FERNANDINA BEACH WEATHER

Train depot restoration rumbles forward

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst About two dozen people spent their lunch…

Presentations and Proclamations: October 1, 2013

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Fernandina Beach Mayor Sarah Pelican led the…

The FBCC rings in the new fiscal year

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst With its October 1, 2013 Regular Meeting,…

City revisits grant funding for local non-profits in FY 2013-14 Budget

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst At a half-hour long special meeting on…

And the Oscar goes to …

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Fernandina Beach is never short on history-loving…

Viva Florida! — Fernandina-style

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The sleepy little Fernandina Beach neighborhood known…

A new look for City Hall Chambers

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The seats of power have gotten much…

Patching Ash Street rail crossing

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Drivers and pedestrians may soon have an…

FBCC abandons thoughts of voter referendum on recreation land sale

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst While the crowd that engulfed city hall…

FBCC holds firm in opposition to city funding despite pleas from non-profit social service providers for support

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst City Hall Chambers were packed by 6:00…

Honoring a legend: retired Florida legislator Marilyn Evans Jones

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Close to 100 people gathered at Osprey…

The Storytelling Sims talk about Florida during World War II

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The Storytelling Simms – Wayne and Jane…

City to non-profits: we can’t give you anything but love

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The philosophical divide between members of the…

Fernandina Beach Business and Building Starts: July 2013

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst    The Fernandina Observer welcomes the following…

City still undecided on cleanup support for Shrimp Fest 2014

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst At its August 12, 2013 Budget Workshop,…

City agrees to honor FY2012-13 commitment to support library operations; future payments in doubt

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst After a half hour of discussion during…

Fernandina Beach moves forward on land issues

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst At its August 6, 2013 Regular Meeting,…

Historic Fernandina Beach Post Office NOT closing – at least not today

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst What does the Historic Centre Street Post…

Fernandina Beach City Commission talks trash

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst At its August 6, 2013 regular meeting,…

Highlighting the needs of homeless animals

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Barely controlling her emotions, Mayor Sarah Pelican…

Port Authority presents $50K check to Fernandina Beach

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Ocean Highway and Port Authority (OHPA) Chair…

City of Fernandina Beach 2013 Election Update

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst By approving Resolution 2013-104 at its August…

Withdrawal of library funding a non-starter for Fernandina Beach City Commission

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst City Hall Commission Chambers began to fill…

FBCC moving forward to sell city-owned land

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst As the final item in its two…

FBCC Workshops FY2013-14 budgets for Airport, Utilities

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC) spent…

Grants to city Non-Profits in jeopardy as FBCC grapples with FY 2013-14 budget issues

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst Charity begins at home – yours and mine –…

Does Shrimp Fest have a future in Fernandina Beach?

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst During the first weekend of May, Shrimp…

Fernandina Beach City Commission uneasily sets tentative FY2013-14 millage rate

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC) held…

Nassau County School Board sets tentative millage and budget for FY2013-14

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst On July 29, 2013, in a brief…

Caring about the place you call home: an opinion

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst In early July four of the Thamms…

Folks moving on: June 2013

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The following real estate sales and transfers…

Fernandina Beach Business and Building Starts: June 2013

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The Fernandina Observer welcomes the following businesses…

Sometimes it pays to have friends at City Hall. Literally. – An opinion

    Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst The Memorandum of Understanding has been signed;…

Garbage in, garbage out … for $700,000

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The City of Fernandina Beach and Florida…

Fernandina Beach to re-advertise City Clerk position

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The Fernandina Beach City Commission held a…

Fernandina Beach City Commission tackles city advisory boards and their roles

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst At the urging of Commissioner Arlene Filkoff,…

City of Fernandina Beach Proclamations and Presentations: June 18, 2013

LieSubmitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter News – Analyst The Fernandina Beach City Commission honored three…

6-18-2013 Fernandina Beach Commission highlights: CRA, Charter Amendments, Fire Hydrants and more

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst After more than 3 hours, the June 18, 2013…

Fernandina Beach holds budget workshop on city marina, golf course

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst City Manager Joe Gerrity sought guidance from…

MORE folks moving on: May 2013

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst The following real estate sales and transfers for the…

Talking turkey about CRAs in Florida and Fernandina Beach

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm The Fernandina Beach City Commission, acting as the Community Redevelopment Agency…

Amelia Island tourism on the rise

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst According to Gil Langley, President and CEO of the…

The City of Fernandina Beach Hereby Proclaims

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst At its June 4, 2013 regular meeting the Fernandina…

Fernandina Beach City Commission highlights – Golf course, beach renourishment, animal control

 Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst June was busting out all over as the Fernandina…

Deputy Fernandina Beach City Clerk Kim Elliott Briley named City Clerk Pro Tem

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst Three hours into its June 4, 2013 meeting, the…

Fernandina Beach City Commission annexes The Palms into the city; Owners threaten legal action

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm  Reporter-News Analyst At the June 4, 2013 Fernandina Beach City Commission…

CRAAB prepares for workshop with Fernandina Beach City Commission next week

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst On June 3, 2013, City of Fernandina Beach senior…

Fernandina Beach City Commission agrees on terms for new City Clerk contract

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst During a special meeting of the Fernandina Beach City…

City of Fernandina Beach proclamations and a presentation: May 21, 2013

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst At the beginning of each Fernandina Beach City Commission…

Fernandina Beach City Commission meets May 21, 2013

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst The Fernandina Beach City Commission’s second regular May meeting…

Fernandina Beach voters to decide on 4-years for city commissioners

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst Fernandina Beach voters will have the opportunity once again…

Fernandina Beach City Commission appoints Jennifer Gooding new city clerk

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst It looks like the City of Fernandina Beach will…

Fernandina Beach Train Depot restoration begins

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst The painstaking and arduous work of restoring Fernandina Beach’s…

Fernandina Beach recycles

 Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst The city of Fernandina Beach conducted its annual recycling…

City of Fernandina Beach Proclamations: May 7, 2013

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst At the beginning of each Fernandina Beach City Commission…

Road improvements slated for Nassau County

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst There are state and county road improvements in store…

Fernandina Beach City Commission Highlights – May 7, 2013 – Decision on City Clerk Pro Tem

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst The Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC) kicked off the…

CRA Advisory Board discusses upcoming workshop with City Commission and Florida Redevelopment Director

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst The Fernandina Beach Community Redevelopment Advisory Board (CRAAB) assembled…

Fernandina Observer follow up on the CRA: And then there were none

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst After reading the most recent email exchange between Fernandina…

City, Port discuss port safety and security needs, strategic planning

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst Fernandina Beach City Commissioners (FBCC) and Ocean Highway and…

4-16-13 Fernandina Beach City Commission Highlights: Municipal Golf Course, City Clerk position

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst Once again, the status and conditions of the Fernandina…

CRA Advisory Board inches along

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst The Fernandina Beach Community Redevelopment Area Advisory Board (CRAAB)…

Fernandina Beach Business and Building Blossom: March 2013

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst The Fernandina Observer welcomes the following businesses newly licensed…

Fernandina Beach City Commission Highlights April 2, 2013 – Golf Course, Sidewalk to nowhere, . . .

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst About 40 people, an unusually high number, attended the…

CRA Advisory Board meets; frustrations mount

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst On Monday, April 1, 2013, the Community Redevelopment Area…

The Historic Fernandina Beach Train Depot: Then, Now and the Future – Part 3 – The Yulee Statue

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst Part 3:  The Yulee Statue When it looked like…

The Historic Fernandina Beach Train Depot: Then, Now and the Future – Part II

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst Part 2:  The man behind the railroad In the…

Fernandina Beach City Commission Highlights: March 19, 2013

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Spring must have been in the air. …

Fernandina Beach City Commission Meeting – Experimental dredging – Sale of City property – Shrimp Festival clean up

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst The Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC) held its first…

Back to the future? An opinion

Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst If the blind leads the blind, both shall fall into the…

Forward Fernandina, Part II: Status report, consequences and lessons learned

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst This is the second part of a 3-part series…

What exactly is “Forward Fernandina”? (And why you should care)

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst Is it a communal vision for Fernandina’s future or…

Fernandina Beach City Commission fails to reach consensus on Forward Fernandina loan

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm, Reporter-News Analyst In an unusual move, the Fernandina Beach City Commission…

City Commission meeting – CRA – Forward Fernandina Bank Loan – City Charter Revisions

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm, Reporter-News Analyst After almost three solid hours devoted to the future…

Fernandina Beach City Commission approves conceptual plan for library on 3 – 2 vote

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm, Reporter-News Analyst By the time Mayor Sarah Pelican gaveled the February…