Amelia Island News contains daily news, tourist, business and community information & travel & business directory for Fernandina Beach & its great fishing and watersports.

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Island First Aid Tips

Alligators – Do NOT go near alligators. They run very fast. Do NOT feed or tease! Bee Stings – Apply a baking soda paste and ice. If allergic, seek medical help. Crab Bites – Rinse well, disinfect, and apply antibiotic…
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City Boat Ramp

The city is having a hard time deciding what to do with the boat ramp at the foot of Ash Street. There is only one free

Jolly Roger

Jolly Roger 2 ounces Dark Rum 1 ounce Orange Juice 1/4 ounce Grenadina Dash of Bitters Shake with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

No Back to School Tax Break

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…
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Ameliaman

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

Marketing Florida

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…
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Political Quote

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. -Thomas Jefferson

Humor

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. – P.J. O’Rourke, Civil Libertarian

Risky Business

Two Nassau County entertainment venues were shut down after being raided.

What’s Good for the Goose is Good for the Governor

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…
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Beach Access for Thousands, Could Be Lost to a Few

53 beachfront properties located in the county near Peter’s Point want to be annexed into the city limits to restrict beach driving and further reduce beach access to all other residents and visitors.