Mystery Weeds? Giant Leather Fern, Free Herb Class

Get help identifying garden mystery weeds. Free Landscape Matters class on herbs being offered Nov. 9, 2011 in Yulee by Master Gardener. Giant Leather Ferns can reach heights of 12 feet and are cold hardy for northeast Florida.

Fernandina City Officials’ Tax, Borrow & Spend Approach

Fernandina Beach has earned another distinction that places it within the top five percent of the cities in Florida. Of all the cities in the state, only five percent (or one out of 20) raised its property tax rate this year and also borrowed a significant amount of money. This is a dubious distinction.

Re-Imagination Project at Omni Amelia Island

A new lobby will greet guests with floor-to-ceiling ocean views. The Beach Club area will be enhanced with an infinity edge pool cascading into another large pool offering panoramic oceanfront views.

Learn More About Florida’s Coastal Nature

Love nature and being outdoors? Want to better understand Florida’s coastal and marine ecosystem? Take a Florida Master Naturalist course to learn more about Florida’s coastal plants and wildlife.

Travelers Love Amelia Island, Voted in Top 10 US Islands

World-class travel destination, Amelia Island, Florida earns accolades, ranked #8 of the “Top 10 Islands” to visit in the USA. Three island accommodators, Fairbanks House, Elizabeth Pointe Lodge, and the Ritz-Carlton, also win awards in their categories.

Halloween Ghost Tours, Carriage Rides & More

Fernandina’s downtown historic district features ghost tours, horse & carriage rides, and “Murder Mystery” weekend at Hoyt House. Amelia Community Theatre is holding a kid-oriented Halloween Hoopla. Family fun awaits at Conner’s farm in Nassau County, FL with corn maze and pumpkin patch.

Signs of the Times: Fernandina Businesses Close Doors

New signs decorated the storefront windows of two businesses on Centre Street in Fernandina Beach this past week. Fernandina General Store and Indigo Alley are two historic Centre Street businesses that have closed. Many small businesses are struggling to stay alive right now.