whale calving season on our shores, we are posting [...]

Sturges Ethics Complaint Dismissed

By Brett L. Steger, attorney The Florida Commission on Ethics has entered a public report [...]

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 [...]

CRAAB to Submit Waterfront Park Plans for Approval

  By Mike Lednovich When the city commission convenes on Jan. 16 they will be [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Manatee Watching

By Pat Foster-Turley Bucko and I finally made it to Crystal River, long heralded as [...]

Is the Island Maxed Out? Commission’s All Over the Place

By Mike Lednovich The late Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Tommy Lasorda once said, “Opinions are [...]

Sixth Right Whale Calf is Sighted

By Lauri deGaris Right whale calf number No. 6 was born off Cumberland Island on [...]

Commentary: A Topsy-Turvy Year at City Hall

By Mike Lednovich Now after more than a year in office, how did the 2023 [...]

Do You Have Room for a Labor of Love?

By Linda Hart Green New Year’s Day was special for my brother and me. We [...]

Restaurant Review: Thumbs Up for Hana Sushi in Yulee

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

Pat’s Wildways: Old Florida

By Pat Foster-Turley Whenever Bucko and I feel like getting away from the hubbub that [...]

Citizens Win Tringali Case

By Mike Lednovich A circuit court judge has ruled there is “no plausible explanation for [...]

Two More Whale Calves Born Nearby During the Solstice

By Lauri deGaris Newborn right whale calves No. 4 and No. 5 emerged from the [...]

Pelorus Jack: Part Two of a Whale of a Story

This article is part of a series of 10 appearing every other Monday in the [...]

Timoti’s – Wild Caught Seafare

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

La Boheme Coming to Amelia Island Stage

By Wilma Allen La Boheme, among the most popular operas of all time, will be [...]

Pat’s Wildways: 12 Days of Christmas on Amelia Island

By Pat Foster-Turley 12 Days of Christmas on Amelia Island   On the first day [...]

Winter Solstice: a Universal Celebration

By Lauri deGaris December 21, 2023, marks the astronomical beginning of winter. Mother Earth’s north [...]

Commission Takes First Steps Toward Manager Replacement

By Mike Lednovich Fernandina Beach city commissioners, still reeling from the abrupt departure of City [...]

Fat Exit Package Proposed for Ty Ross

By Mike Lednovich The Fernandina Beach City Commission will be presented today with a proposed [...]

V Pizza: Classic and Innovative

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

Commentary — The Manager Solution: Make Charlie George Permanent

By Mike Lednovich What many folks don’t realize is that over the past 12 months, [...]

Pay Attention: Really Hearing People is a Gift

By Linda Hart Green It’s crunch time for gift buyers. At least, that is what [...]

New Story-telling Festival Headlined by Carl Hiaasen

By Wilma Allen If he’s as funny on stage as he is on the page, [...]

Tringali Demolition Halted Owing to Missing Asbestos Permits

By Mike Lednovich The Fernandina Beach Building Department slapped a “stop work” order on the [...]

Commentary: Sure Things Lost and Lessons Learned

By Mike Phillips One day, back in my corporate career, I lamented to the CEO [...]

The New City Manager Resigns. More — Much More — to Come

By Mike Lednovich Fernandina Beach City Manager Ty Ross verbally resigned Friday morning effective immediately [...]

City Backtracks on Resolution to Revamp Golf Course Advisory Board Duties

By Mike Lednovich The Fernandina Beach city administration promised to work hand-in-hand with its Golf [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Invaders in Simmons Park

By Pat Foster-Turley For years there has been controversy about what to do with the [...]

A Third Whale Calf Is Born Unto Us!

By Lauri deGaris New moon blessings to right whale #1970 – Palmetto and her newborn [...]

Commentary: A Nightmare on 14th Street

By Chip Ross City Commissioner Traffic is about to get much worse on South 14th [...]

Special Meeting Called to Discuss Ty Ross Affair

By Mike Lednovich The Fernandina Beach City Commission will hold a special meeting Dec. 19 [...]

New Atlantic Seafood — Much Bigger — Being Negotiated

By Mike Lednovich The Fernandina Beach City Commission has approved negotiating a new lease for [...]

Commentary: It’s Not the Alcohol, It’s Everything Else

By Suanne Thamm Dear City Commissioners: Please accept my sincere sympathy for the position that [...]

Commentary — For the Good of the Order: Resignation

Editor’s note: We are offering publication of brief, thoughtful, well-written commentaries on this subject. They [...]

Hearing Canceled, CARD and ATC Remain in Riverstone Suit

Attorneys for both Nassau County and Riverstone have agreed that Amelia Tree Conservancy (ATC) and [...]

Pelorus Jack, a Whale of a 275-Year Maori Story

By Walter C. Hornaday The following article by Walter C. Hornaday, appeared in the Sunday Star, [...]

Another Right Whale Gives Birth to a Calf

By Lauri deGaris Right Whale #3360 – Horton – has given birth to her third [...]

Chief Asks for State Review of How Ty Ross Case Handled

By Mike Lednovich Fernandina Beach Police Chief Jeff Tambasco has asked the State Attorney to [...]

RYAM Annual Golf Tournament Raises a Record $91,000 for United Way

Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM) and United Way of Northeast Florida last week announced that RYAM [...]

Amelia Fresh Cafe: Good and Healthy

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

Pat’s Wildways: Adventures on the Cumberland Ferry

By Pat Foster-Turley It seemed simple. Buy advance tickets to both the ferry and the [...]

Changes Coming for Recorded Documents Related to Property Ownership

In an effort to hinder the rise of property fraud, an amendment to Florida Statute [...]

Ty Ross: Give Him Another Chance or Send Him on His Way?

By Mike Phillips The truth takes its own sweet time. We know the truth that [...]

Fernandina Police Release Bodycam Video of City Manager Bicycle Accident

Fernandina Beach Police body camera video of new City Manager Ty Ross’ bicycle accident two [...]

The Bodycam Video: Minute by Minute

By Mike Lednovich Editor’s note: This is a running summary of the police bodycam footage [...]

City Manager Responds to Calls for Resignation

By Mike Lednovich Responding to withering calls for his resignation, new Fernandina Beach City Manager [...]

Key Riverstone Hearing to be Conducted Via Zoom – CANCELED

CANCELED – See comment below. A hearing on Riverstone litigation matters has been scheduled for [...]

Martin Luther King Jr. Parade to be held January 15

All are invited to participate in the 46th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade of Fernandina [...]

Ty Ross Incident’s Police Video Being Redacted

By Mike Lednovich Police body camera video of Fernandina Beach City Manager Ty Ross’ alcohol-related [...]

From Grim to Soon to Be Attractive on a Stretch of SR200

By Wilma Allen The median strips along state Route 200, as you drive to and [...]

Symphony Bus Trips Available Again

Amelia Residents in Action for the Symphony for many seasons co-sponsored bus transportation to Jacksonville [...]

Learning to Wait Is a Spiritual Discipline

By Linda Hart Green In the golden light of an early summer evening, I swished [...]

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 [...]

First Right Whale Calf of the Season Has Been Born

By Lauri deGaris The full moon of November presided over the birth of this season’s [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Possum Painter

By Pat Foster-Turley I must admit I have very interesting friends here on Amelia Island. [...]

Remaining Floodwall Plan Comes With Three Big Holes

By Mike Lednovich Fernandina Beach City Commissioners will see a “Waterfront Resiliency System” conceptual design [...]

Library Friends’ Next Discussion

The Friends of the Library Book Club will meet Dec. 14 to discuss “Great Circle” [...]