Northeast Florida Real Estate Drought Subsiding?

In Fernandina Beach, home sales prices have soared by 36 percent in recent months — to an average price of $257,790. Fernandina Beach experienced the second-highest increase (by percentage terms) among cities in the state of Florida in home sales prices over the last two quarters.

Crape Myrtle Problems? Barking Treefrogs?

Questions have been popping up about issues with crape myrtle trees. See solutions offered by Nassau County, Florida Extension Director and horticultural expert, Rebecca Jordi. Heard any barking treefrogs lately? Read “Garden Talk” Q & A.

Amelia Island SunSplash Music Festival on the Beach

An event held right in the sand at Seaside Park, Amelia Island SunSplash August 6-7, 2011 features live bands and a weekend packed with events (free admission to the festival, free parking). This year’s line up of live performances include The Resolvers, Klob, Hupp & Ray, Charlie Crews, Spred the Dub and Jenn Burns & Friends.

Kelley and Young For Citizen-Friendly Government

Kelley and Young are tirelessly championing frugal, streamlined, citizen-friendly government. Less spending. Fewer taxes. More efficiency. Being a lone voice on a commission or board can be lonely, however. Especially when you are the new politician on the block.

Market Top: $5.9M Home Listed On Amelia Island

A recently listed home for sale on Amelia Island, Florida becomes the highest priced home currently on the market on this northeast Florida barrier island near the Georgia border. The oceanfront property is located within Amelia Island Plantation.

Not a bright idea

EDITOR’S NOTE: Contributing columnist, Steve Nicklas, expresses his views and insights on various topics in Marketplace column. ___ STEVE’S MARKETPLACE ____ It seems the three Fernandina Beach city commissioners who had the bright idea to replace the twinkling tree lights in downtown with dim, obstructive ground lights are standing their ground. It appears Susan Steger, […]

Southern Dining, English Tea at Amelia’s Historic Inns

One need not be an overnight guest to experience two of Fernandina’s historic bed and breakfast inns. While so many folks admire their character and charm from the sidewalk when in town, how about getting a peek inside while dining? Florida House Inn features a southern-style lunch while Hoyt House offers an English Tea experience.