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.
A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.
The Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament began in 1981. This non-profit organization uses their proceeds to Read more
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
– P.J. O’Rourke, Civil Libertarian
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
A decision to build new docks and a welcome center at the Fernandina Beach waterfront has been Read more
The Rooster Puzzle
A blonde calls her boy friend and says, “Please come over here and help me. I have a Read more
If you live on an island where seafood is a main staple in everyone’s freezer and weekly new catches create the need to keep a certain turn around frequency, a Bouillabaisse may be a great way to clean out the deep-freeze. Read more
“If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.”
Rising fuel costs have caused the Nassau County Commission to restrict county employees from taking home county vehicles. Nearly 40 employees currently take their cars home. Only employees who average at least 32 after-hour service calls in a year will be authorized to drive their vehicles home, reducing the number to about 14. That is a substantial reduction in fuel and maintenance expenses for the county.
An 11-year-old from South Florida, Jack Davis, brought about the Florida Restaurant Lending a Helping Hand Act after learning that restaurants throw leftover food away rather than donate it because of liability concerns. Now our own, Ritz-Carlton, Read more