Pay attention to the flags flying from the lifeguard stands when you visit the beach. They are used to promote safety by identifying Read more
Donna Martin and Dave Mazur will be seeking the District 1 seat on the Nassau County School Board on August 26. Janet Adkins currently holds the seat, but Read more
Sounds on Center is a free community concert held the First Friday of each month from March through October at the foot of Centre Street in historic downtown Fernandina Beach. The event runs from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Bring your chairs and your dancing shoes and feel free to dance in the streets along with the sounds of a variety of bands playing danceable oldies, shag and current hits. The Historic Fernandina Business Association presents this family event with the help of additional local businesses such as Rick Keffer Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Atlantic Coast Bank, Rayonier, Terra Pointe, the News Leader, Remax, Florida Public Utilities, Smurfit-Stone, Coke and P-5 Productions. Keep your eyes out for Pirates at this event. A Fernandina Pirate just may take your mate for a whirl across the dance floor. For additional information, visit www.downtownfernandina.com
Monday nights at Beef O Brady’s brings a lively evening of trivia entertainment for the entire family to enjoy. The dining room becomes groups of teams made up of friends, families, neighbors and strangers. You make up a name for your team and the games begin at 7:30 PM. As you dine on menu favorites such as Teriyaki Chicken Wings, the new Asian Mandarin Chicken (pictured) or the beer battered fish-n-chips the host asks a series of questions in a variety of categories. Sports, music, television, entertainment, history, geography and current events and many more categories make everyone at your table feel like an expert at something by the end of the night. Prizes are awarded for the First, Second and Third Place winners, but be careful, a final gambit is offered as the final question where teams may elect to bet up to 100% of their points and suddenly an unsuspecting team takes home the grand prize.
The food is tasty, the service is quick and the entertainment is interactive. I highly recommend you take the family to Beef O Brady’s on Monday nights for an evening of good fun! They are located on the 14th Street side of the Publix shopping center at 1916 S. 14th Street in Fernandina Beach, 904-261-0555.
Due to the large volume of expressed interest in the Foundation for Intercultural Travel, we are posting more details on this exciting opportunity for you to Read more
Since 1988, the founders of Foundation for Intercultural Travel (F.I.T.) have worked side by side
with some of the largest, and some of the best exchange student programs in the industry. In
1996 Foundation for Intercultural Travel (F.I.T.) was established to answer the need for a more
personalized student exchange program. Read more
In Florida we are all used to hearing about rip tides or rip currents along our beaches. Unfortunately, they are not as aware of these in the northern states and several swimmers drowned this weekend due to Read more
May 12 marked the death of a 98-year-old lady named Irena who served as a plumbing and sewer specialist in a Warsaw ghetto during WWII. Irena was German, so she knew the Nazis’ plans for the Jews and smuggled infants Read more
Amelia Island, Florida will host the Amelia Island Songwriter Festival August 27th to the 31st, 2008. Songwriters can gain Read more
If you were waiting for the ten day sales tax holiday to shop for school and hurricane supplies, forget it. Florida lawmakers have chopped the popular event that saved consumers a whopping $41 million during the 2007 tax holiday.
Almost all of the state’s money comes from sales tax and this year the state just cannot afford the holiday for residents. Expect retailers to advertise sharp discounts to get consumers into their stores to attract more shoppers.
Watch the ads, shop with a list and look for items on clearance racks to get your best deals.
On Saturday, October 4th, 2008, Gatorade, Open Road Bicycles and Hammer Nutrition are sponsoring the 1st triathlon to be held on Amelia Island. The Atlantic Coast Triathlon will feature Read more
Richard Goldman, Chief Marketing Officer of the Amelia Island Plantation, will serve as chairman of the board for Visit Florida, the official marketing company for the state’s tourism industry.
Goldman will chair the board for fiscal year 2008-09, which began on July 1 and brings more than 30 years of broad marketing experience to this position.
He is currently responsible for marketing the Amelia Island Plantation. A 1,350 acre, AAA-Four Diamond resort located about 30 miles north of the Jacksonville International Airport nestled among the Atlantic Ocean, scenic marshlands and the Intracoastal Waterway.
Two Nassau County entertainment venues were shut down after being raided. Read more
Fernandina Beach could have lost federal grant money if found in violation of the Florida’s Resign to Run law, which prohibits government employees from running for partisan political office if they are employed on programs financed with federal loans or grants. The State Elections Office determined in February that Read more
53 beachfront properties located in the county near Peter‚Äôs Point want to be annexed into the city limits to restrict beach driving and further reduce beach access to all other residents and visitors. Read more