Why Amelia Island Needs a Statue of William Penn

By Linda Hart Green I grew up in a suburb of New Jersey just five [...]

YoungLife: For Teens at Their Own Pace

By Elizabeth Matthews YoungLife Youth Ministry is a national organization that seeks to reach young [...]

Aloha Bagel Is a Feast for More Than Your Eyes

By Dylan Bailey Aloha Bagel and Deli made waves when it opened its doors in [...]

Her Grace and Courage Were the Greatest of Many Gifts

By Kathleen Arsenault Carolyn Phanstiel came into my life my senior year at FBHS, 1964-65. [...]

Port May Sell Residential Land to Pay Legal Debts

By Mike Lednovich The Port of Fernandina took the first step Wednesday toward potentially selling [...]

She Was Many Things, but First a Great Teacher

By Raymond Arsenault Carolyn Phanstiel, who died earlier this week at the age of 85, [...]

No Vote Tuesday on Solar Array Proposal

By Mike Lednovich There will be no vote Tuesday by the city commission to amend [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Belizean Food

By Pat Foster-Turley It’s no surprise to my readers that whenever I travel, food is [...]

Port Finances Are ‘At The Cliff’s Edge’

By Mike Lednovich The Port of Fernandina’s crushing legal debt may threaten its ability to [...]

Women’s Club Awards Six Scholarships

The retiring President, Sue Dwyer and incoming president of the Women’s Club of Fernandina Beach, [...]

Solar Farm Proposed on Heavily Wooded Airport Land

By Mike Lednovich The leaseholder of Amelia River Golf Course wants to clear-cut 36 acres [...]

New Head for Regional Community Foundation

After a nationwide search, the Board of Trustees of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida [...]

Disc Golf at Simmons Road Park Will Get a Look

By Mike Lednovich A disc golf group pitching Simmons Road Park property as the site [...]

Commentary: When is a Public Prayer Out of Line?

By Linda Hart Green “Will you offer a prayer, Reverend?” I have been asked that [...]

Commentary: The Times Have Changed, Mr. Knocke

By Darlene Drury FBHS class of 1974 I was born and raised a Fernandinian. When [...]

Riverstone: Hard-nosed FAQs from Conservationists

Since announcing the formation of Citizens Against Runaway Development (CARD) we have heard from many [...]

Carolyn Edna Phanstiel: Teacher, Activist — and Friend

Carolyn Edna Phanstiel was born in Queens, New York, February 28, 1938, and died peacefully [...]

Help Needed, Help Appears — That’s Community

By Tom Oliver Occasionally you get to witness an act of true community. This started [...]

This Hot New Place in Yulee Will Make You Happy

By Dylan Bailey On its website, Grumpy’s Restaurant says it is bringing dining back to [...]

Better Together: A ‘Village’ of People Helping Stressed Families

By Elizabeth Matthews Ramona is the single mother of two young daughters; a Florida transplant [...]

$1,000,000 for Piney Island Conservation

By Wes Wolfe Florida Politics Nassau County got what it wanted in its No. 1 [...]

St. Johns Ferry Is Resuming Its Historic Role

Officials greet car number 1,000,000 to cross on the ferry By Lauri deGaris The St. [...]

Public Notice

In the Juvenile Court of Putnam County, Tennessee at Cookeville, Tennessee Ann Marie Fisk VS Ivory [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Monkey River Village School

By Pat Foster-Turley I’ve been to Monkey River Village three times now, each time better [...]

Future of Sports Fields Is a Stinker of a Problem

By Mike Lednovich Where will kids play soccer? That question was mulled by the City [...]

Advisory Board Will Tackle The Downtown Parking Issue

By Mike Lednovich The chairman of the Community Redevelopment Area Advisory Board (CRAAB) wants the [...]

Commentary: Mr. Nicklas Has Opinions. Now, Here Are The Facts

By Chip Ross Steve Nicklas writes an opinion column called “Steve’s Marketplace” for the Amelia [...]

Hours of Pride Comments, But No Change

By April L. Bogle Mayor Bradley Bean announced at last night’s City Commission meeting that [...]

It Started With a Flag

By Genece Minshew In June of 2018, on a Tuesday evening, Mayor Johnny Miller decided [...]

City Attorney: Don’t Cancel Pride Events

By April L. Bogle Fernandina Beach City Attorney Tammi Bach will advise city commissioners against [...]

Knocke Pushes to Cancel Pride Parade, Festival

By April L. Bogle Citizens Defending Freedom-Nassau (CDF-Nassau) is asking Fernandina Beach cty commissioners to [...]

Commentary: Bad Advice on ‘Special Privileges’ for Developers

By Faith Ross Recently Tammi Bach, the Fernandina Beach City Attorney, gave a workshop for [...]

Commentary: The Divine Creation is Wonderfully Diverse

  By Rev. Linda Hart Green Is difference dangerous? There are those who think so. [...]

Front Porch Beaders Reach a Whole Community in Need

By Elizabeth Matthews Front Porch Beads began as an effort to bring a family together [...]

Hofbrau Amelia: Real German? Ja! Recommended? Jawohl!

By Dylan Bailey Hofbrau Amelia is Fernandina’s only German pub and biergarten. My question now [...]

Businesswomen: How to Shine

The Eight Flags Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) invites all businesswomen [...]

Citizen Group Forms to Sue Riverstone — If Need Be

A new non-profit, Citizens Against Runaway Development (CARD), has been organized to oppose the proposed [...]

Commentary: The Law Is Clear. Deny the Tringali Townhouses

By Taina Cristner In early 2006, at the beginning of the aughts’ housing bubble, the [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Hunting Dosinias

By Pat Foster-Turley Lots of people collect seashells, and if you are from the inland [...]

Mental Health TED Talk Coming Up

A Community Conversation is being hosted by the Nassau Chapter of the National Alliance on [...]

The Riverstone Vote Is Not What You Think — Read On

By Mike Lednovich County Commissioner John Martin said in emails Tuesday that people are erroneously [...]

Are We Up to The Challenge of Buying Riverstone’s Property?

By Mike Phillips Though there’s still a lot of tip-toeing going on in county government [...]

America’s Youth Program Needs Flooring Help

If you are not familiar with this very worthwhile charity, please look up their website, [...]

Stunner: Commission Accepts Developer’s Tall Towers Offer

  By Mike Lednovich The Nassau County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) voted 4-1 to [...]

How Nassau County Makes Elections Secure

By April L. Bogle Janet Adkins, Supervisor of Elections (SOE) for Nassau County, addressed eight [...]

Commentary: We Have a Chance to Degrade Our Home — or Add Value

Dear Nassau County Commissioners, The county’s reduction of coastal building height in 2021 was appropriate [...]

Just Truckin’ to Hot Dog House FL

By Dylan Bailey Over the past few years, food trucks have found a new footing [...]

Pride Picnic as American as Apple Pie

By April L. Bogle Some 100 people – from pre-kindergarteners to grandparents and every age [...]

Commentary: A Church Where ALL means ALL

By Rev. Dr. Mark Charles I was told a story today about an individual in [...]

Gracie’s Kitchen: The Story of an Idea that Serves and Serves

By Elizabeth Matthews Gracie’s Kitchen is not a new organization. It’s not being rebranded, making [...]

The Attorneys Speak: Riverstone Proposal Is ‘Deeply Flawed’

Dear Chair and Members of the Nassau County Commission: I, along with Reese Henderson, represent [...]

Community Leaders Speak: The Riverstone Proposal Is a ‘Hail Mary’

A Letter to  the Nassau County Commissioners and County  Attorney: Nearly two years ago, the [...]

A Whale Baby Shower Bids The Calves Godspeed

By Lauri deGaris April 19 marked the end of the 2022-2023 right whale calving season. [...]

Here’s a Special Way to Love the Beach

By Shari Roan Along with the maritime forest, Amelia Island is best known among nature [...]

Study Shows Rates for a Self-Supporting Marina

By Mike Lednovich The Marina Advisory Board will discuss rates at its May 22 meeting. [...]

At First Meeting, Citizens Say Walking and Cycling Safety Is Worse

By Mike Spino At the first public series of meetings this week about walking and [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Is That a Turkey?

By Pat Foster-Turley I must confess that sometimes I respond too quickly to emails without [...]

Election Fraud Speakers Find an Audience Here

By April L. Bogle A former law professor and a businessman turned podcaster preached their [...]

Port Is Deep in The Red, With Urgent Needs to Spend

By Mike Lednovich The Port of Fernandina is suddenly awash in hundreds of thousands of [...]

City Commission Goes Big-Time in Manager Search

By Mike Phillips For several weeks after firing former City Manager Dale Martin, a majority [...]

Marina Beefing Up Security With Gates

By Mike Lednovich Property theft and vandalism on boats docked at the city marina is [...]

Commission OKs Legal Support for Ethics Charge

Fernandina Beach city commissioners voted at Tuesday night’s meeting to approve paying legal fees for [...]

Commentary: No Matter Your Beliefs, Stand Up for the Tylers

By Rev. Linda Hart Green In 2010, I was a pastor in Ridgewood, New Jersey. [...]

Citizens Give Commission Some Jobs to Do on Manager Search

By Mike Lednovich The citizens committee tasked with advising the City Commission on finding the [...]

Commentary: OK Kids, Let’s Buckle Down

By Suanne Thamm Some years ago a now-departed neighbor added a new acronym to our [...]

New Round Coming Up for Training Entrepreneurs

Since 2020, $1,000 Start-Ups, Inc. has helped launch 30 small businesses in Nassau County through [...]

2023 Waste Contract: Once-a-Week Garbage

By Chip Ross The first reading of the city’s new agreement with Waste Management will [...]

Ancient Presbyterian Group Is Being Planted Here

By Elizabeth Matthews Pastor Tom Hawkes and his wife Ann did not relocate to Amelia [...]

City Has Found a New Airport Director

Interim City Manager Mark Foxworth has announced that Sam Carver, who currently manages the Witham [...]

Art Auction to Support Police Good Works

The Fernandina Beach Police Foundation (FBPF) is holding a ticketed VIP art auction to benefit [...]

It’s Blueberry Season — and a Season for Ancient Stories

By Lauri deGaris Blueberries are native to North America and can be found in every [...]

Here’s the Latest Riverstone Tall Towers Offer

By Mike Phillips The shroud of mystery has been lifted from the latest settlement proposal [...]

Author to Speak on Florida in WWII

A presentation called “War in Paradise: World War II in Florida” will be at 6 [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Reap What You Sow

By Pat Foster-Turley April 14, 2023 It started out as a simple visit to the [...]

Final Port Plan Gives Community What It Wanted

By Mike Lednovich After 18 months of work, the Ocean Highway Port Authority unanimously approved [...]