Farmers Market Customer Turned Vendor

The Fernandina Beach Market Place is excited to announce our farmers market friend-turned-vendor, Nathalie Wu. Nathalie has been a weekly customer of the market for several years and she now joins us on the first and third Saturdays of the month with her booth, My Fortune Rocks. Continue reading

Help Determine The Happiest Seaside Town in America

strong>New York, NY – Time Inc.’s (NYSE: TIME) Coastal Living, the leading authority on coastal home and travel, today announces its sixth annual top 10 list of America’s Happiest Seaside Towns. The 2017 list of the happiest places to live by the sea is live on The unranked list includes top beach destinations across the United States, from Washington to Maine and from Michigan to Florida.

Coastal Living America’s Happiest Seaside Towns 2017 (in alphabetical order):
·Camden, Maine
·Cape May, New Jersey
·Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
·Dana Point, California
·Fernandina Beach, Florida
·Grand Haven, Michigan
·Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
·Langley, Washington
·Orleans, Massachusetts
·Sarasota, Florida

Through midnight PST on October 17, 2016, people can vote for their favorite towns to determine which will be named the Coastal Living No. 1 Happiest Seaside Town in America 2017. Follow the conversation and spread the word on social media with #CLHappyTown and vote online at Coastal Living will reveal the No. 1 Happiest Seaside Town 2017 via social media and online at on January 11, 2017, and the winning town will be featured in the May 2017 20th Anniversary issue of Coastal Living.

“After getting to know the small-town charms of these communities, we are beyond thrilled to see which place wins the top spot to live by the sea,” said Coastal Living Editor in Chief Steele Marcoux. “From the shopping and dining paradise of Carmel, California, to the historic resort town of Cape May, New Jersey, all 10 of these towns truly embody a special magic.”

To choose the 2017 finalists for America’s Happiest Seaside Towns, Coastal Living editors begin by reviewing destinations that have been covered by the magazine and nominated via social media. Coastal Living then collects each town’s rank on the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, percentage of sunny days, air quality, healthiness of beaches, commute times, crime ratings, walkability, standard of living and financial well-being of the locals, geographic diversity and Coastal Living editors’ assessment of each town’s “coastal vibe.” A proprietary formula yields the Coastal Living Top 10 America’s Happiest Seaside Towns list of finalists. The ranking is then determined by online voting from September 26 to October 17.

Library Offers FREE Program on Mindful Meditation

Friends of the Library is offering a FREE presentation led by Terri Ames, CCH, to help people better understand mindfulness and to help them develop meditation as a daily practice.

Participants will learn how to lower stress levels by maintaining balance and control. This John Kabit Zins-based program will include instruction as well as a guided mindful meditation.

This FREE program will be held in the Fernandina Beach Library’s Community Room at 24 North 4th Street, on Thursday, September 29, at 7:00 p.m. To register, please call the Library at 904-277-7365.

For further information on joining Friends of the Library or to donate, please visit the Friends of the Library website at