Tag Archives: fernandina beach

Division And Insults Mar Solemn Proclamation

By Mike Lednovich What was intended as a solemn city commission proclamation honoring transgender victims [...]

City Rezoning to Protect Land on State-Mandated Housing List

By Mike Lednovich The City Commission was unanimous in protecting parcels at the MLK Rec [...]

A Spooky Opera at Disco Witch Brewing

  By Wilma Allen If you’re an opera buff thirsting for music close to home, [...]

A Comment for and About William H. Goodwin Junior

Dear Sir, I’ve been reading about you. I do that a lot: reading about people [...]

Got Empty Shelves? The Fall Book Sale is Coming Up

Dust off your backpack, carry-all or little red wagon: the Friends of the Fernandina Beach [...]

Pickleball Here, Pickleball Everywhere — and More to Come

By Wilma Allen “We are a little obsessed with Pickleball,” Shelly Duncan wrote in an [...]

Fernandina’s New City Manager: Ty Ross

By Mike Lednovich It took the Fernandina Beach City Commission just over two hours to [...]

Minor Coastal Flooding through 11 pm Today, Aug 30

COASTAL NASSAU-COASTAL DUVAL-COASTAL ST. JOHNS-COASTAL FLAGLER- 509 PM EDT TUE AUG 29 2023 …HIGH RIP [...]

9:30 a.m. Aug 28 Weather Notice

The U.S. Weather Service is forecasting at this time that Hurricane Idalia will make landfall [...]

Nine Manager Candidates Presented to Citizen Committee

By Mike Lednovich Colin Baenziger & Associates has submitted nine city manager candidates to the [...]

An Update on the City Manager Search Process

Here is the schedule going forward for selecting the new Fernandina Beach city manager: Now [...]

Amid Big Cuts, a Big Raise for Commissioners?

By Mike LednovichFernandina Beach City Commissioners are cutting funding for sidewalks, beach walkovers and paving [...]

Peck Grads Celebrate Fond Memories

  Former students of the historical Peck School celebrated the 8th reunion banquet recently at [...]

Commentary: OK Commission, Stop Kidding Yourselves About Taxes

By Suanne ThammNero fiddled while Rome burned. The Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC) sticks its [...]

As City Considers Rollback Rate, Here’s What Would Not Happen

By Mike Lednovich At a city commission workshop Wednesday, Interim City Manager Charlie George outlined [...]

Soccer Field Solution Is in the Works

By Mike Lednovich The Fernandina Beach City Commission has agreed to partner with Nassau County [...]

June 26 Florida Legislative Forum to Transcend Party Affiliation

By Melissa A. Moss Recent history shows there are a lot of thoughtful folks in [...]

When a Cigar-Lover Becomes an Institution

By Dylan Bailey Scott Weaver, a retired Navy man, is an institution of sorts. His [...]

Citizens Sue County Over Riverstone Settlement

The Citizens Against Runaway Development (“CARD”) filed suit against Nassau County yesterday in the Fourth [...]

A Challenging Week for Fernandina Beach

By April L. Bogle The Fernandina Beach City Commission considered and ruled on several contentious [...]

Tringali Neighbors File Appeal to ‘Stop the Domino Effect’

Neighbors of the Tringali property in downtown Fernandina Beach and their supporters announced yesterday they [...]

City Commission Votes 4-1 to Approve ‘Tringali’ Townhome Subdivision, Citizens Considering Lawsuit

By April L. Bogle Twelve townhomes are one step closer to being built in a [...]

Knocke Group Trying to Halt Pride Bingo Event

By Mike Lednovich Citizens Defending Freedom is attempting to stop a Drag Queen Bingo event [...]

Search Committee Agrees on One Thing: No Looking Back

By Mike Lednovich The chairman of the Citizens City Manager Search Committee sparked a conversation [...]

Another Major Debate: Townhouses in a Single-Family Neighborhood

By April L. Bogle Tonight’s city commission meeting is likely to include another long debate [...]

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 [...]

Commentary: The Times Have Changed, Mr. Knocke

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

Public Notice

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

Advisory Board Will Tackle The Downtown Parking Issue

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

Hours of Pride Comments, But No Change

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

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. [...]

Businesswomen: How to Shine

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

Commentary: The Law Is Clear. Deny the Tringali Townhouses

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

Mental Health TED Talk Coming Up

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

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 [...]

Commentary: A Church Where ALL means ALL

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

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. [...]

2023 Waste Contract: Once-a-Week Garbage

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

In-Person Job Fair Coming Up

The Nassau County Chamber of Commerce is hosting an in-person job fair on Thursday, May [...]

Why the Secrecy on New Riverstone Offer?

Since May 22 of last year, Nassau County and Riverstone Properties have been at a [...]

Area 51 Korean Grill: Very Good, and Longer Hours

By Dylan Bailey Our restaurant reviewer Area 51 Korean Grill touts an impressive blurb on [...]

Walking/Cycling Safety Study Needs Your Ideas

Fernandina Beach citizen surveys reveal that safe and accessible walking and biking is a priority [...]

Who’s On First? Commission Wrestles With Manager Process

By Mike Phillips The most important item on yesterday’s city commission agenda was billed as [...]

It’s Almost Time to Build Another City Budget: How That Happens

By Suanne Thamm There is never a good time to be without a permanent, full-time [...]

Meet Four Military-Inspired Writers

If you like to write, kick off your weekend with Amelia Island Writers, who will [...]

The Good Old Days of City Manager Deals

Fernandina, Florida January 11, 1936 “A called meeting of the City Commission was held this [...]

Commentary: A Deceit Beyond the Pale

By Mike Phillips Over the years I’ve lost track of how many city commissions and [...]

Other Proposed Search Advisor is a Mystery Man from 2012 On

By Mike Lednovich Not much was known about the city commission’s appointment of Richard Sala [...]

Commentary: ‘Criminal Enterprise’ Accusers Now on Record With FBI

By Chip Ross For years a few individuals have publicly stated that the city of [...]

Commentary: What Will it Take to Be United in Keeping Our Paradise?

By Suanne Thamm Hatfields vs. McCoys. Sharks vs. Jets. Natives vs. Newbies. Isn’t it about [...]

Local PR CEO Named Best in US

The World Communications Forum Association has named Axia Public Relations CEO Jason Mudd as the [...]

Leadership Training for Nassau County

The Nassau County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Florida Institute for Political Leadership [...]

A Scramble to Get Cement Out of the Port

This is the aftermath of just one busted bag.  (Photo taken last month.) Trucks started [...]

Story and Song Names an Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Story & Song Center for Arts & Culture has selected [...]

Friend of Sturges Pressured Antun to Terminate Martin

By April L. Bogle William Bailey, a friend of Fernandina Beach City Commissioner David Sturges, [...]

News Commentary: Commission’s City Manager Search Gets Off to a Ragged Start

By Mike Lednovich Fernandina Beach is searching for its most important executive, the city manager. [...]

The Scramble to Fire a City Manager — And Then What?

By April L. Bogle This article highlights milestones leading up to and following the Feb. [...]

Think Ahead, Port! And Get Creative!

By Tammi Kosack Dear commissioners, As a stakeholder representative I have received scores of emails [...]

Commentary: A Good City Manager is Hard to Find — And Too Easy to Fire

Editor’s note: This commentary first appeared in 2015, but it’s as fresh as it was [...]

Second Year of Heroes for Barnabas

This year’s second annual Barnabas Center Fashion Show honoring Hometown Heroes took place on Monday, [...]

A New Backpacks for Kids Program in Nassau

The Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, in partnership with the Amelia Island Tourist Development [...]

It’s a Non-Partisan City Government — But Are You Sure?

By April L. Bogle I don’t know anyone who wants the political battles being fought [...]

Pay Up to Tee Up: Golf Fees Soaring on the Island

By Mike Lednovich Domenick Gambardella and Carla Foreman were stunned after receiving an email late [...]

A Starring Role for Trees at City Hall

It was a good evening for trees at this week’s Fernandina Beach City Commission meeting. [...]

Restaurant Review: The Old/New Crab Trap Is a Delight

By Dylan Bailey The Crab Trap, at 31 N. 2nd St., was long a staple [...]

Ayscue and Antun Win City Commission Seats

Here are the provisional results from the Dec. 13 Fernandina Beach City Commission election: Seat [...]

Do Partisan Politics Have a Place in Our Small-Town Elections?

By Mike Phillips Observer Editor Now that the Fernandina Beach runoff election is over, no [...]