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

Latest Posts

Sporting with Grandchildren

Out bicycling one day with my eight-year-old granddaughter, Carolyn, I got a little wistful. “In ten years,” I said, “you’ll want to be with your friends and you won’t go walking, biking, and swimming with me like you do now.”…
Read more

Deadly Rip Tides

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

And Al Gore Won!

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

Southern Potato Salad

INGREDIENTS 4 potatoes 4 eggs 1/2 stalk celery, chopped 1/4 cup sweet relish 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons prepared mustard 1/2 cup mayonnaise salt and pepper to taste DIRECTIONS Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil….
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

Political Quote

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